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THE I941 PRISM
STUDENT YEARBOOK OF EUREKA COLLEGE. EUREKA, ILLINOIS
Back in the Ninteen-teens and twenties a
lad who lived in a house just by the Vennum
Science Hall grew to manhood. In due time he
became ay mail carrier, and was assigned to
the route which includes the college and the
fraternity houses. 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. '
September 13, l94O
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Sunday, September I5
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
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
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.
September 16, 1940
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
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
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.
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February 17, l94.lY '
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.
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February 24, 1941
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
9.1! A .
October 15, 1941
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
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,
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May 23, 1941
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
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
One of my illustrious classmates, Sid
Prochaska, completed his athletic career
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
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-
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.
Lambda Chi Alpha
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.
Tau Kappa Epsilon, President 4: Male Quar-
tet 1, 2, 3: Chapel Choir: Mixed Chorus:
Opera 1, 2, 3, 4: Pegasus Editor 3.
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-
Psi Alpha Lambda, Treasurer 3: Baseball 1,
2: "E" Tribe 1, Z, 3: Central Assembly: One
Act Plays 1.
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-
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.
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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.
Tau Kappa Epsilom Chapel Choir5 Male
Quartet 45 Mixed Chorus: Opera l, 2, 35 One
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.
Tau Kappa Epsilon, Treasurer 3, 47 Oratorio
lg Vice-President Senior Class: Student
Church Cabinet 3, 4,
Southern Illinois Normal Univer-
sity 1, 27 Delta Sigma Epsilon:
Associate Member of Delta Delta
Pip Chapel Choir 3, 4: Opera 3,
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,
Football 3: Meclbury Club 2, 3p Ministerial
Tau Kappa Epsilon, Pledge Master 45 Pi
Kappa Delta: Chapel Choirg Pegasus Busi-
ness Manager 3: Prism Business Manager 3.
,ipi E' "E E
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.
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' 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.
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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
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
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, '
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.
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,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
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
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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
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
Of course, tonight I'll be studying my German. Your ever loving and
hard working son,
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April 22, 1941
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
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
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
Your loving son,
P.S. Our class hasn't elected class
officers yet, but I'll let you know the
results when we do.
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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
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Fourth Row-lean Heiqhway, Wayne Malsbury, Eleanore Griffith, Loyd Lovell,
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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
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March 16, l94l
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 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
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
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
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.
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April 22, l94l
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
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
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
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
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-
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Dea Folks' "
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,
THE BRIGHTEST SIDE
November 28, 1940
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
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
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.
First Row-Morris, Erst, S. Schneider.
Second Row-Co-coptoin-elect Potenqer, Shcxsteen, Captain Grcmt
Third Row-Arnold, Iones, Heftel.
Fourth Row-Erst, Troister, Iocobs.
The End of Horse Collars
November 26, 1940
How are you? Here it is between
terms and I finally have time to answer
I sure am glad to report that we had
a better season this year in football
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Norman Storm-junior from Wat-
seka, - a leader, co-captain-elect for
next year and one of the better tackles
in the conference.
Ed. Iacobs-a junior from Macon,
no experience before entering college
but has developed into a very good
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
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
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RE D HOT!
December 28, l940
You asked me in your last letter how
the Eureka College basketball team
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
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.
February l, 1941
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
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.
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
Must close and study, but Write me,
March ll, l94l
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
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
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
Next is Gene Kiick. The "Kiicker" is
the hot shot forward, the ace point get-
ter, flashy floor man, and co-captain
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
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
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
April 1, 1941
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.
April 17-Illinois College-There
Hope you can come to Eureka and
see our team play.
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.
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
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.
Well, you can say that, but a cold
may get serious.
Gee, I'm sorry, honey.-Itime
elapses in silenceI-
I just called up to say good-night.
Yes - good-night, honey - you
Yes, sweetheart-good night-
Aren't you going to tell me good-
No, you know what I mean.
Say, I forgot, when can I see you
Well, I don't know.
How about 9:4O? P
No, I have to go to Chapel.
I thought you weren't going to
I'm not, but I have to go to
You know-I'm in Chapel Choir.
What difference does that make?
You know what difference that
makes. Honestly sometimes I
What you do instead of think.
Now don't get Iunny.
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
Well, you don't always go.-
How about ten o'clock?
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.
-tpause for time to pass?-
Well, good-night, darling.
I love 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.
No, once is enough!
I am not.
You are, too.
Oh, all right-good-night, darling
-I love you-
Good-night-I do, too.
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
All right-good-night, sweetheart.
I Iove you Very much.-
Sure-what's the matter with you?
Good-night-the kids want to
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.-
DELTA DELTA PI
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.
X5 Annette Dyar
Mary Elizalnetli Barker
Mary lune Stumpt
Betty Iayne Faulkner
Vera Verd os
C. D. McLellan
I. M. Allen
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 .....
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MEMBERS 194 0-41
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
Lorraine Armstrong Violet Ruiclc
Amelia Mancuso Georgine Traylor
OFFICERS OF DELTA ZETA SORORITY
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
April 22, 1941
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
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,
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
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-
Your loving daughter,
- 45 -
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,
.. 46 -
' " I
img LMAO! el.,
Ruth Van Alsburq
BETTY LA M P ..........
META I-IAUFFE ............
MARGIE SCHROEDER ....... . ...... ..
BETTY TRENARY .... ......
META HAUFFE ..........
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..........President......... .......,..MIRIAM POTTENGER
Corresponding Secretary ......... .....
..,. .. .... Treasurer .... .. ....
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B. SHASTEEN ......... ..
PIE ER ..,......
HOWELL .......... ........
...High Alpha ....
..l-ligh Gamma ........ ,.
High Epsilon ..........
.High Pi .......
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LAMBDA CHI ALPHA
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.
- 4Q -.
PSI ALPHA LAMBDA
April 20, 1941
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-
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,
NORMAN S'l ORM .............
SIDNEY PROCHASKA ..........
lOl-IN ERST .......
HAROLD DECK .......
EUGENE KIICK ........
. ........ Presiclentn..
Edward Thom men
. ....... Vice-President ....... ..
, ........ Guard .......
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N. " K
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ROGER ROSS ..............,.
lOl-IN l-IIGHLA NDER ..........
VICTOR VISSERING ...,... ,.
FRANK HALPIN .............
RAY BEADLES ..............
NELSON BLACKMORE ....,...
BEN STREID ....................
MARCUS HERTEL ..........
.....,,..Crysophylos........., .........TOMMIE STINSON
Edwin Van Biesbroeck
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
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-
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,
April 30, 1941
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
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
October 3, 1940
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-
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-
October I6 l94U
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
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
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
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October 9, l94U
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
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
Pop, if this keeps up, I'll need more cash!
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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!
November l, 1940
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-
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,
November 7, 1940
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-
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
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-
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-
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
The social activities of the near future
are the W.A.A. Hike: lunior Class All-
School Dance: and College Vesper
I guess this closes my letter until next
September 23, 1940
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
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
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,
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April l5, 1941
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,
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.
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lune 2, 1941
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
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
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
Love from your daughter,
WE TRAVEL TO LEARN
February 10, 1941
lust back from three Very busy days in the big city of Chicago with the
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
Phone 91 Art Burton. Prop.
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
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.
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March 5, l94l
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.
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"The Profitable Breed for Poultrymenu
"The Home of Good New Hampshiresu
March 27, 1941
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
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-
I'm pretty tired and must close, base-
ball you know.
When You Have
To Eat Up Town
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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.
March 8, 1941
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.
MI'CHAEL'S SWEET SHOP
To the students and faculty of Eureka
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,
M. G. CHIANAKAS
1VIichael's Sweet Shop
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
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
Shall write again soon-probably a
card next week.
Your loving son,
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.
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Iune 8, 1941
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
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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
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.
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Sneak N zlgbt
October 28, 1940
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
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.
Ianuary 18, 1941
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.
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.
F. B. S'I'U1VIPF'S REXALL STORE
March 27, 1941
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.
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.
Iune 1, 1941
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.
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