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m iHuoiMitflipniiiintapiiii mmmmmmmmm limn mmmmwmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMmmmmmmnmmmmwmmmmmmm g he wild linmiiiiiiipmi uuiniiiiiiii»iiiBiiiiiuii!iiiiii)iiiU!iiiiiii«iiiwiin«niinDiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiuis Page 4 EITHENINET MILLIDEK mo Jr. 3Mpt ffl. easier tit qratefnl recognition of the example (orjicl] l]e gaoe in rjis life of iheal Christian iManbaoo Page THE NINETEEN fTTTEEW MHJJDEK3 ® )z rusrtees: of tfje ZBntbersittp President of Board Vice President Secretary Treasurer W. J. Darby, Evansville, Ind. E. G. King, Lincoln H. E. Starkey, Lincoln J. C. Fisher, Decatur W. H. Penhallegon, Decatur L. B. Stringer, Lincoln A. C. Boyd, Lincoln W. C. Outten, Decatur F. E. Bell, Mattoon W. H. Evans, Lincoln G. B. Spitler, Mt. Zion J. E. Williamson, Evansville, Ind. A. H. Mills, Decatur R. L. VanNice, Waukon, Iowa S. E. McClelland, Decatur ' Deceased President of Board Vice President Secretary Treasurer f)e ?Boarb of iHlanagcrs! W. H. Penhallegon, Decatur S. E. Walker, Decatur C. W. Dyer, Decatur 0. B. Gorin, Decatur Adolph Mueller, Decatur A. R. Scott, Bethany H. W. McDavid, Decatur G. A. Stadler, Decatur L. A. Mills, Decatur W. M. Wood, Decatur Page 0 zi the nineteen fifteen mhjjdek :s l ' ase 7 THE (N1NETEEN FTFTEEW MILLIDEIi Z3 Jffltlltbefe Poarb, 1914 CtiitoHnChtef Mattie Horn $5u£Stneg£i Jflanager J. Frank Houghton art debitor Ivra Shaw Jf acultp abbisor Dr. Thomas W. Galloway THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 JffltUtfciefe Poarb, 1914 assistant iilanagers! Carroll McDavid Nellis Parkinson Clyde Hart associate €bitors Margery Prestley Paul Cannon Herbert Hessler Martha Mcintosh Harry Peterson Ruth Lewman Anna Marie Phillips Jean Monroe Bertha Rogers Roscoe Coen Urban McDonald Alex Long Ray Jenney raise ft e: the nineteen fifteen millidek :s General bmmtStratton George Emory Fellows, President A. B., Lawrence University; University of Munich, 1888-9; Ph. D., Berne, 1890; LL.D.. Bowdoin, 1902; L.H.D., Lawrence. 1902. tEfje Cxecutibe Committee John Charles Hessler, Ph.D. Albert Taylor Mills, A.M. William Wilberforce Smith, LL.D. Calvert Wilson Dyer, K 2 Secretary and Auditor A.B., Cumberland University, 1900; Lock- year ' s Business College, Indiana, 1902. rage 10 f)e g cf)ool of liberal girts: Thomas Walton Galloway, 2 A E, 2 E Secretary of the Faculty and Professor of Biology. A.B., Cumberland University, 1887; A.M., 1889; Ph.D., 1892; A.M., Harvard Univer- sity, 1890; Missouri Valley College, Litt.D., 1914. John Charles Hessler, 2 E, B K Professor of Chemistry. A.B., University of Chicago, 1896; Ph.D.. 1899. Walter John Risley, ATA Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of Michigan, 1900; A.M., University of Illinois, 1907; A.M., Harvard University, 1908. Albert Taylor Mills, Professor of History and Political Science. Ph. B., Ph. A. B., University of Michigan, 1899; A. M., 1908. Grace Patten Conant, Professor of English Language and Literature. A.B., Bates College: A.M.. Cornel Univer- sity, 1897; Fellow, 1898; Fellow, University of Chicago, 1899; Litt.D., Bates College, 1914. Robert James Kellogg, Professor of Modern Languages. A.B., Cornell University, 1891; Ph.D., 1986. (On leave of absence.) Harold Romaine Phalen, 2 T A Instructor in Mathematics and Acting Instructor in Physics. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tufts Col- lege, 1912. Howard Garfield Seldomridge, Professor of Public Speaking. Graduate Boston School of Expression, 1902; Diploma in Philosophy, 1903; Special Student in English, Harvard University. Bonnie R. Blackburn, D D D Kappa Society, Associate Professor of Modern Languages. A.B.. James Millikin University, 1908: Uni- versity of Chicago, 1912. Theophile James Meek, 2 H Professor of Biblical History and Literature. A.B., University of Toronto. 1903; B.D., M ' c- Cormick Theological Seminary, 1909. Isabelle Thompson Machan, Professor of Ancient Languages. A.B., Wellesley College, 1887; A.M., 1905. Davida McCaslin, AAA Associate Professor of English. A.B., Coe College, 1904; B.S. with Pedagogy, James Millikin University, 1907; M.A., Uni- versity of Minnesota, 1912. Charline Fender Wood, Instructor in English. A.B., The Western College for Women, 1905; University of Chicago, Summer of 191 ' !. John Edward Rouse, Professor of Philosophy and Education. Lucile Margaret Bragg, Recorder and Instructor in Ancient Languages. A.B., James Millikin University. 1909; A.M., 1910. William Henderson, Kappa Society, Instructor in Chemistry. A.B., James Millikin University, 1914. Inez King, Fellow in Biology. B.S., Iowa Wesleyan, 1914. Sarah Dale, Fellow in German. A. B., with Education, James Millikin Uni versity, 1914. Page 14 El " THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILUDEK 13 tubent Assistants Ruth Lewman, Assistant in French. Martha Mcintosh, Z. T. A. Assistant in French. Paul Hawver, T. K. E. Laboratory Assistant in Chemistry. Curtis Douglas, T. K. E. Laboratory Assistant in Chemistry. Guy Dickerson, K. D. X. Assistant in Physical Training. I ' age 1 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Retool of Commerce anb Jf inance William Wilberforce Smith, Professor of Economics. Director in Commerce and Finance. Lafayette College, A.B., 1S80; A.M., 1883; LL.D., 1905; Post-graduate studies and teaching, 1881-1884; Headmaster, Englewood (N. J.) School for Boys, 1885-1895; in bus iness eight years; Headmaster, Berkeley School, New York City, 1904-1905; Presi- dent Coe College and Professor of Econom- ics and Sociology, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1905- 1908. Roy Emerson Curtis, Associate Professor of Commerce and Finance. A.B., Nebraska Wesleyan University. 1907 ; A.M., University of Wisconsin, 1908; Ph.D., Wisconsin. 1912. Arthur Boone Crosier, Associate Professor of Commerce and Finance. Graduate Bryant and Stratton Business Col- lege, 1890. This School was the first organized in a college to give instruction on a scholastic level with the older liberal arts course, preparatory to bus- iness administration. In some larger universities similar work was al- ready done, usually post-graduate or semi-professional, and in the univer- sities education for business has had rapid development. Here the course leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Finance. The happy combination of this work with the student life characteristic of college, and the collateral advantages afforded through the other Schools of the James Millikin University, are still unique features. Members of the School participate freely in all the general literary, religious, athletic, and social organizations of the institution. l ' llK - Hi THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEH tlfjt g cf)ool of «E6uration John Edward Rouse, Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Education. B.S.D., Wanensbury, Missouri State Normal, 1891; A.B., Lincoln College, 1894; A.M., Uni- versity of Kansas, 1896; A.M., Harvard Uni- versity. 1901; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1902. George Emory Fellows, Professor of Education. A.B., Lawrence University; University of Munich, 1888-89; Ph.D., Berne, 1890; LL.D., Bowdoin, 1902; L.H.D., Lawrence, 1902. John Peter McCoy, Principal of the Academy and Associate Profes- sor of Education. Page 17 El THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK r3 ©lie department of library Science Eugenia Allin, Librarian, Professor of Library Science. Library School of the University of Illinois, B.L.S., 1903; Librarian and Instructor in Li- brary Science in The James Millikin Univer- sity, September 1903-March 1910; Organizer Illinois Library Extension Commission, March 1910-August 1914. Tage 18 QHje gkfjool of Bomesttc Cconomp Edna Skinner, Professor of Domestic Economy. B.S., Columbia University, 1908. Mabel Dunlap, Professor of Domestic Art. B.S., Columbia University, 1908. Bessie Bishop, Instructor in Domestic Science. B.S. in Domestic Economy, James Millikin University, 1914. Opal Dean Riddle, Instructor in Domestic Art. B.S. in Domestic Economy, James Millikin University, 1914. FT THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MttJJDEK JEfje g tl)ool of Jf ine anb SppUeo arts William Matthews Hekking, Professor of Fine and Applied Arts. B.P., Syracuse University, 1908; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Academie Julien, 1908-10. Elizabeth Putnam, Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts. Graduate, The Art Institute. Chicago, 1907; Summer School of Painting, Sautatuch, Michigan, 1911; The Roycrofters, East Aurora, New York, 1908. Delia Ford Wilson, Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts. B.S. in Fine and Applied Arts, James Milli- kin University, 1910. Tage 20 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 23 JKlje l§ cl)ool of Cnsmeerins Fletcher Ames Gould, Professor of Civil Engineering. R.S., Michigan Agricultural College, 1907. Beverley Burdette Burling, Professor of Electrical Engineering. B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1906. Carl I. Head, Acting Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., James Millikin University, 1911. Page 21 the nineteen fifteen mhjjdek Jttanual draining Lorell M. Cole, Professor of Manual Training. Stout Manual Training School for Teachers, 1906; Teacher in Wisconsin Graded and High Schools, 1889-1901; Assistant Stout Manual Training School, 1901-1902; Director of Manual Training, Dunn County School of Agriculture, 1902-1906; Manual Training, University of Virginia Summer School for Teachers, Summers 1912 and 1913. Henry Alfred Bohl, Instructor in Manual Training. Toledo Polytechnic Institute, 1905-1908: Evans Pattern Works, Portland. Oregon, 1911. I ' age 32 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Neal Price, Director of Physical Training. Olivet College, A.B., 1912; Battle Creek, Michigan, Normal School of Physical Edu- cation, 1912; University of Michigan, 1913; University of Illinois, 1914. Mollie Grubel, Director of Physical Training for Women. Illinois State Normal University, -1897-8; Har- vard University Physical Training Courses, Summer 1903 and 1904. rage ' IX THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK tabemj John Peter McCoy, Principal of the Academy and Associate Profes- sor of Education. Kansas State Normal, 1903-1908; A.B., 1913; University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1913; Colum- bia University, A.M., 1914. Harold Romaine Phalen, Instructor in Mathematics. Caroline Stookey Lutz, Instructor in English. A.B., Goucher College. Lorell M. Cole, Professor of Manual Training. Lucile M. Bragg, A.M., Instructor in Latin. Elizabeth Putnam, B.S., Instructor in Art. Delia Ford Wilson, B.S., Instructor in Art. Arthur Boone Crosier, Instructor in Commerce and Finance. THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK Z3 Charlotte Baxmeyer AAA Assumption, Illinois. B. S. in Domestic Economy. Assumption High School 1911. Paul Roberts Cannon T K E Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Eureka College, 1911-1913; University of Illinois, Summer, 1913; Millikin, 1913-1915; Honor Student; Decaturian Staff, 1914; Varsity Basketball, 1914; Varsity Baseball, 1914, 1915; Millidek Board; Sci- ence Club; Y. M. C. A., Vice-President, 1915; Conservatory Orchestra, 1914-1915; Basketball Manager. 1915. Roscoe Coen T K E A. B. in Liberal Arts. Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, 1913-1914; Treasurer, Y. M. C. A., 1914; President, Y. M. C. A., 1915; Philo- mathean Literary Society, Treasurer, 1913, Pres- ident, 1914; Freshman Debate Team, 1912; Brown Debate, 1913, 1914; Inter-Society Debate, 1914, Inter-Collegiate Debate, 1913-1914 ' ; Student Coun- cil, 1914, 1915; Leader Student Volunteer Band, 1915; Millidek Board; Vice-President Debating Fraternity, 1915; Honor Student. Nina Conel Z T A Decatur, Illinois. j , B. S. in Domestic Economy. Decatur High School, 1909; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1914; Domestic Economy Club; Cercle Francais. I Page T Andrew J. Dallstream 2 A E Hoopeston, Illinois. Commerce and Finance, B. S. (in absentia). Hoopeston High School, 1911; Philomathean Liter- ary Society. Edith Davis Decatur. Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Decatur High School, 1911; Y. W. C. A., 1915; Cercle Francais, 1914; Current Events Club, 1915; Camp Fire Girls, 1914-1915. Frank William Davis T K E Omaha, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Omaha High School, 1909; J. M. U. Academy, 1911; Y. M. C. A., 1911-1915; Philomathean Literary Society; President Men ' s Glee Club, 1914; Science Club; Deutscher Verein, 1914; Honor Student. Iris Eginton Westfield, Illinois. A. B. in Education. Westfield High School, 1912; Westfield Academy, 1912; Orlandian Literary Society, 1914-1915; Y. W. C. A., 1915; Domestic Economy Club. 1915. Page 28 Charles A. Gearish T K E Hoopeston, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Rossville High School, 1910; Eureka College, 1912; Y. M. C. A., Vice-President, 1914; Track Manager, 1914; Reader for Men ' s Glee Club, 1914, 1915; Orlandian Literary Society; Winner Inter-Society Contest Oration, 1914; Winner Reading, 1915. Edna Gladdine Gelsthorp Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. J. M. U. Academy, 1911; Philomathean Literary Society; Ex Post Facto, 1915; L ' Alliance Francais, 1913; Deutscher Verein, 1914; Y. W. C. A.; Honor Student. Hazel Belle Grady a x n Decatur, Illinois. B. S. in Domestic Economy. Decatur High School, 1911; Y. W. C. A.; Deutscher Verein, 1914; Vice-President Local Pan-Hellenic Association, 1915; Domestic Economy Club, 1915. Charles Edwin Grundy T K E Morrisonville, Illinois. B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Morrisonville High School, 1911; University of Illi- nois, Summer Session, 1914; Y. M. C. A.; Com- merce and Finance Club, President, 1915. Page 29 W. Senn Hoover Lovington, Illinois. B. S. in Manual Training. Lovington High School, 1908; Orlandian Literary Society; Varsity Football, 1909, 1910, 1911, Captain 1913. Herbert E,. Hessler K A X Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School, 1911; Treasurer Freshman Class; Deutscher Verein, 1911; Orlandian, 1911, 1913; Treasurer Orlandian, 1912; Football, 1912, 1913, 1914; Captain Football. 1914; Athletic Editor Millidek; Treasurer Senior Class. Paul L. Hawver T K E Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Decatur High School, 1911: Secretary Glee Club, 1912-1913, Vice-President, 1913, 1915; Science and Education Club; Assistant in Chemistry, 1913-1915. Clyde Hart T K E Hillsboro, Illinois. B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Hillsboro High School, 1910; President Senior Class; Editor Decaturian, 1913-1914; Glee Club, 1912-1913; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, 1913-1915; Dramatic Art Club; President Orlandian Literary Society, 1913; President Inter-Society League, 1914; Knox-Milh- kin Freshman Debate, 1912; Inter-Collegiate De- bate, 1914, 1915; Winner Brown Debate Prize. 1913. Mattie Horn ii b e Ogden, Utah. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Literary Editor Decaturian, 1914-1915; Student As- sistant in History, 1913-1914; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1914-1915; Secretary Junior Class; Winner Brown- back Story Contest, 1914; Philomathean Literary Society, 1914-1915; Editor Millidek; Honor Student. Ruth B. Hostetler Decatur, Illinois. B. S. in Education. Decatur High School, 1910; Post Graduate, 1910- 1911; Wellesley College, 1911-1912; Domestic Economy Club. 1915; French Club, 1913; Philo- mathean, 1915; Y. W. C. A., 1912-1915. J. Frank Houghton K A X Petersburg, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Rock Creek High School, 1911; Football, 1912-1914; Track, 1913-1915; Orlandian; President Athletic- Association. 1914-1915; President Student Council, 1914-1915; Business Manager Millidek, 1915. Ray F. Jenney Meriden. New Hampshire. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H., 1909; Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.; Degree B. P. E.; Football, 1914; Millidek Board. l ' age 31 Litta Marie Law Streator, Illinois. B. S. in Domestic Science with Education. Streator Township High School, 1912. Ara Large AAA Owaneco, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Academy; Illinois Woman ' s College. Ruth Lewman Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Decatur High School, 1911; Philomathean Literary Society; President Cercle Francais, 1912-1915; Glee Club, 1913-1915; Millidek Board; High Honor Student; Student Assistant in French, 1914-1915. George Otto Lillich T K E Latham, Illinois. B. S. with Music. J M U. Academy, 1911; President Sophomore Class; Pianist Men ' s Glee Club, 1913, 1915; Piano Teach- er ' s Certificate, 1911; Diploma as Teacher and Pianist, 1913; Instructor in Piano Playing, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1911-1915. Alex Long T K E Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Academy J. M. U. ; President Dramatic Art Club, 1909-1910; Reader for Orlandian, 1913; Winner of Inter-Collegiate Tennis Championship, 1911-1914. Marian McClelland AAA Decatur, Illinois. B. S. with Music . Decatur High School, 1911; Vice-President Class, 1912; Secretary Y. W. C. A., 1913; Certificate in Piano and Voice, 1913; Wells College. 1914; Con servatory Diploma in Voice, 1915. Carroll M. McDavid K A X Hillsboro, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Hillsboro High School, 1911; Orlandian, 1912-1914; Glee Club, 1912-1914; Secretary Athletic Associa- tion, 1914, Vice-President, 1915; College Supply Store, 1914-1915; Manager Tennis Team, 1914; Track Team, 1912. 1914, 1915; Football, 1915; Bas- ketball, 1915: Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, 1915; Millidek Board. Edmund Urban McDonald T K E Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Decatur High School; Y. M. C. A.; Philomathean ; Cercle Francais; Football, 1912-1914; Track, 1913: Millidek Board. Page S3 Martha Mcintosh Z T A Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Education. Decatur High School, 1911; Cercle Franca is, 1911- 1915, Treasurer, 1913, Secretary, 1914: Philo- mathean, 1911-1915; Student Assistant in French, 1915; High Honor Student: Millidek Board. Ruth McMennamy AAA Bethany. Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Millikin Academy. Edna Meeker Decatur, Illinois. B. S. in Art Education. Millikin Academy, 1913; Certificate in Fine Arts, 1910; French Club, 1914; Art Society, 1915; Philo- mathean Literary Society, 1913-1914. Sarah V. Modes Decatur, Illinois. B. S. in Domestic Economy with Education. Streator Township High School, 1912; University of Illinois, Summer, 1914. Jean Monroe AAA Wheaton, Illinois. B. S. in Music. Wheaton High School, 1911; Secretary Inter-Society League, 1913; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1914; Vice- President Senior Class, 1914; Decaturian Staff, 1914; Millidek Board; Camp Fire, 1914; Philo- mathean Literary Society; Certificate in Harmony. 1913; Certificate in Piano Playing, 1912; Te acher ' s Certificate, 1913. Nellis P. Parkinson K A X Centralia, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Centralia Township High School, 1908; President Junior Class, 1914; President Debating League, 1914; Varsity Debate, 1913; Inter-Society Debate. 1914; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, 1914; Manager Baseball Team, 1915; Business Manager Decaturian, 1913- 1915; Literary Editor Millidek. Harry M. Peterson 2 A E Macedonia, Iowa. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Coe Academy, 1908-11; Coe College, 1911-12; J. M. U., 1912-15; Philomathean Literary Society; Inter- Collegiate Debate, 1913; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, 1914- 15; Millidek Beard; Manager Track Team, 1915. Anna Marie Phillips Decatur, Illinois. A. B. with Education. Girls ' Glee Club, 1912-1914; Deutscher Verein, 1912- 1913; Current Information Club, 1915; Millidek Board; Honor Student. Page S5 Harry C. Pifer Lovington, Illinois. Lovington Township High School, 1905-, Millikin University, 1907-1908, 1908-1909; Northwestern University, 1909-1910; Denver University, 1911; University of Illinois. 1914; Orlandian Literary Society 1907-1909. 1914-1915; Literary Editor Ue- caturian 1908-1909: Treasurer Sophomore Class, 1908-190 ' )- Secretary Science and Education Club, 1914-1915. Mary Pinnell a x n Kansas. Illinois. B S in Domestic Economy. Kansas High School, 1911: Girls ' Glee Club ,1911- 1913 Vice-President, 1913: Y. W. C. A. Cabinet. 1913-1915; Orlandian Literary Society: Vice-Presi- dent Inter-Society League. 1915; President Domes- tic Economy Club, 1915. Margery Prestley Decatur, Illinois. B in Liberal Arts. Decatur High School. 1911: Cale " da Edit °; rr : i 1 t , ' r , v dek; Philomathean Literary Society. Secretao Cercle Francais. 1913-1915; Brc wnback Story Con- test Second Prize, 1914: Brownback Story Con- test ' , Second Prize, 1915; Secretary Senior Llass. 1914-1915. Bertha Rogers a a a Winchester, Illinois. B. S. in Domestic Economy. Domestic Economy Club; Philomathean Literary Society; Millidek Board. Corwin E. Russell Westfield, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Westfield High School, 1910; Westfield Academy, 1912; Westfield College, 1913-1914; Secretary Com- merce and Finance Club, 1915. Ivra C. Shaw Z T A Decatur, Illinois. A. B. in Fine Arts. J. M. U. Academy, 1910; Philomathean Literary So- ciety; Secretary Junior Class, 1912-13; Secretary Art Club, 1911-1912, 1914-1915; Treasurer. 1912- 1913; Secretary Dramatic Art Club, 1911-1912: Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1913-1914; Kappa Society. Ruth Smith A X U Carbondale, Illinois. B. S. in Domestic Economy. Southern Illinois Normal, 1911. Mabel Stone A X 0 Mattoon, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Mattoon High School; University of Illinois. l ' age 37 Emerson Cash Springer 2 A E Newman, Illinois. A. B. in Liberal Arts. Newman Township High School. 1910; Dramatic Art Club, 1912, 1913; Philomathean Literary So- ciety Glee Club, 1914-1915; Level Club, 1914, 1915. Anne Stowell AAA Hannibal, Missouri. B. S. in Domestic Economy with Education. Hannibal High School, 1911; Decaturian Staff, 1915; Glee Club, 1913; Orlandian Literary Society, 1915; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1913. Bertha Wakefield AAA Heyworth. Illinois. B S in Domestic Economy. Oxford College, 1911-1912; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1913-1914; Y. W. C. A. Secretary, 1914-1915; Honor Student. F. Ewing Wilson 2 A E Decatur, Illinois. B. S. in Manual Arts. Fairmount High School, 1904: Commerce and Fi- nance Club, 1906-1908: Football Team, 1905-1908; Football Team, 1913: Captain Football Team. 190, : Baseball Team, 1907-1908, 1914; 1 rack 1 earn, 1905- 1908. 1914. THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN CilLLiDEK " 0ur past fms gone into Instorp. ' -seniors El THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEKZj Page 40 the nineteen fifteen millidek EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN (MILLIDEK 13 ClasiS of Nineteen Sixteen Faculty Advisor Dr. T. W. Galloway ©fftcens ....Kenneth High Laura Bell Howenstine May Norton John A. Montgomery Bailey, Leo Graybill, Leo Randolph, Clara Bowyer, Virginia Haggett, Lelia Rooke, Marguerite Bottrell, Beatrice High, Kenneth Ross, Ada Bradford, Louise Howenstine, Laura Belle Russel, Carl Brown, Delos Irwin, Bliss Shurtz, Judson Brawner, Elsie Irwin, Ray Stevenson, Helen Brawner, Elsie Kassebaum, Mary I Esther Taylor, Nellie Casey, William Lippe, Raymond Tenison, Eda Combs, Mayme Martin, Hazel Van Deventer, Macknet Corzine, Lena Montgomery, John Walraven, George Cowen, Joy Morrow, Hortense Watt, Gail Douglass, Curtis Morrow, Lawrence Webber, Helen Ellison, Wilbur North, Florence Wilcox, Ethel Fruit, Bessie Norton, May Williams, Gladys Gillespie, Carolyn Pinnell, Grace Price, William Stokes, Clifford President Vice President Secretary Treasurer " ' N ' her hair ' s all bright V ripply V smiley, V she walks so light, V she just has a way with her. " — Hortense Mo rrow. Tage 43 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 A aood airl but handicapped by her unpronounceable name. " A - ( y —Mary Esther Kassebaum. Page M the nineteen fifteen mbllidek THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MRJJDEK 3 Class of Jlineteen g ebenteen Faculty Advisors Prof. A. T. Mills and Dr. J. C. Hessler Officers President Charles Lee Vice President Charlotte Kerney Secretary - - Helen Kenney Treasurer — George Jacobsen JHemters! Acker, Arthur Gregory, Emma McDonald, Hugh Aird, Paul Hansen. Clarence Magill, John Austin, Margaret Hight, Wayne Miller, Marie Ayers, Eloise Honeywell, Margaret Mills, Elinor Barnes, Earl ■ Hortin, Bessie Moor, Howard Bean, Carolyn Houghton, Ralph Munch, Mabel Bell, Vivian Hudson, Paul Niedermeyer, Ada Bergeson, Myrtle Irwin, Doris Newell. Florence Birckelbaw, Lloyd Jacobsen, George Page, Henrietta Brown, Lisle Jones, Arminda Price, Mary Busbey, Lucile Kenney, Helen Redmon, Martha Catlin. Joseph Kerney, Charlotte Reeder, Raymond Collins, Eloise Kiick, Esther Reeter. Roy Cox, Clarence Kiick, Elmer Roth, Otto Dawson, Isabel Kohler, Mary Louise Shaw, Harry Dick, Mabel Kriege, Oliver Sowles, Bertha Drennan, Margaret Kriege, Wilbur Tucker, Martha Duvall. Wilbur Lamb, Robert Tucker, Samuel Fisher, Helen Lawson, Burtis Van Praag, Alex Ford, Roscoe Lee, Charles Voris. Virginia Prede, Gail Lee. Floyd Wilson, Tyrol Galloway, Elizabeth Lehman, Everett Snell, Lucile Gibson, Raleigh McDougle. Elizabeth ' A ray o ' sunshine. " — Joy Cowen. I ' age 47 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJLIDEK 3 Page 4X " A little, round, fat, oily man. " — Paul Swanson. El THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 Class of Jltnrteen £ist)t«n Faculty Advisors Prof. Grace P. Conant and Prof. W. J. Risley Officers! President Karl Hesley Vice President Marguerite Shafer Secretary Gertrude Guller Treasurer G. Donald Hudson Alexander, Albert Ayers, Haldon Bacon, Florence Bartlett, Deral Baxmeyer, Edna Buchta, Anna Culver, Cora Canady, Warren Caldwell, Eugene Becker, Alta Bennett, Robert Benson, Nelles Chamberlain, Clara Chiltum, Mae Chipps, Mabel Clair, Grace Curry, Henry Cloyd, Margaret Cobb, Lillian Cole, Evelyn fflembtvi Boyd, Grace Burg, Harold Colyer, Florence Conklin, Geraldine Curdling, Miriam Dearth, Norma Decker, Albert Delano, Albert Devore, Earl Doocy, Helen DuBois, Marie Duvall, Anne E. Eddy, Samuel Ely, Gladys Fulton, Fannie Gary, Ellen Gaskins, Edna Gilbert, Harriet Gill, Lowell Goodman, Thomas Gordon, Lorena Graybill, Henrietta Gruber, Paul Guller, Gertrude Hamman, Irene Hardendorf, James Harris, Donald Hart, Mabel Herren, Alice Hesley, Karl Horton, Bessie Hudson, Donald Hurd, Pauline Johnson, Hyla Kaufman, William King, Elna Kirby, Harold Kuny, Frederick Landers, Lora Lucas, Harold Lucas, Lillian He is made perfect by correction. " — Freshman. Page 51 Zl THE NINETEEN FTITEEN MILLIDEK 13 ClaSg of Nineteen Cigfjteen Conttnueb Long, Fred Reed, Richard Steele. William McDonald, James R. Price, Mary Katherine Storm, Mabel McDowell, George Rickett, Merle Sturm, Bessie McNabb, Harold Ricks, Ernest Sundell. Ruby MacWherter, Lucie Riggs, Robert Sutherd, Eugene Major, Ralph Riley, Grace Swope, Minnie Maxwell, Robert Robb, Harry Fait, John Blair Miller, Helen Robinson, Ruth Teague, Roland Miller, Floyd Rodger, George Tenney, Adriance Monroe, Rowland Rugh, Margaret Vertrees, Raymond Norris. Minturn Guy Rybolt, Edna Waddell, Helen Park, Helen Louise Schulze. Juanita Wallace, Roland Pallardy, Sumner Shuey, Naoma Whitton, Dewey Parr, Harriet Schwab, Clara Willhoit, Sabra Pelton, Beulah Seward, Ora Williams, Oscar Palmer, Frances Scott, Faye Wise, Forest Penhallegon, Everett Shafer, Margaret Yockey, Floyd Powers, Emmet Shuman, Edna Young, Blanche Price, Arthur Smith, Frieda Zimmerman. Ruby Querry, Corwin Sollars, PPauline Zimmerman, Pearl Songer, Clyde Tutored in the rudiments of many desperate studies. " — Class of Nineteen Eighteen. Vage 53 Film (NINET M-nm " ®l]e faorlb gibes its abmtration not to tfyose robo bo fub,at ttobobg else attempts but to tl ose ml]0 bo best bibat multitubes bo roelL " — Macaulay " Most glorious night! Thou wert not sent for slumber. " — Pallardy. Page 54 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK Few but loyal. — The Academy. Page 56 e: the nineteen fifteen mhjjdek 3 )t Qtabtmv Class of Nineteen Jftfteen Officers President Marion Rentschler Vice President Milton Kile Secretary Mirth Cole Treasurer Edith Verner iWcmfacrsf Marion Rentchler Edith Dick Everett Verner Milton Kyle Julia Faith Floyd Stevenson Frances Hicks " Push on! Keep moving! " — 9:50 A. M. Page 57 FOOTBALL le Jenney It Reeder lg Sutherd c Hessler, Captain rg Price, Stokes rt Catlin re Cox qb Devore, Duvall, Acker lhb Lee fb Songer, Houghton, McDonald rhb Chynoweth, Bailey, McDavid Cfte Scores Millikin 13 Millikin - 0 Millikin - 17 Millikin 0 Millikin 9 Millikin 19 Millikin 0 Millikin 3 St. Louis University — - 7 State Normal _____ 0 Shurtleff __ ___. - 0 Lombard — — - 28 William and Vashti 0 Illinois College 6 Wesleyan __ 0 Charleston Normal - 3 " 0, it is excellent to have a giant ' s strength. " — " Hippo " Reeder. Page 59 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MDLLIDEK 13 Early last fall, a stranger visited Millikin. While he was looking over the grounds, his curiosity was aroused by a series of strange sounds from the back part of the campus. What could it be? Soon he became aware of a sort of hollow thumping sound and an oval ball sailing thru the air. Strange indeed ! Men dressed in clothes which might have been worn by pirates were running about and alternately kicking and catching the ball. Is this what they do to gain a higher education? There was a sort of metallic click over on one side of the field and our friend looked just in time to see a man rolling on the ground with a man-like object. He asked a literary-looking person nearby what they were doing. " So that ' s a tackling dummy, is it? Well, well. And what do they do that for? " Captain Hessler McDonald Page 60 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 2 " Oh, to get themselves in good shape for football. " Soon the men were formed in two groups which moved up and down the field. In each of these regularly formed companies, was a man who continually yelled a series of numbers. A queer way to learn mathematics, our stranger mused. Then he saw that all eleven of the men moved in unison each time the ball was passed, and that the man yelling numbers was telling them where to move, and that there was confusion when one man did something wrong. Perhaps they are learning to obey commands and to co-operate with each other. Next, the two teams lined up against each other, and at a signal, came together with a rush. Houghton Page 61 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 The struggle was strenuous, and our friend saw man pile upon man. How could they do that? In about half an hour, the coach stopped the skirmish and the tired men trotted around the track and to the gymnasium. The performance which our friend, the stranger, saw was repeated for many afternoons, when finally, it was time for the team to go to St. Louis to play. Here they were successful against the odds of a much heavier team. The line held, the backfield was fast, the interference was good, and the team won. It certainly looked as if the team could win over every conference team, if they could defeat St. Louis University. But a surprise was met when the Blue and White was held to a scoreless tie by Normal. Lee Sutherd I ' aire " ■ THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 The victory over Shurtleff was marred by the injury of several men, who, along with those injured in practice that week, make up almost a complete team of cripples for the Lombard game. Here was administered Millikin ' s only defeat. This disaster was followed by decisive victories over William and Vashti and Illinois College, and Millikin fully expected to win over Wesleyan at Bloomington. But the Methodists held firm, and another scoreless game was the result. Last, but not least, came Charles- ton on Thanksgiving Day. This was a hard game, and neither team was able to get very near to the goal. Each side was successful in making one field goal, and thus, with the score 3 to 3, was ended the 1914 football season. Duvall Bailey McDavid Pagre 63 PuK« " M DME1ML rf. Acker, Kuny, Walraven If. McDavid, Hansen c. Miller, Norris rg. Kiick, Querry, Reeter lg. Catlin, Sutherd, Hessler Cfjc Scores; Millikin 16 Millikin 31 Millikin 29 Millikin 27 Millikin 22 Millikin 24 Millikin . 29 Millikin 23 Millikin 37 Millikin 23 Millikin 54 University of Illinois 19 Illinois College 18 State Normal 26 Wesleyan 19 Illinois College 18 Wesleyan 32 Hedding 39 Bradley .27 State Normal 26 Hedding 20 Southern Illinois Normal 13 tEfje tournament Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions Millikin 35 ; Charleston Normal 26 Millikin 29; Bradley 22 Millikin 27; Wesleyan 26 Millikin. 24; McKendree .... 8 Page 65 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 3 You see, 1914-1915 basketball is all done but the whistling, — and here ' s the whistle. Not just a whistle of rejoicing, as is our power-house variety, but also one with a note of pride in it. We started to blow that note when Millikin opened the season with the Universitv of Illinois — and almost defeated that Big Nine Conference Championship quintet. The boys were on the defensive in the first half, and finished this period with a 16-6 score against them. But that old come-back spirit was alive in the second half and we outplayed our op- ponents all thru the rest of the game. At any rate, we gave them an awful scare, and aren ' t at all dissatisfied with the result. The conference season was opened against Illinois College and, from them, we won the first plum of the season. Three more of that specie of fruit were also forthcoming from Normal, Wesleyan and Illinois College again, before we received our first lemon. But, although we were winning, Coach Price utilized every oppor- tunity to make a better team. He sent our young hopefuls, the scrubs, Captain Kiick Miller Catlin Vnge (i( EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN PHLLIDEK on many a weary journey and treated them to a regular whirlpool of small-town basketball. Some of these games were won, some lost, but the scrubs were winning experience all the time. In the tournament, two of these men were put into the Bradley game when the score was close and helped register the three more points which paved the way toward success. The aforementioned lemon was administered to the unwilling team by Wesleyan. They " snuck up on " us when we were minus two regulars and joyfully did their worst. This was the first of our three and only reverses, and, during all these, the team was weakened by the loss of one or two regulars. Following these defeats, came a trio of victories, — Normal, Hedding, and Southern Illinois State Normal, which finished the pre-tournament season. The Hedding game was another illustration of our coach ' s wis- dom in working up some substitutes. Due to the fact that four regulars were quarantined, the one remaining first-team man, and four scrubs, made up our " team. " However, they got away with a close game and thus upheld our reputation for not losing on the J. M. U. floor. Acker McDavid Page 67 £T THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 The boys started the tournament with a rush and took the unsus- pecting Charlestonites into camp. The second conflict, though, was not such an easy proposition, as we had to beat the Bradley team and the crowd as well. But the score-board says we did. After this, came Wesleyan. And, when the gun reported that the game was over with the score 27-26, the Millikin rooters wiped beads of perspiration from their foreheads. They had seen the fastest and most exciting game of the tournament. This game was followed by an easy victory over McKendree and the tournament was ours. Honest it was, and if you don ' t believe it, just go over to the trophy room and see the shield! The games were all won by clean, fast playing and by a five- man team. We pay our greatest tribute to the men when we express the wish that Millikin will always have a team modeled after the 1914- 1915 variety. They ' re all made of A-l stuff. Nor ris Page k Page 0!t Page o BASEBALL tlfjc Scores Millikin 5 Millikin 6 Millikin — . 4 Millikin 3 Millikin 5 Millikin 12 Millikin 11 Millikin 8 Millikin... 6 Millikin_.____ 12 University of Illinois 8 Wesleyan 5 Charleston Normal .__ 2 Lombard 2 William and Vashti 6 Bradley ._. 10 Charleston Normal 2 Wesleyan 2 Illinois College 5 Illinois College 1 Page 71 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN fULLIDCK 3 You see, those boys are from Millikin and that explains it. That explains a good many things. That explains why they played good ball, why they were well coached, why they stuck to it and won out. And, incidentally, they won the — well, just wait a minute and I ' ll tell you. No, they didn ' t have a $100,000 infield. The infield, and the outfield, too, were capable of making errors. But the results of the games will show that these errors were kept scattered, so they didn ' t hurt so much. Our team weren ' t all heavy hitters, either. They did manage to ' pro- duce, " though, when there were one or two or three men on bases. The season was started at Urbana in a game with the University of Illinois. The contest was a close one until the lucky seventh inning, which proved lucky for Illinois this time. They " came across " with five runs, which gave them such a lead that we couldn ' t overcome it. Cannon Collins Kriege Page 7 ' i THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN NDLUDEK 13 In our first conference game, we met Wesleyan, and won out in the last inning with a rally. The next week, we took Charleston Normal into camp and held the lion ' s share of the score in the Lombard game. This was the first game of the three-day trip. The second game of the trip was lost to William and Vashti in a close, eleven-inning fray. Millikin showed her " come-back " spirit in the Bradley game after she was beaten 10-1 in the fourth inning. The next inning added four points to the Blue-and-White score, the seventh four more, and three in the last inning, which brought the game out of the fire with the final count of 12-10. After this game, the boys repeated their earlier victories against Charles- ton Normal and Wesleyan and won a close contest from Illinois College at Decatur. The season was ended when we showed decisively that we were superior to Illinois College at Jacksonville. There is one more thing that the team had which makes it famous. It had Coach Ashmore. All last spring, he worked knowing that he was probably coaching his last J. M. U. team. He worked that he might develop a winning team, — and on the eve of his departure he presented Millikin with a championship. Here ' s to you, Ash! Lichtenberger Rentschler Page 73 Page 71 TRACK Sprints — Tenison, Cox. Middle Distances — Acker, Cox. Distances — Hemple, Acker. Hurdles — Miller, Tenison, Houghton. Weights — Dickerson, Reeder, D. Brown, Houghton. Jumps — Keats, Wilson, Dickerson — Captain. Pole Vault — Cox, Reeder. Relay — Tenison, Dickerson, Acker, Cox, Miller. {Efje Scores Millikin - 69l 2 ; Wesleyan 52y 2 Millikin 63 ; Illino is College 46 y S Points Won in I. I. A. A. Meet 3f i J Tenison 12 Miller - - ----- -- 3 I Cox 3 ff ' -- f Dickerson 2 ( ; Wilson 1 Relay 2 Total 23 Captain Dickerson I. I. A. A. Meet Points First- - —Illinois College 29 Second - ..William and Vashti 24 Third Millikin 23 Third Bradley 23 Fifth Wesleyan lli 2 (Out of fifteen entries) Page " 5 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK And among her other most cherished possessions, Millikin had a track team, — not the track team brought to mind by the cartoon of two tramps walking the ties, but an aggregation that traveled at a much faster gait. The boys could be seen, even in the early spring, running " round and around and around " the track or taking the hurdles or vaulting or throw- ing the weights. It takes lots of work to prepare oneself for track and our men weren ' t quitters. The first thing the team was working for was the meet with Wes- leyan. It was absolutely impossible to lose on this occasion, not only because of the rivalry between us and the men from Bloomington, but also because our young hopefuls celebrated the occasion by appearing in Tenison Reeder SI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MBLLIDEK 13 brand-new togs. The team proudly trotted out on the field and literally " rejoiced as a strong man to run a race. " In fact, they ran and won several, which, with the field events, totaled 691 2 points and left 52% for our visitors. Soon came the big Interscholastic meet at Peoria, at which event the wearers of the Blue and White ably represented the school and made us justly proud of them. No, they did not win the meet— we tied for third place with Bradley. One small incident deprived the men of the honor of bringing home first place. This occurred when Miller was finishing the 120-yard high hurdles in record time and lost his balance. He went out of his course just enough to encroach slightly in the alley Miller Acker Tag " 7 THE NINET12EN FIFTEEN MHJJDDEKZ2 of his nearest competitor and was disquali- fied, even though the other man was not near enough to have enabled him to win had the accident not occurred. But, as we say, the boys did fine work. This was the last time that Tenison appeared in the Millikin colors and he fittingly capped the climax of his long and useful career in a blaze of glory, so to speak, when he carried off the highest individual honors of the meet. But there were others who worked hard for Millikin that day, and they, too, deserve praise and honor. l ' age 7! e: the nineteen fifteen mrjjdek Pf)tlomatf)ean Hitttavv octetp Jfirsit Semester President . ' . Wilbur Ellison Vice President. ...Jvra Shaw Secretary Elizabeth Galloway Treasurer Charles Lee Critic Ada Niedermeyer Prosecuting Attorney Paul Hudson Marshal Ray Irwin Marshal Martha Mcintosh Chaplain Harry Peterson i§ econti Semester President John A. Montgomery Vice President Eda Tenison Secretary Leah Fullenwider Treasurer Lawrence Morrow Critic Ruth Lewman Prosecuting Attorney Urban McDonald Marshal Roscoe Coen Marshal ,.„;.„ Margery Prestley Chaplain Gladys Williams Page 81 I ' age 82 e: the nineteen fifteen millidek rlanbian Hiterarp octetp Jftrsit Semester President George D. Walraven Vice President Lena Corzine Secretary Clara Randolph Treasurer Ralph Houghton Critic -Clyde W. Hart Prosecuting Attorney Harry Pifer Marshal Lucille Busbey Librarian Leo Graybill gbeconti Semester President Louise Bradford Vice President.... Ralph Houghton Secretary.. Arminda Jones Treasurer ....Samuel Tucker Critic George D. Walraven Prosecuting Attorney Charlotte Kerney Marshal Gail Watt Marshal Hugh McDonald Librarian Elsie Brawner rage 8:1 Page 84 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 belpf)tc Utterarp octetj Officers President Milton Kile Vice President John Bradley Secretary Edith Dick Treasurer Lois Baldridge Chaplain Scott Wilkinson Marshal Mirth Cole Marshal William Bourne I ' age 85 Science Club Cxecuttbe Committee Harry Pifer Paul Cannon Frank Davis Jtlemters Dr. John E. Rouse Dr. Thomas W. Galloway Dr. John Hessler Eloise Collins William Henderson Roscoe Coen Paul Cannon Inez King Paul Hudson Paul Hawver Samuel Eddy Alex Long Harry Pifer Leo Bailey Roscoe Ford Mattie Horn i Post Factq €x $o$t Jf acto Club fftcei% Jfirsit Semester President ..Margaret Honeywell Treasurer Eda Tenison Secretary Arminda Jones ©fftcers, g econl i emesiter President Arminda Jones Treasurer Martha Tucker Secretary Ethel Wilcox Jfflembersi Mrs. Machan Mary Belle Price Marguerite Shafer Margaret Cloyd Sabra Wilhoit Laura Belle Howenstine Arminda Jones Gene Monroe Ethel Wilcox Grace Boyd Edna Gelsthorpe Elsie Brawner Margaret Honeywell Henrietta Page Elizabeth Galloway Helen Kenney Freda Smith Hortense Morrow Charlotte Kerney Florence Bacon Harriet Gilbert ®ttittr , Jftrst g eme£iter President — - -J- Frank Houghton Vice President - Florence North Secretary George D. Walraven Treasurer Kenneth High ©fftcers, g econt Semester President J- Frank Houghton Vice President Florence North Secretary .., - Louise Bradford Treasurer - - Kenneth High rabuate J|tgf) Honor otiztv Jessie Ferguson, ' 07 Irene Handlin, ' 07 Jessie F. Lichtenberger, ' 07 Bonnie Blackburn, ' 08 Lucile M. Bragg, ' 09 Alice N. Dempsey, ' 09 H. Gary Hudson, ' 09 Benjamin G. Lehenbauer, ' 09 Ruth A. Stevens, ' 09 Flora Ross, ' 10 Viola M. Bell, ' 11 Mary E. Carroll, ' 11 Alice P. Henderson, ' 11 Ellis H. Hudson, ' 11 Edgar H. Allen, ' 12 Lois A. Browne, ' 12 Jesse L. Conel, ' 12 Lottie B. Cook, ' 12 Corrine P. Holcomb, Anna C. New, ' 12 Roger Young, ' 12 Rhoda Fern Parr. ' 12 Esther Lou Bergen. Laura O. Kriege, ' 13 Jessie Ayres, ' 13 Effie Morgan, ' 13 Mary Prestley, ' 13 Maude Yarnell, ' 13 Fay Fisher, ' 14 William Henderson, Loren King, ' 14 Anna Milligan, ' 14 Sophia Drobisch, ' 14 ' 12 13 L4 Silver pledge keys were, this year, given to Ivra Shaw, Martha Mc- intosh and Ruth Lewman, who have high honor averages for their first three years ' work. Upon graduation, if they maintain their high stand- ing, they will be awarded the gold key, the emblem of the society. " The riches of scholarship ' and the benignities of literature defy for- tune and, outlive calamity. " Page 91 Bramattc rt Club President - Ara Large Vice President. E. Judson Shurtz Secretary - - Bessie Fruit Treasurer - Louise Bradford " A power is passing from, the earth. " — Alex Long. Vage 92 (Officers! President Lelia Hagget Secretary Ivra Shaw " Makes far-off crayon trees that look like sheep in the act of variously (jetting up and lying down on a hillside. " — Ivra Shaw. I ' age 93 Current Coents; Club Ruth McMennamy .Leah Fullenwider ...Helen Stevenson " Who will not mercie unto others show, How can he mercie ever hope to have? " — Miss Allin. President Vice President Secretary Cercle Jfrancais! ALLIANCE FRANCAISE fon dec en igo2 Cercle cle L ' Universite James Millikin recti dans la Federation en 19 13 Devise: C ' est en forgeant que Ton devient bon forgeron. CONSEIL D ' ADMINISTRATION " Our Federal Union, it must be preserved. " — French Club. Presidente Secretaire et Tresoriere Ruth Lorena Lewman .-- Margery Prestley ' She ivas ever precise in promise keeping. " — DORIS IRWIN. Page 96 President. Secretary Officers .. .Roy Reeter Lauren Shaw Roy Reeter Arthur Acker Joe Cat] in Leslie Wasem Louis Welch Lawrence Morrow jWemfaers! Lauren Shaw Elmer Kiick Roland Teague W. Senn Hoover Floyd Lee " Magnificent spectacle of hu man happiness. " — Leslie Wasem. Page 97 (BUittxi President ..- Alex Van Praag Vice President Earl Barnes Secretary - - ..Raymond Vertrees Treasurer Blair Tait Members Barnes, Earl Bartlett, Deral Birckelbaw, Lloyd Burg, Harold E. Caldwell, Eugene Hardendorf, James Harris, Donald A. Major, Ralph McNabb, Harold Rodger, George Steele, Arthur Tait, J. Blair Van Praag, Alex W. Van Deventer, F. Macknet Vertrees, Raymond Wilson, Tyrol honorary Mtmbni George E. Fellows — President F. A. Gould — Head of Civil Engineering Carl I. Head— Head of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering W. J. Risley — Head of Mathematics Department Harold Phalen — Head of Physics Department " Helter — skelter, Hurry — s kurry. " — T H IRD B ell . Page 98 Officers! President .Roscoe Coen Vice President Paul Cannon Secretary Harry Peterson Treasurer ___Leo Graybill Cabinet (Officers! President Roscoe Coen Vice President Paul Cannon Treasurer Leo Graybill Secretary Harry Peterson Membership Committee Bliss Irwin Social Committee •_ Clyde Hart Finance Committee Ralph Houghton Meetings Committee Clarence Hansen Bible Study Committee ____Charles Lee Missionary Committee Paul Hudson Christian Service Committee Carroll McDavid House Committee Herbert Hessler " The greatest truths are the simplest and so are the greatest men. " — Paul Cannon. Page !)!) Page 100 ©fftcrrs! President Florence North Vice President ...Louise Bradford Secretary Bertha Wakefield Treasurer Charlotte Kerney Cabinet (Officers; Chairman Membership Committee Louise Bradford Chairman Finance Committee Charlotte Kerney Chairman Meetings Committee.. Mattie Horn Chairman Missionary Committee. Elizabeth Galloway Chairman Conference Committee ... Jean Monroe Chairman Poster Committee Eda Tenison Chairman Housekeeping Committee Nina Conel Chairman Social Committee.... ..Mary Kassebaum Chairman Association News Committee Mary Pinnell Chairman Social Service Committee Lena Corzine Chairman Conservatory Committee Joy Cowen Faculty Advisor...... .Miss Edna L. Skinner " I never dare be as funny as I can. " — Elizabeth Galloway. I ' age 1.01 W )t g taff Editor-in-Chief Leo C. Graybill Business Manager Nellis P. Parkinson Assistant Business Manager John A. Montgomery Association Editor Samuel A. Tucker Literary Editor Mattie Horn Athletics Curtis R. Douglass Conservatory Jean Monroe Cartoonist ...Robert Riggs Advisory - -Clyde W. Hart y w. C. A Ma y Norton Millikatur— - Paul D - Aird Society _ Elizabeth Galloway Kodak Harry M. Peterson Aston Hall-Calendar Anne Stowell Exchanges Wilber W. Ellison Special - -E. Judson Shurtz Academy..- __ Milton K - vlc Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear. " — Leo Graybill. (Officers Jf irst Semester President Charles Gearish Secretary Wilbur Kriege H econb ££ eme£ter President ....Charles E. Grundy Secretary ...Corwin Russell John Magill Corwin Querry Nellis Benson George Walraven Charles Grundy Corwin Russell Members Ora Seward Floyd Miller Herbert Hessler Roscoe Ford Wilbur Kriege ?i onorarp ffltmbtrx Dr. W. W. Smith Arthur Boone Crosier Roy Emerson Curtis " Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two tribes, the Bores and Bored. " — Chapel. Page 10 CLUB (Officer s! President E. Judson Shurtz Vice President Paul Hawver Business Manager Kenneth High Secretary Lauren Shaw Treasurer.... Ralph Houghton Tyrol Wilson Leo Graybill Kenneth High Charles Bishop Harold Lucas Robert Doyle Henry Davis Forest Wikoff Elmer A. Taylor Oliver Kriege Paul Hawver Roscce Ford Paul Swanson Kile MacWherter Lauren Shaw William Henderson Guy Dickerson Glenn Fessler Ralph Houghton Frank Davis Emerson Springer George Lillich Orville Durning Charles Gearish E. Judson Shurtz " For my voice, I have lost it with hollowing and singing of anthems. " — Paul Hawver. Page 10 " ) CLUB Officers President Lena Corzine Vice President Alice Herren Secretary Harriet Cade Treasurer Clara Randolph Business Manager Gail Frede Librarian Norma K. Roofers Elba Keek- Ethel Burnett Camille Hawkyard Mary Katherine Rice Gertrude Guller Sarah Dale Gail Frede Ruth Lewman Vivian Bell Harriet Cade Doris Lewman Lena Corzine Marguerite Sharer Lucile Olinger JWembfrS Henrietta Graybill Lois Baldridge Julia Faith June McClanahan Norma Rodgers Frederika Green Elizabeth Cope Mary Shastid Elinor Mills Alice Herren Pauline Millikin Clara Randolph Eileen O ' Heren All that we ask is but a patient ear. " — Glee Clubs. Page 107 Pago inn tiittv , Jfirsit Semester President ..Mary Pinnell Vice President Lena Corzine Secretary Etna King Treasurer Vivian Bell President Gail Frede Vice President Margaret Rugh Recording Secretary Margaret Austin Corresponding Secretary Hila Johnson Treasurer Clara Hortin " Enough is good as a feast. " — College Luncheons. Sangamon Camp Significance of Guardian Camp Name Name Lena R. Corzine Yolan .__Fnend of Girls Members of Camp May T. Norton. Ner Wawaw Never Worry Nellie M. Taylor ,Wa Wona... Edith V Davis Nee Chee Needful, Cheerful Marv Pinnell Wahnita.— 1 Favorite Name Gladys Williams Glori Waw...... ...Glorify Work Grace Boyd — — Nuta Grace Rubv Sundell „ ' .„ Svo-ki-hi Able for Anything Grace Pinnell Wah-ta-wah ...Favorite Name Eda Tenison Loangetahai ....Strong-hearted Jean Monroe Oslie ---- Elsie Brawner. Minnehaha. Laughing Water I ' UKf HO KA X A Z Ei nil I ' age 111 the nineteen fifteen mhjjdek 3 the nineteen fifteen MMJJDEK 13 Happa Belta Cfjt Csstablisfjeb Sprit 12, 1904 Colors Orange and Blue Faculty Advisor Professor Howard G. Seldomridge Flower Pink Carnation Patrons and Patronesses Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Fisher Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Luther Martin Herbert E. Hessfer Nellis P. Parkinson George D. Walraven Del -os. Brown Lisle Brown Raymond Reeder Floyd Lee Arthur Acker Joseph Catlin Robert Riggs Eugene Sutherd Sumner Pallardy Floyd Yockey Harold Kirby Seniors Juniors Sophomores Mr. and Mrs. C. J. VanDeventer Mr. and Mrs. William Duerr Carroll M. McDavid J. Frank Houghton William B. Price Guy Dickerson Harold McNabb Frederick Kuny Elmer Kiick Leslie Wasem Ralph H. Houghton Robert B. Maxwell Freshmen Haldon Ayars George Rodger Marion Rentchler Ah, you flav or everything, You are the vanilla of society. " — Nellis Parkinson. Page 113 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLDJEK 3 Page 114 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 13 i tgma llpfia €psalon Jfounbeb at tfje Unibersttp of Alabama Jfflarcb 9, 1856 Colors Purple and Gold Flower Violet Chapter: Alumni Associations — 45 ItUtnotsf Brlta Faculty Advisor Dr. John E. Rouse Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Powers Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Haines Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Osgood Mr. and Mrs. C. J. VanDeventer Fratres in Facultate Dr. T. W. Galloway Fratres in Universitate Harry Peterson Andrew Dallstream Carl Russell Paul Swanson Judson Shurtz Wayne Hight George Jacobsen Raleigh Gibson James Hardendorf Albert Decker Roland Teasnie Henry Curry Seniors Juniors Ewing Wilson Emerson Springer Clifford Stokes Raymond Lippe Sophomores Freshmen Roscoe Ford Wilbur Duvall Everett Penhallegon Ora Seward Harry Robb Academy Milton Kyle Pledges Roland Wallace Ray Vertrees ' Greater men than I have lived, but I doubt it. " — Peterson. rage 115 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 the nineteen FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 23 3Cau Eappa €p£tlon Founded at Illinois Wesleyan University, 1899 $eta Cfjapter Cstatjltsheti aprtl 17, 1909 Active Chapters — 4 Alumni Chapters — 4 Colors Steel Gray and Cherry Flower Red Carnation Faculty Advisor Dr. J. C. Hessler Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jenney Mr. and Mrs. Max vanLewen Swarthout Brothers in the City j esse L. Ccnel Maurice Sly Edward P. Imboden Edgar Allen Roscoe Redmon Robert Miller Clyde W. Hart Alex Long- Edwin Grundy Curtis R. Doualass Wilber W. Ellison Burtis C. Lawson Oliver Kriege Howard Moore William B. Holmes Clarence C. Crumbaker Nineteen Hundred Fifteen Paul Hawver George O. Lillich Urban McDonald Nineteen Hundred Sixteen Leo L. Bailey John A. Montgomery Nineteen Hundred Seventeen Charles A. Gearish W. Curtis Busher Charles Bishop Roscoe Coen Paul R. Cannon Frank W. Davis Leo C. Graybill William Casey Charles Lee Paul Hudson Clarence Hansen Wilbur W. Kriege Paul D. Aird Lowell Gill Nineteen Hundred Eighteen W. Rowland Monroe Corwin Querry Karl Hesley Donald Harris J. Blair Tait Donald Hudson Pledges Arthur Price Ralph Cannon I ' age 117 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILUDEK 23 $t peta $f)t Founded 1867 Minois €ta Catatjlisfjeb JWarcf) 29, 1912 Colors Wine and Blue Flower Wine Carnation Faculty Advisor Dr. W. W. Smith Patronesses Mrs. Charles Powers Miss Nita Clark Mrs. C. A. Gille Miss Maria Buckingham Mrs. Elizabeth Wells Mrs. Robert Mueller Miss Maude Smith Honorary Patronesses Mrs. J. C. Hessler Mrs. T. W. Galloway Mrs. W. W. Smith Miss Grace Patten Conant Laura Belle Howenstine Mary Louise Kohler Margaret Honeywell Charlotte Kerney Geraldine Conklin Florence Bacon Margaret Cloyd Sister in Faculty Miss Caroline Lutz Senior Mattie Horn Juniors Virginia Bowyer Sophomores Virginia Voris Helen Kenney Gail Frede Freshmen Ellen Gary Marguerite Shafer Alice Herren Pledge Irene Hamman Hortense Morrow Henrietta Page Mary Price Elizabeth Galloway Helen Waddell Margaret Rugh Page lift Zl THE NINETEEN fTTTEEN MDJJDEK 3 Belta Belta Belta Belta Cpsilon Chapter CatabltStjeti Jfflap 25, 1912 Patronesses Miss Grace Patten Conant Mrs. B. G. McCarn Mrs. S. E. Walker Mrs. J. S. McClelland Faculty Advisor Miss Edna Skinner Sisters in Faculty Davida McCaslin Bonnie Blackburn Marian McClelland Eloise Jacobs Nineteen Hundred Fifteen Anne Stowell Bertha Wakefield Charlotte Baxmeyer Jean Monroe Bertha Rogers Marian McClelland Ruth McMennamy Ara Large Ruth Mattocks Nineteen Hundred Sixteen Marguerite Rooke Eda Tenison Florence North Lena Corzine Mary Esther Kassebaum Beatrice Bottrell Leah Fullenwider Bessie Fruit Gail Watt Helen Webber Nineteen Hundred Seventeen Mabel Munch Isabel Dawson Harriette Cade Esther Kiick Margaret Drennan Floise Jacobs Nineteen Hundred Eighteen Norma Dearth Edna Shuman Ada Tenny Edna Baxmeyer I do but sing because I must. " — Marian McClelland. rage 121 Zl THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 3 Heta Zau lpf)a ®au Chapter Cstabltssfjeb October 26, 1912 Faculty Advisor Prof. A. T. Mills Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Smith Prof, and Mrs. W. J. Risley Mr. and Mrs. Alva M. Johnson Sisters in the City Hazel Yondorf Gladys Schmachtenberger Margaret Russell Mrs. Edythe Foster Zeigler Mary Gillespie Sisters in Faculty Opal Riddle Seniors Nina Conel Martha Mcintosh Edna Orr Ruth Lavery Ivra Shaw Louise Bradford Myrtle Bergeson Vivian Bell Bessie Fuller Marie Miller Juniors Joy Cowen Sophomores Carolyn Gillespie Lucille Snell Arminda Jones Eloise Ayres Clara Hortin Miriam Curdling Helen Doocy Henrietta Graybill Mabel Hart Freshmen Lorena Gordon Helen Miller Edna Gaskins Gladys Ely Juanita Shultz Lucie MacWherter Hyla Johnson ' What will Mrs. Grundy say? ' Page 12:{ 2: THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 Founded at De Pauw University, 1885 Upstlon Chapter Snstalleb Map 9, 1913 Alumnae Chapters — 8 Flower Red Carnation and Smilax Active Chapters — 22 Colors Scarlet and Olive Green Faculty Advisor Dr. George Emory Fellows Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Irwin Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lyon Miss Ada Lindsay Ora Bellamy Mrs. Homer Grounds Mrs. Earl Brown Mabel Stone Grace Guller Elizabeth Putnam Hazel Grady Sisters in the City Airs. H. I. Staley Blanche Rednion Edith May Harriet Shade Irene Staley Sisters in Faculty Anna McNabb Seniors Mary Pinnell Juniors Margaret McNabb Blossom Redmon Julia Owings Mrs. Forest File Mrs. McGinnis Margaret McNabb Ruth Smith Clara Randolph Ada Ross Lelia Haggett Gladys Williams Martha Redmon Evelyn Cole Sabra Wilhoit Sophomores Freshmen Louise Parker Frieda Smith Martha Tucker Gertrude Guller Anne Duvall ' Joy rises in me like a summer morn. " — Miss Putnam. Page 125 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MttJJDEK 3 Mentor H ororitp Faculty Advisor M iss Grace Patten Conant Jflemtjers Charlotte Baxmeyer Nina Conel Edith Davis Iris Eginton Edna Gelsthorpe Hazel Grady Mattie Horn Ruth Hostetler Litta Law Ara Large Ruth Lewman Marian McClelland Martha Mcintosh Ruth McMerinamy Edna Meeker Sara Modes Jean Monroe Anna Marie Phillips Mary Pinnell Margery Prestley Bertha Rogers Ivra Shaw Ruth Smith Mabel Stone Anne Stowell Bertha Wakefield Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit. " — Edith Davis. Pase 127 e: the nineteen FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 2 gUl tbe toorlb reposes in beaut? to l)im tobo preserbes equipoise in bis life, anb mobeS Serenely on bis patt tottbout secret oiolence; as! be tobo Sails boton a stream, be fjas onlj to steer, keeping bis bark in tbe mibble, anb carrp it rounb tbe falls. " — Henry D. Thorean. Page 128 SI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Z3 I ill IlLUki, " . .. .UNIVERSITY jjECATUR I la.. Page 130 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Utterarp ACT I. Scene 1. Setting: Porch of country home of Mr. Nathaniel Prince Bench m center of back stage containing three girls, Beatrice, Alice and June Calvin, sisters, nieces of Mr. Nathaniel. Ladies assume expression of fear and subjection. Uncle Nat paces front of stage. Uncle Nat : Cheer up, girls ; cheer up ! I know the whole business now and I can ' t do more than kill you ! (June rises timidly and touches his arm.) June: Uncle Nat, we didn ' t mean to do it. I— I— I the— the— the little black pony did look as if it would win (Mr. Nat turns on her in a voice of thunder.) Uncle Nat: Git out! (June returns to bench.) There (He as- sumes cheerful expression.) I called you out here to give you a little lec- ture; (Beatrice sticks out tongue at Uncle ' s back) not to receive a little lecture from you ! Now. The subject of this lecture is " Sisters " Ladies, there are three kinds of sisters— sisters of mercy— nurses in other words ; true sisters, blood relations to be explicit ; and sisters of charity— what ladies are to the beaux they turn down. Git me ' Chorus: Yes, Uncle Nat! Uncle Nat: Now, I have let you choose for yourselves and spend money like water since your esteemed father died ten years ago, haven ' t I " Chorus: Yet, Uncle Nat! Uncle Nat : 1 have never punished you or scolded you, have I ? Chorus: (feeble and undecided) No. Uncle Nat Uncle Nat: (bellowing) What? Chorus: (bellowing) NO, Uncle Nat! Uncle Nat: That ' s better. Well, since you admit that you have had free swing for ten years, your common fairness will admit that I should have free swing for ten years, wouldn ' t it? Alice: Why, Unc— (expression of rage covers Uncle Nat ' s face- strides toward her.) Chorus: (very hastily) Yes, Uncle Nat! Uncle Nat: Very good. Now I ' m going to be fair. I want each one of you to become either a sister of mercy or a true sister or a sister at charity. Yes, I realize that you are all true sisters now, but I ' ll waive that and start over. First, none of you can marry; I don ' t believe in marriage. Chorus: Oh, Uncle Nat! Uncle Nat: Shut up ; I ' m talking. None of you can marry for ten years. Beatrice : But I ' m engaged to Charlie, Uncle Nat ' Uncle Nat: Fine! You can be the sister of charity. Be a sister to Charlie. Now Alice, you always liked nursing- Alice: Oh no! Uncle Nat, I faint at the least little speck of blood ' Page 131 c the nineteen fifteen MILLIDEK 3 Uncle Nat- Fine! Nothing like improving your defects We ' ll ship yon as a siSr of mercy to the Belgians. Now -June ; that . 1 eaves you to mmmmm y0Ur june e K a£owinfh seTf ! upon Beatrice) Oh Uncle Nat don ' t let Aunt dara take me from my really sisters. V%?tota£iStS 3 vou ' d ever seen her, vou ' d hate her too. I won t. (She bursts into tear y y ° Uncle Na?: OhGosh! Shut up, girls-dry JP- 1 ff0 down town now. Shut up (with a warning glance Uncle Nat exits). g Tune : (wiping her eyes) Girls, what shall we do ? SSce: " fflW do you think Charlie will say? Girls, think Ju°ne : d Thaffnot hatt as to as being daughter to Aunt Clara and sister to those pure food brats R P i„- flT i ' first itt and you? troSs will be all ove, June needn ' t worry erther, Aunt Clara tf f right ofE before Charlie. Hurry now. (Exit.) Scene 2. Living room. Beatrice. Charlie enters. Beatrice ■ Oh Charlie, the worst thing ' s happened ! Uncle Nat found out about our betting on the black pony and he ' s going to punish us. aSiS Chariie y ° U That ' s all right. 1 don ' t object to having my wife pre- tend Beatrice ' But that isn ' t the point! None of us can marry for ten year8 ChaY U e 6 N ; W. get married any my property, but make Al and June lose theirs, too. I ' nge 132 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Charlie : in on it for? Beatrice : dad ' s will. Charlie : Beatrice : Charlie : Beatrice : cited. Move ! Charlie : Beatrice : Charlie : Beatrice : Charlie : You don ' t say ! Thats ' too bad. What do June and Al get Your marrying isn ' t any of their mix. (beginning to weep) I don ' t know, Charlie! I didn ' t make (muttering) You don ' t say! Hush, Charlie ; you ' ve got to help us. Sure. For pity ' s sake, Charlie; I don ' t believe you ' re a bit ex- -I mean your (moving) Sure, I ' m excited. Well? I think I ' d like to be your sister. Charlie ! ! I mean — I mean — I ' d like to be your wife- husband, and treat you like a sister. Beatrice: Did you ever have a sister? Charlie : No. Beatrice: That explains it. I ' ll excuse you this time (witheringly) . Why do you want me for a sister? Charlie: Then I could boss you. What! — could boss you. Lots you know about sisters (scornfully). — could boss you and then I could kiss you when I wanted Beatrice : Charlie : Beatrice : Charlie : to. Beatrice Charlie : tired of it all right. Beatrice: Old guy? Charlie : Beatrice Charlie : Beatrice (melting) Oh! Let ' s let the old guy try his game, Bee. We ' ll make him Your Uncle Nat. Yes, I see. Come on. Come on what? Charles Ramford, you — make — me — tired. A sister to you ! Charlie: Oh, I ' d marry you too, don ' t worry. Beatrice: (exasp., sarcastic) I won ' t worry. Charlie: Will you? Beatrice: (silent for a moment) I tell you Charlie! I will be a sister to you. We ' ll fight and carry on and make Uncle Nat so miserable that he 11 wish he wasn ' t born. Charlie : Grand ! Beatrice: What? Charlie : Grand to make him wish he wasn ' t born. Beatrice : Yes. Charlie: Where do Al and June come in? Beatrice: Er — they don ' t — Oh yes they do. If Alice acts perfectly natural and June acts as devilish as she can, they ' ll be back on Uncle Nat ' s hands in three days. Won ' t it be fun, Charlie? Charlie : Sure. Beatrice : And now, Charlie, skip home. Uncle Nat mustn ' t find you here. Charlie: Be a sister to me before I go (fawns closer to her). Page 133 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 Beatrice: (rushing from the room) Good-bye, Charlie! ACT II. Scene 1. June rushes into living room waving a telegram. June : Beatrice, Beatrice — Aunt Clara ' s coming. She is, she is, she is. (Beatrice appears thru other door.) Beatrice: Heavens! What for? June: (hysterical) What for — for me, of course! Beatrice: ' You don ' t mean to say Uncle Nat ' s gone that far? Let ' s see (grabs telegram). " Will arrive with children Tuesday night to inspect j un e. —Clara Kratz. " (Laughs.) Sounds as though you were real es- tate, honey. June: (tragically) Laugh— go on— laugh. Beatrice: Don ' t you worry. Charlie and I have a plan. You will never be Aunt Clara ' s property. What on earth will we do with those children? June : Scratch them, drown them— how should I know I Beatrice : There you made me think of it. Charlie and I have it all planned. My! I ' m glad she ' s bringing the children. Your part ' s easy, June. Where ' s Alice? June : Writing to the head of the Red Cross at Uncle Nat s dicta- tion. What have you and Charlie planned? Here ' s Alice. Alice: (comes running in with letter) Listen to this, girls. " Dear Madam : I wish to take a place in your excellent society, that is, I wish to become a sister of mercy. I will never marry. I do not believe in mar- riage thus I pledge myself to your good work for life. Bleeding cases are my specialty, Hoping to receive full directions and requirements without delay, I am — Sincerely — Alice Calvin. " (Beatrice and June laugh.) June : That ' ll fetch them, Alice. It isn ' t every day they get one that fairly thirsts for blood ! Alice: But, girls, he ' s telegraphed to the Red Cross station at Nash- ville offering them a bonus of $1,000 if they take me at once ! June: Oh Alice! Beatrice: Hush girls — hush. Charlie and I have it all planned. No — you ' ll find out soon enough. Alice : You should talk, Bee. Have you heard Uncle Nat s little plan for you. , , Beatrice- (calmly) Oh no; but it doesn ' t make any difference. Alice: It doesn ' t? Well, he ' s been talking to that frightfully old rich aunt of Charlie ' s and together they have arranged to marry Charlie to Kitty Plumberry. Your chance is coming, Bee. Sisters — sisters — sis- ters. Couldn ' t you just — just wring his neck! June: (fervently) Yes. Beatrice: I guess I ' d better see Charlie. He isn ' t counting on Kitty. Oh dear, and she ' s such a homely girl— he ' d never be happy with her— and fat! My gracious, she can barely move! June: She ' s got pretty blue eyes. I thot Charlie just loved blue eyes. Alice: And that soft curly hair! Page 1 34 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEtt 13 Beatrice: Girls, I think you are hateful. I could kill you and Kitty and Uncle Nat easy ! Alice: Don ' t rave so, dear; you can still be a sister to Charlie with Kitty thrown in. Beatrice: Heavens! Being a sister isn ' t near the treat you seem to think. I ' ve got more sisters now by two than 1 feel any need for (begins to cry) . (June and Alice grin.) June: (mimicks Beatrice) Don ' t worry; Charlie and I have it all planned. Alice: (begins to comfort Bee) Shut up, June. Never mind, honey; you know Charlie will never marry anyone but you, and Kitty is plain homely, her own mother admits it. We are just teasing. June : Sure Bee, we are just silly. I don ' t blame you for wishing you didn ' t belong to us. Come on now. Uncle Nat ' ll be in here and he mustn ' t think we care. Alice: Brace up, honey. Beatrice: (wailing) What shall we do? Oh dear! June: I forgot to tell you that Charlie is due at 4. If you are sensi- tive, I ' ll head him oft and prepare him.. Beatrice: June! Don ' t you dare. I ' ll not trust your tongue. Alice : I ' ll tell you, girls ; let ' s have a council meeting. With us here, Bee needn ' t feel shy. Charlie is a fund of suggestions. (June laughs.) June: Charlie and Kitty! (She dances ai ound Beatrice.) Alice: Come on, darling (takes Bee ' s hand). I ' ll help you get ready. Don ' t pay any attention to Aunt Clara ' s little daughter. (Beatrice and Alice exit. June follows.) Scene 2. (Beatrice, Alice and June sitting in living room. Hear Charlie ' s ring. ) June: Come on in, Charlie. Beatrice : Keep still, June. Don ' t say one word until I give you per- mission. (June retires primly to a back seat.) (Charlie enters.) Charlie : Hello, girls ; Hello, Beatrice. Alice: Hello, Charlie. (Charlie takes Beatrice ' s hand and sits down on the arm of her chair.) Charlie: What ' s the matter with that? (points to June.) Alice : She ' s talked enough for today ; she ' s resting now. Beatrice: Do you like Kitty Plumberry, Charlie? (June laughs.) Charlie: Sure, all except her face and her walk and what she says. Have you been getting Kittied too? Beatrice : Oh, Charlie ; what ' s happened to you ? Charlie: Aunt Jose came in to my work room this morning — I was getting those reports fixed for father — and she said (Charlie dismounts from chair, walks around mimicking aunt) " Charles, dear, I have decided Kitty Plumberry is your mate. When you marry her, be assured of my little property. " Alice: And what did you say? Charlie : Told her " all right. " Beatrice: Very well, Charlie; I ' m sure if you are suited, I am too. (Starts to remove ring.) June: Kitty and Charlie. I ' nge 135 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHUDEK 3 Charlie: Alice, stop that youngster ' s mouth. Bee, I did w rd marrv Kittv I said all right, I ' d take her property when I did many vtn J Come Beatrice I don ' t want Kitty nor the property nor anything but you DoA ' t voi! l remember our plan? Did you want me to bring sus- picion upon myself by refusing Aunt Jose? Beatrice: Yes, Charlie. I just didn ' t understand ; what will we do if they make you marry Kitty this summer? Charlie ■ Well, father told me yesterday that he didn t think it would be very smart to marry until I had been out of college a year. I could re- fuse to take Kit for a while, anyway. Beatrice: Thank goodness. The worst will be over before long and if we can keep from getting in too deep, we will come thru al right. June : You mean, you and Charlie will be all right. Tell him about the lady who gets in tomorrow night. Beatrice: That ' s so. Aunt Clara and the children come tomorrow, Charlie, to inspect June. .„ Charlie- (does not look at June) June won ' t be chosen if she acts natural Teach the kids slang, and horse betting, and a few of your tricks June; your Aunt Clara won ' t take you for money. June- You ' re horrid, Charlie; I can be a lady if I wish. Alice- Don ' t try, honey, until after Aunt Clara goes. Thats ' a fine idea Charlie Aunt Clara is too particular for words. You ' re just plain Charlie: Thanks, Alice, now what can I do for you? Alice: Uncle Nat has offered the Red Cross a thousand dollars it they will take me at once— next week at the latest. Charlie : You don ' t say ! Alice : Yes I do say. June • Don ' t be rude, Alice ; that ' s the way he thinks. Beatrice: It seems to me you are talking too much, June. (June ret i 1 6 s ) Charlie: I ' ll plan out a little series of experiments for you Alice and set you a book on home nursing. The idea of course is to try the experiments on Uncle Nat. Take a test of his blood-little things .like that Beatrice : Charlie, you can certainly think of things ! (Charlie grins.) Alice- About the blood, Charlie — Beatrice? Goose! He didn ' t mean to really take it. Just make Uncle Nat think you ' re going to. Cn lU- Yet eatrice has the idea. I ' ll have lots of other little things fixed up for you by tomorrow. He won ' t want you to be a nurse- ever Just wait. Won ' t you come for a walk with me, Bee? Beatrice: I guess I can. (Charlie and Beatrice get up.) Alice: Good-bye, Charlie, and thank you. June: May I speak Beatrice? Beatrice: If you are careful. Tune- (mimicks Alice) Good-bye, Charlie, and thank you Beatrice and Charlie exit on one side. Alice and June on the other side.) Vage isa EI the nineteen fifteen MILLIPEK 2 ACT III. Scene 1. (Aunt Clara and children, Paul and Janet, enter living room; exam- ine surroundings. June enters.) Aunt Clara: Is this little June? Aunt Clara ' s June? June: This is June Calvin. I suppose this is Janet (points to girl) and this Paul (comes forward and shakes hands). Won ' t you sit down? I ' ll call Uncle Nat. Aunt Clara: Do. (Fusses around.) The thot of meeting a strange gentleman always confuses me. June: (goes to door) Uncle Nat, Uncle Nat! Here ' s a lady to see you. (Returns to Aunt Clara.) Sit down, do. (Aunt Clara sits.) Won ' t you children make yourselves more at home? Aunt Clara: (severely) You will find that Paul never sits while a lady stands and that Janet respects her elders also. (June silently drops to a chair and children obediently collapse upon sofa.) Aunt Clara: (panting) My how warm it is! I just decided the evening train in this heat would be too much so I just said to Janet, " We will go on the 2 :40 and get there by noon. Won ' t we surprise them though? " And guess what the little darling said? June: (murmuring and glancing toward Janet) I don ' t know. Aunt Clara: She said, " Let ' s hope it is a happy surprise, mamma. " Now, wasn ' t that thotful? I think nothing is so charming as a thotful little girl. Forgetting self is one of the greatest charms one can have. Now Paul, while I realize that he has reached the most selfish age, is unusually unconscious of himself — pleasantly, but not too forward — sweet and gentle, just the kind of a little youth to trust and tie to. June: That makes it nice. Aunt Clara: (briskly) What? June: I said that made it nice. Aunt Clara: It assuredly does. Another thing I can ' t bear is to have my little ones exposed to rudeness. I hope you agree with me. June : Sure. Aunt Clara: What? (Voice outside) : June, in the name of Peter! What old fossil wants to see me at this time of day? Tonight will bring enough lady for one week. Aunt Clara: The wretch! June: Skip on in. A surprise is a surprise. Uncle Nat: Skip yourself. Do you want me to appear without my necktie? June to Aunt Clara : Excuse me. He never can tie it himself. It ' s dangerous, too. Some day, somebody will draw it too tight. (Aunt Clara looks into distance. Children giggle. June exits; re- turns drawing Uncle Nat.) Uncle Nat: June, why in the name of sense, didn ' t you tell me she was in here! Aunt Clara: (with ice) No explanations will help. This is Mr. Prince, I believe. I ' m Mrs. Calvin-Kratz. Janet and Paul, speak to Mr. Prince. Page 137 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 3 Uncle Nat: My stars! Aunt Clara herself! (falls into chair). Aunt Clara: I— beg— your— pardon ? Uncle Nat : Yes, yes, Mrs. Clara Calvin-Kratz herself, and two kids. How do you like your new sister, boy? Paul: I beg your pardon? Uncle Nat: You get that from your mother. Now listen! Aunt Clara : There need be no explanations. Nothing could induce— Uncle Nat- I ' m talking! When I found these three nieces of mine disobeying I gave them a little lecture on sisters. There are three kinds of sisters— sisters of mercy, sisters of charity and own sisters. Now, June is to be your own sister, boy, and Beatrice is to be a charity sister to a discarded ' beau and Alice is to be a sister of mercy to the Belgians. Aunt Clara: Why the Belgians? What right have the Belgians to receive help and sympathy? I guess if Germany— , . Uncle Nat- That ' ll do. Germany ' ll need a nurse, I admit, before lono-, but I was talking and you stopped me. None of these girls can marry _not for 10 years, anyway. I don ' t believe in marriage. No bright person cares to trouble himself with a family of cross wives and children. Aunt Clara : Of course, you know ! As I was saying, if people knew anything about Germany— if Germany was understood— Uncle Nat: NO!! Germany is not mentioned m this house! lm glad to have you stav here as long as you keep Germany out of it — Aunt Clara : I go at once— that is, er— tomorrow on the next tram — er, that ' s the only one — ■ Uncle Nat: Don ' t be hasty. Aunt Clara: June, if you will show me my room — June: (who has been conferring with children) Yes, Aunt Clara. Aunt Clara: Come, children. Paul: Sure, old sport — I git ' cha. Janet : Gee, for a wash ! . Aunt Clara: My darling children, are your little tongues obeying those dear little hearts of yours? Paul: Bet your life! Janet: Sure, old sport! Uncle Nat : Fine kids ! It ' s too bad your mother doesn t take lessons from you. ... . , 9 Aunt Clara : Of all the insulting things ' .—June, will you assist me I (Takes Aunt Clara ' s arm. June and Aunt Clara exit.) Uncle Nat: (looking after them) How do you stand it, kids? Paul : Born to it. Uncle Nat: You have all my sympathy. Would you like to see my fighting cocks? Paul : Bet your life, old sport ! _ Uncle Nat : Be careful ! You haven ' t got me mixed with your mother Paul : I don ' t know very many nice words. Uncle Nat: Come on then, it doesn ' t matter— and Janet there, would you like to see a fight? _ t j. i 1 i a Janet: What a doll of a man ! (Each take Uncle Nat by hand and exit.) Scene 2. (Aunt Clara — Uncle Nat. Living room.) Page 188 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Uncle Nat: Say, Mrs. Clara Calvin-Kratz, I didn ' t mean to call vou an old fossil. You see I thot it might be the wash-woman. Aunt Clara: Indeed? Uncle Nat: Well it could have been. Aunt Clara : Hardly. Uncle Nat: (stands in front of her; yells in desperation) Well, I didn ' t mean to, anyway ! Aunt Clara: Just one insult after another. Uncle Nat: Oh Gosh ! What ' s a man to do? You ' ve got fine children. Aunt Clara: I can ' t say the same of you. Such language and im- pudence! She actually told me to " cash my lid " on the closet shelf! I tremble to think of my short forced visit — the effect upon the children! Uncle Nat: Did she tell you that? (Smiles in a pleased way.) Aunt Clara: Yes, those were her very words — the dear little June, upon whom dear departed Henry placed such love and affection — (Alice enters room in nurse ' s dress, red cross on her sleeve.) Alice: Oh Uncle Nat, see my new dress! They have telegraphed from headquarters that I ' m to have a little practice first. Miss Somebody- or-Other from town has sent me directions! Uncle Nat: Er — er — grand. Alice : Yes, I ' m to be a nurse in the home for a week. 1 must take blood tests from you all, since bleeding is to be my specialty. Uncle Nat: What? Alice : Yes. You know, just a mild incision in the forearm — no dan- ger at all — I ' ll bandage it up afterwards. Safe, antiseptic — all of that. (Produces from a small bag a little gleaming knife.) Just roll up your sleeve — Uncle Nat : No ! No ! Git out ! You don ' t cut me — Not on your life- Put it down — Git out! (Rushes around in room.) Alice: (drooping) Why, Uncle Nat! Aunt Clara : I ' ll hold him while you do it. (Grabs Uncle Nat ' s coat. " ) Uncle Nat: You fossil! Let go— Alice if you dare touch mej ' ll— Aunt Clara : Mr. Prince, I easily see why you are on the allies ' side. Cowards together — afraid of a little cut. Now a person with a drop of German blood — Uncle Nat: There you go — Germany, Germany, Germany. (Alice slips out.) Aunt Clara : Mr. Prince, you know nothing about it. A clear-headed, unprejudiced, understanding person well read upon the subject Uncle Nat: That ' s me — fair minded, cool headed and all, I decided the Germans were too chunky for words! Aunt Clara: When they have established a world wide empire, you will come on your knees and plead with me for mercy. Uncle Nat: Are you going to be king? Aunt Clara: No, but I will be in sympathy with them. Uncle Nat: Don ' t let Woodrow hear that. It ' s against the law it ' s anarchy. Aunt Clara: Oh, hush! You make me tired! Uncle Nat : Good ! Good ! You ' ll get along all right. Let me show you the pictures of my Texas farm. (Produces album and seats himself beside Aunt Clara.) I ' n e 139 £1 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 ACT IV. Scene 1. (Charlie and Uncle Nat on porch. Charlie- All I can do is to bring suit against her. My ring— that diamond cross, all the letters from college— my frat pin— everything— she positively refuses to give up. Charlie : Yes, she says something about being a sister to me, a sister of charity— some fool thing. Uncle Nat : Yes, a sister of charity. There are three kinds ot— Charlie: No, you don ' t. I can wait for that. I want my things— I ' ve got to go. Uncle Mat: Beatrice — Beatrice — Beatrice: (comes in) Yes, Uncle Nat? Uncle Nat: Give Charlie back his junk. Charlie: Yes, I want those letters and my pin and ring and that cross Beatrice : Indeed ? You can never have them. They are destroyed (begins to weep). _ . , Uncle Nat : For the love of Peter ! Now you ' ve done it, Bee ! Me in a damage suit ! It ' ll spoil my business— ruin me— my reputation— my— Aunt Clara: Now what ' s the trouble? (Comes on.) Uncle Nat : First one woman and then another. (Privately squeezes Aunt Clara ' s hand.) Suppose you kids go down into the orchard and settle this. It ' s been on my brain for an hour now. I ' m good tor money, ibut there ' s to be no suits. See? Aunt Clara : And send Janet and Paul up here. I want to see them. (Charlie and Bee exit.) Aunt Clara: What a beautiful place this is! Uncle Nat: (still holding her hand) Yes! Aunt Clara : Don ' t you ever get lonesome among such young lite . Uncle Nat : Yes, yes ; lonesome is my middle name. Aunt Clara: Why are you trying to break up Beatrices match. ' Don ' t you ever consider how lonesome she will be some day? Charlie is— Uncle Nat: (spiritedly) Yes, Charlie is a scamp! (Paces about stao-e ) He was going to sue me— actually make a big scandal out ot it I Aunt Clara : Well, Beatrice should have turned over his property it she was going to dismiss him. Not that I think — Uncle Nat: Well, she can ' t give what she hasn ' t got! Ihey re lost, I tell you — destroyed, burned, buried — gone. Aunt Clara: Not that I think any girl should— Uncle Nat: Anyway, she ' s his sister now. Why should he sue his Aunt Clara- Oh— er— er, may I say Nat? (Uncle Nat nods and blushes ) Nat, then, please realize how silly this " sister business ' ' is. it tears my heart to see such a smart man involve himself in such foolishness. Uncle Nat : Foolishness ! Well, I like that ! There are three kinds of- Aunt Clara: Yes, dear— er, Nat, I mean; I ' ve heard all of that, but it isn ' t sensible. Now — . T Uncle Nat: Well, perhaps it isn ' t sensible, but those girls think I mean it and I ' m going to stick to it. Pagre 140 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEH Aunt Clara: Have you always been so stubborn? Oh Nat, look at that beautiful bird ! (Takes his arm— points.) Uncle Nat : Sometimes there is enough beauty around without going to nature. „ , . . Aunt Clara: Hush dear. Hear they come. (Moves away from him.) (Paul and Janet with June between them come on.) Janet: Mother, mother! June ' s ready to go. She ' s going to be my sister always! Paul: Let ' s start tomorrow. She wants to see my Rover. Janet : And my pony ! She thinks I might put up Trinket at the fall races. Mother, say yes ! Be a sport. Paul : Come on, mother ; we could win lots by it. Aunt Clara: (smiling at Uncle Nat) The darlings! Pets are their soul life. Interest in other ' s comfort and pleasure is their slogan. June: Heavens! (Glances curiously at Uncle Nat.) Uncle Nat: Well, June; tomorrow you can take up your sister work. I ' ll be sorry to lose my company but— and remember, no marrying for ten years! June: Why Uncle! Uncle Nat: Go on— go away— I ' m busy. Take the kids down to the mail box. Paul: Come on girls! (Janet and Paul pull June away.) Uncle Nat: Now let ' s talk. (Aunt Clara joins him lovingly on bench.) Scene 2. (Uncle Nat along; then Alice.) Alice: ' Uncle Nat. I have just finished reading about the heart. It made me recollect those pains you had right here (points to middle of back). Do they still bother you? Uncle Nat: Yes — sometimes. Alice: Hm — Do you notice a slight wave in the throat during the duration of the pain? Uncle Nat: Why— I don ' t know— yes, I guess so— er— anything serious? Alice: Now don ' t get alarmed. Excitement is the worst thing that could happen to you. Uncle Nat: (angry) None of that! Tell me what ' s the matter or off you go to Nashville on the morning train. Alice: There, there. Let me take your pulse. Uncle Nat: Tell me — now (submits to pulse). Alice: Oh, if I could just get a blood test! Then with a month of good nursing, we might hope — Uncle Nat: There ' s nothing the matter with me — nothing at all — you go to Nashville tomorrow — trying to scare me with your tricks. Alice: Uncle Nat, if you would just breathe deeply — once — twice. Uncle Nat: Thunder! Go out — (Alice exits.) (Uncle Nat walks around the room, discovers Beatrice on couch asleep.) t 8 ' f. Uncle Nat: What ' s this! Beatrice: (slowly sitting up) Why — why, Uncle Nat, are you sick? Uncle Nat: NO — er, did you think I looked so, Bee? Page 141 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MjDLLIDEK 12 Beatrice: A pallor, perhaps just a shade too white — your heart? Uncle Nat: You too! Oh gosh! (rubs cheeks). There that ' s gone. Now, how are you and Charlie coming ? Beatrice: He ' s going to bring suit. He only hesitates because he still loves me. Uncle Nat: I ' d like to see him bring suit, — as for loving, it ' s only a habit. Beatrice: Oh Uncle Nat, you are cruel. (Begins to cry.) Uncle Nat: Fine! Fine! Just the thing! Be a sister to him, a sister of charity. Beatrice: You nasty thing — I just hope your heart is weak — there! (She exits. Uncle Nat views himself in mirror.) Uncle Nat: Maybe I am a little pale, and my back — it does hurt. (Breathes deeply.) Yes, that hits it — if I should be sick and Charlie should sue me — why Prince Brothers would go to the wall ! Oh, those girls — Clara ' ll know what to do. (Exits.) ACT V. Scene 1. (Beatrice, June, Alice, and Charlie.) June: They are going tomorrow — I go too. Charlie, you ' re the biggest fibber! Planned, indeed! Alice: And 1 go too, tomorrow. He was that sore when I told him about his weak heart — Beatrice : i know, honey ; I was " asleep " on the couch. I tried to help your cause when he discovered me and received a fiendish display of joy in return? June: What? Beatrice: Oh, he ' s so tickled about my " being a sister to Charlie " that he ' s going to risk a damage suit. Charlie, your ideas upon some things are crude enough. Charlie: That ' s it; rub it in. How was I to know how he ' d act? It ' s your fault, you ought to know him better than I. Beatrice: It isn ' t my fault — you (begins to cry). June: It is your fault, too! Beatrice — you made us believe you had everything fixed up all right. (Sulks.) Alice: I know my Uncle Nat; the trouble is with him. Did you ever have a plan that he didn ' t squelch? Charlie: (looking at females in various stages of tears) Cee! June : You ' re a man, Charlie ; do you expect ladies to fight for you. Go tell Uncle Nat that you want Beatrice, and then take her.. Charlie: I couldn ' t. He wouldn ' t like it — June: I suppose he wouldn ' t! — Haven ' t you any spirit? Charlie: And then you and Alice wouldn ' t get your inheritance. June : Git out ! Alice: My! She certainly does take after Uncle Nat. June: We ' re worse than dead; why worry about inheritance? Beatrice: I ' ll tell you what! Let ' s get Aunt Clara to help us. June: Crazy! She and Uncle Nat fight like tigers. Haven ' t you witnessed a " Germany discussion? " 1 ' anre 142 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 12 Beatrice: Yes, I know. They appear to fight like tigers, but I ' ve heard her call him " Nat " twice and " Nattie " once and " dear " three times. Charlie: For heaven ' s sake! June: You ' re bluffiing. Alice: No, she ' s not. I ' ve seen them squeeze hands myself. June: But Uncle Nat doesn ' t believe in marriage. Beatrice: That may be, but he does believe in flirting. Charlie: Well, I ' ll be dog-goned! Beatrice: I ' ll go and consult Aunt Clara. You be waiting on the porch. (Exits.) Scene 2. (Aunt Clara, Beatrice, Alice, June, Charlie.) Aunt Clara: You poor dears. You are in trouble, aren ' t you? Charlie: You bet. Aunt Clara: Oh, I do enjoy slang! It is so expressive. There are certain moods which cannot be couched in any other terms. Take Char- lie ' s " you bet, " it just streams gratitude. Now, let ' s see. June doesn ' t want to become my adopted daughter because it means leaving you other girls, and Alice doesn ' t want to be a nurse because it makes her ill to experience blood, and Beatrice does not want not to marry Charlie. Have 1 got it straight. Beatrice: Yes, Aunt Clara. Aunt Clara: And Uncle Nat — I do admire Nat for a name. Don ' t you, Charlie? Charlie: It ' s suggestive sometimes. Aunt Clara: Yes — suggestive is just the term I ' ve been seeking. To me Nat suggests a noble, honest, rugged character, to you? June: You forgot the wings. Aunt Clara : June, dear, you ' re such a riddle. Well, and Uncle Nat seems to insist that you obey him? Beatrice: He does. Aunt Clara: I see the dear man out in the garden with the children. (Calls) Paul, Janet — send Uncle Nat up here. — How he does love those youngsters! (Uncle Nat appears with children.) Aunt Clara: Mr. — er, Prince, I wish you to note that I get along just as well with your children as you do with mine. Uncle Nat: Huh? (Seats himself with Janet and Paul on either arm of his chair.) Aunt Clara: The girls and Charlie have been so good in confiding their little troubles and difficulties to me because they thot 7 — of all per- sons — could aid. Uncle Nat: Now, what ' s the matter? I thot I ' d gotten rid of all those children. Aunt Clara: Rid of these beautiful girls, that noble boy! Uncle Nat : That ' s not my boy. Great guns ! Aunt Clara : Well, any way, Nat ; I feel that you are making a great mistake in allowing these good people to misunderstand you. This sister business, for example — it ' s foolishness; you know it, I know it, they know it. Uncle Nat: (thundering) What! Indeed, they have to do as I say. I — have — said they have to be sisters and they have to be. See? Does everybody see? (Walks about stage.) Page 143 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 Aunt Clara: Tush, Nat. I feel, young friends, that I must tell you that vour Uncle Nat and myself are about to launch ourselves together upon ' that stream of eternal happiness. Our boat is large much larger than vour Uncle Nat seems to think. There is not only room for my sweet children in it, but for you girls and for Charlie. What s more, it is going to take two to run this boat. . Beatrice: But I thot Uncle Nat didn ' t believe m marriage I Uncle Nat: Well, I don ' t, for a couple of young rattle-brains, but for a good, broad-minded — Aunt Clara : Never mind, Nat. Of course he believes m marriage, aids,— he just likes to pose. Charlie, I think you and Beatrice must have an August wedding. . Uncle Nat: They aren ' t going to get married. Aunt Clara : Nat ! ! There, darling, don ' t tease any more— of course they are goin g to get married. And Alice, since I think you don t want to become a nurse, we ' ll have you take piano lessons at Nashville Nat. . don ' t growl; you don ' t know anything about girls. June need not worry: she is going to be mine and Uncle Nat ' s too! Uncle Nat: Oh gosh! . Aunt Clara: (giggling) Isn ' t slang expressive Its as hard foi a man to admit his incompetency as it is for the allies to admit Germany s power. Uncle Nat : OH GOSH! — Margery Prestley. Finis. l ' ane 144 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MflJJDEK 3 Prof. Cole ' s Chapel Talks. Basketball Game with Carbondale. Long in Senior Basketball Game. Senior Mustaches. Freshmen. Corridor Rules. Janitor Force. State Board of Health. J. M. U. News Items. Public Speaking Classes. A MILLIKIN LUNCHEON Far be it from me, the most humblest of creatures, to Bragg, but T do think MILLIKIN lays all other Colleges in the Shade when it comes to giving College luncheons. It makes the Cole chills run down my back when I hear other Fellows talk about some of the measley, little functions they have at their schools. I ' ll put ours up against any of them. I really think our school is above Parr in this respect. Permit me to defend my statement by Writing a Page Orr two concerning our luncheon last May. We held the luncheon just North of the Hall, in a Dale near the mid- dle of a Large Wood. Our location was splendid, but not Moore so than our menu was elaborate. We had Bacon and Bean(s), baked Herrin(g), boiled Hart, Lamb, Rice, corn on the Cobb, and many a Bunn for the meat course, with Fruit and Berry for dessert. I Hurd that the flour for the Bunn(s) had been given by a Miller, a Goodman of Decatur, who does a Million dollars ' worth of business annually in his Mills. A D. S. student was the Baker. It is also interesting to know how we got the Lamb and fish. Just before dinner, an old Fisher man crossed the Ford of a small stream that skirted the foot of a High Hill and ran thru a Green Lee far away to the right. He came up to our camp with a string of Herrin(g) and gave them to us. The string was run thru the Gill of each fish, but it didn ' t Hirt them much. As for the Lamb, there was an old Shepherd in the country who gave it to us. He was a Meek man (I think I never saw a Meeker) and was afraid that some thieves who lived in a Smallwood nearby, would either Robb him Orr Steele his sheep. They had already carried his Galloway. We boys had helped Hunt for her, and it was for this kind deed that he gave us the Lamb. The old man was " Behold that man w o shows himself more idle than if laziness were sister to him. " — Rolanl Wallace. l ' age 1 45 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MUJJDEK 13 rapidly Phalen in his health, because of worrying over this Grimm situa- tion He was wise enough to know, however, that the Price of his life was exercise and fresh air, therefore, he took a Long Gallup across country every day and Aird himself. Thus we secured our supplies for dinner. When dinner was ready, a big Horn was blown and a Bell which hung on a Post was rung. We even fired a salute with a Cannon. People came from Field and class-room. Alexander (an ' der) English teacher came together. She was putting on Ayres as usual. There are various Modes of serving luncheons, but we all helped ourselves. I bought a Nice Brown Bunn at a Booth (even tho I knew the salesman was a Skinner) and sat down on a Stone to eat it. I also got some Pif er a boy near me All be- o-an to Munch their food greedily. One of the Profs, burned his Lippe supping hot coffee. I knew he would Burnett, if he were not careful. While we were eating, a young man named Long, Born of colored parents, appeared in the distance. In his haste, he was coming across a sweet potato patch. Suddenly, his foot tripped on a ridge and he fell -prawlincr They Seldomridge their potatoes in the South, therefore he was not expecting the slight elevation of ground. He got up laughing and, being a fast Walker, soon reached the crowd. The first thing to catch his eye was a dog lapping milk from a pan, and he said, Law, he Dunlap all that milk Atlass. " Then, noticing that everyone else was eat- in " he said, " Wall, I rackon the Grubel be et up if I don t hurry and git my share " In a little while there was quite a Dearth of food, but every one seemed to be satisfied. In fact, I Hurd several people say they were Fuller than they had been for some time. I feel sure from appearances that many of them were Fullenwider than they would ever be again. A storm came up after luncheon, and all hastened to shelter. As they were leaving, the boys who had been responsible for the meal, shouted, Shall we have another luncheon? " and the answering shout from the crowd came reverberating thru the valley, " Yes, Dubo is. " " She is a winsome wee thing. She is a handsome wee thing. She is a bonny wee thing, This sweet wee wife o ' mine. " — Phalen. ' A saturated solution of sentimentality. " — Isabel DAWSON. Page 140 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MttJJDEK 3 DRAMA OF LIFE ACT III. SCENE V. Soliloquy. Gallup : " To marry, or not to marry ; that is the question : Whether ' tis better, in the end, to suffer The lonely freedom of a bachelor ' s life, Or to take in my arms my Mollie dear And by marrying renounce it? To resign my will: Why not? And, by resigning, perhaps to end The heart-aches and the soul-consuming flame That love is heir to — ' tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished. To resign my will : To resign ; perchance to obey. Aye, there ' s the rub. For after marriage what conflicts may come When I have laid aside my bachelor ' s robe, Must give me pause. There ' s the respect That makes the calamity of marriage ; For who would bear the sneers and scorns of girls, The landlady ' s jaw, the students ' contumely, The pangs of disprized love, the meal ' s delay, The insolence of rivals, and the spurns That ancient lovers of the younger take, When he himself might blissful be, By a mere marriage? Who would single be, To live a teacher ' s miserable life, But that the dread of troubles after marriage, That matrimonial state, from whose bonds Few are released, troubles the lover And makes him rather bear those ills he has Than fly to others that he knows not of? Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all, And thus the bright view of connubial bliss Is sicklied o ' er with meditations of the future, And many " cases " quite mutual and sincere, By such selfish motives are turned awry, And thwart the end of love. Hear you now ! The whole wide world ! No, I must confess, I haven ' t got the nerve. " " He is the very pine-apple of politeness. " — Carl Hesley. Page 14 ti THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MELLIDEK 3 THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE J. M. U. PHONOGRAPH DEPARTMENT Ann Stowell Martha Mcintosh Leo Graybill Karl Hesley Mary Bell Price Martha Redmon This fine line of the latest, improved talking machines, Absolutely FREE ! Guaranteed to run 48 hours without winding, and to say nothing worth hearing. Beware of imitations! CHARACTERISTIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL SAYINGS R. Gibson.— " Oh, Lawd, Snell ! " H. Moore.— " By Golly, Guy! " R. Reeter. — " Dag gone it! " D. McCaslin. — " I don ' t like cabbage, a nd I am glad I don ' t, for if I did, I would eat it, and I hate it. " Prof. Risley. — " Now, for instance, in tennis. " Prof. Meek. — " Et cetera. " " Squib " Ellison.— " The interests of the people vs. the people of the interests. " Dr. Rouse. — " For instance, a snake. " Miss Allen. — " Silence. " Coach Price. — " Now, when I was coaching at Cadillac. " " Quit that high school stuff. " Hesley. — " Why, I want to know why? " l agre I4X " No season now for calm, familiar talk. " — Exam. Week. THE (HINETEE FIFTEEN MHJLIDEH ANTIQUE SOCIETY Grace P. Conant Emerson Cash Springer Alex Long Albert T. Mills Clarence Crumbaker Mollie Grubel Thomas W. Galloway Eugenia Allen John C. Hessler J. M. U. Movie: " THE WINDOW-PEEPERS " — (A Love Tragedy) Place. — Driveway at side of K. D. X. Fraternity House. The Peeper Mabel Dunlap The Heartbreaker Calvert W. Dyer Audience — — - Kappa Delt Chapter UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY Or Where They Can Always Be Found On the Stairs: Helen Webber Naomi Shuey Leo Graybill In the Corridors: Frank Houghton Henrietta Page Mary Bell Price Martha Redmon Elizabeth Galloway Nellis Parkinson Tri-Delt House: George Lillich Paul Cannon Charlotte Kerney Isabelle Dawson Nina Conel Joe Catlin Ann Duvall Gail Frede Gertrude Martin Margaret Rook Curtis Douglass Z. T. A. House: Paul Aird Raleigh Gibson Spott ' s Pool Room Harry Robb Senn Hoover " Grandma " Grundy Karl Hesley Lowell Gill Dwight Zimmerman " More matter for a May morning. " — LESSON IN Campustry. Page 149 THE nineteen fifteen m hjjdek Empress Theatre: Lisle Brown Oliver Kriege Robert Maxwell Howard Moore Clyde Hart Roscoe Ford North Main Street: Burtis Lawson " Squib " W. Ellison Howard Moore Library at J. M. U.: Mary Louise Kohler Frank Davis Anne Marie Phillips Edna Gelsthorpe Gail Watt Margery Prestley Alex Long Ruth Lewman Urban McDonald Leo Bailey At the Butt End of a Cigarette: Ewing Wilson " Deck " Duval Paul Swanson Dwight Zimmerman On North Water Street: John Magill Sumner Pallardy Everett Penhallegon Gersham Skinner Thomas Goodman College Supply Store: Martha Mcintosh Lauren Shaw Arthur Steele Ruth McMennamy " The Corner " Drug Store: Eugene Caldwell Robert Lamb Lawrence Morrow Minturn Norris William Price Herman Reed Marion Rentchler Roland Teague HOW WE RECOGNIZE THEM Vivian Bell 1 Marie Miller - -Floury Complexion Henrietta Page J Louise Bradford....... Flashing Diamonds and Frat. Pins Florence Bacon - - Perfume Miss Allen... Heav Ste )s Bessie Fruit 1 gilly giggle Mary Belle Price f " Punk " Miller Ragtime Selections Harry Pifer - -Teacher ' s Agency Literature Charlotte Baxmeyer| Mannishness Charlotte Kerney | — " know I ' m . " —Harold McNabb. I ' ngf 150 e: the nineteen fifteen mdjjdek MILLIDEK JOKES Prof. Robb. — " Sight an instance of an infant industry. " Gibson. — " The manufacture of malted milk. " F. Kuny. — " Frank Houghton ' s mustache reminds me of a baseball game. " L. Brown.— " Why? " F. Kuny. — " There are nine on a side. " Prof. Phalen. — " In the physics laboratory you will find some scales. " Student. — " Sounds rather fishy to me. " (Must have been a freshman.) Acker, at the Empress. — " One thing that guy got off pleased me. " Joe Catlin.— " What? " Acker. — " The stage. " Lucille Busbey to Lisle Brown.- — " I wish I had my German. " Lisle Brown. — " Your German is a Swede. " Dr. Rouse in psychology class. — " What will stimulate passive atten- tion? " Roland Teague. — " A pretty girl. " Prof. Colvin in agriculture class. — " Dr. Hessler has a Babcock tester upstairs in his laboratory room. We will meet there this afternoon for a test. " Miss Deck. — " Professor, will it be a written test? " Miss Doocey, a freshman, to dealer at Morehouse Wells. — " I would like a lady ' s gymnasium suit, please. " Trust not the physician. " — Quarantine. Page 151 21 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 Clerk (visibly amused). — " Why — er — we don ' t keep anything in la- dies ' wearing apparel. This is a hardware store. Vivian Bell. — " Oh, ' Grandma ' is much stronger than he looks. " (We wonder how she knows.) Miss Conant, in Book-store. — " Mr. McDavid, what ' s your ' phone number? " Mac. — " 1140. " (This is the Empress number.) Bee Bottrel, to Tri-Delt furnace boy. — " We Tri-Delts are going to have a family reunion tomorrow. Don ' t you want to come? " Dr. Rouse. — " If the son of a red-headed man were red-headed, what would that be? " McDonald. — " That would be a case of hair-red-ity " (heredity). ACT I. Maxwell, on Kappa Delt porch, reading quarantine sign. ACT II. Maxwell rapidly disappearing in direction of Archer T ' s. ACT III. Maxwell reappearing with a broad grin and ten cans of Prince Al- bert. " Prof. Crosier, translating in French class. — " He is not a rascal, he is a senior " (seigneur). Co-ed, at Church. — " Why, L eo Graybill has still another girl tonight. I wonder if he will get clear around this year. " Henrietta Page. — " You have a ' monotony ' on those men. " Feb. 17, 1915. Clyde, starting up the girls ' stairway. — " Good-bye, sweetness. " Bessie (who assumed that he was addressing her). — " Good-bye. " " All we ask is to be let alone. " — Vivian and ' Grandma. ' I ' ngp 152 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 Peterson, in the English class. — " By the way, that reminds me. Prof. Cole would like to revive an interest in the practice of archery at the J. M. U., especially among the girls. He has several good bows (beaux) in the manual training room. " Sarah Dale. — " Oh, tell him to be sure to save me one. " Heard in the corridor: Martha Mcintosh. — " Oh, I think Mr. Blank is just horrid. He ' s sure a dead one. " Urban McDonald. — " I ' d say he was a fit subject for the undertaker. " Ivra Shaw. — " My, this is a grave subject! " Guy Dickerson. — " Come on, now ; you ' re always running things into the ground. " A terrible crash was heard in the kitchen on the evening of our ar- rival at Lake Geneva. " Chick " Hansen, to Bliss Irwin, who was waiting tables. — " What was that noise? " Bliss.— " Oh, they are just breaking in a new waiter. " Prof. Mills. — " What were the means of transportation in 1776? " Robb. — " There was just one railroad. " Prof. Mills.— " What one was that? " Robb.— " The B. 0. " The German class had just made a miserable failure of singing a Ger- man song. After an embarrassing pause, Miss Blackburn said : " Some- body get a pitch-fork so we can get our tone. " The class in educational psychology were making some experiments in hearing. After a series of tests to see how one could best hear a watch tick, Ivra Shaw announced the following discovery: " I can hear the watch tick better when I hold my breath a few inches from my face. " " 1 never take a nap after dinner, but when I have had a bad night, then the nap takes me. " — One-Thirty History Class. I ' nge 153 e the nineteen fifteen mhjjdek 3 Student. " Prof. Meek, can you give me a Bible quotation that will describe a freshman? " Prof Meek (without a moment of hesitation) .— " They toil not, neither do they spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. " Disowned. Barber, doubtfully.— " You ' re growing a mustache, aren ' t you? " Hart, boldly.— " No. " (A cheerful ) Carl Russel, giving an English quotation.— " The tramp sat on the box-car and his feet dragged the ground. " — Longfellow. Miss Conant.— " I don ' t think much of a girl that doesn ' t know how to put on a horse ' s breastplate. " (She wondered why the students laughed.) Cashier, to William Henderson as he presented his month ' s pay check at the window.— " Do you want paper or silver? " Henderson.— " Paper. Why? " Cashier.— " Oh, some people object to paper because it carries germs Henderson.— " I ' m not afraid of that. No microbe could live on my salary. " Eda Tenison.— " What does ' avoirdupois ' mean? " Ruth Lewman, absent-mindedly.— " I don ' t know what it means in English, but, in French, it means ' have some peas. ' " Miss Conant.— " Mr. Shurtz, you may read ' My Penelope. ' " Judy, who had not been watching the book.— " Where is my Penelope? Miss Conant.— " Who knows if you don ' t? " The class had been reading French in concert. Miss Blackburn.— " I always thot that boys had better teamwork than girls. " George Lillich. — " Not in talking. " " Most glorious night! Thou tvert not sent for slumber. " — Pallardy. Page 184 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 Donald Swarthout, in chapel speech. — " The sword struck a brass button on Handel ' s coat, otherwise we would have no Handel (handle) today. " One of Wasem ' s little sayings. — " She said not a word to me, and T said the same to her. " Coen. — " I have Millidek jokes on this paper. " Pifer. — " Have you got my ' thesis subject ' down? " " Either knowledge is not to be obtained at all or after death. " — Senn Hoover. Page 155 e: the nineteen fifteen millipek :s Calendar gpril 1914 April 1. They give us an extra day for Easter vacation. The profs plan ways by which we may be kept busy and cheerful during this ardu- ous holiday. Someone leaves a package containing a very dead rodent on Lucie ' s desk. Perhaps Phalen is changing his tactics. April 2. Y. W. election is worse than the rushing season. Pi Beta Phi tea. gtCO rAt_ ANTV- S£ l_OOt l TE.CR1- APRIL 3. Annual. Tri Delt Prof. Mills explains voting in chapel as fol- lows : 1 . Only self - support- ing students are unchai- ns. .-.- april 3 lenged. 2. Martha Mcintosh and others under age need not try. 3. Ladies will not vote for poundmaster. April 4. Dr. Galloway entertains the Juniors. April 6. Seniors have a kid party in gym. April 7. Wet and dry election, Kellogg and Sophia Drobisch with Heath ' s German diction- ary. Effects upon elec- tion, irate foreigners and arrests for apologies. Loose at fire, Mirth Cole and Martha Red- ' -°ior vceuuod, pri) 7 mon. Effects upon fire, one cash girl secured and one waste paper basket saved. Page 15 I THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK April 8. Elizabeth Galloway ' s gentleman friend is not prepared for the raise in fare at the Oakland Movies. The Seniors ' old stiff joints begin to creak from the kid party. April 9-13. Vacation. April 14. Kaeuper becomes floor walker in Wanamakers ' . Prof. Mills shows his true blood by telling his history class about a damned old river. April 16. Tri Delt tea. Y. W. and Y. M. at last pull off their elections. April 17. Cutie resigns; not even a universal petition for resur- rection can touch his adamantine heart. S. A. E. Annual. April 18. Rev. E. M. Smith kindly saves us from being led in chapel by Prof. Cole. Alpha Chi Annual held and photographed. Student Council elects. April 21. Carl Russell tells Miss Conant, that in Kentucky, a fellow orders clothes by hip pocket size, for pint or quart bottle. April 22. The Alumni lead chapel. Poorly or unwisely nourished, Mr. Van Cleve knocks Millikin. His idea seems to be that the Dec wishes to use him for the butt of their jokes; even the Dec couldn ' t get that low. APRIL 25. Mr. Van Cleve was misunderstood. April 28. Have we college spirit? We stand undivided for Prexy. I ' ilKl- LIS THE (NINETEEN itfteen mhjlidek ffflap 1914 May 1. Junior-Senior Reception at Y. W. C. A. We are told that we can ' t be perfect fools until we have studied Latin. Mrs. Machan ' s and Miss Bragg ' s classes become popular. Prexy discovers that only the inferior third have seen the painting in the reception room. May 5. Junior girls pledged Pi Mu Theta. May 6. Orchestra comes to Millikin. Miss McCaslin ' s office and stairs well filled. Prexy removes " attic leaners " because chapel ceiling is unsafe. Pi Mu Theta pledges appear in dunce caps. May 8. Freshs and Sophs have a really exciting chapel service. Risley attempts to speak but is lulled into obscurity by that still popular melody, " Sit down, sit down, you ' re rocking the boat. " MAY 9. The Freshies won the contest but they are sorry about the walk. If Gold Dust fails, the janitors can paint another 17 under the first, subtract, and there will be nothing left. May 12. Miss Grubel decides to begin to think up a May stunt. Steadier minds think it too early. Gearish lets the Glee Club perform without a reader. May 13. All good sports sign contracts to return next year. Founder ' s Day. The whole town turns out. 1 ' age 150 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 May 14. Wra. McKin- ley arrives. Miss Conant reads the love scenes in Jane Eyre to her Junior English class — it takes a thief to catch a thief. TH» CROWD M( Y It May 15. The girls have a Geneva party. May 19. A doctor makes typhoid antitoxin very alluring in a chapel talk. Overheard after chapel, " Oh but he made me sick! " May 20. The Millideks come out. " Did you see my picture? It isn ' t very good, but — " May 22. Riz takes one of his Cincinnati tours; the engineers be- come almost devilish. Girls ' Glee Club sing in chapel. Edna Meeker studies all night for Pi Mu Theta exam. May 23. Prof. Mills wore yesterday ' s tie. May 26. Campus classes — ideal equipment, last week ' s newspaper and Miss Conant for leader. May 27. Hughey babies commence. Anne Fox is mistaken for Mrs. Magath. Senior Cut Day. May 29. Brownback Story Contest. May 30. Vacation; Seniors begin theses. Page 160 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN NIILLIPtK 3 June 1914 June 1. Pi Mu Theta breakfast. June 2. That May Fete really comes off. 6,11-l.ET+E. " BAtWl Miss Conant appears in a new dress. Alec likes it all but the ginger- bread. Leo wins a medal by severe oratorical efforts. June 8. Exams begin. Seniors breakfast at St . Nick. June 9-10-11. Mostly exams. June 12. Exhibit, stuffed animals, English charts, etc., displayed. June 13. Dramatic Art play. June 14. Baccalaureate service. June 15. Seniors are upset, torn and battered in an effort to com- bine breakfast, Jacobsen ' s and auto ride. June 16. Most of the Seniors get their diplomas. Pasre 161 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 3 September 1914 Sept. 13. Vacation ends. Sept. 14. Rushing begins. Sept. 15. Coach Price attends Empress. Sept. 16. Geraldine Conklin eats rose buds for red haws. " The ayes seem to have it, the ayes do have it, " from Prof. Mills ' mass meeting. Sept. 17. Willie Casey is requested to register at office. Soph Ultimatum, — " Whereas we begun our class life so conspicuous- ly — " (Whereas they did!) LITT SfPT. (7 Tage 162 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 23 Sept. 18. Y.M.-Y.W. Reception — grins — grins — grins. Presentation of sweaters. Doc Galloway on smoking. Sept. 20. Lillich hires Monroe to entertain Breezy the Sunday nights he can ' t. SEPT. 2 Page JG3 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MELLIDEK 3 Sept. 21. Hippo Reeder returns. Alpha Chi dance, Harold McNabb leading Helen Doocy. Freshman barker party begins. Sept. 2. T. K. E. house raided. Sept. 23. Clipped heads in chapel. Sept. 24. Leah Fullenwider lost in chem. lab. ige 104 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 Slumber party in Riol. 5. Sept. 25. Prexy denies ever having smoked on campus. Sept. 26. Zeta Tau Alpha dance and Empress partv Sept. 27. Coach Price attends Empress. Pi Beta Phi dance. Sept. 28. Ada Tenny attends 8 o ' clock class on this particular Mon- day morning. l ' age 1 65 SI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN OULLIDEK ?3 October 1914 Oct. 1. Class elections. C. Hart is surprised when he is elected Senior president. Oct. 3. We win St. Louis game. S. A. E. ' s entertain Aston Hall. Oct. 4. Coach Price does it again. Oct. 5. T. K. E. ' s visit Aston Hall. Oct. 6. Dr. Jenney entertains us in chapel with an account of a friend who took 15 years for his college course. Senn Hoover is fussed. Sorority Pledge Day. Oct. 7. " Yes, I ' ve seen a cow boy. They wear big hats and spurs and that ' s about all, " from Prof. Mills ' history class. Mr. Swarthout offers us a Bonus if we get him music students. Seniors start mustaches. McDavid tells Dr. Rouse that if a 4 year old youth craves whiskey he should have it. OCT. 8. The Freshmen and Sophs begin to agitate a contest. Prof. Risley steps into the lime-light. [ ' age 166 e: the nineteen fifteen mhjjdek Oct. 9. Football pep meeting. Was Ken High fussed? oc . s Oct. 10. Normal holds us to a scoreless game. Oct. 12. Coach Price attends Empress. Oct. 13. Dr. Galloway ' s skeleton sits down in Biol. 5. Oc. " X . " S — - We have a negro chapel speaker. Oct. 14. A motley bunch assembles on the chapel stage, — it is the chapel choir. Kirby meets Gail Watt at Kappa Delt, (3cT . H Aston Hall reception. Page 107 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK Oct. 17. Beasley back. 16- A S. oc . 7 Oct. 20. Freshman-Sophomore contest pulled off. waits while Prof. Risley makes his annual search. The audience oc ' Z o Oct. 21. Prof. Olds sings Tipperary for us with Wesleyan goat ac- companying him. Sophs raise the Freshman colors ; there ' s no living with Risley. Oct. 22. Freshmen are divided among faculty parents. Vage i«k 21 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 23 OCT. 27. Miss Horn tutors a botany student at Zeller ' s. Miss Phillips, anxious to make a hit in Biology, recites on Aquatic Emotions of Fishes. Conservatory reception. Dr. Rouse locks up his secretary. OCl 2-7 ■ Oct. 28. J. Ham Lewis speaks in chapel. He thinks it ' s a man ' s job to kiss a girl. Oct. 30. Y. M. and Y. W. mask reception. Oct. 31. Prof. Cole gets in fight. 1 ' age 16!) THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILUDEK 3 Jlobember 1914 NOV. 1. Dr. Grimm rescues dormitory-he is seen doing actual labor. NOV. 4. Philos have a wiener roast. Nov H Aston Hall reception to students, faculty and their wives. Nov. 6. Pep meeting. First Senior luncheon. NOV 6 Nov. 7. Illinois College vs. Millikin. Millikin Decatur Day. Nov. 10. Hek ' s art model is put to work. m K IN c- ( THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEH Nov. 11. Typhoid vaccine popular. Sixty will go to Wesleyan until Mrs. Walker offers to chaperon, then number drops to 10. Nov. 13. Wesleyan trip. Nov. 15. Annie wins. Nov. 19. Piano wizard. Hor.ii — S. A. E. pledge dance. Nov. 20. Hawver conducts biology class. HHWVtS 1 ' age 171 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MDLUDEK 2 Nov. 21. Z. T. A. open house. Tri Delt Founder ' s Day banquet. Nov. 24. " I was very glad to be out of Decatur last week. " — Rouse. Nov. 25. Thanksgiving vacation begins. Nor. xf_ Nov. 26. Millikin vs. Charleston. Champ goes up in smoke. the nineteen fifteen millidek Becember 1914 DEC. 2. Millidek day. We wear horns and promise to pay a dollar down. Dec. 3. Buy a Barrel Day. Judy tells us the Belgians have nothing to lay on but straw. Touched, we give him promises to pay. DEC. 4. Y. W. Calendars run rival to the Dollar Down Movement. Pi Phi dance. Dec. 5. Z. T. A. kid party. Dec. s Junior party at Dr. Galloway ' s. DEC. 7. Heating plant busts. Pi Mu Theta party. Annette Kellerman at Empress. Dec. 1. Vase n Zl THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MDLLIDEK 23 Dec. 8. Heat still off. Senior sweaters appear. pec. $ Dec. 9. Flower shower for Prexy. Caps and gowns come in on Seniors. DEC. 10. T. K. E. tea. DEC. 11. Philo Orlandian Contest. Dec _ DEC. 12. Alpha Chi dance. DEC. 14. Senior party at T. K. E. house. Page 174 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MDJJDEK 12 Dec. 15. Football banquet. Dec. 17. S. A. E. tea. Dec. 19. Tri Delt Xmas party. Dec. 20. Phalen married. OEC 10- Page 1 1 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 2 Sfanuarp 1915 Jan. 5. " My wife won ' t let me. " Ag. course starts. Jan. 6. Prexy mistakes Caldwell for an Ag. student. Glee Club sweaters appear. Jan. 7. Kappa Delt tea. Jan. 8. Student Volunteer Convention begins, — a party for Coen. Lelia Haggett falls thru the basement. Jan. 9. Kappa Delt dance. Jan. 10. Coen ' s friends depart. Jan. 13. Senior girls appear in uniform even as Linn and Scruggs cash girls. Jan. 14. Pi Phi tea. Jan. 15. T. K. E. dance and banquet combined. Bertha Rogers arrives too early at the banquet. JAN. 16. Pi Mu Theta banquet. Jan. 18. Miss Allen sits all day on the library radiator. It ' s nice to have her comfortable. Jan. 22. Wesleyan game ; we beat. Jan. 23. Miss Conant takes her feminine Freshmen to the Empress. CONftMT Page 170 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 13 Jan. 30. Aston Hall have a truly annual. What is home without Mrs. Walker? Jan. 31. The farmers ' institute with all the plaster maps, dolls ' houses and cakes, is removed. comNTRr wwoLi Page 177 EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Jfebruarp I9t5 Feb. 1. Registration begins. Feb. 2. Seniors have kid party at Tri Delt house. Feb. 3. " If by any chance, a new student should come here next fall. " — Prexy ' s chapel talk. Feb. 5. Douglass wins Brown debate. Feb. 6. Girls have party in gym. Feb. 7. Coach Price goes to Empress. Feb. 10. Risley forgets his keys. Feb. 15. Pi Mu Theta valentine party. Feb. 17. Kappa keys awarded. We are proud of our boys. Feb. 18. Spring has arrived — Prof. Mills has his hair cut. Kappa Delts go into quarantine. Feb. 19. Reception room becomes a hospital; we are searched for sore throats. Kappa Delts resign themselves to a six weeks ' vacation. Brownback story contest. Scrubs beat the fast Hedding team. Feb. 20. Sophs are entertained by Dr. and Mrs. Hessler, Prof, and Mrs. Mills. The Smarties attend the Pan-Hellenic feed. " Has she went yet? " Page m Zl THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 13 Feb. 22. Wash ' s birthday. Feb. 23. Dr. Rouse sends picture post card to his 11:15 class and more substantial evidence to his best girl. Feb. 24. Juniors and Seniors scrap. FSB if Feb. 25. We wipe up Carbondale. The " fusser " with the red cap almost makes us forget our hospitality. Feb. 26. Dr. Hessler speaks on cuts. Kappa Delt Annual. Prof. Mills entertains Z. T. A. Feb. 27. Freshman party with date book and dates. Kappa Delt Stag. Page 179 the nineteen -FIFTEEN MDJJDEK 12 Jfflard) 1915 March 1. Jitney busses quit. March 3. Literary meetings. March 4. Tournament begins — we think we have lost. March 5. We have not lost; the games go on. Senior lunch. March 6. We win tournament and celebrate Mrs. Browning ' s birth day. S. A. E. Annual. March 8. Corwin Querry has a battle with another child — the dis appearance of a little sword. CRIP G)U£.S .«.V March 9. Millidek election. Tournament celebration illustrated by famous towel salute. Alex Long signs his ballot at t he election. Some voter! March 11. College lunch. March 12. High School Tournament begins. Risley .leads chapel for visitors; what do you suppose they think? Alpha Chi Annual. Page 180 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MDLLIDEK March 13. Douglas leads chapel. T. K. E. Annual. March 17. Ruth Mattocks visits Clinton. March 19. Intercollegiate Debate. The Wesleyan speaker talks of he said, she said, and it said. Pi Phi Annual. March 20. Riggs receives scholarship. March 23. Dr. Rouse helps Miss Mitchell select a hat. " WOOS. . mrre.He.Li_ March 26. Z. T. A. Annual. March 30. Senior play. Hart and Lillich make satisfactory ar- rangements. MAR. 3d Page 181 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 3 gprtl 1915 April 9. Tri Delt Annual. April 13. Mary Shastid ' s re cital. April 17. Inter-fraternity dance. April 20. Conservatory artists ' dance. April 23. Junior-Senior reception. April 24. Pi Beta Phi dance. April 27. Faculty Concert, Conservatory. April 30. Senior Reception. IX ' . ' THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK fllap 1915 May 7. Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. May 8. Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. May 11. Freshman-Sophomore Contest. May 13. Founder ' s Day. May 21. Freshmen and Sophomores entertain High School Seniors. PLAX G. r w T i- HIS UiOAL DASh May 28. Coburn Players. May 29. Coburn Players. T. K. E. German. Page 183 EITHENINET N-nrr NMUJJDEK ftme 1915 June 10. Z. T. A. picnic. June 14. Class Day. Conservatory Commencement. June 15. Commencement. Vacation begins. junt li . I ' HgO I HI Consertoatorp Page 18 Zl THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK JttUlttun Consierbatorp of Jflusic Millikin Conservatory is recognized by authorities to have equipment and building which surpass anything in the United States for music work. While this fact is acknowledged, the policy of the Conservatory is to emphasize the most vital and worthwhile factor — the efficiency of the faculty. The aim of the directors is to have courses of study which are systematic and in accord with the best pedagogic ideas on musical matters which the country can offer. The standards of these courses of study are equal to those offered by other leading schools of music of America. The faculty consists of men and women with thoro training and experience. The leading teachers have enjoyed the double advantage of study in Europe and America and are artists of more than local reputation. Aside from providing high grade recitals by members of the faculty and more advanced students, the Conservatory brings to its pupils and the music lovers of the city, opportunity to hear, each year, several of the world ' s most celebrated artists. Since the opening of the present college year, Harold Bauer, pianist; Maud Powell, violinist; Jenny Dufau, coloratura soprano ; and the Zoellner String Quartet have been presented on the Conservatory Artist Series. In addition to these, other notable attrac- tions will yet be offered including the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and assisting artists. Informal student recitals which occur from week to week, afford opportunity to practically all music students, no matter of what degree of advancement, to gain experience along the line of playing before others. The more proficient students appear on occasional programs to which the public is invited. A splendid spirit of co-operation exists among the faculty and student body, and, without question, the Conservatory is entering upon an era of most splendid achievement from both standpoints of enrollment and high musical standards. Outlines of study in the Conservatory embrace certificate and diploma courses in pianoforte, violin, organ and voice, and comprehensive courses in public school music and general teaching methods. Thru affiliation of the Conservatory with the University, literary music courses also are offered leading to graduation from either Academy or College. EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 Jfacultp Max van Lewen Swarthout Director of the Conservatory of Music. Professor of Piano and Violin Playing and Theoretic Branches. Donald M. Swarthout Associate Director of the Conservatory of Music. Professor of Piano and Organ Playing, Theoretic Branches and History of Music. Ada Emilie Lindsay, K K r Secretary of the Conservatory. University of Illinois, 1901-2; A. B., The James Millikin University, 1905; Columbia University, New York City, Summer 1912. EI THE WINETEEV ITFTEEN MHJJDEK 13 Jfacultp Mr. Max van Lewen Swarthout, Director of Millikin Conservatory of Music, Professor of Violin and Piano Playing and Theoretic Branches, is a director and musiciain of great ability. While pursuing his elementary and academic educational courses, he studied music privately. From 1895 to 1902 he studied under the direction of teachers in Chicago, in the Gottschalk Conservatory of Music and the Balatka Musical College. From 1902 to 1905 he studied in the Royal Conservatory of Music at Leipzig, Germany. Mr. Swarthout is a violinist as public performer, but has had wide experience as pianist and teacher of piano playing. He has also had much experience in orchestra work, spending a year as concertmeister of Drake Violin Orchestra, Chicago, before going abroad. The last year spent abroad afforded Mr. Swarthout an unusual opportunity as a first violinist of the Gewandhaus Orchestra under Arthur Nikisch. He was recommended by Hans Sitt, conductor of Royal Conservatory Orchestra, to fill the vacancy in the first violin section under Nikisch. Mr. Swarthout ' s experience as a teacher has been extensive, and as executive officer he has enjoyed splendid success as director of music, Oxford College, Oxford, Ohio, 1905 to 1911 ; director of College of Music, Illinois Woman ' s College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1911-14. His preparation in theoretic work has been very thoro. He was personally recommended by Professor Gustav Schreck, Professor of The- oretic Branches, Leipzig Conservatory, to do private teaching to students who wished special tutoring in theoretic work. Mr. Swarthout is a man of broad culture and forceful personality. The board of managers of Millikin University together with all authorities of the Conservatory are very enthusiastic and hopeful for the future of Millikin Conservatory. Mr. Donald M. Swarthout, Associate Director of Millikin Conserva- tory and Professor of Piano Playing and Theoretic Branches, received his early musical training in private study. From 1898 to 1902 he was in the Balatka Musical College, Chicago. From 1902 to 1905 he was a stu- dent in the Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipzig, Germany, graduating from this institution in 1910-11. He was fortunate in having private study under Isador Philipp, Professor of Piano at National Conservatory, Paris, France. While serving as Associate Director of Music, Oxford Oollege, Oxford, Ohio, 1906-10, he was Organist at Miami University. He also acted as Associate Director of Music, Illinois Woman ' s College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1911-14. Mr. Swarthout has filled numerous church organ positions and is a musician of splendid ability. The extended and thoro preparation of the Messrs. Swarthout coupled with their long and successful experience in the executive musical work, warrants our belief that not only will they maintain the present musical standards of Millikin Conservatory, but that the Conservatory will grad- ually fill a larger and higher position in the musical world. Pnifo 188 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIUEK 13 Jfacultp Grace Taylor Wandel Instructor in Piano Playing. Performer ' s Certificate, 1907; Teacher ' s Certificate, 1910; Diploma as Soloist and Teacher, 1914, Millikin Conservatory of Music. Miner Walden Gallup Associate Professor of Piano Playing. Virgil Piano School, New York, 1902; Private study in Albany, New t ork, and Berlin, with Dr. Percy J. Starnes, Alberto Jonas and Vernon Spencer. William Erhart Snyder Professor of Piano Playing and the Art of Teaching. Detroit Conservatory of Music; Sherwood Music School, Chicago; Private piano study, Theodor Leschetizky. Vienna, Austria, and Professor Robert Fuchs, Vienna Imperial Conservatory. Edna Childs Associate Professor of Piano Playing. American Conservatory, Chicago, 1907 ; Diploma as Piano Soloist, Millikin Conservatory, 1908; as Teacher, 1909; Teacher ' s College: Insti- tute of Musical Art, New York City; Private Piano Study, Mrs. Thomas Tapper; Ear Training, Mr. F. W. Robinson, New York City, 1912-1914. Pagre 18!) EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLITER 2 Jf acuity Eloise Jacobs A A A Instructor in Piano Playing. Private study in Kewanee, Illinois ; Student in advanced piano study, College of Music, Illinois Woman ' s College, 1913-1914, and Millikin Con- servatory, 1914. George Otto Lillich T K E Instructor in Piano Playing. Performer ' s Certificate, 1909 ; Teacher ' s Certificate, 1910, and a Di- ploma as Piano Soloist and Teacher, 1913, Millikin Conservatory of Music. Sylvia Fisk Instructor in Piano Playing. Performer ' s Certificate, 1909; Teacher ' s Certificate, 1911; Piano Soloist ' s Diploma, 1914, Millikin Conservatory of Music. Anna Whitmer McNabb A X Si Instructor in Piano Playing. Performer ' s Certificate, 1907; Teacher ' s Certificate, 1910; Piano Soloist ' s Diploma, 1913, Millikin Conservatory of Music. Lucile Olinger Instructor in Piano Playing. Private study, Franklin, Illinois; Diploma in Piano Playing, College of Music, Illinois Woman ' s College, 1914 ; Post-graduate study in piano nd organ in Millikin Conservatory. Erma Fitch Instructor in Piano Playing. Certificate as Soloist and Teacher, 1914, Millikin Conservatory of Music. zi THE (NINETEEN fifteen MHJJDEK 3 Ruth Lavery Z T A Instructor in Violin Playing. Certificate in Violin Playing, 1910; Diploma as Violin Soloist, 1914, Millikin Conservatory. William B. Olds Professor of the Art of Singing. A.B., Beloit College, 1898; Oberlin Conservatory, 1895, 1898-9; Sing- ing, Piano Playing, Theory and Composition, American Conservatory, 1899-1900; Piano, Victor Garwood; Composition, Adolf Weidig; Singing, Oscar Seagle, summer 1914, England ; Taught in American Conservatory, 1899-1900, Grinnell School of Music, 1900-1904, Illinois Conservatory of Music, 1904-1906; Private Teacher, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1906-1908, and Millikin Conservatory. Marian McClelland AAA Instructor in the Art of Singing. Certificate in Singing, Millikin Conservatory, 1913 ; Private study, summpr 1914, Rupert Neily. Jfacultp e: the nineteen fifteen MILLIDEK 2 Jfacultp Eloise Bucher Associate Professor of the Art of Singing. Hollins College, Hollins, Virginia; Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio; Private study in New York City with Rupert Neily. Lois Wasson Instructor in the Art of Singing. Certificate in Singing, Millikin Conservatory, 1910 ; Bachelor of Arts Degree, Millikin University, 1913 ; Private study, summers 1913 and 1914, Rupert Neily. Robert Walter Instructor of Orchestral and Band Wind Instruments. Rose A. Borch Associate Professor of the Art of Singing. Raff Conservatory, Frankfort, Germany, 1898-1902 ; Piano, Voice, private study, Professor Julius Stockhausen, Frau Jenny Hann. Louise Bear Instructor in Public School Music. Supervisor of Music in Public Schools of Decatur, Illinois. I ' age L92 Page 193 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIPEK " J tto orirtk a toast to ttje lasses — W 194 " A houseful of kind, faithful fellow beings. " — ASTON Hall. THENINET gteton J|aU Jf ormal deception Every fall, Aston Hall assumes a dignity quite becoming to her fair co-eds, and according to long established custom, opens her hospitable d oorways for the formal reception. The University faculty and students are her guests, and they are there in all the pomp of long-tailed coats and long white gloves. The 1914 reception, given on the seventh of November, will long be remembered as the most elegant and pleasing of all of Aston Hall ' s recep- tions. The decorations of yellow chrysanthemums and various colored autumn leaves, were most delightfully suggestive of the fall time. In the receiving line were the Dean of Women, Mrs. Walker, Miss McCaslin, and the senior girls of Aston Hall. In the Dean ' s private par- lor, three girls presided at the punch bowls, and presented each guest with a button-hole chrysanthemum. The numerous guests voted the " girls of Aston Hall " most delightful entertainers. " Vanity, vanity, all is vanity. " — Fair Coeds. Page 195 SI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 gteton Hall Annual One of the prettiest of the season ' s events in the University social circles was the Aston Hall formal party. Marquette Hall was a charming scene on the night of January thirty-first. Among the decorations and bowers of wild cherry blossoms, thirty-eight girls from Aston Hall, with their friends, had the merriest dance of the season. No music could have been more entrancing and conducive to light-hearted joy than that fur- nished by the Apollo Orchestra; and no refreshments could have been more dainty and more appropriate to the occasion, than those served during the intermission. The chaperones, Dean Lillian Walker, Dr. J. E. Rouse, Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Hessler joined with the girls in the feeling that the party had been delightfully individualistic and successful. " I have a heart with room for every boy. " — Miss McCaslin. I ' ase !!»« s: the nineteen fifteen mhjjdek gteton J|all Jlallotae ' en $artp Saturday night, October thirty-first, found Aston Hall in an uproar. Confusion reigned over the whole house and the very atmosphere was permeated with a spirit of wierdness and mysticism. The occasion for all this merriment was that a Hallowe ' en party was in progress. The dining room was decorated with pumpkin Jack-o ' -lanterns and autumn leaves. There was one long table in the shape of a T decorated with orange crepe paper, candles, and with a huge pumpkin in the center, to which, from all parts of the table, led mysterious orange and black cords. When these cords were pulled, cats ' heads, witches ' heads and pumpkin heads appeared at the other end. After dinner, the girls all assembled in the parlors to witness the stunt shows produced by several different groups. The first was an exhibition of wax figures. Following that, came a parade of ghosts with clanking chains and terrible groans. Next on the program was the impersonation of a concert troupe, in which Madame Tetrazzini and Caruso were the soloists. After the stunt shows, a fire was built in the fire-place and the girls were sitting around it talk- ing and singing when a ghostly figure came silently into the room and beckoned to one of the girls to follow. The beckonings continued, at short intervals, thru the evening, until all had been called out. Each girl was led into a mystery room where a hoary wizard foretold her future. The remainder of the evening was spent in toasting marsh- mallows over the dying embers, and singing Millikin songs. " What a monstrous tail our cat has. " — VIRGINIA VORIS. rage 197 NfTFT W. anb I?. JH. JlaUotoe ' en $artp Perhaps no other feature of school activities is so popular as the annual Y. W. and Y. M. Hallowe ' en masquerade. It is clever ; it is unique ; and it is always laughable. When the invitations for a Halowe ' en party for October thirtieth appeared, excitement and curiosity ran high, for the invitations hinted that there might be difficulty, or perhaps embarrassment, in gaining en- trance thru ceiling or thru floors, and a possibility that one would have to undergo many hair-raising experiences before being made eligible to the lower abyss. These curiously suggestive invitations, done on brown wrapping paper and stuck together with black cats ' heads and wierd Jack-o ' -lantern faces, brought two hundred spooky-looking beings to the mysterious entrance-way, who were admitted to the now gloomy and uncanny depths of the University basement corridors, thru a secret and unfamiliar opening. Some were garbed as witches, some as ghosts, and " Speak boldly, and speak truly, shame the devil. " — Ada Niedermeyer. Page i!»x SI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 2 others as gypsies, imps, goblins, or devils, befitting their various tastes. The uneasy faculty appeared as Red Cross nurses and members of the hospital corps. A group of colored folk was a constant source of enter- tainment. Another group, attired in Salvation Army uniform, held " ser- vices " during the evening and saved the souls of many of the ghosts and long-tailed demons. A one-act Irish drama, " The Shadow of the Glen, " was presented by four members of the Dramatic Art Club. During the presentation, a much alive corpse figured prominently. The play was appropriately " Hallowe ' en. " The lonesomeness of the death-bed room, and the electric storm raging around the secluded Irish cottage, away among the hills, gave a most gruesome setting. After the play, the guests returned to the lower corridors and were served with cider, doughnuts and apples. Then, one by one, the appari- tions disappeared into the night and the masquerade party was only a memory. " My salad days, When I was green in judgment. " — Anne Stowell. THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MTLLIDKK 23 Vage too EITHEWINET NfTFT MDLLIDEK College easi As an oasis in student life comes the weekly college tea. On other days, there is only the mirage in view, — the drinking fountain must sus- tain the weary, worn student thru his four-thiry classes. But on Thurs- day, he comes to the real oasis, throws aside the load of books that has been weighing him down, and refreshes himself with sweet, stimulating tea and cloves and the daintiest of wafers. The College Tea is the most popular and democratic gathering of the University body. All the college goes to the College Tea. At four o ' clock, one takes a friend or newly made acquaintance by the arm, ascends a flight of stairs to the Domestic Science dining room, and finds himself right in the midst of a tea party. While a club, frat. or class, or perhaps the faculty serve at the little brass tea-pots, everybody is getting acquainted with everybody else, school and hobbies are being for- gotten, and students are learning that faculty are real live human be- ings with worldly interests and frivolous notions. The college gossip is passed around in generous proportions, yet there is a loyalty to college spirit and a feeling of good fellowship that only tea and goodly company can produce. It is with great reluctance that loads of books are re- packed and hosts or hostesses assured that the hour has been the week ' s most pleasant one. " A man of mark. " — Frank Davis. I ' age 201 Page •-•( •; NfTFTl fflav Jfete The sun was setting in a glorious sky at the close of a beautiful spring day. The light of the many colors in the approaching twilight blended with the green of the foliage and lent extra beauty to the lovely, old campus. It was the time of the annual lawn fete, the most artistic event of the college year. No other feature at Millikin quite so appeals to visitors as this long established May Day custom. Miss Davida McCaslin ' s poem, " Endymion, " was read by Miss Catherine McGorray as a prologue. Then, after a few Butterflies had flitted by, there appeared youths and maidens bound for a holiday fes- tival—all of them gay and carefree except Endymion. In their merry- making, they invited Peona to dance for them, and, delighted with her performance, they hurried on to further merry-makings, leaving behind the dreamy youth, Endymion. Sleep and her attendant Dreams, slipping in thru the trees, spied him and put him under a spell which no mortal could break. While Butterflies played in the meadow, the festival music sounded again and the merry-makers returned in search of their lost comrade, but none of them could arouse him, not even Peona. Mocked by Sleep and Dreams, they sadly left him. The Moon, a fairylike maiden in yellow gauze, appeared with her fleecy clouds, drove away Endymion ' s enchanters and brought him back from the land of sleep. " I am all the daughters of my father ' s house and all the brothers, too. " — Edna Gelsthorp. Page JOH THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MDLLIDEK Cnbpmton With vivid wreaths of summer flowers, With silver balls and streamers gay, Dancing away the lilting hours, A laughing troop make holiday; Endymion lags, dull mid the gleam, Lost in the memory of a dream. Faint echoes of the jocund song Join with the drowsy notes of bees When Sleep and misty moth-winged throng Glide like veiled shadows from the trees; From fluttering hands a magic flies, The poppies charm Endymion ' s eyes. By moon-blown flowers lulled to rest, He hears no comrade ' s mocking song. No roses rained with scornful zest Recall him to the frolicking throng; Even Peona can not break A fairy charm and let him awake. A trail of light and rosy gleams, The Moon serene smiles from the he ight. Then Sleep and poppy-wreathed Dreams Fade dim from the radiant light; Endymion roused by the loving glance Is swept away in the sprightly dance. — Adapted by Davida McCaslin. d THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 23 fje Spring Jfete Given under the direction of Miss Mollie Grubel on the North Campus at Sunset June Second. CHARACTERS Endymion...... - Helen Kenney Peona Eleanor Armstrong Sleep Bessie Fruit Moon___- Gillette Barnes Prologue Catherine McGorray Butterfly Solo Dance....__ Virginia Baldwin Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman...- ..Estelle DuHadway Musical Director — Daniel Bonus " Don ' t stir, gentlemen; ' tis but an author. " — Margery Prestley. l ' age 2(15 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 3 Saturday evening, February sixth, was the date of a most joyous occasion. On that evening, all the girls of the University journeyed to the Gym. The girls ' organizations of the college had planned that, for three short hours, the dignity and responsibility of being grown up were to be annihilated. Every one had thrown off all qualities and garb per- taining to years, and, arrayed in various and motley attire — mostly from the attic — again became young. There were scores of pigtailed little girls in short dresses, and there were a number of small boys who found their chief amusement in pulling curls and trying to show their masculine superiority. One whole family, including mamma and papa and their fourteen kids, appeared with baby in her baby-carriage and a colored mammy to push her about. Faculty women had left their top-knots and dignity at home, and tooted tin-horns, jumped jumping-jacks and quar- reled over stick-candy in a most shocking manner. " Content thyself to be obscurely good. " — Gladys Williams. Page 206 SI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MfflJJDEK 13 The kid orchestra played in seven different keys, and bashful Willie ' s attempt at a cornet solo so embarrassed that young gentleman that he was compelled to suck his first finger between each toot to work up courage enough to give the next. The vaudeville performance proved to be the most clever stunt of the evening. It consisted of a two-reel film, a dancing act, and a heart-rending tragedy in several acts. But the part that pleased the kiddies most, was the ice cream cones with pink ice cream, and the heart-shaped cookies with nice, soft, pink filling. When these had disappeared, it was necessary for the children to run along home to wash the stickiness from their faces and fingers. " Whose words all ears took captive. " — Louise Bradford. l ' age 207 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK {Efje Jfresifjman $artj Purple and gold decorations festooned the walls of the gymnasium. Groups of laughing girls chatted together, with here and there, a boy to break the monotony. There were present, also, faculty members, — staid and otherwise — mostly otherwise. The cause of it all was the Freshman party. At a signal from the piano, each young freshman seized a partner and fell into line for a grand march. Then everyone settled down to enjoy a real hippodrome entertainment. Leader Querry and his skilled orchestra played a beautifully discordant selection which received a hearty encore. And Geraldine Conklin ' s reading produced the tears coveted by every dramatist. We all know, now, that girls can whistle, — at least some of the Freshman girls. We were not surprised to learn that Karl Hesley can tat. He tatted most vigorously between heated arguments in the suffra- gette meeting. Genuine vaudeville stunts by a genuine vaudeville actor climaxed the program. Roland Monroe, the candy boy, distributed chewing gum and candy among the pretty girls, and, on the side, collected pennies from the men. " Eats " were not forgotten either. The Freshmen departed regretting that they could not be Freshmen more than once, but having the consola- tion of looking forward to the time when they would be Sophomores, and could go to the Sophomore party. Page 208 " Our cake is dough. " — College Supply Store. e: the nineteen fifteen mhxtoek We g opfjomore $artp " When Bob called on Betty for his usual Sunday night date, the family suspicions were aroused. Bob and Betty sat over in one corner of the room on the davenport, engaged in the most mysterious of conversations, punctuated here and there with giggles from Betty and deep chuckles from Bob. When the startling announcement of " And I got to fish twice, " burst forth, the family could no longer keep its supposedly disinterested nose out of the excitement. A tale of unbelievable happenings and un- heard of good times greeted the ears of that wondering family. You see, Betty and Bob had gone to the Sophomore party the night before. To give the story a good beginning: — The party was held at Dr. Hessler ' s. At eight o ' clock, the good time began. Every girl was presented with a heart, out of whose center had been cut a key. Every boy was presented with a key which presumably fitted into some girl ' s heart, thereby unlocking it for the rest of the evening. This led on to tables scattered in every nook and corner of the house. Here, a most alarming array of problems was presented, for every Sophomore was expected to accomplish the impossible, — that is, to go back to his childhood and play his favorite games. And would you believe it? — this marvelous feat was accomplished so thoroughly, that at the tinkle of a bell, one started at — well, say the star adding table. Here one spun his top for dear life, until the next tinkle of that same myster- ious bell. If you happened to be one of the winning couple, you received a punch in your heart, — that is, your tally card, and passed on to — well, perhaps it was the fishing table that you passed to. If you were lucky, and got your heart punched each time, you visited table after table of wonders, dominoes, ring games, bell games, puzzle games, spelling matches, and even fishing tables. At the end, if your heart had more punches than any one else ' s, you were rewarded with a gift of the " Lion and the Lamb. " This wiggly-tailed, bobbing-headed beast was indeed the masterpiece from Santa Claus ' Toy Garden where doll-clothes grow on the flower bushes, and so on. " I had an exposition of sleep come upon me. " — SPRINGER. I ' age 209 S MILLIDEK 13 Pretty soon, Dr. Hessler and Prof. Mills proved their skill as waiters, and thereby exposed a great secret of their past, by serving everyone with the most scrumptuous of " eats. " Everyone was given a chance to prove his charitable soul at this stage in the game, by forswearing as many help- ings as he truly wanted in order that his quarantined school-mates, regard- less of class, might enjoy some of those delicious " eats, " too. Of course, you know this was supposed to be a secret, but one couldn ' t help hearing Mr. Herbert when he called the K. D. X. and S. A. E. houses over the telephone and promised them this surprise. But rather than let the Sophomores appear as gluttons, I ' ll proceed, and tell you of the valentines that Betty and Bob insist were given out. Some of the daintiest, laciest valentines one can imagine were received by some of the gruffest, surliest of the young men, while some of the daintiest of girls received truly comic ones. Queer as it seems, Betty and Bob swear that everyone was very much pleased, and then they hasten on to say that they hope it can be arranged to have Dr. Hessler and Prof. Mills to be Junior advisors next year, and then the foolish, sentimental things tell you what a glorious night it was to walk home in. " — The Decaturian. I ' age 210 ' Either knowledge is not to be gained at all or after death. " — Senn Hoover. El THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 Junior $artp Thru the first two years of college life, the Juniors had existed merely for the purpose of, some day, becoming eligible to Dr. and Mrs. Galloway ' s annual party for the Junior class. And, be it known, their long cherished anticipations were fully realized, for the Doctor was ready with his usual clever stunt. On the arrival at the Galloway home, the guests were admitted as students of Billikin Academy, and were promoted from one class to an- other under the careful and attentive supervision of a mock faculty. After undergoing the stresses of Prof. Risley ' s automatic-talking-machine- laboratory, they were advanced to Dr. Smith ' s rest room. They were next admitted to Dr. Conant ' s buzzing bee-hive, where sweets were served to refresh the lagging brains. As Seniors, they entered Dr. Rouse ' s calm " I ' ve been in some tight places in my life and never lost my nerve yet. " 1 — Ken High. Page 211 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 and orderly class room where they attempted to absorb all the scientific? facts presented. Finally, they arrived at the strenuous and fearful examination time when the final autoschediastical test must be passed. It made even the well-trained and polished minds of those Juniors do some vigorous scratch- ing to figure out some of those questions. Who could contrive an answer to such a question as what are a Junior ' s essential points of superiority over a Senior? Or, why is Kenneth High? Or, tell why Mayme Combs? When they bumped up against the last question they gave up in despair, but were, nevertheless, presented for degrees. At the graduating exercises, Miss Tenison, as salutatorian, gave a very impressive address on " The United States as a Nation, " and Mr. Ellison gave as a valedictory, a very instructive and highly entertaining address on " The Art of Gum Chewing. " The diplomas, various degrees and Kappa keys were awarded by the president of the Academy, Dr. Galloway. As a fitting close to a most delightful time, delicious refreshments were served to the Junior " graduates. " " am very fond of the company of ladies. I like their beauty, I like their variety, and I like their silence. " — " SQUIB. " I ' age 212 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK % €— Mentor $artp " Among the greatest blessings bestowed upon mankind is that of memory. " A delightful evening is soon spent, but its memory is lasting. And among Seniors, the evening of November fourteenth spent as guests of the T. K. E. members of the class, will stand high in the list of memories. There was music. One expects music at the House of T. K. E. And there was gay chatting and a most interesting reading or two. With Miss McCaslin as " school-marm, " an old fashioned spell-down was held. Toward the close of the evening, the Spirit of Thanksgiving was ushered in by way of the most delightful pumpkin pie, generously served. Then there was more chatting. In short, the party marked the beginning of those happy, memory-ful, informal gatherings that a just-well-acquainted Senior Class invariably has and wonders at and cherishes. " He that hath a beard is more than a youth. " — SENIOR MEN. Page 213 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLiDEK )t Jflotocr f)otoer The true significance of any occasion is measured by its inculcation upon the mind. The impress, which the inauguration of President Fellows had made upon the student mind was manifested by the sentiment expressed in the flower shower of December ninth, 1915, — the date which marked the first anniversary of his inauguration. The Senior class, for the first time appearing in caps and gowns, took charge, with Clyde Hart, president of the class, acting as spokesman. After a short address of appreciation on the part of Mr. Hart, Miss Jean Monroe, vice-president of the class, presented Dr. Fellows with an armful of roses. She was followed by the president of each of the under classes, who in turn, presented the president with flowers. As soon as the last bouquet had been presented, there was a shower of flowers from above the chapel stage which fell on and all about President and Mrs. Fellows. The president responded with a short speech of gratitude, whose sincerity deeply impressed the student body. This was an occasion which caused all parties concerned to feel just a bit bigger for having participated in it. " Much may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught young: ' — Urban McDonald. EI THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 The success of any musicale can be estimated only by the effects produced. Judging from the effects produced by the Senior Musicale of November thirtieth, that affair may be voted an entire success, for prac- tically every one in chapel was wheedled into signing for a Millidek. As a matter of reference, the complete program and a few of the elec- trifying song hits are here printed. jUtlltbefe Bap JlltUtmugtcale " A Dollar Down " Why? " Soloist, Paul Hawver " What and Who " You Want It " .. Soloist, Marian McClelland Soloist, Paul Hawver Soloist, Marian McClelland " Juniors Probably Will, " Sophs Usually Do, " Freshmen, It ' s Up to You! " Selected Chorus " We Beseech Thee Soloists and Chorus " Love is better than fame. " — Clyde. Page 215 THE fHINETEEMITffTEBM MILLIDEK Z3 Juniors; probably Will Junors grave, Juniors gay, We ask your support first, today; We wish you luck, all the way, — You ' ll make a Millidek, too, some day. Tune— " Bean Porrige Hot. " Sophomores, Sophomores, loyal be; Sign for a Millidek hastily. You ' ll be glad you signed today, When the Millidek comes in May. Tune— " Jack Be Nimble. " Seniors will make it Mill-i-dek; Juniors will take it, we expect. Sophomores will follow suit, they always do. So Freshmen, the rest is up to you ! Tune — " Humpty Dumpty. " Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, all ; Faculty, Conservatory, Preps, Aston Hall, Please buy a Millidek, one if not two, For it contains your photograph and everything you do. Tune— " Bah Bah Black Sheep. " ' Another flood of words, a very torrent. " — RAY Jenney. NFITT H£i)t funior Mentor panquet Everyone, at some time or other, is given an opportunity to prove his capabilities. On the evening of April twenty-third, the Juniors proved themselves capable and charming hosts in their entertainment of the Seniors at the annual banquet held in the Linn and Scruggs ' tea rooms. The class colors, gold and black, were artistically used in the decorative scheme. Streamers were draped from the lights and great bowls of golden yellow tulips were ta ble centerpieces. After a delicious five-course banquet, Miss Louise Bradford, Mr. Wilbur Ellison, Miss Virginia Bowyer, Mr. Clyde Hart and Dr. T. W. Galloway responded with very suggestive and well chosen toasts. Mr. Kenneth High, president of the class, acted as toastmaster. It is our wish that, next year, they will be entertained in proportion to their entertaining ability. " But hope, the charmer, lingered still behind. " — Herbert Hessler. Taste 21 " e: the nineteen fifteen millidek 13 W )t Mentor deception The Conservatory building, made beautiful with ferns and palms, this ear furnished the place for the Senior reception to students and faculty. Following the reception hour, the guests weie ushered into the auditorium where members of the class presented a " Mother Goose Pantomime, " — a collection of Mother Goose rhymes set to musis by Jessie L. Gaynor. The program was as follows : To Market — Jessie L. Gaynor Quartet and Ruth Lewman Mother Goose Medley W. B. Olds Quartet Little Boo Peep Marian McClelland Humpty Dumpty Paul Hawver and Quartet The Crooked Man .._ -- Quartet Jack Spratt and His Wife Frank Davis, Ruth Lewman, and Quartet Little Miss Muffet - Marian McClelland and Quartet Sing a Song of Sixpence Quartet The Queen of Hearts Paul Hawver and Quartet Old King Cole___ Quartet Paul Hawver Tenor Marian McClelland Soprano Ruth Lewman ____ _____ .....Alto Frank Davis ______ Bass Ara Large _ -Little Boo Peep Paul Cannon _ —Humpty Dumpty C. E. Grundy _- The Crooked Man George Lillich ____ __ Jack Spratt Martha Mcintosh.. His Wife Carroll McDavid ....Jack Hazel Grady _ _ Jill Ivra Shaw Little Miss Muffet Herbert Hessler The King Mattie Horn _ -The Queen The Maid Ruth Smith The Queen of Hearts The Knave of Hearts Herbert Hessler . Old King Cole Fiddlers Three " Theres ' a good time coming: ' — Millikin Home-Coming. . ' age 218 tl THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 pictures ntean engrafting, anh engraoing costs money. ZEIjere neoer teas an Annual lioarn ftupse tttembers mere not milling to pleoge a fortune, eacl}, tit orber ifyai fljeir bigger-anb -better - itjan - eber - before Jbttiou migljt bane a tljoitsanb or tmo illustrations- ;Eoob! tben, at tlje following pages, for probably your pl|cto is among tljem. Page 21!) Pa (re 232 ' God bless my ladies, are they all in love? " THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MDJJDEK =3 " Be valyant but not too venturous. Let thy attyre be comely but not costly. " — Advice to Fussers. rage 223 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 3 ' A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles rain. " — Commencement Day. Page 224 Page 886 Page 22 tl THE WHMETEEH-nTTEE MDLLID EK 3 ' ' Both are alike; and both alike we like. " — Dr. and Mrs. Galloway. I ' age 228 Page f.iO : A merrier man, Within the limits of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour ' s talk withal. " — Paul Aird. SI THE [NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK Z3 Page 231 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MUJDEK " M College fofee to Cure ttje Bump " If I were only a girl, " he said, " How pleasant this life might be; Lovely dresses of Indian red ! Beautiful bonnets and caps on my head ! Beautiful men to tea! " — Leo Graybill. I would not the ladies alarm, But you know good advice is a pearl — Don ' t marry a dashing young fellow, If you are a sensible girl. — Seniors. " A business with an income at its heels. " — DEC. EDITORSHIP. How lucky there are no taxes on air castles ! Of all the days that ' s in the week, I dearly love but one day, And that ' s the day that comes betwixt A Saturday and Monday. — Steadies. e: the nineteen fifteen millidek portion of tfje Jfacultp " We will our youth lead on to higher fields. " — Faculty. " His heart as far from fraud as Heaven from earth. " — Prof. Mills. " One of those few women to know whom is to know the best that there is in all this faulty world. " — Mrs. Machan. " And yet I know that my plainness of speech makes them hate me, and what is their hatred but that I am speaking the truth. — Mr. Risley. " And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche. " — William Henderson. " Blessings on thee, little man. " — Mr. Seldomridge. " When Dr. Kellogg dies he will apologize. " " Best all-around man. " — Dr. Rouse. " An affable and courteous gentleman. " — Mr. Crosier. " Get money; still get money, boy, No matter by what means. " — DYER. " Commas and points he sets exactly right. " — Dr. Rouse. " Do not put me to it for I am nothing if not critical. " — Mr. Hekking. " I ought to have my own way in everything and what ' s more I will too. " — Ada Lindsay. Tage 233 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 2 knottier portion Some of the attempts made by a faculty to see a students viewpoint are about as ridiculous as attempt- ing to view a gnat through a spy-glass. They seem to have forgotten that they were ever more unsophisticated than at present. It is said, and perhaps truly, that there is no fool like an old fool. For a student there is hope ; for a faculty none. " You can ' t teach an old dog new tricks. " I ' age 234 THE (NINETEEN FIFTEEN MHJJDEK 3 " A hit, a very palpable hit. " — Senior Play. " There ' s a skirmish of wit between them. " — Faculty Meetings. " A chaos of events. " — Registration Day. " Ay me, how many perils do enfold The righteous man, to make him daily fall. " — History Reports. " Depths of winter. " — Miss Conant ' s Room " Life is a jest and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it. " — Millidek Editor and Manager. " Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. " — Z. T. A. l ' age 235 the nineteen fifteen millidek " (Elje best factors in tip foorlh are potior Jiet, Joctnr ($utet nnb Jortor .JNerrgman " TilKe ' ' Mi THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDKK 3 ' Long may such goodness live. " — Arminda. ' Don ' t have very much to say. " — Roy Reeter. ' Eftsoons they heard a most melodious sound. " — New Spring Shoes. ' Come, my coach! Good night, sweet ladies. " — Miller. " He ' s as smooth as the business side of a banana. " — Harry Horn. " Half a loaf is better than nervous prostration from overwork. " — Carroll McDavid. " Fair, fat, frivolous, fussy. " — Anne Stowell. " It ' s a great plague to be a handsome man. " — Frank Houghton. " A happy, happy Hooligan. " — Tyrol Wilson. " Catches flies and pigskins. " — Joe Catlin. " Sometimes a violent laughter screwed her face. — Mary Belle Price. " Who studies night and day. " — No One. A magazine once gave the following advice: " If the shoe fits wear it, unless you are a woman; then, of course, you will want a size smaller. " And re- member that humor is the jokes you write yourself. Nonsense is the ones the other fellow writes. Page 237 ST THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK 13 A Senior is a limited portion of humanity which has ambled about a campus for four or more years. A degree is a rare specimen of the Species Italia, for which the said ambulator seeks. A Thesis is a needless requirement which disturbs many hours of sleep. A Faculty is that which imposes said needless requirement. Trouble is something that ' s easily found, — especially by Seniors. Self-esteem is a thing that doesn ' t carry very many pounds of pres- sure with your friends, — or a college faculty. Training will do much for a man; but it will not teach him to look for the towel before he fills his eyes full of soap. And precept and warnings keep many youths from dangerous mistakes; but there never was a Junior who would be warned against a place on an Annual Board. Page 288 EI THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MttJJDEK 3 He esong tn Banctng By Lulu Fado No publication of the year 1915 would be quite complete without a review of the seasons most popular dance-steps. In order that the 1915 Millidek may fulfill all requirements and aid in the preserving, for pos- terity, instructions concerning the season ' s most edifying movements, we print the following from the Yale Record: Number 1. The Maxixe (often mispronounced. Pronounce as spelled). The first step is on your partner ' s toe. So is the second — generally. And there have been cases where even the third, fourth and fifth have been on the same spot. Skating Step: This is very simple. No doubt you know it already. The best way to begin is with several Martinis, a Tom Collins and a few quarts of champagne. Flirting Step: Gaze with dog-like affection into your partner ' s left and right eye alternately. Your partner must be in front of you all the time and you must walk on her heels as much as possible. Final Movement: Lift your partner lightly from the floor to your right knee while she points her left toe gracefully back towards half- past six. Throw her gently out of the window or through the transom. Bow and choose another partner. Number 2. The Fox Trot: The object of this restful little dance is to gallop playfully around the room at quadruple time. Do not forget to breathe. When your partner informs you that she can dance no more, stab her with a knife — or knock her down — and choose another from among the eager novices. Number 3. The One Step: (An extremely difficult dance, requiring many weeks of practice.) Turn your partner ' s back to the wall — so she can ' t see where she ' s going — and push her gently the length of the hall. When all the way there turn her half-way around and push her the other way. If she doesn ' t like it, push her through a window. — W. B. Page 239 e: the nineteen fifteen MILLIDEK 3 ' A matt ivl}o talks to Ijtmsclf b,as one consola- tion: I|c is talking to a sensible man " rage 240 THE NINETEEN FIFTEEN MILLIDEK £1 opf)omore ' si tlptiabet A Sophomore is a queer being. He is one step higher up in the evolutionary scale than a Freshman. The main point of difference is that he has lost all trace of shyness that he had as a Freshman. He defines things and events in the light of his own relation to them. The world, to him, is a vast and complex organism. Yet he spells it with one letter, I. He works this little love letter until he finds, at the close of that all eventful year, it spells no more, in the world at large, than any other one letter of the alphabet from which he appropriated it. And the Sophomore is ready to be an Upper Classman. l ' age 2U EI THE (HINETEEN FIFTEEN MDLLIDEK Jftnallp A cheap watch is generally in sympathy with the eight-hour movement. So is the editor of a year book by the time the annual is out. Some one suggested that the wages of an annual board were its praises. We wonder, then, what about the kicks? Page 242 LINN SCRUGGS CO. 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This ability to make a true likeness has pleased many, many others and you, too, will be pleased Make that long delayed appointment ?ww Van Deventer Powers Building; Page 244 James Millikin University Decatur College and Industrial School " A college which offers excellent opportunities for the best work in the usual college courses, also Manual Training, Engineering, Domestic Economy, Fine and Applied Arts, Commerce and Finance, all branches of Music. The School of Education offers the best of facilities for the preparalion of teachers in all high school subjects. The College is Co- Educational The buildings and grounds are unusually attractive Aston Hall, the Dormitory for women, has every convenience Address President James Millikin University Decatur, Illinois Page 245 We Give You Something More Than Printing Ideas that enhance the pulling power of your diredt advertising. 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It was prepared at great cost by our staff of engraving experts, who are specialists in the production of halftones, color plates, zinc etchings, and designs for college and school publications. This book is not for sale, but is loaned, as a special privilege, to the staff of each publication for which we do the engraving. Write us and we will tell you how to obtain a copy of this valuable book for your use. We make a specialty of fine copper plate and steel die embossed stationery, such as commencement invitations, visiting cards, fraternity -tationery, etc. All of our halftones are etched by the Levy Acid Blast process, which insures deeper and more evenly etched plates than it is posible to get by the old tub process, thus insuring best possible results from the printer. The engravings for this annual were made by us. Mail orders a specialty. Samples sent free if you state what you are especially interested in. Stafford Engraving Co. Artists : Engravers : Electrotypers Engravings for College and School Publications a Specialty CENTURY BUILDING INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA rage 247 " The Gathering Place of the Clans " WASSON STUDIOS where all the photographs used in this book were made and also all those photographs used in the 1913 and the 1914 Millidek. To our student friends of Millikin : — The above cut of our reception rooms is inserted in the hope that it will always be a reminder to you of the jolly times you ' ve had at " THE GATHERING OF THE CLANS " under the skylight of Wasson Studios We wish to thank both faculty and students for their liberal sup- port and to state that we have endeavored to make all your pictures so good that when school days are over we will still have not only your patronage but your influence among friends. WASSON STUDIOS The Photographers Extraordinary to His Majesty — The Student. Page ' .MX Visit Our Display Room You will be sure to find a necessary, convenient and useful Electrical or Gas Appliance that will make your work easier and much more plea ant Electric Twin Perculator and Toaster Gas Stove Irons or Water Heater Decatur Railway Light Co. 124 S. Water Street New Powers Building (Established A D. 1860) The Millikin National Bank Capital, Surplus and Profits $680,000.00 Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent LADIES REST ROOM 3 per cent. Interest on Savings Accounts Page 249 Originators of Moore ' s Official High School Cap and Gown THE E. R. MOORE COMPANY Makers of College Caps and Gowns Renting of Caps and Gowns to Graduating Classes a Specialty 4016 Evanston Ave. Chicago, Illinois Distributors to the Class of 1915 COLLEGE SUPPLY STORE McDAVID HTGH, Agents EDUCATION A Valuable Asset CL We have a thoro education in the Lumber and Mill Work business and are willing to give you the benefit of it. CL We carry one of the largest and most varied stocks of lumber to be found in Central Illinois. ©, When building be sure to call on us, inspect cur stock and manufacturing plant, and get the benefit of our many years of experience. G. S. LYON k SONS Lumber and Manufacturing Company 546 Eas 1 . Cerro Gordo Street Decatur, Illinois Bell Phone 140 Automatic Phone 1230 Page 250 toss tl? t S fi j y ' Both Phones 1153 Empress Theatre EuiJding Caterers Confectionery Bakery Delicatessen Special attention given for all College functions S pence Pease 213 North Main Street PAINTERS and DECORATORS Complete Line of WALL PAPER and PAINTS Decatur, Illinois l allenber Wxlhtv PRINTERS Fraternity and Sorority work a specialty 321 North Main Street Printing and Engrav ng Monogram Stationery Everything in Office Supplies from a Lead Pencil to a Ma- hogany Desk We would like to have your name on our ledger Page 251 LINXWEILER PRINTING COMPANY printers! We print anything from a calling card to a circus poster OFFICE OUTFITTERS From Pins to Furniture 255 North Main Street Decatur, III. Both Pho es 1155 Work called for and delivered A GOOD UNDERSTANDING IS INVALUABLE UNIVERSITY SHOE REPAIRING PARLOR Automatic Phone 5792 125 S. Oakland Ave. First Door North of Oakland Picture Theater Ask Your Friend. He Knows You get quality at the Parlor Market West Side Square CORRECT LOTHES for MILLIKIN EN at lOPULAR RICES GEO. W. HARRIS 154 Merchant Street Ellis W. Armstrong DRUGGIST The Rexall Store Decatur. Illinois Boquet Jeanice Perfume and Liggett Chocolates Flowers For All Occasions DAUT BROS. FLORISTS 112 F. Prairie St. Hell Phone 733 Auto Phone 1712 Page 252 Mueller Fuller Basin Cock When it comes time to build, tem ir-ber I hat Ihe best judges agree lhat Mueller Plumbing Brass Goods arc unexcelled in excellence of metal, design, workmanship and wearing qualities Mueller Plumbing Brass Goods are found in the finest homes and biggest busine s blocks throughout the country. They are uncond tionally guar- anteed. MUELLER New York H. Mueller Mfg. Co. Decatur, Illinois San Francisco Sarnia, Ont. The very latest in a young man ' s Gj Watch, extra thin, extra fine, extra jeweled, extra small 12 size. The best, thin model watch made in the world. The celebrated Gruen. We are distribut ng agents for Central Illinois and show a complete line at all times. From $20. 00 to $1 25. 00. All grades of watches from $1 .00 up. Frank Curtis Company Page 253 Sam ' s CONFECTIONERY Manufacturers of Fresh Home Made Candies, Ices and lee Cream Old Phone 304 " New Phone 1484 114 Merchant St., Decatur, Illinois H ERE, in addition to getting Dry Goods, Suits, Coats, Mil- linery, Carpets, Rugs and Draperies at lower prices than goods of similar qual- ity can be bought for else- where, you receive Gebhart Stamps with every purchase. C. They represent just that much excess value We re- deem them in merchandise H. S. Gebhart C o. Cur Water William, Decatur, 111. You can look to us with confidence fo r Your Summer Apparel r7ST " |l R buying organization is in lJVj-£J close touch with every designer and P l originator of fashions at all times. Our New York office enables us to give our patrons a style service without equal in this community. Just now we are featuring extensive displays of White Millinery Palm Beach Suits Lingerie Dresses Muslinwear Summer Footwear and Accessories Our merchandise is brought up to quality — not down to price. l ' age 254 The National Bank of Decatur Capital, Surplus and Profits $510,000.00 3 % on Savings Deposits Athletic Goods Photo and Art Supplies HAINES § ESSICK Home of the Edison Diamond Disc Phonograph 217 N. Water St. Both Phones 1256 Pictures and Picture Framing Toys and Office Supplies OUR SERVICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE The attention we give to your account is not measured by the amount of money deposited. We cordially invite young people to open accounts with this bank, subject to check, thus enabling them to have an accurate record of their expenditures, and place their financial affairs upon a systematic basis. Small as well as large accounts are welcomed by THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK NOTICE!! The Business Men who Advertise in This Book, Helping to make its Publication possible, deserve your trade. BOOST DECATUR Page ' ?.■ .)

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