Eureka College - Prism Yearbook (Eureka, IL)

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So it was that Eureka stu- dents all came to know "Chris" and to look for his daily visit which brings letters from "the folks" and from sweethearts and friends. His cheery Whistle, and smile make the visit a pleasant one even When the expected letter is missing. The l94l Prism is a storehouse of the letters Eureka students Write to "the folks" at home. This kind of a yearbook just had to be dedicated to Kenneth Carr. ' rerlvmvm aze Eureka College September 13, l94O Dear Folks: I have finally been able to find a spare minute to squeeze in a letter to you. I did not get up until noon today, but I am very tired just the same. Guess you are anxious to hear all about college. I got off the bus at Eureka just before noon Tues- day morning, and I was immediately met by a crowd of swell fellows who took me over to the college and showed me through all of the buildings and introduced me to Dr. Burrus Dickinson, president of the college, and Mr. Wiggins, the registrar. It was then I discovered that the car which had brought me to the college had already goneeewith all my bags. So there I stood, all alonegbut not for long, for I was soon recognized and once again I caught up Withvmy baggage. I was ushered into a fraternity house and "installed" in one of the upstairs rooms. Boy, I have never been treated so keen in all my life-free cigarettes, free cokes, and one hilarious good time. That afternoon they took me to Mikes where We spent the time gossiping. -2- After dinner that night at the House, we sat around and visited. The next day, Wednesday, I took my freshman tests and attended a roller skating party. Thursday I finished my tests and was taken to the show and then to a smoker. This was followed by a "bull" session until the wee small hours of the morn- ing. Friday morning I registered, and now I am officially a freshman in Eureka College. In the afternoon the boys took me to "lVIike's" and discussed the merits of fraternities and asked me my preference-and incidentally I met a nice little blonde. The same night I went to a steak-fry. Saturday morning I got my bid from the fraternities, and accepted the one of my choice. Following a busy afternoon, I got all dressed up and went to "The Grind," which is very well named, as it is a gathering where everybody shakes hands with everybody else. When I was through, my hand was completely numb, and I was all talked out. I know exactly how a celebrity feels, and I don't believe I want to be one. This was followed by a "hop," a dance to you. Afterwards I had a date with that blonde. Today I feel like a sleepwalker. To- night the freshmen all go to the Chris- tian Church for supper. After this I have another date-yep, the blonde again. Well, I must close and get ready for dinner. By the way, Pop, I need some more "dough" as I have another date with the blonde next week. Love, Son Eureka College September l3, l94U Dear Folks: I I suppose you can still remember how grown-up I felt when I graduated from high school and came away to collegeg well, now that I'm here, I feel greener and greener each day. It's quite a jolt to jump from being a su- perior senior to Ct lowly freshman. And -3, TCIVIORRCW, WE START TO WORK the worst part of it is that we shall have to wear silly green caps which will probably make us feel just a little smaller and more insignificant each time we meet an upper classman. I'm sorry now I didn't let you bring me down the first time, but that seemed so childish then. It certainly would have saved some embarrassing mis- takes. First thing when I got off the bus, I asked for a taxi! And when I got out to the dorm, I Went up to the front door of Lida's Wood and rang the bell! How foolish that seems now. But I really felt quite cocky until the freshmen were all gathered out in front of the chapel where we went to get our room assignments for the exams. Then I began to feel as green as a St. Patrick's Day decoration. The girls are just lovely and there's never a dull moment during rush week. After the first night none of the sorority actives can speak to a rushee until bids are issued except during a rush party, but there's still plenty doing. Each sorority gives a breakfast, a dinner, and an evening party, one of which is at- tended by each new girl. On Friday after you accept your bid you go to the corridor of the sorority you are going to pledge, and the girls all grab and kiss you. The fellows would probably laugh at this, but for a girl, it's one of the most exciting and happy moments of a lifetime tor at least of 18 yearsl. Love, Marian Sunday, September I5 Dear Folks: Now that it is all over, I can soak my dogs in salt water, put my hair up de- cently, collect my wandering thoughts. As soon as I was settled on the sec- ond floor of the Hall I started to get ac- quainted. A rather sophisticated blonde across the hall started to give me an acidic version of college life and a glow- ing account of her boy friends. That sort of scared me, but after a while I found some kids who were as green as I and we had a keen time. We just messed around all day. At' eight o'clock closed rushing start- ed. That meant that the actives of the sororities couldn't speak to the rushees -but they didl That evening we were still finding out our roommate's idiosyn- crasies and looking over everyone's clothes. The next morning we went to our first freshman test-English. Yeow! After that we had conferences until we were greener in the face than we were before. Out of it all I gathered that Dean Aylsworth is the most understanding man I've ever met and that Dr. Harrod ought to have a band precede him playing "Pomp and Circumstancef' The other two tests were a psychol- ogy Cjust a nice way of saying an in- telligence quotientb and a general cul- ture test. I wish that I had had those fellows from Information Please. Friday noon we received our bids. It was a Wonderful feeling to find your group-it gave you something to hang on to in the mad rush. After that there was a lull until the Grind on Saturday night-a sort of introduction factory. This afternoon we had formal pledg- ing. It was lovely! And so solemn! One by one we were taken into a candle-lit room where we knelt before the president and repeated the pledge. I really felt as though the biggest thing in my life was happening-I guess it was. Immediately I felt a bond with all those girls. Now it's all over and tomorrow we start to work. In a way I'll be glad. Love, Puss ..4.. Eureka College September 16, 1940 Dear Folks: lust back from class, so I thought I'd write you a line to let you know I'm still alive. It's awful trying to keep my mind on anything these days. In class I just sit and stare out the window and wonder if I've ever seen the campus, the trees-everything-as beautiful as it is this year. The leaves are gorgeous-lack Frost certainly did himself proud when he got out his paint brush and went to work this fall. And the sky! Well, I suppose it is just as blue at home, but it certainly never looked as blue as it is here. The stars have never been so bright, the moon so yellow, the weather so perfect. CPerhaps I feel these things more this year because I'm a senior, but they certainly are under my skin these days.l Mother, you would like to see the lawn in front of the Wood. You have always liked it so well, and have always wished our lawn looked so nice. The grass is still green and it shows through among the few fallen leaves. Most of the leaves are still on the trees, though. There are some flowers still blooming in the sunken garden, too, and they make a delightful spot of color over by the I-Iall. I just wish I could tell you more about how the whole campus looks and how beautiful it is, but I never was able to rave on very much. I guess my grade in Rhetoric proved that! Some of the prettiest spots of color on the campus are the new plaid skirts and the bright colored sweaters the girls came back with this fall. Most college girls do wear sweaters and skirts, you know, and the Eureka girls are no exception. They prove the point, if anything. The boys aren't doing so bad with their color schemes this year, either. I hope this weather lasts for a couple of weeks. We want it nice for Homecoming. The alums like to come back while the leaves are still on the trees, for they say-they always remember how beautiful the trees on the Eureka campus are in the fall. We want to remember that, too. Well, here I've been going on all this time and haven't told you a thing about myself. I guess you'll know by this, though, that I am well and happy and am enjoying myself. Love, Margaret -5- MTV M , Y - - ,- , .. ,.., 1 s ' 4-':T-. J." . n r at 1 .,. .V Avi' " ll' l lk Yi, W GMT N I .f:ff"P'lQfl'f-:'.,Jffl 'ff"':' lf A nJ U X I I ,fl . , .,.' ,,, "ah", Eureka College ' February 17, l94.lY ' -nr Dear Folks: lf , 7 I've gotten some more pictures of our faculty since I wrote you last Week. The first one is Martin Schmitt, our librarian, a newcomer at Eureka. Then there's Miss Helen Spence, who teaches home ec and plans the meals for the dormitory and men's houses. The mari With the dark mustache is Herbert Crosman who teaches us history with a Harvard accent. Martha Schreiner teaches all the French and German classes. My chemistry is keeping me busy in the laboratory with Dr. Nelson Nies, who came to us from California in September when Dr. Conard resigned from the faculty. Margaret Telleen looks after the college office. She keeps the typewriters busy there and in her secretarial class. Our piano teacher is Werner Zepernick, We get to hear him play the piano and pipe organ a good deal. All the freshmen study English with Miss Anne Greene. Her family home is at Birmingham, and We all like to hear her southern accent. The college treasurer is Edward Houghton. He used to work for House- hold Finance, and he really gets after us if We don't pay our bills Cyour check for my tuition last Week just got here in timel. Our dean of students, Raymond Jffylsworth, is always ready to help us with our problems, and he finds time to teach the religious classes, too. Your son, Ted I -8- . 1 .f , gf 2,11 I I.-,qu ,JM 4 ,ig 1. uv. M il' Z , 5-at Eureka College February 24, 1941 Dear Folks: Here are the pictures of the rest of our faculty. Our Dean is Dr. Harrod. We all know him best tor the good speeches he makes at occasions of every kind. Milton Brown is the superintendent of the Eureka High School and grade school. He teaches the education classes at the College and supervises our practice teaching. Coach Ave is really putting Eureka on the map with his basketball team this year. That physics class l had last term was under Prol. Rinker. If you can let me have the money for the lab tee, I want to take his geology course next term. Larry Norton coaches all our plays and our debate team and teaches all the speech classes. Now some of these pictures are of men we don't know very well. Glenn Tindall is the vice-president of the college. He spends most ot his time in Chicago talking to people about some sort of college business. Our traveling man is lames Hagan, who visits the high schools to find the students who will join us next year. Dr. Tandy teaches our economics courses, and he really gets his students to study. Another man We never see is l. F. Stickel, who teaches the college's industrial extension courses in Chicago. The next time you come to Eureka to see me I want you to meet some of our faculty. H Your son, 516,40 vllslwi Ted 9.1! A . "rg,-H' . ...gm 1 X. - -x " l.- ft .X L -' Eureka College October 15, 1941 Dear Folks: Well, this has really been an exciting week, although not in the way of college life. The draft and registration have pushed everything else into the background. Everyone who is of age seems to be of the same opinion-he doesn't Want to go. Oh, some try laughing it off, but it is easy to see that behind the front they are doing some pretty deep thinking. It is pretty awful at that. Here I have spent tour years of my life and many of your dollars on my college education, only to graduate into the army. Even if a guy did get a high draft number he couldn't get a job. Nobody Will Want to train men only to lose them in a short time. Eleanor and I have talked it over several times. Gosh, it is going to be hard leaving her. A year is a long time, and a lot of things can happen. I wouldn't mind going quite so much if I could see any justification for the Whole dam system. I certainly can't see any value in learning the "manual of arms" or "squads right." And as far as protecting America goes-I have yet to read ot a military expert who says there is the rernotest possibility of invasion. Oh, Well, maybe it Will come out all right, but it certainly has me Worried. See you at graduation. Your son, Tommy - 10 - i leaf Eureka College May 23, 1941 Dear Folks: Ordinarily this letter would contain a definitely sad note for this year marks the end of my college days, but l've been reminiscing in my mind today, all the events and activities we Seniors have, participated in, and by golly, we've had some mighty times. Then our last Homecoming as stu- dents. Larry Grant and Marcus I-lertel played the best games of their foot- ball careers, I believe. And later that day the Homecoming Play, in which Merlin Baker, Mary Pearson, Georgia Peterman, and lohn Tomb had such prominent parts. Most of us, and our class has surely diminished in numbers over a period of four years, were particularly busy as leaders of various organizations the first semester, partially as a carry-over from our lunior years. Merlin Baker and Roger Ross as presidents of their fraternities, and Mary Pearson, Betty Lamp, and Georgia Peterman as lead- ers of the sororities on campus. Also, Betty Lamp was president of the Stu- dent Council, and Georgia was the "head" of Alpha Epsilon Sigma. Clair Dyer was ever industrious as sports editor of the Pegasus and the Prism. Katie Wahl labored day and night the first semester as editor of the college newspaper, The Pegasus. The leaders of forensics this year were Marcus Hertel in debate, and Georgia Peterman in extemporaneous speaking. Marcus combined his ef- forts this spring with a Sophomore and tangled in debate with the University of Southern California. Eureka won a moral victory, and a Sophomore gained valuable experience. One of my illustrious classmates, Sid Prochaska, completed his athletic career 720w. as co-captain of' this year's squad, doing a highly capable job. Speaking of athletics reminds me that too frequently we all forget the continuous efforts put out by our leader of school enthusiasm,--"Babe" Barker. Don't think for a second we were just athletically conscious, for we have a "brain trust" that can equal any other class-our potential Phi Betas are Betty Lamp, Mary Pearson, Merlin Baker, and Sid Prochaska. My class is particularly strong in numbers and ability in the music de- partment. Such notables as Roger Ross, Barbara Burgess, Annette Dyar, Mary Pearson, Georgia Peterman, lohn Tomb, Vic Vissering, and Kate Wahl were all active in the various musical organizations. Earl Peters was secretary-treasurer of the intramural board, and along with Ross, Poster Craggett, Merlin Baker, played touch football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, softball, etc. We enjoyed a mighty nice Junior- Senior dinner dance this spring, and of course, the luniors didn't find the fruit cake, which We later devoured with relish. Vera Bane didn't bake the cake, but there isn't much in the pastry department that she can be equalled at. lt truly seems strange that all my days here at Eureka are so near an end. However, my colleagues and I must face the rather unpleasant or pleasant tdepencling upon one's na- turel task of locating a means of mone- tary self-support. Oh yes, has there by any slim chance been a long white envelope for me from my Uncle Sam? l'll be expecting you and Sis down for the Ivy Ceremony and then gradua- tion. See you soon. Your son, Dick .-111 VERNON ROHRER-Wlaihemaiicsl Lambda Chi Alpha GEORGIA PETERMAN-fSpeechJ Delia Zeta, Secretary 3, President 4: Pi Kappa Delia: Alpha Epsilon Sigma, President 4: Senior Class President: Radio Drama Guild, President 3: Who's Who in American Univer- sities and Colleges: Scholars: Central As- sembly: Womerfs Council: Pegasus Staff, l, Z: Prism Staff, 4. ROGER ROSS-CHisioryl Tau Kappa Epsilon, President 4: Male Quar- tet 1, 2, 3: Chapel Choir: Mixed Chorus: Opera 1, 2, 3, 4: Pegasus Editor 3. FIR HARLAN IONES-fChemisiryl MARY PEARSON-KChemisiryJ Delia Delia Pi, President 4: Chapel Choir: Church Choir: Opera 1, 2, 3. 4: Bela Pi Theta: Alpha Epsilon Siqma: lunior Class President: Young W'omen's Christian Association, Presi- dent 4. EARL PETERS-iMaihematicsl Psi Alpha Lambda, Treasurer 3: Baseball 1, 2: "E" Tribe 1, Z, 3: Central Assembly: One Act Plays 1. G 45 7 CLASS vswg n 4 MERLIN W. BAKER--tEconomicsB Prism Editor 41 Lambda Chi Alpha, Social Chairman 3, President 4g Pegasus Staii 25 Central Assembly 3, 47 Scholars Zg Buildings K Manager 37 Class Vice-President 35 Alpha Epsilon Sigma, 'Treasurer 47 Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. VERA BANE-tl-Iome Economics! Delta Zeta, Recording Secretary 3, 4: Corridor Custodian 2, 37 Home Economics Club, Presi- dent 4. MARY ELIZABETH BARKEH-tChemistryl Delta Delta Pl, Church Choir: Chapel Choir 3, 4, Opera 2, 3, 4: Women's Athletic Asso- ciation: Cheer Leader 3, 4. -131 ---.-Ml-. l 5 l V. '71, MN wwe tfff ' Mo, Q .dfyvlllf 114- SID PROCHASKA-tChemistryJ Psi Alpha Lambda, Vice-President 3, 45 Bas- ketball 2, 3, 45 Co-Captain 45 Football 3, 45 "E" Tribe Z. 35 Prism Staff 3, 4, Business Manager 45 Pegasus Staff 45 Athletic Board of Contro15 Central Assemb1y5 One Act Plays Z: Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges 45 Chemistry Labratory Assistant 45 Class Secretary-Treasurer 3. BETTY IANE FAULKNER-fliducationl Delta Delta Pi, Corresponding Secretary 2, Treasurer 45 Pegasus Staff 2: May Fefe l, 25 Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College 3. VICTOR VISSEING-lltllathematicsl Tau Kappa Epsilom Chapel Choir5 Male Quartet 45 Mixed Chorus: Opera l, 2, 35 One Act Plays. L4 .wt VU 1 rift t ANNETTE DYAR-Atlinglishl Delta Delta Pi, Secretary 4: Chapel Choir 2, 3, 45 Opera 3, 47 Social Board 2, 35 Central Assembly 3: Women's Council 35 Church Choir: Oratorio 2, 3, 4. FRANK l'lALPlNHtl-listoryl Tau Kappa Epsilon, Treasurer 3, 47 Oratorio lg Vice-President Senior Class: Student Church Cabinet 3, 4, BARBARA BURGESS- tMusic Educationl Southern Illinois Normal Univer- sity 1, 27 Delta Sigma Epsilon: Associate Member of Delta Delta Pip Chapel Choir 3, 4: Opera 3, 4. CLAIR DYER-tl-Iistoryl Psi Alpha Lambda, Guard 2, Marshall 3, Social Chairman 3, 41 Class President lp Social Board 37 Football 1, Z: "E" Tribe 1, 2, 35 Pegasus 3, 4: Prism 4. BETTY LA MP-tSociologyl Phi Omega, President 45 Young Women's Christian Association l, 2, 3, 4, Chairman Southern Illinois Area 2, 3, Chairman, Re- gional Council 47 Pi Kappa Delta, National Convention Representative in Oratory 1, 3, President 31 Beta Pi Theta 3, 47 Women's Athletic Association ly Opera 'l, 3g Chapel Choir 1, 2, 3: Women's Council l, 2, 35 Cen- tral Assembly, President 4: Scholar l, 2, 3, 45 Senior Scholar: One Act Plays, FOSTER CRAGGETT-tSociologyl Football 3: Meclbury Club 2, 3p Ministerial Fellowship 4. MARCUS HERTEL-tEconomicsl Tau Kappa Epsilon, Pledge Master 45 Pi Kappa Delta: Chapel Choirg Pegasus Busi- ness Manager 3: Prism Business Manager 3. ,ipi E' "E E Af, , pp,-f0I!,' f,4f First Bow-Ioseph Grattis, Florence Bell, Edward Iacolos, Irvalene Bradley, Eugene Kiick, Mary Williamson. V Second Bow-Harry Marsh, Erma White, Iames Mracek, Vera Verdos, Richard Pottenqer, Miriam Pottenqer. Third Row-Norman Storm, Phyllis Friess, Nelson Blackmore, Darlene Losch, Hal Bilyeu, Garwood Braun. Fourth Row-George Hoke, Charles Pifer, Stanford Schneider, William Shasteen, Iohn Highlander, lohn Erst. Fifth Bow-Verne Morris, Hallie Mae Bishop, Mary Ellen Vtfiseqarver, Warren White, Virginia Detweiler, Dorothea Hayman. U fibii W? I, U! L I 5:1541 b MXWL 'A CL ,QC 'F' ,Y "' QUEQ , LQ SECOND CLASS Eureka College ' April 18, 1941 Dear Mom and Dad: l've just returned from a lunior Class meeting, but it eventually turned into an old fashioned "bull session." The meeting was for the purpose of lining- up committees to put on the Iunior-Senior Prom, but We spent most of the evening "hashing over" the activities vve luniors participated in this year. I thought perhaps' you would like to hear a recount of these activities-it would be nice to keep for my scrap book. Our class has narrowed down since its Freshman days, but We still number over 35, and each one of us is plenty busy in one extra-curricular activity or another. ' ' The college enjoyed a mighty successful football season, and We Iuniors contributed our share of the man, power to the team. In the line we had such stalwarts as Norman Storm, Ioe Schneider, Verne Morris, and Ed. lacobs. They did a good job of opening holes ion kickers, plungers, and passers such as Bill Shasteen, Die'-z Pottenger, and Johnny Erst. Iohnny, by the way, is also president of our class, and has been doing a mighty capable job. ' As is typical of most every college Iunior and Senior year, one assumes leadership and thus, responsibilities. The first semester this year, Verne Morris and Nelson Blackmore Worked diligently as assistant editor and business manager of the Pegasus. The second semester Gar Braun served as editor and Charles Pifer as business manager. 5-1 N V. T XM! Ji Q dl xiii ...17- Tradition required the usual Homecoming' Play last fall on that important week-end, and several Iuniors participated in the play, and also as Thespians in the other school plays this year. Those most active, and names which by now, after three years, you have become well acquainted with, are lohn Erst, Charles Piier, "Boots" Hayman, Virginia Detweiler, Mary Williamson, and Iohnny Highlander, who has since transferred to another college to finish his major in speech and dramatics. Some extra-curriculars are all year around activities, this is especially true of the musical organizations. The spring opera is forthcoming production, and one of our Iuniors will have a lead. I refer to Virginia Detweiler. She is also active in the Chapel Choir as are Gar Braun and Charles Pifer. Charley is also our class gift to the College Quartet. Basketball is probably the most popular sport on the campus, and the luniors are proud of two leaders of this years squad, and co-captains of next year's squads-high-scoring Gene Kiick, and a versatile guard, Bill Shasteen. Forensics is more or less prominent during the winter months, and Dorothea Hayman and Gar Braun carried the Iuniors' banner throughout the various speech tournaments. r Many of the fellows in the class participated in the intramural program, which is governed by an Intramural Board of which Gar Braun is chairman. Harold Simon, Dick Pottenger, "Whizzer" White, and others were particularly active participants. We had some singularly distinguished members in the class-Vera Verdos with her baton twirling, and Phyllis Freiss, the college nurse, and ever protector of our health. Of course, Spring is here now, so as I said earlier in this letter, we're busy with the Iunior-Senior Prom. Likewise we're carrying out tradition and are going to try and locate the fruit cake the Seniors are supposed to have hidden somewhere on campus. The luniors are proud of the fact that a majority of the fraternity and sorority "heads" are in their midst. Miriam Pottenger, Harry Marsh, Vera Verdos, and John Erst. - Many of us are active as members or pledges in such honoraries as Alpha Epsilon Sigma, Beta Pi Theta, and Pi Kappa Delta. You can see, Mom and Dad, this has been a very busy, important, but pleasant year for us, in addition, of course, to our studies. Along with this nice weather, naturally comes "kegging," of which l have explained in detail to you previously. Graduation is not far off, and which will mean our participation in the traditional Ivy Ceremony. l've noticed af distinct serious attitude among all Iuniors this year, which may be taken to mean many things. However, it's been a great year, and l'm looking forward to seeing you both soon. Until then, all my love, Your 'son, ' Ed. First Row-Mary Katherine Younger, Boyd Bucher, Helen Wilson, Harold Bonner, Francesmary White, Betty Trenary. Second Bow-Ben Streid, Mary Townsend, Harold Deck, Evelyn Toliver, Herbert Hasenyager, Mary Iune Stumpf, Philip Hasselvander. Third Row-Margaret Sharp, Robert Howard, Margie lane Schroeder, Probert Kittleson, lune Rollins, Iohn Makin, Mary Helen Rice. - 18- ' PARCELZSPOST I XR ,jfllliql Eureka College - 1 April 22, 1941 Dear Mom and Dad: 1' C3 Sis wrote and said you oftentimes in your bridge club sessions, talked about me and my classmates-f dx ur activities. But, Sis tells me you so often forget names, or get mixed,u n ur associating names with the various extra- curriculars. So, I'rn going ?zcf1 end to your worries, and put everything in writing so you Wqiykt forget these important Sophomore buddies of mine and what they do when'fhey'iQirenfQt studying. Of course, -'P' roxy? thdlf wet' aren't Freshmen anymore, We've gained some prestige and self i L' tancB. must continually keep up our good front for the ever observing ies ,ol tif year's Freshman, Class. However, our ego suffered a slight set ack7 ear in the tall, when the Freshmen defeated us Q in the tug-oi-vyirj testfluri g Flunk Day. lt's a mar on our record, so I shall Q refrain from ayi avfyth' more about that day's activities. Z e lost a f ' V ' st year's illustrious sons and daughters, but a few of l l ates ci mea, rough to give Coach Ave and the team the best . Q3 fivsidfg M ll fry 1? X I R 1 - '- 1-19, season they've enjoyed in many years. The stalwarts the Sophomore Class contributed for fame and glory were "Doc" Traister, Dick Moore and Bill Pruitt. You remember last year that Iohn Becker held the class reins as president, well, this year he again is doing a capable job. "Smiley" is a hard worker, but always has a cheery word no matter how tough the task is. Now that we're "seasoned" a little, some of us are assuming leadership and various responsibilities. Edith Harrod is doing a fine job on the "Peg" as music editor, lack Magnuson and Bay Beadles are columnists, but we're extra proud of Bob Kittleson and Betty Trenary, who are the assistant editors of the "Peg." Homecoming was an unusually big success-parades, football victory, stunts, and topped off with at big Homecoming dance in Pritchard gymnasium. After football season, dramatics and forensics got into high gear, Sopho- mores were well represented, having Frances Felter and Francesmary White in debate, and Ray Beadles, Tommy Stinson, Boyd Bucher, Bob Kittleson, lack Magnuson, Mary lune Stumpf, and Francesmary participating in the school dramatic productions. By the way, Tommy, Boyd, lack, and Mary lune made Alpha Epsilon Sigma this year. Basketball went great guns this year with school spirit and a fervored pitch never before known on Eureka's campus. My classmates, Herb Hasen- yager, Howie Stein, and Bill Perry not only came through in grand style on the basketball courts, but we contributed a mighty spirited cheerleader for the home crowds-Helen Wilson. Sophomores were represented on all the musical organizations on campus. Bill Busch was in the first quartet, as was lack Magnuson. Aldena Goetzinger, Flora Pifer, and Edith Harrod were very active in the Chapel Choir,-and a new- comer to our ranks, Bob Riggle, was a member of the second quartet. However, Mom and Dad, I don't want you to think from all I've written that we are just outstanding in extra'-curricular activities-by no meanse-look who made distinguished records in scholastic achievements-Ethel Cheesman, Margaret Sharp, Evelyn Toliver, Ray Beadles, Betty Trenary, Bob Kittleson, Edith Harrod, and Frances Felter, to mention a few. The social program has been a full one-what with all-school affairs, fraternity and sorority parties and dances, plus the Artists Course concerts, opera, and plays. I really believe l'm not only learning and accomplishing more each college year, but l'm having a swell time doing it. We're going to uphold tradition in royal style and put on a breakfast for the Seniors soon. Will close for now and hope to see you soon. l'm going out to watch Harley Mangold, Glen Voorhees, and Don Bradley "whip the ball around" in baseball practice. Of course, tonight I'll be studying my German. Your ever loving and hard working son, Donald - gg - 1-r ' Q' I ,,r"'Z3 '- ,ou N Jlfp 1 fx .- ,, ' ,xl XJ5 J," AH' I . df - t rv l - f E - M ,M or 1,-he rr, , Q at ,X I X LAL?" ,ww I IJ ,V-1. Hurry 3 g J KV, , .,, 2 . U' NM' k J P 'ly NA- V ff Qt Vg V' AJ' 'JJ 2 J , it if .1 4 vg if e Nr' "r ' '--A-'V-f-1 f 'W ' Vqb: 06' X0 QSHQ1 so we hu. O C' W N-5 C' -qu lv f it - 'fir' ' ,6 fsdr 0 Q rf' . fb - VW. :S.n,4-wk 1.0,- X- Ci, Egvli- ley Manqold, Flora Pifer, Frank Pifer, Marlruth Humphrey, f by X , , , , , cv- 'xg J. S el bo Willlam Perry, Donna Koehler, William Pruitt. 2 LV BN -DQ C: Se3n,d,QEov6-7-Meta Hautfe, Robert Ptiqqle, Edith I-Iarrocl, Raymond Shasteen, , E J, xv' C ' WX 50, Aldena Goetzinqer, Thomas Stinson, Frances Eelter. .4 XX N ' X R X we -4,1 Xg19irdoRow-Leo Traister, Mildred Ellirnan, Glen Voorhees, Louise Steinlicht, i E- X- ox N' Williain Welsh, Mary Io Achen, Arvetta McCloud. E X ' If QJV AJ' Fourth Row-Irving Melville, Venida Spainhower, Howard Stein, William Buschr bs Iohn Becker, Martha lean Crabtree, Ethel Cheesman, Mary Elizabeth Brown. X90 ,. Kb, I ,ft - R fy' . . .- XR .x 4, 'X , X I JW. I-.Q Hr Q ' , .1 , .- - .A-L4 A . I GX-SQQMADQ Y 431' ,, r - .Li u 1 ' J 'xv' ,J ' if . ' 'Xl-'N U 1 'ul 41' 'ii' fra sf 1' ,c X - 4 , , ,, . xx, nj '-4 A7 ' Firsf'i-Royfdillegfnor Faris, Rexford Lewis, Anne Emerson, Frank Kovack, ., V, . X -'X , Barbara Duval, Herbert Kohler. Second Row-Gilbert Iones, Elaine Dorsey, Virqil Hanks, Virginia Cain, f Charles lones, Ioan Bradford. Third Row-Harriet Boo, Robert Gard, Lorraine Arrnstronq, Paul Flesor, Virginia ' Allen, Paul Dodge. Fourth Row-Iohn Corcoran, Carl Bowles, George Brush, Arthur Burton, Robert , Cheesrnan, Warren Cant. 1 ,221 THE FREIGHT Eureka College April 22, 1941 Dear Folks: As your Freshman son in college, l've made the usual expected mistakes. The main one being not writing you as regu- larly as I promised last September. However, I decided tonight l'd reverse form and write you a resume of past, present, and future happenings of yours truly and my "green" classmates. There were numerous all-school functions during football season, and the season was over before it had hardly seemed to begin. We may be "green" but my class had five letter- inen when the football awards were made-"Big Stoop" Arnold, Art Burton, Bob Waldren, lack Norris, and the team's high scorer, "Ir."'Iones. By then I was getting adjusted to what was expected of me. I had my work plan and study hours planned so that I had quite a bit of time to do as I pleased. I was taking piano lessons as I planned and there' sure are some swell musicians in my class, as I soon found out. Mariruth Humphrey, Mar- cella Meyers, Lorraine Armstrong, Georgine Traylor, and Virginia Tink- ham were the "Ienny Linds" of the Freshmen. Loyd Lovell and Carl Bowles have dandy voices and both are very active in school quartets. Violet Buick, Eleanore Griffith, Amelia Mancuso, and Alice Long are in my piano class, but they sure outclass me. ln speech, fforensics is the college wordl we had five outstanding debat- ers-Tom Tear, Don Littleiohn, Herb Kohler, Helent Hoffmann, and lim Wil- liams. They were all very good, and just the other day the announcement was made that Don, Tom, and Helen and Herb had been elected to Pi Kappa Delta. That's a National Forensic Hon- orary fraternity, so we're all proud of them. Basketball was soon going strong, and in this sport, too, we had some good players. The team was excep- tionally good and was soon dubbed the "Fighting Five"-in our class, Frank Kovack, lack Mooney, Ed Thommen, and lack Norris won letters, and Bob Cheesman and Bob Davis received praise for their efforts. My roommate was active in one-act plays, and he, along with Virginia Cain, Helen Smith, lohn Corcoran, Martha Willett, Paul Pearson, and Donald Pile, had leading parts. Several of these people were initiated into Alpha Epsilon Sigma, the local dramatic honorary fraternity here at Eureka College. Grades for two terms came out to- day, and mine weren't in the highest rank as you might know, but Floyd Arnold, Hex Lewis, Martha Willett, Bob Gard, Bob Iacobson, Don Littlejohn, Bob Rhoades, Art Burton, Harriet Hig- don, and Harold Towles received praise for their scholastic ability. Looking at the "Peg" fcollege paperl I see several Freshmenare on the staff: sports writer, Floyd Arnold: photog- rapher, Virgil Hanks, and columnists, Hoffmann, Armstrong, Huffman, and Fogle. It's been raining as I write this to you, but l guess that's a sign spring is really here. The fellows are out for baseball, but my girl keeps me busy going on "Kegs" tl'll explain this to you when I'm home? so, I guess I won't try out for the team. However, Ed. Thom- men, George Waggoner, Bob Davis, andi lack Norris are. My girl, PefJQY Worf and I are going uptown for a coke so I'll close now and mail this to you. It won't be long now until school is out and I'll be seeing you. Your loving son, lohn P.S. Our class hasn't elected class officers yet, but I'll let you know the results when we do. 123- 'U' - F Inuit ' I v, 1' 'l'.'l lv 5 t , yr 1 ,4 .1 y m lt. , If I. x gy xl' C r 79 fy A-,if 'Rf f 'ff .1 X! f i'if?'l ' A .-j,4,L,jn!f,.y L99 'eff lf!! f 1 - 3 ,V- , f 7 f WP' I if I Ui 'L' 5-----J"-3.--,y3r:?.,,.gY JA... rd,-F -,If-f-4? V4 . - kj-- f i I-A rf' 'Jr 'If' I M qua ' , , 'ff L-RL, J-Pvfgfygsjf G M U31 R+-0-1 , Sv' First Row-Willis Semon, Mary Ocepelc, Kalmar Schneider, MardQl'll5'I?fIe - Richard Ridout, Amelia Mancuso, Gordon Rice. Second Row-Ruth McGregor, Robert Rhoades, Alice Long, Donald Pile, Barbara Komer, Paul Pearson, 'Betty lane Howell. , Third Row-Lyle Parr, Pearle Hopkins, lack Norris, Helen Hoffmann, Loren , Montgomery, Harriet Hiqdon, lack Mooney. Fourth Row-lean Heiqhway, Wayne Malsbury, Eleanore Griffith, Loyd Lovell, - Betty Lou Foqle, Donald Littlejohn, Elizabeth Fitzjarrold. , VM, f My gm, t"wt!lff?Ml to it yt . ,if Wftdwffkaffgefig VV -MTW? "44C.,:.17"6 "f'7,,L.r--f"f,-Q'ffA2'f-n,L,5fw-.,x 2 ff, CT fx-.ij . we-L. -. ,4,is,,4,cf.k J . .T , First Row-Dorothy Yardley, Elmer Zima, Marquerite Wort, lames Williams, Martha Willett, Robert Wilken, Catherine Waddell. Second Row-Donald Weisner, Georqine Traylor, George Wagqoner, Virginia Tinkham, Thomas Vasta, Ioyce Tallyn, Edwin Van Biesbroeck. Third Row-Helen Smith, William Thompson, Violet Buick, Thomas Tear, Ruth Raloer, Shelby Smith, Barbara Pierce. ' 1' -25-- jfm'!,ZQ'5'iVLJfi.,j4,M.,,M,f - - +.f- -1-Suu -e wt 3 Qty Going: The Chapel Choir. Eureka College March 16, l94l Dear Folks: Remember me? l'm that son of yours who promised to write and tell you all about the extra-curricular activities, the so-called "goings on" that Eureka students may enter into on campus. Now don't get sore, but what made me think of you and my promised letter was at a party at the Tomb House a few nights ago. These get-togethers at the Tomb House have been nicknamed "bull-'n-coffee" sessions because everyone says just what he Wants to and there is no harm done. Since this was my first party there, l was a little bewildered,--what with everybody waiting on himself and then washing his own dishes. I soon was informed that I was no exception to the rule and therefore had to pitch in and do my duty. While l was leaning over the dishpan, somewhat embarrassed, I got into a heated argument with Edith Harrod over the college quartet. Edith, who is quite a musician herself, firmly vouched for the first quartet which is composed of Charles Pifer, first tenor: William Busch, second tenor: Loyd Lovell, baritone: and lack Magnuson, bass. We compromised shortly and agreed that both groups were unusually good, and that the second quartet was a very talented and promising organization. lt consists of Don Littlejohn, first tenor: Loyd Lovell, second tenor: Carl Bowles, baritone, and Robert Riggle, bass. Loyd joined the first quartet when Victor Vissering finished his schooling here. Both quartets have been very active this year. They have sung at numer- ous church, school, and social functions. lncidentally the first quartet wih Mrs. Tomb, director and accompanist, has planned to take their annual summer tour to California this year. But Folks, there are many more music organizations on the campus besides the quartets. There is the Chapel Choir for one. This group of music students present the music for convocation every Wednesday, and also for the Christmas and Holy Weeks. The choir is directed by Prof. Lathrop and accompanied at the organ by Prof. Zepernick. ln addition to this work, the choir sang "The Messiah" at the Eureka Christian Church just before Christmas vacation, and is now hard at work preparing "The Seven Last Words of Christ" for a special Easter program. Prof. Lathrop has set May I7 as the day for the presentation of "The Chimes of Normandy," by Planquette. Mary Pearson, Loyd Lovell, Virginia Detweiler, Charles Pifer, Roger Ross, and lack Magnuson have been given the leading parts. I want you to come to Eureka for this if you can and see your old friend show oft--in the chorusl There will also be several piano and voice recitals this spring, so it you can't see the opera, I especially want you to hear one of these fine presentations. Edith and I were very glad to stop our quarrel when we heard some ot the dramatic students discussing the all-school play "Mrs. Moonlight." As I have told you before, the Alpha Epsilon Sigma honorary dramatic fraternity chooses its new members from the students participating in this play and the one-act plays given in the 1 earlier part of the year. It's quite an honor to belong and I'm going to go out tor all the plays I can next year. I meant to ask you in my last letter if you saw the play given at the old home town high school by tour members ot our dramatic fraternity. The name of the play was "Write Me a Love Scene." Iohn Highlander, Ray Beadles, Charles Piier, and Francesmary White completed the cast. THE PEGASUS STAFF THE TI-IE SOCIAL BOARD -27- CENTRAL ASSEMBLY The seniors this year have chosen for their annual play "Night Must Fall." When you come down for graduation, we'll go see it. lt's going to be swell. There has been a new interest in drama here at Eureka in the last few years. Last fall Eureka was granted a chapter in the National Radio Drama Guild, which has a central office at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The chapter has done fine work so far this year in presenting six monthly programs over Radio Station WMBD in Peoria. This summer five members will be granted scholar-V ships to Milwaukee for advanced radio work. Bob Kittleson and Iohn High- lander have both studied there and consequently have acted as leaders in the organization. Since the party at the Tomb House was on a Friday evening, all the guests had copies of the "Pegasus," the college paper. As usual everybody had their eyes glued on the "Grapevine," the gossip column. Gar Braun is editor of the "Peg" and is assisted by Betty Trenary and Bob Kittleson. The business manager is Charlie Pifer who just manages to get the papers distributed on time. After cussing and discussing the "Grapevine," some intellectual soul noticed the article on the Pi, Kappa Delta speech tournament. Pi Kappa Delta is the national forensic fraterniy. Their season has been very successful this year. Prof. Norton, advisor, said that he believed that this present group should go far in next year's tournaments in debate, extemporaneous speaking, poetry reading, and oration. Dorothea Hayman is president of the organization and is doing a swell job. Since l have told you of most all of the activities at Eureka, it wouldn't be fair to close my letter without telling you of the separate organizations on campus. For the girls who are active in sports there is the Women's Athletic Asso- ciation. Miriam Pottenger is president of the organization with Miss Millington as advisor. Besides meeting to play games, the association also sponsors the all-school election for the May King and Queen. The Y. W. C. A. has been unusually active this year with thirty members. The purpose of this group is to encourage Christian living upon the campus. They sponsored the very successful Heart Sister Dance and are planning a lawn festival in May. Aldena Goetzinger and Mary Pearson are serving as co-presidents. Miss Greene is chairman of the advisory board. . To govern and determine the athletic policies of the college, is the duty of the Athletic Board. The Board makes recommendations for letter awards and supervises the college intercollegiate and intramural athletic activities. Prof. Lathrop was chosen as the representative to the Illinois lntercollegiate Athletic Association of which Eureka College is a member. I know, Dad, you will be interested in the governmental activities on the campus. Well, they are in the form of the Central Assembly, and its two addi- tional committees called the Social Board and the Program Committee. The Central Assembly is composed of two representatives from each of the social sororities and fraternities, and two representatives from the non-fraternity men and the non-sorority women, three faculty representatives, and the officers of the Assembly. This year Betty Lamp is serving as president. The Assembly attempts to find a thorough picture of student opinion and to adapt the policies of campus life to fit the needs of the students. Your son, Charles j -5 -Q. "- . W nj: - Q . "x N- 1 x . ' 2 P .N J ff H .. I N rs? Q 35 mf' 'L fl Q-lf' 2 3 do Top-"Mrs. Moonlight." Center-"First Lady," Radio Guild. Bottom-Our Quartets. - 29 - W Mm' M, W 'fm 1:::,fgf THIS IS HOW WE O t Eureka College April 22, l94l Dear Folks: What a day! What a day! "My candle burns at both ends, it will not last the night." CMy apologies to Edna St. Vincent Millay, but that's how I feel.l Did I ever tell you what I do all day? ffffflll bet you've Wonderedl This ought to-Iexplain why I don't write more and longer letters. Some virtuous dorm occupants rise for breakfast at 7, but l'll have to admit that I am not one of those. It's hard enough to get to class at 8. From 8 until 9:30 I am exposed to history and I ab- sorb as much of this as possible. This is not as easy as it sounds for spring is not a season which lends itself to study or concentration. Immediately after class is out, there is a mad dash to the business office. Yesterday, "Red" Thompson, who manages the office, was late, as usual, and I couldn't plow through the milling mob to get a stamp: consequently, no letter came. I hope this one makes up for it. Everybody has to have their mid-morning snack in the form of "Kleins Toasted Almond," "Planter Peanuts," etc. This is gener- ally known as the "Pause that Re- freshesf' The office also runs a big business in gum. Then there is the coke machine. I don't know what we'd do without it on a hot day. It is convenient- ly located by the bulletin board so you can keep in touch with what is happen- ing. All this must be done in l0 minutes for three days a week we have chapel from 9:40 to 10. On Tuesday and Thurs- day the chapel is informal but on Wednesday we have a formal service. Immediately after chapel I have class again until ll. Some classes don't have this hour until afternoon, but I like a morning class much better. Chapel choir practice is next on the list of my activities. Vie meet twice a week to practice for our Wed esday convocationw' . WM Pftfffjltf QM SCHQOL Then comes lunch, and an hour for leisure or study from l until 2. C'I'ime usually spent in blissful sleep.D If I wake in time, I go to gym prompt- ly at 2 and play badminton for an hour. A half an hour of chit-chat, and I proceed to my voice or piano lesson or practice and from there I usually squeak up the stairs to the library to do a bit of "book storing." Alter dinner each evening, there are various and sundry meetings, play practices, honorary fraternities, sorority, and fraternity meetings and all such activities tincidentally, datesl. The dormitory doors close with final- ity at lO o'clock and most students be- gin to be studious. Of course a period of general hilarity with incidental food precedes this more serious mood. The time limit for this last period, known as intensive study, lasts to any unholy hour of the morning, unless, of course, you give up to sleep and go to bed like I am doing now- Sleepily, Doris ,M ylwbf X Mlmtl W tr K B N ... mtv. M , . ! 'V ,Sp-fl -5v1l?,-M1917 3 . U uw C X - N' 'YK 3' Q Q lg Qqreka College W ' february 13, 1941 Dea Folks' " r . I'm going to take a few minutes to write and tell you about all the things that happened here this last Week-end. First of all there was the Heart Sister Dance which comes every year around St. Vale-ntine's Day alter a Week of gift exchanging by the girls of the college. lt's a big event, semi- torrnal, and in spite of toe-trodding, lots ot fun. Eureka Col- lege's "ballroom" fthe dining room at Lida's Woodl was dec- orated With red balloons, which everybody quickly and joy- ously enjoyed breaking. Tl'1at's all for now, Bob 132- THE BRIGHTEST SIDE Eureka College November 28, 1940 Dear Folks: I'm writing you a letter, believe it or not, in answer to all those threats and entreaties you sent by way of Uncle Sam. It's weeks and weeks since I've written a letter to anyone-but I have a good reason, believe it or not. In the first place, they seem to have a quaint old custom here that they call "studying." Eureka has a lot ot traditions, you know, and this one is more or less followed. But what really keeps me rushing is my "socializing," and you'd. be surprised what a responsibility that is. Wen.t to a dance just last night. It was one of the numerous school dances we have during the year, where everybody wears sport clothes and we dance to all the big name bands-via recordings. That's where everybody cuts loose, and you should see some of the plain and fancy jitterbugging that goes on. About eleven o'clock we're all worn out, in spite of numerous coke reiueltngs. ' Almost every organization has a series of teas sometime during the year for other fraternities or sororities. What gets me is that almost everyone I talk to hates teal Alter tea and cookies, though, everybody sits down to play cards. Most of the girls play bridge, but fraternities seem to like pinochle better. We're having a Christmas Party in a few weeks and that will take all the energy your lazy son is capable of. It usually means Stringing miles of crepe paper, waxing floors, washing windows, and arranging colored lights. By the time that's all done we're usually too tired to dance. But it does look pretty, when the room is filled with dancers. The dining room at the Wood is usiially the ballroom, and it's been turned into everything from bar-rooms to air raid sheltersl I haven't told you a thing about the football, basketball, and baseball games, plays tot which there are three big ones and several one-acts every yearl, a half-dozen recitals and the Artist Course, and lectures. So you can see why long silences fall between your letters and mine. Well, Christmas will come pretty soon and l'll tell you everything then. I've got a date in half an hour so had better hurry. Love, lim -33.- First Row-Morris, Erst, S. Schneider. Second Row-Co-coptoin-elect Potenqer, Shcxsteen, Captain Grcmt Co-Captain-elect Storm. Third Row-Arnold, Iones, Heftel. Fourth Row-Erst, Troister, Iocobs. .-.34-. ' , The End of Horse Collars Eureka College November 26, 1940 Dear Dad: How are you? Here it is between terms and I finally have time to answer your letter. I sure am glad to report that we had a better season this year in football than last. With a large squad this year, Coach Ave has turned out a very good foot- ball team. They only had two weeks practice when they played Shurtleff before a large Pumpkin Festival crowd and lost 13-O. Shurtleff went onto an undefeated season. The Red Devils traveled to McKen- dree and went wild, defeating them 32-0. This marked the end of horse collars for Eureka College and the boys really went wild after the first touchdown-lunie Jones, Norman Storm, and Dick Pottenger really led the attack. They next went to Concordia, and after spotting them a six point lead marched up and down the field but were unable to score--losing 6-0. Then Principia and a 13-0 defeat. But Homecoming with Burlington was a different story. Larry Grant kicked the extra point that gave us victory, after a close shave in the last twenty seconds when an interference penalty on Bur- lington saved a touchdown for Eureka. Final-7-6. We played Carthage next and lost a hard fought game 19-6. The boys couldn't quite cope with 120 pounds of dynamite by the name of Hopson. A desperation pass by Eureka lost us a game to Elmhurst in the fourth quarter when they intercepted, and the final score was 13-6. The last game of the season was with Aurora here and in a see-saw affair they battled each other to a 0-0 tie. Fifteen men were awarded letters by the Athletic Board of Control. Captain Larry Grant-one of two seniors on the squad and a capable leader. His educated toe won the Homecoming game for us. He always turned in a great performance at end and will be sorely missed next year. He was one of Clark Dennis' Sullivan products. Marcus Hertel-the other senior, turned in some great performances at guard and always kept the guard and center hole pretty well blocked. He is from Taylorville. Bill Shasteen-the tiny quarterback from Sullivan, a great blocker, a good passer and kicker, and plenty brainy calling signals. He was also the fighter of the team. He is a junior and will be back next year to call signals again. john Erst-the halfback from Chicago who showed power, speed and pass- catching ability. He is a junior and will be back next year with his pep and chatter. Dick Pottenger-a half or fullback- co-captain elect for next year-plenty of drive and a passer-good team man and a great defensive man-from In- dianapolis and a junior. Leo Traister-a speed merchant, with drive-good on reverses--a sophomore from Rock Falls. He should reach his peak next year. Charles lones- a freshman from Georgetown, nicknamed "Special De- livery" with his flash and speed on end runs. The fastest man on the squad- with a little Weight should be playing sixty minutes. Norman Storm-junior from Wat- seka, - a leader, co-captain-elect for next year and one of the better tackles in the conference. ...QS- Ed. Iacobs-a junior from Macon, no experience before entering college but has developed into a very good guard. Verne Morris-a junior tackle, a great defensive man, and a fair blocker- should be heard from next year. "Stan" Schneider-an end, junior from Eureka, a good pass receiver and a fine defensive man---promises to be much better next year. Floyd Arnold-"Big Stoopn from Pontiac, the most improved man on the squad, a freshman center-should go great next year. Art Burton-another freshman from Eureka and a center, great offensively and defensively, although out-weighed, he was seldom out-fought. Bob Waldren--the big, rough, rugged tackle from East Peoria-a freshman who should be one of the best tackles in the state by the time he is a senior. lack Norris-a freshman end from Washington, fast, aggressive and a good flankerfwatch him next year! Honorable mention to Dick Moore for his fine backfield performance in the Aurora game. The season's record- Shurtleff .............. 13 5 Eureka ................ O McKendree ........ O5 Eureka ................ 32 Concordia .......... 67 Eureka O Principia . ........... 135 Eureka ............... . O Burlington .......... 6, Eureka ................ 7 Carthage ............ 195 Eureka ................ 6 Elmhurst ............ 135 Eureka ................ F5 Aurora ................ Og Eureka ................ O Two wins, one tie, and five losses. That's all I can think of now but will write you more about Eureka athletics later. Best regards, Ioe ..35- in Out Team Qs- -- RE D HOT! Eureka College December 28, l940 Dear Dad: You asked me in your last letter how the Eureka College basketball team was going. We have Won four straight games and led by Co-Captains Prochaska and Kiick, the team really looked great. They opened the season with a 28-24 victory over Principia College and fol- lowed that four days later on the l0th with a 38-35 win over Lincoln Iunior College. But on the 16th, the boys really won a battle from Illinois College in an over- time 41-39. We have started calling them the "Fighting Five." On the l8th, Eureka defeated Elm- hurst in our first conference game 3l-28 in a rough and tumble affair. Write and I'l1 keep you posted. loe Eureka College February l, 1941 Dear Dad: Boy, dad, you ought to see our bas- ketball team in action. We lost to Carthage 53-32 and that team was really hot: then on the 10th, Normal came here and Mr. Iohn Scott took charge of the situation and they Won 40-22. But listen to this, dad! The team trav- eled to Petersburg for a game and won 60-28. Next they Went south and on the l7tl'1 beat McKendree 32-17, but lost the next night to Shurtleff 32-28. On the 21st the team played a re- turn game With Principia and won 27-24 and on the 27th they defeated Aurora here 55-28. Then on the 28th We lost a thriller to Normal 31-29. What a ball game that Was! We would have won if Kiick, Prochaska, and Shasteen hadn't fouled out with five minutes left-and us with a seven point lead. But We gave them a scare!!! Last night we traveled to Aurora and were victorious 48-36. It was rather a slow affair. So, our record is-9 Won and 4 lost. Hope you can come up and see the boys in action. Love, loe Dear Dad: The "Fighting Five" is rolling on. On the 5th of February, We traveled to Illinois College and lost a close one 29-27, then on the llth we defeated Lincoln College 38-34 there. On the l5th the team stopped Shurt- leff's perfect record this year in athletics in a hectic 46-42 overtime affair, in which big Ed Thommen was the star. On the 2lst we journeyed to Elmhurst and found that there was a mix-up in their schedule and ours,-result, no game. But we played Chicago Teach- ers the next night and lost 28-27. I forgot-We also lost a game to Macomb 40-29 on the 18th but the boys didn't seem to be hitting. We got our revenge on the 27th though, beating them 50-39 in a red hot game in which Prochaska made four straight long shots to give us a lead We never relinquished. The score was 41-l9 at one time. The team evened things with the Chi- cago Teachers by licking them 36-31 here. ' Must close and study, but Write me, 3 Ioe -37- Eureka College March ll, l94l Dear Dad: lust got back from the athletic ban- quet. Prof. Norton really got off some corny puns, the eats were plentiful and delicious, and it turned out to be an outstanding affair. Sid was given a golden basketball and scrapbook by his fans. We won our last game from McKen- dree by the score of 64-26 and Coach Ave used nearly all of his players. You said I haven't told you about the players-so l'll give you a short description of the ten lettermen of our "Fighting Five." First is Sid Prochaska. Sid is the only senior on the team and was a great guard. He put a lot of fight in the team and was really successful in his senior year. Next is Gene Kiick. The "Kiicker" is the hot shot forward, the ace point get- ter, flashy floor man, and co-captain with Prochaska. Bill Shasteen is the smallest man on the squad and is the best team man. He is an all-around player and can take and give it with the best of them. Herb Hasenyager played the other forward. Herb is a lot better than he was last year, has developed into a great rebounder and a dead eye on a set shot. Ed Thommen was the regular center -a big boy, standing six-four, and a tough boy under the basket. He is also a great rebounder. Russell Gustin-Gus came here in the second term, turned in a great job at center and Will be hard to beat out next year. Howie Stein-a big guard, should fill Sid's shoes next year if he can get a move on. He is a little slow but is also a great rebounder and a fair shot. Frankie Kovack-the little hot shot, freshman, is plenty flashy, can fit in at guard or forward. Iack Mooney-another boy with a world of promise, small but lots of fight-should fit into the "Fighting Five" next year swell. lack Norris-another freshman who shows a world of promise, should find himself next year. You would be surprised at the change in school spirit after the Normal game. Eureka really has it now and much credit is due Babe Barker and Helen Wilson, our good looking cheer leaders. Well, Dad, you basketball fiend, that's about all the dope on our season. Not bad, eh? loe Eureka Colege April 1, 1941 Dear Dad: Well, in just sixteen days, Eureka College opens their baseball season with Illinois College. Coach has seven lettermen with which to work led by Captain Norman Storm. Gene Kiick is also a pitcher of some .reknown and Bob Sebek is as good a left-hander as you want. Herb Hasenyager is also a good hitter and outfielder along with Ed Iacobs. Traister is the only infielder returning along with Bill Perry behind the plate. He has a good group of freshmen, plus some promising upper classmen. We're expecting the boys to come throught Coach has carded nine games and expects a few more. The Schedule: April 17-Illinois College-There April 24-Springfield-There April '26-Principia-Here May l-Macomb-There May 8-Normal-Here May 14-Principia-There May 15-Springfield-Here May 22-Normal4-There May 29-Macomb-Here Hope you can come to Eureka and see our team play. Ioe -38 -- '1- i Upper Left: V First Row, Seated-Mooney, Gustin, Kiick, Proohoska, Shcrsteen, Kovcrck Standing-Couch Ave, Norris, Cheesmcm, Stein, Thommen, Husenyoqer, Perry - Dcrvis, Mcrncrqer Towles. Upper Right-Co-Captains Kiick, Prochczskcx. Center-Hcrsenyuger, Kovczck, Thommen, Gustin. Lower Left--Co-Ccxptcrin-elect Shczsteen. Lower Right-Eyes riqht. -39- HIM HER HIM: HER HIM: HER HIM: HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM: HER: HIM: 10:00 p. rn. Any evening-any day. Hello, -well where have you been? I've been waiting a half hour for you to answer the phone. It has not been half an hour, only about I0 minutes. You know what I said about be- ing late-I don't like it! O. K., O. K. What were you doing? Putting up my hair. Well, if that's all, you know I hate to wait. Now dear, you promised me not to get angry! O. K.-How do you feel? O, pretty good now, I don't think I'll go to class tomorrow. But honey, you cut yesterday, you know I don't like to have you cut. Yes, but I don't feel like it. Chicken. Well, you can say that, but a cold may get serious. Gee, I'm sorry, honey.-Itime elapses in silenceI- NIGH HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM: HER: HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM: HER: HIM: -40- I just called up to say good-night. Did you? Yes - good-night, honey - you know what. Yes, sweetheart-good night- Aren't you going to tell me good- night? Sure-good-night, darling. No, you know what I mean. Say, I forgot, when can I see you tomorrow? Well, I don't know. How about 9:4O? P No, I have to go to Chapel. I thought you weren't going to class tomorrow? I'm not, but I have to go to Chapel. Why? What? Why? You know-I'm in Chapel Choir. What difference does that make? You know what difference that makes. Honestly sometimes I wonder, honey. Wonder what? AFTER NIGHT HER HIM: HER HIM: HER HIM HER HIM: HER HIM HER HIM: ' HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER: What you do instead of think. Now don't get Iunny. O. K. How about going to class then? I don't want to go to class. Do we have to go into that again. All right, but don't say I didn't tell you. Well, you don't always go.- How about ten o'clock? Ten o'clock-what? How about seeing you at ten? Right after Chapel, you mean? Sure, what did you think I meant? Well, I guess that would be O. K. I'l1 see you in the lounge then. O. K. -tpause for time to pass?- Well, good-night, darling. Goodnight- I love you.- Do you? Sure-what do you think? I didn't know. You did, too. I like to hear you say it. I said ii. Say it again. HIM: HER HIM: HER HIM HER HIM? HER HIM: HER HIM: HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER HIM HER: -41.. No, once is enough! You're mean. I am not. You are, too. Oh, all right-good-night, darling -I love you- Good-night-I do, too. Well-Qood-night- Oh,-don't go yet- I'm tired holding the- receiver. 'I'hat's what you always say. There are some kids here that want to talk to the girls there. Call them, will you? Oh, not yet-Say good-night to me first. All right-good-night, sweetheart. I Iove you Very much.- Really-? Sure-what's the matter with you? Nothing-good-night, darling. Good-night-the kids want to talk now.- All right-you call me back. O. K., I'Il call you back in half an hour and tell you good-night. Good-night now-call the girls.- O. K. DELTA DELTA PI Dear Folks: We Delta Pis have had a very busy time of it this year. To start the school year as well as the social year off with a bang, we had our usual rush week. During this week we entertained the newcomers, Freshmen and otherwise. Our parties consisted of a "Dude Ranch Breakfast," at the home of one of our patronesses, Mrs. lacob Rinker, a "Progressive Dinner" in which we visited lapan, Hawaii, France, and America, and a "Carnival" held at Barker Park. Pledges were accepted on Friday, September 13, so Delta Delta Pi came out with l3 new pledges, 10 of whom were initiated. As soon as our pledges were formally pledged, we decided to make good use of them and also to show them just what being a pledge meant, so work was begun on our Homecoming Float and Stunt. For the Float we all decided to go 'way back io the time when we enjoyed fairy stories, and there we found the theme for it. For the stunt we also Went back to childhood days and all dressed as our favorite doll. In December, we had our annual Christmas Formal-the Mistletoe Hop. We had the dining room of Lida's Wood beautifully decorated, even if. l do say so myself. We had plenty of mistletoe for those who were so minded. Of course, we had a Christmas tree in the center of the room, gaily lighted to give us the real holiday spirit. In February, the 22nd to be exact, we finally made full-fledged actives oi our pledges. That evening we held our big initiation dinner dance. The dining room of Lida's Wood was appropriately decorated in our sorority colors, cherry red and pearl gray. To show the pledges just how much we appreciated them we had a huge pledge pin hanging in the center of the room. This was one of the most symbolic affairs of the year. ln March our pledges, along with the pledges of the other sororities, gave an all-sorority dance but, of course, the actives were invited to sort of chap- erone i?l the affair. In the latter part of April a rush party was held for the high school rushees for next year. On May 3 was our BIG event, the spring formal dinner dance. This year it was held at the University Club in Peoria, a very appropriate place for a very important affair. Our Birthday Dinner was the day following. Folks, Delta Delta Pi is getting along in years-this making her 3lst. The following Week-end on Sunday, May ll, all of us had our Mothers come to a tea held especially for them. This was held at Magdalene Hall. This sums up our year's activities that you know anything about. Besides these we had informal spreads, birthday parties, and other personal affairs. We have had these happenings sprinkled throughout the year-these are what make us a happy group. Goodbye now, see you at Delta Pi summer camp. Dee Dee 142, milf 3525 '1'i't3?w ff' Mai' Pearson Virginia Detweiler X5 Annette Dyar Mary Elizalnetli Barker Dorothea Hayman Irvalene Bradley Mary lune Stumpt Arvetta McCloud Betty Iayne Faulkner Vera Verd os Harriet I-Iiqdon Ioyce Tallyn Margaret Sharp Mary Williamson Anne Emerson Virginia Cain Alice Long Helen Smith Barbara Duval Pearle Hopkins ASSOCIATE MEMBER Barbara Burgess Mrs. Mrs Mrs Mrs. Mrs. Mrs Mrs. Mrs PATRONESSES Iacob Rinker C. D. McLellan Marie Dauqhtery I. M. Allen Richardson Diclcinson, Walker Ewing Ted whtdeck Dallas Zelger Sr. 1-X Q9 42--Q E OFFICERS MARY PEARSON ......... ...... P resident ..... .................. VERA VERDOS ' ,K ANNETTE DYAR ........ ...,...... S ecretary ................. VIRGINIA DETVVEILER -S I IRVALIEINE BRADLEY ......,... ................ T reasurer .................. MARY IUNE STUMPF E ARVETTA MCCLOUD ............ MARY E. BARKER ...... Corresponding Secretary .............. VIRGINIA CAIN Social Chairman .......... DOROTI-IEA HAYMAN MARY I. STUMPF ............... .......... C haplain ......... ......... P EARLE HOPKINS VIRGINIA DETWEILER ........ ........... M arshal .......... ........... A LICE LONG MARGARET SHARP ........... ............... C ustodian ........ ......... A NNE EMERSON VIRGINIA DETWEILER ............... Pledge Sponsor ..... -- 43 t nfs, ,J l ying! JU! l ,' 13' MEMBERS 194 0-41 '1 X Vera Bane Edith I-larrod Mary A, Townsend , ,N Lina Hakes Donna Koehler MQW Beth Brown 2 Georgia Peterman Venida Spainhower El more Grimm l X Katherine Wahl Louise Steinlicht ea ' Martha lean Crabtree Mary Helen Rice BGHY LOU F9919 Mary Ellen Wiseqarver Helen Wilson Marcella Meyers Hallie Mae Bishop ' Eihel Cheesman Barbara Pierce Erma White Pioletti Aldena Goetzinqer Virginia Tinkharn W Phyllis Friess Mary lo Achen Francesmary While ' Vera Ruth Isenhour lune Rollins Mary Kathryn Younqer PLEDGES Lorraine Armstrong Violet Ruiclc Amelia Mancuso Georgine Traylor Marguerite Worf OFFICERS OF DELTA ZETA SORORITY 1940-1941 1941-42 GEORGIA PETERMAN .................. ......... P resident ........ .......,.......... E DITI-I HAHROD MARY ELLEN WISEGARVER .......... ............ V ice-President .......... ..,....... M ARY A. TOWNSEND VERA BANE ........ ......... .................. .......... R e C ordinq Secretary ........ ................. D ONNA KOEHLER MARTHA JEAN CRABTREE ,........., ........ C orrespondinq Secretary .....,., .......... V ERA RUTI-I ISENHOUR FRANCES FELTER .................. .,............... T reasurer .........,.... ..................... F RANCES FELTER VENIDA SPAINHOWER ......... ...,... P arliamentarian ........ ......... M ARTHA lEAN CRABTREE LOUISE STEINLICHT ........ ........,. H istorian ....,... ............... M ARY HELEN RICE -44- DELTA ZETA Eureka College April 22, 1941 Dear Folks: The Delta Zeta girls started the year of 1940-1941 with rushing. We pledged twenty-one very fine girls. Very early in the year Lina l-lakes, as the Delta Zeta nominee, was chosen Homecoming Queen. At Homecoming, after much hard work We Won the prized trophy, by Winning first prize with our float and stunt and second With the pledge stunt. ln November we entertained all our patronesses and faculty wives at a tea. We had three big parties during the year. The last day of November We had our Winter formal, with the theme "St, Moritz Ball" being carried out in the blue and white decorations. On the first of March we had a Blitzkrieg party by turning the Lida's Wood dining room into an "Air Raid Shelter." ln May the formal dinner-dance was held at the Peoria Country Club. These, along with some weekly Friday night gatherings, pretty well filled our social calendar. The annual Christmas Party was held at the home of one of our alumnae, Charlotte Barker. The Birthday Dinner in February Was enjoyed by the undergraduates as well as by a very large number of alumnae. The pledge entertainment on the night before was also enjoyed very enthusiastically by all. The movies of the Delta Zeta Convention held last summer at Mackinaw Island were shown and explained by Georgia Peterman, our delegate to the national convention. Pi chapter along with the Peoria and Eureka alumnae chapters enter- tained at Illinois State Day at the Jefferson Hotel in Peoria on April 20. This was well attended by the other active chapters in Illinois as well as by the alumnae of the whole state of Illinois. About 150 people attended State Day. We entertained all of our mothers at a tea on May 18 in the Lida's Wood parlors. We are looking forward to a bigger and better year next year, including the celebration of Pi Chapter's twenty-fifth birthday. 1 must quit now and study as Prof gave us a long assignment for to- morrow. Your loving daughter, Georgia - 45 - PHI OMEGA Dear Folks: This has been another year of grand fun and fellowship among Phi Omegas. Our third floor has been the witness of many exciting affairs. At the beginning of the school year we climaxed a week of rushing and brought this year's pledge and active groups together for the first time at the Pledge Banquet. Soon after this we began work on the Homecoming stunt and float. lt seemed like a lot of work for just one day, but you were right about the fun it would be, too. You would scarcely have known your darling daughter as she stepped out with her escort to the "Lucky Star" party in November. Among our crowd were such celebrated personages as Mae West, W. C. Fields, Shirley Temple, and Baby Snooks. All year we had looked forward to one week-end in February when We held our annual Sweetheart Party, the 15th. lt was such fun and passed all too quickly. The formal did not end it as we were up early the next morning for initiation. To me this is one of the most wonderful events of the year. It gives all of us a thrill to see new girls wearing the Phi Omega pin. The same day at noon we celebrated the sorority's 2lst birthday. You remember, l told you about our Chicago alumnae chapter, although they were unable to come as were many other alums, they remembered us with a beautiful bouquet of Ophelia roses, the sorority flower. One of our new members gave us the bright idea of having a pot-luck dinner for our patronesses. This affair proved to be a great success as all our patronesses are good cooks and the food disappeared in a short time. That was surely delicious fudge that you sent for our May Basket serenadel lt was quite a problem to decide just who would get to hang the baskets at the various fraternity houses. lt was so nice having you here for the Mothers' tea that I wish you could come more often. l know you enjoyed meeting the other girls' mothers as much as l did. As I am writing this letter I can hardly wait until lune 6th, the date of our spring formal. lt is to be held at the Ivy Boat Club in Peoria. All of us are hoping for a warm summer evening and a nice full moon to bring a fitting climax to a wonderful year. Your loving daughter, Mariam .. 46 - ' " I I l img LMAO! el., U Li ACTIVES Virginia Allen Harriet Boo Virqinia Crczqq Mildred Ellimon Elizabeih Filziarrald Melo I-Iaufle Helen Hoffmann Belly Lamp Miriam Pottenqer Margie Schroeder Belly Trenary PLEDGES loan Bradford Eleanor Faris Maririlh I-Iumplmrey Evelyn Hungerford Ruth McGregor Marie McLean Eileen Spires Ruth Van Alsburq Dorothy Yardley l94D-41 BETTY LA M P .......... META I-IAUFFE ............ MARGIE SCHROEDER ....... . ...... .. MIRIAM POTTENGER., BETTY TRENARY .... ...... META HAUFFE .......... .X vi 914, 2 Elo . OFFICERS ..........President......... .......,..MIRIAM POTTENGER ..........Vice-Presidentn......... HAUFFE .,..Recordinq Secretary... Corresponding Secretary ......... ..... ..,. .. .... Treasurer .... .. .... .......Pleclqe Advisor.....,.... .........Cusioclian........ .........Rusl1 Caploin........ .. 47 ,- ELIZABETH FITZIARRALD BOO ..........BETTY TRENARY .............VlRGINlA ALLEN .......MARGIE SCHHOEDER ..........Mll..DRED ELLIMAN fn ' "ww BAKER ............ B. SHASTEEN ......... .. STEIN .............. MARSH ......... PIE ER ..,...... BUCHER ........ HOWELL .......... ........ OFFICERS ...High Alpha .... .....l-ligh Beia.....,.. ..l-ligh Gamma ........ ,. ......l-hgh Tau..,....... High Epsilon .......... ......l-ligh Phi.... .High Pi ....... ......MARSl-l ...JACOBS ........PlFER .........STEIN Sl-IASTEEN .TRAISTER .........l-IOVVELL - 48 - MEMBERS Floyd Arnold Merlin Baker Boyd Bucher Paul Flesor George Hake Edward lacobs Rexlord Lewis Wayne Loeb Iohn Makin Harley Mangold Harry Marsh Charles Pifer Richard Pollenger Gordon Rice Vernon Rohrer Kalmar Schneider Slanford Schneider Raymond Shasleen Bill Shasleen Harold Simon Howard Slein Leo Traisler Georqe Waggoner William Vilelsh PLEDGES Roberl Cheesman Russel Guskin Lyle Parr Dean Shull Donald Wallace Charles lanes Virgil Hanks William Thompson Robe-rl Lowe- Garwood Braun LAMBDA CHI ALPHA Dear Folks: I have just returned from attending the annual Open House at the Lambda Chi fraternity. While I was there, several of the fellows took me through the house and pointed out all the new improvements they have made. Their new recreation and chapter rooms certainly give the boys an excellent place for entertain- ment. The chapter has also redecorated their dining room and parlor and purchased a parlor rug, new china, and dining room chairs. While we were there in the recreation room I inquired about two pictures of former members and learned that one was of the Kappa Sigma Phi fraternity which was founded in l9l4. The other was of the Theta Kappa Nu National fraternity--founded in 1926. In September, l939, the Theta Kappa Nu and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternities found that their ideals and organizations were similar, and therefore merged, retaining the name of Lambda Chi Alpha. This resulted in ranking the fraternity third in size in the Greek world. The new Scrap Book was lying on the table, and naturally I had to satisfy my curiosity and glance through it. There were several issues of the Pegasus included. Four staff members are Lambda Chis. However, their biggest success has been in athletics this year. They had seven on the football team, and four men on the basketball squad. They also have several men on the track and baseball squads. Besides these assets to the school, the Lambda Chis have had outstanding intramural teams, and are leading their competitors now. They have some very interesting pictures that were taken at their "Pigge Feste," Sorority Tea Dances, Novelty Party, Spring Formal, and May Breakfast. "The Pigge Feste" is another name given to their Christmas Formal. It is carried out in the highest Old English regalia, and is one of our biggest events of the year on campus. The sorority tea dances were something new in campus entertainment and proved to be highly successful and enjoyable by everyone. The boys went rowdy for their Novelty Party and had for its theme, the Prison Party. lt was informal and an event for the students to really have fun. The Spring Formal and May Breakfast were held two days apart and proved to be very successful in entertaining their alumni. I came across .a very humorous sign reading "Scarlet Fever, Keep Out." Yes, the boys were quarantined, and were accompanied by Mrs. Grace Hewitt, known better as "Cookie," After closing the Scrapbook, the boys got to talking about' music, and I learned that the Lambda Chis have members in the Quartet, Opera, and Chapel Choir. They also have been well represented in dramatics, having three members in Alpha Epsilon Sigma, dramatic fraternity. See you soon. Love, Charles - 4Q -. PSI ALPHA LAMBDA Eureka, Ill. April 20, 1941 Dear Folks: We just finished our Birthday Banquet. We had a wonderful meal cooked up by our dear Mother Vanderwater, heard some swell speakers, including "Brick" Young, Bloomington Pantagraph Sports Editor, and topped it off with a heart-to-heart alumni meeting. At the meeting, we told the alumni how hard we had worked to obtain all our improvements, such as new wallpaper in every room, new beds, and other furniture. We also told them of our summer plans to paint the entire house and refurnish all the parlors downstairs. This went over great with the alumni and they reorganized their group with Garth Henrichs, '23, as chair- man. We gave the alumni a report on our activities for the year. Athletics were our strong point with the house contributing football, basketball, and baseball captains to the varsity teams as well as many players. We still have that big, golden intramural trophy. We had several members in Alpha Epsilon Sigma, and members of the Pegasus staff and the Prism staff were also represented. As you know, we believe in combining a sound education with a well- rounded extra-curricular program. This results in the ideal college and fra- ternity man. This is the idea our charter members had in mind in 1920 when Psi Alpha Lambda was born as a local fraternity at Eureka. Democracy, Personal Character, Scholarship, and Loyalty were their principles, and in the past twenty years, the chapter has lined its program on these ideals. The alumni were then informed of the good times they missed by not being present at the Christmas Party and the "Rogue's Brawl." The theme for the "Brawl" this year was, "Shipwrecked on a Desert Isle." The programs were really something. It turned out to be a gala affair. 'We also reminded them that the Spring Formal would be held at the beautiful Lacon Country Club. Oh yes, we also entertained the sororities and the faculty with teas earlier in the year. These proved to be highly entertaining and very conducive to getting acquainted. Your loving son, Sid 150+ wwWf"7 Wi fyf ffwfy Clair Dyer Earl Peters Sid Procliaslia Larry Grant Gene Kiiclc lohn Erst Norman Storm Robert Kittleson Robert Morrow Paul Doclqe Richard Rideout Thomas Vasla 1940-41 NORMAN S'l ORM ............. SIDNEY PROCHASKA .......... LARRY GRANT EARL PETERS... lOl-IN ERST ....... HAROLD DECK ....... EUGENE KIICK ........ MEMBERS Frank Filer Harold Deck Glen Voorhees Robert Sebek lrvinq Melville Donald Weisner Donal Bradley Elmer Zima Frank Kovacl: PLEDGES Glen Bruner William Crump Douglas Shoal! OFFICERS . ........ Presiclentn.. Herbert l-lasenyager lack Mooney Herman Chiaradia lames Mracek Arthur Burton Robert Davis Edward Thom men lack Norris lack Swanson William Pruitt Robert Waldron Norman Elder . ....... Vice-President ....... .. .........Secretary.... ........,Treasurer.... .........Cliaplain.... ..........Mc1rshal......... , ........ Guard ....... -51- .,...........lOl-IN ERST ....,......EUGENE KIICK ROBERT KITTLESON .GLEN VOORHEES ........HERBERT HASENYAGER PIFER ROBERT SEBEK Nr f, , X., xx, x. B gi . at X 1 X , Xxx Nl X Na ."xk l N- 1- ' X xr bi Q3 In .Q H' r ' thi. .ut 'tv X, Q H' is f , Nz. N. " K sv x. F XX. s 5 x-N l N 54544. N., ntl .xt g. tk X XJ 'x 1940-41 ROGER ROSS ..............,. lOl-IN l-IIGHLA NDER .......... VICTOR VISSERING ...,... ,. FRANK HALPIN ............. RAY BEADLES .............. NELSON BLACKMORE ....,... BEN STREID .................... MARCUS HERTEL .......... Ray Beadles George Brush Iohn Corcoran Iohn Becker Hal Bilyeu Nelson Blackmore Robert Gard Frank I-lalpin Marcus Heftel Iohn Highlander Dan Cahill Warren Cant OFFICERS .......,..Prytanis.......... .........Epi-Prylanis.......... .........Grammateus......... 1941-42 .........RAY BEADLES ......,..EUC-LENE SEMON .....,,..Crysophylos........., .........TOMMIE STINSON ......,.....His1or,..... ..........l-Iypophetes.......... ..........Pylortes.... ........Heqemon......... ACTIVES Robert Howard Herbert Kohler Richard Moore Paul Pearson Donald Pile Robert Rhoades Robert Riqgle Glenn Rosenlooom Roger Ross Eugene Semon PLEDGES Philip I-lasselvander Loyd Lovell Milton Nix GLENN ROSENBOOM .....,...ROBERT RIGGLE ..........DONALD PILE ........WARREN WHITE Arthur Sterrenberq Thomas Stinson Ben Streicl Edward Taylor lohn Tomb Edwin Van Biesbroeck Victor Visserinq Warren White Gil lones Iames Williams lack Waite TAU KAPPA EPSILON Dear Mother and Dad: Because the grass and leaves are green, because every afternoon hears the crack of bat against ball on Mc- Kinzie Field, because on these warm nights no one with his date bothers any more to sneak into Burgess Hall, because all the Seniors were billed at the beginning of this quarter their dollar and a half for cap and gown-because of these unmistakable signs, we know the school year is about at an end. It's about time we put old Iota Chap- ter of Tau Kappa Epsilon to bed for the summer. She's had a busy year, and sort of yawns for cr rest before she begins an even busier one in Septem- ber. The grass in the yard will grow a little ragged, the dust under the radi- ator will thicken a bit, the beds in the dormitory will have nothing but bare mattresses to weight them down, and the grandchildren of last year's moths will starve for Want of sustenance in the closets. . And there will be no one around to enjoy the quiet! All year we've wanted to snip Gil's vocal chords, and now that the house will be completely rid of him for three months, none of us will be here to enjoy it. The plaster in Hassie's room promises to stay up for twelve Whole weeks, since Corky won't be tap- dancing on the floor above. And the back parlor will be strangely devoid of Bead1e's and Stinson's loud voices argu- ing the number of Tennessee women each had entranced. lf only he'd stick around, old Fuddy-duddy Boss would have easy pickin's maintaining quiet hour! But in order for there to be a begin- ning, there must be an end. It was that Way last summer: remember how thank- ful we were in September for the rest t?l we had had? Twenty-two pledges to handle was no snap! You can't bring hell-raisers from Connecticut and New York, along with a braggard from Vir- ginia, into the cream of Illinois' youthful nitroglycerin and expect to have a cus- tard pudding. Especially not with one from Missouri thrown in! So we had the sad instance of the hanging of Slocum Ioe to the tree in front of the Wood. And there was the bugle call in the cemetery in the dead of night, The Trip Of The Three Musty Tears for The Ride Of The Little Red Wagonl, and the loss of Doc I-Iarrod's sleep on the eve of the barbarian inva- sionj But once in a while the riotous pledges rallied in the ranks of the noble actives to bring a rumbling chariot first across the line one Homecoming night, by themselves they brought home the winning pajama race baton. And there was the float that "washed up" Burling- ton, the stunt that did nothing in par- ticular but spray imaginary laughing gas all over the gym, and the method- ical, abused Red Devil who ground Baby Burlington to Baloney hour after hour amid Cyclopian-infant cries, each of which help to put the Homecoming trophy on top of the medieval piano. By and large ours was a dumb pledge class twhat active would ever admit otherwise?l but they helped follow up last year's scholarship victory with a first-place standing among Greek men the first half of this year. As to their brawn, we won't go into that-touch- football, basketball, and such. But like football, basketball, and such. l'll be seeing you before long. Your loving son, Iota -53- Eureka College April 30, 1941 Dear Folks: I want to tell you about the sports We have here for girls. There is tennis, golf, badminton, basketball and archery. lust outside town there is a nice golf course. Our golf class goes out there. That is after we have first acquired the fundamentals in the gym. Then we go out and try to make a hole in three at least. The golf course was just beautiful last fall when the leaves turned all colors. But I'm talking about sports. The Archery Class formed a club very appropriately named "The Robin Hood Club." They have to make a certain score from a distance and they get a colored tassel. This isn't very definite but l don't want to go into detail. There were basketball and badminton tournaments at the end of the season. This year a trophy was awarded to the winner of the badminton tournament-Flo Bell. Tennis class meets in the spring and fall. It's loads of fun. l'm taking it this spring. ln fact, just about everyone is taking it. l just looked at the clock and it's time ta go bat a few balls now. Love, Jeanne Frerlaman Walla Eureka College October 3, 1940 Dear Mother: Remember how l griped about walking to school? Well, I walked plenty the other night and no griping was done either. About eleven o'clock the actives came roarin' through the rooms, made us get up, comb out our hair fmine was nice and damp, at thatl dress, and then they herded us over to the gym-a giggling mass of feminine bewilderment. At the gym we found an equally bewildered herd of fellows. When all were there, Roger Ross flawsy, he has pretty eyesll took charge and started the show. First came the trial-our crime being that we had not attended Eureka College before. Our pun- ishment was to perform an embarrassing stunt be- fore the high and mighty seniors and the faculty. And, oh! what fertile minds those seniors have! First Lorraine Armstrong and Loyd Lovell had to sing, "I Love You Truly"-I think it's sorta anernic anyway and they didn't give it any tune transfusion. Milton Nix and Betty Lou Fogle gave a tender love scene-very touching, if you get what I mean. They made one girl swim through the air, and some hulking guys do a ballet dance. There was one girl there whom they say has "six personalities" and they made her demonstrate them on six fellows- yipel Then they blindfolded us and took us out about five miles in the country and dumped us-the idea was to walk back. Sooool We walked back. Of course they made a point of giving us very un- congenial companions,-'nuff said. About three in the morning we ended up at Rohrer's for hamburgers. We were so hungry we could have eaten leather and so thirsty even the water tasted good. fSome bright youngster called it "iron filings slightly moistenecl."D That, mother dear, is the famous Freshman Walk. There's a huge French assignment staring me be- tween the eyes, so, love and goodnight- "Puss" ,411 - I 'I 1 -55- Y PUNKIN CENTER Eureka College October I6 l94U Dear Mother Th1s 1S Sunday nrght October 16 and Ive Just l1ved through another hflarrous week end Th1s trme 1t was the occaslon of the Eureka Pumpkrn Festrval In case I havent told you before Eureka 1S the pumpkfn center of the world Last year the Eureka brg shots dec1ded to celebrate the pumpkrn season wfth a fe-st1val and to make 1t an annual affarr 1f 1t were successful It was so we had another th1s year The excltement began Prfday afternoon wrth the crownrng of the Pumpkrn Queen Mrss Sue Ftmker daughter of one of our own Eureka College professors was chosen most popular g1rl th1s year 1n a contest that went on for weeks and whxch we had all watched zealously It was thr1ll1ng seerng last year s queen Mary Ehzabeth Barker place her crown on Sue s head hearrng the rad1o men broadcast the proceedrngs be1ng bl1nded by the flash flash flash of cameras Then Frrday n1ght there were two street dances We wore ourselves out runmng back and forth between the two and stopplng rn between to watch the program be1ng put on by the Pontrac I-hgh School Aerfal Crrcus They were accomphshed artfsts for the1r age Saturday afternoon came the b1g parade tl was lookmg forward anxrously to th1s slnce I had recelved a letter from Pres1dent D1ck1nson askrng me to rlde on the college floatl After much confusron dec1d1ng what a typ1cal colleg gfrl would wear to a football game I flnally Jorned the float out ln front of the Wood Someone handed me a placard wfth Im from Hometown prfnted on 1t Clamberlng onto the float I notfced that all the rest of the klds had the same krnd of placards only the1rs sard Im from New York -and Par1s St LOUIS Cleveland Chrcago and other blg rmportant places Dfd I feel lucky! gettmg to rrde fn th1s delegat1on' The queen wfth her court of four attendants rode on one of the floats The other floats were entered 1n the parade by busrness flrms and fraternal and club orgamzatfons from Eureka and sur roundlng towns The prrze went to a float w1th a huge pumpkfn mounted on 1t Saturday nrght was the frnale and cllrnax of th1s b1g affa1r The famous Anson Weeks and hrs orchestra played for a blg dance at the college gym naslum And here agarn the hghts were flashlng and the cameras were chck mg Everyone was buzz1ng around and excrtement was the theme of the even1ng I put th1s mght away m my memory box to be taken out days and months and years hence examfned fondly and put carefully back for future emoyment After the melee of last nrght today has been rather a let down It s a good thfng though so I could do a b1t of study1ng After church th1s AM and dmner at noon I settled down to an afternoon of Shakespeare Tonrght Ive been thmkmg over the events of the weekend and I Just had to wrlte them to someone so I plcked on you Mother dear I must close now and sleep after such an act1ve two days May I have my allowance early th1s week I need 1t after so much weekend1ng Your lovrng daughter Betty Iayne I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 ' 1 11 1 11 1 1 , . 1 1 1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 11 1 - 1 1 1 1 11 1 11 1 , T . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 , ' 1 I 1- 1 . . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' 1 FLUNK DAY Eureka College October 9, l94U Dear Folks: Am I ever tired out, but in spite of the fact l'm about to go asleep at my desk, I'm going to stay up until I get this letter finished. l wrote you about the Freshman Walk, and now I will tell you all about Flunk Day. This morning we all Went to class as usual, but at 8:30 the whistle on the heating plant started rending the air, which was the signal for the fun to begin. From then on it was one mad rush to get our books together and get out of class-'cause this was the herald of Flunk Day. In one large mob we surged over to the chapel where the president of the Senior class told us how to dress. The freshmen were to come with the boys dressed as girls and the girls dressed as boys. The sophomores came as hoboes, the juniors as babies, and the seniors as their own distinguished selves. After everyone was rigged up they held a snake dance all the way in to town, with everyone riding-except us freshmen. After praising Allah and those seniors in front of the high school and around the stop-light, we had to walk all the way out to Flunk Hill- a distance of Zh miles. After we finally trudged our weary way out to the hill, the upperclassmen, who had ridden by and jeered at us, had started a soft ball game, but I was much too tired to play. Then lunch-the best part of the whole day. The seniors served us cafeteria style, and I ate so many hot dogs cmd beans I didn't know if I was ever going to move again or not. After everyone had rested sufficiently, the freshmen and the sophomores had their traditional tug-of-war across the creek, and once again the freshmen were triumphant, pulling the sophomores in twice. When all the excitement had ceased, everyone journeyed back into town and was treated by the theatre to a free show. At night we went to a dance at the gym. You can see your son has been very busy, but will try to write whenever possible. Pop, if this keeps up, I'll need more cash! As ever, B111 - 58 - .1 1. The Freshman Walk . . . 2. Music . . . 3. Mealtirne . . . 4. Praise io Seniors 5. Upperclassmen ride . . . 6. Bums! . . . 7. Sweat, Sophornores! . . . 8. Fight Freshmen! .. . . 9. In the drink . . . 10. Freshll . . . 11. Zieqiield girls? . . 12. Another bum! . . . 13. Iust a Freshman . . . 14. EEK! .-5Q-. omecomin Eureka College November l, 1940 Dear Folks: The Greeks may have their Hell Weeks and l'll take three of them to every week ot pre-Homecoming "daze" Up at five-practice, practice--people late - kids absent - everybody with colds-crepe paper, to be ruffled-cos tumes! Don't mention costumes! They give me the creeps,-I have night- mareshl wake up screaming, seeing visions of half clothed individuals ap- pearing in our stunt, of standing before a Homecoming audience holding the remains of a basted-together formal about me, lt's horrible. l'm practically walking in my sleep. I dread going to sleep in class as Professor Crosman has the habit of sending nappers home with an extra pamphlet to write up and re- port on. Black crepe paper leaves such lovely black stains on your hands. Then there was the little matter of trying to build things on a steel truck and keep every- thing irom sliding off. My architectural genius is practically nil, so I was a great help. The float committee crawled up and down the corridor all night sew- ing on ruifles. We have them all laid out and we'll perform the last rites for them at the earliest possible conven- ience tdetinitely after Homecomingl. l'll have to get to bed or they will be preparing a pine box for me. Your very tired and worn-out daughter, Frances Eureka College November 7, 1940 Dear Folks: Well, another Homecoming has come and gone. lt really was swell seeing all the kids again. The Homecoming play "First Lady" was given October 25. Georgia Peter- 60- man, Irvalene Bradley, Iohn Highlander and Merlin Baker had the leads in the play. It really was a huge success and everybody seemed to like it. After the play everybody went to Darst Street Where the fraternity boys ran their pa- jama and chariot races. It's always so cold for this. I pity the boys. The Friday activities were brought to a close with a pep meeting back campus. We all stood around cc large bonfire, sang school songs and listened to a short speech by Larry Grant, our football captain. Saturday was the most beautiful, summer-like day. It dawned bright and fair and by one P. M. most of the floats had been pulled and pushed downtown to the parade. They were certainly gorgeous as long as they stayed to- gether. That afternoon we played a wonder- ful football game and beat Burlington 7-6. That was only the beginning of a lovely day. Oh, I forgot to tell you, Lina Hakes was our Homecoming Queen and led the parade. She made a lovely one, too. That night the Greeks gave their stunts for the alums and I must say most of it did rival "Hell's-A- Poppin'." Iohnny Dyar's orchestra played that night for the dance in the gym which was decorated in red, white and blue. The fraternity houses all held forth in a blaze of glory and sound, each outdid the other in house decora- tions, or at least tried to. Some of the house decorations were highly mechan- ized. On Sunday morning, Reverend Sal- mon gave a church service particularly for alumni and college students. And so Homecoming is over. More things happened this last week! Nelson Blackmore, one of the boys at school, was in what might have been a serious accident when a car he was riding in, rolled over. I-Ie was going to Rockford-of course. The social activities of the near future are the W.A.A. Hike: lunior Class All- School Dance: and College Vesper Services. I guess this closes my letter until next time. Love, Mary Rv. Babe! In The Wood Eureka College September 23, 1940 Dear Folks: I'll bet you've been wondering about the place we live in. You saw it when you brought me down but I wanted to tell you about it. All of the girls eat in the same dining room here in the "Wood," as we call it, even the girls who live in the "I-Iall." I told them, "I'll bet it's cold to run over here in the winter time," but they said "No, it gives you an appetite." The dining room is very nice. It has Venetian blinds and rose and green wallpaper. They told us that Mrs. May Dickinson, the Presidents mother, had just had it redecorated. She gave a lot oi new furniture for the parlor, too, last year. You see some oi the girls on the work plan work in the kitchen, helping to prepare the food. I have sent some snapshots along, of some of these people-you see they really work fast in the serving room when the meal is ready--it's lots of fun to watch them "Shove the food out." There is a picture here of some of the girls, B. I. Faulkner and Bobby, studying. We are supposed to study each night from 8 to IO:3O, but practically no one does except the pledges of the sororities and fraternities. This picture is just a "pose," but it looks real, doesn't it? Sometimes you see someone studying, a few people seem to study, or at least they must, because some people make scholars. I am also sending a picture ot us getting our mail. When we first came we didn't know when the mail came in and we spent hours sitting' downstairs waiting for the postman. But we soon found out when "Chris" came. That isn't his real name. It's Kenneth Carr. And now whole mobs of us gang up on him every day. He really whistles to let us know he's coming. He's the most popular man on campus, no doubt about it! I really like it here. We have lots of fun in the dorm at night, too. Sometimes we have spreads and dance. I'll write again soon: I have to crack a book now. Your loving daughter, Louise X54 ZZQ -9' -EMM fffffw4,55 vmdfifdmlz amz jfwafage 4712 . If jj 1 X Q Ist in-Ei U 'L 1.2 f. la ' -In Pilizxv f,-Q71 . A .2 . , 1. . . A as 1 , 'A fig' 1n.:'?"' " - Q' '1' Z A - i I T . 1'.-'s K f 5 , A A '. " AQ QQ in ,. ,fy , 1 . Y .?,,!.4,pn,,, 1-1 Q . 5' " 2157? . .Q .fr - .. 55" ' "' N .m 'j' ,, :'i."Jl , .0f'f'5f'? ff 1 ' . .,r:"" 1' 7' Q' . b g .ff ' kg, l , f . .- , - l 1 .,. fy an, A ,R ., fl' ,T ff- If jf.. - , '- -2 " T- ' I . "' ' A ,K 3 ,Q I 1-1' N4 Ef""'Q n nv f Dv .. - . v' 2 f K . W ' Ai' 1' ff- Y it , I wg, efze . Eureka College April l5, 1941 Dear Folks: Well Spring is here at last. It was just in time, too, because this weather was driving me insane. It took a mental wizard to decide whether to wear winter or spring clothes. Everyone on campus had a cold and it got to the place where everybody dripped like leaky faucets. The ground is a bit dampish but Mike is already losing trade as the campus dates move to the old kegging grounds tkeg is "Eureka" tor picnicl. You know there' is something about spring that defies explanation. It has a peculiar effect on students in particular. lt's like a shot in the arm which pro- duces both an exhilaration and a dry blue mood. The victim's attention in class is sadly lacking and he is increasingly susceptible' to the opposite sex. Even those who have love-wolfed it all year-are looking with new interest upon the joys of love in bloom, spring, and back campus on a moonlight night, etc. The ten o'clock crush has moved from the lighted halls of the dorms to the more discreet and sheltering shadow "neath the elms upon the campus." Mrs. Frane and Mrs. Vissering have initiated Mr. Schmitt and Dr. Nies into their sorority of moaning housemothers, Psi, Psi, Psi. Martha lean and Losch are the newest pledges. The organization is actively wailing at the indiscreet mess of the dormitory inhabitants. Who are they to inhibit love? I'm remembering, wistfully, that gorgeous chocolate cake upon the kitchen table. Chint, hintl. Love, Mary -54.- T 511 M9 Y Dem' Diary: I fbink ifs IOUC'-I really Jo. He is so 'lU0lIIlC'l'jcIl1-lllld SlJl'fllg,S bare- -55- MQW g,W3Wf D 7-iw Qian ina e Eureka College lune 2, 1941 Dear Folks: This is the last week of school, and, it is a pretty busy time. This is senior week and We have graduation this weekend. I do hope you will be able to come up tor it. We are going to have Baccalaureate Sunday morning, and a very good speaker is engaged. Please do come for I will be expecting you. You know, I am not sure I want to graduate after all. I have been looking forward to graduation ior a long time and could hardly Wait for it to get here, but we have had such a lovely spring and the time has gone so iast, because there is so much to do. Each Greek letter organization has had a formal this spring, and the Seniors have been practicing their play, "Night Must Fall," and we had to keep the Iuniors from finding our fruit cake. It has really been a lovely spring-all taken together, even ii I did have to look for a job. It makes one sort oi sad to think about not coming back to school next tall, but then I will be glad to have moved on in lite and really started to do some- thing useful. Of course a lot of the boys will have to go into the army, and they are not so happy about that. Some of them don't mind, tho. I was just remembering the day we had senior skip day. That was a wonderful clay,-you remember my telling you about it. We Seniors all left our classes and went oii on a day's vacation. It was one of the happiest days I have known in college, aside from my sorority lite experiences, because we Seniors came to know one another so well that day. We just realized for the .- 55- first time that we were one group of real friends, We were the few that were left of the many that had started in our class. We were happy and carefree that day and held together by four years of constant association at school. It was a wonderful event for all of us. When you get close to graduation you sort of remember all the good times you have had in college, and you forget the things that happened that weren't so nice. I am so anxious for graduation to come, but then I dread it, too. I will be proud to get my diploma, but the thing I actually dread is the Ivy Ceremony, when the Seniors plant the Ivy and are cut loose one by one. That seems so final, somehow. Oh, I do hope you will come soon, for everything here is in such a rush, and I have an exam to take and our play is the seventh, and I Wish it were all over. Yet I will be sorry to leave Eureka-I have learned 'to like it very much here in these four years. It has been my home, and we have had so much fun. I am sure that I will be back next Homecoming! You know, I can hardly wait until Homecoming! Love from your daughter, Eloise ...SY- WE TRAVEL TO LEARN Eureka College February 10, 1941 Dear Folks: lust back from three Very busy days in the big city of Chicago with the psychology-sociology classes. We started out on our tour Friday night at the I-lull House, the community center for part of the low rent district. We ate dinner in their dining room and from the size of the steak we got for 50 cents, I think I contributed to the cause. The feud between Prof. Berry and Vera Verdos, however, was well worth the money. After dinner we went through the establishment but managed to sneak away in time to get to the "Aragon" to hear Dick Iurgens. Boy, has he got a band! We really had a swell time. But, oh after the dance! The Aragon is 4,800 North, the girls were staying at 7,100 South, and we weren't too sure we were even going in the right di- rection. After several hours we finally found the place they were staying and went in search of Bill Welsh's uncles. After several inquiries, numerous map studies, and a walk to the wrong house, we finally roused somebody, and crawled into bed not many hours away from the time to get up. SANTA FE TRAILWAYS BUS DEPOT Eureka, Illinois Phone 91 Art Burton. Prop. FRESH CIGARS CIGARETTES MAGAZINES NOTIONS -68- We met next morning tor rather the same morning? at a police station in the "Area of Homeless Men." After showing us through the station, the guide took us through the area. Boy l've seen dives tfrom a distance of coursel but they were palaces in comparison to places in this district. We went through a "flop" house where you get a night lodging, coffee, rolls and "cooties" all for 15 cents. Talk about your smells! My stomach was doing flip-flops before we got out. But one of the most interesting parts to me was our trip through Maxwell Street. All the stuff you've heard about is no bunk. They are really super- salesmen. They sell shoes by the pound-three pounds for a quarter. Ioe Schneider was our bargaining agent but didn't have much success. He did get them down about 50 per cent though. By this time, most of us were ready to find a nice soft spot and die, but "Simon l..egree" Berry shoved us into cars and gave orders to meet at the "Commons" The Commons does not serve meals so We went to an Italian Restaurant, and boy was the spaghetti delicious. "Whiz" White and "Billy" Welsh had a great time flirting with the waitress. As if we hadn't seen enough of Chicago, we drove around the city for several hours before starting homeward. Now comes the sad part. lust out of Chicago we had car trouble. Hours and hours at a garage while the mechanic scratched his head and wondered why the "darned" thing wouldn't work. Well, we finally got home about five-thirty in the morning, ready to go to bed and die. Dad, the trip was a little more expensive than I thought. In fact I borrowed about three dollars from Ray Shasteen. He says he needs it, so would you send me a check? A little extra wouldn't hurt-I have a few other obligations. Wayne. FOR WOMEN FOR MEN Hosiery Shaving Cream Lingerie After-Shave Powder Socks Rouge Neckties Lipstick Billfolds Handkerchiefs Pipes Stationery Ash Trays Gloves-Scarfs Handkerchiefs Dentifrices Shirts Novelties Shorts THE BEN FRANKLIN STORE M. Smith L. Sm ith SONG SESSICN Eureka, College March 5, l94l Dear Folks: l'm sitting here defying the laws of gravity by leaning back in a straight chair with my legs propped up on the desk and writing this on my kneesp the chair's going to slip out from under me any minute. Yesterday I acquired a delightful cold, so on one side of me is a quart of grape fruit juice by orders of Phyllis, the nurse. Mrs. Dieker, the cook, baked the most delicious rolls for supper tonight. When we have them, we just ignore the rest of the meal. Most of us eat about tive apiece, but Amelia ate twelve and Betty Lou ate about ten. tThey were Working in the kitchen? There was a basketball game to- night tCoach Ave's boys won, of course? so during dessert we swung out into some good old Eureka pep songs. Barbara Burgess always plays for us and Kate Wahl usually leads the sing- ing, although Flo Bell did tonight. There's nothing like one of these song sessions to really put some school spirit into you. Then just after Miriam Pot- tenger opened the doors for us to leave the dining room, we all stood up and sang the Alma Mater. I don't believe there's a person who doesn't feel a certain thrill when they stand and sing that song. I can't explain it, but at times that last verse can almost send tears to one's eyes. Can you imagine it? I'm almost be- ginning to sound sentimental. I'd better close. Besides there's a bull session going on in one ot the other rooms and it l don't get in on it while they're tear- ing every one else apart, they'll start in on me. Love, Helen Eureka New Hampshire Reds "The Profitable Breed for Poultrymenu "The Home of Good New Hampshiresu ROYAL KAYS RALPH IMHOFF Eureka. Illinois 170- INTRAMURAL Eureka College March 27, 1941 Dear Folks: Looks after last night like a close intramural race. The Pals were in the lead up till basketball and then the Lambda Chi's won it. The Pals came in second. Then the Lambda Chi's won more points over the Pals in badminton and the Tekes and Independents both crept on the Lambda Chi's and Pals. It now looks like the race will be a real dog tight with horse-shoe, tennis, and softball still on the schedule. The standings now show Lambda Chi Alpha with 103 points, Pals with 89, Tekes with 78, and the Independ- ents 36. I'm pretty tired and must close, base- ball you know. Your son, Don. When You Have Occasion To Eat Up Town go to HAECKER'S RESTAURANT "A Good Place to Eat" FLOWERS FOR EVERY OCCASION Eureka Greenhouse Call 252 urelea Knoll! A new subdivision one-fourth mile west of Eureka. In natural beauty these home sites are unsurpassed in Woodford County, located on the west bluff of Walnut Creek, overlooking the valley and Golf Course on the one side, and the beautiful rolling Prairie on the other. Hard maple, elm, hackberry, locust, and oaks, provide plenty ot shade. Water, telephone, and electric service in the rear of every lot. No alleys: no poles along any street. Restrictions ample to protect and satisfy the most discriminating. I. W. KENNELL, Proprietor. -711 SENIOR HUB-BUB Eureka College March 8, 1941 Dear Folks: I just got back from senior meeting. What a time! Georgia Peterman, prexy, called the meeting to order at ten which was a signal for everybody to start talking. When the hub-bub died down, we discussed plans for a basketball game between the faculty and the town merchants. Reason: we need cash and plenty of it for the fruit cake, dance, etc., etc. Thus we are going to have a game with the respec- tive captains, Coach Ave and Otto Wagner, jumping center. We had refreshments tonight, coffee and doughnuts, so as a result, every- one was there. Baker broke all stand- ing records on the amount of dough- nuts one can consume at one sitting. After everyone was gorged, order was restored and we discussed invitations, caps and gowns and the like. Gee, after four years, we have attained some degree of importance! We also wrote out our list of activities during our college career. Dyer wanted to know how to spell "marshall," upon which he was promptly showered with slightly used doughnuts. This awaken- ed Iohn Tomb who voted "aye" on the basketball idea and rolled over again. Faulkner suggested we put in a dollar apiece in the senior fund and save ourselves a lot of work trying to raise the money. This almost started a riotp however, it! did accomplish bringing the meeting to a close. Bar- bara and Roger walked out, blissfully mumbling about the advantages of be- ing a senior-twelve o'clock permis- sion, I mean. Bye, now. Love, Sid. Tba14kS T0 You! MI'CHAEL'S SWEET SHOP To the students and faculty of Eureka College: Thanks to you! It has indeed been a pleasure to serve you this year as it has been in the past and as I know it will be in the future. Your patronage has been sincerely appreciated and I remain indebted to you lor it. There will always be cr kind spot in my heart lor youths with ambition to get ahead in lite by securing an education. To you Seniors, I offer my best wishes for you to enjoy all the success and hap- piness tliat I know you deserve. To the rest of the students and faculty. the same, and I am looking forward to see- ing you around next year, along with many new faces whom it is always a pleasure to meet and to know. It has been a pleasure to cooperate with the college in all of its activities as I fully recognize your cooperation with me. Thanking you again for your patron- age and wishing you all the luck in the world. l remain, Sincerely yours, M. G. CHIANAKAS "Mike" 1VIichael's Sweet Shop Phone 80 Eureka. Ill. -72- T 6 fllailman Eureka College March 14, 1941 Dear Mom and Dad: The mailman just brought your letter with those most welcome of all pic- tures: George Washington's on the iront of some green backs. I'll write only a note this time as we're having a test in Humanities and maybe I ought to study. lAnd howl? This past Week we've been going through Dante's "Inferno" and now we're ready to start Shakespeare. That's quite a relief, for I didn't like the "Inferno" and it just burned me up to have to read it. Ouchl that pun was p-u-n-kl My roommate and I have been try- ing to decide under which ot Dante's classifications we'd come. According to that, every Saturday morning when I have to get up early tor the work plan, l'm eligible to gurgle in mud lpunish- ment for the gloomy and wrathfull. I-Ie could be put in the place for ilatterers, for he can sure dish out a line! You will probably receive my mid- term letter today. Now I shouldn't wor- ry about it at all, if I were you. You know, it's only natural that the Profs don't exactly brag about how well a students doing right in the middle of the term for fear the student will get overly-confident. Shall write again soon-probably a card next week. Your loving son, Lou. P.S. Disregard the "and howl" at the end ot the tirst paragraph. One of the fellows wrote that in while I was out of the room. Central Sporting Goods Co. WHOLESALE 6 RETAIL Phone 7940 519 Main Street Peoria, Illinois O. E. CORBIN'S MARKET The home of quality meats HHOWDY FOLKS I'M REDDY" V Your Electric Servant. Kilowcrtt 0 CENTRAL ILLINOIS LIGHT COMPANY - EUREKA Compliments of EUREKA HARDWARE 6 FURNITURE CO. and WASHINGTON HARDWARE 61 FURNITURE CO. R. Klaus R. Herbst IN PEORIA PURTMAN SPURT GUUDS G. N. PORTMAN CO. 122 N. Adams Phone 3-3745 U76 Like . . . R OHRER if SANDWICHES . . . MILK SHAKES GOOD COFFEE Eureka College Iune 8, 1941 Dear Folks: l'll be home tomorrow if all goes well. I'm dying to see you, yet I hate to leave Eureka. I helped the kids get things packed and organized if you call what we do organizing. So many amusing things happen when we begin to break up house- keeping. Violet and Eleanor were arguing over the ownership of a sweater CThey wear each other's clothes so much that they don't know which belongs to whichl. Amelia was screaming up and down the halls hunt- ing for someone to help her carry things downstairs-and then there is Martha lean! I peeked around the door and there she was in a perfect quandry of perfume, shoes, hats, books, books, books, and then lots of just "things." It takes a station wagon making two trips a day, and two days to move her out of the "dorm." It's sort of a combined effort of all the "dorm" inhabitants but we finally get her off each vacation and back in each fall. l'Ve often wondered how We do it. We took all the tacks out of the corridor rug, rolled it up, and put it, with all the furniture, in the chapter room and locked the door. That made me feel all funny inside. It was like locking up a part of your life with a definite finality. PRISM PATRONS A. L. WARGO, Plumber MOBERLY'S BARBER SHOP NICKEL G ROTH, Grocery BLANCHE'S BEAUTY BOX DON PIOLETTI, Attorney B. H. SCHUMACHER, Ieweler BLUNK'S BARBER SHOP OTTO WAGNER, Clothing S. G. HARROD, IR., Attorney DAWSON'S DRUG STORE 174.- 'I maboas Heinie came around to pick up the bags and take them down to the sta- tion. He growled a lot as usual but as always he did all he could. Then came saying good-by and good-luck to all. Leave takings are often tearful but always there is "I'll see you at summer meeting," "l'1l write, honest I will, but you write first," "Gosh, l'll miss you," and on and on. When the last car has been crammed to over flowing and the last hail and farewell said, Mrs, "V" closes the doors to the empty rooms and corridors and school is over for another year. Love, Edith. A HEYL Moron COMPANY Chevrolet Oldsmobile Pontiac SALESMAN SERVICE Phone 95 "Everything for College Girls" DRESSES HOSIERY LINGERIE PANTIE-GIRDLES SHIRTS BLOUSES Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics TRY OUR CLEANING SERVICE for THAT HSPOTLESS APPEARANCE" Leeds 8: Elliot PHONE 1776 S. H. MOORE Art Foto Shop 409 N. MAIN ST. BLOOMINGTON, ILL. Official Portrait Photographer for "The Prism" Since 1930 DICKINSON 61 ALLEN Complete Building Service Established 1873 R. I. Dickinson, Ir. '23 R. T. Allen '25 Phone 27 Eureka, Illinois Home Owned Home Operated Lightfoot Oil Co. The Home of Friendly Service The Woodford Coungf oumul P R I N T E R S PUBLISHERS Eureka The Printers of The Pegasus Sneak N zlgbt Eureka College October 28, 1940 Dear Sue, l'd certainly hate to put any ideas into your sweet little head, but this is too good to waste on a mere diary. You'd have wanted to sneak out, tool l've never seen such a night. After our dates my roommate yanked me into the bathroom and said: "Well,- - - and - - - want to know if we'd like to go for a walk tonight. Want to try it?" I remembered what a super night it was and said scat to my nice set of principles and - - - made the ar- rangements to meet the fellows shortly after eleven back of the Ad Building. I shudder to think how foolish we were to do it while Ma Frane and some of the kids were still batting around. We put on our house coats over our clothes and went down the fire escape to the basement. We just about had the pro- verbial hissy when we tripped over some of the crepe paper decorations from Homecoming that were piled in front of the chapter room. lt sounded like an air raid! When we got to the ping-pong table in the basement we shed our robes and sneaked up the stairs and out the front door, taking care to leave the door ajar. Then we started to beat it. Dumb me ran right across the street under the street light past Gunzenhauser Hall and the presi- dent's house. But no one saw us and we had a marvelous time-walking, of course. About two we slipped in, quite well pleased with ourselves. I wouldn't ad- vise you to try it though-it's an awful mental strain to know that getting caught means a letter to your parents and a two week dorm campus. The campus wou1dn't be so bad, but I don't relish the idea of the letter. Puss. -75- ONE-ACT PLAYS Eureka College Ianuary 18, 1941 Dear Folks, Last night I went to the one act play -they give them the first two terms. You'd have liked them-it's too bad that blizzard threw a monkey-wrench in your plans to come. The lirst one was "HAPPY IOURNEYH by Thornton Wilder. That was inter- esting in more ways than one. It was written as an experimental play before he wrote his famous "OUR TOWN". Gad! but it was funny to see Pearle Hopkins and the rest getting in and out of cars that weren't there and opening invisible doors. lt leaves a lot--oh, a very great deal to the imagination! Others in the cast were Phil Hassel- vander, Virginia Cain, Paul Pearson, Anne Emerson, and Don Pile. It was really a hard sort of thing to do. The other one was one ot those det- initely artistic jobs called "THE FLIGHT OF THE HERONSH in which a weary, beautiful prisoner in a vile Russian prison troths around for speeches and speeches trying to make up her mind to sacrifice herself tor the sake of her feeble mother and simple lover. All nice and depressing. WOODFORD THEATRE Your Best Entertainment Dear Folks: Older students on campus tell us that Stumpfs Rexall Drug Store has been the spot for college student buying for titty years. Mr. Stumpt, the pharmacist and owner of the store, is the gentleman selling the camera to the young man, who, by the way, is a college junior. They carry a most unusual stock of drugs, cameras. toiletries, gifts, and candy. Mrs. Stumpf is always so willing to help the students select gifts for home folks and friends. Mr, and Mrs. Stumpt and Henry Lindsay run the most complete drug store of the county and always show an unusual friendship for college students. When you come to Eureka, go to Stumpfs. They have what you need and want. Wayne F. B. S'I'U1VIPF'S REXALL STORE -771 Eureka College March 27, 1941 Dear Folks: Here it is all-,lost the end of the third term and my first year at college is almost over. lt seems only a few short weeks since September. Don't know where the year could have gonel A lot of little items this week. The sorority-pledges are having their dance tonight at the Wood. They say it has something of a St. Patrick's flavor about it. On the 7th .1 couple oi debaters from the University of Southern Cali- fornia are going to debate with a team from Eureka in the College Chapel. The subject is, "Resolved: That the Nations of the Western Hemisphere should enter into a Permanent Union." Sounds exciting. Think l'll gol Next week we're having a series oi special chapel programs in observ- ance of Easter. Harlie L. Smith, some officer of the Disciples of Christ Church, is to be guest speaker, so says this week's "Peg." Oh, that reminds me, the Peg got third place at an annual meeting of the Illinois College Press Association twhat a mouthfulll. This is a contest in which newspapers from various colleges are judged for excellence. Are we proud! The Seniors are giving a dance Saturday night which they are calling a "Barnyard Frolic." Can't you just see the overalls, straw hats and gingham dress-1. 3, prancing around to "Turkey in the Strawn? That'll have to be enough for now-Heinie's expecting me out at the college farm for my work plan. Your son, Charles. PRISM STAFF 1941 Editor ..,.....................................................................,. MERLIN W. BAKER Business Manager ................... .......... S IDNEY PROC!-IASKA Assistant Business Manager ..... .................... C I-IAHLES PIPER Photographer ............................ ........ ................. V I RGIL HANKS, IR. Advisor ............................. .............................. D R. BURRUS DICKINSON Script Writers: Gar Braun, Iohn Makin, Robert Kittl son, Clair Dycr, Martha Willett, Georgia Peterman, Lorraine Armstrong, Helen Hoffmann, Edith I-Iarrod, Martha lean Crabtree. Eureka College Iune 1, 1941 Dear Folks: Well, we finally finished the Prism. -What a relief! The last two Weeks, we have been eating and sleeping with our baby, so much that our professors are beginning to wonder if we're in school. You know folks, we haven't explained much in detail to 'you about this book, but now that it's out, you can see that, good or bad, it is different. VV e have concentrated more this year on the informal side of college life which we feel is more important. After all, this is the more typical side of college and we have attempted to capture this mood as completely as possible. ln doing this, perhaps, we have slighted certain groups or individuals. How- ever it was certainly not intentional on our part. If someone ten ,years hence, Could open this book and recapture a few of the pleasant memories of his college days, we will feel that the purpose of this book has been accomplished. The 1941 Prism represents the efforts of many people, some of which are pictured above. Members of our staff not pictured are Edith Harrod and Martha lean Crabtree, both able and conscientious script-Writers. President Dickinson's expert guidance Weathered through many a stormy sea. To our advertisers, we extend a vote of thanks for their material support. 1 .U Well, here it is-the 1941 Prism. We hope you like it. P 745 .f1f.7fQ,,,feMn., -7Q1 1 L ,er , N E Si ' O . Q4 . Q-Aux., We we We , xvlanunving . M, UW? ' 'NUTUIZ J df cn S 2 ii.-.rip livrailliitlhlil "vain lu- tr' "Hu: sawn" S TA B I L I TY QUALITY SPECIALIZATION RESULTS 7- if li s 2 U rn fx O Q E U rn cn -I O co m -I -i m 70 3' Z Z C IP I- cn mm-301 anna? n.n4-.,, :Ono Cr? 2.52.-+ tial' 0390 '1""+ 111255 !".-o- TIS, QLD.-r Or:- gain: fi-3-0 -. 0 gli-: 092 C51 .usQ..4 1:20, "IL:- mmm O -no-' 235 -120-' u-Wg gp: ,FP 2.118 Om: 05" U-Q.lTl :1 '45-.ln BPPE, all -353' rgm sian Q0 01103 ng.U 3'-Um omg 2.3-4 9, - nat? 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