Millikin University - Millidek Yearbook (Decatur, IL)
- Class of 1926
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Tlie Millidek 1926 Assembled and Published bu THE CLASS OF 1926 of the JAMES MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY Decatur, Illinois 1925 VOLUME TWENTY-TWO DEDICATION To Miss McCaslin, who has shown us the perfection of friendship, the poise of culture — to her with whom associa- tion under the Elizabethan towers in- sures a liberal education, ive dedicate this Millidek of 1926 Contents Dedication Campus Views Administration Classes Conservatory Organizations Fraternities Atnletics Pepper Shaker Calendar Advertisements She is here The all- pervading, ever-present spirit of Mil- lihin. She stands behind the administration of the University, and guides their footsteps in the paths of wisdom She touches the soul of the musician at his instrument She binds those of us ivith common interests into closer felloivship She inspires ivith courage the athlete fighting for the honor of his alma mater She instills in our hearts a reverence for the things of the mind, and spurs us on to greater endeavor ivhen we would be slug- gish Silently, she moves about among these pages — Representing unity and sensitiveness toivard every side of life Mark Embury Penney in whose hands the hopes of Millikin have been placed ; an Educator, who has through his own experience in great universities of the country, met the problems that are facing the thinkers of the time; a Leader, who will set up landmarks in the pedagogical world; a Man, who has found himself in the turmoil of mod- ern creeds and who has developed a sane and firm attitude toward life and his felloiv-men; but best of all a Friend, who understands the frailties of human nature, but who nevertheless has supreme faith in the goodness and strength of his fellows. t 15 ] Dean of Women When one thinks of Dean Lillian M. Walker, one sees a woman of a friendly dignity, a gracious person- ality. Calm in the midst of turmoil, unexcited among the problems that being in charge of a large group of girls must entail, Mrs. Walker does not rule those girls with an iron hand, but advises and helps the Student Council. Ever ready to see a joke, appreciating a clever misdemeanor even as she condemns it, with a sense of humor that makes talking to her a pleasure, Mrs. Walker has the attributes that make for a true Dean of Women. [ 16 ] Helmer Paeeli von Wold Kjerchow Agersborg Wheeler Professor of Biology 2 s, r E T B.S. M.S., University of Washington, Seattle ; University of Oslo, Nor- way; A.M., Columbia Uni versity; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Eugenia Allin Librarian and Professor of Library Science J A lr B.L.S., University of Illi- nois. William Bellis Professor of Mathematics r e t Ph.B , State Normal Col- lege, Upsilanti; B.S., Uni- versity of Chicago; Cor- nell; University of Wis- consin; Harvard. Bonnie Rebecca Blackburn Professor of French AAA, Kappa A.B. James Millikin Univer- sity; A.M., University of Chicago ; Certifieat d Etudes Francaises, Uni- versite de Grenoble. Lucile Margaret Bragg Recorder Instructor in Latin Kappa A.B., A.M., James Millikin University. Castle Marlett Brown Associate Professor of Political Science B e n, M A Ph.B., Dennison University; J. D , University of Chi- cago, MA.; Columbia Uni- versity. Lorell Mortimer Cole Professor of Manual Training Stout Manual Training School for Teachers; Uni- versity of Virginia; New York School of Agricul- ture. Grace Patten Conant Professor of English Language and Literature 13 k, n m e A.B., Bates; A.M., Cornell; Fellow, University o f Chicago; Litt.D., Bates. Elton Richmond Darling Associate Professor of Chemistry A s , a K Ph.D., University of South- ern Minnesota; Bradford Durfee Textile School; Brown; Clark; Wesleyan; Chicago; Illinois. Samuel Eddy Instructor in Bilogy T K E, K K Kappa A.B., James Millikin Uni- versity; University of Washington; LTniversity of Illinois. Joseph Frederick Gauger Instructor in Bookkeeping BS, University of Illinois; Harvard; C. P. A. Arthur McKee Hahn Instructor in Manual Training James Millikin University. t IS ] Melville Harrison Hatch Associate Professor of Biology 2 S, S, r A, r e t A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Univer- sity of Michigan. Carl Head Professor of Mechanical Engineering T K E B.S. in Mechanical Engi- neering, James Millikin University. Luther Bateman Henderson Rouse Professor of Philosophy B.S., New York University; A.M., B.D., Yale; Goet- tingen, Marburg, Berlin. Charles Elmer Holley Professor of Education K A n, 2 S A K N. I. S. N. U„ DeKalb; A.B., A.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois. Leo Thomas Johnson Director of Athletics 2 A E James Millikin University; Michigan; Notre Dame. Wesley Robertson Long Professor Modem Languages K T E A.B., Boston University; A.M., Leland Stanford University. Alexander Peebles Kelso Professor of Biblical His- tory and Literature A.B., Washington and Jeff- erson ; B.D., Western Theological Seminary; B. A. (Theology), B.Sc. (Re- search), Oxford, Eng- land; Leipzig. Earl Chester Kiefer Professor of Mathematics A 2 B.S., Michigan Agricultural College; M.S. Fellow, University of Michigan. Buelah Virginia Kniple Instructor in Foods and Nutrition z t a, n m e, r e t B.S. in Household Arts, James Millikin LTniver- sity. Davida McCaslin Professor of Rhetoric AAA A.B., Coe College; A.m!, University of Minnesota; Harvard; Columbia. Isabella Thompson Machan . • Professor of Greek and Latin A.B , A.M., Wellesley Col- lege. Albert Taylor Mills Professor of History and Political Science. Ph.B., A.M., University of Michigan; University of Chicago. [ 20 ] Robert Joseph Murphy Instructor in Accountancy Ben B.S. in Economics, Univer- sity of Pennsylvania; University of Illinois; C. P. A. Leonard Truman Nordlie Associate Professor of Commerce and Finance A.B., Concordia College; A.M., University of Illi- nois. Mary Belle Price Assistant Librarian n b . n m e A.B., James Millikin versity. Uni- James Harvey Ransom Professor of Chemistry B.S., M.S., Wabash College; Ph.D., University of Chi- cago. Emma Bates Robbins Professor Fine and Ap- plied Arts A X a, A A B.Des., Newcomb College of Tulane University; Art Institute, Chicago; Chi- cago Academy of Fine Arts. Flora Ross Assistant Professor in Modern Languages A X fi A.B., James Millikin Uni- versity; A. M., Columbia University; Cert ificat d ' Etudes Francaises, Uni- versite de Grenoble. [ 21 ] William Wilberforce Smith Professor of Economics t B K A.B., A.M., LL.D., Lafayette College. Fern Kauffman Springer Instructor in Household Arts z t a, n m e B.S., James Millikin Uni- versity. Fred Delzell Townsley Professor of Physics A.B., Wabash College. A.M., LTniversity of Illinois, Amy Rebecca Woller Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts n a e, a ? a Ph.B., A.M. in History of Art, University of Chi- cago. William Ernest Young Professor of Public Speaking 4 J P, B K, K t K A.B., Bates; University of Michigan. Charline Fender Wood Associate Professor of Rhetoric A.B., Western College; A.M. Columbia University ; University of Chicago. [ 22 ] Dorothy Giffin Calvert Welch Dyer Blanche Hillard A T A Secretary and Auditor Secretary to the Secretary to Auditor K 2 President A J A A B., Cumberland Univer- sity. James Millikin LTniversity. Mabel Dunlap Professor of Textiles and Clothing B.S., A. M., Columbia Uni- versity. Dorothy Dillon Instructor in Physical Education for Women Southern Illinois State Nor- mal LTniversity; Chicago Normal School of Physi- Classes A tall blue shadow came forward from Darkness; it held a candle, un- lighted. The Shadow blew upon the candle — a pointed golden flame ap- peared, and spread a circle of warm light. The gold swayed like tapestry of yellow velvet ; then it smoothed into a flat disk-like surface. Along the outer edge of this disk were many figures; among them were girls wearing blue skirts with white sweaters, winding in and out among other figures that stood erect upon tiers of bleachers and chanted " Fight ' em — fight ' em " — . The air vibrated with the snappings of a huge bonfire; a band suddenly crashed out a chord of music, and they rose, clamorous. The golden flame flickered low, so that the disk of light vanished for a moment and then came back. Figures were still visible on it, but they seemed to differ from those who had been there before. Manv of them were standing about a long table, where a tall girl poured tea from a silver pot, and passed tiny green mints in a cut-glass bowl. The disk of light revolved slowly about the candle, and as these figures faded another group appeared on the flat surface. A deep hush sur- rounded them; they were writing in black leather notebooks with coral pens; sketches from their writing detached themselves, and formed dim, majestic shapes— tall thoughts of philosophers, bright orchid shadows that were the ponderings of scientists, the pale opal of poetry. . . . From the distance came the soft leathery thud of a ball against a board, and then the triumphant shriek of a whistle. A calm followed, and as the flame half sank, many figures, in a blurred brilliance of dress, slowly walked toward a hazy towered shadow. . . . Black caps and gowns; a window of rose and purple that scattered flecks of pink and pale mauve into the cool depths of darkness : a silence, echoing with the low song of a violin, winging against the silence with wave after wave of sound The figures wearing the caps and gowns rose; they held small b ue. candles, and as they approached the golden flame, the candles grew larger, so that when they were lighted them seemed much taller than the figures themselves and spread about them a glow similar to that of the large cen- tral light. Slowly the figures came to the edge of the disk ; they stepped from it, and the glow from their own candles held them uprierht. And men the darkness about them lightened, so that tired people hidden m the dusk turned their faces forward, flecks of mauve and pink light swayed out into distant corners and made the greyness vivid and beautiful, and the poignant vibrations of a violin changed dull rooms and dull thoughts into loveliness. The Shadow looked about at the straight blue candles spreading their glow freely in the darkness ;— then it leaned forward again, and, blowing gently, made the glow of the white central light spread even farther. More figures had appeared on the disk of light ;— figures wearing blue skirts and white sweaters and standing upon tiers of bleachers. — Joyce Coffee. [ 24 ] t 25 ] Senior Class And so Millikin harvests the nineteenth crop from her educational tree in the garden of Knowledge. Each year the crop goes forth indelibly stamped with Millikin traditions, Millikin ideals, and Millikin love. Wherever they go, wherever they may be, whatever they may do, they carry to the communities in which they seek to carry out the programs of their lives the undying enthusiasm and eternal determina- tion that was their ' s while housed and reared ' neath the Elizabethan towers of J. M. U. In many respects this year ' s class is no different than the others which have pre- ceded it. Its first and second years were marked with the same mortality and the same monotony of former years. Last year an event which will be pointed to as one of the crises in the history of the college found ample exponents among the Class of 1925. The clouds were low and darkness abounded. But as every shadow on earth is but reassuring proof of the sun above that makes it, the crisis was but a forerunner of the things that were to follow. Entrenched in the loyalty for the college that had been their own for three years, the class returned with new found determination to vitalize, construct, and build for a greater Millikin. Cooperating with the new admin- istration, their efforts have not been in vain. Wherever able minds and willing hands were needed to carry on the activities of the student body, a Senior could be found contributing his share to the work of the moment. In a few instances the class has done some things which can be definitely cat- alogued as accomplishments of the class itself. " To the Ladies, " presented under the direction of June Fisher Miller, brought forth dramatic ability which had been dor- mant for a period of three years. The versatility of the class was demonstrated to a satisfying degree. Further demonstration of capability was seen in the float which so proudly bore the class colors in the Homecoming parade. But when we search for things which were done for class and class alone, we find ourselves in a woeful dilemma. No class lives for itself; it lives for Millikin, and secu- lar activities cannot be readily found. Throughout the year members of the class have been picked by the! Decaturian staff as embryonic leaders in their community life. Tradition permits that only nine be selected. Yet there are others whose leadership is yet to receive its recognition after graduation. While in college, Doris Lowe, Rosalia McCambridge, Alsace Sullivan, Consuelo Cummins, Rolland Moar, Neil Arrington, Wilbur Abell, Charles Maxwell, and Sam Smith have been honored by elevation to the Order of J. M.U.ites. It is to be hoped that the confidence and hope placed in them will be an ever greater incentive to achievement in the future. And so the Class of 1925 leaves us with the ever-present effect that it has made on the college in its four year ' s attendance. It carries with it a sentiment and a brand of scholarship and attainment which may be reborn in future years in many little communities in Illinois where units of that class have endeavored to return to the country a part payment for the privilege of education, good citizenship. [ 2(i | ■ .AH ,, | 33i Roland LaVerne Moar brodhbad, wisconsin A. B. In Chemistry T K E, A n, K K Mathematics club 3, 4; Student Council, 4; President Senior class. Consuelo Elizabeth Cummins DECATUR A.B. In English e r, ii m e, a a Decaturian Staff, 2, 3, 4; Millidek Staff 3: English club, 2, 3, President, 4; French club, 3, 4; Dramatic- club, 1, 2; Glee club, 1, 2, 3; Pan Hellenic Banquet, 1, 2, 3, 4; English prize, 3; Song- prize, 4; Secretary Senior Class. Geneva Maud Porter de land A.B. In Mathematics A X 9, r E T Basketball, 2, 3; Student Coun- cil, 3; Millidek Staff, 3; Mathematics club, President, 4. Clifton Jean Wylie DECATUR B.S. In Commerce and Finance T K E, A Q Commerce club, 3, 4; Millidek Staff, 3; Class Treasurer, 4. Frances Rosalia McCambridge CASEY B. S. In Home Economics AAA, a a, n m e, r e t President Junior class, 3; Vice-President Senior class, 4: Y. W. C. A. secretary, 3; Vice-President, 4; Spring festival, Queen of Love and Beauty, 3; Home Economics club, 2, 3, 4; Sophomore prize in Home Economies, 2; Span- ish club. 4; Student Council. 3; Dramatic Art club, 2. Wilbur Joel Abell BINGHAM B.S. In Commerce and Finance T K E, A 9. Commerce club, 3, 4; Student Council, President, 4; Class Officer, 3; Gym Festival, 2, 3; Senior Class Play, 4. Frances Jacqueline Armstrong DECATUR A.B. In English II B 4 English Club, 2, 3, 4; Spanish club, 4; Homecoming Play, 2; Gym. Festival, 2; Senior In- vitation Committee. James McElroy Bergen DECATUR A.B. In English Decaturian Staff, 3, 4; Millidek Staff, 3. 4; English club, 3, 4; Glee club Accompanist, 4; Chapel Committee, 4. Neil Arrington DECATUR A.B. in Economics K A X, A Q M club, president, 4; Class treasurer, 1; Y. M. C. A. Council, 2; Football, 1; Bas- ketball, 1, 2, 3, 4, captain, 3; Senior Class Play, 4; Gym Festival, 3. Paul B. Berryhill LINCOLN A.B. In Biology 2 A E, A Si, K K Glee club, 3, 4: Homecoming Play, 4; Lincoln College, 1, 2. Myrtle Leota Bailey DECATUR B.S. In Household Arts Household Arts club, 2, 3, 4; Dietetics at Michael Reese Hospital, 3. Margaret Christine Busbey DECATUR A. B. In Biology e r, a a, n m e, r e t English club, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 4; Vice-President Sophomore Class, 2; Commencement Play, 1; Pan Hellenic Ban- quet, 3 ; Gym. Festival, 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Art Club, 2, 3. Mildred Evila Braucht joy B.S. In Household Arts All Star Basketball, 1, 2, 3 Home Economics club, 1,2, 3, 4;Aston Hall Student Coun- cil, 3; Woman ' s Athletic Association, 1, 2, 3, 4. Jesse Bernard Birks harristown B. S. In Commerce and Finance T K E Glee Club, 3, 4; President, 4; Commerce club, 4; Spanish club, 4; Senior Class Social Committee, 4; University of Illinois. 2. Harold Edward Christen son CHICAGO B.S. In Commierce and Finance r E T Glee club, 3, 4; Vice-President, 4; Commerce club, 3, 4; Chairman of Caps and Gowns Committee, 4; Y. M. C. A. president, 4; Student Council, 4; English club, 4. Sarah Jane Dunston DECATUR A. B. In History AAA Basketball, 1; Track, 1; Soccer, 1; English club, 3, 4; Glee Club, 4; Caps and Gowns, Committee of Senior Class. 4; Gym Festival, 3; Senior Class Plav, 4; Western Col- lege, Oxford, Ohio, 2. Jesse Roscoe Gillespie DECATUR B.S. In Commerce and Finance Commerce club, 2, 3; Masonic club, 1, 2; Commerce prize, 3. Maude Alberta Haake fillmore B.S. in Home Economics Home Economics club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Biology club, 4; Basket ball, 1, 2, 3; Aston Hall Stu- dent Council. 3. Carrie Louise Givens mt. sterling B.S. In Home Economics a x n, r e t All Star Basketball, 2; Girls ' Athletic Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Board of Control, 3, 4; Secretary of Junior Class, 3: Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 2, 3, 4; Household Arts club, 4; Millidek Staff, 3; Gym Festival, 2. William Pleasant Hale DECATUR B.S. In Manual Arts Tumbling ' Team, 2, 3; Gym. Festival, 3. Favre Neal Gould MORGAN A.B. In Education K A X Blackburn College, 1, 2; Cheer Leader, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3 Debating Council, 3; Vice President Y. M. C. A., 4 Band, 3; Chairman Senior Social Committee, 4; Milli- dek, 3. William J. Harris SALEM B.S. In Commerce and Finance T K E Decaturian Staff, 3; Commerce club, 4; English club, 4. Helen Ruth Harper DECATUR A.B. In History and Politi- cal Science Zylpha Ethel Jury washburn B.S. In Home Economics A A A, r E T Home Economics Club, 4; Soccer, 1 ; Homecoming Play, 2. Rachel Vera Irwin DECAT UR A.B. In History and Politi- cal Science e r, n m e English club, 2, 3, 4; Decatur- ian Staff, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A. cabinet, 4; Debating Council, 3, 4; Pan Hellenic Banquet, 3, 4; Memorial Committee of Senior Class; Smith-Walker Prize, 2; Coleman History Prize, 2 ; Horace McDavid Public Speaking Prize, 3. Linda Rose Kleiner greenville B.S. In Home Economics Z T A, T E T Household Aits club, 1, 2, 3 President, 4; Dramatic club. 1, 2, Glee club, 4; Woman s Athletic Association, 3, 4 Y. W. C. A. cabinet, 3, 4. Margaret Mary Lanigan streator B.S. In Household Arts n B Senior Play; Household Arts club, 2, 3, 4; Glee club, 3, 4; Queen Esther pageant, 4. Doris Mabel Lowe KEWANEE A. B. In English ii m e Basketball, 1; Pan Hellenic Banquet, 2; Y. W. C. A., president, 4; McDavid Pub- lic Speaking Prize, 3; Home- coming Play, 2, Dramatic club, 1, 2; Woman ' s Athletic Association, Secretary, 3; English club, 2, 3, 4; Brown Debate, 4; Millidek Staff, 3. Lucile McHard ALEDO B.S. In Home Economics Z T A, T E T Household Arts club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Aston Hall Student Coun- cil, 1; Basketball, 2; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 4. Mildred Gladys Lott carlinville A.B. In History and Politi- cal Science Blackburn College, 1, 2; Eng- lish club, 3, 4; Aston Hall Student Council, 4. Charles Edward Maxwell DECATUR B.S. In Commerce and Finance K A X, A n Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain, 4; Manager Basketball, 3; Stu- dent Council, Trea surer, 3: Commerce club, 3, 4; " M " club, 2, 3, 4. Raymond Edward Meiners troy B.S. in Commerce and Finance A 2 ! , A fi Commerce club, 3; President, 4. Frances Catherine Mount CHICAGO A.B. In Library Science e r Lake Forest University, 1, 2; French club, 3, 4. Irene May Myers DECATUR B.S. In Home Economics Home Economics club, 1, 2, 3, 4; French club, 4. Marjorie Hilda Neilson detroit, michigan A.B. In French n B t , n M 9 Art Guild, 3 ; Y. W. C. A. Cabi- net, 4; Girls ' Athletic Asso- ciation, 3; Tennis, 3, 4; French club, 4; English club, 4. Lois Sibella Oliver KEWANEE B.S. In Household Arts e r, r e t French club, 3; Home Econom- ics club, 3, 4. Edith Matilda Regan DECATUR B.S. In Home Economics A X Q, LT M O, PET Y. W. C A Treasurer, 3; Home Economics club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Woman ' s Athletic Associa- tion, 1, 2. Mary Louise Ozment harrisburg A.B. In English A X fi Lindenwood College, 1, 2: President Aston Hall Stu- dent Council, 4; Spanish club, 4; English club, 3, 4; Spring Festival, 3. Janice Eicheson sidney, ohio A.B. In Biology Z. T. A. Western Reserve University, 1; Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Ten- nis, 2; Woman ' s Athletic Association, 4; Glee club, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A. pageant, 4. Gilbert Laive Parker macon, missouri B.S. In Commerce and Finance T K E Decaturian Staff, 3; Commerce club, 3, 4; Glee Club 4. Edwin Drummond Sheen DECATUR A.B. In English Decaturian Staff, 3, 4; Milli- dek Staff. 4; French Prize, 3; Coleman History Prize, 1; Delia P. Gushard Drama Prize, 3: English club, 3, 4. Christine Ryman DECATUR B.S. in Household Arts AAA Student Council, 2, 3; French club, 3, 4; Household Arts club, 3, 4; All Star Basket- ball Team, 1, 2. Ruth Ann Riggs DECATUR A.B. In English A X fi Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain, 1, 2, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4; Decaturian Staff, 1, 2; Eng- lish club, 3; Gym. Festival, 2, 3; Spanish club, 4; Wom- an ' s Athletic Association, I, 2, 3, 4; Art Guild,, 2, 3. Samuel Owen Smith GIRARD A.B. In History A 2 t , A Q Brown debate, 3, 4; Millidek editor, 3; Decaturian editor, 4; Student Council, 4; His- tory prize, 1. Helen Isabella States DECATUR B.S. In Fine and Applied Arts A X Basketball. 2, 3; Home coming- play, 2, 3; Dramatic Art club, 2, 3; Woman ' s Athletic Association, 1, 2. 3. 4: Art Guild, 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club, 4. Alsace Virginia Sullivan DECATUR A.B. in English II 13 n M English club, 2, 3, 4; French club, 3; Dramatic club, 2, 3; Homecoming Play, 2; Senior Play, 4; Decaturian Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4; Eugenia Bacon Prize, 3; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 4; Pan Hellenic President, 4; Women ' s Athletic Associa- tion, 2, 3. Zella Bessie Traver DECATUR A.B. In Latin Woman ' s Athletic League, 4; Basketball, 2; Manager of Women ' s Athletics, 3; Senior Chapel Committee. Gertrude Elizabeth Thompson sullivan, indiana B.S. In Household Arts AAA Ward Belmont, 1, 2; Home Economics club, 3; Glee club, 4 ; Clyde Thorpe CLINTON B.S. In Manual Arts A X, A Q, K K Senior class Play; V. M. C. A. Cabinet 4. Zoe Josephine Traver DECATUR A.B. In Mathematics r E T Mathematics club, 4; Basket ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Gym. Pesti val, 3. Geneva Pearl Tucker DECATUR B.S. In Home Economics n B , A A, r E T Cornell University, 3; Dramat- ics club, 2; Homecoming Plays, 2; Home Economies club, 2, 4; Social Committee Senior Class; Y. W. C. A Pageant, 4. Phyllis Margaret Valentine metamora B. S. In Home Economics n M 6 Household Arts club, 1, 2, 3, 4; French club, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A. treasurer, 4 ; Social Service Committee, Y. W. C. A., 3, 4; Woman ' s Athletic Association, 1; Glee club, 3; Aston Hall Student Council, 3. 4; Basketball, 1; Pan Hellenic Banquet, 3. Lola Mae Tucker minonk A. B. In French French club, 2, 3, 4; Spanish club, President, 4; Pan Hell- enic Banquet, 2; Aston Hall Student Council, 2, 3; Eng- lish club, 2. William Meredith Weck CHICAGO A.B. In History and Political Science K A X, A 0 Senior Play: Decaturian Ad- vertising manager, 4. Lawrence Hamilton harristown B.S. in Manual Arts b e n. k a x Treasurer Y. M. sonic club, 1, I Committee, 3; lege, 2. C. A., 3; Ma- ; Junior Prom Bethany Col- OFFICERS Hubert A. Douglas ....President Maurine Golden Vice-President Lois Mowry Secretary Torrence Padgett Treasurer Dorothy Odor Student Council Robert Taylor Student Council The year 1924-25 has been a successful year for the Junior class. Al- though it has accomplished nothing of note other than its routine activi- ties, it has done these well. The Junior Tea has not been excelled by other Junior classes before us; the Washington Birthday class parties were con- solidated into one big dance in the gym., at which the Junior class did its share and the Junior Prom was, as usual, one of the most outstanding so- cial events of the year. Carnival effect was produced at the Prom, by dozens of bobbing red balloons grouped about the central dome, the posts, and along the walls, and by quantities of serpentine and confetti. The activities of the Junior class of this year promise well for a successful, outstanding Senior class of next year. [ 39 1 ismiii 33; Top row: Anderson. Arrington, Ash, Biggs, Blotter, Brosseau. Second row: Campbell, Claggett, Clark, Conlon, Cotton, Denny. Third row: Dillsworth, Douglas, Dunbar, Engelder, Flug, Fullmer. Fourth row: Goatley, Golden. Gotschall, Gregg, Hall. Hamman. Fifth row: Harper, Henry, Holdaway, Hornback, Hughey, Humphrey Sixth row: Husband, Johnson, Keith, LaPlante, Lewis, Lundgren. I 40 ] Top row: McAnulty, Madden, Maddox, Maury, Metzer, Miller. Second row: Mowry, Myers, Odor, Padgett, Palmer, Parkinson. Third row: Pease, Pluck, Ponder, Post, Rice, Seago. Fourth row: Shirey, Short, Sink, Spellbring, Stiller, Tabor. Fifth row: Taggert, G. Taylor, R. Taylor, Traughber, Tyler, Welcome. Sixth row: Leseman, Weld, Rose, Wilson, Chung. f. 41 ] Today Foolish little prayer that I prayed yesterday — Where have you gone? I ' d like to take you out and look at But I can ' t find you. Lovely little dream that I dreamed day— before — You were like music in the Springtime, and cones of lilacs. But I have lost you. Tired little song that I sing today — Climb as far as you can into the hills. Tomorrow I will forget you. [ 42 ] Sophomore Class OFFICERS Lealdes Eaton President Elizabeth Hartmann Vice-President Frances Valentine Secretary Herman Pritchett __ - Treasurer Bonnie Regan Student Council James Vollmer Student Council Individually, the Sophomore class stands high and respected on the campus, but collectively it has met with a series of defeats. In the Fresh- man-Sop homore scrap, the most bloody of its struggles, the Freshmen won, carrying off the person of the Sophomore president, and dragging the Sophomores across the field in the tug of war. The Sophomores were, however, glorious fighters, and include individuals who insure one of the most brilliant classes that Millikin has ever known. t 43 ] Top row: Judge, McClelland, Long, Malosh, Mattes, Megaw, Wood. Second row: Melton, Mitchell, H. Moore, M. Moore, Neilson, Pritchett. Third row: Proctor, Quickel, Randolph, Redmore, Rice, Regan, Richardson. Fourth row: Riekards, Robb, Ryman, Scurlock, Seward, Shields. Fifth row: Slater, Sollers, Stivers, Sutton, Thomson, Troutman, Valentine. Sixth row: Van Epps, Vollmer, Walsh, Widick, Williams, Winterrowd. Seventh row: Jones, Wyckoff, Witzeman, Wooley, Burgess. [ 45 ] J Elizabethan Towers f LIZABETH AN toivers against the sky; Mf-s The smell of crisping leaves; the test of might- The clash of combat on the field nearby; The blare of music — rapture of the fight. Elizabethan toivers against the grey — The joy of tinted walls and tapestry; The parchment-shaded glow at dusk of day; The treasure of a book upon my knee. Elizabethan towers against the gold; The candle-lighted vespers of Noel; The beauty of the caroled songs of old; The hush of worship of Immanuel. Elizabethan towers against the gloom, W here love of beauty, depth of thought begin; Against the haze of past and future loom The high beloved toivers of Millikin. — Consuelo Cummins. [ 46 ] E3b The Freshman Class OFFICERS Roger Yoder President Virginia Smith - -Vice-President Frank Edmundson Treasurer Naomi Linville ----- Secretary Margaret Lancaster Student Council Jack Earl .Student Council One of the first important tasks of the Freshmen this year was the issuing of the Decaturian for November 6. The editor, Pauline Stewart, with a willing, yet inexperienced staff, succeeded in putting forth a praise- worthy number which bespoke much promise for the " baby " class. The Freshmen next loomed into prominence by winning the annual Freshman-Sophomore scrap. The warfare started early, and during the skirmishes that followed, paddles were snapped, flags were hoisted, poles were greased, and dignifed presidents were rudely kidnapped and spirited away However, the contest was officially concluded during Homecoming week when the swarming Freshmen swamped the Sophomores in every event except the girls ' hockey game. Unfortunately, these feminine wear- ers of the green were defeated in a hard-fought game by a 2-1 score. The class gave a valentine tea for the faculty and student body Janu- ary 29 In the flickering candle light, the predominating color scheme of red and white gave a pleasing effect, and the tea was judged a success by all who attended. [ 47 ] Top row: Ambrose, Bailey, Barry, Barthelme, Bartholomew, Beall. Second row: Beatty, Beaumont, Behrend, Berry, Boyer, Brosseau, Brown. Third row: Bryant, Bryant, Burke, Chasey, Choisser, Christner. Fourth row: Classen, Clinton, Coe, Coffey, Collier, Conant, Coutant. Fifth row: Crawford, Davis, Dement, Dobson, Earl, East. Sixth row: Edmondson, Edwards, Eells, E. Eilers, M. Eilers, Elbert, Ellis. Bottom row: Evans, Firebaugh, Firth, Fishback, Flint, Forsythe. Jk M Top row: Foster, Furman, Golden, Graff, Guthrie, Hagens. Second row: Hardbarger, Harris, Hastings, Helen Hawver, Harold Hawver, Helmick, Henebry. Third row: Higman, Hippensteel, Hodgson, Holben, Holt, Johnston. Fourth row: R. Jones, Kaeser, Kenney, Kibler, Kincaide, King, Lachemeyer. Fifth row: Lancaster, Lane, Laws, Lee, Lehn, Linville. Sixth row: Long, Lyons, McFadden, McPheeters, Marvel, Mautz. Bottom row: Metzger, Mills, Minges, Mullins, Newman, Oehler. Top row: Kniefel, Perbix, Phillips, Pluck, Powells, Richey. Second row: Keen, Rogers, Rule, Sawyer, Scott, Scurlock, Bennett. Third row: Hastings, Seago, Shirk, Shuman, L. Smith, M. Smith. Fourth row: Cannon, V. Smith, Smoot, Stewart, Stiegemier, Stone. Fifth row: Joy, Stone, Storm, E. Taylor. T. Taylor, Thompson. Sixth row: Doren, Turner, Haupt, Wakefield, Walden, Watkins, Barnard. Bottom row: Wise, Watkins, White, Wilcox, Yoder, W. Yoder. [ 50 ] A Musical Instrument What was he doing, the great god Pan, Down in the reeds by the river? Spreading ruin and scattering ban, Splashing and paddling with hoofs of a goat, And breaking the golden lilies afloat With the dragon-fly on the river. He tore out a reed, the great god Pan, From the deep cool bed of the river ; The limpid water turbidly ran, And the broken lilies a-dying lay, And the dragon-fly had fled away, Ere he brought it out of the river. High on the shore sat the great god Pan While turbidly flowed the river ; And hacked and hewed as a great god can, With his hard bleak steel at the patient reed, Till there was not a sign of the leaf indeed To prove it fresh from the river. He cut it short, did the great god Pan, (How tall it stood in the river) ; Then drew the pith, like the heart of a man, Steadily from the outside ring, And notched the poor dry, empty thing In holes, as he sat by the river. " This is the way, " laughed the great god Pan, (Laughed while he sat by the river), " The only way since gods began . To make sweet music, they could succeed. " Then, dropping his mouth to a hola in the reed, He blew in power by the river. Sweet, sweet, sweet, 0 Pan ! Piercing sweet by the river ! Blinding sweet, 0 great god Pan ! The sun on the hill forgot to die, And the lilies revived and the dragon-fly Came back to dream on the river. Yet half a beast is the great god Pan, To laugh as he sits by the river, Making a poet out of a man ; The true gods sigh for the cost and pain, — For the reed which grows nevermore again As a reed with the reeds in the river. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning. r 52 ] Stella Mae Chittum Instructor in Piano S A I Certificate in Piano, Certifi- cate as Teacher of Piano, Certificate in Harmony, Diploma in Piano as So- loist and Teacher, Lowell L. Townsend Director of Conservatory of Music Nita Clark Instructor in Piano and Organ Piano Study, William H. Sherwood, Harold von Micknity, Jeanette Dur- no; Organ, Harrison Wild, Clarence Dickinson; Teaching methods, Jean- nette Durno. Miner Walden Gallup Professor of Piano and Harmony Virgil Piano School, New- York; Private study, Al- bany, N. Y. and Berlin with Dr. Percy J. Starnes, Alberto Jonas, and Ver- non Spencer. Doris Lewman Gillispie Instructor in Voice S A I Millikin Conservatory, Cer- tificate in Harmony, Pub- lic School Music and Pi- ano; Diploma in Voice as teacher and s o lo i s t; Graduate study in Voice. Fredarieka Green Instructor in Voice and Ear Training S A I Millikin Conservatory of Music; Diploma in Sing- ing as Soloist and Teach- er; Diploma in Piano; Private study, Oscar Sea- gie, Schroon Lake, N. Y. ; Post-Graduate Diploma in Singing, Millikin Conser- vatory of Music, (Private study, Claire Kellogg, N. Y. C.) Sylvia Fisk Gobberdiel Instructor in Piano 2 A I Millikin Conservatory of Music, Certificate in Pi- ano; Teacher ' s Certifi- cate: Diploma in Piano as Soloist and Teacher: Post-Graduate study; Pri- vate study, Chicago. Louise Watson Helmick Instructor in Voice A T A, 2 A I Wesleyan College of Music; Certificate in Voice and Theory; Cosmopolitan School of Music, Chicago, Certificate in Public School Methods; Ameri- can Conservatory of Mu- sic, Chicago; Private study, Charles W. Clark. Helen Russel Hill Instructor in Piano 2 A I Certificate in Piano, and Public School Music; Di- ploma in Piano, Millikin Conservatory. Frank Lloyd Hydinger Professor of Piano and History of Music Advanced Piano Study with Rudolph Ganz, Piano and Ear Training with How- ard " Wells; Eurythmics with Jacques Dalcroze at the Dalcroze Musical In- stitute in Hellerau near Dresden. [ 54 ] Mayme Ethel Irons Instructor in Public School Music Methods 2 A I American Institute of Nor- mals Methods, Diploma in Public School Music Course, Northwestern " University School of Mu- sic, Evanston, Illinois. Doris Ellen Lyons Instructor in Piano 2 A I Certificate in Piano, Milli- kin Conservatory; Cer- tificate in Kindergarten Methods, Millikin Con- servatory. WlLNA MOFFETT Instructor in Piano and Organ 2 A I Certificate in Piano, Diplo- ma as Soloist and Teach- er, Millikin Conservatory; Diploma in Organ; Private study, Chicago, Percy Grainger. Marthin Christian Proven sen Professor of Voice Iowa State Teachers ' Col- lege, Private Voice Study, Chicago, Boston and New York, under Prochowsky, Bibb, Hosea and others; Private Coaching under Rhrys Herbert. Esther Requarth Director of Kindergarten Department 2 A I Art Study, Greenville. Ohio; Teachers ' Training Course, Graduate, De- partment, Millikin Con- servatory of Music. Florence Royce Associate Director of Kindergarten Department 2 A I Certificate in Musical Kin- dergarten Course, Milli- kin Conservatory; Special study in Dramatic Art and in Playground Work, Chautauqua, New York. I ] IB Madame Myrna Sharlow Professor Voice and Opera Repertoire A A Graduate Beethoven Con- servatory, St. Louis, Pi- ano and Voice; Private coaching Frederick E. Bristol Studios; Private study, Edmond Clement, Paris, France; Grand Opera Repertoire under Ca m p a i ni, Moranzoni. Wein gar tner, Charlier, also Alfredo, Alagna at Naples; Member of Bos- ton Grand Opera Co.; Chi- cago Grand Opera Co. Aimee Dunne Secretary of Millikin Conservatory of Music GLADYS LA VON PHILLIS DECATUR Bachelor of Music; A.B. James Millikin University PROGRAM OF RECITAL At Kaueper Hall, May 12, 1925. Dost Thou Know that Fair Land — Mignon Thomas My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice — Samson and Delilah Saint-Saens Flirtation ___ Curran The Soldier ' s Bride Rachmaninoff The Isle Rachmaninoff At Night Rachmaninoff My Menagerie Foster Sleepin ' Time Huerter Mah Lindy Lou Strickland Close by the Walls of Sevilla — Cs.rmen.. Bizet [ 50 ] 33 JAM a Kindergarten If ever you are in London, you must see Kensington Gardens. It is the kingdom of the Little People, and the round, squatty woman at the gate, with gay balloons, will tell you that it! is a land where the children are forever playing, always making holidays with their hearts (rather than with their purses). It is a place two centuries old and yet so young that grown-ups hardly count at all — except that you become a little child again to be taught of the things that are " hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed unto babes. " It is here that Peter Pan lived. Imagine, if you will, an old fashioned garden of bright-hued flowers, roses, quaint geraniums, hollyhocks, flaming poppies, a mist of pinks, blue forget-me-nots, dancing fuschias, columbine, apple blossoms with a breath of spring, lilies, primroses, and modest violets. A veritable garden of flowers, individually precious. Now, fancy these flowers changed into round-faced, dancm? children : the metamorphosis will give you a good idea of the inspiring picture I saw in Decatur. . . . " Found it in little children Skipping to a three-four time on a Maxfield Parrish stage. " I found it in one of their dream holiday frolics on the immortal night of April 28th, 1925. Amidst the lingering tones of the rich pipe organ I was carried miles and miles away, over fields, down shady lanes, across friendly brooks, along new paths, knee deep in ferns, gathering with every step new beauty and youth. The smallest children joined in the glory of perfect rhythm ; the freedom of the movement was a revelation to the musical audience. Bouncing balls, ensemble, with musical composi- tions was a joy to see. The baby voices were true and the message of the songs was understood, each word singing in true meaning as well as tone. The garden revealed her treasures and I was grateful to see how wisdom, beauty, and truth, can be inculcated in the lives of little children without effort, without thought of self, without thought of audience, without thought of anything save the message they live to express. The last words I heard on that night were " silver words that dripped " from small child ' s lips, telling the tired grown-ups, would-be-children: " The world is so full of a number of things, I am sure we should all be happy as kings. " An then I realized that we had wandered far into the garden and I for one had lost the way. In my helplessness I prayed that the eternal garden- er might show us the paths " Where lovely budding things are daily spring- ing forth with unceasing and increasing beauty and fragrance " and with the childlike artist we have met in Kitty Cheatham : " Sing our song of gladness Children of the king, In our wondrous garden Play and dance and sing. " CONSERVATORY RECITALS Nita Clark, Organist September 27, 1924 Paul Whiteman ' s Orchestra October 16, 1924 Marthin Provensen, Bass.. October 23, 1924 Nita Clark, Organist October 30, 1924 Sousa ' s Band November 4, 1924 Louise Homer, Contralto November 21, 1924 Nita Clark, Organist December 3, 1924 Fredarieka Green, Mezzo-Soprano Dec. 9,, 1924 Frances Clow Martin, Cellist Frank Lloyd Hydinger, Pianist.. ..January 20, 1925 A llen McQhuae, Tenor January 30, 1925 Jascha Heifetz, Violinist March 24, 1925 Girls ' Glee Club, Annual Concert April 17, 1925 Gladys Swarthout, Mezzo-Soprano April 20, 1925 Men ' s Glee Club, Annual Concert April 27, 1925 Kindergarten Demonstration Program. April 28, 1925 Harriet Mertz, Mezzo-Soprano May 4, 1925 Gladys Phillis, Contralto...... May 12, 1925 [ fio j Organizations The kaleidoscope flared green and blue, a swirl of half-formed pat- terns shifting, tossing into waves of brilliance. It seemed for a moment that a half shadow of a tower was appearing, but a shower of vivid flakes swept across it, forming and re-forming into hundreds of tiny pictures, jutting into one another, merging and jostling, and for the moment ob- structing entirely the shadow of the tower. And then the flood of color became less dazzling and images appeared in orderly succession. And dimly behind each picture remained the shad- ow of the tower. In one of the images gleamed the polished floor of a ball room, with figures draped in velvet or in satin, and other figures tall in black and white, moving slowly about the stately pillared room. That same image seemed somehow to become groups of men and women dressed in ceremon- ial robes, each group of different texture and design from all the rest and yet all similar. Each group was kneeling before a mystic symbol in a tall white shrine. Then the image shifted: A piano appeared in the center of the pic- ture and about it men and women were singing and a band playing. Each of the groups played or sang about the tower that loomed behind it all. Another picture showed a group of men and women bending over something which they called at times a fact and again a theory, bending over it and studying it with microscopic intensity. And the group seemed eager to discover something, something which would be lovely, in the shad- ow of the tower. The bits of blue and green shifted into an easel in the center holding a sketch of a little river gleaming through a fringe of willow trees. In an- other corner of the kaleidoscopic pattern a girl in a yellow smock was bending over a drawing board, painting parrafin flowers for a batik scarf. Another girl was dipping long strips of cloth into pots of dye and fastening them together into a curtain whose shadowy folds looked like sunlight on forest trees. A certain delicacy in the sketch, in the scarf, in the curtain, tinged the whole image with loveliness. Tall candles burned with a steady light on a roomful of white-clad girls. Their heads were bowed for a moment silently, and then, looking up, they sang " Follow the Gleam. " . . . With a swirl of color the pattern fell into several, one of men only, one of women, and one of both; all these groups were planning together; all were looking toward the towers and the crowds of people moving within them ; their plans were to bring this crowd a little more loveliness, a little more truth. The pageant of pictures ended. Again the kaleidoscope flared in daz- zling brilliance, the pictures merging, swerving, screening one another, a meaningless tangle in the air, the towers unseen ; slowly a few of the less truthful pictures disappeared ; the rest slipped into a plan, each image with its thread of gold or blue in its own place, continuing the pattern of each other ; merging into a close wrought design ; and above it loomed the tow- erS- — Consuelo Cummins. [ G2 Kappa The Kappa Society is composed of those alumni who throughout their four years at Millikin have maintained a rating as high honor students. Together with scholastic ability due consideration has been given those students who have likewise contributed time and energy toward extra- curricular activities. The officers for this year and the alumni who have qualified for membership follow : OFFICERS William C. Casey President Helen Regan Sleeter Vice-President Lottie Cook Secretary-Treasurer Class 1907 Jessie Lichtenberger Irene Handlin Duerr Jessie L. Ferguson Ida Diller Record Class 1908 Bonnie R. Blackburn Class 1909 Lucile Bragg Alice Dempsey Hamilton Gary Hudson Benjamin Lehenbauer Ruth Stevens Rothacher Class 1911 Viola Bell Mary Carroll Alice Henderson Ellis Hudson Class 1912 Edgar Allen Lois Browne Jesse Conel Lottie Cook Corrinne Holcomb Anna New Gibson Fern Parr Wilkin Roger Young Class 1913 Jessie Ayers Esther Lou Bergen Laura Kriege Lewis Effie Morgan Diecker Mary Prestley Maude Yarnell Burchell KAPPA ROLL Class 1914 Faye Lynton Fisher William F. Henderson Sophia Drobisch Anna Milligan Lorin King (deceased) Class 1915 Ruth Lewman Martha Mcintosh Irva Shaw Gray (deceased) Clyde Hart Class 1916 Louise Bradford Dillavou William Casey Leah Fullenwider Mary Kassenbaum Smashy Ada Ross Class 1917 Elinor Mills Charles Lee Margaret Honeywell Miller Class 1918 Henrietta Graybill Margaret Cloyd Class 1919 Elizabeth Knight Lorena Gordon Mary Barrows Lee Gertrude Guller Mace Class 1920 Geneva Gregory Catherine Milligan Smith Halvor Leek Erna Lohrmann Class 1921 Hubert Robertson Mildred Wiley Helen Machan Edna Rybolt Bopp Adele Shelah Whitfield Class 1922 Camille Barnett Powers Lois Engleman Josephine Harris Charles Mills George Proctor Lita Randall Maurita Shafer Proctor Louise Vent Class 1923 Ida Baker Helen Ingersoll Helen Regan Sleeter Bernice Torman T. Dale Yoder Margaret Hessler Class 1924 Samuel Eddy Idelia Davis Baumgarten Twila Miller Oskar Kubitz Helen Richardson Bernice Deetz Edith Parker Ralph Jones Thelma Scott [ 63 ] The Student Council Back row: Eaton, Yoder, Christenson, Vollmer. .Second row: Curry, Moar, Regan, Abell, Porter, Douglas. Front row: Lowe, Lancaster, Odor, Torman. OFFICERS Wilbur Abell _. ■_ President Geneva Porter Vice-President Bonnie Regan ...Secretary Hubert Douglas Treasurer The purpose of the Student Council is to secure co-operation between tlie 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. With this purpose in view, the Student Council of 1924-25 has been building up an organization that bids fair to become an active body for student government. Work- ing steadily but unobtrusively, offering a guiding hand here and there, the council has become a vital factor in the life of the university. For instance, a petition to President Penney to keep the library open at night for the benefit of the students was instigated by the council. Aside from the usual homecoming activities, probably the most noteworthy ac- complishment of the council is the new plan inaugurated for the selection of the Editor and Business Manager of the Millidek and the Decaturian. The object of the new plan is to eliminate, in so far as is possible, all politics from class elections and assure the selection by the classes of capable persons for the four major positions on the two college publications. [ 66 ] OFFICERS Doris Lowe - - President Rosalia McCambridge Vice-President Linda Kleiner Secretary Phyllis Valentine Treasurer Edith Regan Undergraduate Representative The Y. W. C. A. has tried during the past year to live up to its name. Its purpose has been to enrich, somehow, in the rush and hurry of campus activities, the spiritual life of its members. One ' s religious life requires constant nourishment and time for growth. The devotional meetings of each Wednesday afternoon have been planned with this ideal in mind. The organization listened to many inspirational talks by ministers, faculty, and students. We feel that this hour which has been spent in worshipping to- gether each week has been entirely worth while. [ 67 ] Decaturian Back row: Thomson, Sheen, Robb, McAnulty, Taylor, Lewis. Second row: Ste.wart, Parkinson, Metzer, Engelder, Smith, Seago, Proctor, Traughber. Front row: Hodgson, Sullivan, Irwin, Cummins, Ambrose. Absent from picture: Miller, Week. Sam Smith Editor Erwin Seago Business Manager Meredith Week Advertising Mgr. The policy of the Decaturian staff this year under the leadership of Sam Smith and Erwin Seago has been progressive. It is the only college paper in the state which has a whole page for editorials and feature arti- cles, with no news writeups. At the beginning of the year a new design was worked out for the head of the paper and has been used throughout the current year. A change in the style of type, both in the heads and the news articles has added to the journalistic value of the paper. The Deca- turian has a record for promptness this year — three times, due to vaca- tions and similar occasions, it has been distributed later than its regular issue date of Thursday of each week, each one of these delays having been announced in the preceding issue. The Decaturian won the Illinois College Press Association trophy, placing first in news-writing and make-up and second in editorials. Through the efforts of the present managers and the cooperation of the Student Council, a new plan of training the editors and business man- agers has been introduced. Through it, it is believed that the Decaturian will reach the zenith of its effectiveness. L BS ] 9 r 1926Millidek Back row: Sheen, Parkinson, Anderson, Golden, Witzeman. Front row: Sink, Tabor, Lewis, Traughber, Conlon, Engelder. STAFF Ruth Traughber Editor Sydney Tabor Assistant Editor William Conlon Art Maurine Golden Organizations Edwin Sheen Literary James Bergen Conservatory Ronald Mills Kodak Corwin Lewis Business Manager Everett Witzeman Ass ' t. Bus. Mgr. Margaret Parkinson Calendar James McAnulty Jokes Robert Sink Men ' s Athletics Catherine Engelder, Women ' s Athletics ADVISORY BOARD Professor Lorrell Mortimer Cole Professor Davida McCaslin The development of this year ' s Millidek has been different from that of other years ' in that it was given over from the hands of him who had first dreamed of and planned it, into another ' s. The framework of the book, many of the fundamental ideas were those of the first editor, Alvin Rose. Since his leaving Millikfn the staff has gone on, working out his ideas and adding new ones of its own. Several names are not included in the Millidek staff proper which truly deserve to be there. As assistant art editors, Vernet Anderson, Catherine Scurlock, and Rolande Brosseau have done much with their pen and ink drawings, designing, and printing; Louise Geen has made several posters. John Miller has helped in the business man- agement. The Millidek staff sincerely appreciates the efforts of all those who have con- tributed toward the 1926 Millidek. [ f,9 ] Back row: Laws, Lott, Metzger, Flug, Palmer Front row: Valentine, Crawford, Dunbar, P. Valentine, Johnson, Eells. OFFICERS Jennie E. Dunbar President Mildred E. Lott Vice-President Adelia C. Metzger , Secretary Marian A. Laws Treasurer SENIOR SOPHOMORE REPRESENTATIVES REPRESENTATIVES Eva Palmer Clementine Johnson Phyllis Valentine Frances Valentine JUNIOR FRESHMEN REPRESENTATIVES REPRESENTATIVES Lois Flug Mae Seward Mildred Eells Erma Crawford Five years ago Aston Hallites were under the supervision of the fac- ulty. Since that time, in May of each year, president, vice-presi- dent, secretary, and treasurer are elected by the entire Hall, and each class elects two representatives. This group is known as the Aston Hall Stu- dent Council, and administers " majors " and " minors " to those who are noisy during study hour or who come in late, and " campus for one week " or " solitary confinement for two weeks " to those who have acquired two majors. The Student Council also plans the social affairs of the Hall and, all in all, creates a better spirit of cooperation and feeling of equality among the Hallites, and each year seems to be more successful. [ 70 ] 33 Household Arts Club Back row: Thompson, Jury, M. Smith, Burks, V. Smith, Lape, Mills, Christner, Thomson, Givens, Wooley. Second row: Holdaway, Engelder, Hawver, Scott, McHard, Oliver, Campbell, White, Valentine. Third row: Brock, Rice, Galloway, Haake, Laws, Troutman. Front row: McCambridge, Kleiner, Odor, Redmore. OFFICERS Linda Kleiner ....President Maryannette Humphrey Vice-President Mildred Redmore — .Secretary Maude Haake _. Treasurer Anyone interested in Household Arts work is eligible to membership in the Household Arts Club. The club has had a very successful year, meetings being held every two weeks at the different sorority houses. The Style Show was under the auspices of this club and the money is being used to redecorate the Household Arts reading room. The Style Show was the most elaborate function of its kind ever held at Millikin and had the atmosphere of the true style centers of Paris. Members of the club also served the Homecoming banquet. [ 71 J Back row: Darling, Abrams, Seago, Sutherd. Front row: Johnson, Penney, Givens, Cole. OFFICERS Leo Johnson : Chairman Louise Givens Secretary E. R. Darling Treasurer The Athletic Board of Control is the institution which promotes and controls intercollegiate contests, and which is pledged to expend the funds it receives in the most advantageous way. These funds come from three sources: the sale of student athletic tickets, gate receipts, and guaran- tees from other colleges for contests on their grounds. The personnel of the Athletic Board consists of the Dean of the Col- lege and the coach, both ex-officio members, one member of the faculty elected by the faculty, another member of the faculty elected by the stu- dent body, two student members, one man and one woman, who are nomi- nated by the Student Council and elected by the board, and a representa- tive from the Alumni Association, who must be an alumnus and be a resi- dent of Decatur. The two student members are elected in their sophomore year, one year a woman being elected and the next year a man, in order that one of the students may always be a second year member. [ 72 ] Pan Hellenic Back row: Cummins, McCambridge, Golden, Tucker, Kleiner, Brosseau. Front row: Howry, Regan, Odor. Irwin. OFFICERS Alsace Sullivan, Pi Beta Phi President Rosalia McCambridge, Delta Delta Delta Vice-President Linda Kleiner, Zeta Tau Alpha Secretary Geneva Porter, Alpha Chi Omega Treasurer This inter-fraternity organization of women has been a vital force upon the campus this year. Meetings held at frequent intervals through- out the year have been valuable in the discussion and solution of women ' s problems on the campus. The question of the new rushing system and the consideration of scholarship and democracy that goes with it has brought the women ' s fraternities on the campus to a more definite realization of the aims and needs of the organization — a spirit of friendly relationship and cooperation. [ 73 ] Lambda Phi Delta Back row: At lass. Tucker. McCambridge, Engelder, Busbey. Horton. Anderson. Front row: Golden, Traugrhber, Robbins. Pritchett. Hillard. Cummins. Geen. Founded at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1917. Zeta Chapter installed at Millikin in May, 1923. Colors — Blue, Bronze, and Gold. Flowers — Ward Roso and Forget-me-not. Members on Faculty Miss Emma Bates Robbins Miss Amy Woller Officers Bernice Deetz __ President Rosalia McCambridge Vice-President Blanche Hillard Secretary Elizabeth Connard Treasurer Idelia Davis Baumgarten National Grand President i -i J Kappa Phi Kappa Back row: La Plante, Thorpe, Pease, Young ' , Schroll, Taylor. Front row: Gallup, Provensen, Moar, Claggett, Berryhill, Verner. Founded at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1912. Theta Chapter installed at Millikin, February 29, 1924. Colors — Green and White. Flower — White Carnation. Members on Faculty Marthin Provensen Samuel Eddy Miner Gallup William Young Arthur Hahn 1 Officers Walter Claggett President Robert Taylor _ Vice-President Wheaton Allen Secretary Ennis Pease _ Treasurer lot [ 75 ] Gamma Epsilon Tau Back row: Gillespie, Agersborg, Dunbar, MeHard, Harper, Husband, Traver, Chung, Christenson. Second row: Busbey, Kleiner, Engelder, Porter, Plug, MoCambridge, Bailey, Garrett. Front row:01iver, Jury, Weld, Regan, Valentine, Tucker. Absent from picture: Miller. Honorary Scientific Fraternity. Founded at James Millikin University, 1921. Officers Edith Regan .-— President Lucille MeHard Vice-President Linda Kleiner Secretary Zoe Traver Treasurer Members on Faculty Dr. James H. Ransom Mr. Kiefer Dr. Elton R. Darling Mr. William Bellis Dr. H. P. K. von Agersborg Miss Olive M. Young Dr. Melvin Hatch Miss Beulah Kniple Gamma Epsilon Tau is an honorary scientific fraternity to advance the character of scientific work at Millikin and to provide an organized means for furthering the interests of students majoring in science. The past year has been quite an active one; some very interesting programs have been given, including lectures and inspection trips. Dr. Rose of De- catur, gave a talk on Radio at one meeting, and Dr. Roos, also of Decatur, one on Diet at another. Inspection trips were conducted to the coal mine, the telephone office, and to Staley ' s Starch Works. r 70 ] Back row: Kiefer, Ginther, Thomson, Querfield, Hansen, Bellis. Front row: Harrold, Shuman, Johnson. Porter, Traver, Valentine, Melton. OFFICERS Geneva Porter President Zoe Traver Vice-President Frances Valentine Secretary The Mathematics Club for the year 1924-25 was not organized till the beginning of the second semester. Meetings are held twice a month, at which talks are given on various subjects pertaining to mathenatics by members of the club or by persons with experience in this field. Talks have been given on " Mathematics in Business " by Mr. Gauger of the Com- merce and Finance Department, and " Chinese Math " by Mr. Chung, in which he explained an ancient water clock and demonstrated an Albia, a calculating instrument very like the frames with rows of red and green beads on which we learn to count. Open forum is held at the end of each meeting and every member may take part in a discussion of real mathe- matics rather than those that concern themselves only with facts and formulas. [ 77 ] Le Cercle Francais W «2 « %.! VJ Back row: Ccnlon, Wyckoff, Cummins, Mount, Husband, Ryman, Belden, Neilson, Berg-en Lewis. Second row: Traughber, Meyers, Jackson, Humphrey, Holmes, Ross, Blackburn, Mrs. Henderson, Long. Third row: Birkett, Brock, Brosseau, Mile. Clement, Valentine, Palmer, Tucker, Tabor, Anderson. OFFICERS Mile. Denise Brosseau - ...Presidente Mile. Consuelo Cummins Vice-Presidente Mile. Phyllis Valentine Vice-Presidente Mile. Lola Tucker Secretaire Mile. Sydney Tabor Tresoriere Le Cercle Francais est un des plus vieux clubs sur notre terrains. Pendant plusieurs annees le Cercle fut desorganise mais Tan dernier il fut reorganise. Depuis ce temps beaucoup d ' interet a ete en evidence dans ce club. Le Cercle est merabre de la federation de l ' Alliance franchise et est compose de trente-cinq membres dont le conseil d ' administration serve comme noyau pour le club. Le but de ce club est de promouvoir ou creer un interet dans les coutumes, le langage, et la litterature francaise. Cette annee le Cercle a tenu des assemblies mensuelles au lieu de bi-mensuelles. Cet arrangement fut fait afm de permettre au Cercle de preparer des programmes plus interess.antes et de plus grande qualite litteraire. Le plus grand evenement du club cette annee fut d ' epouser la cause des conferences par Mile. Clement qui est une con- ferenciere du cours d ' extension. Elle est une des graduees. de l ' Universite de Paris et est bien renseignee sur la politique et possede un charme et une personalite tout a fait Parisienne. Sa conference de l ' apres-midi fut delivree en frangais. Apres la session du soir le club francais eut une reception en son honneur. Mile. Clement consentit a se faire photographier en compagnie de tous les membres du club. La Sociedad Espanola Back ro v:Chasey, Conant, Tucker, Kelley, Long, Johnson, Stiller, Rice. Anderson. Front row: Scurlock, Horton, Allen, Valentine, Hood, Catlin, Short, Barnett, Henebry. OFFICERS Talbot Hood President Frances Valentine Vice-President Esther Barnett Secretary Ann Catlin Treasurer Le organza este ano la " Sociedad Espanola " de James Millikin University, bajo la direccion del Catedratico de Idiomas Modernos W. R. Long. Ya hacia algun tiempo que hacia falta una tal organizacion, y el otono pasado, por consiguiente, nacio. Los objetos de esta sociedad, segun se hallan en el Reglamento de esta se d etallan a con- tinuacion : " Promover el interes en los estudios hispanos, ayudar por consejos a los estudiantes de las clases de espanol, y suministrar a estos tin ambiante social necesario para el desarrollo de las aptitudes que cada una posea para el uso del idioma castellano. " Durante el ano, la sociedad ha dado unas tertuh ' as que cobresalian por su calidad y por el interes que despertaron en el habla y la vida de los paises hispanicos. A algunas de estas re- uniones han asistido los siguientes huespedes distinguidisimos de la sociedad — el Sr. A. R. de Soto, y el Dr. A. R. Saymour de la Facultad de Lenguas Romances de la Universidad de Illinois; el Sr. Don Jose Mojica, tenor de The Chicago Civic Opera Company; y Prof. Jose M. Hernandez del Departamento de Idiomas Modernos de la Universidad de Oklahoma. 2 English Club Back row: Bergen, Miller, Lowry, Brosseau, Armstrong, Irwin, Haggard, Sheen, Engelder, Wilson, Robb, Lewis. Second row Tabor, Baugh, Biggs, Metzer, Shields, Allen, Hartmann, Loffee, Husband, Wyckoff, Catlin, Garrett, Proctor, Dillsworth, Riggs. Front row: Holbrook, Denney, McDonald, Lowe, Sullivan, Cummins, Traughber, Dunstan, Ryman, Jackson, Goatley, Hornback. OFFICERS Consuelo Cummins -- President Alsace Sullivan ......Vice-President Sarah Jane Dunston Secretary Otis Madden - ----- Treasurer Ennis Pease ....Assistant Treasurer The chief project of the English Club this year was the bringing to the university of Lew Sarett, poet and woodsman. Mr. Sarett gave an en- tertainment of unusual value when he presented his bird and animal imi- tations, his character sketches of people of the great woods, and his poems of nature. It is the custom of the English Club to have one big project each year which not only is beneficial to the university and the townspeo- ple, and brings these two together more, but which is an additional benefit to the university in the contribution toward the English Club. It is through such projects that the Elizabethan Study was made possible, and the addition of collections of books to this study. Study groups in the organization which were started last year have been carried out with success. The three divisions — drama, literature and scribblers — meet for group work and join at intervals for one large meet- ing. Once each month, for content work, a guest is invited to speak to the club upon some subject of interest to both. [ so ] The Biology Club Back row: Wise, Kaeser, Forsythe, Hall. Sheen, Odor, Haake, Braueht, Torrence, Walsh, SeMifdrow " Eckert Elliott, Harpold, Baldwin, McHard, Oliver, Wooley, Rice. Stiller, Humphrey. Seago, Brock, Conant, Higman. Guthrie, Bartholeme Brosseau Third row: Lewis, Vollmer, Berryhill, Busbey, Hatch, Wagonseller, Agersborg, Flug, Frort 0 row: U MwT Davis k ' Smoot, Wakefield, Marvel, Ellis, Weld, Lancaster, Brown. Absent from picture: Fullmer, Eells, Eddy, Hawkins. OFFICERS Sam Wagonseller President Corwin Lewis Vice-President Clarence Hawkins Treasurer Charles Fishback - Librarian This year marks the first year of existence of the Biology Club, and although the organization did not get under way until March, its accomp- lishments indicate that this group will be one of the most valuable clubs in the university next year. The Biology Club consists of instructors and advanced students m the department who meet once a month to review important current literature in the field of biology. Other students with high rank are eligible to mem- bership. Visiting scientists who addressed the club this year are Dr. C. L. Met- calf and Dr. Henry B. Ward of the University of Illinois. Not only are the club and seminar meetings important means of supplementary training for the soeci al students of biology but the meetings offer a more informal way to discuss biological problems at times when the student is as much a leader as the regular faculty member would be in class. The aim of the club is to foster and give opportunity for self-expression on topics in which the student is interested. [ 81 ] Back row: Madden, Christenson, Evans. Martin, Robb, Bergen. Hawver. Second row: Witzeman, Walters, Classen. Mull ins, Parker. Padgett. Walsh. Front row: Haupt. McClelland. Allen. Provensen. Birks. Berryhill. Ditto. OFFICERS Marthin Provensen ; Director Jesse Birks .._ _ President Wheaton Allen Business Manager Stuart Coe Secretary Robert Haupt Librarian James Bergen .Pianist Robert Walter Violinist Outstanding on the calendar of the Glee Club was the Intercollegiate Glee Club contest in Chicago in which Millikin placed fifth out of a field of fourteen colleges and universities of the middle west — higher than it has been since the annual Intercollegiate contests were initiated. Millikin placed above clubs from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Knox, and others — a ranking which automatically ranks us as the best College Glee Club in the state. Concerts were given at Cerro Gordo, Cisco, Hammond, Harristown, and Warrensburg. The annual home concert in the auditorium was given April 23. The club has had an extraordiiw ' lv crnM vpar and b- ! hpon one of the best mediums of " broadcasting Millikin " that the university can boast of. Girls ' Glee Club Ba ' -k row: BacVunan, Bell. A-ke-man, Dlllsworth, Faircloth, Hood, Mitchell, Catlin, Anderson, Horton, Valentine, Classen. Second row: Phillips, Flint, Clawson, Storm, Lott, Curry, Colvin, Coutant, Plug, Birkett. Tabor. Front row: Hill, Wakefield, Mullins, Barrieklow, Boyer, Clements, Denny, Parks, Bilers, Holdaway. OFFICERS Patricia Dillsworth President Catherine Curry ..Vice-President Lucille Ryman - Secretary Helen Faircloth Treasurer Janice Richeson .....Librarian Mary Mitchell Librarian Lowell L. Townsend Director The most outstanding achievement of the Girls ' Glee Club this year was the presentation of the two cantatas, " The Tale of the Bell, ' ' and " Tho Slave ' s Dream, " which were the main features of the spring concert, given April 7th. Five months were spent in rehearsals under the direction of Professor Townsend. Bruno Steindel, who for many years has been ' cello soloist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was engaged to play a group of selections for this program. The concert was well attended. In this, its second season, the Girls ' Glee Club has a membership of forty. Due to various reasons, the organization was inactive two years ago, but last year, with the coming of Mr. Townsend, the Glee Club was re- organized and by its concert made a definite place for itself on the campus. [ 83 ] ill mm mi a 3§i The Debating Council Back row: Van Epps, Crawford, Young, Chaille, Furman. Front row: Mount, Smith, Irwin, Taylor, Pritchett, Lowe. A year ago last fall the Debating Council was organized for the pur- pose of promoting public speech on Millikin campus. While the council made a good start last year, it has realized more fully its purpose in the year that is just drawing to a close. Throughout the year six debates and four public speaking contests have been held. More than one hundred students have tried out for the various events. More than forty different students have appeared before audiences either in contests or debate. As is customary, the debating season was opened with the Brown de- bate, a contest to determine the best debating material in the university. A large number of men tried out for this contest, and it was not till after two tryouts were held that the final teams were selected. The debate it- self revealed much good material and was well attended. The question de- bated was : " Resolved, that the United States should adopt a cabinet sys- tem of government modeled on that of Great Britain. " The negative team, composed of Victor Furman, Ennis Pease and Herman Pritchett defeated the affirmative team, composed of Samuel Smith, N. E. Van Epps, and Otto Sutter. The winning team received a prize of thirty dollars. Her- man Pritchett won the individual prize of twenty dollars, for the best de- bater. Mr. Pritchett in his first appearance as a debater displayed a sur- prising amount of ability. [ S4 ] Soon after the Brown debate, work was started upon the intercol- legiate question of: " Resolved, that Congress should have the power to override ' by two-thirds vote decisions of the Supreme Court which declare Congressional acts unconstitutional. " The intercollegiate affirmative team was composed of Victor Furman, Ennis Pease, and Otto Sutter. The neg- ative team consisted of Samuel Smith, a veteran of last year, Herman Pritchett, winner of this year ' s Brown debate prize, and Robert Taylor, winner of last year ' s prize. On March twentieth the negative team traveled to Bradley to debate the question stated above. The men won high praise for their work, and lost only by a very close decision. The following evening Millikin indulged in a dual debate with Wheaton College. While the Millikin men both at home and abroad disported them- selves with honor, they lost, perhaps partly through a peculiar system of judging. The crowning glory of Millikin ' s debating history came when the neg- ative team defeated the famous debaters from Ripon College, Ripon, Wis- consin, on March the fourth, in the Millikin auditorium. Smith, Taylor and Pritchett were all at their best. Ripon has won over many strong teams, and is famous for her debating strength. The team defeated by Millikin had won six out of seven debates, all the debates being with ex- ceptionally strong teams. This debate is a real indication of the ability of the negative team. Considering the fact that this is only Millikin ' s second year in her re- vival of debating, the showing has been exceptionally good. Last year it was possible to hold only one intercollegiate debate, while this year it was possible to hold four. As this goes to press, four girls are at work preparing for the girls ' Brown debate contest. The question to be debated is : " Resolved, that the Japanese exclusion act should be repealed. " The teams are composed of : Affirmative, Frances Mount and Doris Lowe ; and negative, Lucille Chaille and Erma Crawford. The Sanders and Darby prize speaking contests are to be held in May. The credit for the greater part of the success of this year goes to W. E. Young, head of the Public Speaking department. Professor Young, for four years a member of the Bates College team and known to many as the best debater in America, has brought to Millikin much of the Bates enthusiasm. All of the men, with the exception of Samuel Smith, who graduates, return for next year. Prospects are indeed bright for intercollegiate de- bating, and a heavy schedule is being arranged. The council intends to have even more students engaged in speaking activities during the coming year. [ 85 ] The Gods of the Mountain The mighty green gods of the mountain, who sat with one finger up- lifted, gods of wine and of silver — and the beggars who dared to be gods. Striped robes, long trumpets, and a wierd faraway atmosphere ; the reluc- tant immobility of the Beggar-God-Who-Did-Not-Eat and the eagerness of those who gulped from the silver cups brought from the altars of the city. . . . June Fisher Miller Director Agmar —Fenton Switzer Slag - Eugene Taylor Ulf Lynn Pennsinger Oolano _ .Russell Classen Mlau Merrill DeBaum A Thief Leslie Newman Porander Royal McClelland Illanaum Stewart Coe Oksmos _ — Russell McPheeters The Dromedary Men Evelyn Denny, Geneva Tucker Citizens and the Seven Gods. [ Sfi ] Everybody ' s Husband " Everybody ' s Husband, " up to the last, was full of the airy and fanci- ful unreality of Pierrot in a rose garden. The harsh sanity of life, typified by the mother and grandmother, finally becomes almost in sympathy with the lightness and fantasy of youth — until morning comes — and with it the gaiety and more practical romance of the wedding day. June Fisher Miller Director A Girl Mary Lois Mowry Her Mother ....... Maurine Golden Her Grandmother Marie Horton Her Great-Grandmother Geneva Tucker A Maid Margaret Smoot A Domino ......... ....Charles Fishback [ S7 j The Millikin Band OFFICERS Professor E. C. Kiefer Director Edwin C. Shirk ..-.President and Student Director Glenn Jones Business Manager Henry Hall Librarian Paul B. Robb r Drum Major CORNETS Edwin C. Shirk J. Kemp Carson Wayne Yonker Robert Berry Glenn Jones Russell Classon Maurice Langellier ALTOS Henry Hall J. P. McReynolds TROMBONES Harold Anderson J. B. Thelen BARITONES Richard Shirk Paul B. Robb BASSES Alfred Engelder DRUM-MAJOR Paul Robb [ 88 ] CLARINETS Robert Walter Victor Furman SAXOPHONES Harold Dement R. E. Marshall E. T. Wilson William Clinton E. D. Taylor BASSOON J. M. Lukacs CYMBALS Russell Lehn DRUMS Stuart Coe Perry Jenness To a Youth in Vestments You almost make me laugh In the midst of all the high solemnity Of candle light and swing ng wreath in Gothic arch And the throb of the organ s passion Against my breast! For you are leading the choirs with your head held high And in your hands The staff which bears the Cross — Choirs that surge down the chapel aisles In waves of carol and candle-flame And high young purpose. You almost make me laugh For when last month I saw you You were a muddy and bloody hero On a football field, spent and gasping Lying with your outstretched arms across the line And in your hands the ball! Lumbering dizzily up You drank thirstily from a dirty sponge And sopped it across your face While a thousand megaphones chanted your name W ith five staccato " rah ' s " ! And last night I ivas one of the chaperons At the Christmas dance One of those crashing hot affairs Where loveliness of rhythm and the song of violins Are out of date. You almost make me laugh For you were there and danced With all the crass vulgarity of n.n?teen twenty-five And smoked too many cigarettes And cracked your tedious jokes About home-brew. You make me want to cry For the poignancy of promise. I am glad your hair is gold! I am glad the light shines upward to your face To illuminate the high devotion there, Young poet, young mystic of nineteen twenty-five! " Hark the herald angels sing! " [ so ] Old Jeff Moore, aged and weather-beaten from many days on the ranges, legs bowed from many weary hours in the saddle, looked down from his seat on the top panel of the corral fence on Ed Bannings, the ranch foreman. " You ' ve got quite a few spry yearlin ' s in thet bunch, Ed. " " Yep. You ' re bound to find a few good ' uns and a few bad ' uns in every bunch, " philosophically answered Bannings. Jeff turned again to a scrutiny of the unbroken horses before him. He pointed a gnarled, rope-burned hand toward a fiery, blue roan in the corner. " Thet bald-faced roan ' s a likely looking ' un. He ' s tall, spirited, the look of the devil in his eye, and rangy. He ' ll make you a good ' un or I miss my guess. " • ' l ou cain ' t tell, Jeff. I ' ve seen some good hosses ruined in my time. Manhandlin ' may fetch that hoss around; then again, it may ruin him. It jest depends on who does the breakin ' . Ye ' ve got to understand hoss nature ' fore yuh can fetch out the best chat ' s in ' em. " The two men paused in their conversation as a young chap rode up on a mag- nificent, dapple-gray mare and, after asking Ed a question about the work on the following day, cantered away in a cloud of dust. Jell " turned to his companion with a surprised look on his face and asked, " Ain ' t that mare the one that Lem Wheeler rode at the rodeo last spring? " Ed Bannings nodded affirmatively as he watched the rider disappear in the dis- tance. [ 90 ] " Well, I swan. I never thought there was a man in these parts that would ride that mare after she pitched Lem and then tromped on him, vicious-like, last spring. How come Newt ' s got ' er? " " Well, Jeff, that mare just proves what I ' ve been saying. She ' s got mighty hifallutin ' blood in her veins. Lem let her run with that bunch of wild mustangs that he owns and she sorter took on their habits. Then Lem ' s got only one rule in bustin ' hosses — ' break ' em ' fore they break you ' . Well, this mare wouldn ' t knuckle under to such treatment, and I reckon she ' d a killed Lem if she had got a good chanct. Newt seen what was wrong and he swapped for her while Lem was still lying in bed. She ' s made a likely riding mare. " " Just how did he do it, Ed? " " He had the idee that if he got her away from Lem ' s wild ' uns and treated her like she oughta be treated, she ' d come around all right. It wasn ' t more ' n two months till she was the best herder on the place. When Lem had ' er, she bit, kicked, pitched and didn ' t have no class at all. Today she ' s as tame as a kitten. Why, my boy could ride her and I wouldn ' t be a bit afraid. She ' s proud, arches ' er neck, and is as struttin ' as a turkey cock. " " Well, I swan! " " It ' s jest like thet Rancher organization. There ' s some pertty tough characters in there. Some of ' em you ' ve got to knock down ' fore they ' ll come around. Others, a kind word and an encouragin ' hand ' ll fetch ' em. Once ye get ' em all herded together and they ain ' t a better bunch of men in this state. " " I reckon men ' s that way the world over, ain ' t they, Ed? " " Yes, I reckon so. Yuh cain ' t get a bunch of men or hosses together but what there ' s a few stragglers and a few thet ' ll break and run fur the high timbers. Ye ' ve jest got tuh keep after ' em or the whole durned outfit ' ll stampede on ye. Once ye git ' em corralled and start teachin ' the bit and the saddle, they ' ll do right with the right treatment. I reckon thet you cain ' t ride a hoss without leavin ' the saddle print and ye cain ' t git men together in an organization but what they ' ll have some marks to show fur it. " " Ed, that sounds kinda far-fetched to me. " " You watch ' em, Jeff. Men and hosses are jest alike. If they ' ve got the right b ' ood strains, the right gang to hob-nob with, and the right guy to teach ' em the tricks, they jest naturally cain ' t go wrong. We ' d git a lot more good hosses and a lot fewer pore, ignorant men if more people jest knowed that. " As the foreman went about his business, the old man helped himself to another chew of tobacco and marked the periods in his thought with an emphatic spit-u by way of confirming the ideas of his friend. Fraternities and sororities the world over play an important role in the lives of their members and in the campus life of the institution under whose jurisdiction they exist. There are always a few stragglers and a few who can never live up to the ideals that their groups represent. Organizations at Millikin are on a high plane. Their aims are right and their ambitions worthy. In them is a dynamic potentiality that can not be measured in pounds of pressure or dollars and cents. As long as the right persons are in the saddle and that person understands the rules of the rodeo, we may have no fear but what the new yearlings will be safely corralled within the panelled enclosure of a bigger, a better, and ever-growing Millikin. [ i ] Kappa Delta Chi Founded at the James Millikin University, 1904 Colors — Orange and Blue Flower — Red Carnation Faculty Adviser — Luther B. Henderson R. J. Murphy Members on Faculty Eugene Sutherd Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. Nellis Parkinson Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McGaughey Mr. and Mrs. Forrest File Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Colby Mr. and Mrs. H. W. McDavid " AT 1310 WEST WOOD STREET " — At thirteen-ten ' West Wood Street is Kappa Delta Chi, This is our fraternity ichose praise ice sing on high, Loyal to old Millikin and our fraternity. So whooper-up for the Kappa boys, Kappa Delta Chi. Rah-rah-rah for the Kappa boys, The finest in the land. As fine a bunch as ever sat around fraternal fires, We ' re glad we ' re ' live, we ' ll always strive, You bet your life on that, As long as Kappa Delta Chi is a good old Millikin frat. Tau Kappa Epsilon Founded at Illinois Wesleyan University, January 10, 1899. Beta Chapter installed at James Millikin University, 1909. Colors — Cherry and Gray. Flare r — Red Carnation. Faculty Adviser — Leonard T. Nordlie. Members on Faculty Carl I. Head. Patrons and Patronesses Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Gebhart Prof, and Mrs. Marthin Provensen WE ' RE T. K. E. ' S TOGETHER We ' re T. K. E. ' s together, Oh, let us sing our praises high In bright or stormy weather, We are f raters ' till we die. And in all our undertakings hi this strenuous college life We ' ll wo) j k for one another In pleasure or in strife. And when our college days are over. Along the paths of life we ' ll hie. Round the hearth ' s fire we will gathei Just to dream of days gone by; And our hearts and souls together And our spirits back will fly And cnce more we ' ll be together In Tau Kappa Epsilon. [ 94 ] Delta Sigma Phi Founded at the College of the City of New York, 1899. Alpha Lambda Chapter installed at James Millikin University, April 16, 1921. Colors — Green and White. Flower — White Carnation. Faculty Adviser — W. W. Smith. n E? H Members on Faculty E. R. Darling E. C. Kiefer Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wood Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Harrold Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dewein THE FLOWER OF GREEK LETTER LAND Come let us stroll ' mongst the flowers In the garden of Greek brotherhood. There while away weary hours Down in friendship ' s fraternal wood. There grow the sweet scented violets And the roses on every hand. Fairest flower of creation Delta Sig ' s white Carnation, She ' s the flower of Greek letter land. [ 96 ] John Baldwin Emerson Burchell Leslie Clark Hakolo Dbessack John Henderson Charles Keith Roger LaPlant " Leo Malosh • Clarence Maliby Franklin Rickards Sam Smith Georoe Taylor Robert Taylor Pres. V. Pre Tme.it Raymond Miners Lawrence Blotter ■r Lealdes Eaton , C.EdRoE Short Francis Bryant Charles Barnard Alfred Encelder Joe Hippenstrel Glen .Jones Harry Keen Dwicht Powell James Turner Theodore Tayior Geoffry Moore Kemp Carson Sam Sollars Earl t»oty Psi Lambda Chi Founded at James Millikin University, Thanksgiving Day, 1922. Colors — Sapphire Blue and White. Flovjer — Sweet Pea. Faculty Adviser — L. M. Cole. Patrcns and Patronesses Dr. and Mrs. Chesteen Smith Mr. and Mis. Kiefer Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hardv Here ' s to the Scarlet and Sapphire Blue boys. Here ' s to the Star and to the Crescent Moon boys. Let voices ring and good felloivs sing Let woes dispel. Here ' s to the bond of Psi Lambda Chi. Come drink her health. I 9S ] Paul Robb Sidney Cotten eugene wintebowd VlCTOE FUKMAN W. E. Lee Pres. Clyde Thorpe VkePtes. John Hicks Secretaire Heebert Austin Trf.tmim Ed. SHIRK E. Johnston . C Kennet • F. Edmonson Richard SniRK Ennis Pease a Sigma Alpha Epsilon Founded at the University of Alabama, March 9, 1856. Illinois Delta Chapter installed at James Millikin University, 1911. Colors — Purple and Gold. Flower — Violet. Faculty Adviser — Albert T. Mills. Members on Faculty President Mark Embury Penney Leo Johnson Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Ed Powers Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hames Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Osgood Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Van Daventer VIOLETS Violets, violets, You re the sweetest flower to me, Violets, violets, Emblem of fraternity. With your perfume memory comes Of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Fairest flower beneath the sun, My violets. [ 100 ] Delta Delta Delta Founded in Boston, Thanksgiving Eve, 1888. Delta Upsilon Chapter installed at James Millikin University, 1912. Colors — Silver, Gold, and Blue. Flower — Pansy. Faculty Adviser- — Miss Charline Wood. Members on Faculty Davida McCaslin Bonnie Blackburn Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Holt Mrs. Harriet Amsden Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Evans Dr. Grace Patten Conant Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Essicks Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Risley Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McClelland Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Moore ALPHA THETA PHI Alpha Theta Phi we tvould sing to thee, Silver, Gold, and Blue we would sing to you, May we ever be faithful unto thee; May the bands of love be all else above Our f raternity. Ruler of the sea we tvould sing to thee. Trident bold and true we would sing to you. May we never stray from your sccptered sway, From the friends of youth and the ties of truth, Our fraternity. Theta Gamma Founded at the James Millikin University March 27, 1921 Colors — Orchid, White, and Gold Flower — Lily-of -the- Valley. Faculty Adviser — Davida McCaslin Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Clippinger Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wood Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Jack Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Harris Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Wood Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Mills Dr. and Mrs. Chesteen Smith Orchid, White, and Gold There ' s the flame of the poppy, the blue of the sky, There ' s the green of the sea where the shadows lie, There ' s a coral flush to the eastern sun, There ' s a silvery tinge when the day is done. But as to colors, give vie orchid, orchid, But as to colors, give me orchid, For that ' s Theta Gamma. Noiv a pretty pink miss with eyes of brown In the deep, deep purple of a velvet gown, And the silvery crests on a green, green sea, They mean a lot, and yet for me — As to colors, give me white, white, etc. Now grey is a color that ' s pure and prime, A flaming orange is vanity ' s whim. A deep jet black and carved ja de, Opal and sapphire, and mauve brocade. But as to colors, give me gold, gold, etc. Zeta Tau Alpha Founded at Virginia State Normal, October 25, 1898. Tau Chapter installed at James Millikin University, 1912. Colors — Turquoise Blue and Gray. Flower — White Violet. Faculty Adviser — Dr. E. R. Darling. Members on Faculty Beaulah Kniple Fern Kaufman Springer Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Prentice Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moore Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Harrold Mrs. Dan Heck Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cruikshank Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mattes Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Ahrens Dr. and Mrs. Hedgcock Mrs. E. A. Gastman Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pogue Mr. and Mrs. George Moeller, Sr. ZETA TAU ALPHA Zeta Tau Alpha, my own fraternity, Strength, Beauty, Sweetness, Joy, Thou art to me. To thee my love is due, My pledge, I ' ll e ' er hold true — My vows I ' ll pledge anew — Themsis, to thee! There is a flower called the white violet — Emblem, as sweet and fair as maids should be. Zeta Tan Alpha ' s flower, Have in thy heart, a bower, Emblem of girlhood, power, and purity. [ 106 ] Lucille McHard Isabel Pluck Janice Wimck Aleba Megan Prances Post Berwick Mattes Dorothy Haseold D08OT HT Allen Pres. Linda Kleiner Vice Pres. Janice Richeson Secretary Ethel Humphbbss , Treasurer Dorothy Odob KllTH BtBKS Marie Late Naomi Lindville Mildred Smith Sarah G. Earthalamed BEBNICE MCTZtffiR Agnes Minoes Vebna Marvel Alpha Chi Omega Founded at DePauw University, 1885 Upsilon Chapter installed at James Millikin University, 1913. Colors— Scarlet and Olive Green. Flower — Red Carnation. Faculty Adviser — Dr. J. H. Ransom. Members on Faculty Miss Emma Bates Robbins Miss Flora Ross Patrons and Patronesses Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Grieder Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cruikshank Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Gebhart ALPHA CHI OMEGA Long have I cherished In my heart a sacred song. Joy there has flourished, Joy that fadeth not, Oft in my soul, a weary Seeks that spot where friendship ' s tie Scatters all the shadows, bringing glorious days. Cho. — Alpha Chi Omega, ne ' er from memory sholt thou part Alpha Chi Omega, written on my heart. [ 108 ] 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 Adviser — Bonnie Blackburn Mary Belle Price Members on Faculty Jessie Walston Lockett Patrons and Patronesses Mrs. A. R. Taylor Dr. Grace Patten Conant Mrs. A. T. Mills Mrs. W. W. Smith Mrs. W. S. Shellabarger Mrs. Robert Mueller Mrs. C. A. Gille Mrs. F. N. Anderson Mrs. Charles Powers Mrs. Elizabeth Welis Miss Maria Bucking-ham Miss Nita Clark PI BETA PHI Pi Beta Phi to thee, Our blest fraternity, We raise our colors brave on high, And fling them out across the sky, Now we our voices raise In anthems loud of praise; Long let them ring, The while we sing, Of our Pi Beta Phi. When college days are o ' er Think of the jo ys of yore, And of your own fraternity, Then greatly heartened shall you be Turn to your life anew Inspired by love so true, Strengthened and cheered; By bonds endeared In our Pi Beta Phi. Sigma Alpha Iota Founded at the University School of Music at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1903 Nu Chapter installed at the James Millikin University, 1917. Colors — Crimson and White. Flower — Red Rose. Faculty Adviser — Lowell L. Townsend. Members on Faculty Sylvia Fisk Gobberdiel Ruth Brown Doris Gillespie Florence Royce Louise Helmick Esther Requarth Doris Lyons Fredarieka Green Patrons and Patronesses Mrs. Edward Powers Mrs. E. V. Huston Mrs. W. F. Hardy Mrs. E. L. Stoutenborough S. A. I. CALL hear that call, whistle, the best of all, They stand for r ight, the red and white, Our colors that float on high. But best of all we love that call, Whistle of S. A. I. [ 112 ] C haggy mountains, snow-tipped Canyons walled with green, v__ Sun-kissed, wind whipped, Majestic, murmuring, clean. Silent desert, endless, Deadfaced, hungry sand; Sun-burnt, relentless Sage and mesquite land. Ocean blue and pulsing, Mighty, rolling, timeless, Heaven s myriads twinkling O ' er velvet waters spineless. Cities, man-made, dingy, Houses, streets and beggars, W alled-in pale-faced, puny. Life ' s spark spent in cellars — —R. S. Millikin ' s Most Representative Man and Woman AJBLIC recognition is hard to come by. Will o ' the wisp like, it beckons and niocks its most persistent pursuers. It bestows itself at will. We have been able, however, to make a couple of rather trustworthy observations about the bestowal of its favors. It seems that there are some jovial, carefree individuals — talented per- haps or good looking, who are just born popu- lar: — they are the kind of folks you just cant help but like and dont know just why. But there is another group whom we recognize spontaneously as leaders. They are the pur- poseful folk — men and women who have ideas and ideals of their own and the courage to fol- low them: — those who have a sense of propor- tion. We label them " four square. " Their earnestness and camaraderie make them good friends and popularity is thrust upon them. — It is these people ivhom Millikin likes to term representative. Popular vote determines two of them each year, and the Millidek recognizes them. We merely wish to say that we feel that their popularity is well founded and indicative of their past services to Millikin. [ 115 ] Leo and Fuzzy Millikin followers will remember a few years back when Leo Johnson was continually sifting through the Blue line for gains. The game was tive size was against him but his speed and quick thinking made opposing coaches figure up ways and means to stop Johnson. Last fall Leo returned to Millikin to coach and again Little Nineteen coaches are figuring up a way to stop Johnson — and his teams. Eugene " Fuzzy " Sutherd, a star in the line at the same time that Leo was running wild in the back field, returned at the same time and has worked as line coach, director of physical training, intramural athletics, track, covering each job with unusual efficiency. Millikin athletics have entered upon a new era with the return of these two alumni to their alma mater. " Leo " and " Fuzzy " performed on J. M. U. teams when the high standards of Millikin athletics were being formed. That they have been returned to direct her future progress means that these traditions will be upheld. Wearers of the " M " During the past year the " M " Club has lived up to its reputation of be- ing one of the livest organizations on the campus. Its members were largely responsible for the success of the interscholastic, turning out al- most to a man to assist in the officiating as well as donating one of the large trophy cups. The club has been especially active in boosting Millikin. Neil Arrington was president of the club during the past year and Fenton Switzer secretary and treasurer. [ 121 ] Football Captain Maxwell Captain-elect Carp " On to the Little Nineteen Championship. " That was the slogan of the 1924 season, and one which came pleasantly close to fulfillment until Senn and Knox came and crushed championship aspirations. Two new coaches, Leo Johnson and Eugene " Fuzzy " Sutherd, were recalled to their alma mater and were responsible for giving Millikin one of her most suc- cessful seasons in several years. The team looked good in victory, and there was even glory in defeat for a team that never stopped trying. Captain-elect Joe Carp, Millikin ' s all-state tackle in 1923, was the out- standing player in the 1924 season. Joe was in every play, every game, and was a big reason for our prolonged success. He was named, along with Hubert Douglas, at end, on the 1924 all-I. I. A. C. eleven selected by Fred Young. " Buck " says: " Joe Carp of Millikin is generally voted the best tackle in the state conference, being an aggressive warrior that has not been handled all season. " There was unanimous approval when Joe was elected captain for 1925. " Bunk " Douglas rose to great heights at the close of the season. In the Knox game he was down the field repeatedly to down Senn in his tracks, while in the Bradley contest he was equally effective. Glen Hast- ings, the Freshman flash, won a place at half on Young ' s second team, while Captain " Buddy " Maxwell was named guard and captain on the third eleven. t 122 ] Glen Hastings Nimble Footed Pankey Tenacious Bishop Dynamic Darkin Invariable The game with Charleston Normal found the home fans responding in large numbers. The Charleston team held nobly for two periods and the half ended in a scoreless tie, but in the last period " Leo ' s Locomotive " broke loose and scored four touchdowns to make the score read 26 to 0. George Oehler scored the first J. M. U. points of the year when he carried the ball over on a line plunge, while Al. Kish scored the second touchdown when he intercepted a Charleston pass and ran 45 yards. The first defeat of the season came at the hands of Loyola, a non-con- ference team, 19 to 7. Many fumbles on the part of the J. M. U. backs proved costly and the Chicago team piled up a 19 to 0 score at the half, la the last half Millikin played real football and pushed over a touchdown by means of four long passes which sent Al. Rose across the line. " Fighting Buddy " Maxwell suffered a broken collar bone which kept him from doing his best work throughout the remainder of the season. [ 124 ] Hickey Intrepid Baldwin Impassible Neilson Stubborn Douglas Scintillating The next Friday over half the school managed to find a way to make the trip to Bloomington for the Wesleyan game and saw Millikin win, 14 to 0, after playing better football all the way. The fleet Max Darkin maae a 25-yard run in the second quarter to score the first touchdown, while Billy Bishop intercepted a Wesleyan pass on the first play in the second half and carried the ball across for another. In the last quarter " Snag " Neilson broke through the Wesleyan line, blocked a punt, scooped up the ball and ran 38 yards, only to be downed on the 2-yard line where the Wesleyan forward wall held. The Methodists ' only chance to score came in the third quarter when a successful pass across the J. M. U. goal line was called back for having too many men on the line of scrimmage. The win gave Millikin recognition throughout the state as a title contender and started hopes ior the championship. The game with Lake Forest the next Saturday was Millikin ' s from the kickoff, when Max Darkin took the ball from Bishop on a criss-cross play and raced 90 yards for a touchdown. Glen Hastings and Oehler alternated at carrying the ball for the next touchdown, while long runs by Jess and [ 125 ] Richey Strenuous Malone Strategical Patterson Poiverful Rose Proficient Glen Hastings accounted for the last one. On the next Saturday Augustana invaded Decatur and went home on the short end of a 20 to 0 score. It was Millikin ' s fourth conference win and the team had yet to be scored upon by a conference team. The first two touchdowns were mostly the result of straight football, although a 22- yard pass, Oehler to Stegmier, was largely responsible for the second. The third touchdown came as the result of brilliant running by Al. Kish, who squirmed his way 53 yards through the Augustana defensive. The whole backfield showed punch on the attack. Championship hopes were at their highest. Millikin stepped outside the conference the next week, journeying to St. Louis where they lost to Washington U., 10 to 0. The Missouri Valley team was held to a 3 to 0 score the first half but managed to push over a touchdown the last quarter. The Millikin team played a defensive game throughout the contest and this probably cost them a score. Captain Max- well and Joe Carp were shining lights on the defensive while " Bunk " Douglas turned in a good game, both on offense and defense. After a week ' s rest, due to inability to come to terms with Illinois Col- Balser Unerring Oehler Towering Jess Hastings Judicious Kish Adroit lege, who were to provide the Homecoming attraction, MiJlikin ' s 1924 championship aspirations went a-glimmering in one grand explosion when Knox came to J. M. U. field and trounced us 28 to 6. Senn, the Knox star, was continually sifting through the Blue line for gains. The game was a a glorious climax to a good season, for there was glory even in defeat. Only a bad break combined with painful penalties kept Millikin from second place in the I. I. A. C, but breaks count, so the Blue lost to Bradley, 13 to 3. Millikin held a 3 to 0 lead for over three quarters of the contest and victory seemed certain. In the final period a Bradley punt fell out of bounds without being touched. The umpire ruled it a free ball and gave it to Bradley on the 15-yard line where the Tech pushed over a touchdown after the Blue had held for four downs on the 3-yard line. Glen Hastings and Douglas were the stars on the offense while " Buddy " Maxwell led the line in a great fight in his last game for Millikin,. [ 127 ] Millikin All State Basketball Basketball in the season of 1924-1925 was an- other sport in which the team was for a time a championship contender, with an impressive mid- season spurt which included wins over Charleston Normal, Wesleyan, Bradley and Eureka. The start was slow, losing two conference games to Charleston and Bradley, but they soon hit then- stride and beginning with the return game with Marquette started on their run of victories. With the first St. Viator game the team ' s morale seemed to break and they failed to register a win after that. The team finished with a conference percentage of .416, winning five and losing seven, but they won five non-conference games, including two wins over Marquette, which gave a percentage well over .500 for the season. Captain Rex Millikin was the oustanding star of the basketball year. He not only played good de- fensive ball but scored 60 field goals and 29 free throws for 149 points. Rex received honorable men- tion for all-western honors and was named as all-I. I. A. C. forward by Fred Young. Long at center was fast and accurate and showed superior ability to play teamwork. He was second only to Captain Millikin in the scoring. Billy Bishop was an outstanding figure at running guard, being a bulwark of strength on the defense and capable of coming through with a long shot when the occasion demanded it. The " finds " of the season were Carl Rauckman, a back guard of the type most in demand in modern basketball, and Carrol McCullom, a fast and accurate forward, both Freshmen. Rauckman ' s play verged on the spectacular, and the fact that he was injured towards the close of the sea- son had much to do with the break in morale. Rauckman was named at guard on the second team on Fred Young ' s all-I. I. A. C. team, being the only other Millikin man besides Captain Millikin to be so honored. Johnny Zalenas, an all-State forward in 1923-4, Otis Madden, a center, and Bob Evans, a forward, were new men to the team who came through with some excellent basketball, while " Bunk " Douglas and " Dad " Arling- ton were vets capable of superior basketball. Fenton Switzer, who per- formed as forward in the 1923-4 season, was changed to a guard by Coach Johnson where he showed better than at his former position until he left scnooi tne second semester. MILLIKIN 23, ARMOUR 17. MILLIKIN 22, MARQUETTE 12. The season opened with a road trip on which Armour and Marquette were downed on successive nights, 23 to 17 and 22 to 12, respectively. In both games the Blue passed, pivoted and dribbled with a speed that was [ 128 ] Long The Sharpshooter all too much for their opponents. At Armour the team grabbed the lead at the start and ran the score to 13 to 7 at the half. In the last half the Chicago team made a game effort to come back, and managed to tie the score at 17-17 but Long and Millikin got busy and came through with three field goals while the Blue guards were holding Armour scoreless. Long had six baskets and Millikin five to account for all of the J. M. U. points but Madden ' s free throw. At Marquette the team showed no effects of the hard game the night before but showed such skill in passing and pivoting that they drew applause even from the Marquette fans. Captain Millikin again sank five baskets while Madden and Bishop had two apiece. CHARLESTON 36, MILLIKIN 22 After the impressive opening against Armour and Marquette, few expected the loss at the hands of Charleston. The teachers had their strongest quintet in years, and their win over Millikin marked them as a championship contender. The Charleston offense broke fast and the Millikin guards were un- able to break it up. Foreman, Hall and Meurlot seemed unable to miss. Millikin trailed at the half, 20 to 12. In the last half the home crowd ex- pected to see a Blue rally which would put them in the lead but it failed to materialize. Rex Millikin led in the scoring with 10 points, while Bishop, Madden and Zalenas each added a pair of field goals. BRADLEY 30, MILLIKIN 25. " A good defense is the best offense. " This was the lesson taught to Millikin basketball students in a fast game on the Bradley floor by five Tech student-instruct- ors who had a good eye for the hoop, although outshone on the defense. Bradley started the game with a rush and at one time held a 12 to 4 lead. Then Millikin staged a rally and with baskets by Long, Millikin, and Switzer man- aged to bring the count to 13 to 12 at the half. In the final period the lead see-sawed back and forth until the last five minutes when Captain Millikin was removed on foul. This seemed to give pep to the Bradley forwards for they came through with enough points to put the game on ice in the last five minutes. Millikin and Switzer were the stars of this game, al- though the whole team showed improvement over the Bishop Charleston encounter. Try and Get Past [ 130 ] Rauckman A nitnat ion MILLIKIN 31, MARQUETTE 11 Starting with this game the team won six straight games, and seemed to have recovered from the listless style of play in the Charleston game. The offense was hitting on all five, and with Art Long and Rex Millikin on the re- ceiving end of the passes racked up eleven field goals and nine free throws, while Bishop, Arrington and Switzer were holding the Marquette forwards to two baskets. The game was a pleasure to watch. Captain Millikin again led in the scoring with 12 points, while Art Long fol- lowed with 11. MILLIKIN 27, LAKE FOREST 20 A win by a margin of seven points usually indicates a close game but in this game the difference was wider than the score indicates. The second team started the contest and had little difficulty in piling up a lead. The score at the half was 18 to 12. In the last half Lake Forest came within five points, when the score was 20 to 15, but the J M. U. squad had little difficulty in retaining the lead in spite of inability to hit the hoop. At one time in the last half the Blue missed eight consecu- tive shots. The game was distinguished by the playing of two of the reserves, Mc- Cullom at forward, and Rauckman at back guard. Their work so im- pressed Coach Johnson that they were given their chance with the regulars in the next contest and delivered with a vengeance. MILLIKIN 34, CHARLESTON 25 Millikin handed Charleston its first loss in seven starts when they trounced them, 34 to 25, on the Charleston floor. Millikin took an early lead and at one time held a 16 to 6 lead, only to see Charleston tie the count at 16-16. A goal from the field gave Millikin an 18-16 lead at the half. In the last half a prolonged spurt ran Millikin ' s total to 30, while Rauckman and Bishop were holding Charleston scoreless. With this lead the Blue started a defensive game, and while the teachers outscored them 9 to 5, for the re- maining time they were never in danger. The new regu- lars, McCullom and Millikin at forwards, Long at center, and Bishop and Rauckman guards, played the whole game. MILLIKIN 26, EUREKA 16 One more championship contender was given a serious setback when Millikin won from Eureka, last year ' s champs, 26 to 16, in a fast game. To Bishop and Rauckman go the major honors of this game. The J. M. U. defensive combi- McCullum Effective t 131 ] Douglas With Flying Colors nation not only stopped Cagle and Mauzey but dropped in a field goal apiece when they were need- ed. Eureka took the lead at the start and had a fairly comfortable margin until Bishop and Rauck- man dropped in their long ones to tie the score at 11-11 at the half. In the last half the Blue offensive broke loose, repeatedly drawing out the Eureka guards while Millikin, Long or McCullom would go in for the basket. Rex Millikin led in the scoring with 12 points, while McCullom had six and Long four. Bishop and Rauckman were almost perfection on the defense. MILLIKIN 30, ARMOUR 25 Millikin team in mid-season form had very little competition from Armour Tech, and had an easy time winning, 30 to 25. The seconds performed a good part of the contest and scored at will. Five points was all any Millikin player was in the game long enough to accumulate, Art Long sinking two field goals and a free throw, " Rocky, " Bishop and Evans each had two field goals, while Myers, Douglas, McCollum and Zalenas each had one. Captain Millikin had his lowest score of the season, keeping " Dad " Arrington company, with a lone free throw. Madden was the only man on the squad who failed to score MILLIKIN 32, ST. AMBROSE 21 A good short passing game and a tight five-man de- fense won for Millikin over St. Ambrose, 32 to 21, in the first game on a two-day trip. The game was much closer than the score indicates, the Blue holding only a 15 to 14 lead at the half. In the last half the J. M. U. guards held the Saints to seven points, while the Blue was accumulating 17. The game was distinguished by some excellent work by Madden who dropped in seven field goals and a free throw for 18 points. MILLIKIN 32, AUGUSTANA 39. Millikin ' s string of victories was stopped at August- ana when some good shooting from the center by Aronson gave the Swedes a 39 to 32 victory in the last five minutes. The wide Augustana floor spread out the Millikin defense and made it impossible for this department to function with its usual efficiency. Rex Millikin led the scoring with seven field goals, while Bishop and Rauckman each had six points. All of the six J. M. U. Madden men who played broke into the scoring. Nemo [ 132 ] Meyers Lengthy MILLIKIN 30, WESLEYAN 23. Superior passing and team work was again re- sponsible for a J. M. U. victory, our old rivals from Wesleyan going down to defeat, 30 to 23. Carrol McCollum led the J. M. U. attack with 10 points, while Captain Millikin and Art Long were not far behind with eight. The game was nip and tuck all the way with Millikin holding a 10 to 9 advantage at the half. In the last half a Wesleyan free toss tied the count at 10-10, but five field goals almost evenly divided among Long, Millikin and McCollum, ran the score to 20 to 10. Wesleyan rallied and outscored us 13 to 10 during the remainder of the contest, but could not get through the Blue defense for enough points to make it dangerously close. MILLIKIN 44, BRADLEY 23 Giving a good illustration of the precept that the best way to win a basketball game is to put the ball through the hoop, Millikin administered Bradley her soundest licking of the season, 44 to 23. Art Long went on his biggest scoring spree of the season, with six field goals and three free tosses for 15 points, while McCollum totaled 11 points and Millikin 9. Rauckman and Bishop held Bradley away from the goal, so they kept up a steady stream of long shots. " Gene Wallace, the former J. M. U. athlete, led the Bradley scoring with nine points. It was perhaps unusual that the team ' s most impressive win of the season should be its last. MILLIKIN 24, ST. VIATOR 36. Inability to hit the basket cost Millikin a 36 to 24 loss at St. Viator and ruined anv cham- pionship aspirations for 1925. The Blue would work the ball down for shots and then miss, while Bishop, Rauckman and Douglas seemed unable to stop the steady flow of baskets through the Viatorian nets. Eight free tosses kept Millikin in the run- ning the first half, the score at the half being 18 to 14 for St. Viator. In the final period the St. Viator offense maintained the same speed, again scoring 18 points, while Millikin was held to five field goals. Captain Millikin sank four field goals and A rrington Benedict [ 133 ] Zalenas Persistent Evans Unswerving the same number of fouls for an even half of his team ' s points, while the rest of the scoring was evenly divided. M1LLIKIN 25, EUREKA. 23 Eureka took ample revenge for their loss on J. M. U. floor when they handed the Blue and White a 23 to 15 setback. Millikin was plainly off, but nevertheless fought desperately throughout the contest. Coach John- son tried shifts in his offensive combination but all were stopped by the Eureka guards. Five points by Captain Millikin and four each by McCollum and Long made up the bulk of the Millikin scoring. MILLIKIN 19, WESLEYAN 31. Things went from bad to worse when the team took a, 31-19 lacine 1 from Wesleyan. It was simply a question of a hot team against a col J one. The Millikin team would work the ball down the floor repeatedly only to miss the sleeper while Wesleyan was connecting from all angles. Carroll McCollum was high point man, with two field goals and four free throws, totaling eight points. Captain Millikin had an off night, get- ting but three points out of the evening ' s entertainment. MILLIKIN 20, ST. VIATOR 39. The luck of the Irish was too much for a slumping Millikin team, St. Viator making merry with what was once a championship contender to the tune of 39 to 20 in the final game of the season. Baskets by Douglas in the first few minutes gave Millikin a 6 to 2 lead, and again in the last half a rally brought Millikin within six points when the score was 26 to 20, but the St. Viator offense just speeded up and accumulated 19 more points, while the Blue looked on, unable to stop the massacre. Rex Millikin garnered eight points while Johnny Zalenas had six. Every man on the squad saw service in this game. [ 134 1 Interscholastic Champaign High School won the fourth annual Millikin interscholas- tic by piling up a total of forty points in the track and field events. Car- linville was second with 40 points and Springfield a good third with 30. Four new records were established, new marks being set in the 100-yard dash, the running broad jump, shot put, and javelin. Leland Lewis of Carlinville was the individual star of the meet with 18 points. He established records in the shot put and javelin and also won first in the discus and second in the 120-yard high hurdles. L. Baxter, the colored star from Champaign, was not far behind with three firsts, includ- ing a new record in the 100-yard dash. The other new record in the broad jump was made by Mauzey of Findlay, who will be remembered by J. M. U. fans as a star forward on the Eureka basketball team during the past season. A fairly large crowd attended the meet in spite of a drizzling rain which made for a slow track. [ 135 ] Captain Brown Although the captain of a losing team, Captain Brown proved to be a very valuable player in the field, though not flashy, he was steady, reliable and consistent. " Brownie " will be missed this year in the outfieM for he could always be counted upon to put fight into the team when it was most needed. Brown When Rollie Williams sent out the first call for baseball, things looked bright for seven letter men were on hand a ' d candidates aplenty came forth for the vacancies. By the middle of March thirty men were working out in the gymnasium and a number of others came out at the first outdoor prac- tice. Bunk Douglas, Wilbur Johnson, Darwin Minch, and Tom Blake made a promising list of hurlers to choose from. Mark Ackerman led the aspir- ants for catcher ' s position, while Boger at first base, McDermott and Tay- lor at second, Douthit and Switzer at short, and Art Long at third led the large field for infield positions. Captain Brown, Seyfer, and Al. Rose made a veteran combination in the outfield. These men, with Kelly Schultz who played first base after the Bradley game, made up the J. M. U. squad for 1924. Inability to hit was our biggest handicap throughout the season. Only two men, Al. Rose and Kelly Schultz, finished the season with a batting average above .300 ; this fact partially explains why four of our six losses were by one-run margins. The batting of Al. Rose was the feature of the team ' s play, his mark of .458 being the bright spot in a rather off season. Douglas Ackerman BLUE MONDAY In a wild game distinguished by loose fielding on both sides Bradley won from Millikin 10-6 in the opening game on J. M. U. field. Al Rose had a perfect day at bat while Mark Ackerman did good business in the catcher ' s stand. Otherwise this game should have been played behind locked doors and kept a secret. BOX SCORE Bradley AB.B.H. C. E. Dixon, rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 Correll, cf 5 1 2 3 1 DeCremer, ss 5 2 1 4 1 Wallace. If 5 1 4 1 1 Anderson, lb 4 2 1 17 1 Frit, 3b 4 1 1 3 0 Thompson, p 4 1 2 8 0 Ratovick, e 1 0 13 1 10 12 52 Score by innings: Bradley 200 106 010— 10 Millikin 020 001 300— 6 Millikin AB.B.H. C.E. Rose, rf ' 2 1 2 1 0 Long, 3b 5 1 1 10 2 Douthit, ss 3 0 0 5 2 Brown, cf 5 0 1 2 1 Douglas, p 4 1 0 3 0 Boger, lb 4 0 1 15 1 xGould 0 0 0 0 0 Sevfer, If 2 1 0 2 0 Switzer, 2b 4 1 0 9 1 Ackerman, c 4 1 2 5 0 Totals 33 6 7 52 7 xRan for Boger in 6th. A lot of good pitching by Bunk Douglas went to waste when the team failed to hit and Millikin lost to St. Viator 2 to 1. St. Viator had wins over Notre Dame and Indiana, but for a time it looked as if they would lose to Millikin. With only one down in the ninth Kelly Schultz poled a mighty triple to score Brown. With the tying run on third and Ackerman and McDermott on deck, someone discovered that Kelly hadn ' t touched second, and the rally was over. [ 13S ] fa BOX SCORE Millikin AB.E.H. C.E. Richardson, rf 3 0 0 0 0 Taylor, rf 1 0 0 0 0 Long, 3b 4 0 0 3 0 Brown, cf 4 1 2 2 1 Schultz, lb 4 0 2 13 0 Ackerson, c 4 0 0 4 0 McDermott, If 2 0 0 3 0 Switzer, 2b 2 0 0 5 1 Douthit, ss 2 0 0 4 0 Douglas, p 3 0 0 6 0 Totals 29 1 4 36 2 Score bv innings: Millikin 000 000 001 — 1 St Viator 010 010 OOx — 2 St Viator AE.R.H, C.E. McGinnis, cf 4 0 0 1 1 Jordan, 2b 3 1 1 6 0 Murphy, 3b 4 0 2 4 2 Winterhalter, lb 4 0 1 9 0 Dalrymple, ss 3 0 1 1 1 Farrell, rf 4 0 1 1 0 Turner, If 4 1 0 4 0 Bell, c 2 0 114 0 Donnelly, p 2 0 1 1 0 McAllister, p 1 0 0 1 0 Totals 30 2 8 42 4 Rose Fifteen hits combined with six J. M. U. errors gave Charleston Normal an 8 to 6 victory in the game at Charleston. The teachers lit on Douglas for six hits and six runs in the second inning and were never in danger from then on. Schultz and Douglas led the Millikin attack with two hits apiece. BOX SCORE Millikin AB. R. H. C. E. Charleston Normal AB. R. H. C. E, Rose, rf 4 1 Long, 3b 5 0 Brown, If 4 2 Ackerman, c 5 0 Schultz, lb 4 1 Switzer, ss 5 1 Taylor, 2b 2 0 McDermott, 2b 3 0 Chapauskv, cf 2 0 Seyfer, cf 3 0 Douglas, p 3 1 40 G 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 10 2 8 Miller, ss 5 1 0 4 Green, cf 5 1 1 1 Ashby, 3b 5 0 2 3 Duncan, c 5 1 2 14 Muchmore, rf 5 1 2 0 Osborne, lb 5 1 2 8 Bennett, 2b 4 2 2 1 Warren, If 4 1 3 Gilbert, p 2 0 0 Haun, p 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Totals 42 8 15 37 Totals Score bv innings: Millikin 230 010 000 — 6 Charleston 061 000 Olx — 8 Bunk Douglas had some of his best curves rendered null and void when Imig and Dun- ham smashed home runs while ragged fielding allowed four more to tally and Millikin losi. to Wesleyan 6 to 0. Imig held the J, M. Uites to five scattered hits, only one of which, a. double by Al Rose, being for extra bases. Millikin lost repeated opportunities to score. Brown Timely Hits Rose The Catchall Seyfer Capable Ackerman Rousing Wesleyan AB. R. H. C. McCormick, cf 3 1 1 1 Zinser, c 4 1 1 14 Borsch, ss 4 1 1 3 Dunham, lb 3 2 1 12 Knox, rf 4 0 1 1 Call, 2b 3 0 1 5 Hartter, If 2 0 0 0 Anderson, If 2 0 0 0 Leeper, 3b 3 0 0 2 Traeger, lb 1 0 0 1 Imig, p 4 1 1 5 Tlillikin Rose, rf . Long, ub Brown, If Schultz, lb 4 Ackerman, Jones, c . . Douthlt, ss M Dermott, 2 b 6 7 44 lay lor, 2b 1 Seyfer, cf Switzer, cf Douglas, p Totals Score by innings: Weslevan 012 002 010—3 Millikin 000 000 000—0 Tota AB. R. K. C. E. 4 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 17 0 4 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 6 1 3 0 1 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 32 0 5 52 5 An eighth inning fell one shy and Millikin lost an 8 to 7 game to Charleston. Gil- bert, Charleston pitcher, struck out thirteen and allowed but eight scant hits while the Pedagogues were pounding Douglas for twelve. Al Rose got a double and a triple. Charleston Miller, ss Ashby, 3b . Duncan, c . Muchmore, Osborn, lb Bennett, 2b Warner, If Gilbert, p . Totals . . Score by rf AB. R. H. C. E. Millikin 6 2 1 3 1 Hose, rf 5 1 2 1 0 Long, 3b 3 1 1 3 0 Brown, If 3 1 2 15 1 Schultz, lb 4 0 1 2 0 5 0 2 7 1 Switzer, 2b 5 0 0 2 1 McDermott, ss 4 1 1 2 0 Richardson, cf 5 2 2 3 0 Seyfer, cf 40 8 12 38 4 Totals 001 030 130- -8 100 020 040- -7 AB. R. H. C. E. 5 1 2 0 0 4 1 1 9 1 4 0 0 1 0 5 1 15 1 5 1 o 0 2 1 3 3 4 1 4 I 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 4 0 36 7 8 45 6 Millikin Ten thousand tons of pressure to the square inch applied by J. M. U. fans to push Bunk Douglas across with the winning run proved adequate, and Millikin won from North- Western 6 to 5. With one down in the last of the tenth Douglas tripled. The fans begged Ackerman for a hit. Prof. Head offered permanent eligibility in engineer- ing. The man who watches the game from his house on North street fell off the roof. Ackerman had singled and had won our first ball game. AB.K.H. C. E. 5 14 3 0 5 5 North-Western Halter, p, rf , . Hof, 2b Rieckman, lb . Wadewitz. If Umbreit, rf . . Miller, rf, p . . Aurand, ss . . . Gingrich, cf Schmidt, 3b . . Zimmerman, c AB. R. H. C. E. Millikin 1 6 9 0 0 4 0 1 G 1 1 10 0 Brown, If 5 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 Ackerman, c 2 0 1 0 0 McDermott, 2b 2 0 0 1 1 4 1 1 2 0 Switzer, ss 5 0 0 7 1 5 1 1 9 0 40 5 7 48 2 38 6 13 53 3 Score by innings: North-Western .... Millikin ,000 302 000 — 5 .002 300 000 — 6 I 140 ] Long On the Spot Schultz Hey! Touch Second Switzer Staccato Douglas No Support Though our last game was dropped to Bradley, 6 to 5, everyone felt greatly en- couraged for the nucleus of a real 1925 J. M. U. baseball team was much in evidence. Kelly Schultz and Lefay Brown got two hits apiece while Bunk Douglas hit a home run with Switzer on base in the fifth. The game was a pleasure to behold, neither side making an error throughout the contest. BOX SCORE Millikin Rose.rf 4 Long, 3b 4 Brown, If 4 Schultz, lb 4 Ackerman, c 4 McDermott, 2b 3 Switzer, ss 4 Seyfer, cf 3 Douglas, p 3 Chapausky, x 1 Sutterer xx 1 AB. B. H. C. E. 2 n 0 6 Totals 34 5 8 36 0 x Batted for McDermott in 9th. xxBatted for Seyfer in 9th. Score by innings: Millikin 000 022 010—5 Bradley 010 200 03x — 6 Bradley Dixon, rf . . . Smith, 2b Correll, cf Wallace, If . . Fritz, 3b DeCremer, lb Ficker, ss . . Ratkovick, c Thompson, p AB. R. H. C. E. 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 10 1 7 1 8 1 2 Totals 32 6 10 36 0 Player AB R Rose 24 4 Schultz 20 3 Boger 4 0 Brown 29 5 Ackerman 29 3 Long 28 2 McDermott 19 3 Douglas 24 5 Chapausky 7 0 Switzer 22 5 Douthit 9 0 Seyfer 12 1 Richardson 5 0 Taylor 4 0 Sutterer 1 0 Totals 220 31 Batting Fielding H 2B 3B HR SB SH Average C E Average 11 O o 3 0 1 0 .458 7 1 .857 7 1 0 0 0 0 .350 65 1 .985 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 15 1 .933 7 0 1 0 1 0 .241 11 3 .727 7 1 0 0 0 0 .241 49 1 .980 6 0 0 0 1 1 .214 32 4 .875 4 1 0 0 0 0 .211 30 7 .767 5 0 1 1 0 0 .208 40 0 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 1 0 1.000 o 0 0 0 0 0 .136 39 6 .846 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 15 3 .800 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 6 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 54 6 6 1 o o 1 .245 314 29 .907 Track Captain Jack Gibson was a real leader for the team. He was not a spectacular star but he could always be de- pended upon to score in his event, the pole vault. The 1924 track season was not one featured by the number of meets won but rather by the discovery of some good individual talent with which to develop a strong- team for seasons to come. The team had three dual meets and was entered in the state meet at Bradley. In the dual meets the first meet was lost to Illinois College 78 1-3 to 58 2-3. In the next meet with Armour some members of the team extended the student walk out to the track team and did not report for the meet, causing the relay to be the deciding event, with Armour winning out 67 to 64. At Beloit the team took a bad and Lewis of Knox for second in the high jump and finished fifth in the javelin while Seago finished fifth in the hundred yard dash. [ 142 ] Lawrence Blotter, who can partici- pate in almost every event in a track me et, was named captain of the track team for 1925. Blotter won the tro- phy for all-around ability in track in 1923 and was a reliable point getter in 1924. The Season When the 1924 track season had come to a close no new records had been set, no new championships had been brought to Millikin, but the wealth of Freshmen material that was brought to the front as contributory to the track team of 1925 made this season a valuable one for Millikin. Millikin ' s best point winners of this season form the nucleus of what prom- ises to be the best track team Millikin has had in years. Coral Barnes was a big quarter miler with a good bit of speed. Be- sides the quarter Barnes also ran in the 220, the 100-yard dash and the relay and helped account for points in all. He was one of the four high point men. [ 143 | Leo Malosh, a Freshman, was the outstanding star of the season, scoring 441 ipoints in three dual meets and the state meet. Malosh per- formed in the javelin, the high jump and the broad jump, and his mark of five feet ten inches in the high jump in the Illinois College meet ties the I. I. A. C. record set by Alberts of Lincoln in 1922. Pinkey Seago was second only to Malosh in the scoring and was easily the fastest man on the squad. Seago ran the 100-yard dash, the 220, the low hurdles and the relay. He was one of the two Millikin men to score in the state meet. [ 144 ] Earl Ratliff was a Freshman miler who had little trouble in showing his heels to the rest of the field in this event. He should be a big point getter in 1925. Track Prospects As the Millidek goes to press indications are that this year will be one of the best track seasons Millikin has enjoyed in several seasons. Aided by Barnes, Malosh, Seago, Douglas and Blotter, the best point getters from last year and with such promising Freshmen as Oehler, Steigmeier, Jess Hastings, Moore, Fishback, Ruehl, McFadden and Valentine, Millikin started on a successful season. Defeating Illinois College and State Normal by overwhelming scores in the first two track meets at home and giving indications of finishing strong in the state meet the cinder path stars looked especially good m the early part of the season. The additional feature of inter-fraternity track as the season opens is another good indication that the track team will be good this year, for it is probable that from such meets Coach Sutherd may draw additional men who will add to the value of the varsity. In addition this form of activity will give J. M. U. men an opportunity to participate in athletics. t 145 ] Captain Dave Douthit and Kelly Shultz brought Millikin her first con- ference championship of the year when they won the doubles title in the annual tournament at Bradley by winning 6-3 ; 6-2 ; 4-6 ; 6-4 from Cressye and Moore of Wesleyan. The team won their way into the finals by win- ning from Conrey and his partner of Augustana in the semi-finals and from the Carthage team in the first round. In both their first two matches the champs lost the first set but managed to come back strong and win the match. The team also played through a hard schedule during the regular sea- son which included dual meets with Washington, Bradley (2) , and August- ana. Washington made a clean sweep of their matches on Millikin courts, while Millikin took three matches to one from Bradley here but broke even with two matches each in Peoria. Kelly Schultz was unable to make the trip to Augustana, with the result that the Augies again made a clean sweep of their three matches, due mostly to the work of Kenneth Conrey, state singles champ. Captain Douthit, Kelly Schultz, Charles Field and Harold Barber made up the 1924 tennis team, with Charley Field being elected captain foi 1925. Charley won half of his matches in 1924 and should make a winning captain for another championship team in 1925. [ 14G | Women ' s Tennis Coffey Engelder Neilson Two more Little Ninteen tennis titles were added to the list for 1924 when Marjorie Neilson won the women ' s singles championship and Cather- ine Engelder won the doubles championship in the annual tourna- ment staged on the J. M. U. courts. Miss Neilson won the singles title by winning from Miss Jones of Bradley 6-0 ; 6-1, while the Millikm doubles team won easily from the Wheaton team 6-3 ; 6-4. Miss Neilson advanced to the finals on a forfeit from Faye Coffey, after winning from Miss Fultz of Illinois College 6-1 ; 6-0 in the second round. In the first round Miss Neilson had lost 6-3 ; 6-3 to Miss Kelly of Bradley but the double elimination method allowed her to stage a come- back. Faye Coffey, Millikin ' s other entry in the singles, lost her first match to Miss Jones of Bradley 6-0 ; 6-2 but won her second match from Miss Saunders of Augustana. She foreifted to Marjorie Neilson in the semi- finals. The Millikin doubles team won their way into the finals by taking straight sets from the Illinois College team 6-2 ; 6-0 after winning then- opening match from Haynes and Saunders of Augustana 6-1; 6-1. Miss Neilson and Miss Engelder proved a steady combination and were not ex- celled throughout the tournament. Inter-Fraternity Basketball Tau Kappa Epsilons won the Inter-fraternity basketball tournament held after the Intra-mural tournament, winning three games and losing one. The Tekes cinched the championship by winning from the Sig Alphs, 26 to 13, in a spirited contest. Three teams tied for second, Kappa Delta Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. and Delta Sigma Phi. winning two and losing it wo, while Psi Lambda Chi won one and lost three. The Psi Chis fur- nished the surprise of the tournament when they handed the champion Tekes a 25 to 23 setback almost at the beginning of the tournament. Kappa Delta Chi won their last two games by overwhelming scores, but their spurt came too late to gain them anything but a tie for second. The Sig Alphs had a fighting team and later in the season, supplemented by members of the varsity squad, won the city independent championship in the annual tournament. The Delta Sigs opened strong but seemed to wilt as the tourney progressed. Psi Lambda Chi depended mostly on Ed. Shirk, their scoring ace, who was closely watched after their first game with the Tekes. " Twisty " Richardson, diminutive forward on the Tekes, led the indi- vidual scorers. Bill Hansen held down the other forward position while Pat Lundgren, at center, Rus Shirey and Frank Stone, at guards, made up the team. The tournament was handled with unusual efficiency by Coach " Fuz- zy " Sutherd. [ 148 ] Intramural Basketball The Wilson Cafeteria team won the first intra-mural tournament staged under the new system, winning eleven games and losing one. The Egyptians, the Red Devils, the T. B. ' s, and the Hell ' s Bells teams forced the champions to show high grade basketball, and only the games between these teams decided the ultimate winner. Barnes, Oehler, Jess Hastings, Glen Hastings, Stiegemeier, East and Hickey made up the championship team. The 49c team had the weight to carry through their offense and an almost impregnable defense, and lost but one game in the course of the tournament. " Fat " Baldwin and Keenes did most of the work for the Egyptians, while Richardson starred on the Hell ' s Bells. The tournament was played under a new system inaugurated by Coach " Fuzzy " Sutherd. Any seven men who wished could organize a team and enter the tournament. Under this method a large number took part in intra-mural athletics who would not otherwise have done so. This tournament was personally arranged by " Fuzzy " who also refereed a large number of the contests himself. With the inter-fraternity tourney, which followed, it made up the most efficiently handled intra-mural program m the last several years. [ 149 ] Millikin Loyalty Oh, some may brag about their Andrew Carnegie, And there ' s nothing the matter with him, And some are foolish about John D. And cheer him with a vim, But there ' s one who lived way down In Illinois, In Illinois, He gave us the college ivhere we get our knowledge. And that mans name teas Jim. Rah! Rah! Rah! J. M. U. in loyalty we stand together Guarding the honor of our name, W hether on the land or sea We ' re for you, though fair or foul may be the weather, And we ' ll fight the battle through For the White and for the Blue, All hail to thee, our Alma Mater. Oh, some are happy when they wear the letter I, And we always will hand it to them, And some are prouder of H. or Y. And them we ' ll not condemn. But there is one we hold in reverence, At Millikin. our Millikin, So give us the letter for there is no better Than good old J. M. U. [ 150 1 Women ' s Athletic League Top row: Helen Clements, Secretary; Catherine Engelder, President. Bottom row: Louise Givens, Treasurer; Janice Rieheson, Vice-President; Sidney Tabor, Tennis Manager. OFFICERS Catherine Engelder President Janice Rieheson Vice-President Helen Clements Secretary Louise Givens Treasurer Sydney Tabor Athletic Manager The Women ' s Athletic League of 1924 has undergone some decisive changes. Basketball teams, which have heretofore been named according to fraternities, each team having a fraternity for its sponsor, have been grouped according to classes. This custom will prevail hereafter. Honors are now being awarded in the spring instead of the fall. All girls who have earned three hundred points are admitted to the Association as active members, and are awarded their athletic pins, which have been changed from the laurel wreath to a diamond shaped pin bearing the letters M. A. This form of emblem is also used on the white sweaters. This year some twelve girls received their sweaters. In order to receive this sweater, the girl must have earned six hundred points. [ 151 j Sophomore Hockey Team ' a ' Standing: Seago, Birkett, Jackson, Scurlock, Clements (Capt.), Shields, Johnson, Slatter Sitting: Redmore, Brock, Hayes, Quickel, Kelley, Dobson, Edwards. Lucille Quickel as Manager of Hockey, helped develop two strong teams, who thought of nothing but hockey from the be- ginning of the season until the end. As center on the Sophomore team Lucille led her team to victory two successive years. We will have Lucille with us for another two years, so are looking forward to hockey again next fall. t 152 ] Freshman Hockey Team Back row: Bailey, Phillips, Brown, Lancaster (Capt.), Shuman, Hodgson, Brosseau. Front row: Flint, Cannon, Scurlock, Coffey, King, Higman. The Annual Freshmen-Sophomore Hockey game was played at Homecoming, the day of the Freshmen-Sophomore scrap. Even though the teams were very evenly matched, the Sophomores made a 1-0 score at the half, a score which gave them the necessary pep to travel the second mile in the last half and win by a score of 2-1. The Sophomore team was piloted by Helen Clements, who was very active in her wing position. This team showed their real hockey ability as Freshmen in defeating the Sophomcre team. The two opposing captains, Clements and Basketball Champions Standing: Higgman. Parks, Phillips. Mills, Scurlock Sitting: Lancaster, Flint (Captain), Shuman. The Freshmen Girls ' Basketball team surprised the college by running away with the championship of the Basketball Tournament. The Tournament was so arranged that every team played every other class team. The Sophomores and Juniors tied for second place, each team winning two games and losing one. At the end of the Tourna- ment two All Star teams were chosen. The Girls ' Basketball Season ended with a game between the two All Star teams, the " Muggers " and " Neckers. " The " Muggers " were found to be the best and won from the " Neckers " by a final score of 15-12. " Mmrzers " , All Star Team Standing: Redmore- M ' Ms. Traver, Clements. Sitting: Flint, Dohm, Denny. [ 154 ] Helen Phillips, Jo Higman, Helen Hayes, Helen Clements. Archery holds the interest of many students from the different classes every fall. Besides baseball, track is now becoming an important factor for a spring activity in the athletic curriculum for the girls here at Millikin. Low Hurdles Margaret Lancaster, Katherine Seurlock, Doris Kelley, Lois Seagc [ 155 ] Bill C onion If any other college annual staff in the whole United States has an art editor like Bill Conlon, nobody can know but them and us just exactly what a satisfying and pleasant experience it is. Bill isn ' t like most art editors — he ' s better; never grumbles about the labor heaped upon him ; reliable doesn ' t ex- press it, his work is al- ways waiting for the " deadline " ; and for such a husky specimen of the human race he possesses a full quota of those un- usual qualities of sensi- tiveness and delicacy in- nately characteristic of the tone artist. In past years Milli- kin ' s towers and Milli- kin ' s campus have been reproduced in the Milli- dek by the mechanical click of the camera. Bill, the rest of the weary workers want you to know how proud we are to have an entirely new innovation in our 1926 Millidek, an artistic interpretation of the Millikin we have learned cherishes the old tower and the shaded campus. We ' re not trying to be flowery, Bill ; we ' re not expectin ' that this will half express our appreciation for the whole heartedness and time you have given the 1926 Millidek; we just want you to know that we ' re darn glad that there was a Bill Conlon in college this year, and we ' re wishin ' you heaps of success. — The Rest of the Weary Toilers. to love by one who also Pins 4 LITTLE ornament of gold And a half a dozen pearls. Our emblem of fraternity We place upon our girls. Like a sign in the woods The pin just seems to shout " This is private property All poachers please keep out. " Passionate, hasty, inconsistent, Changeful as the clouds above There today and gone tomorrow Youth ' s experiment in love. —J. T. 15 t 159 ] Perc — Denny told me she worshipped her figure. Goof — And what did you say? Perc — Nothing. I embraced her religion. Mabel — " Oh, George, they say the moon is a dead body! " George — " Awright, let ' s sit up with the corpse. " " It ' s an extended corridor that has no termination, " mused the absent minded professor as he patiently plodded around the revolving doorway. Millikin (At Alpha Chi house)— " You say that dinner is ready? Where do I wash? " Geneva— " Why, Rex — er— why that ' s entirely up to you! " A chaperone is a person who keeps young people from doing what she wanted to do when she was young. [ 160 ] The Clock Ticks The Miraculous Rescue of Kitty, the Korrider Kat, from the Relentless Jaws of the Final Reckoning. Scene 1. Time — 8 :01 A. M., any morning. Place— Main Tunnel, Pendiliton Castle. The flagstones clatter to the clinking heels of Kitty, the Korrider Kat. Kitty slows down to a gallop on the home stretch, wipes the last trace of Hershey from a pair of red, red, red lips, and skids into her place in ceil No. 2671. " O-o-o-o-oh, ' gasps Kitty, " am I late? " " Wel-1-1, you ain ' t early, Kitty, " rolls a redundant bass from the gen- tleman in a white apron, after carefully depositing his special triple nickel- plated forceps (Sears, Roebuck No. 3457-px) on the highly polished, non- scratchable table top (see Weilepp Stuckey, special sale) , and disentang- ling from about his ears the internal organisms of a mammoth African tadpole imported at great cost from the wilds of Patagonia. " Finals tomorrow, Kitty! " (Kitty faints— time out— Kitty recovers sufficiently to learn worst.) " Come prepared to answer any of these two hundred questions on the exam sheets and when you come bring outlines of all three of the textbooks we have used during the semester and " (Kitty faints again.) Scene II. That night about 8 o ' clock Our heroine surrounded by books ; books on the right wall, books on the left ; little books, big books, books that are skinny, books that are fat. Poor Kitty is Pi Phyed to her chair in the Castle library. Kitty must make the grade on the morrow. Enter a slim shiek dancingly. " Kitty-Kitty-Kitty! " " My-y-y gladiator-r-r ! " He severs her chains with a single mighty blow of his finger nail file and sweeps her from the room. The cool breezes of the night fan her cheek as his puddle jumper wafts her rapidly westward o ' er the concrete gleaming white. And they danced and danced and And Kitty didn ' t even think about what might happen — the next day. Scene III. Kitty ' s room, 2 A. M. — Kitty seated distractedly at foot of bed — two minutes later — Kitty throws up two fluttering mitts in despair. " Oh, what ' s the use! I might as well caress the shucks for all the knowledge I can glean between now and that infernal 8 o ' clock. " Kitty falls asleep muttering incoherently. (One hour later.) Pronounced writhing and mumbling beneath Kitty ' s coverlets. Kitty rises mechanically and does a Lady Macbeth. " Out, damned paper— out, out, I say! " (Rips sheets m notebook from cover to cover.) " What ! " All the study between now and doomsday could not prepare me for tomorrow ' s massacre! " [ 161 ] " Oh-h-h-h! Would that I had made hay while the sun shone. (Throws books out of window into catch basin.) " Hence ! wretched tomes, instruments of torture ! I will have none of thee. To the tower I shall go and there among the rest of the bats in the belfry I shall depart me from this mortal toil. " Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh, when the roll in class is called tomorrow I ' ll be in heaven — or in hell. Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh, it matters little, I ' ll not be there, heh-heh. " Scene IV. (Towers of Pen iliton Castle.) Up from the dungeon keep comes a wavering figure clothed in ghastly white. It holds a lighted taper in its trembling hand. The dim half light throws grotesque shadows of fiendish shapes upon the cobweb festooned walls. The rotten stairs creak dismally under the slow tread of the figger, and the wind, which blows fitfully around the great square tower, moans and s ighs like a gigantic beast in its last agony, whispering softly one mo- ment and rising the next to a frenzied bellow. Rats scurry about her bare feet, and bats disturbed by the flickering light fan the air with their parch- ment wings, lis ivitty. Now she is at the top of the tower — now at the battlement — now she pauses tottering on the very brink — another moment and Kitty will be but a grease spot on the flagstones of the castle yard. Tick! Tick! Tick! But what sound is that? It is the clock come to life after all these years! This unexpected phenomenon startles Kitty from her nightmare — she sees her precarious position — leaps lightly to a nearby moonbeam and coasts gently to the safety of her room. Last Scene. Next morning — Kitty none the worse for the harrowing experiences of the night before, plods gloomingly to class sans books, sans knowledge, sans notes, sans everything, and — in a spirit of humaneness to those who suffered there that morning, we skip several hours. Bulletin board— group of eager students. The grades are out! And lo, our Kitty ' s name led all the rest. (The curtain falls and stays down.) Little Bright Eyes " He was small and bris c, and he had red-apple cheeks and the whitest of long ivhiskers and his eyes were tiny and bright china blue, and they twinkled like Santa Claus ' s eyes " — But there were many things he did not see — They loved him, the students did, and returning alumni swarmed into his office and even into his tedious class room. For he stood for that dear conventional sen- timentality that the briskness of the college day has crowded out. College students all read college stories before they come. They fancy themselves bareheaded in the moonlight, arms around each others ' shoulders, singing tenor to some threnody about the dear old college; they picture brilliantly blazered youths (no — men) sitting over steins in smoky wainscoated rooms; they visualize themselves with bull dogs and eternal friendships. But after the first weeks, the " golden haze of student days " evaporates not to re- turn except on rare occasions until some distant class reunion. The same old prosaic self is merely oriented in a new setting, and the professors keep cards indices on you. It is a disillusionment. That was partly why they loved him. To see him coming through the russet camp- us leaves on his way to the game in the pale sunshine of a November afternoon brought back the glamour. For he was all that should be to be a professor in a story book, and colleges love types. He was small and brisk, and he had red-apple cheeks and the whitest of long whiskers. The jokes about his absent mindedness lived chucklingly for thirty years. His classes in Greek were very dull and very easy and were always full of athletes and society men. He made time-honored jokes and beamed impartially on the just and the unjust. His eyes were small and bright china blue, and they twinkled like Santa Claus ' s eyes. He always came back to college a few weeks late on account of his hay fever, and when he did, a big crowd at the station, gave long yeas for " Little Bright Eyes, " and carried him home on a couple of pairs of football shoulders, singing lustily the while. It was all very collegey, and they loved him and themselves in the picture. And likewise, he was A Fan. He told annually at the football banquets and the pep meetings that he had not missed a game in thirty-seven years, that he had known every man who had worn the purple K. Oh, he was popular. 2 They called him Little Bright Eyes, but there were many things he did not see. He had been saying, for instance, for forty years, " You can ' t have a sound mind unless you have a sound body! " And he went on saying it as an argument for inter- collegiate athletics of the stadium type. He didn ' t see that the system was making the already sound bodies so much sounder that they were making improbable any soundness of mind, nor that the unsound, spindle-shanked, hollow-chested bodies did not grow so very much sounder in the unenthusiastic gym classes taught by after- thoughts. He didn ' t see the silliness of his time-honored assertion. It was his idea to send coaches out among the high schools to pick up promising freshmen, and he did not see the utter stupidity of that method of advertising. He did not see that it gave students an unwholesome feeling of being sought after that cheapened entrance in the college; that it put the faculty in the position of meekly accepting what was deemed wise by the coaches; that the scale of college values was turned altogther upside down. He did not sense any contempt in the comments of a neighboring college paper. He was in church the Sunday the coach, " Old Baldy, " made his plea for help. Poor boys were coming to town in the hope that they might find work to put themselves through college; they were willing to do anything, wash dishes, or tend furnaces, or milk cows, if only they could get an education, — boys from poor but honest and ambitious homes. The coach grew eloquent; his voice trembled, and the elders and the [ 1G4 ] 333 mi deacons and the vestrymen and the stewards looked feelingly and solemnly at him and the picture of youths crying " Excelsior! " And Little Bright Eyes looked as earnest as the rest. He did not stop to inquire how many of these heriocally struggling youths were necessary to " the team " ; he did not see how utterly funny it was for a hard-boiled old two hundred pound coach to be the sob artist of the college. He came around one time to the office of young Stanford Benson, Ph.D., — Stan, with his high ideal for thought and his fire for honest intellectual work — to see " what could be done " about the low mark an athlete had in Stan ' s course. Stan listened to the old man ' s argument for a higher grade; the student was really a key man on the team and the game was the key game in the conference series. That was not just the way he put it, for he talked vaguely and pointlessly; but that was what it came to, and he didn ' t see that he was offering an insult to the in- tegrity of a gentleman and a scholar. But Stan saw it. " Good God! What could I do? Do you want me to perjure myself? Blast my academic conscience? " he burst out. " The man had no right to any college recognition at all! He ' s a damned moron! " Little Bright Eyes was shocked. He believed that the members of the faculty should be a good " influence " on the boys. It worried him to have an instructor swear right on the campus. He didn ' t see that he and the group he mildly led in opposition to the Freshman Rule were guilty of a breach of faith. It never occurred to him the college was taking money under false pretenses when a freshman athlete or his parents paid tuition in the belief that he was to get an education. New freedom, new intellectual method, combined with his formidable physical exertion and athletic hero worship often wrecked an ambitious boy ' s chances for spiritual success in college. It never occurred to Little Bright Eyes that a clear headed father might call him guilty of neglect. It never occurred to him that teachers should have something like ordination vows or an oath of Hippocrates. He never did in all his forty years see the cross purposes of a faculty with an athletic system that did its best to keep boys ' minds childish in their interests, that frankly allied the college with the proletariat of sport rather than with a thinking ari- stocracy. He never saw the futility of an education that produces s o many uneducated men. I have no doubt that he died serene in the faith that he had fought a good fight and finished the course. He never saw that he was not necessarily a good influence because everybody liked him, that popularity is only a potential instrument for good. He never saw that to those with a passionate vision of education as flame unquenched he was a menace, a deterrent, a calamity. He never saw any of these things, Little Bright Eyes! — The Alumni Journal. [ 1116 ] AFTER THE GAME First (eagerly) — Who won? Second (waving bills) — I did! Alsace — " Are you troubled with evil thoughts? " Fritzy — " No, I ' m not troubled with them. I like them. " Carp — " What would you do if a girl dared you to carry her upstairs? ' Cripe — " I ' d be inclined to take her up. " Lanigan — Did I ever show you where I was tatooed? Cotton (eagerly) — No. Lanigan — Well, we can drive around that way. HEIGHT OF IMPROPRIETY Laughing at a funeral when someone slips in a grave. Dot — And then he put his arms around me and I wanted to scream and couldn ' t, and when I finally could, I didn ' t want to. Neilson — " What did the prof say in yesterday ' s Ec lecture? " Twisty — " Shall I leave out unnecessary details? " N.— " Sure. " T. — " He didn ' t say anything. " Prof. — I was sorry to see you come out of that saloon yesterday. Stewd. — Couldn ' t help it, sir — had a recitation. Much has been said and printed about blondes and brunettes; much has been said about red-headed women. He — Say, Heltz, that Boyer girl is pretty fast, isn ' t she? He, He — I ' ll say she is. I ' ve seen her cover five laps already this eve- ning. Bill — Does she dance well? Padg. — There ' s no room for improvement. She — John, dear, I am to be in an amateur theatrical ; what would folks say if I were to wear tights? He. — They would probably say that I married you for your money. AX (to Sister) — It ' s a great life if you don ' t weaken, but it ' s greater if you weaken just a little bit. Englishman (watching a collegiate dance) — " I say, they get married afterward, don ' t they? " Student ' s Parents — " Is this where Mr. Randolph lives? " Irate Landlady — " Yes, bring him in! " [ 167 ] The Rover Boys among the Greeks " Well, here we are again, " wittily remarked Tom Rover as the three Rover boys hopped off the back end of the freight that had just pulled in from Champaign, Urbana, and points east. And all three laughed merrily at this clever quip for they all knew they had never been there before. At this moment a young man in a yellow slicker stepped out from under the shade of the crossing-man ' s shanty and greeted them with a knowing smile. " Had dinner yet? Have a cigarette? " inquired the stranger. " The boys out at the Sigma Goofa house would sure like to have you over and get acquainted. " " I don ' t believe we ' ve been introduced, have we? " said Dick Rover with a cautious look. " Oh, how thoughtless of me, " said the other. Sam Rover had guessed that he must be a college boy. " My name ' s Smith — call me Smitty for short, " he continued. And all the Rover boys laughed merrily for they know very well that Smitty was longer than Smith. Having broken the ice with this apt remark the college boy — for such he proved to be — led the thr Q Rov r boys toward the twin six (borrowed from the Prominent Alumni) and CHAPTER II. " Well, well, here we are at Alpha Lambda chapter of dear old Delta Fragment fraternity, " said their new chauffeur, casually pointing his gun toward the Tau Beta Mu house, not that he suspected foul play, but as a precautionary measure suggested by others in the fraternity older and wiser in means and methods. " I was sure I heard that other boy say Sigma Goofa before he was call d to the phone, " said Tom Rover to his companions. " Oh, his father was suddenly taken ill, " explained the Sophomore rushing captain, who had come out to greet them, heartily. At this two Sophomores sohmnly walked off the front porch. " Come in and meet the boys, " continued the Sophomore, for it was none other. " Brother Tavlor, meet Sam Rover — and Tom Rover — and Dick Rover — for, as our readers probably surmised, the Sophomore had made sure of the identity of the three Rover boys. " Pleezetameecha, Mr. River, " said the bored senior who had already seen three promising crops of Freshmen football material turn out to be bill ' ard pxp rts. " Have a cigarette? " " Fire, fire, " came an excited voice from the second floor. " Don ' t worry, it ' s only Smithers smoking in the dorm again, " hastily reassured the Sophomore Rushing Captain, but by this time three men wearing fire- men ' s hats and yellowish slickers and carrying an axe which they seemed to brandish somewhat carelessly in the direction of the closest Delta Frag- ment men had the Rover boys by their arms and were already dragging them down the street. [ ir.8 1 CHAPTER ill. " It ' s all right ; you ' ll be safe over here. Come right in and meet some of the boys, " said the first man, tossing the fireman ' s hat on a handy hall- tree. " My, but these College boys lead a fast life, " said Dick Rover. " Fast to what? " said Sam Rover like a hawk. And at this the room- ful of Tau Beta Mu men rang with polite laughter. " Frater Parkins, meet Tom Rover, " said their new guide. " Glad to meet you, I ' m sure, Raver, " said the indifferent senior who was already boning for Kappa. " Have a cigarette? " " Look, " said a Junior, " there goes the Chi Psi rig down to meet the 12:10, " — for it was none other than Kidney Sotten, himself, driving. At this the commissary called for lunch, and the boys filed into the dining room. " Now, boys, let us all sing ' We ' re T. B. ' s Together, ' " said the presi- dent when the coffee and cigarette stage had been reached. The Rover boys, although not knowing the words joined in by whistling the chorus. " Under the table with them, " said a Sophomore at the next table who did not see that our heroes had joined the spirited singing. Whereat every- one sang just a little louder and the president made a mental note for new business at the next meeting. CHAPTER IV. " Get fixed up yet? " inquired an anxious Kappa Doolittle, who was looking for new material. " Yes, thanks, got all registered, " said Sam Rover mechanically. " Meet Tom Rover, " said the introduced to the first of the long line of " M " sweatered men. " Tom ' s the boy who ran 91 yards against Fillimore High last fall in the Thanksgiving Day game. " " Zat so? " said the first nonchalantly, who had done 9iy 2 against Filli- more himself the year before when playing for Podunk, and was therefore not very much impressed. " Meet Mr. Oceango, Mr. Rover, " said the guide to Dick. " Mr. Ocean- go ' s grades enabled us to beat the Sigma Goofa ' s in scholarship this year. " " Would you like to look the house over? " inquired the Junior who had been pledged in the second semester of his Freshman year after the vice- president had discovered that his sister ' s husband was a brother m the class of ' 10. " We really must be going, " said Tom Rover, and Dick and Sam nodded agreement. So they left the Kappa Doolittle house and headed toward McKrum ' s to read the morning Trib. How the Rover boys became at home among the Greeks and how they finally paid their tuition will be told in the next volume of the Rover Boys Series, entitled " The Rover Boys in Politics. " [ 169 ] A Few Sneezes The Great Humbug Once upon a time There was offered A great And a beautiful Cup To the organization That first subscribed One hundred per cent To the Millidek. However, So many organizations won it That it was decided Not to give The cup To any one. Therefore The Millidek Had both the cup And the subscriptions. This joke, Dear readers, Is on you. The Ideal Prof Birds a sing ' in ' in the trees, Leaves a buddin ' — growin ' grass- Oh my Gosh — how I do hope — My professor cuts this class. If he comes I hope he ' s dumb, Lost his voice, or can not see Anything if he ' ll pipe down So that he won ' t bother me. I gotta sleep ! The Recruiting Officer We ' re sorry that the ferows who would appreciate this little joke most are not in school now. [ 171 ] Book Larnin ' Here ' s to the prof who worships the book, We know his ilk quite well. We surely hope and fondly trust That he ' ll meet them all in But of course that is entirely impossible, As the intense heat would cause the Highly combustible matter of which they Are made to be speedily consumed. Honest, there isn ' t any point in this. Homecoming Millikin cheers for Blue and White But after one ' s been tight All night She ' s Blue Just plain damn Blue. Necking A thrill, a chill, a kiss, a sigh A tender word, a lover ' s lie, A davenport — a shaded light, Another kiss — a faint " good night ' Awful silly — awful dumb — But Let ' s put it in our curriculum. First Frosh — " See that man over there? He ' s the captain of the team. " Second— " Yeh. " " See the pipe in his mouth? " " Uh huh. " " See the smoke coming out of it? Its lit. " " Sure. " " Well, he did that with my match. " Heard after the election : " How ' s John Baldwin going to fill Shorty Meiner ' s shoes? " " Oh, what a dark room. " " Well, here ' s where things develop. " THE KIND WE LIKE Professor (absent-mindedly) : " Birks, when was the economy of — he began. " Why, I ' m absent today, Dr. Smith, " Birks interrupted. " Ah, pardon me. Miss Husband, will you answer the question? " Rachel ' s Glen — " Sir, I would like to marry your daughter. " Pater— " Absolutely NO. " R. ' s G. — " Why, what ' s the matter with her? " Dear " Parky " : Your eyes are like two mystic moons, Your hair, your voice divine, Your mouth, your lips of reddest coral, Ah, would that they were mine. I ' i Your body Aphrodite ' s form, Your shoulders ecstasy, Your skin the fairest of the earth, The whole a fantasy. (And I ' ll be damned if I could say this to your face without laughing,) WILBUR Millidek Backers [ 17G ] ?k — r iimn 2 3, There was once a young lady named Maude Who was a society fraud In the ballroom I ' m told She was distant and cold But on the back porch — Omigaud ! MAIL AND FEMALE Dick was engaged. He had been for some time, but hadn ' t told Lucille about it yet. Lucille was so very attractive ! But now his fiancee had re- turned to town and Dick realized that this affair must stop. He therefore wrote Lucille a long letter telling her the whole truth and asking that she forget. He confessed his sin in deceiving her so and pleaded for forgive- ness. Ah, it would hurt to send that letter! As he reached the mail box he heard a horn behind him. It was Lu- cille " Dick, you bacl boy, come and drive me around. I ' m lonesome! Dick said " Sure! " mailed the letter, and drove off in the car. Nice guy ! Photographer — Watch the camera and you ' ll see a pretty little dickey bird come out. " Modern Child— Oh, don ' t be an ass ; expose the plate and let ' s get this thing over. I hitched my wagon to a star, And while I stood there braggin ' , The star shot swiftly off in space, And I was shy a wagon. Nurse — " Come, Bobbie, I ' ll read you a Tom Swift story. " Bobbie — Aw, hell, I ' m sick of this good, clean fun. Dum — " How ya feeling? " Bell— " Rotten. " Dum — " Whassamatter ? " Bell — " Got insomnia. " Dum — " How come? " Bell — " Woke up twice in chapel this morning. Jim Brown says he ' s tired of getting up every morning and washing the dog tracks off his face. He says he ' ll either have to lock the dogs out- side the house or quit whistling in his sleep. Prof, (giving lecture) — " I don ' t mind if a student looks at his watch once in a while, but what gets me is to see someone take out his watch, shake it a few times, and then put it up to his ear. " The Bootblack— " Light or dark, sir? " The Absent-minded Professor — " I ' m not particular, but please don ' t give me the neck. " " Stick them up, kid, " ordered the thug. " Where do you think you ' re going " Home, " murmured the student. " Where from? " " Date. " ' Who with? " " Co-ed. " " Here, friend, take this five dollar bill. " Little Pat — " I can ' t play with you ' cause you ' re a Jew. " Little Ike — " But we ' re not playing for money. " Temperance Lecturer — " If I lead a donkey up to a pail of water and a pail of beer, which will he choose to drink? " Soak— " The water. " Temperance Lecturer — " And why? " Soak — " Because he is an ass. " Laugh and the teacher laughs with you Laugh and you laugh alone ; First when the joke is your teacher ' s, Second, when it is your own. She — " You talk a great deal, don ' t you? " He — " Yes, you see when I was vaccinated the Doc was in a fog and used a Victrola needle by mistake. " me. Olive — " How dare you? Papa said he ' d kill the first man who kissed Paul — " How interesting. And did he? " [ 179 1 j ronological J ollegeate j omments Monday, Sept. 8. — We slap down the money and immediately begin 1o evade the education for which we have paid tra-la. Gushing maidens in- timate their big sisterly relation, and not wishing to deny family ties to a mere stranger, we amble along good naturedly. Tuesday, 9 (noon). — The K. D. shotgun has bellowed eleven times. Wednesday, 10. — All the upper class girls effervescing all day about the Y. W. walkout, but we were glad we hadn ' t built up any plans about the great open spaces when it rained. We ate weiners in the gym. Thursday, 11. — Conductor Cal collects coin and hiballs. Educational limited. Maurine Reid changed her program " because Miss Dunlap changed her clothing. " Friday, 12. — Sig Alphs open mansion. Quartet entertains with " Pledges, Pledges, Bring Your Pennies. " Y. W. reception. Ah, what a pity! Monday, 15. — followed the arrow to the new Pi Phi hangout. Lady with gray hair patted us on the knee and asked, " Was we going to take French? " [ 181 ] Tuesday, 16. — Alpha Chis serenade sourly. Rushing begins. Never told us how important we really was back home. Wednesday, 17. — Faculty coffee-klatsch. New head of Spanish de- partment impresses colleagues, question mark. Thursday, 18. — Miss Woller, the snappy addition to the Art depart- ment, called at McCrum ' s for her Decaturian. Young lady at the Hall comes home weeping bitterly. Said that all the sunshine was gone. Poor kid. Farewell banquet at the Decatur Club for Mr. Casey. Luck to you, Bill. Friday, 19. — Zeta Tau Alpha Dresden basket formal. Swell time. Saturday, 20. — Alpha Chi Omega formal. Old English effect in every- thing except boulevard stops. ' At what you say, Helen? Monday, 22. — The College Club entertained with a tea slinging con- test at the Hall. Next time we ' ll wear our old rags. Tuesday, 23. — Tri Delts bay at the moon. Janie gets resoled. Wednesday, 24. — Pep meeting in chapel. " Th is Freedom " doesn ' t make it very hard to find a seat. Oh well, maybe " When Winter Comes " it ' ll be different. Thursday, 25. — The noisy hundred are here. The noisy hundred are here. The noisy hundred are here. Friday, 26. — Frenchy tea in the seminar, after which our gridiron warriors leave for DePauw. The Pi Phi formal. Wish we was booful. [ 183 ] Saturday, 27. — Theta Gamma formal, Chinese luncheon at the Orlan- do. Met Buddher in person. (Note Eastern accent acquired in Pub. class. Oh, Chollie, m ' darlin ' !) Tri Delt formal rose party in evening. I wonder if Formaldehyde was rushed to death — and so D. K. ' d? Tuesday, 30. — Preference slips go out. Wonder which one of whom they are which — or have they? Wednesday, 1, and Next Few Days. — Y. W. meets and informal pledg- ing (ribbons got rained on the first day, but saved the safety pins) — and band meets — and practices — and there is enthusiasm in the air — and some music and the inevitable pajama parade-race down Main street, won by that boy Madden. Saturday, 4. — Charleston at Millikin. They came, they saw, we con- quered (27-0). Sitting behind the noisy hundred lots of fun. Formal pledging after game. The wear in ' 6 he green Saturday, 11. — All aboard for the smoky city. We came, we saw (some of us), they conquered. (Loyola 19, Millikin 7.) Incidentally, Katy Coffey was there, And saw Perc. Tuesday, 14. — Freshmen blossom out in green at Pre-Wesleyan pep meeting. Sarah Grace Bartholomew appeared in a green tarn, but couldn ' t find any green shoestrings. [ 1S5 ] Organ. Voice . Alexander Peebles Kelso, B. Sc. (Oxon), Presiding Processional March Lama re Miss Wilna Moffett Invocation Mozart Marthin Provensen Lowell Townsend, Accompanist Prayer The Reverend Edward Warren Clippinger Inaugural Address Mark Embury Penney, Ph.D. Some Applications of the Doctrine of the Unearned Increment to Education Pledges of Loyalty: From the Faculty Albert Taylor Mills, M. A. From the Students Rolland Moar Class of 1925 From the Alumni with Presentation of Chair Lester Schroll Class of 1923 Greetings from Colleges William Arthur Maddox, Ph.D. President of Rockford College Presentation of the Key and Seal J. Sherman McClelland President of the Board of Managers Hymn No. 65 in the hymnal : Let the Children Hear the Mighty Deeds Benediction The Reverend Chesteen Smith Organ Grand Choeur in D Guilmant Miss Moffett [ ISC ] Friday, 17. — Hot ziggedy! We trimmed Wesleyan. Wednesday, 22. — Freshmen tramp among candles and become Y. W. ' d. Thursday, 23. — Aston Hall initiates. Oh, golly gee, wotta time. Mart Provensen thrills ' m. Whoa, there, ladies, that bass siren ' s married. Friday, 24. — Alums attend pep meeting, and Fuzzy waxes wicious under them curls. Saturday, 25. — Result : We lambast Lake Forrest ' s Red Devils 21-0, and the Freshmen snake a dance. Wednesday, 29. — Mrs. Hickox does a Lady Macbeth in our chapel. Thursday, 30. — Jack Earl waxes musical on Fldorado street at high noon. Which shall it be, Janie? Jack or Jill? Friday, 31. — Hied us down to the Hallowe ' en fete. Notta half bad mess of stunts with the Delta Sigs copping the tin cup for their clever pre- sentation of " The Rainstorm. " The rest of us did pretty well, too. Saturday, November 1. — The whistle whistles, as Augustana does a fadeout, 26-0. Tuesday, 4. — They say all the Millidek money is on LaFollette. This isn ' t such a dead place, after all. Wednesday, 5. — Doc Penney predicts Coolidge will keep us from the precipice at least four more years. Says world isn ' t quite ready to go to the dogs. [ 187 ] ■ jpTV ' " ' • ' " 1 Thursday, 6. — Art guild initiates. Friday, 7. — Lambda Phi Delta initiates. Oughtn ' t to be hard for everyone to get into some kind of organization hereabouts. Saturday, 8. — A couple of Psi Chi initiates kept late hours. Lost : A couple of would-be actives. Young lady called Main 80 and heard that Washington trumped Millikin ' s full house. ' At what you heard, Ferrol? Wednesday, 12. — Last time to have Millidek pictures taken. And your manly tones rang with such sincerity, Al. Thursday, 13. — Wee Willie Pritchett argues himself into the debate prize. Monday, 17. — The sidewalks got all white- washed. Who was it we were going to beat? Tuesday, 18. — The Frosh and Sophs staged a bloody battle at the corner of Oakland and Main. The Battle of the Ages is on! Thursday, and the Week-end. — Everything plastered with homecoming stickers — parade — pep meeting — the Frosh got tuff again and Lee Eaton missed some classes. The green tri- umphed and homecoming began in earnest. Alpha Chis and Tekes took the float and house prizes and the afternoon waned, 28 to 6, and the evening brought " The Gods of the Moun- tain " and " Everybody ' s Husband " to the audi- torium, and Sammy couldn ' t find his hat — and happened a warm dance at the Orlando. Wednesday, 26. — Motion made and second- ed by Prof. Henderson to extend Thanksgiving vacation. Carried ! A most voluminous yell for our popular Prof. Must have had the old chariot oiled up, eh Prof? Thursday, 27. — Bradley thanked whatever gods may be after a terri- ble scare, 3-0 Millikin, with five minutes to go ; final, 13-3 for Bradley. Tuesday, following a hectic vacation. — The Millidek cup is offered! ' Twas a pretty thing. Too pretty. The Tekes tried to handcuff it — eight 100 per centers squabbled for it — Curtis got it! Friday, 5. — Wanted, a first balcony seat, for one Prof. Hatch, for to better oversee his brood, in chapel. Tuesday, January 6. — The Penney theology and religion series con- tinued. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 and 8. — Dr. Chesteen Smith and Yusuka Tsurumi lecture. P-r-o-f-e-s-s-o-r Long vouches for the sincerity of Tsur- umi. Millikin-Charleston. We lost. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 13, 14, 16. — Doris Lowe, Pinkey Seago, and Sam Smith importune, beg, and plead for better chapel services. [ iss i Saturday, 17. — Tau Kappa Epsilon Apache dance. Wish we could get collegiate. Monday, 19. — Blue Monday. To pass or not to pass, that is the prob lem. Wednesday, 21. — Funked a few more exams. Thursday, 22. — Heard that the Homecoming chee-ild who splashed whitewash so promiscuously was invited to remove sam3 at h s arl s convenience. Tuesday, 27. — We sit among those present on the front porch waiting for the arrival of the new inmates of the Hall. Missing. — Somebody ' s editor-in-chief. Wednesday, 28. — Revenge at Charleston (34-25). Thursday, 29. — Class meetings. Betty Parks and Evelyn Ponder ar- rive. Snub Thompson looks ' m over and decides to become a Sophomore. Saturday, 31. — Eureka ' s center was darling. Dick Simpson enter- tained, and the whistles blew and blew. February 3, Tuesday. — Boys in blue and white opened the new month with a romp over Armour Tech. Wednesday, 4. — Ruth Traughber is awarded Pi Mu Theta scholarship. What you gonna do with all that money, Ruth? Thursday, 5. — Haridas Mazumdar lectured on Indian question. No, Filbert, he didn ' t wear any war bonnet. Friday, 6. — Milhkin meets St. Ambrose at the Saint ' s expense. Saturday, 7. — At St. Augustana at our expense. Monday, 9. — Chollie Young ' s interpretive reading class gives recital at Kaeuper ' s Hall. Tuesday, 10. — Wesleyan went home slightly mussed. Wednesday, 11. — Dr. Bailie comes to start us on our week of prayer and longer chapels. 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Globe-W erniche Book Cases ALtlivaukee Office Chairs Globe-W einuke Filing Devices and Supplies Commercial Furniture Co. Lincoln Office Suites ana Desks ' latum Loose Leaf Devices ana Supplies Hemn -Hall-hlaivin Safes ana Vault Doors EVERYTHING HOR THE OFFICE REVIEW PRINTING STATIONERY CO. Decatur, Illinois " " MWINIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII II Illlllllllllllllllll Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllinill IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH IIIIIIII|[IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII|IIIIIIIN|I||!||||I!|||||||MI!|!|||||!|||!!I|||||||||||||||!|] | 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 anv rooms. Pa ' nters and Decorators PAINTS CHARLES PEASE WALL PAPER 155 West M ain Street VARNISH [ 19G ] Thursday, 12.— Drank tea with the Pi Phis. Everett Witzeman is next year ' s Millidek business manager. Friday, 13. — In celebration of last prayer service we appeared at breakfast in kimonas and whistled during study hours. Campused for a week. Well, that ' s over. . Saturday, 14. — String O ' Bannon appears on Mam street m an electric carriage sedan. . Mondav, 16.— Millikin ruins Bradley, 43-21. Tekes get cup for mter- fraternity basketball championship. There, there, wasn ' t it better than the Millidek cup, anyway? Tuesday, 17.— Inauguration of President Penney. But the man from Edinburgh scored a bull ' s eye. Certain people show criminal instincts in feeding guests in gym. . . ■ Wednesday, 18. — Some of our more illustrious friends look as thoug.i they had spent a bad night. The Household Arts girls had a good lesson in the serving and care of cooked chicken — but others said it was the ice cream. Jg rO IP fe cTX Z— T Thursday, 19. — Sophomore tea. Neil and Adele ' s marriage announced. Friday, 20 — Y. W. Pageant of Queen Esther. " Hang Haman! " Un- usually well done. Saturday, 21. — The gleemen leave for Chicago. Padge just missed the tail end of the train. Janie! Janie! Sunday, 22. — Concert broadcasted by Professor Provensen a-id the Millikin Glee Club from WGN, Chicago. Monday, 23. — Gleemen failed to place at Orchestral Hall, but are the best in Illinois. Tuesday, 24. — Congratulations, Mr. Mills ! I hear you ' re president of tn ■ Poultry Association. Wednesday, 25. — Election for the most representative man and wom- an. Everybody voted for himself except you and me, which decided the election. Thursday, 26. — Wesleyan beats Millikin. Hope they didn t mean it. Saturday, 28.— S. A. I. formal. Glee Club sings briefly at the Lincoln Square. March 3, Tuesday. — Leo Johnson presents football sweaters. Li they were all of the same size, complications are going to result. C. A. HUPP TOBACCO CO. 625-628 East Cerro Gordo Street DECATUR, ILL. TEN SUMMER STYLES IN Queen Quality Straps and Ties $6.00 Pr. — Footwear of quality where style reigns supreme. Always the leader of fashion. $5 pair. i HSGebhartCp 4 L»t, m QIC «tu« S i«l f IIIIIUIIlll!llilil!!ll!!ll[l!iilll![ll!lll|[l!llll!![l!lll!lll!!ll!lln DEMAND POLAR CREAM POLAR BUTTER POLAR CULTURED MILK DELICIOUS — NUTRITIOUS CLINKERLESS COAL FURNACE OIL ii miiiiiiii i in Minium ii ' t mi nun mi :n in n inn , ' Mi: i u; iiiiminmimim ' miimn mmn JUDY CANDY CO. 953 N. Water DISTRIBUTERS OF BUNTE BROS. CANDIES AND BLUE BANNER CHOCOLATES [ 199 ] ON LINCOLN SQUARE P FECTIONER decmur ' s SHOW PLfcCE The finest and most sanitary place in the State. We serve hot or cold lunches at all hours. We carry a complete line of candies, also all kinds of fancy dishes and drinks. We serve the best. All buses, street cars and interurbans stop at our door. SAM ' S, ON THE SQUARE lllllllmlllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllN SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SMART COLLEGE APPAREL College Men Prefer HART, SCHAFFNER MARX CLOTHES DROBISCH -REISER CO. 129 North Water Sireet iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 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 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll III! Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll BOWLING ONE HOUR BOWLING EACH DAY THE EASY PLAN TO MAKE THE WORLD A HEALTHY MAN HILL ' S ALLEYS ELEVATOR ENTRANCE CITIZENS BANK BUILDING I 200 I YOUR PATRONAGE DURING THE PAST YEAR WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED May our relations be even more pleasant and our ser- vice more profitable to you in the future. FARMERS STATE BANK TRUST CO. [ 201 ] " Meet me at the Blue Mill " ]V " " p " , V r r TT AT T When you return to Millikin " Bill " Hamel will be ready to give il| - L ' - VJ - - ■ Li - Ll y OU highest quality Lunches, Drinks, Candy, and Tobacco. " Blue " — Your Color " Mill " — For Millikin AFTER THEATRE AND SPECIAL LUNCHEONS OUR SPECIALTY BLUE MILL CONFECTIONERY AND CAFE WM. B. HAMEL COR. OAKLAND AND WOOD STREETS iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii i iiii iiii iiiiiiiiii ' in WE ARE FIRST WITH THE LAST FIRST with the last styles for Spring 1925 that have just received the endorsement of the best-dressed men in the capitals of Europe and America. First in the range richness and refinement of our stocks. When you think of Clothes and Furnishings, think of this store first and as first. Take Stock of Your Appearance Today — Then Come in to See Us tylakeney lum 326 N. WATER STREET DECATUR, ILL. DRY GOODS CO. 138 E. Prairie MILLINERY AND READY-TO-WEAR A SPECIALTY [ 202 ] Wednesday, 4. — Bob buries his mumps and comes back to debate with Ripon. We beat ' m. Thursday, 5. — Delta Sig tea. Bud Short is a mean tea brewer. Friday, 6. — Professor Moulton elevates our thoughts to higher things. Connie takes song prize contest. Monday, 9. — Kappie Delters broadcast beseechingly " On a K. D. Hon- eymoon. " Wednesday, 11. — Senior chapel. Soloist doesn ' t appear. Men re- quested not to smoke on campus. Girls gloat over their technical liberty. Thursday, 12. — Tekes have pictures taken in Bill ' s new Tux. Friday, 13. — Home Ec style show very, very, very successful. At least gentleman were much in evidence. Saturday, 14. — The Junior Prom ! First glimpse of the rest of us in evening attire. Oh, shiek, if you just hadn ' t lost your second stud half way down the receiving line. 233 [ 203 For Those " STAGS 55 Fraternity " Smokers " , " Stag Banquets " and rushing parties demand the best there is in Cigarettes, Cigars and Pipe Tobacco. We have just what you want. Fraternity Committee Chairmen, call us for service and satisfaction. JOS. MICHL ' S SONS 120 N. Water St. Decatur, 111. IIIIIIIIIIIIHI I ill Ilfflllllllllllllllllll Illlllllllllllll I IlllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUIIIIIIIII illljlllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Illlllllllilllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllll Illlllllllllllllllllllllll VISION In the background of every big accomplishment there is a man of vision. But vision without financial power has its result in feeble or deferred ac- complishment. To be quickly and soundly effective, vision requires tangible bank co- operation of a strong, constructive nature. Start toward the realization of this vision by opening a Savings Account. THE NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR Decatur ' s Oldest National Bank [ 204 ] Dobbs Hats - Quality Haberdashery - Langrock Clothes Saltz Brothers ZHatters lHaberdashers 225 No. Water Street, DECATUR - ILL. " T ie Shop for College Men " SPORTING GOODS OUR SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT is the largest and most complete in Central Illinois, and offers you a larger assortment for your selection of Golf Equipment, Baseball Equipment, Fishing Tackle, Guns, Sport Clothing, Sweaters, Camping Goods, Boats, Canoes, Boat Motors, and in fact, everything for indoor and outdoor sports. MOREHOUSE WELLS CO. " The Best Grade for the Best Trade " Hardware — Radio — Sporting Goods — House Furnishings :| || | „ , | || , mi i II Ill I Illllllll Ill 1 lil I I Illl II II II I I ' I II 1 1 1 11 111 1 11111 1111,1 CANDY Let be your first thought. 328 NO. MAIN STREET ICE CREAM SODAS LUNCH Our Specialties Mint Stick Ice Cream Cider Baked Ham Chili Light Lunches at All Hours THE DECATURIAN WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF THE JAMES MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR ROYAL McCLELLAND, Bus. Mgr. ROBERT TAYLOR, Editor ■J M II I It 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 111 ] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 [ ! 1 1 in 1 1 1 9 ! i ] 1 1 1 : II C HIE I El t II S I!H ! i I M 1 1 1 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C 1 1 1 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 j f 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 flKAWRhRYfiOODSfo. U CORNER WATER 1 AND V NORTH STS J JIIMlllll mi nit i: i 1 1 1 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 1 r ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 limn ■ 1 1 1 1 ■ i E l ■ ■ ■ l ■ 1 1 1 1 1 inin n I mum II • " THE COLLEGE MAN DEMANDS QUALITY TO A PERFECTION THERE IS A QUALITY TO THE W1LKS-TAILORED SUIT THAT CANNOT BE EQUALLED f ILRS 423 North Water St. THE TAILOR Decatur, Illinois f 206 ] HOTEL ORLANDO 250 ROOMS — 200 BATHS Decatur, Illinois MODERN — EUROPEAN — FIREPROOF DINNER PARTIES, DANCES FORMALS AND LUNCHEONS SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MILLIKIN FUNCTIONS VAN ORMAN HOTEL OPERATING CO. FRED VAN ORMAN President OTHER VAN ORMAN HOTELS HOTEL SHAWNEE Springfield, O. RENT A NEW CAR — DRIVE IT YOURSELF You will like Decatur with her many points of interest, if you really get ac- quainted with the town and outlying points. For week-end recreation, drive an AUTO RENTAL CAR. Reasonable rates and any style Ford you like. DECATUR AUTO RENTAL CO. M. 4643 224-26 NORTH FRANKLIN STREET SPECIALISTS IN FOOTWEAR FOR YOUNG FOLKS SNAPPY NEW STYLES IN QUALITIES THAT WEAR THE PRINCESS CONFECTIONERY 327 N. Water St. Cleanest and Most Sanitary Place in the City We Manufacture OUR OWN CANDIES AND ICE CREAM TRY OUR FANCY DISHES AND REFRESHING DRINKS We Serve Delicious Light Lunches PARLOR MARKET F. N. GOODMAN CO QUALITY MEATS AND POULTRY Phones— M. 572, M. 805, M. 806 [ 208 J " Say it with Flowers ' " CORSAGE BOUQUETS Arrangement of violets, sweet peas, roses, sweetheart roses and other seasonable flowers. Women s and Misses ' Smart Wear Daut Bros., Florists 120 East Prairie St. COATS, DRESSES, HOSIERY, FURS, SKIRTS, SWEATERS KNICKERS FOR SPORT WEAR FARIES PARK INN Now under management Widick and Newman Serving Tasty Luncheons and Dinners — Delicious Drinks. Special Attention to Parties. THE RESTAURANT BUILDING HAS BEEN MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION ADJOINING THE DANCE PAVILION, MAKING IT MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR BREAKFAST DANCES. PROMPT FOUNTAIN SERVICE. NEW EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN INSTALLED. Canoe Livery and Bathing Beach Facilities in Connection Phone for Special Rates to Millikin Organizations County 981-3 C. R. Widick, Custodian [ 209 ] BLUE ROSE BEAUTY SHOPPE All Branches of Beauty Culture BLUE ROSE COSMETICS USED BY EXPERT OPERATORS In Conjunction with Lindquist-Myrvold Studio MRS. CLARA SLIDER, Manager illl!!llll!lllllll!llllll!lllllllllllllllllll!llllll!llllll!llll!llllll!!!lllll!!l!ll!llllllll!IIH ' ;!llli! COLLEGE SUPPLY STORE WANTS YOUR BUSINESS Phone Main 1891 for Appointments For Your Convenience A STORE DIRECTORY First Floor Books, Office Supplies, Kodaks, School Books, Sta- tionery, Novelties, Wedding Invitations, Visiting Cards. Second Floor Edison Phonographs, Gift Shop. Recital Hall, Five Booths, Novelties of All Kinds, Pictures and Fram- ing (Picture Framing a Specialty). Third Floor Repair Department: All Makes of Fountain Pens Re- paired; Typewriters Repaired; Phonographs Re- paired, and Tennis Rackets Restrung. Basement Sporting Goods — Tennis, Golf, Baseball; Sweaters, Sport Shoes, Clothing; Toys and Games (all the year); Party Favors and Decorations. HAINES ESSICK CO. BOOK AND ART STORE 217 N. Water Street 11111 1 i i i ii ii ii i ii miimiiiiiimiimmiiim i i mum ii mini mum ii mnmmm ii miiiiimiimiiiimiiimiiiimiiiiimim i hi i mil FINE CLOTHES FOR THE YOUNG COLLEGE MAN Student Spirit Student Service Kaufman ' s DECATUR, ILLINOIS ll ' J.illlllllllilllllllllllllllllllilllllllll EVERY PASSENGER INSURED S-W YELLOW CAB CO. 632 main 542 TAXI AND BAGGAGE We Will Be Pleased to Have Students Call iiiiniiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii in iiiii liiiiim iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii I " iiiiiiimi ii»i« " i h " 1 " " 1 April 12, Tuesdav.— Don Jose Mojica! The bald-headed row filled twenty bobs ahead of ' time. We sat in the third floor box, darn it. Oh, golly gee, those wonderful eyes, and those Latin lip-ps. If he had only have looked up just once. mn iiiHiiiniiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i iniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiii minimi n mi n u « mi mimn m i i m m " mi « » " « i 11111 111 11 J. L. EISELE BETTER CLASS TAILORING AND CUSTOM MADE SHIRTS ] 36 NORTH MAIN OPPOSITE LINCOLN SQUARE THEATRE [ 211 ] alia i 31 2} Hfz Insurance Company O ' lOtTOM, MASSACHUSETTS T. W. BORUFF, General Agent ELDON GEIGER CECIL F. ABRAMS FRED G. THOMPSON Special Agents 401-6 Millikin Bank Building PHONE MAIN 265 AUTO PARTS CO. 1063 N. Water St. M. 1866 GOODRICH TIRES AND TUBES Auto Accessories Radio Sets and Parts ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES THE J. E. McNIER CANDY CO. Cor. Cerro Gordo and Water Streets Decatur, Illinois DISTRIBUTERS OF LOWNEY CHOCOLATES Phone Main 1228 We Carry a Full Line of Bars iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii OAK CREST HIGHLAWNS CHERRY BLOSSOM BRANDS Any articles of food covered by the above brands are pure, wholesome, and as fine as can be produced in their respective grades. SOLD AT ALL GROCERS McClelland grocer company DECATUR, ILLINOIS [ 212 ] WILLIAM GUSHARD COMPANY Organization " " HE SPECTACLE of progress portrays the triumph of or- - ganization. However great the need, however zealous the desire, however fine the ideal ; there can be no continuance of growth without sound organi- zation. Organization enables this store to serve great num- bers of people daily ; it enables us to seek new sources of sup- ply, and to buy in cost-reduc- ing quantities ; it enables us to seek less expensive ways of conducting our business, thereby making lower prices possible; and it enables us to provide many free services for our customers and their families. And — very important in this age of speed — organization enables us to bring our mer- chandize to your notice, in the form of advertising, so that you may know what we have for you without ever leaving your home. C. F. TRISCH, President. DECATUR ' S GREATEST STORE [ 213 ] " SERVICE and QUALITY " | Patronize a Real Millikin Shop Our Motto T. F. FAUGHT Grocery and Market 337 S. Oakland Main 450 Main 451 HAIR CUTTING, 40c SHAVE, 20c OAKLAND AVE. BARBER SHOP 325 S. Oakland Cody R. Holmes lilllllllllllllllllllllllllll Illlllllllllllll Illl imNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII [I lllllllllllllllhlilllllliNIIIIIIINII I!lllllllllll!lllllllllllllllllll!llll!lllllllinl!llllll!!llll[!lll!!!ll!l!!!!ll!lll!ll![l!!lllll I linllllllll mm HARDWARE SUPPLIES for Millikin Fraternities and So rorities E. L. LANDON " A Real Millikin Booster " 134 SOUTH OAKLAND Illl II Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIIIWI || I Illlllllllllllllllllll Illlllllllllllllllllll Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Illl lilllllllllllllllllllllllllll iiii To the Millikin Students and Faculty: We sincerely appreciate your, courteous patronage during the past school year and hope for a contin- uance of our pleasant relationship this fall. Our Best Wishes for a Happy Summer Norman Laundry and Dry Cleaning Co. [ 214 J Prompt, Efficient, Economical and Guaranteed SHOE REPAIR SERVICE for Millikin Men and Women F. C. PETERSON Millikin Conservatory of Music Decatur, Illinois Lowell L. Townsend, Director One of the Foremost Schools of Music in the Middle West MILLIKIN CONSERVATORY— ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE Certificate and Diploma Courses in Piano, Violin, Organ, ' Cello, and Voice Special Supervisors ' Courses in Public School Music and Musical Kindergarten Music-Literary Course leading to Degree Bachelor of Science in Music Three free scholarships offered each year Summer Term, June 8 to July 16, 1925 For catalog or further information address AIMEE DUNNE, Secretary. [ 215 ] CT OW that you ' ve seen qJ Y the 1926 Millidek re- member that all of these Millikin pictures were made by Lindquist and Myrvold, official Millidek photographers for the last four years. Lindquist and Myrvold Art Photographers 319 North Water St. Decat Wednesday, 13.— Cottie Engelder elected president of Y. W., 40 to 39. (39 votes for Don Jose.) . Thursday 19. The Muggers encircled the Necker s technic, 17 to 13. Saturday, ' 21.— Delta Sigma Phi formal. The gentlemen wobbled wearily home. „. , Tuesday 24. Heifetz night. Made our first appearance on the stage. Wednesday, 25.— Kappa day. Isabel day— Isabel Kappers into chapel. Y. W. installs president, et cetera. Friday, 27.— Chorus girls w(h)ine and dance at Staley ' s. Saturday, 28.— Tussling Kouples Enjoy formal at Orlando. Monday, 30.— Lambder Phi Delter, professional Fine Arts sorority, (it nothing else, Millikin surely has her full quota of Greeks) installs officers. Tuesday, 31.— Lew Sarrett croaks like a bear, growls like a frog, and the audience roared. April 2, Friday.— Gamma Epsilon Tau meets and Dr. Rose speaks. Monday, 6.— Pan Hellenic hash over educational problems of the struggling illiterate " also rans. " Tuesday, 7.— The Great Mystery of the Singing Swindle. How did we ever come to part with half a buck to hear the women glee ' ers? Wednesday, 8. — In the spring A young man ' s desires — And a young lady ' s — Yearn for — Vacation. Wednesday, 15.— ' S all over! Thursday, 16.— Seniors lunched at the Blue Mill and Dmty talked and talked and talked. T , Monday, 20.— Gladys Swarthout sang serenely and the b. A. 1. s Wednesday, 22.— Dinty bicycles to chapel and gives us the lowdown on the Senior drama. If Week doesn ' t get nervous prostration by the last act, the play should be an all around success. [ 217 " DON ' T ASK A GIRL FOR HER HAND UNLESS YOU HAVE THE FIRST PAYMENT FOR A BUN- GALOW TO PUT IN IT. " Ma . LyoN Woodwork t ™ Cerro Gordo At Bro dw y Since 187ft ' mi iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mill ii ii ii in i mill iiiiiiiiiii mi i mi. i . 1 1 : , i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiii mi in i in iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii «.! COLLEGE INN COR. OAKLAND AND WOOD STS. SODAS — SUNDAES — CANDIES — LIGHT LUNCHES " The Place with a Collegiate Atmosphere " VISIT THE COLLEGE INN — MEET OLD FRIENDS- MAKE NEW FRIENDS [ 218 ] THE VITAL SPOTS MUST BE SELECTED WITH CARE TO ENSURE GOOD PLUMBING People are learning that faucets are the vital spots of plumbing. They are the working part — the thing oper- ated day and night — they absolutely are the one means of controlling the flow of water. Without them you can ' t have running water in homes. Be sure they are good and dependable— MUELLERS. MADE IN DECATUR — USED EVERYWHERE MUELLER CO, COMPLIMENTS of A. E. STALEY MANUFACTURING COMPANY Decatur, Illinois MANUFACTURERS of Staleys PRODUCTS XORM Syrups Feeds Sugars Oils Starches [ 220 ] LUMBER The Decatur Lumber Mfg. Company 666 NORTH WATER Phones, Main 854, Main 4466 Decatur, Illinois ' mi ni mum iiiiuiii niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiii in imiinni n iiiininiiinnniiii i lilliilillllillllllllllllllll in iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin nun m nnnniinniiiiinni ninnniii REMBRANDT PHOTOGRAPHS The high lights of your year book are always the PHOTOGRAPHS. Let them have style and quality coupled with service, as furnished by REMBRANDT STUDIO 314 North Main St. WE FURNISH THE HOME COMPLETE F. M. MERIDITH CO. STORAGE AND FURNITURE We Solicit Your Patronage SAFEST AND CLEANEST STORAGE 320-350 E. CERRO GORDO DECATUR, ILLINOIS t 221 ] FURNITURE For Homes, Apartments, Hotels, Clubs, Schools, Univer- sities, Offices and Banks. FIXTURES Complete Fixtures designed and built for every class of Store, Bank, School, Laboratory, Office, Court House and Municipal Building. REFRIGERATORS Of every size for all household and commercial purposes. SODA FOUNTAINS, STEAM TABLES, CARBONATORS i««PI«W Mas ' be BE 1 m be s St M WALRUS MANUFACTURING CO Broadway - Wabash Ave. - Morgan St. DECATUR, ILLINOIS Representatives in all principal cities. t 222 ] 333 333 Thursday, 23. — Temper of elite Seniors ' tea adequate to such a pro- found event. Keep the change, Alpher Omegers. Friday, 24. — Doc Papperman as welcome as usual. The Kappa Delts throw their annual stiff collar hop. Saturday, 25. — Harold Osborn rolled over 6 ft., 8, and Dick Simpson commented about Harold ' s jumping in Paris, and Carlinville nosed Eldora- do out for honors in Millikin ' s fifth interscholastics. Monday, 27. — Dumb Dora Bergen absorbs spotlight between songs while Men ' s Glee Club yodel. Tuesday, 28. — Kiddies from Conservatory cut capers for appreciative audience of mothers and fathers. Wednesday, 29. — Several studes missed chapel nap today. Piedmont College quartet rendered some honest-to-goodness harmony. Thursday, 30. — Senior play, " To the Ladies, " best in years! Friday, May 1. — Sigma Alpha Epsilon and their annual dressed-up week-end. Shussa ni-sch-dansh ! Saturday, 2. — Zeta ' s gather formally and dance. Such a nice dance! Tuesday, 5. — Capel announces that watch that roused everybody in chapel last week has been repaired and is now marking time again. Wednesday, 6. — Alsace again attends Ed. class. Thursday, 7. — Gamma Epsilon tea-ed and Seniors lunched. Woulda made a fair combine. Friday, 8. — I ' m getting just as tired of writing this stuff as you are of reading it. In fact, if you ' ve struggled through this far — you ' re a nut. I ' m haltin ' hositilities right now. (Saturday, 9. — If things pursue the natural course of events this ' ll be about what will happen : Theta Gamma formal tonight. Wednesday, 13. — Founders ' Day. May 15. — Senior Ball, Women ' s State Tennis Tournament. May 16. — Psi Chi Formal. May 30. — Teke Break- fast. June 1-5. — Examinations. June 5. — Conservatory Com- mencement. June 7. — Baccalaureate Services. June 8. — Class Day, Alumni Dinner. June 9. — Commencement. " Tha ' s all! " ) [ 223 ] WW? Illinois Power and Ifefit Corporation HEAT YOUR HOME WITH GAS The Ideal Fuel No dirt. No ashes. No redecoration costs. No fumes. No noise. No janitor cost. Uniform temperature at all times. Our gas house-heating engineers will be glad to estimate the cost of heating your home by gas, free of charge. 124 SOUTH WATER ST. [ 224 ] 249-253 N. MAIN ST. DECATUR, ILL. in iiiiiHiiiiiiiii hi ii i hi i n n i i i t i ii i hi iiimiiii mi ii i ::iii;il!i:;!:il|i|i:iiih.:i nil ■ THE CONFIDENCE you so rightly place in our store, obligates us to high standards of quality, responsibility and service in every branch of our bus- iness for our mutual advantage. THE DAVIS DRUG STORE Popularly Knaivn as " Archie s " MAIN AND OAKLAND UIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII illllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIimilllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIM OUR SERVICE to Fraternities and Sororities includes QUALITY FOODS VEGETABLES AND FRESH MEATS " Pinky " " Bob " HURTT - CALDWELL (Alumni) BUY MILLER BALLOON TIRES from RATTAN TIRE CO. " 13 Years the Tire Man M. 873 256 N. PARK [ 225 ] (Reliability } .Power When you select the Stafford Engraving Company to serve you, you command not only skill but POWER. Here, in this ideal plant, with every worthy device of mod- ern equipment and process, works an organization of spec- ialists and experts, gradually brought together over a period of thirty-two years. When you command, command the best Stafford Engraving Co. 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