" Warren Jl. Mellin Theodore H. Kros George 0. Sharp ■ - - - Editor H u-s i n ess- La luiger FacuUjj Advisor Published by the Student Uxiox of Elmhurst College, ELiiHunsr, Illinois FOREWORD 11 ill his life seems to be acli one of us, if he has wislies, ill some measure at The comietion whicli ; that ill various waya The goal of a person M ' ho has any ])ur|)ose at a a life which is both iiielusiAe and meaningful. K become aware of tlie responsibilities of lifi least, to live fully, completely, and e(fecti cly underlies the (■oiitiiiuatioii of Klmliurst ( ' olleg( college life will equijj young men and ' omen toward reacliing this goal. At the close of each school year a volume is com])iled whicli serves as a record of campus life during the ])ast year. In an attempt to present the various aspects of college life in their true relationships through analogy, the Elms has found a genuine similarity between the life and development of an artist and life of a college student. The artist has a goal — the successful liandling of his tools and the per- fection of liis technique will result in an e ])ression on canvas of his convictions aljout what he sees. This is no sudden accomjilishment. The artist must not only have command of his tools, but he must also know the broad fields of knowledge intimately, he must know ])eoplc, and he must know life in order that there may be vitality and meaning in his work. This knowledge is not gained in a day, and it is gained fully by only the greatest of the great. Xeither does the college student reach his goal during the four A ' ears he spends in college. He is given the fundamental tools by his ]»rofessors, he is introduced into the major fields of knowledge by his variety of courses, he is given the o]3portunity of learning to know ])cople through the experiences of his common life on the camjms, and he is offered a clue to the meaning of life in the religion of class and chapel and in his own reflection and meditat ion. All of the above is only preparation for the real living which each student must undertake when he accepts the responsibilities of active life. The pages which follow will outline, on the basis of this single college year, the various divisions of that preparation as they correspond to tlie ])reparation of an artist to express himself effec- tively through the medium of liis bruslies and his paints. iittTfiMT ' ' ' ff;irffVrriT ify ' ' FACULTY ii . f .i..il iM i»j ff,i «i jff ,! jw i ) ii;i «ho« ej ,aia ttot «t awl al« „e L Me , t„e canvas a« i„t,„g hv- , .ecog- Eduo.t»«al » J ia„,« a« tiated fteW.. « .nd «» «„»en t e F =P«f . matevet else „«q« S ' tla effective „,,„ol, ta»t o£ A - PRESIDED TIMOTHY LEHMAN s , D.D., LL.D. President Lehmann is forever watchful that Ehiihiirst College maintain its scholastic record. Students under his guidance may be required to put forth comparatively more effort in the scholastic field, but they leave Elmhurst College better equipped than graduates of some other colleges of equal rank. For ten years President Lehmann has presided over Elmhurst College, and he has met with many ol)stacles l)oth large and small which have made his service more difficult. He has " been noted for liis liospital- ity, having his home open to students and facultv alike. Page Seven Genevieve Staudt, M.A. Dean of Vomen and Assistant Professor of Edumtion Contiimally occupied in her double duty as Dean of AVomen and as Assistant Professor of Education, Miss Staudt nevertheless always found time for a chat with a passer-by. ] Iiss Staudt mothered the girls in the dormitory, but her sense of duty prompted her to insist upon adherence to regulations. Theophil W. Muellee M.A. Dean, Begistrar, and- Professor of Sociology Many long hours " were spent in his office by Dean Mueller as he played his triple role as Dean of ] Ien, Eegistrar, and Professor of Sociology. There were many who sought his advice on various problems. Eegardless of the occasion, the Dean was a rigid disciplinarian, and he insisted i;pon achieving his end. Page Eight Natural Sciences Page Nine WINSTON L. HOLE Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics HARVEY DE BRUINE Ph.D. Professor of Biology GEORGE 0. SHARP M.S. Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biology HOMER H. HELMICK Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry THOMAS H. CLARE, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Psychology PAUL N. CRUSIUS Ph.D. Professor of History LAURA A. MICK M.A. Assistant Professor of History CHESTER O. EGNER Ph.M. Professor of Economics ocial Sciences Pujii: ' I ' cn Languages and Literature HENRY L. BREITENBACH M.A. Professor of Enijlish CARL F. BAUER D.D. Professor of Greek H. EMIL HANSEN Professor Emeritus E. HEYSE DUMMER, Ph.D. Professor of German KARL H. CARLSON M.A. Professor of Enc lisJi CHRISTIAN G. STANGER M.A. Professor of French Religion and Philosophy PAUL L. LEHMANN, Th.D. Professor of Beligion HERMAN J. SANDER B.D. Assistant Professor of Pli.ilosoph ti 1 Fine Arts WALDEMAR HILLE M.Mus. Instructor in History of Music and Conductor of Glee Clubs WRAY FINNEMORE M.Mus. Instructor in Theory of Music, Organ, and Piano GLENN MOST B.Mus. Instructor in Voice BERNADINE W. SHARP M.A. Instructor in English and Speech FRED KRUEGER B.A. Conductor of Band OLIVER M. LANGHORST M.S. Assistant Professor of Physical Education HARRO E. HANSEN B.S. Instructor in Physical Education Physical Education MARION S. REIMLER B.S. Instructor in Physical Education Administrative Personnel MRS. L. SCHIRNEKER Secretary to the President ELFRIEDA LANG Recorder ROBERT G. LEONHARDT Business Manager ELMER H. TIEDEMANN Bursar ERNA R. STECH Librarian FLORENCE FARQUHAR Manager of Commons PHYSICS LABOEATOEY Here in the physics laboratory, the domain of Professor Hole, one finds countless mechanisms and pieces of apparatus. This complex and intricate equipment is puzzling to all but the initiated. CHEMISTEY LABOEATOEY This is a view of a portion of the lal)oratory Avhicli Professor Helmick sujiervises. Odors, gases, liquids, flasks, beakers, test tubes, acids, bases — all are an integral part of this laboratory. BIOLOGY LABOEATOEY Professor Y)e Bruine is in charge of biology laboratory courses. This view shows students in a comparative anat- omy class attempting to find similar- ities and differences between various specimens. Page Thirteen . „,„., of »»s t i„tevestin8 ■ " ' . artist ,«ls. Ott " one «» , ether at of •-■0 " ' (;4ongfti- " ' ' " ;tt-,tnde» : tao " „«n tf.e outlo ' fn-o.A ' " . confots bot«e« in college fh ° i„teve8ti»g » 1 t„„ »»« sfnaents 1= e " ;,, „e Uvea tnt. J college - " , ,„egc, ;»«s this V. t of au t,,, most hnl „un»te Ute ot ; ,„„ntea as aassroo», •■ ' » ,„ic«ee whK the »» .lei s. ° " u evV ' te of college st»4 Class of 1938 Regretfully we take leave of the seniors, who, from their very first year on the campus, were recognized as a group of superior personalities. Not for a long time has the college had such a star- studded class. Under their lea dership student projects took a new- lease on life. The athletic teams had unusually successful seasons, restricted organizations bestirred themselves to more active lives, and the latent talents of the student body were brought out to more advantage due to the initiative of the senior class. Especially was this noticed in the field of written self-expression. The Elmhurst Forum, a new literary venture for the exjires- sion of student opinion, was launched largely under senior impetus, and senior editors guided the Elms and the Elm Bark. Other innova- tions made their appearance fostered by senior leaders, and the campus will miss the com- petent leadership of the senior class. Page Fifteen ETTiEXE BAUEE, Biology ELMiiriisT, Illinois Bauer was one of the trio of biology " oxers, " and many of liis afternoons were spent in laboratories. Eugene was an al)le worker around the campus, either shoveling coal or keei)ing the campus grounds in order. His dubious artistic ability is evidenced in the painting job done on the remodeled rooms in the Old ] Iusic Hall. In the latter part of his college career, Bauer became a fixture in the Irion Hall lounge, and could be found there at a certain time every evening. WALTER BLOESCH, Philosophy Hyek, Indiana This ball-playing ability seems to run in the Bloesch family, because in Wally we have the second Bloesch ball-player. He was also talented as a pianist, but he kept this talent as a light hidden under the proverbial bushel. During his junior and senior years he was instrumental in keeping order and decorum on the third floor of South Hall as one of the freshman proctors. He did a good jol) of it, too, considering the material with which he had to work. ROBERT BRIGGEMATvT, Philosophy Siielbyvillk, Indiana Bob did an excellent job at tackle position on the Pirate football squad. The last few years have not seen him on the campus so much because his main interest was located a little west of Elmhurst. He was often seen in the Student Union room making a fourth at bridge or else acting as head " kibitzer " (and how he could kibitz ! ). We don ' t know how the coal is going to get to the boiler house with- out him as one of the crew. LAVEENE DAUDERMAlSrisr, Sociology Alhambka, Illinois Laverne was not one of the most voluble individuals in the senior class, but he had definite opinions on most important matters. He was interested in small group discussions, and invariably attended when an outside speaker held an open forum. He M-as active in the S. C. A., and was entrusted with the keeping of the financial records in his senior year. Although not on any athletic team, Laverne ' s interest in athletics was evidenced by his becoming the manager for the basketball team this past year. MARGARET DAA S, Biology Baloda Bazak, C. P., India Margaret was extremely interested in India, and was glad to furnish information regarding India to anyone that sought such knowledge. She was interested in her major and spent considerable time in the biology laboratory. I Iargaret had quite an athletic bent, and took part in " the women ' s intramural program. She has been a member of the sextet, and she has always been a member of the Women ' s Glee Club. She was extremely vivacious, but a boy from the east rather toned her down. Page Sixteen Page Seventeen EUTH DAVIS, Sociology BaLODA BaZAK, C. p., IXDIA Many people thought of Euth as a quiet, reserved type of girl, but those who really knew her thought differently. She was as ambitious a cut-up as one could imagine. She particularly enjoyed annoying people while they were eating. Another characteristic and perfectly natural trait was her love of Mother India ; she was never too busy to talk about this subject. Naturally such a charm- ing girl could not go through college without gaining the attentions of a young man ; need more be said ? DAWN DEYNAN, Sociology Elmhurst, Illinois Dawn was one of the main actresses in the College Theater. Her appearance in numerous Theater productions evidenced her stage ability. She took an active part in the activities of the " Women ' s Glee Club and served this organization as secretary during her senior year. Dawn was rumored to have spent more money on special delivery stamps than anyone on the campus ; the stamps M ent on letters which were hurried down to the Eden campus where they gladdened the heart of an embryo minister. Here is one of the two history majors in the class. Ebert was too busy working in the Commons and studying to bother about doing much else. However, he did take an active interest in the intramural program and was instrumental in helping the class of ' 38 in its various intramural successes. During the summer months he worked (?) on the summer campus crew. Ebert and his pipe were always together, and whenever there was a college activity, he was there to support it. Dorothea was always occupied in her sewing occupation. After all, a girl must have some things done before she founds her home. Although sewing took much of her time, she could " ox " biology as well as any of the trio. During her under-classman years she was a memlicr of the College Theater and appeared in several of its pro- ductions. Whenever we think of Dorothea, we must also think of the male aliout whom she was constantly talking — " My Ben. " EOBEET HAPPEL, German East St. Louis, Illinois The fellows in South Hall will never forget (and liardly ever forgive) Happel ' s yodeling to the accompaniment of liis ukelele. In spite of this and other diversions he was an honor roll student. His athletic interest was centered around the national game of base- ball. He won a major reward in this sport as an outfielder. He was a member of the Glee Club for four years and also of the College Theater, and he was active in both of these extra-curricular activ- ities. LAVEEXE EBEET, History East St. Louis, Illinois DOEOTHEA EENST, Biology DjiTitoiT Michigan AEXOLD HERl MANN, Chemistri St. Louis, Missouki Herniiaiin was the man in the senior class Avho always had an idea brewing. He got into a little bit of everything, and never failed to accomplish what he set out to do. Arnold never talked about the things he did best— that ' s why one heard so much about pole vaulting, money-making schemes, and manual labor, and noth- ing about chemistry, Student Union presidency, football, acting, sleeping and fulfilling the duties of Gezzo. In this latter capacity Herrmann was noted for his somewhat ( ? ) caustic wit. ARTHUR HILANDER, Chemistry Glex Ellyx, Illinois Art was one of the mad chemist group. He was one of the main- stays of the Pirate track team, and he was a useful man on the basketball floor. While at Elmhurst " Fat " tied the 220 low hurdles record. During his junior and senior years the Student Union Executive Committee was favored with his services. Hilander was also the book-store manager; in this capacity Art was outstanding inasmuch as he never had the store open when there were any customers. CARL HILLE, German Okawville, Illixois The German department claimed Hille as one of its best stu- dents. There was very little about the German language that was really foreign to Carl. He was interested in the art of playing the piano, and he practiced very faithfully at this art— of course, he had a goal at Avhich to shoot. In his last two years Hille went out for both the track and tennis teams, and in his senior year he became a member of the Men ' s Glee Cliib. AIsTTOXE HOTLE, Mathematics Keota, Iowa Here is the only major in mathematics in the whole senior outfit. Tony was on the campus only for his last two years, but it took him ' little time to establish a name for himself as a good " watch charm " guard. He was a very valuable man in the center of the line. When he wasn ' t playing football or keeping a sofa warm in Irion Hall, he was usually downtown mis-fitting shoes. During this past year he was the treasurer of the Student Union. RALPH HUBER, Philosophi Chillicothe, Ohio Huber was one of the hardest working fellows on the campus. How he ever prepared his assignments in addition to keeping Old Main in " ship-shape " condition is difficult to figure out. All of the basketball games were attended by Huber, and he was one of the loudest rooters in the gym. Last year Ralph was manager of the football team, and he took excellent care of the members. His interests at college were many, but Ralph ' s major interest was in DesPlaines. Page Eighteen PAUL JANS, Sociology Detroit, Michigan Jans went through all the stages from a can-rolling, trouble- making freshman to a model student. It is a matter of speculation as to how much of this change was due to the influence of that little girl from Dover. He was the sports editor for the Elm Bark, and the baseball squad was .able to use him by virtue of his south- paw hurling ability. Paul was seldom seen Avithout his pipe, but he was rarely known to have any matches. DONALD JEPSEN, Biology Elmi-iubst, Illinois One of the trio of biology ' ' oxers " was Don. In his junior year lie was elected to the presidency of the Student Union, and he tilled this position admirably. For four years he had no trouble ( ?) in holding down the tackle position on the football squad. The track team also claimed him for a year as a javelin and discus thrower. Don was also one of the college truck drivers. His only mistake as college was that he was a White Sox fan. HAZEL JOHNSON, Englisli Elmhurst, Illinois Hazel was probably known b ' est for her activities in the Women ' s Union. AVhenever the women had any project to complete, they could always count on Plazel to help out. She was also very inter- ested in the women ' s intramural program. The fact that Hazel was one of the most charming and graceful senior coeds was a matter never even in dispute. With her major in English and her numer- ous hours of education, Hazel intends to follow the teaching pro- fession as a career. HELMUTH KEHLE, Germ.an West Bend, Wisconsin Kehle directed all of his attentions in intellectual channels. For his entire four years he was concerned with the affairs of the S. C. A. and the Pre-The Club. As a senior, Kehle was at the helm of the S ' . C. A. He acted as private secretary for the head of the Chemistry department, and one saw him running to Old lain with his typewriter very frequently. Kehle was a quiet man around the campus, but he was free in voicing his opinions in a panel dis- cussion. KATHEEINE KLICK, Biology Columbus. Ohio " Katy " was vitally interested in l)iology, and her upper-classmen years were spent in the biology laboratory as the laboratory assis- tant. She was one of the members of the sextet and of the glee club. Her vocal cords were quite healthy and, she used them to good advantage in leading cheers for all of the sports events. Ivlick and her little trained Iowa ' ' mouse " were quite inseparable during her last two years. Her " you-all " ' Kentucky brogue Avas tlie sul)ject for no little comment.- Page Nineteen Page Twenty GEOEGE KNAPP, Economics Manhattan, Illinois Kiiapp was unquestionably the busiest man on the campus. He was always going some place, and lie M-as always in a hurry to get there. He entered Elmliurst College after two years at Joliet Junior College. It didn ' t take him long to adjust himself, and he was very soon busy with the affairs of the Goethe Verein, the Pre-The Society, and the band. In addition to these activities, he had more outside jobs than any two normal people could handle. THEODORE KPOSS, Economics ELiiHURST, Illinois Ted was one of the ))usiest fellows on the campus, l)ut he was never too busy to chat a few moments. Although he did not have too much time for studies after spending numerous hours as editor of the Elm Bark, he was still able to keep his name on the honor roll. Ted was also one of the best supporters of the band, and he never failed to aid in the flow of golden (?) notes issuing from the band room during rehearsal. ROBERT LEUSCIIKE, BiA)logij ELiiHURST, Illinois Leuschke ' s contribution to his alma mater ran along athletic lines. He was a stellar basketball and football ])layer besides being a good hurdler. During his senior year he captained the football team through a very successful season. " Lop " had the position of biology laboratory assistant for his upperclassman years. S tudies to Leusciike were only things that helped break up a fellow ' s day. He was very seldom serious about anything except a certain coed. A better all-around fellow is hard to find. HENRY LIPPERT, German Mascoutah, Illinois " Hank " spent a great deal of his time on York street, and he held down all sorts of odd jobs in order to get his meals and other necessities. His outside work took so much of his tune that he had little left for anv regular college activities, although the Goethe Verein claimed him for one of its most active members. Henry was always ready for a pinochle game, and it is rumored that Henry and his partner had the championship of South Hall. CORNELIUS LOEW, Sociology Wapakoneta. Ohio " Corny " had the distinction of being the best accompanist that the Men ' s Glee Club has ever had. He also worked very diligently on the staff of the Elm Bark. Intellectual activities also interested him very much, and he participated in numerous panel discussions that were held on the campus. He was also a consistent honor roll student. As an athlete, he was a good broad jumper and won his major award in track due to his ability in this event. Page Tiventy-one EICHAED LUEHMANI , Economics Detroit Michigan Dick was one of the most ardent disciples of Most, his singing instructor. Dick had a heavy bass voice and would sing whenever anyone wanted him to (also whenever they didn ' t want him to). As an athletic field of endeavor he chose baseball. Opposing batters had a very keen respect for those speedy balls that the lanky " Eube " could sizzle over the plate. The young boys that Luehmann ex- ploited to sell magazines for him kept him busy his last two years. WAEKEN MELLTN, Economics Chicago. Illinois Although excellent grades are necessary to be a scholarship stu- dent for four years, " Andy " ' found sufficient time for extra-curric- ular activities. His literary inclinations M ere evidenced by his serving as editor of The Elms and chairman of publications for the Student Union. Warren was also one of the leading members of the College Theater, and he appeared behind the footlights many times. He was active as an officer of the " E ' ' Club, and in his senior year his interest in the health clinic was noticeable. HAEOLD OTT, German Chicago, Illinois Harold went out for football his first years, and his goodly poundage was used to fair advantage. Other athletics didn ' t inter- est him except from the spectator ' s viewpoint. Since he majored in the German department, he had a close bond with the Goethe Verein and took care of their finances during his last year. He was one of the few who grew a successful ( ?) mustache while at college. His extra-curricular activity was exerted chiefly across the chessboard and the bridge table. HEEMAN PETEESEN, Philosophy TiLDEN, Nebraska The shock of hair Avhich Pete possessed was the joy of his life and the envy ( ?) of many fellows. He was also unique in being able to make more noise singing in the washroom than any other dormitory resident. The Glee Club took him under its wing and attempted to direct this singing along the proper channels, but the success of the endeavor was doubtful, in his senior year Pete became interested enough in athletics to take over the managership of the baseball team. WALTEE PLASSMAN, Chemistry Centralia, Illinois " Stinky " started out with the boys of the " Hungry Five. " Foot- ball took up a lot of his effort, but he never was serious enough about the game to really display his ability. The result of this attitude was his benchAvarming. and the consequent name of " Judge. " Dramatic activity claimed him, and he appeared in two major college theater productions. He had more romances and more nicknames than any student on the campus. His studies at college were a foundation for his proposed medical career. Paye Twenty-two FEEDEEICK PLOCHEU. riiHo.sopli ij Woodlaxd, Califohxia Fred was an excellent stu(k nt, but he did not spend all of his time studying (he caught on rather quickly). He was the track manager during his sojjhomore year, and he liked the job so well that he came back and annoyed the team again during his junior year. Fred was prominent in panel discussions and was always eager to learn the " why " ' of things. As ])resident of the senior class he had a difficult time in arbitrating in countless periods of wrangling. EDGAR PEASSE, Philosoplnj Fkekpokt, Illixols Prasse had a long pair of legs extending from his torso, and he used them to good advantage in basketball games aiul varsity track meets; his major award in track was won by virtue of his hurdling aliility. As the " mopper-upper " of South Hall floors, he was out- standing because he could find the oddest times to work, and l)e- cause he could make more noise working than any of his predeces- sors. During his senior year he served as a mend er of the Student Union Executive Committee. JUNE EArSCH, Sociolofjij Dovek, Ohio June was one of those girls who always had something to do, even if that something was not imjiortant. She certainly did write more than lier share of religion and sociology term jjapers. Two years on the campus for June didn ' t give one much time to know iier especially well since her time was well monopolized. Tn spite of the time that was so monopolized, however, June had enough time left to take quite a part in the College Theater and its work. HELEX EOMAXOFSKY, Sociology Xew Havex, Coxx. Helen sought her diversion in s])orts. She was a valuable player is liasketball, volleyball, and hockey games. Besides being athlet- ically inclined, she was also musically inclined and sang in the Wo- men ' s Glee Club for four years. Her al)ility to sing merited a place on the sextet group during her senior year. Arguing was her long suit, and if she disagreed with someone, one could be quite certain that she would have a lot to say and would very likely win her point. EDWAED SCHLUNDT, Ecotwmic Ctiillicotiie, Ohio Eddie was one of these happy-go-lucky fellows at college. Tn the years of long ago he played football and earned his letter, but it seems that it was too much work. Schlundt has been best known on the campus for his singing ability. He Avas a soloist in the ] Ien ' s Glee Club, being a member for his entire college career, and he was also a memljer of the men ' s quartet. During his senior year he gave voice lessons to those less talented. RUTH SCHMIDT, English Merrill, Wisconsin " Sc-hmitty " was one of those good natured persons that are so hard to find. She always had a smile, and nothing seemed to get the best of her (except one of those upstanding embryo preachers). It was evident that she acted as a kind of guardian angel for many of the inmates of Irion Hall. When it came to girl ' s athletics she was rated among the best. Euth was also a member of the Womeii ' s Glee Club for her four years. BTHELJANE SCOTT, Er glisli Philadelphia,, Pennsylvania Here is another of our most efficient cheer-leaders. JvTo matter what the score was in any athletic contest, " E. J. " would always be ready to help inspire that pep that is so vital to an athletic team. She not only led cheers for athletics, but she participated in them herself ; for two years she played girl ' s basketball. If there ever came a time when she wasn ' t reading English plays, then the affairs of the Women ' s I nion or the French Cluli took lier time. AETHITE SENJ EWALD, Historg Cheektowago,, New York " Senny " was the " grand old man " of tlie class of ' 38. He wasn ' t seen very much around the campus, for after he made the steps up to his third floor dormitory room, he was too tired to come back down. However, when we did see him on the campus, he was always busy with some sort of work, and he did take an active interest in all the intramural activities. " Senny " and his assistant also took charge of the linen for South Hall. LE EOY SETZIOL. Pliilosnplig Buffalo, Few York LeEoy ' s major interest was his study of ])hiloso]3hy. Whenever there was some radical movement on ithe campus, one could rest assured that he was at the bottom of it in some way or other. He had certain convictions and lived u]) to them quite rigidly, even to the extent of refusing to cut liis hair to a civilized length. LeEoy was very liandy with the cre]ie] aper, and much of the suc- cess of the various class dances and Homecoming decorations was due to his ability. ELTNOE SHAPE i- , Sociologu Elmhurst, Illinois Girls with more personality and charm than " Elly " possessed are very rare. That this idea was general opinion was shown by the fact that she was chosen as the queen of the Junior Prom. For the final two 3 ' ears at college " Elly " was always doing something as a member of the Student Union Executive Committee or as an officer of some organization or another. There was very few of the affairs of the Women ' s Union that she did not actively support. Page Twenty-three Page fiventy-four GAEL STILLWELL, Philoffophu Bound Brook, Nkw Jersey Everyone knew Maxie because he had charge of the Student Union candy emporium. Carl was interested in publications, and he edited The Elms and Elm Bark for a year. Many people on the campus respected him for his good judgment and general ability. He was in charge of the lighting for the college theater for three years. His major concerns were model railroading and an interest in Bensenville, and it was difficult to determine which of these two interests was dominant. ELDBED STROBEL, Economics Wausau, Wisconsin A small paragra])h is hardly enough to tell all about the activities of the " little round man. " He was one of the most valuable football players, being a good blocking back. His extra time was spent in campus maintenance, and he was forever " piddling " around on the roads, and hauling coal. The members of the " E " Club elected him president during his senior year. For his last two years " Gus " was one of the cogs in the Student Union Executive Committee machinery. JANE TRAPP, Economics Chicago, Illinois Jane was one of the students who transferred to Elmhurst after two years at North Park Junior College. However, her two years on the campus did prove her to be a competent student. Whenever someone wanted a chairman for a committee, Jane was always ready and efficient. She is said to have aged a bit during her senior year because of the field trips she had to take for economics ; it is said that the chauffeur was not of the highest type ! LIBBIE VALEK, Sociology Cicero, Illinois Libbie was another of the girl basketball stars. When it came to playing tennis she was also able to hold her own against the best. It seems that she either had more sociology papers to write than anyone else or else she just talked about them more. She was really interested in her major, and had her sociology material well in hand. If there was some kind of work to do for a class dance, those in charge could always count on Libby. EUTH WAENEKE, English Oak Park, Illinois Besides Ijeing a student at the college, Euth was also a teacher. Her ability and reputation as a teacher of dramatic art gave her a number of children to teach. Because of her interest in this field she was also interested in parallel fields of dramatics and therefore was concerned in the affairs of the College Theater. As a sideline Euth did a great deal of knitting. (Especially at Senior class meet- ings). The Women ' s Union also held a particular interest for her. FREDEBTCK WELTGE, German Jackson, Missouri Ered was one of those silent men On the campus, but he had enough to say on the right occasions. He was considered the South Hall sports authority, and he often had to set his pals straight on a few points. The intramural program under his direction was one of the most successful that Elmhurst has ever had. It was rumored that Ered was poetically inclined ; however this matter was not common knowledge. " Dimples " also kept the alumni records of the college in order. EAEL YOUNG, Economics DesPlait es, Illinois The senior class was happy to welcome Earl into its midst upon his return to school this last semester as Field Eepresentative. This is a position that takes the smoothness of manner which is charac- teristic of Earl. In his former years at Elmhurst he was Student Union president, in addition to winning his varsity award in foot- ball. He was interested in political science and campus discussions on current topics. Earl was especially keen for a good argument, and he was seldom defeated. FEEDERICK ZIMMERMAN, Philosophy Owosso, Michigan Fred was one of those fellows who took his major study very seriously. Since philosophy is a field in which one who is interested can spend a lot of time, Fred had very little time for other things. However, when the S. C. A. or Pre-The Society had a discussion or meeting, they could always count on " ' Zimmy " to attend and con- tribute to the con ersation. For a while he held the monopoly on typing term papers for others, but keen competition rather evened uji the business. Page Tiventy-five Facie Tiventy-six Class of 1939 Experience, versatility, and poise were the three principal contri- butions of the junior class. It was a little publicized class, its mem- bers preferring to do their duty unsung. At first blush, the class seemed to have few valuable assets, but closer investigation showed that most of the backstage operators guiding the college groups were members of the junior class. lainstays of the glee clubs, consistent if not flashy members of the other organizations, de- pendable nuclei of the various college organi- zations — all were, in the main, juniors. They were content to direct rehearsals and leave the downstage work for someone else. The gradu- ating seniors can with confidence turn over the reins of their major executive positions to competent successors. Pa.fje Tiveiity-seven DOLORES ANDERSON Elm HURST, Illinois KENNETH ARNOLD Whtcaton, Illinois CATRIONA BOWEN Villa Park, Illinois JACK EISZNER Elmhurst, Illinois WILLIAM FADLER JoPLiN, Missouri BETTY LOU FESSENDEN Villa Park, Illinois WALTER FISCHER Ellsworth, Wisconsin ROBERT GLIESSMAN HiNSDALK. Illinois ROBERT GRUNEWALD Dayton, Ohio ALBERT HAHN Franklin Park, Illinois STANLEY HARTMAN Saline, MichiCxAN WILLIAM HEISE Neponset, Illinois Par e Twenly-eight Page Txcenty-nine EARL HOFFMANN KiRKWooD, Missouri CLAYTON JOHNSON Elmhurst, Illinois RICHARD KESSLER East St. Louis, Illinois ROBERT KLEPPER Frankfort, Illinois ROY KOEPPEL Lombard, Illinois DOROTHY KROSS Elmhurst, Illinois EARL KRUEGER Chicago, Illinois MARJORIE LAMB Elmhurst, Illinois FRANCES LA VIGNE WnsT Haven, Connecticut CAROLE LONG Eljmhurst, Illinois RUSSELL MALCHOW Francesville, Indiana HELEN MEDIN Lombard, Illinois PARKER MISHKOFF Sofia, Bulgaria FREDERICK McCULLOCH Chicago, Illinois HENRY MARSH MAYWoon, Illinois HANS NOTTROTT Blue Springs, Missouri KATHLYN OLSSON Elmhurst, Lllinois CARL RASCHE St. Louis, Missouri ROBERT ROYER Oak Park, Illinois GEORGE SCHUETTE Alhambra, Illinois JOHN SHAY Elmhurst, Illinois LE ROY SOLBERG Chicago, Illinois EMIL STAHLHUT EinVARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS GEORGE STEFFEN St. Paul, Minnesota rage Thirty Page Thirl y-one Class of 1940 PAUL SCHMIDT EDITH HEYL President Secretary ROBERT BAUMANN DONALD ROSBACK Vice-President Treasurer Largest in tlie history of the scliool, the sophomore class M ' as also one of the most active. lany of its members served as executive officers in campus organizations, others were valuable cogs in the athletic machinery of Elmhurst College, and still others served as student assistants in several divisions of the school. A formidable foe in all intramural events, particularly foot- ball, track, and girls ' basketball, the so])homores had many of their more talented athletes on the various interscholastic teams of the college. They were most noticeable on the tennis couT ' ts, having three lettermen on the regular squad of four. This class placed more students on the schol- astic honor roll than did any other class, and was represented in every organized group on the campus. Page Thirty-three ELEANOR ATTEBERKY LAURENCE AU BUCHON GLADYS AUER GLENN BAUMANN ROBERT BAUMANN ELLSWORTH BLINN CLAUDIA BOCKOVEN WILLIAM BOHLE MARJORIE BOLDT DOROTHY BRAUN HENRY BUCHOLZ PAUL BUDY GLADYS BUENGER EDWARD BURKE REBA BURROWS DOROTHEA BUTTS JEROME CALDWELL MERRY COFFEY MILAND COX EDWARD DALHAUS MARJORIE DAVIS Page Thirty-four CATHARINE DEWEY J. PERSHING DILLENBERGER JOHN DODD LESTER DRESCH FLORENCE EDLER HARRY EHLERS EVELYN ERIKSON W. RALPH FACTOR NORMAN FIEDLER RUTH FISHER WALTER FRICK SHERMAN FULLER WILLIAM FURNNER GENEVA GILBERTSON DOROTHY ANN GRAHAM GEORGE GRUENEWALD FRANK GRUSB OLGA HADDAD HENRIETTA HEIDEMANN JOHN HENNESSY EDITH HEYL Page Thirty-five ARTHUR HOPPENSTEDT MARJORIE HOSHELL CORA MAE HOTLE MARY LOU HOUX ROBERT JONES THOMAS JONES RUTH KEMNITZ ALVA KLING ELIZABETH KOENIG CLARENCE KURZ WILLARD LA BARRE HUGO LEINBERGER WILLIAM LINDECKER ORRIN LOCKMAN CLARENCE LOMPERIS DANIEL MABEE GLADYS MAIER ELEANOR MANKE MARIAN MARQUARDT WILLIAM MtMILLAN FRANKLIN NARDI Paye Thirty-six i JOYCE NELSON EMMA NEVE JEAN OHRMAN MILTON PAUS LLOYD PAXTON EVERETT RAUH WALTER REIF KATHERINE REYNOLDS DONALD ROSBACK GLENN RUST EGBERT SCHIETINGER NOLAN SCHLESINGER PAUL SCHMIDT PAUL SCHNAKE HERMAN SCHOETTLE HARVEY SMITH BURDETTE STAUPFENBERG THELMA STRUB ANNA LOUISE SUSOTT MILDRED VALEK GRACE VANDEKIEFT Page Thirty-seven Class of 1941 The most looked-after class on the campus, the freshmen, played a major part in campus affairs during the school year. Conspicuous during early fall by their green caps, they played an important part in the Homecoming activities. Eepresented on every athletic team, active in all organizations, and compos- ing their share of the school honor roll, the class of 1941 was a much appreciated group. Especially noteworthy was their cam])aign against social diseases. Initiated into the school spot-light the second semester, the movement gained momentum steadily throughout the term, having for its aim the inclusion of social disease tests in regular jjhysical examination required of all incoming students. Page Thirty-nine FRANCIS ALLBGRETTI HUGH AVERY ROBERT BIERMANN KENNETH BLACK LOWELL BLAISDELL PAUL BLASBERG WILLIAM BLOCK MARGARET BRUNE RUTH BUCK ETHEL BUCKNER BONNIEBELLE CAMPBELL MARBEN CARSTENS PHILIP DARMSTADT BETTY DeVOE ROBERT DEWEY RUTH DIVEN WARREN DOWNS ARTHUR DREUSICKE CHARLES EARLL JOHN EAST JOHN EDWARDS ROBERT EILS WILLIAM ENGELMANN ROBERT FANKHAUSER HAROLD FISHER HOMER FREESE ROMAINE GALLUP JANE ANN GARDNER VIRGINIA GOELLEN HENRY HAKEWILL HIRSTLE HAMMOND CHARLES HANSON KATHRYN HECK JOHN HEIN ROBERT HERRMANN PHYLLIS HETZEL Page Forty BERWYN HILDEBRANDT HELEN HINRICHS MILDRED HORST YVONNE JORGENSEN CHARLES KEUPER RUTH KLICK HAROLD KLIPFEL HAZEL KLUG HARRY KNIERIM CLARA KOERNER GWENDOLYN KRANZ MARION KRAUSE THOMAS KTSANBS WILLIAM LANE ROBERT LICHTENHELD WILLIAM LINDEMAN EVELYN MARENECK RALPH MASCHMEIER RUBY MATTHEWS GEORGE MICHELIN BILLIE-LEA MILLER MILDRED MILLER RITA MONGOVEN JEANETTE MUELLER HAZEL MacGREGOR LILLIAN MacMARTIN RUTH OBERKIRCHER BAIRD OBERMANN RUTH OLDENBURG FREDERICK PIEPENBROK BARBARA PILLINGER DEAN PLASSMAN SAMUEL POBANZ MARGARET POMMERENING JANICE PULSE JEAN PULSE Page Forty-one RICHARD RASCHE DOROTHY RAUH FRANK REBEK NORMAN ROBERTS DOROTHY ROE BARNHARD SCHIERHORN GEORGE SCHLER MARJORIE SCHWASS CLARENCE SCHWEER CORINNA SLICE BETTY SMEJA LA VERNE SOLBERG RUSSEL STEBBINS HELEN SWISHER KENNETH TAYLOR ROBERT TIEMANN ALFRED TRAUTNER HENRi ' TROMPETER ALBERT TROYKE CHARLES TURNER PAUL UMBECK JOST WASHBURN MARTHA WERNER JACK WITTLINGER CHESTER ZEHR Page Forty-two obiects that ct ,| ' " .;tt object is built ou g - c. ' - uct oi tbe scenes; ' dS eBsable to ,n entirely cl ffe ..a s n oxe . -rtr -r et matter those objects ,,gaBS. as througb « ; ' ;ips are tbe ' " eauty tl at student xs benx. Irion Hall Daily chapel . . . dormitorij life . . . vesper recitals . . . glee club rehearsals . . . Slurlmf Union meetings Page Forty-three Forty-five Wilder Park Winter ice skating . . . sldnnecl knees and noses . . . spring waterlilies . . . picturesque beauty Mid-ivinter snow storm . . . snowball fights . . . icy walks . . . occasional spills . . . chill wind ' s Campus View Page Forty-six Boi s become men . . . hull i-f ' .s.sio w . . . donniionj rum [JUS . . . open house . . . a long way to Commons South Hall Page Forty-eight hi Page Forty-nine Music Hall Band ■practice . . . the Ehns . . . the Elm Barli . . . S. C. A. meetings . . . continual activity attvsts tUeve , ,,eNV .eueratioB ot a . move « ' » = " ,,„i economic v,e - ,,,,,A. cnUnio. „„ii,ited » j„„ent»l 1«- ,l,i«tions an «J y«-t nen ; n «i« ACTIVITIES The " E " Club In spite of the fact that the feminine attachees to the " P] " Club boast of having as many " E " Club pins as are worn by members of the club, the " E " Club, with the excellent coopera- tion of its forty members, has proved itself, in just two years of existence, to be one of the leading campus organizations. This organization has had Eldred " Eound Mau " Strobel as its proxy for the past year; Harry Vernon has been vice-president ; Warren ' ' Andy " Mellin has held the position of secre- tary-treasurer; and Coach " Pete " Langhorst has served as faculty advisor. The " E " Club is an organization of athletes bound together by the mutual interest of pro- moting and bettering- athletics on the campus. With this view in mind, the " E " Club, in appreciation of Miss Elfrieda Lang ' s work for Elmhurst athletics, presented Miss Lang with a lifetime honorary mem- bership in the organization. This year the " E " Club entered the social world with the introduction of the " Axe Grinder ' s Ball. " The novelty of this " Ball " set a new criterion for uniqueness among campus social events ; due to the great success of this event, the " E " Club has hopes of making it an annual social function. " E " Club committees have been placed in charge of the " E. I. I., " campus decorations for Homecoming, parking at football games, refreshments at athletic events, assistance in the athletic banquet, and officials at track meets. The latest venture of the " E " Club is the ])ublication of " The E " , an " E " Club paper which is distributed among club , members and the alumni who have won varsity awards. Page Fifty-one The Band A rousing cheer went u]) from tlie bleachers as the band made its first appearance of the year at the L)e Kalb football game on the home gridiron. The band continued to support both the football and baslvetball teams hy jdaying at all of the home games throughout the year. In keejiiiig with p]lm- hurst tradition, the band led tlie annual Homecoming ])arade ; it also added to the general carnival atmospliere by providing necessary and appropriate music at tlie Women ' s rnion circus. Mr. l " ' red A. Krueger served as director again this year, and he received a m.uch better response than ])reviously. At the beginning of the second semester he distributed oxertures and other concert music upon which the band has concentrated. The members have taken great strides toward a self-set goal by building up tlie general spirit of the band, increasing the membership, and progressing musically. They are also grate- ful to those members of the Leyden High School band who faithfully rendered serxice when it was most needed. The following persons served as officers of the band this past year : Walter Fisher, president : Euby Matthews, secretary; Theodore Kross, business manager: and Sara Pobanz. librarian. It has become customary for the band to present an annual spring concert as it did in May. Owing to the lack of suitalile uniforms, the band had to refuse several invitations to present concerts aAvay from home. Although the band was greatly disappointed in not acquiring new uniforms and the proposed concert tour this year, it is anticipating those events for next year. Page Fifiy-two Homecoming Homecoming began on Friday evening in the Commons. At this banquet the up and coming Elmhurst generation heard an address by Mr. Ohrt, and this address was followed by a one-act play presented in the gymnasium. The ensuing bonfire and fireworks sent the younger set off on a snake dance to the theatre wliile most of the oldsters crept away to blossom forth in the well-known repertoire of college " tall stories. " On the program of the following morning was a musical of choral and instrumental presentations; while floats were frantically being thrown together for the afternoon parade, glee clubs combined with individuals for an hour of inspiring entertainment. The parade made a tour of the downtown district, returned to the campus, and as it passed the reviewing stand on its way around the track, the senior class was awarded the first prize. I ' eminiscent of medieval pageant days, the cycle of man ' s fate during the average span of his college career was dramatically portrayed on a mule drawn stage. Back on the campus, the Pirates dove into the most important game of the season. Ideal football weather prevailed, and a large crowd was there to see the Wheaton team wilt under Elmhurst fire. As it was, neither team played exceptional ball, and Wheaton scored a 7-6 victory. As the evening drew nigh, preparations for the Homecoming Hop blotted out all else. With Maury Bers to pep it up and with three hundred students and alumni jamming the gym for the final event on the week-end program, the 1938 Homecoming drew to its official close. Page Fifty-three Elm Bark The Elm Bark has experienced a fairly successrul yeai-. With the iidvent of the Elmhurst College Forum, the editorial staff has restricted tlic scope of the Elm Bark to the primary function of a campus newspaper rather tliaii a cnmjius ov Si u of opinion. At the same time the practice of including a weekly column of comment on tlie world scene has heen continued and will prohaliiy remain a permaneiit policy. The Elm Bark has not shrunk from participating in student activities, for it was among the first to encourage complete support to the freshnum class in its anti-syphilis campaign. Theodore Kross headed the staff as the first editor under the clause of the new constitution which provides that the staff shall remain in office during the entire school year. Eol)ert Eoyer and Bobert Grunewald served as managing editor and business manager respectively. Barnhard Schierhorn and Egbert Schietinger were associate editors, and Paul Jans and William Heise served successively as sports editor. Other members of the staff were : exchange, Catriona Bowen ; copy reader, Dorothy Kross ; typists, Grace Vandekieft and Dean Plassman, successively: reporters. ' Slevvy Goffey, Euth Kemnitz, Eleanor .Manke, John Hein, Ethel Buckner, June Eausch, Dorothea Butts, LeEoy Sol berg, Al- fred Trautner, and Hugo Leinberger ; circulation manager, Eussell ] Ialchow ; assistants, Charles Keui.)er, Cora ] Iae Hotle, and Eali)h ] faschmeier. Professor Herman J. Sander acted as faculty advisor. Next year ' s staff will occupy the new quarters in the (.)ld Music Hall which were recently com])leted ; as alwavs, the greatest need of the Elm Bark will remain an interested student body v illing to cooperate in its maintenance. Par e Fifty-four News Bureau This year was the second year of existence for the College A ' ews Bureau. William Eichards was field representative during the first semester, and he directed the activities of the Kews Bureau assisted hy Gladys Auer and John Hein. Beginning with the second semester the two students were left to their own resources to continue the functions of this department. Earl Young, having been recently appointed local field rejiresentative, has aided the department to some extent in publicizing the advantages of Elmhurst College. It is the duty of the Bureau to contact all local and Chicago newspapers in circulating news of the college. When there is some interesting fact concerning individuals or activities in other cities involving college students, the Xews Bureau also contacts those home town news- papers. In this cajiacity the bureau not only keeps up the interest of those already affili- ated with Elmhurst College, but it reaches and creates an interest in those m ' Iio liave not set foot on Elmhurst soil. This de]iartment also keeps a complete list of the names of and addresses of all alumni and communicates with them individually when there is any function at Elmbiirst to which they are invited. Another function of the Xews Bureau is to help plan the various tours of the glee clul)s. The bureau has a complete list of Evangelical ministers to whom it communicates in seeking stop-overs for the concert tours. As a means of keeping the students and faculty informed as to the extent of its accomplishments, the bureau maintains a large bulletin board on the first floor corridor of Old Main on which are posted newspaper clippings. Those employed in the Kews Bureau receive remuneration through the JsT. Y. A. Page Fifty-five Goethe Verein Always an active organization, the Goethe Yerein, under the direction of its faculty advisor, Dr. E. Heyse Dummer, again offered a year ' s program of educational and entertaining pro- grams. Iklembership in the club during the year was well over the sixty mark. Servino- the Goethe A rein during the past year were: Burdette Stauffenberg, president; Huoo LeTnberger, vice-president; Harold Ott, treasurer; Egbert Schietinger, secretary: Henry Lippert, librarian ; Euth Kemnitz and Thelma Strub, chairmen of the refreshment committee ; and Anna Louise Susott, membership committee chairman. The organization added a new officer to its executive staff with the appointment of Eobert Happel as dramatic director, and his work with a series of German comedies was a valuable contribution to the meetings. Meetings were varied with entertainment in the form of musicales, an informal dance, and social periods. A com- bined meeting with Le Cercle Frangais was held during December, and the German students of A ork High School met with the college organization during the spring. Pro- fessor Emeritus H. Emil Hansen led interesting discussions at several meetings, and at one meeting the organization saw an illustrated lecture by Dr. E. W. Marquardt on the Ober- ammergau Passion Play. The Goethe Verein Junior Award, in the form of works of German literature, was given again this year to the member of the junior class who is majoring in the department of German, lias maintained the best scholastic record among the German students, and who has contributed something toward making the Goethe A ' erein a more valuable organization. Page Fifty-six Le Cercle Francais Le Cercle Fraiieais exists as an organization for the exten- sion of knowledge about France. It also seeks to promote a closer understanding of the people of France, and this idea leads to the study of French customs, institutions, and gen- eral culture. Language societies are often faced with the problem of making interesting a to])ic Avith which the members of the organization Hnd themselves concerned only because of re- quirement. The French CUub has succeeded rather well in this connection by supplementing its regular meetings with visits to Chicago theatres. The first play seen in the French language was " La Petite Chocolatiere, " and on another occa- sion Le Cercle Frangais organized a theatre party to see ' Tovarich. " The program for the past year has also included an evening during which a Frencli musical was enjoyed, the Goethe Yerein-Le Cercle Francais Christmas party, and bridge parties. At the April meeting the club had as its guest a goodwill representa- tive of the French government, whose address was enhanced by a series of slides. With regard to matters of administration, the year was marked hy a revision of the constitu- tion. Although more men joined the organization than e er before, the women were in complete control during the past year with j Ierry Coffey as president, Alev Watts as vice-president, Helen Medin as secretary, Gladys Biienger as treasurer, and Claudia Bochoven as custodian of the club scrap book. Professor Stanger has remained as faculty advisor. Page Fifty-seven- Student Union Most matters ])rimarily of student concern on the Elmhurst campus are supervised by the students themselves througli the agency of the Student Uiiion. However, all measures agreed upon by the Student Thiion must be sanctioned by the administration before they can be executed. All regular mem- bers of the student body automatically belong to this organi- zation upon entrance into Elmhurst College. Officers of the Student Union are elected at the close of each year in order that organization machinery may begin to function as soon as the next school year begins. All students vote at these elections, freshmen being given suffrage after tlie beginning of the second semester. 1938 was the first year of operation under the new constitu- tion. Officers for the year were as follows: president, Arnold Herrmann; first vice-president, Arthur Hilander; second vice-president, Dorothy Kross ; secretary, Elinor Shafer ; and treasurer, Antone Hotle. A ma- jor part of the activities of the Student Union is im])lemented by means of committee chair- men. During the past year Eldred Strobel served as chairman of the athletic committee, Edgar Prasse acted as religious life chairman, Dorothy Graliam acted as social life chairman, and Warren Mellin was chair- man of puljlications. Among the regular tasks for which the Student Union is responsible is publication of the college annual, the Elms, and of the weekly news sheet, the Elm Bark. The Student Union activity which lies near- est the average student ' s i)hy- siology is the operation of the Student Union store. The jol) of satisfying the hungry horde which thronged about the Stu- dent Union store window after chapel time each morning was held by Carl Stillwell during the past year. The Student Union program has been extended to include sponsorship of student-faculty " mixers, " or informal dances and get-togethers. The latter are simple parties at which games and stunts are brought out for fun and recreation. Page Fifty -eifjht Women ' s Union Of the man} ' organizations on the campus, the Women ' s Union has proba1)ly won more than its share of the laurels. The Women ' s Union is consistent in completing with great success any project it undertakes. A ] women students at Elmhurst College are gi ' anted membership upon registration. ] Ieet- ings are held each month, and features at these meetings have included illustrated lec- tures on such subjects as Spode China, schools in India, life at D wight prison, and a war nurse ' s experiences. It is also the Women ' s Union that spon- sor ' s women ' s intramural and women ' s var- sity sports. It entertains at various types of pot-luck suppers, it plays hostess to all wo- men of Elmhurst who care to attend the meetings, and it always lends whole-hearted support to any movement sponsored by any other unit of the college. The annual Women ' s Union Circus, held in February, was as great a success this year as in past years. The Coed Dance, another annual event promoted by the Women ' s Union, took place in January ; it employed " A Winter Wonderland " as the theme for decorations. For those who are not acquainted with this social function, explanation relates that at this affair the coeds play escorts to the men in truly formal fashion, even as to boutonnieres and calling at the men ' s residences for the men. In April the women staged a post-Easter style revue. Each month seems to hold some- thing as new and exciting as the preceding one. The broad scope of the activities of the Women ' s Union has demanded a great deal of time and cooperation from the members, but this coo]:)eration was readily given, and the women who devoted much time and effort in filling their various offices for the 1937-38 season were : Elinor Shafer, president ; Hazel Johnson, vice-president ; Lillian Weigel, secretary ; Kuth Schmidt, treasurer ; Libbie Valek, social secretary ; Dawn Drynan, publicity chairman ; Merry Coffey, service chairman ; Buth Westerbeck, chairman of ath- letic committee; Margaret Davis, art chairman; and Dolores Anderson, chairman of points. The point system devised by the organization is a means of earning points for participation in all its activities, these points being redeemable at the end of the year for an em- blematic pin. Page Fifty-nine The Student Christian Association has preserved its tradition as a campus medium of activities and studies devoted to the religious emphasis both on personal problems and on the wider implications oi! college and world citizenship. The past year was marked by a number of stimulating meetings featuring a wide variety of speakers, ranging from a representative of the Urban League to the Spanish consul in Chi- cago. The latter spoke at a gathering in support of medical aid to the Spanish government. Included in this category of acti vity is S. C. A. endorsement of the nationwide anti-Japanese boycott, co-sponsorship of assembly speakers discussing pertinent public affairs, and solicitation of signatures to an anti-militarization petition to the President of the ITnited States. At this writing plans for the most important undertaking of the year are being considered: the S. C. A. proposes to gear in with the current movement to " keep America out of war. " The S. C. A. is not, however, a secular organization, but has attem]ited to give due emphasis to church affairs and relig- ious Avorship ; Dr. Samuel Press ' intimate account of last year ' s ecumenical conferences in Great Britain was met with an enthusiastic welcome. Sunday morning matins, instituted by the S. C. A., have now become a regular part of Elmhurst College religious tradition. The cabinet guiding the ])rogram for the year consisted of Helmuth Kehle, president; Euth Davis, vice-president; Dor- othy Braun, secretary; and Laverne Daudermann, treasurer. Professor 11. .1. Sander rendered counsel as faculty advisor. Pays Hixty Pre-The Society The pre-theologicar groii]( of Elmhurst College students is no longer an organized society, but its members keep in touch with each other by means of frequent informal gatherings. The active membership of the group is little more than half the total enrollment of i)re-ministefial candidates, since individual guidance chats with upper-classmen and faculty members have largely replaced the older type of organized gatherings. Since the group has dispersed its formal organization, its only leadership is a steering committee, consisting of three student members and a faculty adviser; its purpose for existence is entirely dependent upon the interests, needs, and sharing contributions of its members. During the current year the steering committee has consisted of Valter Fischer, chairman; Laverne Daudermann and Lester Dresch, student members : and Dr. Paul Lehmann. faculty adviser. Through the efforts of the Pre-The members and the relig- ious life committee, prominent religious leaders have been brought to the campus from time to time to talk to the pros- pective ministers and to lead discussion groups on theological problems. The student members of the grouj) meet infor- mally as often as occasion warrants to discuss problems that have arisen in the lives of its individual members. Under the guidance of Dr. Paul Lehmann, these discussions have ser ' ed as more or less of a melting pot for diversified opinions. The chief aim of the group is to give opportunity for in- dividual expression and group discussion in order that there may be a sharing of experiences among students who are to enter into the common field of Christian service Page Sixty-one Elmhurst College has alwiiys i ' elt a serious limitation — the iiiadequae} ' of tlie eaiupus j)uhlications as media for the expression of student opinion. The Elm Bark has never been able to afford suflieient space for giving attention to matters of controvers} ' ; other publications are Ijy necessity given to other purposes. In order to remedy tlie situation, several students conceived the idea of experiuK nting Avitli the publication of a mimeogra])h( ' d magazine (le ' oted to the presentation of all varieties of student and faculty o])inion. Symbolic of the character of the magazine Mas tlie title, " The Elmliurst College Forum. " Thus in Novemljcr, a])peared the first issue of the " Forum. ' ' Its editorial ])olicy was liljeral and inclusive. Its pages contained a diversity of articles relating to camjms matter, culture, and public affairs. In suljsequent months changes of staff and policy were undergone until tlie Forum had established itself in the most logical form. It remained true to its original endeavor to serve as a forum of varying opinion, but editorially it adojited a frajikly radical orientation. Its editorial staff consisted of Walter Bloesch. Frederick Plocher, Egbert Scliietinger, Leroy Setziol, and Frederick Zimmerman. With the advance of the year, the size and scope of the Forum increased steadily ; occasional illustrations added to its appearance. Short stories were printed from time to time; a short story contest had been amiounced in the initial issue of the Forum. Many contributions were received, and toward the close of the year the staff ' printed all contest entries in a s]iecial literary edition which included essays, l)Ook reviews, and poems. Considerable discussion was evoked at various times throughout the year by articles and editorials noticeable for their frankness in discussing controversial tojncs of mutual concern. The Forum Page Sixty-two The oldest and best known organization on the campus is the j Ien ' s Glee Club. This ovganization has just com- pleted a very successful 3 ' ear in its histor} under the direc- tion of Waldemar B. Hille, who returned after a 3 ' ear ' s leave of absence on a jNTew York concert tour. While in New York, Mr. Hille procured for the organization a collection of modern music which makes the repertoire of the grouj) the best and most unique of any college or university men ' s chorus in the United States. Limited to thirty -two members, chosen after extensive try- outs, the group owes much of its excellence to the required weekly vocal instruction given individual members of the organization l)y Edward Schlundt, who also acts as tenor soloist. The modern repertoire includes Latin and German chorals, selections from the operas of Tchaikowsky and Costa as well as four choruses from the modern Eussian opera, " And Quiet Flows tlie Don, " by Dzejinski. Four Xegro Songs of Protest with arrangements by Mr. Hille comjirise another un- usual contribution to its musical program, which AA 1 L is augmented with Christmas and Easter music from the works of Handel and Bach. The glee club performed for several Chicago and suburl:)an churclies throughout the year, it sang over a National Broadcasting Company jietwork originatiaig in Chicago, and the or- ganization scheduled two tours during the lOo -lOSS season. Assisting Director Hille in the management of the organization were IJicliard Kessler, president ; Emil Stahlhut. vice-president ; Robert Happel, business manager; Paul Schmidt, assistant business manager : Laverne Daudermann, secretary-treasurer : and Cornelius Loe -. accompanist. Pafje Sixty-three Chapel Choir Although it contributes more to the student l)ody as a whole thau does any other organi- zation, the Chapel Choir is the eam])us grou]) most taken for granted. Its neverfailing con- tribution to the Tuesday and Thursday chai)el services would certainly l)e missed. The Choir is the only mixed choral organization on the campus, and a])pears only on the cam}nis, with the exception of the opening Lenten service at St. Peter " s Church in Ehnhurst. The personnel of the choir is chosen from the Men ' s and Women ' s C41ee Clubs, and represents a very versatile organi- zation. It is limited to five basses, four tenors, four altos, and five sopranos. Although the choir is handicai)ped with only a single available rehearsal a week, its rei)ertoire is varied, colorful, and unusual. During the season just past a new note was added to its program as the choir sang anti])hons at one service a week during the major part of the year. These antiphons were chosen to blend with the religious worshi]) program of the year, and were a very inspiring part of the services. Ordinarily appearing twice a week, the choir sang three times a week during the Lenten season, presenting a])])ropri- ate responses, anthems, and antiphons for these occasions. Directed by Waldemar B. Hille and accomjianied on the chapel organ bv Wray Finnemore, the Chajiel Choir did much toward the enriching and beautifying these morning deN otionals. Dr. Paul Lehmann, through his vital interest in this work, and by his cooperation with the musical forces, has done much to make the Chapel Choir feel the true s])iritual significance of its musical contribution to the reirular college services. Page Sixty-four Women s Glee Club The Women ' s Glee Club was somewhat handicapped early in the year owing to the difficulty in obtaining a competent and loyal accompanist. However, after Miss Jean Pulse was selected, the difficulty was eliminated and progress was more evident. Since then the chorus has per- fected a repertoire including Italian, German, and Eussian numbers as well as anthems and negro spirituals. After a year ' s absence Mr. Waldeniar Hille is again back as conductor. He selected members at the beginning of the school year l)y means of rigid try-outs, being assisted in this duty l)y j Ir. Edward Schlundt. Soon he presented two lists of names to the women, one list being com])osed of the regu- lar members and the other of the associate members. The girls must maintain a high scholastic average to remain eligible for membershi]i. Early in tlie year the chorus presented a series of success- ful concerts in Chicago and Elmhurst. The annual Spring tour was a trip through the East, presenting concerts in (iarv, Detroit, Sandusky, Mansfield, Zanesville, C olumbus, Tiffin, and Heidelberg College. The Women ' s Sextet gathered honors on various tours, and it had a distinctive re]iertoire of IMotets and Fadrigals. IMembers of the Sextet were Dorothy Graham, Eeba Burrows, Dorothy Kross, Helen IJomanofsky, Katherine Klick, and I ' utli Westerl:)eck. Miss Dorothy Graham has been so])rano soloist of the organization, Miss Jean Pulse accom- panist for the glee clul), and j Ir. Hille accompanist for the sextet. The offices have l)een occupied by Euth Schmidt as president, Dawn Drynan as secretary, and Euth Davis as l)usiness manager. Page Sixty-five College Theater Since the founding of the College Theater, this organ- ization has always been one of the most popular of cam- pus societies. This popular- ity is due in part to its limited membership and its rigid initial requirements. Jfew members are admitted only on an apprenticeship basis, and must show their interest in the field by par- ticipating in certain re- quired hours of work in any field of the theater. The officers of the Thea- ter during this year were : John Thorsen, president : Walter Plassman, secretary- treasurer ; Dawn Drynan, program chairman ; Harry Vernon, business manager ; Daniel Mabee, assistant business manager ; and Car- ole Long, refreshment chairman. In the absence of Professor C. C. Arends, regular faculty advisor and director, on leave at Northwestern University, John Thorsen was appointed acting director, and served the club very well in that capacity. The two major productions of the group this year were " The Pot Boiler, " a one-act comedy presented for the homecoming crowd, and " Death Takes a Holiday, " which ])layed to two capacity houses during the s])ring. The College Theater ' s activities are not confined to the ])resentation of plays. Drama in its many forms is the main interest of the club. The theater parties, in which the members and guests go in a group to attend some outside production, are a ])0i)ular feature. ' Storm Over Patsy, " given by the Goodman Theater, was seen this year. The Theater was fortunate in procuring several unusual speakers for its monthly meetings. Various phases of the theater Avere discussed, and the members received practical cx])erience in costuming, make-uji, scenery building, and production work, as well as acting. In the absence of a regular drama course in the college curriculum, the woi ' k of the College Theater is providing an excellent substitute. With the return next year of its regular director, the TheatcT ' can look forward to a new peak. Paye Sixty-six Elms The Elms staff is embarking on a well- earned vacation after a 3 ' ear of trying epi- sodes which very often threatened the pos- sibility of a punctual publication of the annual. The finished yearbook represents many long hours of tedious work under poor lighting and working conditions. Fortu- nately next year ' s staff will not be handi- capped by the same conditions, as the college workmen have just completed a more modern othce for future Elms staffs. The art theme of this book originated with the editor, and the Elms staff is confident that tills idea is new and has never been used in any yearbook before. As will be noticed, the 1938 Elms has deemed it expedient to follow the lead of the 1937 p]lms in presenting the spring sports of last year, 1937, instead of the cur- rent year, 1938. This policy was followed because the annual goes to press prior to the opening of the spring sport seasons, and the Elms staff believed it advisable to have a complete record of spor ts availa1)le. About twice a week the Elms room would undergo a thorough cleaning, but an hour later the workroom would again assume the ap- pearance of any newspaper office. It is not until one has worked in such an office that he realizes all the time that can be absorbed m write-ups, measuring details, spilling ink, smell- ing glue, budgeting and re-lnidgeting, selecting ]iictures, and parceling copy off to the engraver or publisher. The Elms staff ' was composed of Warren Mellin, editor ; Robert Grunewald, managing editor ; Theodore Kross, busi- ness manager : Burdette Stauffenberg, advertising manager ; George Knapp and Frank Nardi, advertising assistants ; William Heise, circulation manager ; Dawn Drynan and Eve- lyn Mareneck, art editors ; Hans Nottrott, photographer ; La Verne Solberg, typist ; and Eleanor JManke, Cornelius Loew, Barnhard Schierhorn, Egbert tSchietinger, and Arnold Herr- mann, Avrite-up staff ' . Experience along the lines of layout, design, art work, advertising, and literary effort has l)een aff ' orded meml)ers of the Elms staff, and it was generally agreed that the time involved was well spent. The Elms staff appeals to your artistic tem])eranient in presenting you this edition of the 1938 Elms. Page Sixty-seven Graduation Tlie most lntl(•i])atP(l event in anyone ' s college life is grad nation — the (■ cnt which reqnires mo.st jireparation, yet in itself I ' eijuires very little time to accom])lish its purpose — the con- ferring of hard earned degrees. Each year the student looks eagerly for yard to the summer vacation, and at the close of summer he is equally eager to return to school to renew old friendships and resume studies. Yet as he reaches the threshold of his fourth vacation he is somewhat reluctant to hid fai ' ewell to familiar faces, to Old Main, and to the spreading elm trees. The procession from the college campus to St. Peter ' s Evangelical Church is hotli picturesque and im])ressive as, under the arch of elms, the throng mo es slowly forwai ' d. their hearts pounding wildly as they near the close of their student days. And as the jjrocession liles down the aisle of the church, filled to capacity, the hearts of the audience race just as madly. Page Sixtii-e iili1 le v " ■ He only o»e f ....a tWat in an - Some l eoV pl.,,sxcal iunumeraWe 0 . , artistic ex- pvessioB ot tlu ; , ,,,,g boa, ,,,,e -t.- -t - r::: :e::auetoei-- )V wo « are not in college ' l f staAente «« ' ,,,„rf«8l v««lte »t l ' ° „e been So»»» " »,ticil«nt; »1» 0 cl« ««« t « e.«.8- SPORTS Football When the 1937 football season began, hopes were high for a successful Pirate team. Coach " Pete " Langhorst had a veteran for every position, and he also had several ])romising new men. However the Pirates also faced the stitt ' est sched- ule ever attempted by an Elmliurst eleven, and so the fact that Elmhurst won only three games while losing three and tying two wasn ' t so bad. Illinois Wesleyan managed to crack through a stubljorn Pirate defense in the last five minutes of play to score the only touchdown of a really hard-fought game. The Pirate offense had difficidty in penetrating through an excellent jMethodist line, and had only slightly less trouble in round- ing the Wesleyan ends. The passing attack of Elmhurst was too wild to ])e efTective. The fact that Elmhurst lost only 6-0 to one of the l)est teams in the conference caused sjiorts writers in the Chicago area to give more than a little atten- tion to the heretofore ignored Pirate eleven. ' With the score seven to nothing in favor of De Kalb. Bill TSohle got loose late in the second period for a seventy-four-yard run for a touchdoM-]i. I)on Jepsen came into the game and booted the place kick to tie the score. From then on neither team was al)le to penetrate the twenty-vard I " ■ . , • - ' line of the other. , . Don Eosback and Bob Lueschke, Pi- rate ends, and Art Dreusicke, Fresh- man fullback, were outstanding on de- fense for the Pi- rates. The scheduled game with Wright College was can- celled by the Chi- cagoans. It seems as though they were scared out by the showing of the Pirates in the Illi- nois Wesleyan game. Elmhurst de- feated ]STorth Cen- tral for the first time in the history Coach Langhorst, Trautnei-, Hakewill, Bauniann, Tronipeter, Coach Hansen, Manager Plassman Paxton, Wedemeyer, Bohle, Dreusicke, Eiszner, Strobel, Bucholz .Icpsen, Herrmann, Briggeman, Vernon, Hotle, Henncssy, Troyke, Zapler Royer, Lindeman, Klipfel, Tiemann, Platz, Heise, Stefien Prige tiixty-nine Robert Briggeman Robert Leuschke HenrL| Bucfiolz Harry Vernon Arnold Herr LioLjd Paxton I Arthur Dreusicke of comi)etition Ijetween the two schools. Hank Bucholz tossed a ]jass to Captain Bob Leuschke for the only score of the game. However, Elmhurst completely outplayed the Cardinals, and it was only luck that kept the score down. Jack Eisz- ner made a couple of thrilling runs to put the Pirates in scoring position, and Bol) Briggeman played a dandy game at tackle for the Pirates. Yheaton College Ijrought a sur|)risingly aoforressive team to the Elmhurst Home- coming and Avent back home on the toj) end of a 7-6 score. Bill Bohle made a forty-eight-yard run on a lateral pass from Bol) Leuschke to score the Pirate touchdown. Another touchdown was made by the Pirates, l)ut it was called back by the referee who stated that the passer was less than five yards from the line of scrimmage when he threw the pass. Moving pictures later proved that the decision was incorrect, but by that time it was too late to reverse the decision. It was in this game that Bob Leuschke ])roke his hand; a fact which kept him out of all but one of the remaining games. It was also Bill Wedemeyer ' s last game for Elmhurst ; he was forced to leave school because of financial difficulties. Bill was only a freshman, but he liad already established him- self as a capable backfield man. Although Elm- hurst was outplayed by Carthage, they upset the Eed Birds with Hank Bucholz ' s pass to Don Eosback in the second quar- ter. Don Jepsen booted the extra point. The final score was 7-0. Elmhurst whipped Page Seventy Walter Plas man Page Seventy-one the hapless Aurora eleven 43 to 0 for their third and final victory of the season. Bohle was the fea- tured star of the game. He scored four touchdowns, Au Buchon, a re- serve back, made the seventh touchdown on a short run in the final period. Bill Heise made the only extra point of the game on a quarter- back sneak in the last quarter. The game was nothing more than a scrim- mage for the Pirates ; even the second team was able to outplay the Aurora eleven. The powerful St. Joseph team came from College ille, Indiana, to con- front the Pirates with a surprisingly tricky Notre Dame style olfense. The game proved to be the thriller of the season, the final score being 13 to 13. Dreusicke and Bohle scored for the Pirates on short dashes. On both occasions the ball was put into scoring position as a result of long- sustained drives down the field. Elmhurst picked up 383 yards to 361 by St. Joseph. In the final game of the season at State Normal University, the Elmhurst eleven was surprisingly resistant. Jack Eiszner thrilled the crowd with a ninety- three yard run. Jack caught a Nor- mal punt on the Elmhurst two-yard line, and by following excellent blocking he got all the way to the Normal five-yard line before he was stopped. Art Dreusicke smashed over for the Pirate score. How- ever, the Pirates were unable to break through the stiff Normal defense, and thus they lost the final game of the season by the score of 13 to 6. Dona d Jepsen ■ ' ' ' i " John Hennessy Eldred Strobel Jack Eiszner Donald Rosback ntone Hofle W lliam Bohle SoM e Zapler 9 42 Basketball scored eleven points. Scliles- Coaches Pete Langhorst and Ilarro Hansen had l)ut two experienced men at the outset ol ' the season, and all indica- tions pointed to another losing Pirate Ijaskethall team. How- ever the veterans Schlesinger and Eiszner proved to be a good nucleus for a winning combination. Their steady dependable play was a great aid to the newcomers, Dreusicke, Hakewill, and Schoettle. Before the season was completed, Pirate fans were convinced that the famine years in l :imhurst basketball were over. The squad went on to win eight out of fifteen games to give Elmhurst a better than a erage ])ercentage for the first time in many years. In the first game of the season tiie Pirates went on a twentv-nine point scoring spree in the second half to com- ])letely subdue ] Iorton College by the score of 45-1:0. It was in this game that Schoettle gave warning that he Avas going to be a better than average hoopster. The Hadiana sophomore inger was high point man with a total of fifteen points. In the Wheaton game the C rusaders overcame a six point Pirate lead in the final four minutes and went on to win 43-37. Hakewill led the Pirate scorers with thirteen points, and Schoettle scored nine points to rank second. Concordia was the victim of a clever Pirate defense while Schlesinger. Schoettle, and Eiszner found the Lutherans ' basket to their liking. Elmhurst won 28-19. The Pirates made it two straight by upsetting a favorite De Kalb team. 42-28. Schoettle was high point man while Eiszner and Schlesinger were right behind him i]i the scoring column. Hakewill and Dreusicke were outstanding in playing the backboard. Xorth Central mutilated the Pirates, Avin- ning 61-28, and thus stopped the Pirates ' Avin- ning streak at two games. Schoettle and HakcAvill scored most of the fcAv points accu- mulated by the Pirates. Little Aurora College just missed upsetting the Pirates ' applecart one January night. The scared Pirates finally Avon 34-33 ; three men, Schoettle, HakeAvill, and Dreusicke tied for Pirate scoring lionors. Elmhurst defeated Mihvaukee Engineers 31-28 in a thrilling and unusually rough bat- tle. Schoettle again stole the scoring honors, but it Avas Lmbeck ' s field goal in the last minute of play that decided the game. Elmhurst fought an eA ' en battle Avith Ar- mour Tech until the last three minutes, and then the Technicians put on a scoring exhibi- V m Page Seventy-two Coach Hansen, Manager Dauderniann, Coach Langhorst Avery, Schweer, Royer, Biermann, Grunewald Bohle, Dalhaus, Edwards, Umbeck Schoettle, Schlesinger, Hakewill, Eiszner, Dreusicke tion that made the Pirates look silly. Armour won 44-35. Art Dreusicke was the top Pirate scorer in this game. De Ivalb Teachers got revenge for their early season defeat by spilling the Pirates 30-26. I either team appeared to have any real scoring power; Jack Eiszner Avas high point man by making nine out of ten free throws. Carthage handed the Pirates their third straight setback, winning 3(3-21. Schoettle and Hakewill shared the Pirate scoring honors. Bob Leuschke, veteran Pirate guard, made his first appearance of the season in this game, replacing the ineligilile Art Dreusicke. Concordia and Aurora offered the Pirates i)ut little resistance, and as a result Elmhurst won two straight. Schlesinger and Schoettle paced the Pirates to a 40 to 29 victory over Concordia, and Sclioettle and Hakewill were the leading Pirate scorers in the Aurora game, which Elmhurst won 41 to 33. Elmhurst won its eighth game of the season from George Williams, 39-16, by bombarding the George Williams basket in the second half. Schoettle was again high point man. Elmhurst scared North Central in the first half at the sec- ond meeting between these schools, but soon the Cardinals turned on the power and outran Elmhurst to a 53-23 victory. The second AVheaton-Elmhurst basketball game was a typi- cal one, being hard-fought ; however Wheaton emerged the victor, winning 53-44. Bob Leuschke a]:)peared for the last time in a Pirate uniform, playing a grand defensive game. At the close of the season it was found that Schoettle led the scoring with a total of 132 points, while Schlesinger scored 115 points, Eiszner scored 90 points, and Hakewill totaled 85 points. Page Seventy-three Track The Pirate thinclads opened the indoor season at the newly inaugurated Midwest Invita- tional Ueet which was held at North Central. Two members of the Elmhurst squad managed to place in the stiff competition. Irv Camerer, the Pirate distance star, placed third in the two-mile, and Eoyer earned a fifth in the quarter-mile. In the annual indoor meet with Armour Tecli, Zappler, a freshman shot putter, broke the oldest of Elmhurst ' s track records with a heave of forty feet, five inches. Captain Hilander was high point man in the meet by winning the seventy-yard low hurdles, placing second in the seventy-yard high hurdles, and placing second in the high jump. However, the Technicians were stronger in most of the other events, and Elmhurst lost 51-44. Minus the services of Irv Camerer, defending indoor and outdoor conference champion, the Pirates were unal)le to get anywhere in the conference indoor meet; as a result they trailed the field. In the first outdoor meet of the season the Pirates lost to Armour Tech, 771 2 to 581 2. The Engineers took eight first places to six for the Pirates. Camerer and Harry Vernon, Pirate distance men, turned in outstanding performances. In the triangular meet with Wheaton and North Central the Pirates nosed out the Crusaders to place second. Xorth Central had 91 points, Elmhurst 7114, and Wheaton 56I 2. Harry Vernon won the mile ; Zappler won the shot put ; and Platz won the half-mile to star for Elmhurst. The Pirates sunk Loyola University by a score of 83 to 49. Pirates scoring wins were : Camerer in the mile, Nottrott in Pape Seventy-foiir the 410, Bohle in the 100, Hihmder in the high hurdles, Platz in the 880, Eosback in the 220. Vernon in the two-mile, Jepson in the javelin and discus, and Loew in the l)road jump. Elmhurst defeated Wheaton by one point in the anual dual meet between the two schools, the score being 66 to 65. Bohle was the star of the meet with firsts in both the 100 and 220. Potyen won the pole vault ; Captain Hilander won the low hurdles and was second in the highs; and Nottrott scored an upset by winning the 440 from Patterson, " Wheaton star. The fifth annual Elmhurst Intercollegiate Invitational Track and Field Meet was won by De Kalb, who nosed out N orth Central, four times winner, by two points. Illinois Wesleyan was the only other school close to the leaders. Six records were broken and three were tied during the afternoon. Elmhurst was far behind in the meet, scoring only five points. Zappler ' s third in the shot put and Camerer ' s fourth in the two mile accounted for the Pirates ' points. This Invitational Meet was started by John " Moon " Holden, a former Elmhurst track star and coach. " Moon " also had much to do with the running of this year ' s meet, acting as an able assistant to Coach Lang- horst. The Invitational Meet is the gala athletic event of the year at Elmhurst; two hundred and fifty-eight athletes, representing seventeen colleges, competed in the meet. In the annual conference outdoor meet, Elmhurst ended in eleventh place, scoring the small total of only five points. Irv Camerer ran his final race for Elmhurst, and although he was ex])ected to win the two mile for the second successive year, he lacked his final steady sprint ; as a result he had to content himself with a third. Jerry Platz was the only other Pirate to place in the meet ; he took a fourth in the half-mile. Jerry was a dependable scorer during the season, and his consistent success was largely responsible for the fact that he was elected captain for the coming year. Page Seventy-five Tennis Coach Aremls (lid the impossihlo aoaiii ! Startiiifi- the sea- son without an experienced man. he d( ' veh)])ed a tennis team composed of freshmen into one of tlie toiigliest c(»ml)inations in the conference. It is true that the team lost most of its matches and that victories were rather scarce, hut the per- formances of some of the men in their individual play made it a]i])arent that l)y next year Elmhurst would be back in the winning column in tennis. By the way, this was the only season Coach Arends has ever had a losing team. Dan Mabee, who played in the number one position from the start of the season, was Coach Arends ' most promising man. It has been predicted that in another year Dan will l)e one of the best in the Little Xineteen. Mabee lost very few single matches during the season, which means that he was defeating the best that the other schools had to offer. Twice during the season Dan defeated Groom of Xorth Central, who was last year ' s confer- ence champion. The first defeat was in a match l:ietween Elmhurst and Xorth Central ; Dan won easily, 6-1 and 6-3. Groom offered Mabee stiffer competition in the district tournament, but again Dan won, this time in three sets, 6-2, -±-6, and 7-5. Cords, who played the nimiber two position, also turned in some creditable performances. Cords was not as good, nor was he as sensational as Mabee, but he played steady, consistent tennis, and he won the gTeater share of his singles matches. Caldwell and Au Buchon rounded out the squad, ])laying the num- ber three and num- ber four positions respectively. Both of these men were inexperienced when the season began ; as a result they m a cT e the usual errors. However, they improved as " the season pro- gressed, and since " " ' 9 $..,,- ' thejr were only freshmen, much can be expected of them in the next Mabee, Au Buchon, Marsh, Caldwell, Cords three VCarS Blinn • ' Pafje Seventy-six All Buchon played one of the longest sets in college tennis when he turned back Ekstrom of North Central 1 8-16. lie then went on to win the next set and consequently the match, with the comparatively easy 6-3 score. The main Aveakness of the squad was its inability to win the doubles matches. 3Iany meets were lost or at best tied because of the failure of both doubles teams to win. Dan Mabee was the only Pirate to qualify for the conference championship playoff. Al- though he failed to win the championship, he turned in a good performance and gave warn- ing that he Avould be back next year. One of the features of the season was the challenge made by Bauer and Leuschke that they could defeat the varsity doubles combinations. After much talk they were matched against Au Buchon and Caldwell, and surprisingly enough the chal- lengers won. Coach Arends then invited them to play as the number two doubles team, and they accepted. Although they didn ' t Avin in the matches they played, they did turn in creditable performances. Four men were awarded letters. They were Dan Mabee, number one singles and doubles player ; Chords, number tAvo singles and number one doubles players ; Jerry CaldAvell, num- ])er three singles and number tAvo doubles player ; and Au Buchon, number four singles and number tAvo doubles man. All in all, it looks as though next year Avill be a big year for the Pirate netters, for all four lettermen Avere fresh- men, and the experience of this past year should develop these men into a Avinning combination. Page Sevenly-seven X Baseball Elmlmrst came out on tlie short end of an 8 to 2 score in the season ' s o].ener against De ] ' alb The game was phiyed in a sea ol mud. and the defeat didn ' t give much m.lR-ation of the true ability of the Pirates. Bud Stoerker liurled the entire game for Ehnhurst, and Stoerker, Krueger, and Happel were the only Pirates to get hits. In the next game Concordia College defeated the Pirates ?, to 2 in a fourteen inning struggle. " Schoolboy " Luehmann pitched a stellar game for Ehnhurst, but his teammates were unable to bunch their hits for the much-needed runs. Armour Tech handed the Pirates their third straight de- feat, pounding out eighteen hits and scoring a total of elex en runs. Ehnhurst was able to score only five runs. Dick Lueh- mann was blasted out of the box after Elmhurst had estab- lished a five-run lead. Elmhurst spanked North Central 8 to -i, thus ending the three game losing streak. Effective pitching by Dick Lueh- mann and hits when they counted were responsible for the Pirate victory. AMieaton knocked the Pirates all over the lot to win 12 to 2. Nothing that Dick Luehmann had to offer seemed to bother the Crusader sluggers, and Doug Johnson of Wheaton held the Pirates in tow. Pat e Seventy -eight Manager Rockwell, Luehniann, Vertovec, Coach Hansen Kniker, Stoerkei-, Krueger, Happel Lockman, Dalhaus, Grunewald, Fuller, Steffen Armour added another victory to its list by trouncing Elmhurst 12 to 3. Paul Jans, who took the mound for the Pirates, had trouble with his control ; he was followed by Luehmann, Krueger, and Dalhaus, who were also unable to stop the Armour hit parade. Wally Bloesch, star shortstop, was called in to help the Pirates " tottering mound staff. He pitched Elmhurst to a 9-8 victory over AVheaton, and along with the victory went his arm. From that day on Wally suffered a sore arm. Evidently the Wheaton victory made the Pirates a bit cocky. At any rate they were unable to stop jSTorth Central ' s Crusaders. J [ine errors and poor pitching gave North Cen- tral a 13 to 5 victory. Aurora College did not prove to be a soft spot for the Pirates. Bud Stoerker was pounded out of the l:)Ox early in the game, and relief pitching by Jans and Luehmann failed to salvage the game. The Pirates were seen at their worst with errors, ineffective hitting, and poor pitching. It wasn ' t as bad a season as some of the scores and defeats may have made it seem. The team as a whole was inexperi- enced, and during the season several promising ball players were developed. Dahlhaus proved to be the find of the season. He led the team in hitting, and he was a good outfielder. Since he was only a freshman Elmhurst has plenty to expect from him. Bloesch played his usual good game at short, and Steffen settled down to become a good performer at second. Bob Grunewald developed into a better than average catcher. Some of the others, such as Bob Happel, outfielder; Earl Krueger, third baseman ; Orrin Lockman, first baseman ; " Motz " Knicker, outfielder ; and Frank Ver- tovec, outfielder, also turned in some creditable performances. Page Seventy -nine ' Men ' s Intramurals There was a thrilling inti ' aniural raei ' during the 193T football season; interest was high, and a great deal of class spirit was evidenced. The sophomores won the title Avhen they held the runneruj) junior team to a ()-( tie in the sea- son ' s final. The juniors needed the victory to tie the so])hs for the title. The freshmen, after starting slowly, finished ahead of the hopeless seniors. 0]ae of the features of the football season M-as the game during Homecoming in which the league-leading sophs tied the intramural cham ])ions of last year 0-0. The sophs ' oppo- nents were memljers of the liJ37 alumni. By winning every one of their fifteen games the seniors won the intramural basketball chamj)ionshi]) in a roni]). For the greater part of the season they wei-e far aliead of the rest of the field. Everyone in the senior class that donned a uniform was given a chance to play. The Soph Eeds finislied of the leaders. Next in order were the Fi ' osh Greens, Frosli W % ' iff. second, l)eing five games in hack bites, Juniors, and Soph JUues. A powerful faculty volleyball team had little difficulty in capturing the intramural title in this sport. They would have finished the season undefeated if they hadn ' t forfeited their last two games. The sophs were second, juniors third, the seniors fourth, and the freshmen last. The con- clusion of the volleyball and basketball schedule completed Fred AVeltge " s term as intramural man- ager. The annual interclass t r a e k m e e t was held again this year. The so])homores, scoring 971 2 points, took first place. oo ])oints earned the jun- iors a second place, and the seniors and freshmen bi ' ought up the rear with 4 3 1 2 and 30 points re- spectively. Page Eighty Wo men ' s Intramurals Women ' s intramurals are less organized and much less publicized than the men ' s intramurals ; as a result any specif- ically outlined resume of the past year is practically im- ])Ossible. However, in the fall the girls do ha ' e an intramural sched- ule. In prior years fields hockey battles were the focus of attention, but this year the girls indulged in soccer. (It seems as though any games which will bark shins will do.) The soccer championship evidently is a mystery, for no one seems to know what class Avon it ; perhajis there was no official championship. One thing is known for certain. Tlie sophomore girls are the intramural basketball champs. As a matter of fact, they ha e captured the title two years in succession. The meml)ers of the championship basketball team get free sweaters, so basketball must be the major sport as far as women are concerned. This year the sophomore girls also played a girls ' team representing Chicago Xormal. They won that encounter 8 to 4. They were trimmed by a group of ladies from Wheaton College, but it was a good game, the score being 13 to 8. In the spring tennis is the sport at which the women take a stab. Some of the Elmhurst girls are fairly good, too. Buck and Auer played in a tournament over at North Central, and, playing as a doubles team, they scored a win over Aurora College, but lost to Illinois Normal. It has become an an- nual custom for a squad of Elmhurst girls to meet a squad from North Central in a tennis match. Some of our girls also entered a swimming- meet at North Central, but lack of practice spelled defeat. Page Eighty-one Page Eighty-three In the past sixty-seven years of Elmhurst College history, the clock atop the tower of Old Main has ticked away many, many hours. Each June a certain number of young men and women graduate with a fine background of living and learning. The time has come for you to investigate Elmhurst College and learn what it can do for you. For complete information, write Director of Admisstoxs, Elmhurst College. Elmhurst, Illinois. Page Eiyhty -four Ifs Delicious Here ' s the Place! That ' s what is said of a sundae or a soda served at KEELER ' S, whicli is a popular place and alwa3 ' s has a friendly crowd. Stop in for lunch at KEELER ' S, purchase some delicious home-made candy, or try a soda or sundae and see if you don ' t say the same. KEELER ' S is located at ILS X. York Street. The beauty spot of the Fox River Valley holds one of America ' s most distinctive hotels, the BAKER HOTEL, in St. Charles, Illinois. The BAKER HOTEL has a spa- cious dining room where only the best food is served, and also private rooms for special parties and conventions. The main dining room is noted for miles around for its beau- tiful, unique, and highly impressive glass floor for dancing, under which colored lights are located. The effect of the diffusion of these colored lights through the floor lends an air of enchantment to the atmosphere; dancing, watching an excellent floor show, and eating is enjoyed by young and old alike. The hotel rooms are modern throughout and provide every convenience of the model home. For complete information call St. Charles 2100. Page Eighty-five Dependability Dependability and excellent service is the watch-word of ROBILLAED ' S— Elmhurst ' s leading funeral home. Mr. Eohillard, who personally has l:)een an active memljer of the Elmhurst community for a number of years, has also taken a great interest in Elmhurst College. Save That Check! The Elms is proud to present the ELM- HUKST SIWTE BANK. Located at lOo S. York Street, the bank has served the people of Elmhurst for the past forty-five years. The ELMHURST STATE BAJsHv is a bank of de])endable service and of long standing both with the college and with the people of Elmhurst. If you want to put some of that " hard earned cash " away for safe keeping, entrust it to the ELMHUEST STATE BANK. You can be sure that your money is safe here, and because the bank is centrally located, it is easily reached from any part of Elmhurst. EDEN SEMINARY Graduate School of Theology of the Evangelical axd Eefor ied Cnur.cn Open to Students of AU Denominations S. D. PRESS, PRESIDENT 475 E. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, Mo. Page Eighty-six Just What We Need! This exclamation was made by several of the college fel- lows while looking for a part for their machine. SOTJKUP ' S HAEDWABE COMPANY carries a complete line of sup- plies and household appliances, and these can be had for amaz- ingly small amounts. They handle only the best lines of refrigerators, tools, glassware, and the much needed summer ' s gardening supplies. If you are out shopping some afternoon or evening, stop in at SOUK- UP ' S and look around. No doubt you will find just what you liave l)een looking for in other places, but because you failed to try S ' OUKUP ' S you couldn ' t get the article. You will be able to shop and save at SOUKUP ' S, for here you receive the greatest values Avith your purchase. Located at 116 N. York Street, this firm is willing and capable to give anyone fast and courte- ous delivery service if called upon. Just phone Elmhurst 8 and find out for yourself. This Is the Life! To go to Elmhurst College and to be able to eat at the ELMHURST milUi COM- PANY — just a few short blocks off the campus — is not a privilege that all can en- joy. Lunches, sodas, hot and cold drinks, drugs, stationery, and magazines are avail- able there at reasonable prices. The ELM- HUE ST DEUG COMPANY is located at 101 S. York Street in the Elmhurst Bank Tiblg., and its phone number is Elmhurst 5. Shop at Sears and Save Here we see a view of the new store that SEAES opened at Second and N. York Streets this fall. If there is anything in the line of furnish- ings that you need, go to SEAES, where you will be treated with courteous service and will l)e promptly waited upon by clerks to aid you in making your purchase. Their slogan is " Shop at Sears and Save. " This new store is a noteworthy addition to Elm- hurst, and should progress rapidly. Page iJighty-seven line of cloth ini;- I-IKSSE ' S has it. tliat How about a Tie? Our snooping |) li 0 t 0 g r a p h e r s t e ]) ]) e d into HES.SE ' S. 130 X. York Street, the other afternoon and caught our Elms editor. Warren Mel- Vm. in the " |)roeess of purchasing a few of HESSE ' S gor- geous ties. If there is anything in tlie YOU fellows need. I Am What I Am! If Popeye had eateir meat instead of spinach, his muscles would have been much stronger, especially had he purchased his meat from JEKEY COUGHLIX ' S popular and modern market at 143 X. York. Eor quality meats, fast ser ice and dei)en(hibility, you won ' t be disappointed at COUGHLiX ' S modern market. Decide to shop at COUGH- LIX ' S today. |WE REPAIR YOUR OLD SHOES TO LOOK LIKE NEW lust the Place Anything in jewelry can be had from J. ' J. LOOKA- BAUGH, Elmhurst ' s leading jeweler and o])tician. Located at V12 XL York Street, LOOKABAUGH is a jeweler of character and reputation. Qual- ity reigns at LOOKABAITGH. Call 9jm and ask about the manv gifts available. 162 XL York Street, Elmhurst Illinois Phone 4020 Glamor for All This is what can be had from (JLLS- WAX G ' S DEPAETMEXT STOKE, 10() Park Avenue. Their shoe department, re- cently modernized, is as complete as anyone coulcl ask for, and is considered to be the best in the vicinity. OLLSWAX G ' S invites you to visit their adjoining clothing depart- ment also. Complete lines in all styles are offered l)y OLLSWAXG ' S. For Home or Office For decorating needs visit J. C. LICHT, 111 Second Street, and see his com- plete line of -wall papers, painter ' s su])plies, and art- ist ' s materials. His new store offers nothing but the best materials to his many patrons. The next time that you decide to decorate your home, call or stop in and see what LIGHT ' S has to offer. Phone Elmhurst 1242. Page liiyhty -eight PRINTERS - BINDERS JAHN OLLIER ENGRAVING CO. 817 West Washineton Blvd., Chicago, III. - Telephone MONroe 7080 Commercial Artists, Photographers and Makers of Fine Printing Plates for Black and Colors Pdye Ninety Compliments of COTTAGE HILL CAFE Catering to Parties and Banquets 117 W. First St.— Elm. 3295 THE ELM DEPAETMEFT STORE " ElmJnirst ' s Finest Store " 1-21-123 W. First St. STANDAED LUBEICATION SEEVICE Scientific Greasing F. E. Nerger, Prop.— 16-5 S. York St. E. C. POLLAED MOTOE COMPANY Clirysler and Plymoutli lotov Cars 210 North York Street BEIGHT AUTO EEPAIE CO. Studebal-er 131 Schiller St.— Elm. 980 PAGE BAEBEE BEAUTY SHOP Now at Neiv Location 125 W. First Street EOTHMEYEE COAL YAED YOEK STATE BANK 139 Vallette 529 South York Street Elmhurst, Illinois Elmhurst, Illinois Page Ninety-one Compliments of JOHX M. SMYTH COMPANY 134 X. York Street Elmhurst 3040 MICHAEL TvKOSS MILLER ' S FEUIT STOEE .4 f to rn ey at Ln iv 120 Addison Avenue 105 S. York St. Elmhurst 3064 PFUXD ELMHUEST FLOWER SHOP 139 Xorth York Street Phone 3060 " Brttn Buy Buick " MAHLER ' S DRUG STORE EL) SCHRAMM I ' -l West Park Ave. 14: W. First— Elm. Vi ' - i Phone 371 ELMHURST JEWELRY OPTICAL SHOP 152 Xorth York Street Phone 4082 Page Ninety-two
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