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t ■ m THE MILLIDEK Athalee Connally D. B. Folrath EDITOR BUSINESS MANAGER VOLUME XXXIV COPYRIGHT 1937 Published by the students of JAMES MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY Editor ' s Note Millikin! Blue! Spirit! Since Millikin opened its doors to eager students in 1903, these three compliments have urged students toward success. " The Spirit of the Big Blue " has grown from a tiny spark until now, as a burning flame it serves as an intangible inspiration which pene- trates our educational, spiritual, athletic and social activities. Whenever tried, through sunshine or rain, victory or defeat, the " Blue and White flings out above the towers. " If the 1937 MILLIDEK will help to make you staunch Millikin sons and daughters by keeping alive in your hearts " The Spirit of the Big Blue, " as repre- sented in these pages, we shall have cause for self-congratulation. RUTH B. WALKER DEDICATION To Mrs. Walker in due recognition of her responsibility and her tireless efforts as chaperone of Aston Hall, we sincerely dedicate the 1937 Millidek. 4 ADMINISTRATION DEAN OF UNIVERSITY As we approach the close of another college year, a pause for reflection reveals that we are members of a human fellowship which is both pro- gressive and creative. Our MiHikin, while remain- ing true +o the constructive work of the past, is forward looking. Quietly we have moved ahead in the interest of true quality. A new curriculum, a comprehensive testing program, a broader health service and an enlarged program of student activi- ties — to mention only a few advancements — all testify to the ever improving James Millikin. For next year plans for a further advance are matur- ing. " Watch Millikin " has become a significant expression. Yours for a better Millikin, C. L Miller DEAN OF WOMEN Millikin is a liberal arts college with a practi- cal emphasis. There has arisen in recent years a demand for more college-educated men and wo- men. Millikin strives for quality in higher educa- tion. It endeavors to turn out men and women who are trained from the standpoint of a cultural education to being prepared for the practical problem of making a living. The administration is ever seeking to improve the educational program of the university and to develop the social life among the students. Lavinia Hess 6 PRESIDENT JOHN C. HESSLER We Juniors are sending you forth, Millidek of 1937, radiant with newness: pictures, paper, print and cover, as a hostage of memory. You are as new as the experiences of this college year. In corridors and classrooms students and teachers will pore over your pages, scanning the snapshots, tallying the list of activities, pigued a little, perhaps, at some of the jibes, chuckling with guiet glee over some hit that scored or some guess that failed. In due time we ' ll take you home to father and mother and our admiring relatives. Then (if seems impossible now) you ' ll gradual- ly find yourself edged aside into some seguestered corner and neglected. We may almost forgot your existence. But sooner or later: ten, twenty years from now, there will come a day when something will impel us to dig in the place of buried treasurer. We ' ll rediscover you. No laughing group will be on hand to point the barbs or ex- plain the allusions. We ' ll turn your pages gently, lovingly, each of us — alone. And you will bring them back to us — our schoolmates of this year. Again we ' ll hear their voices and see their faces: the serious ones, the happy-go-lucky ones, the sad ones, those who went gently through college and those who forced themselves through against great odds and by sheer determination. You will then work within us your subtle magic. You will strangely sharpen the dulled edges of memory. We shall live over again the year that is now past. 7 k ; i Flora E. Ross Professor of French and Gorman A.B., Milikln A.M., Columbia Certlfloat d ' otudos francalsos Qpenoble. Franco Ph.D.. Illinois James Harvey Ransom Professor of Chemistry B.S.. M.S.. Wabash Ph.D., Chicago Grace Kathryn Trumbo Assistant Professor of Home Economics Lucille Margaret Bragg Assistant Professor of Latin Greek and French A.B., A.M., Mllllkln Earl Chester Kiefer Professor of Mathematics Director of Public Relations B.S., Simpson M.S., Iowa State Alpha Chi Omega B.S., Michigan State M.S., Michigan Delta Sigma Phi Viola Maria Bell Professor of Home Eco- nomics B.S., Mllllkln A.M., Columbia Ph.D., Ohio State Leo T. Johnson Instructor in Physical Educa- tion and Athletic Coach A.B., Millikin S (jm.i Alpha Epsilon R. Wayne Gill Instructor in Physic al Educa tion and Assistant Coach A.B., Bethany Beta Theta PI FACULTY 8 Eugenia Allin Professor of Library Science B.L.S., Illinois Delta Theta Psi Zeta Tau Alpha Isabella Thompson Machan Hawkins Professor of An- cient Languages A.B., A.M., Wellesley Calvin Welch Dyer Comptroller A.B., Cumberland Kappa Sigma James Albert Melrose Rouse Professor of Philoso- phy and Psychology A.B.. Hamilton A.M., Ph.D., Wisconsin Davida McCaslin Professor of English A.B., Coe M.A., Minnesota Delta Delta Delta Bonnie Rebecca Blackburn Professor of Spanish and French A B., Millikin A.M., Chicago Certificat d ' etudes francaises, Grenoble France. Delta Delta Delta Gertrude Munch Assistant to Comptroller Albert Taylor Mills Professor of History and Political Science Ph.B., A.M., Michigan L.L.B., Lincoln and Jefferson FACULTY 9 FACULTY Frederick Charles Hottes Professor of Biology B.8., Colorado State M.S., Iowa Stato Ph.D., Minnesota Gamma Alpha Alpha Gamma Rho Gamma Sigma Delta Carl Head Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S., Mllllkln Tau Kappa Epsllon Charlene Fender Wood Associate Professor of English A.B., Western A.M., Columbia Willard E. Martin Instructor in English A.B., Boston A.M., Harvard Raymond Rush Brewer Professor of Religion A.B., Dickinson S.T.B., Boston A.M., Chicago Ph.D., Chicago Edward William Ploenges Associate Professor of Mathematics A.B., Butler A.M., Michigan John Corbin Zimmerman Instructor in Chemistry B.S., M.S., Illinois Ph.D., Iowa Ralph Ronald Palmer Professor of Physics A. B. Macalester M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota Gamma Alpha Sigma Psl 10 Dorothy McClure Instructor in Physical Education B.S., Illinois Delta Delta Delta Clarence L. Miller Dean of University Profes- sor of History and Politi- cal Science Ph.B., Chicago A.M., Chicago Ph.D., Columbia Leroy Clifford McNabb Professor of Speech B S., National Normal A.B., Ohio Wesleyan A.M., Ohio Wesleyan Katherine Walker Assistant Librarian B.S., Millikin PI Mu Theta James C. Dockeray Associate Professor of Eco- nomics and Business Administration A.B., Ohio Wesleyan A.M., Ohio State Ph.D., Ohio State Ralph Yakel Registrar and Professor of Education LL.B., A.B., Illinois Wesleyan A.M., Columbia Ph.D., Columbia FACULTY 11 Loroll Mortimer Cole Professor of Industrial Arts Diploma, Stout Instltuto George Raab Acting Director of Depart- ment of Fine Arts Royal Art Academy, Germany Colorossl Art Academy, Paris, Franco Myles Elliot Robinson Professor of Economics and Business Administration AH. A.M., Ohio State Ph.D., Northwestern Delta Sigma Phi Edward S. Boyer Robb Professor of Biblical History and Literature A. B., Albion B. D., Drew Seminary Ph.D., Northwestern Byron Laurens Adams Instructor in Art School of the Art Institute, Chicago Joseph Sauger Instructor in Accounting B.S., Illinois Certified Public Accountant Gladys Galligar Instructor in Biology A.B., Mllllkln A.M., Ph.D., Illinois Sigma Xi Phi Beta Kappa Phi Kappa Phi Sigma Delta Epsllon Phi Sigma Helen Kathryn Hoots Instructor in Education B.S., A.M., Columbia FACULTY 12 Frank Russell President of Council Senior Gladys Nims Senior Mary Strom Senior Olive Ruth Martin Senior Otto Gravenhorst Junior Robert Grissom Junior Dudley Heffron Junior Mary Ann Crawford Sophomore Bette Patterson Freshman The Doctors, Zimmerman, Palmer, and Robinson, make up the faculty advisors of the Student Coun- cil, which consists of those named above and Phil Miller, Sophomore representative. MjJtLi f STUDENT COUNCIL 13 Senior Class Royce Huss President Jane Larsen Secretary Junior Class Walter Clarke President Elizabeth Kortum Secretary (no picture) Dorothy Wilhelmy Vice-President William Wright Treasurer Mary Tuschoff Vice-President John Williams Treasurer Sophomore Class Eugene Burgett President Margaret Churchill Secretary Freshman Class Walter Schlie President Elizabeth Thalman Secretary Ruth Rink Vice-President Burnell Fischer Treasurer (no picture) Challys Hamman Vice-President Eloise Hugenberger Treasurer CLASS OFFICERS 14 Raymond Adams Liberal Arts TK E Alpha Omega Treasurer, I. Studont C.ih., 2 Gorman Club, 2, 3. Town Gown, 3. Vera Allen Liberal Arts AXfi Warden, 4. Town Gown Y. W. C. A., 4. Orchestra, 2, 3, 4. Dale Bell Commerce Finance 2AE Town Gown, 1, 2, 3, 4. Intramural, 1, 2. Football Mgr., 1, 2, 3. Choir, 1, 2, 3, 4. " Martha " Alpha Omega Louise Bredehoft Music Education 2AI MacMurray, 1. Chor, 2, 3, 4. Voice Recital, 3, 4. " Martha " , 3. Madrigal Singers, 2. Y. W. C. A., 3, 4. Conant, 4. Aston Hall President, 4. Lois Crawford Commerce Finance l Marshal, 4. W. A. A. President, 4. French Club, 2. Y. W. C. A., 1, 2. Millldek, 3. Inter-Sorority Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Ralph Allan Social Studies Football, 2, 3, 4. Basketball, 4. Baseball, 2. Intr.imural Sports, 2, 3. Walter Bailey Commerce Finance SAE Warden, 2. Vice-President, 4. Town Gown, 4. Band, 2, 4. Intramural, 1, 2, 4. Virginia Bolin Music Education 2AI Trio Vice-President President: 4. Town Gown " Martha " Choir, 2, 3, 4. Orchestra, 1 , 2 Recital, 3, 4. 2, 3. 3, 4. Robert Cobb Commerce Finance TKE Secretary, 2. Historian, 3. Sergeant-at-arms, Alpha Omega Treasurer, 4. Class President, 1. Class Treasurer, 2, 3 Mlllidek, 1. Decaturian, 1, Intramural, 1, 2. Campus Leader, 3. Oscarine Dewhirst Applied Music ZTA 2AI String Quartet, 1. Kappa Society Spanish Club Orchestra, 1, 2, 3, 4. J. M. U. Ite, 4. SENIORS 16 Mary Donovan Liberal Arts AXfi Warden, 2. Treasurer, 3. President, 4. Decaturian, 2. Millidek, 3. W. A. A., 2, 3. Y. W. C. A., 2, Choir, 1, 2, 3. Town Gown, 4. Pan Hellonlc, 4. Jay Glynn Commerce Finance Basketball, 1, 2, 3. Captain, 4. Golf, 1, 2, 3, 4. Elizabeth Grove Commerce Finance AAA Corres. Secretary, 2. Treasurer, 3, 4. Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Secretary, 2. W. A. A., 4. Inter-Sorority Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Nancy Hedrick Home Economics ZTA President, 3. Vice-President, 4. Secretary, 2. Home Ec. Club Pi IVIu Theta Secretary Soph. Class French Club, 1. Pan Hellenic, 1, 2, 3, 4. Lois Holmes Home Economics IIB$ Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. Secretary, 2. W. A. A., 1. Ruth Edwards Home Economics AAA Eureka College, 1 , 2. Home Ec. Club, 3, 4. Junior Prom Queen, 3. Y. W. C. A., 3. S gma Alpha Epsilon, Blue Belle, 4. Hugh Grote Liberal Arts A2$ Secretary, 2. Treasurer, 3. President, 4. Alpha Omega Vice-President, 4. German Club, 2, 3, 4. Band, 2, 3, 4. Choir, 1, 2. Anne Haug Liberal Arts French Club, 2. Conant, 1 , 2, 3. Freshman Comm., 1. Town Gown, 1, 2, 3, 4. Decaturian, 3. Beatrice Hill Music Education IIB$ Pledge Supervisor, 4. SAI Treasurer, 4. Lindenwood, 1, 2. Quartet, 3. Trio, 3, 4. " Martha " , 3. Junior Senior Recital. Orchestra, 3, 4. Royce Huss Commerce Finance TKE President, 4. Alpha Omega Class President, 2, 4. Who ' s Who in American Colleges Universities, 4. SENIORS 17 rtrude Keyl Music Education AAA Historian, I McMurrnv College, 1, 2. Choir, 3, 4. " Martha " , 3. Jane Larsen Applied Music A XV. Chaplain, Corres. Secretary, Vice-President, 4. Vice-President Class 1, 2 Secretary Class, 4. String Trio, 1, 2, 3, 4. Piano Recital, 2, 4. Choir, 1, 2. Olive Ruth Martin Liberal Arts AAA Corres. Secretary, 4. French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. German Club Conant Pi Mu Theta Student Council, 4. Millidek, 3. Inter-Sorority Sports June Miller Home Economics Heme Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. Orchestra, 1, 2, 3, 4. In dee Margaret Prichard Music Education AAA President, 3, 4. Choir, 1, 3. Class Vice-President, 3. W. A. A. 4. Y. W. C. A., 3. " Martha " , 3. Jeanette Knotts Home Economics Home Ec. Club, 1, Treasurer, I . Indeo Secretary, 8. Y . W. C. A., 1. PI Mu Thola 2, 3, 4. Morris Lowe Commerce Finance Debate, 4. Martin McDaniel Liberal Arts Alpha Omega Town Gown Donor of Cement University S gn., 3. Gladys Nims Home Economics AAA Social Char., 4. Home Ec. Club 1, 2, 3, 4. W. A. A. Treasurer, 2. Student Council, 4. Mill dek, 3. Ruth Rohrbaugh Liberal Arts AAA Vice-President, 4. V. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, Pi Mu Theta French Club, 3, 4. Kappa Society SENIORS 18 Frank Russell Commerce Finance 2AE Treasurer, 3, 4. Town Gown, 2, 3, 4. Student Council. President, 4. Football, 1, 2, 3, 4. Alpha Omega, 4. Dan Smith Commerce Finance AS Secretary, Vice-President, 4. Alpha Omega Decaturian, 3. Millidek, 3. Margot Smith Liberal Arts Corres. Secretary, Chaplain, 4. Rush, ( " hair., 3. MMI ' dsk, 1, 2. De-aturian, 2, 4. Town Gown, 3, 4. Pan-Hellenic, 3. W. A. A., 3. V. W. C. A., 3. Kathryn Stacy Liberal Arts er President, 3. Rushing, 4. Pan-Hellenic Social Chair., 3. President, 4. Margaret J. Storment Music Education IIB Vice-President, 3. L ndenwood, 1. Y W. C. A., 2. 3. W. A. A., 2. 3. Qjartct, 2, 3. Voice R " dtal, 3, 4. " Martha " , 3. Jun ' or Class Sec. Marie Turnquist Liberal Arts Knox, 1, 2. W. A. A., 3. Conant, 3, 4. French Club, 3, 4. Town Gown, 3. Mary Strom Music Education SAI President, 2. 3. Vice-President. 4. Choir,, 1, 2. Recital, 3, 4. Maryhelen Vannier Liberal Arts German Club, 3, 4. French Club, 3, 4. Corn-nt. 2, 3, 4. W. A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Vice-President, 4. Town Gown, 4. Tennis Champ., 2. Intramural Sports, 1, 2, : Millidek, 2, 3, 4. Decaturian, 1, 3. Dorothy Wilhelmy Liberal Arts AAA Vice-President, 3. Historian, 2. Le Cerclo Francals, 3, 4. 4th Vice-President, 3. 1st Vice-President, 4. Town A Gown, 2, 3, 4. " Martha " , 3. Choir, 1, 2, 3, 4. Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Class Vice-President, 4. Conant Society, 4. PI Mu Theta, 4. Secretary -Treasurer Spiritual Emphasis Week Emily Jane Wood Liberal Arts IIB Corres. Secretary, 3. President, 4. W. A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4. Cabinet, 3. Inter-Sorority Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. French Club, 1, 2, 3. Town Gown, 1, 2, 3, 4. Decaturian, 2, 3. Millidek, 3, 4. Editor, 3. Conant Society, 3, 4. President, 4. Treasurer, 3. Pi Mu Theta, 4. (Pres.) SENIORS 19 William Wright Commerce Finance 2AE Itec. Secretary. , 1 . Hearld, :t. Alpha Omoga President, Class Treasurer, 4. Tennis, 1 , 2, 3, 4. Baskotball, 1, 2. " M " Club Intr.-mural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Harvey Jester Liberal Arts Basketball, 1. Track, 1, 2, 3. " Nl " Club Doris Young Liberal Arts Long Beach Jr. College, 1, " Martha " , 3. Y. W. C. A., 3. Choir, 3, 4. Rowley Pence Music Education Band, 1, 2, 3, 4. Orchestra, 1, 2, 3, 4. Duane Garver Liberal Arts Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4. Basketball, 1. Debate, 3. Intramural Sports, 2, 3, 4. Alpha Omega Paul Hart Liberal Arts Band, 1, 2, 3, 4. SENIORS 20 A dm Jm u 3m Donald Baird Bethany Jessie Baldwin Decatur Jean Beall Decatur Martha Brown Grand Coulee, Wash. Don Busing Sibley Walter Clarke Maywood Athalee Connally Detroit, Mich. Rena Damosso Muddy William Davis E. St. Louis Marjorie Eakin Decatur Paul Freed Decatur Chris Garriot Harristown JUNIORS JUNIORS 23 JUNIORS 24 CLASS OF 1939 If ll€SiSil3ISl WiiSi M. iiltl i ill. tllll Margaret Admire Normal Mary Allen Decatur Marceille Baier Cissna Park James Beaumont Decatur Margaret Berge Ottawa Scott Barclay Mt. Zion John Bentley Nampa, Idaho George Bovvers Clinton Barbara Bow ' by Cissna Park Betts Brehm Dayton, Ohio Mary Lee Breyfogle Chanute, Kansas Eleanor Brown Decatur ilillt; SOPHOMORES 26 William Crane Decatur Mary Ann Crawford Sandoval Edgar Deffenbaugh Decatur W. A. Dipper Decatur. Nettie Donnell Decatur Roy Dunning Decatur Norma Dotson Decatur D. B. Folrath Decatur Virginia Garver Decatur Elizabeth Geiger Decatur Ralph Gibson Decatur La Raine Greider Decatur Charlotte Griggs Decatur Martha Grise Oakley Marguerite Grove Cerro Gordo Norman Hanes Salem Dudley Heffron Decatur Bernard Hoffman Decatur SOPHOMORES 27 ■IHHHBIHIHk ,4 IP Ik Ellen Horn Ravinia Noel Hudson Decatur Albert Hunter Decatur Lester Jackson E. St. Louis Gladys Jones Decatur Hoyt Kerr Decatur Frank Koukl Alton Uldene Latowsky New Douglas William Lucka Champaign Charlotte McClelland Ottawa Joe McDermott Chicago Jessie McKeown Decatur Gladys Meadors Decatur Mary Michl Decatur Eleanor Miller Gibson City David Pilcher Decatur Rosemary Reid Decatur Ruth Rink Edinburg SOPHOMORES 28 Eileen Ritchie Decatur Juanita Robertson Decatur Ruth Helen Ross Decatur Doris Sayre Decatur Jack Scharnberg Decatur Marie Slivka Springfield Virginia Stauber Decatur Suzanne Stoutenborough Decatur Margaret Sweney Salem William Timm Detroit, Mich. Ruth Troutman Decatur Lois Turney Decatur Harold Thorpe Clinton Caroline Walker Clinton Guida Abbott Loving ton Amos Bateman Decatur Michael Bensko Witt Wayne Blowers Decatur Robert Bolt Decatur Joy Burcham Decatur Carl Burgener Assumption Dorothy Camp Oakley Donald Campbell Chesterville Dave Coslet Beecher City Leola Dante Decatur Kenneth DeFrees Decatur Gene DeRoche Taylorville Chris Dupuy Decatur Burnell Fischer New Athens Virginia Fleenor Gay. Walter Galloway Decatur Ellen May Grossman Decatur Al Hendricks Taylorville James Hess Decatur Elizabeth Hobbs Decatur Richard Huff Decatur Bernard Huffer Decatur Doris Lichtenberger Decatur Theresa Lovasich Springfield Riley McDavid Decatur Phil Miller Decatur Alpha Morris Decatur Jane Oakes Decatur Mary Pease Peoria Everett Price Robinson Charles Reeder Sullivan George Reynolds Decatur Howard Roan Farnams, Mass. John Rochkes Pana Stanley Romine Tuscola James Ryan Assumption Carl Sanner Mt. Zion Mildred Stephenson Decatur James Thompson Carrollton Allan Todd Decatur Marion Vincent Rosemond Arthur Wilson Decatur Jack Wright Decatur Robert Zenor Ottawa SOPHOMORES 30 CLASS OF 1940 margaret alien decatur julia may attig edwardsville audrey bannerman chicago genevieve bauer bement virden bimm wyanet betty britton mt. zion marie buckles edwardsville jack coombe decatur katherine thorn+on decatur julia thornton decatur harold davis decatur robert davis decatur rowena dickey decatur winifred diller decatur ella mary dudley decatur elizabeth duerr decatur meredith elick highland park laurabelle fischer decatur FRESHMEN 32 dee folkman decatur marilynn foster decalur georgia gardner clinton lenore gibson decatur fred gilman decatur rosemary graliker decatur martha louise granier hillsboro betty grubbs decatur margaret hal decatur challys hamman areola don hamman decatur bill hammer decatur charles harris decatur mary lou hart sorento lois holcomb oakley eloise hugenberger decatur robert james salem bill jeschawitz decatur ■Mill ill HHK Mm ■ 1 0 IHHnHHiHHnHHi FRESHMEN 33 Bp ' " VI ill HI ■ fdf ruth kilbey maywood margaret knotts decatur martha lois kuhns decatur janet kunz harristown helen margaret kyle decatur ella louise lawton decatur marjorie lee edwardsville mary alice lloyd decatur betty loehr greenville arthur lutz decatur joanne mc david decatur john mc keown decatur florence miller gibson city Virginia neisler decatur bette patterson decatur Catherine pyatt manderson, Wyoming melvin rentschler decatur darrell roberts decatur FRESHMEN 34 marjorie rohrbaugh decatur margy lou scheer woodriver waiter schlie decatur jerome schlieper hartford eleanor schudel decatur robert sexton la grange helen sibthorpe warrensburg gustav spaeth decatur harry sparks farmer city james sprunger decatur georganne stauber decatur joseph stocks decatur elizabeth thalman vandalia dorothy turner decatur annabelle voight chicago margaret ann waldron springfield melvin weakly assumption lowed williamson decatur FRESHMEN 35 doris worsham decatur robert wright cerro gordo edyth ann anderson lucinda devaney i i wilma lux eugene rau Springfield a Iton bement maroa •II 1 x± orville ashcratt • •£ J J ' ll winitred diller L x J • J robert mc david xl • 1 J thomas richards decatur decatur decatur decatur ■ i i irvin baker i i i ■ charles dixon Virginia manecke margaret mae rob H Pfrl tl i r nprfl [ i r UCLU 1 U 1 y j u i I c y H PT P TI i r UCLQ 1 U 1 xl L 1 thomas baker george dixon L 1 charles marmor trancis rogier H pr ti i r pel n ci 1 1 lUVVCOUUu H pr p ti i r u c l a i u i 1 i 1 robert barrow • i ii michael duggan 1 1 1 david maxton l ii harmon russell r l p r p ti i r 1 1 1 1 . 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Puzzle: Whose arm is around Kilbey? Famous twosome K9 Sleep and eat dog Alpha Chi ' s The " Lib " Miss Ford pledges Alpha Chi " Dud ' Domestic felicity Domestic duties Leo Johnson Wayne Gill COACH ASSISTANT COACH 46 Millikin 0 — Ripon 6 Fighting against unbeatable odds, Millikin could do no more than hold a heavier and faster Ripon eleven to six points while a zero garnished their end of the score. Ripon ' s six points were scored on a short pass thrown by Whalen, senior halfback, who scored the six points for Ripon in the 1935 game with the Big Blue. Replace- ments in the Millikin line were not available, one of the reasons why Millikin did not do as well as expected. Western State Teachers 10 — Millikin 7 Launching out in defense of its conference title, Millikin dropped its first con- ference and home game to the Western State Teachers from Macomb. It was the Big Blue ' s second defeat of the season and came in the last two minutes of play through a field goal by Henderson of State. According to statistics, Millikin was lucky to have held Macomb to ten points, Millikin making only four first downs to Macomb ' s eleven. Burgener was the highlight of the squad, making almost the total yardage credited to the team and scoring its only touchdown. 47 Millikin 0 — Augus+ana 7 Rated as underdogs, Millikin invaded the lair of the Augustana Vikings and re- ceived its third straight set-back and second conference loss. The score was not a true indication of the actual game as the Blue outplayed the Norsemen in every phase of the game. Beany Bergener, flashy Millikin back, again carried the brunt of the team ' s offense and performed in brilliant fashion. Twice Bergener carried the ball down to Augustana ' s fifteen yard line only to meet a stone-wall opposition. The Viking ' s touchdown was scored on a blocked punt and wide lateral pass. Millikin 0 — Wesleyan 13 The Big Blue went into its fourth encounter with grounds for its traditional pessi- mism. Coming up against a mighty Titan eleven, Millikin was conceded very little chance and the t hirteen to nothing final score proved it. The ultimate outcome was never in doubt after Ken Chittum, the Kankakee speedster, ran sixty-four yards for the first touchdown near the end of the first period. One of Wesleyan ' s outstanding plays scored the second touchdown just at the end of the last half. A long pass to Hawkins who lateralled to Chittum netted the final six points. Three times in the last guarter Millikin turned back invasions near its own goal but was unable to make its own of- fensive click. Millikin 33 — Indiana State 0 Having lost its previous four games and especially since the last defeat was at the hands of Wesleyan, it was only natural to find a fiercely fighting Millikin team on the field. Millikin seemed to reap all its vengeance upon the Terre Haute Teach- ers as it trounced them to the tune of 33-0. For the first time the backfield clicked and as a result, Burgener was carrying the ball nearly all afternoon, scoring four of the five Millikin touchdowns. His most sensational play came in the second period, with a run of 64 yards. Captain Bill Giraitis had a big hand in the victory, being moved to the backfield because of his superior blocking ability. The line also did their part in stopping the Hoosiers from making a single first down. Millikin 14 — Lake Forest 0 After the crushing victory over Indiana, Millikin ' s spirits rose to new heights for the annual homecoming classic to be played against the strong Lake Forest aggrega- tion. Still in a scoring mood, Burgener started the Blue off with one of the longest runs in his career, taking the opening kick-off for 95 yards and a touchdown. Burgener counted again for Millikin in the last quarter to en d scoring festivities for the game. Ralph Allan, playing his last homecoming game, booted both points after the touch- downs and provided many spectacular blocks. 49 THE BIG BLUE: Hogan Scheer Thompson Rochkes Reynolds Olsen Fischer Burgener Giraitis Lipinski Allan De Rochi Dixon Gilbert Alvey Romine Hendricks Millikin 6 — Illinois College 0 Millikin went into the battle with all the zest befitting a traditional rival. After the smoke had cleared away, Millikin came home with a 6 point victory. Burnell Fischer came through with a fine game, breaking through for a fifteen yard gain which meant a touchdown for J. M. U. Burgener was carefully watched all afternoon and was not able to break loose until the last quarter when his off tackle slashes put the ball in position for Fischer ' s score. De Rochi ' s hard plunging and great blocking stood out in the backfield while Nick Gilbert, the mighty tackle, starred in the for- ward line. Millikin 0 — Bradley 14 Millikin played host to Bradley Tech from Peoria in its Thanksgiving day tussle. It was the last game of the year and the Big Blue was out to gain an even break for the season, having previously won three and lost four. Unfortunately, Bradley put a disappointing finish on Millikin ' s most unsuccessful season in years. Ted Panish, Tech ' s high scorer, broke loose for 22 yards to an eventual touchdown early in the third quarter. Nunes was on the receiving end of a 12 yard pass for the first marker in the second period. McClarence kicked both extra points. This was the last game for Captain Bill Giraitis, Nick Gilbert, Ralph Allan and Paul Lipinski. 50 Burgener Elected Captain At the annual football Banquet held in Aston Hall, Carl Burgener, Junior from Assumption, was elected Captain of the 1937 football team. He was one of the most consistent ball carriers on the squad during his three years competition and it is the general opinion that he will make a capable leader next year. Our hats are off to ycu, Beany, and Good Luck! Letters were awarded to the smallest group of players in years. There were only seventeen men on the entire squad, freshmen excluded. The following received let- tered sweaters: Captain Bill Giraitis, Captain-elect Carl Burgener, Ralph Allan, Paul Lipinski, Tom Alvey, Nick Gilbert, Gail Olsen, Gene De Rochi, George Dixon, Bur- nell Fischer, Al Hendricks, John Rochkes, Stanley Romine, and Jim Thompson. Fresh- man numerals were awarded to James Burton, Roy Custis, Mark Cooper, Maurice Feldman, Don Hamman, Bruce Johnson, Bill Newton, Walter Schlie, Melvin Weakly and William Wikoff. 51 Standing: Bensko Roan Reynolds De Rochi Seated: Fischer Scheer Glynn Helfrich Allan Coslet 1936-37 BASKETBALL SCORES Iowa State 37 Centenary 36 Illinois College 30 Wesleyan 62 DeKalb 42 Normal 49 Wesleyan 32 Illinois College 53 Millikin 49 Augustana 58 Normal 28 Bradley 33 Eureka 37 Millikin 30 Millikin 34 Millikin 27 Millikin 32 Millikin 26 Millikin 21 Millikin 26 Millikin 31 Eureka , 32 Millikin 35 Millikin 17 Millikin 25 Millikin 36 52 Howard Roan Burnell Fischer BASKETBALL 54 The basketball season at Millikin this year was rather a humble affair. With only three lettermen returning and the advent of the freshman ruling, Coach Leo John- son had claim to nothing but pessimism. Millikin wound up the season with but one victory out of thirteen games, ten of v hich were in the conference. The Blue scored 372 points while the opponents ran up to 546. Its average per game was 28.6, an all time low. Captain Jay Glynn ended four years of outstanding service being noted as one of the best defensive men in the conference. He was twice given honorable mention on all-conference teams. Helfrich finished his career after playing for two seasons with the Blue. He was a capable, accurate passing guard and many times helped the Blue cause with his rebound scores. Ralph Allan played his first season of basketball but, being a senior, he will not be available next year. Next year ' s squad has a little more cheerful outlook with five returning letter- men: Burnell Fischer, Dave Coslet, Ebby Scheer, Mike Bensko, and Howard Roan. There will also be plenty of prospects from this year ' s freshman squad who will bolster the varsity, namely: Walt Schlie, Maurice Feldman, Roy Custis, Melvin Weak- ley, Bill Newton, and Bruce Johnson. 55 Ellen Horn Winner of Little Nineteen Tennis Tournament 1936 The annual Little Nineteen tennis tournament was played on the local courts in May, 1936. Although Millikin has sponsored this event for twenty-four years, this was the first time that a student of Bobbie Corder, holder eight years ago of the singles title, has won a championship. Ellen Horn, a freshman from Ravinia, Illinois, joined the long desired victory for Millikin by defeating Mary Thompson of Illinois College in two straight sets, 6-4, and 6-1. Ellen, who was made the favorite to take the singles honors because of her smashing victories in her first three matches of the tournament, got away to a whirlwind start and was leading five games to two in the first set when Miss Thompson hit her stride and took two games in a row. Ellen, however, won the I Oth game of the set after the score reached a deuce deadlock several times. The Illinois College finalist weakened decidedly in the second set and with the mighty J. M. U. player placing her smashing forehand shots on the baseline with deadly accuracy, took the first four games of the second set before Miss Thomp- son was able to break into the scoring column. Ellen then crashed through to take the next two games in easy fashion. In the doubles finals, White and Schlinger of Normal defeated Aus tin and Lounsbury of North Central, 6-1, 6-3 to gain the title. Miss Riley of Elmhurst, who was defeated in the consolation match in the singles play, was awarded the sportsmanship trophy for the meet. Besides Horn, Millikin was represented by Mary Elizabeth Stookey, singles; Vir- ginia Garver and Virginia Baker, doubles; Lenore Stephenson and Maryhelen Vannier, doubles. Eleven schools were represented in the tournament, each by two singles, and two doubles entries. These schools included: Illinois State Normal, North Cen- tral, Blackburn, Shurtleff, Southern State Teachers, Eastern State Teachers, Wheaton, Eureka, Illinois, Rockford, and Millikin. Shortly after the beginning of the fall semester a local tournament was held, which drew fifteen contestants. Wilma " Tex " Perry, for- merly of Blackburn and winner of the singles title in the Little Nineteen tournament in 1935, defeated Horn 6-4, 6-2. At the fall play day held at Illinois State Normal, " Tex " crashed through to win an easy victory over the MacMurray College entry in the finals — and by doing so increased her reputation as one of the most outstand- ing tennis players in the state. Here Millikin was also represented by Ellen Horn and Doris Worsham in doubles. In the spring of this year a team composed of six out- standing players on the campus played exhibition matches at Illinois College, and at Southern State Teachers College, Carbondale, Illinois. 56 W. A. A. Managers and Officers Standing: Kyle, Soccer Garver, Deck Tennis Greider, Basketball Wilson, Ping-pong Worsham, Tennis Seated: Vannier, Vice-president Lois Crawford, President Miss McClure, Coach In the fall, sport managers for each seasons activity were chosen by the W. A. A. officers. Helen Margaret Kyle was in charge of the soccer tournament which was won by the Freshmen and Sophomores over the Junior-Senior team by the score of 10-0. Outstanding players for this field sport were: Dotson, Gardner, Worsham, Greider, Kyle, and Thalman. In November, the deck tennis contest under the management of Virginia Garver got under way. The Indees handed the Pi Phis a smashing victory of 30-18 to win the title. Outstanding players chosen from the four rounds of play were Jane Oakes, who possessed an uncanny skill in throwing the disc in the weak spots in the opponents court, Thalman, Vannier, Worsham, Greid- er, and Lois Crawford. In January, competition during the basketball season reached its peak in both the inter-class and sorority tournaments. With Norma Dotson in charge, and with each team represented by the most outstanding players on the campus, this annual struggle drew the most interest among all students. The Sopho- mores were able to defeat the mighty Seniors by a large margin to obtain the class title, although the game between the freshmen and juniors was perhaps the most in- teresting and well played. The powerful Pi Phis swept down upon the too sure Indees with great zeal to break the winning streak held by various Independent girls for the last thirteen years to gain the inter-sorority championship by the close margin of 19-16. In the last three minutes of play the score was tied three times, but led by the greatly enthused captain, Doris Worsham, the sorority girls were able to score the needed three points. Christine P ' Simer, head of the girls activities in the local Y. W. C. A., Jean Clinton, physical education instructor in the local John ' s Hill Junior High, and the J. M. U. instructor, Dorothy McClure chose a varsity team from the six groups whose players had been outstanding throughout both tournaments. The team included Perry, Brown, Vannier, Greider, Worsham, Thai- man, Crawford, and Garver. The spring sport managers were: LaRaine Greider — volley ball, Doris Wor- sham — tennis, Mary Wilson — ping pong, and Georgia Gardner — baseball. 57 ALL STAR BASKETBALL TEAM 58 BLUE BALLOTS We wanted these four girls to be chosen by " Blue Ballots, " therefore you and not one of Hollywood ' s stars are choosing our " Blue Belles. " We feel that classmates of these girls are better acquainted and can judge their personality to a much finer point than our far away movie friends and artists of renown. These girls were chosen by their respective classes as representative of their group. The Seniors gave the honor to Tri-Delta ' s Ruth Edwards, last year ' s Junior Prom Queen. The Juniors chose Jean Beall, this years Prom Queen and member of Pi Beta Phi. The Sophomore class representative is Doris Sayre, prominent member and newly elected president of Alpha Chi Omega. The Pi Phis are again in front with Doris Worsham as the outstanding girl of the Freshman class. 60 BLUE BELLE RUTH EDWARDS BLUE BELLE DORIS SAYRE BLUE BELLE DORIS WORSHAM Winifred St. Clare Minturn Director of Conservatory Private Study, violin Chicago Musical College Study with Hugo Kortschak American Conservatory ' cello study, Herman Felber Study, Berlin Germany Jose Echaniz Professor of Piano Escuelas Pias, Cuba Fa I con Conservatory, Cuba Concert Tours through America and Europe Thomas Grant Hadley Professor of Voice Mus. D., Hinshaw Conservatory Graduate, Normal School of Music, Northern Indiana Private Study, R. A. Phelps and Willard Munro Studios Clement B. Shaw Studio, New York Professional Concert Work Harold Clyde Hess Professor of Violin ..• ' ' A. B., Ohio State Private Study with Ruegger, Ysaye Diploma, Fayetteville Conservatory Study with Cesar Thompson in Europe 66 Alicia Skeet Instructor in Wind Instruments B. Mus. Ed., Milikin Raymond Earl Duffey Instructor in Violin B.S.. Millikin Edna Child s Instructor in Piano Diploma and Certificate Millikin Institute of Musical Art New York Teachers College American Conservatory, Chicago Florence Royce Instructor in Kindergarten Primary Certificate, Millikin Conservatory of Music Doris Lyons Smallwood Instructor in Piano B.S., Millikin Conservatory National College of Education, Evanston, Illinois Ava Hill Caldwell Secretary to the Director of the conservatory Ellen Lucille Flint Instructor in Eurythmics Private Study with Annette Van Dyke, Angelo Cansino, Jack Manning Mayme Ethel Irons Instructor in Music Education Diploma, Northwestern School of Music B.S., Columbia Louise Watson Helmick Instructor in Voice Certificate, Wesleyan Certificate, Cosmopolitan School of Music Wilna Moffett Instructor in Piano and Organ Diploma, Millikin Conservatory of Music Faculty Not Pictured Walter Emch Assistant Professor of Musi- cal Theory Margaret Wiley Hadley Instructor in Voice Edith McNabb Instructor in Speech Arts Veva June Appel Instructor in Violin Zelna Maxine Lucas Instructor in Piano Edith Rose Instructor in Piano FACULTY 67 MILLIKIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Music is no longer merely an accomplishment, cultivated by the few who show a particular aptitude for it, but it has come to be a specific part of our educational scheme. Music taught in the schools is now recognized as a part of the child ' s gen- eral training and there is an ever increasing demand for well equipped Supervisors of Music. In order to teach School Music adequately the teacher must first of all be a musician; he must understand how to present the subject in a way which the child will find interesting; he must know what music is best fitted for each stage of the child ' s development. Besides this the music Supervisors must teach children how to sing; train high school choruses, bands and orchestras, and prepare operettas and concerts for public presentation. The Supervisor must be a leader in his community. The Millikin Conservatory of Music trains students to do these things. It gives them a thorough knowledge of their subject; it teaches them how to present their material. The principles of presenting music as a cultural study to children from the first grade thru the high school, are outlined in such a way as to inspire and pro- mote the child ' s musical interest and appreciation. Besides the Music Education courses the Conservatory provides every means for thorough musical training in piano, voice, violin, organ, wind instruments, harmony, sight-singing, ear-training, history of music, appreciation of music, form and analysis, and acoustics. These subjects serve to give the Supervisor real musicianship. Stu- dents are required to participate in various forms of choral activity such as church choirs, glee clubs, the A Cappella Choir, orchestra and band. The student also is required to do practice teaching in the public schools of Decatur. This practice teaching includes assignment to definite work in the schools and responsibility for the group in charge, in actual schoolroom conditions, thereby giving an experience which is invaluable. 68 Back row: Wright, Lucka, Mytar, Baird, Rogier, Sickbert, Koukl, Batchelder, Davis, Hadley Middle row: Wright, Bredehoft, Brown, Admire, Lee, Stauber, Berge, Dickey, Garver, Waldron. Front row: Hart, Foster, Dotson, Strom, Rohrbaugh, Wilhelmy, Holcomb, Fraser, Hamman. The A Cappella Choir under the direction of Grant Hadley, is open to all students qualified by the tryouts held each year before the choir is reorganized. The choral work contributed to the regular Tuesday chape! service and on various oc- casions the program was exclusively selections by the choir. Under the new curri- culum in which widened activities are emphasized, the choir made out of town trips and in making Millikin known, they make themselves known as future teachers of music. 69 A CAPPELLA CHOIR ORCHESTRA The orchestra, under the direction of Jose Echaniz, gave two concerts this year. The first was given in Danville, at the Danville High School on the night of February 4. The next evening, the orchestra gave its home concert in the Millikin auditorium. Also during the month of February they played for the Decatur Association of Commerce. On March 10, Virginia Bolin was presented in her senior voice recital and was ac- companied by the Millikin orchestra. Jane Larsen played her senior piano recital on March 24, with a partial or- chestra accompaniment. ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL Season 1936-1937 First Violins Veva June Appel Earl Duffey Concertmasters Ruth Kink Alicia Skeet Lester Jackson Matilda Fraser Virginia Neisler Albert Tucker Norma Morenz Annabelle Kagy Dclina Fraser Violas Earl Duffey 0 scar ine De whi rst Ruth Gregory Martha McDavid Violincellos Wayne Blowers Virginia Bolin Rowena Dickey Basses Mark Moran Ellen Horn George Reynolds Bass Clarinet Richard Flynn Bassoons Prof. Walter Emch Murl Sichbert Horns William Stettbacber Don Cuthbert Walter Clark Fletcher Carson Second Violins Edward My tar Principal June Miller Reiia Damosso Mary Lee Breyfogle Genevieve Fleenor Challys Hamman Vera Allen Genevieve Bauer Dick Bliler Annabelle Voigt Paul Freed Librarian William Crane Harp Ellen May Grossman Flutes 1 tale Zimmer Joan Mcl avid Delina Fraser Oboes Sarah A. Miner William Lttcka Clarinets Frank Koukl Carl Prichter Richard Flynn Assistant Librarians Norman Hanes Alpha Morris Trumpets Rowley Pence Everett Price Trombones Lee Hope Paul Dalamos Tuba George Reynolds Tympani William Crane Percussion Mary Strom Alpha Morris Xorman Hanes 70 H Jli d?M lis yk lit f A 1 hll Attig Bauer Bolin Bredehoft McClelland Foster Dickey Rink Hill McRoberts Strom Larsen Brown Dewhirst President. Virginia Bolin Vice-President Mary Strom Secretary Jane Larsen Treasurer Beatrice Hill Sigma Alpha lota had a very successful rushing season ending with the pledg- ing of Margaret Admire, Julia May Attig, Marilynn Foster, Genevieve Bauer, Mar- garet May Roberts, Eleanor Brown and Rowena Dickey. Ruth Rink and Louise Brede- hoft were pledged and initiated earlier in the year. Activities of the group included a formal Rose tea at Gobberdiel, a Halloween party with Pi Mu Alpha for the whole conservatory and a recital and reception in Danville. Formal dinners were given after initiation and pledging. The Christmas formal was held at Mueller ' s Lodge. The spring formal entertained the alums and patronesses in addition to the active chapter. Seniors: Jane Larsen, Virginia Bolin, Mary Strom, Louise Bredehoft, Beatrice Hill. Junior: Janet Mertz. Sophomores: Margaret Admire, Eleanor Brown, Matilda Fraser, Charlotte McClelland, Ruth Rink. Freshmen: Julia May Attig, Margaret May Roberts, Genevieve Bauer, Rowena Dickey. Associate Members: Adelaide Pease, Margaret Lancaster, Martha Rugh McDavid, Georganne Fuller Taylor, Marianne Williams. 71 SIGMA ALPHA IOTA PI MU ALPHA SINFONIA Grant Hadley Grand president Walter Emch President William Lucka Vice-president Frank Koukl Secretary Wayne Blowers Treasurer Morris Noland Warden Pi Mu Alpha Sinfonia was founded in the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1898 and has grown to embrace 58 chapters, of which Millikin ' s Beta Theta is the fiftieth. Membership in Pi Mu Alpha is open to men studying music, those whose profession is of musical nature, and men who are in- terested in the field although they are not performers. The purpose of the fraternity is to promote music in America in every way possible, whether it be confined to the schools, churches, or to the community at large. The activities of the group this year included a Halloween party given with S. A. I. for the whole conservatory, and a formal dance at Christmas time. This was held in Mueller ' s Lodge. Out of the members of this organization a string quartet and a woodwind trio were formed. These were presented on various chapel programs. It was also through this fraternity that Millikin ' s own dance band was organized. Les Jackson and his Symphonians were the sensation of the year and played for many tea and fraternity dances. Members of the band include: Les Jackson, Bill Lucka, Frank Koukl, Wayne Blowers, and Ed Mytar. The fraternity gave an AH American program on May 15, a recital of American composers. 72 GREEKS ALPHA CHI OMEGA Founded: De Pauw, 1885 Established: Upsilon, 1913 Badge: Jeweled lyre of gold Colors: Scarlet and olive green Flower: Red carnation Alpha Chi Omega began a successful year with the pledging of ten girls at the close of rush week. In the school elections, Jane Larsen became secretary of the senior class and Challys tHamman, vice-president of the freshmen. Bette Patterson was elected to the Student Council. The chapter gave a leap year radio dance at the house in November and the annual Christmas formal was held at Sunnyside Country Club on December 5th. Two pledges were initiated in November and eight others were given formal initiation on February 5th. Helen Ford of Chicago was pledged in ' February. Mrs. Carl I. Winsor, national council member, visited the local chapter for in- spection in March, and a dinner was given in her honor. Jane Larsen was presented in her senior piano recital on March 24th. A sweetheart dinner at the Decatur Club followed by a dance at the house, and another radio dance were features of the early spring social program. In May, the alumnae gave a banquet at the Decatur Club at which the gradu- ating members and those prominent in the year ' s activities were honored. The Alpha Chi spring formal was held at Sunnyside on June 3. Mary Dono- van, Margot Smith, Jane Larsen and Vera Allen were the graduating seniors from Upsilon Chapter. Dorris Sayre, newly elected president of the chapter, is the official delegate to the Alpha Chi Omega National Convention which is being held at Glacier National Park in Montana this summer. Allen Bauer Dotson Foster Gardner Greider Grubbs Hamman Michl Mullen Neisler Patterson Ross Sayre Sibthorpe Stauber Smith Stookey 74 DELTA DELTA DELTA Founded: Boston University Established: Delta Epsilon, 1912 Colors: Silver, gold and blue Badge: Crescent encircling three stars. Flower: Pansy The outstanding girls of Delta Delta Delta this year include Dorothy Wilhelmy as president of Y. W. C. A., a member of Conant Society, vice-president of French Club, vice-president of the senior class, secretary treasurer of Pi Mu Theta, and Co- chairman with Jessie Baldwin on the Town and Gown Patronage Committee. Ruth Rohrbaugh was vice-president of Conant Society, vice-president of French Club and a member of Pi Mu Theta. She received a scholarship to the University of Illinois for study toward her Master ' s Degree and for superior scholarship received a silver Kappa Key. Olive Ruth Martin was president of the French Club, parliamen- tarian of Pi Mu Theta, and a member of the Student Council. She also became Mrs. Robert Hewett on April II. Ruth Edwards was chosen for this year ' s outstanding girl in the senior class and is secretary of the Home Economics Club. Lois Craw- ford was president of W. A. A. Athalee Connally was editor of the Millidek and took important roles in " Hay Fever " and " Madame Butterfly. " Gladys Nims was a member of the Student Coun- cil and the Home Economics Club. The social functions of the year included Homecoming dinner, Christmas Tri- Fede, Founder ' s Day Banquet, Christmas Formal, 25th Anniversary of the founding of the local chapter, and the Spring Formal. Bannerman Eakin Latowsky Berge Edwards Martin Brehm Grove Nims Voigt Buckles Kilbey Pyatt Waldron Connally Keyl Rohrbaugh Wilhelmy Crawford Dickey Kuhns Lawton Stauber Troutman 76 Margaret Prichard President Ruth Rohrbaugh Vice-president Jessie Baldwin Recording secretary Elizabeth Grove Treasurer DELTA DELTA DELTA 77 PI BETA PHI Founded: Monmouth College, 1867 Established: Illinois Eta, 1912 Colors: Wine and Blue Badge: Gold Arrow Flower: Wine Carnation The Pi Phi year began with a very successful rushing week which terminated with the pledging of fifteen girls. Later in the year three more were pledged. The activities of Pi Beta Phi included their pledge dance, 25th anniversary of Illinois Eta and the spring formal, held at the Decatur Club. Outstanding senior members include Emily Jane Wood, J. M. U.-ite, Pi Mu Theta president, Conant president and member of Panhellenic; Beatrice Hill and Margaret Jane Storment who gave senior voice recitals; and Lois Holmes, member of the Home Economics Club. Other members prominent in campus activities were Margaret Admire, who ' was a member of the Town and Gown Players and the choir; Ellen Horn, winner of last year ' s Little Nineteen Tennis Tournament; Marie Slivka, editor of the Decaturian, and Doris Worsham, Blue Belle. 78 Emily Jane Wood President Jean Beall Vice-president Marie Ridgely Recording secretary PI BETA PHI 79 THETA UPSILON Founded: University of California, 1914 Established: 1933 Colors: Rainbow Badge: Jewelled Theta superimposed upon a carved Upsilon Flower: Iris Social activities of the year included a pledge dance, formal dinner dance with Gamma chapter at University of Illinois, and Christmas formal. The pledges of Theta Upsilon won second place in the Millikin Mixer. Kathryn Stacy, as president of Pan Hellenic, was in charge of the Millikin Song Fest. Margaret Churchill was secretary of the sophomore class, and Mary Tuschoff was vice-president of the junior class. Mary Allen and Jane Priest were members of the debate club. Eileen Ritchie was secretary of Y. W. C. A. Margaret Mangrum received the College Club award. Mary Lou Hart was a member of choir and sang with the Symphonians. Kathryn Stacy and Mary Tuschoff were Pan Hellenic repre- sentitives for the sorority. Churchill Hart Mangrum Priest Stacy Wiison 80 Mary Tuschhoff President Eileen Ritchie Vice-president 31 ZETA TAU ALPHA Founded: Farmville, Virginia, 1898 Established: Tau, 1912 Colors: Turquoise blue and steel gray Badge: Jeweled shield Flower: White violet The social calendar of Zeta Tau Alpha began soon after rush week with a style show in the chapter house. Two members of each sorority and the independents were models for the collegiate clothes which were shown. Officers of various groups on the campus, Mrs. Hessler, Mrs. McNabb, Miss Trumbo and Dr. Bell were guests. Zeta girls served tea and wafers. The escorts of the Zetas received gifts from a large Christmas tree at the annual blue and silver Christmas dance. In January, the mothers, alumnae, and patronesses were entertained at a Sunday afternoon tea. The spring formal was held at Sunnyside Country Club on the night of May 8, with Eleanor Miller as chairman. Nancy Hedrick was president of the Home Economics Club, vice-president of Pi Mu Theta, and Panhellenic representative for Zeta Tau Alpha. Cora Baker reigned as vice-president of the Home Economics Club. Laura Belle Scott acted as treasurer of Panhellenic, secretary-treasurer of W. A. A., social chairman of Y. W. C. A., property chairman of the Town and Gown Players, and editor of the Home Economic ' s Millikin calendar. Nettie Donnel was on the Millidek staff, Eleanor Mil- ler was vice-president of Y. W. C. A., and Eloise Hugenberger was the Fresh- man class treasurer. Nettie Donnel Eloise Hugenberger Eleanor Miller Florence Miller Laura Belle Scott 82 44 Laura Belle Scott President Nancy Hedrick Secretary Eleanor Miller Treasurer Nettie Donnel Guard ZETA TAU ALPHA 83 DELTA SIGMA PHI Founded: College of the City of New York Established: Alpha Lambda, 1921 Colors: Nile Green and White Badge: Diamond shaped with Delta Sigma Phi in gold Flower: White Carnation After formal pledging, September 28, a dinner was held at the Decatur Club in honor of the new pledges. The pledges followed this with an open house tea and on October 9, the fraternitys national secretary visited the chapter. The annual pledge dance was held at Sunnyside on October 16. Scott Barkley was host to the active chapter at a Halloween party in Mt. Zion on October 3 1. The Homecom- ing banquet was held at the Decatur Club and Christmas Formal at Sunnyside. The pledges began " Hell Week " on February 10 and formal initiation was held in the Windermere Hotel in Chicago on the 27th. In honor of the new initiates a dance was held in the Staley Club House. The visit of the fraternity ' s national President on March 25, gave rise to a spe- cial banguet held in the Decatur Club. The social activities of the year in Delta Sigma Phi ended with their annual spring formal during the middle of May. The Delta Sigs received the Intra-mural trophy for last years championship in volley ball and won the same again this year. So far, they have the highest total number of points in Intra-mural sports. Members not pictured here: Rensch, Freiberg, Huffer, Price, Reynolds, Camp- bell, Corrado, Custis, Galligher, Johnson and Wikoff. Barkley Burgett Corley Davis Stocks Thorpe 84 SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON Founded: Alabama, 1856 Established: Illinois Delta, 1911 Colors: Royal purple and gold Badge: Diamond shaped with purple enamel background and S. A. E. in gold Flower: Violet Illinois Delta joined in the national celebration of the fraternity ' s 81 years of ex- istence with a founder ' s day banquet at the Decatur Club. The pledges traveled to the Levere Memorial in Evanston, for their initiation and later attended a dinner-dance at the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Frank Russell was elect- ed president of the Student Council, Otto Gravenhorst performed the duties of treasurer and Phillip Miller represented the sophomore class on the council. Wil- liam Wright was president of Alpha Omega and senior class treasurer. D. B. Folrath fulfilled the position of business manager of the Millidek. Two farewell dinners were given near the close of the year. One a Testimonial Dinner in honor of Leo Johnson, gridiron mentor of J. M. U. for the last 13 years, occasioned by his appointment to the coaching staff of the University of Illinois. " Leo " is a member of the local chapter of S. A. E. The second banquet was given in honor of the graduating seniors of Illinois Delta. Mr. Joseph Gauger served as chapter advisor. Baird Bell Folrath Freed James Jenuine Scharnberg Bimm Bowers Gilman Hammer Kuhle Lutz Sexton Timrr Busing Hamman McDermott Weakly Dunning Elick Hanes Hudson McKeown Pilcher Wright 86 Otto Gravenhorst President Walter Bailey Vice-President Harold Harris Secretary Frank Russell SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON 87 TAU KAPPA EPSILON Founded: Illinois Wesleyan, 1889 Established: Beta, 1909 Colors: Cherry and gray Badge: Skull on triangle Flower: Red carnation The Tekes began the year with the winning of the stunt at the Millikin Mixer for the third consecutive year. Opening their social season with a rushing dance in September, there followed the traditional social events: the Harvest Hop, in honor of the nineteen pledges, the Christmas formal on December 19, the Festival of the Red Carnation April 24, and the May Breakfast on May 30. Beta Chapter was host to 125 Tekes from Decatur, Bloomington, and Urbana, at the annual Founder ' s day observance, Sunday, January 10, in the Decatur Club. Royce Huss was elected to the Senior presidency and John Williams was named treasurer of the Junior class. Dudley Heffron and Allan Gray were named as Student Council representatives and Bill Richardson served as all school Intra-Mural Ath- letic Manager. Three seniors, Robert E. Cobb, Raymond Adams, and Royce Huss were select- ed as members of Alpha Omega. James Helfrich and Dave Coslet earned letters on the varsity basketball team, and Mark Cooper earned freshman numerals in football. John Williams was Business Manager of the Decaturian, and served with Dud- ley Heffron as Co-Business Manager of the Town and Gown Players. Adams Arnold Cobb Davis Davis Gray Harris Heffron Shontz Hunter Meliza Messinger Rentschler Roberts Schlieper Helfrich Sparks Sprunger Williams 88 PANHELLENIC Katheryn Stacy President Emily Jane Wood Social Chairman Margaret Prichard Secretary Laurabelle Scott Treasurer Jane Larsen Publicity Panhellenic consists of the president, one active and one alumnus of each so- cial sorority on the campus. The dean of women is the advisor to this group, which governs inter-sorority affairs, particularly rushing. Panhellenic sponsors the tea for all sorority members and new women at the beginning of each school year. This year it was held in the Conservatory library, September 15th. Panhellenic sponsored the Song Fest on April 2nd. This event was ori- ginated by Panhellenic two years ago and is now a tradition on the campus. The scholarship banquet honoring high scholarship among the women on the campus was held April 16th, at the Decatur Club. The guests of honor included the women with the highest scholarship in each class and those with the highest average from each sorority. Mrs. E. A. Gastman was the speaker of the evening. Other members of Panhellenic are: Vivian Barnes, Mary Catherine Waggoner, Katherine Rhinehart, Virginia Marsh and Helen McBride. Baldwin Beall Stacy Tuschhoff Donovan Prichard Scott Hedrick Larsen Wood Hl k tik 90 ATHLETIC COMMITTEE The members of the Athletic Committee consider and present to the faculty all matters pertaining to intra-mural and intercollegiate athletics. If the subject mat- ter isn ' t considered to be of great enough importance to be submitted to the faculty, this committee may take final action. This group replaces the old Athletic Board of Control. Members are: J. C. Hessler, C. L. Miller, L. T. Johnson, R. W. Gill, D. J. McClure, L. M. Cole, C. I. Head, and E. C. Kiefer. INDEPENDENTS Raymond Russell President Elizabeth Kortum Co- President Robert Spear Secretary Treasurer The Independents on the campus had a full and varied social season this year. It consisted of private dances, parties, wiener roasts and hayrides. Outstanding Indees were: Walter Clarke, president of the junior class, Ruth Rink, vice-president of the sophomore class and prominent violinist, Walter Schlie, president of the freshman class, Mary Strom, and Robert Grissom, members of the Student Council, Robert Bolt, president of the Phi Bi Chem Society, Duane Garver and Paul Lipinski, members of Alpha Omega and others too numerous to mention. 92 Adams, Smith, Lipinski, McDaniel, Cobb. Wright, Huss, Grote, Russell, Garver President William Wright Vice-President Hugh Grote Secretary ...Duane Garver Treasurers Robert Cobb, Raymond Adams Alpha Omega is the senior men ' s fraternity and is composed of three members from each fraternity and three independents who are chosen during their junior year by the active members. This year Alpha Omega sponsored the Freshman Frolic, the frosh cap sale, the Homecoming bonfire and the organized freshman and sophomore scraps. In addi- tion to this, Alpha Omega was in charge of the printing and distribution of the stu- dent directories. Complete membership this year consisted of the following men: William Wright, Frank Russell, and Dale Bell of S. A. E.; Hugh Grote, Dan Smith, and George Phil- lips of D. S. P.; Duane Garver, Paul Lipinski and Martin McDaniel of the Inde- pendents; and Robert Cobb, Royce Huss, and Raymond Adams represented T. K. E. ALPHA OMEGA 93 PI MU THETA Emily Jane Wood President Nancy Hedrick Vice-president Dorothy Wilhelmy Secretary-treasurer Olive Ruth Martin Sergeant-at-arms Pi Mu Theta is a senior woman ' s honorary fraternity. In 1914, it was founded for the recognition of high scholarship and participation in extra-curricular activities. The members are elected at the end of their junior year. Pi Mu Theta sponsored the sale of green hair ribbons for the freshmen women early in the fall. In November the organization sponsored a " Leap Year Week- end. " The members gave a dance in the gym on Friday night and encouraged various sorority parties and individual Leap Year dates on Saturday and Sunday nights. 94 Lois Crawford.. Mary Helen Vannier. Laurabelle Scott President Vice President Secreta ry-Trea surer The Women ' s Athletic Association is one of the largest and most outstanding organizations on the campus. Their first meeting this year was a wiener roast at Camp Kiwanis, which over sixty girls attended, a large majority of which later joined the club. Throughout the school year W. A. A. sponsored inter-sorority and class tournaments in soccer, basketball, tennis, badminton, ping pong, baseball, and deck tennis. Competition was strong in all sports, for each group was desirous of winning the large cup to be awarded to the group who had won the most games throughout the various sport seasons. Individual awards of a letter " M " to those girls who were outstanding in each activity was also an incentive. On March 20, the girls sponsored the presentation of Ted Shawn and his inter- nationally famous men dancers, from which $220 above all expenses was cleared. In bringing such outstanding artists to Decatur, the organization won recoginition and admiration as a highly united group of students, faculty members, and towns- people. The money was used for a large banquet in the spring, at which time the various awards were made, and the physical education departmental director of the University of Illinois was the guest speaker, and for the Little Nineteen tennis tournament held May 20, 21. W. A. A. 95 KAPPA SOCIETY " We . . . believe that the attainment of high scholarship is of eminently practi- cal value, " wrote the six charter members of Kappa Society drafting a constitution in 1909. And they were not inferring merely that individual mental excellence will provide a good livelihood; bul, what was of more importance to them and to the college, that the possession of such mind-guality did not separate Kappas from the work and life of the university, but made them more avowedly and necessarily participants. In order to encourage and promote the ideals of such sustaining scholarship, each fall a Kappa Chapel is held to announce the noteworthy scholastic achieve- ment, to present the society ' s keys, and to emphasize the value of thought. In rec- ognition of scholastic excellence during college, the society presents two keys for students; a silver for juniors who have achieved at least a 3.5 average for their three years, and a gold one on Commencement day for seniors who have main- tained that average. New members so elected are welcomed each June at an annual Commencement banquet. Since its inception in 1909, Kappa membership has grown to 110. Present Milli- kin faculty members who are Kappas are: Viola M. Bell, Bonnie Blackburn, Lucille Bragg, Gladys Galligar, and Flora Ross. Members of the class of 1936 admitted to membership are: Veva June Appel, Helen Ruth Chodat, Zelna Lucas, Charles Ober- meyer, and Mary Frances Wood. Oscarine Dewhirst and Ruth Rohrbaugh of the class of 1937 have received silver keys. Y. W. C. A. President Dorothy Wilhelmy Vice-president Eleanor Miller Secretary .Eileen Ritchie Treasurer Charlotte McClelland Publicity... Jessie McKeown, Doris Sayre Social Chairman Laurabelle Scott Y. W. C. A. started the year with the organizing of the Freshman Commission under the direction of Eleanor Miller. Ruth Kilbey was elected president; Elizabeth Duerr, vice-president, Helen Shaw, secretary, and Betty Loehr, the treasurer. The group sold chrysanthemums at the homecoming game and collected membership fees during Y. W. Week. Other activities of Y. W. included Thanksgiving Vespers, a Christmas candle- light Service, Easter Vespers held in Aston Hall, and on May 5, breakfast was served by the members of the organization. All Millikin students and faculty mem- bers were invited to attend. 96 Standing: Allen Russell Grissom Abbott Lichtenberger Seated: Robinson Kerr Lovasich McNabb Voict Lowe Dockeray The debate squad began the year with a radio debate with Wesleyan at Bloomington by Raymond Russell and Robert Grissom. Trips to several colleges fol- lowed with the subject, " Resolved: that the extension of consumers ' cooperatives would contribute to the public welfare. " Professor McNabb, Dr. Robinson and Dr. Dockeray were the coaches while Robert Grissom was the student manager. Raymond Russell, Hoyt Kerr, Morris Lowe and Robert Grissom made trips to McKendree, Principia, and Illinois College. Twelve debaters attended the fifth invitational tournament at Normal during January. Contrary to the usual procedure of such debates, there were no decisions on the debates, but on the individual speakers. Other tournaments attended were: the Mid-West Debate League and one held in Peoria on May 12, and 13. In addi- tion to these debates, others were held with Shurtleff, Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, Wabash College, and others. The debates of the year totaled sixty-eight. The annual Brown debate was held on the same question as the other, with Annabelle Voigt, Raymond Russell, and Theresa Lovasich on the affirmative side, while Robert Grissom, Guida Abbott, and Morris Lowe held up the negative. The affirmative won by a 2-1 decision of the judges. The season ended with a banquet and a theatre party. DEBATE 97 PHI-BI-CHEM SOCIETY This society was founded in the month of December in the year 1936. The purpose is to promote a better understanding of science through group research and association with students in the various fields of science. The members of the so- ciety are divided into three groups from the departments of physics, biology, and chemistry. From these the name originated. The organization is an honor society composed of selected upperclassmen and a few of the highest ranking freshmen majoring in science. The charter members are: Amos Bateman, Robert Bolt, Merton Burhans, Rob- ert Grissom, Richard Johnson, Bruce Lorton, Jasper Ross, Adrian Sears, and Charles Wilson. Other members are: Ralph Gibson, Lyndon Sutherland, Orville Ashcraft, and Walter Obermeyer. ' Meetings of this group have been so conducted that at periodic intervals papers or demonstrations were presented by members of the society and qualified speakers from outside thus achieving the purpose of gaining a better understanding of science. President Robert Bolt Vice-president Merton Burhans Secretary - treasurer Charles Wilson Sears Gibson Grissom Ross Bateman Lorton Sutherland Johnson Wilson Bolt Burhans Ashcraft 98 Conant Society is formed of English majors of the upper classes and members invited from other departments who are especially interested in English. The mem- bers were fortunate in being invited to a reception for Carl Sandburg, after his lecture in the Millikin auditorium on the evening of March 4. THE YEAR WITH CONANT December 2 — Mr. Martin spoke on the library at Harvard at the Delta Delta Delta house. Robert Grissom was chairman. December 16 — The annual Christmas party was held at the W. M. Wood home. February 17 — Miss Blackburn and Norma Conner Magnuson were the speakers for the evening at the Alpha Chi Omega house. Mary Elizabeth Stookey was chair- man for the occasion. March 17 — Dean Miller gave a book review at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. John Williams was chairman. April 21 — Miss McCaslin spoke at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, with Don Baird in charge. May 19 — The annual formal dinner was held at Sunnyside Country Club. Katherine Hamilton was chairman. CONANT SOCIETY 99 LE CERCLE FRANCAIS President Olive Ruth Martin 1st Vice-president Dorothy Wilhelmy 2nd Vice-president Margaret Manqrum Secretary Ruth Ross Treasurer Robert Owen French Club ' s big event for the year was International Night, May 4, 1937. Margaret Mangrum was chairman of the affair. A Christmas party was held at the Delta Delta Delta house to which new mem- bers were invited. Songs were sung in French, and bridge was played also in French. Ruth Rohrbaugh was in charge of the party. DER DEUTSCHE VEREIN President Ruth Ross Vice-president Olive Ruth Martin Secretary Raymond Scheer Treasurer Ralph Gibson The first meeting of the year was held at the home of Virginia Baker. The Alpha Chi house was the scene of the Christmas meeting and while there, poems, in German, were read by Robert Grissom; Margaret Mangrum read the original Christmas story and after singing the carols in German, the guests were fed Wein- achts-kuchen and hot chocolate. At a later meeting Miss Ross showed her moving pictures of the Rhein district. Ebby Scheer entertained the guests at Fred Shell ' s house with German poetry and Louise Bredehoft sang several numbers in German. At the April meeting, the " Nibelungenlied " was reported on by Ruth Ross while Margaret Mangrum read several passages from the original poem. The Ger- man club cooperated with the French club in the International Night program. 100 Bannerman, Churchill, Edwards, Gardiner, Hedrick, Holmes Knolls. J.. Knotts, M.. Loehr, Miller, F., Miller, J., Nims Pyatt, Robertson, Scott, Sweney, Thalman, Troutman Tucker, Voight. President Nancy Hedrick Vice President Cora Baker Secretary Margaret Sweney Treasurer Margaret Churchill The Home Economics Club, one of the first of its kind in the United States was organized in December, 1919. It not only enables the students of the department to keep up with the advances in Home Economics, but it also fosters development in leadership and programs along the line of class work. The Millikin Club is affiliated with the American and the Illinois Home Economics Associations. The Home Economics club sponsored the sale of the Millikin Calendar. This was a new venture and it is hoped that it will become a tradition of the university. The sale was launched on Wednesday, December 9, at the annual Christmas tea sponsored by the Millikin Dames. Purchasers of the new Blue and White, desk pad size, calendar were pleased particularly with the fine winter views of the J. M. U. towers. 10! HOME ECONOMICS CLUB TOWN AND GOWN Three major productions were presented again this year by the Town and Gown Players under the direction of Professor McNabb. Each play enjoyed tre- mendous success and played before a capacity audience in the university auditorium. Noel Coward ' s " Hay Fever " was chosen for the Homecoming weekend, and presented Jean Davidson and Athalee Connally in the leading roles. The six one act plays presented each year by the Play Production Class were presented in Jan- uary. The plays this year were " Madame Butterfly, " by David Belasco, " Smoke- screen, " by Robert Kasper, " Poor Aubrey, " by George Keeley, " The Florist Shop, " by Winifred Hawkridge, " The Sisters ' Tragedy, " by Richard Hughes and " A Man Should Have a Wife, " by Lisa Rombova. " He Who Gets Slapped " was presented as the mid-winter production with the capable Bushrod Sattley in the leading role, other important roles were taken by Muriel Stafford, Frank Russell and Kenneth DeFrees. For the fifth consecutive year, the Town and Gown Players are to produce a Shakespearian play immediately preceding commencement. This year ' s play will be " Loves Labor Lost. " Byron Adams, art instructor in the university, and his staff did much toward creating proper settings for this year ' s productions. 102 Ear! C. Kiefer Director Rowley Pence Student Assistant Norman Hanes Drum Major The band came out this year on marching feet under the direction of " Poss " Hanes, playing at all of the athletic contests on the Millikin field. They appeared five times on chapel programs, appearing first at the first assembly period of the fall semester. For the first time in years, Millikin had a band maneuvering on the foot- ball field during the half of the Homecoming game. Two open air spring concerts were given in May, with all members in uniform. Each member qualifying for the band receives a service award of $25 per year in addition to one credit hour. BAND ROSTER Cornets Altos Flute and Piccolo Rowley Pence Norman Hanes Dale Ziinmer Everett Price Virden Bitrmi Paul Stout Merle Scott Saxophones Harry Sparks Don Busing Jerome ScWieper Trombones Harold Thorpe Wayne Blowers Clarinets Paul Hart Baritones Frank Koukl John Williams Walter Bailey Basses Roy Custis Irvin Baker George Reynolds Karl Sanner Dloyd Graham Drums and Traps Paul Freed William Crane Frank Xewell Oboe Alpha Morris George Bowers William Lucka Bernard Hoffman Bruce Dorton Jack Combe Hugh Grote Bassoon Murl Sichbert BAND 103 DECATURIAN The Decaturian, published every week by the students of the University was founded in 1903. The newspaper is a charter member of the Illinois College Press Association, and the Associated Collegiate Press. The National Advertising Serv- ice, Inc. is the Decaturian ' s exclusive advertising representative. Attempts were made to have a journalism class in connection with the Deca- turian. This proved unsuccessful and during the second semester the paper re- sumed its usual make-up. At the end of the year the J. M. U.-ites were chosen as usual. They were: Oscarine Dewhirst, Emily Jane Wood, Olive Ruth Martin Hewett, Ralph Allan, Robert E. Cobb, Margot Smith, Louise Bredehoft and Frank Russell. 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