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' ' ' ' 10 " Come to these scenes of peace, The siveet birds all the summer sing, Where cares and toil and sadness cease! 11 ' All nature is hut art. unknoicn to thee; All chance, direction, ichich thou canst not see All discord, harmony not understood : All partial evil, universal good; And spite of pride, in every reaions spite. One truth is clear, whatever is, is rightT 12 " At morn I take my customed 7 on ml. To mark how buds yon shrubbry mound. And every opening primrose count. That trimly paints my blooming mount; I teach in n inding wreaths to stray Fantastic ivy ' s gadding spray. " 13 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE Introductory 1 Greeting 5 Dedication 6 About the Campus — . 8 Classes and Organizations _.. . 17 Faculty 20 Seniors 37 Juniors 51 Sophomores . 54 Freshmen 59 Organizations -__ 66 Artists ' Recitals 106 Festive Occasions 109 Literary 119 Contests 120 " The Bludgeonings of Chance " 126 " Rich Man, Poor Man " 139 " Church and I " ...142 Poems 144 Athletics 145 For Men 146 For Women 175 Ripples ..183 Calendar 185 Advertisements 187 A Word of Appreciation ...245 16 18 LILLIAN MERRILL WALKER Dean of Women A. B. Oxford College. ARTHUR WALD Acting Dean op College Professor of Modern Languages A. B. Augustana College 1905; Ph. D. Uni- versity of Chicago 1919. A year ago we were scarcely acquainted with Dr. Holden, our new President. We knew, of course, of his educational prominence, of his business ability, and in a vague way, realized that we were fortunate in having him. Now we are sure of it. The rapidity with which he secured more than the sums recommended by the committ e from the University of Illinois for the library, chemistry and physics laboratories, the marked im- provement in buildings and grounds — all indicate that under his direction and care, Millikin is going to grow. The year, too, has brought us into a much closer personal contact with our President, and we have grown to honor and respect him more, and take a genuine pride in Millikin because of his leadership. A word of recognition is due here to Dr. Arthur Wald, Acting Dean of the College. The place Dean Hessler left is a hard one to fill ; we ex- pected a great deal from his successor, and we have it all. For Dr. Wald, with his straightforwardness, his square-play, has won the admiration and trust of every student in the University. 19 CALVERT WELCH DYER K 2 Secretary and Auditor A. B. Cumberland University 1900; Lockyear ' s Business College, Indiana, 1902. LUCILE MARGARET BRAGG K Recorder Instructor in Ancient Languages A. B. James Millikin Universitv 1909; A. M. 1910. ISABELLA THOMPSON MACHAN Proflssor of Greek and Latin A. B. Wellesley College 1887; A. M. 1905. CLYDE WILLIAM HART T K E Professor of Public Speaking A. B. James Millikin University 1915. 20 GRACE PATTEN CONANT I 1! K, II M e Professor of English Language and Literature A. B. Bates College; A. M. Cornell University 1897; Fellow 1898; Fellow University of Chi- cago 1899; Litt. D. Bates College 1914. DAVIDA McCASLIN A A .A Profkssor of Rhetoric A. B. Coe College 1904; B. S. James Millikin University 1907; A. M. University of Minne- sota 1912! CAROLINE LUTZ II I! ! Assistant Professor of English A. B. Goucher College 1911; A. M. Columbia University 1916; Harvard Summer School 1920; Milwaukee Downer, and Westhanipton Colleges. charline fender wood Instructor in Rhetoric A. B. Western College for Women 190-5 ; Uni- versity of Chicago, Summer of 1913 ; Colum- bia University, Summers of 1917-19, Second Semester of 1920. ALBERT TAYLOR MILLS Professor of History Kansas State Normal School 1893, 1896; A. B. University of Michigan 1899; A. M. 1908; University of Chicago 1899. WILLIAM C. CASEY T K E Professor of History and Political Science Illinois State Normal University 1909-11; A. B. James Millikin University 1916. EUGENIA ALLIN A l ' Librarian and Professor of Library Science B. L. S. University of Illinois 1903 ; Librarian and Professor of Library Science James Milli- kin University 1903-10; Organizer Illinois Library Extension commission 1910-14; Li- brarian and Professor of Library Science James Millikin University 1914 — . MARY BELLE PRICE II B ! Assistant Librarian A. B. James Millikin University 1917. 22 ALEXANDER PEEBLES KELSO Professor of Biblical History and Literature A. B. Washington and Jefferson 1906; B. D. Western Theological Seminary 1910; Sum- mer Semester, I eipsic, 1910-11; A. B. Oxford 1912 ; B. Sc. School of Litterae Humaniores, Research, 1913. LUTHER BATEMAN HENDERSON Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Education New Jersey State Normal School 1902; B. S. New York University 1906; M. A., B. D. Yale University 1909; University of Goettingen, Markburg, and Berlin, Germany, 1909-11. ARTHUR WALD Acting Dean of College Professor of Modern Languages A. B. Augustana College 1905 ; University Upsala 1909-10; A. B. University of Nancy, Summer 1910; University of Goettingen 1910- 11; University of Chicago 1916-18; Fellow 1917-18; Assistant in German, University of Chicago 1910; Ph. D. University of Chicago 1919. BONNIE R. BLACKBURN K, AAA Professor of French A. B. James Millikin University 1908; Uni- versity of Chicago. 23 JESSIE LOCKETT n li t Professor of French B. L. Smith College 1897; LaSorbonne, Paris, 1908-11. LELAH BELL DAVIS II B n :m e Instructor in French A. B. James Millikin University 1914. WALTER JOHN RISLEY ATA Professor of Mathematics B. S. University of Michigan 1900; A. M. Uni- versity of Illinois 1907; A. M. Harvard Uni- versity 1908. SHERMAN DANIEL CHAMBERS Associate Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering B. S. 1904 Baldwin-Wallace College; C. E. Lehigh University 1918. 24 WILLIAM BELLIS Associate Professor of Mathematics Ph. B. State Normal College, Upsilanti, 1896; B. S. University of Chicago 1905 ; Graduate Work University of Chicago, Madison, Har- vard, and Cornell. ANSEL AUGUSTUS TYLER A T, |{ K, 2 E Professor of Biology A. B. Lafayette College 1892; A. M. 1895; Ph. D. Columbia University 1897. JESSE R. CHRISTIE G A, 2 S Associate Professor of Biology B. S. in Agriculture, University of Kentucky 1913-14; New Hampshire 1909-13; Graduate Work 1914-15; M. S. University of Illinois 1916-18; Maryland State College 1915-16; Fairmount College 1919-20. ELSIE COLLIER E A I Instructor in Biology Ph. B. University of Chicago 1915; M. A. Le- land Stanford Jr. University 1919. 26 ESTHER L. McCREDIE Instructor of Chemistry A. B. Albion College 1918. ELTON RICHMOND DARLING Professor of Chemistry Ph. D. University of Southern Minnesota; Bradford Durfee Textile School ; New Bed- ford State Textile School; Post-Graduate Work at Brown, Clark, Wesleyan, Chicago and Illinois Universities. BERNARD WINCHESTER THOMPSON Instructor in Chemistry Purdue University 1913; B. S. in Pharmacy. FRED D. TOWNSLEY A K Professor of Physics Indiana State Normal 1905; A. B. Wabash College 1911. NORMAN G. WANN IS " l 2 Director of Physical Training for Men Earlham College. WILLIAM WILBERFORCE SMITH { B K Professor of Economics Director of Commerce and Finance A. B. Lafayette College 1880; A. M. 1883; LI. D. 1905. Headmaster Englewood (N. -J.) School for Boys 1885-95; Headmaster Berke- ley School (N. Y.) 1904-05; President Coe College 1905-08. LAURA DURKEE Instructor in Commerce and Finance ANGELA FERSON Director op Physical Training for Women B. S. Western Reserve University; Wooster Academy; The Sargent School of Physical Education, Boston. 27 MABEL DUNLAP Professor of Household Science Oswego State Normal 1906; B. S. Teachers ' College, Colmnbia University 1908; M. A. Teachers ' College, Columbia University 1920. FERN KAUFMAN Z T A, 11 M e Instructor in Clothing B. S. in Household Arts, The James Millikin University 1918. OLIVE M. YOUNG K K r Professor in Household Arts Smith College 1900-02; A. B. University of Nebraska 1908; University of Chicago 1903- 09; Columbia University, Teachers ' College, Summer 1918-19. LENA R. CORZINE AAA B. S. James Millikin University 1916; A. M. Columbia 1920. 28 ROBERT W. LAHR Professor of Fine and Applied Arts University of Chicago; Art Institute of Chi- cago. EMMA BATES ROBBINS A X V. Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts B. of Design, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tnlane University; Art Institute of Chicago, Summer School 1916; Chicago Acad- emy of Fine Arts 1918. CHRISTINE SPENCER K A e Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts B. S. University of Missouri 1916; Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Summer of 1917. HENRY ALFRED BOHL Instructor in Manual Training Toledo Polytechnic Institute 1905-08; Evans Pattern Works, Portland, Oregon, 1911. 29 LORELL M. COLE Professor of Manual Tr.aining Stout Manual Training School for Teachers 1906; University of Virginia, Summer School for Teachers, Summers 1912, 1913; Head of Department of Farm Mechanics, Summers 1917-18, New York School of Agriculture, Summers 1917-18; Director in Industrial Training. CARL L HEAD Professor of Mechanical Engineering B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, James Milli- kin University 1911. ERICH W. ZIMMERMAN Professor of Commerce Ph. D. Bonn; Berlin, Munich, Birmingham ( England) . Edinburgh (Scotland), New York University (New York) . KATHARINA B. HILTI Laboratory Assistant in Chemistry EARLE ROBERTS Assistant in Chemistry CARLTON CUMMINS Assistant in Chemistry KATHRYN KLINE Assistant in Chemistry DAVID CAUSEY Laboratory Assistant in Biology F. LLOYD HYDINGER Associate Professor of Piano Playing Professor of History, Pedagogy, and the Dalcroze System of Eurythmics Private Study with Rudolph Ganz, 1910-12; Howard Wells, 1916-17; Eurythmics with Jacques Dalcroze at Dalcroze Musical Insti- tute in Helleran, near Dresden, Gcrm.iny, 1912-13 ; Head of Piano Department, Albion, Michigan, 1913-16; Teacher in Columbia School of Music, Chicago, 1916-18; Professor of Piano Playing and Head of Teachers ' De- partment, Millikin Conservatory of Music 1918—. MINER WALDEN GALLUP Associate Professor of Piano Playing AND Harmony Virgil Piano School, New York, 1902; Pi ' ivate Study, Albany, N. Y., 1905-06, with Dr. Percy J. Starnes; Berlin 1906-09, with Alberto Jonas and Vernon Spencer ; Professor of Piano Play- ing, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1909 — . RUTH BROWN 2 A 1 Instructor in Piano Playing Quincy College of Music, Quincy, Illinois, 1910-13, 1914-16; Illinois Woman ' s College, Jacksonville, Illinois. 1913-14; Scholarship Pupil in Piano in Millikin Conservatory of Music 1916-17; Diploma in Piano Playing 1919; Instructor in Child Culture Department, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1917-20; Cer- tificate in Singing 1921: Organist at West- minster Presbyterian Church 1916 — ; In- structor Millikin Conservatory 1918 — . SYLVIA FISK i; A 1 Instructor in Piano Playing Mi ' likin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano Playing 1909; Teachers ' Certificate 1911; Diploma in Piano Plaving 1914; Gradu- ate Study 1915-16, 1920; Private Study with Alexander Roab, Class Repertoire with Percy Grainger, Chicago Musical College, Summer 1919; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1911—. ■32 JVA INGERSOLL WASSON Instkuctor in Piano Playing and Upton Method of Keyboard Harmony A. B. James Millikin University 1912; Certifi- cate 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; Instruc- tor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1917 — . WILNA MOFFETT S A I Instructor in Piano Playing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano Playing 1913 ; Certificate in Harmony 1914; Teachers ' Certificate in Piano Playing 1917; Diploma in Piano Playing as Soloist and Teacher 1918; Graduate Diploma in Piano Playing 1919; Diploma in Pipe Organ Playing 1919; Graduate Diploma in Pipe Organ Play- ing 1919; Private Study with Percy Grainger, Chicago Musical College, Summer 1919; Or- ganist St. John ' s Episcopal Church 1920 — ; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1918—. RUTH LUCILLE MUIR S A I Instructor in Piano Playing Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano Playing 1915; Piano Teachers ' Certifi- cate 1915; Certificate in Harmony 1916; Di- ploma in Piano Playing 1918; Graduate Di- ploma in Piano Playing 1919; Private Study with Percy Grainger, Chicago Musical College, Summer 1919; Certificate in Singing 1921; In- structor Millikin Conservatory 1916 — . » HELEN GENE CANTRALL Z T A Instructor in Piano Playing and Singing Sherwood Conservatory of Music, Chicago, 1917; Teacher ' s Certificate in Piano Playing Sherwood Conservatory 1917; Certificate as Soloist in Piano Playing 1919, Millikin Con- servatory of Music; Certificate in Public School Music 1919; Certificate as Soloist in Singing 1920; Diploma as Soloist in Piano Playing 1920; Diploma in Singing 1921; In- structor Child Culture Department, Millikin Conservatory of Music 1920 — ; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1920 — . 33 STELLA MAE CHITTUM Instructor in Piano Playing Teacher in Piano Playing 1915; Certificate as Teacher in Piano Playing 1919; Certificate in Harmony 1919; Assistant in Piano Technic Classes for Children 1919-20; Diploma as Solo- ist in Piano Playing 1921; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1920 — . BERNICE BRENNEN 2 A I Instructor in Piano Playing Certificate in Piano Playing 1920; Teacher ' s Certificate 1921; Certificate in Harmony 1921; Diploma in Piano Playing 1921 ; Teacher ' s Diploma 1921; Instructor in Millikin Conserv- atory of Music 1920—. FLORENCE BROWN Z A I Instructor in Violin Playing Illinois College of Music, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1910; Private Study, Ludwig Becker, Chicago, Illinois, 1914-15; Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Violin Playing, 1917; Teacher 1912-16; Diploma in Violin Playing 1918; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1918—. WILLIAM B. OLDS Professor of Singing A. B. Beloit College, 1898. Oberlin Conserva- tory 1895-98-99; American Conservatory 1899- 1900; Private Study, Oscar Seagle, London, England, Summer 1914 and Schroon Lake, N. Y., Summers 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 Con- servatory of Music 1908 — . 34 ROSE A. BORCH Associate Professor of Singing Roff Conservatory, Frankfurt, Germany, 1898- 1902 ; Private Voice Study with Julius Stock- hausen 1898-1902 and Jenny Hahn 1903, Frankfurt, Germany; Chicago Musical Col- lege 1916; Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, N. Y. 1917; Herbert Witherspoon, Chicago 1918; Associate Professor of Singing, Millikin Con- servatory of Music 1913 — . FREDARIEKA GREEN 2 A I Instructor in Singing and Professor in Ear Training Post Graduate Diploma in Singing 1920, Milli- kin Conservatory of Music ; Certificate in Piano Playing 1912; Certificate in Public School Music 1912; Diploma in Singing as Soloist and Teacher 1916; Graduate Study 1917; Diploma in Piano Playing 1917; Private Study with Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, New York, Summer 1917; Director Girls ' Glee Club 1917-20; Instructor Millikin Conservatory of Music 1915—. ESTHER REQUARTH S 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; Direc- tor Child Culture Department, Millikin Con- servatory of Music 1911 — . H. H. BARR Instructor in Public School Methods Indiana State Normal College 1918; Graduate in Music Supervisor ' s Course, Cornell Univer- sity, 1920; Piano Study with Graduates of Royal Conservatory, Leipsic, Germany; Head of the Music Department, State Normal Col- lege, Weatherford, Oklahoma 1920 ; Music Supervisor of Decatur 1920 — ; Director Pub- lic School Music Department, Millikin Conser- vatory of Music 1920 — . 35 FLOYD E. BRENNER K A X A. B. Rankin, Illinois. Rankin High School. President of Student Council 1920-21; Editor of The Decaturian 1920-21; Decaturian Staff 1917-18; Millidek Staff 1919-20; Class Treas- urer 1919-20; Endowment Committee 1919-20; Winner Brown Debate 1920; Glee Club 1917- 18, 1919-20, 1920-21; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1917-18, Convention Delegate 1918; Gamma Epsilon Tau ; Philomathean Literary Society 1916-17; Dramatic Art Club 1916-17. DAVID CAUSEY A. B. Greenville, Illinois. Greenville High School. Assistant in Biology 1918-21 ; Camera Editor Millidek 1920; President Science Club 1920- 21 ; President Gamma Epsilon Tau 1921. MARCELLE CHARREYRON II M e A. B. Montpellier, France. Ecole Superieure de jeune filles 1914-19; Uni- versite de Montpellier 1919-20; Brevet Super- ieur. JOSEPH THOMAS COGDAL A. B. History and Political Science. Atwood, 111. Atwood High School. Scrap 1916-17; Orlandian Literary Society 1916-17; U. S. Navy 1918-19, Qm. L.; Indoor Track 1917-21; Assistant Coach Track 1920- 21; Captain Track 1921; Conference High Jump Record 1920; Inter-mural B. B. 1920; Treasurer Senior Class 1920-21; Chairman Ways and Means Committee 1920-21. as FRANCES CONKEY A A A, n M e, r e t B. S. in Household Arts. Homer, Illinois. Homer High School. Western College, Oxford, Ohio, 1917-18, 1918- 19; James Millikin University 1919-20, 1920- 21; Secretary and Treasurer Household Arts Club 1919-20; Vice President Y. W. C. A. 1920-21; President Pi Mu Theta 1920-21. HELEN LEE COONROD A A A, II M e A. B. Taylorville, Illinois. Taylorville High School. Knox College 1917-18; Literary Society 1917- 18; Hiking Club 1917-18; Millikin University 1918-21; English Club 1921; Brownback Short Story Contest 1920. IRENE ISABEL CORZINE z T A, n M e B. S. in Household Arts. Assumption, Illinois. Assumption Township High School. Household Arts Club 1918-19; Vice President Junior Class 1919-20; Student Council Repre- sentative 1920-21; Secretary of the Student Council 1920-21; Millidek Board 1919-20. SARA DOBSON n i e B. S. in Household Arts. Milmine, Illinois. Bement High School. Philomathean Literary Society 1915-16; Sec- retary Domestic Economy Club 191.5-16, 1918- 19; Camplire 191.5-16, 1918-19; Student Coun- cil 1919-20; Household Arts Club 1919-20; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1920-21, Finance Committee; Basket Ball 1920-21; Secretary-Treasurer Gamma Epsilon Tau 1921; Chairman Senior Luncheon Committee. Vice President Pi Mu Theta; Honor Student. 39 FRANCES ESTHER DUNN z T A, n M e A. B. with Library Science. Mt. Auburn, Illi- nois. University High School, Normal, Illi- nois. Philomathean 1917-18; Y. W. C. A.; Cercle Francais 1918-19; Girls Basket Ball 1920-21; Chairman Pi Mu Theta Tea Committe; Women ' s Athletic Association. ESTHER LOUISE FINLEY e r, n M e A. B. with Library Science. Utica, Illinois. Ottawa High School. Campfire 1917-18; Spanish Club 1917-18; Chairman of Student Volunteer Committee, Y. W. C. A. 1919-20; Student Council 1920- 21; President Y. W. C. A. 1920-21; Chairman Faculty Relations Committee; Senior Class Day Committee; Aston Hall Executive Com- mittee. NORMA FLESHER A A A, n M e B. S. in Household Arts. Taylorville, Illinois. Taylorville Township High School. Dramatic Art Club 1917-18; Play; Vice Presi- dent Home Economic Club 1919-20; Pageant 1920; Committee for Sophomore Breakfast; Committee for Freshman-Sophomore Recep- tion; Home-Coming Entertainment 1919; Chairman Social Committee Pi Mu Theta; Member of Cut-Day Committee 1921. WILLIAM LAWRENCE FRITZ T K E A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. President Philomathean Literary Society 1917-18; Treasurer Dramatic Art Club 1918- 19; Basket Ball (second team) 1918-19; Brown Debate 1918-19, 1921; Student Council 1919-20: President Y. M. C. A. 1919-20; Deca- turian Staff 1918-19, 1919-20; Inter-Collegiate Debate 1921; Chairman Senior Invitation Committee. 40 INA MIRIAM GOLTRA n yi e B. S. in Household Arts. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Philomathean Literary Society 1917-18; Glee Club 1917-19; Domestic Economy Club 1917; Treasurer 1918; Vice President 1919; Senior Class Day Committee 1921. RALPH 0. GOLTRA T Iv E B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Decatur, Ill- inois. Decatur High School. Philomathean Literary Society 1915-16; Com- merce and Finance Club 1915-17; Glee Club 1916-17; U. S. Marines; Vice President Coun- cil 1920-21; Secretary Athletic Board of Con- trol; " M " Club; Football 1915-16, 1919-20; Basket Ball 1915-16, 1919-20. EDWINA MILDRED HALL A A A, n M e A. B. Mechanicsburg, Illinois. Springfield High School. Domestic Science Club 1918; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; English Club 1920-21; Cercle Francais 1920; Pi Mu Theta Monitor. PHILLIS HAMMAN n B ! , n M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Chairman Freshman-Sophomore Contest 1917; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1918-21; Millidek Board 1920; Social Chairman Senior Class; Program Chairman English Club. 41 JEWELL ELIZABETH HARRIS n B , n M e A. B. in Library Science. Anna, Illinois. Union Academy, Anna, Illinois. Dramatic Art Club 1917-18; President Dra- matic Art Club 1918-19; Millidek Editor 1919- 20; President Aston Hall Student Govern- ment 1920-21 ; Chairman Memorial Committee 1920-21. KATHARINA B. HILTI e r, n :m e A. B. Saunemin, Illinois. Saunemin High School. Y. W. C. A.; President Current Topic Club 1918; Girls ' Camp Fire 1918-19; Secretary .Junior Class; Girl ' s Athletic Editor Millidek; Astronomy Club 1919-20; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Basket Ball 1918-20; Secretary Pi Mu Theta; Assistant Secretary Senior Class; Vice President Gamma Epsilon Tau; Senior Luncheon Committee; Vice President Aston Hall ; Honor Student. LENA BELLE HOLLAND n M e B. S. in Household Arts. Clarksville, Ten- nessee. Clarksville High School. Member of Y. W. C. A. 1917-20; Household Arts Club 1917-20; Senior Luncheon Commit- tee; Pi Mu Theta Social Committee. EDWARD ROBERT KILBRIDE X ■I ' B. S. in Commerce and Finance. Springfield, Illinois. Springfield High School. Winner in Double Stunts Illini Interscholastic Circus 1916; Staff Captain University of Illi- nois Brigade 1917; Agricultural Club; Found- er University of Illinois National Defense League 1917; U. S. Navy; Y. M. C. A. Cabi- net 1920; Treasurer Y. M. C. A.; Home Com- ing Play; Interscholastic Manager 1921; Ma- sonic Club; Inter-Mural Basket Ball. 42 HELEN LICHTENBERGER II B !• A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Dramatic Art Club 1918; Spanish Club 1918; Girls ' Basket Ball 1918; Millidek Board 1920; Vice President English Club 1921; Invitation Committee 1921. HELEN WHITMAN MACHAN A X 0, n M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Philomathean Literary Society 1917 ; Ceicle Francais 1917-18; Dramatic Art Club 1917- 19; Millidek Board 1919-20; Class and Organ- ization Editor; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Chair- man Meetings Committee 1920-21 ; Senior In- vation Committee 1920-21; Scholarship Ban- quet Guest 1918-21. ADELINE MATTES Z T A, II M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Cercle Francais 1918-20; Y. W. C. A. Secre- tary; English Club 1920-21; Chairman Social Service Committee; Senior Chapel Committee; Pan Hellenic 1920-21; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1919-21. PRESTON H. McClelland K A X A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. President Freshman Class; Treasurer Sopho- more Class; Glee Club 1917-20; President 1918; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1918-20; Freshman Sophomore Scrap 1916-17; President Y. M. C. A. 1919; Student Council 1917, 1919; Presi- dent 1919; Dramatic Art Club 1917-19, Treas- urer 1918; Base Ball 1918; Basket Ball 1919; Athletic Board 1919-20, Secretary 1920; Milli- dek Board 1919; Home Coming Parade 1916; Endowment Parade 1919 ; Cheer Leader 1919- 20; Lake Geneva Conference 1918; Freshman Sophomore Forensic Contest 1917; Foot Ball Manager 1920. ' - ' J 43 MARY MESSERLY McROBERTS n B , n M G B. S. in Household Arts. Decatur, Illinois. Sedalia High School. Dramatic Art Club 1917-18; Domestic Econ- omy Club 1919; Gamma Epsilon Tau. JOHN EVANS McWHERTER K A X B. S. in Manual Arts Education. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Football 1916-20; Captain Elect 1918; Cap- tain 1920; Base Ball 1917-20; President of Senior Class 1920; Student Council Repre- sentative 1919-20; Student Council 1919-21; U. S. Navy 1918-19. LLOYD M. NYE I , R A A. B. Agency, Iowa. Agency High School. Iowa Wesleyan College. Oratorical Contest 1916; Instructor Commercial Department 1917; U. S. Army 1918-19; Assistant Chemis- try Department 1919; President Y. M. C. A. 1920; Secretary to President 1920; J. M. U.; Jambalaya 1921; English Club 1921. LEE DECATUR PIGOTT A. B. Decatur, Illinois. McKendree Acad- emy 1912-16. McKendree College 1916-17; Missouri Wes- leyan College 1917-18; English Club; Masonic Club; Dramatic Art Play 1919. 44 HARRIET ELIZABETH PRICE Z T A, II M O A. B. Delavan, Illinois. Delavan High School. Dramatic Art Club 1916-17; Grace— " Daugh- ters of Men " 1918; Orlandean Literary So- ciety 1916-17; Chairman Senior Play Commit- tee; Vice President Senior Class 1920. CHARLOTTE DORCAS PROCTOR A A A, II M e B. S. in Household Arts. Kimberly, Idaho. Kimberly High School. Domestic Science Club 1917-18; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Home Coming Play 1919; Chair- man of Junior Senior Party Committee 1920; Household Arts Club 1919-20; Class Secre- tary 1920-21; Pi Mu Theta Treasurer 1920-21. BENJAMIN EARLE ROBERTS T K E A. B. Paw Paw, Illinois. Paw Paw High School. Dramatic Art Club 1917-20; Treasurer 1918- 20; Varsity Base Ball 1918; Chairman Home Coming Parade 1920; Band 1917-18; Intra- Mural Basket and Base Ball 1919-21; Assist- ant Manager Millidek of 1920; Business Man- ager Millikin Glee Club 1920; Member 1919- 21; Science Club 1920; President of Senior Class 1921; President of Y. M. C. A. 1921; Student Council 1921 ; Inter Fraternity Coun- cil; Student Assistant in Chemistry 1921. HUBERT O. ROBERTSON K A X A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Philomathean Literary Society 1917-18; Philo- Orlandian Debate 1918; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1919; Decatur- ian Staff 1918-19, 1921; Freshman Sophomore Debate 1918; Class Treasurer 1918-19; Glee Club 1918-19; Treasurer 1919; Intercollegiate Debate 1919-21; Assistant in Math 1920-21; High Honor Student; Masonic Club 1921; President of Freshman Class Law School Uni- versity of Illinois 1920; Second Rank in Freshman Law University of Illinois 1920; Senior Committees; Home Coming, Senior Class Plav; Chairman Student Council Con- stitution Committee. 45 EDNA RYBOLT II B , II 51 e B. S. in Household Arts. Decatur, Illinois. Kenney High School. James Millikin Acad- emy. University of Wisconsin Summer Ses- sion 1920. French Club 1918-19; Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Red Cross Committee 1917-18; Phil- omathean Literary Society 1917-18; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Chairman Social Service 1918- 19, Secretary 1919-20, Chairman Religious Education 1920-21; Lake Geneva Conference 1918-19; Bas,ket Ball 1918-19, 1920-21; Pi Mu Theta College Tea Committee 1920-21; Cap and Gown Committee 1920-21; Pan Hellenic Scholarship Banquet 1914-15, 1920-21; Honor Student. WILLIAM HENRY SABLOTNA B. S. in Manual Arts. Decatur, Illinois. De- catur High School. Batallion 1917; Masonic Club 1921. EVELYN CLAIRE SCOTT A A A, II M e, r E T B. S. in Household Arts. Chrisman, Illinois. Chrisman Township High School. Western College, Oxford, Ohio, 1917-18. James Millikin University 1918-21. Household Arts Club 1919-20. ADELE SHELAH A A A, II M e A. B. Springfield, Illinois. Decatur High School. Dramatic Art Club 1918-19; Orlandian Con- test 1918; Freshman Sophomore Reading Con- test 1919; Literary Editor Millidek 1919-20; Cercle Francais 1920; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1920-21; Dramatic Art Club Play 1920. 46 JESSE IRWIN SMITH T Iv E A. B. Hillsboro, Illinois. Hillsboro High School. Member of Glee Club 1918-21; Astronomv Club 1919-20; Science Club 1920; Charter Member Gamma Epsilon Tau, Science Fra- ternity 1921; Senior Social Committee. EBER M. SPENCE T K E B. S. in Commerce and Finance. LeRoy, Illi- nois. LeRoy High School. Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 1919-21; Dramatic Art Club Play 1919; Intercollegiate Debate 1919- 20; Vice President Senior Class; Chairman Senior Chapel Committee; Business Manager Decaturian 1920-21. GERMAINE TALLANDIER n M O A. B. Nimes, France. Ecole Superieure de Nimes 1910-16; Lycee de jeune? filles do Nimes 1916-17; Brevet Superieur; Institut- rice; Ecoles publiques de Nimes 1917-20. MARIAN AINSWORTH WAIT II 1! , II M e A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Freshman Class Officer; Dramatic Art Club 1917-18; President 1919; Millidek 1919-20; Home Coming Committee 1919; Decaturian 1920; English Club 1920-21; Senior Class Play Committee 1921. 47 HARRIET MILDRED WILEY A X O, n JI e A. B. Edgerton, Ohio. Butler High School. High Honor Student 1917-21; Winner of Es- say in Freshman-Sophomore Contest 1917-18; Winning Debate Team in Freshman-Sopho- more Contest 1918-19; Chairman Program Committee Dramatic Club 1918-19 ; Assistant Manager Girls ' Athletics 1918-19; Girls ' Ath- letic Manager 1919-20; Pan-Hellenic Presi- dent 1919-20; Brownback Short Story Prize 1920; Honorable Mention in Poets of the Fu- ture 1918-20; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 1920-21; Decaturian Staff 1920-21. ROE ELLIOT WILSON T K E A. B. Greenville, Illinois. Greenville High School. Vice President Sophomore Class 1917-18; Ma- sonic Club; Instructor of Science in the Acad- emy 1919-20; Gamma Epsilon Tau 1921. CARLTON C. CUMMINS r E T A. B. Decatur, Illinois. Decatur High School. Men ' s Glee Club 1918-21; President Glee Club 1920-21; Dramatic Art Club 1918, 1921; Milli- dek Board 1919-20; Decaturian StalT 1920-21; Home Coming Play 1919-20. (Cla ssified in error with -Juniors). Other candidates for degrees — Master of Arts WEST, WILLIAM ALLEN, A. B. The James Millikin University 1909; History. Mc- Leansboro, 111. Not candidates for Degrees BRAGG, LUCILLE MARGARET, A. M. The James Millikin University, 1910; French. Decatur, Illinois. COLLIER, BERTHA ELSIE, A. M. Leland Stanford University, 1920; Household Arts. Decatur, Illinois. ROBBINS, EMMA BATES, B. of Des. So- phie Newcomb Memorial College 1915; Greek Literature. Congress Park, Illinois. 48 BERNICE BRENNEN 2 A I Decatur. Diploma as Soloist and Teacher in Piano Playing; Pupil of Max van Lewen Swarthout; Certificate as Soloist in Piano Playing 1920; Certificate in Harmony 1920; Girls ' Glee Club 1918-19. STELLA MAE CHITTUM Sorento. Diploma as Soloist in Piano Playing; Pupil of Miner Walden Gallup; Certificate in Piano Playing 191-5 ; Certificate as Teacher of Piano Playing and Certificate in Harmony 1919; Girls ' Glee Club 1919-20; Assistant in Piano Technic Classes for Children 1919-20. EVELYN WAIT :i A 1 Greenville. Diploma in Piano Playing. Greenville High School 1916; Certificate in Piano Playing 1919; Certificate in Public School Music 1920; Certificate in Harmonv 1920; Girls ' Glee Club 1917-20; President 1919-20; Millidek Board 1919-20; Certificate in Singing 1921. 49 CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-TWO President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Student Council Representatives Donald Ping ' Orval Diehl Maurita Shafer Robert Barracks Wayne Gill ' Kathryn Kline Class Colors — Silver and Old Rose COMMITTEES Junior Tea Hazel Periy Miriam Lee Gladys Phillis Class Partij Committee Orval Diehl Helen Goiham, Chairman Refreshment Committee Ruth Tucker, Chairman Decoration Committee Decorating Committee Ruth Tucker Camille Barnett Robeit Barracks JUNIOR CLASS Abrams, Cecil F. Babb, Florence Helena Baily, Paul Barnett, Camille Winified Barracks, Robert A. Baumgarten, Milton Winter Birks, Jenna Ruth Birks, John Gouge Bolds, Elden Eckley Brooks, Frances Brown, Lucile Buckles, Orville Dee Conover, Mary Frances Ci ' ocker, Joan Philbrook Culver, Florence Cummins, Carlton Carlyle Davis, Charlotte Virginia Delahunty, Mary Diehl, Orval W. Downey, Lyle Wayne Duncan, Donald Kenneth Engleman, Lois Eleanor Evans, Beulah Campbell Gill, Russell Wavne Gorham, Helen Louise Greider, Lucile Kathryn HaaF. Chester Ralph Hamilton. Lawience Arthur Harper, Gladys Houghton, Mai ' iam Elvira Kessinger, Oren Charles Kline, Kathryn Alice Knudson, Percy Martin Lee, Miriam Lynd, Joe Merle Mclntyre, James B. Manning, Hubert Lawrence Mayes, Harris Irving Nie ' bergall, Edna Jane Periy, Hazel Bernice Pfeffer, Edward Whitaker Phillis, Gladys La Von Pierce, Clarence B. Ping, Donald Wilson Proctor, George McKinlsy Randall, Leta Faye Reaich, Esther Remmington, Eugene Sampson, Harold Rexford Sanders, Robert Dewey Shafer, Maui ' ita Claire Stone, Alice Mae Sutherland, Pearle Swanson, F]-anklin Icroy Tucker, Ruth Emma Vent, Louise Ward, Russel S. Williams, Helen Elizabeth 53 CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-THREE President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Student Council Represen tatives Ruth Shuman Irwin Hurtt Helen Jones Lester Schroll Lester Schroll Dorothy Davis Class Colors — Purple and White COMMITTEES Finance Comvtittee Irwin Hurtt Helen Hayes Helen Jones John Hays John Rogers Dance Refreshment Committee Dorothy Davis, Helen Coffey Chaiiman Program Irma Gerdes SOPHOMORE CLASS Adams, Dwayne Allen, Robert Anderson, Dwight Bailey, Claude Bailey, Doiothy Barth, Anna Mauiine Baumgarten, Ruth Biggs, Esther Birkett, Anna Mae Bjustrom, Mildred Bonifield, Alice Brown, Norma Caldwell, Robert Cassel, Ward Champion, Mary Chapin, Mary Ada Chasey, Frank Christison, Edna Claxon, Lucile Cline, Paul Coffey, Helen Colbrook, Velma Conklin, Delmar Craw, Helen Cummins, Consuelo Davis, Dorothy Dawson, Roger Deakins, Clarence Deetz, Charles Deetz, Thelma Delassus, Wilma Engleman, Buryl Fawcett, Orville Felix, Jane Fulton, Blanche Gerdes, Irma Gordon, Ethel Griswold, Carroll Guest, Bunn Harper, Helen Haiper, Marguerite Harper, Mary Hayes, Helen Hays, John Henry, Harold Hokamp, Delia Ann Humphiey, Janet Hunt, Harlan Hurtt, Ii ' win Hutchison, Helen Jeffries, Wilma Johnson, Harold Jones, Helen Kaiser, Harry Kilbride, Henrietta Kilbride, Florence Kile, Wilma Kilgore, James Lamb, Rilev Lindsay, Edward 55 1 BG Linville, Mildred McCreey, Carrie McDonald, Helen Mclntyie, Margaret McRili, Maurice Middleton, Margaret Mitchell, Walter Moffett, Lloyd Moore, Edith Mount, Richard Newell, Francis Norwine, Fayette O ' Hara, George Pai ' kinson, Helen Payson, Gilbert Pfeffer, Herman Piatt, Roger Randall, Freda Reeves, Russell Regan, Helen Reid, Robert Rodger, John Ross, Richard Sanborn, Maxine Sanders, Gladys Schroll, Leitha Schroll, Lester Schumacker, Mary Scott, Modesta Shaw, Leslie Shaw, Marshall Shelton, Janice Shuman, Ruth Smith, Elsie Smith, 0. S. Sellers, Eugene Sparks, Mary Louise Sternberg, Edwin Stone, Mildred Stone, Ruth Taylor, John Thompson, Vida Torman, iJerneice Trost, Lois Vent, Vivienne Wait, Robert Ward, Clifton Warfield, Florence Wai-ren, Ii-ene Watkins, Geraldine Weigand, Howaid Whalen, Verneal Whitford, Laura Wilson, Lorraine Wilson,Ona Yeh, C. H. CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-FOUR President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Student Council Representative Vernon Hale Marjorie Scott Mary Louise Drake Dale Yoder Lillian Paisley Class Colors — Green and White COMMITTEES Scrap Coiinitittee Alfred Nelson Thelma Brown Hugh Hiser Mary Louise Drake Homccommg Float Coiniiuttee Eugene Wallace Erna Pritchett Welby Abrams Social Coiii))nttce Marjorie Scott Stanley Smith Eugene Wallace Marjorie Hampton Freshman-Sophomore Liter arij Contest David Jones Helen Jacobs Helen Lobenstcin FRESHMAN CLASS Aljbott, Richard Abell, Wilbur Abrams, Welby Adams, Sidney Alexander, Temple Armstrong, Robert Ash, Mabel Atterbury, Harner Bachmann, Fred Baird, Keith Baker, Ida Baker, W. A. Baldridge, Elsie Barnes, Warren Barrows, Resler Earth, Hai ' old Bartley, Ray Bassler, Pauline Beach, Gerti ' ude Bean, William Beckwith, Ruble Berry, Claude Biance, John Birks, Jesse Bonifield, Miriam Bopp, Clarence Bretscher, C. J. Bromley, Iva Brown, Helen Brown, Lefay Brown, Thelma Bruso, Biadford Busbey, Christine Campbell, Donald Campbell, Vandeth Carter, Ruth Case, Katharine Clark, Harry Clai-k, Helen Coffey, P ' aye Collins, Joe Combs, Ralph Colin, Henry Connard, Theodora Cooper, Willis Corzine, Edna Cowgill, Harold Crowder, Helen Curl, Floyd Danforth, Herschel ci Davenport, D. E. Davidson, June Davis, Idelia Deetz, Bernice Denny, Lucille Dewein, Margaret Dieterich, DeWitt Ditto, Rebecca Dixon, Collin Donovan, John Drake, Mary Louise Drennan, Katie Duncan, Helen Dunstan, Sarah Jane Edwards, Thomas Elliott, Tlielma Erskine, Frances Eyman, Nepha Fathauer, Ora Fouche, Kenyon Foulke, Adelaide Galloway, Truman Gilbert, Belma Goodwine, Alice Grimsley, Ella Griswold, Edwin Haggard, Lois Harwood, Winfield Hale, Vernon Hale, Herman Hall, Henry Hamman, Ruth Hami)ton, Marjorie Handlin, Mary S. Harris, Don Harris, William Harrold, Gladys Hartmann, Ernest Hartman, Tom Henry, Katherine Henry, I ucile Hinkle, Mabel Hizer, Hugh Holbrook, R. Holemann, Earl Hooper, Paye Holt, Harold Hughes, Franc Hynes, Stanley Irwin, Eunice Jackson, Leona Jacobs, Helen Jamison, Louise Jamison, Edward Johnstone, Paul Jones, David Keller, Maud Kennedy, Ruth Kercher, George Kiick, Bernice Kincaid, Margaret Kinkaide, Hugh Kirby, Ruth Klitzing, Robert Kubitz, Oskar Landon, Elizabeth Lane, Thelma Langham, Irene Larson, Gladys Larson, Nigel Laswell, Lucien Leonard, Albion Leslie, Opal Lindley, Donald Lingle, Mildred Lipe, Cordon Lobenstein, Helen Lowry, Marjorie Lynch, Shirley McHose, Mary Maness, Harvey Meiners, Ray Miller, Twila Mitchell, Georgia Murphy, Lois Myers, May Nelson, Alfred Noleman, Irene Norris, Gerald Norton, Harold Nottingham, Mabel Nowlin, Irwin Omer, Aileen Orr, Margaret Paisley, Lillian Patten, Robert Porter, Harold Pritchett, Erna Rady, Sam Ransom, Harriet Ray, Mary Reid, Brice Reinhardt, Virginia Richardson, Helen Riggs, Ruth Roby, F. C. Rogers, Ralph Rogers, Verice Rosebaugh, Earl Sawyer, Russell Schaub, Georgiana Schultz, Kelso Scott, Frank Scott, Thelma Scott, Grace Scott, Marjorie Scott, Walter Seyfer, Fred Shepherd, Irene Simpson, W. C. 63 Sowers. Herschel Squireii, lona Simer, Stafford Stanton, Joe States, Helen Steele, Clarence Stokes, Mildred Stouffer, Mary Telling, Gerald Thornton, L. F. Tilton, Edith Van Deventer, Harold Walker, Frank Wallace, Eugene Wallace, Rosemary Walters, Richard Weaver, Merle Weilepp, Paul Whitfield, Zachie Whitsitt, Ruth Wilson, Brooks Wise, Eunice Yoder, Dale MEN ' S GLEE CLUB President Vice President Busin ess M anag er Secretary Treasurer L ibrarian Pianist — 1st Semester, Pianist — 2nd. Semester, Director Carlton Cummins Cecil Abrams Clarence Deakins Wei by Abrams Harold Sampson Edwin Griswold Earle James Judy John Tinnon Taylor Professor W. B. Olds First Tenors Carl Mathieu Harold Sampson Jack Rubottom Arthur Lobenstein Baritones Preston McClelland Hubert Manning Welby Abrams Emil Cooper Paul Johnstone Vernon Hale Second Tenors Cecil Abrams Z. B. Whitfield Bunn Guest Lloyd MofFet Edwin Griswold Basses Floyd Brenner E ' arle Roberts John Birks Carlton Cummins Lyle Downey William Bean Ralph Coombs J. H ' win Smith Clarence Deakins C6 THE ENGLISH CLUB President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Organization C hair man Social Chwirman Reporter George Proctor Helen Lichtenberger Robert Barracks Mary Delahunty Phillis Hamman Anna Katherine Smith Jane Felix The English Club was organized on December 12, 1920. It came as the culmination of a desire on the part of the English Department, and many of the students majoring in English for an organiaztion for the furthering of interest in literature. The bringing to Decatur of Tony Sarg ' s Marionettes was perhaps the greatest achievement of the club this year. Y, W. C. A. CABINET President Vice President Esther Finley Frances Conkey Mariam Houghton Florence Culver Secretary Treasurer CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES Relig ions Education Edna Rybolt Freshman C om m ission Mildred Wiley Finance Sara Dobson Religions Meetings Helen Machan Social Phillis Hamman Publicity Maxine Sanborn Social Service Adeline Mattes Stndent Volunteer Jenna Birks Music Margaret Mclntyre Undergraduate Representative — Adele Shelah Advise ' Ki — Miss Olive M. Young 70 Y. M. C. A. CABINET President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Earle Roberts Robert Barracks John Birks Edward R. Kilbride Meetings Chairman George Proctor Finance Charrman Eber Spence Publicity Chairman Orville Buckles House Chairman Truman Galloway Membership Chairman J. Irwin Smith Church Relations Chairman Walter G. Mitchell Community Service Chairman Donald Ping THE STUDENT COUNCIL President Floyd E. Brenner Vice President Ralph Goltra Secretary Irene Corzine Treasurer R. Wayne Gill STANDING COMMITTEES Relations hiterclass Athletics Esther Finley, Chairman Ralph Goltra, Chairman John McWherter, First Semester Dorothy Davis Earle Roberts, Second Semester Donald Ping Kathrvn Kline ■ 7 Social Literary Contests Kathryn Kline, Chairman Irene Corzine, Chairman , Irene Corzine Clark Logan, First Semester Earle Roberts Earle Roberts, First and John McWherter, First Semester Second Semesters Lillian Paisley, Second Semester Lillian Paisley Dorothy Davis Music cmd Demonstration Improvement and Finance Dorothy Davis R. Wayne Gill, Chairman Carroll Griswold, First Semester Esther Finley Lester Schroll, Second Semester Harold Sampson, First Semester Vernon Hale Ruth Shuman, Second Semester John McWhertei ' , Senior class president First Semester Harriet Piice, Second Semester Earle Roberts, Second Semester Ralph Goltia, Senior class representative Ii ' ene Corzine, Senior class representative Donald Ping, Junior class president R. Wayne Gill, Junior class representative Kathryn Kline, Junior class representative Carroll Griswold, Sophomore class presi- dent, First Semester Ruth Shuman, Second Semester Harold Sampson, Sophomore class repre- sentative, First Semester Lester Schroll, Second Semester Dorothy Davis, Sophomore class repre- sentative Veinon Hale, Freshman class president Lillian Paisley, Freshman class, represen- tative Clark Logan, Y. M. C. A. president. First Semester Earle Roberts, Second Semester . . Esther Finley, Y. W. C. A. president . • Floyd Brenner, Decaturian Editor 73 DECATURIAN STAFF Editoi- Assistant Editor Business Manager Assista7it Business Ma?iager Ployd Brenner Lois E ' ngleman Eber Spence Orval Diehl THE STAFF Helen Parkinson Buryl Engleman Robert Barracks Consuelo Cummins Harold Sampson Maurita Shafer Carlton Cummins Edwin Griswold Marian Wait Helen Gorham George Procter Edward Lindsay Helen Hayes John Tinnon Taylor Hubert Robertson Camille Barnett Mildred Wiley Carioll Griswold MILLIDEK BOARD ijj LltLV 1 J_;UiS Hilly IcIllclH Busi7i ess Mcioicigev John Birks Assistcmt Business Manager Donald Ping Associfitp FJflitoT T;nnisp Vent Class and Organizations Calendar Helen Williams Hazel Perry i T .li " cv n ' y If l Oiit l til ij Robert Barracks , Helen Gorham Camera Social Maviam Houghton Lyle Downey Maurita Shafer Joke : I Conservatory Camille Barnett Florence Culver Harold Sampson Athletics A7t Lucile Brown Florence Babb Orval Diehl « 1 ' ' ' MEMBERS Luther B. Henderson S. D. Chambers C. E. Sutherd Hubert Robeitson Preston McClelland Lee Piggott Clarence Pierce Oren Kessinger Kenneth Duncan Marshall Shaw Orville Fawcett Stanley Smith Richard Mount Faculty Seniors ■Juniors Sophomores H. A. Bohl B. W. Thompson Edward Kilbride William Sablotna Lawrence Fritz John McWherter James Mclntyre George Proctor Russel Waid Paul Weilepp Harold Porter Dan Elwood Roger Pratt Freshman Stafford Simer 79 GAMMA EPSILON TAU Honorary Scientific Fraternity Founded at James Millikin University 1921 OFFICERS President David Causey Vice President ■ Katherina Hilti Secretary-Treasurer Sara Dobson MEMBERS Floyd Brenner Lena Belle Holland Lucile Brown Mariam Houghton David Causey Kathryn Kline Frances Conkey p,,eston McClelland S Cummins . g. Earle Roberts Charlotte Davis j. ij. j g .j h Sara Dobson E ej g Wayne Gill E. Wilson Katherina Hilti Gamma Epsilon Tau is an honorary scientific fraternity to advance the character ot the scientific work at Millikin. and to provide an organized means for furthering the interests of students majoring in science 81 THE M CLUB President Vice President Russel Ward Paul Bailey Donald Ping Joe Cogdal Secretary Treasurer The M Club is an organization which is composed of the students who have won an M on any of the athletic teams. Its purposes are to promote a higher scholastic standing among its members, to promote a higher respect for the M, rather than for the sweater ; to endeavor to keep more athletes in college, and to uphold the standards of James Millikin University. At a meeting held April 15, the Millikin Dramatic Art Club was com- pletely reorganized and plans were made for the remainder of the school year. The organization holds its meetings on the second and fourth Mon- day evenings of each month. A program comniittee has planned a series of interesting evenings for the club. Owing to the late date of organization, the club has planned to stage but one play — that one to be put on during commencement week. The zest and enthusiasm of its thirty-five charter members promise to make the Dramatic Art Club one of the most striking organizations on the campus. DRAMATIC ART CLUB President Vice President Lucile Brown Helen Gorham Wayne Gill Robert Wait Secretary Treasurer PI MU THETA Founded November 13, 1912 Faculty Adviser Professor J. W. Risley President Frances Conkey Vice President Sara Dobson Secretary Katharina Hilti Treasurer Charlotte Procter Helen Coonrod Frances Conkey Irene Corzine Sara Dobson Frances Dunn Esther Finley Norma Flesher Ina Goltra Edwina Hall Phillis Hamman Jewell Harris Katharina Hilti Germaine Tallandier Mareelle Charreyron Lena Belle Holland Helen Lichtenberger Helen Machan Mary McRoberts Adeline Mattes Harriet Price Charlotte Procter Evelyn Scott Adele Shelah Marian Wait Mildred Wiley Dr. Grace Patton Conant 85 ZETA TAU ALPHA Tau Chapter Established 1912 Colors — Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray Flower — White Violet Faculty Adviser — Coach N. G. Wann Sisters in the Faculty Fern Kaufman Helen Gene Cantiall Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moore Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cruikshank Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Irving Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Ahrens Mrs. E. A. Gastman Seniors Irene Corzine Harriet Price Frances Dunn Adeline Mattes Mary Frances Conover Helen Williams Mary Champion Juniors Louise Vent Sophomores Leitha Schroll Hazel Perry Florence Culver Helen Coffey Freshmen Faye Coffey Gladys Harrold Ella Grimsley Marjorie Hampton Iva Bromley Theodora Connard Mary Stouffer 87 DELTA DELTA DELTA Delta E2)silon Established Maij 25, 1912 Colors — Silver, Gold and Blue Flower — Pansy Faculty Adviser — Professor J. W. Risley Patrons and Patronesses Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Moore Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Holt Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Evans Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Paisley Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McClelland Mrs. Harriet Amsden Dr. Grace Patton Conant Sisters in the Faculty Lena Corzine Bonnie Blackburn Davida McCaslin Helen Coonrod Frances Conkey Norma Flesher Lucile Brown Mary Dickey Nellie Lamblin Seniors Adele Shelah Juniors Helen Gorham Sophomores Edwina Hall Charlotte Procter Evelyn Scott Miriam Lee Ruth Shuman Wilma Kile Katherine Case Edna Corzine Fi ' anc Hughes Lillian Paisley Freshmen Ruth Carter Thelma Elliott Mildred Lingle Edith Tilton Pearle Sutherland Thelma Brown Virginia Reinhardt Pledges Rosemary Wallace Irma Gerdes Erna Pritchett Eleanor Sward PI BETA PHI Illinois Eta Established March 29, 1912 Colors — Wine and Silver Blue Flower — Wine Carnation Faculty Adviser — Miss Olive M. Young Honorary Patronesses Mrs. A. R. Taylor Dr. Grace Patton Conant Mrs. A. T. Mills Mrs. W. W. Smith Patronesses Mrs. W. L. Shellabarger Mrs. Robert Mueller Mrs. C. A. Gille Mrs. F. M. Anderson Mrs. Charles Powers Mrs. Elizabeth Wells Miss Maria Buckingham Miss Nita Clark Jessie Lockett Sisters in Faculty Caroline Lutz Lelah Belle Davis Phillis Hamman Edna Rybolt Marian Wait Lois Engleman Maurita Shafer Vivienne Vent Helen McDonald Vida Thompson Elizabeth Landon Aileen Omer Mabel Nottingham Seniors Juniors Kathryn Kline Sophomores Freshmen Thelma Scott Pledges Helen Crowder Mary McRoberts Jewell Harris Helen Lichtenberger Esther Reaich Maiiam Houghton Helen Hayes Helen Jones Blanche Fulton Margaret Dewein Georgianna Schaub Ruth Hamman ALPHA CHI OMEGA Founded at DePctuw University 1885 Upsilon Chapter Installed May 9, 1913 Colors — Scarlet and Olive Green Flo wer — Red Carnation Faculty Adviser — Professor Clyde Hart Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Ornian Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Irving Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cruiksliank Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Evans Miss Ada Lindsay Sister in FacuHij Emma Bates Robbins Helen Machan Seniors Mildred Wiley Camille Barnett Mary Ada Chapin Thelma Deetz Florence Kilbride Helen Parkinson Maxine Sanborn Mary Louise Sparks Juniors Lucile Greider Sophomores Charlotte Davis Lois Trost Dorothy Davis Janet Humphrey Henriette Kilbride Helen Regan Margaret Mclntyre Bernice Deetz Frances Erskine Lucile Henry Freshmen Marjory Lowry Marjory Scott Harriet Ransom Helen Brown Katherine Henry Helen States Pledges Martha Holbrook Ruth Riggs Helen Richardson THETA GAMMA Founded March 23, 1921 Colors — Gold, White and Orchid Flower — Lily-of-the-Valley Faculty Adviser — Professor Albert T. Mills Patroyis and Patronesses . Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Will C. Wood Rev. and Mrs. Chesteen Smith Seniors Esther Finley Katherina Hilti Sophomores Consuelo Cummins Jane Felix Bernice Torman Ruth Stone Modesta Scott Gladys Sanders Helen Hutchison Wilma Delassus Ruby Beckwith Christine Busby June Freshmen Davidson Helen .Jacobs Rebecca Ditto 96 SIGMA ALPHA IOTA Founded June 12, 1903 Nu Ciuvpter Established May 15, 1917 Colors — Crimson and White Floiver — Red Rose Facultij Adviser — Donald M. Swarthout Patronesses Mrs. M. vL. Swarthout Mrs. Donald Swarthout Mrs. W. B. Olds Mrs. Edward Powers Mrs. Rose A. Borch Associate Members Mrs. Florence Royce Mrs. Edith Ridgley Chapter Honorary Members Esther Requarth Gladys Swarthout Ker Actives Bernice Brennen Ruth Brodman Florence Brown Ruth Brown Fredaiieka Green Esther Long Ebba Lundberg Ruth Muir Merle Mclntyre Wilna Moffett Elizabeth Moffett Virginia Rexroat Evelyn Wait Jessie Weiler Helen Waddington Sylvia Fisk Elzora Fischer Ruth Coe Margaret Grimsley SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON Founded at the University of Alabama March 9, 1856 Colors — Purple and Gold Flower — Violet Faculty Adviser — Professor L. M. Cole Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Powers Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Van Deventer Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Haines Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Osgood Cecil Abrams Robert Barracks Russel Ward Edward Pfeffer Juniors James Mclntyre Franklin Swanson Leonard Shurtz Herbert Crowder Clifton Ward Sophotnores Ward Cassel Howard O ' Hara Frank Chasey Zackie B. Whitfield Herman Pfeffer Clarence Deakins Freshmen Welby Abrams Brice Ried Robert Reid David Jones Frank Hoskins Donald Lindley Donald Campbell Eugene Wallace Walter Scott Claude Berry Kenyon Fouche Fred Bachmann Kyle Tolly Dale Yoder Robert Patton Hugh Hiser KAPPA DELTA CHI Founded April 23, 190A Colors — Orange and Blue Flower — Pink Carnation Facility Adviser — Professor Sherman D. Chambers Alumni Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. McDavid Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Million Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McGaughey Mr. and Mrs. Nellis Parkinson Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Colby Floyd Brenner Eugene Sutherd Seniors .John McWherter Hubert Robertson Preston McClelland Chester Haas Hubert Manning Lawrence Hamilton Juniors Wayne Gill . Harris Mayes Donald Ping Buryl Engleman Dwayne Adams Stanley Smith Edward Lindsay Eugene Sollars Riley Lamb So jhomores Howard Weigand Harlan Hunt Harold Henry Carrol Griswold Charles Deetz Harry Kaiser Delmar Conklin Edwin Griswold Cordon Lipe Henry Conlin Neil Conklin Freshmen Shirley Lynch William South Le Fay Brown Harold Faith 101 TAU KAPPA EPSILON Founded at Illinois Wesley an 1899 Beta Chapter Installed April 17, 1909 Faculty Adviser — Dr. W. W. Smith Colors — Cherry and Grey Floiver — Red Carnation Pairons and Patronesses Professor and Mrs. Max vanLewen Swarthout Dr. and Mrs. Albert R. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Engleman Brothers in the Facidty William C. Casey Clyde W. Hart B. Earle Roberts Lawrence W. Fritz Ralph O. Goltra Seyiiors Eber Spence R. Elliott Wilson J. Irwin Smith Harold R. Sampson .John G. Birks Robert D. Sanders Lyle W. Downey Juniors D. Kenneth Duncan Orval W. Diehl Clarence B. Pierce Paul A. Bailey Leslie M. Shaw Harold A. Johnson .J. Irwin Hurtt Lester .J. Schroll Sophomores .John Hays Robert B. Caldwell Gilbert I. Pay son Fayette E. Norwine Freshmen Paul M. Johnson Thomas R. Hartman Thomas A. Edwards Hugh Kinkade William J. Harris .Jesse B. Birks Floyd I. Curl J. Albion Leonard Gerald C. Telling Resler S. Barrows Frank B. Scott George A. Kercher Stafford L. Simer Kelso B. Schultz 103 DELTA SIGMA PHI Founded College of The City of Nev) York, 1899 Alpha Lamda Chapter Installed ' April 16, 1921 Colors — Nile Green and White Flower — White Carnation Faculty Adviser — Dr. Arthur Wald Patrons and Patronesses Ml-, and Mrs. W. M. Wood Rev. and Mrs. Harry L. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Harrold Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dewein Elden Bolds Juniors George Procter William R. Reeves J. D. Kilgore Richard Ross H. Bunn Guest Robert A. Wait Frances Newell Keith Baird Sophomores Truman Gallovi ' ay Robert Allen 0. E. Fawcett Lloyd Moffett DeWitt Dieterich Gustan Bretscher William Simpson Harold Barth Vernon Hale Richard Walter .Joe Stanton Clarence Bopp Raymond Meiners Harry Clark Freshmen Hershel Danforth Leslie Thornton Harold VanDeventer Bradford Bruso Warren Barnes Temple Alexander Alfred Nelson Stanley Hynes Phillip Davenport Winfield Harwood Pledges Earl Rosebraugh Clarence Steele Verice Rogers Robert Armstrong ARTISTS ' RECITALS SALVI The first of the artists ' recitals was given on November 6th, by Salvi, who amazed and thrilled the audience with his masterly skill at the harp. He gave the harp great depth of tone, making it an instrument of power and character. So orchestral were his effects that one could imagine he heard the wood winds. The large audience more than filled the auditorium and, loath to be satisfied, called the harpist back for many encores. HAROLD BAUER Harold Bauer, the famous pianist, gave an excellent program on November 22nd. Bauer appeared in Decatur in recital six years ago, and all who heard him then were exceedingly glad of a return engagement. Bauer in recital is always satisfying with his sane interpretations, depth of tone, and variety of tone color. These qualities he showed in an even greater degree of artistry than ever before, in his recital at Millikin this year. The pianist was called back for two encores at the close of the pi ' ogram. RUTH RAY The third of the artists ' recitals was given on December 14th by Ruth Ray, a young American violinist appearing under the direction of Godfrey Turner. Her program was of unusual interest, and highly appreciated by her audience. Her numbers were played in a beautiful and pleasingly artistic style. All who heard the violinist feel that her talent and excellent work will insure for her a remarkable future as an artist. Mme. RAPPOLD Mme. Marie Rappold, famous soprano of the Metropolitan Opera Company, gave the last recital of the series on January 31st. Mme. Rap- pold possesses a remarkably fine voice which she handles in a very beauti- ful and artistic manner. Her program was well varied and very interest- ing. Most of the numbers were familiar American and English songs which the artist sang with expression. The audience was highly apprecia- tive, and Mme. Rappold responded to many encores. " THE THREE BEARS " Children of the Conservatory Kindergarten acted out the story of th e " Three Bears, " on the evening of February 11th. The children sang nursery songs and acted their parts as crochet hooks, spoons, dishes, fairies, brownies, and pop-corn balls. Miss Eloise Lloyd, in a Bo-Peep costume, read the prologue. Am- brosia Hunt acted the part of the little girl who visited the three bears ' home, and Billy Huston acted the part of the Baby Bear. Only three parts in the play proper were not taken by the kindergarten children. These were the big and middle-sized bears as impersonated by Miss Jewell Orr and Miss Nellie Lamblin, and the fairy queen as represented by Miss Helen Gene Cantrall. Suitable stage settings added much to the effect. The Conservatory orchestra played between acts. The play was directed by Mrs. Florence Royce. 106 SCHOLARSHIPS With the aim of offering assistance to talented pupils toward obtain- ing 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, piano; Florence Brown, violin ; Gladys Orr, piano ; Zorah Miller, piano ; Bernice Taylor, voice. This year two scholarships were awarded : one in voice to Mary Bielheu, the other to Alfred Hughes in violin. Mary Bielheu studies with W. B. Olds, and Alfred Hughes with M. L. Swarthout. SPRING FESTIVAL The annual Spring Festival of the Millikin Conservatory of Music was given on May 2nd and ord, 1920. The Minneapolis Symphony Or- chestra, under the baton of Emil Oberhoffer, gave two splendid orchestral programs on the first day, assisted by capable vocal soloists. On the even- ing of the second, the Decatur Oratorio Choir of 310 voices under the leadership of D. M. Swarthout of the Conservatory, and accompanied by the full Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, gave a superb presentation of Chadwick ' s " Land of Our Hearts, " and the first two cycles of Coleridge- Taylor ' s " Hiawatha. " The soloists assisting in this performance were Miss Gladys Swarthout, soprano, (a cousin of the Messrs. M. L. and D. M. Swarthout), Eugene Dressier, tenor, and Burton Thatcher, baritone, all from Chicago. The evening was one of great achievement, and repre- sented a high-water mark in the musical history of Decatur. Almost one hundred students and faculty members from the University were members of the great chorus. 107 10!) Dear Mother: Well, the first week is over, and I ' ve been to a party already. The Y. W. C. A. and the Y. M. C. A. have charge of t he first week of school here every year, and the big climax of the week comes with a reception for the new students. So the reception was given over at school last night. I went with four or five other Freshman girls from Aston Hall, and we did have the best time. I wore my blue organdie dress — you remem- ber how nice it looks on me. Well, we got there, and right away some one pinned a little tag — with our names on it — on each of us. This was so that other people could easily know our names and we their ' s. So we looked everybody over while an orchestra played behind some palms, and then we went into the assembly room, (they call it chapel here), where a fellow named Judy played the piano, a Miss Green sang, and then there was the best boys ' quartet! After that a funny red-haired fellow — Samp- son, I think his name is — gave a monologue. Then they gave out sweaters to the fellows on last year ' s football, tennis, and track teams, and to three girls who played tennis. Believe me, I wouldn ' t mind having one of those sweaters. After the program was over, we all went out in the corridors again and had some wafers and the best punch. And what do you think! I met a man! He ' s a Freshman, too — tall and dark-haired, and he brought me home. He said he ' d look for me over at school next week. I wonder. Anyway, I surely am glad I went to that party ! Tell all the folks hello for me. With love, Mary Jane. :!: Aston Hall, Oct. 23, 1920. Dearest Grace: We ' ve just won the most glorious foot ball game — from Augustana! Today was Decatur-Millikin day — set aside each year for the special pur- pose of letting Decatur townspeople know that Millikin is still on the map — and, very naturallv, the game is always the big attraction. The " Ter- rible Swedes " put up a dandy game, but they couldn ' t pull anythmg over on Millikin. 110 I suppose I should really beg-in at the beginning of my story, and tell you about the snappy pep meeting and bonfire that we had on the back campus last night. After " Allah Rah " and " want to go back to Millikm, " Mr. J. S. McClelland, Mr. H. M. Owen, and Mr. W. R. Mc- Gaughey, an alumnus, gave spirited pep talks, and then Miss Eugenia Allin, our librarian, told us girls that we didn ' t make enough noise at the games. I wonder what she thought about our yelling this afternoon. I for one am so hoarse I can hardly whisper. Well, after a couple of more yells, good old Coach Wann told us what real cheering means to a team, and Prexy Holden and Prof. Risley each gave us a pointed talk on school spirit. Then the bon-fire was lighted, and while the flames shot up and then died down, we formed a circle and danced around in true Indian fashion, singing " want to go hack to MiUikin. " It was surely exciting, and everyone feels that the pep meeting was one reason for our wonderful victory over Augustana this afternoon. Write and tell me the news. Lots of love, Mary Jane. Dearest Mother Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31 The Hall I ' ve been having quite a busy time this last week, so I didn ' t get to write more than once. Do you remember that fellow I met at the Y. W. reception the first of the year? Well, I ' ve been with him a couple of times since, and night be- fore last (Friday) he took me to the school Hallowe ' en party. I borrowed a costume from my room-mate and went as a gypsy, and Dick — that ' s his name — dressed as a cow-boy. The party was over at the gym, and you should have seen the costumes ! You wouldn ' t have known that it was proper J. M. U. — you would have thought it was a bunch of high school kids. As for the faculty — well, I wish you could have seen the Dutch immigrant family, headed by Mr. Casey, my government teacher, and Miss Young, my home nursing teacher. I think there were about ten of them, all acting crazy, and when the program started they all got out their lunch baskets and had lunch. Well, after we had all seen one another, we all formed in a line and paraded before the judges. Then the program started. There was a solo dance first, and then the sororities and fraternities gave their stunts. The Tuckabackees gave a minstrel act, the Tri Delts a singing and dancing act, and the Tekes a monologue by Lyle Downey. The Alpha Chi ' s had another musical act, and the Sig Alph: gave a stunt where one of their fellows imperson- ated a girl. The Pi Phi ' s had a sketch entitled. It clbi::) Pays to Advertise, using girls dressed to represent everything from 111 Fatima to a Skin You Love to Touch, then the Zeta ' s had a novelty act, and the S. A. I. ' s ended the program with a mock wedding. It was a dandy program, and after it was over, Dick bought me some cider and doughnuts from the Y. W. stand, and we went over in one corner and talked. Incidentally he asked to come over tonight, so I ' d better start to get ready. Give my love to Dad and Sis and Brother Bill — and keep a lot for yourself, from Mary Jane. P. S. — I ' ll be needing some more money soon. Sunday, November 7th. Dear Grace: It was a shame you couldn ' t come for Home Coming. Everyone says it was one of the best in years, and there were just lots of alums and visit- ors here. The big celebration started Friday afternoon wuth the Freshman- Sophomore Scrap, and we Freshmen just licked the Sophs all to pieces! We won five out of seven events. Among the different stunts were the tug-of-war, basket ball game, archery, and soccer foot ball game. I played in the soccer game — you know you play it by kicking a ball down the field toward your goal. It ' s lots of fun, but you surely do have to jump around in a hurry. But anyway, we won, so I don ' t mind my skinned ankle so much. Friday night everybody went to see Jambalaya, a musical play written by some of the students and some of the faculty. The " hero " was Harold Sampson and the " heroine " Miss Spencer, one of our art teachers. They were a couple of green Freshmen " just arrived ' " at Millikin. They were just dandy — as funny as could be, and some of the songs they gave were certainly clever. There were about thirty in the cast — everybody from Prexy down to the " corridor hounds, " and the vamps. The play was just a scream from start to finish. Then yesterday there was a special chapel service. Prexy welcomed the alumni and Mr. Charles Record responded for them, and then Presi- dent Emeritus A. R. Taylor spoke briefly. Of course we had some songs and some yells, and some of the Freshmen fellows gave a Scotch High- lander stunt. Well, after chapel we had a big parade. We Freshmen wore green caps, and one of our fellows impersonated Prexy. The Sophs had a couple of " alums " returning fresh from the country. The Juniors had a Millidek stunt and the Seniors all rode together on a hay rack. Conservatory girls had ukes and sang, and there were two cars full of the Kindergarten kiddies. The faculty and the alumni rode in cars. It was quite thrilling to step along to the music of the band. We went all thru town and then back. 112 The climax of Home Coming, the foot ball game, ended with a one- sided victory over Shurtleft ' . After the game, we all went back to the Hall and had a cup of Pi Mu Theta tea. The day was brought to a most happy ending with a wonderful harp recital by Alberto Salvi, world famous harpist. . I do wish you could have been here. Maybe you can come next year, though. Tell my big brother. Bill, that I ' ll write to him soon, if I ever get time. Lots of love. Write to me soon. Mary Jane. Saturday, Nov. 20. Aston Hall. Dear Bill: I had expected to answer your last letter sooner, but you see I ' ve been so busy and there has been so much happening lately. Last Friday we had another all-school party, over at the main build- ing. Did I ever tell you about one of the fellows I ' ve met here? He ' s tall and dark-haired, and from Bement, a little town near here, and his name is Dick Wagner. He ' s been just dandy to me, and I ' ve had about six dates with him. So we went to the party Friday together. It was in the nature of a vaudeville show — like the ippodrome at home — and there were four acts. There was a tumbling act, a monologue, a Jewish act, and a dancing act given by two fellows, one dressed up in a black even- ing dress and a big black tulle hat like a girl, and you could hardly tell he wasn ' t a girl. Then after the program we all went over to the gym to see our Freshman team beat the Sophs in basket ball. Dick was on the Freshman team — he ' s a forward, and he played a dandy game. All in all, it was quite a line party, and we were both glad we went. What ' s the news at home? Write and tell me who your last girl is. Love to mother , dad and sis. Your sister, Mary Jane. ' J}: Sunday afternoon Feb. 20. I want to tell you about the wonderful banquet I got to go to last night. Each year the college Pan-Hellenic, composed of representatives from all the girls ' fraternities on the campus, gives a scholarship banquet for the girls who made the highest grades during the first semester of school. I was lucky — second in the Freshman class, so I got to go. At the banquet were the two highest girls from each class and the highest in each fraternity. Other girls who got to go are Helen Machan, Helen Coonrod, Maurita Shafer, Helen Richardson, Ruth Tucker, Consuelo Cum- 113 mins, Mary K. Schumacker, Georgiana Schaub, Adele Shelah, Edna Rybolt, Camille Barnett, Ida Baker, and Marjorie Hampton. The banquet was given at th e Hotel Orlando, in the private dining room, and it did look so pretty. We were all seated around tables — about eight to a table — and there was a hand painted place-card at each seat. The colors were silver and rose, and on each card was painted a silver loving cup. Of course, we had wonderful food — filet mignon and everything else good — and after we finished there were four toasts based on The Loving Cup. Lois Engleman, the president of Pan-Hellenic, was toast mistress, and the responses were : But first it shall have a base _ Mary Schumacker The handle toward my hand Camille Barnett Another on the other side Phillis Hamman Deep in the bowl Helen Coonrod After the last toast was given, we all stood up and drank from the silver loving cups that were on each table, and then Mrs. Holden, Prexy ' s wife, gave a beautiful poem, Ella Wheeler Wilcox ' s My Shijis. Then we talked a while with one another, and before we knew it, the banquet was over. I certainly am going to try to go next year, too. Oh, yes — Dick sent me a lovely boquet of pink roses to wear to the banquet. Wasn ' t that sweet of him? Well, I must close — it ' s almost time for tea. Write me the news. Love, Mary Jane. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1921. Dear Sis: I ' ve been learning to write poetry in one of my classes, and I ' ve been prac- tising a little outside. I ' ve written a little poem about Washington ' s birthday and the things that happened around here then. Want to hear it? Oh February 22 It is a famous day ; And so we celebrate it In many a unique way. This year we had — oh, many things — • What? — Well, — class parties three; And then besides at Aston Hall There was a lovely tea. It was a ' Martha ' tea, you know. The hours there were not long; And besides the tea and ' Marthas ' , There was music and a song. 114 The flowers were dark carnations, The favors cherries red, Oh, yes — and George was there him- self With a white wig on his head. All Aston Hall was there in force Dressed up in Sunday best ; And we did have just lots of fun Being " Mrs. Aston ' s " guests. And on that same, that Tuesday night, Three parties did take place ; The Seniors and the Sophomores And the Freshies with good grace. The Seniors went to the Lincoln Square — They are a rec kless bunch, And then they went to the Pi Phi house — To talk, and have some lunch. The Sophs went to the Kappa Delts ' At least that ' s what we ' re told ; From the things we hear of that party The Sophs were surely some bold. It was a Greenwich village To which these people went ; And artists there in smocks and tarns. From Greenwich were surely sent. And last but not least, the Freshies, God bless each little heart — Their nurses wheeled them out to school, Each in his green go-cart. They romped and played and had such fun. Then in the chapel went ; Where they had some entertainment, For they were on pleasure bent. 115 Then they had ice cream and cake, And other things to eat; Downstairs on great long tables — They all did look so sweet. And rumor has it, even now, That the party lasted late ; Well, things are changing anyway, And — would we want them sedate? And now I ' ve told you all I know, This ends my little song ; I see you sigh and hear you ask, " Why did it take so long? " Write to me. Love, Mary Jane. lie March 17, 1921. Dear Grade: Your letter came this morning, and I was so glad to hear from home that I am answering right away. There hasn ' t been an awful lot happening around here until today. Today was Millidek Day at school, and the Millidek staff had charge of chapel this morning. You remember the Sampson fellow who was in the Home Coming play? Well, he took the part of an old farmer who had just received a Millidek, our college annual, from his son at school. So he read it — there was a big imitation Millidek about four feet high on the stage — and as he read, each department appeared and gave a stunt. Organi?:a- tions had a Senior, a Junior, a Sophomore and a Freshman march by, each dressed appropriately. The Freshman, for example, had on green socks, green tie, and a green skull cap, and he was eating peanuts. Conservatory had a piano solo, Social a folk dance by " Milly " and " Dek " , Literary a fellow in the agony of writing something for the Millidek, and Athletics a snake dance ending in the formation of a letter M by girls in blue sweat- ers. The Calendar had the boys ' quartet sing a parody on " Today is Mon- day, " and Jokes gave a clever take-off on Mrs. Walker, dean of women. Then Lois Engleman, the editor, appeared and had the girls in the blue sweaters give out little Millidek booklets, the Advertisi7uj. Then everyone signed up on the " dotted line " to save fifty cents by buying before May 1st. And thus ended the Millidek chapel, one of the best in years, they say. When I get my Millidek, I ' ll show it to you — my picture ' s in two places. What ' s new in the old town ? I ' ll soon be home for Easter vacation. Love from Mary Jane. Aston Hall Saturday, April 2. Dear Dorothy Ann : You have been giving me such interesting accounts of your dances there at the " U " lately, that I thought I would tell you about one I went to last night. It was a very great event, for it was the first time that an all student dance has ever been given at Millikin. The dance last night was managed by the Student Council through Kathryn Kline, one of the Juniors, and it was just gobs of fun. The Or- lando ball loom, wheie it was given, was decorated in Millikin blue and white, with a big Millikin pennant suspended from the big dome in the center of the room. The music was just right, the only trouble being that you didn ' t want to stop when you were supposed to. The feature dance was an elimination dance, during which blue and white caps were given to the men. Miss Allin, our librarian, outlasted every one else, and she got the prize for the dance. When 10:30 came, we were all having such a good time, and the chaperons. Deans Wald and Walker, were having almost nothing to do, and nobody wanted to go, but we finally did tear ourselves away, with fond memories of our first student dance, and hopes for many more in the future. I was with Dick — I know you ' re beginning to wonder. Aren ' t you sur- prised? 117 Write me about yourself and your good times. With love, Mary Jane. i! Sunday, April 24. The Hall. Dear Mother: I feel so important — I had the honor last night of going to the Sopho- more dance with a Sophomore ! But he ' s a nice one, though, so you don ' t mind. The Elk ' s ball room seemed like a spring garden with its multitude of blossoms and vines, and the orchestra was in the middle. Our programs were lovely, hand-painted ones with the silhouette of a lady ' s head on them. The music was wonderful — that goes without saying — and the two feature dances were especially pretty. During the first, the favor dances, bright colored paper aprons were given to the girls and ties to the men. And then the firefly dance was lovely. The lights were turned oft and we all lighted sparklers, the kind you burn on Fourth of July nights. We all drank lots of frappe and kidded the chaperons, Dean Wald, Prof, and Mrs. Mills, Miss Young and Miss Dunlap, and, do you know, be- fore we realized it, it was time to go. But I will always remember the Sophomore dance, because it was so pretty and I had such a nice time. I had some wonderful red roses, too. The Juniors are having a dance for the Seniors on May 6th, but 1 don ' t suppose I will get to go. From what I have heard though, I wouldn ' t mind being a Senior at all, or a Junior, either. Well, I must stop and get ready for tea. Dick got almost jealous last night, but he has recovered since, and he has hinted that he might come down to see me this summer. Wouldn ' t that make the old tongues wag, though? Give my love to all. I ' ll soon be home for good now. With lots of love, Mary Jane. 118 THE KAPPA SOCIETY OFFICERS President — William C. Casey Secretary — Halvor Leek Treasurer — Irene Handlin Duerr The Kappa Society is a distinctively scholastic organization, composed of graduates from James Millikin University, whose rank as students has been such as to permit of their meriting the society ' s emblem, a gold key. Seniors who have completed at least two years of their college course at Millikin, and who have attained high honor rank, or an average of 92 or above for their entire collegiate work, are privileged to become affiiliated with the organization. A graduate scholarship entitling the recipient to one year ' s tuition in pursuing a specialty is awarded each year to the member of the graduating class who ranks the highest in scholarship in Junior and Senior courses. Halvor Leek won this honor in 1920. Mr. Leek ' s average for the four years was also the highest. Those of the 1921 Senior Class who will receive gold keys are Mildred Wiley, Helen Machan and Hubert Robertson. The High honoi Underclassmen for 1919-1920 were: Juniors — Helen Machan and Mildred Wiley. Sophomores — Lois Engleman, Marie Nelson, and Leta Randall. Freshmen — Consuelo Cummins and Harry Kaiser. MEMBERS OF THE KAPPA SOCIETY .Jessie L. Ferguson, ' 07 Irene Handlin Duerr, ' 07 Lucile Margaret Bragg, ' 09 H. Gary Hudson, ' 09 Alice Dempsey Hamilton, ' 09 Viola M. Bell, ' 11 Mary E. Carroll, ' 11 Edgar H. Allen, ' 12 Lois A. Browne, ' 12 Jessie Lichtenberger, ' 07 Bonnie Blackburn, ' 08 Benjamin G. Lehenbauer, ' 09 Ruth Stevens Rothacher, ' 09 Flora Ross, ' 10 Alice P. Henderson, ' 11 Ellis H. Hudson, ' 11 Jesse L. Conel, ' 12 Lottie B. Cook, ' 12 Corinne Painter Holcomb, ' 12 Roger Young, ' 12 Laura Krieg Lewis, ' 13 Jessie Ayres, ' 13 Faye Fisher, ' 14 William F. Henderson, ' 14 Loren H. King, ' 14 ♦Deceased Ivra Shaw Gray, ' 15 Martha Mcintosh, ' 15 Mary Esther Kassebaum Smashy, ' 16 Margaret Honeywell Miller, ' 17 Charles Lee, ' 17 Margaret Clovd, ' 18 Elizabeth Knight, ' 19 Catherine Warren Milligan, ' 20 Fern Parr Wilkin, ' 12 Esther Lou Bergen, ' 13 Effie Morgan, ' 13 Mary Prestey, ' 13 Maude Yarnell Burchcll, ' 13 Anne Milligan, ' 14 Sophia M. Drobish, ' 14 Ruth Lewman, ' 15 Leah Fullenwider, ' IG Louise Bradford Dillavou, ' 16 William Cornell Casev, ' 16 Elinor Mills, ' 17 Henrietta Graybill, ' 18 Gertrude Guller Mace, ' 19 Erna Lohrman, ' . 0 Geneva Gregory, ' 20 John Halvor Leek, ' 20 THE BROWNBACK STORY CONTEST Every year Mr. J. M. Brownback, of Decatur, offers a prize of $25 for the best short stories presented by Millikin women for the story con- test. Last year two contestants, namely, Evelyn Cole and Mildred Wiley, tied for first place. Helen Coonrod was accorded second place. Both Miss Cole and Miss Wiley have received previous recognition of their ability as writers of verse, stories, and clever essays. Miss Coonrod has elicited a talent for writing in her work in the classroom. 121 John Birks, George Proctor Vernon Hale, Lois Engleman 122 THE BROWN DEBATE The will of Dr. Everett J. Brown provides for the continuation of prizes to be awarded the winners of the Brown Debate. The first Brown Debate was held about seventeen years ago, and since that time the event has been an annual one. T. Dale Yoder, a Freshman, won the first prize of $25 in the 1921 Brown Debate, which was held on March 1st. George Proctor won the $10 second prize. Mr. Yoder discussed the negative side and Mr. Proctor the affirmative of the question : Resolved, That in all criminal cases a commission of experts should be substituted for the present jury. There were eight contestants altogether. The debaters, besides the winners, were: Lois Engleman, John Birks and Vernon Hale, affirmative, and Hubert Robertson, Lawrence Fritz and Oi ' ville Buckles, negative. THE INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATING CONTESTS The negative debating team of the James Millikin University was defeated by the affirmative team of E ' ureka College in the debate which was held at Eureka on March 18. The debate between Millikin ' s affirma- tive team and Wesleyan ' s negative team, to have been held in Decatur on the same date, was cancelled on account of the failure of the two colleges to come to a definite agreement regarding the interpretation of the ques- tion: Resolved, That in all criminal cases an expert commission be sub- stituted for the present jury. Millikin ' s affirmative team met Bradley ' s negative on April 19, at Bradley, but lost the case. The debaters in the Intercollegiate were those who had participated in the Brown Debate. The personnel of each team was unchanged. 123 THE McDAVID AND SANDERS ORATORICAL CONTESTS Two new annual prizes have been offered by Mr. Horace W. McDavid and by Dr. R. Zinc Sanders, both of them Milhkin graduates, and both exceedingly interested in the furtherance of Millikin ' s advancement. Mr. McDavid ' s prize of $50 will be divided into a first and second prize, to be given the winners of the Freshman Oratorical contest. The oratorical contest for which Dr. Sanders has offered a $50 prize, is open only to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE CONTEST Unfortunately the Freshman-Sophomore Literary Contest, which was held in Kaeuper Hall on May 18, 1920, resulted in victory for neither one side nor the other, the iwo rivals lied at the end of the con- test. One of the important numbers on the program was the debate in which the Freshmen were represented by Consuelo Cummins and Edward Lindsay, and the Sophomores by William Cramer and Donald Ping. The other class contestants were, for the Freshmen: Sight reading — Jane Felix; prepared reading — Virginia Baldwin; effective speaking — Helen Regan ; essay — Helen Parkinson. For the Sophomores : Sight reading — Helen Williams ; prepared reading — Helen Gorham ; effective speaking — Orville Buckles; essay — Louise Vent. The other winning contestants were Helen Williams, Helen Gorham and Louise Vent. 124 FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE FORENSIC CONTEST Quite a contrast to last year ' s contest was the Freshman-Sophomore Forensic held in the university auditorium Friday evening, April 28. The Sophomores won ten out of a possible thirteen points, an almost unprece- dented victory, before an audience of 300. Before the formal contest opened, Lloyd Moffett sang " That ' s Where the West Begins " ; and while the decisions of the judges were collected. Miss Gladys Phillis sang. Miss Helen Regan and Mr. Walter Mitchell arguing on Student Government and the Honor System, won the first four points for the Sophomores. Miss Thelma Scott and Miss Helen Jacobs presented the Housing Situa- tion, as representatives of the Freshman Class. The only event won by the Freshmen was the prepared reading, which counted three points. This, Miss Marjory Hampton brought to them by her reading from " The Lion and the Mouse, " by Charles Klein. The Sophomores were represented by Miss Helen Jones, who read from Scott ' s " Kenilworth. " Perhaps the most closely contested number on the pro- gram was the eff ' ective speaking, won by Edward Lindsay, who discussed the question " What interests are behind the open shop, and why? " David Jones, the Freshman representative, spoke on the question, " Is the open shop fair to the labor union? " Both speakers were well prepared. The last number on the program, a dramatic sketch, was handled well by the representatives of both classes. A cast composed of Miss Dorothy Davis, Robert Wait, and Paul Cline, scored two more points for the Sophomores by presenting " Lima Beans. " The Freshman cast, Alfred Nelson, Edwin Griswold, Welby Abrams and Tom Hartman, presented " The Brink of Silence. " Miss Esther Biggs ' " Joyousness of Rain, " won the two points awarded for the best informal essay. This, too, was for the Sophomores. President Holden presided at the contest and judges of the different numbers were as follows : The essay, Mrs. L. E. Holden, Mrs. A. R. Tay- lor, and Mrs. W. W. Smith; prepared reading and dramatic sketch, Miss Lillian Crea, Miss Lena Corzine, and Mr. Edward Powers: effective speak- ing and agrumentation, Mrs. Inez J. Bender, Mrs. Roy Hamilton, Mr. R. C. McMillin, and Mr. Horace W. McDavid. 126 THE BLUDGEONINGS OF CHANCE Mildred Wiley The weary horses had come slowly from the fields, jingling their heavy work-harness — and now in the stable there was a steady crunching and grinding of corn and hay. Miriam was in the garden, bending over and pulling up radishes with quick little jerks. She saw her father climb down out of the stable mow on the outside ladder and go slowly toward the house. " Supper ' s most ready, pa. " " All right, Miri ' m, all right. " Miriam went on pulling up the little round, red radishes, and cutting the tops of them off with her sharn knife. It was a quiet May evening. The house wren which had built its nest in the old cistern-pump, trilled a thread of melody from its perch on the clothes-line and tilted back and forth, turning its head from side to side. She heard the creak of the pump in the summer kitchen, as her father pumped water to wash. Poor pa — he had looked so tired when he came in ! She was glad she had a good supper for him — his favorite puffy omelet, and biscuits and honey. Suddenly there came a crash from the summer kitchen, a splash of an upset wash basin, a muffled groan, and then — silence. Miriam stood up, catching her breath in dread; still clutching her little bunch of radishes, she ran toward the house. She knew what had happened — pa had had another stroke. It had been a year since he had one, but the doctor had said the last time that another stroke — She ran panting to the screened door of the summer kitchen and threw it open. There on the floor lay her fathei ' , just as he had fallen, one arm crumpled under his chest, his body strangely twisted, and from the side of his face that she could see, a little stream, of blood flowed from his weatherbeaten cheek, where it had struck the iron leg of the washstand. He was unconscious. Miriam tried frant- ically to lift him, but could not move even his heavy shoulders. Terrified, she stumbled to the telephone and with shaking fingers rang the ring of their nearest neighbors, the Burchards. " Oh, Mrs. Burchard, tell Mr. Burchard an ' Butch to come quick! pa ' s had another stroke — quick, please! " She hung up the receiver with trembling fingers, and then called through central for Dr. Ramsay, in Five Corners. " Oh, doctor, please come quick! I ' m afraid pa ' s awful bad! " Turning away from the ' phone, she looked helplessly down at her father ' s twisted form and leaning over him, she tried with her handker- chief, to stop his wound from bleeding. It was only five minutes, but it seemed ages till Bill Burchard and " Butch " were there, and had lifted the still unconscious man and carried him to the lounge in the living room. " Looks t ' me ' s if Lem had got a purty bad spell this time, " said old Bill Burchard, awkwardly feeling the pulse of the quiet figure on the lounge. " Shouldn ' t wonder if he was laid up quite a spell, " agree Butch, eye- ing Miriam as she knelt by her father in an agony of apprehension, smoothing his cool forehead. " Doctor ' s comin ' ! " cried old man Burchard, as a faint humming noise sounded in the distance. A little Ford coupe grey with dust shot into the yard, turned around rapidly, and stopped by the kitchen porch. " Doc " Ramsay proceeded to unwind himself out of the little car, and to Miriam it seemed that he was the slowest man she had ever seen. He emerged gradually, first a long, grizzled head with a motor cap, then by degrees a lanky body, loosely enveloped in a yellow duster. He ignored the greet- ings of the Burchard family, and proceeded instantly to Lem ' s side. He examined the sick man gravely, with swift, but few, movements, and then patted Miriam ' s head pityingly. " Poor little gal ! I ' m afraid your pap ' s laid up for good. " " What do you mean. Doctor? " cried Miriam, looking up at him with wide, dismayed eyes. " He ' s not goin ' to be good for any more work, Miriam, " said the doc- tor seriously. " He can still move his arms, — but — Wait till I give him something to wake him up. " Baring Lem ' s arm, which was white and smooth as the skin of a girl, where the sleeve always protected it, the doctor injected a hypodermic. In a few minutes, the sick man moved his arms and head slowly from side to side. He seemed to be struggling to move the rest of his body. Finally he looked up at the doctor, his eyes staring in dull dismay from under their shaggy brows. " Doc, my-my legs! " — " Yes, I know, Lem. It ' s tough. " Lem ' s eyes turned to the brown head buried on his shoulder. " Miri ' m— the farm " — " Never you mind about Miriam and the farm, Lem. We ' ll fix things up somehow. " " Mebbe you an ' your pap could move to town, " suggested Bill, as if trying to be helpful. The man on the bed groaned, and looked pleadingly at Miriam. " No, pa, " she said, reading the fear in his face. " We ' ll get help, somehow. We won ' t ever leave the old farm, pa, don ' t you worry. " Lem ' s troubled face relaxed, and soon, like a baby, he closed his eyes and almost immediately went to sleep. The young leaves of the maple tree by the kitchen shone brightly in the morning sun, and dappled the sunshine that fell on the kitchen porch. Miriam stood on the porch, shading her eyes with her hand, and looked anxiously up the road toward Five Corners. It was a week since her father ' s fall, and still she hadn ' t been able to get a hand. This was the critical time in the spring work. There didn ' t seem to be a single grown man available to work on the farm any more. Farmers complained more and more of the difficulty of getting help. All the young men of Five Corners and vicinity who were not buying farms, or renting for them- selves, had gone to Akron or Cleveland, or Toledo, to work in the factories. Innumerable opportunities were offered there, and the wages and hours were far better than those on the farm. Miriam had advertised in the Five Corners paper, and in most of the Cleveland and Akron papers, but no one had answered her advertisement, or come to inquire about the place. What was worse, no one could give her any encouragement. She sighed and went into the kitchen to mix her bread. No sooner had she got her hands in the flour than a clean and brisk looking young man stepped upon the kitchen porch and spoke to her through the screen door. 127 " Good morning, Miss. Wouldn ' t you like to look over my book this morning? " " No! " said Miriam icily. No woman likes to be disturbed when she is mixing bread. " I ' m not at all interested. " The book agent looked crestfallen. He didn ' t seem to be the usual tenacious variety. " Very well, Miss, " he said in a disappointed tone, and to Miriam ' s sur- prise, he left without further debate. " Well, he ' s not much good as a book agent, " she said to herself as she shaped a great, shining roll of white dough and placed it in a bread pan. " Y ' can ' t get farm help now days, " Bill Burchard had told her with an air of finality which seemed conclusive. " If there was less of these guys around tryin ' to sell books and wastin ' people ' s time generally, there might be more hands. Not that I ' d ever let a book agent work fer me, though. They don ' t know beans, any of ' em. " It was only half past seven o ' clock in the morning, but Miriam ' s morn- ing house-work was done already. It was almost time for Claude to ar- rive. Claude was a dull-faced, slouchy neighbor ' s boy, about thirteen years old, who was the nearest approach to a hand that she had been able to obtain. He did the chores and worked a little at the farm work in a stupid, ineffectual sort of way. However, Miriam was glad to have even so much of a helper to depend upon. The screen door opened, and Claude appeared upon the threshold. He was turning his cap sheepishly in his hands, and looking down at it. " Miri ' m, would you jes ' as soon lemme have my money now? I cal ' ate to quit. " " Why, Claude, what ' s the matter? " Claude squirmed. He stuck the toe of one heavy shoe in the crack of the door. " I tell you I wanna quit. " " Is it the wages, Claude? Do you want more? " " Naw, ' taint that. My paw he says I should quit. Guess he ' s got sumpin ' else he wants me t ' do. Anyways he wants me t ' quit. " The stubborn set of Claude ' s features showed Miriam that further argument was worthless. With a dreadful sensation of some kind of a conspiracy of fate against her, she went to the blue sugar bowl in the side-board and took out the money that was left from selling the last case of eggs. It was five dollars, just enough to pay the boy ' s wages for the week. i s Claude slumped out of the door, she sank down by the kitchen table, burying her face in a pair of floury hands. She remained in that despondent position for just five minutes. At the end of that time she stood up suddenly, wiped her eyes, and set resolutely out the kitchen door in the direction of the barn. It was Saturday evening. Lem was lying by the window in the living- room, and Miriam sat beside him. The subject they were discussing was well-worn. After the old man ' s last words they sat quiet for awhile. A cool breeze came from the river bottom. Down in the willow thicket by the pond a pewee was singing, and the fi ' ogs croaked their quavering melody. Miriam Jane was tired out, but she looked pretty. Her hair made little curls around her damp forehead, and the plain blue middy and skirt she Avore made her look almost a child. Her brown eyes had tired shadows under them. She didn ' t have bright red cheeks and plump hands. 12S according to the local beauty type, but she " had a style about her, " the neighbors all agreed. The sudden creak of the front gate startled her out of the reverie she had fallen into ; with a sinking sensation that she realized that Butch was arriving for his weekly call. She went out on the porch to receive him because she didn ' t want him to talk to her father. Talking to Butch always made Lem feel disheartened and discouraged over his own poor farm prospects. Butch creaked up the path, perspiring and fiery red. He was a heavy- set individual with light hair and a florid complexion. His eyes were small and greyish-green, and his face had a pugnacious look, which had combined with his last name to give him the name " Butch. " His hands, heavy-knuckled, thick, like shoulders of mutton, hung limply at his sides. His hair was shaved off close to his head, leaving only a short bristle-like growth which stood up stiffly all over the pink surface of his large, bullet- shaped head. When he smiled, he showed every tooth he possessed. To- night he was wearing an ill-fitting green suit, and bumpy-toed, bright tan shoes. Miriam noticed that he was carrying a newspaper package under his arm. " I brought you folks over a ham o ' meat, " he explained, offering tlie substantial tribute. " We butchered late, an ' paw says we ' re goin ' t ' have a lot o ' meat left over if we don ' t get rid o ' some. " " Thank you. Butch, " said Miriam, hardly knowing the proper way to accept such an offering. Butch gave one of his expansive smiles, and settled down on the step below her. Settled there, he seemed to grow dumb and gloomy, for his face darkened, and he set his bulldog jaw tightly as if his thoughts were unpleasant. They sat side by side for perhaps ten minutes, neither one saying a word. Finally Miriam looked down at the furiously dis- gruntled face of her suitor. " Well, whatever is the matter? " she inquired. " Well! I ' ll tell you right now, Miri ' m Curtis, that the way you ' re actin ' up now is darn foolishness. The thing for you to do is marry me, an ' I ' ll see that your paw ' s pervided for. " " Now, Butch, be reasonable ! You wouldn ' t expect me to marry you just in order to nrovide for pa? " " Don ' t think I ' m good enough fer you, eh? Well, I ain ' t so fancy, but my paw ' s got as much land as any man in the county. You mark my word, Miri ' m Curtis, if you turn down a good pervider like me, you ' re goin ' t ' be the laughing stock of the township. An ' more than that, if you carry on like this continual, the time ' ll come when you ' ll lose all your looks, an ' nobody ' ll be wantin ' you. " Miriam ' s eyes flashed, and she opened her mouth to reply scornfully, but thought better of it. " Now don ' t be angry. Butch, " she said. " Let ' s just be good neigh- bors. There ' s no use in our quarreling. " She smiled, and her smile and friendly chatter gradually drove some of the sullenness from Butch ' s face. He gave an occasional grunt in re- ply to her remarks, and his small, greenish eyes followed her every move- ment and expression with a dogged intensity. He sat there until ten o ' clock, letting Miriam bear the burden of the conversation, and then promptly at ten he arose, mumbled a " G ' night, " and left. When he was gone, Miriam heaved a deep sigh of relief, and went in to see if her father 129 had fallen asleep. He was awake, however, waiting to joke her in his gentle way after the departure of her " beau, " as all the fathers in the neighborhood did. The kindly banter was more than Miriam could bear. " Pa, how often have I told you that I don ' t like Butch? I can ' t stand him — the stupid thing! " " Well, well, child, he seems like a likely enough boy to me, and he ' s mighty well off, but of course girls is perticular, " the old man sighed. It was three o ' clock in the afternoon of a broiling hot June day. The young corn was growing fast, and the weeds were growing faster. Farm- ers everywhere were trying to get in work from daylight to darkness in order to keep up with the rapid growing weather. In the lower twenty on the Curtis farm, a weary team of horses, foamy with sweat and bloody from the bites of the great horse-flies, toiled slowly across the corn-field. Driving the horses a slight boyish figure was sitting bent weakly over the lines, fatigue in every line of the body. A broad-brimmed straw hat hid the face from view, but the thin, brown arms that clutched the lines were feminine-looking; though even a friend who knew Miriam well would find it hard to recognize her on the cultivator. Her hair was nearly all pinned up under her hat for coolness, and only a few stray locks straggled down. Her face was grimy with perspiration and dust, and the thin, blue cotton shirt which she wore with her denim overalls was wet across the shoulders, and stuck to her back. She crouched on the seat of the culti- vator in an attitude of infinite weariness, and when she tried to call to the horses, her voice was weak. Grass grew in the fence corners, raspberry bushes flourished there, and little wrens and sparrows chirrupped and sang there, but Miriam heard nothing but the thud of the horses ' hoofs and the sound of steel meeting soil — saw nothing but the long rows of corn and the sweating flanks of the trudging beasts. In the next field across a rail fence Butch was cultivating corn with a team of big greys. His heavy shoulders did not look as if anything could make them bend. Sometimes Miriam stared at them for minutes at a time, half-repulsed, half-fascinated. The sheer brute strength of the man was something that in her own weakness she could not help admiring. Suddenly one of her cultivator gangs struck a rock sidewise; there was a sharp click, and the intelligent horses stopped short. Miriam crawled off her seat dismayed. The coupling had broken right in two, rendering one side of her cultivator absolutely useless. In swift panic, she realized her own utter helplessness and ignorance in the treatment of farm machinery. She was fingering the broken gang in a futile sort of way, when she heard a voice behind her. " Havin ' trouble, huh? " It was Butch. Miriam ' s heart leaped. She knew it was his boast that he and his father had twice as much farm machinery as they needed, and surely if he could not help her fix her own cultivator, he might lend her one of his. So she answered him, pleadingly, hopeful. " Yes, Butch, this gang ' s broken ofl ' . Isn ' t there any way to fix it? I ' m sure there must be some way, isn ' t there? Couldn ' t you lend me " — " Can ' t lend you nothin ' . Wear enough on things without lendin ' ' em out to folks who break ' em up. Doubt if you can get that thing fixed this season. Too busy a time. Can ' t get fixtures anywhere. " " Oh Butch! Isn ' t there anything I can do? " " Nothing I know of. " 130 Miriam ' s face seemed to age in an instant, and the dull lines of hope- lessness settled there. Never had she been so near giving up. What was the use of keeping up such a losing fight? After all, over-bearing though Butch was, most of the girls in the neighborhood married fellows no better than he was. He was considered a good catch by the girls she knew. Butch ' s triumph was apparent. " I told you all along you ' d ought to have somebody else run this farm for you, " he said. You can ' t do nothin ' like this fool farmin ' scheme, an ' you know it. It ' s been a fizzle all along. No girl can manage a farm. Why, jest look how you lost your hired boy right the first week. That just proves you ain ' t fit to run a farm. " Butch ' s grin of triumph was such a sneer that Miriam found it un- endurable. She had been huddled up over the broken cultivator during this harangue, but now she straightened up suddenly as a new idea struck her. Searchingly she eyed the leering features of Butch. Sternly she surveyed him, and as she did so, she seemed to find in his face a confirma- tion of her idea. " Now I understand! " she cried. " Butch Burchard, you are the per- son who got Claude ' s father to make him leave. I don ' t know how you did it, but I know you did. I couldn ' t prove a thing — but I know! " The grin on Butch ' s face had hardened into sullen fury, but he did not say a word. He turned abruptly on his heel and left. Miriam was left alone with her sweating team, her broken cultivator, and her new view-point. What could she do? Her eyes lifted drearily to the old grey farm- house in the distance, the apple orchard on the hill, the meadow and the cornfields. When her gaze came to the clover field, it rested there, and with a sudden resolution she smote the horses with the lines, and drove them towai ' d the barn yard. " I ' ll stick it out till after hayin ' , " she resolved, as the horses trotted before her. For there was a heavy crop of clover hay that year. Miriam stood on the kitchen porch, looking toward the barn. It was a sultry evening, and the heavy air was stirred only by a faint breeze. In the meadow on the hill behind the barn, cow-bells were tinkling as the cows cropped the grass, and the weary horses, turned out to pasture for the night, made black shadows against the grey evening sky. The hay was all in the barn, and in Miriam ' s soul there were relief and contentment. It meant more to her than the accomplishment of a simple farm task : it was a victory over circumstance, and a promise for the future. She thought over those long, weary days on the mowing machine, the struggle with the hayloader, the mistakes she made with the slings, and the times she had to do things over again. She remembered the agony of those days spent in the mow, when with no help but a neighbor girl to drive the horses, she mowed back the hay that swung into the mow in the great slings. The suffocating air of that haymow, the back-breaking work, and the aching muscles — she recalled them all. Her hair had become dust- colored with the dust of the mow, her body was drenched with perspira- tion, dust stuck to her eyebrows and hands and arms, and to her clothing where perspiration had soaked it. She had loathed the dirt and the per- spiration and the agony, and yet she had worked away furiously, for the thought of Butch ' s leer filled her with a greater loathing, and always there was the oroal to be reached — a barn-full of hay. And now let him sneer if he could ! — she had proved to him that she could farm in spite of 131 his opposition ! Now there it stood, the great red barn, the mow packed tight full of good, sweet clover hay, and all safe now, whatever might happen. Mir- iam ' s heart swelled so happily that her weary body seemed hardly able to contain it. Her little brown calloused hands clasped behind her head, she surveyed the results of her work, and was happy. " ' S a good thing you got the hay in jes ' when you did, INIiri ' m, " com- mented her father from the lounge in the living room. " I smell rain in the air. This here heavy air allers means a hard storm. " " 0 pa, isn ' t it just too lucky that it ' s all in the barn? I guess luck ' s turned our way finally. " " I hope so, honey, I sure hope so. " Several faint flickers, followed by a low rumble, showed that his prophecy was about to come true. The wind began to blow harder, and dark smoke-like clouds scudded across the sky. The tree tops swayed as the wind rushed through them, and the rumbling grew louder. The light- ning gradually increased in sharpness — jagged streaks shooting across the sky, and momentarily lighting up the landscape in a pale imitation of daylight. It was the first thunderstorm of a long dry spell, and Miriam rather welcomed it. She hurried in the house to shut the windows, and then sat by the front window, watching the lightning. Flash after flash came, followed by sudden, gunshot-like thunder claps. " It ' s most too close to be fun to watch, " said Miriam. The words no sooner left her lips than there was a sudden blinding flash and a quick, terrible crash which seemed to split her ear drums, and then go tearing and rolling away into silence again. Miriam ' s hands flew to her ears, and she crouched terrified, against her father. " Gosh! That struck close! " breathed her father, in an awestruck voice. Miriam was still trembling. Finally she opened her eyes and looked out of the window again. The lightning flashes were less blinding now, and the thunder sounded further away. But there was a strange luminous light which trembled faintly in the east, a light which puzzled JMiriam at first, and then brought her suddenly to her feet, eyes staring with an awful apprehension. She rushed to the east window. The barn ! — burning in the grip of little, licking flames — the great red barn and the hay crop that she had sacrificed strength, energy, and much of the freshness of her youth to harvest safely ! " Father! The barn! Oh, the hay ! the hay ! " ' She dashed to the telephone and rang wildly every ring on the line — but it would hardly have been necessary, for farmers are used to emerg- encies of this kind, and a barn in the neighborhood is no sooner on fire than every man able to move is running, walking or driving hastily to the scene of the fire. In five minutes there was a crowd carrying buckets from the barnyard pump, and more men were coming every minute. They worked fast and hard, but their work had no apparent ett ' ect upon the fire. The pelting rain itself had no eff " ect. There is no better tinder than a barnful of hay, and nothing more futile against a fire thus lightning engendered than a handful of men with a few buckets and a hand pump, though they may have the most helpful intentions in the world. The fire blazed higher and higher. It was a gorgeous sight now to see the high, powerful flames leaping into the sky above the barn, and J32 lighting up the little group of men, as, finally discouraged, they stood watching the flames crackle and the timbers fall. The haymow was one mass of flame. Miriam stood behind the men, staring up as they were, her face set, her eyes dull and tearless. This was the end of her labour ; it was for this that she had toiled day and night, worked her fingers to the bone, and all but broken her health. She had done all that that these flames might shoot so high — that those cruel red tongues might lick up the barn and its contents, and leave nothing but a heap of ashes. The men in front of her were talking. " It ' s a darn shame, but then Lem ' s so hard-headed he never would get lightnin ' rods. " " It ' s tough on the girl. They say she ' s been workin ' herself to the bone getting this hay crop hai-vested. " " Well, what ' d she set out to do such a fool thing for? Farmin ' ain ' t no woman ' s job. " That was Butch ' s voice. Miriam fled toward the house. Within, she ran to her father ' s side. Tears were streaming down the old man ' s face, but he put his arms about her and the two clung to each other with the tenderness that is the only comfort of such forlorn souls in their agony of despair. At seven o ' clock the next morning Miriam stood on the kitchen porch again. This time she surveyed, not the big red barn with its loft-windows bulging with hay, but a blackened, charred heap of timbers, ashes, and a thin, wavering wisp of smoke rising from it. Instead of the triumph of the evening before, Miriam ' s face wore the dull hopelessness that is seen too frequently on the faces of women in the country, women who have been broken by the treadmill of circumstance. For she was determined to pro- long the struggle no longer. She had no illusions left. She realized fully what her resolution to marry Butch would mean. She knew what she would become — a frail, dragged-out, characterless creature like Butch ' s mother, and yet she did not care. Her father would be able to stay on the farm anyhow, and that was the only thing that really mattered any more. A brisk knock came at the front door. Miriam went to the door and opened it. There on the threshold was the book agent— the same man who had been there earlier in the summer. " Good mornin ' , Miss, " said he. " I see you ' ve had some bad luck. I ' m sorry, and — " " We can ' t buy any books today, " said Miriam impatiently. " Well, the fact is I didn ' t expect to sell you any books, " said the book agent. " I just wanted to tell you I was sorry your barn burned. I wish I could help you some way. " " There ' s no possible way you could help us, " said Miriam, coolly. The book agent looked disappointed and had started to leave, when Lem ' s voice called querulously from the bedroom. " Show the young feller in here, Miri ' m. I ' ll tell him why we can ' t buy no books. " It did her father good to recite his troubles to other people, and thus relieve his mind of a little of the burden it accumulated as he lay helpless and brooding; so Miriam showed the book agent into her father ' s room. All through the long forenoon as she went about her morning ' s work, the mutter of voices continued, usually her father ' s fretful, unhappy voice, with an occasional comment in the crisp, business-like tones of the younger 133 man, " City chap! " thought Miriam. " He ' s all dressed up in the height of style. A lot he knows or cares about farmers and their troubles ! " About eleven o ' clock, the door opened, and the book agent came out. His head was held high, and he was smiling. Miriam noticed, in an in- difterent sort of way, that his hair was crisp brown, his eyes brown also, and that the stylish coat covered a broad pair of shoulders. She was sur- prised to find her hand held fast in a grip that proved that those well- manicured white hands were strong ones. " My name ' s Benton, " he smiled, showing his white teeth in a friendly smile. " It ' s Boris Benton. I know that first cognomen sounds like an antiseptic face powder, but I ' m not as bad as it sounds, honest. Your dad ' s been tellin ' me all about your hard luck and it sure is rotten lines. And we ' ve both decided that since I ' m no good as a book agent, and never was, that it might not be a bad plan for us to sort of join forces. A punk book agent might make a good farmer, I don ' t know ; anyhow, it ' s worth tryin ' . I don ' t know the first thing about a farm, but I ' ll never learn any younger. " Miriam stared at him with a strange lassitude, overcome by her aston- ishment and this fluent stream of conversat ion. She went in to her father, unable to take Benton ' s words for granted till he should confirm them. " That ' s all true what he says, Miri ' m. Of course I don ' t suppose it ' ll work, but it won ' t do no harm to try, will it? " There was a note of pleading in the old man ' s voice that Miriam could not resist; so in spite of her own utter distrust of the project she fell in with the plan, and by noon Boris Benton, book agent, had metamorphisized into Boris Benton, farm hand. Threshing was over. The threshers had eaten their heavy supper and hurried off to do their own chores. The members of the threshing crew were " steaming up " ready to move on to the next place, so as to be ready to start threshing early in the morning. With the help of a Swede girl from down the road, Miriam had all the dishes washed already; she sat wearily on the kitchen steps and watched the dirty little engine as it jerked and puffed slowly out of the barnyard, pulling the big red separator behind it. It was followed by a water wagon, pulled by two big bay horses ; the waterboy sat high on his perch above the horses, and sang lustily in a tuneless, high-pitched voice. " When you wore a tu — lup, A sweet yell — o tu — lup. An ' I wore uh big red rose " — Miriam ' s big grey cat slid around the corner of the porch, looked up at Miriam, mewed, and then seated herself with an air of importance and began systematically to wash her face. The remnants of threshers ' meals are enough to fill any cat with peace and contentment. " Did you have a good supper, kitty? " inquired Miriam, in the sympa- thetic, conciliatory tone one uses in talking to cats. " Well, she ' s a lucky beast if she had anything to eat after the rest of us got through, " laughed a voice behind Miriam. It was hard to recognize the trim Boris Benton in the bronzed, muscu- lar young chap in faded overalls who stood there on the porch. His arms were brown, and his formerly white hands were as hard and calloused as those of any hard-working farmer. He grinned good-naturedly down at Miriam, who grinned back ; it was impossible to do otherwise. 134- " You did eat things up pretty clean, " she admitted. Boris settled down beside her. " Now that ' s a good job, if I do say it, " he said, waving his hand to- ward the granary and the great yellow straw-stack. " Seven hundred bushels of wheat, twenty-five to the acre ! I guess that ' s not so worse for a girl and a greenhorn to do, not half bad! Gosh! but it did me good to- day to have some of those old hard-shelled hicks come around and shake me by the hand and say the things they did. Old Jim Evans says, ' I didn ' t think y ' could do it, boy, but that gal an ' you have surely showed some of us that we ' re a darn sight too confident nobody can farm unless they ' ve been raised up on it! " It ' s been hard work, but it ' s been worth while, hasn ' t it, Miriam? " Miriam ' s eyes filled. She smiled up at him, hardly able to speak. " It ' s meant everything to me, Boris, everything. You have no idea how wonderful it seemed to me to have you step right in and give pa and me a fresh start just when I wanted to give up. And now — to think of really having all that wheat in the granary ! I never can thank you enough — never in the world. " " Oh, that ' s nonsense about thanking me, Miriam. Why, Great Scott! girl, this has been my chance to get on my feet again, and get back my self-respect. Why, I was absolutely no-count till I took up this contract. I ' ll guarantee there wasn ' t a bummer book agent than me in the Central States. But as for farmin ' — well ! " And he struck an attitude, laughingly pompous. They sat side by side while the twilight deepened, and the stars began to come out. Finally Boris leaned over and touched Miriam ' s little hand with a big brown finger. " I ' m glad things are goin ' so well, Miriam, " he said, " because from now on, with the wheat all out of the road and everything, I ought to be able to handle the farm work without much help. And that ' ll mean that you get a chance to rest up a bit, and get some of the hard callouses off those little hands. You ' re a good manager, Miriam, but you shouldn ' t have to do the heavy farm work. It ' s no work for a woman. " Miriam laughed. The pet words of Butch sounded so different on Boris ' lips, and she knew it was not the principle of the saying that she detested so heartily, but just Butch ' s disagreeable way of saying it. " It will be grand to have more chance to work in the house again, " she admitted. " I ' ve let things go so long. " Boris watched her as she stared tranquilly away toward the rising moon. If she had looked up at him, she would have seen a queer expres- sion in his eyes, a strange brooding tenderness, with a hint of pain. The front gate clicked. Miriam sighed impatiently. " I suppose that ' s Butch, " she said. " Oh yes. Butch, " said Boris in a changed voice. He got up abruptly and went into the house. The big, black heating stove sent up little quavering lines of heat, and a warm, red glow shone from its isinglass door. Miriam sat near it, cro- cheting by the light of the big hanging lamp. It was a crisp night in Oc- tober, and the fire felt pleasant. Lemuel was in his room asleep, and Boris had gone to Five Corners to make arrangements for the use of an ensilage cutter. The corn that Miriam had worked so hard to cultivate was cut now, and ready to haul and put into the silo. All the real worry 135 of the season was over ; there was plenty to do, but the agony of suspense and seeming hopeless drudgery was past. Miriam thought of her father ' s improved spirits, of the good condition the farm was in, and the prospects for building perhaps a better barn than the old one, the next spring. But most of all she thought of the man who had brought new life to her father and herself and the old farm. She thought of his ready laugh, his brisk, friendly manner, his mellow, cheerful voice, and the way his hair grew around his temples! And then she wondered about the look that had come into his face of late, a strained, unhappy look that even his cheerful gi in could not conceal. She was sorry to see him unhappy, and try as she could, she could not imagine the reason for his brooding. There was a step on the porch. Miriam looked up, astonished. It was not time for Boris to be back yet. Before she had time to gather her startled wits, there was a brief, sharp knock, and the door flew open. Miriam gave a cry as she recognized Butch. He was flushed, disheveled, and seemed excitedly hilarious. " ' Lo Miri ' m, " he laughed. " Cm in, have chair. Thanks — don ' t care ' f ] do, how are you, honey? " He slouched down on the chair in front of the door, grinning fool- ishly. " Butch ! Listen ! You must go home. You ' re — you act so queerly. You ' re not like yourself. " " Whassa matter with me? I nev ' felt better in m ' life. Been over t Chuck Leason ' s. Some o ' the boys is still there. Drinkin ' hard cider. " He chuckled. " Lef ole Pete Karr singm ' ' Th ' Ole Oaken Bucket: ' Had a bucket full o ' cider settin ' in front o ' him. I tole ' em I was goin ' t ' see m ' girl. We drank one all ' round t ' the future Miz Butch ; ha ha ! " " Oh Butch, you didn ' t tell them that? " " Sure! Why not? " he leered. " Ain ' t you an ' me been keepin ' stiddy comp ' ny all these years? Ain ' t you goin ' to marry me? An ' it ' s gotta be pretty dam quick, too. I ' m tired o ' putting up with your cantankerous notions. ' N I ' m sick o ' seein ' that sickly city dude around here with his book farmin ' . I ' m goin ' to marry you without any more nonsense. C ' mon, give us a kiss, girlie. " He stood up and lurched over toward where Miriam stood. " You keep back, Butch Burchard ! Don ' t you dare come any nearer me! You ' re drunk as a lord, or you wouldn ' t dare say such things to me. You know I ' ve never given you any encouragement. I ' ve always loathed and detested you. I ' d die before I ' d marry you ! " " You ' ll eat them words, Miriam Curtis! " roared Butch, rushing tip- sily toward her. His little inflamed eyes shone with an ugly light, and his breath came fast. His heavy jaw was set like a vise, and the sneer on his lips was terrifying to Miriam; she backed swiftly away from him as he approached her. Panic-stricken, she crouched behind the big platform rocker, trying to avoid him, but in spite of his drunken state he was too quick for her, and seized her roughly by the shoulder with one of his huge red hands. He yanked her to him and tried vainly to lift her head so that he might kiss her, but the sight of that ugly, leering, red face so close to hers, and the heat of his breath on her cheek stimulated her to a tremendous exertion of strength, and she tore away from him. In the struggle the table was upset, and went crashing down with a great noise. " What ' s the matter? " cried Lem ' s voice weakly from the bedroom, where he had apparently been awakened by the noise. 136 Miriam, terrified lest her father be frightened into having another attack, plead vainly w ith Butch, " Butch! Butch! Please don ' t! You ' ll frighten pa! " " Oh I ' ll frighten pa, will 1? Well, then, don ' t act t ' fool so. Cm ' ere and kiss me like a good lil ' girl. You ' re the one that ' s been to blame for the row, not me. C ' mon now girlie, this time I ' m goin ' t ' have that kiss! " He seized her by the wrists, and pulled her toward him, while she tried vainly to wrench herself away from him, setting her teeth to keep from screaming, for she knew that screaming would frighten her father. Suddenly the door flew open and Boris, after one amazed glance at the scene in front of him, caught up Lem ' s old wooden foot-stool and hit Butch a sounding blow which cracked on his head as though it, too, were wooden. Butch sat down abruptly, and his seat was the floor. His face was dazed and blank. " Astronomy lesson, " commented Boris as he slid him out of doors in this gravely ludicrous attitude, and closed and locked the door behind him. Miriam sank down weakly. " Oh Boris, I ' m so glad you came! " " Well, I hurried away from town as soon as I heard there was a hard cider party at Leason ' s. When I came by there and they were still whooping and singing, I couldn ' t help being worried. " There was a sound on the door of heavy pounding of thick fists, and muttered curses and imprecations. Boris shrugged his shoulders in dis- gust. Suddenly, as though he could contain himself no longer, he burst out: " Miriam, I know it ' s none of my business — and I suppose if you want to marry that fellow, you know what you want — but, Lord ! I could stand it better if it were any other chap in the neighborhood ! " Miriam gasped with a little sob. " Why, Boris ! Whatever made you think — " " Great Scott! Miriam, it ' s been apparent enough. Why, the very first afternoon I was here your father told me how you and Butch had been sweethearts from childhood — and your actions and all — I thought you blushed when I mentioned him — and everyone in the neighborhood said you were engaged. And then he came to see you three and four evenings a week — or even more. " He spoke with a tender fierceness. So she told him as well as she could all about Butch and Claude and the cultivator and the evening " dates. " She cried a little and then burnt up her tears in rage. Boris looked at her thin, little figure. " That being the case, " said Boris briskly, " I want to know what the arrangements are for next year. " " What do you mean? " asked Miriam, her heart sinking. Was he going to leave, she wondered. " I don ' t like this temporary arrangement, Miriam. I ' m looking for a permanent job. Little boss — I love you! I want you to manage me for life. I ' ve always been happy-go-lucky and no-count till I knew you, but the minute I saw you I knew you were the girl I wanted — and honey, the reason I ' ve found myself in this job is because I ' ve been doing it for you! A chap doesn ' t have much incentive to make good for himself — but when it comes to having a girl like you to work for — well ! " Boris put his hand under Miriam ' s chin, and tried gently to raise her 137 face so he could see into her eyes. The eyes finally met his, and what he saw in them made Boris Benton, farm hand, give a mighty laugh of joy, and gather the unresisting Miriam into his arms. When Lemuel ' s weak voice calling to them had finally aroused them, they went together to his bed side. " Mr. Curtis, I ' ve got a life job as ' hand ' on your place, " Boris said. He was somewhat afraid as to the effect of this announcement on Lemuel, for he knew the old man had favored Butch ' s suit, and that he, Boris, could not compete with Butch for a prospective son-in-law in the matter of property. " Yes, pa, " said Miriam. " Boris and I are going to be married this winter. " Lem did not evince the slightest surprise. He lay there on the pillow, his deep-set grey eyes twinkling with the keenness of wit that circumstance could not kill. " Y ' think you ' re telling me somethin ' , don ' t you, you two? " said Lem. " Well, I may be a helpless old critter, but I wa ' nt born yestiddy, and jes ' to prove it to you look here at my plan for the new barn. " And he held up for their astonished inspection the sheet of paper which he had been amusing himself by drawing on that afternoon. It was a clumsy sketch of a big, hip-roofed barn, and on the front, just below the gable window were these words, printed in Lem ' s awkward hand, MR. AND MRS. BORIS BENTON PARDNERS. THOUGHTS I lie and listen to the rain drops Hurling themselves against my window. And I remember When as a child I listened To the same sweet sound And wondered who had so wounded God That He must weep so much. — Lois Murphy. RICH MAN, POOR MAN. Esther M. Biggs Since I believe with Stevenson that every one sees the world in his own way, 1 shall be ever deeply gracetul that i had to tip back my face at birth, and look up to my world, instead of peering over the side of a near- royal cradle and get only a bird ' s-eye view. The sky is above, and the rarest sunshine, and the purple glow on the mountain-tops ; how tragic to be surrounded by so costly a world that one never could find time to glance away and see these. I am not envying the tragic little creature of the tenement, or pining for memoi ' ies of a childhood spent in the gutter, but I do rejoice with the child of the middle class, and drink with her to those priceless pleasures which the child of the upper class can never fall heir to. li 1 were to live a thousand times, i would choose every time " to live in a small house and have Warwick Castle to be astonished at, than to live in Warwick Castle and have nothing to be astonished at. " You who have hiked out upon the sunny road, away from town, on the first Saturday afternoons of the intoxicating Spring, swinging a bas- ket of " eats " and pulling off your tam to let the sunshine glow down upon our heau, have ou envied those who sped past you m an automobile, and were gone from sight before you yet had reached the budding bush which you had been eagerly approaching in the roadway? They saw only the line of road ahead and the mile signs that guided them onward. Oh, they knew, perhaps, that the grass was greening in the fields, and that the sun cast a pleasant light that was good, somehow, to see again, over the whole countryside. But they could not examine the sap as it oozed from the dark trees, they could not watch the hens bustle across the road- way to the pile of leaves in the fence-corner and busily scatter them about with as evident an enjoyment in April weather as was your own; they could not feel their spirits lift more blithesomely with each foot of ground covered. NO ! you did not envy them. I know by the way your step sprang, and your eyes shifted tirelessly from the hum of insect life at your feet to the white-billowed sky overhead, that you envied no man in the warm, wide world. Nor need we stop with granting that you feel no envy. There is a real cause for rejoicing in a degree of poverty which keeps the sense of appreciation and of enjoyment more responsive to the circumstances of our lives. You cannot recall the favorite pastime that used to enchant away the long hours of a play-day without feeling an instant, if fleeting, desire to run quickly back into your little-girl self, and play it again for a while. In the years that have followed, I have never felt a purer delight than I used to feel out in the old dilapidated grape-arbor, when I sat with my sis- ter at an old work-bench, and manufactured wonderful bottles of medi- cine. " Let ' s play medicine, " was the signal for a day of perfect pleasure. We revelled in the array of colors, and vied with each other in making the widest assortment from our little box of paints. A bottle of beet-juice was the envy of the neighborhood, and every mother was straightway begged to cook beets for the very next dinner. Where would the children of Warwick Castle be permitted to keep their dry goods box medicine office, I wonder, and if they had permission, would their blinded eyes be 139 able to see the beauty in a bottle of beet-juice? To you and me, as chil- dren, peering through the great, barred gates before the castle, the rolling lawn and great shade-trees within would have seemed an elysian play- ground. To play that our dolls were princesses, moving about among gracious courtiers and fawning slaves (courtiers of bright leaves, no doubt, and slaves of bent iwigs), and ruling their miniature kingdoms with a pretty grace — that would have been joy unspeakable for us. But for the children of Warwick Castle it would have been only humdrum life. Nothing fascinating about princesses, they themselves " were that; and as for velvet lawns and spreading trees, the little misses were too busy scolding their nurses to find out that these things could be put to pleasur- able advantage. Who knows but that their poor, dwarfed imaginations might have responded to beet-juice if its brightness had not been hidden behind such a profusion of more gorgeous possessions. " And nothing, " we read, " so heightens longing, as refusal. " Every barrier which circumstance has set up about a desired object only enhances its lure. We look forward all through our youth to visiting, sometime, the cathedrals and castles of Europe, because we have not grown up among their walls, and when we have at last reached that summit of fortune which permits us to take the trip, every moment of it is enriched by the imagination and anticipation with which we have been enshrouding them through the years. To most individuals of the middle class all valued bless- ings come after such a period of longing, and because of it are thrice blessed. Even now, tho ' the Lettie Lane Paper Doll Family has been boxed away in the attic for years, 1 can recall the wonder of the first uncut page of them that belonged to me. For weeks before that great day arrived, my sister and I had coveted and yearned over those that belonged to our play- mates. No use to seek happiness, ever, if one could not own that marvelous family of dolls. We lay awake at night to plan out beautiful schemes by which some philanthropist would hear of our burning desire, and send two complete sets to our address. And when, at last, they began to come in, page by page, to be ecstatically divided between us, our grateful hearts crowned the donor with a halo which age will never dim. And from our present perspective we value those weeks of longing that forever endeared the dolls. The saddest Christmas that I ever spent was not the one on which I received the least, but one on which I saw a child of the rich receive a whole fairyland of gifts. I was siDending the winter in her home, and all during the Christmas season I had awakened and kept fervent the thrill of the phrase, " On Christmas morning. " The simplest way in which I might relate the circumstances of one of my childhood Christmases at home, held her breathless attention, and she so shared my own recollec- tions and feelings, that it was not strange that, as Christmas drew near, she was as normally excited as tho ' her nursery were not already over- flowing with more than she knew how to enjoy. I, too, was blind to the disillusionment that must inevitably come to her on the Great Day. We slept in the same room on Christmas Eve. Jane ' s little bed, that is, stood close to mine, but she was awake every two hours or so to ask me when she might get up, and, at last, I carried her across to my big bed, and de- lighted her excited little soul by whispering beneath the blankets, as she loved to hear me, telling how I always liad done as a child. That whispered anticipation was the last of her happiness, for when we finally stole across in the shivery dawn to the room where she had so hopefully hung her little stockings, she found only — oh, do not shed too many tears for her — she 140 I ' ound richly dressed dolls and the gayest of picture books; the doll-car- riage she thought she wanted was standing beside a miniature grand piano; she found a whole stuffed menagerie and the most beautiful set of China, but she found only what she was used to finding, toys no more elegant than she already possessed, and she had thought this would be different. Dear little Jane; I would like to give you one of my Christ- masses some year ; I would like you to draw a bag of candy from your stocking with a hand that trembled at the contact; I would like to have you own a dolly whose flaxen curls would twine themselves around your hungry heart. But you were born in Warwick Castle; you prefer choco- lates to striped peppermints ; you think that my dollies are ugly things because they have not silken gowns and feathered bonnets and the stamp of a French firm on their bodies. Perhaps they are ugly. But to me they are beautiful, and yours — silken gowns, feathered bonnets, French merch- ant ' s name and all — yours were never beautiful to you. SMILING AT GRIEF The world is full Of innumerable instances Of heroic cheerfulness. That bird Whose rightful heritage Is measured by two continents Now sits upon a six-inch perch In a ten-inch cage. And chirrups out such merry notes and trills That little children laugh. And we Who do not know the heart of the bird Smile, and say complacently " Dicky ' s happy today. " — Mildred Wiley. CHURCH AND 1. Helen Parkinson For sixteen years I have entered the doors of the Presbyterian church every Sunday morning. I have added my voice loud and strong to every- thing in the way of hymns from Holy, Holy, Holy, to the catchy tune where one is implored to take the dear lambs by the hand and gather them into the fold. I have sei ' ved at missionary teas ; I have been in exercises, and nervously said my piece. I have performed all the duties that an elder ' s daughter should perform. Once I even promised our minister to teach a class of squirming, mischievous, wide-awake, little boys. This I did with very little success, however, for after I had beseeched them to remember now their Creator in the days of their youth, the superintendent brought up his august presence and shouted that he had been showered with small round portions of the Sunday school paper shot from their corner. I have done all this, but never until yesterday did I really go to church. Not that the fear of the Lord came upon me and I was born again, but yesterday as the organ sounded out the first long heavy notes, I thought back at the impressions I had had of church and realized that none were right. My first conception of it was in the days of my youth. To me, church was a thing that caused my dolls to be bumped up the attic stairs to stay until Monday morning. Church was that which caused all grapevine hats to be scattered to the chickens and pecked full of holes. All my playthings were put away because of Sunday, and Sunday meant church. All the joy of Vk ' jaring ruflfles and pink sashes disappeared when all the little Parkin- sons were marched up to the family pew. On one end sat father. On the oth- er sat mother. In between were the youngsters, just as many as there was room for. It generally fell to my lot to escort my younger sister to the seat just in front. So we were when the doxology sounded. So we were when church began. Up until the time when the minister announced, " My text for this morning is . . . . , " we amused ourselves with adjusting our hats, finding our pocketbooks, and trying on mother ' s gloves. When he was well into his sermon, it was time to unfold our handkerchiefs and be- gin rolling up rats and showing the baby how to make two babies in a hammock. But all the time, I was conscious of the bald-headed elder be- hind. It was great to play games with hymn numbers. This, however, involved great danger. Always in the most whispering part, father ' s thumb came whacking down on my head. Invariably it came. The danger lay in the uncertainty as to the exact moment the blow would descend. After this interruption, church was merely a period of confinement which one must go through before partaking of Sunday dinner. It was during this period that we could speak with respect of oat-meal and prunes, and wish that we had eaten just a little bit more for breakfast. But at last it came .... I mean the hymn which is the next thing to Sunday dinner, and we stood and sang just a little bit faster than the audience, thinking perhaps they might be induced to finish sooner. And so it was, as I departed from the synagogue, I thought that church was an enemy of all playthings .... that church was waiting for food, that church was a bore, perforce to be endured. I formed my next impression when we were building. Then all good 142 Presbyterians worshipped in the Opera House. Strange was the feeling when sitting in the same seat we could for six days see movies plus vaude- ville, and on the seventh praise the Lord. Therefore, we walked in, sat down in a back seat, and heard the orchestra playing. Suddenly the cur- tain shot up and in pranced the minister, followed by a bevy of ladies dressed in white. The orchestra stopped. Unconsciously we would get ready to grab our hats, to see the lights switched off, and to look at the lat- est New York act. Occasionally some traveling man would walk up to the window and want to buy a ticket to the show. The whole atmosphere had changed. I think the minister himself felt the spirit and made all of his sermons light. The choir appeared to be ready to prance off the stage at any minute. When we finally left, once more to hold services in the church, I didn ' t know just how I did feel about church. It certainly wasn ' t as much fun as the movies, but I did have a pretty good time. But we were destined to go through another stage before we could go into the main part of the church. We worshipped in the basement. There we were enclosed with cold gray walls, cement floors, obstructing posts, out-of-tune piano, and noisy choir. It was in this service that I developed an interest in noting the style of bows on the ladies ' hats. I learned, too, that eighty-five per cent of the congregation wore feathers that winter. In the middle of the sermon I found myself thinking of the " line-party " of the night before, of the number of yards of material I should have to get for my new skirt, of my finger nails that could use a manicure. I was disgusted with myself and made myself disgusting to other people. Yesterday, though, I really went to church. The sun shone in through the stained windows and cast shadows on the flowers down in front. Folks walked on thick, heavy rugs. The organ poured out the prelude in great full chords. From far away, the choir sang. The minister caught the spirit and talked from his very heart. All the congregation was happy, and at peace with the world. I loved the little bonnet on the old lady to my left. That church service made me thankful for wind and health and flowers and music and things! It made me love everything. Yes, yester- day 1 went to church for the first time in my life. YOUTH Floyd Brenner She was young when I first saw her, but neat and trim as very clean- liness itself. Her face was of that doll-like type, round and soft, and 1 might say — sweet. With lips of that more delicate shade of crimson which bespeaks vibrating life, she smiled up at me, her eyes lending in their blueness that contrast so essential to rare color. She was lying, half-cud- dled, half-alert in the green of the lawn with the picket fence of the rural yard a few feet behind her. As I approached, she turned toward me, stirring, as she did so, pudgy small limbs with dainty feet, and slowly lifted a body both lithe and strong. I greeted her. She winked — not one, but both blue eyes, and moving two tiny tufted ears, turned and left me — the catty thing ! THE CHALLENGE How often have you flourished in young pride The blazing banner of your high ideals Your firm belief in human fortitude Which could, you said, defy the wind and flame ; Emerging thence triumphant. The soul, you said, could grow Through service, though the path be sharp with thorns ; And life was meant to be lived gallantly Though pain should shadow all. Those words which came so boldly to your lips Fulfill them now! Are they not meant for you? Great is the challenge ! to but few is given Such a supreme test of their honesty. The soul-stuff will be torn but not destroyed If you accept the gauntlet. Grasp it then, — And, head up, plunge ! In His hands be the end. — Mildred Wiley. EVENTIDE. Dusk thickens, and from pastures far Come the faint tinklings of the cropping sheep. The wind is gentle. From the shadowy grove A mother bluebird calls her nestlings home. The garish day is passing, all the hurt Has softened into sudden harmony. Oh for the quiet of life ' s eventide When passion ' s heat is cooled, and weary Pain Smiles her last wistful smile, and vanishes. When the immortal Self, once crucified with tears Appears transfigured, though with mangled hands, And in calm retrospect surveys the ebbing day. — Mildred Wiley. 144 145 VARSITY FOOTBALL 1920 JOHN MacWHERTER Captain RUSSELL WARD Captain-Elect THE TEAM Gill Ping Left End Ward, Schroll, Johnstone Left Tackle Sutherd, ]Mayes Left Guard Fatten, Reeves -__ Center Reedy, Weilepp ____ Right Guard Goltra, Kinkade — - Right Tackle Sollars, Diehl __ -Right End MacWherter, Abrams - - ..Quarter Wallace, Lipe Left Halfback Hamilton, Rodgers ..: —.Right Halfback Abrams, Hartman Fullback McClelland ...Manager SCORES FOR 1920. Oct. 2 Millikin 20 Oct. 9 " 107 Oct. 16 " 41 Oct. 23 " 7 Oct. 30 " 34 Nov. 6 " 28 Nov. 13 " 41 Nov. 20 " 40 Nov. 25 " 158 St. Viators 0 Normal U 0 Bradley 14 Augustana 0 Eureka 0 Shurtleff 0 Wcslevan 6 111. College 3 Ird. Normal 6 146 JOHN MacWHERTER, Captain Quarter Johnnie held down the pilot position in big league fashion. A master field-general, sure tackier and consistent ground gainei ' , marked him as the best quarterback in the conference, and will be hard to replace. He proved a genuine leader of the team and unquestionably earned himself a place among the famous Millikin athletes. Weight, 145. RALPH GOLTRA Right Tackle An all-state tackle for three years, and a tower of strength in the line. " Fat " proved too much for any man who opposed him this year. When only six inches were needed for a touchdown, he could be depended upon to open the hole. Weisrht. 198. EUGENE SUTHERD Left Guard " Fuzz " came back to Millikin after a lapse of two years and landed himself a berth on the all- stato team for the third time. Breaking up punts was his favorite pastime, while his " strong suit " was defensive work. Weight, 175. RUSSELL WARD, Captain-Elect Left Tackle " Rut " made his third year his best; his fast, aggressive playing caused him to be feared by all who opposed him. He always opened a big hole, was a sure tackier, and many well-directed punts fell victim to his long arms. Weight, 170. WAYNE GILL Left End " Hank ' s " height and reach caused his arms to be the final resting place of many forward passes. He was always to be feared on offense and depend- able on defense. Weight, 180. CHARLES PATTEN Center Although it was his first year on the Blue and White, Patten filled the pivot position in regular style. He played a heady, offensive game, and with plenty of weight and speed, he was able to break up many plays. Injuries in the latter part of the season barred him from a number of the games. Weight, 170. 149 LAWRENCE HAMILTON Right Halfback " Ham " was another selection for the all-state team. Bucking the line was the feature of his play- ing ; always good for five to twenty-five yards. Fast on end runs and open field work. No opponent got past " Ham " on defensive work. Weight, 160. CECIL ABRAMS Fullback As a defensive player none outshown " Abie. " He had a snap and dash in his playing which marked him a power on offense and his ability at judging plays enabled him to always be in front of an oppon- ent ' s attack. Weight, 150. ORVAL DIEHL End Diehl was an aggressive player who sized up plays quickly, was down fast under punts, and a sure tackier. On offensive, he could be depended upon to open a hole or box in his opponents. Weight, 155. 150 EMMETT REEDY Right Guard EVen though it was his first year on the team, he proved a terror to his opponents. In him, Milli- kin had a fearless player ; opening a hole on offense, down fast under punts, and piling up the line on de- fense. Weight, 170. EUGENE SOLLARS Right End " Jack ' s " punting was the feature of the con- ference, outdistancing all opponents. He played a heady and dashing game, being always a terror to opposing teams. Weight, 160. EUGENE WALLACE Left Halfback Wallace, a first year man, was a sensational, open-field runner and a wonderful forward passer. He annexed many yards by these two methods. His running back punts were spectacular work. Weight, 155. 151 HUGH KINKADE Tackle Kinkade is another Freshman who showed un- usual ability and strength in the line. Strong on defense, and plenty of driving force on offense. Great things may be expected of him next year. Weight, 175. -alflil - PAUL WEILEPP Guard His strength was a feature in blocking up the line on defense. Weilepp broke through the line and threw his opponents for many losses. Weight, 165. Other players who must not be forgotten when considering the men who were concerned in the making of the team are : Rodgers, Ping, John- stone, Hartman, Reeves, Wilson, Weaver, Stanton, Payson, Telling, Henry, and Nelson. While the Varsity was receiving the support of the student body with cheers and encouragement, the scrubs were out there putting their best into the game, and never hearing a word of cheer or good wishes, to soothe their bruises and aching limbs. Let ' s all get together in expressing our appreciation for the excellent work they did, and in wishing them a place on the Varsity next year. 133 I. I. A. C. CHAMPIONS, 1920 With a nucleus of six letter men, a half dozen of last year ' s reserves and a host of new material, Coach Wann set to work with a determination to turn out another team worthy of being champions. In the three weeks which preceded the opening game, Wann sent his charges through many hours of gruelling practice. With every practice the team looked better and as the opening game with St. Viators grew near, the Blue and White machine showed the results of Wann ' s ability to instill fight and determ- ination into his men. St. Viators were the first to invade our camp. Although they were heralded as a great team, Millikin came out the victors, 20 to 0. On the following Saturday the weak Normal U. team was hopelessly outclassed. Next came Bradley, still retaining some of the sting they suffered a year ago, and determined to avenge the defeat, but all to no avail, for the big Blue and White machine had hit its stride and would not be stopped, as was evidenced the next week, October 23rd, when the power- ful Augustana team was defeated 7 to 0. This was the only close game during the season, and it took the combined effort of every man to keep the score on the right side. Eureka, Shurtleff and Wesleyan were all easily defeated in the three following weeks. November 20th brought us face to face with Illinois College for the championship tilt. Illinois College had been waiting all year to get an- other chance at Millikin, after losing the championship game to the Blue and White school by a close margin the previous year. However, Wann ' s men had no difficulty in capturing the shield as the top-heavy score of 40 to 3 will indicate. This gives Millikin the football championship of the I. I. A. C. three years in succession, and prospects point toward another successful season in 1921. 164 BASKETBALL, 1920-21 VARSITY Gill, Captain Center Wallace — Center Bailey - Guard Lipe - - Guard Hizer Forward Curl . - ..Forward Goltra - Guard and Center Berry ..Guard Hays Forward SECOND TEAM Barnes Center Griswold Forward Shaw Forward Thornton Guard Wilson Guard SCORES FOR THE SEASON TEAMS WHERE PLAYED MILLIKIN OPPONENTS New York Nationals ....Decatur 46 13 U. of Illinois Urbana 29 24 Sparks Business College Shelbyville ...38 11 Charleston Normal Charleston 40 18 Clinton Y. M. C. A Clinton 44 22 U. of Iowa Decatur ...24 22 Wabash Decatur ..24 ....48 U. of Illinois ..Decatur 21 26 U. of Chicago Chicago 7 37 Beloit Decatur .....24 21 Wabash Crawfordsville ...16 39 111. Wesleyan U. Bloomington 29 25 Beloit Beloit 28 9 Knox Decatur 23 14 State Normal .Normal 21 9 Illinois College .....Decatur 26 17 111. Wesleyan U Decatur 21 16 Knox Galesburg 18 ... 31 Armour Tech Decatur 8 12 State Normal Decatur 27 ..21 TOURNAMENT State Normal Decatur .....33 25 St. Viators Decatur 24 ....14 111. Wesleyan U ..Decatur 21 13 Monmouth Decatur 21 11 155 1921 CHAMPIONS The basketball season of 1920-21 has gone down in history as a " hard luck " season, not from the standpoint of the season ' s record, for that has been an enviable one, but rather in regard to accidents and eligibility of the personnel of the basketeers. With Captain Gill, Bailey and Poscover of last year ' s champions back, and an over-supply of new material to begin with, Wann had no trouble in lining up a winning combination which took the measure of the Uni v ' er- sity of Illinois to the tune of 29 to 24, and the University of Iowa 24 to 22. Then the hammer struck its first blow and Poscover was declared ineligi- ble for the remainder of the semester. This ruling destroyed the morale of the team for a time, and while in this condition they were royally laced by the University of Chicago, 37 to 7. Millikin also suftered defeat at the hands of Wabash, Armour Institute and in the second game with Illinois. The sting of defeat did not hurt so much when it is considered that our conquerors won national reputation as basketball players during the year. Then came the second blow of the hammer, and Captain Gill suffered a compound fracture of his right arm, causing him to retire for the re- mainder of the season. With Gill out, hopes for a championship team were very much dampened, but necessity was the mother of invention again, and Wann worked out a combination which continued to win over its I. I. A. C. competitors. Millikin entered the I. I. A. C. tournament held in the Millikin gyrn March 3rd, 4th, and 5th, with only the most optimistic expecting the Blue and White to place among the first four teams. But with spirit and fight so characteristic of Millikin teams, the team entered the classic determined to come out winneis, with wiiich accomplishment they so nobly covered themselves and IMillikin with glory. Acting Captain Bailey and his men blazed their way to the championship by defeating State Normal, St. Viators, Wesleyan, and Monmouth. Three Millikin men were selected for the all-conference team, these being Bailey, Lipe and Hizer. None of this championship team will be lost through graduation this year, so it is not too much to expect a high class team again next season. 156 157 WAYNE GILL, Captain Center Gill spicad terror into the hearts of the oppon- ents when he faced them on the floor. Tall, agile, and_ with a keen eye for the basket, " Hank " has earned a place on Ihc all-state team three years in succession. Gill was prevented from finishing the " 21 " season because cf a broken arm sufi:ered in the Beloit game. Nevertheless, he has enjoyed a bril- liant career as a tosser in I. I. A. C. circles. PAUL BAILEY Guard If there were any plays to be broken up. Bailey was always in the thick of the fray. He was fast, a good dribbler, quick to judge a play, and always following the ball. Paul was selected for the all- state team again this year. His work in the state tournament was decidedly on a plane by itself. FLOYD CURL Forward Although this was his first year on the team. Curl was recognized as one of the fastest forwards in the conference. With a good eye for the basket, and ability to follow the ball closely, he proved a dangerous man. He was a necessary link in Milli- kin ' s airtight defense. 158 HUGH HIZER Forward " Mike " was another Freshman who made good in I. I. A. C. competition. He was an expert drib- bler, fast, and could drop them through the loop from any angle. He was selected as all-conference forward. CORDON LIFE Guard " Cord " broke into conference competition with unquestioned success. His guarding was fast, and his long shots added many points in the score-book. He proved an able running mate with Bailey and earned a berth on the all-conference team. EUGENE WALLACE Center Wallace held down the pivot position in great style. He out jumped most of his opponents and played the floor in a fast and aggressive manner. He was always dropping a counter through the hoop from a difficult angle when counters were most needed. 159 RALPH GOLTRA CLAUDE BERRY Guard Berry played the back guard position in won- derful fashion and his weight and knowledge of the game aided him in breaking up many well formed, aggressive attacks. He should make a valuable man next year. Center and Guard " Fat ' s " size and weight proved its worth to him in guarding, but in spite of it he was a good jumper. Ralph played an equally good game at either guard or center. He will be a decided loss to the team next year. JOHN HAYS Forward " Small, but mighty " is the expression that fits Johnnie. He was fast and didn ' t know when to stop fighting. Hays showed his real worth during the tournament when he turned the tide in the Wes- leyan game. Big things in the future may be ex- pected from him. 100 VARSITY BASEBALL, 1920 LINEUP Ping -—Catcher Pfeffer, Schroll, Roberts Pitcher Gill, Poscover First Base Weigand, Roberts Second Base MacWherter Third Base Johnson Shortstop Cross -Left Field Holmes - Center Field Henry, Sollars Right Field 1920 BASEBALL SCORES DATE TEAMS MILLIKIN OPPONENTS April 24 Charleston at Charleston 3 4 April 29 Lincoln at Decatur 3 5 Maiy 1 St. Viators at Bourbonais 0 20 May 5 Charleston at Decatur 13 4 May 10 Eureka at Eureka 13 4 May 11 Bradley at Peoria 1 19 May 13 St. Viators at Decatur Rain May 19- — Wesleyan at Decatur 7 14 May 24 Wesleyan at Bloomington 9 2 May 25 Eureka at Decatur - 2 -— 3 May 28 Lincoln at Lincoln Rain June 5 Bradley at Decatur -.. 4 — 7 161 LEO JOHNSON, Captain Shortstop Leo was the sensation on the diamond. He led the team in batting, and was among the hig hest in fielding percentage. He could bunt, or hit home- runs with remarkable ability. Speed was Leo ' s great asset. CARL CROSS Left Field In his last year, Carl showed up at his best; he was a heavy hitter as well as a fast man when on bases. A large percentage of the long ones into left field fell into his glove. JOHN MacWHERTER Third Base Johnnie cleaned up everything that came down the third sack line. He was fast, shifty, and knew the game thoroughly. He was a hard hitter, and a good base runner. 102 DONALD PING, Captain-elect Catcher " Don " proved to be among the best catchers in the conference. He was full of pep and instilled it into the team. Ping knows the game thoroughly, and his fighting qualities will make him a good leader of the 1921 team. HERMAN PFEFFER Pitcher Pfeffer was a high class twirler, but the breaks of the game were against him in a number of the contests, and although he was the loser, his pitching warranted a different score. His coolness and head- work helped him out of many a tight place. WAYNE GHX First Base On the initial bag " Hank " performed in veteran fashion. He was a good hitter, and fielded all chances cleanly. 1.6.3. LESTER SCHROLL Pitcher and Fielder " Les " handled the dual job of fielding and pitch- ing alternately. On the mound he was cool, and pitched with excellent control. He was a heavy hitter, and a clean fielder. HOWARD WEIGAND Second Base " Biddy " performed around the key-stone bag, covering lots of ground, and gathering up many hot grounders. He was full of life and pep and kept injecting it into the team. LEE ROBERTS Field Roberts covered the center portion of the field, pulling down long ones with accuracy and returning them quickly. He also took his turn at second base in a number of games. His hitting and base run- ning were especially good. JG4 THE 1920 BASEBALL SEASON While the 1920 season will not go down in history as one of the bright- est spots among the seasons which have brought glory and honor to Milli- kin, yet we were represented by a scrappy, hard-working bunch of fighters who were trying to overcome the handicap of going through the season without a " Christy Mathewson " or " Walter Johnson " to perform on the mound. Nevertheless, much credit must be given Pfeffer and Schroll for the high class work they did in twirling. A number of the games lost were heartbreakers and but for the occurence of a fluke or two ,the score would have been reversed. Among those defeated by Millikin were Charleston, Eureka, and Wes- leyan, while Bradley and St. Viators administered a real lacing to the Blue and White. The infield developed into a fast, snappy quartet which handled the ball smoothly and cleverly, while the outfield was capable of taking care of the long, hard ones. Captain Johnson led the nine with the stick, securing a percentage of over 300. Cross also batted over the 300 mark. The outlook for the coming season is much better, with the exception of the pitching staff, and Coach Wann is still in a quandary as to what to do about this position. 165 TRACK, 1920 MILLIKIN-KNOX DUAL, MAY 15. EVENT 1st. 2nd. 3rd. RECORD 100 yd. dash. -Rhind K Bridge K Bailey M : 10.2-5 High hurdles .Miller M Prichard K Lombard K : 17.4-5 Mile _Diehl M Smith K Mattax K 5:18 Shot put .Dougherty K Fawcett M Bailey M 34 ' Pole vault -Higgasion K : Iiller M Wamburg K 11 ' Low hurdles .Schwartz K Miller M Prichard K : 14.1-5 440 yd. dash_ .Rhind K Ash M .Johnson : 52.4-5 Discus - Bailey M Poscover i l Lambe T ' 109 ' 8 220 yd. dash. . Lange K Hoover K Bailey M : 24.3-5 Half-mile .Diehl M Pierce K Rhind K 2:09.4-5 Javelin Millison K Anderson I l : Iiller M 153 ' 1 1 2 High jump _ . " ogdal ' SI Wamburg K Lange K 5 ' 7 Broad jump _ _ chwartz K Dougherty K Miller M 22 ' 4 Relay Knox Millikin Score: Knox, 74; Millikin, 51. State IMeet, Peoria, May 22nd, 1920 EVENT 1st. 2ud. 3rd. 4th. RECORD 100 yd. dash. .Bridgeport K Carrier E Rhinde K Brown N 10.2-5 120 yd. hurd. .Thomlins ' n I Zager N Miller M Farell I :16 1-miIe run .Blauvelt E Spaun N Diehl M Crouch I 4 :45 Shot put .Owsley L.F. Wiedman N March S Burrus I.N. 40 ' 220 yd. dash. .Brown N Hoover K Bailey M Leigh K 23.2-5 Half-mile run .Eades E Douglas j Io Abraham N Jones N : 7.4-5 High jump . -Cogdal M Wamburg K Lyons K Clark B Dennis E 5 ' S.l-8 Pole vault - . -Gill M Wamburg K Thurman I Gehrig B Rehg E Miller M :!0 ' 6 2-mile run .. .Torryson H Spoug N Blauvelt E Sagar W 10 45.4-5 220 yd. hurd. . Thomlins " n I Zager N Cully I Hartman H 26.3-5 Discus hurl . .March S Axline Mo Haufman W : Iellon I 127 ' 4 Broad jump. -Johnson M Sward K Cully I Carrier E 21 ' 10i Javelin .. .. Kirbv E Therke I i Iellison K Anderson M 156 ' •f40 yd. dash .Eades E Rhinde K Hause L.F. Mutch I 52.2-5 Mile relay .. . Knox Hedding Millikin Illinois Col. 0 39 Score : Knox, 33 : Eureka, 26 5 6 ; 111. College, 25 ; Northwestern, 24 ; Millikin, 23 1 3 ; Hedding, 9; Lake Forrest, 7; Shurtleff, 7; Monmouth, 6; 111. Normal, 1 ; Wheaton, 2 ; Bradley, 5 6. IGG THE 1920 TRACK SEASON The 1920 track season did not prove to be as successful for Millikin as was generally hoped for earlier in the year. With a wealth of material on hand, track prospects were very bright, but likewise, other I. ' I. A. C. colleges produced a large number of good track men, causing the 1920 season to be the best year in the history of the conference. In the dual meet with Knox, May 15th, which was held at Galesburg, the Blue and White chances were dampened greatly by the inability of Johnson and Gill to accompany the team. Nevertheless, Millikin hotly con- tested every point of the meet, emerging on the small end of a 51-74 score. The I. I. A. C. meet was held in Peoria the following Saturday, and never was competition keener in the conference m ' et. With the first five teams within nine points of the winners, it was a desperate struggle for every point. Cogdal, captain-elect, Johnson and Gill were the only Millikin men to win firsts. Captain Bailey, Miller, Diehl, and Anderson added points by winning seconds and thirds, giving Millikin a total of 23 1 ? points. However, additional honors were brought to the Blue and White by Cogdal, who set a new conference record in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5 ft. 8 1 8 ins. Prospects for the 1921 season are not very encouraging to the follow- ers of the cinder path, for with only five letter men back as a nucleus to build the team around, it will be necessary to whip a lot of unknown ma- terial into shape. Fortunately there is plenty of that material from which to select a team, and we are believing that a number of these recruits will develop into championship performers. Weaver, Curl, South, Smith, Kin- kade, and Wallace are the most promising of these beginners. 167 PAUL BAILEY, Captain Bailey was an inspiration to the team, and by his own untiring efforts in winning points for Milli- kin, proved an ideal leader. In the Knox meet, he annexed points in the discus, 220 and shot put, and in the state meet, 2nd place in the 220 yard dash. He did his lap in the relay in exceptionally fast time. LEO JOHNSON Although small in size, Johnson was a wonder- ful broad jumper; easily taking first place in that event in thie state meet. This is only his third year of conference competition, and with another year, he should win new laurels. FORREST G. WISE This was Wise ' s last year in track, and he proved unusually strong in the 440. He won his lap of the relay in the state meet by a good margin. JOE COGDAL, Captain-elect Joe could always be relied upon to take first place in the high jump. He also annexed points in the broad jump. Joe set a new conference record in the high jump at the state meet last spring. He went over the bar at 5 ft. 8 1 8 ins. He will make a natural leader for the 1921 team. ORVAL DIEHL Diehl proved the mainstay in the distance events, taking first place both in the 880 and mile in the Knox dual. He also won points at the state meet. RALPH MILLER Miller appeared as the all-around track man, winning points in both hurdles, pole vault, broad jump and high jump. It will be a difficult job to fill his place on the 1921 team. 169 WAYNE GILL Gill has no peer in the 1. 1. A. C. when it comes to pole vaulting ' , for he holds the conference record in the " aerial " event. Due to a bad wind, he was compelled to divide first honors at the state meet with Wamburo- of Knox. KARL MADDEN When it came to his lap in the relay, no one showed their heels to Karl. He will be missed in the relav next veai ' . OSCAR ANDERSON Anderson could be depended upon to win some points when it came to spearing- the air with a javelin. He took second place in the Knox dual, and fourth at the state meet. 170 DONALD BETHEL In his first year Don showed up strong in the distance grinds. He was a steady runner and fin- ished well up among the winners. GLEN ASH In the quarter Ash caused considerable worry among his competitors. He annexed a third in the Knox dual, and ran in the relay at the state meet, helping his team take third place. JOHN RODGERS Rodgers proved a good running mate for Bailey in the dashes. He won points in the dual meets, and with another year, should show up strong. 171 PROF. RISLEY PROF. RISLEY TENNIS, 1920 With the opening of the tennis season a large number of men tried out for the Varsity and Coach Risley was greatly aided in developing the team by this keen competition. Captain Leek, Sanders, Deetz, Manning, and Pratt showed up best in the singles, while Sanders and Leek made a formidable combination in the doubles. Lincoln was our first victim, Millinkin winning four of the five matches. Next came the University of Illinois, who were too much for the Blue and White, taking their measure in all singles and doubles. Two meets were played with Wesleyan, in which Millikin won all singles matches and all but one of the doubles. On May 15th the team journeyed to Knox, defeating them in two of the three single matches and divided the doubles equally. In the I. I. A. C. meet at Peoria May 21st, Sanders went to the semi- finals of the singles, while Captain Leek and Deetz went to the semi-finals of the doubles. Prof. Risley won second place in the faculty division. GOLF Prof. Risley was defeated by Coach Muhl of Wesleyan in the finals of faculty golf at the I. I. A. C. meet at Peoria. 173 TAU KAPPA EPSILON BASKETBALL TEAM Standing (left to right) : Ruth Stone, Katharina Hilti, Sarah Jane Dunston, Helen Parkinson, Capt., Thelma Scott. Sitting (left to right) : Thelma Deetz, Margaret Kincaid, June Davidson. KAPPA DELTA CHI BASKETBALL TEAM. Standing (left to right) : Helen Richardson, Irma Gerdes, Leitha Schroll, Idelia Davis, Gladys Sanders, Capt., Helen Duncan. Sitting (left to right) : Helen States, Faye Coffey, Anna Barth, Ruth Baumgarten, Norma Brown. 175 SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON TEAM Standing (left to right) : Georgiana Schaub, Florence Warfield, Ruth Shuman, Ella Grimsley, Helen Jones, Helen Lobenstein. Sitting (left to right) : Dorothy Davis, Miriam Lee, Capt., Irene Shepherd, Emma Bates Robbins. DELTA SIGMA PHI TEAM. Standing (left to right) : Mary Ada Chapin, Sara Dobson, Edna Rybolt, Mildred Lingle, Camille Barnett, Helen Craw, Helen Gorham. Sitting (left to right) : Christine Busbey, Helen Jacobs, Frances Dunn, Lucile Brown, Capt. i7(; BINGO BASKETBALL TEAM. Standing (left to right) : Gladys Sanders, Camille Barnett, Helen Parkinson, Capt., Sara Dobson. Sitting (left to right) : Miriam Lee, June Davidson, Emma Bates Robbins BANGO— CHAMPION TEAM. Standing (left to right) : Irma Gerdes, Idelia Davis, Capt., Anna Barth. Sitting (left to right) : Helen Gorham, Lucile Brown, Ruth Baumgarten, Not in Picture: Valerian McDonald Harrison. 177 WOMEN ' S ATHLETIC LEAGUE President Camille Barnett Vice President Dorothy Davis Secretary Gladys Sanders T)easurer Irma Gerdes Girls ' Athletic Manager Lucile Brown ' . Asst. Athletic Manager Helen Parkinson At last! Athletics for women has a real foothold at Millikin, thanks to the faithful persistence of the Women ' s Athletic League. We started out at the very beginning of the year and have been going ever since. The first sport of the year was soccer football, and there were about thirty girls who participated. Next, was basketball, the favorite sport of Millikin women. We had a real tournament this year, about fifty girls taking part. An intramural tennis tournament was held. The winners and best players were chosen on the intercollegiate team to play in the intercollegiate tournament which was held at Millikin May 22 and 23. We have the start that we have always wanted, now watch us make athletics for women a permanent thing at Millikin. The scores of the basketball tournament games are as follows : TKE 45 21 TKE . . ..20 2:)VE 13 TUCK 9 TUCK iO KAX 14 TKE 20 KAX 2?- TUCK 8 KAX 12 2;ae 3 Bingo 11 Bango 28 178 GYMNASIUM CLASS After the tournament two all star teams were chosen, and on Feb- ruary 25th the Bangos and Bingos met in a great battle on the Millikin gym flooi. The Bingos met with a sad defeat. They scored only il points to the Bango ' s 28. Between halves, Idelia Davis and Rebecca Ditto gave a Dutch dance. Erna I ' ritchett, Ruth Carter and Christine Busby showed their skill at the swinging- of the Indian Clubs, and the two Deetz " children, " dressed as the Gold Dust Twins, gave a very clever dance. If everyone will take the interest in athletics that they have taken this year, there is no reason why women ' s athletics cannot be a perma- nent factor at J. M. U. 181 HJD. Well. The 13th. First registration day, if I remember rightly. Be- lieve I ' ll look in my scrap book. Yes. Here ' s the time table proving 1 left home. Fraternity men gang up. No other pins visible. Sept. 14 — Second registration day. Everybody seems glad to see everybody else. Sorta glad to be back here myself. Had a conference with Mr. Casey. He changed my mind about my program. How about you? Sept. 15 — Classes begin and a department for lost or strayed Fresh- men is established. Freshman Commission of the Y. W. C. A. stages a walk-out for girls. The walk ends in Fairview with long slices of juicy, drippy watermelon, etc. Sept. 16 — At last we know what the Tuck (howdyespellit) pledge buttons look alike. They ain ' t buttons at all. Sept. 17 — Y. M. and Y. W. reception. Beaucoup dates (that first word is French). We begin to feel acquainted and slightly envy those who were awarded sweaters or sang or monologued or something. Wish we wuz famous. Sept. 18 — Nothing much doing. I meant to skip this day in my write up. Oh well. I ' ll skip the next two instead. Sept. 21 — More fun ! Classes going fine now. S. A. I. ' s weiner roast. Sept. 22 — Our guests and fellow students from France appear. We prefer to call them by their first names. First Y. M. meeting. Sept. 23 — S. A. I. Circus party. The animals are fed. Sept. 24 and 25 — A. X. O. and Z. T. A. dances. Some of us go. Some of us don ' t. Some of us recuperate after our first two weeks away from home. FOR INSTANCE John Hayes. There is a cute little bunch called the T. K. E. ' s, From their looks you would take them for fre K. E. ' s, Microscopic in size, they would cinch any prize. For the raising of frugal physi K. E. ' s. LIKE A WATCH. Prof. Tyler: " See there, the armless wonder who has no hands. " Sept. 30 — Upper classes elect .... Elect what? Why officers. The steam roller, whatever it may be, receives a work out. " Thirty days hath September, April, June and Etc. " That means I ' m all ready for 185 conv n Oct. 1 — Tii Delt rushing dance. Oct. 2 — Pi Phi rushing dance. St. Viators ventures down to play a little football. They do — but very, very little. We chalk up one X mark. Oct. 3 — No, 4, K. D. X., calls on Mrs. Aston. ' Smore fun to go down that line of some eighty-two damsels, saying you are John Jones and - - - and you are pleased to meet all of ' em, when all you are thinking of is the 12th one you said it to. She who wore the bright red blouse and was little and had dark hair — and you can ' t think of her name. Oct. 5 — Tucks call on ditto. The girls learn lots of Mother Goose rhymes — learn to sing them, I mean. All end " Threw it out of the window. Of the window, of the window, threw it out of the window, " etc., etc. The calm before the storm. Oct. 6 — Sorority bids go out. The calm grows tense. Didn ' t think a calm could grow tense, did you? This one did. Oct. 7 — Freshman class officers elected. The preferential system as explained by Professor Risley, receives the final test and nobody knows who leally is president. Aston Hall celebrates something with a weiner roast. Wisht I lived with " Mamma As ton. " Oct. C — Sorority pledging. The storm is past and the girls find that those they didn ' t get were fortunately the ones that they didn ' t care for anyhow. Oct. 11 — S. A. E. visits Aston Hall. Someone reports that the Fresh- man class is assembling on the back campus. (Do you grasp the thought?) Oct. 12 — Joint recital at Conservatory. Helen Brown Read, soprano, and Jules Falk, violinist, constitute this first of the series. Oct. 13 — Just a month since we registered. Miss Young and Miss Dunlap entertain practice teaching classes at another weiner roast. Oct. 15 — Aston Hall tacky party. Ladies only. Oct. IG — Bradley comes to try out Ihe Blue and White team. Inevit- able result and another X mark for us. Tucks have a southern dance; real moss, bum-bum and everything. Oct. 17 — Tekes make annual call at Aston Hall. The girls were tired of hiding hats and behaved in quite a lady-like manner. Oct. 18 — Pep meeting on the campus. What could we have had a pep meeting for? Augustana plays Millikin. Another X for J. M. U. K. D. X. dance. Oct. 19 — Found something. Think it was supposed to go in the Deca- turian, but Pm going to use it instead. It is entitled 186 Founded A. D. 1860 BY JAMES MILLIKIN Millikin National Ban Oldest — Largest Bank in Decatur Every Banking Facility Afforded to Small, as well as Large Depositors Checking Accounts Savings Accounts Certificates o Deposits SAVINGS DEPARTMENT 3% PAYS INTEREST 3? Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent A Rest Room for Ladies CONFERENCE ROOM CUSTOMERS ' ROOM Everybody Welcome 187 LINES OF THOUGHT and goes like this : Definition of a Good Time HJ Candy Cards Popcorn Victrola Floors Magazines Davenport Flowers Candles Swing Piano Maurita Big Chair Bill Hube Mike The other side of that paper wasn ' t interesting. Something about " dendrites coming in contact with end arborizations " — not in my class. Oct. 25 — Homecoming invitations go out to alumni. We are invited, urged, and charmed to assist in bringing back all the alums we can pos- sibly reach. Oct. 26 — Prexy suggests that Millikin songs be taught to Frosh. Ris- ley boasts that the verdant ones will soon out-sing the whole gang. May- be so — maybe so. Oct. 27 — We begin to si ng Alia Rah in the corridors before chapel. Oct. 29 — Hallowe ' en party. Faculty wins the honors in costuming for the event. George waited in the parlor at Aston Hall for some time. He wanted to get to the party. He grew more and more restless, finally rose and intimated to a group nearby that he was going. Some twenty minutes later, Jewell and Dunny saw him leaving with Maurita. J.: " Why, George! I thought you ' d gone. " G. : " Oh, I had to come back after my umbrella. " D. : " Is that what you call her? " Students organize to support Horace McDavid. We hear such terms as " scratching the ballot. " Oct. 30— Eureka plays Millikin ; we win. Ho-hum. A fool there was, and I stayed out late. Even as you have done, And I said I ' d study at an awful rate. Yet every night I had a date. But fool-like, I met the usual fate. Even as you have done. Prof. Henderson : " Now when you listen to a silver-plated cornetist. " PORTER ' S LAMENT Pianissimo. iss Eleven Years of Satisfactory Service is our record with the Millidek, and of which Ave are justly proud. It has been printed for eleven straight years in our plant. Its uniformity of excellence is characteristic of the work done by us. All of our product receives the same careful attention to detail that has made the Millidek the acknowl- edged leader among college publications in the Central West. We will be pleased to serve you as we have served the Millidek for the past eleven years. Herald Printing Stationery Co. Printers - Engravers - Binders 237-239 North Main Street Decatur, Illinois 189 Nov. 1— Olds-Gallup joint recital. We go, for we know that " music hath power — " Nov. 2 — Many students go home to vote. Some vote, some don ' t. Clyde Hart boosts the " Dec. " " You can ' t beat that man Hart, " says Prexy, and leans over the chain-effect to pay his dollar down. Nov. 3 — Miss Lena Corzine leads Y. W. Freshman girls have just about grown accustom.ed to the fact that Y. W. is a course no girl leaves out of her weekly schedule. Nov. 4 — Pi Mu Theta gives the first of the college Thursday afternoon teas. We like these teas, don ' t you know ! Nov. 5 — Homecoming is here ! Special chapel and lots of chrysanthe- mums — yellow and white. Freshman-Sophomore Scrap, the long-looked-for, much-postponed, the spirited, the glorious scrap! And it had to be called on account of darkness. First public appearance of soccer-football enthusiasts. Risley and Nellie mix and then combine. S ' all the same thing. JAMBALAYA .... That means Homecoming Play and Elsie and Nerissy, Corridor Hounds and Vamps. " Don ' t their kne . . . ? " Nov. 6 — Shurtleff vs. Millikin. Ho-hum again. And yet again ho- hum. Alberto Salvi, harpist, in the evening. Before that, the Pi Mu Theta tea. Nov. 1-7 — Better American Speech Week. We are tagged by high school students. Pretty red and yellow tags. We resolve never to say ain ' t, or has ivent, or anything else we know we hadn ' t orter. Nov. 8 — Art Appreciation classes discover an exhibit of interest in the Art Institute. ' Fore long they will discover that ' twas well that they did " discover " the exhibit. Nov. 9 — Sammy announces special car to Bloomington. All who are going begin to sign up. The rest look on with envy and long for luck matching pennies. Nov. 10 — The ....th birthday of Dean Walker celebrated at Aston Hall. Nov. 11 — Armistice celebration. Faculty tea with red, white and blue in evidence. Nov. 12 — Miss Spencer (Nerissy) entertains cast of Homecoming play. Football with balloons and other interesting — whew! my light is going flicker, flicker. Guess I ' d better stop till tomorrow. Nov. 13 — We go to Wesleyan and see the whole bloody conflict. Risley asserts that he won ' t be pushed around by any Wesleyanites and only prompt intervention averts a riot. Oh, yes — we won. Tri Delts guests of their new Delta Chaptei- at Champaign. I ' JU GET AWAY Tiiii MMP, of OlP IS Mo Rc r i Present watc WORD OF TH tAnOPu5 ; COLLecTl(M i Ttv e. OouLPiR BILLS TRO pa ■TjiC Juts to Rv : — n£ MOST APPRoveo METHOD To SNe.AK.yp ettiND Tne- Ano ere.l ' N ¥iie- Work.. $ 5 ' OON This, kind friends, is the reason Bob Bai-racks didn ' t get the Calendar cartoons in on time. He is a busy man. Among other things, treasurer of the Junior class. It is rumored that he had to go to the lengths illus- trated above before some of his fellow class-men " forked over. " And he ' d have to go further to get them from all. 192 The Pictures in This Book are from Van Deventer ' s Studio We have made the portraits for the MilUdek for fourteen issues. Isn ' t this evidence of satisfactory service? Nov. 14 — S .A .1. actives entertained by pledges. Nov. 18— Alpha Chi tea. Nov. 19 — Y. M.-Y. W. party — meaning an all-student affair with a tumbling act, a play and two charming dancers. You have doubtless ob- served their pictures. Mary Jane enclosed them in one of her letters. Nov. 20 — Millikin at Illinois. The usual close game with the usual result. By the way, have you decided yet who the man in the middle of the bottom row, page 37, is? Guess I ' ll have to tell you, then. It is our esteemed President of the Student Council — Floyd Brenner. Don ' t often see him arrayed as the " lily of the field. " Nov. 21 — Vesper services. Nov. 22 — Harold Bauer Recital — pianist of the artists series. We enjoy music. Wish we could have more. Nov. 23 — ' Bout this time we all go to the Grand Operry. Some set in the balcony; some don ' t. Some enjoy it; some don ' t. Some think they will go again ; some don ' t. Some decided to see Carmen tomorrow because it will be in the chapel and (incidentally) only fifty cents. Nov. 24 — Carmen loses her heel and almost brings the whole stage setting down upon her head (not when she lost her heel — this was at an- other time). But we liked her. Oh, yes. Almost forgot. Yesterday Professor Kelso addressed chapel upon the tender subject of " Love. " Apparently he knows his stuff. Things for which we may be duly thankful, Number 4,387. That this is Thanks- giving holiday. Indiana Normal at Millikin. The slaughter is sickening. Nov. 26 — Teke dance. We wonder some times about the advisability of recording the occurrence of dances. Can ' t forget ' em, so why not use the space for something else. Record of Millidek Board meetings, just for example. Then next year ' s staff could follow our more or less noble ex- ample. Oh, well. Custom and precedent govern us. We are creatures of habit and soon will be quite beyond help. Ain ' t it so. Freshmen? Nov. 30 — Dr. J. W. McDonald speaks in chapel. John T. Taylor: " I only got one girl, and she turns me down. " Sarah Jane Dunston : " Don ' t ask me to stay. I have to go home to see who calls me up. Knudson: " Have you a date for tonight? " Idelia Davis (encouragingly) : " No. " Knudson: " Well, I just wanted to know. " Pfeffer: " Got a date tonight, Chasey? " Chasey: " No; it ' s Biddy ' s turn. " J94 Hot e l Or l ando Centrally Located Two Blocks from City Transfer Station All Interurban Cars Stop at Our Door DECATUR, ILLINOIS Dinner Parties, Dances, Formals, Lunch- eons. Special Attention Given to Millikin Functions FIRE PROOF Refined and Quiet Surroundings FRED AND HARRY W. VAN ORMAN, Props. 195 Dec. 1 — Rev. Williams in chapel. Mrs. H. D. Pettee, missionary from Japan, speaks to Y. W. Y. M. elects oiTicers. Only men who have paid their quarters are qualified to vote. Earle Roberts is the new president. Dec. 2 — Mass meeting in chapel. Freshmen urged to get themselves " mugged " for the Millidek. The Millidek, you know, is our college annual and its value will be enhanced a thousand-fold if your picture is in it. Dec. 3 — It rains. Dec. 4 — And it rains. " Oh, it rained forty days, forty nights without stoppin ' " " Tell me, ma Lo ' d, didn ' it rain? " Dec. 6 — Green, Brown and Cantrall recital. Didn ' t you come? HM ! Your loss. These faculty recitals are good. Dec. 7 — President and Mrs. Holden visit Tekes. Dec. 9 — Millikin-Japan Day. Little red and yellow Japanese lanterns on sale by the Y. W. K. Kewabe sells Japanese prints at a great deal for some prints and a very little for others. A few originals, many copies of old Japanese masters. Dec. 10 — Inter-fraternity council organized. Nothin ' else to do, you know, we gotta do something, so we start something new. Dec. 11 — Z. T. A. dance — a truly Christmas affair with a tree and candles and little horns and drums. Coach Wann and John Birks en- deavor to play tunes on their fifes. Dec. 13 — Faculty party. We hear it was of the wild variety, but were unable to secure any specific details to make the recounting the more inter- esting. Dec. 14 — Buryl ' s birthday. Football banquet. Rut Ward ele cted captain. Ruth Ray ' s recital. Doctor Jenney makes an appeal in chapel for the starving children. Art Department tea, exhibition and sale — a regular three in one affair. Dec. 15 — George Proctor ' s follow-up of Dr. Jenney brings almost $400 from Millikin students and faculty. It was great to see those dollar bills pile up on the table. Dec. 16 — Tri Delt bazaar. Dec. 17 — Miss Green sings in chapel. Millikin students are certainly models of behaviour and attention when she is here. Guess we ' ll have her often so we can get the habit and let it carry us over our more restless moments. Dr. Conant ' s annual vacation begins, or has begun, and Rev. Myers takes charge of her classes. 196 Oakland Avenue Garage 125-27 S. Oakland Ave. Main 4710 iiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii QUICK, RELIABLE SERVICE ON ALL CARS BY BEST MECHANICS TIRES and TUBES COMPLETE LINE OF MOBILOILS ACCESSORIES H. E. HAINES W. E. STEPHENS 197 Dec. 18 — Millikin basket ball team defeats U. of I. five at Champaign. Of course Illinois was just trying out her men, and the best ones on the team didn ' t play and they hadn ' t done much yet this year and so on and so on — but Millikin won. No explanations can change the fact. Christmas vacation begins. This is where our December picture would be most appropriate. But we have to be consistent. Put all the other headings at the beginning of each month. Same with December. Just turn back now, and look at it. ' Magine yourself greeting and being greeted by mother and father and the good old stove where you can see the fire and know you ' re hot even if you aren ' t. Dec. 19 — Five more shopping days till Christmas. You begin to get excited and wish you had done your buying early. Dec. 24 — You receive Christmas greetings from some collegiate ac- quaintances to whom you had sent none. A last minute rush to get some off " to them, or else a glow of happiness at the thought that you had been remembered, according to your temperament. Dec. 25 — A Christmas tree, a stocking in front of the fire-place, a special chair, a corner of the table with your fruit and gifts, greetings, written and verbal — all evidences of the Christmas spirit of hopefulness and love. Dec. 29 — Millikin Glee Club makes its initial concert in Streator. Dec. 30 — It goes on to Oak Park and finds lots of Millikinites ex and otherwise to hear it. Not to mention a real party after the affair. Remem- ber Grace Shawhan? She was there. She ' s going to Ohio Wesleyan this year, you know. Dec. 31 — Third and last stop on the northern tour, Wilmington. This Glee Club of ours surely makes friends for Millikin. It pays to advertise, as some one has so ably expressed it. DOES SHE TAKE PHYSIOLOGY? Lucile Claxon (New Year ' s resolution) : ' T ' m not going to let anyone kiss me on the front porch of the dorm. " Jan. 1 — Isn ' t this appropriate? Start out January with a basketball game just as our little picture suggests. University of Iowa this time. Close game. Much excitement. We win. Can ' t explain the fact, either. Notice the other half of our " piece of art " — that indicates that classes begin in the near future. Jan. 3 — In fact, vacation ends. Jan. 4 — We praise those teachers who made no assignments over the holidays and flunk in those classes in which assignments were made. Start 198 Harry I. Spayd, Mgr. W. Curtis Busher The Oldest Established Piano House in Central Illinois Emerson Piano House 143-145 North Main Street PIANOS : PLAYER PIANOS : VICTROLAS and RECORDS John F. McDermott Rufus G. Peabody DEDMAN MARKET A. J. WILLIS, Prop. 999 W. Macon Sw . Phone, Main 4064-4065 Highest Quality of Meats, Poultry and Canned Goods PRICES RIGHT PROMPT DELIVERY EDUCATION A VALUABLE ASSET We are seniors in the lumber and mill work business, now in ovir forty- third year, and are willing to give you the benefit of it. We carry one of the largest and most varied stocks of lumber, wall board and roofing to be found in Central Illinois. When building be sure to call on us, inspect our stock and manufacturing plant and get the benefit of our many years of experience. We carry a well assorted stock of hard wood flooring, stored in steam- heated buildings. G. S. LYON SONS Lumber and Manufacturing Co. 199 HOW TO GET OUT A MILLIDEK There has been some question in our minds, ever since we were elected in fact, as to just the proper form of procedure to follow in order to put out the " best yet " on time. We have, therefore, reasoned and debated within ourselves for many weeks, and all to this end : Having passed through all the " harrowing experience " (borrowed phrase) of editing this still-to-be-appreciated or still-to-be-maligned publication, we almost feel it our duty, so to speak, to leave behind us, not so specific and binding an order to hamper you in your editing projects, but a program at once general and inclusive, yet not lacking in those specific details so often, nay, always, needed to make clear certain particulars. You are following meV You are then ready to read these thoughtfully prepared instructions, definite and helpful as they may well be, in order that you, succeeding editor, may with greater ease bring forth from the vast and mysterious unknown that which you, too, shall call a Millidek. Of course, the editing business, just as government, is a fluid thing. Last year for example, the Millidek was printed on tinted paper; this year it isn ' t. Last year ' s annual had no border; this one has. And so one might go on. Next year ' s may have a border on tinted paper, who knows? Our advice may be applied without interfering with any specific change which may or may not take place. We only wish our predecessors had done as much for us. We feel that it would have saved us many mistakes, heartaches, grey hairs, and wrinkles. Hence our feeling that we are mak- ing a real contribution to humanity, because of these few words. First — Begin early, at least three years, two months, twenty-seven days before you enter into the work. Establish a school of correspond- ence with prospective members of the staff (or Board). Perhaps then you can begin to work after Christmas vacation of your Junior year. Second — Choose a representative Board — representative of all the elements in the class to avoid petty jealousy and the accusation of " poli- tician. " But be governed slightly at least by the capability of said repre- sentatives. It is worse to have one group represented by a do-nothing, so you have to do the work yourself, than not to have it represented, but enlarge another group ' s quota. Even after this select a committee of three to be " responsible " and then, unless you ' re lucky (as I), go to work and put out your Millidek. You ' ll have to do it ultimately, might as well start at once. Third — Equip yourself adequately. We recommend that you include the following: 1 blunderbuss; 2 tomahawks; 4 bottles of ink (1 red, 1 purple, 2 black) ; 1 Remington for your own use; 2 Olivers for the statt ' ; 1 Ford (not necessarily from Harristown) ; 1 voluminous suitcase; con- siderable muscle; some 50 extra cuts; 1 expert proof-reader; several bars of chocolate; 1 " devil-may-care-sleuth-photographer " (to get Mr. Casey ' s picture) ; other items as necessary. With this start we feel that your staff should be fully 2 per cent efficient. Fotirth — Miscellaneous. Do not let out over 50 keys to the Millidek office. It is too confusing to trace vanished articles and pictures. Don ' t forget that you may use the waste-basket in the pottery room since the Millidek office contains none. Call for material weekly. Have regular Board meetings. Don ' t use blunderbuss on all intruders. Some come with friendly intent. With this we cease, feeling that future generations will be unusually 200 COLLEGE SUPPLY STORE Everything for Millikin Students MllllllllllllllllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllilll If not in Stock - - Ask for it We ' ll Get It. FIRST FLOOR Books School Books Kodaks Office Supplies Stationery Leather Goods BASEMENT HAINES ESSICK ELEVATOR SERVICE Sporting Goods Masquerade Suits Kindergarten Supplies Toys and Games Athletic Shoes Party Favors Sweaters Masks SECOND FLOOR Edison Phonographs Pictures and Frames Picture Framing Gift Shop Artist Supplies Architect Supplies THIRD FLOOR Typewriters Tennis Restringing Fountain Pen Repairing Phonographs Repaired Stock Room SAM ' S CONFECTIONERY We manufacture all our own candies, ice cream, also hard goods, opera sticks, etc. We use our own refrigerating system in manufacturing ice cream, also in our soda fountain. You will find the best of everything at Sam ' s Confectionery on the Squ ire-Phone Main 364 201 adept at the work because of these suggestions. The individual editor may, as we have intimated, work out matters of detail, the New Year right. That reminds us ... . have you read Lucile Claxon ' s New Year ' s Resolution? It is really of interest. Better look it up. Jan. 5 — Miss Dunlap speaks in Y. W. Jan. 6 — Zeta pledges entertain actives at dinner. Jan. 7— J. M. U. B. B. five defeated by Wabash. Jan. 8 — Millikin B. B. team (B. B. means basketball during this season; we ' ll notify you when it begins to mean baseball) is defeated by the University of Chicago. No wonder. Why don ' t they pick on a college their own size. Jan. 10 — The English Club brings Tony Sarg ' s Marionettes to us. We see " Rose in the Ring " in the afternoon, and " Rip Van Winkle " at night. Incidentally, if we were conducting a " Polite " contest as the Chicago Tribune is, we know who ' d get the $25 for today. You should have seen Joe Cogdall rescue the lost youngsters who came to see the puppets. Just imagine being little and only six and half-way afraid and having some nice big man lead you right in to the place you belonged. We all longed to be back in our child-hood days. Might add another little item of interest : Debate try-out began to be held today. Jan. 11 — Millidek Board meeting. Oh, it met before today and doubt- less will meet later, but you should know about this meeting. Why, we decided on more important points. Paper and type and border and when copy was due. And how to get the book over to you. Jan. 12 — First Senior luncheon. I wish ' t I was a senior, a senior, a senior, Lunching in the D. S. room on high. " Pi Beta Phi Cookie shine. Debating team chosen. Consider the talent, will you? Jan. 13 — Zeta Tau Alpha College tea . . . cunning little shields in our sandwiches. Unfortunate element same as with ripe olives. It is very easy to determine how many one has eaten. Birthday dinner given for C. W. Dyer. No, he hasn ' t stopped having birthdays. Y. W. subject— " The Little Red Devil. " Jan. 14 — U. of I. Quintet at Millikin. We lose. Sigma Iota luncheon. Jan. 15 — Alpha Chi Omega black and white dance. Professor and Mrs. Risley entertain facul ty members at a buffet supper. The assembled multitude writes to one of the absent faculty wives. Of course it will take some time to make the rounds. Jan. 17 — Borch-Hydinger recital. We went and in addition to the music received an American Beauty. Now don ' t you wish you had gone? Jan. 18 — Millikin five defeats Beloit. Rev. Henry speaks in chapel. Jan. 19 — Miss Allin talks and talks and talks to the Y. W. C. A. 202 " Say It With Flowers " uxe Corsage Boquets -- arrangement of violet, sweet peas, roses, sweetheart roies, and other season- able flowers. DAUT BROS. FLORISTS 120 East Prairie Street ON Columbia Records ONL Y Will you find such favorites as Al Jolson, Van Schenck, Marion Harris, Nora Bayes, Blossom Seeley, Ted Lewis Jazz Band, Art Hickman Happy Six, Bert Williams, and many others. Hear them. New releases the 10th and 20th of each month. The Columbia Grafonola Shop Weilepp Stuckey Furniture Co. 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Mayhap you ' ll be having a S. C. spree — The kind enjoyed by M. P. and L. B. If more you ' d like to know of them Just ask Lee or her friend H. M. For the four of them went on a S. C. spree This 19th day of Januaree. Jan. 21 — Professor Henderson speaks in chapel. Jan. 22— Wabash five defeated Millikin. Well, what you going to do about it? Sammy announces that up until this time a University ordin- ance of some kind or other has prohibited dancing in the gym. The ordinance, he adds, is still in effect. Oh, well. Jan. 23 — National officers visit Tekes. Just before exams, too. If we wanted to, I bet we could write a parody on " Just before the battle, mother, " .... but we don ' t want to. Starts a train of thought, though. Jan. 24 — 28 Mid semester examinations. Can you realize that the year and the Calendar are half over at the same time. It seems impossible. If we had the half year to do over, we might make some changes. Whether or not they would be improvements, we cannot decide. January 28 — We win over Wesleyan — basketball. And the Glee Club goes to Bloomington. Famous Glee Club we have. Consult the Alumni Bulletin for further particulars. We can ' t afford to duplicate material. Jan. 31 — The new semester begins. New classes begin. New checks have to be written for tuition and athletic fee and Aston Hall and labor- atory fees and books and paper and more books — checks without end, amen and amen. K. Kline discovered in the library reading " How I Knew when the Right Man Came. " " Is your date late, Janet? " Janet: " Yes. I expect he ' s shaving. I sincerely hope he is. " Goltra: " May I have a word with you? " Mariam : " Just one. " Goltra: " Date. " Mr. Henderson : " Our minds are concrete things, Mr. Rodgers. " Same stage, same actors: " Do you have a brain, Mr. Rodgers? " Rodgers: " I hope so. " Prof.: " It ' s an unobservable fact. 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We ' ve been looking over Millideks of past years and somebody usually " up and marries " ' bout this time. No such luck for us. This is a hard year .... but what ' s a calendar editor going to do about it? Feb. 4 — Recital by Marie Rappold, soprano. Rev. McDonald speaks in chapel. By the way .... have you read Mildred Wiley ' s story, " The Bludgeonings of Chance? " When Mr. Logan was setting it up, he got so interested in reading the story that he forgot to set type for a while. " Gripping — that ' s what it is, " said he. Feb. 5 — Our basketball team wins over Knox ... . . we ' re used to that sort of stuff. Feb. 6 — Versailles Sentinel arrives at Sig Alph House. Does that arouse your curiosity? Feb. 7 — Pi Beta Phi open house. ' Most everyone goes to get a little red heart, pierced by an arrow, for her memory book. S. A. E. and K. D. X. initiation. Feb. 8 — Rev. McDonald speaks in chapel. We hasten to " get behind the tags " that label our instructors as professors and find that they are human beings — as advertised. They, in turn, begin to reconsider us and find that back of our " student " label, we, too, are only human. Feb. 9 — Rev. Dando speaks in chapel. This is the week of prayer. Feb. 10 — Dr. F. F. Shannon of Chicago makes the closing address in the annual prayei- week. He speaks on Lincoln. Some of us miss him, but see the Kennedys at the High School. Feb. 11 — " Three Bears " given by the Millikin Kindergarten. Good- ness Gwashus! We almost forgot to announce: Harding and Coolidge were declared duly elected a day or two ago. You thought they were elected last November, didn ' t you. They were — so to speak, but our fore- fathers, the noble framers of the Constitution, didn ' t know it. They think the electors did it, as the congressional count showed, just two days ago. Tuckabackee initiation. 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Water Street at Prairie DECATUR ' S GREATEST CLOTHING STORE WE WISH TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL ORGANIZATIONS AT JAMES MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY FOR THEIR PATRON- AGE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON OF 1920-1921 Earl Voyles and His Orchestra DECATUR, ILLINOIS 200 Feb. 12 — Tri Delt formal and Z. T. A. initiation. Tekes entertained by Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Smith. Feb. 13 — The better the day — etc. Louise Vent ' s tea for Zetas. A L-o-v-e-l-y party. Feb. 14 — You know what this is. More special delivery letters! More flowers ! More boxes of chocolates ! More valentines ! I had one from a friend. It said " Open this and you shall see a love message from me. " I opened it and — well, you didn ' t think I ' d tell what it said, did you? Maybe it was same as yours, anyway. Prof, and Mrs. Risley entertain the Tri Belts. Feb. 15 — Miss Imogene Pierce speaks at Y. W. Feb. 16 — The long looked for, the much anticipated event comes. The Seniors appear for the first time in chapel in caps and gowns. As long as they march slowly and walk sedately, all is well. But have you ever seen one of them come on the fly down the corridor? Just isn ' t advisable to run when thus arrayed, that ' s all. Mr. Kilbride speaks — also to Y. M. — also to debaters. The affirmative like him; the negative — well, they can ' t say so much. Feb. 17 — Senior class fills vacancies. Johnny went over to Wesleyan. Harriet resigned, so Earle Roberts was elected president and Eber vice- pres. Tuckabackee tea and recital by Wilna Moftett and Mrs. Helmick. Feb. 18 — Alpha Chi Omega initiation. The real one. You already know about the other, don ' t you. Ruth Riggs at the jail. Marjory Scott calling for Dr. McDonald ' s dictionary, etc. Feb. 19 — Chittum-Cantrall recital. Pan Hellenic banquet at the Orlando. Second, third or fourth appearances for some of the girls, a first-chance for the Freshmen, Helen Richardson, Ida Baker and Georgiana Schaub (five cents please; her name is spelled correctly in this place). Knox defeats Millikin basket ball team. Do you believe that? Or did I make a mistake in my notes. Feb. 20 — T. K. E. initiation. Nothin ' more to say. Feb. 22 — ' Nother famous day. We observe it with a special chapel program. Mr. Engleman speaks and Mr. Olds sings. One bad boy re- marks that he wishes Washington had been born earlier in the day. Student body marches forth to be wound up by a moving picture man. Every class but the junior celebrates in the approved fashion with a class party. Mary Jane has already told you about that, tho. Also the Aston Hall tea. Feb. 23 — Jenna Birks sets forth for New York and Yonkers to the mid-winter meeting of the Student Volunteer Council. Feb. 24 — Senior recital by Bernice Brennen. All-star girls ' basket ball teams chosen. Feb. 25 — Sigma Alpha Iota formal dance — and the Bingos play the Bangos for the championship. If you want to know the score, consult the athletic section. We believe in division of labor in our Millidek work. We will say that the program was clever, tho. The Dutch dance, the drills and the Gokl-Dust Twins ! We ' re strong for the twins. 210 LINCOLN ' S LEOACY Lincoln ' s richest legacy to his countrymen was his life. Today his splendid story is as full of inspira- tion as it was in the days gone by. In thinking of this man, this solitary figure in the history of our nation, one cannot help but be struck by the note of deep humanity which gave beauty and strength to his thoughts, words and deeds. In a period of collapse and destruction, he was a builder, and long before he was called to the posi- tion of leadership, Lincoln, the boy and the young man, through the rigid practice of industry, thrift and self denial, was fitting himself for the part. Lincoln was sparing of words as well as of money. He appreciated the dignity and independence to be gained from an income honestly earned. He prac- ticed economy himself and counseled the country to save — not for the sake of money, but for the things that money can do. ' The National Bank of Decatur Decatur ' s Oldest National Bank ' 211 Feb. 26 — Kappa Delta Chi formal dance — a Spanish cabaret ' n all. Alpha Chis scatter invitations to the bakery sale to all who will but heed. Feb. 27 — The Glee Club goes to Springfield. First appearance of the new pianist, John Tinnon Taylor. Feb. 28 — We wonder whether the Pi Beta Phi initiates received the pioper admonitions or portions of the Brown Debate. We heard it rum- ored that the two might be mixed. KILBRIDE AND DAD. Dear Father: " Roses are red, violets are blue. Send me 50, I love you. " Dear Son : " Some roses are red, others are pink Enclosed find 50, I don ' t think. " GEOMETRICALLY SPEAKING. Prof. Henderson: " Now if you ' ll take a poem and divide it into two halves. " PAGE SHERLOCK HOLMES. Mr. Kelso: " He kills this fellow until this fellow finds it out. " WE THINK NOT. Percy Knudson: " Will a snake act just the same as a frog, when you put acid on its leg? " PROF., HOW COULD YOU? Mr. Casey: " Take the average individual of 15 or 16 — yourselves, for instance. " AS PER. Miss Conant: " What did I say? " Miss Smith: " Nothing. " DOODNESS DRACIOUS. Miss Lutz : " Avoid these trite expressions. How do you get that way using that stuff " ? " YES SIR. Prof. Henderson: " Some of us become fossils in another way. " HORSE SENSE. Miss Conkey (on Senior wagon in Homecoming parade) : " The horses can ' t make the grade. " Dunny: " They ' ve got nothing on some of the Seniors. " REFER TO THE A. X. O. ' s. Spence is awfully nice to have around a sorority house. Always glad to take the softest chairs or to step aside while the girls roll up the rug. 212 v (juc y o r divt:i y O • Q. . Y J ti C Morning Glory Bread 226 N. Main St. I08 EAST PRAIRIE AVE. Phone Main 971 DE C ATUR, ILL. Sporting Goods OUR LINES Reach Baseball equipment Loninville Slugger bats Ueach tennis goods MacGregor golf clubs Golden athletic shoes Old Towne Canoes Stanley steel vacuum bottles Gold Medal camp furniture Evenrude boat motors Remington guns Fishing tackle Camp equipment Tourist supplies Moorehouse Wells Co. HARDWARE STUDENTS Hats Cleaned and Blocked Shines Billiards Fine Line of Cigars and Cigarettes LINCOLN SQUARE BILLIARD PARLOR 121 JN. Main Street 3 doors south of Lincoln Square Theatre 213 March 1 — Luck again. See those debaters. Very appropriate. Brown Debate this evening. Dale Yoder wins. That isn ' t he oratinf? just above, tho. He is the " My friends " advocate. Mr. George Stuart of Albany, N. Y., speaks in chapel. Kappa Delts entertain their B. B. team. Mai ' ch 2 — Tekes do likewise. Rev. Meyer speaks at Y. W. Lois E. and Orval D. chosen as editor and business manager for next year ' s Deca- turian. Our " Mac " — Horace W. McDavid, speaks in chapel and Helen Gene Cantrall sings. March 3, 4, 5— L L A. C. B. B. Tournament. My! that ' s a bunch of initials. Hope you don ' t forget what they mean. Oh, no. I don ' t care so much. You can ' t forget that we won ! Prexy presents shields to win- ners as we wait breathless (figuratively speaking, my dears) to hear who of ours are all star men. The announcement comes from the coach. " Forward, Hiser .... but what caused the delay was that the guards were so nearly matched that three were chosen .... Lipe, Bailey, captain of the all-state .... " That ' s all we heard. But we had heard enough. . March 5 — Millikin relay team at IT. of L relay carnival. March 8 — Prexy walks out of chapel before the " amens. " After Jambalaya, too ! March 9 — Rev. Henry makes the chapel address and Mr. M. L. Swarthout gives us a violin solo. Many, many thanks, Seniors. Z. T. A. basketball team again wins shield at intramural tournament. ' Tisn ' t fair, two in succession. March 10 — More recitals and the Sophomore tea plus the H. S. Dis- trict Tournament in our gym. Oh, there ' s plenty of excitement round here. Speakin ' of a hard year. Kodak editor says Pve nothin ' on her. Miss Allin refuses to be took and so does Mr. Casey. We try time exposures in the library, but Eugenia suddenly has to hop up and get something. Prof. Lahr says the sun ' s too bright, or it ' s too windy, or he ' s busy, and my! how they all do hate to have their pictures taken at all. We wonder some times .... is all this hesitation just for effect ! Next year, I vow, I shall, if asked, accept an invitation to have my picture taken with joyous celerity, or alacrity (either word is good). March 11 — Miss Cheek, general secretary of the Y. W. C. A., leaves us almost saying in concert " Aim high and you get some where ; Aim low and you stay right there. " S. A. E. formal dance and Tuckabackee informal. March 12 — Tekes enjoy their dance while the chaperones eat candy. Deltas Three entertain their patronesses at luncheon. 214 Farmers State Bank and Trust Company Established and maintained on the principle that service and the spirit of friendship are the true parents of success. We continue to make use of every improvement in the science of banking or in the use of equipment that will add to the service that we give our cus- tomers. Open an Account Today Effort without purpose gains no end. It has been the consistent purijose of this store to lift business above the level of a mere matter of dollars and cents. We have tried, and we believe we have succeeded to a great extent, in raising the standards of living by bringing within easy reach of the public not only the necessities, but also the luxuries, of everyday life. We feel it our duty as a part of this community to do this. Our ijurpose is to go on and on doing more and more. We also feel that Millikin students have appre- ciated our efforts and we now wish to express our appreciation of your business the past year. OUR GROWTH 1913 1920 $ 131,334.40 $2,040,094.53 215 March 13. — Talk of hard trials and great tribulations ! Here ' s another sob story. These Seniors are the most dilatory beings when it comes to turning in their " eulogies " for the front of this annual. And when they do come! Well, take this one for example. " What are you going to do in the face of it? " JOKER COGDAL Bachelor for Economy Model for Robert Lahr 1916 Bus Boy, Loafer ' s Cafeteria 1916 Waiter, Thompson ' s Lunch 1916-17 Solicitor, Pressing Club _1916-17 Ticket Taker Empress 1917 Bouncei, same place 1917 Hobo, summer 1917 Pearl Diver, Aston Hall 1917 Janitor 1917 Gob 1918 Salesman, Neustadt ' s 1918 Petty Officer 1917-18 Supervisor Student Labor 1920-21 Handy Man, A. E. Staley ' s 1920 Head Watchman, J. M. U. 1920-21 D. F. remainder of time. March 14 — The brothers of the Compass and Square organize on the campus. That means the Masonic Club, brethren. March 15 — Advanced Chem. classes visit Staley ' s plant. No report of anyone being stuck in the hole on that moving belt effect, by which one is supposed to go from one floor to another. March 16 — Rev. Meyer tells us we are all like Fords — all we need is a spark to start us off. March 17 — You know that ' s true about Mrs. Walker patting the ex- press man on the shoulder, and saying " Oh, yes, you will, you sweet old thing " .... Would you have thought it? Coeds appear " wearing the green. " No, they aren ' t the loyal Fresh. They ' ve just come from the Teke tea. Almost forgot to tell you it ' s St. Patrick ' s Day. 21G The Davis Drug Store Purposes to be a cheery, clean, social center — a guardian of your health — an inexhaustible provider of almost any- thing you need, from postage stamps to things which may beautify your complexion or otherwise save a life. COURTESY WITH EVERY TRANSACTION We clean and reblock all kinds of ladies ' and gents ' hats. All work guaranteed. Main 4453 Next Empress Thcatie Young Men ' s Thin Model IVatch 12S. Extra thin model 17, 19 and 21 J. in the new green gold cases — the most attractive in appearance and one of the most accurate 12S. watches made. Price $30.00, $35.00 and $40.00. FRANK CURTIS CO. 217 March 18 — Millikin Debaters lose to Eureka College. Why dwell on such things? Says Prexy, " We hunger and thirst after a soap bubble, and think we have a billiard ball. " March 19 — Scene Zeta Formal Dance. Helen Hoots observes that Theodora Connard is wearing a Teke pin. H. H.: " Of all things! This is certainly a surprise. " T. C. : " It wasn ' t to me ! " March 22 — Dr. T. W. Galloway speaks in chapel. His was one of the most thought-provoking talks we have had this year. March 23 — Y. W. elects officers; Mariam Houghton, president, and Camille Barnett, vice president. Before Bishop Quayle ' s arrival we might have answered to the query, " And what is your favorite flower? " " Why, lily of the valley. " Now we have none. We love them all. We change our conjunction from or to and. Gamma Epsilon Tau, the new science fraternity, officially recognized. March 24-29 — Back to nature for five whole days. During which Theta Gamma, a new Greek letter sister, appears, and " Dean Biggs " re- ports that Aston Hall feasts on strawberries and whipped cream, etc. March 30— Pictures are again taken of the student body. We surely are much in demand with these photographers. What between Van De- venter, the Kodak editor, the movie man and Mr. Williams, we cry for peace, peace, and there ain ' t none. Aston Hall has its spring opening. Quite a picturesque affair. Just imagine or recall some eighty spring beauties out at the same time. March 31 — Football players rewarded for championship playing — real silver footballs. Coach thinks they ' re clever. So do we. The terrible Swedes from the far north might also enjoy looking at them. All the Juniors like tea and a few others seem to. HOLY HOLY HOLY. Mary Lou: " Oh girls, I found a pair of hose with only one hole in it. " DOWN TO EARTH, CASEY. Mr. Casey: " You cultivated souls don ' t need outside stimulus to take your attention away from the picture before you. " OH MY, HOW JEALOUS. U you want to be " Marryin " Houghton, Goltra might get sore. SHE CARRIES A STOP WATCH. SAEvsTKE 3:30 1st. Half. KDX vs. Tucks 3:40 1st. Half. The games will be played in 8 minute quarters. (Miss Person ' s notice on Bulletin Board). AGAIN. Dot Davis to Prof. Henderson: " Are you still crazy? " 218 The Decaiur DruQ Co. Illinois Gceatesl Drug S ioce Every Thing in Drugs and Medicines Finest Toilet Goods Department in Decatur Expert Prescription Work Cut Prices in all Departments 343-355 North Water St. Compliments of THE UNION IRON WORKS Decatur, Illinois We are for MILLIKIN Insist on getting Diamond Crown Canned Goods and Golden Drip Coffee then you nill be satisfied Decatur Grocer Co. Wholesale Grocer Decatur, 111. 221 April 1 — Was goin ' to fool you good and not have no April fool ' s day, but the Pi Mu Theta ' s had a luncheon and asked some of the Junior pros- pects. Then I knew you would all shout out about the Student Council dance an ' say that Calendar keeper ' s asleep if I forgot the first, last and only Student Council and All Student dance. So — quite a little write up, don ' t you think? April 2 — About this time I heard the Theta.r Gamma. r ' s Were going to have A perfickly scrumptious dinner! You bet the Zeta Tau Alphas are a watchin ' their chance. They have a bakery sale and invite all their aunts. (Rhymes, see?) For the Alpha Chi Omegas Once had a bakery sale. They sold most all their food, And took in lots of kale. April 2 — Still same day. The Pi Phis dance their formal dance. April 6 — Mr. J. J. Jeffries, the overall man, comes to the platform in chapel. We ' re all glad he ' s such a good kicker. The Tekes got interested, you know, invited him to dine with them next day and tried to beat him at his own game. Oh, yes. Lois E. sang Schubert ' s " Ave Maria. " April 7— The English Club tea Oh, My ! Oh, Me ! ■ Made a pretty poster As pretty as could be ; But they tied that poster Don ' t you see, see, see, With a rope that would hang Even me, even me. April 8 — Bob Barracks, John Birks and David Jones of the Y. M. Cab- inet go to Champaign for the Y. M. officers training conference. The Zetas are proud of their basketball team. Gave ' em their break- fast this morning. April 9 — It snows, but Ping and his baseball and the rest of the team win from Blackburn the season ' s first game on the diamond. Tekes have their annual dance, a spiffy, dinner-dance affair. April 10 — " Today is Sunday — today is Sunday, Sunday . . . . " BRETHREN, LET US PRAY. Frosh: " What does Prexy do around here? " Senior: " He gets up in chapel every morning, looks over the faculty, and prays for the college. " KAUFMANS Young Men ' s Spring Suits At The New Lower Prices — Highly specialized values in single and double breasted models from America ' s foremost makers. $30, $35, $40 and $45 HSGebhartCo Gebhart ' s Shoes for Women — The smartest styles developed by Queen Quality and other leading manufacturers of fine shoes are here at sav- ings of $2.50 to $4 a pair $3.95, $4.95, $6.85 The Leading Place in the City We manufacture a large line of super-fine home-made candies, using the very best of materials, according to the strictest sanitary methods. Fancy box goods a specialty. Our delicious home-made ice cream and ices are of unexcelled quality. We have installed a complete sanitary Luncheonette in connection with our v soda fountain, assuring you a delicious light luncheon at all hours. A trial will convince you. THE PRINCESS CONPECTIONERY where purity and quality reign supreme DECATUR, ILLINOIS 18th amendment. F. Dunn in Art. 19: " This pen is just like the recitation today — DRY. " THIS SHOULD BE LOOKED INTO. Helen Parkinson: " What can I do for sore lips? " Helen Regan : " I put on some kind of chap stuff. " ENTIRELY OUT OF PLACE. Miss Lockett : " After his death, a post mortem was held. " HIS WOOLENS TICKLED HIM TO DEATH. Dr. Holden (in chapel) : " In the land of the Midnight Sun, I had on practically my whole wardrobe. " OH FILBERT. Letha S. : " Can you pick out nuts? " Bohls : " Yes, I picked out one tonight. " SOME ADVANTAGE IN INSANITY. Prof. Mills: " Oh, to be frank with you, the dances you folks have, don ' t compare to the dances they have in insane asylums. " WE THOUGHT SO TOO. Pigott: " I wonder if it was before or after? " Miss McCaslin: " I think so. " HARRIS MAYES COMPUTES NO. OF WORKING DAYS IN YEAR. To find the actual number of working days in a year : Days in year 365 Summer vacation - 90 275 y-2 every day is night, divide by 2 137 V2 Saturdays and Sundays 78 591 2 Time out (football) 74 half days 37 221 2 Xmas vacation — - 14 8I 2 Thanksgiving 2 Spring vacation 5 Washington ' s Birthd. 1 — 8 1 2 — actual number of working days in year. Hazel: " Would you call a packing house an old factory, John? " John : " It produces an olefactory sensation. " 224 " T ie Name is your Guarantee For vour Breakfast WARD BRAND OATS WARD BRAND COFFEE Not the Just as Good kind Puts the finishing touch on any meal At all Grocers C. E. Ward Sons DFXATUR, ILL. ' The Taste is the Test ' OAK CREST WARDER HIGHLAWNS CHERRY BLOSSOM The greatest care is used in the preparation of these brands. No higher qual- ity can be found anywhere. There are none better. McClelland grocer co. Wholesale Grocers DECATUR, ILL. DR. ELMER C. MARTIN. OSTEOPATH Suite 614 Standard Life Building In Time of Peace Prepare for War ee n. mm[ mi m Northwe ern Mutual Life Insurance 517 Millikin Bldg., Decatur, 111. Phone, Main 736 CHOP SUEY ORIENTAL INN 407 N. Water St AMERICAN DISHES Next to Empress HOULIHANS Made to measure Suits and Top Coats Fit and Workmanship guaranteed Houlihan ' , The Tailor 118 North Water Street April 11 — Today is Monday .... The Millidek Board begins to recite in concert ' T wish ' t I was a little rock A settin ' on a hill. A doin ' nothin ' all the day, But just a sittin ' still. I wouldn ' t eat — I wouldn ' t sleep — I wouldn ' t even wash. ■ I ' d just set there a thousand years And rest myself, b ' gosh ! " Numerous explosions in region of Aston Hall. April 12 — Rev. Golden speaks in chapel. " Many are chased, but few are caught. " Proverb of the " branch of hyenas " who inhabit the second floor of the Dorm. April 13 — Baseball team to Normal. ' April 14 — Big event. Hearken all. Helen Parkinson elected editor, and Irwin Hurtt business manager of the 1922 Millidek. Our congratula- tions to the class of ' 22 and the elected ones. Y. W. tea with specially in- vited guests. April 15 — Chorus will now respond, not " Wee, wee " and " Oi, Oi " per Mr. Sampson ' s directions, but " Glee Club Home Concert. " Up to date our acceptance of the Glee Club ' s prowess has been on faith. But even we began to think that faith without works is dead, so we heard the Glee Club work, and we no longer wonder that up-state and down-state, ynd local and foreign papers herald the coming of our Glee Club. We think we ' ll ask for a return engagement. High Honor and Honor students for 1919-20 reported. April 16 — Alpha Chi formal and Delta Sigma Phi (as was the Tucks) installation. Also Evelyn Wait ' s " Movie " party announcing the approach- ing marriage of oh, you know who — Jewell and Billy. April 18 — We are apprised of the coming addresses by J. Stitt Wilson. April 19 — J. Stitt Wilson arrives. He proves to be a most interesting- speaker. A man with a definite philosophy of life, a " prophet for youth, " a vision which he transfers to his hearers. This in his five addresses today, Wednesday, Thursday morning and evening, and Friday. April 20 — Permit us to quite the " Dec " : " The Seniors enjoyed their usual bi-weekly lunch today. How anyone or group of ones can assemble and concoct so delicious a repast as this for the mere sum of two-bits is be- yond us .... Desperation, of course, knows not the meaning of human limitations, but beneath all triviality we must admit that some sev- eral of the fair ones of the aforesaid class are capably clever at the culin- ary a]-t. " April 21 — Our holiday for work on the athletic field preparatory for the big interscholastic meet May 14. All the men work with hoes, rakes or shovels. Our dean arrayed as the rest of the workers. The girls pre- paring and serving lunch from 12 to 1. Yes, just an hour off at noon. Regular union hours we keep. Whistle again at 5 p. m. Api il 22 — Theta Gammas have their first dance — a charming one, in Miss Grubel ' s studio. S. A. I.s dance tonight, too. 220 THE BEST OF THE NEW The l)csl of the new :ii suits, wraps, frocks, millin- ery, blouses and lingerie, as well as in the accessories so necessary to a correct cos- tume, may always be seen here. Skillful selection and care- ful attention to every detail of quality and style give as- surance of long service and sustained vogue. Notably low prices. William Gushard Company REMEMBER It is the faucets that are important in your plumbing work. You use them many times a day. They get more use than all the re t of the plumbing system combined. They should be the best : MUELLER Plmnbing brass goods have the distinction of being the highest grade plumbing goods made. They are used throughout the Lnited States on the best class of buildings because of that distinction. Remember this when you come to buy plumbing good . H. MUELLER MFG. CO. New York Decatur, 111. San Francisco 227 Extend appreciation to all Millikinites for their co-operation during the past season. We regret that we were unable to play for more Millikin functions. The Hoti hA Heart " The Smart Shop ' ' for Y( UNG MEN ' S CLOTHES and MEN ' S READY TO WEAR HART ' S Prairie at Main The Bottling Company Manufacturers of real Coca Cola in bottles. Also all popular flavors of soda water. Deliveries made in case lots (24 bottles) anywhere in De- catur, both residence and dealers. Telephone, Main 3262 REUR COFFEY, Prop. ' Printing Co, QUALITY PRINTERS OFFICE OUTFITTERS 249 N.MAIN StREET - OECATUR,ILL. 229 April 23 — And the Sophomores tonight. The first class dance under the new ruling of the faculty. April 24 and 25 — John Elder, traveling secretary for the Student Vol- unteer Movement, stops with us, holds private conferences, talks to Sen- iors, and with Earle Roberts lunches with the inmates of Aston Hall. Apiil 25 — Pi ] Iu Theta pledging at Pi Phi house, following Lichty ' s initiation. A week of concentrated pledge duty is promised the fifteen. Api il 26 — Confessions in various quarters, namely, viz, to-wit: 1. In physiology, Mr. Christie calls repeatedly on Miss Simpson. W. C. refuses to answer, being a man. Mr. Christie becomes plainly fussed, and adds: " Oh, yes. Beg your pardon. M -. Simpson, of course. You see, T used to have a girl named Simpson, and . . . . " 2. At Aston Hall : " Yes, " says Anna. " Once it took Irwin and me from H o ' clock till 10 :15 to walk from the Bijou out to the Hall. " 3. In history class : Mi . Casey confesses great ignorance and hu- mility. He does not — did not perhaps we should say, know how mariy of the thirteen stripes in oui flags are white and how many red. Do you? April 27 — Helen Machan makes great discovery. We, too, are over- come. " Edwina Hall ' s ear puff ' s are wt her own! " Dear, dear. April 28 — Mr. Hart announces in Public Speaking that his wife will be home Saturday, leaving only seven without ' em. April 29— Prexy is presented with a huge basket of roses; his birth- day is tomorrow. Ve all wish him many happy returns. Freshman-Sophomore Forensic Contest. We must confess that Mitchell was the surprise of the evening. Sophs won. Dear me, yes. April 30 — Delta Delta Delta guest dance, a most enjoyable affair. Millikin Baseball vs. Knox. Defeat too overwhelming to be recorded. Pi Phi Founder ' s Day luncheon with Illinois Zeta Chapter as guests of the local actives and alumnae. THE SWEETEST WORDS. From his girl: " I don ' t care to go to Sam ' s. " the Prof.: " You passed. " " a friend: " Here ' s the money I owe you. " Father: " Enclosed find $50. " " " Mother: " Your card shows you have studied hard. " THE SADDEST WORDS. From Prexy: " Sing No. 195. " Dr. Wald: " There will be no school tomorrow. " the Bank: " Your account is overdrawn. " Central : " The line is busy. " the Dean: " Report at my office at 2:30 today. " Brenner: " The " Dec. " will be out a week late this issue. " " Miss Allen : " Let ' s have less talking, please. " " Dean Walker: " I wouldn ' t sit on the stairs. " 230 PARLOR MARKET F. N. Goodman Co. Quality Meats and Poultry West Side Square J. M. CORZINE D. W. BEGGS J. H. HOWARD President . V. P. and Gen ' l Mgv. Sec ' y-Trea . THE DECATUR COAL CO. Miners and Shippers Decatur Machine-Mined Domestic Lump COAL Phones, Main 89 and 109 GENERAL OFFICE: 110 North Broadway MINJ ' S: Niantic Carbon Coal Company, Niantic, Illinois; Decatur Coal Company, Decatur, Illinois. Stewart Dry Goods Co. 227-235 N. Water St. Decaliirs Busy Store Always the Lowest Prices Suits, Coats, Millinery, Dry Goods, Rugs and Draperies 231 Oil , ' iViay 1 — Ha, lor the " Meriie month of Mae " with its campus strolls, its love games and other tennis matches. May 2 — Pan-Hellenic hears report of Interstate Pan-Hel. convention held in Indiana. Brownie is quite a reporter. We ' re glad she went. Pi Mu Theta initiates its sixteen pledges. They appear with gorgeous American Beauties. Wish ' t I wuz a ' nitiate every day. May 3 — Mm. Tuesday. Let ' s see. Oh, I remember. I cut chapel. Had to go down to the Herald on Millidek dope. Believe me, next time 1 work on an annual, I ' m going to follow the instructions offered here-in. May 4 — Senior Cut Day. These Seniors! Will they never grow up? Missed what the Herald called " an exceedingly clever " chapel talk by L. E. E. Subject, " Having Time for People. " Almost opening sentence, " I haven ' t gone to a movie with any one for over a month. " Here ' s your chance, Percy. May 5 — Helen Machan approaches Dr. Wald and asks if she may make up her absence of Senior Cut Day. " You said it was a cut, didn ' t you? " asked Dr. Wald. Nuff sed. Evelyn Wait receives two bath tubs of flowers at her Senior recital. May 6 — Ask Jewell how she likes alarm clocks on the poles in her window. Specially when they go off about 4:15 A. M. Millikin Track vs. Illinois College. Pi Mu Theta ' s first annual dance at the Orlando. You should have seen the Dean and Dr. Conant playing cards ! Oh, yes, they did. It is now DEAN WALD. We are glad. Twila Miller, Dandelion Queen. May 7 — Junior-Senior Prom. Gee ! I ' m almost too sleepy to say any- thing brilliant about it. Thelma goes to San Jose. Billy Hayes comes to Decatur. Freshman-Soph reception for high school seniors last night, too. SHINING LIGHTS Motto Roses are red, violets are blue. Our hair is red, don ' t you wish yours was too? Colons — Brick Red Flower — Carrot Poem " Breathes there a man with head so red. Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, I think it ' s grand And I wouldn ' t part with a single strand. " Members Erskine, Ward, Elsie, Sammy, Sanders, Maclntyre, Reaich, Whitsitt, Beckwith, Hurtt. 232 OUR SERVICE COURTESY AND A SPIRIT OF HELPFULNESS MONEY TO LOAN Interest paid on time and savings deposits. Collection of your checks, drafts, coupons, bonds, etc. Safety Deposit Boxes for rent. Foreign exchange sold payable in all parts of the world. Travelers ' checks cashable at home and abroad. Capable advice of experienced officers, assist you in in- vesting your surplus funds safely. In any matter involving money, we can give you service. Decatur State Bank Capital and Surplus, $62,500.00 J L. Burtschi, Pres. W. E. Tauber, Ass ' t Cashier C. L. Nolte, Cashier C. H. Moomey, Vice Pres. Ellis W. Armstrong DRUGGIST The Rexall Store Decatur, Illinois JONTEEL, an Odor Creation, and LIGGETT CHOCOLATES " Smart Women ' s Wear " " The Suit Shop of Decatur " Everything Ready-to-Wear for Women and Children 121-125 N. " Water St. Decatur, 111. Zeller ' s Confectionary and Cafeteria Just Around the Corner on Oakland Street A. T. Graylike G. A. Zeller Phone, Main 39 233 May 9 — Millikin baseball vs. St. Viator. We compile a partial list of explanations of WHY MILLIDEK EDITORS EAT BICHLORIDE OF MERCURY. THING I " Hello, how is the Millidek coming? " THING II " Are you going to have a good joke section? " THING III Underclassman: " Have our pictures come back yet? " THING IV " There must be an awful lot of work to do on the Annual, isn ' t there? " THING V " Don ' t you dare put in that picture of our mid-night frolic! " THING VI " I don ' t mind the joke, but leave my name out of it. " THING VII " Will the Millidek be out on time? " May 10 — Helen Gene Cantrall ' s voice recital. She charms, as ever. May 11 — Millikin vs. Wesleyan. Yes, baseball. Senior chapel. Mr. Hart speaks. He tells us confidentially that his appearance makes two good Senior chapels in succession. May 12 — Nurses of Macon county hospital hold commencement exer- cises in Kaeuper Hall. May 13— Founder ' s Day. Campus Day! Let us play and be quite gay! Go to chapel — good for the soul. Then to the campus — good for a stroll. Then ' bout noon, an attractive lunch — Served by the Y— that ' s my " hunch. " " Some Founder ' s Day! " In concert we say: " We like to celebrate this-a-way. " Millikin baseball nine plays Knox. Likewise Millikin track. May 14 — Several hundred participants and rooters come for the Inter- scholastic meet. We would have written it up in the athletic section, but time forbade. Hence read it here : FIRST ANNUAL MILLIKIN INTERSCHOLASTIC. Leading high schools from all parts of the state entered the first an- nual interscholastic the university has held. Its success was unparalleled. Millikin added to the usual competition in track and field events, competi- tive contests in oratory, serious and humorous readings, piano, voice and violin. According to Coach Wann and others of the athletic management, the success of the meet was largely due to the efforts of the student com- mittee in charge. Its membership included : MANAGER E. R. Kilbride Junior Assistants 0. DIEHL Sophomore Assistants S. Smith H. Hunt R. A. Barracks H. Pfeffer B. 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May 16 — B ' lieve we neglected to mention the scholarship chapel we had. An outside speaker and then silver keys to Mildred Wiley, Helen Machan and Hubeit Robertson. If all goes well these three will turn in the silver and receive the gold keys at commencement time. May 17 — Mrs. Rose Borch ' s Song Pageant. A most colorful piece of work. In addition to the singing by twelve girls, each representing a dif- ferent month of the year, attractive stage setting, unusual lighting effects, and dancing under the direction of Miss Mollie Grubel, contributed to the perfection of the evening. May 18 — When nothin ' else unusual happens we allers have a baseball game to fall back on. Today it ' s Millikin vs. Wesleyan again. May 19 — We begin to realize that there is not much time left for us to get in back papers in history, education, English, government, etc. May 20 — If you ' d ever trie dto write up stuff when you had nothing, absolutely nothing to say, you ' d appreciate my feelings right now. May 21 — Pi Beta Phi spring guest dance. Ditto S. A. I. dance. May 22 — Tri Delt reunion. May 23- — As we said four or five days ago — ' nother baseball game. Millikin vs. Eureka, and Tri Delt mother ' s party. May 25 — If it weren ' t for our baseball team, we ' d surely be all out of luck when it comes to gettin ' " scoops " on the happenings of the day. We travel to Illinois College. The first of the Spring Music Festival — New York Philharmonic Orchestra. May 26 — The Messiah given by the Oratorio Choir with the St. Louis Orchestra. May 27 — Different orchestra — played for Kappa Delt dance. State meet here. May 30 — You see I skipped a few days. Thot I couldn ' t write any- thing, didn ' t you? Well, I could, but most of the time was dedicated to preparing for finals that begin tomorrow. Teke breakfast this morning. Yes, this morning. May 31 — Just as I said; examinations begin. When as a Freshman to college I went I was much too oft on pleasure bent. But oh, I heartily did repent When home at last my grades were sent. 236 Millikin Conservatory of Music DECATUR, ILLINOIS " A School of Recognized Standing " M. L. SWARTHOUT, Director D. M. SWARTHOUT, Associate Director iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii The Advantages — EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL, and PRACTICAL EDUCA TIO AL Association with College faculty and students is of great value. Study in a College along with music, promotes well rounded education. The courses of study in Millikin Conservatory are recognized by America ' s educators as being on the highest plane. CULTURAL Life today requires more and more, an appreciation of art, and a general understanding of music. The environment at Millikin Conservatory is artistic and refined. The activities are beneficial because of the high standards maintained. PRACTICAL College credit toward graduation is allowed for work in the regular Certifi- cate and Diploma courses of the Conservatory. Rates of tuition are lower than those at other schools of similar rank. Good positions are available for teachers who have completed the practical courses in the Conservatory; the demand for teachers of Public School Music and Kindergarten Methods makes these departments particularly attractive. Practise teaching is offered in Normal courses, thus affording complete and definite training. A SUMMER TERM of six weeks begins JUNE 6th. A strong faculty is avail- able. This is a splendid opportunity for private study in Piano, Voice, Violin, ' Cello, Pipe-organ, etc. Registrations should be made now. Scholarships in Piano, Voice, Violin and ' Cello, are offered during the school year. For catalog, address Telephone, Main 4277 JESSIE WEILER, Secrelary. 237 June J — A Sophomore, I lived in the Dorm — Gone were my wonderful plans to reform; For I scorned to work, as Sophomores will And rather low grades pursued me still. June 2 — At last a Junior I came to be. The marks I received were good to see. I ' stablished a sort of reputation As a Senior I pray for its continuation. But examinations are finished today And I shall end my roundelay. June o — Annual Conservatory Kindergarten demonstration. June 4 — Conservatory commencement concert. Dramatic Art Club play. June 5 — Baccalaureate sermon. A most impressive service. June 6 — Class Day. The Seniors do their " Fare-the-well for we must leave thee " to the various buildings, make public the class will and poem, etc. June 7 — Having done all of which they move their tassels from right to left side as they receive their diplomas. This is Commencement Day. Alumni luncheon this evening — and a campus sing. June 6 — Might as well include this. It ' s quite an event. Harris- Hayes 10 o ' clock wedding. WISE SAYINGS. It ' s a wise man that knows his own shirt when it comes from the Chink laundry. Rodgers : " A girl in town is worth six in the dorm. " Brenner: " He that falleth in love with himself shall have no rival. " Aston Hallites: " Things i ' orbidden have a secret charm. " Doc Anderson : " He who knows little soon repeats it. " Coach Wann forbids basketball men to smoke. All but 10 obey. Diehl (waking up from nap over his paper) : " Oh, is it this late? " Schroll : " Oh no! I just came home for my overcoat. " V. Reinhart: " You know it takes a late date to get acquainted with the fellows. " Risley: " What is space? " B. Engleman: " Well, I can ' t just describe it, but I have it in my head. " Galloway asking the blessing at the Tuck house: " 0 Lord, bless this food, and may it abide with us over night. 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Writer to us as soon as you are elected and we will tell you how to secure a copy of " Engravings for College and School Publi- cations ' ' free of charge. STAFFORD ENGRAVING COMPANY College and High School Annual Engraz ' ers SEVENTH FLOOR CENTURY BLUG INDIANAPOLIS ------- INDIANA Duncan: " Good heavens! the clock just struck one, and I promised your mother I ' d leave at twelve. " Louise (comfortably) : " Good. We ' ve eleven more hours yet. " 241 CHAPEL AGAIN. A prayer, a song . Another prayer, another song- So hie goes on And on, and on Doggone. Mr. Manning: " Son, can ' t you cut down your expenses? " Hubert: " Weh, I might get along without books. " Reminiscences of 1918. NEVERMORPS. Students Army Training Corps, You sure made us awful sorps. Chmisy, tiresome, hopeless borps. We were shot, but shed no gorps — Studied little, pokered morps, Raked the campus, scrubbed the tlorps, Played the peeler, watched the storps, Soaked up goulash, learned to snorps, Had experience galorps ' Nough to make an angel rorps. Now, imposter, all is orps. Fare you well — please shut the dorps — Student ' s Army Training Corps. Had you heard that Ebe Spence wouldn ' t go to the First All Student dance until late so he wouldn ' t have to trade any dances? If this is your style, read it: DEPARTMENT OF CAMPUSTRY AND CORRIDOROLOGY Prof. Fawcett, D. D. D. F Professor of Spoonology Prof. Rut Ward, D. F. A. H Dean of Campustry Prof. L. Hamilton, F. R. A Instructor in Radiator Work Prof. I. Smith, K. L. 0. G Prof, of Moonlight Ethics Courses. 1. General Fussing 2 hours weekly This course is designed for those who have had previous work of this kind, but not enough to qualify for Course II. Credit is not given unless full course is completed. Text: Mrs. Browning ' s " Love Sonnets. " 2. Course leading to engagement 6 hours weekly Includes moonlight excui ' sions, talks on porch steps, and explorations Text: Jean Libby, " Advice on Courtship and Marriage. " 3. Post Major Indefinite Time. This course is open only to those who expect to make this their life work. Course consists wholly of research work and osculatory vibrations and no test is used. Students enrolled by courses. Dr. Conant: " What have you read? " F. Erskine: " I have red hair. " H. Robertson (to himself). " In the world ' s bivouac of life I have thrown my bated line; Oh, I hope the girls will bite. I ' m not like the dumb, driven bachelor, I ' m a hero — I ' ll take a wife. " 242 243 )rs-Juniors ' s-Freshmen We welcome and value your account. The convenience of a checking or savings account is of importance to students. This bank has ample facilities and is com- plete in every way. Let us serve you in any of the following departments: The Citizens National Bank Commercial Trust Bond Safe Deposit Box Bank of Service 245 A WORD OF APPRECIATION. Some two hundred forty pages and not a line to call my own. Surely the time has come, and the space permits an editor to let you know whom to congratulate on the 1921 Millidek. Not the editor — that is certain (but she will gladly receive all adverse criticisms to keep them away from the rest). You really want to know? Then here is " Who and why. " June Davidson, Bernice Deetz and Margaret Mclntyre for pen and ink drawings ; Miss Robbins for some full page drawings and much kindly advice ; Ruth Tucker and Gladys Phillis for work in the Class and Organ- izations department; Helen McDonald for lettering; Jenna Birks, subscrip- tion campaign manager ; Thelma Scott for being a live photographer — these and many others I cannot name. Miss Lutz for advising. Mr. Hart and Mr. Casey for words of counsel. These are those who have made the Millidek possible. These and such a Millidek Board as ne ' er was assembled before. I feel sure, quite sure, that no editor in times past or times to come has been or will be so loyally supported by a staff. Those features which you like — Mary Jane ' s letters, art work, jokes, athletic news, oh, all these things — they are not the creatures of my brain, but of the various department editors ' . To them all credit. And not content with doing their own work well, many have offered to help out in mounting pictures, reading proof, etc. If you wish to congratulate, begin with Louise. Yes, Millidek Board, the Junior Class, and others have made possible this book. Millikin spirit marking them each and all. And this willingness, this zest, this cooperation will make pos- sible other year books better than this ; for we have finished. The end is here; you have read the last story; chuckled over the last joke; turned a last time to the dedication; you have finished the calendar and read the advertisements. Yes, the end is here. May you smile as you are reminded of the joyous happenings of this last college year. May you smile as you think of friendships true; or other things that appeal to you — even you as I. And so — • FAREWELL ! 24fi


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