Millikin University - Millidek Yearbook (Decatur, IL)
- Class of 1927
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" What we ure we do not see; what we see is our shadow. " Tke Millidek 1927 Assembled and Published by THE CLASS OF 1927 of the JAMES MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY DECATUR, ILLINOIS VOLUME 23 1926 Dedicated To The Spirit of Creative Appreciation as we have found it in MR. MILLS ✓ CONTENTS Dedication Pilgrimage Shadows Purple Shadows — and Blue — and Silver Shad OWS OI oouncl " What We Are " Spires Satire Rendezvous Advertisements Foreword Perhaps some of us may object to being shadows. It IS rather annoying; being classified as a shadow when we have always considered ourselves a very definite reality. Yet there is a reality in Millikin for which we, with our chiffon scarfs and Greek letters and organized clubs, are only very pale and very imperfect Shadows. It is comforting that we are all shadows together; faculty and students, conservatory and clubs, athletes and fraternities — all more or less pale, more or less imperfect. Yet, pale and imperfect as we may be, there is much of fascination in our own blue or silver outlines. And so the Millidek of 1927 has given over half of its pages to Millikin Shadows. But sometimes, in the stroke of a crayon, in the sharp saltiness of satire, or in the music of a long limpid cadence, we come close to the Reality. This year the Millidek has taken some of these near-to-reality moments and built of them a second section. This new plan of division represents, too, a Pilgrimage . . . not of yellow- robed Hindus nor of Spanish ships-of -ivory . . . but a Pilgrimage from the Shadoivs to Reality. For at first the sun was so very bright and the Thing Itself so ivhitely translucent that the Shadoivs stood out black and dominant and we hailed THEM as our Mecca; classes, teams, fraternities, all the various standards and organizations, became the center of our in- terest. But later (it was on in the afternoon of our Pilgrimage and the sun was not nearly so brilliant) we saw them as faint and flickering shadows, lovely often, but still only the shadows of what we were traveling toivard. And what are we traveling toward? . . . Why, perhaps our Pilgrimage, like Tagore ' s, is to " no country and to no end. " Curriculum Fraternity men think of college As the solemn clasping of hands Or a row of silver trophies. The flanker sees a stern faced Dean Saying " The five fifteen still leaves at five fifteen. " Co-eds think of formats Or the moon after a basketball victory. The athlete sees only the home-coming game Or tape and liniment and long rides in an ambling bus. The " Collegian ' thinks of decorated slickers Or " hot music " from a six piece orchestra. The wearer of the golden key Visions long hours in the laboratory And the writing of a thesis of tivelve thousand ivords. But I like to think of college As lengthening curbstone conversation On a night before my toughest " 8 o ' clock " . Silence Alone with a printed page And silence, — Silence far into the night, Silence centuries old, So old that it rang in the ears of Thales As mystic and everlasting as into mine. So old that John in the wilderness Spoke ivith it, and Sappho Turned its echoes into music. So old and wise and all-encompassing That my mind is seated at the feet of the prophets While the night lasts. Purple Shadows To think of Dr. Penney is to think of power. Power of purpose and power of execution. His two years at Millikin show a record of real ac- complishment. As a business man of marked ability he has increased the administrative efficiency of the uni- versity. As an unusual scholar he has raised the scholastic standing. And as a true friend of all students he has created an atmosphere of con- fidence among them, both in himself and in the university. His fairness and his consideration for the view- points of others have been remarkable. Every student feels that the president is his friend and will treat him fairly. In fact, the very presence of the power and kindness that is Dr. Penney is meaning an untold amount to Millikin. [ 17 ] Mrs. Lillian M. Walker Dean of W omen " In like manner, every college has its indispensable office, to teach elements: but it can only highly serve ivhen it aims not to drill, but to inspire; when it gathers from afar every ray of various genius to its hospitable halls and by their concentrated fires sets the hearts of its youth on flame. " — Emerson, [ is ] Helmar Pareli von Wold Kjerchow Agersborg Wheeler Professor of Biology 2 g, T E T B.S., M.S., University of Washington, Seattle; Univer- sity of Oslo, Norway; A.M., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Eugenia Allin Librarian and Professor of Library Science $ A Z T A B.L.S., University of Illinois. William Bellis Professor of Mathematics r e t Ph.B., State Normal College, Upsilanti; B.S., University of Chicago; Cornell; University of Wisconsin; Harvard. Bonnie Rebecca Blackburn Professor of French AAA, Kappa A.B., James Millikin Univer- sity; A.M., University of Chi- cago; Certificat d ' Etudes Fran- caises, Universite de Grenoble. Lucille Margaret Bragg Recorder, Instructor in Latin Kappa A.B., A.M., James Millikin University. Castle Marlett Brown Associate Professor of Po- litical Science b e n, ■ m a Ph.B., Dennison University; J. D., University of Chicago; M.A., Columbia University. [ 19 ] Lorell Mortimer Cole Professor Manual Training Stout Manual Training School for Teachers; University of Virginia; New York School of Agriculture. Dorothy Dillon Instructor in Physical Ed- ucation for Women Southern Illinois State Nor- mal University; Chicago Nor- mal School of Physical Educa- Mabel Dunlap Professor of Textiles and Clothing B.S., A.M., Columbia Univer- sity. Samuel Eddy Instructor in Biology T Is, E, K $ K, Kappa A.B., James Millikin Univer- sity; University of Washing- ton; University of Illinois. Fay Fisher Acting Associate Professor of English Literature A X 9., n M 6, Kappa A.B., James Millikin Univer- sity; A.M., University of Illi- nois; University of Chicago; Columbia University. Howard Gould Assistant Professor of Chemistry A E B.S., McKendree College; M.S., University of Illinois. [ 20 ] Arthur McKee Hahn Instructor in Manual Training James Millikin University. Carl Head Professor of Mechanical Engineering T K E B.S. in Mechanical Engineer- ing, James Millikin University. Luther Bateman Henderson Rouse Professor of Philosophy B.S., New York University A.M., B.D., Yale; Goetingen Marburg; Berlin. [ 21 ] Earl Chester Kiefer Professor of Mathematics A 2 B.S., Michigan Agricultural College; M.S., Fellow, Univer- sity of Michigan. Buelah Virginia Kniple Instructor in Foods and Nutrition Z T a, n M r E T B.S. in Household Arts, James Millikin University. Isabella Thompson Machan Professor of Greek and Latin A.B., A.M., Wellesley Col- lege. Davida McCaslin Professor of Rhetoric AAA A.B., Coe College; A.M., Uni- versity of Minnesota; Harvard; Columbia. Albert Taylor Mills Professor of History and Political Science Ph.B., A.M., University of Michigan; University of Chi- cago. Frances Mount Assistant Librarian e r A.B. James Millikin Univer- sity. Robert Joseph Murphy Instructor in Accountancy Ben B.S. in Economics Univer- sity of Pennsylvania; Univer- sity of Illinois; C. P. A. Leonard Truman NORDLIE Associate Professor of Commerce anal Finance A.B., Concordia College; A.M., University of Illinois. James Harvey Ransom Professor of Chemistry B.S., M.S., Wabash College; Ph.D., University of Chicago. Flora Ross Assistant Professor in Modern Languages A X S! A.B., James Millikin Univer- sity; A. M., Columbia Univer- sity; Certificat d ' Etudes Fran- caises, Universite de Grenoble. Herbert Searles Professor of Biblical His- tory and Literature K $ K A.B., Dartmouth College; Ph.B., Union Theological Semi- nary; M.A., University of Iowa. Eorothy Smith Instructor in Fine and Applied Arts $ B A, A $ A Ph.B., University of Chicago; Academy of Fine Arts; Art In- stitute, Chicago. [ 23 j William Wilberforce Smith Professor of Economics B K A.B., A.M., LL.D., Lafayette College. Fern Kauffman Sprin ger Instructor in Household Arts z t a, n m e B.S., James Millikin Univer- sity. Fred Delzell Townsley Professor of Physics A.B., Wabash College; A.M., University of Illinois. [ 24 ] William Ernest Young Professor of Public Speaking A 2 P, B K, K K ,A.B., Bates; University of Michigan. Clarence Deakins Secretary to the President 2 A E B.S. James Millikin Univer- sity. Calvert Welch Dyer Secretary and Auditor K 2 A.B., Cumberland Univer- sity. Dorothy Giffin ata Secretary to Auditor Margaret Ryan Zella Traver Administrative Secretary A.B. James Millikin Univer sity. [ 25 ] Souvenir The thousand little songs you sang All, all remain with me And some are proud and some are bright And some are shadowy. There ' s one song that goes lilting And one goes stumbling blind, One takes my spirit in her arms And one assails my mind. About my feet like lilies crowd — (I never am alone!) The thousand little songs you left To love me now you ' re gone. t 26 J . ' A ' A , 4, i, 4 • f (y- 7 if Jt, ' i i 4. d • i t i t i t i itfirt i t iff ► A: f y ( i i i .4 v ' Afiii i i i i i i i V r [ 27 The Freshman Class OFFICERS Clarence Flint President Gene Auth.___ Vice-President Charlotte Musser.... ....Secretary Howard Stephany Treasurer Marian Pease ...Student Council Frank Bear.... Student Council . . . There are, you know, two ways of staging a procession ; either you begin with the Emperor, followed by the Noblemen, the lesser court, and the pages, or you begin with the pages and lead up to the Emperor. . . The classes this year are arranged according to the latter way. (Not, oh Freshmen! insinuating that you are Pages. . .) The wearers of the green first loomed into prominence by winning the annual Freshman-Sophomore scrap. Although the Sophomores held the advantage of early organization, they were outclassed in the prelim- inary skirmishes. When the final test came the men divided honors but the girls came to the rescue and won over the Sophomore hockey team. The result was a two to one decision for the Freshmen. Since then the members of the first-year class have been very creditably taking their place in Millikin activities. [ 28 ] Top row: Abrams, Andrews, Armsworth, Baker, S. Barnes, F. Barnes, Barnett Second row: Batman, Bayliss, Bell, Beverage, Blackmore, Body. Third row: Bopp, Brockhouse, Brotherton, Brundage, Byers, Campbell, Cassity Fourth row: Corder, Cope, Cline, Clemow, Chupp, Chaniot Fifth row: Covalt, Dale, Dake, Douthit, Draser, Drysdale, Dugan Sixth row: Engelder, Ellis, Elliot, Eastham, Dyer, Duncan. Bottom row: Farrar, Folrath, Foran, Fowler, Frankenfeld, Griswold, Girton [ 29 ] Top row: Golightly, Gaskins, Griffith, Guest, Hale, Harper, Harris Second row: Hetherington, Hedrick, Heinle, Hiltabrand, Honnold, Hucke Third row: Kaler, Jump, Jordon, Johnson, James, Huston, M. Huston Fourth row: Kearney, Kincaid, Kissel, Logsden, Lindsay, Lutz Fifth row: McDavid, McClure , McClelland, McCarthy, McBride, Maynard, Martin Sixth row: Myer, Moffett, Mitchell, Miller, McClain. McFadden Bottom row: Nelch, Pankey, Pankey. Pergrem, Pickrell, Pierce, Plaisted [ 30 ] Top row: Quindry, Porter, Poscover, Ralston, Redfern, Reeve Second row: Renshaw, Richart, Rush, Russell, Sawyer, Schleiser, Schlemer Third row: Schulte, Scott, Sines, Smith, Spellbring, Spenceley Fourth row: Spray, Stewart, Stokes, Stone, Stonecipher, Sutton, Swick Fifth row: Talbott, H. Taylor, M. Taylor, R. Taylor, Tellkamp, Thomas Sixth row: M. Thompson, S. Thompson, Trowbridge, Valentine, Virgin, Walston, Walters Bottom row: Weber, Wherry, Wiese, Wilson, Wise, Young [ 31 ] The Sophomore Class OFFICERS Glen Jones President Esther Wakefield ....Vice-President Margaret Bailey Secretary Stuart Coe Treasurer Margaret Lancaster Student Council James Richey Student Council Amid the usual bedlam of green caps (?), greased flag poles, and splintered paddles, the students of ' 28 started second year proceedings. Startling evidences of Sophomore wit and originality appeared in the Homecoming parade. And then, " from the ridiculous to the sublime " — the Sophomores again busied themselves, and offered for the student body ' s approval the annual Sophomore Cotillion. But as individuals these ever- busy Sophomores were so engrossed in the honorable pursuit of happiness, activities, scholarship, and the opposite sex, that it was a most difficult task to bring such spirited students together for the purpose of discussing class finance and functions. However, just watch that class of ' 28 when it bursts into the coveted realm of upper classmen ! [ 32 ] Top row: Ambrose, Baker, Barth, Beatty, Behrends, Boyer, Brosseau Second row: Brown, Bruce, Burke, Carmichael, Chassey, Clark Third row: Collier, Coutant, Crawford, Darkin, Davis, DeB aum, Dement Fourth row: Earl, East, Eells, Eickenberry, Eilers, Firth Fifth row: Flint, Folrath, Forsyth, Furman, Golden, Griffith, Gutherie Sixth row: Harbarger, Harris, Hastings, Hawver, Helmick, Henebry Bottom row: Hippenstill, Hogal, Holden, Hughey, Humphrey, C. Jones [ 33 ] Top row: C. Jones, Joy, Kenney, Kins, Laws, Lachemeyer, Luckacs. Second row: Malone, Mautz, Marvel, Mason, McFadden, McPheeters Third row: McReynolds, Metzger, Minges, Mitchell, Meyers, Nolan, Pluck Fourth row: Reading, Rule, I. Scott. M. Scott, T. Smith, V. Smith Fifth row: Smoot, Stiegemeier, Stone, Stoner, Storm, E. Taylor, S. Taylor Sixth row: Thompson, Twiss, Van Guilder, Van Zandt, Walters, B. Watkins. Bottom row: M. Watkins, Weld, Wise. Yoder English Club First row: Ambrose, Ryman, Stewart, Firth, Horton, Moore, Harris, Nash Second row: Goatley, Metzger, Golden, Traughber, Coffee, Denny, Higman Third row: Furman, Prichett, Hicks, Hood, Kenney, Robb OFFICERS Ruth Traughber ....President Adelia Metzger Vice-President Alice Ambrose Secretary Talbot Hood Treasurer The English Club has achieved this year both a new formality and a quiet graciousness. The meetings have been held in the sorority houses, in the homes of Miss McCaslin, Miss Wood, and Miss Fisher, and m Aston Hall. The programs were formal, reaching into the fields of music, poetry, science, art, and politics, and the ever-fascinating psychoanalysm. Mem- bers were limited to English Majors. Other activities of the club included taking charge of the Elizabethan study, and buying additional books for its shelves. [ 35 ] Debating Council First row: Kenny, English, Seago, Young Second row: Austin, Furman, Taylor, Prichett OFFICERS Ennis Pease.— President Victor Furman ....Vice-President Herman Pritchett Secretary-Treasurer J. B. Austin _ Debate Manager W. E. Young Faculty Advisor One of the most interesting events of the year — interesting for the entire University as well as for those especially concerned — was the de- bate with Cambridge on the twenty-seventh of October. The question debated was " Resolved, that this house is opposed to the principle of pro- hibition. " Millikin was represented by Robert Taylor, J. B. Austin, and Herman Pritchett, who defended the negative side. The second inter-collegiate debate was with Bradley at Peoria. J. B. Austin and Victor Furman presented the affirmative of " Resolved, that the U. S. constitution should be amended in such a way as to give Con- gress the power to regulate labor. " On the ninth of April Erwin Seago, Herman Pritchett, and Robert Taylor went to Wesleyan, debating the question, " Resolved, that the Eighteenth Amendment is the best possible solution of the liquor question. " The annual Brown Debate was held early in the year. The affirmative won the team prize, and J. B. Austin, a Junior, the individual prize. Honorable mention was accorded Victor Furman and Erwin Seago. [ 36 ] Millikin Glee Club First row: Witzeman, McClelland, Robb, Walters, Reading, Stewart, Nolan, Yonkers Second row: Anderson, Stokes, Campbell, Body, Hart, Maynard, Abrams, Cotton Third row: Haupt, English, Padgett, Provensen, Coe, Bruce, Plaisted OFFICERS Torrence Padgett President Robert Haupt Bus. Mgr. and Secretary Arthur Bruce _ Assistant Business Manager Bob Walter Librarian The annual Glee Club Contest in Chicago is always one of the most interesting events of the college year. This year Millikin had an especially large representation of students at the contest. We placed eighth out of fourteen colleges and universities; the Glee Club numbers were firmly given and effective. Other concerts were presented in Springfield, in the High School Auditorium, twice in Westminster Church, once in the Grace Methodist Episcopal, and twice in Lincoln Square. The Glee Club offers pleasure to students and townspeople alike; it is one of the most attractive phases of Millikin activities. [ 37 ] Art Guild First row: Valentine, Cox, Rucker, Shirk Second row: Stokes, Woeller, Woodruff, Smith. Hornback. Smcot. Van Guilder Third row Eells, Brosseau, Conlon, Holbrook, Geen, Parkinson OFFICERS Rolande Brosseau-- President Mildred Eells ......Vice-President Bill Conlon Secretary Martha Holbrook ......Treasurer The Art Guild was organized at Millikin for the Art students, m order to create a greater interest in Art problems and to offer an oppor- tunity to applv its principles in practical ways. It was first organized about Christmas, when the students presented a bazaar, selling articles they themselves made under the trade-mark, " The Blue Bowl. In Feb- ruary, Art Guild held a reception for Walter Sargeant of the University of Chicago, following his lecture in the auditorium. After this the organization was more firmly brought together for the purpose of becoming national. It has now petitioned Delta Phi Delta. [ 3S ] Le Cercle Francais First row: Birks, Lyons, Redfern, Ash, Weber, Holben, Brotherton, Van Guilder Second row: Watkins, Lyons, Harris, Porter, Jackson, Burke, Firth, Edgar, Brown, Birkett Third row: Seago, Girton, Prichett, Ambrose, Hill, Ross, Kissell, Storm Fourth row: Spenseley, Crawford, Redmore, Blackman, Marvel OFFICERS Herman Pritchett President Alice Ambrose, Miriam Moore .Vice-Presidents Jane Girton.... ...Secretary Willard Hansen ....Treasurer The French Circle has met regularly on the third Tuesday of each month. Two of the meetings were " International Nights " , the circle meeting the other classes of the Foreign Language Department. One of the meetings was held near Christmas and discussed Christmas customs ; the other was given in the Conservatory of Music. The French Club held Open night, " La Musee Grevin " , on the fourth of May. It was a very clever reproduction of a museum in Paris, show- ing scenes from the Revolution, Jeanne d ' Arc, and other famous French people and events. In connection with the museum there was a short play, " French as It Is Spoken " , adapted from " Le Frangais tel qu ' on le Parle " , and a cafe. [ 39 ] Biology Club First row: Fishback, Hill, E. Seago, LaPlante, Howe Second row: Eddy, Harper, Baldwin, English, Hicks, Gotschall, Agersborg Third row: Bell, Eickenberry, Brown, Richey, Dunbar, L. Seago OFFICERS Jennie E. Dunbar President Lois Seago _.. _ Vice-President Charles Fishback ...Secreta ry James Richey ....Treasurer The Biology Club consists of students and the members of the Staff of the Department of Biology. To become a member a student must have attained an average of " B " in Biology and he must show a scientific attitude toward his work. The Biology Club as now organized holds a meeting the second Wednesday each month. The purpose of the club is to foster scholarship, and to cultivate interest in biological questions. Several prominent scientists addressed the club during the year; other speakers before the club were members of the department staff and stu- dents. In these discussions the regular topic of the meeting may be dis- pensed with in favor of a round table discussion on a different subject which may be of particular interest to any member of the group. Students of the beginning biology class who have a scholastic standing of " A " and some of those who have a standing of " B " have been admitted to the Seminar. This is a diversion from the usual practice in college of giving extra help to the poor students at the expense of the gifted. [ 40 ] OFFICERS Maurine Golden President Dorothy Odor ._ ....Vice-President Bonnie Regan.... Secretary Martha Dewey Treasurer Pan Hellenic has made an experiment this year which marks a wide advance in sorority attitude — an advance for the majority of middle- western colleges as well as in Millikin. By the plan of deferred pledg- ing Freshman girls are not pledged until the second semester after their matriculation in the University. The object of this change is to give both the new girls and the sororities a chance to really know each other, and to make their choice quietly and intelligently. Considering the year rather disinterestedly we would say that deferred pledging has been suc- cessful. It is of course impossible to judge the system by one year ' s ex- perience alone; in four years we can more easily judge. But the entire University respects Pan Hellenic for the efficient and courageous way it has met the difficulties of the first year, and it is with sympathy and in- terest that we will watch their progress. [ 41 ] Home Economics Club First row: Scott, Lape, Drysdale, Rogers, Laws, Troutman, Stiller, Wooley, Crawford Second row: Kincaid, Sutton, Dake, Burke, Jackson, Williams, Honnold, Spellbring, Thompson, Swick Third row: Holdaway, Edwards, Dewey, Engelder, Dunbar, Young, Redmore Fourth row: Campbell, Weber, Metzger, Christner, King, Marvel, Hawver OFFICERS Mildred Redmore President Betty Stiller ....Vice-President Gertrude Rice_.__ ....Secretary Rachael Woolley Treasurer The purpose of the Home Economics Club is to increase interest in the domestic arts and to aid in the development of the Department. Meet- ings are planned in an attempt to carry out these aims. The activities of the club were centered this year in the furnishing of a reading room for that department. It has purchased rugs, lamps, and drapes, and redecorated the walls and woodwork. The room will be similar to the Elizabethan Study. The second annual spring style-show was given the fifth of March ; it was both lovely and successful. [ 42 ] Aston Hall Student Council First row: Laws, Crawford, Harris. Spenseley, Engelder. Batman, Valentine Second row: Birkett, Geen, Dunbar, Metzger, Flug For a number of year s Aston Hall has been successfully governed by students living there. Members from each class and officers are chosen by popular elfction to represent the other students. By this represen- tative method each girl shares in her own government. She knows the rules and knows the punishments for their violation The Aston Hall Student Council creates a spirit of cooperation and a feeling of equality. r 43 j Lambda Phi Delta First row: Woodruff, Lancaster, Traughber, Brosseau, Eells, Golden, Moore Second row: Geen, Horton, Woeller, Engelder, Smith Professional Fine-Arts Sorority- Founded at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1917 Zeta Chapter installed at Millikin in May, 1923 Colors — Blue, Bronze, and Gold Flowers — Ward Rose and Forget-me-not OFFICERS Margaret Lancaster President Mildred Price... _. Vice-President Fi ■ances Woodruff Secretary Dorothy Smith.... __ .Treasur er Mildred Eells Chaplain Amy Woller Historian Grace Moore Rushing Captain Marie Horton _ Sergeant-at-Arms [ 44 ] Kappa Phi Kappa First row: LaPlant, Hickish, Seligman, Barnes, Hicks, Pease Second row: Baldwin, Millikin, Gregg, English, Lundgren, Douglas Third row: Provensen, Searles, Welcome, Gallop, Young Professional Educational Fraternity 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 Provenssn William Young Miner Gallup Samuel Eddy Arthur Hahn OFFICERS Percy B. Welcome President Robert Taylor Vice-President Ennis Pease Secretary Frank Gregg.. Treasurer [ 45 ] Ail Irish Song could have had him, Moira Malone, Though it ' s welcome to him you be. I could have had him long ago, But it ' s little comfort to me. Whenever he laid his dear dark head Low upon my breast ' Tivas the shadow of your presence That would not let me rest. And when he sang his gay brave song Whose echo is all-dear It was the haunting cry of your faith That fell upon my ear. I could have had him, Moira Malone, Though it ' s welcome to him you be And now I cry through the glen alone Oh, it ' s bitter comfort to me! [ 46 ] [ 47 ] The Junior Class OFFICERS Herman Pritchett President Bernice Mattes _ __ Vice-President Elizabeth Ellis Secretary J. B. Austin Treasurer While the third year of the class of 1927 has been characterized by- no unusual activity, it has been a successful one. The class has been active in practically all fields of college work. The Junior Prom and the Junior tea, the two outstanding social events of the class, were both at- tractive and showed the planning of an able social committee. Individ- ually, many Juniors have made enviable records in scholarship, athletics, debating, and other university activities. If predictions are of any value, the Senior class of next year should be an outstanding one. [ 48 ] Top row: Anderson, Austin, Barnes, Barnett, Baugh, Bell, Boger Second row: Birkett, Campbell, Crain, Curry, Drinkwater, Edgar Third row: Edwards, Engelder, English, Haupt, Hays, Hicks, H. Hill Fourth row: T. Hill, Hood, Horton, Jackson, McClelland, Melton Fifth row: H. Moore, M. Moore, Newman, Orquia, Patton, Post, Redmore Sixth row: Regan, Richardson, Robb, Seago, Slater, Sidels Bottom row: Smith, Trautman, Thompson, Valentine, Williams, Woodruff, Wooley [ 49 ] To One in Haste Come back! Come back, Beloved! That forward flower you chose My gardens boldest rose Is not my all. Return, dear Love, and see The columbine that grew, A little fairy shoe Against the wall. Look deeper, Sweet, and find The pale anemone The purple fleur-de-lis By silver streams. Come back, Beloved! Return! Or you will never know What siveetness you did sow Among my dreams. [ 50 ] The Class of 1926 Long serene shadows of ivy Ever-lengthening over green-arched windows You fling your shadow fingers Over a processional of black-gowned Seniors Moving, like solemn thoughts, In the still half-light of Chapel. And there is the promise of a shining sensitiveness And there is the remote flickering of a high stern ideal; Exaltation is not dead! Nor dignity Nor scholarship. % jfc :Ji % % hear them in the dark swirl of Senior robes. [ 51 ] [ 52 ] [ 53 ] [ 55 ] [ 56 ] [ 58 1 [ 59 1 [ 60 ] [ 02 ] [ 63 ] Kappa Roll MILLION ' S HIGH HONOR SOCIETY CLASS 1907 Jessie Lichtenberger Irene Handlin Duerr Jessie L. Ferguson Ida Dfiller Record CLASS 1908 Bonnie R. Blackburn CLASS 1909 Lucille 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 I ewis Effie Morgan Diecker Mary Prestley Maude Yarnell Burchell CLASS 1914 Faye Lynton Fisher William F. Henderson Sophia Drobisch Anna Milligan Lorin King (deceased) CLASS 1915 Ruth Lewrran Martha Mcintosh Irva Shaw Gray (deceased) Clyde Hart CLASS 1916 Louise Bradford William Casey L eah Fullenwider Mary Kassenbaum Smashy Ada Ross CLASS 1917 Elinor Mills Charles Lee Margaret Honeywell Miller CLASS 1918 Henrietta Gravbill 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 Rvbolt 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 O skar Kubitz Helen Richardson Bernice Deetz Edith Parker Ralph Jones Thelma Scott CLASS 1925 Consuelo Elizabeth Cummins Lola Tucker Rachel Irwin Phvllis Margaret Valentine Edwin Sheen I 65 | Ash Seago Conlon Douglas Fields Gregg Lewis Miller Padgett Pease Baldwin Seligman Taylor Welcome [ G7 ] Student Council First row: Bear, Gregg, Prichett, Hansen, Taylor. Jones Second row: Lancaster, Seago, Flint, Pergrem, Clark Third row: Richey, Odor, Douglas, Hartman, Lewis, Curry OFFICERS Hubert Douglas President Dorothy Odor Vice-President Elizabeth Hartmann ....Secretary James Richey Treasurer The Student Council is a rather mysteriously-powerful organization ; it works so quietly and unobtrusively that one is hardly conscious of its existence. And yet — the green caps remained in sight through long months, the Homecoming Dance moved smoothly and successfully to its completion, the Centennial Exhibition invited High School pupils and pre- sented a dance Saturday night — all accomplished so Quietly and easily that one forgot there was any external management at all. It would be hard to say how many of our college affairs or problems are silently directed by the Student Council. [ 69 ] The Decaturian First row: Hansen, Hood, Miller, VanZandt, Thompson, Engelder Second row: Weld, McClelland, Denny, Taylor, Lewis, Ambrose, Robb Third row: Prichett, Bear, Rickarts, Austin Robert Taylor ...Editor Royal McClelland Business Manager To put out an eight page paper on scheduled time, to divide it into definite departments and let each head do his own work, and to produce a tolerant liberal viewpoint in regard to University problems has been the policy of the 1926 Decaturian. New departments have been formed, such as Corky ' s Column, which has done away with much of the heaviness of the editorial page, and Sport Sawdust by Willard Hansen, a signed sport column. These are more or less a departure from the usual Col- lege paper. The editorials are short, to the point, and easy to read; many of them have been feature articles about Millikin itself. The Decaturian has been out on time each week with only one ex- ception. [ 70 ] Millidek of 1927 First row: Moore, Hansen, Brosseau, Hood, Clark. Conlon Second row: Prichett, Regan, Coffee, Redmore, Witzeman STAFF MEMBERS Joyce Coffee Editor Herman Pritchett Asst. Editor William Conlon I AH Editors Rolande Brosseau Esther Barnett__ Literary Talbot Hood ....Editorials Everett Witzeman____Z ws. Manager Bonnie Regan Organizations Harriet Moore .....Satire Henrietta Clark Conservatory Willard Hansen Men ' s Athletics Mildred Redmore Women ' s Athletics Only a few of those who give time and thought to putting out a Col- lege Annual can be represented in the official staff. To all the others . . . those of the faculty who have given advice and sympathy, the students who have given both actual assistance and interest, the business firms who have cooperated with us ... to everyone, in fact, who has helped in the publication, we offer our sincere appreciation. This year the Millidek staff owes especial recognition to Mildred Eells for her persistent and effective help with the Art Work. Her sketches, cartoons, printing, and tie-ups have added much to the attrac- tiveness of the Millidek pages. To Elmer VanGuilder also, both for his designing and his work with the kodak, we are especially indebted. [ 71 ] Y. W. C, A. First row: Scurlock, Lancaster, Metzger, Maddox, Brosseau Second row: Odor, Smith, Husband, Seago, Denny Third row: Stone, Goatley, Regan OFFICERS Viola Husband President Lois Seago Vice-President Dorothy Odor Secretary Virginia Smith Treasurer Rachel Stone .....Undergraduate Representative This year the Y. W. C. A. has been meeting regularly on Thursday afternoons at 3 : 30 for an hour ' s discussion. These meetings were directed by the different classes, by outside speakers, or by an upper-classman; sometimes they were given over to musical programs. Topics of especial interest on Millikin campus have been discussed in the meetings, such as the efficacy and value of the Honor System. The annual Y. W. week, including the adoption of little sisters, the walkout, the banquet, and the reception, seemed more than usually suc- cessful this year. t 72 ] Fraternities At James Millikin University Alpha Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Pi Beta Phi Sigma Alpha Iota Theta Gamma Zeta Tau Alpha Delta Sigma Phi Kappa Delta Chi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Tau Kappa Epsilon [ 73 ] 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 — Davida McCaslin MEMBERS ON FACULTY Miss Flora Ross Miss Fay Fisher PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Prentice Mr. and Mrs. 0. G. Collins Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Nicholson Miss Eugenia Allin Mary Ann Hetherington Anna Mary Kincaid Marian Pease Zola Brundage PLEDGES Loretta Foran Pauline Scott Elsa Schulte Margaret Humphrey [ 74 ] [ 75 ] 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 — Professor Raab 4 MEMBERS ON FACULTY Davida McCaslin Bonnie Blackburn P4TRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Essick Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McClelland Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Evans Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Smith Walker Mr. and Mrs. George Post Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Huntington Mrs. Harriet Amsden Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Moore PLEDGES Dorothy Abaly Mary Patton Frank Elizabeth Dake Mary Louise Porter Nannette Guest Muriel Stanley Evelyn Ireland Louise Stonecipher Louise James Pauline Sutton Crete Kearney Mary Thompson Lina Lindsay Maxine Trimble Frances McClelland Nigel Williams Florence Behrends [ 76 ] ■55E5S5 t 77 | Pi Beta Phi Founded at Monmouth College, 1867 Illinois Eta Chapter installed at the James Millikin University, March 29, 1912 Colors — Wine and Silver Blue Flower — Wine Carnation Faculty Adviser — Mr. L. B. Henderson Member on Faculty — Miss Jessie Lockett PATRONESSES Mrs. C. A. Gille Mrs. A. R. Tavlor Mrs. A. T. Mills Mrs. W. W. Smith Mrs. F. N. Anderson Mrs. Elizabeth Wells Sue Barnes Eleanor Brockhouse Jane Dale Esther Engelder Vesta Harper Jane Girton Laurine Hucke Miss Nita Clark Miss Maria Buckingham Mrs. Charles Powers Mrs. Robert Mueller Mrs. H. M. Owen Mrs. W. S. Shellabarger PLEDGES Emily McDavid Magdaline Mitchell Helen Moffett Eleanor Nelch Grace Spensely Erma Young- [ 7S ] [ 79 ] Sigma Alpha Iota Founded at the University School of Music at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1903 Mu Chapter installed at the James Millikin University, 1917 Colors — Crimson and White Flower — Red Rose Adviser — Miner Walden Gallup Mae Chittum Doris Gillespie Louise Helmick Helen Russell Hill Doris Lyons MEMBERS ON FACULTY Edna Macdonald Wilna Moffett W. St. Clare Minturn Ruth Muir Florence Royce PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. Edward Powers Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hardy Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Huston Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stoutenborough I so i [ 81 ] Theta Gamma Founded at the James Millikin University March 27, 1921 Colors — Orchid, White, and Gold Flower— Lily of the Valley Faculty Adviser — Bonnie Blackburn Member on Faculty — Frances Mount PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wood Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Searles Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Mills Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Clippinger Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Ingvoldstad Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Mertz Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Jack Henrietta Stiller Gertrude Calhoun Helen Beverage Lillian Moore PLEDGES Neva Spray Mable Tellkamp Eldora Griffith Florence Stone [ 82 ] [ S3 ] 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 — Eugenia Allin MEMBERS ON FACULTY Beulah Kniple Eugenia Allin Fern Kaufman Springer PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mrs. E. A. Gastman Miss Sarah Mark Imboden Miss Harriet Zoe Conard Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Richeson Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Prentice Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Hedgcock Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Warnes Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ahrens Mrs. Harry W. Van Orman Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Snerly Dorothy Cope Margaret Dyer Audrey Honnold Pauline Logsdon PLEDGES Marion Huston Zola Swick Mae Ross Taylor [ 84 ] [ 85 ] 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 — Dr. Searles 0 19 a MEMBERS ON FACULTY E. C. Kiefer PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wood Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dewein [ sc ] L 87 I Kappa Delta Chi Founded at the James Millikin University, 1904 Colors — Orange and Blue Flower — Pink Carnation Faculty Adviser — W. E. Young MEMBERS ON FACULTY Mr. R. J. Murphey Mr. C. E. Sutherd PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. Forrest File Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moses Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. McDavid Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McGaugh 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 — Prof. Nordlie MEMBERS ON FACULTY President Mark Embury Penney Leo T. Johnson PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. Edward Powers Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haines [ 90 J Tau Kappa Epsilon Founded at Illinois Wesleyan University, January 10, 1899 Beta Chapter installed at James Millikin University, 1909 Colors — Cherry and Gray Floiver — Red Carnation Faculty Adviser — Prof. A. T. Mills MEMBERS ON FACULTY Samuel Eddy Carl I. Head PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mr. and Mrs. Marthin C. Provensen Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Gebhart Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nordlie [ 92 ] [ 93 ] The Arena was long and green-gold and elegant; as long in fact as fifty of the mighty strides of the greatest god, and as green-and-amber as the loveliest feather of the Sacred-Peacock. The air through the whole golden length whirled in small ever-reversing pools shaken from the slow red silk fans of the women. But the Emperor would neither rest elegantly among his metal drap- eries, nor speak charmingly to the stately ladies about him. Instead, he stalked among his court very haughtily, munching O ' Henrys and Peanut Clusters. The truth was, the Emperor was bored. For thirty-nine years he had sat in this grpen-gold Arena, once every day of the calendar and twice on the great god ' s birthday. And every day a gladiator had saluted him and offered him green-gold shoestrings and then been eaten by the tigers. Twice the gladiators had won, but neither of them had eaten the tigers. It was all so safe and modern and ordinary — not at all as it was when the Emperor ' s father Trumpets flared into green-gold shafts of sound, and the gates swung back . . . the golden gladiator flung, not the silver-tasseled shoe- strings at the Emperor ' s feet, but a huge ball made of brown leather. ( " Not as other gladiators! " murmured the Emperor.) Making a vast bow to the court, he began eloquently: " Your Highness, all this is boring you. There is nothing dashing, nothing mighty, about this — either the tiger will kill me or I shall kill the tiger — small matter! But I have heard rumors of a struggle worthy of being staged ; a struggle that is now extinct. It was called, in an ancient and strange tongue, ' Football ' . " [ 94 ] First row: Kirkam, Zalenas, Clark, Campbell, Springer, Johnson, Renshaw, Chizevsky, Pierce, DeBaum, Luckas Second row Wilson, Fields, Richey, Douglas, Poscover, Jones, Moore, Bokoski, Donovon Third row: Kish, Malone, Burt, Flint, Capt. Carp, Body, Adkins, Arnold McCartney Fourth row: Crain, Bostic, Bishop, Griffith, Darkin, Hinton, Stiegemeier, Hastings, Fancher ' I know, I know, " the Emperor sighed. " If only we had not lost the records! — Those days were the real — " The gladiator leaned forward, staring steadily at the Emperor ' s nose. The red silk fans of the women slipped over their flaring dresses to the marble floor — " I have those records! " he said. ;| And I, as court scribe, have herein printed them, in all their quaint and majestic language, with several ancient pictures of the probably mythical heroes. The manuscript begins like this : — " It ' s not the individual, Nor the army as a whole, But th ' everlastin ' teamwork Of every bloomin ' soul. " — Kipling. Millikin ' s football eleven of 1925 raced through a very satisfactory season of gridiron activities to a technical tie for the Little Nineteen con- ference championship, winning five, tying one, and losing no conference games. The conference games included victories over Illinois State Normal, Illinois Wesleyan, Augustana, St. Viator, and Charleston Normal. Illi- nois College of Jacksonville held the Blue to a 2-2 tie. Competition against non-conference foes resulted in one victory and one defeat. In the second game of the season Millikin lost to Loyola University 12-0, the Blue holding Loyola to a scoreless tie the first two periods. The J. M. U. warriors took revenge on the only other non-conference team played, easily defeating Indiana State Normal. [ 95 ] Coaches Leo and Fuzzy were particularly fortunate in the abundance of veteran material for the organization of last fall ' s team. Captain Joe Carp, John Baldwin, Hubert Douglas, and Jim Richey, four regulars from the 1924 varsity, formed the nucleus of the Blue line. Ivan Patterson, Howard Adkins, and Ezra Malone, who all saw service the year before, helped, together with several husky freshmen, fill the gaps for the 1925 line. Clarence Flint, Harry Poscover, John Bokoski, and Glenn Burt, first year athletes of promising ability, saw a lot of service. Biff Long and Frank Chizevsky, two other freshmen, were capable substitutes at the wing posts. Clifford Stiegemeier, a 1924 regular halfback, was shifted to an end position. There is little need to mention the abilities of Carp, Douglas, Baldwin, and Richey. Captain Joe has been for three consecutive years an All- conference tackle selection. Carp is an indomitable fighter and a deadly tackier. Bunk Douglas, an All-conference end in 1924, played his last year of competition in brilliant fashion. Jim Richey alternated at guard and end and was always in the game, while Baldwin, a guard of consider- able weight and size, amazed fans with his uncanny speed. One word describes the backfield — veteran. Glenn Hastings, Al Kish, Max Darkin, and BM1 Bishop had all seen regular service in Blue uniforms, and they will all be back in the fold for next year ' s gridiron campaign. The entire outfit played good football on the 1925 team, despite the fact that slippery turf and oozy gridirons handicapp°d them greatly. Two freshmen backs, Scotty Hinton and Charley Bostic, gave good accounts of themselves Captain Carp. Douglas, and Baldwin are lost this year through graduation. Nevertheless indications point toward a great 1926 eleven. Millikin opened the season on J. M. U. field October 8, with a scant 3-0 victory over Illinois State Normal. Kish ' s field goal in the second quarter proved to be the deciding factor of the game. A slippery gridiron slowed the team play of both elevens considerably. The elusive Bostic proved the Blue ' s best ground gainer. The following Saturday Millikin was defeated at Loyola University, 12-0. Hastings ' thirty-yard run and the defensive work of Carp featured. Bishop ' s punts averaged close to fifty yards. The annual classis with Illinois Wesleyan ended in a 6-6 tie in the year ' s feature game on the Millikin field. The Blue was forced to be sa tis- fied with a tie, although they out-played the Methodists throughout the struggle. Severe penalties prevented more Blue touchdowns. Max Darkin grabbed the oval on the initial kick-off and sped off on a 90-yard run, the forerunner of Millikin ' s score. Wesleyan ' s six points were the result of an aerial attack, Arends crossing the goal line after snatching a fifteen- yard pass from Taylor. Baldwin, Carp, and Flint shared honors in their line play. The first signs of an offensive drive were shown to fans in a 13-0 win over Indiana State Normal in a home contest. Kish and Bostic tore off gain after gain, and Bishop, transformed into a quarterback, led the eleven. The next week our eleven tried in vain for swimming honors, and emerged from the Jacksonville natatorium with an unsatisfactory 2-2 tie. The entire aspect of the game resembled water basketball. Captain [ 96 ] [ 97 ] Carp ' s diving for enemy legs resulted in some proficient tackling. Charley Bostic and Cusic of Illinois engaged in a punting duel throughout the game — rather, throughout the swimming meet. November 14 the Blue unleashed a furious offensive attack to swamp Augustana, 20-7, in a game played at Rock Island. Glenn Hastings, for the first time in the season having the advantage of a dry gridiron, made up for lost time in a wonderful exhibition of open field running. The most sensational battle of the season was played against the Irish of St. Viator on J. M. U. field. Millikin turned a seeming defeat into a 3-0 win, by means of Kish ' s twenty-five yard place kick during the last neriod. The Blue was out-played for the first three quarters of the game, but opened up with a desperate and brilliant aerial attack in the last period which placed the oval in scoring position. A Turkey-Day morning contest with Charleston Normal marked the final game on Millikin ' s 1925 football chart. The game also marked the last appearance of Douglas, Baldwin, and Carp in Blue football togs. In- cidentally, Millikin won, 21-3. " That ' s all — there ain ' t no more. " Millikin finished the season with five conference victories and no defeats. The 6-6 tie game with Wesleyan was later forfeited to J. M. U. because of the ineligibility of a Methodist player used in the contest. HOW THEY LINE UP Douglas — " The END of my intercollegiate football career. " Carp— " I ' ll TACKLE anything— even Hebrew history. " Poscover — " I must GUARD my pretty nose! " Patterson— " People CENTER around me. " Baldwin— " I GUARD against over-eating like hello! " Flint— " I wish I could TACKLE an active. " Stiegemeier— " Shucks— is that the END of the game? " Bishop— " It ' s less than a QUARTER of a mile to the Pi Phi house. " Hastings— " I ' m just HALF as big as those guys, but watch me hit ! " Darkin— " I ' ll dash HALF way to Westville with this old pigskin. " Hinton — " I don ' t stay FULL all the time — maybe! " Richey— " The END isn ' t the finish for me. " Malone — " I ' m about ready to TACKLE matrimony! " Bokoski — " A porker is GUARD of its own weight. " Burt — " Determination is a GUARD against disaster. " Adkins— " Objects pivot on small CENTERS. " Kish — " Nothing HALF-way about me. " Bostic— " I ' m still driving through for another HALF yard! " [ os j Basketball First row: Bokoski, Darkin, Hudson, Bostic, Zalenas Second row: C. Long, A. Long, Capt. Bishop, Millikin, Walley Coach Leo Johnson ' s 1926 basketball team finished a hard schedule of sixteen games with a Little 19 conference average of .636 and a .531 standing in the C. I. A. C. They did not lose to a single conference foe on the home floor, and no team ' could boast of more than one victory over the Blue. Games were dropped to Eureka, Knox, Bradley, and Wesleyan on foreign floors, and Millikin ' s conference contests included wins over Wesleyan, Eureka, and Bradley, with double victories over St. Viator and Illinois College. In one of the best non-conference tilts the Blue won over the Marquette University five of Milwaukee, 28-15. Three members of the 1925 quintet, Rex Millikin, Bill Bishop, and Art Long, formed the nucleus of this season ' s five. Rex, three years an all-conference forward and high scorer this year, played his usual ag- gressive offensive play after a slow start during the first few contests. Art Long commenced play with a deadly eye for the basket, and early in the season earned the name of " seven-shot " Art. Captain Bill Bishop, a hard-fighting player of two years ' experience, played regularly in the floor guard position. Harlan Walley, a member of the 1923 and 1924 squads, usually started at the center post, and in the final games with Weslevan and Bradlev showed some good basketball. Calvin " Biff " Long, a freshman and former Clinton high star, filled the backguard position, left vacant by the stellar Carl Rauckmann, in a most capable manner. Long ' s ability to take the ball off the backboard for a passout was easily the superior of any back guard in the conference. [ 100 ] Johnny Zalenas, a sophomore, and the fastest man on the squad, broke into nearly all of the games, playing guard and forward with equal ability. Bunk Douglas, Bill Kinsey, and Charley Bostic completed the squad. Porky Bokoski. who left school at the end of the first semester, featured in several of the early games at guard. THE SEASON ' S GAMES Millikin ' s cage season opened the day before the holiday vacation, when the Sparks Business College five was defeated 72-18. Rex led the scor- ing with eight field goals and three free tosses. Douglas, Art Long, Za- lenas, and Walley each contributed more than ten points in the free scoring tilt. The Seconds lost to the Millikin reserves in another run- away for the Blue, 56 to 16. The supposed old and decrepit alumni stars donned basketball togs on Wednesday evening, December 30, and sur- prised the varsity and Millikin fans with a brilliant exhibition, only losing in a late second half rally which gave the varsity a seven point advantage and 34-27 win. Lack of oxygen and training on the part of the oldtimers saved the day for Leo ' s varsity. Cornell College caught the Blue on an off-night and walked away with a 31-22 win, which did more good than harm, demonstrating to the boys that they could be beaten. " Mary " Long and Walley seemed to be the only Millikin athletes able to connect. The Blue opened the con- ference season by winning 30-21 over the Irish five of St. Viator. Mar- quette started a long road trip in bad fashion by dropping a 28-18 game to Millikin on J. M. U. floor in one of the season ' s most interesting con- tests. The Milwaukeans, a worthy aggregation, were swept off their feet in the second half by a Blue quintet that played one of its best games. The joke of the cage season was the appearance of the Arkansas Aggies on the home floor January 15. The game was a pitiful affair; local fans were swept with emotion, either bursting with laughter, or crying in sympathy for the Arkansas boys. The Aggies took a 59-8 de- feat in a matter of fact way. Coach Johnson changed line-ups frequently, giving all the boys exercise, and had time permitted, even Fuzzy Sutherd might have appeared in the Blue lineup. Art Long scored eighteen points and Johnny Zalenas rang up fifteen. After all, it was simply too bad. The first clash between the Blue and Green was one of those classics of Millikin-Wesleyan basketball history, and the final verdict favored the Blue, 20-19. Our boys deserved to win, holding a 15-8 lead at half time, and outplaying the Methodists during most of the battle, but a great Wesleyan rally in the closing minutes turned the contest into a night- mare. The Blue scoring was divided; good offensive teamwork predom- inated. Millikin ' s first conference defeat was a heart-breaking affair, the Eurekans nosing out the Blue 25-22 at Eureka, after having lagged be- hind until the final minutes of play. The lucky Mauzey looped an un- canny overhead shot, and goals by Ryf and Tweedale wrecked Millikin [ 101 ] in a game that should have been placed in the " won " column. The Via- torians came to Decatur Feb. 3 for a return engagement. They proved easier than before, and offered almost no opposition in a slow 34-18 game. Two hard defeats on foreign floors followed the triumph over Viator, our quintet losing to both Knox and Bradley by three point margins. After a long, tiresome trip to Galesburg the Millikin five met Knox, a lowly team, in probably its best form of the season. Neither team played an effective defensive game, and while Rex and Art rang up a long list of counters, Walle y missed many opportune tries at the hoop. Three days later, February 9, still pursued by the hard luck jinx, the Blue dropped another tilt to Bradley in the large armory gym. The Millikin forwards, working the ball through the Bradley guards time after time, would shoot at the loop without avail. Biff Long displayed one of the best guarding exhibitions of the season, and Bishop ' s work was credit- able, but it was simply a case of no offense. The sad tale ends — 25-22. Friday evening, February 12, Eureka journeyed to the Blue floor. The first half ended with the score knotted at 12-12. A rejuvenated cage team appeared in the second half and played its best basketball since the Wesleyan game. Rex, Art, and Walley connected regularly and put the Blue far ahead of the Christians, while Bishop and Biff Long effectively checked Mauzey, Paine, and Cagle. The game ended 39-25 for Millikin. Tuesday evening, February 16, Coach Harmon ' s Illinois College quin- tet appeared on the local floor and — well, that ' s just about all— they appeared. The game was listless throughout, and the entire Blue squad took a part in the 31-15 lacing handed the collegians. Two evenings later the return engagement with our Bloomington rivals was played in Wes- leyan Memorial gymnasium. The Blue met a wonder team that evening —a quintet that probably could have defeated any college five in the state on the same occasion — and Wesleyan conquered Millikin 41-28. Nearly a hundred J. M. U. fans arrived at the gym in time to see the last fifteen minutes of the game, and the added incentive urged the Blue to a des- perate but fruitless rally in the last half. Rex and Harlan Walley both played nice offensive games but Art Long lost his horseshoe on the inter- urban and was able to do little. A continuation of last fall ' s football game with Illinois College was held in the Jacksonville gym February 22 and the verdict was a two to one 36-18 triumph. Art Long returned to his early season form and looped four goals and two free throws. A fair basketball season was climaxed with a signal victory over Bradley of Peoria in the J. M. U. gym the evening of the 25th. The Peorians, confident of a second win over the Blue, found an impregnable man-to-man defense, and with the inability of Johnson and Poland to cage many baskets succumbed to Millikin, 33 to 21. The game gave Millikin a good average in both conferences, and besides being the last encounter of the year in basketball marked the passing of three members of the team, Rex Millikin, Harlan Walley, and Hubert Douglas. Willard Hansen acted as manager of the bask etball team, assisted by Bob Valentine. [ 102 ] I 103 ] Baseball First row: Myers, Kish, Long, Johnson, Leo Johnson Second row: Capt. Douglas, Oehler, Taylor, Darkin, Firebaugh, Com Third row: Earle, McCollum, Bishop, Lehn Millikin ' s 1925 baseball team, led by Captain Douglas and coached by Leo Johnson, finished a conference season with 11 victories (including double victories over Lincoln, Eureka, Charleston Normal, Illinois Normal, and Wesleyan) and only two defeats. The first game of the season was played at Charleston, April 21st, ending in an 8 to 3 victory for Millikin. The first home game resulted in a 4 to 3 win over Eureka. Meyers, freshman hurler, fanned eight men and won his own game by cracking out a single in the second to score Darkin and Oehler. Millikin next received her only bad drubbing of the season at the hands of the Irish of Bourbonnais. The visitors scored four runs in the initial frame. Donnelly, Irish outfielder, made four hits in five trips to the plate, two for doubles and one a triple. The J M U. nine journeyed to Bloomington on May 5 and defeated Illinois Wesleyan 8 to 5. The following day Eureka ' s team was defeated 14 to 5 In the next contest on the Millikin field Milhkm nosed out Illinois Normal 11 to 10 in a rather poorly played game. [ 104 1 The score of the next game would indicate a football game if the Lincolnites had been blanked, but as it happened the Blue held a little track meet with Lincoln that afternoon, and Coach Johnson ' s boys proved adept as cinder path artists. When the Blue got tired of running bases they donated one run to Lincoln and called it quits. The final count stood 17 to 1. Bunk Douglas pitched excellent ball against Illinois College, and Millikin nabbed a 3 to 0 victory. Firebaugh made two of Millikin ' s six hits. The next foe of the Blue, Charleston Normal, again was easily beaten by Milli- kin, 14-6. The winners scored in every inning but the first, and Kish turned in an easy victory. The next game was the nightmare, and the Blue handed Illinois College a 15-14 win. Millikin ' s defense cracked in the ninth and the winners put nine runs across the plate to cinch the game The game was an extremely ragged exhibition, Illinois College making thirteen errors. Three Millikin hurlers were ineffective. Lincoln journeyed to Decatur to take her second beating of the sea- son, this time by a score of eight to six. Next, Illinois Normal went down under a strong Blue batting attack which ended 15 to 6 in favor of the Millikin team. The features of the game were Kish ' s home-run and the effective hurling of Douglas. As a fitting climax to the 1925 baseball season, the most successful in years, the Millikin nine won its second straight diamond victory of the year over Wesleyan at Staley field in a 3-2 eleven inning battle. The game was by far the best bit of college baseball seen during the season. Borsch, Wesleyan ' s Rhodes scholar and baseball player extraordinary, and Al Kish hooked up in a beautiful hurling duel which lasted for eleven frames. Borsch had the slight edge in pitching and the Methodists outhit the Blue 10 to 7, but Al bore down hard in the pinches and the whole Millikin nine played bang-up baseball. The fielding feature of the contest was a great one hand stab by Max Darkin of a long drive to left by Borsch in the fifth inning. Max robbed the Wesleyan captain of a potential homer. Conover led the batting attack with two doubles. Here ' s how the Blue won : — In the eleventh frame, with one out, Cap- tain Douglas singled. When Darkin fanned, Bunk headed for second and took third when Knox, Methodist catcher, threw the ball into center field. George Oehler scored Douglas with a pretty single to win the last game of the year. The features of the season included the effective pitching of Captain Douglas and Kish, and the batting of Art Long, Darkin, Kish, Douglas, and Conover. Darkin and McCullom both played nice fielding games m the outer garden. Oehler and Firebaugh handled the pitchers well, and the infield, consisting of Firebaugh, Taylor, Long, and Conover, played steady ball most of the time. Art Long, regular third baseman for two years and quite a ball-hawk, was elected captain for t he 1926 team. [ 105 ] Track, 1925 • •-. " ■ •■ ' rj ■f . (f-V First row: Stiegemeier, Hastings, Darkin, Conover Second row: Douglas, Malosh, Seago, Blotter, Barnes, Oehler A fairly large squad began track workouts early in the spring under Fuzzy and Captain Lawrence Blotter. The Blue team came through with three victories in the three meets held during the season. One-sided wins were gained over Lincoln and Normal in dual meets, and in an exceed- ingly interesting triangular event held on J. M. U. field, Millikin came through with flying colors. The feature of the state meet from the Millikin angle was Nemo Madden ' s sensational victory in the 880 yard run. Other point winners were Malosh, who placed third in the high jump at 5 feet 10 inches, Conover, who acquired a fourth place in the javelin throw, Hastings, who captured a fifth in the broad jump, and Capt. Blotter, who tied for fifth in the pole vault. Seago performed creditably in the 100 yard dash during the season, and Malosh starred in the high jump and javelin throw. Hastings usually placed high in the running broad jump, and also ran the 220 yard dash. Madden was probably the outstanding star of the season, ending his career by a fine performance in the state meet. Coral Barnes, captain-elect for 1926, showed ability in the 440 and 880 yard runs. Others who helped form the nucleus of this year ' s team were Stiegemeier, a low hurdler and broad jumper, Douglas, who ran the 120 low hurdles, Moore, a broad jumper, and McFadden, a distance man. As the Millidek goes to press, prospects appear bright for a successful track team. Coach Sutherd is gradually bringing track from oblivion to prominence in the athletic affairs of the university. [ 107 ] Tennis, 1925 Millikin ' s tennis activities of last spring were centered in the participation of a Blue team in the conference meet in May. Charles Fields, captain, and William Kaiser, represented Millikin in this meet, but both were put out of the running be- fore reaching the finals. Early season indications for this spring point toward a strong team composed of Fields, Harlan Walley, a former star, and Bill Kinsey, a newcomer of considerable ability. Besides competing in the confer- ence district meet, several matches have been arranged with Little Nineteen schools. An interesting men ' s intramural tennis tournament is in progress as we are going to press. Watch charms will be presented both the singles and doubles winners. Board of Athletic Control Leo Johnson - .Chairman Erwin Seago Secretary E. C. Kiefer - .Treasurer The Athletic Board of Control promotes and controls intercollegiate contests, and is pledged to use the funds it receives in the most advan- tageous way. The personnel of the Athletic Board consists of the Dean of the college and the athletic director, both ex-officio members, one member of the fac- ulty elected by the faculty, another member of the faculty elected by the student body, two student members, one man and one woman, who are nominated by the student council and elected by the board, and a rep- resentative from the Alumni Association, who must be an alumnus and a resident 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. Charles Fields [ 109 ] Women ' s Athletic League Lancaster Redmore Denny OFFICERS Evelyn Denney President Margaret Lancaster .....Secretary Mildred Redmore Treasurer Mildred Redmore..... Tennis Manager The Athletic League has sponsored this year a new organization called the Athletic Council, made up of a girl from each class and a girl from each sorority. The purpose of the council is to divide the responsi- bility and to increase the interest shown in women ' s athletics. The League arranges the intramural teams, and in fact sponsors all of the women ' s athletics. The tennis manager arranges the annual inter- collegiate meet. Recently the League elected its members for the coming year. Those holding office are: Ora Edgar — President Esther Engelder — Vice-President Margaret Lancaster — Secretary Mildred Redmore — Treasurer Helen Phillips — Basketball manager Mildred Redmore — Tennis manager. [ no ] Women ' s Basketball First row: Swick, Ireland, Musser, Stonecipher, Corder, Dillon Second row: Stanley, Keilman, Engelder, Spray, Brundage The Women ' s Basketball was more popular among the Freshmen and Sophomores this season than among the Juniors and Seniors ; perhaps be- cause the upper classmen are too busy with other activities. The Fresh- men were well represented by three teams, captained by Esther En- gelder, Charlotte Musser and Jesseth Blackmail. Una Brown was cap- tain of the Sophomore team. Two Freshman teams claim the champion- ship, since each won two games and lost one. [ in ] First row: Flint, Lancaster, Smith, Brosseau Second row: Elliott, Brown, Phillips, Stewart, Virgin Third row: Hays, King, Storm The Hockey season . . . and the official Freshman-Sophomore scrap . . . ended on the Millikin athletic field during the annual Homecoming contest in November. It was preceded by six weeks of daily drilling and the members of the team were chosen from the entire gymnasium classes. Margaret Lancaster was chosen by the Sophomores to lead their team, and Velma Kileman led the Freshmen. [ 112 ] First row: Musser, Taylor, Pease, Brockhcuse, Lindsey Second row: Honnold, Houston, Keiiman, Corder, Chupp Third row: Engelder, Spray, Byers, Brundage Margaret Lancaster played on the Freshman hockey team last year at the Homecoming contest, as well as in the intramural basketball games and other forms of athletics. Velma Kileman, a Freshman, played hockey in the high school before coming to Millikin, and so she was familiar with the game. The Sophomores wore Millikin Blue and the Freshmen flaunted green caps and ties ; the final score was in favor of the Sophomore team, 3-0. [ 113 ] Tennis The annual Millikin Invitation Tennis Tournament was held May 15-16, 1925. Nine colleges participated, making this the largest meet ever held at Millikin. The colleges represented were Augustana, Brad- ley, Eureka, Illinois College, Knox, Lake Forest, Monmouth, Wheaton and Millikin. Miss Marjorie Neilson of Millikin retained the singles championship which she had won the previous year by defeating Miss Kelley of Brad- ley 6-0, 6-2, in the finals. Millikin ' s doubles entry, Miss Neilson and Miss Engelder, reached the finals, but here the Millikin women were de- feated by Miss Kelley and Miss Cafferty of Bradley, 6-3, 6-4. Slowly and impressively the triumphant gladiator rolled up the last man- uscript and laid it down. In the silence that followed you could hear the tall ferns outside sweeping against the crystal dome. . . " It has a strange and haunting music, " said the king. And from that day ever after the king and all his court gamboled at football. It is rumored, in fact, that even the tall veiled ladies threw aside their red silk fans for hockey sticks. [ 114 ] To be ' ' ' Most Representative " means a great deal. It means, of course, high scholarship, for scholarship is the real objective of a college; it means interest in activities as the expression of a college; it means the formation of friendships . . . friendships that are blue porcelain or shining rosewood. And yet it is more subtle than that, more intan- gible. Perhaps being " Most Representative " is add- ing to all of these things a keener sensitiveness to that ideal which is Millikin. [ 115 ] Some time ago the Decaturian announced six women as leading in the Millikin Beauty Contest. Of these six, three have been chosen by the student body as the most beautiful . . . Jane Pickrell, Vesta Harper, and Denise Brosseau. Jane Pickrell and Vesta Harper are Freshmen in Millikin; it is both unusual and promising that they have ivon recognition so early. Denise Brosseau is a Senior; this is the second time that she has been recognized as one of Millikin s most beautiful women, for she led in a similar contest held in 1924. [ us ] [ 121 ] Simplicity Yve been most dreadfully misled. I thought that realness meant The austere-turning firmament Or being dead. It ' s really very simple, now I see. A slim bronze vase or two And three jade songs for you And two for me. [ 122 ] Winifred St. Clare Minturn Executive Secretary 2 A I American Conservatory of Music; Theory at Chicago Mus- ical College; Private Study with Hugo Kortschak in Berlin, Germany, Chicago and New York and with Adolf Weidig, American Conservatory. Considering our music school as an harmonious symphony orchestra, Miss Minturn as executive secretary can be called an ideal conductor alive to all the possibilities of her orchestra. Having true musicianship and fine sincerity and warmth, a magnetic personality, with the addition of a calm business style, Winifred St. Clare Minturn possesses an aston- ishing command. She makes it possible for the low tones of the violins never to be over-shadowed by the louder instruments, and blends them together into real beauty. [ 124 1 Stella Mae Chittum Nita Clark Ruth Evans Instructor in Piano 2 A I Certificate in Piano; Certifi- cate as Teacher of Piano; Cer- tificate in Harmony; Diploma in Piano as Soloist and Teacher. Instructor in Piano and Organ Piano Study William H. Sherwood, Harold von Mick- nity, Jeanette Durno; Organ — Harrison Wild, Clarence Dick- inson; Teaching Methods, Jeanette Durno. Instructor in Primary Kindergarten Graduate of Kindergarten Department, Illinois State Nor- nal University. Miner Walden Gallup Professor of Piano and Harmony K $ K Virgil Piano School, New York; Private Study, Albany, N. Y. and Berlin with Dr. Percy I. Starnes, Alberto Jonas and Vernon Spencer. Doris Lewman Gillespie Instructor in Voice 2 A I Millikin Conservatory, Cer- tificate in Harmony, Public School Music and Piano ; Di- ploma in Voice as teacher and soloist; Graduate study in Voice. Louise Watson Helmick Instructor in Voice 2 A I, A T A Wesleyan College of Music; Certificate in Voice and Theory; Cosmopolitan School of Music, Chicago; Certificate in Public School Methods; Amer- ican Conservatory of Music, Chicago; Private study, Charles W. Clark. [ 125 ] Helen Russell Hill Instructor in Piano 2 A I Certificate in Piano and Pub- lic School Music; Diploma 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 Howard Wells; Eurythmics with Jacque Dal- croze at the Dalcroze Musical Institute in Helleran near Dresden. Mayme Ethel Irons Instructor in Public School Methods 2 A I American Institute of Nor- mal Methods; Diploma in Pub- lic School Music Course, North- western University School of Music. Doris Ellen Lyons Instructor in Piano 2 A I Certificate in Piano. Millikin Conservatory; Certificate in Kindergarten Methods, Millikin Conservatory. Edna Macdonald Professor of Violin 2 A I Graduate, Post-graduate Northwestern School of Music with H. E. Knapp; Columbia School of Music, Ludwig Beck- er; Cincinnati Conservatory, Robert Perutz. WlLNA MOFFETT Instructor in Piano and Organ 2 A I Certificate in Piano; Diploma as Soloist and Teacher, Milli- kin Conservatory; Diploma in Organ; Post-Graduate Diploma in Piano and in Organ; Private Study, Chicago, Percy Grain- [ 126 ] 5 Marthin Christian Provensen Professor of Voice K K !) $ i (Honorary member) Iowa State Teachers ' College; Private Voice study, Chicago, Boston, and New York with Prochowsky, Bibb, and Hosea; Private Coaching under Rhrys 4erbert. Florence Royce Director of Kindergarten Department 2 A I Certificate in Musical Kinder- garten Course, Millikin Con- servatory; Special Study in Dramatic Art and in Play- ground work, Cartauqua, New York. Claire John Thomas Associate Professor Voice M A Findlay College Conserva- tory, Findlay, Ohio; First Mu- sician U. S. N.; Student of Voice, Carl Songer, American Cons, of Music; Voice with Elwin Smith and Theory with Dr. Edwin J. Stringham, Den- ver College of Music; Bachelor of Music Degree, Denver Col- lege of Music; Post-graduate work in Voice with John C. Wilcox, Denver, Colorado, Percy Rector Stephens, New York, and Herbert Wither- spoon, Chicago. Robert Walter Instructor, Band and Or- chestral Wind Instruments Private Study, Erfurt, Ger- many; Director of Goodman Band, Decatur, Illinois; Private Instructor, Band and Orches- tral Instruments, Decatur, Illi- nois. June Fisher Miller Instructor in Speech Arts A $ A Graduate Ward-Belmont, Nashville, Tennessee; Assistant in Expression Department, Ward-Belmont; summer Dr. Curry ' s School of Expression; Director of Amateur Theatri- cals, John B. Rodgers produc- ing company, Expression and Harmonic Gymnastics, Oxford College, Oxford Ohio, and Little Theatre Guild, Decatur, Illinois; Play Coach, James Millikin University. Ruth Muik Instructor in Kindergarten 2 A I Certificate, Diploma and Post-graduate in Piano; Diplo- ma in Voic e; Certificate in Harmony, Millikin Conserva- tory; Private study with Percy Grainger. Frances Clow Martin Instructor in ' Cello 2 A I Private Study; Student, Carl- ton College, Minnesota; Hans Hess, Chicago; Englebery Raentgen. Norma Conner Instructor in Speech Arts Graduate Northwestern Uni- versity; School of Speech; Northwestern Summer School ; Pupil of Grace Hickox sum- mer terms. [ 127 ] Conservatory Students Top row: Cline, Clark, Carmichael, Barnett, Barnes, Bachman Second row: Curry, Eikenberry, Ellis, Erwin, Harris Third row: Hill, Hiltabrand, Hood, Hughey, Humphrey Joy Fourth row: Maddox, Mitchell, Nolan, Pergrem, Pickrell, Ramsey Fifth row: Schleimer, Sines, Smith, Smith, Smock Bottom row: Spellbring, P. Walters, R. Walters, Weld, Wells [ 128 ] Calendar Helen Harris . . . Soprano_._. August 17 Paul Whiteman ' s Orchestra October 15 Mme. Schuman-Heink . . . Contralto November 12 Abraham Sopkin . . . Violinist — . November 29 Edna Macdonald . . . Violinist December 10 Clare John Thomas . . . Tenor ____January 7 Vesper Concert . . . Oratorio Choir, Millikin Singers._..January 17 Louis Graveure . . . Baritone February 5 Rozsi Varady . . . Violoncellist February 5 Musical Vespers . . . Sigma Alpha Iota February 14 Fritz Kreisler . . . Violinist- March 10 Easter Vespers . . . Sigma Alpha Iota March 21 Robert Walter . . . Violinist April 9 Music Week Vespers . . . Sigma Alpha Iota May 2 Zorah Miller . . . Pianist „ May 10 Henrietta Clark . . . Pianist May 25 Marjorie Maddox . . . Pianist May 27 Wilma Hughey . . . Pianist __ June 3 1925 1925 1 925 1925 1925 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 1926 [ 129 ] Alone were only one person It would be so sad. I ivouldnt have anybody to tell the good times I ' ve had. And ivhen I play house With no one at all I ivouldnt have a person To call. And when my mother whips me W hen SHE thinks I ' ve been bad I wouldn ' t have anyone to tell me but what I had! [ 130 ] [ 13.1 ] Baccalaureate Sunday said my prayers at Christmas With a candle And all around So close that I could handle A shining gown or stroke a shining feather The angels winged and singing all together Brought me joy. I said my prayers at Easter In my garden And moist sweet air And hyacinths, with pardon For frozen heart and throb for nicked numbness Of futile hands and words for selfish dumbness Brought me life. Today I say my collect In the chapel While passing through The green and golden dapple Of summer light and hush of solemn meetness The Seniors come and all their shining sweetness Says my prayer: God, these high walls and towers and the green lace of trees and these rich books and these eager teachers thou hast placed here to work a spiritual trans- figuration. A transfiguration for slashing young mind and lustful young eye and blun- dering young purpose! I pray with all the unction of the body and the driving of the mind and the overtones of the soul that I may not cause that magic to fail! The magic of the lovely that makes sensitive the eye and the finger-tips. The magic of fearless thought that makes keen the mind blades and tren- chant the doing. And the magic of a rooted love that makes a shining soul a tree of clear green light and purple shade where the weary rest. I pray with agony and a deep content. Amen. Today I say my collect In the chapel While passing through The green and golden dapple Of summer light and hush of solemn meetness The Seniors come and all their shining sweetness Brings me hope! — From the Alumni Journal. [ 132 ] [ 133 ] i A silver cloud deev-fr ' mged, hunj L near the ' Powers a r we bedan Wuj , I , . our Pil|rima e V (!) d) 6lfantfe blue-and velvet worcta crash- ed about u j like midhty on r - gAuRt o ($em 6 h fine; roj e - shadowed . - - [ 134 ] VN 9ouldj t pjl It j-poke. r 5 5 have no encP «Science is eternal and Art is endless. Ye.i«v thou, too, mi |ht find and leave a bit of o A. ness To-day we leave iHe $hrine , thou, and I, on thtj our Pil rlmatfe- to no country- and to no end [ 135 ] " Comes as from chaos, as from the sun-welter, as from beginnings, Comes from our star-reaching dreams unachievable Beauty, its hour. Hold you to that, brother; hold it in quietness, there is the end. Out of the waste, and the need, and the ivistfulness Hold you the floiver. " Orrick Johns. [ 136 ] [ 137 ] " My sleeve with tears is always wet, I have forgotten to forget. " You may tell me that China is a dirty and wicked land if you wish, and I ' ll nod my head and rivet my mental vision on the rusty looking laundry on Main Street ; you may inform me statistically that the Chinese have the best brains of any on earth, and I ' ll smile intelligently, and elaborate: " Oh, yes, we had some Chinamen at Millikin. Now, Mr. Lo, for instance . . " The more fool I. For I know very well that the Orient is neither intelligent nor dirty; I know that the misty figures are not human — they are merely of the imagination. And the more pain to me that com- ing across the ocean, they take on a physical being that is repellent to one who knows the Orient as I do. The Orient is a place you can draw only with queer, fantastic lines and certain rich shades of yellow and blue and silver and coral ; it is a land of pagodas and ginrichashaws and of a civilization so ancient that it has ceased to be an ostentatious civilization at all. It is a land where nothing is clear cut or vivid, where everything moves in a slow, hazy, colorful panorama. I am not sure that I care to go to the Orient; I had rather read stories of blue draped figures puffing impassively at a long pipe, and be carried away with them to lands of eternal cherry blossoms and the sickening fragrance of lotus flowers. I had rather burn sandal wood incense to my little jade Buddha on the library table and glimpse romance through Vantine ' s yellow backed catalogue. I like to create an atmos- phere within myself — a colorful, meaningless atmosphere — by murmuring now and then : " My sleeve with tears is always wet, I have forgotten to forget. " I am afraid to go to the Orient; I might meet a missionary there who would insist on showing me " conditions " . And then I might feel sorry for them. No, I shall be content to hear the missionary talk in chapel, and then come home to my smoldering incense — to the Orient as it is. [ 138 ] Spud Settles Up " How many ya ' got, Nibs? " " Couple skinny ones that look ' bout like nails. How many you got? " " Whole family. " Henry grinned at his friend, then poising his foot on the neck of his pitch fork, sank it again. " There ' s the head of another one, Bill. Get him ! Wait, I ' ll break up the clod. " Bill bent over dutifully and pulled out a long wriggling fish worm. " Say, Spud, you ought to ' uv seen the snake my dad killed the other day. Two feet long. It ran right in front of him down in the pasture, and he threw a rock at it. " Henry stopped his digging. " What was it, a garter? " " Dunno, " came the evasive reply, " might a been a poison one. " " Aw, no, not around here. Say, did you ever see a real snake, — a rattler for instance? " Henry, otherwise Spud, left his fork sticking upright and turned to face his three companions. " They curl up like a spring, and then they jump at you. They got eyes like fire, and they ' re all striped and green. My dad was out camping once and one came right up to the tent. " Spud sent a surreptitious glance toward the latticed door of the back porch, then lowered his voice. " My dad went outside for something, and there it was all coiled up. He didn ' t have time to get away, and it jumped at him, and . . . and ... bit him. They ' re poisonous, ya ' know, and my dad, he called some of the other men, and they cut a hole right in his arm where the snake bit — so it could bleed, and when — " " Henry, come here a moment, please. " It was his mother ' s voice from behind the lattice door. Henry ' s face clouded. " What cha ' want, mom? We got ta hurry if we get enough worms to go fishin ' this morning. " " I want you, Henry, right away. " " We ' ll go on diggin ' , Spud, " Bill sought to relieve his friend ' s em- barrassment. Henry stalked up to the house, — slowly, of course, he wouldn ' t want the guys to think he had to hurry. " What cha ' want, mom? " He ran a grimy hand through his hair, leaving a taffy colored water fall effect with a geyser right on top. His eyes sought the floor instinctively. Mrs. Fiske wiped the flour from her hands and closed the door quietly. " Henry, what makes you tell such awful lies? I couldn ' t help hear- ing that story about the snake. " " Aw, I was just foolin ' . " Mrs. Fiske eyed her son earnestly as if debating whether she should try to shake some of the wickedness out of him or pour some righteous- ness in. She ended with a measure of both. " Don ' t make it any worse, son. Yesterday the milk soured on the side porch, because you lied to me about bringing it in. Thursday you cut school and lied to Miss Wilson. Wednesday night you told Mrs. Har- [ 139 ] rold I wasn ' t going to be at home because you wanted me to read to you. It ' s something nearly every day. Someone has to suffer for all those lies. " Henry ran his big toe around the pattern in the linoleum. He didn ' t look particularly impressed with the weight of his sin. " You may go into the living room now, and sit on a chair for an hour. Please don ' t read or look at pictures. " " Aw, mom, the guys are waitin ' for me to go fishin ' with ' em. What can I say? " " Tell them that I have something else for you to do. Hurry. After you ' ve sat your hour, you must stem the strawberries. " " Jim-i-nee, mom, " Henry whined, but his mother had gone back to her pies, and he saw that her word was final. He slammed the door as he went out. The other three looked up curiously. Henry began to whistle; then suddenly he grinned at his friends. " I ' m not goin ' to go fishin ' this morning. Just got some new stamps in the mail, and I ' m goin ' to paste ' em in my album. You guys come over this afternoon. Bring Punkie and some of the gang and we ' ll play ball. " " Can ' t your old stamps wait, Spud? " Bill spoke the sentiment of the group. " Yes, they could. " Spud was a little sarcastic, " but I want to paste ' em in now before I lose ' em. " With this he turned, feeling that he had disposed of his friends wisely, and still retained his self respect. The boys realized that they were dis- missed, but only Bill ventured a remark as he picked up his can of worms. " Just the samee, you ' re missin ' some good time! Don ' t get your stamps in crooked or spill the paste. " A half hour later, Henry, having exhausted his inner resources for entertainment, was testing the merits of the rocking chair by seeing how far he could rock without turning over. The chair finally reached the turning point, and sent him sprawling over backwards, scraping his leg against the davenport. He scrambled back into the chair, and hugging his knee, began to whistle shrilly. It seemed to counteract the pain. There was a scratching on the screen door, but Henry was too busy to notice, — then another scratch. He looked up quickly. There stood his collie, one paw upraised, his eyes eager. " Howdy, General, come on in. D ' ya think I was callin ' ya? " The dog gave a sharp little bark and clawed the screen again. " Oh, it ' s locked. " Henry glanced toward the dining room, then tip- toed over to unfasten the screen. The dog bounded in, whipping his shaggy big tail back and forth like a semaphore. Then he reared lightly, and resting his fore-paws on his young master ' s overall straps, riveted his clear brown eyes on Henry ' s face inquiringly. Head thrown back, he intercepted Henry ' s pat with a cold nose and some affectionate laps from an eager red tongue. In his happiness he crooned a little whine of satisfaction and then added a sharp little bark of inquiry. He didn ' t un- derstand the silence. " Sh . . . Mom ' ll hear us, General. " Then Henry hurried back to his chair. General followed meekly and laid himself at Henry ' s feet like a erreat red horse shoe, still watching Henry ' s face. [ 140 ] " Old man, couldn ' t get along without you, — even a guy ' s mother goes back on him. All ' cause I was stringin ' the kids a little. You wouldn ' t keep a guy from goin ' fishin ' for a little thing like that, would ya ' ? " General waved his tail indignantly and advanced a paw to the leg of Henry ' s overall. " Sure you wouldn ' t. Want to shake hands on it, don ' t ya ' ? " Henry reached over and ruffled the dog ' s hair, and then smoothed it out tenderly. " Mom thinks I ' m sufferin ' for this lie, but gosh, I don ' t mind sittin ' here — when I got you to talk to. Goin ' to play ball this afternoon, Gen- eral; we ' ll need you for outfielder. " General sat up; then he edged in between Henry ' s knees and ran his nose along Henry ' s hand, finally resting it on the edge of the chair. Henry, chuckling, encircled the dog with his legs and crossed his feet on General ' s back. General half closed his eyes and committed himself en- tirely to the whims of his young master. " Hey Sp-ud! " " Henry, there are some boys out here calling for you. " " All right, Mom. I ' m goin ' to play ball in the pasture, can I? " Henry had already grabbed his bat and was hurrying toward the door — lest his mother think of something for him to do before he got out of hearing. " Well, how ' s the stamps, Spud? " one of the gang greeted him. " Boy, they ' re beauts. " Henry paused to whistle for General. He came leaping around the corner of the house at the first signal, and then the boys raced down the hill after Spud like a dispersed flock of birds behind their leader. " First bat, " yelled Spud. " Naw sir, I ' m first, " shouted Punkie. " I said it ' way back there. " " Aw y ' are not. Ya ' can ' t be on our team if you get smart. " " I don ' t wanta be on your team. Come on, guys, we ' ll show Spud how to play ball. " A fight was narrowly averted and the game began. General was an enthusiastic but rather independable outfielder. Because of his natural prejudices he often took the ball to his master when he should not. They had been playing only a little while when a blunder of this kind gave Spud ' s team a home run. Punkie was furious ! He grabbed the ball and hurled it with all his might at General. The dog went simpering to Spud. " Ya big dumb bell you, think ya can sling a ball at my dog, do ya! Have to prove it to me. " With doubled fists Henry started for Punkie on the run. Immediately they were the center of a pugilistic ring. " Swat him, Spud — biff him good — that ' s it! Get ' im down! " The boys writhed and tumbled, a mass of hair and feet and dust. " Down? Say you ' re down? " gasped Spud. " Well? " " Then say you ' re sorry you hit General? " " All right. Get off me. " " Shall I let him up, guys? " " Ye-a, come on let ' s finish the game. " " I wouldn ' t let anybody hurt you and get away with it, old man, " Henry confided as he patted General ' s side. Then they went running off together to their post. [ 141 ] The fall afternoon sped along as Saturdays will for school boys. The sun paused a moment before dropping out of sight. A damp sprang from the creek, and a purple haze rose up from the pasture ground. The boys played on — they could still see the ball. " Henry, Hen-ree — come on home — Mamma says so. " It was Frances. She was always butting in on his fun, Henry thought. " Say, ya ' oughta see what Ev brought home. " " What? " " Come on and see. Mamma ' s awful mad. " Henry ' s curiosity was aroused. " Tell me, sis. So long, guys, gotta go. " At first Frances stubbornly shook her head, but as they neared home, fearing lest she lose her story, she told him. " He ' s got a new rifle. Cost eight dollars. Says he ' s goin ' rabbit hunting. " " Boy! Maybe he ' ll take me along. " Henry worshipped his seventeen year old brother. " I ' m a good shot, — I killed a squirrel once — sure I did. " " Aw, when? " " Never mind, once, I said. " Frances sniffed incredulously. " He ' s not home now. He took it down to show to John Baker. Let ' s go play up in the barn till he gets back. I want you to teach me to swing on the bars, will ya ' ? " Henry was flattered into assent. " Come on, General, let ' s see who can beat to the barn. " In a few minutes they were all in the hay loft, and Henry was boosting Frances onto the bar. " Hang on now and I ' ll swing you. " " Not — not very high, Henry. Oh, get General away, he ' s jumping at my feet. " " He won ' t hurt ya ' . " " He might knock me off, Henry! Get him away, please. " Henry good naturedly complied, tying General out of reach ; then he swung Frances until she got dizzy. " Say, what ' d Mom want with me? " he asked suddenly. " Just to get cleaned up. It ' s . . gettin ' dark up here. S ' pose supper ' s ready? " Henry ' s eyes sparkled mysteriously. " Say, Fran, " he whispered, " thought I heard something in the other room, did you? " Frances ' lips parted, her eyes grew round. " I don ' t know, " she whispered back, " did you? " " Sure I did. I heard footsteps. I ' ll go peek. " And Henry cautiously slipped up to the door ; then he came tip toeing back, his eyes flashing. " There ' s a tramp in there — a great big fellow with black whiskers and a pipe in his mouth. He ' s awful lookin ' . " Frances turned pale. Henry started for the stairs. " He — he looked like he was getting ready to come out. Boy, I bet he ' s six feet tall. He grinned, and I saw he had great big yellow teeth . . come on . . we better hurry. " All this was delivered in a strained whisper. Frances, shaking and pale, hurried down the stairs with her brother. Once down she ran like a frightened rabbit out of doors and up to the house. Henry, cool and smiling, ran after her. [ 142 ] " Aw, wait a minute, Fran. " But she was already in the house telling the folks they ' d seen a tramp. " Henry, did you see someone up there? Are you sure you saw some- one? " His mother looked dubious, but Frances was so frightened she thought she ' d seen him too. Henry thought he was safe. " Sure I did. He had black whiskers and a pipe in one corner of his mouth . . . boy, he was bigger ' n dad even, and had yellow teeth, didn ' t he, Frances? " " Ye-es. " Frances ' teeth were chattering. Hearing the noise Ev came running out of the front room. " Here ' s where I have some fun. I ' ll shoot around his heels a few times and scare him to death. Up in the hay loft, was he? " " Everett, don ' t do anything rash. Your father will be here in a minute. It ' s dark up there and you might get hurt. " " Say, Mom, if I can ' t look out for myself now, I never will be able to. I ' m goin ' up. Want to come, Henry? " And out went the two boys on the run, — Ev carrying his new rifle in his hand. They pulled open the door cautiously — it creaked on its hinges. They stepped into the dimness quietly and groped their way carefully around the corn crib; then noiselessly, painfully up the steps. Henry crept along stealthily behind his brother in the darkness. He and Ev were tracking bandits . . . were about to surprise them in their lair. Henry reached in his pocket for his scout knife. He ' d have it ready in case they rushed him, he thought. Finally they reached the top. There was a sound in the hay in the corner — someone walking, — again, — it was very distinct this time. Henry was excited, ... he could see the tramp just as he had pictured him ; there was another movement in the hay. " Shoot, Ev, shoot, " whispered Henry. He felt his brother ' s arm go up. " Who ' s there — speak or I ' ll shoot, " Ev called. There was another sudden movement in the straw, but no other sound. The little rifle cracked, — there was a puff of fire, then a howl of pain, broken, and ending in a pitiful whine. Henry caught his breath sharply, his mouth grew dry, he seized his brother ' s sleeve. " General, Ev, it ' s General! I tied him there! " Ev lit a match quickly and they hurried to the corner. The collie lay stretched on the hay, his bloody side heaving violently. Through half closed eyes, he looked up at Henry, and, staggering, tried to raise him- self on his front feet, but sank down again, with a whimper. " Here, Henry, hold this handkerchief on his side while I run to the house for help. " Left alone in the dark, Henry rubbed his cheek along the soft fur on General ' s neck. " I lied, General, " he whispered, " but don ' t die, — please don ' t die. You ' re my best friend. Gee, what ' d a fellow do . . . " General turned his head and feebly licked Henry ' s cheek. With the exertion a spasm of quivering passed over his body and rustled the straw. With half a choke and half a whine, his head sank upon Spud ' s hand, and the trembling body grew still. — Doris Lowe. [ 143 ] Lavender Hymnals It seems strange that hymn-books are always either red or green or brown. If they were only in attractive shades of red or green or brown — a sage green, perhaps, or a crimson red— But they never are; the red is always a dull maroon, and the green a drab brownish olive. There are never hymnals of bright rose, with silver edges ; hymnals of clouded mauve or of mandarin yellow ; hymnals with thick white paper and large print ; beautiful hymnals that are dream songs from distant Churches. The lights are clustered under orange parchment; they outline the dark sweep of huge domes ; they soften the painted walls. The windows are pointed and colored ; the organ music floats in a thin cloud of sound. The American Church is not unappreciative of beauty — but it has for- gotten the hymn books ; it has overlooked the " importance of little things. " My Paths Most paths lead somewhere, but the paths I like are the paths which lead anywhere or nowhere. My paths are not paths across campuses, paths through city parks, paths across corner lots, paths made only to save a few steps. My paths are often cattle-paths leading to water; wandering wood- land paths leading across fallen trees and through beds of springtime fl owers — cowslips, dogtooth violets, and fragrant May-apples. These are the paths I love . . . lonely paths . . . uncertain paths ; often fading sud- denly beneath my feet, leaving me to find another path to lead me on again. My paths often lead me to books and a quiet room or a quiet spot on a river bank. Book-paths are often as uncertain as woodland paths; one does not always get anywhere, but one always enjoys the journey. Sometimes I go a-fishing with Henry van Dyke, sometimes I go to Hmg- ham Hills with Dallas Lore Sharp, sometimes to Upland Pastures with Walter Pritchard Eaton, and sometimes even to far-off Japan with Laf- cadio Hearn. My book-paths are often the most interesting of all. My paths are often lonely, for solitude is always my best friend. [ 144 ] The Stundst Ivan Zimbaluk, the peasant, was returning by way of " Mount Sinai " to his home which lay a little less than a mile out of the village of Jitomir. Numerous clouds filled the heavens and in the deepening twilight the road before him melted into indistinctness and haziness that was almost like a fog. As his heavy boots, muffled by the layer of dust on the road, thumped along monotonously, the peasant gazed toward the void ahead, thinking but not seeing. As he neared the rough bridge over the Vagrisko, he thought of the words of the new president of the " Stundsts " . For many weeks Zimbaluk had entertained himself with the more serious thoughts that the meetings of the little religious group had inspired within his brain, and tonight he was more than ever engrossed in the doctrine of his faith and its application to his own drab existence. " An old, old doctrine, " he mused to himself. " What could be truer religion than the belief of our very first ancestors? What could be more genuine than the things they held to be right? Hertziv Tjoisky was right — it was the only belief. And is not Tjoisky a true messenger of God himself? Yes, he has been proclaimed so by the Stundsts of Jitomir and his fame has reached Moscow. " Zimbaluk stopped to gaze into the sluggish waters of the riverlet called " Vagrisko " — by the Stundsts recognized as the new River Jordan. " Quiet, deep, symbolic, " thought the peasant, leaning to watch a twig trace its slow path over the surface of the water. Then he passed on into the forest. Emerging from the cedars of Lebanon, he was well toward the turn in the road when he came upon another traveler who was going in the same direction. It was a neighbor — a young man whom Ivan had heard was to be married soon. Falling into conversation with the fellow, Zim- baluk soon turned his talk into his favorite topics. " Nichol, " he questioned anxiously, " you have thought this marriage idea out carefully? " The other nodded. He was not a member of the Stundst group. " But you know that Adam and Eve, our father and mother, were not married? " Nichol shrugged. " What do I care about Adam and Eve? " he said carelessly. " I ' m living today. It doesn ' t make any difference to me what they believed — what difference does it make, anyway? " Ivan glanced at him half pityingly. " You will never know heaven, Nichol ; you are not following the doc- trine of our father and mother, " he said firmly. " They were never mar- ried and they reached heaven because of that. " " But you are a wedded man, Ivan, and have a fine family. " Nichol seemed somewhat bored with his bearded friend ' s argument. The older man sighed and nodded slightly. " I know, Nichol, but that was before I knew — it was before Tjoisky came to us and started the new church. " For a brief distance they walked on in silence, each occupied by thought. Ivan pictured his cheerful wife with her dark hair and pretty eyes. He thought of her fine helpfulness and of how she idolized her children. He sighed heavily. [ 145 ] Presently they came to a small gateway behind which the little two room hut of Zimbaluk was faintly outlined, a warm faint glow came from the one window facing the road. Nichol bade his companion good-bye and quickened his pace as he started off down the road. Zimbaluk mumbled unintelligibly to himself as he removed his heavy boots and leaned them against the stones at the end of the fireplace. The rough chair creaked satisfyingly as he settled his weight upon it. Ivan poked a chunk of wood on the fire and watched it crackle. He noticed that the wind had risen and that the heavy rain clouds had begun to fulfill their threat of the early evening. Solemnly he watched the fire. He was bolstered by the warm, ample meal Catherine had set before him earlier, but he had scarcely uttered a full sentence since he had greeted her at the door. His wife came and sat beside him. " What is it, Ivan? Are you in trouble? Can I do anything? Is it the rent? Has he asked for more? " Ivan shook his head slowly, as if in a trance. He would not let her know she worried him. He wished she wouldn ' t try to talk so — so rather confidingly to him. It brought to his mind memories — always of their days of courtship and more vivid than ever, the picture of their festive wedding day with all its pomp and with its ceremonials. Yes — that cere- monial part of it . . . Presently he heard her quieting the children and putting them to bed. " Father is worried, Leo, " she said, " and you must keep very quiet. " " Oh — " thought Ivan and listened to the wind ' s moaning voice. Soon he was alone in the quiet and could watch the flames die and think his thoughts in solitude. The flickering of the fire became slowly less notice- able. Outside the rain beat steadily except at times when the wind grew louder. He was reminded of the rites of the church — the ones they had gone through that afternoon, late, when the two new members were taken in. The words of Messenger Tjoisky seemed to resound again. He remem- bered the " coming of the last judgment of the world " and again — oh, again and again — " Adam and Eve were not married — you shall not see Heaven if you are married. " Passion arose within Ivan. His mind was troubled with the great problem of his own salvation — the problem Tjoisky ' s words had aroused. He was angry — worried ; torn by two great conflicting powers within him. He poked viciously at the fire with the heavy bar-like poker. The mad voice of the wind sounded like mocking laughter . . . and then changed into a melody from Tschaikowsky. Honeyed harmonies added only bitterness and abandonment to his strug- gling feelings. " We are fools, " he muttered in a low voice. " Nichol is a fool be- cause he is young and will not listen . . . and I ... I am a fool because I am old and there is no hope for me. " His hands were clenched together. " But there must be hope — yes, there must be. It is never too late — there — there is always a way. Yes, yes — a way — a way. " His voice trailed off into a nervous whisper that he himself scarcelv heard. His shaggy brows knit closer together and he chewed his lips with rapid little bites that made his brown beard tremble. [ 146 ] " A way, " he repeated to himself and to the voice in the wind, " yes, yes, a way, " and going to a box in the corner of the darkened room he fumbled about and returned to the light of the feeble fire ... he unfolded a long white robe, his thick fingers moving nervously among the plaits. Still whispering, he donned the robe and tied the cord carefully at his side. The fire flickered and as he poked it with the bar his bushy brows lifted and he stared excitedly — confidently into the aroused little flames. A smile twitched at his opened lips. Still holding the heavy poker he walked into the other room, his stockinged feet making no noise on the bare floor. By the light of a burning fagot he gazed on the peaceful faces of his wife Catherine and the two boys Leo and Andrev. Catherine was serene with her pretty black hair encircling a smooth white face. The little ones were so innocent- looking . . . Ivan ' s brown beard trembled, then his body stiffened slightly. Silently he laid the bar down and, working carefully, began to tie the feet of the three sleeping figures. Great beads of perspiration stood out on his forehead as he moved, catlike, winding the rope around and around. He straightened up. His eyes were glassy. The brown beard did not tremble so plainly now, but his breathing was strained and rapid. " There is a way, " he muttered, turning to the heavy iron bar, " yes . . yes . . . there is a way " Under a great cedar on the side of " Mount Sinai " , soaked to the skin from the rain, they had found him. He was taken to the jail in Jitomir in the late afternoon of the day after the murder. On the fol- lowing day he was brought before the judge. The townspeople packed the space that had been given the title of " courtroom " and Ivan ' s neighbors discussed him and the murder and the fire from all angles. " They say the calls for help could be heard long before the fire was seen, " ventured one. " But not by many, " rejoined another. " Will the Soviet judge make it more than the usual ten years, I wonder — ten years for a murder, but how about this? " The room quieted as the trial proceeded. In an impassionate and colorless manner for so vivid a murder, Ivan Zimbaluk wove his own sen- tence by the simple details of the crime. Without fear or passion, with- out anger or sorrow, Ivan told his story; its details, and then exculpated Hertziv Tjoisky from any part in the affair. The courtroom buzzed while decisions were reached. The Soviet government was swift. " An extraordinary case, " explained the judge, " Ivan Zimbaluk must be hanged by the neck until dead, said hanging to take place next Friday at dawn. " A light shone in Ivan ' s eyes. People looked at him with pity . . pity and a touch of fear. He looked beyond them. " Poor Nichol, " he said quietly. — Corwin Lewis. [ 147 ] Purple Pig Decatur, unless one feels virtuous or public spirited, is a rather dull place. The most of us are sane like Gene-Stratton Porter ' s Girl of the Limberlost or perverted in a passive and uninteresting fashion. Even Millikin isn ' t very intensely anything. That is why I am planning to leave Decatur when I am graduated; that is why I am going to New York and be a Bohemian before very many years have passed. My apartment shall be in Greenwich Village, and shall have a distinctly immoral air. I think it shall be only one immense room with little corners cubby-holed off with fantastic orange and black screens for kitchen and bedroom, although I frankly admit I shall hate having Chili fumes clogging the air as I sleep. The furniture shall be of teakwood, and shall be strewn always with drapes of jade and deep yellow and crimson ... a heterogeneous lot, for I must have a room mate who is an artist. There shall be an easel at one end where she shall work in a blue smock and shabby gold pumps; there shall be an eternal model in a Japanese silk kimona on a dais, languidly reclining on a couch covered with a bear skin. The hangings shall be of orange, and there shall be a black Persian cat with orange eyes to match the apartment and move about majestically. As for me, I am going to work in a newspaper office that is as dirty and messy looking as the Herald, only a hundred times larger. I shall have an eternal marcel and wear black dresses with straight lines and patent leather pumps. And I shall be a success. I shall live in a certain orderly rush of politics, scandals, fires, and theatres, and tell of them all with such a masterly touch that I shall be promoted up and up till I am a sort of super-critic of everything super, and then I shall finally dissolve into the glory of writing plays and books on a typewriter in the other end of the apartment. I feel that there I shall be appreciated as I am not here; I feel that there I shall find everything that I do not find here. For I have read wonderful stories of Bohemia. My soul longs for Bohemia. . . But it ' s a rather silly soul. For I suppose that Bohemia is really immoral as well as having the air. So maybe I ' d better stay in Illinois or go to California and keep on telling myself that I have a Bohemian soul and am not perfectly understood. I wonder. [ 148 ] Worship Spring just came to me! She peeped out of a huge basket of flowers this morning with tantalizing grace and overflowing merriment. She smiled at me all through the sermon this morning — indeed the sermon I heard was de- livered by vision alone. The brown wicker basket was rectangular — a long high handle topping its length, and stems of living blooming jewels inter- wove themselves around it — their faces falling low to meet the upturned coun- tenances of their companions. The flowers were fourpetaled with black laughing eyes for centers. Pink — they were — then darker to a clouded rose and a smooth dark red — shading as my eyes leaped from blossom to blossom. Three brightly pink faces were nearly drop- ping from the basket, so anxious were they to reveal a royal delight and satis- faction in their Sabbath duty. They were like a box of luscious bon-bons. But it would be profanity to devour these ! This be-ftowered basket was a shrine to me. I wanted to snatch it from the material surroundings and carry it to a cathedral worthy of its presence. There in sombre shadows, by gently shaded candle flickers ... I could kneel contentedly to the sound of softly played organ melodies . . . and pray and praise and ponder ... in true Lenten fashion. [ 149 ] Satire The Satire section this year isnt really Satire at all — it ' s an orange bubble blown large and very thin, so that strange dark shadows appear to slip about on it. There is the shining shadow of bells from a jesters cap, and the slim sombre shadow of a long-ago piper; there are shadows wide and quiet as a Chapel, and short bright little shadows that are the laughter of Freshmen. One of the shadows lengthened out into that strangest and most pathetic of all things— a Freshman s note- book. Another section, flashed with crimson, became the opin- ions of a Senior. Other shadows, not really belonging to any of these, have slipped around on the orange bubble; these, too, we have sketched in whatever color and mood they wear. You may, perhaps, find your own shadow here. Or is it only " the shadow of your shadow " ? But after all there is a reality in Satire. There was a Reality in the scorn of Rabelais, and in the laughter of Moliere, and in the fantasy of Gulliver — a reality that is not always pleasant. And perhaps if you look too closely at this orange and shadoived bubble you will find soap stinging in your eyes, and the bubble will be nowhere. . . [ 150 ] [ 151 ] Antiquated Architecture Steve Leacock has the right idea. When this able scholar and Eng- lish explorer calls the attention of the thinking world to the disgustingly aged old buildings of Oxford University, and protests against such build- ings in the name of humanity and the Brick Layers ' Union, he has, I say, the right idea. That buildings dating from the time of Chaucer should be allowed to stand and be used in this day of World Demorcacy is prac- tically criminal. That such buildings should be used for the housing and education of young men is still worse, and certainly merits the con- demnation of the uncivilized world. Thousands upon thousands of arguments a ?amst such examples of antiquated architecture occur almost instantly. In the first place the sight of such old buildings causes one to pause and ofttimes think of the p ast. This, of course, must not be allowed, for, if one thinks too far into the past ' he is bound to begin to wonder about the origin of man, and there are already enough people fighting over that question. Besides the past is past ; it is the present of which we must think. Shakespeare, Lincoln, Napoleon, Washington— what are such men when compared with Grange, the originator of " Excuse my mud, please " ; Jas. Oliver Curwood, the greatest matador of all time; or Henry Ford. The past was an age of darkness; we are living in a day of light (wine). Anything which would tend to lead us into these dark ages of Shakespeare and Milton should at once be destroyed. Moreover, old buildings support too much ivy for the benefit of the surrounding country. Statistics gathered by the Irish Free State Bank of London show that it is impossible to raise more than fifteen bushels of hops within a radius of seventy-five yards of Westminster Abbey. The ivy saps all the earth ' s strength. Vines, morever, obscure the buildings so that it has been impossible to sell many old buildings because the pros- pective purchaser has been unable to see what he was buying. It is re- ported that three students and six girls were killed when their auto ran into one of the dormitory buildings at Oxford. The vines obscured the building so that the driver of the car was unable to see it. Such whole- sale slaughter of life must stop if we are to have any men and women left to fight the next war. Another trouble with old things is that they soon come to be looked upon with a certain reverence. Somewhere in America there is an old elm which receives much reverence and care because it had something or other to do with the Revolution. What if it did? There are thousands of good substantial trees in Mexico which have figured m thousands ot revolutions, more or less. I never saw a fool but that wanted to pass another law or start another society. I desire to pass a law that no more laws shall be passed ; but what is more important, to found a society to aid in the fight against all things ancient. I have named this organization " The Anti-Antiquated Architecture Association " . For membership kindly send your name and one dollar (to cover cost of mailing your membership certificate) to Santa Claus. [ 152 ] More Shades I have heard that the ghosts of Millikin lived with the bats up in the tower and I have heard that they hovered around the spires at mid- night, and I have heard that you see them prancing around the grave of the old dance petition : All bosh ! I have talked with the ghosts myself and they are not hidden among the towers and spires and sunken graves. Why, they Charleston in our very corridors at noonday! They told me things in whispers and in pantomime ; they told me how I could save Millikin — how I, only I, with their help, could make Millikin one of the six hundred with a thousand million endowment and the best equipped drinking fountains and folding stairways in the United States. The first ghost tapped me on the wrist significantly. He made slits of his eyes and motioned for me to stand and receive his message. " Well, " he said, " all I ' ve got to say is this. When you ' ve got a proposition, stick to it. Don ' t ever let them bamboozle you out of it. When you say you don ' t like Chapel, don ' t put yourself in a position to begin to like it. It ' s a perfectly respectable place to eat candy and to talk in. You are a radical, and you know that nobody who talks there is going to have anything to say that you want to hear. It ' s a business proposition. That ' s all. Good day. " Then another, with a sprig of mouldering ivy over one ear, came to speak to me. He smiled kindly and benevolently. " You know, don ' t you, that it is old things that count? " I nodded my head. Why of course, 1 knew that. " Then, my dear, you have a new college; you are handi- capped. It is too bad that you are new. It will take you so long to get old. But you had better get to work at it, my dear. Start old traditions. Get to work and think up ways to have traditions. Traditions are the thing, my dear. Don ' t worry. Just keep at it. " He stopped just short of patting my hand, and shaking his head he walked slowly to the window and looked sadly out on the campus. The next ghost had a thoughtful brow and wore a recognition pin on the lapel of his shroud. " I ' ve been thinking about this organization business, how you can have better fraternities on the campus. I have nothing really definite to offer — only this : don ' t get into such a heat over pledging new people. Whatever their faults or virtues are, whether they wear their hair too long or too short, have wild dates or tame ones, have too great talents and organization ability, or too high a soul for beauty, don ' t worry. You can make them over into the fraternity type. " He held out his hand fraternally and gave me the secret grip. Then they all came forward again. " Don ' t get discouraged, " they told me. " We ' ll be here to help and encourage you " — and they vanished into the grey stone of the corridor. [ 153 ] Phi Chapter OF PHI PHI PHI Mr. Ludwig Beethoven %Ludwig Beethoven and His Collegian Orchestra Berlin Cafe. Dear Bro. Beethoven : The boys at the house here have appointed me chairman of the social committee and in laying plans for our annual house dance we thought of no better arrangement than to have you and your Collegian Orchestra play for us, if you can get away on the 19th. It would give you an oppor- tunity to meet all the old friends and become acquainted with our new pledges at the same time. Also we would just as soon pay our good money to one of the brothers as to some other good for nothing orchestra leader. We have some remarkable pledges this year. We have just pledged a boy named Lizst who is pretty hot on the ivories, and there is another boy here named Mozart who has possibilities. We have a boy named Steinmetz whom we think will make Phi Bete. He is having a little trouble in one subject — Physics — but Tommy Edison is tutoring him in that and we think he ' ll come through 0. K. We pledged three snappy looking boys the first of the year and they certainly know how to dress — Hart, Schaffner and Marx, all from the same town. Vasco De Gamma brought in a kid named Chris Columbus whom everybody liked — every- body except Ulysses (he ' s always putting the jinx on a good man after we get him over here). There ' s a youngster named Mencken whom we are rushing. He ' s rather smart but he wise cracks a lot. We think Rotary will pledge him but we intend to give them a good race, for we want the kid. Samson, our star athlete, is ineligible for varsity wrestling. We think he ' s dating that jane Delilah too much, so he ' s down in his work (he ' s got a new Collegiate haircut now — all the Frosh are copying it). J. Caesar flunked Latin. He ' s hung his pin anyway — Cleo Patria. Do you remember her? All the boys think she ' s plenty keen (he had her over to the house for dinner last Sunday). Bro. Darwin spends a lot of time in the Biol, lab and the boys all accuse him of trying to rate with the profs. You remember what a repu- tation we had last year after Bob Ingersoll and Pat Henry tied for the Cicero Debate medal prize. Tom says Charlie will give us the reputation of being a bunch of bookworms. That ' s all right — Clarence Darrow made the debate team this year and he ' s only a second semester Frosh. (I say let us BE a bunch of bookworms if we can get into a lot of activities.) Well, Lud, I ' ve given you about all the " low down " on the boys at the house, and I can say, too, that they ' re all anxious for you to come back and play for us for that dance. Wire us collect (Sam Morse ' s dad man- ages the local telegraph office) and tell us if you can be with us on the 19th. Yours for dear old Phi, Chesterfield, Chairman of the Social Committee. [ 154 ] A Freshman ' s Note Book MY TYPEWRITER I ' ve got a new typewriter And I love to make it go. I have nOt had it lONg. AnD so 18m kind of slow. tHe firSt tiMe that I wrote on it The wRitiNG was a zihgt ; bUt now im getting uSed to )c? to it My tuoch IS getTing $ light $ I stick () " z some paper inthe roll And mAke it nixe and slidk Then I go tap? " tap) tap And it goes Click cliCk Cklilk when I firsT started using this Nt fingers always hAd the aches ! I broke off all my finGer naills And used paper by the bales, BUTNOW I8ve gotten over that. GHave I madany Mistakes ? POETRY Lecture I. I sat alone upon a hill And heaved a heavy sigh. Below me nothing but the ground. Above me just the sky. And as I sat and pondered there Awondering why? and how? Or simply whispered, What ' s the use? Or, What shall I do now? There came to me a tiny voice, It is conscience some folks say, Which said to me " Don ' t linger here ! Be up! Get on your way! " " Don ' t spend your time in idle thought, For each night there ' s a day — Come, man, " it said, " Don ' t linger here ! Be up! Get on your way! " And so I say to all of you Who would be bright and gay, " Don ' t spend your time a mopin ' ' round. Be up! Get on your way! " Yet as I strive to waken you With all this good advice, I just sit still, upon this hill, Because it seems so nice. [ 155 ] POETRY: LECTURE II. AN ODE. While chasing the wary whereat Through the jungle of whereupon, The whos and ifs exalt the bys And give the suches some fun. The terrible whoms and althoughs ; The whenevers and goofy stills Pursue among the trees, Killing agains and untils. The whithers run hither and thither Thereupon, forever and whence, Crowding over and under the ins and outs, Notwithstanding the boths of the thence. Moral : However few. (Isn ' t that Losta Goodate in the second row? Why doesn ' t she get a marcelle?) (No, no-one rushed her — they heard she wore her wrist watch to a Formal once. Besides, she talks in F sharp.) (Did she say something about writing a paper for Saturday? Heav- ens! Doesn ' t she know it ' s the week of our Formal?) POETRY: LECTURE III. NICE DOGGIE! (A BALLAD) Gwendolen stood in the moonlight (The heroine of our tale.) With bated breath she waited Our hero, Joshua Dale. (His real name was Fitzenheimer, you know, but better men than he have dropped an " isky " or a " berg " from their names and have joined the Klan. Still, on with the story.) In a moment ' s time a clatter, Then a rumbling of the moat, And our hero entered briskly In plug hat and near-seal coat. (Now, he really didn ' t wear a coat at all, for it was mid June, but I ask you, honest, what rhymes with moat, but coat, that is, except boat, and you see he came on roller-skates instead. But to continue.) With agile grace and beauty He leapt lightly to the ground. Oh, GwenrMen, my Gwendolen, I ' m here all safe and sound ! (Wasn ' t that too sweet of him to be so solicitous of her regard for his welfare? I ' ll tell you, it ' s the men like that, that make this country what it is with its women governors, men dressmakers and synthetic kisses.) His coal black moustache glittered As he grasped her hand in his ' n. You will be mine, fair Gwendolen, Ere sun in East has risen! (Ain ' t that swell, now? Do your stuff, Muse.) His eyes implored her answer And his heart it almost broke When with mid-Victorian modesty She trembled ere she spoke : " I assure you, kind sir, my person is not altogether indifferent to your presence. " Oh, my God! it ' s too much. Muse, you done me dirt. I did want this love idyll to end right, but after that, what could he do but shoot her? Now let us all sing one verse of 373 and be dismissed. POETRY: LECTURE IV By the shore of Coca Cola, By the shining White Rock water Stood the pup tent of Nabisco, Father of his son and daughter. In this tent — you ' ll scarce believe it — Lived the family of four. Father, mother, son, and daughter All came in the same front door. Things inside were slightly crowded As you ' d naturally suppose. This displeased the lovely daughter Whose whole name was Holeproofhose. She had no room to see her callers, No place at home to put her shieks: Pebeco, son of Carbona, Had begged for dates these many weeks. Suddenly there came to Holeproof Thoughts — to her things strange and new. Soon she bought the thing she needed. You must have guessed ' twas a canoe. Now the damsel ' s an enchantress ; Suitors come from all the states. Her canoe does all it should do — Helps her care for all her dates. HISTORY: LECTURE I FAMOUS SAYINGS I don ' t know where I ' m going but I ' m on my way. Columbus. Keep the home fires burning. Nero. The first hundred years are the ha rdest. Methuselah. Treat ' em rough. Henry VIII. Don ' t lose your head. Queen Mary. The bigger they are the harder they fall. David. It floats. Noah. You can ' t keep a good man down. Jonah. I ' m strong for you. Samson. [ 157 ] GEOMETRY: LECTURE XV In Twenty-two acts Translated and Rotated by Request CAST OF CHARACTERS Prof. Jarrett: A strawberry pre- server. Joe Edgeworth: A typical smoker. Pat: An Irishman. Rebecca : Their daughter. Bill : Another boy. Students, sailors, boys, girls, and what not. Time: Daylight saving. Place: Running board of a victrola. Act I. (In front of town hall. Enter 2 sailors, home on shore leave. They ground arms, shake hands, exit right.) First Greek: Do you think it will rain? Second Greek: You never can tell. Third Scandinavian: Why can ' t I? (Enter old bond salesman in one horse shay ; cries out " Any ice today, lady? " He unsaddles mule and pitches shelter tent for the night.) Dialogue: They disagree. Acts II, IV, and XVII All join in on chorus one after the other. Lace curtain. Act V Alley scene in Moscow, Spain. The stands are rapidly filling. No. 37 of the other team kicks off. Official blows small whistle (preferably tin) and game ends with ball in midair. First Cheer Leader : We gotta fight ! Stands: You bet we gotta fight! During second half coaches suddenly decide to substitute numbers three and four for number seven. Another curtain. (Acts 46 to 7 declared unconstitutional.) [ 158 ] BIOLOGY— NOTES FOR FINAL PAPER. ASCENT OF MAN Some 15,900,000,000 years ago, man was not yet known, but a race of huge reptiles dominated the earth. A thousand, or perhaps a million, years later, mammals came into prominence and the reptile vanished, sinking into the mire under the paper weight of his own protective armor. One of the mammals that appeared under the iron hand of evolution was man. Theology intimated that the earth was created at nine o ' clock one morning 4004 years B. C. Here is, apparently, some discrepancy. Al- though I have profound respect for science, I must give due weight to the Hebrew tradition for I have direct evidence upon the subject. I have ridden the horse that was created four thousand and four years before the start of the Christian Era. This horse is unique (unus equus) ; there must have been something about his creation for he was not like other horses. I mounted and buried my spurs in his flanks. He sighed sor- rowfully, but gave no other sign of recognition. " Get up, " I said. " Neigh, " quoth he. So I dismounted to examine him. Now my riding teacher has said to hunt for trouble in a horse as you would in an auto. I did so, with negative results ; his ignition system appeared in good order, for when he walked he hit on all four. Furthermore, he was well tired — quite fagged out in fact. I could find nothing wrong until I thought about that word " auto " — Ah, said I, I have it! I must perform an autopsy. So saying I slew that horse ; 5,929 years of horse flesh vanished like a ship in the night. He passed his post mortem examination with a high average and I sold him to a local restaurant. Outside of the horse I have found very little evidence to support the Hebrew tradition of the Genesis. Inside of the horse I found many startling phenomena, but none, indeed, that was valuable to the theory. So I looked to man! Now, let us look at man scientifically. He is a biped, a mammal, and a vertebrate. There is ground for argument on the last point, for some men obviously have no backbone. As for man ' s credentials as a mammal we need refer to no higher authority than Shakespeare ' s allusion to the milk of human kindness. No one, I believe, will deny that man is a biped — he has two feet, and there is that. (Although, I must con- fess that recent research in the Kentucky mountains has revealed a race of sixfooters. For reasons beyond the scope of this text, we neglect them in the course of our discussion.) Having established beyond the shadow of a doubt that man is a vertebrate, biped mammal, we have thrown a great deal of light upon his origin. There are very few vertebrate, biped mammals: man, ape, monkey, and the vinck, a beast of whom we know nothing. He was ex- tinct five million years ago, and left no fossils anywhere. There is not a physical trace of him in existence, and we have no written records — he is utterly pxtinct. However, the man, ape, and monkey will furnish material for discussion. [ 159 ] Rather than resort to vivisection and autopsy let us consider the fossil remains of the three races we mentioned above— science makes no bones about the study of fossils. My predecessors, Darwin, Huxley, and Jolsen, all made rare col- lections of bones, but Jolsen ' s collection is by far the most interesting. Darwin and Huxley found no skeletons of man, because man, so they say kept away from large bodies of water. This theory hardly holds water— I prefer the data of J olsen. Although Jolsen had few fossils of his own, he told me just where to find the clues I wanted. Following his advice I went to a small island in the Atlantic at n5 10 and w6 and began to dig. My labors were well rewarded, for after excavating 361 cubic feet of earth I found the fossils I hunted, a single pair of bones, of the frame of the Benzene man. Those two bones would mean nothing to the lay- man but by a careful examination of them I was able to reproduce the skeleton of the man. Nothing remained of the anterior and posterior trunk nor of the cranial suitcase ; all was decayed except these two small bones ' from the palm of his hand. They were cubical in form and meas- ured fifty-seven hundredths of an inch on a side. When I told this tact to Doctor Bird, my colleague, he was speechless. After determining the shape and dimensions of the bones, I knew at once that the Benzene man was of the Plastic Age, that he was be- tween three and four feet high, that he was prognathous and measured six feet from jaw to jaw. His eyes, as I readily perceived, were like snake eyes; he had a language and called all his female cousins Little Phoebe and each male cousin Little Joe. His civilization was tar ad- vanced for I found evidence of box cars in the two palm bones And, last of all, he lived fifty billion years before the first glacial epoch, knew some elementary engineering, and was proficient in Economics. This was the last discovery of my long and useful career, for I died shortly after returning to the United States. However, I am confident that mv work will be carried on by Prof. Bird. At my deathbed he stood bv me ' to the last. I knew that my hour had come, and a moment bet ore mv death I said to him, " Bird, the Benzine man had ten little fingers and ten little toes. " So saying, I closed my eyes and fell into a comfort- able sleep from which I never awoke. There is still some question as to whether or not my dissolution can have actually occurred, for my banker informed Bird, just yesterday, that I am insolvent. However, Bird can testify that there was nothing ques- tionable about my demise. C. P. N. Pointer. End of this Freshman ' s notebook. [ 160 ] Porter: De man in room seben done hang hisself ! Clerk: Hanged himself! Did you cut him down? Porter : No sah. He ain ' t dead yet. Observer to trombone player blowing furiously: Look here, brother, if you want to pull that thing apart, get around in front. First Cynic : There ' s no truth. Second Cynic : How true. FOUND IN AD DEP ' T OF REVIEW For rent, desirable furnished room on West Main. Eastern exposure, steam heat (sometimes), two alcoves, colonial fireplace (unused), cot, other furniture. Extra — one (1) 1903 Victrola with new crank, three slightly cracked records. Good janitor service. Present incumbent ' s reasons for leaving : 1. Chemistry. 2. French. 3. Calculus. 4. Condition in History. Sign on Ford : Not lazy. Just shiftless. [ 161 ] ENGLISH: LECTURE XX FORMULA FOR LETTER-WRITING a. In seventeen seconds : She has been made happy. Mother knows you are well. Father realizes you are broke. b. In five minutes : Dear ( " Very glad [package. J Charmed to receive your j letter. It was very nice [Delighted [postal. f to get your card. [special J to hear from you. I should have answered your J postal before. [candy. [letter f meetings Due to J unforeseen circumstances I have been unable to answer your [studies [letter j special until today, [postal Have you heard the latest? What do you think? Mary r Joe ! Vivian is engaged to J Tom ! They are going to be Betty I Eddie ! ! ! I Peggy I Monty ! [arrested f summer. [to South America j married this J June. I heard that they are going to work [sued [fall. [abroad [horserace. right after the | wedding. Don ' t you think it is perfectly [trial. [ atrocious adorable for them to do this? [criminally negligent [ 162 ] ( " heavenly Everything is just J fine up here now. I am at present I so-so [going D (math [excellent. J passing in J gym but my average is fierce. I leading the class [Spanish [punk. ( " tear away [better I must -j close now. Hoping you are well [end [no sicker I am [Decidedly J Very truly yours [Affectionately your PUBLIC SPEAKING: LECTURE 678. ORATION Four score minus a few years ago this school brought forth new students conceived in learning and dedicated to the proposition that all Freshmen are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great struggle testing whether we or any other mortals so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of this struggle. We have come to dedicate a portion of this field as a final resting place for those who flunked that we might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense we cannot withdraw, we cannot lessen, we cannot eliminate the pain which they endured. The brave ones living and dying who struggled here have suffered far above our poor power to add or detract. The student body will little note nor long remember what Profs say there but the victims can never forget what they did there. It is for us, the living, rather to carry on the unfinished work which those who went there have so nobly brought forth. It is for us rather to promote the work before us that from these unhonored martyrs we shall take increased devotion to that for which they gave their last cent of tuition ; that we have highly resolve that those flunkers shall not have been kicked out in vain ; that we poor mortals under our dear teachers shall have a new thirst for knowledge and that we shall toil and burn the midnight oil that more like those sent on before us shall not perish from our domain. (Did I tell you about the nightmare I had last night?) (You needn ' t. I saw her.) [ 163 ] [ 164 ] OUR DICTIONARY To pet: Being kind to dumb animals and dumb animals being kind to each other. Home : A vacant place where the postman leaves mail. A plate ball players use. Neck : A collar rack. A device for spending an evening. Compact : An article signed in the Mayflower. Also for restoring the skin you love to touch. Engagement : A military skirmish. Period before real battle. Mary ' s a terrible cheater at golf. Are you sure? Yeah. No matter how many times she hits the ball she always calls " four " . J=3 First Stude: Did you get your Phil? Second Stude: Yeah, I got Plenty. HELEN— MORE OF IT. I loved Helen. Hell ensued. No use yellin ' I loved Helen. She my tellin ' Misconstrued. I loved Helen. Helen sued. Mother: How did you lose your front teeth, son? Son: Shifting gears on a lollipop. " A woman is at the bottom of everything, " moaned a farmer, as he pulled his wife out of the well. [ 165 ] Tears Her eyes are cool and grey, and lighted each by one far star that hung past seven curtains of grey mist. When she cried I laughed aloud. I had never seen a star dissolve before. I 166 J What Millikin Has Been Thinking About — Editorials from The Decaturian. [ 1C7 ] Chapel There is a prevailing tendency, especially among smaller colleges, to let anyone " come out and talk to the students. " The men who come have often had no experi- ence in dealing with college people and are in no sense teachers. For the most part these talks are of no value and accomplish little. The speaker is in too many cases either a joke or sleep producer rather than an inspiration. It would seem as though this condition exists because the proper emphasis is not placed upon the educational value of chapel. There are few instructors who would let anyone else teach their classes. Just any visiting evan- gelist who called up over the phone would not be given a position as an instructor in Bible for a few days. Most colleges are particular about their faculty. Chapel is the place for the bringing of new thoughts and inspirations. This does call for a variety of speakers, but it is none the less a regular required course at the university. It seems as though this course should develop an appreciation among the student body of good speaking and clear thought. It should broaden their view points and give them a whole- some respect for many things that were unknown to them before they entered the college. The exclusion of certain speakers, or rather, the selec- tion of good speakers, would not mean the sacrificing of free thought any more than the selection of a capable fac- ulty means the exclusion of ideas. Certainly the time has come when the college should plan its chapel course with the same care that it uses in planning its other courses. The first step in doing this would be to select chapel speakers who are capable 01 pro- ducing thoughts and holding interest. r 168 ] Overhauling the Alma Mater College songs need to be overhauled. We were reason- ably certain of this when we read last week ' s article on college songs. After hearing the Intercollegiate Glee Club concert, we are convinced. Thirteen college songs and not a good one in the lot! Not one that would lend itself to group singing. Certainly the Alma Mater song of the college should in some way rep- resent the spirit of that college. It should contain beauty and rhythm and above all it should be singable. We listened in vain for such a song Monday night. The words of most of the songs were senseless. They all contained expressions such as, " Hail, Hail, " " Love to eternity, " " Fair fame. " Then came our own " Millikin Loyalty, " with a perfectly foolish reference to " land or sea. " Certainly it would not have been out of place to sing, " think boys, think of the purple and the pink. " Most of Millikin Loyalty sounds all right when a trained club sings it, but we all know that it does not lend itself to group singing. Too many college songs are strained and unnatural. When we read their words we laugh and when we try to sing them we groan in despair. What do we want? Something like the Union College song that we printed last week. There ' s a road and there ' s a river comes a running from the west, Where the sunny hills are dipping to the vale, And the singing of the river puts song into the breast, As we ' re stepping down the Mohawk trail. There is a challenge to anyone who is entering the Millikin song contest. We need an inaugural song and we can use a " fightem " football song, but above all we need a good group song. [ 169 ] " Mentally Deficient " According to news reports, Art B. Hickox, of the driv- ing campaign, recently stated that drivers of old decorated Fords are " probably mentally deficient. " And yet, in so stating, Mr. Hickox is calling one of the most democratic manifestations of the western university a lack of mentality. The old car is the college man laughing at poverty. He is broke most of the time and is not afraid to admit it. But what of the year after he graduates. It is then that he must become a man of the world. He and his young wife can no longer ride in a decorated Ford. It becomes necessary for him to buy a car on credit, to enter the build- ing and loan, and to purchase a fur coat on the installment plan. Like thousands of other American people he will use credit in order to live far beyond his income. Perhaps Mr. Hickox is right, perhaps the first is lack of mentality and the years after graduation show the real sanity. Perhaps ignoring social customs is a sign of poor mentality. But if such be the case, there are many who much prefer to remain " mentally deficient. " [ 170 ] Nobody Will Claim the Radical Investigators have been busy of late, assuring Cham- bers of Commerce that college students are not radical. State universities have issued statements that they do not harbor any " Reds " . If universities are not developing radicals it is time for them to close their doors. A radical is usually considered a man who is departing from the general order of things. Washington and Lincoln were radicals. Theodore Roose- velt was a radical with his labor policies. Woodrow Wil- son was a radical, and the joining of the World Court and the income tax were radical moves. At twenty, Wilson wrote a paper that would still class him as a " Red " in nearly any group. Certainly there must be some mistake in the reports that college students are not radical. Surely civilization has not been checked ; there must be seme radical students somewhere. [ 171 ] Mr. Bellis For eight years a tall genial grey haired man has gone quietly about Millikin performing a great service unmarked but none the less precious. He made mathematics a living and interesting study. His large experience gave him a practical viewpoint that made him one of those rare instructors who view knowl- edge as a whole. Every day in classes he had some amusing true story to tell about the application of the particular problem at hand. Once he demonstrated a parabola by telling how Coach Stagg taught Walter Eckersall to kick a punt. Mr. Bellis was a man who made of teaching an art, a passion and a religion. His major interest in life was the teaching of young men and women. He was so young in the spirit of his class room, and so closely in contact with the life of students, that all were surprised to find that he was seventy years old. Few students had ever imagined that Mr. Bellis was much over fifty. There is one expression that is truly typical of him. It embodies all the projection of his geniality. After he had finished the explanation of a formula he would turn around to say, " Are you with me, brother? " In losing Mr. Bellis Millikin has lost a prince among teachers, a " brother " in solving the great human equation. [ 172 ] All Hail! The worries of the educational expert are at an end. His problems have all been solved, for Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut, has discovered the ideal means of education. The college ' s dean recently stated, " It is our duty to disregard the individual and to turn out a Trinity type. " It is apparent that the dean meant what he said for when Malcolm Stevenson took issue with the dean through the student publication, the editor was suspended from school for one month. Certainly the dean is pursuing a wise course. He is using the same means that so effectively stopped individual expression in regard to Christianity, the means that out- lawed modern invention, and the means that is expected to stop the teaching of the theory of evolution. Certainly the dean must be an ardent student of history. It will be interesting to see just what the Trinity mind will be. Surely such a system will produce a Trinity type president who will rule the nation in the Trinity way. Whatever the type, there will be no flaws ; the student who has an off nerve cell will be thrust out just as Malcolm Stevenson was thrust out. No more need for such things as the Dartmouth re- port; student forums and conferences have served their purpose. The problem is solved and all students who would amount to anything in this world should turn their eyes toward Trinity. [ 173 ] Sorority Hokum Millikin has some two hundred and fifty Freshmen. At least half of these are women. And yet, there were only fifty girls pledged last Saturday. Naturally some of these girls refused bids, but there is more than one poor Freshman who is turning herself wrong side out to see just what is the matter with her. And, in most cases, there is nothing wrong. Perhaps she does not have quite as much money, maybe she does not attract as many men, or act as " cute " as some of the pledges. But in most cases, even this does not enter into the bidding. A girl must of necessity have a " drag. " The girl from her home town must have great influence in the sorority and, above all, the greater part of the chapter must not know the Freshman too well. The theory that the Greek letter societies choose the best women on the campus is nothing more or less than plain hokum. Let any fraternity woman or pledge face the facts in her own organization honestly and she will be forced to admit that nine out of every ten women are pledged through the personal influ- ence of some member. The Freshman woman who is suffering the agonies of self examination should realize this fully. The life with- out a sorority will do her no harm. Perhaps she will never attain social heights as a Freshman, but she will do more good hard individual thinking than any pledge can ever hope to do. As for the pledge, it might be well for her to realize that she is more lucky than valuable. She should at least attempt to remedy a bad situation by being decent enough to come down from her high and mighty position and by showing not only courtesy but friendship to her less lucky classmates. [ 174 ] Machinery and Hearts Norman Angell pointed out that it really didn ' t make much difference whether the United States joined the World Court or not; her attitude towards the rest of the world is the same. Babbitt likes to play with the machinery but he seldom accomplishes much. The same thing is only too true in a college. Students and faculty members like to play with the machinery. They make rules as to when girls shall come in at night. Fra- ternities attempt to beat knowledge into their pledges with paddles. Sororities change the time of rushing. Colleges try compulsory and non compulsory chapel, vaudeville cha- pel and religious chapel. The student council organizes and disorganizes. But in spite of the tinkering with the frame work, there are not many great changes. Fraternity pledges con- tinue to flunk until they learn the real value of study thru their own experience. In spite of sorority rushing rules, old offenders are still offenders. Town girls stay out when they please and make just as good grades as the girls who are forced to stay in a few nights a week. Chapel is just about the same as it was five years ago and the student council hits about the same place. There has been a great deal of advancement at Millikin but very little of it has been thru rules. The important thing is not to make the student do but to make him desire to do. Certainly a college should pay more attention to the heart of opportunity and the duty of the small college. [ 175 ] Straight Jacket Religion Dr. Lampe brought to Millikin religious talks without a ministerial attitude or salesmanship methods. One reason why the college student finds himself so vague on every question of religion is that a minister can talk about everything under the shining sun in straight English in a pleasing conversational tone, until he gets to the subject of his vocation— then he strikes an attitude, tampers with his voice and speaks eloquently in another language. People can talk about music, poetry, literature, in sim- ple terms of honest appreciation. But the reliance of most religious enthusiasts on certain stock phrases erects a stout wall between whatever spiritual truth the minister may have to offer and the college student ' s seeking after truth. When a student does feel something fine he finds it im- possible to fit it into the straight jacket of religious con- versation, and he becomes discouraged — and irreligious. " Something there is, " says Robert Frost, " that doesn ' t love a wall. " A Jesus would know better than to shut his truth behind a wall of dyed in the wool words. A Jesus would know that men ' s souls are of finer stuff than rubber that would bounce in divine ecstasy when he raised his voice in his limited repertoire of " washed in the blood of the lamb, " " saved by grace, " " divine love. " Dr. Lampe is proving that Christianity would do better without slogans and a sales talk. [ 176 ] [ 177 ] Millikin ' s Quarter-Centennial Celebration Millikin held her Quarter-Centennial Celebration on the twenty-ninth and thirtieth of April and the first of May. It was marked by a faculty masque, an academic processional, and many prominent lecturers. The Masque Alma Mater was presented Friday night in the audi- torium by members of the Millikin faculty. It was written by Miss Davida McCaslin, Miss Fay Fisher, and Mrs. Sidney Smith, and read by Miss Norma Connor. Friday, Founder ' s Day, began with an academic procession of the President, Faculty, and Senior Class, from the Conservatory to the Audi- torium. The procession was followed by addresses given by H. M. Owen, President David Kinley of the University of Illinois, Dr. Albert Reynolds Taylor, president emeritus of Millikin, Dr. A. G. Bergen of the Univer- sity ' s board of trustees, Dr. A. E. Turner, president of Lincoln College, and Charles E. Lee, president of the Millikin Alumni Association. Friday noon the guests of the University were entertained at a luncheon in Aston Hall. Dr. Boyd H. Bode of the Ohio State University and Dr. Harvey G. Townsend of Smith College spoke Friday afternoon; Dr. George A. Tawney spoke Friday night on Religion and Experimen- tation. Saturday was Alumni Day, and was marked by an address by Dr. William McAndrew, superintendent of Chicago schools, in the morning, class-reunion luncheons at noon, a track meet and baseball game Saturday afternoon, and an Alumni banquet Saturday night. Judge Olson, chief justice of the Chicago municipal courts, spoke on crime and its preven- tion after the banquet. Many Millikin alumni returned for the event, and there was much interest shown among the students themselves and throughout Decatur. Millikin has completed its first quarter-of-a-century step; there is much to be done and much that we will be able to do in the next twenty-five years. L 178 ] Relay Carnival The national high school quarter mile relay record, and four other Millikin interscholastic records were smashed in Millikin ' s sixth annual spring Relay Carnival held on J. M. U. field April 24. Tilden High of Chicago set the new national mark with a time of 45 3-10 seconds, nine- tenths of a second under the old mark of 46 1-5, made in 1910 by Univer- sity High of Chicago. Paterson, the best dash man of the meet, together with Kiss, Davia, and Malin, composed the Tilden team. Although this race was the feature of the meet, there were many other good marks set, and four former Millikin Relay Carnival records were shattered. The nationally known Urbana mile relay team surpassed the Millikin record by four seconds in taking this event in three minutes and 35 seconds. The other relay record that fell came as a result of Spring- field ' s victory in the two mile relay, the Capitol city lads running this event in nine minutes, 14 3-10 seconds. Paterson of Tilden broke two dash records in the morning prelim- inaries, clipping one-tenth of a second from the 100 yard dash mark by running it in 10 1-10 seconds. He also established a new mark in the 220 yard dash, running it in 23 1-10 seconds. Although Millikin scored no points for the events of the meet, De- catur newspaper records show that Benld gained the greatest number of points in the special events, with a total of twenty-two, and Tilden of Chicago stood second with eleven. Novotny of Benld was high point man with twelve points, and Paterson of Tilden followed with ten. Benld presented a well balanced track team. No records were broken in the special events outside of the 100 and 220 dashes. The field was soggy due to the heavy rains the night before, and the track was slightly slow, although in fine condition. The entire meet was held under the disad- vantages of a high wind and chilly weather. Five hundred athletes from fifty-five schools participated in Millikin ' s largest and best Relay Carnival, and eighteen schools placed in the spe- cial events. An added feature of the affair was the presence of Dan Kinsey and Loren Murchison, two Olympic stars, who gave exhibition races. Dan, who is world ' s champion 75 yard hurdler, and a brother of our own Bill, ran the high hurdles, while Bill, a member of the J. M. U. track team, opposed him running the low hurdles. Loren Murchison, one of the world ' s greatest sprinters, competed against Hastings and Seago of the Blue track team in 100 and 220 exhibition races. Many of the visiting athletes were entertained at fraternity houses, and as much as possible was done for the teams to get them acquainted with Millikin and Millikin people. Coach Eugene Sutherd managed the meet, aided by Student Mana- gers Joe Carp and John Miller. [ 179 ] THESE ORGANIZATIONS BOOST ILLIKIN AT DECATUR Y. M. C. A. Elks Club Kiwanis Club Optimists Club Lions Club City Club Y. W. C. A. Knights of Columbus Rotary Club Moose Club Decatur Motor Club Association of Commerce [ 180 ] oAdrertising iredory HlllMllMlimiiuiind Page Auto Parts Co 194 Becktold Cover Co 225 Bijou Theater 205 Blakney Plum 206 Brown the Furrier 199 Citizens National Bank 182 College Inn 199 College Supply Store 223 Conklin ' s Bakery 191 W. J. Crawford Shoe Store 210 Daut Bros 190 Davis Drug Store " 83 Eecatur Drug Co 214 Decatur Dry Goods Co ... , 217 Decatur Lumber Co 1 95 Decatur Malleable Iron Co 225 Decatur Music Store 205 Decaturian 217 Drobisch and Keiser 193 J. L. Eisele the Tailor..... 227 Emerson Piano House 195 Empress Theater 201 Fields-Wareham Co 187 Flint-Eaton Drug Co 194 Folrath and Folrath 195 Franklin Tire Battery Co 201 Wm. Frede and Sons 206 H. S. Gebhart Co 193 Guest ' s 217 Wm. Gushard Co 184 Haines and Essicks 190 Hamman Bros 206 John Hancock Insurance 193 Henderson Dry Goods Co 189 Herald Printing Stationery Co 229 Cody Holmes 201 Lee Homebrook 210 Hotel Orlando 219 Hoyt ' s Cigar Store 225 C. A. Hupp Tobacco Co 190 Illinois Power and Light 197 Judy Candy Co 206 A. Kaufman Co 202 Lincoln Sq. Cafe 210 Lincoln Sq. Theater 187 Linn and Scruggs 217 Linxweiler Printing Co ..189 Page Lyon Lumber Co 186 W. T. McFadden 1 87 Macon County Coal Co 213 Meredith Co 186 Michl ' s Cigar Store 227 C. R. Miller Sons 191 Millikin Conservatory of Music 218 Millikin National Bank 185 Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co 202 Morehouse and Wells 191 C. A. Morrow ' s Art Shop 189 Mueller Co 215 Myer and Sons 194 National Bank of Decatur 203 National Grocer Co 193 Neman? Cloak and Suit Co 190 Neustadt Clothing Store 210 Norman ' s Laundry Dry Cleaning Co 206 Parlor Market 202 Chas. Pease 223 Peterson Landon 189 Polar Co 213 Purity Baking Co 227 Rembrandt Studio 203 Review Printing Stationery Co 201 Rex Electric Store 225 Frank Riedel, Plumber 223 Sam ' s Confectionery 213 Drs. J. W. R. Zink Sanders 199 Eber M. Spence, Insurance 210 John Spott Cigar Store 194 Stafford Engraving Co 228 A. E. Staley Mfg. Co 207 J. G. Starr Sons 209 Stewart Dry Goods Co 205 S-W Yellow Cab Co 214 J. M. Tucker, Groceries 223 Union Iron Works 102 C. E. Ward Sons 1 86 Walrus Mfg. Co 221 Weilepp Stuckey 214 West End Cleaners 189 C. Ray Widick 187 Wilks, The Tailor 205 Wolfe Furniture Co ....209 [ 181 ] WHAT IS SERVICE IN BANKING? NOWADAYS one hears a great deal of senseless talk about service, — but what is service? Is it just an advertising catch- word, or can it really mean something? To the CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK service is almost a living thing. For the small depositor, it means friendliness ; will- ingness to advise when advice is asked; and ability to care for his banking in a thorough manner. To the big and little depositor, it means this, plus swiftness, accuracy and ability to carry on banking business that they will like. Try it here and you will like it. THE CITIZENS NATIONAL B ANK NORTH WATER AND NORTH PARK [ 182 ] STATIC First Darky (watching airplane) : Sho nuff, boy, I ' d sho hate to be up there with that airplane. Second Ditto : Say, boy, I ' d sho hate to be up there without it ! " I ' m in a class by myself, " said the professor as he arrived eight minutes late. What is the definition of a skunk? Johnny : A small animal to be killed with a pole. Mary: Some of your wash was jumping around on the line last night. Jane : That must have been my athletic underwear. A certain party: My these flowers are fresh. There is some dew on them yet. Gene: Er-yes. But I hope to pay it to- morrow. Cop: I ' m going to arrest you when you come out on shore. Man in water: Ha Ha! I ' m not coming out. I ' m committing suicide. Henderson : If I say month you think " thirty days " . Then if I say " thirty days " what do you think of? Stude : Jail. Jlll[lllllllllllllllllllllMllliiiiiiiiiiiiictiiiiiiiagiii3iiiliiiiiiMiiiiMifiiiiiloiiiiiiiit[iiiiigiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiliiliiiiiiiiiiiiill YOUR CONFIDENCE Is our best asset and we are constantly endeavoring to merit that confidence, by furnishing the best service and merchandise obtainable at a low cost to you. THE DAVIS DRUG STORE MAIN AND OAKLAND [ 183 ] OUALITY VALUE SERVICE CI aeer f 11 1 n ess O begin the day with a song f§ in the heart is already to have _ conquered half a day of toil. Executives know that there is more driving power in a humorous story than in the lash of a Simon Le- gree. Pes simism, dolefulness, solemnity are not good form. Life in its or- dinary aspect is serious enough. It readily responds to the tonic of a cheery face, a smiling lip, a friendly nod. A sense of humor betokens a good disposition, and a good disposition ren- ders hardships endurable, makes the daily tasks pleasant, and turns indiffer- ence to friendliness and good will. This store gives encouragement to the habit of smiling. Its atmosphere is conducive to a sunny disposition. William Gushard Company r 184 ] Founded A. D. 1860 by James Mlllikin MILLION NATIONAL BANK Oldest, Largest Bank in Decatur EVERY BANKING FACILITY AFFORDED Checking Accounts — Savings Accounts Certificates of Deposit SAVINGS DEPARTMENT PAYS 3% —INTEREST — 3% SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT A Rest Room for Ladies Conference Rooms Customers ' Room Everybody Welcome [ 185 ] I C. E. WARD SONS Wholesale Grocers 700 E. Cerro Gordo St. Decatur, 111. The only Wholesale Grocery in Decatur controlled and owned by local capital. Exclusive Distributors of GOLD AND SILVER BAR CALIFORNIA FRUITS HART ' S BRAND OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WARD BRAND COFFEE, SPICES AND FOODS For Sale Only by Independent Grocers iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHllillllllllllllllllllllll l IIIIIIIIIMIIIIlllllllll1HlllllllllllllllllMIIIIIIIIIIIINIIIIHIIIII r 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 HMNunnnHiiMMiiniiinMMinnlHy!iiiUHiH3nHyiinnii!!:s«0HllHniUiinilu«niinnntiitHiiiiiiiitifiiiiiitillliiinMiliniiiitiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiinMiiniir The Greatest Four-Word Sentence in the English Language: " I OWN A HOME " The Importance of a Home is being universally recognized. A decided move- ment for Better Homes has been active for the past few years throughout the United States. The better class maga- zines, newspapers, and schools are stress- ing it. We have at the disposal of those people who are interested in Better Homes a complete library of plans. We have plan men to help them develop plans for their own Homes, from the many ideas they have gathered, and put it into the regular blue-print form with specifications. The Home Builder is then ready to take bids on the cost. This service without expense or obligation. Lyon Lumber Company Makers of Lyon Woodwork For Homes Cerro Gordo at Broadway Since 1878 [ 186 ] Spalding ' s Guaranteed Athletic Goods Fishing Tackle Party Favors and Decorations Waterman, Parker, and Wahl Fountain Pens and Eversharp Pencils Mac engraves the name free Ring Book Covers Books and Stationery Kodaks — Kodak Finishing Picture Framing f BUY IT AT JKT.AfcFADDE V 429 N. Water St. Phone Main 353 LincolN SQUARE THEATRE Decatur ' s Amusement Center Novelty Golden Stage Voiced Productions Twin Organ ORCHESTRA lllllllIllllllllfllllllIIII IIIIIIIIIlllFIII9IIIIIIIIIBIEIIIItllllllllllIlllllfIllllllllllltllllllfllllll lllllllllllllllllQIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIBIIIIIIIIIIIIflllllllllllllllfllllllt " Smart Styles for the College Miss " PieldsVarehamfo. -MART WEAR SB FOR WOMEN " Where you see the new styles first ' " (IIIIII1IIEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! FARIES PARK INN JIIIIIIIMIIIIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIigilllillMllllnilllllll!IIIIMIIIIMIIIIlllllllE!lllll1llltllllllMllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllMMIIIIIIIIHMI Serving Tasty Luncheons, Dinners, and Delicious Drinks Canoe Livery and Bathing Beach SPECIAL RATES TO MILLIKIN ORGANIZATIONS LYNDLE NEWMAN, Mgr. Phone County 981-11 Spend Your Vacation on LAKE DECATUR Bathing, Boating and Canoeing Lakeside Boat Canoe Service Nelson Park Main 2254 L 187 ] For Prompt Service and Quality Work, call The West End Cleaners 139 S. Oakland Main 7518 Cleaning, Pressing, and Repairing The place built on Personal Service DRY GOODS CO. 138 E. Prairie St. Millinery and Ready to Wear A Specialty JiiEiiiiiiiiiiiiiMUiiMiMiirtrmiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiitiigiimiioii iiiiimitmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mini mm mi inn HARDWARE SUPPLIES I n = Prompt, Efficient, Economical and for = = Guaranteed Millikin Fraternities and i Sororities F. L. LANDON " 1 Real Millikin Booster " SHOE REPAIR SERVICE F. C. PETERSON 134 SOUTH OAKLAND irui[i !!Mii:;;:nitii;[i ' !i![iiiii iiti![ir!i ' M " .! ' !iHiii iiiinHiiiKi ' iiiiiiiiiiH tiuiihiniiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiniKi iiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiii C. A. MORROW ART SHOP Kodaks " We Frame Pictures Right " 112 E. PR AIRIE STREET DECATUR, ILL. DEVELOPING AND PRINTING EVERY DAY EASTMAN FILMS KODAK BOOKS MEMORY BOOKS PICTURES AND FRAMES GIFT BOOKS SPORTING GOODS GOLF AND TENNIS PLACE AND TALLY CARDS BIRTHDAY CARDS STATIONERY iiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiiiiiiiiBiiireiiiiiiiiCBiiiiiiiDfaeiBiEirEiiiifcriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitisiiiiEttiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir 259 S. PARK ST., DECATUR, ILL. Linxweiler Building t m ] C. A. HUPP TOBACCO CO. ' Say it with Flowers " CORSAGE BOUQUETS 625-628 East Cerro Gordo Street Arrangement of violets, sweet peas, roses, sweetheart roses and other sea- sonable flowers. DECATUR, ILL. DAUT BROS., Florists 120 East Prairie St. ■ ■■■■■■■I ■ ll ll ■••■■■■■■•■■■■I i mi mi inn 1 1 mill iiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiniiiiir ' WHAT ' S NEW AT NEWMANS " If It ' s New— It ' s Here! it ' s here — it ' s new I A slogan that is a fact no matter how you twist it — Newman ' s styles are famous for their Quality and Values. They show not only the practical, but the desired. The slogan, " If It ' s New It ' s Here, " is a five word lecord of the Past — a promise for the Future. THANK YOU ofiiwmaM Jll I MINIMI Ill 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 Ill 1 1 1 Mlllllllll M Mill Mill II 111! Ill BOOKS (Anv Kind) KODAKS Quick Finishing — 7 hour Service SPORTING GOODS AND SPORT CLOTHING TOYS AND GAMES Masquerade Suits and Masks HAINES ESSICK CO. PHONOGRAPHS AND GIFT SHOP (Gifts f r All the Year) PICTURES AND FRAMES Main 1256 FOUR SELLING FLOORS — ELEVATOR SERVICE 217 N. Water Street Decatur, 111. PARTY FAVORS Balloons Inflated Decorations Tennis Rackets Restrung Fountain Pens Repaired Phonographs Repaired Typewriters Repaired — Any Make Typewriters for Rent — Sale Terms OFFICE SUPPLIES SCHOOL BOOKS STATIONERY CIRCULATING LIBRARY [ 190 ] C. R. MILLER SONS Building Contractors Telephone Main 410 724 North Main Street Decatur, Illinois Designers and Builders of Distinctive Homes „„„, i ii imiiiii i i i i i i it " i:i him minium i mr DON ' T SAY BREAD SAY— ONKUNS HOLSUM OR KLEEN MAID There ' s a Difference in Bread ,„ iiiimimiiimi i n n ' miiiii n ■ m iiiiiiimiiiiiiiiimiiii ur MOREHOUSE WELLS CO. Headquarters for SPORTING GOODS — RADIO — HARDWARE HOUSE FURNISHINGS — PAINTS AUTO ACCESSORIES BUILDERS HARDWARE BUILDERS SUPPLIES [ 191 ] [ 192 ] of Boston. Massachusetts T. W. BORUFF General Agent ELDON GEIGER CECIL F. ABRAMS FRED G. THOMPSON Special Agents TEN SUMMER STYLES IN Queen Quality Straps and Ties $6.00 Pr, — Footwear of quality where style reigns supreme. Always the leader cf fashion. $6 pair. 401-406 Millikin Bank Building Phone Main 265 HSGEbhartO MIIIMIII IIII II III 1 1 Mill IIIIIMIIICI I IIIM IIEI! I ■!■ [ [III11ICII I [IIIII llllll Mill [ lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIII OAK CREST HIGHLAWNS CHERRY BLOSSOM Any articles of food covered by the above Brands are Pure, Whole- some, and as fine as can be produced in their respective grades. Sold at All Grocers NATIONAL GROCER COMPANY DECATUR, ILLINOIS iiimimiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiiiniiiiiiiiHifiiiminiiiiiuiiEBiE! Millikin Men will always find here the Newest in College Apparel and HART SCHAFFNER MARX FINE CLOTHES " Decatur s Only Hart Schaffner Marx Store " DROBISCH-KEISER CO. 129 North Water Street L 193 ] A Handy Meeting Place 1063 N. Water St. Main 1866 | j CIGARS j CIGARETTES 1 TOBACCO GOODRICH TIRES AND j full line of pipes TUBES | AUTO ACCESSORIES j I BILLIARDS RADIO SETS AND PARTS | JOHN SPOTTS ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES j 112 Merchant St. jii.iiiniii 111 1 mi 11111 111 111 11 11 mi 1 mini ■■: linn i ininiii i mi Myer So WALL PAPER, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES AND GLASS SIGNS OF ALL KINDS lltlllllllllllllllllllllll»llltlllllllllllllllIIIIIAlllllllllllllllllEII lllll IIIIIBIIIIlllllllllllltlItllilllllllllBIVllllllllllllliaillllllllllK1IIHIIIII lllllllllllllll3llr Compliments of Flint, Eaton Company Pharmaceutical Chemists 148-152 N. Franklin St. Decatur, Illinois STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO VISIT OUR LABORATORIES [ 194 ] Pianos — Player Pianos — Musical Instruments — Victrolas EMERSON PIANO HOUSE " The Old Reliable House of Music ' 143-145 N. Main St. SPECIALISTS in FOOTWEAR for YOUNG FOLKS SNAPPY NEW STYLES in QUALITIES that WEAR LUMBER The Decatur Lumber Mfg. Company 666 NORTH WATER Phones, Main 854, Main 4466 Decatur, Illinois [ 195 ] S E R V Guardian of E L Health! NOW IT IS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF TRULY ADE- QUATE AND EFFICIENT REFRIGERATION— SERVEL ELECTRIC REFRIGERATION — CLEAN, DRY, PURE, COLD— ALWAYS BELOW THE DANGER POINT OF 50 DE- GREES—FAITHFULLY GUARDING YOUR HEALTH — EVERY HOUR — DAY AND NIGHT. Complete Models in Capacities for Any Home as Low as $295.00 Completely Installed A SERVEL UNIT Can Be Installed Easily and Economically in in Your Own Refrigerator The first cost is surprisingly small — the operating expense lower than that of the inadequate methods of the past — and the easy payment plan places the SERVEL within the means of every home. 124 South Water St. ILLINOIS POWER AND LIGHT CORPORATION Phone Main 1 [ 197 ] WE HAVE THE BEST COLLEGE NEWSPAPER IN THE STATE It has been so declared for the past two years in the state contest. SUPPORT YOUR WEEKLY PAPER SUBSCRIBE FOR THE DEC ATURIAN [ 198 ] CHAS. E. BROWN MASTER FURRIER 543 North Water St. Telephone Main 2435 The Greatest Fur Store in Illinois, containing 7000 feet of floor space. Our modern equipped factory, our large cold storage vaults, and our complete stock of Fur Coats, Robes, Chokers, etc., enable us to supply your needs in anything in Furs, and also pro- tection when they are not in use. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii;iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir THIS SPACE COMPLIMENTS OF DRS. J. W. AND R. ZINK SANDERS MILLIKIN BUILDING ' DECATUR, ILL. Illlllllllllllllllllllllll lllllllllllllllllllilllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll mi ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii ■ ■ ■ 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 tl li 1 1 r COLLEGE INN COR. OAKLAND AVE. AND WOOD ST. SODAS — SUNDAES — CANDIES — LIGHT LUNCHES " The Place with a Collegiate Atmosphere " WHERE STUDENTS MEET TO CHAT AND EAT VISIT THE COLLEGE INN- MEET OLD FRIENDS- MAKE NEW FRIENDS [ 199 ] [ 200 ] CODY R. HOLMES ! GOODYEAR TIRES I EXIDE BATTERIES PLUMBING AND HEATING j Reliable Merchandise Repair W ork Our Specialty Reliable Service Franklin Tire Battery Company Fairview 346 329 S. Oakland Av., Decatur, 111. i Jllll ,M................MMI.»II»«I« 1 ' ' " ' .lllllllliMHIIMl " " " MII.IIMI11M " ' » ' " .III. " " " E V M A T I N E E Jj l l if SH SSBS j ii D A I L Y E R Y MATINEES — 1:30 to 5:00 NIGHTS — 7:00 to 11:00 SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND HOLIDAYS CONTINUOUS 1:30 TO 11:00 j „ iiiiiiiiiiiiiii •• ■» " » iiiiiiiniiMiiiiiiiiiii i Milium • ' » imiuuiiiiMi m N I G H T FIVE PREMIER LINES " LINCOLN " OFFICE SUITES AND DESKS— Beautiful, dignified, and expressive of your per- sonality. " MILWAUKEE " CHAIRS— Nothing finer. GLOBE-WERNICKE LINE— Filing Equipment and Supplies and Bookcases. HERRING-HALL-MARVIN SAFES— The one safe that is sure to protect your records. TATUM LOOSE LEAF DEVICES— Loose leaf devices and supplies, machine book- keeping supplies. You will make no mistake in tying to these lines REVIEW PRINTING STATIONERY CO. BANK AND OFFICE SUPPLY DEPARTMENT Review Building Main 1811 Decatur, HI. [ 201 ] Compliments of Union Iron Works DECATUR, ILLINOIS Manufacturers of WESTERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ! Shellers and Cleaners STRUCTURAL STEEL CO. | Decatur | St. Louis Chicago Grain Elevator Machinery iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin iiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinir PARLOR MARKET F. N. GOODMAN CO. QUALITY MEATS AND POULTRY Phones— M. 572, M. 805, M. 806 West Side Square jii i mil i i miiii i miiii Milium i inn llllllllllllllllMII [ 202 ] Everything in Metal for Building Photographs of Charm and Distinction — Rembrandt ' s Official Photograher for the 1927 Millidek The Rembrandt Stttdio 314 North Main Street [ 203 ] [ 204 ] f I L K S HOMEOFFINE The Tailor 423 North Water Street First Door North of Empress Theatre 135 North Water Street Hill HI HII I I Hill I MHIl IHIIIII ■ in " in ' i 1,1111 1 Ir Educational Amusements For All ALWAYS POPULAR PRICES FEATURING PARAMOUNT SUPER PICTURES 3 ACTS STANDARD VAUDEVILLE News — Comedy fliiifiiiliiiiiEiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiEiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiciiiliiiiiiiiclBiiriliiiiiiiiiiiJiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiff iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiililiilliiiiiiiiiiiinif iiiiiiiiiiiinir EVERYTHING IN MUSIC Band Instruments — Stringed Instruments Rolls — Records — Sheet Music PIANOS — PHONOGRAPHS — RADIOS DECATUR MUSIC SHOP " The Home of the Steinway " 118 E. WILLIAM ST. MAIN 1550 • j i r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 it i e i e 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 b s ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 e 1 1 1 e c 1 1 1 c f r 1 1 e t i c ■ 1 1 1 1 j r 1 1 1 1 ] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 s c 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 e 1 1 1 1 e ( 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ; 1 1 1 c 1 1 1 1 ■ i b 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 r 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 r STEWART DRY GOODS CO. Incorporated 227-235 NORTH WATER STREET Suits, Coats, Millinery, Dry Goods, Rugs and Draperies Decatur ' s Busy Store Alivays the Lowest Prices [ 205 ] CHEVROLET ¥ SEE IT — RIDE IN IT AS OUR GUEST WM. FREDE SON 126-30 N. Franklin St. Decatur, III. FIREPROOF STORAGE HI09U mOOO HUH I II! S I III I !l 1 1 ) H ! Ill i I ! B IS 8 0 1 8 1 1 9 0 0 1 SI lit 1 1 i 1 8 1 1 i 1 6 1 II 8 0 1 1 1 H 0 6 1 1 H 1 1 U S ! I) B ! i t M H 1 1 1 111 II 1 1 1 1 U 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t II M 1 1 III 1 1 1 1 1 1 H i 1 1 1 1 1 M M 1 1 1 11 II If JUDY CANDY CO. 953 N. Water Distributers of SCHRAFFT ' S BLUE BANNER CHOCOLATES AND J. HUNGERFORD SMITH ' S FOUNTAIN SUPPLIES j 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 i ■ ■ ■ 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 mil ii i:iiiiilliilllliiiiiillilllllllllllllllllliiillllllllllllllllllllllllMiiiillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll To the Millikin Students and Faculty: We sincerely appreciate your courteous patronage during the past school year and hope for a continuance of our pleasant relationship this fall. OUR BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY SUMMER NORMAN LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING CO. MAIN 3800 al | llllltllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIKIIltlll llllllltlllllllllllllMlllllllIllllllllllllf- 23 Point Hand Tailored Clothes LOOKING THE PART Clothes are important factors not only in other peo- ple ' s opinion of you but in your own opinion of yourself. Take stock of your appearance today; then come in to see us. BLAKENEY PLUM 326 N. Water St. THE CLOTHES SHOP Decatur, 111. [ 20G ] COMPLIMENTS of E. STALEY MANUFACTURING COMPANY Decatur, Illinois MANUFACTURERS of Sfaleys PRODUCTS .CORK Syrups Feeds Sugars Oils Starches 1 207 ] Some day when dreams fflF ' B s s come true LET US HELP YOU FURNISH YOUR HOME k WOLFE I " FURNITURE CO. V 246-248 East North St. Illlllllllllllllll Illllllllllllillllllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiIlli!lllll!MIIII!!lll!i:ill1!IUIiIllllllllllllIllllll1 1 1 1 III 1 1 1 1 1 lllll II I Ir BUY YOUR FORD FROM J. G. STARR SON 301 E. Main Oldest Established Ford Dealer in Central Illinois CARS SOLD ON PAYMENT PLAN LINCOLN, FORD AND FORDSON ■iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiif [tun [(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMir HABIT " We are creatures of habit. We succeed or we fail as we acquire good habits or bad ones; and we acquire good habits as easily as bad ones. That is a fact. Most people don ' t believe it and only those who find it out succeed. " -Spencer. THE NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR " Decatur ' s Oldest National Bank ' ' ' [ 209 ] MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO MPANY SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS EBER M. SPENCE, District Agent 214 Citizens Bank Building DECATUR, ILLINOIS When you see " Ebe " Spence, don ' t think of life insurance, but when you think of life insurance, see " Ebe " Spence. it ■ ■ 1 1 in 1 1 1 ■ ■ ■ i ■■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ ii ■ ■■■■■■ ■ II iiii ti iiiiiiii ■ ■ I in ■ in I ■ ■ ill ■ ■ ■•■ iiiiii ■■■■■iiiimliii i mi i mi i inn i inn 1 1 mi 1 1 in 1 1 mi 1 1 ii 1 1 Mil i inn mi ii I Thanks for your liberal patronage J in 1925 and 1926 | LEE HOMEBROOK I AND HIS ORCHESTRA § I ' ll be ready to serve next Fall | Music and Entertainment for I DANCES, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS, 1 WEDDINGS TOM GREANA1S, Proprietor | . DECATUR, ILL. = Telephone Main 919 or 315 ,,,,,,,,, , mi, ,,, i iiiiii i i iiiiin i iiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiin nun i r iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiimimmmmmmmmminii uuium SELZ SHOES Designed by Young Men For Young Men W. J. Crawford, Inc. 155 N. Water St. j 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 m [ r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 r 1 1 ] t m 1 1 r i ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 f I c 1 1 m i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 ■ ■■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 1 TWO TROUSERS SUITS AND FINE FURNISHINGS FOR COLLEGIANS N Decatur s Greatest Clothing Store [ 210 ] An institution which has continued to demonstrate its worth in a growing community in the fullest and best expression of a business personality. A store designed to meet a shopper ' s every need in conven- ience of arrangement, cpuality of merchandise and comfortable range in prices. LINN SCRUGGS r 211 i [ 212 ] LINCOLN JXl ni ' y i SHOW SQUARE i7flB PLACE 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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 u 1 1 1 1 1 if 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 [ 1 1 1 1 i i 1 1 1 i i i i ii 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 ) ; i : r MACON COUNTY COAL CO. COAL TELEPHONES: MAIN 77 AND 78 DAVID W. BEGGS, Gen. Mgr. DECATUR, ILL. iiitiiiiffifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiJiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisiiiiJtiiiiiiiiDiiiiisiii 1 1 ■ 1 1 : 1 1 1 mi i iim i liii 1 1 1 1 in 1 1 iii 1 1 1 1 1 in i ii i ii 1 1 1 1 i n 1 1 1 1 1 nil 1 1 niiai?- DEMAND POLAR PRODUCTS iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii POLARCREAM POLAR BUTTER POLAR CULTURED MILK DELICIOUS — NUTRITIOUS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M II L THE POLAR COMPANY ELDORADO AT VAN DYKE CLINKERLESS COAL FURNACE OIL [ 213 ] WEILEPP STUCKEY FURNITURE COMPANY HOME OF GOOD FURNITURE PHONE MAIN 476 CORNER N. MAIN AND PRAIRIE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 111 1 1 II 1 1 1 II ■ I ■ 1 1 ■ I ■ ■ ■ I ■ 1 1 1 1 1 ■ M I I II 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 II I ■ II ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ! 1 1 1 i • 1 1 1 b 1 1 II 1 1 ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 III! I llll 1 1 II i mi 1 1 III I Mill I Mill III 1 1 III Mill I III! llllll r EVERY PASSENGER INSURED S-W YELLOW CAB CO. 632 main 642 TAXI AND BAGGAGE JIIIIMIIIIIII I Ml llllll Mill MMIMMIMMII Ill IMIIIIIIIIIM Illllllll I II II llllll Ill I III llll llll I II Compliments of FAUCETS- What vital spots they are about 7 a. m. Tonight ... as you sit in your easy chair after a good dinner, the faucets in your home will be about the least impor- tant thing in your life. But oh, what a difference a few hours can make Tomorrow morning you may be forced to shave in cold water because the hot water supply was exhausted by a faucet that ran all night ran because it was one of those nuisances that can ' t be turned entirely off. Or you may be delayed because the fau- cets refused to fill the bath tub quickly the kind of faucets that can ' t be turned completely on. Mueller faucets for every Vital Spot in your plumbing system offer a sure way out of faucet trouble. They look well, and, still more important, they invariably work well. Through sheer merit they have become an accepted standard of faucet quality. Mueller quality and Mueller service have naturally attracted the established, highly skilled merchant plumbers in every local- ity. Your plumber will be glad to supply and install Mueller faucets. If he does not carry Muellers he can quickly get them, for there are more than 300 Mueller jobbers throughout the United States and Canada. NOTE: Every two weeks full page color advertisements appear in the Saturday Evening Post and Liberty Magazine. More than 3,800,000 homes are reached with these Mueller messages. MUELLER CO. (Established 185 7) Factories: Decatur, Illinois., Port Huron, Michi gan. Branches: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Canadian Factory: Mueller, Limited, Sarnia [ 215 ] Let be your first thought for " Good Things to Eat " Our Specialties GOOD CHILLI— CIDER BAKED HAM-MINT STICK ICE CREAM We Serve Breakfast and Hot Noonday Lunch and Light Lunches at All Hours jiiui , , mum i in iiiiinii i i i i ii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii kmwkc fMsfo [ CORNER WATER V AND J NORTH STsK DECATUR ' S BUSIEST STORE iiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiii ■•■•■■■■I ■■••■■I ■ iiiiin ■••■•■•■■■■•••■■■• •■■■■••••■■■•■•••■■•■•■ ■ • ■■■■ J • ' •■•••li ■ ■••■■•■■ •••■■•••• ••■ ••••■■•••• i i ■•■■•••• i iir THE DEC ATURIAN " The Best College Paper in Illinois " WEEKLY PUBLICATION of THE JAMES MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY Subscription, $2.00 per year ALFRED ENGELDER, Bus. Mgr. TALBOT HOOD, Editor [ 217 ] Millikin Conservatory of Music Decatur, 111. W. ST. CLAIRE MINTURN, 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 14 to July 26, 1926 For catalog or further information address AVA CALDWELL, Secretary. [ 218 ] HOTEL ORLANDO 250 ROOMS — 200 BATHS DECATUR, ILLINOIS MODERN - EUROPEAN - FIREPROOF Dinner Parties, Dances, Formals and Luncheons Special Attention Given to Millikin Functions iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini VAN ORMAN HOTEL OPERATING CO. Fred Van Orman, President F. Harold Van Orman, General Manager L. E. Kirkpatrick, Resident Manager i 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 Other Van Orman Hotels HOTEL SHAWNEE HOTEL McCURDY, Springfield, O. Evansville, Ind. 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