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THE ELMS Annual of ElmKurst College, ElmKurst, III. PublisKed hy the Class of 1917 " (Biz Sablp nf QIontPutH Dedication Foreword 3 4 The Campus ' g Faculty Seniors Juniors 29 Middlers 33 Sophomores 37 Freshmen Class Motto 4 Athletics 47 Schiller Literary Society 59 Y. M. C. A Mission 73 7 9 Class Poem g2 Music g3 The Summer School gg Jokes 99 Literary 2Qg Calendar j j Advertisements ail|f (Elaaa af NttiPlpnt Bunbrcft g ' fufntrrn Jipbiratea tlita nolum of tl r lElma tn a loQal frtpn mh auppnrlpr of tta Alma MtxXn, tn on? u)l|nm Inok up tn aa an pxpmplary man. miniatrr. anJi pvtnt n, tn tl|p frpaiiJent nf nur viiwh, iRpw. 3nlnt laltzpr. A- i Piii i ' I ' ivi Music Hall Irion Hall I ' agi ' Six ni. i (; I I AM. I ' ii r Srvrn Pai f Eight We are justlv proud of our lil)rary. Although if it is compared with many hhraries we could hardlv call it large, yet it. is of ample size for our school and serves its purpose very efficiently. We have close to five thousand ])ound yolunics on the shelves besides several thousand magazines and pamphlets. Thirty-five of the better class of magazines and periodicals are subscribed for. r ll books are cataloged according to the universally used A. L. A. rules and classified under the Dewey Decimal Svstem. The library is under the supervision of Professor Schmale as chief librarian. The detailed management is under three Seniors who superintend all the various phases of cataloging, classifying, circulation, etc. Sev- eral students are chosen each vear from the lower classes as permanent librarians and these systematically carry on all work connected with the library and in the course of a few vears become very proficient librarians. This system affords a number the opportunity of becoming more closely ac(|nainted with books and library administration. During this school year the watchword has been " greater efficiency " and as a result the library has served its i)uri)ose admirabl). . notber large book stack has been added to accommodate the raj.idlv increasing shell list, over eight hundred books being ad.led this past year. A lu-u magazine rack aim file and also a museum case have been added to the e(|mpnieiit. The following are the librarians : Head librarians: Kaney, I ' aschen, Langhorsl. Librarians: Albrecht, I ' .loesch, Mnnstermann, Aleck. I ' d. Koch, S.blnndt, Richardt, llrnsekros. Die Klasse 1916-17 giebt dies Bnch heraus als ein Andenken an ihren Stu- diengang in Elmhurst nnd zugleich als ein Denkmal von dem, was unser Haus gewesen ist in den Jahren ihres hiesigen Aufenthalts. Es sei in diesen Zeilen, die der Unterzeichnete gebeten worden ist, dem Buche vorauszuschicken, hinge- wiesen auf die Ziele und Aufgaben unserer Anstalt. ' Das Proseminar ist eine Vorschnle auf das Studium der Theologie. Das wissen alle Leser dieses Bitches. Welchen Umfang diese Aufgabe hat, duerfte jedoch nicht so allgemein bekannt sein. Die besonderen Verhaehnisse ' unserer Kirche bringen es mit sich, dass diese Aufgabe eigenartige Schwierigkeiten fuer Lehrer und Schueler bietet. Wir muessen unsere Aufgabe in zwei lebendigen Sprachen zu loesen versuclien, in der deutschen und in der enghschen. Ein Prediger, der bloss eine dieser Sprachen beherrscht, ist nicht mi Stande, in den meisten unserer Gemeinden das heilige Amt zu fuehren. Wenn es aucli richtig ist, dass das EngHsche als Kirchensprache in unsern Gemeinden ueber- wiegende Bedeutung bekommt und immer mehr bekommen wird, so ist es ebenso gewiss, dass in den meisten Gemeinden der einseitige Gebrauch der englischen Sprache zum Schaden des Werkes gereichen wuerde. Diese Verhaeltnisse stellen an die Studierenden ganz bestimmte Aufgaben. Vor allem die, sich in zwei lebendigen Sprachen moeglichst zu vervollkonimnen. Vielen ist das aeusserst unbequem. Aber es muss sein, nicht bloss ruecksichtlich der jungen Leute selbst, sondern besonders um des Werkes willen, dem sie einmal dienen sollen und wollen. In solchen Sachen ist es nicht die Bequemlichkeit oder die Vorliebe fuer diese oder jene Seite ausschlaggebend, sondern man muss sich fragen: was ist dem Werke am dienlichsten ? Unsere evangelische Kirche braucht Arbeiter, die in beiden Sprachen wirken koennen. Sofche Arbeiter sollen im Proseminar ihre Vorbildung erhalten. Das erfordert Arbeit. Rechte tuechtige Mannesarbeit, in der Jugend getan, giebt tuechtige Charaktere, die ein Zielbewusstsein besitzen, das leistungsfaehig und im Dienste der Kirche brauchbar wird. Solche Charaktere moechten wir in unseren Anstalten erziehen. Dass unsere Lehranstalten bemueht sind, in wissenschaftlicher Beziehung gute und gruendliche Arlieit zu tun, ist bekannt. Wir wollen aber noch ein anderes Ziel erreichen, naemlich die bewusste und von den Schuelern gewollte Religiositaet, die Begeisterung fuer die Sache des Herrn. Wir streben das Ziel an, fromme junge Maenner fuer das Studium der Theologie vorzubilden, die auf den Ruf des Herrn achtcn und Samuels Antwort darauf haben : Rede. Herr, denn dein Knecht hoeret. In diesem Jahre der vierhundertsten Jubelfeier der Reformation, ist es unser Wunsch und Gebet, dass die Klasse 1917, die dies Buch herausgiebt, erfuellt werde von dem Geiste eines Luther, so dass sie wie er, mannhaft imd siegreich eintreten fuer die Sache Jesu Christi in unserm Lande. D. Irion, Dir. P(i(i ' r.lr-vcn D. IRION, D.D. Director des Proseminars (Elmhurst College) seit 1887; Professor in Religion unci Griechisch; Graduierte vom Proseminar, Elmhurst, 1874: Graduierte vom Predigerseminar, St. Louis, 1877; D.D., Eden Theol. Seminar. Pn{ e Tzuflve PROFESSOR H. BRODT Lehrer der Paedagogik und der deutschen Sprache und Literatur, 1882— Seminar zu Bueton, Koenigreich Preussen, 1872-1875: Lehrer der Evang. Gemeinde Schulen. Chicago, 1878-1882: Armour Institute of lechnology, 1903; gab, als er Lehrer der Paedagogik und Literatur war, auch Untencht ni Physik und Chemie, etwa 1890-1905. PROFESSOR K. BAUER Lehrer der alten Sprachen 1890 — Proseminar, Ehnluu-st. 1885: Eden Thcul. Seminar, St. Louis, 1888: Lientiat des Geistlichen Amtes, 1888-1890; Professor der alten S])rachen und (leschichte im Proseminar, 18 0-1915. PROFESSOR C. G. ST ANGER Lehrer der Musik. 1896 —Proseminar. I-:hnhurst, 1891 ; Eden ' I ' lieol. Scnnn:i St. Louis, 1894; Chicago Musical O.llege, merican Conservatory, Lhicago. l ' R( )!• I ' .SS )R II. . KL ' r Lehrer der (jeschichte, l ' )10 —Askauischcs ( iynmaHuni ni I ' .rrhn, 1SS7; Cm- versitaet von Berlin, 1891; Pastor in Lock Haven, I ' a., 1 ' - " If • ' ' ;V: Vn Baltimore, Md., 1899-1910; Lehrer der a lten Sprachen und ( ,eschichte, 1910-IJl.i. Thlr PROFESSOR G. A. SORRICK, A.M. Mathematics and Science Instructor, 1905 —A. B. Heidelberg- University, Tiffin, Ohio, 1888 ; A.M. Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio, 1891 ; Principal of North Hope Academy, Penn., 1888-1890: Student in University of X ' ermont. 1889; Principal of La Grange Public Schools, La Grange. Ohio, 1890-1892; Pro- fessor of English, Elmhurst College, 1892-1903. PROFESSOR H. L. BREUrENBACH Latin and English Instructor, 1907 — Proseminar, Elmhurst, 1896; Eden Theol. Seminary, St. Louis. 1899; Instructor in Oconto High School, Oconto, Wisconsin, 1903-1906. PROFESSOR J. E. SCHMALE, A.B. EngHsh Instructor, 1915— A.B. , Washington University. 1907; Instructor of German and French, High School. Leavenworth. Kansas, Nov., 1907-Mch., 1908; Instructor in English and History, Manual Training School of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., March, 1908- June, 1915. PROFESSOR P. N. CRUSIUS. A.B. English Instructor 191 1-1915 —A.B. Harvard University. 1909; Secretary and Educational Director. Prospect Union. Cambridge. Mass. 1908-1910; Grad- uate Student. Harvard University, 1915-1916; Instructor in German, Latin and French. Horace Mann School for Boys. 1916. Page Foiir rrn Btnwt OIlaBa ©ffOTrB Paul Prell, Pres. Peter Canteen, A ' .-Pres. Albert Koelling, Sec ' y. John Kaney, Treas. Ralph Schmidt, Historian. Class Motto: " He conquers who conquers himself. " Class Colors : Maroon and green. Class Flower : Yellow rose. Sixteen PORTER RICHEY " J kind of seiJU-SoIonioii. half knotviiig everything, from the cedar to the ycop. " — Macanlay. Octette T7: Basketball, " 17: Eootball, ■17; Orchestra. ' 16, ' 17. ARNOLD VOGELSANG ( " Bird " ) " The eves are charmed by the f ' aintiiigs, the ears by the music. " — Cicero. Band ' 16, ' 17; Orchestra ' 17; Class Octette ' 16; Octette ' 17; Athletic Re- corder ' 17; Art Editor 1917 Elms. MANFRED MANRODT ( " Fritz " ) " Semper Paratiis. " Mission Teacher. WALTER PASCHEN " Everything that heard him play, even the billozvs of the sea. hung their heads and then lay by. " — Shakespeare. Band ' 14, ' 15, ' 16, ' 17; )rchcslra ' 17; Class Octette ' 16; ( )ctcttc " 17; ( )r])heiis ' 16, ' 17; Secretary of Schiller Literary ' 16; Track ' 15; Physical Instructor ' ?. " 16, ' 17; Librarian ' 14. ' 15. ' ] , ' 17; Halcvon ' 17. I ' (it i- Srvrrilrrn I ' he Sims S- EDWIN IRION ( " Skinny " ) ; act of yours is not sinif ' lv flic flung you do but the -i ' iiy ou do if. " — Brooks. Basketball " 15. ' 16, ' 17: Football, ' le, Captain ' 17; Track T7: V. ] 1. C. A, Cabinet " 16; Business Manager of 1917 Elms ; Business Manager of Ath. Ass. " 14, ' 15, ' 16, ' 17; Physical Instructor ' 16, ' 17; lunior Octette ' ' 16; Octette " 17; " Half " Back Sandy " ; " Title Mart " ; Al- pha ' 16, ' 17; Halcvon ' 14. ' 15; Band ' 16, ' 17. ERNST MUELLER ( " Dutch " ) ' " Tis good tcill iiialccs itifclltgciicc. " — Emerson. Alpha Tennis. ' 16, ' 17; Business Man- ager Kervx. ' 17; Physical Instructor ' 16, ' 17. PAUL PRELL ( " P. P. " ) " 77 r -a ' iuds and flic wares are ahceays on the side of the ablest navi- gators. " — Gdihon. Class President ; Treasurer of Mis- sion ' 15 ; Secretary of Mission ' 16; Presi- dent of Mission T7 ; Y. M. C. A. Cab- inet ' 16; Vice President of Y. M. C. A. ' 17; Orpheus Glee Club ' 16, ' 17; Quar- tette ' 17; Alumni Editor Elms ' 17. RAYMOND HOSTO ( " Keat.s " ) " The shal!o-iO niurnnir, but the deef " are d unib. " — Raleigh. 1917 Clul). JOHN KANEY " Th ' iiwdcsty ' s a candle to thy merit. " — Fielding. Editor-in-Chief 1917 Elms; Class Treasurer; Schiller Cabinet ' 16; Y. M. C. A. Secretary " 16; Y. M. C. A. Presi- dent " 17; Librarian " 13, " 14, " 15, ' 16, ' 17. THOS. MARSHALL CTom " ) " Cheerful looks make every dish a feast: and it is that ivhich crozvns a welcome. " — Massinger. Vice-President of Schiller ' 17; " Title Mart " ' 17; Octette ' 17; Orchestra ' 17; College reporter of Elmhurst Press ' 17; Class Octette ' 16. EWALD PLASSMANX ( " Plassv " ) " The man who smokes thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan. " — Biilwer-Lyttoii. Y. M. C. A. Treasurer " 16; Football ' 17; Alpha Tennis " 16, ' 17. PHTLTPl ' KOT ' PERT ' Twas for the giiod of my coiiiilry llial I should he abroad. " — l-arijuhar. Senior of Music Hall. Pai r Xinrlt fn THEOPHIL LANGHORST ( " Rusty " ) " Comb down his hair; look, look! it stands upright. " — Shakespeare. Class Octette ' 16; Octette ' 17: Or- chestra ' 17; Baseball ' 16, ' 17; Alpha Tennis ' 17; Orpheus ' 16, ' 17; Physical Instructor ' 16, ' 17; Music Editor of 1917 Elms; Librarian ' 14, ' 15, ' 16, ' 17; Asst. Bus. Mgr. of Athletic Association. WILLIAM DALLMANN ( " Mice " ) " There is a foolish corner ez ' cr in the brain of a sage. " — Aristotle. Orchestra ' 17; Physical Instructor ' 16, ' 17; " Half Back Sandy " ; " Title Mart " ; Sergeant at Arms of Athletic As- sociation. GEORGE HILDEBRANDT ( " Hilde " ) " The tones of human I ' oiees are mightier than strings or brass to inoi ' e til e so uL ' ' — Kl 0 pstoek . Olympian Tennis ' 17; Orpheus Glee Club ' " 16, President ' 17; Quartette ' 17. LOLIS LAMMERS ( " LoriK " ) " He doth indeed shoiv some sparks that are like 7 ' it. " — Shakespeare. Schiller Literary Diyision Leader. Paffe Tiiscnty V: WALTER GESKE ( " Wally " ) " A poet not in love is out at sea; he must have a lay figure, " — Bailey. Football ' 15, ' 16, ' 17: Track ' 14. ' 15, ' 16, Manager ' 17; Yell Master ' 16, ' 17; Physical Instructor ' 16, ' 17; Orpheus Glee Club ' 15, ' 16, " 17; Associate Editor 1917 Elms; Schiller Cabinet ' 16, ' 17; Y. M. C. A. Financial Secretary ' 16; Beta Tennis ' 14, ' 15; Halcyon Tennis ' 16, ' 17; " Merchant of Venice " ; " Half Back Sandv " ; " Title Mart " ; Class Poet. CARL ZEYHER " JViselx and sUw — they stumble thai run fast. " — Shakespeare. Philobilicum. CARL VOGELMANN ( " Logick " ) " Hozv prone to doubt, how cautious arc the zvise. " — Houicr. Orpheus Glee Club ' 16, ' 17; Olympian Tennis ' 15, ' 16, ' 17. ARTHUR SCHNEIDER ( " Art " ) " As our iiicliiiatious so our opiiiious. " — Goethe. Vice President Athletic Association ' 17; Soccer ' 16, Manager ' 17: Alpha Tennis ' 17: V. M. C. A, Cabinet ' 17. Ptit r Txi-i-:ily- ' inr ROBERT LEOXHARDT ( " Bob " ) " love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sen- sation. " — Osgood. Track ' 15; Secretary of Athletic As- sociation " 16; President of Athletic As- sociation ' 17; Physical Instructor " 16, ' 17; " Title Mart " ; ' Basketball Mana,s;er. . . PAUL HORST " Marriage is a desperate thing. " — S el den. Ass ' t piano teacher. HARRY HEIX ( " Babe " ) " Satires are my weapon but I ' m too dis- creet to run amuck and tilt at all I meet. " — Pope. Physical Instructor ' 17; " Doctor VYespe. " EDGAR LEH IAXX ( " Gabby " ) " A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, docs not misbe- come a nionarcli. " — ]] ' alpole. ( )rchestra ' 14, " 15, ' 16, ' 17: lUuid ' 14, ' 15, " 16, ' 17: Octette ' 17; " :Merchant cf ' enice " ; " Half Hack Sandv " " : " ' Idtk- Mart. " " Paiji ' TiL ' cnly-tiio he 6Jlms 4i CLEMENS DIPPEL ( " Dip " ) " There is probably no hell for authors in the next world — they suffer so much from critics and publishers in tliis. " — Bovee. Soccer ' 16, ' 17; Beta Tennis ' 16; Al- pha Tennis ' 17; Literary Editor and Ass ' t Bus. Mgr. 1917 Elms. EMMANUEL CRUSIUS ( ' •Blitz " ) ' What a spendthrift he is of his tono:uc. " — Shakespeare. " Title Mart " ; Office Clerk. ARTHUR KROEHLER ( " Art " ) " He can hold his tou ' tic in ten different languages. " — Shakespeare. Treasurer of Mission ' 16; Vice-Presi- dent of Mission ' 17; Alpha Tennis ' 16, ' 17; Football ' 17; Orchestra ' 17; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet ' 17. WALTER OTT ( " Doc " ) ' The ' photo ' Play ' s the thing. " — Apolo gies to Shakespeare. Base])all ' 15, ' 16. ■ ' • I ' lii i ' T t:rnly-t liri ' K TBhe PETER CAXTEEX ( " Pete " ) " Il ' itli loads of learned luiiiber m his head. " — Pope. Vice-President of Class ; Treasurer of Schiller Literary ' 16; President Schiller Literary " 17; Student Repr. Y. M. C. A. " 17; Urganization Editor Elms; Or- pheus Glee Club ' 16; President Halcyon Tennis " 17; Basketball " 13, ' 14, " 15. T6. Capt. " 17 ; Elmhurst Editor of Keryx " 17 : Physical Instructor " 16, ' 17. ALBERT KOELLING ( " Al " " ) " There are more men ennobled by study than by nature. " — Ciecro. Class Secretary ; Y. M. C. A. Treas- urer " 17; Orpheus Glee Club ' 17; Band " 15, ' 16; Olympian Tennis " 16, Alpha ' 17; President of Sunday School Class. WILLIAM MOENKHAUS ( " MOENKV " ) " Each one sees -Tchaf he carries in his h cart. " — Goethe. Football ' 15, ' 16, ' 17; Basketball ' 16. ' 17; Track ' 16. ' 17; Baseball " 16, " 17. RALPH SCHMIDT ( " Abner " ) " Then he will talk — good gods, how he will talk. " — Lee. Class Historian ; Master of Athletic Property ' 16; Schiller Librarian ' 14; Football ' 15, ' 16; Basketball ' 16, ' 17; Baseball ' 16, Manaoer ' 17. Page T-zirnty-four WILLIAM ESSER ( " Bill " ) " Happy am I : from care I ' m free. Why aren ' t they all contented like me? ' ' — L aB a ad e re . Eootball ' 16, ' 17 tette ' 17. Baseball ' 17: Oc- EWALD STOMMEL " Fezv men are so clever as to knozv all the mischief they do. " — Rochefoucauld. Halcyon Tennis ' 17; President of Cyclobatai. g fmnr (ClaaH SftHtorg ' ENIORS! The word sounds good, but it is really very hard for us to realize that we are just that. However, we have successfully passed through the Freshman, the Sophomore, Middler and the Junior years, and now, as Seniors, will soon pass through Elmhurst ' s portals for the last time. The fourth of September, 1912, is an important date in the history of Elm- hurst College, — we, the Class of 1917, entered there on that day. And we were a hardy " bunch, " too; so it didn ' t take us a long time to adjust ourselves to the privations, the i)leasures, the queer things, and all the other things, that go to make up that compound of paradoxes which we call college life. After this short period of " adjusting, " things went smoothly enough throughout the first year, barring, of course, the thousand and one minor " indignities " which Freshmen invariably suffer. ( )ur Sophomore year passed equally pleasant. Several of the last 3 ' ear " s fellows had not returned, but the entrance of seventeen new students into our class kept its enrollment at thirty-five. During 1914-15 we were Middlers. At the l eginning of the year we num- bered thirt ' -eight ( two of the old members had not returned and five new stu- dents joined us). At the first opportunity we organized and selected out of our number the following as officers : President, Prell ; ' ice-President, Canteen ; Secretary Koelling : Treasurer, Kaney, and Historian, Schmidt. Also, we had the good judgment to choose maroon and green as class colors. Some time later we purchased sweaters and pennants. With the leaving of some and the entrance of others into our class, during this and the next, the Junior year, our number had, by June, 1916, melted to thirty-three. In September, 1917, however, another joined us, so that we again liad thirt -four in the class, and we have kept that number up to the present time. We have, throughout all the five years of our stay here, shown a most lively interest in athletics. As Freshmen and Sophomores we scrambled and tumbled about the field with the rest of the " scrubs, " getting the tricks of soccer, and l:)umped our heads against the iron posts in the old gymnasium learning to play basketball. We had a good baseball team at the start. As Juniors we captured the basket])all pennant and stood second in each of the other two. This year, as Seniors, we have already won the cliampionships in soccer and basketball, and have prospects of getting baseball also. Eight out of the eleven men of the soccer Pagr Tii-enly-six team of the college were seniors last season, and the college basketball five are all Seniors. We are represented in all of the numerous organizations, and, in fact, com- prise the backbone in each. During our Junior year we had formed a literary club, which, however, was dissolved again at the beginning of this year. The banquet we accorded the Class of 1916 on June 9th, last spring, was conceded by all to have been a work of art. In a few months we will leave Elmhtirst College. We have done our best while here; what that was our record shows. Give us your best wishes for a happv future. Ralph Schmidt, Historian. Page Tiventy-eiglit UNIOREi 3lum0r (ClasB (iffir rB Wm. Krummel, President Herl ert Bloesch, Vice-President Walter Wetzeler, Treasurer Emory Theiss, Secretary Robert Stanger, Historian Class Colors: Red and l)lack. Page Thirty 4 TBhc ©Ims 011308 nf la . upper Rozv A. Mast A. Engelbrecht P. Schmidt C. Kissling M. Albrecht J. Polster W. Schaef¥er H. Totzke A. Munstermann L. Marx E. Paetzold Middle Rozv H. Meyer A. Aleck P. Maurer A. Stoerker A. Nies A. Dietze T. (loebel J. Schulz A. Hardt W. Emigholz C. Maicr Loiver Rozv A. Idecker I ' -ohne 1 1 . Crusius E. Theiss VV. Wetzeler II. lilocsch W . Kninmicl 1 . Stan cr Sclinakc I ' tii r T hirly-iiin- QIlaHH nf 191B On looking back upon the days spent at Elmhurst, we notice that there are some that stand out above the rest. Especially the day of entering- college is one that is not easily forgotten. It was a memorable day when in September, 1913, twenty young men entered the gates of Elmhurst to gain the excellent education for which that institution is justly famous throughout the entire Synod. This group formed the nucleus of the class of 1918. ' The class, like most great things, had a small beginning; but it had the spirit within it that makes a class strong and alive. The Freshmen soon found out that there was much work to be done, both in recitation and study periods and in the various organizations. They worked diligentlv and when the Christmas vacation came, they could look with satisfaction at their report cards. After the holidays they settled into the regular routine of work again, and when vacation started in June, they could return home with a feeling of satisfaction at the progress made. When school opened again next September the class enrollment had more than doubled. Instead of twenty-two ( two had entered during the second semester the year before ) there were now forty who could call themselves Sophomores. But that number was changed again during the year, for two of our members left us and one new one entered, so that at the close of school in June our class numbered thirty-nine. Again there was work awaiting us, for several new sub- jects were taken up, among them Latin, Algebra and History. The members worked diligentlv and were able to pass the examinations well and be promoted to the Middler class. When the class returned from its summer vacation to resume its work as Middlers, it consisted of thirty-six members. Soon after arriving it organ- ized and elected officers in the persons of Krummel, President ; Bloesch, A ' ice- President; Keller, Secretary; Wetzeler, Treasurer; Stanger. Historian. The class colors chosen were black and crimson and the arrival of the handsome class sweaters and pennants caused no little amount of excitement on the campus. And so with the class organized and the colors chosen the members could look con- fidently and cheerfully into the future. ■ Two of our members left us during the year, so our class now numbers thirtv-four. Soon after school started a reception and social evening was arranged in honor of the new members. At the beginning of the year Theiss was elected Secretarv to fill a vacancy. We are looking forward to the class picnic in the spring, one of the features introduced last year, and are making prepara- tions for the banquet to be accorded the Seniors in June. The various class athletic teams have shown great form and have always been fair contenders for the inter-class championship. Many of our members are spirited workers in the various organizations and there is also very much musical talent in the class. Page T hnty-t !:o I ' ai r riiiity-lhri-r I : Edwin Wolf, President. George Sonneborn, Vice-President. Theophil Mehl, Sec ' y. Fred Ewald, Treas. Irwin Koch, Historian. Class Colors : Navy blue and Illinois orange. Page T liirly-four upper Rotv Middle Rozv Lower Roiu F. Iseli J. Hille W. Mnhvi H. Reifschneider C. Wao ner M. Patbero- T. Schlundt W. Breisacher L. Oestreiclier L. Pinkert E. Koch I. Koch N. Schultz C. Young T. Mehl E. Kowitz . M. Ewald E. Wolf A. T izer A. Gernand G. Sonneborn J. Braun R. Richter F. Ewald M. Schroedel C. Scherzer P. Knicker H. Hinze R. Heim j. Sclincidcr E. Rintlemann T. (iablcr W. Scliw cnimer Jl I ' liz r Thirty- fi-v A. IS i (Claafi nf ' 19 A German philosopher once made the remark that the historian was a prophet looking backwards. Let us look back to the year of 1914, when about twenty young men entered Elmhurst College to begin a five years ' course of study. These young men comprised the class of 1919. It took but a short time to become ac- I ' quainted, and in a few days everyone settled down to study. German, English and Algebra were the main subjects. p It was not all study, however. There were football games in which, although } 1 few games were won, it could be seen that there were some who were very pro- j ' ficient. After football came basketball. Here, also, it was shown that there were j good players on the class team. j In the middle of the basketball season, Christmas arrived and the majority went home for a short vacation. When the second semester started, another mem- ber joined the class, so the total was twenty-one. The winter passed quickly, and with the advent of spring, interest in baseball I • awakened. A class team was picked. There was plenty of class spirit, and some I , of the games were really interesting. The baseball season was interrupted by the final examinations. After these, everyone went home for the summer vacation. ! 1 The following September several new members were taken into the class. •1 New studies were added to the program and some of the old ones were dropped. More games were won in all branches of athletics than in the preceding year, which showed that the class was not only improving mentally, but ])hysically as well. Our second Christmas came and went, and the second semester started. This June the examinations were harder, but they were soon over with. So the second year was finished. When the class returned the next September, it organized and elected the following- officers : President, Edwin Wolf : ' ice-President, George Sonneborn ; Secretarv, Theophil Mehl ; Treasurer, Frederick Ewald, and Erwin Koch, His- torian. The class colors chosen were blue and orange. It was decided to get class sweaters with three stripes of gold instead of two, as the preceding classes had done. When they finallv arrived, everyone admitted that the class ha d received excellent sweaters. There are still two years to go through, but if they pass as ((uickly and as happily as did the first three, it will not seem long before the Class of lOlQ will bid farewell to Elmhurst College. Erwin Koch, Historian. Page Thirty-six J I ' lii i- ' I ' iirty-srirn (UlaBB of ' 20 Upper Ro2V I Iidcllc Rozv Lower Rozv H. Steinmark C. Gaertner T. Honold 0. Krumm C. Meyer K. Koehler H. Bollens c. Schowalter W. Rath C. Kuhlman A. Mann W. Borchers P. Richardt H. Henke P. Cabler V. Kissel F. Klick E. Klein F. Jerger E. Theiss H. Ah rens O. Meyer A. Daum 0. Mueller P. Blaufuss A. Meise A. Neuhaus H. Schuessler A. Hoelscher C. Kimball H. Peters L. Utlant C. Kindt J. Kehoe P. Schaeffer A. Schnake Page T Inrty-ciglit OIlaHB flf ' 20 Sophomores ! It ' s a big word, you will admit. Bobbie Roberts, Sophomore, Elmhurst College, sounds quite imposing. Concede then, that one has a right to be proud if one can suffix an appellation like the above to one ' s name. Although we do not accuse any one of the class of 1920 of actually writing out his name on paper with Sophomore behind it, and admiring it, we can assure you that every- one knows just how it would look if it were written. A mental vision of it floats before him constantly. How do we know? We were Sophs ourselves, at, one time! Do not infer from this that the Class of 1920 are a vainly arrogant lot. Thev have outgrown knickerbockers and have acquired a dignity of dej ortment c|uite befitting their exalted station. Reports from last year, that the general spirit and ability of ' 20 while they were Freshmen, have " carved its name at Elmhurst already, " are still current. Last year ' s " Elms " even went so far as to compare them with " Spartans, " in their athletic contests. Like all Freshmen, they took a lively interest in the new things about them, once their natural coyness and timidity had been worn, shocked, de- i coyed or threatened out of them. They have, therefore, a reputation — a good ex- ( j cuse for holding their heads high. You know what kind of reading data and statistics make. Hut to convey to vou an accurate idea of just how all-important and noteworthy this year ' s Sophs are, we will weary you a moment. The Class of 1920, at present Soj homores, can boast of defeats in soccer, basketball and baseball — and nothing but defeats — during their h eshman year. i During this year ' s soccer season, however, they played three games, winning from jn ' j the Juniors and Freshmen, and losing to the Middlers. We are hoping with you, that thev do as well or better in basketball and l)aseball. . |l The one really tragic passage in the Flistory of the Class of 1920, is that where jij its pages record, that out of the original twenty-four, only eighteen returned for the second year ! Just at this place we must digress a moment to enlist your lender sympathies for those unlucky ones who did not come Ixick. Think of the sacrifice they made in foreswearing the opportunity of becoming Sophomores! ( )nl - eighteen returned for the second year. .Mas! ilut to the rescue came si ' enteen sturdy youths of the land and swelled the ranks — what we mean is. that seventeen Freshmen entered the .Sophomore car l;ist .September, m.nking llu ' total minibrr in that class thirty-five. All classes are as a whole normal in tlu ' ir el.nss work. I ' L ' O make no (.■xcep- tion. The opposite ]iage tells the rest of the story. P(if r T hit ly-iiinf ns M Si Ptiijr Forty I ' df r l- ' iity- ' i ir upper Rozv R. Abele W. Renschler W. Kottich P. Hardt W. Brnnn C. Meyer Middle Rozv R. Bierbaum A. Scherer G. Seybold R. Hallmann G. Hafermehl M. liopf Lozver Row A. Kriegsmann H. Rath R. Kienle H. Decker E. Roederer W. Morrow E. Busekros Page Forty-tiuo As is usual and necessary last September, as in every September, a class of Freshmen entered Elmhurst, thereby calling into existence a brand new class. They are Freshmen and therefore like all other Freshmen, bashful, etc., etc. Little can be said regarding Freshmen ; they seem as yet all pretty much alike, but the time will come when this will not be the case. Just let them develop and disclose their merits and they will, step by step, class by class, make the name " 21 mean something. They are only beginners but they have begun well ; they are started in the right direction and we hope that they will keep pushing right on- ward. They have rapidlv become accustomed to the new surroundings they have found at Elmhurst and have become one of us. They are interested in athletics, of course, and if persistence and practice mean anything, athletics will not suffer in the next few years on account of a lack of athletes. They play their class games and they lose them, but then they are only beginning and in this way they console themselves, for all Freshmen lose, it seems. Then there are the signs of budding scholarship among them ; they are an all-around class in fact. This year ' s class numbers nineteen, which is about the usual size for a b ' resh- man class. Before they get through it will have grown to ])r()bably twice that size. r,t, r I Paae Forly-fuur (ttlnsa mnttn He Conquers Who Conquers Hi-ArsELE. " Lizes of t;rr(;f men oft remind us ■ . , JVe can make our liz ' es snblime. . ' ■ - " And dcpartitis; Jeazr behind us ■ ' ■ Footprints en the sands of time. " One of the most interesting and beneficial studies a man can jnirsue is the study of biography. All great men of the present t-me and the past received a large amount of their ambition and inspiration by reading the lives of great men who lived before their time. They used them as examples and ideals, and strove to equal them as much as possible, until they too left footprints on the sands of time, which coming generations might fearlessly follow. The members of the Class of 1917 have also studied the lives of great men, but it took us some time to find our real heroes. When small boys, we read fairy stories, stories of adventure and of battle, and from these we chose our heroes. But they did not satisfy us long, because we found fiaws in their characters. We admired Alexander the Great for his conquest of Asia, In-.t were disappointed when we heard that he committed the most brutal crimes while under the influence of liquor. We marveled at the remarkable victories of Xapo ' eon. but he disap- pointed us bv the numerous bad traits in his character. Many others might have held our esteem had they only learned to rule over themselves as successfully as they ruled over others. At first we could not understand why men who conquered nations should find so nnich difficulty in controlling tlienisel ves, ])ut after careful thought, we found many reasons for that fact. When a man goes to war he has full knowledge of a numlier of things — how strong his enemy is, what weapons he is gohig to use, and that he hasn ' t any love to waste on him. He knows when and wdiere he is going to meet the foe. and thai when he strikes he will wound someone. l ie knows that he nuist undergo many hardships and privations, and risk his life, l)ut lie aNo knows dial the war canmu last forever, and wlien it does end. all his troul)les. trials and dangers will 1)e o er for good. When a man fights against himself, liowever, the figlit much dilTerml, I le cannot alwavs see his enemy, and does not know what weajions lie will u c. Me does not kncjw when or where lie will l)e attacked, or how sin.ng his eneni i- . He does not hate the foe, on the contrar - he lox e him. prrhai)s more than anxune else, and everv 1)1()W he strikes is a wound to himself. I le has taken uj) the ti.L;lit a " -ainst himself in order to ])e better able lo ser e bis fellow men. Tlien -lore be tries to overcome all bad habits and that means a long and hard inner struggle if he has yielded to these habits in the past. In the course of his life he is tempted to be dishonest and seek his own success at the cost of others. He might become over-confident, he might despair or meet great sorrows and trials which cannot be overcome with the sword. There are very many things that might cause him to go astray and be a danger to society, but he must fight against them all. That sounds easy, but it is the most difficult thing any person can do. Just when a man thinks he has complete control of himself and becomes less vigilant, the enemy will come in unawares and when least expected, necessitating a most vigorous renewal of the fight in order to get back to the old footing. He must be constantly on guard and always at work in order to keep the enemv out of his heart. For him there is no rest until he is carried to his last resting place on earth. Our ideas of great men, of heroes, have changed from our ideas of childhood days. We can follow in their footsteps without danger to our characters, for we have found the real hero in life. We can appreciate the fact that it takes will power, endurance, and self-sacrifice to go to war, but it takes more to battle against one ' s self. A man may conquer the whole world, but he lias lost the greatest battle of his life, if he loses the battle against himself. No one respects a man who yields to every little temptation, who has not the nerve to stand up for the right, and no one trusts a man who cannot trust himself. Some people seem to think that all the work and fighting in this world is meant for just a few who are especially fit to do it. Shakespeare tells us that all the world is a stage and that the people are actors. He might have said that all the world is a battlefield and the people are soldiers, and he would have spoken the truth also. Every soldier is expected to do his part in battle, and so every person is expected to do his or her part in the daily struggle of life which we all have around us. It is a struggle, not of armies or fleets, but of individuals against self, the enemy each one must conquer. And in this struggle against self every one should take some other great man as example, and thus gain courage and inspira- tion to carry him through the dark days. There are many such men, but only One who during His life on earth, succeeded in winning every battle he fought against Himself, and with such an ideal before us we should achieve success in the conquest of self. Paul Prell. Page Forty-six Pai r I ' lnty-.u-vi-n I i What was considered but a theory not many years ago has now become a fact, namely, that in order to improve one ' s mental abilities as well as the phys- ical powers, the body must have exercise. P ' or this reason athletics have come to be looked upon almost as a necessity by all schools. The students of Elmhurst College also felt this need for bodily exercise ; therefore, in 1902 a number of them organized the " Athletic Association of Elmhurst College. " Although it had but very few members, it grew so fast and gained so much influence among the students that within a year or two and up to the present time, there are but few, if any, who do not become members. Athletics at Elmhurst College rank first after the regular courses, and can readily be considered as one of the leading factors of the school. Studies and ath- letics go hand in hand. One has an influence upon the other, because in order to hold his position on the varsity team, each player must have a passing grade in all subjects. Thus no player can neglect his studies for athletics. The spirit and enthusiasm shown by the students is something we can be proud of. Whenever there is anything to be done, the students are alwavs right at hand, willing to assist. The side lines at every game are always crowded with them, cheering our team on. What team would not be driven on by a determina- tion to win for the honor of his school, wdiere such spirit is shown? Everv one of our players treats his opponent with all respect, plays a hard but clean game. He does not exult in victory, and if defeated, takes defeat like a true sportsman. Athletics are also a great help in building up a spirit of friendliness and com- panionship between the classes and the individuals. The dav is past in which the upper classman looks down upon the lower classman ; today we find the upper classman always ready to help the l reshman along in all things. Inter-class games have also become a thing of great interest. Games are played m each of the sports. Each class plays every other one and the team win- ning the inter-class championship receives a pennant at the close of the season. Here the spirit which marks everything the students do in athletics, manifests it- self once more, since one class is as determined as the other to win the pennant. The managers have always found it comparatively easy to schedule games with outside teams. But in the last few years we have found this becoming harder and harder, since most teams are joining leagues and have no open dates to spare. Some have come to the conclusion, that if athletics are to be maintained in the future, we must also join leagues in all the sports. This is our aim, and we hope to succeed for the oood of athletic in the coming vears. Ptit e Forly-eiylit R. Leonhardt, Pres, Basketball Mgr.; Edwin A. Irion, Bus. Mgr.; Tlim. I ,angli(jr?,l, Asst. Bus. Mgr.; Wni. Breisacher, l- ' in. Sec ' y. Chas. Young, Treas. ; A. J. Schneider. ' .-Pres.. F(Hitl)all Mgr.; W. Wrizeler, l ec. Sec ' y.; Henry Totzke, Master of Prop. Wm. P. Dallmann, Sergeant-at-Arms ; W. A. (ieske. ell Master, Track M ;r.; Ualpli Schmidt, Baseball Mgr.; Arnold Vogelsang, Recorder. i1 I ' i(ir Fotly-niric ' he 61ms of m C. DipixM W. Esser. W. Geske E. Irion , BASKETBALL Seniors P. Canteen E. Irion. W. Moenkhaus P. Richev R. Schmidt FOOTBALL Seniors W. Moenkhaus P. Richey A. Schneider R. Schmidt BASEBALL Seniors W. Moenkhaus W. Ott Jnniors W. Wetzeler Juniors H. Bloesch Em. Theiss Middlcrs W. Breisacher Theo. ]Mehl TRACK Seniors y . Geske J iinior. L. Marx Fifty T.Eox II AKDi . Mtjr. ; CantI ' -.icn, ( ' ai)t. m.d, ( ' ;i])t.: ( ii " ,SKi:, M. r. Basketball Track l ' a( r Fifly-onr At the Ijeginning of last season the prospects for a strong team were bright, tor only three regulars had been lost by graduation, and the manager had a large squad of aspirants for the vacant positions. The season of 1916, however, did not come up to our expectations. Several members were declared ineligible, among whom were our battery, who were allowed to participate in the first three games only. After this it seemed the team lost heart, although it played three more games and finished the season with two victories and four defeats. Our first game, played with the strong Wendell Phillips team, started out as a pitchers " battle between Kluge and Klein, but Elmhurst ' s defense cracked and we were defeated 6-2. The next game, with Austin High School, resulted in a decisive victory for Elmhurst : score, 12-5. The feature of the game was the terrific hitting of the White and Blue. Loyola University was the next team to invade our field. This game was by far the best of the season, although we were defeated 5-3. The game was lost in the first inning when Loyola made three runs. Klein ' s hitting for Elmhurst fea- tured this game. lie secured a homer and a two bagger, which netted Elmhurst two runs. Our game with St. Phillips High School was called in the second inning with Elmhurst leading 1-0. The following Saturday the Elmhurst Y. M. C. A. were defeated 8-5. Eor our next game we journeyed to Evanston to play the academv team of that place. We sufifered our only shutout of the season. Our boys fielded bril- liantly but were unable to connect with the pill when hits meant runs. Kamp- henkel ' s wildness allowed Evanston three runs. The last game of the season was the worst from the Elmhurst College view- point. We were defeated by the strong Elmhurst town team, 16-3. The Col- legians collapsed under the heavy bombardment of the town team. The prospects for a strong team this year are not very encouraging. Schmidt and Wetzeler are the only veterans left on the team. The two sport rule makes several players ineligible for baseball, which will greatly weaken the team, but if perseverance counts for anything Elmhurst will be ably represented in baseball again this year. Schedule for 1917 April 21. Lake ' ' iew High School. May 19. Evanston Academy. April 28. Crane Tech. High School. May 26. ' heaton College at Wheator May 12. Wendell Phillip ' s. May 30. Elmhurst Tigers. June 2. Concordia Teachers " College. Wm. Breisacher, 3b Em. Theiss, 2b C. Young ' , ss W. Ott, 3b Th. Langhorst, p Upper RoK ' Wm. Moenkhaus, If W. Wetzeler, lb (Capt.) W. Esser. cf R. Schmidt, c ( Mgr.) A. Schneider, p Lozvcr Roic H. Totzke, sub Ed. Koch, sub P. Kitterer, sub A. Kroehler, sul) elms A, As the snow begins to melt and the air to grow warmer, a smaU number of students look hopeful and talk about shot, discus, dash or jump. It can easily be guessed that the above students are track men or those who are somewhat optimistic regarding their abilities before the test comes. The number of candidates for track and field work is not verv large. In this universal sport the Elmhurst College Athletic Asso- ciation seems to sufifer every year, because of the general lack of interest in matters pertaining to track and field events. Of the number which appears a large propor- tion fails to supply the demands of faithful and grinding practice. This leaves but a few to defend the Blue and White in the oval field. An interclass track meet will be held this spring to arouse interest and to show by this competition that there are hidden among us a large number who could perform the average feats if not surpass them. The season of 1916 was hardly dift ' erent from other years. Of the three meets scheduled only the first was held, the second being cancelled because of rain and the third because of financial circumstances. Elmhurst succeeded in defeating Austin High School of Chicago, hy the score of 80-42. In this meet two college records, the broad jump (20 ft. 1 in. ), and the hundred yard dash ( 10 1-5 seconds), were broken by Armin Egli and Clyde Koeh- ler, respectively. Page Fifty-four K1S-. Srark ®emtt upper Row W. Geske, Mgr. P. Schaeffer C. Kuhlmann E. Irion G. Sonneborn H. Peters P. Kitterer, Asst. Mgr. LozL ' crRo-LU C. Kindt W. Breisacher E. Theiss E. Schnake W. Krummel F. Ewald, Capt. V. Moenkhaus I ' lii r I ' ljly-fivr D D y Soccer as a game of science and skill is each year becoming more popular in America, and in many colleges is displacing Rugby as a college sport. Soccer is the game played at Elmhurst College and has been played here for more than a genera- tion. The special virtues of soccer are that the game is not dependent on bra.wn alone, thus shutting out lighter athletes, but on skill and science. As an exercise, physical, moral and mental, it has no equal in any sport. In September the old students returned from the usual summer vacation with a stronger determination to accomplish something. A part of this inspired zeal was spent in practicing soccer on the athletic field and with good results, for the large list of candidates was cut down to the members of a choice college and a second team. Constant practice and persistence of the second team in their daily endeavor to defeat the college team contributed toward increasing the skill and endurance of the college team. The team can be proud of its record of four vic- tories and one defeat. Probably the former would have been larger had it not been found impossible to schedule the usual number of games. The future de- mands that Elmhurst join a soccer league, as all other teams are doing, if there are to be any more games. The following games were played. Sept. 16. Sept. 23. Sept. 30. Oct. 28. Nov. 18. Elmhurst, 3 : Harrison Tech., 2. Elmhurst, 5 ; Tilden High School, 3. Elmhurst, 2 ; Oak Park High School. 1. Elmhurst, 2 ; Palmer Park, 4. Elmhurst, 2; McCormick Seminary, 1. Total points won: Elmhurst, 14; Opponents, 11. Pat e Fifty -six R. Leonhardt, referee E. Plassmann, sub W. Breisacher, sub C. Dippel, center W. Geske, right halfback A. Kroehler, goal Upper Row E. Theiss, center halfback T. Mehl, left halfback R. Schmidt, sub E. Koch, sub P. Kitterer, referee Loii ' cr Row P. Richey, left fullback W. Moenkhaus, outside right A. Schneider, inside right (Mgr.) E. Irion, center (Capt.) W. Esser, inside left A. Gernand, outside left IT. Bloesch. right fullback (. sst. Mgr.) I ' lii i- I ' li ly-srvi-ti Basketball is one of the best and most scientific indoor sports of today. It keeps the bodies of our students in good condition during the long winter months, when the - weather does not permit outdoor sports. Basketball exercises every muscle in the body, quickens the eye, and demands quick thinking as well as quick action. In answer to the first call for candidates this season a large number appeared who were anxious to try out for the first and second team. Too much cannot be said in favor of the plavers of both teams. They appeared on the floor day after day punc- tuallv, readv for the hardest practice and drill. With such spirit and enthu- siasm, basketball could hardly turn out to be anything than a success. It has been a great success as far as we were able to go. The reason was unfortunately interrupted bv a scarlet fever epidemic among the students. Because of this we were able to play but foiu- games, all of which were won by the College team. This is but a glimpse of how successful a season we might have had. The team played a fast, steady, but clean game. Its team and pass work could hardly have been better. Although our opponents were at a little disadvan- tage because of their inability to acquaint themselves with our floor, our team, we are sure, could hold its own on some other floor. The games played were as follows : Elmhurst College, 19; Wheaton Academy, 11. ' Jan. 13. Jan. 27. Feb. 3. Feb. 17. Elmhurst College, 70; Crane Jr. College, 19. Elmhurst College, 62 ; Aurora College, 22. Elmhurst College, 29; McCormick Seminary Jr., 24. Total of points: Elmhurst College, 180; Opponents, 76. Page F ' lUy-eight upper Rcw R. Leonhardt, mgr. A. Gernand, sub P. Kitterer, referee A. Nies, asst. mgr. E. Plassmann, referee Middle Ro W. Moenkhaus. forward R. Schmidt, guard 1 . Canteen, center K. Irion, forward 1 ' . Richev, guard lun. Tlieiss, sulj I Schaeffer, --nb W. ISreisacher, sub ' ( ( (■ l- ' itly-niiii A large part of the student body is interested in the world-wide game of ten- nis, which, different from other recognized sports, has the advantage of being able to be played in the fall and the spring of the year. Many of the disappointed as- pirants for positions on the teams of the more important sports find consolation in tennis and learn to wield the racket with more or less skill. The four courts. Alpha, Beta, Halcyon, and Olympic — the results of the efforts of tennis enthusi- asts of former years — are used every minute of free time. Brilliant serves and equally brilliant returns hold the attention of players and spectators. The devo- tees of the net and racquet are unanimous in declaring it an excellent game for exercise and pastime. The matches of the clubs, whose memberships are limited, and the rest of the students, who, owing to a fortunate ruling of all the courts, can also enjoy the benefits of tennis, tend to produce a number of claimants for a single and double championship. The disputes are settled by the annual tennis tournament which is held in the latter part of the school year. It is hoped that Elmhurst will soon be represented by a team ready to defend the Blue and White on the tennis court. Members of the Halcyon Club are: A. Hardt, J- I!raun, W. Geske, P. Can- teen, W. Paschen, A. Mann, M. Albrecht, E. Stommel. Members of the Alpha Club are : Upper row : li. Irion, A. Kroehler, T. Lang- horst, A. Koellig, A. Schneider. Lower row : C. Dippel, E. Mueller, E. Plassmann. I ' lit r Sixli The members of the Beta Club are : A. Idecker, C. Kimball, C. Showalter, P. Schaeffer. L. Pinkert, G. Sonneborn, O. Krnmm. , .. The members of the Olympian Club are : G. Plildebrandt, C. Kindt, E. Kow- itz, C. ' ogelmann, C. Young, J. Schneider, C. Gaertner. Page Sixty-t L n By Winston Churchili, Given by The Elmhurst College Athletic Association, THANKSGIVING, NOV. 30, 1916 CAST OF CHARACTERS Hiram Peters, storekeeper and sheriff of Carroll County E. Inon Ezra Swazey. his clerk J. Jvehoe Mr. John Blackwell, railroad president E- Crnsius The Marquis of Tredbury, a young nobleman in financial straits E. Lehman Reginald Barking, member of Parliament W ■ -eske Tildin, valet of Lord Tredbury K. I A-..nliardt Edith, a modern strenuous .Vmerican girl Iv. Richardt Mrs. Blackwell, stepmother of Edith W. I ' .migliolz Mr. Lawrence Pepys. lawvcr and man of the w(.rld W . 1 )allnian Lady Marjorie Ticknor. . ' C. Ixuldman Roy Clarkson, reporter on the ew Yovk Morning Uepul)lic ' I ' . Marshall Coach, Professor Schmale. MUSICAL PROGRAM College Orchestra, I ' rofcs or C, ( i. Slanger. Director. 1. ■M-estiva! Overture " .1 • inimrnnann 2. " A (iarden Matinee " ' 3. March— " Cnder the I ' lag (.1 ictory " 1 ' ' . von P.lon I ' lii r Sixty- TBhe 6xlms mmd Jfliysiral Jnatrurtnrfi (HIubb Recognizing the fact that exercise is an important aid in the development of physical yonth and that exercise is also an aid to study, those students who have proved themselves the best in the past year ' s gymnasium work were chosen to form the physical instructor ' s class. This group was drilled by a professional from the Y. M. C. A. College in Chicago — Mr. E. H. Hofmann led this year — in the fundamentals of physical work, marching, calisthenics and apparatus work. From the above group the following were selected to act as leaders of the main branches of gymnasium work in the different classes. Seniors P. Canteen E. Irion W. Paschen Juniors Wm. Dallmann VVm. Krummel Th. Langhorst Middlers R. Leonhardt P. Richey E. Theiss Sophomores W. Geske A. Idecker E. Mueller FresJimen . Dietze R. Heim H. Hein Page Sixty-four JpllgBtral 3n0trurtnrB upper Row L. Marx A. Dietze E. Keller F. Ewald H. Hein R. Heim C. Young Middle Roiv P. Richey T. Mehl L. Pinkert P. Canteen E. Hofmann, trainer W. Dallniann E. Mueller W. Breisacher Lozver Rozv T. Langhorst ' V. Krummel E. Theiss W. Geske E. Irion W. 1 ' aschcn A. Idccker 1 . 1 A ' l mliardt I ' df f Sixty- five I A The Nervewreckers iEl00tprs ' (ttluba The college yells were becoming a little old ami time-worn, and so were losing the spirit they were intended to carry out. A demand for new ones arose. In order to meet this demand two rooters " clubs were organized, the one under the leadership of Nies called itself the " Nervewreckers " and the other under the leadership of Geske named itself the " Thunderbolts. " The object of all this was to arouse the fellows to make up new veils and songs by putting up a competi- tion between the two clubs, as to which could produce the most and the best ones. This turned out to be a success, judging from the number of new yells and songs produced. At the games, however, the two clubs join each other and cheer the teams on to victorv as one big spirited and enthusiastic liody. Page Sixty-six Olyrlnbatat The Cvclobatai is decidedly a new organization. For years there have always been a few bicycle owners at Elmhurst, this year there are six. As a rule the wheels have been used for little else than running errands and riding back and forth from working places. This year the owners for the first time realized the opportunities the wheels aftorded for making sightseeing trips and excursions, and for getting acquainted with the country around Elmhurst while at the same time getting plentv of good, healthful e.xercise, and tlicy therefore banded them- selves together. They are planning to take a number of trips during the spring. Stommel is captain and H. Crusius is vice-captain. P(i(ji- Sixty-sfiiii Nach der Melodic " Die Lorelei " Ich weiss jetzt was soli es bedeuten Dass ich so traurig bin, Die Studenten sind heim gegangen . , = Und ich allein hier bin. Die Liift ist kuehl und es dunkelt Und ruhig ist das Hans. ■ Der Director sitzt in seiner Stnbe Und kommt niemals heraus. Wir koennen bis sieben Uhr schlafen Und auch bis zehn und zwoelf. Wir brauchen nicht mehr zu oxen Denn die Buecher sind auf dem Schelf. Der Fritz, der holt uns die Kohlen Und May gibt uns das Steam Und ich sitze hier im warmen Und rauche Nicotin. Die Professoren, die kommen Niemals ins Lehrsaal hinaiif. Der Janitor wasched die " Flooren " Und putzt die " Blackboards " shoen aus. Der Herr Gernand der sitzt in die Kueche, Und macht das " Hash " sehr warm. Ich brauche mich nur hinzusetzen Und essen so viel ich nur kann. Die Eltern die schicken uns " Boxen " Mit gutes zu essen hinein. Da ist Kuchen und Wurst und Nuesse Und auch ein " present " dabei. Wir haben hier gute Zeiten Dass wir nicht fortgehen woll ' n ' ' Wir warten hier fuer die andern Bis sie ja wiederkomm ' n. L. H. LAMMERS, " 17. Pot r S ' lxly-ti ' nir TBhe Sim From left to ri ht. P. Canteen, President. E. Paetzokl, Treasurer. P. Kitterer, Division Leader. R. Stanger, Secretary. T. Marshall, Vice-President. E. Theiss, Division Leader. L. Marx, Division Leader. L. Lammers, Division Leader. W. Geske, Division Leader. Page Seventy An important part in the curriculum, German and Ens lish literature and the study of the classical Latin and Greek authors, besides the main aim of the entire student body, to prepare for the ministry, are natural demands which justify the existence of the Schiller Literary Society. Founded some thirty years ago, it has lived through the many years with more or less success. During its existence Schiller Literary Society has offered its members the opportunity of overcoming those things which would hinder them in the beginning of thcif ])ublic career. The activities of the society are various and present many an occasion for display of talent and the perfecting of abilities in the literary line. The splendid program which was outlined for the past year, the main object of which was to let the members of the society reap all the benefits possible, could not be carried out. Unforeseen circumstances arose almost at the last minute and made it neces- sary to postpone a meeting or let it drop from the year ' s schedule. However, the meetings which were held were interesting and of some value. Interesting stereopticon lectures were given on " Dante ' s Inferno " and " The Rhine, Its Glories and Its Legends. " Of special interest were the papers read l)y the jjrofessors on topics such as " The Art of Declaiming, " " What We Find in Literature, " " What Latin and Greek Classics Offer LTs. " The original papers of the students on " Photoplay ' as Literature, " " Newspaper M agazines, " deserve praise. Musical numljers provided by various organizations and readings by members were enter- taining. The annual Elocution and Oratorical contests were held with success and showed improvement over last year. 7 s the Elms goes to press i)rcparatii ns are begun for the American Evening. All that has been done by the members of the Schiller Literary Society shows that the ability is there but not dominant. Its scope of work can be felt more by holding on to the activities ot this war as a foundation and building upon it in the future. Ptir r Sr-Viiily-iinr Walter Geske Winner of Elocutional and Oratorical Contests. TBhe 6 " W. Krunimel, Sec ' y. L. Marx, Fin. Sec ' y. Em. Theiss, Social Com. y. Kaney, Pres. ' P. Canteen, Student Repr. H. Bloescli, P. Prell. .-Pres. A. Schneider, House Com. Rel. IMeetings Com. A. Koelling, Treas. A. Kroehler, Chr. Service Com. F. Ewald, Membership Com. c Sc-veniy-foiir f oung MmB (SItivxBtxm AaaDriattnn The world wide work of the Young Men ' s Christian Association is known to all. It reaches every class of humanity, the prisons, the war camps of Europe, the heathen in the foreign mission field, and the American man of all ages. Thus is the student reached through this same organization. We have a branch of it in our school. Our own organization is not very old, having been founded in 1912. It was felt that such an organization was necessary in order to better organize and to put a spirit of co-operation into the various religious activities that have found their origin here. The character, the object, and the work of our organization must be different than that of most schools and colleges out of consideration for the type of our school, which is really a religious institution. The student Y. M. C. A. of most colleges comprises as a rule the Christian element of the student body, that is, the earnest Christians bind themselves together through the organization to work for winning their fellow students to the Christian life, to bring Christian principles and practices into play in all phases of the school and student life. Now all the fellows on our campus are Christians in a Christian institution and therefore their religious and spiritual needs are in many ways already taken care of; yet there is a big field for the Y. M. C. A. It is to help all to live a bigger and more con- secrated Christian life, to get away from the mere form and the spirit of indif- ference in religion, the mechanical Christianity. Then there are so many times when real Christian service is needed and there the Y. M . C. A. stands ready to help. That is what the association stands for, the practical Christianity. The controlling body of the association is the cabinet, which consists of the six officers elected by the association and the chairmen of the various committees, which are: Bible Study, House, Mission, Membership, Social, and Religious Meetings. Each committee has its particular function. The cabinet meets reg- ularly for discussion. Each member, and this year every student is a member. ])ays his dues of one dollar and the funds thus collected are used lo carry on tlie work. A i)art gcu s to the Illinois State Y. M. C. A., under whicli we are organized. Tbrougli the State Student Secretary we receive advice and hel]) in man - ditlcri ' nl a s. From time to time he also provides us with a s])eakcr for the ! un(la c i-ning chapel services. We have had several very interi ' sting ones since C lirisuiia-. Another part of the money is used in maintaining tlic ri ' ading room w liert ' about forty of the most popular magazines, periodicals, and ni.- s])a])ers are taken. 1 his is quite a rendezyous for the fellows during spare time. In the Music House the . M. C. A. has three rooms fitted u]) ;is g.ame and lounging rooms. Their |)ur])ose is to pi ' o ide a place where sjiare time can be Piif r Si ' vcniy-jvvc enjovablv spent but so far they have not had a great deal of patronage, probably because they are in a comparatively out of the way place. We hope that these rooms will be better able to serve the students in the future. During the year several entertainments and banquets are held, and in this way a little is done for the social side of student life, which we; feel is neglected. The first affair this year was a Freshman reception given shortly after the begin- ning of the school year in the dining hall. We tried to make the Freshmen feel welcome and at home among us, as they surely are. On Hallowe ' en an entertain- ment was given in the gymnasium where everyone enjoyed himself fully. On Washington ' s birthday another entertainment took place. This time the program was worked up by the representatives of each state, who took charge of one part of the program and presented an original stunt. Originality and home talent showed itself here, with the result that a good program was got together. The last number on the program for this year is the inauguration banquet, which takes place about April first. The new officers are elected each year in February or March. Last year the newly elected President and Vice-President attended the President ' s Training- Conference in Chicago, where they received inspiration, advice, and suggestions regarding Y. M. C. A. work among students. We were unable to get together a delegation to attend the Lake Geneva Conference last year, although a delegation went the year before. A delegation must surely go this summer, for it means much to an association to have a number of its members there for those ten days. Under the auspices of our Y. M. C. A. a Sunday School is maintained and also a Teachers " Training Class, of which something is said elsewhere. We also keep in close touch with Mission by having the President of the Mission Society the chairman of the Mission committee. The scope of Y. M. C. A. work at Elmhurst can be much enlarged and in time will be, we are sure. The past year has been quite successful, but we wish next year ' s cabinet and all the cabinets of the future luck and success. Seventy-six Pl|tl0btbltrum The Philobiblicum, otherwise known as the Teachers " Training;- Class, has this year had its most successful and largest class of any during its existence. The work, which is carried on under the supervision of the Y. M. C. A., supplies a real need at our school. With the aid of Mrs. K. llomhanrs book " Apt to Teach " the members are instructed in the fundamentals of I ' .iblical knowledge and Sunday School methods, thus supplementing the study of the Bible in the curriculum. The class meets every Sunday morning at nine o ' clock with a different mem- ber each time leading in the devotional services, ' i ' hus the meetings themselves are real training. Fifty-four were enrolled in the class last .Se]iteml)er and of these twenty-five will receive diplomas from the international .Siin(la Scboul Association at the graduating exercises that are to be held some tinu- in the si rmg. The large and regular attendance, the keen interest shown, ;in(l { k- weltare ot the class in general speak well for the able leadership ol Wm. Krummel. J ' lif r Si vcnly-srvni TBhc Glms " Page Seventy-eight Jeder echte Christ bemucht sich, mit dcii erhacltnissen der christlichen Kirche bekannt zu werden, damit er sehen kann, wie er der Aiisbreitung and dem Gedeihen derselben am besten dienen kann. Er schaut daher das Werk von alien Seiten an, und interessiert sich fuer jede Phase desselben. So muessen insbeson- dere wir Studenten im Prosminar nicht nur die Verhaeltnisse unserer Kirche hierzulande studieren, sondern wir muessen auch auf das Werk unserer Brueder im Heidenlande schaucn und dasselbe soweit es in unsern Kraeften steht, unter- stuetzen und foerdern. Zu diesem Zweck haben wir einen Missionsverein, der diese Zwecke verfolgt. Derselbe steht im gegenwaertigem Schuljahr aus achzig Mitglieder, die alle eifrig bestrebt sind, mit dem Missionswerk bekannt zu werden, und ihr Schertlein zur Unterstuetzungi desselben beizutragen. Jedes jNIitglied bezahlt jaehrl ' ch einen Beitrag von einem und einem halben Dollar. Das auf diese Weise genom- mene Geld darf nur fuer Mission verwandt werden. Ein Teil desselben wird der synodalen Missionsvereinigung geschickt, und fuer den Rest werden von unserm Verein zwei Weisenkinder in Indien unterhalten. Die Ertraege der Sammel- buechsen, die in unsern Sonntagschulen waehrend der Passionszeit aufgestellt sind, benutzen wir auch, um eine kleine Summe fuer das im Rede stehende Werk zusammenzubringen. Auch jedes unserer Studierzimmer enthaelt eine liuechse, deren Inhallt zu Ostern dem Missions-Sekretaer uebersandt wird. ( )b vohl unsere Gaben nicht sehr gross sind, sind sie doch ein lieweiss, dass die Schneler des Proseminars an dem Werke der Mission sehr interessiert sind und den gutcn Willen haben, es zu foerdern. Die Mitfflieder des Vereins versuchen auch, sich die Notwendigcn Kcrmtnissc ueber die Mission anzuschaffen, indem sie fremde Redner einladcn. wtlilu ' ihnen Vortraege iiber die verschiedenen Phasen und Erfolge de-- W ' crkes lia ten ; n-iT- dem sincl sie bestrebt jedes Jahr ein I ' .uch, welches uelier die .Mission ha.idh. u studieren. im cben vergangenen Jahrc slanden uns alU ' nlinL s nui- winige Abende ofifen, fremde Redner einzuladen. ddcli war es uns vergi n-nnl , die I leri i-n Pastoren Koenig und Weber von C hicago zu hoeren. l ' rsterer s])rach ut ' licr die I ' lii r Srvrnly-nin - OFFICERS OF MISSION SOCIETY R. Stanger, Leader of Mission Class; R. Schmidt, Treasurer: P. Prell. President ; A. Kroehler, " ice-President ; L. Marx, Secretary and Leader of Mis- sion Class : F. Ewald, Financial Secretary ; W. Krummel, Leader of Mission Class ; F. Manrodt, Leader of Mission. Mission in Italien, und letzterer ueber die Diakonie. Beide redeten aus eigener Erfahrung, weshalb das, was sie nns erzaehlten, sehr interessant und lehrreich war. Das Ruch. das wir eingehender studiert haben, war Robert Speere ' s " South American Problems, " Denn da wir in den vergangenen Jahren Buecher ueber die Mission in Africa und Asien gebraucht hatten, gedachten wir diesmal der Heimat naeher zu bleiben und uns mit unseren Nachbaren in Sued-Amerika bekannt zu werden. Fuenf Klassen waren gebildet worden, welche die sehr interessanten und wichtichste Ereign ' sse ueber die Entwicklung des Christentums in jenem Lande kennen lernten. Die Klassen wurden von F. )iIanrodt, V. Krummel, L. Marx, R. Stanger und P. Prell, geleitet. Im Monat November 1916 wurden fuenf Cilieder des ' ereins zu der Kon- ferenz der " Student Vokmteer Movement " von Chicago geschickt. Diese Kon- ferenz fand in Xaperville, 111., statt. Hier erhielten die Delegaten neue Kennt- nisse ueber die Mission und neue Ideen ueber die Art und Weisse, wie dieselbe in den Schulen getrieben werden soil. Die Berichte ueber die Konferenz waren sehr interessant. Wir wollen hoffen, dass die im vergangenen Jahre von unserem X ' erein geleistete Arbeit reiche Fruechte bringe, und dass dere N ' erein in der Zukunft immer intensiver und erfolgreicher arbeiten wird. Eighty I ' lh i ' i.iiihty-i)ii( ' (ttlasB Hnpm The task is done, our aim attained, Our days of toil were not in vain. For now from the field of a golden harvest We ' re ready to reap of wisdom ' s fame. Yes, our hearts were full of vigor When we entered for the fight. Laboring, we now have conquered And we mean to do what ' s right. Often in the hours of sunshine, Clouds have darkened lingering hope, And the sorrow ladened torrents Have caused our courage to fall and droop. But every victory must be bought. And it means true sacrifice. To reach the goal demands an ef¥ort And we too have paid the price. Our dear old Alma Mater Whom we ' ve learned to love so true. Where our knowledge we have gathered, Au revoir we bid to you. And the class of 1917 With its armour coat of steel. Is now ready for the battle With a heart that ' s full of zeal. True we know we ' re just beginning, ( )n the winding uphill road. Where the rough and stony surface Makes it hard to draw the load. Often we mav be discouraged When the struggle proves in vain, But only faithful ever onward, We have learned, is surest gain. ( )h might - success! May you ever With radiance and luster shine. And crown us through life ' s perilous journey When we ' ve made the ui)ward climb. —W. A. Page Eighty-tivo l ii r I-.u lily-tliirf A IBhc Glms iiuatr • — why music was ordained ! Was it not to refresh the mind of man, After his studies or his usual pain? — Taming of the Shrew. Did you ever attend a band concert in a park of a warm spring evening after a hard day ' s work? If you did, you will know what a pleasure it is for the stu- dents to group around their college band on the campus after supper and listen to its lively strains. When the band doesn ' t play, the fellows sing — they must have music. Our Orchestra, Octette, Glee Club, Quartette and our large chorus give selections on special occasions. These " special occasions " occur cjuite fre- cjuently throughout the school year, and the music with them is always excellent. We believe with. Shakespeare, that music was ordained to refresh the mind of man after his studies. Under the capable direction of Prof. C. G. Stanger, all of the students are taught music according to their talent. The curriculum provides for two and one- half years of piano lessons. Tapper ' s Graded Course is used. Pipe organ lessons are free to those who wish to avail themselves of them. In connection with these latter Prof. Stanger gives one hour a week of harmony. Instruction for any instrument can be had at a very low rate. Students are given a splendid oppor- tunity to develop any musical talent they may have. The College Orchestra is under the personal direction of Prof. Stanger, while the Band, the Octette, the Glee Club and the Quartette have student direc- tors. The chorus, which consists of the three upper classes, has its practice hours on the regular schedule, and is, also, under the direction of Prof. Stanger. These various organizations serve on the programs of the Y. M. C. A. banquets, the Schiller Literary Society ' s entertainments and numerous other occasions. And they are often invited out to play or sing at affairs given by churches and church societies in and about Chicago. The chorus gives an annual concert for the benefit of the college athletic association. Several songs and a cantata are ren- dered. At the 75th jubilee celebration of the Synod at Orchestra Hall in Chi- cago, our chorus constituted the basses of the large chorus that sang on that occasion, and which was comprised of the choirs of our most prominent churches of Chicago. Often individual classes have enough talent to form a musical organization of their own. The Juniors of 1916, for instance, had an octette. And even lower classes have quartettes. Some one once said : " All musical people seem to be happy. " We are enjoy- ing ourselves. Page Eighty-four At the beginning of this school year the College Quartette consisted of Seniors alone, — Marshall, Prell, Vogelmann and Hildebrandt. The original pur- pose of this " four " was to be the Senior Class Quartette, but since no other four got together to make up a college quartette, this title was generally conceded them. They sang at most of the entertainments and social affairs of the first semester. And they sang fairly well, too. At the beginning of the second semester, however, a l:)id came from one of Chicago ' s churches to have the College Quartette sing at one of its entertain- ments. Thereupon, Prof. Stanger selected four fellows from the large chorus, one from each voice. Two of these were Seniors, Prell and Hildebrandt, and two were Juniors, Emigholz and Krummel. This four was, then, the official College Quartette. After some practice they opened their career by singing in Chicago and since then they have sung on various occasions. Dir. Irion ' s birth- day celebration, etc. Singing at funerals seems to be their specialty, though. They have already arranged a number of dates for the future. It is hoped that they will do well. Pdf f 1 1(1 Illy- 1 The " Arion, " as the hand is called, is a truly Elmhurst organization ; it has been one of the chief activities of the students for decades past. In fact, it has become an essential factor in the life of the college. It has grown a part of student life as much as have athletic activities. What, for instance, would the baseball nine do in a hard game if they did not have the band to cheer them on? What, again, would the wonderful spring evenings on the campus be without band music to enhance their charm? Then, there are the marches through Elmhurst town. Elmhurst ' s streets are beautiful, and with music and some imagination, they seem fairyland. This, simply to illustrate the powers of enchantment of our band. On Washington ' s ISirthdav they play on the roof of the Administration Building. That ' s our idea of " music in the air. " But on " Seminar Fest " it is, that the band is at the height of its glory. On that day it is all decked out in white trousers and blue coats. In the morning it escorts the crowds from the depot to the college grounds, and in the afternoon it furnishes the music for the services. Some scientist has made the discovery recently, that, listening to music sharpens our other senses. No wonder, then, that we can study best on Friday nights, the band ' s practice nights. After Easter the band practices twice a week. Now we believe that it has something else in view than for practicing for " Seminar Fest " when thev do this ; thev realize that final examinations are coming around soon, they are giving the rest of us two nights a week of good study. There were a large number of Seniors in last year ' s band, so that much raw material had to be used at the beginning of this year to fill the vacancies. The same thing will happen next year ; in fact, happens every year. It is seldom the case that there are no Seniors at all in the band. It was then no small task to build up from raw material, the good band that we now have. And it is decidedly to Director Krummel ' s credit to have accomplished this. He assures us. however, that the new men were exceptionally tractable as well as capable. Occasionally during the rear detachments of the band were sent to assist in the services of different churches in the vicinity of Elmhurst. And on Easter Sunday part of the band accompanies the organ in the services at our own church here in Elmhurst. This year there are seven cornets, three clarinets, four trombones, four altos, two baritones, two basses and three drums in the band. Paijr F.itjiity-six upper Rozv A. Gernand, Bass R. Kienle, Alto A. Stoerker, Alto W. Krummel, Director R. Richter, Alto F. Ewald. Alto H. Seybokl, Bass Not on Picture P. Frohne, Bass W. Emic holz. Alto C. Kimball. Ilaritone .Middle Roiv E. Lehman, Clarinet A. Koelling, Baritone R. Abele, Cornet R. Bierbaum, Cornet H. Totzke, Cornet Fl. Peters, Cornet W. Mohri, Cornet W. Paschen. Cornet Loiver Roiv, Standing E. Koch, Trombone E. Paetzold, Clarinet C. Kindt, Drum FF Decker, Clarinet E. Kowitz, Picciili) Lower Row. Sitting ] Schmidt, Tromlxine A. o. ' elsani;, I " ronilionr Kitterer. I irum 1 rii )n, I )nim . Apil 7, ' l " n niihi mr r. Sclilundl, ' l ' r( ml)( )nc I ' lii r I: n lily-sf-vi ii During the year of 1915-1916 the College Octette consisted of members from the three upper classes. At the same time, however, the Juniors had an octette of their own. This year, therefore, the new members of the cohege octette were chosen from the experienced fellows of that organization, so the octette re- tained the previous year ' s standard. During the course of the first semester, all those fellows of the octette who had belonged to last year ' s, dropped out for vari- ous reasons. As these left the other members of the last year ' s Junior octette were again taken in. Now the college octette consists entirely of Seniors, it is at the same time the Senior Class Octette. It has been doing excellent work at all the social aft " airs of the year, but re- cently Director T. Langhorst was put under a six weeks ' quarantine, so that the octette will not be able to practice for that length of time. They have been asked to play at the Easter Monday celebration of the Salem Church of Chicago, how- ever, and are hoping to have their director with them in time to practice for that event. They will also take an important part in the Senior Class day celebration. ge Eiglity-eight P(if ' l.u hly-ninr The Orpheus Glee Lliib, aUhough often thought of as a minor organization, is really a most important one, inasmuch as it furnishes entertainment for all the other organizations. Whenever a program is arranged by one or other of the societies, the Glee Club is always called upon to furnish the vocal music. It fur- nishes good music, too. As is the case with all such organizations, it lost a number of its best singers with the departure of the Seniors last June. It is a difficult task to find suitable new memlaers every year. And naturally, at the beginning of each year the Glee Club is not as good as toward the end. It takes some time and a good deal of practice to break in new singers. T. Langhorst was chosen director of the Glee Club when school opened in September, and he was making considerable progress with his singers, when he was forced to resign on account of having too much work as musical director on the Annual staff. Krummel was chosen in his place, and after becoming accus- tomed to the work, he has now again brought the standard of the Glee Club up to its last year ' s mark. The members are: Director, Krummel: first tenors, Geske, Paschen, Eniighoiz, Marx ; second tenors, Prell, Koelling, Kuhlmann, Keller : first basses. " ogelmann, Schroedel, Blaufuss, Decker, second bases, Hildebrandt, Pres., Frohne, Apitz, Richter. Those marked were taken in after the picture was taken. I m upper Rozv C. Vogelmann R. Richter W. Krummel P. Frohne C. Kuhlmann A. Koellin.G; P. Prell Lcnvcr Rozv W. Geske W. Emigholz W. Paschen T. Langhorst G. Hiidebrandt M. Patberg E. Keller L. Afarx yuijc . inily The College orchestra has been in existence for a long nnm1)er of years. As there is always a great deal of musical talent among the Elmhurst students, it has been possible to assemble an orchestra every year. This year it consisted of seven- teen pieces. It is, of course, directed by Prof. Stanger. The first public appearance of the orchestra this year was at the annual Ath- letic Association play, given on Thanksgiving evening, at Gloss Hall in Elmhurst. At the annual Spring Concert also, it takes an important place on the program. During the past year it has practiced strenuously for this year ' s concert. Some of the selections to be played are, " Rheinfel Overture, " Gruenwald ; " Mosaic Overture, " Robinson ; " Liebesfreud, " Kreisler. The members are: First violins, R. Apitz, W. Krummel, H. Crusius. P. Richey, T. Marshall ; second violins, C. Showalter, W. Dallmann, A. Kroehler ; viola, Idecker ; ' cello, P. Schmidt ; bass violin, R. Stanger : clarinets, E. Lehmann, W. Meyer ; cornets, W. Paschen, W. Mohri ; trombone, A. A ' ogelsang : piano, T. T anghorst. Ninety-iiLo H. Crusiiis, Violin A. fdcckcr, A ' iolin W. Moliri, Cornet Iv. Staiii cr, liass iol ' Krummel, Violin Prof. Stan, er, Director P. Ricliey, X ' iolin W. Dallmann, X ' iolin W. Paschen, Cornet E. Lehniann, Clarinet R. Apitz, X ' iolin A. Kroehler, X ' iolin T. Alarsliall, X ' iolin A. ' ooelsan.t;-, Trombone P. Schmidt, Cello W. Schowalter, iolin Th. l.an!4hor-.t, i ' iano I ' (It 1- uii ly-lln (• A. A. EE ITS GOAL— WAYS AND MEANS OF OBTAINING IT. The Alumni Association of Elmhurst and Eden has set itself a high and worthy aim : to work towards an education in our church of a generation of evan- gelical theologians who thoroughly understand the religious situation in our own country, but who at the same time have a profound knowledge of German the- ology so that they are enabled not merely efficiently to serve our own congrega- tions which are at the present time in a period of transformation, but also capable to interpret to American Christianit - the deeply sj iritual conception of the Gospel found in the old Fatherland, and to fill more adequateh- in the religious life of the nation the position due our church and its lofty principle of L ' nion. To accomplish this aim it is necessary in the first place to lift the standard of our educational institutions. This means that Elmhurst must eventually become a first class college granting the degree of A. B. to its graduates. It also includes the enlarging of the scope of Eden. What we need here is not so much a rear- rangement of its present curriculum, as a post graduate department in which those specially gifted could continue their studies and by which interest in the progress of religious thought is kept alive among those who have gone out into the ministr} through the means of summer school, extension work, and correspondence. These improvements would necessitate the addition of a number of professors at both places. It is self-evident that the Alumni Association could never accomplish this end by itself, Init it may exert its influence to such a degree that gradually ways and means will be seen that will lead to success. It will be especialU- necessary to raise funds the interest (.f which is to l)e applied toward the engagement of special Ptii c Nlnely-four lecturers for our institutions and toward offering an opportunity to those who wish to continue tlieir studies in an American or German university, yet find themselves financiallv unable to do so. Just as great as its duty is toward the future generations of evangelical theo- logians is its obligation toward those wdio are in the actual work of the ministry, many of whom did not enjoy the advantages offered at the present time in our institutions. To help these men the association is endeavoring in addition to the above mentioned means : 1. To call attention to the most valuable of recent books by short reviews of them in the Keryx, taking in consideration the needs of our men. 2. To found a traveling library so that those unable to bu}- the books rec- ommended may have the opportunity to read them. 3. To help the brethren here and there in ways suggested by them : i. e., as far as it is possible to do so. It may be safely said that due to the agitation of the association renewed interest in the welfare of our work has been manifested in all lines mentioned above. It may seem that in view of our ideal, comparatively little has been accom- plished so far. But we must not grow discouraged, even if our progress be but slow. Pertinacitv, with God ' s hel]), will in the end bring us to the accomplish- ment of our endeavors. G. Nussmann, Sec. OFFICERS OF THE A. A. E. E. S. D. Press Prrsidrnt S. A. John J-icc-Prcsulciif G. Xussmann Sccrclary H. H. Hosto Treasurer Two hundred and eighty-two young men have graduated from b.lmli the last ten vears, and the fruits gathered by these graduates are many lM ll(nving are the number of graduates each year: rsl m ideed. •07 22 •!() 24 ' 13 29 •08 22 -11 20 -14 29 W 29 ' 12 40 ' 15 M •16 M) Pii i ' . niily Page N ineiy-six I£lntl|«r0t i umm r ©raining i rlfnnl for S un aH rl onl Sl arli rs nnh ©ffirrra During the ten days in July of each year, the beautiful Elmhurst College grounds could welcome no happier group of people than is brought there by the Training School for Sunday School Workers. Bring to this same place, which col- lege boys inhabit from September until June, 250 Sunday School workers, full of ambition and life, alive to God ' s call to service, with consecrated men and women to train them, and you have the ELMHURST SUMMER TRAINING SCHOOL. • ■ One of the greatest problems which confronts the local churcli today is that of trained teachers and leaders in the Sunday School. It is an increasing prob- lem because of the wonderfully growing recognition of the opportunity and duty of Sunday School teaching. The pastors and Sundav School superintendents are few who are not looking for more and better teachers. Recognizing this need for trained Sunday School workers and to meet this constantly increasing demand for efficient teachers, the Board of Sunday Schools of our Church has founded the Elmhurst Summer Training School for Sunday School workers. THE FACULTY The faculty of the school is excepti(inally strong. Leading men of mir Church and prominent Sunday Schonl men of this country arc broughl to the school. Only men who are specialists in their work are secured a instructors. I ' lii r S luily-fc-vi-n THREE-YEAR COURSE The work is planned for cycles of three years each, the program arranged so that the students may enter during any one of the three years and complete their course and receive the diploma after three, if possible, consecutive years of work. THE PROGRAM Lectures on all phases of Sunday School work. Bible study, child study, art of teaching, Sundav School history and management, specialization in Ele- mentary, Secondary, Adult and Administration work. RECREATION Organized plav activities each afternoon. Such things are taught in play, work and leadership which can be easily reproduced in the home Sunday School. WHO MAY ATTEND Anv person mav enroll who is over sixteen years of age and who is vitally interested in the work which this school otTers. COME AND SEE To appreciate what the school really is, one must attend. Some one has callefl the ten days of the Summer School " A Fore-taste of Heaven. " EXPENSES A registration fee of $4.00 is charged. This is to cover the actual expenses of the school. Room and board of the school cost $10.00. TO YOU Who have never been at Elmhurst, who have never spent ten days at the Summer School, but who seek a greater vision and Ijetter training for larger service, we extend a cordial invitation. » All persons wishing to attend the school are expected to register in advance. Write to the address below for a reservation card. We are having students register all through the } ear. Vor further information send to ■ THE BOARD OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS 1716 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, Mo. I F(ujc Kineiy-cujlil ACT LIKE A GENTLEMAN StommeL — " Ed like to bum out tonight, how will I disguise myself so tliat they don ' t recognize me? " Klein : — " Act like a gentleman. " Bloesch: — " How about paying me those $5.00 you owe me, Bird? " Vogelsang: — " Ell pay you when we ' re alone. " Bloesch: — " I am alone now. " Vogelsang: — " Nope, Em with you. " If Adam ' d Showalter Hardl ' s Young Nies, would Herb ISloesch? DER WERT ]WS W AS.ShTR.S Geske in e.xtemjio ' ortrag: — " Wcnn es nicht Uut W a, er gewe en waer, haette Columbus nicht America enldeckt. " Horst coming in thr he(h-ooni al 11 :. 0 : — " lb Louie, b ibdn ' i on Icaw the window closed till I weni to bed, il ])ulL in luTc so. " Dallmann: — " Biil and I made a hundred in the English test. " Irion: — " How did you do it? " ! ' Dallmann : — " Together. " I ' lii r iiK ly-nni LIGHT OCCUPATIONS Looking for Adam in Eden (Seminary). Watching a cigar butt. Looking for the book of Ruth in the New Testament. Leaning on the Ehn ' s Staff. Looking for a Greek verb in a Latin Lexicon. Figuring out the Ijatting average of the Ijasses of the Orpheus. Looking for the point in A ' ogehnann ' s logic. Looking for Walhe Geske the first fkiv of school after vacation. Challenging the statue of David in the lil rarv to a sling shot duel. Doc Ott in the laboratory trying to find a molecule. Looking for a ten on your Zeugniss. Looking for Stommel in the classroom at the beginning of a recitation Looking for an Xenophon pony the night before the test. Reading the Elmhurst College menu. Searching for a girl ' s dormitory at Elmhurst College. THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPEN Seniors making a mistake. Elmhurst eleven challenging Yale. Juniors winning a basketball game. Winning a track meet with " Fat " Kindt as the dasher. Koehler singing an American hymn. Ministers answering promptly and ordering an Annual. Certain fellows pac ing their bills. Pie on Saturday. P)ird passing a Greek test. Zeyher with a girl. , Klein making a class in one year. A student coming home before the last train. Everybody up by seven o ' clock. TO THE FRONT War in the English hour in the back of the room. As a result Irion and Schneider are called to the front and immediately get into a row — (the front one). IN ENGLISH LITERATURE Prof: — " Crucius, what is political economy? " Crusius : — " Getting the most numl)er of votes for the least money. " . IN HARMONY Prof, explaining the sharps and flats: — " When you see a sharp in front of a note, the note is sharped for the entire bar. If, however, the natural sign is set in the same bar, this note is naturalized. " Emigholz : — " Professor, can it vote? " SOUND Hill ] Ieyer in orchestra practice: — " Professor, this doesn ' t sound right Ut my ear. " Krummel : — " Get another ear. " ALWAYS IN HIS TEEXS Marshall: — " Say, fellows. Canteen can never grow old. " ' Zeyher: — " Why not? " Marshall : — " He will alwavs remain in his Teens. " ' I I A NEW TRAXSLATK ) In irgil, h ser reads: — " ln i;i hi--tra, " anil iranshitis, " lie came in . ' i d.irk light. " Ptu r Our Iniiidii J oiii ' WHAT THE SENIORS HOPE FOR Elmhurst to be co-educational. A Junior-Senior banquet. That the Junior.s will put out an annual. To attend the Elmhurst Summer School some time. To get married. To leave an impression. To find an older set of students at E ' mhurst in the future. That " Lchrprobe " will be abolished. That elocution will be given at Elmhurst College. That a new " Houseordnung " will be put out. That Prof. Schmale will have a new method of grading next vear. DO " OU REMEMBER Harry Hein in knee pants ? The day Hardt Ijrought his brother along? When Elmhurst won the intercollegiate championship of the west ? Plow you loved to go to the woods on a beautiful Sundav morning The night of Hallowe ' en ? The day vou were caught in a lie at headquarters? Any of the " Geschichte " you oxed three vears ago? How slow the other fellow was when he first came to Elmhurst? Pjiffe One liundied Hvo At ti}t (ttlnsr of a f rf rt ian By EWALD PLASSMANN " HE big clock had just struck seven-thirty, when Frank Schadney opened £ (r the door of his room and stepped into the large sitting room of the Schadney home. Mr. and Mrs. Schadney were sitting in the comfortable twin rockers, scanning the evening papers, as Frank appeared. " Well, father, it ' s most time to go, or I won ' t be able to get ready. " " Yes, Frank, it is time to start, " agreed his father. " Shall I drive up in front, and will you be ready when I signal? " asked Frank. " Xo, Frank. It is almost too early fur mother and me to go. Just take your own car and go ahead. James will drive us. You will tell him to be at the front door by 8:15, please. " " All right, " said Frank, as he took up his hat and made for the garage, h iuvl- ing his Cadillac roadster, he stepped in, and after giving James the order to be at the front door by 8:15, drove off, leaving James to close the garage doors. A ten-minute drive through the congested city streets brought him to the audi- torium, where the graduating exercises of the Halliday Universit - were to take place. Entering the building, he was quickly upstairs. Most of his gay class- mates were already assembled. " Hello, Schad, " and a tiny hand, belonging to Helen Ciordon, the nii st envied girl in the school because of her sweet and winning w;i s, sli])pe(l into his. " Why, " l almost thought you ' d never get here, " with the sparkle of her dark brown eyes which made all the boys admire her. " So you really missed me? Sounds good to hear you say so, (iordic, told her with a slight shift of his eyes, bringing them to Inok- directlx in sparkling brown ones of hers. " Fm glad you ' re here. 1 thuuglil pmbably (iu were nervou-- because i your valedictory speech. " " I understand. You ' re the one that ' s nervon yourself, — ([uite a compliment — but what better in vour speech than 1 will in mine, " Quit your flattery, Schad. Ma l e I Wish you the Ijest ever, — hear? " " Thanks, Helen. Can ' t help hut pull well, too. " •auk In ise ' uu ;ire jud are ( ni ' ( in ' ing ahi lUl : ' m sure. " but — here ' s to vou me ■ u ' ll .lo ner ' i lU hrtiU " !! all riuhl now II, ,p Schad ' , , ,■ On,- IliniJnJ live Page One hundred six " Thank you, Frank, but tliere ' s the bell. We must get ready. Bye-bye, Schad. See you later, huh? " and she gave his hand a little squeeze as she hur- ried away. " Surely, Gordie. Bye-bye. " Frank and Helen had been sweethearts for the last two years at the univer- sity, and now as he watched the gay. lithesome form lightly skipping to her dressing room, he felt a surge of manliness well up within him. With a very good position open to him, he was now ready to support a wife, and thinking thus, he entered his dressing room. There still remained half an hour until the pro- gram would begin. Frank ' s mind was whirling wildly. One minute he thought of his speech, then of Helen. But why should he worry? She and he would both come out all right. So thinking, he opened the door and entered the rehearsal hall, from where they were to go onto the stage. He and Helen, holding ' first and ' second honors of the graduating class, marched side by side, and were given the seats of honor. The program was begun with a short speech by the President, after which the class history was read. Helen ' s speech came next and last Frank ' s. All passed well; and after the program, as the crowd thinned out, Frank ' s parents rushed up to him and Helen. " Congratulations, my boy, " came from Frank ' s father, followed by a hand- shake. " From your mother, too, " he heard, and a fond kiss was placed upon his lips. " Thanks to both of you. I wid be home later, " said Frank, as he led Helen from the hall. They stepped into the roadster. In a few minutes they were through the busy downtown district and were speeding along a more quiet boulevanl. The moon, shining upon the lake, reflected its rays upon the two as they drove along. Helen had never seemed so pretty to Frank before. Fie would speak what was on his mind, and that before he left her that very night. Fie turned his automo- bile into the broad driveway of Helen ' s beautiful home, and stop])ed. " Frank, I ' m glad you made good, " and she caressed his gloved hand. " Thank vou, Helen. You helped to make it. I did il all for you, because— " he cleared his throat and then stammered, " because — oh, I wanted you to think it was good. " He felt twitchingly in his vest-pocket. Yes, it was still there. — the liltle diamond he had bought just for her. The short interval of silence was broken by Helen. " You reallv think I helped to make your s])eech a success T " " Not only my s])eech, llelen, but ni - whole career at dear old llal1ida . my whole life since 1 met you. 1 love vou llelen. Will . )U iiiarr ine? " Mis heart thum])e(l, and at the same time the big cathedral clock struck its hrst einme of twelve, lie started, drew her closer, and again made tlu ' sanie ai)i)eal : " Will you marry me " Yes. iM-ank, " and their heads came so close that llie - seemed but ime dark shadow made by the moon-rays against the curt.ain of the r .-idster. it ImuianbluitQ VON M. MANRODT HPHNRICH trat langsam in sein Studierzimmer ein und setzte sich mit verschraenkten Beinen vor sein Pult. Wie geistesabwesend starrte er auf die ungeordnete und bunte Buecberreihe, die liinter dem gruenen Loeschblatte des Schreibtisches aufgestellt war. " Das Zeugniss ist also abgescbickt. Bin docb neugierig, was Vater jetzt sagen wird. " Mit emem energisclien Ruck warf er seinen Kopf zurueck und verzog mit gekuensteUer Ironie den Mund zu einem spoettischen Laecbehi. Waebrend er so mit einem Ausdruck der Ueberlegenheit weiter sann, wurde in WirkHcbkeit sein Herz zerwuehlt von Web und Verzweiflung. Das vorhergebende Jabr batte er wenig studiert und seine Zeugnisse waren dementsprecbend. A user in ] Iatbe- matik, fuer die er ein angeborenes Interesse besasz, grupierten sicb seine Num- mern so eng um die zur V ersetzung notwendige Sieben, dasz der Name Heinricb Matz im folgenden Scbuljabre auf der Liste der aufrueckenden unteren Klasse weiter gefuebrt werden sollte. Als Heinricb dann bei seiner Ankunft zu Hause neben dem freudigen Empfange aucb die geroeteten Augen seiner Mutter und das ernste Gesicbt des Vaters sab, merkte er, dasz die Fakultaet es fuer noetig gefunden liatte, den Eltern von seinen scliwacben Leistungen zu bericbten. Nacb einer xA.usspracIie unter vier Augen wuszte er, dasz diese, ibm jetzt boeclist pein- licbe Tatsacbe seinem Vater scbwer auf dem Herzen lag. Ja, wie er den Blick des ' ' aters batte seben muessen, die Augen in dem scbon weiszlicb gekroenten Ange- sicbt, dessen merklicb bervortretende Zuege mancli derbe Lebenserfahrung und inneren Kampf verrieten, traurig, fast bittend auf ibn gerichtet, da empfand Heinricb tiefc Rcue. Sein seeliscbes Empfinden war so stark erscbuettert. dasz er, vollstaending bilflos, den draengenden Traenenstrom nicbt zurueckbalten konnte. Erst als sein Vater ibm troestende Worte zuspracb und auf die Gelegen- beit binwies, es im folgenden Jabre gut zu macbcn, wurde Heinreicb wieder rubig und verspracb aus vollem Herzen Besserung und mebr Fleisz. Nun .war das erste Semester vorueber. Den ersten Monat war es gut gegan- gen und dann war ' s wieder die alte Leier. " Was wird der ' " ater jetzt sagen " Jetzt, nacbdem icb bocb und beilig versprocben batte, dasz es anders werden sollte. Warum ueberbaupt dieses elende Studium? Gewisz, icb war ja selbst frueber begeistert, einmal auf der Kanzel steben zu koennen und mit Eifer das Evangelium zu predigen. Icb dacbte aucb, icli waere zu diesem Amte berufen. Aber icb kann ' s docb nicbt. ' ater baette das docb laengst einseben sollen. Warum laeszt er mich nicbt etwas anderes werden? Icb will gern arbeiten und Page One liundrcd eight Page One iiindred eight in einem ehrlicheii Handwerke kann man auch Tuechtiges leisten. Xun sieht der Vater, was draus .wird, wenn man zum Studiiim zwingt. " Wieder erschien ihm das Gesicht des Vaters, der traurigbittende Blick und wieder wurde es Heinrich weh im tiefsten Inneren. " Aber ich babe ibm doch erklaert, dasz mir das Studium so schwer faellt, " sucbte er sich zu entschukbgen. " Er gibt docb andern Leuten guten Rat. Er haette docb auch bei mir sehen koennen, dasz meine Wahl ein Irrtnm war, eben nur jugendbcbe Begeisterung. " Das eindringliche Leuten der Eszglocke vor dem Gebaeude des Speisesaals unterbracb weitere Reflexionen des Studenten Heinricb Matz ueber seinen bedauerbcben. aber nicht voeUig unverschukieten Zustand. " Hallo, Matz, bist du noch hier? Ich dachte, deine langen Beine ruhten schon gemuetlich auf ' nem Sitz in Eisenbahn-wagen und gondelten der Heimat zu. " " Ich wollte mal sehen wie ihr die Zeit in den Ferien totschlaegt. " " Menschenskind ! willst du wirklich hier bleiben ? ' Sist ja ganz schoen hier; das ist ja wahr. Wenn ich aber so nahe zu I-Iause waere, wie du, keine zehn Pferde — • " " Meine Mutter ist krank, " unterbracb Heinrich imgeduldig den Studien- genossen. " Sie ist nicht gerade gefaehrlich krank, schrieb mir mein Vater, aber es sind keine Aussichten vorhanden, dasz sie vor den Feiertaken wieder aufstehen kann. Helfen kann ich doch nichts, und an Feiern ist erst recht nicht zu denken. Da ist es denn besser, schrieb mir mein Vater, wenn ich dieses mal hier bliebe. " " Oh natuerlich, wenn die ' erhaeltnisse so sind. Na, es wird schon ganz schoen werden. Hoere mal ! Ich babe schon allerlei Plaene — " Zwei Tage darauf sasz Fleinrich doch auf der Eisenl abn. Fine vorgenoiu- mene Operation hatte das Befinden seiner Mutter bedeutend verbessert und Tante Sophie, welche vorher ganz mit der Pflege in Anspruch genommen war, konnte sich nun wieder mehr um den Flaushalt kuemmern. Wenn auch das Zeugnisz hier und da wie eine dunkle Wolke sein (iemuet uebcrflog, so war unser rield doch in recht froher Stimmung. " Mutter wieder gesund, Wcinachten zu Tlau ' e, die Sonnr lacbl ancli da u ; jetzt bin ich .wieder froh und zufriedcn. " Der Zug fauchtc (ku ' ch weite, matt-leucbtende Schneellacclicn. Oni warnicn Polstersitz gesehen, reizten sie (be I ' baiUasie zu .Mai ' rcbcnliil(k ' rn. Mit lie1)bcben l ' " eengestahcn schwe])te cr (bn-cb (be niiMc W intcrhiU. n ' rt bei dem liauernliofe, (lessen Dach die S(inn( ' bezanlici iid cr : ' il(l(. ' l . lasscn --ic sich nieder und tretcn in (kis Mans ein. In der bnkcn ' xkv slcbt rievigcr, gruener Tannenbaum. In i vv Mittc (k ' licben nnd (n-n( linK ' n . aak ' - enu ' reicbgedcckte, lange Tafel ; zartcs 1 ' ( irzcllan. siU ' - .-du ft(,-n(lc Unsenslr.-ieusze, I ' ru i ' On,- iiiinJfi ' J niiir gewa ' .tige Torten. Gc!l)lichschimmern(ler. dampfender Gaenzebraten wurde auf- i getragen. " Beinahe haette ich die Butterbrote vergessen, die ich mir vom Hausverwalter habe geben lassen. Man wird doch biingrig auf so ' ner Reise. " Heinricb oeft ' nete seine gelblederne Re ' setacbe und nabm ein kleines Pacl et herans. Es war zwar kein Gaenzebraten, aber deni Hiingerigen scbmeckte es docb gut. Die Gedanken wanderten nun nach ?Iause. " Wenn Mutter noch im Bett bleiben musz, dann setzen wir den Baum ein- fach in ihr Zimmer. Das ist so scboen gemuetbcb. Dann sizten wir im trau- kxdien Kreise urn den mildstrahlenden Tannenbauni. Was icb wobl zu W ' eih- nachten kriegen werde? Tante Anna kann auch gut backen. Was Mutter woh ' i zu dem Elmburstkuessen sagen wird. (his icb ibr mitbringe? " Der Zug hatte gebalten. Eine aeltere Dame setzte sicb neben Heinricb auf die Bank. Die Gedanken waren verscbeucbt und Heinricb sab wieder zum Fen- ster binaus. Langsam fubren sie aus dcm klcinen Staedtcben. " Was kuckcn denn d ' e Leute alle? " Eine lange Reibe von Wagen bewegte sicb die Strasze binunter. Vom weg ein groszer scbwarzer Leicbenwagen. Heinricb sclirak zusammen. " Welcb ' traurige Weibnacbten fuer die Famibe ! — Das baette ia aucb meine Mutter sein koennen ! Die Operation baette feblscblagen koennen und dann fuebre icb veideicht nacb Hause. um zu seben, wie sie meine flutter binaustragen. Aber mir ist das Scbwere ersparrt. " " In tiefen Gedanken scbaute Eleinricb vor sicl: bin : " — den Froeb- Hcben Freude, den Traurigen Trost. Icb luusz nicbt, aber icb darf. Herr, icb (kmke dir. dasz icb mitarbeiten darf fuer dein Reicb! " Der Zug fubr in Heinricb ' s Hciniatstaedtcben ein. Die ebrwuertbge Gestalt des Pastor Matz war scbon geraume Zeit auf dem I ' .almliofe zu seben. " Scboen, dasz du nun da bist. Da wird sicb cbe Mutter freuen. Hoere. mein Junge, icb wollte etwas mit dir besprecben waebrend wir nacb Hause geben. Wie icb dein letztes Zevignisz geseben liabe, babe icb es mir einmal ueberlegt. Das Studieren faellt d ' r docb wobl zu scbwer. Was meinst du, wenn du bier bei Unkel Karl ins Gescbae t eintrittst. Es war zwar immer unser Wunscb. dasz du mir einmal im Amte folgen solltest, aber icb dcnke, wir sollten . ' " " ' ater! Icb babe es mir aucb ueberlegt. Icb moecbte dicb aber bitten, lass micb nocb einmal ernstlicb ])robieren. " Und Heinricb Matz wurde ein besserer Student. 1 Pac e One hundred ten Antp Unrtnn " M(Simy.m " For the Elm " s purpose the school year closes on March 31st. Events after April 1st of each year are only touched upon m the annual of the graduating class of that year. The succeeding class takes up these events in detail hi its volume of the Elms. The Class of 1917, therefore, will include the months April, May and June of 1916 in the Calendar, as well as in everv other department of their issue of the Elms ; and hence this article. Events of the school vear ' 15-T6, and conditions at Elmhurst during- that o period were sufficiently and capably represented in the 1916 volume. A general review, however, of the significance of these events will, we believe, conduce to a better understanding of the corresponding events and conditions during T6-T7. T3- ' 16 was an active year; active in every phase of Elmhurst life. It was characterized chiefly, however, by the spirit of unrest which dom- ' nated life at Elmhurst to a very great extent. Thinking minds have attributed this spirit to the general spirit of unrest prevalent in the entire universe at this time, and to thinking minds we leave this ])roblem. Dramatics received a boost, through the interest shown by the dift ' erent Eiterary Societies, which reached its clima.x in the Senior play, decidedly the best play of the year. Literarv work was carried on activel} ' all through the year by the upper classes. Several literarv clubs were formed. Athletics were a success during the football and basketball seasons, but in the spring the interest waned. The social program for the vear was delightful. The Y. jM. C. a. tried its best. Interest in mission work was somewhat la.x. Class work was normal. The months of A]iril, ]May and June of 1016 formed a sort of " Capping Climax " to the school year. The peculiar property of everv phase of life at Elmhurst. whether good or l:)ad, was most intensified in these last three months. Of course with the advent of spring had come the usual accompanving s ' mptoms of the various " spring diseases. " Among these " Spring Fever " was the most epidemic. The cause of this is, perhaps, the extremel - contagious nature of the disease — a trul ' jisychical contagion. Don ' t blame us I It ' s a disease ; and no one is immune from deadl} ' germs! Almost as universal was tlie jiropensity for stag ing in bed late of mornings. This mahuU- is more or less a chronic dis- ease, as there is evidence of it throughout the year. Hut in the spring time it becomes virulent. What with the terrible ])lague of such diseases and the irre- sistible call (.f l)ud(ling nature, it took an almost superhuman eftort on our part to " buckle down " to preparations for the " finals. " I hit somehow the " deep sea " of the final examinat ' o ns is always move easilv passed than expected. Elmhurst " pep " shows true blue in studies as well as in sports. .A,nd a happy close is made. Mutual satisfaction between the facult ' and the students is the result. Pafff One hundred t-xcel-vc It was on the sixth of June. The morning broke clear and bright, as every- body had hoped it would. At six o ' clock the decorators began decking out the buildings with flags and bunting. A big " Welcome " sign was hung over the entrance to the grounds. The stands were cleared for action. Soon wagons loaded side-board high with cases of ginger ale, pop, and various other kinds of soft drinks came rumlDling in to unload. Next came the ice cream, candy, Krak-R-Jak, cigars and what else all belongs to the confectioner ' s stand. By this time all of the students were up and about. They flitted and flew, hurried and scurried, from building to building, all excitement. . t nine o ' clock everything was ready for the arrival of the pleasure-seekers. The band lined up along the driveway ready to march to the depot to escort the first trainload of people to the college grounds. At a sign from the leader the drums rolled and the little column in white trousers, white hats and blue coats started. By ten o ' clock they had bn.ught back a crowd that flooded the campus — the Festival was under way. Crowds continued arriving at intervals until one o ' clock. The campus, usually so quiet and green, now hummed and Iju ' - zed witli the noise of a multi- tude. You have been in a crowd — several thousand people " crowded " hc x-. The dining halls were filled. Waiters were rushed. Croups swarmed through tlie buildings. The lawns became littered with cm])ty K ' rak-iv-Jak boxes, paper, and all manner of refuse. During services, however, the crowds on the campus diinned and gathered under the tents put u]) for that purpose. After services, veritable armies flocked to the neiglil)ornig fields to gather daisies and violets. So the afternoon ])assed and then supper was served. At seven the " s]:iecial " returned to Chicago. At half past six swarm started on their wav down the streets to the dri)oi. .S()(]n the cam])U.s was deserted, exce])! for llie little forlorn groups of twos and threi ' s of lud .■nt M|ualling on ihe paper strewn grass under tlie elms. Tlvj usual peace was re- tored. The annu.al Sem- inary Festival was over. I ' lir i- One IninJii J Ihii lj m iJH}t iuntnr S ' rmor lani|UFt It is customary at Elmhiirst for the Juniors to accord the departing Seniors 4j a farewell banquet. This banquet is exclusively Junior-Senior. Every year the ' ' i Juniors work for months on the preparations for this occasion. It is the one I ' j " grand event " in the life of a Junior and also of a Senior. Excellent talks, toasts I i and musical selections are furnished. The hall is decorated and the menu pre- I ' j pared. No, the Juniors don ' t do the cooking themselves ; that is tended to in the College Kitchen. All in all, the banquet is the grandest event of the whole year. The banquet given in honor of the Class of 1016, last June 9th, was the most I elaborate affair of its kind in the entire history of Elmhurst. The Class of 1917, 1 then the Juniors, determined to put their utmost ability, talent and good-fellow- Ij ship into their banquet. The hall was divided into separate rooms by walls of I j crepe paper of blue and orang;e, maroon and green, the colors of the two classes. I ' In the center of the hall was the banquet hall proper, with a beautifully decorated ' stage at one end and the Toastmaster ' s Throne at the other. On both sides of i ■ this hall were smaller smoking rooms. A hallway led from the entrance to the ; banquet hall. The orchestra was hidden behind a screen of crepe. The entire arrangement was a work of art. PROGRAM . ' 1 Welcome P. Prell Progression is the March of Intellect J. Kaney Freshmen Impressions (sketch) C. Dippel Ihre Einzelheiten A. Schneider Eife P. Canteen Woman and the Cohege Boy (dialogue) C. Dippel Farewell F. Schaeier MENU Tomato Bouillon Wafers Chicken Mashed Potatoes Corn Celery Bread and Butter Fruit Salad Reception Flakes ' - Ice Cream Angel Food Coffee MIDNIGHT LUNCH Strawberry Short Cake Orangeade l ii f Our litindrcJ fourteen 1 — Y. M. C. A. inauguration banquet. 4 — The first practice of the 1917 class Octette. Every member makes a brave stab at playing. Results are rather dubious, however. 9 — Octette gives us a demonstration at 1917 club meeting. 15 — Wendell Philipps victors in the first baseball game, 6-2. Rut it was the first one ! 16 — The rUififalo churches donate 20 dozen, pieces of silverware which arc today used for the first time. We thank you, Buffalo churches ! 17 — Memorial services for the death of Ferdinand Trabandt. 19-23 — One continuous round of bliss. Easter vacation. 28 — The annual spring concert. Most of the Juniors and Seniors arrive in " pairs. " 29 — Elmhurst runs awa - with Austin at the rate of 12-v3. ,30 — A number of the students attend the Deaconess concert in C ' hic.-igo. I I I ii I I ' lii c (Jill- liuiidii J jijlirii I Hag 8- 9- 12- 13- 14- 16- 17- 18- 20- 21- 22- 23- 24- 25- 27- 29- 30- 31- -Several of the Profs attend a pastoral conference and sacrifice the hours to our " sorrow. " -The band ' s only rival, the college " Kater, " " is mercifully executed. -The band gives first open air concert of the season. -Elmhurst swamps Austin in a track meet. Score 80 to 42. Koehler sets a new college record in the 100 ard dash and A. Egli in the broad jump. Ehnhurst loses in a close game of basel all 3-5 against I.ovola University. -All prepare for the freeday. -The Middlers go to the woods and have their first annual tea party. -Rev. Maurer from Montana pa}-s us a visit. -The track meet with Wheaton and also the baseball game is called oft " on account of rain. -Monthly Y. M. C. A. meeting. -Copy of the " 1916 Elms ' " arrives. -Skinny Irion adds a crow to his menagerie. -The " 1916 Annuals " arrive. -Elmhurst College defeats the Elmhurst Y. M. C. A. in baseball. 8-5. -Freslimen get a free ride in a blanket. -The preliminaries of the tennis tournament are being played. -Prof. Stanger goes to St. Louis to attend the funeral of Prof. Uracndli. -Campus gets its first haircut. -We had a hard time with old Livy in Yo. 1. -Evanston vs. Elmhurst. Let ' s not talk about it. ■ . -Nothing doing. -Game with town team, score 14-3. ' Nuft ' sed. -Several interclass games are played off. Pni r One liiiiidicd six eeii 1 — Last freeday of the school year. 2 — Juniors wallop the Freshies, 19-5. 3 — Many go to see Preparedness Parade in Chicago. 4 — Annual Seminarfest. 5 — Beginning of the annual ■ ' Ueign of Terror. " A hasty review of the year ' s work. 6 — Seniors burn Mike " Dielitz " after the final test. 7 — " Exams " rage among our ranks. 9 — Junior-Senior banquet. 10 — " Jiggers " couldn ' t find a soul in bed for once. 11 — Baccalaureate service in the evening. Dr. Irion ' s t()])ic is " Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. " 12 — Class day, also packing day. 13 — " Idome, Sweet Home, " the last number of the program. I ' lit i Our iintilicil srvrnt 12 — Several Freshmen make their appearance. 13 — Opening services by Prof. Bauer. 14 — Class o f 1917 grabs tlie reins. Hours begin. First football practice. 15 — Freshmen are searcliing for pennant stretchers. Our first " ' ortrag " ' hour. 16 — The first football game of the season with Harrison Tech. We win, 3-2. Middlers organize. 17 — Freshmen ' s only topic of conversation, " ITome, Sweet Home. " 18 — New members added to Orpheus Glee Club. " Hank " Hardt tries out for football. 19 — Krummel calls the band members for a meeting. First ( )rplieus practice. 21 — A number of Fresiimen are unwillingly given a cold air bath at 5:30 a. m. 22 — Mass meeting and yell practice. 23 — Idecker actually passed a fellow without saying " Flello. " Tildin returns home beaten 5-3. 24 — A fine Sunday evening. Prell finds a number of fellows missing. 25 — " Mice " has " Lehrprobe, " but the kids fail to see his point. 26 — Juniors choose their class rings. 27 — Tnniors disagree on their class rings. 28 — Xenophon again appears. Real butter fol supper. 30— Oak Park lost, 2-1, in soccer. ' One hundred eiqhteen 1 — John Kaney at the hehn for October. 2 Hardt, Jr., resolves to stop playing football until next prmg. 3— Dr. Irion goes to St. Louis. The Seniors reign bravely. 5 Dr. Irion returns just in time for the Senior " Biblekunde " hour. (Such promptness!) Athletic Board of Directors organize two rooters " clubs. 6 — Stommel actually comes to an hour on time. 8— Many go to the Sunday School convention at Chicago. 9 Seniors decide to have their pictures taken by Heinemann. 10— The football eleven has a three hour grind. Both the hide and the team were completely booted out. 11 — The Committee arrives on official Inisiness. 12 Prof. Brodt starts the evil work — we have a Literature test. 13 Exodus of the Seniors to Chicago to have their pictures taken. Mn-aculously, things went well in spite of their absence. 14 The Middlers were all smiles when they started with a lead of two pouits but their enthusiasm was short-lived : 7-2 in the Seniors ' favor. 15 Dr. Irion goes to Indiana. Prof. Schmale finds six too man - and three too few in many a study room. 17 — juniors elect their Annual StaiT. . , • , 18— A streak of yellow shows itself in the Middlers— they receive their class sweaters. 19 Free day. The Freshmen finally realize that they, too, must write com- positions. 21 Dr. Irion gives a stereopticon lecture on Dante ' s " Inferno. " 23 Rev. Balzer gives us a fine talk in cha]iel. 24— Rain. The football practice closely resenil)les a water i)olo game. 25 — We get real butter again ! ?7 Kitterer goes to Chicago to see T. R. arrn ' e and they don t e en meet. 28— A shortage of hair for plaster. Certain Seniors are " cMmering " it (.n Ihcir upper hp. 29 Birth and death of the So] )]i mn )ri ' (|uanctte. 30 Mr Heinemann comes out to take pictures for [he I ' .lnis. 31 Hailowe ' en. Tlie Y. M. C. A. gives a program. ' I1k ' nighl walchmeii are very much on the job. 1 — Edwin Irion at the wheel for Novemher. The contract for the annual s ' gnecl. A thousand dollar cargo of " spuds " arrive. 3 — " Inkey Sneeze " Reh favors us with a visit. I lis motives for making the trip from St. Louis are not clear. 4 — Ralph Schmidt makes some famous, frantic, but futile political stump speeches. 5 — A large number migrate to the Reformation festival in Chicago. 6 — Stommel and Crusius finally run down the thieves of their bicvcles with tiie help of the best detective service and legal talent in America. 7 — Political enthusiasts sta} ' up to receive election return.s. They say it doesn ' t pay. 8 — The election ! Oh, the pie that hangs in the balance ! 0 — The Committee is here. AVe wonder whv so often. 10 — Wilson elected. 11 — Hughes elected. 12 — Wilson elected. 13 — Oh, the snow, the beautiful snow — the first of the season! 14 — Freeday, half holiday, compo day — just as you please. 17 — Seniors get their photos from the photographers. 19 — ITorst has a vicious toothache. Gol Swiggie. 20 — Monday morning. The Middlers vouch for the fact that two in their class were actually prepared. 21 — Prof. Bauer announces that he contemplates tests. ( ) Temporal O Mores! 24 — Delegates leave for the miss ' on conference at Naperville. 25 — Elocution contest given by the Schiller Society. Geske grabs the medal. 26 — Sunday. As usual Kimbal, Meyer and Schaelfer have their weekly pictures taken. 27 — The Seniors bid Cicero a final farewell. Cicero du alter Sport. Wir Icgen dich fucr immer fort, Oft hast du uns viel Much gemacht, )ft haben wir fuer dich gewacht, Jetzt sind wir Dein auf cwig los. Nun sclilaef--t du in der Erde Schoss. 28 — A dress rehearsal of the ]ilay at Gloss hall. 30 — Thanksgiving. Athletic Association gives " The Title Mart. " A full house and an entire success. Patjc One liniidiid txiriily 1 — Ralph Schmidt is Senior seniorum for December. Prof. Stanger has. the toothache and we get out of some hours. Hurrah ! ( Xot meant for the toothache. ) 2 Prof. Ilrodt is in Pennsylvania, where he is called to preach in his son ' s church. Seniors select their class motto. 3 — Chorus sings in church. 4 The results of the census show that not more than fort - will remain here for the Christmas vacation. 5 — The Committee arrives and tells us that we will go home on the fifteenth. 7 We find that Christmas vacation is not the only thing approaching. There are also a number of tests. 8 — The last Sunday before Christmas vacation. 9 — Klein finally decides to take the North- Western train home. 10 — Bill collectors busy. 12 — No history hour on account of the illness of Prof. Arlt. 14 — Mr. Underbill declaims " David Copperfield. " 15 — The beginning of Christmas vacation. A few manifestations of homesick- ness reported among those staying here. 18 — Louie Lammers tries to play the pipe organ for chapel services and succeeds in making every chord a discord. 21 — Rather dry, nothing doing. 23 The chapel gets fixed up with Christmas trimmings. Also a l)ig Christmas tree set up. 24 I ' .ill P.reisacher sets out some cookies for the mice, sa ing lliat even they should have a Merry Christmas. 25 — Merry Christmas ! Services in chapel. 28 Dr. Irion gives a ])arty in the gynmasiuni. Ilajipv l ehoe takes to " l)iscuits " (in spite of the high cost of bread). 31 Refreshments, si)eeclics and musical selections, handed oul in the ihning hall, bel]) to hasten the expiration oi the old ear. Puyc Oik liundiid luriily-iinf January 1 — Happy New Year ! Mandrot is commander-in-chief for this month. The college scrubs again beat a picked town team, 27-18. 2 — Almost all the fellows show up from the vacation, although as usual a goodly number are missing. 3 — It seems pretty hard to get back to study after those two weeks of leisure. 5 — Rev. Repke celebrates the silver anniversary of his wedding. The college choir sings for the occasion. . . 6 — The Seniors get accjuainted with Novem Testamentum. 7 — If it only were June ! 9 — First orchestra practice of the new vear. U — The basketball squad is getting down a fine technique to its game. 12 — The band practice goes rather knock-kneed after having laid off so long. 13 — Wheaton was beaten by Elmhurst by a score of 18-10. Pretty good opener for the season ! 14 — Skinny Irion got crippled in vesterday ' s game and is hobbling around as though he had a nail in his shoe. 15 — The temperature of class room No. 6 was about 20 degrees above zero. Ralph Schmidt claims that it was uncomfortablv cool during the recitation. 16 — Prof. Sorrick goes to a teachers ' convention and consequently we have no math, recitations. 17 — When is a free-dav not a free-day? Ans. : When the first division of Seniors has laboratory that afternoon. Rev. Weisharr, Pres ' dent of the Atlantic Dis- trict, lectures on German literature. 18 — Two carloads of sheep smash up in a small wreck down town — the town is overrun with mutton. 20 — A game of basketball was scheduled with Aurora College but Aurora failed to appear. Cold feet? Dr. Irion gives a stereopticon lecture on the Rhine. 21 — Mr. Hatfield, a Y. M. C. A. speaker, lectures in chapel. 22 — The weekly blue Monday. 23 — Mrs. Irion ' s birthday. The C)rpheus Glee Club serenailes. 24 — The Junior annual stafl: " , after long and serious contemplat-on. finally decides to use black ink in their annual. 25 — The Juniors have a class debate. The outstanding feature of it was the remarkable absence of logic. 27 — Elmhurst wallops Crane Tech. 70-19 in basketball. A ladies ' quartette sings in the evening as a number on the lecture course. 28 — The Orpheus sings for church services in the evening. 29 — The Octette is busv practicing a number of new pieces. 30— The IMiddlers beat ' the Sophs " at basketball. Payc One liundrcd twcnly-tivo 1 fl. 3 3¥- ,n.,.Ki,.., 1 — Dallniann grasps the reins of Seniorship. 2 — The news comes that the U. S. has broken off diplomatic relations with Ger- many. Deutschland ! Deutschland ! 3 — Old Glory is hoisted and all join in a patriotic hymn at breakfast. 4 — The professors enroll us all in a campaign of tests for the week and a large number fail to pass the required examinations. 5 — A Senior team walks awav with the Freshmen in a game of basketball. Score 70-10. 6 — Carl Koehler orders a German flag but is sent the old reliable red, white, and blue instead. Now will he be patriotic? 7 — Someone places an improvised cannon on the campus. We arc prepared for the worst. 8 — Mr. Charles Pfister of Milwaukee sends twenty-five dollars for the EL IS. 10 — Dallman is having a snap of his seniorship. He is occupying the sick room with tonsilitis as his only companion. 11 — The Meyer brothers say good-bye to old E. C. and leave for home. The Seniors and the Middlers clash. . t the end the Seniors were 61 [xiints in the lead. 13 — The representations from the various states have numerous meetings for the purpose of getting up a ]: rogram for Washington ' s birthday. 1-1 — " Mr. " Koehler refuses to rise when a patriotic hymn is sung. 15 — The tests are over for a while, now for a breathing spell. 16 — The student body sings for Oscar Trion and presents Inm with a sninking set. He is about to leave us and his bacheli irhoi )d. 17 — We hear a very interesting lecture on prison reform by Chajjlain nf the Indiana State Penitentiary. Dr. and Mrs. Irion treat us in honor of their son ' s wedding. 18 — A verv ordinary l ' ' eliruar - Sunday. 21 — We all celebrate Dr. Irion ' s sixty-second birthdax. 22 — We all celebrate ' asliington ' s birthdaw Tlu ' principal nuinlicrs in this cele- bration were a ] arade tlirougli town and a . .M . ( ' . A. cntcrtainnienl in the evening. 24 — Four cases of scarlet fever. r)f course rnnior lia il thai we are going lionie tomorrow. 25 — We are (|uarantine l and as a result wc attend church serv ices in our cliapel. 26 — The So])lis conu ' uncom fortalih- close (for the Seir ' ors ) to winning in l)as- ketball. .Score 38-35. 27 — Langhorst is indiscreet (.■nongli to gel llie scarlet. 28 — Still penned up. It ' s tough. I ' tii i ' Our liuiidi rJ IXL ' i- iily-l hi re 1 — Walter Ott is the man of the month. 2 — The first signs of a new epidemic appear — the baseball fever. So far about twenty affected. 3 The (|uarantine is lifted, wliat a relief! The first and second team play soccer. 4 — We have church services in our chapel instead of going to church. 6 — Every one is convinced that spring is actually coming. 7 — The Seniors are persecuted with another test in civic government. 8 — We are again threatenel with quarantine. 9— The baseball field is now the most popular of all hangouts. 10 — A game scheduled with Wheaton had to be called off on account of the scarlet fever. 11 — A very, very dry Sunday. 12 — Halhnan is taken to the hospital, where he is operated on for appendicitis. 13 — Lammers and Paschen are freed from isolation in the sick room. They both get a haircut. 14 — The tests again. 1. — The Committee comes another time. The new gardener appears. 16 — March freeday. 17 — Saturday and nothing doing — no game of anv kind. 18 — New Y. M. C. A. officers are elected. 19 — A favorite topic of conversation is possibility that the summer vacation w dl begin earlier than usual. Hurrah for the IT. C. L. 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Nifty clothes for Men and Young Men. Direct from cur factory to you. No retailer ' s profit. Fifty years on Madison Street Your inspection invited KING ' S EXCLUSIVE CLOTHES SHOP Established 1867 . Oppo.site Hotel La Salle I ' lii i Our liiiiiJti J lliiity-fi THE STUDENTS who studies the CLOTHES QUESTION will give preference to cur SUITS AND TOP COATS at ' 115— -lis— 120— 125 Open an account — you need not pay all in thirty days 6 So. State St. 2nd — 3rd — 4th floors GEO. KILGE SON Builders of High Grade PIPE ORGANS 3817-3827 Laclede Avenue ST. LOUIS, MO. One of the largest and best equipped plants in the country. Over 200 Organs in St. Louis, Churches and 2,000 others in all parts of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Correspondence solicited. Lenses fitted to your eyes by us into SHELLTEX Spectacles and Eye-glasses Give comfort and satisfaction WATRY HEIDKAMP Opticians Kodakis aud Supplies TWO STORES 11 W. Randolph St. 12 S. Wabash Ave. CHICAGO The Elmhurst Press II. Beetlestoxe, Editor aud Mgr. Phones 9 or 290-J A weekly newspaper published every Friday afternoou, goes into I he iKinies of all the up-to-date peojile of this vicinity. DISPLAY ADVEETISING ON APPLICATION ye are always ready to helj) pliui for advertising or quote you jirices on any kind of printing. Our liundrrd ihiriy-six Get our special price on Your Complete Annual Hammersmith- Kortmeyer Co. Engravers - Printers Largest Publishers of High Quality I Complete College Annuals I in the United States | Milwaukee, - Wis. - iiiPiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiM Ptu r Our huiiJn J I liirly-srvrn Starck Pianos and Starck Player Pianos Starck Pianos measure up to every musical standard — they are just as good as it is possible to build and their excellence is guaranteed by one of the strongest piano manufacturing concerns in America. Tone quality — touch — beauty of design — durability — are united to make a perfect piano. " Starck Pianos exclusively, are used in Elmhurst College and are giving splendid satisfaction. " — D. Irioiv, Director. P. A, Starck Piano Co., Manufacturers 210-212 So. Wabash Ave. . CHICAGO Page Une liundrrJ tlnrty-ciylit DR. L. C. MASON DENTIST Phone 36 ■ Mahler Bldg. Hours— 9-12 1:30-5 ELMHURST, ILL. A. KRUSE GKOGEEY AND MARKET Telephone 20 VEGETABLES AND FRUITS 135 So. York St. ELMHURST, ILL. We want your trade solely upon the merits of our goods D. H. BEHRENS Shoe Eepairiiig Handwork 127 N. York St. ELMHURST, ILL. Albert D. Graue Grantley D. Graue Fremont D. Graue Albert D. Graue Sons REAL ESTATE, LOANS INSURANCE Phone 214-W ELMHURST, ILL. Telephone 39J HENRY FRITZ DEALER IN FRESH, SALT AND SMOKED MEATS Vegetables, Etc. 132 Park Avenue ELMHURST, ILL. INSURANCE REAL ESTATE RENTING Telephone 108M A. C. RADENZEL Opposite Elmhurst Depot ADAM S. GLOSS Dealer in HARDWARE AND MACHINERY since 1S7() PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTIZERS I ' lii i (III, ' iiiiiJi i J l iii ly mill MRS. C. A. 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