Elmhurst College - Elms Yearbook (Elmhurst, IL)

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I 1 43 The 1943 Elms Here is a cross section of life on Elmhurst ' s compus; this is on attempt to depict Elmhurst ' s spirit, its beauty, its friendships, its faculty, its students— that is what life consists of during the days at college. Boy and girl friends work and play together, chat, sing, and talk over their problems. Pre-the ' s discuss dialectic theology, girls discuss their new outfits, dorm fellows keep their talks secret, and the faculty discuss current events, their assignments, and their students. aWHURST PUBLIC LIBRARY ELMHURST. ILL 60126 hielen hiinrichis Kluge Rosemary Kross - Elizabeth hiammond Photography — P o rt ra i ts, Del Mar Studio, Pictures, Jerry Schrom. Indianapolis Engraving Co. Rogers Printing Company . Editor Business manager Advertising manager impresstve £(m hurst Glimpses of life at Elmhurst . . . daily classes . . . mixed chorus rehearsah . ■ ■ chapel at ! 9:50 each day . . . discussions at Student Union meetings . . . Monday sale of War Stamps . . . . . . spring walks in Wilder Park . . . bull ses- sions in the dorms . . . term papers and lost minute cramming . . . final exams . . . the scramble to meet the deadline for the Elm Bark . . . open house in Irion EHall . . . Saturday night informals . . . boxy sweaters and saddle shoes . • ■ sports, basketball football, and baseball . . ■ lob work ... the endless efforts of our profs to make students out of us . . . decorating the gym for dances . . . friendly groups in Women s Union room . . . Wednesday assemblies . • ■ teas at Mrs. Lehmann ' s . . . field trips . . • annual homecoming . . . E pins . . . CPT men on the campus . . . the men leaving for the armed service throughout the year . . . dates, steadies and gossip . . . ever present grades . . ■ rationing in the Commons ... all these are memories of our Alma Mater . . . Student Union Store . . . Haefner and Sickbert as managers . . ■ refreshments for students . . ■ hangout for gab fests ... a few moments of relaxation after chapel before the next class lecture . . . cokes, candy, and potato-chips . . . A place to relax Irion Hail . . . South Hall . . • dormitory life . . . making of lasting friendships . . . . . . sharing with others . . . hours spent in getting ready for that special date . . . here the freshman finds a new home . . . here he does assignments and term papers . . . here he becomes adjusted to campus life . . . Here ' s to our Alma Mater Homecoming—this is the event of the year when our Alma Mater is glorified, campus seething with handshakes, rem- iniscing, and queries about so and so . . . alumni banquet ... the traditional bon- fire . . . the homecoming revue . ■ ■ Saturday music concert ... the annual football game with cheers from the enthu- siastic crowd . . . church on Sunday . . • never to be forgotten hours for the visiting alumni . . . when the freshman becomes a citizen of the campus and is no longer a freshie . • • The school of music . . . sounds of vocal- izing . . . strains from a violin . . . practice hours at the organ and piano . . . hiille teaching classes and directing the chorus . . . glee clubi acauiring the final touch before the concert . . . All ' s quiet on the southern front On reserve . . • Fisk . . . Waller . . . Beard . . . Marx . . . Merriam . . . Woods . . . Shakespeare . . . Darwin . . . Freneau . . • Kant . . • Freud . . . Veblen . . . Voltaire . ' . . Plato . . . €imUursf Vermaneo Faculty Classes mpressrons of €(mliunt In ' 45 Activities Sports Exponents of Knowledse To the faculty goes the task of making a well adjusted, educated individual out of the freshman who comes to the college doors. They have the opportunity to give a student a basis for living, not merely being a success, but for living life to its fullest. Character and personality is formed at college, and the faculty plays on important part in this process. Being a professor means mastery of subject, ability to teach that subject, and understanding the student, his accomplishments, his difficulties, and his problems. The students discover that the professors are human beings and not mere theorizers. The faculty, the backbone of the school. 17 Dr. Lehmann is our guide and director at Elmhurst and a capable one he is . . . now serving in his fifteenth year as president . . . kind, yet firm . . . always available for a talk and advice to some student who finds college life adjustment a bit difficult ... his chapel ad- dresses are encouraging and inspir- ing . . . will gladly offer guidance to any individual regarding his voca- tion . . . Dean Mueller has a sincere desire to give each student a good education . . . always has a helping hand for those who need it . . .is respected and competent ... his easy going manner hideshis efficiency omniscient trio Dean Staudt has a ready smile for every student . . ■ maintains order tactfully and without use of the " whip " . . • o favorite with both men and women students . . ■ mothers the girls in Irion Hall . - ■ likes to chat awhile, and have her room at 85 degrees all winter . . . makes it a practice to hove food snacks in her room for hungry girls . . ■ guides the practice teachers in their work . . • does her part whether it be war work or student and faculty activities . . ■ Wizards of the Laboratories Very valuable to the CPT men was Professor Kalmbach, physics brain . . . spends hours upon hours in the science lab ... is there anyone who at some time or another hasn ' t mistaken hn,: and his wife for a couple of college stu- dents? A newcomer this year was Mrs. Seobright who proves that the field of chemistry isn ' t just a man ' s world. Miss Handel left the math department in January, and was replaced by the capable Mrs. Zink. Dr. Helmick, " way up thar " in the chemistry lab . . . saw that would-be chemists left the school in its present form . . . quiet and reserved . . . tends to business, and is well liked by all of his students . . . Left to rigfit — Kalmbacfi Seabright blonde! Helmick SaentLSts extraordinaLre Dr. DeBruine is always " right in there whenever anything is to be super- vised, he will gladly help out ... a school dance wouldn ' t be complete with- out " Doc " ' present . . • friendly as they come ... a favorite on the campus. Miss Johnson assisted in the biology department this year ... a busy woman with both gym and bio classes ... in her spare time she helped the war effort with her Red Cross work . . . quite a woman Teach ... Left— Richter Right— Menzel an an. d tk e universe At a pre-theological school religion ploys on important port . . . classes in Old and New Testament literature . . . courses in philosophy. Professor Menzel teaches religion classes . . . conducts daily chapel ... is liked for his friendly manner. Dr. Richter took over philosophy courses this year . . . man of unlimited knowledge ... a professor who knows how to put his ideas across to the class . . . Man, mind, method Professor Birky is interested in the " organism, as such and its relation to other factors " - - • noises bother him ... a newcomer to the faculty . . . soc is his interest . . . makes weekly trips to Champaign for recreation. Dean Mueller teaches us why we are what we ore . . ■ homey philosopher, who loves his earthworms . . • gains the attention of all students with his interesting lectures. Also playing a dual role as teacher and counselor is Dean Staudt ... has education courses for would be teachers . . ■ every Thursday one could find her with the " bandage-rolling " group . . ■ seems to have a knack for getting work out of students . ■ . Left to right — Mueller Staudt Birky Teaching the King ' s English Left to right — Carlson, Boehler, Breitenbach Our background in English literature is given to us by Professor Carlson, who runs Gulliver a close race with his travels . . . owns one of the biggest individual libraries on the campus . . . doesn t give out A ' s for nothing. Pro- fessor Breitenbach has more grammar in him than Wooley ' s " hHandbook " ' . . . if you can ' t find the word in Webster, just ask him,- he ' ll know it in English, German, and French . . . keeps in the pink of condition by walking and drinking milk each day. Mrs. Boehler, a new faculty member . . . quiet, young, and attractive. Sm-oo-th Professor Arends has the air of a Broadway producer . . . his productions have that professional touch, too . . . For heahKs sake Miss Johnson keeps all the girls in tip top shape with her classes in gym . . . introduced Danish calisthenics this year . . . groans from stiff muscles were heard round the campus . . • volley ball basketball, archery are all a part of the gymnastic course . . . Miss John- son also is the head of the social life committee . . . helps keep the students entertained . . . encourages girls " intra- mural sports . . • Pete Langhorst is a favorite with the fellows . . . care-free and happy-go- lucky nature ... did a splendid job with the reserves . • ■ serves as coach for our athletic teams . • - gives the fellows their physical work-outs as part of the defense program . . ■ has the men ' s gym classes ... has a friendly hello wherever you may meet him . • • 25 Red tape and finances Someone has to take care of the business end, and Mr. Leonhardt is just the man for it . . .a busy man " Oompah " is, as the students call him. Mr. Tiedemann is the bursar . . . CPT overseer . . . keeps in touch with alumni . . . hangs service men ' s plaques in Old Main . . . alvvays friendly. Mrs. Cosgrove is in back of that pleasant smile you receive when entering the business office. Manager of the Commons is Miss Forquhor . . . responsible for meals served in the hash house . In the general office we have Miss Pulse, the Dean ' s secretary, and Miss Cameron, secretary to the president . . . obliging and friendly. Mrs. Voigt serves as matron and receiver of overnight guests in the Commons. . , sees to it that the rooms in the infirmary are neat and clean. Society, economLC and historical Easy-going, lovable Dr. Crusius is a mainstay on the campus it wouldn t seem the same without him . . • patient and kind . . . always has time to assist a perplexed student . . • fairness is his middle name. Dr. Robertson handles her history students with a quiet manner. . . brings the past up to the present . . . takes an interest in horse-back riding. Professor Grampp, a new economics teacher this year . . . short, dark . . . holds an amazing knowledge of econ- omic theories that boFfle the best of us . . . All out for study The library is a zone of qu ' et to assure those who wish to study a place to do so without interruptions . . . offers an opportunity for students to earn money to put them through school by being assistants — to aid Miss Stech, our librarian, in her work . . . they check books in and out, shelve and mend those that need rehabilitation . . . Working from morning til evening in the library, Miss Stech finds material for students . . . keeps the library stocked wi th the newest books . . . pleasant and cooperative . . . often helps in costuming for the dramatic productions . . . reads a large share of the books herself . . . sees to it that the library staff has " Kaffee-Klatschs ' from time to time ... On the left — Stech I Melody and Line Above, right Mrs. Richter, voice teacher Mr. Pfoutsch, voice instructor Professor hHille, chorus and chapel choir director Miss Bouslough, voice teacher Miss Foote organ instructor Mr. Zander, teacher of viohn Mrs. Davison, piano teacher Mrs. Finnemore, piano teacher Mr. Lemon, art instructor Mrs. Brown, director of Children ' s Theater Accent on syllables Left to right — Dummer, on V eigen, Stanger Our perfect stereotype of o professor is Professor Stanger . . . has seen mony Elmhurst College students come and go . . . stately, kindly, an aristocrat with the common touch. Dr. Von Wiegen, connoisseur of languages . . . master of French and Spanish . . . friendly as well as easy to look at. Dr. Dummer, German professor . . . has a military carriage . . . introduced the Military German course ... a realist . . . well-versed . . . takes an interest in campus gossip . . . 30 Mr. and Mrs. Wichmann Keeping our face dean Those who keep our campus beautiful ... Mr. and Mrs. Wichmonn who are busy keeping the buildings in order . . . Mrs. Wichy is a favorite of the girls in " 27 " • • • Walter Pfaff and Philip Kutz are the carpenters while John Britz puts on the new coat of paint when needed Emil Vender Ohe and Paul Hein are the schoors engineers . . • to Max Woeller belongs the job of caring for Mrs. Lehmann ' s garden and also he acts as fireman . . . Carl Meininger gets the gym back to normality after the dances and informals . . • Eleanor Cully with the Scottish accent keeps Irion hHall in its spotless state of existence . . . The four classes, whether they be freshman, sophomore, junior or senior consist of individual class personalities. At Elmhurst we have the bashful freshman, the sophomore who knows his way around, the junior upon whose shoulders fall the bulk of campus activities, and the senior who is concerned with the intellectual side of life and trivialities have no longer a place in his world. Each year holds a separate place in our memories— the first is a process of new acquaintances and new adjustments the second consists of instructing the freshman on how to get along in college —the third means the junior Prom with all of its social gaiety— the last year means putting the final touches on one ' s college education,- it is the last look at four swell years at school. 33 aWHURST PUBLIC LIBRARY ELMHURST. ILL 60126 76-02246 Alen in Ahlf, Guenther W. Alberswerth, Roy Albion, Arthur Allegretti, Francis W. Allen, Charles A. Amato, S. C. Angell, B. E. Arowesty, John AuBuchon, Lawrence Auld, John Avery, hHugh M. Baer, Carl O. Baldauf, Robert J. Bamberger, Louis J. Baumgartner, Orland hd. Baumrucker, Irving J. Beasley, Preston Becker, Edward F. Berg, Robert E. Beutler, Leon L. Biermann, Robert Birkelbach, Chesley Blasberg, Paul Bloufuss, Armin L. Bloch, Milo E. Block, A. F. Block, William S. Bockoven, John Bohle, William Bork, Frank J. Bosworth, Ervin Bosworth, FHerbert Fd. Brodof, Richard W. Broun, J. Theodore Breuhaus, FHerbert C. Breutner, Carl B. Briesc hke, Walter G. Britt, Richard W. Brodt, Burton FH. Bucholz, FHenry Bullard, Preston Burke, Edward Caldemeyer, Everett Caldwell, Jerome Campbell, Milton C. Cash, Donald Covins, James W. Covins, King R. Chandler, Lyie Fd. Chapleau, Ray Chittenden, W. Fdoward Clark, Donald D. Clayton, Charles E. Clevenger, Walter Conley, W. P. Copeland, James Fd. Cox, Milond C. Cronm, James w. Currie, Robert D. Cutter, S. D. Dagley, FHorry J. Deiters, Vernon J. Detuerk, James R. Detuerk, John Dewey, Robert Fd. Dexheimer, FHerbert Diehl, Robert L. Dietrich, Siegfried F. Dillon, C. R. Dittus, Glen E. Dodd, John F. Dolby, Warren J. Downs, Warren Dressen, Louis Duckworth, Fowler S. Duerkop, J. T. Eogan, William F. Earll, George O. Eaton, Richard C. Ebert, La Verne E. Eukwoll, Robert D. Logon, Edward F. Egh, Richard A. Ells, Robert C. Ellzey, Jack M. Endeon, Jon F. Erikson, Forrest L. Ewert, Robert C. Fandhauser, Robert C. Fellows, Richard W. Finis, George Fisher, Fdorold Floyd, Reo Fronzen, Bomey Era nzen, Ralph H. Freeman, Arthur E. Frees, FHenry Frees, John Frego, Norman A. Fritzsche, FHerbert Fuller, Francis D. Fuller, Sherman R. Gabby, John A. Gabriz, Paul Golbraith, Robert R. Gardner, J. FH. Gerfen, Earl F. Goletz, Walter Graf, John R. Granger, R. Greene, Vernon Grosrenoud, Robert W. Grunewold, George F. Grunewald, Gustav A. Gruse, James R. Haas, Horol H. FHaefner, Felix P. FHoney, I. Gregg FHortmonn, Albert F. FHaude, Robert C. FHebenstreit, Coil O. FHein, John P. Helm, A. J. Heise, William Hepler, Kenneth M. Herman, R. ander, A. C. debrondt, A. Warren I, Gerald R. le, William H. hard, Robert L. Holden, John E. Hotchkiss, James A. Hoff, Earl L. Hunt, Keith Jacoby, Arthur R. Jensen, Russell J. Johnson, Clayton Johnson, Kenne th R. Johnson, Marvin E. Johnson, Robert A. Johnson, R. ' ohnson, R. H. ■ Jones, Tom Juergens, Karl Jonger, Richard W. Justis, Thomas Kohn, R. W. Kalbfleisch, George H. Kehie, Paul A. eller, Charles C. Keller, Robert A. K the Service Kennedy, R. E. Kessler, R. L. Kiehne, H. King, R. Kirchenwitz, Elmer Kirchhoff, A. L. Klatt, Henry Kluge, August W. Knipping, A. H. Knitter, Edwin A. Koehler, William K. Koeppel, Roy C. Kraatz, R. I. Kregel, H. J. Kross, Robert M. Kross, Theodore Kruse, Richard Kruse, William A. Kryiazoplos, Louis La Barre, Willard K. Lammers, Louis H. •Lavin, Harry E. Lewis, Hudson S. Lichtenheld, Jack Lichtenheld, Robert K. Lisec, V. Lockman, Orrin A. Loew, Cornelius R. Loveland, Thomas B. Lueckhoff, Werner Luehmonn, Richard Lvnch, William Mabee, Daniel Marsch, William A. Meisenheimer, Charles W. Meitz, Delbert Meitz, Henry Melchert, Ernest J. Mellis, James Merrifield, Don Meyer, Hewitt, J. Meyer, Paul W. Miller, Glen Miller, W. Harvey Miller, William S. Mishodek, Joseph J. Mitchell, Jack Mochel, Ralph Moureau, Stuart A. Munz, William G. McCarroll, Gordon J. McGonney, Arthur McGregor, Herbert R. McKinley, Gilbert Nagy, B. A. Newmann, Harold E. Niasen, Ernest M. North, William L. Norwood, Gustav A. Neumann, Christian Obermann, Baird Ocasek, Miles F. Ohiman, Dan B. Olsen, Robert O. Papadakis, H. J. Paringer, W. A. Parsons, John R. Patheal, R. E. Paus, Milton L. Paxton, Lloyd Pelcher, Stanley F. Pfile, Eugene T. Pfister, Herbert Kiepen brok, F. Plassman, Dean M. Platz, Gerald Postula, James E. Press, Otto P. Priestap, Donald F. Rathmann, Ernest A. Rauh, Walter F. Rebek, Frank R. Reif, Walter Rich, W. S. Reichmann, D. A. Rockey, Charles F. Rockwell, Lee W. Rogers, C. E. Rosback, Donald Rowland, Robin Sackett, Barton H. Sadler, Herbert Sandner, Walter J. Schoible, Herbert Scheef, Richard Schierhorn, Barnhard Schietinger, Egbert Schlehahn, Willis E. Schleinzer, Warren H. Schlesinger, Nolan R, Schmale, F. H. Schmidt, Carl Schotter, M. W. Schram, Edwin H. Schram, James E. Schweer, Clarence Schweigert, William Schweigert, Paul Seidel, E. Shiley, Donald Sibley, Frederick Silvestrini, Duke R. Simmons, Daniel Simonson, James R. Smeja, Gustav Smith, J. Howland Smith, Sydney Smotherman, William Solberg, LeRoy Sokes, Stephen S. Sparling, Ivan H. Stahlhut, Emil O. Staniseck, Alvin Stark, Herbert W. Steinbeck, Henry F. Steiner, Russell E. Stockert, Paul E. Strothmann, Maynard H. Synstad, A. R. Tarbell, Harlan E. Taylor, Kenneth T. Taylor, William R. Thieike, Harvey A. Thielke, J. Thomas Thom, Richard H. Thomas, Richard M. Tiemann, Robert L. Timmer, George W. Tinsley, Jay W. Trout, Fred Trompeter, Henry Turner, Charles Tuttle, Jack R. Varney, Howard L. Varney, Robert A. Van Auken, Dorrell Vertovec, Edward J. Vesley, William J. Vick, Kenneth Volbrecht, Ervin A. Voigt, Adolph H. Walker, Wesley Warkentien, Glen Warner, Verne Watters, Norman S. Wawak, Gilbert P. Wawak, William Wedemeyer, William Wells, Evans Westermann, Walter J. Whitcomb, Thomas A. Wilson, R. Wolgemuth, Donald C. Zemon, Laddie Goellen, Virginia Mary Jameson, Clara L. Llewellyn, Edna Jean Simmons, Dorothy L. Squibb, Meroah Straub, Barbara Strub, T. W. Ctass officers SENIORS Rena Rodda . Robert Huboi Erma Jane Hahn Melvin Abele . Vice President President Secretary . Treasurer JUNIORS Edward Seegers Isabelle Arft Henry Centner Donald Davidsen President Secretary Vice President Treasurer SOPHOMORES Rusty Dillon Elizabeth Hammond Arthur Koch . Roy Johnson (not shown) . Treasurer . Secretary President Vice president FRESHMEN Edward Cayia William Weltge Shirley Haas Roy Chesney Marjorie Locke President Treasurer Vice president Sergeant-at-arms Secretary Seniors o Melvin Abele . • • Winning smile . . • janitor of chapel and recital Hall . . • E club . president of mixed chorus . . .baseball. . . glee club . . . chapel choir . . . SCA . . . WSSF chairman . • senior class treasurer . . . Who s Who . . • future is ministry. Anthony Ancona . . • Econ brain ... one of the Old Timers . . . master at juggling mathematical figures . . . football for four years . . ■ letterman in baseball ■ ■ • treasurer of Student union . ■ ■ worked in Employment bureau . . . favorite pastime is a hand or two at cards. John Barcy . . . Played end on football team . . ■ as a boxer is on undefeated man . ■ . embodies the fighting spirit of Elmhurst ... the guy with the red hair who is the smoothest dancer on the campus . . . an Old Timer ., . . known for having beautiful girls on all of his dates. Ted Braun . • . Energetic Elm Bark editor . . . intellectual wizard . . • Student union prexy . . . honor roll . ■ ■ scholarship winner . . SCA . . • Pre-the society . . • Forum staff . • ■ Men s Cjlee club . . ■ Who ' s Who . ■ . future: army then tfieology . . ■ always liked a good discussion on topics of the day. Ruth Brophy . . . quiet and friendly . . . English major . . . conscientious worker . . . cadet teacher . . . earned extra money by taking core of children . . . sincere in all of her endeavors . . • will teach elementary grades for there lies her mom interest. Philip Fischer . . . Letter carrier for the campus . . . likes nothing better than o friendly argument for the sheer pleasure of being negative . . . glee club and chapel choir . . . College theater . . . Elms would like missionary work after graduating. John Frank . . ■ Transferred from Whitman College . . . mode friends quickly . . . College theater library assistant . ■ . intramural basketball . . ■ favorite pastimes are reading and sports . . ■ plans to enter Eden in the fall. Arnold Geske . . . Famous as soloist with glee club in " Time ' s a Windin ' Up " . ■ • dish washer in Com- mons for two years . . . track manager . . . E club . . . sports reporter for Elm Bark . . . College theater for two years ... has chosen ministry as his profession. Seniors of I. Paul Felix Haefner . . . Cat was one of the busiest campus men . . . rationing made store manager a real j job . . . honor roll . . . E club . . . captain of the ' golf team . . vice president and president of the junior class . . . publications chairman of the student union . . . Who ' s Who . . . enlisted in the Army | Reserve Corps. Erma Jane Hahn . . . Secretary of senior class . . . three scholarships . . . Who ' s Who . . . president of Inon hall . . . Elms staff . . . band ... Elm Bark, freshman year . . . school of music assistant for three years . . . enjoys piano, organ, and listening i to concert bands . . . plans to teach English in high! school. Herbert Hillebrand . . . Pork Chop is that sort of person who cannot be beat . . . secretary-treasurer of South hall . . . Pre-the society . . . chapel chair- j man . . . played in band for two years . . . has his eye on Eden . . hobby is cake making . . . Robert Huboi . . Military instructor for the CPT men . . . liked for his friendly disposition and chivalry . . . president of the senior class . . . laboratory technician al the hospital . . . men ' s vice president of Student union . . . track team . . . assistant in ' the physics lab. Betty Jans . junior prom queen . . . attendant to queen in May Festival . . . Who ' s Who . . . vice- president of Student union . . . vice president of glee club and mixed chorus . . . chapel choir . . . Wo- men s union cabinet . . . library assistant . . . makes her own clothes . . . soc major . . . intramural letter ... | Eugene Kalkbrenner . . . SCA . . . was with the | glee club on its tour to Carnegie hdall . . . likes to hear choirs and chorus music . . . worked his way through school . . . tinkered with cars in his spare time . . . will go to Eden seminary next fall. Cora Klick . . . conscientious worker . . . honor roll student . . three scholarships . . . SCA cabinet for three years . . . serious minded . . . secretary- treasurer of Student Refugee committee . . . Forum editorial staff . . ■ clear thinker . . . earned her own college education . . . future will be in the theologica I field. Dorothy Klick . . . Prom queen attendant . . . social life committee . . . social chairman of Goethe Verein . . . secretary of Student union . . . sec-, retary and vice president of Women s union . . . chapel choir, glee club, and mixed chorus . . . Who ' s Who . . ■ wants to do social work. 1943 Theodore Klose . . - Assistant in, the chemistry lab . . . Science club . . . " master of the Cjerman language . . ■ active in intramural sports ... his interest is chemistry and plans to make chemistry his future. Helen Hinrichs Kluge . . . Campus war bride . ■ found it more interesting to write or read than to listen to lectures ... No. 1 procrastinator . . ■ Elms editor . . ■ glee club, freshman year . ■ • editorial staff of Elm Bark, junior year . . soc major worked for board and room . . ■ t alderdash. Jerry Lestok . . • Chemistry major . . . spends many of his spare hours at Clay ' s . . . recognized by his cream colored convertible . . ■ would like to serve in the chemical warfare division of the army . • • a straight forward person who likes a good time when not applying himself to a chemistry experiment. Alex Lutzow . . . Assistant in biology lab . - • treasurer of science club . • . glee club . . social life committee . . • represented Elrnhurst at Illinois Academy of Science . . • cheer leader when a freshman. . . a ready smile for those he meets . ■ • enlisted in V 7 of the navy. Henrietta Moos . ■ ■ Always busy and efficient in her nursing duties . ■ ■ Irion hall proctor . . • Defense council . • • makes her own clothes . • ■ interested in people and their problems . • • desires to do public health work or serve in a foreign re- construction program. Theodor Mouch . . . Ted is a quiet genius . ■ ■ Pre-the . ■ ■ three scholarships . . • secretory- treasurer of the glee club . ■ • chairman of the Student Refugee committee . . • president o bLA editor of the Forum . . ■ track team and twice winner of the Homecoming mile. Richard Mernitz . . • Captain of the 42 footboH team . . . E club . . ■ track team . ■ • glee club and chapel choir . . . truck driver for the college . Dorothy ' s right-hand man . ■ ■ alvvays had second helpings in Commons . • ■ interested in chem- istry and physics . . • Army Reserve Corps. Russell Mueller . . ■ Transferred from Blackburn College . ■ • president of South hall • ■ ■ takes life seriously and calmly . • • SCA cabinet . . - track team . . • food disher-outer in Commons . - ■ future may be either the army or Eden Seminary . • . Seniors of Henry Noffke . . . Smooth dresser . . . contagious laugh . . . enjoys a snappy tennis gome . . . pres- ident of men ' s glee club . . . chairman of Defense council . . . SCA cabinet . ■ . social life committee . . . mixed chorus . . . chapel choir . . . tennis team . . . army first and later the ministry. Anthony Ortenzi . . . One of our football depend- obles, letterman ... on Old Timer . . . played second baseman on the baseball team and earned his letter . . . likes cards and beer . . . has an easy going manner . . . could always be found in SU room in Old Main at all hours of the day. Lloyd Pfoutsch . . . Footsch with the mellow bass voice . . . remembered for his solo in Ballad for Americans - . . hHille ' s assistant director . . . di rector of bond . . . president of chapel choir . . . composed choir antiphon . . . baseball four years . . . Who s Who . . . plans to enter ministry. Phyllis Rachau Contributed children ' s poems to Balderdash . . . Goethe Verein . . . SCA . . . science club . . . active in intramural athletics . . . likes folk dancing . . . class note? were bordered with artistic doodles . . . critical listener . . . sow much, thought much, and said little . . . plans to do social work. Marion Ramien . . . Divided her spare time between music and drama ■ ■ ploys organ and piano . ■ . Women s Glee club . . . chapel choir . . . secretary treasurer of French club . . . and of College theater in senior year . . . cadet teacher and wishes to specialize in speech and dramatics. Edith Rotzer . . . Proficient equestrienne . . . honor roll . . . social chairman of Women ' s union ■ . . secretary of science club . . . French club library assistant . . . worked as a lob technician . . . member of folk dancing group . . . pleasant and always busy . . . may choose lab work or nursing for her future. Reno Rodda ... A peppy little brunette who loves to talk . . . favorite topic is Jack . . . studies like mod for exams . . . vice president of the senior class . . . secretary of social life committee . . . plans to teach English in high school ■ • ■ engaged to a future doctor. Ernst Soeuberiich . . . hHos a smile that talks . . . . worked in Commons for four years behind the coffee cups . . . captain of intramural basketball team for two years . . . Pre-the society . . . scholarship, senior year . . . amiable disposition . . . will attend Eden Seminary after graduation. 40 1943 Frederick Schumacher . . ■ A man with convictions three scholarships . • . Who ' s Who. Vice pres- ident of sophomore class . . • resigned junior class presidency. . . business manager of Men s Ulee club chapel choir . . . Pre-the society . . . horum Defense Council . . . after service in army, theological seminary. Diane Seeberger . . ■ Queen ' s attendant at the prom . . . Women ' s glee club . . . mixed choru Goethe Verein . . . Secretary of Women s union . . . Diane and Alex are one of our campus " steadies " . ■ . assistant in biology lab . . ■ will teach English or science in high school. Wanda Sines . • . Assistant in history department for three years . . . chapel choir . . . soloed on glee club tour . . . mixed chorus . . . hrencli club . . has sung w ith dance bands . . . aspires to sing with big time band. . . cadet teacher . . . has a special interest in the navy. Lucille Thulis . . . " Tully " has time for everything president of Women s union . . . honor roll student ... two scholarships . . . circulation man- ager for Elm Bark two years ... on advertising staW c Elms . . . working and tutoring add to her activities . expects to teach elementary school. Howard Varney . . . Howie means red hair, a Pack- ard and Janice . . . track team for two years ... band . . . French club . . . spends spare time in biology lab . . . Army Reserve Corps . . . collects old theatre tickets . . ■ wants some day to own a com- mercial flying service. Doris Whitney . • . Both a student and a faculty member . . ■ instructor of the new laboratory tech- nician course ... was formerly an assistant in department of bacteriology at Boston University School of Medicine . . . plans to continue as a medical technologist and teacher. Wilbert Wobus . . . Boogie-woogie specioist on the piano. . . honor roll man . . . won two scholarships Men ' s glee club . . . wrote Band Banter for the Elm Bark . • . Goethe Verein . . .was bus boy - in Commons . . . hobbies include dance bonds and photography . . . prospective Edenite. Helen Zeiler . . . Has a calm and sedate charm Who ' s Who . . . secretary of Student union . junior class secretary . . . business manager and president of Women ' s glee club . . . mixed chorus . . . chapel choir . . . library assistant three years . . ■ interested in library or social work. Class of Guenther Ahlf Robert Albrecht Nelson Andres Isabella Arft Herbert Beecken Eugene Bickel Henry Centner Robert Clevenger Albert Cohen Donald Davidsen Warren Dolby Mary Lois D ramm Fowler Duckworth Ruth Ernst Janet Glidden ' 44 Marjorie Glidden Herman Helfrich Albert Hilberg George Hohmann Robert Huntsha Clemens Hutter Paul Irion Ralph Jans Darlaine Jones Marie Klein Jerome Klose Donald Koelling Rosemary Kross June Lensing John Lichtenheld Junior Gerhard Meiners Bill North Arthur Papenmeier James Postula hHerbert Reichert Paul Meyer Harry Popadakis Dean PI assmann Otto Press Eugene Robenhorst John W. Sch nackenberg Henry Schroerluke class Warren Seyfert Kenneth Shallcross William Shattuck Donald Sickbert Ruth Smith Frederick Steinhebel Lewis Stoerker Maynard Strothmann Edward Vertovec Marshall West Wayne Wetz Robert Abbott John Baumann Louis Bosworth Gudrun Andres Merle Beach Ruthe Brunton Joel Croll Eve Balla Gayle Benson James Gavins Patricia Dagley Class of Irene Barcy Robert Bizer Donald Glark Martin Dawson Mae Bartsch Virginia Blomberg Fern Gluever Shirley De Young 46 Gregory R. Dillon Norm Frego Robert Golbraith Maurine Holbe Elizabeth Hammond Greg Honey Evelyn Hodges William Homeister Horry Horst Robert Johnson Roy Johnson Charles Keller 1945 Orville Gregson Robert Hermann Russell Jensen Phyllis Kelley Eleanor Groggel Dorothy Herrmann Alfred Johanninsmeier 47 Sophomore Theresa Kruse Elizabeth Locke Joan M uir Norma PhiNips Raymond King Louis Lammers Catherine Martin June Mulvey Craig Reed Arthul ' Koch Armin Limper Warren Melgaard Janice Nelson Scott Rich William Koehler Victor Lisec hiewitt Meyer Betty Jean Pace Robin Rowland William Koshewa Eleanor Lithgow Virginia Meyn Stanley Pelcher Elaine Russell class Louise Sanford Eugene Schneider Edna Kay Simon William Taylor Eunice Wernecke Ann Schler Michael Schotter Walter Stark Richard Thom Ronald Wilson Bernice Schmidt Carl Schroeder Harold Sexton Paul Stockert Marie Strahl EmmabelleValentine Verona Worskow Lois Witt June Zizek Evelyn Seybold Donald Stuart Kenneth Wentzel Catherine Witte Class of ' 46 Leo Alampresse Christie Ann Baechtold Paul Beisch Helena Bizer Jean Atchison George Beal John Benzin Donald Buckthal Doris Chidlow Emmett Comiskey Sherman Cunningham Edward Cayia Bernice Cohen Theodore Crusius Robert Currie Norman Duzen Paul Eissler Martha Jean Espenlaub Donald Davis Richard Eaton Jon Endean Marjorie Fogg Katherine French Evelyn Gimbel Shirley hHaas Elaine Franke Ethel Froetscher Barbara Graves Class of ' 46 Frederick Harbecke William Horosz James Hotchkiss Ruth Johnsen Oliver Hertzler Roland Hosto William Hubert Reinhold Kahn William Kerber Joe Kim Edward Klug William Keesaer Harold Kiehne Albert Kirchoff Vivian Koehler Harry Krueger Richard Kruse Leonard Larsen LeRoy Kolwitz Gladys Kruse Richard Kucera Edward Lout Marjorie Locke Roy Lorenz Wilbur Mancke Charles Limpar Joyce Long Stanley Mack Freskman class Jack Mangnall Charles Meisenheimer Joseph Mishodek Frank Nagy Cheryl Mapl es William Mensendiek Freda Mitchell Geneva Nelson John Page David Peirce Betty Anne Plesscher Lois Neubauer Betty Parrott Kenneth Pheiffer Betty Jane Pobanz Inez Rachau Robert Rasmussen Warren Rosback Donald Priestap Louis Racherbaumer Carl Rogers Marilyn Rowe Stuart Sanford Willis Schlehahn Betty Lou Schuize Marie Rudolph Lloyd Schafale Paul Schmidt Freshman Class Phyllis Carol Schwab Arthur Silber George Sonneborn Richard Sterrett Harry Seeker Norman Simmans Russell Steiner Harry Swansen Gustavo Todrank Robert Varney Walter Vonder Ohe George Timmer Jack Tuttle Albert Glen Violet Caroline Von Kaenel Charles Wallace Doris Wendland Pauline Wetzler Marie Von Walthausen Wilfred Weltge Beverle Westberg Thomas Whitcomb Adele Winkley Donald Wolgemuth Thomas Zohogianes Hobart B. Wilson Andrew J. Wolfe Lillian Zarcoff Time out for extracurriculars No people, it isn ' t all blood end tears, toil and textbooks around these parts. Every once in a while we lift our noses from the printed line, put our hornrimmed glasses into their coffins, and grope our nearsighted way to the gym for a glimpse of another side of life— to a dance, a theater production, or a basketball game. There are clubs for all sorts of talents and interests, for the journalists. . . for the theological minded . . . for the musicians . . for the athletes ... for the scientific minds. In our more genteel moments we drop over to Prexy ' s or Dean Staudt s for a spot of orange pekoe and hospitality. We must not forget the activity that plays such a major part with all of us — the date with that special person! 55 1942-43 The gym is an important-looking building labelled " Know ye not that your body is the temple? " and is never so full of temples as when the old juke box starts throwing hHarry James and Dick Jurgens around. Th is versatile structure is also a theater. In the evening it can pull in its jumping mats and pretend to be anything from Bornum and Bailey to the ghost of vaudeville. It begins in the fall by mixing up a new batch of freshmen at the Freshman Mixer. Calvin 56 Th en comes the H omecoming ex- travaganza starting off with the freshman hat holocaust and the rah- rah revel by firelight. When the bonfire has reduced Elmhurst s shrub- | bery and soap boxes to a common stuff, the crowd is mas hed into the gym for the revue. The victory knock on-wood parade occurs the next day and float committees stick to- geth er witfi paste . . . then we yell our tonsils smooth at the football game. Dances this year hove been of the short skirt, see-you-on-the-train variety because a little man with a cookie-duster decided he wasn t cut out for wall paper. At the Hal- loween dance people wore the decorations. Sophomores went Bo- hemian at the Artists ' Ball, with checkered table cloths and gold frames. The only things missing were the artists. Then there was the frosh dance and the SU Let-down party after exams hod driven our brains down into our feet. The College theater staged a Spotlight dance where a little camera man snuck about and recollections Homecoming donee. caught you at your ghastliest. And the Coed donee, where the boys reversed the charges. The Theater was responsible for a lot of wet handkerchiefs in " Letters to Lucerne " , and for lugg- ing students down to the big city for a taste of " Arsenic and Old Lace " and to see Stage Door. An assortment of stag informols filled up Saturday nights. Stags and does eyed each other askance from opposite sides of the dance floor, and South hall had a bull session on how to remedy the shrinking violet strain in modern youth. Let us not neglect the boys behind the E pins. A brilliant season was started by Carthage beating us at the hlomecoming game, which put on end to the strike dream. Vic- tories we had, too. Laurels to the basketball lads who knocked the wheat out of Wheoton twice, once on their own brand new basketball floor. And laurels to Lichtenheld who won a race with himself. A serious note was felt when we had the fare-well party for the 22 Army Reserve Corps men — even that had its better moments — when hdalbe song Brunton ' s song she had composed for the fellows. Electric light bills mounted as Elm Bark and Elms addicts kept the Old hHall alive late into the night throughout the year — there campus events were put to print. One of the headlines was, Mary Lois Dramm, Prom queen — the beauty choice of four classes. March brought March winds, April brought April showers. May brought finals and graduation. 57 T Student union: left to right: H i I I e b r a n d, president Braun, Jans, Zeiler, Bickel, Huboi. In front: Blomberg, Clevenger, Haefner. Women s union: Kross, presidentThulis, Meyn, Lensing. i Defense council: First row: Brunt:n, Maas, Martin, Schumacher. Second row: Noffke, Simon, Reichert. Top row: Strahl and Abele, hHerrmann and Koch, Locke and Ahlf. Center: Kelley and Duckworth, Klick and Mernitz. Bottom row: Phillips and Press, Seaman, and Stoerker, Ramien and Wetz. Gleefully A bach cantata at Easter ... a pro- grcm of religious classics at the annual Christmas candlelight service in the chapel . . . frequent student and faculty recit- als .. . biweekly performances by the chape! choir . . . off-campus appear- ances by the mixed choir such as at Orchestra hlall, and the WBBM broad- casting station . . . concerts at home- coming . . . these are all ports of music at Elmhurst. There are the times like the occasion of the farewell program for the Army Reserve Corps men when the glee club members whipped up a smooth rendition of the Ballad for Americans . . . be- cause they knew the boys would like it . . . the informal Kaffee Klatches at Mrs. Richter ' s home after recitals or rehearsals ... the sharing of musical views and experiences of each person present . . . these will be long remem- bered . . . hours spent at mixed chorus rehearsals are enjoyment in themselves . . . vocal lessons to develop future Caruso ' s or Lilly Pons . Lloyd Pfautsch and Ted Mauch col- laborated in the composition of a choral antiphon ... an outstanding contribu- tion . . . few social events on campus are void of music, whether it be Wobus s solid jive or a Chopin prelude. Last row: Abele, Johnson, Homeister, Keller, Sickbert, Meyer, Hchironn, Koch, Seeker, Schrcerluke, Tcdronk, Weltge, Meisenheimer, Mensendiek, Comiskey, Inon. a i Third row: Pfaulsch, Ernst, Klein, bicmberg, Herrmann, Jones, Sonfcrd, Von Walthousen, Valentine, Worskcw, Kruse, Schmidt, Jans, Noffke. , ,1,11 - r a i Second row North, Long, Russell, Wernecke, Glidden, Baechtcid, Franke, Glidden, Locke, braves Simon, Wetzeler, First row Wendland Westbera, Froetscher, Zeiler, Sines, Klick, Strahl, Lithgow, Kelley, Dramm, De Young, kamien. Bolla. speaking But there ' s more music at Elm- hurst . . • unrestricted, unpre- dictable, original music by stu- dent and faculty which makes it- self on integral ingredient of campus goings-on . . . Hille, the head of the music department, leads this phase with his passion for American folk music . • • many a strained moment at tedious rehearsal sessions has been hi- lariously alleviated by a sudden interpolation of boogie woogie by hHille at the keyboard . . . he was choreographer and ac- companist of the senior men ' s zany Russian ballet act for the WU circus this winter. Fourth row: Pfautsch, Abele, Irion, Mernitz, Seeker, Bizer, Fischer. Third row: Racher, Baumer, Hilberg, Meyer, Koch, Wolf, Bickel, King. Second row: Long, Russell, Wernecke, Jones, Krjse, Wetzeler, Simon, Jons First row: Kross, Lithgow, Ernst, Klick, Romien, Strohl, Dramm, Todronk. Left to right: Rachau, Bruntcn, Kcelling, Fogg, Schcfale, Priestap, Buckthal, Franke, Limper, Book, Schnackenberg. Curtain — magic word— the show is on, and it ' s another hit for the Elmhurst College theater . . . hHomecoming revue . . . strains of " Burnin ' for Vernon still being hummed with memories of Froetscher and Strahl doing it up with class . . . guppies counting up hours on both hands hopefully . . . their First and only newspaper the Guppy Gazette . . . time spent in the scene shop . . . painting, constructing, plan- ning . . . Arends with his new producer glasses and ever present cigarette holder . . . then Bang . . . " Letters to Lu- cerne " hit the campus . . . talk of who cried, (who didn ' t?) ... a weary cost rehearsing on into the night . . . a beautiful set being tenderly saved for the summer production . . . Klein sleep- ing on the beds backstage ... a bedroom set that brought " oh s from the audience . . . Wetz ' s portrayal of the German Gestapo agent . . . Barcy s French accent so convincing we expect her to tell us of her stay in Paris . . . Schuize and Mulvey, the peppy Amer- ican girls, Dromm, the tortured German girl, FHalbe, the broken-hearted Polish girl, Stoerker, the German aviator, Brun- ton and Kelley, ladies in charge of the school . . . Ramien, the English girl, Klein, Limper, Schneider, a super cost . . . Arends behind the movie camera to put the cast in " pitchers " . . . new president Mulvey worrying how she can get coffee for the theater snack after the meeting . . . trips to Chicago for the latest hits from Broadway . . • three one act plays all done up to the nth degree under the direction of Schneider, Mulvey, and Stoerker, respectively . . . yes, a " fine yeor. 62 On the beds: Barcy, Ramien, Halbe, Schulze. On the steps: Dramm. Second scene from Letters to Lucerne. Left to right: Kelley, Rochau, Schulze, Kcelling, Wetz. Cast of the one act play, Death Comes to my Friends. Left to right: Kelley, Wetz, hluboi, Dramm. Scene from last act of the Merchant of Venice. Left to right: Kluge, vice president — Ramien, Secretary — D. Jones, president. Just for us The French club is the only language club on the campus . . . members at- tended a French church one day and later visited a French restaurant . . . Prof. Stanger and Miss Von Wiegen are the faculty advisors. The Science club has members of the scientific mind who obtain knowledge besides having fun at their various meet- ings. The group played an important place this year because of the increased interest and emphasis on knowledge of physics and chemistry as an essential in America today. 1 First row: Miss Johnson, Froelscher, Hilberg, Kross, Klose. Second row: Lensing, Dr. De Bruine, J. Klose, Elmkurst celebs These nine seniors were chosen for Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges . . . requisites are character, scholarship, and leadership . . . their biographies will be included in the Who ' s Who publication . . . an achievement for four year ' s endeavor at Elmhurst ... a national basis of recognition for these students devoid of politics, fees, and partiality ... a substantial recommendation to future employers . . . this was the first year that Elmhurst men and women were selected for membership to Who s Who. Left to right: Klick, Schumacher, Hahn, Abele, Haefner, Braun, Jans, Pfoutsch. Seated: Zeiler. Standing: Meyer Seated: C. Klick Dramm Dr. Robertson ■ Mouch Buchthol Dr. Richter Foreground: C. Klick Schumacher Strothmonn Meyer Background: braun Mouch Education and society The Elmhurst college Forum is a spon- taneous publication put out by a group of students having something to say and being interested in stimulating campus thinking. Although articles of various viewpoints are printed the editorial board maintains a definite policy. It maintains that students cannot seclude themselves from the problems in the world, that they must not accept authority blindly but must do some critical thinking. For five years the Student Refugee committee has functioned as a student- faculty organization, bringing student ref- ugees to our campus for the continuation of their interrupted studies. Since the war has caused dislocation of students within our own country it is to the special needs of American citizens of Japanese parentage that the com- mittee has responded this year. Tke I nteilige fit sia The Student Christian Association bases its activity upon the gospel as having decisive meaning for our hfe . . . monthly meetings are held to v hich every one on the campus is invited . . . during the first semester there was investigation of the nature and basis of the Christian faith ... at the first meeting President Mauch spoke on " The Nature and Pur- pose of the SCA in its Emphasis upon the Gospel " . . . speakers at the annual fall retreat held at the University of Chicago were Dr. Richter on ' The Mean- ing of Evil in the World Today " , and Dr. Lehmann on " Communion in Conflict . . . other speakers during the first semester were Rev. Prasse, Dr. Williams, and Dr. Pauck . . . Prof. Lemon gave a lecture and presented slides on the subject, " Art as Propaganda " . . ■ emphasis was turned this year to the problems confronting the Christian be- liever as he tries to live responsibly before God in this world. 67 Tillery, Sipovicz, Potts, Ozinga. Future V ' dots CPT men on the campus for the first time this year . . . inhabitants of Senior Lodge . . . the first two groups were army men . . . they took pre-ghder training in cub powered aircraft . . . these were men rejected by the Army Air Corps for minor physical defects or out of the age hmit . . . hod thirty five hours minimum air training in the air. . . eight week courses . . . Zohogiones instructed them in their morning drills, later in the year h uboi took over this job . . . instructors were Prof. Kolm- boch for mathematics and physics and Mr. Scott for navigation and meterology courses . . . the last group were naval cadets and toward the latter part of their training donned new uniforms . . . those that were part of the navy were regular navy cadets sent here to receive pre flight training . . . they will receive their combat training later . . . these men became a part of the campus . . . were invited to social activities of the college . . . 68 Tke weaker sex Last year ' s petitioning having proved unsuccessful, the Women ' s Athletic Assoc- iation remains a part of the Women ' s union. hHeoding the WAA this year is Dorothy Herrmann. Each class is repre- sented on her commi tee; Dorothy super- vises all women ' s intramurals . . . During winter months on Tuesday even- ings, the more ambitious femmes, could be seen tearing oround the gym practicing for intramural basketball and volleyball. The sophomores emerged victorious . . . the basketball victors were the sopho- mores . - • Spring months saw action in archery, tennis, and badminton . . . play days were not on the calendar because of transportation rationing . . . women s intramurals help the women earn points toward their letters . . ■ 300 points are needed . • • In gym classes were seen the athletic type . . . those who do only the neces- sary routines . . • introduction to Danish calisthenics brought many a stiff muscle . . the rush after showers to classes with hair dishelved ... all for the soke of health. Women really held their own this year in cheerleading . . . Dorothy Klick, Arft, Blomberg, Froetcher, Zorcoff, and Rachau. Left to right: Rachau, Froetscher, Blomberg, Arft. Women s aax ' diary Lending a hand whenever needed . . . ready wiHing and able . . . invaluable on the campus . . . members are mothers of students and local women interested in the college . . . activities of the group are, sewing drapes, curtains, repairing articles, raising funds whenever necessary . . . they give generously of their time and service . . . President, Mrs. Lehmann, vice president, Mrs. Leonhordt, secretary, Mrs. Langhorst, and treasurer, M.rs. Gerdes. Women in vjhite hHonk and Edna Kay shore the work needed to be done in the college infirmary . . . meosle coses . ■ . influenza . . . colds they deal out treatments . . ■ pills . . . bitter tasting medica- tions . . . nasal sprays . . . also had charge of organizing the Tuberculosis tests, and the Red Cross blood donations . . . in addition to these things, they attended classes to acquire B.S degree ' s as an accompaniment to their RN ' s, Maas and Simon 70 Left to right: Kross, Hammond, Kluge. Standing, Hilberg — editorial staff. First rcw: Dramm, Kross, Mueller. Standing : H i I be rg, Kelley, Hammond, Beach, Brunton, Staudt Baechitold, Dagley, Phillips, general staf . The year in. review Hours and hours of work . . . mount- ing pictures . . ■ planning layout . . . typing . . ■ taking pictures . . . choos- ing type size and margins . . • finally the Elms emerges in its finished form . . . copy writers after struggling to write copy with a punch see their words in print ... to the editor it is the sum total of his year ' s work . . . The editor knows his staff members who have made the Elms a reality . . . Harkins, the assistant editor, — Hilberg, sports editor — Kross, business manager — and Hammond, the advertising manager — Lichtenheld and Beach, art editors — Staudt, faculty advisor ... the Elms portrays this year ' s activities at school . . . just a resume. 71 Press and Brunton, co- editors First Row: Thulis, Zizek, Schuize, Phillips, Hal- be. Second row: Cluever, Beach, Locke, Von Walthausen, Duck- worth. Third row: Ahlf, Koch, Geske, Wobus. Back to camera: Press, Brunton. Newspaper people The campus paper . . . filled with current college news . . . gezzoo . . . Sub norma . . . vox pupilli . . . feature articles . . . late Sunday night preparing the page layout and doing last minute copy . . . Press ' s armchair philosophy . . . chats about this article or that editorial . . . mailing lists to service men . . . Ruthe, the sophomore editor, who could manage, direct, and grasp news out of everywhere . . . yellow and white galleys . . . copy and proof reading . . . the campus stirring letters to the editor . . .what to do with that two inches on bottom of page two . . - with all of the work involved the staff would never trade those hours of fun. 72 Head lines of the year Fun planners Members of the social life committee meet twice a month to discuss problems of social functions on the campus . . . plan and organize activities . . . informal mixers . . . sport night . . . trips to Chicago for recreation . . . thirteen students and three faculty members compose the committee . . . freshman appointed for four years . . . this organization was created by the Student union to facilitate and enrich the social program for all students. ' ■ ' . .. ■ . : Left to right: Kelley, Lutzow, Locke, WentzeL Lensing, Rodda, Jans, Koshewa, Clevenger, Fore front: D. Klick, Noffke. Picture on the right — In the center, queen of the junior prom, Mary Lois Dramm, on the left, attendant, Ruth Ernst, on the right, attendant, Isabelle Arft. 74 Keeping fit One group of men more than any other felt the influence of the world situation. The athletic department headed by Pete Langhorst undoubtedly had some misgivings about the sports schedule for the year when during the summer many Elmhurst men were going on into a bigger game. Dog- gedly Pete decided to hold to the schedule for the various sporting events as long as there were enough men on the campus for a team. Teach Johnson now had her chance to push women ' s sports ahead as well as the job of hardening the coeds to the rigors of military life. Facing these new and strange problems the program of sports, intra and inter- mural got under way. 77 c ieer for Elmkurst Bright and early in the fall Elmhurst footb all men got to work to build the finest team we had ever seen. Prospects were extremely bright. Plenty of the old hands were back and although there weren ' t too many new boys out what there were showed promise. The campus finally felt that they had a sure winner. Then strange things happened. Perhaps the poor weather can be blamed or the fact that the first opponent of the season was a tough one. What ever it was, the Jays dropped the opener t-o North Cen- tral 16-0. The fans were a little amazed but did not lose faith. Pete ran his boys through their paces during the next week and then on Satur- day, after receiving an extra dose of vitamin B1 during the half, Elmhurst beat Mission hlouse 20-6. We really began to think we had something after the next gome. Looking like maddened eagles instead of Blue Jays the Elmhurst team romped through, ove r, and around a stunned Eureka eleven. The score was 26-7. Next week was hHomecoming and the prospects were very good for the second hHomecoming victory in as many years. The theme of the day was Victory. The Indians from Carthage seemed to lack due respect for the hHomecoming festivi- ties, however. They went on the war- path and scalped the fighting palefaces from Elmhurst to the tune of 1 4-0. A bitter defeat for the team and the would-be strikers. The Jays sought revenge the next week at Wheaton. It was hHome- coming there, too. Elmhurst fans, un- dismayed by the last game crowded into the Wheaton stadium only to see a bewildered team of Blue Jays — now resembling battered little sparrows — hum- bled by a defeat of 32-0. Disgruntled members of the team did not have too much satisfaction in the 12-0 beating handed Concordia College on the next Saturday. All was forgiven, however, and the cry On to hHeidel- berg " echoed across the campus. The cry was rather hollow though because transportaion to the school was almost nil due to orders from the government. The team got there and later wished they hadn ' t. Offense and defense were shattered, the forces dispersed, and the Princes of hHeidelberg crushed the Jays 52-6. Last row: Vertovec, Papadakis, J. Covins, McKinley, Dillon, De Rose, Longhorst. Third row: Potheol, Postulo, Ahlf, Melgoord, Stockert, Abbott, Kolwitz, hHorst. Second Row: Rosbock, Wolf, Friz, Ortenzi, Bullard, Cunningham. First row: Mernitz, Aubuchon, Ancona, Froetscher, Borcy, Clevenger, Tuttle. Hit em high — hiarry hHorst. This game was scheduled to be the last but Pete gave the boys on extra gome with Morton Junior college. Everyone expected a pushover except Morton, of course. Langhorst use d his frosh and sophs to feel out material for next year i and they almost gave the game to Morton but finally managed to emerge victorious by a score of 1 8-1 3. Leaving out the bright shots of indi- vidual playing that was the season. Elmhurst had some of the best material possible but as often happens an unknown quality was present and shattered every- thing. Our opponents outscored us 140 to 76. In the four defeats suffered Elm- hurst failed to score a point. What hap- pened nobody knows. That the boys did their darndest there is little doubt but it just did not seem to be enou gh. Oh, well, why worry,- let ' s look ahead to the next season — whenever that may be. A description of the football season would not be quite complete without telling about a few of the outstanding individual players. Throughout the sea- son Gil McKinley ' s power and punting proved an asset in every victory and a threat in defeat. ZarcoFf, a former enemy from Wheaton, played his heart out against that school and during the season proved a smart and deceptive ball carrier. Papadakis showed himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the game and was rewarded with an honorary berth on the Greek Ail-American team. The Gavins brothers were in there fighting all the time as well as Postulo, Dillon, h arry hHorst, and others of the backfield. In the line, plov was dominated by boys like Goptain Mernitz, " Dutch " Froet- scher, Ortenzi, Ancono, Aubuchon, Barcy, Jans, Vertovec, Glevenger, and others who really did a fine job of bearing the brunt of the season. Many of the fellows are now doing their bit for a new coach called Uncle Sam and if their football playing is any indication, the Japs and Nazis have a job on their hands! .1 Tke basket makers The basketball season got started with practice sessions right after the close of the football season. Prospects were fair but that ' s all. Three regulars from the season before returning — Ahlf, Bizer, and Frego. The rest of the team was a mystery even to Pete. Two boys who had distinguished themselves in other fields came in to fill the two vacant positions. Vertovec and Gregson were the new prodigees. The team had not quite hit its stride when it went down before Valpo in the season opener. They came back though to avenge the football defeat by Wheaton to beat Wheaton in the game which dedicated a new gym at the rival school. The boys made it two straight over Aurora and then suffered defeat at the hands of North Central. Eureka fell in a close contest and Aurora was swamped by the highest score of the season. Valpo came visiting and again was victorious. Eureka got revenge for the earlier defeat and Wheaton tried but failed. Carthage again took some scalps and Concordia was forced to take the brunt of the Jays anger. Elmhurst took two beatings in a row from DeKolb and the North Central. The season ended victoriously with Q win over Concordia. 81 Those wko figkt to win Not only the first five scored all these points but there were o group of fellows who did a fine job during the season although they didn ' t see as much action. Boys like Laning, Wilson Wentzel, Kee- saer, Beisch, end hHaefner worked hard to bring Elmhurst through to a good season. The final scores could have been a little different, but an average of 46 points a game is not bad at all. SEASON SCORES Valparaiso 65 49 Elmhurst Wheoton 40 49 Elmhurst Aurora 32 47 Elmhurst North Cent. 47 36 Elmhurst Eureka 47 36 Elmhurst Eureka 40 44 Elmhurst Aurora 55 76 Elmhurst Valparaiso 43 34 Elmhurst Eureka 62 52 Elmhurst Wheaton 37 46 Elmhurst Carthage 51 42 Elmhurst Concordia 37 52 Elmhurst DeKalb 56 36 Elmhurst North Cent. 65 44 Elmhurst Concordia 35 39 Elmhurst 82 Basketball personnel Individual play during the season was dominated by Bizer, a veteran of two seasons. Besides holding the crown for high scoring, he was high point man in over half of the games — having a score once of 29 points in one game for the season high in any game. Frega, who is now in service, was probably the smoothest player seen in these parts for many a year. We can t forget his angle shots and that hair which was never out of place. Then there was Gunner Ahlf. hHow does he do it? — asked a visiting coach. That is just the way Gunner played, always in there when he was most needed. Gregson came off the baseball dia- mond long enough to prove he knew something about basketball. A steady boy who could handle the ball and feed it to the basket. Vertovec, or Vitz carried on after the football season and really show ed some of the jokers he could do it. He was missed in the lost three games after he had gone by way of the draft board. The subs were always on hand to relieve tired regulars and take over after one of the fellows had been a little too rough. In this role Jays had four old hands with at least a year ' s experi- ence behind them. Wentzel got the coll in ten games, Laning went in for his share as did Wilson who played in every game. hJaefner also did his work. Two freshman showed possibilities for next year if they ore around. Keesaer who worked in seven to earn eight points and Beisch who got seven points in three games. Honorary Captain Ahlf. 83 kave a komer Before winter had even begun to think of stopping a few enterprising fellows started to warm up the arms and legs in preparation for the coming baseball season. With Coach Langhorst as a sort of guiding hand, the team, riddled by losses from graduation and from the men who had left for the armed services, started to round up. With a few old hands like Capt. Abele, now squatting behind the plate, Pfautsch, coming into the infield, Bizer out in center, and Gregson on the mound the Jays hope to pull their woes out of the proverbial " dumps " . A fair amount of good material was found in the freshman class and a couple of seniors finally found out that they could play ball. The boys were all set and rarin ' to go but it seemed that old man weather was agin ' em. Not until just a few days be- fore the scheduled opener were the Jays able to get any outdoor practice sessions in. The opening game with Lake Forest was cancelled, again because of the weather. Then some snow popped up in the middle of April and again the ploy was stopped. About this time Pete found the duties of trying to coach three different sports at one time and then trying to keep up with the physical education classes just a little bit strenuous so the baseball team went under a new coach, Mr. Tiedemann. The Jays finally got in some games and the first couple showed some weak spots but weren ' t too discouraging. Playing DeKalb first there and then here Elmhurst dropped the two contests 8-2 and 8-7. The next team to meet the blue and white were the boys from Concordia college who visited our campus and were defeated 10-6. Prospects look brighter and hopes are up for the rest of the season. Record Breakers The track team got under way early in the year in spite of weather and Uncle Sam. Gradually, day by day, more and more prospects came out and a track squad was being whipped into shape for its first meet with Morton Junior college. There weren ' t too many veterans out, but fellows like Koshewa, Jans, Mernitz, Clevenger, Beecken hod all seen action in previous season ' s and could be counted on again. With fairly good freshman prospects the hopes for the season seem pretty bright. The Jays won easily over the first opponent, Morton, and immediately start- ed to work for their next meet. Th IS was a triangular meet with Wheaton and North Central at North Central. The boys must have had an off day or the prospect of Easter the next day was a demoralizer because they seemed to have to work hard even for the third place they received. Just in passing I will mention that Wheaton won the meet. The weather man again played a big role in the development of the track squad. But barring future snow storms or zero weatrier in May the track team will run through its schedule: Wheaton, North Central, Concordia, and Elmhurst at Wheaton, In spite of the adverse conditions brought on by war and the various schools dropping sports and losing players because of it, Elmhurst has decided to go through with the now traditional Elmhurst Intercollegiate Invitational. Al- though the field is expected to be smaller Pete has indicated that there would possibly be fourteen or sixteen schools entered. As yet the definite schools entered are not known nor ore all plans completed but on May 8 the Ell will go on, rain or shine and let ' s hope it isn t snow! Left to right: DeRose, Laning, Le Gros, Kucera, Wentzel, Coach Arends. Across tke net After the usual tussle with adverse weather conditions the tennis team got to work with the old master. Prof. Arends, whipping them into shape. There was plenty of material to work with, surpris- ingly enough, and the prospects for the tennis squad are brighter than those of any other spring sport. With two regulars back from lost year, Plesscherand Wentzel and a good crop of good steady solid players like Laning, Kucera, Le Gros, De Rose, Noffke, a veteran of three years, and Magnall the Joys look like a pretty good bet for the year. Schedule — De Kolb, Wheaton, Illinois Normal, Illinois Wesleyan, Wheaton, there, two games each. Probably the most hard hit team from the standpoint of losses of men is the golf team. Every man of last year ' s regulars is gone. Haefner is in the army, Klose is at another school, hHermonn is in the service as is Pelcher. The only man who sow experience last year and is returning this year is Ev Seegers, a junior. Ev not only has the job of playing but also of managing and sort of coaching the boys along. So far all the boys out for the team ore juniors and according to Seegers look like good material. There ore the Shall- cross brothers Ray and Kenny, Bob hHunt- sha, Joe McKay, and Seegers. As yet no matches have been played but several are scheduled with DeKolb, Northwestern, Bradley, Chicago University, and Illinois tech. 87 PflTflOOIZf THf fllUS flDVfRTISfflS On students ' " lists of where to buy These are the places ranking high COMPLETE FURNISHINGS FOR THE HOME John M. Smythc Co Established 1867 " Deep Rooted Like on Oak " 134 North York Street The answer to your gift problem is easily found in our wide selection of jewelry and art ware. VAUGHN ' S JEWELRY STORE 104 No. York Phone 698 Mail in Irion Spend the evening relaxing from your studies. YORK THEATRE KEEP UP MORALE . . . When spirits droop or distance keeps you apart, be near with her favorite flowers from our wide selection. Send him a greeting card to let him know you remember. PFUND AND CLINT CLEANERS Phone 3060 139 N.York Compliments of ELMHURST- CHICAGO STONE COMPANY Hall 90 SAVE THAT CHECK Deposit in ELMHURST NATIONAL BANK The bank that gives you S AFE AVINGS UPERVISION AFETY Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 105 S. York Street Elmhurst 2100 BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Prescriptions Our Specialty MAHLERS DRUG STORE 1 24 W. Park Avenue Phone 371 FOR THAT MAN IN THE SERVICE— who always welcomes a box of Rne candy, send our assorted specials that never fail to please. KEELER ' S CANDY SHOP North of Theater THE RANCH BOYS Catus, Spike, Slem, Baldy Curly, Squire, Clem 91 H E S S E MEN ' S WEAR Men . . . To be or not to be, is the question! You will be in style with a suit, sport coot, top- coat, or with any of the smaller items you can get from HESSE ' S HABERDASHERY. Phone Elmhurst 300 118 N. York St. MILK PEPS YOU UP DAIRY PRODUCTS OF SUPERIOR OUALITY R AT H B U N FARM PRODUCTS CO. Phone Glen Ellyn 130 GLEN ELLYN, ILL. 92 Follow the gang to the ELM DRUGS, for G coke, Q chat, a luncheon. YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ELMHURST DRUG CO. Ph one Elmhurst 5 101 S. York St. ... A gift that ' s different is always appreci- ated. When you want something new for some- one you like ... A gift that reminds you of things past or things to come . . . Try the DANISH PEASANT SHOP In the Bank Building Froetcher and Rodgers: Some catch! Shop at Sears and Save! Men ' s furnishings and clothing . . . hardware . . . paints and wall paper sport goods . . . auto accessories . ' . . housewares . . . plumb- ing and heating . . • building materials . . . floor coverings . . . " Fast service on catalog orders. " SEARS ROEBUCK, COMPANY 170 N.York St. Phone 3600 YORK STATE BANK A SAFE PLACE FOR SAVINGS For Convenience Start A Checking Account 529 South York Elmhurst, A NEW OUTFIT? Dressing up your present ensemble? You will find any kind of ac- cessory in our large assortment. HONEY GIRL SHOP 108 N. York St. Elmhurst, 93 Shakespeare as dramatized by F albe and Coyia AT ELMHURST COLLEGE ELMHURST, ILLINOIS a quiet process goes quietly and steadily on. A GENERATION OF SELECTED STUDENTS gets ready to help in the rebuilding of o world. In test tubes and under microscopes, they are seeing the new and almost magical means Of restoring and maintaining the world ' s health Of making the scarce materials of the earth go further and accom- plish more Of using the plentiful common materials that hove hitherto been wasted Under the direction of scholars theij are seeing hHistory, economic low, theories of state, not as textbook fact alone, but as a living panorama behind the morning headlines. Literature, music, fine arts, not as pleasant pastimes, but as clues to the understanding of peoples and nations. In every fifty minute period They are becoming citizens of a larger world than their own town or city or nation. They are learning something about the great silent forces that move the world. They are getting ready to take their places in the new world for which we are fighting. IF YOU BELONG TO THIS SELECTED COMPANY the doors of Elmhurst College ore open to you. P.S. With d ue apologies to those who originally broadcast this mes- sage. It was not copyrighted, and you will do well to heed it. 94 DON ' T RUSH FROM STORE TO STORE! SHOP WITH EASE AT OLLSWANG ' S " DUPAGE COUNTY ' S LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE " Step in the door and outfit yourself from tip to toe or your room from stem to stern — Relax under the Ouick Efficient Service at OLLSWANG ' S DEPARTMENT STORE 106-110 West Park Ave. Elmhurst 3535 BUY WAR STAMPS AND BONDS J. J. 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