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1 ( ir. (Earl 3, laurr Dr. Carl Bauer, Professor of Greek, passed away Friday, February 3, 1939, after falling on an icy walk the previous day. A true scholar, he taught, dur- ing his forty-nine years at Elm- hurst, almost every subject offered. Beloved by his colleagues, his students, and all those who had occasion to know him, his pass- ing is deeply mourned by the whole college community. The 1939 Elms joins the other campus organizations in their expressions of sympathy and regret at the passing of a kind, generous, rarely-found scholar. L L I N O I S An experiment in living and learning — that, in a phrase, is Elmhurst College. The por- trayal of four hundred students, professors, and administrative officers living congenial- ly in a pleasant atmosphere, teaching each other to live gracefully, successfully, and happily and learning from each other the richer, more abundant life — that is the aim of this yearbook. An effort has been made to make this book as varied, informal, instructive, and pleasant as the life it represents. Memorial Libiary IRION C. STAUDT e ADOL ' H G. 5£ r 80L t I (HON 1-loLL — ' OfCOWO fXoOlO H 5CHMALE h. I. iUiOTT B. KOENIG T STRUa B CfiMPOELL Ift ioM Wall TmiR D Ploorj J04 HALL SOUTH HALL W. WeSTt RMANN w. Rauh 5ouTH Wall f Rj5T fiO- L. DUeSCH ff- KLIP PER £. 5T ]HLHur BOARD OF TRUSTEES — Left to right: President T. Lehmann, Mr. W. L. Woldhausen, Mr. F. W. Rasche, Mr. Henry C. Schumacher, Rev. F. H. Klemme, Rev. Julius Kircher, Rev. M. M. Schmidt, Mr. Paul Jans, Rev. F. J. Rolf, Rev. J. L. Ernst, Rev. E. R. Koch, Rev Armin Haeussler, Rev F. Frankenfeld, Rev. L. W. Goebel, Rev, J. P. Meyer, Rev. Klick. Mrs. Pauline Pister and Mrs. H. E. Schultz, Jr., missing from picture. BEHIND THE SCENES Little understood and less recognized, the Board of Trustees of Elmhurst College does its work quietly and efficiently, meeting on the campus four times a year. It meets in the Student Christian Associ- ation room in Old Hall, discussing faculty, curriculum, finances, buildings, grounds, and future plans during its day long sessions. Most of its detailed business is transacted through the executive committee, composed of Rev. Ernst, Mr. Woldhausen, Mr. Rasche, Rev. Frankenfeld, and Mrs. Pister. The officers of the board are: Rev. John L. Ernst, chairman; Rev. J. P. Meyer, vice- chairman; Rev. Erwin R. Koch, secretary; and Mr. W. L. Woldhausen, comptroller- treasurer. The other standing committees of the board and their personnel are: the faculty and curriculum committee: Rev. Frankenfeld, Rev. Meyer, Mr. Jans, and Rev. Koch; the finance committee: Rev. Kircher, Mr. Schu- macher, Mr. Woldhausen, and Rev. Rolf; the building and grounds committee: Mr. Rasche, Mrs. Pister, Rev. F. H. Klemme. The devotedness of the board to its charge is seen by the fact that three of its members have been serving for fifteen years, seven for at least ten years, and the latest members have been serving for three years. The two additional men represented in the above picture are: Dr. Goebel, the presi- dent of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and Dr. Klick, president of the Evan- gelical Synod of North America. Working side by side with the board and the college administration is the Elm- hurst-Eden Advance, the endowment office of the college. Transferred just this year from its space in the basement of the library, the E.E.A. now occupies its own office in the north end of the first floor of Old Hall. Here Mr. Earl Kircher, field director. Miss Marguerite Belz, custodian, and Mrs. Alma Schaeffer, office manager, handle corre- spondence, collect, file, and redeem pledges and the myriad other details necessary to handling the endowment campaigns for a four year liberal arts college and a three year theological seminary. ELMHURST-EDEN ADVANCE: Mrs. Alma Schaeffer. office manager and Miss Marguerite Belz, custodian. Pii( r Fourteen ADMINISTRATION The traditional bogies of a college campus — the president of the college and the deans — are in evidence also at Elm- hurst, if one believes the college directory and can read the lettering on their respec- tive office doors; but to know the people who answer to these titles at Elmhurst is to know that they belie the fearsome titles they hold. President Timothy Lehmann, serving his eleventh year as executive head of the col- lege, has the kindly, yet firm, air of a true counsellor. Always busy, he is yet never too busy to congratulate some member of the college family honored for achievement in any field, to encourage a less fortunate student, who finds college life adjustment difficult, or to advise a perplexed or dilemma- faced undergraduate. Suggestions, made valuable by years of experience, are avail- able to individuals, campus organizations, and student body for the asking. His occasional chapel addresses are in- spiring and valuable to the young men and women learning to live under as favorable conditions as the college can provide. The weekly winter teas in the president ' s home are welcome features of the social calendar and serve admirably as proving grounds for the art of social living in its more formal aspects. The deans, in direct touch with student problems through their own classes, are well fitted, both by training and personality, to guide the young men and young women of the college community to better efforts iri living and learning. Both strict disciplinarians, Dean Mueller and Dean Staudt maintained good order Dean Mueller Dean Staudt President Timothy Lehmann more by suggestion and implication than by direct command. An earnest desire to have each student reap the full reward of a good education led the deans to devote weeks at the begin- ning and end of each school year to in- coming students and to advanced ones, sug- gesting courses of study, methods of study, and plans for improvement. Dean Mueller ' s pleasant, drawlin g tones softened the hurt of his infrequent rebukes though they did not lessen their effectiveness. More welcome, of course, were the words of kindly advice available to all who needed them. Dean Staudt, Dean of Women, is a fav- orite of women and men alike. Always cheerful, she was a wonderful friend to the residents of Irion Hall. Page Fifteen f t f f « f f t f I f f ' f f . f .t f If t MEN ' S GLEE CLUB: Top row; W. Sandner, E. Krueger, P. Schmidt, R. Lange, D. Plassman, C. Rasche, W. Lithgow, R. Graves. Second row; W. Hille, director, W. Fischer, D, Riechmann, N. Roberts, E. Stalhut, H. Grunewald, R. Rasche, K. Taylor, J. Schram, S. Fuller. Third row; A. Albion, R. Bizer, V. Kreimeyer, R, Herrmann, H. Kamin, R. Fritzsche, S. Pobanz, E. Gerfen, W. Westermann, R. Klepper. Bottom tow: A. Troyke, B. Obermann, W. Rauh, T. Jones, R. Nolte, A. Van Camp, A. Kluge, R. Scheef, E. Schlundt, coach. MEN ' S GLEE CLUB For many years the Elmhurst College Men ' s Glee Club has been an outstanding organization both on and off the campus. It is widely known as a result of the tours which it makes each year. The mid-season tour began February 17, at the height of the flu epidemic. The bus became a rolling hospital, but concerts were given as scheduled in Ripon, Wisconsin, Sheboygan, Menomonee Falls, Port Wash- ington, and Monroe, all in Wisconsin. Three kinds of musical selections were presented: sacred songs, songs of the people, and choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan ' s " Patience. " The folk songs were all arrang- ed by Waldemar Hille, the director. The senior and sophomore quartets, solos by Tenor (and coach) Edward Schlundt, and piano and organ renditions by W. Hille took care of the intermissions. The senior quartet is composed of Schlundt, Kessler, Carl Rasche, and Stalhut. The sophomore quar- tet is composed of Pobanz, Biermann, Schmidt, and Troyke. The officers for the glee club during the past year were: Carl Rasche, president; Earl Krueger, vice-president; Paul Schmidt, busi- ness manager; Robert Herrmann, assistant business manager, and Robert Klepper, sec- retary-treasurer. Waldemar B. Hille, head of the music department, is the director. Ed- ward Schlundt, a glee club alumnus, is the coach, and Sam Pobanz and Walter Sand- ner serve as accompanists. A radio appearance, concerts before the student body, before the inmates at the Elgin state hospital, and before several congrega- tions helped to fill up time in between prac- tices, and a post-season tour through the East, with New York as the main stop, is the principal objective. Attendance at rehearsals four evenings a week, voice lessons weekly, and diligent efforts on the part of all members of the glee club are required and account for the well- earned reputation the men ' s glee club possesses. Page Tiventy WOMEN ' S GLEE CLUB — Top row; V. M. Clark, G. Brydges, M. Hausam, C. Koerner, G. Seybold, C. Long, A. W. Vernon T Strub. Second row: R. Burrows, B. Whitaker, J. Cleland, H. Heidemann, ]. Sherman, M. Berger, R. WesterlDeck, D. Kross. Bottom row: H. Gustafson, Jean Pulse, V. von Pelchrzim, O. Haddad, L. Deiters, Janice Pulse, A. Boehm, R. Klick. SINGING LADIES The Women ' s Glee Club spent a very busy year, giving concerts at the Elgin State Hospital, and others at both the Homecom- ing revue and the musicale, in chapel be- fore the student body, at St. Peter ' s Evan- gelical Church in Elmhurst during the Lenten season, at various times throughout the year at various Chicago churches, and the annual concert tour which this year took them through three states. Leaving Friday, April 21, the women gave a concert that evening at Crown Point, Indiana, the next day at Belleville, Illinois, and three concerts Sunday: at Columbia, Illinois, and two at St. Louis. Monday the Glee Club sang at Waterloo, Illinois; on Tuesday, April 25, they entertained a large crowd at Centralia, Illinois, and Wednesday evening their final concert was given at Aurora. Director Waldemar Hille wrote some of the music for the repertory and arranged much of the rest, which included folk songs, mountain songs, religious numbers, and German pieces. Soloists were Dorothy Kross and Mary Hausam, and the duet of Reba Burrows and Viola Mae Clark gave several numbers. Jean Pulse was the accompanist for the second successive year. The annual spring concert was given Sunday, May 14, at the college for students and the Elmhurst citizenry. Officers for the year were: Ruth Wester- beck, president; Alev W. Vernon, vice-presi- dent; Reba Burrov s, secretary-treasurer; Dorothy Kross, business manager, and Waldemar Hille, director. Page Tujcnty-onc THE CHAPEL CHOIR The Elmhurst College Chapel Choir, the only mixed chorus on the campus, has pro- gressed this past year in both quantity and in quality. In contrast to its initial member- ship of sixteen singers, the choir now has thirty members. Membership in the choir is entirely voluntary, and is carefully chosen, chiefly, though not necessarily, from the membership of the men ' s and the women ' s glee clubs. The choir has set a precedent in many things and has established several practices which are certain to become traditional. The Christmas Candlelight service, formerly un- der the combined glee club direction, will probably remain a choir function, and the newly instituted Easter cantata was so popular it will remain as an annual presen- tation. In an effort to present a more truly re- ligious spirit in the chapel exercises, the choir has in its repertory two antiphons set to music by its director, Waldemor Hille, which it presents very beautifully. The one, " A Christian Choral Service for a Time of Human Affliction, " was featured during the Lenten services, and the second, " The Cere- mony of the Prophets, " was presented some time after Easter. The Easter cantata was Bach ' s " Christ Lay in Death ' s Dark Prison. " Soloists who appeared with the group were: Harry Vernon, Edward Schlundt, Dorothy Graham, Viola Mae Clark, and Glen Most. The choir sings twice a week, yet has rehearsals only on Wednesday evenings; and its high quality is a tribute both to its membership and to their cooperation. The choir made several appearances off the campus, notably at St. Peter ' s Evan- gelical Church. Late in May the members of the group are feted at a dinner and an evening at the North Shore music festival. This year the singers heard Kirsten Flagstad on May 20. CHAPEL CHOIR — Top row; R. Klepper, A. Troyke, R Schesf, N. Roberts, E. Stalhut, P. Schmidt, D. Riechmann. Second row; H. Vernon, R. Gross, C. Rasche, S. Fuller, E. Schlundt, R. Kessler, S. Pobanz, K. Taylor. Third row; R. Burrows, O. Haddad, A. Susott, R. Westerbeck, C. Koerner, R. Oberkircher, V. von Pelchrzim, A. Albion. BoHom row; Janice Pulse, R. Lasser, R. Klick, G. Maier, A. Boehm, C. Long, A. Vernon, D. Graham. D. Kross is not pictured. Paffr Tiventy-tivo THE COLLEGE BAND With new uniforms, student directors, capable composers and arrangers, a compe- tent instructor and director, and promising new players, the Elmhurst College band considered the 1938-1939 season a success- ful one and looks forward to a better sea- son next year. There were uniforms for the band at the beginning of the school year, but they were in such need of repair that the fall concert was given with the band in informal dress and a drive for better attire was started. This drive was successful, due to the earnest efforts of President Lehmann, Director Fred Krueger, and the members of the band, who all worked hard getting donations for the new uniforms. A new policy gave the senior members of the band practical experience in con- ducting. At each of the basketball games, either Hans Nottrott or Walter Fischer, the only seniors regularly in the organization, wielded the baton in Director Krueger ' s place for the entire evening. This was a popular feature and will probably be con- tinued. Arrangements for the band numbers at their concerts and for the trumpet trio came from Sam Pobanz and Paul Budy. Sam also was responsible for the music to the new " Pirate Song " introduced at the basketball games. Paul Budy wrote the trumpet ar- rangements for the trio composed of Paul Schmidt, Ed Dalhaus, and Kenneth Black. The organization of a junior band, com- posed of less experienced players and be- ginners has given many students a start in music they would otherwise not have had, and will pay the band dividends in experi- enced replacements during the coming years. Honor awards, in the form of gold pins, serve as achievement goals for the mem- bers and help to insure full rehearsals and regular practice sessions for the members. The well-lighted, acoustically treated band room in Old Hall with a director ' s office and library gives the band a much more cheerful place in which to work than it had last year. BAND OFFICERS — Top row; Paul Schmidt, vice-president; Sam Pobanz, business manager; second row: Walter Fischer, president; Hans Nottrott, custodian; bo(fom row: Margaret Brune, librarian; Mildred Horst, secretary-treasurer. Page Tiuenty-lhree GOETHE VEREIN GOETHE VEREIN — Bottom row, left to right: Lester Dresch, secretary; Hugo Leinbergsr, president; Anna Louise Susott, vice-president; Dean Plassman, treasurer; Jost Washburn, librarian. Second tow: Professors R. Wagoner, C. G. Stanger, E. Heyse Dummer, and E. Hansen, faculty advisors. The Goethe Verein enjoys what is prob- ably the largest percentage of active mem- bers on the campus, and its programs have always something interesting to offer. Every meeting is opened with the sing- ing of German folk songs and is closed with the serving of refreshments. The October meeting was occupied chiefly with the elec- tion of officers. In November, Professor Robert Wagoner directed two student Schat- tenspiele or shadow plays entitled, " Der Tote Mann " and " Das Narranschneiden " by Hans Sachs. The students participating were Arthur Albion, Paul Blasberg, Ilona Mardaga, William Lane, Marcia Powell, Norman Roberts, Helen Schmale, Anna Su- sott, Robert Tiemann, and Jost Washburn. The December meeting was a joint one held with the French Club and the group sang German Christmas carols and heard the Christmas story sung in German by Dorothy Graham. Following the meeting a Christmas party was held in the Commons. Highlights of the February meeting were some linguistic readings given by Dr. Dum- mer. In March, the newly organized German Sprechor Choir made its first appearance under Dr. Dummer ' s direction. Its twenty members presented three German numbers: " Das Heideriroeslein " by Goethe, " Schoen- Rothraut " by Morike, and " Her von Ribbeck auf Ribbeck im Havelland " by Fontane. Solos were by Donald Reichmann, Helen Schmale, and Harry Willman. On the same program, Mr. Alfred Behrens, formerly of the University of Leipzig, spoke on " German Youth Hostels. " The entire German-speaking community of Elmhurst was invited to the May meeting, and the attendance was the largest of the year. As in previous years, the Goethe Verein presented its annual award to the ranking junior major in the department of German who is also active in the Goethe Verein. The award, a six volume set of a famous German author, went to Hugo Leinberger, the retiring president of " the club. The wide interest in the Goethe Verein and its high membership total can be traced directly to the variety and number of its ac- tivities. The meetings are carefully planned so as to be of interest to all German students, beginners as well as majors. P f r Twenty-four LE CERCLE FRANCAIS LE CERCLE FRANCAIS — (Officers in front row) Lett to light: Professor C. G. Stanger, advisor; Catriona Bowen, secretary; Alev Vernon, vice-president; Gladys Buenger, president; Paul Umbeck, treasurer; Professor R. Wagoner, advisor. The French Club, known officially as Le Cercle Francais, has always had a small but loyal membership, and its activities this year have been more extensive than ever before. This is due largely to the enthusiasm brought into the club by its new co-advisor, Professor Robert Wagoner, whose plans and directions gave the club something to be really proud of. Under his direction the club, hosts to the Goethe Verein at the combined December meeting, presented a Christmas play in French; and on May 10, the group success- fully dramatized Moliere ' s immortal comedy, " Le Medecin Malgre Lui. " Members who took part in the two plays were: Dorothy Miche, Janice Pulse, Gladys Buenger, Marie Gee, Barney Schierhorn, Tom Ktsanes, Mil- and Cox, Larry AuBuchon, Sherman Fuller, and Professor Wagoner, who took the title role in the larger production, as well as directed it. Other meetings of the society were taken up with various social activities — all in French. There were movies of the chateaux of the Loire, an evening of bridge in which all bidding was done in French, a French form of " Old Maid, " and a French spelling bee. French club pins were awarded by the society to its most active members, and twelve French students received the awards, selected by a committee headed by Janice Pulse. The Club had also an entry in the Homecoming parade, their float represent- ing a grape arbor and a champaigne bottle emblematic of one of France ' s greatest in- dustries. Don Cash, Dorothy Miche, and Bob Jones were the members of the float committee. Each spring the club holds its final meet- ing at the home of Professor Stanger on Elm Street, and each member of the club who attends brings some prearranged edibles which are all shared afterwards in a buffet supper eaten out-of-doors when the weather permits. The meeting this year was held on May 16, when the officers for 1939-1940 were chosen. The executive committee of the club was composed of the officers seated in the first row of the above picture with the addition of Jean Pulse, the custodian of the scrap book for the current year. It is they who planned the interesting meetings and special activities which made this year of Le Cerle Francais its best. Pa r Tiucnty-fivr STUDENT UNION The only body on the campus through which the students as a group can maintain official relations with the administration is the Student Union. Although freshmen are excluded from voting privileges during the first semester, all students are automatically members of the organization upon matricu- lation at Elmhurst. The cabinet of the organization, elected by popular vote during the middle of April, is comprised of five officers and four chair- men of standing committees. The Student Union cabinet for the year 1938-1939 is pictured below. The activities of this all-school organiz- ation are as varied as its membership. It has furnished a recreation room for the men, cooperates with the Women ' s Union in sup- plying furniture for the women ' s counter- part, runs a supply store which sells candy, athletic supplies, soft drinks, ice cream, and other miscellaneous items, produces two official organs: the bi-weekly newspaper, the " Elm Bark, " and the college yearbook, " The Elms, " and sponsors numerous social functions throughout the year. William Heise was manager of the stu- dent union store for the year just past, and the newly created post of store assistant was given to Everett Rauh, both of whom are pictured below. Meetings of the organization are held regularly each six weeks, and special meet- ings are called as the need for them arises. At Christmas time, two charitable drives were sponsored by the Student Union: one undertook to aid the needy family of a former Elmhurst student, and the other send its receipts to the needy college students of v ar-torn China. The traditional green freshman caps were also supplied by the treasury of the organization, despite early opposition to their purchase. A new public address system was also supplied out of the Student Union treasury, replacing the ineffective and antiquated am- plifiers formerly used. The social life committee, assisted by the faculty advisor, Dr. Sander planned and carried out many popular recreational eve- nings. The Campus Shuffles, initiated last year, were repeated three times with the same enthusiastic response; the Freshman Mixer, the Homecoming Hop, the Christmas Party, and the Let-down Party were all suc- cessful dances sponsored by the Student Union. STUDENT UNION CABINET — Standing: Richard Kessler, treasurer; Carl Rasche, vice-president of men; Robert Royer, publications chairman; Lester Dresch, chapel chairman; Harry Vernon, president. Seated: Ruth Westerbeck, vice-president of women; Dorothy Kross, secretary, Marjorie Boldt, social life chairman. Henry Bucholz, chairman of athletics, is absent from the picture. STUDENT UNION STORE — Leff (o light: Herbert Sad- ler, Marjorie Boldt, William Heise, store manager; Everett Rauh, assistant store manager. Fat e Tivrnfy-six COLLEGE THEATER Again under the sponsorship of Profes- sor C. C. Ahrends, who returned to active duty after a leave of absence, the College Theater put on splendid fall and winter pro- grams, and dropped the regular spring pro- duction only after circumstances out of its control forced its abandonment. The initial appearance of the organiz- ation was again the homecoming revue, in which it presented an original mock trial of modern youth in a clever courtroom skit conceived by theater members. Early in November members of the Col- lege Theater collaborated with non-members and friends in presenting a one-act social drama " Our Lean Years, " by Fred Eastman. This production, sponsored by H. S. Wright of Naperville, was directed by Richard Par- shall, at the request of Professor Ahrends, who confined himself to work on lighting arrangements with Ralph Factor. The cast of the production was composed of the following college students: Marian Ohrman, Robert Herrmann, Betty Parshall, Carl Hebenstreit, James Copeland, John Bockoven, Ruth Klick, Wilson Knauer, Wil- liam Kruse, Adelaide Boehm, Carole Long, Ivan Sparling, and Wilma Hoffmann. Regu- lar College Theater members did much to further production, Evelyn Mareneck, Ralph Factor, Dan Mabee and others serving in many capacities. Ralph Factor headed pro- duction work and was assisted by Isabelle Bennett, Dorothy Simmons, Ethel Buckner, Kenneth Black, Jack Wertzler, George Finis, and William Lith- gow. On December 3, members of the College Theater, cooperating with Elmhurst community gro ips, staged and produced a reproduc- tion of the signing of the Constitu- tion as a part of Elmhurst ' s Sesqui- centennial program. Presented at York High School, the cast con- sisted of Sherman Fuller, Lau- rence AuBuchon, Ivan Sparling, Dean Plassman, Kenneth Black, Jost Washburn, John Shay, Milton Paus, Arthur Barrett, Wilson Knauer, Robert Tiemann, James Schram, Donald Riechmann, Richard Rasche, James Copeland, Robert Jones, Fred Piepenbrok, Robert Dewey, Ralph Maschmeier, and Dan Mabee. December 13 and 14, the Theater pre- sented the " York Nativity, " medieval miracle drama portraying, in a cycle of many scenes, the events surrounding the birth of Christ. In this production, Adelaide Boehm acted the part of the Virgin Mary, James Cope- land that of her husband, Joseph, and Harry Vernon portrayed the visits of the angel Gabriel. The supporting cast, many of whom were as important as those men- tioned, were: Robert Herrmann, Wilson Knauer, Ivan Sparling, Jost Washburn, Mil- ton Paus, Donald Riechmann, Robert Jones, Dean Plassman, Dan Mabee, Robert Dewey, Robert Baumann, James Schram, Kenneth Black, Laurence AuBuchon, and Robert Fankhauser. As a musical background, a chorus of women ' s voices under the direc- tion of Professor Hille sang backstage during many of the scenes. In February, it was announced that " Bury the Dead " would be produced during the middle of April, but a few weeks before production several causes forced the can- cellation of the play. COLLEGE THEATER OFFICERS — Dan Mabee, business manager; Milton Paus, secretary-treasurer; Evelyn Mare- neck, president. Not pictured are Jost Washburn, vice- president; Ruth Klick, assistant business manager; and Claudia Bockoven, social chairman. Page Tiuenty-se-vcn PRE - THE SOCIETY PRE-THE STEERING COMMITTEE — Sfanding; Robert Grunewald, Kenneth Taylor; Seated: Robert Klepper, chairman; Professor Paul Lehmann, advisor. The Pre-Theological Society during the past year followed the form of organization of its immediate predecessors. Recognizing the ineffectiveness of formal organization for its members and purposes, it organized itself on an informal basis under the direc- tion of a steering committee and had meet- ings wherever special needs or opportunities for discussion presented themselves. At its first meeting, on September 19, the committee presented the purpose and pledge of the society to pre-theological students. During January, a second meeting was held when it was discovered that the financial status of several of its group presented seri- ous problems. During the meeting the pre- theological student, and his status was thor- oughly discussed, and the meeting closed with a resolution to collect a fund through which these students might be able to con- tinue their education. Dr. Weber of the Methodist Social Serv- ice Federation spoke to an open meeting of the society on Friday, March 3. His address dealt with the problem of the Jew in Ger- many, after which a general discussion con- cerning the Fascist situation was held. The entire year ' s activities have been based on the fundamental supposition that the pre-theological student group must come into a close fellowship, with not necessarily a united viewpoint on daily or social prob- lems, but with a like spirit. Paffe Tiurnty-ciyht STUDENT CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION One of the best organized groups on the campus, the S.C.A., under the direction of its cabinet, enjoyed a successful year of discussions, programs, and projects. The policy of the cabinet took gradual shape from the discussions raised by each issue, and its purpose was to lead the student to approach the social and political problems of the day from a Biblical perspective. The cabinet for the 1938-1939 school year was composed of John Dillenberger, presi- dent; Dorothy Braun, vice-president; Lester Dresch, treasurer; Olga Haddad, secretary; Ralph Maschmeier and John Hein, program committee; William Engelmann and Robert Herrmann, religious life committee; Paul Budy and Florence Edler, house committee; Robert Klepper and Kenneth Taylor, social justice committee. The S.C.A. opened its school year with a discussion by its sponsor, Dr. Paul Leh- mann, on " The Interpretation of the Christian Ethic. " In October, Reverend R. L. Stubbs addressed the association on " Prayer and the Student. " Miss Robin Meyers, youth leader of the Keep America Out of War Committee presented a well-prepared talk on the " World Situation after Munich " dur- ing the November meeting. In December, Miss Molly Yard, during her stay on the campus, addressed the S.C.A. on the situation of the Chinese student during the period of Japanese aggression, and a drive for relief of the Chinese stu- dent victims of the war was undertaken as part of the Christmas project of the S.C.A. The January meeting was led by Miss Hermina Meyer, of Chicago University, who discussed the influence of the Hitler regime on German culture. During this month also, the group undertook a drive to aid the share- croppers of southeastern Missouri in their fight to live. Professor Waldemar Hille spoke at the February meeting on " Folk Songs of the South. " He illustrated his lecture with piano and vocal selections of the songs he dis- cussed. In March, Dr. Weber led a discus- sion on " Christians in Time of War, " and a week later Mr. Graham P. Dolan of the American Newspaper Guild discussed the Chicago newspaper strike. Thursday, April 20, being National Peace Day, the S.C.A. and its sympathizers staged a demonstration against war. During the day also, Mr. Judah Drobb, national execu- tive officer of the Youth Council against War gave a peace talk. On April 29 and 30, the S.C.A. was host to the delegates from Illinois and Wis- consin schools for a Student Christian Con- ference. S. C. A. CABINET — Bacfc row; John Dillenberger, John Hain, Kenneth Taylor, Robert Klepper, Paul Budy, Lester Dresch, and Ralph Maschmeier. Seated: Dorothy Braun, Olga Haddad, Florence Edler, and Prof. Paul Lehmann. Page Tiunity-nnir ELM BARK A decision to bar local advertising from the " Elm Bark " for 1938-1939 cut seriously into the production budget and forced the curtailment of its publication to approximate- ly twice a month, but the staff stood up bravely under the handicap and produced several noteworthy special editions, notably during Homecoming and during the spring elections. Under the guidance of senior editor Robert Royer, managing editor John Hein, and associated editors Ralph Maschmeier and Erma Jane Hahn, the masthead on page two bore also the names of William lieise and Hugo Leinberger as sports editors, Alev Vernon as exchange editor, Dorothy Kross and Ruth Marsh as copy readers, Dean Plassman as typist, a full staff of reporters, Robert Grunewald as business manager, Russell Malchow as circulation manager, Wilson Knauer and Earl Buck as his assist- ants, and Professor Karl H. Carlson as faculty advisor. New publication offices gave the " Elm Bark " more spacious and more comfortable quarters, which were usually occupied every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of pub- lication week. The paper was a member of National Advertising Service and the In- tercollegiate Press Service. Outside of publication of a paper once every two weeks, participation in the all- campus affairs kept members of the staff busy. The Elm Bark parade entry in the Women ' s Union Circus won a first place. Erma Jane Hahn and John Hein conceived the idea of dressing Business Manager Robert Grunewald in newspapers being led about by Thelma Overstreet ' s dog labelled as " Scoop and His Newshound. " On April 14, 15 Robert Royer, Robert Grunewald, John Hein, and Sherman Fuller attended the Illinois College Press Associ- ation Conference at the University of Illinois in company with their faculty advisor. Pro- fessor Karl Carlson. Robert Grunewald pre- sented a talk and led a discussion group on " Business Management " during the session. ELM BARK STAFF — Le ( to Tight: John Hein, Hugo Leinberger, Robert Royer, Dean Plassman, Russell Malchow, John Hein, Ruth Marsh, Dorothea Butts, Robert Grunewald, and William Heise. Priffc Thirty THE ELMS STAFF — Top row; Harold Cooke, Arthur McGovney, Robert Kross, Hugo Leinberger. Second row; Francis Karasek, William Vesley. Third row; Theresa Baumann, Ruth Marsh, Barbara Fawcett, Evelyn Boyd. Bottom row; Kenneth Black, Herbert Sadler, Barnhard Schierhorn, Hans Nottrott. THE ELMS This 1939 " Elms, " the largest in the his- tory of the school, has also taken efforts in proportion to its size. Work on it was begun with the announcement of the major staff officers last May, and was not completed, due to several unforeseen delays, until after the close of school, 1939. It represents the combined efforts of a staff of over twenty people, aided by at least as many more who contributed organization and sport write-ups. Were it not for the faithful cooperation of cooperating agencies not connected with the college, the annual could not be so large nor so complete. To Mr. Kenneth Moore, of Glen EUyn, Illinois, goes our sin- cere thanks for a good deal of the more im- portant photography included in this book. He spent days on the campus, catching the spirit of the work, and taking pictures that portrayed Elmhurst students and faculty living and learning at Elmhurst College. He produced many more pictures than he had originally promised, and it is our regret that not all of them could be included in the book. To the Hammersmith-Kortmeyer Com- pany of Milwaukee goes our appreciation for bearing with us during the crises and furnishing help and encouragement when we needed both. But especially to the staff do we offer our deepest thanks. Under the editorship of Barnhard Schierhorn and the financial control of the business manager, Kenneth Black, they gave much of their talents and time to produce the book. Hans Nottrott was managing editor and head of photo- graphy, assisted by Herman Schoettle. Bar- bara Fawcett served as secretary; Ruth Marsh, as associate editor, Evelyn Boyd, Theresa Baumann, Hugo Leinberger, Robert Kross, Robert Royer, and Dorothy Kross worked long hours in write-ups and typing. The business staff consisted also of Harold Cooke, Paul Gabriz, and Herbert Sadler, ad- vertising managers, and Arthur McGovney lent his artistic talents to both the editorial and advertising sections in layout work. Pfiffp Thirty-one THE BOMBSHELL This little, informal, mimeographed news- paper was produced wholly by student work and came out weekly and oftener until its demise at the close of the school year as a supplement to the semi-monthly " Elm Bark. " Its first issue came January 15, 1939, and the first few were single hectographed sheets ap- pearing sporadically. The originators and pub- lishers of the venture were Paul Budy, Fred Piepenbrok, Walter Reif, and George Schuette. THE " E " BOOK Edited by two appointed students, the " E " Book is the " freshman ' s bible. " It contains information regarding school traditions, the faculty, the executive personnel and aims of the campus organizations, college regulations, library information, athletic information and school records, and the school songs and yells. Its worth is recognized by the Student Union which requires freshmen to carry the " E " Book constantly until Homecoming each fall. THE FORUM The " Forum " is the official publication of campus opinion. Published in new format by the editorial committee composed of Robert Klepper, Dorothy Braun, John Dillenberger, Lester Dresch, Kenneth Taylor, and Olga Had- dad, it appeared several times during the cur- rent school year with articles on controversial subjects by students and faculty members alike. Campus affairs, the arts, current opin- ion, and world problems furnished subject mat- ter for the " Forum. " Page T hirty-tujo W PA H RT-MuSlC CONViCTlCM TO ACTION THE FtACt fRONT SmTAiN lit PAlESTtN E " fR£5HMA iM FIND " £ DITO PIALS •Oi 2 I ' - r rrsSSSS ' Sfe ' NOV. 1936 J ELMHURST This little-known publication on the campus, originated in the publicity office on the second floor of Old Main and took shape under the guidance of John Hein, college publicity head. It circulates to pastors of the Evangelical and Reformed church and to alumni friends of Elmhurst College, and supplements the regular college bulletins and the alumni magazine pictured below. CflTfiLOG numSER 1938-1939 : , c.- V- ) y y ELMHURJT THE BULLETIN Another wholly administrative activity, the Elmhurst College Bulletin, with its annual cata- log number, serves the publicity bureau as chief direct mail publicity outlet. The hundred page catalog is distributed to students and prospective students alike and serves as a guide to general information about the college and living and learning in it. ■ II I IIU i »,»t»l i l»lll l il ' l»t44J4mi,ll« THE VOICE OF OLD MAIN This magazine, edited by Mr. Elmer Tiede- mann, bursar of the college, is the official alumni publication and is published several times a year. Its early fall edition contains news of additions to the faculty, additions to the school equipment, accomplishments of various campus activities, notably athletics, and news of alumni and alumnae who keep the college informed of their success. Page Thirty-three COLLEGE ATHLETES E CLUB OFFICERS — Robert Grunewald, secretary- treasurer; Henry Bucholz, president; Daniel Mabee, vice-president. One could hardly enroll at Elmhurst and remain in school for very long without be- coming aware of the fact that the " E " club is one of the most active clubs on the campus. Its membership, limited to athletes who have won letters in interscholastic athletics, is not restricted to students, but includes also alumni as sustaining members. Now three years old, the " E " club has for its purpose the promotion of interest in Elmhurst athletics on and off the campus. Holding meetings on the third Thursday of each month, the organization presented many interesting activities and invited the entire student body to most of its functions. During November the organization was able to secure Lee Daniels, a Big Ten foot- ball official, who showed motion pictures of various university football games and ex- plained the intricacies of officiating at foot- ball games. On March 9, 1939 Chff R. Bearmore brought along hundreds of feet of motion pictures showing the athletic champions of 1938-39, which he presented to a large crowd. Pictures of National A.A.U. and Olympic swimming a nd track meets were shown. The " E " official organ of the club, made its appearance in March under the editor- ship of William Heise. Composed of six- teen pages, the beautifully mimeographed magazine went to over 300 former athletes of Elmhurst, as well as to the members of the " E " club now in school. Directing traffic during Homecoming was another activity and was very effectively managed. Collection of admissions at the football and basketball games was another task taken over by " E " club members. Programs for these games, prepared in other years by Miss Lang, the club ' s only honorary mem- ber, were put out again under her direction, but with the assistance of a club committee, composed of Dan Mabee, Herman Schoettle, and George Steffen. Two-color programs were instituted during the basketball games, and the E.I.I, program in blue and red was the crowning piece of work during the year in this field. The Elmhurst Intercollegiate Invitational track meet — known familiarly to all as the E.I.I. — is the school ' s biggest undertaking, and assisting in its preparation and in its successful handling were many committees from the club, all under the general super- vision of Glenn Baumann. Track and field assistants, score-keepers, judges, parking attendants, gate-keepers — all these were fur- nished by the " E " club. A program of aid to school athletes in danger of scholastic ineligibility was care- fully mapped out but was never put into complete practice, due chiefly to unfavor- able outside comment. Page T hirty-four COLLEGE WOMEN Exclusively feminine, the Women ' s Union includes all women students on its mem- bership list, but the active membership is not quite so large. Its programs, held monthly, have always something of interest to attract its members and are usually well attended. Some of the high spots of its meetings are here listed: Mrs. Gary, a cosmetic specialist, spoke on the art of make-up, using Alev Vernon as a living model. At another meeting Mrs. Bobassich lectured on designing and several girls had a chance to test their skill at model- ing them. Caroline Wolff, a freshman mem- ber of the club, told of her trip abroad. Miss Klein and Mrs. Mildred Clark Humphrey, both employed at the college, gave interest- ing reminiscences of their days at Elmhurst when its coeducational program had just begun. Billy Berghaus entertained the club with some very interesting tap steps during the December meeting, and many students con- tributed to the entertainment of the pro- grams. A Little Sister Tea during the first weeks of school helped to make the freshman girls feel more at home as an early fall project. The Coed Dance on January 7 reversed the usual procedure and had the women escort- ing their dates, the annual Women ' s Union circus held February 1 1 was the most suc- cessful ever, and the Women ' s Union ban- quet with the presentation of awards was held on May 9 at the Green Shutters in La Grange. The many activities of the organization gave quite a few girls responsible positions which they filled quite capably. Evelyn Mareneck was the engineer for the Women ' s Union float in the Homecoming parade; Betty Koenig headed the committee that selected the new furniture for the Women ' s Union room; Alev Vernon was the general chairman of the Coed Dance; the circus was under the general direction of Henrietta Heidemann; and Evelyn Mareneck served as toastmistress at the annual banquet. The three sponsors of the organization are Miss Staudt, dean of women, Mrs. " Teach " Reimler, women ' s physical educa- tion instructor, and Miss Martha Klein, as- sistant librarian. Most of the cabinet is pictured below, the absent members being Dorothy Braun, chairman of the chapel com- mittee, and publicity chairman, Catriona Bowen. An extensive intramural athletic program was another feature of the Women ' s Union calendar. In conjunction with the depart- ment of physical education tournaments were held in several different sports. The only women ' s interscholastic team — the ten- nis team, is pictured elsewhere in this annual. Page Thirty-five SCIENCE, HISTORY, AND JOURNAL CLUBS These three organizations all had their beginnings during the current school year. The Journal Club was organized unofficially by Dr. Thomas Clare and several students in an effort to acquaint the faculty and stu- dents with the library ' s fine collection of scholarly journals and periodicals. Member- ship is open to all and the meetings are arranged by an advisory committee of majors from four departments: Howard Weeg, philosophy; George Schuette, history; Jerome Caldwell, exact sciences; and Emil Stalhut, sociology. The group meets in- formally at Professor Clare ' s home and often travels for interesting lectures and meetings held off the campus. The History Club for majors and others interested in history was organized by a group of seniors (Robert Gliessman, Clayton Johnson, Lenore Steege, Harold Haas), who with Dr. Paul Crusius saw the need for a critical analysis of historical movements, historical novels and biography, and the value of a knowledge of history to non-pro- fessional careers. Under the sponsorship of Dr. Crusius and Dr. Robertson, the history group met in semi-monthly meetings with planned programs, sometimes within the club itself, and others led by authoritative speakers. The feature of the meeting was a talk by J. C. Bay, head of the John Crerar Library of Chicago. The Science Club, inaugurated by Wil- liam. Lindecker, Carl Hebenstreit, John Sul- livan, and the professors of the various natural sciences, met regularly twice a month after November to hear discussions by noted scientists, to show motion pictures of scientific subjects, and to take field trips to places of scientific interest. No one of the natural sciences received special em- phasis, though its main supporters and its meeting place originated in the biology laboratory. Speakers during the sessions of the Science Club have been such noted men as Dr. C. 1. Reed, professor of physiology at the Illinois medical school. Dr. Roy Keg- gerreis, and Dr. E. F. Neckerman, Elmhurst physicians, and John A. Sonquist, teacher of Biology at Austin High School. Various members of the Science Club itself gave talks on subjects of general interest. Page T hirly-six HOMECOMING A magic word on any college campus, " homecoming " causes the most extended activity of any on the Elmhurst campus, with the possible exception of final exami- nations, whose preparations are carried on less overtly. Preparations for Elmhurst ' s sixteenth homecoming began with the first week of school, when freshmen were told of their obligations to the bonfire on Homecoming Eve and lasted several days after Sunday, October 23, designated as Alumni Day while students and helpers assisted in the clean- up work which must follow so extensive a program. Exclusive of the freshman class, one third of the student body contributed direct- ly toward making Homecoming a success. Fourteen committees under the general direction of an executive committee headed by Dr. Tom Clare spent busy weeks carry- ing out plans. The executive committee was composed of " Pete " Langhorst, " Teach " Reimler, Professor Carlson, Profes- sor Arends, Mr. Tiedemann, Dean Mueller, Harry Vernon, Dorothy Kross, Richard Kess- ler, Robert Gliessman, Robert Herrmann, and Paul Schmidt, with President Lehmann as honorary chairman and Dr. Clare as nominal head. Publicity was handled by John Hein and a committee under the advice of Dr. De- Bruine and included individual invitations sent to 1800 alumni by a committee headed by Kenneth Taylor and Mr. Tiedemann. The homecoming program began Fri- day, October 21, with the annual banquet in the Commons, at which Harry E. Koelling, Elmhurst ' 29, spoke, and at which Armin Maronn, ' 36, presided as master of cere- monies. Catriona Bowen and John Dillen- berger were student chairmen of the banquet and program committees. The College Theater Revue in the gym- nasium was the next event and included an original skit written by Dan Mabee, plus many acts by the various campus organiz- ations. Harry Vernon and Professor Arends arranged this event. The bonfire, already blazing by the time the Revue was over, served as the center of attention while freshmen repeated loyalty oaths, speeches of welcome were spoken, and loyalty songs and cheers were given. P if r T hirty-riylit George Schuette was in charge of the pep meeting. The bonfire burned itself out but the enthusiasm of the revellers didn ' t. High school students, townsfolks, and alumni joined the students in a mammoth snake dance through Elmhurst streets and ended at the York Theater, where students were admitted free to a double feature program. The alumni business meeting was the first event scheduled for Saturday, and ad- journed at 10:30 so that all could attend the morning musicale, arranged by Reba Bur- rows. The glee clubs provided the program which was extremely well attended. A luncheon in the Commons gave alumni a short rest before the homecoming parade, arranged by Harold Fisher. Short but strik- ing in the originality of its entrants the parade ended at the football field where the crowd had already assembled for the Homecoming Game. Prize-winning floats in the parade were those built by the freshman class, the Men ' s Glee Club, and South Hall. Carthage College, invaders on the grid- iron, took the Homecoming trophy donated by the Civic and Trade Association of Elm- hurst in a 25-0 battle featured by the long- est touchdown run in 1938 college football history when Hopson (Carthage) intercepted a pass and ran back 103 yards for the first score. The game was followed by a dinner in the Commons and an alumni reunion which preceded the Homecoming Hop, held in the gymnasium. The best attended dance of the year, the Homecoming Hop went very smoothly, set to the music of Alan Howell ' s orchestra, secured by Dorothy Graham and her com- mittee. Sunday, October 23, was prepared as a quiet day with enough activities scheduled to keep the alumni on the campus, but a soft tone to all its events. St. Peter ' s Evan- gelical Church held special services for re- turning alumni, the Reverend W. R. Grune- wald of Dayton, Ohio, officiating. An organ recital by Miss Emma Foote, newly acquired organist for the college, at St. Peter ' s Church closed Homecoming festiv- ities and the alumni left for their various homes, cheered by the thought that the spirit of Elmhurst has not diminished. The task, easier said than done, of clean- ing up the campus after the visitors had gone, was left to a freshman committee headed by Harry Willman, under the super- vision of Dr. Clare. Page T hirty-ninc DANCES Aside from minor, closed social functions sponsored by campus organizations, the Elmhurst College social calendar included also a dozen evenings devoted exclusively to good fellowship and enjoyment. School had just nicely begun in Septem- ber when the student body attended the an- nual Mixer in honor of the freshman class. Here the freshman, as is customary, pro- vided their own floor show, under the cap- able direction of Harold Grunewald as master of ceremonies, and all danced to the music of a coin phonograph. On October 7, Professor Sander, Mrs. Reimler, Coach Langhorst, Evelyn Mareneck, Marjorie Boldt, Mildred Horst, Hans Nottrott, Carl Rasche, and Robert Grunewald, as members of the Social Life Committee all cooperated to present the first " Campus Shuffle " of the 1938-1939 year. Students and faculty joined at these informal play- nights in rousing evenings of relay games, dodge-ball, and other sports and games. Group singing usually closed the evenings. On October 22, the annual Homecoming Hop was held. Here several hundred stu- dents and alumni danced to the music of Allen Howell ' s Wheaton orchestra as a climax to the social part of the three-day Elmhurst Homecoming celebration. More formal than the Campus Shuffles or the dances were the weekly teas each Wed- nesday afternoon during November and De- cember at the home of President and Mrs. Lehmann. Here students gathered to meet each other and the faculty members and to chat pleasantly over refreshments. Various college women presided at the tea table, and each week different professors ' wives assisted Mrs. Timothy Lehmann as hostesses to visiting students and faculty. PROM QUEEN: Claudia Bockoven. The sophomore class presented its an- nual dance, labelled this year as the " Harv- est Hop, " on November 19, under the gen- eral direction of Harold Fisher, general dance chairman. Ed. McDougall ' s orchestra provided the music for the dancers, who reported a very enjoyable evening. The Student Union itself sponsored the next dance, held December 3 and called the " Christmas Party. " Xmas colors and motifs lent a festive atmosphere to the party, set in motion by the music of Robert Jones ' all-string orchestra. An all-student P(if c Forty floor-show provided in-between-dances en- tertainment and an inducement for those students who care less for dancing. Acro- batic dancing, clown stunts, musical selec- tions, and community singing all found a place in the program. The Elmhurst College women reversed the usual procedure in their annual Coed Dance and made all the arrangements, sold the tickets to their own members, and escort- ed their gentlemen friends to a real Mexican dance held January 7 in the college gym- nasium. Immediately after final examinations, the Student Union presented another of its own parties, this one being a hard-time " Let- Down Party. " Another student-talent pro- gram helped to keep people interested, and dancers swayed to the music of the famous dance orchestras, brought by phono- graph recordings. On February 9 the second campus shuffle was held in two installments under the direc- tion of Lynn Rohrbough who demonstrated simple home-made games and popular folk- dancing which kept everyone interested de- spite the rainy weather. April 15 saw the freshmen as hosts for the " Sailor Swing, " when the socially mind- ed students sailed away to a pleasant eve- ning of dancing to the " Towne Club " or- chestra. The third and final Campus Shuffle of the year was held April 28 under the direc- tion of Carl Rasche, Hans Nottrott, and Mil- dred Horst. A movie, " Trees and Men, " featured the evening. The climax to the social season was the Junior Prom of May 6 in a colonial atmos- phere, heightened by the appearance of " Tiny " Parkham ' s colored orchestra. Page Forty-one W. U. CIRCUS For seven years the Women ' s Union has concentrated its winter activities on the an- nual circus, and for seven years it has been a huge success. This year ' s circus, held February 1 1 , was no exception. The circus was founded by " Teach " Reimler, the women ' s physical education director, and was managed this year by Henrietta Heide- mann, assisted by Paul Schmidt. From its gradual opening with the antics of George Steffen, Robert Fankhauser, William Bohle, and Fred Piepenbrok, the clowns for the evening, to the wrestling matches staged by the " E " club, the evening was an out- standing success. Overflow crowds to circus and sideshows attest to that. The parade itself opened under the majoring of Erma Jane Hahn, and contained portable exhibits of all varieties. The " Elm Bark ' s " news- hound took the prize for the most original entry. The acts themselves, engineered and run off in rapid order by ringmaster Harry Vernon, were all enthusiastically received. Heavily muscled athletes in a " Viennese ballet " with pastel shaded garments won for the " E " club the stunt prize. The real feature of the evening was the faculty stunt, which burlesqued the usual decorous class- room attitude displayed by their students. Paul Stumpf and Earl Krueger presented a screamingly funny " Barber of Seville " skit, followed by a freshman male ballet directed by Dorothy Davis, acrobat extraordinary. The Women ' s Union gave spectators a bit of a breathing spell with a well-organized style show, and sophomores Homer Freese and Richard Rasche entertained with a " Baby Snooks " act. Side shows by the " E " club, the junior class, the library staff and others provided between acts diversion. The elaborately staged " Land of Poe " by the library staff took first side-show prize. The 700 people who attended the circus can thank Henrietta Heidemann and her assistants for a very enjoyable evening. The committee chairmen were: Dorothea Butts, Geneva Gilbertson, Thelma Strub, Madeline Dillenbeck, Evelyn Mareneck, Marjorie Boldt, Dorothy Roe, Ruth Wester- beck, Ruth Oberkircher, and Betty Koenig. Page Vurty-tnuo THE 1938 FOOTBALL SEASON Elmhurst ' s better-than-average 1937 foot- ball season left Pirate grid-followers " vic- tory-hungry " and expecting even greater things from the 1938 campaign, one that eventually produced two shutout wins and five losses. Pre-season publicity had the Pirates rated conference threats, for to the average spectator the ' 38 team had every- thing — speed, size, and experience. But to coach " Pete " Langhorst, things shaped up differently. Eager and willing though they were, the Blue and White warriors had obstacles in their path to the conference heights. The Buc eleven needed blockers, the proper spirit, and more good freshmen. All season long the coaching staff was unable to find any backs who could block well enough to shake the ball-carriers consistently past the line of scrimmage. A lack of " goal-con- sciousness " and a satisfaction with first downs instead of touchdowns kept the team from reaching the heights, even in their hopes. The initial practice call brought out a squad of some forty men. Included in this group were twelve returning lettermen, five of whom were seniors; and around these dozen " E " men the team was built. After sifting through various combinations, Lang- horst and assistant-coach Hansen named a starting lineup consisting entirely of hold- overs from the ' 37 squad. Later in the sea- son, when injuries played havoc with the starting ensemble, several promising new men saw action and turned in good per- formances. At the wing-posts, Langhorst placed George Steffen and Don Rosback. Arthur Dreusicke plugged up one of the tackle gaps while Glen Baumann and Harold Haas shared the other. Lloyd Paxton and John Hennessy did the majority of guard duty, with Sollie Zapler, another member of the inner defense, alternating in the line and the backfield. Captain Harry Vernon took over the pivot post once more for the Pirates and kept things running with a lot of drive and pep. The backfield quartette was con- stantly being changed, but those who saw most of the service were Henry Bucholz, quarter-back; Jack Eiszner and William Bohle, half-backs, and William Heise, full- back. FOOTBALL TEAM — Top row; William Heise, Harry Willman, Edward McDougall, Milton Paus, managsr; Myron Schmitt, Kenneth Black, Walter Rauh, Robert Fankhauser. Second row; Henry Trompeter, Harold Haas, Henry Hakewill, Russell Malchow, Larry AuBuchon, Walter Goletz, Ervin Volbrecht, John King. Third row; Harro Han- sen, assistant coach; John Hennessy, Arthur Dreusicke, Henry Bucholz, Sollie Zapler, " Pete " Langhorst, coach. Bottom tow: George Steffen, Glenn Baumann, William Bohle, Harry Vernon, captain; Jack Eisner, Louis Kyriazoplos, Walter Westermann. Pdffc Forty-five Pagr Forty-six ILLINOIS NORMAL The opening game with Illinois Normal gave the Pirate team a big test. Elmhurst scored first when Don Rosback took a touch- down pass early in the second quarter, only to have the score tied and bettered when Normal ' s Heintzmann blocked a punt on the forty yard line, taking the ball over the goal line for a score. A well-executed pass gave the Red Birds a 7-6 lead and eventually a victory. The local eleven fought as well and at times out-played their rivals, and the defeat was no help to their spirits. WHEATON The traditional " grudge " match between Elmhurst and Wheaton on the Crusaders ' home grounds ended 13-7 in favor of the Wheaton hosts. Again the Pirates took an early game lead when Sollie Zapler took one of Bucholz ' aerials for a touchdown and then kicked the point himself for a 7-0 lead which held for three periods. But Elmhurst could not hold Pat Patterson, Wheaton ' s prize back, and after his last quarter ramp- age he scored twice for twelve of the thirteen points that spelled defeat for Elmhurst. AURORA The woefully inadequate eleven from Aurora furnished the Pirates with their first win after a revised lineup put Sollie Zapler in full-back instead of at guard, moved Glenn Baumann over to tackle and saw Louis Kyriazoplos act as another " watch- charm guard " for Elmhurst. Zapler himself, quite at home as a plunging, crashing back, piled up nineteen of the twenty-six points scored by Elmhurst. Jack Eizner opened the game with a ninety-one yard touchdown return of the kick-off, which gave an indica- tion of what was to happen before the final whistle. Many of the more inexperienced players saw action in this game, but Lloyd Paxton, guard was set out for the season with a broken hand. NORTH CENTRAL Faced with the prospects of trying to stop co-captain Jim Breen of North Central, since signed to play professional football, the Elmhurst team concentrated so hard on stopping him that they neglected the back- field work of Joe Hayden, who scored nine- teen of North Central ' s twenty points, which far out-balanced Elmhurst ' s touchdown pass and kick which meant a 20-7 score. The North Central offense was all centered about Breen and it was his blocking and driving that opened the holes for Hayden and kept Elmhurst back of the scrimmage line. Buc- holz and Rosback collaborated for the lone Blue-White touchdown and Zapler converted the bonus point. Dreusicke ' s kicking kept the score from mounting higher for North Central. CARTHAGE HOMECOMING The Homecoming victory famine con- tinued to hold forth this season as a Carth- age College grid machine that capitalized on its breaks trounced the Elmhurst eleven 25-0. The sixteenth homecoming battle was featured by the record-breaking 103 yard run-back of Charlie Hopson of Carthage which accounted for one score. But it was Captain Geiger ' s backfield work that lost the game and made the contest one-sided. The two-time captain and junior of Carth- age ' s eleven scored once in the third quarter and twice in the last, and yet Carthage ' s eleven was inferior to the Elmhurst team in everything but passing. Injuries were numerous in the hard-fought battle, played before the biggest crowd of the season. DE KALB A revamped line-up met DeKalb the following Friday afternoon on the Teachers ' field and took their worst drubbing, ending up scoreless in a 39-0 battle from the return- ing conference champs. Rested after a two- weeks ' game-holiday, the Pirates went into the game fresh, but came out raw from the stinging attack of the De Kalb Teachers. Walter Goletz, freshman full-back gave promise of developing into a defensive giant during the match. EUREKA — A WIN! Elmhurst kept out of the conference cellar and put Eureka in it by taking a 13-0 battle from the downstate football team. Henry Bucholz did the scoring in this, the last game for seniors Heise, Steffen, Vernon, Haas, Eizner, and Malchow. Seventeen players and the manager, Milton Paus, won football letters as a re- ward for their services. They are: Glenn Baumann, William Bohle, Henry Bucholz, Arthur Dreusicke, John Eiszner, Walter Goletz, Harold Haas, William Heise, John King, Louis Kyriazoplos, Edward McDougall, Lloyd Paxton, Donald Rosback, George Steffen, Harry Vernon, Ervin Volbrecht, and Sollie Zapler. Page Forty-seven BASKETBALL— 1938-1939 BASKETBALL TEAM — Top row; Coach Lang- horst, Russell Malchow, manager; Assistant Coach Harro Hansen. Second row: William Kruse, Merlin Deppert, Jack Van Voorst. Third row; Harold Grunewald, Robert Royer, Robert Grunewald, Edward Dalhaus. Bottom tow. Jack Eiszner, Arthur McGovney, Herman Schoettle, Henry Hakewill. Opening with a record breaking squad of more than twenty-five aspirants for cage experience, the Elmhurst cage squad rapidly dwindled after the first weeks of practice, and a season record of four wins and twelve defeats is due largely to a lack of reserve strength. Coach Langhorst started the season with lettermen at four positions and immediately began a search for another forward to round out the team. The basketball season ended with the same team, still lacking a forward of the same caliber as the other four men, and therein lies the story of the successes and failures of the team. The highlights of the entire season were the almost flawless game against North Central early in the season, the upset over- time win over Armour Tech, the setting of a new college scoring record by Captain Jack Eiszner in his last college game, and the establishment of a new all-time season scoring record by Herman Schoettle, cap- tain-elect. The first game with Lyons Junior Col- lege also ended in the first defeat, as an under-practiced team lost to an experienced and co-ordinated zone-defense squad. The 49-34 defeat showed up many weaknesses in the Elmhurst squad. DeKalb and Wheaton both took Elmhurst for home wins as the Elmhurst basketball team travelled to both places for 43-41 and 36-28 losses. Wheaton, in its miniature gymmasium, kept the Pirates from scoring and thus kept ahead throughout the evening. The first home game, against a highly touted North Central squad, though ending in defeat, did much to hearten the Pirates, for they came within five goals of a tie with a vastly superior team. V ith half of the regular team, home for the holidays, the remaining team stayed together long enough to take a 40-30 decision- over Wright Junior College and the first win of the season. Illinois Normal, using a whirlwind at- tack, easily kept the Blue and White cagers under complete control in a 48-31 score which was close only because Normal chose to experiment during the opening minutes of the game. The first victory against a regularly scheduled team came at Aurora as the Elm- hurst five took a 42-31 decision over the weaker team. The Pirates took a 10 point Ptit e Fnrly-r ' ight Lyons J. C. 49 Elmhurst 34 De Kalb 43 Elmhurst 31 Wheaton 36 Elmhurst 28 North Central 39 Elmhurst 29 Elmhurst 40 Wright J. C. 30 Normal 48 Elmhurst 31 Elmhurst 42 Aurora 31 Eureka 38 Elmhurst 34 Elmhurst 37 Armour Tech. 31 De Kalb 58 Elmhurst 37 Carthage 52 Elmhurst 32 Concordia 41 Elmhurst 28 Normal 56 Elmhurst 27 Eureka 44 Elmhurst 14 Wheaton 37 Elmhurst 31 Elmhurst 61 Aurora 35 lead in the second half and were never approached after that. The appearance of the new zone defense employed by Elm- hurst was successful though a bit shaky. Eureka took a close 38-34 win on the Elmhurst court, and three nights later Armour came for another, only to be turned back in an overtime battle that ended 37-31 in favor of Elmhurst. Fights between practical- ly everybody featured the game. DeKalb, Carthage, Concordia, Normal, Eureka, and Wheaton all took on the Pirates in their next six games and all went away with victories. The final game with Aurora saw the season ' s highest score — 61-35 and a scoring record of 38 points for Captain Jack Eiszner as he rampaged to his heart ' s content for sixteen baskets and six free throws. Lettermen of the 1938-1939 basketball squad were: Captain Eiszner, Henry Hake- will, Robert Royer, Robert Grunewald, Her- man Schoettle, captain-elect, and Arthur McGovney, only freshman award-winner. Basketball is still the best crowd attrac- tion at the college and each game saw the bleachers pretty well filled with students, townsfolk and guests cheering for Elmhurst or her opponents, as their loyalties ran. There were few complaints as to unsports- manlike behavior from the fans. Of inestimable aid to fans at the games were the mimeographed data sheets pre- pared by Miss Lang and her E club assist- ants. These listed players, their positions, their numbers, and often carried a bit of newsy information as well. Mimeographed in two colors, they were as aesthetically pleasing as they were useful. Page Forty-nine THE ' 38 AND ' 39 TRACK SEASONS Track reached an all-time low in the history of Elmhurst College when the 1938 team went through its four-meet schedule with a complete loss. Ineligibility and in- juries greatly handicapped the team, which was captained by Edgar Prasse. The team opened the season indoors against Armour and salvaged only Schierhorn ' s first place in the two mile in a 76-5 6 to 18-1 6 loss. Six men entered the second Midwest In- vitational meet at North Central, but no one scored in the finals. Hans Nottrott scored a second at the Armour Relays a week later as Elmhurst ' s only competitor. Loyola was host and victor in the first outdoor meet as Elmhurst came home on the very short end of a 95-36 score. Armour Tech showed real strength on the Elmhurst oval as it completely quashed an Elmhurst team that gained nary a first place out of a 109-22 slaughter. A triangular meet at North Central the following week saw North Central win with 99 points, Wheaton take second with 6IV2 and Elm- hurst trail with 52 2. Harry Vernon ' s 4:42 mile was the best performance of the day. On May 7, 1938, Wheaton and Armour came as guests oi Elmhurst and walked away with everything but the fieldhouse and the track itself. Armour took first place with a record 119 points, Wheaton took second with 57, while Elmhurst ended up with 46. By scoring the meet also as a dual between Wheaton and Elmhurst, the score came to a 67-64 victory for the visiting Crusaders. The sixth Elmhurst Intercollegiate Invita- tional Meet, run in the rain on May 14, was won by North Central, with Milwaukee Teachers fourteen points behind. Harry Vernon ' s fifth in the Little Nineteen Confer- ence meet at Illinois Normal University pro- vided Elmhurst ' s only point. Letter-winners for the 1938 season were William Bohle, Donald Jepsen, Harry Knierim, Hugo Leinberger, Cornelius Loew, Edgar Prasse, Robert Royer, Barnhard Schierhorn, Herman Schoettle, Harry Vern- on, Earl Young, and Franklin Nardi, mgr. 1938 TRACK TEAM — Top row; Earl Young, Harry Knierim, Edgar Prasse, Coach Lang- horst: Second row: Franklin Nardi, manager; Donald Rosback, Herman Schoettle, Robert Royer, Miland Ccx, Barnhard Schierhorn. Bottom row; Hugo Leinberger, William Bohle, Harry Verncn, William Lane, Harold Fisher. Paffc Fifty 1939 SEASON In their 1939 season the Pirate cinder- men showed a reversal of form. They made a fine showing in every one of their meets and topped the season off with a 72-56 de- feat over Wheaton, their arch-rivals. The power of the 1939 team, as was revealed by this meet, was in the middle distances, the sprints, and the weight events. Among the middle distance men who carried the burden of point-getting for the team were Schoettle, Stumpf, Royer, and Maschmeier. For the third successive year, William Bohle proved to be the best Pirate sprinter, despite a lame leg most of the season. Freshman Earl Gerfen turned in splendid performances in the dashes. The greatest improvement over last season was shown by Harold Fisher, a sophomore, who had become a contender in every meet. Captain Harry Vernon led the distance men, who ran up against as stiff competition as Pirate trackmen have ever faced. The long two-mile grind was again taken care of by Schierhorn, another sophomore. But the title of outstanding performer of the year, and the only consistent point-getter was captain-elect SoUie Zapler who shattered his own existing school record in the shot-put three successive times. Bucholz and Don Cash shared honors in the javelin and pole vault. The season opened indoors against Armour with the usual defeat, this time by a 68-27 score. Bohle, Zapler and the half mile relay team of Auten, Stumpf, Royer, and Bohle took the Elmhurst first places of the meet. Loyola University with its star distance men came to take the second meet and the first outdoor competition. Loyola, strong in everything except the field events, took this meet by an 86-45 score, on April 22, 1939. A triangular meet the following Satur- day between Wheaton, Armour, and Elm- hurst, on the Elmhurst oval ended in a win for Armour who gathered 90 points, Wheaton following with 50, and Elmhurst trailing with 36. Scored as a dual between Armour and Elmhurst, Armour again took honors, this time 78-53. At Wheaton ' s square track the Pirates really showed what they were worth. De- spite poor expectations, on pre-meet per- formances, the Pirates came through splen- didly for a 72-56 win. Sollie Zapler was Elmhurst ' s only con- tender in the Beloit Relays and scored a second, adding to his first place Midwest medal. A week later he was the only scorer at the conference meet, taking a sec- ond place. The class of 1940 won the interclass track meet two years in a row when it took the 1938 meet, held April 2 by scoring 971 2 points to the juniors ' 53, while the sopho- mores took 4372 and the freshmen were at the bottom with 30. In 1939 they took their third successive intramural meet by widely outscoring the seniors, sophomores, and freshmen in that order. Don Cash, sopho- more transfer took high point honors with 15% points. Page Fifty-one THE CONFERENCE BASEBALL LEADERS A 1938 record of two wins in twelve tries to a 1939 record which put them on top of the conference standings — that is the de- velopment of the Elmhurst baseball teams during the past two years. Nine lettermen started the 1938 season, but Coach Harro Hansen needed pitching to keep down the opponents ' runs. Five batters of .300 or above gave the team hit- ting power, but they were outhit and out- pitched in their schedule. They opened against Armour Tech on April 20 and ended, due largely to eight errors, with a 19-6 dis- advantage. Three days later they came back for vengeance and took Eureka for a 10-5 ride, but in another two days the one- game winning streak was ended by De Kalb who blanked the Pirates 3-0. The second and last win of the sea son came April 27, when the team managed a 13-12 win over Concordia ' s Cougars at the Lutheran Teach- ers ' diamond. In quick succession followed an 8-3 de- feat by North Central and 8-2 loss to Wheaton, a 13-8 loss to Aurora, a 19-16 slugfest went to North Central College, and then dropped games to Concordia, Armour, Wheaton, and DeKalb in that order. Leading the hitters of the Elmhurst squad was home run hitting pitcher Richard Rasche who batted an even .400, Captain Walter Bloesch and Robert Grunewald who hit around .370, and Ed Dalhaus and George Steffen, who kept above the .300 average. Letter winners of the 1938 baseball team were: Walter Bloesch, Edward Burke, Ed- ward Dalhaus, Robert Grunewald, Robert Happel, Antone Hotle, Paul Jans, Earl Krueger, Richard Luehmann, Richard Rasche, Nolan Schlesinger, LeRoy Solberg, George Steffen, and Herman Petersen, manager. The 1939 baseball team got a very slow start — almost no start at all — in their early season games, because wet grounds post- poned the first few weeks of games, but they finally opened against North Central, dropping this game 10-5. April 26 the team opened its home stand against Wheaton, 1938 BASEBALL TEAM — Top row: Robert Tiemann, Coach Hansen, Nolan Schlesinger, LeRoy Solberg, Paul Jans, Edward Burke, Herman Petersen, manager. Second row; Antone Hotle, Richard Rasche, Edward Dalhaus, Robert Grunewald, Everett Rauh. Bottom row; Richard Lueh- mann, Captain Bloesch, Robert Happel, Sherman Fuller, George Steffen. Page Fifty-tnio 1939 BASEBALL TEAM — Top row; Roy KoeppeL manager; Harro Hansen, coach. Second row; Orrin Lockman, Sherman Fuller, LeRoy Solberg. Harry Willman, Earl Krueger, Jack Wertzler. Third tow: Ervin Bosworth, Edward Dalhaus, Howard Kamin, Robert Tiemann, Harold Haas. Bottom tow: Richard Rasche, George Steffen, Robert Grunewald, captain; Walter Westermann, Warren Downs. and behind the brilliant pitching of Richard Rasche, who held the Crusaders to three hits in gaining a 3-2 victory. Wheaton scored in each of the first two innings, and from there couldn ' t get a foothold. Elmhurst got nine hits from Ellis, Wheaton ' s ace pitcher, but keeping them scattered until the eighth inning when they tallied their second run to tie the score. The winning run came in the tenth when Captain Robert Grunewald drove in Bob Tiemann on a drive into right field. Armour acted as hosts to Elmhurst in the next game, but took the game as well as the initiative in a game that went by one run to the Technicians by a 2-1 score. May 6, however, the Elmhurst batsmen set a college record and established a fine prece- dent by taking a double-header from Eureka by the scores of 2-0 and 3-2. Richard Rasche pitched a three hit game in the opening shutout and Ed Dalhaus allowed seven hits in the closing game. Two more games went the other way as Elmhurst lost a ball game to Concordia by an 8-3 score, and then let a 6-5 decision go to Wheaton. The final game at Normal ended in a story book fashion as Captain Robert Grune- wald broke up a game tied up in extra in- nings with a home run for the team ' s final conference win. When, a few days later, Normal was found to have been defeated again in conference competition, the Pirates, on the basis of won and lost averages claim- ed the 1939 conference baseball crown. The baseball team had the winning spirit, despite the scores of its early games, from the time practice first started, and felt con- fident that they were heading for a confer- ence championship, despite the scoffing of doubtful schoolmates. Elegaic speeches at the athletic banquet and season records, however, gave the baseball men something to crow about. In Rasche, Dalhaus, and Tiemann, Coach Harro Hansen admitted having three of the ace players of the league, and Earl Krueger ended his base- ball career in the top section of the baseball hitting column of the conference. Pa e Fifty-three TWO SUCCESSFUL TENNIS SEASONS For the past few years the Elmhurst College tennis teams have enjoyed the reputation of having the best comparative records of any of the interscholastic sports, and the 1938 and 1939 seasons were no exceptions to this tradition. Professor Hole coached the tennis team in 1938 during the absence of Professor Ahrends and won matches from all their opponents except Illinois Normal. Wheaton, North Central, Aurora, and Concordia all fell victims to the racket eers. The first match of the 1938 season, at North Central, ended in a 3-3 deadlock, with Mabee, Schweer, and the doubles team of AuBuchon and Schweer taking three matches, while North Central netmen took the remainder. On April 20 Professor Hole ' s charges took Wheaton into camp 4-2 as Mabee, AuBuchon, and Schweer took matches from the Crusaders, and AuBuchon and Schweer continued their winning ways in taking one of the two doubles matches. The next matches with Aurora proved to be extremely easy as the entire team swept through the six matches with Aurora for a 6-0 win. Mabee and AuBuchon lost each a set from their three, but the rest of the team won their matches in straight sets. This convincing victory was only a rise be- fore the 7-0 blank the tennis team drew at Normal, as they played in a dust storm. The following week the netmen took a fresh start and whipped three successive opponents, downing DeKalb 5-1 at the Teachers ' college, travelling to North Cen- tral to win in the fieldhouse after a rain stopped the match on the outside courts 4-2, and then finished the week with a 5-1 win over Concordia College, the match also be- ing played away from home. By this time there was little doubt as to the caliber of the 1938 team, and the next two matches, although ending in 6-1 and 5-1 defeats from Normal and Wheaton, did not dim the team ' s hopes for a brilliant record 1938 TENNIS TEAM — Top rov : Homer Freese, Clarence Schweer, Coach Hole, Henry Hakewill, Charles Keuper. Bottom row: Laurence AuBuchon, Jerome Caldwell, Captain Dan Mabee. Pafff Fijty-four at the conference. Hopes here were dimmed, however, as Mabee was the only single semi-finalist, losing this match. But the doubles team of Mabee and Schweer took bronze medals as souvenirs of a successful season. Mabee, AuBuchon, Schweer, Cald- well, and Hakewill won letters. 1939 CHAMPS Sixteen men reported for tennis at the opening of the 1939 season, four or five of them having spent the entire preceding summer, fall, and winter in practice, in- doors and out, under the tutelage of Profes- sor C. C. Ahrends, who again took over the team after a year ' s leave of absence. The promise of gold tennis balls as a re- ward for an undefeated season served as an incentive for better work, but it did not materialize, although the team ended the season with a mythical conference cham- pionship. The first win of the 1939 season was again over North Central, and this time by a 4-2 count. Mabee, Captain AuBuchon, and Caldwell won their singles matches. Schweer being the only loser; and Meitz, a freshman, and AuBuchon teamed to take one of the two doubles matches. Heavy spring rains and poor courts forced post- ponement and cancellation of some of the scheduled matches, and those played at Elmhurst had to be played on the city ' s cement courts in Wilder Park, since the college courts were not in fit condition for interscholastic competition. In the next two matches. Coach Ahrends ' players won a 4-3 decision at Bloomington in defeating Illinois Wesleyan and then finished with a 6-0 win over Aurora. This win was an improvement over last year ' s 6-0 equal in that the Elmhurst net men won the match without dropping a set. A 6-0 win over Concordia set the stage for a successful invasion of Macomb for the conference matches. Mabee won sec- ond, losing only to the two time champion, Greene, but Schweer and Mabee took the doubles title and the best score of the match. Gold tennis balls proudly advertise their season ' s success. 1939 TENNIS TEAM — Top row; Robert Graves, Clarence Schweer, Henry Hakewill, Coach Ahrends, Delbert Meitz, Arthur McGovney. Bottom row: Cap- tain Laurence AuBuchon, Dan Mabee, Jerome Caldwell. Paffe Fifty- five FACULTY LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE PROFESSOR BREITENBACH teaches freshman English . . . scorns pubhcity and has a standing request with newspapers to print nothing about him . . . makes deli- cious coffee ... is the etymologist of the faculty. PRO- FESSOR CARLSON teaches advanced English ... is the school ' s number one faculty rooter . . . possesses a library of about 5000 books ... is one of the best-liked professors, in and out of class. PROFESSOR BELGUM teaches fresh- man English and American literature . . . joined the fac- ulty after serving at Mission House . . . with his pretty wife spends much time counselling freshmen students. PROFESSOR DUMMER teaches German ... is a tireless executive of several foreign language teachers ' associa- tions . . . has published many works on German drama. PROFESSOR STANGER teaches French and German . . . is spry and handsome despite his advanced years . . . has taught at least five different subjects at Elmhurst . . . knows French, German, Spanish, and Italian, plus the dead languages. PROFESSOR WAGONER teaches Ger- man and French . . . comes fresh from the University of Chicago ... is a better than average pianist . . . directed German and French plays at the college this year. PROFESSOR HANSEN teaches advanced German . . . is the oldest professor on the faculty . . . has garden- ing for a hobby. PROFESSOR ELLER teaches Greek . . . acquired in mid-year . . . one of the most handsome pro- fessors on the faculty. PROFESSOR BAUER taught Greek . . . his unfortunate death sincerely mourned by all . . . linguist and classical scholar . . . wrote a book " Inter- national Temper and Distemper. " Robert A. Wagoner H. Emil Hansen Henry M. Filer Carl F. Bauer Page Sixty FACULTY Pearl L. Robertson Richard Wiese Chester O. Egner Thomas H. Clare Genevieve Staudt Th. W. Mueller Paul L. Lehmann Herman J. Sander SOCIAL SCIENCES, RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR CRUSIUS teaches history . . . collects first editions . . . member of faculty for 23 years . . . pet peeves are cold coffee and walking Bowrser. PROFESSOR ROBERT- SON teaches history and political science . . . likes horse- back riding next to teaching . . . drama fan . . . dislikes eating in restaurants to the accompaniment of music. MR. WIESE coaches social science ... his businesslike effi- ciency in handling social science tests and classes quickly ViTins the freshmen . . . likes social science and history beyond all else ... is seldom seen without his pipe. PROFESSOR EGNER teaches economics . . . likes carpen- try and hard work . . . served as faculty advisor to this Elms . . . pet saying in conversation and class " True, True. " PROFESSOR CLARE teaches psychology and so- ciology . . . his Freudian humor and classroom experi- ments are bane of his classes . . . likes to remodel houses during summertime . . . English to a " T " . PROFESSOR STAUDT teaches education . . . acts as dean of women and advisor to Elmhurst College Women . . . popular with women and men students. PROFESSOR MUELLER teaches sociology . . . acts as registrar and dean of men . . . advises the Student Union cabinet . . . periodically warns students against cutting chapel . . . enjoys carpentering. PROFESSOR LEHMANN teaches religion . . . acts as dean of the chapel and head of the religious life committee . . . Phi Beta Kappa . . . his intricate sentence structure and profound lectures baffle beginning religion students . . . beloved for his genuine hospitality and gentle manner. PROFESSOR SANDER teaches philosophy . . . head of social life committee . . . often plays intramural softball . . . liked by students and faculty alike for his good nature, yet firm manner. Page Sixty-one FACULTY Harvey De Bruine Homer H. Helmick Winston L. Hole Gaorge O. Sharp Oliver Langhorst Harro E. Hansen Marion S. Reimler Waldemar B. Hille Glenn Most Fred Krueger Mrs. C. Koons Emma Foote NATURAL SCIENCES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND MUSIC PROFESSOR DE BRUINE teaches biological subjects ... is well known on our fac- ulty for his jokes . . . and beloved by students for his friendliness. PROFESSOR HELMICK teaches chemistry . . . looks and talks like Charles Butterworth ... a tradition at Elmhurst with his individual ways ... so subtle, students wonder if he recognizes his own humor in the classroom . . . shares honors as being one of the best liked pro- fessors. PROFESSOR HOLE teaches mathe- matics and physics . . . expert at athletics — tennis, volley ball, table-tennis, and bowling ... is a good bridge partner . . . very skill- ful on the violin . . . gets interested in theoret- ical part of mathematics and makes mis- takes in arithmetic . . . gets impatient when students, especially girls, can ' t keep up with him. COACH LANGHORST directs physical education . . . known to everyone as " Pete " . . . indefatigable worker with his athletic teams but doesn ' t drive his men to limit . . . liked among coaches and athletes for his happy-go-lucky air ... a fine sportsman himself. ASSISTANT COACH HANSEN coaches football, basketball, and baseball teams ... an Elmhurst product and son of the German professor emeritus . . . dresses nat- tily in plaid suits . . . really worries about his teams. MISS REIMLER coaches women ' s physical education . . . known to everyone as " Teach " . . . founder and chief supporter of the Women ' s Union Circus . . . developed interscholastic girls ' tennis teams . . . PRO- FESSOR HILLE teaches music ... a splendid concert pianist . . . graduate of Elmhurst College . . . coaches the glee clubs, chapel choir, and special musical groups . . . known for his modern compositions, long stride, and solid opinions. GLENN MOST is in- structor in voice ... a splendid baritone him- self . . . has a beautifully appointed studio in the School of Music . . . largest figure on the campus. FRED KRUEGER conducts the band ... an Elmhurst athlete and alumnus . . . works unceasingly developing a fine band out of not so fine material . . . soft- spoken and retiring, he is a favorite of band members. MRS. KOONS instructs piano stu- dents . . . very little seen on campus outside of the School of Music . . . hurried, but friend- ly air. MISS FOOTE organist . . . accom- panies the chapel choir . . . instructs students in technique of playing the organ . . . friend- ly and well-received by those who know her. EDWARD SCHLUNDT, coach of men ' s glee club m.embers . . . Elmhurst ' 38 ... a mem- ber of the senior quartet for five years. Page Sixty-iivo FACULTY SPEECH AND PERSONNEL PROFESSOR LEMON instructor in art . . . part-time teacher from the Art Institute . . . his students praise his lectures ... on the campus only for his Monday and Wednes- day lectures. PROFESSOR AHRENDS teaches speech . . . coaches dramatic produc- tions and the tennis team . . . likes motion picture photography as a hobby . . . spends all year training his tennis team ... a pro- fessional tennis coach off the campus. ELINOR SHAFER is secretary to the presi- dent during the absence of MRS. L. SCHIR- NEKER, absent because of illness . . . 1938 graduate of Elmhurst . . . best-looking woman of the administration but engaged . . . hopes to teach school. MISS LANG, recorder . . . teams up with Mrs. Langhorst ( " Mrs. Pete " ) as the school ' s most persistent rooters . . . continually busy from early morning until late, she still gives everyone who asks the best in service . . . expert mimeograph oper- ator . . . only woman member of the " E " club. MR. TIEDEMANN, bursar . . . spends most of his time in the business office . . . builds model railroads and keeps track of campus rom.ances for a hobby . . . rarely without his pipe. MR. LEONHARDT, business man- ager . . . probably the busiest man on the campus, with the exception of President Leh- m.ann . . . can ' t live down the name of " Umpah " since a faculty circus stunt three years ago ... at one time coach of athletic teams at Elmhurst. MISS STECH, librarian ... on leave of absence to the University of Chicago . . . MISS KLEIN, assistant librarian ... an Elmhurst alumnae . . . advisor to the Women ' s Union . . . extremely cordial and cooperative. MISS FARQUHAR, manager of commons . . . keeps the kitchen crew busy ... is responsible for meals served to col- lege students. MRS. E. VOIGT, matron . . . acts as hostess to college guests who re- main overnight . . . shy and retiring, she is still " mother " to several hundred college students. Page Sixty-three GUEST LECTURERS Dr. George M. Gibson, United Church of Hyde Park, Chicago, the Lenten speaker. Maurice Hindus, " Czechoslovakia from Glory to Collapse, " on January 18, 1939. Herbert Gass, M.D., Chandkuri, India, " The Mission to Lepers, " on February 27, 1939. Dr. Hachiro Yuasa, Kyoto, Japan, " The Japanese Church in the Light of the Madras Confer- ence, " on February 28, 1939. Rabbi Stephen Wise, New York, " What I Think of Hitler, " on January 3, 1939. Professor T. K. Noss, Purdue University, " The Christian and Reform, " on November 9, 1938. Barclay Acheson, associate editor of " Reader ' s Digest " on " Freedom — the Mental Climate for Progress, " on February 1, 1939. Dr. Charles Webber, New York, on " Social Service. " Pa( r Sixty-six I SENIORS SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Lett to right: Earl Krueger, president; William Heise, vice-president; Alev Watts Vernon, secretary; Robert Gliessman, treasurer. The main contributions of the senior class to the campus hfe at Elmhurst come less from the activi- ties of the class as a unit and more from the par- ticipation of the individual seniors as members of other campus organizations. This is true because the senior class does not traditionally stage a major campus social function. Seniors hold the most important campus offices and tend to set the tone of college life by being the more experienced members of the student body. In varsity athletics, the seniors contributed six men to the football team, three to the basketball team, five to the baseball team, and four men on the track team. The captain of each of these teams was a senior. In music, six seniors were mem.bers of the men ' s glee club, four were members of the women ' s glee club, nine were members of the chapel choir, three were on the college quartet, and three were the mainstays of the college band. Most of the remaining campus organizations are led by members of the senior class. Paffe Sixty-seven DOLORES ANDERSON Chemistiy Dolores was always so busy working in the lab or in the library that she didn ' t have much time to show herself around. Everyone who knew her re- spected her for her willingness to work and for her friendliness. She was an active member of Le Cercle Francais and the Women ' s Union and did much to keep these organizations running smoothly. KENNETH ARNOLD English Ken was more or less the silent member of the class of ' 39. He confined his activities to Glee Club and Le Cercle Francois work. However, in one of his early years at Elmhurst, Ken acquired fame through his feat of jumping off C.A. and E. limited trains passing York Street. Ken was also noted for his scholarly work and dry humor. CATRIONA BOWEN Chemistry Catronia was consistently on the honor roll and just as consistently kept getting scholarships. She was a dependable and capable worker in both Le Cercle Francois and the Women ' s Union and held offices in both these clubs. Her witticisms and her personality made her liked by everyone. Her only trouble was that she wouldn ' t let us see enough of her. JOHN EISZNER Economics Jack, the fashion plate of the senior class, was also the sportsman. He played football and basket- ball for four years, winning seven letters. During his last two years he was captain of the basketball team. Jack is well known for his fine competitive spirit and a winning smile. BETTY LOU FESSENDEN French Betty Lou came to Elmhurst in her junior year from North Park junior college. She is known as the most persistent gum chewer that Elmhurst ever had. She was an active member of Le Cercle Francois but had little time for other activities due to her pressing duties at home. Faithfulness and a cheerful personality brought her many friends. WALTER C. FISCHER Sociology Walt was a familiar figure in the Commons, serv- ing as checker for several years. Aside from his commissary duties, he found time to belong to the glee club, band, and the pre-the society. The posi- tion of intra-mural sports manager was his biggest task, and he did much to encourage interclass sports. He had a challenging mind and v ould argue at the drop of a hat. ROBERT GLIESSMAN History Bob was one of the class scholars. He became extremely proficient in history, causing his class- mates no end of grief by raising the class averages, and guided the history club through its initial year. He was also an intramural sports enthusiast. Always a popular fellow. Bob was elected treasurer of the class during his last year at school. W. ROBERT GRUNEWALD, JR. Sociology Bob was perhaps the most active member of his class. He took part in a long list of activities and contributed his share of v ork and advice to all of them. However, he had one weakness: his punning. He would go to great lengths to force a joke on some unsuspecting classmate. Despite this tendency, he was recognized as a real scholar and gentleman. HAROLD H. HAAS History " Bunny " returned to Elmhurst after an eight years ' absence and quickly became one of the class ' s most popular members. The long layoff did not keep him from being valuable assets to both the baseball and football teams. He was probably one of the best story tellers of the class due to his wide experience in the economic world. ALBERT HAHN Al was the musician of his class and distinguish- ed himself by compositions for the college band and for small instrumental groups. He often played the chapel organ during his years at Elmhurst. Glee Club and S.C.A. work interested him too; and he participated in his share of activities though he was not much seen on the campus; however, he did not stay to get his degree. Page Sixty-nine WILLIAM HEISE Sociology Bill was famous as the genial proprietor of the Student Union store during his senior year. Foot- ball, track, and newspaper work also occupied much of his time. He gained the respect of the senior class to the extent of being elected its vice-president. He liked to argue about anything with anyone who would oppose him, but this in no way detracted from his popularity. EARL HOFFMAN Chemistry Earl ' s forte was mathem.atics. If anyone needed something calculated in a hurry. Earl was the man to see. He took great interest in scientific subjects, especially chemistry. He worked his way through school and was not much in evidence outside of classes, but he was well known just the same. Bull sessions usually counted him among their par- ticipants. CLAYTON JOHNSON History Clay was one of the business men of the class. He took a great interest in econom.ic problems and had a hand in the formation of the graduate place- ment service. Intramural sports interested him, es- pecially the football schedule. A thorough worker, he was usually one of the first to have assignments completed. His arguments with Koeppel were varied and frequent. RICHARD KESSLER History Dick was the songbird of his graduating class; he would rather sing than eat. His rich voice became well known, especially throughout South Hall, and gained him a place on the quartet of the glee club for four years. His file of songs is very extensive and often consulted. The junior class presidency, and the post as treasurer of the Student Union also appeared among his honors. ROBERT KLEPPER Bob, the " methodical man. History was one of the more serious members of the senior class. He was deeply interested in religious and social problems to the extent of starting many drives for the helping of these more unfortunate people. He was also a member of the glee club and the chapel choir, as well as a member of the S.C.A. cabinet. He came to Elmhurst after two years at Joliet Junior College. Paffc Seventy ROY KOEPPEL History " Kep " was a happy-go-lucky fellow during his first three years at Elmhurst, but he really settled down his senior year. He was noted for his sense of humor and willingness to help classmates. He was vice-president of the class of ' 39 in the sophomore and junior years, and was treasurer of his class during the freshman term. He was manager of the baseball team his last year. DOROTHY KROSS History It is rumored that " Dor " spent more time on out- side activities (including Walter) than on her studies. However we do know that she was prexy of the Women ' s Union, a member of the Women ' s Glee Club, the sextet, chapel choir. Student Union secre- tary, and an " E " club attache, besides maintaining honor roll status. She is the most versatile woman member of the graduating class. EARL KRUEGER History " Moe " as he was called by his classmates, was probably the smoothest member of the class. He never let his books interfere with his education, but still attained good scholastic and social rating. He played baseball for three years, was a gymnasium enthusiast, and a member of the Men ' s Glee Club, climaxing his college career with the presidency of the senior class. CAROLE LONG English Her first year at college branded her as a " brain; " and with that reputation established, she has been able to spend the rest of her time in numerous out- side activities: theater, glee club. Women ' s Union, Le Cercle Francois, and Jimmy, to mention a few. Her educational training at Elmhurst is her first step of a successful teaching career, we hope. RUSSELL L. MALCHOW History " Squire " was one of those fellows who do their share and more of the work but like to stay in the background. He was the hard luck man of the class in the line of interscholastic sports. Injuries and in- eligibilities dogged him through his four years. Track, football, and basketball took his fancy. He was also interested in music and newspaper work. Page Seventy-one HENRY O. MARSH, JR. Biology Hank was not much seen around the campus because of his interest in the biology laboratory; but he did emerge enough in his sophomore and junior years to join the tennis squad. In his senior year, he became a charter member of the newly organized Science Club. He was also very well known for a very distinctive brand of humor, and he had plenty of it. FREDERICK McCULLOCH English Fred spent his first two years at North Park junior college in Chicago. On his arrival at Elmhurst he immediately acquired fame by his arguments with his professors and his practice of taking no class notes. During his senior year, as custodian of the South Hall laundry service, he instituted a new system of room collection which caused much dis- cussion among residents. HELEN MEDIN French Helen had a hard time at college because she was always willing to do anything asked of her, and she soon found herself engaged in many ac- tivities: Women ' s Union, Le Cercle Francais, ath- letics — all took time from her English and French assignments, but she did them all well. A friendly and likeable girl, Helen won ' t miss her classmates any more than they ' ll miss her. PARKER MISHKOFF A native of Sofia, Bulgaria, Parker came to the United States for his higher education; and he made many friends during his short stay at Elmhurst. A friendly fellow, he had a large following of South Hall residents who enjoyed his stories of life abroad. Parker left school early in the first semester, but he will long be remembered by his many associates. HANS NOTTROTT Sociology Hans was the class entertainer much in demand for campus functions. He was known for his sense of humor and willingness to do anything asked of him. In his junior year he was Elmhurst ' s only medal winner in the Armour Relays. The campus ' chief photographer, he lent his efforts to the Elms, foot- ball, Band, and the Glee Club also. He was profi- cient in almost all form.s of outdoor athletics. Paffe Scvcniy-tvjo KATHLYN OLSSON English " Kay " is another one of the embryo teachers who can never find enough to keep herself busy. She came to Elmhurst College during her junior year from Illinois, and became active in several different activities. Much of her time was spent with Le Cercle Francois and the Women ' s Union, and her spare time was occupied as a member of a pro-os- sional string trio. CARL C. RASCHE Philosophy Carl interested himself in many student activi- ties, among which were chapel choir, the Men ' s Glee Club, the quartet, library work, and others. During his last year, Carl became noted for his organization of the Mustache Protective Committee, founded chiefly to protect his own " cookie-duster " (while he had one.) He was also a member of the only swimming team the college ever had. ROBERT ROYER Economics Rob had a wide program of extra-curricular ac- tivities, serving as a dormitory officer, managing editor and then editor-in-chief of the Elm Bark, senior editor of the Elms, football, basketball, and track. He was publications head during his senior year at school. Always ready with a witticism, he was well- liked and managed to get quite a few things done during his college career. GEORGE SCHUETTE History George received recognition on the campus for his philosophical dissertations on campus life. His acrobatic feats also gained him considerable re- nown. He was a member of several organizations: the Goethe Verein, the Pre-The Society, the S.C.A. and the college band. Possessor of a splendid build, he spent much time in intramural and interscholastic athletics. LEROY SOLBERG History Sol was one of the easiest going fellows in the class of ' 39. He did manage to play some good baseball for Elmhurst during his last years here, and seemed to like amusements better than studies; but he spent a lot of time with his major during his senior year. His time was spent chiefly outside of the regular organizations of the campus, but he did serve on the Elm Bark for a while. Page Seventy-three EMIL STALHUT Sociology Emil, fondly nicknamed " Bucket " by his associ- ates, turned to music for diversion, and was the bass of the college quartet, writing arrangements for the group. Glee Club and chapel choir both took up extra-curricular tim.e, but he v as a consistent member of the scholastic honor roll. In his junior year he was elected class treasurer. LENORE STEEGE History Already a teacher, Lenore spent the last two years at Elmhurst learning more about her profes- sion. She is known for her sincerity and genuine friendliness, and vras always willing to chat with anyone. She was active in S.C.A. discussions, and was one of the organizers of the History Club. She also spent a good deal of her time as an assistant in the library. GEORGE STEEPEN Sociology George, or " Pushcart " as he was known by his intimates, was one of the more popular members of the senior class. He had the comedy bent and livened up more than one Women ' s Union Circus as a clov n. As the college postmaster, he was one of the most looked-for and questioned students. In addition, George liked sleep, football, and baseball. JOHN PAUL STUMPF Biology J. P. was the most heard member of the class, his whispers sounding as loud as an ordinary per- son ' s voice. He had a hard job finding time to study, but he could never discover where his time had gone. Track and football interested him in the sports line, and he won tvvro awards on the cinders. Auto mechanics interested him from necessity as well as for the principles involved. THEODOR TUENGE Sociology Ted found little time for anything but study and work, but he was willing to help if called upon and refused no requests. He took no active part in athletics, but he was a loyal rooter at all compe- tition. A top-notch photographer, Ted won five of eight prizes offered by the Elms in its annual pic- ture contest. Practical by necessity, Ted took little stock in theoretical knowledge. Put c Sei ' cniy-four HARRY R. VERNON Chemistry Harry was easily the most popular and most versatile senior if not Elmhurst student. He held an office in every organization of which he was a member, occupying these during his last year: captain of both football and track teams, president of the Student Union, and president of the College Theatre. He had a grand singing voice, also. He topped all in March by announcing his eight-month old. marriage. ALEV WATTS VERNON Chemistry Alev is the " better half " of the marriage kept secret for eight months. Popular and capable, she held offices in Le Cercle Francais, the Women ' s Glee Club, the Women ' s Union, and the Elm Bark and served in the chapel choir and as secretary of the graduating class. To a charming campus couple, the Elms joins the student body in wishing them a happy and successful future. A. HOWARD WEEG Philosophy Howie came to Elmhurst after attending North- western University and the University of Illinois. He devoted himself more to his studies than to extensive extra-curricular activity; however, the newly formed Journal Club and the college public relations de- partment took up some of his spare time. He is very genuinely interested in theology and sociology and is an earnest worker in these fields. RUTH WESTERBECK Biology " Westy " is the all-around girl of the senior class. Glee Club president, member of the sextet and chapel choir, officer of the Women ' s Union, Junior Prom queen — these are a few of her many creden- tials. In addition she spent much time in the labora- tory and as an assistant in the office of the School of Music. She is also a member of the " E " Club auxiliary. Paffc Seventy-five JUNIORS JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Top row; Donald Rosback, president; William Bohle, vice-president; Bottom row; Florence Edier, secre- tary; Everett Rauh, treasurer. The junior class, the largest in the history of the school, was a major factor in all campus ac- tivities. The high spot of its program, as traditional, was the annual Junior Prom, held this year on May 6. A new financial arrangement of junior dues assured the financial success of the dance, and brought liberal returns to contributing class members. In other campus activities the class was also heavily represented. For the third successive year it won the intramural track meet. It had heavy repre- sentation on all the athletic teams, taking all but two positions on the tennis team. Six letterman were on the football team, next year ' s basketball captain comes from the juniors, and the track and baseball teams drew from the ranks of the class of ' 40. Organizations counted many juniors among their officers, and the scholastic honor roll gave credit to a goodly percentage of the class. All in all, the class of ' 40 gained valuable ex- perience in all fields of campus living to enable it to be an outstanding graduating class next year. Paffc Scvcnty-scvcn Roy Alberswerth St. Louis, Missouri Laurence AuBuchon Elmhurst, Illinois Glenn Baumann Highland, Illinois Robert Baumann Elmhurst, Illinois Ellsworth Blinn Oak Park, Illinois Claudia Bockoven Villa Park, Illinois William Eohle St. Louis, Missouri Marjorie Boldt Elmhurst, Illinois Dorothy Braun Webster Groves, Missouri Henry Bucholz Elmhurst, Illinois Page Seventy-right Paul Budy Hartley, Iowa Gladys Buenger Oak Park, Illinois Edward Burke Chicago, Illinois Reba Burrows Elmhurst, Illinois Dorothea Butts Villa Park, Illinois Jerome Caldwell Elmhurst, Illinois Miland Cox Elmhurst, Illinois Edward Dalhaus Wood River, Illinois Marjorie Davis Elmhurst, Illinois John Dillenberger Valmeyer, Illinois John Dodd Oak Park, Illinois Lester Dresch Highland, Illinois Florence Edler Valmeyer, Illinois W. Ralph Factor Zanesville, Ohio Sherman Fuller Elmhurst, Illinois Geneva Gilbertson Chicago, Illinois Dorothy Graham Wheaton, Illinois Olga Haddad Chicago, Illinois Henrietta Heidemann Kiel, Wisconsin John Hennessy Elmhurst, Illinois Page Eifjiity Arthur Hoppenstedt Elmhurst, Illinois Robert Jones Elmhurst, Illinois Thomas Jones Maywood, Illinois Elizabeth Koenig Baloda Bazar, C. P., India Hugo Leinberger Dunkirk, New York William Lindecker Park Ridge, Illinois Orrin Lockman Elmhurst, Illinois Daniel Mabee Villa Park, Illinois Marian Marquardt Lombard, Illinois William McMillan Maywood, Illinois Pii{ c E ' lglity-one Emma Neve Des Plaines, Illinois Milton Paus Eitzen, Minnesota Lloyd Paxton Georgetown, Illinois Vivian von Pelchrzim Chicago, Illinois Everett Rauh Hinsdale, Illinois Walter Reif Louisville, Kentucky Donald Rosback Elmhurst, Illinois Richard Scheef Houston, Texas Nolan Schlesinger Belleville, Illinois Paul Schmidt Merrill, Wisconsin Page Eiykty-tivo Herman Schoettle Elberfeld, Indiana John Shay Chicago, IlUnois Thelma Strub Williamsport, Pennsylvania Anna Louise Susott Evansville, Indiana Mildred Valek Berwyn, Illinois William Wawak Elmhurst, Illinois SoUie Zapler Maywood, 111 SOPHOMORES SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS: Lett to right: William Lane, vice-president; Harold Fisher, treasurer; Evelyn Mareneck, secre- tary; Robert Tie mann, president. Keeping pace with the reputation earned during their freshman year, the class of ' 41 continued to play an active part in the college life. Class mem- bers were represented in every field of endeavor and made a most favorable showing. The social hygiene program sponsored by the class during their freshman year was less active during the past school term, but it had not entirely died down. The Harvest Hop, presented November 19, as the class social function, was socially and financial- ly successful, and plans have already been started for next year ' s Junior Prom. The class has an unusually large number of gifted individuals who hold major positions in the campus organizations. Publications find major of- fices held on the newspapers and the annual by sophomore members, the Women ' s Union cabinet is represented by a sophomore, and other less ex- tensive organizations all claim representatives and active workers from the ranks of the sophomores. Paffr Eig hty-j our Mitchel Avery Arthur Baker Robert Biermann Kenneth Black Lowell Blaisdell Paul Blasberg William Block Evelyn Boyd Margaret Brune Ruth Buck Ethel Buckner Bonniebelle Campbell Marben Carstens Viola Mae Clark Judith Cleland Harold Cooke Philip Darmstadt Robert Dewey Page Eighty-five Madeline Dillenbeck Warren Downs Arthur Dreusicke John East Robert Eils William Engelmann Robert Fankhauser Harold Fisher Homer Freese Paul Gabriz Romaine Gallup Virginia Goellen Helen Gustafson Henry Hakewill Hirstle Hammond Kathryn Heck John Hein Robert Herrmann Page Eu hty-six Mildred Miller Rita Mongoven Jeannette Mueller Ruth Oberkircher Baird Obermann Ruth Oldenburg Frederick Piepenbrok Barbara Pillinger Dean Plassman Samuel Pobanz Janice Pulse Jean Pulse Richard Rasche Norman Roberts Dorothy Roe Herbert Sadler Barnhard Schierhorn George Schler Pafff Eighty-eight Page Eighty-iiine Page Ninety FRESHMEN FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS: Standing: Walter Westermann, freshman dance chairman; Harold Grunewald, president; Wil- liam Lithgow, vice-president; Seated: Erma Jane Hahn, vice- president; Theresa Baumann, treasurer; Erna Bock, secretary. The enrollment project headed by President Harold Grunewald was typical of the class en- thusiasm shown by Elmhurst ' s largest freshman class. Guided by the slogan, " Four Names from every freshman to make an enrollment of four hundred for the year 1939-1940, " the class members showed a surprising amount of response. First evidence of the class ' s ability came with the advent of Homecoming. Their float, represent- ing an E Book and a freshman cap, won first prize. The collection of combustibles gathered by the members of the class for the preceding six weeks made a brilliant bonfire on Homecoming Eve. The male ballet in the Women ' s Union Circus was one of the most popular acts; and their spring dance, the Sailor Swing, on April 15, was both a financial and social success. The class had a representative on every ath- letic squad and composed a good part of the mem- bership of most campus organizations. Five were football lettermen. Page Ninety-one Pnyr N ' lnrty-tiuo Grace Aceing Edith Adolph Arthur Barrett Selma cartels Edward Becker Isabelle Bennett John Bockoven Adelaide Boehm Fern Brandt Burton Brodt Donald Cash Ralph Clarke Dorothy Davis Lois Deiters Arthur Albion Theresa Baumann Magdalene Berger Dorothy Boomer Gertrude Brydges lean Clevenger Merlin Deppert llene Anderson Joseph Antonello Orland Eaumgartner Virginia Bayly Raymond Bizer Lucille Blunt Carl Borgman Ervin Bosworth Earl Buck Donald Budde James Copeland Jam.es Cronin James Doellefeld William Eagan Donald Auten Mervin Beattis Erna Bock Robert Bowdish Ruth Butler Marjorie Davidson Eilene Eilts Page N ' lncty-thrce Forest Erikson Barbara Fawcett John Gabby David Gardner Walter Goletz Robert Graves Harold Grunewald Edward Gustaf Carl Hebenstreit Virginia Herzler Daniel Irion Marian Johnson Harold Kamenz Howard Kamin George Finis John Gardns Howard Griesbach Erma J. Hahn Phyllis Hieronymus Paul Jordan Francis Karasek Elaine Forrest Herbert Fritzsche Robert Froeschner Clarice Gatti Marie Gee Earl Gerfen Charles Groenke Frank Gross Robert Grumhaus William Hammerschmidt Mary Hausam Dorothy Hayes Robert Hobbs Wilma Hoffmann William Hurter June Kahl Hans Kalkbrenner Charles Kamber Robert Kaspar Norman Kehrli John King Page Ninety-four August Kluge Wilson Knauer Victor Kreimeyer Robert Lange Ruth Lasser Werner Laue Hilda Lohans Werner Lueckhoff Lorraine Maier Arthur McGovney Mary McParland Delbert Meitz Charles Miles Glen Miller Dorothy Muecke Marian Ohrman Betty Parshall Jack Parsons Walter Rauh Donald Riechmann Walter Sandner Robert Kross James Leonard Ilona Mardaga Dorothy Meredith Walter Murphy Glenn Pfeil Helen Schmale William Kruse William Lithgow Ruth Marsh Robert Michael Phyllis Newman Marcia Powell Myron Schmitt Louis Kyriazoplos Edna J. Llewellyn Edward McDougall Dorothy Miche Robert Nolte Jacqueline Propst James Schram Page Nincty-sc-vcn Wesley Schroeder Mildred Slone Harlan Tarbell Mildred Tonning Kenneth Vix Gilbert Wawak Warner Wienecke Dorothy Schumacher Grace Seybold Ivan Sparling Blaine Spies Fred Thierbach Ann Thompsen Virginia Urban Odette Vahrenwald Edith Vogt Ervin Volbrecht Evans Wells John Wertzler Jane Sherman Dorothy Simmons James Simonson Dorothy Stevens Harriet Stewart Elmer Stock Mae Tiedemann Walter Tiefenthal Walter Tinsley Arthur Van Camp Jack Van Voorst William Vesley Paul Vender Ohe Raymond Voss Wesley Walker Lorrayne Wertzler Walter Westermann Betty Whitaker Harry Willman Carolyn Wolff Dale Wolfgram John Wozencraft Jeannette Wynne Sarah Zeeman Page N ' lncty-cKjIit Page One Hundred SCHOLASTIC HONOR ROLL For the First Semester, 1938-1939 SENIORS Dolores Anderson Roy Koeppel Emit Stalhut Catriona Bowen Dorothy Kross Lenore Steege Tolrn Piciynpr J Willi. J ilOZjll l 1— [Qin V ' 7 ' AAlTTC; n 1 ic iii y ivn i oil VJTcrL- ' iyt kjLtrlltrli " Walter Fischer Kathlvn Ol sson A Howard AA ' pprr X i. • 11 V V 1 V V JUNIORS IlUJUtrl L lJU.U.iliU.Ilii Vv liiiam iviciviiiian i ' oioiny Diaun vjiga naaaaa Emma Neve Dorothea Butts Hugo Leinberger Everett Rauh Marjorie Davis Anna Louise Susott SOPHOMORES Kenneth Black Mildred Horst Jean Pulse Lowell Blaisdell Gwendolyn Kranz Dorothy Roe Robert Eils Thomas Ktsanes Barnhard Schierhorn Homer Freese Evelyn Mareneck Robert Tiemann Virginia Goellen Ralph Maschmeier Albert Troyke John Hein Samel Pobanz Charles Turner Janice Pulse FRESHMEN Ilene Anderson Robert Graves Helen Schmale Donald Auten Harold Grunewald Myron Schmitt Theresa Baumann Erma Jane Hahn Grace Seybold Virginia Bayly Virginia Herzler Elmer Stock Erna Bock Marion Johnson Mildred Tonning Barbara Fawcett Francis Karasek Virgmia Urban Robert Froeschner Robert Nolle Paul Vender Ohe John Gardner Glenn Pfeil Jack Wertzler Walter Sandner Page One Hundred 0?ie Pagr Onr Hundred Tixio IPhere the Elms in Stdteli Qlori spreading hranclirs raise, There our cherished Alma Mater Hears our song of praise. As you stand to sing these stirring words, if you are at all like the majority of students who have attended Elmhurst, you are troubled. You are wondering what you might do to translate your sentiments into action. Perhaps a tip from the alumni who have gone before you will help — When you meet a high school graduate looking for a suitable college, remember that Elmhurst can meet all his needs just as it met yours. Remember that your Alma Mater is fully ac- credited, has exceptionally fine facilities for a wide range of training, that it provides the finest in college environment. When you see the puz- zled young man or woman at this crossroad in ife, guide him into the best road. Say, " Elm- hurst. " Make yourself worthy of joining in the chorus to your Alma Mater — School ive loi ' c, Elmhurst , live for aye. God shed his grace on thee; Loyal be thy sons and daughters To thy memory. P. S. 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Lunches, sodas, hot and cold drinks, drugs, stationery, and magazines are available there at reasonable prices. Elmhurst Drug Co. is located at 101 S. YORK STREET IN THE BANK BLDG. WE DELIVER ' f II 1 11 1 1 II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIICIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Page One Hundred Eight, iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiit THE HOME OF NATIONALLY FAMOUS PRODUCTS Mobilgas-Mobiloil Mobil Lubrication Goodyear ™ Exide A. N. Thorsen Service Station 144-46 South York iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ml I " For . . . ENERGY an d PEP that stays with you EAT BREAD Phone 4169 iiiiiiitiiittiiini THE ELMS wishes to thank the advertisers and patrons for their help in making this book possible. 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