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September 12, 1943 

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Between the covers of this book will be a record 
of experiences at the School on the Hill for 1943- 
1944, a year in which few men are in evidence but 
a year in which more pretty girls have graced the 
campus than ever before. 

May these pages capture forever the reminiscences 
of happy events, studious hours, gala festivities, and 
friendly relationships with fellow students at Poto- 
mac State. 

Co-Editors 

Mary Lee Wolfe 
Dolly Nesselrodt 

Business Managers 
Virginia Sheetz 
Sue Theis 
Mary Minnich 

Advisor 
Mrs. David G. Nuzum 






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March 15, 1944. 



The Staff acknowledges with appreciation the interest shown by 
Dr. E. E. Church, Dr. W. D. Anthony and the faculty in the produc- 
tion of the sixth volume of The Catamount. Special gratitude is 
extended to Mrs. E. E. Church, Dr. Nancy Miller, Dr. Elizabeth 
Atwater, Mrs. James Green, Miss Mary Shipper, Mrs. James Swad- 
ley. Mr. Walter Jaworek and Mr. Ervin Dayton for their assistance 
in group arrangements. 

The helpful suggestions of Mrs. Fredericka Garrard of Twin City 
Publishing Company, of Mr. R. A. Haddock of Jahn and Oilier 
Engraving Company, and of Miss May Rose and Mr. John Rose 
of the Herald Printing House are gratefully acknowledged. 

We appreciate the fine photography of Mr. R. C. Larrimore, 
and we wish to thank Mr. Coyd Yost and Mr. Edgell Greyson for 
"shooting" the groups and for developing "glossies," respectively, 
and for their friendly cooperation. 

To all our advertisers and boosters we extend our unreserved 
appreciation. 

Our thanks go to many students who willingly cooperated: 
Jerry Reed, Dorothy Kalbaugh, Lina Lee Hawkins, Bill Wolverton, 
Chester Payne, Evelyn Critchfield, David Gambel and Ernest Wash- 
burn. 

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To T/5 David G. Nuzum, who, before his induction into the United States 
Army, was head of the English department of Potomac State School, we dedicate 
the 1944 Catamount. 

His activities and ideas have been missed not only by the Catamount staff 
but by Sigma Phi Omega, the Folio Book Club, and the Student Council, to all 
of which he gave unstintingly of time and effort. 

May this annual be a tribute to the fine spirit of Mr. Nuzum, who has been 
an inspiration to the success of this and the preceding Catamounts. 



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President's 
Ulessaae 



Every institution, be it family, college or nation, should develop some 
traditions. Certain symbols reflect the character of the institution, just as dis- 
tinguishing and distinctive qualities picture personality. Such a tradition on 
our campus is The Catamount. It gathers its annual harvest of personalities 
and organizations, and then carefully winnowing the grain from the chaff, it 
preserves for us the significant personalities and organizations that have per- 
formed upon the college stage. 

Just now we are confronted by the grim and stark realities of war. In this 
all out effort many normal activities have been set aside. Only the essentials 
have been retained. There has been no hesitancy in discarding anything whose 
real worth could be questioned. And by these standards The Catamount has 
been maintained, a real tribute to the important place it has assumed in our 
minds and hearts. 

To the sponsor of The Catamount in recent years, and at the beginning 
of this college year, who has joined the long list of Potomac State's sons and 
daughters in uniform, to his worthy successor, to a loyal hardworking editorial 
staff, and to a fine cooperative student body, we offer our congratulations and 
our thanks. You have been superb in your devotion to this indispensable insti- 
tution, this noble tradition — The Catamount. 

E. E. CHURCH, President. 



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Despite many obstacles and tribulations encountered in its 
preparation, the 1944 Catamount makes its appearance. None 
who have not participated in its preparation can fully appre- 
ciate the difficulties encountered by the staff; nevertheless, here is 
your book. 

The purpose of an annual publication is to preserve in the 
memories of students and faculty alike the history and traditions 
of the institution; and such purpose the Catamount fulfills in an 
adequate and satisfying manner. And as it continues to appear 
from year to year, it will itself become one of those traditions — 
one upon which the old graduate may look back in far future 
years with infinite pleasure. Such is its mission, and such it 
fulfills. 

W. D. Anthony, Acting Dean. 



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RUTH CUNNINGHAM MANNING, A.B. 

Dean of Women and Dietitian 
Davis and Elkins College 
Goucher College 

Randolph-Macon Women's College 
West Virginia University 

KATHERINE MOORE CHURCH, B.S. 





DANA G. LOUGH, B.S. 

Physical Education 
Potomac State 
West Virginia University 
Marshall College 

WALTER A. JAWOREK, B.S. 

Engineering 
Brown University 
West Virginia University 
University of Illinois 





ELIZABETH A. ATWATER, Ph.D. 

Speech and Dramatics 
Journalism 
Duquesne University 
Cornell University 
University of Pittsburgh 

NANCY MARGARET MILLER, Ph.D. 

Modern and Classical Languages 
Lebanon Valley College 
University of Pittsburgh 





RAYMOND L. DENNISON, M.S. 



West Virginia University 
Ohio State University 
University of Chicago 

ERVIN L. DAYTON, M.A. 

Economics and History 




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JOE L. YOUNG, M.A. 

Geology and Chemistry 
Broaddus College 
Shepherd College 
West Virginia University 
University of Chicago Extension 

JAMES T. HANDLAN, JR., M.S. 

Zoology 
West Liberty State Teachers College 
West Virginia University 
University of Munich 



ELIZABETH MARSHALL SWADLEY, M.S. 

Physical Education 
West Virginia University 
University of Wisconsin 

MARY FRAVEL SHIPPER, A.B. 






JOHN A. ALDRICH, Ph.D. 



FRANCES DOAK, A.B. 



W. DONALD JONES, B.S. 

Chemistry 
Geneva College 
University of Pittsburgh 
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VERNA RILEY GREEN, M.A. 

Home Economics and Psychology 
Marietta College 
Ohio Wesleyan University 
Ohio State University 
Ohio University 

LEONTINE BARNETT NUZUM, M.A. 

English 

West Virginia University 
Salem College 




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EDNA L. FLEEK 

Financial Secretary 






ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 




MARGARET G. COLEMAN 

Secretary to the Registrar 
First Semester 



LUCILE ANTHONY 

Secretary to the Registr 
Second Semester 




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Mrs. Dana G. Lough 

Preceptress of Girls 



Mr. Dana G. lough 

Preceptor of Davis Hall 






Mrs. EthelyndB. Hutton 

Preceptress of Boys 



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During pre-war days Davis Hall accommodated only men students of Po- 
tomac State School. At present the right wing houses thirty-four freshman 
girls. At the opening of the fall term, the left wing was occupied by twenty- 
four boys, twelve of whom left at mid-year for the Armed Forces. 

The Dining Hall is located in the same building. 

Adele Robinson is president of the girls' wing; Lucile Crane acts as proctor. 
Irving Byers serves as president and proctor; Lee Sheaffer is also proctor in the 
boys' wing. 




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Kexjnows Hall 



Reynolds Hall, the girls' dormitory, houses thirty-six young women, most 
of whom are sophomores. Rita Alexander is president of the "angels"; Marion 
Hartman is secretary-treasurer. 

Reynolds Hall was erected in 1925 and was named in honor of Mr. E. B. 
Reynolds. 

High-lights of the year were a "Spook Party" given by the freshmen in 
honor of the sophomores and a Yuletide party, complete with Santa and gifts. 




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September 12 

The campus is dotted with freshmen; some are excitedly locating an unknown "roomie"; 
others are being convoyed by Mom and Pop; here is one already looking forlorn — that will 
never do! Lunch in Davis Hall was followed by convocation in the auditorium. 

September 13-15 

Placement tests, physical exams, registration, theatre parties and a few drastic cases of 
homesickness! 

September 17 

The excitement of attending classes for the first time paled into insignificance after the 
"auditorium ordeal": each girl was given a generous amount of cold cream "in the face", topped 
off with a shower of "smelly" talcum: each female head was swathed in yards of Turkish 
toweling, turban fashion. Boys were decorated with the traditional lipstick insignia and were 
pictures of sartorial perfection in the gay stripes and bright polka-dots of bulky pajamas. All 
this beauty was displayed in the annual Snake Dance through the streets of Keyser. The fate 
of a freshman! 

September 21 

Girls in fluffy frocks and boys in "Sunday best" moved valiantly down the faculty reception 
line at the Student Reception. After the gauntlet was run, the gaiety commenced. 

Oetober 8 

The Sigma Epsilon Chi held the first sorority party, a benefit bridge at Reynolds Hall, 
which was a success. 

Oetober 15 

After a week of elaborate compliments and parties, the excitement culminated in the accept- 
ance by the sororities of their elated pledges. Wait until Hell Week, gals! 

The Pasquino staff presented the first of a series of musical programs by candle-light, a 
delightful innovation. 

Oetober 26 

Mr. Nuzum, head of the English department, left for induction into the U. S. Army. A 
guard of honor, consisting of the Three Musketeers, escorted him to the train. We shall miss 
him! Mrs. Nuzum, who will now sit behind her husband's desk, promises to keep us posted 
on the progress of "Bucky Private." 




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November 6 

Congressman Jennings Randolph was the principal speaker at the 
Homecoming Luncheon today. A tour to show the Alumni improve- 
ments on the campus was followed by a late afternoon tea at Reynolds 
Hall. The high-light of events, of course, was the gala Homecoming Ball, 
presided over by Dolly Nesselrodt, Miss Catamount V. Her escort was 
Ensign William Loy, a former student, home on leave from the U. S. 
Naval Air Corps. 

Because of the "beau" shortage, several damsels turned gallants and squired their best girl 
to the dance with admirable aplomb — gardenias 'nd everything! 

November 19 

A gay, checkered Gingham Dance was held tonight under the sponsorship of the Sigmas. 
Informal and considerable "square" fun. 

November 24 

The Phi Sigs and the Sigmas held an informal party at the Blue Jay Tavern, but there 
was nothing blue about the party. 

November 25 

Thanksgiving! But not enough of either holiday or of our feathered friend! 

December 3 

The Gammas' skating party proved quite successful, and everyone had a happy, though 
perhaps "uncomfortable" evening. "You'll be hurting!" 

December 11 

The annual Jingle Bell Hop was a merry, gay affair. Queen Jerry and King Tom presided 
regally and right royally commanded a joyous evening for the revelers, who will always re- 
member the occasion as one of Christmas gaiety in a beautiful setting. 

December 14 

The Christmas party at the dining hall this evening continued the holiday festivities. The 
room was bedecked with evergreens: each table was cleverly decorated; and a hugh spruce 
tree beautifully adorned was the center of attraction. Everyone had fun, and we once again 
staunchly believe in Santa Claus. 

December 17 

At last! The Christmas holidays — ten beautiful days, completely free from books and 
such. We aim to have fun. Merry Xmas, Diary! 

December 29 

Classes resumed today — there are large gaps in some of them. Who extended the vacation 
and didn't tell the rest of us? Exams are too close for comfort. 

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■''/ -V «fe. to make resolutions is the question. 

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-y-' t <V'\.&\ Diary, don't be angry because of neglect, but it's EXAMS! 

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cretarial . . . President, Folio 
. . . Players . . . Vice-President, Sophomores 
. . . Singers . . . Home Ec. Club . . . W.A.A. 
. . . Sigma Epsilon Chi. 
MARY FRANCES RUMER 
Keyser . . . Secretarial . . . Sigma Epsilon Chi. 
JACK GETTY* 



MARY LEE WOLFE 

Kingwood . . . A.B. . . . Co-editor, Catamount 
. . . Pasqumo . . . W.A.A. . . . Players . . . 
Folio . . . Delta Psi Omega. 
DAWN SIEVER 

Keyser . . . Secretarial . . . President. Sopho- 
mores . . . Sigma Phi Omega . . . Sigma Epsi- 
lon Chi . . . W.A.A. 
BETTY ANN SCHNIBBE 

Romney . . . Music . . . President, Singers 
. . . Home Ec. Club . . . Folio . . . Siema 
Epsilon Chi . . . Collegian Orchestra . . . Will 
attend W.V.U. 



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. . . Players . . . Delta Psi Omega. 
DAVID HOLY 

New York . . . Pre-Dental ... PI 
Medical Club . . . Sports Club . . 
lenic . . . Will be in Navy. 
BETTY JO SULLIVAN 

Pennsboro . . . Home Economics . 
. . . Home Ec. Club . . . Sign 
Chi . . . W.A.A. . . . Will ; 



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MARJORIE CRANE 

Albright . . . Secreta 



DOROTHY KALBAUGH 



Sigma Phi Omega 



JEAN CALHOUN 

Terra Alta . . . Secretai 



WILLIAM CARRIER 

Keyser . . . Pre-Dental . . . President I. 
Sigma Chi . . . Medical Club . . . Sport 
. . . Attending Johns-Hopkins. 
DOROTHY MILLER 



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Phi Omega . . 
Epsilon Chi . . 
JEAN ELLIS 

Cumberland . . 
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Club . . . W.A.A. . . 
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ROBERT KILMER 

Hedgeville . 



President, Engini 

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dent Council 
ant . . . Will 
CHARLOTTE GANO 

Cumberland . . . Busii 
Pasquino . . . Eta Upsilon Gam 
Folio . . . Catamount . . . Will 
GERALDINE REED 

Fellowsville . . . Home Economi 
Epsilon Chi . . . President, H 



JUNE HINES 

Lumberport . . . A.B. . . . Sin; 

Epsilon Chi . . . Editor, Pasq. 

. . . Home Ec. Club. 

MARY CAROLINE ERVIN 

Keyser . . . Pre-Education . . . 

gauge inspector. 

GRACE SITES 

Petersburg . . . Medical Technology . . . Sigma 

Epsilon Chi . . . Medical Club . . . Folio . . . 

Will go to Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia 



ANNA MARY FERRERO 

Avonmore, Pa. . . . Secretarial . 

Epsilon Chi . . . Folio . . . W.A.A. 

CHESTER PAYNE** 

Bridgeport . . . Physical Education 

dent. Student body . . . Folio . . 

Sports Club . . . Singers . 

HELEN WILT 

Amboy . . . Home Ecor 

Epsilon Chi . . . Pasquino 

. . . W.A.A. 



LINA LEE HAWKINS 

Pennsboro . . . Secretarial . . 

Gamma . . . Sigma Phi Omega 

. . . Singers . . . W.A.A. 

WANDA MICHAEL 

Romney . . . Sigma Epsilon Chi 

Student Council . . . President, Medi 

. . . Pan-Hellenic . . . W.A.A. 

SUE GLEESON 

Pre-Education ... Eta Upsilon 

W.A.A. . . . Attending W.V.U 



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Plans to teach. 
HORTENCE TAYLOR 

Newberg . . . Home Econo: 

Players . . . Home Ec. Club 

Westminster Forum . . . Delta 

Will attend W.V.U. 

IRVING BYERS* 

Martinsburg . . . Agriculture 

Delta Psi Omega . . . Presi< 

. . . Players . . . Singers . 

Sports Club . . . Navy SV-12. Duke U 




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SALLY O'BRIEN 

Luke . . . Pre-Nursing . . . Eta Upsilon Gamma 

. . . President. W.A.A. . . . Medical Club 

. . . Will go to Johns-Hopkins. 

GEORGE G. CLEAVER* 

Westernport . . . Engineering . . . Singers . . . 

Pan-Hellenic ... Phi Sigma Nu . . . Sports 

Club . . . Engineers . . . Will attend the U. of 

Maryland. 

RITA ALEXANDER 

Akron, O. . . . Secretarial . . . Eta Upsilon 

Gamma . . . Folio . . . Players . . . W.A.A. 

. . . Delta Psi Omega . . . Will attend Western 



DOROTHY COX 

Huttonsville . . . Home Economics ... Eta 
Upsilon Gamma . . . Home Ec. Club . . . 
Singers . . . W.A.A. . . . Will attend W.V.U. 
MARY JANE WHITESELL 
Kingwood . . . Medical Technology . . . Presi- 
dent. Sigma Epsilon Chi . . . Medical Club . . . 
Folio . . . Pan-Hellenic . . . Players . . . 
W.A.A. . . . Sigma Phi Omega. 
RUTH WESTFALL 

Smithville . . . Medical Technology . . . Eta 
Upsilon Gamma . . . W.A.A. . . . Pan-Hellenic 
. . . Sigma Phi Omega . . . Medical Club . . . 
Will attend Marietta College. 



JEAN MARIE DAVIS 

Keyser . . . Pre-Education . . . Feature Editor, 

Pasquino . . . Will attend W.V.U. 

BOWIE LINN GRANT 

Oakland . . . Pre-Medicine . . . President. Phi 

Sigma Nu . . . Pan-Hellenic . . . Singers . . . 

Players . . . Sports Club . . . Pasquino . . . Will 

attend U. of Maryland. 

JEAN LONG 

Terra Alta . . . Chemistry . . . Sigma Phi 

Omega . . . Sigma Epsilon Chi . . . Folio . . . 

Will attend W.V.U. 

BEULAH SELLERS 

Moundsville . . . Home Economics . . . Sigma 

Phi Omega . . . Sigma Epsilon Chi . . . Singers 

. . . Home Ec. Club . . . Will attend W.V.U. 

ETHEL MILLER 

Keyser . . . Secretarial . . . Sigma Epsilon Chi. 

HELEN DUNLAP 

McMechen . . . Medical Technology . . . Sigma 

Epsilon Chi . . . Pan-Hellenic . . . Medical 

Club . . . W.A.A. . . . will enter a nurses' 

training school. 

JLANITA LEWIS 

Cumberland . . . Medical Technology . . . Eta 

Upsilon Gamma . . . Players . . . Medical Club 

. . . Folio . . . W.A.A. . . . Attending Lou : s- 

ville School of Medical Techno'ogy. 

RALPH CAIN 

Pennsboro . . . Agriculture ... Phi Sigma Nu 

. . . Sports Club. 

MARGARET PENROD 

Davis . . . Pre-Nursing . . . Sigma Epsilon Chi 

. . . Medical Club . . . W.A.A. . . . Singers. 



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DOLLY NESSELRODT 

Franklin . . . Secretarial . . . Co-editor, Cata- 
mount ... Eta Upsilon Gamma . . . Pasquino 
. . . Folio . . . Players . . . W.A.A. . . . Will 
attend Ohio U. 
THOMAS BOSLEY 

Keyser . . . Chemistry . . . Phi Sigma Nu . . . 
Sports Club . . . Folio . . . Will attend Johns- 
Hopkins. 

BARBARA CORNELIUS 

Ridgeley . . . Pre-Education . . . Players . . . 
Singers . . . will attend Asbury College, Ky. 



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Moundsville . . . Music . . . Sigma Phi Omega DOUGLAS DIXON* 
... Phi Sigma Nu . . . Sports Club . . . Singers FRANCIS DORSEY* 



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DAVID MILNE* 

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Class OUicebs 

President Dawn Siever 

Vice-President Leafy Rexrode 

Secretary-Treasurer Dolly Nesselrodt 




"Pot" State, too, ivill play Host to Cadets 



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Ernest Washburn 
Alice Black 
Eloree MacDonald 
Margaret Hott 




"Fweshmen are the Cwaziest People!'"' 



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Shirley Steadm; 
Lucile Crane 
Eligio Grande* 
Patricia Shay 



Elizabeth Shugart 
Betty Lee Williams 
Mary Theo Bishop 
Earl Boyd 



Lavaun Trent. 
Adair Welton 
Louise Ashby 
Sue Theis 



William Anthony, Jr. 
Mary Minnich 
Betty Jo Everly 
Dorothy Wolfe 



Doris Elrick 

John Wotring* 
Dorothy Vandevender 
Gwendolyn Everett 




One bought a Season Ticket to Assemblies 



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Patricia Daugherty 




Rules, Badges, and Caps clouded Morale! 

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Jeanne Nestor 
Elcnse Twigg 
Barbara Renick 
Reid Feather* 



Maxine Bennett 
Clarice Ridenaur 
William Wolverton 
Sara Malone 



Amelia Fisher 
Elizabeth Carter 
Josephine Baughm 
Ella Marice Ryan 



Eleanore William 
Edward Powell 
Virginia Sheetz 
Edna Coffman 



Max Smith 
Marian Lee Wash 
Barbara Proudfoot 
Helena Dorsey 





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Richard Bevan 



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Betty Heishman 
Mary K. Martin 
Sallie Siever 
Erma Thrasher 
Harold Ashby* 


Simeon Bright* 
Charles Coffman 
Donald Cross* 
Robert Morris 


James Pierce 
Eugene Shank* 
William Shirer* 
James Spitznoggl 
Dwain Pritchard* 


* In the Armed Forces. 


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Adele Robinson 








Secretary 
Treasurer 




Myrtle Mae Fries 
Eleanor Pritts 




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Mr. and Miss I. Q Max Smith 

Favorite Pin-ups Tom Bosley 

Musical High Notes Lee Sheaffer 

Dining Hall Hero Chester Payne 

Cutest Gal in Stripes 

Campus Queen and Keyser Cutie Dolly Nesselrodt 

The Jolly Jabberers David Gamble 

Most Contented Female on the 

Home Front 

Most Discontented Female on the 
Home Front 

Mr. Wolfe and Miss Come-Hither Chester Payne 

Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake Edward Powell 

Handsomest Heroes in Service S 2/c Reid Feathei 

Mr. Sports Club and Miss 

W. A. A Chester Payne 

The Dancing Masters Rita Alexander 

Misses Reynolds and Davis Hall Geraldine Reed 

Most Flirtatious "Femmes" Mary Lee Wash 



Ella Marice Ryan 

Adair Welton 

Marjorie Crane 

Betty Ann Schnibbe 

Jean Calhoun 

Sue Theis 

Mary Jane Whitesell 

Emelie Kerlin 

Mary Lee Wolfe 

Margaret Hott 

Betty Jo Sullivan 

T/5 David G. Nuzum 

Sally O'Brien 

Jim Rice 

Betty Lee Williams 

Sally Malone 



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January 21 

Second semester registrations were made today. One semester behind 
us, and classes begin again tomorrow. 
January 24 

Why all this feverish activity' on the part of the "Kittymount" Staff? There is much 
flourishings of scissors, paste, rubber cement, and rulers. They seem determined to have a 
yearbook! 
January 28 

Some of these English students who have sent notes to T/5 David G. Nuzum have received 
answers with a miniature photo attached. Those of us who received answers but no picture are 
a little disappointed. 
February 3 

A few fuses were blown, but after this -slight delay, Mr. Yost began "shooting" the group 
pictures, all of which were satisfactory in spite of the fact that the W. A. A.'s would not stand 
still. Maybe they were just shivering. Even Major saw the "birdie". 
February 4 

"Mrs. O'Leary's Cow", gr-r-reen that she was, makes good! 
February 13 

The girls of Davis Hall were "at home" today. Their Valentine Tea was charming. 
February 14 

Some four or five inches of snow fell to make this a Christmasy St. Valentine's Day. Dan 
Cupid complains that all his targets are feminine and that he is an expert marksman to no 
avail. 

The Gammas had an informal evening tea with hearts and flowers amid all the snow flakes. 

Who sent all those comic Valentines? Such taste! 
February 23 

Unfortunately the pictures that Eloise Twigg thought would be featured in Life appeared 
only in a Cumberland paper! Too bad! 
February 25 

An all-time high in giggles and hilarity prevailed during the voting on Who's Who. Lee 
Sheaffer insisted he "couldn't think of any women." Not even Emilie? 
February 29 

Miss Shipper is frantic! She has to referee tussels between industrious freshmen and de- 
termined sophomores over material for research papers. 
March 1 

A lion is right! Snow and everything. The Sigmas initiated Hell Week: new fashion in 
skirts; dolls and pandas in evidence. Mrs. Nuzum had no idea Eleanor Pritts and Barbara 
Proudfoot could recite jingles so "sweetly." 

Who would have thought that black cotton hose, clothes on wrong side out, and hair 
pinned snugly up one side and allowed to tumble down on the other could be so glamorous? 
Take a gander at a Gamma! 
March 3 

Leaden skies and snowflakes, blue skies and sunshine, all in one day ! Surely Spring is just 
around the corner of March. Robins are on the campus again. 
March 6 

The formal initiation of the Gammas was held at Reynolds Hall, which was gala with 

** |Bji evening dresses and yellow roses. 

_v4%L_ March 10 

~lL \tfT~ — Mr. Dayton has set a rabbit trap. Is there a shortage of 

Easter Bunnies? 
March 15 

Diary, we're off to Champaign, Illinois. Wish us luck! 
We'll be seeing you in May. 'By now. 

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Amid the gold and blue of the tenth annual Home" 
coming Ball, sponsored by the Student Council, Dolly 
Nesselrodt, an attractive sophomore, was honored as Miss 
Catamount V. Dolly was presented with an arm bou- 
quet of American Beauty roses in tribute to her popularity 
and to her fine scholastic attainments. 

With Ensign William Loy as her escort. Miss Cata- 
mount V led the Grand March. The dance music for the 
evening was played by "Tink" Atkins and his orchestra. 




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In a fragrant setting of Yuletide pine, pretty, petite 
Geraldine Reed was chosen Queen of Winter to reign at 
tonight's Jingle Bell Hop, sponsored by Phi Sigma Nu 
and Sigma Epsilon Chi. 

Jerry was selected for her charming personality and 
for her popularity in her sorority. After the Grand 
March she was formally crowned, with Tom Bosley as 
her King and escort. 

Music was furnished by "Tink" Atkins and his or- 
chestra. 



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OFFICERS 
JL President . . Mary Jane Whitesell 

Vice-President . . . Wanda Michael 

Secretary Geraldine Reed 

Treasurer Beulah Sellers 

Chaplain Emilie Kerlin 

Mrs. James Swadley Social Secretary . . Margaret Penrod Mrs. Dana G. Lough 

Sponsor Co-Sponsor 

Pan-Hellenic Representative, Helen Dunlap I, Helen Wilt, II 

CAMERA SHY MEMBERS 
Sallie Siever Hortence Taylor 

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Sigma Epsilon Chi, originated in 1923, is Potomac State's oldest sorority. It is a local 
organization, although at one time it was affiliated with a national junior college sorority, 
Sigma Iota Chi. The promotion of congeniality, sisterly devotion, responsibility and consid- 
eration for others are its ideals. 

Aided by the Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity, this group sponsored the Jingle Bell Hop in honor 
of Miss Geraldine Reed, who was crowned Queen of Winter; Mr. Thomas Bosley was King. 
A Gingham Dance in November was also sponsored by the sorority. 

The "Rush Party" was held on October 12. "Hell Week" took place in March as did 
the initiation of twenty-five pledges at a formal dinner. 



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Dorothy Kalbaugh 
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Lina Lee Hawkins 
Juanita Lewis I, 
Charlotte Gano II 
Jean Ellis 
Jean Calhoun 
Dorothy Cox 
. . Sally O'Brien 





Representatives to Pan-Hellenic — Ruth Westfall I, Marjorie Crane II 



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Dolly Nesselrodt Dorothy Moore 



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Eta Upsilon Gamma, the only national junior college sorority on the campus, was es- 
tablished at Christian College, Columbia Missouri. The sorority's aims are to promote 
scholarship, to stimulate school spirit, and to enrich and broaden friendship. 

The first of the year, Miss Frances Doak was initiated as co-sponsor to assist Mrs. James 
Green, sponsor. 

Thirty girls became Gamma pledges after attending a Rush Party held October 13, 
1943. Hell Week and Initiation were held in March. 

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Mr. James Handlan 

President Sponsor 

Bowie Linn Grant I; Jerry Cleaver II 

Vice-President 

William Wolverton I; Bowie Linn Grant II 

Secretary - Treasurer 

Thomas Bosley I; William Wolverton II 

Representative to Pan-Hellenic 

William Wolverton, Bowie Linn Grant I: 
Jerry Cleaver, Earl Boyd, James Pierce II 

Chaplain 

John Matthes I; David Holy II 

Sergeant -at -Arms 

James Newcome I; James Pierce II 

The Phi Sigma Nu was originally a national junior college organization 
which was later disbanded. The group is now known on the campus as a local 
social fraternity. 

The Phi Sigma Nu, together with the Sigma Epsilon Chi, sponsored the 
fifth Jingle Bell Hop, honoring Miss Geraldine Reed, the Queen of Winter, and 
Mr. Thomas Bosley, her escort. 

The fraternity upholds certain standards such as scholastic achievement, 
high morals, a better college spirit, and a greater interest in all school activities. 
The group strives to promote better relations between college students and to 
establish a life-long bond of friendship between members. 






MEMBERS 


Thomas Bosley 






Francis Dorsey 


Earl Boyd 






Bowie Linn Gra 


Simeon Bright 






David Holy 


Ralph Cain 






John Matthes 


Jerry Cleaver 






James Newcome 


Charles Coffma 






James Pierce 


Don Cross 






Eugene Shank 




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Mr. Ervin L. Dayton 

Sponsor 

OFFICERS 

President * William Carrier I; Chester Payne II 

Vice-President Edward Powell 

Secretary-Treasurer Ernest Washburn 

Chaplain Max Smith 

Sergeant-at-Arms David Gamble 

Representatives to Pan-Hellenic: 

David Milne, Robert Biddle I, 

Chester Payne, Ernest Washburn, James Rice II 

As is the custom, Theta Sigma Chi sponsored the election of Miss Cata- 
mount, who was named at the Homecoming Ball. Miss Dolly Nellelrodt, who 
received the title, was presented with a bouquet of roses by William Carrier, 
Theta president the first semester. 

Theta Sigma Chi Fraternity, which is a local organization, was founded 
on the campus of Potomac State in 1924. In 1931 a charter was issued and a 
Beta chapter founded at Shepherd State College. 

The ideals of the fraternity are the promotion of fellowship, high moral 
standards, scholarship, and social betterment. Theta Sigma Chi is highly 
rated, having won upon every occasion the Dean's Scholarship Trophy, which 
is presented each year to the fraternity which has the highest scholastic stand- 
ing. Theta members stand high among their fellows and are active in all social 
organizations on the campus. 

Chester Payne, chosen this year to head the student body for the second 
semester, was the president for the latter half of the year. 

MEMBERS 

Harold Ashby William Carrier Edward Powell 

Richard Bevan David Gamble Dwaine Prichard 

Robert Bittle Jack Getty William Shirer 

Eligio Grande Max Smith 

David Milne George Solan 

"iA^Nv Richard McCullough Ernest Washburr 

^fok ^MM'^mK Chester Payne John Wotri 



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Sigma Phi Omega was established on the campus in 19 23 for purpose of giving recogni- 
tion to outstanding scholarship and leadership. Election to membership in Sigma Phi Omega 
is an honor coveted by Potomac State students. 

At one of the first convocations of the year, Sigma Phi Omega presented to the student 
body the outstanding campus leaders, who explained the work and plans of the various organi- 
zations. The companion program paying tribute to student attainment will again be spon- 
sored by the honor society at the close of the year, as will also the annual banquet wherein 
student and faculty members join in honoring those newly elected to the organization. 
Throughout the year, the sale of United States War Stamps and Bonds continued through 
the efforts of this group and the cooperation of the student body. 




Nancy M. Miller 

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MEMBERS 

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Dorothy Kalbaugh 
Emilie Kerlin 



OFFICERS 

President Dorothy Miller 

Vice-President . Mary Jane Whitesell 




Mr. David G. Nuzum 

Faculty Representative 



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Since so many of the young men, who were members of the Potomac State Singers, have 
joined the Armed Forces, the group is now known as the Girls' Glee Club. 

The Singers made two appearances during the first semester one before the Rotary Club 
of Keyser; the other at the annual Christmas Assembly. Commencement numbers will be 
presented by the Glee Club. 

GLEE CLUB MEMBERS 



Linda Lee Adams 


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June Hines 


Geraldine Reed 


Ernestine See 


Madeline Bauman 


Jear 


Ellis 


Ruth Ludwick 


Leafy Rexrode 


Beulah Sellers 


Jean Calhoun 


Bet 


y Jo Everly 


Mary Martin 


Adele Robinson 


Patricia Shay 


Edna Coffman 


Glo 


ria Fawley 


Peggy Parsons 


Dorothy Rollins 


Louise Shores 


Barbara Cornelius 


Ma 


ion Hartman 


Margaret Penrod 


Ella Marice Ryan 


Betty Jo Sullivan 


Dorothy Cox 


Lin 


a Lee Hawkins 


Eleanor Pritts 


Betty Schnibbe 


Hortence Taylor 


Evelyn Critchfield 






SINGERS 




Mary Lee Wright 


Tom Bosley 


Do 


aid Cross 


Bowie Grant 


Chester Payne 


Miriam Stuart 


Irving Byers 


Rei 


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Frances Kitzmiller 


Lee Sheaffer 


Ernest Washburn 


Jerry Cleaver 


Am 


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Dorothy Moore 


Max Smith 


Bill Wolverton 




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JHHTC OFFICERS 

President Leafy Rexrode 

Vice-President Chester Payne 

Miss Mary Shipper p _, _ t1 ... , 

Sponsor Secretary- I reasurer Sally Malone 

The Folio Book Club was organized in 1939. The aims of the club are 
to stimulate an interest in and keep members informed on new books. 

The club meets each first and third Wednesday afternoon in the Library. 
At that time some guest speaker reviews a book. On a few occasions, it has 
been possible for the club to hear some author, the most celebrated being Carl 
Sandburg. 

The group sponsored a number of student mixes which have been extremely 
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Maxine Bennett 
Betty Babb 
Mary Theo Bishop 
Irving Byers 
Jean Calhoun 
Elizabeth Carter 
Mabel Clower 
Lucile Crane 
Marjorie Crane 
Evelyn Critchfield 
Jeanne Cunningham 
Patricia Daugherty 
Doris DeHaven 
Helen Dunlap 
Edith Eby 
Jean Ellis 
Doris Elrick 
Gwendolyn Everett 
Anna Mary Ferrero 
Bernice Fox 
Myrtle Fries 



David Gambl 
Charlotte Gai 
Jack Getty 
Ellen Harper 



David Holy 
Margaret Hott 
Dorothy Kalbaugh 
Emilie Kerlin 



Jean Long 
Mary Martin 
Richard McC 
Eloree McDo 
Irene McGuire 
Mary Minnich 
Dorothy Moore 
Dolly Nesselrodt 
Jeanne Nestor 
Sally O'Brien 



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Margaret Penrod 
Edward Powell 
Maureen Pntchard 



Grace Sites 
Shirley Steadman 
Hortence Taylor 
Sue Theis 
Bette Tyler 
Eloise Twigg 
Wanda Wageley 
Ernest Washburn 
Adair Welton 
Mary Jane Whitesell 
Mary Williamson 
Helen Wilt 



Wanda Michael 
Ruth Westfall 



Marian Lee Wash 
Dorothy Wolfe 
Mary Lee Wolfe 
Mary Lee Wright 




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STAFF 

Editor June Hi 

News Editor Robert Kill 

Assistants: Doris Elrick. Margaret Hon 
Business Manager Charlotte G; 

A . Circulation Manager Mary Lee Wolfe 

Assistants: David Holy, Ella Marice Ryan 
DR. ELIZABETH ATWATER 

Faculty Advisor Sports Editor Ernest Washburn 

Assistant: Bette Tyler 
Society Editor .... Dolly Nesselrodt Alumni Editors . . Sallie Siever. Gwen Everett 

Assistants: Marion Hartman. Rita Alexander F arms News Editor . . Irving Byers 

Feature Editor .... Jean Mane Davis Reporters: Helen Wilt. Lina Lee Hawkins. Barbara 

Dav.d Holy. Geraldine Reed. David Gamble. Eloise P Babb , Blll Anthonv 

Twigg. Wanda Wageley 

This spring will see the Potomac State Pasqutno's completion of twenty-five years of 
service on the campus. Our fortnightly newspaper is published under the supervision of the 
class in journalism, with the assistance of the staff members. 

A member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association, the school paper en- 
deavors to adhere to the policies of that organization while giving public expression to the 
best interests of the school and the student body. 

The Pasquino is printed at the Mineral Daily News-Tribune Building, where the students 
get first-hand experience at proofreading and general make-up work. 




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The Potomac State Players, originated in 1919, is the oldest cultural group on the campus. 
In order to give the Players an opportunity to meet the requirements for membership in Delta 
Psi Omega, National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity, the club was divided into five groups 
competing in the presentation of one-act plays, chosen, cast, directed, and managed com- 
pletely by the students. Other productions were also presented. 
OFFICERS 



Players 

President Hortense Taylor* 

Vice-President Dawn Siever 

Secretary Emilie Kerlin 

Treasurer Leafy Rexrode 

Sponsor Dr. Elizabeth Atwater 



Delta Psi Omega 
Irving Byers 
Rita Alexander 
Mary Lee Wolfe 





MEMBERS 




Louise Ashby 


Dolly Nesselrodt 


Marian Lee Wash 


Josephine Baughman 


Chester Payne 


Ernest Washburn 


Alice Black 


Marion Hartman 


Dorothy Wolfe 


Mary Theo Bishop 


Betty Heishman 


Mary Lee Wright 


Barbara Cornelius 


David Holy 


Ella Marice Ryan 


Marjorie Crane* 


Margaret Hott 


Clarice Ridenaur 


Jeanne Cunningham 


Dorothy Kalbaugh 


Adele Robinson 


Doris Jean De Haven 


Juanita Lewis 


Patricia Shay 


Edith Eby 


Sally Malone 


Virginia Sheetz 


Gloria Fawley 


Mary K. Martin 


Max Smith 


Amelia Fisher 


Mary Minnich 


Ernestine See 


Myrtle Mae Fries 


Kirk Pritchard 


William Shirer 


David Gamble 


Barbara Renick 


Bette Tyler 


Bowie Grant 


Eloise Twigg 




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The Home Economics Club was organized in 19 36. Its purpose is to promote interest 
and to develop leadership in the field of home economics. 

The course leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Home Economics at West Vir- 
ginia University if so desired and is planned for those who wish to teach or for those who 
merely wish to learn the business of home-making. 

Membership is based purely on interest and consists of those students participating in the 
courses of food, clothing, and interior decoration. The clothing class began an active year 
by making table cloths; the foods group sponsored bake sales and helped serve several com- 
munity dinners. Both aided in the war effort by folding Red Cross bandages: some mem- 
bers enrolled in the Home Nursing Class. 

The outstanding achievement of the year was the membership into both State and Na- 
tional Home Economics Associations. 




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MEMBERS 




Betty Babb 


Jean Ellis 


Clarice Ridcnaur 


Maxine Bennett 


Gloria Fawley 


Louise Showalter 


Elizabeth Carter 


Bernice Fox 


Sue Theis 


Mabel Clower 


Vivian Hart 


Dorothy Vandevende 


Lucile Crane 


June Hines 


Mary Williamson 


Dorothy Cox 


Ruth Ludwick 
Leafy Rexrode 


Dorothy Wolfe 



OFFICERS 

President Geraldine Reed 

Vice-President Evelyn Critchfield 

Secretary Emilie Kerlin 

Treasurer Hortence Taylor 

Scrapbook Editor Beulah Sellers 

Art Editor Betty Jo Sullivan 




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President 
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David Milne I, Dorothy Kalbaugh II 

Wanda Michael I, Chester Payne II 

Ruth Westfall I, Mary Jane Whitesell II 

Bowie Grant I, George Cleaver II 



Representative to Student Council: 

Dorothy Kalbaugh I, Marjorie Crane II 
Eta Upsilon Gamma Representatives: 

Dorothy Kalbaugh, Ruth Westfall I: Marjorie Crane. Sally Malone II 
Sigma Epsilon Chi Representatives: 

Mary Jane Whitesell, Wanda Michael I. Helen Dunlap, Betty Lee Williams II 
Phi Sigma Nu Representatives: 

Bowie Grant, Bill Wolverton I; Jerry Cleaver, Earl Boyd, James Pierce II 
Theta Sigma Chi Representatives: 

David Milne, Robert Biddle, John Wotring I: 

Chester Payne, James Rice, Ernest Washburn II 

Pan-Hellenic, the governing body of all the Greek organizations on the Potomac State 
campus, promotes participation in fraternal activities and serves as a central bank for the 
Greek orders. 

A "Sadie Hawkins" dance, held on New Year's Eve, was sponsored by Pan-Hellenic. 




They referee the perpetual Sigma-Gamma Bout 



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The Engineers' Club has been active since its organization in 1931. The main purpose 
of the group is to acquaint the prospective engineers with the different fields of engineering. 

Major activities have consisted of participation in a Morse-Code receiving project, the 
equipment for which was similar to that used by the Army and Navy. Inspection trips 
have been cancelled for the duration. The club has shared round-table discussions regarding 
"the engineer's place in the post-war world." Professional engineers were invited to these 
meetings. 



OFFICERS 

President Robert Kilmer 

Vice-President Jerry Cleaver** 

Secretary-Treasurer Reid Feather* 

Sponsor Mr. Walter Jaworek 





MEMBERS 


William Anthor 


y William Shirer* 


Robert Bittle* 


Richard Bevan* 


Don Cross* 


Simeon Bright* 


Eugene Shank* 


Dwain Prichard 


Harold Ashby* 


Max Smith 


Earl Boyd 


James Spitznog 


Robert Morris 


John Wotring* 



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CO-EDITORS 
Mary Lee Wolf, I Dolly Nesselrodt, 

BUSINESS AND ADVERTISING MANAGERS 
Virginia Sheetz 



Sue Theis 



Mary Minnich 




SUBSCRIPTION MANAGERS 

Ella Marice Ryan Margaret Hott 

Irene McGuire Josephine Baughman Eloise Twigg 

Make-up Editors: Betty Heishman, Ernestine See 

Staff: Eloree McDonald. Lavaun Trenton, Louise Ashby 
Artists: Betty Jo Sullivan. William Anthony 
Snapshot Editor: Marion Hartman 
Feature Writers: Wanda Wagley, Sallie Siever, Charlotte Gano, Mary Jane Whitesell 

In spite of numerous complications in photography and difficulties in securing a printer, 
the Catamount went to press on schedule. Although individual pictures were taken before 
Christmas, work on make-up did not begin until after New Year. 

Without the generous cooperation of faculty and students and without the industry of 
loyal staff members, the copy could not have been completed for May publication. 




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The Student Council is the official governing organization of the student 
body. Directing student activities and promoting school spirit are the Council's 
major objectives. 

During Freshman Week the Council aids in the orientation program for 
the new students; the selection and enforcement of freshman rules are delegated 
to the Council. The "Kangaroo Court" metes out punishment to erring 
Freshmen. 

Annually the Student Council sponsors the Homecoming Ball. 




MEMBERS 

President of the Student Body: Wanda Michael I, Chester 

Payne, II 
President of the Sophomore Class: Dawn Siever 
Representative of the Sophomore Class: Dorothy Miller 
Representative of Pan-Hellenic: Dorothy Kalbaugh 
Representative of Sports Club: Chester Payne 
President of Davis Hall, Boys: Irving Byers 
President of Davis Hall, Girls: Adele Robinson 
President of Reynolds Hall: Rita Alexander 
President of Freshman Class: Adele Robinson 
Representative of Freshman Class: Gwendolyn Everett 
Representative of the Pasquino: Robert Kilmer 
Representative of Engineers: Jerry Cleaver 
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. David G. Nuzum 



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The Women's Athletic Association of Potomac State School was organized to promote 
an interest in sports and to develop the best in sportsmanship as a participant and as a spec- 
tator. Each member is encouraged to find at least one sport in which she will have a lasting 
interest. 

This organization sponsored an intramural program of tournaments in hockey, volley- 
ball, basketball and softball among the team sports and encouraged participation in tennis, 
ping-pong, badminton, shuffleboard and other individual sports. 

OFFICERS 

President Sara O'Brien 

Vice-President Geraldine Reed 

Secretary-Treasurer Betty Lee Williams 

Intramural Manager Charlotte Gano 

Sponsor Mrs. Elizabeth Swadley 



Rita Alexander 
Maxine Bennett 
Mary Theo Bishop 
Elizabeth Carter 
Jean Calhoun 
Mabel Clower 
Marjorie Crane 
Jeanne Cunningham 
Helen Dunlap 
Jean Ellis 
Doris De Haven 



MEMBERS 

Betty Jo Everly 
Anna Mary Ferrero 
Myrtle Mae Fries 



Lina Lee Hawkins 
Dorothy Kalbaugh 
Dorothy Miller 
Dolly Nesselrodt 



Leafy Rexrode 
Clarice Ridenaur 
Ella Marice Ryan 



:ence Taylor 
3thy Vandevendei 

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Since its organization in 193 3, the Medical Club of Potomac State has 
made rapid progress. The purpose of this group is to acquaint interested stu- 
dents with the various branches of the medical fields and to engage in primary 
experiments. 

Because of the exigencies of the present conflict, the activities of the Medi- 
cal Club will be temporarily suspended. 



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The Sports Club is an athletic organization composed of sports-minded 
students. The objectives of the club are to educate participants in the methods 
of playing, conducting and officiating the various sports, and to develop a 
spirit of sportsmanship. 

The activities of this club, also, have been canceled for the duration. 




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Dr. James Newcome 

Mr. Harry Kight 

Mr. Paul Rouzer 

Mr. Ernest A. See 

Mr. James E. Goldsworthy 

Mr. Howard Rogers 

Mr. H. T. Kessel 

A Friend 

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Dr. E. A. Carrier 

Mr. James H. Swadley 

Dr. V. L. Robinson 



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POTOMAC STATE SCHOOL 

OF WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 

A Junior College, Fully Accredited, Offering Courses in Arts and Sciences, 

Pre-Law, Pre-Education, Commerce and Business Administration, 

Home Economics, Agriculture, Engineering 

Music, Pre-Dental 

Sensible Academic Standards 

A WELL-PLANNED SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM 

INTELLIGENT ATTENTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF 

THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT 



Reasonable Cost 



A West Virginia Institution in Keyser 

FALL SEMESTER OPENS SEPTEMBER 10, 1944 

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June Hines . . . Dresden China Blonde . . . 
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Dorothy Kalbaugh ... a dress twister in ;i quan- 
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Dorothy Miller . . . has a corner on A's . . . 
used to have cute hangs . . . great athletic 
student. 

Juanita Lewis . . . "Appie" for a prodigious ap- 
petite . . . taps along in tiny shoes. 

Jean Long . . . brightly shining honor student 
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Wanda Michael . . . "Mike" . . . many loves . . . 
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Dolly Nesselrodt . . . longs for Turk's voice . . . 
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Emilie Kerlin . . . dotes on lab cats and General 
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Ethel Miller . . . quiet . . . extra-demure ... in 
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Sally O'Brien . . . "Bumpkin" has a dry wit . . . 

Margaret Penrod . . . "Dum-Dum" . . . Mrs. Neil's 
goodest angel . . . the Tucker Co. hee-haw. 

Geraldine Reed . . . "Jerry" . . . "Doc" ... 90 
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PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS 

Main and Armstrong Streets Keyser, West Virginia 


THE SUGAR BOWL 

Student Headquarters 

PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES 
HOBBY CENTER 

Piedmont and Mineral Streets Keyser, West Virginia 



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we, too, offer our sincere good wishes to this year's 
graduating class; to those who have gone before; 
and to those who are to follow and to the un- 
doubted success of the completion of the task that 
lies before us, the achievement of everlasting world 
peace. 

TilcJCaic's 

Cumberland, Maryland 


KEYSER STUDIO 

C. R. LARIMORE 

Photographer 

• 

Keyser, West Virginia 


Rita Alexander . . . likes the light fantastic . . . 

powerful easy to look at. 

Barbara Babb . . . Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny . . . 

Jean Calhoun . . . "Bessie" . . . thunder . . . sum- 
mer school . . . right pretty, sir! 

Barbara Cornelius . . . petite . . . dark halo of 
curls . . . has a yen for Ky. 

Dorothy Cox . . . "Dottie" . . . cheezeburgers . . . 
"I'm hungry and sleepy." 

Marjory Crane . . . "Marje" . . . Tom . . . willowy 
. . . glamorous. 


Buy War Bonds! 

Shear's 

For Victory! 



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JAKE'S SERVICE 
STATION 

SINCLAIR GAS AND OILS 

Inspection Station No. 231184 
Dial 8801 Westernport, Md. 

• 

DINE AND DANCE 

at 

JAKE'S PLACE 

Westernport, Md. 

• 

RENDEZVOUS 

Piedmont, W. Va. 

Jake Wilson, Proprietor 


MEET HERE . . . 

ROYAL RESTAURANT 

Main Street Keyser, W. Va. 


CITY SHOE HOSPITAL 

D. M. Idoni. Proprietor 
Keyser, W. Va. 


Compliments of 

KAPLON'S YOUNG MENS SHOP 

Cumberland, Maryland 


Jean Marie Davis . . . always dependable . . . 
sweet ... a Keyserite. 

Helen Dunlap . . . likes Bill . . . demure . . . Could 
she be shy? 


PIEDMONT GROCERY COMPANY 

Distributors of 

SUNKIST FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, SUNKIST COFFEE 
AND LARABEE FLOUR 

R. G. DuVall, Manager Piedmont, West Virginia 


Mills and Company 

PRODUCE 

Piedmont, West Virginia 


Jean Ellis . . . "Lorraine" . . . cute brownette 
. . . LOVES Home Ee! 

Mary Ervin . . . better late than never ... a 
toothpaste-ad smile. 

Anna Mary Ferrero . . . dancing instructor for 
awkward dormitory-ettes. 

Charlotte Gano . . . misses Dotty . . . pleasant 
personality . . . cooperative. 

Sue Gleeson . . . most prolific letter writer in Mr. 

Lina Lee Hawkins . . . "Well, good!" . . . dear 
Leo . . . loves to giggle. 



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ESSO SERVICE CENTER 




Main and Armstrong Streets 


Compliments 
of 


C. L. Schaffenaker 




WILDEMANN'S 


Gift Center 
KEYSER CARD SHOP 


QUALITY CLEANERS 




SMITH'S 


• 


TENDER FEET SHOES 


Keyser, West Virginia 


Cumberland, Maryland 


Leafy Rexrode . . . always hungry . . . gypsy- 
esque . . . campus Molyneaux . . . outstanding 
tumbler. 




Mary Frances Rumer . . . beautiful . . . Irish-blue 




weight. 


• 


QUEEN CITY 




DAIRY, INC. 


A 


• 


FRIEND 


When in Cumberland 




Visit 




Our Dairy Fountain 


• 


• 




310 South Mechanic Street 




Cumberland, Maryland 



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CALEMINE'S SHOE 
SHOP 

Wishes 

The Entire Student Body 

and Faculty 

GOOD LUCK! 

74 Armstrong Street Keyser, W. Va. 


You Are Always Welcome 
— at — 

BURTON'S 

GOOD CLOTHES FOR MEN 
AT POPULAR PRICES 

129 Baltimore St. Cumherland, Md. 


ROMIG DRUG COMPANY 

THE REXALL STORE 
Dial 5971 Keyser, West Virginia 


J. H. MARKWOOD 
SONS 

FURNITURE 
Keyser, West Virginia 


Shapiro's Store 

of 
Keyser, West Virginia 


Cut Rate Shoe Store 

SHOES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY 

Corwin Hotel Building 
Keyser, West Virginia 



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ROYALE DAIRY 

. . for . . 

GRADE A 
SAFE DAIRY PRODUCTS 



Dial Keyser 5286 



176 D Street 



Keyser, West Virginia 



Betty Ann Schnibbe . . . performs magic on the 
ivories . . . sailors . . . hero Dick who writes 
often ... "I thought I'd pop!" 



David Holy ... a New Yorker who is ALWAYS 
on time . . . "Green Cow" hero . . . simply 
can't stand nurses. 

songbird . . . 

Betty Jo Sullivan ... a veritable chatter-box 
Veronica Lake gone page-boy . . . nimble with 
brush and colors. 

Hortence Taylor ... "I can't do anything with- 
out somebody finding out, especially teach- 
ers!" NEVER studies. 



-ite from 

as the 



Mary Lee Wolfe . . 

. . . Paxton, the S 
appertaining to." 



KAPLON'S 

WOMEN'S SHOP 
MEN'S SHOP 
BOYS' SHOP 



Keyser, West Virginia 



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The Place Where Dad Took His Girl 

HAMILL'S RESTAURANT 

The Home of Good Food Since 1910 


Ludwick's Garage 

WE SERVICE YOUR CAR 
FROM TOP TO TIRE 

CRANE SERVICE 
Day and Nite 

Keyser, West Virginia 


Compliments of 

WORKMAN'S MARKET 

Keyser, West Virginia 


Compliments of 

x.aza>ius 

Cumberland 


"^v5? JV^i For VICTORY 

HrjL*K your future 

I \j Speed Victory? 

(*} r*) Of course! 

^~-^\2^=g7 ^ ut ne y° n d that, they 
jfliuy- More |) will be your invest- 
y WAR BONDS v ment in your personal 
II Speed Mclory j\ 
\V ' 'J future. 

They are your post-war nest-egg — 
for the purchase of long-anticipated 

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES 

Buy Bonds Now 

POTOMAC LIGHT AND 
POWER CO. 


Robert Bittle . . . Mary . . . adept in Freshmen 

Irving Byers ... a wolf with a line . . . unlaw- 
ful method of securing Pat Shay's picture. 

Ralph Cain . . . likes chickens . . . both kinds . . . 
contemplating making a three-point average 
. . . some time. 

George Cleaver . . . Sinatra . . . when he sings 
. . . "Jerry" . . . needs more vitamins to over- 
come shyness. 

Bowie Grant . . . "The Oakland Flash" ... no 
glamour a-tall! . . . went to sleep when he 
had his picture taken for the yearbook. 

Grace Sites . . . Blonde, very . . . her heart-throb 
is in Arizona. 

Robert Kilmer . . . can't elude all those girls . . . 
would rather go home in a certain red-head's 
car than go on the train. 

David Milne . . . scholastic minded ... a wit . . . 
auburn haired girl back home. 

Chester Payne . . . doesn't like the dames a bit 
. . . never polishes his shoes . . . handsome 
when he is dressed for a date. 

William Carrier ... a shv Superman . . . with a 
leaning towards blondes. 

Jack Getty . . . Mrs. Button's model child . . . 
quite a ladies' man. 



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THIRTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE 

makes us competent to handle 
every type of laundry work to 
your entire satisfaction. 

AMERICAN 

STEAM LAUNDRY 

COMPANY 

Dial 8411 
Piedmont, West Virginia 


G. C. MURPHY CO. 

5c AND 10c STORE 

"Meet Your Friends 
at Murphy's" 

• 

SCHOOL SUPPLY HEADQUARTERS 


McCOOLE'S MEN'S STORE 

KEYSER, WEST VIRGINIA 
"One Man Tells Another" 


Kight's 

Walgreen Agency 

Drug Store 

Keyser, West Virginia 


Phone 1487-W 

WEBB'S SHOES 

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED 

Featuring the World's 

FINEST SHOES 

FOR MEN AND WOMEN 

At Greatly Reduced Prices 

83 North Center Street 
Cumberland, Maryland 

OUT OF THE HIGH RENT DISTRICT 


Lee Sheaffer . . . low grades in music but excels 
in piano . . . strictly a non-dater . . . with 

Thomas Bosley . . . Roly-poly King Winter . . . 
suave "square" dancer . . . ALWAYS exact 



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hOhI band instruments 
|jmmp^^ musical accessories 

Music Shop, Inc. 

5 South Liberty Street Cumberland, MH. 


CLOTHES OPEN THE WAY 

TO SUCCESS 

Your first chance may come because 
your appearance is appealing! The 
proper clothes will help you no end 
in husiness life and the professions. 
Make it a point to dress well always 
with clothes from ... 

SCHWARZENBACH'S 

Cumberland, Maryland 


Flower Shop 

uliviviicks 

Electrical Service 
74 North Main Street Keyser, W. Va. 


Compliments of 

ACME FURNITURE CO. 

Piedmont, West Virginia 


The Evening Times 
The Sunday Times 
The Cumberland Times 

• 

LEADING NEWSPAPERS OF 
THE TRI-STATE AREA 


THE 

COFFMAN-FISHER 

STORES 

• 
Style Without Extravagance 



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