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Athletic Association is to promote the
physical and hygienic training of the
students of this institution, and to ex-
ercise control over football, basketball, base-
ball, track athletics, tennis, and other sports
carried on in connection with and by the stu-
dents of Washburn College.

The members of this association consist of
all members of the student body who have won
an athletic "W""', or who hold student enter-
prise tickets.

The Board of Control has the supervision of
all athletic interests of the College, and of all
funds and property of this association.


President Dorothy Foster.

Secretary-Treasurer Coach Bearg.

Assistant Treasurer Frank Kissinger.


Chairman Dean Harno.

[Dean McEachron.
Faculty Members . J Dean Harno.

[ Coach Bearg.

{Catherine Conkling.
Dewey Hutchinson.
Louis Schurle.

Alumni Member Rad Lee.

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Coach Elmer Ernest Bearg.

ASHBURN now possesses what she
lias long desired, a too per cent,
coach, overflowing with the true
Washburn spirit. Coach Bearg is
an excellent example of physical perfection.
He is a graduate of Washburn, '16, having
taken an active part in college athletics for
four years. lie was an all-state backfield
man in football, a good basketball player,
and in 1916 won high individual honors in
the Annual Outdoor Track and Field Meet.
1 te has a wide reputation for his high morals
and his strong belief in clean athletics.

After coaching the Topeka High School
through two victorious seasons, he was
signed up with the College to take the place
of Dr. A. R. Kenned}-. Last summer he at-
tended the School of Physical Education at
Harvard, and this summer he goes to the

Summer School for Coaches at the University of Illinois.

His teams, successful in both football and basketball, are
strong endorsements of his capable management.

Captain Dewey Hutchinson.

jj^l ' )C\1 ) in body and mind, a clean player, and a
i^/\ clear thinker— that's Captain Hutchinson. This
y?' j was Dewey's second year at football and the
joyous news is that he is to be here two more
years. First season he played tackle and last season cen-
ter, being chosen as an all-state man. Captain Hutchin-
son was well liked and proved himself capable at the head
of the blue and white eleven.

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Top row — Crooks, Van Scoyoc. Bennett. Goddell. Saylor. Jenkins. Dugger, Ward, Preston. Shaler,

Jackson, Hardin. Jnerg. Coach Bearg.
Secoryd row — Palmateer. Harshman, Solsby. Shelter, Wykoff, Lindell, McKinley, Boies. Hanzlick,

Tonkers, Dakin.
Third row — Sillette. Bearg, Stevens. McGinnis. Ballantyne, Capt. Hutchinson, Parnell, Sharp.

Ellis, Anderson.

Season of 1918.

ASHBURN is once again on the football map. For the first time in
years, she has made more points than her opponents. To Coach E.
E. Bearg, a great deal of the credit is due for this successful season.
Playing behind closed gates and with only a small group of soldiers
as rooters, Washburn won her first game of the season from Midland College
13 - O, on November "th. Two days later the team journeyed to Manhattan
and mixed with the strong- Aggie eleven. With a 9-7 score in favor of
Washburn at the end of the first half, it looked as if the home boys might win.
But the tide of victory turned and the Blue and White lost 28- 9. On Nov-
ember 15, the Ichabods landed in Emporia; it was "Home Coming Day" for
the K.S.N, alumni. Yes, all the "home coming" alumni saw Washburn walk
off with the bacon that day. having won the game by a 22 - 3 score. The next
trip was to the home of the fighting Irish at St. Marys. The Manhattan S.A.
T.C. band accompanied the team on this trip, and led them onto the field to
the tune of some martial and defiant air. The Sons of Erin had numerous
signs up, "White Wash Washburn", but woe to the Irish, they themselves were
whitewashed 13-0 and Washburn had reversed the score of the previous
year. Without a precedent was the final game of the season with the Haskell
Indians. Mud polo was substituted for football and Washburn won 1,2 - 7.


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Top row— Harshman, Palraateer, Solsby, Sheffer, Wykoff, I indell, McKinley, Boies, lianzlick,

Yonkers. Dakin. Coach Bearg.
Second row — Bearg. Stevens. McGinnis. Balantyne, Captain Hutchinson. Parnell, Sharp, Ellis,


Nine games had been scheduled but owing to military duties and "flu" bans,
only five were played — and Washburn won four!

Owing tn the demobilization of the S.A.T.C. in December, many of the men
on the football team returned to their homes and its has been impossible, there-
fore, to obtain individual cuts of the letter men. The pictures of the squad
and the team on these pages were the only alternative.

Success next season is assured with Don Lindell as captain of the team and
fifteen of the following seventeen letter men back in school. Those granted
letters are: Lindell, Palmateer, Harshman, Hanzlick. McKinley. McGinnis,
Boies, Ballantvne. Yonkers, Parnell, Hutchinson, Sharp, Wykoff, Crawford.
Ellis, Stevens, and Solsby.

Season s

Washburn 14,

Washburn 9.

Washburn 22,

Washburn 13,

Washburn 32,

Totals 90,



K. S. A. C 28

K. S. X 3

St. Mary-

Haskell 7


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Summary of Season.

INE victories and five defeats, third place in the Kansas Conference —

that is the record of the Ichabod quintet for this past season. And

a mighty good record it is when compared with those of previous

years. Xext season Coach Bearg expects Washburn to win first

place in the conference, and with six of the seven letter men back in school,

there is little doubt but that his hope will be realized.

Playing the Haskell Indians at Lawrence on January 9th, Washburn won
her first game of the season 34 - 22. Two days later, the blue and white was
defeated at Manhattan by the Aggie aggregation 36 - 20. A large crowd
turned out to see the first home game January -'5th. and they were not dis-
appointed. The Swedes from Bethany College at Lindsborg were beaten 39
34. The good playing continued and on January 22, Washburn won another
decision on her home court, this time over St. Marys 40 - t,t,. On the 24th,
Coach Bearg took his men down to Emporia and after an exceedingly close
game, won from the College of Emporia by three points, the score being 30-27.

The first conference defeat was administered in Thomas Gymnasium Jan-
uary 28th by the fast Baker bunch. They simply outplayed the Ichabods and
returned home with the big end of a 30 - 18 score. On January 31st, the Col-
lege of Emporia played a return game here and lost 34 - 26. The other team
from Emporia, the Kansas State Normals, made the trip to Topeka February
nth, and put up a fight that will long be remembered by basketball fans. At
the end of the game the score stood 25 - 25. Five minutes later it was still a
tie, 30 - 30. Another five minutes and each team had made one point. A rest
of 10 minutes was allowed the teams and again they mixed for the third extra
period. This time the Washburn quintet worked like a well-regulated ma-
chine — not a point for K.S.N and five for Washburn. The crowd roared forth
its joy at the 36-31 victory.

Hays Normal played here February 12th, and won 26-21. At one time
during the game, Washburn was 10 points ahead of her opponents, but Hays
had the "pep" and that's what wins. Haskell played a return game February
14th, and lost 15 - 27. The Indians hated to lose the second time, and gave
"striking" evidence that their "war-blood" was aroused. On February 18th,
the team journeyed to Baldwin with a determination to bake Baker, and they
almost succeeded. The first half ended with Washburn leading by three points.
In the second half, Sharp had to leave the game with a sprained knee. Thus
crippled, the Ichabods fought on and ended up three points behind the Meth-
odists, the score being 29 - 26. St. Marys gave only a fair demonstration of
basket ball on February 22<1 when Washburn played them a return game on


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Top row — Coach Beurgr. C. Eriekson. Grove. A. Eriekson. Joerg.
Second row — Schurle, Sharp. Capt. Poort. Lindcll. Jones.

their home court. The_v would not give the Ichabods an even chance at the
ball, and thus managed to win 16 - 14.

The last two games of the season were with Ottawa, last year's Kansas Con-
ference Champions. The first one, played here February 24th, resulted in a
47 ' 35 victory for Washburn, and the return game at Ottawa February 28th
likewise resulted in a victory For the blue and white, the score being 4 1 - 24.

Washburn 34.

Washburn 20,

Washburn 39.

\\ ashburn 40,

Washburn 30,

Washburn 18,

Wa shbum 34,

Washburn 36,

Washburn 21,

\\ ashburn 27.

Washburn 26,

Washburn 14.

Washburn 47.

Washburn 41.

Haskell 22

K. S. A. C 36

Bethany 34

Si. Mary, 33

C. of E 21

Maker 311

C. of E 26

K. S. X 31

I l;i> s Normal 26

Haskell 15

Baker 29

Si Marys 16

( >ttawa 35

( Ittawa 24

Totals 427.

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Track and Field.

NCE more the sturdy athletes of the cinder path are grinding out the
weary laps. This year it is with an added vigor, for the future of
track work has a decidedly bright outlook. Washburn is to he rep-
resented May 1 6th in the State Meet at Pittsburg, and two other
outside meets are promised, besides the annual Inter-Class and Individual Out-
door Track and Field Meet. A very successful Individual Indoor Meet was
staged in Thomas Gymnasium March 26th. Medals were awarded the four
highest point winners. Bel den received the gold medal, having made 15
points, Vance the silver medal with 13' j points. Brown the third place medal
with 13 points, and Grove fourth medal with 10 points. More than twenty
men took part in the meet, and fairly good records were established. Those
who are out for track this season include Vance. Brown, Grove, Belden, White,
Brockway, Shirk, Hutchinson, Kerans, Dutton, Lindell, Kendall, Dodge,
Mnuk, Tevis. Ronchi, Welty, Crawford, Stone, Wykoff, Bearg. with possibly
a few new recruits that we are unable to name at this time.



LONG with track, tennis prospects are bright. Three courts are to be

fixed up in perfect condition, new equipment purchased, and a care-

[ *j;P j taker provided. Several tournaments are promised, singles and

doubles for both boys and girls, and then a tournament of mixed

doubles, a boy and girl on each team.

The college championship in the singles was won last year by Armin
Weiskirch. After several strategic sets, he won the title from William Barnett.

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Literary Life in W ashburn.

OT to belong to one of the literary societies in Washburn is to be
deemed an outcast, so important a part do they play in the college
life. One night a week, Friday, is given over exclusively to their
meetings, and only very important all-school events or formal parties are
granted dates on this night.

At present there is only one society for the men, the Gamma Sigma Literary
Society, from whose members come the men debaters and orators of the col-
lege. The girls have three societies, the Washburn Girls' Literary Society,
the Aletheans, and the Helianthus Literary Society. These societies are open
to all girls enrolled in the college, inasmuch as each girl is given a chance to
petition for membership and the only qualification of membership is regular
attendance at the meetings.

The Literary Societies offer a splendid training for public address as well
as presenting to the students a fund of knowledge concerning the literature,
art, and music of the world. No student can afford to miss the opportunity
thus afforded.

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Top row — C. Myers. P. Bussey. Perry. Kesler. Douglas. Quinn. Seaton. McMillan.

Second row — Macaulay, Hand. Kirkpatrick. Webster. M. Green. E. Green, II. Wheeler, Leland,

Third row— Corbin. M. Shirk. Graves, N. Shoemaker. Franklin. Gordon, D. Shoemaker. Heil.

Marshall. Gaw.
Fourth row— Sanders, F. Bonjour, R. Bonjour, Grandon, Hefelbower, M. Bussey, Parsons. Pratt.

Olander, F. Shirk. Stark.

Alethean Literary Society.

I IK programs of the Alethean Literary Society vary each week, but
all of them are of great value to its members. The society has al-
ways stood for the highest grade of literary work. The close friend-
ships which are formed and the good times which are enjoyed are not soon


President Helen Hunter.

Vice-President Hazel Kesler.

Secretary Marie Green.

Treasurer Margaret Seaton.

Critic Maym Parsuii-.

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Top row— I. Lewis. Wiser, Boellner, K. Shoemaker. Bushong, Davis. B. McLeod.

Second row — McDonald. N. Hanson. Shove. B. Conard. Wiser. Grice. E. Conard. E. McLeod.

Third row — Buck. Saville. B. Hanson. B. McLeod. Boon. Thiebaud. Thompson.

Fourth row — Zimmerman. Cohen. Raines, Holl. Knowles. Elliott. Robison, Shakeshaft.

\Vashburn Girls Literary Society.

HEX organized, the Washburn Girls" Literary Society corresponded
to the Washburn College Literary Society of boys, which has, how-
ever, been discontinued because such a large percent of its members
are in the army. The W.G.L.S. has a very large membership and its weekly
meetings are always interesting and well attended.


President Katharine Knowles.

Vice-President Marvel Raines.

Secretary Doris Thompson.

Treasurer Beatrice Shakeshaft.

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Top row — Eldred, Sherar, Fair. Walsh, Byers, Oursler, Neiswanger, Bloom, Herrick.

Second row- Lindenmeyer, Barrett, Seybold, Wentz, Young, Bowron, Lichtenhann, Whitoomb,

Piatt. Goranson, Van Nice.
Third row — Cuddy, Whitman, Kretzmeier, Kerr. Herrig, Graham, Howerton, Grubb. Larson,

Fourth row— Cobb. Jorgenson, Johnson, Mumby, Friedeman, Cook, Myers, Dulnng. Everett.

rleliantnus Literary Society.

HE Helianthus Literary Society was founded by seven active members
of each of tbe other societies. This organization has well fitted into
the college life and lias grown rapidly in the two years of its exist-
ence. The programs are helpful as well as entertaining, and every member is
a loyal I Ieliantlius.


President Theo Cobb.

Vice-President Geneva Seybold.

Secretary Ruth James.

Treasurer Marie Wentz.

Critic Mildred Graham.


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Top row— Becker, Hutchinson. Rogler. Ronchi.

Second row — Gardner, Posvar, Anderson, McCaig, Jackson, Shirk.

Third row — Friedberg. Hoffman, Greider, Dodge, Edwards, Broady, Noble.

Fourth row — Louthian. Oakes. Welty, Kissinger, Vance, Beldon, Neal, Wasser.

Gamma Sigma Literary Society.

EETINGS of the Gamma Sigma Literary Society have proved to be
of practical value to all the members, the main features of the meet-
ings being debates, ex-orations, stunts, and music. The Gammas

are proud of the fact that they have a share in bidding high the standards of

Washburn in inter-collegiate forensics.


President Kelsey Gardner.

Vice-President Myrl Becker.

Secretary Finley Neal.

Treasurer Howard Jackson.

Sergeant-at-Arms Dewey Hutchinson.

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French Club.

TH man}- of our own Washburn men in France Learning to "parlez-
vous Francais" and five real French people as members of the Wash-
burn Family this year, the French Club has increased its membership
at a marvelous rate and has become one of the livest organizations on the cam-
pus. At the meetings of the club, the French students have an opportunity to
become personally acquainted with our new French teacher and his wife, Pro-


fessor and Mrs. Henri Ronchi. All those who are enrolled in Frencl
have previously studied it are eligible for membership in this club.

President Gaston Ronchi.

Vice-President Beth Rogler.

Secretaries \ Teresa Tucker.

( Gertrude Wheeler.

Biological Club.

XI". of the most interesting clubs on the campus is the Biological Club,
which meets every other Wednesday at four o'clock in Rice Hall.
To be eligible for membership, a student must have had one year of

Botany. Zoology, Genetics, Public Hygiene, or Premedics. The meetings are

addressed by teachers or doctors of the city or by the students themselves.

Two of the interesting subjects discussed this year were "Medical Marvels of

the War" and "A Working Program Against Influenza."

President Ruth Tomlinson.

Vice-President Lulu Wiser

Secretary-Treasurer Edna Becker.

.engineer s Club.

E Engineer's Club did not organize until the second term this year
because most of its former members were in the S.A.T.C. The meet-
ings have been most interesting and have been addressed by students
ide speakers. Such subjects as Astronomy and Engineering on Ship-
lave formed topics for discussion at the meetings. All students iuter-
n Engineering are eligible for membership.


Vici President


Finley Neal.
. Leon Edwards.
Charlotte Walsh.

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Top row — Buck, Goranson. Kincaid. Jorgenson, I
Second row — Herrick. Hay. Corbin. Douglas, B. (
Third row — M. Myers. Robinson. Eldred, Frankli:

irsler, M. Shirk. M. Green,
nard. Coles. E. Green. Whltr
Friedeman, Pratt. Everett.

Pin Sigma Omega.


HI Sigma Omega was founded by Airs. P. P. Worrier and Miss Jessie
Dean, and was organized March 9, 1918. It is an organization of
out-of-town Washburn girls who do not live on the campus and are
not members or pledges of any sorority with a chapter at Washburn. The
object of the organization is to unite the girls in friendship and in loyal service
to the ideals of Washburn. The motto is "Friendship, Sociability, and

Irene Bailey
Bessie Buck
Bernice Conard
Fern Coles
Nathana Corbin
Jessie Douglas
Esther Eldred
Margaret Everett


Miriam Franklin
Theresa Friedman
Esther Goranson
Elizabeth Green
Marie Green
Rebie Hay
Louise Herrick
Heien Jorgenson
Fave Kincaid

Ada Mellinger
Marie Myers
Bessie Oursler
Vera Pratt
Edna Robinson
Margaret Sells
Florence Shirk
Mable Shirk
Eva Whitman

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ASHBURN forensics, like all other school activities, have been some-
what limited by the unusual conditions this year. Added to the local
peculiarities of the year, the adoption of National Prohibition also
eliminated one oratorical contest which has always been a prominent feature
in Washburn's forensic season. Furthermore, the usual Spring Oratorical
Contest, in which Washburn has always figured very prominently and suc-
cessfully, was in it held this spring.

Therefore, the Debates have furnished the sole activity along forensic lines.
Two debates were held, the Girls' Dual Debate with Manhattan and the Boys'
Pentangular Debate, in which Washburn. Manhattan, Baker, Ottawa, and
Emporia contested. The returns from the latter debate will be too late to be
published in the Kaw.

Another debate for the girls was planned with Polytechnic Institute in Kan-
sas City, Missouri. This, however, had to be abandoned because of a lack of
debaters in the third term.

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Pentangular Debate.

Washburn, K.S.A.C.. College of Emporia, Baker, and Ottawa.

Question : Resolved, that the League of Nations, as advocated by President
Wilson, is a practical means of assuring peace.


Harry Anderson. Kelsev Gardner.

George Ashford.


Burton Wasser. Myrl Becker.

Leo Becker.

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Geneva Seybold Johnny Shumate Elsh- Saville
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Women s Dual Debate.

Alice Gordon .Miriam Franklin




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Religious Life at Washburn.

NE of the distinguishing features of the college life at Washburn is
the emphasis placed upon the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. At least
ninety-five percent of all the students enrolled in the college are
members of these organizations, and the meetings and other activ-
ities of the two bodies form the center of the colleg-e life.

The meetings are held on Tuesday morning in the Y.M. ami Y.W. rooms
on the second floor of the Library. Special music is furnished by the students
of the Fine Arts Department, and the speakers are usually members of the
Student Body or of the Faculty, with occasionally a prominent Topeka man or
woman or an Association secretary.

The activity of these organizations is not limited to the college, but extends
also to such institutions as the Crittenton Home, Industrial School, Ingleside.
and the Orphans' Home. The members of the Social Service Committees
teach Sunday School classes and provide musical programs for these more
unfortunate neighbors, as well as supply their material wants.

The first event of the college vear is the Y.M. -Y.W. Mixer, at which the
freshmen are introduced to the faculty, the upper classmen, and to one an-
other. The Big Sister Movement of the Y.W.C.A., by which each freshman
girl is assigned to the special care of a Junior or Senior girl whose duty it is
to help her enroll and to be her counsellor and guide during the year, has
proved to be one of the most beautiful features of the college life.

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Top row — Hutchinson. Menninger, Belden, Welts
Second row — Neal, Jackson, Anderson, King.

Young Men s Christian Association.

LTHOUGH the number of boys in school this year is small, vet the
Y.M.C.A. has an excellent association, standing for the best inter-
ests of the student hotly. The aim of the organization is to promote
the spirit of helpfulness, good fellowship, and the development of Christian
character among the men of the college.


President Harry Anderson'

Vice-President Knute Broad]

Secretary Howard Jackson.

Treasurer Lyman King.


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Top row — Parsons. Neiswanger. Cuddy, Ward, Tomlinson.
Second row — Knowles, Heil, Kesler, Gaw, Hunter.

Young Women s Christian Association.

L'RPOSE : "The purpose of the Association shall he to unite the
women of the institution in loyalty to Jesus Christ, to lead them to
accept Him as their personal Saviour, to build them up in the knowl-
edge of Christ, especially through Bible study and Christian service, that their
character and conduct may be consonant with their belief. It shall thus as-
sociate them with the students of the world for the advancement of the King-
dom of God. It shall further seek to enlist their devotion to the Christian
Church and to the religious work of the institution."


President Bess Cuddy.

Vice-President Helen Hunter.

Secretary Maym Parsons.

Treasurer Ruth Tomlinson.

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Top row — Myers. Johnson, Heath, Stevens.

Second row — Lichtenhahn, Webster, Rosen, Newson. Be

Third row — Price, Thompson. Shoemaker, Drum, Spickei

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URPOSE: The purpose of the Freshman Commission is to develop

among- the younger girls in Washburn a more personal interest in

the Y.W.C.A., through study of the organization and its work both

local and national. It attempts to prepare the Freshman girl for

leadership in Y.W.C.A. work, to promote a spirit of democracy and service

on the campus, and to develop as much as possible the spiritual and religious

lives i if its members.

The members of the Commission are chosen by the Cabinet from among the

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