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Digitized by the Internet Archi ive in 2015 https: details millidek2019jame The Spirit ok Millikin T " 9 2 " " i Assembled and published Lvj THE CLASS OF 1924 of the JAMES MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY AT DECATUR, ILLINOIS 1923 Professor William B. Olds William B. Olds Because through years of untiring and un- selfish service he has helped to create what we know as the spirit of Millikin and has caught its essence in a song for us, because he has made the glee club into one thing we prize the most, because his loyalty, his boyish enthusiasm, his music, his friendliness have won a place for him in the hearts of so many Millikinites we dedicate our book to him : : : The Contents Administration Classes Conservatory Activities Organizations Atliletics Foreword A Millikin year means a happy year, a busy year it is true, filled with things worth while, and most of all it means a year of friendships formed to last after college days are but a memory. For us who have lived such years there have been so many opportunities for expression of high ideals and for developing a wider vision, because we are bound together with a sympathy and understand- ing impossible in larger institutions. It is the personal basis of the relationship between the stu- dents and faculty, among the students themselves, the inspirational friendships thai do not wail on privilege or prestige but ai - e possible to all, that makes the Millikin we love. If we have been able to bring to life some of this spirit in the following pages we will have fulfilled the purpose of the Millidek of 1924 Mirrored Memories Four seasons have come — and gone. Over the towers of Millikin, Leaving glowing pictures Mirrorred in our memory. Yearj from, now We shall think of our campus: Tall bare brown branching trees And statehj frosted toners Of some winter morning; Or of green foliage Rain washed and shining in the sun Against, the warm red bricks Of Millikin ' s beloved halls Which, memory shall first pass Across our glass Held up to catch each slanting ray Of light from this glad year? Will it be a day Of late luxuriant summer, With a glimpse of red-tiled roofs Over a multitude of trees — Bringing back to us That joyous, happy welcome Of the beginning of the year? Rather perhaps — wait until Autumn has changed the green leaves Of all the tall oak trees To dull gold, rich in a wealth of brown, Flecked with crimson And touched by the setting sun, Luminous with a new-found beauty, Blending their myriad hues With the solid color of those walls Which seem in that enchanted moment To be autumn tinted too. Then — there is a night hushed and dark-, With softly falling feathery flakes of snoiv. The lights at the entrance gate Glow faintly, making a yellow haze And white-like patches on the ground. The outline of the roof and tower Silhouette against the blackness of the sky, Each crevice, curve, and straight-top edge Laden, with a thousand clinging flakes Of " fairy foam. " Each flake a star If we could but see it so. But, at the last, is spring Flinging across the campus Her mantle of new green leaves unfurled. There is a picture Of morning sunlight streaming Through the trees, Casting shadoivs across the path Which leads past the chimney and the gym To the thicket beyond, Luring willing footsteps on And back again To the wild rose buds And Spiraea ' s white burst of bloom. This is but half; The other half, untold, Will linger in our thoughts no less, And Millikin i s ours for ever Because we shall remember Such great beauty of our lives. And then, who knows . . . ? — E. H. P. And thus the doors that welcomed me in remain forever in my memory, a distant, hazy, Time-mellowed threshhold Across green campus slopes a path winds westward, and over it floats the fragrance of roses and the lilting notes of a song — symbols of the harmony and beauty which for- ever link the Halls of Music to those of its Sister Arts Within hoary frost-laden walls the fire of Truth and Learning burns Morning! Sun-flecked sward and cool shadows! Overhead a mosaic of leaves! From shady slopes the ivy-clung walls and high lowers rise to pierce the sunset sky Lake Decatur brings memories of silver shadows, the soft lap of leaves on gliding canoes, and glorious anticipations for coming years. " I want to go back to MiUikin upon the Sangamon! " Page Seventeen ADMINISTRATION Have you ever experienced the joy and adventure of mountain climbing? Have ycu ever knotted a slim, strong rope about your waist and ' with a group of other tourists, entrusted your life to a brawny, stern-faced guide that you might see the marvels of mountain glacier and snow-clad peak? You remember perhaps, how falteringly, how cautiously you crept upward along the Alpine heights behind your sure- footed conductor. How you admired his ease and poise as he fearlessly climbed the perilous precipice or leaped the deepest canyon! Perhaps you remained on lower levels and watched him venture more daring feats among the cliffs of crystal splendor. At any rate you will ever remember this strong, kind person with deepest gratitude for the mag- nificent wonders which he, at the risk of his own life, laid before your view. There were other guides too, who led people over different paths to view other scenes. Each peak had its peculiar character, each path its own unique experience. Doubtless those guides were not serving merely on personal responsibility but were members of a larger group, a larger organization of which you scarcely realized the existence. This was an organization created for the purpose of supplying, in addition to guides, other needs and conveniences of mountain climbing. It had placed inviting road houses and other kinds of shelter along the route which did not detract from the scenic beauty but only added to the enjoyment of the tourist. Every day we employ the services of far more valuable guides, yet how often we fail to appreciate their efforts and the importance of the perspective they show us. We place in their hands our mental lives, and trust their guidance along paths of learning much more fruitful than those of mountain heights. It is the Millikin faculty who thus devote their powers to the guidance of our mental and spiritual development. They, like the mountain guide, constantly give the best of themselves that they may share with us the advantages of their broader knowledge and richer experience. They have attained those greater heights and higher peaks of learning that we only dream of reaching, yet they are glad to assist us who struggle on the lower levels. Here, as in the mountain ranges, there are various trails to choose. Some lead towards literary goals, others to scientific or commercial ends, but all offer visions of opportunity and of enriching experience Here, too, a higher administrative organization furnishes buildings and housing facilities which correspond to the shelter huts on the mountains. Every material want is attended and our paths of college life are made ac- cessible to the highest attainments. It is to them, our college guides and the educational system they represent, that we give this small tribute. We know that we cannot truly express our appreciation for we do not fully realize it ourselves Our appreciation will linger and grow long after we leave Milhkm, anrt we shall never cease to reap the benefits of their scholarly influence and their friendly interest. Marjory Hampton. Page Eighteen THE BOARDS OF CONTROL The Board cf Trustees of the University W. H. Penhallegon, D.D., President . . Decatur C. E. Gullett, Vice President Lincoln H. E. Starkey, Secretary Lincoln J. C. Fischer, Treasurer Decatur Illinois Synod Hon. L. B. Stringer, 1923 Lincoln George B. Spitler, 1923 Mt. Zion A. H. Mills, 1923 Decatur J. C. Fisher, M.D., 1924 Decatur F. E. Bell, M.D., 1924 Mattoon W. H. Evans, 1924 Lincoln W. H. Penhallegon, D.D., L.L.D., 1925 . . Decatur C. E. Gullett, 1925 Lincoln C. S. Oglevee, Ph.D., 1925 Lincoln Indiana Synod W. F. Padgett, D.D., 1923 . . . Evansville, Indiana A. G. Bergen, D.D., 1924 Springfield Hon. J. E. Williamson, 1925 . . Evansville, Indiana Iowa Synod H. E. Starkey, 1923 Lincoln A. M. Kenney, 1924 Decatur R. L. Van Nice, D.D., 1925 . . . Waukon, Iowa The Board of Managers of the Decatur College and Industrial School A. H. Mills, President, 1922 Decatur G. A. Stabler, Vice President, 1922 . . . Decatur C. W. Dyer, Secretary Decatur O. B. Gorin, Treasurer Decatur H. M. Owen, 1924 Decatur J. S. McClelland, 1924 Decatur J. R. Holt, 1924 Decatur G. F. Moeller, 1922 Decatur A. R. Scott, 1923 Bethany W. M. Bering, 1923 Decatur W. R. McGaughey, 1923 Mt. Zion W. F. Hardy, 1925 Decatur Ex-Officio, Honorary, and Consulting Members The President of the University, the President and the Dean of Do- catur College, the President of the Board of Trustees of the University, the Trustees of the University residing in Macon County, and the Sec- retary and Treasurer of the Board of Managers, QUESTION There is a challenge in my inner scul, that bids me rise To Truth; nor dabble in the petty things of life, The base, the false, the lures in common guise, Nor let myself be bound about by prejudice of some former and now useless strife; I would not build my soul upon the glimpsings cf a vain nearsighted mind, Nor let it cower in the shades of idle pre-existcnt ties, Accepting thus the meagre measurings of what the multitude can find, Nor deem myself thus satisfied with what I can despise, Nor feel my courage falter at the thought of living deeply, And shrinking from a future in unpleasing guise, I chasten all ambition by holding life so cheaply, That in a universe thus full of beauty and inspiring might, I slowly sink to traffic in the lesser purposes of men, Of greed, or lust, or selfishness, or petty spite, Which blight and dwarfen into puniness a God ' s triumphant plan, Enslaving ideals known and loved, in response to some false sign, That leads aside seductively, as only falsehood can, From all emotions that are grand, or exquisite, or fine; But I would not seek the vision of a larger kingdom for my soul, And gain dominion in the lofty motives of a God created earth, Exalting reason to transcend its highest goal, And sieze the great, the good, the constancy of universal worth, That I may bind my sense of what is true and perfect as a guide, In flaming past the common circumstance of life and act, And make my deed with my aspiring vision coincide, While fancy and ideals thus magnify their service in achieving fact, And blend a whole existence into one supreme design. — . J. B. it EK DEAN MILLS When Dean Arthur Wald took a year ' s leave of absence for study in Spain, the position of acting dean of the college was entrusted to a man who has been connected with the History department ever since Mil li kin opened her doors in 1903 — Albert Taylor Mills. It is in the work of that depart- ment that he has lived and worked in the building of a real masterpiece. When the college was in need of a dean he served, as he would have ministered to any other need of the institution, with his whole heart and soul. Bean Mills has concerned himself this year with much more than the tech- nical duties which necessarily pertain to the deanship of a college. He has guided Millikin through a most successful year. His high ideals of purposof ulness have developed with the growth of Millikin through the years he has worked per- fecting his own department. He has realized the needs of the institution through insight born of contact, and this year has been the fruition of his efforts due to his past experience as a leader in education. In his own words, with his characteristic modesty, he has given a few of his aims. " To promote discussion touching student welfare and sug- gest legislation, to liberalize student opinion, freeing it from prejudice against persons or courses of study, to build up individual self esteem among the students, to support the educational zeal of the faculty, and to strive for college solidarity in the process of learning and character building. " And we who have witnessed the working out of these aims would say that he has accomplished all he intended and more; for it is as a kind counselor and a personal friend that we shall re- member him. He has contributed definitely to the traditions of the deanship of the University. He has shown himself to be more than a dean of men. His leadership may well be credited with a larger number of true educa- tional achievements in the way of constructive faculty legislation with a real view of the Millikin ideal than any other administration has seen. The deanship of 1922-23 has established some real traditions — tradi- tions worthy of consideration, appreciation and emu- lation. Twenty-two THE DEAN OF WOMEN If the Dean of Women gave her attention exclusively to the educa- tional problems of the day, one could easily specify what are her duties. If it were her work to give her time to scholastic records that would be an im- portant task. While she is deeply in- terested in these lines it is generally conceded that she should spend the greater part of her time in solving prob- lems such as the professor does not have to consider. While her position in a certain sense is administrative, this is but a small part of her task. The Dean ' s workshop is the whole college. She is interested in the curriculum, the social life of the student, the housing problem, the commissary department, sanitation, physical culture and the religious life of the student. There is not a phase of the college life that does not closely link itself with her work. There are many factors which enter into the education of a young woman. There are many problems to be solved and many details to be worked out which are not apparent to the casual observer, but which enter into the composite of a successful student. The Dean of Women must be worthy of the confidence of her stu- dents. Frequently the young woman needs words of commendation, en- couragement and occasionally helpful and constructive criticism, as well as restraint. The individual needs of the student must be studied. She must know her young women. Their physical, mental and spiritual welfare should be her care. She must have their interest in reference to their general conduct, manners and morals. The Dean of Women also has a most important duty to perform in seeking to inspire her students to the high ideals of Christian char- acter and scholarly attainments. The public judge a college by its personnel in fac- ulty and administrative officers. They expect the Dean of Women to be an example of dignity and poise not assumed but of the heart which unconsciously becomes contagious so that her students imitate and adopt her standards. All of these things and many more are the daily routine of the Dean of Women ' s life in a Christian college. To summarize her work, it is that of character building which after all is the most vital thing in the college curriculum, and it is distinctly a permanent part of the task of the Dean of Women. Lillian Walker. Helen Parkinson, Assistant to the Dean. Twentj CALVERT WELCH DYER Secretary and Auditor Kappa Sigma. A.B. Cumberland University, 1900. Lockyear ' s Business College, Evans- ville, Indiana, 1902. LUCILLE MARGARET BRAGG Recorder Instructor in Ancient Languages Kappa. A.B. James Millikin University, 1909; M.A. 1910. NORMA KATHLEEN ROGERS Secretary to the President Lambda Tau Delta. James Millikin Univer- sity 1912-14; Millikin Conservatory of Mu- sic, Certificate in Piano Playing, 1912; Cer- tificate in Pipe-Organ Playing, 1914; Diplo- ma in Piano Playing, 1914; Graduate of Brown ' s Business College, 1919. MARY ELLEN MUIR Assistant Secretary and Auditor Lambda Tau Delta. The James Millikin University, 1917-18. Twenty-four EUGENIA ALLIN Librarian and Professor of Library Science Phi Delta Psi. B.L.S. University of Illinois, 1903; Extension Commission, 1910-14. MARYBELLE PRICE Assistant Librarian Pi Beta Phi. A.B. The James Millikin Uni- versity, 1917. ALBERT TAYLOR MILLS Professor of History and Political Science Kansas State Normal School 1893, 1896. A. B. University of Michigan, 1899; M.A. 1908; University of Chicago, 1899, 1922. WILLIAM CORNELL CASEY Professor of Government and Political Science Tau Kappa Epsilon. Illinois State Normal University, 1909 11; A.B. James Millikin University, 1916; M.A. University of Illinois, 1922. EMMA BATES ROBBINS Professor of Fine and Applied Arts Alpha Chi Omega. B. of Design, Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tulane Uni- versity; Art Institute of Chicago, Summer School, 1916; Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, 1918. ALICE RUTH TOUGH Instructor of Fine and Applied Arts Diploma, Chicago Art Institute, 1922. WILLIAM BELLIS Professor of Mathematics Ph.B. State Normal College, Upsilanti, 1896. B.S. University of Chicago, 1905; Graduate Work University of Chicago, Wisconsin, Har- vard, and Cornell. JESSIE PIERCE Associate Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering B.S. University of Idaho, 1912; Graduate Work University Chicago, Summer 1913; Term 1916. WILLIAM WILBERFORCE SMITH Professor of Economics, Director of Com- merce and Finance Phi Beta Kappa. A.B. Lafayette College, 1880; M.A., 1883; LL.D., 1905. Headmaster Englewood (N.J.) School for Boys, 1885-95; Headmaster Berkley School (N.Y.), 1904-05; President Coe College, 1905-08. JAMES REES EWING Professor of Commerce Phi Gamma Delta. A.B. Ohio Wesleyan Uni- versity, 1890. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins Univer- sity, 1899. University of Chicago 1915-16. Research, Library of Congress, 1900-1909. CARL I. HEAD Professor of Mechanical Engineering Tau Kappa Epsilon. B.S. in Mechanical En- gineering, James Millikin University, 1911. ARTHUR M. HAHN Instructor in Manual Training The James Millikin Universitv, 1916-17, 1917-18; United States Army, Field Artil- lery, 1918-19. m Twenty-seven GRACE PATTON CONANT Professor of English Language and Litera- ture Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Theta. A.B. Bates College; M.A. Cornell University, 1897; Fel- low 1893 ; Fellow University of Chicago, 1899 ; Litt.D. Bates College, 1914. Ss£ DAVIDA McCASLIN Professor of Rhetoric and English Compo- sition Delta Delta Delta. A.B. Coe College, 1904; B.S. James Millikin University, 1907 ; M.A. University of Minnesota, 1912. CHARLINE FENDER WOOD Associate Professor in Rhetoric A.B. Western College, 1905; University of Chicago, Summer, 1913; M.A. Columbia Uni- versity, 1920. CAROLINE STOOKEY LUTZ Associate Professor in English Pi Beta Phi. A.B. Goucher College, 1911; MA. Columbia University, 1916; Harvard Summer School 1920; Milwaukee Downer and Westhampton Colleges. cht LORELL MORTIMER COLE Professor of Manual Training 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. FRED DELZELL TOWNSLEY Professor of Physics Indiana State Normal, 1905; A.B. Wabash College, 1911. JAMES HARVEY RANSOM Professor of Chemistry B.S. Wabash College; M.S. Wabash College; Ph.D. University of Chicago. ELTON RICHMOND DARLING Professor of Chemistry Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Kappa Phi. Ph.D. University of Southern Minnesota; Bradford Durfee Textile School, New Bedford State Textile School ; Post-Graduate Wor k at Uni- versities Brown, Clark, Wesleyan, Chicago, and Illinois. Twenty-ni LUTHER BATEMAN HENDERSON Professor of Philosophy and Psychology New Jersey State Normal School, 1902; B.S. New York University, 1906; M.A., B.D. Yale University, 1909 ; Universities of Goettingen, Marburg-, and Berlin, Germany, 1909-11. WILLIAM WATSON SELVAGE Professor of Education mer Semester, Leipsic, 1910-11; B.A. Ox- ford, 1912. B.Sc. School of Litter ae Hu- Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Eta. B.A. St. Stephen ' s College, Anadale, New York, 1898; M.A. 1904. A.B. Cornell University, 1902; M.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1904; Har- vard 1904-05; ' Columbia; B.A., M.A. King ' s College, Royal University of Windsor, 1905 ; Fellow Owens College, Manchester Univer- sity, 1908-09. ALEXANDER PEEBLES KELSO Professor of Biblical History and Literature A.B. Washington and Jefferron, 1906; B.D. Western Theological Seminary, 1910; Sum- maniores, Research, 1913. ISABELLA THOMPSON MACHAN Professor of Greek and Latin A.B. Wellesley College, 1887; M.A. 1905. BONNIE REBECCA BLACKBURN Professor of French Kappa, Delta Delta Delta. A.B. James Mil- likin University, 1908; A.M. University of Chicago, 1921. Certificate des Etudes Fran- chises, Universite de Grenoble, 1922. HUGO M. KRESSIN Professor of Spanish Neustetttin, Berlin, Germany 1901-07. Paris, Ghent, Mexico, 1908-14; A.B. Washington College 1918; M.A. Vanderbilt University 1920 ; University of Chicago, Summer 1921 ; Interpreter for United States Delegation in Near East. LELAH BELLE DAVIS Instructor in French Pi Beta Phi, Pi Mu Theta. A.B. James Mil- likin University, 1914. ROBERT JOSEPH MURPHY Instructor in Accounting Bet?. Theta Pi. The James Millikin Univer- sity, 1916-17, 1917-18; Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Penn- sylvania, 1920-21; B.S. in Economics, 1921. Practising Accountant, Decatur, 1922 . V 11 11 OLIVE MINERVA YOUNG Professor of Household Science Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Beta Kappa. Smith College, 1900-02; A.B. University of Nebraska 1908; University of Chicago 1908- 09; Columbia University, Teachers College, Summer 1918-19. MABEL DUNLAP Professor of Household Science Oswego State Normal 1906; B.S. Teachers College, Columbia University 1908; M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University, 1920. SUSAN JANE WILSON Instructor in Household Science Delta Delta Delta, Cincinnati Society. University of Cincinnati, 1921. B.S. MIRIAM CURDLING Instructor in Household Arts Zeta Tau Alpha. B.S. James Millikin Uni- versity, 1918. ASA ORRIN WEESE Professor of Biology A.B. University of Minnesota, 1909; Univer- sity of California, University of Chicago, Puget Sound Marine Biological Station; M.A. University of Illinois, 1918; Ph.D. 1922. ELSIE COLLIER Instructor in Biology Epsilon Alpha Iota. Chicago, 1915. M.A. versity, 1919. Ph.B. University of Leland Stanford Uni- NORMAN GILLESPIE WANN Director of Athletics and Professor of Physical Education Beta Phi Sigma. Earlham College. RANDOLPH YOUNG Assistant in Athletics Baseball Coach Kappa Delta CM. The James Millikin Uni- versity. Thirty-three GLADYS SANDERS Instructor in Physical Training for Women Theta Gamma. Pi Mu Theta. The James Millikin University, 1923. GUSTAVE ALBERT WEBER Instructor in Physical Training Kappa Delta Chi. JAMES THOMAS WILKES Instructor in Commercial Subjects Tau Kappa Epsilon. Davidson College, Da- vidson, N. C, 1919-20; Bowling Green Busi- ness University, Bowling Green, Ky., 1920- 21; Summer 1921-22. Master of Accounts, 1922. B.S. School of Commerce and Finance, The James Millikin University, 1923. ALFONSA BOZA Instructor in Spanish Delt?, Sigma Phi. Thirty-four Thirty-flve REPOSE I know a forest where my soul can rest, And dream in peace along its shaded way, Nor need to dwell on any bitterness, Nor seek to summon joyous thoughts or gay, But find my mood among the wilderness And catch my fancy from a summer day. Herein the beauty of a single hour sublime Links with the spirit of immortal Time. The sun, enmeshed in branches overhead, Cannot dispel the scent of damp earth-mold, Nor find the frail white dogtooth violet ' s bed, But flickers through when leaves turn idly and unfold, Content to mottle underbrush, and thread Dark bark with light, and turn green leaves to gold. While up above, the voice of Nature sings, In droning monotone of busy insect wings. And motion only when the startled jay or thrush, With wings in sun a-flash cry fancied foe to scorn, But I, in parting tangled underbrush, Or clinging in the grasp of vine or thorn, My spirit merge into the woodland hush And stand tranquilly with content reborn. Thus deep in God-made loveliness immers ' d, I find new concord with the universe. CLASSES There was, once upon a lime, a boy, who lived in a country village. He was quite an ordinary boy — he always came to the table with dirty, dirty, fingers, and he oozed blue-gieen and cherry marbles all over his mother ' s fragrant kitchen — and all the other rooms, for that matter. Yes, he was quite an ordinary little boy. He fought and scrapped, and was glad when he stood at the head of his class, and mad when the smug little girl got head of him. And he went through grammar school and Junior High and High School in quite the steady, ordinary way. That is, until he realized, one snowy winter day, that he was almost through High School and was no longer very ordinary. He was a member of the Class of ' 19. It was a queer feeling, for a time, this being sorted out from the other ordinary ones and labelled, so to speak. But it was, all in all, rather an enjoyable feeling. And he wore his ' 19 pin, and sang his ' 19 song, and felt quite proud without really quite knowing why. Then he went to Millikin, and some of the other ' 19ers went with him. And because they were all ' 19e? s they felt a little common brother- hood, and worked and played mostly together. By and by they adopted others into their circle and presently established friendly relations with like circles within their Freshman order. Different High Schools, yes, but all of ' 19! And they felt a little superior to those unfortunates who had been forced to miss — a year behind or a year ahead — the golden mean of ' 19. Still, the days kept on passing in quite the ordinary way. And suddenly they were Juniors in Millikin. Their group had changed a lot. Tom and Bill, and some others, had dropped away. Peg and Joe, and some others, had come in from various places. But they didn ' t think much about it, definitely, for a long time. Then, one day, the Senior President spoke to them as the Class of ' 23. Same old queer feeling! Same old choking thrill ! Only this time, someway, queerer and chokier than before. And all this time they ' d been dating themselves ' 19. Now they realized, suddenly, that ' 23 belonged to them too. Someway, they kept thinking about it. Going down the hall, Jack would see Ed, whom he hardly knew. But he ' d think to himself " ' 23 " and smile such a friendly, chummy smile that they both felt good. Then there were so many things to do together. People discovered talents they hadn ' t known themselves they had, and they all rejoiced for they were all of ' 23. But the main talent they discovered and developed was the one they called " Friendship. " So their Senior year passed, too, in quite the ordinary way. And friendships deepened, and common joys and common sorrows bound them with gentle, resistless cords. All in the ordinary, glorious way. " ' 19 " and " ' 23, " I said, because they are my own. You may sub- stitute others, your own, and understand then, fully, whereof I speak. And I think, though I do not yet know, that in Alumni Days, the many circles of ' 23 may come together in common fellowship for the carrying through of some great good, as the little circles of ' 19 joined when they were Freshmen on Millikin Campus. Just in the same old, wonderful, ordinary way. — Helen M. Regan. Thirty-eight Thirty-nine I J. M. U. Ites Gilbert T. Payson Edith Regan Forty ILL SENIOR CLASS Officers Clarence E. Deakins President Margaret Merritt Vice President Helen Parkinson Secretary J. T. Wilkes Treasurer Lester Schroll, Dorothy Davis . Student Council Committees Chapel Lloyd Moffett. Chairman Ruth Shuman Jane Felix Social Margaret Merritt, Chairman F. Norwine G. Sanders S. W. Scott Memorial Gilbert Payson, Chairman Helen Hayes Bernice Torman Temporary Homecoming G. Payson, Chairman M. Baumgarten H. Pfeffer Irene Warren T. Deetz Senior Play Robert Wait, Chairman Dorothy Davis Norma Brown Esther Biggs Thelma Deetz Business Manager G. Payson (Chairman) H. Parkinson E. Biggs I. Warren J. T. Wilkes Invitations Lester Schroll, Chairman Mildred Stone Helen Parkinson Cap and Gown Fayette Norwine, Chairman Helen Regan Leithe, Schroll Class Day Esther Biggs, Chairman Ruth Shuman Helen Hayes Committees Properties Jane Felix (Chairman) T. Deetz H. Pfeffer J. Taylor Stage C. Logan A. Parks M. Baumgarten Entertainment Helen Regan (Chairman) Dorothy Bailey Mildred Bjurstrom COMMENCEMFNT SPEAKER Helen Parkinson, Chairman Norma Brown Lester Schroll Forty-one DOROTHY GENEVIEVE BAILEY Rosemond A.B. Major, Library Science Oratorio Choir, 1, 2, 3, Basket Ball, 1. Soc- cer, 2. Cercle Francais 1. Entertainment Committee, Senior Class Play, 4. MILTON W. BAUMGARTEN Kalona, la. A.B. Major, English Iowa Wesleyan College, 1, 2. English Club, Executive Committee, 4. ESTHER MARGARET BIGGS Oberlin, 0. A.B. Major, English Pi Mu Theta. Y.W.C.A., Cabinet, 4. Aston Hall Student Government Council, 3, Presi- dent, 3. Dramatic Art Club, 3, 4. Com- mencement Play, 3. English Club, 2, 3, 4, President, 4. Forensic Contest, Winner, 2. Smith- Walker Literature Prize, 3. MILDRED LOUISE BJURSTROM Gay B.S. in Home Economics. Major, Foods Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Household Arts Club, Treasurer, 4. Soccer, 2. Entertainment Committee, Senior Class Play. Honor Student. Forty-two NORMA FRANCES BROWN Wheaton B.S. in Home Economics. Major, Clothing Pi Mu Theta. Dramatic Club, 2, 3, 4. Eng- lish Club, 2, 3, 4. Household Arts Club, 1, 4. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Woman ' s Athletic League, 1, 2, 3, 4. Panhellenic Banquet, 1. 3. Tennis, 2, 3. Homecoming Play, 3. As- ton Hall Student Council, 3, 4. Circus Com- mittee, 3, 4. Millidek Staff, 3. Decaturian Staff, 3, 4. Delegate-Stuiient Fellowship Conference, 3. Lake Geneva, 3. Senior Play Committee, 4. Senior Ways and Means Com- mitttee, 4. Y.W.C.A. Cabinet, 4 Nominat- ing Committee, 4. Crusader to Glee Club Concert, 4. Honor Student. DOROTHY JANE DAVIS Decatur B.S. in Fine and Applied Arts Alpha Chi Omega. Pi Mu Theta. Vice- President Class, 1. All-Star Basket Ball Teams, 1, 2, 3. Woman ' s Athletic League, Vice-President 2, Secretary 3. Soccer Foot- ball, 2. Tennis, 3. Homecoming Plays, 1, 2, 3, 4. Freshman-Sophomore Contest, Winner, 2. Art Guild, 3, 4, President, 3. English Club, 4. Student Council, 1, 2, 3, 4. Ath- letic Board of Control, 2, 3, 4. Senior Plays, 2, 4. Millidek Board, 3. Honor Student. CLARENCE EARL DEAKINS Decatur B.S. in Commerce and Finance Thesis: Discussion of Tax Exemption. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. S.A.T.C., ' 18. Glee Club, 2, 3, 4, Business Manager, 1, President, 3. Dramatic Club, 2, 3, 4. Homecoming Plays, 2, 4. Commencement Play, 3. Eng- lish Club, 4. Senior Class Play, 4. Millidek Board, 3. Student Council, 4. Class Presi- dent, 4. THELMA ARLINE DEETZ Decatur A.B. Major, Mathematics Alpha Chi Omega. Gamma Epsilon Tau. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Basket Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4. Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4. Woman ' s Athletic League, 1, 2, 3, 4. Dramatic Art Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer. 3, 4. Inner Circle, 4. Homecoming Play, 3. Senior Float Committee, 4. Senior Play Committee, 4. Cercle Francais, 1. Art Guild. Honor Student. Kb WILMA DELASSUS Patoka B.S. in Household Arts. Major, Foods Theta Gamma, Gamma Epsilon Tau. House- hold Arts Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. Founder ' s Day Pageant, 2. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Inter- Fraternity Basket Ball, 2, 3, 4. Tennis, 2. English Club, 2, 3, 4. CHRISTELLA BODE DIESEL Carlinville A.B. Major, English Blackburn College, 1, 2. English Club, 3, 4. LYLE DOWNEY Decatur A.B. Major, Mathematics Tau Kappa Epsilon. Glee Club, 1, 2. Y.M. C.A. Cabinet, 2. Lake Geneva Conference, 2. University of Illinois, 3. Masonic Club, 4. HELEN JEAN EATON Macomb A.B. Major, English Alpha Chi Omega. Ward Belmont, 1, 2. English Club, 3, 4. Forty-four JANE ELEANOR FELIX Decatur A.B. Major, English Theta Gamma. Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4. Inner Circle. English Club 2, 3, 4, Executive Chairman, 3. Chairman for Tony Sarg Marionettes, 4. President 4. Freshman - Sophomore Forensic Contest, 1. Women ' s Athletic League 1, 2, 3. Captain Archerv Team 2. Tennis Tournament 1, 2, 3, Y.W.C.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Membership Com- mittee 3. Manager Pi Mu Thet.i Student Service Bureau 3, 4. Chapel Committee 4. Pan Hellenic 3, 4. Class Day Committee 3. Honor Student. MARY ETHEL GORDON Decatur B.S. in Home Economics. Major, Foods Delta Sigma. Coe College, 3. Basket Ball, 1, 2, 4. Soccer Football, 1, 2. Freshman- Sophomore Scrap, 1, 2. Home Economics Club, 2, 4. HELEN AMBIE HAYES Owensboro, Ky. B.S. in Household Arts. Major, Foods Pi Beta Phi. Pi Mu Theta. Gamma Epsi- lon Tau. Dramatic Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Women ' s Athletic League 3. Glee Club 3. Millidek Board, Associate Editor, 3. Deca- turian Staff 2, Editor 4. Student Council Vice President 4. Junior Class, Vice Presi- dent 3. Homecoming Play 3. Senior Class Play. Peace Essay Prize 2. Honor Student. HELEN INGERSOLL Galesburg A. B. Major, Latin Zeta Tau Alpha. Cercle Francais 1, 2. Eng- lish Club 4. Y.W.C.A. Social Service Com- mittee 2. University of Wisconsin 3. PERCY KNUDSON Farmingdale B.S. in Commerce and Finance Thesis: Land Tenantry. CLARK THOMAS LOGAN Decatur A. B. Major, History Kappa Delta Chi. Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3. Glee Club, 1, 2. Y.M.C.A., 1, 2, 3. Found- er ' s Day Pageant, 2. MARGARET LOUISE MERRITT Salem B.S. in Household Arts. Major, Foods Delta Delta Delta, Pi Mu Theta. Eureka College, 1, 2. Vice-President class, 4. Y.W. C.A., 3, 4, Secretary, 4. Dramatic Art Club, 3. Aston Hall Student Government, Vice- President, 4. Home Economics Club, 3, 4. Decaturian Staff, 4. Basket Ball, 3, 4; All- Star, 4. Tennis, 3, 4. WALTER GLENN MITCHELL Ava, Mo. A.B. Major, Biblical History and Literature Phi Alpha. Illinois College, 1, 2. Y.M.C.A., Cabinet, 1, 2, 3, 4. Gospel Team Leader, 3, 4. Lake Geneva Summer Conference, 3. Freshman-Sophomore Forensic Contest. Win- ner, 2. Brown Debate, First Prize, 3. Sand- er ' s Oratory Contest, First Prize, 3. Senior Play, 4. Masonic Club, President, 4. Honor Student. Candidate for the Presbyterian Ministry- Forty-six LLOYD VAN CLEVE MOFFETT Decatur A.B. Major, English Delta Sigma Phi. Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Solo- ist, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President, 4. Chapel Choir. 2, 3, 4. English Club, 2, 3, 4. Nominating Committee, 4. Homecoming Play, 2. Y.M. C.A. Committtee Chairman, 2, 3, President, 4. Student Volunteer Conference at Green- ville, 3. English Department Prize, Second Place, 3. Lake Geneva Summer Conference, 3. Student Council, 4. Homecoming Recep- tion Committee, 4. Oratorio Choir, 4. Sen- ior Play, 4. PAUL COLEMAN MONSER Decatur A.B. Major, Biblical History and Literature FAYETTE EDWIN NORWINE Flat River, Mo. A.B. Major, Biology Tau Kappa Epsilon. Glee Club, 3, 4, Busi- ness Manager, 4. Millidek Board, 3. Band, 1, 2, 3. Football, 2, 3, 4. Senior Play, 4. Social Committee, 4. French Club, 2. Bi- ology Club, 4. HELEN PARKINSON Centralis B.S. in Household Arts. Major, Foods Alpha Chi Omega, Pi Mu Theta, Gamma Ep- silon Tau. Freshman Popularity Contest, 1. Freshman-Sophomore Forensic Contest, 1. Interfraternity Basket Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4. All- Star Team, 1, 2, 3, 4. Women ' s Athletic league, 1, 2, 3, 4, Assistant Manager. 2, Manager, 3. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet, 4. Homecoming Play, 3. Class Secretarv, 4, Millidek, Editor, " 3« Deeaturian Staff, 2, Associate Editor. 4. Varsity Tennis, 3. Forty-seven ALLEN G. PARKS Greenfield B.S. in Manual Arts Education. Tau Kappa Epsilon. Illinois Wesleyan Uni- versity, 1, 2, 3. Illinois State Normal Uni- versity. Masonic Club, 4. Track, 4. GILBERT TROWBRIDGE PAYSON Macon, Mo. B.S. in Commerce and Finance Thesis: The Problem of a New Franchise for the Decatur Railway and Light Company. Tau Kappa Epsilon. Millikin Band, 1, 2, 3, 4, Business Manager, 2, 3, 4, President, 4. Class President, 3, Student Council, 3. Treasurer. Millidek Staff, 3. Millikin Glee Club, 4. Decaturian Staff, 4. Senior Class Memorial Committee, 4. Senior Class Play, 4. HERMAN VICTOR PFEFFER Lebanon B.S. in Commerce and Finannce Thesis: Motor Bus Transportation. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 4. Captain. 3. " M " Club. FREDA RANDALL Decatur B.S. in Household Arts. Major, Foods Basket Ball, 1, 2, 3. Soccer, 2. Freshman- Sophomore Scrap, 2. Woman ' s Athletic League, 4. Forty-eight HELEN MAY REGAN Decatur A.B. Major, Latin Alpha. Chi Omega. Pi Mu Theta. Fresh- man Popularity Contest, 1. Freshman-Soph- omore Forensic Contest, Winner Effective Speaking, 1. Basket Ball, 1. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Freshman - Sophomore Forensic, Winning Debate Team, 2. Y.W.C.A., Cabi- net, 3. Millidak Board, 3. Decaturian Staff, 2, 3, 4. Panhellenic Banquet, 4. J.M.U. Ite. EUGENE HERBERT REMINGTON Springfield A.B. ELIZABETH GLADYS SANDERS A.B. Major, French Theta Gamma. Pi Mu Theta. Herrin LEITHA MARJORIE SCHROLL Aledo A.B. Major, Mathematics Zeta Tau Alpha. Gamma Epsilon Tau. Dra- matic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. English Club, 2, 3, 4. Homecoming Play, 2. Women ' s Athletic League, President, 4. All-Sta r Basket Ball, 2, 3. Senior Class Play, 4. Panhellenic Banquet, 4. 3 IT LESTER J. SCHROLL Aledo A. B. Major, Mathematics Tau Kappa Epsilon. Gamma Epsilon Tau. Student Council, 2, 4, President, 4. Class Treasurer, 3. Senior Class Plav, 4. Base- ball, 1, 2, 3, 4. Football, 3, 4, Captain, 4. Student Athletic Association, President, 4. " M " Club. Millidek Staff, 3. J.M.U. Its. S. WALTER SCOTT Chrisman B.S. in Commerce and Finance Thesis: The History of the Decatur Park System. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Universitv of Illinois, 1. Baseball, 2. Intra-Mural Track, 2, 3, 4. Intra-Mural Basket Ball, 2, 3, 4. Senior Hat Committee, 4. Senior Social Commit ' ee, 4. Masonic Club, 2, 3, 4. RUTH HENRIETTA SHUMAN El Paso B.S. in Houscliold Arts. Major, Foods Delta Delta Delta. Pi Mu Theta. Girls ' Glee Club, 1. Vice-President of Class, 2. Class President, 3. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet, 2, 3. President, 4. Home Eco- nomics Club, Vice President, 3, Secretary, 4. Student Council, 1, 4. Basket Ball, 2, 3. Tennis, 2, 3. J.M.U. Ite. ALPHA MILDRED STONE Middletown B.S. in Household Arts. Major, Foods Theta Gamma. Founder ' s Dav Pageant, 2. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Oratorio Choir, 1, 2. Basket Ball, 2, 3, 4. Soccer Team, 2. Aston Hall Student Council, 2. Girl ' s Glee Club, 2. English Club, 3. Household Arts Club, 3, 4. Senior Invitation Committee, 4. ILL JOHN TINNON TAYLOR Decatur A.B. Major, English Delta Sigma Phi. Millikin Men ' s Glee Club, 2. 3, 4. Pianis f , 2, 3, 4. Decaturian Staff, 3. English Club, 2, 3, 4, Executive Committee, 4. Dramatic Club, 3, 4. Inner Circle, 4. BERNEICE TORMAN Earlville B.S. in Household Arts. Major, Foods Theta Gamma. Gamma Epsilon Tau. French Club, 2, 3, 4. Dramatic Club, 2, 3, 4. Intra- Mural Basket Ball, 2, 3, 4. Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Membership Committee, 3. English Club, 3, 4. Household Arts Club, 3, 4. Class Day Committee. 3. Junior Household Arts Prize, 3. Panhe ' lenic Banquet, 3. ROBERT ABEL WAIT Decatur A.B. Major, Chemistry Delta Sigma Phi. Gamma Epsilon Tau. Dra- matic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, President, 4. Fresh- man-Sophomore Scrap, 2. Millidek Board, 3. Decaturian, 3. Senior Play, 4. Y.M.C.A., 3. IRENE WARREN Decatur B.S. in Fine and Applied Arts Art Guild, 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary, 2. Winner Power ' s Prize in Pottery, 3. Float Commit- tee Homecoming, 3. Advertising Committee, Senior Play, 4. HOXORA YERXEAL WHALEX Clinton A.B. Major, English Philomathean Literary Society. 1. Current Events Club, 1. Y.W.C.A., 1. ' English Club, 2, 3, 4. Aston Hall Student Government, Vice-President, 3, Senior Representative, 4. JAMES THOMAS WILKES Adel, Ga. B.S. in Commerce ayid Finannce Thesis, Cooperative Marketing of Cotton. Tau Kappa Epsilon. Davidson College, Da- vidson, X. C, 1919-21; Bowling Green Busi- ness University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1, 2. Treasurer Senior Class, 4. Decaturian Business Manager, 4. THEODORE DALE YODER Gibson City A.B. Major, History and Political Science Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Treasurer Class, 1. Sophomore Class President, 2. YiM.C.A., Secretary, 2. Business Manager Lecture Course, 2. Editorial Manager Decaturian, 3. Brown Debate, First Prize, 1. Inter Collegi- ate Deating Team, 1. Student Council, 2. Senior Class Play, 3. Dramatic Club. IDA JOSEPHIXE BAKER Decatur A.B. Major. English English Club, 2, 3. Millidek Staff, 3. Fifty-two JUNIOR CLASS The Junior Class has made important progress this year as a factor in Millikin life. Its loyal support of the home-coming program was but a beginning of various activities which illustrated its strength and spirit as a class. A Puritan tea at Thanksgiving was the first event on the Junior calendar. Then came the annual Prom. That represents a never to be forgotten evening in an Oriental atmosphere, both so artistic and so gala that one could not but give himself to the joys of terpsichore. Even surpassing the Prom in genuine fun and fellowship was the annual class party on Washington ' s birthday, which began at the Bijou theatre and ended in the Canton Tea Garden. Not only have the Juniors exhibited social talent but they have shown themselves capable of more valuable service to their Alma Mater. Among other things they instituted an order of chapel exit which shows increased deference to faculty and upperclassmen as well as lending dignity to the service. Indeed we may say that the class of ' 24 has through its achievements thus far attained a position which promises well for a successful and outstanding Senior year. Officers Temple Alexander (First Semester) . . . President Helen Jones (Second Semester) President Helen Jones Vice President Marjory Hampton Secretary Tom Edwards Treasurer Vida Thompson . . . Student Council Representative Fifty-three JUNIOR CLASS Top Row — Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bacon, Bailey, Baker, Barnes Second Row — Barth, Baumgarten, Boza, Berry, Brown, Busbey Third Row — Clark, D., Clark, H„ Coffey, P., Coffey, H., Combs, Crowder, Curl Fourth Row — Davis, Deetz, Dewein. Ditto. Dobson. Donovan Fifth Row — Duncan, Edwards, Elliott, Fathauer, Gilbert, Goerges, Grimsley Sixth Row — Hale, Hampton, Hartman, Harrold, Henry Holeman Seventh Row — Hollinshea d, Hoskins, Humphrey, Jacobs, Hutchinson, Johnstone, Jones Fifty-four JUNIOR CLASS Top Row — Kiddoo, Kline, Knapp, Landon, Leonard, Lindley, Lobensteln Second Row — Lowry, MaeDonald, Miller, Myers, Niebergall, Norris Third Row Nottingham, Parker, Poppenhouse, Priestley, Pritehett, Reinhardt, Richardson Fourth Row— Robinson, Rodger, J., Rodgers, V., Rodgers, Verice, Rosenbraugh, Sawyer Fifth Row — Schultz, Scott, F., Scott, M„ Scott, T , Seyfer, Shepherd, Sollers Sixth Row — Thompson, States, Stouffer, Sturgeon, Stokes, Weller Seventh Row — Withrow, Whitsett, Harris Fifty-six ■ Officers Percy Wood President Adele Rattan Vice President Dorles Stutzman Secretary Virginia Potter Treasurer Bernice Douglas, Arthur Bacon Student Council Joe Cash, Rolland Moar . Sergeants at Arms Committees Class Scrap Women Men Geneve. Porter Harlan Walley Dorothy Shorb Edwin Griswold Rosalia Mc Cambric John DeBeer Harriet Hale Joe Cash Doris Lowe Homecoming Float Dance Esther Hart Neil Arlington Russel Gibson Adele Rattan Joe Cash Finance Tea Virginia Potter Adele Rattan Brooks Wilson Arma Beall Meredith Week Doris Lowe Edwin Goerges Rosalia McCambridge Sam Smith Louise Givens Elizabeth Beazley Louise Ray Grace Kessinger Zella Traver Fifty-seven SOPHOMORE CLASS Top Row — Abel, Allen, Arrington, Bates, Beall. Beazley Second Row — Bergen, Bromley, Burleigh, Corley, Clark, Cash Third Row — Coe, Davis, DeBeer, Dieterick,, Douglas, Drennan Fourth Row — Ewing, Folrath, Foran, Forsyth, Gaines, Gibson Fifth Row — Ginther, Givens, Griswold, Haake, Hale. W„ Hale, H. Sixth Row — Hart. Hawkins, Henry, Holbrook, Hornback, Hughey Fifty-eight SOPHOMORE CLASS Top Row — Irwin, Johns, Jury, Kessinger, Kleiner Second Row — Kruwell, LaBaare, Lanigan, Lowe, Lundgren, McCambridge Third Row — McHard, Magnussen, Martin, Maxwell, Moar, Monroe Fourth Row — Monser, O ' Bannon, O ' dell, Palmer, Parker Fifth Row — Pearee, Porter, Propst, Rattan, Rassmussen Sixth Row — Ray, Regan, Rickey, Riggs, Richeson, Rodgers Fifty-nine Top Row — Russel, Ryman, Seligman, Shirey, Shorb, Smith, C. Second Row — Smith, S.. Smith, Stella, Staley, Steele, Stutzman, Sullivan Third Row — Switzer, Talbert, Taylor, G., Taylor, George, Thomas, Traver Fourth Row — Thorpe, Tucker, G., Tucker, L., Tyler, Valentine, Venters Fifth Row — Vonckx. Waldron, Walley, Weber, Week, West Sixth Row — Whittle, Willey, Williams, Willman. Wood, Wylie Sixty Officers George T. Knapp President Vernet Anderson Vice President George Reese Treasurer Ethel Ray Snyder Secretary Lindsey English, John Schulenberg . Sergeants at Arms Zelma Scott, Corwin Lewis Student Council Committees Scrap Tea Hamlin Mertens John Balwin Vernet Anderson Vernet Anderson Dorothy Philips Dance Harry Zeigler Lindsey English Vernet Anderson Walter Claggett Sixty-on FRESHMAN CLASS Top Row — Abrams, Alexander, Anderson, Ash, Austin, H., Austin, J. B., Baker Second Row — Baldwin, Barber, Bates, Baugh, Beall, Beckwith Third Row — Bell, Biggs, Birks, Blotter, Boone, Bowman, Bowyer Fourth Row — Braden, Brosseau, Burwell, Butterfield, Chamblin, Chestnut Fifth Row — Chung, Claggett, Clarkson, Clipston, Combs, Connard, Cotton Sixth Row — Cox, Cripe, Damp, Daniels, Day, Deatherage Seventh Bow — Denny, Dohm, Douglas, Dundar, Edgar, Engelder, English Sixty-two I LJ1 FRESHMAN CLASS First Row English, Evans, Farnsworth, Fields, Flenniken, Flugg, Fox Second Row — Gallion, Gallowry, Garrett, Geen, Gillesp ' e, Gillmore Third Row — Hamel, Harrold, Hart, Hawver, Head, Hendrix, Herbert Fourth Row — Hill, Holben, Holdoway, Houghton, Howells, Humphries Fifth Row — Husband, Irgham, Johnson, R., Johnson, Ruth, Jokiseh, Jordan, Ke:th Sixth Row — Kennelly, Knapp, Koehl ' nger, Knoche, Kuhlman, Kuhn Seventh Row — Kwong, LaPlante, Laswell, Leseman, Lewis, Liestman, Lowe Sixty-three FRESHMAN CLASS First Row — Smedley, Smock, S lyder, S ;ellbring, Stanley Second Row — Storer, Stiller, Susdorf, Swarm, Sweet Third Row — Taylor, Tabor, Thompson, Trsughber, Ward Fourth Row — We ' nlein, Welcome, Weld, Wikoff, White Fifth Row — Wilson, L , Wilson M , Ziegler, H , Ziegler, ,T. Sixty-six CONSERVATORY Two students met on a street corner, both bound for pleasure. " Where you going? " " Over to hear the recital. " " You mean that fellow they ' ve been talking about so much? " " Yes, he ' s the one. " " Well, I ' m bound for a good time. " " So long. " One student is seated in a dimly lighted hall. On the platform is a huge, black, grand piano. A hush falls over the group as the master strides out and seats himself. A few long arpeggios. Silence. The mas- sive chords of Bach ' s " G Minor Fugue. " Then a group of Chopin. His " Fantasie Impromptu, " and his " Ballade in A-flat. " There is applause. The other student is standing in a brilliantly lighted room. An up- right piano is almost hidden by many other students. Pandemonium reigns. Wild chords. Noise. The senseless pounding of " The Broadway Sighs. " Then a series of equally brilliant hits. Stamping of feet. The two students meet on the same street corner, both come from pleasure. " How was the high brow recital? " " One of the ploasantest evenings I have ever spent. " " Is that so? Well, I certainly had one of the pleasantest evenings I ' ve ever spent. " Clarence B. Smith. Sixty-eight MILLIKIN CONSERVATORY Millikin Conservatory is recognized by authorities to have equipment and buiMing which equal anvthing in the United States for music work. The policy of the Conservatory, however, is to emphasize as its most vital and important factor the efficiency of its faculty, and to provide systematic courses of study in accord with the best educational ideas on musical matters. . . The faculty consists of men and women with thorough training and experience. The leading teachers have enjoyed the double advantage of study in Europe and America and are artists of more than local reputation. Aside from providing high grade recitals by members of the faculty and more advanced students, the Conservatory brings each year to its pupils ?rd people rf the community opportunity to hear several of the world ' s most celebrated artists. Informal student re- citals which occur from week to week, afford to music students of all degrees of advancement opportunities for experience m appearing before audiences. The more proficient students are heard in programs to which the public is invited. : . Outlines of study in the Conservatory embrace certificate and diploma courses in pianoforte, violin, organ and voice, as well as special cer- tificate courses in public school music and musical kindergarten work. The steady, persistent growth of the Conservatory during the nine- teen years of its existence is in itself convincing proof that the standards of scholarship and attainment to be fourd there are among the best and inspires the belief that each new year will show still better and bigger accomplishments. MAX VAN LEWEN SWARTHOUT Director of Conservatory of Miisic Professor of Piano Playing, Violin Playing and Theoretic Branches Max Van Lewen Swarthout studied at Gottschalk Conservatory of Music and Balatka Conservatory of Music in Chicago, and later at ths Royal Conservatory of Music at Leipzig, Germany, for three years. He was di- rector of music at Oxford College of Mu- sic, Oxford, Ohio, and of the College of Music in Jacksonville Woman ' s College. Max Swarthout came to Millikin in 1914 as director of the Conservatory of Music and inheritor of its splendid build- ing and equipment. He has steadily aided in creating the high standard for which Millikin is now known. Through his en- deavors, the music courses have been broadened and many new ones added. He has loyally held the faith that Millikin Conservatory of Music could take its place with pride, as it now docs, among larger music schools of high rank. Seventy DONALD MALCOLM SWARTHOUT Associate Director of Conservatory of Music Professor of Piano Playing, Pipe-Organ Playing, and Theoretic Branches Donald Malcom Swarthout was a student at Gottschalk Conservatory of Music and at Balatka Conservatory of Music in Chicago; had four years additional study at the Royal Con- servatory of Music at Leipzig, Germany ; and one year private study with Isidor Philipp in Paris, France. He was as- sociate director of Oxford College of Mu- sic at Oxford, Ohio, and also at Illinois Woman ' s College at Jacksonville, Illinois, prior to assuming his position in 1914 at Millikin, as associate director of the Con- servatory of Music. In that position he has strengthened the Conservatory and aided immensely in its advancement. To him is attributed in large part the steady growth of Decatur, musically. Realizing the importance of music in everyone ' s life, he has earnestly devoted . much of his vast store of energy and ability to the progress of music m Decatur. It is owing to him that this progress has taken the form, in part, of the Spring Music Festival as an annual civic movement in the city. ' It is one which brings to Decatur preeminent musicians and op- portunity for advancement in music appreciation. Seventy-one JESSIE WEILER Sigma Alpha Iota. Secretary of Conservatory, 1920. AIMEE DUNN Assistant to the Secretary WILLIAM B. OLDS Professor of Singing Delta Sigma Phi. A.B. Beloit College, 1898; Oberlin Conservatory, 1898-99; American Conservatory, 1899-1900; Private Study, Os- car Seagle, England, Summer of 1914, Schroon Lake, N.Y., Summer of 1916; Teach- er American Conservatory, 1900; Grinnell School of Music, 1900-04; Illinois Conserva- tory of Music, 1904-06; Private Teacher, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1906-08; Professor of Singing, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1908 . MINER WALDEN GALLUP Associate Professor of Piano Playing and harmony Virgil Piano School, New York, 1902; Private Study, Albany, N. Y., 1905-06, and Berlin, 1906-09, with Dr. Percy J. Starnes, Alberto Jonas, Vernon Spencer; Piano Department, Millikin Conservatory of Music 1909-. Seventy-two P. LLOYD HYDltfGER Associate Professor of Piano Playing, Pro- fessor of Dalcroze Eurythmics, Musical Pedagogy, and History of Music Advanced Piano Study with Rudolph Gantz, 1910-12; Piano and Ear Training with How- ard Wells, 1916-17; Eurythmics with Jacques Dalcroze Musical Institute in Hellerau near Dresden, 1912-13; Head of Piano Depart- ment of Albion College Conservatory, 1913 16; Teacher of Dalcroze Method, Columbia School of Music, 1916-17; Millikin Conserva- tory of Music, 1918 . FREDAFJEKA GREEN Associate Professor of Ear-Training and Instructor in Singing Sigma Alpha Iota. Millikin Conservatory of Music Certificate in Piano Playing, 1912; Certificate in Public School Music, 1912; Diploma in Singing as Soloist and Teacher, 1916; Diploma in Piano Playing, 1917; Private Study Oscar Seagle, Schroon Lake, N.Y., Summers of 1917 and 1922; Post-Graduate Diploma in Singing, 1920; Voice Department, Millikin Conserva- tory of Music, 1915 . LOUISE WATSON HELMICK Instructor in Singing Studied at Illinois Wesleyan College of Mu- sic; Member of Faculty at Illinois Wesleyan College of Music; Certificate in Public School Methods, Cosmopolitan School of Mu- sic, Chicago; Studied at American Conserva- tory of Music; Studied at Millikin Conserva- tory of Music, 1918 . ESTHER REQUARTH Director of Kindergarten Department Sigma Alpha Iota. Art Study Greenville, Ohio, 1907-11; Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1913-14, 1916- Kin- dergarten Teacher ' s Training Course, Gradu- ate 1914; Director of Kindergarten Depart- ment, Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1914-. Seventy-three FLORENCE ROYCE Associate Director of Kindergarten Sigma Alpha Iota. Certificate in Musical Course Millikin Con- servatory, 1920; Special Study in Dramatic Art and Playground Work, Chatauqua, N.Y. ; Associate Director of Kindergarten, Millikin Conservatory, 1920 . MAYME IRONS Instructor in Public School Music Methods Rockford College; American Institute of Nor- mal Methods, Chicago, 1917; Public School Music Methods Course of Northwestern Uni- versity, 1920; Teacher in the Public School Systems of Rockford, Evanston, Aurora, and Decatur. SYLVIA FISK Instructor in Piano Playing Sigma Alpha Iota. Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Piano Playing, 1909; Teacher ' s Certificate, 1911; Diploma in Piano Plaving as Soloist and Teacher, 1914; Post-Graduate Study, 1915-16; Private Study, Chicago, Summer, 1919; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory, 1911 . FLORENCE M. BROWN Instructor in Violin Playing Sigma Alpha Iota. Illinois Woman ' s College, 1910; Private Study Ludwig Becker, Chicago, 1914-15; Millikin Conservatory, Certificate in Violin Playing, 1917; Teacher, Violin Playing, Quincy Col- lege of Music, 1912-16; Diploma as Soloist and Teacher, Millikin Conservatory, 1918; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory, 19 16-. Seventy-four RUTH BROWN Instructor in Piano Playing and in Pipe- Organ Playing Sigma Alpha Iota. Quincv College of Music, 1910-13 and 1914- 16; Illinois Woman ' s College, 1913-14; Pri- vate Teaching, 1910-16; Diploma as Soloist and Teacher, Millikin Conservatory, 1919; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory, 1918-. WILNA MOFFETT Instructor in Piano Playing and Pipe-Organ Playing Sigma Alpha Iota. Certificate in Piano Playing, 1913 ; Diploma as Soloist and Teacher, Millikin Conserva- tory, 1918; Private Teaching Experience, De- catur, 1916-18; Diploma in Pipe-Organ Play- ing, 1919; Post-Graduate Diploma in Piano Playing, 1919; Post-Graduate Diploma in Pipe-Organ Playing, 1920; Private Study with Percy Grainger, Summer, 1919; Instruc- tor, Millikin Conservatory, 1918-. IVA INGERSOLL WASSON Instructor in Piano Playing and the Upton Method of Keyboard Harmony A.B. Millikin, 1912; Certificate in Piano Play- ing, 1909; Piano Teacher ' s Certificate, 1911; Certificate in Harmony, 1916; Study with E. Meretski Upton, Summers, 1917, 1918; Cos- mopolitan School, Chicago; Instructor Mil- likin Conservatory, 1917-. STELLA MAE CHITTUM Instructor in Piano Playing Certificate in Piano Playing, 1915; Certificate as Teacher of Piano Playing and Certificate in Harmony, 1919; Assistant in Piano Tech- nic Classes for Children, 1919-20; Instructor in Piano, Millikin Conservatory, 1920-. Seventy-five GRACE RECORD Instructor in Singing Sigma Alpha Iota. Private Study, Millikin Conservatory, 1916- 20; Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1920- 22; Instructor, Millikin Conservatory, 1922- ELOISE LLOYD Instructor in Piano Playing Sigma Alpha Iota. Advanced Work, Millikin Conservatory, 22 ; Private Teaching, Springfield ; Instructor Millikin Conservatory, 1922-. SENIORS ANNA MAE BIRKETT Moweaqua Sigma Alpha Iota. Certificate in Piano Playing, 1921; Certificate in Public School Music, 1923; Diploma in Piano as Soloist and Teacher, 1923. Treble Clef Club, 1922; Conservatory Orchestra, 1922; President of Aston Hall Student Coun- cil, 1923. HELENE GROSBERG Springfield Sigma Alpha Iota. Certificate in Piano Playing and Teaching, 1922: Diploma in Piano as Soloist and Teach- er, 1923. ZORAH MILLER Pana Sigma Alpha Iota. Certificate in Piano Playing, 1921; Diploma in Piano as Soloist, 1923. IEWELLE ORR Enfield Sigma Alpha Iota. Certificate in Singing as Soloist, 1921; Cer- ploma in Voice as Soloist, 1923; Treble Clef Club, 1922. Seventy-seven CONSERVATORY CLASSES Top Row — Aber, Ashley, Bassler, Beard, Caldwell, Carson Second Row — Combs, Cote, Deakins, Delaney, Dorsey, Duncan, Dunn Third Row — Eversole, Emel, Garver, Hannaht, Henton, Hickman Fourth Row — Grimsley, Hill, H„ Hill, Henrietta, Hartfelter, Hiatt, Hughey. Lyons Fifth Row — Maclntyre, McNess, Mott, Melcher, Mossbarger, Murphey Sixth Row — Muleady, Powell., Rodgers, Schumacher, 1 nomas, Thompson, Von Almen Seventh Row — Walters, Webb, Wilcox, Work Seventy-eight TRAINING CLASSES Musical Kindergarten Methods Esther Requarth Mrs. Florence Royce . . . . Director Assistant Director Kindergarten I Alma Bassiler Gaynell Beard Mary Edith Caldwell Frieda Combs Hazel Cote Edna Deakins Helen Delaney Lillian Duncan Beulah Eversole Margaret Grimsley Helena Hartfelter Pauline Henton Henrietta Hill Eloiso Lloyd Ila Mott Edna Murphy Grace Record Ruth Rodgers Ethel Rav Snyder Ruth Walters Harriet Whittle Leona Wilcox Kindergarten II Pearl Carson Margaret Grimsley Doris Lyons Ruth Rodgera Ellen Mc Neil Marie Melcher Grace Record Public School Music Methods Mayme E. Irons, Supervisor Public School Music I Helen Ashley Marjorie Dobson Ruth Hiett Marjorie Maddox Elizabeth McNess Marjorie Powell Kathleen Thompson William Verner Karl Webb Charlotte Work Public School Music II Anna Mae Birkett Helen Dorsey Lorine Emel Bertha Halliday Veda Hannant Elizabeth McNess Liana Schumacher William Verner Viola Von Almen Karl Webb THE CHILD CULTURE GARDEN The way to a child garden lies far to the west of a rolling campus where the very young trees grow, guarded by a host of sturdy crimson sumach. It is a really, truly place and all who would enter must seek the way of child likeness, must knock at the doors of Simplicity and Faith. The doors may be opened by one of the ladies of the garden. Promise mc, that should a kind gardener in a wonderful robe of silver, in the midst of many small fairies, come to greet you that you will be very kind and thoughtful and not disturb or interrupt her, for it is only after her duties to the little fairies have been attended to that she can answer your questions. Then step quickly and ask if you might sit beside her because she knows all about the fairies, the joys and secrets of small children. If she thinks you, too, believe in them, she will take you with her and almost before you know it you have found your way into the place — the child garden. Now to a rhythmical tune you are carried miles and miles away over fields, down shady lanes, across friendly brooks, along fresh paths knee deep in ferns, gathering with every step new beauty and youth. Soon you are lifted up to float upon a soft curly cloud and far above " the things of the world " you find yourself relaxing, and the music soft and sweet, fiFs you with joy and you can not help but wonder at so much peace and beauty. All unconsciously the music has brought you to a huddled heap upon the soft cloud, with two relaxed hands making a pillow for your head. How well the cloud pilot knows the way, steering through the ' balmy air, making for the garden, he brings you down an avenue bordered with gav boxwood trees, where one sees much traffic of small children here and there — fairies in and out. In a quiet, spacious room filled with morning light and color you find that the flowers of the garden are all in their places. Bathed in the splendor of the organ music, the flowers have bowed their heads slightly, mindful of their many blessings, while their outstretched arms seem reaching for the music. Take notice of the rare beauty and in- dividuality of each flower, its true possessions. To be one of them you leave outside the doors of the garden all burdens — fatigue, hate, unbelief, despair, and idleness (small ch ildren are the busiest people in the world — also the most tireless, and it is one of their secrets that things done through love do not fatigue) . Come, restore your lost faith in truth, love, and beauty. Believe in unseen realities, because to believe in fairies may some day better help you to believe in men, angels, and God. So endeth a short fifteen minutes in the child culture garden ! Esther Requarth. iglity FESTIVE OCCASIONS September 30 Sigma Alpha Iota Venetian dinner at chapter house for rushees. October 5 October 9 November 17 November 21 November 25 December 30 I ' I ' I February 3 February 20 February 27 March 6 March 8 March 13 March 20 March 21 March 23 April 5 April 21 April 26 May 31 June 2 June 4 Courboin organ recital at First Methodist Church. Sigma Alpha Iota pledging banquet. Christmas sale of Sigma Alpha Iota. Dumesnil recital. Sigma Alpha Iota pledges ' party for actives. Sigma Alpha Iota entertains with open house. Sykora and Ver Haar recital. Advanced students recital. Pledges of Sigma Alpha Iota give musicale, followed by their initiation and a dinner in their honor. The Hilger Trio. Miner Walden Gallup faculty recital. Gladys Swarthout recital, followed by a formal reception in her honor, given by Sigma Alpha Iota at Conservatory. Sigma Alpha Iota Thursday tea at college. Advanced students spring recital. Anna Mae Birkett ' s senior recital. Conservatory orchestra annual concert. Annual kindergarten demonstration. Jewelle Orr ' s senior voice recital. Sigma Alpha Iota formal. Helene Grosberg ' s senior recital. Annual conservatory kindergarten commencement. Conservatory commencement. Conservatory picnic. SCHOLARSHIPS Each year Millikin offers scholarships in piano, voice, violin, and ' cello on the competitive basis. During the past seven years scholarships have been awarded to Ruth Brown, Quincy, Illinois, in piano; Florence Brown, Quincy, Illinois, violin; Gladys Orr, Twins Falls, Idaho, piano; Zorah Miller, Pana, Illinois, piano ; Berniece Taylor, Pana, Illinois, voice ; Mary Brelhen, St. Joseph, Missouri, voice; Helene Grosberg, Springfield, Illinois, piano ; and this year Dorothy Jones of Springfield, Illinois, holds the scholarship awarded in piano. Eighty-1 wo THE SPRING FESTIVAL For many years, Decatur has enjoyed a spring festival of music, fostered by the Millikin Conservatory of Music. It had its beginning when the Minneapolis Symphony played here under the direction of Emil Ober- hoffer, accompanied by several soloists, among them Gilbert Lindquist and others. Twice in the last ten years the State Music Teacher ' s Associa- tion, now the Illinois Federation of Musical Clubs, has convened in Decatur. Another wellspring of interest was the oratorio choir initiated by Donald M. Swarthout. Handel ' s Messiah was first presented, followed by Elgar ' s King Olaf, Mendelssohn ' s Elijah, and Verdi ' s Requiem. In May of 1920, Hiawatha, by the negro composer, Coleridge Taylor, was rendered by a civic chorus composed for the most part out of Millikin people, and led by D. M. Swarthout, accompanied by the Minneapolis Symphony. The opportunity of hearing the New York Philharmonic Or- chestra was afforded the music lovers of Decatur and vicinity. The second-day program consisted of Handel ' s Messiah rendered by the ora- torio choir led once again by D. M. Swarthout and accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony. Last year the Decatur Chorus, under the same lead- ership rendered Hadley ' s New Earth and Coleridge Taylor ' s A Tale of Old Japan. In order to establish the Decatur Chorus financially, the Decatur Association of Commerce has assumed the burden. On the tenth of May a chorus of three hundred voices sang E ' lgar ' s Caractacus. This was the acme event of the musical season at Millikin. THE ARTIST ' S SERIES Ever since the opening of the Millikin Conservatory of Music it has been the desire of its directors to bring the foremost musicians of the United States to Millikin. When Mr. Max Swarthout and Mr. Donald Swarthout became associate directors, it was their ambition to emphasize this feature of musical life at Millikin. This year the con- servatory brought musical artists of the usual rank to Decatur. Charles Corboin, the great French musician who was the guest organist a the John Wanamaker store in Philadelphia, was the first to appear. This most delightful recital was held at the First Methodist Church ; the recitals during the remainder of the year were in the University Chapel. Maurice Dumesnil, a French pianist, rendered a most enjoyable program November twenty -first. On December eleventh was another noteworthy date on the musical calendar. Bogumil Sykora, a virtuoso on the ' cello and Edna Swanson Ver Haar, the Swedish contralto who is a very beau- tiful woman as well as an accomplished musician, gratified their audience with a program of exceptional beauty. The next number of the Artist ' s Series was February twentieth when the charming Hilger Trio gave a program of musical interest. Elsa Hilger played the ' cello, Maria the violin, and Greta the piano. All three possessed a recognized artistry. The last of the series was rendered by Gladys Swarthout, a niece of Max and D. M. Swarthout. Though Miss Swarthout had sung in Decatur before, her program was never before rendered in the perfect manner of the one this year. The group of soloists appearing this season gave the people of Millikin and Decatur an opportunity to enjoy those rare musical privileges. Eighty-th vVI LL I IE3 Top Row — Johnstone, Anderson, Rodgers, Walley, Payson, Hale Second Row — Hawver, Stanley, English, Staley, Knudson, Burstein, Curl Third Row — Hart, Magill. Abrarns, Leonard, Deakins, Griswold, Norton Johnson Fourth Row — Taylor, Edwards, Wood, Olds, Moffett, Martin, Norwine, Combs MILLIKIN GLEE CLUB W. B. Olds, Director Officers Percy S. Wood President Lloyd Moffett Vice President Thomas A. Edwards Secretary Forrest Martin Treasurer Newell Vonckx Librarian John T. Taylor Pianist First Tenors Second Tenors First Basses Second Basses E. Griswold C. Staley P. Wood C. Deakins W. Abrams L. Stanley V. Hale Paul Evans A. Leonard P. Knudson H. Walley James Magill II. Burstein F. Martin G. Payson Fayette Norwine K. Webb H. Norton T. Edwards Ralph Combs L. Moffett H. Hawver T. Padgett R. Rodgers o. Anderson R. Johnson L. English E. Felton R. Clark N. Vonckx H. Hart I I ' ight-v toui MILLIKIN GLEE CLUB One of the most successful organizations on Millikin ' s campus is her glee club. Suffering the ups and downs which generally accompany any real organization, the club stands out in the musical world today as one of the best in the country. The year started with the president ' s and business manger ' s offices vacant. Percy S. Wood and Fayette Norwine, respectively, were elected to these offices, with Thomas A. Edwards and Forrest Martin resuming their duties as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Newell Vonckx, the red headed lad from Elgin, was later unanimously elected librarian and proved to be the swiftest and most efficient man that ever held that office. The tryouts at the beginning of the year were well attended. Owing to the midwest contest the club adopted a new policy of increasing its membership. Subsequently, many new men were selected until the roll totaled forty singers. Professor Olds was back to his old post as director and soon had the whole club singing " 01 ' King Cole " and " Didn ' t It Rain " with the old time punch and vigor which have characterized the organization in past years. The initial concert of the year was given at Warrensburg. The entire club appeared and once more proved to all that neither glaring footlights nor borrowed dress suits were a menace to good singing. The whole affair was a success and put a lot of confidence into the club, especially the new men. With the midwest contest as an objective every man in the club showed splendid interest. Our own alumnus, Philip McGrath, represented Millikin on the Midwest contest council committee. The club is truly appreciative of the unlimited work of McGrath who looked after her interests as only a genuine whole-hearted Millikinite can. Professor Olds loyally gave up a large part of his time in the interests of the club, five hours a week being used in intensive practising. The Taylorville and Clinton trips were both well attended by very appreciative audiences. The post-concert entertainment at Taylorville will long be remembered. At the great Midwest Chicago contest, which followed the concert given at El Paso, the club appeared and showed to the world that Mil- likin was on the map. The same old football " fight " spirit held full possession of every man. The club did not win but we are proud of the showing it made. Leading newspapers in Chicago and elsewhere lost no time in passing favorable comments. It must not be forgotten that Professor Olds won no little fame in this contest. Grinnell, who won third place, sang one of his compo- sitions, " Come Ye Back to Old Grinnell. " Our own " Millikin Loyalty " was another of his compositions and was one of the most popular se- lections rendered during the entire contest. The Chicago Tribune re- ferred to it as a model college song sung with manly vigor. Our hats are off to the man who not only makes the glee club what it is, but also composes prize winning songs which they sing. With ot her concerts to make the year complete, the Millikin Glee Club has had one of the best, if not the best year in its history. We have no reason to doubt that with its prestige and leadership it should grow better and better each year. Eighty-six Eighty-seven ii ACTIVITIES Two characteristics mark the activities of the Millikin campus during the year as somewhat unusual and different from those of the years that have gone before. This year has seen a tendency to reorganize these efforts in two directions. In the first place, there has been the attempt to secure a unanimous participation in them on the part of the entire student body. And there has been remarkable success in achieving that ideal. From the very first event, the University reception for freshmen, down to the closing event of the year, the Millikin Interscholastic, there has been a participation on the part of all the students that has never been even approximated in the past years. The various scholastic clubs of the college, the Biology Club, the English Club, and the German Club, have all enjoyed unusual enthusiasm and interest. The Student Council has widened its field of activities and seems in a fair way to come to that place which it should and eventually will fill. The Dramatic Arts Club, although it suffered materially with the loss of Professor Hart, has come to the foreground with one of the most pleasing produc- tions of Millikin tradition in its " Believe Me Xantippe. " The fraterni- ties and sororities have had their usual number of delightful teas and formals, but the pleasing point of the whole program of such events is the way in which such little group efforts were subordinated to the all- Millikin efforts. There really has been a most remarkable tendency to forget the little pet animosities which have marked previous years. Panhel has been the scene of so few real scraps that several times the officers have had to organize theatre parties to get the members to attend. The Sig Alph ' s and the K. D. ' s even talked of putting on a co- operative roughhouse, it is rumored. A healthy attitude of give and take, a real constructive interest in what is of vital concern to all of us, began to show itself so plainly that the old routine of the Y.M.C.A. had to go by the board to give place to a really productive round-table dis- cussion of student problems. And so it has gone on. The climax arrives this spring in the announcement of a Gymnasium Festival in which all the men of the college will participate and which draws more interest than all the athletic contests put together. But we have spoken of two tendencies. The other is the effort to expand the interests of the University outside of the collegiate walls. We need only mention two phases of this tendency to show the direction it is taking. In the first place, Millikin had an extension lecture course which this year included eight speakers and brought them from all over the United States and which it secured with the aid of a half dozen local organizations. Next year it proposes to double the number of speak- ers and bring some of them to the United States for the purpose. In the second place Millikin faculty members are right now out visiting the various towns in the state with the idea of establishing extension classes in several of them. When that is accomplished, as it will be before the end of the term, Millikin activities will be too large a subject to attempt to write up. — T. Dale Voder. ghty-eight KAPPA At the second annual observation of Scholarship Day, February 28, 1923, preliminary honors were awarded to undergraduates of all schools and ' final honors to the graduating class of 1922. Eight graduates at- tained membership in Kappa, the final honors being decided by vote of the Faculty Council. On this occasion, Dr. Stanley Coulter, Dean of the School of Science at Purdue University, delivered the scholarship address. At the same time, the University of Illinois Scholarship for 1923-24 was awarded to Harriet Mildred Wiley, ' 21. This scholarship for ths year 1922-23 is held by Geneva Gregory, ' 20. Officers William C. Casey, ' 16, Decatur President George McKinley Proctor, ' 22 Decatur . Vice President Alice Dempsey Hamilton, ' 09, Decatur . . Secretary Irene Handlin Duerr, ' 07, Decatur .... Treasurer Jesse L. Ferguson, ' 07 Irene Handlin Duerr, ' 07 Jesse Liditenberger, ' 07 Ida Diller Record, ' 07 Bonnie Blackburn, ' 08 Lucille M. Bragg, ' 09 H. Gary Hudson, ' 09 Alice Dempsey Hamilton, ' 09 Benjamin G. Lehenbauer, ' 0 Ruth Stevens Rothacher, ' 09 Flora Ross. ' 10 Viola M. Bell, ' 11 Mary F. Carroll, ' 11 Alice Henderson Nicks, ' 11 Ellis H. Hudson, ' 11 Edgar H. Allen, ' 12 Lois A. Brown, ' 12 Jesse L. Connel, ' 12 Lottie B. Cook, ' 12 Corinne Painter Holcomb, ' 12 Roger Young, ' 12 Fern Parr Wilkin, ' 12 Anna New Gibson, ' 12 Laura Kreige Lewis, ' 13 Jessie Ayres, ' 13 Esther Lou Bergen, ' 13 Effie Morgan Diecker, ' 1 3 Mary Prestlev, ' 13 Maude Yarnell Burchell, ' 13 Faye Fisher, ' 14 William F. Henderson, ' 14 Loren H. King, ' 14 Anne Milligan Warner, ' 14 Sophie M. Drobish, ' 14 lvra Shaw Gray, ' 15 Doceased Members Martha Mcintosh Morrison, ' 15 Clyde Hart, ' 15 Ruth Lewman, ' 15 Mary Esther Kassebaum Smashy, ' 16 Leah Fullenwider. ' 16 Louise Bradford Dillavou, ' 16 William Cornell Casey, ' 16 Ada Ross, ' 16 Margaret Honevwell Miller, ' 17 Charles Lee, ' 17 Elinor Mills, ' 17 Margaret Clovd. ' 18 Henrietta Graybill, ' 3 8 Mary Barrows Lee, ' 19 Elizabeth Knight. ' 19 Gertrude Guller Mace, ' 19 Lorena Gordon Vertrees, ' 19 Catherine Milligan Smith, ' 20 Erna Lohrman, ' 20 Geneva Gregory, ' 20 John Halvor Leek, ' 20 Helen Machan, ' 21 Mildred Wiley, ' 21 Hubert Robertson, ' 21 Edna Rvbolt Bopp, ' 21 Adele Shelah Whitfield, ' 21 Lois Engelman, ' 22 Maurita Shafer, ' 22 Camille Barnett, ' 22 Leta Randall, ' 22 George Proctor, ' 22 Charles Mills, ' 22 Louise Vent, ' 22 Josephine Harris, ' 22 E i Top Row — Schroll, Edwards, Thompson, Moffett, Davis Second Row — Deakins, Hayes, Shuman, Bacon, Knapp Third Row — Jones, Lewis, Douglas, Scott, " Wood STUDENT COUNCIL Officers Lester Schroll President Helen Hayes Vice President Ruth Shuman Treasurer Percy Wood Treasurer Members Senior Representatives Lester Schroll Dorothy Davis Sophomore Representatives Arthur Bacon Bernice Douglas Junior Representatives Tom Edwards Vida Thompson Freshman Representatives Zelma Scott Corwin Lewis Senior Class President Clarence Deakins Junior Class President Helen Jones Sophomore Class President Percy Wood Freshman Class President George Knapp President Y.M.C.A. Lloyd Moffett President Y.W.C.A. Ruth Shuman Editor of Decaturian Helen Hayes The purpose of the Student Council is to secure cooperation between the faculty and the students in all matters of general interest to the University, and to conduct various activities that are of special interest to the students. The Student Council consists of the president of each class, one man and one woman representative from each class, the president of the Y.W.C.A., the president of the Y.M.C.A., the editor of the Decaturian, and three representatives from the Conservatory. Until this year the Conservatory has not been represented in the Student Council. In order to foster a better feeling between the students of the University and Conservatory, and to increase the cooperation between these schools it was decided to have them elect representatives to the Student Council. The activities of the council are carried on under the direct super- vision, of Various standing (committees. These committees and their respective chairmen are: Intra-mural Athletics, Tom Edwards; Public Occasions, Arthur Bacon; Social, Helen Hayes; Finance, Percy Wood. During the year of 1922-23 the Student Council has endeavored to uphold the ideals and traditions of Millikin and has sponsored many all-Millikin functions, some of which are: the adoption of green caps to be worn by freshmen students, home coming festivities, post exam dance, intra-mural basket ball and baseball, student mass meetings, pub- lishing of student directory, revival of M Club, Wesleyan trip with football team, and an endeavor to promote organized pep at games. YOUNG WOMEN ' S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Top Row — Shuraan, Hampton, Parkinson, Givens, Seott Second Row — Parker, Young, Merritt, Blackburn, Sanders Third Row — Biggs, Propst, Lobenstein, McDonald, Brown Officers Ruth Shuman President Thelma W. Scott . . . Vice President Margaret Merritt Secretary Helen McDonald Treasurer YOUNG WOMEN ' S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Cabinet Chairmen of Committees Social Helen Parkinson Educational Norma Brown Social Service Edith Parker Religious Meetings Esther Biggs Finance Louise Givens Undergraduate Field Representative Gladys Saunders Freshman Commission Marjory Hampton Publicity Helen Lobenstein Music Carol Propst Advisor Miss Olive Young Miss Bonnie Blackburn Mrs. A. 0. Weese Mrs. Isabelle Machan The activities of the Y.W.C.A. this year have been numerous and varied. The organization started off at the first of the year with two hundred and thirty-four members. The organization has handled a large sum of money and has cleared about $500. One hundred seventy dollars of this went to the support of a foreign secretary, by national dues. The rest has fostered the Student Volunteer Movement, financing four of the fourteen students who went to the convention, and has sent dele- gates to convention last summer. There were seven of these sent by the association to Lake Geneva to the conference. The money for this amount has been earned by various means, among them being the annual financial drive which brought about $264, the sale of sandwiches, the popularity contest, candy, and hair nets. Among the activities for the organization for this year have been the " Big and Little Sister Movement " which included much thought and care on the part of the members. Trains were met, and girls were helped in getting located in their particular churches, and the freshmen girls were entertained by the Y. W. Walkout, the Y. W. banquet and college reception. The organization fostered Thanksgiving vesper serv- ices and the week of prayer from November 10 to 18 in the form of the morning watch meetings from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. The student industrial meetings were under the auspices of the Y. W. and occurred every month and the subjects which they discussed were social welfare, health, industry, education, and religious life. Norma Brown, a member of this organization, served on the city council of the Y.W.C.A. It also co- operated with the ministers of Decatur in bringing Dr. Davis here and supported him in his services. Besides these outside activities the Y. W. has been working toward the redecoraticn of the room which will be completed next year. A party was planned for Christmas but it did not occur because of the prolonged vacation. A successful party was held in the Westminster church later in the year. We feel that through the various phases of its work the Association has been an important factor in Millikin life and has been very successful in carrying out its four-square program of spiritual, physical, intellectual and social activities. Nine YOUNG MEN ' S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION - — - Wr Top Row — Moffett, Casey, Smith Bottom Row — Mitchell, Kruwel, Magill Cabinet Lloyd Moffett President Thomas Edwards Vice President James Magill Secretary William Cornell Casey .... Faculty Advisor Committees Student Assistance Friendly Relations Sam Smith H. Hershel Hart Deputations Church Relations Walter Mitchell . Max Kruwel PANHELLENIC Top Row — Coffey, Felix, Lcwry Second Row — Hayes, Davis, Elliott Third Row — Parker, Harrold, Jones, Sanders Members Alpha Chi Omega Dorothy Davis, Vice President Marjory Lowry Delta Delta Delta Thelma Elliott, Treasurer Edith Parker Theta Gamma Gladys Sanders Jane Felix Pi Beta Phi Helen Hayes, Secretary Helen Jones Zeta Tau Alpha Gladys Harrold Helen Coffey, President -- ATHLETIC BOARD OF CONTROL Top Row — Mills, Darling, Cole Bottom Row — Head, Davis, Hartman, Warm Members Dean Albert T. Mills, Faculty Council Professor Lorell M. Cole, Faculty Dr. Elton R. Darling, Faculty Professor Carl I. Head, Alumni Professor Norman G. Wann, Coach Dorothy Davis, Senior Students Thomas H. Hartman, Junior Ninety-six 1 THE ATHLETIC BOARD OF CONTROL Perhaps more unwarranted and untrue statements have been made about the Millikin Athletic Board during the past year than about any other administrative organization in the University. Its members have been dubbed everything from plain " stupid " to downright " careless " with the promotion and conduct of athletics and with expenditure of the funds. It would seem fitting that at this time some idea should be given to the students arid the public as to the functions of the board and its duties toward the problems that are confronting us all at this time in regard to financing the athletic program. It is the business of the board to promote and conduct intercollegiate athletics and to expend the funds of the association in the most ad- vantageous way in so doing. The Athletic Board has nothing whatever to do with the problem of class, fraternity, or any other intra-mural athletics except when it feels that such contests may benefit intercollegiate athletics for Millikin. The Athletic Board has nothing whatever to do with the department of physical training. The University furnishes all equipment and in- struction for such work. Those who wish to substitute athletics for other forms of physical training may do so and thus get the benefit of some of the funds provided through the Athletic Board. The funds of the Athletic Board come from the sale of tickets to the students, gate receipts from the games and guarantees from other schools for playing grames on their grounds. When a student buvs a ticket he is paying for entertainment. The Athletic Board is pledged to use that money for Millikin varsity teams. There are a hundred little things which the students think should be supported by this fund. The band, intra-mural tennis, intra-mural baseball, intra-mural track, intra-mural basketball, better lockers in the sym, more tennis courts, financial support of home coming, interscholastic, etc., etc. Three years ago the Athletic Board, upheld by the Building and Grounds Committee of the Board of Manaerers of the University, de- cided to make a bigger athletic field for Millikin. The result has given us the best field in the conference, a wonderful track and a new baseball field. These cost a great deal of money. We gave our notes for nearly $7,000. These notes have been paid as they came due. In order to do this we have milked the treasury dry and consequently there are inade- quate funds to fully finance the athletic program. The Athletic Board pays for services of the physician when our men are injured; it buys sweaters and letters for the men who comply with rules ; it keeps the field, track and tennis courts in condition to play upon ; it furnishes the equipment for the men to use when they practice and play for the school. It pays for all the visiting teams who come here to play. An itemized account of these expenditures would convince any student that it costs a great deal to do all of these things right. And a look at the receipts for the past year will show you that the funds have had to be conserved at all times to make ends meet. ASTON HALL STUDENT COUNCIL W If Top Row — Orr, Birkett, Clark Second Row — Rodgers, Sturgeon, Grosberg, Kessinger Third Row — Palmer, Tucker, Flugg, Whalen Anne Mae Birkett President Margaret Merritt Vice President Lola Tucker Secretary Josephine Sturgeon Treasurer Representatives Senior Sophomore Helen Parkinson Grace Kessinger Verneal Whalen Eva Palmer Helene Grosberg Freshman Junior Lois Flugg Vera Rogers Gertrude Pieper Helen Clark Ninety-eight ASTON HALL STUDENT COUNCIL The days of old when Aston Hall was patroled by members of the faculty when Mrs Walker was aroused from her first sleep to climb the stairs to the third floor to disperse midnight revelers are gone forever. Not that the revels do not occasionally take place — for what dormitory would be a real " dorm " without a few pajama parties or feeds — but they are now governed on a new basis. Aston Hall has for three success- ful years been self-governing, the first year with Jewell Harris, the second with Esther Biggs, and this year with Anne Mae Birkett as president; and the girls are governed by officers and representatives from each class. Under the present system there is a definite code of offenses Punish- able by a " major " or a " minor " — in fact to the inmates of the hall, the " majors " and " minors " of the Student Council are infinitely more ter- rible than the major or minor subjects of the University. Woe to the girl who comes in twenty minutes late, for she gets a major, and three majors automatically bring punishment; but for the girl who comes racing down the walk three or four minutes after the door is locked, there is only a minor, yet it takes only three minors to make a major. And when majors are given for unnecessary noise during study hours and after bedtime, and for clattering through the halls in daytime heels (soft slippers are the rule after seven-thirty) it doesn ' t take long to collect the required number. Each girl knows definitely what is expected of her ; she knows what are transgressions; she knows the punishments. Consequently there is a new feeling of personal, individual responsibility, I think, and a stricter sense of honor among the girls than has ever before been known. And for this reason, Aston Hall has in store for her, many years of sell- government, each successively better. THE DECATURIAN Top Row — Hayes, Park ' nson, Edwards, Reinhardt, Wilkes Second Row — Yoder, Parker, Schumacher, Brown, Lewis Third Row — Sturgeon, Richardson, Harris, Miller, Regan Fourth Row — Shorb, Scott, Hartman, Payson, Merritt Helen Ambie Hayes Editor James T. Wilkes . . . Business Manager Helen Parkinson . . . Associate Editor hundred TT THE DEC ATV Rl AN STAFF Editorial Staff T. Dale Yoder Helen Regan Thomas Edwards Edith Parker Helen Richardson Feature Writers Josephine Sturgeon Twilr, Miller William Harris Reportcrial Staff Corwin Lewis — Athletics Virginia Reinhardt — Society Liana Schumacher — Conservatory Alsaco Sullivan Margaret Merritt Dorothy Shorb Marjorie Hampton Norma Brown The Decatmian enjoyed this year a more extensive circulation than it has .before enjoyed. At the same time the advertising space repre- sented in the sheet was in greater demand than in previous years, so that the financial success of the paper was unusual. Along with this managerial success, however, and of much greater importance than such success, was tho working out of several uniqu? featuies in the scope and arrangement of the paper ' s field which wi 1 mark this year ' s volume as one of the best if not the best in the Decaturicm series The entire credit for the success of the edition does not belong to the present editor or staff. It should te given to a large number of previous editors, to a conscientious faculty committee, to a lot of sincere student and faculty critics, to Sammy Tucker of the Decatur Herald staff who conducted a series of classes in the rudiments of journal- ism for the benefit of the staff, and to a wholehearted cooperation on the part of the college administration. One or two decided departures from the previous years arrangements mark this year as unusual, also. The subdivision of the business man- ager ' s work, g- ' ving him an assistant in charge of circ ation, is indica- tive of the added popularity of the Decaturicm. In the editor ' s staff a complete organization was effected whereby the various members were selected carefully according to their particular interests and abilities and assigned to the type of work most interesting to them. There was the reportorial group, the feature writers, the editorial staff, etc. In the editorial work, which makes the Decaturian entirely unique m the field of college papers in the middle west in that it is the only sheet even attempting an entire editorial page, an entirely new plan was instituted whereby an editorial manager who had entire charge of that page and hence the Decaturian ' s editorial policy was selected. " The Decatunan s Platform for Millikin, " which each week headed the editorial columns, gave excellent evidence to all readers of the paper that the students ot the institution were vitally concerned in working- out a real future, a destiny, for Millikin. The plan was so successful that it will be continued next year. One hundred one THE MILLIDEK BOARD Top Row — Scott, Richardson, Deetz, Edwards, Parker, Hartman Second Row — Goerges, Ditto, Scott, Lobenstein Third Row — Curl, Baker, Davis, Miller Fourth Row — Jones, Hampton, Mills, Withrow, Lowry, Knapp THE 1924 MILLIDEK Thelma. W. Scott Thomas Hartman . . . . Editor Business Manager Associate Editor Edith Parker Art Advertising Edwin Goerges Frank Scott Bernice Deetz Thomas Edwards Athletics Class Editor Twila Miller Floyd Curl Helen Lobenstein Kodak Organizations Ruth Withrow Marjory Lowry Ronald Mills Jokes Clair Webb Knapp Ida Baker Literary Helen Richardson Conservatory Rebecca Ditto Calendar Idelia Davis Helen Jones The 1924 Millidek had a distinct advantage in that it had such splendid traditions to maintain. Every Millidek must be a distinct im- provement over the preceding one, and each book the best ever, so that each year the ingenuity of the Junior class is taxed to its utmost. But this year the class had unusual talent to select from. The art work in the 1924 Millidek produced by Bernice Deetz, cannot be equaled by amateur work in any annual produced by colleges twice the size of Millikin. The colored division pages, the faculty and senior panels, the tail pieces, are all the product of her originality and artistic ability. Ronald Mills proved himself a spry and competent snapshot photographer. Tom Edwards did his share in cleverly mounting the snaps. Ida ' Baker and Clair Webb Knapp introduced many new features in the joke section. Floyd Curl handled the Men ' s athletics, and Helen Lobenstein the Wo- men ' s, in a painstaking, careful way that required hours of conscientious effort. Harold Barber is responsible for the illustrations in the joke sec- tion and calendar. Helen Richardson, Twila Miller, Josephine Sturgeon, Marjory Hampton, and Edith Parker in the writing and assembling of their material, did invaluable work not only in handling their own de- partments but as " pinch hitters " in time of need. For the loyal support of the Junior class the 1924 Millidek staff is grateful, as well as for the advice and aid of Miss Lutz, Miss Robbins, and Mr. Cole as faculty advisors. 1 (Og TOg One hundred Top Row — Ditto, Felix, Baumgarten, M. Bottom Row — Parker, Moffett, Baumgarten, R. Officers Jane Felix Clakence Smith .... Ruth Baumgarten . . . Milton Baumgarten . . One hundred four , . President Vice President . . Secretary Treasurer THE ENGLISH CLUB The year 1922- ' 23 has been memorable in the activities of the English Club. The big project for the year is the English Seminar. The plans, which were designed by Leon Pescheret, Chicago decorator, have been supervised by the members of the English department, assisted by Miss Robbins. The Seminar is to be harmonious and restful, but it is also to be inspiring, with an atmosphere conducive to study. This is to be effected by a rug to soften sounds, blending colors in walls, woodwork, and draperies; by low bookshelves, and gracefully proportioned furnish- ings of easy chairs and study tables with their shaded reading lamps. In addition to the Seminar plans, the English Club has continued its usual activities. The year began with a luncheon held at the apart- ment shared by Esther Biggs and Ruth Shuman. The year ' s program was discussed and new officers elected. The club was in strumental in bringing Kate Upson Clark to Mil- likin to give her lecture on Jane Austin. The annual party was given by Miss Lutz at her home on Oak Crest, where the guests were delighted by an account of the hostess ' recent European trip. A luncheon has been given at the Yellow Lantern for the two English professors who have appeared as extension lecturers, Dr. Myra Reynolds of Chicago University, and Dallas Lore Sharp, of the University of Boston. Mr. Hardy ' s lecture on " Pepy ' s Diary " was the first of a series which will conclude the year ' s program. One hundred five THE MILLIKIN BAND Top Row — Shirk, English, Vonckx. Shirk Second Row — Kubitz, DeBeer, Hall, Payson, Deatherage. Stanley Third Row — Cripe, Goerges, Norris, Webb, LaBaare. Coe, Swarm Cornets Edwin Shirk Paul Evans Clarence Swarm Altos Henry Hall Chester Staley Floyd Deatherage Saxaphones Harvey Wilson Louis Stanley Claire Knapp Bass Oscar Kubitz Drums Leslie Cripe Albert Russell Clarinets Robert Coe Gerald Norris Fred LaBarre Karl Webb Trombones Newell Vonckx Gilbert Payson Thomas Blake Baritones Richard Shirk John DeBeer Piccolo Edwin Goerges Drum Major Lindsay English One hundred six THE MILLIKIN BAND Officers First Semester Lowell Potts Gilbert Payson KAEL WE3B . . . President Business Manager . Director Second Semester — Under Reorganization Gilbert Payson President Edwin Goerges . . . Business Manager G. C. Rich Director The band was fortunate this year in having fourteen men who had been previous year ' s members return to school. At the first meeting early in the year, these old men men and seven new members of the freshman class reported. This gave the organization a good membership and a comprehensive instrumentation to start with. Organization was specdilv effected, and rehearsals begun in preparation for the coming football games. The officers elected were : Lowell Potts, president ; Gilbert Payson, business manager; and Karl Webb, director. The band made it first appearance at the initial foctball game on the home field, and throughout the season the band was present at every home game. One trip was taken during the fall when a special train of loyal Millikin rooters, accompanied by the band, journeyed to Wesleyan to support the team against the old rivals. At Bloomington even bad weather dampened not the band spirit. Due to an injury received earlier in the year, Lowell Potts was unable to be in school the second semester, and it was decided to reorganize the band with Prof. Casey as advisor and sponsor. A meeting was held and new officers elected. They were: Gilbert Payson, president; Edwin Goerges, business manager; and G. C. Rich, a musiiian of note, residing in the city, director. The first appearance under the new organization was at the Gym Fes- tival when the band led the grand march. At the Millikin Interscholastic the band lent its cheer and pep to make the track and field meet a bigger and better occasion. But the thing that the organization was preparing for during the entire semester was the commencement procession which was led by the band, playing a stately grand march, from the Conservatory to the Liberal Arts Hall. Here ended the history of the band for this school year, and although several members will be lost by graduation it is expected that many of the members will return to school and that the organization will be bigger, better, and stronger than ever next year. DRAMATIC CLUB Top Row — Crowder, Barber, Felix Bottom Row — Curl, Hart, Ditto Officers Harold Barber President Rebecca Ditto Vice President Jane Felix Secretary Herschel Hart Treasurer Helen Crowder Inner Guard Floyd Curl Outer Guard One hundred eight DRAMATIC CLUB The Millikin Dramatic Club has been active this year. Not only have they produced two clever plays, but also they have had social meetings, organized the " Inner Circle " and adopted pins. The first play produced by the Club was the " Charm School, " the Homecoming play on Friday evening, November 3. Miss Eliza Thomas coached the play and all the Homecoming Millikinites who attended the play conceded that it was one cf the best plays offered for some t ime. The cast for the " Charm School " : Austin Bevins Vernon Hale Elise Dorothy Davis David McKenzee . . . Clarence Deakins George Boyd Warren Corley Tim Dean Clark Jim James McGill Homer Johns Robert Wait Miss Hayes Idelia Davis Miss Curtis Geneva Tucker Sally Clarissa Flennikin Muriel Grace Moore Ethel Doris Lowe Alix Adeie Rattan Lillian Dories Stutzman Madge Rosalia McCambridge Dotsy Elizabeth Connard Moore, Connard, McCambridge Davis, Rattan, Stutzman, Lowe. Flcnniken Logan One hun n am HP j ASSES ' Wait, Magill, Hale, Corley, Deakins, Logan On February the fourth the Dramatic Club had a dinner at the Yellow Lantern at which time the new officers were elected and the list of those admitted to the " Inner Circle " because of some distinctive work for the Club, was read. Those chosen were: Dorothy Davis Norma Brown Dories Stutzman Robert Wait John Taylor Temple Alexandar Rebecca Ditto Carol Propst Harold Barber Idelia Davis Oscar Anderson Clarence Deakins Geneva Tucker Mary Monser Thelma Deetz Christine Busbey Vernon Hale Bernice Deetz Twila Miller Rosalia McCambridge Esther Biggs Jane Felix Leitha Schroll Virginia Reinhardt The pins for the Club members are tiny silver comic masks, while those of the " Inner Circle " have green jewelled eyes. On February 23 " Believe Me Xantippe " was presented in a truly finished way. Miss Eliza Thomas also coached this play. The exciting adventures, resulting from a bet by George McFarland that he could commit a crime and elude capture for one year, coupled with his amusing expression " Believe me Xantippe, " form the plot of this clever comedy. The cast for the play was: Dolly Idelia Davis Martha La Verne Ward THORNT Vernon Hale Sole Oscar Anderson Sheriff Kammon .... Warren Corley Jailor Wrenn .... Floyd Deatherage Simp J. B. Austin William Edwin Griswold George McFarland .... Robert Wait One hundred ten ORGANIZATIONS Tony Sarg ' s Marionettes came to Millikin for a day this year, and we were properly captivated and charmed by these little waxen, wooden and painted figures. Had they been real little people they could hardly have enchanted us more, or taken a greater hold upon our imaginations. Yet we have Marionettes here on our campus with us. Did you ever stop to think that the organizations on our campus are nothing more or less than Marionettes? They cannot see, breathe or feel; they cannot walk or talk or move; nor can they dress themselves in gorgeous dresses, in glittering swords and (s hields, in plumed hats or velvot trousers as real human folk; nevertheless they are a perfectly tangible, I may say, I think, a visible part of the college life. Organizations, in themselves, are as powerless as the tiny Marion- ettes ; it is the people behind them that make them count: — the people who wash and paint their faces, comb their hair, put on their galoshes, make their clothes, and pull the strings that make them move. Without people to work for them day and night, organizations would be fut e and powerless. Just like Marionettes, organizations are captivating, vivid, brilliant and expressive; and so realistically do they play their part, and so large and so human do they seem after we have watched them for awhile, that we lose sight of the fact that it is after all the individuals who pull the strings. These tiny little dressed-up figures bring a large part of the glamour and gayety, and certainly much true achievement to our campus. It is certain that they dance real dances, sing real songs, brandish real swords, and ride real hobby horses. They play a definite role here at Millikin; they are joyous and worth while, and contribute a great deal to our campus life, but let ' s not forget that it ' s the people who pull the strings that really count. Organizations are only Marionettes after all. — Josephine Sturgeon. One hundred twelve I A4I LLr I DEK 1 MASONIC CLUB Tod Row — Parks, Gillesme, Curry, Mitchell, Downey Second Row— Dieterick, Staley, Fox, Rodgers, Harwood Third Row — Young, Scott, Bacon, Edwards Fourth Row — Weber, Pierce, Henderson, Ransom, Hahn Officers Walter G. Mitchell .... President Arthur G. Bacon . . Secretary-Treasurer One hundred thirteen Li I DEK PI MU THETA Top Row — Hayes, Conant, Davis Second Row — Felix, Brown Third Row — Parkinson. Merritt, Biggs Fourth Row — Regan, Shuman One hundred fourteen { A4ILL1DEK u " yww ; .: PI MU THETA Honorary Senior Fraternity Founded November 13, 1912 Faculty Advisor — Professor L. B. Henderson Colors— Millikin Blue and White Flower — Red Rose Officers Esther Biggs President Helen Regan Vice President Helen Hayes Secretary Gladys Sanders Treasurer Ruth Shuman Marshall Jane Felix Chairman Student Service Dorothy Davis Social Chairman Member on Faculty Dr. Grace Patten Conant Members Helen Ambie Hayes Ruth Shuman Dorothy Davis Margaret Merritt Jane Felix Helen Regan Norma Brown Gladys Sanders Helen Parkinson Esther Biggs One hundred fifteen ALPHA CHI OMEGA Top Row — Givens, Stutzman, Poppenhouse. Regan, H., Whittle, Willey Second Row — Henry, Richardson, Potter, Maclntyre, Snyder Third Row — Leseman, Douglas, Deetz, B., Humphrey, Boone, Clark Fourth Row — Regan, E., Foran, Dobson, Hornback Fifth Row — Deetz, T., Herbert, Burleigh, States, Rankin, Sigler Sixth Row — Lowry, Eaton, Peers, Porter, Davis Seventh Row — Rattan, Parkinson, H., Bates, Denny, Parkinson, M., Holbrook One hundred sixteen — ,r Alpha chi omega Founded at De Paw University, 1885 Upsilon Chapter Installed at James Millikin University May 9, 1913 Colors — Scarlet and Olive Green Flower — Scarlet Carnation Faculty Advisor — Mrs. Isabella Thompson Machan Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cruikshank Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Irving Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Greider Mrs. Belle Meredith Member on Faculty Miss Emma Bates Robbins Helen Regan Helen Eaton Bernice Deetz Lucille Henry Janet Humphrey Marjorie Lowry Mildred Bates Dorothy Clark Bernice Douglas Mary Foran Louiso Givens Edith Regan Dories Stutzman Evelyn Denny Geneva Herbert Ferrol Leseman Seniors Dorothy Davis Juniors Sophomores Irene Willey Freshmen Ethel Ray Snyder Pledge Marjorie Dobson Thelma Deetz Helen Parkinson Margaret Mclntyre Lucille Poppenhouse Helen States Helen Richardson Francis Sigler Martha Holbrook Margaret Hornback Geneva Porter Virginia Potter Adelc Rattan Harriet Whittle Margaret Parkinson Mary Peers Ruth Rankin hundred seventeen DELTA DELTA DELTA M.I LL. DELTA DELTA DELTA Founded in Boston, Thanksgiving Eve, 1888 Sixty-three Active Chapters Delta Epsilon Chapter Established May 25, 1912 Colors — Silver, Gold and Blue Flower — Pansy Faculty Advisor— Luther B. Henderson Patrons and Patronesses ST ' M SU 1ST Mr. and Mrs- J. I Sand 5S r - 3 5 ' T L Evans Mrs. Harriet Amsden El and Uli. W. R. Sskks Dr. Grace Fatten Conant Davida McCaslin Ruth Shuman Thelma Elliott Erna Pritchett Edith Parker Members on Faculty Susan Jane Wilson Seniors Juniors Irene Shepherd Sophomores Rosalia McCambridge Louise Ray Sylvia Kennelly Lucile Ryman Marjory McGuire Ethel Jury Freshmen Pledges Amelia Dchm Bonnie Blackburn Margaret Merritt Arna Kiddoo Rosemary Wallace Virginia Reinhardt Esther Hart Christine Ryman Edna Earle Weld Edith Weller Helen Lowe PI BETA PHI Top Row — Nottingham, Thompson. Hayes. McDonald, Flenniken Second Row — Beall, Jones, Priestley. Robinson. Landon Third Row — Crowder, Dewein. Davis, Miller Fourth Row — Shorb, Scott, T.. Sullivan, Tucker. Kline Fifth Row — Brosseau, Kuhlman. Scott. Z., Houghton. Lanigan hundred twenty PI BETA PHI Founded at Monmouth College 1867 Illinois Eta Chapter Installed at James Millikin University March 29, 1912 Colors — Wine and Silver-Blue Flower — Wine Carnation Faculty Advisor — Dr. James Harvey Ransom Honorary Patronesses Mrs. A. R. Taylor Dr. Grace Patton Conant Mrs. A. T. Mills Mrs. W. W- Smith Patronesses Mrs. W. S. Shellabarger Mrs. Robert Mueller Mrs. C. A. Gill Mrs. F. M. Anderson Mrs. H. M. Owen Members on Faculty Caroline Stookey Lutz Lelah Belle Davis Mrs Charles Powers Mrs. Elizabeth Wells Miss Maria Buckingham Miss Nita Clark Mary Belle Price Seniot Helen Ambie Hays Margaret Dewein Elizabeth Landon Helen MacDonald Helen Alice Robinson Vida Thompson Mabel Nottingham Alsace Sullivan Dorothy Shorb Geneva Tucker Zelma Scott Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Ellen Kline Kathryn Priestley Thelma Scott Helen Crowder Twila Miller Helen Jones Marguerite Chamberlain Margaret Lanigan Erma Beall Denise Brosseau Miriam Kuhlman Nellora Houghton Pledges Clarissa Flenniken Idelia Davis One hundred twenty-one One hundred twenty-two THETA GAMMA Founded March 27, 1921 Colors — Orchid Gold and White Flower— Lily-of-the-Valley Faculty Advisor — Dr. Elton R. Darling Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Mills Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Jack Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wood Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Wood Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Harris Dr. and Mrs. Chestetn Smith Member on Faculty Gladys Sanders Mildred Stone Jane Felix Seniors Berneice Torman Wilma Delassus Gladys Sanders Christine Busbey Rebecca Ditto Helen Hutchinson Karlene Hughey Doris Lowe Adelle Braden Vernet Anderson Grace Moore Ruth Traughber Olive Hart Juniors Sophomores Alberta Magnussen Freshmen Modesta Scott Helen Jacobs Vera Rodgers Elizabeth Beazley Lillian Thomas Mildred Beckwith Ruth Slater Helen Ingham Ora Edgar Ruth Daniel One hundred twenty-three ZETA TAU ALPHA ne hundred twenty-four ZETA TAU ALPHA Founded at Virginia State Normal October 25, 1898 Thirty-three Active Chapters Installed James Millikin University 1912 Colors — Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray Flower — White Violet Faculty Advisor — Miss Eugenia Allin Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cruickshank Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pogue Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Harrold Mr. and Mrs. E. Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ahrens Mr. and Mrs. George Moellei Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Prentice P. Irving Helen Ingersoll Helen Coffey Mildred Stokes Ella Grimsley Ruth Withrow May Myers Linda Kleiner Carol Propst Bernice Mat f es Dorothy Harrold Margaret Howells Janice Richeson Ethel Humphries Member on Faculty Miriam Curdling Seniors Juniors Sophomores Lucile McHard Freshmen Leitha Schroll Faye Coffey Mary Stouffer Marjory Hampton Iva Bromley Gladys Harrold Virginia O ' Dell Stella Smith Juanita Wikoff Dorothv Odor Alice Maxon Eleanor Scranton Margaret Neeld Pledge Catherine Cox One hundred twenty-five MJ LL, I DEK )I H SIGMA ALPHA IOTA Top Row — Johnson, Carson, Deakins, Powell, Grosberg, Work Second Row — Beard, Hughey, Weiler, Schumacher, Birkett Third Row — Von Almen, Brown, F , Fiske, Royce, Brown, R., Dorsey Fourth Row — Lyons, Crimslev, Caldwell. Phillis Fifth Row — Meleher, Moffett, Henton, Miller, Thomas, Mosbarger Seventh Row — Orr, Thompson, Requarth, Llovd, Aber Eighth Row — Hickman, Record, Hannant, Green, Hill, Hartfelter One hundred twenty-six SIGMA ALPHA IOTA Founded at University School of Music at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1903 Nu Chapter Established at Millikin 1917 Colors — Crimson and White Flower — Red Rose Faculty Advisor — Professor W. B. Olds Patrons and Patronesses Professor and Mrs. D. M. Swarthout Professor and Mrs. W. B. Olds Professor and Mrs. Max Von Lewen Swarthout Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Huston Mr. and Mrs. Edward Powers Associate Members Mrs. Edith C. Ridgely Mrs. Florence Royce Miss Eloise Loyd Chapter Honorary Members Gladys Swarthout Kern Esther Requarth Members on Faculty Florence Brown Ruth Brown Sylvia Fisk Fredarieka Green Wilma Moffett Anna Mae Birkett Helene Grosberg Margaret Grimsley Lola Aber Pearl Carson Helen Dorsey Veda Hannant Edna Hickman Mary Edith Caldwell Wilma Hughey Seniors Juniors Sophomores Helena Hartfelter Helen Hill Edna Deakins Freshmen Charlotte Work Pledges Marjorie Powell Jessie Weiler Grace Record Eloise Lloyd Esther Requarth Florence Royce Zorah Miller Jewelle Orr Gladys Phillis Doris Lvons Marie Melcher Vivienne Mosbarger liana Schumacher Viola Von Almen Ruth Johnson Kathleen Thompson Gaynell Beard Pauline Henton Faye Thomas One hundred twenty-seven DELTA SIGMA PHI Top Row — Steele, Taylor, J., Jokisch, Taylor, R. Second Row — Dieterich, Keith, Boza, Smith, C., Ryan Third Row — Armstrong, Alexander, T., Mills, R., Ziegler, Wait, Rogers Fourth Row — Seligman, Hale, Gibson, Chestnut Fifth Row — Anderson. Barnes, Chamblin, Harwood, LaPlante, Rosebraugh Sixth Row — Baker-, Short, Moffett, Baldwin, Smith, S. Seventh Row — Alexander, P., Barth, Walley, Venters, Bates, Taylor One hundred twenty-eight DELTA SIGMA PHI Founded at the College of the City of New York 1899 Thirty-five Active Chapters Alpha Lambda Chapter Installed at James Millikin University April 16, 1921 Colors — Nile Green and White Flower — White Carnation Faculty Advisor— Dean Albert Taylor Mills Members on Faculty Prof. W. B. Olds Dr. Elton R. Darling Seniors John T. Taylor Lloyd Moffett Robert Wait Juniors Oscar Anderson Temple Alexander Robert Armstrong Warren Barnes Harold Barth William Baker Truman Galloway DeWitt Dieterich Vernon Hale Herschel Hart Winfield Harwood Raymond Meiners Verice Rogers Clarence Smith Clarence Steele Earl Rosebraugh Sophomores Samuel Smith George Taylor Russell Gibson Louis Mesenkop Leslie Seligman Paul Smallwood Neil Venters Harlan Walley Freshmen Paul Alexander John Baldwin Robert G. Chamblin Lynn Chestnut Charles Keith Harry Ziegler Edwin Jokisch James Ryan Robert Taylor Georg e Short Pledges Lawrence Blotter Donald Bates Ronald Mills Roger La Plante One hundred thirty L I D E K KAPPA DELTA CHI Founded at The James Millikin University Colors — Orange and Blue Flower — Pink Carnation Faculty Advisor — Professor Bellis R. J. Murphey Members on Faculty G. A. Weber R. R. Young Alumni Patrons and Patronesses and Mrs. H. W. Mc David Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Colby and Mrs. W. R. Mc Gaughey Mr. and Mrs. Nelhs Parkinson Mr. and Mrs. Forrest File Seniors Clark Logan Juniors John P. Rodger Le Faye Brown W. Frederick Seyfer J. Neil. Arrington Charles E. Maxwell Wayne F. Bowman Gustave A. Weber W. Meredith Week Ray H. Meyers Rich ard D. Head Charles Fields Lynn Clarkson Leslie B. Cripe James F. Magill Sophomores Albert Record Freshmen Pledges J. Edwin Griswold Mason Pearce Laird Folrath Chester L. Staley Milton D. Forsyth Lindsey C. English Rex Millikin Alvin E. Rose John Schulenburg Percy Welcome James MacAnulty One hundred thirty-two I LL PSI LAMBDA CHI Founded at James Millikin University, Thanksgiving Day, 1922 Colors — Sapphire Blue and Scarlet Flower — Sweet Pea Faculty Advisor — Professor Alexander P. Kelso Patrons and Patronesses Dr. and Mrs. Chesteen Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hardy Juniors Earl Holeman Gerald Norris J. B. Austin Sophomore Clyde Thorpe Freshmen Sidney Cotton Ralph Combs Claude Bailey Paul Neff SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON One hundred thirty-four SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON Founded at the University of Alabama March 9, 1856 Ninety-four Active Chapters Illinois Delta Chapter Installed January 14, 1911 Colors — Purple and Gold Flower — Violet Faculty Advisor— Dr. W. W. Smith 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 Member on Faculty William Watson Selvage T. Dale Yoder Herman V. Pfeffer Frank Hoskins Claude Berry David Jones Percy S. Wood Welby Abrams Sheridan Johns Joe Cash Willis O ' Bannon Hubert Douglas George Knapp Hamlin Mertens Seniors Juniors Scphcmcres Freshmen Louis Burwell Sir Walter Scott Clarence Dcakins Clair Webb Knapp, Jr. Donald J- Lindley Whea f on Allen Fred La Barre Forrest Martin Brooks Wilson Pobert Coe Glenn Baker Rolland Johnson Wayne Ash Walter Claggett LL,I DEK )jg TAU KAPPA EPSILON 0 Top Row — Damp, Goerges, Schultz, Lewis, Norwine, Rolland Second Row — Jonhstone, Bacon, Scott, Combs. Edwards Third Row — Payson, Wilkes, Hartman, Schroll Fourth Row — Parker, Harris, McGhee, Downey, Padgett Fifth Row — Stanley, Leonard, Corley, Miller, Day, Wylie Sixth Row — DeBeer, Curl, Waldron, Evans, Liestman, Barber Oho hundred thirty-six 2, 4 TAU KAPPA EPSILON Founded at Illinois Wesleyan University, January 10, 1899 Nineteen Active Chapters Beta Chapter Installed 1909 Colors — Cherry and Gray Flower — Red Carnation Faculty Advisor — Mr. Fred D. Townsley Patrons and Patronesses Professor and Mrs. M. L. Swarthout Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Taylor .Members on Faculty Professor William C. Casey Seniors Lester J. Schroll Fayette E. Norwine Professor Carl I. Head Gilbert T. Payson J. T. Wilkes Lyle W. Downey Juniors Albion Leonard Thomas H. Hartman Thomas A. Edwards Arthur G. Bacon Stafford Simer Gilbert L. Parker Clifton J. Wylie Rolland L. Moar Ralph Damp Louis Stanley Corwin Lewis John Miller Harold Liestman Loren Combs Sophomores Freshmen Pledges Kelso B. Schultz Frank B. Scott Floyd Curl Edwin H. Goerges William Harris John De Beer Warren Corley Kenneth Waldron Paul Evans Harold Barber George Reese John Mc Ghee Stanley Day Torrence Padgett One hundred thirty-seven One hundred thirty-eight GAMMA EPSILON TAU Founded March 23, 1921 Colors — Black and White Flower — White Rose Officers Elizaeeth Landon President Bernice Torman .... Vice President Leitha Schroll Secretary Lester Schroll Treasurer Members on Faculty Dr. James H. Ransom Professor William Bellis Dr. Elton R. Darling Miss Olive M. Young Seniors Thelma Deetz Helen Parkinson Wilma Delassus Robert Wait Helen Hayes Lester Schroll Leitha Schroll Juniors Helen Clark Ora Fathauer Fave Coffev Vernon Hale Ella Grimslev Irene Shepherd Ralph Combs Elizabeth Landon One hundred thirty-nine One hundred forty ALPHA GANDA Founded at The James Millikin University, November 12, 1922 Colors — Blue and White Flower — Forget-me-not Faculty Advisor — Professor Arthur Hahn Patron Mr. Archer T. Davis Members William Hamel Robert Shoppel Kenneth Constant This organization has struggled under constant difficulties this year due to the fact that it is not recognized by the faculty. Then the house has needed constant repair, the cook has been unruly, and some trouble was had with the freshmen. The organization deserves only the highest praise for its loyalty to Millikin and to the Juniors. One hundred forty-one One hundred forty-two TREES I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth ' s sweet flowing breast ; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray ; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair ; Upon whose bosom snow has lain ; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. Joyce Kilmer. One hundred forty-three THE SPIRIT OF MILLIKIN The Spirit of Millikin is exemplified and maintained by its students. The friendliness, intimacy, and good fel- lowship existing at Millikin make it possible for us to know each other personally. The man and woman elected by all the students by vote in mass meeting as the most popular were Lester J. Schroll and Thelma W. Scott. Rosalia McCambridge and Denise Brosseau were the two women selected by a committee representative of faculty and students as the two most beautiful women at Millikin. Lester J. Schroll Rosalia McCambridge Denise Brosseau T helm a Scott One hundred forty-five ATHLETICS Another year with its successes and its near-successes, its ups and its downs, its brilliancies and its commonplaces has duly registered its mark on Old Man Time ' s Log Book. The entry is recorded in a youthful, spirited hand which exudes a satisfaction as of work well done, a big assignment creditably completed, but which nevertheless breathes a pro- phecy that next year, and the next, and the next will each eclipse the previous. As one scans this Log Book one unconsciously associates the brilliancies and the successes of one ' s college life with the athletic team which represented Millikin during those years. Real college spirit is never so manifest as when the team is fighting for the honor of the school, outscored sometimes, sometimes outplayed, but never outfought! That in itself is success. Green material, lack of experienced men — these have been but a challenge to Millikin spirit, a challenge which will never fail to bring out the best there is in one. Truly, if athletics never accomplish a single other end their existence is fully justified when they instil into a man the grit and the spirit which keep him coming back into the game until he drops. Linked inseparably with this indomitableness of spirit is the ideal of clean, wholesome, fair play. Millikin has been in deed fortunate in always having had big men in charge of her athletics, men who have used their power of supervision to the best advantage in ever holding this ideal paramount. They have helped to make her name stand for the highest meaning of the word sportsmanship. We are proud of our athletic . ' records. We are proud that the years have builded a sentiment which backs every man on the squad, from lowliest scrub to most scintillating star, winning or losing. But we are not going to coast. Onward and upward, for Millikin spirit is coming into its own. J. Edwin GriswoLd. DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Norman G. Wann was born in the town of Waterman, Indiana. He lived there a few years and moved to Ridgefarm, Illinois. Wann entered the Friends Academy and played on the football, basketball, baseball and track teams. In the fall of 1903 Norman entered Earlham College, and while there was a letter man in track, football, and base- ball. After leaving Earlham, Wann be- came director of athletics at Ottawa Uni- versity, Ottawa, Kansas. He was there two years, and put out winning teams. From Ottawa Wann went to Bethany College, Lindsbourg, Kansas. Here he produced a championship team, winning all but one game in the season. In the fall of 1910 he was freshman coach at Purdue, and from there he went to Ashland, Wisconsin. He was in charge of the physical education of the grades and high school. In the fall of 1911 he took the same position at Terre Haute, In- diana. He had charge of twenty-five grade schools and coached all the athletics at Wiley High School. In the fall of 1915 Norman came to Millikin. He has been here since that time, with the exception of thirteen and a half months spent in the service of the Y.W.C.A. as director. While in France Wann coached some of the best athletes of the country : Chas. Paddock, Teshner, Madden, Spinks, and many other noted American runners. He supervised the building of twelve athletic fields for the soldiers. After coming back to Millikin, Wann started putting out champion- ship teams again, both in football and basketball. As the coach of all the teams, Wann has been recognized as the best mentor in the Little Ninteen Conference. In the seven years that Wann has been at Millikin, he has made a fine record for himself and for the school. His percentage for the football teams in those years is .836. The percentage for championships is .915. In the seven years Millikin has played 60 games with a total score of 1789 to 299 for the opponents. In the conference games Millikin scored 1520 to 145 for the opponents. This is an average of 35 to 6 points for each game. Year Won Lost Tied Pet. 1915 5 2 1 .714 1916 8 0 1 .1000 1917 7 1 0 .875 1919 9 0 0 .1000 1920 9 0 0 .1000 1921 5 2 1 .714 1922 3 4 2 .428 One hundred forty-eight M CLUB Fred Seyfer President Tom Hartman Vice President Neil Arrington .... Secretary-Treasurer The Varsity M Club, an organization of recent years, was again revived this spring by a number of letter men who were anxious to see the organization function in a spirited manner. The main purpose of the club is to promote and encourage the interest in athletics. One of the desires of the organization is to preserve good traditions and a whole- some spirit in intercollegiate competition among the students of the University. Although very little has been known by the student body of the work of this organization, it has discussed some of the greater problems of the athletic activity of the University. It is the desire of this group of men to not only stimulate intercollegiate competition but to urge and help in the development of intramural or mass athletics. In other words, to bring about athletic competition to the weakest and strongest members of the student body. The letter men feel that there is a great opportunity for this line of activity in the University. One of the most notable achievements of the M Club this spring was the successful manner in which they officiated at the third Millikin Interscholastic. The fourth interscholastic figures prominently in the many plans which the officers are formulating for the assurance of a very successful year in 1923-24. Ton Row Young Harrison, Wilson, Griswold, Maxwell, Welcome, Roberts, Hartman. Smith Second Row— Cross Pfeffer, Pearce, Sevfer, Schroll, Taylor, Schultz, Curl, Schulenberg Third Row — Brown Weilepp, Carp, Parkinson, Douglas, Fields, Arrington, Games, Rose One hundred fort K THE FOOTBALL SQUAD LKSTER SCHROLL Captain JACK SOLLARS Captain-elect I. I. A. C. Standing Teams Won Lost Tied Lombard 3 0 0 Lake Forest 10 1 Millikin 3 11 Eureka 5 2 0 Illinois Wesleyan 5 2 0 Illinois College 3 2 0 Carthage 3 2 0 Charleston Ill De Kalb Normal Ill Monmouth 2 3 0 Lincoln 2 3 0 Shurtleff 12 0 Knox 13 0 State Normal 13 3 Augustana 14 0 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .750 .714 .714 .600 .600 .500 .500 .400 .400 .333 .250 .250 .200 Scores Teams Millikin Opponents Depauw 0 30 Purdue 0 10 Knox 3 0 Wabash 0 55 DeKalb 15 0 Augustana 18 0 Wesleyan 0 6 Rolla Miners 6 6 Lake Forest 6 6 4 One hundred fifty THE FOOTBALL SEASON When the football season of 1922 in the Illinois Intercollegiate Con- ference passed into history, three outstanding features were indelibly im- pressed upon the minds of those who had been fortunate enough to follow the teams closely. These three were the splendid class of football, the true sportsmanship displayed, and the tremendous interest manifested m America ' s premier college pastime, as shown by record attendance at gan Tn the final analysis there is one of these three that really counts— sportsmanship. This— a true trait of character— will be shown m the battled life that will follow the closing chapter of the college career of each athlete, for, as someone so aptly penned: " When the Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He writes, not whether you won or lost, but how yow played the game. " The splendid sportsmanship in the LI.A.C. football is due to two things-the general uplift of the game through better coaching, and a desire on the part of present-day coaches to have clean football, and the be er spirit shown to opposing teams and rooters by the players and tS entire student body of each institution. There was a time when this was not the ' case but as time goes on college students realize more fully that true sportsmanship means " more to them than the mere winning or LlTeatnt— le for the many upsets it entailed throughout the nation, Millikin again came to the front as a championship cont ? in the 1 1 A C. Getting away to a tardy start and reaching form later ihe Blue and T White machine, guided by Coach Norman G Wann, fooled the sport followers in developing into one of the strongest teams m the conference after a mediocre season had been predicted. Top Row-Mg, Bacon, Keith, Rogers, Lacharite, Carp, Knapp, Ewers, Simpson, Seyfer, Bottom Row-m£hI£ ISP, Arrin.ton, Harper, Sollars, Weilepp, Capt. Sehroll, Maxwell, Bowman. Harrison, Hartman One hundred REVIEW OF THE SEASON De Pauw 30-0 Fighting beneath a tropical sun, the Blue and White football team lost their first game of the season to the Depauw Tigers at Greencastle, 30-0. They hit the Millikin line and ripped its left side for long gains, and by the forward pass game, gained a victoiy. Two fumbles and several penalties cost the Tigers several yards. Millikin opened the game by punting to DePauw who returned the ball 35 yards. After an exchange of punts DePauw hit the Millikin line and Fitzpatrick came out of the en- tanglement and raced 40 yards for the first score of the game. Their kicker was rushed and failed to make the extra point. The second score came on a forward pass and again the kicker was unable to place the ball over the bar. The Tigers smothered the attempts of the Blue and White team in the second half when they started a for- ward pass game. None of our passes were completed, but instead were intercepted or blocked. Daniels hit the line in the third quarter for a touchdown, and Cap- tain Fischer ' s leg was injured so that he had to leave the game. In the last quarter a surplus of mass plays put the ball on the 10 yard line and Burton carried it over. Omerod, substituted for Nesbit in the final period, in- tercepted a Millikin pass and ran 33 yards for a touch- down. The Tiger men did not seem to have their " edu- cated toes " in training, as they missed five of the six times that they had to kick goal. Both teams put out all the fight they had, but the two weeks of extra training of the DePauw men showed them to be in much better condition than the Wann machine. There was plenty of punch and excitement in the first period, but owing to the great heat and the new uniforms, our men seemed to lose a lot of the pep. There were no outstanding stars in this game; every man gave and took all that he could stand. CAPT. SCHROLL Guard Purdue 10-0 Playing an excellent defensive game the Mil- likin fighting eleven held the strong Purdue football team to a 10-0 score on the slippery Indiana field. The Purdue team, doped to win by at least 50 points from the Blue and White team, was held for a single goal and drop kick. The Millikin eleven, entering the game as the under dogs, outplayed their heavier opponents throughout the contest, and stopped them four times when a touchdown threatened to ° ' o over. CAPT. -ELECT SOLLARS Tackle One hundred fifty-two Wellman, the big fullback, skirted our left end for an eight yard gain that gave them their goal. This was made in the first quarter of the game. The big team was held scoreless until the third period, when a drop kick was made by Howera in the third period. The first quarter started ouf f with a rush and the return of the ball by the Purdue team placed the ball in the center of the field. Millikin held, and Purdue kicked. A punting dual followed. By a series of cut-backs, the heavy team fought their way to the eight yard line, from where Wellman made the end run and score of the game. The second quarter was a punting dual which ended in Sollars making a name for himself as a with an " educated toe. " Jack was hurt in man this period and had to leave the game. Purdue did not threaten until late in the third quarter, when Bowman was forced to punt from the 15 yard line. The punt was blocked by a Purdue man, but Carp fell on the ball. In the last quarter of the game, the Blue and White team put up a real game of ball. They were on the opponents at all times and did not give them a chance to score. In this period Sollars came back into the game and showed that he could still play the game. Captain " Les " Schroll put up that same old silent, steady scrapping game at guard, and with the help of Carp and " Jack " formed the back- bone for the team that held the big and heavy Boilermakers to a small HARTMAN Fullback score. Knox 0-3 After playing three quarters on even terms with the opponents, Millikin gained a well earned victory over the Knox team, when Simpson booted a place kick over the bar in the last few minutes of the game. Knox came within scoring distance several times during the game, only to be turned back by that defense that made a name for the team at Purdue. The first period was a punting dual which ended with the ball in the center of the field. Then the Knox team opened up with an aerial attack, but they gained very little by it. The Millikin team played the old game of line plunges until the last period. In the third quarter the Knox team opened up with all that they had and were soon going slowly but surely down the field to the Millikin goal. All that our team could do did not sem to stop them. With the ball on the two yard line our team talked it over and with that old " do or die " spirit they held the Knox team for downs. Three times they had to hold on the one, two three yard lines. One hundred fifty-three The final period was Millikin ' s from the start to the finish. Knox spent most of her energy in the third quarter. By a series of passes Millikin took the ball within scoring distance but had to bo satisfied with a place kick. Three long passes, the first one from Harrison to Bowman and the last two with Charles Fields on the receiving end, advanced the Blue and White to the eight yard line. Knox held, and Millikin was forced to a place kick, but Simpson missed his first try. Knox then punted and the Millikin team completed a number of good passes that put them on the ten yard line. This time Simpson did not miss and the ball went over for the only counter of the game. There was no time for any more tries for scores, as the time was up. Tom Hartman ' s work at fullback was a feature of the game. Not only did he buck the line and back it up in defense, but his rims that looked as sure scorers were the thrillers of the game. Carp and " Buddy " were the other flashes of the game. Both men played like giants. MAXWELL Center Wabash 55-0 Fighting to the last minute, the valiant Blue and White players lost to the " Little Giants, " 55-0. Although out- classed and outplayed, the team kept up their fight. Wann used every man that he had in the contest, but none of the combinations seemed to stop the on- slaught of the " Big Reds. " The Blue and White started a good offense after the kickoff which netted two first downs. On the next down a fumble was made, and the opponents recovered. Wabash, by the passing game, sent the ball to the three yard line, then sent their fullback throus-h for the counter. The second goal was made after two neat passes were completed, which put the ball on the two yard line. After this score, Millikin started for their goal, but again fumbles were costly, and put the ball in the hands of the opponents. They completed an- other pass and then a line plunge for their next tally. At 20-0, Wann sent in subs and started a passing game, but most of them were incomplete aerials. The men kept their opponents scoreless but could tally none for themselves. Simpson ' s kick failed by a few feet. After several long punts by both sides, the Wabash line held, and Millikin lost the ball on the fourth down close to her own goal line. A pass was completed and another seven points added to the score. Shortly hundred fifty-four after this Elliot grabbed a pass and ran thirty-five yards for another score. Millikin then buckled down and started another rally, a nice pass from Simpson to Fields being completed, and a fifteen yard gain by Hartman through the line making things look brighter for a score; but the Wabash line held, and Millikin was forced to kick. Again the punts were carried back to within passing distance, and another goal was marked up. In the final period, Wabash again broke loose and made another score. Schroll, Bowman, Carp, and Maxwell were the mainstays of the team. DeKalb Normal 0-15 Staging a real comeback, the Millikin team put over a victory by defeating the DeKalb Normal 15-0. That defense was on the job again and the teachers were unable to get through. On the offense, our men made some nice holes for the backs. In the first period, neither team seemed to be able to get together, but after " Jack " and his toe put over a drop kick, the sailing was easier. Millikin started a driving offense that took them to the goal line for the first goal of the season. Harper made a splendid thirty-five yard run, which was followed by a pass from Harrison to " Skinny " Taylor, who was standing behind the goal post. The second counter came in the third quarter after " Jack " booted a long one to McCabe, quarter for the teachers. McCabe fumbled, and Bowman scooped up the ball and ran thirty yards to the goal line. " Jack " missed the try for goal. But for penalties, Millikin would have scored in the last quarter. She would make a long gain, and then some official would call a Millikin man for a penalty. DeKalb threatened only twice. Once on the first period, with a place kick that fell short, and by a drop kick in the last period which also fell short. All of the men of the Blue and White squad played a good game. Harper was the sensation of the game, with three long runs and several short ones. " Buddy " also passed the time away by crawl- ing under and over the teachers ' big center. Both teams depended on the passing game most of the time. However, DeKalb was unable to complete her passes, as the Blue and White linemen were going through the opponents ' line and getting the passer before he could pick out his man. HARRISON Fullback One hundred fifty-fl ROGERS Quarterback Augustana 0—15 The old " grads " went back home with a smile of contentment on their faces after seeing their Alma Mater win from the " Swedes. " The game was the feature of the Homecoming. By the use of straight football in the first pe- riod, Wann ' s machine worked the ball down to the five yard line, and Rose went through the line for the first touchdo wn of the game. The Augies then braced up and held the Blue and White team in the center of the field for the rest of the quarter. In the second period, Simpson tried a place kick, but his toe failed him and we lost our chance to score in that quarter. In the third period, Harper opened up with a series of end runs and forward passes. They took the ball to the twelve yard line, but the " Swedes " braced up and held Millikin for downs. With the starting of the third quarter, Swedborg ' s bad kick left Millikin in a position to pass. Simpson sent a pretty pass over to Bowman for the touchdown. Again the poor kicking of the opponents put Milli- kin in position to score. By line plunges the ball was worked to the thirty yard line, and another pass from Simpson to Bowman gave us six more points. { The game was one of fumbles on both sides, and of sensational runs. First a fumble, then a long run by either Harper or Hartman. The team, as a whole, are to be commended upon their playing. They never allowed the " Swedes " to get within scoring distance of our goal. The playing of Hartman again featured. He was called on again and again to go through the line. Harper on the end runs evaded the tackles of the opponents, and went for great gains. Captain Schroll, Weilepp, Knapp, and Bowman stopped everything that tried to get through the line. Several men on the Augustana team were in- jured during the contest, and three of Millikin ' s men were helped off the field. Wesleyan 6—0 After fighting for three quarters, Millikin lost the first game to Wesleyan since 1915. Millikin held the Methodists on their six inch line three times in the third period, but lost the game on a blocked kick in the last period. The game was played in the rain, and on a slippery field. There was no certainty as to where the ball would go when kicked or passed. One hundred fifty-six ARRINGTON Guard In the first period Wesleyan backed the Millikin team to the six inch line, but Carp made a good tackle and Wesleyan was held for downs. The ' Blue and White team could not go with the ball when they got it, and the playing was in our territory the rest of the period. In the second period the Wesleyan team at- tempted to score twice, but penalties kept them from doing so. They made two neat gains that put the ball on the twenty yard line, where Gottschalk tried a field goal, but Schroll blocked it, and Hartman recovered it on the thirty-five yard line. A punting dual followed, with Sollars outkicking the Wesleyan man. The ball was in the center of the field at the end of the half. The punting dual was continued in the third period between Sollars and Zinzer. Wesleyan then completed several short passes and three end runs that put the ball on the eight yard line. Millikin held and " Jack " punted out of danger. The quar- ter ended with the ball on Millikin ' s thirty yard line. Gottschalk slipped through and blocked " Jack ' s " kick, and Belrose grabbed the ball and raced for the touchdown. The remainder of the game was Millikin ' s. A little hard luck kept the team from scoring. The ball was taken to the twelve yard line, and a forward pass intercepted. " Jack " Sollars, Schroll, Carp, and Arlington were the men in the line that caused the Wesleyan men their trouble. Harper and Hartman were the men that made Mil- likin ' s gains and stopped the end runs of Haussler. Rolla Miners 6-6 Millikin battled the Rolla team to a 6-6 tie at Rolla, on a muddy field. As in the case of the Wes- leyan game, the forward passes and end runs could not be depended upon to net as much yardage as the aerial attack. The Wann aggregation was the first to score, taking advantage of a fumbled punt in the first few minutes of play. Millikin took the ball on the eleven yard line, and with Harper and Simpson hitting the line, carried it to the five yard mark, and Hartman took it over for the score. The remainder of the period was a series of line plunges and a punting battle. In the second period Millikin played in Rolla ' s territory all the time, and threatened to score twice. Simpson put a long pass to Welcome, and the ball was on the twenty yard line. Rolla held for downs. Again Millikin took the ball from the middle of the field, and by passes, worked it down to the five yard line, and lost when a pass was intercepted. One hundred fifty-seven Rolla came back strong in the third period. They scored a few minutes after the quarter started. From a fake play a pass was made. the man running thirty yards for the goal. After that Rolla was never in a position to score. Both teams used the aerial offense the rest of the game. In the final quarter both teams settled down, and put out all of the football that they knew. Neither team could get within scoring distance. It was a fight royal. The men that helped in a big way to put over the score were Hartman with his line plunges. Harper and Rose with their end runs, and " Jack " Sollars with his extraordinary kicking. Captain Schroll and Arlington did not take the trip because of injuries received in the Wesleyan game. Outside of the fumbles made, people that saw the game decided that Millikin should have won by at least three touchdowns. Lake Forest 6-6 Millikin fought Lake Forest to a 6-6 tie on the J.M.U. field, in the last game of the season. It proved to be the hardest fought battle of the year. The game can be judged by the score. Millikin ' s score came in the first quarter, after a Millikin man intercepted a pass. The ball was worked down to the thirty yard line, where Bowman shot a pass to Hartman, netting 15 yards. The backs hit the line for good gains that gave Harper the chance to score from the four yard line. Two times during the game Millikin showed real defense when they held the Forest team on the two yard line. Lake Forest gained their touchdown in the sec- ond period. The ball was taken to the ten yard line by a series of line plunges, then a pass was shot over to a man behind the goal. The rest of the pe- riod was played in the center of the field. In the last half the game was fought with more zeal, and became much rougher than at any preced- ing time. Millikin started an aerial game that seemed almost impossible to stop, going from the center of the field to the ten yard line. With Har- rison and Bowman and Simpson all passing, the Forest team was in the air ; they did not know what to expect. As our team neared the goal, the Forest team seemed to have decided that each man should get a man and stick to him. The Blue and White team was unable to complete any more passes. In the last period it looked rather dark for Millikin, as the speedy HARPER Quarterback Stewart made some wonderful end runs, but was always stopped before reaching a point of danger. Several of our men were hurt during the fray. Rose was taken out with a bruised hip, Welcome twisted his ankle, Hartman sprained a shoulder, and Harper played with a bad ankle. GR1SWOLD Halfback SCHULENBERG Tackle WELCOME End One hundred fifty-nine THE BASKET BALL SQUAD CURL Captain ARRINGTON Captain-elect 1. 1. A. C. Standing Team Won Lost Pet. Wesleyan 12 2 .857 Bradley 10 2 .833 McKendree 4 1 .800 Carthage 8 2 .800 St. Viator 6 2 .750 Millikin, 8 6 .571 State Normal 8 6 .571 Lombard 4 3 .571 Monmouth 6 6 .500 Lincoln 6 8 .429 Illinois College 6 8 .429 Knox 3 4 .429 Augustana 5 7 .417 Eureka 4 12 .250 Scores Teams -Millikin Opponents Sparks 32 17 Lincoln 36 20 Charleston 21 17 Notre Dame 23 20 Sparks 30 14 Eureka 29 16 Bradley 26 28 St. Viator 18 19 Lake Forest 23 11 Knox 27 21 Wesleyan 19 25 St. Viator 21 20 Eureka 33 30 Wesleyan 31 24 Bradley 23 25 Augustana 36 24 Knox 21 26 One hundred sixty THE BASKET BALL SEASON This year ' s squad was remarkable for the number of men it con- tained who were really clever basketballers. In fact, throughout the season no man ' s berth was secure; there was always a husky freshman who showed up well enough to warrant being played if a " regular " slumped. Cutting the squad proved a most difficult task to the coach, and nearly every man on the squad was given a chance to make a name for himself on the court. A very encouraging fact is that of the squad, there was but one Junior, Captain Curl, who has the fortunate ability to come back year after year with a brand of basketball superior to the almost perfect game he played the year before. All of the other squad men are either freshmen or sophomores with a year or two years expe- rience behind them. We are expecting a great year for these lads next season, and if one may take this year as a criterion, there should be a mean struggle for places on next year ' s team. REVIEW OF THE SEASON Sparks 17-32 Millikin opened their season by defeating Sparks in a faster game than the score would indicate. Millikin had trouble hitting the basket in the first half, but came back hard for the big score. Sparks made six baskets to Millikin ' s sixteen. With Walley getting the tip-off, the offense had little trouble in getting through to the basket. Wann put in the subs in the last half, but every man put all the fight he had into the battle. Curl led the scoring with seven baskets and two free throws. Lincoln 20-36 Playing twelve men, Millikin won from the light Lincoln team by a nice score. The Lincoln gang did not offer much opposition to Wann ' s offense. Led by Walley, with five baskets, the team put upa good brand of basket ball. Bowman played his first game of the year, and looked very good. The Lincoln team was made up of old men, but proved a little too slow for the Millikin quintet. Charleston 15-21 Millikin had little trouble winning from the slug- gish teachers in a slow and uninteresting game. The five-man defense was working so that the normal team had only one close shot at the hoop. Walley, Bowman, and Curl had little trouble get- ting to the basket. Sweet and Arlington worked well together at guard positions. The score at half time was 17-7 for the Blue and White team. Notre Dame 20-23 Millikin ' s victory stands out as the big win of the season. The Blue and White team ended the hopes of the Irish of going through their Illinois trip without losing a game, by upsetting the fighting team in a game that was played at top speed throughout. Millikin played the visitors off their feet, and took the lead in the first half. They put up a brand of basket ball that the Dame team had never seen before. By the time that they had their eyes accustomed to the speed of the game, Millikin was nine ponits in the lead. The Indiana coach sent his three best men in then to stop the Blue and White team, but they were too late. The Millikin offense could not be stopped. Every man was passing, dribbling, and shooting with accuracy. ARRINGTON Captain-elect ■lie hundred .sixty-two LL, I DEK The defense of Wann ' s machine was guarding every attempt to shoot, and the " Irish " found it hard to get a chance at the basket. The half ended with the score 13-6 for Millikin. In the second period a faster pace was set, and the visitors started an offense that kept the Blue and White team on defense a greater part of the time. They gradually came up until the game ended with the score 23-20 for the Wann men. There was no single star shining in this game; every man played his best. Sparks 14-30 A return game with Sparks was another victory for the Blue and White tossers. They proved to be an easy victim, and after the first string men had piled up a 20-6 score, Wann sent in the second string men. The scoring continued regardless of the ef- forts and of the small floor. Eleven men were used in the games. Walley and Bowmen were the high scorers of the game, with four and three baskets respectively. The defense was the strong point. Sparks had few chances at the basket. Eureka 16-29 Millikin won the first game of the new year from Eureka 29-16 in a slow game. The Blue and White tossers loafed on the job in the first half, which ended 9-6 for Millikin. Long shooting and little team work were the features of the first half. The defense was full of holes, and there was little offense. In the second period Millikin came back with that old time fight, and put out some classy ball. The de- fense was good, and the offense went through the opponents. Bowman was the man that started hitting the ring, and soon the team was out of range of the Eureka aggregation. In the last half Captain Curl was thrown on his hip, and was unable to stay in the game. Bowman was the only man that was able to hit the hoop. Bradley 28-26 Millikin suffered their first defeat at the hands of the Tech school. The first half was Millikin ' s, with Miller hitting the ring with great accuracy, and the defense holding the Peoria men at a distance. There was little to worry One hundred sixty-three about in this part of the game. The half ended with Millikin the leader, 14-9. In the second half the fight was on. Bradley started a rushing offense that came through the strong defense of the Blue and White. Millikin could not score and was unable to keep Brad- ley from scoring. The tie came at 15 all. From then on it was a see-saw game. Millikin did not saw hard enough, and lost. Walley was taken out in the last half on personal fouls, and Curl went in, but his in- jured hip slowed him down considerable. Brewer was the shining light for the Tech, throw- ing the winning basket from the center of the floor with one hand. Miller and Arlington were the scor- ers for Millikin. St. Viator 19-18 Millikin ' s second loss of the season came in the game with the fast Viator five in what proved to be a fast and hard fought battle. In the first half, Wann ' s men stood around and watched the Viator team play with the ball. As a result, the half ended with the northern team in the lead 17-6. If the Millikin team was dazzled in the first half by the speed of the Viator team, the Viators team must have been blinded by the pace set by the Blue and White team in the last period. Millikin scored twelve points while they were getting two. Millikin gained the lead of one point, and had two minutes to play, when Lyons, the speedy Viator forward, slipped through the defense for the counter that won the game. Captain Curl was the whirlwind of speed, and with Arrington, put in some pretty shots in the last part of the game. Lake Forest 11-23 Seeking revenge for the last two games, the Blue and White tossers staged a comeback in winning from the northerners. The first team scored at will. The defense was air-tight, and the offense could not be stopped. Curl and Millikin, the big Indiana boy tak- ing Bowman ' s place, went where they wanted to with the ball. The Forest team did not make a single basket while the varsity was in. At the beginning of the second half Coach Wann sent in the second team men. The Forest team took advantage of this, and made their baskets of the game at that time. The lead cut to three points, Wann sent in the regulars. In a few minutes they had gained a margin and again the subs worked in. FORSYTH Guard Curl was high scorer, with four baskets to his credit. Millikin, taking Bowman ' s place, played a good game, and showed Wann that he was a real forward. Walley ' s game evidenced improvement. Knox 21-27 Millikin defeated Knox College in the hardest and dirtiest game of the season. It started off with speed, and continued to get faster as the game went on. The faster it got the rougher it was. Knox opened the scoring with a field basket, but Millikin and Curl soon duplicated that. The battle was on. The lead was tossed back and forth all dur- ing the first half, which finally ended with the Blue and White team in the lead, 11-9. At the start of the second half, Knox started a rally that put them ahead, and going at a faster pace. With this lead before them, Curl and his men started a rally which took the game out of the hands of the visitors and gave it to Millikin. The longer the game lasted the rougher it became. With the score 25-21 Arrington dropped a coup of beauties into the hoop from the center of the floor. These put the game on a hook for Millikin. Every player was a shining light in this game. It was a five-man team, each man shooting, passing, and guarding as the opportunity came. Wesley an 25-19 Millikin ' s team lost a hard fought battle to the fast Wesleyan team by 25-19, at Bloomington. The game was tossed back and forth all of the time ; there was never at any time a period when one could say which team would win. First one team was in the lead, then the other. At the end of the first half Millikin led by one point — 9-8. In the first of the last half Wesieyan started a rally, but was not able to finish it. Close guarding was done by both teams, and short shots were few and far between. With two minutes to go, Millikin had a one point lead — 15-14. Haussler came into the game, and slipped under the goal. Three long passes were shot to him, and three goals were made. This game was full of clever plays, fake passes, and speed. Tthe team played as one man. Curl was the high scorer of the game, with Walley and Millikin forming a fast offense. The guarding of Arrington and Forsyth was above standard and the Wesleyan team had their shots from the center of the floor when they had them. One hundred si Eureka 30-33 Millikin won what proved to be a close game, from Eureka 33-30. Wann ' s team started off with a rush which soon gave a nice lead with little cause to think of it being overtaken. Walley and Brown led the scoring, and the guards kept the Eureka men from getting close to the basket. In the second period Millikin again took the scor- ing end of the game until the score stood at 33-14. With substitutions being made, and the Eureka team guarding very closely, Kirby ran the score up to 30 while his teammates held the Blue and White tossers at 33. The speed of the Eureka team kept the Mil- likin team on the defense all of the time, and as the offensive men had been taken out on fouls there was little chance of a rally. Millikin took the ball, and was stalling as the game ended. Walley and Bowman were the scorers of the game, and Arrington and Curl took care of the defense. Coach Wann used eleven men in this game. St. Viator 20-21 Captain Curl, tossing in a neat basket in the last half minute of play, gave Millikin a 21-20 win over St. Viator. The fast finish which gave the Blue and White team the victory of one of the hard fought games, came after Walley had put in a counter that placed the team one point behind the opponents. On the next play Walley made a neat pass to Curl, who slipped through the Viator defense for the winning tally. In the first period Millikin had the game put away. They started off with a six point lead before the Viator team made a mark. At the end of the first period Millikin led 11-6. In the second half the Viator team started a rally that caused the Wann tribe some trouble. They over- came the lead as the half was ten minutes old, and took the margin after a few plays. With the score at 20-17 the Millikin team started a whirlwind at- tack that put over the victory. Our men were working to perfection. The de- fense and offense in the first half could not have been better, and the finish in the last half was one that the Viator team will remember for some time. MILLIKIN Forward One hundred sixty-six Wesleyan 24-31 Millikin gained sweet revenge when they sent the Methodists home with the little end of the score. Playing without Curl or Arrington the team won the contest of the season. Starting out with a rush, the team began scoring, and could not be stopped by the opponents. Bowman, Walley, and Millikin formed an offense that went through the Wesleyan defense at any time. It was just a matter of hitting or missing the short shots, and not of getting the shots. The guarding of Forsythe and Sweet was of such class that the Zinzer- Haussler combination was kept in the center of the floor. The score at the end of the first half was 21-14. The teams came back, and again started scoring and keeping the Wesleyan team in the center of the floor. Had Dunham, the foul shooter, been out of the game, Wesleyan would have had a very small score. He made twelve out of fourteen tries. No one man was responsible for the winning of this game; every man helped; the team was a unit in the victory. Bowman and Millikin were the high scorers of the game. Bradley 25-23 WELCOME Guard Millikin lost a hard fought battle in the last three minutes of play, when the visiting o.uintet broke through the Blue and White defense for the two point win. Millikin soutplayed her opponents throughout the game until the last few moments of strife. The rangy forward men went through the defense for points that brought the score close; and then Cap- tain Rogers of Bradley tossed the free throws that won the game. Millikin started the scoring, and kept ahead dur- ing the game. At the end of the first half the score was 15-11 for the Blue and White. Bowman and Walley worked the ball in for shots at the basket time after time. As the second period started the Blue and White team started scoring and gained a greater lead, but Bradley, through the free throw route, gradually over- came that lead. Three minutes to play found the Tech school in the lead by one point. " Dad " Arring- ton, who had taken Sweet ' s place, made two beautiful shots, but both of them dropped on the wrong side of the ring. One of the Millikin men made a foul, and Rodgers sank the one point that put his team two points ahead. One hundred sixty-seven LLIDEK Knox 26-21 DOUGLAS Forward Millikin lost to the fast Knox tribe in the best game that had been played in Galesburg for some years. Both teams played a first grade style of basket ball. First one team was ahead, then the other. The game was any- one ' s until the last few seconds. In the first half one team would get a basket, then the other would drop a counteracting ringer. The half ended before it was time for Millikin to score again, and Knox was therefore ahead 13 11. The Blue and White team came back with lots of pep and ginger and started an offense that took the Knox basketeers by surprise. Millikin soo n had the lead, and kept it until the Cambell-Albro combination broke loose. Their spurt of speed ended in them having a five point lead. In spite of the hard fighting the Knox team was able to keep their margin. Curl was the conspicuous player of the game covering the floor on the offense, and also leading the offense. The playing of Walley and Ar- lington was what kept the Knox team from scoring more often. Augustana 36—24 Millikin lost the last game of the season to the long, rangy Swede. They won the game on the long shot de- tail, and not by close shots. They never had more than three short shots at the basket. The Millikin team worked the ball in for short shots, but with the exception of Curl, they were unable to find the hoop. The passing or defense of the Wann tribe was never better than againts the Augies, but no team can stop those long shots from th center of the floor. At the end of the first half Millikin was on the little end of the 18 12 count. In the second half the Swedes started, that team shooting long shots, and soon ran up a large score. As to good team work, they had very little of that. Arling- ton hurt his knee again. Curl was the scorer of the game. His spectacular work netted five field and six free throws to his extra- ordinary count. CLAGGETT Forward One hundred sixty-eight r THE BASEBALL SQUAD PFEFFER Captain Line-up Ping Catch Pfeffer Pitch Barnhill Pitch Pearce First base Hi ser First base Taylor Second base Brown Shortstop Schroll Third base South Field Gaines Field Sollars Field Record Team Millikin Washington U 5 Washington U 8 St. Viators - 12 Monmouth 0 St. Viators 11 Wesleyan 4 Charleston 4 Charleston 10 Wesleyan 5 Opponents 0 1 9 10 11 17 11 Millikin won second place in the conference in the baseball race. St. Viators won first place without a loss and Millikin was second, losing two conference games. The excellent showing made by the Blue and White team was due in a large part to Leo Johnson, who coached them throughout the entire season. One hundred sixty-nine THE BASEBALL SEASON Looking back over a comparatively successful season, one is im- pressed by the fact that the Big Blue won every conference game except those played against the Catholics, and this with five inexperienced men in the line-up. Pulling out of an early season flunk they came through in big league style and romped to a second place in the conference stand- ing. With more favorable weather at the opening of the season they might have done great things. As it is, however, the season was a great success in view of the fact that Wesleyan bit the lowly dust twice before the avenging Blue. What more could one ask of a green team, a team which is gaining the experience which will make future championships the more tenable? Top Row — Gaines, Seyfer, Barnhill, Peat se, Taylor, Coach Johnson Bottom Row — Schroll, Ping, Capt. Pfeffer, Brown, Hiser, Sollars Individual Record Ave. Ave. Games A.B. Hits Bat Field S.B. South, rf 4 31 15 .484 .875 7 Barnhill, p, ss 4 18 7 .388 .850 2 Hiser, lb 5 14 5 .357 .897 1 Ping, c 7 28 9 .321 .963 4 Brown, ss, If 7 29 9 .310 .777 1 Sollars, cf 7 28 7 .250 .888 2 Pfeffer, p, ss 7 28 7 .250 .857 0 Pierce, lb . 6 17 4 .235 .918 1 Taylor, 2b 6 26 6 .230 .968 1 Schroll, 3b 7 25 5 .200 .909 2 Gaines, If 5 20 1 .050 .667 1 One hundred seventy Washington 5-0 Playing in weather not for football, the Blue and White baseball team lost a practice game to the clever Washington nine. The game was called in the seventh inning because of darkness. Washing- ton scored three runs in the first inning. The wind was so bad that the fielding was very uncertain, and the errors were numerous. The pitchers of Wash- ington were of such groat calibre that our men were unable to touch them. Washington 8-3 In the second game of the series the Blue and White team played better ball, and Barnhill was the feature in the pitching. Two errors, and a wild throw by Gaines let in the three runs in the first inning. After this the team settled down to business, and with Barnhill putting some " English " on the ball, the Missouri boys were held down for a while. He allowed just two hits in the game, and was going strong in the eighth when the game was called because of darkness. St. Viator 12-8 By a big spurt of five runs in the fifth inning, Viator won from the Millikin nine. The lack of practice showed up very much, as our men seemed to go dead in the third frame, and the Catholics drove in five runs, which put them so far ahead that it was impossible for the Blue and White team to catch up. Barnhill worked for four frames, but was given little support. While at bat he was hit on the elbow, and taken from the game. The team then settled down to good baseball, and played on an even basis with the Viator nine. Monmouth 0-1 Millikin started their conference games in the proper manner by sending the northern boys home as the losers. This game was a pitching dual be- tween Pfeffer and Dickson. Pfeffer was the cham- pion of the contest. He sent fifteen of the eighteen that faced him, to the bench. He allowed them but two hits. Dickson fanned out ten of our men, and allowed four hits. Each team was responsible for two errors. One hundred seventy-one St. Viator 11-9 Going into the ninth inning with the score tied, the St. Viator gang knocked in three runs that gave them the game. It was a free hitting game. Mil- likin got twelve hits, and they got ten off of Pfeffer. " Bill " South was the feature of the game. With Ping on in the first, Bill sent a three base hit in the air. On the next time to bat he sent the ball for a ride over the right field fence for a home run. He singled the next at bat; fanned the next and hit another homer in the last trial at the plate. There was a great amount of useless throwing of the ball around, which let in runs. Miore foot- work than head work lost the game. Wesley an 4-10 SCHROLLj Third Base Starting bad at the first, Millikin staged a comeback that ended in a win. Barnhill, who had been out for three weeks, let the visitors have four runs in the first ; after that they proved easy. Each man hit the Methodist, and from then on the runs were frequent. The team showed a great amount of improvement over the playing in the last game. The hitting and handling of the ball were superior. Charleston 4-11 Good pitching and perfect fielding, combined with timely hitting, gave the Blue and White nine a win over the Charleston team. Charleston started the scoring in the first frame, but Millikin came back, and with Gaines safe at third, and Ping on second, Brown sent a liner to left; Gaines scored. Charles- ton again took the lead. In our half of the third the pitcher was hit with regularity. Three runs -were made, and three more came in the fourth. In the seventh our men sent four more runs across the plate. Pfeffer was hit by a ball ; Pierce hit a double ; Gaines was out; Ping hit a single that scored Pfef- fer and Pierce. Hunter dropped South ' s fly. Ping hit the dirt for third, and was safe when Wilson dropped the ball. Bill started the old stealing game, and Ping scored. In the chase, the ball hit South, and went into the field, giving him a stolen base. Bill then stole third, and scored when Wilson missed a peg. In the last inning Charleston scored two runs. SOLLARS Outfield I ' i tcher Pfeffer sent fifteen men to the bench, and the Charleston pitcher sent one. One hundred seventy-two Wesley an 5—11 Coach Johnson ' s nine showed the results of hard training that they had been getting, and took the Methodists into camp with little trouble. Barnhill in trying to equal Bill Smith ' s record, had a great day at the bat. At the plate six times, he made four hits and two runs. Taylor, on second, was the sensation in the field. He featured in stopping hot grounders and making spectacular catches. Brown was kept busy chasing and catching long knocks. The team started off on the right foot, and had little trouble keeping on it. In the first frame they scored three runs, and this fact kept the punch in them, and they started fielding bullets with ease. Another score in the second; seven in the fourth and fifth. TAYLOR Second Base Charleston 10-17 In what proved to be a free for all slugging match, the Blue and White team handed the Charles- ton nine a defeat on their home lot. Bill South earned the title of " Babe Ruth of the Little Nine- teen " in this game. Bill busted the pill for a homer, a triple, a double, and three singles in six times at the plate. Bill proved his theory that " the farther you hit that old pill, the less you have to run. ' ' What he would make as a one base hit, the rest of the team could make three bases on, for what Bill could do best was hit the ball, but what Bill did not like to do was to run fast. All through the contest hits were generous on both sides. Running a score up to 10 on one side and 17 on the other proved that there were still a few col- lege teams which batted in setasational fashion. Captain Pfeffer pitched good ball except in the sixth, and then it was the lack of support that gave the teachers six runs. Coach Lantz used all of his pitchers, but they could not stop the hitting. They tried to walk South, but Bill liked those high ones, and would not walk. Ping, behind the bat, showed that he belonged in a faster ball club. With his peg to second working- fine, Don helped to send several of the boys to the bench. Millikin made 22 hits, and Charleston made 15. Owing to the roughness of the ground a great num- ber of errors were chalked against both teams. ricAnru 11 irsx -t ci,bc t|k- ... ;i- 1 ... - 4 r ■ " v- v One hundred seventy-thre TENNIS TEAM Millikin-Wabash The first match of the year was a nip and tuck matter between the Blue and White teams and the Wabash team. Millikin won the doubles but lost the singles. Good form was shown by both teams considering the time of the season. Medcaf took 14 games for a total of 94 points, and Sanders took 13 games for 96 points. Wiles defeated Manning 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, and Medcaf defeated Sanders 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Walley and Deetz defeated Wiles and Medcaf in the doubles 6-4, 6-3. Millikin— Washington The Washington U teams defeated our teams in both doubles and singles. They were as good at the doubles as they were at the singles. They took Manning and Sanders into camp in the doubles 6-4, 6-0. In the singles Brown defeated Deetz 6-1, 6-2, and Kramman defeated Schultz 6-4, 7-5. One hundred seventy-four THE FACULTY WOMEN ' S TEAM MEN ' S INTRA-MURAL BASKET BALL Sixteen teams took part in the intra-mural basket ball tournament this year. Quintets representing a number of the various women ' s or- ganizations were picked and organized. With more men than usual in the tourney the very best of competition was shown throughout. Six men were assigned to a team, which gave all of the ninety-six men a chance to play. The " double defeat " method of elimination was used this year, which meant that each team had two chances before being put out of the tourna- ment. Thirty games were played under this plan and proved to be an exceptionally fine method for running off a tournament. An athletic committee of the Student Council, composed of Thomas A. Edwards chairman, George Knapp and Corkey Lewis took full charge of the tournament. Officials for the contests were chosen from the letter men of the University. The faculty women ' s team, under the leadership of Captain Kelly Schultz, won the championship. Other members on the squad were Tom Blake, Clarence Deakins, Harold Barth, Newell Vonckx, Neil Venters, and Robert Coe. One hundred seventy- " ivi One hundred seventy-six Jf LLr I DEK WOMEN ' S ATHLETIC LEAGUE Top Row — Schroll, Merritt, Davis Bottom Row — Randall, Shepherd, Traver Officers Leitha Schroll President Idelia Davis Vice President Freda Randall Secretary Margaret Merritt Treasurer Irene Shepherd .... Women ' s Athletic Manager Zella Traver .... Assistant Athletic Manager ( L One hundred seventy-seven LLI DEK |§ WOMEN ' S ATHLETICS THE GALOSHES Top Row — Farnsworth, Propst, Dohm, Snyder, Traver, Zoe Second Row — Rieheson, Merritt, Kessinger, Sanders, Shirey, Barth Deetz, T. The little silver laurel wreath with the blue M has taken its post of honor at Millikin as the emblem of the Women ' s Athletic League ; its power has been felt, and its honor recognized throughout the college. It is in- deed an honor to be the owner of a pin, because the athletic league has adopted a definite point system, and each girl must earn her three hundred points bfore she is eligible for a pin. One hundred points are awarded for participation in any sport, and twenty-five points are given for ad- ditional honors, such as being captain of a team, being chosen for an all- star team, or participating in athletics from year to year. Each individual sport in the season of 1922-23 was under the direc- tion of one particular girl. He n Jacobs was in charge of archery, Re- becca Ditto of hikes, Louise Givens of hockey, Irene Shepherd of basket ball and tennis, and Gladys Sanders of soccer football. By this method each activity received equal recognition and importance. One hundred seventy-eight ac MILL WOMEN ' S ATHLETICS THE BOOTS Top Row— Houghton, Parkinson, M., Parkinson, H , Metzger Second Row— Stutzman, Leseman, Coffey, F., Shepherd, Holdaway Third Row — Riggs, Denny, Deetz, B., Givens Archery, this year, was carried on with unusual enthusiasm, and it is now a popular sport of the league. Perhaps next season our Millikin Archers will have the opportunity to show Northwestern University some of their fine marksmanship. Soccer football has been established as a part of the Freshman-Sopho- more scrap, and on that gala day the girls kicked to their hearts ' content, and showed that they were all equally skilled at kicking, by making it a tie game and no score at all. Basket ball has maintained its place at Millikin as queen of the sports. This year there was one more team in the tournament because of our new fraternity; but " the more the merrier, " and we had an exciting and peppy tournament. The K.D.X. team won three out of the four games and was proclaimed winner of the match. After the tournament, two all-star teams were selected — the " Boots " and the " Galoshes, " and on the decisive evening, amid shouts and cheers, the " Galoshes " won the victory, and the ' 23 basktball season closed. One hundred seventy-nine ILl TENNIS TOURNAMENT HELEN PARKINSON Seven teams were registered in the annual women ' s tennis tournament held at Millikin. Bradley, Illinois State Normal, Illinois Wesleyan, Augustana, Wheaton, Monmouth, and Millikin participated. Bradley won first in the singles and second in the doubles. Monmouth won first in the doubles and Millikin took second in the singles. Seven teams were registered in the annual women ' s tennis tourna- ment held at Millikin. Bradley, Illinois State Normal, Illinois Wesleyan, Augustana, Wheaton, Monmouth, and Millikin participated. Bradley won first in the singles and second in the doubles. Monmouth won first in the doubles, and Millikin took second in the singles. Miss Parkinson and Miss Brown of Millikin were defeated by Miss Jones and Miss Kelley of Bradley. This game was the best of the tourna- ment for doubles. The scores were 7-5, 6-4. In the singles Miss Kelley of Bradley won from Miss Douglas of Mil- likin through better placing. The game was not as good as was ex- pected as both had played in the doubles in the morning. Scores for the singles : Douglas (Millikin) defeated Schnathorst (Augus- tana) 6-8, 6-0, and Mortenson (Wheaton) 7-5, 6-1. Douglas lost in the finals to Kellcv (Bradley) 6-3, 6-4. Miss Parkinson, Miss Douglas, and Miss Brown won sweaters last year for participation in intercollegiate tennis. BERNICE DOUGLAS One hundred eighty THE SENIOR CLASS PLAY Left to Right— Leitha Schroll, Lloyd Moffett, T. Dale Yoder, Fayette Norwine Lester Lett to tugaz c « » Wa iter Mitchell, Gilbert Payson, Helen Hayes, Robert Wait, Doro- thy Davis, Clarence Deakins The Senior Class this year chose " Dulcy, " by Booth Tarkington, for their class play. It was played Friday evening, April 12, to a capacity house. " Dulcy, " a sprightly comedy, was of a type quite dissimilar to any play produced by Millikin seniors in recent years. Miss Dorothy Davis took the title role of Dulcy in a manner almost professional in its portrayal. Walter Mitchell, as Mr. Forbes, made a decided hit with his convincing character portrayal. Miss Helen Hayes took the part of Mr. Forbes ' eloping daughter. Clarence Deakins played the difficult part of Dulcy ' s husband. Gilbert Payson, Lester Schroll, T. Dale Yoder, Leitha Schroll, Fayette Norwine, and Robert Wait all did exceptionally clever work. , Miss Eliza Thomas of the Decatur High School coached the play, and J. T. Wilkes had charge of the finances for it. The unusually effective stage settings added greatly to the success of the play. One hundred eighty-one CALENDAR Midnight has just echoed itself afway on the bells of Florence. Overhead a million stars glimmer through the lace-work of clouds, and in the streets, deep shadows of age-old buildings form a dark mosaic. Standing alone in the quiet street where the Florentines of long ago lived, and warred, and loved, we feel their presence once again, and we see, in the magic of dreams, the famous sons of Florence parade in colorful, never-ending pageantry. Dante, the supreme lover, a cape of dull green falling across his shoulders ; Michelangelo, the master sculptor, resplendent in the purple might of his power; and Savonarola, the im- passioned preacher, glorious in crimson, the color of the blood he shed, all tread slowly and majestically across our imagination. They live again because the sight of their accomplishments and their marble church spires has recalled them to our memory so vividly that it seems the chiming bells of Florence have awakened them from their sleep to roam the narrow streets and musty palaces of their native city. However, it is not only in Florence that we wish to remember the past, the might and splendidness of other ages, but also in Millikin we love to recall with a surge of college loyalty the achievements, the thrill, and the good times of our student days. To this purpose the Calendar is dedicated. Its witticisms, its sketches, and its records are meant to be to the student of Millikin what the medieval streets, lined with old palaces, their ledges gay with purple anemones and red tulips, and the lofty church spires of rose and white green marble, their summits piercing into the very red heart of the evening sky, are to the romantic Lily City of Florence. To the Freshman it may recall an escapade at Aston Hall whose direness was accentuated by happening in the mystery of the witching hour, or a thrilling moment on the football field when the Blue and White squad ploughed down the field to cross the goal line. And to the Senior the vision may be of green campus slopes with the rose of sunset flickering through swaying leaves overhead, while from the Conservatory floats the strains of a song, or of the tower outlined against a starlit sky. The Calendar tries to recall every worthwhile or unusual day, and reading it, you may watch a year of your student life pass by in as colorful a pageant as the famous sons ' of Florence parade. For Millikinites, the joys, and trials, and happiness of student life are stored in the Calendar, ready to be tinted with the rose and blue, and green of personal associa- tion and experience. Twila Miller. THE MILLIKIN CALENDAR FOR 1923-24 SEPTEMBER Sept. 11. — Old tics are strongest and everybody ' s ready to stand in line to register. Sept. 12. — Some of us can ' t stay away — just have to help the Frosh get fixed up. Sept. 13. — How can the Profs, give such long as- signments for the first day? Don ' t they know that we just must get acquainted! Sept. 14.— Some " little Y. W. Sisters " are bigger than their " big Sisters, " but they all " walk out " to a lot o ' fun an ' food. S.opt 15. Y. W. Y. M. received us all on a beautiful Japanese campus. And wasn ' t that " celebrity operation " clever! Oh, yes, we mustn ' t forget the food— always the same— but good. Sept. 16.— One che-ild gone home already. Millikin too far from mama. Sept. 17. — We hope we all went to church. Sept. 18.— Help! Dr. Conant prostrate! A Frosh said, " Hello there. Miss Conant. " Sept. 19.— Wonder why Mr. Henderson is so popular? Two " Syk " classes of a half -hundred each. Wonder? Sept. 20.— President Holden welcomes us all to Millikin and chapel, and we are glad to be there. Sept. 21.— First " Dek " published. Helen promises to be a second Lois+. Sept. 22. — Dr. McDonald addressed us in chapel with the same good spirit remembered of old. Sept. 24.— Some one said Glen Baker didn ' t go to church today. We don ' t believe it, do we! Sept. 25. — Rush, rush, rush. Tush, tush, tush. Blush, blush, blush. - Mush, mush, mush. Pledged ! Sept. 26.— Uniforms issued for varsity football. Gee, it looks good to see them battling over a puny ball. Sept. 27. — Rev. Meyer seemed as glad to see us as we him. Sept. 29. — Our first pep meeting and N. G. W. prepares us for defeat from DePauw. We ' ve heard that before! They went for " de feet, " but missed ' em and got defeat instead. 30-0. But just wait till next p time ! K OCTOBER Oct. 2. — Somebody said that Perc Wood spent the week-end in Champaign. Oh, didn ' t you know? Aileen ' s there. Oct. 3. — All the " rushee " politeness has gone back to par. Oct. 4. — Chapel. We behaved abominably as usual. Oct. 5. — Charles M. Courboin, famous French organist, delighted a select audience at the Methodist Church. Oct. 6. — Pep meeting for game with Purdue. Oct. 7.— Sh-h-h-h! 10-0 Purdue. But the third time ' s the charm. Oct. 8. — Aston-hallers and Aston-callers can ' t see why they must be in by 10:30. Oct. 10. — Mr. Henderson says it does a man good to explode with !- ' x z?!|! Green cheese! once in a while. Thanks. Oct. 11.— Hot dog! T.K.E. weiner roast. Also onions and pickles. Oct. 13.— Yah, yah ! Now we ' re off ! 3-0 over Knox. Great game, boys ! Y. M. banquet in the evening. (They wouldn ' t let me go to report, but Lloyd said a nice time was enjoyed by all.) Oct. 14. — (Stage whisper — ' cause Knox took some of our voices home with ' em.) Oct. 16. — Frosh are beginning to look dazed and starry-like. Must be about time for that first long theme. Oct. 17. — Try-outs for home-coming play. We wish they ' d " try-out-doors. " Oct. 18. — Mr. N. W. Edson addressed us on social hygiene. Oct. 19.— Pi Mu Theta tea. Yum, yum ! Oct. 20. — We are reminded that the first six weeks are over, and that we might advisedly study the next few months. Oct. 21. — Heck! Guess I ' ll have to put it in,though. 55-0 Wabash. Oct. 22. — Mr. Henderson has a gold pencil that cost $28.00. But he isn ' t a bit proud of it: — never mentions it! Oct. 23. — Let ' s give nine for the History department! The seminar is great. We like to study in a room like that. Oct. 24. — Classes started at 8 and lasted till 12. Opened again at one and through at — what? Same dope? S ' cuse, please. Oct. 25. — What was that on Corky ' s theme? " Budding geniuses often blossom into blooming idiots. " Sumpin lik ' t. Oct. 26. — Did you see Peg Merritt " tappin ' the keg " at the senior tea? Scandalous but nice. Oct. 27. — Lady Vere de Vere brought fame unto herself even unto the third and fourth gen- eration. Where? Hallowe ' en ball. Henry Souvaine aroused our interest in really good music by showing us that most of the jazz comes from it. ' Member his Chinese Mandarin? Incidentally we were hosts to the Home Economics Convention. One hundred eighty-four 2-PANTS SUITS of Cinceritu VtLOTHES Oct. 28. — Strawberry shortcake, gooseberry pie! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y ! Do we back ' em? You bet we do! We are students of the J .M.U. J.M.U. 15, DeKalb 0. Oct. 29. — Perc absent at roll-call again. Oct. 30. — First posters for home coming up. How do you like the looks of them, Frosh? Only four more years. Oct. 31. — I ' m sure there are only thirty days in October. I ' m going to leave this day out anyway. Here goes. HOME-COMING AT NOV 3-4 JMU HOLD EM MILL1K1N NOVEMBER Nov. 1. — First ten-thousand- word papers clue for English 15. " And there was in the multitude weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. " T. Dale announced from chapel platform that he wished the Frosh to understand (and any others who did not) that he was to be called T. Dale. Oh, yes, he said something else — now what was it? Anyhow that was the most important. THIS SPACE COMPLIMENTS OF 2@r£, J- OT. anb Ztnfe g aunber£ MILLIKIN BUILDING DECATUR, ILL. One hundred eighty-five J. G . STARR £r SON 301 EAST MAIN STREET, DECATUR, ILLINOIS Authorized Sales and Service 3 r ' d , THE UNIVERSAL CAM We Trade for Used Cars CARS and TRUCKS--FORDSON TRACTORS Also Locol Distributors for LINCOLN AUTOMOBILES Cars Sold on Easy Payment Plan Phones Main 716 and 71 7 Nov, Diary!) K.D. 2. — Rain! (Don ' t you dare look in the almanac or Becky ' s ' s served lovely tea. Nov. 3.— HOME COMING 1922. Charles Lee talked to us in chapel and we all felt good. Re- ception at night. And wasn ' t Sally cute as the deuce in the " Charm School " ! Nov. 4. — Grand old parade of the Blue and White. K.D. ' s take the loving cup with the " First Home Coming " — the Prodigal Son and the fatted calf. To make the day complete, we walloped Au- gustana some 18-0. And the Student Council dance closed the night. Nov. 5. — Time out! We all need a day to re- cover. WALRUS MANUFACTURING CO. DECATUR, ILLINOIS Soda Fountains Refrigerators Furniture STORE FIXTURES FOR EVERY PURPOSE One hundred eighty-six The Best Book of All A Book that every person should possess first and keep before all others is a Bank Book- It is a source of comfort in times of trouble- -a source of pleasure when times are good and a source of income all the time. Stop in soon and get one of these desira- ble Books for your own. We help you to save by adding 3% interest semi-annually. 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All in favor, hand over two dollars. Nov. 8. — Chapel three-in-one. The Rev. T. G. Brashear from Turkey spoke on the Near East problem; the Honorable J. M. Allen explained the plan of the Community Chest; and the alumnus, George M. Proctor, told his little joke. Nov. 9. — Deak has his receipt book all ready. Right this way, please. Nov. 10. — It takes dear old " Mac " to remind Millikin of her duty and loyalty to her school. Nine big ones for " Mac " and the special to Wesleyan. We enjoyed his address, too, on the " Problems of Peace. " Nov. 11. — Decatur ' s a dry town, and our boys weren ' t used to playing with such a dam(p) ball. 6-0 Wesleyan. But what ' s that when we captured first prize in the big Armistice Day parade! Our float was a dramatization of the last verse of " Fland- ers Field. " We thank the Powers that Be for Miss Lutz. Nov. 12. — Now let it rain ! Nov. 13. — English Seminar is becoming popular too, since it ' s all fixed up. 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Nov. 20. — Announcements are forthcoming in every class of an exam next week. Alas ! why can ' t they remember their youth? Too far distant for some, I guess. Nov. 21. — Maurice Dumesnil, French pianist, charms us with both his playing and his personality. Nov. 22. — My birthday! A big chicken dinner curtailed my genius. Nov. 23. — Mr. Casey has great ideas! Granted. But some one pressed a wrong button when he perpetrated that typewriter on the Seminar! Also granted. Junior class was host for the tea that wasn ' t tea. Nov. 24. — Our pep is just as live as ever for the game tomorrow. J. M. TUCKER MEATS and GROCERIES A Fine Line of Fresh Fruits Always on Hand Especial Attention to Millikin Organizations 120 S, Oakland Phone 3839 One hundred ninety : The Victrola fits into the home surroundings as quietly as a lovely desk or a graceful table. In silence, it pleases the eye. 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DECEMBER Dec. 1. — Mr. Ebersole of the Student Relief Committee painted us a picture of the suffering Russian students and their needs. Dec. 2. — The second day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two. Nothing happened. Dec. 4. — There are rumors of a petition for a longer vacation. Bobby Wait desires signatures. Dec. 6. — Professor Olds sang that powerfully dramatic selection from the " Elijah, " " O Lord Let Me Die. " ne hundred ninety-two . 3xisterm Tea Coffee, Co gl EVERYTHING IN FOODS. 331-335 NORTH WATER. " Everything in Foods " Phone to Us GROCERIES - • COFFEE BAKERY GOODS VEGETABLES MEATS Special prices to fraternity and sorority commissaries. Let us figure on cakes or fancy groceries for your banquets and special parties. PROMPT DELIVERY SERVICE ZELLERS Confectionery and Caje iiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimuiiiii in liniiiiillilliiiiii Illinili " in 1099 W. 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Dec. 13.— Miss Record, Miss Green, and Mr. Olds greatly pleased us with their Christmas selections from the " Messiah. " Agonized rehearsals for the Christmas Vespers. The hidden quartet should be muffled. . Dec. 14.— Wonderful Christmas Candlelight Vespers! Milhkm is happy and proud in the Lutz-Olds-Casey Trio. Dec. 15.— Charleston Normal, 21; Millikin, 15. Great work, boys! You gave us all such a happy, thrilly feeling to go home with. Dec. 16. — Petition granted. Classes out at noon today till January 2, 1923. Merry Christmas! One hundred ninety-thiee AAILI_IDEK AMBITION MORE powerful than necessity is that intangible force called ambition. It drives explorers to the discovery of new worlds; it inspires inventors; it spurs scientists to wage relentless war against disease. It is the force which moves men and women to great achievements. In this store we are ambitious to succeed, to prosper, to become greater year by year, and we realize that we can achieve our ambition onlv as we make our service more valuable — only as we increase the number of our friends. That is one reason for our rule, long adhered +o, to sell only mer- chandise of dependable quality. William Gushard Company 19 2 4 One hundred ninety-four 1 Dec. 20.— Davida still demands her ten-thousand-word themes — thereby taking merry out of more than one joyous vacation. However — " Pigs is pigs, " says Mr. Butler. Notre Dame, 20 ; Millikin 23. Whoopee! Dec 29 Marie Weber accepts a husband as a Christmas gilt. We wish them happiness, and are glad that Mrs. Burleigh ' s duties as house- wife will not interfere with her education. Dec. 30.— Jane Felix had the nicest tea for us " city guys. JANUARY 0 Jan 1 1923!— The happiest of New Years to every blessed one of you ! Jan. 2.— New Year ' s gift from the faculty— chapel every day. Did you say something, Mr. Seyfer? Jan 3— Paul Johnstone dismayed us all when he announced that he would not be returning next semester. We like you, Paul, and shall miss you and your de- pe ndability. Good luck to you ! And don ' t for- get Millikin. Mr. Henderson stunned his General Psy- chologists out of a year ' s growth each with that 137-question exam. O-o-o-h! DrT s Student mass meeting to elect president of V V c " " Athletic Association. Professor Cole gave the ir.Jv financial status of the association, and Dean V Mills had to keep his " corking " good talk " corked " till next time. Jan. 6.— Professor Edgerton with his interested Egyptian lecture and slides was a much enjoyed starter for the lecture course. (P.S.— Ask Dr. Conant how she likes football — then run.) Jan. 8. Nobody knew whether chapel was or wasn ' t. Some went and some wouldn ' t. . Jan. 9.— Same old pepper. Eureka, 16 ; Millikin, 29. Jan. 10.— Mass meeting, and Mr. Mills finally told of his trip East. Jan. 11.— Dr. Conant reading Aeschylus, " Woe is me! Whoa! Whoa! " H. Jones: " Hold ' er, Newt, sire ' s rG3 nm ' « Jan. 12. — Peppy pep meeting, but we hope George doesn ' t try to sell insurance as he tried to sell us pep. Others quite spiff y. However, Bradley nosed us out 28-26 in last 15 seconds. Alas ! Jan. 13.— Linn ' s big dress sale. Keep an eye open for the number of new frocks blossoming out among students and faculty. Jan. 15.— Henderson didn ' t show up for class. Did we weep? Well, hardly. , „ _ . Jan. 16.— St. Viator ' s, 19; Milikin, 18. Ain ' t that heck? But didnt our boys stage some come-back. l LL- 1 DEK a A.D. 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Dr. Davis again in " Mobilizing the Soul, " and " Latitudes and Altitudes. " Feb. 16. — Dr. Davis urged us all to reckon more on " The Cost and Not the Price. " " Hanged by the Ears " preceded Dr. Edward Cary Hayes, a delightful old gentleman who talked with us on " Education for Per- sonality. " Feb. 17. — Dr. Hayes lectured at 11 a.m. on " Economic Order and Justice " as the power of today, and at 8:30 on " Patriotism and World Peace. " Two hundred DEK PARLOR MARKETS F. N. GOODMAN CO. QUALITY MEATS and POULTRY WEST SIDE SQUARE Feb. 19. — Bradley and Millikin. Oh, such a fast game. But the last few seconds gave them a lead of 25-23. Feb. 21. — Senior Day! How the aesthetic side of us was thrilled to see them march down in all their solemn dignity. Feb. 22. — Great discovery! George Wash- ington was born before chapel, so we got a whole day off. And didn ' t we have some fun at those class parties, and at the annual Aston Hall George Washington tea. Feb. 23.— " Believe Me, Xantippe " — that was some play ! Full of good old western punch and pep. Feb. 24. — Knox evened their score with us, 26-21. Feb. 26. — Augustana also had a bone to pick ; they ate it all — 36-24. But we are proud of our team. You bet! Curl, Walley, " Dad, " and all of them. Feb. 27. — Kappa Day, and some of the Seniors were proud and happy. Dr. Coulter of Purdue made the address. Feb. 28. — We wish we had a Chickering piano all the time. (I was thrilled to death, and so happy.) CHI-RO-PRAC-TIC is my specialty, and I have been trained to apply its famous principles in order to restore my patients to perfect health and happiness. G. F. HEMPLER, D.C Ph. C 3-Year Palmer Graduate KRESGE BLDG., 2nd Floor, DECATUR i 1 9 2 4 E ■ S i t7) ( 19 2 4 l l ' tC S rdl : Two hundred two Two hundred three Mueller Plumbing Brass Goods Made in Decatur — used everywhere by people who are par- ticular in having I plumbing that is de- pendable and strictly up to date. 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Dr. Reynolds was quite delightful, as were her " Eighteenth Century Ladies. " Mar. 17.— All Saint ' s Patricks. Freshmen were not the only green to be seen on the campus. Mar. 18. — A glorious spring morning and a frig- idly cold afternoon. Such is March. Mar. 21.— First day of spring. Mar 20.— English Club meeting to elect ossifers. Mar 22— Luncheon for Dallas Lore Sharpe. We thoroughly enjoy such men as this, who give us something tangible to live by and for. Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Decatur Incorporated Bottlers of cm and All Flavors Soda Water 543-547 South Franklin Street Telephone Main 226? Two hundred five FRATERNITIES and SORORITIES We are Dealers in High Quality Meats GIVE US A TRIAL SCOTT MEAT MARKET WE DELIVER 139 South Oakland Phone Matn 1432 Mar. 23. — Delta Sigs conspicuous by their absence To be sure! Tonight ' s their formal. A peach, too. Mar. 24.— The Tri Delt formal was just as dainty and lovely as " Pritch, " its creator. Mar. 26. — " Have you finished your long theme? " this from the Frosh. Mar. 27. — Spring is here ; also some cedar wax-wings. Mar. 28. — More broad smiles. More traveling bags. More long themes. Why? Easter vacation! Nothing else but! APRIL Apr. 1. — Easter and April Fool ' s Day don ' t belong together. Apr. 4. — Alas! Those classes must begin. T. Dale hasn ' t lost his freckles nor his long line. Apr. 5. — The Pi Phi caldron was full of — punch. And everybody was " Just Like a Gypsy. " Apr. 7. — Dot Davis and Don Cox led the Alpha Chi formal, so it went over big. Apr. 9. — The eminent Dr. Judd " psyched " us for several hours. We hope it was not in vain. Apr. 11. — Aston Hall Spring Opening. Of course it rained. Apr. 12. — Oh, faculty! When is a tea not a tea? 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Decatur ' s Oratorio Choir presented Elgar ' s " Caractacus " in collab- oration with the St. Louis Symphony orchestra. D. M. Swarthout ably conducted them to a great success. May 11. — Millikin ' s first and gorgeous Gym Fes- tival. An appreciative representation of Millikin ' s athletic ideal. Casey, Lutz, Robbins, and Weber de- ser ve stars in their crowns. And how the band led the grand march! May 12.— Millikin ' s third Interscholastic. Fifty schools entered and it rained. May 17. — We always knew those Alpha Chi ' s were budding vamps. If you missed their " King Tut " tea you missed the thrill of your life. W. F. HURTT SON Groceries, Fresh Meats, Vegetables and Fruits Prompt Delivery Service 467 North Monroe Street Phone Main 2296 Two hundred nine Two liu ml i r 1 I To Be Successful- - and independent, you must possess PERFECT HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC restores and maintains health by removing the cause of dis-ease 319 NORTH WATER, DECATUR, ILL. May 23. — Senior cut day. " You never miss them until they are gone. " Juniors donned caps and gowns for first time. It was quite evident by the fit of Becky ' s hat. May 25. — Kappa Delta Chi Mystery tea. " What men fight for. " They ought to know. May 26. — Pi Mu Theta party at Fishing Club. Freshman dance at Elks ' only $1.50 (at the end of the year). It might as well be $150 for most of us. May 29. — Formal opening of the E ' lizabethean study. It is a lovely, artistic room. May 30. — Joy to the world ! Decoration day and a holiday. Also annual T.K.E. May Breakfast for which Dame Rumor suggests that seven jewelled " skulls " have been ordered. Madame Scandal has them all picked out. JUNE June 1. — Junior-Senior party at Fishing Club. June 4-9. — Semester exams. Page those notebooks, please. June 4. — Oratorio choir picnic. June 10. — Baccalaureate address by President Louis Edward Holden. June 11. — Class Day. Walter Mitchell delivers the Ivy oration. But the public occasions committee requested that there be no class night, so of course there isn ' t any. Some day we can dine with them too. Alumni dinner at 6 p.m. Maybe. June 12. — ' Commencement Day mired and loved and enjoyed you. happiness. Au rev oil Seniors, farewell. We have ad- We wish you good luck and much Two hundred eleven Hotel Orlando Fire Proof Dinner Parties, Dances, Fur mals and Luncheons Special Attention Given to Millikin Functions 250 Rooms 200 Baths HOTEL ORLANDO, Al J. Frank, Decatur, Illinois VAN ORMAN HOTEL OPERATING CO. Fred Van Orman, F. Harold Van Orman President General Manager HOTEL SHAWNEE HOTEL McCURDY Springfield, 0. Evansville, Ind. hundred twelve THE MILLIDEK ADVERTISERS The 1924 Millidek is made possible to a largo extent by its advertisers. The advertisers in our book consist of Decatur merchants, business men, and tradesmen who seek the patronage of Millikin students. They are the supporters of Millikin institutions and as such they deserve student support. The advertisements are continued with the jokes, and merit the careful attention of all Millidek readers. 9 2 4 Two hundred thirteen ROASTS Wouldn ' t the world be a sad old place If it weren ' t for fun and folly? Wouldn ' t the earth have a pouty face If we didn ' t make it jolly? Often sad things come our way, And misfortunes, too ; Often the black clouds seem to stay And the sun just can ' t shine through. But then there always comes a t ime When a brisk wind blows along And knocks the clouds right out of line With its cheery, happy song. So now if you are feeling blue Just read the following pages — ' Tis the same old thing we ' ve tried to do, As they ' ve done through all the ages. Just to cheer you up a bit To cause the laugh you need And that is why this has been writ. You will know if we succeed. Dories C. Stutzman. YOUR HANDWRITING REVEALS YOUR CHARACTER! Houdanai the Hindu Reads Your Horoseope by His Own Mysterious and Fascinating New Process Thousands are given help daily in overcoming faults of which they were unconscious but which proved handicaps to success. Read his marvelous interpretations of the handwriting of others, and learn your future. Send no facts. Write your name, address and birth date, with ten cents to cover mailing cost, and Houdanai will make known to you your every inclination and power. Littleton, Mass. June 16 Yours is a dramatic personality and you crave the footlights. Your success in the future lies upon the stage, for which you should qualify yourself as scon as possible. Your nature is best suited to the role of a western character, which you could depict with great feeling. Do not be discouraged by the heavy tasks required at first as you will not be satisfied with less than the best, and in the end patience and personality will be rewarded. 445 South Edward Street February 17 Yours is an artistic nature. You dream of stained glass and soft lights and your sensitive temperament is greatly influenced by the beauty of your environment. Your complex is moods, and you should always avoid contact with anything which offends your aesthetic tastes. It is probable that you love to lie awake and meditate at night, but one of your susceptibility should try to obtain at least two hours of rest every night. You have a very timid and shrinking personality and should strive constantly to increase your self-confidence if success is ever to be your portion. Two hundred fifteen i " The Name is Your Guarantee " For Your 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 £y SONS DECATUR, ILLINOIS Houdanai has no hesitancy in saying that your chirography indicates an aristocratic nature and you undoubtedly know a great many wealthy and illustrious people who keep servants. Yours is one of those buoyant and optimistic temperaments also, and you should guard against letting your emotions get the better of your judgment, in your sympathy for the lower classes, for instance. It is this emotional quality of your character, coupled with your vast veneration for the superiority of all womankind that causes Houdanai to fear lest some designing feminine person should lure you on to disappointment and disillusion. Struggle ever to maintain an even exterior and do not be too friendly with anyone whose antecedents you do not know thoroughly. For further informa- tion see Who ' s Who in America, ' Printing Co. QUALITY PRINTERS OFFICE OUTFITTERS 249 N.M IN STREET - DECATUR, ILL. Fl ower Jjoxes De L uxe - Mr ' WW . ... £ Sap z7 uji A Flowers " CORSAGE BOQUETS-arrangement of vio- lets, sweet peas, roses, sweetheart roses and other seasonable flowers. DAUT BROS., Florists 120 East Prairie St. Two hundred seventeen oAdvertisingl There are two distinct divisions of this SALES PRODUCING PUBLICITY. DIRECT — Reaching the prospect direct either by mail or otherwise. PUBLICATION— Newspaper, magazine, etc. The value of direct advertising in preference to other methods is being- proven each day by the increased amount of advertising- budgets appro- priated for DIRECT ADVERTISING Ours is a complete direct advertising service, comprising copy writing, layout service, commer- cial art, engraving and proper execution into PRINTING THAT PRODUCES We do not solicit merely printing orders ; rather, we render a service that transforms your adver- tising into investments that return dividends in the form of increased sales. HERALD PRINTING STATIONERY COMPANY Printers Engravers Binders 237-239 North Main Street Main 61 DECATUR " Pride-Producing Fraternal and School Service " 864 West William Street September 19 Houdanai is puzzled by the contrasting elements shown in your r and in the rest of your writing. You evidently have a dual personality, at times being extremely cold and unsympathetic (these periods being uppermost in June and January) and at other times so gay and carefree as to be almost frivolous. You love Nature and the wild, wild woods, and should spend about two months each year in renewing your ac- quaintance with the birds, the flowers and the trees. " Back to Nature " would be a good motto for you to hang over your dresser. You are a veritable little sunbeam at times, and Houdanai has no advice to offer one who goes about spreading such thoughts of cheer and words of love to those in trouble and sorrow. Van Deventer JiiiiminiiimiiuiiiniiiiiiMi iiiiiiimmiiiiiiiiin lllllllllllllllllll minim Standard Liie Building DECATUR, ILL. II rjou want a beautiful and true Photograph go to Van De- venter in the Standard Life Building who lias a National reputation as a leader in his pro- fession. Two hundred nineteen Oak Crest 190 October 1 It would seem, from the uniform size of most of your letters that you are a person of even temperament, but the excessive, not to say dashing, proportions of the z indicate that you have periods of impulse and might even go to such lengths as to contemplate a course of saxaphone lessons, or bobbing your hair, although your better judgment and parental disapproval usually prevail over such wild plans as these. It is evident to Houdanai that you are a person of some education, but the haste with which you write, as evidenced by the economy of punctuation, would indicate that you have a strain of the wanderlust in your being, and ' you will probably travel a great deal, more especially as you are not a person who is likely to become seasick. Houdanai s only warning to you is that you do not allow your passion for the various shades of yellow, combined with your vagabonding spirit, lead you to conclude your days in the Orient, particularly as one of your active nature would have a distaste for wearing kimonos anyway. Your handwriting indicates a dark past, and it is evident to Houdanai that you were suspended from college three times in your freshman year, and if it were not for this, the rustic tilt to your capital E would indicate that your life could well be given over to rural pursuits and the raising of " corn products. As it is, Houdanai advises that you become a magician, as with very little practice, one of your observing nature could easily learn enough sleight-of-hand work to enable you to put some ordinary thing, such as a corncob, into a man ' s silk hat, and later take from it a whole silk dress, or a bottle of Old Taylor, or even a gas jet You would be very successful in this line of work, as you could think up new stuff from ' time to time, and with no trouble at all produce anything from hairpins to real estate out of that one corncob. Houdanai urges you to the art of legerdemain at once. 1293 West Macon Street October 30 hundred twenty Two hundred twenty-one AFFECTIONS of any of the following parts may be caused by NERVES impinged at the spine by a subluxated vertebra: BRAIN EYES EARS NOSE THROAT ARMS HEART LUNGS LIVER STOMACH PANCREAS SPLEEN KIDNEYS SMALL BOWEL LARGE BOWEL GENITAL ORGANS THIGHS AND LEGS Chiropractic Fundamentals " INNATE INTELLIGENCE " and nervous system. " Misaligned vertebrae " pinch the nerves and stop the flow of mental im- pulses, organs. " Stoppage " of the flow of mental impulses over the nerves by pressure from the misaligned yer- tebra is the cause of dis- ease. " By adjusting " the mis- aligned vertebra chiro- practors remove the cause of dis-ease. Kresge Bldg., 2nd Floor 319 N. Water Street Decatur, Illinois G. F. HEMPLER, D.C., Ph C. 3 I ear Palmer Graduate Many Dollars Have Been Saved Home Builders by our Service Department having advised slight changes in arrange- ment of rooms or the substitution cf materials on which the market was more favorable- Often this sav- ing has made possible a home that otherwise could not have been built. This department will be pleased to assist you with your building problems. Make Her Happier Build a Home First Lijon Lumber Company Ma7i4o Woodwork lor Homes 1070 West Eldorado Street September 21 It is difficult for Houdanai to ascertain your true character because he cannot read your handwriting. For this reason he believes that it would be well for you to become a doctor, if you are not one already, since there is an immense field in that profession for one of your ability, and you could probably make a fortune writing prescriptions or medical directions, as these must always be more or less illegible. 176 Woodlawn Avenue February 22 The bold strokes of your chirography indicate a very argumentative nature. You are probably engaged in some dispute several hours of the day and it is possible that your nationality is Irish. You have a keen sense of humor, being especially fond of practical jokes, and would probably drive a tailless cat into a French class without the slightest hesitation if in a merry mood. You are also extravagant and are likely to have a penchant for expensive pencils. Houdanai warns you that you are a person of strong proclivities, which, however, he believes you can learn to overcome and control if you struggle against them. Two hundred twenty-three Millikin Conservatory of Music Decatur, Illinois M. L. Swartliout, Director D. M. Swartliout, Associate Director One oi tlie Foremost Schools oi Music in tlie Middle West CONSERVATORY BUILDING. One of the Finest In Exists Certificate and Diploma Courses in Piano, Violin, Pipe- Organ and ' Cello Plavfmg, and in Singing; Special Supervisors ' Courses in Public Scliool Music and Musical Kindergarten, am.] oi wliicli mau be included in Music-Literarvj Course leading to Degree Bachelor oi Science in Music. Four free scholarships offered each near. Summer Term, June 1 1 th to Juhj 21st, 1923. For catalog or further information address. JESSIE M. WEILER, Secretary Two hundred twenty-four WALL PAPER Your own good taste will easily see how our adept skill can use these wonderful new wall papers of ours to create beauty in any rooms. Painters and Decorators PAINTS Charles Pease WALL PAPER 213 North Main Street VARNISH PROPAGANDA FOR DATELESS DANCES A bashful Theta Gamma pledge attempting to make a date over the telephone. " Hello Central. Please ring Main 1923. " " Hello! Is this you? " " Well, this is me. " " Oh, well, if you don ' t know who it is, I won ' t tell you. " " Oh, I just wanted to ask you something. " " What ' s the rush? I guess there ' s plenty of time. " " Well, it ' s just this. " (Aside.) " How ' ll I say it? " " What are — are you going to be busy Friday night? " (Aside.) " What ' ll I say next? " " The Thetas are going to have a little party. " " What difference does that make to you? " (Aside.) " Well, I wish I had asked Bill. " " I was just going to ask you if " (Aside.) " Oh, I just can ' t say it! " " — — if you would like to go. " " Who do I think I ' m talking to? Why you ' re Percival Pincushion, aren ' t you? " " Your name is James Higgins and your number 1922? Oh, I beg your pardon ! I thought I was talking to another person whose number is 1923. " (Aside.) " Now, what ' ll I do? " Stewart Dry Goods Co. INCORPORATED 227-235 North Water Street Suits, Coats, Millinery, Dry Goods Rugs and Draperies Decatur ' s Busy Store Always the Lowest Prices Two hundred twenty-five " Economy is near to the keystone of char- acter and success. A hoy that is taught to save his money will rarely he a had man or a failure: The man who saves will rise in his trade or profession steadily; this is inevitahle. " — Shakespeare. Tke National Bank of Decatur " Decatur ' s Oldest National Bank " Two hundred twenty-seven " The Taste is the Test ' OAK CREST WARDER HIGHLAWNS CHERRY BLOSSOM The greatest care is used in the preparation of these brands. No higher quality can be found anywhere. There is none better. McClelland grocer co. Phone Main 42 WHOLESALE GROCERS Decatur, III. Zeta: Ricketty-ann ! Ricketty-ann ! What say we? Man! Man! Man! Alpha Chi: Rah! Rah! Man! Man! Rah! Rah! Man! Man! Who? Man! Who? Man! Who? Man! Man! Man! SISTERHOOD YELLS (With Variations) Pi Phi: Give us a man, a man, a man, Give us a man, a man, a man, One or two, Any will do, A man, a man, a man ! Tri Delta: We want men ! We want men! Say it then, Again and again — We — want — MEN! Theta Gamma: A Man! A Man! A Man, By Golly, A Man! Make Your Daily Walk A Glad Time No matter how youthful, dainty and charming your general appearance, your feet make or mar your looks. Wear Rodger ' s Shoes and be Happy RODGER ' S SHOE STORE 148 East Main Two hundred twenty-eight The Rembrandt Studios photographs of CHARM and DISTINCTION Special Prices to Students 314 Nortli Main Street Ground Floor SIGH NO MORE, LADIES (Being an extract from one of Doc Conant ' s memory quizzes) It was eight bells ringing, And still she slept in azure-lidded sleep, Nor England, did I know till then, The Night-mare-Life in Death was she, The Lady of Shalott. Three years she grew in sun and shower, Fair, and fair, and twice so fair, Is there a whim-inspired fool, To love this rag and a bone and a hank of hair? Behold, 0 Man ! that toilsome pains doest take What dire offences do from amorous causes spring, Watch thou and fear; tomorrow thou shalt die, I am ashamed through all my nature to have loved so slight a thing, But a man ' s a man, for a ' that. Hence, loathed melancholy ! Alone, alone, all, all alone, The best is yet to be, Beauty is truth, and truth beauty, When I put out to sea. Usually known as The Corner, Archie ' s, or The Drug Store. Always the objective immediately after class, the game, recital or play. Your trade is fully appreciated by Archie, Bill, Brownie and the Alpha Gandas. Two hundred twenty-nine Lollege Men r refer HART, SCHAFFNER MARX CLOTHES DROBISCH-KEISER CO. 129 NORTH WATER STREET Mrs. Walker: Mabel, I wish you wouldn ' t stand outside with your beaux. Mabel: Oh, I was only there for a second. Mrs. W. : Is that so? I thought I heard a third or fourth. AT WESLEYAN Our financial genius, Welby: Driver, how much is a taxi? Driver: One-fifty. Welby: How much for the lady? Driver : Nothing. Welby : Take the lady. I ' ll walk. Virginia Reinhardt (to idler in hall): Don ' t you ever have anything to do but stroll around the halls and loaf? Idler 1 (indignantly) : Well, I guess not. I ' m a Sig Alf! Eddie Gris: Have you read " This Freedom " ? Alsace : Oh yes. I like it. E. G.: Have you red flannels? Becky (after a long recital of troubles): I ' m just tired and worn out all the time. I can ' t think what is the matter with me. Sarah Jane: Oh, how lucky! People always tell me. DEAR US! HOW DISCONCERTING Fresh Frosh: May I sit on your right hand? Davida : I prefer you would take a chair. F. N. GRIMSLEY OSTEOPATH STANDARD LIFE BUILDING DECATUR, ILL. Compliments of Tlie Union Iron Works Decatur, Illinois We are for Millikin SPORTING GOODS niiiimiti iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mi iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin iiiiini iiuiiuilliiiiiuiiiiiili iiiiiiuiiiiiuiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiuiiHlimi uu iiiiwiiiu iiuuuiiiuiiuiuiiiiuuiiuuiiiiiiuuiiiuiiu OUR LINES REACH BASEBALL EQUIP- STANLEY STEEL VACUUM MENT BOTTLES LOUISVILLE SLUGGER GOLD METAL CAMP FUR- BATS NITURE REACH TENNIS GOODS EVINRUDE BOAT MOTORS MacGREGOR GOLF CLUBS REMINGTON GUNS GOLDEN ATHLETIC FISHING TACKLE SHOES CAMP EQUIPMENT OLD TOWNE CANOES TOURIST SUPPLIES iiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiifiiiiiiimiiim MOREHOUSE WELLS CO. HARDWARE - - Decatur, Illinois Two hundred thirty-one Two hundred thirty-two SYNTAX Milton Baumgarten: Accusative case, direct object of Idelia Davis. James Magill: Dat(es)ive of reference to girls. Clarence Smith: Ablative of manners. Irwin Hurtt: Genitive after verbs of forgetting. John Taylor: Nominative, subject of loquitur. Knox Girl (seeing Payson cross the field with his cornet case): Where ' s that doctor going? PERHAPS SHE DOESN ' T CARE FOR CHILDREN Miss Dunlap (calling Anna B. MilUkin Home): Hello. Is this the Home? Well, I want to speak to the keeper. IS THIS THE WAY HE BRINGS THEM UP? One of the judges at the Chicken Show announced that Dean Mill ' s chickens were perfect in every respect and would have taken first prize except that they giggled when they ought to have cackled. SWEET AND LOW, SWEET AND LOW THIS MAY ONLY BE SLANDER, OF COURSE Prof. Smith: Here, I can ' t have this. Wake up that student next to you, please. Student (yawning): Aw, do it yourself. You put him to sleep. Mr. Casey (en route to Champaign) : Conductor, is this a fast train? Conductor: Yes, sir, it is. Mr. Casey: I thought so. Wonld you mind stepping outside and see vhat it is fast to? C. A. M orrow Art Shop Kodaks " We Frame Pictures " Right " 1 12 East Prairie Street, Decatur, 111 i 1 Developing and Printing Even.j Davj Eastman Eilms Kodak Books Memorvj Books Pictures and Frames Gift Books Sporting Goods Golf and Te nnis Place and Talkj Cards Biitlidau Cards Staiionc rij Two hundred thirty-three INSIST ON GETTING Diamond Crown Canned Goods and Golden Drip Coffee Then you will be satisfied and en- courage business that helps Decatur DECATUR GROCER CO. Wholesale Grocer DECATUR, ILLINOIS " Say it With Flowers " ALWAYS FRESH Greenwood Avenue Greenhouse MAIN 6883 702 Greenwood Avenue You ' ll like the Style in these Suits Y OU know the value of two-trousers $40 $50 $60 KAUFMANS MAKE IT RIGHT C. A. HUPP TOBACCO CO. 625-628 East Cerro Gordo STREET DECATUR, ILLINOIS The Oakland Confectionery in m i llliiiiimiil i 135 S. Oakland Sandwiches and Drinks of all kinds We Cater to Auto Trade The Famous Hamburger A. T. GRALIKE, Owner hund rod thirty-four Decatur Drug Co. Illinois ' Greatest Drug Store 343 North Water Student and Faculty Trade Solicited The largest and best equipped Drug Department in the Central West. Sanitary and careful compounding of prescriptions. A Toilet Goods Department unexcelled for the excellence of its stock and its wide variety of modern beauty aids and toilet necessities. A Cutlery Department in which are handled all the popular makes of safety razors, blades, stroppers and other shaving necessities. A complete Rubber Goods Department handling only the highest grade and most dependable lines. An up-to-date Drug Sundries and Stationery Department. Free Automobile Delivery without extra charge. We are in business " for your health. " You will find here courteous, Prompt and helpful service. Make this your drug store. Our courteous Mr. Casey (bumping into the bookshelf and dislodging four of the seven books he has on his arm, politely to shelf): Oh, excuse me, please. WEEK-END VISITOR AT PI PHI HOUSE " Does Mr. Yoder work here? " ' Why no, I think not. He is a student at the University. " " Oh. I thought he must be the night watchman. " Dr. Conant (impressively) : Everyone of you students should get at least eight hours sleep. You know that, don ' t you? Clarence Smith: Yes, yes, and I get it all right. Four hours last night and four the night before. That makes eight. The paternal von Suessmilch (to Dean Mills): Now, Dean Mills, what branch would you recommend for my boy? The Dean: A good stout hickory switch would do as well as any, I think. Fair co-ed (appealingly) : Oh, sir, catch that man! He wanted to kiss me! Policeman : Never mind ; there ' ll be another along in a minute. — Badger. Adam and Eve had an awful time — And truly, I am no liar. They couldn ' t own a car at all Because they lacked attire! ), rf Two hundred thirty-five Why do Decatur ' s most discriminating folks patronize the Princess Confectionery? Because they know that Quality is assured in everything served or sold here. Because they know our Service is as nearly perfect as it is humanly possible to make it. Particularly pleasing are our dainty light lunches. They are excellently prepared and cooked, attractively served, and the prices are surprisingly moderate. Hot Drinks, Cold Drinks Fine Candies, Light Lunches 327 NORTH WATER STREET PHONE MAIN 895 Two hundred thirty-six Two hundred thirty-seven i p HE PHOTOGRAPHS in tke VP ' 1924 Millidek were ell tak- en especially kvj us for tke Look. This issue of tke annual is offered as an example of tke quality of tke work turned ovit Lu tkis organization. We wisk to tkank all tke students and patrons lor tkeir splendid co- operation in making tke 1924 Mil- lidek a pictorial success. Liiidgiiist My r void Art Photographers 319 North Water Street Decatur, 111. Official Photographers lor the 1924 Millidek One hundred ninety tins W. Armstrong | C AT I DRUGGIST j Uecatur v oal v o. The Rexall Store for good coal JONTEEL, an Odor Creation and j LIGGETT CHOCOLATES j Phones M. 89 109 DECATUR, ILL. j 110 N, Broadway A JAP ROMANCE He love first sight, She only laugh, He much polite, She call him calf. He bow so low, She turn nose high, He full of woe, She never sigh. He weep and wail, She laugh to hear, He grow so pale, She scorn and jeer. He very mad, She try to flee, He cave-man bad, She too late see. He hold her tight, She sorry now, She full of fright, He kiss her brow. He ask for date, She say aill right, He stay late, She lovely sight. He marry her, She not forbid, They glad forever, And got a kid. LINCOLN CAFE ON THE SQUARE " The House of Service and Quality " GREANIAS BROS., Prop. DECATUR, ILL. FINE TAILORING 213 WEST MAIN STREET Two hundred thirty-nine Students and Graduates of James Millikin University A Word 01 Greeting Now Heplful Service When You Need It FARMERS STATE BANK TRUST CO. Two hundred forty f T T T BUY RACINE TIRES trom RATTAN TIRE CO. Intelligent Tire Service " Style Without Extravagance " r Apparel for Women .Misses 135 Water Street, North WARNING! Take care in crossing streets. This town is lull ol J STUDEBAKERS W. L. Sliellabarger ' s Sons H. W. METZLER and SONS Wholesale Fruits and 1 Vegetables DECATUR, ILLINOIS If it is ELECTRICAL We tiave it ( 2 ex electric " A? U?iifa a mst. Company EARL WEATHERFORD, President j Sandwiches and Light Lunches Ice Cream and Fancy Drinks | fV e are for Millikin THE BUTTERFLY 1 221 N. Water St. " Smart Wonioi ' s Wear " 147 North Water Street " The Suit Shop of Decatur " Two hundred forty-one MOVIE OF AN ASTON HALLITE STUDYING Rushes into room, throws hat on dresser, gloves on chair, coat on bed. Stands before mirror, taking- off and putting on hairnet, powdering nose etc. Turns and gazes crossly at pile of books on table. Fumbles over these and finally selects one. Throws self back in most comfortable chair of room and prepares to read. New thought strikes her; jumps up from chair, running to room across hall. Giggles and whispers for half an hour. Leisurely return. Prepares to read again, but, thought again striking her, searches through dishevelled drawer, finds box and opens it, disclosing chocolates in nest of fluted papers. Removes these regretfully and again settles in chair. concentrated study for two minutes. Closes book with bang. " There! That ' s enough for that. Mr. Henderson always calls on me first anyway. " Selects algebra with obvious distaste. " Let ' s see. I don ' t remember what was assigned in this. " Searches idly through and discovers a note. Reads it and laughs. Searches through pages more animatedly for more notes. Optimistically: " Well, if I don ' t know what was assigned I can ' t study it. I ' ll get my History. " Picks up History book. Telephone bell below. Attitude of attention. Voice : " Geraldine, Geraldine, you ' re wanted at the phone. Scatterment of books. " Hello. " " Why of course I know who it is ! " Giggles. " Oh, is that so? " More giggles. " We-ell ... I guess I can. " " All right. I ' ll be ready. " Good-bye. " Returns to room and breaks glad news to roommate. Again stares crossly at books. Gaze wonders about room. Inspiration at looking-glass. " Oh, I know! I ' ll try my hair in that new way the girls are wearing it. " Business of taking down and arranging hair, with aid of roommate. Business of inspecting front, back and sides, by hand-mirror. Business of adding more hairpins. " That looks fine. I believe I ' ll wear it that way tomorrow. " Inspects watch. " Mercy! It ' s nearly halp-past ten already. I thought I was sleepy. " Gives final glance at books. " Oh, well, I suppose I ' ll just go to bed. I ' ve got most of my lessons anyway now, and besides " — virtuously — " it certainly wouldn ' t pay any- body to have a nervous breakdown. " Retires for night. JUST WHAT WE THOUGHT ALL THE TIME Aston Hall girl (at .seven- fifty -five, surveying her clothes in a circle on the floor, where she had discarded them the night before) : Clothes, I ' ve got an eight-o ' clock class and I ' m going to it. If you want to come too, hang on ! Miss McCaslin (in her sprightly manner): Oh, Mr. Baker, I ' ve done a dreadful thing ! William (dolefully): Yes, I saw that on my last paper. OH, TUT! TUT! Dean Mills: Yes, President Roosevelt was a very bellicose president. Lloyd Moffett: Oh, you mean Taft, don ' t you? Davida: Mr. Von Suessmilch! Mr. Von Suessmilch! Where ' s that Count? WATCH HER, ZETAS Ruth Withrow (at Theta Gamma tea): Oh, see the pretty decora- tions! It looks like the red-light district. OUR AFFECTIONATE FACULTY Miss Imboden: Now, little dears, we ' ll just begin on this. OH, THESE MARRIED FOLKS! Mr. Dean confesses his ambition to raise a cow and chickens but his wife won ' t let him. Service— THE REVIEW PRINTING AND STATIONERY COMPANY is acknowledgedly a big organization. Yet, big as it is, it has never consiered itself above accepting and giving its very best attention to even the smallest printing order. No matter what your order may be — whether it is for a hundred calling or business cards, or for a catalog running into the tens of thousands of copies, you will always receive characteristic Review Service — the best that capable, conscientious endeavor and perfect equipment can produce. 3H)e etateto ffres The Review Printing Stationery Company Phones; Main 1 SI 1-1812 Decatur. Illinois LL- 1 D E K DRY GOODS CO. 207 N. Water Street 138 E. Prairie Street Decatur ' s Economy Center STORE OF QUALITY, SERVICE AND PRICE Cloaks and Suits — Millinery — Dry Goods She was a Brainy girl And so every time He took her out They said He had a good head On his shoulders. SALTZ BROTHERS 225 NORTH WATER ST. HATS and HABERDASHERY Everything in U " all Paper, Paints and Glass ARTIST SUPPLIES YER4S© Decatur III. SIGNS OF ALL, KINDS Established 1908 Confectionery We manufacture our own Ice Cream and Ices Fancy Mixed Drinks OUR SPECIALTY— LIGHT LUNCHES Our confectionery is the largest and most up-to-date in the state Two hundred forty-four Tun hundred forty-five Two hundred forty-six MILLIKINITES I HAVE KNOWN Two hundred forty-seven EPILOGUE As the presses are rolling out the last pages of the 1924 Millidek, we wish to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to those who have helped to produce our yearbook. Our heartiest vote of thanks goes to the loyalty and spirit of the whole student body, most of whom have regarded the Millidek as their personal interest and not just something the Junior class and the Millidek staff were producing. The entire Millidek Board deserves the highest commendation. Re- cruited from one of the largest Junior classes we have had, its abilities have been unusual. We wish to thank Miss Lutz and Miss Robbing for their advice and aid given in the production of the Millidek Midnight Minstrels. Special mention must be given to Bernice Deetz for her untiring labor, unfailing promptness in perfecting the excellent art work in our annual. To the Stafford Engraving company and Mr. Logan of the Herald Printing and Stationery company we are indebted for unfailing courtesy and invaluable service. Mr. Lindquist and Mr. Myrvold have given us the unusual photo- graphic work which contributes much to the success of our annual. Reluctantly we yield the pen to our successors, for we have found in our work friendships and associations that can never be lost to us. The work has entailed disappointments and sacrifices but if it has made faculty, students, and alumni thrill with the Spirit of Millikin and with a new feeling of loyalty to her ivy coverd towers, we shall have ac- complished what we wanted to in the 1924 MILLIDEK

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