Elmhurst College - Elms Yearbook (Elmhurst, IL)

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3 lie Tlineteen 3 Linclrecl and Editor — August J. Molnar Literary Editor — Mary Louise Olsson Business Manager — Warren C. McGovne} Adv. Manager — Harold G. Krieger Art Editor — Eugene Gloye Faculty Advisor — C. C. Arends ■olume XX TX ' yne PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENT UNION OF E L M H U R S T C O E E E G E E D I C A m This twenty-ninth volumeXof Jile Elms is dedicated to Christian G. Stanger, Mov d Uof ho?- of fifty years in teaching. His parents, misuonari s, settled fj ' j Arbor Michigan, where he received his public and high school education. Deciding to study for the ministry Profe ujr Stanger entered Elm hurst College and grad- uated )rom here in 1S91. Not only an honor student and active in music, he also carried one of the most in- dispensable positions on campus, that of baker. As an Eden Theolovcal Seminary graduate, he served as a minuter in a Detroit church for three years. In Ib O he received a professorship in music and returned to Elmhurst to teach. This was no small job, for after a few years he zvas the only professor of music, teaching ' over ' one hundred students and directing the orchestra and chorus. Later in life he received his masters degree in French and Spanish at Northwestern University. At- thow h known to half of the students as a professor oj mime and to the other half as a linguist, he is remembered in their hearts as a genuine figure in their college life. FOR THE FUTURE This year forioards the theme of plans for the future — the new era at Elmhurst, the neiv era in our lives, and a newer era in the world. College offers to young men and women a)! opportunity to find their purpose in life. The spirit of ' 76 has ushered into the history oj Elm- hurst College an era of expansion. Now more than a half thousand students have become a part of the college family. College life has been invigorated by this new element . . . in participation in activities, in attitude, a)id in the class-room. This new era broadens the field of academic opportunities through an expansion in the administration. Since college is our stepping stoiie to a mature loiderstanding of the part we play in a new society, everyone of us is responsible for the rebuilding of the peace. It ' e are at Elmhurst to obtain the tools with which to guide ourselves and others over the unpre- dictable years of experimentation ahead. We must be- come not only the thinking men and women of tomorrow, but the acting men and women of the future. CONTENTS ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY . j CLASSES 17 33 ACTIVITIES ATHLETICS 67 105 Within Old Alain are class rooms, laboratories, and the offices of the Administration. 10 MINISTRATION AND I ACUITY 18 A Message From Our President The unexpectedly large enrollment of September, though welcome, forced us to make many adjustments to take care of the students who came. What- ever was involved as to staff, class room equipment, housing, and personnel, had to be provided, some of it on very short notice. All this happened toward the close of the Diamond Jubilee year. It placed us on a higher level and into a new category among our sister institutions. For this we are grateful. No one objects to make every effort to adjust to the greater demands of a new day. What these mean for the next and subsequent years is quite a serious matter. It was our hope that the Diamond Jubilee campaign might produce additional resources to enable us to meet the increasing requirements without too much anxiety and concern. What I am about to project is naturally a purely personal opinion. Whether or not the Board of Directors or any other authorities subscribe to every aspect of this dream, the future will tell. IN BUILDINGS 1. A new power house; 2. A Chapel Auditorium; 3. Additional living quarters for faculty and students; 4. A new Science Building. IN FINANCE 1. Funds for con- struction purposes; 2. Funds for additional faculty salaries; 3. Funds for endowment. There is no need to quote figures. Your guess is as good as mine, and since construction is still greatly hampered, we would need to revise our figures time and again. On that account I will just leave it to your imagina- tion, provided of course that you will realize with me that it is not wholly fantastic when I talk about these things. The provision of these items is almost a matter of life and death. Here we are led to take into account two aspects: 1. Can and will the constituency of the Evangelical and Reformed Church support the eight colleges under its domain adequately? 2. Is the clamor of communities to provide facilities in municipal or tax supported junior colleges persistent and urgent enough in Du Page County to force us to quicker action to safeguard even the interests we have? The history of Elmhurst College and its achievements throughout seventy- five years compel us to believe that we have assets and a clientele that can be maintained and increased if all of us join hands in the promotion of that worthy cause. Among the assets I mention is a liberal arts prf)gram geared into ifligion and philosophy to furnish a point of view that will provoke action in a iicriod of secular tendencies and in interpreting life in a time of pragmatic voca- tionalism. In its last analysis, a college is here for the iiurpo.se of training men and women, fathers and mothers, citizens, Christian citizens, who will li c and labor to put into practice and to sustain democratic ideals. T. Lchmaiwi , I ' n sidi iil 19 standing: Rev. M. Baas, Dr. J. P. Meier, Geo. P. Wirth Jr Mr. Rasche, Armm Haeusder, Dr. F. Frankenteld, Rev Wm F. Naefe, Dr. Lehmann, Dr. E. R. Koch, Rev. A. A. Zimmerman, Geo. C. Bulk L. M. Hammerschmidt, Anton C. Negri, Mr. Paul Jans, chairman; Mrs. Helen Schultz, Mrs. Uara Ehlers Not Pictured: Mr. E. R. Dramm, Rev. G. Sonneborn, Rev. Edwin Koch, new member. BOARD OF DIRECTORS A CTIVITIES of the Board of Directors were great ' y increased this year in their endeavor to accommodate the largest student body in the history of Elmhurst College. Many new ad- justments had to be made as to staff, class room equipment, housing, and personnel. Since it was found necessary to enlarge the curricula, eight new fields were opened offering a greater variety of subjects. This, consequently, called for the securing of new faculty members. To provide housing for the increased number of dormitory students, the Board arranged the contract with the government for the Federal Housing units which were set up west of the gymnasium. Reconstruction projects authorized by the Board took shape in the forming of new apartments in Irion Hall and South Hall, in order to provide additional living quarters of the professors. The former Student Union room in Old jNIain was also converted into a new faculty room, providing several individual offices for the professors. The former faculty room is now being used by the students for study and con- sultations. In the furtherance of their guidance in the Diamond Jubilee campaign, the Board of Direc- tors also continued in the re-painting and beauti- fying of the campus and the campus buildings. Last October a newly decorated Student Union room was completed in the basement of Kranz Hall offering recreation-hungry students a place to congregate and relax. The refreshment counter was enlarged and put under the full-time super- vision of a professional couple from the campus personnel. The Board has shown its genuine concern for Elmhurst College in its increasing efforts to pro- duce additional resources in meeting the increas- ing requirements. 20 THEOPHIL W. MUELLER, Dean, Registrar and Advisor. DEAN STAUDT ALTHOUGH her responsibilities as Assistant Professor of Education, which involve teaching classes, grading papers, and guiding practice teachers in their work, take up much of Dean Staudt ' s time, yet she always seems to welcome a chat with anyone. In spite of the many problems which are heaped upon her, she has a ready smile for every student. As Dean of Women in addition to enforcing the minimum number of regulations, she takes a personal in- terest in each coed. She has " snacks " for hungry girls, a scale for those who eat accordingly, a word of advice for those who seek it, and a kindly smile, accompanied by a twinkle in her eye, for everyone. Her understanding and willingness to be of help have won for her the confidence and admiration of many a student. DEAN MUELLER THE fall of 1946 marked Dean Mueller ' s twenty-fifth anniversary as a member of the Elmhurst College faculty. He now hears such questions as " Do you remember my dad who was in your first class at Elmhurst? " And in most cases he does remember, for Dean Mueller has close contact with the students in his three capacities as Professor of Sociology, Dean of Men, and Registrar. He has imparted to nearly every Elmhurst student in the past twenty-five years some of his extensive knowledge of social problems. Illustrations of his personal expe- riences add warmth to his class lectures, whereas his stories of earthworms never fail to amuse. His thorough interest in each student ' s curriculum have made him of great help to all who seek his counsel. " What I ' d do for one, I ' d do for alll " is his motto and thereby he has gained the respect of every student. GEXEVIE E SI Al D T, Dean and Counselor of Women. 21 FACULTY Barnabas Dienes M.A., Carnegie Tech.; D.D., Elmhurst College Assistant Professor of Hungarian Robert E. Koenio B D , Chicago Theological Seminary Instructor of Religion and Counselor of Men Theophil Wm. Menzel M.A., Washington University; B.D., Yale Divinity School Assistant Professor of Religion Rudolf G. Schade B.D. and S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary M A., Columbia University Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Greek Clara 0. Lovelaxd S.T.B., Berkeley Divinity School Associate Professor of Psychology and Christian Education Werner Richter Ph.D., University of Berlin Professor of Philosophy Oscar F. Hoffman Ph.D., University of North Carolina Associate Professor of Sociology Theophil W. Mueller M.A., Western Reserve College; D.D.. Catawba College . „ . , Dean and Registrar; Professor ot Sociology Mildred E. Singleton M.A., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Columbia University Librarian Nellie R. Stickle B S., University of Illinois; B.E., Western Illinois State Teachers College Assistant Librarian FACULTY Harvey DeBruine Ph.D., University of Michigan Professor of Biology Earle a. Davis, Jr. M.S.. University of Pittsburgh .Assistant Professor of Biology Homer H. Helmick Ph.D., University of Chicago Professor of Chemistry Carl E. Kommes Ph.M., University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Mathematics John K. Baumgart M.A., University of Michigan Assistant Professor of Mathematics CONSTANTINE KUTRUMANES B.S., Northwestern University Instructor of Phvsics and Mathematics Pr.ARL L. Robertson Ph.D., University of Chicago Assistant Professor of History Paul N. Crusius Ph.D., Harvard University Professor of Histor - FACULTY Marjorie W. Cochran M A., Northwestern University , Instructor of Speech, Director of Speech Clmic C. C. Arends M.A., Northwestern University Prcfessor of Speech W. S. Peters M.A., Northwestern University Assistant Professor of Speech Karl Henning Carlson M.A., New York University Professor of English Tekla Story M.A., Northwestern University Instructor of English Meta Norenberg M.A., University of Nebraska Assistant Prcfessor of English Robert R. Thompson B.S., Springfield College Assistant Coach Oliver Martin Langhorst M S., University of Illinois Professor of Physical Education and Coach Maude Evelyn Johnsox M.S., Universitv of Wisconsin Director of Physical Education for Women FACULTY Susan Hauber B.S., University of Minnesota Instructor of English and Spanish Ruth Dorothy Koerber Ph.D., Northwestern University Assistant Professor of Spanish and French B. E. Blanchard MA.. University of Chicago; D.D., College of Metaphysics Assistant Professor of English Walter Wadepuhl M.A., Columbia University Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Professor of German Marie-Lorraine Powell University of Portiers; M.A., University of Wisconsin Instructor of French and German Genevieve Staudt M.A., State University of Iowa Dean of Women; Assistant Professor of Education Alvin M. Johnson M.A., University of Colorado Assistant Professor of Geology and Geography Donald E. Roark DePaul University; B.S., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration Instructor of Economics Eugene Rotwein M.A., University of Wisconsin Professor of Economics FACULTY LuDWiG Lenel M.M., Oberlin College Assistant Professor of Organ and Harmony NicoLAi Malko Ph.D., University of St. Petersburg, Russia Conductor, Choral and Instrumental Music Ursula Margot Richter State Certificate, University of Berlin Instructor of Voice ; Director of the Elmhurst College School of Music Genevieve Davison A.B., Columbia University Instructor of Piano Samuel Dolnick Member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Instructor of Violin Shirley Effenbach M.M., DePaul University Instructor of Piano Mrs. R. Finnemore Instructor of Piano Bonnie Fletcher Instructor of Wood-winds The eminent Grainyer rin;;crs the keyboard for his outstandin ; |x ' rfcrmancc at Klmhur.n . . . Mr. I)a i- help- hi- studi ' nts strugule through the neighboring sv amps in search of " pecjjir " froi ' s on a biohiux field trip , . . State Aiuhtor Artliur J. Lueder was key speai er at the Diamond Jubilee Convocation . . . I)e;m Mueller take tinn ( ul In nllut t n hi- Iwi ' iitv - five years at Elmhurst Collene ... A pause in festivities to ureet facuU at Jubilic I hmK enniiiii; Daiire, 27 Mr. Krohne, our Public Relations Director. Rev. Schmidt keeps the alumni informed. Miss Williamson, field publicity. PEOPLE YOU Mr. Theodore Krohne, our Public Relations and Promotion Director, is an indispensable cog in the wheel of publicity and student solici- tation. Assisting him is Miss Lily Williamson, Field Representative, whose duty it is to inter- view prospective students and to help them ar- range their programs. Also aiding in this depart- ment are Miss Jane Beckman, secretary, and :Miss Beatrice Milham, bookkeeper. The responsi- bility of keeping the Alumni informed of the interesting events on the campus and among former students belongs to Reverend C. E. Schmidt, the Alumni Secretary. Constituting the nursing staff at Elmhurst are Miss Ruth Burrows, Miss Anna Pon, and Miss Martha Waters, whose ready sympathy and help- ing hand are a comfort to all. :Miss :Morine Meggers, Secretary to the School of Music, handles the finances and correspondence for nine instructors, and finds time to be a good friend to those who come in contact with her. Upper: School nurses, Ruth Burrows and Ann Pon, at work. Lower: Secretary Beckman and bookkeeper Milham at . . work. 28 Morine Meggers, Music secretary. Mrs. Cosgrove and Mr. Brown, Bus. office. SHOULD KNOW The finances of any large institution must be handled wisely and efficiently; this task has been accomplished by Mr. A. G. Bauersfeld, our kindly and capable Business Manager. Shouldering part of the financial responsibility, Mrs. F. L. Cosgrove helps each student plan his yearly budget. Mr. Brown, the accountant, has the dubious pleasure of keeping the books balanced. The work of the Administration and Educa- tional Departments is carried on in the General Office under the able supervision of Mrs. A. Schaeffer, Secretary to the President, Miss Helen Willhouse, Secretary to the Dean, and Mrs. M. Langhorst, Recorder. It is here that student registration is taken care of, and where visitors are welcomed. Mrs. Krivulka, house mother to the girl ' s dor- mitory, lends a willing ear to each girl ' s prob- lems, and sees to it that dorm rules are obeyed. As counselors to the boy ' s dormitory. Rev. and Mrs. Koenig advise those who come to them with their difficulties. Upper: Mrs. Krivulka and Mrs. Kocniu, ciiunsciors. Loiver: Mrs. Schacfcr, Mrs. Lan};h(irsl, and Miss Willhouse. A. G. Bauersfeld, Bus. Mgr., and Mrs. Bigalke. 29 Maintaining the campus is the responsibilil ii. Emil VonderOhe, Mrs. Mooney, Mr. Mooney, and Ray Meyer. Hostess and Matron of the Commons, Mrs. E. Voigt, PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS year there are more men and women employed to keep the buildings clean, to keep the campus grounds looking beautiful, and to serve meals in the Commons than any previous year. Emil VonderOhe, head maintenance man, is a jack-of-all-trades including electrical, rooiing, and mechanical work. Mr. and Mrs. Mooney, always friendly and ready to help anyone, keep Irion Hall and South Hall immaculate. Serving as hostess to over-night guests is our matron, Mrs. Voigt. The chief concern of Miss Shriver, dietician, Martha, Ma Wagner, and the other workers in the Commons, is to prepare and serve meals to the hungry dormitory students and faculty mem- bers three times a day. Paul Hein, the engineer, and his helpers, can be relied on to keen the buildings warm by see- ing that the heating system functions in perfect order. Preparing meals belongs to Miss Shriver, Mrs. Tab- bert, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Krueger, and Mrs. Ladiges. Helper Roy Wietnerslage, and Paul Hein, engineer. 30 The Library, a memorial to the ser ' icc men who ua c their H es in VVorhi War I . . . i(le ihior to Old Main used l) the sturlents as an entrance to classes . . . porch entrance to the School of Music . . . unliu ' lil thinuL ' h Ihe stained ylass Chapel window . . . view of Recital Hall and Chapel as seen from the hack of Irimi Hall . . . Old Hall, renamed Kranz Hall, home of the new Student Union Room . . . tower of OM Main al luiliL ' hl , . i.impu- -wnr al i u i ml nnc. 31 c LASSES SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Oiville Gregson, treas- urer; Peggy Albrecht, secretary; Margaret Waite, vice-president; Don Davidsen, president. THE seniors discovered, among other things, that four years on a college campus can fly by almost too rapidly. The day they had en- tered as humble freshmen, although it seemed in some respects a long time ago, seemed in other ways to have been merely yesterday. So it was that these seniors raised a startled brow or two, blinked a few eyelids, and then plunged bravely into the tasks awaiting them. Naturally, senior theses and plans for the future were first consid- erations. After having worked three years to reach the standings they had achieved, they were quite ready to dedicate a fourth to similar ends. However, studies were not the only things that kept them busy. Let it never be said that col- lege seniors do not know how to have a good time! For the student body they held their in- formal dance, and for themselves they held a number of gatherings, including the senior break- fast. Here ' s wishing the best of luck to the seniors in the years to come I SENIORS Den Carlson linds C. C. Arends a helpful class advisor. Senior announcements selected by committee cf three. SEX ICRS Martha Abe Biology Martha was a biology laboratory assistant while at Elmhurst and is con tinuing her interests in this field. Her intended vocation is to be a bacteriology laboratory assistant. She held positions as secretary of the Women ' s Union and as library chairman for the Student Union. Martha may enter the University of California alter graduating from Elmhurst. GxiENTHER Ahlf Economics " Gunner " played baseball, basketball and football while at Elmhurst. He was captain of the basketball team in 1942. He worked on the El?n Bark in ' 41 and ' 42 and served as Sports Editor of the him Bark in ' 42-43. He graduated with a B.A. in January, 1947, and is now attending law school at De Paul University. Seiji Aiza-wa • " Sociology Seiji ' s school life at Elmhurst was completed in January. He worked about the campus for the rest of the year waiting for admission to Eden. He was a member of th , " E " Club and president of the S.C.A. Seiji played guard on the basketball team and also went out for baseball. He served as athletic committee chairman. Peggy Albrecht Sociology Peggy ' s activities are almost innumerable; membership in Theater, Mixed Chorus, Chapel Choir and Polyhymnia, of which she was vice-president for a year. She served on the Social Life Committee, Women ' s Union Cabinet, and was secretary of the senior class. Peggy ' s personality won for her the honor of being elected Homecoming attendant for two years and Junior Prom Queen. Merilyn C. Anpler Biology iMerilyn transferred to Elmhurst after attending Wright Junior College her first two years. She was a member of the Philosophy Club, S.C.. . and the German Club. Merilyn was co-chairman of the very successful Co-ed dance in 1947. Her future is research in Bio-chemistry. Marilyn Bielefeldt English Marilyn ' s major achievement is W io ' s Who. The Elm Bark is indebted to Marilyn for her seemingly unending efforts in her two years as re- porter and two years as news editor. She was very active in the Student Union, of which she was secretary and publications chairman. Her choices for future vocation are advertising or publishing. Theodore A. Braun Sociology With theology as his future, " Ted " will enter Piden Seminary in Septem- ber of 1947. While at Elmhurst he was president of the orchestra during his senior year. He was a trackman and served as Con ' mons bus boy. " Ted " was also a member of the S.C.A. and held the office of treasurer his senior year. Donald Carlson Economics One of the eight W io ' s Who selected, Don has held various positions in Ihr extra curricular field while at Elmhurst. He was treasurer of his ficsliiiian class and later of the Student Union. Don also held other pfi iliuns; he was Fhn Business Manager and a member of the Social Life Committee. Graduating with a B.A., Don ' s future plans arc un- de:ided. Henry E. Centner, Jr. Chemistry " Hank " and his family reside in the only trailer on the campus. Hank played football and baseball. He was junior class vice-president in 1942 and also vice-president of the " E " Club in ' 41 and ' 42. He spent a year at Northwestern L ' niversity. His future plans include " Bev, " their little girl, and his becoming a chemist. Robert D. Clevenger Chcmislrv Entering Elmhurst in 1940 Bob ' s studies were abruptly interrupted by his Uncle Sam. During his years at Elmhurst he served as so[)homore class president, a member of the Social Life committee, and on the Student Union cabinet. Bob was al.so interested in athletics, participating in football and track. He plans to be a research chemist. 35 Don Davidsen " Chemistry Don was the president of the class of ' 47 and was treasurer in 1942- ' 43 of the class of 1944. He demonstrated his athletic ability by being a member of the tennis team his senior year. Don reigned as King of the Co-ed Dance. His future plans are in sales work. Jane Davis English Jane received the Elmhurst Pan Hellenic scholarship her freshman year. In her senior year she was publioity chairman on the Women ' s Union Cabinet and she also found time to write for the Elms and Elm Bark. Her future plans are undecided. Pe.arl Demeter Biology Becoming a laboratory technician at a hospital is the future vocation of Pearl ' . Her outside interest being music. Pearl was a member of the Mixed Chorus. She wrote for the Elm Bark and had the distinction of bein.g a member of the Hungarian Club. Warren J. Dolby History Warren spent most of his time being orientated into colleges: he spent his first year at Elgin Jr. College, then Grinnell under the army pro- gram and graduated from here in June with a B..A. He belonged to the Chapef Choir, French Club, and Anchor and Eagle Club. arren intends to enter the U. of Chicago to obtain an M.. . in romance lan- guages. George Brueckner Droege German George was a member of the S.C.A.. Philosophy Club and the Goethe- Verein. president of the latter. He attended North Park and the O ' Chicago. In June he graduated with a B.A. and has intentions of be- coming an anthropologist. Eleanor A. Eigenbauer History " Ellie " received her B.. . in January and went on to teach in a high school. She was a member of the S.C.A.. and Defense Council. She also served as assistant editor and editor of the Elm Bark. Writing for the Elms and working on many dance committees added to her many accom- plishments. Her future plans are becoming a history teacher. Marion Engstrom Chemistry Since one of Marion ' s hobbies is music, she expressed it while at school by being a member of the Mixed Chorus, and Chapel Choir. She also found time to write for the Elms. Marion graduated with honor. She received the York High School West Suburban Scholarship and the Elm- hurst College Scholarship. She plans to enter the field of research chemistry. LeRoy Froetscher Biology Chemistry " Dutch " is a pre-med student who has just returned to Elmhurst after an absence of four years. He was a biology laboratory assistant tor three years, played football for two years, claimed membership in the Anchor and Eagle Club, " E " Club and Science Club, being vice-president of the latter. His future plans include medical school. Dorothea Fleer George History Sociology An assistant in the historv department, Dorothea also served as social service chairman of the Women ' s Union her senior year. She sang in the Chapel Choir, Mixed Chorus, and Polyhymnia, being publicity manager of the latter. She wrote for the Elms and Elm Bark and also led cheers for two years. Her future lies in teaching history. Helen Grabowski Christian Education Helen belonged to varied and interesting extra-curricular activities. She was a member of the Philosophy Club. S.C.A.. Social Life Committee. Social Justice Committee and the Sociology Club. Helen also sang in the Mixed Chorus. Leaving Elmhurst with a B.A. degree, Helen plans to enter parish work for her future vocation. SENIORS Orville a. Gregson Sociology " Greg " is an all-star athlete, having played baseball four years and basketball three years while at Elmhurst. He showed his ability for juggling finances when he was treasurer of the junior and senior classes. He has chosen sales work as his field of endeavor. Ruth Edith Haack Sociology Ruth ' s intentions are marriage, for she is being married in June. She was a member of the Elm Bark staff. Sociology Club and Philosophy Club. She was also Dean Mueller ' s sociology assistant her senior year. Gregg Haney • • History Cregg ' s future plans include architecture. Gregg was a member of the " E " Club and served as secretary during his senior year. He was a trackman while at Elmhurst and received his track letter. During his junior year he was " Pete ' s " assistant in track. RiGMORE Hedin • Speech Rigmore ' s acting ability made her a true member of the Theater. Hold- ing offices of vice-president, president, and social chairman, shows that her chief interest lies in the theater. She also served as business man- ■ager of the Elm Bark, and vice-president of the sophomore class. She was graduated with honor and intends to teach .speech. Marie Hoefer • History Marie was honored in her senior year by being selected for Who ' s Who. Her activities include being pres ' dent of Chapel Choir and Polyhymnia, .and secretary-treasurer of the Philosophy Club. Jlarie ' s popularity is confirmed by her election as queen of the ' 46 Homecoming. E.I. I., and as attendant to the Junior Prom Queen. Intended vocation is teaching. Florenxe Hullcranz Political Science " Flo " transferred to Elmhurst after attending Rockford College for one year. She was especially interested in working on various dance and tea committees. She was a member of the Elm Bark staff and was .elected to the Queen ' s court of the E.I.I, in the spring of 1946. Her future plans are to be a Navy wife. Richard Karasek Chemistry Richard graduated in June with a B.S., and his future plans have not raS yet been decided. He was a town student and spent most of his time on extra-curricular activities away from school. Robert C. Kleck Economics Bob spent two years at Wheaton College and attended summer school at the University of Illinois. His main interests are his wife and small son, Bobo. He was a member of the Anchor and Eagle Club. His future lies in the field of Business Administration. Martha Klein Biology Interested in the athletic phase of campus life, Martha won a letter in women ' s intramurals. She was also on the campus athletic committee and women ' s intramural athletic committee. Martha worked on the Elm Bark; she was advertising manager in her freshman year. She is a member of Theater and showed her talent in the play " Exeursion. " Her intended vocation is airline stewardess. Elizabeth A. Klick Sociolog - Elizabeth Klick is preparing for social service or Christian educiilion work. Her activities included the Mixed Chorus and Chapel Choir, being secretary of the latter. She served as secretary of the sophomore class, and vice-president of women on the Student Union Cabinet. Cheer- leading, Homecoming attendant, and receiving her " E " letter added In Jier many accomplishments. 37 SENIORS Ralph W. Kluge History Rabh spent two years at Mission House where he was a member of the Mu Lambda Sigma fraternity. While at Elmhurst he wrote for the Elm Bark - was a member of the Student Christian Association Pre-Tl e Society and Goethe Verein. He plans to enter Eden Theological Seminary in preparation for the Christian ministry. Robert Kolze • • Philosophy Bob plans to enter the Christian ministry. He was active in the Philosophy Club and the S.C.A. While at Elmhurst he sang in the Mixed Chorus and was advertising manager of the Elm Bark. He also served as sophomore class treasurer You could always find Bob and Evelyn down in the scene shop serving their " guppyship " together. Sociology Christian Education Ruth Lammers Ruth ' s Elmhurst years have been busy ones. She served on the Social Life Committee, Women ' s Union Cabinet, Student Lnion Cab net She was a member of the Theater, sang in the Mixed Chorus and wrote for the Elm Bark. Ruth was elected Homecoming attendant. Homecoming Queen, and Junior Prom attendant. Her future lies in social work and with Jimmy. Keene R. Lebold • • Philosophy Keene was selected to Who ' s Who. His positions as prexy of the junior class and in the senior year president of the Student Union have demon- strated his executive ability. His other interests were choir chorus. Elms Elm Bark Pre-The Steering Committee and varsity basketball. He touna time to introduce Firesides. He will further his Christian ministry edu- cation at Eden. Roy H. Lorenz Chemistry Affectionately dubbed " Butch " by his friends— Roy returned this year from the service to finish his chemistry major. Active in track and football, he merited his letter. He plans to be a chemist. MeLVIN LuDWIG • c ' ' fn?«PH ■ A member of Who ' s Wlw. Mel worked hard from September, 194b, to January, 1947, grinding out the Elm Bark as editor. The other activities were Elms. Mixld Chorus. S.C.A. , Philosophy Club and the Goethe Verein. l Iel was president of Irion Hall dormitory and vice-president ot tho German Club. Mel is going into the ministry. Mary Matsumoto Sociology Before she came to Elmhurst, Mary completed a year and a half at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, Intelligent and displaying a good sense of humor at all times, Mary was an active member ot the Theater, possessing a certain entertaining ability. She served on the Elm Bark staff and was vice-president of the Women ' s Union her senior year. Maynard G. Oesterle • • History The Christian ministry appeals most to Maynard as a future field. A member of the Mixed Chorus, Chapel Choir, and - Orchestra, he also served as a Dormitory Council member his junior and senior years. He was junior class treasurer, and found time to be Jeanne ' s " right hand man. " Harry J. Papadakis Sociology " Pappy " as a sociology major, is intent upon entering the field of criminal law. Having a special interest in football, he was captain of the varsity team his senior year. He was a member of the Sociology Club. " E " Club, French Club, and has served on the Elm Bark staff. He was the treasurer of the Anchor and Eagle Club. Arthur W. Papenmeier History Art attended Elmhurst until the war interrupted his plans. He then went into the Army Air Corps and is now back at Elmhurst for his B A He was a member of the Anchor and Eagle Club. Graduating in June, Art will continue his education at a Seminary; his future vo- cation is the ministry. 38 SENIORS Bernadine Pearce History Bernadine leaves in June, 1947, with a B.A., intent on going into the teaching profession. She transferred from Valparaiso University at Val- paraiso, Ind ana, to Elmhurst. She was in the S.C.A. and sang in the Mixed Chorus. Bernadine was president of South Hall. Mary Petroplus • • English In addition to activities that " Pete " openly participated in, she con- triljuted much in her own unpublicized way. As freshman class sec- retary and secretary of the Elmhurst College Theater in ' 47, Pete has proved her secretarial ability. Pete was also feature editor on the Elm Bark and assistant editor of the Owl of Minerva. Mary intends to teach. . nna Pon, R.N. • • Biology Taking care of our colds and ailments, Anna worked as the school nurse. She also participated in the French Club, and in girls intramurals. . " fter leaving Elmhurst with a B.S.. Anna is going into post-graduate ma- ternity work in New Jersey and later to medical school. Economics This made him eligible for James E. Postula Jim participated in football for four years " E " Club and he became president of it in his senior year. Jim, being an army vet, was also a member of the Anchor and Eagle Club, One of his future intentions is marrying Elizabeth A. Klick. Fanny Poulos History Fanny graduated with a B.A. and plans to teach history. She was inter- ested in intramurals, and belonged to the Philosophy Club. She was treasurer of the Women ' s Union and secretary-treasurer of the Student Refugee Committee. Rudy Raber ' Sociology Definitely interested in the athletic program, Rudy played a major role in football for three years and was co-captain in 1945. He also went out for track three years. The " E " Club elected him as president in 1945-46 and treasurer in 1946-47. As a junior he was intramural man- ager and Lodge chairman during 1946-47. Rudy will enter the ministry. Charles F. Rockey, Jr. Chemistry Rockey started at Elmhurst in 1940, and then the Navy interrupted his college program. This year he finished with a B,S, He is interested in attending a graduate school and then teaching chemistry and physics. Rockey was on the Elm Bark staff and participated in the Goethe Verein. campus electronics group, and the Philosophy Club, Margery Schmidt Speech Marge transferred to Elmhurst from Wright Junior College. Interested in speech. Marge intends to be a speech instructress. She was in the cast of Brief Music and stage manager of Exnirsion. This indicated her interest in drama and speech activities. Everett F. Seegers Economics Interested in sports. Everett played in inlramur.il basketball an l football. He was also captain of the golf team. Before a leave of absence for service, Everett was president of the junior class in 194,S. His inleniled viiration is banking, and he is gaining banking ex|)erience while working (hiring his senior year. Raymond W, Siiai.i.cross Chemistrx Ray really went out for sports at Elmhurst lulorc ' his lca c of absence in the service. He went out for track in ' 42- ' 4.i, golf ' 4,5, b,-isk ' lba ll in ' 40- ' 41 and found time for strenuous games of table tennis. He ,ilsii hi longed to the science club in 1942, Ray leaves with a B,S,, tentatively thinking of rhemistr ' sales. 39 SEXIORS |L r- - i n 1 " - ! 1 .. 1 ■I ' SK Eileen Skagen • • Biology Eileen Skagen, one of our faithful commuting students, hails from Bell- wood, Illinois. Eileen was one of the more quiet and reserved members of the senior class, but she always had a smile for everyone. Majoring in biology, she hopes to become, a laboratory technician. She received her B.S. degree in June, and she is contemplating marriage. Eugene Smith ' History W io ' s Who member. Gene Smith was a member of the Mixed Chorus, Chapel Choir, and the men ' s quartet. He has held executive positions in both the Chapel Choir and Mixed Chorus, in addition to offices in the Sociology Club, the Pre-The Society, and assistant manager of the S.U. store. His future plans are the ministry. Charles L. Stevens History In his sophomore year Chuck participated in football. Chapel Choir, and the Mixed Chorus. In his junior year he was co-captam of the football team and added baseball to his sports program. Chuck was a member of the " E " Club in his upper.-classman years, and he was treasurer of the Lodge in his junior year. June Thomas ' Biology June will graduate in .mid-year, January of 1948, with a B.S. She plans to do lab-technician work in a hospital or a research laboratory. June served as social chairman of the Women ' s Union and also on the Student Refugee Committee. She sang in the Mixed Chorus. She was a zoology laboratory assistant, gaining practical knowledge for future work. Betty Ann Tracy Economics In extra-curricular activities. Betty concentrated her efforts on Theater work She held positions as social chairman and business manager ot the Theater. Betty was also treasurer of the Student Lnion. She acted as co-chairman of the Co-ed Dance in 1947. Her future plans are un- decided. Fred G. Traut , ' Philosophy Fred went out for baseball. Glee Club, Chapel Choir, and S.C..A in his freshman year. He was president of the sophomore class. fred was a member of the Philosophy Club, and in his senior year he served as editor of the Oit ' oj Minerva. His contributions to Elmhurst merited recognition, as a member of Who ' s Who. His intended vocation is the ministry. Bernerd W. Tressler • • Biology A walking filing cabinet of timely jokes, plugs, and by-lines, . " Bean ' could alwavs supplv some form of humor. He was a feature writer and editor of the Elm Bark. " Bean " participated in the War Bond Drive, was on the track team, and demonstrated his acting ability m Excursion. His future field is medicine. George W. Yarns History George is one of the eight in Who ' s Who. George found many ways of expending his energy; physically in the complicated gymnastics involved with cheerleading; vocally in the choir and Mixed Chorus; and intel- lectually in the Social Life Committee and the Elms staff. George was a member of the Theater and acted as assistant business manager. His future lies in the ministry. Margaret J. Waite Chemistry Marge comes to Elmhurst from New York. She was active in women ' s intramurals. having received her " E " letter and sweater . She was. a member of the Philosophy Club, and was vice-president of the senior class. She left in June with a B.S. Her future plans have not as yet been decided, but Bill is included in them. LaVerne Welch Christian Education .After attending the college of Wooster for one year, LaVerne transferred to Elmhurst. She was active in the extra-curricular program; she belonged to the Philisophv Club and was president of the College Theater. LaVerne san " in Polvhvmnia, Jlixed Chorus, and Chapel Choir. Her future voca- tion was changed to minister ' s wife when Wes gave her a diamond. 40 SENIORS JOAJv ' NE RODENBECK SociologV Jo ' s Elmhurst years were kept busy with extra-curricular activities. A diamond award winner in the Theater, she served as vice-president and assistant business manager. .Among her many accomplishments were sing- ing in the Jlixed Chorus and Chapel Choir, serving on the S.U. cabinet, member of Social Life Committee, S.C.A., and Sociology Club. Bernice Westerman Sociology Heading the list of her executive positions is president of the Women ' s Union. Bernice has acted as co-chairman of the sophomore dance and as co-chairman of the Diamond Jubilee Homecoming celebration. In girls ' intramurals she won an " E " letter. Bernice w ' as a member of the Sociology Club and a worker on the Elms. Future plans are personnel work. Betty Lov Zimmerman Speech Betty Lou has been very active in the Theater, in which she held posi- tions as vice-president and social chairman. She worked on the Elm Bark for three years and sang in the Chapel Choir for two years. Betty Lou was also Women ' s Union room chairman. Graduating with a B.A.. her efforts will be concentrated on teaching speech. SENIORS NOT PICTURED Harry T. Mahoney History " H.T. " transferred to Elmhurst from the University of Chicago. He went out for track in ' 46 and ' 47, belonged to the Anchor and Eagle Club, the Philosophy Club and the newly-organized Psychology Club. Graduating in June with a B.A., he will further his education in a law school. George Becker Economics George attended Elmhurst College in 1939-41, returning in the fall of ' 46 to finish his education. Before he left for the Navv, George went out for baseball and basketball. He has been acting as a Certified Public Accountant during the summer and will probably continue in this field. 41 ' TpHOSE who suddenly found themselves com- posing the junior class also found themselves in a rather favorable position from which to launch their projects. They discovered that being upperclassmen brought with that honor new responsibilities, but, having the problems and worries of such steps as graduation still a year in the offing, they were just that much freer to devote their energies to other activities. Thus the class got off to a good start in October with its traditional scavenger hunt. This year it was labelled " Snoop ' n Scoop, " and it was as much fun as the name suggests. The really im- portant task of the juniors was the sponsoring of the Junior Prom which was held on May 17 at the Elmhurst Country Club. The biggest dance of the year, it was one of which the class was quite rightly proud. In fact, all the achievements of the junior class were ones of which to be proud. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Vernon Karmann, vice-president; Keith Hunt, treasurer; Judy Hance, secretary; Les Brune, president. JUNIORS Ttie 1947 prom committee put their heads together. Juniors reap coke concession to help finance prom. JUNIORS ROW OiNE ROW TWO ROW THREE Robert Abbott Dorothy Boulible Ruth Burrows Elmwood Park, Illinois Villa Park, Illinois Elmhurst, Illinois Wyknell Adams Harriet Brosmer Donald D. Clark Elmhurst, Illinois Pekin, Illinois Elmhurst, Illinois William F. Baur Gayla J. Bruce H. ' .krv Daglev Webster Groves, Missouri Elmhurst, Illinois Elmhurst, Illinois Gerald M. Bock Tripoli, Iowa Lester H. Bri ne Intlian.-ipolis, Indiana Evelyn Dam mm; man Walrrl(M), Iowa Richard Bonner Oak Park, Illincis Donald J. W. Burkhalter Kmmmum Dimmim Florence, Missouri i-dmhur-t, 1 Hindis 43 JUNIORS ROW ONE ROW TWO ROW THREE Paul N. Eissler Oak Park, Illinois Mary Elizabeth Gardner James R. Gruse Chicago, Illinois Elmhurst, Illinois Marion H. Engelsdorfer Sibylle Gerstenberg Judy Hance Detroit, Michigan Elmhurst, LJ., New York Davton, Ohio RxTTH Finis Betty Jeanne Gilpin Elver Hoefer Elmhurst, Illinois Keokuk, Iowa Naperville, Illinois Norm Frega Charles Goldsmith Keith Hunt Elmhurst, Illinois Louisville, Kentucky Libertyville, Illinois Ruth Fulton Donald Grunwald Roy N. Johnson Maywood, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri Maywood, Illinois 1 " 1 1 6 44 JUNIORS ROW ONE ROW TWO ROW THREE Carolyn H. Kamphenkel Harley Kriecer Mary Nicol Arlington Heights, Illinois New Ulm, Minnesota Oak Park, Illinois Charles Vernon- Karmann Louis H. Lammers, Jr. Wii i.iam L. Xdrtif Elmhurst, Illinois Newark, Ohio Ehiihur t, Illinois Bill Kavtz Loretta Llewellyn Frances Panes Elmhurst, Illinois Glen Elh n, Illinois Oak Park, Illinois Charles Keller Freda Mitc iii i i. Elmhur-1, Illinois ElTinuhaiii, llliiioi TiiiDiinkA l ' Ai ' si)(ii;r New Hn inini M, ()hii Richard Keller Elmhurst, Illinois LaV ' ern Nenxinoer Mascoutah. Illiiidis Warhi n Sciii.i i i; llnilun l, llliiioi 45 JUNIORS ROW THREE Frances Wentzel Dayton, Ohio Joyce Wiele Burlington, Iowa May Yamamoto Palo Alto, California NOT PICTURED Bruce A. Derby Elmhurst, Illinois Lee Dillenbeck Elmhurst, Illinois Marvin R. Guthaus Chicago, Illinois ROW ONE ROW TWO Lois Schlozer Gordon E. Stecker St. Paul, Minnesota Dunkirk, New York Winifred Schultz ' Paul E. Stockert Lincoln, Illinois Dayton, Ohio Eugene Schupp Donald E. Stuart Pilot Grove, Missouri Chicago, Ilhnois Florence Nobuko Shigeno Barbara Swanson Chicago, Illinois Elmhurst, Ilhnois WiLLA SiGLER JOYCE TiRMENSTEIN Dayton, Ohio Overland, Missouri SENIOR LOG " YYTHEN we first looked upon Elmhurst Col- lege back in 1943, it was with the enthusi- astic viewpoint of typically eager freshmen. Then the campus seemed almost an Elysian field where the immortals talked and drank together and where the nearest star could be pocketed just for the reaching. But when " Terry and the Pirates " actually had to be pushed aside for Virgil the simili ceased, and the olive trees sud- denly looked remarkably like stately elms. Gradually our bright eyes twinkled bloodshot and our once healthy, pastel green complexion was replaced with a deadly palor caused by in- hahng the fumes of midnight oil. Now, however, we were really members of the campus proper, filing into dining halls, dormi- tories, and lounge rooms, but seeming to stop short before lecture halls, class rooms, and lab- oratories. We helped create the " expressions of the year, " usually born at midnight over crack- ers and milk, and proudly flaunted them on campus the next day. This gay but distorted mixture of psychological, anthropological, eco- nomic, and political terms generally alarmed faculty members. But there was obviously nothing for them to do except weep into their afternoon tea because the class of ' 47, too, had a definite will of its own. We participated in Student Union meetings, joined endless committees, attended classes now and then, galloped through field trips, and even constructed flats for the latest Theater produc- tion. No task was too great for us. We said our feet had wings — and then remembered that feathers may droop. An extended Christmas vacation that year gave our nervous system, or whatever it was that caused our rundown condition, an opportunity to regain some misplaced vigor and vitality — pro- vided you didn ' t get caught in the flu epidemic circulating at that time. Tt wasn ' t too many months after the holidays that a new union room dism.issed weary carpenters and opened its arms to welcome " recreation-hungry " students. Not very long after the grand opening great gaps began to show in our favorite meeting place. We had hardly reached the boredom state of sophomorehood when people began falling away for better or for worse. While this special class of featherweight intellectuals harbored the idea of graduating en masse. Uncle Sam had other ideas — and the boys marched off to serve their country. We complained about the sparseness of the student body, and classes of two members be- came common. With the de cided absence of males, co-eds struggled through the " hag-and- stag " war years and began the you-may-have- been-a-headache-but -you -never- were-a-bore ap- proach to popularity. As we smugly loped into our junior year, the population trend leaped steadily upward as long- absent, but not-forgotten faces slowly began to help complete the campus scene. With the talent in our class, how could we help but put on the best prom ever — just ask us. In our senior year the new union room was built in the basement of Kranz Hall. Now we were complaining that there wasn ' t a place to sit down. Because the young men returned in force, social affairs were restored to some of their familiar excitement and color. The winning of our Diamond Jubilee Homecoming football game flickered to the postgraduate world the reflection of renewed activity at Elmhurst College, ant! wr held a strike in proclamation of this event. Eve y graduating class is as diffprcnl as the |)e()p!e who walk the campus, and we claim mi distinction from this honor ( rven thmiidi ours i- the largest and nio t widcly-assnrtcd scninr i lass ill the history of llic mIhioI). c lidpc thai, in some way, nui ' sniall ( mil l iliul ii m td the liing- rajihy (if Mliiilnirst ( ' (illc ' . ' i ' will luH nn (|iii( kly fade. 47 SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS; Bud Mimlitz, treasurer; Beverly Hamowitz, secretary; Lois Son- neborn, vice-president; George Langeler, president. THE Sophomores proved themselves worthy of their standing by the number and variety of the projects they undertook during the year. They draped crepe paper and splashed paint in mad gaiety for " Carrousel, " the first of the semi- formals, which was held on November 16 in a whirl of color and brightness. Later in the school year they were to be seen bustling about the campus in search of performers for " The Talent Show " which they sponsored on March 1, and at which students and faculty members alike gave an unusual and entertaining program. The class set a precedent, too, by compiling a complete school directory which has proved extremely valuable in giving information concerning all members of the student and faculty body. (This project is one which they plan to carry over into their junior year.) In the spring the Sopho- mores crowned the success of their previous un- dertakings by holding a gala informal dance. A real contribution to college life was made by the class during 1946-47. SOPHOMORES Coach Thompson, soph class sponsor, gives a pep talk. Sophs and their project— the school directory. 48 SOPHOMORES Paul J. Achtemeier Margaret Akai Homer C. Albertsen Robert J. Ansley Mary Lou Baas Allan G. Bennett John L. Benzin Irene Binder Arnold Bizer Alice E. Blaueuss Barbara Bloxom Jack Branding Walter Brieschke Elaine Buehler Grant Buehrer John P. Bullard Jr. Owen G. Cahill J. Vernon Gartner James W. Gavins Richard W. Cluever - ii EmMETT J. COMISKEY Dominic Crjstiano Barhaka Cross 4 ' SOPHOMORES Sherman Cunningham Robert Currie a ' -«« Walter Faber ' -In. . 3fe ' iK ' f mam «v , I Paul H. Dunteman MiLFORD D. Eaton Marvin F. Engelsdorfer Ellen Ann Entorf Anton S. Fabian George Fanslow Norbert R. Fischer James Fisher Clara Louise Flucke John R. Frees Elizabeth Frisbie Jean Gakrett Dorothy Gassner ViRGiE May GentlliN Edith May George Gwen Geyer Floyd Donald Gibson Earl Glauert Mary Lou Glauert Eugene E. Gloye Frederick W. Gottwald 50 SOPHOMORES LuDwiG Grandl Jane E. Gray Martha Green Ardis NA •CY Grossman Rudolf E. Gruenke II Clint Hagemann Beverly Hamowitz Charlotte M. Haskell Charles T. Hein John M. Heissler Edmund G. Heller Richard Hirsch Eleanora Hodde William E. Huntsha Geraldine Hutter Roy E. Jacobson Betty Jakoubek Grace Janssen Leatrice Jordan Thomas Justie William C. Katkl William F. Kerber Ralph Klein l v p : 1 1 51 . ■ Ti ' M. SOPHOMORES Dorothy Koentg LeRoy C. Kolwitz George Joseph Kosecke Jeanne Krause Paul A. Krebill Herman Kurth George Langeler Roy Lausman R. James Le Gros Daniel Lehmann Georgia Levin Bette Limberg Hugo A. Lorenz Warren C. McGovney Betty Jean McKee Janet Mallinson Jack W. Mangnall ' era Markwitz Wilfred J. Markowitch Anthony Maurice John B. May ' or Harvey Meckfessel John Melchert Paul Melchert SOPHOMORES David Menzel John W. Merzdorf Harriet Meyer Katiiryn Meyer Russell Miller W. Harvey Miller Bt " D MiMLITZ David A. Mitchell Verne Mitchell August J. Molnar Richard J. Mueller Robert Olsen Mary Loltise Olsson Shirley Pace Max H. Pepmeier Carol Pilicer Donald F. Priestap Louis M. Racherbaumer Ji ' AxiTA Rende Vera Rdbh Phyllis Robinson Jin, Sakumi ' ra Lynden Sciiaeeerle Frank VV. ScHAuni;i, Q F T- A 1 il! % 5.1 f " 3 iS» 1 SOPHOMORES Joan M. Scheffler James O. Schneider Doris Schoenixg Eleanor Scholz John P. Schroeder Neil R. Schroeder Eugene F. Schroerluke Richard Selmer — — — . .. ■Bii LeRoy Seyfert Lois Smith Lois Sonneborn Joseph Steele Russell E. Steiner Ruth Stoerker Gloria Thompson Kay Thornton Garnet Timke Boris Traikoff HiMEO Tsltmori Angela Vaccaro Robert A. ' arney Elaine Warner James P. Warner William G. Weiss SOPHOMORES Janice Welandt Melvin Weller Tom Whitcomb W . : f f ins Betty Wilks «c{ Bob Willhouse Ronald Wilson " XT, Paul Frederick Winger t George M. Woods Jr. • Mary Ann Zimmerman NOT PICTURED Janet Garner Carl O. Hebenstreit Philip Jacoby Harold H. Kiehne Henry Joseph Kindl George K. Petterson Lee J. ScESKE Wanda Sciiurert DoNAM) A. Sumner Robert Tabbert 55 TN SPITE of the fact that Freshmen in general have an almost universal reputation as " green innocents, " this freshman class demonstrated at a very early stage that it had what it takes, and its members did their part in keeping with the college tradition. At the beginning of the year, the Freshman Mixer was held with great success, and freshmen and upper-classmen alike found a golden opportunity for making new friends and reacquainting themselves with old ones. Since the election of class officers did not take place until nearly the end of the first semester, it was not until later in the year that the class was able to really get into the swing of activities. They made up for lost time, however, with the dance they gave the first week after Easter. This, like their Mixer, was very much to their credit. The class which will one day head the family of students on this campus has taken root firmly and has made a definite place for itself. FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS; Back Row: Robert Maisch, vice-president. Fro7it Row: Harold Krieger, president; Sue Esthus, secretary; Al Havnal, treasurer. FRESHMEN Frosh take time out from their bonfire night-watch. New second-semester students are welcomed at tea 56 FRESHMEN ROW ONE Mae Jean Adelberg Margit Anderson Esther Austermann Eitgene Babbert James A. Anderson Shirley Ashcraft Dorothy Auten George H. Baechtold ROW TWO Robert M. Bansfietd Ralph Baur Waldemar A. Bizer Wn:LiAM F. Blumer Robert J. Bartlett William Bayert Donald George Bloesch Robert Bogott ROW THREE Eugene Richard Braun John Wesley Brown Ray moxd j . Btmba Gordon H. Cakuoi.i, Orpaii Broer Robert H. Brown Ri ssi.li. Bri;i;i; Dokls Ciiuvsi ek ROW FOUR Dorothy Cluever Robert L. Conway Fhedekick 1) A Jiwm !■ Dwis Russell CoMNicK Stephen A. Csutoros Ei.oise Davis Jcjmi ' ii ( " . l) v 57 FRESHMEN ROW ONE Joseph Degi Jr. Philip A. Desenis Robert Deufel Elwood Dietrich Robert Dohm George Diesel Benton Doherty Charles H. Domermuth ROW TWO Richard E. Doruef James Dunn Marjorie Paul A. Dotterer Gordon Eastman Warren R. Erickson Mary Fairbank Martorie Ann Engel Suzanne Esthus ■TTlii ■ HL ROW THREE Barbara Feierabend George C. Fielitz Rea Floyd Robert W. Fricke C. Norman Geyer Bonnie Gerstenberger Robert D. Fey John Fischer ROW FOUR P.TRiciA GIBSON LESTER GoRBics Elliotx A. Grace Florence Gunderson Winifred Pauline Gohr Willard A. Gould Christopher Groen Andrew James Gyure Jr. 58 FRESHMEN ROW ONE Robert L. Haertig John A. Haila Palti, F. Hanebutt Alexander Haynal Donald Hafner Robert Handke Jack Harriman Gloria Heidke ROW TWO Jane Herrmann Stanley W. Hrovatin Frank Ilcewicz Walter Jacobsen Marilee J. Hoelscher Marne J. Humbert Jeanne Irwin Walter John Jacobson 1 4 M m 1 ' i -! Ml « ROW THREE Mildred M. Joens Norman Jone Ge RAI.DINE KaPPI- Ron krt E. Kaspf.r Marcarkt Jones Robert M. Jones Geor(;k E. Kartii ClVDK Al.HLRl Kai ' tz ROW FOUR Herbert A. Kehrli Mary Allen Kltj-er Alyct, Kniep Gaukili.i.i. Kuuhi k Barbara Keller F. Robert Kerkocii Rohkrt C. Kin it Robi.ki Koknk; 59 FRESHMEN ROW ONE Clarence W. Kohring Harold G. Krieger Milton W. Krueger Eileen Landox Ruth Ellen Koster Charlotte Krwulka , Richard A. Kruse James B. Lanican ROW TWO Peter J. Lapins Joy Le Ritz Richard B. Lewis Robert E. Liston Burton Lindemann Morris Little John Arthur Lowe Melvix Lynn ROW THREE Steve Madi Robert S. Maisch Carolyn Maisch Lavita Malott Dolores Maktikonis Clief Martin Gordon Louis Martz Carl R. Mauter ROW FOUR William Meinhaedi Kenneth 0. Mesle Warren F. Meyer Jr. Carl Miller Emil W. Menzel Mary Ann Metzger Charles F. Mikuta Jr. FRESHMEN ROW ONE Clifford Miller Charles Minegar Harold A. Moeller Elaine Mortensen Paulixe Miller William B. Minteer William Moenkhaus Joel R. Mossbeuc. ROW TWO Edward M. Mueller Jr. Martin Mulac Dorothy Ann Nelson LeRov Nordstrom: Robert Mueller Paul F. Mundincer Martilx Jo Nisi June Dae Obeiolmer ROW THREE Ward OiiRMAN John E. Olson Jr. H. rui d C. Putts Rk hard Pratt Clarence E. Oedfield Louis Pobo .■Xnn Poulos R(ihekt Putnam ROW FOUR Elaine Pysiios David Rand.) Haki an Ruhim; Wakhi n Rdiix Warren Henry Rahn RciBEur Reese Trent Ro( kwijl I)amii Fiski Rose 61 FRESHMEN ROW ONE Melvin C. Rowley Norma Sabbert Mavis Sanchez ■ John H. Schaefer John T. Schlundt Mary Sasse Daniel J. Schler Carl F. Schweitzer ROW TWO Maxine Seybold Jean M. Sherman Dawn L. Sieg Roberta Siewert Janet Smith Helmut J. Sienknecht Sue Simpson John Smith ' , Hi ROW THREE Ray B. Smith Steve Soltes Richard Sova Wilma Spurrier Dorothy Ann Stauffacher Edwin E. Sprandel Dona Starks June Stromwall ROW FOUR John H. Strub Marie Stucki Harry D. Swan John M. Tallman, Jr. Howard Taylor Beverly Swanson John Charles Tanis Mary Teichen 62 FRESHMEN ROW ONE Richard A. Therrien John H. Thomas Edward W. Urban Peter Van Schaak James J. Thomas Laura Tippett Gloria Van Dyke Elmer F. Vetter, Jr. ROW TWO Donald C. Fr OGEL NK R. VOGEL Andrew Weber Jeanne Weisse Robert H. Wente Colleen Wegener Erwin Wendler Gilbert W est O l ji wKmSk — ■tuaj,.,- ROW THREE Don Westerholm Delbert Whiting Carl Wiegel, Jr. Robert Witzeman Marylou Woleer Helen Willhouse Wu,liam R. Wodacii Joan Wolfe ROW FOUR Harriet Zeiler Julie Zellmer Clair Zimmerman Dominic A. Zito Marilou Zu ' pekek Barbara Joann Zvlsira FRESHMEN NOT PICTURED F. R. Bruno W. RD Dietrich Arthur Erickson William Garland Robert Gerstenberger Harry Graves Jack Hackert Kenneth Hasemann Maurice Jolly Charles McCaleb Violet Meyer Elmer O. Ringquist Harold R. Schlarp Walter Skoglund Kenneth D. Stone Richard Thomas Audrey Wagner John Waller SECOND SEMESTER STUDENTS Row 1: J, Theiss, D. Stommel, B. Johnson, E. Bloxom, M. Hullcranz, X. Finlayson, J. Hull, B. Cairns, H. Gilbert- son, M. Waters. Row 2: W. Zimmermann, M. Burthwick, W. Tellefsen, D, Kasmar, R. Youngberg, D. Zickerman, W, Brady, J. Meyer, W. Hicks, R. Ross. Row 3: A. McGlashan. J. Nordstrom, R. Chessman, R. Tveter, P. Cohns, R. Klasing, D. Lemke, M. Dahl, W. Hinckley, C. Janssen, T. Babinsky. Row 4: G. Best, R. Schuttler, F. Sanneman, D. Russell, D. Geist, W, Schmitz, A. Zaeske. V. Branneky, G. Von Almen, G. Fossell, D. Cory, R. Cox, A. Heinemann, Jr. Not pictured: C. Adams, L. Adams, M. Baker, W. Bauer, A. Block, J. Bobeng, L. Bohnenkamper C Bue, J Bushcn- ville V Dagley, H. Faust, V. Hale, D. Hicks, J. Hudson, H, Jacobson, T. Johnson, M. Kafka, M. Kane, W. Krebs, C. Kucera, W. Ladwig, J. Meyers, R. Nugent, H. Pierce, F. Russell, D. Schlundt, W. Sleezer. J. Thornton, R. Westerlund. 64 With increased enrollment an em|)t seal in the lihrars is hard in iind these , . . Roiks explain- -dine technicalities of radio communication to the ncwly-orj;anized campu- elei Ironies iirou|) , . . Mayieian (ilo e draws the ri ' ht card and triumphanti ' announces the success of his latesi Iriek , . Dr. DeHruine ho ers o er hi hisloloLiv class durinn " lab " time ... An all-student ])icture snapped ailer Ihe Uv { ' .iemi.d a -eniMx hild ,.l Ihe licjinnin.: of the school year. 65 CTIVITIES HOMECOMING 1946 Left: Marie Hoefer, 1946 Homecoming Queen. Homecoming Court; June Oliernrier, Mary Louise Olsson, Winifred Schultz, Marie Hoefer, Ruth Lammers, Judy Hance, Editli May George, Mae Jean Adelberg. One of the " Too Many Girls " contemplates two of the suitors in the annual Homecoming Revue. " Pete " becomes the laugh-hit of the show with his first, one-line characterization. 68 Prexy addresses the victory-confident crowd and gives a welcoming message to all alumni. " A ULD acquaintances shall ne ' er be forgot, " for on October 25, 26, and 27, Elmhurst College again opened its doors to friends and returning alumni welcoming them to its annual Homecoming. What was in store for the stu- dents that weekend remained to be seen. Reigning over the annual Homecoming activi- ties were the queen and her court. Friday eve- ning they presided as hostesses at the traditional Banquet in the Commons dining hall, where old friends were welcomed and had a chance to meet again. After the Banquet the Freshmen were in their glory while leading the torch parade and the snake dance around the Bonfire. In anticipation of victory at the coming game, the Bonfire was lit and sent its blaze hopefully skyward. Later the evening was brought to a climax with the Homecoming Revue presented by the College Halfback Thomas carries ball for Elmhurst and races down the gridiron in an attempt to score touchdown in 18-0 Homecoming Victory over Concordia. J Spectators spur the team on to ictory with the ' -inL ' itiu (it hv Alma .Mater. 69 HOMECOMING Theater in the Gymnasium. This year a musical comedy, " Too Many Girls " by Rodgers and Hart was given and again proved the versatile theater group a success to the high-spirited audi- ence which filled the Gym to overflowing. Saturday morning greeted the All-Star Alumni football game and saw the Alumni again victori- ous. The afternoon, however, proved to be the highlight of the weekend and Elmhurst fans saw a game to be proud of. To the football team went the orchids of the day, as they emerged victorious against Concordia. Now on the stu- dents " minds was the question, " Will we have a holiday on Monday? " , and the unanimous an- swer was, " Yes! " After winning a Homecoming game, the tradition is to have the following Mon- day as a holiday. This event was looked for- ward to with eagerness, since it has not been put into effect for five years. During the half, the queen and her court were officially presented by the Student Union president. After the crown- The traditional lighting of the all-freshmen bon- fire precludes Friday night ' s festivities. At the Diamond Jubilee Dance, students and alumni alikebask in the glory of a jubilant Homecoming victory 70 J HOMECOMING Elmhurst strikes! Books were closed and classes dismissed for an all-day jam session in the gym. ing, the crowd stood up while taps were played in memory of those alumni from Elmhurst Col- lege who had lost their lives in World War II. They remained standing while they sang the Alma Mater. After the game, open house was held through- out the campus — with the exception of the emer- gency housing which had not yet been completed. The gaily bedecked buildings also welcomed the returning grads. Winning the award for the best decorated building was Irion Hall. In a spirit of victory that evening, a record crowd of 300 couples danced to the music of Hal Shaw ' s orchestra at the annual dance. The theme of the dance brought to mind the near ending of the Diamond Jubilee Year. At this time the Queen and her court were the reception committee. Sunday morning the Homecoming service was observed at St. Peters Church and Dr. T. Lehman gave the address. The Alusicale in the Cha|)el, given by the Elmhurst College School of Music, brought the weekend to a fitting, never-to-be- forgotten close. Eor the students, however, the Homecoming celebration was not quite over. On Monday, bright and early, the students formed a snake dance complete with police escort through the streets of the town. The rest of the day was spent in the Gymnasium dancing and enjoying a holiday suitable to the mood of the students. In the evening the Ereshmen .shone a.gain, as their newly formed band prnvidcd music for the jubi- lant students, providing the perfect ending Id a Homecoming week end. The success of the 1940 Homecoming wa hie largely to I ' rof. Carlson and his assistant Mi.i s John.son, and also the general cn-ch,iirnien, Ber- nice Westertnan and Kecne I.ebold. .After this glorious liomecoming of tor - and reimion, all that can be done is to wait in anlii i- |)ation for next year ' s Homecoming and ' Till We .Meet .Again. " 71 SOCIAL LIFE npHE annual semi-formal Co-ed dance, girl- date-boy affair, was presented by the Wom- en ' s Union. The unique theme of " Deep Sea Fantasy " gave rise to many multi-colored fish and shapely mermaids. An unusual event was King Neptune and his court, elected by the campus co-eds. Don Davidsen was coronated with an elaborate gold crown, while each mem- ber of the court, consisting of Keene Lebold, Bob Abbott, Warren McGovney, and John Smith received a gold key. Our veteran ' s campus organization, better known as the Anchor and Eagle Club, staged their second eventful dance. The informal dance, called " Ball of Fire, " carried out its theme with numerous balloons suspended from the rafters representing a flaming comet. To climax the evening, the balloons were released, resulting in a mad scramble to obtain a souvenir. THE FIRST ELMS COURT SELECTED BY EARL CARROLL: Dorothv Koenig; Florence Hullcranz, queen; and Judy Hance. Couples sway in " Deep Sea Fantasy " at the girl-date-boy semi-formal. 72 Don Davidsen reisns as the first mon arch of the coeds. The Junior Prom Queen and her two attendants: Loretta Llewellyn, Judy Hance, queen, Winifred Schultz. JUNIOR PROM Couples make merry on the sophomore " Carrousel. " This year the Elms has achieved a new and startling event, which we hope shall be continued in the following years. Mr. Earl Carroll, who is one of the top authorities in beauty, has selected three of six candidates to represent the Elms Queen and her court. These candidates were chosen from the three upper classes. Mr. Car- roll ' s choice was kept a dark secret until this publication was released. The Freshman class held their informal dance in the early part of April. After scurrying around for many weeks they finally had their big chance to produce a fine dance. The Junior Prom helped us to slide into a de- lightful climax of the social season. Since this was one of the most gala affairs it was only proper to have a queen and her court. There- fore, three of the Junior class ' s most beautiful girls were elected by the student body. They were Judy Hance, queen, and Loretta Llewellyn and Winifred Schultz, the attendants in the cmn ' t. 73 The pumpkin smiles approval on Halloween Eve. " Pappy Yokum " Goldsmith samples the turnip juice. WEEK-END FUN Students let down after exams and enjoy " Snafu. ICY water sprinkled down from above, a dead body rising from the grave, and a bodiless head perched on a box— these were the sights and risks involved in gaining admittance to the Halloween party in the gym. Entrance was ob- tained by climbing the fire escape, and mside there was dancing amid the hay, corn stalks, and pumpkins which transformed the gym into a likely-looking barn, complete with hay-loft. Doughnuts and cider were served, and dancing continued until the 11 :30 tyrant ended the party. " Stunt Nite " also proved enjoyable. Com- munity singing started off the evening, followed by stunts presented by the various classes and organizations. There was also dancing, and of course, food. Everything was legal after " Marryin ' Sam " had pronounced the couples " man and wife " at the door of the Sadie Hawkins Dance. After some genuine hill-billy singing, typical Dogpatch characters were chosen from the crowd, and Li " l Abner endured the horror of dancing the first dance with " Lena the Hyena. " Dogpatch truly came to life. 74 WEEK-END FUN This year when the Theater presented its in- formal they gave all the students a chance to spend one night " at home. " Fireplaces and com- fortable armchairs helped to create this " homey " atmosphere. A television show, presented by some theater members, added enjoyment to the evening. The Annual Women ' s Union Circus set up its " big top ' " in the College gymnasiom on March 15. The side shows, which are a part of every circus, gave people an opportunity to have their weight guessed, to take a trip to the moon, to see the freak animal of the world, to test their skill at throwing darts, to be tattooed, and even to see tricks of magic. For the first time in the history of Elmhurst College the faculty members let their hair down and along with the students put on one of the most enjoyable two hours this year, the Faculty- Student Stunt Night. The campus was canvassed fo - weeks by the sophomores, who dug up talent and molded it into an entertaining show. Upper: " Acropolis ' Shaving Mugs " audition " Nellie. " Lower: " Frankie " Cochran rooty-toots " Johnnie " Thompson. Rockwell " mops " Mesle during act at W. U. Circus. " Televised " Hungarian dance at Theater Informal. 75 Earl Carroll, selector of the first Elms Queen and Court. Elms ' Queen cranz although all the girls were so lovclv that it was difficult for Mr. Carroll to make his selections, he has chosen Florence Hnllcranz as queen and Judy Hance and Dorothv Ann Koenig as attendants. W ' e hope that Mr. Carroll ' s selections will meet with the approval of those wfto have been fortunate enough to see the young ladies in person. Sincerely yours, Ruth Winner Press Representative. 76 Junior Prom Queen FIRESIDES are student organized discussions that are conducted in faculty homes. They were introduced this year as a new social function. At Firesides pre-assigned students assume the role of host and hostess for the evening and welcome the student guests to the faculty homes. There the groups of approximately twenty-five students become better acquainted with the faculty. Per- sonal ideas on various subjects are presented in a general discussion which is led by a student leader. The first all-campus Fireside was initiated January 17, 1947. This new informal relationship between student and faculty has proved very suc- cessful. Teas of the year included the Big Sister-Little Sister Tea, the Women ' s Union Christmas Tea and the Second Semester Tea. The Second Se- mester Tea was a way of welcoming the new freshmen to the Elmhurst social life and extra- curricular program. Afternoons of fellowship are enjoyed by all at these Teas. Joanne Rodenbeck and Betty Jakoubek help serve Mrs. W. Richter some holiday tea " spirits. " TEA TIME — FIRESIDES 80 Daily devotional services offer a recognized need and play a vital part in our busy academic and social program. Rev. Th. Menzel conducts the Chapel services and leads morning worship. WORSHIP TX daily chapel services the students of Elra- hurst find a brief respite from the work of the day and seek inspiration through meditation and prayer. This year the services were held simultaneously in two places, the Chapel and Irion Hall Assem- bly, and were led by faculty members, students, and guest speakers. The Chapel Choir, directed by Mr. Ludwig Lenel, again added to the worship with anthems and hymns. But the Chapel is not the only place where the students seek guidance and encouragement. In the activities of Saint Peters, the college church with Doctor Koch as the new pastor, in the S.C.A. retreats, in Lenten vespers, and in dormitory de- votions, the students seek the meaning and truth of the Christian way of life. The Religious Life Committee, composed of both students and faculty, is the guiding body for spiritual activities on campus and provides for the well-rounded worship program for the college family. Near-I) St, Pi ' Iim ' -; F, ' anf. ' cli(:il and Rciiuiiicd Chiiiih wclcdiiicv (iiilcuc ' ludi ' nl III il- -ri iir . 81 THE Elmhurst College Theater saw a most fruitful and productive season during 1946 and 1947. The first meeting brought one hundred and twenty-five people, members and prospective Guppies, to the heavy swinging door of the Scene Shop, headquarters of the Theater, on the third Wednesday in September. LaVerne Welch, president of the Theater, ex- plained the purpose of the organization at this meeting. Describing plays of the past, present, and future took the wide-eyed spectators on stage where actors, stage hands, and electricians excitedly awaited " curtain " ; for playmaking, as she explained, is the ultimate end of the College Theater. The thirty-two members, guided by the cabinet, led the novices, Guppies, through their training period. For a year Guppies were instructed in the lore of the ' theater; they learned to wield hammer and saw skillfully to construct all of the scenery, and spent fifty hours backstage among props and fiats. Guppies felt the thrill of Mr. .trend ' s direction, and the dark pit of the house when acting for the first time at Elmhurst. THEATER HIGHLIGHTS THEATER CABINET M. Petropolus, secretary; B. Zimmerman, vice-president; R. Hedin, social chairman L„ Welch, president ;C. Gold- smith, business manager; G. Yarns (not pictured), assistant busmess manager, Prof. C. C. Arends, director. 82 THEA TER THEATER GROUP Row One: M. Engelsdorfer, G. Yarns, C. Goldsmith, R. Hedin, C. C. Arends, L. Welch, B. Zimmerman, M. Olsson, B. Hamowitz, M. Sanchez, G. Langeler, L. Schlozer. Row Two: W. Schultz, J. Scheffler, J. Rende, B. McKee, P. Robinson, G. Kosecke, R. Stoerker, M. Zimmerman, D. Koenig, R. Koster, C. Krivulka, M. Nicol. Row Three: E. Braun, P. Achtemeier, D. Lehmann, K. Mesle, C.Geyer, W. Rohn, R. Kolze, E. Glove, L. Grandl, W. Weiss, W. Ohrman, J. Schlundt. Row Four: C. Hein, J. Fischer, M. Nisi, B, Bloxom, V. Meyer, J. Wolff, J. Weisse, E. Dammerman, M. Matsumoto, P. Albrecht, E. Vetter, A. Molnar. Row Five: R. Witzeman, W. Sigler, R. Lammers, J. Rodenbeck, B. Tracy, L. Tippett, R. Siewert, M. Fairbank, M. Wolfer, M. Hoelscher, M. Klein, B. Westerman. The Theater as a group saw three plays in Chi- cago this year. It also sponsored the successful " At Home ' ' informal dance in February. The directing class later presented two one-act plays to try their talents, and those of new actors in the group. At the end of the year after an informal initi- ation, the Guppies were pinned at the regal cere- mony and entered the theater as fellow-members at the royal banquet in May. Homecoming brought crowds to the eagerly- awaited revue, " Too Many Girls, " by Rogers and Hart. Tn keeping with the Homecoming spirit, the gay light-hearted story takes place at an American college during the football .season. Nearly eighty people crowded backstage to pro- duce the rollicking musical comedy. The climax of the production saw " I ' ete " Langhorst carried on stage to bring down the hou.se with his one line. The Theater carried on, and in December pro- duced " Excursion " by Victor Wolfson. .A set rep- resenting the deck and cabin of a ship housed the cast of thirty-two. While the audience cheered W. R(]lin call he- I ' . Ailih ini u i M,ililn (i h W Oiii in.m; H. Zimmerm.-m frets as W. Sigler and R. Uediii walrli. Scenery also under construction for " The Rox al Eaniil . " 83 THEATER the heart-warming drama, actors and crew m- haled and exhaled " en masse " in the 3 ' by 12 ' storage space backstage. It took over a month to make this play a " ship-shaped " entertainment treat. The " Royal Family " in April brought more laurels to the Theater. The near professional act- ing, and the elaborate set with its winding stair- case, proved that the jubilant spirits and hard work of the theater members under the unparal- leled direction of Mr. Arends, could result in a " Broadway at Elmhurst " production. The Theater is noted for its high morale, skilled work, professional plays, and good fun. 1946-47 was a great year for the College Theater in which approximately fifty Guppies were initi- ated to take the places of the graduating seniors and to further its activities. The informal initiation was held May 21st. All the guppie.s " crammed " the night before in preparation for their exam on the catechism. Trembling, nervous and worried, the guppies gathered for the meeting. Through the in- structions, work on the productions and at- tendance at the meetings, the prospective members, not only achieved a knowledge of the theatre, but also became eligible for a life long membership. Those that survived were initiated in the formal ceremony held at Mahler ' s Hall and attended the banquet later at a private dining room. Romance begins to flourish in " Excursion. " The Coast Guard captures the runaway " Excursion " boat. In scene are; Achtemeier, Eigenbauer, M. Klein, Goldsmith, Braun, Langeler, R. Klein, Rohn, Molnar, Tressler, Weiss, Olsson, Karmann, Zimmerman, Hedin, and Sanchez. 84 CAMPUS SPEAKERS Dr. Franck, from U. of Chicago, Drs. T. Lehmann and R. Neibuhr Dr. T. V. Smith sp eaks at Mid- Year lectures on atomic research. pause while convocation recesses. Diamond Jubilee Convocation. •T ' HE Philosophy Club, on November 14, 1946, proudly presented Dr. James Franck, who .spoke on " The Atomic Bomb and Its Implica- tions. " Dr. Franck, Nobel Prize winner and a specialist in nuclear physics, was instrumental in the atomic re.search which led directly to the production of the atomic bomb. Dr. Franck ' s greatness lay in the fact that although the subject matter of his talk was much beyoncl the experiences of the average person, he was able to present the material clearly, simply, and modestly. Since Dr. Franck spoke from the scientific point of view, he did not state any of the possible social consequences of atomic energy. He did, however, state that he believed that nothing will save the world from self-destruction except a per- sonal re-examination and application of higher moral standards by both individuals and nations. He also asserted his faith in man ' s ability to eventually build a workable, peaceful world order. On Tuesday, November 26, 1946, students and friends of Elmhurst College were privileged to hear two outstanding speakers. Dr. Reinhold Nie- buhr and Dr. T. V. Smith. The occasion was the Diamond Jubilee Convocation. The general topic, " The Liberal Arts and Religion, " ' was discussed at the meeting from two entirely different points of view — faith versus skepticism. Dr. Niebuhr, professor of Christian ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, is the greatest academic alumnus of Elmhurst Col- lege. Dr. Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, is a scholar well-known for his skepticism and for his political philosophv. Both Dr. Niebuhr and Dr. .Smith were members of the Commission .sent by the State Department of the United States Ciovernment to survey and analyze the educational program which has l)een carried on in Germany under military occupation. Elmhurst has received many compliments from scholars of other colleges and universities on the success of the Diamfind Jubilee ( ' (uivoi alioii. 85 THE SCHOOL P0LYHVMNIA - VO7 Harriet Brosmer, Beverly Hamowitz, Marie Hoefer, Jeanne Krause, Mrs. Ursula Richter, Willa Sigler, LaVerne Welch, Martha Jo Nisi, Norma Sabbert. Second Row: Mary Ann Metzger, Grace Janssen, Dorothea George, Elaine Warner, Peggy Albrecht, Lois Schlozer, Maxine Seybold, Dona Starks. " jV TUSIC hath charms, " a well-known adage, proves itself true many times a year as the Elmhurst College School of Music presents concerts, recitals, and other programs of beautiful music. One of the main features of the year sponsored by the music school was the appearance of Percy Grainger, well-known pianist-composer. As in past years, the music school made its debut with the Homecoming Musical. At this time, the Elmhurst College Community Chorus under the direction of Mr. Nicolai Malko, the " Polyhymnia, " directed by Ursula Richter, and individual musicians brought the Homecoming week end to a glorious close. Mr. Ludwig Lenel is the director of the Chapel Choir, which sang daily in Chapel services and several times at St. Peters Church. In November it made a never-to-be-forgotten trip to Milwaukee where a concert of sacred music was presented. COMMUNITY CnORVS-First Row: B. Jakoubek, M. Teichen, M. Hoefer J. Krause, U Richter, N. Malko G. CUMMUmi Y V- V Gardner, W. Gohr, M. Strahl, J. Stromwall. Second Row: H. Zeiler, J. Scheffler, E. mith W Baur P Hanebutt P Mundinger, E. Hoefer, E. Braun, D. Bloesch, C. Rem F f h P. Uesenis, J Segi, R. WitzeLn H Sknecht, M. Krueger, H. Swan, D. Lehmann, R. Kasper, R. Fricke, R. Miller. 86 1 P I 1 » I t t I I f 4 I OF MUSIC " Polyhymnia, " an ensemble composed of 16 women ' s voices, made itself known in St. Paul, jMinnesota, in the spring. This trip was a climax to a year of music presented in Elmhurst, Naper- ville, at the Candlelight service during Christmas, and other places too numerous to mention. Blue Island was the place of the first combined Chorus and College Community Orchestra con- cert, also under the direction of Mr. Malko. This appearance was a preview to the one held on Feb- ruary 23, at Vaughan ' s Hospital. The combina- tion of the chorus and orchestra and three solo voices was again heard on May 6, when for the first time, a " Little Opera " was performed. Also in May was the Spring Concert, which brought to a successful close a year of enchanting music. At this time all the organizations of the Music School contributed to a finale worthy of re- membrance. CHAPEL CHOIR: First Row: E. Warner, P. Albrecht, J. Rodenbeck, B. Hamowitz, M. Hoefer, J. Krause. Second Row: Mr. L. Lenel, M. Engstrom, W. Sigler, G. Yarns, E. Entorf, M. Engelsdorfer, D. Lehmann. Third Row: J. Schaefer, H. Robine, D. George, C. Wegener, H. Brosmer, G. Janssen, K. Meyer, D. Starks. Fourth Ro ' ui: R. Selmer, C. Kohring, H. Krieger, D. Burkhalter, E. Smith, J. Schroeder, C. Hein, H. Sienk- necht, M. Engelsdorfer, D. Gibson. COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA— Le t to Right: Mrs. H. Davis, Mr. M. Kross, Mr, Schoenemann, S. Davis, G. Aurand, Mr. L. Hoag, T. Braun, Mr. J. Sigmore, R. Baur, Mrs. D. Klienbeck, B. McKee, D, Lehmann, G. Kant, Mrs. Snell, J. Osterling, G. Richter, Mr. J. Gill, Dr. Nicolai Malko, director, P. Achtemeier, Mrs. F. Avery, M. Oesterle, Mr. Robuck, P. Platz, M. Engelsdorfer, Mrs. E. Edelmann, D. Menzel, Mr. Fosnot, T. Cams, H. Piermattei, Mr, R. Leader, C. Kohring, president, D, Gassner. 87 Store manager and his hard-working crew relax. STUDENT UNION ALLOWING every student a share in the plan- ning and carrying out of self-governing poh- cies on campus is the Student Union organization. This official, all-student society is designed to regulate matters pertaining to student life and provide a means for self-expression. The associ- ation also attempts to unify the students into a THE STUDENT UNION CABINET— S;a«rf»ig.- Ellen A Hoefer, vice-president of women; Ruth Lammers. Seated: men ; Keene Lebold, president ; Marilyn Bielefeldt, secretary, working whole, a task which has become increas- ingly important because of the extensive enroll- ment. Furthering the interests of the Stu dent Union is the main duty of the Executive Committee which cooperated this year under the gavel of Keene Lebold. He was assisted by the vice-president of men, Robert Abbott; vice-president of women, JNIarie Hoefer; secretary, Marilyn Bielefeldt; and treasurer, Betty Tracy. Five standing committees provided for in the constitution also help make up the cabinet. Representing the students in ath- letics was Jack Dagley. Elver Hoefer headed the chapel committee, Charles Hein the library, and Ruth Lammers Social Life. Ellen Ann Entorf, as chairman of the publications committee, was responsible for the supervision of the Elms and Elm Bark. A new Student Union room and store came un- der the auspices of this group at the beginning of the year. This was also the first cabinet to send a delegate to the newly-formed Chicago Student Conference as representative of Elmhurst College. n Entorf, Charles Hein, Jack Dagley, Elver Hoefer. Marie Betty Tracy, treasurer; Robert Abbott, vice-president of COUNCIL ON SOCIAL LIFE AY before the school year begins, the Council on Social Life has each week end planned so that coeds will not be all dressed up with no place to go on that extra-special Saturday night. With the help of " Teach " Johnson, Mrs. Story, and Rev. and Mrs. Koenig these conscientious students do their best to prevent days like those of November 18, 19, and 20, when socially- minded collegiates were liable to get frustrated attending a Theater Party, Soph Dance, and S.C.A. Retreat all in one week end. Two boys and two girls represent each class. They are in office from the beginning of the sec- ond semester of their frosh year to the end of the first semester of their senior year, or until they leave school. Already accomplished is the new list of suggestions on the procedure of .social functions which will be a help to the heads of organizations. JNIembers of the Council on Social Life make up subordinate committees. The Resource Com- mittee aids organizations by having students in- dicate their preference to various e.xtra-curricular activities at registration. The Special Functions Committee carries out their wLshes. If a week end has nothing planned for its Saturday night, the Special Parties and Programs Committee sponsors an activity. The Calendar Committee keeps Joes and Janes happy by having a balanced social program. Social committee checks stuflents ' interest?. 89 r , j? .„- r WnttPr T Rpnrle H Mever B Wilks, M. Teichen, J. Davis, M. Hoelscher, W. Gohr, V. Gentilin. S::::fZ. L Z n, - udwig, B. Tressler, V. Markwitz, G. T ke, C. SfC! ' T; RoXell, R. Kluge, D. Lehmann, P. Krebill, W. Schultz, M. Engelsdorfer, B. Kolze, V. Karmann, ll ' otl ' M: L Mimlitz, C. Hageman, M. Petroplus, B. Bloxom, E. Entorf , C. Rockey B Witzemar. J. Davis F. ELM BARK IF anyone should glance into the Elm Bark of- fice, they would see paper, pencils, scissors, and glue strewn hither and yon. Search under the rubble and one might come upon a group of wild-eyed individuals vainly trying to get copy ready for the printer, and maybe — if luck is with them — the paper will be out on time. The Elm Bark office is famous for its midnight oil. Every Thursday night— way " til the wee small hours of the morn— a light can be seen shining over the editor ' s desk, guiding weary re- porters home. Come rain, sleet, or snow, the Elm Bark always brings joy and " Gezzoo " to the student body. Someday the students will realize the value of the Bark— other than wrapping lunches. Mel Ludwig was replaced by Barbara Cross as editor in January. Staff members ready material to be sent to the press. News Ed. Biclefcldt and Editor Ludwig of 1st semester give pointers to 2nd semester Editor Cross. 90 THE ELMS HAND in assignments! Pick up proofs! Get to appointments on time! There were times when it was doubted if the Elms would ever get finished. However, through the blood, sweat, and tears of the faithful staff (if you look closely at the pages you might see the tear drops) the Elms appeared in stately glory. The Elms staff room is located above the Stu- dent Union room — a very strategic position. Here the members of this staff carry on last minute conferences, lay out pages, and type copy like mad. The southern and eastern windows are also handy for suicidal leaps of frustrated staff mem- bers. Before anyone knew it, zip — there was the Elms, with everyone pausing over the pages and pointing out pictures of friends. " Bring up some coke and potato chips, and we will work on the annual . . . " The Elms office is famous for its empty bottles, coke of course, crumpled candy bar wrappers and potato chip bags. At least it can be said the Elms staff are the best fed people on campus. Bus. Mgr. McGovney and Editor Molnar confer about budget. Dottie Koenig and Bob Ansley check some mounted panels. ELMS STAFF Back Row: W. Weiss, R. Ansley, asst. editor; G. Gloye, art editor; B. Hamowitz, V. Markwitz, H. Krieger, adver- tising manager; W. McGovney, business manager; L. Seyfert. Middle Row: A. Molnar, editor; C. C. .A rends, ad- visor; B. Westerman, M. Engstrom, E. Dammerman, L. Jordan, C. Hein, asst. business manager. Front Row: M. Teichen, B. Wilks, L. Sonneborn, V. Gentilin, M, L. Olsson, literary editor; J. Rende, J. Davis, G. Hutter. Not Pictured: J. Mimlitz, D. Koenig, I. Binder, M. .A kai, A. Fabian, R. Lausman, P. . ' chtcmeicr, P. Krebill, R. Gruenke, T. Papsdorf, R, Haertig, M. Engelsdorfer, H. Krieger, E. Hoefer, H. Brosmer, W. Rahn, T. Rockwell, L. Brune, M. Bielefeldt, J. Welandt, M. Green, C. L. Flucke, G. Smith, E. M. George, N. Schroeder, J. Fisher, M. A. Zimmerman, B. L. Zimmerman, R. Koster, P. Eissler, E. Sprandel, A. Poulos, J. Warner. WHO ' S WHO WHO ' S Who Among College Students in American Universities and Colleges, is a book compiled each year, honoring the accom- plishments of graduating students. Elmhurst Col- lege students have been included in this book since 1941. Each student is chosen on the basis of scholarship, character, leadership, and poten- tiality for future usefulness. People often say that the man voted most likely to succeed usually turns out to be the village idiot, or else murders his aged grandmother. To be on the safe side one cannot predict that these students are those most likely to succeed, but with all assurance one can say that they certainly will be outstanding one way or another. This year the eight Elmhurst College seniors selected by the committee are Marilyn Bielefeldt, Marie Hoefer, Don Carlson, Keene Lebold, Mel- vin Ludwig, Eugene Smith, Fred Traut, and George Varus. The Women ' s Auxiliary holds a monthly meeting. HAVE you ever wondered who does those seemingly small but important tasks that help to make Elmhurst more homey; who makes the slipcovers for the lounges, or who mends the WHO ' S WHO— Bflffe Roii ' : Mel Ludwig, Gene Smith, George Yarns, Don Carlson, Fred Traut. Front Roiv Marie Hoefer, Marilyn Bielefeldt, Keene Lebold. AUXILIARY curtains? It is not done by a student organiza- tion, but by a group important to every student mothers. The Woman ' s Au.xiliary is made up of mothers of students and all mothers and women of the community and the denomination who are interested. Since its beginning some twenty years ago, the Auxiliary very successfully has been fumiling its aim to make the students feel at home. :Many of the vets will agree whole- heartedly, for the Woman ' s Auxiliary gave up its room in Irion to the vets. And while they called themselves cellar dwellers and sang " Home was never like this, " they felt it to be a real home because of the spirit. We all feel it and would like right here to say ' ' thanks. " Thanks to the entire organization, collectively and individually, for their helpful and good-natured endeavors which are beneficial to all the students. 92 Chairman Lois Schlozer directs S. C. A. program. IN the past year the Student Christian Associa- tion has tried to follow the statement of pur- pose which states, " The Student Christian Asso- ciation of Elmhurst College is a union of students for the purpose of seeking together the nature and meaning of the Gospel about Jesus Christ. " Besides the Matins and Lenten devotional services, other devotional material was secured for the entire student body. The Student Christian Association sponsors an annual financial drive to aid the world relief fund. Well-known speakers were contacted for the monthly meetings. The members of the Student Christian Association also traveled outside the school to hear many interesting speakers. One of these. Dr. Paul Lehman, a f ormer professor at Elmhurst College, spoke on " The Meaning of Prayer. " Two retreats were held this year, one in the spring and one in the fall which took the group to Graham-Taylor Chapel. STUDENT CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Standing: Sibylle Gerstenberg, Clara Flucke, Dr. Werner Richter, advisor; Charles Goldsmith, president; Lois Schlozer, Frances Wentzel, secretary. Seated: Earl Glauert, Ted Braun, treasurer; Roy Lausman, Harley Krieger, vice-president; Charles Hein. 93 Rc: 0..e: J. D.gley, H M.h„„y, G Woods Hun, D Prieaap, L. ANCHOR AND EAGLE Standing: Louis Lammers, treasurer; A. Johnson ad- visor. Seated: Frank Schaubel, vice-commander; James Warner, commander; William Katel, adjutant. WHEN G. I. Joe exchanged khaki and navy- bkie for loud ties and colored shirts, he thought that his troubles were over. College extended a welcome hand, and soon, Joe was back where he had started from four years be- fore. Instead of a carbine he carried a text- book; the foxhole became a classroom; and Joe took up where he had left off. Gripes about army chow were replaced by complaints about subsistence checks. Gripes over navy discipline became complaints concerning disability com- pensation, and Joe joined the Anchor and Eagle club to seek a solution to his dilemma. Joe found a wealth of information presented at the Anchor and Eagle club meetings, and he drew a great deal of solace in the fact that some two hundred of his fellow-students were con- fronted by the same problems. In the Anchor and Eagle club, Joe has found a solution to these problems. 94 ONE of the largest organizations on the cam- pus is the very active Women ' s Union, whose membership consists of every woman stu- dent. It provides not only a feeling of unity and harmony, but also recreational activities and social events which offer the girls fun, entertain- ment, and opportunity throughout the year. Led by Bernice Westerman, president; Mary Matsumoto, vice-president; Betty Wilks, secre- tary; Fanny Poulos, treasurer; and other cabinet members, the Women ' s Union began the year with a wiener roast. They also sponsored the Big Sister-Little Sister Tea, an all-girl swim- ming party in Oak Park, an informal Sadie Hawkins Dance, and the lovely Christmas Tea. The new year began with the annual turn- about Co-ed Dance where, for the first time, a king and his court were elected to reign over the Co-eds. Later came the Circus, in which the entire student body participated. During the entire year the Women ' s Union sponsored the women ' s intramurals. This year the Women ' s Union held their many teas in South Hall Lounge. In the autumn the Big Sister-Little Sister Tea was held to acquaint the new students with the older girls. WOMEN Hostesses welcome quests for holiday tea-time. WOMEN ' S UNION CABINET— S;a«rf «g.- Betty Wilks, secretary; Dorothea George, Judy Hance, Florence Shigeno. Seated: Jane Davis, Fanny Poulos, treasurer; Bernice Westerman, president; Mary Matsumoto, vice-president. S UNION 1946 was climaxed by the traditional Christ- mas Tea where, amid the usual holiday decora- tions and caroling, the girls, wives of the faculty, and the women faculty members had a most enjoyable time. It was during the 1946-47 reign of cabinet members that the Women ' s Union purchased, for the first time, their own lace tablecloths and a punch bowl with matching cups and ladle for Iheir various social fimclii)iis. Following a widely-varied and coni])lelely suc- cessful season of acli ' ities, the ' ear closed with the annual Senioi ' ' I ' ca gi cn in Ikiiioi- df ilu ' senior girls. in oiu " hook of incinorics, we will lind anioiiL; its pages many mcniorahlc aflcrnoons uWi ' t] with ])k ' asant fellowship and waiin Ik n ' l.dil y pKi- vidcd l)y these teas. 95 OFFICERS— Barife Row: R. Kolze, Dr. W. Richter, advisor; H. Krieger, president; W. Baur, vice-president. Front Row: H. Brosmer, S. Gerstenberg, M. Hoefer, secretary-treasurer. PRE -THE ' S ORGANIZATION of the Pre-The Society consists of a three man steering committee. This committee, elected at the outset of the year, plots the course to be followed for the year. Meetings are held every month and are open to all students. In an attempt to stimulate thought along the lines of personal worship, the programs were cen- tered around the general topic — Worship. The series consisted of talks on " The Meaning of Worship, " " The Structure of Worship, " and " The Sermon in Worship. " . lso, each evening there were Pre-The spon- sored devotions in the lounges of Irion Hall and Senior Lodge, and in the Cottages. In the circuit of their activities the Pre-The ' s have done much to broaden the outlook and enrich the insight of not only their own group, but also the student body as a whole. PHILOSOPHERS THE Philosophy Club has as its purpose the offering of an opportunity for students to clarify in an informal way by means of philo- sophical discussion the fundamental problems which surround us in the present day. The ma- jor activities are centered in presenting discus- sions, and in the publication of its official organ, " The Owl of Minerva. " The " Owl " has as its purpose the clarification of thoughts, the disso- lution of prejudices, and the stimulation of intel- lectual activity. It publishes a cross-section of opinions and view-points on the many and varied aspects of life as they are seen in the light of philosophy. One of the highlights of the year was the pres- entation by Dr. James Franck, Nobel Prize win- ner, of a discussion of the atomic bomb. Other meetings during the year included discussions on the value and purpose of philosophy. I 1 STEERING COMMITTEE— 5(a«rf;«g.- Dan Lehmann. Seated: Gene Smith, Don Grunwald, Rev. R. Koemg. 96 SOCIOLOGISTS ' I ' HE realization of the need for some organ- -■- ized group for those interested in sociology and subjects related to it brought into being this last academic year the Sociology Club. This organization is composed of Sociology majors, who discuss current topics and problems in the related fields of sociology and social work. The emphasis of the club has been to stimulate the members through open discussions and through lectures presented by outside speakers. A cordial atmosphere of informal fellowship has been stressed at the meetings. Each month the steering committee of the club arranges for an outside speaker to present some subject relevant to the field of sociological inter- est. In addition, a limited number of speakers are obtained for meetings which are thrown open to the entire student body. OFFICERS: Ruth Burrows, sucrcliuy ; Miss Marie Powell, advisor; Mary Lou Wolfer, president. First Row: P. Albrecht, T. Braun, G. Smith, J. Roden- beck. Second Row: Dr. Hoffman, advisor; M. Matsu- moto, R. Haack, F. Shigeno, L. Lammers. Third Row: J. Tirmenstein, H. Grabowski, B. Westerman, E. Klick. FRENCH CLUB T K Circle Francais, reorganized this year, pro- vides for its members numerous activities planned to promote a better understanding of the French language and people. Current officers of the club are Mary Lou Wolfer, president, and Ruth Burrows, secretary. The meetings are conducted in French, and the members participate in French games, listen to popular and cla.ssical French recordings and ' ie v ])]ates of P ' rench scenery. One of the most interesting projects started this year was that of " ado|:)ling ' " a needy Frnicli family. Collections of food, clodiiiig, and nKincy were made by the meniluTs, mid shi|)pc(l lo France. Miss Marie-Lorraine T ' owell. whu sindicil in France and leaches Frencli in I ' lhniiursi, is llic faculty advisor. Slic lias licrn rcspunsibic for the interesting ))arlics, pidgranis, .md discussions. Her intimate knowledge of liir I Vmi li peoi)lc and customs has iiroxcd -aln;ililc in llic nimilicrs of the organization. 97 Filit Roic: 1. Binder, C. Krivulka, E. Eigenbauer, Dr. Dienes, advisor. Second Row: P. Demeter, S. Madi, M. Akai, E. Urban, S. Soltes. Third Row: J. Degi, S. Csutoros, vice-president; L. Gorbics, A. Gyure. Fourth Row: A Molnar, president; A. Fabian, A. Haynal, F. Dananay, secretary-treasurer. Standing: George Droege, president. Seated: Eleanor Schultz, secretary; Mel Ludwig, vice-president; Dr. Walter Wadepuhl, advisor. MAGYAR CLUB WITH the influx of students on campus this year, the Hungarian Club has expanded from what was once a social gathering four years ago, to a well-organized club with a constitution. It meets informally once a month. The purposes of the Hungarian Club are to further the speaking of the language and to propagate Elmhurst College among the Evan- gelical and Reformed Churches. The main theme for the school year was the presentation of a two-hour program in various Hungarian Evangelical and Reformed Churches of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Outstanding hits on the program were the two plays, " The Val- iant, " and " The Milk " ; solos by Stephen Soltes and Stephen Csutoros, group singing, and the " Hungarian Csardas, " with Charlotte Krivulka, Stephen Csutoros, Margaret Akai, and Fred Dananay. The program resulted in the assimilation of a considerable donation to the Diamond Jubilee Fund. GOETHE VEREIN WITH the increased enrollment at Elmhurst College this year, there was considerable interest shown by the students and by Dr. Walter Wadepuhl, the club advisor, in reorganizing the Goethe Verein. The organization had been in a state of dormancy for over three years. The initial meeting of the season was spent in singmg all of the familiar Christmas carols in German. A highlight of the program was the Christmas duet so beautifully harmonized by Dr. Wadepuhl and INIr. Ludwig Lenel, professor in the School of Music. Other programs featured a colored slide illustrated talk on Germany by Dr. Wade- puhl, and the learning of popular German folk- songs under the direction of Mr. Lenel. To make it possible for the " poor bewildered freshmen " (and the even more bewildered upper classmen) to take part in the meetings, all meet- ings are bilingual. 98 ( ' locku)isc: KiiuU looks over I ' linhui ' st ' s opponents while his teanmiutes plan i little . t r. ' itcj y Slmlcnt Muck all attempts to attend class on Strike Day! . . . Students of the scienc(;s go on a field liip l ' la inK " dm " is a favorite pastime . . . The Dean puts forth a stern attitude against the Strike as Kniil simles aliniil the whole affair , . . Moving the juke box foi ' the all-day strike jamboree The modern nriihiian huxcis oxer thr I !lni- hurst cami)us in his helicopter . . . DeKalb bali-cari-ier impressed by i:inihuist ' s niiglit liion li.dl x nis the Homecoming canijtiis-decorations contest . . . Cavins blocks as . b ' yer stiff-anns ( )op . wad li thai ball ' Male population flocks to Irion Hall. IRION HALL Men relax in the " homey " atmosphere of the lounge. TRANSITION and change — the keynotes which set the atmosphere for the men resi- dents of Irion Hall this year. " Crowded " is an understatement of the facts as the conditions existed last fall, but the veterans and all con- cerned adjusted themselves nicely to their " spe- cial " housing, reminiscent of other days and lived patiently until the new housing units were com- pleted. Every nook and cranny was used to house the influx of new students. Rev. and Mrs. Koenig came to Elmhurst campus this year and also managed to find room to set up a " home " in Irion Hall. As companions and counselors, they participated with the residents of Irion Hall in all the fun and frustration so characteristic in this year of transition and change. The dormitory council gave democratic guid- ance, and men residents developed a homey at- mosphere as the year progressed. Pre-the stu- dents closed the day with meditation in the lounge each evening. 100 The rooms offer a haven for get-togethers. OX September fifteenth, forty-three bewildered freshmen received their first ghmpse of South Hall. This strangeness soon wore off, for the next week sixty-nine upperc ' assmen returned to take things in hand. The first Open House saw bulletin boards, pic- tures, and various knickknacks littering the rooms, giving them a remarkably " homey " look. Spreads, gossip gatherings, occasional studies, and a nightly rush to the Student Union Room provided plenty of activity for all. The guiding lights of South Hall, formally known as the House Council, consists of one girl elected from each class: Bernie Pearce, president; IMarionEngelfsdorfer, Lois Sonneborn, and Marie Stucki. Formerly the girls relied on the friendly ad- vice of Dean Staudt, but this year with the addi- tion of yirs. Krivulka the girls have found an- other helpful friend. So for another year South Hall has successfully provided a second home for the girls of Elmhurst College. 101 The Student Union Room has become the favorite spot for relaxation and is usually crowded to capacity. S. U. ROOM The bookstore cheerfully caters to all students. THE old Student Union Room was moved out of Old Main, and while Kranz Hall basement was in the process of being re-modeled, town students wandered around campus forlornly, es- pecially since locker facilities and lounging room had to be provided for in the new S. U. Room. After a belated opening, the S. U. has proved to be one of the most popular spots on the campus, with lockers for both men and women town stu- dents, a post office, the book store, a lounge with comfortable chairs and couches, small tables with overflowing ash trays, a juke box, and a store. A new feature of the store is the breakfast served between 8 and 9 A. M., and hot drinks, sand- wiches, and delicious pies which are served at various times during the day. Though its facili- ties are inadequate for the large enrollment, it is serving its purpose until a new Student Union Building can be built. The campus bookstore has opened its new place of business in the S. U. Room, after mo ' ing from Old Main. 102 SENIOR LODGE ' I HE Senior Lodge members have selected Rudy Raber, president, and Seiji Aizawa, sec- retary-treasurer, for this year. They were crowned at the annual party held for Senior Lodge residents. Lodge members have an un- written law that as the president-elect takes office he is crowned " Pope " while all the other members become " Cardinals. " The Lodge members run their own home on a cooperative basis. Such things as cleaning, pay- ing phone bills, buying papers, and so on, are but a few of the things done by way of their cooperative method. Free voting reigns supreme on all matters. Devotions are held five times a week, each member participating and each mem- ber taking his turn leading the service. Outside of all their work, the fellows have a swell time, and believe that there is nothing to compare with Senior Lodge life. Vet " cottages " provide comfortable quarters. The Senior Lodge advocates co-operative living. THE COTTAGES ' I HIS year a new addition has been made to the Elmhurst campus. Because of the in- creased number of students entering under the G. I. Bill, new quarters had to be built. Thus were built the " cottages " as the vets would like them to be known. These old army barracks were fixed up in a very homelike manner. The completion of the buildings saw four vets moving into each unit, cniii|)()sed of three rooms, that is, two bedrooms and a large study. The vets turned them into very comfortable and attractive living (|uarlcrs. Even though these f;-ll(i vs were placed ;il the other end of tlie (aiiipU ' -, lhe - were not rom- pletely cut off from tiie main dorni, liion Hall. Two representatives, Don Hafner and W ' .iiien Rahn, were elected to attend the dorni (ouneil meetings. The -et-, lio c er. lia ' e theii ' own say about the " cottages. " 103 thletics Coach O. M. Langhorst diagrams some football strategy as Coach R. Thompson follows the play. THE 1946 Elmhurst football team was packed with veterans, some of whom had previously lettered at Elmhurst. Coach O. M. Langhorst was assisted this year by Coach Robert R. Thompson. The center position was filled by Robert Koenig, Bob Clevenger, and Gordon Carroll. Rudy Raber, only letter man back from last year ' s squad, and Sherman Cunningham, a for- mer Elmhurst letterman, plugged the guard posi- tions. These two men needed little relief, but when they did the " small but mighty boys " — John Lowe and Phil Desenis— were always ready to take over. Jim Postula and Harold Kiehne held down the tackle post. Jim was the line captain and both were former letter winners. Henry Centner, a former Marine, also saw a lot of action at tackle. Johnny Alelchert, Frank Kerkoch, Warren Meyer, and Roy Lorenz di- vided the end positions for the Blue and White. Meyer and Lorenz were the offensive ends and and Melchert and Kerkoch teamed as defensive ends. The Blue Jay backfield consisted of Captain Harry Papadakis, Himeo " : Ioe " Tsumori, Jim FOOTBALL Quarterback • R.cky " Ree« (44, pass,, to the right Hat (reeeiver „.t shown, during Concordia encoonter FOOTBALL Cavins, Robert " Rocky " Reese, Lee Kolwitz, John Thomas, and Richard Hirsch. Papadakis, Tsumori, and Kolwitz had lettered at Elmhurst before entering the service. Reese and Cavins brought with them much experience, gathered while in service and before. Thomas and Hirsch proved their worth early as hard-running half backs. Captain Papadakis and " Rocky " Reese did most of the signal-calling and line-bucking. Lee Kolwitz and Reese handled the passing. Seven of the fourteen Jay touchdowns were the result of pass offense. Little " Moe " Tsumori was the high scorer for the Jays. His speed and shiftiness accounted for 30 points. The Blue Jays scored 88 points and had 162 scored against them. The punting was taken care of by Kol- witz, Papadakis and Reese. Big Jim Postula, John Thomas, and " Dobber " Koenig handled the important conversion chore. The Blue Jay grid season opened on Sept. 28, against DeKalb. The power laden Huskies ran over the Jays 49 to 6. Elmhurst scored when Lee Kolwitz caught a 14 yard pass in the end zone from Bob Reese. On Oct. 5, the Jays fumbled away the game to Concordia ' s Cougars 27 to 13. Bob Reese went off-tackle 10 yards, and " Queenie " Meyer skirted end from the five yard line for the Elm- hurst touchdowns. Blue Jay captain Harry Papadakis; " Pappy " played both quarterback and fullback for Elmhurst. FOOTBALL TEAM Roiv One: R. Pratt, G. Carroll, B. West, R. Raber, J. Melchert, W. Meyer. J. Dunn, W. Rahn, A. Wolfe. Rou T ' .vo: R. Hirsch, R. Lorenz, R. Liston, J. Tanis, R. Clevenger, G. Diesel, P. Desenis, F. Kerkoch, H. Kiehne, R. Koenig. Roiv Three: Coach O. M. Langhorst, J. Mangnall, Mgr., C. Martin, L. Kolwitz, J. Cavins, H. Papadakis, R. Reese, S. Cunningham, E. Comiskev, J. Lowe, J. Thomas, H. Tsumori. Coach R. R. Thompson. Not Pictured: J. Postula, H. Centner, N. Jones, W. Skog lund, P. Stockert, F. Ilcewicz, B. Minteer. Tsumori sidesteps in Homecoming game as Carroll bloclcs. Kiehne (75), Centner (81), Clevenger (72) look on. Jim Cavins (32) about to receive the injury in DeKalb game that handicapped him for the rest of season. The Blue Jays fought hard on Oct. 12, but dropped their first 111. College Conference game to Lake Forest 20 to 12. " Rocky " Reese passed to " Moe " Tsumori on a play covering 65 yards, and to John Thomas on another covering 35 yards for the Blue Jays ' score. On October 19, the Blue Jays were turned back by their traditional rivals from Wheaton, 27 to 0. The Crusader Homecoming was also Elmhurst ' s second conference loss. Playing before a large Homecoming crowd on October 26, the Blue Jays defeated Concordia, 18 to 0. The Homecoming spirit was in evidence inside of every football suit, as the Jays really fought for their big victory. A pass from Bob Reese to Jim Cavins from the three yard line — a passing attack which saw Lee Kolwitz hit Tsu- mori, Thomas, and Tsumori in succession and which carried from the Jay 38 yard line to " pay- dirt " — and a neatly executed reverse with " Moe " Tsumori " carrying the mail " from the fourteen yard line were the scoring highlights of the Jays cherished Homecoming victory. los FOOTBALL Mud, injuries, and over confidence spelled ruin for the Jays on November 2, when they were defeated, 26 to 6, by Illinois College for their third conference loss, " Moe " Tsumori skirted end for 10 yards and the only Jay score. The Blue and White gained their first confer- ence victory on November 9, when they outplayed Carthage, 27 to 0. In the first period Reese ran 45 yards out of a quarterback sneak and Tsumori streaked 39 yards on a reverse for touchdowns. A Kolwitz-to-Lorenz passing show resulted in the third Jay touchdown, and Cliff Martin returned a Redmen punt 50 yards for the fourth. In the final game on Nov. 16, North Central ' s Cardinals defeated the Jays in the rain and mud 13 to 6. Elmhurst ' s touchdown came about when Lee Kolwitz threw a five yard pass to Jim Cavins in the end zone. The end of the season marked the final chapter in college football for Harry Papadakis, Rudy Raber, James Postula, Robert Clevenger, and Henry Centner. Top: Tsumori (35) intercepts a pass against Concordia. Below: Tsumori breaks away at Wheaton ' s Homecoming. Meyer (73) crashes center against Concordia. Jays identified include Clevenger (72), Kerkoch (76), Reese (44). BASKETBALL THE Blue Jay five finished their ' 46- ' 47 cage season with a 33 per cent of the games played, won. Elmhurst won six games while dropping 12 encounters to opponents. The quintet scored a total of 782 points compared to an 878 point total sunk by the year ' s opponents. Forty three and four tenths points were averaged per game and Elmhurst ' s opponents averaged 48.7 markers per game. This year, the squad was organized under the direction of Coach Bob Thompson, a newcomer to the physical education staff. The initial contest of the Jays found them whipping Aurora College to the tune of a 58 to 50 victory. Jack Dagley paced the Elmhurst five for scoring laurels with 14 points. Hank Kindl, Ace Frega, and Gunner Ahlf followed with 12 markers apiece. " Gunner " Ahlf, former Jay captain, played again. Wheaton players and Frega attempt to take rebound off Ahlf jumps for rebound in season ' s opener against backboard at Wheaton in 52-44 Jay loss. Wheaton at York Hi gym. Frega looks on. 110 The Jays were downed in the first C ollege Conference of Illinois battle with a 54 to 41 loss. Hank Kindl led the Blue and White with a 13 point total. Thompson ' s boys next visited the North Cen- tral Cardinals in the third encounter of the ' 46- ' 47 cage schedule. Gunner Ahlf dropped in 12 points as the Elmhurst quintet was downed in a 53 to 33 defeat. In the first home game, the Jays bowed before Wheaton in a 48 to 25 defeat. Wheaton, with a stouter team, held high point man Kindl to only three two-pointers and two free throws. The Jays left soon after the defeat on a trip to Illinois College and Carthage. At Illinois Col- lege, where the team was forced to play on an ice-like floor, Thompson ' s five took a last-second defeat by a 44 to 46 heartbreaker. Al Haynal slipped and broke his ankle which forced him from play for the rest of the season. At Carthage, another defeat was administered by a 47-40 score. Bob Koenig and Hank Kindl led their teammates with individual laurels as they dropped in 13 and 14 markers, respectively. Elmhurst took another of their six victories from Lake Forest with a 59 to 51 win. The two Bizers, Arnie and Wally, paced the Blue Jay scoring attack with 32 markers racked up be- tween them. Coach Thompson demonstrates strategy with pennies during half-time as the Jay quintet watches. Upper: Seiji Aizawa, guard, fast man on the court. Lower: Orville Gregson returned to Jay quintet. Gunner . hlf (10) jumps for elusive ball in North Central game as other Blue Ja s look on. BASKETBALL JAY VEE TEAM First Roiv: Brune, Urban, Hanebutt, Coach Langhorst. Second Roto: Erickson, R. Gerstenberger, K. Mesle. Third Roiv: W. Blumer, R. Bogott, R. Selmer. Fourth Row: J. Lowe, R. Deufel, M. Linn. After the Christmas rest, the Jays started the next round of battle with a defeat at the hands of Wheaton. The Jays fought hard and kept the Crusaders worried until, in the closing period of encounter, Wheaton pulled out in front with an eight point lead, 44-52. Two conference home games with North Cen- tral and Augustana followed. Thompson ' s quin- tet dropped a 59 to 44 defeat to the Cardinals but came back to squeeze a 42-40 victory from the Augustana visitors. Jack Dagley was again in uniform after being absent due to a chronic knee condition. Hank Kindl bucketed twelve points in the victory tussle. On January 21, the Jays were severely out- classed as Illinois Wesleyan gave them a 65 to 37 shellacking. The Blue and White took 75 at- tempts at the bucket and failed to complete all but 13 of these. Following the Illinois Wesleyan defeat, the Aurora Spartans came here to defeat their former victors by a 49 to 46 win. Orville Gregson missed play because of illness. Hank Kindl and Arnie Bizer both dropped in 15 points apiece. VARSITY TEAM First Row: R. Wilson, O. Gregson, G. Ahlf, N. Frega, R. Koenig. Second Row: Bizer, S. Aizawa, W. Bizer. Third Row Coach R. Thompson, D. Hafner, A. Haynal, J. Melchert, T. Rockwell, Manager. BASKETBALL The visiting Carthage squad was nosed out in a 46 to 45 tussle in their second encounter with Elmhurst. The American College of Physical Education also fell under the heel of Elmhurst ' s superior squad as they felt a 53-42 loss. Orville Gregson stood out with a 15 high point total. Don Haf- ner, a newcomer from the Jay Vee ranks began to show good form and superior playing. The Jays took an easy win from the Lewis School of Aeronautics as Kindl scored 17 of the Jays ' 49 markers. Lewis dropped in 31 points in their defeat. The Jays won their conference battle with Lake Forest with a 45 to 42 score. Thompson ' s boys froze the ball for three minutes to cinch the victory in the closing minutes. George Williams rallied in the last two and one half minutes to hand the Blue and White a 44 to 40 defeat. Jack Dagley stayed out in front of the scorers with 12 points. The curtain closed as Millikan turned on power to severely whip Elmhurst by a 59 to 37 score. Hank Kindl again topped high scorers with 10 points, to finish the season as high-point man with 181 points. Arnold Bizer drops in 20 points as high scorer against Lake Forest. Blue Jays win a 59-51 game. Fast playing Kindl scrambles for ball under basket as A. C. tries to retrieve ball. Hafner and Augustana players try their hands wrestling and interlocking arms in a bit of tight play. I TRACK AS in the other sports, the strength of the Elm- hurst track and field squad was increased due to the influx of discharged veterans. Rudy Raber, Joe Cronenberg, and Bill Baur, veteran track men from the ' 45 season, were assisted by the incoming new men. Greg Haney, former Blue Jay letterman and distance runner, assisted Coach " Pete " Langhorst who was at times occu- pied by baseball activities. Throughout the season, the biggest asset to both track and field events was Al Willhouse. Willhouse entered shot putting, high jumping, broad jump, and discus throws in the field events and on the track was known as a hurdler. Rudy Raber and Ra ' ph Baur pounded the cinders in the half mile runs and Raber struck out alone to take many of the Jays one mile victories. Steve Hondros dashed across the finish ahead of the field in several of Elmhurst ' s meets. In shorter distances, Hondros ran with Bud Mim- 1946 TRACK TE. ' M Bud Mimlitz, letterman, again proves to be a " point- maker " ; shown running hard at ' 47 Tech Relays. 114 TRACK Willhouse goes over the hurdles for second place in seventh heat at ' 47 North Central Relays. litz and Earl Gerfin, all veterans of the cinder sport. Don Gibson hit the tape with several firsts in the two mile jaunts. Bill Baur rounded out the field men with pole vaulting as his specialty. This year hopes run high for the cinder men. The majority of the point makers are back in form again to take on ' 47 track competition. Competition is high with more veterans returning. Added to the list of point makers is Moe Tsumori as a dash man. Gordon Eastman, Kenneth Hausmann, and Bob Bogott, all freshmen, can be added to the prospective long distance winners. This year the team was coached by the new- comer on the physical education staff. Bob Thompson. Thompson lettered in track while studying at Springfield College, Springfield, Mas- sachusetts. ' Moe " Tsumori, returned vet, gains first place in fourth heat of 60 yd. dash at ' 47 Tech Relavs. H(il) Willhniisc, ' )( liii;h pdini man, piillinL; shiil. 115 1 BASEBALL COACH " Pete " Langhorst ' s baseball squad suffered a very poor season last year, going down in eight defeats to two wins over Wilson Junior College. Four returning lettermen were part of the ' 46 diamond squad. Gunner Ahlf, Calvin Schumacher, Wes Bornemann and Stan Beyer took their respective fielding positions. DeKalb romped over the Jay nine by a 15 to 5 score. Jim Matthiesen and Paul Melchert did the twirling for Elmhurst. Jim Schneider came across with two of the Jays ' five runs. Lake Forest trimmed the Jays by a 21 to 3 defeat. Three runs of the Elmhurst squad were due to errors by the Foresters. With Seiji Aizawa on the mound, Langhorst ' s boys were forced into a 15 to 7 defeat by North Central. Elmhurst led 6 to 5 as the sixth inning got under way, but a sixth and eighth inning uprising spoiled the Jays ' chances. Arnold Bizer on the mound for Elmhurst against DeKalb in 1946 game, as coach and players watch from sideline. Grunwald, Kautz, and Schneider of ' 46 team talk over prospects o f 1947 season during practice. 116 BASEBALL 1946 BASEBALL TEAM Back Row: Coach O. M. Lan ;horst, J. Matthiesen, H. Kiehne, L. Burst, W. Kautz. A. Brieske, G. Ahlf, J. Pcstula, R. Abbott, W. Schleinzer. Front Roiu: D. Grunwald, J. Schneider, R. Kurotsuchi, J. Sakumura, P. Melchcrt, R. Tabbert, P. Stockert, X. Carl- son, R. Hirsch. Returned vet and former plaj er Meyer talks over ' 47 season with Bizer, pitcher on ' 46 nine. Wheaton and DeKalb visited Elmhurst to de- feat the Jay nine with 16-3 and 16-5 scores re- spectively. The remaining scores from the Elmhurst dia- mond were: Wheaton 13 — Elmhurst 6; Wilson 6 — Elmhurst 13; North Central 7 — Elmhurst 0. Calvin Schumacher was regular shortstop for the Jay squad. Jim Schneider, Gunner Ahlf, and Wes Bornemann filled in the remaining portion of the infield. Stan Beyer, Don Grunwald, and Bill Kautz filled regular positions in the outfield. Jim Tos- tula called pitches from behind the plate on the regular nine. The number of reserves which returned from the preceding year ' s squad was small, but a large number of veterans stepped into suits for combat. Freshmen also were well represented on the prac- tice field. 117 TENNIS COACH C. C. Arends ' tennis squad had a very poor 1946 season. All of the nine matches scheduled were lost except a tie with the Con- cordia squad. Two lettermen returned for the ' 46 tennis schedule: Captain Donald Klohr and the team ' s number two man, Les Brune. A number of the returning veterans filled in the team and Coach Arends expressed a strong hope for the ' 47 tennis accomplishment. Bob Ansley and Warren Mc- Govney took their places in the Blue and White squad, representing the veterans, and Clarence Kohring, a promising freshman, entered as the fifth man of the ' 46 team. In the tie match with Concordia, McGovney and Ansley scored wins in their singles matches but lost the doubles match. Captain Klohr and Brune turned around to lose their singles matches and to win their doubles match. This year, all the first string men, except Klohr, who graduated, have returned and a promising year is expected on the blacktop courts. McGovney and Albertsen talk over the ' 47 season. 118 INTRAMURALS John Melchert gazes with astonishment at brother Scorekeeper Rudy Raber and Coach Thompson intei Paul who prepares to set up play. watch play under basket as Haney is ready to go THE Intramural Basketball tournament was won by team " A " after a thrilling race which saw team " E " pressing " A " all the way. Team ' A " won the first round of the tournament, win- ning five games and losing none. " E " in the first round had a four and one record. In the second half " A " lagged behind the field, winning only one game while losing three. " E " on the other hand won five and lost none to gain the second round crown. The play off found " A " having regained its championship form and squeezing out a 23 to 19 victory over " E " to become the Intramural Champions. Team " A " boasted such players as Stone, who was the individual point champif)n, boasting an average of 12 points a game, Reese, Dunn, Stock- ert, Schleinzer, Gruse, Jones, and Carroll. On team " E " were Thomas, Meyer, R. Keller, Cun- ningham, Postula, Mesle, and C. Keller. There were other players who showed a great deal of talent on the ba.sketball fioor. Among these were Le Gros of team " D, " Kolwitz of team " H, " Bogott of team " I, " and .Mzawa of team " G. " All of the teams deserve a great deal of credit for making the Intramural Ba.sketball Tourna- ment a close and hard fought race. Anxious hands under the basket waiting for the rebound as the " whites " try for a basket. I E. I. I. Crowd, athletes, and queens stand at attention at flag-raising ceremon -, opening 12th annual E.I.I. Official scorekeepers table display trophies presented to . 1046 winning teams at E.I.I. ' I HE Western Michigan Broncos from Kala- mazoo captured the championship of the post- war renewal of the Elmhurst Intercollegiate track and field meet last year with a total of 55-54 points. Wheaton college followed in second place with a 42 point total. Ed Taylor, negro captain of the Michigan crew, led his team to the laurels by smashing two records and taking a first place in the 220 yard low hurdles in :24.6 seconds. In the 120 yard high hurdles, Taylor equaled Ramsey ' s record of an earlier heat in :14.8 seconds. In the final heat, Taylor ran first, to break a 1934 record by .5 second. Later in the afternoon, Taylor came back to win the high jump event with a record leap of six feet, 4 ' 4 inches to better a mark set in 1935 by of an inch. In the one mile event, Ray Buker of Wheaton College took laurels with a four lap jaunt in 4:24.6. Wheaton ' s Bob Brewer cut the tape in the 440 yard dash with a :51 second sprint. 120 E. I. I. 220 vd . finish: ;-. to I., Pope (W. Mich.) first; Wilson (111. Normal) second; Jones (Wilson) ; Smith (W. Mich.) fourth; Algee (Carbondale) third; Gelb (III. Tech); Malis (111. Tech) fifth; Johnson (Charleston). Western Michigan added to their total victory by adding a first in the 100 yard dash. Bill Pope raced to the finish in :10.2 seconds. Pope also scored a first in the 220 yard dash with his time being :22.5 seconds. The 880 yard win was claimed by Max Norman of Bradley Tech in 1:56.6. Wheaton College carried off the one mile relay victory by covering the mile in 3:31.5. 01m of Mission House and La Bounty of Illi- nois Normal tied with a 12 foot jump in the pole vault. La Rose of Charleston Teachers put the shot 46 feet, inches. The discus was tossed 133 feet, 9 inches, by Stimson of Carbondale. Ramsey of Bradley Tech leaped 21 feet, 11; inches, to capture the broad jump event. In the javelin throw, Milwaukee Teachers scored a first as Kratz tossed the javelin 172 feet, 11 inches. Miss Marie Hoefer reigned as queen over the successful 1946 Elmhurst Invitational Meet. This year the 14th annual Elmhui ' st Intei- collegiate Invitational Track and Field meel found twenty-seven mid-western colleges ])ar- ticipating. About 400 athletes took part in the big event on May 10. Again it was ex- pected that .some of the records would ha e lo withstand stiff competition. Ed Taylor, W. Michigan, makes record jum ), o ft. 4 ' 4 in. 121 i ' WOMEN ATHLETES VVTHEN Thursday evening rolled around each week, it meant more to many of the girls than just another evening of study, for on this evening they delayed their studying for several hours and substituted in its place some active enjoyment in the gym. All girls are invited to participate in the intramurals, and every week there were numerous girls from each class — " there for the fun of it. " There was exciting competition between class teams in games of vol- ley ball, basketball, and soft ball. During the tournaments the girls played hard " for the honor of their class, " and the winning teams were proud of their resulting victories. Archery and bad- minton offered opportunities for the girls to com- pete individually. Sometimes the girls were invited by other schools to spend a day there and to compete in games with girls from various schools. This friendly competition was stimulating and pro- vided opportunities for a wholesome " good time. " The champion Sophomore Class volley ball team: M. Akai, D. Schoening, M. Green, R. Stoerker, V. Maikwitz, V. Robb, E. George. Girls wait for the serve during regular intramural game of volley ball on Thursday night. ■ However, the girls received more than pleasure from these Thursday night games. Many were attempting to obtain a sufficient number of points from these activities so that they would earn a letter. Points were given to players and substi- tutes on each class team in each event. Although it is impossible to earn enough points for a letter in one year, these points accumulate each year. When the required number of points, which is now 500, have been earned, the girl is awarded a letter. One of the greatest attractions for any girl who attended the Thursday evening sports was the friendly atmosphere created by " Teach " Johnson. " Teach " was there every week, supervising the games and often taking part in them. Her sports- manship and true friendliness made every Thurs- day evening a successful one. 122 E CLUB THE " E " Club is one of the more exclusive clubs on campus, since membership is limited to lettermen. Even then an invitation is nec- essary. Leading the executive committee for bettering Elmhurst athletic status was president Harry Dagley. The other officers, James Postula, vice president; Paul Stockert, secretary; and Rudy Raber, treasurer; cooperated with the president and with Coaches Langhorst and Thompson in the struggle for improvements, where possible, in athletic records for Elmhurst. They hold monthly meetings with the purpose of offering to those students interested in ath- letics an opportunity to meet together to discuss, to plan activities, and to further their athletic interest. They deal with current matters in regard to athletics. This year they cooperated with the senior class in installing an electric scoreboard. The gold " E " pin is the best known means of making social announcements on campus. OFFICERS: R. Raber, treasurer; H. Dagley, president; J. Postula, vice-president; P. Stockert, secretary. Promoting the " Elmhurst Spirit " are cheerleaders Paul Dunteman, Helmut Sienknecht, George Yarns, Charlotte Kriv-ulka, Edith Mae George, and Elaine Mortenson. CHEERLEADERS PROMOTING school spirit was the primary objective of the cheerleaders as they helped push the Blue Jays on to victories. These ener- getic students led the spectators in familiar col- lege yells, letting the fellows know that the stu- dents were right behind them. The returning letterman was George Varus, to whom go hearty thanks for four years of real cheerleading. Edith May George earned her let- ter and sweater during this season. The other four cheerleaders are Charlotte Krivulka, Elaine Mortenson, Paul Dunteman, and Helmut Sien- knecht. Stiff joints, sore muscles and a leg injury to Edith were part of the cheerleading season. J ' ep rallies held jjrior to the games l)niugiu enthusiasm to the students and acquainted them with the cheers, so that good results were i ro- duced. This year Coach Thompson took over the spon.sorship of the cheerleaders. Regular cheerleading classes under Coach Thompson Avere l)egim in the seronfl sciiu ' ster. that a r DISTIflCTIVt DANISH PEASANT HOUSE GIFT SHOP Elmhurst National Bank BIdg. DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH HIGHEST QUALITY WALL PAPER AND PAINTS fro m J. C. LICHT CO. 111 W. Second Street Eimhurst ' s Most Dependable PAINT STORE THE BEST IN ENTERTAINMENT mi CONTINUOUS MATINEE DAILY SPEND AN EVENING IN PERFECT RELAXATION FROM YOUR STUDIES 126 Complete FURNISHINGS for the home JOHN M. SMYTH CO. Established 1867 ' DEEP ROOTED LIKE AN OaK ' 134 NORTH YORK ST. JEWELERS FOR 25 YEARS Jewelry and Watch Repairs Our Specialty 122 N. 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