Elmhurst College - Elms Yearbook (Elmhurst, IL)

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The Nineteen. Hundred Fifty-One ELMS Vol. XXXIII Editor Associate Editor Assistant Editors . Literary Editors . Business Manager Advertising Manager Faculty Adviser Don Gabler Joan Johanning Arlene Trnka Hahold Warehime Kay Abele Don Crusius Robert Mensen d i e k . Lewis Eitenmilleh Mr. George Langeler 4 THE 1951 ELMS PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENT UNION ELM HURST COLLEGE ELMHURST, ILLINOIS dedication It is in sincere appreciation for the unacclaimed con- tributions given to the school through their fellowship and leadership that the 1951 ELMS is dedicated to the coeds of Elmhurst College. As they celebrate their twentieth anniversary here at Elmhurst, .special thought is also given to Miss Genevieve Staudt, who in her twenty continuous years of enthusiastic support as a member of the administration has received more than her share of headaches as counselor, dean and professor. It is becau e of the pleasure of their presence that we proudly present this book to them. oreu ori There is much to be remembered of the school year 1951 whether it be for those remembering it as the beginning of the joys and problems of a new college life or for those who must sadly think of it as the final stage of a series of long- to-be-remembered years of opportunities, fun and friend- ships. Though the years since then may have rushed by, travel in your vivid memories with us to the familiar buildings which you had frequented and recall those days of work and of play which unnoticed gave to all of us a finer character. OLD MAIN . . . packed full of memories, good and bad, of presi- dent, deans, faculty and classes. HENRY W. DINKMEYER Under the friendly and warm-hearted leadership of Dr. Henry W. Dinkmeyer, Elmhurst College has made new advances in the field of education this year that will never be forgotten. His wonderful ability to meet and talk with people, his more than fine sense of humor, his desire to accomplish any task that confronts him, and his thoughtful advice and leadership, make him one of the most loved and admired figures on this campus. So, for students and faculty alike, we would like to express our appreciation for all that he has done in the past two and a half years as president. We know that future years are secure under his direction. Elmhurst is indeed a fortunate college to have a president like Dr. Henry W. Dinkmeyer!! An outstanding nomination as " busiest man on campus " would be Dean Aflred Friedli. Besides his position as Registrar and Dean of the College, he also instructs Sociology and Education. The Dean is responsible for facilitating the curriculum procedures. Mr. Friedli ' s wide experience and great ability is more than a match for these numerous burdens. This year, with world conditions as un- certain as they are, has presented many more problems and decisions than usual. Dean Friedli has met this task with foresight and courage. The Dean has served Elmhurst for four years, and in that time has instituted many important and significant advances in the procedures of the school. Dean Friedli is always ready and willing to help students with their problems. Much of the credit for administration-student harmony must go to the Dean and his efforts. ALFRED FRIEDLI GENEVIEVE STAUDT Miss Genevieve Staudt is Elmhurst ' s Dean of Students. Behind her door, many of the students ' academic, personal and social difficulties are poured out. Here each student finds a warm welcome, and often an answer to his problem; an answer that could only come from a friend who understands. In her Education classes, Dean Staudt instructs and inspires her students not only in the fundamentals of education, but also the responsibilities, opportunities and rewards of teaching. She is instrumental in assisting her students to receive practical experience in their chosen field. One of the fondest memories of the Flmhurst graduate will always be that of the guiding hand of Dean Staudt. She deserves and receives a place in the heart of everyone who has known her. 1 1 II COLLEGE BOARD: FIRST ROW: Rev. Mr. Michael Baas, Mr. A. E. Hotle, Dr. E. J. Koch, Mrs. H. E. Schultz Mrs. Albut Ehlers, Mr. George C. Buik, Dr. Loui M. Hammerschmidt, Mr. Anton C. Negri SECOND ROW- Dr ' Erwin Koch, Mr. George Wirth, Mr. T. Kochler, Dr. Armin Haeussler, Mr. E. J. Goebel, Mrs. F. A. Goetsch, President Henry Dinkmeyer, Rev. Mr. Edward R. Brueseke. Several times a year, the Board of Directors of Elmhurst College meets to plan and co- ordinate the various aspects and phases of the campus and college life. One of the questions this year which was given serious consideration was the advisability of having a Naval Unit stationed on our campus. With the unsettled condition of the whole world and the future of many of our young men and women at stake, the Board of Directors this year has had to confront many new and different types of problems. However, with the ability and in- sight of each member, each new problem is carefully considered and is capably taken care of with the interests of the students, faculty and the welfare of the college always kept fore- most in mind. The Board of Directors are members of the Evangelical and Reformed Church who are thus especially interested in the progress of the college. They, through various committees, see to it that the class rooms are supplied with the proper equipment, that vacancies are filled on the administrative and faculty staffs, that ample housing is provided for faculty members as well as the students, and that the whole program of the school runs smoothly and efficiently. Officers of the board are elected every four years, and at present they are as follows: Rev. Erwin R. Koch, D.D. — Chairman; Mr. George P. Wirth, Jr. — Vice-Chairman; Rev. Edwin J. A. Koch — Secretary; and Mr. Erwin J. Goebel — Treasurer. The four main committees of which the board consists are the Executive, Faculty and Curriculum, Finance and Build- ings and Grounds. 12 -pHE Women ' s Auxiliary, organized in 1920, is a service organization with the purpose of serving the student body and faculty of Elmhurst College. Its membership is composed of parents of students and alumni, faculty members and faculty wives, women in the com- munity and women in the Evangelical and Reformed churches throughout the country. Church guilds may also belong in groups. Evidences of the work and aid of the Auxili- ary can be seen many places on the campus. In a very artistic and attractive manner it decorated and refurnished the Infirmary rooms; gave a silver service to the college ; donated the shrubs which are planted around South Hall, and bought the stoles for the Chapel Choir. The organization annually gives two scholar- ships, each valued at two hundred dollars. Throughout the year it gives to the student body through ads in the Elms and Elm Bark, this year it gave money to the Student Christian Association for the National Con- ference at Miami University. A sizable con- tribution has been given toward the new dorm. The Auxiliary ' s big project this year was the refurnishing of the girls ' lounge in Old Main which the town girls greatly appreciate. One of the meetings to which the men and other friends are invited is the annual Smorgas- bord. Each fall a tea is given for the mothers of freshmen students. Last year a Junior Women ' s Auxiliary was organized which is for those members who are unable to attend meetings during the day. This organization works closely with the Women ' s Auxiliary and also is serving the college. This year it sponsored a barn dance, the proceeds from which were used for a scholarship fund. Mrs. William Klein is the organizer and presi- dent of the Junior Auxiliary. The officers of the Women ' s Auxiliary are: President . . Mrs. Alfred Friedli Vice-President . Mrs. Thomas Harrigan Secretary . Mrs. Raymond Hippard Treasurer . . Mrs. Walter Wadeptjhl THE WOMEN ' S AUXILIARY: Mrs. W. Klein, Mrs. A. Friedli, Mrs. R. Hippard, Mrs. W. Wadepuhl. I i PROM COURT The honor of being elected the queen of the Junior Prom is given to the girl of the Junior class elected by the voting of the entire student body. The school showed its good taste when electing Helen Kuester as Prom Queen with Virginia West and Molly Mernitz on the court. Helen is a transfer student from Brentwood, Missouri and will go into Christian service. Virginia is a music major living in Northlake. After graduation she plans to continue teaching piano. The other member of the court is Molly Mernitz who is an English major coming from Evans- ville in southern Indiana. It was with pride that the Junior Class presented these girls at Butterfield as the 1951 Junior Prom Queen and Court. 14 R. F. BAEHR M.A., Chicago University Psychology JOHN K. BAUMGART M.A., University of Michigan Mathematics FLORA M. BIEBER M.A., Northwestern University Commercial Department HARRY W. CAMPBELL M.A., Northwestern University Speech KARL HENNING CARLSON M.A., New York University English JEAN CHITTENDEN M.A., University of Illinois Spanish FACULTY HAZEL CHRISMAN M.A., University of Kentucky English RICHARD G. CHRISMAN M.A., University of Kentucky Economics WAYNE D. CLARK M.A., University of California Spanish and French PAUL N. CRUSIUS Ph.D., Harvard University History HARVEY DeBRUINE Ph.D., University of Michigan Biology ROBERT EkROO M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern Uni- versity Psychology PHILIP DURHAM Ph.D., Northwestern University English WILLIAM HALFTER Ph.D., Yale University Philosophy 17 FACULTY GEORGE LANGELER MA., University of Illinois Biology HOMER HELMICK Ph.D., University of Chicago Chemistry 0. F. HOFFMAN Ph.D., University of North Carolina Sociology JOSEPH ISLINGER B.S., Purdue University Physics MAUDE EVELYN JOHNSON M.S., University of Wisconsin Physical Education for Women MIRIAM B. JONES M.A., University of Illinois Spanish WILLIAM KASTRINOS, JR. M.S., University of Illinois Biology —Football Coach DONALD KELLER M.A., Clark University Geology and Geography OLIVER M. LAN GHORST M.S., University of Illinois Physical Education- Baseball Coach ANN MOTTA M.A., Northwestern University Speech THEOPHIL W. MUELLER M.A., Western Reserve College D.D., Catawba College Sociology DONALD E. ROARK B.S.C., DePaul University Economics DONALD ROSBACK M.S., Illinois Institute of Tech- nology Chemistry JAMES RUSSELL M.A., Chicago University English RUDOLPH SCHADE B.I)., S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary M.A., Columbia University Greek and Christian Education 19 FACULTY ROYAL J. SCHMIDT M.A., University of Chicago History and Political Science NELLIE R. STICKLE B.S., University of Illinois B.E., Western Illinois State Teachers College Librarian TEKLA STORY M.A., Northwestern University English ROBERT R. THOMPSON B.S.. Springfield College M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh Physical Education — Basketball and Track Coach WALTER WADEPUHL M.A., Columbia University Ph.D., University of Wisconsin German EUGENE WEHRLI B.D., Eden Seminary Religion ■ ANNA LIBUSA ZIAK B.A., M.A., University of Chicago German FACULTY MYRON CARLISLE M.M., American Conservatory of Music Director of Men ' s Glee Club Voice MARIE STANGE HERNANDEZ B.M., American Conservatory of Music Piano HOWARD T. KRUEGER Director of School of Music JOHN LEO LEWIS Instructor of Organ acm LEILA BEYERMAN B.S.E. Ohio State University Journalism if lf ot Jf ictared ARMAND BUISSERET Violin LOIS DAILEY Library Cataloger FREDERICK GILLS M.A., Northwestern University Education CARL E. KOMMES Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Chemistry JOHN T. NEWMARK M.B.A., Chicago University Business Administrat ion ELSA CHANDLER FISCHER Piano BONNIE FLETCHER B.A., B.M., Roosevelt College Woodw inds HELEN KETTNER B.A., Rockford ( lollege Piano DESMOND D. PARRAGH M.A., Columbia University Hungarian VIOLA L. REPP Direct or of Polyhymnia Voice GENERAL OFFICE STAFF: Miss Fruechte, Mrs. Dodson, Mrs. Dresser, Mrs. Schaeffer. Office Staff, Efficient organization is a must in the oper- ation of as complex an institution as a college. Two of the offices responsible for keeping Elmhurst ' s routine smooth are lodged in Old Main. In the general office, Mrs. A. Schaeffer, the President ' s secretary, is charged with the President ' s correspondence, and takes care of the chapel cards. The Dean ' s secretary, Mrs. C. E. Dresser is responsible for his correspond- ence, and handles affairs relating to veterans and the draft. Mrs. Dorothy Dodson, one of the Dean ' s office secretaries is responsible for all transcripts and shares many other clerical duties with Miss Marilyn Fruechte, who has charge of the office switchboard, records grades, and types and mimeographs examinations. Upstairs in the Business Office, Dr. Clarence E. Josephson, assistant to the president and business manager, keeps the financial records of the college, and takes care of the buying and selling of supplies. In charge of distribut- ing the student pay roll is the bursar, Mrs. Dorothy Koss, who also makes financial ar- rangements with students. Mrs. Josephson gives valuable assistance in balancing the college books. BUSINESS OFFICE STAFF: Mrs. Josephson, Mrs. Koss, Dr. Josephson. 22 CLASSROOM POSES: CLOCKWISE STARTING IPPER LEFT: Dr. Hoffman, Rev. Koenig, Miss Chrisman, Mr. Russell, Dr. Mueller, Dr. Halfter. 23 FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS: SEATED: Mr. Langeler, advisor; Marg Kennedy, secretary. STAND- ING: Bob Dimmig, treasurer; Paul Rahmeier, presi- ident; Ralph Bonner, vice-president. Yep, I was a freshman once. Well, maybe I still am if you want to get technical about it. But I sure don ' t feel like quite the same guy that started here last September. Course, I imagine you didn ' t figure on me staying quite the same either. Why, a fellow just couldn ' t remain normal, what with so much stuff to do in one little Freshman Week. But it was all fun. Those psych tests, tours, picnic, placement tests, square dances, mixers, bull sessions — every one was more fun than the one that came before. And now it ' s all over — over from the Freshman angle, that is. Next year Fll be on the other end of the stick — it ' ll be my turn to welcome all those new little greenies. Why, Fll make them build their bonfire out of discarded Eiffel Towers, and then Fll tell them— just like I was told, that " That puny little pile isn ' t worth wasting a match on " . And they ' ll shine shoes . . . Frosh indoor track meet — one of the highlights of freshman week. men they ' ll wear pants backwards . . . they ' ll serenade the birdies in Wilder Park at mid- night . ■ . . they ' ll enjoy a nice long pre- breakfast hike . . . they ' ll say sir . . . they ' ll make like an alarm clock . . . and they ' ll be just as sorry when it ' s all over as I was last Homecoming. I must say though, that there couldn ' t be a nicer way to end those six weeks than with a Homecoming like last gear ' s. Especially when our class showed off so much, what with the bonfire, the torch parade, the class float, the Annex decorations, and all that. And our bonfire WAS the biggest in history (proven by McGovney ' s Almanac). Then sometime later came the Freshman Mixer, called " It Happens Every Night " , de- picting an average evening in the Student Union. Gobs of new talent was unearthed before an appreciative audience. Then, still later, after we had elected our office rs and 24 class sponsor, came the Freshman Informal, " Aladdin ' s Fantasy " . This time we really laid on the steam, making that gym take on a mystic Arabian air of romance that made the evening well nigh perfect. Both these events took blue ribbons in anybody ' s judgment. By this time everybody had forgotten that we ever were called Freshmen, because we had practically taken over this place. Why, we had Freshmen in everything - football, basket- ball, baseball, track, Polyhmnia, Elm Bark, Glee Club, W.R.S.E.-yes sir, we really are on the ball! Yep, I was a freshman once. It ' s all over now — all the trouble, good times, new exper- iences that go with being a frosh. But right ahead it looks like there ' s going to be even more good times, cause something tells me being a Soph won ' t be too bad, either! Frosh salesmanship gets contributions to the new dorm 54 r BOTTOM HOW: Richard Colt, Bert Abbs, Hill Shannon, Robert I leidelbar Search. SECOND ROW: Richard Angarola, Norman Hunch, Robert Elk McMichael, Sonja Monsen, Pat Archer, Meta Quednau, Wanda Sikora, i Robert Dimmig, Norman Weber, Roger Holm, Ken Ziebell. h, Shirley Heck, Ruth ( lernam n, Kurt Si on n, Wayne Huds orge Ladiges. TOP ROW: K lanne Ruth 25 FRESHMAN FRONT ROW: Dan Meyer, Richard Brueseke, Herb Longnecker, Bob Villano, Bob Hitch, Reinhold Abele. BACK ROW: Fred Luke, Otto Bassler, Harold Dusek, Jim Kohler, Richard Cron, Peg Parker, Ruth Bowlby, Joyce John- son, William Smith, Allen Winter, Ray Genuske, Leonard Shemaitis, Michael Gass. reen (J5eanie$ BOTTOM ROW: Marilyn Schmuhl, Sally Wheeler, Charlotte Klein, Ola Belle Morey. SECOND ROW: Emmanuel Ranieri, Joan Atkins, Marlene Eichmeier, Lois McNamara, Barbara Donald, Richard Glassford. THIRD ROW: John Heise, Elba Lamborn, John Hyde. FOURTH ROW: George Smith, William Thurber, Phillip Connaught, 2h CLASS OF ' 54 BOTTOM ROW- Jane Hight Dan Winger, Karen Gulbrandsen, Dorothy Farwell, Alva Schweizer, Judy Niemann Enid Drews. TOP ROW: Frank Leon, Hal Koch, Jack Craine, Ralph Bonner, Irving Johnson, Robert Smith, Raul Rahmeier, John Thompson, Roland Mernitz, Herschel Keefer. Rifadin 6 ZJ cintci5 BOTTOM ROW: Rosalyn Hoefer, Bill Prada, Ray Bliss, Kent Davis. SECOND ROW: Carol Eilrich, Hope Zenke, Roxie Lee Fossler, Margie Kennedy, Barbara Klene, Barbara Schindler, Bob Warskow. TOP ROW: Dave homers, Theodore Anderson, Royce Simmons, Al Southon, Roy Hacker, Bob Moenkhaus. FRESHMAN mil mmmttKtikmMmm BOTTOM ROW: Joseph Moschetti, Claudette Dorman, Carol Bragonief, Barbara Semenck, Beverly Smith, Mary Lou Helmchen, Betty Alexander, Barry Gordon. TOP ROW: Dolores Babjak, Jeanne Twombly, Karl Menzel, George Olson, Jack Wilsey, Jim Krieder, Harry Cook, Joan Richardson, Dawn Emde. " C Book BOTTOM ROW: Michael Dyer, Gloria Luehmann, Shirley Loder, Gene Becker. SECOND ROW: Robert Smith, Esther Bullock, Frances Haberthier, Donna Durham, Elizabeth Eckert, Xeva Pottratz, Colleen Kelly, Bill Daly, Herb Fischer. TOP ROW: John Sandall, Allen Kolmer Dean Hanebuth, Kenneth Vogt, Bernard Winter. CLASS OF ' 54 BOTTOM TOP ROW Jack Koster, Daryl Wiley ROW - Gloria Smith, Claire Ernest, Virginia Burkholder, Shirley Robert, Gena Lou Dove, Pat Courtenay. ' : Fred Meacham, Richard Hicks, Edward Brueggemann, Otis Jenner, Bert Larson, Boh Van Arsdall, r, Daryl Wiley. redliman Cjraclej BOTTOM ROW- Chloe Sveinsson, Rosalie Deters, Helen Prasse, Jo Ann Eh lert, Edward Keppler. TOP ROW: Bob Wheeler, Bob Harrison, Allen Mittler, Don Mayer, Henry Scholz, Russ Campbell. LEDGE: Ben Boelman, Bob Mayer, Fred Fermanich. The iron hand of the law descends as President Eichenlaub soberly passes judgment on Frosh kangaroo court victims. o mores The wearers of the green beanies in 1949 have now completed one-half of their college careers and are eagerly looking for- ward to the time when they will be recipients of degrees from Elmhurst College. The two years that they have been on campus have been crammed full of wonderful times and the Sophomore Class can do a great deal of remin- iscing over the activities of this past year. Steering the class of ' 53 through its course of activities were the officers who were elected in September. The president, Lorenz Eichen- laub of St. Louis, Missouri, better known as " Ike, " did a marvelous job in preserving the spirit of the class unity and cooperation. He was ably assisted by Barbara Becker of Alton, Illinois, vice-president, Shirley Dammann of Elmhurst, secretary, and Harold Zimmerman, Kansas City, Mo., treasurer. The Sophomores carried out the tradition of hazing Freshmen when Kangaroo Court was in session one night before Homecoming. They worked very hard on their float for the Home- coming parade and the class also cooperated with the rest of the student body to make Homecoming a success. The class of ' 53 sponsored an informal dance on November 25, " The Hot Dog Hop " , and surprised everyone by presenting a vaudeville show in February. " Vaudeville Varieties, " as the show was titled, proved to be a new and exciting type of social event. Talent was supplied by the entire student body, but the Sophs, under their chairman, Marjorie Matsc h, created, staged, and produced the variety show. The evening was full of sparkling enter- tainment and quite a few laughs, many pro- vided by Jack Wilsey, M.C. The Saturday night after we returned from Spring vacation was the Sophomore semi- formal " Sweetalk, " developed around a candy theme. Marie Troike and Bill Schatz, co- chairmen of the dance, worked hard in organ- izing efficient committees and making the 30 dance the huge success it was. Helen Holz- kamper headed the decoration committee which of course, spent a lot of time and effort in carrying out the theme of the dance through lovely decorations. The Student Directory, edited by Harold Warehime and Alice Mueller, was another Sophomore venture. 1950-51 was a successful year for the Soph- omores, and Elmhurst benefited, and perhaps even improved a little because of their efforts. Members of the class of ' 53 were found in athletics, in the Theatre, in W R S E , in the publications, in the clubs, in the musical or- ganizations and in all the activities on the campus. They gave a lot and they received much more. They helped to make Elmhurst the wonderful school it is. SOPHOMORE OFFICERS: Lorenz Eichenlaub, pres- ident; Miss Ziak, advisor; Shirley Dammann, secretary; Harold Zimmerman, treasurer; Barb Becker, vice- president. Mary Knapstein, Sparky Warehime, Alice Mueller, and Ethel Wobus undertook the first sophomore project, the Sophomore Directory. -I SOPHOMORES Esther Altergott Leonard David Alves Marie Banister Wesley Baxter Barbara Becker Jerome R. Belza Armin Bizer f Martha Bradley Joan Elizabeth Bron Edward Buchman Grace Buehrer Mary E. Bullock C. Russ Campbell Theodore Cams Harry Castner Jenny Bee Chapman Betty Anne Charleson Robert J. Clark Gerald Craig Donald Crusius Charles R. Cump Shirley Dammann Patricia Davey Harold Debo • GOD ' S GIFT TO ELMHURST 32 CLASS OF ' 53 Howard Diehl Ingeborg Dippel James Doyle Herman Dragt Louis Dreessen Mickey Dunchack Marilyn Dunham Lorenz Eichenlaub Richard Eisenmann Roman Emde Joan Euchler Peter J. Ferguson Carl A. Fielitz Nance Ford Leonard F. Forschner Ian Forrest Dawn Frasier Joyce Freckman Rosemary Garnick Jane Garver Ralph Gray John G. Groch William Grove Eloise Grunewald km • GOD ' S GIFT TO FRESHMEN • 33 SOPHOMORES DORIS JANE GRUNWALD JERRY GUENTHNER RUTH HACHMEI TER WALTER HELGENBERG JUNE HERZFELD GLADYS HICKS CLYDE M. HIPPARD WILLIAM HO AG STANLEY HODOCK DERALD HOELTJE LAWRENCE HOLMER HELEN HOLZKAMPER EUGENE HOMEISTER HUGH HOWARD LYNN JACOBSON JOHN JAECKLE BETTY JO JANSS MAX JENNINGS • FRIEND OF THE FRESHMAN • 34 SOPHOMORES MARGE MATSCH FLOYD MATTHEEUSSEN DAN MESENBRINK DEAN M MEYER RALPH MEYER REX MEYER MARILYN MILLER GEORGE MILLS GEORGE MOLLAN MANFRED MORITZ KENNETH MOWBRAY ALICE MUELLER MARY ELLEN MUELLER JOHN NELSON FRANK OVERMAN JOAN PANES WILLIAM PEARN RALPH M. PARSONS WE LOVE THE FACULTY 36 CLASS OF ' 53 JOHN PELKA ANTOINETTE PETTEE JAMES W. PIOTTER LEO PLAUNT WILLIAM E. PRESTON HENRY RADLOFF NINA REWCHUK SHIRLEY RICKSON JAMES RITTER FRANK WILLIAM ROBERTS BARBARA ROTH GRACE RUHL WILLIAM SCHATZ KARL SCHINDL CARL SCHLETZ PHILIP SCHMIDT JOAN SCHULZ AUGUST SOHWEPPU • THE FACULTY LOVES US? SOPHOMORES JANE SEIDENSTICKER CHARLES SEILER WARNER SEIBERT AUSTIN SIMPSON CHRISTINE SMITH KENNETH L. SORENSEN GLENN STEIN CAROL STINSON JAMES STROH TERRY THIEMAN VIRGINIA THIE8SEN ROBERT THOMA HOWARD A. THOMAS LAWRENCE THON HARLEY TRETOW MARIE TROIKE GEORGE UNVERZAGT DOLORES VENZKE • FRESHMEN ONCE REMOVED • 38 CLASS OF ' 53 R. ARTHUR WAGNER FRED WALSER HAROLD M. WAREHIME BOBWASNICK RUTH WEIDLER DOROTHY WELLER CHARLES R. WHITBURN ANNA MAE WHITCOMB GEORGE WILLIAMS ETHEL W OBUS GLENN F. WOOD HAROLD ZIMMERMAN AUDREY ZWOLANEK ANDREW ZYWICKE (Camera Sliy Sopli am era Roger Baker Edward Belan Richard Bersell Robert S. Brenner Wilfred Brooke Bertram Butler to mores Alex Fraser Allen George Doris Goodwin John Grady Charles Grimm Jack Hinkle Robert Cunningham Michael Kelly Clyde Doyle Vance Kincaid Suzanne Fabrick William Klimmer William Linsay Donald Mack Trenl MiddlehaufI George Niemann Bob )b( ' nneyer Frank Pel ru James Plot i n • Peter Riley Reinhardt Schoppe Roberl Schutl ( diaries Schwab Robert Smit h Robert Steinhilber Roberl Stendel James Teschner Anthony Tisci Bill Toerpe I )ean Welshymer John Wickman Aueusl W irk us 39 Probably the most important class function of the year, the Junior Prom, was expertly shaped by this committee. J umord THEY stepped rather hesitantly into the Autumn of 1950, suddenly faced with the seemingly overwhelming task of providing the Spring Prom. The first problem, as usual, was to raise sufficient funds, and that responsibility was placed in the capable hands of Joan Johanning and Dick Harrigan, who somehow managed to weave loose threads of energy into an integrated, efficient sales force — the most trying project of the year. As this developed, other Juniors turned to different jobs, the float for the Homecoming parade first, which took the shape of a silver dragon that placed third in the annual contest; the side-show for the Women ' s Union Circus where they created the horrors and thrills of a " spook house " which many of the children probably had a hard time forgetting; and later the Student Faculty Show, replete with sheiks and flappers, bright tunes, and speakeasies, a glaring departure from previous shows. Other classes looked towards the Juniors with dread when it came time to oppose them in intramurals. The Junior women ' s teams as well as the men ' s teams kept their high stand- ings which they had rather firmly established as Sophomores. And finally arrived the May evening every- one had looked forward to for so many months. Molly Mernitz and Ralph Weltge expertly combined Lew Diamond ' s popular orchestra, the secluded Butterfield Country Club, and an enthusiastic crowd into a wonderful evening. The crowning of Helen Kuester as the Junior 40 Prom Queen climaxed that evening as one that will be relived in the minds of Juniors for many, many years. The working together of the whole class toward that one evening, the troubles, the fun, and the successful result will ever be among the pleasantest of Elmhurst experi- ences. The Junior Informal, the first dance of the year, the many school activities to which the Junior Class gave its contributions, the Student Faculty Show, the Spring picnic, and the Prom night— fond memories of a group of people who learned the rewards of working- together. Peanuts! Popcorn! Crackerjacks! — that familiar cry of various Junior Class members heard at all school functions. 41 JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS: SEATED: Richard Pearce, Vice-President; Norman Grabo, President; STANDING: Barbara Morgan, Treasurer; Dr. De- Bruine, Advisor; Lela Teichman, Secretary. JUNIORS mm • FIRST TO LIVE IN THE NEW DORM MAYBE • Dolores Ahrendt .Crete, Illinois Marvin G. Albright Rosenberg, Texas John Almlof Chicago, Illinois James H. Andersen May wood, Illinois Bruce Andrews Villa Park, Illinois Herbert Armstrong Chicago, Illinois Betty Bast Menominee Falls, Wisconsin Roger Bauer Grand Rapids, Michigan Alan Beckman Chicago, Illinois John 0. Bihler Chicago, Illinois Richard Bloesch Chicago, Illinois Suzanne Blum River Forest, Illinois Russell W. Boeger Elmhurst, Illinois Elaine Borneman Elmhurst, Illinois Richard F. Brabec Cicero, Illinois Richard Branding Granite City, Illinois Elroy Brittain Chicago, Illinois Carolyn Cayia Elmhurst, Illinois 42 CLASS OF ' 52 Donald Coutre Villa Park, Illinois Robert Crews Glen Ellyn, Illinois Charles Davey Brookfield, Illinois Josephine DeRose Melrose Park, Illinois Arden Deutsche Elmhurst, Illinois Norris Dougherty Maywood, Illinois Edward Ehlers Forest Park, Illinois Louie Eitenmiller Pekin, Illinois Joseph Fagan San Gabriel, Colo. Robert Fa ;a. va. Elmhurst, Illinois Arlene Fagerberg Chicago, Illinois Herbert Feierabend Khariar, Orissa, India Nancy Finlayson Maywood, Illinois Karl Fischer Milwaukee, Wisconsin Don Gabler Baltimore, Maryland Nancy Garrick Cleveland, Ohio Dale Gittings Elmw ood Park, Illinois Donald Gittings Eh o«)d P [llinois • RINGS, PINS, and THREE LATE NIGHTS • JUNIORS Melwin Graupmann Plato, Minnesota George Gregory Wheaton, Illinois Stanley P. Gudmundson Elmhurst, Illinois Robert Gysin Chicago, Illinois Donald Hanscom Elmhurst, Illinois Robert Hansen Chicago, Illinois Richard Harrigan Oak Park, Illinois Wm. W. Heise, Jr. Northbrook, Illinois Richard Hempenius Lafayette, Indiana Patricia Hering Browns, Illinois John Hill Brookfield, Illinois Patricia Hoffman M inneapolis , A I innesot a Joan Howe Evanston, Illinois Daniel Hromada Downers Grove, Illinois Alan Joens Blue Island, Illinois Joan Johanning St. Louis, Missouri Dorothy Johnson Deerbrook, Wisconsin Roger Johnson Milwaukee, Wisconsin AT THE FAR TURN 44 CLASS OF ' 52 Eleanor Jones Villa Park, Illinois Irene Kalman Clifton, New Jersey Mary Ann Kaufmann St. Louis, Missouri Kenneth E. Kay Sheboygan, Wisconsin Thomas Kidwell Oak Park, Illinois Nancy Kienle Kansas City, Missouri William Knack Milwaukee, Wisconsin Irene Kolozy Oaklawn, Illinois Leonard Kraemer St. Louis, Missouri Ralph Kroehler Jackson, Michigan Edgar Allen Krueger Hesston, Kansas Helen Kuester Brentwood, Missouri Donald Lancaster Maywood, Illinois Raymond Landwehr Berwyn, Illinois Ardiene Lang Milwaukee, Wisconsin Joseph Langer Chicago, Illinois Juanita Larson Chicago, Illinois Douglas Layman Elmhurst, Illinois 5 CULTURE VULTURES 45 JUNIORS Robert Lenhart Elmhurst, Illinois Kenneth Lucas Elmhurst, Illinois Harold Leuhring Elmhurst, Illinois Robert Lundquist Oak Park, Illinois Arnold Maas River Forest, Illinois Allen Madson Elmhurst, Illinois Sylvia Mazouch Elmhurst, Illinois Robert Mesendiek Lorain, Ohio Mary Louise Mernitz Evansville, Indiana Ruth Mesenbrink Maywood, Illinois Kenneth Mitchell Chicago, Illinois Barbara Morgan Elmhurst, Illinois Richard Mueller Elmhurst, Illinois Eugene Nagy Cleveland, Ohio William Nagy Chicago, Illinois Martha Ostenkamp Dayton, Ohio Donald Paulsen Oak Park, Illinois Richard Pearce Michigan City, Illinois GOING DOWN FOR THE THIRD TIME 4 ' - CLASS OF ' 52 Dolores Pease Bellwood, Illinois Jack W. Porter Park Ridge, Illinois Charles Puglia Franklin Park, Illinois Ernest Rachatt, Jr. Elmhurst, Illinois Bill Reeves McLeansboro, Illinois Edward Reinhardt Okawville, Illinois Donald Rinnan Oak Park, Illinois Melvin Rowley Lombard, Illinois Irene Ruhl Marthasville, Missouri Janet St. Clair Villa Park, Illinois Edith Schlinkman Stickney Villa Park, Illinois Roger Schmiege Bryant, Wisconsin Kathryn Schmitt Elmhurst, Illinois John Schneider Baltimore, Maryland Otto Sommer Grand Rapids, Michigan Shirley Southon Elmhurst, Illinois John W. Stevesand Hammond, Indiana William Stickney St . Louis, Missouri : ' SI mm mM ' ft —■5 r ■ Vl I TO BE OR NOT TO BE DRAFTED • 4 JUNIORS Carmen Sturm St. Louis, Missouri Joseph Synek Cicero, Illinois Gus Tarr Chicago, Illinois Lela Teichmann Mascoutah, Illinois James Thomas Elmhurst, Illinois Dorothy Thompson Glendale, Missouri Shirley Thompson Lakeland, Florida Laurence Tilly Elmhurst, Illinois Arlene Trnka Chicago, Illinois Albert Vandermar Chicago, Illinois Lloyd Van Schoych Villa Park, Illinois Daina Variakojis Chicago, Illinois Barbara Wahl Owosso, Michigan Laila Warson Donnellson, Iowa Ralph Weltge St. Louis, Missouri Virginia West Northlake, Illinois Warner Whitney Elmhurst, Illinois Maryls Wildman Elmhurst, Illinois PROM ENADE AT BUTTERFIELD 48 CLASS OF ' 52 Robert R. Williams Chicago, Illinois Rodger F. Williams Oak Park, Illinois Warren H. Winkler Battle Creek, Michigan George Wright Elmhurst, Illinois • WEIN, WEIB, UN GESANG (Camera Sluj junior Betty Adams Oak Park, Illinois Karl Brueggeman Oak Park, Illinois Norman Collins Maywood, Illinois Esther Felberg Forest Park, Illinois Norman Grabo Elmhurst, Illinois John E. Grady Villa Park, Illinois Arthur Graham Chicago, Illinois William D. Haines Elmhurst, Illinois Merne Harris Chicago, Illinois Howard B. Justus Bellwood, Illinois Stanley Liebert Brookfield, Illinois William H. Nelson Chicago, Illinois ROBEHT SCHMUCH ( ' hicajio, Illinois Anna Treude New Salem, North Dakota 19 Come on and hear that Dixieland Jamboree, the Seniors combined a chorus, endmen, and chorus girls for this show. Seniors HE SENIORS traveled a long journey between the fall of 1947, when, as fresh- men — the last to escape wearing green beanies —they became part of Elmhurst, and their graduation in June, 1951. They seemed to be entirely different people. As a class, the ' 51-ers were always an especi- ally active and close-knit group. Cooperation and good fellowship characterized their many projects. Enthusiastically beginning their college ca- reers, the class of ' 51 presented an out standing- talent show early in the fall. When spring came, " A Night in Oz " proved their ability to organize a major social event. The freshman picnic closed the class activities of the year. As knowing sophomores, the class presented the ultra-sophisticated semi-formal " Deep Purple " the distinction of being the first sophomore class responsible for compiling the Student Directory fell to this group and they set a worthy example. For their informal dance, the sophomores dipped back into childhood experiences to produce " Kiddie Kapers. " True to tradition, the Prom was the top project of the junior year. Class members who had worked hard selling refreshments all year felt more than well rewarded for their efforts when the Medinah Country Club event resulted an outstanding success. Another project the juniors could recall with pride was their Student-Faculty show, which they changed from the traditional series of short episodes to SO a continuing action. The ' 51-ers as juniors were also responsible for two informal dances. Senior projects were the lively Minstrel Show in the fall, and the spring informal. With these they reluctantly concluded their social program, well aware that seldom again would they be surrounded by such congenial co- workers. Senior week, with its good times and fellow- ship, gave the class of ' 51 opportunity to reminisce over their college years as a whole with a free mind. Gratefully they realized the skills and knowledge which Elmhurst had given them, and acknowledged the increased adequacies with which they could face the responsibilities and uncertainties of the future. WHO ' S WHO: SEATED: George Crusius, Mary Louise Lee, Kay Abele, Merri Lyn Hartman, Pris Aivay,Dave Vogelmann, STANDING: Jim Gehlert, Erv Koch, Ed Tiedemann, Harvey Whetstone, Al Voile. NOT PICTURED: Carol Ramsey. SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS: SEATED: Ronald Fritz, Treasurer; Ruth Boyer, Secretary; Marion Gabler, Vice-President; STANDING: Dr. Durham, advisor; Ed Tiedemann, President. ; l KATHRYN ABELE St. Louis, Missouri Kay was active in the Student Union, holding the offices of secretary and vice-president of women. Her other ac- tivities include the S.C.A. and Elms. A member of Who ' s Who, Kay is an English major who will teach and do social work. JUNE ADLER Chicago, Illinois A major in elementary education, June has been active in campus life. Polyhymnia, Women ' s Union Cabinet, and the F.T.A. have claimed much of her time. She also was an assistant in the English Department. Her plans include graduate work at Northwestern. PRISCILLA ARVAY Toledo, Ohio One of the busiest people on campus, Priss has been chair- man of the Social Life Committee, a class officer, an F.T.A. member, and a selectee for Who ' s Who. With a major in elementary education, she is looking for- ward to a teaching career. ELAINE AUSTERMANN Chicago, Illinois Elaine, though she finished her work in a speedy seven semesters, was a member of the Elms and Elm Bark staffs, College Theater, F.T.A., and the production staff of the 1950 Minstrel Show. Her immediate future is marriage. DELORES BAGAMERY Hammond, Indiana Dee is a major in speech correction, who will combine her career with marriage. She is known for her brilliant dramatic characterizations both with the College Theater and the Hungarian Club. She has done a great deal of work in the speech clinic. MERLE BAKER Elmhurst, Illinois A fine quarterback on the football field for four years, history in the academic field, and getting married to Leatrice have been the attainments of this smiling campus figure. Northwestern University will be his next step towards a teaching career. MILLIE BANDT Louisville, Kentucky Millie transferred to Elmhurst in her Sophomore year. Her activities included Polvhvmnia, W.R.S.E., Women ' s Union Cabinet, S.C.A. Cabinet, and South Hall Dorm Council. She will use her Christian Service major to help her with work in the field of religious education. JAMES P. BEECKEN Elgin, Illinois A Sociology major, Jim is planning to attend Eden Seminary in preparation for the ministry. The Chapel Choir, Community Chorus, the Minstrel Show, and W.R.S.E., will miss his fine voice. RICHARD H. BLANKSHAIX Elmwood Park, Illinois Dick managed to keep the Student Union finances in the black as Business Manager and Treasurer of this organiza- tion. He intends to go on to Medical School, and eventually become a physician. GUSTAV BLOOM Dearborn, Michigan As a Sociology major, Gus is planning to enter Eden Theological Seminary in further preparation for the Christian Ministry. Gus was a member of the Chapel Choir, S.C.A., and has acted on the theater stage. CLASS OF ' 51 RUTH A. BOYER Rockford, Illinois Secretary of the Senior Class, Ruth has also been a Women ' s " Union officer, Theater member, and an active participant on the Elms, Elm Bark, and W.R.S.E. She plans to teach in her major field which is Social Sciences. Maybe graduate school. DEAN BRADLEY Elmhurst, Illinois Dean has been active on various committees on the campus. He majored in biology and someday intends to use this in his life work. Uncle Sam, however, has asked for his services first. JOAN LORETTA BRUNE Elmhurst, Illinois Loretta is a history major, who spent only three of her college years at Elmhurst. Her junior year was spent at Bradley University. Here she has written for the Elm Bark and has worked with W.R.S.E. She has also been an active member of the F.T.A. TAYLOR B. BUTTLES Lombard, Illinois It was the engineering of Taylor that provided our campus with a fine radio station including an excellent control room. He was in the Army before attending Elmhurst as a Chemistry major, and is a married man. W. JAMES CODY Elmhurst, Illinois Sports Director of W.R.S.E., Baseball team, Cross Country Team, and Student Senator were only a few of Jim ' s campus activities. The University of Michigan will be his home as he prepares for the teaching of mathematics GEORGE R. CRUSIUS Chicago, Illinois George became a member of Who ' s Who because of his fine academic record where he excelled in biology, and because of his many campus contributions. He was on the Student Union Cabinet, in the Science Club and F.T.A. , a member of W.R.S.E., and many more activities. STEVEN CSUTORAS Cleveland, Ohio After attending Elmhurst for two years, Steve transferred to Cleveland. He must have liked Elmhurst for he came back his senior year. Steve majored in biology and was active in the Hungarian Club. FRED DANANY Orient, Illinois Fred served under Uncle Sam ' s leadership before entering Elmhurst as a Speech major in preparation for the teach- ing profession. Fred was active in many phases of campus life, excelling in the radio and theater. RICHARD DAVIES Maywood, Illinois He has attended Elmhurst College for four years and majored in biology. He hopes to be able to use this in his future work. He was a member of various campus ac- tivities. RAMON A DETERMAN Wood River, Illinois A major in Christian Education, liamona hopes to become a, director of Religious Kdurntion. She has been a prom- inent member of the S.C.A. and student director of the Senior Youth Fellowship. She was influential in planning the 1051 Religious Fmphasis Week. To be a Senior, That ' s the Life. 53 SENIORS ARTHUR DIEZ Chicago, Illinois Art majored in biology and had intended to do graduate work. Uncle 8am, however, called him upon completion of his college work last February. Art was a member of the Senior Club and other activities. MARY DOMERMUTH Owensboro, Kentucky One of the youngest members of the class, Mary was active in S.C.A. She served as Chairman of the Social Justice Committee, and participated in Mixed Choruses, Elms Staff, and German Club. She will go on to nursing school. BETTY J. DRECHSEL Chicago, Illinois Betty is looking forward to a career as a speech cor- rectionist and a minister ' s wife. While at Elmhurst, she participated in the F.T.A., S.C.A., and held the office of secretary in the Women ' s Union. RICHAKD E. EHLERS Maywood, Illinois He was in the Tank Corps in World War II, attended the University of Illinois for two years, entered Elmhurst as a Business Administration Major, and intends to do his post graduate work at Northwestern University. DELVIN T. ENGELSDORFER Detroit, Michigan Del, a philosophy major, is preparing for the Christian Ministry. He was an extremely active campus personality as business manager, president, and quartet member of the Glee Club, Elms and W.R.S.E. staffs, Philosophy Club, vice-president and many more. PHYLLIS JOAN FABER Kirkwood, Missouri President of South Hall, Phyllis Joan was a member of the College Theater, Science Club, and the Elm Bark Staff. She was an assistant in her major field, biology. She plans to go on to do Hospital Administration work. ROBERT WILLIAM FEARN Elmhurst, Illinois After attending Wright Junior College for two years, he became a member of the Elmhurst student body and majored in economics. Bob ' s ambition is to become active in Civil Service. HARVEY FELBINGER Forest Park, Illinois As a Business Administration Major he attended Elmhurst College for four years. He intends to go into the field of business. He was on various campus activities and com- mittees. WARREN W. FIEBER Milwaukee, Wisconsin Watching Fieb run on the gridiron and on the track has been a thrill which we will all miss. He majored in chem- istry and biology with the hopes of attaining his life time ambition, a doctor of medicine. RICHARD FISHER Wheaton, Illinois In Dick ' s two years at Elmhurst he majored in math with the hope of someday teaching high school math or physics. He has attended Missouri Valley College and the Uni- versity of Illinois. At Elmhurst he participated in the Math and F.T.A. Clubs. 120 grade points, 119 hours 54 CLASS OF ' 51 CATHERINE A. FLORIS Chicago, Illinois With the thought of someday being a psychologist, Kay has been at Elmhurst for four years getting a major in psychology. She hopes to do post graduate work at North- western University. She has played women ' s intramurals and has been on the Elm Bark and in the Psychology Club. FRANK W. FOSTER Bensenville, Illinois His greatest joy is making things for and doing things with his wife and son. Frank transferred to Elmhurst from the University of Illinois and intends to make use of his major, economics, in economic survey. LETA FRIEND Marshall, Oklahoma A Christian Service major, Leta has been active in S.C.A. She also served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Phil- osophy Club and on the Pre-the and Christian Education committee. Besides marriage, her plans include Christian Service work. RONALD FRITZ Villa Park, Illinois Sophomore and Senior Class treasurer, plus being business manager of the theater, prove the honesty and integrity which dominateRon ' s character. Hemajored in chemistry here at Elmhurst and hopes to go into chemical equipment sales. VICTOR M. FROHNE La Porte, Indiana Eden Seminary and eventually the ministry are Vic ' s chief ambitions. He majored in English and made use of it on the Elm Bark Staff. We won ' t forget his very unusual humor, and his juggling of tennis balls. MAMO FUJIOKA Honolulu, T.H. Army Intelligence, University of Hawa ii, Elmhurst, and finally the University of Illinois, provides us with Fuji ' s past, present and future. He majored in sociology, was a cheerleader, Prom co-chairman, member of the Elm Bark Staff, and French Club President. MARIAN RUTH GABLER Blackburn, Missouri Vice-president of the Senior Class, Marian was co-queen of the 1950 Homecoming. She served on the Social Life committee, F.T.A. and Social Justice Committee. She was a Junior Prom Queen ' s attendant and E.I.I, attendant. She plans to teach in elementary schools. JAMES F. GEHLERT Granite City, Illinois The Real Estate and Insurance business will gain Jim ' s ambitious person after graduation. He has been a member of the theater and W.R.S.E. He also was treasurer of his Junior Class. Jim was also selected to Who ' s Who. DAVID GEIST Chicago, Illinois Dave has been active on the Elmhurst campus in football, intramural sports, Anchor and Eagle Club and other activities. He majored in biology. He served with the armed forces in World War II. HOWARD GLASSFORD Westchester, Illinois A very enthusiastic Biology Major, Howie ' s main ambition is to become a medical doctor. He has participated in numerous activities, but his role as end-man in the minstrel show was outstanding. I ' m a senior, please send me flowers. 55 SENIORS ARTHUR GRAHAM Chicago, Illinois Chemistry was Art ' s major and after graduation he would like to utilize this subject in his life ' s work. He was active on the athletic field in football and basketball, and also was technician of W.R.S.E. ARTHUR E. GREER Evansville, Indiana Artie, a Philosophy Major, is striving towards the Chris- tian Ministry. He has been extremely active on campus, being editor of the Elm Bark, president of the Philosophy Club, a member of the Glee Club and a cheerleader. We will miss his humorous personality. PHIL GRUENKE Milwaukee, Wisconsin A Psychology Major, he eventually wants to go into the field of psychometrics. Phil was director of the W.R.S.E., a Glee Club member, and on the Elms staff. He and his radiant personality have been an asset to his class and to the campus. FRED GUNZEL Villa Park, Illinois Fred has attended Elmhurst for four years. He majored in chemistry and was active in various activities. He was on several class committees such as dance committees and other social functions. MERRI LYN HARTMAN Dayton, Ohio Micky has sung in Polyhymnia and Chapel Choir and quartet. Active in S.C.A., she has also worked with the Pre-the Christian Education Committee. She was honored with the title of Elms Queen and selection for Who ' s Who. Her major is Christian service. JOHN M. HEISSLER, JR. Berkeley, Illinois John is an army veteran. He has attended Elmhurst for four years and has majored in English. He intends to do post graduate work in English and eventually become an educator. DALE JOSEPH HENDERSON Elmhurst, Illinois Dale is a Navy veteran and upon graduation will again take his place in the U.S.N. He majored in chemistry and hopes that will be his life ' s work. He was a major factor in the W.R.S.E. organization. WILLIAM HINCKLEY Elmhurst, Illinois Chemistry was his major and eventually this subject will be a part of his future vocation. He has been on various committees and a member of the Mathematics Club. JAMES HUDSON Elmhurst, Illinois Jim majored in political science while attending Elmhurst for four years. He was a member of the Elmhust College Men ' s Glee Club for two years and served on other campus organizations. RUTH HUENEFELD Treloar, Missouri A Christian Education Major, Ruth has been a member of the Student Youth Fellowship cabinet, She plans to do religious counseling; she may take graduate work; if so it will be at Eden Seminary. Hand in your work, this assignment ' s late ' 56 CLASS OF ' 51 RITA RAE JACOBS Springfield, Ohio A major in Spanish, Rita Rae is looking forward to a long career as a housewife and mother. Yes, June will find her marching down the aisle to change her name to Morton. GWENDOLYN J. JEFFERS Cleveland, Ohio Gwen transferred to Elmhurst from Fisk University in her Junior year. She was president of the Social Science Club, an S.C.A. Cabinet member, and a writer for the Elm Bark. She plans to be a teacher in the field of social studies. EDWIN R. JOHNSON Oak Park, Illinois Even though Ed is a working and married man, he found time to be active as president and vice-president of the Shutter-bugs. He majored in Business Administration but is afraid the armed services will determine his career. JOHN KNAPP KAHLER Glen Ellyn, Illinois History has been his major, and after post graduate work at the University of Illinois he intends to teach in either high school or college. John ' s exceptional vocabularyand intelligence will be long remembered by his class-mates. ROBERT E. KELLER Pekin, Illinois Bob has been active in intramural sports and in the Spanish Club. He majored in business administration and hopes that eventually he will enter into the field of business. RAYMOND W. KLASING St. Louis, Missouri Ray left us in February and entered Eden Seminary. While at Elmhurst he majored in history. He and his wife Mary are planning on a life in the Christian Ministry. JOHN P. KNAUBER Elgin, Illinois Accounting was John ' s major and the field of business administration is his proposed vocation. He is a veteran of the Army Air Corps and transferred to Elmhurst in 1949 from Lyons Junior College. HENRY E. KNOLL Oak Park, Illinois He served in Uncle Sam ' s Navy, is married to Lorraine, and majored in business administration. Henry was active in the Spanish Club and served on various campus committees. ERWIN R. KOCH St. Paul, Minnesota Erv ' s major was Sociology and he hopes to enter the ministry. He is a member of Who ' s Who. Being theater business manager, a member of the social life committee, chairman of the new dorm fund has kept him mighty busy. ALBERT WILLIAM KOVACS, Hopelawn, New Jersey Lancaster Theological Seminary and then the ministry are the next steps lor Al. Me majored in history, and was extremely active in the Hungarian Club as president and vice-president. He was football manager, a member of the Elms, Elm Hark, and many other activities. Don ' t talk to me, I ' m a graduate. 57 SENIORS RICHARD KRIZ Downers Grove, Illinois Dick attended Elmhurst College for four years. For three years he was a commuting student, and then his senior year he moved into Irion Hall. He was a Business Ad- ministration Major. C. GEXE KUEHL Elkader, Iowa Gene majored in sociology and intends to be a minister. He was a member of the Glee Club as librarian, assistant director, soloist, varsity quartet member, and an octet member. He also was on the dorm council and co-chairman of the sophomore informal. ROY KUROTSUCHI Chicago, Illinois Roy would like to go into the field of medicine. He was a Biology and Chemistry Major. He was a member of the football and baseball teams, chemistry laboratory as- sistant, on the Elm Bark and Radio staffs, and in the Minstrel show. RICHARD A. LAMBRECHT Frankfort, Illinois A Chemistry Major, Dick has the opportunity to do research work in the glue business. He has an excellent voice and contributed it to the Glee Club, Chapel quartet, Minstrel show, and radio as assistant director. DWIGHT LARSON Gowanda, New York After serving in the armed forces, Duke entered Elm- hurst with the intention of becoming a teacher. He has been an asset to our athletic teams, namely basketball, baseball and track. LEILA LARSON Maywood, Illinois A major in elementary education, Leila has been an active member in the Future Teachers of America organization. She has been a member of the Minstrel show casts during her last three years. MARY LOUISE LEE Chicago, Illinois The Women ' s Union Prexy was also Homecoming co- queen and Junior Class vice-president. Her activities include co-chairmanship of Homecoming, Student Senate in American College and Universities, College Theater and selection to Who ' s Who. A Biology Major, Mary Lou plans to teach. ALLEN LOVELL Chicago, Illinois Al is a mid-semester student whose major is business administration. He plans to become a salesman for a refrigeration company. At Elmhurst he has been a member of the football squad and the track team. MYRON LOW St. Louis, Missouri Mike has been a History Major. He is an extremely ambitious fellow, having been a cheerleader, member of the Glee Club, Theater, and the Student Union Senate. He also participated in the Radio, and the student faculty show. WES W. McCAIN, JR. Oak Park, Illinois He transferred from Ripon College and entered Elmhurst in his sophomore year. He majored in economics and business administration and intends to make business his life ' s work. He was a member of the football team. Once I was happy, once I was gay 58 CLASS OF ' 51 MARGARET A. McMICHAEL Maywood, Illinois A Music Major, Margaret has been active in Chapel Choir, Student-faculty shows, and minstrel show. She was program chairman for the Women ' s Union Circus in her senior year. She plans to be an airline hostess after graduation. PAUL A. MELCHERT Mansfield, Ohio Biology was Paul ' s major and he is working towards the medical field. Paul was active on the athletic field playing football for one season and baseball for two. HELENE ROSE MEYER Deerfield, Illinois Helene, a Biology Major, plans to teach in secondary schools. A member of F.T.A., she also played in the orchestra and appeared in a theater production as a sophomore. She is active in Women ' s sports. Her future includes graduate work. FAYE A. MILES West Chicago, Illinois Faye came to Elmhurst from Grinned in her sophomore year. Here she has participated in the 1950 Minstrel Show, F.T.A., Spanish Club, and various Homecoming Committees. Being a Spanish Major, she will teach that subject in high school. MARGARET MISHLER West Chicago, Illinois An English Major, Margaret served as an assistant in that department. She worked on The Elm Leaves and the 1950 Minstrel show. A member of the French club, she also served on Student Directory and Homecoming Com- mittees. She will teach. CARYL MORTON Pana, Illinois He has attended Elmhurst for four years with business administration being his major and future life ' s work. He has been in various campus committees, and played on the basketball team. WILLIAM MUELLER Elmhurst, Illinois Bill is a married man with a swell little family. He has been a Chemistry Major and eventually he will use this in his proposed vocation. He has been a member of various campus committees. HOWARD E. MULLINS Villa Park, Illinois Business administration was his major and he hopes to work in sales management. He is a veteran of the United States Army and is married. He attended Elmhurst three years. RAY MYDILL Itasca, Illinois He has been a Chemistry Major and will eventually make this his profession. Ray was on various campus committees and has worked on the Elms and Elm Bark staffs. CARL J. NEIMES Chicago, Illinois Carl spent three years at Elmhurst after transferring from Wright Junior College. He majored in biology and would like to work in biological research. He was on the football team and a member of the theater. This all happened on graduation day. 59 SENIORS PAUL NEUMAN Maywood, Illinois Paul ' s education has been a general one covering various liberal arts subjects. He has been a member of many campus committees but his outstanding performance was in the Student Faculty show as a hula dancer. RICHARD NEUMAN River Grove, Illinois Business administration has been his major at Elmhurst and will be his vocation after graduation. Dick has been a class officer and has been on many campus committees. GLEN A. NOWACK Brock, Nebraska The ministry is Glen ' s hope for the future. He majored in sociology and was active in the S.C.A., the radio, and in intramural sports. Glen was married in 1949. MILDRED E. OLSSON Elmhurst, Illinois Mildred was instrumental in planning Firesides during her last two years. She was also active in the Student Senate, W.R.S.E., and College Th eater. She appeared in two Homecoming Revues. She will use her English major in her teaching career. THOMAS M. ONESON Elmwood Park, Illinois Tommy spent his first year of college at the University of Illinois before entering Elmhurst. He was a Chemistry Major and intends to use his education as a chemist. ROY E. OTTESON Sunland, California A veteran of the Navy, a year at the University of Illinois, and three years in Elmhurst, he hopes will give him a background for psychology or selling in the future. He was active on the athletic field here on campus. CAROL RAMSEY Forest Park, Illinois A Speech Major, Carol has devoted much of her time to the College Theater; she wrote the 1950 Homecoming Revue. She was co-author of the 1950 Studen1 Faculty Show. She worked on W.R.S.E., Elms, and Elm Bark. She was selected for Who ' s Who. VIRGINIA REINHOLD Villa Park, Illinois Virginia is an English Major who plans to teach. She has worked on the Elm Bark, Elm Leaves, W.R.S.E., and French Club. She served as a Women ' s Union officer and F.T.A. historian. HAROLD REN IS Morton Grove, Illinois Chemistry and biology majors will help Harold as a future chemist. He was elected class president and vice-president . He was author and director of both the Student-Faculty Show and Minstrel Show; Homecoming co-chairman and active in many other activities. WALTER ROCK Oak Park, Illinois Wally was on both the football and track teams for four years. In his senior year he was co-captain of the football team. Economics was his major and he intends to use this knowledge as a buyer. Never cram for an exam? 60 CLASS OF ' 53 DERALD SCHULTZ Maywood, Illinois Dowie served in the United States Navy and then entered Elmhurst. He majored in business administration and would like accounting for his life ' s work. He was a member of the basketball and football teams. URSULA SCHWAGERICK Chicago, Illinois With a major in elementary education and psychology, Ursula plans to teach or do social service work. She transferred from Wright Junior College in her junior year. Here, she has been a member of F.T.A., Women ' s Union, and Goethe Verein. DONALD SEILER Oak Park, Illinois He has been a great help to our athletic teams. He was on the baseball team, and was captain of the basketball team during his senior year. Don majored in economics. JAMES W. SMITH Chicago, Illinois Being a salesman is Jim ' s hope for the future. He was in the Air Corps and in 1947 entered Elmhurst where he majored in business administration. He was a member of the track team, Spanish Club, and various committees. ROY SORENSON Franklin Park, Illinois He majored in chemistry in preparation for his future work. Roy has been active in intramural sports, in sports publicity, a member of the Elm Bark and a member of other organizations and committees. GLORIA E. STADE Chicago, Illinois Gloria is a Speech correctionist who will combine her work with a career as a housewife. Known for her capabil- ity in planning dances, she also has been an active theater member. Much of her time has been devoted to the campus speech clinic. ELMER W. STECHER Oak Park, Illinois Stech attended several colleges before deciding upon Elmhurst. He majored in biology, intends to do graduate work at the University of Chicago and eventually teach in college. LAWRENCE STEFFY Maywood, Illinois Larry was an economics major and after completion of his college curriculum he will enter some phase of the business world. He was active in intramural sports and was a member of the football team. PHILIP A. STENDEL North Riverside, Illinois For three years Phil was on the football and track teams. He was a member of the Glee Club, and acted on the Elmhurst stage in the Homecoming Revue, Minstrel Show and in the Student Faculty Show. Phil majored in psych- ology and wants to go into the ministry. SHIRLEY SWANSON Elmhurst, Illinois Shirley is a major in Spanish whose future will include :i position teaching that subject in secondary schools. She plans to do some graduate work, but the when and where of it are still uncertain. Four years for a future 61 SENIORS JAMES TAYLOR West Chicago, Illinois Business Administration was Jim ' s major and retai l busi- ness his proposed vocation. He was a member of the Spanish Club, in the Homecoming Revue, and was active in other activities. LOUIS R. TAYLOR Elmhurst, Illinois Lou would like to go into medicine, and his biology major and pleasing personality are his chief assets for this profession. Lou was active in many activities, W.R.S.E. being the most important to him. ROBERT TAYLOR Schiller Park, Illinois After serving in the Army Medical Corps, Bob entered Elmhurst as a Psychology major and now intends to be a teacher. He was an excellent lineman on the football team for four years. RICHARD THOMAS Bensenville, Illinois Spanish was the major which Dick studied. He has been a member of various organizations and committees including the Spanish Club. He was number two man and captain of the Tennis Squad. EDWARD TIEDEMANN Franklin Park, Illinois Ed majored in political science and intends to enter the field of teaching. He was elected president of his senior class and also business manager of the Student Union his senior year. He is also a member of Who ' s Who. JOHN E. TRNKA Chicago, Illinois He hopes to eventually use his psychology major in the ministry. John was president of his freshman and junior classes, Editor of the Elms, Business Manager of the Geel Club and a member of the Student Union Cabinet. MARTHA VICTOR South Haven, Michigan Martha took a double major: music and elementary education. She has been a member of the Hungarian Club, Orchestra and the Future Teachersof America. She plans to teach in the immediate future. DAVID P. VOGELMANN Merrill, Wisconsin Dave would like to continue his education in biology and someday work in the field of school administration. He is member of Who ' s Who, was a fine Student Union presi- dent and vice-president of his sophomore class. ALVIN VOLLE Westphalia, Indiana As a member of Who ' s Who, director of W.R.S.E., presi- dent of Irion Hall, Al kept mighty busy. He majored in philosophy, and will enter Eden Theological Seminary in preparation for the ministry. MARIAN WARMING Burlington, Iowa After attending the Burlington Junior College for two years, Marian came to Elmhurst where she became a Sociology Major. She plans later to do work in the Y.W.C.A. " Buggsy " was a member of the Social Science Club and of W.R.S.E. ' s Theatre of the Air. Clubs, music, sports,- -and classes 62 CLASS OF ' 51 EDMUND WESOLOWSKI Wheaton, Illinois Ed majored in mathematics and chemistry and will be a mathematics instructor. He is a married man with two children, but still found time to be class treasurer, physics and library assistant, and a member of the Mathematics Club. HARVEY A. WHETSTONE, JR. Des Plaines, Illinois He utilized his excellent voice in the Theater, the Glee Club, and on W.R.S.E. A hard working fellow, he majored in speech and English and intends to be a college professor. Harv is a member of Who ' s Who. JOHN WILLIAMS Villa Park, Illinois He has been an active participant in intramural sports and has been a member of the golf team. John majored in business administration and eventually will go into that field. ROBERT WILLIAMS Villa Park, Illinois As a Business Administration Major, Bob completed four years at Elmhurst College. He has been an active member of many intramural sports teams and was a member of the gc If team. RICHARD B. WILLUWEIT Chicago, Illinois Teaching is his intended vocation. He majored in history at Elmhurst after being a member of the United States Navy, and attending Wright Junior College. He was a member of the S.C.A., F.T.A., and Spanish Club. HOWARD WORKMAN Elmhurst, Illinois Science has been his main curriculum while attending Elmhurst College. He is a veteran of World War II. Even though he is a busy, married man, he found time to play on the football team for several seasons. MICHAEL W. YACCINO Forest Park, Illinois He served in the United States Navy, entered the Uni- versity of Illinois for one year and transferred to Elm- hurst. He majored in business administration and eco- nomics, and was a member of the French Club and Shutter- bugs. School we love, Elmhurst! 6.1 (Camera Sliu Se Robert Allen Elmhurst, Illinois Psychology Harold E. Bendigkeit Elmhurst, Illinois Biology Bonny H. Benson Oak Park, Illinois Economics John L. Bexzin Buffalo, New York History Roger L. Chessman Franklin Park, Illinois Business Administration Raymond Dankel, Jr. Wheaton, Illinois Mathematics Dean Faber Kirkwood, Missouri Biology John Floros Chicago, Illinois Business Administration Raymond A. Fredrick Villa Park, Illinois English seniors Carol Koepke Oak Park, Illinois English Harry Lavin Villa Park, Illinois Psychology Laurence Stanton Chicago, Illinois Pre-Med Richard Sword Oak Park, Illinois Chemistry Herbert Weltler Maywood, Illinois Biology Rodney Westerlund Elmhurst, Illinois Psychology Ted Wetterau St. Louis, Missouri Philosophy Thomas Wosikowski Chicago, Illinois Philosophy art Jime an cl Special Students Leo Alamprese Elmhurst, Illinois Treva F. Barber Elmhurst, Illinois John O. Barrow Nashville, Tennessee Gladys H. Crawford Hinsdale, Illinois Ingeborg A. Dippel B.S. Allendorf, Germany Louise C. Dreessen Gladbrook, Iowa Ann H. Durham Elmhurst, Illinois Edward L. Fahner Chicago, Illinois Mrs. Janet R. Garman Elmhurst, Illinois Mrs. Carolyn W. Hulbert Bellwood, Illinois Frank R. Kerkoch Elmhurst, Illinois Henry J. Kindl Elmhurst, Illinois Dorothy M. Rosdail Elmhurst, Illinois Hugh M. Skarry Villa Park, Illinois Dorothy Anne Webster Des Plaines, Illinois Edward G. Willette Forrest Park, Illinois Marjorie Ann Woeller Elmhurst, Illinois Second Semester Students FRESHMEN Barker, Margery Bezold, Donald Ed Casper, Ward Forgue, Ralph Felice, Kenneth Felsing, Richard Frick, James Goltz, Edward Hackbarth, Clarence Hamilton, Elma Hays, Jerry Hicks, William Geo. Loichinger, Fred Maechtle, Thomas Manson, Donald Meyer, Marie Moore, Martha Ann Morrill, Thomas Phillips, Alan Puglia, Anthony Streit, Kenneth SOPHOMORES Barber, Mrs. Treva Bowman, Richard Heine, Edward Kerkoch, Frank Melville, Marilyn Ozolins, Voldemars Liminous, Joseph Webster, Dorothy Ann JUNIORS Bowman, Charles Gibson, John Killion, Curtis McGreevy, Ursula Ann Nejedly, Frank Newman, Roger Politser, Reuben Ritter, John Schaefer, Sam Wetterau, Theodor Wickart, William SENIORS Wosikowski, Thomas Stanton, Lawrence Irion Hall Chapel — seated on the north side behind Irion Hall. Every registered student of Elmhurst Col- lege is a member of t he Student Union and through this organization, the students are able to exercise self-government. The purpose of this organization is to unify the. students as a working unit and to regulate all matters per- taining to student life. The Student Union Cabinet which carries out the interests of the student body is made up of an executive committee and five standing com- mittees. The committees are: Athletics, Re- ligious Life, Publications, Social Life and Library. The representative body of the Student Union is the Senate. Men and women, town and dorm, representing all four classes are elected by their classmates to this group. It is the duty of these representatives to be re- sponsive to the needs of their groups and to take suggestions from them to the Senate. The biggest task the Senate performed this past year was the revision of the Student Union constitution. The introduction of a student insurance plan was on the " new " item added to the college campus for the benefit of all of the Elmhurst family. Other matters such as parking and student employment were dis- cussed and acted upon by this group. In conjunction with the Student Union, the Council on Social Life and Relations acts as an advisory board for the students, faculty and administration. The council discusses, helps plan and advises social affairs held on campus. The commi ttee is made up of four representa- tives from each class and five faculty members who meet t wice a month to discuss any campus social problems. After discussions, suggestions and recommendations are made to the group in question. The Calendar Committee schedules class and club meetings, meeting in Dean Staudt ' s office each Wednesday. In the spring, the com- mittee meets with the representatives of each organization to schedule social events for the coming year. Student in on STUDENT UNION CABINET: SEATED : A. Lang, secretary; E. Tiedemann, business manager; W. Winkler, vice-president of men; D. Vogelmann, president; K. Abele, vice-president of women; D. Blankshain, treasurer. STANDING: E. Krueger, chapel committee; L. Tilly, athletic committee; D. Crusius, library committee; NOT PICTURED: P. Arvay, social life committee; G. Crusius, publication committee. 66 SOCIAL LIFE, SEATED: Mrs. Story, Miss Ziak, Mrs. Jones, Pris Arvay, Mr. Langeler, Miss Johnson. SECOND ROW: Lorenz Eichenlaub; Barb Becker, Rita Koch, Arlene Trnka, Marian Gabler. LAST ROW: August Wirkus, Jim Gehlert, Erv Koch, George Wright, Don Hanscom. SOCIAL LIFE SENATE SENATE, FIRST ROW: G. Hicks, S. Southon, L. Teichmann, J. Twombly, S. Wheeler, E. Altergott. SECOND ROW: W. Winkler, E. Ranieri, M. Mernitz, P. Faber, A. Mueller, S. Rickson, E. Reinhardt. THIRD ROW: A. Bizer, R. Lenhart, J. Anderson, M. Low, L. Holmer, G. Williams, J. Ritter. FOURTH ROW: R. Weltge, J. Thompson, G. Wright, L. Taylor, P. Gruenke, R. Boeger, G. Unverzagt. 67 IRION HALL— inside awaits the sound of choirs, the home of residents, the chapel for worship. Mrs. Schade, secretary of the school of music. A group of Elmhurst musicians formed a college band at the beginning of the year. After many rehearsals the group was ready to perform. The Elmhurst College Band, for its first appearance of the year, played at the Home- coming celebration on October 28. Leading the parade through the town of Elmhurst before the game began, it then took its place beside the field and played whenever a touchdown was made by Elmhurst during the game. Direction of the parade was handled by Shirley Rickson, Drum Majorette, who twirled and fronted the parade for the occasion. During the game and at other times during the year the band was under the capable direc- tion of Mr. Howard T. Krueger. With the assistance of Mrs. Schade, secretary of the School of Music, enrollment and handling of music was a simple matter ScU of W, ORCHESTRA: FIRST ROW: H. Campbell, Mr. Rabe, R. Warskow, K. Menzel, G. Ruhl, G. Buehrer, I. Ruhl, R. Hempenius. SECOND ROW: E. Wobus, J. Garver, R. Weidler, A. Mittler, R. Elkin, J. Thomson, D. Winger, R. Brueseke. THIRD ROW: R. Bloesch, K. Mitchell. 70 CHAPEL CHOIR: BOTTOM ROW: M. Kennedy, D. Johnson, M. Wildman, R. Fossler, C. Klein, M. Psrker, D. Pease, D. Frasier, M. Miller, W. Sikora, J. Euchler. SECOND ROW: T. H. Krueger, Director; V. West, J. Koch, J. Larson, R. Hoefer, D. Emde, F. Haberthier, H. Prasse., C. Thieman, J. Niemann, J. Search. THIRD ROW: P. Hering, L. Warson, L. McNamara, C. Hackbarth, K. Mitchell, J. Beecken, L. Kraemer, R. Warskow, H. Keefer, R. Koch, M. Eichmeyer, N. Pottratz. ape The Chapel Choir is a very important musical organization on campus and in the community. The Choir, open to any student who likes to sing, has, at the present time, about forty women ' s voices and a dozen men ' s voices. The Choir participates in the college chapel services, bringing religious music to the student body. Under the direction of Mr. Howard T. Krueger, the group often sings in worship services in the churches of the community. Concerts are performed by the choir in the Elmhurst area, and an annual Spring tour took the Chapel Choir through Southern Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky. Because of those tours, some secular music is found in I he books of Choir members. The rehearsals, held every Monday, Tues- day and Thursday afternoons, are long and tedious, but the finished product is worth all the effort needed to make it possible. oir Each year the highlight of the school of music is when all three of the singing organizations get together twice a year for a combined group chorus. This usually takes place around Christ- mas and for the annual spring concert. This year was no exception and under the capable direction of Mr. Howard Krueger the musical groups were combined into a large mixed chorus of over eighty voices At Christmas time the Polyhymnia, Glee Club and Chapel Choir each sang an individual group of numbers and then united for an in- spiring Christmas anthem. At this time a pageant was presented in which different members of the musical organizations capably sang various solos. The spring conceit pre- sented a similar program which pleased all t hose present . This was Mr. Krueger ' s first year at Elm- hurst College. He certainly did fine work as head of the school of music which was shown through the attractive programs arranged. 71 Anxious Polyhumnia members eagerly awaiting departure. The Polyhymnia, a group o f sixteen wo- men ' s voices, is one of Elmhurst ' s im- portant musical organizations. Under the excellent directorship of Mrs. Viola Repp, the group has reached a high standard of artistic development in singing both sacred and secular songs. Numbers by soloists of the group and the sextet add to the variety. Among the activities of the group are con- certs, tours and appearances in Chapel. During November of the past year, the Polyhymnia toured Southern Illinois and Indiana and in April made a trip through Wisconsin and Minnesota. Several concerts were also pre- sented in Chicago. Members of the Polyhymnia really enjoy their organization even though there is a great deal of hard work involved. They receive experience in good singing and in making public appearances in addition to the fun and fellowship of belonging to a tightly knit group. POLYHYMNIA: BOTTOM ROW: G. Buehrer, R. Weidler, R. Hachmeister, F. Kraus, E. Wobus, M. Whitcomb. SECOND ROW: C. Sturm, H. Zenke, A. Pettee, H. Holzkamper, J. Chapman, G. Ruhl, A. Trnka. NOT PICTURED: M. Bandt, N. Kienle, J. Adler, M. Hartman. 72 The " Singing Collegians of Elmhurst Col- lege " is the impressive title assumed the year by the oldest organization on campus. Founded in 1894, the Men ' s Glee Club has maintained a rigorous standard of performance which has merited it continued recognition as a truly artistic choral group Mr. Myron Carlisle (Mike to the boys) is directing the club for his second year. He is also well known as a recital artist throughout the Middle West, The most important undertakings each year are the tours to acquaint the churches of our denomination with the college and also to spread the universal message of fine music. Three tours were completed this year, two of them through Iowa and Missouri and one in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Developing talent, enriching fellowship, and exacting responsibility, the Glee Club con- vincingly demonstrates the value of a well- balanced college curriculum l Yjen 6 Cjlee C iuh MEN ' S GLEE CLUB: BOTTOM ROW: R. Pearce, H. Zimmerman, J. Konrad, B. Boelman, E. Fahner, O. Sommer, H Armstrong J. Trnka. SECOND ROW: Myron Carlisle, Director; R. Harrison, E. Reinhardt, D. Englesdorfer, G. Williams R. Meyer, R. Brueseke, J. Hayes, J. Hyde, D. Winger, R. Bloesch. THIRD ROW: J. Thompson, H. Whetstone R. Abele, A. Mittler, R. Bauer, E. Koch, D. Gabler, M. Albright, R. Weltge, W. Schatz, A. Wagner, P. Rahmeier. NOT PICTURP D: W. Nagy. 73 Steady George!! You ' ve only five more days of tour. 7mie Varsity Quartet is an active group on campus. Composed of four men from the Men ' s Glee Club the quartet has sung on many special occasions in and around Elmhurst, de- veloping an enviable reputation. The quartet has provided music and entertainment for many social affairs such as teas and banquets, and has also su g for many clubs and Parent- Teachers Association meetings during the past year. It ' s repertoire consists of light-secular numbers, negro spirituals and also novelty tunes. A large part of their appearances are for promotional purposes; many times it has sung in churches in and around Chicago. The members of the Varsity Quartet are as follows : Rex Meyer, a Sophomore from Latimer, Iowa, bass; Paul Rahmeier, a Freshman from St. Louis Missouri, baritone; Del Engelsdorfer, a Senior from Detroit, Michigan, 2nd tenor; and Dick Pearce, a Junior from Michigan City, Indiana, 1st tenor. VARSITY QUARTET: Dick Pearce, Del Engelsdorfer, Paul Rahmeier, Rex Meyer. GLEE CLUB QUARTET CHAPEL QUARTET CHAPEL QUARTET: E. Reinhart, F. Kraus, M. H rtman, R. Lambrecht. ■p HE Chapel Quartet, the smallest of the J. Music School organizations, sings re- sponses and anthems at Vesper services. These services are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Irion Hall Chapel. The quartet is composed of Fay Kraus, soprano; Merri Lyn Hartman, contralto; Ed Reinhardt, tenor; Dick Lambrecht, bass. This group is under the very capable leadership of Mrs. Repp, voice instructor and director of Polyhymnia. During the Lenten season she enlarged the group to eight students, and they presented The Seven Last Words of Christ, by Du Bois. The result proved to be well worth the extra time and effort because of the inspir- ing message received by those who attended Chapel, and by those who took part in the singing of Christ ' s last words. The Quartet finds joy in singing together and valuable experience in acquainting themselves with good sacred music. They are grateful to Mrs. Repp for her patience and concern. 74 Home is where you hang your hat, sleep sometimes, long and late history seminars, and jam sessions at odd hours orm To a large number of the Elmhurst male population Irion Hall is home. Here they may resort to the inevitable preparing of home- work, spend relaxing hours in the spacious and comfortable lounge reading newspapers, or indulge in the more strenuous form of recrea- tion — ping-pong or pool. All residents realize the necessity of cooperation and therefore have organized a Dorm Council. Under the direction of Al Voile and Mr. Joseph Islinger there is an atmosphere of quietness and contentment. Apart from the daily routine of study, fellows occasionally congregate in the " phoneroom " , with the lucky person on " phone-duty " , to help him pass the time with friendly " bull- sessions " . Individual rooms are places, too where fellows get together to hash over the problems and events of the day, thus adding to one ' s knowledge things which are not found in books. News, hot air, and the queen bottled up— men relax with newspapers and magazines, or study in the Irion Hall lounge. 75 LEFT: S.C.A. CABINET: FIRST ROW: R. Mensendiek, vice-president; E. Krueger. SECOND ROW: E. Winkler; K. Abele; M. Hartman, secretary; G. Jeffers; M. Warming; B. Reeves, president; G. Williams, treasurer. RIGHT: PRE-THE. STEERING COMMITTEE: SP ATED: B. Wahl, Christian education representative; G. Nowack, chairman; Rev. Wehrli, advisor. STANDING: R. Weltge, Junior representative; A. Bizer, Sophomore representative. Student (Christian $3dociation One of the main objectives of the Student Christian Association of Elmhurst this year has been to broaden the scope of their program. The name Student Christian Association pronounces the basic principles on which the organization is founded. The Elmhurst group is part of the national organization sponsored by the YMCA-YWCA. The purpose of the S.C.A. is to develop, cultivate and strengthen the religious convictions of the members. The officers elected to further these purposes during the 1950-51 year were President: Bill Reeves, Vice-President; Bob Mensendiek, Sec- retary: Mickey Hartman and Treasurer: George Williams. Other important positions in the S.C.A. are those of committee chairmen. Kay Abele headed the. committee on campus and personal affairs. This group was in charge of the S.C.A. social functions and recreation, as well as handling the summer job bureau. The Committee on World Relatedness was led by Warren Winkler. The purpose of this committee was to create an active interest in such important fields as the United Nations, foreign students, W.S.S.F., and the Ecu- menical Movement. The Social Responsibility, under Chairman Marion Warming was active in dealing with racial problems and policital responsibility. This group also did much work on week-end work camps. Perhaps the impact of the Religious Life Committee was felt the most on campus. Ed Kreuger directed such activity as Bible study, personal religious problems and devo- tions. The Publicity Committee kept the student body well-informed of the plans of the Student Christian Association. Two of the biggest projects of the S.C.A. were the Religion and Life Week held at Elmhurst January 8 through 12 and the retreat between semesters. For Religion and Life Week, two noted speakers were obtained. On Monday, Dr. Douglas V. Steere, Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, spoke in Chapel. Dr. Steere, a Quaker, related some of his experiences in Christian fellowship abroad. He said that 76 Europeans were planning for peace, not war. On Friday of the same week the personality of Dr. Elton Trueblood, author of The Com- mon Ventures of Life was presented. He is Professor of Philosophy at Earlham. His talk was hopeful as he told of a religious re- awakening in the world today. The whole student body was inspired by these men and their messages of hope. After Chapel, many student and faculty members gathered in the lounge of South Hall for in- formal discussions with these religious leaders. The S.C.A. held its retreat between se- mesters at the George Williams College Camp at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. About thirty-five people spent the week-end in fellowship and fun. Rev. Pat Calahan of the Elmhurst Con- gregational Church led the group in discussing the matter of personal faith and conviction. The movie, Pioneers Again, brought home the need for mission work here in America. The entire group found the retreat both relaxing and disturbing. Working in close cooperation with the Stu- dent Christian Association is the Pre-The and Christian Education group. Various programs are presented during the year on different phases of church and social work. Rev. Christopher of Oak Park spoke on recreation and play in the church at one meeting. Mr. Howard Krueger stressed the place of music in a worship service. Dr. Schroeder, President of Eden Seminary ad- dressed the group at an early spring meeting. Dr. Trueblood highlights religious emphasis week with a stimulating discussion with students in South Hall Lounge. f 77 ELM BARK STAFF: FIRST ROW: S. Monsen; J. Lord; B. Becker; N. Dougherty, 1951 editor; A. Greer, 1950 editor; B. Heise, advertising manager; E. Austerman; S. Dammann. SECOND ROW: D. Weller, N. Rewchuck; M. Matsch; J. Porter; I. Kalman; B. Elkin; D. Winger; THIRD ROW: J. Herzfeld; G. Dove; A. Kovacs; B. Mensendiek; J. Search; M. Brandt; G. Jeffers. NOT PICTURED: B. Andrews, business manager; C. Madsen; B. Drechsel; R. Sorenson; B. Reeves; B. Smith; J. Almlof; M. Fujioka; J. Leuhman; C. Kelly. Art Greer, 1950 editor, show ad manager Bill Heise and 1951 editor Norris Dougherty the work envolved. 78 Fridays just aren ' t complete unless the Elm Bark comes out to give every one the news about campus doings, whether they be scho- lastic, sports or social. This year the " Bark " is a new, smaller size, but the pint-size edition has everything the old one had from " Gezzo " on down. In January, Norris Dougherty took over the reins as editor-in-chief when Art Greer com- pleted his term of office. The Elm Bark office is located in the base- ment of Irion Hall and is always bustling with activity. You ' ll find people editing copy, typing- stories, proof-reading, " making up " the paper, checking and rechecking before the " Bark " can be " put to bed " . The paper serves a double purpose at the college. It offers good experience for would-be reporters or anyone interested in any phase of journalism. It also keeps everyone up to date on campus news. ELMS STAFF ■ FIRST ROW: Rita Koch, Joan Johanning, Arlene Trnka, Don Gabler, Sparky Warehime, Helen Holzkamper Danny Frasier, Don Crusius, SECOND ROW: Jane Garver, Shirley Rickson, Ros Hoefer .Carol Eilrich PetiKV Parker Kay Abele. THIRD ROW: Alice Mueller, Lois McNamara, John Trnka, Joyce Koch, Bob Mensendiek Louis Eitenmiller. FOURTH ROW: John Nelson, George Wright. NOT PICTURED: Carol Ramsey. a m5 Year after year the members of the Elms staff work to produce a yearbook of quality and in this 1950-51 scholastic year of difficult and perplexing problems they have done it again. For those who spent long hours writing- copy, assembling and collecting material and pictures and doing make-up work it was a series of anxieties followed by fun in a seem- ingly never-ending cycle, never to be forgotten. In making up this annual it has been the staff ' s aim to bring back to the reader turning over these pages in months and years to come, the same types of anxieties, anticipation and fun that you encountered in the work and activities of the year, recalling the excitement before a big dance, the futility of cramming for that exam and the anticipation on the opening night of the theater production. Very sincerely have they all worked to make these things come to life again. Proudly looking at the 1951 ELM ' S Cover— Arlene Trnka, assistant editor Joan Johanning, associate editor; Don Gabler, editor; Sparky Warehime, assistant editor. Wis Pita J(oA ELMS COURT To Tyrone Power went the honor of selecting the 1951 ELMS Queen and Court. From photo- graphs of the top .six girls of the student-body votes Mr. Power graciously made these selections. He chose Helen Holzkamper as queen. Helen is a language major in her Sophomore year and ccming from Chicago. His selections for the ELMS Court were Rita Koch and Arlene Trnka. Rita is a Sophomore and comes from St. Paul. Arlene is a Junior and is from Chicago. Both girls plan to teach after graduating from Elmhurst. It is with pride that the ELMS presents these girls as the 1951 ELMS Queen and Court. 80 KLMS Ql ' KKN 81 The " New Dorm " — was not yet to be entered, but soon to take its place among the other campus buildings. South Hall — home of campus coeds. C celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of co-education at Elmhurst, The Women ' s Union began its social season with a tea honor- ing Dean Staudt. Besides the traditional co-educational func- tions of Sadie Hawkins and the Semi-formal Coed Dance, they initiated the Christmas and Spring Tea Dances, which were attended by many men and women. The enthusiastic faces of the " adopted children " and their " practice parents " assured the " W.U. " that its efforts and the work of assisting organizations to give the children a Mrs. Herrmann, house mother of the campus girls. night of " fun, food and funny-business " were successful. Instead of regular business meetings, the " W.U. " , of which every woman student is a member held " Koffe Klatsches. " The women were grateful to the Woman ' s Auxiliary for the stunning redecoration of Room 27. lAJomen 6 1 1 hi on WOMEN ' S UNION: SEATED: June Adler, Helen Holzkamper, Treasurer, Ruth Boyer, Vice-President, Mary Lou Lee President Maryls Wilman, Secretary, Miss Staudt. STANDING: Ethel Wobus, Joy Lord, Milly Bandt, Al Lang. 84 — and the prince and princess lived happily ever after. South Hall, commonly referred to as " The Home of the 10:10 Curfew, " houses the feminine ranks of the campus population. More than a hundred girls live here, peacefully yelling " Quiet Hours " at each other, waiting patiently for a chance to use the new automatic washer, answering the ever-ringing telephones and occasionally playing practical jokes on one another. Heroically trying to keep order in this chaos called dorm life, .Mrs. Lydia Herrmann goes about her duties as housemother. " Mom " , as she is called by the girls, has been at Elmhursl for 1 luce years, during which time she has done her best to make South Hall nunc and more " just like home. " Soul h Hall is democrat ic, ( oo, having a dorm counsel of representatives from each class who shape t he ] i ( dicies if dorm living. South Hall girls, of course, do the usual a mm mi of griping, but they know " they ' ve got it good. " 85 Anyone on campus who has the camera " bug " may become a member of the Camera Club, commonly called " The Shutter- bugs. " The club spends its time and money taking pictures for the Elm Bark, the Elms and for their beautiful display in the Student Union. The recent addition of a dark room located in South Hall has added to the opportunities for actual experiences in photography for the club members. Here, in well-equipped quarters, the " bugs " reap the fruits of their own labor. During the past year the officers of the Camera Club have been Bill Marshall, presi- dent, Stanley Gudmunson, vice-president, Robert Hoth, secretary and John Nelson, publicity. Mr. Donald Rosback of the Chem- istry Department serves as advisor. Cambell ' s Concentration Camp — home of C.C.C. boys. Many freshmen must spend their first year at Elmhurst living in a swimming pool instead of a dormitory. The Gym Annex was built as a pool, but the crowded housing condi- tions made its conversion necessary. Although the problem of noise is ever- present due to the thin partitions, the men who live here declare that the fun and fellowship outweigh the difficulties. Mr. Harry Campbell serves as " house- mother " to the men. Harold Koch rules the roost as Annex President. His duty is to pre- serve unity and cooperation. The lounge of the " pool-hall " is the scene of many bull-sessions and card games. Yes, the Annex is an experience and education in itself. CAMERA CLUB: Bill Marshall, president; Stan Gudmunson, vice-president; John Nelson, publicity. NOT PICTURED: Robert Hoth, secretary. 86 THE " SHACKS " — home of veterans. The recreation for a quiet evening — " Your move, Herb. Veteran J ouSin 9 Two almost unknown residential groups on campus were those fellows living in the " Barracks " and the Lodge. The " Veteran ' s Housing " , " Barracks " , or " Shacks " as they are more affectionately known, were the residences of over twenty veterans at the far western end of the campus. The long hike to and from classes, through all sorts of inclement weather conditions, was more than compensated by the rich heritage of fellowship, recreation and study left by previous members of the clan. The Lodge, under the leadership of " Pope " Harley Tretow, housed nearly twenty upper classmen whose building location was at the most southern tip of campus. " Otil V one chance , Al " — here ' s hoping it ' s a ripe orange. THE LODGE — home of twenty upper classmen. 87 THE COMMONS n ur3e en i don ' t feel so well today — better go see the nurse. " For any pain from head to toe, Nurses Anna Treude and Dor othy Rosdail, are ready to help and to open up the neat white cabinet to find a " pink pill. " Dispensary hours are held regularly each day and one of the nurses is always available for emergency call. When a contagious case arises, the patient is confined to the infirmary. So cheery are the newly redecorated infirmary rooms, that rest in them almost makes sickness worth-while. It is good to know, when illness strikes that the two capable R.N. ' s are on hand to give aid and comfort. Wherever you go, food is indispensable; at Elmhurst College it is more than in- dispensable—it ' s a major part of living. To provide varied meals to the hungry hordes of students, to keep the inevitable grip- ing at a minimum, an efficient kitchen staff works long and hard. Heading the crew is Inga Albright— a die- tician not only capable, but also very attractive. At five o ' clock each morning Mrs. ( " Ma " ) Wagner, rises to begin preparing the breakfasts that will start the students ' days right. Mrs. Martha Ladiges and Mrs. Margaret Davidson work through the day helping to make meals satisfactory and prompt. Inga and her staff deserve cheers for the handling of a tough job. KITCHEN CREW: Mrs. Davidson, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Ladiges. 88 THE LIBRARY •j Center of learning of the College is the Library, a modest building between Old Main and South Hall which houses the Memorial Library Collection. From 7:45 in the morning to 9:30 at night— from the second floor stacks to the periodical room in the basement - one finds an at- mosphere that lends itself to the assiduous research of the thesis-writer as well as the more casual, social aspects of studying. The whirl of the pencil sharpener, the scrap- ing of shoes, the humming of thoughts— these characterize the library. It is literally im- possible for the appearance of the reading rooms to become monotonous, for the tables and floor stacks are frequently rearranged. This, along with the varied displays on the bulletin board in the lobby, creates a feeling of refreshing diversity. The smoothness and efficiency with which the Library is run are a testimony to the skill of Miss Nellie Rose Stickle whose adeptness in dealing with people equals that in administrat- ing library policies. Miss Stickle is assisted by two full-time staff members; Mrs. Lois Dailey and Mrs. O. Hoffman. Twelve student as- sistants complete the corps of librarians. Library Basement— where the intellectuals meet for a quiet evening of cramming, concentration and researc 89 KRANZ HALL ' lyf. -Store The Student Union Store has disappeared ! " The news spread around the campus like wild-fire as shocked students dashed to their 8:00 classes. An atomic bomb might as well have hit the college because without the S.U., the school was missing its right arm. What would the campus be like without that refuge of relaxation and refreshment? No more endless card games of pinochle or bridge; no more sitting in front of the T.V. set hour after hour watching baseball, boxing, or wrestling; no more gabbing over steaming cups of coffee about profs, tests, the opposite. No more seeing Eileen Etherton ' s smiling face as she patiently puts up with all of the pranks and pastimes, and keeps on serving wonderful sandwiches and shakes. Yes, it is impossible to imagine the campus of Elmhurst College without the S.U. The S.U. Lounge — place to study, easy chairs and sofas. VII Home of carefree capers, coffee and good conversation. Welcoming students to rest or to study is the Student Union Lounge in Kranz Hall. Attractively furnished with comfortable sofas, easy chairs, and card tables, the lounge pro- vides relaxing surroundings for bridge, canasta, or pinochle games, or for just talking. Ambitious students, with well-developed concentration ability, are often seen writing themes, memorizing, or, solving math prob- lems in the midst of the bedlam. They also serve as conscience-prodders for the less in- dustrious. Late in the afternoon, when the regular in- habitants have gone home the Kranz Hall Lounge is the scene of periodic meetings of the Student Union Cabinet and of dance-planning committees. Important issues are decided within Lounge walls when nominating com- mittees meet, or ballots are counted. The S.U. Lounge plays an important part in the life of Elmhurst. The Wired Radio System of Elmhurst, under the management of Phil Gruenke and Jack Schneider, expanded and increased its services to the campus this year. The staff decided to cut down broadcasting time, and make all programs of professional quality. Quiz shows, dramas, news, sports, disc jockeys were heard from studios in Kranz Hall during the year. Following the purchase of a tape recorder, members of the staff recorded football and basketball games away from home. These were then rebroadcast. At the end of the first semester Jack Sch- neider took over Phil Gruenke ' s position as a station manager. Don Crusius replaced Jack as assistant manager, and Hank Scholz was named business manager, Myron Low ' s former spot. Much of the credit for interest in the station must go to the sports stall under Jim Cody. Augie Wirkus takes over Jim ' s job. Although those who tune in the college station find it very entertaining, the students participating seem to derive just as much enjoyment as the listeners, and take a pride in being affiliated with the Intercollegiate Broad- casting System. With the help of Mr. Harry Campbell as faculty advisor the student broadcasting sta- tion went to great pains in producing realistic dramas which different groups produced each week. Much time was spent with the wire recorder throughout the town trying to capture necessary sound effects needed for these needed for these weekly plays. Trains arriving at the station and automobiles coming to a sudden stop were only a couple of the many effects recorded. With Jack Schneider and Don Crusius at the head for the next semester, the station has another successful year to look forward to. W.f?.S.£. WRSE 1 BOTTOM ROW: R. Kurotsuehi; G. Crusius; M. Mueller; J. Cody; M. Troike; B. Smith. STANDING: B. Williams; J. Almlof; E. Lamborn; J. Gehlert, P. Gruenke, director; J. Schneider, assistant director; W. Fieber; D. Crusius; A. Vandermar; T. Cams. The German Club under the guidance of Miss Anna Ziak, provided several inte- resting evenings during the school year. Miss Ingeborg Dipple, an Elmhurst student from Germany, spoke to the club, " auf Deutsch, " about her home, family and customs. This experience was valuable to club members as it gave them a chance to translate conversa- tional German. Bill Marshall entertained at a later meeting by showing the movies he took while visiting- Germany and Austria in the summer of 1949. The club presented " Kriepenspiel " for their Christmas party. Miss Dipple portrayed Mary and Harley Tretow was Joseph. After the play, Miss Ziak served delicious refreshments. Doctor Walter Wadepuhl told of his trips to Germany in 1936 and showed slides to illustrate his journeys. Barbara Wahl served the club as President. Helen Holzkamper was Vice-President and Rex Meyer was Secretary-Treasurer. Elmhurst College, one of the few schools in the country which offers courses in Hungarian, has an active Hungarian Club. Membership in the club was formerly re- stricted to students of Hungarian descent; but recently the group decided to welcome member- ship anyone who wished to attend. The regular meetings were held on the first Monday of each month. Each year the Hungarian Club undertakes one large project. In past years, this has usually been a play, which the members practiced to perfection, then took out on tour, performing at many of the Hungarian churches in Ohio and Indiana. The 1950-51 project was different. Club members worked hard preparing a monthly newspaper, which it sent out to all the Hun- garian congregations. The club members and the receivers of the paper both benefitted from the activity. Students wearing the Hungarian Club blue jacket make a real contribution to campus life. Cjerman unitarian GERMAN CLUB OFFICERS: Barbara Wahl, presi- dent; Helen Holzkamper, vice-president; Miss Ziak, advisor. NOT PICTURED: Rex Meyer, secretary- treasurer. HUNGARIAN CLUB: FIRST ROW: M. Victor; I. Kolozv. SECOND ROW: G. Malasics, secretary- treasurer; I. Kalman. THIRD ROW: G. Nagy; D. Ahrendt; D. Babjak; C. Kereszturi, president; B. Nagy; %A. Kovacs, vice-president. 92 PHILOSOPHY CLUB OFFICERS: D. Engelsdorfer, vice-president; A. Voile, program chairman; A. Greeir president; D. Hempenius, publicity. NOT PICTURED D. Thompson, secretary-treasurer. FT A CLUB OFFICERS: SEATED: R. Willuweit, president; STANDING: B. Morgan, vice-president; V. Rheinhold, historian-librarian; S. Southon, secretary- treasurer; Dean Staudt, advisor. pa Through its monthly meetings, the Phil- osophy Club has endeavored to explore the relationship of philosophy to the fields of ■economics, science, politics and mathematics. Under the leadership of Dr. Halfter, the club presented programs consisting of speakers fol- lowed by enlightening group discussions. Mrs. Halfter led a discussion concerning the relative values of corporate capitalism versus democratic collectivism, and Mr. Baumgart discussed the field of cybernetics, one of the new discoveries of physicists and mathe- maticians. Rev. Schade discussed the early beginnings of our faith from a philosophical standpoint. Art Greer served the club as president for the 1950-51 school year. Delvin Engelsdorfer was vice-president, Dorothy Thompson was the secretary-treasurer and Dick Hempenius took care of publicity. Al Voile was in charge ■of programs. The school year of 1950-51 has been a banner one for the Elmhurst College chapter of the Future Teachers of America, The chapter was awarded the Gold medal and was placed on the Victory honor roll by the N.E.A. for increased membership for the year. The club also had the good fortune of having many interesting speakers at their monthly meetings. During the year the club provides the pros- pective teachers with the opportunity to meet and listen to prominent and worthwhile per- sonalities of the teaching profession. This year Ave had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Turner, superintendent of elementary schools in Elm- hurst .Miss Highley, exchange 1 teacher from England; Mr. Gills, education teacher at Elm- hurst ( ' ollege; Mrs. Jones and Miss ( !hrisman, Spanish and English instructors respectfully al Elmhurst College. Also, during the year the FTA met and entertained Mr. Black, a repre- sentative from the North Central accrediting Associat ion. 93 SCIENCE CLUB OFFICERS: SEATED: D. Thomp- son, secretary. STANDING: D. Hanscom, vice- president; A. Graham, treasurer; J. Cody, president. -Science Under the capable leadership of its officers, Jim Cody, president; Don Hanscom, vice- president; Dorothy Thompson, secretary; and Art Graham, treasurer, the Science Club ex- perienced another fruitful year. Faculty members provided several programs. Professor Kommes spoke to the club on " The Role of Natural Sciences in the Liberal Arts Curriculum. " Later, Arthur Diez, a student majoring in biology, told the club of his experi- ences during the summer at the University of Michigan ' s Biology Station. As the first se- mester closed, the Science Club members enjoyed a field trip to the Pure Oil Company laboratories in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where they saw interesting applications of techniques learned in the college laboratories. Dr. Harvey DeBruine spoke to the club early in the second semester on " The Correlation Between Science and Religion. " Before spring vacation, the Science Club heard Dr. Joseph Royce, director of the Argonne National Laboratories, a division of the government ' s Atomic Energy Commission. Mr. John Baum- gart lectured on the " Mathematics of Rela- tivity " , rounding out a successful year. FRENCH CLUB: SEATED: R. Kurotsuchi, A. Pettee L. Warson, P. Hoffman, secretary-treasurer; J. Cody. STANDING: P. Schmidt, president; Mr. Clark, advisor; H. Fischer. rencii This year the French Club was under the presidency of Philip Schmidt and had as faculty advisor Mr. Clark. For the job of secretary-treasurer, Pat Hoffman filled the position. Under these capable leaders the Le Cercle Francais continued as one of the active language clubs on campus. They planned many programs which would help make the members of the club better acquainted with the language and customs of the French people. Their meetings were held in the French language and the programs were built around various French themes with the hope of creat- ing an interest in the French language and customs. After the discussion, the group usually participated in the planned French games and in the singing of different French songs. Mr. Clark, with his many stories made the club meetings an event which the students could look forward to. 94 A smile from Stech and Marty as they add up the bill. All students sooner or later join the trek to the Bookstore. Here are offered stationery and supplies as well as the necessary- textbooks for all courses. During the past year the limited furnishings have been rearranged and augmented to speed up and improve the store ' s services to the students. A new feature is the self-service racks for notebooks, fillers, stationery, pencils, ink and other supplies. Many new books and pamphlets for general reading as well as out- line series and " Great Books " editions have been added to the regular stock. The store is owned by the College and operated on a non-profit basis as a convenience to the students. Some students may earn a part of their expenses by working in the Bookstore. This year ' s employees included Reinhold Abele, Molly Mernitz, Marty Ostenkamp, George Wright and Elmer Stecher ( " Stech " ), manager. ore Speech C ii inic Working in connection with the training program set up at Elmhurst College the speech clinic offers an opportunity for speech majors to have supervised clinical practice. The main purpose of the clinic, however, is to provide for students and members of the com- munity who have speech difficulty service in diagnosis and correction whenever possible. This clinic was organized four years ago and with new equipment is able to be of more and more help. It works with both hearing and speech disorders. The problems which arc handled in the clinic cover a very wide range and are handled by therapy for simple substitu- tion of one sound for another, stuttering, voice problems and organic disorders of various types leading to speech difficulties. Both children and adults are accepted mak- ing an enrollment of almost forty persons. Betty Bast gets clinical practice working with Marge 95 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: Mr. William Koshews J il?lic delations Kranz Hall is the home of the Office of Public Relations. Mr. William Koshewa, a ' 44 gradu- ate, took over as Director of Public Relations in January, 1951. His primary duty is to promote the interests of the college. Mr. Koshewa ' s work as Director of Admissions takes him to youth groups and high schools to interest students in Elmhurst. He also is acting Alumni Secretary and helps in editing the " Voice of Old Main. " ENGINEERS: Paul Hein, Roy Wiemerslage. MAINTEN Betty OFFICE SECRETARY: Miss Jayne Beckman. Miss Jayne Beckman is Mr. Koshewa ' s secretary. Miss Beckman supplies prospective students with information, in addition to handling all the clerical duties of the office. She also handles the alumni dues, as well as being responsible for circulation of the " Voice. " Mr. Lester Brune, ' 48, is the Admissions Counselor and field representative for the college. His work takes him into the homes of prospective students. m ainienance c rew ANCE CREW: Emil VonderOhe, Pete Meyer, Berl Mooney, Mooney. CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: An honest efforl by enthused students, Old Main al night, winter view of campus from Old Main, slow beginning of new men ' s dorm, Hag lowered as sign of defeat in homecoming game, ice was too much for the new baseball backstop, school closed by students because of " moral " victory in homecoming game, familiar powerhouse smoke stack. 97 THE GYM - the center for sports of each season — then for Aveekend contrast, dances and plays. Co-captains Walter Rock and Larry Tilly with Coach Kastrinos. Lettermen Doyle, Baker, Neimes, Plaunt, Fieber, MacKenzie, Stendel, Johnson, Joens, Schultz, Wirkus, and co-captains Tilly and Rock, formed the nucleus for head Coach Kastrinos ' 1950 football team. Kastrinos was assisted by coaches Rosback, Langhorst, and Thompson. Reserves from last year ' s team and freshmen augmented the squad that was to win three and lose five games. The team opened the season on September 30, with a 21-12 win over Eureka College at Eureka. The Jays, behind 12-6 at half-time, completely outplayed the Red Devils in the last thirty minutes. Eureka scored first on a sustained 62-yard drive following the opening kickoff. Two Elmhurst freshmen collaborated to tie the score. Ken Baker heaved a scoring pass to Jack Koster, the play going 55 yards. The home club scored in the second period on an aerial to lead at half time. Early in the third tbail Stonewall Fieber goes over guard through rapidly closing hole opened up by Gittings and Bunch in the Carthage line. quarter, quarterback Baker flipped a 14-yard pass to Tilly for a touchdown. Koster con- verted, and Elmhurst led 13-12. Augie Wirkus nailed an opponent in his own end zone for a safety and two points. In the closing minutes, Leo Plaunt snaked 6 yards for the Jay ' s final tally, making the count 21-12. The next two games proved bitter medicine for the blue and white. North Central domi- nated the tilt on their home field and romped to a 52-0 victory. The Jays ' first home opponent was the Wheaton Crusader eleven. Played to a stand- still for one quarter, Wheaton broke loose to trounce a tired Elmhurst team 73-7. After an early Crusader score, the Jays recovered a fumble and scored on a pass— Baker to Doyle. Koster converted to tie the score 7-7. Then Wheaton ' s heavier, faster team exploded. Rockford, Illinois, was the scene of the high point of the Elmhurst season as the blue and white stunned Augustana in a great defensive game, 7-6. Going 54 yards in nine plays, Elmhurst took an early 7-0 lead. Augie scored in the second quarter, but missed the extra point. Taylor, Gittings, Fieber, Bendigkeit, Bunch, Rock, and the rest of the linemen withstood thrust after thrust in the second half to protect the slim margin of victory. Concordia ' s Coujars nipped Elmhurst ' s bid for a homecoming victory, pushing across a TD in the final two minutes to win 19 to 18. A Baker-to-Schultz pass scored in the first quarter. The extra point was blocked; Con- cordia scored twice, converting once. Abbs went over for Elmhurst. Again the point was missed, making the score 13-12 at the half. The Jays grabbed the lead on Jack Ross ' plunge, and held it until Shaeffer dashed 25 yards to crush the homecomers hope for victory. The eleven then dropped two close con- ference games. Illinois College scored twice in the first quarter and went on to win 13-6. Carthage spotted the Jays a touchdown, but FOOTBALL TEAM : BOTTOM ROW: B. Taylor, B. MacKenzie, J. Doyle, co-captain L. Tilly, co-captain W. Rock, C Davey C Neimes B. Abbs. SECOND ROW: F. Petru, H. Bendigkeit, D. Meyers, M. Baker, D. Schultz, A. Joens W ' Schatz A. Graham. THIRD ROW: J. Krieter, K. Baker, J. Ross, J. Koster, D. Gittings, A. Sullivan, J. Pelka ' X Bunch. FOURTH ROW: R. Stendel, R. Wheeler, H. Koch, B. Winter, B. Moenkhaus, G. Niemann, T Richards, A. Wirkus. TOP ROW: Coach Kastrinos, L. Plaunt, J. Heise, Manager R. Ottesen, R. Obermeyer, G. Olsson, H. Mullins, C. Grubb. ! 1 1 1 came back to win, 12-6. Both games were at Elmhurst. Harold Bendigkeit suffered a fractured leg in the Illinois College game and was out for the rest of the season. After the Blue Jays ' two touchdowns, Baker threw to Wirkus, for the Jays ' only score. In the Carthage game, an early lead produced by Schatz ' s pass to Wirkus failed to stand up. Elmhurst line play was of top notch quality in both these games. The Blue Jays closed the season with a 25-21 win over Rose Poly a+ Terre Haute, Indiana. Elmhurst displayed their best offensive form of the season, moving on the ground as well as in the air. Bert Abbs led the team to victory from his quarter-back post. Koch captures Ken Baker ' s aerial in the Carthage game. CARTHAGE CONCORDIA Ross barrels through off tackle for seven yards in the thrilling and disappointing homecoming game. Only three lettermen, Don Seiler, Duke Larson and Ray Dankel answered Coach Bob Thompson ' s call to the basketball wars. Augie Wirkus, Armin Bizer, Dowie Schultz, Chuck Seiler and Art Graham reported from last year ' s reserves. Jack Hill, Harold Lueh- ring, Otto Bassler and Claire Grubb, donned Elmhurst uniforms for the first time. When the first game of the season rolled around, Thompson has fashioned a quintet that was to start slowly and improve as the season progressed. Captain Don Seiler was to mark his name in the record book as the highest scorer for one season in Elmhurst history, with 393 points, and to finish second in the College Conference of Illinois with a 22.5 average. The Jays dropped six tilts before coming up with their win over Aurora College at Aurora, 66-57. Previously, they had lost to Concordia, Wheaton, Augustana, Millikin, Chicago Captain DonSeilergets low-down from CoachThompson. It ' s a high jump for the rebound. Hill sprints forwards to swipe ball. Ray Dankel moves high in the air for attempt at rebound Teachers and Illinois College. The blue and white five followed up with an overtime victory over Carthage, 68-60. Seiler hit 27 points and Dankel 16 to lead the scoring in their first Conference win. After a conference loss to Lake Forest, the entire Jay team collaborated to bomb Aurora 94-48, shattering the school ' s varsity scoring record. Seiler had 17, Danker 14, and Frank Nejedly, a transfer student playing his first game, hit for 12. Bizer, Wirkus, Hill and Larson were other important scorers. RThe team then beat a rough, scrappy Mis- sion House five on our home floor, 52-48. Despite Seiler ' s steady scoring and Dankel ' s re- bounding, Wesleyan, Chicago Teachers and North Central, dealt the Jays three defeats. North Central ' s Hoffman sank a last minute basket to win for the Cardinals 65-63. Augustana tripped Elmhurst 62-57, but the five bounced back the next night to whip Carthage, 65-58, as Captain Seiler racked up 25 points. Elmhurst ' s third Conference win came at the expence of North Central on the Elmhurst floor. The Jays rushed to a 49-27 i ashetbail BASKETBALL TEAM: KNEELING: J. Hill, A. Bizer, D. Seiler (Captain), D. Larson C. Seiler. STANDING: L. Eitenmiller (Manager), F. Nejedely, A. Wirkus, R. Dankle, D. Schulz, H. Luerhing, Coach Thomson. Don Seiler takes another of his favorite shots which enabled him to get over thirty points in the Wheaton game. i ashetball half-time lead, then hung on to win 85 to 78. Seiler again led the scoring with 26 points. Nejedly had 20 and Jack Hill, 11. The Wheaton Crusaders next invaded our court, and proved too strong for the Elmhurst quintet, winning 89 to 73. Led by Hill and Dankel, the team rallied in the second half, but Wheaton ' s height and shooting accuracy won out. Don Seiler scored 30 to nose out Johnson of Wheaton for second place in the scoring race behind Scott Steagall of Millikin. Johnson had 21. Elmhurst closed the season with a winning effort against Concordia. The Blue Jays won a see-saw battle 64 to 57 to avenge an earlier loss to the Cougars. Nejedly and Seiler had 19 points apiece, while Dankel chipped in 12. The basketeers won seven games and lost twelve. They finished seventh in the C.C.I, with three wins and seven defeats. Seiler scored 225 points in conference play, Dankel had 109, Hill, 72, Nejedly, 67, Wirkus, 51, Luehring, 34 and Larson, 32. Bizer, Schultz, Chuck Seiler, Grubb and Bassler also con- tributed. J. V. BASKETBALL TEAM: KNEELING: W. Kasper, F. Mattheeussen, J. Belza, R. Mernitz. STANDING: O. Bassler, F. Loichinger, A. Graham, E. Brueggeman, W. Siebert. in.. Captain Don Seiler and Coach Pete Langhorst. The Elmhurst baseball team split their College Conference of Illinois games last season, winning four while dropping four. The first practice session found such veter- and as Clyde Weber, Dick Branding, Joe Meyers, Bob Manley, Wally Solberg, Don Seiler and Russ Boeger reporting for another baseball season. Also fighting for positions were Siebert, Guentlmer, Potts, Ottesen, Mueller, Thomas, Larson, Kurotsuchi, Wasnick, Tisci, Cody and Sorenson. After dropping four and winning one in pre- conference play, the Jays opened the league race with a 6-4 win over Illinois College. Seiler, Solberg and Meyers paced the attack. Manley went all the way to register his first win. Elmhurst then dropped a double-header to Augustana; 14 errors helping the Vikings to win, 14-6 and 11-4. The Jays split with Carthage, winning 11-2 after losing 6-3. Wheaton fell, but North Central pounded out a 14-7 win. Elmhurst whipped Milikin. BASEBALL TEAM: FIRST ROW: G. Olson, K. Kay, N. Bunch, J. Cody, R. Kurosuchi SECOND ROW: K. Baker, R. W. Smith, R. Warskow, A. Southon, W. Shannon. THIRD ROW: R. Mueller, W. Siebert, R. Branding, J. Grady, H. Luehring, Coach Langhorst. L06 For the second year in a row Elmhurst could boast of it ' s cross country team. Led by three lettermen, Williams, Lenhart and Eitenmiller, the squad consisted of Albright, Fierabend, Dimmig, and Mattheeussen. Wil- liams turned in remarkable times all season, setting a record of 17:08 for the 3.2 mile course in the final meet of the year. The team opened the season rather slowly, losing to North Central on a muddy, rain- soaked course by 20-35, losing to Concordia by 26-31, and absorbing its only real beating of the year from the Illini of Navy Pier, taking a blustery, cold 17-44 defeat. For Homecoming, the hardrunning harriers turned in a neat 20-29 victory over Carrol, and followed it up with a 26-31 win over Lyons Junior College. A little overconfident, Elmhurst was upset by Wright Junior College 20-35 the following week. In the final meet of the year a determined Jay team romped to a 21-37 win over Carthage. George Williams pulling for a first for Elmhurst. CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: BOTTOM ROW: J. Cody, B. Dimmig, B. Lenhart, L. Eitenmiller, F. Mattheeussen. TOP ROW: Coach Thompson, M. Albright, J. Craine, E. Hoemister, H. Feierabend, G. Williams. TENNIS TEAM: KNEELING: George Wright, Michael Gass. STANDING: Professor Arends, Warren Winkler, Tom Wosikowski, Bob Mesendiek, Frank Overman, Sparky Warehime, Dan Meyer. Tennis Coach Arends and Captain Harold Warehime. Soon after the snow and ice leave the courts, the Elmhurst tennis team takes over. Last year under the coaching of Mr. C. C. Arends, the net men gained experience that should pay- off this year, as well as winning a few matches. Leading the team was Lester Gorbics, a senior from Elyria, Ohio. Gorbics ' good net play and hard smashes brought the Jays numerous wins. Richard Thomas, Junior from Elmhurst, gave the squad much needed experi- ence. The 1950 season brought a very promising- freshman to the tennis wars. Harold " Sparky " Warehime from Hanover, Pa. earned a place on the courts with his tricky, smashing serve and a lot of hard work. Harold won the Elmhurst tennis tournament in the fall. Warren Winkler, a junior from Battle Creek, Michigan and his careful, steady game held down the other regular position. ins GOLF TEAM: SEATED: John Williams, Reinhardt Schoppe, Lawrence Thon, Bob Williams. STANDING: Henry Scholz, Clyde Hippard, Jerry Hayes, Bob Wheeler. Shooting steady, of times brilliant golf, the Elmhurst links team brought the College Conference of Illinois championship to Elm- hurst. Paced by Harry Lavin, the team mem- bers were, in addition to Lavin, the Williams twins, John and Bob, Wally Bizer, Cal Fischer, and Reinhardt Schoppe. The team blasted away at par while hanging up victories over such schools as Lake Forest, Wheaton, Illinois Tech and Navy Pier. All previous wins were forgotten, however, when they teed off in the College Conference of Illinois match at North Central. The entire golfing season is only a conditioner for that afternoon. The Jays proved their mettle by winning the Conference golf title, and bringing a trophy home to Elmhurst. The Jays appeared strong for the coming season with John and Bob Williams and Schoppe returning to tee off for another season. Then the new 1951 season opened and to the squad was added three additional freshmen. They were Hank Scholz, Jerry Hayes, and Robert Wheeler, all of whom make the future of the team look bright. The Sophomores of the group were Clyde Hippard and Lawrence Thon who when united with the returning veterans of the previous year composed a very well t rained team. Golf is a relatively new sport for the Elm- hurst campus as ii was discontinued during the war. It did not take long, however, for the golfers to gel a high rating within the con- ference. II the interest remain- within the group ;l it ha- for ihc past lew years then Elmhursl may look forward to many more years with as much success as was earned in 1950 to 1951 . The Elmhurst track team, often matched with much larger schools, could not avoid a losing season. They did, however, perform well against colleges of equal size. Duke Larson led the squad, competing in both the high jump and pole vault. Mac- Kenzie and Lenhart were other Elmhurst high jumpers. The task of heaving the shot and the discus rests on the strong shoulders, arms and wrists of Tilly and Whitaker. Erickson, Seilor and Dinner tested their skills in the high and low hurdles. Norm Jones and Leo Plaunt hurl the javelin for the Jays. Cowan and Thomas represented Elmhurst in the short dashes. The longer runs were handled by Fieber and Fierabend, per- forming in the 440, and Williams in the half- mile. Seiler and Plaunt were the broad jumpers, and Fierabend, Fieber, Williams and Erickson ran the mile relay. Losing only Jones and Fieber by graduation, the Elmhurst cindermen should be much stronger this year. TRACK TEAM: KNEELING: R. Dimmig, D. Meyer. SEATED: H. Fierabend, C. Davev, W. Fieber, R. Lenhart, L. Tilly, F. Roberts. STANDING: R. Bonner, M. Jennings, T. Morril, J. Sandall, D. Larson, F. Loichinger, A. Vandermar, G. Williams, Coach Thomson. 110 Racing for glory in the 220 yard race at the Elmhurst Intercollegiate Invitational track meet. Loyola University captured the team title in the sixteenth annual Elmhurst Inter- collegiate Invitational track meet held here Saturday May 13, 1950. The Ramblers from Chicago wrested the crown from Wheat on ' s Crusaders. Twenty colleges from four states entered a total of 265 athletes. Conrardy and Kelly led their team to victory, Conrardy breaking the half mile record and Kelly smash- ing the two mile mark. Germann of Wheaton broke his own record in the 220 yard low hurdles while the teammate Peterson cracked his own shot put record. Loyola, scoring heavily in the track events, amassed 44 points. Wheaton was the only challenger with 37. DeKalb, DePaul and Ma- comb colleges rounded out the first five. Miss Virginia West was elected Queen of the Invitational. Serving Miss West in her court were Joan Johanning, Marianna I hmcliack, Charlotte Krivulka and Mary Kane. .Javelin thrower racks up points with 200 foot throw 1 Every Thursday night you can see an enthusiastic group of girls gathering at the gym for Women ' s Intramurals. Every Thurs- day night that is, except for those nights when there are plays, basketball, or any number of things to keep the girls out. In spite of the little time alloted them each week, the coeds manage to have organized seasons for volleyball, basketball, archery, badminton, Softball and one big season of friendly rivalry and fun. The girls ' class teams help the men ' s intramural class teams ac- cumulate points toward the intramural champ- ionship. Besides helping her class fight for this championship, each girl is eligible to be awarded a letter after she has accumulated 500 points. If she plays on a class team, she gets 50 points. If she is a substitute, she gets 25 points. If her team wins the tournament, she gets 25 points extra. She also earns 15 points for par- ticipation. These letters are prized highly be- cause they represent a great accomplishment. This year Miss Maude (Teach) Johnson ap- pointed Adrienne Lang to be the student leader of intramurals and to represent women ' s sports on the Women ' s Union Cabinet. Adri- enne helps " Teach " organize the tournaments and keep the records of the points earned. This year the junior women took the lead in the intramural class race taking a first in both volleyball and basketball. Along with " Teach " various men from varsity squads act as referees. In spite of the friendly gripes received from the players he also gets a thrill out of the games. The thing that each girl seems to remember best about Women ' s Intramurals is that good exhausted feeling she has after an hour of exercise and laughter. It ' s a welcome relief from study. If you don ' t believe, just ask the girls. l Uomen 3 trci miirci h A Thursday night session with both active, strenuous games and more quiet gymnastics as an " easy " pyramid building. 112 These varsity appearing Sophomores and Seniors match their skills only to end the ' 50 season with a tie for third. Wm : J. Some of the most fierce competition on cam- pus arises in men ' s intramural sports. Every man, except varsity team members, has an opportunity to represent his class in soft- ball, track, football, and basketball. The sports program is organized and sup ervised by coaches Thompson, Langhorst, and Kastrinos. The Seniors and the Freshmen battled for the track championship with the Seniors hav- ing the edge in the final tabulation. The ' 50 class had 783 points, the Freshmen, 07 , with the Juniors and Sophs far behind with 333 2 an d 23 points respectively. Don Denzler was a triple winner for the Freshmen, running away with the mile, 2 mile, and 880. The class of ' 50 took advantage of the soft- ball race to assert their athletic prowess for the last time. The Seniors had dominated intra-murals through four years. They whipped the second place Juniors for the sixteen inch tram lira i$ crown. Each class entered one team except the Freshmen who were allowed two. Razzle-dazzle is the word for football be- tween the (dasses. Forward passes may be thrown by anyone from anyplace on the field. The new Seniors continued the pace set by their predecessors, finishing far ahead of the Juniors. However, the .Juniors bounced back in the playoffs to win a hard fought 9-8 con- test from t he Seniors. Basketball came next with the Freshman and Junior teams finishing with identical records of two games won and one lost. The Seniors and Sophomores tied for third place. Regardless of the final outcome of the entire year of the different intramural sports, the thrilling games and the hour- of mental relax- ation more than compensated for the bruises, sore feel , I ired muscles and back ache- suffered by 1 he loyal class pan icipanl s. " E " CLUB OFFICERS: John Williams, secretary- treasurer; Derald Schultz, president; Larry Tilly, vice- president; Bob Williams, secretary-treasurer. " £ " CU One of the more exclusive groups on cam- pus is the E. Club. Only men who have won major letters on Elmhurst varsity teams are eligible for membership. Football, Basket- ball, Baseball, Golf, Track, Cross Country, and Tennis Teams are represented. Dowie Schultz has been president of the " E " men this year. Larry Tilly was vice- president, and John and Bob Williams served the club as secretary-treasurer The men sold programs at all athletic con- tests, but the high point of the year was the initiation of new members. The Cheerleaders and their ever-ready " Come-on-Blue, Come-on- White " pepped up our games again this year. With four vet- eran cheerleaders returning and four new ones being added, the result was a terrific cheer- leading section. Throughout the football and basketball sea- sons, the crowd was given a good chance to yell like mad to back their teams. New cheers were initiated, some old ones were altered, and other old ones took on new life as the pep- raisers kept up the spirit of their Alma Mater. C lteerieadi CHEERLEADERS: TOP ROW: Gloria Luehmann, Ardiene Lang, Marie Troike, Mickey Dunchack, Esther Alter- gott. BOTTOM ROW: Ray Genuske, Mike Low, Fred Meacham, Mamoru Fujioka, Allen Rolmer. 114 The gym, taking on an entirely different character as it ML We were back at school. Ah! September! What a lovely month. I had missed you so much during the summer and kept thinking about all the fun we would have- especially on week-ends — when we got back to school and were together. On September 3G the Juniors had their In- formal. After the dance we knew the year had started out so wonderfully that good times rves the campus as the center of all our socia l events. ends were in store for us all the way to June, and we were right. The Freshmen showed us what talent was in their class on Oct. 7. Remember how we looked forward to that when we were Fresh- men? The next w eek that ever-super E. C. Theatre had their Informal. But that wasn ' t the end,— the very next week on October 21 the " E. " The Christmas dance, held in I.H.A. giving everyone an evening of fun two days before the Christmas holidays began. CHRISTMAS DANCE SADIE HAWKINS Club presented their Informal, and we danced again. We looked forward to the 27th of October with great hope. Would we win the football game and get the day off on Monday? The Homecoming Review had put us in the right spirit for the game. With all our might we wanted to win. Well . . . we only missed it by one point. I had a new dress for the dance the night of Homecoming, you sent me roses. Witches, brooms and ghosts pu1 US in 1 ho Hallowe ' en mood on November 4. The next Saturday night w e laughed at I ho jokes in the minstrel show sponsored by the seniors. They were really a. great class, (weren ' t we) I remember how yon hopefully looked at me when the signs of Sadie Hawkins day came along. I decided to make you suffer a little, so I didn ' t ask you to the dance until the next day! Didn ' t want to play too An evening in November, captured males, :i " ii spol in the hay ;i II helped I o form the Sadie Hawkins Dance. 117 You haven ' t lived until you ' ve adopted an orphan for an evening full of laughs at the annual Women ' s Union Circus. WOMEN ' S UNION CIRCUS hard to get. Li ' l Abners and Daisy Maes made Elmhurst ' s campus a typical Dogpatch. Theatre Productions were good this year and the S.C.A. sponsored several functions after the basketball games which were new and just a lot of fun. Some weekends our finances were a little low and we enjoyed a good record dance after the game. December 13 rolled around mighty quick and here it was time for the Christmas Party already. I.H.A. looked really pretty with the Christmas tree in the center. Pop corn balls and hot chocolate put us in the Holly time mood sure ' nuff ' . After Christmas my chance came again. The Women ' s Union sponsored their annual Co-ed Formal. " Night of Knights " was the theme of the dance and you were truly my Knight, but tell me where was your shining- armor? Final exams over, the whole college relaxed. We let down at the Let-Down Party on Jan- uary 27. On February 17 the gym was turned into a circus grounds as the Women ' s Union spon- sored the annual Circus for the benefit of the children from the orphans homes around this area. Complete with clowns, wild animals (well almost wild), pop corn, balloons and a terrific Big Top, we enjoyed it as much as the two little boys sitting beside us that we adopted for the night. Clean windows, no dust on the door sills- was the motto for February 24. We had Open House on the whole campus. Gals in- spected Irion and the fellows gave South Hall the once over. Good housekeepers, you said. Glad you didn ' t look under the rug. " The Traitor, " who ' s a traitor? No . . . that was the theatre production for March. Applauded till our hands were tired, didn ' t we. Our faculty was really terrific when they joined in making the Student-Faculty show one of the best ever. The month of April finished up with a Sophomore Semi-Formal, a Senior Informal and another Theatre Production. We were johnny on the spot for all three, remember? lis There ' s nothing like a picnic and there could never be any like the wonderful S. U. picnic. That was in May. Then it came, the night of all nights, the Junior Prom. A picture in my memory book shows a gal in a formal and a guy in a tux. I still remember the dreamy melody of our favorite song. You sent me orchids. That was a very special night. The rest of May seemed to slip by so quickly it made my head swim. There was Honors Day and then the Spring Concert. Then the school year was over. It ended on a major chord; the harmony was such as I have never heard. We will always remember together the week-ends of 1950-51. WINTER WEEKENDS Winter weekends- the Christmas play produced by the German Club and many evenings of ice skating at Wilder Park. Three cheers for the Women ' s Union campus decorations, a typical example of the many original ideas displayed. J , omecomui 9 Perhaps I should introduce myself before I begin. You ' re all familiar with my face, but you might not know my name. I ' m the clock in Old Main ' s tower. I ' ve seen a lot of Homecomings since I was put up in 1887 — twenty-seven to be exact— but the one this year beats any I ever saw. Let me tell you a little bit about it. When I struck 12:30 on Friday, October 27, 1950, classes adjourned for the balance of the week, and the harem-scarem, pell-mell mad- house, which characterizes every homecoming had once again officially begun. By evening, when the dust had settled, I hardly recog- nized the campus. The decorations were the best I ' d seen yet. The evening ' s festivities began with the tra- ditional torchlight parade and the lighting of the bonfire. You could see a lot of pride and satisfaction in the faces of the Freshmen as they watched their green " beanies " go up in flames. They realized that they too were now full-fledged members of the " Elmhurst College Family. " Accompanied by the crackling of the bon- fire, the band struck up the Elmhurst fight song and the pep rally got under way on the steps of the gym. Following brief speeches by Dr. Dinkmeyer, Coaches Kastrinos and Langhorst, and football co-captains Wally Rock and Larry Tilly, the Homecoming Queens and their court were introduced. For the first time since I ' ve been here, there were two queens to reign over the weekend. They were Marion Gabler and Mary Louise Lee - mighty pretty girls. After the pep rally, the crowd fought its way into the gym for the annual Homecoming Review. It was called " The Mighty Siegfried " . Carol Ramsey, a Senior, wrote the operetta and Len Kraemer composed the music. It was patterned after Wagner ' s " Siegfried " , with the action taking place right on the Elmhurst College campus. The audience was enthralled as they watched " Muscles " Whetstone (por- traying Siegfried) slay the fearful dragon and save Elmhurst from disaster. Activity was resumed early Saturday morn- ing when the Alumni played the All-Stars touch-football in South Hall Gardens. Age bowed before youth, 26-0. I kind of wondered whether some of the Alums would feel like dancing that night. The annual Alumni Banquet was held in the Commons Saturday noon. Old friendships were renewed, and many of the old " college days " experiences were relived as the " Old Grads " got together again. The feature event of the banquet was the unveiling of a portrait of my old friend, Dr. Lehman, who preceded Dr. Dinkmeyer as President of the College. After the banquet, the colorful Homecoming Parade wended its way through the streets of Elmhurst, arriving back at the football field in time for the kickoff of the big game with Concordia. It was a hard-fought, exciting game all the way, but it came to a heart- breaking conclusion when Concordia pushed over a goal in the last two minutes to win, 19-18. During the half, Student Union President Many long weeks of Freshman hazing goes up in flames. FROSH FIRE HOMECOMING PARADE 4 Look twice — Freshmen Fireflies in an impressive procession prepare to light tallest bonfire in Elmhurst College Histor} . Dave Vogelmann, presented the Queens and their court. He also awarded the prizes for the best floats and building decorations. The Freshmen class (of all people) won first place with their float depicting the burial of Con- cordia. The Lodge ' s mountain distillery was awarded first place among the building dec- orations. Their spirits slightly dampened by the team ' s disappointing defeat, the crowd wandered through the dorms during the Open House. From there they went to their class reunions and before long, the spirit of merriment once again prevailed. Later in the evening, couples began to arrive at the Gym for the " Celestial Rendez- vous " . They danced among the moon and stars to the music of Buddy Mars and his orchestra. Everyone seemed to agree that the dance was truly " out-of-this-world " . The next morning the students and alumni went to St. Peter ' s for the annual Homecoming church services. That afternoon they gathered together again in the College Chapel in Irion Hall for the Homecoming Musical Program. I could hear the strains of beautiful music that drifted across the campus as the Poly- hymnia, Men ' s Glee Club, and the Chapel Choir sang a number of my favorite old songs and hymns. HOMECOMING QUEENS AND COURT: BOTTOM ROW: Rosalvn Hoefer, Barbara Becker, Dawn Emde, Mickey Dunchack. MIDDLE ROW: Arlene Trnka. Molly Memitz. TOP ROW: Mary Lou Lee, Marian Gabler. 122 As the Indian Summer afternoon drew to a close, my old friends began to leave for their homes. I sort of hated to see them go, but I could tell by their faces that they had caught that old Elmhurst Spirit once again, and I knew they would be back next year. I ' ve got to remember to give an extra chime this evening for Mary Lou Lee and Harold Renis, the co-chairmen of the Homecoming weekend. They did a real fine job. Yes, sir, these Homecomings get better and better every year, and I do believe this one topped them all! Impressive homecoming performance— " The Mighty Siegfried. " " THE MIGHTY SIEGFRIED " HOMECOMING GAME The best homecoming game in four years. — Leo Plaunt worms through for eight yards in a strong forward drive. The first theater production with the mighty Whetstone. The members and " guppies " of the Elm- hurst College Theatre, as well as the rest of the students, enjoyed an entertaining season this year in which three comedies and one " mystery thriller " were presented. The year began with a Wagnerian punch, as the Mighty Siegfried satirized outworn oper- atic clinches in the Homecoming musical comedy. This " scintillating extravaganza, " written by Carol Ramsey, was staged in pompous glory. Wally Sanders added to the production by accompanying it and compos- ing some of the music. Mr. Campbell ' s sets and Len Kraemer ' s musical contributions com- pleted this short, but satisfying evening. Each year this group brings an example of the classics of drama to the campus. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde 125 ' No cucumber sandwiches, sir! " — Scholz speaking respectfully to Whetstone and Abele in the November production Jlie importance i3eina Ernest fulfilled that function during the 1950-51 season. This artificial, supre mely sophisticated high comedy was as abrupt a change of pace as any tragedy could have been. Mr. Arend ' s directing was one of the most important fac- tors in the projection of the subtle humor of this play to the audience. The cast was happy that they were able to convey this humor; the audiences were happy, too. Then came Herman Wouk ' s The Traitor, geiger counter and all. The serious theme of this suspenseful drama brought the facilities of our theatre to bear on one of the important issues of our world today: how will man be able to cope with the scientific advances of our time? By what means is the problem of the atomic bomb to be solved? The real- ism of this modem, melodrama was in direct ' And this is my darling Cecily, " introduces Harvey. Captain Sorenson orders, " Search this room! " in a thrill packed drama, " The Traitor " , the theater ' s third production. Carol inquires, " But what was your reason for coming? ' contrast to the two previous productions; thereby showing the versatility of the group. The last play, Walter Kerr ' s Stardust, saw a return to comedy. The mugging and ham- ming seen in this play about aspiring actors ended the year with the light hearted note with which it began. Mr. Campbell is to be complimented for his directing. Sandwiched in among these four major con- tributions to the campus, the theatre also brought Jean-Louis Barrault ' s Children of Paradise here. The miming done in this movie was. an excellent introduction for many sin- dents to a type of acting prevalent during the Middle Ages in Europe. Meetings, the informal and formal initia- tions, the " South Pacific " informal dance rounded out the Klmhurst College Theatre ' s successful year. A trip to town . . . that familiar walk thru the park to Yorl and two blocks north TO BUY OR LIST FOR SALE YOUR REAL ESTATE - SEE — THOMAS O. 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You are always welcome rsern ern oer i ny intr CALIFORNIA Publications of the BRICK KITCHEN Student Union 419 Harlem— Near Wieboldts Elmhurst College Free Parking Open All Night • GIFTS OF DISTINCTION • DIRECT IMPORTS • 107 South York Street Elmhurst, Illinois Phone Elmhurst 4928 NOTHING LIKE IT ON THE ROAD . . . THE NEW MERCURY NOTHING COULD BE FINER THAN . . . THE NEW LINCOLN SEE THEM ON DISPLAY AT YOUR AUTHORIZED DEALER ELMHURST LINCOLN -MERCURY SERVICING ALL MAKES OF CARS 420 North York Street 144 Elmhurst 6500 HAS BEEN THE KEYNOTE of Rogers yearbooks for forty-three years. And it will continue to be our ideal, because respon- sibility to see that your publication is well printed is shared by the entire organization. The Rogers tradition of sincerity and quality has been recognized by many schools as a security to the institution and an in- spiration to the staff. MOTS DIXON, ILLINOIS 307 First Street CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 919 N.Michigan Avenue 145 oom Official PUo r apLn for 1951 Clm6 22 W. Madison St. Telephone Chicago, Illinois Central 6-5807 Compliments of ELMHURST CAB CO. DUTCH SANDWICH SHOP AND 24 Hour Service HORTON ' S CORNER • Home Cooked Food Phone Elmhurst 3000 Addison Second Elmhurst, III. North Villa Villa Park, III. THE 1951 ELMS WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY Mr. Gordon Brightman of Jahn Oilier Engraving Co. Mr. Oliver Rogers of Rogers Printing Co. Mr. Arthur Keir of Bloom Photographers Mr. Harry Horst — Photographer Mr. Ed Kase of S. K. Smith Co. The Student Union The Stall 1 1 1 3If SUPPORT YOUR NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION As a student, you were in a position to wield a vital influence to campus affairs. As a graduate you may continue to contribute to the growth of your Alma Mater by supporting the efforts of your National Al umni Association. The National Association seeks to bring news of the college to alumni through the Voice of Old Main " and through direct mailing of notices concerning campus activities. It asks that each member pay a small sum in dues each year in order to help the college defray the cost of these operations. You can help by responding to these appeals, and by keeping the alumni office in- formed of changes in your professional status and by supplying news about yourself and your family at frequent intervals. Above all, report any changes of address to the alumni office so that Elmhurst does not lose touch with you. If you live in an area large enough to support a local alumni chapter, join it if there is one, or organize one if none exists. By doing these things, you can help build a strong alumni association, which in turn can assist your Alma Mater in continuing its steady progress toward the top rank of the nation ' s colleges. Elm- hurst needs your he I p. Won ' t you give it generously? The National Alumni Association Elmhurst College Elmhurst, Illinois FUNCTIONAL STAFF EDITOR Don Gabler ASSOCIATE EDITOR Joan Johanning ASSISTANT EDITORS Arlene Trnka Harold Warehime LITERARY EDITORS Kay Abele Don Crusius CLASS EDITOR Rita Koch BUSINESS MANAGER Bob Mensendiek STAFF SECRETARY Helen Holzkamper CAPTION EDITOR George Wright ADVERTISING MANAGER Lewis Eitenmiller William Nagy, Ass ' t. PHOTOGRAPHY John Nelson Ted Wetterau


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