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I 1 I Tlie Nineteeii- ' Eigliteen Millidek James Millikin UiiiversitLj All Millikin Alumni in Service We Dedicate Tlie 1918 Millidek " And in the green on oak and vines The spr ingtide lurks; the morning shines On tvall and tower. " Aston Hall The sun strtick throngh the screen of branches and thin leaves, And the golden lights and flitting shadows Fell npon and marbled the surface. " The Gymnasium " The wise for cure on exercise depend. The Coiiscrv atoi " Mi(} ic brinys to the soul a veritable inivurd citlture, and is part of the education of a people. " FACULTY " 1 ALBERT REYNOLDS TAYLOR Acting President Ph.B., Lincoln University, 1872; Ph.D., 1882; LL.D., Cumberland University, 1906. JOHN CHARLES HESSLER 3 i, B K Dean of University Professor of Chemistry A.B., University of Chicago, 1896; Ph.D., 1899. 9 LILLIAN MERRILL WALKER Dean of Women A.B., Oxford College. LUCILE MARGARET BRAGG K Recorder Instructor in Ancient Languages A.B., James Millikin University, 1909; A.M., 1910. CALVERT WELCH DYER K Secretary and Auditor A.B., Cumberland University, 1900; Lockvear ' s Business College Indiana, 1902. 10 THEOPHILE JAMES MEEK Professor of Biblical History and Literature A.B., University of Toronto, 1903; B.D., McCormick Theological Seminary, 1909; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1915. ANSEL AUGUSTUS TYLER AT, B K, 1 1 Professor of Biology A.B., Lafayette College, 1892; A.M., 1895; Ph.D., Columbia Univer- sity, 1897. WILLIAM FRANKLIN HENDERSON Is. Instructor in Chemistry A.B., .James Millikin University, 1914. GRACE PATTEN CONANT ' t ] ' , K, n M f ) Professor of English Language and Literature A.B., Bates College; A.M., Cornell University, 1897; Fellow, 1898; Fellow, University of Chicago, 1899; Litt.D., Bates College, 1914. DAVIDA McCASLIN AAA Professor of English A.B., Coe College, 1904; B.S., James Millikin University, 1907; A.M., University of Minnesota, 1912. CHARLINE FENDER WOOD Instructor in English A.B., Westei-n College for Women, 1905 ; University of C ' -icago, Summer of 1913; Columbia University, Summer of 19 .. CLYDE WILLIAM HART T K E Instructor in English A.B., James Millikin University, 1915. ALBERT TAYLOR MILLS Professor of History and Political Science Ph.B., Kansas State Normal School; LL.B., University of Michigan, 1899; A.M., 1908. ISABELLE THOMPSON MACHAN Professor of Greek and Latin A.B., Wellesley College, 1887; A.M., 1905. 13 NIN ETEEN EUGENIA ALLIN Librarian and Professor of Library Science B.L.S., University of Illinois, 1903; Organizer Illinois Libi ' ary Ex- tension Commission, 1910-14. WALTER JOHN RISLEY A T A Professor of Mathematics B.S., University of Michigan, 1900; A.M., University of Illinois, 1907; A.M., Harvard University, 1908. HUGH PRATT KEAN Instructor in Mathematics A.B., Albion College, 1906; A.M., University of Illinois, 1909. 14 EGBERT JAMES KELLOGG J 1! K Professor of Modern Languages A.B., Cornell University, 1891; Ph.D., 1896; Harvard University, 1914-15; University of Chicago, Summer of 1917. BONNIE R. BLACKBURN K, A A A Professor of French A.B., James Millikin University, 1908; University of Chicago, 1912, 1917. LELAH BELL DAVIS II B , n M e Instructor in French A.B., James Millikin University, 1914. 15 LUTHER BATEMAN HENDERSON Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School OF Education New Jersey State Normal School, 1902; B.S., New York University, 1906; M.A., B.D., Yale University, 1909; University of Goettingen, Markburg, and Berlin, Germany, 1909-11. FRED D. TOWNSLEY B K Principal of the Academy and ProFzcocr. of Physics Indiana State Normal, 1905; A.B., Wabasli Coiiege, a.j±±. GLEN Y. WARNER Professor of Public Speaking B.S., Ohio Wesleyan University; B.D., Northwestern University, 1912; Fellow, Northwestern University, 1911. 16 NOEMAN G. WANN 1! S Director of Physical Training for Men Earlham College. MOLLIE GRUBEL Director of Physical Training for Women Illinois State Normal University, 1897-8; University of Wisconsin, 1902; Harvard University, Summers 1903 and 1904; Chautauqua School of Physical Training, 1907. LORELL M. COLE Professor of Manual Training Stout Manual Training School for Teachers, 1906; University of Virginia, Summer School for Teachers, Summers 1912 and 1913. i HENRY ALFRED BOHL Instructor in Manual Training Toledo Polytechnic Institute, 1905-08; Evans Pattern Works, Port- land, Oregon, 1911. CARL I. HEAD Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, James Millikin University, 1911. WILLIAM WILBERFORCE SMITH P. K Professor of Economics Director in Commerce and Finance A.B., Lafayette College, 1880; A.M., 1883; LL.D., 1905; Headmaster Englewood (N. .J.) School for Boys, 1885-95; Headmaster Berkeley School (N.Y.), 1904-05; President Coe College, 1905-08. IS LAWRENCE M. McDERMOTT Professor of Commerce and Finance A.B., Cornell University, 1910; A.M., 1914. E. W. McCLUN Associate Professor of Commerce and Finance University of Iowa, 1907-08; Harvard University, 1912-1.3; Bryant- Stratton Commercial College, Boston; University of Chicago, Summers 1915 and 1916. MABEL DUNLAP Professor of Domestic Art B.S., Columbia University, 1908. 19 EDA MARIE TENISON AAA, nsie Instructor in Domestic Art B.S., James Millikin University, 191G. MARGARET COFFIN B.A., University of Tennessee; B.S., Columbia University; Sum work, University of Tennessee, and Columbia University. ANNE STOCKTON MILLIGAN n : i e Instructor in Domestic Science B.S., James Millikin University, 1914. ROBERT W. LAHR Professor of Fine and Applied Arts University of Chicago; Art Institute of Chicago. EMMA BATES ROBBINS Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts Diploma in Normal Art, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tulane University. CHRISTINE SPENCER K A e B.S., University of Missouri, 1916; Chicago Academy of Fine Art, Summer of 1917. 21 ELSIE COLLIER E A I Assistant and Fellow in Biology Ph.B., University of Chicago, 1915; Graduate Student, 1915-17. ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS Emma Gregory, History and Civics. Robert Lamb, Chemistry. STUDENT ASSISTANTS Chemistry Lowell Gill Glen Wilson (First Semester) . Roy Lindquist (Second Semester) German Vera Lohkman Erna Loiirman Library Helen G. Miller 22 IN MEMORIAM JOHN EDWARD ROUSE Professor of Philosophy and Education Died August 20, 1917 CHARLES BYRON TIBBETTS Instructor in Mathematics Died June 30, 1917 HOBART W. WILLIAMS Generous Benefactor of a dozen Colleges and Philanthropic Institutions. Founder of the Eli B. Williams and Harriet B. Williams Memorial Fund for aiding students in acquiring an education. 24 SENIORS SENIORS CAROLYN BEAN II M 9 Decatur. B.S. in Fine and Applied Arts. Decatur High School. Glee Club, 1915-18; Philomathean, Corresponding Secretary, 1915-16; Art Club, 1915-18; Y. W. C. A.; Senior Play Stage Committee. " Her iionril drow wliat ' cf hey snnl rlfsi -iied. " GRACE BOYD II M O Decatur. A.B. Decatur High School. Philomathean, 1915-16, Corresponding Secretary, 1915 ; Secretary Inter-Society League, 1916, Vice-President; Ex Post Facto Secre- tary, 1915, President, 1916; Dramatic Art Club, 1916-17; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1915-18, Secretary, 1915-16, Treasurer, 1916-18; Camp Fire Secretary, 1915, President, 1916-17; Treasurer Senior Class; Home- coming Play; Senior Class Play; HMO Dec Staff; Honor Student. " Fof when 1 will. I will. " MARGARET MARY CLOYD II li , H : i e Bement. A.B. Bement High School. Vice-President Philomathean, 1915, Critic, 1916; Ex Post Facto, 1914-16; Current Topics Club, Secretary, 1916; Camp Fire Treasurer, 1916-17; German Club, 1916-17; Vice-President French Club, 1917-18; Vice-President Senior Class; Millidek Board; II M O Dec Staff; Pan- hellenic Scholarship Banquet, 1918; Chairman Senior Stunt Commit- tee; Chapel Committee; Senior Class Play; High Honor Student. " She has a soft and pensive grace. A cast of thought upon her face. " CLARENCE C. COX K A X Marion. B.A. in Commercial Education. Marion Township High School. Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, 1915-18; Treasurer Orlandian, 1915, President, 1916; Student Representative on Athletic Board of Control, 1915-17; President Athletic Association, 1916-17; President Athletic M Club, 1917-18; Student Council, 1917-18, Treasurer, 1917-18; President Senior Class; Football, 1914-17, All State End; Track, 1914-17, Cap- tain, 1915-16; Class Basketball, 1915-18, Captain, 1917; Current Topics Club; Secretary Athletic Board of Control, 1916-17; Chairman Social Committee of -Junior Class; Senior Class Play; Athletic Editor Millidek. " A lion amoiisf ladies is a rlioadfiil thine-. " LOUISE FOSTER Z T A, II M e Seymour, Missouri. A.B. Seymour High School. Drury College, 1914-16. Y. W. C. A.; Orlandian; Camp Fire; Vice-President Dramatic Art Club, 1917; Cercle Francais, 1918; Inter-Collegiate Debate, 1918. " I ' ll t)e a lawvur .some dav. " LOWELL O. GILL T K E Decatur. B.S. Decatur High School. Tennis Team, 1914, 1918; Student Assistant in Chemistry, 1916-18; Senior Play Finance Committee. ■Hi: al.ovc the rest In sIiaiH- and Kestui ' e jiroudly eminent. .Stfiod like a tower, " 27 f 6 HENRIETTA S. GRAYBILL T A, 11 M e Decatur. A.B. Decatur High School. Freshman-Sophomore Debate, 1916; Inter-Society Debate, 1916; Sec- retary Junior Class; Girls ' Glee Club, 1914-16; Cercle Frangais, 1914- 18; Current Topics, Vice-President, 1916, President, 1916; Orlandian, Vice-President, 1917; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1915-17; Chairman Class Day Committee; Editor 1918 Millidek; n M 9 Dec Staff; High Honor Student. " .JiHlt;e only my intentions, please. " OLIVE MARIE HANDSHY II M 9 Edwardsville. A.B. Edwardsville High School. Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Normal, 1915. Current Topics Club; Spanish Club; Y. W. C. A. " S lu ' is en 1 1 o. sli r i s sli y . But there ' s mischief in her eye. " MABEL HAYS A X 9., n ie Decatur. B.S. in Domestic Science. Decatur High SchooL Univer- sity of California, 1914-15. Vice-President Orlandian, 1917; Vice-President Ex Post Facto, 1917; Secretary Senior Class; Chairman Senior Social Committee. " To doabt hei ' fairness is to lack an eye. " ' - i i % ■ 1 28 ARMINDA ARTEMISIA JONES Z T A, II M e Greenvicw. B.S. in Domestic Economy. Petersburg High School. Vice-President Y. W. C. A., 1916, President, 1917; Secretary Or- landian, 1914-1.5; Secretary Ex Post Facto Club, 1914-16, President, 191.5; Cercle Francais, 1916; Camp Fire Girls, 1916; Freshman- Sophomore Contest, 1915; Student Council, Vice-President, 1916; Vice-President Class, 1916; Literary Editor Millidek; Senior Class Play; Chairman Senior Memorial Committee. ■■.She make.s all appear better than they are wont. " FERN KAUFFMAN z T A, n : i e Stanfoi ' d. B.S. in Domestic Art. Stanford High School. Illinois Wesleyan, 1912-1.3. Domestic Economy Club, 1915-17, President, 1916; Orlandian, 1916- 17; Camp Fire, 1917-18; Secretary Student Council, 1917-18; Y. W. C. A.; Instructor in D. A. in Academy; Senior Class Play. ■■She make.s the lie.st of e ci ' ytliiu.i;, thinks the he.st of evei yliody. " FRED LONG Decatur. B.S. in Commerce and Finance. Decatur High School. Football Team, 191.5-17; Baseball Team, 1914-17; " M " Club; Class Basketball, 1916-17; Senior Play Finance Committee. " . nilKhty man of itower wa.s he. " JAMES RUSSELL McDONALD K A X Decatur. A.B. Arthur High SchooL Science Club, 1916-17; Orlandian, 1915-17, President, 1917; Student Council, 1917-18; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, 1916-17, President, 1917-18; Treasurer Junior Class; Homecoming Play; Senior Class Play; Class Play Finance Committee; Freshman-Sophomore Debate, 1916; Brown Debate, 1917-18; Inter-Collegiate Debate, 1917; Inter-Society Contest, 1917; Band, 1915-18; Conservatory Orchestra, 1915-16; Assistant in Mathematics, 1917-18; Class Basketball, 1915-17; Basketball Squad, 1918; Tennis Team, 1916-18, Doubles Championship, 1916-17; Man- ager Tennis, 1917-18; Captain of Tennis, 1917-18; Millidek Board. " There ' s no kind of thing in the world lint what you can turn yuur hand to. " LUCIE MacWHERTER Z T A, 11 M e Decatur. B.S. in Domestic Economy. Decatur High School. Domestic Economy Club, 1915-16; Secretary Girls ' Glee Club, 1917- 18; Y. W. C. A.; Tennis, Freshman Team, 1915, Singles, 1917, Inter- Collegiate Team, 1917; Tennis Manager, 1916-17; Senior Class Play; Senior Invitation Committee. " Kternal sunsliine in hei ' face wa.s fnund. " ELSIE L. MORAN MILLER II M e Chicago. B.S. in Domestic Economy. Flint, Michigan, High School. Michigan State Noi-mal College. University of Chicago. President Millikin Masque, 1918; Secretary Current Topics Club, 1917-18; Homecoming Play, 1917; Senior Ciass Play; Y. W. C. A.; n M e Social Committee; n M 9 Dec Staff; Honor Student. " Her life is a Ijubbling spring, overflowing with enthusiasm. " 30 HELEN GLADYS MILLER z T A, n ii e Decatur. A.B. in Library Science. Jacksonville High School. Assistant Librarian; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1916-18, Vice-President, 1916-17; Dandelion Queen, 1915; Secretary of Orlandian, 1915; Decaturian Staff, 1918; Cercle Frangais, 1914-15, Secretary, 1917-18; Current Topics Club, 1915-16; Red Cross Committee, 1917-18; Senior Chapel Committee; President of II M 6; Editor of H M B Dec. " Divinely tall and stately she aiiiiears, " BEULAH JEAN PELTON n Ji 9 Decatur. A.B. in Education. Decatur High School. Art Club, 1915-17; Spanish Club, 1918; Y. W. C. A.; Secretary n M 9; Play Stage Manager; Senior Class Play. ■ ' Some secret i haim doth all her acts attend. " CORWIN DENISON QUERREY T K E Decatur. A.B. Decatur High School. Treasurer Sophomore Class; President Junior Class; President Stu- dent Council, 1918, Treasurer, 1917 ; President Commerce and Finance Club, 1917; Varsity Baseball, 1915-18; Varsity Basketball, 1915-16; Homecoming Play; Senior Class Play; Inter-Collegiate Debate Team, 1918; Band. A f ' omply bnrhflnr. BERNICE E. RICHARD AAA, II M e Adrian, Michigan. A.B. Adrian, Michigan, High School. Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan, 1915-17. Y. W. C. A.; Spanish Club; French Club; Senior Social Committee. " The giv with dreajny f ' (_ ' s. " GRACE M. RILEY usie Decatur. A.B. with Science. Decatur High School. Philomathean, 1916-17; Science Club, 1916-17; Spanish Club, 1917- 18; Senior Memorial Committee. " With Irisli cyi ' s ;inri sniil ' -. " ANGELA MARGUERITE SHAFER II 1! ■! , II M e Decatur. A.B. Decatur High School. Vice-President Orlandian, 1915; Inter-Society Contest, 1916; Ex Post Facto; Glee Club, 1915; Orchestra, 1915; Cercle Francais; Camp Fire; Y. W. C. A.; Vice-President Freshman Class; Winner of Brown- back Short Story Contest, 1916-17 ; Freshman-Sophomore Contest, 1916; Co-ed Editor of Decaturian; Assistant Editor of Millidsk; Vice- President II M B; Chairman Senior Play Committee; Senior Class Play; High Honor Student. " In lo ' elines.s of jTeifect deeds. Afore sti ' ons;- than all poetic thouijht. " 32 I FRIEDA M. SMITH A X , II M e Decatur. A.B. in Education. Decatur High School. Ex Post Facto, 1914-15; Class Leader, 1915; Corresponding Secretary Philomathean, 1914-17, Recording Secretary, 1916-17; Vice-President Sophomore Class, 1916; Student Council, 1916-18, Secretary, 1916-17, Vice-President, 1917-18; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1916-17, President, 1917-18; Manager Women ' s Inter-Class Athletics, 1917; Chairman Philomathean Inter-Society Contest, 1916; Chapel Committee Chair- man; Manager Senior Class Play; II M e Dec Staff; Honor Student. " A -saint itu()Ut. M iiiiscliiil wirhiTi. " ESTHER T. STAMETS Z T A, II M H Springfield. B.S. in Music. Springfield High School. Certificate as Piano Soloist, 1915; Certificate as Supervisor of Music, 1916; French Club, 1917-18; Spanish Club, 1917-18; Glee Club, 1915; Senior Memorial Committee; Senior Stunt Committee; Music Editor of Millidek. ■...lit- taki ' th most dtliffht in nmsic. " RUBY HELEN SUNDELL II M e Kankakee. B.S. in Domestic Economy. Millikin Academy. Philomathean; Domestic Economy Club; President Current Topics Club, 1917; Secretary Y. W. C. A., 1917-18; Chairman Senior Luncheon Committee; Millidek Board; Honor Student. •■ ' i ' lj kiiou hci- is to lie liei liiciid. " P NELLE EILEEN THOMPSON A A A, n M G Sullivan, Indiana. A.B. Sullivan, Indiana, High School. Ward Bel- mont College, 1914-15. Girls ' Glee Club, 1915-17, Business Manager, 191G-17; Dramatic Art Club, 1915-17, President, 1916-17; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1917-18; Treasurer of H H; Chairman Red Cioss Committee, 1917-18; Pres- ident Panhellenic, 1917-18; Homecoming Plav, 1917; Decaturian Staff, 1917-18; Millidek Board. " Beauty is truth, trulh lieauty, — that is all. " HELEN MARGARET WADDELL 11 i; ' I ' , II : [ o Decatur. B.S. in Domestic Science. Decatur High School. Senior Luncheon Committee; Class Day Committee; Senior Class Play. " Make nie a cottage in the vale, she said. Where L x ith you may stay. " SABRA WILHOIT A X 2, n M e Kansas. A.B. Kansas High School. Ex Post Facto Club, 1915-17; Warden n M 0, 1917-18; Vice-President Junior Class; Chairman Senior Invitation Committee; Red Cross Editor of Millidek. " Hers is the fatal gift of beauty. " RUTH E. WILKIN II M () Vermilion. A.B. in Education. Paris High School. Indiana State Normal School, 1913. Philomathean ; Current Topics Club; Dramatic Art Club; Camp Fire; Chairman Cap and Gown Committee; Y. W. C. A. Social Service Committee; Honor Student. " . nd yet she tru.sls that sfunehow, .t ood Will he the final goal of 111. " BLANCHE YOUNG n M o Toledo. B.S. in Domestic Economy. Toledo High School. Philomathean; Y. W. C. A.; Camp Fire, 1917; Vice-President Domes- tic Economy Club, 1916; Senior Luncheon Committee; Senior Invita- tion Committee; n M B Dec Staff. " She talks with musical voice, and .sweetly laughs. " EMMA GREGORY Decatur. A.M. James Millikin University, A.B., 1917. 35 IN MEMORIAM BESSIE FAYE HORTON. ' 18 1897 - 1918 Tlie Class oi Nineteen Nineteen Baldwin, James Howard Barrows, Mary Louise Bass, Ray S. Bean, Helen Clair, Grace Clark, Elsie Ferneta Davidson, Ruth Drennan, Drothy Elizabeth File, Clinton Gordon, Lorena Verle Grant, Mary Myrtle Graves, Eugenia Guller, Gertrude Herron, Miriam Hoppin, Gladys E. Kile, Sibyl Kirk, Dorcas Jane Knight, Elizabeth Esther Leek, John Halvor Long, Harry Lohrmann, Vera Gertrude Manning, James Kenneth Mattes, Violet Merrill, William M. Miller, Wilfred S. Montgomery, Don Moore, Joe Moore, Paul Neeld, Mildred Pinnell, Allie Pound, Kenneth Prescott, Olive Redmon, Mary Elizabeth Reed, James D. Sanborn, Dorothy Seward, Ora William Sidway, Virg inia G. Snyder, Daniel V. Sternberg, John Wesley Sugg, Maxey Moss Todd, Lois Wasson, Selma Myra Wilson, Glen Bradford 7 he be not in love with some woman, there is no believing old sifjns. " — Halvor Leek. 39 Tlie Class oi Nineteen Nineteen OFFICERS Presidevf Paul Mooie Vice-President Virginia Sidway Secretary Mary Bari ' ows Treasurer Don Montgomery COMMITTEES Hoiiie-Coiiiing Mary Redmon Maxey Sugg Don Montgomery Ray Bass Athletics Advertisement Joe Moore James D. Reed Relations . Finance Halvor Leek Don Montgomery Social Ruth Davidson Grace Clair Sibyl Kile 1 40 Tlie Class of Nineteen Twentij Ames, Alta Ash, Mary Ei-ma Baber, Tedford Baird, Mary Alma Bean, Violet E. Blanchard, Karl E. Boehmer, Kathryn M. Brand, Mildred Brenner, Floyd E. Brown, Mildred Burner, Florence Anderson Burns, Gladys Margaret Cade, Ruth E. Channon, Frances Elizabeth Cogdal, Joseph Cowen, Nira E. Cross, Carl M. Curry, Dean Davidson, M ' Liss Louise Davidson, Ruth Sidra Douthit, Freda J. Downing, Helen E. Edwards, John B. Finn, Mary Flabb, Frederick Gebhart, Sybil E. Gregory, Geneva Gilroy, Austin K. Godwin, Lois Grady, Mary Lv.cile Graves, Lois Grove, William Hahn, Arthur M. Hamman, Phillis Harper, Elizabeth Fern Hayes, George Miller Hayes, William F. Hazzard, Marv Zua Hinds, Ii-ene B. Holmes, George N. Jackson, Ralph Jones, Cle ' la Kile, Gladys Kniple, Beulah Virginia Laws, Sarah Camilla Lindquist, Roy C. Lohimann, Erna Long, Mary E. Longenbaugh, Guy Lovering, Glenn McClelland, Preston McClure, Bess McCown, Forest R. McElvain, Thornton H. MacRoberts, John Johnston MacWherter, John Madden, Karl E. Maloney, Frances J. Marcusen, Camilla Marshall, Treva Miller, Agnes Rebecca Miller, Donald B. Milligan, Catherine W. Morris, Edward A. Mueller, Louise Johanna Murphey, Robert J. Myers, Robert W. Nettleton, Eula M. Osmanson, Ruth Paisley, George F. Parker, Helene Parkinson, Mary Esther Patterson, Bernard C. Porter, Hazel L. Portwood, Cleo Potter, Howard Price, Harriet Pulliam, Curtis E. Pulver, Constance Rybolt, Edna R. Saalwaechter, Leonard T. Sablotna, William Sanborn, Marjorie Sanders, Jesse Lewis Shirey, Lucile Shonle, Ruth Stengel, Leo Alphonse Stilp, Sylvia Lucille Thistle, Jessie Traver, Doi-othy Turner, John Paul Verner, Everett B. Webber. Mary Wise, Claude Wright, Thomas ' ■Though we are on the very verge of matrimony. " — George and Jessie. 43 NINE Tlie Class of Nineteen Fwentij OFFICERS President Howard Potter Vice-President Marjorie Sanborn Secretari Mary E. Parkinson Treasurer Preston McClelland , Helene Belle Parker Council Members q , COMMITTEES Class Scrap Marjorie Sanborn George Hayes John MacWherter Jessie Thistle Karl Blanchard Social Harriet Price Jessie Thistle Elizabeth Channon Robert Myers 1 conard Saalwaechter Forensic Erna Lohrmann Floyd Brenner Nira Cowen Louise Mueller Liberty Bond T. J. Wright Geneva Gregory ' ern Harper Ruth Osmancon " Siinpliciti in habit, truth in speech. " — Miriam Herron. 44 Tlie Class of Nineteen Twentij One Abrams, Cecil Fisk Ames, Julia Edna Anderson, Lawrence Barrette Andrews, Evelynn Julian Adkins, Roy Atlass, Beatrice Freda Eachman, Charlotte E. Eacon, Arthur G. Bales, Louise Barnes, Grant M. Barracks, Robert Alfred Bonifield, Bernice Bradshaw, Henrietta F. Buchanan, Chester J. Brookshier, Irene Opal Burns, Gladys E. Buzan, Marguerite Agnes Cannon, Harry E. Carter, Joseph Causey, David A. Clark, Helen Clayton, Vera Inez Cole, Merry Mirth Conel, Vera Estella Conrad, Lorraine Corzine, Irene Isabel Cottle, Guy H. Culver, Margaiet Cummins, Carleton C. Cussins, James S. Day, Esther Victoi-ia Doran, Ruth Davidson, Helen Louise Davis, Charlene Delahunty, Mary Dickinson, Lloyd Downey, Lyle Doyle, Lloyd Randall Duncan, Donald Kenneth Dunham, Lucy I)unn, Frances Esther Elliott, Anna Ellison, Ella M. Engleman, Lois Eleanor Erickson, Clyde Erwin, Jean Finley, Esther L. Fish, John William Flesher, Norma Fletcher, Rhoda Fonner, Marie Louise Fritz, William Lawrence Fruit, Helen Frances Garner, Huldah V. Garner, Orville E. Gepfoi ' d, Sidney H. Gibbs, Donald H. Gill, Wayne Girton, Agnes Ellen Goltra, Ina Miriam Graham, Ronald Clifton Haas, Chester R. Hacker, George Raymond Hall, Edwina Mildred Hamilton, Dairell P. Hancock, Louise Barbara Haushalter, Bertiam Harrell, Hei ' man Harris, Jewell Flarrison, Joe D. Harvey, George Eliot Hilti, Katharina B. Holland, Lena Belle Hudson, Donald G. Hull, Lucile Humma, Mary Magdalen Hungate, Verneta Eleanor Ingersoll, Helen Ingersoll, Marjorie Irwin, Ruth Jenkins, W. Howard Johnston, Jessie May Keatts, Bei nard I). Kinahan, Elton Kincheloe, Ruby M. Kundson, Percy M. Kuny, Bertha Frances Lanum, Ralph Lee, Vera Irene Lichtenberger, Helen Lillich, Pauline Sadie Lingle, Myron Kendall " Nif lif after night he sat and bleared his eyes wit It books. " — Guy Cottle. 47 Tlie Class oi Nineteen TwenHj-One Long, Esther Emily Long, Jenny M. Lueth, Harold A. Lukey, Albert Seymour McCarthy, William McClung, Jessie Lyrn McDonald, Everett K. McGuire, Hubert Wayne McKinney, Euth MacRoberts, Mary Machan, Helen Whitmr n Mader, Maurine Elizabeth Mallov, Katherine Maloney, Catherine Mann, John Mathes, Mildred Mattes, Adeline Mosev, Blanche Lorraine Mount, Cory J. Mountz, Homer D. Myers, Nella Naber, Helen Ethel Nell, Florence T illian North, Irma Gladys Orr, Nina Mae Phillips, Cleonne Gi ' ace Pratt, Roger Wilbur Probst, Ethel Pearl Proctor, Charlotte D. Purvis, Lyda Eae, Frances Hamilton Ramer, Blanche Ray, Claude Roberts, Benjamin Earle Robertson, Hubert C. Rodems, Catherine M. Rosenthal, Kate B. Ross, Jessie Ann Rotz, Lawrence Rov, Waneta Mfi " ie Rubottom, J. Leland f ager, James Donald Fiampson, Faith L. Scott, Thomas C. Searight, Margaret Shaw, Marshall Shawhan, Grace Sheehy, Theresa Shelah, Adele Shelby, Edna Shirey, Hazelbelle Shurtz, Richard F. Sleeter, Curtis W. Smith, Edwin Kirby Smith, Clara Wynans Smitli, Don William Smith, J. Irwin . ' mith., R ' lth Spence, Eber Sober. Glen Scott Stengel, Raymond Stevenson, Helen Turner Stitt, Louis William Sullivan, Alice H. Swisher, Sarah E. Telling, Winona Thorpe, Stanley F. Tilton, Julia E. Tippett, Willis Paul Ti-aughber, Marie Travis, Cecil S. Tucker, Gerald T. Verner, Bernice D. Wait, Evelvn Wait, Marian Walker, Harper Walker, Richard Walraven, Ora Louise Ward, Russell Watkins, Ethel Weilepp, Paul Welch, Marie White, Milo Craig Whitfield, Glenn A. Whitfield, Charles S. Wickard, Solomon A. Wiley, Harriet Mildred Williams, Alvin Thomas Wilson, Kenneth Earl Young, Randolph " Co-education is the thief of time. " — Freshman Class. 49 Tlie Class ol Nineteen Twentij One OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Sergcant-at-arms Sergeant-at-arms Council Member Paul Tippett Henristta Braclshaw Donald Gibbs John Mann Maiian Wait Kane Bohon Lorraine Conrad COMMITTEES OF THE CLASS Freshman-Sophomore Scrap Couivditec — Cecil Abrams, Don Hudson, Adeline Mattes. Hat Committee — Lawrence Fritz, Marian Wait, Charles Whitfield. Social Committee — Henrietta Bradshaw, Vera Lee, Rane Bohon. FresJiniav-Sophonwre Forensic Contest — Hubert Robertson, Lawi ' ence Fritz. " Perh ii s I mil tm sliiilciif. hiil I make a Iiii icith the girls. " — PERCY KnudsON. 50 -r— r— I— I 1 1 1 r— I r- M l S l KAM V 7 S " V V I 1 1 , f xi fT ' xi CONSERVATORY MAX VAN LEWEN SWARTHOUT Director of the Conservatory of Music Professor of Violin-Playing, Piano-Playing, and Theoretical Branches Gottschalk Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Balatha Con- servatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipzig, Germany, 1902-1905; Director Oxford College of Music, Oxford, Ohio, f905-1911; Director of College of Music, Illinois Woman ' s College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1911-1914; Director, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1914-. DONALD MALCOLM SWARTHOUT Associate Director of the Conservatory of Music Professor of Piano-Playing, Pipe-Organ Playing, Theoretical and Historical Branches Gottschalk Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Balatka Con- servatoiy of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Roya ' i Conservatory of Music, Leipzig, Germany, 1902-1905; Private study, Isidor Philipp, Paris, France, 1905-1906; Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipzig, Geimany, 1910-1911 ( " Pruefung " in Piano) ; Associate Director, Oxford Col- lege, 1906-1910; Associate Director, College of Music, Illinois Woman ' s College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1911-1914; Associate Director, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1914-. ADA EMILIE LINDSAY K K r Secretary of the Conservatory of Music A.B., James Millikin University, 1905; Graduate work Columbia University, Summer 1912; Secretary, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1905-1915 " , 1917-. 52 WILLIAM ERHART SNYDER Professor of Piano-Playing and the Art of Teaching Detroit Consei ' vatory of Music; Sherwood Music School, Chicago; Private Piano study, Theodor Leschetizky, Vienna, Austria, and Robert Fuchs, Vienna Imperial Conservatory; Piano Department, Millikin Conservatorv of Music, 1911-. MINER WALDEN GALLUP Associate Professor of Piano-Playing Virgil Piano School, New York, 1902; Private study, Albany, N. Y., 1905-1906, and Berlin, 1906-1909, with Dr. Percy J. Starnes, Alberto Jonas, and Vernon Spencer; Professor of Piano-Playing, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1909-. WILLIAM B. OLDS Professor of Singing A.B., Beloit College, 1898; Oberlin Conservatory, 1895-99; American Conservatory, 1899-1900; Private study, Oscar Seagle, London, Eng- land, Summer 1914, and Schi ' oon Lake, N. Y., Summer 1916; Teacher, American Conservatorv, 1900; Grinnell School of Music, 1900-1904; Illinois Conservatorv of Music, 1904-1906; Private Teacher, Jackson- ville, Illinois, 1906-1903; Professor of Singing, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1908-. ROSE A. BORCH Raff Conseivatory, Frankfurt, Germany, 1898-1902; Private Voice study, Julius Stockhausen, Frankfurt, Germanv, 1898-1902; Private study, Jenny Hahn, Fi ankfurt, Germanv, 1903; Chicago Musical Col- lege, Summer, 1916; Private studv, Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, N. Y., Summer, 1917 ; Professor of Singing, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 19 13-. 53 ORA BELLE ROGERS Associate Professor of Harmony and Piano-Playing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Harmony, 1906; Piano Teachers ' Certificate, 1907; Piano Teachers ' Diploma, 1908; North- western University, 1914-15; Instructor, Millikin Conservatoiy of Music, 1908-14; 1915-. FREDARIEKA GREEN 2 A I Professor of Ear-Training, and Instructor in Singing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano-Playing, 1912; Certificate in Public School Music, 1912; Diploma in Singing as Soloist and Teacher, 1916; Graduate study, 1917; Diploma in Piano- Playing, 1917 ; Private study, Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, N. Y., Summer, 1917 ; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1915-. SYLVIA FISK Instructor in Piano-Playing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano-Playing, 1909; Teachers ' Certificate, 1911; Diploma in Piano-Playing as Soloist and Teacher, 1914; Graduate study, 1915,1916; Instructor, Millikin Con- servatory of Music, 1911-. GRACE TAYLOR WANDEL Instructor in Piano-Playing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano-Playing, 1907; Teachers ' Cei-tificate, 1910; Diploma in Piano-Playing as Soloist and Teacher, 1914; Graduate study, 1915, 1916; Instructor, Millikin Con- servatory of Music, 1910-. 54 JJ FLORENCE M. BKOWN S A I Instructor in Violin-Playing Illinois College of Music, Jacksonville, 1910; Private study, Ludwig Becker, Chicago, 1914-15; Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificat- in Violin-Playing, 1917; Teacher, Violin-Playing, Quincy College of Music, Quincv, Illinois, 1912-16; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1916-. IVA INGERSOLL WASSON Instructor in Piano-Playing and the Upton Method of Instruction in Keyboard Harmony A.B., Jarnes Millikin Universitv, 1912; Certificate in Piano-Playing, 1909; Certificate as Teacher of Piano-Playing, 1911; Diploma, Child Culture Teachers ' Training Course, 1914; Certificate in Harmony, 1916; Private study, Summer 1917, with E. M. Upton, Chicago; Graduate study, 1917-18; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1917-. LEAH LOUISE BEAR Instructor in Public School Music Methods Knox Conservatory of Music, B.S., 1891; Graduate study, 1892; Auditorium Conservatoi ' V, Chicago, 1895; Ithaca Conservatory, Ithaca, N. Y., 1897; Chicago Normal School of Public School Methods, 1899; Advanced study, Summers, 1909 and 1915 ; Public School Music De- partment, Millikin Conservatorv of Music, 1914-. ESTHER REQUARTH 2 A I Director of Child Culture Department Art study, Greenville, Ohio, 1907-11; Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1913-14; 1916; Child Culture Teachers ' Training Coui ' se, Graduate, 1914; Advanced study, 1914, 1916, 1917; Director, Child Culture De- partment, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 191-!-. 0.5 ilNET MRS. JESSE GILLESPIE Instructor in Singing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano-Playing, 1915; Piano Teachers ' Certificate, 1916; Certificate in Harmony, 1916; Cer- tificate in Public School Music, 1917; Certificate in Singing, 1917; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1D17. ELOISE JACOBS AAA Instructor in Piano-Playing Illinois College of Music, Jacksonville, 1912-13; Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Harmony, 1915; Diploma in Piano-Playing as Soloist and Teacher, 1916; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1915-. RUTH LUCILE MUIR 2 A I Instructor in Piano-Playing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano-Playing, 1915; Piano Teachers ' Certificate, 1915; Certificate in Harmony, 1916; Instructor, Millikin Conservatorv of Music, 1916-. ROBERT WALTER Instructor, Band and Orchestral Wind Instruments Private study, Erfurt, Germany; Private Instructor, Band ond Or- chestral Wind Instruments, Decatur, Illinois, 1887- ; Director Good- man Band, Decatur, Illinois, 1886- ; Ins ' .ructcr, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1914-. FLORENCE BROWN A 1 DiPLCMA IN Violin Playing as Coloist, 1918 PaPIL OF M. VL. SWARTHOUT Illinois College of Music, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1910; Teacher of ■ iolin Playing, Quincy Co ' lege of Music, Qaincy, Illinois, 1912-16; Private Study, Ludwig Becke:-, Chicago, 1914-15; InsU ' Uctor Violin Playing, Millikin Conservatory, 1916- ; Certificate in Violin Playing, Millik: ' n Conservatory, 1917. " Mtsic is to her as the wind to ships pro|ieller1 Vty sails. " WILNA MOFFETT i A I Diploma in Piano Playing as Soloist and Teacher, 1918 Pupil of D. M. Swarthout Certificate in Piano Playing, 1913; Harmony Certificate, 1914; Piano Teacher ' s Certificate, 1917. " Eai ' ncst endea ' i.)r is -ertaiii ' f its rewaid. " RUTH LUCILE MUIR :i A I Diploma in Piano Playing as Soloist and Teacher, 1918 Pupil of D. M. Swarthout Certificate in Piano Playing, 1915; Certificate as Teacher of Piano Playing, 1915; Haimony Certificate, 1916; Instructor in Millikin Consei ' vatory, 1916. ■1 ' ontentment is li.-st expressed in music, not woids. " 57 ESTHER STAMETS 7. T A, II M () Diploma in Literary-Music Course, 1918; Bachelor of Science IN Music Pupil of M. W. Gallup Certificate in Piano Playing, 1915; Public School Music Certificate, 1916. ' • llu liiiDu 1 say just « li.it I think, :iiid imrhiny inoru urn- Irss. " FLORENCE WILLIS a i Diploma in Piano Playing, Pupil of M. vL. Swarthout, and in Pipe-Organ, Pupil of D. M. Swarthout, as Soloist AND Teacher, 1918 Piano Playing Certificate, 1916; Piano Teacher ' s Certificate, 1916; Harmony Certificate, 1917. ■■ ' I ' ll!- lifst gifts come in small iiatkases. " 5S Tlie Artists Series Tlio Consei-vutory Artists ' Soriis I ' oi ' tlic season 11)17-18 was oiicncd with a concert by AmtM ' ica ' s Foremost contralto, Christine Miller, on October Hi. Miss Miller is an artist of unusual ability and H ' lve a genuine thi ' ill to those who heard her. She has an unusually clear contralto (|ua ' ity and wonderful purity of tone. Hei- manner is absolutely devoid of artiliciality, and she sings with delightiul spontaneity. The strength and volume of lier voice as well as her intense dramatic nature were expressed in her grou])s of American and I ' reiich selections. Hei ' singing of La Marseillaise and The Star Spangled Banner brought much applause. A rece})tion was given in Miss Millei- ' s honor following the recital, by the Sigma Alpha Iota sorority, in the library at the Conservatory. Maude Powell in a program of finely contrasted numbers gave the second recital of the series on November- 20. She was gi ' eeted by a large audience, for this was hei- second concert at Millikin. Her mature musicianship was again demonstrated by her faultless execution of her wondrous singing tone. It was impossible to wish for a more satisfying rendition of the numbers which this great American violinist gave on this occasion, and she was even moi ' e generous than usual with her encores. Alpha Chi Omega, of which Miss Powell is a member, gave a reception in her honor following the concert. The third concert on .Januai ' y 17 was given by Oscar Seagle, the baritone, to a large and enthusiastic audience, for his hearers are always sui ' e of a delightful evening. He gave a long and varied pi ' Ogram which showed unusual capacity for contrast both of volume and interpre ' alion throughout. The consummate art of Mi ' . Seagle was manifest in everything. Suavity of utterance and beauty of style marked every offering, but the great en ' hrsiasm of the evening ' came when he did the Negro Spirituals arranged by H. T. Bui ' kigh, with such fei ' vor and understanding as only a true son of the South can furnish. The spirit of the old darkv I ' eappeared once more in the humor and pathos with wh.ich. Seagle invested every one of the Spirituals, and as evei ' when these folk-songs are ably presented, they met with wildly enthusiastic resjoonse on the part of the audience. Godowsky, " the supei ' man of t ' e piano, " gave the last concert of the Artists ' Sei ' ies on February 28. Leopold Godowskv ' s art is ideal. He gave a memorable recital, an exhibition of piano playing such rs we are rai ' elv able to hear. Fev pianists, if any, construe so remarkablv the emo ' ional and inteHfctual, plus in Mr. Godowsky ' s case a virtuosity that through its perfection defies ci ' iticism. MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA One of the greatest of our annual treats is the visit of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four concerts were given at the Lincohi Sc|uare Theater May 2, 3, 4. Emil Oberhotfer, the dii ' ector, has r.n originality of style which is not equaled by any other director before the American public. Idelle Patterson ' s singing was much enjoyed. Hei ' voice is a pure sopi ' ano and there is an absolute sincerity in her art. Christine Schutz, the contralto, h.as a rich and vibrant voice, veiy responsive and sympathetic. Allen McQuhae, the tenor, has a very pleasing finality, unusually I ' efined and expressive. Royal Dadmun ' s voice is of a good and ])owerful bpritone (juality, showing intelli- gence and an unusually good enunciation. FACULTY RECITALS Mr. Gallup and Miss Green gave the first of the faculty recitals on February 14. Mr. Gallup has been known to us for several vears as a pianist whose playing at all times bears the stamp of distinction. He is infalliblv coi ' i ' ect, clear cut, and an artist of good taste. Miss Fredarieka Green is also well known. She has a mezzo-soprano voice of remarkable texture and good expressive capacities. Miss Green sings with temperament, good enunciation, and musical unders ' anding. Mr. n. M. Swarthout, the assistant direc ' ci ' of the Consei ' vatory, gave one of the best organ lecitals which hps ever been heard in r ecatur, on April S. A faculty ensenible recital was given April 22 bv Mr. M. L. Swarthout, Mr. D. M. Swarthout, Mr. Gallup, Miss Brown, and Dr. McDunnough. There were several different styles of music presented, including a group of ensemble numbers, a string- quartet, piano and violin sonatp,, ni ' no and violin suite, and a piano quartet. This was one of the most attractive recitals of the year. The other jne ' bers of the facultv appeared in a joint faculty recital. The graduating class of the Conserval orv gave their senior recitals, and advanced students also appeared in public performances. 59 c 60 Si ma Alplia Iota Founded June 12, 1903 Nu Chapter established May 15, 1917 CoLors — Crimson and White FACULTY ADVISER Mi ' S. Rose A. Borch Flower — Red Rose PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. M. vL. Swarthout Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Swarthout Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Olds Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lahr ACTIVES Wilna MofFett Ruth Muir Floience Brown Florence Willis Esther Requarth Ruth Brown Pauline -Jones Maiy Cosart Jessie Weiler Vera Schien Elizabeth Rule Blanche Ramer Esther Long Blanche Mosey Evelyn Wait Gladys Orr Fredarieka Green Marie Frey Helen Rigg PLEDGES Helen Grossman Faerie Hudson Bernice Verner " What ' s better tJian to be merry? ' 61 62 BATTALION Millikiii Battalion Ccmmandi?uj Officer Instructor Adjutant Sergeant Major Quartermaster Sergeant T. J. Meek, Major Captain V. R. Longstreet, U. S. A. R. J. Kellogg, Captain G. Whitfield R. Barracks Early last spring, when the possibility of America ' s entrance into the war was i ' apidly becoming a probability, the feeling of unrest which made itself felt especially in the colleges and universities of the country, affected Milli- kin strongly. From our university as I ' rom practically all, went a number of men who felt the call to immediate seiwice. Some of these men were accepted fo)- the first Officers ' Train- ing Camp at Fort Sheridan, and received com- missions at the end of their training. Millikin ' , service flag began to number many stars. It was only natural, then, that the men who remained in college should begin to seek some means of serving. Almost as a matter of course, Millikin turned to the idea of military drill. Our battalion, forgotten for some years, was reorganized, and drilling was begun. Shortly after the United Sta,!.es formally en- tered the war in April, over a hundred men were drilling three times a week at Millikin, preparing themselves to give as efficient ser- vice as possible when the call should come. Two companies were formed, and Dr. Meek, Mr. Risley, Dr. Kellogg, and other faculty men who had had military training, took charge of the drilling. One of the first obstacles to be overcome was that of the lack of suitable G4 drill periods. Finally, aftei ' much pltinning and discussion, the Faculty Council ar- ranged for three drill periods a week. At first the men drilled without any ecjuipnient, but later the Manual Training Department made sufficient wooden guns for both companies. Gradually, as the weeks passed, the crooked line of wooden guns straight- ened into a presentable " Right shoulder ai ' ms! " and the battalion began to look really military. In September both companies, A and B, were reorganized, and a regular drill schedule was arranged for three times a week. At first, officers were elected; later they were chosen on the basis of their standing in a competitive examination. An officers ' club met once a week first semester, and was followed by a class in military tactics second semester. Both were in charge of Major Meek. At the beginning of the school year uniforms were ordered, and Millikin men soon resolved themselves into two classes, — those who wore uniforms and those who did not. Captain Longstreet, of Company H, I. N. G., acted for several weeks as instructor. Through his courtesy the Millikin Battalion was allowed to use the guns of H Company, until Captain Longstreet entered the Federal service. The training given by Millikin Battalion prepares the student, while he is yet in college, to make his service worth while when his ca ' l comes. Millikin men are ready not only to give themselves, but to do it most intelligently. Major T. J. Meek The Battalion Section of the 1918 Millidek would not be complete wit ' aout some slight appreciation, however inade- quate it niav be, of the man to whose initiative Millikin owes her battalion. Without having military training made a part of his work as it is recognize-i in the catalogue or without receiving any appropiiation from the university aside from that for insignia, Major T. J. Meek has conducted battalion diill at a sacri- fice not only of elfort, but of time and money as well, money that was expended in assuming the financial responsibility for the unifoi ' ms ordered, time that would othei-wise have been spent moie profitably, at any rate, in wi ' iting. It is because of Dr. Meek ' s excellent work this year that he will be missed next year. As a consequence it is important that this space be used to express Milli- kin ' s giatitude to Dr. Meek in a very simple manner. All the men in the bat- talion and indeed Millikin at larg? owe a debt to Dr. Meek for his assumption of the duty of providing military training, a duty rightly considered such by tho.se who think that Millikin should recognize the fact that v e are at war and should not be content to be represented by a service flag alone. 65 CompaiiLj A OFFICERS Fil ' st Seiiiestei Captain isf LientcJiant 2d Liev tenant 1st Sergeant 2d Sergeant J. Cussins VV. Miller . Brenner W. Merrill T. Wright Seco)id Scntester Captain 1st Lieutenant 2d Lieutenant 1st Sergeant 2d Sergeant 3d Sergeant itii Sergeant Sei-gennt Corporals Liiiicc Corporals W. Miller J. McRoberts L. Mundell W. Hayes G. Hayes P. McClelland P. Moore R. Lindquist J. Edwai ' ds C. Wise H. Leek E. Roberts R. Graham C. Brewer H. Lueth C. Jones CompaiiLj B OFFICERS First Semester Captain 1st Lieutenant 2d Lieutenant 1st Sergeant 2d Sergeant R. Jackson R. Murphey D. Montgomery G. Paisley G. Wilson Second Semester Captain 1st Lieuteyumt 2d Lieutenant 1st Sergeant 2d Sergeant ■jd Sergeant Hh Sergeant ' th Sergeant Carjiorals Lance Corporals J ' ' . Brenner D. Montgomeiy T. Wright G. Paisley R. Lanum H. Robei tson R. Murphey D. Hudson A. Bacon R. Adkins E. Mol l is D. Sager I. Smith C. Haas L. Shurtz E. Spence 1)7 Millikin s Representation in Tke Service Arnistroiif;. Cl.xl ' K.. M.uines at I ' ai iK Island. S. C. (here 11I14. ' 15.) Ashmore, J. N., Captiiiii (Athletii- Director) Camp Cody, N. M. (taoulty). Bailey, Leo, Co. Cleik, Great Lakes, 111. (graduated 191H). Gone East. Haer, Carl.vie S., Rnsi n, U. S. N. K, F,, Washing- ton. 1 . (. ' . Harnes, Earl, Aviation Service U. S. A.. Boston In- stitute of Technology, Boston (here 1914. ' 15). IJai ' tletl, Deral C, Ambulance Coips. Allentown. Pa. (here 1914. ' 15). Hassler, Otis, (here 1913. ' 14). 144th Kelly Field. No. 1, South San Antonio. Tex. iieatlles, Cl.vde li., Seryeaitt, (Officers ' Training ' r ' amp T.,e is. Washington. 1st liattery. l?eiir l, I ' i ' iinlilin Z., l nt liilew Kansas (here 191(i, ' 17). lieesley, Oscar P., ;iii l ! ieut., ( ' o. F. 151 Inf.. Camp Shelley. Miss., (here 1913, ' 14). Beiisciii, ' elUs, .- . S. Barracks 427. Camp Perry, Great I ' ikes, (undergraduate, class 1918). IJerinj; ' , Horace K., Lieut., 323rd Inf. Co.. Camp Grant. 111., (here 1908). Itentiiii, I ' Yed (S., A Co. 5()3d En,gineeis, Chicago conti ngcnt. France, lierr.v, Oscar, ' anii» I e is. Tacoma. ' Washington, ( here 1 909-1911 ). liisliop, KdH-ard H., 3rd Field Artillery. Hdqts. Co., Ft, s,inL Houston, Tex., (here 19U9-1912). Black, Oliver, Naval Service. U. 8. A. Micliigau, care I ' ostmaster, New York. B n ' ers, Clarence S., r)es Moines, Iowa, (here 1911, •12). Boyd, W. ljO.£;aii, Cliief Commissar.v Steward, U. S. S. Vul( an. caie Postmaster. N. Y., (here 1903). Bradley, Clark H., U. S. Tank Service. Columbus. O. Brown, I-.vIe li., Prov. C ' o. IL. Medical (Officers ' Training Cami . Ft. Fliley. Kan.. ( grad. 1917). Burnett, William, Iladio Operator, 1275 W. Wood, (here 1911, ' C2 I. Caniphell, .John ., 2nd fleg.. ( ' o. F, ( " amp Iiewey. Great hakes. 111. Cannon, Paul, 1st l ieut.. Army Medical School. Washington. 1). ( ' .. (graduated 1915). Caldwell, Kenneth K., U. S. Signal Corps. Great I,al is sciti.in. 111., (undergrad.. class of 1918). Catlin. .loscph H., ind i,ieut%. Depot Brigade. Camp i;.. l. I t. W.Mlh. Texas, (graduated 1917). Collins, W ill II., Isl Ueiit., Engineers. Flandei s. Crea, ilai ' ry, Ciptain-Ma.ior. care 50th U. S. In- r.-mtry, Mctuchen, X. .1., (here 1904). Curry, Henry B., 1st laeut. (undergrad., class ' 19). Dallstreani, Andrew John, Lieut., Base Ho. ' -pital. I ' .niip Giant. Km ' kford. 111., (.graduated 1915). Davis, l- ' rank V., ( )fficers ' Work Co. No. 1, Camp .lohiison, Fla.. (graduated 1915). DeForest, Fulton, Aviation Mobilization Depot. 5tb Detachment. C ' amp Sevier, S. C. Dick, Carl, Engineering Corps, (here 1913. ' 14). Delallunt. , Arthur, Chief 2nd Section Gunners ' .Mate .Si.hool. Great Lakes. Diekerson, Ou.v L., Serjeant, 1st Co.. Militaiy l o- lice Bldg.. 1903 29th St.. Car.ip Dodge. la., (grad- uated 1917). I ick, Vernon, Corporal and Clerk 1st Co.. Coast Artillery. Key W.-st. Fla.. (here 1913. ' 14). DowniiiK, Wilhur, Clerk Quartermasters ' Dept.. ()(! E. :;(lth Place. Chicago, (undergrad.. class 1 920 ). Drake, Waldo H., ' ind Lieut., (here 1905. 08). Duff, Leonard, Captain U. S. Aviation Coi ps. Fiance, (here 1910). Dunham, Pere.v H., Camp Dodge. la. Duvall, Wilhur ( ' ., Marines at Paris Island. S. C. (here 1914. ' 15). Kisele, William S., 161 Depot Brigade. Co. IS. Bar- racks 125(i West. Camp Grant. Rockford. 111.. (here 191«. ' 17). Fahay, Willjani M., Co. C. 6th F. B. S. C.. Ft. l.eH cnworth. Kan.. ( under,grad., class of 1919). File, Byron, Co. E. 5th Engineers. Brownsville. Tex. Fisher, Lewis, Great Lakes Training Station, (here 190 8.- ' 09). (iearish, Charles . ., . crona ill ici 1 Trainin.g .s hool. Omaha. Nebr.. (graduated 1915). (•ihson, Kalei:;h, and Ueut., i ' amp Grant. Roc k- ford. 111., (here 1914. ' 15). (iillespie, .Jesse, . pp. Seaman. Great Bakes. 111., 2nd Regiment (. ' u. A, Barracks 220 S. Camp Dewey. (iochnaur, Orlando M., Medical Corps. Killed in action in France Nov. 6. 1917. (here 1910. ' ID. (iodwin, Marion ;., M. C. U. S. Navy Pay Office. London, Eng:.. care Postmaster. N. Y.. (under- graduate, class of 1920). Goltra, lialph, .Marine Detachment Radio Station. 101 ( " ayey. Porto Rico. (irayhill, I.,eo., Hdqrs. Co. 349th Infantry, Camii iN.dge, (graduated 1916). ruhle, Ed., . ero Squadron. 304 Ste edores ' Reg., ( ' amp Hill, Newport News, i. Ilalui, Clarence .V., 1st Sergeant, U. S. Army. Camp Dn, l la.. : ' . " ' .oth Int.. Co. L. (here 1911, ' 12). ILill. .lames Harvey, 3rd Prov. Reg.. Hamilton, ' Marshall, A. E. F.. (undergrad.. 1920). Ilamman, Kno h Arden, ' iiul IJeut., 6 Story St.. ' ainlu idgr. .Mass. Ilai-dentlorf, .James, Cadet, Chateauroux Detach- iiu-ut. Line of Communication, -Serial Service, A, 10. F.. France, (undergraduate, class of 1919). Ilai ' risoii, I ' arke, Jefferson Barracks, (here 1912). Hedges, .John, 10th Co., 2nd M. M. Regiment S. C.. . . 10. F. ia X. Y.. (here 1913). Hessler, Herhert E., 2nd Lieut., Infantry Reserve ( ' i.i)i.s, unattached. A. E. F.. (graduated 1915). Hershey, Scott, Lieut., A. E. F. in France, care I ' uslmaster. N. f.. Inf. U. S. R. (here in 1913). Hill, Otis, Captain, Coast Artillery, C. A. C, N. S. II. , France. HiniLs, Almon, 12th U. S. A. Engineers Railway Coriis. Co. E. France, (here in 1913. ' 14). lliser, Ku.Kene, Camp Green. N. C. Artillery Unit. I h.-re ill 19 17 1. Ilolcmnli. WalhK ' e 1 ' ., (here 1913. 14). Houghton, .1. Frank, Corporal, 349th Infantry. I ' .inip Diidyr. lies Moines, (graduated 1915). Houghton, Ralph H., Armed Guard School, Great Lakes, 111,, (undergraduate, class 1917). liudson, Harris (iary, Y. M. C. A. Sec, care Army V. M. C. A. Headquarters, 31 Ave, Montaigue, I ' aiis, France, (graduated 1909). Hnilsim, Ellis, V. S. Reserve Corps. Medical Dept., rni . of Pa.. Phil.. Pa., (graduated 1912). Irwin, Kohert B., Co. -V 1. Hospital School, Great l.:il;is. 111., (graduated 1917). Hudson, J ' aul, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.. Laboratory. (graduated 1917). Irvin, W. Kay, 12th Eng-ineers (Fl. R.) Co. E, Exp. Fori es in France, (here 1911, ' 15). .Lickson. Ralph. Aviation Section, Champaign, (un- il( 1 gi aduatc, class of 1920). .Jacohsen, tieorye E., Co. 349 Camp Dodge. Des .Mi.iiies. la., (graduated 1917). .lanvr.n, Ralph, Died at Great Lakes Training Sc hool July 2. 1917. of scarlet fever. .Icnney, Kaj F , Y. M. C. A. Sec, Spartansburg. S. ( ' .. (graduated 1915). .Jimison, Earl ( ' ,, H. A. I.. U. S. Naval Training- Base. Dispensary K. Norfolk. Va. .Johns, Corwin, 2nd Lieut., Hotel TuUer. Detroit. (here 1908 ). ,I(flinson, " Buck, " Sgt. .Mivjor, 159th Depot Brigade. Caiiip .achary Taylor. Louisville, Ky. .lolmson, Leo T., 342nd Inf.. Camp Grant. Rockford. III. , (undergraduate, class of 1919). .Jones. Carl, 130 V. S. G. Hdqrs. Co.. Houston. .Jor lan, Orlo, 325th Field . rtillery, Camp Taylor, Loiiis illc. Ky., (undergraduate, class of 1920). Iviuiwles, Knsel, A. E. F., Danish Islands, (faculty), Koch, Cecil, Aviation Corps. 719 4th St.. Rock Island, 111., (graduated 1917). Kortkanip, Wili)ur E., U. S. Medical Corps. Fort UiU ' y. Kan., c undergraduate, class of 1920). Krnse, .Mhert H,, Camp Pike. Ark., (graduated (rem . iadeliiy. 1912). Kiick, Elmer L., (undergraduate, class of 1918). Kuhns, .John, 2iul Lieut., Room 18, Barracks. 302nd Inf.. Camp Dcvens, . yer. Mass.. (here 1910, ' 11). Kuny, I ' rederi -k, Ordnance Dept., Camp Jackson. . ' . ' c., c unde rgraduate, cla.ss of 1918). Lancaster, Wesley, Great I akcs, 111. G8 Millikiu ' s Represeiitation in Tlie Service — Couiiuued l.awNoii, ISiirtis, Husiiit;;! Aiip.. Zi-.d ( las.-;. N;iv;il Basu .Station, Co. 57. Norfolk, Va.. (here ' Hi, ' 16). Leas, Charles E., Jr., Aviation Depot Aero Squad- ron, Garden City, I , 1., (undergrad. class 1920), l ee, Charles K.. Co. ( ' hief, C o. G, 1st Reg. Barracks 12(j, Camii Dewey, Great Lakes. 111., (grad. 1917). I.ee, I ' lo.vd AV., . viation Section, Signal Coips, Fla. I graduated 1917). IjOne, Charles, Pharmacist ' s .Mate, :ii ' d Cla. ' ss, U. S S, Kiiode Island. JlcClellaiul, Kverett li.. Drafted, (graduated 1911). .McAmis, Kol.crt V.. H. . . kr... .N ' aval Hospital, Niiiroll;. V:,. .AIcDavid, Carrol .M., ;iiul Kieut., Camp Dogan, Tex.. (giaduated 1915). .Mcl.ean, John, tst I.ieiit. Engineer Coips. American University, Camp Washington, D. ( ' .. (here ' (18). .VIcNahb, Harold, . eronautical Ground School, Ran- toul, (here 1914, ' 15). -MacWherter, William K., Pri. IKith Prov, Reg., Santo Domingo City, D. R., care Postmaster, New York City, (undergraduate, class of 1919). Madden, Karl, Naval Training Station. Great Lakes, 111., , ' lrd Reg, Co. A, Camp r ewey, (undergrad- uate, class of 1920), Mansfield, Frank S., Co. A, 112 M. G. Battalion, Camp Logan, Tex., (undergrad., class of 1920). Starland, Hrenton, Field Hospital Co. 345. .312th Sanitary Train. Camp Pike, Little Rod;, Ark,, (undergr.aduate, class of 1920). Meserve, Charles M., Captain, Engineerin,g Coriis. State College. Pa., (faculty), .Myers, Emil A., 4th ( " ' adet Sriuadron, Ellington Field, Houston, Tex, .Aliller, Floyd ' Jnd I.ieut., Camp Grant, 111.. (graduated 1917), Mills, Andrew Hiihert, . rmy Y. M. C. A. Sec, Sparta, Wis., (graduated 1914), Mills, Walker, Pri. Am, Mission Motor Transporta- tion Reserve Mallet, A. E. F., France, (here ' 13). Montgomery, Dwiglit A., 2nd Lieut., Field Artillery, Ft. Snclliiig, : Iinn,, (graduated 1910). .Montgomery, John A., Army Y. M. C. A., Camp Logan, Texas, (graduated 1916). Montgomery, John Paul, Captain, Ft, Sill, Okla., care Artillery School, (graduated lOLl), foore, Howard, 2nd l.ieut., 161 Depot Brigade, Camp Grant, Ro l;ford, 111., (graduated 1917), Moore, Koy K., Kith Co.. 2nd M. M. Reg. S. C. A, ID, F., France, via N. V. flyers, Harold 1$., Co. 15, ,Ieffersoii Barracks, Mo,, (here 19171, Nie lermeyer, . rtliur, San .Antonio, Texas, liied .Ian. 22. 191S. of imeumonia, (grad uated 1912). Osgood, Harold, ( )rdnance Dejit.. (here 1912. ' 13). Orr, Kiifns Mah ' olni, Co, 57. Hospital Corps. Noi- l. ' lk, ( inidi ' i graduate, class of 1920). Pallard.t, Sumner, Naval Oiierating Base, Hospital Ti;Mning School, Co. 57, Hospital App., NorfoII;. Parkhiil, Homer I.,., Cadet, Letterman Cen. Hospi- tal, W.iiil. rrc-siileo, San Francisco, Univ. of Cal, . iation .School. ( lutdei-.trrjidna e, ( l- sR of 191MI. Parklnsi.-n. Nellis, 2n(l l.ieut,, in France (grad. ' 15), Pratt, liogi ' r, l ' ' t. I-iilcy, Ivans, Priestly, .(aek, Med. Dept., 124 Field Art., Camp Logan, Tex., (here 1915- ' 16), Pemhic, Carl, U. S. Navy, Norfolk. Va, Priti ' licf t. Carl W., : ' ,!! Iteceiving Co., Camji ,lohn- st.in. Piidistaff, Everett, . viation, Rantoul. Itednion, James, 1st Lieut., Base Hospital Xo. is. P.ritish Exp. Forces, Chicago Unit, in France. (here 1909, ' 10), Ueed, J. Herman, .Si.gnal Corps. South Barracks. Ft. Omaha. Nehr., ( under,graduate, class 1920). Hiee, H. I)., Sanitary Section. 130th Inf., Camp Lo.gan. Houston. Te.x. Ui ' liniond, ICalph W., Machine Gun Co. 2, 337 Reg., Ft. Dodge, la., (here 1904). IJigg, llarr.v, Cailet, . viation Section. Signal ( orii.-;. . niei ' . Exji. Forces, via N. Y., (grad. 1913). Uoaeli, Corwin, 2nd Lieut., Quartermaster ' s Dept., V. S. . .. Chicago. 111., (graduated 1911). Kohli, Harr.v, Private V. S. Army Base Hospital No. 12, care tJeneral Hosiiital No, IS. . . P. Ci. S. No, IS. R. E. F., France. Hobertsoii, James 1..., Radio instrin-tion at I-lar aT-d. 43 Oxford St.. Camhrid.ge. Ma.ss.. (under.grad. ' 20 1 Itoberts, Tenbrook, Naval . viation Lase, . ir .sta- tion, Norfolk. Va., (here 1 909 ). Iloger, (ieorse A., 2iid Lieut., A. E. F. B. C. M., Paris, France, (undergraduate, class 1919). Koth, Otto, Camp Sheridan. Ala., (here 1913, ' 14). Kussell, Carl, Hospital Corps. Camp Taylor. Louis- ville, Ky.. Infirmary No. 2, 159th Depot Brigade, (graduated 1916). Selirader, William, (heie 1911, ' 12). Seliweinhold, .Mt ' red .T,, on way to France (heie 1917, ' IX). Seott, James F., 34«th Inf., Camp Pike. Little Rock. Seivy, Harry, Barracks 427. Camp Dewey. Great Lakes, (undergraduate, class of 1919). Seward, Ora, a y. (undergraduate, class of 1918). ShaH. Lauren L., Gone East, (graduated 1917). Shellabarger, Thatcher, Ordnance Dept.. (. ' amp .lackson, . ' . C. Sherman, Fred L., Corporal, . ' th Field . rtilleiv, A. F,. F.. Battery D, via . . 1 ' ,, (undergrad. ' 20). Sluirt ., Judson, Radio Dept. . ' avy, Great Lakes, (graduated 191(i). Simpson, William, Co. . I, 2nd Reg, Barracks 226, Camp Dewey, Great Lakes, (undergrad. 1920). Slade, Joe A., Co. A, 12th Engineers (Ry,). A. E. F. in France. Smith, IJobt. S., Co. H. 349th Int.. Camp Dodge, la. Smith, Clarence K., Hospital ( orps Co. 57. Norfolk, U. S. Naval Base Station, care Sanitation Dept.. (graduated 1917). Smith, Stanley, Ordnance Dept.. Va., (here ' 15. ' 16). Sii.vder, Kalph. Starkey, -Vrthur L., Drafted. .Sutlierd, Calvin E., Corporal, Camp Doniphan, (ikla,, li.ittery D, 128 Field Art., (undergrad. ' 18) Tuit, John Blair, U. S. Engineers, . . E. F. in Fianciv (undergraduate, class 1920). Taylor, Clara, V. W. C. A. work in Samara, Russia, (here 19115 ). Taylor, Elmer . ., U. S. S. Commodore, Chicago, 111. Teague, Koland J., 309th Engineers. Camp Zachary Tayloi-, Louis -ille. K Tenney, Kalph. 1st Lieut , ( ). R, ( ' .. Cami Lee, Petershurg. Va.. (here 1904 ). Thayer, Stanley A., Ordnance Dept.. Ordnance Sup- ply Co., Camp ,Tackson, Columhia, S. C., (grad, ' 13) Tuelcer, Samuel, (graduated 1917). Van Cleve, Arthur, Interpreter, linth Field , rtil- leiy, U. S. Army. France, (giaduatcd 1908 ). Van I ' raag, . lex Jr., 2nd Lieut., 331 1st Machine Gun ( ' o.. ( ' amp (Jr.-mt. Itockford. (here ' 14- ' 15). Van I ' raag, Harr.v, Sergeant, I ' eadqrs. Co., 125th U. S. F. A., Camii Cody, N, M,, (here 1910. ' 11). Van Praa- , Sol, Sergeant, Co. 1, R. O. T. C. Chat- tanooga. Tenn.. Military Branch, (here 1910. ' 11). Verner, Everetl 1$., " Washington. D, ( ' .. (undergrad- uali ' . class 11)19). Vertrees, Jesse K., Camp Taylor. Ky., ( undei gi ad- uate, class 1919). Voatw, Jennie .Marguerite, 14th Base Hospital Unit. S.iils soon foT- France, (graduated 1911). Webber, , lbert i.. U. S. Naval Reserve, Chicago, 111., ihcic 1910. ' 13), Wehmhoff, .Merrill, U. S. .Xa al Case Stalion, Co. 57. XorC.lk. Vn. Welsh, Clan le. 30th Engineers, in I ' l-.-ince ilii ' ic ' liil Whitehead. Koy, Di-aftsman. , viation Section (heie 1915. Ki) il ' aient. Geo. Whitc head. northuest of c ' lintiUL ). j Willianisoii. I ere. " , .Xa al Trainin.g .station. Gre;it Lakes. 111.. Veoman School, Barracks ( ' ,, (under- graclu ite, class 1920 ). Mills, Phillip, Sergeant, Houston. Texas, ( amp Lo- gan, (here 1911), Wilson, ;ien, Jefferson Parracks, St. Louis, Mo.. ( under.graduate, class 1919). Wilson, T.yrol, .Vmerican Amhul mce XTnit. . llcn- Town. I ' a.. (undergraduate, cl ss 1019), « ' ise. Forest ;., Co. H, 345th Inf., Camp Pike, Little Itock, ,Vrk,, (undergraduate, class lUlS), Wise, Kalph, Hospital Corps, San Francisco. Trans, Sherman, (here 1911). Wood, Ilarve.v ),, 1st Lieut , 26th EngineeriUir Coips. Camii Dix. .X ..I., (graduated 1912). Woodruff, Eugene, Captain, Engineering Corps, Stale College. Pa., (faculty), Wright, l{aynion l ., Gunner ' s School, Great Lakes N,i al St,(ti(iii. 111.. I undergr.aduate, class 1920). Vakel. Harley. ■ocke. . I ' loyd !,., U. S. MariiK ' s, Oth Kc.g, 9(i Co., (.Ju.dilico, ' a.. (undergraduate, i lass 1919). ' oung, Koger, 2iid UeuL, Geor.gia Trainin.g i ' ;[nip. (graduated 1912). 7i Red Cross Work at Millikin Girls at Millikin have always felt somewhat slighted until this year. There was the subject of girls ' athletics, that has always been rather a sore one with us. Indeed, it used to be that in almost every Decaturian you could find an editorial on girls ' basketball, or hockey, or a plea for that swimming pool that seemed to get farther away instead of nearer. Last spring when war was declared, the excitement made itself felt at Millikin, too, you remember. Many of our men left to enter training, and there was a general feeling of unrest everywhere. The Millikin Battalion was reorganized, and the men began to train, but there seemed nothing sp?cific for the girls to do. We couldn ' t even stand at the windows to watch the men handle those funny wooden guns, for we did feel unpati ' iotic about wasting so much time. Then Red Cross work solved the problem. It all began in April, 1917. Quite a while before any of the other colleges around had shown any interest in Red Cross work, a mass meeting of Millikin girls was called. Mary Fox was elected temporary chairman of the movement, and we all began at once to try to find where each girl could best do her particular bit. Five faculty women and five students made up Millikin ' s first Red Cross Committee, with Nelle Thompson as chairman. First of all, a Red Cross membership drive was made among the faculty and students. Then gradually the classes were gotten under way, two in Home Nursing and two in First Aid. Knitting began to be revived, too. When the university opened in September, the girls came back full of the woik they had been doing in their home organizations, and anxious to make Red Cross at Millikin a worthy expression of our national loyalty. Red Cross work started off with a rush. Four classes were formed, Home Nursing, First Aid, Surgical Dressings, and Knitting, with a capital K. Miss Goss, a nurse from Macon County Hospital, had charge of the Home Nursing class, and the two sections of First Aid were taught by Dr. Benjamin Bachrach and Dr. C. R. .Johnson. Credit was given for successful work in either First Aid or Home Nursing. These classes have continued through the year. The Surgical Dressings class has grown until it has become one of the most interesting at Millikin. It now meets each Monday morning at eight o ' clock, with Mrs, Armstrong and Mrs. Dick as instructors, and Miss Marian McClelland and Miss Marian Wait as assistants. Each girl must have done seventy-two hours of bandrge-making, besides nine double periods of class room work, before she receives her cross and becomes an assistant instructor. She can work out her seventy-two hours at either the university or city Red Cross headquarters. The Knitting class has been under the supervision of Mrs. Roy Whitaker. But the knitters are by no means limited to those in this class. It seemed, last September, that all Millikin girls had suddenly learned to knit. Knitting needles clicked every- where, in the corridors, on the campus, and even at meals. The fashion of a girl ' s knitting-bag was more important than the way she did her hair, and she was above reproach if she could knit both plain and continental. As class-room work grows heavier or lighter, knitting is more or less in evidence in the corridors or on the stairs, but there are always enough brightly-colored knitting-bags in a group of Millikin girls to furnish evidence of Red Cross loyalty. 74 Red Cross Committee, 1917-18 Nelle Thompson, Chairman Miss Mabel Dunlap Mrs. Isabel Machan Dr. Grace Patten Conant Miss Eugenia Allin Miss Margaret Coffin Jennie Long Virginia Sidway Mary Barrows Helen Miller At a Red Cross election held March 28, a vice-chairman, treasurer, and two mem- bers at large were chosen from the students. The committee for 1918-19 Red Cross work is now complete. Chairman Vice-Chairman Secretary Treasurer Members from Faculty Student Members at Large Virginia Sidway Maiy Parkinson Lois Engleman Miss Allin Miss Dunlap Miss Coffin Lorraine Conrad Edna Rybolt 75 Surgical Dressings The class in Surgical Dressings has been working all year; the first semester in practical work under the supervision of Miss Wait, and the second semester taking up the regular class work in dressings. This class work is given by Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Dick, assisted by Misses Wait and McClelland. There are at present 24 enrolled in the class, who, when they have completed the course, passed the examination, and done 72 hours practical work, will be able to supervise the surgical dressings work anywhere. This gives a splendid opening for valuable Red Cross work to the college girl who lives in a small town, or a lai ' ge one, for that matter. The gauze work takes in the making of all the com- presses, strips, wipes, and pads; the muslin work includes the different bandages used to hold the gauze dressings in place. The class is, of course, required to wear the regulation white apron and head dress. Upon completing the course each girl receives a red cross for her apron and head dress, and a wide red band for her sleeve. Although some of the practical work must be done downtown at headquarters, a great deal of it is done in our own laboratory at the Red Cross period. Miss Wait has turned in hun- dreds of compresses and wipes, and the results of this work, which go directly to the hospitals for the use of sui ' geons and nurses upon our own soldiers, are pei ' haps the most valuable any group of women could hope to attain. 7t) Tlie Knitting Class The knitting class was organized in September to meet at the regular Red Cross hour in the Domestic Art reading room. There, under the instruction of Mrs. Roy Whitaker, the girls learned to knit, first with two, and later with four needles. They thoroughly mastered the art of purling, and even became proficient in " heeling off " socks that could be comfortably worn by our soldiers. Regular instruction was un- necessaiy during the second semester, and was discontinued, but the class continues to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for this branch of Red Cross work. Many Millikin girls knit for the Red Cross outside of the class, but report their work to the University Red Cross Committee. The last report of the committee, made the first of April, gave the number of knitted articles made by Millikin girls, and sent in either privately or through the committee, as follows: Sweaters — 97. Helmets— 10. Trench caps — 2. Socks — 2.3 pairs. Wristlets — 36 paii ' S. Eight inch squares — 27. 77 6 V Home Nursing Classes Instruction in nursing is one of the divisions of the Red Cross work which is being done at Millikin. For the past year, there have been two classes in nursing each semester, with an enrolhiient of twenty i n each. Miss Goss, a member of the staff of the Macon County Hospital, has been the instructor of these classes, and to her we feel greatly indebted. The first few lessons were in the form of lectures, but for the last six, the girls went out to the hospital for practical work and demonstration. Following the course, the girls are required to take the regular Red Cross exam- ination, in order to obtain their certificates and their university credit. The First Aid classes have been popular at Millikin this year, and the limit of twenty members to each class has been easily reached. All of the girls are now capable of wielding a roll of bandage into a neat reverse, and eagerly prescribe remedies for all known ills. Through the assistance of Dr. Johnston and Dr. Bachrach, we have mastered all the phases of the triangular bandage; we can attack a broken leg or an arterial hemorrhage without losing our heads. We are well versed in tactics of warfare against mosquitoes, snakes, bees, poison ivy, and even mad dogs. We have imagined all the gory details incident to a street car and automobile collision, and have applied First .A.id to all the injured. We have learned to fix small brother ' s bloody nose, and big brother ' s baseball fingeis, and feel able to dress all cuts or burns we ourselves may receive in our attempts, during the summer, to be patriotic and conserve. In this way we hope to help here at home. We feel that our First Aid work has given us a new outlook, and that it means for us only a beginning in the work of service. 78 I Tri-Colle iate Debate The question for Tri-Collegiate Debate this year was one of rather more than usual popular interest, " Resolved, that food control by the United States should be permanent. " The affirmative team, Louise Foster, William Hayes, and Paul Moore, lost to Eureka at Millikin. Our negative team, Corwin Querrey, Thomas Wright, and John Mann, defeated Wesleyan ' s affirmative at Wesleyan. 80 I lie Brown DeLate An unusually large nv.mber of men tried out for the Brown Debate, with the result that William Hayes, Russell McDoncild, Kenneth Manning, and Wesley Stei ' nberg were chosen. The question debated was, " Resolved, that the government of the United States should exercise permanent control over the food industry. " The decision of the judges was for the affirmative, with William Hayes winner of the prize of $25, and Russell McDonald in second place. BrownlDack Sliort Storij Contest For the second time Marguerite Shafer won first place in the Brownback Short Story Contest, in which a prize of $25 is awarded for the best short story. Marguerite Shafer ' s story was " An Old Quaker Tale; " " The Last Defense, " written by Margaret Honeywell, ranked second. SI Tlie Life of ArtliLii ' NiedemieLjer — A Millikin Tradition Arthur Niedermeyer. a Millikin graduate of the class or iai2. died while in training at San Antonio, Texas, January 22. This address was gvien by Professor W. .J. Risley at the Niedermeyer memorial chapel service held Ja.nuary 2(i. We have asked Professor Risley to give his though this form as a permanent lecord of luii newest Millikin tradition. Arthur W. Niedermeyer came to Millikin in 1908 and graduated with his class in 1912. I was privileged to have him as a student during his Junior and Senior years. He majored in mathematics and, as theses were then required, I came into more than ordinarily close mental contact with him. From those of his teacher, my relations with him developed to those more intimate relations of his man friend, his sponsor, confidant, and adviser, and it is largely from these latter points of view that I am privileged to speak of him to you today. Niedermeyer came to Millikin during the early, formative period of her life, when she had no well-developed traditions, when many of these were being initiated, and he took an active constructive part in founding and developing them and in the moulding of student sentiment and methods of expression. Niedermeyer was one of an illustrious line of Decaturian editors. It was his board that undertook for the first time the issuance of the weekly Decaturian and, though the scheme did not survive, it was a distinctly forward step and failed through no lack of capacity or faithfulness on their part. Last night I spent three delightful hours refreshing my acquaintance with him by going over his thesis and especially his Decaturian. The editorials and many articles of this Decaturian speak out the positive type of man he was, they reflect his positive Christianity, his grasp of and active participation in collegiate affairs, his hopes and aspirations for Alma Mater to be. I would that many of you mght spend an hour or two reading about those problems of his day that you might get a touch of his vision, of his habits of mind and action. I have a copy of my letter recommending Niedermeyer ' s appointment as super- intendent of schools in a town which usually sought a state university man for that position. I set this young man quite a job to fulfill my predictions of him; then I told him what I had written, what the university expected of him in specialized pre- paration and accomplishment. He made the special preparation, took the position, and moi ' e than made good my recommendation. He became one of the entering wedges in administrative work by Millikin representatives, and upon his type to a large extent has rested the good educational name of our university among secondary schools. He chose a large piece of work, then brought to it ample preparation, a broad vision, a positive Christian character, a sympathetic open mind, a willingness to work, and a determination to advance. To us from him and due to his influence have come many students who have caught something of his spii ' it, his vision, his clean cut habits of living and thinking. These will cause his influence to go on and on, and must be a part of his reward for service and of ours for the opportunity we had of helping form his ideals and direct the channels of his activities. Niedermeyer ' s plans for the future have for seveial years contemplated graduate courses in educational administration and mathematics. For its broader opportunities for service and influence, mathematics gladly yields to administration one of her best minds. When our war situation became acute and the government announced that the opportunity for choice of service would close December 15 last, Niedermeyer, who had planned to enter the service at the end of the school year, resigned his position and enlisted. At Jefferson Barracks in the line of duty he contracted the cold that brought about his untimely death. He died as he had lived, in service, doing his best as God permitted him the light to see and the strength and grace to do. As I looked upon him that last time, I could but think how typically Niedermeyer. Clothed in the uniform of his country ' s service, his strong yet placid face bespeaking character and repose, his hands crossed over his breast and clasping a New Testament, a Christian soldier gone to his early I ' est and rich reward. What an honor his star there in that field of I ' ed is to that, our service flag, Millikin ' s flag of heroic men and women, each ready and willing to make the supreme sacrifice! President Taylor, members of the faculty, students of the university, I present to you this man, his hopes, his vision, his idealism, his practical Christianity, his life, his service, his death and hs reward, — as a Millikin tradition. This man of large and ever increasing capacity, whose performance approached his capacity as a limit, and whose efficiency approximated unity. How proud we are that, being called upon to contribute him to our country ' s cause, he was so much and meant so much, and had such possibilities that our contribution was privileged to be so great! —W. J. Rislcij. 82 ORGANIZATIONS DECATUKIAN -PHILO JTUDENT COUNCIL GIKW GLEE. CLljB MILIIKIN MAJQUE MENJ GLEE CLUB YMCA CAblNETcfi D MEJ ' TIC E(§NOMY YWCA CABINET J5 CURKENT TOnCJJS KATFA • CAMP-fIRE Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 1917 18 OFFICERS President Frieda M. Smith Vice-Presideyit Margaret Cloyd c , - Mary Fox Secretary y Treasurer , Grace Boyd COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN Memhci ship and Conference Religious Meetings ■IP -I 7 Missions Educational • •, , Bible Finance Social Social Service Student Volunteer Freshmen Commission Margaret Cloyd Helen Miller " Rliriam Hei-ron Helen Bean Nelle Thompson Mary Bariows Elizabeth Knight Gertrude Guller Youn VV omen s Cliristian Association OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Affiliated with the World ' s Young Women ' s Christian Association The purpose of this Association shall be to unite the women students in connnon loyalty to Jesus Christ, bringing them to accept Him as their personal Saviour, build- ing them up in the knowledge of Christ through Bible study and Christian service, and enlisting their co-operation with the Christian church and with other religious work in the institution. 85 Y. M. C A. Cabinet, 1917 18 OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer J. Russell McDonald Glen Wilson Wilfred Miller Frederick Kuny Wilfred Miller COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN Social Program Study Class Missions Finance Membership Joe Moore Halvor Leek Preston McClelland Floyd Brenner Wilfred Miller I C. C. Cox I Roy Lindquist I Clinton File 86 San amaii Camp Fire Guardian Faculty Adviser Mrs. N. G. Wann Miss Eda Tenison MEMBERS Fern Kaufrman Louise Foster Grace Boyd Mii iarn Herron Mary Esther Parkinson Ruth Osmanson Ruth Wilkin Helen Naber Camilla Laws Zua Hazzard Lucy Whitsel Violet Bean Marjorie Sanborn Elsie Miller Esther Finley 87 Student Council OFFICERS President Glen B. Wilson Vice-Pi ' esident Frieda Smith Secretary Fern Kauffman Treasurer Clarence Cox MEMBERS Senior Class JvMior Class Sophomore Class Freshman Class Academy Y. W. C. A. Y. M. C. A. Dccaturian C. C. Cox Fern Kauffman Corwin Querrey Paul Moore Mildred Neeld Glen Wilson Howard Potter Helene Paiker George Hayes Paul Tippett Lorraine Conrad Jean Clark Frieda Smith Russell McDonald Halvor Leek 88 Student Council OFFICERS n • , , Glen Wilson President ] . . .. p Querrey Vice President Frieda Smith Secretary Fern Kauffman Treasurer C. C. Cox STANDING COMMITTEES Interclass Athletics Paul Moore C. C. Cox Mildred Neeld George Hayes Paul Tippett Literary Co7itests Halvor Leek Russell McDonald Helene Parker Relations C. C. Cox Frieda Smith Halvor Leek Music and De nionstratiuns Corwin Querrey C. C. Cox Fern Kauffman Howard Potter Lorraine Conrad Finance and I niprovenicnts Russell McDonald Frieda Smith Jean Harris 89 Girls ' Glee Club OFFICERS President- Secretary Treasurer Business Manager Vera Schien I Bess Horton 1 ljucy Mac Wherter Mildred Brown Grace Clair 90 Pianist Director First Sopranos Helen Grossman Bernice Verner Stella Phillips Elizabeth Cope Ora Walraven Alice Thompson Evelyn Wait Rae McFarlan Elizabeth Rule Mary Cosart Faerie Hudson Lucy MacWherter First Altos Bess Horton Ina Goltra Blanche Mosey Ethel Watkins Edna Shelby Mary Hazzaid Verneta Hungate Mary Muir Miss Fredarieka Green Gladys Orr Second Soprn)ios Grace Clair Selma Wasson Dorcas Kirk Caroline Bean Jessie Johnston Jewell Harris Frances Maloney Pauline Jones Drothy Drennan - Beulah Evans Mary Keith Doris McMahon Second Altos Vera Schien Vera Lee Mildred Brown Florence Flynn 91 Ni r M ens Glee Club OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Business Manager Assistant Business Manager Librarian Preston McClelland Donald Hudson Howard Potter William Hayes Kenneth Pound Clinton File Floyd Brenner 92 Director W. B. Olds PERSONNEL First Tenors Howard Potter Leland Rubottom Harry Cannon Lester Pearce Second Tenors Clinton File Don Smith George Hayes William Hayes Kenneth Pound Cecil Abrams Baritones Preston McClelland Donald Hudson Byron Smith Leonard Shurtz Wesley Sternberg Kenneth Wilson Basses Floyd Bi-enner Robert Myers Paul Tippett Lyle Downey Reader Clinton File ' Cellist Lyle Downey Aceoni panist Rolland Kiel as Current Topics Club OFFICERS First Semester Mary Esther Parkinson Ruth Osmanson Elsie Miller Julia Tilton President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester President Katharine Hilti Vice-President Helen Ingersoll Secretanj (uid Treasurer Elsie Miller 94 Millikiii Masque President Vice-President Secretarij Treasurer OFFICERS First Semester Mary Grant Louise Foster Lorena Gordon Catheiine Maloney Second Semester Elsie Miller Mary Grady Freda Douthit Vera Lee The Dramatic Art Club reorganized this year under the name of Millikin Masque. During the year the following short plays have been given: " How the Colonel Pro- posed, " " Up to Freddie, " " Who ' s Who, or All in a Fog, " and " The Obstinate Family. " Besides the plays, programs were given dealing with the opera. Dr. Conant talked on " The Irish Drama; " Professor Lahr discussed " The Lighting of the Stage; " Professor Warner read " The Melting Pot; " and Mr. Richmond gave selections from Shakespeare ' s plays. 95 Domestic Economt) Club OFFICERS Fi) ' st Semester President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Chairman of [ Program Committee ( Nina Orr Elsie Clark Louise Mueller Ina Goltra Margaret Parrish Second Semester President Vice-President Secretarn Treasurer Treva Marshall Ina Goltra Beulah Kniple Nina Orr 96 Le Cercle Francais Alliance Francaise fondee en 1902 Cercle de L ' Universite de James Millikin i-ecu dans la Federation en 1913 Co nse il cFAdm in is t ration Presideyite Vice-Presidente Secret air e-Tresoriere Mile. Frances Maloney Mile. Margaret Cloyd Mile. Helen G. Miller Les membi ' es sout tous ceux qui sont dans le depai ' tment de franqais de I ' uni- versite. Cette annee Le Cercle Francais oacheta un Bon de Libeite du second emprunt. Ce bon etait vendu et le revenu devote a Mnie. Humann de Paris, pour " Furlough House. " Mme. Humann est une Americaine cjui a donne sa belle maison et ses jardins beaux et spacieux aux soldats Americains. C ' est une place ou nos Sammies peuvent trouver un domicile vraiment Americain quand ils desirent se reposer, a Paris. C ' est avec beaucoup de plaisir que nous f aisons notre part pour le soulagement de nos soldats en France. Tlie Decaturiaii Editor-in-Chief J. Halvor Leek Business Manager Don Montgomeiy Assistant Business Mayiager Karl Blanchard THE STAFF Co-Ed Editorial Aston Hall Social Organizations Religious Activities Athletics Conservatory Scrap Heap Marguerite Shafer S Glen Wilson " Helen Miller Blanche Young Nelle Thompson Wilfred S. Miller Floyd Brenner William F. Hayes Jessie Weiler Howard Potter 98 Tlie Millidek Board, 1918 Editor-in-Chief Business Manager Associate and College Happenings Assistant Business Manage? ' Athletics Class and Organization Red Cross Battalion Art Camera Conservator u Calendar Literary Joke Faculty Adviser Henrietta S. Graybill Wilfred S. Miller Marguerite Shafer Russell McDonald C. C. Cox ) Nelle Thompson J. Halvor Leek Sabra Wilhoit Ruby Sundell Eugenia Graves j Lorena Goidon i Miriam Herron Esther Stamets Helen G. Miller Clinton File ) Arminda A. Jones ( Glen Wilson f Margaret M. Cloyd 1 Mary Redmon Miss Bonnie R. Blackburn 99 Pliiloniatliean LitemrLj SocieUj President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Marshals Critics Chaplain OFFICERS First Semester Paul Moore Mary Esther Parkinson Vera Lee Halvor Leek Lawrence Fritz i Henrietta Bradshaw I Helen Machan Donald Gibbs " Edward Morris Second Semester Lawrence Fritz Henrietta Bradshaw Violet Bean Paul Moore Chester Haas Edna Rybolt Glenn Sobei- Donald Gibbs 10(1 102 Si nia Alplia Epsilon Founded at University of Alabama, March 9, 1856 Chapters, 85 Alumni Associations, 45 Flower — Violet FACULTY ADVISER Professor W. J. Risley 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. Van Deventer J. Howard Baldwin Foriest R. McCown Jesse L. Sanders Dean G. Curry -J. Paul Turner Karl Madden Harry Can non Robert Barracks Leonard Saalwaechter Lloyd Doyle SENIORS JUNIORS SOPHOMORES Thomas C. Scott William H. Groves Guy Cottle Solomon Wickard FRESHMEN Leonard Shurtz Cecil Travis Lawrence Anderson PLEDGES Louis Stitt Lloyd Dickinson Ora Seward Austin K. Gilroy James S. Cussins Thornton H. McElvain Donald B. Miller John J. MacRoberts George Moffett Richard McCarthy " take possession of man ' s mind and deed. " — Sabra Wilhoit. 103 104 Tau Kappa Epsilon Founded at Illinois Wesleyan, 1899 Beta Chapter established April 17, 1909 Lowell Gill Paul Moore Wilfred Miller William M. Merrill William F. Hayes Ralph Jackson Ronald Graham Eber Spence Lawrence Fritz FACULTY ADVISER Dr. A. A. Tyler PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. Max von Lewen Swarthout Rev. and Mrs. Chester Ezekiel Jenney SENIORS .JUNIORS J. Wesley Sternberg -John B. Edwards Glen B. Wilson Kenneth K. Pound SOPHOMORES Thomas Wright Howard Potter George M. Hayes FRESHMEN Arthur Bacon Richard Walker J. Irwin Smith Earle Roberts Corwin Querrey Maxey M. Sugg Halvor Leek Everett Verner Curtis Pulliam Floyd Brenner Donald Hudson J. Leland Rubottom Donald Gibbs 105 106 Kappa Delta Clii Established April 23, 1904 Colors — Orange and Blue Flmver — Pink Carnation Mr. and Mrs Mr. and Mrs. Horace McDavid Mr. and Mrs. Foriest File Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Lyon FACULTY ADVISER Professor Lorell M. Cole ALUMNI PATRONS AND PATRONESSES arleton Mattes Mr. and Mrs. George Byrne Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Colby Mr. and Mrs. Amstead Staley Clarence C. Cox Joseph Moore Robert Murphy Lawience Rotz Paul Tippett I awrence Hamilton Roy Adkins Hubert Robertson Charles Whitfield NINETEEN HUNDRED EIGHTEEN .James Russell McDonald NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETEEN Clinton M. File Bernard Patterson Donald Montgomery NINETEEN HUNDRED TWENTY Preston McClelland Sidney Gepford Robert Myers John MacWherter Carl Blanchaid NINETEEN HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE Randolph Young Wayne Gill John Mann Kirby Smith Kenneth Wilson Darrell Hamilton Alvin Williams Benjamin Lear George Williamson " This life IS iiiosl jolly. " 107 Pi Beta Plii Illinois Eta established March 29, 1912 Founded at Monmouth College, 1867 Colors — Wine and Blue Flower — Carnation FACULTY ADVISER Professor Luthei ' Henderson 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. W. W. Smith Miss Grace Patten Conant Margaret Cloyd Ruth Davidson Florence Bui-ner .Jessie Thistle Lois Engleman Helen Lichtenberger j Iargai-et Gibson SISTER IN THE FACULTY Lelah Bell Davis SENIORS Marguerite Shafer JUNIORS Virginia Sidway SOPHOMORES Lucile Hull Dorothy Traver FRESHMEN Jewell Harris Frances Kuny PLEDGES Ora Walraven Helen Waddell Miriam Herron Eess McClure Maiy Finn Doris McMahan Marian Wait Mary McRoberts " A fc ' r l.r ' .ili ' , II :::r.(! I.ritl ' to hi ' . " — MARGUERITE SlIAFER. 109 Alplia Ciii Omega Founded at DePauw University, 1885 Upsilon Chapter installed May 9, 1913 Active Chapters, 24 Alumnae Chapters, 13 Colors — Scarlet and Olive Green Flotrer — Red Carnation FACULTY ADVISER Dr. W. W. Smith PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Miss Ada Lindsay Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Robinson Mr. and Mi s. E. P. Irving Mabel Hays Mary Barrows Grace Clair Mildred Brown Mary Grady Geneva Gregory Mary Humma Jessie Johnston Laura Whitman SENIORS I ' rieda Smith .JUNIORS Mary Grant Gertrude Guller SOPHOMORES Fern Harper P ' rances Maloney Rae MacFailan FRESHMEN Helen Machan Catherine Maloney PLEDGES Sabra Wilhoit Allie Pinnell Mary Redmon Louise Mueller Helene Parker Mildred Wiley Cleonne Phillips " He n ' Jio finds Inve, finds all. " — Cecil Travis. HI Delta Delta Delta Founded Boston University, 1888 Delta Epsilon Chapter established May 25, 1912 FACULTY ADVISER Dr. Grace Patten Conant PATRONESSES Mrs. H. I. Baldwin Mrs. .J. D. Moore Mrs. Mrs. Davida McCaslin Nelle Thompson Lois Todd Lois Graves Euth Cade Louise Bales Henrietta Bradshaw Edwina Hall SISTERS IN FACULTY Eda ieniion Bonnie Blackburn SENIORS JUNIORS M ' Liss Davidson SOPHOMORES Mary Parkinson Julia Tilton FRESHMEN Elton Kinahan Beatrice Atlass Korma r lescliti Maurine Mader J. W. Osgood C. E. Dawson Eloise Jacobs Bernice Richard Eugenia Graves Agnes Girton Elizabeth Channon Gladys North Marie Fonner Pauline Lillich 114 Zeta Tau Alplia Founded at Farmville, Colors — Blue and Gray Mr. and Mrs. T. -J. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lucie MacWherter Fern Kauffman Mildred Neeld Violet Mattes Virginia, 1898 Tau Chapter established October 26, 1912 Flower— White Violet FACULTY ADVISER Dean .John C. Hessler PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Prentice Mr. and Mrs. E. P. .Johnson Baldwin Mrs. E. A. Gastman Harriet Price Lucile Shirey Adeline Mattes Anna Elliott Mildred Mathes SENIORS Louise Foster Henrietta S. Graybill Arminda A. Jones JUNIORS Lorena Gordon Ruth Miller SOPHOMORES Constance Pulver Treva Marshall FRESHMEN Hazelbelle Shirey Marjorie Ingersoll Helen Ingersoll Helen Miller Esther Stamets Pauline Stone Eula Nettleton Niia Cowen Vera Clayton Clara Smith " There ' s sotiielhimj ahoiit a innforiii. " — LuciLE Siiirey. 115 Pi Mil Tlieta Senior Sorority FACULTY ADVISER Dr. Grace Patten Conant MEMBERS Carolyn Bean Grace Boyd Maigai et Cloyd Louise Foster Henrietta Graybill Olive Handshy Mabel Hays Bess Horton Arminda Jones Fern KautTman Lncie MacWherter Elsie Miller Helen G. Miller Beulah Pelton Bernice Richard Grace Riley Marguerite Shafer Frieda Smith Esther Stamets Ruby Sundell Nelle Thompson Helen Waddell Sabra Wilhoit Ruth Wilkin Blanche Young " We are made perfect through correction. " 117 Paiiliellenic Association, 1917-1 8 OFFICERS President Nelle E. Thompson Vice-President Lucie MacWherter Secretary Sabra Wilhoit Treasurer Marguerite Shafer Alalia Chi Omega Marv Rednion Sabra Wilhoit Pi Beta Pin irginia Sidvvay Marguerite Shafer MEMBERS Delta Delta Delta Nelle Thompson Ruth Cade Zeta Tail Alpha Lucie MacWherter Helen Miller The Panhellenic Association was formed to bring- Millikin sorority women closer together. It promotes a fraternal spirit during rushing season by the observance of i-ushing rules drawn up by the Association. It also gives each year as an encourage- ment to scholarship, a banquet to the two women from each class and one from each sorority who maintain the highest averages for the first semester ' s woi ' k. lis J ATHLLTIC5 A T H L E T I C S Atliletics at J. M. U. The athletic teams of Millikin have been exceptionally strong during the year beginning April 1, 1917, and closing April 1, 1918. It is true that the great war has taken most of the athletes. No less than thirty of Millikin ' s athletes have joined the various branches of Uncle Sam ' s service, and six are at the present time on the battle lines in France. But freshmen h ave filled up the vacancies in Millikin ' s athletic ranks with great credit to themselves and to the university. Millikin was one of the only two colleges in Illinois to maintain a baseball team to the end of the playing season. The team won four and lost four, and ranked second on its record. Eight games were cancelled by other colleges. The tennis team marched straight thru the season, winning every match played with Conference teams, and losing only one set during the season, that being to the Rose Polytechnic team of Terre Haute. With fifteen men left from the Confei ' cnce Champion Track Team of 1916 and the addition of eleven new high school stars, the piospects for another track champion- ship were the brightest the university has ever had. Meets were scheduled with Illinois college, Illinois Normal, Illinois Wesleyan, Knox, and Wabash college, but each one was cancelled when war broke out. The annual I. I. A. A. meet was also called off, leaving us with no chance to try out our material. The football team had seven men left over from the Championship team of 1916. With this nucleus, and a scrappy squad of twenty-five men who fought thruout the season. Captain McCown led his bunch thru to second place honors. The only defeat was at the hands of Lombard, who caught us when Cox, Gepford, Ward and Lear were on the sidelines unable to play on account of injuries. The difference m the 7 to 6 score represents the difference between first and second place in the Conference. The Basketball team was weak in veteran material, as only one substitute was left over from the splendid team of the previous year. In consequence, half the season was spent in finding the best men for the positions out of an unusually weak squad of material. However, at mid-season their real strength was realized, and the season ended with eight wins and six losses in the Conference schedule. The team finished an easy third place in the state tournament held at Peoria. Gill, a freshman, was the unanimous choice of the " Little 19 " coaches for " All Conference " center. In this first year of the war, in which all colleges have lost so much of their material, Millikin has fared unusually well, winning thirty matches in ail sports, and losing only twelve. 120 Millikin (. ' aptains Millikin Athletic Board oi Control President Treasm-er Secretarii Dr. Meek Coach Wann Professor Cole Corwin Querrey Dr. Hessler Don Montgomery Football Manager Basketball Manager Track Manager Tennis Manager Bernard Patterson George Hayes Ora Seward Robert Lamb ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION President V ice-Presideyil Secretary .Jce Moore Co ' win Querrey Clinton File 121 5 Football i earn L. End L. Tackle L. Guard Center ' H. Guard R. Tackle R. End Quarterbacks L. Half Full R. Half McCown Ward, Moifett Graham, Lueth F. Long Adkins G. Hayes, Flabb Tox. Lear J. MacWherter, Abrams Dicker son, H. Long Gepford, Baldwin Lj.num, Anderson 122 FOOTBALL SCORES Miliikin 33; Millikin 20; Miliikin 39; Millikin 6; Millikin..... 59; Millikin 56; Millikin..... 26; Millikin 56; Total Points Scoi-ed..355 ; Butler 0 Normal 3 Bradley 0 Lombard 7 Eureka 7 Illinois College 7 Wesleyan 6 Charleston 0 30 FOOTBALL IN PAST YEARS Won Lost Tied 1903 O O o 1904 5 3 1905 6 2 1906 5 2 1907 3 4 1 1908 3 5 1909 5 2 1 1910 4 4 1911 7 2 1912 3 5 1913 4 3 1914 4 3 1 1915 4 1 O •J 1916 8 0 1 1917 7 1 Total 71 40 7 Percent 61 33 6 123 McCOWN, Captain In this, Fiosty ' s thii ' d year at end for Millikin, he gave his very best for tlie team; always a hard worker, he set an example for his team mates to follow. An all state end foi ' two years, a sure tackier, Frosty hits ' em hard and asks no favoi ' s. J. MacWHERTER, Captain-Elect Only a two year man, but was the choice for the all state quarterback position. Cool headed, ciuick thinking, an elusive man with the ball, a better open field runner does not leside in the Conference. FRED LONG A three year man, played " center " position, and ])layed the position as he walks the corridors, swinging, powerful, and ever sure of Freddie. Was the choice of the coaches for the all state center position. LANUM A speedy man, a sure tackier, an elusive man with the ball, which entitles him to an all state position. A man that can be depended upon to gain when others fail. WARD A hard man to get around, a hard fighter, and in the game every minute. A hard worker, never faltering, and always ready to give his best. GRAHAM Graham played a steady game at guard. He was a stone wall on defense, and a very worthy j layer because of his consistent training and teamwork. COX The only four year man on the team, and all state end in previous years, was missing in the lineup part of the season due to a sprained ankle. Chet was one of the speedi- est and sui ' est tacklers in the Conference, and an elusive man with the ball. HAYES, G. Doc, all state tackle, played with his combined weight and speed which made him a " frightful thing " to his opponents. With his two years of college left, he will be a second Catlin. 125 GEPFORD A two year man, fills either the quarter or fullback position with credit to Millikin. Sid, though laid out part of the season, played wonderful ball. ■ ADKINS Eoy came to us from Bement High School, and made good from the start. Beefy, fast, brainy and cool, he played his guai-d position as few freshmen evei ' do. A stone wall on defense and a terror on offense. LUETH Lueth was another freshman who figured in the Millikin lineup. He played a steady hard game at guard and tackle. FLABB Flabb, the heaviest man on the team, was one of the fastest. Playing at tackle, he was often through the opposing line and breaking up the play before it was well under way. 126 CECIL ABRAMS Abrams won his position by good hard fighting. Although his first year, he was used at end and quarter to the advantage of the whole team. HARRY LONG Long was full of fight and speed. With his sprinting ability he was a good ground gainer, especially on wide end runs. ANDERSON Anderson came to us from Rose Polytechnic. Playing at full and half he was re- sponsible for many yards of the Millikin gains foi ' the past season. He was also strong on defense. 12 128 BASKETBALL First learn Basketball Foru-ards Saalwaechter, Young, Anderson, J. Moore Center W. Gill Guards Myers, Gepford BASKETBALL SCORES Mflikin 15; Milni.iii 13; Milukin 21; Millikin 23; Millikin 14; Millikin 18; MilHkin 26; Millikin 19; Millikin 24; Millikin 24: Millikin 19; Millikin 28; Millikin 19; Mi ' likin 25; University of Illinois.... 40 University of Illinois.... 33 Sparks College 17 Sparks College 24 Charleston 36 Wesleyan 36 State Normal 16 Illinois College 20 Eureka 25 Great Lakes Tr. Sch 18 McKendree 15 Bradley 19 Wesleyan 15 Charleston 18 TOURNAMENT GAMES Millikin 19; Millikin 23; Millikin 45; Millikin 19; Millikin 23; MILLIKIN third place in the tournament. Charleston 15 Wesleyan 28 Charleston 32 State Normal 35 Wesleyan 20 129 Second Team Forwards R. McDonald, R. Walker Center P. Moore Guards R. Adkins, J. Harrison SECOND TEAM SCORES Millikin..... 8 Millikin 14 Millikin 18 Millikin 24 Millikin 18 Millikin..... 26 Millikin 15 Millikin 20 Millikin 17 Millikin ?8 Millikin 7 University of Illinois.... 23 University of Illinois.... 12 Sparks College 7 Sparks College 14 Charleston 13 Wesleyan 18 State Normal Ifi Decatur Y. M. C. A 29 Clinton 16 Wesleyan 10 Charleston 17 BASKETBALL IN PAST YEARS 1911.. 1912.. 1913.. 1914.. 1915. 1916. 1917. 1918. Won Lost 13 3 6 4 8 2 8 1 6 4 10 2 13 2 10 9 74 27 Championship Team Championship Team 130 GEPFORD, Captain Captain Gepford, or rather " Sunshine Sid, " led the team with true Millikin spirit. His " Let ' s go, Hank " as he spurred Gill on, led many a rally which put Millikin in the lead. His lightning floor work and accurate basket shooting were the features of all our contests, both here and abroad. All agree that he is about as speedy a player as ever donned a Millikin uniform. MYERS " Fighting Bob " might well be the name applied to Myers, for his work at standing guard showed him to be of ' Varsity stuff well able to take Catlin ' s place in the dangei ' zone. His defensive work all thru the season helped to keep our opponents ' scores low enough to overcome, except in a few instances. SAALWAECHTER Saalwaechter, the Kentucky wonder, carried off the sensational honors of the squad with his remarkable basket shooting from diflicult angles. He covers the floor well, and is a good defensive man. Being out of condition part of the season cut down his playing ability in some of the important games. But in a pinch he could be depended on to drop a few long ones thru the hoop. ANDERSON Anderson, altho a new man this season, came to Millikin with several years experience as a basketball player. He was a heady player at either forward or guard, and made a good man to fill in either position. His best game was at the tournament, when he was responsible for the defeat of our E. I. S. N. rivals by his phenomenal basket shooting. 131 YOUNG Randolph Young, another Decatur High star, joined the team late in the season, and his speed and accurate basket shooting made him an excellent forward and alternate running guaid. We expect great things from him when he has had more practice with the team. JOE MOORE Joe Moore at forward experienced an erratic season. Quite a bit of the time he was wild, but when he was in form his opponents could not stop him. He was a good passer and fast on the floor, with an ability to break up the opponents ' passwork which is good basketball playing. We expect to see more of him next year. W. GILL Wayne Gill, altho a freshman on the team, upheld Millikin ' s record of always having the best center in the Conference by taking the all state center position at the tourna- ment. His height made team work easy on the offensive, and he had an eye for the basket which kept the scorer marking up two points for Millikin at regular intervals. He will be a good man to build the team around in future years. PAUL MOORE Paul Moore, alias " Tufl ' y, " played a great game at center on the second team and as substitute on the ' Varsity. He was high scorer of the squad for the season. His ability to hit the basket when covered brought many a cheer from the bleachers. With such a record behind him we expect to see him star on the ' Varsity next yeai-. 132 BASE U A L L THE TEAM Catchers Querrey, F. Long Pitchers R. Reeter, G. Hayes First Base F. Sherman Seco nd Base R. Cannon. H. Long Third Base R. Mooi e Short Stop R. Vei-trees, J. MacWherter Center Field Collins Left Field H. Long, Saalwaechter Right Field J. MacWhei-ter BASEBALL SCORES Millikin 10 Millikin 9 Millikin 5 Millikin 5 Millikin 3 Millikin 3 Millikin 3 Millikin 2 Wesleyan 1 State Normal 6 Indiana State Normal.. 0 Charleston 9 Rose Polv. Tech. School 4 Rose Poly Tech. School 2 St. Viator ' s 8 St. Viator ' s 8 BASEBALL IN PAST YEARS Won Lost Won Lost 1904 3 3 1912 10 i 1905 7 2 1913 5 ■) 1906 7 3 1914 9 0 1907 4 4 1915 4 -j 1908 2 4 1916 4 1909 3 4 1917 4 4 1910 1 7 1911 5 4 Total 72 44 13a Querrey Hayes Vertrees R. Cannon Saalwaechtei ' 134 Reeter Harry 1-on Johnson 135 Yell I HUDSON In the contest for yell leader last fall, a careful examination of over fifty throats by Professor G. Y. Warnei ' disclosed the fact lliat the largest cavity in that vicinity was possessed by Donald Hudson, and accordingly he was promoted to a position of honor and responsibility — Millikin yell leader. It is indeed an intellectual treat to watch him work. Caiefully adjusting his nose glasses, he casts his melodious voice to the atmosphere, accompanying it with gestures that would make an artist long for his brush. Donald is doing very nicely in his studies, and is quite i opulai ' with the girls. McClelland There is no doubt but that Millikin would never have made such a sl ow iiig in football, had it not been for the peerless yell leader, Pete McClelland. The sporting managers unanimously agree that the direct cause of Millikin ' s dov nfall against Lombard was the pi ' csence of an obligutus salivigitis on his tongue. 136 TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP RELAY TEAM J. Moore I t Holder.s 137 of Illinois Se-ward One Mile Relay Record [ Cox TRACK TF;. M J Mncire ' I-ee Sewiird Xoiris f utheid l -i ' - ' ' ' Verti-ces Cox J!ill?r 138 1 eiinis TENNIS SCORES Millikin versus Wesleyan Two Sets Singles ' " il ' " Millikin versus Normal Three ' Sets Singles on by Millikin Millikin versus Rose Polyteclmic Doubles Won by Rose Polytechnic Two Sets Singles Won by Millikin Millikin versus Wesleyan Doubles Two Sets Singles One Set Singles Won by Wesleyan 139 I.urie MacWhei-ter Mrs. Louise Park Meyer Chaiiotte Kerncy Tournament 1917 Saturday, May 19th, dawned clear, warm, and bright at Millikin as a perfect setting for the first Inter-Collegiate Tennis Tournament for Women that has ever been held in this part of the United States. An interested crowd gathered to witness this innovation, and the sidelines were full when the first ball was sent across the net at ten o ' clock. Four colleges and universities, Charleston, Bradley, Wesleyan, and Millikin were represented in both singles ;ind doubles, with the exception of Charleston, who sent no singles player. As a whole, the different teams v. ' ere very evenly matched, and each set was a hard fought battle, the wiimers deserving every point they captured. The morning session was opened by Bi-adley and Charleston in doubles, and Wesleyan and Millikin in singles — Bradley having drawn a bye. Charlotte Kerney I ' epresented Millikin in singles. The score for the Charleston-Bradley match was 6-3; 6-1 in favor of Chaileston, and Millikin won from Wesleyan with the score 1-6; 6-3 ; 8-6. The morning session was closed with a doubles match between Wesleyan and Millikin, Wesleyan winning by a sro)-e of 6-3; 7-5. Lucie MacWherter and Mrs. Louise Parks Meyer composed the Millikin team. Millikin and Bradley opened the afternoon session, battling for third and fourth place in doubles, Millikin winning by the score 6-0; 2-6; 8-6. Wesleyan and Charleston then played the finals in doubles with the resultant score of 6-3; 6-1, Wesleyan carrying off the honors and winning first place in the tournament. By far the most hotly contested match of the day was the finals in singles when Millikin defeated Bradley by the score 6-3 ; 6-4. The trophies, small silver loving cups for first and second places in both singles and doubles, were presented to Wcslevan, Charleston, Bradley and Millikin when the final results were announced. DOUBLES SINGLES 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place ...Wesleyan Charleston Millikin Bradley 1st place 2nd place 3rd place . Millikin ...Bradley Wesleyan 140 JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET, 1917 The annual Junior-Senior banquet which was held at the Orlando Hotel on April 14 was quite military in its tone. Being held at the time when the United States was just entering the war, the banquet was de- lightful in its newness and originality. The reception proper was held on the second floor, the officers of the Junior and Senior classes, together with Dr. Rouse and President and Mis. Taylor, making up the line. At just about eight the guests marched down to the palm room, where the banquet was served. Stacked guns stood around the room, and one large liag hung above the heads of the class officers, who sat at one long table at the side. The rest of the tables weie set for eight, each table having as its centerpiece a basket of red carnations and white spray. The tables were lit with blue candles tied with tulle. Special mention should b e given to the place cards, for they were unusually unique and clever. Those for the men were little Red Cross nurses made with egg shell heads and paper caps and neck pieces ; those lor the women were soldier boys with brown paper cocked hats. The toasts, also military, follow : Corwin Querry, toastmaster The Bugle Call ....Russell McDonald Salute Paul Hudson Attention Margaret Cloyd Shoulder Arms Esther Kiick Forward March .....Pres. A. R. Taylor " Star Spangled Banner. " men ' s glee club concert On Thursday, April 19, 1917, the Men ' s Glee Club gave its tenth annual home concert. The club had a very successful year and an unusu- ally large number of engagements. Consequently the audience which gathered for this concert was not disappointed in the program presented. SENIOR PLAY BIG SUCCESS KEEPS CROWD EXCITED TILL LAST (By Special Staff Correspondent) James Millikin Auditorium, April 27. — The senior play. Stop Thief, put on here last night was one ot me cleverest of its kind. It called for an unusually large cast, and the splendid dramatic ability of the senior class was well exhibited by the excellent manner in which all the parts were carried oft. Professor Seldomridge had charge of the coaching of the play and of the selection of the cast ; he deserves crdit for the success- ful presentation. Miss Kerney, the manager, made a very happy choice in Stop Thief . for it was not only modern and popular, but also well suited to the ability of the class. The cast is as follows : Jack Dougan, the thief Clarence Smith Nell, his accomplice Isabel Dawson Wm. Carr Paul Hudson Mrs. Wm. Carr Ada Neidermeyer Joan Carr Eloise Ayers Carolyn Carr. .Henrietta Page Madge Carr ..Esther Kiick James Cluney, Madge ' s fiance Howard Moore Dr. Willoughby Paul Aird Jamison : Harry Shaw Clergyman C. E. Howell Thompson, the detective George Jacobsen 142 SENIOR RECEPTION On May 19, the graduating class of James Millikin gave its farewell reception to the university at the conservatory. The receiving line was formed in the library, and consisted of Mr. Hudson, Miss Kiick, Mrs. A. R. Taylor, Mrs. Lillian Walker, Miss Ayers, Mr. Gastineau, Miss Page, and Mr. Smith. The entertainment of the evening was a college morality play, entitled tverxj student, written by Martha Tucker. The three main parts, Everystudent, Ambition, and Hometraining, were taken by Paul Hudson, Everett Gastineau, and Charles Lee. The characters and setting were certainly true to life, and probably every student saw himself at one time or other in the play. Mr. Lamb as Vulgarity deserves special mention for his blood-curdling devilishness. Miss Bawson as Pleasure was also good. The climax came when Miss Frede, representing Patriotism, ascended the throne before Everystudent. After the play, frozen punch and wafers were served in the library. FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE RECEPTION TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS The high school and acaaemy beniois have come to look forward to the reception given them each fcar by tne Freshmen and Sophomores of Millikin, and this year tney weie not disappointed. The reception was held on May 25 in the un] eisiiy corridors, which wei ' e decorated with spirea. Each guest was labeled with a slip of paper according to the institution he attended. After the geneial reception, the guests were ushered into the auditorium, where a vaudeville penoimance was staged. The acts were the following : Song, in Costume Millikin Quartet Spanish Dance.... Misses Glair and Cole Song K. D. X. Quartet Reading to Music Miss Fox, assisted by Miss Kyde After the " show, " refreshments wcie served at the confectionery down the hall. THE Y. W. C. A. AND Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION (Taken from a Freshman Theme) In answer to the summons given us at chapel, the first Friday evening at Millikin found me clim.bing the steps of the Liberal Arts Hall to the Y. M. and Y. W. reception. Commonly speaking, a Y. M. and Y. W. leception is a large pai Ly staged by both sexes lor the same, if you have nerve enough, you escoit a fair lady — most generally, if you ' re a Fresh- man, you don ' t. You wiggle in somehow and get to the table, where a beaming countenance asks your name; you utter a relieved sigh, and picture a heaven-sent escort who is to introduce you around, and take you (iuwn the line. The coui teiLance bends over, writes out a slip, and rising, pins it on your left side frci.t. You discover that you are labeled with your own name, and, like a ticketed bundle of express, shoved forward into the surge of men and women. Your collar grows soft and your face warm. All the girls have raked out their evening d eescs, made especially to go away to college with, from their trunks, and stand smiling and shin- ing like small new-found stars. A voice booms in your ear; ou jump and turn, warmer than ever, wondering what your next move is. A friendly face grins and inspects your slip. " Brown? My name ' s Miller. " Then while pumping your hand, he mumurs something about " some of the fel- lows, " and before you know what ' s happening, there you are right in the middle of some real guys, talking like an old hand. You meet more fel- lows — and the girls; Miller knows everybody, or soon gets to. You talk U?. NETE about anything you happen to think of ; it doesn ' t seem to matter. They all ask you what you ' re taking and how you like it here and if you aren ' t a JH ' rosh — to all of which you answer that it sure is a fine school and aren ' t ou crazy about the English teacher? Everybody grins and shakes hands witn everybody else. Bye and bye, they give you some sherbet in a glass and after getting pointers, you try to drink some and eat all the wafers you can. Then you go home. Just as you roll into bed, it dawns on you ihat you lor get to go down the line! Well you met everybody in school and had a swell time anyway, you should worry about the line. Just before going to blissful dreamland, you decide that one thing sure, you are going to do like Miller did and see that some guy has a good time next year. And that ' s the Y. M. and Y. W. reception. DECATUR-MILLIKIN DAY Our Decatur-Millikin parade this year was a splendid exhibit of school patriotism; the paraae was headed by the band and battalion with tue students in lorce just Pehmd, and the day was ideal — in our dreams. Sad to say and very unfortunately for Millikin, our Decatur-Millikin day dawned cloudy and rainy, one ol our lamous on days, and the parade had to be called otf. Fate was against us this day, for sure, for Decatur- Millikin day went thru without a herald or a boom. Let us hope fate will be more kmd next year. HOMECOMING, 1917 Homecoming, November 16th and 17th! Were you here? If you weien ' t, you missed the biggest Homecoming yet, and the best time we ' ve had all year. Our Homecoming is becoming more established and more expansive; this year the Freshman-Sophomore scrap was introduced as a part of Homecoming. This contest was held Friday afternoon on the field at 3:30, and was, as usual, a regular scrappy scrap. The Sophs won the day ; the score being 4 to 2 : Sophs Frosh Relay Race , Basketball Tug of War Hockey Ai ' chery Obstacle Race We are glad to note the almost equal share the women now take in the contest with the men ; hockey being introduced in the scrap for the first time this year. The next big Homecoming event was the play, Broicn ' s In Town, and as the Dec put it, " Brown sure was in town. " The play this year, as a step towards putting it in the hands of the Juniors, was put on by both the Junior and Senior classes, and was given to a capacity house. The cast was : Dick Preston. __..Corwin Querrey Abel Preston, his father Clinton File Letty, Dick ' s wife Nelle Thompson Arthur Howard, Dick ' s rival..-.. Russell McDonald Susan Dacre, who knows a thing or two Virginia Sidway Freda von Hollenbeck. a German heiress Elsie Miller Mr. Worth, an English gentleman of leisure _...Don Montgomery Primrose, the ladv cook Grace Boyd Pollock, the gardener Howard Baldwin 144 Homecoming Play 145 The annual Homecoming chapel was held Saturday. Practically all the old grads that were back helped fill the chapel, and our regular tradi- tional responses were gone thru under the direction of President Taylor. After a welcome speech by Dr. Taylor, Chester C:ox, president of the Senior class, presided, and introduced ihe following program: The Football Team and Wesleyan Capt. McCown The Millikin M ...Mis. R. C. Dillavou Decatur ' s Inteiest in Millikin Mr. R. C. Augustine Reminiscences of the Old Days Mr. Plorace McDavid Reading of a Poem in Honor of J. M. U by Mr. A. B. Crosier " Allah Rah " . Glee Club Immediately after chapel we all filed out in front of the old Liberal Arts Hall to form the parade. At the front marched the Millikin Bat- talion of which we were so proud, with its military band. Then came the five Millidek cars, and after them the Red Cioss and other floats. Before we knew it, the Homecoming parade was o er. In the afternoon our team won a gloiious victory from Wesleyan, before packed bleachers. After the game everybody stopped at Aston Hall for the Pi Mu Theta tea. ' Ihe finishing touth to the day came in the shape of an enormous bon-fire on the back campus at eleven o ' clock. Pro- fessor Risley and Leo Giaybill gave brief talks, and then, after circling round the bon-fire several times and giving many big " Rahs " for Millikin, we closed the book of Homecoming for 1917. CAP AND GOWN DAY Decembei 12, the Seniors made their first appearance in caps and gowns. Somehow this year, the war has sobered most all of us, and cap and gown day was an exhibition of this same serious attitude. The long- line of Seniors filed in, passed the students, and took their places on the platform. What shall the war and the fuiure bring to them? We only know that they conducted themselves wicn oe.oming dignity, and managed their sleeves and feet with dexterity. Liicster Cox, class president, made a short talk, and Helen Miller, Pi Mu Tneta president, spoke on " The Proper Attitude Towards Seniors. " Mr. Olds sang " The Legend of the bage-Bush. " SENIOR CLASS PARTIES On November 9, President and Mrs. Taylor entertained the members of the Senior Class at their home on Fairview avenue. Everyone knows what a charming hostess Mrs. Taylor is, and so it was not to be wondered at that the whole Senior class ai)pe.arcd. In the good informal style Seniors were soon sitting around the grate fiie on the floor, playing games, and behaving in the oidinaiy Senior fashion, which is not dignified at all. Soon popcoin and losy apples made their jippeaiance from somewhere, and huge big marshmaliows to be roasted. It was a good thing the Taylois had entertained Seniors before, for those marshmaliows certainly were in demand. Fortunately, the Seniois discovered the hour just in time to save a bit of their dignity by not staying all night. As is the custom, the Seniors held their annual party on Washington ' s birthday, and this year it was given at the home of Marguerite Shafer. The scheme for the entertainment was a series of " Reminiscences, " the different stunts being take-offs on the special events of the four years. The first was the Freshman-Sophomore scrap, presented this time as a knife and bean relay race. The second event was the Freshman-Sopho- 14G Homecoming Pai ade 147 more forensic contest ; this was in the nature of a silent speaking contest for effectiveness. The second event in that contest was a sight singing one of a laundry list to the tune of " John Brown ' s Body. " The third event was the Senior play, " The Making of the American Flag, " and the war was so very realistic that one of the Revolutionary soldiers was almost wounded. The last event was, of course, the best of all, for it was the Junior-Senior banquet, and save for the hatchets in the ice cream, might have been the last course to the real banquet. After all the Reminiscences were over, the Seniors went home to reminiscence over this event. MILLIDEK DAY Millidek Day was January 18 this year. We will not burden you with the details of all the work and prepaiation we made for this day. The result of our efforts was the little skit, " Slackers, " written in imitation of The Gods of tlie Mountains, by Nelle Thompson and Marguerite Shafer. In it was feelingly shown the terrible fate of students who try to avoid buying their own Millideks. The tragedy was somewhat lightened by delicious bits of gossip about students in the audience. Then everybody was given a chance to sign up for the Millidek at the booth just outside the chapel doors. After signing up we were decorated with " Non- Slackers " tags, which said, " Bought My Ov n. Have You? " THE JUNIOR-SENIOR RECEPTION This year, because so many men were leaving the University to register in Uncle Sam ' s curriculum, the Junior reception for the Seniors was held earlier than usual, Thursday evening, January 24th. All flowers and taxis were tabooed, and the women were requested not to dress for- mally, as were the men. Mess was served in Fort Millikin, the grill room of the Orlando, after an informal reception upstairs. Each table was decorated with three candles, red, white and blue, and when it was time for the toast program, these were lighted and the other lights turned off. Those responding to toasts were: The Old Guard .—Chester Cox The Regulars Virginia Sidway The Legion of Honor_. ____ Helen Miller The Home Guard Dr. Tyler The Millikin Legion Dr. Taylor Toast Captain — Paul Moore PANIIELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET The scholarship banquet was held this year in the grill room of the Orlando, February 21. The guests from the classes were the following girls : Senior — Henrietta Graybill, Margaret Cloyd Junior — Gertrude Culler, Mary Barrows Sophomore — Fern Harper, Nira Cowen Freshman — Beatrice Atlass, Helen Machan. The fraternity guests were Henrietta Bradshaw, Geneva Gregory, Louise Foster, and Lois Engleman. Mrs. A. R. Taylor, Mrs. Walker, and Miss Dunlap were honor guests. Miss Nelle Thompson acted as toast- mistress, and introduced the following scheme of toasts: The Door Key — Nira Cowen The Silver Key Gertrude Culler The Gold Key Margaret Cloyd The Master Key.. Miss Dunlap 148 PopulariKj Contests The right of suffrage was certainly never better employed at Millikin than when the best and most intelligent people in IMillikin, in other words those who subscribed for the Millidek, settled a question that has long been bothering us all. Never again, for a year, can we be in doubt as to who is the prettiest girl among all the pretty ones that adorn our campus ; nor need we now fail to point with pride to Millikin ' s example of manly beauty when challenged to produce one. F ' or a year the oft-repeated question of the most popular man will be at rest. The popular gii ' l leaves her record, as popular girls must, in a trail of hearts, broken or otherwise. If neither you nor I appear on these pages, it must be because they didn ' t have our particular kind of a contest. Of course we admire the taste shown in this selection. Our only wish is that we could have had a whole book of pretty and popular people. However, we can ' t all be in at the same time, and Percy, your turn will come next year maybe. Don ' t worry, my dears, because you aren ' t on at all ; the war has changed every- thing, you know. Besides, you never can tell — just look at the newest sparkler at Aston Hall ! 149 ICAL£NDAR April April 1-8 — Spring vacation. April 10— We did it! Millikin, 10; Wesleyan, 1. April 11 — Flag raising at Millikin. Porter Millikin speaks from the table top, to an enthusiastic if somewhat chilled student audience. April 13 — Deep mourning! Millikin has to take down her hard won Wireless Aerial. April 14 — Junior-Senior Banquet. Where are the eggs that grew in those shells? April 19 — Glee Club Home Concert. V April 20 — Tau Kappa Epsilon dance. Alpha Chi Omega comes down with the measles. S ill. " TIic ( atheri)if place of choice spirits. " — COLLEGE Supply Stoke. April 21 — Millikin raises a battalion. One hundred ten men are out for drill; Miss AUin is kept busy prying the girls from the library win- dows. April 26 — Monsieur Buisson speaks in cha- pel, via Dr. Kellogg. Sheepie Lamb, advertising " Stop Thief, " terrifies the visitor. April 27 — Lieutenant Meek speaks in chapel. We become very patriotic, and desire to enlist. April 28 — S. A. E. dance. " I ' ll be sod for iwbodij. " — Elsie Millek. M a LI £r Iota. ' J May 1 — Theta Delta becomes Sigma Alpha May 2 — Illinois Music Teachers ' Association meets at Millikin. Great display of finger-exer- cise books in the corridors. May 3— Delta Delta Delta tea. May 4 — Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. May 7 — Millikin University goes in a body to view " Papa " Joffre and the Blue Devil. It rains. May 8 — Harold McNabb leaves to enter aviation service. May 9 — " Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are C V marching. " ' V ' " ' Charles Leas, Mai shall Hamilton, and Emil ] -fe -Lp. Meyer leave to enter training. V May lO-Faculty tea in honor of departing „. , ., „nv ,;t,wi heroes. Not a hero present. 1 ( ' " Do you still love me? " — TuFFiE MoORE. i:)(5 May 12 — Miss Allin entertains her advanced library students at luncheon. Mr. Dyer reported among those present. Senior party at Hudsons ' . Dr. Hessler is appointed Dean of the University. Leek and Parkhill are to run the Decaturian for the coming year. May 14 — Pi Mu Theta initiation and banquet in the D. S. Hall. Who salted the strawberry ice? May 15 — Alpha Chi Omega installation banquet. May 16 — Blessed news ! We will have our Millideks June 1 — maybe. Formal installation of Sigma Alpha Iota. May 18 — Delta Delta Delta is entertained at a reception by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Osgood. May 19 — Oma Goodson up and marries. Charlotte Kerney wins first place in tennis singles. Senior leception to faculty and students. Ris- ley requests another glass of punch. May 22 — Freshman-Sophomore party for high school seniors. " Running ove?- wiih happiness. " — FRESHMAN Math Class. May 24— Z. T. a. tea. May 26 — Zetas depart for week end visits. Pi Beta Phi entertains Sigma Alpha Iota with a reception cyclone at Mattoon and Charles- ton. May 27 — Dr. Conant is to receive a Phi Beta Kappa key. Congratulations! May 28 — Mattoon and Charleston call for help. IMillikin does her share. May 30— T. K. E. picnic dance. Zetas go to Julia Faith ' s for a shower in honor of Edna Orr. It rained — bucketfuls. May 31 — Miss Conant borrows Miss Allin ' s notebook to cram for Home Nursing exam. Even the faculty do it! " Being good ' s an aicfid lonesome job. " — Halvor Li;ek. June June 1 — Signs of unhappiness appear on students ' faces. June 2 — Exempt-from-examina- tions lists are posted. What a cruel world it is ! June 4 — Exams. June 5 — Worse exams. June 6 — Exams as usual. June 7 — E ' xams. June 8 — Annual Exhibit. June 10 — Baccalaureate Sunday. June 11 — Class Day. The Seniors acquire much sunburn. June 12 — Commencement Day! " Oil, that hcaiitiful boi ! " — Paul Tippett. 159 NINETEr September Sept. 10 — Registration. So not all the men have gone to war! Everything has a committee meeting. Sept. 13 — Football election. Frosty McCown casts the deciding- vote. Sept. 14 — Mr. Briggs of Columbia University discourages us about the war. Dr. Meek tells Prexy that there will be no chapel next Tuesday. Prexy isn ' t convinced. Y. M.-Y. W. reception for the new students. George Paisley ' s social standing hinders his effectiveness as a dish-washer. Sept. 16 — Sorority pins reappear simultaneously. Sept. 17 Rushing begins, with the new date system in operation. Busy times for Central, handling four sororities at once. Sept. 12 — First day of classes. Usual groups of bewildered-looking children. Sept. 11 — More registration. Busy days for S. A. E. and K. D. X. Y. VV. C. A. walk-out and wiener ioast for the new girls. " A hop, a skip, a jump. " — Seniors leaving Chapel. 160 Sept. 18 — Paishing in full swing. lioLiSG porches full to overflowing. Sorority Freshies and Sophs at war. Several beautiful pompadours are lost to the cause. It is rumored that we are to have a class in ' ' i " v. ' ireless telegraphy. Sept. 19 — Recoid breaking attendance at Y. W. C. A. Each sorority brings its rushees. More hair gone. Much auto riding by the light of the harvest moon. Sept. 20 — Senior class meeting. All three men present. Sept. 21 — Delta Delta Delta corn loast for rushees. Prexy speaks of the possibility of a class in telegraphy. Sept. 22 — Rushees, look ahve! Z. T. A. luncheon at Helen Miller ' s. Pi Beta Phi afternoon party at the Fishing Club. Alpha Chi Omega dance at the Elks ' . Bacon goes to the dance in haste, and per- force borrows powder from kind Alpha Chi friends. Sept. 23 — The morning after- ' TiiDe was when I ivas free as air. " — William Hayes. l(;i Sept. 24 — The Red Ci ' oss committee plans a campaign for Millikin. Sept. 25 — Dr. Hessler leads chapel. Everybody is awake when the second bell rings. Dr. Curtis resigns. Next? Sept. 26 — Glee Club tryouts. Freshmen have great difficulty with their scales. Mrs. Beatty tells Millikin women how they may do their bit. Every- body knits. Prexy announces a class in wireless telegraphy. Sept. 27- — First battalion drill. Miss Allin does sentry duty at the library windows. Red Cross classes are organized. Prexy informs Leek and Sugg what their Decaturian policy must be. Pi Phis entertain their rushees with a knitting party on the campus in a Delta Delta Delta car. Some of the poor popular men are noticeably limp after three dances in quick succession. Zeta Tau Alpha dance. Sept. 28 — Pi Beta Phi rushing dance. We are to have a class in wireless telegraphy. Sept. 29 — Alpha Chi Omega luncheon. Delta Delta Delta the dansant. " To be great is to be misunderstood. " — H M R DEC. 162 OctoLer Oct. 2 — No rushing ' . Everybody draws a deep breath. Oct. 3 — Bids out — suspense begins. Prexy announces a chiss in wireless telegraphy. Oct. 4 — Suspense is over. Sororities all find out they did not want any but those they got. - Oct. 5 — Much sisterly affection in the corridors. Idle bystanders get a line on the new pledges. Zetas entertain pledges with a slumber party at the house. Oct. 6— Millikin, 31; Butler, 0. Of course! Oct. 7 — Pi Beta Phi tea at chapter house. Oct. 8 — Miss Allin haunts the five and ten cent stores in quest of knives for the gauze bandage class. Sorority pledge night. Oct. 9 — Red Cross classes go to work. K. D. X. wiener roast at the Fishing Club. ' Little girl, you ' ll do. " — Nira Cowen. 163 Oct. 10 — Prexy makes an eloquent plea for the destitute Armenians. Millikin generously contributes fifty cents. Oct. 12 — T. K. E. open house. Carnations bloom in positively every room. Mattes wiener roast for Zetas. Oct. 13— Millikin, 20; Normal, 3. Chet Cox is injured. K. D. X. dance. Crip Querrey, arrested for speeding, spends a few hours in reflection at the police station. Oct. 16 — Christine Miller gives a concert. Oct. 19 — We become more and more military. Millikin men blossom out in new uniforms. Don ' t they look brave ! Oct. 22 — Pi Mu Theta meets for the first time. ' Those eues sucli mischief promised. " — Olive Handshy. U14 Oct. 25. Buy a Liberty Bond! Classes and clubs hastily try to outdo each other in generosity. Millikin men electing ten most all-round girls are forbidden to sign their ballots. Oct. 26 — Annual Hallowe ' en Masquerade. Mr. Hcover, please notice — v " c didn ' t have refreshments. Oct. 27 — Rain - mud. No Decatur-Millikin Day parade! Every- body is peeved, especially the battalion. Mr. Reed helps out by joining the Student Council. Lombard manages to skid by us on one point! When we had the bset team, too! Oct. 29 — Millikin has taken ten thousand dollars ' worth of Liberty Bonds. We are proud of ourselves. Oct. 31 — Nira Cowen gets to Sophomore English at 7 :20 a. m. " Early to rise, " etc. Mr. Jenney speaks in chapel. Prexy calls time on him., and tells us we are to have a class in wireless telegraphy. " am the verij jjink of courtesy. " — Crip. 165 i November Nov. 2 — Debate: Coach Wann versus C. W. Dyer. Subject: Shall we charge war tax for the game? Dyer Mnns. Dr. Smith lectures on the Galvanized Sugar Trust. Nov. 3 — Millikin wallops Eureka, 59-7. Nov. 5 — Registration for Women ' s Coun- cil of National Defense. Great perplexity over the questions. Would you rather curry a horse or be a blacksmith ' s aid? Nov. 7 — Senator Sherman speaks in chapel on the financial side of the war. Don ' t worry about t ' nat fifty cents in your pocket. We are thinking in terms of billions these days. Homecoming play ticket-sellers are turned loose on the helpless stu- dents. " He sent niuueii home to Ititi [jdi eitis ercru iveek. " — Dean CtRKY. 1G6 Nov. 8 — Y. M. and Y. W. evening- meeting to boost the War Fund. One-armed Jimmy Hart shows us what " going " over " means. Millikin raises over $2,000 for the fund. Nov. 9 — Pi esident and Mrs. Taylor give their annual party for the Seniors. S. A. E. house dance. Nov. 10 — Millikin puts it over Illinois College at Jacksonville. T. K. E. house dance. Nov. 14 — Billy Shellabarger, just returned from ambulance service in France, speaks in chapel. Nov. 16 — Homecoming opens with the annual Freshman-Sophomore scrap. Sophs win. The girls wield hockey sticks viciously. " Brown ' s in Town, " played to a packed house, is a great success. " A great, sweet silence. " — PROFESSOR Risley. - 5 O r 5 oo 6 WAR -FUND 167 Nov. 17 — Homecoming- chapel. From speeches of our truthful alumni we learn that Prexy has been " shooing " students from the corridors since ' 03. Our service flag with its one hundred and sixteen stars is displayed for the first time. Homecoming paiade, headed by our band and battalion, wakes up Decatur. Millikin beats Wesleyan, 26-6. Pi Mu Theta tea at Aston Hall after the g-ame. Homecoming reunion banquets. Bonfire at eleven o ' clock. Nov. 18 — K. D. X. dinner at the Orlando. The chapter raises its War Fund pledge to $400. Nov. 20 — Date for inter-sorority dance announced. Grand corridor rush for dancing men. Who ' ll get whom? Nov. 21 — Mrs. Hessler speaks in chapel on what we should eat. Girls, milk is a complexion beautifier. Nov. 23 — Lauren Shaw, Bliss Irwin, and Chaiies Lee describe their war Y. M. C. A. work, in chapel. Just to make the atmosphere home-like, Prexy calls time on each speaker. Nov. 24 — Arthur Bacon takes a much-needed nap in art appreciation class. The poor boy is just worn out. Nov. 27 — Special announcement! We have a musical number on the cliapel progiam. Gi ' eat excitement prevails. Nov. 29 — Thanksgiving Day. ' And did iiiji ' ct on ilteiii i:tost perniciouslij their KiS little si)is. ' — Prexy. DecemLer Dec. 1 — Lieutenant Perigord and the Millikin service flag receive great applause in chapel. Dec. 3 — S. A. E. ' s buy another box of " Sir Godfrey ' s " for use with Dr. Smith. Dec. 4 — More Millikin men leave to enter service. Our service flag grows. Dec, 5 — J. Ham Lewis in chapel. The pink whiskers and glove atti- tude inspire envy in all Millikin men, but the " class ' 96 " joke is becoming a trifle prehistoric. Dec. 7 — Lieutenant Herbert Hessler speaks to the men. Inter-Sorority dance. The faculty let us stay up until eleven ! Dec. 8 — Football banquet and election. John MacWherter is cap- tain for next year. Dec. 10 — Br-r-r! 11° below. It is rumored that Prexy has gone into the refrigerating business. We can believe it. Basketball — Millikin, 21 ; Sparks, 19. Dec. 11 — Students fail to recognize Professor Lamb in his new suit. " The name on every tongue. " — Virginia Sidway. 169 Dec. 12 — Senior Cap and Gown Day. Ef- fects of the draft are obvious, but the usual weight of dignity is still noticeable — Helen Miller and C. C. Cox speak. Dec. 13 — The Battalion bravely frosts its ears to give our Decatur volunteers a patriotic send-off. Dec. 14 — Orlandian-Philomathean Contest. Philos win. The usual crowd is turned away. Dec. 15 — S. A. I. dance. Curry, Seeley, and Company accompany Miss Sullivan. Dec. 17— Pi Mu Theta initiation. Christmas is coming. Miss Conant leaves for Boston on the usual extended-vacation schedule. Dec. 18 — Announcement day. The corridors glitter with new diamonds and frat pins. Dec. 19 — Everybody leaves for home on an early train. Merry Christmas! " Modest and sweet, the very type of Priseilla. " — Mary Bi nuows. 170 Januartj Jan. 1 — Tom Wright, on a vacation trip, is put off the train at dawning, in bathrobe and slippers. The burning question is, Was She there to meet him? Jan. 2 — Same old grind begins again. Billie Hayes and Jewell Harris stand and watch their train pull out, without recognizing it. They must have been watching the wheels go ' round. Don Hudson lends all his money out at interest, and spends the night on a hard, hard seat in the I. C. station at Centralia. Jan. 3 — Oh boy! Look at the Christmas jewelry! Jan. 8 — Look sweet, Battalion. Your picture will appear in Scrib- ner ' s. Better subscribe now. Jan. 9 — Madame Dupriez tells us about brave little Belgium. Jan. 10 — Millikin University goes coasting on Macon Street hill. " Forbidden spots are the most desirable. " — Stairway Window Seat. 171 Jan. 11 — Some blizzard! " Hardest winter for nigh onto fifty years. " — B. Gosh. The basketball team contrives to be stranded in Bloomington. Jan. 14 — Junior-Senior banquet suddenly postponed. All the Senior men are spending the week-end in Bloomington. Jan. 14 — The basketball team returns rejoicing. The Athletic Asso- ciation reports a heavy deficit. Jan. 16 — Skiing becomes the latest Millikin craze. But watch your step ! Save light ! Save coal ! Save ! Jan. 17- — Oscar Seagle recital. The Panhellenic dance is called off to save coal. Jan. 18 — Scholarship averages are read in chapel. Millidek day. " Slackers " gets the subscriptions, all right. " On one she smiled, and he alone was blest. " — Helene Parker. 172 Jan. 22-26 — Examination week. Did you hear the news? Professor Lamb carried German on — 80! Jan. 24 — Junior-Senior banquet. Turt ' y makes an original toast- master. " President Taylor, thirty seconds! " Jan. 28 — Registration. Jan. 29 — More registration. Henrietta Graybill entertains the Millidek board. Afterwards H. M. and M. R. cruelly neglect to see C. File safely home. Jan. 30 — Chapel memorial service for Arthur Niedermeyer. Mr. Risley gives us a new tradition. Jan. 31 — Great excitement! Dr. Kellogg appears in civilian clothes. Dr. John Dewey gives a lecture at Millikin. Great, if you could stand to listen. " Since it is not useful, it must be ornamental. " — Tower Clock. 173 FeLruarij pel. Feb. 1 — Madame Humann speaks in cha- Millikin beats the Jackies at basketball. Afterwards we have a reception, — apples, doughnuts, and introductions. Mr. Risley de- livers an address on " The Hole in the Doughnut. ' Feb. 2 — S. A. E. pledges skip to class. Louis Stitt goes a fishing on Archie ' s corner. Feb. 3 — Tri Delt cook leaves — in a taxi. Some class ! Feb. 4— J. M. U., 19 ; McKendree, 15. Saalwaechter and Doyle do guard duty in front of Pi Phi and Tri Delt houses. Ruth Muir gives her senior recital. Feb. 5 — Chapel windows closed. Sleeping good. Men ' s Glee Club sings at the Pythian Home. " Sufferance is the badge of all ovr tribe. " — THE Passing Bells. 174 Feb. 6 — Prexy is unable as yet to make a definite announcement about the class in china-painting. We practice La Marseillaise, led by the Faculty Quartet, — Dean Walker, Miss Wood, Prexy, and Mr. Risley. Silence day for Z. T. A. pledges. Feb. 10 — Signs of Spring. Campustry Classes are scheduled. Sabra suggests conservation of light at the Alpha Chi house. Travis approves. Feb. 1 1 — Pi Beta Phi tubbing party. Feb. 13 — Lincoln memorial chapel. Judge Baine speaks. Feb. 14 — St. Valentine ' s Day. Thank goodness, flowers don ' t have to be conserved ! Gallup-Green recital. Feb. 18— Wilna Moffett ' s senior recital. 0 K Whatever she undertakes, that ivill she do we . " — Marjorie Sanborn. 175 Feb. 20 — Millidek popularity contest in full swing. Prexy is unable to decide on the most popular girl. Knudson running strong. Seniors march into chapel on double quick time, and are impelled to skip out. Feb. 21 — Martha Washington tea given by Aston Hall. pel. Panhellenic scholarship banquet. Feb. 22 — Sweaters and letters are awarded at cha- Special Washington address until twelve-thirty; we have a holiday in the afternoon. Class parties. Freshies and Sophs trade refreshments. Feb. 23— K. D. X. annual at the Orlando. Feb. 28 — Godowski concert. Millikin comes in third in the basketball tournament. " To play in time is the politeness of music. " — Senior Processional Pianists. 176 Marck March 1 — That Pi Mu Theta Dec comes out, and receives an un- precedented amount of attention. Panhellenic dance, at which a playlet in four acts is staged. Crip demonstrates the principle of gravity very forcefully in the middle of the floor. He is so much overcome by his feelings that he goes home, leaving the lady to her own devices. Chet Cox to the rescue. March 2-8 — Life becomes a succession of interviews for the editors of the Pi Mu Theta Dec. March 12 — The Battalion in a furious charge captures Dreamland Park. Many of our men are decorated for extreme bravery. No fatali- ties reported. March 13 — Senior class memorial chapel service for Bess Horton, Prexy reminds us that the fortune-teller is in town. Better not go! March 14 — The intra-mural baseball teams are announced after much agitation. March 15 — Mr. Vogel talks on our problems and opportunities in the Orient. " Let me keep a farm and carters. " — Helen Waddell. 177 March 16 — Dr. and Mrs. Hessler entertain the Zetas. Tri Delt Mothers ' Party. Professor Henderson makes a speech in Illiopolis. It takes the ultra- patriots there twenty-five minutes to find an American Hag. March 17 — St. Patrick ' s Day in the morning. March 18 — Marg-aret Searight up — and marries. March 19 — Doctors Meek and Kellogg resign. Next? March 21 — Mrs. Margaret Sea- right Gibson returns from her honey- moon. Noon lunch at Aston Hall is broken up by her appearance. H-BlfE COME5 TH-5 BTilDE March 22 — Mr. McArthur gives a Riley program in chapel. We learn how to cure rheumatiz. March 23— Z. T. A. Mothers ' Party. March 28 — Conservatory Faculty Recital. Alpha Chi Omega tea. March 29 — Indoor track meet. We are requested to sit on the ground floor in the gym. Many Millikin people hear Harry Lauder in Bloomington. Arminda Jones and Fern Kauffman enjoy the specially-arranged cabaret in Clinton. March 30 — Saturday afternoon is Easter vacation. March 31 — The sun begins to rise an hour earlier. We get up every morning now to hear the birdies sing. Z •J s-HorfT FC iounS! " There buds the -promise of celestial worth. " — Arminda Jones. 178 April April 4 — Men ' s Glee Club home concei-t. April 8 — D. M. Swarthout organ recital, April 12 — Senior Class Play. April 13 — K. D. X. dance. April 15 — Florence Willis piano recital. April 18 — Last advertising copy for the Millidek goes in. The bus- iness manager heaves a sigh. April 22 — Max and D. M. Swarthout recital. April 25— Z. T. A. tea. Girls ' Glee Club home concert. April 26 — Senior reception. April 27 — Panhellenic dance. April 29 — Florence Brown ' s violin recital. " Smiling always his countenance. " — C. C. Cox. 179 Maij May 2, 3, and 4 — Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. May 4 — Track meet; Milhkin and Wabash College. May 9— Millikin Club Oratorical Contest. May 10 — President ' s Reception for the Senior Class. May 11 — Zeta Tau Alpha picnic. Pi Beta Phi dance. May 13 — Piano recital, Ruth Brown. May 17 — Sigma Alpha Iota picnic. Sigma Alpha Epsilon dance. May 18 — Tau Kappa Epsilon dance. Delta Delta Delta dance. May 25 — Millikin Masque play. State Track Meet. May 25, and 27-29 — Semester examinations. May 26 — Baccalaureate. May 29— Class Day. Academy Graduation. Conservatory Commencement. May 30 — Exhibition Day. May 31 — College Commencement. Alumni Luncheon. ' When the in finite burden of life descends upon vs. " — Examination Week. 180 JOKES If our Prexy scolds Mr. Risley, Does Mr. Risiey cry? No ; he silences our Prexy With a bright reply. WITNESS : Prexy : " Mr. Risley, you should not open the windows while I am praying. " Mr. Risley : " Oh, but you know. President Taylor, we always keep our windows open while we sleep. " ii: Mabel Hays, giving demonstration in D. S. Lab: " Now, I ' m using almonds, but really any nut is as gocd as another. " Professor Henderson, discussing the barometer: " Of course, there is no pressure upon the mercury on the o.:e side, because there is a vacuum above the mercury. " Rane Bohon: " Did you say there was no air in that vacuum? " (How much we do know, don ' t we?) Agnes Girton: " Well, girls, how will we train the cat to eat the mice? " Paul Moore is a real bright young feller. F ' r instance, at the Junior- Senior banquet, he says this : " Last night Prexy singed his beard as he walked down the street singing ' There ' ll be a hot time in the old town tonight ' . " Freshman : " He spoke in a gooselike voice. " Instructor: " How does a sfoose e-o? " Freshman: " Gobble, gobble, gobb ' c. " Dran Hessler: " By whom was this order signed? " Miss Portwood: " By Head find Tayl-o) ' . " What can be the matter? The knitting instructor speaks thus: " Norma, do you know how to sit up? " !|: Mfivv Irwin, with her arm around Frieda: " I like to hug Frieda, don ' t vou ? She ' s so nice and little. " Frieda: " Why, that ' s iust what your brother said. " After sich an one. ' tis easv to sp the apDropriateness of Sheepie ' s appellation for Halvor and Fried.q. — " that devilish couple. " Whv does Mars-uerite Sh?tfer sav thino-s like this one? It was at a Mi lidek Board meetinor, and the nuestion of handsome men for the Pop- ularity Contest was being discussed. Henrietta Graybill suggested voting for the most beautiful man in the Battalion. Then up spoke Marguerite: " But the most beautiful ones aren ' t in the Battalion! " Well! " Too soon yoxir deeds are knoivn. " — Millidek Board. 182 Clinton File to Wilfred Miller : " Have you seen the submarines on the new dimes? " Wilfred, searching new dime that he pulls out of his pocket: " No, I haven ' t seen any. " Clinton: " Why, that ' s right. They haven ' t come u p yet. " Mary Grant (while giving a very graphic description of a scene in chemistry lecture room) : " Just then Prexy came to the door; and, girls, the room was in the most awful state of corruption. " Don Hudson, to a bunch of rooters who wouldn ' t yell to suit him : " Well, this is a religious institution. If you won ' t yell, you might all stand up and repeat the Twenty-third Psalm. " Laura Whitman to Junior: " You know where the Alpha Chi Omega house is, don ' t you, right across from the campus? " s-i !; We hear that the Tri Delts are still observing rigidly the Sunday and Thursday lightless night schedule. Chapel visitor, as Dr. Kellogg steps forth on platform extending Belgian flag: " Is he the janitor? " Who do you ' spose would receive the most votes in a scandalmongers ' contest? Prof. Risley ' s preferential system would sure have to be in working order. Miss Wood to Freshman: " Have you ever read Romeo and Juliet ' ? " Freshman : " I read Romeo once a long time ago, but I ' ve never read Juliet. " Dr. Kellogg: " Senorita Potter, recite. " Snickers and giggles from class. Dr. Kellogg: " Oh, my mistake. I was thinking of Senorita Parker. " Prexy, to football hero called in his office : " What ' s this I hear about you boys shooting craps? " Football Hero: " Craps! What are they? " Prexy (deeply moved) : " That ' s all right, my boy. You may go. " -i V. Sidway was moved to tears by her own musical efforts. Ruth Davidson comforts her: " Don ' t mind what they say, V. We all cried, too. " Professor Henderson, speaking of men back from training camps: " A whole host of young men from Millikin, — I think it was three — " " He had too high ideals for a farmer. " What? • •-!: Johnnie Mac, in psychology: " You can ' t explain things to girls like you can to fellows. " " With countenance demure, and modest grace. " — Freda Douthit. 183 Them Was tke Palmij Daijs Ladies and Gentleman (if there is one) : Let me present for your disapproval, the weeping willow, or weeping widow, section. [Flourish.] One would never think, to see yon knitting figures of the expectant and searching look (the first from expecting that letter, and the latter from searching for a new man) that last year, smiling and carefree, they walked the campus and sneaked the corridor with a man (a real live one). Yeah! them was the Palmy Days. Who ' s that I see hanging out of that " ' cross from the Libr ' y " window? Why Mary Redmon and " Perce " , of course. Whew! they ' ve disappeared. Prexy must be coming! A car swerves round the drive, cut-out open, and I catch a glimpse of Fritz and Lucy, and Ruth and Mike. Kortkamp and Hazel, Glen and Fern, Mary Barrows and Charles Elemosinary Lee stroll by me unnoticing. But whoa! Here I am looking at the old Bulletin Board, and letting my mind drop a stitch a year long. What ' s this I see on the board? Wanted: Men for Pan Hell Dance. Apply F. E. C. " Mercy on us! Has it come to this? " I ask a fellow spectator. She laughs. " Certainly is. Every man in school that can dance, has a date, — they ' re scarcer ' n platinum. And the dear boys are getting so spoiled, " she added, " that there ' s no living with ' em. Even ditch at the transfer, the dance, or any old place, if they happen to take the notion. " " The wretches! " I gasp. " Oh, no, " says she, " some are real human. I know one man who ' s so vurr ' sym- pathetic, he ' s making the rounds of the school, so that every girl will get a chance to enjoy his delightful personality. Multiply his dates by 100, and divide by the number of girls, and you ' d get about 98 per cent. " I leave her, and go my way, thinking thotfully. My mind hitches back again. Yea, friends — them was the Palmy Days. " The sex is ever to a soldier kind. " — Mary Redmon. 184 185 Lois Godwn: " What is metapsychology ? " Professor Henderson: " Metapsychology ? I don ' t know. " L. G. : " Haven ' t you ever heard of it? " Professor H. : " No, I haven ' t. " L. G. : " Oh, I think it ' s metaphysics. " The psychology class was discussing color and distance. Professor H. : " Why does green appear neai-er than blue. Miss Bean ? " Miss B.: " Well, we ' re used to having an awful lot of green around us. " :!= TAKEN FROM FRESHMAN THEMES I am the only child my parents ever had. While we were eating a child, the son of one of the natives approached. Her large, funnel shaped arms were wielding a broom. There was a continuous stream of tariff past the corner. She was studying a big law-book with one hand, while she munched Hershey ' s with the other. Just as I rounded the mountain crag, I seen a goat. The waiter was clad in coat and apron, but was sheltered behind the palms. When the tea kettle is full of water, it sings. But who wants to be a tea kettle? Professor Warner, to his vocal expression class : " Now put your left foot over your head. " :i: Sheepie Lamb (after a German test) thoughtfully: " If I had known the word for ' child. ' I could have said that ' the child eats, ' if I had known the word for ' eats ' . " Dean Walker ordered a spark-guard for the fire-place at Aston Hall. Dean Hessler suggests installing pome in Millikin corridors. :i= Professor Mills, at end of a controversy with K. Manning: " Well, Mr. Manning, I ' ve been married too lonsr to try to get the last word. " Mr. Mills, in history class: " What are the benefits of machinery. Miss Long? " Miss Long: " Well, — well — " - . Mr. Mills: " Are you suggesting a pump? " Herr Lamb ' s German translations: " The ships ai ' o more than eight miles long — " " Hold on, hold on, — that ' s as far as we go. " When it comes to proper names, why not Molly Cottle? " A woman ' s the enemy of study, and I ' m a student. " — Don Hudson. 186 Millidek Facultij InfantrLj Guessing Contest Guessing contest? Well, yes. Really, though, there needn ' t be much guessing about it. Of course you recognize them ; they have changed so little. No, the guessing is not limited to the faculty. It ' s the infantry themselves who are the faculty. Truly, they are faculty members, — four of Millikin ' s most distinguished intellectual lights. You can fairly see their little faces beaming with the promise of the glorious future that is now their past and present. The most fas cinating stories have come down to us of their respective childhoods, but these stories are not given here. You see, you might get the tales mixed, and attribute them to the wrong infants. Descriptions are given herewith, but as a setting for the picture, and not because you need help in guessing. When you have fully decided on the originals, please do not tell your room-mate or your neighbor in chapel, — it ' s a Secret. If it weren ' t a Secret, we would have printed the names with the pictures. See? Now guess. ' We give advice, but we do not inspire conduct. " — The Faculty. 187 Isn ' t she the softest, sweetest, cooing-est little thing? Look at the dimples in ]:er fat little hands. You wouldn ' t ever suspect her of hanging onto a rod with which to punish any unfortunate student, would you, now? Well, she never did it. There are more rea- sons than one, you know, for a desire to learn the conjugation of Latin and Greek verbs and an appreciation of Eoman art and architec- ture. In some cases the impelling motive might be fear, but in others it ' s love. Doesn ' t she look as if her classes would be of the second kind? " I know all about it. Come here; I ' ll do it for you. " His older brother, wrestling with a problem in compound interest, looked up in amaze- ment. Those were the baby ' s first words; he was just six months old, lacking three days. These words were not by any means his last ones. He talks as rapidly and forcibly as he walks down the hall, and that ' s going some. At the time the picture was taken, he was thinking up a caustic remark to make to the photographer about the discrepancy in the length of the legs of his tripod. He still makes those caustic remarks, too. But wasn ' t he a sweet baby? His hands and his little ankles are so cute, and the embroidered scal- lops very becoming. 4 188 " And now, my son, what does H-LCO + R3MS-0 equal? " said one of the relatives of the ten months old baby in the picture. " It equals, " answered the baby, " H OC- + H-SO . " Even at that tender age, you see, the child was exhibiting the ready intelligence and the scientific accuracy which won for him his Kappa key and his position of honor on the faculty. Even the hair hasn ' t changed. If the man in question were to wear the pictured costume now, you would undoubtedly detect the resemblance between him and the picture without any difficulty. Can ' t you do it, any- way She doesn ' t look as if a thesaurus or 1001 Places to Sell Manuscripts would ever appeal to her, does she? That silky fluff around her head, — well, wouldn ' t you just like to stroke it? You can tell from her cute little nose and kissable mouth that you ' d take great pleasure in seeing the blue of her eyes and the most bewitching dimples at the sides of her mouth. You certainly could tell that even though she should use Roget ' s Thesaurus, bound in limp leather, with red edges, for her daily devotions, she would go a long way from confining her interests to it. 189 CLINTON FILE MATRIMONIAL BUREAU Old maids a specialty. Can ' t you just see Anderson fussed when a girl caught him polishing the windows with an ancient pair of B.V.D. ' s? Mary McRoberts, cordially, to a man in the reception room: " How do you do! " Man, more cordially, rising and extending his hand: " How do you do! " M. McR., horrified: " Oh, you ' re not mine! " Crip has done more than one peculiar thing in his short span of life. For instance, did you ever hear about his shampoo at Aston Hall, one Sunday after a dusty drive? It ' s an interesting tale, especially the search-for-a-towel part. Lucille Hull, at the telephone: " This is Lucille Hull. 1= What? No, H-U-W. " STERNBERG GETS A DATE FOR THE PANHELLENIC (In front of chapel.) Damsel No. 1 : " Why — a, Mr. Sternberg, please wait a minute. Would you like to go to the Panhellenic dance? " Sternberg: " Well, I should say so. Thanks awfully. " (In front of library.) D. No. 2 : " Oh, Mr. Sternberg, we ' re — would you like to go to the Panhellenic dance? " Sternberg: " I ' m sure sorry, but I ' ve already got a date. " (In front of Dr. Conant ' s office.) D. No. 3: " Why, Wesley — about this Panhel. dance, would you like to go? " Sternberg: " Thanks awfully, Helen, but I ' m already going. " (In front of D. A. room.) D. No. 4 : " Say, Wesley, there ' s going to be a Panhellenic dance, and I ' d like to take you. " Sternberg: " Listen here, Geneva; I want to know if this is a frame- up? This is the fourth time I ' ve been asked to your dance in the last five minutes. " Note — Verily I ' m telling you, children; this is truth, not fiction. --f Katherine Malloy, on seeing Prexy go through the hall : " What does that Taylor man do? " Nira Cowen: " He ' s president. " K. M.: " Why, I always thought Dyer was president! " Percy K. : " Well, girls, how are you? " Marguerite Shafer, proudly displaying her knitting: " See, these are my red officer ' s socks. Aren ' t they nice? " He must be an Indian, don ' t you s ' pose? 190 Tke Tilings Tkey Saij " Thirty seconds for an announcement about the china painting class, now. Then we have some of the friends here to tell us some of the things that can ' t be made public. " — Prexy. " Climb aboard now. Get into the game. There are squintillions of things to do, nicht wahr? " — Professor Risley. " Seems to me like as if — " — Gertrude Guller. " Hello, cherub! " — M .s.s " Now, as I was saying to Professor McCaslin, it isn ' t ladylike. No lady — " — Mrs. Walker. " It ' s awfully stylish now. " — Miss C onant. " You will find it very nice, I think. " — Miss Blackburn. " Now then, what word am I thinking about? " — Professor McDermott. " All joking aside, have you read your Spanish lesson five times? " — Dr. Kellogg. " Oh, I feel so thrilled V ' —Miss Davis. " I mean it, now. Well, I do! " — Margaret Cloyd. ' " Well, girls, how do you like the weather? " — Percy. " The diflnculty we have had with regards the very nature of this problem is exactly the self-same question that confronted us dozens of times when I was at Grove City College. A whole host of boys and girls, or, to indicate roughly, the particular individual, has a tendency all along the line, as may well happen, to have an appreciation of the whole matter from this standpoint. In other words, after everything is said and done, that what we have is an instance in this fashion of the whole field of education. Are there any questions, or anything that is not clear? " - — Professor Henderson. " He alone is fortunate ivith women of whom they take no notice. " — Roy Adkins. 191 NINETE. Tliat Bacillus A ain! What is so rare as — a day in June? No, silly, — a real case at Millikin. Was it always thus? No, fair reader, far be it from sich. Why, last year they were thicker than — what shall we say? — plums in a pudding? Remember how Charles and Mary chose the poor little unsuspecting red birds and orioles as their excuse for those continuous, daily, hourly strolls through the Montgomery addition? I even heard of them, that before our songsters flew up from their sunshiny southern homes, they, Mary and Charles, not the birds, discovered hidden beauties in our little house pest, the sparrow. But to be on with the bacillus! Just as our honored (it is whispered among sisters, nosey) Faculty Council has, through conscientious thought and careful decision, i-uled that a college function is not a function unless there be members of both the fair and the otherwise sex present, so it is with cases. The bacillus absolutely will not develop if there be not the same representation. Now, of the fair sex we have a plenty, and what fertile territory for these tiny little case bacilli, too! Never was there a fairer fair sex! No, indeed, we won ' t have you blame our girls. Our crying- need is " Men. " We need ' em badly, but so does Uncle Sam. Who can say that all of us Caseless Ites aren ' t sacrificing something? But again, to be on with the bacillus! It ' s a plucky little rascal, it is. As proof, we have preserved a perfect specimen that has withstood unharmed 24° below the past winter. We are now referring to George and Jessie. View them yourselves, fair readers; don ' t accept our proof alone. And you, George and Jessie, let us shake with you. We ' re sure such strength in a bacillus yet so young denotes a long life. There are others, too, that deserve mention and honor, and to you few select young people we are presenting offices in this, our Case Bacilli Fiaternity. Stand ye, all, and take the solemn oath ever to preserve and keep sacred for us these little bitsy bits, so that we too may enjoy your bliss when our Sammy heroes come mai ching back to us. " Pain of love is sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. " — Cases. 192 Tilings We Sliould. Like to Know Why Helen and Lowell left chapel the morning Prexy asked prospec tive teachers to stay. If there really ever was a class in wireless telegraphy. Whether the cocks crow at midnight by the clock or by the sun. If Sabra and Fuzzy are off. Who is the most popular man in Millikin just before a Panhellenii dance. Why? What a " pleasing personality " is. If Percy has a girl back home. • . What Pi Mu Theta means. . Why we can ' t all be indolent. If our teachers love us. Why we never meet " the friends. " What is the depth of tenderness concealed in " My dear Elsie. " Why Violet Mattes doesn ' t announce it. When Jewell and Billy study or recite. Likewise Jessie and George. " Pensive here I sat alone. " — Mary Webber. 194 Tilings We Know But Won ' t Tell Why Mr. McDermott can ' t talk to girls. How cute Crip will look in his little sailor suit. Why Frieda and Halvor don ' t like each other. How the Senior men arrange the date-book for Senior parties. Whether or not Jewell wears one underneath. If Mr. Warner really knows how to be dashing and to make love. What Helen and Lowell do during chapel time. Whether we want the box " cuter than the ring. " How long thirty seconds can be. Why. What Nelle Thompson really thinks of men. Why War Widows are so cheerful. " His look Drew audience and attention. " — Mr. McClun. 195 Wlio ' s WllO On registration day the Fresiiman glances nervously about and says " Who ' s Who? " Who ' s who on registration day may be Miss Bragg, and it may be Mr. Dyer. Some way or other these two individuals have the faculty of impressing themselves l ather strongly on the susceptible Freshman heart, — and purse. It ' s not hard to tell Who ' s Who at Aston Hall. About eleven o ' clock at night, in the midst of the grandest spread you ever had, is sometimes heard softly but firmly, " Girls, girls, what does this mean? " That ' s who ' s who at Aston Hall, and the scramble for closets indicates that this one is a well known personage. Who ' s who in the J. M. U. corridor? Well — we have several types of individuals equally as important. There ' s the girl who lingeis on the stairway saying a touching farewell to the gallant young man who feels in duty bound to go to Education class. Then there ' s the vi ' oman hater who marches stolidly down the corridor, looking neither to the right nor to the left, and woe be to the girl who dares to venture within shouting distance. If some fair damsel, hard-pressed, slyly approaches him and begs that he attend a Panhellenic dance, he mutters that he hasn ' t time for such frivolity, and hastens on his way. Have you recognized such an individual roaming in the corridors of your Alma Mater? Who ' s who among the faculty? Oh, don ' t vou know? Don ' t vou know the one who gives you X every month in your major subject and refuses to see the education in Campustry? No doubt you have witnessed the pangs. In the fraternity house, who ' s who? Oh — heie ' s the one you all honor and revere. Who is the one who builds the fires, who packs the books, who washes windows and waxes floors, polishes shoes and irons Georgette waists, who skips to classes, guards ' gainst the Germans, and says not a word? Yes — you ' ve guessed. The pledge you all know. Now you all know who ' s who at Millikin. ' He stands erect; martial is Ids air, his farni, his movonent. " — Wilfred Miller. 196 197 Mr. Head left his fourth hour class long enough to go on an errand to the office. He returned at 11:45, to find this note on his desk: Dear Prof : I left at 12:05 to catch my 12:25 interurban to the poor- house. Will make up time as previously agreed. Obligingly, Syd Gepford. Speaking of lovely girls succumbing to their Babylonian instincts, what can one say to the tale of Arminda Jones and Fern Kauffnian cabareting in Clinton, instead of coming right straight back from Bloom- ington? We don ' t have a name plate on our house, because we want to be different. Alpha Chi Omega. -1 " l " Nelle Thompson, almost in tears: " I don ' t care! I told him he had to have it shaved off before he came again. I ' ve stood it just long enough ! " ! _ Professor Henderson : " You are different from me. I am a man. Therefore, you are not a man. " Valid or invalid, Mr. McDonald? " R. McDonald, firmly: " I knoiv it ' s invalid. " Prof. H.: " Mr. Long? " Harry Long, rather timidly: " I ' m just beginning to think it ' s valid. " :| ;}; Wilfred Miller (gazing pensively at Frieda Smith ' s Millidek proof) : " You always have to get up so close to these little girls. " -t Prexy, speaking to prospective teachers: " Now, girls, the best thing for a teacher to do is to fix her attention firmly on one man. " C. File, in extemporaneous speaking, was proving that the casualty rate in the prepent war is not so great as imagined. " In fact, " he said, " there will be more men come back than went. " Mr. Wise tells us that he has been looking for a wife, too. Come, girls, who will help him out? " Had sighed to many, though he loved but one. " — Don Montgomery. 198 A Frank Discussion Editor ' s Note: — Below are given poetical views of certain college institutions, alphabetically arranged. We print these views in the hope that some of our readers may find inspiration and uplift in viewing themselves as others seem to. Any who differ either with or from these sentiments should feel no hesitation in saying so. The name of the poetess is withheld, but it isn ' t what you think it is. KAPPA BELTS Perhaps you have wondered just how we all t ' elt Concerning that frat which is called Kappa Delt. Now, I don ' t believe in this handing out slams, So I ' ll tell you at least, they are innocent lambs. Oh no, they won ' t like it ; they put up a bluff To make people think that they ' re, — well, — getting tough. They ' d like you to think that they ' re popular, too, And the women they ' ve loved are not just a few. That Cox is a man for whom they all fall Was proved to excess at the last Red Cross ball. There were moi-e girls to stop him than you ' d know at all. And ' tis said they chewed gum, and some asked him to call. And his Millikin girl at length, much mortified, Could not pull him away, although often she tried. But Clinton is not such a social success, Though that, I suppose, you could easily guess ; For a man who leaves girls just to catch the last car In the gay social world never gets veiy far. But they ' ve got one good scout, and we hand it to him, Don ' t you think that he ' s worth it, that poor little Tim? For Tippett, the wretch, in daylight, they say Tried to steal from poor Timmy his sweetheart away. And Timmy just took it, the poor little duck, Just hoping, and praying, and trusting to luck. And then there ' s the fellow whose first name is Joe, Who likes to sorority dances to go. He is so disappointed when he is not asked. That if he just dared, why, I think he ' d go masked. And even that Sheepie has worked up a case (He ' s scared you won ' t know it to look at his face) So he speaks of Maroa whenever he can. And with it he hopes you ' ll connect fair Joan. Now you can conclude, from these few things you ' ve read, (They may not be true, but they ' ie what folks have said) Whatever you please, and it matters not what. For the K. D. ' s are really a fair enough lot. " There ' s no art To find the mind ' s construction in the face. " — Mary Parkinson. 199 Tekes Now what would you say of the reverend Tekes, Would you call them good fellows, or out and out freaks? I ' ll give you this tip now, before I say more, (Perhaps you have noticed this fact, though, before) If there ' s one hint of scandal that you ' d like to hear. Or a stray bit of gossip to tickle your ear, You need not go far for this knowledge to seek. Just look down the hall and ask any stray Teke. Don Hudson ' s a sample, — he ' s one of the best, For you surely can see his tongue ' s never at rest. But when you see Crip lordly toward you advance. Why, you think of the time he fell down at the dance ! And it made him so mad he went right straight home With a tear in his eye and a bump on his dome. Then there ' s Lowell Gill; really, what do you think, That boy has at last gone and learned how to wink! And look at his sweater; don ' t vou think it ' s a dandy? They say all it cost him was a big box of candy. Of course there ' s George Hayes, who although it sounds queer, They say was engaged when he first came up here ; But he looked the girls over, then gave a low whistle. And from the whole crop he picked out the Thistle I His brother was not to be left out, so cruel. So he looked at the catalogue, and picked out a Jewell. And even staid Halvor has fallen in love, And swears by the moon and the stars up above. And though you may think that this statement is false, I say it ' s the truth, — Halvor ' s learned how to waltz ! And Bacon, — well, what do you think of a man Who tries, in the contest, for all the votes that he can? He holds forth to people right in the front hall. And loudly and clearly to them he doth call : " You know I ' m good-looking, you know that I am, My hair is a pomp and my cheeks are no sham. " There ' s onlv one thinq- that his campaign doth mar. He fails to hand out the famed five-cent cigar. Well these are good samples; row what would you say To look from all sides in an unbiased way? Now are they good fellows, or are they just freaks, These innocent, flirty, yet popular Tekes? " Rtasoiiing at every step he takes. " — John Mann. 200 Si Alplis And now the Sig Alphs ! What a task to describe The checkered career of this interesting tribe. Their favorite sport is to get up a bunch And then ask one girl to a nice little lunch. ' Tis said all they ask of the girl, is to choose Which one shall escort her, and all the rest lose. They pay for the dinner, and pay for the show, And happy ' s the girl who is chosen to go. There ' s cne thing about them you may have thought queer, It ' s quite a new wrinkle in Sig Alph this year ; To tell you the reason I ' ll not even try. But all of their freshmen are timid and shy. Another strange thing that you may have seen, too, Is the fact that their Seniors are painfully few. And, though they lay blame on the cruel flunking profs, ' Tis plain, Sig Alphs mostly are Freshmen and Sophs. Now F osty is really a Senior in years, But Frosty was meant for a Freshman, he fears. He cares not for honors, but say, hear him laugh At even the mention of friendly Falstaff. Dean Curry ' s one more of this Beau Brummel type. Who like a gay time, or a " Life, " and a pipe. But say, don ' t you think he ' s a nice lady ' s man? If any can court ' em, why Dean surely can. He takes ' em to dances, he takes ' em to shows, And anywhere else that a crowd always goes. He walks home from school with ' em, six times a week, For a more love-sick young man you ' d have far to seek. Now some even say Dean is trying to on A girl who ' s engaged, — he thinks her tip-top. But maybe he means just to call once or twice On a girl who is lonely. Now, isn ' t that nice? Then look at Don Miller, — a promising lad. And what he is doing seems now all the fad. For he has a steady; she lives in this town. I s ' pose he ' ll soon marry and get settled down. Now. since wp have taken a thorough survey Of the men of this frat in this fair and square way. Come, say what you think of a bunr ' h of this kind. Don ' t know? Well, it is hard to make up your mind. " The world knows nothing of its greatest men. " — Glorge Paisley. 201 Sororities Well hello, Jack, old man, I ' m sure glad you ' re here. It ' s just time for chapel to close, And for you to meet some real, true Millikin girls, Man, they ' re wild about out-of-town beaux. Oh say, here they come ; Jack, now don ' t look so scared, It ' s tough on a guy, I ' ll admit. But the girls are so lonesome with men gone to war. So smile on ' em, just do your bit. That bunch in the chapel there, blocking the door, — Well, those are our new S A I ' s. They ' ve spied us, now don ' t make them wait in suspense, Perhaps they ' ve a treasure you ' d prize. That man there already? That ' s Bacon, of course, And Betty ' s the girl that he seeks. And now it is Sternberg the y eagerly greet ; In fact, they ' re quite strong for the Tekes. Yes, that little Verner girl sure is some peach. But say. Jack, it ' s high time for flight. Just one minute more and we ' re dated up fast, They are planning a dance for tonight. And now for another bunch ; brace up, my boy. Or your hard heart to tears will soon melt; For you ' re going to hear of the trials and woes Of some crushed and down-trodden Tri-Delt. Now Jack, I suppose that they ' ll tell you their woes, It ' s really a sad case, you see. Why, their landlady ' s awful, she really is cruel, She treats them as mean as can be. Oh yes. Jack, I ' ll take you to call at the house, But first I must surely inquire Just whether or not, in the course of events, They happen to have a good fn e. Because if they haven ' t they sweetly will ask Tf we won ' t please kindle them one ; And I don ' t take kindly to that sort of stuff. Though Percy K. says it ' s great fun. ' C lierbs and oilier couninj messes. 202 ' — Senior Luncheons. Sororities Now we will just stand here a minute or two, And if I don ' t get a surprise, For the rest of the morning you ' ll see loafing ' round A whole bunch of stray Alpha Chis. They sit in the windows, they sit on the steps, They lean up against the green rail, A half-stifled giggle, a scurry, a rush, — And an Alpha Chi ' s near, without fail. You soon get to know them ; that ' s what they intend. For they haven ' t a plate to their door. They want you to know them by seeing them ' round, And they sure give you chances galore. And now for the Zetas, — why, there ' s nine or ten. You ' ll want to meet them, so come on. But don ' t be too sure about breaking their hearts ; They ' ve already out-of-town men. Though Violet ' s shy, and won ' t wear her pin. At least not where people can tell ; And Lucille just can ' t seem to make up her mind If it ' s Leo or Karl she loves well. By the way. Jack, she ' s dangerous, look out for her. There ' s a saying, — the fact is, it ' s real, " If you want a man to be sent sure to war. Why, just let him go some with Lucille. " Now last, the Pi Phis, but Jack, it is sad ! They honestly all are engaged. Why Cupid just stormed through that whole Pi Phi house, And in every young heart there he raged. Dot always wears purple, — it stands for Sig Alph — And all of them have diamond rings. Which suddenly seem to have made them become Such coy little, shy little things ! But there, I said " all " ; it was quite a mistake, I should say " almost all " instead; For one little sweetheart just could not quite wait. So one of the Pi Phis is wed. Well, there is the bunch of ' em, Jack ; take your pick. For I honestly, truthfully think That there ' s really none of them perfectly proof Against a sweet look and sly wink. " cannot tell what the dickens his name is. " — L. Saalwaechter. 203 People You Know People you know — did you ever stop to think of the assortment? Some people you like to know, and some people it ' s good policy to know. A few people like to know you, and others like not to know you. Girls like to know the postman who brings the daily letters from Camp Grant. Boys like to know the taxi-drivers when they have only street car fare. It ' s policy for a girl to know the man with the big Cadillac. It ' s policy to know a " college " girl just before a Panhellenic dance. Some people like to know you just before election time, or when you are eating a Hershey. Others like to know you for your own sweet, charming self. And the ones who like not to know you — there ' s the one you loaned the dollar to last fall, and the one who was your rival for a certain maiden fair. It is the people you know who make life worth living, now isn ' t it? " Fixed in cogitation deep. " — Professor Mills. 204 205 As You Like It Your likeness either is on this page, or it is not. If it is, you ' ll either like it, or you won ' t like it. Providing your likeness is a pleasing one, as is Miriam Herron ' s or Helen Miller ' s, you will probably like it. On the other hand, if you are the Military Gentleman with the Secretary to the President, you will say unkind things about the camera editors. Uniforms do show unsuspected tendencies toward concavity or con- vexity. If you prefer things by sets or pairs, you will find such in the opposite corners of this page. But there is only one of that in the upper left. Toward the center of the page, the reader finds the likeness of the captivating Miss Fox, who recently applied for the position of teacher in Art, Bible, and Dancing. She was caught in the act of stepping into her own Leo runabout (adv.). Other local characters are demon- strating their ability as second story men, and still others pose as admirers of their own knitting prowess. No novices need apply. A part of this page, you may object to; the rest of it, you may sanction; but, as a whole, we beg of you, take it as you like it. 7 tlic world will he gitUed, lei H be (;ulIed. " —Coj.hEGE SUPPLY STORE. 2()G 207 NINETEEN Little Stories of Real Life Human luterest-ing Tkiu s About Real Millikiii People Like Yourself A SABBATH CALL AT ASTON HALL, OR HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A SHAMPOO IN THE DEAN ' S BOUDOIR The afternoon was hot and dusty. The ride had been long, and the driver was some little speeder. His hair was uncomfortable, his face and hands were dirty. Aston Hall was a beautiful place, an oat is, as it were, with lots of nice cool, clean water. Furthermore, the Dean of Women was sympathetically inclined, to the point of giving the poor youth permission to wash his face and hands in the clear, cool water so that he might be charming enough to go to church with anybody in the evening. The boy availed himself of the Dean ' s kindness of heart, and, being a boy, like his own self, he took the proverbial ell. His hair, as has been said, was uncom- fortable, and the water was cool and clear. The Turkish towel was delightfully inviting. The soap lathered well. It was Sunday. ' Twas enough, so far. But hair, when it has been shampooed, nmst be combed. The Dean ' s comb was not on the dresser, nor was it in the unlocked dresser drawers. He searched, you see. The last we saw of him was when, disappointed in his efforts, he raced down the hall, white fez effect on his head and a coy smile on his face, begging frantically for a comb. AN TRULY ARDENT SALUTATION, AND WHAT IT PRESAGED ( Reco)nmended to 1 nex pcrienccd Lovers) The possession of a lover, the advent of a lettei-, the acquisition of a diamond! How many a tale — ! The possession of a Representative ' s son from South Carolina, the advent of a burning letter, the acquisition of a huge diamond ! What a large tale ! It ' s really and truly and honestly so. You see, it ' s just this way. The R ' s. s. from S. C. loved her and she loved him, so they say. She told about him. He wrote to her, the most wonderful letter, deeply affectionate from beginning to end. Charitably she consented to let one of the other girls see the salutation. It was — don ' t shrink from this exposure of heartfelt love; you may get one yourself some day — it was: " My dear Elsie. " This ardent epistle was the forerunner of the huge diamond. It, the diamond, came to her by special delivery. She rapturously opened the box and displayed the ring. Her comments: " Isn ' t it cute? I think it ' s awfully cule. And look at the box! Isn ' t it cute? I think it ' s cuter than the ring. " More along the same line. The box is an important part of the jewelry, isn ' t it? THE LEGEND OF THE SKIIS It was a day in January, — one of those crisp, invigorating days when the ther- mometer hovered around twenty-five below. You remember how your ears tingled, and how the sight of the well-packed snow carried you back in memory to the skiing on the New England hills of your childhood. You went to Professor Cole, and inveigled him into making for you some skiis, — if you were clever. So was our hero. He got the skiis, and drawing his derby hat more warmly about his forehead, set out cheerily for his home in Oak Crest. Being a member of Millikin faculty, and having a dignity to maintain, he chose to put on the skiis in the middle of West Main Street. When this squeamish operation had been put through, the professor stepped out vigorously, perhaps whistling a couple of bars of the " National Emblem " for his skiis to keep time to. For two slides all went well. Then one ski, probably unduly excited by the music, left its foot and flew into a convenient flowering currant bush. The other, saddened by the desertion, twisted around to look, and our hero was precipitated onto the street-car track. Fortunately the derby did not share the adventurous spirit of the skiis, and remained intact. Our friend arose rapidly, and grasping the recovered skiis snugly and warmly in both arms, pursued his solitary way, like the water-fowl. " Give me a pencil, I ' ll report tlie neivs. " — Howard Potter. 208 A GOLDEN AMBITION REALIZED He is a remarkable man, as he was a remarkable child. The realization of his boyhood ambitions is noteworthy. With a childish but golden idea of heaven as a golden place, with golden streets and golden chickens and golden worms, he decided to be a preacher, probably as the quickest way of reaching the gold. He may also have thought of the golden shoes in this yellow future. As practice, he preached to his uncle, an " old man, about forty-five, " whom he admired very much because of the size of his feet. This ambitious child even longed for his own feet to be as large. Well, he is grown up now, and is not a regular preacher after all, although per- haps he will get to the gold place just as soon as if he were. But if he isn ' t a preacher, he is something almost as much to be desired, — a professor at Millikin. Who shall say a professorship at Millikin is not golden? Not, let it be added hastily, golden in any earthly or material sense, but, well, just golden. (Incidentally, he must of necessity have his shoes made to order. You know he must.) DADDIE OBJECTS A brawny Millikin youth was hastening blithely down the well-paved streets of Bloomington, one night some time past. He was in a jovial mood. The basketball tournament, which he had come up to see, was going well. The basketball tournainent was what he had come to see, yes. But there was another attraction for the young man. Well he remembered a certain maiden, even to the color of her eyes and how her hair was combed when she had invited him, ever so coyly, yes, to call when he was in Bloomington. He would call. In fact, he was even now calling. Confidently he turned up a certain walk, and peered up at the house number. It was hers. He ascended the icy steps, and clanged the knocker. Nothing happened. Again he raised the knocker. Ah yes, that was her light step just within. But it wasn ' t. It was Daddie ' s. The incipient lover found himself confronted by six large feet of peeved fatherhood. You see, papa had overheard one end of the telephone conversation directly, and the other indirectly. " Who are you? " roared pa. " I ' m— ah — er — " stammered the unfortunate youth, unable to remember his own first name. " Begone! " bellowed pa, just as pas always should, and applying his boot neatly, he aided the young man from his abode. " The man who smokes. " — Dr. Smith. 209 A Wliole Host oi Tilings In the words that have become so useful and so famous at Millikin this year, " here you have a whole host of things to be considered. " There are really lots of things, you know. There is everything from that interesting-looking surface in the middle of the page to the finished products in the four corners. There are the gloomy- looking Freshmen who have lost theii ' hair, — but in what a good cause! There is the tiuly martial figure of the sentinel pledge, and opposite him a cheerful before- the-war pose. Much affection is shown in the attitudes of some on this page, and far be it fiom us to hint that such a posture is assumed only for the minute, even if it is thus becoming. Another one of the host is the business-like figure at the desk, — she who brings you the notices to " stop in some time today. A. R. Taylor. " You are reminded, too, by the snow scene at the top, of those gone but not forgotten days of last -January, when your furnace boy found higher wages next door, and a host of things, such as frozen water-pipes, rose up to mourn him. Then there is the vehicle in the middle of the page — we pass hurriedly and silently over the name — with its beautiful load, just starting, or have they already been? Anyway, they seem happy about it. Perhaps you find the thing you have been looking for here in this collection ; perhaps you don ' t. After all, you can ' t expect too much, even of a whole host of things. ' ' Whnsr absence hiii iiinhes it seem more desirable. " — SrRiNG VACATION. 210 211 Favorite Initiation Oatlis As Commonly Advvlnistered ALPHA CHI OMEGA I promise to love, honor, and obey my own impulses as the supreme authority by which I am governed. DELTA DELTA DELTA I believe in the prestige that a large, imposing house gives one, and promise to exert an effort to maintain one, even though the landlady browbeat me. PI BETA PHI I agree to be a social leader, and sincerely believe in the internal ben- efits derived from semi-annual " cooky-shines. " PI MU THETA I promise to wear a high collar on Wednesdays though it chokes me, and to support my sisters in all they do. SIGMA ALPHA IOTA I trust in the undisputed recognition that comes from monopolizing the main corridor at chapel time. ZETA TAU ALPHA I shall strive to obtain the peace and contentment that is said to be derived from a modest and unobtrusive existence. KAPPA DELTA CHI I agree to rely upon my alumni, and to consult them on all matters of trivial importance. SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON I promise to keep out of the public eye for the sake of the welfare of my chapter. TAU KAPPA EPSILON I believe in the maintenance of a pious appearance, as a saviour of the name of Fraternity at Millikin. " iti}{sl to the hdiher ' s. " — Sheepie Lamb. 212 The Microscopic Millidek ForeW ord One even the Millidek Boaid, assembled in playful mood, concocted such a Millidek as for spiciness of wit, variety of thought, and original- ity of invention has rarely been equaled in this world. A few delicious bits are given you herewith, to show you a glimpse, as it were, of what might have been had it not been otherwise. Further explanation may be had on request. Dedication To Doctoribiis Chiefibus Janitus, Professor of Dustdown, we dedicate the 1918 Millidek. In loving memory of how he faithfully kept the poor cement walks snugly covered with snow ; of how he served Dr. Garfield by keeping the radiators always cold ; and of how he never washed the editor ' s office window, so that it was almost as good as a leaded glass one, we do this thing. NIMETEENA EIGHT Organizations PITHY SAYINGS ON OUR CLUBS Student Council, made up from maids and youths selected from the classes because of their superior intelligence, is a vital factor of the school. The purpose of the council is to have its picture taken now and then. Y. M. and Y. W. consume some 30 minutes of time every Wednesday P. M. The attendants derive considerable benefit from the meetings. The most prominent organization in the school is Pi Mu Theta. It is composed of the beauty and most of the intelligence of the Senior class. The Millidek Bored is another bunch acquired from the Junior and Senior classes. These people take pictures of Campustry classes, timid profs, etc. The Bored is trying to compose some nice literature for our future reading. When we look over the 1918 Millidek, say some 40 years from row, wc may then appreciate its great value. FRATERNITIES (N. B. — Only one of these societies is discussed here.) NU UPSILON TAU Alpha Chapter founded at James Millikin University, September 23, 1917. Number of Chapters, 13 — with numerous applications for charters. Motto: Attic non habitato est. Flower: Roasted Peanut. Colors: Blue and black. Fraternity Hymn: W here Do We Go from Here, Lads? FRATRES IN FACULTATE (Membership censored) SENIORS (Also chopped) JUNIORS (Removed) SOPHOMORES ( Excerpted ) FRESHMEN (Censored, and also cut on account of space) 216 Calendar May 30 — Decoration Day. Athletes are decorated with sweaters. Margaret Cloyd receives a football sweater with four service stripes. Halvor Leek fails to get his, because of constant smoking. Frieda Smith, for consistently aiding and abetting Halvor Leek in breaking training rules, forfeits her baseball sweater. Kappa keys are also passed. Clinton File receives one, although all his work is below 70, because the Council thought it would look well on his vest, and also because he is in danger of losing some of his other jewehy. To encourage them, the entire chapter of Sigma Alpha E ' psilon receive keys. July. .4 — The right wing of the American army camps on the back lawn. Nelle Thompson and Sabra Wilhoit are accepted as orderlies. At midnight Henrietta Graybill elopes with the commander-in-chief, to Harristown, where they are married by the Reverend James Reed. Frieda Smith sings " O Promise Me. " and would sing " Ich Liebe Dich, " but the ceremony is censored by the War Department. February 22 — We hear a powerful address on " Washington and the Hatchet. " After several musical renditions, chapel is dismissed at 2:80 o ' clock, and we have a holiday for the rest of the day. (N. B. Space compels us to omit the rest.) 217 True Wit Things We Look for, Bid Never See. Halvor and Frieda together. The Tower Clock in trouble. Tommie Wright cornering Mary Parkinson. Chet Cox with his hands in his pockets. Nelle Thompson fussed. Prexy in the corridors. Clinton File with an engaged girl. A Tri Delt with tortoise shell glasses. Professor Mills with his grade book. Don Hudson talking to Frances. Certain Millikin men in uniform. Professor Henderson looking out of his windows. Marian Wait knitting. Margaret Cloyd, looking at an invitation to Prexy ' s reception : " Oh, girls, what do you suppose there will be to eat? " Prexy, speaking of the Juniors in chapel on Senior Cut Day: " Oh, yes, I knew the Juniors all the time, of course. But they seemed so well pleased with themselves that I didn ' t want to spoil the fun. " We understand perfectly. How did Russell come to forget Senior Cut Day until he was in his fourth hour class? We understand that perfectly, too. (N. B. Space compels us to omit the rest.) Popularity) Contests (N. B. Names to be supplied to suit the reader.) THE MOST POPULAR GIRL Popular, I ' ll say she is! The fair window-seat idol, who monopolizes Mr. Freshman ' s time instead of brains. We hope and trust that the dig- nified influence of the Wednesday cap and gown is not entirely lost on this aforesaid Freshman. He is none the less to be pitied, however, than his self-denying brother who has sorrowingly and slyly deposited his six cents with Treeva, and is attempting an escape with the minute tin -foil package. The door is reached safely but alas! there the Waterloo is met when three pairs of greedy eyes pounce on his substituted breakfast. Another type of popular girl is the athletic fiend who " adores " each and every hero of the game. She sits in the shade in sight of the courts, balancing a tennis racket on her knee, describing the " marvelous " affair which she attended the night before. We have mentioned but three types of popular Millikin girls, but there are more, and we pray there may be less. THE POPULAR MAN , Could it be possible in the present conservation of Millikin men to find one who stands out in popularity? Possibly you have heard the would-be nightingale with his barbarous-sounding ukelele? It is ho who turns a golden dream into a blackened nightmare. Petty politicians of Millikin hold prominent places in the popularity contest. They ingratiate themselves upon the student V ody when they arc seen draped over the polling tables near the chapel door. School politics is generally considered a preparatory step to future Lorimerism and therefore should be carefully cultivated. Archie ' s bench-warmers, straw-suckers, and fag-drawers come in Class lA in the popularity draft. Percy from P. P. would enlist if the female exemption board would pass on him, but as yet we fear that he remains in a deferred classification, but we have hopes for him with his coming three years of Millikin training. 219 Tlie Conserve tori) MUSICAL HISTORY OF . ohann Mendelssohn f lrich, by way of parenthesis, a school for pupils backwardly mentally inclined in the study of the Fine Art of Music. Topic I. It was born in a chord of harmony. Topic II. Now a blooming, healthy symphony of 283, by way of parenthesis, " My country, ' tis of thee. " Topic III. The harmony has been made possible and fostered by the institution elders through the medium of bunch dances and parties of both sexes lasting after nine o ' clock. Topic IV. For the last three centuries, students have been encouraged to enter in the close harmony of faculty extension of time at bedtime bells, by way of paren- thesis, by filling bottles with water and tapping gently thereon. Atliletics sport Itetns Thiough years past it has been a fact that Millikin is notable for her not only reputable and brawny, but attractive and handsomo athletes. Among the basketball beauties Clintonus Apollo File is the plus brilliante young man. We need more large, brawny, and rude athletes for football. How about Halvor Leek, Lyle Downey, Harry Cannon, and Donald Montgomery? It is rumored that Gill, Harrison, and Saalwaechter were the prime offenders in attending dances the nights before basketball games. Gill athletes are vampiring Millikin men. Be virtuous and faithful, ye men of Millikin. Query: In wartimes is it necessary, after all, for a man to be an athlete in order to be popular? (N. B. Space compels us to omit the rest.) Ad vertisem eiits Patronize These Places ASTON HALL A cultured and attractive home for girls, pleasantly situated on the Sangamon. The young women are fed, slept, and educated for a nominal sum. here. COLLEGE SUPPLY STORE University hold-up shop. Credit consistently refused to all. Pay highest prices SPOTTS ' Billiards and other games. Special attention to Millikin students. ARCHIE ' S-ON-THE-CORNER Hot chocolates a specialty. All orders receive unhurried attention. Flowered napkins and cigar-lighter thrown in. THE EMPRESS CHEAP VAUDEVILLE Passed by the Faculty Council. Change of program semi-weekly. Students ad- mitted tree on Sundays. ATTENTION, MEN! Up-to-date clothes at Gushard ' s. MILLIKIN CORRIDORS Recreation center for young people. Healthful and wholesome anuisement fur- nished free. Stop and chat with your friends. Get acquainted here. GIRLS, ATTENTION! Best roses at Daut ' s. They will please the men. ' Phone us. DECATUR MODEL LAUNDRY Clothes guaranteed to shrink. If they do not fade the first time we will launder them again free of charge. SMOKES Dr. W. W. Smith recommends Old Virginia Cheroots. SEE COLLEGE SUPPLY STORE for Hershey ' s that will please the English department. DECATUR RAILWAY AND LIGHT COMPANY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Sparkeis a specialty. Recommended by the Dean. 221 Do You RememlDei ' Tlie breathless Senior processionals? Success in Life depends on the habits of youth. Let us help you get the habit of saving. We Pay on Savings Accounts Tei: National Bank OF IJECATUR " Decatur ' s Oldest National Bank " Hotel Orlando Decatur, Illinuis FIRE - PROOF 200 Rooms with Bath $1.50 and up Fred Van Orman, Gen. M Jr. Harry W. Van Orman, Resident Mjsjr. Dinner Parties : Dances : Formals Luncheons Special Attention Given to Millikin Func l:ions Centrally Located: All Inter- urban Cars Stop at our Doors 224 The Tames Millikin University A Christian College Offering Classical and Technical Courses All the advantages of the best small college without the disadvantages of the large university. Co-educational — the natural way. ' ' Christian but non-sectarian. Faculty of nearly sixty specialists. Annual enrollment of about one thousand. Individual attention given to students. Seven schools and twenty departments. Elective system — liberal choice of courses under friendly supervision. Pre-Medical and Pre-Law courses. Preparatory courses in the Academy. Gymnasium classes for both men and women. Athletics — winning teams, fine field, courts, gymnasium. Military Training and Red Cross classes. Admirable spirit of loyalty and co-operation. Seven handsome new buildings. Beautiful campus of thirty-five acres — easily accessible. Adequate and up-to-date equipment. Dormitory for women with competent housemother. Expenses reasonable. Scholarships and opportunities for self-help for students of limited means. Half tuition to candidates for the ministry and to children of ministers. Located in a clean and progressive city. 225 NINETEC Stuart ' s on Lincoln Square Wish to thank Millikin Faculty and Students for their patronage and support during the past school year. We wish you all a vacation full of happiness and pleasure and on your return to school you will be welcome at Stuart ' s on Lincoln Square " Where the good things to eat come from " AUTO OWNERS FOR BEST RESULTS USE RED CROWN GASOLINE AND POLARINE OIL STANDARD OIL CO. INDIANA VISIT OUR DISPLAY ROOM You will find that our stock of Mazda Lamps and Electric and Gas Appliances is unusually complete and well suited to your needs. Decatur Rai way Light Company 124 South Water Street Powers Building KAUE mSs Young Men ' s Headquarters Styles of character and refinement with fine woolens and custom-quality tailoring to insure shape-per- manence and long service. $25; $30? $35 The Store That Sells Kuppenheimer Clothes 226 The pictures in this book are from the Studio of VanDeventer Aren ' t these evidences of High Class Photography? Van Deventer Powers Building, Decatur, 111. 227 Telephone Main 364 Qon fectionai ' JI Fresh Home Made Candies, Ices and Ice Cream Special Attention Given to All Orders for FRAPPE, ICES AND FANCY CREAMS A Hearty Welcome to Students CL We are glad you are in our midst. (L Make yourself perfectly at home. Ct, An opportunity to serve you will be appreciated by THE BANK THAT SER i( ' K 5L ' L ' J ' . The Citizens National Bank The Big- White Bank North Side Central Park Education A Valuable Asset We are Seniors in the Lumber and Mill Work Business, now in our forty- first year, and are willing to give you the benefit of it. We carry one of the largest and most varied stocks of lumber, wall board and roofing to be found in central Illinois. When building, be sure to call on us, inspect our stock and manufacturing plant, and get the benefit of our many years of experience. G. S. Lyon Sons Lumber and Manufacturing Co. 546 E. Cerro Gordo St. Decatur, Illinois Boll Phono 140 228 tr. Our Displays Corredly Interpret the SUMMER STYLES B— 1 EFORE you go away for your vacations, visit our big garment kmM floor and see the beautiful, mid-£ummer fashions that have recently been added to our stocks. These modes can be accepted as ab- solutely authentic — correctly interpret- ing the trend of fashion for the entire summer season. Outing apparel and sport styles are especially conspicuous. Lingerie Dresses, Sport Suits, Jersey Dresses, Wash Skirts, Sport Hats, Sweaters, Etc. Engraved Announcements, Invitations, Stationery, Calling Cards Edition Binders — Special Ruling — Blank Books — Gold Stamping — Magazine Binding Review Printing and Stationery Company ENGRAVERS PRINTERS BINDERS Main and North Streets Decatur, 111. Special Service and Art Department for the Creation and Complete Production of College Annuals, and all College Publications. Out of the Ordinary Programs, Invitations, Menus, Etc., for College Functions 229 ■r FOR EVERYTHING IN DRUGS Trade at Central Illinois ' Greatest and Busiest Drug Store The Decatur Drug Co. 331-333 North Water Street QUALITY - VARIETY - PRICES " Wc arc in Inisiness for YOUR liealth " SERVICE The DAVIS DRUG STORE surely appreciates the patronage extended to it by Millikin Students J. L. WITT 348 S. Fairview Avenue Staple Fancy Groceries Fresh and Smoked Meats We Guarantee Everything we Sell Bell 3208 Courieous Trealment Prompt Service M. C. Coal Co. RIVERSIDE SOOTLESS COAL Telephones 78, 77 WHEN YOU WANT THE BEST THAT MONEY CAN BUY IN YOUR Eats and Drinks COME TO ZELLER 129 South Oakland Avenue ALBANY COTRELL LEONARD n.v. Makers of CAPS, GOWNS and HOODS To the Ame ican Colleges and Universities MAIN FLOOR — Books, Stationery, Office Supplies, Eastman Kodaks, School Supplies. SECOND FLOOR — " New Edison " Phonographs, Gift Shop, Picture Gallery, Frames, Art Supplies. THIRD FLOOR — Repair Shop for Typewriters, Talking Machines, Stock Room. BASEMENT — Sporting Goods, Athletic Shoes and Clothing, Toys, Games. Mail Onlcrs Solicited Haines Essick 217 N. Waier St. Decatur, III. 230 ( Established A. D. 1860) The Millikin National Bank Capital, $500,000.00 Surplus and Profits, $170,000.00 Savings Department pay s three per cent interest Christmas Savings Club starts ever}) ear at Christmas time Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent Ladies ' Rest Room LIMM ( SCEUGG DRY GOODS AND CARPET CO. . A Store That Alwa ' s Leads For half a century this store has been the leading mercantile institution of Decatur — and it still leads in those fields of endeavor wh ' ch ere of the greatest value to its patrons and to the city as a whole. The hole W or Id Is Changed as never before. Indeed, the precedents of five years ago are as useless to build upon as those of fifty years back for — five years ago, we were not engaged in the greatest war of all the ages. An entirely new set of circumstances surrounds each endeavor today, and this store may be depended upcn to make a straight path therefrcm, for its patrors, to the future. The Fourth Year of The IV ar finds us prepared as never before to guide our friends to genuine economy in the purchase of those necessities which make life worth the living. Everi thing for Women ' s and Clnldren ' s tvc ir, Everything for hovsehold use and adornment, Everything for musical jiroduction — Pianos, Players, Victrolas, Records, Music Rolls, Everything of the best at prices the least. You are welcome, always, to all our facilities of modern purchasing conven- ience and utility. 231 Carter ' s Inks and Cico Paste W cbslcr ( ' irlioii (iiiil KiM ' Diis LINXWEILER PRINTING CO. LINXWFALER PERKINS, Pr„ps. QUALITY PRINTERS and OFFICE OUTFITTERS LOOSE BOOKS AND FORMS Telephono: Main 1155 249 N. Main S(. COFFEE Cup Quality is What Counts The Name is the Guarantee Ward s Pride Mild and Rich Ward Brand Very Strong and Elegant Flavor Wurthmor Best Twenty-five Cent Coffee on the Market Some one of the above brands will suit your taste. C. E. Ward Sons Exclusive Agents Diamond Bar, Gold Bar, and Silver Bar California Canned Fruits The Princess Confectionery The Cleanej t and Cooled PJace in the City We Manufacture Our Own Candies, Ice Cream and Ices Orders prompil.y delivered to all parts of the city Princess Confectionery 327 North Water Street Decatur, Illinois C. A. Morrow Eastman Kodaks Eastman Films Kodak Books Pictures and Fram.es Memory Books Line-a-Day Books Gift Books Place and Tally Cards Birthday Cards Stationery " WE FRAME PICTURES RIGHT " 112 East Prairie Street 23; SPENCE PEASE 2 1 3 N. Main St. Decatur, Illinois INTERIOR DECORATORS FINE RESIDENCE WORK A SPECIALTY OAK CREST Highlawns Cherry Blossom Warder BRANDS Have You Tried Them? Nothing Better The Taste is the Test McClleland Grocer Co. Decatur, III. Ask your Grocer for D- I Corn Meal ' Flour Horse, Poultry ( Dairy Feeds QUALITY PRODUCTS We Deliver Feeds Shellabarger Elevator Company J. M. Allen, Mgr. Seuigamon and Morgan Streets Bell Phones 1 73 and 48 7 Compliments of The Union Iron Works Decatur, Illinois □ We are for MILLIKIN f I Millikin ' s Official Route Illinois Traction System {McKinley Luies) ' ' Your Way — Any Hour — Any Day " Morehouse and Wells Co. A Full Line of Sporting Goods Reach Baseball Supplies Wedding Rings We are showing a very handsome assortment of high grade, hand-mad J wedding rings, plain gold Tiffanys in 18 kt and 22 kt. quality. Tne orange blossom design in IS kt. gold, red gold and gieen gold. Genuine platiniun. plain Tiffany shape wedding rings as well as the platinum ring set with diamonds running around the finger which is also very popular. When in need of a high quality of goods in the jewelry line, please inspect our assoi ' tnient. Frank Curtis Company 156 East Main Street 234 Tlie MiUidek is pronounced tij reliable critics one of tlie verij best College Annuals issued in tlie Middle West. For eigbt consecutive jears it lias been printed and bound bu tl Lie Herald Pnnting and Stationerij Company Printeirs Engravers Binders 257-259 Nortli Main Street Decatur, Illinois III addition to tlae Millidek we are tliis vjear printing tliree Higli Sckool Annuals. Receptions Weddings Cances Bell Main 5532 THE REES ORCHESTRA " CUR WORK IS PLAY " 959 N. College St. ASK PEOPLE WHO KNOW t §.i» DECATUF5, ILL. FLOWERS For All Occasions DAUT BROS. FLORISTS Bell Phone 733 112 E. Prairie St. Military Uniforms and Equipnie)its Highest grade materials and best skilled workmanship. Uniforms tail- ored to measurements. Cut strictly cor- I ' ect and from military patterns. Quality, Workmar ship ar.d 1 it absolutely guaranteed You will find it worth while to get our prices before buying elsewhere. DeMouIin Bros. Co. GREENVILLE, ILL. The Car with a Home Service with a Smile W. C. STARR, Distributor Overland Sales and Service Station 530 N. Main St. HI RSC H COMPANY Everything Ready-to-Wear For Women and C hildren 121-125 N. Water, Decatur, 111 WHEN YOU THINK OF PRINTING or ENGRAVING Think of Wallender and Wilder Printers 129 North Main Street Lincoln Square Theater Building Misses ' A pparel and Accessories ALL THE LATE STYLES AND BEST QUALITIES Always Lowest Prices Osgood Dry Goods Co. Elwood Handlin Company Hart, Schaffner Marx Clothing John B. Stetson Hats and Wilson Bros. Shirts MERCHANT TAILORS 1 35 North Water Street 236 There are Two Reasons Why Stafford Engravings are used in this Annual and be used in Yours Co-operation. For the ben- efit of our customers in their dealing with us, we have prepared a valuable hand-book entitled, " En- graving for College and School Publications, " con- taining 164 pages and over 300 illustrations, and giv- ing complete information in regard to planning your publication, the prepara- tion of copy, and ordering of engravings. This book simplifies ordering, pre- vents costly mistakes, and means high quality engrav- ings at lowest cost. We do not sell it — but we lend a copy to the staff of each publication foi ' which we make the engravings. Let Stafford make your commencement invitations, fraternity stationery, visiting cards, and any other copper plate engraving or steel die embossing. We have a large department devoted exclusively to this class of work, and can give you both quality and service. Samples with prices on request. Stafford Engraving Co. Artists -:- Designers -:- Engravers Century Building Indianapolis, Indiana why they should The First, of course, is quality. Through years of specialization, our organi- zation has become unusu- ally expert in half-tones, color plates, zinc etchings, and designs for college and school publications. We have the very best shop equipment and every fa- cility for prompt produc- tion of quality work. The famous Levy Acid Blast process gives our half-tones a cleaner, deeper, sharper etching than the tub method most commonly used, and makes it easier for your printer to give you a first class job. The Second is Stafford This Book FREE We lend a Copy of this Book to the Staff of every Publication for which we make the Engravings. A REAL THEATER The Lincoln Square HSGebhartCo. Delightfully varied A f C .1 JD dhpiays , the new Laced Oxtords and rumps — The style-correctness and quality of which are assured by the QUEEN QUALITY trademark. In white Nile Cloth, patent, kid and tan leathers. $3 to $7 Busy In Gebharfs Shoe Annex Schudel Bros. L. H. Baird Printing Co. Cleaners of Clothes eat ITT x Commercial and Hats . Frmtmg I.H.BAIM PRINTING COMPAHY Fine Stationery Engraving Four Phones 1054 TELEPHONE, MAIN 559 Ellis W. Armstrong DRUGGIST The Rexall Store Decatur, Illinois JONTEEL, an Odor Creation, and LIGGETT CHOCOLATES Dr. Elmer Martin OSTEOPATH Appointments by Phone Main 700 Suite 614 Powers BIdg. Decatur, 111. WATER STREET AT PRAIRIE Decatur ' s Greatest Clothing Store " Service Stations " to the Hungry The Mannheim Heady ' s Cafe Kraft Hotel Cafe 121 E. Main St. 410-412 N. Water St. Front St., Near Union Depot THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF FOODS— APPETIZINGLY COOKED AND SERVED— AT THE LOWEST PRICES HEADY ' S THREE CAFES Classiiied List of Advertisers Automol)iles W. C. Stan- Banks Citizens ' National Bank Millikin National Bank National Bank of Decatur Dry Goods Stores H. S. Gehhart Co. Wm. Gusliard Co. Hirsch Co. Tjinn cS: Scruefg-s Dry Goods Co. The Osg-ood Dry Goods Co. n«« ers Books, Developing and I ' rin ingr, Daut Bro.s. Etc. Haine.s E.s.sick C. A. Mori ' ow Clothinji: Stores Elwood (Sr Handlin Kaufman ' s Neustadt ' s Coal M. C. Coal Co. The ColIeKc James Millikin University Confectioners The Princess Sam ' s Stuart ' s Zeller ' s DruKs Ellis Armstrong Archer T. Davis The Decatur Drug- f ' o. Groceries and Meats J. L. Witt Hardware IMorehouse Wells Co. Hotels Hotel Orlando Insurance Million Colby Je« elers Frank Curtis Co. Tjauiidries and Cle-aiiers Schudel Bros. Miscellaneous T ' otrell S- I eonard Decatur Railway Light Co. Illinois Traction System Dyon Lumber Co, r.VTKOMZK THESE FIRMS IN PKEFEKENt IC TO THESE PEOPLE AKE FOK MJl.I Shellabarg-er Elevator Co. Spence Pease Standai-d Oil Co. Union Iron Woi-ks Orchestras The Kees Orchestra Osteopaths Di-. Elmer Martin Photos rai licrs VanDeventci- Printers The Baird Printing Co. The Herald Printing and Stationery Co. Linxweiler Printing Co. The Review Printing and Stationei-y Co. Wallender Wilder Kestanrants Heady ' s Cafes Stuart ' s Cafe Til eat res The Lincoln Square ITniforins DeMoulin Bros. Co. AVholesale (Jrocers C. E. Wai-d Sons The McCIi-]l,-nid r,,„cvr Co. TiiioiK OMi ' iri irons. IKIN. Nortl-1 western Mutual Lile Insurance Co., of Milwaukee MILLION COLIiY, District Managers B. A. Million M. W. Colby 704-705 Millikin Building DECATUR, ILLINOIS 239 In Conclusion We have offered you this story of the year as a picture of your work and of your play-times. May this Millidek remain for you an ever more cherished record of what has been best in this year of your college life. 240


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