. I , \ Welcome Frosh! IRIESS No School October 12 a•'\ V'OLUME III CORTLAND STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, CORTLAND. N. Y., OCTOBER 1, 1943 143 Enrolled at Season's First Play, C I d S \The Old Maid\; . ort an tate l(iely, Cooney Leads In Class of '4 7 El~e!io~s He,ld for Officers; Upperclassmen Greet Frosh Entering from Diverse Parts of State General Course Freshmen From diverse corners of New York State, we welcome the class of 1947. Sarah Baildon, Venice Center: Leona Betts, jamesville; Jean Brennan, Auburn; Barbara Burller, Smithtown Branch; Doris Carl, Fabius; Elsie Clark, Auburn; V. Gen~ Clark, Moravia: Bernice Cohen, Long Beach; Mary C. Evans, Cortland; Ii·cne Ezick, Earlville; Eleanor Fahey, Cortland: Elh;abcth Fowler, Endicott; .Patricia Fuller, Cortland; Esther Gardner, Binghamton; Dorothy Glover, Cortland; Mary Gorman, LaFayette; Elizabeth Hakes, Groton; Estelle Harris, Cortland; Marion Holmes, New Woodstock; A. Louise Jamieson, Patchogue; Joyce Jen- nings, Moravia; Anna Jones, Kingston; Beatrice Kass, Smithtown Branch; Eloise Kimpland, Cortland; Jeanne L'Hommc- dicu, South Otselic; Margaret Lathrop, Cortland; Mary Jane Layton, Oyster Bay; Ruth Lewis, Cortland; Nancy Mangam, Oyster Bay; Marie McMahop, Endicott; Meredith Miner, Sherburne; Catherine Murphy, Little Fall ; Mary Lou Nyc, Jamesville; Helen Pierce, Cortland; Pa- tricia Powers, Rome; Dorothy Rees, Mi- noa; Shirley Reeves, Endwell; Loretta Ryan, Cazenovia; Alberta Siebold, Rhine- cliff; Muriel Sloatman, Cortland; Dawn Smith, Millville; Lila Smith, East Hamp- ton; Margaret Stafford, Homer; Winifred !Stafford, Cortland; Nadine Teter, Willis- . ton Pk.; Pauline VanPatten, Preble; Mar- l ian Van Wagenen, Lee Center; Matilda 1 Vormwald, Cortland; Mary Ward, Mar- ' cell us. General Course Transfers Etheline Haviland, Endicott; Audrey Odell, Mt. Vernon. Physical Education Freshman Women Mary Alexander, Sonyea; Ann Bacon Dansville; Della Bailey, Lynbrook; Mary Joy Bauer, Rochester; Sha lotte Beck, Buffalo; Margaret Bohling, West Copake; , Helga Buss, Oceanside; Dorothy Carpen- 1 ter, Plattsburg; Veronica Carroll, Hal- l comb; Jean Cerilli, Solvay; Evelyn ~Churchill, Middletown; Mary Alice Dady, I Cazenovia; Gwendolyn Davis, Elmira; Helen Davis, Georgetown; Jean DeGraff, I . O~ster Bay; Ruth Dikeman, Newark; A_n· tomette Dzwonkas, Westmoreland; Es- i tella Eckler, Walden; Carol George, Buf- 1 Continued on Pa~re 4, Col. 1 ======= } Cortland Graduate ' Receives D.F.C. In Overseas Action I One of Cortland's former football stars has received the highest honorary medal which can be tendered to a member of the Army Air Force. Twenty·four year old Lieutenant Frank S. Rathbone, who grad- uated from Cortland State Teachers col· lege in 1941 has received the D. F. C. for feats in Africa as bombardier of the Flying Fortress, Mickey Finn. He was credited with sinking the Italian heavy cruiser, Trieste last April. lmtJatiOn Ceremony Planned For Freshman Candidates The Hilltop Ma5quers held their first meeting on Thursday, September 2.'!, at whieh time gold bars and pins were awarded for participation and servi('e last semester. Disrussion followed and plans were made for a dramatic and novel initiation for frosh iqterestcd in joining Masquers. It is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, at 7:.'!0 p. m., with program planning to be done by Jeanne King, Eileen McCord and jane Kiely. Election of officers was held for this semester with the following results: President-Jane Kiely. Vice President-Barbara Feucht. Sec~etary-Eileen McCord. Treasurer-Carol Kirkpatrick. Press Representative-jeanne King. Stage Manager-Edith Lux. The announcement was made that the one-act play Happy Jottrney from Camden to Trenton was to be presented in assembly November 15. The cast includes Bar- bara Lowerre, Robert Collier, Patricia Brandis, Claire Noller, and Jack Gaylord. Jeanne King is directing. The famed Hilltop Masquers will pro- duce for their first play of the season, the superb and poignant drama, The Old Maid, a Pulitzer prize play by Zoe Akins. \As produced at the Empire theatre in New York, The Old Maid has proved one of the most distinguished dramatic suc- cesses that have graced the recent Amer- ican stage.\ Of the forty people who tried out for the pr duction, those chosen for the leading roles are mature and experienced players, who although they have majorl'd in l'Olll· edy thus far at Cortland, have had much expericnrt• in tragedy and appreciate the serious tenor of this play. Jane Kiely will take the part of Charlotte Lovell and Ruth Cooney will play Delia Ralston. Continued on Page 4, Col. 3 Students to Get Aid Thru New Bureau . An Emergency Employment Bureau has been organized which will help both the students and people of Cortland. Due to the shortage of help for many people in Cortland. the bureau has been drawn up to help college students gain extra finanrcs and give aid to people in town. All kinds of jobs have come in to Miss Barber, requesting anything from stenog- raphy to \~ashing carrots. Many house- wives need girls to take care of their child- ren, when they go out in tbe evening. \I would like to have someone come and take care of johnny tomorrow evening,\ is the general trend of conversation bet ween Dean Barber and Mrs. Cortland. Of course, in order to have a successful agency, our girls must be dependable. When a girl is expected to go out Sunday morning and take care of Mary, she should be there. The townspeople will then place their trust in the Emergency Em· ployment Bureau. Have Yon Addresses? The Hilltop Press is appt•aling to the student body and fac-ulty mem- bers for their cooperation in bring- ing its mailing list up to date. Any- .one knowing the address of a Curt- land graduate or student in the service, please contact Dr. ~'awwr, or Frances Fellows or put it in her mailbox at the bookstort•. Last year the Press was sent to m~arl}· 150 Cortland men and women aod was 111U1'h appn•datecl. It not only gave them till' r·ollegt• news hut the addn•sses of t lwir I riends in servire. Please turn in all addresses you have. Dr. Sueltz Procures New Flagpole for College Grounds A new sentinel has·taken its place before Cortland State Teachers college; it is the steel fiag pole which rises so majestically sixty-five feet in the air. From a base eleven and three-quarters im·hcs in diam- eter the pole tapers to three and one-half inches at the top and is surmounted by a ten inch, twenty-two karat gold leaf ball. The gold leaf hall was purchased because it would not tarnish as ea>lly as would some other metals. The pole is set into two tons of com-rete in such a way that if the pole is ever dam- agt•d, it can easily be slipped out and another put in its place. This steel pole stood for two years in front of the British Empire exhibit at the New York Worlds Fair. The only reason that we were able to procurt• thi:> pole so easily was that there was no priority on it, as it was second hand. Tlll'n' has been placed on the inside of the base a time l·apsull· in whil\h several interesting items arc to be found. :\mong these arc Dr. DeGroat's pktun•, a state- ment hy him describing the growth and progress of the sl'hool; a pkturt• and state- ment from Dr. Donna! Smith, the nt•w president of this institution; a statement from Dr. Higgins, chairman of the local board of information; some information covering the history of Cortland munty •,_,. :he Cortland Hift.J;;- .. 1 S .d<'ty; and a dcsrription of the world of 1943 by Miss Carr. The highlight of all the material plaeed there is prohahly tIll' description of t lw rollt•gt• life of a m-f'rl, writ !t•n by Mi~s Margaret Harter of the ria~~ of 19-13. Her description along with picture~. de,cribcs the school and school lifl•. There are pic- tures of the girls in Lathing togh and one of the boys who have gone into the service. Along with- the other things mentioned above, the desl'ription, the procurm1cnt of the pole, its history and the cost of the pole are also to be found within this cap- sule. The credit of this fine work goes to Dr. Sueltz and it is because of his work last year with the War department that he was able to procure this pole. Dr. Sueltz has all of the information concerning the pole recorded on a thirty-five milimeter film which he intends to show at some future date. This new pole is the finest flag pole pos- sessed by any of the teacher colleges in this section of the country. It is Dr. Sueltz's, and I'm sure all of the rest of college faculty and students', fond hope Continued on Page 3, Col. 1 For those who arc interested, there is a list in Dean Barber's office, from which references will be made. Come to the office and fill out a card. When you arc called upon, be sure and go. This is a good chance to make some extra money for yourself and it will also make a good feeling between townfolk and students. =~===========---=-··=- ,- Sororities Hold Colorful County Fair Our .New President . Donnal V. Smith ==================-~~ Assembly System Planned for Year Dr. Smith Welcomes Cortland Student Body The way for our Wednt•sday assemblies has been opt·ned by our new president, Dr. Smith, and our new dean, Dr. Harber. In their addresses both exprt•ssrd the idea of freedom and democracy in our s('hool organization. Dr. Smith pointed out that he has a vision and we should have a vision of what \\'l' want our sc-hool to lw in the futurt•. This vision mn ht• rt>alized hy our own efforts to u~e our fre('(lom wisely. l>r. Barhcr t•xplaint•rl that all frct•dom must havt• rt•straint anrl that n·- straint should romt• from within us. Fac- ulty and students should work togt•tlwr to achit'V<' this objl-t·tiw. These I wo asst•mhly program~ an· only the beginning of the many ot lwr inspiring and enjoyable Wednesday mt·t·tings ar- ranged for us hy tlw assembly mmmittcc. Assisting c-hairman, Miss Carr, on this mmmitlt•t• are Mi~s :\·ft-yer, Dr. Pierce, Miss Elizalwth Smith, Miss Porter, Mrs. Mary Noble· Smith, Dr. Bowt•rs and President Smith, ex-offieio rnemht•r. Stu- dent rcprcscntativPs are \'ir)!inia Jones, Sylvia Larsen and Yr:;.t Kolding. This c-ommittee meets once a month and makes plan!' for programs it feels will he of interest and value to thl' studt·nt hndy. Tht• Student council ha~ allowt•d it $300 for outsidt' spt·akt•f>\ for thi~ y\'ar. Hmn·ver, much of our own faeulty and student abilities will he utilin•rl. On September 26 the program i~ to he a t·on- ccrt by Miss Meyer and Miss jQnt•s. The following week, October 6, wt• arc to be entertained by Miss Ball and her !lance Club. -Good programs such as tht•st• will follow throughout the year. News Brief The Geography department of Cort- land State Teachers collegt• under the supervision of Dr. Olive C. Fish has laum·hcd upon a husy Ht•mester. \\'itb the aid of new equipment, tht• geography on.<> elasst•s, comprised of sophomores, have begun \Vork with the topographiml maps. The juniors and seniors in the geography two elasscs are \vorking in- tently on the physkal, l'Crmomir, soeial. and political historil's of their home counties. Lieutenant Rathbone married Mary Hull, a former member of the Alpha Delta sorority,shortlyafter his graduation. Mrs. Rathbone was a physical education stu· dent and would have been a senior this year had she remained in school. When Lieutenant Rathbone received the medal, he was asked how he felt con- cerning this great honor. He replied that he was very proud. The announcer then asked if there were anything else the young hero would rl!-ther do. The young hero immediately answered that there was one thing and that was to return to the good old U.S. A. to see his six months old baby daughter. Students Find School Party Gala Event Cortland students can well be proud of Lieutenant Rathbone, who like many of our other former students has performed heroic deeds. · Calendar Friday, October I: Gang date Saturday, October 2: Splash party Tuesday, October 5: Hilltop Press Glee Club :Rlay rehearsal Wednesday, October 6: Sketch dub :Riiw rehearsal Dance Wednesday, October 13: Masquers business meeting Friday, October 15: \I think it's wonderful,\ sairl Peg paid his respcrt to the various sodctit·\ Lathrop. and their inviting contests. \The more the better,\ remarked Bev My, those squan•s seemed small on Hakes. Theta Phi's \pitc-h pennies board.\ Were \Super way of getting acquainted,\ de- the squares small or was your arm poor? dared Babs Overend! You've got to have a better arm than \It's swell; Jfeelrightathome,\admittcd some of you had if you expect to !irk the Mary Stewart. Fuhrer. Of course, beans aren't a very \Best party ever,\ exclaimed Shirley harmful weapon, but they were hard to Marx. handle in hitting A~onian's paper fal'cs of Yes frosh, all the student body attend- the Fuhrer. ing will agree with you that the school It must have ht•en diffirult for Arc- party last Saturday night front 8:00 to thusa's fortune tellt•r to make predit-tions 11 :00 was a grand one. Distinction and for us girls when there arc so few men novelty were gained through a Country around these days. However \Pinkie\ Fair. >That's right; a Country Fair with was at her best. its entertainment booths, square dancing, Were you lueky t•nough to rarry home colorftd dress and general hilarity. lnfor- a real live fish from A. D.'s booth. Their niality was the dominating atmosphere of motto, \Little fishes in a tent; you can the evening. Students and faculty re- catch him with a Cl'nt\ drew mul'h atten- laxed and really let themselves have a tion. good time. \Let\ did I say? I mean just Clio gave you your one chance in a life that. A good time was there waiting for time to use a sling shot to good advantage. you. You didn't have to make it or ask Did you take this chance and hit the · for it if you had the right spirit. charming target? This Country Fair lacked none of the We hope you did no damage to some of traditional color and gaiety so character- Nu Sig's lovuly fares when you tossed istic of such affairs. Believe me, there those \heavy\ balls of cotton. Good · were few plaids or stripes alike. These practice anyhow. . were found in huge shirts, kerchiefs and Other entertainment was furnished by Murray dancers skirts. Slacks, blue jeans and overalls some of our own students. Did you see . accompanied this bright array, Flanking everyone swoon when Lonnie Warner • these dancing individu~ls were the dai'l-. sang \Stormy Weather,\ \My Man,\ and , .zling decorations of the entertain.ment ''St. Louis Blues.\ Who could blame them · ·• . booths. \Jingle jangle, jingle, a pocket- with rhythm like that? ...__....__ ..... _________ ....,. pennies!\ That was the tune as one Perhaps Tommy Williford and Garfield Harris muld gt•t an audition for their \original\ interpretation of \Super Suds.\ And I do mean original! By the way Tommy got a door prize, too. Did they lit, Tommy? (They were sorks, folks.) J can DeGraf was the lucky girl to receive a gay kc~chicf as girls' door prize. Has your Heart quieted yet, girls? It certainly was beating extra time when that little boy sang, \Sweet Sue.\ It seemed that I rould actually detect tears when he sang the song about his mother dying. Tears from laughter or sadness??? Maybe Dr. Sueltz could tell us. He seemed to he making good usc of his handkerchief. Did you sec the alumni hack? Babs Snyder tells us that tearhing is swell. She agrees with the frosh in liking the party. In comparing ours to the ones they have in her home town every Saturday night, she says that there are more men there but that doesn't keep ours from bein~ delightful. Also back was Larkie LeClair. She was having such a good time, I couldn't get an interview. Nice to have the kids back, ch? \'Who's that,\ said everyone when those four good looking soldiers walked in. For the few who didn't find out, it was lrv Smith and friertds.from Oswego. Always glad to have such visitors at our partv aren't we? ·' Well, we could go on and on pointing out the glories of Saturday nights but I think the frosh cover them all wh~n they say, \It was swell.\ N'UMBER 1 Cortland State Gives Welcome to Dr. Smith President Well Known Tea<~her, Author; Active in Many Fields I>r. Donna! \'on· Smith lll'g<lll hi~ f1r•l year as pn•,i.dent of Cortland Stalt• Teach- ers colk•gt• thio month, •U<'t'l'l'ding I>r. Harry lle\\'itt llt•Groat, who ga\'l' 31 years of aclmirablt• •t•rvice to t lw collt·gt·. The pn•sident has het•n activt• in many field:;. Hl• was chairman of t h\ board ,;f directors of tlw .\lhall\· \'. :VI. C .. \. and i~ orw of tlw lcadl·rs in -Red Cro~' and \\'ar Clwst aetivitit•s. He is wl'!l known throughout !'\t'\\' York slat<· a• a srholar, tc,ll'her, author and hpeakt·r. I>r. Smith hegun his l'arcer in t•ducation in the field of physical t•ducation. For three yean. he was mach in the Bloomdale Ohio publit- sehools after studying physical cdueation at the t:nivcrsitv of Illinoi~. He received the master's ·and doctor's degrees from tlw l'niver~ity of Chica~o in thl· field of history. The Henry Milton Wolf sc-holarship was awarded to him for research study in 1929. From 1927 to 1929 he was instructor in the tJniversit \' of Texas. In 1929 he .nunc to tlw :'\c\1· Y~rk State College for Teacher• at ,\lhany as assistant professor in the history department. Later he was advanecd to professor and head of soda! studies. I )r. Smith i~ t lw author of a considerable numhcr of publications whkh have been put out by Snihner and Ginn and Com- pany. In one of his best known works, he t·ollahoratcd with Charles Beard and with Janws Harwy Robinson-well known his- torians. Mrs. Smith wa~ a tl'ar\ht•r and dirt•t·tor of phy~kal t•rluration hdun· lwr marriage. Dr. ami Mrs. Smith havt• t hrec sons: I>onnal, jr., Charle~ and Philip, whose ages arc n•,pct'l ivcly fourteen, st•ven anrl fivt•. Cortland State wekomes Dr. Smith and rct·ognizcs hi~ ability both personally ami in the field of edumtion. Howland, DeYoung Welcomed to Staff Cortland Tt·m·hers:collegl' wdcomes•two m•w tl•aclwrs to its staff, :\ln ... lvaclarc Howland and :\Ir~. Rnbt•rta llc Young. :'>Irs. Howland come~ from Battle Creek, Michigan. Tht•n• she rercivcd her edu- cation at the Battlt• Creek college. Mrs. Howland also attended the l:nivcrsity of Iowa, and :-;,.w York uniwrsity. Her teaching N>pcrience ha~ heen extt•nsivl~ having taught in :\cw Paltz State Teac-h- ers college, the University of \Vyoming, Battle Creek college and Penn State. Mrs. Howland's hook-T/zc Teaching of Bady Mechallics-is used widely by physi- cal education dasses. She also contri- butes many artirlcs to professional maga- zines. Continued on Page 3, Col. 2 Extra-Cur.riculars Offer N01nerous Activities Collcgl' life, lik<' so many things, i~ a~ rirl1 as you wish to make it. In your stay at Cortland, you will neither want to make it four years of work nor four years of play. Among the varioull extra-cur- ricular organizations and duhs there must ht• some activity which will interest every entering freshman. These activities offer an opportunity to make new friends, do the things one likes to do, and bring out that hidden talent. Hilltop !\'lasqucrs arc hu~y throughout the year with dramatic production of some type. If you arc a potential Greer Garson or enjoy \puttering\ hack stage you will lind plt·nty of action in this organ- ization. Do you sing? You, then, will he inter- ested in our long outstanding glee rlubs. W(' need your help. Come on, warblers! Sketch dub offers outlet for those with artistic interests as it develops a greater appreciation ancl understanding o art through actual participation. Out~tand ing skill is not ncrcssary, just hrin,::: your intcreo-~t. l\ school paper i, an important part of any college. II ill top Press welcomes all those who have the ability or desire to write. Dance club is f'hst becoming a most im- portant part of college life. Membership is limited but everyone is urged to try out. \junior dancers\ is provided for those who need training neccssarr for eligibility in Danec Club. Conc-erts anti demonstra- tions are given in neighboring schools and local organizations. . For good times as well as spiritual in- spiration, we offer Student Union and Newman club. All students arc encour- aged to join the group of her religion. Include membership in at least one of these organizations. You need it; we need you.