Elmhurst College - Elms Yearbook (Elmhurst, IL)

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THE NINETEEN HUNDRED FIFTY THREE ELMS VOL XXXV ELMHURST COLLEGE ELMHURST ILLINOIS -dQii imiiiiidili jp. liii Misignsi 190 Prospect Ave. THE ELMS ilBliSlimeiill JP nil lUl MeSnal Dedicated to Dr. Tkeophil Mueller XX ZITH deep respect and affection the 1953 Elms is dedicated to Dr. Theophil W. Mueller, chairman ot the Department ot SocioKjgy and former Dean of our college. For thirty-two years Dr. Mueller has given seltlessly ot his minil and his heart to Elmhurst students so that we might acquire knowledge, deep feeling and unde r- stamling of ourselves, our fellowmen and our culture. A genuine personality, tinged with wit and humor, and permeated with the wisdom of the years and an ardent faith in the ideals of Christianity and ciemocracy, Dr. Mueller is a I ' ich experience m the lives of all those w ho are pru ileged to know him. .iiiVhii MiQlBllfil jp mse ifil MOM A Word from the PreslderLt THE E i s fulfills a dual purpose. First of all it is a vivid picture ot the past tor students recalling happy incidents, important aftan ' s and winsome persons. It becomes a treasure trove to he cherished more with each year. Then, too, it becomes a little journey to those who are inter- ested en(jugh to turn the pages but who do not know Elmhurst intimately. We hope that it will give them some idea ot this re- markable school. For one who spent four of his youthful years here and returned much later to join the staff, it is an amazing college. It stands for scjund scholarship. It has grown to niatunt ' . It has an indefinable something called character due largely to the quality of teachers and students. This distinctiveness may be reflected dimly in the activities pictured here and in the faces shown. It is something that no book can capture. It will be writ in the next half century in life itself. We feel confident it will be an epic. To old friends and new we say — here ' s Elmhurst College — God love her. .oiiitaiMiaeniii Jp fm nil m sssi We Came Here to Work . . . ES, we knew when we entered college that it would demand plenty ot work on our part. After all, this venture ot becoming educated is no easy task. Although we may have telt rebuffed at times when our professors expected work of us, we had only to remind ourselves that classes and homework are the jiiw qua }ion of college life. This phase of Elmhurst College is our ccjncern in Chapter I, while the other important side ot our life here, the social, is relived in Chapter II. The setting for our learning, Elmhurst College, reveals itself to us in two ways. It is first of all, a cluster of buildings and lawns. But even a casual observer is not long in discovering the deeper significance of Elmhurst — its administration, faculty and students. Our picture of Elmhurst in this chapter, then, includes impressions of the familiar buildings, as well as of our capable administration and faculty. The learning process does not only take place in our classroom relations with the faculty members. Seven clubs, therefore, we designate as curricular, for they extend and augment class lectures. Here students of psychology, education, philosophy, sociology, German, Hungarian and Spanish meet informally to discover new aspects of their fields of interest. Last ot all, we talk about (jurselves -freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. These are the ingredients of our venture of learning. itfObUmOiinili jiP 1 11 ifiil MfflSiisi Symbol of Elmhurst Old Main Old Main . . . the building ot classrooms and laboratories, almost as old as Elmhurst College itself. . . on a typical day stretching and yawning with the arrival at bleary-eyed students tor 8 A.M. classes . . . bustling with between-chiss jocularity and smoke-clouded greetings, and then reposing to htty minutes ot cahn only to be reawakened at the end of the class period . . . listening to its own heartbeat — the tjuarter hour chimes becoming longer and more insistent until the next hour is reached and it breathes more easily . . . pausing at noon and at six o ' clock to peal a message to its friends, reminding them ot deeper values . . . harboring experiments ot future chemists and knite- happy biologists . . . encouraging lectures and discussions on Kant and Thurber . . . urging conferences with faculty members . . . sympathetic to balloting and the sale of dance bids, student directories, Christmas cards . . . sighing at the close of the day as the stragglers finish collecting mail and scanning the bulletin board. The Library . . . the morning rush at eight to get those overnight books in and still get to class on time . . . the shocked faces when told the book is out . . . studying and visiting in the basement rooms . . . the looks received when whispers become too audible . . . the crowded periodical stacks when termpapers are due . . . the efficiency of Miss Stickle, Mrs. Dailey and their assistants . . . the warm interest and untiring efforts of these librarians . . . the new ear- phone phonograph which our fines helped buv . . . the 42,000 books available for our use . . . the popular Closed Reserve shelf . . . the anticipated, regular breaks for a smoke . . . the irregular and spasmodic outbreaks of whispers and suppressed laughter . . . the rustle of the newspaper by those whose work is done . . . the glances at displays or anything to make up more time before settling down to an evening of study . . . the mad fiipping of pages (jf unread books before a test . . . the cramming and worried looks the night before finals . . . the nine-thirty adjournment to the S.U. Kranz Hall ... a link between the old Pro-Seminary and the contemporar - Elmhurst College, continuing in vitality after eighty years . . . gathering-place of town students in the lounge to study, relax, play cards . . . scene of club meetings where common interests are explored . . . the fijrmulation of student policies in committee meetings . . . the buzz of activity in the Speech Clinic and adjacent Speech offices and classroom . . . faculty offices lining the second-fioor hall . . . apartments housing maintenance families . . . the campus radio station WRSE which originates here . . . the popular Student Union store where students meet over cokes, malts and hamburgers . . . the clean room at the start of the da ' and the place that looks later as though hit by a cyclone despite all efforts . . . the TV set and the juke box competing foi- attention onl to be lost in the discussion of latest national elections. Center of Learning The Library The Campus OcrociEXAiUAX Kranz Hall jOQlhillilillnili JP itiOiilllMaSiisi The Commons . . . the meeting place of all dorm students to congregate over tood ... in warm weather the long line outside and the barricaded road in front ... in cold weather the entwining mass of students up, down and around the stairs . . . the smiling faces that fade when one asks for Haven for Hungry Students more corn or " No potatoes, please " . . . the groans of The Common those who do not like what ' s being served passing like wild fire down the line . . . the search tor a table large enough to seat all . . . the Congratulations and Happy Birthdays sung at appropriate times . . . the four note chime signalling an announce- ment to follow . . . the apartments ot maintenance tamilies . . . the home ot married women students . . . the yellow-walled infirmary rooms which help cheer us when ill . . . the reassuringly near quarters of the student nurse. Senior Men ' s Hall . . . the recently completed dormitory which replaced the " Hole to be filled with taith " . . . the sophisticated upper-class level of its occupants . . . those get-togethers ot senior men to talk over the previous three years and give the younger residents good pointers on dating . . . the buzzer Hall of Distinction system which is the envy of the girls to the south . . . the r. T» , TT look into the warm, luxuriant lounges through a snow- bENiOR Men s Hall ( . a ■ a .1 r 1 . " ?• ■ ■ i frosted window . . . the formal teas and receptions inside . . . seventy windows to the north atFording ample view ot the football field . . . the unfinished third floor — the only part of the " Hole " still to be filled . . . the classrooms set off from the rest of the ground f oor by corrugated glass walls . . . the spacious recreation room where one might witness the triumph ot a ping-pong game or completed registration . . . the East Door leading to Ad- ministration offices, pay envelopes and appointments with our Deans. Irion Hall . . . the home of underclassmen tellows shared with the School of Music . . . those sweet early hours and late tired hours pierced by the intermingling of divergent strains ot music watting through the building . . . the music lessons and small music classes in which it is impossible to dodge an Of Men and Music assignment . . . sounds ot late afternoon choral rehearsals J interrupting that nap . . . the tantalizing smell of tried onions emanating from the faculty apartment below . . . the bull sessions in which tellows congregate to talk her over . . . the hustle getting read) ' to impress the girl on Saturday night . . . the charged air of excitement and jubilation following a football triumph . . . the barber, cleaning and restaurant services established by enterprising residents . . . the all- night sessions before a Greek test . . . the Irion Hall Chapel where Vespers and Matins are held . . . the blinking light to remind those not there to observe quiet . . . the jittering experience for the junior and senior men conducting services for the first time and the relief they feel afterwards . . . the clanging of typewriters recording history in the offices of the E )?is and E m Bark. 10 11 Senior Men ' s Dorm seen across the Gardens. View of Irion Hail. 12 South Hall . . . fifty rooms vitalized by one hundred thirty-four women residents . . . the only building on campus summoning its members to curfew . . . the basement Scene Shop where Theater Guppies earn hours . . . the senior late night privileges anticipated by freshmen . . . the clothes swapping between roommates that swells one ' s wardrobe . . . the never-ending search for the perfect furniture arrangement in the room . . . the morning stretches, groans and snorts Stronghold of Women when the alarms sound . . . the pipes and radiators which CI TT clang as heat comes on and are as effective as alarm clocks houTH Hall , • , -,1 • . . . . the sighs over mail . . . the not-so-quiet hours reserved for study pierced by screams of girls who either just saw their men or got thrown into an icy shower . . . the gossip gangs over popcorn and cokes . . . the famous cry, " What have you got to eat? I ' m starved " . . . evening de- votions in the lounge . . . the bustle of cleaning rooms on Saturday morning . . . prep- aration for that date and finally a knock on the door announcing HIS arrival . . . the twelve o ' clock curfew with Mom Herrmann and yawning door beckoning to all of the female sex. The Gymnasium . . . versatile setting for many activities . . . bi-weekly Chapel Assembly where students and faculty gather to worship and hear stimulating speakers . . . gym classes in which groans can be heard from the more vigorous members . . . the thrill of hearing the swish of our basket at Work — Play — Inspiration basketball games . . . the hush as the curtain rises on the r first act of a play . . . the stage fright of those backstage and Ihe Gymnasium , ,• i r . the forgotten Jines tliat no one seems to realize . . . the excitement of dances and the wonderful transformation of our gym into a darkly lit, rich-looking room . . . the talent shows and the anxiety of student managers pacing the floor working for continuity between acts . . . the concerts enjoyed by music lovers at Christmas and in the spring. Six administrative offices occupy the east wing of Senior Men ' s Hall. Here are found the officers of Administration, who conscientiously and capably perform their wide range of duties. DR. H. W. DINKMEYER . . . President of our college since 1948 . . . holds a personal interest in each student . . . The Administration favorite hobbies are fishing and gardening with, he says, better luck at gardening . . . feels the most important trait in a college student is integrity. DR. CLARENCE JOSEPHSON . . . Assistant to the President . . . known as Dr. Jo . . . believes that students should have a definite purpose in coming to college . . . his family is his main hobby. MR. ALFRED FRIEDLI . . . Dean of the College . . . known to students even before they arrive at Elmhurst . . . shows his versatility by teaching sociology and performing as tenor soloist. DR. GENEVIEVE STAUDT . . . Dean of Students . . . wise counselor who concerns herself with all types of student needs . . . chairman of Department of Education . . . women of South Hall have never found her refrigerator empty. THE REV. CHARLES CALLAHAN . . . Admissions Counselor and Director of Public Relations ... a well-known Elmhurst resident who recently became affiliated with the College . . . believes a student should have a sense of direction that gives jOIG i lAiil Hbi ill JP aBi llil JSeMl 14 meaning to his education . . . his ofF-campus interests include dog training. THE REV. AUGUST MOLXAR . . . Assistant Director of Admissions . . . also a " freshman " member of the Administration . . . teaches Hungarian and promotes interest about Ehnhurst in churches of Hungarian descent . . . hopes to find a sense of responsibility in the students. Efficient assistance is provided by the office staff. Working at the switchboard, recording grades, making out statements, receiving town people in the School ot Music, are just a iew of the contributions which these women make to the smooth iunctioning ot Elmhurst College. The division of Philosophy and Religion under the chairmanship ot Dr. William j . Haltter is designed to introduce students to the nature, objective and methods ot Christian education and leadership in church work. It correlates tacts ot the natural sciences with religious values, and endeavors to integrate religion into lite. DR. HALFTER . . . teaches philosophy . . . keen wit . . . popular in student- faculty productions . . . writer ' s cramp is a widespread complaint ot his classes . . . bewilders beginning lovers ot DIVISION OF wisdom with a fluent use ot philosophical terms. „ REV. KOENIG . . . teaches freshman religion and PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION Christian education . . . cautions students against waiting tor pie in the sky when they die . . . his home is open to all for contabs, debates and babysitting . . . with Mrs. Koenig makes a gi eat contribution to the Christian foundation tor campus lite. REV. SCHADE . . . teaches Christian education, philosophy and Greek . . . his friendly nature does bring " sunshine " . . . not fully sure whether or not to name new daughter Euripedes. DR. WEHRLI . . . teaches religion . . . baseball enthusiast . . . was chemistry major at Oberlin College . . . gives students treat by using daughters Becky and Carol as illustrations tor fine points in lectures . . . interested in the history ot religion . . . unassuming . . . reveals new wealths ot meanings in the Scriptures. The division ot Languages and Literature is under the chairmanship ot Dr. Walter Wadepuhl. The two required years ot language are intended to give the student a reading knowledge of an ordinary book in that tongue. The English courses provide opportunity tor studying grammar, com- position and analysis of literature. DIVISION OF DR. CARLSOX . . . teaches Shakespeare and modern drama . . . loved and respected for his humor ana gentle LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE firmness . . . owns a library of more than 5,000 vcjlumcs . . . enjoys solitary walks . . . staunch rooter at football and track practice sessions. MR. CARRIER . . . teaches English and Spanish . . . his psychological novel was published last summer . . . likes the sincerity and friemlliness of Elmhurst . . . has traveled in South .America, Europe and the Far East for eniovment and studv. DR. EDGREX . . . teaches English . . . wishes the unsophisticated attitudes ot freshmen would last . . . passion for choral music; I rahms ami Mozart amonu; his favorite composers. MRS. JOXES . . . teaches Spanish . . . can fiml no complamts about lici " thi ' ce years at Elmhurst . . . speaks a loveK ' Spanish . . . enioys dress designing on a small scale and golt. iiflOllilHlllllllBlliii JP l li ifil MeSSSi MISS McDERMOTT . . . teaches French and Spanish . . . poetry, essays, plays are favorite reading matter ... is glad to be able to know students more intimately than at larger schools . . . tond ot walking, swimming, ice skating and skiing. MRS. STORY . . . teaches literature and composition courses . . . reading pro- vides both hobby and vocation . . . her charming manner appeals to all . . . summer finds her in the East, swimming and mountain climbing. MR. SWORDS . . . teaches English . . . feels that Elmhurst students have a well defined purpose; know what they want to do . . . in the process of remodeling house into home . . . interested especially in the English novel of the 18th century. DR. WADEPUHL . . . teaches German . . . enlivens class periods with tales of his trip of last summer to Germany, Spain anci France . . . gives clear presentation of intricacies of grammar . . . preparing a complete biography ot Heine . . . surprised the German Club with folk tunes on his harmonica. The Division of Natural Sciences under the chairmanship ot Dr. Homer H- Helmick provides interesting and valuable training tor those who wish to teachi and for students not majoring in the sciences who desire a cultural program. MR. BRYANT . . . teaches mathematics . . . bridge and -rx chess are his games . . . disturbed bv the stigma attached Division of ■ n- i j- • i • - u j u " to mtelhgence; the tradition that it s smart to be dumb Natural Sciences • ■ • feels that students should like knowledge for knowl- edge ' s sake and not demand practical value . . . likes the friendly relationships on a small campus. DR. DE BRUINE . . . teaches biology . . . tremendous knowledge ot his subject has won widespread respect . . . finds television a good way to relax . . . always cordial and considerate. DR. HELMICK . . . teaches chemistry and physics . . . enjoys canasta and movies in spare time . . . member of the Twenty-five Year Club for tour years . . . was head of chemistry department at Wheaton. MR. KASTRINOS . . . teaches biology . . . enthusiasti: coach of our athletic teams . . . Billy and Bobby have lots of fun with their " pop. " MR. KOMMES . . . teaches chemistry ... at Elmhurst since 1944 . . . bothered by students ' delay in make-up work . . . calm and affable . . . golt and photography are his hobbies. MR. LANGELER . . . teaches zoology . . . respected as teacher and pal . . . spent last summer canoeing and camping in Canada . . . his novel assembly talk on bird calls will not be forgotten. DR. MALECKI . . . teaches biologv and psychology . . . came to Elmhurst from Purdue University . . . rapid and comprehensive lecturer. MR. ROSBACK . . . teaches geology, chemistry and physics . . . assists in the athletic department . . . as vice-president of our National Alumni Association was responsible tor the erection ot the steel bleachers last summer. DR. STRONG . . . teaches geography . . . has a broad background ot work, in- cluding position as a geographer for the General Staff of the Army . . . helped develop an educational program for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service . . . has visited every state . . . active in church work. The Division ot Social Sciences, under the chairmanship ot Dr. Paul N. Crusius, jQlhinnillMtll JP HiW ifilMflgiiSI Mr. Royal J. Schmidt, Political Science. Mr. Gerald Head, Economics. Mr. Eugene Lerner, Economics. Dr. Henry Malecki, Psychology. Dr. Paul Crusius, History. Mr. Robert Swords, English. Dr. Karl Carlson, English. Dr. Carl Edgren, English. Dr. William Halftcr, Philosophy. Mr. Benjamin Jaques, Speech. is quite comprehensive, including departments in business administration, eco- nomics, education, history and political science, psychology and sociology. The required year ot study in this division gives the student an understanding ot society and its problems. DR. CRUSIUS . . . teaches history . . . has accumulated a fascinating knowl- edge oi the school and growing community during his 39 N ' ears at Elmhurst . . . kindly wisdom and sincerity has won the respect ot colleagues and students. DR. DE ROO . . . teaches psychology . . . formerly served as guidance counsellor at Ball State Teachers DIVISION OF College, and at a tuberculosis sanitorium ... his wife o a T T r -r r. , , ... . . . • DOCIAL bCIENCEb was an art teacher and still enjoys painting occasionally. MR. HEAD . . . teaches business administration ... his additional jobs as practicing attorney and accountant fill every moment . . . would like a more rigid discipline to prepare students for the realities of lite. MR. KINSELLA . . . teaches business management . . . finds skiing good winter recreation; golf in summer . . . footloose and fancy free . . . would like young people to regard studying as a tulltime job. MR. LERNER . . . teaches economics . . . his hobby is studying various phases of the Civil War . . . television provides a satisfactory Saturday night ' s enter- tainment . . . considers economics as the foundation of human thought. MRS. MELLIS . . . teaches typing and shorthand . . . considers laziness in secre- tarial training courses to mean laziness in future iobs . . . chief outside interests are domestic gardening, sewing, entertaining . . . finds the friendly atmosphere striking on a small campus. DR. MUELLER . . . teaches sociology . . . recently completed his own home . . . dramatic moments in his lectures capture everyone ' s attention . . . many students turn to him for helpful and concrete guidance. MR. SCHMIDT . . . teaches history and political science . . . impressed with great opportunity for student faculty relationships at a smaller college ... his interest and ability along the musical line were evidenced by his bass solo in " Christ Reborn. " The Division of Line Arts under the chairmanship of Mr. C. C. Arends is intended to give students an understanding and appreciation of man ' s cultural and artistic expressions. The School of Music offers courses in music theory and applied music instruction. MR. ARENDS . . . teaches speech and drama . . . looks dapper at all times . . . adds new twists to public speaking . . . organizer and director of the lively communitv theatre group. DIVISION OF MISS BASKERVILLE . . . teaches art . . . enccni rages . , 1 1 1 ■ r , r INE Arts students to develop their own line . . . no longer accepts blank canvasses entitled " Polar bear in a snow storm " . . . . . . adds to lectures with her personal notes of visits to cathedrals and museums in Europe. MR BEARD . . . teaches speech . . . fcjrmerly taught at Wayne L ' niversity . . . has been kangarcjcj hunting in Australia. MR. JAQUES . . . director of speech correction clinic . . . works with plnsicai interferences to communication . . . bridge fiend . . . likes to read late and sleep late . . . concerned with the uelisjirings of luiman belunmi-: luiman dx luimics. jiiGiii flinaiiiiniiili m» i sssi 21 Division of Physical Education MR. KRUEGER . . . teaches music theory and brass instruments . . . director of the Chapel Choir . . . impartial and considerate . . . responsible for the organiza- tion ot the Choral Union. MR. DAVID AUSTIN . . . teaches voice and directs the Men ' s Glee Club . . . his first year at Elmhurst . . . already popular and well-liked . . . experienced bass soloist. MR. RUDOLPH BAKOTICH . . . teaches violin . . . member of G.I. Symphony during the War . . . congenial personality . . . does theater work in Chicago. MRS. PHYLLIS FINNEMORE . . . ' teaches piano in Preparatory School . . . shows a solicitous concern for her students ... in her 13th year at Elmhurst. MRS. ELSA CHANDLER FISCHER . . . teaches piano . . . has untiring energy . . . accompanies several civic choruses . . . president of Elmhurst Community Concert Association. MRS. MARIE STANGE HERNANDEZ . . . teaches piano . . . heads Robyn Music Classes tor Children . . . interested in the individual . . . gives unselfishly of her time. MISS HELEN KETTNER . . . teaches piano . . . an extensively-sought-after concert artist . . . much respected by her students. MR. JOHN LEO LE ' IS . . . teaches organ . . . composer ot many choral and organ compositions . . . enjoys reading philosophical works. MRS. VIOLA REPP . . . teaches voice and directs Polyhymnia ... is proficient in honiemaking as well as music ... a well-known mezzo-soprano soloist. MR. LESLIE WOELFLIN . . . teaches woodwinds ... is newest member in the School ot Music faculty . . . has taught in Jacksonyille, Alabama, and was band director in Iowa. The work in the Division ot Physical Education has as its objectives the maintenance ot health and vigor, the provision of wholesome and stimulating recreation, and the development of character through cooperation and sportsmanship. The division is chaired by Mr. Oliver Langhorst. teaches women ' s physical education and folk dancing . . . was a student at Elmhurst ... is a triend ot all who know MISS JOHNSON . likes to knit and cook . her . . . enthusiastic. MR. LANGHORST . . . teaches men ' s physical education and coaches toot- ball and track . . . " Pete " enjoys puttering around the home . . . respected advocate ot good sportsmanship. MISS NELLIE STICKLE . . . librarian . . . has wide interests, including theater, reading and cooking . . . sa ' s Librarians Elmhurst College " grows on you " ... is devoted to her work, the students and the college. MRS. LOIS DAILEY . . . assistant librarian ... in her fitth year at F.lmhurst . . . her extra-library interests center about her tamily . . . plans to move to Calitornia during the coming summer. MRS. HERRMANN . . . house director of South Hall . . . " Mom " to a dormful of girls . . . sees that her charges keep hours . . . enjoys spending her holidays with her children and their families . . . likes to have tormer stu- dents come back and visit her. They Clean, Cook and Counsel •o nnuantli jIP US! iiii Another type ot service is performed by the staff of cooks, headed by Mrs. Inga Albright, dietician. They provide meals three times a day to satisfy the appetites of hungry students. Just as a large part of producing a play depends upon the work ot those behind the scenes, so the smooth running ot Elmhurst College depends upon the mainte- nance crew, which includes electricians, carpenters and those who take care ot the campus grounds and buildings. For the first time in several years there has been a large enough group on campus interesteci in psychology to organize a Psychology Club. The first meeting was held on September 30 with Dr. DeRoo as the faculty advisor taking charge. The mem- bers decided to meet on the first Wednesday of every month and elected the officers: Eloise Grunewald, president, Gerald Craig, vice-president, Fay Kraus, secretary, and Joyce Koch, treasurer. It was agreed that anyone who had been or was enrolled in a psychology course was eligible to join the club. Dues were set to cover the cost ot refreshments and the programs which included tape recordings from the psychology department at the University of Cincinnati, a film, a speaker- and a Christ- mas party, the highlight ot the year ' s activities. id , - - C 1111 1 1 ■ r 1 r x SYCHOLOGY v LUB I he club liad a memberstiip of about twenty-five stu- dents who worked to make the Psychology Club an enjoy- able and profitable experience. Students interested in teaching on the elementary or secondary level find in the Future Teachers of America a splendid opportunity to become better acquainted with the problems and practices of the teaching profession. Speakers, films, discus- sion groups and field trips are among the F.T.A. activities. Several Elmhurst alumni who are now teaching in the near vicinity visited the first F.T.A. meeting ot the year to tell of their classroom experiences. Discussions concerning guidance, discipline, testing and grading have helped students become more familiar with the teacher ' s sundry roles. Parties and picnics are on the social side of F.T.A. -r rn jj , ,- , AT u • 1 InTTURE TEACHERS OF functions. Honor member ot the year, Dan Mesenbrmk, won a tree membership to the local chapter and state and AMERICA national organization in a blueberry pie-eating contest. Robert Thoma, president, Grace Buehrer, vice-president, Greta Malasics, secretary-treasurer, and Alice Mueller, librarian-historian, worked with Dean Staudt, faculty advisor, in guiding the ] T.A. this year. On the third Monday ot the month, in some secluded nouk on the campus, one can find a motley crew ot students discussing the eternal problems of the Good, the True and the Beautiful. They are members of the Philosophy Club. Sitting at the feet of their beloved advisor. Dr. William Halfter, these junior Kantians along with guest speakers unravel the mysteries ot ethics, epistemology, cosmology, and mental puzzles as prescribed by Zeno. At the first meeting, William Schatz was chosen president, James Konrad, vice-president; Dick Felsing, secretary; and Don Crusius, librarian. Don Crusius and lim Konrad were co-editors of -r 1 1 ,1. 11- FhILOSOI ' IIY ( LI B the club s publication, I he Owl oj Miyterva. The club provides a means of constructive discussion where one ma ' air his opinions and compare and contrast .oiflnii giM mm til ,0 ini ssssj them with experts and his fellow students. After the heat of lively discussion has subsided, refreshments are served and a period of fellowship is enjoyed. After having been inactive for a number of years the Sociology Club has been brought from its recent retirement and now meets monthly. Early in the fall an organizing committee met and laid the groundwork for the club. Its purposes and objectives, drawn up at that meeting, are as follows: 1) to further interest and endeavors in the field of sociology; 2) to further the fellowship with others in that field; 3) to see what practical applications may be made of the theories and concepts of sociology at the student ' s Sociology Club disposal. To achieve these purposes, plans were made for movies, speakers, discussions and forums, survey projects and field trips. The officers were Edward Brueggemann, president, Jane Garver, vice-president, Judy Niemann, secretary-treasurer, Harold Warehime, program chairman. Dr. Th. W. Mueller, faculty advisor. The German Club, otherwise known as the Goethe Verein, met monthly through- out the year. Two of the programs included talks about travels and experiences. The club ' s advisor. Dr. Wadepuhl, spoke of his past summer ' s travels in Germany, while Lygia Knopfmueller told of her experiences during the war and her coming to America. Members found opportunity to become more closely acquainted with German games, songs and activities than was possible in the German Club , „ -ijjt- t , 1 nis years orhcers mciuded Jnn Uoyle, president, Ed Goltz, vice-president, Evelyn Goltz, secretary- treasurer. Although all of this year ' s members of the Hungarian Club were students of Hungarian descent, the club is open to anyone interested in the Hungarian language and culture. With Greta Malasics, president, Dolores Babjak, vice-president, Betty Jo Nagy, secretary-treasurer, and the Rev. August Molnar, advisor, the year ' s meet- ings got under w ay with a dinner at Molnars ' . Subsequent meetings included Hungarian films and a program Hungarian Club illustrating the valuable collection of books and maps recently loaned Elmhurst by Franklin and Marshall College. Under the advisorship of Mrs. Jones, the Spanish Club officers, Max Jennings, president, Claire Ernest, vice-president, Grace Twente, secretary, Nancy Koop and Mary Mesenbrink, publicity chairmen, led the Club in a year of interesting activities which commenced with a talk by Dr. Wadepuhl about his summer ' s travels through Spain. Next on the agenda was a field trip through the Spanish settlements of Chicago. Then came the Christmas Party in which the Spanish Club joined forces with the German Spanish Club Club. Swirls of rippling crepe paper and tons of gaily colored confetti markeci their next venture, the Mardi Gras. The Spanish Club, which meets every second Monday in the month, professes its purpose to be to promote understanding of the Spanish people and their customs. jQlifeiQIIIItlBn ill jP U31 1101 MaM 26 class of 1953 From bashful frosh to bold seniors is a long road to travel, but it ' s all history now. As we look back it is hard to realize that three years have passed since we watched our green beanies consumed by the homecoming bonfire. Our freshman year was a novel experience tor us. We met its challenge with an enthusiastic class spirit. The freshman dance " Fathom Fantasy " reflected our decorating genius, especially in the fishnet ceiling. The next year as seasoned sophomores we mamtained our high standard m (jur semi-formal dance which was based on the theme " Sweetalk. " Hazing the trosh was also great sport! In the spring we presented our show " Vaudeville Varieties. " As juniors we broke precedent by holdmg our prom downtown at the Drake Hotel, a unique setting for the biggest social event of the year. We also staged the traditional student-faculty show and presented our class informal. After becoming adjusteci to the title of seniors we busied ourselves to present the senior show " Chapter Five, " which depicted improbable phases of life after Elm- hurst. The senior informal, our class picnic and finally our long-awaited senior week filled our social calendar. Enriched with extra-curricular activities and durable friendships these years at Elmhurst have been the best of our lives. Our class advisorship was a family affair. Mrs. Halfter guided us as bewildered freshmen, while Dr. Wm. Halfter was chosen to lead our junior antl senior years. Their enthusiasm, wit and sound counsel undergirded these years. Class officers for our senior year were Ken Sorensen, president, Ethel Wobus, vice-president, Alice iVlueller, secretary, and Ellis Jonswold, treasurer. SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Dr. William J. Halfter, advisor. Ethel Wohus, vice-president. Alice Mueller, secretary. Ellis Jonswold, treasurer. Kenneth Sorensen, president. Carl H. Anderson, biol. Glen Ellyn, Illinois Richard Arent, Eng. St. Joseph, Mich. Choral Union Pre-The Society Richard Barry, bus. ad. Brookficld, Illinois E Club, Track June Baur, nursing Bisrampur, India Jerome Belza, bus. ad. Berwyn, Illinois Basketball, Buick Scholarship Winner Warren Best, Eng. Chicago, Illinois Lois Billings, speech Villa Park, Illinois F.T.A. .Armin C. Bizer, Phil. Northbrook, Illinois Basketball, Irion Hall, pres., Phil. Club, Pre-The Club, S.C.A.,Sen. Richard Bowman, bus. ad. Elmhurst, Illinois Martha Bradi.ev, biol. Elmhurst, Illinois Joan Bron, teach. Mavvvood, Illinois Elm Bark, Elms, F.T.A., Psvch. Club, Span. Club, W.R.S.E. Grace Blehrer, teach. Archbold, Ohio Choral U., F.T.. ' . v.p., Germ. Club, Jr. Class sec. Poly, pres.. Psych. Club, South Hall pres. 30 Theodore Carl s, Jr., chem. Elmhurst, Illinois Chapel Choir Choral Union Theatre, W.R.S.E. Poly Clctcher, teach. Forest Park, Illinois Gerald Craio, bus. ad. Wheaton, Illinois Psychology Club Fred Creedle, bus. ad. Oak Park, Illinois Camera Club, Chapel Chr. P.lms, assoc. photo ed. W.R.S.E. Donald Crusius, hist. Chicago, Illinois Elms, lit. ed.. Hist. asst. Phil. Club S.C.A. S. U. senator W.R.S.E. Dolores Daly, teach. Bensenville, Illinois Howard Diehl, psych. Villa Park, Illinois James Do i.e, speech Melrose Park, Illinois (ierman Club, I ' resideiit Football E Club Marilyn Di ' nham, teach. Oak Park, Illinois F.T.A. Psych. Club Soc. Club LORENZ ElCHENLAl ' Ii, );.( . St. Louis, Missouri Annex pres. Soph. Class, pres. S.U. pres. Social Life Comm. Roman S. Emde, bus. ad. (iranite Cit -, Illinois Rniu- R I I ' |ELD, soc. I ' lniwood Pk., Illinois 31 I I Leonard Forschner, bus. ad. F.lmhursr, Illinois Edward Goltz, Pre-The. Elmhurst, Illinois E Club Football German Club, v. p. Track Dorothy Hardt, biol. Michigan City, Ind. Elm Bark Fresh. Class, treas. Mixed Chorus Dawn Frasier, speech Munising, Mich. Elms Queen Court Jr. Prom Court Theatre Rose Gornick, teach. Northlake, Illinois F.T.A. Psych. Club Soc. Club Theatre Edward Heine, hist. Hampshire, Illinois Joyce Freckmann, teach. New Port Richcy, Fla. Choral Union F.T.A. Psych. Club Theatre Charles Grimm, soc. Elmhurst, Illinois Lawrence Holmer, hist. Lakewood, Ohio Fireside comm. Jr. Class, pres. Phil. Club Pre- The Society S.C.A. S.L ' . Senator Who ' s Who Jane Garver, soc. Mansfield, Ohio Band Elms, make-up ed. O.F.S. Psy. Club W.U.,v.p. Ei.oise Grunewald, psych. Dayton, Ohio Elm Bark, cir. mgr. F.T.A. Ger. Club Psych. Club, pres. Theatre Helen Holzkamper, teach. Chicago, Illinois Elms, asst. cd. Elms Queen Polyhymnia Theatre W.Ll treas. 32 .1 Daniel Hromada, bus. ad. Downers Grove, III. Ellis Jonswold, bus. ad. Oak Park, Illinois German Club Senior Class treas. Michael Kellv, Eng. Elmhurst, Illinois Theatre, pres. Homecoming Review dir. Betsv Kessincer, biol. Elmhurst, Illinois Chapel Choir, Bus. Mgr. Theatre Keith Klosterman, soc. Centralia, Illinois Chapel Choir, treas. Choral Union James Konrad, ; . Elkhart, Indiana Choral Union Glee Club, pres. O.F.S. Phil. Club George Kluber, Pre-The Oak Park, Illinois Fav Krai:s, teach. Chicago, Illinois Chapel Choir Quartet Choral Union Elms F.T.A. Psvch. Club Polvhv mnia JovcE Koch, speech Chicago, Illinois Chapel Choir Elm Bark, make-up ed. Psych. Club Theatre Ursula McCiRERIU ' , psvch. River Forest, Illinois E.I.I. Court, Jr. Sr. Elms Queen, Jr. Sr. Homecoming Court Junior Prom (Juccii Ri FA Koch, leach. St. Paul, Minn. Chapel Choir Elms Elms Court Homecoming Court Ir. Prom Court " Who ' s Who W. U. pres. Bond Mm ki cheni. I ' .imhursr, lllinoLs Basketball E Club Football, e.ipl . Theatre Track 33 Carol Madsen, Span. Oak Park, Illinois Elm Bark, Cir. Mt;r. W.U. Social Chair. W.R.S.E. Mariian Mu.i.er, bus. ad. Barrington, 111. Chapel Choir Elm Bark, News Ed. S.U. Senator W.U. Cab. June Mueller, hist. Dearborn, Mich. Elm Bark, Ed. Elms F.T.A. German Club Jr. Class v.p. Greta Malasics, teach. Whiting, Ind. Chapel Choir Choral Union Elm Bark F.T.A. Hung. Club, pres. Psych. Club W.R.S.E. George Mollan, bus. ad. Elmhurst, Illinois Elm Bark French Club Jr. Prom Comm. Theatre Jane Nack, psvch. Villa Park, 111. Dan Mesenbrink, r7jath. Maywood, Illinois F.T.A., pres. German Club Manfred Moritz, psych. La Crosse, Wis. Chapel Choir Choral Union Spanish Club Robert Obermever, bus. ad. Lombard, Illinois E Club, scc.-treas. Football Duane Meyer, Pre-The Ackley, Iowa E Club Football Theatre Alice Mueller, teach. Villa Park, Illinois Elm Bark O.F.S. F.T.A. German Club, W.U. v.p. S.U. Senator, S.U. Cab. Sen. Class sec, Vincent Pacifici, bus. ad. Melrose Park, Illinois 34 Joan Panes, speech Oak Park, Illinois Elm Bark Theatre, sec.-treas. Billy Reeves, teach. Elmhurst, Illinois Antoinette Pettee, soc. Lombard, Illinois Elm Bark Elms French Club Polyhymnia Soc. Club Poetry Prize Robert Reidel, htis. ad. Broadview, Illinois James Pio riER, soc. sci. Oak Park, Illinois German Club Theatre Mary Reutinoer, leach. River Forest, Illinois Choral Union Homecoming Comm. William Presion, bus. ad. Oak Park, Illinois Cross Countrv Team Frank Roberts, has Bensenville, Illino Baseball Mi;r. O.F.S. S.U. Senator Track Team ad. Martha Rogers, biol. Evergreen Park, 111. Dir. of " Jenny Kissed Me. Theatre W.R.S.E. Grace l i hl, C ;r. Ed. Marthasville, Mo. Band Chapel Quartet Choral Union Orchestra Polvhymnin S.C.A. sec. Richard R an, hiol. Chieayo, Illinois German Club E l HAN Sarokan I , hus. ad. Oak Park, Illinois 35 William Schalz, phil. Evansville, Ind. E Club Football Glee Club O.F.S., chair. Phil. Club., pres. Warner Sieberi ' , phil. Hartford, Wisconsin Baseball Basketball Elm Bark, sports ed. Football S. U. Senator Philip Schmidl, French Elmhurst, Illinois French Club, pres. Joseph Simmons, hm. ad. Broadview, Illinois Marilyn Scht i i e, hiol. Fredericksburg, Iowa Campus Nurse Chapel Choir Ken Sorensen, bus. ad. Franklin Park, 111. Sr. Class, pres. S.U. Senator Charles Seiler, chern. Oak Park, Illinois Baseball E. Club, v.p. Track team Basketball, co-capt. Glenn C. Stein, teach. River Grove, Illinois F.T.A. James Stroh, psych. Plymouth, Neb. Cheerleader Sr. Men ' s Dorm. pres. Doris Synek, Chr. Ed. St. Louis, Missouri German Club Chr. Ed. Society Virginia Thiessen, chem. Chicago, Illinois Elm Bark, make-up ed. German Club Science Club Theatre Robert Thoma, teach. Elmhurst, Illinois Fresh. Class v.p. F.T.A. , pres. S.U. Senator 36 Lawrence Thon, mus. Addison, Illinois Golf Team, capt. Richard Van Voorhis, Eng. Mansfield, Ohio Elm Bark, Ed. Glee Club, bus. mgr. Pre-The Soc. v. p. William Wende, teach. Elmhurst, Illinois Harley Tretow, Eng. Elmhurst, Illinois Theatre Productions Arthur Wagner, bus. ad. Clinton, Wisconsin Glee Club Jr. Class, trcas. Social Life Comm. Charles Whi i biirn, bus. ad. Menomonee Falls, Wis. Spanish Club Marie Troike, speech Oak Park, Illinois Cheerleader, capt. Fresh. Wk. Chair. Social Life Comm. S.U. Senator W.U. treas. Harold Warehime, soc. Hanover, Pa. Chapel Choir Cross Country Team Fresh. Class pres. Tennis Team, Capt. Elms, Ed. ' 52 S.U. Cab. Anna Mae Whmcomb, speech Byron, Minnesota Elms, Editor, ' 53 Polvhv mm a George Unverzagt, eco7i. Elmhurst, Illinois Rurn Weiiilek, »ius Sumner, Iowa Chapel Choir F.T.A. Polyh ninia, pres. John E. Wickman, ; .( . ' lmhurst, Illinois I ' .lm liark, news ed. Social Science Club 37 George Williams, Eng. Cleveland, Ohio Cross Country Team E Club Fresh. Class treas. Glee Club Who ' s Who S.U. Cab. August Wirkus, biol. Elmhurst, Illinois Basketball, co-capt. E Club, pres. Elm Bark Football S.U. Treas. Who ' s Who Ethel Wobus, miis. Manchester, Mo. Elms, lit. ed. Orchestra Polyhymnia Sr. Class, v. p. W.U. Cab. Who ' s Who Harold Zimmerman, hist. Kansas City, Missouri Football Glee Club S.U. Ath. chair. Theatre E Club J 38 class of 1954 In the fall of 1952 we returned to Elmhurst to become the Junior Class. What an i important feeling! Now we were the ones to sell concessions at football and basket- ball games and social functions in order to make money for our prom. So we started off our " big " year by electing new class officers and chairmen tor the two most important committees ot the year, concessions and porm. Bob Moenkhaus was our president, Bob VVarskow, vice-president, Rosalyn Hoeter, secretary, and Ken Baker, treasurer. Gloria Luehmann and Jim Kohler directed concessions, the sale of Christmas cards and bake sales. Judy Niemann and Paul Rahmeier were co-chairmen ot the prom. The ring committee chairmen were appointed, and Neva Pottratz and Ken Ziebell filled these positions. Our class advisor, Mr. George I Langeler, was on hand always to advise and direct our projects. In the tall we had i our junior informal " Der Heidelberg Hop " in the surroundings ot an old-fashioned German cate. Later in the tall, we sponsored a movie night. We started the second semester by selling concessions at basketball games and getting things set for the big prom. Then, early in May, we had our junior prom, the climax of the year ' s work and activity. It was held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Everyone worked li hard on the prom and everyone enjoyed it, too. And so our junior year at FJmhurst came to an end, a busy year, with gripes and troubles, but we woukln ' t have niisscLl it tor anything. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Krn Baker, rrcasurcr. Mr. (icorgc Langclcr, advisor. Bob Mocnkhaus, president. Rosalyn Hoefer, secretary. Bob Warskow, vice president. Vandermar, Dorothy C. ViLLANO, Robert Warskow, Robert Weber, Norman WiLSEY, Jack Winger, Daniel Winter, Allen Winter, Bernard R. WoLi ER, Arnold P. WoNCH, Carol E. Zenke, Hope ZiEBELL, Kenneth Zibel, William E. ZiLLGiT, Arthur D. 45 class of 1955 With an air of dignity we, the sophomores, returned to Ehnhurst, tull ot plans for ourselves and the ireshmen. The usual hazing activities, though, were dis- continued, and so we turned our attention to Homecoming. Early in the fall we organized ourselves to prepare tor the traditional sophomore functions. We chose as class officers Jim Liska, president, Caroline Sturm, vice- president, Jean Tyson, secretary, and x ' udrey Meyer, treasurer. We selected Rev. Schade to continue as class advisor. In November we presented our semi-formal dance " Stairway to the Stars. " Can we ever forget those wonderful decorations, and especially the wishing well with the live goldfish! Peggy De Wees and Phil Mazzone and their hard-working committees were responsible for the dance ' s success. After weeks of preparation the Student Directory was published. The main headaches for this project fell on Ruth Feierabend and Dick Ellerbrake. Another service to the student body was our distribution of copies of the Campus Social Calendar. Mid-year finals came, and soon it was time for our variety show " ' alentine Daze, " headed by Caroline Sturm and Ray Gaulke. What a production! And what fun we had getting it together! It seemed as though there was always something happening. ' hen we weren ' t working together on class projects we were spending time rehearsing in choral groups and the Theatre and working in all the clubs on campus. Sometimes we even studied. As the year closed we looked back happily to the first halt of our college career and ahead eagerly to our remaining two years at Elmhurst. SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS Jean Tyson, secretary James Liska, president. Audrey Meyer, treasurer. Caroline Sturm, vice-president. Rev. Rudolph Scliade, advisor. class of 1956 September 9, 1952, brought to Elmhurst the annual group ot new students who were curious and confused — the freshmen. That was us. Our first chance to function as a class came when we elected Marilyn Marshall and Jody Wiegand as our maids to the Homecoming court. It was also our job to build the Homecoming bonfire. Although we were limited to two days for gathering the wood, our fire was large and beautiful. In the fall we presented the Freshman Talent Show with Dick Schiemann as the director. December brought the election of our officers: Wally Cordes, president, Dick Turchi, vice-president, Ronice Young, secretary, and Bob Hedeman, treasurer. We chose Mr. Ben Jaques for our advisor. With our class fully organized we began work on the highlight of our freshman year — our dance " Adventures in Toyland. " Joan Camm had the responsibilities of the chairman of the dance. We all were relieved when the affair was over, but everyone agreed that we had had a tremendous time preparing for it. Members of the class of ' 56 have become active in athletics, the Theatre, W.R. S.E. and the choral groups. Now at the end of our freshman year we still have lots to learn and we are still qviite confused, but we feel that we belong here, that we are truly a part of Elmhurst College. FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS: Bob Hcdenian, vice president. Ronice Young, secretary. Wally Cordes, president. Dick Turchi, treasurer. 1st row left to right Joan Pfleger, Ronald Rau, Gaylord Hinman, Florence Hoechstenbach, Elsie Kienzle, Anita Veatch, John Hutton, Beatrice Pulver. 2nd row left to right Jeanne Snowbcrg, Ruth Boss, Norton Gum, Kathlyn Boeke, Tonv Lisuzzo. 1st row left to right Carol Langer, Joan Geis, Le- nore Bergquist, Nancy Wake- ford, Anna Mae Van Osdol, Neil Marshall. 2nd row left to right Francis Witt, Henry Schwarz, Marvin Peterson, Ronald Branding, William Parker, Harry Kincaid, Ronald Dyk- ema, Joseph Bclleson, Richard Turchi. 1st row left to right Charles Maver, Wallace Cordes, Donald Werth, Mar- lene Polka. 2nd row left to right Jean Ludvigson, Joan Evans, Janet Evans, Frances Fox, Shirley Cope, Julie Clairy, Marion Pocker, Barbara Rob- bins, Darlene Klingbeil. 1st row left to right: David Livingston, Roger Wolf, Ralph Olson, Duane Mc- Cartney. 2nd row left to right: Shirley Jacobsen, Collette White, Joan England, Joann Tiemann, Earl Olsen, Alan Bickenbach, Wallace Blischke, Emil Lira, Arthur Burrichter. 3rd row left to right; Richard Klug, Ralph Kliesch, Robert Kliesch, Robert Rola. 4th row left to right Lloyd Klindworth, Shirley Leh- 1st row left to right, sitting: Joanne Vitale, Harold Miller, Margaret Boelman, John Bart- mann, Barbara Lee ' oigt, Ronice Young, Donald West- cott, Janet Meyers, Edward Theis. 2nd row left to right, standing: Shirley Piepol, Aldyn Sawyer, Donald Bessman, Charmaine Smith, Doris Oberlag, Earl Nienhuis, Cameron Brodt, Marguerite Kienle, Robert Gie- sel, Eleanor Larson. I 1st row left to right: Genese Sperring, Adrienne Klank, Arlene Schmidt, Carl Willers, Harry Kies, .Andrew Colias, Edward Anderson. 2nd row left to right James Dailey, Gar)- Scanlon, Joanne Wiegand, Eugene Evans, David King, William Vandcrwater, Jerry Gossage, (ijrhard Ravenschlag, Joanne Drown, .Allan Marquardt, Sandra Myers, Fullerton Boyd. Center: Donald Boevers. Circle, left to right: Roberta Profant, Ruth Kolmer, Donna Salmons, Rose Jamison, Ruth Koelling, Denyse Brown, Carolyn Shaffer, Jean Erick- son, Helen Crowell, Beverly Peterson, Arlene Wolfgram, Dolores Meyers, Marilyn Marshall, Betty Jo Xagy, Ann Kioseff. 1st row left to right: Joyce Bergmann, Lillian Olson, Lygia Knopfmueller, Eva Lowe. 2nd row left to right: Dean Ende, Marshall Esty, David Atherton, Dorothy Heckner, Marilyn Schmidt, Catherine Camm, Mrs. Grace Drajus, Carl DoUgener, Rich- ard Schiemann. 3rd row left to right: Robert Hedeman, Floyd Thew, Charles Tulip, Kenneth Wilke, William Nisi, Edward Bcrg- straesser, Charles Pcrroncel, Eric Gass, Roy Schutz, Edgar Wilbur, Donald Thayer, Arthur Habermuhl, Thomas Moechtle, Bruce Jannusch. r . . . But It ' s Not All Work We came here to work, it is true, l)ut we readily and happily discovered another phase of college lite — extra-class activities. Serving on a committee or running the cross country track or manipulating stage lighting is an important experience which not only helps us grow in reliability but wins us cherished friendships. These and other activities give increased depth to our college years. In this chapter, then, we sketch an account ot the activities and social events ot 1952-53: our eagerly-awaited return to Elmhurst in September, the weekend toot- ball games and dances, the bustle ot Homecoming preparati(jns, the rehearsals and performances of Theatre and choral groups, the panorama of sports which heralded the changing seasons, a sure indication of Spring — the Women ' s Union Circus, Commencement with its pomp and circumstance. Fill in these pages with your personal reminiscences ami you have a source ot of memories of this unforgettable year. jODnCifllilaoiill IP f i ifil «egEoi 59 Tuesday, September 9 Planning tor Freshman Week began long before that day in September, ever-to-be remembered by all who attend Ehnhurst, when the new students arrived. Games and activities were worked out the spring before and over the summer. Letters were written to prospective freshmen so that when they came they would not be complete strangers. The Freshman Week committee consisted ot the Social Life Committee, the Student Union Cabinet, the class presidents and Elm Bark and Elms editors. This year ' s committee was headed by Marie Freshman EEK Troike. Arriving on Monday, they set the stage to make the new students feel at home. A freshman ' s account ot the week tollows. At last the long-awaited day ot September 9th arrived, bringing with it 148 excited freshmen to the Elmhurst campus. Here we were greeted by the smiling faces of the committee and provided with our official uniform ot one green beanie and an " E " Book. Members ot the committee escorted us to our dorms and showed us our rooms, which were to be our homes during the months to follow. We dropped our luggage, which was now becoming a burden, met our roommates and sat down awhile to get acquainted with them. After lunch the day was spent in our dorms climbing over luggage and tripping over bent hangers. It seemed as if there were no end to all the things that had been brcnight. Every so often someone would have to stop unpacking to search frantically through a stack ot clothes tor his green beanie. A tour ot the campus had been planned tor the evening ' s activities. This was accomplished by a first-class track meet. Each group raced from building to building with " E " Books falling out of pockets and name tags trying off beanies. Then we went down to Irion Hall Assembly and there were divided into college groups: Sing-Sing, State Pen, Alfalfa A. M., Hardnox U., Illnoises LL, Doolittle Academy and Ignorance Institute. We showed more ot our athletic abilities by doing the shot-put, javelin throws and other relay ' s. The next morning we all awoke, many feeling a little stift from the night before. Wednesday evening was our big banquet, and everyone arrived in best dresses, heels, suits, ties, and, ah yes, green beanies. After dinner the freshmen were divided into groups and each group spent the rest ot the evening at homes of faculty members. We were made to feel quite at home, and enjoyed both the getting acquainted and the refreshments. The picnic was held Thursday night, with hot-dogs and all the trimmings. All the freshmen, welcoming committee and faculty ate on the lawn south ot the Commons. After evidence of the picnic had been cleaned up and more games had been played, one could see a field Wednesday and Thursday The Banquet and Picnic Friday rry of grccn bcanics marching toward the big bonfire at the iESTs AND Registration f . , , „ ,. , ,f,, i j n i j j end of the ball diamond. When we had all gathered around the bonfire singing began, which lasted until we could think of no more songs to sing. As the days went by we freshmen learned that bonfire singing plays a big part here at Elmhurst. The days were spent in testing the freshmen mentalit) ' , the biggest test being registration and trying to juggle courses to fit into some numbers on a little white card. On registration da " every freshman came out ot Senior Men ' s Hall looking jfliiiigniBiQiiiiiiiili jp lOSi iffli nan 60 Committee plots Freshman Week activities. Introduction to beanies in front of Old Main Last meal, Frosh ? Hurling straws at track meet. I ' rcshman Week picnic. Ii.ircirif)X Colleue wins again! dazed and contused after having tried tor hours to get some sort ot schedule ar- ranged. Even when it was over some still weren ' t sure what courses thev were taking. It was during these tests that we found we got our most exercise — getting half-way to our place of destination, an " undressed " feeling would suddenlv come over us and we would run hastily back to our rooms tor the forgotten green beanies. On Friday night we saw a movie called " The Dirt-erence. " This picture portraved the difference between a school that was affiliated with a church and one that was not. After the show, green-beanied freshmen once more assembled for a group sing. The big mixer of the week took place on Saturday SATURDAY night, and all agreed that it was a wonderful success. " No h ' s Ark " Mixer The gym was decorated in jungle fashion, with giraffes, monkeys and elephants as guests. In order to choose our dancing partners we went around in circles, chased one another ' s shoes and tried to pick our fellow skunk. This was one social event where everyone showed up in the same style of hat — green. Unfortunately, you won ' t find any pictures of this event because it was closed to upperclassmen and cameras. So just use your imagination — and memories. Sunday the freshman class, not to be discouraged by rain, donned its Sundav best — minus the green beanies - and attended services at the neighborhood churches. The banquet given at St. Peter ' s that evening was appreciated very much for the entertainment and fellowship, as well as the good supper. When we arrived back on campus we could see the glow of the bonfire and knew that the evening was to be completed — as usual — with songs around the fire. Sunday and Monday The square ciance in front of Old Main Moiuhn- night AST OF FreSHMAN WeeK ended the freshmen s week of activities. W e did square dances and reels until we were out of breath. And as the last dance was over we looked back over the week as having been one of fun and fellowship. With a sigh of sweet memories we headed back for the dorms, thinking of the coming weeks of study and activities and all the things that go to make up college life. After a summer of traveling, vacationing — and, ah yes, working — the upper- classmen returned, glad to get back, eager to tell everybody about cnir experiences, and resigned to another nine months of study, termpapers and exams. Registration was held in Senior Men ' s Hall, RETURN OF and we wandered through a labvrinth of corridors, nx ms tt °. , .- - ' , , Upperclassmen and dead ends, looking for advisors, professors and other authorities needed to attest to the fact that we were really and truly at Elmhurst. Of course, freshmen anil upperclassmen, after e eing each other cunousK- for awhile, soon became act|uainteil, and another ear was umler way. Dr. Dinkmcyer spoke at the first Chapel Assembly, welcoming us and challenging us to growth. •MiiSfllQlBiiiiili Jp igii ig Wesiisi The Social Life Committee lost no time in planning our sojial calendar ot events. The first dance tor all students was held Saturday night. True to tradition and its name, " Aut Mixen " was a mixer dance, enabling us to meet our new and old triends. Membership in the Social Lite Committee, which sponsored the function, is restricted to just sixteen members — tour from each class elected tor a four-year term. Strictly speaking, the Social Life Committee has no ' ' AuF Mixen " power or authority over other campus activities, but it „ on serves in the capacity ot an advisorv board in scheduling September 20 . , . . , , , . . , social tunctions and ottier scliool activities. V iien such a tunction comes up, the committee advises representatives from the organization on the thousand and one things that go into a campus affair; e.g., costs, retreshments, and rules and regulations. The Social Lite Committee also has the prerogative ot tostering new activities on campus (also to suggest ideas tor new activities), encouraging new groups, and in general looking out tor the weltare ot the students, and seeing that relations are smooth between the students and the administration. This year ' s chairman of Social Lite was Dawn Emde. Faculty advisors were Miss Johnson, Mrs. Story, Mr. Langeler, Mr. Bryant and Rev. Molnar. Sophomore representatives Pat Hollander, Carolyn Sturm, Dick Zulaut, Walt Herrscher; juniors, Ken Baker, Paul Rahmeier, Marge Kennedy; rri and seniors, Rita Koch, Marie Troike, Bob Thoma, and i OOTBALL IeAM , ,tt , , , Art agner ccjmpleteu the Committee. A football team, of course, wants to win all of its games, but the Elmhurst Blue Jays undoubtedly would have been glad to trade some ot their non-conterence victories tor their conference losses. Winning three out ot tour games trom the non-conterence opposition, they only managed to defeat one opponent in the College Conference of Illinois. The season closed with the following records: Ken Baker was first in the C.C.L passing depart- Elmhurst s forward wall and line backers: tront row. Augie Wirkus, Bill Sehatz, Dave Mueller, Russell Rasmussen, Frank Cavallaro, Bernard Winter. Standing: Bob Obermeyer, Al Southon, Jim Krietcr. 64 Polyli iiini.i smgs at Convocation Chapil. Social Life Committt-c. Seated: Marge Kennedy, Mrs. Miriam Jones, Advisor; Rita Koch; Dawn Kiiide, Ciiairman; I ' at Hollander, Secretary; Caroline Sturm. Standing: Bob Thoma, Dick Zulauf, Marie Troike, Walter Herrscher, Mrs. Tekla Story, Advisor; Ken Baker. Missing, Paul Rahmeier, .Art Wagner. Freshman Week bonfire and wiener-roast. 65 ment, with 4 touchdowns and 371 yards gained from 39 completed passes out ot 90 attempts. Augie Wirkus captured second place in pass receiving, with 12 passes caught for 133 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ward Casper was third in pass receiving, having caught 10 passes for 125 yards. As a team Elmhurst was third in the con- ference in passing. Forty passes were completed out ot 92 attempts tor 383 yards. Boyd MacKenzie, captain of the team, took fourth pLace in conference punting with a 31 .4 average. He had 15 punts for 472 yards. The leading scorers ot the team were Wirkus with 36 points, MacKenzie with 19 points and Morrill with 18. The opening tootball game ot the season, on Saturday, September 27, against Eureka College, saw the Jays put on a terocious running attack which overwhelmed the hapless gridders from Pumpkin Center by an 18-0 trouncing. ' I ' he starting backfield of Tom Morrill, Jim Doyle and Bob Moenkhaus each scored once for the afternoon ' s tallies. ElmhuRST VS. EuREKA That evening the Irion Hall Assemblv was made to o o- . , , , , September 2 resemble a top-notch (jerman beer garden — root beer, that is. The occasion was the dance sponsored by the junior class, complete with convincing decorations and a truly remarkable German band. Although some ot the students went to Eureka tor the football game, there was a good turn-out at the dance. ' ' Der HeiDELBERG Hop " Manv of the tacultv were present, particularlv during t t , ■ , , . ■ , , , ■ , Junior Informal trie rloor snow which was put on by the above-mentioned group of German musicians. The music tor dancing was supplied by records. Perhaps it was the romantic atmosphere ot the beer garden or perhaps the big autumn moon, but trom all reports the evening was a success. On October 4, with the Eureka game safely in the bag, the host Blue Jays took on the Lake Forest aggregation for ElmhuRST VS. Lake FoREST the first home game of the year. The first scoring play OCTOBER 4 came in the second quarter when the quarterback. Ken Baker, flipped a two-yard aerial to Augie Wirkus. Bob Obermeyer then kicked the extra point. Elmhurst clung to the seven-point lead until disaster struck late in the fourth quarter, as the desperate Foresters took to the airlanes and completed two long passes that resulted in their 12-7 victory. It was " Western Roundup Time " as the freshmen put on their annual talent production to let the upperclassmen know just how good they were. The show opened on a dude ranch where the big city boy, Dave Atherton, met manager Dwayne Dollgener, better known as Tex. The scene then switched to a doctor ' s office where the city slicker expected to wind up after suffering the rigors of ranch life. The pantomime of the " WESTERN RoUNDUP Time " show scene illustrated what kind of entertainment was -r-i m , , , , . I ,,,, , . JbRESHMAN iALEN ' l ' IIOW to be had on the rancli. I he card game session was remi- niscent ot a typical afternoon in the S.U. The outstanding part of the talent show consisted of the night club scene. Wally Cordes really showed us how the drums should be played. If you happened to hear whistles antl cheers during the show it was because of Julie Clair and her interiireta- tion ot " Birth of the Blues. " Betty Jo Nagy was well received singing " l-Jill " and dOBliiflliliiliiitli 0 j i UgllBaiiei " Aut Wiedersehen, " and Ruth Kolmer played " Malaguena " and " Tenderly. " The quiz program rhar followed proved to be a fitting climax with " dunce " Floyd Thew attempting to answer quiz-master Dick Schieniann ' s questions. The following week ' s football schedule found Elmhurst meeting the Big Blue of Millikin (who ultimately became co-champions of the C.C.I., along with Lake Forest). Millikin, a perennially strong and winning Elmhurst vs. MiLLIKEN team, immediately showed its power by driving for a r ,r.,, T,T.T 1 1 touchdown in their first set of downs. Thereafter thev hit UCTOBER ii ,1 • 1 1 1-1 -,r -7 T i paydirt three more tmies and won handily, 25-7. T he lone Elmhurst touchdown was scored by fieet Tom Morrill who scampered 13 yards on a reverse handofF; the extra point was added by Bob Obermeyer ' s successful conversion. Earlier in the same quarter Morrill had already shown the Big Blue a clean pair of cleats in a dazzling 88 yard kickoff return for an apparent touchdown. An offsides penalty, however, nullified the run. That evening IHA was the scene of the SCA Fun Xight. After we had assembled and had chosen the name of some animal we were required to find our respective herd or flock by means of appropriate sounds. Our eyes were of no help, for the lights had been turned out. Circle games, relays and a Bulgarian stomping dance SCA Fun N ' were other attractions. ' ' ' ' Using the methods of worship, study and action, the S.C.iA.. activities included Santa ' s Workshop, in which toys were repaired and given as Christmas gifts to orphans, a mid-year retreat to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and a Valentine Party for the children of Bensenville. These were followed by a series of meetings on Christian vocations: Business, Medicine and Science, Teaching, and full-time Christian Service. In addition one meeting was devoted to a study of Universal Military Training. The S.C.A. officers were Don Crusius, president; Walt Brueggemann, vice- president; Grace Ruhl, secretary; Richard Ellerbrake, treasurer; Dr. Wehrli, advisor. Commission Chairmen were Pat Daum, Nation and World; Larry Holmer, Campus and ' Personal Life; Ruth Feierabend, Service; Reine Abele, Recreation; Ken Ziebell and Ralph Meyer, Retreat. The theme of the 1952 Homecoming was " The Pageant Homecoming Weekend of Nations, " and for weeks, ever since school started, we October 17 18 ' heen planning it and working on it to make it a ' success. The Thursday afternoon before the big weekend the freshmen could be seen hurrying around trying to find crates, boxes, ties, brush and anything else that would burn. The pile of wood slowly began to grow. By nightfall it was big enough to need protection. Some of the boys stayed up all night to make sure it would still be there the next morning. Then Friday afternoon, what to the wondering eves of the astonished sophomores should appear but an immense pile of wood. At eight-fifteen all the freshmen assembled and formed the torchlight procession. We marched past South Hall on our way to the bonfire. When we reached it we made a circle around it and everyone threw his torch on the pile at the same time. .ifliffiii llMiiiii ill JP lOii 1101 laflM Homecoming ci Jiimii 1 1 1. c . Snake dance erupts from South Hall First place S.C.A. float. Making music at bonfire. 70 Whar a second ago had been just a mammoth wood heap now burst into a mass of leaping Hames ! After we watched our glowing, sparkling bonfire until our faces were roasted, we went back to the gym and gathered around the steps tor the Pep Rally. There we listened to a speech of welcome by Dr. Dinkmeyer and got our first glimpse of the Alumni. On behalf of the Alumni Association, Mr. Rosback presented Queen Rita Koch with a bouquet of HOMECOMING rose buds. The privilege of offic-ially welcoming the Queen . p p R lly was given to Lorenz Lichenhxub, president or the Student Union. He introduced also the Homecoming Court, con- sisting of Freshmen Joanne Wiegand and Marilyn Marshall; Sophomores Pat Hollander and Ruth Feierabend; Juniors Marge Kennedy and Dawn Emde; and Senior Ann McGreevy. Next the cheerleaders led us in yells for the coaches and football captain, who each gave a short speech. After cheering and clapping (as loudly as we could with mittens on) we pushed our way into the gym to watch the Homecoming Review. Title: " Good News, " Time: " Roaring Twenties, " Place, Elmhurst College, complete with flappers, sheiks and a revival of the varsity drag. Paul Rahmeier played the part of a football player who was failing in astronomy. Nancy Kron tried to coach him, but she ended up gazing at the stars in his eyes. Nancy did a fine rendition of " Just Imagine, " and there was an excellent dance number. The dance number by the chorus were very well done, topped off by Ike and Marie doing the Charleston. The two outstanding performers were Babe and Bobby, portrayed by Joyce West and Dan Winger. Joyce ' s energetic (to say the very least) job of " Flaming Youth " and their duet, " Baby I What? " were performed as onlv those two could. tt ti „ • . . ,, . , , , , , Homecoming Revue Saturday afternoon finally arrived, cold and clear. Soon after lunch we began lining up for the parade. The " GoOD NewS United States and Elmhurst flags led the way, followed by the pep band. The cheerleaders, with their blue and white skirts and sweaters, looked colorful riding in a red convertible. The Senior Float had the honor of being the first of the floats. It represented France. The Arabian Harem of the Women ' s Union was interesting to the onlookers. The Theatre float portrayed medieval England, and the Queen ' s float was appropriately called " American Beauties. " The Juniors took third prize for their float of Egypt. Second prize went to the Sophomores for their original float of Holland consisting of an Old Dutch Cleanser can en larged several times, a sign reading " Ve ' re gonna vash dese bums right down de drain, " a bathtub, and two HOMECOMING PaRADE scrub women. The Student Christian Association Float won ,,t tvt , r • A 1 , . r, • , , Pageant of Nations the first prize. A large cross lay on the float with the mottcj of Elmhurst College, " In thy light we shall see light, " on a huge replica of the college seal, standing behind it. The Homecoming Game on Saturday, October 18, was the one non-c(jnference game in which the Jays were defeated, aiul it proveil to be the hardest loss to take, as far as the holiday-hungry students were concerned. This tilt saw an eager and aggressive Blue Jay offense run roughshod for the first half over an over-confident Indiana Central team. Captain Boyd MacKenzie made the first score when he 4hiaiiiiiiBii(iiili jp ifil tmmssm snared a long pass from Baker. He then was brought down on the 4 yard Hne, and on the next phay bulled through to the end zone. Minutes later Tom Morrill climaxed a sustained Jay march by burrowing across for the second score and a 12-0 lead. In the third quarter, however, the aroused Indiana Central Greyhounds, displaying a fleetness ot toot comparable to that of their canine namesakes, ran across three touchdowns in the first five minutes of the quarter, two of them coming by way of intercepted Elmhurst passes. The Jays snapped HoMECOMIN(; Game back in the fourth quarter when Ken Baker went over on a Elmhurst VS I C quarterback sneak, and Boyd MacKenzie charged around end tor the extra point. But the damage was irreparable, and Indiana Central clung determinedly to their two point lead for the 21-19 victorv. Despite the disappointment ot losing the game, nobody was disappointed in the dance held that evening in the gym. The magic wand ot the decorating committee had transtormed the gym into a Spanish Garden. The name of the dan;e was La Fiesta de los Amigos, and music for the occasion was supplied by Buddy Mars and his orchestra. Ike introduced the Queen and her Court, who did a dance, under blue lights. Another event ot the Homecoming Weekend had been the cross country meet with North Central and Indiana Central between halves ot the tootball game. Indiana Central placed first with 24 points, tollowed by Homecoming Dance Elmhurst, 50 and North Central, 61. ' ' La Fiesta de Los Amigos " ' tVeshman-packed team ' s record tor the season was tour wins and three losses, including the sweep ot a tri- angular meet with Carroll and North Central. Only two upperclassmen were on the team: seniors George Williams, captain ot the team, and Harold Warehime. Williams and Ray Whitehead ran first and second, re- spectively, for Elmhurst in every meet. Impressive among the first-year men was Bob Hedeman, who ran a consistent third tor the team. In the Jays ' annual meet with Wright Junior College a Wright man set a new course record of 16:33. Williams ' best time tor the season was in the same meet when he was clocked at 17:08. Along with his pertormances George also coached the squad in cooperation with Pete Langhorst. Through the season the Blue and White drubbed North C ROSS Country Central College three consecutive times and also rolled over Carroll ' s flashy team. Elmhurst ' s three losses were to Indiana Central, Navy Pier and Wright. On the weekend following our Homecoming, the Elmhurst football team traveled to Rock Island where they set about trying to ruin Augustana ' s Homecoming victory bid. The Blue Jays dominated play tor three Elmhurst vs. AuGUSTANA quarters and led 6-0 after a Ken Baker to Augie Wirkus October 25 pass. In the fourth quarter the Augustana Blue and Gold took advantage of a fumble and went ahead 7-6. Minutes later a 56-yard touchciown sprint insured their victory at 14-6. Having lost four straight football games, Elmhurst ' s fortunes were at their lowest ebb. Conversely, on November 1, our next opponents, the Carthage Red- HOMECOMING QUEEN AND COURT Jody Wiegand, Freshman Ann McGreevy, Senior Ruth Feierabend, Sophomore Dawn Emde, Junior Rita Koch, Queen Margaret Kennedy, Junior Patricia Hollander, Sophomore Marilyn Marshall, Freshman Standing: Walt Brueggemann,mgr.; Bruce Jannusch, Gt-orgc Williams, Sparky Warehime, Lloyd Klindworth, Don Westcott, Gay Hinman, Chuck Mayer, Kneeling: Bob Hedeman; Ray Whitehead. men, were riding high on the crest ot a five-game winning streak, and we were very much aware ot their good chances tor an undefeated season, due to a high-powered offense that had averaged better than 300 yards per game. However, the Rechnen counted their touchdowns before they were made, and they went home from Elmhurst with a 33-0 shellacking by Coach Kastrinos ' s boys. Bob Moenkhaus, Tom Morrill, Augie Wirkus, Al ElMHURST VS. CakthaGE Southon and Harrv Cook all contributed to the Redmen ' s ivt i , ' , c- 1 I • 1 , JNOVEMBER 1 massacre. Vvirkus and houthon got then- touchdowns through the aerial route. Wirkus ' s touchdown was only one ot the nine passes he caught during the game tor ninet -nine ards. Bill Schatz kicked the three extra points. That evening the " F. " Club sponsored its annual dance— " The Ax-Grinders ' Ball. " All were supposed to come looking their worst, and most really did. The gym took on the appearance ot a barn tor the night with straw all over the ftoor. By the end ot the dance, though, there was more straw on us than on the floor. In oriier to get everyone to mix and dance with others, rhe - put all tellows wearing hats in the middle ot the floor and anytime the wantcil to ilance with a girl they gave their hat to her partner. This certainK helped to liven up the evening. Everyone was tlancing " The Ax-( iui I)l ' ;Hs ' I)ALL " ' when in walked an exceedingly strange-looking person ' lub with red hair, a big nose, and clothes that two people could have fit into. 1 ' or a while he had all stumped as bMnmuitlli Jp 1 1 ff i ssasi 75 to his identity, hut when he started dancing and his nose fell off, we all knew it could be none other than George Langeler. Later on in the evening Augie Wirkus presented the prizes. For the best looking girls the prizes went to Rita Koch, Suzi Ryan and Lenore Bergquist. Bob Gring, Ed Heine, and Charles Seller copped the prizes in the men ' s division. Ron Branding and Roni Young were awarded for being the " best worstdressed " couple of the evening. Members ot the " E " Club, which sponsored the dance, are well-known on campus, for they are our heroes on the athletic held. Achieving a sport ' s letter qualifies one as a member. Augie Wirkus was president, ElmhuRST vs. N. Central Charles Seller, vice-president and Robert Obermeyer, AT. o secretarv-treasurer. Novembers „ . , „ , ,0 , , • , ■ ny dereatmg . ortn Lentral ly-14, m their game on November 8, Elmhurst avoided a cellar location in the C.C.I, standings. The game played betore many Jay tans at Xaperville saw Elmhurst bounce back in the second halt atter spotting the cardinals 6 points on a bootleg touchdown. Captain Bo ' d MacKenzie started the pigskin rolling tor Elmhurst with a short buck over the goal line. Two recovered tumbles deep in North Central territory produced two more touchdowns, as Kenny Baker fired the ball into the end zone, first to Augie Wirkus and then to Al Southon. The Cardinals finally took to the air in the tourth quarter and scored one more touchdown, and two more points in the final play ot the game when they nailed Ken Baker in the end zone. The Senior Show, " Chapter Five, " was given m the " Chapter Five " evening. It answered, supposedly, the question ot " What rj happens to students after thev graduate from Elmhurst iHE Senior hHow . vf u u- 1 lie master ot ceremonies was George IViolian. Ur. Haltter, as the advisor tor the class ot ' 53, came " out ot his retire- ment " to tell us about the illustrious class, which was indeed a remarkable one, because, and this cannot be stressed too strongly, it was " very unpredictable. " The Bing Crosby ot tomorrow, Dan Hromda, sang " Somewhere Along the Way " and " I ' m Gonna Live. " Ina Brown, whose devotion to the cello is unquenchable, turns up giving lessons to that tamous movie star, Mike Kelly. Bob Clark, to everyone ' s surprise, is discovered to be a very accomplished ventriloquist, and Glen Halbe attempts to cure Joan La Croix ' s dissatistaction with her personality. Someot the gracis have tried, ot course, to make their fortunes in business, and we were pri ' iledged to sit in on a meeting ot the executives ot the Big Little Book Company, headed more or less ably, by Ken Sorensen. Elmhurst at Memphis Paul Rahmeier closed the program by answering some NoVEMBEr14 ° ' age-old questions and spiritual yearnings in an illuminating lecture on Mother Hubbard. The last game of the season was the occasion tor the football team ' s 3-day jaunt to Memphis, Tennessee. Upsetting the forecasts of several pigskin prognosticators of the area, who picked Elmhurst to lose by lopsideci scores, the Jays came back from Tennessee Naval Air Force Base on November 15 with a 12-6 victory. Playing before 3,000 sailors who often wa ered m allegiance to their squad .di Mlininitli Jp Ma 76 Farmers relaxing. E Club officers: Obcrme ' er, Wirkus, and Scilcr. Bums and Belles at Axe (irinders liall. Informaliry was the keynote of the Ball. Football action. Doyle carrN iiiLt. 77 SENIOR FUNCTION COMMITTEE: Sorcnsen, Weidler, Pettee, A. Mueller, Wobus, R. ' ,Koch. Ball carrier goes down. Gridiron contusion. 78 by cheering for Elmhurst, the Blue Jays struck with two touchdowns in the second quarter. All-conference offensive end, Augie Wirkus, caught the first in the Hat and then raced across for the score. The second also came when Wirkus, the team ' s leading scorer with 36 points, got behind his defenders and took a short pass from Baker who had taked an end run. The redoubtable Elmhurst defensive line then put on an amazing show. Led by such all-conference stand-outs as Bernard Winter at defensive end, and Russ Rasmussen defensive guard, they held the power- ful Hell-Cats to just one touchdown for the game and preserved the Jay victory at 12-6. This impressive defensive line which performed well throughout the year was possibly the biggest factor in the successful football season. In view of the wins of these games the Administration gave us a holiday on Monday. " Get your man, girls, " were the words which had been resounding over the campus the week before the Sadie Hawkins dance, sponsored by the Woman ' s Union. When the night of November 15 finally rolled around, young ladies from all around attired in patched jeans, jagged skirts and burlap sacks rushed out to pick up their dates who were SaDIE Hawkins DanCE also dressed Dogpatch fashion. The fellows ' proudlv tvt i - . , • ■ ■ , • ■ November 1;3 pmned on tlieir corsages, original creations representing all manner of strange objects. The girls then arrived at the dance, clutching their " hitchin ' contract " in one hand and their date in the other. The gym was decorated with straw as chairs and with pictures of famous Dog- patch characters strung along one wall. The most popular corner of the gym was that of Marryin ' Sam ' s Altar. Here many couples, happy, sad, or philosphical, were united as husband and " wif. " Later a grand march of all the students was held to determine which couple most resembled the quaint people of Dogpatch. This honor went to Audrey Mever and Ralph Meyer, who had dressed to look like Hairless Joe and his pal the Indian. Each was presented with an oversized lollipop. The entertainment proved to be along the Dogpatch line, with Arlene Schmidt ' s rendition of " Buttons and Bows. " Then the five hillbillies serenaded us with several folk songs, with the audience joining in. FOOIB Eureka 0 Lake Forest 12 Millikin 25 Indiana Central 21 (Homecoming) Augustana 14 Carthage 0 North Central 14 U. S. Naval Air Force Base 6 Memphis Tenn. Conterence games RECORD Elmhurst 18 Elmhurst 7 Elmhurst 6 Elmhurst 19 Elmhurst 6 Elmhurst 33 Elmhurst 19 Elmhurst 12 79 Working and relaxing on the centerpiece. Kolknieier .nui liiteluad decorating. " Stairway to the Stars " in full swing. .Admiring the tinished centerpiece. Smile for the birdie, please. Skyline background for Bob. Another end of the dance floor. 81 On the following Friday night Firesides met to discuss " Are we upholding the standards of a Christian College? " This was one ot the five informal meetings held during the year in liomes ot faculty members. In Firesides we found the opportunity to discuss subjects of campus, national and international importance. Dis- FiRESIDES cussions were led by qualified students who introduced the topics and conducted the meetings informally. Here we were able not only to express our own views on conflicting issues, but to become better acquainted with faculty members through an exchange of ideas. This year ' s Firesides committee consisted of students Edward Bruggemann and Hope Zenke, with Dr. Eugene Wehrli and Mrs. Miriam Jones as faculty advisers. The next evening, November 22, had been reserved for the sophomore semi- formal dance. Preparations had been supervised by co-chairmen Peggy De Wees and Phil Mazzone, and at last the evening arrived. As we entered the gym we discovered that it had been transformed into a pent- house. Hundreds of stars hung from the ceiling, and along one wall was a painting of the New York skyline. " StaIRWAY TO THE StARS " In the center of the penthouse was a large pool, in which , o r? . V , , , ! , hoPHOMORE Semi-Formal mums were rloatmg. Uvernead hung a centerpiece made of bits ot tinfoil which sparkled and glittered as it re- volved. Couches and chairs placed along the sides ot the room helped add to the air of a penthouse. Bob Roberts and his orchestra provided the music tor our dancing. Later in the evening we made our way downstairs, where cookies and punch were served. At 11:30 we danced the last number anci made one more wish at the wishing pool before leaving the " Stairway to the Stars. " The basketball season opened and with it came the appearance of the band at the home games. I hose who sat near enough the band could always hear the " Two tor nothingi One, two! " of Wally Cordes preparing the players for the downbeat of " Here ' s to our Alma HE Band Mater. " All of us could hear what followed, for the band made its presence heard in a rousing way. The band had organized in the fall. Remember how every member of the band led off with his left toot as these spirited musicians headed the Homecoming Parade? They were all in uniform, too — FJmhurst sweat- shirts, blue jeans and crew hats. And then several weeks later the band had led a snake dance through the dorms and streets of Elmhurst to celebrate the football team ' s victory over Carthage. The presitlcnt, W ' alh Cordes, became so excited he broke his drum ' s head. Dr. Dinkmeyer announced the setting aside of a fund in the college trcaswi- to buy band uniforms. ' 1 his was to be augmented in the spring b the proceeds of a benefit card party given by the Women ' s Alumnae. The band could look for- ward to the prospects ot braid and brass rather than blue jeans and crew hats. An important appearance of the bantl was to be its iierformaiuc at the WonR-n ' s Union Circus in February. Here it wcjuld be heard jiro ' i(ling fanfares and other circusy music. Although losing all eight (jf their conference games the l lmhurst College Blue josb imi mm mil Jp. fm m ssbsi 8J Jays did better than the (jverull won and lost record ot 7 and 14 would indicate. Their 21 opponents scored an average ot 70.9 points per game to the Jays ' 65.5. Ot their conference games their worst loss was to the Wheaton Crusaders who vanquished the Jays 97-65. Other conference toes were Millikin, Illinois Wesleyan, Illinois College, Lake Forest, North Central and Augustana. This last team trimmed the Jays twice. Against non-conterence opposition Coach Kastrinos ' basketeers tared much better, winning seven out ot thirteen contests. The biggest rout and also Elmhurst ' s high point game ot the season was against Aurora, who fell 91-72. Other non- conterence opponents were Loyola and De Paul — both universities somewhat out ot Elmhurst ' s class. Against Loyola the Jays had a good night and Basketball . thoroughly scared the Ramblers who had to stall in the last minutes ot the game in order to win 67-60. De Paul, at that time the nation ' s 7th ranked team, won easily 85-43. Liniversity ot Chicago, the area ' s most winning-less team tell twice to Elmhurst. L niversity ot Illinois Chicago Division, better known as Navy Pier, defeated Elmhurst in their first encounter, but the loss was avenged 87-73 near the end ot the season. Pat Lira, freshman center and the team ' s leading rebounder, led the team in scoring with 455 points for a 21.1 average with a 19.5 average in conference games, which ranked him fourth for this department in C.C.I, standings. Lira also broke a 15 year old school record on January 17 when he poured through 39 points in the first encounter with the University of Chicago. The old record had been set by Jack Eizner with 38 points against Aurora in 1938. Otto Bassler, the team ' s second highest scorer, also represented Elmhurst in conference tabulations by being fourth in free throw percentages. For the entire season, h( )wever, co-captains Augie W ' irkus and Chuck Seller led the team in free throw percentages. 84 The first game of the basketball season was with Concordia on December 2. Elmhurst started the season in fine style by defeating them 60-54. Two nights later our team lost by 7 points to the Loyola Ramblers in a well-played game. In the first conference game, here on Saturday evening, the Jays were beaten 72-61 by last year ' s conference champs — Millikin. The next week ' s basketball schedule included two games. On Wednesday evening, Elmhurst jumped to a CONFERENCE BASKETBALL 20-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and t hen coasted ly i . r vii ,x . tvt ,T . -r, , n c j MiLLIKIN, IlL. W ESLEYAN to a o ' bS victory over Koosevelt Loilege. Un baturday the Jays traveled to Bloomington. Here we received our second conference loss, at the hands of Illinois VVesleyan. The final score was 75-47. This weekend the Theatre produced the play Rejneml er Mama. Written b - John ' an Druten, it was adapted from Kathryn Forbes ' book Mamas Bank Account. The Elmhurst presentation was directed by Ginger Walsh, and the principal characters were " Mama " played by Ina Brown and " Katrin " played by Joan Panes. The word " played, " though, doesn ' t fully describe their acting, for as the story unfolded we discovered that they seemed to live their parts. The scenes transported us back some forty years to a home in San Francisco. 1 he oldest daughter was striving to become a writer, the youngest daughter to see how many pets she could find. " I REMEMBER MaMa " Aunt Trine was trying to get married, and Mama and DECEMBER 11 12 13 Papa were working to rear a good, healthy, happy family. ' ' When the curtain closed we felt that each had reached his goal and that we had spent an enjoyable evening. Christmas drew nearer, and we engaged in the traditional Elmhurst observances of that season. Friday afternoon the Women ' s Union had given its annual Christmas tea dance, the " Holly Hop. " Mrs. Deutsche furnished delightful organ music for our dancing. BAND. Kow 1: Wciner, Jolic, Hcckncr, Bccck, Lang, Harnn.imi. Kow 2: Kocllint;, Klostcrrii ui, A. ML (.r, Klindworth, Jannusch, Hedcman, Burrichtcr, Noldc, Hriasckc, K. (iass, Wilbur. Srandiiiij;: ' rha fr, Smith, Cordcs. 87 The Women ' s Union, large in membership and scope ot activities, began its program during Freshman Week with a snack party in the dorm, and continued to sponsor a variety of functions throughout the year. Upperclassmen were given a good opportunity to meet the freshmen at the big sister-little sister wiener roast. Other traditional activities — tea dances, Sadie Hawkins, preparation ot the Thanksgiving basket, the Co-ed dance and the Circus — followed. This year ' s officers, headed by President Rita Koch, " Holly Hop " worked out a new activity to be held in the spring. A May ) TT rri -r Day was to take place early on the morning ot May 9, at Women s Union lea Dance , • , • , • ; , , , • ' , , , wnicri tnne tlie new president and her cabmet would be revealed as the queen and her court. A slumber party with town students as guests was to highlight the night preceding the ceremony. We began the final week betore the holidays by gathering on Sunday evening in the South Hall lounges for a Christmas Carol Sing. Nestled five abreast on the sofas with the overflow seated on the floor, we sang our favorite carols, then listened as Dr. Dinkmeyer read the beloved Christmas story. Renate Hirt and Dorothea Essebaggers told us how Christmas is celebrated in Austria and in India. Irion Hall was represented in the informal program by a quartet (men ' s, ot course). The Senior Men ' s contribution was a reading by Harold Zimmermann. Atter singing more carols we left the warmth of South Hall with its glowing Christmas tree and glistening snowflake decorations and carolled at South Hall Sing homes ot nearby faculty members. T x 1 A On Wednesdav night we assembled again. This time the December 14 , . tu x u r u ctt r-i • location was I.H.A., the scene ot the S.U. Christmas Party. It was appropriately decorated with red and green streamers, torming a tent-like canopy. A tinsel-clad tree was the center ot attraction. Two institutions ot Christmas — Santa and mistletoe — made their way into the party. Santa, in the person of Jerry Hays, distributed his appropriate and well- chosen (but rather useless) gitts. Mistletoe corsages were given to the co-eds — this was one dance at wliich all the women wore identical corsages. Betty Jo Nagy contributed to the festivities by singing several Christmas selections, and later Paul Rahmeier led the group in singing carols. The program was preceded and followed by dancing and by the devouring ot refreshments. During the last week of school in 1952 two basketball games were played. Monday found the Jays opposing Navy Pier and losing 71-63. Two nights later Elmhurst won its second game ot the season by beating S.U. Christmas Party Eureka in overtime periods, 73-71. -p. -. 7 On Thursday evening, the last night betore the Christ- UECEMBER li , ' i- • i n r i o • i ij mas recess, the traditional Candlelight bervice was held. The Choral Union which had been organized in the spring of 1952, provided the music for this uniquely integrated service. Instead ot each ot the three choral groups singing separate numbers as in the past, members from all three groups as well as other interested students banded together for the per- formance of a contemporary American cantata, Christ Reborn. Written by Leo Sowerby of Chicago and published in 1951, it portrayed the rebirth ot Christ in a tenement house, with the unemployed coming to see the infant Jesus. The second part told ot the search of the three wise men — artist, scientist and phil- anthropist — who have probed into their respective fields but who come to Christ for answer to the deeper values and meanings ot lite. The relevance ot the beatitudes is shown, and the evangelist then prepares for the final chorus, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men. The cantata was given in the setting ot a worship service. A beautiful candle-lighted procession into the " ChRIST RebORn " darkened gym helped set the mood for the service. rj. ChORAL UnION Ivlr. Robert Mesmith sang the part ot the livangelist, while the other solos were performed by four taculty members — Mr. Austin, Mr. Friedly, Mrs. Repp and Air. Schmidt — and by a student — Dan Winger. Ethel Wobus and Ruth Kolmer were accompanists. The SO-voice Choral Union, directed by Mr. T. Howard Krueger, rehearses one evening weekly. Each semester is devoted to the study ot one large choral work tor pertormance at Christmas and in the spring. With the Christmas holidays over, we returned to the campus tor the resuming ot classes on January 6. CONFERENCE BASKETBALL The tollowine evening our lays lost to the Crusaders ttt a n-7 , J 1 WhEATON AND AUGUSTANA trom neaton y -bb. I he game was played here. Un Frida - Augustana beat Elmhurst 77-68. Pat Lira, fresh- man center, set a new school record in conference games by scoring 34 points. Now that we were back at school we made final plans tor the annual Co-ed semi-tormal dance. January tenth was the date that had been set and busy prepara- tions were being made by chairmen Audrey Aleyer and Joan Richardson and the different committees. When the big night rolled around girls could be found donning their favorite formals, while the fellas put on their Sunday best. The theme chosen for the dance was " Winter Wonderland " and what a wonder- land it was! The gym had been converted into a winter dream. In the center ot the dance fioor stood a large silver fir tree which was beautifully lighted. A miniature forest ot evergreens covered with snow surrounded the dancers. A cheese-cloth sk) ' covered the ceiling. Suspended from the sky were gleaming stars and variously designetl sntjw flakes. At the north side ot the gym a sleigh became the background tor many couples ' pictures. Following the usual custom the Co-ed dance was a turn- about with the ladies being the escorts. An election had " WiNTER WoNDERLAND " been held to elect a king and his two attendants to reign DaNCE over the dance. The king elected was Ralph Meyer and his two attendants were Bill S.-hatz and Ike Eichenlaub. After the crowning of King Ralph a dance was reserved for the king, his attend- ants and their dates. And as the evening progressed the couples danced to the man ' interpretations of Ronny Roger ' s band. After the last tlance couples left to get a midnight snack before calling it an evening. Ever since our return after Christmas one could notice a change in o.ir iK ' liav ior patterns. We spent more time in the Library, carried more books v irli us and in general displayed a rather uncommon concern for our studies. And ct, exams descended upon us almost before we realized it. B - the time the 8 :()() bell announcetl the first exam on ' I ' hursday morning the 15th, the more fortLinatc of us had com- pleted all our term pajiers and other assignments of the semester. W ' e tluTefore jflQllilllMilBiiill nSSi iHimciSsa 91 settled down to the tasks at hand — reviewing, and in a few isolated instances cramming, tor the final exams. The let-down party, on January 23, was held in I.H.A. The party, designed to help us convalesce after our exams, was successful, even though many were away tor the weekend. Entertainment was provided by the brother and sister act of Ruthie and Al Kolmer playing the piancj in a flashy duet. Master of ceremonies, Glen Halbe, told several be-bop jokes, and later on with the help of Ruthie Kolmer he introduced the " Bunny Hop, " a frenzied dance step Let-Down Party which looks somewhat like a Congo line gone berserk. (As T r o can be gathered trom the name, it is supposed to resemble January 23 , , , ff a rabbit.) Dancing was the main emphasis ot the evening. As usual, the junior class was on hand selling refreshments. The next night basketball was played here, the North Central Cardinals winning from us 85-65. Friday, after we finished our exams, a group ot us had left tor the S.C.A. Retreat held at the George Williams College Camp at Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. W e were mourning the tact that we had no snow when we ran headlong into a snow- storm a tew miles north ot Elmhurst. It soon changed the countryside into a beautitul winter snow scene. After arriving we played shuffle board and ping-pong. The highlight of the evening was an inspiring candlelight vesper service. We awoke on Saturday morning to the tinkle of a little S.C A. Retreat bell signalling us to get up for matins. After matins and T no r - breakfast we heard a message bv Rev. Suvda of Xorth- January 23-2o . . i - i r - • ' j- western University, which was the basis tor our discussion of " A Christian Calling. " We worked up an appetite for lunch by climbing up the hill to the Yerkes Observatory. Our seats in the balcony of the dome were fine vantage point trom which to watch the telescope as it swung to a new angle. Saturday afternoon we had tun tobogganing and skiing. However, some people and their skis are soon parted. The toboggan chutes had a wet spot at the bottom. Need we say more? After dinner on Saturday evening we finished discussing " A Christian Calling, " and the secretary of each discussion group gave a report. Next we all joined to- gether in folk dancing and danced until our feet would no longer move. Then we ended the evening with a friendship circle. Sunday morning dawned bright and clear and we arose early tor matins by ourselves in the beautiful out-ot-doors. As soon as we Elmhurst vs. AuGUSTANA were through eating a warm breakfast we discussed " What T or is worth dving for? " January 30 xx? r i ..... We chmaxed our. retreat with an inspiring communion service and came back to Elmhurst Sunday afternoon re- freshed in mind, it not in body, t(j begin a new semester ' s work. On Monthly, January 26, the second semester began. We welcomed thirty-six new students to the Elmhurst College family. High on our list of resolves tor the new semester were our sincere intentions to complete all assignments promptly. Friday ' s conference basketball game with Augustana found us losing 64-58. Several days later De Paul, the seventh ranking team in the nation, won easily in an 85-43 contest. jomn @gfil mill dii i i ifii i fssiisi 92 93 Discussion at Lake (icncva CoilegL- Camp. Fun and Fellowship. Playing games. ' Basketball games also were played on Friday and Saturday evenings. On the 6th the Jays rallied but tell two points short of victory as the Concordia Cougars won, 74-72. On the tolKjwing night the Elmhurst Cagers lost to North Central College at Xaperville. The final score was 85-71. " Toyland, toyland, wonderful girl and boyland " might " ADVENTURES IN ToyLAND ' well have been the theme tor the treshman dance given tt t- I e J X 1 J 1 JbRESHMAN Dance tliat Saturday evening. I he trosli turned the gym mto a giant playroom complete with children ' s toys. In the center ot the gym was an oversized jack-in-the-box, whose head turned ciifferent colors and whose red nose was lighted. A huge story book, telling the story ot how the Raggedy Andys had called tor their Raggedy Anns at South Hall and brought them here tor their " Adventures in Toyland, " was at one end ot the play- room. Paper teddy b ears stood on each side ot the book. Immense building blocks were placed in two corners with the toyland express on the side. Bunches ot toy balloons hung trom the ceiling. We danced to the music ot Bud Schweppe ' s orchestra. The evening was livened up cioing the now familar bunny hop and Mexican hat dance. Atter the last number we lett the Toyland tor further adventures, agreeing that the treshman dance was a success. On Tuesday, February 10, the fays won trom Aurora JaYS VS. IlL. COLLEGE College 91-72, scoring their highest number ot points this FEBRUARY 13 season. Three days later in a game at Jacksonville our team lost to Illinois College 58-49. The next evening the Elmhurst Cagers played a close overtime game but lost to a hustling Scott Field Team by a three point margin 72-69. The game was played in Belleville. On February 14 the sophomores took a cue trom Cupid and became interested 94 in hearts as their show I ' alentine Daze clearly showed. Joyce West was the nar- rator who read the valentines she received from her various boy friends. The verses of the valentines introduced the acts. Each performer walked on stage through a big red heart which was opened by Peggy De Wees and Caroline Sturm. A group of handsome sailors began the show by singing, " Nothing Like a Dame. " We decided that there really is nothing like the dame that appeared on stage at the end o the song. Xext Alice Ruhl told us about " ALENTINE Daze " " Casey ' s Revenge " so realistically we could almost see o -r xx ,, ,-. c the bat connect with the ball. Immediatelv after this we hoPHOMORE VARIETY Show , n , , . •, „ , • • ■ • r were enthralled by Marilyn Keeker smgmg an ana rroni Madame Butterfly. We thought we were having nightmares about Spike Jones but soon discovered it was only Charles Burchardt in sheik ' s clothing. He was followed by Liz Schoenbach playing " Sabre Dance " on her ac- cordian. After intermission a cjuartet composed of Chan Hadley, Jim Liska, Ralph Meyer and Don Mayer harmonized on " I Had a Dream, Dear. " A few minutes later Carolyn Paulson and Carol Thomas transported us to a swamp where a lover was searching for his lost love. We again went traveling when Renate Hirt played her blockflote and she and Lygia Knopfmueller sang some German folk songs. Then we learned from Pat Hollander what " A Horse " is like. " Smoke Gets in Your Eyes " was sung by Nancy Kron. Margie Goetz, who was the last performer to step through the heart, danced " Slaughter on Tenth Jays vs. Lake Forest Avenue. " Thus ended a talent show filled with talent. February 23 " next basketball encounter was on February 18. The Jays came from behind in the thirci period to beat the University of Chicago at Chicago, 49-38. We witnessed an 87-73 victory over Navy Pier at our last home game of the season, February 21. The final basketball game on the next Monday evening was a conference game at Lake Forest. Lake Forest was victorious, 68-55. On Saturday, February 28, the Women ' s L nion presented its annual circus for the children of Bensenville, Ulich and Addison orphanages. We students, the foster-parents for the evening, picked up our small charges Women ' s Union Circus in I rion Hall and led them squirming and jumping with February 28 excitement, to the festively decorated gymnasium, which was soon reverberating with the shouts and laughter of both " parents " and children. First, of course, there were ' side-shows, tucked around corners and between rows of lockers in the labyrin- thine gym basement, and also lined up along the wall of the " big top " upstairs. And liberally distributed at crucial points were refreshment stands selling pop corn. As for the side shows, there was just about, everything — even a corral of burlap- saddled human " horses " who gave the kids wild rides on their backs. Several students contributed their craniums to the cause of a unique human pinball ma- chine. Kids fished for plastic toys in a fish pond, put out candles with a squirt gun, pinned tails on donkeys, threw sponges at long-suffering clowns, and had their fortunes told. And then the big top. At 8:00 the bleachers were already filling up with children, students and balloons. The band played stirring circus music, and the clowns, jOQliifllMISlBilil JP iiiil Ifil MsiiiSi 96 97 always the favorites of the children, kept everyone in stitches. Then Ringmaster Dr. Halfter came forward and WoMEN ' s UniON CiRCUS announced the main acts ot the evening. Performing dogs FEBRUARY 28 jumped over hurdles and through flaming hoops. Tumb- lers and acrobats defied the laws of gravity and prob- ability, barefoot hillbillies sang ofF-key, wrestlers locked in deathgrips, the Theatre displayed its dramatic skill (or perhaps merely a predisposition for farce), and a ventriloquist fairly brought his impudent dummies to life. When it was all over it was with real regret that we brought the kids back to the busses and said goodbye to them. With the circus now passed, we looked forward to the next weekend ' s entertain- ment which would be provided by the Theatre. On March 5, 6, 7, the Theatre presented the comedy Jenny Kissed Me. The plot centered around Jenny, a sweet country girl who came to live at a Catholic rectory. Joan Panes transformed Jenny from just a character in a book to a girl very much alive who won our hearts. The situations which confronted Jenny, most of them humorous, were created by Harold Zimmerman who played the part of Father Moynihan, the crotchety, eccentric priest who has lost contact with the younger generation, and by Joyce West who was Mrs. Deazzy, Jenny ' s aunt and the housekeeper at the rectory. Mrs. Deazzy ' s main concern was to keep Father Moynihan in hand. Mike Kelly provided the love interest in the form of Michael, a school-teacher and good friend " JeNNY KiSSED Me " of Father Movnihan, who lived at the rectorv and fell „ . , ' , , ,• , ■ ■ March o, 6, in love with Jenny. 1 he plot was complicated by a young dreamboat of the younger crowd, played by Glen Halbe. The supporting cast consisted of Xoel Shapiro, Rita Kienle, Joyce Koch, R(jnice Young, Ruth Koelling, Lillian Olson, Florence Hoeschstenbach, ' irginia Thiessen and George Mollan. Many who weren ' t seen in front of the footlights also helped make the production a success. The backstage crews were headed by Glen Halbe, Bill Spencer, Ray Gaulke, Marge Kennedy, Guy Anderson and Paul De Bruine. Saint Patrick ' s birthday was not passed over without a celebration on our campus. " The Shillelagh, " given on March 14 by the Recreation Class, was full of the festive air. A few of the more agile members of the class gave their rendition of the Irish Jig in honor of Saint " The ShilLELAGh " Patrick himself. -r, „ I ..... , JtlECREATION C LASS Jb UNCTION But, of course, the party was not limited just to the Irish. We did the Texas Schottish, the Flying Dutchman, Hinky Dinky Parlez-vous and other such cosmopolitan tlances. Some of us felt especially at home when that familiar " Turkey in the Straw " music began and the sound of a square dance caller came forth. How we enjoyed to do-see-do and prome- nade ' round the hall. After an evening of brain-working, active and social games, we were read ' tor the indoor campfire sing which climaxed the evening of fun. On the following Saturda ' evening, March 21, the last of the class shows was presented — the junior student-faculty show. Previoush the freshmen, seniors and sophomores had given the student body an exhibition of their talents. Now the 99 juniors, headed by Glen Halbe, stepped into the spotlight in Warren Best ' s " Toast of the Campus " Television Show. This performance originating from Elmhurst College was unique in that it was the first and last show urj )» in its series. i OAST OF THE C ampus ,„7 r j , • • • , We round ourselves witnessing a i V variety show Student-Faculty Show which featured such well-known personalties as Richard Tilly, Neva Pottratz, Rosalie Deters and Betty Jo Xagy. The Theatre, meanwhile, had begun its preparations for the final spring produc- tion. Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams would be presented on the last weekend in April. This suspense-filled murder mystery would be staged by Mr. Arends, director of the Theatre. Joan Panes would assist. Throughout the year many ot us had devoted hours to fascinating work in every phase of theatre life. We hammered nails into the frame of a " flat, " we scoured the dorm for props, we rehearsed diligently; then on opening night we expectantly awaited the stage manager ' s whisper " Houselights ! . . . Curtain! " These and other experiences were offered to us as guppies and members of Theatre. But not only Theatre members benefit. The Theatre has produced for the benefit of all students many of the world ' s great dramas — from the old and traditional to the modern drama of our newer playwrights. Each year four productions are presented, with variety kept in mind in their selection. Indeed, some of The Theatre ' " lasting impressions of Elmhurst College will include those of performances of our own Theatre. This year ' s officers were Mike Kelly, president; Rosalyn Hoefer, vice-president; Helen Prasse, secretary; Eloise Grunewald, business manager; Judy Niemann, assistant business manager; Helen Holzkamper, publicity; Ruth Koch, social chairman. The Theatre was not the only campus group preparing for a function to be held after Easter. The Student Union Senate was making plans for the seventh annual Midwestern Conference of Student Governments which would take place on the Elmhurst campus April 17 and 18. Our senate planned to be hosts to the delegates for a social evening on Friday night. The conference would include workshops in which representatives of twelve colleges could discuss and reach worthwhile con- clusions on problems of student government. The Student Union government here at Elmhurst is vested in two bodies — the Executive Cabinet and the Senate. The eleven member cabinet includes besides the president, vice-presidents, secretary, business manager and treasurer, the chairmen of the standing committees for Athletics, Pub- lications, Religious Life and Social Life. Positions were Student GoVERMENT held in the Cabinet by Lorenz Eichenlaub, president; George Williams, 1st vice-president; Alice Mueller, 2nd vice-president; Margaret Kennedy, secretary; Roland Mernitz, business manager; August Wirkus, treasurer; Harold Zimmerman, athletic chairman; Jim Konrad, religious life chairman; Harold Warhime, publi- cations chairman; and Dawne Emde, social life chairman. As the administrative branch of the government, the Cabinet works with the Senate in carrying out changes and improvements for the good of the entire stu- dent body. n the fall the Cabinet draws up the budget for the year, which must be passed by the Senate. .Jfilili MtlinillM IP lUSli fHi Msiiini 100 101 The members of the Senate, the representative governmg body, are elected by students according to 16 categories, each group receiving proportionate representa- tion. Highlights ot this year ' s Cabinet and Senate activities included a thorough revising of the Student Union Constitution, Who ' s Who revisions, a big-little brother and sister plan and a course evaluation plan. Two months of the second semester had already passed, and now we were making preparations for our spring vacation. The assignments which we had resolved to do day by day had somehow piled up and those term papers, which we had almost forgotten about, loomed once again into mind. But we did not despair; SpRING ReCESS there would be plenty of time to do these things at home, we reasoned. When Friday afternoon, March 27, arrived we clutched out book-laden suitcases, exchanged farewells with roommates and friends, and departed for out homes to spend Holly Week and Easter with (jur our families. I ' MKA ' I ' RF, OI ' " I " ICKKS. XituiaMii, :issf. bus. riiur.; I li)l k,ini|H r, pulilii itx; Ki ll) , piti. 1 . Koch, Soc. chrm.; Hocfrr, v. prLS.; Frassc, sect.; Klein: Mr. C " . C. Arciuls, Director. 103 104 On April 6 we returned to Elmhurst. It was good to he home and to celehrate Easter there. Now, though, we stepped again into the routine oi classes and ac- tivities. Some of us paused for a moment to reflect that this would be our last lap of college life. We wanted to put much into these final eight weeks. Throughout the year we had been aware of the stimulation and inspiration offered us in the regular Chapel-Assembly and Vesper services. It was easy to get involved in insignificant de- ChaPEL-AsSEMBLY tails of daily routine, but through these services we were VeSPERS able to sharpen our perspective and place things and values in their proper relationships. Chapel-Assembly was was held each Tuesday and Thursday morning in the gym. Faculty members, busi- ness men and clergy addressed us. Sometimes the emphasis was intellectual stimula- tion, sometimes religious inspiration. Vespers were held on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the Irion Hall chapel. Here we attended services led by our junior and senior class mates and by members of the faculty. Our celebration of Easter had been deepened in meaning by the Holy Communion service conducted by Dr. Dinkmeyer on our last evening to- gether before the holidays. The Choral Union, meanwhile, was diligently rehearsing its second semester work, E ijah by Felix Mendelssohn. The performance was to be given on Hiursday evening. May 14, at St. Peter ' s Church. Since February of 1952 when a hundred music-loving students had organ- ized as a group for the study and performance of Johannes The ChORAL UnION Brahms ' Geruian Requiem Tuesday evening had become closely linked in our minds with Choral Union. Each Tuesday we met in a two-hour rehearsal devoted to the major work of that se- mester. These musical experiences were deeply satisfying; furthermore the two public concerts, at Christmas and in the spring, gave to the entire campus per- formances of great works of choral music. Those of us who were members of the Chapel Choir, Glee Club or Polyhymnia hardly had time to unpack our suitcases from the spring vacation before leaving on tour. Classes resumed on Tuesday; on l ' ' riday we would embark on our concert tours. The Chapel Choir, under the direction of Mr. T. Howard Krueger, had been preparing for its tour since September. Three rehearsals each week and chapel and concert appearances had welded together individual musicians into a solidly united group. An extra-musical event which also helped to bring this about was the Chapel Choir picnic held last fall. Shortly before Christmas the choir sang for and visited with the old and young folks at the Bensenville Home. ThE ChapEL C ' hoir In January elections were held, and Don Mayer was chosen to succeed Keith Klosterman as president. Phe Chapel Choir c]uartet made its first appearance during a concert in the Junior High School at Des Plaines. Minutes earlier the choir hatl sung at the World Day of Prayer service in Des Plaines. The choir ' s most recent appearances had been in a l.enten service at St. Peter ' s Church and Sunday concerts at Xorthbrook and River (irove, just before Easter. And now the choir was ready to leave on its lO-day tour of the East. Highlight jflObiflMllBniiili JP i i ifimaina 105 destinations were Baltimore and Washington D.C. Plans included singing a free concert at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. Business manager Shirley Klosterman and her assistant Ralph Meyer had worked hard to arrange the details of the tour. Now the choir would make these plans a reality. The Men ' s Glee Club members, too, were turning their thoughts tour-wise. They planned to venture south and visit towns of varying sizes in Iowa, Missouri and southern Illinois. This would be the first tour with their new director, Mr. David Austin. The club ' s concert program included, in addition to the Glee Club numbers, organ solos by Dave Wagner, tenor solos by Dan Winger and renditions by the Varsity Quartet. The Glee Club holds the distinction of being the oldest organization on campus, being more than twice as old as any of its members. This year, as in the past, the club developed into a well-balanced group despite the loss of many seniors from the previous year. Early in the spring the Glee Club joined voices with Men ' s Glee Club Polyhymnia as the two groups presented joint concerts in Elgin and Kirkland. Student leaders of the club included James Konrad, president, and George Williams, assistant director, both four-year members of the Glee Club. xArrangements for concerts and tour details were handled by Dick Van Voorhis, business manager, and his assistant, John Thompson. Polyhymnians, likewise, were making last-minute tour preparations — checking light stands and dusting off the bus banner. Some cities they planned to visit were Cleveland, Detroit and Rochester. Six freshmen looked forward to the new experi- ences of their first tour. For three seniors and Mrs. Repp, the director, this would be the seventh such trip devoted to concertizing, eating, bus riding and the other memorable aspects of tour life. Polyhymnia is the smallest choral group on campus, limiting its membership to eighteen women. Its rather mysterious name simply refers to the Greek Muse who was chairman of the department of music, so to -n speak, in ancient mvthologv. Polyhymnia n i i • j ' • ' ir Polyhymnia made its nrst orr-campus appearance of the year at York High School last November. Several weeks later the women gave a concert at the YMC.A. in Chicago and a Christmas program at the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Both of these concerts included numbers from Benjamin Britten ' s A Ceremoiiy of Carols written secifically for women ' s voices. Ruth Weidler and Hope Zenke were president and business manager, respectively. The Foreign Student Committee continued making plans and raising funds for next year ' s foreign student at Elmhurst. Organized in 1950 as a result of a Firesides meeting, the committee adopted the motto O.F.S. (Operation Foreign Student) and began raising funcis to bring some- one from another country to our campus. The purpose was to create world under- standing through personal contact. .ifii sliiiiiBiiiii 0 igsi neijaesiisi 106 (ilcc Club smiles. Chapel Choir pauses. Polyhymnia poses. 1(17 O.l ' .S. COMMITTEE: Standing: Renate Hirt, Schat , Chairman; Garver, Konrad, Sturm, C. Klum, secretary; Becker. Seated: Rev. R. Schade, advisor. PRE-THEOLO(;iCAL- CHRISTIAN EDUCATION STEERING COMMITTEE: Utiaut, Chr. Ed.; E. Gass, Fr. Rep.; E. Brueggemann, Jr. Rep.; Bizer, Sr. Rep.; Missing, R. Me er, Soph. Last year through the committee ' s efforts we were able to welcome .Adolt Burk- harcit to Elmhurst. This year ' s student was Renate Hirt ot Vienna. Fund-raising activities were the main projects ot the committee. The tall campaign consisted ot an auction in Foreign Student ComMFFTEE the Student Union Room. Before the evening was over students and faculty had bid more than $300 on open houses, cakes, blind dates, dinners in protessors ' homes, and other services. Later in the spring an envelope campaign would be conducted to raise the remaining sum needed tor next year ' s student. Tentative plans were also made tor a benefit concert by the Glee Club and Polyhymnia. In February the committee elected new officers. Caroline Sturm was chosen to succeed Bill Schatz as chairman. Rev. Schade consented to continue as advisor to the group. The committee is small but its project is great. Not onh ' does it sponsor a program that helps to toster world understanding, but it gives all ot us on campus a chance to work together constructively and unitedly. Pre-theological and Christian Education students met monthly, enabling those ot common interests and purpose to have fellowship together. Constructive pro- jfliltiiiilimBi til jp nil iigmagiiei 108 grams included lectures, discussions, pictures and torums designed to bring the members to a better understanding of the work in tull-time Christian Service. Specific program topics considered the place of the church in contemporary rural society, types and examples of Christmas Carols, and the qualifications of a pastor ' s wife. PrE-TheOLOGICAL — Activities were planned by the steering committee. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Class representatives were Armin Bizer, senior, Edward Brueggemann, junior, Ralph Meyer, sophomore, and Eric Glass, freshman. Rozella Utlaut represented the Christian Education majors, and Dr. Eugene Wehrli was faculty advisor. Even before winter was over attention had turned to spring sports. The baseball team looked forward to a fine season with seven of the first nine of last year ' s team returning as lettermen. Around this nucleus Coach Kastrinos had seventeen new candidates with which to fill out his squad. Al Southon and Warner Siebert were chosen to be co-captains of this year ' s team. A trip south was BASEBALL made over the Easter vacation. The conference season would begin shortly, on April 17. Last year ' s team won only one of its eight conference games, but the Jays man- aged to play the role of spoilers at the end of the season, nipping Millikin 6-5, and thus depriving them of a tie for first place in conference standings. In overall play the team ' s record was four wins, one tie and ten losses. Elmhurst ' s highest scoring games were two victories over Aurora, 9-6 and 11-2. Warner Siebert was the team ' s outstanding pitcher and one of the league leaders in strikeouts. Al Southon, catcher, led the team with a batting average well above the .300 mark. GoLF Last year ' s golf team, led by captain Larry Thon, won two out of seven matches. The victories were registered against Wheaton and North Central. In the conference meet at the close of the season the Jays took seventh place. The 1952 tennis team coached by Mr. C. C. Arends had a won and lost record of four and eleven. Sparky Warehime, captain, was the team ' s most consistent winner; Gunnar Hage, exchange student from Norway, also contributed to many Elmhurst TenNIS victories. Mike Gass, Dan Meyer, Bob Mensendiek, George Wright and Frank Overman comprised the rest of the team. Highlight of the season was a tour during spring vacation which took the netmen into Southern Illinois and Missouri. Three instruments of campus communication — the radio, newspaper and year- book — are maintained to inform and entertain us. W.R.S.E. (Wired Radio System of Elmhurst College) has its studio and office on the second floor of Kranz Hall. Here originate programs of news, tlrama, sports and music. Following last year ' s trend, W.R.S.E. continued to expand this year. Increased membership on the staff and increased efficienc ' of organization under the leader- ship of Hank Scholz, first semester director, niatle this possible. James Kohler, Carol Thomas and Jim Liska held the positions of dircct(jr, assistant clircctni- and jOQlii mHUMin ill Jp i i ifii Mogiisi business manager during the second semester. Other positions ot the executive staff included program director, music director, drama director, news editor, advertising director, secretary, technician, technicians manager and head typist. advertising director, secretary, technician, technicians manager and head tvpist. W.R.S.E. Programs were broadcast each evening, Monday through Thursday, and on Sunday afternoon. Questionnaires were distributed in order to discover the nature of programs most in demand on campus. W.S.R.E. made plans to offer a greater variety and quantity of programs appealing to the majority of the listening audience. The E )! Bark staff determined what would make hot news and headlines for each Friday ' s edition of the " Bark " . Editing a paper each week is a continuous business. Since news had to be in a week before the edition reached the mail- boxes, the news staff was constantly looking into the future. The past would just provide dead news. Articles were due on Friday afternoon. The Bark was then laid out in rough form and the news was typed and ready for the printers by Monday morning. On Tuesday the galleys were returned. After being proofread the final paper was made up and returned to the printers by Wednesday morning. Thursday after- noon the first printing was proofread. The edition was then printed and distributed on Friday. The first semester headaches rested on June Mueller, editor-in-chief. Typical problems were too much news, not enough news, or failure to receive the E i i Bark back from the printers on time on Fridays. Joni Lance, assistant editor during the first semester, assumed the editor ' s job the second semester and kept the presses running. Those who have read or looked this far are acquainted with the work of the Rhus staff. It was our intent to set forth in pictures and words a chronicle of Elmhurst College 1952-1953 — as true a picture of our campus life as possible. This record would be a framework which each of us might fill in with personal reminiscences. The members of the Elms staff exhibited the principle of division of labor. Each editor made his own particular contribution to the various stacks of papers, panels and records in the El»is office, which to the unoriented observer appeared to be only disorder and confusion. Early in the fall the layout of the book had been arranged. This was the " dummy " we heard the editor-in-chief, Maize Whitcomb, mutter about. It was the guide which indicated to the photo The Elms editor which pages she could leave for the literary editor to worry about. It served as a check to measure the pro- gress of the work. And when the final deadline would be met; it would represent the completitjn of the year ' s assignment — the 1953 E i is. The Elm Bark jflQkfllMilBBtll JP lil ffil Mafiiisi 112 i Amid the popping of flash bulbs and the glow of floodlights the " Shutter Bugs " were in their glory. Once a month the trusty old " Brownie " was picked off the shelt to accompany its owner to the Camera Club meeting. During the year various programs were presented. On salon night the models were gorgeous, on field trips the buildings were handsome and on darkroom programs the chemicals stank. Other meetings afforded an exchange ot criticisms on each other ' s pictures and slides. Camera Club officers were Gene Evans, president; The Camera Club Roy Schutz, vice-president; and John Almlof, secretary- treasurer. The major social event after Easter was the junior prom to be held on May 2 at the Drake Hotel. Perhaps the busiest and most persistent group of students on campus had been the juniors. From September to May they were having bake sales, handling concessions at all athletic events, putting on shows — in short, trying to avail themselves of every spare nickel that the rest ot the student body didn ' t have welded down. And what was all this high finance tor? (Their budget was in the $2000 bracket.) It was for the biggest social event of the year — the junior prom. This year it would again be held in the plushy Gold Coast Room of the Drake Hotel on Chicago ' s Junior Prom gHttering North Shore. Tyj- 2 About 225 students would be served filet mignon dinners. Several hundred more would attend the dance held later. Music would be provided by Dan Belloc, popular recording artist and N.B.C. star. Selected to be queen of the junior prom was Rosalyn Hoefer, with Pat Courtenay and Dawn Emde as attendants. Judy Niemann and Paul Rahmeier, co-chairmen of the prom, supervised the planning and arrangements. We were indeed looking JUNIOR PROM COMMITTEE: Dodie Babjak, queen election; Paul Rahmeier, chairman; Ralph Bonner, publicity; Judy Niemann, chairman; Bob Elkin, publicity; Dick Felsing, chaperone; Carol Eilrich, bids; Rosalie Deters, flowers; Dick Angarola, transiiortation. Dawn Emde k Rosalyn Hoeter, Queen Patricia Courtenay 1 14 forward to a memorable formal dinner and dance in one ot Chicago ' s most luxurious ballrooms. On May 9 the E.I.I. (Elmhurst Intercollegiate Invitational) IVack and Field meet would be held. This would be the eighteenth time Elmhurst was sponsoring the annual meet. Selected by the E Club to reign over the event were Ann McGreevy, queen, and her court, Dawn Emde, Rosalyn Hoeter, Patricia Hollander and Romayne Whan. It would be their duty to award the ribbons and mecials to the winning athletes. Nineteen colleges participated in the 1952 E.I.I, meet. Loyola, the defending champions of the three preceding years, finished second to Wheaton. Final statistics determined the three top teams to be: Wheaton, 46 1 6, Loyola of Chicago, 32 1 ' 6, Washington University of St. Louis, 3L Elmhurst garnered 6 16 points with Don Kolkmeier, John Sandall and Tom Morrill placing in the high jump, shot put and javelin, respectively. Last year ' s track season was the most successful spring sport. The Jay thinclads, coached bv Pete Langhorst, won four out of five dual E.I.I. meets. Morton, Illinois Tech., Wilson and Concordia May 9 were beaten easily, while Elmhurst ' s only loss was to North Central. Later on our team took third place in the Conference track meet at Lake Forest. Our 30 3 4 points were the most Elmhurst had ever scored in a conference meet. In the Carroll Relays which followed, our cindermen gathered 26 points. Don Kolkmeier was the team ' s high point man; he also set a new school record in high jump with a 6 ' 1 ' 2 " leap at the Carroll Relays. John Sandall heaveci the shot put 45 ' 8 3 4 " for another school record. The 1953 track team seemed to have great potentialities, composed of proven veterans, interspersed with promising freshmen. John Sandall was elected captain. The season opened with an indoor meet at North Central. Here Elmhurst was pushed into second place by North Central; Morton, on the other hand, offered little competition. The following week our trackmen smothered Morton College 79-24, capturing eight out of a possible eleven first places. Several days later at the Midwestern Invitational meet at North Central (represented by twenty-five colleges) Don Kolkmeier set a new high jump record for this meet. Elmhurst scored a total of 9 points. jam nimciBii di im IK. Honors Day May 10 On May 10, the traditional Honors Day would be held. Parents ot students would visit for the day. Also we would become acquainted with prospective tresh- men, some of them visiting the campus for their first time. Plans for this day in- cluded the presenting of awards, prizes and scholarships, and the introducing ot the membei ' s of Who ' s Who. Five seniors had been selected earlier as this year ' s Elmhurst representatives to Who ' s Who in American Universities and Colleges. They were Lawrence Holmer, Rita Koch, George Williams, August Wirkus and Ethel Wobus. The purpose ot Who ' s Who is to honor the seniors on campuses across the nation who make outstanding contributions to their schools through leadership, scholarship and service. Two types of scholarships would be awarded on Honors Day — those to incoming freshmen and those to returning students. Scholarships, ranging from $50 to ?350 (full tuition tor the ranking freshman, sophomore and junior) would be presented to approximately fifteen new and thirty-five returning students. Awards would be made in public speaking and German and the Pan-Hellenic prize given to a higli-ranking junior girl. May, when the weather might logically be expected to be springlike, is the time for picnics. Many informal gatherings woulci be held at such favorite spots as East End Park, the Fullersburg forest preserve and Pottawotomie Park. May 17, the date ot the all-campus S.U. picnic, would probably be a memorable day for the newly-elected Student Union President. Tradition dictates that he be dumped into any conveniently located and sufficient!) ' large body of water. The picnic would afford a chance to relax from studies with volleyball, baseball, tennis, boating — and, SpRING PiCNICS of course, food. The studies from which we relaxed at picnics, however, were not to be denied, and the next tew weeks would find concentrated efforts made to increase materially our store ot information. As soon as we finished our final exams many of us would leave, bidding goodbye to our friends or saying farewell until September. Seniors and a few others, though, would remain on campus tor the important days to follow. And finally would come May 31, the big day tor the seniors — the da ' for which we had been working, planning, waiting (and hoping) — the day of graduation, the day ot the end of a beginning, BACCALAUREATE the culmination of tour packed years which had flown M Y 31 by more rapidly than it had seemed possible, years which we would never, all through our lives, forget. More immediately, it would be the culmination of that Elmhurst phenomenon known as Senior Week, following finals, which we determined to pack with as much tun and memory-filling incidents as the tiays would hokl. But e cr thing comes to an end and life is full ot partings, ami the time to sa - g(j(nlb e would be upcjn us before we realized it. At 8:00 in the morning, it was jilanncd to have a breakfast tor the seniors in the S.U. Then, at 11:00 was Baccalaureate in the g. m. The speaker w;is to be Dr. Erwin Koch, minister of St. Paul ' s Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and chairman of the Elmhurst Board of Directors. E.I.I. Qufcn and Court m Rosalyn Hoefer Romaynt- Whan Ann McGret vy, Qiiccn Dawn Emde Patricia HollaiidiT 119 The Commencement exercises were to be held tor the first time in South Hall Gardens, which, it was hoped, would be completed in time tor the event. The entrance to the college, which had been under construction since the autumn before, would be finished, the circle drive black-topped, and shrubbery planted on either side of the steps up which the graduates would come to receive their diplomas. Friends would watch the proceedings seated in the hollow ot the gar- dens, and the service itself would take place in front ot Senior Men ' s Hall. Chapel Choir planned to sing both for Baccalaureate and tor Commencement. The engaged speaker was Dr. Cornelius Kruse, who graduated from Elmhurst in 1911 and received his Ph.D. at Yale. He is a professor of philosophy at Wesleyan University in Middletown, COMMENCEMENT Connecticut, and the chairman of the American Council of Learned Societies. Following the Commencement would be a President ' s Reception in Commons. This would draw to a close our eventful years here. No longer would we live at Elmhurst College, but Elmhurst College would continue to live in us. May 31 WHO ' S WHO F ' thcl Wobus I-arry Holmer Rita Koch George Williams August Wirkus, absent Since 1922 editors of the Elms have been struggling with the trials and tribula- tions of publishing a yearbook. We, of the 1953 Ebns staff, hereby give you the results ot this year ' s efforts in hope that this book meets the high standards ot the past. In this year ' s Elms there are 3844 square inches ot pictures, lor which l- ' at Hollander was responsible. The formal portraits ot the classes and cjueens were done ) Daguerre Studio; and the candid pictures ot activities and clubs were taken and printed by Roy Schutz and Howard Theis. Jane Garver, John Hutton and Rosemary Jamison mounted all ot the pictures onto panels, preparing them tor the engraving dt)ne h Jahn and Oilier Engraving Co. The story, compiled and written by Walter Herrscher and Ethel Wobus, is printed in ten point Caslon — 10 on 12pt. The run-arounds sub-heads are done in twelve point Modern No. 8 caps and small caps. The head lines are done in Tempo Medium Italic; and the book was printed by Rogers Printing Co. Pat Daum contributed her talents to the E luis in designing the cover and drawing the building silhouettes that you see at the bottom of the pages. Gene Becker, as business manager, planned the budget, FrOM THE EditOR telling Caroline Sturm how many ads were necessary to meet expenses. Ruth Koelling, as secretary, gave valuable assistance in correspondence and typing. Mr. Swords, our taculty advisor, helped us through our problems and filled in wherever he was needed. The Student Union alloted the Elms $2.50 per student each semester, which came to the total of ?2650.00. Caroline Sturm was able to get ;?110U.U0 in ads. Our photography bill, both student and professional, was ?579.09. Our engraving bill came to J1251 .42 and our printing bill was ?1740.00. The covers cost J. 66 each, or ?379.50. This amounted to a total of ?40()8.61 in expenditures, and we had ?3750.(X) in our accounts. I want to take this opportunity to say that if has been a pleasure to be an El s editor, ami tcj the man - people that have worked with me ' " I ' hank you. " Maizie ' HncoMn .ifiiiiiattiiiiiBniii jp tm nil »esia For the first time in its history there are two Ehiis queens. In past years the yearbook queens have been chosen by national celebrities, such as John Robert Powers and Mario Lanza. This year we tried something different. Our judges for the 1953 co-queens are also " national celebrities " but ot a different sort and for a different reason. The girls were chosen from the seven finalists ot the student election by the nearly one thousand veterans of four wards in Hines Veterans ' Hospital — those in the para- ElMS Queens plegic, tuberculosis, neurological and neuro-surgical divi- sions. The queens are Ruth Feierabend and Ann McGreevy, and they are in striking contrast to each other — the one being as blond as the other is brunette. Ruth Feierabend is a sophomore education major. She comes to Elmhurst from India. Ann McGreevy is a senior from River Forest, Illinois. She is majoring in psychology. The Elms staff ' received the wholehearted support and cooperation in this enterprise from the officials of Hines Veterans ' Hospital — Eddie Pence,j Fred Conforti, Henry Zulia and Grace Burris. ELMS CO-QUEENS: Rurh Feierabend Ann McGreevv 124 Elms Staff EDITOR Anna Mae Whitcomb ASSISTANT EDITORS Patricia Hollander Walter Herrscher BUSINESS MANAGER Eugene Becker AD MANAGER Caroline Sturm LITERARY EDITOR Ethel Wobus ART EDITOR Patricia Daum STAFF SECREl ' ARY Ruth Koelling MAKE-UP EDITOR Jane Garver PHOTOGRAPHS EDITORS Howard Theis Roy Schutz FACULTY ADVISOR Mr. Swords RnijsliPeRjSRnfnoase 107 South York St. • GIFTS OF DISTINCTION • DIRECT IMPORTS • Phone Elmhurst 4928 Elmhurst, IHinois Compliments of LAUNDER -MATIC HALF HOUR LAUNDRY 116 W. Park Ave. Phone 6245 GEORGE ELMUND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING Phone 5505 206 N. 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COTTAGE HILL CAFE Elm Leaves Print Shop Printing that Satisfies LETTERPRESS ENGRAVING THERMOGRAPHY Schiller Court Elmhurst 3646 THE ELM DEPARTMENT STORE ELMHURST ' S FINEST STORE 1 21 -1 27 West First St. Elmhurst 368 The Best in Entertainment! YORK THEATRE Bargain Matinee to 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 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! PAUL RIEGER REALTOR 505 S. York St. Elmhurst 3269 OUR CREED To serve conscientiously and to build soundly To deserve the confidence and good will of all who know us lo correct our faults To progress through the good we do To be known as an institution which stands for all that is best in Real Estate 130 Compliments of EDWIN H. SPRANDEL CENTRAL FOOD STORE BENSENVILLE, ILLINOIS Compliments of You are always welcome Fi KA - D T r - r Anc) LL V nUKol -v niV AoV CALIFORNIA STONE CO. 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