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Win eteen Jdundred ELMS Vol xxxiv The Elms Staff £ usiness Ma naqer Assistant Editor Photogralij Editor Assistant Photography Edit or lake Up Editor Editor Associate Editor Staff Secretary fid Manager Aduisor Assistant Editor Literary Editor Caption Editor Art Editor Jon dedication The 1952 ei ms is dedicated to Dr. Karl Henning Carlson, head of the English Department . . . professor of literature at Elmhurst College for twenty- eight years . . . under whose guidance the world ' s greatest writers are made to live again . . . whose lasting and invaluable service to the College cannot be estimated in mere words . . . who teaches us to see the poetry in the smallest things in nature around us . . . and who unfailingly dis- covers spring s first dandelion. AUTUMN: Administration 9 Faculty 10 " 13 Frosh Arrival 14-15 Frosh and Buildings 16-21 Frosh Week 22-23 Class of ' 54 Class of ' 53 30 " 34 Convocation 34-35 Harvest Hop 34-35 Football 36-37 Ho Sum Fun 36 " 37 Freshman Talent Show 36-3 i Cross Country 38-39 Fun Night and S.C.A 38-39 Kangaroo Court 40-41 Homecoming 42-4 ( Halloween 48-49 Sadie Hawkins 48-49 Senior Show 50-51 Soph Semi-Formal 52-53 WINTER: " Clarence " 54 " 55 Basketball 56-57 Cheerleaders 5 1 Choral Tours 58-59 Christmas 60-63 1952 CoEd Dance 64-65 S.C.A. Retreat 66-67 Let Down Partv 66-67 7iie t imliurst Story WINTER: Play Night 68-69 Sophomore Show 70-71 Class Officers Frosh Dance 72-73 Class Officers Lent 74-75 SPRING: Women ' s Union Circus 76-77 Open House 78-79 " Glass Menagerie " ' 79 Student Government 80-81 Intramurals 82-83 Track 84-85 Golf 84-85 Tennis 86-87 Baseball 86-87 Clubs 88-89 Junior Prom 90-91 Publications 92-93 WRSE. Elm Bark, Elms E.I.I 94-95 Spring Concert 96-97 Chapel Choir, Glee Club, Polyhymnia Picnics 98-99 Graduation LOO Class of ' 52 101 -I 13 Who ' s Who. Senior Officers Elms Queen 115 Advertisements 117-131 Chapter I ' I A HE summer drew to a close, and we of Elmhurst, wherever we happened to be, turned our thoughts to one place — Elmhurst College. Some of us were returning to a place already familiar; others would be coming for the first time. But all of us, as September days drew on, eagerly looking forward to the coming year at Elmhurst. Already the faculty and the administration were there, getting ready for the opening of the 1951-52 season, and we anticipated the renewal of our friend- ships with them. Somehow the friendly spirit of Elmhurst seems personified by President Henry W. I)inkmc er. His warmth and earnestness and great faith in the students of the college carr a personal note to each of us. He is assisted by Dr. Clarence Josephson. or Dr. Joe. as we call him, who has charge of the finances of the college. For the last year and a half Rev. W illiam Koshewa, who graduated from Elm- hurst in " 44, has been Director of Public Rela- tions. He is also Director of Admissions and contacts the students of various high schools and youth groups who are interested in coming to Elmhurst. Busy, energetic, and efficient. Dean Alfred Friedli has the unenviable job of oiling the bearings of the curriculum and straightening out conflicts in courses. In addition to that, he teaches courses in sociology, and his spare time, il any, is devoted to music. All who have ever had problems have a warm spot in their hearts for Dean Genevieve Staudt. As well as being Dean of Students, she also teaches courses in education. Her alwavs-crowded office is a testimony to her friendliness and willingness to help. I m . m D Mr. Donald Rosback, Chem- istry. Mr. Carl Kommes, Chemistry. Dr. Homer Helmick, Chem- istry. Mr. Gerald Head, Business Administration. Mr. John Newmark, Business Administration. Miss Maude Johnson, Physical Education. Mr. Robert Emmer, Eco- nomics. Dr. Robert De Roo, Psych- ology. Mr. Steven Bryant, Mathe- matics. Miss Latham Baskerville, Art. Mrs. Viola Repp, Voice and Polyhymnia. Mr. Myron Carlisle, Voice and Men ' s Glee Club. Mrs. Tekla Story, English. Mrs. Miriam Jones, Spanish. FRESHMAN WEEK COMMITTEE: Row 2, D. Babjak. M. Troike, A. Trnka, R. Koch, G. Langeler, I. Kolozy L. Teichmann, A. Pettee, N. Kienle, M. Kennedy. Row 2, H. Warehime, P. Rahmeier. M. Albright. R. Johnson, D Cabbr, N. Dougherty, J. Stevesand, A. Bizer, L. Eichenlaub, D. Crusius, R. Mensendiek, D. Emde. K. Baker We made il! W here do we go from here? Whither thou goest, I will go, ( " til Home- coming). 14 9 l CLOSE on the heels of the faculty came the Freshman Week Committee. On Monday, September 10th, this bustling group of upper classmen, headed by August Wirkus, and con- sisting of the Social Life Committee, the class presidents, and miscellaneous representatives of this and that organization, assembled at the college to work out the games and activities that were to follow. Bright and early the next morning a table was set up out in front of Old Main and a receiving line was formed to register the new- comers. Presently they began to arrive, on foot, by car, by train, and laden with suitcases, boxes and bundles. They came slowly at first, but pretty soon were descending upon the school in hordes so that where one frightened stranger had formerly stood there was now a milling mass of them, all looking more or less alike with their green beanies and awed faces. What did it feel like, that first glimpse of the campus? Perhaps it was a mixture of thrill, strangeness and bewilderment. But before y ou had a chance to finish your thought of Vt here do I go from here? a friendly upperclassman took charge of on and somehow you found yourself standing in front of the registration table. Here, slightly dazed, you answered all sorts of questions pertaining to name, home town and head size. They then fitted you with a green beanie and gave y ou an envelope con- taining E Book, name pin, room reservation and constitution. You were informed that you, your E Book and your green beanie were to be inseparable for the next six weeks. Clutching your precious packet and balanc- ing your beanie prcearioush on your head. on then followed your guide who showed on to your room in the dorm. There von were lei I lo settle down and get acquainted with vour roommates, fler you had stowed vour posses- sions away, ou went outside again lor a better look at the campus. hat at lirsl had been onl a confusing jumble ol buildings now began lo assume some sort ol order and there was the reassuring sight ol other green beanies dotting the latidseape. Mreadv. as von returned the greetings ol lei low students, von were beginning to feel at home. 15 AS you walked around campus, the first building you came to was Old Main, with its familiar tower. Old Main, where you find classrooms, faculty rooms and the new campus store . . ., whose corridors re-echoed with the sound of countless feet rushing to and from classes . . . Old Main, wherein knowledge is gained and shared . . . with its bulletin board and its table under the clock where tickets are sold and ballots are cast . . . Old Main, whose chimes ring the time every quarter hour and beautifully summon us to reverent pause at noon and evening as they toll out familiar hymns . . . Old Main — the crossroads of the campus, where the purpose of the college is focused and expressed. Next you came to the library, erected in memory of the nine hundred young men of the Evangelical Synod who lost their lives in the First World War. These ivy -covered walls shelter thousands of books on every conceivable topic. Within them one can find students study- ing diligently, or just dreaming or perhaps stealing a whispered conversation when the librarian isn ' t looking. Continuing down the walk, you came upon South Hall, home to the girls and Mecca to the fellows. South Hall, where " Mom " Hermann watches over her brood with wise care and somehow manages to keep them from blowing the place up . . . South Hall, with its 10:10 curfew, when from all directions couples as- semble on the steps for those last tender good- nights . . . South Hall, with its parties, its hullaballoo at midnight, its pranks in the dim hours of the morning and its occasional mo- ments of quiet. At the otler end of the flagstone path is the gymnasium, building of many purposes. Here is the scene of dances, when couples glide to dreamy music, of the basketball games when [he floors reverberate with the pounding of running feel and the walls echo back our ex- cited cheers. This too is where the Theatre puts on its productions, where student actors and actresses present to the college the world ' s finest drama. Here also, in a different mood. Chapel Assembly is held twice a week, when we can take an hour off from the day ' s rush of study and activity for a time of worship. Then you arrived at the newly completed Senior Men ' s Dormitory, which houses not only the senior fellows but also classrooms and the offices of the Administration. Many of the students can remember when the new dorm was just a hole in the ground. Some of us were present at the laying of the cornerstone and can recall how we watched the building grow from a dream to a reality. And now it is finished at last and first to occupy it is the class of 1952. Irion Hall, the home of the freshmen, sopho- more and junior fellows, is undoubtedly the noisiest building on campus. Probably as a dorm it is no noisier than other dorms, but added to the uproar that rises naturally from many people living together, there is, on the east end, the confused and dissonant clamor of the music school, where instrumentalists, vocalists and choruses blend their efforts in a constant din. Down in the basement are found the offices of the campus publications, the Elms and the Elmbark. Also in Irion is the College Chapel, where Vespers are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Kranz Hall, the oldest building on campus, contains the Student Union Lounge, class- rooms, speech clinic, and up on the top floor, WRSE, the campus radio. Down in the base- ment is the S.U.. the meeting place for the whole campus. Whether you want a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning, a snappv game of cards to take your mind off your studies in the afternoon, or just a few hours of relaxation watching television, you will find them all in the S.U. At last, having completed the circuit of the campus, you found yourself standing before the Commons building. Commons and the never-ending line-up for each meal, stretching outdoors and blocking traffic in warm weather and winding up and down the stairs in winter. Commons and the food that is never quite as Eood as home cooking but which can feel awfully good in that empty place that comes at meal time. [h m£m 9. Old m am Old Main, whose walls could tell of knowledge expounded and shared, of tense anxiety during exams and of the relief when the long-awaited bell sounds re- prieve. Prosit 55 Row 1: Lois Braun, Carol Thomas, Donald Woosley, Jack Evans, Shirley Klein, Shirley Vegter, Valencia Butler. Row 2: Ronnie Whetstone, Kenneth Cikanek, Richard Menzel, Tom Matters, Tom Gore, Herb Dun- chack, Judy Loudon, Janet Sanneman, Peggy Larson, Frances Hahn. Row 3: Ron Hinrichs, Steve Pedi, Jim Reeves, Jerry Spurlock. tern or Senior Men ' s Dorm, or North Hall, as it is sometimes called . . . The proud achievement of years of hoping and working . . . The last resting place of the senior fellows. r rion 3, Irion Hall . . . where the fel- lows may play ping pong, en- gage in bull sessions far into the night, or even study. 55 Row I: Russell Rasmussen, Robert Ahrendt, Jim Liska, Pat Hollander, Russell Dear- dorff, Nancy Hecht. LoisThomp- son, Joan Schmidt, Ken Moy, Frank Luif, Marian Braun. Row 2: Earl Landeck, Ronald Lowell, Audrey Meyer, Helen Willey, Norman Regitz, Eldon Badtram. Ruth Feierabend, Karl Knorps, Beverly Lawrenz, Jim Pitts, Ronald Wacker. The Memorial Library, a place for studying co-operatively or alone, quietly serving its pur- pose as the storehouse of knowl- edge. South Hall, where the girls live in peaceful chaos and jealously horde their late minutes, where couples congregate at 10:10 for those last moments before part- ing for the night. 55 Row 1: Suzanne Rogers, Rich- ard Almquisl, Norman Grobe, Glenn Slaack, Jean Lazzara, Lois Eberhardt, John Steeh- man, David Lyding, Anne Kohl- beck, Sandra Henn, Elizabeth Schoenbach, Tom Thorsen, Ray Wirkus, Nancy Ricking, Gary Plankey, Evelyn Meyer, Helen Murray, Rob Hrovatin, Margo Rrockman, Paul DeRruine, Caro- lyn Paulson. mnadium The gymnasium, building of many purposes, whose doors open into olher worlds, of dance and drama, of basket ball games, of phys. ed. classes, of Chapel Assemblies. om m on J Commons and meals three limes a day. Upstairs, perfumed by aromas emanating from the kitchen, are the faculty apart- ments, the guest rooms, and the infirmary. 55 Row 1: Marge Goetz, Carol Klene, Ramona Page, Peggy De- Wees, Dorothea Essebaggers. Grace Twente, Alice Ruhl, June Krupp, Arlene Niebergall, Marv Mesen brink. Row 2: Don Koehnke, Ernie Lidstrom, David Edmonson, Lee Smith, Fred Blumenthal, James Hildebrandt, Frank Postula, Dorothy Davies, Patricia Sines. Donald Rechl. anz Kranz Hall, the oldest build- ing on campus, wherein is found the S. U., the meeting place of the campus. If you can ' t find someone anywhere else, he ' s probably down there. hi 55 Sitting: Walter Herrscher, jean Goltermann, Noel Shapiro, Georgia Wood, Carol Leach, Nancy Meyer, Nancy Koop, Dolores Jolie, Carol Nanman, Gwen Poltrock, Diane W 7 el- shymer, Alice Avedisian, Arlene Macaulay, Ermine Todd. Stand- ing: Francis Romanelli, Wayne Johnson, Troy Brown, Jim Stevenson, Harry Davenport, Allen Collrin, Paul Kreuzen- stein, Harold Grote, Bill Bell. First Row: Suzi Ryan, Shirley Rautenbush, Carolyn Sturm, Richard Kemp, Richard Tilly, Phyllis Engelsdorfer. Second Row: Dolores Hendricks, Bill Lenharl, Joyce West, Jerry Daly, Ramon Gaulke. Bey Yaeger. Third Row: Alvin Herz- feld, Chan Hadley, Nancy Kron, Lucille Ball, Jean Mich- aelis, Phillip Mazzone. First Row: Orville Willimann, Kenneth McLaren, Elaine Eymer, Ailolph Burkharill, Shirley Kloslermann, Waller Brueggemann, Pal Damn, Kalph Meyer, Charles Waddle. Scrawl Row: Boh Utke, Don Kolkmeier, Verne Sova, Edward Redwine, Bill Collins, Dan Schmieehen, George Munroe. Third Row: Don Mayer, Allen Blume, Karl Hollerhach. Norman Meyer, Marv Lou Brosmer, Dick Zulauf. Sitting: Bel ly Buchman. Standing: Bill Spencer, Frank Donaldson, Betty Bales, Gun- nar llage. 11-17 AFTER the supper Tuesday night you were divided up into groups for the Treasure Hunt. With wrists tied together to prevent you from getting lost and also to keep you from swatting the mosquitoes, you tore around campus from building to building. At each one you received a clue which (supposedly) led you to the next building. Somehow all the groups ended up in IHA for the " Trackmeet. " Here you were organized into " universities " and competed in the various events, such as javelin throwing (with straws), discus throwing (with paper plates), races and contests. Moron U, with the most points, won the grand prize, a bag of lollypops. The day ended with singing on the South Hall steps. For the first time you heard the college favorite, " They Say. " Next morning, Wednesday, was Convocation in the College Chapel, where Dr. Dinkmeyer and the deans welcomed the new students into the Elmhurst College family. From there you went to registration and then to a psychology exam, which you went out of sure that these were your last hours out of the straight jacket. The scheduled picnic supper outside was fine — until it started to rain in the midst of things. Clutching your soggy hot dog and your rain-diluted coke, you dashed into the Com- mons to finish the meal. Afterwards, on a high note of hilarity, you swam to IHA to see movies. Dancing in the S.U. ended Wednesday night. In South Hall the Women ' s Union held a pajama party where the girls were served refreshments and entertained. Liz Schoenbach played her accordian, and Joan Panes recited a poem and the whole crowd sang. Thursday brought more exams, and you began to wander around in a sort of a daze. It just didn ' t seem lair to make you reveal how dumb ou were before classes even started. That night there was a banquet in the gym, followed by a quiz show, a take-off on " What ' s m Line, " with " Ike " Eichenlaub as M.C. When the flustered profs had been identified b the freshman panel, you were taken to their homes for f iresides. Next day you got your pictures taken for the Elms. In the afternoon you were initiated into the remarkable Elmhurst institution known as registration. Characteristic of this phenomenon is that everywhere, on every available blank space of the cards they handed you, you had to sign your name. You signed to get into the gym, vou signed to attend classes, you even had to sign to get out. But it really wasn ' t so bad. It was supposed to take thirty minutes, and the estimate only fell three hours short. That evening thev held the picnic that the weather had so rudely interrupted Wednesday. After the eats, you played games. As it began to grow dark, vou formed a huge crack the whip and when it was no longer possible to walk without collapsing, everybody gathered around a brightly burning bonfire and sang. After that you went to the S. U. and sang some more. By this time if you didn ' t know " They Say, " vou must be deaf. Saturday morning the frosh played the lettermen and we had our first opportunity to see the football team in action. The lettermen won. 13-7, but the frosh looked pretty good at that. In the morning the town students said farewell to dorm life and went home, but were back for the mixer that night. It was on the order of Noah ' s Ark — Everyone was given the name of an animal and at a given point had to go and find his mate. Sunday evening supper was served at St. Peter ' s. After the meal, Joan Panes gave a reading and the few members of the Glee Club that were present sang. Ethel Wobus delivered a delightful lecture on the use and misuse of the bassoon. Then back to the campus for another bonfire and sing and Reverend Schade officially closed Freshman Week. But the fun was by no means over, for Mon- day morning you all piled into a bus and went on a sight seeing tour of Chicago. You toured the Fiel d Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry and ate lunch by Lake Michigan. Then, so tired vou could scarcely stand, you came back to the campus. But you forgot y our sore feet that night at the square dance in front of South Hall. 21 WARD CASPER RICHARD A. COLT PHILIP M. CONNAUGHT HARRY COOK PATRICIA COURTENAY WILLIAM DALY DIANE DAVIS KENT DAVIS ROSALIE DETERS ROBERT DIMMIG GENA LOU DOVE ELIZABETH ECKERT JO ANN EHLERT MARLENE EICHMEIER CAROL EILRICH ROBERT ELKIN DAWN EMDE CLAIRE ERNEST RICH A HI) FELSTNG HERBERT FISCHER CHARLF FRANCIS JAMES O. FRICK M ICHAEL GASS RUTH GERNAND RICHARD GLASSFORD BARRY GORDON PRISCILLA GROUSTRA WILLIAM GROVE KAREN GULBRANDSEN GUNNAR HAGE FRANCES HABERTHIER CLARENCE HACKBARTH GLEN HALBE DEAN HANEBUTH ROBERT HARRISON ERRY HAYES JOHN HEARON SHIRLEY HECK ROBERT HEIDELBACH MARY LOU HELMCHEN ROBERT DALE HITCH ROSALYN HOEFER DERALD HOELTJE ROBERT HOFF EUGENE HOMEISTER CAROLYN HULBERT HYDE CARL JANTZEN 26 THOMAS MORRILL JOSEPH MOSCHETTI JOHN MUELLER SHARON NELSON JUDITH NIEMANN HELEN OLEARY GEORGE OLSON VOLDEMARS OZOLINS NEVA POTTRATZ WILLIAM PRADA HELEN PRASSE META QUEDNAU PAUL RAHMEIER EMMANUEL RANIERI JOAN RICHARDSON RICHARD ROACH BARBARA SCHINDLER MARILYN JEAN SCHMUHL HENRY SCIIOLZ JOANNE SEARCH LEONARD SHEMAITIS WANDA SIKORA KURT SIMON BEVERLY SMITH 28 1953 CARL ANDERSON RICHARD ARENT RICHARD E. RARRY WARREN BEST LOIS BILLINGS ARMIN BIZER RICHARD BOWMAN MARTHA BRADLEY ROBERT BRENNER JOAN BRON GRACE BUEHRER MARY BULLOCK THEODORE CARUS GERALD CRAIG FRED CREEDLE DON CRUSIUS PAUL DORSEY JAMES DOYLE HOWARD DIEHL MARIANNA DUNCHACK 30 MARILYN DUNHAM LORENZ EICHENLAUB PETER FERGUSON ROBERT FIELD LEONARD F. FORSCHNER DAWN FRASIER JOYCE FRECKMAN JANE GARVER GLORIA GEPIIART EDWARD GOLTZ DORIS GOODWIN CHARLES GRIMM ELOISE GRUNEWALD DORIS GRUNWALD BERNARD HANCOCK PAULINE HAUSER EDWARD HEINE JUNE HERZFELD CLYDE HIPPARD LAWRENCE HOLMER HELEN HOLZKAMFKH DAN HROMADA ELLIS JONSWALD MIKE KELLY 31 KEITH KLOSTERMANN GEORGE KLUBER JOYCE KOCH KIT KOCH JAMES KONRAD FAY KRAUS CAROL LOICHINGER CAROL MADSEN GRETA MALASICS ANN McGREEVY JOHN MacKENZIE DAN MESENBRINK DUANE MEYER MARILYN MILLER GEORGE MOLL AN MANFRED MORITZ ALICE MUELLER ROBERT OBERMEYER VINCE NT PACIFICI JOAN PVNES PEARL PASSENHEIM TONI PETTEE JAMES PIOTTER WILLIAM POWERS 32 WILLIAM PRESTON ROBERT REIDEL MARY REUTINGER MARTHA ROGERS GRACE RUHL RICHARD RYAN ETHAN SARGEANT WILLIAM SCHATZ AUGUST SCHWEPPE MARILYN SCHUTTE PHILIP SCHMIDT WARNER SIEBERT KENNETH SORENSON GLENN STEIN JOHN STEVENS JAMES STROH ROGER S So VIRGINIA TH I ESSEN ROBERT TIIOM LAWRENCE Tl ION IIMflliV TRETOW MARIE TROIKE GEORGE UNVERZAGT RICH A R I) VAN VOOHIIIS 33 ARTHUR WAGNER HAROLD WAREHIME RUTH WEIDLER WILLIAM WENDE CHARLES WHITBURN ANNA MAE WHITCOMB GEORGE WILLIAMS WINIFRED WILLIAMSON ETHEL WOBUS HAROLD ZIMMERMAN dnd Jkei re Off — S)cLoo( FOR the freshmen, that first week turned out to be just the lull before the storm. On Tuesday the rest of the upperelassmen arrived on the scene and the fun really began for the frosh no longer owned the campus. The sophomores look up the business of hazing with the zest of one-time victims out for vengeance. For the upperelassmen, Tuesday was a grand reunion with all the old gang. Gee, it was sure good to see them again although we were a little sad too as we looked around for faces that ' for one reason or another, were no longer there. First of all, of course, there was registra- tion to be gotten through with and the old problem of trying to convince the faculty that it was simply not possible to be in two places at the same time. But somehow the conflicts were resolved and we settled down to the busi- ness of college life. 34 Convocation officially opened the college year when Dr. Dinkmeyer, after introducing the new professors, delivered his annual wel- come and challenge. The Social Life Committee got the week-end activities under way the following Saturday with the Harvest Hop. The music was really unique. It was supplied by an organist, Mrs. Deutche, who with one hand, played an organ while playing a piano with the other hand at the same time. There were as many people watch- ing her remarkable performance as there were dancing. When the dance came to an end, we went outside and roasted apples and marshmallows over a bonfire out near the ball field. FOOTBALL TEAM : Rom; , D. Rosback, Asst. Coach; W. Kastrinos, Head Coach; J. Doyle, R. Moenkhaus, C. Davey, C. Knorps, H. Zimmermann, N. Cariello. Row 2: H. Sholle, K. Baker, T. Brown, K. Hollerbach, J. Hilde- brandl, A. Joens, W. Halek, T. Morrill, D. Colt, B. heeler. Row .3, . Johnson, F. Donaldson, D. Meyer, B. Mac- Kenzie, D. Winter, G. Olson, E. Gollz, J. Brown, D. Mittelhauser. Row 4, F. Cavallaro, R. Rasmussen, H. Cook, R. Ullman, H. Grote, B. Schatz, C. Hadley. B. Smilh, J. Krieler. Row 5, A. Southon, J. Fishman, L. Tilly, D. Gittings, A. Wirkus, B. Obermever. N. Bunch, K. Hedwine, P. Langhorsl, assl. coach. Ho Sum Fun, Junior Informal. Rah!— Yea Team ! ! Nick carries the hall for Elmhursl. Harem Scare " em, Careful don ' t lear " em! Which twin has the phony? 36 We Win 40-0 JJo Sum Jan THE Pep Rally on Friday night, September 28, got us in the spirit of football. We formed a huge snake dance and wound all over campus singing the fight song and yelling the cheers at the tops of our lungs. Into the dorms, up the stairs, through the corridors, down more steps and out again we ran, pulling, tugging, dragging and excited. We stopped out in South Hall gardens to catch our breath and do a few cheers, then set out again. We wound up at Coach Kastrinos ' house. After we shouted our assurances that we were pulling for the team with all our might in the opening game next day, we went back to the campus so worn out we could scarcely walk and gathered around a bonfire and sang and veiled some more. The next day we played Eureka, or rather, we massacred Eureka. The game consisted of a series of touchdowns by Elmhurst that com- pletely dumbfounded the opponent. Play had scarcely got under way when a recovered Eureka fumble resulted in the first of Elm- hurst ' s touchdowns. And so it went, the defense making the most of Eureka ' s fumbles and the offense cashing in on them. At the half the score was 33-0 and we still weren ' t through. With the score at such a dizzy height. Coach Kastrinos had a chance to experiment with some new players. The game ended with Elm- hurst winning 10-0. Jim I)o le made the last play of the game, running 45 yards for a touchdown. The victory put all of us in a holiday mood for the dance that night — the Junior Informal. Ho Sum Fun. Couples strolled over a wooden bridge onto an Oriental dance floor. Streamers formed a canopy all around the g m from which hung lighted Chinese lanterns, and on the wall we re signs bearing Chinese symbols. A fire-breathing dragon decorated the curtain. Next Saturday, October 6th, Elmhursl played North Central. The dav was cold and rainy and windy. Earlv in the first quarter North Central drew first blood. From I hen on the game see-sawed hack and forth, nioslh in Elmhurst territory, although the Ja defense prevented North Central from doing am liirlher damage. In the second hall we showed a little more life, but nevertheless the fourth quarter rolled around with the score still 7-0. Then Roger Johnson recovered a fumble in North Central territory and the Javs, after a series of first downs, turned their luck into a touchdown. As the fans started to shriek, the conversion was attempted — but missed. This completely deflated Elmhurst hopes and al- though they tried, the team was unable to beat the clock — or North Central. That night the freshmen presented their Talent Show. Ilarem Scare ' em. The upper- classmen had to admit the frosh were pretty good, though each one made the mental reserva- tion that, of course, they weren ' t as good as his class. The scene was laid in the throne room of an Oriental palace, where Valencia Butler reigned as king, surrounded by a ravishing harem consisting of Ken Moy, Paul De Bruine, Herb Dunchack and Orval Williman. Paul Kruzenstein, as the jester, interrupted proceed- ings at intervals with his antics. Ali Babo, played by Paul Gaulke, came courting the hand of King Lennie and, to win her hand, offered her the gift of his wonderful lantern. At a magic rhvine the lantern brought lorth a series of performers, each in turn offering their act to charm the king. The show ended with a dance by the Harem, the curtain went down as they pursued several unsuspecting upper class fellows who had been enticed onto the stage. hour hits and a Miss display Freshman talent. CO-CAPTAINS of the energetic group of men that went out for the 1951 Cross Country team were Robert Lenhart and George Williams. The first meet of the season was with North Central, and Elmhurst won, 28-29. The next meet, with Carroll College, was again decided bv one point, only this time it was in the opposing team ' s favor. Elmhurst lost, 33- 32. We also lost to Wright Junior College at the meet between the halves of the Homecom- ing football game by a score of 34-22. This meet was particularly memorable because a new record was set for the 3.2 mile home course. One of the men from Wright broke the record of 17:08 set by George Williams in 1951 season by running it in 16:44.7 minutes. However, in the same meet, George also broke his own record by running the course in 16:48.5 minutes. In the final meet of the season with Carth- age, Elmhurst made their second win, beating Carthage 28-35. This gave us two wins and two losses for the season. A snowstorm won the scheduled meet with Concordia. Elmhurst rounded out the season by placing seventh in the Loyola Annual Invitational Meet. Seven members of the team were letter win- ners this year and the other two boys received numerals. Next year four out of the first six men will be back and they expect to cut the time down still further. On Saturday, October 13th, the Student Christian Association sponsored a Fun Night in the gym. The decorations consisted of two big pink and blue paper dolls pinned to the curtain. Upon entering, we were given small paper dolls of different colors to wear as pins and to divide us up for the games. First we played a sort of bingo game with pieces of paper marked off with squares to be filled with the signatures of those present. When every- body had all their squares filled, we had a merry time deciphering the illegible scrawls as the names were read off. Then Reine Abele led us in some round dances for which he is famous. When we got tired of that, there were refreshments being sold by the Junior Class out in the lobby- After we had drunk a coke and somewhat caught our breaths, we went back for more games and dancing for the rest of the evening. A smile with every handout! 38 S.C.A. CABINET. Standing, Joyce Johnson, Dr. Harvey DeBruine, Maizie Whitcomb, Reinhold Abele, George Wil- liams, Gloria Luehmann. Sitting, Jim Konrad, Marvin Albright, Molly Mernitz, Armin Bizer, Larry Holmer, Ed Krueger, President, Dody Babjak, Marge Kennedy, Shirley Klostermann. Long way to go. ' " Manny " and " Muscles " carry the " fe-mail. " " CROSS COUNTRY TEAM. Kneeling, W. Preston, L. Eilen- miller, J. Pilts. Standing. V. Matlheeussen, M. Albright, G. Williams, W. Lenhardl, O. I.anghorst, R. Lenhardl. A time-honored custom of Elmhurst is the hazing of the freshmen by the sophomores in the six weeks between the opening of school and Homecoming. One of the first things they did was to rout the frosh out of the dorm at dawn and make them run around the track. Some weeks later, on October 11, around 2:00 in the morning, the sophomore fellows got the freshmen out of bed, blindfolded them and piled them into cars. After dumping them in deserted spots, the kidnappers drove ga ily— and sleepily — home and left the frosh to try and find their way back to the campus. As morning drew near they came straggling in, cold, tired and footsore. However, it wasn ' t until the week before Homecoming, rightly called Hell-Week, that the sophomores really got to work and made life as difficult for the frosh as possible. They made them wear their clothes backwards, sport ridiculous signs, clean rooms, scrub floors, shine shoes and even polish the sundial. The climax came Tuesday night, October 16th, at Kangaroo Court. The upperclassmen watched the proceedings from their perches on tables all around the S.U. As the frosh were escorted in the custody of the sophomores, all they could see as thev looked ceilingward were countless faces leering down at them. Then Chief Judge John Thompson rapped his baseball bat on the floor and called for order. The judging began. John read the offenses and his black-robed court meted out the punishment. Egg shampoos were ad- ministered to some of ihe more severe of- fenders, while others were sentenced to carry implements and signs announcing their crimes. In the midst of the session someone shouted, " The bonfire ' s burning, " and the whole mob of indignant freshmen rushed out. As they pulled the brush and crates away and stomped out the flames, thev were in a rebellious mood. However, good sportsmanship took the stand as Orval Williman got up on a crate and told his classmates to go back and finish Kangaroo Court. When the rest of the freshmen had been judged and sentenced, thev were taken down town, where one scrubbed the sidewalk and others sold papers to the passers-by. In the days before Homecoming the thoughts and ingenuity of the freshmen were rivoted on one thing — the bonfire. Assiduously they gathered all available brush, crates and rail- road ties and spread them in piles all over the baseball diamond. Then they had to protect their efforts from the machinations of fire- bugs and this proved to be quite a job. Forti- fied by coffee and food supplied by the fresh- men girls and armed with a B-B gun. the sentries curled up in cardboard boxes to protect themselves from the cold and spent the long chillv nights keeping watch over the bonfire. Even so they couldn ' t prevent several fires from being set off and for a while it looked as though there wouldn ' t be much left oi it b the night before Homecoming but it all turned out all right in the end. On Friday the L9th, the frosh and even some upperclassmen. working in the rain, got it stacked and soaked with oil in preparation for the evening celebration. 1951 WITH classes over at noon, Friday, Oc- tober 19th, preparations for Homecoming were in full swing. First off, of course, every- body had to clean their rooms for Open House the next day — everybody, that is, except the seniors. They had been in the throes of that ordeal since Thursday and would have to put up with it until Saturday. Then we got to work on outdoor decorations. The theme of Home- coming was " Out of This World, " and in keeping with this the two posts on either side of the main drive were turned into blue rockets ready to soar to victory. Perhaps the most unique decoration was that of the Senior Men ' s Dorm. A huge spider web was stretched across it. with Flmhurst, represented by the spider, about to devour Augustana, the fly caught in the web. That night the freshmen lined vip in front of Commons, lit their oil-soaked torches and began the torch light parade. Past the library and South Hall they came, and as students and alumni watched, it sent a feeling of nostalgia through all of us as we remembered our own parade. They circled the bonfire, waited for the signal and then threw their blazing torches into the heap. As we caught our breaths, the balls of flame sailed high into the air and landed, and in a few moments the whole pile was a curling, snapping sheet of fire that sent a warm, comforting glow into the chilly night air. For the freshmen this marked the end of their period of initiation. From now on they were no longer newcomers but full-fledged members of Elmhurst college. After the fire had somewhat subsided, we went back to the gvm steps for the Pep Rally. After Dr. Dinkmever gave a speech of welcome, the cheer leaders led us in cheers. Amid the noise you could hear the stirring strains of the York Community High School Band in the background. Interspersed among the cheer- ing were speeches by the coaches, and the co-captains of the football team. Then Bob Mensendiek, President of the Student Union, presented the Homecoming Queen, Arlene Trnka and her court, consisting of freshmen Ruth Feierabend and Ramona Page; sopho- mores Dawn Emde and Terri Meyer; juniors Dawn Frasier and Ann McGreevy and senior Leila Teichmann. After the introductions, the girls led us into the gym for the Home- coming Revue. The Revue this year was something unique in the history of Elmhurst Homecomings. Thirteen organizations, all competing for the grand prizes, contributed skits. Some of the acts were in character with the particular club, such as the Science Club ' s ghostly rendition of " Drv Bones. " Others made fun of some phase of Elmhurst life, like the theater ' s hilarious parodv of Polyhymnia and the skit by the Women ' s Union, " Stars over Elmhurst, " supposedly a preview of tomorrow ' s game. We had been rather doubtful about the idea at first, but at the end, as we rose to sing the Alma Mater, we agreed that it was really a swell show. When the lights went up the winners were decided upon and the prizes were awarded. Eugene Nagy received the Oscar as the best actor for his part in the Hungarian Club skit. Suzanne Bloom won the director ' s award for directing the Theatre skit. The Sophomores were twice awarded when Gloria Luehman was handed the prize as the best actress and the skit itself, " Blackstrap Molasses, " received the Oscar for the best all-around act. 42 Senior J laii ONE of the big events of Homecoming this year was the dedication of the Senior Men ' s Dormitory. Friday afternoon we took a few moments off from whatever we were doing and attended the short but meaningfull service. At the close of it Mr. Buik, chairman of the building committee, presented to Dr. Dink- meyer a gold key, signifying the completion of the new dormitory. Dr. Dinkmeyer then gave a key to Ralph Weltge, president of the Senior Men ' s Dorm, one to Dean Friedli, and another to Dr. Josephson and as we sang the Alma Mater, the three doors were opened simul- taneouslv. Saturday morning saw everybody busy at work on floats for the parade. As the morning progressed, nobody could see how anything would ever get finished by parade time at 1 :00. And to top everything off, it started to rain. In fact, the whole day was damp and cloudv and cold. But somehow, miraculously, every - thing was completed despite the weather and the fact that there was too much to do and too few people to do it. After a triumphant tour through town, the parade ended bv circling the football field amid the cheers of the students and alumni watching from the bleachers. Of course, one of the biggest attractions was the Queen ' s float, bearing the lovely queen and her court. The freshman float, which took third prize, was quite ingenious. Preceded bv cars bearing signs saying " Freshman float 300 yards, " " Freshman Float LOO y ards, " and so on. It came at last, a freshman float — ing in a bath tub. The Woman ' s Union Float, " Augustana ' s Seeing Stars, " won second prize. It showed an Augustana football player being carried on a stretcher, while above his head were the " stars " with profiles of the Elmhurst football team in them. " Toast to Elmhurst, " the Senior Float, received top honors as it displayed a huge silver champagne glass surrounded b girls dressed in formals. Then came the kick-off and the game was under way. From the start, Augustana had the upper hand. In the opening moments of the game they got the jump on the Blue Javs by a pass that would have mean! a sure touch- down had not a penalty canceled the pla hut Elmhurst spirits never recovered from this quick initial jab. The opponents then started an exhibition of elusive half-backs and glue- fingered pass receivers against which we were helpless and which ended in a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. The Blue Javs then took to the air but to no avail. Only two passes were completed all afternoon, both bv Larry Tilly. In the third quarter Augustana put the game on ice with another touchdown pass and Elmhurst hopes died. Nevertheless, there were some bright spots for the home team although none re- sulted in a score. There was the time Nick Cariello returned a punt 44 yards and another instance when Al Southon, playing defensive end, slipped into the enemy backfield and inter- cepted a lateral pass. But he missed a chance for a touchdown when he slipped on a slick spot on a muddy field. Bob Moenkhaus also did an excellent job against the overwhelming aerial offensive. Naturally, as we blew on our frozen fingers and stamped our numb feet to get the life back into them, we were prettv disappointed in the outcome, but our dejected spirits brightened as we began to look forward to the dance that evening. We were eager not only for the dance but the chance to see some of our old friends ol former years who would be there. Baki ' r (Tin ' s down ihrlii-ld lirhiml llirci- Klmliursl lilock ' t Parisian paradise J a do ween SATURDAY, October 27, the football team traveled to Carthage to beat the Redmen 20-19. The Jays scored two touchdowns in the first eight minutes of play, but the opponent, determined not to be shut out, brought the score to 19-14. Elmhurst pulled the game out of the fire on a pass from Baker to Wirkus which put Elmhurst permanently ahead. That evening we disguised ourselves in ghostly costumes and went to the Halloween dance. To get in we had to make our way through a spook house where we tripped over bales of hav, crawled through barrels and had icy water squirted in our faces while eery sounds assailed us in the pitch blackness. At last we emerged upon the gym decorated with corn stalks and grinning pumpkins and witches ' cauldrons. An assortment of animals and spectres glided about. Social dancing started the evening ' s fun and when you got tired you could always plop down on a pile of straw. The prizes for the best costumes went to Betty Bast, Dorothy Thomp- son and Carmen Sturm, " the three old bags. " Two ghouls, Chuck Whitburn and Manfred Moritz, also won prizes. Following the presentation of awards, games and dancing were resumed. When you got hungry, there were doughnuts and cider being served near the Spook House and if you were really starving, you could try your luck at bobbing for apples in a tub of water. The next Saturday, November 3rd, Elm- hurst played and beat Concordia in a raging snow storm. The statistics were a football coach ' s dream come true — Elmhurst gained 262 vards and held Concordia to the total advance of minus one. Two touchdowns were scored in the second quarter and the third came in the last period. The hardy group of frozen fans really got a thrill when Jim Doyle broke loose and mushed 82 yards for the score. For the rest of the day the girls worked on their costumes and corsage 15 for the Sadie Hawkins dance that nigh Had you ever heard of a Marryin ' Sam with a German accent? or of one whose outside interest was teaching Biology? Thev may not have existed in Al Capp ' s original creations, but they were at Elmhurst ' s Dogpatch that night in the persons of professors Schade and DeBruine. The honor of being King of Dogpatch went to " Ike " Eichenlaub, while his queen was Ramona Page. There was dancing to the music of a combo of students until Marryin ' Sams Schade and DeBruine opened their hitching post for business and before the unfortunate fellows could object, they found themselves hitched. The costumes were varied and original, ranging from a mop-for-a-top Hairless Joe to several scantily clad Daisy Maes. Carol Loichinger, dressed in a potato sack, and Bill Spencer, looking like a bedraggled Lonesome Polecat, won the prizes as the best Dogpatch characters. After the dance most of the l)ais Maes took their Lil ' Abners out for something to, eat. Then, worn out from their conquests. lhe returned their victims to the dorms and another Sadie Hawkins Day was over. 49 odt ' liiif; odder?-. ' They ' re laving eggs now Haras what am. ON November 10th, the Elmhurst Jays lost to the Illinois College Blue Boys, 34-12, on the Illinois gridiron. We never re- covered from the two Illinois Touchdowns in the first two minutes of the game. On the first plav from scrimmage, the opponents inter- cepted an Elmhurst pass and ran it back for a touchdown and before the Elmhurst team quite knew what had happened they had scored again. We finally scored in the third quarter when Boyd MacKenzie intercepted a Blue Boy pass and ran it over the goal line. The other Jay score came in the fourth quarter on a pass from Ken Baker to Ed Goltz. The seniors presented their show, Kalico Kut-Ups, that evening. We all went to it in high expectation for this was a completely new kind of variety show for the campus; something on the order of the National Barn Dance. As the house lights dimmed and the curtain went up, we were momentarily diverted by the noisy and amusing arrival of two late-comers, Arlene Trnka and Herb Armstrong. Since Arlene had not had a chance to leave her coat in the cloak room, it was obligingly hoisted to the ceiling to get it out of the way. The show opened with a square dance, with Paul Rahmeir as caller and Otto Sommer as fiddler. Charles Puglia, as " Uncle Charlie, " M.C. ' d the show, aided and interrupted by the entire cast and chorus. Everybody sat around the stage on bales of hay. The fellows wore jeans, plaid shirts and cowboy hats and the girls were dressed in bright peasant blouses and skirts. Pranks were played endlessly during the acts, and at intervals a jug of cider (?) was passed around. The acts were what you ' d expect in a barn dance — lots of folk songs, banjoes and yodeling. Outstanding were Martv Ostenkamp and Ruth Weidler, who sang a couple of lively duets; Norman Grabo, who sang several sentimental ballads to banjo accompaniment; Tom Wosikowski and Bill Reeves, who sang and yodeled, and the always amusing antics of the Barnyard Odorettes. George Wright re- cited " The Shooting of Dan MeGrew. " And then there was Nan Kienle, who stole the spot- light from Uncle Charlie and was ultimately arrested by a State policeman. The Acts were opened by songs from the chorus: " There ' ll Be A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight. " and " Why Don ' t You Haul Off ami Love Me One IVIore Time, " with the whole audience enthusiastically joining in. The show ended on a serious note as Mike Kelly recited Carl Sandburg s magnificent poem, " The Prairie. " As we went out of the gym, we looked hack and saw Arlene, waiting for someone to lower her coat. She ' s always a lady. Wow! " Two Guitars " WlarJi G, THE last football game of the 1951-52 season on November 17th, was one of those games you like to remember — after you have thawed out somewhat. Excited fans, wrapped in blankets and sipping hot coffee, witnessed a bang-up victory over Rose Poly Tech on the home gridiron despite frequent snow flurries. Rose Poly won the kick-off and the Jays took advantage of the ball for a touchdown in the first quarter. Elmhurst was on the offensive most of the time and the game was played largely in Rose Poly territory. Elmhurst scored again in the second quarter and once more in the third, but failed each time to con- vert although this didn ' t make too much Night on the town. difference as it turned out. In the last period play sort of see-sawed back and forth without much progress from either side and the score at the end of the game was 18-0. It was, all in all. a wonderful way to end a fine season. Not onlv was it the last game of the vear, it was also the last game for seven seniors, who for the last four years have given their best to the team — Al Joens, Charlie Davey, Roger Johnson, Larry Tilly, Dale Gittings. Roger Schmeige and Allen Lovell. This past football season has been the best that Elmhurst has seen in several years and promises even better things next year. The statistics of the conference games don ' t look so good — we lost three and only won one, that one over Carthage — but the record for the entire number of games was quite satisfying: we won four and lost four, all of them fine, hard fought matches. In the evening the girls donned their black masks and with their gallant escorts went to the New Orlean ' s Mardi Gras, the Sophomore Semi-formal dance. The gym was brightly arrayed for the French festival in red. green, blue, purple and yellow crepe paper and huge masks lined the walls. From the center of the ceilin floated an array of hundreds of bal- loons. We danced to the music of Ralph Berger and his quintet until 10:00 when the balloons were released and there was a frantic scramble as the couples tried to capture the lucky balloon containing the confetti. Winners of the prize were Terri Meyer and Jim Doyle, who were then duly crowned King and Queen of the Mardi Gras by John Thompson and Hope Zenke, president and secretary of the class of ' 54. After the grand march refreshments were served downstairs on candle-lit tables in a little cabaret in the French Quarter, thus end- ing an evening of romance and gaietv. Z jlie Chapter II " CI a pence J INTER came, bringing with it cold ' bracing weather and falling snow ... A time of skiing and skating and snowball fights . . . when thoughts turned eagerly to Christmas and parties and the all-too-short trip home . . . and trving to ignore the final examinations that were soon to follow. The Khnhurst College Theatre ushered in the season with their first production of the year. Booth Tarkington ' s play, Clarence, directed bv Suzanne Blum. This was the first time the theatre had put on a play entirely under the supervision and direction ol stu- dents. Sue herself chose the cast, with Michael Kellv in the title role. Then followed weeks of rehearsing and costume fitting, of getting props and making sets, until at last the pla was ready for opening night. Thursday, No- 54 vember 29. It continued a highly success ful run through the following Saturday night. The delightful comedy about an enigmatic but captivating entymologist who comes to work as a sort of handy -man for a mixed-up family and promptly falls in love with the governess was presented skillfully to the col- lege audience and received with the enthusiasm it deserved. As is the case with any production, all the stage crew can remember of it are the several unnerving and unexpected mishaps and near-disasters that occurred as they always do, and had to be reckoned with, like the time an important lamp broke and had to be precari- ously put together with a clothes hanger. But these went unnoticed or forgotten by the ap- preciative onlookers in the over-all excellence of the thoroughly enjoyable performance. I I ONE of the things winter brings with it that we all look forward to is the basket- ball season. We walked away with the season ' s opener at Concordia. Elmhurst had little trouble, scored early and increased the lead throughout the game, ending with a score of 62-34. The conference season of the varsity basket- ball team began December 8 against Augus- tana. Even when the game had just begun, Augustana showed a distinct advantage, but Elmhurst stayed with them through the first half and trailed by only three points midway in the game. Then, with a gallant effort, we tied the score, but a couple of quick baskets gave Augustana a lead they never relinquished. The final score was 76 for Augustana and 50 for Elmhurst. Immediately following the game the S.C.A. held their second function of the year. The gym floor was swept and waxed to the tune of a lively square -dance medley. Then Rosalyn Hoefer led off the evening with a grand march which ended in a circle, at which point Reine Abele took over and led a few round dances. Eor the rest of the evening Ros and Reine alternated calling squares and leading round dances. The chaperones, Mr. and Mrs. " Pete " Langhorst set an example by dancing every square right down to the very last twist ol the grapevine. A week later, on December 14, at Aurora. the Blue .lavs, trailing by 11 points, rallied midway in the third quarter and went ahead to win their second non -conference game, 64-60. We started the new year out right by beating Carthage College in our home gym 61-50. for the first conference win in three attempts. It was a close, hard-fought battle all the way. Elmhurst onlv just kept even with Carthage in the first half of the game, but from then on their plavs began to click and they held the lead the rest of the way. The Blue Jays took advantage of the many fouls from the Carthage passing defense and ultimately it was the free throws that decided the game. Out of our 61 points, 31 of them were free throws. The five enthusiastic students who led the cheers at the basketball and football games were Marjorie Goetz, Hope Zenke, Marie Troike, Jim Stroh and their captain, Al Lang. Gloria Leuhmann served as an alternate. In the roughest weather during the football season they were out there on the field whip- ping pep into the crowd, and during each time- out of the basketball games they ran out onto the floor and led the spectators in rousing yells. Each vear all of the cheer leaders — old members as well as prospective new-comers — must trj out before members of the athletic committee. This year, out of the energetic five chosen just before Homecoming, three were new members and two were cheerleaders ol last season. CHEERLEADERS: Left to Right, Marge Goelz, (Gloria f.uelimann, M aric Troike, Hope Zenke, Vrdiennc I .an " . .1 irn Si roll. 58 Jour3 and t)etoiirS THERE was an air of excitement among the members of the Chapel Choir on the afternoon of November 27th as they waited for the baggage to be loaded and the Choir banner to be attached to the bus. All thirty-three or so members were waiting to embark on their concert tour, for many of them the first they had ever taken. The bus, scheduled to leave exactly at 3:15, pulled out of Elmhurst at four-thirty. As soon as the wheels began rolling the choir burst into a spontaneous rehearsal: as they were singing that night in Kankakee they thought it might be a good idea to learn the processional hymn. The first concert was, of course, a true first concert, complete with stage fright and an occasional sour note. Wednesday morning saw a mad rush to catch the 8:00 bus (which left with typical promptness at 8:30), and the long drive to St. Louis began. The day ended with a delicious pot-luck supper, an excellent concert and a grand reunion with lots of Elmhurst graduates now attending Eden Seminary. From then on the choir sort of moved to and around St. Louis. The only serious catastrophe occured in O ' Fallen, Illinois, when a spotlight exploded and cut the arm of an unsuspecting music lover in the audience. On Monday, the choir returned to Elmhurst, wearv with traveling, hoarse from singing and a bit glutted from a constant diet of chicken. On the spring tour in late March the choir headed east through Northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Three davs after the departure of the Choir. Polyhymnia set out on their concert tour oi Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Somehow or other they even managed to include one stop in Wisconsin. The next day, Saturday, the bus busil) col- lected material evidence of Iowa roads. The banners were no longer legible and the once- shining silver bus was transformed into a muddy brown. Before Poly had been in Iowa long, corn came to be to them what chicken was to Chapel Choir. Sunday night, in Hubbard, there was a near-disaster when it was dis- covered that three formals had been left on the bus and the bus itself was in the terminal 18 miles awav. The show was saved by a gallant Paul Revere who fetched the formals just two minutes before the second half of the program was to begin. Mondav night another tragedy struck. They had borrowed the Glee Club ' s lights for the tour and one of the stands had broken and had to be repaired. The interval before the concert was spent in composing a letter to the Glee Club explaining the matter. In Kahoka, Mrs. Repp, the director, dis- played a hidden talent by rendering some mean polkas on the piano while the Kahoka Youth Fellowship and several energetic Poly- hvmnians cavorted about the floor. Thursday night — and home, and the tradi- tional serenade to the fellows. This time the girls had it good — two dorms to sing to yet! After doing a rush-job of fixing their damaged lights, the Glee Club, not to be out-done by the other musical organizations, went forth on a tour of their own shorth after Polyhymnia ' s return. Their tour included Indiana and Ken- tucky. As well as being a concert trip it was also a valuable opportunity for sigh t -seeing. Some of the historical and geographical spot visited were Wyandotte Cave in Kentucky. International Harvester and The George Rogers Clark Memorial in Yinccnnes. I ' inallv. loaded with American history, the) arrived back on campus and announced their presence with an impromptu concert in Ironl ol South Hall. nd then hack to the books, with (lie un- happ) thought of classes missed ami le l to he made up ahead oi them. 59 a ristmaS (Papers CHRISTMAS drew nearer and we began to count the davs until we would be home. But first there were parties and programs here at school celebrating the Yuletide season. On Friday. December 14, the Women ' s Union held their annual Tea Dance down in I.H.A. amid lacy snowflakes. A lovely Christinas tree decorated the centre of the room, all sparkling with lights and tinsel. Couples danced to the music of Mrs. Deutche at the organ and paused now and then to chat and refresh themselves with punch and cookies. In the evening of the same day the Senior Youth Fellowship of St. Peter ' s Church gave a Christmas party for the children at the Bensen- ville orphanage. Each person who helped entertain the orphans brought a gift for a child, and Soukup ' s Hardware Store donated many used and new toys. In high spirits the college group piled into the bus that took them to Bensenville and sang all the way there. At the orphanage each person was given a child for the evening and all were divided up into groups for games. Gifts were passed out and the smallest children fished for toys from a grab bag. Then refreshments were served — ice cream, cookies and candy — and everyone sang carols. The children were further delighted when movie cartoons were shown. It would be hard to say who got a bigger kick out of the evening — the college students or the orphans. The next day, Saturday, the language clubs got together and presented a four-nations Christmas party in I.H.A. — U.N. Yule. Music for dancing was supplied by records. The Spanish club made a pinata, a paper bag filled with candy. One person was blindfolded and given a stick and before long the pinata was broken and candv flew all over the room. Ad- mission to the dance consisted of a small gift which was then put into a grab bag and at a given point in the program, the gifts were dis- tributed by three wise men, another Spanish custom. Sunday, the 16th, after supper, we gathered — or, let us say, we crammed and jammed our- selves — into the South Hall lounge for a Christmas Sing. Term papers and tests were temporarily forgotten and even the lounge was in a holiday mood, all decked out with a gaily lighted Christmas tree and the inevitable pine needles scattered about the floor. After Dr. Dinkmeyer read us the Christmas story from St. Luke, George Williams led us in carol singing. Adolph Burkhardt told us how Christmas is celebrated in Germany and Gunnar Hage described a Norwegian Yuletide. After more singing, some of the hardier souls bundled themselves up in warm wraps and went out caroling in the cold night. Sixly-five Santa Clauses. ON the following Wednesday, December 19, down in the brightly decorated I.H.A. the Student Union sponsored the Christmas party. In the early part of the evening games were organized all around the room, with R. B. Mernitz directing the whole affair and keeping things moving. To the winning team — the one with the most points — went a big bunch of colored balloons. Someone announced refresh- ments, whereupon everyone scrambled to the rear of I.H.A., where punch and Christmas cookies were being served. Then who should come bursting into the room but Ralph " Santa Claus " Bonner him- self, complete with a sack-full of gifts. There were a set of building tools for Dr. Dinkmever so that he can build another new dorm, a red nosed reindeer for Professor Rudolph Schade and candy for Dean Staudt to give to all her " sweet " children. Then soft music was played and the crowd drifted into dancing. The Christmas Candlelight Service, with choral music by the combined musical organ- izations and tableaux staged by the theatre, has become a tradition at Elmhurst. Thus on De- cember 20th, Thursdav night, the choral groups came down the aisles of the darkened gym, lighted only by candles, and marching to the music of Veni Emmanuel. It was truly an impressive sight, as they crossed and re- crossed and finally filed into their places. The Christmas story was then read, accompanied by songs from each of the musical organizations and illustrated by the tableaux depicting each scene. After the benediction, Polyhymnia, Glee Club, and Chapel Choir relit their candles and marched out singing " J (o the World. " At five o ' clock on the dark Friday morning ol the 21st, the day we were to go home lor the Christmas holidays, alarms could lie heard going off in certain rooms of South Hall and presently the ghosts began to walk. In a little while the sixteen sleepy girls of Polyhymnia, clutching hymn books in one mitten and candles in the other, assembled in South Hall lounge before embarking upon their annual dawn carol-singing. Next they trudged through the snow across campus, in the dark blue morning, to North Hall, where they roused the senior men with their music. After tracking snow and tallow through the halls of the new dorm, they pro- ceeded to Irion. When they went in all was quiet and asleep, but as they passed, here and there doors were stealthily opened, and when they went out the corridors were lined with their touseled and pajama-clad audience. Polyhymnia then went to the Dinkmevers ' house for hot chocolate and rolls and some warm hospitality in front of the fire. With the end of classes that day we said goodbye to the college for the next two weeks, boarded our separate trains and buses, and eagerly anticipated a reunion with family and friends. 1952 WE came back from the Christmas holi- days on January 8. with only a week and a half before the end of the first semester — a week and a half in which to do all the things we should have done over the vacation and didn ' t. It was good to get back to Elmhurst, although we rather regretted leaving home and rather dreaded the unwritten term paper and worse still, the unpredictable finals ahead of us. This being leap year, it was quite appropriate that the first event of the month of January should be a girl-ask-boy affair, the Co-ed Dance. Through the door of the gym the couples emerged into a Land of the Midnight Sun, far up in the frozen northland of Alaska, a realm of ice and snow, of igloos and eskimos, of a smoking volcano and a midnight sky studded with glittering stars. Music for dancing was provided by Bobby Hayes and his orchestra. Last year ' s king, Jim Doyle, presented this year ' s reigning monarch, August Wirkus and his regal court, consisting of Roger Bauer and Lorenz Eichenlaub. A huge snowball at one end of the gym formed the king ' s throne. After the coronation of the king, we were entertained by a lively program featuring vocal and accordian solos and a rousing folk dance. Whether or not the female portion of the population of Alaska is in the habit of drifting dreamily about in formals to the strains of the latest hit tunes was beside the point, for it seemed quite natural and proper that night of January 12 as the evening continued, dancing to the romantic music of the orchestra. 64 Snow, Jiin and C ci n die licj li t BEFORE we quite knew how it had hap- pened the semester was over and half of the year was behind us. The normal sehool schedule was suspended while we tried to cram into us the knowledge we were supposed to have been learning all year. The inevitable ordeal of registration, which always precedes finals, was more or less gruesome depending upon how many times you had been through it before and how many conflicts you had. And then thev were upon us. " Do not Disturb " and " Quiet Please " signs sprang upon doors in the dormitories; lights blazed all night long and sleep was abandoned. The S. U. was crowded before and after each exam period by people either bracing themselves for a test or recuperating from one. The first few days we were tormented by the irritating laziness of kids whose tests all came on the last few days; later we endured the sneers and gloats of those whose exams were finished. But nothing lasts forever and sooner or later thev were over and with sighs of triumph, resignation, or just plain relief, we forgot our troubles in a week-end of fun. Some went on the S.C.A. Retreat held at the George Williams College Camp at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They started out at 3:30, laden with skis, skates, and the specified " one small suitcase. " Due to a car breakdown and glassv roads, the last car-load of retreaters didn ' t roll into the darkened camp until mid- night that night. " Turn hack t he hands of time. " " After breakfast in a spacious cafeteria with a beautiful view over the frozen lake, the kids went out to explore their surroundings. The long hill from the back of the camp down toward the lake offered a splendid chance for some wild sledding, and the trees in the way just made it more exciting. The more prudent people plaved outdoor volley-ball in the snow and dodged the careening sledders. That afternoon everyone piled into cars and went over to Williams Bay, where some went skating on the smooth ice of the bay and others tumbled down hill on skis. Still others took advantage of a bumpy toboggan chute for a few thrilling slides down and some long pulls up. Sports constituted only a part of the Retreat, however, for the group had a serious purpose as well as a lighter one. Under the leadership of Reverend Pat Callahan of the Congregational Church of Elmhurst and two other leaders he brought along, several discussion groups were held, at which such topics were considered as " What are my basic Christian beliefs? " and " How can I put those beliefs into practice? " The sessions were stimulating and rewarding, and each felt that they were very worthwhile. Saturday evening, after supper, there was a movie and after that, with a final burst of energy, the group plunged into some rousing square dances. Then, stiff and aching in every muscle, thev dragged themselves to their cabins and tumbled into bed. Sunday brought more tobogganing and sledding, as thev tried to cram every moment of the fast-going weekend as full of fun as possible. Edgar Krueger led the worship service and after the mid-dav meal they packed, regretfully bade farewell to Lake Geneva, and came back to campus. Meanwhile, those who had stayed in Elm- hurst spent Saturday evening at the Let Down Cafe. After a couple of hours of dancing, Sparky Warehime M.C. ' d a delightful program of solos and dancing. After the show social dan c- ing was resumed. For the new freshmen and the transfer students this was the first view of Elmhurst ' s social life, and for the old students it was an opportunity to see new faces and make new friends. Then, the weekend over, w e braced ourselves for the second semester. Faculty Filibusters: Left to right: Professor Langeler, He ' s got de Lord on his side. Reverend Schade, Reverend Koshewa, Dr. Wehrli, Dr. Halfler. Is there a doctor on the team? Knock Kneed Nellies pose for publicity: Kneeling; Terri Meyer, Marilyn Miller, Lynn Jacobson, Mary Ann Kauf- mann. Standing: Alice Ruhl, Virginia Thiessen, Molly Mernilz, Barbara Feierabend. Mickie Dunchack. 68 10 Y the time the first week of the new semester was passed, the new students on campus were familiar and new friendships were being cemented. On February 2 we went to a fun night in the gym and watched a hilarious program of basketbaJl games, if you could call them that. Members of women ' s intramurals, calling themselves " Knock Kneed Nellies " and adorned in bright bows and scarves, played the " Holy Rollers, " Pre-The ' s who trotted solemnly out on the floor in black robes. Next on the program was an unequal match between " Billy ' s Bad Boys, " recognizable as the football team, and the " South Hall girls, " alluringly veiled and called the " H arem Globe Trotters. " The fact that there were twice as many football players as there ought to have been was made up for by tying pairs of them together by the ankles. The final game was played between the science majors, blindfolded in one eye by adhesive tape, and the redoubt- able " Faculty Filibusters. " The games were refereed by Ralph Bonner and Walter Bruggemann. Walt represented the only casualty — he got in the way of a determined basket-shooter and was promptly clipped. Afterwards there was a mixer and we danced to recorded music for the rest of the evening. witli Chaplain (J3t onner THE Sophomore show, " Riverboat Riots, " was presented on Saturday, February 9. The showboat was launched and piloted upon its voyage by Captain Ralph Bonner, who announced the acts and amused the audience with a lew awful jokes. The play, " He Ain ' t Done Right by Nell, " was an old-fashioned " mellerdrammer, " complete with a sweet, daisy-picking heroine with a fondness for bloodhounds, a slick-haired, black-mustached villain, a stalwart hero, and a well-meaning but gullible granny. Naturally, Nell, the heroine, was possessing of all the maidenly virtues, the villain was a black-hearted scoundrel as ever tried to deceive an unsuspecting girl ' s innocent heart, and the hero, while a bit on the rustic side, was a noble and upstanding paragon of manly strength and courage. The audience, in true old-time style, wept with the heroine, cheered the hero, and hissed the villain, hurling pennies at him at each of his dastardly deeds. We shrieked with horror when Granny nearly revealed to the villain the hiding place of some valuable papers, and then with relief when on a stubborn whim she refused. We held our breaths as the rascal unfolded his evil plan to cheat the heroine out of her fortune and then relaxed when Nell proved unimpressed by the charms of her fortune-hunting suitor. The situation seemed indeed hopeless as Nell was made ' to believe that her sweetheart, the hero, was false to her. and she learned that she was a nameless foundling, a mere pie ce of " flotsam and jetsam. " And then the day was saved. The villain was unmasked and driven off in disgrace and Nell learned of her true identity as the heiress to great wealth. Her head was not turned, how- ever, bv the stroke of fortune, and she married the hero, and everyone, (except the villain, of course,) lived happily ever after. In between acts of this absorbing epic we were entertained by a varied program of music and songs. Following the first episode of the drama a girls ' trio sang " Whispering " and " Charmaine, " after which we were amused by " Heine ' s Happy Hornblowers, " a band con- sisting of several blasting brasses, punctuated by drums. Occasionally the two clarinets could be heard above the din. The loud costumes of the players and their ridiculous antics made theirs a really riotous performance. The second act was opened by the " Sticky Four, " who offered a lively pantomime to " The Musicians. " The final variety number was a new musical combo consisting of a trombone, a bass fiddle, a guitar, and an accordian. They gave some remarkable renditions of current popular favorites, and we can be sure of hearing more from them. Altogether, it was an exciting evening, something new to Elmhurst audiences. 70 7? row ALL were peacefully eating dinner in Commons one night when suddenly we were unnerved by a piercing shriek. The back door opened and in flew a wild savage, pursued by another in a truly ferocious manner. When we had recovered our equilibrium, we realized that this was but the announcement of the coming event — the Fresh- man Dance. The frosh really outdid themselves on this first dance of their college career, Primitive Prom. A tribe of cannibals took over the gym, led by their able chief, Caroline Sturm, and turned it into a tropical jungle. Lights through green foliage gave an eery atmosphere, and sinister animals prowled through the underbrush. There was a bubbling cannibal cauldron in the centre of the floor and from the ceiling hung a real human skeleton. Bob Robert s orchestra provided the music as savage couples glided through the green depths of the jungle. Refreshments consisted of animal crackers and zombie punch. As we emerged again into civilization and the tribal drums grew faint in the distance, we knew that this was one of the unforgettable events of the year. FRESHM AN CLASS l I IC.KKS. First Htm: Reverend Schade, Advisor Pal Hollander, Secrelarv. Standi tig: Haljd Meyer, Treasurer: Kill Spencer. I ' resi dent; Karl Hollerbach, Vice-Presidenl T HE week beginning Monday, February 11, was known as as Religious Emphasis Week, when attention was focused upon religious purpose of the college. The theme was " What is wrong with the world and what can we, as citizens of the world, do about it? " A week and a half later, on Ash Wednesday, February 27, the season of Lent began. These two events served to remind us that not only at times of special celebration but all year long we are privileged to attend and participate in the various religious services and events of the college. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning the chimes call us to worship at the Chapel Assemblies, where people of all walks of life tell us of their experiences and inspirations. Speakers from the outside world — churchmen and busi- nessmen and professors on our own campus are given the opportunity here of passing on their knowledge and beliefs. In the evenings of Monday and Wednesday, vespers are held in the College Chapel, where both students and professors lead the services. Under the chairmanship of Lawrence Holmer, groups of students meet at the homes of the professors on Friday evenings about once a month for Firesides, an informal discussion group. Two students lead the discussion at each faculty home, and here all have the opportunity to hear other ' s views and to voice their own opinions on current topics of campus life. This year such topics were brought up as what is wrong with student government, does Who ' s Who have a place on campus, and how may the Elmbark, the campus newspaper, be improved? Story Chapter III QPRING came, slowly, finally. It looked ' — like it never would get here — we had a blizzard early in March — but at last it finally arrived, bringing with it tips of green on the branches of the trees which soon burst into leaf . . . bringing the lilacs and forcvthia to bloom in the park . . . bringing warm days and frequent showers . . . bringing studying out of doors again and walks hand in hand . . . bring- ing with it the promise of summer and the end of the college year. On March 1 the Women ' s Union held their annual circus for the children of the Bensen- ville and Uhlicb orphan homes. The student ' parents " picked up their children in Irion Hall and then proceeded to the gym. First there were the side shows — toss games and games of skill with balls and water pistols, with prizes for the winners. There was even a movie and a spook house, and. of course, candv and balloons everywhere. After that came the big top. upstairs in the gvm — skits and acts designed to please the children. In between times the clowns tumbled around. When we said goodbye to our young charges and took them back to the buses which were to take them to the orphanages, we all felt that we had had as much fun as they. 76 ' The play is memory . ' See Laura, a thin little sliver of a moon. T70R their second production of the year, the College Theatre presented Tennessee Wil- liam ' s poignant and enchanting drama, " The Glass Menagerie, " a play set in a St. Louis flat facing an alley. This imaginative, sensative story of a mother ' s efforts to marry off her lame, retiring daughter, as fragile as the glass animals she collects, was produced on March 6, 7, and 8. Suzanne Blum played the role of Amanda, the blowsy, impoverished mother, clinging to the magnolia-scented memories of her Southern girlhood when she had no less than seventeen gentlemen callers and preserv- ing her old-fashioned, threadbare finery. As her daughter, Laura, Grace Twente porlraxed a girl so painfully shy that she cannot endure business school but walks in the park all day so that her mother won ' t know. She yearns for affection but is afraid to seek it and so lavishes her thwarted tenderness on her col Ice I ion of glass animals and releases her loneliness h playing old phonograph records. The character of Tom, the rebellious son who works in a shoe factory and writes poetry on box lids was ena cted bv Rav Gaulke. Walter Clifton took the part of the Gentleman Caller, the good- natured, gum-chewing friend of Tom ' s who Amanda hopes will marry Laura. He tries to cure Laura of her self-consciousness, hut he disappoints Amanda by being already engaged. The drama was moving and absorbing, and the characters moved through it with a sort of pathetic futility that made us all feel that we were seeing more than a mere play — thai we were seeing a slice of reality. There was humor, but it was the kind of humor that made you laugh with tears in your eyes. March 15 marked another open house and another mad session of shaking mops and cleaning out the inevitable accumulation of junk. Bui al last the dusl was swepl under the rug and the shoes wnc pushed farther under the bed and the rand) dish was restocked, and we could go to the other dorms and look into the unnaluralh tid rooms. Everyone looked so smug while the) hied to make us believe their rooms alwa s looked thai nice. Then Saturday was over, and we could return to the accustomed stale of disorder. 79 nion .Student Ijlt Cjouernwien t THE Student Union Cabinet worked hard this vear on many diverse problems that arose concerning campus life. One problem on which much work was done was the matter of adjusting the budget. This directly involved another item, that of urging the various clubs and organizations to become more active and include broader programs in their activities. To this end appropriations were made to the groups in order to meet the greater expense of an enlarged scope of events, and this in turn meant revamping the already-existing budget. Another major project of the cabinet, one which all the students benefitted by and appreciated, was the redecoration of the Stu- dent Union Store, which arose out of a general clean-up plan to involve the whole campus. The hope was that an attractive room would be easier to keep clean than an unattractive one, particularly when conditions are as over- crowded as they often are in the popular S.U. A committee working on the interior decorating scheme chose paint, wall paper, and draperies. Students spent several weekends scraping off the murals and painting and papering the walls. When they were finished, the place was hardly recognizable, and all agreed that the Student Union had done a fine job. The Senate, presided over by the Student Union Vice-President, Don Crusius, includes representatives elected from the whole student body. As well as considering some of the same problems that arose in the Student Union Cabinet, it also discussed topics such as the purchase of ashtrays and wastebaskets for the S.U. Store and the procedure for taking and giving make-up examinations. Other subjects taken up by the Senate in- cluded the use of campus bulletin boards and chapel attendance. The election of the chair- man of the Who ' s Who Committee is an annual duty. It is evident from the scope of the activities taken up bv the student government as a whole that all the student ' s interests were in- volved in one area or another, and thus that the members of the Cabinet and the Senate are truly the representatives of the whole student body. so STUDENT UNION CABINET: George Williams, Business Manager; Augie Wirkus, Treasurer; Robert Mensendiek, President; Uela Teich- mann, Secretary; Marvin Albright, Chapel Committee; Roger John- son, Athletic Committee; Don Gabler, Publications Committee; Don Crusius, First Vice-President; Arlene Trnka, Second Vice-Presi- dent; George Wright, Social Uife Committee. Student Union President, Bob Mensendiek. STUDENT UNION SENATE: Row 1: M. Brosmer, P. Hollander, J. kohler: Row 2: P. Rahmeier, W. Spencer, P. DeBruine. H. (rankle, W. Uenharl; Rom; 3: C. Eilrich, M. Bauer. E. Buchman, J. Stevesand, G. Halbe; Row 4: W. Brueggemann; J. Thompson, M. Troike, . Sieherl, S. Wheeler: Ron S: I). Crusius, R. Meyer. R. Lenhart, . Lang, I). Hanebulh, J. Anderson. Students Jahe Jime to PL GRANDMOTHER would be shocked if she paid a visit to the gym on the nights that girl ' s intramurals are held, for aside from their traditional attributes of beauty and their con- tested claim to brains, the Elmhurst coeds also possess considerable athletic ability. One can be fairlv certain that Grandma would consider the zest with which the girls attack the sports of volleyball and basketball most unladylike. The guiding light of these sports-minded sylphs is " Teach " Johnson, and she would be the first to brag about the skill and grace of her pro- teges, as they go out and give everything the old college try. The girls play volleyball in the autumn and basketball in the winter. At the end of each season there are class play-offs for the winning team. In the spring they turn to badminton and archery. In order to amass enough points for a letter, the girls must come out for more than half the games. Points are also made bvplav- ing in a tournament or being on a winning team. The points are accumulated over the four years the girls spend here, and a total of five hundred entitles them to a letter. The fellows who go out for men ' s intramural sports engage in practically every sport the school offers, depending upon the season. This fall each class had a touch football team that played off the teams of the other classes. The seniors, led bv their captain, Richard Branding, won the tournament. Then at Homecoming the alumni played the college all-stars in touch football, and the all-stars won, 20-0. Then, in the winter, the fellows took up basketball. Eight captains were selected by the athletic director, and they in turn picked their teams. Each team played all the others, and the circuit this year was won by the " Kurtesy Kids, " under their co-captains, Jack Sandall and Dan Mesenbrink. At the end of this play, the boys were divided into class teams and plaved each other in a regularly scheduled league. In March the volleyball games began. In the spring Softball and track take over. The classes each have a team that plays a regular schedule, at the end of which a tourna- ment is held to decide the winner. Last year the sophomores, captained by Charles Seiler, won the championship. Early in May there is an intramural track meet for which everyone is eligible except the varsity track competitors. Here the unknown and unheralded stars display their talents. This event was also won by the sophomores last season. ALTHOUGH lacking in manpower, the track team had high expectations of turn- inf out a successful season and some out- standing performances. Seven of last year ' s letter-winners were re- turning — Jack Sandall, Lawrence Tilly, Her- bert Feierabend, Boyd MacKenzie, Ed Goltz. Charles Seiler, Thomas Morrill, and Jack Hill — and these were reinforced by a promising group of talented freshmen — Donald Kolk- meier, for high jump and high hurdles, Ray Wirkus, Philip Mazzone, and others. The season opened February 8 with a dual meet with North Central. Other meets followed with Morton Junior College and the University of Chicago. Some of the more outstanding players went to the North Central Invitational Meet on March 1. The outdoor schedule began on April 3, with Morton and continued through May, ending the 17th with a con- ference meet at Lake Forest. Here the team placed third in the conference with John San- dall scoring the most points for Elmhurst. GJf When Spring finally uncovered the ground the Elmhurst golf team, ably steered by that jack-of-all-sports " Pete " Langhorst. tried for a season they hoped would be at least almost as successful as last year ' s, when they tied for second place in the C.C.I, meet at August- ana College in Rock Island. They were, in fact, only one stroke out of first place. The team practices and holds its home meets at the Mohawk Country Club in Bensenville, Illinois. These scheduled meets with other schools are considered practice events only — the C.C.I. Conference meet determines the championship. Four of last vear ' s team members returned this vear. One of them. Lawrence Thon. a junior, was the only man who played at the C.C.I, meet last year, and he played on the first string this year. Scholz and Wheeler tee off on Elmhurst " Green. " 84 TRACK TEAM; First Row; Left to Right: Pete Langhorst, Coach; Charlie Davey, Herb Longnecker, Herb Dunchack, Bob Utke, Dick Menzel. Second Row: Ray irkus, Don Seiferl, John Sandall, Robert Elkin, Ed Goltz, Herb Feierabend, Dick Branding, Tom Mor- rill, Ray Wh itehead, Philip Mazzone, Lawrence Tilly, Gene Becker, Don Kolk- Time trials to make ready for new season. GOLF TEAM; Left to Right: Otto Bassler, Dewey Meyer, Lawrence Thon, Jerry Mayes, George L ' nver- sagt. of 5 aRa© i ,w x V w v ,o x ( M H Ps V BASEBALL TEAM, 1952 SEASON: First Row: Joseph Moschetti, Ken Ziebell, Del Mittelhauser, Bob Warskow, Bob Smith. Second Roiv: Ward Casper, R. B. Mernitz, AI Southon, Ken Baker. Third Row: John Babowice, Dan Schmiechen, Dick Zu- lauf, Paul Rahmeier, Bill Kastrinos, Coach. Fourth Row: Dick Simonson, Warner Siebert, John Grady. TENNIS TEAM; First Row: Bob Ahrendt, Dick Colt, Danny Meyer. Second Roiv: C. C. Arends, Coach; Hal Grote, Gunnar Hage, Frank Overman, Mike Gass, George Wright, Sparky Warehime: Captain. Norwegian Ace sharpens backhand drive. 5. ennU BY the first of March, after the snow had melted and cleared off of the tennis courts, the tennis team could be found practicing for the oncoming season, coached by C. C. Arends and led bv their captain Sparky Warehime. The season began April 5, and all home matches were played in East End Park. Aside from the regular scheduled matches the tennis team took a six-dav tour over spring vacation, playing at such places as Carbondale and The Principia. Fourteen matches were sched- uled for the regular season, and the team had particular hopes of beating Lake Forest, last year ' s conference champions. The team had an international flavor this season, with Michael Gass and Dan Mever, missionaries ' sons from India, and Gunnar Hage from Nor- way. f I N HE baseball team, according to Coach Kastrinos ' predictions, went out with the hope of taking at least half of the games. Prac- tice began in the gym at the beginning of March, and the season opened at the end of the same month. Seventeen games were scheduled — all the conference teams were slated, plus games with such schools as Aurora and the University of Chicago. This was the first vear that Hill Kastrinos coached the baseball team, and he had high hopes for all the plavers, both new and those returning. STRIKE! Three and Two! H7 SCIENCE CLUB OFFICERS; Left to Right: Mary Ann Kaufmann, Treasurer; Jim Anderson, President; Charles Puglia, Vice-Presidenl; Dorothy Thompson, Secretary. CAMERA CLUB; Left to Right: Fred Creedle, President; Jim Anderson, Dolores Jolie, Secretary; Bill Spencer, Publicity Manager. F.T.A.; Left to Right: Ruth Mesenbrink, Dolores Pease, Joan Bron, Lela Teichmann, Laila Warson, Secretary- Treasurer; Molly Mernitz, Carmen Sturm, Vice-President; Marty Ostenkamp, Dolly Arendt, Jack Hill, President; Greta Malasics, Shirley Thompson, Betty Bast, Bob Thoma. NOT all of the Elmhurst story is to be found in weekend events. Much of the story is told in the several clubs that meet each month during the college year. Here students may give free play to their many and different interests. The Science Club, which meets on the second Thursday of the month, has been quite active this year. Aside from their skit in the Home- coming Revue, the club has offered movies and speakers at its meetings. One such movie was " Hidden Treasures, " showing little- known miracles of nature — snow-flakes and flowers and strange marine objects. The purpose of the club is to awaken in students an appreciation of the wonders revealed in science. The Camera Club, headed by the president, Fred Creedle, has been completely reorganized this year. Aside from the club ' s big event of the vear, the snap shot contest, it also holds regular meetings at which new members are introduced to photographing techniques. Colored slides are shown, and members display their work to each other. Picnics, speakers, and field trips were also planned for throughout the year. The aim of Future Teachers of America is to develop in students preparing for this field an interest in the history, ethics, and program of the teaching profession. To this end, teachers and principles of various schools visit the club and acquaint the students with the problems and rewards of teaching. At Christmas the FTA of York High School was the guest of the college organization. THEATRE; Row 1, Seated: Joan Panes, Molly Mernitz, Marge Kennedy, Suzi Rogers, Martha Rogers, Marge Goetz, Rita Koch. Row 2, Seated: Mary Mesenbrink, Noel Shapiro, Nan Kienle, Nancy Koop, Joyce Koch, Judy Niemann, Helen Holzkamper. Standing: Mary Mesenbrink, Harold Zimmermann, Mike Kelly, Helen Prasse, Rosalyn Hoefer, Betty Eckert, Jim Piotter, Dolores Babjak, Virginia Thiessen, Shirley Klein, Ralph Gray, Charlotte Klein, Dawn Frasier, Ted Cams, Dawn Emde, Suzi Ryan, Herb Fischer, Mickie Dunchack, Suzanne Blum, Mary Lou Brosmer, Ronny Whetstone, Joan Johanning, President, Allen Blume, C. C. Arends, Director. 88 THE Hungarian Club used to be an organ- ization only for those students with Hungarian backgrounds. This year, however, it has been opened to all students, and the elub has been carrying on a vigorous campaign to interest the students in joining, so that they can learn more about the Hungarian language and customs. To achieve this, at the December meeting, Rev. Parraugh, the Hungarian pro- fessor, showed a movie on life in Budapest, and the meeting was thrown open to the whole student body. The French Club, which meets every second Monday of the month, is organized to give students of the French language an opportunity to learn more about the culture of France. French movies were shown and French records played. For the Christmas party the club met at the French teacher. Miss O ' Nan ' s house for entertainment and refreshment. Richard Bloesch was president of the Phil- osophy Club this year. This organization pro- vides an opportunity for students to discuss informally the fundamental problems of life. One of the most important events this y ear was the meeting in February at which Dr. Halfter spoke on his own philosophy of life. FRK.NCII CM R: First How: Nancy Ricking. 1 1 Hon Prasse, Miss Marlha O ' Nan, Advisor: Ruth Feiera- bend, Dorothea Ksscl a«jj: ' rs. Second Roie: Rod Ho(T. Phili| Schmidt, l V andermar. President: Carl Jant- zen, John knpfer. IIFNGXRIW CI. I H: First Ron: Reverend Des- mond Parragh. d i or: lar Mcscnhrink. Irene kal- man. Secretary: Greta Malasies. Dolores Ralijak. Irene Kolozy. Seroml Roie: Steve Csntoros, Fngenc Nagy, President; Dolores Arendl, Gene S .aho, Rill Nagy, Vice-President. PHILOSOPHY CI. I R: I, eft to Rifihl: ' Pom oskow- ski. Sergeant at rms; Dick Rlocseh, President; Dr. William llalfler. Advisor: Don Gabler. I.ennard Krae- mer, Librarians; Ralph Weltge, Vice-President; Mi Sommer, Seeretar -Treasurer. 89 t Jlie junior Jf i AND then came the climax to the year ' s social events — the thing for which we had ali been waiting and planning — the Junior Prom! All year the Junior Class had been work- ing on concessions, taking turns selling at games and functions in order to raise the money which to a large degree financed the dinner dance. Heading the concessions committee were Lorenz Eichenlaub, June Herzfeld, and Eloise Grunewald. This year the big event was held in the Gold Coast Room of the Drake Hotel on Lake Michigan. This was the first time a prom had been held in a hotel ballroom, and it was an exciting and novel experience. At last the big evening arrived. The fellows handsome in their tuxedoes, and the girls ravishing in their flowing gowns, got into cars and drove to the hotel. The Prom be°ran with a dinner, beautifully rom prepared and served in elegant style in one portion of the ballroom. Then for a while the couples enjoved the lovelv lounge and lobby of the hotel, until around 8:30 when Paul Meeker ' s orchestra began playing. Those who had not come for the dinner arrived, and the dancing began. An exciting part of the evening was the crowning of the queen, Ann McGreevy. Then the dancing went on. Round and round the beautiful ballroom the couples whirled, between the aqua-and-gold pillars, beneath glass chan- deliers, and past the great window overlooking the lake. And then, all too quickly, the dance was over. Groups left to go on to house parties and other places of amusement, in order to pro- long the magical evening as long as possible. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS; Left to Right: Art Wagner, Treasurer; Grace Buehrer, Secretary; Larry Holmer, President, .June Herzfeld. Vice-President. PROM COMMITTEE; Seated: Alice Mueller, Ruth Weidler, Fay Kraus, Bill Schalz, Carol Madsen, Armin Bizer, Co-Chairman; Grace Ruhl, Marie Troike, Rita Koch, Co-Chairman. Standing: Aueie Wirkus, George Mollan, Zeb Siebert. 91 W.R.S.E. STAFF; First Row; Seated; Hank Scholz, Station Manager. Standing; Jim Kohler, Sandra Henn, Ermine Todd, Noel Shapiro, Nancy Hecht, Don Cru- sius, Assistant Director. Second Roiv: Alan Blume, Carol Thomas, Tom Thorsen, Don Kolkmeier, Elba Lamborn, Bob Utke, Jim Liska, Ted Carus, Noel Brit tain. ELM BARK STAFF; First Ron- Standing: Joyce Koch, Joanne Search, Dick Van Voorhis, Norris Dougherty, Editor: John Almlauf, Sports Editor; Nina Rewchuk, News Editor; Kenneth Moy. Second Row: Greta Malasics, Pat Hol- lander, Bill Spencer, Eloise Grune- wald, Circulation Manager; Carol Thomas, Jack Porter, Shirley Veg- ter, Donald Rinnan, Peggy De Wees. Third Row: Warner Siebert, Joyce Johnson, Alice Mueller, Paul De Bruine, Carol Loichinger, Ray Gaulke, Walter Herrscher. ELMS STAFF; Seated: Pat Damn, Toni Pettee, Literary Fditor: Kurt Simon, Carol Eilrich, Secretary; Pat Hollander, Jane Garver, Make-up Editor; Don Gabler, Helen Holzkamper, As- sistant Editor; Walter Herrscher. Standing: Suzi Rogers, Janet St. Clair, Fred Creedle, Photography; Joanne Search, Mary Lou Helm- chen, Louis Eitenmiller, Business Manager; Sparky Warehime, Editor; Maizie Whilcomb, Photography: Bob Hoff, R. B. Mernitz, Assistant Editor: Caroline Sturm. casting tlie d ampiis eportinc tlie C arnpud ememLerin tlie C c ampuS F VERYTHING from disk-jockeys to shaggydog story-tellers to sports an- nouncers pour out their masterpieces into the microphones of W.R.S.E., emanating from the top floor of Kranz Hall. The first semester officers were Don Crusius and Jack Schneider as managers and Henry Scholz as business manager. Mrs. Story was the faculty advisor. The radio is always on the look-out for new talent to broadcast to the students. One of their discoveries, the Sunshine Singers, made their debut on the air in February. This and other programs make the wired radio fun and experience for those participating in its produc- tion as well as for those listening in. The Elmbark, a mixture of news, humor, in- formation, and opinion, is the voice of the students and of the Student Union. Its policv is constructive suggestion rather than destruc- tive criticism, and it tries to be the channel for the expression of campus opinions. It is prac- tically an all-student project and is thus nearlv independent of faculty aid. The Elmbark has been rather the object of criticism itself this year, but since the paper is what the students make it, these suggestions have been welcomed as an indication of the students ' interest in it. It is hoped that those who have made the comments will be willing to aid in improving the paper. Norris Dougherty, the editor, is quite proud of the fact that, despite the rise in printing costs the paper still came out even, at the end of the first semester, when supposedly his term expired. However, as those whom he had groomed to be his successors left and there was no one to take his place, Norris kept the office lor the second semester. The articles arc turned in on Monday; on Friday we find the finished paper in our mailboxes. In it there is the news events of the week past and a foretaste of those to come; a recapitulation of current sports: the amusing feature column " gezzo: " and the thought -provoking " Friendly Philosopher " The Elms may have been a headache and a nightmare to the staff while it yvas still in the making, as things piled up and deadlines loomed threateningly on the horizon, but. in the end, as we look back on it, it really was a reyvarding experience. It was achievement with a capital A, at the price of sanity and calm nerves. We are glad we had the opportunity to do it; we are glad it ' s over; and we are more than a little surprised we actually lived through it. A yearbook is perhaps one of the most gratify ing activities to work on, because, unlike other campus projects, it is something that endures over the years. It goes with you after you leave Flmhurst to provide a permanent treasure of happy, thrilling, and wistful moments. The editor, Harold Warehime, and his staff have tried to retell for you the story of Flmhurst College, 1952, just as it happened, so that in reading it over and looking at the pictures you can relive the yvhole year, packed full of good times shared with the rest of the gang and flavored by your own special memories. Veteran editor Dougherl) gives the scoop l success Van Voorhis anil ' ' lone men " lo ami Kal .lafT. £1. J}. Cs ueen and dourt Reigning over the 1952 E.I.I, track meet were Queen Ramona Page and her court, con- sisting of Mollv Mernitz. Terri Meyer, Ann McGreevv. and Lela Teichmann. Elected by the E Club, theirs was the duty of presenting the awards to the five place teams in each event. 94 ' I A HE E Club, consisting of the Elmhurst -1 letter-winners, is one of the most select groups on campus, as its members are the out- standing players in each sport. The activities of this club range from printing programs for the football and basketball games to electing the E.I.I, queen and court. This year for the first time the E Club planned a banquet for all lettermen. Previously there had been banquets for individual sports, but the club felt that it would be a good idea for all members to get together. Another innovation was a vote to hold initiation twice a year, once in the autumn and once again in the spring, so that all letter- winning seniors would get a chance to join the club. They also plan on holding a sport night for lettermen from nearby high schools, to interest them in coming to Elmhurst. Presi- dent of this year ' s E Club was Lawrence Till v. and was assisted by Vice-President Roger John- son and Secretary-Treasurer Lewis Eitenmiller. On Saturday, May 10, the 18th Annual Elmhurst Inter-collegiate Invitational Track and Field Meet was held. Loyola, the 1950 and 1951 winner, returned to defend its team championship. Altogether, twenty-five mid- western colleges enrolled participants. Stiff competition for the team title was expected to be provided by Wheaton, De Paul. DeKalb, Western Illinois, and Millikin. CLUB OFFICERS: Law- rence Tilly, President; Louis Eitenmiller, Secretary; Roger Johnson, Vice-President. Seiler pulling for a first. Home stretch in the E.I.I. Jke Spring (Concert llvnliurst — Sin in £ School IP resents (J3rcilicim5 il ec uiem Was, THE Elmhurst Mens Glee Club, better known as the " Singing Collegians, " ' is the oldest organization on the campus, originating in 1894 and growing in size and prestige until it reached its present number of twenty-four well-balanced voices. Throughout the year, in addition to several " one-night stands, " in and around Elmhurst, the Glee Club took two tours. They also presented programs for the student body and frequently appeared in Chapel Assemblies. The director, Myron " Mike " Carlisle, has done an excellent job of molding the boys into a well-knit unit, and the members themselves have developed, in the process of singing together, a keen sense of cooperation and fellowship. The sixteen-voice girl ' s choir, known as Polyhymnia, definitely holds its own in the music department despite its size. With a repertoire ranging from Palestrina to Rogers and Hammerstein, from Brahms to nursery tunes, the " angel singers, " as they used to be called, are skilled and versatile. Their many programs included Chapel appearances, tours, and concerts in high schools and churches. Mrs. Schade, Secre- tary of the School of 1 u ic. Their friendly rivalry with the Glee Club is traditional. Mrs. Viola Repp has completed her third year of directing the Polyhymnia, and she has achieved a real excellence of musicianship in the girls. The thirty-three mixed voices of the Chapel Choir, directed by Mr. T. Howard Krueger, are well known to the college. After starting nearly from scratch last year, with a new director and an almost completely new membership, the choir has done a fine job of building up a repertoire and a reputation. Those of us who merely enjoy listening to the music sung by the choir know little of what goes on behind the scenes during rehearsals while those songs are being prepared for presentation. Any choir member will recall with blushes the time, he, having lost his place in the music, gave forth with a solo not originally intended by the composer. The sopranos will see in their nightmares the picture of Mr. Krueger begging them on his knees to sing the notes that were printed and not the ones they preferred. The choir, under Mr. Krueger, still has more to look forward to than back upon, but they can remember with pride a year of notable advances and marked improvement. This vear for the spring concert on May 15, all the organizations of the music department, plus other interested and musically inclined outsiders, including both students and faculty, joined voices in presenting Brahms ' Requiem Mass. This was a program that will long be remembered and, it is hoped, provide a prece- dent for future combined effort in presenting the world ' s great music to the college and community. POLYHYMNIA; Row 1: Marge Kennedy, Carmen Sturm, Martha Ostenkamp, Grace Ruhl, Beverley Lawrenz. Row 2: Hope Zenke, Ethel Wobus, Toni Pet- tee, Helen Holzkamper, Arlene Niebergall, Caroline Sturm. Row 3: Nan Kienle, Alice Ruhl, Grace Buehrer, Ruth Weidler, Frances Haberthier, Maizie hitcomh. CHAPEL CHOIR; Row 1: Marilyn Miller, Joanne Search, Adolph Burkhardt, Ted Cams, Ralph M eyer, William Knack, Marilyn Becker, Shirley Klein, Phyllis Engelsdorfer, Lucille Ball. Row 2: Betty Buchman, Neva Pottratz, Bob Warskow, Keith Klostermann, Ted Ander- son, Don Mayer, Nancy Koop, Elizabeth Schoenbach, Nancy Kron, Charlotte Klein. Row 3: Diane Welshymer, T. H. Krue- ger, Director, Marlene Eich- meier, Leonard Kraemer, Allan M it tier, Bob Hoff, Kenneth Mitchell, Marilyn Schutte. Gloria Luehmann, Joyce Koch. MEN ' S GLEE CLl B: Row I: Myron Carlisle, Director, Jim Konrad, Ed Reinhardt, W illiam Nagy, Dan Winger, Otto Sum- mer, Richard Tilly. Row 2: Roger Bauer, Dick Van Voorhis. Phil- lip Mazzone, Don Gahler, Dick Brueseke, Kenneth Cikanek, Dick Bloesch, Boh Harrison. Row 3: George illiams, Marvin I bright, J oh n Thompson, Art I in r Wagner, Paul Rahmeier, Ralph Wellge, Jerry Hayes. 97 io3aultoe3. dttend picnics Students XT HEN you think of the month of May, you think of all sorts of pleasant things that have to do with being out of doors as much as possible. One of the things we all looked forward to with particular eagerness was the annual S.U. picnic. Barring the shud- dersome thought of rain, it was to be held at Potowatamie Park on May 18th, the same place it was held last year. The park, con- veniently situated on Fox River, provides opportunities for volleyball, baseball, tennis, and boating. It is also theoretically possible to swim, but it is usually just a bit too cold for anyone but the polar bears. The newly-elected Student Union President could reasonably expect to be formally initiated into his office in the tradition established last vear — that of being thrown into the chilly river by the cabinet members of the Union. And, inevitably, finals again. It seemed like we had just got done with them when thev were upon us once more and we realized that the year was almost over. We were torn with the desire to hurry up and get them over with and the wish that time would slow down a little and the year not end so soon. For some of us this marked the end of a whole chapter of our lives and the beginning of a new one. We were both regretful at the passing of the old and eager for the coming of the new. For Senior " Hofi Johnson wa»cs lasl hall le willi final exams. others of us, of course, there was not such a feeling of finality, and we could look forward to returning next Autumn. The warm spring days were glorious for studying out of doors. Little knots of students could be found under every tree and upon every bench . . . couples could be seen walking in the park . . . Then, as the days passed, our numbers gradually thinned until all finals were over. Baccalaureate and Commencement on June 1 closed the year, and then it was good-bye to Elmhurst, forever, or for awhile. Good luck, we said . . . or See you in September! 99 I SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS:BillNagy, Treasurer; Roger Bauer, President; Dr. DeBruine, Advisor; Dolores Pease, Secre- tary; Bob Lenhart, Vice-President. W H cr S WHO MEMBERS, 1952. Left to Right: Arlene Trnka, Molly Mer- nitz, Joan Johanning, Bob Mensendiek, Nan Kienle, Lawrence Tilly, Ardiene Lang, George X right. (j rci clu a Hon 2)a 1, 1952 Betty Adams Oak Park, Illinois English Dolores Ahrenot Crete, Illinois History- Women ' s Intramurals Elm Bark Staff Hungarian Club F.T.A. Marvin Albright Rosenberg, Texas Sociology Cross Country Team Men ' s Glee Club Religious Life Chairman John Amlof Chicago, Illinois Chemistry Elm Bark Staff, Sports Editor James Anderson Maywood, Illinois Biology Science Club, President Camera Club Student L T nion Senator Biology Lab Assistant Herbert Armstrong Chicago, Illinois Speech Elm Bark Staff Anchor and Eagle Club Men ' s Glee Club Student Union Senator Betty Bast Menomonee Falls, V( is. Speech Correction Women ' s Union President German Club F.T.A. Freshman Class Secretary Boger Bauer Grand Rapids, Michigan Biology Men ' s Glee Club Director of Senior Show, 1951 Senior Class President Student Union Senator Marlys Baur Elmhurst, Illinois History Student Union Senator Women ' s Union Secretary Kenneth Blaesing Elmhurst, Illinois Business Administration Anchor and Eagle Club Richard Bloesch Chicago, Illinois Philosophy Philosophy Club, President Orchestra, President Men ' s Glee Club, Accompanist S.C.A. German Club Pre-The Society Gust ay Bloom Elmhurst, Illinois Pre-The M ary Suzanne Blum River Forest, Illinois Speech Theatre Russell Boeger Elmhurst, Illinois Chemistry Baseball Team J. V. Basketball Charles Bowman Chicago, Illinois English Richard Branding Granite City, Illinois Chemistry Basketball Baseball Team. Captain Track Team Thea i re Adolpii Burkhardt Angela Cola Norman Collina Nancy Conwai Asperg, Germany Melrose Park. Illinois Maywood, Illinois Maywood. Illi Pre-The Spanish History Teaching 1 U Donald Coutre Villa Park, Illinois Business A dm in i strut ion Steven Csutoros Cleveland, )hio Biology Virginia West Cump Northlake, Illinois Music Chapel Choir Junior Prom Court, 1951 E.T.I. Queen, 1950 Junior Prom Committee Shirley Southon Daubnek Elmhurst, Illinois Speech Correction Elm Bark Staff Student Union Senator Theatre F.T.A. Secretary Charles Davey Brookfield, Illinois Economics Football Team Track Team E Club Spanish Club Inlramurals Helen Kuester Davis St. Louis, Missouri Christian Education Junior Prom Queen, 1951 Norris Dougherty Maywood, Illinois Biology Elm Bark Editor Herman Dragt Chicago, Illinois Sociology Edward Ehlers Forest Park, Illinois Business A dm in i strati on Lewis Eitenmiller Pekin, Illinois Business Administration Track Team E Club Anchor and Eagle Club Theatre Elm Bark Staff Elms Staff, Business Manager Spanish Club Richard Entenmann Elmhurst, Illinois Econotnies German Club Joseph Fagan San Gabriel, California Business Adm in istration Barbara Feierabend Herbert Feierabend Donald Gabler Dale Arthur Gittings Khariar, Orissa, India Khariar, Orissa, India Baltimore, Maryland Elmwood Park, Illinois Biology English Philosophy Business Administration S.C.A. " Track Team ' Men ' s Glee " Club Football Team, Co-Captain Philosophy Club Elms Editor, 1951 E Club Philosophy Club French Club Publications Chairman George Gregory heaton, Illinois ' s ychology, Ecanom ics Stanley Gudmundson M a v wood. I lliiKii Camera Club Robert Hansen Chicago, Illinois Business Administration Richard Harrigan Oak Park, Illinois Business Administration French Club Refreshment Chairman, 1951 Student Facult v Show, 1951 1(14 William Heise Northbrook, Illinois Business I dm in istration Elm Bark, Advertising Manager Patricia Hoffman Heusner Minneapolis, Minnesota Chemistry Vi omen ' s Intramurals W.R.S.E. French Club John Hill, Jr. Brookfield, Illinois Elementary Education Basketball Team, Captain E. Club F. T.A. Alan Joens Blue Island, Illinois Biology Football Team E. Club Anchor and Eagle Club Spanish Club Joan Johanning St. Louis. Missouri Sociology Theatre, President Films Staff, Associate Fditor Junior Class Concessions, Co-Chairman Elms Court E.LI. Court Dorothy Johnson Deerbrook, Wisconsin Christian Education Theatre Elm Bark Staff Chapel Choir S.C.A. Cabinet German Club Roger Johnson Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chemistry Football Team E Club Athletic Chairman Orchestra Band Eleanor Jones Villa Park, Illinois Biology Chapel Choir Women ' s Intramurals Science Club Senior Show Irene Kalman Clifton, New Jersey Psychology Elm " Bark Staff Elms Staff Hungarian Club, Secretary Mary Ann Kaufmann St. Louis, Missouri Biology, Chemistry Women ' s Intramurals Science Club German Club Homecoming Revue Senior Show Kenneth Kay Sheboygan, Wisconsin Mathematics Chapel Choir W.R.S.E. Student Union Senator Homecoming Revue, 1951 Student Faculty Show, 1951 Ray Ken yon Northlake, Music Carolyn Keheszturi Chicago, Illinois Elementary Education F.T.A. Hungarian Club Thomas Kidwell Oak Park, Illinois Business I dm in istration Nan Kienle Kansas City, Missouri Spanish Theatre Spanish Club, President Chapel Choir Pol) h mnia, President South Hall. President Who ' s ho Curtis Killion Oak Park, Illinois Economics Football Team Raschall Team William Knack Milwaukee, W isconsin Sociology Men ' s Glee Club Chapel Choir S.C.A. Irene Kolozy Oaklawn, Illinois Biology German ( Hub Women ' s Intramurals Social Life Committee Hungarian ( Hub Homecoming Revue Leon ird Kb vemer St. Louis, Missouri Philosophy ( lhapcl ( ihoir. Student Director Homecoming Re ue, 195 1 ( iomposer Ran. I Orchestra Philosoph) lull Edg VR Km ege h [icsston, Kansas Spanish l{ el ig ion-. Li Ic Chairman Spanish Club len ' Glee ( Hub s.c. . 107 ■ Donald Lancaster Maywood, Illinois Business A dm in ist rati tin Bowling Team Ardiene Lang Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chemistry, Mathematics Women ' s Inlramurals Cheerleader Student Union Senator Student Union Cabinet, Secretary Homecoming Co-Chairman Who ' s Who Juanita Larson Chicago, Illinois Social Science Chapel Choir F.T.A. S.C.A. Homecoming Revue Senior Show Douglas Layman Elmhurst, Illinois Biology W.R.S.E. Student Faculty Show Robert Lenhart Elmhurst, Illinois Business A dm in ist ration Cross Country Team Track Team Inlramurals E Club Senior Class, Vice-President Allen Lovell Oak Park, Illinois Liberal Arts Football Team Baseball Team Spanish Club Student Faculty Show, 1951 Kenneth Lucas Oak Park, Illinois Chemistry Harold Luehring Elmhurst, Illinois Business Administration Baseball Team Basketball Team Robert Lundquist Oak Park, Illinois Business Administration Floyd Mattheeussen New Troy, Michigan Elementary Teaching Baseball Team Inlramurals Track Team E Club I lomecoming He ue Robert Mensendiek Lorain, Ohio Biology, Chemistry Tennis Team Inlramurals Elms, Business Manager Elm Bark Staff S.C.A. Vice-President Sophomore Class President Student Union President Who ' s Who Mary Louise Mernitz Evansville, Indiana English Student Union Senator Theatre S.C.A. Secretary Junior Prom, Co-Chairman F.T.A. Junior Prom Court, 1951 E.I.I. Court, 1951 Homecoming Court, 1951 Who ' s Who Ruth Mesenbrink Maywood, Illinois Elementary Teaching Spanish Club Theatre F.T.A. Kenneth Mitchell Chicago, Illinois Music Chapel Choir Orchestra Sophomore Class, Treasurer Barbara Morgan Elmhurst, Illinois Elementary Teaching Elm Bark Staff Junior Class Treasurer French Club Student-Faculty Show, Chairman F.T.A., Vice-President Richard Mueller Elmhurst. Illinois Chem istry. Mathematics Raymond M ydill Itasca, Illinois Chemistry Eugene Nagy Cleveland. )hi Political Science I ntramurals Political Science Club F.T.A. Hungarian Club William Nagy Chicago, Illinois Sociology Elms Staff W.R.S.E. Hungarian Club, Treasurer Men ' s Glee Club Senior Class Treasurer William Nelson Chicago, Illinois Bus in ess A dm in istration Basketball Team ins id Martha Ostenkamp Dayton, Ohio Elementary Education French Club Polyhymnia F.T.A. Firesides Sleering Committee Richard Pearce Michigan City, Indiana Music Mens Glee Club German Club Junior Class Vice-President F.T.A. Dolores Pease Bellwood, Illinois Elementary Education Chapel Choir Senior Class Secretary John Porter Park Ridge, Illinois Business A dm in istration Band Flm Bark Staff Charles Ptjglia Franklin Park, Illinois Biology Henry Radloff Oak Park, Illinois Biology Theatre Edward Reinhardt Okawville, Illinois Psychology Chapel Choir Men ' s Glee Club Chapel 0 uartet Student Union Senator Pre-The Society Senior Show Nina Rewchuk Chicago, Illinois Biology Women ' s Union Secretary Elm Bark News Ed i I or Science Club F.T.A. Donald Rinnan Oak Park, Illinois Business Administration Elm Bark Staff Melvin Rowley Lombard, Illinois Economics Janet St. Clair Villa Park, Tllir Psychology Spanish Club Roger Schmiege Bryan l, Wisconsin Chemistry Fool hall Team John Schneider Arnold, Maryland Psychology Chapel Choir Band Orchestra W.R.S.E. Manager Otto Sommer Grand Rapids, Michigan Philosophy Philosophy Club, Secretary Pre-The Society S.C.A. Men ' s Glee Club, Business Manager Senior Show Roy Sorensen Franklin Park. Chemistry Elm Bark Staff Band Irchestra [ntramurals Science Club German ( Huh nil Laurence Stanton Chicago, Illinois Chemistry John Stevesand Hammond, Indiana Sociology Social Life Committee Student Union Senator Anchor and Eagle Club [ntramurals Pre-The Society Carmen Sturm Seal t le, ashinglon cm cntary Ed neat ion Pol h mnia Theatre F.T.A. Joseph S nek ( aeero, Illinois Chemistry German ( Huh Science ( Huh Chess and ( Ihecker ( Hub I lomecorning Re ue Gl s T VRH ( Jiicago. I llinoi Business idmin istration I lungarian ( Hub Lela Teichmann Mascoutah, Illinois English Student Union Senator Intramurals Junior Class Secretary Student Union Secretary F.T.A. Homecoming Court, 1951 E.I.I. Court, 1951 Dorothy Thompson Glendale, Missouri Biology, Chemistry I n Iramurals Science Club Senior Show Homecoming Revue Shirley Thompson Lakeland, Florida English Theatre W.R.S.E. Elm Bark Staff F.T.A. Lawrence Tilly Elmhurst, Illinois Biology Footbalf Team, Co-Captain Track Team Athletic Chairman E Club President Student Union Senator Freshman Class, Vice-President J. V. Basketball Who ' s Who Anna Treude Palo Alto, California Pre-Nursing Senior Nurse of College German Club Arlene Trnka Chicago, Illinois Elementary Education Elms Associate Editor Social Life Committee Student Union. Vice-President of Women Sophomor e Class Secretary Polyhymnia Homecoming Queen, 1951 Who ' s Who Albert Vandermar Chicago, Illinois Psychology W.R.S.E. Intramurals Track Team French Club President Lloyd Van Schoyck, Jr. Elmhurst, Illinois Sociology Daina Variakojis Chicago, Illinois Biology Women ' s Intramural Barbara Wahl Baltic, Ohio Christian Education German Club President S.C.A. Pre -The Steering Committee Laila Warson Donnellson, Iowa Social Science Chapel Choir S.C.A. F.T.A. French Club Women ' s Intramurals Ralph Weltge St. Louis, Missouri Philosophy Men s Glee Club Junior Prom Co-Chairman Philosophy Club Rodger Williams Oak Park, Illinois Biology Thomas Wosikowski Chicago, Illinois Philosophy Senior Show Homecoming Revue George Wright Elmhurst, Illinois Chemistry Tennis Team E Club Sophomore Class, Vice-President Elms Staff Social Life Committee, Chairman Student Union Senator Who ' s Who 112 om the Editor " The Elmhurst Story 1952 " is the product of long hours of planning, much work and sacrifice on the part of the Elms ' Staff, and the cooperation of the student body with the staff. We of the Elms Staff are indeed proud of our job and it has been a great pleasure for us to record a vear of our college life in words and photographs. We thank vou, the students, for entrusting us with this responsibility and sin- cerely hope that our work meets with your approval and that it will continue to be a source of joyous memories throughout the years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the persons who have made " The Elmhurst Story 1952 " a book that shall be remembered as a very successful experiment in a new and different type of school annual. To Toni Pettee for doing a " bang-up " job in writing the complete story in her interesting and sparkling style; to Maizie Whitcomb who is responsible for arranging for and acquiring every photograph that this book contains; to Louie Eitenmiller who has served the Elms in the past two years in the capacity of Adver- tisement Manager and Business Manager and who has personally sold more ads than any other student in Elms history; to Fred Creedle who is responsible for snapping, developing, and printing the many interesting and attrac- tive photographs throughout our book; to my Assistant Editors, Helen Holzkamper and R. B. Mernitz, for their efforts in making our book a success; to Pat Daum who has given our book a pleasant appeal with her talent in art; to Don Gabler and Jane Garver who toiled endlessly in mounting all our photographs on panels so that we could bring you more photo- coverage at less cost; to George Wright and his " caption crew " who have added their wit- ticisms to Elms pages for the past two years; to my Associate Editor, Arlene Trnka, who has contributed her talented efforts in various departments of our staff; to Bob Dimmig who carefully laid the advertisement foundation of our book; to Kay Eilrich. Staff Secretary, who most adequately filled her job of carrying on the Elms correspondence and publicity; and to all of the many other persons who have made it a great honor and pleasure to be an Elms Editor I would like to sa . " Thank you, you ' ve done a grand job. " " Sparky " Warehime Editor. 1952 114 : ELMHURST OFFICE 189 N. 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Complete Service The Robillard Chapel Robillard ' s Funeral Home 134 S.York St. Phone Elmhurst 1 8 I 2.1 Thirsty Drop in at Hungry AUNT JENNIE ' S SNACK SHOP Good Food • Sodas • Sundaes TRY OUR HOME MADE CANDIES Fast Service on Mailing 1 50 N. York St. Elmhurst 6675 Phone Elmhurst6693 ELMHURST BIRD HOUSE Budgies Canaries All Pet Supplies— Foods Helen C. Wiedenbeck Elmhurst. 109 W. 1st St. CRUM LETTER SERVICE 2 Good Stock Companies • M imeographing Multigraphing Mail ing Service Rubber Stamps Fisher Bldg. Ph one Elm 1 031 109 East First St. Elmhurst, Illinois COMPLIMENTS OF COOPER -POLLOCK 183 N. York St. Phone 3500 Suburban Casualty Co. (Founded in 1925) Pioneer Fire Ins. Co. (Founded in 1918) Ed win F. Diecke, Pres. 2 GOOD STOCK COMPANIES Worthy of the Highest Confidence MAY WE SERVE YOU? Home Office, Wheaton, Illinois WHeaton 8-2700 We Al ways nave Th ose Extra Good Things To Eat . . . BARTMANN ' S BAKERY WE DELIVER Ph one Elm 268 122 Addison Ave. Elmhurst 124 THE ELM DEPARTMENT STORE ELMHURST ' S FINEST STORE 121-127 West First St. Elmhurst 368 You are always welcome CALIFORNIA BRICK KITCHEN 419 Harlem— Near Wieboldts Free Parking Open All Night SOCIAL OR BUSINESS PRINTING Ph one Us for An Est imate on Your Next Job ELM LEAVES PRINT SHOP Schiller Court Elmhurst 3646 Compliments of BIXBY REALITY Real Estate INSURANCE-MORTGAGES 501 Spring Road Elm 4925 Elmhurst, D. H. ELLIOTT Jewelers ♦ Hamilton - Elgin - Helbros Le Coultre - Universal Geneve WATCHES Feature Lock Diamonds Guaranteed Watch Repair Phone 6730 162 N. YORK ST. ELMHURST, ILL. THE NEW AND MODERN- -RECREATION CENTER 1 1 Villa Park Bowl (Formerly Vi I lard Rec.) 321 E. St. Charles Road VILLA PARK Air Conditioned Comfort BOWLING BILLIARDS SNACK BAR Special Afternoon Rates to Elmhurst College Students Tess and Carl Coan Mgrs. Phone V P. 1 282 125 We operate our Pick-up and own plant Delivery service COMPLIMENTS OF Phone: Villa Park 6380 opynson s ohoe otore VILLA CLEANERS T JLJ JJ 11 V xl 1 13 l-L i.± 1 J IllU SHOES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY 24 Hour Service 160 N. York St. 53 So. VILLA AVE. VILLA PARK, ILL. PHONE ELMHURST 1020 BUICK BLACK FOREST DRIVE-IN AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE S-E Corner North Ave— Rt. 83 BEEFBURGER BAR B-Q ED SCHRAiM CO. FRENCH FRYS Treat Yourself to a Real Treat 145 West First St. Elmhurst, III. SEALTEST ICE CREAM £o(a floral Of jift liop 119 Addison Ave. Elmhurst, III. Congratulations o PHONE 8334 1004 v — 1 1 uiii iiui icj Flowers For Every Occasion, Specializing in Original Designing, Wedding, Banquets, from Clubs, Anniversaries, Hoi idaysand Funerals. Planting and Planters. We Will Plant Your Container for You. Get a corsage For Your m m m Wife or Sweetheart or Flowers For Your Mother s 11 ) Ullswang s C. A. Anderson Eola Wozniak F. Lopez We Deliver 126 JOHN M. SMYTH COMPANY Established 1867 " DEEP ROOTED LIKE AN OAK " 134 NORTH YORK ST. ELMHURST, ILL. COMPLIMENTS OF HILLS MUSIC STATIONERY Complete line of all speeds on Phonograph Records BOOKS GREETING CARDS STATIONERY RENTAL LIBRARY Cor. York First Sts. ELMhurst 181 Telephone: Villa Park 6147 Watch — Jewelry Repairing GEORGE ZENGER Jeweler ELGIN HAMILTON BOULEVARD WYLER WATCHES 204 So. Villa Avenue Villa Park, CARD AND CAMERA MART Costume Jewelry Gifts Stationery Childrens Books — Toys — Dolls 113 So. YORK STREET, Elmhuist 1 237 For That Afternoon KAFFEE KLATSCHY Petersen Sold Wkert Finest Condi Art Found PAUL RIEGER RALPH J. RIEGER Associate Phone Elmhurst 3269 505 S. York St. ELMHURST, ILLINOIS We invite you to consult us regarding your Real Estate, Insurance Loan and Appraisal problems. MEMBER DU PAGE REAL ESTATE BOARD 1 27 nr a i i ai " " a n n r r BEAU-VAL CARPET D ADT7D T T [HI I V Q T .T KUbJiK 1 J. J OriiN owfs CO. Beauty and Value INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS PHONE MAYWOOD 2218 ELM. 6670 129 W. First Street Jim Broadhead Elmhurst, Illinois Qnn SOUTH FIFTH AVE y J J O s — ' v J ill I II I i i I v i . MAYWOOD, ILLINOIS A 1 1 LA Willie Moy Compliments Hand Laundry 128 West Park Ave. Elmhurst, III. ACE BARBER SHOP • Fine Work, Good Service The Best in Entertainment! ! THE ICE BOX in DRIVE-IN Bar-B-Qs YORK THEATRE Hamburgers French Fries Sundaes Bargain Matinee to 6:00 p.m. N rm rin thru Snturnov Latest Model, new improved push-back seats Spend an evening in perfect relaxation from your studies. You get the most . . . the best for your entertainment dollar at the York Theatre! Malts 500 W. North Elmhurst 128 Elmhurst 5151 MILLER KEYES Funeral Director 123 North York Street ELMHURST, ILL. Ambulance Service SCHMIDTS % Telephones Villa Park 546 Villa Park 3836 PHARMACY Alfred Schmidt, R. Ph. C. A COMPLETE DRUG STORE 220 Villa Ave. Villa Park, WIGWAM DRIVE-IN BAR-B-Q ' s HAMBURGERS FRENCH FRIES SUNDAES MALTS DRINKS ELMHURST YORK STATE BANK " FRIENDLY SERVICE " -START A CHECKING ACCOUNT WITH US- " Friendly Se fvice Member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 536 York St. Elmhurst. II iments o ij the Women s A uxili tary ELMHURST COLLEGE 1 29 Phones Wabash 0526-0527 Official Photographers for 1952 Elms 2), aauerre Stud i tod 209 So. State Street Suite 1111 Republic Building CHICAGO For a Climax to a Perfect Day Enjoy delicious meals and excellent service with a wonderful atmosphere. We cater to parties, clubs etc. for banquets in our modern annex. COTTAGE HILL CAFE Bican Book Shop Books Greeting Cards Rental Library Ph one: Elmhurst 7860 107 Adelaide St. Elmhurst, III. W.R.S.E. . . . Serving the Campus . . . THE ELMBARK Covering the Campus . . . THE ELMS Remembering the Campus Publications of the Student Union Elmhurst College 1 30 Elmhurst Auto Dealers LES BIERK Chevrolet Cadillac BRIGHT AUTO REPAIR Studebaker ED SCHRAM CO. Buick COOPER-POLLOCK Ford ROESCH MOTORS DeSoto Plymouth HEINE MOTORS Dodge Plymouth DRECKMAN MOTORS Studebaker ELMHURST LINCOLN-MERCURY Lincoln Mercury FIRST MOTORS Oldsmobile THOMPSON MOTOR SALES Hudson LANGKAFEL MOTOR SALES Packard NASH OF ELMHURST Nash METER-WHITE PONTIAC Pontiac SMEJA MOTORS Willy ' s POLLARD MOTOR COMPANY Ch rysler and Plymouth TOM SMITH PONTIAC Pontiac ROSELLE MOTOR COMPANY REHER MOTOR SALES Roselle, Illinois Bensenville, Illinois rord Ford ROBERTS MOTOR SALES COMMUNITY MOTOR SALES Bensenville, Illinois Roselle, Illinois Deboto, Plymouth Chevrolet PABICH MOTOR SALES Roselle, Illinois Kaiser, Frazer 131 SUPPORT YOUR NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION After your student days are over and you take your place in the world, you will not forget Elmhurst College nor will Elmhurst College forget you. You will join the ranks of that illustrious group of men and women who can proudly say, " I am an Alumnus of Elmhurst College. " 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 Alumni 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 opera- tions. The Elmni Fund was established for those who want to do more than the minimum. Contributions to this fund enable the Alumni to carry out special projects on the campus each year. You can help by responding to these appeals, and by keeping the alumni office informed of changes in your professional status and by supplying news about yourself and your family at frequent intervals. 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