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: ' i::i- mmi J Tke Millidek The seventeenth volume of the Annual of the James Millikin University, published by the Junior Class in May of the year Nineteen Hundred Twenty To All Millikin who may find in these pages memories that freshen and quicken our common life into a deep reality — Greet in P Isabella Thompson Machan A true scholar, sweet and ennobling as the rare classics she lives and teaches — a gentlewoman. Contents Tke Campus Tke College Organizations Literarv) Social Atliletics Miscellaneous I Environment NSPIRATION is stimulated by beautiful environment. Beautiful surroundings instill beautiful thoughts and in- spire great deeds. i -■ :.i. I iiJ I tLi.-v.i.«dinis. . . Jm J -? ' " Ik: V 11 Bi 1 " - " ■ ■ - m : [W»™» A ?. " . ' . - sy- ia . M7 mKa Km macam ' « tKlH V5V-m6aj " 5Sb, 1 Tlie College DR. LEWIS EDWARD HOLDEN President of the James Mi|likin University DR. LEWIS EDWARD HOLDEN A FEW years ago the college president was es- ■ - sentially a scholar, noted for his knowledge of Greek and Hebrew and his ignorance of everything practical. The ultra modern president is essentially a bu:iness man, of the corporation president type rather than the " forgetful professor " type. In Dr. Holden we feel we have a rare combination of these two kinds of college president which is unusual. For Dr. Holden is a busines-s man w ho knows business men and we need particularly at this time just such a man. We need to gain the prominence and the advertising w hich Dr. Holden through his wide business acquaintanceship can give to us. On the other hand, his educational prominence and his acquaintance among leading educators is almost equally pronounced. His education, his election to Phi Beta Kappa and his experience as professor mark him unquestionably as a college man. And w e know already from our brief acquaintance with him that he hcis a powerful personality in which we recognize a friend. We as students recognize in him a man of un- usual merit and we honor and respect him as a bus- iness man, as our college president, and as our friend. THE BOARDS OF CONTROL The Board of Trustees of the University W. J. DARBY, President Evansville, Indiana C. E. GULLETT, Vice-President Lincoln H. E. STARKLY, Secretary Lincoln J. C. FISHER, Treasurer Decatur Illinois Synod HON. L. B. STRINGER, 1920 Lincoln GEORGE B. SPITLER, 1920 Mt. Zion s. E. McClelland, m.d., 1920 Decatur J. C. FISHER, M.D., 1921 Decatur F. E. BELL, M.D., 1921 Mattoon W. H. EVANS, 1921 Uncoln W. H. FENHALLEGON, D.D.. 1922 Decatur C. E. GULLETT, 1922 Uncoln C. S. OGLEVEE, Ph.D., 1922 Lincoln Indiana Synod W. J. DARBY, D.D., 1920 Evansville, Indiana A. G. BERGEN, D.D., 1921 Springfield HON. J. E. WILLIAMSON, 1922 Evansville, Indiana Iowa Synod H. E. STARKLY, 1920 Uncoln A. M. KENNEY, 1921 Decatur R. L. VAN NICE, D.D., 1922 Waukon, Iowa The Board of Managers of the Decatur College and Industrial School A. H. MILLS, President, 1922 Decatur G. A. STADLER, Vice-President, 1922 Decatur C. W. DYER, Secretary Decatur O. B. GORIN, Treasurer Decatur A. R. SCOTT, 1920 Bethany W. M. BERING, 1 920 Decatur W. R. McGAUGHEY, 1920 Mt. Zion H. M. OWEN, 1921 Decatur J. S. McClelland, 1921 Decatur J. R. HOLT, 1921 Decatur G. E. MOELLER, 1922 Decatur Ex-Officio Honorary and Consulting Members The President of the University, the President and the Dean of Decatur College, the President of the Board of Trustees of the University, the Trus- tees of the University residing in Macon County and the Secretary and Treas- urer of the Board of Managers. " A GREATER MILLIKIN " OSSIBLY it Was because the average university had so many children under eighteen for which to claim exemp- tion that the government decided ihat it would be use- less to impose the income tax on the colleges of our coun- try. Be that as it m ay, Milliicin has the notion that it is time that she should impose an income tax all her own — a tax that will raise her from a college of scanty appropriations to one of sufficient ap- propriations to care lor current expenses and for expansion. The orig- mal buildmgs were built by Mr. MiUikin, the grounds having been giv- en by him also. After all the initial expenses had been paid, there re- mained two hundred thousand dollars, representing the remaining money of Mr. Millikin and the money which the citizens of Decatur and the Cumberland Presbyterian church had raised for the endow- ment of Millikin. The interest from this endowment fund has been no more than enough for the annual current expenses. It was not of such size that part of the interest could be accumulated in a building fund which would provide for the necessary growth of the University. Aston Hall was built by Mr. Millikin before his death. The trustees of the estate built the Conservatory of Music and the Gymnasium soon after the death of Mr. Millikin. But at no time has Millikin been able independently to erect her own buildings. The fact has become increasingly apparent in the last few years that Millikin is in need of an endowment that will enable her not only to care for an increasingly large current expense, but also for additional buildings and equip- ment. Responding to this feeling on the part of those interested in Mill kin, the trustees of the estate offered six hundred thousand dollars toward a million dollar endowTiicnt, provided Millikin herself would raise the remaining four hundred thousand. In March, 1919, there- fore, a committee of fifteen Decatur citizens were called together for the purpose of planning means to raise the needed four hundred thousand dollars. TTiat committee appointed a sub-committee com- posed of J. S. McClellana, A. M Kenney and W. M. Wood. These three men, because of their business experience and more especially because of the successful manner in w hich they had conducted sever- al financial drives during the war, were to tcike active charge of the Million Dollar Endowment Campaign. They hired experts to map out the campaign and to tabulate an immense number of names and facts. Then in April the actual work of raising the money started. No one outside Decatur was solicited, but every prosp eclive Decatur con- tributor was listed with the amount which the committee thot that in- dividual ought to give. The solicitation was carried on by teams of Decatur citizens, each being under a captain who directed its move- 23 ments. The wrork was for the most part discontinued during the months from August, 1919, to February, 1920. The campaign was resumed during the late winter, with the result that the spring of 1 920 finds us only seventy-five thousand dollars ficm our goal, w ith the al- most immediate prospect of securing that sum. In addition, as esti- mated one hundred thousand dollar subscription for the erection of a new library building has been secured provided the four hundred thou- sand is raised. With over a million dollars endowment, Millikin may indeed look toward a larger development and expansion. Oar present instructors may be better paid, and others may be attracted to Millikin. The build- ings already built may be better equipped and maintained. The en- dowment will be of sufficient size to make possible the creation ol a building fund that will permit the erection of additional buildings. Bui best of all, a second million is next on the program, to be used as fol- lows: rive hundred thousand doll r increase in salaries; five hundred thousand dollars for much needed buildirgs — Science building. Li- brary building. Chapel building, Men ' s dormitory, a new Women ' s dormiitory. President ' s Home. Convinced by the fact that the people of Decatur have contributed four hundred thousand dollars to Millikin, other large sources of en- dovkonent money may be expected to contribute heavily to Millikin ' s second million with the assurance that they are contributing to an in- stitution which has the sincere backing of its communiy. And as we look toward a larger and greater Millikin, may we thank those men who made possible the creation and maintenance of Millikin, and who are now making possible her growth. JOHN CHARLES HESSLER i; z. n K. L u Dean of College Professor of Chemistry A. B. University of Chicago 1896; Ph. D. 1899. LILLIAN MERRILL WALKER Dean of Women A. B. Oxford College. CALVERT WELCH DYER K S Secretary and Auditor A. B. Cumberland University 1900; Lockyear ' s Business Col- lege, Indiana, 1902. LUCILE MARGARET BRAGG K Recorder Instructor in Ancient Languages A. B. James MilHkin University 1909; A. M. 1910. ALBERT TAYLOR MILLS Professor of History Kansas State Normal School 1893, 1896; A. B. University o Michigan 1899; A. M. 1908; University of Chicago 1899. ISABELLA THOMPSON MACHAN Professor of Greek and Latin A. B. Wellesley College 1887; A. M. 1905. JOHN CHARLES HESSLER ::: i, -l- B K, •I ' L u ' Dean of College Professor of Chemistry A. B. University of Chicago 1896; Ph. D. 1899. WALTER JOHN RISLEY ATA Professor of Mathematics B. S. University of Michigan 1900; A. M. University of Uli- noic 1907; A. M. Harvard University 1908. EUGENIA ALLIN A J Librarian and Professor of Library Science B. L. S. University of Illinois 1903; Librarian and Professor of Library Science James Millikin University 1903-10; Organ ' - izer Illinois Library Extension Commission 1910-14; Librarian and Professor of Library Science James Millikin Univers- ity 1914—. ANSEL AUGUSTUS TYLER A T, 15 K, 2 i Professor of Biology A. B. Lafayette College 1892; A. M. 1895; Ph. D. Columbia University 1897. LUTHER BATEMAN HENDERSON Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Education New Jersey State Normal School 1902; B. S. New York Uni- versity 1906; M. A., B. D. Yale University 1909; University of Goettirgen, Markburg, and Berlin, Germany, 1909-11. GRACE PATTEN CONANT ! I! K, n I 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. WILLIAM WILBERFORCE SMITH r. K Professor of Economics Professor of 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. ERICH W. ZIMMERMAN Associate Professor of Commerce and Finance Ph. D. Bonn; Berlin, Munich, Birmingham (England), Edin- burgh (Scotland), New York University (New York). ALEXANDER PEEBLES KELSO Professor of Biblical History and Literature A. B. Washington and Jefferson 1906; B. D. Western Theo- logical Seminary 1910; Summer Semester, Leipzig, 1910-1 1 ; A. B. Oxford 1912; B. Sc. School of Litterae Humaniores, Research, 1913. BONNIE R. BLACKBURN K AAA Professor of French A. B. James Millikin University 1 908 ; University of Chi- cago. ARTHUR WALD Professor of Modern Languages A. B. Augustana College 1905; University of Upsala 1909-10; A. B. University of Nancy, Summer 1910; University of Got- tingen 1910-11; University of Chicago 1916-18; Fellow 1917- 18; Assistant in German, University of Chicago 1910; Ph. D. University of Chicago 1919. FRED D. TOWNSLEY •t A ] : Principal of the Academy and Professor of Physics Indiana State Normal 1905; A. B. Wabash College 1911, KATHERINE TAYLOR CRANOR Professor of Household Arts Columbia M. A. Diploma Academic de Europe, Paris, France. WILLIAM BELLIS Associate Professor of Mathematics Ph. B. State Normal College, .Ypsilanti, 1896; B. S. Univer- sity of Chicago 1905; Graduate Work University of Chicago, Madison, Harvard and Cornell. JESSIE LOCKETT n B Professor of French B. L. Smith College 1897; La Sorbonne, Paris, 1908-1 1. ROBERT W. LAHR Professor of Fine and Applied Arts University of Chicago; Art Institute of Chicago. CARL I. HEAD Professor of Mechanical Engineering B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, James Millikin University 191 1. SHERMAN DANIEL CHAMBERS Associate Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering B S. 1904 Baldwin-Wallace College; C. E. Lehigh University 1918. DAXIDA McCASLlN AAA Professor of Rhetoric A. B. Coe College 1904; B. S. James MiUikin University 1907; A. M. University of Minnesota 1912. 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; Head of the Department of Farm Mechanics, Summers 1917-18, New York School of Agriculture, Summers 1917-18; Director in Industrial Training. OLIVE M. YOUNG i K r Professor of Household Arts Smith College 1900-02; A. B. University of Nebraska 1908; University of Chicago 1908 — 09; Columbia University, Teach- ers ' College, Summer 1918-19. NORMAN G. WANN B i: Director of Physical Training for Men Earlham College MOLLIE GRUBEL Director of Physical Training for Women Chautauqua School of Physical Training 1907. HENRY ALFRED BOHL Instructor in Manual Training Toledo Polytechnic Institute 1905-08; Evans Pattern Works, Portland, Oregon, 1911. CHARLES E. LEE T i; E, K Instructor in Rhetoric A. B. James Millikin University 1917. CHARLINE FENDER WOOD Instructor in Rhetoric A. B. Western College for Women 1905; University of Chi- cago, Summer of 1913; Columbia University, Summers of 1917-19, Second Semester of 1920. CLYDE WILLIAM HART T K E Assistant Professor of Public Speaking A. B. James Millikin University 1915. FA YE LINTON FISHER K, A X fi Instructor in Rhetoric A. B. James Millikin University 1914; A. M. The University of Illinois 1915, University of Chicago 1919. EMMA BATES ROBBINS A X Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts B. of Design, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tu- lane University; Art Institute of Chicago, Summer School 1916; Chicago Academy of Fine Arts 1918. WILLIAM C. CASEY T K E Instructor of History and Political Science Illinois State Normal University 1909-1 1 ; A. B. James Milli- kin University 1916. CHRISTINE SPENCER iv A e Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts B. S. University of Missouri 1916; Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Summer of 1917. FERN KAUFMAN Z T A Instructor in Clothing B. S. in Household Arts, The James Millikin University I 9 I i LAURA DURKEE Instructor in Commerce and Finance LELAH BELL DAVIS n B , n M e Instructor in French A. B. James Millikin University 1914. ESTHER L. McCREDIE Instructor of Chemistry A. B. Albion College 1918. WILLIAM FRANKLIN HENDERSON K Instructor in Chemistry A. B. James Millikin University 1914; University of Illinois Summer Session 1916; Instructor University of Illinois, Sum- mer 1915. ANNE STOCKTON MILLIGAN K, n 51 e Instructor in Domestic Science B. S. James Millikin University 1914. ELSIE COLLIER E A I Instructor in Biology Ph. B. University of Chicago 1915; M. A. Leland Stanford Jr., University 1919. MARY BELLE PRICE n B Assistant Librarian A. B. James .Millikin University 1917. EVELYN A. BECKETT Assistant in Chemistry Missouri Wesleyan College 1915-17; Kansas State Agricultur- al College 1917-18; B. S. Missouri Wesleyan College 1919. ♦ I xv-lMk MARGUERITE A. SHAFER n B Instructor in English A. B. James Millikin University 1918. LISLE REEVE BROWN 1 A X Assistant in Chemistry First Semester A. B. James MiUikin University 1917. KATHARINA B. HILTI Laboratory Assistant in Chemistry Second Semester DAVID CAUSEY Laboratory Assistant in Biology MAX van LEWEN SWARTHOUT Director of Millikin Conservatory of Music; Professor of Violin Playing, Piano Playing, and Theoretical Branches. . Gottschalk Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Balatka Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipsic, Germany, 1902- ' 05; Director of Oxford College of Music, Oxford, Ohio, 1905- ' ! 1 ; Director College of Music. Illinois Woman ' s College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 191I- ' 14; Director Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1 9 1 4 — . ADA EMILIE LINDSAY Secretary of Millikin Conservatory of Music, A. B. The James Millikin University, 1905; Graduate work Columbia University, summer 1912; Sec- retary Millikin Conservatory of Music, I905- ' 15; 191 7 — . DONALD MALCOLM SWARTHOUT Associate Director of Conservatory of Music; Professor of Piano Playing, Pipe Organ Playing, Theoretical and Histori- cal Branches. Gottschalk Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Balatka Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipsic, Germany, 1902- ' 05; Private Study Isidor Phihpp, Paris, France 1905- ' 06; Associate Director Oxford College, Oxford, Ohio, 1906- ' I0; Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipsic, Germany, 1910- ' l] ( " Pruefung " in Piano); Associate Director of College of Music, Illinois Women ' s College, Jacksonville, 111., 1 9 II - ' I 4. Associatae Diiector Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1 9 1 4 — . WILLIAM B. OLDS Professor of Singing. A. B. Beloit College, 1898; Oberlin Conservatory 1895-1898- ' 99; American Conservatory 1899-1900; Private Study, Oscar Seagle, London, England, summer 1914 and Schroon Lake, N. Y., summer 1916, 1919. Teacher American Conservatory 1900; Grinnell School of Music 1900- ' 04; Illinois Conservatory of Music 1904- ' 06; Private Teacher Jacksonville, Illinois, 1906- ' 08; Professor of Singing, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1908. ROSE A. BORCH Associate Professor of Singing. Raff Conservatory, Frankfurt, Germany, 1898-1902; Private Voice Study with Julius Stockhausen, 1898-1902 and Jenny Hahn, 1903, Frankfurt, Ger- meuiy; Chicago Musical College, 1916; Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, N. Y., 1917; Herbert Witherspoon, Chicago, 1918; Professor of Singing Millikin Conservatory of Music 1 9 1 3 — . F. LLOYD HYDINGER Associate Professor of Piano Playing; Professor of History, Pedagogy, and the Dalcroze System of Eurythmics. Private study with Rudolph Ganz, 1 9 1 0- 1 2 ; Howard Wells 191 6- ' 17; Eurythmics with Jacques Dalcroze at Dalcroze Musical Institute in Helleran, near Dresden, Germany, 1912-1 3 ; Head of Piano Department, Albion, Mich- igan, 191 3- ' 16; Teacher in Columbia School of Music, Chicago, 191 6- ' 18; Professor of Piano Playing, Millikin Conservatory of Music 1 9 1 8 — . MINER WALDEN GALLUP Associate Professor of Piano Playing and Harmony. Virgil Piano School, New York, 1902; Private Study, Albany. N. Y., 1905-06 with Dt. Percy J. Starnes; Berlin 1906-09 with Alberto Jonas and Vernon Spencer; Professor of Piano Playing, Millikin Conservatory of Music 1909 — . FREDARIEKA GREEN S A I Morrisonville. Graduate Diploma in Singing; Millikin Con- servatory of Music; Certificate in Piano Playing 1912; Certifi- cate in Public School Music 1912; Diploma in Singing as Solo- ist and Teacher 1916; Graduate Study 1917; Diploma in Piano Playing 1917; Private Study with Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, New York, Summer 1917; Director Girls ' Glee Club ' 917 — ; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1915 — . FLORENCE BROWN :s A I Instructor in Violin Playing. Illinois College of Music, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1910; Private Study, Ludwig Becker, Chicago, 1914-15; Millikin Conserva- tory of Music, Certificate in Violin Playing, 1917; Teacher 1912-16; Diploma Violin Playing 1918; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1 9 1 8 — . 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 Course, Graduate 1914; Advanced Study 1914, 1916, 1917; Director Child Culture Department, Millikin Conservatorv of Music 1911—. RUTH LUCILLE MUIR :i A I Instructor in Piano Playing. Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano Playing 1915; Piano Teachers ' Certificate 1915; Certificate in Harm- ony 1916; Diploma in Piano Playing 1918; Graduate Dip- loma in Piano Playing 1919; Private Study with Percy Grain- ger, Chicago Musical College, Summer 1919; Instructor Milli- kin Conservatory 1 9 1 6 — . WILNA MOFFETT 2 A 1 Instructor in Piano Playing. Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate of Piano Playing 1913; Diploma in Piano 1918; Graduate Study 1918; Gradu- ate Diploma in Piano Playing 1919; Diploma in Pipe Organ Playing 1919; Private Study with Percy Grainger, Chicago Musical College, Summer 1919; Instructor Millikin Conserva- tory of Music 1 9 1 8 — . SYLVIA FISK Instructor in Piano Playing. Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano Playing 1909; Teachers ' Certificate 1911; Diploma in Piano Playing 1914; Graduate Study 1915-16, 1920; Private Study with Alexander Raab, Chicago Musical College, Summer 1919; In- structor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1911 — . ELDON GEIGER Instructor in Public School Music Methods Oberlin Conservatory of Music 1913; Supervisor of Music in Public Schools, Middletown, 1914-18; Public School Music Department, Millikin Conservatory of Music 1918 — . RUTH BROWN 2 A I Instructor in Piano Playing. Quincy College of Music, Quincy, Illinois, 1910-13, 1914-16 Illinois Women ' s College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1913-14 Scholarship Pupil in Piano in Millikin Conservatory 1916-17 Diploma in Piano Playing 1919; Organ at Second Presbyter- ian Church 1916 ; Instructor Millikin Conservatory 1918 — . IVA INGERSOLL WASSON Instructor in Piano Playing and Upton Method of Keyboard Harmony. A. B. James Millikin University 1912; Certificate in Piano Playing 1909; Certificate as Teacher 1911; Diploma Child Culture Teacher Training Course 1914; Certificate in Harmony 1916; Private Study E. M. Upton, Chicago, 1917; Graduate Study 1917-18, 1920; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1917 — . DORIS LEWMAN GILLESPIE Instructor in Singing and Piano Playing. Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano Playing 1915; Piano Teachers ' Certificate 1916; Certificate in Harm- ony 1916; Certificate in Public School Music 1 9 1 7; Certificate in Singing 1917; Diploma in Singing 1919; Instructor Milli- kin Conservatory of Music 1 9 1 7 . ROBERT WALTER Instructor Band and Orchestral Wind Instruments. Private Study, Erfurt, Germany; Private Instructor Band and Orchestral Wind Instruments, Decatur, Illinois, 1887 — ; Direc- tor Goodman Band, Decatur, Illinois, 1886 ; Instructor Milli- ikin Conservatory of Music 1 9 1 4 — . GRACE STARR S A I Instructor in Piano Playing. Certificate as Soloist in Piano Playing Millikin Conservatory 1916; Certificate in Harmony 1917; Private Study with Alex- ander Raab 1917-19; Diploma Chicago Musical College 1918; Pipe Organ Study under Eric DeLamarter, Chicago, 191 7-19; Organist at Congregational Church, 1920 — ; Instructor Milli- kin Conservatory 1 9 1 9 . GLADYS MARGERY ORR Z A I Instructor in Piano Playing. Scholarship pupil in Piano Millikin Conservatory 1917-18; Certificate in Piano Playing 1919; Instructor Millikin Con- servatory of Music 1 9 1 9 — . ESTHER SKOOG 2 A E Assistant Secretary Springfield, Illinois. Springfield High School. Studied Piano Tiffany School of Music, Springfield; Piano and Organ, Ethel Lynn Ross; Carol Robinson; Organist at Grace Lutheran Church, Springfield. LOUISE WATSON HELMICK Instructor in Singing. Wesleyan College of Music 1908-13; Certificate in Voice and Theory 1911; Member of Faculty 191 1-19; Cosmopolitan School of Music, Chicago, Certificate in Public School Meth- ods 1912; American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, 1915- 1 7 ; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1 9 1 9 — . CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY President — Maxey Sugg Vice-President — Hazel Porter Secretary — Sibyl Kile | Treasurer — Hal vor Leek Student Council Representatives — | William Hayes, Sybil Gebhart COMMITTEES Chapel ' Senior Luncheon Mary Esther Parkinson Beulah Kniple WiUiam Hayes Dorothy Traver Cap and Gown Mildred Brown Forrest Wise Homecoming Sybil Kile Jennie Long Julia Tilton William Hayes Play Miriam Curdling Julia Tilton Evelyn Cole Catherine Milligan Marjorie Sanborn William Hayes Memorial Halvor Leek Invitation Marjorie Sanborn Henry Curry Preston McClelland Geneva Gregory Erna Lohrmann Dorothy Traver Violet Mattes Howard Baldwin Forrest Wise Senior Committee Room Social Forrest Wise Violet Mattes Catherine Milligan Mary Long Senior Reception Geneva Gregory Margaret Browne Mildred Brown Class Day Dorothy Sanborn Hazel Porter Geneva Gregory Cut Day Preston McClelland Carl Cross Catherine Milligan Jenny Long Mary Esther Parkinson Mary Zua Hazzard Athletics Forrest Wise | Howard Ba dwin Carl Cross MAXEY M. SUGG T K E B. S. in Manual Arts Education. Kinmundy, Illinois. Mt. Vernon High School. Class BaBsket Ball 1916-17; Manual Training Club 1915-16; Orlandian Literary Society 1915-16; Business Manager Men ' s Glee Club 1917-18; J. M. U. Batallion 1 9 1 7- 1 8 ; Business Manager Decaturian 1918; Member Student Council 1919- 20; President Senior Class 1919-20. HAZEL L. PORTER n i e B. S. in Household Arts. DeLand, Illinois. Champaign High School. Vice-President Senior Class; Chairman Class Day Committee. SIBYL KILE A A A, II M H A. B. Argenta, Illinois. Argenta High School. Vice-President Philomathean Society 1916-17; Secretary Sen- ior Class; Chairman of Cap and Gown Committee. WILLIAM FOSTER HAYES T K E A. B. Owensboro, Kentucky. Owensboro High School. Dramatic Art Club plays ; Decaturian Staff 1917-18, 1918-19, 1919-20; Millidek Board 1918-19; Intra-Mural Athletics three years; Football Squad 1917-18; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1918- 19; Delegate to Lake Geneva Conference 1917-18; Vice- President Y. M. C. A. 1919-20; Freshman-Sophomore For- ensic Contest 1917-18; Winner Brown Debate 1918; Tri-Col- legiate Debate three years; Glee Club four years, President 1918-19; President Junior Class 1918-19; Student Council two years. President 1919-20; Senior Class Play. Honor Student. SYBIL EMILY GEBHART II M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. James Millikin Academy 1916. Freshman Cap Committee; Sophomore Parade; Junior Tea; Senior Picture Fund; Current Topics Club; Archery; Girls ' Basket Ball 1919-20; Student Council 1919-20. MARY WEBER B. S. in Household Arts. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Y. W. C. A. ; Home Economics Club. CAMILLA KATHRYN MARCUSEN 11 M e B. S. in Household Arts. Petersburg, Illinois. Petersburg High School. Member of Y. W. C. A. 1917-19; Spanish Club 1919; French Club 1917. VIOLET MATTES Z T A. II M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Spanish Club 1916-1 7; Orlandian Literary Society 1916; Sen- ior Room Committee; Senior Memorial Committee. CAMILLA SARAH LAWS n M e B. S. in Household Arts. Donnellson, Illinois. Coffeen High School. Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois. Art Club 1917-18; Camp Fire 1917-18; Spanish Club 1917- 18; Household Arts Club, President 1919-20; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Senior Luncheon Committee. MARJORIE LUCILE SANBORN A X , II M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Orlandian 1917; Deutche Verein 1 9 1 7 ; Art Club 1917; Vice- President of Art Club 1918; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Committee Freshman-Sophomore Scrap 1917-18; Committee Freshman-Sophomore Forensic Contest 1917; Class Vice- President 1918; Assistant Athletic Manager 1918; Manager Girls ' Athletics 1919; Girls ' Athletic Board 1920; Decaturian Staff 1919-20; Editor-in-Chief Millidek 1919; Senior Invita- - tion Committee 1920; Senior Play Committee 1920; Chair- man of Commencement 1920. CARL MARX CROSS K D X B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Harristown, Illinois. De- catur High School. Glee Club 1918-19, 1919-20. ANNE-MARIE BAUDRY n Ji e A. B. Paris, France. Cours Boutet de Monvel, Paris. St. Bernard ' s Convent, Slough, England 1911. University of Paris, Sorbonne 1916-19. Baccalaureat en lettres et philosophic. Dramatic Art Club; Decaturian Staff 1919-20. MARGARET EMILY BROWNE II B , n Ji e A. B. in Literary Science. Carbondale, Illinois. Carbondale University High School; Southern Illinois State Normal Uni- versity, Carbondale, Illinois, Class of 1915. Qirls ' Glee Club 1918-19; Camp Fire; Cercle Francais; Chair- man Senior Reception Committee; Senior Class Play. JOHN HALVOR LEEK T K E, K A. B. Pittsfield, Illinois. Batavia High School 1913. Sophomore Debate Team 1916-17; Editor Decaturian 1917- 18; President Spanish Club 1917-18; Treasurer Senior Class; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1916-17, 1917-18. MARY ERMA ASH II M B A. B. Harristown, Illinois. Decatur High School. Treasurer Y. W. C. A. 1918-19, 1919-20; Millidek Board 1918-19; Philomathean 1916-17; Art Club 1916-17; French Club 1918-19. BEULAH VIRGINIA KNIPLE Z T A. n M n B._ S. in Household Arts. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Domestic Economy Club 1916-17-18; Secretary 1918- Span- ish Club 1918; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1919-20; Chairman So- cial Service Committee; Household Arts Club 1920; Chairman Senior Luncheon Committee; Vice-President of Pi Mu Theta. JENNY McKINLEY LONG A X n, n Ai A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Millidek Board 1 9 1 9 ; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1918-19-20; Un- dergraduate Field Representative 1920; Dramatic Art Club 1917-18-19; Orlandian Literary Society 1917; Women ' s Ath- letic Association 1920; Treasurer Red Cross 1918-19- Deca- turian Staff 1918-19. JULIA TILTON A A A. n M e A .B. Fairmount, Illinois. Fairmount High School Rock- ford College, Rockford, Illinois 1916-17. Current Topics Club, Secretary 1917-18; Cercle Francais 1917-18; Dramatic Art Club 1917-18; Junior Social Commit- tee 1917-18; Millidek Board 1918-19; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Y. W. C. A.. President 1919-20; Student Council, Vice-President 1919-20; Cap and Gown Committee 1919-20; Senior Class Play. Honor Student. MARY FINN II 15 . II i e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield, Illinois. Philomathean Literary Society 1916-1 7 ; Cercle Francais 1916- I 7 ; Winner Freshman-Sophomore Prepared Reading Contest 1917; Chairman Committee Junior-Senior Banquet; Pan-Hel- lenic 1918-19; Vice-President French Circle 1918-19. Honor Student. SEA FONG LEE B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Hong Kong, China. Thesis, " The Commerce between the U. S. and China, its His- tory, Organization, and Significance. " Berkeley and San Ra- fael High Schools, California; Mount Tamalpais Military Aca- demy; University of the Pacific 1916-17; University of Cali- fornia, summer session 1917; University of Illinois 1917-18; University of Chicago summer session 1919; Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament 1919. LOUISE EMILE HENRIETTE MOUSSIEGT II M e A. B. Tarbes, France. College de jeunes filles de Tarbes; King ' s High School for Girls 1914, Warwick, England; Uni- versity of Paris, Sorbonne, 1915. Certificat secondaire. RUTH OSMANSON A X ' .;, II M e A. B. Morris, Illinois. Morris High School. Current Topic Club 1916-17; Camp Fire 1916-17; Secretary Camp Fire 1917-18; Current Topic Club 1917-18; Religious Education Committee; Y. W. C. A, 1917-18; Secretary Y. W. C. A. 1918-19; Millidek Board 1918-19; President Camp Fire 1918-19; Dramatic Art Club Flay 1 9 1 8- 1 9 ; ' . W. C. A. Cabinet 1 9 I 9-20 ; Pi Mu Theta Social Chairman 1 9 1 9-20. JAMES A. HAMILTON A. B. L. J. S. Boys ' School, Jerusalem, Palestine 1910; Teacher (Ibid) 1910-14; McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois 1914-17 (B. D. Degree pending); Cercle Francaise, Conseil d ' Administration 1918-19; Delegate Stu- dent Volunteer Convention at Des Moines, Iowa, 1919-20; Students ' Extension Committee 1919-20. MARY ESTHER PARKINSON -i A A, II M e B. S. in Household Arts. CentraHa, Illinois. Centralia High School. Editor Decaturian 1918-19, 1919-20; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Chairman Meetings Committee 1918-19; Vice-President Y. W. C. A. 1919-20; Chairman Membership Committee Y. ' W. C. A.; Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament 1917-18, 1918-19; Championship of Woman ' s Interclass Tennis Tournament 1917-18, 1918-19; Vice-President Astronomy Club 1919-20; Student Council 1918-19, 1919-20; Chairman Faculty Rela- tion Committee 1919-20; Senior Chapel Committee 1919-20; Millidek Board 1918-19; Calendar Editor; Secretary-Treas- urer Science Club 1917-18; Secretary Domestic Economy Club 1916-17; Secretary Sophomore Class 1917-18; Vice-President Philomathean Literary Society 1917-18; Chairman Program Committee; President Current Topics Club 1917-18; Presi- dent Camp Fire 1917-18; Vice-President Red Cross 1917. Honor Student. MARY E. LONG A A A, II Ar O A. B. Indianapolis, Indiana. Decatur High School. Philomathean Literary Society 1916; Current Events Club 1916; Y. W. C. A. Committee 1 9 1 7-1 8; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (Social Chairman) 1918-19, 1919-20; Millidek Board 1918- 19; Senior Social Committee; Pi Mu Theta Social Committee; President of Aston Hall House Committee. JAMES HOWARD BALDWIN 1 ' A E A. B. Whitehall, Illinois. Denver, Colo., High School; White- hall High School; Ohio Military Institute; Blackburn College 1915-16, 1916-17. Senior Program Committee. Senior Class Flay. CATHERINE W. MILLIGAN II B . n M e, K A. B. Spencer, Indiana. Spencer High School. Western Col- lege, Oxford, Ohio 1916-17. Spanish Club 1917-18, 1918-19; French Club 1 9 1 8-1 9; Dram- atic Art Club, Secretary, 1918-19; Millidek Board 1918-19; Basket Ball 1 9 1 8-1 9 ; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1919-20; Dramatic Art Club 1919-20; Chairman Social Committee. High Honor Student. MIRIAM CURDLING Z T A. IT M e B. S. in Household Arts. Albion, Illinois. Albion High School. Y. W. C. A.; Domestic Economy Club; Camp Fire; Secre- tary of Domestic Economy Club 2nd Semester 1916-17; Sec- retary of Pi Mu Theta 1st Semester 1919-20; Luncheon Com- mittee 1st Semester 1919-20. DOROTHY SANBORN n M e B. S. in Fine and Applied Arts. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Secretary Art Club 1917-18-; President Art Club 1918-19; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1917-18. GENEVA GREGORY A X fi, n M e, K A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Editor Decaturian, 1918-19; Co-Editor Decaturian 1919-20; Millidek Board 1918-19; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Art Club 1916-17; Intercollegiate Debate Team 1918-19; Y. W. C. A.; Major Committees 1917-18, 1918-19, 1 9 1 9-20; Senior Class Social Committee 1919-20. DOROTHY TRAVER II I! t , n ii o A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Seminary, Washington, D. C. 1916. Dramatic Art Club. Fairmount FORREST GEORGE WISE T K E A. B. Macon, Illinois. Macon High School. James Millikin University Academy. Orlandian Literary Society; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1915-16. EVELYN COLE A X 9., n M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Committee for Freshman-Sophomore Forensic Contest 1914; Winner Essay Freshman-Sophomore Forensic Contest 1916; Intercollegiate Debate 1919; Secretary-Treasurer Illinois In- tercollegiate Oratorical Association 1919; Chairman Senior Play Committee 1920; Decaturian Staff 1919-20; MiUidek Staff 1919; Dramatic Art Club 1919; Orlandian Uteiary So- ciety 1916: Deutcher Verein 1914; Ex-Post Facto 1916; As- sistant to English Dept. 1916-19; Pan-Hellenic Banquet 19 19; Senior Class Play. HENRY BURRAGE CURRY 2 A E B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Beason Illinois. Beason High School; Millikin Academy; Lincoln College Academy; Senior Class Play. MARY ZUA HAZZARD II M e B. S. in Music. Ridgefarm, Illinois. Danville High School. Philomathean Literary Society 1916-17; Camp Fire 1917-18; Girls ' Glee Club 1917-18; French Club 1917-18; Secretary- Treasurer of Camp Fire 1918-19; Treasurer of Girls ' Glee Club; Decaturian Staff; Millidek Board; Student Council 1919- 20; Certificate in Piano Playing; Vice-President of Girls ' Glee Club 1919-20; President of Pi Mu Theta. PRESTON H. McClelland • K D X A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. President Freshman Class; Treasurer Sophomore Class; Glee Club 1917-18-19-20, President 1918; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1918-19-20; Freshman-Sophomore Scrap 1916-17; President Y. M. C. A. 1919; Student Council 1917, 1919, President 1919; Dramatic Art Club 1917-18-19, Treasurer 1918; Base Ball 1918; Basket Ball 1919; Athletic Board 1919-20, Secre- tary 1920; Millidek Board 1919; Homecoming Parade 1916; Endowment Parade 1919; Cheer Leader 1919-20; Lake Gen- eva Conference 1918; Freshman-Sophomore Forensic Contest 1917. MILDRED BROWN A X o, II M B. S. in Household Arts. Harristown, Illinois. Decatur High School. Domestic Economy Club 1918-19; Orlandian Literary Society I 9 I 6- 1 7 ; Cercle Francais 1916-17; Girls ' Glee Club, Treasur- er 1917-18, Vice-President 1918-19; Y. W. C. A.; Honor Student. TRESSIE ADELE BONHAM II M f) B. S. in Household Arts. Cliftonville, Miss. Carlinville High School. Blackburn College 1916-17-18. Member of Y. W. C A. ERNA LOHRMANN 11 ii e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Current Topics Club, 1916-17; Pan Hellenic Banquet 1916- 17; Fre£hman-Sophomore Contest Committee 1917-18; De- bate Freshman-Sophomore Contest 1917-18; Millidek Board 1918-19; Decaturian Staff 1918-19; Girls ' Basket Ball Treas- urer 1918-19; Class Secretary 1918-19; Decaturian Staff 1919-20; Pi Mu Theta Treasurer 1919-20; Glee Club 1919- 20 Basket Ball 1919-20. BERNICE L. BRENNEMAN Z T A B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Beason, Illinois. Beason High School. Secretary of Dcmestic Economy Club 1918-19. HELEN GENE CANTRALL Z T A Athens. Diploma as soloist in Piano Playing; Graduate Milli- kin Academy 1918; Sherwood Conservatory, Chicago, 1917; Teachers ' Certificate Sherwood 1917; Certificate as Soloist in Piaro Playing 1919; Certificate in Public School Music 1919; Girls ' Glee Club 1918-19; Certificate as Soloist in Sing- ing 1920; Certificate in Harmony 1920. MARY KEITH Decatur. Diploma as Soloist in Piano Playing; Certificate in Piano Playing as Soloist 1918; Certificate in Harmonv 1919; Girls ' Glee Club 1917-20; Accompanist Girls ' Glee Club 1919-20; GLADYS MARGERY ORR i; A I Enfield. Diploma as Soloist in Piano Playing and Pipe Organ; Scholarship Pupil in Millikin Conservatory 1917-18; Certifi- cate in Piano Playing 1 9 1 9 ; Accompanist Girls ' Glee Club 1917-19; Instructor Millikin Conservatory 1919-20; Certifi- cate in Harmony 1920. FREDARIEKA GREEN s - 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 1916; Graduate Study 1917; Diploma in Piano Play- ing 1917; Private Study, Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, N. Y. 1917; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1915. WILNA MOFFETT :i: A I Decatur. Graduate Diploma in Pipe Organ; Certificate in Piano Playing 1913; Diploma as Soloist and Teacher in Piano Playing 1918; Post Graduate Study 1918; Private Teaching Decatur 1916-18; Diploma in Pipe Organ Flaying 1919; Graduate Diploma in Piano Playing 1919; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1 9 1 8 — . IN MEMORIAM CLAUDE WISE He was your friend — and mine; and in the warmth and generosity, the constancy and catholicity of his friendship, he typified that spirit of democracy which, w e feel, character- izes Millikin at her best. A hard w orker, a never-say-die scrapper, whether in a football game, or in any task which confronted him, he was one who got things done, difficulties and obstacles notw ithstanding. Millikin has profited by his athletic prow- ess; she has benefitted by his ability in various college activities; but more than all, she has profited by the presence of the man himself. A college training is generally regarded as merely a means to an end; Providence has de- creed that his college experience should be an end in itself; and as such, we, his fellow-stu- dents, bear witness that it has been eminently w orth while. CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-ONE President — Leo Johnson Vice-President — Irene Corzine Secretary — Katherine Hilti Treasurer — Floyd Brenner Student Council Representatives — John MacWherter, Sara Dobson Class Colors — Orange and blue COMMITTEES Endowment Fund Portrait Lucile Hull Ronald Graham Leonard Shurtz Leo Johnson Jewell Harris Charlotte Proctoi Floyd Brenner Class Party Esther Finley Evelyn Scott Floyd Brenner Charlotte Proctor Mildred Wiley - " ' • JUNIOR CLASS Bartlett, Miriam Jane Jackson, Howard Bales, Helen Louise Johnson, Leo T. Brenner, Floyd Jones, Clella Lome Burns, Gladys Elizabeth Kuny, Frances Causey, David Lichtenberger, Helen Cogdal, Joseph McClure, Bess Conkey, Frances I. McCown, Forest Roy Coonrad, Helen Lee McRoberts, Mary Messerly Corzine, Irene Isabel Machan, Helen Whitman Cummins, Carlton Carlyle MacWherter, John Evans Cunningham, Cecile Fern MacWherter, William Kile Curry, Dean George Madden, Karl Edward Delahunty, Mary Mattes, Adeline Dobson, Sara Peebles, Martha Ellen Dunn, Frances E. Esther Pigott, Lee D. Dunscomb, George Baker Proctor, Charlotte Dorcas Eads, John Temble Roberts, Benjamin Earle Finley, Esther Louise Sablotna, William Henry Fritz, William Lawrence Sampson, Harold Gepford, Sidney H. Scott, Evelyn Claire Goltra, Ina Shelah, Adele Goltra, Ralph Shirey, E. Lucile Graham, Ronald Clifton Shoppa, Jetta Lucile Hass, Chester Ralph Shurtz, Richard Leonard Hall, Edwina Mildred Smith, Don William Hamilton, Lawrence Arthur Smith, Jesse Irwin Hamman, Phillis Smith, Marian Ruth Harris, Jewell Elizabeth Spence, Eber Moran Hilti, Katharine B. Wait, Marian Ainsworth Holland, Lena Belle Wiley, Harriet Mildred Hull, Lucile Wilson, Roe Elliott CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-TWO President — John Birks Vice-President — Lucile Brown Secretary — John Lytle Treasurer — Clarke Logan Student Council Representatives- Helen Gorham, Wayne Gill Class Colors — Silver and old rose COMMITTEES Class Party Louise Vent Charles Mills Florence Chapin Sophomore Tea Hazel Perry Mercedes Siedler Mctxine Sanborn Sophomore Parade Glen Ash Florence I. Chapin Lucile Brown Millidek John Lytle William Cramer Mpfaf f Mj 0@@999 SOPHOxMORE CLASS Adkins, Roy Albert, Ruth Alhime, Frances Pratt Ash, Glenn Ash, Martha Caroline Ashurst, Lyra Esther Babb, Florence Helena Barnett, Winifred Camille Barracks, Robert A. Beard, Franklin Z.ugelmerer Bethel, Donald M. Birks, Jenna Ruth Birks, John Gouge Blacket, Francis Edward Bohon, Lynn Bolds, Elden Edsley Bradway, James Carl Brown, Lucile Buckles, Orville Cargill, Albert L. Chapin, Florence I. Chenoweth, Frances Clayton, Vera Inez Collins, Helen May Connard, Lucile Gladys Costello, Mildred Cottle. Guy Hill Cramer, William Lantz Cressey, Paul Goalby Crocker, Joan P. Crow Jer, Herbert Culver, Florence Davis, Charlotte Virginia Diehl, Orval W. Dohm, Marie Elizabeth Duncan, Kenneth Engleman, Lois Eleanor Evans, Beulah Campbell Eversole, Edgar Bennett Fields, Eva May Flesher, Norma Freeman, Frances Games, Loy A. Gilbert, Harold D. Gill, Ruisel Wayne Giller, Ruth Godwin, Mildred Gorham, Helen Louise Conover, Mary Louise Greider, Lucile Kathryn Halley, Edward Hamilton, Law rence Arthur Harper, Gladys Hazzard, Georgia Carolyne Hoewing, Homer Milton Holmes, Paul James Hoots, Helen K. Hornback, Robert Hellstern Houghton, Mariam Elvira Humphrey, James Wainwright Johnston, Jessie Joynt, J. Roscoe Kessinger, Oren Charles Kile, Wilma B. Kline, Kathryn Alice Knudson, Percy M. Lee, Mariam Logan, Clark Thomas Lukey, Albert Seymour Lytle, John E. McCarthy, William Francis McConnell, James Holton McDonald, Everett Malone, Dayle G. Manning, Herbert Law rence Mayes, Harris Irving Metcalf, Dean S. Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Lois May Miller, Ralph Waldo Mills, Anna Mary Mills, Charles Wilson Myers, Irene May Nelson, Marie Elizabeth Newman, Iva Stewart Niebergall, Anna Niebergall, Edna Jane Owen, Leo Earl Peers, Frank Bohnemeyer SOPHOMORE CLASS- Contmued Perry, Hazel Bernice Pfeffer, Edward Phillis, Gladys La Von Pierce, Clarence B. Ping, Donald Wilson Pollock, Ethel Jeannie Pratt, Roger Wilbur Proctor, George Randall, Leta Faye Reaich, Esther Remington, Eugene Herbert Robinson, Donald Eugene Sager, James Donald Sanborn, Maxine Marie Sanders, Robert Dewey Schlimme, Walter Schock, Katherine Schafer, Maurita Clare Sharon, Leontine Sharpe, Helen Sheen, Herbert Arnold Shimer, George H. Step, Francis Eugene Siedler, Mercedes Smith, Vinita Stone, Alice Mae Sugg, Mrs. Harriet Sw anson, Franklin Leroy Torman, F. Bernice Townsley, Kathryn Irene 1 ucker, Ruth Emma Vent, Louise Verner, Everett Wait, Evelyn Ward, Russel S. Whaley, George Wilmer White, fames A. Whitfield, Charles S. Whitsett, Leroy Williams, Helen Elizabeth Wiswell, Muiiel Winter Wright, Frances E. Young, Randolph CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-THREE President — Charles Deetz Vice-President — Dorothy Davis Secretary — Buryl F. Engleman Treasurer — Erwin Hurtt Sergeants-at-Arms — Carroll Griswold, Leslie Shaw Student Council Representative — Helen Jones ' Clc Colors — Green and white Class Yell Leader — Dwight Anderson COMMITTEES Endowment Fund J. Harold Henry, Chairman John Hayes Dorothy Davis Sophomore Scrap Leslie Shaw, Chairman Virginia Baldwin Carroll Griswold Class Party Dorothy Davis General Chairman Entertainment Josephine Simcox Helen Jones Eldon Knauff Yell Decorations Dwight Anderson, Chairman Robert Wait Virginia Baldwin Vernelle March Robert Caldwell Helen Parkinson Color Refreshments Helen Chestnut, Chairman Vivienne Vent Herbert Crowder Florence Curry Carroll Griswold Helen Coffey Mary Chapin Leslie Shaw Mary Shepherd Richard Mount Homecoming Eldon Knauff, Chairman Helen Alice Robinson Consuelo Cummins FRESHMAN CLASS Adams, Dwayne M. Costella, Virginia Faye Adams, Florence Sylvia Cotner, Cora Lucille Adkins, Ruth Craw, Bess Chambers Albert, Ruth Ellen Crooke, Edith Allen, Robert Hammond Cummins, Consuelo Elizabeth Anderson, Dwight Wilson Curry, Florence L. Anderson, Oscar F. Davis, Rhoda Brooks Armstrong, Lewis I. Day, Eunice Marion Aucut, Lawrence Etilgar Denrth, Ruth F. Bailey, Paul Arthur Deetz, Charles Bailey, Claude Charles Deetz, 1 helma Arlene Bailey, Dorothy Genevieve Delaney, Ebert Miles Baird, Keith Delassus, Wilma " Baldwin, Mary Virginia Dickey, Mary Barbee, Duncan Joseph Dieterich, Dewitt Barth, Anna Dunne, Aimee Barth, Howard Wilbur Dowling, Richard Batman, Dorothy Eddy, James Bieckman, Gertrude T. Edv ards, Keith L. Biggs, Esther Margaret Engleman, Buryl Frederick Birkett, Anna Mae Engleman, Edward Ulen Bjurstrom, Mildred Louise Elwood, Daniel Blythe, Telva Ruth Fawcett, Orville Emmett Bolen, Keith H. Fear, Dorothea Florence Bonifield, Alice Felix, Eleanor Boone, Ethel Finley, Venice Eudora Born, Wilbur Leo Fcckler, Florence Bradley, Lois Cora Fortman, Chrystal Brooks, Goldie Mae Fry, E. Roger Brown, Leo Nelson Fulton, Blanche Bernice Brown, Norma Frances Galloway,. Truman Bryce, Hubert Arthur Genre, Raymond Alvin Burres, Joseph R. Gerdes, Irma Charlotte Mar- Caldwell, Robert Burr garet Cassele, Ward Goerges, Edwin Champion, Mary Emily Gordon, Ethel Chandler, James Willard Gordon, Helen Louise Chapin, Mary Ada Gordon, Mary Ethel Chasey, Frank Taylor Gnswold, John Carroll Chestnut, Helen Guest, George Bunn Christison, Edna Florence Haier, Herman Baker Claxon, Lucile Hansmeyer, Mabel Inez Cline, Paul Vemcn Harper, Helen Ruth Coffey, Helen Harper, Marguerite Colbrook, V ' elma Ruth Harper, Mary Alice Colby, Lewis Harris, Leola Ruth Conel, Eila Ejnilie Hayes, Dale Conklin, Delmar Hayes, Helen Ambie Cooper, Martha Ha3 ' £, John Corzine, Edna Hays, Elva Henry, John Harold Herman, Rhodes Hen on, Edna R. Hicks, Ralph E. Highfill, Imogene Hokamp, Delia Ann Holmec, George Stuart Holmes, Paul James Hostetler, Myrtle Dawson Humphrey, Mary Janet Hunt, Harlan A. Hurtt, J. Erwin Hutchison, Helen Irwin, Mary Morton Jeffries, Wilma Roy Johnson, Harold Artemis Jones, Helen Kaiser, Harry Kelley, Loris Irene Keener, Raymond Kiick, Bernice Kilbride, Florence Isabelle Kilbride, Henriette Estelle Kilgore, James Knauff, Eldon P. Lamb, Riley H. Lamblin, Nellie Gillett Lantz, Hazel Margaret Lindsay, Edward E. Linville, Mildred Bessie Long, Robert Oran Lovering, Clara Belle Lucas, Lillian R. McCreery, Carrie McDonald, Helen Gates Mclntyre, Margaret Ellen McRill, Maurice Shannon Madden, George Bouman Maloney, Lucy March, Vernelle R. Marsh, Cloris Martin, Myron W. Means, Joseph Dewey Middleton, Margaret Miller, Frank B. Mills, Frederick Eugene Jr. Milmine, Mabel Clare Mitchell, Mary Gertrude Moffett, Lloyd Moore, Edith Mocre, Mitchel Mooris, Keith P. Morrison, Joyce Eta Morrow, Neva Sara Mount, Richard Murray, Clarence Neher, Galene O ' Hara, George Howard Parkinson, Helen Grace Payson, Gilbert Trowbridge Pfeffer, Edward Pfeffer, Herman Victor Phares, Nora Belle Porter, Cleo Margaret Porter, Harold Poskover, Max Randall, Frieda Lenore Randol, Robert Troy Reeves, William Russell Regan, Helen May Reid, Robert Eugene Reynolds, Robert Egel Roberts, Lee Robinson, Helen Alice Rockwell, Phyllis Ruth Rodger, John P. Ross, Richard Charles Ryan, Helen E. Sanders, Elizabeth Gladys Schnapp, Delia Sue Schroll, Leitha Marjorie Schroll, Lester J. Schumacher, Mary Kilgone Scott, Anna Scott, Modesta Louise Sharkey, William Brady Shaw, Elmer Marwin Shaw, Leslie Shaw, Marshall J. Shepherd, Mary Shephard, Richard Fred Sherman, Fred Lee Shrader, Mildred Jeanette Shuey, Pauline Shuman, Ruth Henrietta Simcox, Josephine Smith, Byron D. Smilh, Elsie Lucile Solleis, Eugene Jackson 99@®0Sd Sparks, Louise Stein, Elizabeth Sternberg, Edwin Herbert Stinfeon, Mary Edward Stone, Alpha Mildred Stone, Ruth Ella Swantz, Mary Louise Taylor, John Tinnon Thomas, Faye N. Thompson, Elizabeth Vida Thompson, Phares G. Trost, Lois Vent, Vivienne Victoria Verner, Beatrice Wait, Robert A. Walters, Richard Walters, Ruth Lucile Ward, Clifton A. Wairen, Irene Watkins, Geraldine J. Weigand, Howard Wells, Bernice Olivia Whitfield, Laura Myrtle Whitfield, Zachie B. Jr. Wilkey, Millard Charles Jr. Williams, Corrinne Feme Wilmeth, James Freeman Wilson, M. Lorraine Wilson, Ona Verne TH?VVE;LERy JUN UfLJ " Organizations Y. M. C. A. President — Lawrence Fritz Vice President — William Hayes Secretary — Hubert Manning Treasurer — Clarke Logan COMMITTEES Music Program Preston McClelland Charles Mills X ' illiam Hayes Social , r , Membership Leo Johnson Eber Spence Hubert Manning Church Co-operation Finance Ronald Graham Clarke Logan Roger Pratt : £X Y. W. C. A. CABLNET President — Julia Tilton Vice-President — Mary Elsther Parkinson Secretary — Adeline Mattes Treasurer — Irma Ash Social Chaiiman Religious Education Chairman Meetings Chairman Social Service Chairman Student Volunteer Chairman Finance Chairman Freshman Commission Chairman Publicity Chairman Annual Member Adviser Mary Long Phillis Hamman Catherine Milliga n Beulah Kniple Esther Finley Camilla Lavv s Ruth Osmanson Frances Wright Jenny Long Miss Olive Young MEN ' S GLEE CLUB President — J. Leland Rubottom Vice-President — Don W. Smith Business Manager — Earle Roberts Secretary — R. Leonard Shurtz Treasurer — Chester R. Haas Accompanist — Earl Judy Director— W. B. Olds FIRST TENORS Herbert Crowder Karl Madden Ronald Graham Paul E. McKee Homer Hoewing Keith Morris Arthur Lobenstein Jack Rubottom SECOND TENORS Welby Abrams Emil Cooper Lewis Colby BARITONES Chester R. Haas Ivan Hays Hubert Manning Preston McClelland Byron Smith R. Leonard Shurtz BASES Don Smith Glen Ash John Birks Floyd Brenner Carlton Cummins Forrest Wise Carl Cross William Hayes Lloyd Moffet Don Robinson Charles Lee Earle Roberts Don Sager Irwin Smith GIRL ' S GLEE CLUB President — Evelyn Wait Vice-President — Zua Hazzard Secretary — Stella Phillips Treasurer — Mary Keith Librarian — Ebba Lundberg Business Manager — Blancl e Ramer Director — Fredarieka Green Accompanist — Mary Keith MEMBERS Lolah Alderson Anna Mae Birkett Mildred Brown Ruth Brodman Ruth Burchell Helen Chestnut Joan Crocker Florence Culver Florence Curry Lucile Claxon Mae Chittum Fern Fisher Frances Fockler Margaret Grimsley Mariam Houghton Mary Harper Zua Hazzard Mary Keith Alene Lindsay Ebba Lundberg Erna Lohrman Elizabeth Moffett Neva Morrow Zora Miller Jewell Orr Grace Record Helen Sharpe Ruth Shuman Modesta Scott Bernice Taylor Fay Thomas Evelyn Wait Mabel Wacaser Stella Phillips Imogene Manion Maurita Shafer Ruth Rogers Delia Schnapp Emma Gage Blanche Ramer HOUSEHOLD ARTS CLUB Officers President — Camilla Laws Vice-President — Norma Flesher Secretary-Treasurer — Frances Conkey Members Mi-s: Young Miss Milligan Miss Cranor Miss Kauffman Esther Biggs Norma Brown Mi ' dre ' i Bjurstrom Mary Champion loan Crocker Edith Crooke Florence Curry Wi ma Delassus Sara Dobson Marie Dohm Etta Irene Grimes Ethel Gordon Gladys Harper Imogtne Highfill Lena Belle Holland Delia Hokamp Veta Holterman Florence Kilbride Henriette Kilbride Helen Lovingfoss Irene Meyers Carrie McCreery Anna Mary Mill- Edna Niebergall Helen Parkinson Ethel Pollock Cleo Porter Ruth Shuman Ruth Stone Mary Schumacher Evelyn Scott Ruth Tucker THE STUDENT COUNCIL Officers President — William Hayes Vice President — Julia Tilton Secretary — Leo Johnson Treasurer — Wayne Gill Members Maxey Sugg, Senior class president Sybil Gebhart, Senior class repre- sentative William Hayes, Senior class repre- sentative Mary Parkinson, Decaturian repre- sentative Julia Tilton, Y. W. C. A. represen- tative Zua Hazzard, Conservatory repre- sentative Leo Johnson, Junior class represen- tative Sara Dobson, Junior class represen- tative John MacWherter, Junior class rep- resentative Lawrence Fritz, Y. M. C. A. repre- sentative John Birks, Sophomore class presi- dent Helen G ' orham, Sophomore class representative Wayne Gill, Sophomore class rep- resentative Charles Deetz, Freshman class rep- resentative Helen Jones, Freshman class rep- resentative Welby Abrams, Academy repre- sentative Intra Mural Athletics Leo Johnson, chairman Charles Deetz Louise Bales STANDING COMMITTEES Music and Demonstration- Zua Hazzard Helen Gorham Welby Abrams Literary Maxey Sugg, chairman Sybil Gebhart John MacWherter Improvements and Finance Wayne Gill Julia Tilton John Birks :- ; ; : ?CTv , .- DECATURIAN STAFF Mary Esther Parkinson p j-. Geneva Gregory Claude Wi-?e — Business Manager The Staff William F. Hayes Francis Blacet Evelyn Cole Lois Engleman Lawrence Fritz Harold Sampson Zua Hazzard Anne Marie Baudry Maurita Shafer Robert Barracks Clarke Logan Vlarjorie Sanborn Charles Mills Helen Gorham Elrna Lohrman MILLIDEK BOARD Editor-in-Chief — Jewell Harris Business Manager — Chester Haas Assistant Business Manager — Earle Roberts Associate Editor — Martha Ellen Peebles Class and Organization Helen Machan Literary Adele Shelah Sccial Marian Wait Conssrvatory Evelyn Wait Esther Lonsr Calendar Helen Lichtenberger Floyd Brenner Camera David Causey Joke Phillis Hamman Carlton Cummins Athletics Katherine Hilti George Dunscomb THE ASTRONOIViY CLUB OFFICERS President, Francis Blacet Vice-President, Mary E. Parkinscn Secretary, Marie Dohm The Astronomy Club was organized in the fall for the purpose of a general study of astronomy. Meetings were held every tw o vi eeks en Monday evenings. At each meeting a talk was given by one of the members of the club, covering some phase of the subject and this w as usually followed by a general discussion. Several observation trips were made — seme to the University Tow er and others to Mr. Hendersons home where observations w ere made thru the telescope. MEMBERS Dr. J. C. Hessler Dr. A. A. Tyler Prcf. W. F. Henderson Francis Blacet David Causey Paul Cline Marie Dohm Zua Hazzard Katherine Hilti Robert Hornback Helen Jones Hubert Manning Marie Nelson Leo Owen Helen Parkinson Mary E. Parkinson Earle Roberts Katherine Shock J. Irwin Smith Edwin Sternberg Francis Stepp Rayne Tyler PAN-HELLENIC ASSOCIATION Mildred Wiley, President Martha Ellen Peebles, Secretary Violet Mattes, Treasurer Representatives Alpha Chi Omega Pi Beta Phi Lucile Greider Phillis Hamman Mildred Wiley Mary Finn Delta Delta Delta Zeta Tau Alpha Julia Tilton Violet Mattes Martha Ellen Peebles Louise Vent PI MU THETA Mary Zua Hazzard, President Erna Lohrmann, Treasurer Camilla Laws, Secretary Tressie Bonham Catherine Milligan Julia Tilton Geneva Gregory Marjorie Sanborn Ruth Osmanson Margaret Browne Mildred Brown Eima Ash Mary Zua Hazzard Jenny McKinley Long Erna Lohrmann Miriam Curdling Beulah Kniple Mary Long Mary Esther Parkinson Camilla Marcusen Evelyn Cole Sibyl Kile Mary Finn Camilla Laws Hazel Porter Anne Marie Baudry Violet Mattes Henrietta Moussiegt Sybil Gebhart Dr.dprace Patton Conant Eygema Allin, Faculty Adviser KAPPA DELTA CHI Established April 23, 1904 Colors — Orange and blue Flower — Pink Carnation Faculty Adviser, Professor F. D. Townsley Alumni Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Mattes Mr. and Mrs. Horace McDavid Mr. and Mrs. Forrest File Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Lyon Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Colby SENIORS Preston McClelland Carl M. Cross Kile MacWhsrter JUNIORS Lawrence Hamilton Chester Haas Randolph Young Wayne Gill John MacWherter Floyd Brenner Franklin Beard Charles Whitfield Roy Adkins SOPHOMORES James Humphrey Clarke Logan Harris Mayes Donald Ping Hubert Manning William Cramer FRESHMAN Charles Deetz John Rogers Buryl Ergleman Edward Lindsay Harold Heniy Eldon Knauff Carroll Gri wold Lee Roberts Edward Engleman Harlan Hunt Frederick Mills Lawrence Aucutt SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON Colors — Purple and gold Flower — Violet Faculty Adviser, Professor Robert A. Lahr Founded at University of Alabama March 9, 1 856 Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Powers Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. C. J.Van Deventer Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Haines Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Osgood SENIORS Howard Baldwin Henry Curry JUNIORS Robert Barracks Dean Curry Guy Cattle Forest McCown Don Smith Karl Madden Leo Johnson I eon::r ' l Shurtz W.Iliam McCarthy He SOPHOMORES rbert Crowder George Madden Edward Plcffer Franklin Swanson Everett McDonald Loy Games Ralph Miller Russell Ward FRESHMEN Ward Cassp " Frank Chasey Howard O ' Ham Herman Pfeffer Leo Brown Richard Shephard Dwight Anderson Zachie B. Whitfield, Jr. TAU KAPPA EPSILON Founded Illinois Wesleyan, 1 899 Beta Chapter installed April 17, 1 909 Faculty Adviser — Professor W. J. Risley Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. Max vanLewen Swarthout Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ezekiel Jenny Mr. and Mrs. William Benjamin Olds BROTHERS IN THE FACULTY Clyde W. Hart Charles E. Lee William C. Casey SENIORS Claude Wise Maxey Sugg William Hayes J. Halvor Leek Forest Wise JUNIORS Lawrence Fritz Ronald Graham Elliott Wilson Irwin Smith Earle Roberts Harold Sampson Kenneth Duncan Eber Spence Ralph Goltra Everett erner SOPHOMORES John Birks Clarence Pierce Robert Hornback Donald Robinson Orville Diehl Dayle Malone John Lytle Francis Blacet Frank Peers FRESHMEN John Hays Leslie Shaw Gilbert Payson Erwin Hurtt Roscoe Joynt Harold Johnson Elmer Shaw Lester Schroll ' Dt PI BETA PHI Illinois Eta established March 29, 1912 Colors — Wine and silver blue h lower — Wine carnation Faculty Adviser — Dr. W. W. Smith Patronesses Mrs. Charles G. Powers Mrs. Elizabeth Wells Miss Nita Clark Mrs. Robert Mueller Mrs. C. A. Gille Mrs. W. H. Shellabarger Miss Maria Buckingham Mrs. F. M. Anderson Honorary Patronesses Mrs. J. C. Hessler Mrs. W. W. Smith Dr. Grace Patton Conant Sisters in the Faculty Lelah Bell Davis Marguerite Shafer Jessie Lockett Seniors Dorothy Traver Margaret Browne Catherine Milligan Mary Finn Juniors Phillis Hamman " - ' l =n ' if-htenberger Frances Kuny Be -s McClure Jewell Harris Mary McRoberts Marian Wait Lucile Hull Sophomores Maurita Shafer Kathryn Kline 1 zabeth Miller " Tgleman Frances Chenoweth Esther Reaich i m Houghton Freshmen i ia Baldwin Helen Alice Robinson Leontine Sharon Helen Hayes Vivienne Vent Helen McDonald Helen Jones Pledges Blanche Fulton Venice Finley Vida Thompson DELTA DELTA DELTA Delta Epsilon established. May 25, 1912 Colors — Silver and blue Flower — Pansy Patrons and Patronesses Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Moore Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Osgood Dr. Grace Patton Conant Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Miller Mrs. Harriet Amsden Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Evans Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Paisley Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Holt Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McClelland Faculty Adviser — Professor Luther B. Henderson Sisters in the Faculty Bonnie Blackburn Davida McCaslin SENIORS Julia Tilton Sybil Kile Mary Esther Parkinson Mary Long JUNIORS Edwina Hall Ruth Smith Frances Conkey Charlotte Proctor Adele Shelah Evelyn Claire Scott ' ' rtha Ellen Peeble Helen Coonrod SOPHOMORES Lucile Brown Mildred Godwin Helen Gorham Norma Flesher Anna Mary Mills Lois Miller Miriam Lee FRESHMEN Helen Chesnut Ruth Dearth Mary Dickey Bernice Kiick Edna Corzine Nellie Lamblin Florence Curry Josephine Simcox ZETA ' FAU ALPHA Tau Chapter established 1912 Colors — Blue and white Flower — White violet ' Faculty Adv iser — -Lugenia Allin | Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs Frank. Cruikshank Mr. and Mrs T.J. Prentice Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Baldwin Mrs . E. A. Gastman | Mr. and Mrs A. H. Ahrens | Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson SENIORS Muriel Wirwell Violet Mattes Frances Wright Beulah Kniple Helen Hoots Miriam Curdling Katherine Shock Bernice Brenneman Mcry Frances Conover Helen Gene Cantrall Claire Milmine Mercedes Siedler JUNIORS Hazel Ferry Frances Dunn Vera Clayton Adeline Mattes Irene Corzine Lucile Shirey FRESHMEN Harriet Price Helen Coffey SOPHOMORES Elizabeth Stein Dorothea Fear Louise Vent Frances Fockler Vinita Smith Ruth Blythe ALPHA CHI OMEGA Founded at DePauw University 1 883 Colors — Scarlet and olive green Flower — Red carnation Upsilon Province installed May 9, 1913 Faculty Adviser — Professor Arthur Wald Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Irwing Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Orman Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cruikshank Miss Ada Lindsay Faculty Sisters Emma Bates Robbins Fay Fisher SENIORS Mildred Brown Ruth Osmanson Jenny Long Geneva Gregory Evelyn Cole Marjorie Sanborn JUNIORS Miriam Jane Bartlett Jessie Johnston Helen Machan Mildred Wiley SOPHOMORES Lvra Ashurst Charlotte Davis Camille Barnett Lucile Grieder FRESHMEN Dorothy Davis Henriette Kilbride G lene Neher Helen Regan Thelma Deetz Florence Kilbride Nora Phares Helen Sharp Janet Humphrey Margaret Mclntyre Helen Parkinson PLEDGES Mary Louise Sparks Lois Trost Feme Williams SIGMA ALPHA IOTA Founded June 12, 1903 Nu Chapter established May 13, 1917 Colors — Crimson and white Flower — Red rose Faculty Adviser — Donald M. Swarthout Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. M. vL. Swarthout Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Swarthout Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Olds Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lahr Mr. and Mrs. Edward Powers Sisters in Faculty Fredareika Green Ruth Muir Florence Brown Wilna Moffett Ruth Browne Grace Starr Post Graduates Fredareika Green Wilna Moffelt Graduates Gladys Orr Chapter Honorary Member Esther Requarth ACTIVE5 Florence Brown Ruth Muir Wilna Moffett Adele Condon Ruth Brown Gladys Orr Evelyn Wait Esther Long Blanche Ramer Bernice Brennen Ruth Brodman Esther Skoog Fredarieka Green PLEDGES Millicent Kemmerer Margaret Grimsley Virginia Rexroat Elizabeth Moffett Grace Record THE KAPPA SOCIETY Officers President — Charles Lee Vice-President — Anne Milligan Secretary — Bonnie Blackburn Treasurer — Irene Handlin Duerr The Kappa Society is an organization composed of graduates from James Millikin University who have completed at least two years of their college course here, and have attained an average grade of 92 per cent. At the beginning of the senior year, silver keys are presented to those who have made a high honor average for the first three years and at graduation it is replaced by a gold key if the average is maintained throughout the sen- ior year. Those of the Senior class who have received silver keys are: Erna Lohrmann Geneva Gregory Catherine Warren Milligan John Halvor Leek MEMBERS 1907 Jessie L. Ferguson Jessie Lichtenberger Irene Handlin Duerr 1908 Bonnie Blackburn 1909 Lucile Margaret Bragg Benjamin G. Lehenbauer H. Gary Hudson Ruth Stevens Rothacher Alice Dempsey Hamilton Viola M. Bell Mary E. Carroll Edgar H. Allen Lois A. Browne Jesse L. Conel Lottie B. Cook Esther Lou Bergen Laura Kriege Lewis Jessie Ay res Faye Fisher William F. Henderson Loren H. King Ivra Shaw Gray Martha Mcintosh Leah Fullenwider 1910 Flora Ross I9II Alice P. Henderson Ellis H. Hudson 1912 Corrine Painter Holcomb Roger Young Fern Parr Wilkin 1913 Effie Morgan Mary Prestey Maude Yarnell Burchell 1914 Anne Milligan Sophia M. Drobisch 1915 Ruth Lewman 1916 Louise Bradford Dillavou Mary Esther Kassebaum Smashy 1917 Margaret Honeywell Miller Elinor Mills Charles Lee 1918 Henrietta Graybill Margaret Cloyd 1919 Gertrude Guller Mace Elizabeth Knight Deceased THE TRI-COLLEGIATE DEBATING CON! EST The affirmative debating team of the James Millikin University, and the negative debating team of Eureka College debated in the audi- torium of the James Millikin University March I 9, 1 920. The topic of debate was " Resolved that Industrial Disputes should be submitted to a Federal Board for Arbitration. " The Millikin debaters were de- feated by the Eureka team, and Millikin ' s negative team who repre- sented at Wesleyan w ere defeated by the Wesleyan affirmative team. The debaters on the affirmative team were Miss Lois Engleman, Mr. John Birks and Mr. William Flayes; those on the negative team were Mr. Eber Spencer, Mr. Homer Hoewing and Mr. Orville Buckles. The Brownback Story Contest 1 he annual Brownback story contest was won by Miss Ruth Mc Kinney, a member of the Sophomore class. Miss McKinney has shown considerable talent in writing; her stories always rank among the best. In the Freshman-Sophomore Literary Contest, hei essay won first place for the Sophomores. Two contestants tied for second place, Geneva Gregoiy, anci Mir- iam Herron Honorable mention was given to the story written by Violet Bean. The judges in the contest Vfere Mrs. J. C. Hessler, the Reverend Elisha Safford, and Miss Leah Fullenwider. THE BROWN DEBATE The 1 920 Brown Debate was won by Floyd Brenner. The win- ner of this contest receives a prize of $25 w hich is offered each year by Dr. E. J. Brown of Decatur. The topic discussed was the Reform of the Illinois State Tax Law. The four participants discussed the dif- ferent phases of the subject. Floyd Brenner showed the deficiencies of the present system. Orville Buckles talked on the specific prob- lem of local revenue, while Wise discussed state revenue, and Everett Pool disposed various other problems for tax revision. The entire debate was held in a unique and unusual way. FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE CONTEST MAY 20, 1919 For the second timje during the history of the Uterary contests be- tween the Sophomores and Freshmen, the Sophomores won. The chiet event of the evening was a debate. The topic for the de- bate w as, " All insurance should be owned and controlled by the Gov- ernment exclusively. " Miss Wiley and Mr. Beard represented the Sophomore?, and Mr. Banton and Mr. Buckles represented the Fresh- men. The Sophomores w on by a vote of thirteen to twelve. The learned reading contest was w on by Adele Shelah, a Sopho- more. The Freshman representative was Lucile Greider. The essay was won for the Sophomores by Ruth McKinney. The Freshmen won the effective speaking event, Charles Mills defeating Chester Haas. The Freshman stunt, put on by Clarke Logan and Robert Hornback, won three points for the Freshmen. The Sophomores won three out of five events, giving them nine points to the Freshmen ' s six. Paiises Btj tlie Wat) ROUGHAGE Charles Mills i ' LL OF US who are not old, lazy or too large in the waist line need a ration that consists of twenty-eight hundred calor- ies per day. To eat twenty-nine hundred calories means that you place yourself at the mercy of all or Dr. Miles ' liver and stomach pills. Chronic rheumatism will result, w hich means the constant application of St. Jacob ' s oil. To refuse to partake of vitamines is suicidal, for white mice shrivel up and pass away w hen fed on food that contains none of this vital substance. Any child who refuses to eat the lettuce that forms the basis for his salad, deserves to be spanked, for lettuce leaves contain minerals, and miner- als are essential to bone building. It is a foregone conclusion, then, that the child that does not eat lettuce will be a spineless individual. Again, w e must partake liberally of roughage. Scientists point to the fact that an open oats bin means foundered horses, w hile horses may eat clear under a straw stack and emerge on the other side without ex- periencing stom.ach remorse. So we are compelled to eat whole dish- fuls of carrots in order to get the same number of calories that one piece of cheese would have given us — all for the sake of the roughage. Such is the theory, but not the practice, of the Balanced Ration. Just as our system should consume Lwenty-eight hundred caloriesi of food p er day, so should we as individuals consume a definite num- ber of helpful experiences. And in choosing the experiences to which we wish to subject ourselves, w e must include the proper number of vitamines, mineral salts, and roughages along with the ordinary starch. Our ration of experiences must be a carefully balanced one. We w ho are in college are inclined, how ever, to omit one ele- ment of the balanced ration of experiences. We do not get enough roughage of the proper kind. We need more straw. We are prone to feed up on the sweets of life. Most young people get enough vita- mines. We go to enough parties, shows, and general " good times ' . We do not lack in the things that prevent college from becoming one dreary monotonous routine. Neither do we lack in m ineral salts. Most of us make sure that we consume enough of the heavier minerals to insure an educated mind brimful of desirable and useful ideas and facts. But we do not get enough roughage. In every school, from the primary thru the college, we are put in au environment that is at best, artificial. The college is by its very nature artificial. Its pur- pose is to shut the student away from certain distracting features char- acteristic of the outside world in order that the student may be better able to educate himself. And in this motive the college, or any school, is justified. But the danger lies in our tendency to forget completely the necessity for sympathy with the problems of the outside world in our intense interest in our own limited college sphere. The college cannot fulfill its mission of turning out broadminded citizens if interest in college dances stifles their interest in the welfare of the garment w orkers w ho produced their sixty dollar suit of clothes. Neither can the Economics professor teach the necessity of a living w age unless in the outside w orld w e permit ourselves to see the disaster that the lack of that living w age has caused. The best of English instructors cannot teach us to write short stories about homes of poverty unless w e gain at first hand a sympathy with the home that knows what failure to secure daily employment means. Beneath the polish that college should give us, we need a homespun basis. And to build and maintain this homespun basis w e need roughage. I once undertook to devour some roughage. Moreover, it was a kind of roughage that I had never attempted to consume before. 1 had spent the summer previous in a country community populated entire- ly by Germans of recent importation, and had enjoyed myself. I had experienced the joys of beginning with the first table and eating cleai thru the second table, finally finishing w ith the cooks. 1 had soon found out the exact method to follow in attempting to become so friendly with the German girls preparing the meals that they would let me slip in the back door and safely gain a seat at the first table be- fore the other fellows were admitted at the front door. But the rough- age I decided to consume last fall while the quarantine was in effect was of a different kind. I decided to spread around a bit in the city, and learn the difference between working among smokestacks and working among cornstalks. I began my career the first day of quar- antine by calling up the Federal Employment Bureau, and inquiring as to the possibility of securing work. I was informed that two men were wanted to dig and make a foundation for a small soap factory in the east end of tow n. This sounded like a clean job, so 1 secured a partner, and left for the scene of contemplated labor. We found the president of the soap company standing on the corner with his shabby brown coat whipping about his legs in the cool early morning breeze, looking for all the world like he had just dropped off a freight from Cairo on the nearby railroad. He gave us the once over as all great executives are prone to do, and since we sawr that w e were supposed to be impressed by his dignity, we attempted to wear the proper amount of humility for the soap king. He escorted us down an alley, and we finally came to an open space back of a dreary looking flat, w hich w as to be the site of the soap factory. Our executive took us into his confidence, telling us the plans and specifications for the structure. After this exchange of formalities, we got to work. The earth on w hich the historic building was to be erected was not earth at all. It was cinders — plain, unadulterated cinders, tramped down by generations of children ' s feet that had come down the rickety stairways from the apartments above to their dirty cinder plaj -yard . It took a good healthy twelve-pound pick even to scratch the surface of the cinders thru v hich the foundation of the building had to be dug. But after two days of scratching, and the loss of religious sentiments, the trench for the foundation was finished. Then came the compounding of a delicate mixture knovs n as concrete. This art vs as originally founded by the Spaniards during the time of the Inquisition to force rash Protestants to reconsider their views. I reconsidered several things w hile I mixed concrete. All its heathenish attributes exist to the present day — short stubby shovels that necessitate jack-knife posi- tions, along v ith a specific gravity of 2856 for the mixture itself. Our only hope of salvation from complete destruction in those days of con- crete mixing was the hydrant to which we had to go to get water. It usually took about ten minutes to fill two buckets of water, which v ' as probably due to low v ater pressure. Altho every noon we perched on top a pile of lumber and devoured fifteen cents worth of crackers and a glass of jelly, -we found we had a pang of hunger by the middle of every afternoon. We overcame this unauthorized feeling by becoming extremely agreeable with the son of the groceryman who had his store next door. We found that by a few sweet words and caresses we stood a fairly good chance of getting some candy or cook- ies when we needed them most. But despite the low water pres- sure and the time necessary to be friendly with the groceryman ' s boy, the concrete work was gradually finished. On the fifth night we be- took ourselves homeward, seemingly leaving part of our back mixed up in the concrete, but with our checks in our pockets. The soap fac- tory will probably grow into the greatest institution of its kind outside of Chicago, and w e v dll have pride in having laid so firm a basis for its later growth. After spending Sunday in a devout fashion, not because of an over-supply of religion, but because of an over-supply of feeling in my spinal column, I sought new chances for backache. I noticed in Sunday ' s paper that teamsters were v anted to load coke on cars. At five o ' clock on Monday morning, then, I was aw akened from my con- crete dreams by the gentle remindings of my faithful alarm clock. At five-thirty I had arrived at the stables in the southeast part of town. A fellow that looked as tho he had lived several days before prohibition went into effect, emerged from his combined office and bedroom, and assigned me a team. He assured me that they were perfectly safe horses, for which I thanked him. I fed them the prescribed amount, brushed them thoroly, and then harnessed those two perfectly safe spirits. After loafing around until they had their feed eaten, I finally succeeded in getting them to the watering trough, and from there to a big yellow coke wagon. While I w as hitching them up, they fell into another sound night ' s sleep. Eyes closed, low er lips hanging down, and balancing themselves on tw o unsteady feet, they did indeed look like a pair of perfectly safe horses. But by a liberal use of my vocabu- lary and the ends of the lines, 1 got them out on the street and headed toward the gas works. Whether they went or stood still was all one to them, and nearly so to me. For calmness, for meekness, for sub- lime indifference, those two animals would take the medal. They never allowed themselves to be disturbed by outside influences, always flopping along, unmoved by word or blow. 1 almost despaired of ever reaching our destination or rather my destination, for the horses had none. But just a few minutes before seven, we crept slow- ly thru the gates, around the big gas tank, and up to the coke pile. Driving up under the spout of the machine which cleaned the coke and elevated it to the wagon, I awaited the blowing of the seven o ' clock whistle, confident that when the machine did start that the horses would not even cock their ears. The atmosphere was delightful, for the dust of the coke competed with the smell of the gas not only to make you sick outside and in, but to paint you black inside and out, as well. When the wagon was at last full, the horses obliged me by consenting to pull the load to the Illinois Central tracks where a coal car was waiting to receive its load of coke. Because there was no decent place for a respectable horse to lie down and go to sleep, I suc- ceeded in getting my load alongside the coal car. There, with his blue-clad legs hanging over the side of the car and with his hands busy fumibling his scoop shovel, was my assistant. He was a negro, all the rollicking good cheer of that race being expressed in his low whistling as he eyed me on my approach. I must have passed inspec- tion, for he spoke a cheery enough good morning in response to my greeting. As we shoveled away at the coke, we discussed all the sub- jects that must be disposed of be fore friends newly acquainted with each other may become intimate. He remarked that it was an unus- ually fine morning. I responded with the original thot that the fall had been an unusually dry one. Our talking was of value in one re- spect, for as he started to air his views on a topic, he would put his shovel to the floor, and gradually straighten up from the bent position of shovelling. Naturally, in order to put my gems of thot on a par with his, I also had to stop shovelling in order to put my views in a statesmanlike manner. We soon found, moreover, that we could hear better what the other fellow had to say if we ceased shoveling un- til our conversation had died out. Soon, however, he found it neces- sary to stop his work in order to watch every man or automobile that chanced to go by on the nearby street. But 1 could not quite argue myself into not working at least part of the time. The more he at- tempted to work, the more he seemed to think that his chief mission in life was to observe and not to labor. The result was that I had my end of the wagon cleaned up when his end was but half empty. After shovelling out my end of the wagon, I took no particular delight in helping him clean up his. But I gave him a hand, and soon had an empty wagon. I eventually arrived at the coke screener, despite my horses, and stood in line ready to receive another load. Again I breathed gas and ate coke dust. But finally my wagon was once more filled, and my trusty steeds peacefully wended their way in the gen- eral direction of the car. As my colored man helped me unload the wagon the second time, we broached the subject of the war, but since we seemed to have identical opinions on all possible phases of the war, the conversation died for lack of competitive ideas. But despite our lack of conversation, my friend took frequent spells of ample length to stretch his back and survey the surrounding landscape. Try as 1 might, I could not succeed in wasting as much time in such a beauti- fully innocent fashion as he could. 1 envied his rest, but 1 appeared awkward in my attempted vacations, and decided 1 would rather work than appear unproficient in such an elementary art as soldiering. 1 no- ticed that he commenced to eye me with a growing concern as he no- ticed that 1 was working halfway steadily. Again 1 had to clean out his end of the wagon after 1 had fmished mine. When 1 had returned and secured my third load and was again unloading it, my so-called assistant took more vacations than ever, always leaning cross-legged over the end of his shovel. But this tim(S he stood and looked searching- ly at me, as tho there was some deep mystery about me that was his mission in life tc solve. As 1 appeared on the scene with my fourth and fifth loads, our conversation became exceedingly sparse. As I plugged away, 1 was conscious of the fact that in between his occasional shov- el-fuls he was viewing me with an attitude that was a mixture of alarm and disgust. Amused by this, 1 proceeded to put on a very industrious air, and shoveled as tho 1 actually might be expecting to earn my pay. The silence became oppressive; his amazement at so bold an upstart became more intense. When 1 had received my sixth load, the five-till- twelve whistles were blowing, at last corroborating my appetite, which had been trying to convince me that it was dinner time ever since nine- thirty. But there was no convenient place to unhitch in the coke yard; so I decided to haul the load over alongside the car before unhitching. As I came into view, my colored friend was just finishing helping to shovel off the load of the preceding wagon. Evidently he was alread having contortions of expectancy in his stomach, for the instant he saw me, the dinner smile came off his face, and he assumed a most pe- culiar expression. For a moment it could be plainly seen that he was angry — unreservedly so. Then he finally assumed an air of downright pity for all mortal fools, his wide-eyed visage giving expres- 129 sion to his thots. With the air of a disgusted yet tolerant mother, he looked me in the eye and seriously said, " Aint yo ' done goin ' to eat no dinnah " ? Anxious to relieve further anxiety, I assured him that I was. The effect was tremendous. A relieved expres-sion came over his face. He considered me a m,an who had been on the verge of per- dition and had been saved by a lucky individual reformation. He ex- pressed his joy at my salvation by blurting out, " Wal, ah thoawt you, wurn ' t no fool ' ! 1 thanked him for his rare confidence in me. From that time on his confidence seemed restored, despite my mysterious desire to do part of a day ' s work, for had 1 not admitted that 1 was go- mg to eat dinner, and in that alone was there not proof that 1 was hu- man, after all- ' His belief in me as a human being was further strengthened that noon. The boss at the coke pile informed me that it was customary to take a half hour noon, and that 1 would therefore be back at twelve-thirty to resume my work. But privately 1 had my ow n ideas on the subject of lunch hours. One-half hour was not enough for a man who had worked since five-thirty to unhitch his team, feed them, get to the Little Gem Restaurant, and get the team rehitched. Needless to say I did not appear until one o clock. The boss and I had a little conference, from which 1 einerged none the wiser. Every day 1 showed up at exactly one o ' clock, and the boss seemed to reconcile himself with the thot that it was a Bolshevistic age. But the fact that 1 had not bolted my food down in five minutes and w as noi back at work at twelve-ten seemed to furnish the only addition- al proof needed by my colored friend to convince him that I was hu- man. That afternoon, and on all succeeding days, our conversation did not drag. We discussed everything from local politics to religion. He pointed out the necessity for a peaceful home. He did not approve of divorces or rolling pins. He believed in " cuUud folks goin ' to church and behavin ' themselves. " From this I assumed that the only reason he had these peculiar adeas was because he had been unfortunate enough to marry a w oman that was either twice as big as he was or else controlled all the money. In either case it w as autocracy. The last day that I frequented the gas w orks w as a peculiar day. It was cloudy and chill. A mist-like sprinkle kept everything wet and cold. The clouds refused to stop the descent of the moisture, neither would they let it come hard enough to give an excuse to stop w ork because of rain. Part of the time it snowed, but the flakes soon melt- ed on the warm coke. It was a genuine joy-forsaken day. At night I was cold and hungry, anxious to get home and exchange wet shoes for dry ones, black clothes for clean ones. When at last I had safely deposited my team and w agon at the barn, I caught the first Riverside car in sight. Despite the fact that none of the people on the six o ' clock West Main street car seemed to want to rub elbows with my wet 130 clothes on which an abundance of coke dust had transformed into a tort of paste, 1 arrived home without personal injury being done me. Great was my jcy when, on coming up on the front porch, I saw a big grate fire burning in the front rom. I knew that the luxury of a grate fire was usually reserved for state occasions, but had not some kind member of the family, in an unusual display of unselfishness, built that tiie for me, knowing that after a day ' s work on a wet coke pile I would appreciate such a fire? I hurriedly took off my dirty shoes out- side the door, and stepped into the warm house. No one answered my calls. I went into the kitchen, and there removed the socks that had absorbed two gallons of melted snow water. Hurriedly I went into the front room with its grate fire, placed some newspapers over the easiest chair in the rocm, and sank down before the fire. It was indeed a grand feeling to be at home once more v ith a grate fire before you after a day of shovelling coke in the rain. Dozing in unparalleled lux- ury, I thot over the different experiences of the several weeks of quar- antine. I thot of the amusing incidents. I realized that I had experi- enced the most convincing argument in the world for the eight hour day in industries, that is, eight hours of actual work in some back- bending industry. As 1 thought over the dull monotony of eight hours of continuous coke shovelling, with the total lack of any form of mo- tivation, I realized that I at least had a sympathy for the man who, con- signed to an endless Ufe of such eight hour days, was inclined to sol- dier on the job. In brief, I had partaken of roughage. Some of it coarse, ' tis true, but all of it digestible. Suddenly 1 heard laughter and gay words in front of the house. Before 1 was fully alert, I heard several pairs of feet come bouncing up on the front porch. I jumped up, but flight was impossible. Some- one had already opened the front door, and the only way to escape was to go by that door. There I stood, glowering at the intruders, with my bare, tho black, feet, and my wet and dirty clothes backed by a paper-lined chair. Several young ladies drew back with a start as they saw me. My sister finally emerged from the door, and explained to her Sunday school class that I had just returned from a coke pile. Re- alizing that the fire had not been built for m.e, I went out thru a door- ful of young women who seemed to have a sense of humor. I le.t the room in which I had been musing on the digestion of roughage; it was about to be ueed for the consumption of vitamines. WHITHER? (Upon the discussion of the value of a liberal education) FIrom the ship ' s deck he frowns At the shore ' s shifting browns — A stevedore; Practiced the hand Fast steering from land The ship, boldly manned, To Singapore. The sky, bowing queen, Grey-blue to blue green Kisses softly. Far above, screaming gulls, Deep below, ' reath the hull ' s Vibrant timbers, the lulls Of the sea-folk. Sky was sky, cloud was cloud. Waves but water, night a shroud. To the stevedore; Depths abysses, shallows shoals, Land a haven, countries goals ; Gulls were signals, sea-folk tolls, Nothing more. Old he grew; wind and squall Finally mastered, spread his pall. Mist was blowing. God, that we should sink as he Unenlightened in the sea, Blinded, face eternity. Never knowing. — Evelyn Cole. A DERBY HAT Robert A. Barracks There is a certain fascination about a derby hat that has an irresisti- ble appeal to a man, whether he be young or old. What this some- thing is I cannot say, unless it may be that the derby is descended to us from the days when men wore its cast iron ancestor to lessen the shock of nail studded clubs in the hands of playful enemies. Doubt- less in those days the wearing of such a head gear brought a certain sense of bravado, a feeling of security that made the wearer step forth and face the world confidently, almost defiantly, secure in the pro- tection his hat afforded. It may be that today the influence of our warlike ancestors stirs in our blood and causes us to lean towards the derby hat as a head-dress. It may be this, I say, that appeals to us and makes us all at one time or another in our lives, don a hard hat, step out, and mian the taunts of the world for a little while. I bought a derby once; true, I didn ' t intend to, for I entered the shop with the intention of purchasing a black, white and green checked cap; at least so I told myself — and the clerk. While this clerk rum - aged about the stock looking for the style I demanded — and knew he didn ' t have, my eyes roved up and down the rows of shelved hats until at last I spied the slick, shiny, mound-like form of a derby, labeled " 7 " — my size. Watching the clerk warily, 1 oozed towards the hat, reached it down from its shelf, and passed my fingers over its glisten- ing surface! It roughened like a cat ' s back rubbed the wrong way. I smoothed frantically the other way, and magically its gloss returned in renewed splendor, and as it responded to my caressing touch, a certain magnetism emanated from it, drawing me irresistibly. 1 placed it gin- gerly upon my head ; it balanced precariously on the lump on the rear elevation of my cranium, then tilted rakishly backwards. I yanked down on the brim, it caught for a moment on the lump and then slid down over my eyes, a most fascinating and entertaining hat. Madness seized me — I bought it ! I wore it down town that night, and bravely, defiantly, I walked down the brilliantly lighted streets. Ahead, a group of girls ap- proached. Deftly I shoved the derby back to the rakish position, yanked at mjy cuffs, and assumed a nonchalant air. I passed the girls without a glance to right or left and then I heard it — the most virulent, serpent ' s hiss of a giggle 1 had ever heard. I blushed, and a cold feeling crept from my feet upwards. Angrily 1 yanked downward on the brim, tilted my cigarette to a sharp angle upward, stuck my elbows be- ligerently outward, and became hard-boiled. In the block ahead I spied a group of men lounging about in front of a pool room. I made for them with an evil glint in my eye. 1 crossed the street, mounted the curb, and then, turning to the left, I went around the block. The man without a country had nothing on me. I was branded, marked before the world as the wearer of a derby hat. 1 was desperate — panic stricken. Another group of girls bore down on me — 1 knew them — I fled, plunging into the dark refuge of a movie show ; at last 1 was safe. I placed my accursed hat on the seat beside me, and fixed my muddled thoughts on the picture. A dark figure loomed beside me — a lady de- siring a seat. I rose, moved over one seat — and sat dov n ; there was a rending, paste boardy scrunch, people on all sides looked in my di- rection, but did 1 move? Did 1 jump up hastily, snatch my derby from beneath me, and geize ruefully at the mangled remams? 1 did not. I snuggled dovv n peacefully on that shattered hat, crossed my legs, 1 leaned back and smiled benignly at the little bit of world about me. My mind was at rest; I was supremely happy, and deliciously comfortable — on a derby hat. THE BUGGY Mildred Wiley UNDAY is a peaceful day on a farm. The thickly popu- lated barnyard is noisy as upon any other day, but in the warm sunshine of a Sunday afternoon there comes a feeling of kinship and friendliness with all these beasts and fowls that farmers haven ' t time to realize during the business-like rush of the week-day routine. All the animals have per- sonalities like those in Anderson ' s tales. I can, by listening to the gossipy duckings coming from the dust-pile under that walnut tree, gradually understand what these stately feathered dowagers are talk- ing about, and their attitude toward life. That portly White Wyan- dotte who is smoo thing her feathers complacently w ith her glossy yel- low beak is something of a social leader. Her mild " caw, caw " , is nicely modulated, and her mien lady-like and reserved, showing a cer- tain conscious self-satisfaction. Three awkward White Wyandotte chicks sit near her, aping their mother ' s manners. They are at the ungraceful age when their heads and necks are guiltless of feathers, and they twist their scrawny pink throats about inquiringly at every remark from their mother. Mrs. Plymouth Rock, on the other hand, makes no claim to social distinction. She dusts her feathers comfort- ably, and begins an animated conversation with Madame R. I. Red upon the latest barnyard gossip — making no attempt to imitate the lady-like aloofness of the White Wyandotte. The two confide, ex- postulate, and exclaim, w ith many inquiring inflections in their voices. Perhaps they are commenting on the behavior of the slender, tailored Miss White Leghorn, or maybe complaining over the scarcity of lady bugs or the shortness of measuring worms. Leaving the group under the tree 1 pass thru the gate by the high straw barn with its two adjacent silos. As I pass the barn, I see thru an open window the lazy pigs taking their afternoon snooze, or grunt- ing and squealing over some well-chewed corn-cob. Their beady eyes squint up at me inquiringly, but when they see that I ' m not the person who feeds them they take no more interest in me. I ' ve known so many people just like my friends the porkers. A tall white rooster with an imposing red comb swaggers thru the pig pen with his head cocked on one side and his bright eyes on the quarrelers. With a quick flutter he is in the midst of the fray, has pecked the few remaining grains from the cob, and is off again w ith a squawk before the sur- prised pigs have even had time to grunt their astonishment. As I go by the barn door, three kittens tumble out through a hole in it and scuttle after me. They are so fat that they can hardly waddle. One is black with vsrhite paws, one is all black, and the other is all v hite except for black spot on its nose. Their spiky little tails stick 135 a straight up in the air; their mother follows discreetly behind with somewhat worried air. The cares of a family evidently weigh upon her mind. Occasionally she gives a gently maternal purr, which is answered by the antics of her capering children, as they scamper valid- ly about her, and about my feet. The cattle and sheep are grazing tranquilly in the meadow, and over the pasture bars leans my friendly old Duke, whinneying his welcome to me . " Good old grey horse, how long it has been since I have taken the time to visit you ! It is like meeting an old friend and renewing old acquaintance " , for our friendship has been long and intimate in days gone by. Time was when the whole family depended on Duke as one of its most important members. I remember when mother used to braid my hair in two tails and tie it with a big bow on either side, dress me ai starchy gingham, and take me to town with her in the buggy. What fascinating tiips those used to be! The country thru which we drove was to me an enchanted land, and I used to make up stories about the people we saw along the way. Old Duke jogged along in the June sunshine, occasionally switching his tail aL the flies, or toss- ing his head. Black butterflies with orange stripes on their wings flut- tered upon the weeds and grass along the road. Squirrels and chip- munks ran along the rail fences, racing with us. Quail started up and ran ahead of us for a time till they finally became alarmed and rose in the air with a great whirring of wings. AX ' hen we arrived in town and hitched Duke on a shady corner of a side street — what fun it was to go with mother to the stores and to coax for the candy that 1 knew I would get ! And the ride home thru the lengthening shadows was equally pleasant, as I sat munching in sticky contentment. We met men riding their horses in from work, the harness rattling and jingling as they came. We saw busy farm dogs bringing their herds of cows up from their creek bottom pasture thru the lanes to the barn-yards. We saw long-legged colts awkward- ly following their mothers as they were turned out to graze for the night. And by the time we turned in our own curved lane, a very happy little girl was ready for her bread and milk, and went to sleep dreaming of her buggy ride. From these pleasant summer rides to the buggy ride in the winter is a far cry. But even a buggy ride in the winter has its charm. Mary Ellen and I drove Duke to the town where we went to high school for four years — a drive of six miles which we made the winter long. Bundled up in sweaters, coats, toboggan caps and mufflers, we would get in behind our storm front, wrapped with robes and blankets. Duke often broke a fresh trail thru drifted snow, while we could scarcely see thru the glass for the snow that whirled about us. Some- times there fell a cold sleety rain, but within all was warm, and old Uuke trotted along with real horse stoicism. Irosty INovember days we have left off the storm front and lound our taces covered with a powdery frost when we got to town. Un pleasant evenings in the fail and spring we put the top down, tied the lines to the dashboard, and picnicked ail the way on warm roils from the village bakery, crackers and cheese, or other food delightful to hungry school girls. Sometimes if we had an early start we took the road by a deserted apple orchard, and there filled our pockets. I his orchard stood by a grey, empty house, and the trees weie gnarly and crooked and old, but the fruit had a flavor for us that couldn ' t be ex- celled. And what marvellous sunsets we used to see! A crimson lake would change constantly in shape and color glowing from the deepest scarlet to a gentle rose. This lake of fire threw a reflection over the whole sky, turning it into merging shades of gold, turquoise, pink, sapphire, and ruby. The white clouds were tinted with color and edged with roseate light — and near the horizon violet merged into pearly grey. After those high school days my buggy rides became few er — but still 1 count among my happiest times my journeys in the buggy. With someone of as old-fashioned turn of mind as I, I have driven along idly on a summer day, the wheels cheerily droning, and all our cares in the background. It is a pleasant thing to have no aim in mind when you go buggy riding. Simply to sit at your ease, letting the horse take his own pace and guide himself, leaves one ' s time free for talk and for quiet friendliness — for pleasantly indolent observa- tion. On such buggy rides 1 have found out l ong leafy lanes that no ir 0- torist ever knows. I have seert many lovely pictures — a log cabin with the glowing beauty of a trumpet-vine in full bloom clambering over the entire side of it; a wooden wind mill covered with Virginia creeper ; a little shiny pond with stones on its edge and big trees bend- ing over it; a lane plunging into a forest of nearly primeval beauty; a w ild plum hedge in riotous bloom. 1 have found a drive by the river where people seldom go, and where the deep shadowy water reflects the willows and the elms, where the sycamore bends over till its leaves dip into the water, and the frightened blue heron flaps away into the underbrush on hearing your approach. Birds fly up and perch on the arch of the great stone bridge nearby — it was in that place that 1 first saw an indigo bunting and heard the rippling melody of its song. When w e have stopped at such places as this, Duke has shown a tolerant spirit for our whims and fancies. He has a benevolent indulg- ence for our enjoyment of forsEiken roads and quiet w oods. He even enjoys our frequent pauses, and spends the time cropping the grass — slopping occasionally with grass in his teeth to turn a mildly question- ing eye in our direction. He does not mind if we leave him cropping to spread our lunch upon the bank of the placid river, but eats his lunch w ith as much satisfaction as we have m consuming our moist sandwiches and big red apples — only keeping a protecting eye on us the w hile. We feed him apples too, and then explore, say, the pebbly shore of the river till the shadow s grow longer and the air smells of evening freshness. Then w e get into the buggy once more, and drive back tow ard the sunset, while birds call their young ones home and the cow -bells tinkle in the pastures. It is a soft dusk when w e drive into the lane, and Thompson is waiting to take our horse. " Well, d ' ye have a nice drive, girls " ? he says w ith the cheerfulness that is a jew el in a hired man. We assure him that we did and he seems to believe it — but he apparently thinks us a little queer. " Catch me goin ' in a buggy if I had a car like you folks have " , he . ' ays. " Fore long this boy ' s goin ' to get a Ford roadster, and then you bet I ' ll get over the ground. " Poor Thompson! He ' s a very good citizen and all that — but lim- ited in his scale of enjoyment. He goes riding merely to " get over the ground. " He hasn ' t the capacity to enjoy the kind of things that Duke and 1 enjoy. Good old Duke! See how he twists his head over the pasture gate, and how v istfuUy he looks at me. Does he long to give me a pleasant buggy ride as much as 1 long to have one? And does he wish taat I wouldn ' t w aste so much time in useless fritterings w hen 1 could be out on the open road? The Sunday afternoon is nearly over; up there in the sky is a little new curved moon, all white now but soon to light up, after the sun gets down behind those trees on the hill. 1 am glad I renewed my acquaintance with the barnyard friends, and es- pecially -whh my old grey companion of so many pleasant memories. T omorrow — yes, I am sure — tomorrow afternoon 1 w ill fix a basket of lunch, get someone as foolish and as wise as I am, fasten o nce more tile buckles and straps of the harness that I used to fasten so often — and go for a ride in the buggy ! AN APRIL FANTASY When tiny Spring Folk with their flutes Arouse and wake the sleeping lands. Each new clad tree laughs joyously And claps on high its small, green hands. The bluets and hepaticas Throw back their cool brown quilts And rise in glad surprise and rub their eyes, Each tight wrapped bud flings off its cloak And stretches up tow ard singing skies. The soft, gray catkins gently purr And sun themselves on shimmering trees; The red bud blushes on the hills To hear the Spring Folks ' wooing pleas, Is caught and echoed note by note. By every fragile blue bell chime By every singing spring bird throat! Oh, sad earth-souls with songless hearts For you is pi ped that melting strain; The Tiny Folk strive hard to bring Blithe Romance back to you again! — Ruth McKinney. AMICITIA When I return, my dear, when I return Thrilling with some glad secret And do not find you there To laugh for joy with me The flavor of the new-found joy is gone I cannot sense it fully Without your understanding sympathy. When I return dejected, when I come With heartbreak in my throat to find you Desperate with the need of tender knowledge Which you alone can show But you are gone! Lonely I fight my fight and strive To keep my poise till you return And all the world becomes serene again. if I should pray To have you always near me It surely were too great a boon to ask Surpassing my deserts. But should I ask The gift of an eternal consciousness of you Gift of clear eyes — the firm all-seeing faith To see you in the birds and in the trees And feel your spirit — ever Surely this would be A prayer that God might grant. — Harriet Mildred Wiley. MY MOTHER I saw my mother every day. The firm, round chin; The two deep lines which braced her mouth, The fluffy hair Beneath which watched her quiet eyes Which always seemed to look straight into me, Her hands, work-warped and never still I saw them all with that appalling disregard of youth. 1 say the dull blue dress Which I disliked And fretted both myself and her Because I saw it. And that last day, when face to face. We knew that our companionship was past, I heard as sound her calm and rarely playful voice. And heard as words her farewell wish to me: " God bless and keep you, dear! " I see my mother every day, I do not see her flesh and blood reality; I see her as she is. I see her face distinctly limned With laughter, purpose, pain, and not with lines. I see her clothed more radiantly. Than I can ever be; For she is clothed in bright beatitudes. The meekness, mercy, peace — I see them all. But most of all. The hunger and the thirsting after righteousness. And in her voice and in her words I now can catch the echo of that Perfect Love Which passeth knowledge and which knows no end. " God bless and keep you, dear! " — Ruth McKinney. COMMUNION Our thots are tiny silver rays That reach from us to heaven And when last night, tho miles away, I thot of you and you of me. Our silver rays converged And formed an angle and a silver road O ' er which our innermost desires went winging Till yours reached me And mine reached you. For our thots had met in God. — Geneva Gregory. NIAGARA William F. Hayes HE brightly colorful advertisements of the trip had caught . . J ° eyes at several ticket offices before we ever reached ysM$ Niagara, and consequently we decided quickly that we " would make the circuit around the falls, the lower rapids, and whatever else might be included for the small sum of one dollar plus war tax. We bought our tickets from a young clerk with a yellow pencil behind his ear, and a snapping bark of a voice which he exercised when we asked him if he would take Canadian coin in payment. He left no do ubt in our minds ; no, he convinced us that our good United States money would have to be parted with. By the way, they certainly are fond of the old eagle around that tourist- mfested town. Before we had been there long, we rather expected to see some idol in the shape of a dollar erected on some one of the greens. 1 am sure that if we had found it we would have seen the popu- lace en masse or at least en demi-masse bowed down before it. While waiting for the car which was to take us around the falls, I felt some- thing crawling over my newly shined hoes. With one startled glance down 1 discovered a ragged, but certainly promising boy about ten years of age industriously polishing the dust from m;y shine with a piece of green felt. (Aha! fc felt the felt, did 1 not)? Digging dole- fully into my pocket, 1 produced a dime for his lordship. He accepted it as a matter of course, and proceeded to attack Dick ' s shining black shoes. Convulsively clutching our change, however, we escaped him and boarded the dingy red electric car which had just rounded the corner. That boy m,ay be a Rockefeller in embryo, who knows? Al any rate he displayed tendencies capable of development in one way or another. Forgetting him, however, we began our trip — the trip which the folders insisted was " the best thing to be seen or done at the falls, ask anyone that ' s been here, and they will tell you the same. " The car made progress along a crowded thoroughfare, where tall gray haired men stopped with their grandchildren to examine and covet the souvenir treasures which every window which was not a restaurant window displayed; where obliging young clerks told am- bitious sight seers the old Indian legend of the falls; and where eco- nomical travellers studied the menus in restaurant and hotel windows to discover where he might find the greatest number of appetizing calories for the least money — Canadian or Uncle Sam ' s. Out of the scurrying and bustle of the business district we bumped out onto the long steel bride across the river just a few hundred feet below the falls. We were in Canada. I wonder if that sort of thing gives anyone else the same kind of sensation it does me. Driving along in a car, for in- stance, you are told that the state line is right here. You are in Indi- ana, and then the first thing you know you are in Illinois. Spooky, isn ' t it? You are under a different set of laws. The people in the corn field over there would support Low den for President instead of your man. W. J. Bryan is a product of this part of the country, while; a few yards back you were in the land of James Whitcomb Riley and Gene Stratton-Porter. And so, without experiencing any great change in climate, scenery, or altitude we w ere transported from our own, our native land into Canada. Turning to the left as soon as it left the bridge the car ran slowly along the river closer and closer to the great Horseshoe Fall, w hile the tourists revelled in the wonderful view. The car jerked to a stop, and a droning voice invited us to stop and take the trip in behind the Fall thru the underground passagew ay. " Tickets are good for stopovers as long as you w ant to stay " , they told us, and added that " this is absolutely the best feature of the trip to Niagara — ask anybody that ' s been here, an ' they ' ll tell you the same thing. " Hurrying out just as the car started off again, and ignoring the anxious ticket sellers for the time, we strolled over to the iron railing at the cliff ' s edge for the best possible view of the American and the Horse- shoe Falls. The larger fall w as nearer to us, and the river was easily visible for some distance above the final drop of one hundred and sixty feel The water, dancing and dodging in and oi5t among the rocks, was rush- ing, dashing onward toward us and toward its leap into space. As it soared over the edge into the air and downward its lovely greenness made one mindful of green trees, and grass, and everything else beau- tiful and fresh and gay. And then, it broke itself upon rocks below, sending a white spray high into the air, higher than the fall itself, and sending a roar, loud, steady, never-ending to our ears, and to thou- sands or other ears close by. Dov n below us the w ater was churned and la- ' hed into a foamy w hitere s for all the %vorld like fresh milk in a pail back home on the farm. Then it sank into wh t must have been tho great deoth of the river at that point not to reappear so turbulently until it shuld reach the rapids far below . As we v atched, the little Maid o ' the Mist steamed slow ly up into the horseshoe, turned, and started back tow ard its pier. As we had recently left the deck of the little boat it w as interesting to watch the oilskin covered group as they gazed wonderingly upw ard and all about them, and occasiorially snapped a kodak, utteriner a prayer, perhaps, for a good result from some of the negatives. We turned away from the scene, decided to take the trip in behind the falls. Clad in rubber boots, oilskin coats, and hoods w e went down the elevator, along a narrow tunnel to the platform which led us out just underneath the heavy fall of water. A little of the spray reached us, and it was as if a heavy rain were beating upon the rocks. But for the waterproofing we would have been drenched to the skin in an instant. After a few moments of gazing from ihis vantage point, we agam took up the slippery path back to the elevator, and up again to the check room where our hats, coats, shoes, and deflated pocket books had been left. We dressed, and boarded the next electric which came leisurely by wnth enough vacant seat room to accommodate the three of us. We were off for the rest of the trip. The car drew slowly away from the falls, following the course of the river, and finally passing out of sight of the Horseshoe around a curve in the river which was skirted with low hanging trees and shrubbery. It made several stops along the way, and we finally alighted on the little stone platform where tickets for a trip on the aerial car w ere to be had. Solemnly and repeatedly the barkers informed the sightseers that they had " come a long way to see Niagara, and would have to take this little trip or miss the best part of the visit — ask any that ' s taken it ' n they ' ll tell yu the same thing. " The little car was halfway across when we first saw it, and was moving slowly over the cables toward us. Enclosed in a basketTike cage, with little chance of falling out without a good climb first, were a man, his wife, and two boys. The little boy in his first knickerbockers was frankly frightened, and clung to his mother tightly during all the trip. The older, perhaps ten years of age, was attempting to look perfectly at ease, and was succeeding as well as ten year old boys usually do in such an undertaking. Far be- low was the whirlpool which the cables spanned. The river, tearing down pell mell in its course struck a hill directly in its path, and was forced to turn and twist and back around upon itself, and go off at a sharp tangent nearly back over the same course. This business of continually righting itself and changing its direction so abruptly, kept the water whirling spasmodically around and around in innumerable and ever-changing vortices, the sum total of which is known as the Niagara whirlpool. Tree lim,bs, barrel staves, all sorts of debris brought from miles away to leap the falls and rush on down the river, whirled, sank and rose again, played about in the waters for a few mo- ments, and at length followed the river down its new path. The stucco contractor from Oklahoma City, who attached himself to our party at this point, carefully explained the whirlpool to us in all its v orkings, wrote copious notes of his observations in a large red notebook, and told us that Oklahoma City was the finest, the most wonderful city in the world, barring none, without once getting the three operations mixed at all. His gray hair and his prodigious respect for himself led us to accord him great respect also. I have no doubt he would have been a very entertaining grandfather for somebody ' s children, but I fear for his stucco houses. " The best feature of the entire trip " , we were next told — " ask any body that ' s been here, he ' ll tell you th ' same " — w as the place w here General Braddock ' s — or somebody ' s monument w as erected, a tall, w hite marble outlined against the blue sky, and we were begged to walk up and have a look at it for half a dollar. Beginning to catch on by this time, however, we turned our backs on the general, and bought a six cent piece of chocolate v hich tasted so good that we immediately bought another. The next two cars that came along were packed, but the third one carried us on down the river to the little Canadian town, where boys sold whole baskets of fruit for fifteen cents, (the baskets were large enough to hold two purple plums, a peach, and per- haps a couple of grapes) and where we turned to begin our journey back to the starting point. This time the route was much more direct, and there were no stops. The track followed the water ' s edge closely, even alongside the most turbulent part of the rapids. A heavy storm on Lake Michigan would hardly have rivalled these rapids in the mat- ter of waves. High into the air they flung their crests, and the con- stant beating against submerged rocks kept the water perfectly white with foam and spray. The current travelled, the pamphlet said, at thirty miles an hour. To us it seemed fairly to fly by. Above us a sheer wall of brown rock rose, 1 guessed about two feet into the air. Here and there a hardy weed or shrub grew out of it, aspiring toward its height. The face of the cliff was moist and cool from the ceaseless rain of spray which floated to it from the rapids. Up we climbed slowly beside the cliff, until we suddenly found ourselves back in the city where we would have to keep our eyes open for budding finan- ciers, and our pocketbooks closed from catchy souvenirs. In our stateroom on board the Lake Erie steamer that night, I was vainly trying to coax the sandman to operate on me, when from the lower berth I heard one of the fellows mumble sleepily, " This is absolutely the hottest hole I ever tried to sleep in — ask anybody that ' s been here; they ' ll tell you the same thing. " INTERESTING PAUSE ON DECATUR ' S PATHWAY Evelyn Cole LINCOLN ' S COURTHOUSE HE log court house where Abraham Lincoln first practiced law hs-s been moved from its original place on Lincoln Square to Fair- view Park where it may now be seen ris- ing upon a steep eminence, and looking down upon the red drives beneath. Two cannon, relics of the Civil war, point their ncses proudly skj ward from the edge of the sheer descent at the south, dumb guard- ians of a master ' s haunt. Tall trees sur- round the cabin, and form an appropriate setting for its solitude. As I look up from my station at the foot of the hill, I half close my eyes, and gaze upon that historic building through the haze of many years. The tall form of Lincoln arises before me in my fancy, climbs the grey path up the hill with determined strides. For a moment the tall form is silhouetted against the darkening sky; then it sloops be- fore the doorway sunk in the side of the wall, and disappears into the dark interior. I listen intently. Is it only the sighing of the sentinel trees, or do I hear the sonorous voice of Lincoln echoing from within. I open n%y eyes wide once more, and see only a two-storied cabin of hewn logs, whose two eyes of v dndows stare at me in astonishment — a dreary husk from which the spirit long has fled, a mute reminder of a glorious past. My melancholy reverie is suddenly disturbed by a brown and or- ange colored squirrel, who, flaunting his bushy tail, scampers wildly up the hill and into the topmost tree, a timely reminder of the living present. Picking up my notebook, I turn and walk brisklj ' ' down the red shale drive. THE DECATUR DRUG COMPANY As I entered the door of the Decatur Drug Company, and took my first breath of that pecuHar drug store odor, that composite smell of powder, drugs, perfume, sulphur, fresh paper, and patent medicines, the tall young floorwalker stepped up to me quickly. " What will you have, Miss (pause, during which he seemed to wish me to interrupt, and save him from the disgrace of not know- ing my name). " Nothing " , I answered. " I am looking for material for a descrip- tive essay, and I would like to look around, if 1 may. " " Well, now, that ' s interesting. A — what ' ? " An essay. " " Well, I should say so. Help yourself, stay as long as you like. Let me get you a chair. " I declined abruptly, and opened my notebook on the glass counter that displaj ' ed liquid dress shields and box stationery. My blond and inquisitive friend stationed himself two yards from me, leaning his long frame carelessly against the wrapping counter, and observed me closely. As I looked out over the sea of glass counters, patent medicine ad- vertisements, dye cabinets, cases of umbrellas, bustling clerks, and swarming shoppers, I was startled by a shrill voice behind me. A thin nosed, sharp-eyed little woman dressed in a black and white checked Kersey dress trim med with elaborate tatting collar and cuffs, and a millinery horror of black straw and red muslin roses, pressed against the glass with such force that I half expected to see the counter crum ble in beneath her weight. " Yes. ' Hot w ater bottle ' is w hat I said " , she piped. The floorwalker winked. 1 busied myself inspecting the walls. Ttiey were literally walls of bottles, row on row, shelf on shelf, tier on tier, up to the very ceiling. A stocky negro boy in a vivid blue shirt chmbed quickly up the sliding ladder, as 1 watched, pulled himself on it first to the right, then to the left, until he arrived at the right spot — indicated to him by an impatient old man below. He removed the bot- tle, leaving a dark gap in the otherw ise unbroken w all, and descended carefully. The curious floorwalker could restrain himself no longer. " Co to school here " ? 1 nodded. " High school or Millikin " ? " Millikin. Do you mind if I walk around " ? He followed me down the narrow aisles between the counters, talking rapidly at my blue serge back. Above me a life-sized plaster of paris pig rooted the top of the counter with dilated nostrils, and dis- played upon his healthy fat side the information: " Avalon Farms Hog-Tone Puts kinks in their tails. " I circled the main aisle, followed by Blondy, and passed a middle- aged Salvation Army woman buying Dier Kiss powder, two giggling school girls picking out rouge and lip-stick, and a well dressed woman in tailored serge describing the kind of liver pills she had purchased two weeks befoie and wanted to duplicate. Arriving once more at the front entrance, 1 placed my book upon the counter and scribbled furiously. The display window just in front of me contained three huge bowls of beautiful goldfish. Through the castles of green, grey, and pink, the irridescent gold and silver of the shining bodies flashed about, causing the water to gleam with ever changing lights and shad- ows. I watched the dancing water, the green water-floss floating on top of it, and the rise and fall of the tiny transparent fins with growing fascination. Suddenly 1 became conscious of the floorwalker behind me. He was peering over my shoulder, and inspecting my open notebook. Picking up my pen, 1 quickly jotted under his geize: " Center of interest, a blond pest, Inquisitive Floorwalker " , and sailed through the open door. NICK ' S When I am tired from a long afternoon ' s shopping, I like to go into Nick ' s. 1 like the furtive odor of the polish that greets me as I enter from ihe street; 1 enjoy the homey atmosphere that welcomes me in Nick ' s shining face, in the Citizen ' s National Bank calendar, and the tall cases of Hershey ' s, gum, cigars, and shoe cleaner. I nod to Nick, pull my skirts snugly around me with one hand (that they may not catch on the iron shoe rests) and mount the two steep marble steps to my waiting chair. 1 brace myself, placing my black walking shoe f olidly on the foot rests in front of me, settle myself into my most rid- iculous hunch of comfort, and relax. Nick ' s Shoe Shining Parlor is tucked away between an alley and the William Gushard Dry Goods Company, from whose rear court it is separated only by a clumsy partition, half windows. Through these windows and the red letters of Nick ' s sign, " Shines and Cigars, " pre- sented to me backw ard, 1 can see the shoppers of dress goods and Mc- Call patterns making their way carefully up and down the short flight of steps to the rear entrance. To the left, in the corner, a triangle of helf supports an old ice water cooler w hose drippings are caught by a large discarded wooden candy pail, elevated on a much worn stool. But the center of interest in this homiest of homey spots, the per- sonification of all those elements of comfort and contentment echoing in his little shop, is Nick himself. Straight black hair bristles from his short round head and gives an almost cocky expression to the other- wise serene placidity of his honest round face. A great grey-blue cov- erall apron protects his clean blue blouse and grey trousers from any flying spatters from the brushes. Nick ' s feet are eloquently shod in tan army shoes, heavy of sole and stubbed of toe. The stolidity of his appearance is, how ever, belied in the quick movements of those mus- cular arms and stocky deft hands. With a stiff black brush grasped firmly in each of these hands, he rejuvenates the brown French-heeled boots of my neighbor. He caresses them, patting and smoothing in turn, he slaps them on one side and the other, punishes ihem energet- ically for a minute, then relents, comforts them again. There is ten- derness and passion in these brisk movements, and I like to imagine, observing them from my bespattered chair, that through them Nick gives vent to his emotions as the violinist does with his bow and strings. And perhaps he is just as much an artist. Who knows? ON THE PLEASURES OF TRAVELLING Henriette Moussiegt KNOW an old lady who used to pretend that she had discovered a wonderful easy-going, inexpensive way of travelling. She would journey all over the world; and for that purpose sink down into a broad, well-padded arm-chair and look at her post-card collection. People who attend pictures regularly are in the same state of mind; the ordinary man who thus satisfies his yearnings " beyond the sky- line where the strange roads go down " does not know his chance. If he possesses a good store of imagination he can dream himself into happiness and picture to himself those beautiful countries where honey and milk flow. I never feel so pleased as when a voyage, a sea-voyage more es- pecially is an accomplished fact. Also when I am on the eve of de- parture. I then have an idea implanted in my mind that I am going to enjoy myself. The first night on board is a precious jewel to store away among the treasures of one ' s memory. The moon is up, round and full, and a fine trail of light sweeps down onto the dark sea and lingers long into the night. Some beautiful rhymes pass slowly thru your mind; you dream of young Endymion who pined away for love of Diana, and wish there was by you a friendly bosom in which to pour your enthusiasm and yearnings after beauty. Morning comes and you are ashamed of letting your friends know that you ever entertained such romantic thoughts. The day wears on and you wish you were dead. The stewardess inquires about your dinner and you wish you were energetic enough to tell that inconsiderate body that you will never touch food again. After a few days you are able to sit upon deck and answer with a wan smile when kind-hearted friends want to know how you feel now. You gather a little more strength and those same kindly-hearted friends help you up and tuck you on a deck chair, and you smile sweet thanks at them. It is only when you begin to like it thoroughly that it is time to leave the ship. You gaze after her regretfully and face the business on shore. It is a hard business when you are handicapped by bag- gage. When you have gone through the process of finding your trunks and getting an inspector to visit them, and gone as far as un- cording them, you perceive that you have lost your keys. When you find them again, the man is gone and you hesitate between the alter- native of leaving your trunks and trying to entice the man back, or sitting down upon your baggage and going to sleep. You feel you have been wronged, but hearing all sorts of grumblings from various kinds of people brings back your cheerfulness; you suddenly think that you would laugh at a like adventure, should you see it acted on a small provincial stage. Why should not people sometimies perform their lives for their own pleasure? 1 now look back upon it all as upon a very entertaining time. Im- agination, which is the source of happiness, puts a glory round it all. The joy of the arrival, the delight of the welcome, and the vanity of being made much of, simply because you are new in a new land, combine to place a halo round everything. The farther you get from it, the more luminous it grows, until you think of your journey as a beautiful intangible thing, and your mind waxes poetical as on that night w hen you beheld the trail of moonlight on the quiet ocean. THE DEATH OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT Great man, whose death a nation mourns. Thy hand, most active in a country ' s growth. At last is still; That crowded life in which that nation loomed The mighty object of all sacrifice. Stopped by the treacherous plague of hate, — Autocracy ! Oh hand that moves! Oh life that is not death! Forgive what blindness, skeptical, importunate. Withheld from thy deserving power and hope. Know, in those fastnesses of the infinite Which harbor now thy great and generous soul, America were not America but for thee! On history ' s page the deeds of one Who ever labored in his country ' s love, Undimmed can be, though centuries pass; And sacrifice its own rew ard. Feeds immortality. The clock ticks on, the calendar is turned. Years, centuries, ages, take their turn; But life forgets not what it owes To courage, faltering not at criticism. To duty nobly done. But who speak aught of recompense? Not he wha gave his son a willing sacrifice To Freedom ' s hopes. For him, but thanks to fate for opportunity Which gave him power his guiding hand to use In influence good, is given! Then farewell, happy man ! We but regret That future words and deeds are lost to us. Live on! O happy man, we but rejoice Death but prevents, and cannot all destroy. The laborer toils on, his lesson learned; The man of power stands firm, his honor earned. Into my heart I take my share Of these, thy gifts, O generous man. And pray that I, with millions more. May dare to " carry on " ! — Evelyn Cole. AN ESSAY ON FRATERNITY Anne-Marie Baudry O REIACH the last page of a captivating book is nearly as hard eis to part from a bosom-friend. So, at least, I thought, as I closed John Galsworthy s masterpiece, called " Fraternitj!: " ' and became aware of w here I was. In fact, 1 was sitting in a crowded bus; but my mind still lingered in some upper, idealistic region, from whence it refused to come down. Beautiful pieces still rang in my ear that told of " universal brotherhood " or " the fraternal love that man owes to man, " and 1 was so enthusiastic as to make mine those generous ideas. In such a state of mind I closed the book, and looked around me ; then I suddenly felt as bitter a disappointment as feels a man who wakes up in the middle of a happy dream and finds the dull dark night around him. What I saw in the full " bus, " were rows of indifferent, uninteresting faces, bearing no expression on them, but a sort of hos- tile and reserved coldness. Though we were perhaps twenty travel- lers sitting side-by-side, each of us seemed to ignore the very existence of his neighbor. Some stood with a preoccupied look, apparently lost in personal meditation; business- men glanced at their w atches w ith eager eyes that looked straight before them and saw nothing but som distant affair, and all those faces seemed like closed up houses with curtains draw n down, shutters jealously fixed up, so that nobody should p eep in thru the windows. Our eyes met indifferently and held; no meanings whatever passed in our looks. As we went along, I caught a glance of the crowded streets. A group of laughing shop- girls happened to cross as we pcissed, and I thought w ith a relieved sigh: " These, at least, are enjoying themselves, in the most fraternal way. " Alas ! I saw the bright faces as we got nearer to them. One of the girls with sparkling eyes, seemed truly very much pleased to look at her new pair of pretty shoes. No wonder each step was a joy for her. Her smiling neighbour, without any doubt, had nothing to do with her thoughts whatever. And 1 plainly understood that this bunch of girls, though walking arm in arm, w ent along, each one with her ow n joys, own pains, own selfish, personal interest in life. " Now, I thought, Fraternity is but a vain word. The truth is that as soon as we get aw ay from our narrow family circle, we draw our curtains down and don ' t care a bit for those who are supposed to be our br others. " Indeed, it seemed an alluring illusion to speak of fraternal feel- ings be. ween all men, when friendship itself keeps a sort of reserve; 152 to wake up a friend ' s sympathy toward you, is sometimes a delicate affair; but what a relief, when in your friend ' s eye you catch that in- terested look, which tells you that the curtain is lifted up, and you can peep in, right thru your friend s soul? Then you can take as much aa you want out of your friend, and it is very nearly the same thing as drawing up w ater from a deep, deep well, and then, enjoying the drink. So, I was thinking, and w ondering if all those people there w ere first dried up wells, w ith no water in them at all, w hen a paper-boy rushed into the car; down in the streets a rumor ran that increased in a sort of long yell " Armistice is Signed! Here is the Day of Glory! " I had no time to realize what happened then, but 1 knew that an old lady — why! that same, dull old lady who kept on such a distant air — w as bending eagerly over me, her hands on my shoulders, and asking with excited interest, " Have you heard that news? Don ' t you think that is wonderful? ' in an instant the car w as emptied, and we rushed into the streets. A black crowd streaming by carried us away; hands touched hands; men, girls and women caught themselves arm-in-arn ; on every glow- ing face, and excited eyes, 1 read an anxious desire to exchange com- mon thoughts and common emotions. 1 caught glimpses of Ameri- can soldiers, unable to express themselves who positively shouted theii joy with little French shop-girls. For, cannot eyes and gestures speak as well as language, when one ' s soul is in them? The night was coming, and 1 stopped in a retired place to look over that glorious crowd; it was on the Parisian " Boulevards " ; a human stream flooded along, where all nations, all uniforms, men and w omen, whatever be their lank or their age, mingled together. From those deep wells, that human beings are, the water had sprung, and now, all over the big town, it spread like a moving sea. An American soldier came to me, and we kept looking together. i did not know where he came from; his country, his life, his affections, his thoughts, I did not know, but that evening made us all equal. Then he pointed to me the rushing crowd — " That is Fraternity " , he said. And I suddenly remembered, with a pang of joy, the book I held in my hand, and whose beautiful title 1 had doubted a moment ago. THE SOPHOMORE-FRESHjVIAN RECEPTION. The Sophomore-Freshman reception for the Seniors at H. S. was one of the last social affairs of last year, and by the number of people who came from that school to Millikin this fall, w e should judge that it was a success. Most of the evening was spent in visiting with the guests, and making them feel at home in our front corridor. The music and stunts given in chapel proved fun, but the corridor, where one had to talk at the top of his voice to be heard, w as the jolliest place. THE JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET The Junior class of 1919 had a delightful party for the graduating class early in May of that year. It w as a summer party, held in the grille room at the Hotel Orlando. Bridal wreath and lillies of the val- ley, w ith a back ground of ferns, made a pretty setting for the party. Follow ing the banque t came the program of toasts built around the grow th of a flower. William Hayes, president of the Junior class, acted as toast master. The first toast w as given by Thomas Wright, " The Root, " signifying the Freshman class. Vera Lohrman, president, gave a toast on " The Stem, " the Sophomore. " The Leaf, " the Junior class, was given by Clinton File. Miriam Herron gave the toast for the Senior class, on " The Bud. " President A. R. Taylor gave the final toast for the Alumnae on " The Full Blown Flow er. " While the toasts had a serious vein thru them, still they were humorous and entertaining. DR. A. R. TAYLOR S RECEPTION Dr. A. R. Taylor ' s home w as a beautiful place on the evening of the 9th of May, 1919, when Dr. and Mrs. Taylor gave their reception for the Senior class and che faculty of the University. Assisting Dr. and Mrs. Taylor in the receiving line were Mrs. A. S. Newman, their daughter, and Albert Newman, their grandson. The house was beautifully decorated with great masses of pink and white crab apple blossoms. The porch at the rear of the house was canvassed in, and there several of the Junior class girls served the guests w ith light refreshments. A short program was given early in the evening, and following it the guests spent their time visiting together, informally. THE Y. W. WALKOUT The first bit of social interest at Millikin comes each year with the first week of school, always devoted to Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. The main object of this week, aside from the more exciting experiences of getting registered and started off to classes, is to become acquaint, ed with every other person you see. And this is the idea of the Y. W. C. A. walkout for the new girls, which occurs during the first days of the new year. This year instead of taking a long hike to the river or Stephens Creek the girls went over into Pair view Park where they spent the af- ternoon tearing down bushes to get sticks to roast weiners on. After every girl had spoken to all the new girls, and renewed friendships with old girls, and the fire had burned to a bed of coals, the fun began. There were weiners and buns and pickles enough to supply each girl several times, and after ihey were all gone there were huge slices of very red and very juicy watermelon. If any stiffness or formality had survived to this last course it vanished forever when the water- melon eating began. And so, the party ended in a general feeling ol good fellowship. The girls drifted off in small groups, the old girls having found some interesting Freshman to care for, and the Freshman happier because of the hosts of new friends discovered. Y. M. C. A. AND Y. W. C. A. RECEPTION The Y. M.-Y. W. reception was a real " git acquainted " affair, and as such proved a great success. Everyone was tagged as soon as he or she entered, and from the moment he had the little brown marker pin- ned securely to his coat lapel he was privileged to speak to every pretty girl he saw, and as many as he could see. This speaking to one an- other only stopped long enough for a short program given in the chap- el, and then continued straight thru the frappe and wafers to the end. DECATUR-MILLIKIN DAY October 25 of this year bore the honor of being Decatur-Millikin Day. Immediately following a special Saturday Chapel period, ar- ranged especially for the occasion, a pep parade of a score of cars well filled with people and pans left the University drive for a run of the town. The parade under the able management of Billy Hayes, presi- dent of the Student Council, was made up with such aptness and disregard of non-essentials, as deserves commendation. All cars were supplied with neat posters on the afternoon ' s game with Eureka and an abundance of horns, ratchet wheels, and strong voices. The downtown district was covered in its entirety as the parade swung thru it, around it, beyond it, and then back to the Decatur-Clinton football game on the athletic field where it disbanded. Millikin celebrated the afternoon with a 7 to win over Eureka, and closed the day by a massed singing of Millikin songs at the Lin- coln Square Theatre in the later hours of the evening. It is well to set aside one day of the year in which to let Decatur know we are here, and to allow ourselves to meditate a bit upon the municipality of which we are an integral part. HALLOWE ' EN PARTY Homecoming was not ihe only success at Millikin. This has been a year of successes if we look at all the nice things which have happened. And among these nice things was the Y. M. and Y. W. Hallowe ' en party, which occupied one Friday evening. It was a masked party and from the moment the soldiers, gypsies, pirates, nurses, children, witches and ghosts began to eirrive the basement cor- ridor was a busy place. The " little gym " was inhabited by all man- ner of slimy things, and terrible old women who read one ' s fortune from the palm of his hand. There was also a chamber of horrors which proved popular with the shrieking members of the fair sex. During the evening the Y. M. gave a short program of stunts, and then — there were cider, doughnuts, and pumpkin pie to further entice the ghosts. HOMECOMING Homecoming! What a host of happy memories that word calls forth. But this year especially the word homecoming has stood for a great deal in the hearts of Millikin men and women. This was our first homecoming after the years of separation because of the w ar, and as a result it was the greatest one Millikin has know n. The celebration started Friday night when the Dramatic Art Club Wcis host for the reception. When the crowds of friends and alums arrived they w ere met by the students w ho kept them busy finding each other and visiting with the faculty again. At 9 o ' clock the chapel doors w ere thrown open and the rest of the evening was spent there. The Dramatic Art Club presented two little one-act plays. Tht one a Pierrot fantasy, the other a little sketch written about a silk hat. During the intermission, girls, dressed in quaint little old- ' ashioned frocks, carrying large baskets went up and down the aisles giving every one a little package tied in blue and white. The contents proved to be tiny sandw iches and candies with a colored serpentine tucked in. When the serpentines were started sailing thru the air, landing in Mrs. Taylor ' s lap or on some ones else head the spirit of homecoming pre- vailed. After the second little play the crowd broke up into smallei groups, each busy learning the w hereabouts of classmates who could not return. When it finally was time to leave every one of the nine hundred people felt glad that he had been there to help make Home- coming a success. A PAN-HELLENIC FUNCTION The only Pan-Hellenic function at Millikin during the year was the lovely formal dancing party with which Mies Ada Lindsay enter- tained sorority and fraternity people and a few friends. The party was held at the Country Club, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. During the evening the sororities each gave a stunt for the entertainment of the others. And of course each sunt was supposed to be bet ' icr than the other, so they were all the very best. The party was such a lovely one that it has become an event, and those who attended still speak delightedly of " Miss Lindsay ' s dance. ' CLASS PARTIES, FEBRUARY, 1 920 The Sophomore class party was held at the Kappa Delta Chi house Saturday night, February 21, and was a peaceful affair because the Freshmen were not out to get the " eats " for their party. During the evening a clever program of stunts was furnished by some of the men in the class. But it was when they reached the food that the real party began. Knowing that the Freshmen would all be safe at home that night the committee in charge of that part of the party had provid- ed great quantities of salad, sandwiches, cake, candy, and ice cream, and they had a great feed. The Senior class party was held the night before Washington ' s birthday at the Alpha Chi Omega house. Part of the evening was spent in learning from the Ouija board what the future held or if your best girl loved you. Then there was an auction sale of " white ele- phants ' which each person had brought. The money used for the sale of these discarded things v as jelly beans, red ones being worth $10, yellow $5, and white $1. William Hayes was auctioneer, and he was such a success that he sold a picture of Pete McClelland for the highest price. After every thing was sold the class spent the rest of the evening visiting — and eating. THE CARNIVAL The noise of barkers, bugles announcing shows, the laughter of merry-makers, the gay colors of masqueraders, the odor of pop corn, hamburgers and peanuts made the post tournament jubilee given Sat- urday night, March 20th, a happy riotous affair for the crowd which attended. All up and down the corridors were side shows put on by the sor- orities and fraternities, which included the Bathing Beauties, the Baby Dolls, Oriental Dancers and moving pictures, throws at the basket ball teams which MilUkin defeated in the tournament, besides scores of amusing exhibits brot from " abicad. " Besides the side shows there was a lengthy program in chapel which consisted of stunts put on by the larger organizations. The colored wedding and cake walk which all the " cullud " aristocracy so much love, proved the greatest hit of the evening, ahho the whole entertainment at and the music which it commemorated will long be remembered at Millikin. HOME C OMING PARj D HISTORY OF MILLIKIN CONSERVATORY In September, 1903, the School of Music of The James Millikin University was opened with Hermann H. Kaeuper as director. The faculty consisted of three teachers, but by the end of the year, two more teachers were required. There was no Conservatory building and the offices, studios and practice rooms were on ihe third floor ot Liberal Arts Hall and Domestic Economy Building. There was an enrollment of 1 58 students the first year, but the number increased so rapidly that scon the need of a separate building w as felt and in 1910 the Trustees of the Milliiiin Estate erected the Conservatory building which was opened January 2, 1911. A big step in the growth of the Conservatory was the establishing of the Musical Kin- dergarten. The first year was an experiment, with Mrs. Fannie E. Hughey, of St. Louis, as director. After this one year, however. Miss Esther Requarth, w ho had studied the system of color music with Mrs. Hughey, became director. In 1914, Mr. Max van Lewen Swarthout and Mr. Donald M. Swarthout came to the Millikin Conservatory as Director and Associ- ate Director. Miss Ada E. Lindsay has filled the position of secretary ' since I 905 with the exception of 1 9 1 5- 1 9 1 6 and 1 9 1 6- 1 9 1 7 when Mr. Nellis P. Parkinson w as secretary. Millikin Conservatory is recognized, by authorities, to have equip- ment and building which equal anything in the United States for music work. The policy of the Conservatory, however, is to emphasize els its most vital and important factor the efficiency of its faculty, and to pro- vide systematic courses of study in accord with the best educational ideeis on musical matters. The faculty consists of men and women with thoro training and experience. The leading teachers have enjoyed the double advantage of study in Europe and America and are artists of more than local rep- utation. The Conservatory has maintained high standards of scholar- ship and each year appreciation of the work is expressed by the in- creased enrollment. The season of 1 91 9-20. with a faculty of 20. has reached the record enrollment of 854 for three terms. Scholarships Wih the aim of offering assistance to talented pupils toward ob- taining a musical education, each year Millikin Conservatory of Music awards scholarships on a competitive basis. In the last four years, since the first scholarship was awarded, the following pupils have been successful in meeting the necessary requirements: Ruth Brown, pi- ano; Florence Brown, violin, and Gladys Orr, piano. Fhis year two scholarships were awarded ; one in piano to Zorah Miller, the other to Bernice Taylor in voice. Zorah Miller studies with D. M. Swarthout and Bernice Taylor with W. B. Olds. 162 ORATORIO CHOIR Donald M. Swarthout, Director W. Elmer White, President Miss Wilna Moffett, Secretary F. L. Hydinger, Treasurer One of the big features in the musical life of Decatur and Millikin is the work of the Oratorio Choir, directed by Donald M. Swarthout, associate director of the Conservatory. Five years ago the first Ora- torio Choir was organized in the Second Presbyterian Church and that year presented Handel ' s " Messiah " . The three years following, the choir gave Elgar " s " King Olaf " , Mendelssohn ' s " Elijah " and Verdi ' s " Requiem " in the order named. The last mentioned, Verdi ' s " Re- quiem " was given in honor of the Soldier dead of Macon county. This year Coleridge-Taylor ' s " Hiawatha " is being presented in connection with the Tenth Annual Spring Festival of Music of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, May 3rd and 4th. Coleridge-Taylor, a negro, was born in London, England, in 1875. He began early to study music and in 1 893 received a scholarship in composition from Stanford with whom he was studying. Since that time he has been very prcminent in the field of music. His Hiawatha was written while he was still a student of the Royal College of Music and consists of three distinct divisions, " Hiawatha ' s Wedding, Death of Minnehaha and Hiawatha ' s Departure. Only the first two divisions of this are used. Chadwicks " Land of our Hearts " is used as the open- ing number on the program. George Chadwdck is one of America ' s foremost composers. His " Land of Our Hearts " , a sublime patriotic number, was given last year by the Oratorio Choir in connection with Verdi ' s Requiem. ARTISTS ' RECITALS Mrs. Edward MacDowell On November 24, Mrs. Edward MacDowell, wife of America ' s greatest composer, gave an interesting lecture recital on MacDcwell ' s works. She won the audience by her pleasing personality. After her program she played several numbers at the request of different mem- bers of the audience. The proceeds of the concert went towards the erection of a MacDowell Memorial in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where Edward MacDowell lived and worked. The Memorial is in the form of a colony where musicians may spend their summers and work uninterrupted in the numerous little cottages or studios about the farm. Following the recital, a reception was given for Mrs. Mac- Dowell in the Conservatory by the Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Iota sororities. Mrs. MacDowell is a member of the former sorority and she came to Millikin under the auspices of the latter. Richa rd Czerwonky Richard Czerwonky, viohnist, gave a deUghtful program on December 2nd. Czerwcrky was for years soloist with the Minne- apoHs Symphony Orchestra and has been heard in Decatur a number of times. At no time was his playing so enjoyed as on this occasion of his recital at Millikin. Appreciation of the artist was shown by the repeated encores which he received. The accompaniments, played by Ruch Bradley, a former Centralia girl, were beautifully and artistic- ally done. Percy Grainger On January 8th, Percy Grainger, the famous young Australian pianift and composer, gave an exceedingly interesting program; inter- esting because he played so many new and modern com.posilions of liv- ing EngHsh and modern composers. One group consisted of his own compositions entirely, based en dance tunes from Ireland and England and another depicting scenes of Australia. His absolute rythm waa flawless and the tonal quality of his pianissimo passages was exquisite. His great strength and brilliant technic were marvelous. A reception v as given for Mr. Grainger after his recital by the Conservatory, assisted by the Sigma Alpha lota sorority. St. Louis Syinphony Orchestra Forty years ago the first efforts made by St. Louis to establish an orchestra resulted in the forming of the Choral Symphony Society. This was a small beginning, but later it increased to forty members who gave several concerts. It was reorganized into the St. Louis Sym- phony Orchestra. In the last twelve years it has developed and grown, raising its standards of orchestra music and its artistic presentation un- til now it has become one of the leading orchestras of the country. Millikin was given the pleasure of listening to a delightful concert given by eighty of its members under the leadership of the director, Max Zach. on the evening of February 28th. The ' cello soloist, H. Max Steindel, immediately became a favorite by his rendition of Saint- Saen ' s Concerto in A minor, accompanied by the orchestra. The beau- tiful interpretation given to each number made the audience reluctant to leave at the close of the concert. Real Millikinites Lotli beautiful and popular HC HHU fj y9 ' - " 3 | v ■• H l F ,4 i BS n H V ' wT Ipp ' ■ JH .jiHH JULIA ELIZABETH TILTCN GENEVA GREGORY PRESTON H. MrCLELLAND Two Scenes Taken From Master Pierre Patelin Captain Racke With the good selection of characters the acting for the Dramatic Art Club plays has been excellent. Among the productions given this year have been the Home Coming Plays, Captain Racket and Master Pierre Patelin. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Secretary and Auditor, Calvert Welch Dyer, received a rose on his 25th(?) birthday, with following note: " May the Leap Year be full of proposals and acceptances for you ! ihe fiiends on the side lines are watching and waiting and hoping for your ultimate success. M. D. I. T. Y. M. R. M. R. F. D. ivl. R. A. M. S. R. O. P .M. E. A. A. L. B. V. D. b. N. R R. B. L. T. F. E. M. D. F. B. D. E. S. r. W. E. R, N, B. T. O. M. Birthday greetings to Calver " from the above. Of course these initials may mean many things and many people. A. M. for instance, may be Ann iMiliigan, or it m.ay be morning; R. R. may be Ruth Rodgers or Railroad, and A. N. may mean a nut, and Y. W. your wife, cr Y. W. C. A. I. T. may just mean the pronoun or possibly Irene Town ley. T. O. M. couldn ' t mean much but Treva G. Million, but we thot , still, one can never tell. Then that M. D. could be medical doctor or Marie Dohm; may you never need or want either because — first, we want our Calvert with us always and — sh-sh! — Marie Dohm told Delia that she always wanted to be a Teke. We have been trying to N. B. and discover which of the fair ladies would be considered the lucky maiden. We solicit your help. W ZJ WaSOM TROPHY ' ILLINOIS ■lTEB.COlJVEGiflxE Ti ' EfflLETIC ■ F00TB 4LI CHAMPIONSHIP - ■■■ ' " THE WILSON TROPHY Won by the James Millikin University Foot Ball Team 1919-20 core of G ames Miilikir. 13 Depauw 7 Millikin 45 Normal Millikin 17 Bradley Millikin 7 Lombard Millikm 34 Eureka Miilikir. 32 Charleston Normal ' J Miilikir 35 Wesleyan 7 Millikin 10 Illinois College Millikin 26 Rose Poly Football in Past Years Won Lost T ed 1903. . ... 3 . . 5 . . 1904. . . . . 5 . . . 3 . . 1905. . . . . 6 . . . 2 . . 1906. . . . . 5 . .. 2 . . . 1 1907. . . . . 3 . . . 4 . . . 1 1908. . . . . 3 . . . 5 . . 1909. . . . . 5 . . . 2 . . . 1 1910. . . . . 4 . . . 4 . . 1911 .. . . . . 7 . . . 2 . . 1912. . . . . 3 . . . 5 . . 1913. . . . . . 4 . . . 3 . . .1 1914. . . . . . 4 . . . 5 . . .1 1915. . . . . . 4 . . . 1 . . .3 1916. . . . . . 8 . .. . . . 1 1917. . . . . . 7 . . . 1 . . 1918. . . . . . 4 . . . 1 . . 1919. . . . . . 9 . .. . . Totals . . . ..84 . . .41 . . .9 J. MAC WHEKTi;.! Captain-Elect When the curtain was drawn on the 1919 season, Millikin follow- ers of football, given to indulging in retrospective, decided that Wann ' s champions, at the height of their strength, were the sLrongest and best balanced aggregation that the Little Nineteen has ever teen. Certain it is that seldom has any team won such an indisputable right to be heralded as champions. Throughout the season, in spite of changes in the personnel of the eleven from injuries and other causes, the team w on decisively every game on its schedule. DEPAUW When Wann and his cohorts journeyed over to Greencastle to clash with Depauw few cf Millikin ' s most optimistic followers gave her more than an outside chance to Wm. From Greencastle had been w afted alarming reports of a squad of 1 00 men of w hom fifteen w ere lettered veterans. Yet that night the news came back to Decatur that Millikin, after a desperate battle, had downed the Indiana team 1 3 to 7. NORMAL Normal invaded Millikin field on the following Saturday. A wet, soggy gridiron and a driving rain could not prevent the Blue and White scoring machine from running up forty five points while a stalwart defense kept Normal awa) ' from the goal line. K. MacWherter BRADLEY A number of hardy radicals accompanied the team to Peoria and saw it humble the northerners with 1 7 to score. Before this pame the J. M. U. followers were fearful lest overconfidence, and not Brad- ley, would bring defeat. The team was fought hard and received a severe jolting, but w on decisively. LOMBARD Seven days later Lombard invaded Millikin field brimming wiih confidence after her scoreless tie on the preceding Saturday with the St. Louis University Billikins. When the final whistle blew the score stood Millikin 7, Lombard 0. EUREKA The team played at Eureka on Friday foUow ing and ran up 34 points with the opposition scoreless as usual. CHARLESTON NORMAL The school teachers were primed and confident. Insidious propa- ganda had been circulated among the Charleston eleven with a result that the pedagogues w ere confident that they could win. But they didn ' t. The final whistle found the entire Second team representing Millikin with the score Millikin 32; Charleston 0. Johnson, the M .c- Wherters, Bailey and Hamilton and the scrub backfield gained at will through Normal ' s paper Ime while Turner, McCabeet, etc., were help- less before the Big Blue defense. 1S2 WESLEY AN HOME COMING Then came Wesleyan, ready to give Millikin the fight of her life. Each incoming train had deposited its quota of old timers and spirit was high. The massed defense of Wesleyan couldn ' t stop the high powered Millikin machine. Touchdown after touchdown was made until the 35 point mark had been reached. In the second period the Methodist team revived and finally took a forward pass over the goal line for a touchdown the first and only tune that the trick was turned by a conference team. ILLINOIS COLLEGE The strong Illinois College team remained as the only bar to the championship. For a long time it looked as though the title was going back to Jacksonville. The Millikin team was made up of reserves and cripples so that the Illinois backs gained consistently and continual threatened the J. M. U. goal only to fail at critical times. An inter- ception of a double pass by Young put Millikin in a position to score, Johnson making the touchdow n. Johnson added three points by a drop kick and Millikin w on 1 to 0. ROSE POLY The team closed the season with a 26 to victory over Rose Poly of Terre Haute. Great Backfield The backfield was unstoppable. Kile MacWherter, the houso mover, was a giant on defense and a bear on offense. His pile driving abihly put Millkin over the tigh. places more ihan once. No man was mere valuable to the defense than big Kile. John Mac Whercer and Hamilton were ideal backs for off tackle drives, as both are unusually agile ar.d quick to take advantage of openings. Hamilton was more the plunging type of back while Johnny was adept at picking holes, although he drives with terrific force. Both of these men could skirt the ends with great skill. Johnson, the quarterback, was a great little general and the best open field runner the Little Nineteen has ever seen. He was fast and unusually proficient in punting and drop kicking. Bailey, reserve half back and Gepford reserve quarter, were valu- able men to the team. Gepford was especially good at manipulating the forward pass while Bailey was a sure ground gainer. Strong Line The line from tackle to tackle was big, agile and aggressive. Tlie two tackles, Wa e and Goltra. combined experience with speed, strength, fighting spirit and driving power. Ground was never ga.ined off tackle when these men were playing. Adkins and Graham, with AX ' ise playing at center between them, formed a barrier in the center ot the line that was well nigh impassable. Adkins and Graham are both stocky and are filled with the never-say-die spirit. Wise at center was an accurate passer, placing the ball exactly where the signal called for it. 1 he two ends, McCown and Young, w ere unbeatable. Both are speedy in getting down under punts ; both are low sure tacklers ; adept at smashing interference. McCcwn made a name for himself in the conference by his tackling. Ranny w as a good man for the forw ard passing gc me as he is good at receiving the pa s and can hurl the oval- with great speed, distance and accuracy. During the latter part of the season he accounted for a number of points by his forward parsing ability. OVERSUPPLIED Mayes, Poscover, Keener and Gill, who got into a number of games, were men who would have made almost any other team in the Little Nineteen. Coach Wann simply had an over abundance of ma- terial. The second team, too, deserves a w orld of credit for the showing made by the Varsity. It takes more grit and determination to play scrub football for a whole season with little prospect of making the team than it does to play Varsity. The Varsity meets a strong team one day in the w eek. The scrubs meet a strong team almost every day in the w eek. And the general concensus of opinion seems to be that many moons w ill pass before the Little Nineteen will see as high powered a football team as that w hich w on the championship for Millikin scoring 2 1 9 points to 1 4 for the opponents. mn tikin has GalL Mdbhin f?ushs . ' nii,k.n Kicks. 3 ffirfois College has Bolt ' TltnciAColfe ush s. ' -j-II inoisCc leye ArJci: f ' fst Ocx n Inc Incorr iJefe = ' as 3S o es MiUiktn lO Illinois Colle THE RAWLINGS TROPHY Won by the Champions at the Little Nineteen tournament held at Augustana College, 1 91 9-20. VARSITY GAMES Regular Season — Nineteen Straight Wins Millikin 33 Sparks 30 Millikin 44 Sparks 28 Millikin 44 Clinton " Y " 14 Millikin 42 Charleston 13 Millikin 31 Rose Poly 1 Millikin 39 Augustana 20 Millikin 23 Lincoln 8 Millikin 33 Normal 14 Millikin 34 St. Viators 13 Millikin 27 Normal 11 MilUkin 39 Wesleyan 10 Millikin 33 III. College 15 Millikin 33 Charleston 25 Millikin 40 Eureka 17 MilUkin 33 Bradley 16 Millikin 23 Wesleyan 21 Millikin 38 Shurtleff 14 Millikin 31 Hedding i6 Millikin Total 48 Alumni Total 18 734 322 LUILE NINETEEN TOURNAMENT Millikin 23 Normal 24 Millikin 47 Bradley 29 Millikin 43 Charleston 30 Millikin 44 Normal 21 Millikin 33 Lombard 10 Millikin 33 Bradley 29 Millikin Total 47 Illinois College Total 22 272 165 Captain Gill The reccrcs show Millikin with 24 victories out of 25 games. Only one team, Normal, succeeded in defeating the Blue and White. This happened in the tournament, after MiUikin had won tw ice from Normal by large scores in the regular seacon. However, Millikin got a second " crack ' at Normal in the tournamient, and won de- c isively 35 to 21 . Much of the team ' s shewing must be accredited to the leadership and basketball ability of Captain Wayne Gill. Besides being an ideal leader Gill v as high scorer in the tournament and in the regular sea- son, and played a brand of basketball which, in the opinion of many sports writers, established himself as the greatest player ever seen in ihe Little Conference. MILLIKIN BASKETBALL 1 920 Prelimin ry Games Three practice games were played by the Blue and White team be- fore the opening of the Little Nineteen season; Millikin defeated the Sparks Business College team cf Shelbyville on the latter s floor 35 to ::0, w ith only two nights ' practice and minus the services of Captain Gill. A return gcme on Millikin floor resulted in a 44 to 28 victory for Millikin. Another practice game with Clinton Y on the local floor ended Millikin 44, Clinton " Y " 14. 192 LITTLE NINETEEN Charleston Normal opened the Little Nineteen season at Millikin. Flaying an easy, accurate passing game on offense and tightening like a vise on defense the Blue team snowed the pedagogues under 42 to 1 3. The shifty, criss cross style of the Millikin quintet bewildered the Normal guards. Gill, Hicks, Young and Goltra scoring almost at will while Bailey, Goltra and Young effectually subdued the Charles- ton scoring machine. ROSE POLY Rose Poly of Terre Haute w as sent back to Indiana w ith a stinging defeat, the Millikin five w inning by a score of 31 to 1 7. AUGUST ANA The " Terrible Swedes " looked the same as all the others to the J. M. U. team which humbled the northerners 39 to 20. The first half ended I 6 to 11 in J. M. U. ' s favcr. Nine field goals made up Mill ' kin ' s contribution to the box score the second half. The Blue team dribbled, passed and pivoted until they had the Sw edes running wild. Gill mcjde some long chots of the ultra-classy variety. Poscover hookea 4 field goals, Gill 6, Hicks 3 and Young 2. Young and Bailey put up a strong defense. LINCOLN The Millikin Seconds, playing as a Varsity team defeated Lincoln College in the curtain raiser to the Augustana game 23 to 8. NORMAL Normal was vanquished on her own floor by the hardy Millikin five, 33 to 1 4. The game was a nip and tuck affair for the first ten and the score was dead locked for several moments. Gradually, the Millikin wrecking crew began to swing into form as it became morn familiar with the floor and they were leading I 5 to 7 when the periorl ended. At the opening of the second half Arbogast made a long shot to open the scoring. The Millikin five began to find the ring regularly and soon had amassed a comfortable lead. Young went wild and tossed four baskets from back of the center of the floor. ST. VIATORS St. Viator ' s fought to the finish but was simply up against a qumtet of heady experienced basketball veterans. The J. M. U. quin- tet played easy efficient basketball, pivoting and passing accurately in floor work and tightenmg up on defense. Bailey, at running guard covered the flcor in an artistic manner, breaking up the St. Viator team work time after time. The Gill-Young-Poscover combination was in form and netted bas- ket after basket. Poscover led the scoring with six field goals and four free throws. Captain Gill located the ring five times and Young caged four. NORMAL Coach Wann used a new lineup against Normal when they invaded Millikin gym for the second game. Young and Hicks w ere out of the contest, Bailey, Hayes and Poscover played forwards, w ilh Dunscomb and Goltra at guard positions. This combination scored a 27 to 11 victory. WESLEY AN Then came Wesleyan! Poscover and Young were both out of the game and the Millikin radicals were dubious as to the outcome. Starting with a rush, Millikin overwhelmed Wesleyan and crushed the Methodists with a score of 39 to I 0, in a rough, hard fought game. Led by Captain Gill, the Blue and White five began raining in baskets immediately after the starting whistle. Gill scoring four points before the visitors realized that a game was being played. Millikin scored sixteen points before Wesleyan registered their lone free goal. The Millikin defense was air tight and one point w as Wesleyan ' s sole contribution to the box score the first half. Meanwhile Hank Gill was busy piling up fifteen points with six field goals and three free throws in this period. Bailey counted twice and Robinson once in this period. Second Half Rough In the 2nd half Millikin continued to pile up the score reaching the 39 to 10 mark. Gill Scoring Star Wayne Gill played one of the best games ever w itnessed on the local floor. The tali leader was at his best and made a total of tw enty five points with ten field goals and five free throw s. Robinson and Bailey, Millikin ' s forwards played great basketball. Robinson hooked four and did his share of the floor w ork. Bailej ' , who is by nature a guard, performed in his usual brilliant manner, tossing three baskets, playing a great floor game, and aiding greatly in the defense. Wesleyan Blocked Dunscomb and Goltra, guards, aided by the five man defense, held Wesleyan without a field goal the first half and limited them to three field goals the last half. Mace ,the brilliant forward, managed to sneak in a lonely field goal for Wesleyan. Zook was the star for the Methodists. ILLINOIS COLLEGE Illinois College was an easy victim, 53 to 15. The Millikin five was in perfect form, every man scoring, Gill taking the lead with 23 points. Young scored 6 field goals, Robinson 2, Gill 9, Dunscomb 195 3, Bdjiey 4. The first half ended with the score 23 to 12 for Millikin. Illinois College managed to add three more points while Millikin was simply racing away with the gam,s. Young and Robinson worked well as forwards. Three hundred fans saw the game and Millikin ' s ?hots from all angles and at all times brought cheer after cheer. CHARLESTON NORMAL 1 he game belween the Varsity teams was a hectic affair featured by lax officiating and considerable " rough stuff. " In the opening period Charlestcn scored ten seconds after the initial tip off. On the following tossup Gill took the ball after the jump and tied the score- with a long basket from the center of the floor. The count was tied again at four, but from this point on Millikin went into a lead which she steadily increased leading by ten points when the period ended, Millikin 22, Charleston 1 2. Robinson and Gill were " right " in this period each registering five field goals. With the opening of the second half Millikin continued her scoring with Ranny Young scoring three long baskets, and the Blue and White team was leading 33 to 16 with ten minutes to go. At this Charleston went on a scoring spree and looped in baskets enough to bring her total up to 25 while Millikin was limited to one field goal, the game ending 35 to 25. In the last few minutes of play the Millikin team confined its work to keeping the ball away from Charleston and they soon had the school teachers running wild. EUREKA AT MILLIKIN Millikin ' s basketball five encountered some stubborn opposition with Eureka in the first half but the Blue and White team found itself the second period and made off with the game with a 40-17 score. A revamped lineup was the cause of the closeness of the score the first half. The initial Millikin lineup found Goltra at center, Young and Poscover, forwards, and Dunscomb and Gill guards. This com- bination failed to get results as was ev idenced by the score at half time 15 to 10. The period was marked by the lack of co-operation between the J. M. U. men, both on offense and defense. Crocker and Kaminke did a good job of guarding for Eureka and kept the score dow n. MILLIKIN GOES TO WORK The second period found Gill at center. Young and Poscover at forwards and Bailey and DunscomJ-- at guards. This combination im- mediately netted two field goals. Eureka braced and replied by scor- ing five points bringing her total up to 15 within four points of J. M. U. ' s score. At this juncture the Blue and White scoring machine began to adjust itself and the Millikin defense tightened. During the period Millikin scored 23 points while Eureka was scoring 5. BRADLEY AT BRADLEY Playing a whirlwnid game and allowing Bradley but one lone field goal in the first half, Millikin swamped Bradley on the Peoria floor 35 to 16. Captain " Hank " Gill continued to drop them through the ring to the tune of eight field goals while Poscover came along with six. Gill scored 1 6 points and Poscover, with three free throws, rang up 13. oung made the other four points with two field baskets. Bradley was out in force with a band to help the team along. There was rooting and music but the Bradley team could not stop the Blue and White. Millikin time and again carried the ball through their five man defense. Despite the close guarding of Poscover and Gill the score continued to count up and at the end of the half was 22 to 2. TTie first half was clean cut but the second half was slow and rough. All of the Bradley field baskets w ere long shots, the Millikin guards completely blocking any offensive play. WESLEYAN AT WESLEY AN Staging a desperate rally in the Icist few minutes of play Millikin ' s basketball five overcame a four point lead held by Wesleyan, and downed the Methodists w ith a 23 to 21 score on the Bloomington floor. Wesleyan managed to hold the Blue team 1 to 9 the first half. Wesleyan opened the second period with another basket. After eight- minutes of play Poscover was disqualified by four personal fouls. Robinson replaced him. Wesleyan established a four point lead 19-15 with eight minutes to go and the Millikin quintet began a frenzied rally. Baskets by Gill and Young tied the score and Robinson put Millikin in front w ith a basket making it 21 to 19. Meanw hile Dunscomb and Bailey held the opposition without a field goal. Gill added tw o more points and Mace made tw o free throws, the final score being 23 to 21 . Gill led in field goals with four to his credit and Young was next w ith three and Poscover and Robinson got one each. Poscover tossed five free throws. SHURTLEFF AT MILLIKIN Scoring at will Millikin ' s basketball team snowed Shurtleff under with a score of 58 to 14 on the J. M. U. floor. Shurtleff had no defense and little offense and the game w as a dull listless affair. Coach Wann used two complete teams against the visitors, the entire second team playing most of the last half. The Millikin team started piling up the score soon after the initial tip off and was leading 30 to 10 at the end of the first half. HEDDING AT MILLIKIN Hedding had an unmarred record as did Millikin, but the Blue team registered a 5 1 to 16 victory. T he Blue and White team played the best basketball of the year, passing, guarding, shooting with accur- acy and sureness. The Hedding guards could not offer much resist- ance to the Millikin scoring machine while the five man defense seemed to bewilder and com.pletely baffle Hedding. Start With Rush Poscover sank a long basket immediately following the opening tip off. Before the score boy had changed the score board Max had rung in tw o more counters. Hedding came back with a field goal and Millikin scored another. Millikin w ent on a scoring rampage and w hen the whistle for half time temporarily halted the scoring Millikin had amassed 28 points while Hedding was limited to 5. In the second half Millikin continued her scoring, while Hedding could make only three baskets. The work of the much vaunted Har- bour, w ho w as picked before the game as a rival of Gill, looked like that of a grade school basketball player alongside the brilliant J. M. U. leader. Harbour tossed one field goal and Hunter, the other " star " managed to elude the Millikin guards on only two occasions. The showing of the Hedding team was a disappointment to the hundreds of Decatur people who packed the gvmnasium to the doors in the hope of seeing a regular battle. It was the largest crowd, accord- ing to Coach Wann, that ever witnessed a Millikin basketball game. The Millikin band was out in force. ALUMNI AT MILLIKIN An alumni team made up of Doherty and L. Kiick, forwards, Lyons, center, and Catlin and E. Kiick guards, lost to Millikin 48 to 1 6 in a practice game before the tournament. THE TOURNAMENT First Place, Millikin. Second Place, Lombard. Third Place, Augustana. Fourth Place, Normal. Millikin encountered her first defeat of the season when she lost to Normal in the initial game of the tournament 24 to 23, Thursday morning. Millikin lost thru listlessness, overconfidence and through inability to hit the basket in the first half. After Millkin had a one point lead in the second half Normal won out. Millikin, undefeated throughout the regular season, had defeated Normal 37 to 14 and 27 to 1 1 in the regular season. 19S It was nineteen minutes after play started Kefore Millikin was able to hang up her first counter while Normal was locating the basket w ith regularity, the half ending I 6 to 7 for Normal. Come Back Strong In the second half Millikin swung into her stride and came back strong, Poscover with a free throw tieing the score 20 to 20 near the middle of the half. Millikin then forged ahead tw o points when Young dropped one through the loop. Mohr for State Normal again made it a tie 22 all. Poscover came back with another free throw and put the score 23 to 22 for Millikin. With one minute and ten seconds to play Harrison for Normal dropped a field basket for a 24 to 23 score, for Normal. Neither team could break through the guards for another counter. Hard Game It was a heart breaking game but Millikin dropped down to the losers side of the chart fully determined to fight back to the champion- ship round. Millikin ' s next game w as at 8 o clock Friday morning with Bradley. The University was stunned upon hearing of the defeat but im- mediately the old Millikin spirit, which was merc-ly dormant, asserted itself and the college got behind the team to a man. Telegrams urging the team to fight began to pour in to the coach and the members of the squad and did the men a world of good. BRADLEY It was a determined bunch of athletes that took the floor against Bradley Friday morning facing the prospect of five games in the remaining tw o days if the championship w as to be won. The team started on the back track towards the Little Nineteen conference championship by defeating Bradley 47 to 29. Big Max Poscover and Hank Gill simply ran away with the game in the second half with Bradley. Wann ' s men after their defeat at the hands of Normal Thursday morning came back determined to make a show ing that would be a credit to the long line of victories established in th " " regular season. The first half ended 34 to 15 in favor of Millikin. Every Millikin man was on his toes and goins strong. Gill scoring tw enty of Millikin ' s points while Poscover came along with seventeen more. Big Max dropped in six field baskets while Gill put in ten. Max also landed five free throws. Young was iLso m the scoring with four field baskets and Dunscomb and Bailey effectually stopped the Bradley attack. ILLINOIS COLLEGE Again at one o ' clock on Friday afternoon Millikin continued to 199 hew out a path to the Little Nineteen conference basketball champion- ship by defeating Illinois College 43 to 22. The score at the end of the first half was 30 to 9. CHARLESTON NORMAL Millikin ' s fighting basketeers went into the semi-finals Friday night by defeating Charleston 44 to 30. It was the third vicory of the day for Millikin. Charleston ' s defeat put Millikin against State Normal in the semi-finals, the team that disposed of Millikin in the first game. NORMAL Revenge!! Millikin got her much longed-for second " crack " at the Normal team in the semi-finals, the team which had defeated them in the first round. The score of 35 to 21 in favor of Millikin tells the story. Aftei obtaining a comfortable lead the Blue team toyed with Normal saving itself for the finals. The Normal defense could not cope with the flashy work of the Millikin wrecking crew while the Millikin defense was a stone wall. Bailey, however, received a wrenched leg which put him on crutches and kept him out of the finals. LOMBARD (FINALS) Coach Wann ' s tired basketeers finished their three days ' grind by turnmg in a 33 to 10 victory over Lombard in the championship tilt. The team, by this lime, was back in its old stride and Lombard was helpless. The Millikin scoring machine could not locate the basket quite as well as usual the first half, which ended 12 to 7, in Millikin ' s favor. With the opening of the second period the team sw ung into real action, and the game w as put on ice. Gill and Poscover each registered six times and Young 3. Goltra and Dunscomb at guards held the Lombard offense to three field baskets in the game. Regarding the tournament one sporting writer had the following to say; " Decatur people are not aware of the wonderful fighting spirit dis- played by the Tribe of Wann in winning the championship. They were at all times before a hostile crowd, but they never gave up. The old Millikin and Decatur crowd was lacking but the fifty or more telegrams received by the fellow s gave them all the courage they needed. " Coach Wann has the best team in the conference and he knew il and had faith in them to deliver. " Lombard put up a great contest against Augustana in the semi- finals and reached the highest place they have ever attained in Little Nineteen basketball. There was not any leascn why they should have defeated Millikin and they realized it. " ALL STAR MEN Two Millikin men, Young and Gill, were placed on the first all- star team while Bailey and Poscover were placed on the second team. SPECIAL WIRE BRINGS RETURNS TO STUDENTS Millikin students had all the excitement of actually attending the championship game when they leased the long distance telephone wire from Decatur to Rock Island from 9 until 10 o ' clock while the championship game was going on. The university auditorium was filled with yeUing, singing students who carried horns, ratchets and other noise making devices. The returns were received in the office as the game went on play by play. John MacWherter was at Rock Island end of the wire and Carl Head took the returns at the university here. They were written on sheets which were carried to the auditorium where they were read to the accompaniment of cheers and horn blow- ing. Preston McClelland and Harold Sampson read the returns and William Hayes started out to take up a collection of $ 1 5 to pay for the telephone wire but when he counted the monev in his hat found that he had $25. MARCH TO CITY After the final score had been received and one of the girl students tiad pulled the whistle rope the howling crowd of young people formed in line and marched to the business section of the city. McClelland, Sampson and Roberts climbed to the roof of the transfer house where they stood in the glare of automobile searchlights and led the students in cheer after cheer for the team, the members of the team, the university and for Lombard while scores of automobiles were parked on the square and hundreds of people stood about in sympathetic appreciation of the joy of the students. Edwards Millikin had only six entries in the Little Nineteen track meet, held at Peoria, May, 1919. This was the only track meet of ear Milli- kin took part in aid even tho the men had little practice they made a good showing, winning first place in three events. Illinois College wen the meet, scoring fifty points. Edwards, 1 st place, I 00 yds. dash ; time, I sec. Bailey, 1st place, discus throyv ; 106 ft., inch. Gill, 1 st place, pole vault ; 1 1 ft. 3 inches. Wise, 3rd place, javelin throw. BASE BALL IN PAST YEARS Won Lost Won Lost 1904 3 3 1912 . . . 10 1 1905 7 2 1913 . . . . 5 2 1906 7 3 1914 . . . . 9 1907 4 4 1915 4 3 1908 2 4 1916 4 3 1909 3 4 1917 4 4 1910 1 7 1918 4 4 1911 5 4 1919 3 2 75 5Q BASEBALL SCORES Millikin, Univ. of Illinois, 6 MiUikin, 9 Wesleyan, 7 Millikin, 6 Charleston, Millikin, 8 Rose Poly, 2 Millikin, 6 St. Viators, 7 With " Ranny " Young as captain of our 1919 base- ball team, and Gill, Cross, Long, Roberts, Ping and other good material to make up the team, we suffered only one defeat from a conference team during the season. One game was played on the Millikin diamond, and that we lest to St. Viators. Ping- MacWherter At the annual tennis tournament of the Little Nineteen conference held in Peoria, Manning represented Millikin in the singles and Gill and Lee in the doubles. In the singles Adams of Wesleyan defeated Manning in the semi- finals in straight sets and in the doubles Gill and Lee were defeated by Adanxs and Rust of Wesleyan in the semi-finals. Wesleyan won both doubles and singles by defeating Bradley in the finals of both events. Prof Risley won the faculty tennis title at Peoria by defeating Olson of Bradley in the final round. Millikin had no entry in students golf. The faculty was represented by Prof. Risley who was defeated by Muhl of Wesleyan. Charles Deetz, a freshman, wen the intra- mural tennis tournament held in October. In the final round he defeated Robinson 8-6, 6-3, 6-1. Harold Sampson Yell Leader for the Year 1019-20 GIRL ' S ATHLETIC BOARD Mildred Wiley — Athletic Manager Lucile Brown — Assistant Marjorie Sanborn — Senior Member Mrs. Walker Miss McCasIin Miss Blackburn Miss Grubel Miss Spencer Miss Robbins Each year the sophomore class chooses a girl to be assistant mana- ger of Girl ' s Athletics. In her Junior year this girl becomes Athletic Manager. By this plan a girl is in charge of Girl ' s Athletics who has had a years ' experience and can fill the office to the best possible advantage. WOMAN ' S ATHLETIC LEAGUE Anna Mary Mills — President Dorothy Davis — Vice-President Gladys Sanders — Secretary Helen Sharpe — Treasurer After the basket ball tournament, the girls who took part in it organized for the purpose of forming a Woman ' s Athletic League. It is their desire to organize Girl ' s Athletics in a permanent form. Membership in this league may be earned by any girl taking part in some kind of college athletics. Top Row — Sanders, Barnett, Shawhan, Lohrman, Baldwin. Bottom Row — McDonald, Brown, Davis. GIRLS ' B.ASKET BALL Girls ' basket ball has gained a foothold at last. Our tournament held February 23-28 proved very successful and created much inter- est. About sixty girls signed up to play and from these four teams were chosen, one by each fraternity and one by the faculty. Each team played three games. The K. D. X. team won first place. Two " all star " teams were chosen and these two teams played March 18, the " Navy " w inning from the " Army " in a close game by a score of twelve to nine. Top Row — Gerdes, Mills, Parkinson, Hoots, Gorham. Bottom Row — Simcox, Siedler, Robbins. Two all star teams: ARMY Center: H. Parkinson, K. D. X. Running Center: H. Gorham, Faculty Guards: E. B. Robbins, T. K. E. A. M. Mills, Faculty H. Hoots, K. D. X. Forwards: M. Siedler, Faculty I. Gerdes. T. K. E. f. Simcox, S. A. E. 212 NAVY Center: G. Shawhan, Faculty. Running Center: D. Davis, K. D. X. Guards: V. Baldwin, S. A. E. E. Lohrmanr, Faculty C. Barnett, S. A. E. Forw ards : G. Sanders, T. K. E. L. Brown, K. D. X. V. McDonald, K. D. X. Bro ' WTi Parkinson TENNIS 1 he third intercollegiate tennis tournament for women was held May 23 and 24, 1919. Because of rain it w as necessary to use the gymnasium. Bradley, Wesleyan, Lombard and Millikin were repre- sented. The tournament began Friday morning, Bradley winning from Wesleyan by a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Since Lombard did not enter, doubles were played the same afternoon. Bradley scored another vic- tory, defeating Millikin by a score of 14-12, 6-4. In the first games cf singles played Friday afternoon, Millikin lost to Bradley 8-6, 2-6, 4-6. In the second game of singles Wesleyan defeated Lombard 6-4, 6-4. The final game in singles was played Saturday, Bradley winning the first two sets from Wesleyan by a score 6-4, 6-2. Bradley won the championship in both singles and doubles. Milli- kin won second place in doubles and Wesleyan won second place in singles. Miscellaneovis Although the James Millikin University is a comparatively new college, it has already become a cosmopolitan institution. Students have come not only from distant states, but this year we are proud to have enrolled in our college five students repiesenting France, China and Palestine. They are Anne-Marie Baudry and Henrietta iMoussiegt from France, Kai Yen Ma and Sea Fong Lee from China, and Jcimes A. Hamilton from Palestine. ANNE-MARIE BAUDRY Anne-Marie Baudry ' s heme is in Paris, France. There she at- tended a private school and studied English at home. At the age of seventeen she successfully passed her entrance examination to La Sorbonne, the University ' of Pans, where she was a student for two years. Durmg the war, Paris became a meeting place for all nations and Anne-Marie was greatly interested in this international gathering. When she heard that American colleges were offering scholarships to French students, she decided to apply for one of them so that she might become better acquainted with the people of America. Millikin has gladly enrolled her among its students. HENRIETIE MOUSSIEGT Henriette Moussiegt was born in Tarbes, a small town in the south of France which has become famous as the birthplace of Marshal Foch. She graduated from the University of Paris during the first year of the war. She did her " bit " for her country by teaching three years in a boys ' school in Normandy, where she took the place of the teacher who was needed at the front. He returned last tall and she has taken the opportunity which the scholarships offered, to come to America, where she too, found a most hearty welcome. SEA FONG LEE Sea Fong Lee, who was born in Hong Kong, China, has been in this country lor several years. He has attended the Berkeley and San Rafael high schools; Mount Tamalpais Military Academy; the Uni- versity of the Pacific, 1916-17; the University of CaUfornia Summer Session 1917; the University of Illinois 1917-18; the University of Chicago Summer Session 1919. After he graduates this June from the James Millikin University, he will spend a few months in New York, Boston and Philadelphia in order to study the foreign mercan- tile trade. He will return to China by way of England and France and will go into business with his father m Hong Kong. KAI YEN MA Kai Yen Ma was born in the province of Chekiang, China. After finishing primary school there, he went to Peking where he took a four year course in Chin-Shih Middle (High) School. During that time he had a two years ' course in Bible under John R. Lyons, a Milli- kin Alumnus. He entered the James Millikin University in 1919- 1 920 and will probably finish his education here. JAMES A. HAMILTON Mr. Hamilton, who is of Syio-German parentage, was born in Je rusalem, Palestine, where he received his early training. He has had seminary and college work in Chicago and will graduate this year from the James Millikin University. He says, " 1 shall be proud, in a year hence, to join the ranks of American citizens. 1 look to America as the political and economic savior of the world, and the torch-bearer of Democracy. " April 2— A missionary from India speaks at Y. W. C. A. Sae is so charming we all desire to become missionaries at once. April 4 — " Daughters of Men " presented by the Dramatic Art Club, the first of a series of plays. April 5 — Alpha Chi Omega dance. Punch is served! The supply runs out before the end of the evening. April 10— Mumps. Clyde Hart is selected to coach the Senior play. April 11 — Julia Tilton is nev Y. W. C. A. president. " Evening of Opera " is given by the Conservatory students under the direction of Mrs. Rose A. Borch April 12— Sigma Alpha lota dance. April 14— Ruth Brovs ' n recital. April 15— Girls ' Glee Club concert. April 18-22— Easter vacation — short but sw eet. April 23— Everybody weeps in chapel. Farmer Clinton File plays a mournful tune on an alto horn. " His boys " sing several songs. pril 24— Regular Thursday Chapel sing. Some of the student body show lack of mental efficiency. Kappa Delt tea. They serve ice cream. Everybody comes. Men ' s Glee Club concert. As an encore, Risley and a few oth- ers are lauded in song. 220 :s lU pril 25— Dr. Hessler beams. Lieutenant Herbert Hessler speaks chapel. Second play of the Dramatic Art Club — " Let ' s Get Married " pril 28 — Tri Delta dance. pril 28— Pi Mu Theta initiation and banquet. pril 30— Corporal Finley Campbell sings for us in chapel, lay 1 — Mass meeting to discuss having Prexy ' s portrait painted. Zeta Tau Alpha tea. yiay 2— Freshman-Sophomore mental scrap over ice cream affair. Scphompres decide to pay Freshmen seven dollars in order to have peace and harmony once more. ay 3 — Pi Phis have Founders ' Day banquet and dance. Aay 6 — Brcwn debate. Harold Lucas wins the prize. 1ay 7 — The ever alluring charms of a passing band causes craning of necks in the library. May 8— Third Dramatic Art Club play — " Husbands on Approval. " May 9— T. K. E. dance. Senior Reception. Fortunately the T. K. E. Senior doesn ' t dance. The Alpha Chis entertain their base ball men. 221 May 10— Junior-Senior banquet at the Hotel Orlando. Some Alpha Chis venture to spend the week end at Faries. They neglect to take food with them. May 12— Otis Skinner comes to Decatur. May 13— Alpha Chi Founder ' s Day banquet. Freshmen and Sophomores entertain D. H. S. Seniors. Who doctored the punch? May 14— Y. W. C. A. holds its meeting out on the campus. May 1 5— Freshman tea. A committee had to be appointed to find some guests. Rumor of an official cut day. May 16— Dr. Hessler finds a poster on his door step announcing official cut day. No classes by order of the Student Council. May 1 7— Kappa Delt dance. May 20— Numerous meetings of the Freshmen-Sophomore contest com- mittee. At last it is decided to have the contest at eight c ' clcck. May 21 — The Juniors ccme to Chapel disguised in the Seniors ' caps and gowns. Prexy is fooled until he eees the Seniors adorning the front row in the balcony. May 22— Rain. Professor Cole makes a report of the Athletic Board treasury. Dr. Hessler calls time on him but he is unmoved. May 23— Rain. In speaking of raising the endowment fund, Prexy says he knows of a nice young woman who is still single and runs a large farm. He will give her name and address on request. Z. T. A ' s brave the weather and have a dance at Faries. Tennis tournament begins — under shelter. May 24— The Alpha Chis give up their picnic plans in despair and have a dance at the Elks instead. Exams loom up in the distance. May 26— Serious faces. Exams begin. May 11— Exams! May 28— More exams ! ! May 29— First issue of the Millidek. Signs of relief on students " faces. Packing begins. May 30— Annual Spring Exhibit. May Si- Academy commencement at Kaeupcr Hall. Second issue of the Millidek. The last but not least of the Dramatic Art Club plays, " Passing of the Third Floor Back. " June 1 — Baccalaureate services in Millikin chapel. Founder ' s Day exercises and memorial services in the after- noon. June 2 — Class Day. June 3 — Commencement. Alumni luncheon. The same being the observations and casual philosophies of me, one Johnny Jenkins, as I have meandered thru the various vicissitudes and events of this particular college year. Sept. 1 5 — My first plunge into these chill waters of literary en- deavor, i hings aren ' t bad yet, but look as tho they might develop into most anything. I wcnder what the angry mob w ants; maybe information. The University opens (that explains little Johnny ' s presence). Ye Gaw ds ! look at the fresh : Seme w ith pa, and some with ma, and seme all by their lonesome. The year bids fair to be prosperous. Sept. 1 6 — Well, here ' s Johnny again ; another day ' s gone and its lime to do m.y second little trick. 1 his job ' s a puzzle to me — w on- der if you w ouldn ' t like some clever stuff? Fresh keep on coming, the longer they come the w orse they get — v onder who raked this gang in! The old timers also troop in; more danged osculation being registered! E.X- service smattering longs for the former days — in the Army ' twas never thus. The old timers also troop in ; more danged osculation being reg- istered! Ex-service smattering longs for the former days — in the Army tw as never thus. Sept. 1 7 — I rather presume I ' d better return to information. mething tells me I wasn ' t nearly so clever yesterday as I imagined I ' d be. I I The mob registered yesterday. It looks as tho we U have ten or fifteen hundred, counting in the Conservatory. Y. W. C. A. blew them-selves to a w alkout for the Fresh feminines, Fairview Park; wieners and watermelons w ere served. Today w e congregate in Chapel to learn of the fallacies of hair cutting. Ain ' t it a grand and glorious feeling to be back in these parts? Sept. 18 — I ' m beginning to. feel like a veteran at this job — don ' t believe I ' ll even need an introduction to my little daily do ' s after this :ontribution. DON ' T JOIN A FRATERNITY before consulting us. Specially Conducted Tours Through the House SEE OUR SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE AT THE TRAIN S. A. E. Camp Fire girls give a lunch party. College Supply Store experiences brisk business. Masculine rushing flourishes. Sept. I 9— Y. M. and Y. W. reception. We didn ' t drav such a very bad lot, did we? Most of the fair ones appear to be sweet damsels, some are even pretty, and a motley few evidence signs of sophistication. Oh, yes, it looks as though we ' d have an interesting season — a very interesting season, young men, a very interesting season! Alpha Chi ' s have a slumber party. Question, sir, what ' s a slumber party? Can you beat these inquisitive freshmen boys? Moreover, little Johnny never attended such a party, how ' s he to know? Sept. 20-21 — I ' ve been too busy these days for remarks, but haven ' t found yet what the nature of these slumber parties may be. Darn, ain ' t girls reticent? Sept. 22. — Rushing invitations are sent out. The frosh gents don ' t quite comprehend this term " rushing. " Sept. 23 — First day of rushing. Young women of the green, green pastures, you never previously knew of your supreme virtues, did you? If honey were money, wouldn ' t you be just too rich? Sept. 24 — The lid is clamped tight on haircutting. A little bloods been spilled, and a goodly portion of bad blood s been brev ed — a cus- tom ' s a custom; the Frosh and Sophs subside. Sept. 25 — Class meetings. We Juniors get a good start. Sept 26 — Million Dollar Endowment Parade. Frosh subscribe a hundred per cent, and proceed to tell the world about it — may Heaven ' s blessing rest upon them. Alphi Chi rushing dance. Little Johnny ' s seen Decatur before, but never as tonight. A downright clever dance, be ' dad. Sept. 27 — New the real rush begins. Grab a hold on your little selves, fellows, jiggle a vicious pedal appendage, and do your durndesl to impre-s these new girlies. Gosh dang! -won t it be great? Tri Delt Colonial Luncheon. Zeta Tau Chicken fry at Nelson Park. ADVERTISEMENTS Wanted A longer ladder. Kline and Swartz. Wanted — A master hand to manipulate a master key at Aston Hall. Good only after 10:30 p. m. Will the student who tcok the fountain pen from chapel (section C) Tues- day please return to office. Conklin pen. No question will be asked. IVI. M. READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS ■■ l .. H .. H " H " H " H " I " H " l " H " r ' r ' l ' I ' I-H " I-li ' l-l " l I I 1 I 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' M-l-l-l-r M M-H-1; To Minikin Students and Those Interested In Millikin I F you are intere ed in J Millikin and Millikin adtiv- I ities, read the advertise- I ments in this book, and I patronize and boost the % firms who make it possible I for the Millidek to be pub- lished. + + + + + + + + + + + + I — The Junior Class + % Publishers of the 1920 Milltdek + + + + ■. H .. i .. ; .. i .. i , 1 linn rri 1 1 1 1 i i i-i ' i ' i ' i i . i . i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. ; .. h .. h .. i .. H " H " 1 " 1 " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " 1 " M - 229 Pi Phi rushing dance at the Country Club. That ' s not half bad for a start. Sept. 28-Oct. 1 — A general combination of the grand rush. Little Johnny and his department staft are kept plenty busy aiding where- ever needed, and recuperating between spasms. You ' ll pardon us, please. Oct. 2 — LeO ' Johnson is elected president of our little old Junior class by unanimous proclamation. Miss McCaslin feeds her short story prospects on clammy, green gum drops — All are happy and well at this writing, thank you. Oct. 3 — Chapel seats are distributed. Coach Wann takes the football team to Mattoon for the night. Delta Delta Delta gives a dance at the Country club. Oct. 4 — The Coach gets his team all the way to DePauw and trims the huskies of that institution I 3 to 7. Two more dances last night, Z. T. A. and S. A. 1. — well, the rush is nearly over! Oct. 6- — I didn ' t write yesterday, did I? Sunday, that ' s why; 1 never work on Sunday. Treva Million le ' urns from Chicago to find Millikin still here but badly upset because of her conlinued absence. Oct. 7 — Coach Wann and Prof. Risley speak in Chapel. Miss Hoffman, mission enthusiast from India, delivers a snappy postlude. Oct. 8 — Jenny Long sings merrily throughout the live long day. Given: the effect To find: the cause ' S b ' yond me. Sister, S b ' yond me! Oct. 9 — Sorority bids are answered. Oct. 10 — Phenomenon: all inmates of Organic Chem. Lab. visit the aforesaid Lab. in the course of one and the same afternoon. T. K. E. alumni gives a dance at the Country club. F. Wilmeth leads singing in Chapel. Oct. 11 — A slushy game on a slushy field With never a team to oppose us. We drubbed them good, till over they reeled; Forty-five-zero we score us. Editor ' s Note: (Our first attempt, ain ' t it neat ) Poor old Normal! There was a young lady named Traver; She wasn ' t a very big shaver. One day Charles came up. With a cute Httle pup. And Dotty, she said, " Well, by Jaber " ! READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS + i The Oldest Established Piano House in J Central Illinois f EMERSON PIANO HOUSE 1 Pianos — Player Pianos — Vidtrolas and Records X + + I CONFIDENCE I BORN OF KNOWLEDGE + J. % The knowledge that you can do a thing better + than another. I PURPOSE ± We try to inspire this same kind of confidence X in our in itution, in each patron, by means of system, T service and friendly personal intere . + t + + + FARMERS STATE BANK and TRUST CO. + WE are showig a handsome line of 12 size Thin Model Watches in 20 year gold filled cases as well as 14kt solid gold cases % with 17, 19 and 21 jewels, ranging in price $20, $25, $30 t and up to $85. Also a handsome line of ladies ' bracelet watches t in gold filled and solid gold from $15.00. I FRANK CURTIS COMPANY t 156 Ea Main Street % 1111 i-i-i-i 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 n m m 1 111 M 11 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 11 1 11 1 ' l - i-i-i-i - 231 Oct. 1 2 — Sunday today : everythings dead-like. Oct. 1 3 — T. K. E. chapter calls on Mamma Aston ' s new inmates. Byron Smith sings; everyone enjoys the evening as usual. Awful cold this morning, though! Oct- I 4 — Fredarieka Green sings delightfully at Chapel. She is liked. Oct. 1 5 — We push carefully to school through the foggy dew . Prof. Risley curtails chapel period for the benefit of his Frosh, w ho just must have a class meeting. Oct. 1 6 — Editorial staff struck today — nothing to do, but try to get " em back at work for tomorrow s contribution. Oct. I 7 — Pep meeting in chapel. Wann speaks. Prof. Swarthout leads a bit of community singing, we being the community. Oct. 18 — Forty-nine of us (by actual count) go to Peoria and out yell tw o hundred Bradleyites. Tha ' s a old Pep! We trim em too, I 7-0 Oct. 19— " Today is sacred sabbath; Ten o ' clock the hour — And dark the half -day. The kitchen of the dorm, the setting. And there In silken sheen of mighty garb adorned, Dean Walker and our charming Emjny Bates The humble fly do swat. So 1 am told, at least, And that by those Who sw ear the orgy to have seen! " Oct. 20 — Millidek Board meets ; we debate pertinent points. Some of us do have the cleverest ideas, — and I speak both modes ' .ly and sincerely, for I am not among the few indicted. Miss Beckett ' s sick, as is li ' l Esther also; Poor dears, — and luck, toiling chem. frosh! Oct. 21 — Nothing much happened today. Still, we had a pretty good pep meeting — Karl Madden, and the Coach, and we. TESTS— BEFORE AND AFTER The Lord of Hosts The Lord of Hosts Be with us yet. Was with us not, Lest we forget. For we forgot, Lest we forget. For we forgot. 234 READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS . t .. | .. I .. ; .. I .. l .. l .. l .. H -- l -- I-H-H-l " l " M 1 1 1 .. 1 .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I -- I -- H " 1 " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " 1 " 1 " 1 " 1 " 1 ' 1 ' M " I " 1 " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " ! " I " I " 1 " H- " FAMtJUS F()R QUALITY SINCE EIGHTEEN SIXTY-NINE " ± Accessories that Add to the Summer Costume Summertime calls for bags, beads and gloves of a light and friv- olous nature. Almost forgotten are the dark accessories that fitted in so nicely with " Winter apparel. Of white kid appliqued with patent leather are summery handbags, or of gay beads in pouch style. Gloves are long, light and crushable. Beads are interestingly strung on silken cords with quaint medallions to finish them. One can spend time profitably acquainting oneself with all the newest things to be had. Of special interest at this time is the showing of party dresses and accessories. Be sure to see this line before buying needs for the events of Commencement week. I For Everything in Drugs- Trade at Central Illinois ' Greatest and Busied Drug Store The Decatur Drug Co. 343 355 North Water Street J QUALITY — VARIETY — PRICES --- SERVICE We are in )uime%% for your health I STUARTS, on Lincoln Square Wish to thank Millikin Faculty and Students for their patronage and support durintt the past school year. We wish you all a vacation full of happiness and pleasure and on your return to schcol you will be welcomed at STUARTS, on Lincoln Square j " Where the ood things to eat come from ' ' l .. l .. l ,. l ,. l ,. l ,. l .. l .. l .. l„l„i 1 M .i l .. l .. i .. r I I I l .. l .. | .. l . i„i .. i .. | .. i .. i .. | .. i .. i .. i .. | .. | .. ; .. i .. H " I " l " I -- I -- I -- l -- l- l-l-l " I " I--I " ! " l -- l " l " l Oct. 22 — We attend Chapel and learn of the cow who licked the straw stuffed calf and, after having licked through the calf, ate the straw therein. Dr. Kelso ' s the author. Oct. 23— Pi Mu Theta tea,— Oh, boy! apple tea cind doughnuts. George Proctor and his lieutenants gath- er fund-3 for the Roosevelt Memorial drive. Oct. 23 — Decatur-Millikin Day. Twenty car loads of us shoot up the town wath a tin pan parade. Lombard loses a Football game 7-0; w e win it. K. D.s stage a dance at the Elks. We sing at the Lincoln Square; Decatur heais " Alia Rah " and " I want to go Back to Millikin. " Oct. 26 — We all turn our clocks back to Christian time, sc early in the morning as the raindrops tumble down. Oct. 27 — Tlie forty-eighth hour of rain of the twenty-sixth and seventh dispensation splatters o ' er us. Oct. 28 — Mr. Bentley Bell, representing the Columbia phonograph company, sings of the Indians, the Cowboys, and the colored folks — sources of our true Amierican folk songs. Oct. 29 — Dr. Hall speaks frankly of infmate and potent matters. He meets the men alone, the women alone, and in the evening, both men and womien together. Oct. 30 — Seniors rather ball up proceedings in their endeavors to select commencement invitations. Beastly mess, that; give us Tarkington ' s " Turmoil " . Y. W. C. A. serves tea. Oct. 31 — Annual Hallowe ' en Masquerade Frolic. Some of us mask; others of us buy box seats and watch the drama of care-free gayety. Eureka is humbled 34-0. N ' ov. I — Most of us. Look sunken-like But still hang on To duties, feeling sure That time and with it sleep Will in the. end A sturdier sense of pow er instill. Too much Hallowe ' en! READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS . H ■ 1 H ■ 1 H ■ 1 ■ 1 ■■ 1 ■ H ■■ ■ ! ■ 1 ■ I ■■ 1 ■■ 1 ■ 1 ■■ H ■■ 1 ■ 1 ■■ ■ ■ 1 1 ■ 1 ■■ 1 ■ 1 1 11 ! M 1 11 I M . 1 . ■ ! ■ ■ ! ■ ■ l-I-!-! . . 1 . . l -. H .- l - •H- Tlie Citizens National Bank Capital Surplus and Profits $450,000.00 iiibII urnnirt Ul Offers ample facilities for any and all of your needs You have at your service the sound judgment and business experience of this bank ' s officers, who are glad at all times to advise with and assist STUDENTS Regarding financial and business transactions. " The Bank of Service ' ' North Side Central Pa , | .. | .. ]„l .. I .. ; " H " i " I " l ' M 1 I ' l 1 I 1 II M-1-1 1 l-i-l-i - l-l - l - l ' l -lH- -H rk •i- + + 4- + + •5- + + + 239 tJ MAZl MEN Nov. 2— Rain and with it, threat ' ning clouds Have gone apace and in their stead, Have left a royal, beaming bit Of time and sunshine — Sabbath Day. Nov. 3 — Hap Wann enjoys a tempting offer from the Zecho Slovaks, the Roumanians, the Italians, and other tribes too numerous to mention. Hap being a good sort, we hate to see him go — East. Nov. 4 — Tryout for the Homecoming Play — Oh, girls! isn ' t this exciting! Bless them, they were charming in their fright, and ner- vousness, and fall dresses. Dr. Gilkey of Chicago University speaks w ell and cleverly; we like him. Nov. 5 — Maxey Sugg keeps digging for a special train to Charles- ton — and gets it, yes-siree, and then some! Ata boy! Maxey. Nov. 6 — Art Club gives a tea in their redecorated Art room. Nov. 7 — Dr. Taylor, former president of the University, delivers farewell address preparatory to his departure for the West and the winter. The fullness of ripe old age possesses a weight of influence be- yond that of the strongest exhortation. Tri Delt dance. Nov. 8 — We go to Charleston two hundred strong, show the town some pep, and proceed to besmirch the best team Charleston ever possessed, 32 to Mr. and Mrs. Irving give a dance for the active chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Nov. 9 — We. the staff, drop down South Water Street to get religion. The Holy Rollers convene in those parts. Nov. 1 — We hesitate at the threshold of the coming day — hesi- tate to commemorate it through concerted action. Shall Armistice Day pass shipshoddy, or rightly marked? Nov. 1 1 — Jolinny reveries: One year ago today, and we Were elsewhere than the present finds us. Yet the world does soon forget, And the part thereof, in fa ct, has never known The greater things of w ar. Scene at Aston Hall — in the parlor. They were seated on the davenport. Suddenly a squeak (feminine) and — " Oh! There ' s a mouse right in that crack " I " Why, that ' s only my ear-puff, " said Mary Mac calmly. Nov. 1 2 — Homecoming ' s coming. The stage is being set, A newer work to be produced In newer ways than heretofore. Nov. 1 3 — Homecoming ' s still coming. We divide ourselves, as classes should, And meditate a bit Upon the possibilities Of our united efforts. Looking forv ard, as we do, To Saturday. Nov. 1 4 — Reception and Homecoming playlets. Of these latter, we are w ondering Wherein lies the true expression of progrers, if not in newness actualized? Nov. 1 5— HOMECOMING. Involving A grand parade After Chapel And then Dinner Followed later By Wesleyan 35 to 7 (US) And later still By gatherings, and Eats, and glad grads. And all such appurtenances of HOMECOMING Nov. 1 6 — Being short of news, the slave of this bunk travels. Nov. 1 7 — Continuing to be short of news, the previously men- tioned slave supplements his travels with a rabbit hunt. Nov. 1 8 — Here ' s Johnny, back at the old grind with no excite- ment yet. Nov. 1 9 — Dr. McFadyen delivers an oration. Well hear, and hearing, yearn for other stamping grounds. Nov. 20 — " Cappy Ricks " , the best of the season, drops in at the Lincoln Square. " Have you met the Kangaroo Twins " ? " Who " ? " J. and R. " " Why " ? " Have you seen them dance ' READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS . H ■■ H ■■ ' ■ I ■■ lM ■H-H ■ l ■■ l ■ ■ ' l ■■ l ■ l ■ H ■■ H ■ l ■■ ■ ■ I ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ : ■■ I ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l ■■ ■ ■ l " —Our delicious home made Ice Cream, Ices, and high grade candies are unex- celled. Refreshments of all kinds. — Our box candy is absolutely fresh and of the best quality. " Your trade with us is greatly appreciated. " Main 895 327 N. Water St. .. ' X ELXJ STA.PX S Water Street at Prairie DECATUR ' S GREATEST CLOTHING STORE + J, ■4_H-H-t " l " l " l " l " l ' 1 1 1 l .. i .. l .. l .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i ,. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i - Class attendance is slightly increased by the good work of the advance agent. Nov. 21 — Don Robinson joins the ranks of the popularly ostra- cized. A trifle more is oft too much; The humble slaves of courtesy May push aside the binding thongs Of chivalry and stifle full This priggish tenuity of feminine concert. Nov. 22 — We win the Little Nineteen Football Championship. Illinois College comes three hundred strong to watch her team tumble 1 to 0. Nov. 23-24 — The staff and little Johnny are taking a rest. Nov. 25 — Lisle Brown turns up minus that half crown pearl parallelogram indicative of K D X fraternal affiliation. No v. 26 — Last day of football practise. Little w onder at the many smiles. Nov. 27 — Thanksgiving Day. We enjoy our vacation; incidentally we accept the better end of a 26 to score, with Rose Poly as chief mourner. Nov. 28 — A few students hang around to give excuses for the continuation of classes . Alpha Chi pledge dance. Nov. 29 — We experience our first touch of Winter. John Leek is found in a lethargic mood. Nov. 30 — Homecoming — from Thanksgiving vacation. Those naughty Parkinson sisters play chess — on Sunday — right in Mamma Aston ' s parlor! Darn! Dec. 1 — The coal pile runs low; we question the engineer. " Enough to run until tomorrow night " — S ' nuff said, we didn ' t even know we had a coal pile before. Dec. 2 — Richard Czerwonky, violinist, plays well in the first of the Artist ' s Series. Dec. 3— Cold. Dec. 4 — Colder. MODERN POETRY OF MOTION The orchestra softly played " Kiss Me Again. " Helen gazed into Don ' s eyes and breathed a sigh. " Your dancing is like a poem, " she said. " Yes, yes, go on, " he murmured. " An Amy Lowell poem; the feet are all mixed up, " she answered. READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS n m m m 1 1 1 1 1 m 1 1! 1 n 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 ! ■ » - i 1 1 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n m rr ' T Hotel Orlando Ceutralkj Located, Two Blocks from City Transfer Station. All Intervur- Lan Cars Stop at Our Door. DECATUR, ILLINOIS Dinner Parties, Dances, Formals, Lunclieons, Special Attention Given to Millikin Functions FIRE PROOF fined and Quiet Surroundings Fred and Harrv) W. Van Orman, Props. ? ■■ ! mil M 1 1 111 m 1 1 m 1 1 i-i-i mm i-i-i-i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m i m i m i 247 Dec. 5 — Colder still, — than moving, or as you like it. Dr. Griggs lectures. A great mind working with wondrous ease, w e would say, and hope to be free from presumption. Dec. 6 — Too cold for coal. We go home, some happy, some sad, but all in a hurry. So long, old desk, Little Johnny ' s going home to mamma and the base burner. Still, we are w ondeiing now if our w orking hours are not the shortest of all. Dec. 29 — School re-opens ; Johnny ' s back. We tumbled in yesterday; we ' re tumbling in today; those of us who won ' t tumble in tomorrow, may as well fall for a final reckoning. Little Johnny spent all vacation figuring on this re-opening; some- thing nev , ain ' t it? Dec. 30 — Sparks Business College runs up from Shelbyville — Two basket ball teams A bunch of rooters Much unnecessary screaming of interested feminines A good practice game — Sparks Business College runs back to Shelbyville. Miss McCaslin — " Why were you tardy " ? Helen Jones — " Class began before I got here. " Said A 2 B: " I C U R inclined to B A J. " Said B 2 A: " Ur mind, I C shows signs of slight D K. " There was a clipping on the bulletin board referring to the popular failure of the modern man to remove his hat when talking to a lady. Only the fail- ure referred to prevents our pointing out some concrete examples. Nervy Men: The fellow who borrows your dress suit to take your girl to the dance. The Prof, who borrows your pencil to mark you " F. " There was a young woman named Hooper Who wasn ' t so much of a looker. But she had the dough And one day a beau Dropped in at her home and just took ' ei. " Son, you get rid of money faster than any fellow Harold Porter ' s dad: 1 ever knew. " Harold: " I know Dad, but listen: by getting rid of it quickly, I save lots of time, and time, you know, is money. " 24S 4- + + •1- 4- + + + + + + + •J- + 4- + + + 4- + + + READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS ■ H-l ' l . ; . ! . . ■ ! ■ ; ■■ ■ 4 ■■ ■ ■ H ■ 4 4 ■ : ■■ ! l ■ 4 ■ 4 ■ 4 ■ 4 ■■ ■ ! ■ : ■ ! ■■ ! ■■ ■ ! ■■ l ■■ l ■ H 4 4 4 4 4 " The LARGEST and MOST COMPLETE SHIRT SHOWING in Decatur mmsaoi altz Bros, Haderdasherf ,115 N.Water St. HABERDASHERS HATS CAPS We store, crate, pack and ship household goods. Old Rugs look like new, when dry cleaned or shampooed by us. Meridith Storage Furniture Co. 320-350 E. Cerro Gordo St. Decatur, Illinois Complete Homefurnishers. Out of the high rent distrid. We save vou monev. Kind and courteous treat- ment, by careful painstak- ing and efficient help. r itAKEs THE pfncefi m SGfbharto + ++ X Queen Quality Shoes Proves Their Worth + n the fine service they render % — in their glove-like fitiing qualities t — Queen Quality styles in pumps and oxfords are setting the % pace this season j- $6.50 to $10.00 I , l .. ; .. ! .. l .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. l .. i-l " i " ! " l " I " l " l " l " l " l " l " ! " l " l " l " l " l " ! " i " I " M ! ■ ! ■ 1 . i .. l .. ! .. i .. | . ;ni ,. i ,. ; .. i .. ; .. ; , ; , ; ,. ; , , | .. i ,. i ., i ,, i ., i ., h - 249 Dec. 31 — " Years may come, and years may go, But we go on forever. " This last moment of a fleeting year of youth; Tomorrow the first breath of serious age. Jan. 1 — New Year ' s day again. ' Tis pleasant, tho, to feel the tinge Of surging life and work renewed, — Another year to live. Jan. 2 — Twice out on the new year. We ' re dulling seme; the next decade Bids fair to be much like the last. Rather a monotonous old world, this, anyway. A. X. Leap Year dance with Lucile Grieder as hostess. Jan. 3 — Clinton Y. M. C. A. trots out a basket ball team for our entertainment. Jan. 4 — Dr. Holden ' s appointment to the presidency of these do- mains, is announced in the morning press. Jan. 5 — Our new president becomes acquainted. Dr. Hessler continues to pilot the student mob, much to the satis- faction of the previously mentioned mob Millikin Conservatory re-opens after holiday vacation. Millidek Board meets. — Curses! I fear I ' m wrong And may perchance Thru cruel, searing circumstance Be forced this all now to undo And briefer bits concoct. Jan. 6 — Domestic troubles prevent little Johnny ' s giving much at- tention to this little old calendar. The rest of the staff will labor,— hope you like it and know you will ! Jan. 7 — -Two weeks ago this eve. Whoopla! (Gee, the staff ' s deep. I don ' t get that), Jan. 8th — Decided not advisable to discuss treaty terms. Jan. 9 — Bob sled parties. Jan. 10 — Staff takes a rest. Ebe in fraternity meeting: " Don ' t matrons and matronesses ever go to dances " ? Miss Conant in American Literature (to class) : " We ' ll have a little oral quizz on Thursday and — refreshments. " Thursday came, refreshments were served. Miss Conant: " I think we should give a vote of thanks to the person who suggested this lovely party. " 250 READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS ■ t„ MIM n J ■. M ■■ „ „ ■■ ■. ■ I ■■ .■ l ■. ■. ■■ .■ l ■■ l ■■ ■■ ■ ■■ ■■ ■. ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l .■ lM MIMlM . M M ,, . l ,. n „ .. I .■ .■ .■ .■ l ■■ l ■■ i ■. .. ■ ■ ■■ ■. . l ■. • ' ' • • ' ■ ' ■ • ' ■ ' ■ Property is the fruit of labor; Property is • desirable; is a positive good in the world. •• ■ That some should be rich shows that others •• • may become rich, and hence is just encour- •• ■ agement to industry and enterprise. Let not : him who is houseless pull down the house of ■ ■ ; another, but let him work diligently and ' ' , build one for himself, thus by example as- .. . suring that his own shall be safe from vio- .. . lence when built. .. 1 — Abraham Lincoln. jj ' . The National Bank jj of Decatur ' ■■ I ' ' Decatur ' s Oldest National Bank " ' •■ ' ■ ' ■ READ THESE ADX ' ERTISEMENTS ' " ' ■ ! : M ! 1 1 ! I : : I : : ! 1 I ! ! : ! ! h - ; ■ :::!:::!! i::: ii: i ::::: i : ii i ii i ii r t YOUNG MEN ' S STYLE HEADQUARTERS — Thi s is where young men, who are satisfied with nothing less than the best and most spirited styles come for their clothes. — They are never disappointed. I Sporting Goods KAUFMANS OUR LINES REACH BASE BALL EQUIPMENT LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BATS REACH TEXXIS GOODS MACGREGOR GOLF CLUBS GOLDEX ATHLETIC SHOES OLD TOWXE CAXOES STAXLEY STEEL VACUUM BOTTLES GOLD METAL CAMP FURXITURE EVEXRUDE BOAT MOTORS REMIX GTOX GUXS FISHIXG TACKLE CAMP equip:mext TOURIST SUPPLIES Morehouse Wells Co. HARDWARE Studij Glasses For Eye Comfort Pkoue Main 207 256 NortL Main Street TVlit ' H yon ihink of xcrifin.Q. Thiiik of WHITING We sell WHITING STATIONERY by ihe box or by ihe pound C[Also see us for Announcemenls, Wedding Invilalions. Visiting Cards. L INXVVEILER PRINTING CO. 253 N " . Main St. Decatur, Illinois ■ | .. H-H " I " H " H " H " 1 " I " 1 " K " ! " H " ! " : " M " ! " ! " 1 " ! " ! 11 n M - BASKET BALL Our seconds trim K. of C. Marquettes. Staley ' s beat Sparks Business College. Our firsts muss up shins with Rose Poly and clean ihem well. Jan. I I — Staff ' s still resting. Pageant at St. John ' s Episcopal church. Threatened wth a dragging cold And tired thru baleful listlessness 1 stand two hours amidst the fold And listen to a pageant mess, A moving, thrilling, goodly thing, A mass of passion too prolonged, A clever act, a timely fling. Well spoken words, a temple thronged. Jan. 12 — Millidek Board meeting; third dispensation of wisdom, home first, church and school next, " Eugeny " Allin last, but far from least, makes known to us such limely things as " every young man w ho seeks success should know. " " Eugeny ' s " our faculty adviser. Jcin. 13 — Glee Club starts extra rehearsals. Jan. 14 — D. S. tea — more new dresses! Jan. 1 5 — Two more basket ball games. Our seconds beat the Old Lincoln Spirit — poor little sister, we are not kind to thee. Augustana, more popular than capable, meets disaster 37 to 20 We did it. Jan. I 6 — Staff resumes duties. T. K. E. dance. Jan. I 7— K. D. X. dance. Jan. 18 — Staff breaks under the strain, 1 guess. Jan. 1 9 — W. Abrams is cutting a wisdom tooth. Time is precious " , said Professor Casey. " It is indeed, and I ' ve wasted an awful lot of it. " By indulging in foolish pleasures, I suppose " ? Not exactly. I waste most cf it by being punctual in keeping my appoint- ments with you. " Freshman, at first formal dance: " These pants are too tight. They are tJghter ' n my skin. " A general titter. Freshman: " Well, I can sit in my pkin. " " Has Joan many suitors " ? " Oh, yes, but none of them ever do. " " Do what " ? " Suitor. " READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS | ■ l ■■ . . l .. l ■. l ■. l ■. l .■ l .■ l .■ l .■ l ■■ ] .■ H ■ l ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l ■■ ■ l ■ l ■ l ■ l ■■ . lMl .. ln .. ■■ ■. ■. ., ,, ,, ,, l ,■ l , , i , i ,. i .. i .. i .. i . Decatur Railway Light Co, 124 So. Water St. Decatur, Illinois Cook With Gas Use An Automatic Water Heater An Eledtric Iron Makes Less Heat And Less Work An Eledric Fan Makes The Hot Weather Endurable. . l .. l .. I .. I .. I .. l ,. ; .. l .. l .. i .. i .. i .. } .. ; .. ; .. i .. i .. ] .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. I I 1 1 1 11 M . ! .. l .. l .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. ; .. i .. i .. i .. H .. i .. i .. i .. i M i i i i ,. !-! , 255 READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS Stewart Dry Goods Co. 227-235 N. Water St. Decatur ' s Busy Store Always the Lowest Prices :|: Suits, Coats, Millinery, Dry Goods Rugs and Draperies $ J. M. CORZINE, D. W. BEGGS, J. H. HOWARD, + President V. P. and Gen ' l Mgr. Sec ' y-Treas. THE DECATUR COAL CO. Miners and Shippers Decatur Machine-Mined Dome ic Lump COAL Pliones, Main 89 and 109 GENERAL OFFICE: 110 North Broadway MINES: Niantic Carbon Coal Company, Niantic, Illinois; Decatur Coal Com- pany, Decatur, Illinois. The Decatur Builders ' Supply Co. Building Material DECATUR, ILL. 712 E. Cerro Gordo St. Telephones: Main 4-1902 Everything in Wall paper, paints and Glass Myer4So DeCAruR III Paint Your Ford for $1.70 .j..j.4..{.. 4..}.4..{..}..j..}..{..}.4.4..j. .;..}.. .;..i..;. .4. - 4..;.4..}.4..;.. .}..{..]..]..;..;.,[..[. 257 ND 3SVBOUT MlbljIICIN ' . READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS Summer FINDS another school year drawing to a clo e, and commencemeni day no loii it-r seems a part of the vague, iudetiuite future. CThe couimen( ement exercises of June 8tli, will bring to many students con- crete eviileui e of the attainment of their ambitions, the efforts of study hours will find ample reward in the Diploma of Uiaduation. C.To the Class of 1920 the William (jushai d Company expi esses the hope tuat the efforts of fnure years will be as productive of results as have been those of the school life that is soon on to be a part of the past The times are changed and ire are changed with them. tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis. fl We think this a fitting time to expiess, as well, our appreciation af the patron- age accorded us by the faculty and student body of Millikin duiing the school ear. CIt is our h( ' i)e that those students who are leaving Millikiu on June 8ih, will continue to regaid this is an institution whose ambition it is to attain the limit jn perfection of service. CStudeuts who rt turn next fall will find us readj ' with greatly enlarged facilities for leudering intt lligeut, help- ful service, and a desire to render thu t service in the greatest pi ssiiiic measuri- of efficiency. C. E. WARD SONS E::clusive Distributors Mrs. Rover ' s Coffee Ward Brand Coffee RidgA ay ' s Teas Gold and Silver Bar California Fruits United Flour Goochs Best Flour All the above of the highest, un- questionable quality. DECATUR C. A. MORROW qA r t Shop KODAKS Developing and Printing Every Day Eastman Films Kodak Books Memory Books Pictures and Frames Gift Books Place and Tally Cards Birthday Cards Stationery ' •IVe Frame Pictures Right " 1 12 Ea-M Proiiie 5t eet 259 Jan. 20 — Whistle blows again; Normal is trodden upon. Jan. 21 — Fever for quitting school breaks out. Jan. 22 — More fever. Jan. 23 — 25th gradual accelerando and rise to metzo forte, cul- minating in — Jan. 26 — Where cramming begins, and continuing thru — Jan. 27-30 — With a grand n-assed fortissimo of exams. Jan. 31 — S. A. E. dance. Feb. 1 — The baby recovers from the measles, thus relieving little Johnny of his domestic Troubles, and returning him to those of these scribblmgs. Incidentally my little old staff is proferred sincere appre- ciation and is retired vv ith a pension of eternal gratitude. Feb. 2 — Registration today. Seme of us look glum; All sort o ' fagged, but some Look hopefully ahead To catch a gleam, perchance, Of ultimate re-ward And, happy circumstance — A Kappa key, or more. Hard work, our best success. Feb. 3 — F. Brenner wins Brown debate. Fine large crowd of 50 or so. Feb. 4 — Slowly, gradually, and with massive subtlety, the wheels of the new semester ' s labor mesh their cogs and start to turn. Feb. 5 — Wesleyan falls and fights, or fights and falls, just as you choose — it was really quite so much the one as the equal other. Feb. 6 — The Academ) ' Dramatic Art Club presents " Captain Rackett. " These youthful ones of finite grace Do credit to those older few Who speak, and think, and act in terms Of things beyond the common thought. " Feb. 7 — S. A. E. and K. D. X. rough house: These are anxious times, he said, Daj ' s of fear and nights of dread, Hours of anguish — worlds to shun The manly punishment begun And finished too, wnthin a day, A pleasant one — w hen yesterday. Feb. 8 — Sunday, the day of rest, observe d as seldom before by masculine initiates. Feb. 9 — Millidek Board meeting — oh, yes ! we do get together now and then! 260 READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS • +++ H ■I■■I l l I I I •l l• l HH H •l •l •l l l l ■I ■l■■l■■I■■I■■l■■l■■l■■l■ ■ • l •l " Founded A. D. 1860 BY JAMES MILLIKIN Millikin National Bank Oldest-Largest Bank in Decatur Resources Over $10,000,000.00 Every Banking Facility Afforded to Small as well as Large Depositors Checking Accounts Savings Accounts Certificates of Deposits SAVINGS DEPARTMENT 3% PAYS INTEREST 3% Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent A Rest Room for Ladies CONFERENCE ROOM CUSTOMERS ROOM Everybody Welcome .4 +4.4.4..1..1..1..1..1..1..;. H-+4H-+ HH--HH-4H-4HH--H-f-H--l " l " l " l " l-+4-+4H--l " I " Feb. 10 — Ross Crane is among us — paint, paintings, smile and wife, all those things that go to make a charming lecturer. " A thing of beauty is a jcy forever " ; Ross said so and Ross knows. Feb. I I — Ross tarries with us, only more so at this writing. Feb. I 2 — He ' s still here — Ross is — pictures and all, even his wife remains. Today he speaks of " Landscape Gard- ening " and of " Appreciation of Living, " and such. " From the Eyebrows up " ; let us see that to which we have before been blind — the innate color and line of nature, the les- ser beauty of man ' s products. Feb. I 3 — Ross assists in criticizing such works in oil as he carries with him, and later bids adieu. Oh yes, other events occur all the w hile, but — When the stage is set, Let the master play his part, And that unhampered. " We beat Charleston 35 to 25. Feb. I 4 — St. Valentine ' s Day. Pan Hellenic Scholarship Banquet. Delta Delta Delta dance. A tiny breath of heaven ' s big Immortal goodness Given us, that we may know A measure of pure sw eetness — truth — A Valentine. Feb. I 5 — Sunday. Cold. One last caress Of Winter ' s calloused hand; His heartless cruelty, A satire in the guise o ffriend. Begone — enough — We ' re frozen thru. Mamma Aston ' s girlies raid the kitchen. Miss Lindsay to stranger at the desk: " This is a splendid place to de- velop patience. " Stranger: " Oh, is that true? I ' m a new doctor in town. " READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS SAM ' S CONFECTIONERY | We manufacture all our own candies, ice cream, also hard goods, opera + sticks, etc. X We use our own refrigerating system in manufac turing ice cream also in 3- our soda fountain. 2 You will find the best of everything at X J Sam ' s Confectionery on the Square Phone Main 364 + t y. i + t •I- Macon County Coal Co. Riverside Sootless Domestic COAL Main 77 Main 78 FOREST FILF. Mgr. Po Jewelry Store Merchant and Prairie Street t CHOP SUE Y AMERICAN DISHES I J, ORIENTAL INN 407 N. Water St. Next to Empress $ Feb. 16— These gloomy week beginnings, Dark in every sunshine Of the new born space, Seem yet mere dark when charged With that ccld sordidness Of Spring held back beyond its stated time. " Feb. 1 7 — Millikin beats Eureka. Rev. Mr. Davies opens our annual week of prayer. Miscreants at Mamma Aston ' s are penalized. Woes enough, and evils too, Do visit us from day to day Without creating them anew And driving innocence av ay. " Feb. 1 8 — Senior girls of A ton Hall arise in the mightiness of unity and bump into a stone wall. S .A. E ' s. come oat to the evening service in exceptional strength. Feb. 1 9 — K. D ' s. and Tri Delts forge to the front in the prayer at- tendance contest. Teke? show an unprecedented slump, but are ex- pected to come back strong. Sophomore tea this afternoon. Feb. 20 — Week of prayer closes. Feb. 21 — Sophomore and Senior class parties. Bradley beaten at Feoria. Poskover misses the car which later meets disaster on its way to Springfield — lucky little fellow, ain ' t he? Land lady to B. McC. — " There ' s a hair on your coat, Bess. " B. McC. — " I don ' t understand where it came from. My man ' s a Bald- win — and toothless, too. " Professor M. L. Swarthout, grading a paper in Harmony 111 — " That ' s a rare bird. Did ycu try it on your organ " ? Professor D. M. Swarthout — You basses had better put on your life pre- servers when you dive down to that low E. " Teacher: " What are triplets " ? Small music stuffent: " Babies. " Bill from Hammond Bros, to Conservatory: From 332 S. Water to Conservatory through elevator shaft to third floor. Miss Lindsay, $10.00. From main bldg. to Conservatory bldg., Miss Lindsay, $4.00. To Conservatory for parading. Miss Lindsay, $7.50. Blanche Ramer: " Today when I was taking my lesson something broke in the piano. 1 don ' t know what it was. " Miss Lindsay: " Oh, I know. It was a broken chord. " READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS ■T.iT«.T«iTnTnTnTnTnTi»T«»T»»T«»T«»t«»T«»T«»T«»T«»T«.T»»T..T«»T«.T«.T..T..T..Ti.T..T..T..t.«T..T.«T..T..T..T..T..T..T..T.-!..T— T--T-- -- -- - -- -- -- - -- -- -- -- -- -- - •i " " i ' i ' ' i i i i i i i i r ' r ' r ' i " " r ' r i " i " " r r " r i " " r r J i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 i 1 i i i V + + t + For 10 Years + + + + + + The iMillidek lias teen printed in our plant. + Its imiformitu of excellence is ckaracteristic ol 4- tke work done bij us. All ol our product re- + ceives tne same careiul attention to detail tkat + kas made The Millidek tke acknowledged leader ? among college publications in the Central West. + WWe will be pleased to serve ijou as we kave + served The Millidek for tke past ten ijears. t t — =— + + + + t X :|: Herald Printing Stationery Co. 4- + Printers-Eugravers-Binders T «___ = + 237-259 North Main St. 4 ij; Decatur, Illinois + + + 1 . .. . .. ■ ■■l■■l■■l.■ ..l.. .l.. l .. l .. . l .. | ■■ l ■■ I ■■ l .. l .■ l ■ .. l ■■ I ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l .■ l .■ ■l■■l■■ ■■I■■l■■l■.I.■l H HHHHH•4• H• 265 Feb. 22. — Washington ' s birthday. Since Sunday and this day come at one and the same time, the University declares a holiday. Feb. 23 — Only a dry, monotonous day. Perhaps a deep rare sky, with straying wisps of clouds stringing here and there between the sun and you, but really, after all, nothing stirred to mar the dullness of the day ' s monotony. Feb. 24 — As some one has said: " Madame Hammer appears in the ' Master Builder ' without knock- ing. " Feb. 25 — Senior ' s first chapel. Dr. Zimmerman expresses our judgment aptly: " Those Seniors! They know how to do it, don ' t they " ? Feb. 26 — Delta Delta Delta tea. I go but feel lonely, eveiy one else apparently having gone to those alluring girls ' basket ball games . Feb. 27 — We beat Wesleyan 23 to 2 1 in that wee bit of a wrestling ring they dignify by the name of basket ball floor. Our second team loses its first game and returns heartbroken, tho still hip-perfect. Feb. 28 — Kappa Delta Chi team wins girls ' bas- ketball championship of Millikin. Large, comely, small, Yet mighty one and all. These charming bits of pep Call forth our admiration. Feb. 29 — Better read this carefully — it won ' t happen again for forty years, and it won ' t happen then. 1 won ' t be writin ' this line o " bunk on that future day. The staff and 1 celebrate by writing things other than Calendar Ca lls (that ' s what these little dissertions are, " Calendar Calls " , you ' d never have thought it, would you?) March 1 — Gentle like a lamb, March comes sneaking in. March 2 — Still gentle. Little Johnny ' s getting suspicious of this month already. Hedding, the only undefeated team in the Little Nineteen, except Millikin, receives a terrific jolt. Our crew did have such a good time 51-16. READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS ■ H ■ l H ■- : ■■ ■ i ■■ ■ i ■■ i ■■ l ■■ ■ ! ■■ ! ■ ■ ! ■■ ■ : ■■ ■ : ■■ ■ I ■■ ■ ■ ! ■■ l ■ ! ■ ■ ! ■ I ■ ! ■■ ■ ! ■■ ■ l ■ l ■■ ■ l ■ ! ■ ! ■ ■ l ■■ I ■■ rm SQUARE THEATRE The Most Perfectly Appointed Play House in Central Illinois " As An Ideal " Svmbol of Efficiency and Quality in Production. Presentation. •}• J. Music. Theatrical and Pictorial I. I Decatur Malleable Iron Works Decatur, Illinois TV Oman ' i— Choice Footwear These days of uncertain values, our 4- splendid service will be fully appreci- T ated for there are no disappointments Jg. at this House of Good Shoes. + -?■ Rodgers Shoe Store i + •H- Smart ( PAREL FOrWoMEN AND Misses Decatur, 111- " ! " 1 " ! " 1-M-! " ! " 1 III! ! ' ! ' ■ ! I ! l-I-!- DR. ELMER MARTIN OSTEOPATH Appoinlmr nt ny phone Main 700 DBCATUR. ILL. Suite 614 Standard Li ' e Building .. ;„; ; ; , ;„] .. ; .. i .. ; ., T „ i .. ; .. ; .. i .. ; .. T .. ; ., i„i„i„; ,. i .. i„; .. ; .. i .. ; .. H-H -4 March 3 — I knew it! Sure as fate, I knew it! It ' s raining great sheets of wet, dripping rain, and I ' ve lost my um- brella! Always when this little old month sneaks in she has a mess of some sort up her sleeve. March 4 — District High School Tournament opens in Millikin Gymnasium. March 5 — Z. T. A. dance. Basketball Tournament dominates local interest. March 6 — Kappa Delta Chi annual. To eat, to dance, to entertain, the joys of right good fellowship — These seem enough to call an evening well spent. Decatur High wins the district basket ball championship. March 7 — Winter determines tc hang over the w eek end. March 8 — Our basketeers romped all around and a great deal over a team of those former Millikin men who found their best success in tossing basketballs some several years since. Millikin is introduced to collegiate boxing. Three bouts, all able to be about, thank you. March 9 — Mary Kent, contralto, grants us the privilege of hear- ing a very ordinary program unusually well delivered. The basket ball team and Coach Wann are given a rousing send-off at chapel hour. March 10 — The team leaves for the tournament; Rock Island and the Championship, or know the reason w hy! March 1 1 — 1 1 :30 a. m. (First paragraph censored). Some one tells us Normal trimmed us 24-23. We know it ' s a lie, but since it isn ' t, what ' s a tournament anyv ay — a relic, peihaps, of high school days? March I 2 — Urged on by home fires and Millikin fight, the gang at Rock Island mobs three contingents in succession, namely and in order: Those of Bradley, of Illinois College and of Charleston Normal. Pep galore at home. It takes a little jar to knock the lid from snug complacency. Sig Alph dance. March 13 — Quoting our school president " Flip. hip, hooray " ! We win the danged tournament. First we squelch Normal 35 to 21, then we eat, and then we rest, and late that night we roll over Lom- bard 33 to 1 0. The home guard leases a wire that such of us as are at home may get the winning game, play by play. I never see so much excitement in these parts afore. READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS • i-i I M I ' . l ■■ l ■ . l ■ l . l ■. l ■ l ■■ lM . lM] ., . l ,. . . . t .. . . .. . .. . ! .. 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I " ; ' . l " }-l " | " l " I " i " l " l " l " I " l " l " l " I ' 4 ' -.} " i Custom goes at Aston Hall To celebrate girls ' birthdays; And here compiled Are rhymes quite wild To tell us of their pert ways. Mary, Mary, quite contrary How do your smiles grow. With dimples here, and twinkles there And pearly teeth all in a row. Joe, Joe, the basket ball kid. Wired the team, O, yes she did. The message was sweet and the boys — they beat And Joe went parading down the street. Anna be nimble, Anna be hurryin ' Anna, you ' ll get a man called Irwin. Little Katie Shock, tried to pick a lock. When the clock at midnight said a-tick a-tock; Why should she be blamed if the gang got caught; Why shouldn ' t she be a Bolshevik if she thot she ought? Georgia, Porgia Pudding and pie Demonstrated and made ' em buy; When she ' d collected all her pay, Georgia Porgia ran away. Fried eggs hot, fried eggs cold; Fried eggs under the bed ninety days old; Some like ' em hot, some like ' em cold. But Biggs likes ' em best ninety days old. Cake candles twinkle, cake candles wink. Cake candles on your birthday always make ycu think; Some like em white as snow, some black as ink. But Curry likes ' em always a real bright Pink. Heydiddle diddle, the girl with the fiddle. Her room mate slipped on the rug. Her kick was soon ended When she heavily descended And the dean below heard a thud. Ruth ' s friends in pairs, went up the stairs To fetch a bunk to sleep in ; Their scheme fell ' down When the dean did frown, And there were wails and weepin ' . Delia — " What kind of stones are those in your pin, Margaret " ? Margaret — " I don ' t know. " Delia " I know. They ' re sody bottle chips. " 72 J.H " " " " 1 1 m m 1 1 m 111 1 1 1 m m m m 1 1 111 111 111 1 111 1 i . y The Pictures in This Book are from Van Deventer ' s Studio Aren ' t These evidences of High Class Photography Van Deventer Powers Building, Decatur, III. M 1 m m m n m4 m i i i m ii i m m i i m i i m m m m n ii i : 273 THE ROTVIANTTC MC5VEMCNT READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS ■ H .. 1 .. I i .. i .. i .. i .. H " M-H " l " l " H " I " t " l " l " l " M 111111 I ' M 1 1 I 1 I ' M 1 1 1 I ' . r . r . M 1 1 I I I 1 1 M .. M ' + I THE H. B. DAVIS I MARKET + Meats and Groceries 120 S. Oakland HU .CH Everything Ready-to-Wear % for Women and Children 121 :128N. Water St. Decatur, 111 1 EDUCATION A VALUABLE ASSET We are seniors in tlie lumber and mill work business, now in our forty second 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. Wlien building be sure to call on us, inspect our stock and manu- facturing plant and get the benefit of our may years of experience. We carry a well assorted stock of hard wood flooring, stored in steam heated building. G. S. LYON SONS Lumber and Manuf adjuring Company 5-1:6 E. Cerro Gordo Street DECATUR, ILLINOIS 1 Phone: Main 140 MEET ME AT SPOTTS Cigars, Tobacco and Billiards Ellis W. Armstrong DRUGGIST The Rexall Store Decatur, Illinois JONTEEL, an Odor Creation, and LIGGETT CHOCOLATES H ■ l ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ . . . . . ■ . . . . . . . . ■ ■ I ■■ l ■■ ■ I ■■ ■ H ■ ■ I I ' l ' i ' i ' i ' i-i i m T ' I i-i-m i i 1 1 1 1 w-x - Noise by the barrel fulls, and a parade, and a snake dance! Oh, boy! Even Mamma Aston ' s proteges become freely expressive. Sig Alph Stag. March 1 4 — Peach of a day today — just the sort of a day to wel- come home a squad of conquering heroes. March I 5 — " Seventeen " visits the Lincoln Square. Most of us enjoy it, the few exceptions are troubled by deterring studies. March 1 6 — Pep meeting in chapel to express dignified appreciation — you know. March 16 — Prexy Holden speaks, and Mr. McClelland (Pete ' s Dad) speaks — and Coach Wann speaks — and Prof. Cole speaks — and aw, what ' s the use; you know how it is at such doin ' s. March 1 7 — Irish day today. Mary Muir ' s been wearin ' the green ever since Sunday — and Mary ' s such a good girl too. March 18 — Army and Navy all star basketeers of the femininb persuasion hook up in a ripping struggle. Navy 12, Army 9; we ' re impartial, but, can you beat it? It ' s not the score that hurts ; it ' s the principle of the thing. March 19 — Millikin loses Tri-Collegiate debate to Eureka nega- tives here and to Wesleyan affirmatives at Normal. Miss Ada Lindsay promotes a most pleasing formal Pan Hellenic dance, a gracious affair graciously conducted. March 20 — Post Tournament Jubilee in charge of Y. M. and Y. W. Speaking of stunts and of booths, and of hamburgers, and of on- ions — Oh, boy! they certainly do be present! Seriously, has Millikin ever produced an equal and similar event? March 2 1 — Spring begins. The softest wave of trembling breeze. The clearest glint of sunlight ray. The newest bud of waking trees. These mark the spring ' s returning day. Dr. Kelso ' s English class: Bess McClure — " Would you consider Scott ' s Kenilworth a poor novel since Amy dropped out " ? Maurita Shafer went into the Princess. " How much are salted almonds, please " ? " One dollar a pound. Miss. " " How much is that almond loaf " ? " One twenty-five a pound. Miss. " " How much are those chocolates " ? " The same, Miss. " Oh! I ' ll take a dime ' s worth of peanuts. " 276 READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS ,. H ., I .. I .. ; .. ; .. ] .. l .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. H-l -- H-!-H -. I .. ; .. l .. l .. I .. l .. i .. l .. I . I i ,, ! ,. ; ., ; ,, ! , ; , ; , i ,. ; .. i .. i .. i .. ; .. ; .. ■■ 1 " ! " 1 " I " 1 " I " I " I " MILLIKIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Decatur, Illinois " A School of Recognized Standing " DOXALD M. SW ' ARTHOUT Associate Director MAX ' AX LEWEX S ' ARTTIOUT Director The logica I place for high scho ' 1 gr adu. ates to select for furl her music study. The ad an- t ages-E d uca - lionil- Cultura, and Practical are manv. EDUCATIONAL— 1. Association with C;llege faculty members and serious students of music is of greatest value. 2. The courses of study are acknowledged by America ' s educators to be on the highest plane. 3. Study in a College along with music has a broadening influence in the life of a student. CULTURAL— 1. Ambitious students are inspired toward high attainment in music by association with a faculty such as is found at Millikin Conservatory. 3. Participation in activities where surroundings are artistic and refined and where only the highest standards are maintained, is always of great cultural advantage. PRACTICAI - 1. College credit toward graduation is allowed for work in the regular Certificate and Diploma courses of the Conservatory. 2. Outside recognition is given to students of Millikin Cjnservatory be- cause of the high standards maintained by the school. 3. Rates of tuition are lower than those at other schools of similar rank. 4. Good positions are available for teachers who have completed the practical courses in the Conservatory. - t present the demand for capable teachers of Public School Music and Kindergarten Methods is greater than the supply. The Conservatory enrollment for three terms 1919-20 is S64, — the lar.ges: in the history of the school. High School students are welcome at all times at MILLIKIX COX- SERVATORY whether as guests at Recitals and Concerts or merely as visit- ors to the building. . SUMMER TERM of si. weeks will open JUXE 7. A strong faculty is available. Lessons may be had at night for student who are bu-y during the day. For catalog, address Telephone Main 4277 AD. E. LINDS.W, Secretary .. . „ „ . I .. . . ■■ ■■ ■. ■, ., ] .. In . .. n , . ] ,. ,. .. l .. I .. l .. .. ■ ,. I ■■ ; ■, l . , l , l ,. ln .. I .. . . H ■■ l ■■ l ■■ l .. l .. l ■■ I ■■ ■■ ■ l I M " ;-!-!- March 22 — Baseball and tra ' .k men break into open training. Such days as these Were made for youth — To dream in, not to study. March 23 — Mamma Aston ' s girls celebrate their annual spring opening. Now we do knov spring is here. Three rousing cheers, The little dears Have blossomed out in white ; Three cheers once more, TTien close the door And bid the dears good night. March 24 — Men ' s Glee Club entertains the orphan tots of Pythian Home. Poor, helpless, little dukers, especially the sleeping tow-head on the front row ; what have they ever done to deserve this yearly visita- tion. March 25 — Little Johnny feels depressed. It rained this evening, uh, huh, it rained quite a neat little spill. The ground ' s full, and the street ' s full, and the walk ' s full, and the very air itself ' s full — all of water and I ' m full of soggy, gloomy, glum- ness. March 26 — T. K. E. formal dance at the Country Club. The rain has all gon , the moon rides serenely on high — oh me, oh my — on such a night as this — 1 hope you know the rest. Johnny doesn ' t. March 27 — Pi Beta Phi formal dance. March 28 — Nice day today, here. One of those pesky tornadoes tears into Chicago and messes things up — there. Olive M. just es- caped. March 29 — Nothing of note happened this way today. Guess I ' ll let you in on a secret: Just two more days of these la- bors for little me. March 30 — Basketball banquet in honor of our championship team. Miss McCashn, toastmistress, does the affair to a pleasing brow n. Just one more day for Johnny. March 31 — Annual unexpurgated edition of the Dec. Edition con- fiscated. The University closes for Easter vacation, while little Johnny closes for good. READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS T " r " T t " T i r I " I " ' r ' I " I ' " r " I " i " " i The Voyles-Conklin All Star Orchestra Wishes to extend hearty thanks to ALL MILLIKINITES for their CO operation in making the pa season a success. ■Barr " Million " Babe " Colbj- On Life Insnrance consult former MILLIKIN MEN Million Colby Dist. Agents Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company 50% of all 1919 business came from sat- isfied old policyholders MILLIKIN BLDG. MAIN 736 Compliments of THE UNION IRON WORKS Decatur, Illinois ( y We are for MILLIKLN Ask Your Grocer for BIG [Flour J Com Meal v I Horse, Poultry I and Dairy Feeds Quality Produdls Our Cash and Carry Feed De- partment saves you money Shellabarger Elevator Company J. M. ALLEN, : Ianager Sangamon and Morgan Streets Bell Phones. 173 and 487 Furnishing The Home Service is courteously and con scientiously ext ended you in every department of our store. Weilepp Stuckey Furniture Co. Complete Home Fmniishers ■•t-r ' l " l " M I I I I I ! 1 ! !■ ! H-| .. l .. l- l.. l .. l .. I .. l .. l- Corsage Bouquets Arrangements of Violets, Sweet Peas, Roses, Sweet- heart Roses and other sea- sonable Powers. DAUT BROS. Florists 120 East Prairie Street ■• H-I-l-I-M l " l " ! " l- i " l " l " l " l " l " l " l " ! " l " ! " l " ! " l " l ■ ! I-H - April 1 — April Fool! Here I am. You didn ' t think I ' d write any more, did you? Fooled you, didn ' t I? Johnny ' s got to have his fan, just got to have it, you know. Gladys Orr ' s Senior piano recital. April 1 to 7 — Spring vacation. April 9 — Dramatic Art Club presents Pierre Pateiin for the sec- ond time. Zeta Tau Annual. Alpha Chi Omega formal. April I 6 — Devereux Players. K. D. X. dance. April 1 7 — Devereux Players. April 20 — Helen Gene Canlrall ' s piano recital. April 22 — Twelfth annual Glee Club home concert. April 24— T. K. E. dance. April 29-30 — Missionary exhibit. May 1 — S. A. 1. dance. Alpha Chi dance. Freshman party. May 3 — Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. May 4 — Minneapolis Sympliony Orchestra with Hiawatha by De- catur Oratorio Choir. May 7 — Sig Alph dance. May 8 — Junior-Senior party. May 10 — Freshman-Sophomore contest. Stories due for Brownback Short Story contest. May I I — Girls ' Glee Club home concert. May I 3 — Founders ' day. Wilma Moffett ' s post graduate organ recital. May 14 — President ' s reception for Seniors. K. D. X. dance. May 1 5 — Pi Phi dance. May I 7 — Mary Keith ' s piano recital. Sophomore breakfast May 24— S. A. I. picnic. May 26 — Pi Mu Iheta garden party at country club. May 28 — Academy play. May 29— T. K. E. breakfast. May 31 to June 3 — Semester exams. J une 3 — Dramatic Art Club play. June 4 — Conservatory Kindergarten demonstration. Public reception and campus concert. June 5 — Academy commencement. Conservatory commencement. June 6 — Baccalaureate sermon. June 7 — Class day. Conservatory picnic. Alumni dinner. June 8 — University commencement. Alumni luncheon, noon. President ' s reception 4 p. m. And now litie Johnnj must bid you adieu. He has enjoyed thes3 few moments w ith you ; he is glad if he has in any measure given you aught of anything w hich may have added to the fullness of each rea- er ' s receptive present and future; he is appreciative of the kind tol- erance of all such as have found his daily dissertations to grate upon their nobler and more delicate personalities. Again, adieu, and may the year now past be forever a happy memory precedent to a fi l measure of realization of yet happier future anticipations. Most sincerely yours, JOHNNY JENKINS. First girl — My father is a lawyer. Second girl — My father is a farmer. Third girl — My father is a merchant. Marie Dohm — Well, my pa ' s a peasant. , Friend of Harold ' s: " 1 thought you took that subject last year. " 1 did; but the faculty requested an encore. " We ' ll say it is summer. They are out in a canoe. She is knitting, same as last year. Suddenly she gets clever. She looks anxiously at the water. Oh, Jack, I ' ve dropped a stitcli. " But he was clever, too. And now 1 suppose you expect me to play purl diver for you. " " What part of history do you consider the hardest " ? " Why, the stone age. " He, who took French — " Ah! je t ' adore " ! She, who did not — ' Shut it yourself. You left it open. " When you ' ve bats in your belfry that flut — When your comprenez-vous rope is cut — WRen there ' s nobody home In the top of your dome — Then your head ' s not a head — it ' s a nut. A Senior — " I aint got no time to wait here no longer. " A Freshman (confidently) — " When they get him in Freshman English he ' ll get that taken out of him. " A Ffesliman was standing in line waiting to get her permit to register, when Coach Wann came dov rn the corridor. " Gee, " she exclaimed, " is that big fellow a Freshman too " ? Sk Did you know that one of the Freshmen who helped tie the whistle down on Armistice day (or night thereof) got scared at the first toot of the whistle and in trying to make his getaway thru the cemetery got lost in that interesting place? On a Freshman exam paper — " Air pressure is caused by the weight of the sun, moon and stars pressing down toward the earth. " We know now who starts these stories about the end of the world. Qark Logan in psychology — " If one ' s head is cut off, one has no mind. " Prof. Henderson — " But Clark, your head is such a big thing. " Why was the whale that swallowed Jonah like a milkman? It took the profit (prophet) out of water. READ THESE ADVERTISEMENTS .■ ■■ .■ . I ,, I „ .. ., .. .. .. ., IMI .■ .■ ■. I.I .. I .. ; .. i ■■ ; ■■ H ■ ■ ■ l ■■ ■ l ■ ■ l ■■ l ■ o ■■ l ■ ■ l ■ I a■■ ■ IW ■ • H-H • t CHARLES PEASE Interior Decorator Imported and Domestic Wall Paper " By Night or Day The Proper JVay Illinois Traction System (McKinley Lines) a The Road of Good Service ' ' ' ' + % % + J. " Smart Women ' s Wear " The Charlotte " The Suit Shop of Decatur " ,H--l - l--l--l--l-H-i -I " l " l - l " ! " l " l " l " l " l ' l " ! " I " I " ! " I I 1 1 I ] . l .. l .. l-l-H " I " l " H " H-i-H-I " iH-H " i ' +4 " H- Wilder Wilder Printing, Stationery and Office Equipment The ' Qixsxness Man ' s T)eparX- Dient SiXore Lincoln Square Theatre Building 129 North Main Street + t + J. + Poskover (to John Birks, who had just missed the 4:30 interurban) — " Miss your car " ? John — " No, idiot, I was just chasing the thing out of the yard. " Ebe — " Yes, I ' m continually breaking into song. " Sammy — " If you ' d ever get the key you wouldn ' t need to break in. " It costs money these days even to read about meat. The original manu- script of Lamb ' s essay on " Roast Pig " sold for $12,600. f This poem accompanied some flowers to Mrs. Walker ' s bedside: Here ' s to our dearie, old Dean! She grew so sassy and mean The Lord took a hand And low she did land In bed with a cold in her bean. — Anonymous Pinkey — " What did your father say when you told him that my love for you was like a gushing brook? F. C. — ' He said ' Dam it. ' Prof. Mills — What are the chief exports of Virginia? Tobacco and live stock. Prof. Mills — Live stock? What kind of live stock? Camels. Miss McCaslin — Some people tho old in years are always young. That is the way I ' m going to be. Miss Christison — You are. Helen Bennett — " What men shall I give as references " ? Zua Hazzard from other end of table — ' I ' m going to give a minister as one of my men. " Dr. Smith was walking down the street when accidently he allowed one foot to drop in the dry gutter. Thinking deeply on some obscure subject, he unconsciously continued walking with one foot on the sidewalk and the other in the gutter. Prof. Henderson meeting him, stopped and said: ' Good morning. Doctor. How are you feeling this morning " ? " Well, when I left home this morning I was feeling quite all right, but dur- ing the last few minutes I notice 1 have a limp in my left leg. " Two Definitions. Labor — Something Don R. avoids. Bottled goods — O, well, ask Pete Cassell and Dean Curry. Mr. Hart — " Young man, do you feel that you are capable of handling the English language in the proper fashion " ? " Yes, sir. " Then please take this dictionary down to the library. " ' The Taste is the Test ' % OAK CREST HIGHLAWNS t WARDER CHERRY BLOSSOM t The greater care is used in the preparation of these brands — No higher quality can be found any where — There are none better. BUILD WITH BRICK t t McClelland grocer co. | J Wholesale Grocers DECATUR, ILL. 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DECATUR BRCIK MANUFACTURING CO. ■ ' 1 ■■ I ■ H ■■ I ■ I ■ 1 ■ H ■ I 1 ■ H 1 ■ I ■ 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ I ■■ 1M ■ ■ 1 H ■■ I I " 1 ■■ 1 ■■ ■ 1 " 1111111 1 ' I " I " i % From a Champaign newspaper: T. K. E. Dance " Tau Kappa Epsilon entertained at a dancing party Saturday evening at the Champaign country club. One of the decorative features of the dance was the alternating blue and white lighting effects. The 7th dance was a prize feature dance, followed by circle dances. Af- ter the ninth dance a light buffet supper was s-; ved. Out-of-town guests were: Misses Eda Ega.idorf of LaGrange, Jeanette Johnson of Kewanee, Helen Johnson of Galesburg, E. Spence, Earle Roberts, and Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Sampson all of Decatur, and Mr. Sternberg, of Green- Castle, Ind. Town guests and chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Stallings, R. Weav- er, L. M. Short, Arthur Drummett and R. C. Graham. " During the basket ball season " Mid " Godwin said she took such good care of George ' s heart that he was becoming a better player all the time. Hip, hip, hurrah for " Mid. " A Clipping from a Decatur Paper: " Look at John C, " said a shouting Millikin university student in the crowd which met the returning championship basketball team Sunday afternoon. The crowd swarmed about the transfer station on Lincoln Square as the interurban car from Peoria arrived soon after 5 o ' clock and the enthusiastic students were yelling a welcome to the team. ' Look at John C " , repeated the student. " See him wave his hat to the fellows and hear him join in the cheering. " " Osky Wow , Wow. Skinny, Wowr, Wow. Millikin, Millikin, Wow " ! " Ain ' t he the good old scout " ? fervently said the student in cheerful dis- regard of the rules of English as laid down by the English department of the school. " John C. " is the best loved man at Millikin — Dr. John C. 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