Elmhurst College - Elms Yearbook (Elmhurst, IL)

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h Alma Mater Where the elms in stately glory. Spreading branches raise. There our cherished Alma Mater Hears our song of praise. " Refrain School we love, Elmhurst, live for aye, God shed his grace on thee: Loyal be thy sons and daughters To thy memory. Student days n ' ill soon be over For our happy throng. Still we ' ll hold thy memory precious Ever dear and strong. Refrain. When life ' s closing days draw nearer, Sad the heart may be. Still shall dreams of youth and glory Linger long o ' er thee. Refrain. CONTENTS CLASSES 4 FOUR PORTALS You ' re starting out on a brand neiv course, And portals will open to you. If you treat each one with the same respect, You II find each exciting and new. As you walk through the first, your heart may leap At the sight of something so new. But the second and third will hold no fear. If you enter with confidence true. At the fourth you will pause a bit, no doubt. And a tear may cloud your eye. It will not be fear of the year ahead, But the memories of years gone by. FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS— Left to right: John Baumgartner, Treasurer; Fred Lange, President; Bob Merkle, Vice President; Delores Bergdolt, Secretary. Class of 59 SOPHOMORES CLASS OFFICERS— First row, left to right: Dorothy Suhre, Secretary; Ina Haupt, Treasurer. Second row: Bruno Schroeder, President; Roger Babich, Vice President. Class of 58 JAMES BERGHOEFER LEROY BESIC Oak Park Elmhurst Business Administration Psychology LOUIS BICANIC Granite City Marketing ROBERT BIRKNER La Crosse. Wisconsin Chemistry ROLAND BIZER Northbrook Philosophy BURTON BOLOEBUCK Elmhurst Business Adminj tr tion RONALD BOETTCHER Elmhurst Business Administration HOWARD BOLDEBUCK Elmhurst Business Administration 91 ALFEJS GRIKMANIS Chicago Business Administration JOHN GRIMES Elmhurst Biology JOANNE GROLLMUS Sheboygan, Wisconsin Education JUDITH GROVES Louisville, Kentucky Biology HERBERT GROTE Oak Park History JEAN HAEFNER South Bend, Indiana Speech Correction JUNIORS CLASS OFFICERS— Left to right: Ronald Smith, Vice President; Barbara Schroeder, Secretary; Jerry Snyder, President; Keith Westphal, Treasurer; Dr. Wehrli, Advisor. Class of 57 EDWARD BRETTMANN Elmhurst Business Administration LOUIS BUCHHOLD St. Louis, Missouri Philosophy DOROTHY BROWN Maywood Psychology THOMAS BUCK Cincinnati, Ohio History " •It. WAYNE LINKE Seattle. Washington History RALPH LUNDGREN Berkeley Psychology JOHN MURPHY JOAN MYERS Villa Park Oak Park Chemistry Education LLOYD REIMHERR New Orleans. Louisiana Psychology RONALD RHODES Lombard Chemistry RICHARD RODENBECK Kewaskum, Wisconsin History JOHN ROEMER Louisville. Kentucky Psychology WILLIAM ROYSTER Fort Worth, Texas Sociology JOHN SAXTON Tilden, Nebraska History GEORGE SANGMEISTER Mokena Political Science ARLAN SCHLUNDT Michigan City, Indiana Philosophy JUNIOR CLASS CHAIRMEN Prom Chairmen DICK STERN CAROLE FETZ Concessions Chairmen CARYLE POMREHN ED BODNAM CLASS OFFICERS — First row, left to right: Robert Anderson, President; Adrienne Klank, Secretary. Second row: Marvin Peterson, Treasurer; Dr. Edgren, Advisor; Jim Reagen, Vice President. i Class of 56 Robert Grant Anderson Burlington, Iowa History Ministry Bob transferred here from Burlington Junior College after his Freshman Year. Since he has been here, he has been active in these organ- izations: Elm Bark 2, 3, 4, Editor-in-Chief 3, 4; German Club 2; " E " Club 3, 4, Vice President 4; Pre-The Christian Education Society 2, 3, 4; WRSE 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4; Football 3; Student Union Business Manager 3; Class President 4. John William Bartmann Elmhurst Music Education John has been an active member of the band for four years and was the Assistant Director in his fourth year. Barbara Ann Baumgartner Schlesivig, Iowa Education Primary Teaching After her Freshman year, Barb transferred to Elmhurst from Washburn University. While here she was in: Polyhymnia 2, 3, 4; FTA 2, 3, Secretary-Treasurer 3; Social Life 3, 4, Chairman 4; Homecoming Court 3; EII Court 2, 3; Junior Prom Co-Chairman 3. Charles A. Bawel Evansville, Indiana Psychology Ministry Chuck transferred to Elmhurst after spending his first year at Evansville College. Joseph Darrell Belleson Lombard Economics Law These are the extracurricular activities in which Joe took part: Spanish Club 1, 2; Elms Advertising Manager 3; Student Union Senator 2. Edward William Bergstraesser Bensenville English Ministry Elm Bark 1, 3; Elms 3, Editor-in-Chief 3; German Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Pre-The Christian Education Society L 2, 3, 4; SCA 2, 3, 4; Student Union Cabinet Publications Chair- man 4. m Ronald E. Branding Granite City Psychology Business Administration These are the activities in which Ron par- ticipated: Choral Union 3, 4; Spanish Club 2, 3; Psychology Club 2, 3, 4; German Club 1; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Tennis 1; Football 3, 4. Elroy Edward Brittain Oak Park Business Administration Accounting In his Sophomore year. Elroy was a member of the Camera Club. Wallace R. Blischke Addison Mathematics In his third and fourth year at Elmhurst, Wally was a member of the Glee Club. Donald Herbert Boevers Maywood Economics Business Administration Don has been especially active in sports. He took part in the following: " E " Club 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Student Union Senator 2. Richard A. Brockman Villa Park Economics Business Administration Dick transferred to Elmhurst from the Uni- versity of Illinois after his Freshman year. Lee W. Brooke, Jr. Elmhurst English Secondary Education During his four years at Elmhurst, Lee par- ticipated in these activities: German Club 4; Theatre 2; Track 2. FiNLEY B. Brown ISew Albany, Indiana Sociology Ministry After his Freshman year at Purdue University, Finley transferred to Elmhurst. Joan Catherine Camm Pekin Christian Education The following are Joan ' s extracurricular ac- tivities: Chapel Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Choral Union 1, 2, 3, 4; Theatre 1, 2; Women ' s Union Sec- retary 3; OFS; Class Secretary 2. t HP Hazel Mueller Dallstream Elmhurst Education Primary Teaching Hazel transferred to Elmhurst after her Sopho- more year after spending her first two years at Monmouth College. While here she par- ticipated in: Choral Union 3; Polyhymnia 3; FTA 3; Cheerleading 3. Robert Morton Dennis Melrose Park History Ministry Bob spent his first two years at North Park Junior College. Helen Louise Crowell Villa Park Spanish Teaching Helen was a member of the FTA in her Junior and Senior years and was Vice President of the organization in her Senior year. Neil Franklin Currens Maywood Business Administration Sports were Neil ' s major activities: Football 1. 2; Track 1. Marilyn Louise Dimmitt Elmhurst Biology Nursing Marilyn is also a graduate of the Evangelical Hospital of Chicago School of Nursing. DwAYNE Carl Dollgener Dallas, Texas History Ministry Tex has participated in these activities: Pre- The Christian Education Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3. Ronald H. Dykema Lombard Business Administration Accounting In his first two years here, Ron belonged to the German Club and he was the Elm Bark Advertising Manager in his Senior year. Marshall Alfred Esty Elmhurst English Ministry Among his varied activities were these: Ornithology Club 4; SCA 4; WRSE 1, 2, 3, 4, Assistant Director and Program Director 2, 3, 4; Elm Bark 2, 3, 4; SCA Retreat Com- mittee 3. Joan Wanda Faierson Elmhurst Business Administration In her Freshman year Joan attended Stevens College and in her Sophomore year, Lake Forest College. William Anderson Farwell Eric Alan Gass Korigiri, India History Ministry Eric ' s many activities include Band 1, 2, President 3, 4; Choral Union 1; German Club 1, 2; " E " Club 2, 3, 4; Tennis 1, 2, 3, Captain 4; Student Union Senator 1, 2, Par- liamentarian 3, 4; Lecture Series 2, 3, 4; Who ' s Who. Joan Carol Geis Chicago Education Primary Teaching These were Joan ' s extracurricular activities: Choral Union 3; FTA 1, 3, 4, Vice President 3; Class Vice President 3. Georgia Lee Gibson Elmhurst Education Elementary Teaching Mrs. Gibson attended Illinois State Normal University before she came to Elmhurst College. Henry Daniel Gittler Chicago Psychology Ministry Before coming to Elmhurst, Henry attended Trinity Seminary and Bible College and the Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary. Arthur J. Habermehl, Jr. Three Oaks, Michigan Philosophy Ministry Art has been a member of these organizations: Band 1; Choral Union 2; Philosophy Club 4; WRSE 3. Ellen C. Hackleman Elmhurst English Teaching Aside from Elmhurst, Ellen has attended Butler University and Wheaton College. 0 Robert Neal Hedeman Warrenton, Missouri Sociology Ministry These are the various extracurricular activities in which Bob participated: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2; Pre-The Christian Education Society 1, 2, 3, 4; " E " Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Sociology Club 2, 3; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4; Baseball 1; Social Life Committee 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 1. Charlotte I. Hobbs Columbus, Nebraska Psychology Charlotte transferred to Elmhurst from Trinity Seminary and Bible College after her Sopho- more year. Emlyann Hohman Chicago Education Primary Teaching In her Freshman year Emlyann attended De- Pauw University. Since she has been here, she has been a member of: Polyhymnia 2, 3, 4; Choral Union 2, 3, 4; Theatre 2, 3; Sociology Club 3. Robert James Glen Ellyn Psychology Bruce Albert Jannusch Milwaukee, Wisconsin Philosophy Ministry The following have been Bruce ' s activities: Band 1, 2; WRSE 2, 3, 4, Public Relations Manager 3, Director 4; Philosophy Club President 4; German Club 3; Cross Country 1, 2; Track 1; Basketball 2. Sigurd Alvin Jordan New Albin, Iowa Mathematics Sig previously attended Winona State College and Northwestern University. Rita Kienle Kansas City, Missouri Speech Correction Rita has been active in the following organiza- tions: Polyhymnia 1, 2, 3, 4; Theatre 1, 2; Elms 1, 2, Assistant Editor 2; Women ' s Union Treasurer 3; Social Life Representative 3, 4; Freshman Week Committee 4; Cheerleading 1; Homecoming Court 3; Prom Court 3. Harry James Kies Oak Park Accounting Business Administration As activities, Harry choose: Psychology Club 2; WRSE 3, 4; Student Union Senator 1, 3. Ann C. Kioseff Waukesha. Wisconsin Education Primary Teaching Ann has been a member of Polyhymnia 2, 3; Choral Union 1; FTA, President 3; German Club 2; Elms 2. Adrienne Fay Klank Elmhurst Education Primary Teaching Among Adrienne ' s campus activities are these: Elm Bark 1, 2, Advertising Manager 2; FTA 3, 4; Student Union Senator 1, 2; Class Sec- retary 4; Women ' s Union Cabinet 2. Ruth Kloppenburg Dortmund, Germany Sociology Ruth was an exchange student sponsored by OFS. Along with Elmhurst she attended the University of Gottingen in her homeland. Lygia Knopfmueller Chicago Education El ementary Teaching She has been a member of these organizations: Chapel Choir 1; Polyhymnia 2, 3, 4; Choral Union 1, 2, 3; German Club 1, 2. Ronald Frank Kovach Cleveland, Ohio Sociology Ministry Here are the activities in which Ron parti- cipated: Hungarian Club 1, 2, 3, President 2; Elm Park 2; Junior Varsity Basketball 1; Tennis 3; Dorm Vice President 3. Dorothy Evans Krejci Elmhurst Education Elementary Teaching Mrs. Kerjci transferred to Elmhurst College from Iowa Wesleyan College and Iowa State Teachers College. Ruth Koelling Hoyleton Education Primary Teaching Ruth spent her spare time in the following: Chapel Choir 3, 4; FTA 3, 4; Elms 1; Social Life Representative 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Queen 3; Homecoming Queen 4. Ruth Selma Kolmer Waterloo Music Secondary Teaching In her Freshman year she was a Student Union Senator and in Band. She belonged to the Chapel Choir all four years and acted as Assistant Conductor in her Senior year. Jane M. Lagos San Pedro Sula, Honduras Accounting Business Administration While at Elmhurst Jane has belonged to: Choral Union 4; Elms 2, 3, Secretary 3. Charles R. Lake Glen Ellyn Accounting Business Administration Chuck transferred to Elmhurst from Culver- Stockton College. J Clyde Evans Lange Chicago Sociology Ministry Clyde spent the first semester of his Freshman year at the University of Illinois. While at Elmhurst Jie was active in: Chapel Choir 2, 3, 4; Band 2; Student Union Senator 3, Treasurer 4; Freshman Week Committee 4; Firesides Co-Chairman 3; Lecture Series 3, 4; Class President 3; Retreat Co-Chairman 3, Chairman 4. Beryl Lewis Levitt Chicago Business Administration In his fourth year, Beryl was the Elm Bark Advertising Manager. Emil Patrick Lira Elmhurst Science Medicine Pat carried on these extracurricular activities: German Club 2, 3; " E " Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foot- ball 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4. Eva Marie Lowe Sigourney, Iowa Christian Education Social Work The Sociology Club and the Pre-The Christian Education Society were Eva ' s activities. Robert Frank Lundquist Oak Park Business Administration Personnel Administration In his second and third year here, Bob was a member of the Band. Allan H. Marquardt Addison Psychology Al belonged to the Glee Club in his Junior and Senior years. Gordon Tyler Maxson Elmhurst Economics After his Freshman year, he transferred to Elmhurst from the University of Illinois and in his Junior year he was a member of the Tennis Team. Charles F. Mayer Hartford, Wisconsin Political Science Ministry Chuck has belonged to these organizations: Spanish Club 2; Philosophy Club Secretary- Treasurer 4; WRSE Assistant Sales Manager 3; Cross Country 1, 2; Track 1. Mary Jane Mesenbrink Maywood Christian Education Mary was a member of the Pre-The Christian Education Society in her last two years and the Spanish Club in her Sophomore year. Janet Eleanor Meyers Berwyn Biology Bacteriology Regina Susanna Mitten Dover, Delaware Christian Education After her first year at Keuka College, Regina transferred to Elmhurst. She has been busy with these activities: Polyhymnia 2, 3; SCA District Representative 2, Social Responsibility Chairman 3, Advisor 4; Pre-The Christian Education Society 2; Cheerleading 2; EII Court 2, Queen 3; CCI Court 3; Homecoming Court 2. Earl Allan Nienhuis Freeport Mathematics Secondary Teaching Red participated in the following: WRSE 3, 4; German Club President 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4. William Frederick Nisi Warsaw History Ministry Bill has been active in these various organiza- tions and offices: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Presi- dent 4; Choral Union 2; German Club 1, 2, President 2; " E " Club 2, 3, 4, President 3; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Union Senator 4, Election Chairman 4; Freshman Week Com- mittee 4; Class Treasurer 3. Fred Bartok Nolo Belleville History Ministry In his first year he belonged to the Chapel Choir and WRSE and was Junior Concession Chairman in his third year. Frank George Fadrta Brookjield Chemistry Charles Claudius Perroncel. Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana English Ministry Chuck has taken part in these activities: Glee Club 1; Choral Union 2; WRSE 1, 2, 3, 4, Director 1, 2, Business Manager 4; Elm Bark 3, 4; Theatre 3, 4; Student Union Senator 1, Homecoming Committee 4. Lillian Olson Nold Elhader, Iowa Education Elementary Teaching Lil took a part in these activities: Theatre Productions 1, 2; FTA 3, 4, President 4; Sociology Club 2, 3; Pre-The Christian Edu- cation Society 1, 2. Robert Ray Oleson Medford, Wisconsin History Ministry After his Freshman year, Bob transferred to Elmhurst from the University of Wisconsin. He carried on these activities: Chapel Choir 2, 3, 4; Choral Union 2, 3, 4; Psychology Club 2; Philosophy Club 4; Pre-The Christian Edu- cation Society 2, 3; Dorm President 4. ■ 1 Beatrice Doane Pulver Oak Lawn Sociology Social Work Here are the activities which Bea has carried on at Elmhurst: Sociology Club 3; Psychology Club 3, 4, President 4; WRSE 2; Class Vice President 2. John Rayfayko Chicago History Before coming to Elmhurst, John attended Southland Bible Institute and Trinity Seminary and Bible College. Beverly Joan Peterson Plymouth, Michigan Education Teaching The following are the activities in which Bev participated: Choral Union 2, 3; Theatre 1; FTA 3, 4; Homecoming Committee 3, 4. Marvin C. Peterson Chicago Psychology Marv has filled in his spare time with the following activities: German Club 1, 2; Psy- chology 2, 3, 4, President 3, Vice President 3; WRSE 1; Basketball 1. 2; Baseball 1; Student Union Athletic Chairman 4; Class Treasurer 4. James J. Reagan DeeT field History Jim transferred to Elmhurst from The Citadel after his Freshman year there. While at Elm- hurst he was in the following: WRSE 2, 3, 4; Football 3; Track 3; Cross Country 4; Class Vice President 4. Ruth Audrey Roach Barracks Education Elementary Teaching In her Freshman year, Ruth attended Wheaton College. Jack L. Schauble Barnngton History Ministry Jack spent his Freshman year at Drake Uni- versity. Since he has been at Elmhurst, he was active in the following: Chapel Choir 2, 3, 4, President 4; Choral Union 2, 3; Sociology Club 2; Psychology Club 2; Philosophy Club 4; WRSE 3, 4. Richard Schiemann Rochester, New York Philosophy Ministry These were Dick ' s activities: Choral Union 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 4; Chapel Choir 1, 2, 3, Treas- urer 2; WRSE 1; Theatre 1, 2, 3; OFS 1, 2, 3, 4; Pre-The Christian Education Society 1, 2; SCA 1; Retreat Co-Chairman 2, 3; Philos- ophy Club 1, 4; Cheerleading 1, 2, Captain 2. Paul Donald Schippel Chicago Philosophy Ministry Paul transferred to Elmhurst from the Univer- sity of Illinois. While at Elmhurst he was a member of the German Club and the Philoso- phy Club. Arlene Ann Schmidt Elmhurst Education Elementary Teaching In her Junior year, Arlene attended Drake University. Her Elmhurst activities have been: FTA 1; Elm Bark 1, 2; WRSE 1, 2. Roy John Schutz Ferguson, Missouri Philosophy Ministry Roy has been a member of: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Choral Union 2, 3; Elms 1, 2, 3; German Club 1. Henry Ronald Schwarz Addison Chemistry In his Junior and Senior years, Henry was a member of the Science Club. George M. Taylor Lombard Music Music Teaching George was a member of the Chapel Choir in his first two years and has been a Student Union Senator. Donald Gray Thayer Springfield, Massachusetts Sociology Ministry The activities in which Don participated are these: Chapel Choir 1, 3, 4; Choral Union 1, 2; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Elm Bark 1, 2, 3, 4, Associate Editor 4; Student Union Senator 3, Religious Life Chairman 4. Charles Jackson Sheffield Louisville, Kentucky- Sociology Ministry Chuck attended the University of Louisville in his Freshman year. At Elmhurst he belonged to: Sociology Club 4; Philosophy Club 4; Pre-The Christian Education Society 3, 4. Mel Edward Snyder Chicago Industrial Relations Business Administration Before attending Elmhurst Mel went to Uni- versity of Illinois, Navy Pier, Wilson and Loyola Universities. Here he went out for football and baseball. JOANN TiEMANN St. Louis, Missouri Speech Correction These have been Jo ' s activities: Polyhymnia 1, 2, 3, 4, Business Manager 3, President 4; Choral Union 3, 4; Women ' s Union Vice President 2, President 4; Student Union Sen- ator 2, 3; Dorm President 4; Inter-Dorm Council Chairman 4. Lois Mary Trout Newport, Pennsylvania Education Elementary Teaching Lois has been a member of the following ac- tivities: Choral Union 1; Psychology Club 2; Sociology Club 3; FTA 1, 4. Richard Adolph Turchi Elmhurst English Commerce Actively Dick has taken part in the following: Football 1; Student Union Senator 1, Treas- urer 3, President 4; Social Life 1, 2, 3; Homecoming Committee 3; Freshman Week Chairman 3; Class Vice President 1. Fred A. Walser Hillside Business Adm.inistration 1 Lester Keith Weiner Chicago English Ministry Les has kept busy with these extracurricular activities: Chapel Choir 3, 4; Band 1; Choral Union 2, 3; Elms 3; Elm Bark 1, 2; SCA 1, 2. 3, 4, President 3. Robert Horton Wier La Grange Park Psychology Along with Elmhurst, Bob attended Princeton, Michigan, and Northwestern Universities. Edgar Ernest Wilbur Evansville, Indiana Philosophy Ministry Edgar has participated in the following: Chapel Choir 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4. President 4; Phi- losophy Club 4; Track 1. Winifred Anne Williamson Lombard Education Elementary Teaching In her Junior year, Winifred was a Student Union Senator. Arlene Shirley Wolfgram Elmhurst Mathematics The following are a list of Arlene ' s extra- curricular activities: FTA 3, 4; Student Union Senator 3, 4; Junior Class Secretary; Home- coming Committee 4. Ronice E. Young St. Louis, Missouri Speech Correction Roni has kept very busy in these activities: Choral Union 2, 3, 4; Theatre 1; Student Union Senator 2, Second Vice President 4; Homecoming Committee 2, 3, 4, Chairman 4, Court 4; Class Secretary 1; Prom Court 3; Religion-in-Life Week Committee 2; Freshman Week Committee 4. Since 1941, Elmhurst College students have been included in Who ' s Who Among College Students in American Uni- versities and Colleges, a book compiled each year honoring the outstanding graduates of that year. Selected this year on the basis of outstanding achievement in leadership, and service to the school was Eric Gass. Eric is from Korigiri, India and is a pre-theological student majoring in history. Oh hail to our professors, United in their aim. Not seeking for a fortune. Nor wanting after fame. Their thoughts are for the students They ' re uppermost in mind. Whenever there ' s a student need, A teacher ' s help you ' ll find. And when the course is finished, And school is at an end; The students lose a teacher, But gain a lifetime friend. President DR. HENRY W. DINKMEYER Dr. Dinkmeyer is known for his efficient administration and devotion to Elmhurst College. During his years here, Elmhurst has experienced unprecedented growth and expansion. Just far enough above the every-day din to keep a good perspective on what Elmhurst College must mean and yet near enough to keep a watchful eye on important details, Dr. Dinkmeyer serves Elmhurst College as a dedicated and capable leader. Deans DEAN ALFRED FRIEDLI Besides the responsibilities of Dean of the College, Dean Friedli teaches advanced courses in Sociology and secondary educa- tion. He is an asset to Elmhurst College because of his interest in community affairs and projects. Dean Friedli is the school contact for new and transfer students, and is instrumental in the orientation program for freshmen. DEAN GENEVIEVE STAUDT Counseling with students concerning their academic program and personal problems, careful supervision of extracur- ricular activities and serving as advisor to primary and elementary education students are only a few of the many functions of the Dean of Students, Miss Genevieve Staudt. No problem is too small — or too big — for Dean Staudt ' s careful consideration, and she has guided many students to a clear thinking way. DR. AUGUST J. MOLNAR Assistant Director of Admissions Acting Alumni Secretary and Instructor in Board of Directors Front row: Mr. Erwin Goebel, Mr. L. H. Goebel, Dr. E. J. A. Koch, Judge Louis M. Hammerschmidt, Dr. H. W. Dinkmeyer, Dr. Benjamin J. Koehler. Middle row: Rev. Mr. Norman C. Zulauf, Dr. Albert G. Gonser, Dr. Michael Baas, Dr. Erwin R. Koch, Dr. Armin Haeussler, Dr. Frederick R. Daries Rev. Mr. H. H. Wintermeyer. Back row: Mr. Alfred E. Studt, Rev. Mr. Robert T. Fauth, Mr George P. Wirth, Rev. Mr. F. C. Allrich, Dr. Edward W. Brueseke. Not pictured: Mr. George C. Bulk, Mrs. Clara Ehlers, Mr. Paul C. Fleer, Mr. Raymond Giesecke, Mr. Fred S. Kixmiller, Dr. Paul Klopsteg, Mrs. Carl J. Madlinger. The Board of Directors is the agency through which the Evangelical and Reformed Church exercises supervision and control over Elmhurst College. The Board of Directors determines the policies of the college, and is responsible for much of the planning and management of college affairs. The board is also responsible for filling vacancies on the faculty and administrative staffs, for securing new personnel and classroom equipment, and for acquiring housing facilities for both students and faculty members. The members of the Board of Directors are elected by the General Synod, although some are chosen by the board itself. The board consists of members of the Evangelical and Reformed Church who have special interests and abilities in the field of education. The entire board meets several times each year although much of its business is transacted through an executive committee which holds frequent meetings at the college. Philosophy and Religion DR. RUDOLF G. SCHADE B.A., M.A.. Columbia University; B.D., S.T.M.. Union Theological Seminary; Th.D.. Baptist Theologi- cal Seminary. Professor of Greek and Philosophy. DR. EUGENE S. WEHRLI A.B.. Oberlin College; B.D., Eden Theological Seminary; Ph.D.. Uni- versity of Chicago. Associate Professor of Religion. REV. J. W. FIEGENBAUM A.B.. Drury College; B.D., Theological Seminary. Instructor in Religion. REV. A. H. LIMPER A.B.. Elmhurst College; B.D., Eden Theological Seminary; Candidate for Ph.D.. University of Chicago. Instructor in Christian Education. DR. WILLIAM J. HALFTER B.A.. Elmhurst College; B.D., Eden Theological Seminary; M.A., Wash- ington University; Ph.D.. Yale Uni- versity. Professor of Philosophy. Natural Science DR. MARY ANNE PLAYER B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern Uni- versity. Assistant Professor of Biology. GEORGE H. PAVLAKOS B.S., A.M., M.S., DePaul University. Instructor in Mathematics. DR. HARVEY DE BRUINE A.B., Hope College; M.S., Univer- sity of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Professor of Biology. DR. HELEN M. STRONG S.B., Ph.D., University of Chicago. Lecturer in Geology and Geography. DAVID B. BRITTAIN B.A., M.A., DePauw University. Instructor in Biology. H. B. WEISSMAN B.S., University of Chicago; M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Not pictured: C. E. KOMMES B.E., Superior State College; Ph.M., University of Wisconsin. Associate Professor of Chemistry. DR. HOMER H. HELMICK A.B., M.A., Defiance College; Ph.D., University of Chicago. Professor of Chemistry. English WILLIAM R. BARCLAY B.A.. M.A.. Michigan State Univer- sity. Assistant Professor of English. ROBERT W. SWORDS B.A.. M.A., University of Chicago. Assistant Professor of English. DR. C. HOBART EDGREN B.S.. Northwestern University; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Northwestern University. Associate Professor of English. MRS. MILDRED DAVIS B.A., Wayne State Teachers Col- lege; M.A., Northwestern University. Instructor in English. MRS. BERNICE F. OLSEN B.A.. Stetson University; M.A.. Bucknell University. Instructor in English. MRS. MARY W. JOHNSTON B.A., Parsons College. Instructor in English. MRS. TEKLA STORY B.A., Lake Forest College; M.A.. Northwestern University. Assistant Professor of English. Foreign Languages REV. AUGUST J. MOLNAR B.A., Elmhurst College; M.A., Uni- versity of Michigan; B.D., Lan- caster Seminary. Instructor in Hungarian. DR. WALTER WADEPUHL B.A., College of the City of New York; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Professor of German. MRS. MIRIAM BONIFIELD JONES B.A., M.A., University of Illinois. Assistant Professor of Spanish. DR. MARIE A. WELLINGTON B.A., St. Mary-of-the-Woods Col- lege; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University. Assistant Professor of Spanish. MRS. LUCIEN GRAS B.E., North Illinois State Teachers College; M.A., Northwestern Uni- Secretarial Training ALBERT WILLIAM O ' BRIEN B.S.. North Dakota State College: M.A., State University of Iowa. Assistant Professor of Business Ad- ministration. WILLIAM B. MURRAY B.S.. De Paul University; M.S., Loy- ola University. Instructor in Business Administra- tion. MRS. JEAN S. GOODMAN Ph.B., University of Wisconsin. Instructor in Accounting. MRS. AGNES MELLIS B.S., M.A.. University of Nebraska. Instructor in Secretarial Training. Education rrmi m ¥] m MISS SARAH GERLACH Ph.B., M.A.. University of Chicago. Instructor in Education. HAROLD P. WUKASCH B.A.. Valparaiso University; B.Mus. Ed., American Conservatory of Mu- sic; M.A.. Candidate for Ed.D., Teachers College. Columbia Uni- versity. Assistant Professor of Education. MRS. ELIZABETH CRANEY M.A., Northwestern University. Instructor in Education. Sociology and Economics DR. THEOPHIL W. MUELLER B.A., Adalbert College; M.A., West- ern Reserve University; D.D.. Ca- tawba College. Professor of Sociology. ROBERT G. EATON B.S., North Illinois State Teachers College; M.S., University of Wis- consin. Assistant Professor of Economics. Not pictured: REV. LEE W. ROCKWELL B.A., Elmhurst College; B.D., Eden Theological Seminary; M.S. A., Loy- ola University. Lecturer in Sociology. Psychology MRS. MARY R. PIECH B.A., M.A., University of Illinois. Instructor in Psychology. DR. ROBERT F. DE ROO B.S., North Central College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University. Associate Professor of Psychology. History ROYAL J. SCHMIDT B.S., Lewis Institute; M.A., Univer- sity of Chicago. Assistant Professor of History and Political Science. DR. PAUL N. CRUSIUS A.B., A.M., Ph.D.. Harvard Univer- sity. Professor of History. Physical Education WALTER SCHOUSEN B.S.. M.E.. Miami of Ohio. Instructor in Physical Education. OLIVER M. LANGHORST B.S., M.S., University of Illinois. Professor of Physical Education. MISS MAUDE E. JOHNSON B.E., North Illinois State Teachers College; M.S., University of Wis- consin. Director Women ' s Athletics. Music and Art MISS LATHAM BASKERVILLE B.F.A., M.F.A., School of the Art Institute. Assistant Professor of Art. T. HOWARD KRUEGER B.M., University of Wisconsin; M.M., Eastman School of Music. Assistant Professor of Music, Direc- tor of the Chapel Choir. Speech C. C. ARENDS B.S., Bradley University; M.A., Northwestern University. Professor of Speech. MISS FRANCES E. LOHR B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Northwestern University. Instructor in Speech Correction. DONALD R. LOW B.A., M.A., State University of Iowa. Assistant Professor of Speech. REV. CHARLES M. CHAKOUR A.B., Union College; B.D., Garrett Seminary. Instructor in Speech, Music Instructors ELSA CHANDLER FISCHER RUDOLPH BAKOTICH HELEN KETTNER PHYLLIS FINNEMORE MARIE HERNANDEZ Not pictured: WILLIAM KIERIG JOHN LEO LEWIS OFFICE STAFF MRS. VIOLET LUCAS MRS. MARJORIE MacKENZIE MRS. JANE ROEMER MRS. ALMA SCHAEFFER MRS. GENEVIEVE HUMMEL MRS. DOROTHY KOSS Not pictured: MRS. GRACE DUNNIVANT COMMONS STAFF MRS. INGA ALBRIGHT MRS. JENNIE BAKER MRS. AMALIA WAGNER MRS. NELLIE KRUEGER MRS. MARTHA LADIGAS MAINTENANCE STAFF MR. PETE MEYER MR. FIENE MRS. BETTY MOONEY MR. ANDREW BERWELL A CTIVITIES When you worked and studied the whole day through, And finally your work is done. Then that is the time to relax a bit. And have a little fun. No matter what your interests may be, Or what your abilities are; There are plenty of things for you to do. You don ' t have to look too far. There are choirs for those who love to sing, And dances for those who dance. You II find yourself having a lot of fun. If you II give yourself a chance. You will find your horizons have widened a lot. Because of the things you have done. When you come and relax where old friends meet. And new friends are easily won. Student Union Cabinet Front row, left to right: Erwin Bode, First Vice President; Barbara Baumgartner, Social Life Chairman; Rhea Menzel, Secretary; Joseph Seger, Business Manager. Back row: Marvin Peterson, Athletic Chairman; Edward Bergstrasser, Publications Chairman; Ronice Young, Second Vice President; Richard Turchi, President; Clyde Lange, Treasurer. Not pictured: Donald Thayer, Religious Life Chairman. a whole. The purpose of the Cabinet is to act as a bumper between the student body and the faculty and administration. It is the official channel through which the students can deal with the ad- ministration. Monthly cabinet and administration meetings originated this year for the purpose of airing out problems before they reach crisis form. The greatest responsibility of the cabinet is the annual budgeting of some $12,000 derived from Student Activity fee and the $250 given by the school for the privilege of operating the S.U. store. This money is apportioned to the theater, Elms, Elm Bark, WRSE, Lecture Series, Athletic Fund used for letter awards and jackets for varsity sports, the General Fund which supports the social life com- mittee, a conference fund available to all campus organizations for subsidizing attendance at confer- ences, and a speakers ' fund available to all campus groups. Topics that were discussed by the cabinet this year were, the S.U. store, revision of Who ' s Who recommendations, student body ethics, conferences with the faculty, continuing membership in the C.C.I, conference. By arousing interest in the stu- dent body through the publications and stimulating legislation through the senate, further action was taken on these matters. The Cabinet is the executive branch of the Stu- dent Government consisting of six officers and four standing committee chairmen. Each of these chair- men has a particular job that has to be fulfilled. Of equal importance to individual responsibilities is the oneness with which the cabinet functions as PRESIDENT TURCHI The unique feature of the student government is the student senate which insures equal representa- tion of all student groups and classes whether on campus or off campus. The Elmhurst population is divided first into " districts " by class and then into " wards " determined by residency (those living on campus and those living off campus). The ration of senators is 1 for each 20 students in each ward. The Senator is able to bring back to the entire Senate the wishes of his or her group. The senator has the power to initiate legislation and also vote on recommendations made by the Cabinet. Your senator is thereby the direct means through which students can make themselves heard in the affairs of the student government. In addition to initiating legislation the Senate acts as a sounding board for all campus issues. Characteristic of all legislative bodies is their func- tion as a discussion group and designator of com- mittees to take care of special issues. The following action was taken in Senate this year: S.U. improve- ments, Who ' s Who recommendations, I.C.C. ath- letic problem, HiFi and new screen purchased, inter- school relations developed plus discussion of many other campus problems. VICE PRESIDENT BODE In spite of the unique power of the Student Gov- ernment, it cannot function without the support and interest of the student body. The most vital factor to any government is an informed, interested community. The Senate and Publications are the arms of Student Government, but YOU are a part of the body. Student Government is only as effective as the community is responsible. Student Union Senators SENATORS FRESHMEN T— Dick Buck D — Nancy Dembeck D — Judy Folgate T — Jim Gates D — Dorothy Giesebrect T— Ron Massie T — Jo Ann Meerse D — John Modschiedler T— Ralph Schultz T — Marian Shaw D — John Schultluse SOPHOMORES X — Dorothy Bordeaux D — Joanne Grollmus D — John Faulstich T — Jack Jensen D — Barbara Koenig T — Bob Murdoch D — Ruth Nickelson T— Regina Polka D — Bruno Schroeder D — Lowell Schrupp T— Dick Ward T— Charles Williams JUNIORS D — Joe Gardner D — Marlene Heuser T — Ralph Lundgren T — Jane Mesenbrink T — James Olson T — Steve Pedi D — Arlan Schlundt D — Barbara Schroeder D — Judy Trnka SENIORS D— Charlotte Hobbs D— William Nisi T — George Taylor T — Arlene Wolfgram Key " T " - Town " D " — Do Lecture Series Committee Once again the quiet efforts of the Lecture Series Committee brought to Elmhurst College a diversified succession of informative, thought-provoking speakers. This makes the third year of service to the college and the community. Melville J. Herskovits, professor of anthropology at Northwestern University opened the series with an insight into " Some Social and Political Problems of Southern Africa. " He was followed by another Chicagoan. Sydney J. Harris, columnist and critic for the Chicago Daily News. Mr. Harris presented " The Future of the Arts in America. " William T. Evjue, editor and publisher of The Capitol Times of Madison, Wisconsin proved well-qualified to lecture on " The Assault on Freedom. " Charles P. Taft, Mayor of Cincinnati and well known lawyer and religious lay leader presented the challenge to apply " Christian Principles on Weekdays. " Dorm Councils SOUTH HALL COUNCIL-Back row, left to right: Marlene Hauptmann, Ruth Koelling, Marge Fredrickson, Barbara Hofmeister, Nelda Piepho, Beverly Broadhead. Front row: Ina Haupt, Judy Groves, Mrs. Hermann, Head Resident; Joann Tiemann, Barbara Baumgartner, Mary Jane Rowan. IRION HALL COUNCIL— Back row, left to right: John Schultz, George Kuebler, Gus Kuether, Lowell Schrupp, Don Durrett, Ge ry O ' Connor. Front row: Herb Grote, Leo Stephanides. NORTH HALL COUNCIL— Back row, left to right : Ron Kovach, Chuck Mayer, Joe Gardner, Mr. Palmieri. Front row: Ed Bergstraesser, Bob Oleson, Wes Hummel, Les Weiner, Marshall Esty. Future Teachers of America The F.T.A. has five meetings each year. The purpose of the group is to acquaint teacher-to-be with the prob- lems and practices of the teaching profession by various types of pro- grams. These programs consist of outside speakers, films, discussion groups. Sitting: Helen Crowell, Vice President; Marlene Heuser, Pro- gram Chairman; Mr. Wukasch, Advisor. Standing: Margie Frederickson, Secretary-Treasurer; Lillian Olson Nold, President. Cluhs and Organizations French Cluh The last meeting of the French Club this year v as an enjoyable pic- nic at Fullersburg Park. Previous meetings were held at the home of the club ' s sponsor, Madame Gras. One of the club ' s activities was the pro- duction of a radio program of mod- ern French records with historical notes on each over WRSE. Sitting: Joanne Grollmus, President; Madame Gras, Advisor. Standing: Dianne Miller, Secretary -Treasurer; Mary Champion, Vice President. Debate Team Discussing the topic chosen by the Speech Association of Ameri- ca for debate clubs throughout the nation, " Should the non- agricultural industries of the United States be guaranteed an annual wage? " the Debate Club participated several times each semester this past year in the Chicago Area Debate Association. In addition the club sponsored by Mr. Low, practiced here on cam- pus in the argumentation class. Sitting: Allen Smith, Don Kelly. Standing: Mr. Low, Advisor; Ken Streckert, Roger Felson. German Cluh German movies were the order of the year for the Gerinan Club. Several times this year news films entirely in German from the German Consulate General in Chicago were shown at the club ' s regular monthly meetings. In addition, the club, which is sponsored by Dr. Walter Wadepuhl, motored to the Davis Theater in Chicago to see a German-made movie. Standing: Earl Neinhuis, President; Nancy Schwarz, Secretary- Treasurer; Janice Vogelmann, Vice President. Sitting: Dr. Wadepuhl, Advisor. Science Cluh Newly reorganized this year the Sci- ence Club, sponsored by Dr. BeBruine, held six entertaining and informative meetings. The approximately 20 mem- bers were privileged to see a movie, " Underwater Sounds, " which explained and demonstrated a new type of record- er specially built to record underwater sounds. Also, they heard a professor from the University of Illinois medical school talk on the medical courses of- fered at the university and a representa- tive from the central Scientific Company speak on vocational opportunities in the physical sciences. OFFICERS— Sitting: Regina Polka. Standing: Dick Ward, Bill Jim Olson, Dr. DeBruine. Dawson, Hungarian Cluh Organized for the purpose of creating a better understanding and appreciation of Hungarian culture and historical background, the Hungarian Club, spon- sored by the Rev. August Molnar, ex- perienced an active and fruitful program which included several parties and field trips. OFFICERS— Sitting: Lilla Finkey, Louis Kayatin, Betty Almasy. Standing: Milan Kralik, Robert Dutzman, Rev, Molnar. Women ' s Union All-school activities sponsored this year by the Women ' s Union include the Coed Dance and the Annual Circus, which netted enough this year to allow the group to present a tape recorder to the Eulich home for Children. The activities for women only were the an- nual Slumber Party followed the next morning by the May Day Festival, in which the new officers were installed and the Big-Little Sister Picnic held in the fall. As in past years, Women ' s Union took the responsibility of filling a basket of food for a needy family on Thanksgiving and Christmas. OFFICERS — Front row: Arlene Wolf gram, Betty Jandt. Sec- ond row: Joan Tiemann, Mrs . Langhorst, Marlene Heuser, Ruth Nickelson. Not pictured: Marilyn Meyer. Firesides To provide stimulating discus- sions concerning items of current interest and to establish better re- lationship between students and faculty, Firesides met five times this year in informal atmosphere at the homes of various faculty members. Among the topics dis- cussed were " How responsible are we as college students, " " What makes an enjoyable date, " " Let ' s elect a president, " and " Our delin- quent young people; what ' s to be done about them. " STEERING COMMITTEE: Nelda Piepho. Wesley Hummel. ADVISORS Jones and Mr. Wukasch. Pre - The Christian Ed Society " The Challenge of the Christian Min- istry " was the subject of Dr. Mueller ' s talk when he addressed this group. Other speakers of the year were, Mr. T. Howard Krueger, who spoke on " Music in the Church, " and Dr. Wm. Rest, president of the North Illinois Synod. The pre-theological group learns about Christian service through wor- ship, educational programs, discussion, and fellowship. COMMITTEE: Jon Schultz, Arlan Schlundt, Edna Schmidt, Lyle Kuehl, Charles Sheffield, Dr. Wehrli. " E " Club The " E " Club has several duties that they carry out each year. They have initiation. The Ax-Grinders Ball, and choosing the E.I.I. Queen and court. Some of the more serious problems of the athletic department were discussed quite thoroughly this past year. OFFICERS: John Pelka, President; Don Fearn, Vice President; Joe Seger, Secretary-Treasurer. J First row: B. Koenig, M. Goodman, R. Kienle, I. Haupt, A. Puknaitis. Second row: G. Petrie, L. Knopfmueller, M. Koch, L. Driscoll, D. Suhre, N. Schaad, J. Groves. Third row: J. Panos, J. Ruhl, M. Jekabsons, J. Tiemann, B. Baumgartner, M. Rowan, J. Folgate. Polyhymnia Fun, fellowship, and festivals of song were the keynotes of Polyhymnia ' s 1956 season. . " Peeking through the notes of secretary, Joanne Ruhl, we discover — Celebrities: Joann Tiemann, President and " Bandmaster " . . . Marilyn Goodman, Business Man- ager and nature guide . . . Joan Panos and Lois Driscoll, Librarians . . . Maija Jekabsons, Accompanist and a certain hidden organ pit . . . Barbara Koenig, Student Director and a fine job of pitch hitting during the illness of Director, Mrs. Viola Repp. Events: The Campus Christmas Concert . . . Chicagoland Concerts . . . annual Spring Concert Tour which carried the girls to the states of Indiana and the Speedway, Kentucky and Churchill Downs, West Virginia, and a breakdown, and Ohio. Memories: More missing pieces of the Poly picture are collars, a certain bus driver, the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, and a harmonious experience of fellowship in song. Once more the girls did justice to their namesake, Polyhymnia, the singer of many hymns. Tight squeeze Heigh there TOUR PROGRAM I. Prelude II. Processional III. 23rd Psalm Schubert Suscepit Israel — Bach Praise Our God " Who Reigns Bach IV. Selection V. Three Lenten Meditations Surely He Bore Our Languor Lotti Crucifixus Lotti Ave Verum Corpus Faure VI. Selection VII. Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten Wolcum Yole! There Is No Rose This Little Babe Spring Carol Marilyn Goodman, Ina Haupt Deo Gracias Recessional VIII. 0 Lovely Night Offenbach IX. Selection X. Serenade .— . Schubert Flower of Dreams Clokey The Sewing Girls Villa Lobos XI. Selection XII. Tales from the Vienna Woods Strauss-Riegger The " Wooing of a Girl Bela Bartok Good Night, Beloved Pinsuti A Little China Figure Leoni Ode to Music Zoellner L. Driscoll, B. Baumgartner, Soloists Chicken lecture We belong to Poly First row: J. Haefner, J. Trnka, B. Almasy. A. Kuebler, N. Schulz, J. Camm, W. Lawrenz, C. Knickrehm, R. Kolmer, G. Seversike, E. Kuetcher, C. Barth, M. Kralik. Second row: J. Grollmus, J. Vogelmann, R. Menzel, D. Thayer, L. Almquist, L. Sontag, R. Hernandez, D. Bergdolt, W. Mueller, B. Ehekircher, N. Reed, L. Fruechte, R. Oleson, R. Koelling. Third row: K. Newlon, E. Wilbur, E. Gronau, D. Spenser, P. Zappe, B. Ranis, N. Tuka. G. Kuether, G. Kalkbrenner, R. Kvistad, J. Schauble, E. Wachowski, J. Helm, B. Hofmeister. The 40-voice Chapel Choir under the unique directing of T. Howard Krueger spent another harmonious year with President. Rhea Menzel: Vice President, Dorothy Bordeaux: Secretary-Treasurer. Betty Almasy: Business Manager. Glenn Kalkbrenner; Assistant Business Manager. Gus Kuether: Assistant Director, Ruth Kolmer: and Accompanist. Joanne Grollmus. Special campus appearances this year were the spring concert and singing at Honors Day and Commencement. The greatest experience of the Choir year is the spring concert tour which this year took the choir to the states of Missouri, Illinois, and a one night stand in Iowa. The choir sang to a variety of audiences, at churches, schools, and the Emmaus Home for the jnentally deficient in Marthasville, Missouri. Tour enabled the choir to depart from its usual sacred concert schedule and the innovation of " Dry Bones " at a St. Louis high school concert, was well received. Another favorite was " The Creation. " ' On- tour the fellowship of feasting ran a close second to the fellowship of singing. The choir returned from their 1956 tour with bundling boards and many happy memories. Perhaps one of the most significant memories which both Chapel Choir members and their audience share is their mutual participation in the deep religious experience which an anthem such as " Go to Dark Gethsemane " inspires. A walk from Jeff City capital " What happened to Barb ' s? Processional Hymn (CANTATE DOMINO) Adoramus Te Christe Giacomo Perti Alleluia - W. A. Mozart Barbara Ehekircher ' 59, Soprano Ave Maria Villa Lobos Gloria in Excelsis W. A. Mozart Sanctus Franz Schubert Passacaglia in C Minor . S. Bach Joanne Grollmus, ' 58, Organist Lost in the Night — F. M. Christiansen Barbara Ehekircher Magdalena Johannes Brahms Go to Dark Gethsemane T. Tertius Noble Two Spring Carols: April Welsh Traditional Hilariter Cologne KIRCHENGESANG—1623 The Creation -- Tom Scott David Spencer, ' 59, Narrator Vocal Solo Come, Jesu Come Thanks be to Thee The Twenty-Third Psalm . Two Psahns (130 and 8) Psalm 150 -- . 5. Bach G. F. Handel R. V. Williams .. Heinrich Schutz Jean Berger ALMA MATER Benediction 0 Peace of God Coombs St. Louis bound Lazybones First row, left to right: G. O ' Connor, W. Brock. D. Durrett, G. Kuebler, T. Buck, R. Smith, R. Schutz, J. Gardner. Second row: R. McClellan. G. Wille, A. Waidman, W. Blischke, A. Hedeman, R. Lundgren, K. Roedder, R. Hedeman, J. Faulstich, A. Kallenbach. Third row: W. Nisi, L. Kuehl, G. Schiffman, A. Marquardt, N. Freitag. E. Bode, J. Koelling, D. Schneider. Mens Glee Cluh Highlights of the Glee Club year included dedication of Director David Austin ' s ' •Hymn to Elmhurst " ' at Homecoming, singing at the ground breaking ceremony for the new chapel, and the spring concert in Chapel Assembly. Officers for the year were: William Nisi, President; Ralph Lundgren, Business Manager; Glenn Wille, Assistant Business Manager; Lyle Kuehl, Librarian: Thomas Buck, Student Director; and Allen Kallenbach. Accompanist. Leading the list of concert memories were the half-hour TV appearance in Madison, Wisconsin and the radio broadcast in Evanston, 111. Spring tour offered an opportunity for harmony in secular as well as sacred music and harmony in smaller groups, namely, the Octet and Varsity Quartet. This strong bond of fellowship brought to life music for audiences in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Three executives When ' re we leavin ' ? 18th Century Hymn Tune- I Alleluia! Gelobet Sei Gott . S. Bach 0 Bone Jesu Palestrina Qui Sequitur Me Lassus To Thee We Sing Arr. Tkach II Recitative and Aria from " Elijah " Mendelssohn " Ye People, Rend Your Hearts " " If With All Your Hearts " William Brock — tenor III Benedictus ( " Messe Solennelle " ) Gounod Talisman (Goethe) Schumann Souls of the Righteous Noble Our God Is A Rock Davis IV Marching to Pretoria Marais The Cossack Moniuszko Hymn to Elmhurst Austin V Lazybones Arr. Lou Eaman Li ' l David, Play on Your Harp Arr. Lewis THE VARSITY QUARTET VI Landsighting Grieg John Koelling — bass So Silently the Rose Rasley Polly Wolly Doodle Arr. Kubik VII Yours Arr. Warnicke How Are Thinks in Glocca Morra Arr. Stickles THE OCTET VIII Rock-a My Soul Arr. Regier Po ' or Lazarus Arr. Work Soon Ah Will Be Done Arr. Dawson ALMA MATER Recessional " St. Patrick ' s Breastplate " Hymn Tune It ' s in the bag They ' re stylish, you know! Membership for the Choral Union is open to all college students and faculty. They meet every Tuesday evening to prepare for the two concerts that are performed each year. The annual concerts this year were the Christmas Candlelight Service where they sang the Magnificat by J. S. Bach and Brahms ' Requiem was given at the Spring Concert in St. Peters Church. The Choral Union is under the directorship of T. H. Krueger. The Band is to provide instrumental music for the general enjoyment of the college. They meet regularly every Wednesday night to prepare for the events that require them to play on campus. This year the Band could be seen playing at the athletic events, Homecoming Parade, Circus, and this year they gave a concert at the S.U. picnic. Mr. T. H. Krueger is director with John Bartman, assistant bandmaster. Back row, left to right: Don Fearn, Eleanor Schneider, Dick Stanger, Marilyn Dannacher, Jack Easton. Middle row: Joan Panos, Carol Knickrehm, Joanne Grollmus, Liz Gronau, Pat Zappe, Carol Ernst. Front row: Judy Trnka. The Elms THE ELM BARK STAFF Editor-in-Chief BOB ANDERSON Associate Editor DON THAYER Business Manager RON DYKEMA Ad Managfr BERYL LEVITT News Editor ARLAN SCHLUNDT Feature Editor MARLENE HEUSER Sports Editor RAY HERNANDEZ Copy Editor RHEDA WAR NG Exchange Editor MARILYN SEAY Staff Artist RICHARD BUCK Photographer EUGENE EVANS Publications Chairman . .. ED BERGSTRAESSER Faculty Advisor MR. WM. BARCLAY STAFF: Roger Babich, Marshall Esty, Don Gar- della, Mary Gordon, John Molnar, Ruth Nickel- son, Charles Perroncel, Shirley Pegenau, Eugene Schnierer, Jon Schultz, Sylvia Smith, Barbara VanCura. Glen Willie, Warren Mueller, Dorothy Werner. Secretary: Eileen Bechtold. Thursday proofreading done by Arlan Schlundt, Don Thayer, Bob . Ander- son, Gene Evans and Rheda Warming. Elm Bark Ray Hernandez, Mary Gordon, Ruth Nickelson. Eugene Schnierer, Jon Schultz, Marshall Esty. W. R. S. E. Religious Life Revolution and Reconciliation ... ... the theme for Religion in Life Week. Every Monday and Wednesday, Vespers are conducted by students and faculty. Students participate in Sunday afternoon matins services. Outside speakers and faculty speak at the Tuesday and Thursday morning Chapel Assembly services. Some of the outside speakers that the student body heard were: Dr. Reginald Halfferich, Dr. Fred Luchs, Louis H. Gunnemann, Dr. Rest, Dr. Fred Hoskins, Rev. Brodt, Rev. Paul E. Irion. A special Thanksgiving service was held during Vesper and an Offering was taken. The proceeds were sent to the Church World Service, where Sl.OO of Elmhurst College money will purchase $20.00 worth of food for needy people throughout the world. " Revolution and Reconciliation " was the theme for Religion in Life Week. Speakers for this week were Mr. Eduardo Mondlane, Miss Hedwig Schaeffer, Mr. Laurence Scott and Dr. Reginald Helfferich. The Religious Life Chairman from the S.U. Cabinet was Donald Thayer who was co-ordinator of all the religious life on campus. Elmhurst College Chapel Front row, left to right: Joe Seger, Vice President, Dick Rodenbeck; Edna Schmidt; Clyde Lange, • Retreat Chairman; Dr. Halfter, Advisor. Second row: Margaret Essebaggers, Treasurer; Shirley t Regenau, Christian Heritage; Leslie Papp, Dorothy Suhre; Ruth Nickelson, Publicity. Third row: Ed Bergstrasser; Edith Zoltani, World Relatedness; Jan Bechtold, Secretary; Dick Disseler, Q President. Not pictured are: Jerry O ' Connor, Campus and Personal Life Chairman; and John Faulsdick, Social Responsibility Chairman. yj, The S.C.A. is a fellowship of student and faculty members, who by study, worship, and service, are seeking to understand Christ and in His Spirit, to service their fellow- men on the campus in the nation and throughout the world. This association has four commissions which are actively planning their own programs for the school. The commisisons are: The Personal and Campus Affairs, Social Responsibility, World Relatedness and Christian Heritage. Redi-Mix and International Night were two outstanding social events given by the S.C.A. These two functions were filled with fun, fellowship and worship for the entire student body. All students who desired to give the money from one of their Commons meals to another country had the opportunity at the Sacrifice Meal held in I.H.A. This meal consisted of rice and tea. The S.C.A. is constantly «triving to better themselves by attending conferences and find out how other groups function. " No Man is an Island " was the theme of a meeting of the Illinois Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A. and the S.C.A. Conference attended by eleven Elmhurst students. Sacrifice Meal The end of a perfect week-end. Theatre The Elmhurst College Theatre Guild works along with the Elmhurst College Theatre in presenting four major productions during the year to which the public is invited. Meetings are held once a month at which programs are arranged and pre- sented by the members. In order to become a member, one must attend the meetings, participate in the production of the theatre. Every person in the guild must work 75 hours throughout the year in order to stay a mem- ber. This work cover stagecraft, i.e. lighting, make-up, production, dramatics. The four plays produced this past year were: Wreakreation Elmhurst (Homecoming Revue), The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, and Ah, Wilderness. THEATRE GUILD OFFICERS— Sitting: Lois Dahl, Wilma Lawrenz. Standing: Mr. Arends, Carol Ernst, Bill Kouba, Jack Horner. Theatre Produces The Crucible First row, left to right: Barbara Baumgartner, Rita Kienle, iluth Koelling. Second row: Bill Nisi, Lowell Schrupp, Dr. Wellington. Left to right: Ron Smith, Marilyn Goodman, Joanne Groll- mus, Erv Bode, Elsie Sturm, Judy Groves. Social Life Committee The purpose of the Social Life Committee is to provide campus activities at low cost to the student body. Beginning with Freshman Week and continuing throughout the year, weekend and week-day activities alike are scheduled carefully by this com- mittee for the enjoyment of each student. This huge task is under the control of seventeen members, consisting of four elected delegates from each class and a president. Six faculty members advise the group. At the Spring Calendar meeting, the total Calendar for the next year is set up. At this meeting the presidents of all clubs and members of class " A " organizations give their advice. Regular meetings take place twice each month at which the Com- mittee approves budgets and discusses the individual programs with reference to the Calendar. The Calendar is planned to be flexible enough for improvements to be added each year. Social Life finances are obtained from the Student Union Fund. This money is budgeted at the Spring Meeting into specific amounts for minor and major functions. Minor functions are allowed four hundred seventy five dollars; a minimum fee for these functions is twenty cents. One hundred and fifty dollars is allowed for each of the four major dances, at which the bid can be no higher than fifty cents. Four hundred dollars is provided for the Prom. Social Life ' s main aim is to co-ordinate the activities of classes and clubs in order to provide entertainment each weekend for students who remain on campus. Most of the functions therefore, are minor, consisting of costume parties, jam sessions, informal dancing, variety shows, and square dances. The Friday night movies are directly sponsored by Social Life. These have been in existence only for the past two years and have been very successful. The major functions are the Junior Prom, the Sopho- more Dance, the Co-ed Dance, and the Freshman Dance. It is believed that the Elmhurst Student Union plan is unique among small colleges in having one committee act in an advisory and co-ordinate capacity for all the social activities of the college. Remember those beanies ... v ... and more beanie, Freshman Week The 1956 Freshmen arrived on the campus with great anticipation for what was ta happen during this first week. Within a very short time one could see these somewhat shy Freshmen enthusiastically participating in campus tours, dances, fireside meetings, matins, tests, making plans with their counselors. Being the start of a new step in life, the 1956 Freshmen will always remember their Freshman Week. Barb just can " t seem to make it. No smoking in bed! Halloween Party A hot tamale and a cool cat! Talent Show Grand Finale • ' Dahling! ' What we need is more institution, constitution, and pros perity ! Joculm The Student - Faculty Show Egg Shampoo? Dancing in a dream Juniors P. J. Parade The Blond and Cinder-Ray The fifth position? Letting their hair down. Women s Union Circus Ready, aim . . . Frank Buck? Get the point? Prom Queen MARLENE HEUSER So in Love Farewell to the Junior Prom Elmhurst College Graduation SPOR TS The question is not: Did they win or lose. But how did they play the game? For it ' s better to bow your head in defeat, Than to have to bow it in shame. There is no shame in a game that is lost, When you know you have played it fair . You still can look the world in the eye, And know their respect is there. But if yo u have cheated and struggled to win. The victory will not be fun; For you II soon have to get alone with yourself. And face the things you have done. So let it be said of the Elmhurst team. That the price of victory they paid. Was not the shame and scorn of the crowd. But pride in a game well-played. HOMECOMING COMMITTEE— Standing, left to right: B. Peterson, J. Faulstick, L. McCoun, F. Nold, Rev. Fiegenbaum, Rev. Limber, R. Lundgren, C. Williams, A. Wolfgram, C. Ernst. Sitting: J. Grollmus, M. Essebaggers, R. Menzel, R. Young, Chairman; D. Stanger, J. Trnka, R. Nickelson. Durrett carries the mail. " I ' ve got him. " Above: Off to the races. Below: Mid-field ambush. Center: Co-Captains Nienhuis and Scanlon. Season s Tally Elmhurst 7 Elmhurst 3 Elmhurst 0 Elmhurst 0 Elmhurst 7 Elmhurst 15 Elmhurst 0 Elmhurst 0 Northwestern College 27 Wheaton 78 Milliken 81 Milwaukee Extension 12 " Augustana 37 Lake Forest 37 Illinois Wesleyan 52 North Central 64 Denotes Conference Games -The Going Was Tough- The 1955 edition of the Elmhurst football team plodded through a grueling eight game schedule leaving the victory trail untrodden. It is difficult to extol the gridiron virtues of this year ' s squad or to present within these pages a liberal smattering of trite platitudes. Statistics tell the story and they offer a bitter tale indeed as the bounds of our hallowed end zone were transgressed a total of 56 times while 4 touch- down drives were executed by our eleven in the course of the season. With the size of the squad an ever-changing factor, there were seldom more than twenty-two pairs of cleats carrying the Elmhurst colors on those fall football Saturdays which now are a part of the record book. The entire athletic setup at Elmhurst was the object of many a heated discussion during these months and prevailing amid this atmosphere was the fear that injuries and lack of depth would force a curtailment of our schedule and a re-evaluation of the C.C.I, affiliation. With these memories still fresh in our minds we now take time to view the season, game by game and blow by blow. With a little over two weeks of practice under their belts the Jays traveled to Watertown, Wisconsin, where they were handed a 27-7 defeat, but all thoughts were centered upon the first conference encounter. Wheaton came and Wheaton went and the Jays found themselves on the short end of a 78-3 score. It was here that a pattern was formed which was often to repeat itself during the season, for midway into the second quarter the highly rated Crusaders could show little more than a 6-3 edge. The Jays were fighting the battle of poor depth and inexperience, but there was plenty of spirit in its stead. An 81-0 defeat at the hands of Millikin was followed by a loss to Milwaukee State Extension, but this one was a squeaker — 12-0. Twice the Jays penetrated deep into Rambler territory and the home fans yelled " Touchdown ' ' but the goal line was seemingly unattainable. The team was handed a double loss as Senior center Bill Nisi suffered a broken leg and the prospects were sad indeed as the Vikings from Augustana pulled in for the Homecoming contest. A capacity crowd of students and Alumni were treated to an unexpected surprise " I ' ve got him. ' ' Up for Grabs as the aroused Jays were able to sustain a crowd-pleasing attack for almost three quarters of the game in holding the Vikings to a 13-7 margin during that period. The 13-7 final meant little to the fans for their team had turned in a surprising performance and one which perhaps represented their peak effort of the season. In high spirits, the Jays invaded Lake Forest where they fell after 60 minutes of hard fought football, 37-15. Exhibiting a powerful passing attack from the spread formation which they had introduced the previous week against Augustana, the Jays displayed their usual first half proficiency and were trailing 13-7. Powerful Illinois Wesleyan provided the opposition in Elmhurst ' s final home stand and a scoreless first quarter in which the Big Green penetrated to the Jay 1 yard line only to lose the ball on downs, had every fan on the edge of his seat. Three quarters later the scoreboard read 52-0, and only the season final at North Central remained. The seven-week toll on Elmhurst manpower was beginning to tell as the rugged Cardinals turned with vengeance on the hapless Jays, carving out a 64-0 win. As the final gun sounded, our injury ridden squad numbered 17 uniformed members! Senior halfback Don Boevers had played his final Elmhurst game while Bill Nisi and Earl Nienheis watched their final game from the sidelines with injuries. It was all over! " It ' s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. " This oft-quoted phrase is all too often used to smooth over the feelings of players and fans alike after a team has experienced just such a discouraging season. To apply it to this year ' s football squad would be an obvious attempt to alibi for a school which has won far too many such " moral victories " in the past. However, there was a minor type of miracle which did occur on our campus during those " eight weeks of madness, " for amid local criticism, talk of disbanding football and flippant remarks about next week ' s " slaughter, " twenty men of Elmhurst found the power within themselves to stick it out — to practice when practice seemed futile — to fight when losing seemed inevitable — to give out when there was no more to give, displaying a brand of courage which seldom comes easily and which can never be fully rewarded. Front: A. Hedeman, J. Reagan, W. Hummel, C. Williams. Back: H. Kuester, R. Babich (Manager), Pete Langhorst (Coach), B. Hedeman. Cross Country ' 56 Season ' s Record Elmhurst 40 Elmhurst 54 Elmhurst 31 Elmhurst 38 Elmhurst 31 Elmhurst 25 Elmhurst 23 North Central 38 Navy Pier -42 Milwaukee Teachers 28 North Central 45 Navy Pier 26 Beloit 18 Carroll 26 Aurora 30 North Central 33 The 1955 edition of the Elmhurst Cross-Country team posted a 2 won 3 lost record in dual meets. Paced by Senior Captain Bob Hademan, the squad started slowly, placing 2nd and 3rd in their first two triangular meets and then losing 3 straight in dual matches before notching wins over Aurora and North Central to close out the season. Freshman Harold Kuester developed fast and ended the year in the number two spot on the team. He and Captain-elect Wes Hummel will head up next year ' s squad which will lose only Hedeman. Front: B. Anderson, T. Lay, T. Bartman. J. Herter. R. Bizer. Back: Coach Schousen. M. Schrantz, P. Lira, D. Stanger, L. Schrupp. Baskethall ' 56 Elmhurst 93 Elinhurst 63 Elmhurst 80 Elmhurst 75 Elmhurst 68 Elmhurst 83 Elmhurst 68 Elmhurst 72 Elmhurst 64 Elmhurst 57 Elmhurst 89 Elmhurst 67 Elmhurst 86 Elmhurst 62 Elmhurst 86 Elmhurst 63 Elmhurst 65 Elmhurst 70 Elmhurst . 76 Elmhurst 72 Elmhurst . 79 Aurora 75 Concordia 77 Chicago 74 " Augustana 68 Concordia 66 Carroll 76 Eureka 52 Lake Forest 69 Millikin 69 " Wheaton 74 North Central 53 " • ' Illinois Wesleyan 85 Aurora 69 " Wheaton . 73 Chicago 70 Illinois Wesleyan — 84 Augustana 57 Lake Forest 69 " North Central 56 Carroll 41 Millikin . ....85 Conference Games SEASON ' S RECORD Won 14 Lost 7 Our Year! Combining the inspired coaching of Walter Schousen, many grueling hours of pre-season conditioning for the squad, and the rock and sock rebounding of Center, Captain Emil " Pat " Lira, the 1955-56 Bluejay " bucketeers " turned in the top per- formance of any Elmhurst team this year in notching third spot in the C.C.I, race and posting an 8-6 record for conference play. Opening with an easy win over Aurora, the " Schousen-men " traveled to Concordia where they lost by 14 points. Then things began to happen as the boys ground out a 6-game winning streak including a return thriller with Concordia, and conference wins over Carroll, Augustana, and highly touted Lake Forest. A strong Millikin " five " invaded the home court and broke the spell, taking a 69-65 heartbreaker. Two hard fought games with Wheaton, the eventual conference champs, and a one point squeaker which the Jays won from Lake Forest were highlights of a season which found only 3 conference schools able to defeat our squad. Perhaps the great balance of the entire team is what made it a unique one in Elmhurst ' s basketball history. The consistent leadership of Lira was augmented by the scoring punch of Pomrehn, Herter, and Schrantz, while Bartman and Schrupp shared back court duties. Lay and Stanger filled in for the " big men " when needed and turned in creditable performances. Coach Schousen even dubbed this team his " ten starters. " Once again Pat Lira was an all-conference selection as he captured the league scoring crown with a 20.3 per game average, while Pomrehn ' s 15.2 average put him among the circuit ' s top scorers. The squad also tnrned in the top defensive average in the conference allowing only 68.1 points to cut their nets. As could well be expected, the entire school sensed that in this year ' s team they had something truly different, and got behind the boys with their cheering and faithful game attendance. One could not help but feel that here was the beginning of a new era in Elmhurst athletic history, for we as a school learned a hard won lesson, namely that there is always room at the top for a team that will practice, sacrifice and condition itself to a mental and physical peak. By any external standard, the over-all season ' s record of 14 and 7 was nothing to shout about, but for us it was symbolic of bigger things yet to come — of a hope for the future. Yes, in Basketball, this was truly " our year. " Junior Varsity First row: B. Koller, B. Fullmer, B. Lee, F. Lange, D. Sander. Second row: C. Knicker (Manager). F. Hurley, K. Sarey, R Schultz, D. Nyaren, Coach Langhorst. Not pictured: R. Horning. ROLAND BIZER LOWELL SCHRUPP DICK STANGER MONS SCHRANTZ First row: D. Sander, T. Lay, L. Hohense, H. Long, B. Merkle, R. Coleman. Second row: B. Rank, B. Smith, B. Anderson, H. Miller, D. Meyer, H. Castner. Third row: Coach Schousen, H. Sears, D. Schickedanz, J. Kindl, P. Lira. R. Karczewski, M. Denser (Manager). Baseball ' 56 Elmhuist 17 Elmhurst .1 Elmhurst 2 Elmhurst 3 Elmhurst .10 Elmhurst 0 Elmhurst 1 Elmhurst - 7 Elmhurst 1 Elmhurst 7 Elmhurst 1 Elmhurst 4 Elmhurst 3 Elmhurst 2 Elmhurst- 10 Elmhurst 0 Aurora 8 " Illinois Wesley an 7 Illinois Wesleyan 3 Wheaton 10 Millikin 11 Millikin 13 Navy Pier 23 Wheaton 13 Lake Forest 6 Lake Forest 8 North Central 8 Augustana 5 Augustana 4 North Central 3 Carroll 9 Carroll 14 Conference Games " 7 RALPH KARCZEWSKI-OF BOB SMITH-OF TOM LAY-SS Good Start . . . Good Finish The victories were " few and far between " for the Bluejay " nine " as they could win but 2 games from a 16-game spring schedule. Beginning with a 17-8 conquest of Aurora, the team was unable to chalk up a win until they wrested a 10-9 thriller from visiting Carroll. In this long winless span which was that long " far between " area which separated our victories, 6 of our losses were by a one run margin. The squad as a whole was hampered by the usual early season fielding jitters but this was more then augmented by their proficiency at the plate as evidenced by the 17-run blast in the Aurora game. As the season progressed however, hitting became sporadic and the team could not get through those vital hits at crucial game deciding moments. Hot and cold pitching by the veteran staff of Smith, Kindl, and Lira added to our diamond dilemma, while an injury to freshman third sacker Dick Sander hurt our late season attack. Jim Kindl was the only 300 hitter in the squad, posting a rousing .392 average while Bob Merkle, Tom Lay and Dick Sander hit the ball at a .269, .245, and .244 respectively. Pat Lira again topped the mound corps in strikeouts with 43. In the season ' s final, the Jays faced Carroll in a doubleheader which they divided. In the final game, the boys pounded out 14 hits for the season ' s high in hit and run production as Lay banged out 4 while Smith, Kindl, and Merkle got 2 apiece. This sudden spurt came too late however and the familiar cry of " wait ' til next year " could be heard. In this light, the loss of Anderson, Lira, and Smith will hurt, but the team is loaded with freshman and sophomore material, who, with a season of experience under their belt, show promise of improving this year ' s disappointing record. HAROLD MILLER— C BOB ANDERSON— 2B DON SCHICKEDANZ— OF First row: J. Dutzman, P. Schmiechen, R. Reinecke, D. Warner, D. Colby, J. Kulton. Second row: D. Boevers, W. Hummel, C. Williams, J. Seger, R. Massie, H. Tremaine. Third row: Coach Langhorst, N. Freitag, J. Reagan, D. Fearn, R. Branding, R. Babich (Manager). Track 56 Augustana 66 Elmhurst 64 Navy Pier 71 Elmhurst 601 2 Concordia 17 2 North Central 841 2 Elmhurst 42% Elmhurst 92 Lake Forest 39 Carroll 781 2 Elmhurst 521 2 Elmhurst 85 Concordia 45 DON BOEVERS RON REINECKE Hot . . . and . . . Cold Two new school records set by Ron Branding and Chuck Williams highlighted a track season which saw the hot and cold Elmhurst " cindermen " win 2 and lose 3 dual meets. Branding ' s record 220-yd dash was a sparkling 22 seconds flat, while Chuck tossed the discus 131 ' lll o " . In the season ' s opener against Augustana. the absence of Hedeman and Reinecke hurt the squad as they lost to the Vikings by a slim 2-point margin. Navy Pier and Concordia provided the opposition in the first triangular meet as the boys took a second place. North Central was the next opponent and the Jays were as cold as the late April weather, losing to the Cardinals by a commanding margin. Six days later it was a different story as an aroused Elmhurst track team " got hot " and pummeled Lake Forest capturing 14 of 15 possible firsts. A loss to Carroll and a win over Concordia concluded the regular season, and the team was set for the E.I.I. Meet. Amassing a total of 39 points the boys grabbed the second spot in division " B " as Williams, Reinecke, and Fearn took firsts in the discus, pole vault, and high jump. Branding was good enough for 3 second places. Hopes were high as the Conference meet rolled around. Again, it was a cold squad that showed up at Bloomington for the Conference, and the boys were able to gain only 141 2 points, good enough for fifth spot. Wheaton won, going away, with lOSY-y points, and Joe Seger was our only medal winner, taking a 3rd in the half mile. For over-all performance and versatility, Ron Branding was this year ' s track stand- out, accumulating 1171 4 points for the season which doubled the production of Chuck Williams who had .51. Massie with 48 and Fearn who had 47 were next in line, while Hummel and Seger had 41 points. Prospects for the future are indeed promising for only 3 members of this year ' s squad will go via the graduation route. The performances of freshmen Ron Massie, Harold Kuester, and Jim Kulton were a bright spot in this year ' s hot and cold track picture. DON FEARN CHUCK WILLIAMS WES HUMMEL JOE SEGER RON BRANDING RON MASSIE Elmhurst Intercollegiate Invitational Meet This year ' s Elmhurst Invitational Track Meet saw the introduction of a new feature in the formation of two distinct competitive divisions. Schools with an enrollment of over 1,200 students were assigned to division " A " in which Michigan State Normal took high honors with 54 points. The division " B " schools were paced by Dubuque University which amassed 67 points in taking top honors. With 39 points Elmhurst edged out Beloit for second place honors and our best E.I.I, record in the history of the meet. The E.I.I. Queen, Miss Betty Jandt, and her court were again selected by the Lettermen ' s Club, and reigned over the meet in regal fashion. First row: H. Grote, R. Kovach, C. Knicker. Second row: C. C. Arends, (Coach), B. Fullmi Gass, D. Stanger, B. Carney. Tennis 56 Season ' s Tally Elmhurst at North Central (E) ...8-1 Lake Forest at Elmhurst (E) .-6-3 Elmhurst at Wheaton (W) ...9-0 Augustana at Elmhurst ( A) 9-0 Elmhurst at Chicago (C) 8-1 Elmhurst at Illinois Wesleyan (E) 6-2 North Central at Elmhurst (E) 9-0 Elmhurst at Concordia (E) —4-3 Wheaton at Elmhurst (W) 8-1 Elmhurst at Augustana (A) 9-0 Elmhurst at Lake Forest (E) 4-2 SEASON ' S RECORD Won — 6 Lost — 5 A Winning Season The Elmhurst tennis team, hampered by inexperience, turned in a commendable season, rising above the .500 mark in the won and lost column, and finishing fourth in the conference meet. Under the excellent tutelage of Coach C. C. Arends, new- comers Charles Knicker and Bob Carney turned in good per- formances in gaining 5-6 and 4-3 records respectively. Of the " top four " Herb Grote was most consistent, finishing above .500 with a 6-5 record, while Eric Cass and Brian Fullmer notched 3-8 in the won and lost column. Ron Kovach turned in a 5-6 season score and Dick Stanger, playing in number six spot at the season ' s end, finished with a 2-1 record. Augustana again dominated conference play as the Jays were unable to win a single match in either of their two en- counters. Wheaton too held a similar hold on the squad, as we squeaked by with but one match victory in our two meetings with this traditional foe. On the winning side of the ledger, North Central and Lake Forest posed no problem as the squad defeated both of these opponents handily in two encounters. At Bloomington, the first four men were unable to get by the first round as Fullmer was the only one to win his opening singles match, while both double ' s teams survived their initial matches but could advance no further. Prospects again seem good for the future, as Gass is the only graduating senior, and the inexperience which hampered this year ' s outfit will perhaps be elevated over a long summer filled with good tennis weather. ERIC GASS BRIAN FULLMER BOB CARNEY CHARLES KNICKER HERB GROTE RON KOVACH Bottom row: R. Bizer, L. Illingsworth, J. Topole. Top row: W. Farwell, K. Streckert, R. Buck. Golf ' 56 Match Record Elmhurst 12 Elmhurst . 9 Elmhurst 8 Elmhurst % Concordia 3 Elmhurst. Wheaton 12 Elmhurst. Wheaton 10 Elmhurst. Lake Forest 17% Elmhurst. 3 Navy Pier 15 1 Illinois Wesleyan -17 31 0 Carroll 141 2 3 Lake Forest 12 Roland Bizer was the only returning member from last year ' s golf squad, and the " linksters " turned in a 1 won and 7 lost record, notching seventh spot in the confer- ence. The addition of freshman Larry Illingsworth who consistently broke the " 80 barrier " was a bright spot in the golf picture, as was the fact that this year ' s squad had no senior members and was loaded heavily with sophomores. Behind Illingsworth, Bill Farwell held down the number two position while Roland Bizer and Jim Topole were third and fourth. Ron Buck and Ken Streckert rounded out this year ' s squad in the fifth and sixth slots. Again, hopes are high for the coming season when the entire te am will return intact with a year of intercollegiate competition behind them. Intramural Section BADMINTON CHAMPS: D. Suhre, B. Pulver. Sports for All! Perhaps the area of athletics in which Ehnhurst has consistently maintained itself in a position of leadership is in our intramural program which effectively reaches a large amount of the student body and furnishes healthful activity and stiff competition in many sports for both men and women. For the fellows, football, basketball, base- ball, and track claim avid attention; while basketball and badminton produce a championship team each year for the girls. If mixed company is what you prefer, the bowling league or mixed volleyball nights are just the thing. Of course intra- dorm competition highlights every football season; while intra-class basketball produces a good crowd and plenty of excitement. Handlin g the men ' s competition was Student Union Athletic Chairman, Marv Peter- son, while Betty Jandt. organized the competition for the Women ' s Union. BASKETBALL CHAMPS — Left to right: M. Meyer, D. Suhre, R. Kolmer, J. Tiemann, L Haupt, J. Groves. Basketball Football 16 teams competing Champs: Pheasants Cool Zs 7 teams competing Champs: Hawkeyes Baseball Track 8 teams competing Champs: Midgets 4 classes competing Champs: Sophs Bowling Badminton Girls Basketball 12 teams competing Champs: Suhre, Pulver 6 teams competing Champs: Barks Champs: Dainty Dribblers Bowling TOP AVERAGES BARKS Above: B. Raddatz, M. Zulauf. Below: Above: J Meyers C. Smith. Below: H. C. Smith, H. Crowell. Castner, K. Schindl. TOP AVERAGES H. Castner, A. Habermehl, J. Snyder G. Maxon. Track Board of Directors! A. Hedeman, J. Snyder, E. Gass, R. Vahren- berg. High scorers in intramural track Over the hurdles Pole vault champ Quite a jump! Football THE HAWKEYES Above: J. Lamar, L. Bicanic, D. Storck. Below: B. Mandy, D. Dollgener, B. Anderson, E. Bod- nam. Baskethall COOL Z ' S— Left: R. Branding J. Kind], E. Bodnam, K. Holler- bach. Not pictured: B. Nisi, E. Nienhuis. Right: PHEASANTS. Above: H. Patz, S. Jordan, H. Miller, B. Boldebuck. Below: N. Regitz, H. 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