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RUTH ROSS, Editor WILBUR GOLZ, Business Manager VOLUME XXXVI foreword Through photography and the written word we have tried to portray the ever-changing and ever-growing panorama of Millikin life for the year of 1938-1939. We hope we have crystallized for you on these pages a few of the fleeting impressions of achievements and activities of this college year. In future years it is our hope that you may leaf through this annual and recall with pleasure the scenes and faces of 1939. EUGENIA ALLIN You are always ready with your wise counsel, and you have a real interest in our activities. The Orville B. Gorin Library was your vision and it will ever stand as a memorial to you. CALVIN WELCH DYER In a difficult position you maintain a characteristic balance between len- iency and severity. Your tolerance and sense of humor meet our too- frequent negligence and tardiness. You evince genuine interest in the progress of Millikin. CflTIOD 1 LORELL MORTIMER COLE Your genial smile intrigues us. Your kindliness warms us. Your long service to Millikin impresses us. We feel you belong here and you are our friend. We see in you the " grand old man of Millikin. " ALBERT TAYLOR MILLS With the latest slang and the newest events on the calendar you greet us all as equals. Behind a twinkling eye that bespeaks a quick sense of humor, there are depths of knowledge and breadths of vision. DEDICflTIOIl f fs o m flconns to oaks CLASSES FACULTY many brahches GREEKS ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS QUEENS GROWTH ACTIVITIfS ATHLETICS WOMEN ' S ATHLETICS SNAPS AND CALENDAR CLASSES fflcuny fROm flCORHS 10 OAKS To say, " Great oaks from little acorns grow, " Would be to use a figure tired and trite Ordinarily — but in our minds the phrase Breathes a new life, applied to Millikin: Our acorn freshmen dropped upon the campus Are smooth and green with too few curious sprouts Of intellect — too faintly touched by heat From suns of deeper thought, maturer friends. Leaving the windy, reckless boughs on high, They nestle close to soil of calmer hills, Of thicker tomes and longer words. The sapling Sophomore is shaky still bends low For each breeze, shakes his leaves importantly. But soon the roots are deeper than the tree Is high — exploring down, adventuring Into the dark and cool soil of minds Of men who nursed the growings of our culture. Our seniors represent the tree grown-up, Proud and strong — flared out for all to see, But not yet knarled with knots of experience — With but a hint of mellowness to follow. This rhythm of growth is patterned on our lawns The same, of life, is glimpsed within this book. L J fL 1 F en ■ 1 Lois Adams ------ Palestine Margaret Alexander - Hammond Maurice Allen ------ Decatur Jean Anderson ----- Hoopeston Robert Atz ------ Decatur Helen Ayer ----- Springfield Don Baldwin ------ Decatur Robert Bankson - Blue Mound Zellah Barrow ----- Decatur Ray Bass ------- Decatur Jane Bastob ------ Decatur Bernard Batchelder - Warrensburg Margaret Bear ----- Decatur Phyllis Bear ------ Decatur Marian Bennett ----- Aurora Dorothy Bickel ----- Chicago Delores Bilgere - Decatur Betty Birmingham - Chicago Judith Ann Bishop - Red Oak, Iowa Paul Bivens ------ Roxana Victor Blackwell - Kankakee Jean Blakinger ----- Aurora Betty Bold ------ Decatur Virginia Lee Bowers - - East Carondelet The freshman class of ' 42, 243 strong, started the term rolling with one of the largest clas ses in years. Their endless chain of activities helped to make the year of 1938-1939 at Millikin a successful one and their first sampling of collegiate life a tasty one. The men held in numbers over the women, 137 to 106; together they made up 34.5% of the student body. After the excitement of petitions and balloting, the votes cast revealed the election of Phil Lehman as president, Betty Hayes for vice president, Barbara Stoune, secretary, and Betty Bold as treasurer. CLASS OF 1942 10 CLASS OF It has been said that our freshman football captain, Jean Mason, has everything that characterizes a great football player, and the class is almost sorry to see him grow up to be an upperclassman and varsity player. Fresh- man football brought to light much promising material for future varsity teams. Watch for these names next year: Frank Lesko, Dave Normile, Jim DeHority, John Major, George Drake and Charles Sweet at guard; Charles DeWitt and George Hinton as tackles; William Murray, Jack Hagerty, Lawrence Crowe and Andy Simpson at end position; Roger Merker, who can kick the pigskin Glenn Bowman - Decatur Virginia Boyd ----- - Decatur Charles Bradley - Blue Mound Marie Brink ------ Decatur Dorothy Brown - Bethany Walter Brucker ----- Columbia Dean Butt ------- Decatur Elizabeth Callaway - Tuscola LeMar Campbell ----- Decatur Frances Carlson Chicago Betty Lou Casey - Decatur Bette Clarke - - - Chicago Frances Cloney ----- Decatur Virginia Clause ----- Decatur Wendall Conner - - - Hammond Lee Cook . Decatur Mark Cooper ----- Springfield Tom Cooper - - Decatur Velma Cravens - Decatur Jane Crawford - - Sandoval Delmer Creager ----- Decatur Warner Crews ------ Salem Lawrence Crowe ----- Decatur Rondel Custis ------ Decatur % a —t J ii m it % Q mm A m 11 Druanne Davis ----- Decatur Robert Davis ------ Decatur Roselyn Davis ----- Chicago James Dehority ----- Decatur Lorraine DeMuth ----- Chicago Janet Dickey ------ Decatur Donald Diller ------ Decatur Robert Dillman ----- Newton Joseph Douglas ----- Newman George Drake ----- Litchfield Bob Drobisch ------ Decatur Charles Dunn ----- Illiopolis Donald Durkee - - - Decatur Elmer Edwards ----- Galesburg Bill Elliott ------ Springfield Kenneth Elmore ----- Butler George Embrofchan Edwin Faster George Fathauer Charles Ferguson Taylorville Decatur Lake City Staunton Betty Fischer ------ Decatur Warren Fisher ------ Decatur Dorothy Ford ------ Chicago Gene Ford ------- Niantic in vital spots of the gridiron, and keeping pace with him, Edwin Zachery, Bill Normile, John Stephan and Earl Buse formed the remainder of the back- field. Eugene Robinson was the manager of this team. We cannot, however, give all the credit for athletic honors to the men. On the annual W. A. A. Sports Day held at I. S. N. U., Betty Lou Casey, Betty Fischer, Emily Grove, Virginia Guernsey, Constance Kennedy, Jean Simcox, Ruth Mannering, Betty Jane Ward, and Tille Jane Stowell all starred on the " A " soccer team. On the " B " team were Delores Bilgere, Dorothy Bickel, CLASS OF 1942 12 CLASS OF 1942 Betty Birmingham, Susan Miller, Donna Morgan, Jane Guker, Roselynn Davis, Phyllis Jones, Bette Raffington, and Mary Ann Stofft. And we must not omit those spunky freshmen girls, Dorothy Jackman, Tille Stowell, Bette Raffington, who so enthusiastically led our cheering sections and helped to revive our drooping school spirit. Assisting with publications were Ethelyn Freed, Jessie Hurley, and Zola Roberts who kept us posted on school activities while acting as reporters ' for the Decaturian. Other ' 42-ers who were engaged on the newspaper were Rita Franklin ------ Decatur Ethelyn Freed ------ Decatur Joseph Fryman ----- Decatur Jane Gibbon ------ Decatur Julian Giles ------ Decatur Hubert Gilman - Decatur James Gilmore - Decatur William Glosser ----- Decatur Charles Graham ----- Decatur Mary Anna Green - Decatur Emily Grove ----- Cerro Gordo Marian Grove ----- Decatur Remo Grua ------- Benld Florence Guernsey - - - - Decatur Jane Guker ----- Wood River Robert Hann ------ Decatur Jack Hagerty - Beardstown Robert Hamman ----- Decatur Ralph Harris ------ Decatur Betty Jane Hatfield - Decatur Rachel Haug ------ Decatur Ellen Hausbach ----- Decatur Betty Hayes ------ Decatur Mary Jane Hayes ----- Decatur 13 3 to ■ " M_ ' iift ii ¥ J Danny Hendricks - Taylorville Jack Hill ------ Nokomis George Hinton ----- Nokomis Sarah Hinton ----- Decatur Harold Hoover ----- Decatur Edward Horn ------ Decatur Vernon Hott Decatur William Howenstine - Decatur Jessie Hurley - - Woodmere, L. I., N. Y. Dorothy Jackman - Springfield Phyllis Jones - - St. Vital, Man., Canada Harold Joyce ------ Sandoval Ben Kagay ------ Effingham Edwin Keil ------ Decatur Sam Eeris ------ Decatur Eugene Killebrew - Payette, Idaho Robert King ----- Taylorville Galen Kintner ----- Decatur Walter Kisieleski ----- Chicago Virgil Klaus ----- Alhambra Marie Klein ------ Valmeyer Kenneth Klein ------ Decatur Violet Klinghoffer ----- Decatur Ken Kramer ------ Owaneco Barbara Stoune as special writer, Phil Lehman, Paul Scott, Robert Weiner, and Barbara Patton as advertising assistants, and Inabelle Trueblood as office manager. Alas alack, the frosh lost the scrap, but this didn ' t dampen their spirits any. Among the exciting events of homecoming are found the names of many freshies who aided in the success of the gala weekend. Helen Louise Lock represented all the beautiful co-eds of the class in the homecoming queen ' s court at the dance. She was elected by the popular vote of the student body. CLASS OF 1942 14 CLASS OF 1942 The cast of the " First Lady, " the Town and Gown homecoming production, was ably supported by that dark-eyed actress, Frances North. Mildred Wise and Harold Ward and Elizabeth Calloway were also member of the cast. The upperclass property men were assisted by Mary Ann Stofft and Constance Kennedy, while Druanne Davis and Rita Franklin helped with the costumes, and the technicians ' assistant was Rondel Custis. Among the musically talented freshmen are Judith Bishop, Charles Bradley, Walter Brucker, Ethelyn Freed, Chester Malins, William Owens, Annabelle Kunz ----- Decatur Betty Lanier ------ Decatur Georgia Lanter - Maroa Alice Large ----- Taylorville Dale Larrick ----- Stonington Boyd Larson ------ Decatur Sallie Leachman - Lovington Philip Lehman ----- Decatur Harold Leist ------ Olney Lorraine Lesher ----- Decatur Frank Lesko ----- Westville Harold Lichtenberger - Decatur Evelyn Lineback - - St. Louis, Missouri Helen Lock ------ Decatur Morris Loeb ------ Decatur Harold Luker ------ Clinton Mariam Lux ------ Bement John McClure ------ Decatur Margaret McDowell - Robinson John Major ----- Warrensburg Chester Malins ----- Chicago Ruth Mannering ----- Decatur Virginia Martin ----- Decatur Jean Mason ------ Hillsboro m 1 15 lames Matthews - Decatur Edward Meade - - - Boston, Mass. Phillip Meadows ----- Clinton Roger Merker - Belleville Phyllis Michl ----- Decatur Susan Miller Decatur Gene Monson ------ Decatur Robert Montague Decatur Donald Montgomery - Decatur Donna Ruth Morgan - Macon Jack Morrissey - Decatur Elmo Morthole ------ Bluffs Bill Murray ----- Beardstown Dave Normile - Milwaukee, Wis. William Normile - - Milwaukee, Wis. Frances North ------ Chicago Archie Norton ----- Decatur Leah Novellino ----- Decatur Delores Ochs ----- Vermillion William Owens ----- Decatur Eldon Parish ------ Decatur Barbara Patton ----- Decatur Robert Peverly ----- Decatur Lucy Gale Phelps - Dayton, Ohio Bernard Staggs, Elaine Willis, Lois Tosetto, Alice Crane, and Archie Norton who participated in those outstanding orchestra concerts throughout the year. The university choir was composed of many freshmen, and they selected Betty Jane Ward, Barbara Stoune, and James Vitton as their executive group. Basketball season ushered in another group of outstanding athletes. Many laurels were won as a result of the splendid team work shown by these prom- ising basketeers. Bill Murray, Vincent Rotolo, John Taflinger, Elmo Morthole, Sam Keris, Lee Cook, Earl Buse, Dale Larrick, Phil Lehman, Bill White, Jack CLASS OF 1942 16 CLASS OF 1942 Hagerty, and Roger Merker trounced all but one of the teams which they encountered. This fine record ought to carry over to add vigor to next year ' s varsity sguad. With January come the one-act plays put on by the play production class. The casts of " Joint Owners in Spain, " " The Maker of Laws " , " Cupid with Spectacles " and " Potatoes for Supper " revealed the acting abilities of Frances North, Barbara Stoune, Jeanne Porter, Mary Alice Spires, Rachel Haug, Bette Raffington, Mildred Wise, and Bette Clark. Drama seems to have been one Hubert Phillips - - - - - Holcomb Howard Pitts - Maywood Jeanne Porter ------ Flora William Potter - Decatur Margery Price - Decatur Roswell Prince ----- Decatur Bette Raffington ----- Decatur Raymond Rhoades - Decatur Maxine Ricketts ----- Decatur Berwyn Ridgway - Sandoval Fred Roberts ----- Westville Zola Roberts ------ Decatur Eugene Robinson ----- Chicago Vincent Rotolo - Milwaukee, Wis. May Rowland ------ Decatur Wanda Sands - - - - - - Ashley Margaret Scanlon - Decatur Marjorie Scott ----- Betha ny Paul Scott ----- Mt. Auburn Martin Shallenberger - - - Decatur Helen Shellabarger - Decatur Jean Simcox - - - - - Assumption Andy Simpson ----- Taylorville Harry Skipper - Blue Mound m % i M -m w 17 i it i 4 Virginia Smith ------ Decatur Doris Sohn St. Louis, Mo. Mary Alice Spires ----- Decatur Bernard Staggs ----- Decatur John Stephan - - Wellesly Hills, Mass. Mary Ann Stofft ----- Decatur Barbara Stoune ----- Decatur Fred Stout ------- Gilman Tille Jane Stowell - Decatur Charles Sweet - - - West Frankfort Louis Swinger - - - - Morrisonville John Taflinger ------ Paris Dorothy Thorwick ----- Decatur Lois Tosetto - - Niagara Falls, New York Inabell Trueblood - Decatur Edwin Wait ----- Mt. Pulaski James Leonard Walker - - Warrensburg Betty Jane Ward - - Clayton, Missouri Harold Ward ----- OTallon Regina Weber ----- Decatur Robert Weiner ----- Decatur Mildred Wentworth - Warrensburg Charles White ----- Decatur Frank Wierman ----- Decatur of the mam interests of this talented group. Several one-act productions were given during chapel periods this year. Jean Simcox, and Jim Weilepp took part in " Prize Money " , while Bette Raffington, Martha Sanks, Jane Guker, Emily Cline, and Frances North played in " Alien Note. " The second Town and Gown production, " Ten Nights in a Bar Room " , was supported by Jeanne Porter and Robert Bankson. Members of the freshman class on the play committees were Jean Simcox and Grace Leaverton, costumes, and Mary Ann Stofft and Rachel Haug, properties. CLASS OF 1942 18 Rachel Wilburg Doris Elaine Willis P. J. Wilson - Mildred Wise Dorothy Wismer Chester Wonderlin Harold Wright Edwin Louis Zachery Wayne Hatfield Howard Lanier Betty Snyder It would seem that even the freshman class is not invulnerable, for Cupid has brought two freshies, Sarah Hinton (now McMennamy ) and Eugene Rob- inson to the altar as well as announcing the engagement of Evelyn Lineback, better known as " Margo " . Spring brought a calendar so filled with exciting social activities that the freshmen decided they would like to know just what was the proper etiguette in the case of each event, and they co-operated with Panhellenic in presenting two evenings of courtesy programs. The first, " Millikin Days, " included skits on introductions put on by Tau Kappa Epsilon under the chair- manship of Bill Potter, grooming and dress by Alpha Chi Omega with Dorothy Thorwick as director, general campus courtesies by Pi Beta Phi with Phyllis Bear as chairman, and tea etiquette presented by the Indees with Frances North in charge. A second program of " Millikin Nights " consisted of skits on dating given by Delta Sigma Phi with Roney Custis as chairman, by Zeta Tau Alpha on dining of which Barbara Stoune was in charge, and on dancing by the combined groups of Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon which Jean Simcox directed. Dancing, games, and refreshments were enjoyed in the main corridor after each of the performances. Speaking of dances, the freshman dance in the spring planned by the class officers was a fitting climax to an unusually profitable year. Here ' s looking forward to 1940! CLASS OF 1942 19 Decatur Toledo Decatur Decatur Decatur Decatur Decatur Carlyle Decatur De catur Moweaqua 1 ) -. l k f in ii 1 i .i M - jtXL — -; bF T m William Adams ----- Decatur Ralph Aldridge - - - St. Louis, Mo. Dorothy Allen ----- Decatur Stephen Ballance Vernon Audrey Bannerman - Chicago George Barker ----- Maywood Robert Bawden - - Mohawk, Michigan Douglas Begeman - - - Edwardsville Annette Bickel ----- Chicago Loretta Boggs ----- Decatur Virginia Bopp ----- Decatur Wilbur Brinner - Mason City Gordon Brown ----- Hillsboro Jeanne Burdick - ■ - Assumption Margaret Burkhardt - - Highland Park Oliver Burnette ----- Decatur Vern Cannon ----- Decatur Frances Jane Carey - Decatur Emily Jane Cline ----- Decatur Shirley Cornick - Decatur Alice Crane Decatur LaVerne Cummins - Decatur Bill Cutler ------ Rankin Dorothy Dashner ----- Dupo On October 5 the year ' s officers for the sophomore class were elected — Walter Murfin as president; Julia Tuttle, vice president; Pauline Ritchie, secre- tary; and Dick Gilman, treasurer. In the homecoming activities this year the sophomores shone! On Friday night the Millikin orchestra played their first concert of the year and 12 of the members who appeared were sophomores. The sophomores won an overwhelming victory in the Freshman-Sophomore Scrap, and according to tradition, the freshmen were required to wear their green caps until Thanksgiving. The main event, which was the mud-fight, CLASS OF 1941 22 CLASS OF 1941 was won by the sophomore boys, and the girls won the soccer game and the tug-of-war. For the court of honor of the homecoming queen two sophomores were elected by the vote of the whole school. These girls were Nancy Stookey and Dorothy Dashner. Homecoming was greatly saddened by the sudden death of Jeanette Cooper, a members of the class, who was particularly active in sports of all kinds. The sophomores are well-represented this year on both of the publica- tions. On the Decaturian staff Emily Cline is the co-feature editor, Dorothy Barbara Diehl ----- Decatur Jean Dorr ----- Edwardsville Wilma Dougherty - Robinson John Dudenhoffer - Morrisonville Eldo Duft ------ Highland Mildred Durcholz ----- Latham Naomi Edwards ----- Decatur Darrell England - - - Morrisonville Berle Engle ----- Brownstown Lawrence Engle ----- Decatur Cleaon Etzkorn - Edwardsville Helen Ford ------ Chicago Richard Foster ----- Decatur Delina Fraser ----- Decatur William Garvin ----- Decatur Paul William Gerling - - Edwardsville Richard Gilman - Harristown Gertrude Gollnik ----- Decatur Kathryn Gragg - Litchfield Janet Hamilton ----- Decatur Roberta Hamman Natt Hammer Annie Harp Herbert Hart - Decatur Decatur Ft. Wayne, Indiana Decatur 23 Elizabeth Hawkins - Decatur Mary Hayes ------ Decatur Grace Hilvety ------ Macon Joe Hopson ----- Taylorville Alice Jane Johnson - Decatur Howard Johnson - Harristown James Arthur Johnson - Effingham Albert Karlstrom ----- Danville Elmer Katt ------ Highland Otto Keil ------- Decatur Robert Kiefer ------ Decatur Byron Killam ------ Roxana Walter Herbert Kapetz - - - Decatur James Kranz ------ Decatur Martha Kuhns ------ Decatur George LaCharite - - - Assumption Margaret Laughlin - - - Moweaqua Estella Launtz ------ Decatur Charles Lewis ----- Chicago Ruth Lichtenberger - Decatur Adolph Loeffler - - O ' Fallon Clyta Lovejoy ----- Kewanee Jean McCommons - Flora Joda McGaughey ----- Decatur Allen and Janet Hamilton are the society editor ' s, and Dorothy Dashner and Lee Moorehead are make-up assistants. On the business staff of the Dec. are found Vic Peterson as the office manager, Charles Lewis, the sports reporter and Lauren Shaw, who writes the column. On the editorial staff of the Millidek are Margaret Westervelt, photographs, Gertrude Gollnik, women ' s athletics, Kathryn Gragg, organizations, Martha Tendick, Pauline Ritchie, Frances Jane Carey, calendar, and Joda McGaughey, make-up assistant. Bill Adams and Bob Shontz are members of the business staff. CLASS OF 1941 24 CLASS OF In the language groups again the sophomores are outstanding. Margaret Bur ' khardt is the president of the German Club. Alice Jane Johnson is the vice president (chairman of the social committee), and Helen Warnack is the secretary of this organization. Delina Fraser and Lee Moorehead are secre- tary and treasurer respectively of the Spanish Club. The sophomores can well be proud of their scholastic average. Two students, Annie Harp and Robert Pennaman, have had a straight A average so far in their school years and are headed towards the coveted Kappa keys. Hubert Magill ----- Decatur Harry Martin - - Robinson Sally Martin ----- Robinson Andy Meyer ----- Springfield Dale Minick ------ Decatur Charles Monroe ----- Decatur Lee Moorehead ----- Decatur Martha Mullen ----- Decatur Walter Murfin ----- Decatur Lyle Musick ------ Decatur Helen Mytar ----- Springfield Frances Neumeyer - Mt. Pulaski Dawn Odell ------ Decatur Earl Oglesby ------ Decatur Harriet Overbeck - Edwardsville Ralph Owen ------ Decatur Louise Ann Parker - Maroa Virginia Patterson - - - Dayton, Ohio Annetta Peckert ----- Decatur Robert Penneman - Springfield Victor Peterson ------ Elwin June Phillips ------ Decatur Rockford Phillips ----- Danville Earl Gene Potter - - - - Mt. Pulaski 25 Loren Rasplica - Glen Carbon John Reep ------ Paxton Truman Reynolds - ' - Decatur Tom Richards ------ Decatur Leonard Ritchard ----- Decatur Pauline Ritchie ----- Decatur Eugene Robards ----- Decatur Margaret Mae Roberts - - - Decatur Sid Rotz ------ Harristown Thomas Scanlon ----- Decatur Paul Schaefer ----- Carlyle Fred Scharf ----- Collinsville Phyllis Schudel ----- Decatur Lauren Shaw ------ Decatur Marvin Shively - Decatur Robert Shontz - Springfield Kerwyn Smith - Highland Park Mary Smith ------ Sullivan Vera Spangler ----- Decatur Paul Stark ------ Decatur Nancy Stookey - Harristown David Stouffer Decatur Paul Stout - Mahomet Roy Swartz ------ Decatur Fifteen other sophomores have had an average of B or better for the past two years! Football letters were won this year by Joe Hopson, Ken Kramer, Oliver Burnette, Fred Scharf, and Harry Martin. Sophomores have been also quite active in music. In Sigma Alpha Iota, the women ' s honorary music sorority, there are seven sophomores: Marilynn Kinzer, Naomi Edwards, Margaret Laughlin, Clyta Lovejoy, Frances Neu- meyer, Sally Martin, and Delina Fraser. Robert Bawden and Loren Rasplica ii ■ ■ ft i i ii CLASS OF 1941 26 Paul Taff ------ Belleville Martha Tendick - Greenfield Waneta Trick ------ Homer Ralph Trost - - - - - Taylorville Julia Tuttle ------ McLean John Van Gundy ----- Decatur Eunyce Voigt ----- Kankakee June Wall ------- Decatur Peggy Wand - Jacksonville, Fla. Helen Warnack ----- Decatur James Weatherford - Decatur Margaret Westervelt - ' - Decatur Delmar Wilson ----- Decatur Ruth Yakel ------ Decatur Norma Lewis ------ Pana Helen Ward - Decatur ' JHp Jfei are members of Phi Mu Alpha, the corresponding music fraternity for men. Other members of the class who filled important positions in the school were: Jeanne Burdick, secretary of Aston Hall; Byron Killam and Louise Ann Parker, members of the Student Council; and Ruth Yakel, member of the chapel committee. Peggy Wand Campbell played the leads in several of the Town and Gown productions this year with great success. Other sophomores taking part in the plays were Louise Ann Parker, Tom Richards, Martha Tendick, Sally Martin, and Emily Cline. All in all this is a fine list of accomplishments and one any class should be proud to have. Besides this, perhaps the greatest fact of significance is that the first semester 93 men were enrolled in the class and 64 women. The second semester the number had only diminished three, bringing the total to 92 men and 62 women. 27 CLASS OF 1941 Margaret Allen. Decatur Lawrence Alverson, Moweaqua Edyth Ann Anderson, Springfield Joseph Anderson, Morrisonville lulia Mae Attig, Edwardsville John Baird, Bethany Noble Barbee, Findlay Robert Barnhart, Decatur Well, the junior class started off with a bang this fall. That is, 15% of all the people enrolled in this institution of higher learning the first semester belonged to the class of 1940. In the midst of the largest enrollment in the history of Millikin, the junior class has made its mark. Seven more fellows than girls divided the fall class of 91, 49 and 42 respectively, but second semester of the 105 members the men had it over the women by only one. Ruling the class of 1940 are Roy Custis, president; Margaret Knotts, vice president and social chairman; Lenore Gibson, secretary; and Walter Ober- meyer, treasurer. These junior officer ' s are subject to change with the senior elections next fall. CLASS OF 1940 30 CLASS OF 1940 The highest honorary position held by any member of the junior class is held by petite Elizabeth Duerr. Betty is the editor of the Decaturian, and a good editor, too. For the past year we have had our " Decs " on time. Other class members who work with her to put out a good paper are Wilma Frances Lux, copy editor; Ella Louise Lawton, news editor; Ella Mary Dudley and Janet Kunz, special reporters; Helen Sibthorp, feature editor; Virdin Bimm, sports editor; Victor Corrado, staff photographer; and Bernard Hoffman, assistant business manager. Naturally if any member of the class sweeps up a little dirt the " Dust Pan " is the place for it. The gossip editor isn ' t known, maybe it ' s better that way. Phil Bateman, Decatur Genevieve Bauer, Bement John Bentley, Nampa, Idaho Virden Bimm, Wyanet Beverly Boyd, Decatur Donald Campbell, Chesterville Stella May Carothers, Decatur Jeanne Condon, Decatur ■Hi ... 31 f f l Martin Cooney, Decatur Victor Corrado, Oak Park Roy Custis, Decatur Loyle Davis, Bethany William DeHart, Taylorville Emma Diehl, Morrisonville Charlotte Denz, Decatur Ruth Derr, Decatur While the Millidek is edited and managed by members of the senior class this year, several of the members of the class of 1940 hold responsible positions. Margaret Allen is the assistant editor; Bette Patterson, photograph editor; Margy Lou Scheer, snapshot editor; Victor Corrado, staff photog- rapher; }ohn Baird, sports editor; Laurabelle Fischer, academic organizations editor; Helen Schutter, typist; and Marjorie Rohrbaugh, assistant business manager. All the other members of the class had an equal chance in turning in their prized snapshots for publication. Included in the list of departmental assistants for this year are the fol- lowing members of the junior class. In the biology department the staff is CLASS OF 1940 32 CLASS OF 1940 composed of Harold Jeter and Lelah Galligar. Orville Hill works part time in the chemistry department. Margaret Knotts is a student assistant in the home economics department, while Beverly Boyd serves under Miss Dorothy McClure in the physical education department. The following are library assistants: Wilma Frances Lux, Virginia Neisler, Rose Helen Gillespie, and Dorothy Turner. In addition there are several young men who serve as janitors and ground crew under the direction of Mr. Carl Head. Shortly after the opening of the first semester, the honor roll for both semesters of last year was released. Those members of the class of 1940 who made the honor roll during their sophomore year at Millikin were Edyth Rowena Dickey. Decatur Ella Mary Dudley, Decatur Elizabeth Duerr, Decatur 33 Lenore Gibson, Decatur Rose Helen Gillespie, Qumcy Fred Gilman, Decatur Martha Louise Granier, Hillsb oro Edward Gravenhorst, Effingham Margaret Hall, Decatur Donald Hamman, Decatur William Hammer, Decatur Anderson, Robert Barnhart, Stellamay Carothers, Roy Custis, Elizabeth Duerr, Laurabelle Fischer, Lelah Galligar, Harold Jeter, Margaret Knotts, Ella Louise Lawton, Wilma Frances Lux, John McKeown, Margy Lou Scheer, Helen Sibthorp, Lydon Sutherland, and Dorothy Turner. It is interesting to note that 17 of the 79 on the honor roll were juniors. While the class enrollment stands at 15% of that of the total enrollment of the school, the percent of those on the honor rolls is 23. Smart class, that class of 1940. The athletic write-ups are left to the athletic editor, but in a college year- book it is imperative to mention those fellows who give so much of the time CLASS OF 1940 34 CLASS OF 1940 and energy to bring fame and glory to their school. Of the football per- formers in the line, the following were representative of the junior class: Roy Custis, George Dixon, Loyle Davis, Ken Lawler, Gordon Heggie, and Bill Newton. The basketball line-up was not so lengthy, but after all five players make up a basketball team as against eleven on a football team. Aubrey Taylor, Al Musso, and Maurice Feldman were regulars on the basketball team. It is well to here note that Roy Custis and Ken Lawler are co-captains of the 1939-40 gridiron team, and Al Musso the captain of the cagers Those juniors who were recommended for grid awards by Coach fohnson were Ken Billie Harmon, Pana Mary Lou Hart, Van Buren, Indiana Dorothy Hartley, Decati Orville Hill, Decatur Harold Hoots, Decatur Lester Jackson. East St. Louis William Jeschawitz, Decatur Harold Jeter, Decatur 35 Margaret Knotts, Decatur Janet Kunz, Decatur Helen Margaret Kyle. Decatur Kenneth Lawler, Taylorville Ella Louise Lawton, Decatur Mary Grace Leaverton, Springfield Marjorie Lee, Urbana Charles Livingston, Decatur Lawler, Bill Newton, Roy Custis, and Aubrey Taylor. Roy Custis won second prize in the Block Kuhl Company athletic award to the athlete with the highest scholarship average. Roy ' s average was 3.22. Fraternity life is a part of college days. Several members were initiated into their respective fraternal organizations in September. Some of those were Helen Schutter, Janet Kunz, and Bill Cutler. Those who pledged include Ruth Derr, Helen Ward, Ken Lawler, and Gordon Heggie. By this time they are probably all full fledged and duly initiated members. And speaking of fraternal organizations, the junior class topped all others in the Greeks ' elections. There are four presidents, Elizabeth Duerr, Bette CLASS OF 1940 36 CLASS OF 1940 Patterson Margaret Knotts, and Julia May Attig; one vice president, Helen Schutter; two secretaries, Jane Priest and Rowena Dickey; three treasurers, Roy Custis, Laurabelle Fischer, and Helen Sibthorp and two pledge super- visors, Margaret Hall and Del Sorrells who are to serve next year. Maybe too it is well to mention here those members of the class that are the wearers of fraternity pins other than their own. Mary Alice Lloyd acguired her Sigma Alpha Epsilon pin during the summer. Roy exchanged Helen ' s plain hardware for the kind that is surrounded by pearls at Christmas time, and Helen Sona ' s came as a Valentine, Mar Allen ' s and Eleanor Schudel ' s are old now, and Janet Kunz and Rose Helen Gillespie wear the pin of Phi Mary Alice Lloyd, Springfield William Lucka, Champaign Wilma Frances Lux. Bement John McKeown, Decatur Dale McMennamy, Decatur Gaile Manecke. Oakley William Marmor, Moweaqua George Muskgrove, Hillsboro Al Musso, Collinsville Virginia Neisler, Decatur Frank Newell, Maywood Walter Obermeyer. Decatur Bette Patterson, Decatur Dorothy Patterson, Decatur Jane Priest, Decatur Melvin Rentschler. Decatur Mu Alpha, men ' s musical fraternity. Dorothy Patterson has a ring but she has set no date, while Margaret Knotts says it will be a June wedding. Dale McMennamy let a St. Louis minister seal his love sometime last March. Some mention must be made of the Town and Gown Players who gave Millikin two splendid performances this year. The first presentation was " First Lady. " Those juniors who turned actors were Jeanne Condon, Walter Obermeyer, Rose Helen Gillespie, and Maurice Feldman. Of the thirty-two persons aiding the production of " First Lady " eight were juniors. Ella Louise Lawton was the promptor; Eugene Yoder, stage manager; Bernard Hoffman, co-business manager; and Victor Corrado, technician. The second produc- CLASS OF 1940 38 CLASS OF 1940 tion was a revival of the old " meller-dramar " " Ten Nights in a Bar Room. " Murl Sickburt, Virdin Bimm, and Miriam Bowden had parts in the play, while Eugene Yoder was stage manager, and Grace Leaverton worked with the costume committee. The orchestra which accompanied the play and added much to the presentation had Les Jackson, Rowena Dickey, and Ken Lawler as members. The patronage committee remained the same for both plays and the following junior girls were members: Jane Priest, Laurabelle Fischer, Marjorie Rohrbaugh, Margaret Allen, and Ella Louise Lawton. The Millikin orchestra is composed of seventy-five members under the direction of Jose Echaniz. This year the orchestra has given two splendid Darrell Roberts, Decatur Lillian Robinson. Decatur Francis Rogier, Decatur Marjorie Rohrbaugh. Decatur Norman Russell, Decatur Margy Lou Scheer, Wood River Eleanor Schudel, Decatur Helen Schutter, Davenport, Iowa 39 Harry Schwartzenberg, Chicago Duane Scott, Carrollton Lois Shonkwiler, Atwood Vernon Shontz, Springfield Helen Sibthorp, Warrensburg Murl Sickburt, Edwardsville Helen Sona, Sullivan Del Sorrells, Springfield concerts. Marilynn Foster, Rowena Dickey, and Francis Rogier were soloists with the orchestra, and the following were regular members of the orchestra: Genevieve Baur, Rowena Dickey, Les Jackson, Bill Lucka, Murl Sickburt, and Martha Spangler. The chapel committee this year has given us something new in chapel programs. They found out that student chapel programs proved popular. The play production class has this year presented several one-act plays. Those who participated were Mary Lou Hart, Murl Sickburt, Bill Lucka, Miriam Bowden, and Virdin Bimm. The Greek organizations presented chapel pro- grams and the junior members of their respective organizations took active CLASS OF 1940 40 CLASS OF 1940 parts. The chapel committee is composed of Laurabelle Fischer, Melvin Rentschler, and Harry Sparks. Conant is one of the larger of the academic organizations. Ella Mary Dudley, Elizabeth Duerr, Laurabelle Fischer, Ella Louise Lawton, Janet Kunz, Virginia Neisler, Bette Patterson, Charles Livingston, Jane Priest, Dorothy Pat- terson, Wilma Frances Lux, Lydon Sutherland, and Darrel Roberts were elected to membership. Many other organization offices and memberships are held by members of the class of 1940. Wilma Frances Lux is the secretary- treasurer of W. A. A. and Laurabelle Fischer, intramural manager. Margy Lou Scheer is vice president of German club and Margaret Allen of Spanish Martha Spangler, Dahlgren Harry Sparks, Illiopolis James Sprunger, Decatur Lyndon Sutherland, Roseland, Ky. Aubrey Taylor, Decatur Dorothy Turner, Pana Bernard Watson, Decatur Jack Wood, Carthage ■Hi ' Ail li W Ait , 5 » „ y ML k 41 Robert Wright, Cerro Gordo Eugene Yoder, Decatur Mirriam Bowden, Carbondale club. Robert Barnhart is president of Phi-Bi-Chem, and Orville Hill is vice president. Jane Priest is the only member of the junior class who is a member of the debate team. Bette Patterson, Fred Gilman, and Helen Sibthorp are members of the student council. Roy Custis and Elizabeth Duerr have their names engraved in the hall of fame of college life, in other words they both are listed in " Who ' s Who in American Colleges. " The social life is a big part of every college campus. Helen Schutter, Margy Lou Scheer, and Margaret Allen were attendants to the Homecoming gueen. And last but not least, the Junior Prom. Friday night, April 14, the gym became a summer garden. Margaret Allen, Margy Lou Scheer, Helen Schutter, Lenore Gibson, and Martha Louise Granier were Junior Prom gueen candidates. Only one could wear the crown and the other four made up the gueen ' s court. Helen Schutter was crowned gueen of the 1939 junior prom, and the other four became her ladies-in-waiting. Margaret Knotts, vice president and social chairman of the class was general chairman for the dance, assisted by the other class officers and the following committee: nom- ination for prom court, Fred Gilman, Marlin Eakin, Darrell Roberts, Helen Sibthorp, Marjorie Rohrbaugh, Laurabelle Fischer, and Lenore Gibson; publi- city, Victor Corrado and Margaret Allen; decorations, Margy Lou Scheer, Margaret Knotts, Martha Louise Granier, George Dixon, and Aubrey Taylor; tickets, John McKeown, Walter Obermeyer, Darrell Roberts, Roy Custis, Laura- belle Fischer, Marjorie Lee, Helen Schutter, Lenore Gibson, Frank Newell, and Al Musso. Everett Cathay ' s band from Champaign played for dancing. It has been said that the Junior Prom was the nicest dance given on the campus this year. The junior class should be proud of their record. CLASS OF 1940 42 GUIDA ABBOTT Payson Guida is one of those students whom col- lege professors dream about but seldom meet. . . . her work in the education, religion and other departments was of exceptionally high standards . . . she was also a live wire in the Indee group . . . she and Doris Lichtenberger rose to sudden culinary fame over night as a result of a certain Indee chili-supper . . . grad- uating in mid-year, as she did, when oppor- tunities for work are scarce, she showed her competence by walking directly into a fine position as secretary of the First Methodist Church . . . we needn ' t bother to predict a future for Guida . . . she will take care of that admirably. CLASS OF 1939 JOHN BATCHELDER Warrensburg Johnnie Batchelder ... a scientist ... a mathematician . . . a would-be teacher ... a man who can work . . . and work with a smile . . . suppose we are expected to call him the white-headed boy . . . we won ' t, but he is ... he wouldn ' t know what to do with an enemy . . . his genial grin would scare ' em all away, or change them to friends ... a member of the a cappella choir . . . Phi-Bi-Chem Society ... he gets around quietly . . . accomplishes things with soft gusto . . . when he speaks, has something to say . . . but we might have skipped all this and entered one word that completely describes him . . . capable. 44 JOHN BENNETT Springfield Step right up folks, what will you have? . . . Art? . . . John has it . . . appreciation? . . . history . . . and all . . . psychology? . . . abso- lutely . . . American History? ... a specialty of his. . . Travel? . . . yessiree! . . . many many miles every day, to Springfield and back . . . That ' s Johnnie Bennett . . . one never knows where he is ... in which department he will turn up next . . . what ' s the word? . . . versatility ... a smooth talker ... a fast worker ... he goes blithely on his own way caring for no one ' s opinion. We shall never forget his words at the President ' s dinner for seniors: . . . his com- panion asked him politely what he was major- ing in ... he raised his eyebrows and smiled . . . my major? . . . heavensl ... I don ' t know. CLASS OF 1939 WAYNE BLOWERS Decatur If we were Dr. McNabb (of punny pun fame) we would mispronounce Wayne ' s last name and remarks upon his fine trombone playing . . . then raise our eyebrows and cough . . . but blowing a trombone is not his only accomplishment ... he can bellow very successfully at the Town and Gowners . . . witness " Ten Nights in a Bar-Room " of which he was assistant director ... he is an artist on the ' cello . . . and a singer besides ... a member of Phi Mu Alpha, Sinfonial . . . besides all this a really fine chap . . . which just about makes it unanimous, we think, in Wayne ' s favor. 45 ROBERT BOLT Decatur There is something about a blond say the coeds as they pass . . . they mean, there is something about Bob . . . but the color of his hair has little to do with it ... he has drive . . . a determination that we envy . . . there is little doubt of his future . . . one of those who can accompli sh much with ease . . . the hardest chemical formulae are small potatoes for him .. . . these are a few of the reasons for his being president of Phi-Bi-Chem ... a senior member of the student council ... an independent of distinction . . . and as outstanding a student in our science department as we have had for many a day. CLASS OF 1939 ELEANOR BROWN Decatur Eleanor has been the most envied girl in school during the last year — she (and only she) has the privilege of leaving educa- tion class ten minutes early . . . There is reason to such seeming madness . . . Eleanor teaches music in one of the outlying towns ... it is evident that her privileged students should be envied, too . . . Eleanor has, besides a very lovely voice, a more than pleasing personality and does the Alpha Chis much honor. . . . Whether it be informing the world at large that " all things come home at eventide " or explaining the working " innards " of the Dalton plan she does it well and with finesse. 46 ISAAC CARMACK Decatur Isaac doesn ' t have much to say but his motorcycle speaks volumes for him ... its roar can be heard most any noon zipping him from his classes to his duties as usher at the Lincoln theater ... for he has shown people to their seats all during his college career ... he keeps firmly in his own seat and goes about his own business doing things quietly but one is as- sured by his expression that he is doing them well . . . one can ' t imagine him making a mis- take, which undoubtedly will be an invaluable help to him in his chosen profession of business. CLASS OF 1939 DAVE COSLET Beecher City Sandy, curly hair . . . pale blue eyes . . . not much to say . . . but he will get there. His life at Millikin has been a continual rush from business administration department to the gym for basketball practice ... he plays a mean game, we ' re here to tell you ... he is liked for his good disposition . . . his patience . . . his unobtrusiveness . . . even a beginning typewriting class taken in his senior year was not able to ruffle his composure . . . that is saying quite a bit . . . we ' re all waiting for the oil we ' ve heard so much about to spurt from the home farm fields . . . and so ' s he. 47 DOMINIC COSTA Nokomis If Dominic were in the land of his fore- fathers, he undoubtedly would have been an Italian street singer ... for he knows the ins and outs of his accordion ... he is an accom- plished performer on the sax, clarinet, and the piano . . . and maybe more ... he travels to Nokomis twice each week to distribute some of that knowledge to music students there . . . he is active in the Millikin band . . . his accor- dion solos have provided entertainment be- tween halves at many a basketball game . . . two little " idiosyncrasies " of his we happen to know . . . we overheard him say he disliked gossip . . . prefers Budweiser to Schlitz. CLASS OF 1939 MARY ANN CRAWFORD Sandoval " Mac " . . . her rich auburn hair shining in the sun with a saucy yellow pencil perpetually perched over her ear. Strong- willed and independent yet flexible under a certain influence in whose company she is constantly seen. . . Capable and effi- cient with considerable executive ability as indicated by the Millidek she edited with modesty . . . runs like a duck and sings like a loon . . . reserved and sparing of herself on first encounter . . . her personality unfolds with acquaintance . . . like the color of her hair, we find her person rich, full . . . highlighted with sharp wit and moments of hilarity. 48 LEOLA DANTE Decatur The affinity of name with the great poet belies her character . . . Leola is certainly a realist if anything ... A slender figure . . . rather startling voice ... a lackadaisical man- ner; all these provide merely a " front " for a very intriguing person . . . She does everything in an off-hand manner . . . sets ticket selling records . . . directs plays (both English and French) ... is a wide and discerning reader . . . and withall, keeps up an enviable scholastic record . . . You may be sure anything she has her hand in will be a credit to both her and the college . . . but she would be the last to admit it. CLASS OF 1939 EDGAR DEFFENBAUGH Decatur Efficiency . . . that ' s Ed . . . He is without doubt God ' s gift to the business world . . . good sense and level-headedness veri- tably " stick out " all over him ... It is only natural that he should be a business administration major and ' tis rumored he does all right by himself in the theoretical side of finance . . . The Decaturian office is his particular sanctum and he is very firm in his intention to see that the paper pays for itself . . . what ' s more it does . . . When you see Ed on the street you can be sure he is on his way to sell an ad and reap a profit accordingly. 49 KENNETH DE FREES Decatur Kenny in the hall — deep in a dream of the theatre, — preoccupied and removed. . . Con-, versation finds him master of the King ' s Eng- lish, quick at wit. " In the spring a young man ' s fancy " seems to have hit him this, his senior year, to add to his preoccupations. Deft- ly he exploits a mood on the piano . . . from Debussy to Cab Calloway. An avid reader, with remarkable powers of retention which he uses to advantage on the academic scene . . . music and acting . . . are his life . . . writes his own music . . . hopes to direct and act in his own plays . . . these talents and his wit . . . will see him through with flying color ' s. CLASS OF 1939 GEORGE DIXON Pana We wonder if George Dixon has ever walked to school . . . if his standing on a downtown corner, wearing his blue sweater . . . his mighty thumb in the general direction of the University . has ever failed ... we doubt it . . . for friendliness is written all over his grinning face . . . and if all drivers of large sedans are feminine, we are certain he has always succeeded . . . J. M. U. is losing one of its finest athletes upon Captain Dixon ' s graduation . . . the loss is doubly felt since George honored the team by accomplishing a record for um-teen games without substitution — iron man is rightl 50 ROY DUNNING Springfield This broad grin topped with blond hair and ably supported by the smartest and latest in gentlemen ' s fashions can usually be found with some of his Sig Alph brothers either at the corner or congregated in the corridor . . . His scholastic habitat is room 236 and 237 since he ' s under the jurisdiction of Robinson, Dockeray, Inc. . . Activities? . . . he ' s an impor- tant man in his fraternity ... he sports a blue sweater (which goes well with the aforemen- tioned blond locks) to let everyone know he ' s the able manager of the football team . . . Surprising as it may seem ... he didn ' t grow a mustache. CLASS OF 1939 BURNELL FISCHER New Athens " Fish " is a problem . . . how does one treat such a stellar athlete as he? . . . Best we skip the obvious in his athletic career. . . . everyone knows the name he has made for himself in that field ... to mention the less obvious, perhaps . . . his disposi- tion and understanding . . . which added so much to his success as basketball captain . . . the health that absolutely radiates from his being . . . his dark eyes and hair . . . his amazing friendliness ... he knows everyone . . . likes everyone . . . and do you know anyone who does not like " Fish " ? . . . consequently he is the fine person that we have been so helplessly trying to describe. 51 VIRGINIA FLEENOR Gays If we were writing for the good old high school yearbook we could guote " well-timed silence both more eloguence than speech " . . . for it is befitting of Virginia . . . girl with golden hair . . . tall . . . with dignity . . . refinement . . . we have heard her sing in chapel . . . have watched her guietly painting at an easel . . . with patience . . . she imparts a sense of seren- ity that is rare and commendable . . . she achieves success in her undertakings without fanfare ... a person to whom her chosen pro- fession, music, means everything . . . withal, an artist at heart. CLASS OF 1939 MATILDE FRASER Decatur She is a Latin . . . but not from Manhattan . . . Bolivia is where this black-haired, dark-eyed lady hails from and it is universally conceded that the Bolivians must be awful dopes to do anything so silly as to fight over the Chaco and let Matilde get away; but, their loss, our gain . . . Along with her beauty and winning smile she has music " to charm the savage beast " for she can make Kreisler and Sarasate turn hand springs on a tight rope . . . she has ably filled her accustomed chair in the orchestra all during her school career ... In short . . . Matilde? . . . Muy buena. 52 ARTHUR GARD Brazil, Indiana Arthur has gained our respect for his work on the campus ... he is an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon . . . recently brought honor to his chapter for being named national chap- lain . . . has a gift of speech and a more especial one for writing . . . has gained our respect for his unusual progress in his chosen work . . . preaching in his own church even before he has received his degree at Millikin . . . a ready smile beneath the recently ac- guired mustache gives a desired contrast to his depth of personality ... for he loves fun and good fellowship ... a good mixture we ' d say, needed in his profession. CLASS OF 1939 VIRGINA GARVER Decatur To enrage " Ginny " , call her the perfect feminine athletic type . . . which she is . . . among so many other things . . .ah, so many . . . her sisterhood, the Tri Delts never had a more loyal member and officer . . . Town and Gown never a more talented and amiable actress . . . (the last is so rare in actresses, too) . . . We shall never forget her role as the old woman in " Potatoes For Supper " ... or as the suffering senator ' s wife in " First Lady " . . . the W. A. A. never a more lithesome player . . . and most important . . . her friends never a more charming or witty companion ... or staunch friend . . . her personality is as deep as her eyes are blue. 53 ELIZABETH GEIGER Decatur Few know this tall and attractive young woman for the unusual person she is ... a careless English-sort-of-wit . . . one thinks of her humorous stories a week later and laughs again ... an impudent nose that tilts up ever so slightly ... a laugh that comes from her toes . . . and a certain elusiveness that posi- tively fascinates us . . . her wide range of interests . . . the piano and Debussy . . . the canvas and palette . . . her paintings are as distinctive as herself . . . good literature . . . poetry . . . friends are important . . . Her mind is filled with visions of beautifully designed interiors, and draperies, and furnishings . . . for she has a secret yen to be an interior decorator you know. CLASS OF 1939 RALPH GIBSON Decatur He has more masculine charm than a South American navy . . . don ' t let his outward sterness fool you . . . nor his keen mind . . . with its chemical formulae laid neatly in, row upon row, . . . nor his severe erectness of carriage . . . nor any other charac- teristic of his that belies the real human being underneath . . . ask the other members of Phi-Bi-Chem who can be most hilarious at parties . . . ask any of his friends if he hasn ' t a warm interest in other personalities ... if his observations on human nature aren ' t surprisingly accurate ... for Ralph is far from being merely a cold-minded man in white in a chemical laboratory. 54 WILBUR GOLZ Aurora The man from Aurora has made Millikin sit up and take notice . . . his energy is appall- ing . . . the amount of ground he covers, more so ... he is active in everything . . . first it was the Indees . . . then he switched to the Delta Sigs in which group he has accomplished much . . . there is scarcely a store or restaurant downtown that has not profited from his effi- ciency . . . and his drive as business editor of the Millidek, ask us, we know from experience ... all this from that small person you have seen about the campus . . . and yet a will- ingness to stop and pass the time endears him to his friends and acguaintances. CLASS OF 1939 LA RAINE GREIDER Decatur One hears so much today about women athletes . . . that expression usually conjures up a vision of a feminine pug-ugly who has made herself muscle-bound by swinging a golf club or doing the crawl . . . but not our LaRaine . . . imagine if you will a tall, lithe figure . . . blonde hair . . . intelligent eyes . . . and a broad smile . . . she is the V . A. A. ' s most prized possession and won that organization ' s cup for all-around sportsmanship last year and you can be sure she deserved it . . . don ' t, however, get the idea that the court or playing field is the only place in which she shines . . . LaRaine takes and handles well a variety of courses. 55 ELLEN MAE GROSSMAN Decatur Redheaded, temperamental ... a true musi- cian ... a fine pianist ... a better harpist . . . possesses one of the few harps in Illinois . . . on it she makes music fit for the gods . . . her activities run mostly along the musical line . . . S. A. I.; harp soloist for the Civic Orchestra concert, 1938; harpist for the Decatur High School operetta, 1939 . . . her grey Ford with the Old English " G " on it may be seen at almost any time literally zipping across town on one of its many daily trips to and from school . . . how she misses tickets and wreckers ' bills we have yet to figure out. CLASS OF 1939 MARGUERITE GROVE Cerro Gordo Known in university circles as " Mag " . Chiseled Grecian features, sparkling eyes to match her lovely smile . . . Internally pondering a problem, she squints just a little, sees the solution off in the nowhere, opens her eyes and the problem is solved . . . Quiet appearance gives way to desire for fun . . . Situations faced squarely with no words minced . . . Ready sense of humor, partial to blond victim of Cerro Gordo . . . Loyal, ardent, and intense in sporting activities with a will to win . . . most often seen with Garver or Latowskv on that little off street between the Tri Delt House and the Mill. 56 NORMAN HANES Salem " Poss " is a musician extraordinary . . . " whether it be Beethoven . . . " Bolero " ... or the latest hot swing number ... he is Rhythm . . . and we do mean rhythm. We wonder why the Sig Alphs should try out so many dozens of radios when " Poss " is right in the house . . . he has even done solos on the drums . . . the success of " Two Slatterns and a King " was partly due to the percussion accompaniment created and executed by him ... a student of education . . . his school will probably some day gain highest honors for its director . . . blond . . . quiet . . . amiable ... he is tops among the conservatory crowd. CLASS OF 1939 DUDLEY HEFFRON Decatur Here ' s a man who has made his presence felt. Go to a stu- dent council meeting — Dud ' s there; Alpha Omega? — sure! . . . class in Home Problems? — why, he ' s Miss Trumbo ' s right-hand man! If he breezes out before you arrive at any of these places, take in a Millikin dance and you are certain to spot that red head (though Madame Zaza herself could not predict the color of his partner ' s) somewhere on the uncrowded edges of the floor ' where he has plenty of room for his ably-executed and extremely professional-looking gyrations. 57 AL HENDRICKS Taylorville The strong, silent type is not be found only in the movies . . . Millikin has one on the campus. Al has played both football and basketball during each of his college years and much of the success of the Big Blue has been due to his telling efforts. Perhaps it was these athletics or maybe his presidency of his class that gained him the honor of having his name included in the college " Who ' s Who " for this year ... or could it be his fame with women has spread so far as that? A CLASS OF 1939 JAMES HESS Decatur An appreciation for the finer things and an unfailing capacity for finding them in art, in literature, in music . . . interested in people and personalities and a mellow sense of humor . . . Bold ideas in bold and eloquent expression . . . doer of things for the love of doing them . . . not for the rewards gained . . . Scorns honor-hounds . . . Conventional ideas and people occasionally go against his grain . . . Deep in papers and books . . . accom- plishes the impossible under pressure . . . surges through into the clear . . . Restless, he looks beyond formal schooling with anticipation . . . would-be author . . . first fruits . . . " Potatoes for Supper " . . . presented on Millikin stage. 58 BERNARD HOFFMAN Decatur Outside appearances would never lead you to believe that here is a man who has led quite a life . . . believe it or not . . . the very least of his accomplishments is driving an ambu- lance . . . but there is another side . . . his col- lected, unruffled exterior which bespeaks the inner serenity — that priceless state which so few attain and so many seek. Bernard can be found most anytime in the industrial art shops doing things with wood and metal with more than satisfying results . . . he expects to impart his knowledge of shop mysteries to others but we feel he should stay in the undertaking business for there are few such as he who possess complacency enough to keep their senses collected while pulling at the wheel of a screaming, careening ambulance. m ww CLASS OF 1939 ELLEN HORN Springfield Ellen ... a poetic name ... a poetic young woman . . . incredible amber eyes ... a voice low . . . and well-modulated . . . lithe figure . . . capable hands . . . speak the words Ellen Horn and the other person responds, " Character " . . . there is strength in her face, deftness in her actions . . . and that romantic strain in Ellen — perhaps a heritage of far-off Viking ancestors from the land of colored suns ... a touch of magic in her personality . . . a quality that made one girl say of her, " She is so different from most persons " . . . that is why she is so much like poetry . . . quality rather than quantity . . . color . . . rareness and an exquisite pattern of personality. 59 BERNARD HUFFER Lawrenceville Bernard is one of those persons whom we would elect to that small selective group of those who have truly matured during their college years. It is an indubitible honor that from his youthful shyness he has cultivated ad- mirable poise and reserve . . . from his early intellectual efforts, an intelligence, steady and expanding . . . one of the Delta Sigs who has helped to make his fraternity one of the finest groups on our campus . . . who is self-assured at all times . . . but with never a hint of smug complacency . . . He feels that J. M. U. and his fraternity have done a lot for him . . . we know he has given much to both. CLASS OF 1939 BARBARA JACK Decatur Barb has more interests and activities . . . has visited more spots all over the world . . . has painted more pictures . . . played more musical compositions . . . ridden more miles on horse- back . . . than any girl we know . . . She makes our efforts toward learning and the appreciation for fine things seem very small and hopeless . . . She just couldn ' t help having a rounded personality . . . couldn ' t help making the most of her gifts . . . for stem conscience and self-will would not permit her . . . She is looking forward to Paris this summer ... if you happen to be there you will find her either in the Bois on horseback or in the Louvre on aching feet . . . but happy. 60 JOHN JENUINE Greenup Johnny took his education in pieces and with all that, managed to bow out in February. One never hears much about him in campus affairs but he, it is supposed, made 185 N. Fairview a better place in which to live, hav- ing held several important offices with his fraternity. Business is his forte and there is no doubt but that his quiet, serious manner, aided and abetted by a very engaging smile, will take him far. We cannot all be noticed as campus leaders, but we can, quietly and unobtrusively give our loyalty and labors to those things we love best. More power to you Johnny. CLASS OF 1939 HOYT KERR Decatur He has a long list of " presidents " under his name . . . Student Council, Alpha Omega, Indees . . . Quite enough to make any- one happy . . . and much occupied ... A philosophy major, his activities include everything from debate to track, in which he was captain ... Of various educational realms, it seems that he omitted none except those of cookery and bugs and odoriferous gases, for he ' s run the gamut of college experience . . . inclu- ding very definitely the love angle . . . Considering it all, it ' s natural that he made " Who ' s Who " . . . and more important . . . made scores of friends who respect and admire him. 61 ULDENE LATOWSKY New Douglas Uldene is one of the most friendly, cheerful persons we know . . . she always arrives, her instrument case and perhaps a copy of a Debussy composition under one arm so that the other is free to wave wildly at an ap- proaching friend . . . she is as gay as the clever comedy she produced this year ... as fresh as a breeze . . . but deep, too . . . her character as full of meaning as the music of which she is so fond . . . unlike so many persons who seem companionable she never grows stale . . . Her moods are too variable for that ... to know Uldene is to know a number of interesting persons. CLASS OF 1939 DORIS LICHTENBERGER Decatur Doris grows violent when one mentions her efficiency . . . But she shouldn ' t . . . it ' s an all too rare quality in these days of half-hearted and inconsequential effort . . . and then, perhaps she is not aware that she is efficient in a most pleasing and arresting manner . . . not a dogged efficiency, hers . . . rather an easy, natural type . . . she hates the word wholesome, too . . . but we insist that she has had a decidedly good influence on us . . . why anyone should be annoyed when qualities such as dignity, poise, maturity and genuine sociability are attributed to their character remains a mystery to us. 62 THERESA LOVASICH Springfield Theresa is one of those deliberate persons who set high standards for themselves and reach those standards with apparent ease . . . only to set up one loftier than the first and work toward it with diligence . . . she has proved her competence as assistant to Dr. Robinson in the department of economics . . . not only that . . . she is an initiate in the mysteries of secretarial sciences . . . one of Mr. Hittler ' s most promising pupils . . one of the few who know what all the little buttons and gadgets on those odd- shaped machines are capable of doing . . . Theresa has amassed a huge amount of knowl- edge and skill in her four short years in college. CLASS OF 1939 RILEY McDAVID Decatur If a visitor to the campus should see a very efficient looking young man, dressed habitually in brown, flying around doing a lot of things and doing them all well, he might be sure that it was Riley. Mr. McDavid plays football, has a fine hand for an adding machine and trods the board occasionally with the Town and Gowners ... If there is anything in the line of finance or promotion you want taken care of, just ask Riley ... do your brakes need adjusting? ... he can do that, too . . . when not in class or under the eagle eye of Mr. Dyer, you ' ll find him at Ray Teaman ' s filling station. 63 JESSIE McKEOWN Decatur Black hair bobbing . . . pleated skirt flying . . . Jess whisks down the hall . . . lively with friends, ready to laugh and quick to recant . . . before strangers, appears reserved and de- mure. Capable and intense in her work . . . we see her efficiently and smartly meeting office needs at J. M. U. The keyboard on a piano better exhibits her secret ambition and talents than a typewriter keyboard . . . waver- ing always between the classical and low- down swing ... a glint in her eye, a cock of the head indicate Jess knows what she ' s doing. . . . She puts forth her best always . . . her success in all fields have failed to leave a scar of complacency. CLASS OF 1939 HOMER NICCUM Clinton Perhaps Homer has heard of the stories about college students and park benches ... at any rate he hasn ' t waited for a sheep- skin with which to begin life ... he had a thriving business all of his own . . . long before graduation was given a thought ... a step ahead of most of us ... a cool, collected shrewd sort of person . . . dapper ... a good dancer ... a way with the women . . . still with plenty of time and energy to devote to the Decaturian staff and to his university courses ... he knows what he wants ... to be a success in business ... in our estima- tion he is one jump ahead of his ambition. 64 JANE OAKES Decatur The Paderewski of the typewriter, we call her ... to say that she goes to town is to put it mildly . . . and we have held our breath in the typing room . . . she on tiptoe tugging at a mountain of papers and books away up high . . . they ' ve never fallen on her yet . . . that ' s like Jane . . . and you know the type of dry wit . . . you gaze fixedly at her some time after she has made one of her subtle remarks in your direction wondering why you don ' t strike her down . . . and you finally decide it is not be- cause she is too small to defend herself, but because you admire her so much. CLASS OF 1939 JOY PHILLIPS Decatur From would-be author to librarian, from librarian to scientist, from scientist to housekeeper . . . that ' s how versatile she is . . . that ' s how efficient she is ... it is maddening at times to observe how punctually and completely she finishes each task . . . she who has her finger in a dozen pies . . . (and we understand she bakes delicious ones) . . . How beautifully typed her papers are . . . how serene and unhurried her manner, while we are fever- ishly penning our ratty-looking manuscripts two weeks late . . . how lucky George is ... As one of our classmates would say, " I never seen such efficiency before, and I have saw a few! " 65 DAVE PILCHER Decatur Someday . . . somehow . . . somewhere . . . our Dave will be the man of the hour . . . whether he will be one of the ten best-dressed men of the world (He hasn ' t far to go even now) ... a philosopher of note ... a crack reporter on the " New York Times " ... or favored writer of his favorite magazine " Esquire " — it will be one of those things . . . or perhaps the great lover of the stage and screen . . . Dave has been a Sig Alph of true tradition ... a leader of campus social affairs ... a politician . . . Sig at his heels ... in class his explosive volubility — a result of his ex- tremely active mind ... a thinker of originality. CLASS OF 1939 ROSEMARY REID Decatur When those tantalizing odors wander downstairs from Dr. Bell ' s domain to tear at your tortured vitals along about 11:30 you can be sure that Rosie is an important member of that band of Inquisitioners. Yes, that, not-at-all house-wifey looking young lady is a Home Ec major and right nice she ' d look waiting at the gate, too . . . could one get that supposition insured? The Pi Phi ' s count her among their noses and whether it be whipping up a cake or being a gracious hostess or giving every one a cheery " Hello " , only the French have the words for Miss Reid, " tres a la page " . . . here ' s to Rosemary for Remembrance. 66 GEORGE REYNOLDS Decatur Even though George is a mathematician, and a good one, we are told, we wager he couldn ' t count, add up, and get the correct total of all his activities while on the Millikin campus . . . basketball . . . football . . . the Decaturian staff . . . class offices . . . Indepen- dent activities . . . Alpha Omega . . . orchestra . . . social activities . . . and one ' s pen gives out . . . he holds down the back row of every class . . we know how he stands on every guestion . . . he is earnest . . . determined . . . George will get some place or else George is mistaken. And we do not think George is mistaken. CLASS OF 1939 RUTH RINK Edinburg Ruth is a virtuoso of the violin in the making or we miss our bet . . . we would never have to hear her play to know it . . . just look at her lovely hands or her large, jade eyes . . . such fairness of complexion . . . such blondness of hair . . . such a musical laugh . . . never has failed to make her usual Sunday morning trip to the drug store and go back to the hall loaded down with dozens of papers for all . . . as beautiful on early Sunday morning as at dinner in the evenings, we can assure you . . . disposition as fair as her skin . . . and with her great talent of music . . . how can she fail. 67 EILEEN RITCHIE Decatur Quiet, unassumingly friendly to all she meets, poised . . . such are the adjectives the casual observer chooses for her . . . dare her though, and she would swallow goldfish or eat phonograph records. She has joined few organizations . . . but always is chosen to responsible positions when she does . . . Y. W. C. A. chose her for vice- president, the Theta U ' s selected her for presi- dent . . . her honors due to her outstanding characteristic . . . unfailing dependability. One of Millikin ' s few art majors, clever party gadgets are mere child ' s play for her . . . a delicacy of touch distinguishes every draw- ing or painting she has ever done. . . As one would expect of her, she is an artist of the single-line and pastel colors. CLASS OF 1939 JOHN ROCHKES Pana John has earned deservedly the respect of all who know him on the strength of his athletic career at Millikin ... of his prog- ress in the physical education field in general . . . guiet and amiable ... a comfortable person to be around, particularly when that fun-loving twinkle comes into his eyes . . . always to be found either in a carrel of the O. B. G. L. preparing for an Education Methods paper or in company with Coslet, Hendricks or other of our stellar athletes . . . his patience and naturalness of manner are great assets in placing him in any field that he might choose. 68 RUTH ROSS Decatur Ruth speaks many languages . . . English, German, and French . . . But you would never be aware of it . . . for she never talks about herself in any tongue ... if she did, she ' d have more to say than most people . . . she could talk of her personal beauty . . . her editorship of this publication . . . the vast fund of knowledge in her small, dark head . . . work among the Alpha Chis . . . the difficulty of being unable to be everywhere at once — for she is needed in so many places . . . she might talk of all these things with pride, but she never does . . . for she is too busy doing them and in being the grand person that she is. CLASS OF 1939 DORIS SAYRE Decatur In years gone by, Doris was the heroine of a play called " The Romantic Age " . . . perhaps that is the reason for her starry eyes . . . her far-away look . . . her soft voice . . . and she does beautifully among the campus males . . . but, no . . . she has her practical side . . . cold intellect is not foreign to her . . . we have watched her attack dull college courses with vigor . . . she has filled trying offices with grace ... no ... it can ' t be that she is an incurable romantic ... it must be an indication of her well- rounded personality. It is a treat to see revery and reason walk hand in hand . . . great things should come of that. 69 ELEANOR SHELL Decatur " Cookie " one admirer calls her . . . " Cookie ' s " most outstanding trait . . . jolliness. She has the most complete assortment of stor- ies , . . respectable and otherwise that we have ever ran across ... it is rumored that she has them all catalogued and numbered . . . at least we have never known her to repeat any . . . She is the gayest of the Pi Phi ' s and of Conant . . . and give Eleanor a horse she can ride . . . She even wears minature riding boots on the lapel of her coat . . . loves all kinds of people . . . and scintillating talk . . . is absolutely mad about Artie Shaw and his band ... in fact we must admit that " Cookie " is a confirmed jitterburg . . . though of a rare and interesting species. CLASS OF 1939 VIRGINIA STAUBER Decatur Virginia is the perfect type for a thumbnail sketch since she herself does that sort of thing so well . . . tall and dark ... a husky fascinating voice . . . impeccably dressed . . . dreamy- eyes. She is one who dreams and fashions her visions into exquisite things . . . minute bits of poetic prose which sparkle with their loveliness and are enhanced rather than constrained by their brevity . . . miniatures in water colors . . . beautifully designed and perfectly executed printing ... all these are the outpourings of one who we shall always remember as the regal beauty at a Conant society dinner with her hair piled high on her head and enveloped in a flowing black and yellow gown . . . as lovely as a court lady of Fragonard. 70 RUTH TROUTMAN Decatur " Hubble bubble, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. " . . . Ruth and Shakes- peare agree on this for she has spent many, many hours at the Home Ec practice house planning meals . . . setting dinner tables . . . boiling . . . baking . . . but not with the results like the witch of Macbeth or the poor house- wife in washing machine ads . . . with matted locks and wild stare ... for we have yet to see Ruth with a tress out of its accustomed place. . . . trim and attractive always in her self- tailored suits . . . with such a professional eye that she can detect the wrong type of hat on a dumpy woman two blocks away . . . Yangs and Yins are no mystery to her. CLASS OF 1939 ROY HINDMAN Salem Ice cream soda? Yes Sir! . . . Strychnine? . . . You bet! . . . Rubber gloves? ... Be with you in a jiffy! This is Roy ' s particular song and dance in off-campus hours when he earns his filthy lucre so necessary for a college education by dispensing the variety of objects the corner apothecary shop offers for sale . . . But he has time for other things, too . . . football, in fact, all kinds of sports come in for a fair share of handling from this blithe blond gentleman . . . and that same happy-go-lucky char- acter and that complexion which makes for success with the ladies are only two of the many factors which Roy can count on for his claim to fame. 71 LEAH KAZMARK Decatur Mrs. Kazmark will always remain for us a wonder of fresh- ness and boundless energy . . . always frank . . . unaffected . . . possessing an intellectual curiosity that puts the average college student to shame . . . she combines in an amazing fashion a practical intellect with an idealistic temperament . . . her zeal for work and accomplishment is really a monument ... a living proof that prolonged mental effort is not so exhausting as many of us would like to believe . . . we are glad to count her as a friend . . . we have learned from her . . . not facts, but an atti- tude ... a philosophy of life that cannot be measured with text- book rules. COMMENCEMENT WEEK ACTIVITIES OF JUNE, 1939 June 2— Senior Ball, 9:00-12:00 P. M. June 3— Delta Delta Delta Pansy Breakfast, 8:00 A. M. June 4 — Home Economics Breakfast, 8:00 A. M. Baccalaureate Service, 10:45 A. M. Speaker: Harry T. Scherer, D.D., of Webster Grove Presbyterian Church, Class of 1913 Fraternity Dinners, 1:00 P. M. President ' s Reception, 4:30-6:00 P. M. Lantern Parade, 8:00 P. M. Fraternity Sing, 9:00 P. M. June 5 — Class Day Exercises, 2:00 P. M. Alumni Dinner, 6:15 P. M. June 6 — Commencement Exercises, 9:45 A. M. Speaker: Charles Clayton Morrison, Editor of The Chris- tian Century. Trustees ' and Board Members ' Luncheon, 12:00 A. M. Kappa Society Dinner, 6:30 P. M. 72 A M ft 4 ilrA CLARENCE LEE MILLER Dean and Professor of History and Political Science Ph.B., University of Chicago A.M., University of Chicago Ph.D., Columbia University LA VINA WATKINS HESS Dean of Women Teacher ' s Certificate, Oberlin College B.S., James Millikin University BYRON LAURENS ADAMS Instructor in Art School of the Art Institute, Chicago GAIL RODGER OLSEN Instructor in Art A.B., James Millikin University RALPH ALLEN Instructor of Physical Education and Freshman Coach A.B., James Millikin University HAROLD EBERT JOHNSON Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Coach A.B. Wabash College DOROTHY JULIA McCLURE Instructor in Physical Education B.S., University of Illinois CALVIN EUGENE SUTHERD Associate Professor of Physical Education and Director of Athletics B.S., James Millikin University A.M., University of Michigan GLADYS CHARLOTTE GALLIGAR Assistant Professor of Biology A.B., James Millikin University A. M., University of Illinois Ph.D., University of Illinois FREDERICK CHARLES HOTTES Professor of Biology B. S., Colorado State College M.S., Iowa State College Ph.D., University o( Minnesota After the Commencement exercises are over one has time to realize that on graduating from college he is leaving some of the best friends he ever had. Counted among those friends are the members of the Millikin faculty. The Millikin faculty isn ' t a faculty in the impersonal, distant, aloof conception FACULTY 74 FACULTY of the word, but rather friends who are interested in one ' s well-being, plans, hopes, and every-day problems and snags that are inevitably hit. Perhaps it is because Millikin is a small school that the faculty members seem so friendly. One can talk with them not only in the classrooms or their [AMES CARLTON DOCKERAY Associate Professor of Business Adminis- tration and Economics A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University A. M., Ohio State University Ph.D., Ohio State University JOSEPH F. GAUGER Instructor in Accounting B. S., University of Illinois Certified Public Accountant MYLES ELLIOTT ROBINSON Professor of Business Administration and Economics A.B., Ohio State University A. M., Ohio State University Ph.D., Northwestern University JAMES HARVEY RANSOM Professor of Chemistry B. S., Wabash College M.S., Wabash College Ph.D., University of Chicago JOHN ZIMMERMAN Assistant Professor of Chemistry B.S-, University of Illinois M S., University of Iowa Ph.D., University of Iowa HELEN KATHRYN HOOTS Instructor in Education B.S., Teachers ' College of Columbia University A.M., Teachers ' College of Columbia University RALPH YAKEL Professor of Education and Registrar LL.B., Illinois Wesleyan University A.B., Illinois Wesleyan University A.M., Columbia University Ph.D., Columbia University CARL I. HEAD Professor of Mechanical Engineering B.S., lames Millikin University VERA A. FRYXELL Assistant in English A.B., University of Wisconsin BURTON LYMAN FRYXELL Associate Professor of English A.B., University of Wisconsin A.M., University of Wisconsin Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 75 DAVIDA McCASLIN Professor of Rhetoric A.B., Coe College A.M., University of Minnesota CHARLINE FENDER WOOD Associate Professor of English A B , Western College A.M., Columbia University ALBERT TAYLOR MILLS Professor of History and Political Science Ph.B., University of Michigan A. M., University of Michigan LL.B., Lincoln and Jefferson VIOLA MARIA BELL Professor of Home Economics B. S., James Millikin University A.M., Columbia University Ph.D., Ohio State University GRACE KATHRYN TRUMBO Assistant Professor of Home Economics B.S., Simpson College M.S., Iowa State College LORELL MORTIMER COLE Professor of Industrial Arts Diploma, Stout Institute GAYLIA MYRNA GOODE Assistant Professor of Classical Languages and Literature A.B., Eureka College A.M., University of Illinois Ph.D., University of Illinois BONNIE REBECCA BLACKBURN Professor of Modern Languages A.B., James Millikin University A.M., University of Chicago Certificat d ' etudes francaises, University of Grenoble, France FLORA EMMA ROSS Professor of Modern Languages A.B., James Millikin University A. M., Columbia University Ph.D., University of Illinois Certificat d ' etudes francaises, Grenoble, France EUGENIA ALLIN Librarian and Professor of Library Science B. L.S., Univeisity of Illinois offices, but at football games, teas, concerts, and at incidental gatherings during the year. During such informal conversations one learns that Dr. Hessler can name almost any flower or tree you could ask of him. Then there is Dean Miller whose April Fool ' s jokes and pranks are the talk of the campus. FACULTY 76 FACULTY And how could Millikin mean what it does without Miss Allin? Miss Bell is always cheery, and she never has a cross word to say. Who hasn ' t heard Mr. Hittler tell some soul, who thinks he is getting by with something, to " Quit peeping " ? KATHERINE WALKER Cataloger and Assistant Librarian James Milikin University EDWARD WILLIAM PLOENGES Associate Professor of Mathematics A.B., Butler University A.M., University of Michigan JAMES ALBERT MELROSE Professor of Philosophy and Psychology A.B., Hamilton College A.M.. University of Wisconsin Ph.D., University of Wisconsin RALPH RONALD PALMER Associate Professor of Physics A.B., Macalester College M A., University of Minnesota Ph.D., University of Minnesota EDWARD STERLING BOYER Professor of Religion A. B., Albion College B. C., Drew University Ph.D., Northwestern University RAYMOND RUSH BREWER Professor of Religion A.B., Dickinson College S.T.B., Boston University A.M., University of Chicago Ph.D., University of Chicago GEORGE MEEHAN HITTLER Instructor in Secretarial Science A. B., Hanover College M.A., University of Illinois Diploma, Gregg College LEROY CLIFFORD McNABB Associate Professor of Speech B. S., National Normal University A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University A.M., Ohio Wesleyan University Ph.D., Cornell University CALVERT WELCH DYER Comptroller M. GERTRUDE MUNCH Assistant to the Comptroller V ¥ 0 « i j irrmn mi mm mmJjm « T f 77 EARL CHESTER KIEFER Professor of Mathematics and Director of Public Relations B.S., Michigan State College M.S., University of Michigan CHARLES OLIVER MILLER Assistant Director of Public Relations VIRGINIA BAKER Secretary to the Registrar HELEN E. TUCKER Secretary to the President and Dean CLARINDA DOBSON College Supply Store Manager ERMA KILE Resident Nurse Miss Blackburn is the student ' s friend. Sterling is Dr. Boyer ' s middle name, and how well it fits him. Mr. Cole is always willing to do something for someone else. There is nothing selfish about him. Mr. Head is another Millikin joker. He is constantly down on Aston Hall because there is always something that has to be repaired, but down deep in his heart he likes it. Dr. Hottes has the reputation of being a tough instructor, but he has a heart. Miss McCaslin is the veritable bulwark of this university. And have you noticed how chatty she is at teas? Almost any college man would do well FACULTY 78 FACULTY to take a tip from Mr. Mills ' wardrobe. Did you notice how well he represented St. Patrick ' s day? He certainly shows up the students here. Dr. Ransom whistles as he talks and Dr. Dockeray has sarcasm to spare. Dr. Yakel, " Dock Yak " to his students, really knows the teaching game. The WINIFRED ST. CLARE MINTURN Director of the Conservatory Private Study, violin Chicago Musical College Study with Hugo Kortschak American Conservatory ' Cello Study, Herman Felber Study, Berlin, Germany 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 FLORENCE D. ROYCE Instructor in Kindergarten-Primary Certificate Millikin Conservatory of Music Special Study at Chautauqua, N. Y., and National College of Education, Evanston EDNA CHILDS Instructor in Piano Diploma and Certificate, James Millikin University Institute of Musical Art Teachers College, New York American Conservatory, Chicago ROWENA DICKEY Instructor in Piano Private study with Jose Echaniz JOSE ECHANIZ Professor of Piano Escuelas Pias, Cuba Falcon Conservatory, Cuba Concert tours through Europe, Canada, and United States ZELNA MAXINE LUCAS Instructor in Piano B.Mus., James Millikin University WILNA MOFFETT Instructor in Piano and Organ Diploma in Piano, Millikin Conservatory of Music Diploma in Organ, Millikin Conservatory of Music Private study with Percy Grainger B.S. in Mus., James Millikin University EDITH ROSE Instructor in Piano A. B., Northwestern University B. Mus., Northwestern University M Mus., Northwestern University A.M., University of Kentucky 79 1 | 1 DORIS LYONS SMALLWOOD Instructor in Piano B.S. in Music, James MiHikin University National College of Education, Evanston MAYME ETHEL IRONS Instructor in Music Education Diploma, Northwestern University School of Music B.S. in Mus. Ed., Columbia University RAYMOND EARL DUFFEY Instructor in Violin B.S. in Music, James Millikin University HAROLD CLYDE HESS Professor of Violin A.B., Ohio State University Private study, Ruegger, Ysaye Diploma, Fayeteville Conservatory Study with Cesar Thompson in Europe THOMAS GRANT HADLEY Professor of Voice Mus.D., Hinshaw Conservatory Northern Indiana Normal School of Music Private study, R. A. Phelps and Willard Munro Studios Clement B. Shaw Studio, New York Professional Concert Work LOUISE WATSON HELMICK Instructor in Voice Certificate, Wesleyan College of Music Certificate, Cosmopolitan School of Music Private study American Conservatory, Bush Conservatory, and with Butler and Thomson WALTER EMCH Assistant Professor of Musical Theory B.S., University of Illinois B.M.S., University of Illinois M Mus., University of Michigan ALICIA SKEET Instructor in Wind Instruments B. Mus. Ed., James Millikin University Fryxells are just a couple of students in manner. They are popular chaperons. One is not able to mention all the members of the faculty in an article as short as this, but regardless of whether or not everyone is mentioned, he isn ' t forgotten, for one never forgets a true friend. Concerning the faculty as a whole, the majority have doctor ' s degrees, and all their classes are mean- ingful and worthwhile. They all want to be your friends, so don ' t wait until graduation to realize that. FACULTY 80 GRffKS a cfl d e m i c ORGflnizflTions QUEERS ninny BRflncHES The window of the study frames a tree, A silhouette of dark relieved by grey. Myriads of branches etched against the sky — On second look — are drawn with infinite care. The boughs spring from a common trunk. They come From somewhere, go somewhere. There is a plan. The slightest twig has an intelligence. So with the student life at Millikin. (The scores of branchings into scores of fields, The great diversity of all these fields). The Greeks add to the fullness of our days. The Independents fill their special niche. Our academic branches number more Than all. And all are woven into one Great pattern. Guided by external forces, The interests of men follow their own sweep As oaks do. Too, we recognize in both The campus trees and campus gueens a like Loveliness. Both have their place. . . And so Through social life, through beauty, through books read, We grow — attaining character and poise. 82 One of Alpha Chi Omega ' s first fall activities was a joint wiener roast and radio dance with Tau Kappa Epsilon. Sunday, October 23, the Alpha Chis honored their new housemother, Mrs. D. D. Brownback, with a tea. Faculty members, and other sorority housemothers were invited. Alpha Chi pledges were honored by a dance on November fourth which was held in the chapter house with Ben Bradley ' s orchestra playing. Decor- ations were cardboard replicas of all the sorority and fraternity pledge pins. Favors were dance programs with real little mops, brooms and carpet sweepers on them. The Alpha Chi Christmas formal was held at the Decatur Club, December 16. Dinner was followed by dancing with Ben Bradley ' s orchestra from 9-12. Little birch baskets of pine cones and red candles furnished the decorations. After the formal the girls gathered at the house for their annual Christmas party, where gifts were exchanged around the Christmas tree. In the morning the pledges cooked and served breakfast for the actives. Hera Day was celebrated by the Alpha Chi ' s on March 1, as is done in all the chapters. This day was inherited from the ancient Greeks, who offered sacrifices to Hera, the goddess of all womanly virtue and wisdom. According to the custom, these gifts were in turn given to the poor. This year five girls from the Anna B. Millikin home were the guests of the chapter at a theater party. After the show refreshments were served at the house. Mrs. R. B. Rutledge, national vice-president of Alpha Chi Omega, was a guest of the chapter from March 23 to 26. Saturday afternoon a formal tea was given in her honor, all mothers and alumnae being invited. The chapter was saddened by the accidental death on October 1 1 of Jeannette Cooper, former Decatur women ' s golf champion. Jeannette was a prominent member of W. A. A. and was quite popular on the campus. Fol- lowing her funeral a private Alpha Chi memorial was held for her in the chapter house. Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University, in 1885, and Upsilon chapter was established in 1913. The flower is the red carnation, the colors are olive green and scarlet, and the badge is the gold lyre. Officers for the past year were as follows: President, Eleanor Brown; Vice-President, Bette Patterson; Recording Secretary, Virginia Stauber; Cor- responding Secretary, Matilde Fraser, and Treasurer, Helen Sibthorp. 84 ALPHA CHI OAlfGA Seniors Eleanor Brown Matilde Fraser LaRaine Greider Ruth Rink Ruth Ross Doris Sayre Virginia Stauber Juniors Genevieve Bauer Mirriam Bowden Marilynn Foster Bette Patterson Helen Schutter Helen Sibthorp Sophomores Virginia Bopp Margaret Burkhardt Frances Jane Carey Emily Jane Cline Jeanette Cooper (deceased) Helen Ford Delina Fraser Gertrude Gollnik Dawn Odell Annetta Peckert Nancy Stookey Freshmen Betty Birmingham Jean Blakinger Roselynn Davis Dorothy Ford Jane Gibbon Jane Guker Betty Hayes Helen Louise Lock Phyllis Michl ' Wanda Sands Tille Jane Stowell Dorothy Thorwick Peggy Wand Doris Elaine Willis MEMBERS OF DISTINCTION Genevieve Bauer Secretary of Sigma Alpha Iota Orchestra Mirriam Bowden " Ten Nights In A Bar Room " One-act plays Eleanor Brown Sigma Alpha Iota Senior Recital Secretary of Panhellenic Margaret Burkhardt President of German Club French Club Marilyn Foster Treasurer of Sigma Alpha Iota Guest soloist with Millikin Orchestra Choir Delina Fraser Spanish Club Orchestra Choir Sigma Alpha Iota Mathilde Fraser President of Sigma Alpha Iota President of Spanish Club Orchestra Senior Recital Homecoming Queen Millikin Trio Bette Patterson Vice-President of Student Council Spanish Club Conant Photograph Editor of Millidek Ruth Rink Silver Kappa Key Pi Mu Theta President of Aston Hall Orchestra Senior Recital Sigma Alpha Iota " Who ' s Who in American Universities " Ruth Ross Silver Kappa Key Pi Mu Theta Editor Millidek President of French Club Chairman of International Night German Club Panhellenic Representative Doris Sayre Secretary of French Club Chapel Committee Patronage Committee, Town and Gown Millidek Helen Schutter Homecoming Queen ' s Court Millidek Junior Prom Queen Candidate Junior Prom Committee Helen Sibthorp Student Council Co-feature Editor of Decaturian French Club Virginia Stauber Vice-President of Pi Mu Theta Secretary of Conant Spanish Club Dressed as clowns, big sisters of Delta Delta Delta pledges served pink lemonade and popcorn to guests at the circus dance to which the pledges invited all freshmen for their annual pledge tea. On Saturday, December third, the local Tri Delta chapter observed the fiftieth anniversary of the national sorority at a Founders ' Day dinner at the Decatur Club. Decorations were all in gold, following the same idea as the Golden Anniversary banquet at the national convention held last summer in Boston. One hundred actives, alumnae, and members of Tri Psi, mothers ' sorority, attended the annual Tri Fede, on December 13. Stunts were given by the alumnae and actives and the pledges sang the song which they wrote for Founders ' Day. The table was decorated with poinsettias and red Christmas tapers. The Delta Delta Delta Christmas formal was held at Sunnyside with Lee Homebrook as maestro. February first Mrs. Ira Barns, alumna pledge adviser, and Marguerite Grove, vice-president of the active chapter, entertained the entire pledge class of the Tri Delts at a theater party. " Ideal " week was held from February ninth until the eleventh. During this time the initiates received all those little courtesies which they were accustomed to showing the actives during their pledgeship. On February 9, the Trident Degree was given and on February 1 1 the Stars and Crescent was given. After the last ceremony a dinner was given in the chapter house in honor of the new actives. Mrs. Rolf Ullestead, district president from Evanston, 111., spent two days with the chapter during March. She was honored at an informal coffee the evening of her arrival. Thursday she was entertained by the alumnae at a luncheon, and by the active chapter at dinner. Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University in 1888, and the chapter on the Millikin campus was established in 1912. Tri Delta chose as her colors silver, gold and blue, and the pansy as her flower. The badge is a crescent encircling three stars. The officers for the past year have been as follows: President, Ruth Troutman; Vice-President, Marguerite Grove; Secretary, Virginia Garver, and Treasurer, Charlotte Denz. 86 DELTA DELTA Seniors Virginia Garver Marguerite Grove Uldene Latowsky Ruth Troutman Juniors Charlotte Denz Rowena Dickey Ella Lou ise Lawton Marjorie Lee Marjorie Rohrbaugh Sophomores Annette Bickel Jeanne Burdick Ruth Derr Naomi Edwards Estella Launtz Joda McGaughey Sally Martin Louise Parker Virginia Patterson Helen Warnack Freshmen Margaret Bear Dorothy Bickel Dorothy Brown Elizabeth Callaway Janet Dickey Ethelyn Freed Emily Grove Dorothy Jackman Martha Sanks Marjorie Scott Jean Simcox Betty Jane Ward MEMBERS Dorothy Brown Scholarship Rowena Dickey Scholarship Orchestra Soloist with Orchestra Virginia Garver Secretary Senior Class Treasurer of Conant Town and Gown One-act plays Marguerite Grove Vice-President of W. A. A. DISTINCTION Ella Louise Lawton Scholarship News Editor of Decaturian French Award, 1938 Conant Estella Launtz Scholarship Town and Gown Patronage Committee French Club Marjorie Lee Scholarship Ruth Troutman President of Panhellenic Home Economics Club Helen Warnack Scholarship 87 Illinois Eta of Pi Beta Phi was established on the Millikin campus in March, 1912, with Delta Theta Psi, the first local sorority, as its nucleus. The national organization whose badge is the gold arrow, flower the wine carna- tion, and colors of wine and blue, was founded at Monmouth College in 1867. There are now eighty-one active chapters and one hundred and eighty-nine alumnae clubs. Sixteen girls were pledged to Pi Beta Phi this year and their freshman tea dance on .September 28 opened the social calendar. A few weeks later Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon had a wiener roast in Fairview Park followed by a radio dance in the Pi Beta Phi house. Actives honored the pledges and fall initiates at a semi-formal dance at Sunnyside Country Club, November 12. The Christmas party held in the chapter house just before the Christmas recess was a benefit for the Community Christmas store. Fol- lowing mid-semester initiation a dance was held in the chapter house. During the course of the two semesters, there have been several radio dances in the house. The climax of the spring calendar was the Eta province conference held in Decatur, April 21 and 22. Seven active chapters and twenty-two alumnae clubs were represented. In addition to the regular business sessions, there was an open house tea in the chapter house that officially opened the con- ference, a buffet supper at the Hotel Orlando, and the Founders ' Day luncheon at the Decatur Club. The active chapter honored the faculty on March 19 with an open house tea. Miss Eugenia Allin, faculty adviser, and Miss Jessie Lockett, house chaperone, poured. Spring flowers decorated the house at this early spring tea. In May the chapter honored the parents and patronesses with a tea similar to that one which honored the faculty. The spring formal was held at the Decatur Club on May 20. First place in scholarship has been achieved by Illinois Eta of Pi Beta Phi for three consecutive semesters. Twelve members were on the honor roll for 1937-38. Ellen Horn, president for the first semester had Margaret Hall, vice-presi- dent; Margaret Kyle, recording secretary; Elizabeth Duerr, corresponding sec- retary; Laurabelle Fischer, treasurer; and Mary Ann Crawford, pledge super- visor on her staff. Miss Eugenia Allin was the faculty adviser. 83 PI BETA PH Seniors Mary Ann Crawford Elizabeth Geiger Ellen Horn Barbara Jack Jessie McKeown Rosemary Reid Eleanor Jane Shell Juniors Margaret Allen Ella Mary Dudley Elizabeth Duerr Laurabelle Fischer Margaret Hall Janet Kunz Helen Margaret Kyle Mary Alice Lloyd Margy Lou Scheer Eleanor Schudel Sophomores Dorothy Allen Alice Crane Dorothy Dashner Jean Dorr Kathryn Gragg Janet Hamilton Roberta Haraman Elizabeth Hawkins Mary Hayes Harriet Overbeck Dorothy Patterson Phyllis Schudel Helen Sona Martha Tendick Ruth Yakel Freshmen Phyllis Bear Delores Bilgere Betty Bold " Virginia Lee Bowers Druanne Davis Rita Franklin Barbara Patton Betty Snyder Helen Ward Rachel Wilbur Mildred Wise Dorothy Wismer MEMBERS OF DISTINCTION Dorothy Allen Decaturian Society Editor Costume Chairman for Town and Gown Home Economics Club Spanish Club Margaret Allen Assistant Editor Millidek Patronage Committee for Town and Gown Players Homecoming Court junior Prom Committee lunior Prom Queen Candidate Vice-President Spanish Club Betty Bold Treasurer Freshman Class Mary Ann Crawford Who ' s Who Secretary of Student Council Conant Pi Mu Theta President Millidek Dorothy Dashner Debate Team Decaturian Make-up Assistant Homecoming Court Home Economics Club W. A. A. Elizabeth Duerr Who ' s Who Decaturian Editor Panhellenic Home Economics Club Conant Laurabelle Fischer W. A. A. Town and Gown Patronage Committee Chapel Program Committee French Club Junior Prom Committee Janet Hamilton Decaturian Society Editor Home Economics Club Panhellenic Ellen Horn Who ' s Who W A. A. President Pi Mu Theta Panhellenic lessie McKeown Vice-President Senior Class Who ' s Who Silver Kappa Key Pi Mu Theta Homecoming Court Vice-President French Club W A. A. Margie Lou Scheer Vice-President German Club Junior Prom Committee Homecoming Court Tunior Prom Queen Candidate Ruth Yakel Home Economics Club Patronage Committee for Town and Gown Players Chapel Program Committee Sigma Alpha Iota was founded at the University of Michigan in 1903. Nu chapter was established on the Millikin campus in 1917. The flower of S. A. I. is the red rose, the colors red and white, and the badge is the seven gold pan pipes encircled by a band of pearls. There are now 66 active chapters and several alumnae chapters. On October 8, five girls were initiated into the active chapter and the alumnae chapter was installed by Mrs. Marion Sauer, Eta province president. A banguet followed the ceremony in Sunnyside Country Club. Second in our series of monthly recitals was the French Mersaile on October 30. This was followed by a tea in the Conservatory library. During the tea, guests listened to Annamary Dickey on the Metropolitan Auditions on the air. This spring our traditional Rose Tea was given in honor of new pledges, in the home of Mrs. A. A. Mertz. Ten girls were pledged in February and were honored by a banguet at Hotel Orlando. In addition to the choral group which Sigma Alpha Iota organized for its Christmas Vespers, the members comprise the Millikin Trio and many are being presented in recitals throughout the year. Those who have given recitals are: Eunyce Voigt, Mary Lou Hart, Julia Mae Attig, Marilynn Foster, Ruth Rink, Matilde Fraser, Eleanor Brown, and Genevieve Bauer. This year ' s officers were: President, Matilde Fraser; Vice-President, Julia Mae Attig; Secretary, Genevieve Bauer; Treasurer, Marilynn Foster; and Miss Minturn served as faculty adviser. Seniors Eleanor Brown Matilde Fraser Ellen May Grossman Barbara Jack Ruth Rink Juniors Julia May Attig Genevieve Bauer Rowena Dickey Marilynn Foster Mary Lou Hart Jean McCommons Marjorie Lee Margaret Mae Roberts Dorothy Turner Martha Spongier Sophomores Naomi Edwards Delina Fraser Mary Hayes Marilynn Kinzer Margaret Laughlin Clyta Lovejoy Sally Martin Rowena Dickey Soloist with Orchestra Orchestra Member MEMBERS OF DISTINCTION Marilynn Foster Soloist with Orchestra Choir 90 Matilde Fraser Millikin Trio Orchestra Choir Frances Neumeyer Eunyce Voigt Freshmen Helen Ayer Jean Anderson Judith Ann Bishop Janet Dickey Ethelyn Freed Ruth Rink Orchestra Senior Recital Thetct Upsilon was founded at the University of California in 1914. Gamma Alpha chapter was established on Millikin campus in 1933. Sorority colors are the rainbow colors. The badge is a jeweled Theta superimposed upon a gold Upsilon, and the flower is the iris. The officers are: President, Pauline Ritchie; Vice-President, Eileen Ritchie; Secretary, Jane Priest; Treasurer, Margaret Mae Roberts; Faculty Adviser, Dr. R. R. Palmer. Theta Upsilon celebrated the beautiful fall evenings by having a wiener roast at Fairview Park. It was held before regular meeting, and Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Ploenges, Dr. and Mrs. R. R. Palmer, and Mrs. Mary E. Brennan were guests of the chapter. On December 6, Theta Upsilon gave " The Christmas Prophecy " as their chapel program. On December 17, a Christmas dinner-dance was given at Sunnyside. Christmas trees and candy canes were used as decorations. Chaperones were: Dr. and Mrs. R. R. Palmer, Mrs. Mary Brennen, and Dr. M. D. Pollock. The twenty-fifth anniversary was observed at the Founders ' Day dinner, February 11 at the Decatur Club. The chapter was honored with a visit by Miss Modesta Scott, March 12 and 13. Miss Scott is the national alumna officer and also a member of Gamma Alpha chapter. A tea was given in her honor. The traditional Fleur-de-lis Spring Formal was given June 1, at Sunnyside. Seniors Sophomores Freshmen Eileen Ritchie Shirley Cornick Betty Lanier . . Pauline Ritchie unior . Margaret Roberts Jane Priest MEMBERS OF DISTINCTION Ellen May Grossman Member of Sigma Alpha Iota Concert Harpist Eileen Ritchie Member of Panhellenic Jane Priest Member of the Debate Team Patronage Committee for Town and Gown Players Member of Conant Society Margaret Mae Roberts Member of Sigma Alpha Iota Pauline Ritchie Secretary of the Sophomore Class Home Economics Club Member of Panhellenic Millidek Calendar Shirley Cornick Member of the Debate Team 91 The sorority and fraternity teas given for freshmen are the most looked- forward-to affairs of the year, and the Zetas were one of the first to entertain. Their theme for the tea-dance was a " kiddie " party. They gave guns, boats, hammers, and other small toys as favors. All the pledges were dressed in short skirts, socks, and bright hair ribbons. " Bad Taste " was stressed in a dance honoring the pledges of Zeta Tau Alpha. The party was held at the house, and all guests had to use the base- ment entrance. A nickelodeon furnished the music and the programs were very clever — wrapping paper with laundry twine tassels. Homecoming and the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Zeta Tau Alpha were celebrated simultaneously. A dinner was served in the chapter house followed by the Founders ' Day service. Zeta Tau Alpha initiated Loretta Boggs, Margery Price, and Barbara Stoune of Decatur; Mary Smith of Sullivan; and Phyllis Jones of Winnipeg, Canada, on February 12. Immediately following the initiation services a dinner was held at the Decatur Club. The table was decorated in crystal and pure white. Miss Barbara Stoune was awarded a crested bracelet for being the best all-around pledge, and Phyllis Jones was awarded a diamond in her pin for having the best pledge grades. On February 20, Mrs. Lucile Tomey, Epsilon province president, visited Tau chapter on her regular tour of inspection. She was entertained by the actives at a luncheon. The alumnae gave a buffet supper in her honor to which the actives, pledges, and mothers were invited. Barbara Stoune was appointed the delegate to represent Tau chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at the national convention to be held in Mackinac Island, Michigan, July 8-13. Mary Smith will be the alternate. Virginia State Normal, Farmsville, Virginia, is the home of Zeta Tau Alpha — for exactly forty years ago in 1898 their first chapter was founded there. They selected turquoise blue and steel grey for their colors; the pure white violet for their flower; and a jeweled shield for their badge. The Zeta chapter was established on the Millikin campus in 1912. The following offrcers served during 1938-39: President, Margaret Knotts; Vice-President, Margaret Westervelt; Secretary, June Wall; Guard, Beverly Boyd; Historian, June Phillips. 92 ZETfl TflU a l p h n Juniors Beverly Boyd Margaret Knotts Sophomores Loretta Boggs Wilma Dougherty Mildred Durcholz June Phillips Mary Smith June Wall Margaret Westervelt Freshmen Margaret Alexander Marian Bennett Phyllis Jones Sallie Lou Leachman Margaret McDowell Margery Price Mary Alice Spires Barbara Stoune MEMBERS OF DISTINCTION Beverly Boyd Panhellenic representative Chapel Committee Phyllis Jones Member of business staff of Decaturian Barbara Stoune Secretary of Freshman Class Town and Gown Patronage Committee One-act Plays Member of Decaturian staff Margaret Knotts President of Home Economics Club Vice-President of Junior Class Vice-President of Panhellenic Margaret Westervelt Member of Millidek staff The nctlional organization of Delta Sigma Phi was founded at the College of the City of New York in 1899. The Alpha Lambda chapter was established in 1921, emerging from the local organization known as the Tuckabackee Club. The colors of the fraternity are nile green and white. The flower of the fraternity is the white carnation. The badge is diamond shaped with the Greek letters in gold across the center, with the pledge pin above and the sphinx below. The following were the officers who served for the past year: President, Victor Corrado; Vice-President, Bernard Huffer; Treasurer, John Bentley; and Secretary, Robert Kiefer. Dr. Fryxell was the faculty adviser for the fraternity. The first social function held by Delta Sigma Phi was a dinner given by the Sphinx club, September 29, in honor of the new pledge class. All mem- bers of the fraternity and th eir parents attended. The Christmas dance, also held at the house, was celebrated December 9. Les fackson and his orchestra played on this occasion. The dance was semi-formal, with decorations carried out in the Christmas spirit. This was preceded by the annual Founders ' Day banquet held at the Decatur Club, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the national chapter. The annual Spring Sailor ' s Ball of Delta Sigma Phi was held at the Sunnyside Country Club on May 13. Marine decorations were carried out in blue and white. The ball was a dinner-dance at which spring formal attire was worn. The homecoming banquet was sponsored by the alumni chapter of the fraternity. It was held Saturday, October 15, at the Decatur Club. Many alums returned to briefly relive some of their college days. On March 11, Alpha Lambda chapter of J, M. U. and Alpha Alpha chapter of Illinois held a joint dance at the chapter house of Alpha Alpha. Approximately twenty couples from Alpha Lambda attended. The next day a sweethearts ' dinner was held in the chapter house for all members and their dates. One of the outstanding social functions enjoyed by the fraternity was the Christmas party given by the Sphinx Club. Small gifts were exchanged which were afterward given to a charity institution for distribution among the underprivileged children. Refreshments were served during the evening. 94 DELTA S I G m fl PHI Seniors Wilbur Golz Bernard Huffer Juniors John Bentley Victor Corrado Roy Custis Dale McMennamy Sophomores Phil Bateman Paul Bivens Albert Karlstrom Elmer Katt Robert Kiefer Byron Killam George LaChante Walter Murfin Edward My tar Earl Oglesby Ralph Trost James Weatherford Freshmen Robert Bankson Rondel Custis Joseph Douglass Edwin Faster George Fathauer Harold Joyce Ben Kagay Galen Kintner Walter Kisieleski Philip Lehman Charles Jack Morrissey Bill Murray Hubert Phillips Paul Scott MEN OF DISTINCTION Bernard Huffer Alpha Omega Wilber Golz Business manager of the Millidek Alpha Omega Roy Custis President of the Junior Class Co-captain elect of the 1940 football team Who ' s Who in American Universities Honor Roll Victor Corrado Photographer for the Millidek and Decaturian Byron Killam Treasurer of Student Council Walter Murfin President of the Sophomore Class Edward Mytar Phi Mu Alpha Philip Lehman President of the Freshman Class Edward Faster, Jr. Track manager Paul Scott Circulation manager of the Decaturian 95 Sigma Alpha Epsilon initiated the year ' s activities with a stag dinner fol- lowed bv a rushing da ce at the South Side Country Club at which eighty rushees were guests. Rushing season closed with twenty men wearing the pledge pin. When homecoming rolled around S. A. E. went forth to win the decoration cup for the second successive time. At the morning pep assembly the chaptei was presented with the intramural cup to be kept permanently because it had won the cup three times. The new intramural cup was put into circulation by going to the S. A. E. house also. The pledge dance was held at the Sunnyside Country Club and was a hobo dance as is the custom. A new idea was brought to the Millikin campus through the Christmas formal. The dance was at the Decatur Club and began at eight and continued until twelve. At twelve a buffet supper was served while many songs were being rendered. Early in March the chapter made its annual trip to Chicago to the Levere Memorial to hold the province initiation. About thirty fellows went and stayed for the week-end to get better acquainted with members of S. A. E. from other schools. In the early spring S. A. E. became the host of all the sororities on the campus for a number of tea-dances held at the chapter house. This was followed by the annual May Dance that is given by the chapter for the entire student body and high school seniors. The last activity of the year was the senior dinner held for " Poss " Hanes and Dave Pilcher. At this time the most outstanding senior ' s name was an- nounced and engraved on the senior cup. S. A. E. was founded at the University of Alabama, March 9, 1856. The Illinois Delta chapter on Millikin campus was established as such in 1911. Their badge is diamond-shaped with a purple enamel background with S. A. E. in gold. The flower is the violet. The following officers served during 1938-1939: For the first semester: President, John fenuine; Vice-President, Norman Hanes; Recorder, John McKeown; Treasurer, Virden Bimm; for the second semester: President, Norman Hanes; Vice-President, Ered Gilman; Recorder, David Pilcher; Treasurer, Virden Bimm. 96 SIGIIlfl ALPHA fPSILOfl Seniors Roy Dunning Norman Hanes John Jenuine David Pilcher Juniors John Baird Virden Bimm Fred Gilman Donald Hamman Kenneth Lawler John McKeown William Newton Lyndon Sutherland Sophomores Oliver Burnette LaVerne Cummins William Cutler John Dudenhoffer Richard Foster Natt Hammer Gordon Heggie James Johnson Charles Lewis Hubert Magill Lee Moorehead George Musgrove Roswell Prince Sid Rotz Aubrey Taylor Robert Wright Freshmen Don Baldwin Victor Blackwell Charles Bradley James Dehority Robert Hamman Wayne Hatfield Jack Hill Vernon Hott Dave Normile William Normile MEN OF Robert Tames Senior football manager Roswell Prince Basketball manager Virden Bimm Senior basketball manager Town and Gown Band Chuck Lewis Football manager Sports reporter Jack Hill Football manager Chuck Bradley Basketball manager Orchestra Aubrey Taylor Varsity football Varsity basketball Ken Lawler Varsity football Co-captain elect for 1940 Orchestra DISTINCTION Dave Normile Freshman football Varsity track " Poss " Hanes Drum-major of band Orchestra Phi Mu Alpha president Alpha Omega Orchestra conductor for Town and Gown play, " Ten Nights In A Bar Room " Lee Moorehead Sports editor for Decaturian Track Debate Fred Gilman Student Council Dave Pilcher Conant society Gordon Heggie Varsity football 97 Homebrook ' s orchestra played and, as usual, all Tekes wore overalls, while their dates dressed in gingham or sport dresses. Almost every Monday night the Tekes entertained some member of the faculty or some prominent Decatur business man. On November 1, Tau Kappa Epsilcn entertained Dr. A. A. Mertz, Decatur physician, at a dinner. Dr. Mertz recounted some of his experiences in his profession. The next Monday night Professors Jose Echaniz and L. J. Pritchard were the dinner guests. After dinner there was an informal discussion led by Prof. Echaniz who told of his boyhood in Cuba, his musical training, and many amusing incidents which he has had on his concert tours. On another evening Dr. Melrose discussed some of the possible personal problems of the boys. Mary Frances and Emily Jane Wood, Ruth Pownall, and Pauline Requarth were guests at another dinner and told of their exper- iences while abroad. Mr. David Felts of the Decatur Review related some of his personal experiences while writing for a publishing house. On another Monday night, the Tekes honored Father O ' Neil of St. Teresa at a dinner in the balcony of the Prairie Avenue Grill. He spoke on the subject of St. Patrick. The Christmas formal dinner-dance was held at the Decatur Club, December 10. Ben Bradley played for the dancing. On January 10, all members of Tau Kappa Epsilon celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the fraternity by wearing red carnations throughout the day. The Founders ' Day banquet was held at the University Club in Springfield, 111. Arthur Gard, chaplain of Beta chapter, was singularly honored by the fraternity. Each year national headquarters award four keys to the outstand- ing chaplains and Art was nominated to represent the Millikin chapter. Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded at Illinois Wesleyan in 1899, and this chapter was established in 1909. Their colors are cherry and grey, their flower, the red carnation, and their badge, a skull on a triangle. The officers for the year were as follows: President, Vernon Shontz; Vice-President, William Jeschawitz; Treasurer, Del Sorrells; Secretary, Harry Sparks; Historian, Melvin Rentschler. 98 TflU (iflPPfl EPSILOH Seniors Arthur Gctid Dudley Heffron Juniors Martin Cooney Melvin Rentschler Darrell Roberts Vernon Shcntz Del SorrelLs Harry Sparks James Sprunger Sophomores William Adams William Jeschawitz Otto Keil Ralph Meyer Lyle Musick Lauren Shaw Robert Shontz Fritz Washburn Freshmen Robert Atz Marshall LeMar Campbell Robert Dillman Donald Durkee Charles Ferguson Warren Fisher Charles Graham Edwin Keil Hal Robert Montague William Potter Dale Shaffer Chester Wonderlin MEN OF DISTINCTION Dudley Heffron Alpha O mega Edwin Keil Student Council Band Orchestra Honor Roll Art Gard Alpha Omega Conant society National T.K.E. award Vernon Shontz Student Council Otto Keil. Jr. Brown Debate Honor Roll Darrell Roberts Conant society lames Sprunger Honor Roll William Potter Honor Roll 99 Phi Mu Alpha ' s opening event for the school year was a wiener roast given for the men of the Conservatory on September 21. On October 5, the fraternity celebrated its Founders ' Day with a program and banguet. A musical program given by fraternity members in Kaeuper Hall was followed by dinner in Elsie ' s tea room, and the president, Norman Hanes, was in charge. Formal initiation was held October 19 for Remo Grua, Chester Malins, Walter Brucker, and Robert Bawden. The pledge recital, an annual event, was presented in K aeuper Hall, Wednesday, December 14 at 8:15. Sinfonian songs were sung and Robert Bawden, Harold Ward, Chester Malins, Loren Rasplica, Walter Brucker, and Remo Grua furnished the program for the evening. In February a smoker was held at the home of Mr. Hess. On April 1 1 the Phi Mu ' s presented their portion of the series of chapel programs given by the Greeks. Also in April, spring initiation was held followed by the tradi- tional initiation banguet. An American music program was given. The officers for the fraternity this year were: Norman Hanes, President; Wayne Blowers, Vice-President; Murl J. Sickbert, Secretary; Lester Jackson, Treasurer; and Grant Hadley as Supreme Councilman. John Batchelder Douglas Begeman Wayne Blowers Earl Duffey Robert Bawden Walter Brucker MEMBERS Alan Easterling Harold Clvde Hess Lester Jackson William Lucka Edward Mytar Walter Emch Grant Hadley Norman Hanes Francis Rogie r, Jr. Murl J. Sickbert Paul Stout Wilbur Wright Wayne Blov ers Student Director of the Band Alan Easterling Member of St. Louis Municipal Opera Chorus, 1938 Norman Hanes Drum Major of Millikin Band Member of " The Symphonians " Director of orchestra for " Ten Nights In A Bar Room " PLEDGES Chester Malins Harold Ward Loren Rasplica MEN OF DISTINCTION Francis Rogier, Jr. Member of St. Louis Municipal Opera Chorus, 1938 Guest Soloist with Millikin Orchestra, April 4 Murl J. Sickbert Director of Orchestra for " First Lady " 100 J The University Band, under the direction of Prof. Earl C. Kiefer, made its initial appearance at the first assembly of the year. Although it had held only three rehearsals, it made an excellent showing. The band has reached its capacity of forty members. It is exceptionally well-balanced, every depart- ment being strong. Until this year the band had never held any social function. But since there has to be a first time for everything, the boys had a wiener roast at Fairview Park on October 20. Virden Bimm, Wayne Blowers, Norman Hanes, Earl Huff, Lyle Musick, Paul Stout, and Ralph Trost were in charge of the arrangements. The party was held instead of a regular rehearsal. The band is responsible for the thing that perhaps did more than anything else to influence Millikin loyalty and pep: it introduced " Watch the Blue, " by Cary Robards. Mr. Robards is a former Millikin student and his son Gene is a member of this year ' s university band. " Watch the Blue " , an ideal col- lege song, satisfied the dire need of Millikin for a real pep song. The band played for all the home football and basketball games and made a trip to Bloomington to play at the Millikm-Wesleyan game there. They led both the Homecoming and the Armistice Day parades. Spectators were delighted with the accuracy of formation in which the band marched. Poss Hanes, drum major, was guite adept at twirling his baton. He not only twirled it but he threw it into the air high over his head and caught it when it came down. As he marched down between the goal posts, everyone held his breath while the baton went over the top — but he caught it. The band presented the first program given over WJBL from the Millikin auditorium. The program opened and closed with " Watch the Blue " . Other numbers on the program were " All American " , by Keller, " Le Media Noche " , by Ariles, selections from " High Jinks " , by Friml, and " Golden Eagle " , by Lee. Goldman ' s " On the Mall " , with singing and whistling by both the band and student body opened the assembly program given on March 30. Soloist with the band was Cleaon Etzkorn who played " The Palms " . The band also played selections from Herbert ' s " Sweethearts " and Friml ' s " Donkey Serenade. " An evening concert is to be presented by the band in the late spring. BAUD 102 BAUD BAND ROSTER Earl C. Kiefer Director Wayne Blowers Student Conductor Norman Hanes, Jr Drum Major and Student Conductor Cornets Paul Stout Ralph Trost Earl Huff, Jr. Edwin Keil Merle Scott Robert Bankson Paul Scott Clarinets Douglas Begeman William Owens, Jr. Chester Malins Frank Newell George Fathauer Leonard Ritchaid Remo Grua Victor Peterson Edwin Waite Lyle Musick Robert Bowden Joseph Douglas Altos G. Lawrence Engle Murl Sickbert Eugene Robards Piccolo Elmer Katt Trombones Wayne Blowers Robert Kiefer Roswell Prince Bernard Staggs Basses Kerwyn Smith Karl Garrett Ralph Aldridge Charles Bradley Baritones Cleaon Etzkorn Rondel Custis Oboes William Lucka Loren Rasplica Bassoon Murl Sickbert Saxophones Leslie Jackson Walter Brucker Eugene Robards Drums Thomas Scanlon Bernard Hoffman Wayne Hatfield Tympani Norman Hanes, Jr Glockenspiel Remo Grua EARL C. KIEFER A band consisting of approximately twenty men was taken over two years ago by Profes- sor Kiefer. Under his direction it has more than doubled in size. However, it has increased in guality as well as in guantity. As Chairman of Public Relations, Mr. Kiefer has been in position to scout around for good band material for Millikin, and our improved band is due largely to his efforts in the field con- tacting bandmen who would be valuable to Millikin. He has always made efforts to accumulate a fine band library consisting of the latest popular tunes as well as semi-classics. A fanfare for Mr. Kiefer. 103 cum En ii club Under the leadership of Victor Corrado, Robert Haan, and Harold Hoots, the University Camera Club was organized in early February, 1939, to develop the interest of beginners in photography and yet to be as technical as the more advanced students desire to have it. The constitution was tentatively approved by the executive committee of the university and a faculty adviser is to be selected. At the first meeting the following officers were elected: Motion pictures of the Millikin campus taken by Victor Corrado, Deca- turian and Millidek photographer, and natural color movies of Yellowstone National Park taken by Dr. Frederick Hottes have been shown at the various club meetings. A bulletin board on which exceptional pictures are displayed is main- tained in the main hall by the club. Not many years after Millikin ' s founding the high scholastic standing of honor students was recognized by the formation of Kappa society: H. Gary Hudson, ' 09, being elected president and Lucille M. Bragg, ' 09, secretary- treasurer. Dean J. D. Rogers sponsored the organization of the group on June 13, 1910. The other charter members were Alice Dempsey (Mrs. Roy Hamilton), Irene Handlin Duerr, Bonnie Blackburn, Jessie Lichtenberger, Ruth Stevens Rothacker, and B. G. Lehenbauer. Eligible alumnae, Dr. Flora Ross, Ruth Bicknell Walker and Ida Diller Record became members later. Today there are a hundred and forty members of Kappa society, three of whom aie deceased. Of the total membership the women outnumber the men, 108 to 32. Fifty-seven of the women have married and nine women hold important commercial positions. Forty are teachers, seventeen of whom are on university faculties. The occupations of the men members are mainly professional in nature — lawyers, physicians, research chemists, missionaries, and professors. As Kappa society approaches the close of twenty-nine years of existence the endeavor has been constant to make its standards conform to those of the national societies, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. The members of the class of 1938 receiving gold keys for membership were Paul Freed, Richard Johnson, Margaret Mangrum, and Helen Tucker. Jessie McKeown, Jane Oakes, Ruth Rink, and Ruth Ross of the class of 1939 have received silver keys of probation. Robert Haan Victor Corrado .... Martin Shellabarger President Vice-President Secretary 104 The A Cctppellct Choir is directed by Professor Grant Hadley, head of the voice department at the conservatory of music. Its members are chosen after tryouts are held near the beginning of the school year. Formerly the choir did little but sing at the religious chapel service each Tuesday. This year their program has been expanded even to include a broadcast over a nation- wide hookup. Members of the choir made the trip to Chicago in a bus. Be- sides the broadcast, programs were given at high schools in Kankakee and East Aurora. This was the first time any Millikin group had ever been heard over a major broadcasting network. The chapel program on November 1 was given by the choir assisted by Ruth Rink, violinist. Francis Rogier, baritone, and Velda Sapp, soprano, were soloists when the choir presented an evening program on November 22. Such popular favo- rites as " I Dream of Jeanie, " by Stephen Foster; " The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, " by Noble Cain, and " Omnipotence, " by Schubert were included in the program. On February 26 the a cappella choir joined with the choir of the First Presbyterian Church to present A. R. Gaul ' s " The Holy City. " Seven conser- vatory students, Marilynn Foster, Daris Sohn, Beulah May, Wilber Wright, William Lucka, Francis Rogier, and Alan Easterling, were featured soloists. Excerpts were presented in chapel on February 28. Choral numbers sung in chapel were " No Shadows Yonder, " " To Thee, O Dear, Dear Country, " " Thine is the Kingdom, " " The Fining Pot is for Silver, " and " Great and Marvel- ous are Thy Works. " A trio composed of Mary Lou Hart, Beulah May, and Frances Neumeyer sang " At Eventide it Shall be Light. " From the auditorium on March 17, the choir broadcasted over WJBL. This program included " As Torrents in Summer, " by Elgar; " In The Delightful Pleasant Groves, " by Percell; " I Dream of Jeanie, " by Foster; " The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, " by Cain, a nd " Swing Along, " by Cook. For the Easter chapel service John Stainer ' s " The Crucifixion " was sung. It consists of poetic excerpts from the scripture in the last hours of Jesus ' life. It is beautifully organized and was well received. Solo parts were taken by Francis Rogier, William Lucka, Lester Jackson, Harold Ward, and Alan Easter- ling CHOIR 105 Junior and senior English majors and outstanding students in other de- partments who may be minoring in English spend an evening each month in a pleasant cultural atmosphere with Conant, honorary English society. For- merly the English Club, Conant was named in honor of Miss Grace Patten Conant, long-time head of Millikin ' s English department. Its special project is the maintenance of the Elizabethan study which is used only by students in advanced English classes and by members of Conant. Officers are seniors appointed each spring by the retiring officers. With Miss Davida McCaslin and Miss Charline Wood as faculty advisers, the following officers led Conant through an enjoyable and successful year: James Hess, president; Doris Lichtenberger, vice-president and program chairman; Virginia Stauber, sec- retary and keeper of the archives; Arthur Gard, treasurer. A buffet supper at the Pi Beta Phi house was the traditional first meeting. After James Hess had welcomed all new members, Miss McCaslin told the history of Conant. Favors were booklets containing the complete program for the year and a space for the autographs of members. These were designed by Mr. Byion Adams of the art department with the help of members of the club. On the cover was a hand-painted picture of the Elizabethan study. " The Return of the Natives " was the theme of the November meeting. Three former members of Conant, having just returned from Europe, told of their experiences there. Miss Emily Jane Wood spoke on the educational institutions, stressing more especially Oxford and Cambridge. Mary Frances Wood discussed London theatres, concerts, and art galleries, while Pauline Requarth described Canterbury Cathedral and other religious institutions. The annual Christmas party, another tradition of the club, was held at the home of Miss Wood. After Miss McCaslin had read Christmas poems by modern and old masters, the group sang familiar Yuletide carols. The English drink, wassail, associated with the Christmas season, was served. The Art Institute was the scene of the February meeting at which Mr. Byron Adams gave an informal lecture based on the paintings of Marianna von Poven and Stanley Bielecky. At the March meeting Miss Katherine Stadler talked on modern stage productions. Speaking on " Light Verse, Original and Otherwise, " Mr. David Felts provided the program in April. c o n n n t sociny 106 DEBBIE CLUB Soon after the subject was announced, Debate Club, under the direction of Dr. L. C. McNabb assisted by Mr. J. L. Pritchard the first semester and Dr. M. E. Robinson the second semester, began serious work in preparation for contests with other schools which come in the spring. The subject chosen by coaches of about twenty schools in the Illinois Inter-collegiate Debate League was " Resolved, that the United States should cease to use public funds (including credit) for the purpose of stimulating business " . On January 13 and 14 Millikin debaters went to the Seventh Annual Invitational Debate at Normal. Although no decisions were made, the de- bates were criticized and the teams were ranked in order of their effective- ness by the coaches from other colleges who were present. Twenty-six colleges were represented. The following people made the trip: men ' s affir- mative, Otto Keil, Jr. and Richard Foster; men ' s negative, William Carey and Howard Johnson; women ' s affirmative, Inabell Trueblood and Dorothy Dash- ner; women ' s negative, Jane Priest and Shirley Cornick. Prior to the annual debate tournament at the Illinois Intercollegiate De- beate League at Lake Forest, Millikin debated with Marguette, Charleston, William and Mary College, MacMurray, and Illinois College. At Charleston where teams from colleges within a radius of one hundred miles debated, the Millikin affirmative team won four and lost four while the negative team lost all eight of their debates. In the final count the affirmative teams won a total of seventy-six debates and the negative teams the same number. At the Lake Forest debate tournament, the J. M. U. women ' s affirmative team won five out of seven debates, men ' s affirmative, one out of seven, women ' s negative one out of seven, and men ' s negative two out of seven. Four members of the debate team are elected by a vote of the team members and Dr. McNabb and Dr. Robinson to debate in the annual Brown debate. Dorothy Dashner and Inabell Trueblood were elected to the affirma- tive team and William Carey and Otto Keil, Jr., to the negative. The prize money is the income of a one thousand dollar endowment made by Dr. Everett J. Brown who stipulated that it be devoted to annual prizes for highest proficiency in debating some historical or sociological guestion. Thirty dol- lars is divided egually between the winners while the losers receive ten dollars each. 107 Every Friday morning about eleven o ' clock there is a crowd in the main hall so thick that it is necessary for one to push his way through to the center of attraction. There in the middle of the hall on a square table is a stack of newspapeis. Everyone around the table is getting his hands mixed up with all the other hands trying to grab one of these papers. The occasion — the " Decs " are out! Soon the crowd scatters, those people who do not have classes placing themselves on the steps or leaning against the railings and remaining there until the paper is read. During the year there have been four special editions, each printed in a color appropriate to the occasion. The Homecoming issue was in blue ink, the freshman edition, edited by Jane Guker of Woodriver, Illinois, in green ink, and the April Fool ' s number in red. To commemorate Founders ' Day the faculty took charge of one issue. Dr. B. L. Fryxell, faculty adviser of the Decaturian, was editor of this number. With the aid of Gebhart-Gushard Company the Decaturian sponsored the election of the homecoming queen and her court of eight. The credit for the success of this year ' s paper is due to Elizabeth Duerr, editor-in-chief; Edgar Deffenbaugh, business manager; and their efficient staff. Wilma Frances Lux, copy editor, had two assistants, Dorothy Dashner and Lee Moorehead. Always looking for news were Ella Louise Lawton, news editor, and the special reporters, Ella Mary Dudley, Herbert Hart, Estella Launtz, and Janet Kunz. Other reporters were Ethelyn Freed, Jane Guker, George Hannaman, Jessie Hurley, Constance Kennedy, Zola Roberts, Bette Snyder, Martha Tendick, and Dorothy Wismer. On the feature staff were Emily Cline and Helen Sibthorp feature editors; Dorothy Allen and Janet Hamilton, society editors; Virden Bimm, sports editor; Charles Lewis, sports reporter; Lauren Shaw, column; Victor Corrado, staff photographer; and Bar- bara Stoune, special writer. Assisting Edgar Deffenbaugh on the business staff is Bernard Hoffman, assistant business manager; Victor Peterson, office manager; Paul Scott, circulation manager; and Barbara Patton, Phyllis Jones, Eldon Parrish, advertising assistants. The annual banquet to announce the new editor and business manager was held May 18. DfCfllUtilflll 108 DECBTUtilflll Editorial — Elizabeth Duerr Editor-in-Chief Wilma Frances Lux Copy Editor News — Ella Louise Lawton News Editor Dorothy Dashner, Herbert Hart, Estella Launtz Special Reporters Delores Bilgere, Ella Mary Dudley, Ethelyn Freed, Jane Guker, Jessie Hurley, Constance Kennedy, Martha Tendick, Zola Roberts Reporters Feature — Emily Cline, Helen Sibthorp Feature Editors Dorothy Allen, Janet Hamilton Society Editors Lee Moorehead Sports Editor Charles Lewis Sports Reporter Lauren Shaw Column Victor Corrado Staff Photographer Barbara Stoune Special Writer Business — Edgar Deffenbaugh Business Manager Inabelle Trueblood Office Manager Paul Scott Circulation Manager Robert Weiner, Paul Stark, Barbara Patton, Phyllis Jones, Victor Peterson, Eldon Parrish Advertising Assistants German Club joined with the French and Spanish clubs in the formation of the International Club which held its first meeting September 30, 1938, in Aston Hall. At this meeting Dr. Hessler spoke on ' A Yankee on Foreign Soil " in which he stressed the value of foreign languages in travel abroad. The first separate meeting of the club was held at the Alpha Chi Omega house with Dr. Ross, Ruth Ross, and Margaret Burkhardt acting as hostesses. The main business of the evening was the election of the following officers: President, Margaret Burkhardt; first vice-president, Margy Lou Scheer; second vice-president, Alice Jane Johnson; secretary, Helen Warnack; and treasurer, Robert Bolt. Very appropriately the November meeting of the International Club came on Armistice Day. Foreign films were shown, two German ones being pre- sented through the courtesy of the German Railroads International Office in New York. Between pictures French, Spanish, and German musical numbers were given by language students from the conservatory. All first year German students were invited to the traditional Christmas meeting held December 14 at the Delta Delta Delta house. German Christ- mas carols were sung and typical German food was served. The February meeting was a scientific one. Margaret Burkhardt was in charge assisted by Alice Jane Johnson. Following the subject of the contributions of Germany to science, Harold Jeter spoke on biology and Robert Barnhart on chemistry. Robert Bolt told of the contributions of Goethe and Thomas Scanlon dis- cussed German scientific terms. The climax of German club activities came on International Night when the farce, " Nationale Schuldisziplin " , written and directed by Margaret Burk- hardt, stole the show. The audience thought that Adolph Hitler himself had entered the room when Paul Taff came in, escorted by a troop of goose- stepping soldiers. Not only during the play but throughout the whole evening " Hitler " and his associates acted in character. Included in the cast were Robert Boll, Robert Barnhart, Walter Obermeyer, George Barker, Harold Jeter, Earl Gene Potter, Phil Bateman, Hubert Magill, Louise Ann Parker, Helen Warnack, Thomas Scanlon, Robert Penneman, and Paul Taff. D E ft DEUTSCHE VERdU 110 h o m £ Economics club The Home Economics Club, organization for majors and minors in home economics, opened its year ' s program with a wiener roast in Fairview Park on September 22. At this time plans for the year were announced to members and all new freshmen interested in club activities. Following the program suggested at the convention of the National Home Economics Association held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in the summer and attended by Margaret Sweney Favor, there will be two meetings each month. Of these one will be of a social nature and the other will have a definite program of study. The class in Vocational Education is to have charge of the meetings. Officers, elected in the spring preceding the year in which they are to serve are Margaret Knotts, president; Ruth Yakel, secretary; and Grace Hilvety, treasurer. Twenty- five new members were initiated on November 1, a meeting at which Mrs. John C. Hessler spoke. Dorothy Dashner and Margaret Knotts were in charge of the Christmas party held in the home management house. Each girl was given an apple, three marshmallows, some cotton, and toothpicks and told to make a Santa Claus. There was quite a display of the jolly saint. For the best one a prize was awarded. In keeping with the Christmas atmosphere, Dorothy Dashner read a Christmas story which was followed by the singing of carols. Wassail and Christmas cookies were served. The Home Ec Club sponsored an all-Millikin party which they called a Bu bble Ball. Balloons were used as decorations to carry out the theme. Anna- belle Voigt was general chairman of the dance and Constance Kennedy was in charge of the floor show. On March 28 the club witnessed a demonstration by Mrs. Ruth Christo- phersen representing Phoenix Kraft Cheese Company. She brought with her various samples of cheeses and discussed mainly the uses of cheese in salads. Culminating weeks of experimenting and research, three senior members of the Home Economics Club under the supervision of Dr. Viola Bell presented a budget for an average Decatur family whose income would be approx- imately $1500. This was planned by Dorothy Spicer Hartley, Rosemary Reid, and Ruth Troutman. Meetings during the year included a potluck given by the freshmen at the home management house, a Valentine party in the Home Ec Lounge, a party entertaining the children of the Anna B. Millikin Home. Ill The Independent organization is the largest social group on the campus. Hoyt Kerr was the president this past year, and assisting him were Guida Abbott, vice-president; Theresa Lovasich, secretary; and Robert Bamhart, treasurer. The social functions of the Independents were many and varied, and they include a picnic held last September in Fairview Park. The home- coming banquet was held at Holiday ' s Tearoom. On October 28 the Hal- loween party took place at Camp Kiwanis, and on November 18, the Orville B. Gorin library was the scene of a gay party. The annual Christmas party was held on December 16 in the main hall of the Liberal Arts building. The Independent girls had a popcorn pop on February 17, and there was a party in the gym on February 25 for all Independents. During March there was the skating party at the Coronado and a party at the Mueller clubhouse. On April 24 the girls had a picnic in Fairview Park, and in May there was a joint picnic at the same place. INDEPENDENTS OF DISTINCTION Guida Abbott Vice-Pres., Independents Chapel program committee John Batchelder Phi-Bi-Chem Millikin Choir Phi Mu Alpha Wayne Blowers Vice-Pres., Phi Mu Alpha Student Council Town and Gown Student Director of Band Robert Bolt Phi-Bi-Chem Treasurer, German Club Student Council Edgar Deffenbaugh Alpha Omega Business Mgr., Decaturian George Dixon Captain, Football Team Burnell Fischer Alpha Omega Captain, Basketball Team Al Hendricks President, Senior Class Who ' s Who Football Basketball James Hess President, Conant Town and Gown " Potatoes for Supper " Millidek Orville Hill Town and Gown Millidek Theresa Lovasich Secy., Treas., Pi Mu Theta Secretary, Independents Chapel Program Committee A. A. U. W. Scholarship Wilma Frances Lux Secretary-Treasurer, W. A. A. Conant Copy Editor, Decaturian Secretary-Treasurer, Pi Mu Theta George Reynolds Alpha Omega Treasurer, Senior Class Francis Rogier Phi Mu Alpha Soloist, Millikin Orchestra Voice Recital ODfPfnDfnTS 112 LE CERCLE F R fl n C fl I S As you read this for the first time, members of French club will probably be out on the back campus eating their traditional picnic lunch for the month of May, jabbering in French and lustily singing French songs. This year for the first time an International Club was formed of the combined three language clubs to hold meetings on subjects of general interest every other month and the clubs having separate meetings on the other months. At Miss Blackburn ' s home the September meeting was held with conver- sa tion in sketchy French after a long summer ' s disuse, and the following officers were chosen to head the program for the year: President, Ruth Ross; vice-president, Jessie McKeown; second vice-president, Ruth Rink; secretary, Doris Sayre; treasurer, Laurabelle Fischer. November meeting was a joint get-together in the auditorium to see and hear a group of foreign films. In December Spanish and French clubs celebrated their foreign Christmases by singing carols and playing timely games. A guest at this meeting was Mademoiselle Simone Kissel, a French girl who was spending Christmas in America with her sister, Mme. Goehler, who spoke on the Christmas customs peculiar to France. The Modern Language Room was the scene of a February tea at which Miss Blackburn poured. Embryo plans were brought to light concerning International Night which was planned for March 10, and committees were appointed. The president, Ruth Ross, was general chairman for French Club; Stella May Carothers, with excellent experience from last year was again chairman of the cabaret, and Laurabelle Fischer collected and guarded French articles for the International Museum. French Club ' s main contribu- tions to the events of the evening were two cuttings from plays by Moliere both of which were directed by Leola Dante. The one, an animated reading from " Don Juan " was performed by Kenneth DeFrees, Tom Richards, James Hess, Leola Dante, and Ella Louise Lawton. The other consisted of several scenes from " George Dandin " with parts played by Doris Sayre, James Hess, Tom Richards, Stella May Carothers, and Jessie McKeown. At International Night, French local color was added by a little Parisian book-stall attended by Mme. Goehler, a French woman and former member of French Club. The April meeting was a study of French musicians and their music which served as a tuneful preparation for the May picnic. 113 Again there is a Millidek for everyone. Since the price for the school annual is included in the tuition, everyone again will have the yearbook by which to remember their Millikin days. Last year this plan was originated, and because it proved so successful, it was used again this year. Also last spring the school decided that to make the Millidek a yet finer book, each student ' s picture should be in it. Therefore, the price of the picture was included in the price of the book and this was paid along with the tuition. In October, Burchett ' s studio brought their equipment to the school and the pictures were all made here. The staff worked hard to see that everyone made appointments — and kept them. The photographers took an average of seventy-five pictures a day, and the general opinion among the students was that they Avere the best pictures which they had ever had taken. Also, we feel proud that out of an enrollment of nearly six hundred, only twenty-nine students did not have their pictures taken. While the climax to a school newspaper comes every week, for an annual it comes but once a year. Soon after the editor and business manager are chosen in the late spring, they begin to get ideas for the book they will publish the following year. Ideas that have proven popular are used again. Last year the seniors liked the informal biographies they received, so now again this year the seniors will have informal write-ups. In addition to the formal Burchett pictures, Victor Corrado has taken informal snapshots of the seniors that appear in the book. Ruth Ross and Wilbur Golz were chosen by the Student Council as editor and business manager respectively. They in turn choose their own co- workers. Few people re alize the details that go into making up a book, the careful consideration needed for each line, each picture, and even for the placement of the white space. Contracts, picture appointments, paper stock, cover, print, theme, copy, ads and ad copy, picture sizes, the reading of proof, the lay-outs, and organization of the book are just a few of things that the staff must con- sider during the course of the year. The 1937-1938 Millidek edited by Mary Ann Crawford received a Second Class Honor Rating from the National Scholastic Press Association in recogni- tion of its merit. m I LLI DEK 114 IJ1ILLIDEK Ruth Ross Editor-in-Chief Margaret Allen Assistant Editor Bette Patterson Photograph Editor Laurabelle Fischer Academic Organizations James Hess Biography Editor Joda McGaughey Lay-out Assistant Margaret Westervelt Photographs Doris Sayre Snapshot Editor Margy Lou Scheer Snapshots Bette Raffington Snapshots Tille Stowell Snapshots Victor Corrado Photographer Mary Ann Crawford Greeks John Baird Sports Arthur Gard Intramurals LaRaine Greider Women ' s Athletics Gertrude Gollnik Women ' s Athletics Pauline Ritchie Calendar Frances Jane Carey Calendar Kenneth DeFrees Biography Assistant Helen Schutter Typist BUSINESS STAFF Wilbur Golz Business Manager Marjorie Rohrbaugh Assistant Business Manager Bob Shontz Advertising Bernard Huffer Advertising William Adams Advertising Ruth Derr : Advertising 115 After only about three weeks of rehearsal, the Millikin orchestra, under the capable direction of Jose Echaniz, world-known pianist, presented its first concert to a homecoming crowd of some eight hundred persons. The seventy-five piece orchestra, greatest of its size in history, entered into the year with greater enthusiasm than ever before. It was this enthusiasm on the part of the members and of Mr. Echaniz that made possible the finished pro- gram presented at homecoming. A special feature of this program was Tschaikowski ' s " Romeo and Juliet " . Other well-known numbers which were very favorably received by the audience were " March Slav " by Tschaikowski and " Rhumba from Second Symphony, " by McDonald. The regular winter concert, given December 8, featured two soloists, Ellen May Grossman, harpist, and Marilynn Foster, soprano. " Una voca poca fa " , coloratura aria from " The Barber of Seville " was the solo sung by Mari- lynn Foster. She did it so well, singing with such a rich guality in her voice that the audience would not stop applauding until she had repeated it. Von Wilm ' s beautiful harp concerto was the selection played by Ellen May Gross- man. For her encore she played " The Brook " by Hasselman. A featured number by the orchestra at this concert was " Three Little Poems " by Rolden, outstanding Cuban composer and director of the Havana Philharmonic orchestra. He is a personal friend of Mr. Echaniz and directed the orchestra when Mr. Echaniz appeared as guest soloist in Havana. So that the desired rhythm effects might be achieved, Mr. Rolden sent two unusual and strange Cuban percussion instruments, the claves and the quiro, to be used for this piece. The claves are thick sticks which the drummer clicked together. The quiro is a chunky gourd with golden horns cut into ridges on one side and is played by being scraped. The third and final concert, April 14, again featured two soloists, Rowena Dickey, pianist, and Francis Rogier, baritone. A pupil of Mr. Echaniz, Rowena Dickey played Rachmaninoff ' s complete Second Piano Concerto. This is the same number Mr. Echaniz played when he was guest soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra directed by Dr. Frederick Stock. Francis Rogier thrilled the audience with his rendition of a lyric baritone aria from Verdi ' s " La Traviata " , which he was called upon to repeat. The orchestra played " The Classic Symphony " by Prokofieff and Liszt ' s " Second Hungarian Rhapsody " . OIICHfSTfifl 116 ORCHESTRA 1st Violins Ruth Rink Alicia Skeet Matilde Fraser Lester Jackson Edward Mytar Martha Spangler Albert Tucker Delina Fraser Peggy Prince Bruce Turner 2nd Violins Genevieve Bauer Alice Crane Robert Augustine Jean Anderson Robert Bawden Helen Freed Frances Preston Helen Mytar Violas Prof. Earl Duffey Mrs. Oscarine Dewhirst ' Cellos Wayne Blowers Rowena Dickey Archie Norton ORCHESTRA ROSTER Basses Mirriam Bowden Ethelyn Freed Flutes Spencer Barnhart Margaret Laughlin Judith Ann Bishop Lois Tossetto Betty Birmingham Oboe William Lucka Loren Rasplica Clarinets Douglas Begeman Chester Malins Eugene Robards Remo Grua Mary Kathiyn Hendrix William Owens Bassoons Murl Sickbert Sally Martin Horn William Stettbacher Trumpets Turner Nearing Paul Stout Edwin Keil Doris Elaine Willis Trombones Cleaon Etzkorn Bernard Staggs Lyle Wacaser Tuba Charles Bradley Tympani Norman Hanes Drums Sally Martin Jack Coombs William Crane JOSE ECHANIZ In the last few years the Millikin Orchestra has had phenomenal success, much of which is due to its conductor, Jose Echaniz. His truly great ability of interpretation of all types of music from Ravel ' s " Bolero " to Beethoven ' s " Eroica " gives the orchestra mem- bers inspiration. He seems to be able to pro- ject his Latin enthusiasm and fire into the players. An artist, he shares willingly his own tal- ents and abilities to improve the Millikin orchestra. 117 Pctnhe.llenic is composed of the president, one active member and one alumna of each sorority on the campus. Mrs. Hess, dean of women, is adviser to the group. Officers are not elected but rather rotate each year. The ones for this year are Ruth Troutman, president; Margaret Knotts, vice-president; Eleanor Brown, secretary; Pauline Ritchie, treasurer; and Ellen Horn, publi- city chairman. The chief function of this organization is the governing of inter-sorority affairs, particularly rushing. In an effort to co-operate with National Pan- hellenic Congress, Millikin Panhellenic this year limited the number of pledges any sorority could attain the first semester to fourteen. Two more could be pledged mid-semester. The annual Panhellenic tea for Millikin women, old and new, was held this year at Aston Hall, thus formally opening the rushing season. Mrs. Hess presided at the tea table and in the receiving line were the officers of Pan- hellenic, with Ruth Ross as chairman. Panhellenic sponsored two courtesy programs for freshmen and given by the freshmen. On March 3 " Millikin Days " was presented, including introductions by Tau Kappa Epsilon, correct grooming and dress by Alpha Chi Omega, campus courtesies by Pi Beta Phi, and correct behavior at teas and receptions by the Indees. Members of Sigma Alpha Iota furnished music for the program. Phi Mu Alpha furnished music for " Millikin Nights " March 17. Included in this program was the etiguette of dating by Delta Sigma Phi, dining by Zeta Tau Alpha, and formal parties by Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Ruth Ross and Ruth Troutman were the chairmen of the two evenings. The traditional Panhellenic sing was held April 28. At this time members of each organization presented to Millikin students and townspeople the favo- rite songs of their groups. Dr. B. L. Fryxell was guest at the annual scholarship banguet to which Panhellenic invites the girl with the highest grade average in her class and the girl highest in her sorority to be special guests. Members of Panhellenic are Eleanor Brown, Virginia Garver, Janet Hamil- ton, Ellen Horn, Margaret Knotts, June Phillips, Eileen Ritchie, Pauline Ritchie, Ruth Ross, and Ruth Troutman. PMIHELLfMC 118 PHI-BI-CM ' N A comparatively new organization on the campus is Phi-Bi-Chem, which was founded in December, 1936, in the interest of the " ists " — botan-, biolog-, chem-, and physic-. Its purpose is to promote a better understanding of science and to make possible research which one person could not carry on alone. The society was formally recognized by the faculty, and Dr. John C. Zimmerman, of the chemistry department, was selected as faculty adviser. Membership is limited to science majors and mathematics majors with a science minor. To qualify for membership, besides being a science major; one must present a talk on a modern scientific subject. All science and mathe- matics instructors are honorary members. At the first meeting, the following officers were elected for the first se- mester: Robert Bolt, president; Robert Barnhart, vice-president; Paul Stark, secretary-treasurer; Walter Obermeyer and Orville Hill, sergeants-at-arms. At the October meeting Harold Jeter was admitted to the organization after presenting a paper on " The Use of Maggots in Modern Surgery " . . . In November Robert Atz spoke on " Biographies of Scientists, " Lyle Musick on " The Use of Saline Solutions in Meningitis, " and Robert Penneman on " Modern Crime Detection. " The first Founders ' Day banquet was held December 16, 1938, at the Prairie Avenue Grill. There were twenty-three of the twenty-five members present. Guests at the dinner were Professor E. W. Ploenges and Dr. J. A. Ransom. Charles Wilson was called upon by Walter Obermeyer, toastmaster, to tell of the founding and organization of the club. The faculty members present commented on the fine organization of the club and praised the members for their maintenance of a high scholastic standing. Following the banquet an informal discussion of the condition in Germany and its serious effect on science and German scientists was held. Early in the second semester officers were elected for the remainder of the year. Two junior chemistry majors, Robert Barnhart and Orville Hill, were elected president and vice-president respectively. Hubert Magill was elected secretary-treasurer, and William Marmor and Earl Potter, sergeants-at-arms. As a distinct advancement in its organization, Phi-Bi-Chem is making plans for affiliation with a national chemistry organization. Arrangements will be completed in the near future. 119 Members of Pi Mu Thetct, honorary organization for senior women, are elected to membership in the spring of their junior year on the basis of high scholarship and extracurricular activities. The women chosen last spring were Mary Ann Crawford, Margaret Sweney Favor, Ellen Horn, Theresa Lovasich, Jessie McKeown, Ruth Rink, Ruth Ross, and Virginia Stauber. The following officers were appointed: Mary Ann Crawford President Virginia Stauber Vice-President Theresa Lovasich Secretary-Treasurer Margaret S. Favor Sergeant-at-Arms It is the policy of Pi Mu Theta to give each year a scholarship to a de- serving girl. The girl is chosen by Pi Mu Theta on the basis of her need, scholarship, and participation in extracurricular activities. The largest schol- arship in the history of the organization was given by this year ' s group. In accordance with Millikin tradition, green ribbons were sold by Pi Mu Theta to freshman girls prior to the homecoming festivities. Custom says that if the freshman girls beat the sophomore girls in the annual soccer game and tug-of-war, they may discard the green ribbons. Since the sophomores won, the freshmen had to wear the ribbons throughout homecoming. The proceeds from these ribbon sales go to the Pi Mu Theta scholarship fund. On the evening of October 29, anyone who happened to come to the gym would have been amazed to see how Millikin students were breaking away from the conventions of modern society. Girls were asking fellows to dance; they were buying the cokes; they had sent their dates corsages, some of which were rather exotic. The occasion was the Pi Mu Theta reversal dance. To give some of the more timid girls a chance to ask their secret love to the dance, a date bureau was organized. Young men registered, giving all their good qualifications, and the girls could go in and take their pick. The director of the bureau then arranged the date. Everything was very successful and the scholarship fund was increased by quite a large sum. Throughout the year, Pi Mu Theta has endeavored to become an integral part of the school and to help " put Millikin on the map " . PI UlU THfTfl 120 S P fl n I S H CLUB The first meeting of the Spanish Club was held jointly with members of Le Cercle Francais and Der Deutsche Verein, at Aston Hall. So that a Spanish-speaking member of the International Club would not give a French- speaking member a Spanish greeting, ribbons made of the color of the flag of each particular country were worn by students who were studying the language of that country. Some of the more proficient linguists were wearing as many as three sets of ribbons. At Miss Blackburn ' s home, Spanish Club held its first individual meeting. At the business session, conducted in Spanish the following officers were elected: Matilde Fraser, president; Margaret Allen, vice-president and social chairman; Delina Fraser, secretary; and Lee Moorehead, treasurer. " Spanish Interlude " , a movie in Spanish dealing with the life of an old man, was this group ' s contribution to the international moving picture show held in the auditorium on November 1 1 . Matilde Fraser, president of the Spanish Club presided over this meeting. At the Christmas party held with members of French Club at the Pi Beta Phi house, 1he Spanish Club presented a short play, " La Navidad en Mexico " . The play dealt with Mexican customs. The last part concerned the Mexican Patinas. Hanging from the middle of the doorway used as a stage was a large round fancy paper package. In Mexico the children are blindfolded, given a cane, and turned around several times until they do not know which direction they are facing. (All this was done very realistically in the skit.) They then take the cane and after having found the package, poke at it until it breaks letting fall a flurry of snow-white popcorn balls. These " Patinas " were served as refreshments. Typical Spanish Christmas carols were sung and Spanish games were played. At the International Theater on International night Spanish Club presented " Fantasmas de Telefono " . The play was directed by Jane Priest and included in the cast were Margaret Allen, Matilde Fraser, Ralph Allan, Al Musso, and William Carey. To add to the merriment of the occasion, pennies were thrown from the audience as each of the young " Spaniards " appeared on the stage. Stella Mary Carothers was chairman of the cabaret " Der Blaue Moulin Cos- mopolita " and Virginia Stauber collected and explained the Spanish exhibits in the International Museum. 121 When the student council decided that there should be a parade at homecoming, they really meant it and they carried it through. The 1938 homecoming parade, led by the band and a float carrying eight candidates for homecoming queen, was five blocks long, the longest homecoming parade ever witnessed. The student council was similarly successful in everything it attempted to do during the year. Members of the student council, governing body of Millikin University, are elected each year, one being chosen from each class. Once a person is elected to the council he remains a member throughout the remainder of his college career. Thus the membership numbers four seniors, Robert Bolt, Mary Ann Crawford, Hoyt Kerr, and Vernon Shontz; three juniors, Fred Gilman, Bette Patterson, and Helen Sibthorp; two sophomores, Byron Killam and Louise Ann Parker; and one freshman, Edwin Keil. With Dean Miller and President Hessler as ex-officio members, three faculty members act as advisers to the group, one being elected by the student body each semester to serve for three semesters. Dr. J. C. Dockeray, Dr. B. L. Fryxell, and Professor E. W. Ploenges were the faculty members of the council. This group elects its own officers which this year were: President, Hoyt Kerr; Vice-president, Bette Patterson; Secretary, Mary Ann Crawford; and Treasurer, Vernon Shontz. In an effort to revive the carnival parties for which Millikin was well- known a number of years ago, the student council sponsored two All-Millikin parties. Appropriate days were chosen for each of them. On Friday, January the thirteenth, a Bogey Carnival was held in the main hall of the Liberal Arts Building. A nickel gave admission to all the side shows sponsored by the various social organizations. There was dancing in the corridor to the tunes of Guy Lombardo, Wayne King, Benny Goodman, and many others who have made records for the nickelodeon. The second party was on April Fool ' s Day and was on a somewhat larger scale, being held in the gym. The carnival atmosphere was added to by the sale of balloons, horns, ice cream, cokes, and other carnival knick-knacks. All organizations, including the faculty led by Coach Ralph Allan as Pro- fessor Quiz, gave a stunt. It is hoped that these parties will become tradi- tional. st u d En t council 122 Town (hid go uun Town and Gown players had a most successful season, presenting the two annual major productions and a number of one-act plays. Dr. L. C. McNabb is the director of the three-act plays, while members of his class in play production present the one-act plays. When the curtain rose for the first act of " The First Lady, " there was not an empty seat in the auditorium and many people were standing in the back of the room. A satire first produced by Sam Harris in New York where it had a successful run on Broadway, " The First Lady " is a conflict centering on a feud between two Washington hostesses, each doing everything in her power to gain the position of first lady of the land. Miss Katherine Stadler (Town) and Peggy Wand Campbell (Gown) were excellent in their inter- pretations of the respective wives of the secretary of state and daughter of a former president and a justice of the Supreme Court. Other leading parts were taken by Laverne McNeilly, Martha Tendick, Virginia Garver, Forrest Kyle, Fred Grossman, and James Hess. Patrons of the two evenings of one-act plays presented by the play pro- duction class had the privilege of seeing a premiere. On January 19 " Potatoes for Supper " , a tragedy written and directed by James Hess was given. The play was written as a class project and won a $25 prize given in 1937 for the best one-act play. Several plays were given for various chapel and assembly programs. Not burlesgued in any way and presenting typical period music, costumes and staging, was " Ten Nights in a Bar Room " , second major production of Town and Grown. This grand old melodrama shows the method used to tackle the problem of the liguor traffic seventy-five years ago. The audience entered into the spirit of the performance, hissing John Blodgett, the villain when he appeared; cheering when Bushrod Sattley, young Yankee, caught him; living every moment of suffering with Dorothy Gill and Katherine Royer, who played Little Mary and the drunkard ' s wife. The drunken brawl was staged so enthusiastically that Dick Bennett, the Landlord ' s son, threw a chair across the footlights and into the violin section of the student orchestra directed by " Poss " Hanes. Featured throughout the play was the plaintive song, " Father, Dear Father, Come Home With Me Now " . This was sung first by little Dorothy Gill and at the end by the Millikin guartette. 123 t oiu act piflys Dr. L. C. McNabb ' s class in play production had grown to such extent this year that it was difficult to find dates for all the members to present the plays which they chose and directed. But a new system of presenting some of the plays as chapel programs was introduced and proved both successful and interesting. The first play to be presented was a Christmas playlet in chapel, " Peace I Give Unto You " , written by Dorothy Clark Wilson. It was under the leadership of Guida Abbott and the following cast of characters took part: Martha, the mother, Mary Lou Hart; Joseph, the father, John Stephan; Alec, a son in the enemy army, Paul Scott; Peter, a son in the home army, Tom Richards; a soldier in the enemy army, Don Baldwin. The first group of plays was presented at 8:15 on January 12 in the audi- torium. " Joint Owners in Spain " , comedy by Alice Brown, was the first one. The characters were Guida Abbott, Frances North, Barbara Stoune, Jeanne Porter, and it was coached by Grace Leaverton. The second play, coached by Peggy Wand, was a drama by Kenneth Sawyer, " The Game of Chess " . The cast consisted of Kenneth DeFrees, Lauren Shaw, Lamar Campbell, and Robert Bolt. The last play of this first group, " The Maker of Laws " , a comedy by John Ward Bayly, had the following cast, Tom Richards, Walter Kunz, Mary Alice Spires, and Rachel Haug, with Leola Dante as coach. The next group of plays was presented Friday evening, January 20 in the auditorium. The program opened with a sprightly comedy, " Cupid with Spectacles " , by Wall Spence. The cast consisting of Peggy Wand, Bette Raf- fington, Mildred Wise, William Morgan, William Cutler, and Wayne Blowers was coached by Uldene Latowsky. The closing play was a light comedy by Edna St. Vincent Millay entitled " Two Slatterns and a King " which is called a moral interlude. Kenneth DeFrees was the coach and the cast was as follows: Murl Sickburt, James Hess, Mary Lou Hart, Betty Martin. Perhaps the outstanding event of this year ' s one-act plays was the presen- tation of " Potatoes for Supper " by James Hess, a senior at Millikin this year. The play itself being symbolic, was produced in a manner to carry out the psychic idea. Action was reduced to a minimum and the effects were achieved by the employment of dim lights. Mr. Hess coached the play him- self, aided by the following cast: Virginia Garver, Bette Clark, Lawrence Engle, Louise Ann Parker, Joy Burcham Phillips. " Prize Money " was presented in assembly under the direction of Virginia Garver. The parts were taken by Jim Weilepp, Mirriam Bowden, Jean Simcox, Mary Lou Hart, and Gene Monson. The next play, also presented in assembly, was " Alien Note " , written by Jean L. Lathan and was directed by Marguerite Grove. The cast was: Martha Tendick, Bette Raffington, Martha Sanks, Frances North, Louise Ann Parker, Jane Guker, Emily Cline, Julia Thornton, Bernadine Nemyer. The last play of the season was " Soul of a Professor " likewise presented in assembly. 125 SENIOR ELIZABETH GEIGER JUNIOR LEMORE GIBSON SOPHOMORE SHIRLEY CORNICK FRESHMAN BARBARA PATTON ATHLETICS uj o m cn ' s athletics S 11 fl PS HDD CALENDAR fl D V€RT I S£RS GAOUITH ACTIVITIES Wind and storm delight a mighty oak. Slightly it bends, then lashes back, rearing Its arms, matching its strength and fury Against that of the tempest. Losing, perhaps, A bough or two, yet stronger for the loss. Brute strength and craftiness, or luck and skill — Are the elements against us on the court, The diamond, the gridiron. We ' re buffeted, Battered about and worn — sometimes hold fast And triumph, sometimes lose — but all times, grow; Profit by our mistakes; increase our brawn. The friendly competition of our games Is the essence of good sportsmanship, a part Of college growth, a factor of high living. 132 Ralph Allan and Harold Johnson have just completed their second year as head coaches at J. M. U. Mr. Johnson coached varsity football, basketball, and baseball; while Mr. Allan acted as freshman basketball and football coach, head track coach, and manager of intramural sports. Also assisting in spring programs we find Athletic Director Sutherd and Dr. Fryxell taking a hand in coaching tennis and golf respectively. The two above coaches however, have borne the brunt of the work in trying to whip up athletic teams at Millikin this year, and although they have not been too successful, Millikin has seen darker years in sports and has much to look forward to in the future. George (Iron man) Dixon, the impene- trable tackle and end, was this year ' s football captain and undoubtedly the outstanding foot- ball player on the team. Captain Dixon was greatly publicized throughout the country dur- ing the season when he established a new record of playing 29 consecutive games with- out leaving them through substitution. Many of us fail to realize just what this record shows. He has carried many injuries, voicing no com- plaint, keeping his self control, keeping in good condition, never saying quit but always fight for Millikin. George was a true leader and his ability as a player combined with his spirit and endurance made him a valuable member of the team, and one whose absence will be noted in next year ' s line-up. FOOTBALL 134 FOOTBALL Roy Custis and Kenneth Lawler have been selected by this year ' s lettermen as co-captain of next year ' s football team. Their selection substan- tiates the theory that men new to the school or inactive during the past season often make the leaders of the future. Lawler, after his first year in Millikin and Custis, after breaking his arm in the second game of the season, were chosen for their performance and leadership on the field. Working together they should lead an inspired team to vic- tory next year. Both men feel confident that next year ' s team will be an improved one and one that will fight for the school. Last fall it seemed that Millikin ' s hopes in football were far above former expectations, and although only 22 men showed up for practice, Millikin easily tramped its first two opponents. It was barely able to tie its homecoming game, and from there on had a series of defeats. Injuries, lack of co-oper- ation at times, lack of material, substitutes and substituting, and also the great comparative strength of our opponents at the end of the season all led to the downfall of the team. This record however, does not show that a small fight- ing team fought its heart out to win and tried its best to be a winner. Any team that puts out its best is a team to be admired, and we ' re sure we cannot say that the Big Blue laid down on the job. Last season was one of exper- ience, the record of which is to be forgotten, the experience carried on. 135 FOOTBALL J. M. U. vs. PRINCIPIA The season opener this year proved to be a wonderful starter for the Big Blue, and against a weaker adversary the boys looked plenty tough during the last half of the game. The final score was 20 to 0, but the boys outplayed Principia much worse than that. The friendly spirit of the hosts seemed to keep the guests from scoring any more. On the whole, however, this game was a very use- ful and successful opener for the 1938 grid season. J. M. U. vs. EUREKA The power of our team was again displayed when the players unloosed most of their running plays and a tight defense which kept Eureka score- less and punchless. The sound of the gun ended the fray with Millikin holding a 40 to 0 advantage. Seemingly the team always held the upper hand and scored at will. Dixon was outstanding in the line, and Fischer in the backfield. It was during the second quarter that Custis ' arm was broken. J. M. U. vs. KNOX The homecoming encounter ended in a score- less tie. The great punting of Christiansen kept the Big Blue in the hole during most of the game. The Blue line set up a stellar defense, never clicked, Millikin being outgained seven first downs to five. Loyle Davis and Ken Lawler played very good games. As a whole the game was rather disap- pointing because of the weak offense of our team. FOOTBALL J. M. U. vs. ILLINOIS COLLEGE The mud fight between these old rivals ended disastrously for the Johnson men. Not rain, but the watering system caused the field to be muddy. The 14 to 0 ending for the hosts was due to two long passes. Those Millikin drives lacked the final push for touchdowns, and Millikin passes had a bad habit of falling in the opponents ' arms. The line was Millikin ' s stronghold. Illinois College had 8 first downs to our 5. A bad defeat seemingly, but not actually. J. M. U. vs. WHEATON The third straight conference defeat was taken on this Saturday. Again Millikin lacked scoring punch on two drives, and ended on the small end of a 19 to 4 score. The backfield was very weak, and the offense so poor, that two safeties as gifts put us in the score sheet. The line as a whole was weaker in this game. The boys just couldn ' t get going and Wheaton wasn ' t bashful about turning opportunities into scores. J. M. U. vs. WESLEY AN The spark of life returned, and our team showed what it really was made of in this game. Wesleyan converted all three of its chances to scores, and Millikin scored only on the third time, not being able to penetrate the well-known Wesleyan de- fense. A costly fumble, and poor backfield defense helped out Wesleyan ' s cause. The fourth confer- ence loss, the game ended 21 to 6. Fischer, Hind- man, and Dixon starred for Millikin. Taylor also played good ball at end. Again a bad defeat that shouldn ' t have been, but wasn ' t so bad after all. J. M. U. vs. BRADLEY This powerful team from Peoria came to town in all its glory, and did it shinel Ted Panish made Millikin lock sick, and Robertson used his third team part of the game. Long runs characterized a sad chapter as the finale of the 1938 season. The game ended 37 to 0. Davis, Dixon, and Hopson played the best games in the line with Hendricks and Fischer running close seconds. The Big Blue went down fighting. The Peorians were just too much. FRESHMAN FOOTBALL Coach Ralph Allan had a lot of material in this freshman football team, and they proved their ability as football players. Although they won only one of their games against two losses, these boys have plenty of football sense. Defeated by the varsity at the first of the season 21 to 0 it was gener- ally admitted at the end of the season that a contest would have a far differ- ent result. Lack of spirit and co-operation was present among the group at times, but as cannon fodder the boys proved themselves worthy, and if they all return to Millikin next fall they will be able to take over berths on the varsity team to the advantage of our school. Merker, Mason, and Hagerty were outstanding last fall, while Murray, Buse as well as several others, show great promise for next year ' s team. The freshmen proved that they were well coached in their games, and their enthusiasm during the second season as well as their willingness to learn new signals and new plays for the varsity ' s benefit, branded them a useful part of Millikin. It is this group that leads us to believe Millikin ' s sport future is bright indeed. Since we have accepted and established the freshman ruling, we feel that we have been greatly weakened, but if all future freshman sguads are as strong as our squad last year, we ' ll not have much trouble with opposing schools our size. 138 FRESHMAN FOOTBALL MILLIKIN FROSH vs. VARSITY The Frosh squad opened its season by holding the varsity to a 14-0 score. With a powerful first half attack, the yearlings held the varsity to a 0-0 score and rolled up five first-downs to none for the varsity. In the second half, experience overcame pluck and fight and the varsity pushed over two touchdowns. In the line Mason, Dehority, and Hag- gerty were outstanding while the punting of Merker and the plunging of Bill Normile held the Big Blue squad in check. MILLIKIN FROSH vs. BRADLEY For the second game the squad journeyed to Peoria to meet the Bradley eleven. Three times during the game the Bradley eleven came within the 20-yard line but were unable to push it over. With less than five minutes remaining it seemed as though a scoreless tie was certain. A desperate pass from O ' Brien to Pheonix scored for the op- ponents. The extra point was then made. Millikin received the kick-off and carried the ball 60 yards for a touchdown. Merker was rushed and missed the place-kick, making the final score 7-6. Dave Normile, Johnson, Douglas, Merker, and Mason were outstanding in this game. MILLIKIN FROSH vs. WESLEYAN Playing on their home field the Frosh presented Coach Allan with his first frosh victory with a score of 12-6. The first quarter was a beautiful punting duel between Merker of Millikin and Winterlund of the foes — with Merker having the better of it. In the second quarter the Blue marched 32 yards in eleven plays for their first touchdown. 62-yard kick and a pass from Douglas to Johnson counted for the other marker. Douglas, Mason, Johnson, and Merker showed true Blue fight in this game. BASKETBALL HERE Arkansas State 35 North Central 27 Illinois College 40 Bradley 46 Principia 26 Illinois Wesleyan 26 Eureka 26 Charleston 35 Mi Mi Mill Mill Mill llikm . Millikin Mill Mill: llikin. kin. kin. kin . kin. kin . 34 35 32 32 33 32 33 40 THERE Lake Forest 43 Loyola 67 Charleston Normal 46 Illinois Wesleyan 40 Eureka 34 Illinois College 35 North Central 44 Bradley 64 Mill: Mill: Mill Millikin 29 Mill Mill: Mill kin . kin. kin. 31 31 36 kin . kin. kin . 32 34 36 Millikin 27 BASKETBALL MILLIKIN vs. ARKANSAS STATE The Big Blue again opened its season by play- ing Arkansas Aggies. Both teams were well matched but both teams played a weak defense. The Aggies toppled the Millikin team by sinking a wild field goal in the last few seconds to play. The final score was 35-34. MILLIKIN vs. LAKE FOREST The Millikin cagers spent part of their Christ- mas vacation touring the northern part of the state for more Blue victories. With a tie at the half it looked like Millikin had a winning chance, but Lake Forest soon pulled away to win with a 41-31 victory. Minick and Taylor led the local scoring with five ringers apiece. MILLIKIN vs. LOYOLA Loyola was also played on the vacation tour. But here the Big Blue met with too keen competi- tion and trailed with a final score of 67-31 for Loyola. Coslet led the scoring for Millikin, while Novak, the six foot nine man of Loyola, was high-point man. MILLIKIN vs. CHARLESTON A sharp -shooting E. I. Teachers team spoiled Mil- lion ' s plan for beginning the new year with a vic- tory by a 46-36 score. Showing a smoother pass- ing and faster breaking offense, the Panthers built up a nine point lead that was well maintained. Minick with eleven points and Coslet with nine were the leading scorers for the Blue. MILLIKIN vs. NORTH CENTRAL Displaying a fighting spirit and an aggressive brand of ball, the Big Blue basketeers finished fast to upset a talented North Central five, 35-27, in a victory that gave Millikin its second game and its first conference win of the season. Captain Burnell Fischer led his mates with the scoring. MILLIKIN vs. BRADLEY One of the best games that J. M. U. has seen for some time was played in the Armory with the famous Bradley five. The record crowd was on its feet when the half found Bradley leading with only a 23-19 lead. But the height and skill of the Bradley five was too much for the local boys. The ending score was 46-32 for Bradley. The local scoring was led by Musso and Coslet. BASKETBALL MILLIKIN vs. PRINCIPIA The Millikin cagers again rang the bell as they took Principia for a 33-26 victory. Millikin was lag- ging at the half with a score of 13-10 for Principia, but with fast breaking and keen teamwork Millikin set the pace. Taylor showed his talent by ringing up 15 of the 33 points. MILLIKIN vs. EUREKA Millikin lost its first game with Eureka with a final score of 34-32. With the Blue leading by a score of 23-16 at the half it looked as if we were on top. But Eureka pulled a fast comeback to take the honors with a mere two-point lead, gained in an overtime. MILLIKIN vs. ILLINOIS WESLEYAN Millikin made a comeback to beat its greatest conference rival, Wesleyan, to the tune of 32-26. Only extreme bad luck on set-up shots under the basket kept the Blue from doubling their score. Minick and Taylor led the local scoring. MILLIKIN vs. EUREKA The Big Blue turned the tables on Eureka by defeating them by a score of 33-26. Eureka had previously defeated the Millikin team by a close margin score of 34-32. Minick and Coslet led the attack for the Big Blue. MILLIKIN vs. ILLINOIS COLLEGE Millikin was taken for a loss by the Illinois Col- lege team. The victory was achieved by making one more free-throw than the Millikin team. The Blue, led by Coslet, Taylor, and Musso, kept the lead until the last few minutes of play. MILLIKIN vs. NORTH CENTRAL In its second round with North Central, Millikin again threatened the boys from Naperville by a 26-16 lead at the half. With Minick and Taylor going out on fouls, the opponents rang up a 44-36 victory. Although fouling-out before the game was over, Taylor rang up 15 points for the local team and was high-point man of the game. Coslet, Minick, and Feldman also did their bit. MftLIKIN vs. BRADLEY Millikin ended its regular basketball season by dropping a 64-27 decision to the league-leading Bradley five at Peoria. Fischer, Musso, and Taylor led the scoring attack for Millikin. 1938-39 FRESHMAN BASKETBALL SCORES Millikin 30 Millikin . . 24 Millikin 29 Millikin 30 Millikin 28 Millikin 40 Millikin 47 Millikin 36 Springfield 28 Illinois Wesleyan 19 Illinois College 30 Pontiac 29 Illinois Wesleyan 22 Illinois College 38 Springfield 32 Pontiac 23 143 SPRING SPOUTS This year the Millikin athletic department again rounded out its sports program with the spring sports — tennis, golf, baseball, and track. Coach Johnson reports a large squad for varsity baseball and has high hopes to produce a winning team. Only two veterans of the courts, Rogier and Musso, are back this year. Don Hamman and several newcomers are being coached in golfing by Dr. Fryxell. OFFICIAL SPRING SPORTS CALENDAR— 1939 TENNIS April 22 — Principia, there. April 24 — Illinois College, there. April 29 — Charleston, there. May 5 — Bradley, there. May 9 — Wesleyan, there. May 13 — District Conference at Peoria. May 15 — Charleston, here. May 20 — Illinois College, here. May 22 — Wesleyan, here. GOLF April 22 — Springfield Junior College, there. April 29 — Charleston, here. May 1 — Springfield Junior College, here. May 6 — Illinois College, here. May 13 — Illinois Wesleyan, here. May 15 — Illinois College, there. May 20 — Illinois Wesleyan, there. May 22 — Charleston, there. May 26-27 — Conference. BASEBALL April 11 — State Normal, there. April 14 — Charleston, there. April 22 — Indiana State, there. April 29 — Bradley, here. May 1 — Charleston, here. May 5 — Indiana State, here. May 8 — Illinois Wesleyan, there. May 11 — Illinois College, there. May 13 — Lake Forest, here. May 15 — Eureka, there. May 20 — Illinois College, here. May 22 — Illinois Wesleyan, here. May 25 — Bradley, there. TRACK April 29 — Blackburn College, here. May 5 — Beloit Relays. May 13 — Illinois College here (also Freshman). May 20 — Bradley-IIllinois Wesleyan-Millikin at Peoria. May 27 — Conference at Galesburg. 144 inffifimuHius 1937-38 was Ccach Allan ' s initial year at the head of the intramural sports. So successful was his new system of supervised contests, active and pledge leagues, in which twice as many men took part in the sports, that the general plan has been carried over to the year of 1938-39 with even more success and interest. This year intramurals, assuming a major place on the sports program of Millikin, have created interest to the point of a good crowd of spectators. Each house will receive one permanent trophy with the cham- pionships won during the year inscribed on it, and a point system determines the all- ' round championship. The first activity of the year was touch football, and this event was won by D. S. P. Also, at this season, Killam and Bivens of Delta Sigma Phi defeated Liest and Jack Hill of S. A. E. for the intramural doubles crown in tennis. The tennis singles was captured by a Teke, Darrel Roberts, and Tekes Jeschawitz and Sorrels were tops in the horseshoe doubles, while Joe Douglas, a Delta Sig, won the horseshoe singles honors. When touch football came along, the D. S. P. ' s snatched this victory, leaving soccer and cross-country to the Sig Alphs. Due to an ineligibility mix-up, the basketball crown which supposedly was won by the Sig Alphs, had to be renigged and was annexed by the Delta Sigs in a close battle. The Delta Sigs were also volleyball champs, a victory which has become perennial for them. This put them in a close second place to the Sig Alphs, for they also got a third place in the tournament. Moving to the ring sports, the Indee mat men tied the D. S. P. ' s for a first, while in boxing they came out on top leaving second and third positions to the Sig Alphs and Delta Sigs respectively, resulting in a tie for total points for the lead in the intramural program. However, Delta Sigma Phi soon put an end to this, for when indoor baseball season ended, it brought them another- championship and also brought them a 25-point lead in the tournament. Ping pong helped to strengthen this lead when Killam and Huffer knocked down a first in ping pong doubles, while the Tekes won the singles with Roberts. At this date, the Delta Sigs hold a good lead, but with two majors, out- door baseball and the Spring Carnival, and two minors, tennis and bad- minton, still in the offing, there is time for anything to happen. 145 INTRAMURAL PROGRAM October Soccer Tournament — Winner, Indees. December .... Recreational Games Tournament — Winner, Delta Delta Delta. January Deck Tennis Tournament — Delta Delta Delta and Indees tie for first place. February Basketball Tournament — Winner, Pi Beta Phi. March Volleyball Tournament — Winner, Alpha Chi Omega. April Baseball Tournament — Winner, Alpha Chi Omega. May Tennis Tournament. OFFICERS President Ellen Horn Vice-President Laurabelle Fischer Treasurer Wilma Frances Lux MANAGERS Alpha Chi Omega LaRaine Greider Delta Delta Delta Louise Ann Parker Pi Beta Phi Dorothy Dashner Zeta Tau Alpha Marian Bennett Independents Rose Helen Gillespie 148 WOMEN ' S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Another successful year has been scored by W. A. A. The Women ' s Athletic Association has aroused interest in sports and athletic contests of all kinds. It has brought a closer feeling between the women of various central Illinois colleges and has formed a closer relationship among the women ' s organizations on the campus. It has not narrowed its membership to athletes alone, but includes those who enjoy watching contests. Its activities have not been restricted to intramurals, but have included an intensive intercollegiate program as well. On October 28, Millikin W. A. A. attended the annual Sports Day at Normal where they participated in soccer and badminton. Millikin journeyed to Jacksonville February 18 to play bas- ketball, and was host to Jacksonville March 4. After two games of basketball both teams were invited to a tea given by W. A. A. at the Alpha Chi Omega house. The intercollegiate program has not only included schools in the Little Nineteen, but also participated in MacMurray ' s " Round the World " sports day March 11. March 18 was set aside for a trip to Charleston for their first basketball sports day. Millikin ended these activities with the annual tennis tournament held here May 12-13. This was one of the biggest affairs of the school year. The girls were hostesses to some twenty schools. The tournaments were held on Fairview Park tennis courts. Ellen Horn, singles entree, Virginia Garver and LaRaine Greider, doubles entrees for Millikin, ended their collegiate tennis careers with the close of this tournament. However, all the time was not spent in traveling around to the various schools. W. A. A. has aroused interest in many sports: soccer, deck tennis, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and tennis. At the November meeting, badminton was introduced to the members. Merry was the Christmas meet- ing when no one could say " yes " or " no " without paying a forfeit. Then there was the March meeting where films of Camp Kiwanis were shown and everyone posed for the group picture. Much credit should be given to Miss Dorothy McClure who has revived and motivated the Women ' s Athletic Association since being here at Millikin. By means of the organization, she has aroused interest in women ' s athletics and given them the goal of true sportsmanship. 149 Ul.fl.fl. GIRL ELLEN HORN Sportsmanship, Leadership, Personality, Service to W. A. A., Skill, Scholar- ship, and W. A. A. points: on the basis of these seven points is chosen W. A. A. ' s most representative girl. From all eligible W. A. A. members Ellen Horn was judged the most out- standing in the aggregate of the above traits. She was selected by the Director of Women ' s Athletics, the W. A. A. President, the Editor of the Millidek, and the Women ' s Athletic Editor and Assistant Editor of the Millidek. Ellen is the second W. A. A. Seven Point girl on the Millikin campus as the custom was first introduced by the Millidek last year and is continued this year with the hope that it will become traditional. Since a well-rounded personality is one of the aims of the Women ' s Athletic Association, this honor is a fitting one to be bestowed on its most representative member. 150 fl D CflLERDflR ADVERTISERS I n D £ X flOD SUCH TO 171 1 L L I K I ft BOOSTERS Your co-operation in financing the 1939 Millidek is an excel- lent example of the driving spirit and characteristic of the New Big Blue of Millikin, and we are glad to have you share this ex- perience with us. Your name in this section will be seen by over 600 families whose total purchasing power is over $500,000.00 — a market of vast resources, and one which you have very wisely tapped. You can depend upon current results, and because each Millidek lives and relives from year to year in hundreds of homes in Decatur and the Decatur area, a permanency which will each year bring to you additional results. We sincerely thank you. THE 1 939 fTllLLIDEH 0 153 (2ongtatuLation5, @La55 Just as the growing tree which implants its roots deeper into the earth, grasping and securing a firmer foundation Thus, you as a graduate member of the Class of 1 939 have since the first grade in elementary school been imbedding yourself more securely in the body of society, until with your present graduation from Millikin you have reached an acme of some of your ideals and ambitions. It has been our good fortune to have known and to have served you, and therewith we wish you success and happiness in your future aspirations. DLJJ! JilJii 154 oft 1939 . . . . We hope that you will remember us, as well as the traditional coke dates, and other good times you had at the BLUE MILL. If ever you return to your Alma Mater we hope that you will grant us the kindness of being our guests, — just as you were in your college days. May the undergraduate classes carry away with them equally happy memories. Sincerely, BROC and MAC. 155 SEPTEMBER 12-13 — Freshmen register. 14 — Rushing is going full swing. 15 — Three Easterners travel 1300 miles to enroll in J. M. U. 17 — The Greeks pledge. Millikin Mixer in gym. 19 — Alpha Omega launches on sale of green caps. Decaturian tryouts. 20 — Anita Willits Burnham tells about the famous " Burnham Penny. " 21 — Just another school day. 22 — Becky Hamman is sporting a Sig Alph pin. 23 — Second week gone. 24 — Pledges elect officers. OCTOBER 1 — Principia gives us a good start. Millikin 20, Principia 0. 3 — Aston Hall Open House. 4 — Dean Miller ' s chimney wrecked by lightning. 5 — Game of politics now going on. Hendricks named Senior President. 6 — Alpha Chi tea dance. 7 — Dr. McNabb announces Town and Gown play is First Lady. 8 — S. A. I. initiation. Pi Phi and Sig Alph wiener roast and radio dance. 11 — Tekes adopt " Kappy " . 12 — Greeks decorate for new trophy. French Club meets. 13 — Nominations for homecoming gueen now in order. 14 — HOMECOMING: scrap, concert, and bonfire. 15 — Matilde Fraser Homecoming Queen. Sig Alph ' s " rising sun " cops the cup. 18 — Ruth Ross and Eleanor Brown blossomed forth with frat pins. 20 — Cast is announced for Town and Gown play: Wand and Stadler, leads. 21 — Echaniz ' s Concert. 22 — Delta Sig ' s pledge dance. Alph Chi and Teke wiener roast and dance. 23 — Tri Delt Open House tea and Alpha Chi tea for Mrs. Brownback. 25— 28 — Religious Emphasis week with Dr. Paul Payne, speaker. 26 — German and Spanish Clubs meet. 28— Teke Harvest Hop. 29 — Pi Mu Theta Reversal Dance — date bureau overworked. 31 — Halloween does its bit at J. M. U. NOVEMBER 1 — Home Economics Club initiates 25. 3 — Dr. Paul Popenoe advises Millikinites on marriage. 4 — Dockeray says it pays to marry a secretary. Sig Alph pledge dance 5 — Alpha Chi and Delta Sigs have pledge dances. 7 — Edna St. Vincent Millay lectures. 11 — Zetas have pledge dance. 17 — Kappa Day Program with Dr. Oldfather as speaker. 18 — Paul Stout, Doug Begeman, Bill Lucka deposit their frat pins. 19 — Town and Gown Play is success. 21 — Teke Open House tea. 24 — Thanksgiving Vacation! ! ! DECEMBER 2 — Junior and Senior Christmas Dance. 5 — Basketball season begins. 6 — Christmas playlet by the play production class. 8 — Millikin Concert features M. Foster and E. Grossman. 15G INDIVIDUAL FASHIONS FOR THE DISTINCTIVE INDIVIDUAL Lots of Junior sizes . . . carefree sport clothes . . . classroom dresses that make you remembered . . . sumptuous formals . . . Let us help you to flatter yourself! West Prairie A SHORT STORY LIFTED FROM VOLTAIRE A philosopher was engaged in conversation with a tremendous giant from another planet, who exclaimed while holding the philosopher in his hand, " I think I shall trample on those 100,000 people who are so busily engaged in slaying each other. " Don ' t give yourself the trouble, " replied the philosopher, " They are industrious enough in securing their own destruc- tion. At the end of ten years the hundredth part of these wretches will not survive . . . Besides the punishment should not be inflicted upon them, but upon those sedentary and slothful barbarians who, from their palaces, gives orders for murdering a million of men, and then solemnly thank God for their success. " — From the " Vidette " of Illinois State Normal University. UPTOWN DRUGS E. H. Cordsiemon, R.Ph. ONLY THE BEST 101 East Prairie St. Decatur, Illinois The Clean Drug Store 158 THE MILLIKIN NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR Provides A Complete Banking Service 9 Deposits Insured By Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 10 — Z. T. A. Christmas Formal. 13 — Theta U. Christmas Chapel. 14 — Dames tea all Millikin. 15 — Social dancing class headed by McClure. Custis and Lawler grid co-captains. 16 — Alpha Chi a nd Tri Delt Christmas Dances. 17 — Theta U Christmas Dance. Sig Alph Christmas Dance. 18 — Vacation begins! 1 ! JANUARY 3 — Classes resumed. 4 — Tekes move into their new home. 6 — Tille has assumed the burden of Poss ' pin. 7 — Aston Hall Dance. 8 — Dot Thorwick recently got Dick Bateman ' s pin. 12 — One-act plays. 13— All-Millikin Party. 14 — Symphonians get offer to play on way to Europe. Delta Sig Radio Dance. 16 — Camera Club formed. 20 — James Hess ' play featured. 21 — Debate squad meets at Normal. 23 — Pritchard leaves to accept position in U. of I. Commerce School. 24- 26— EXAMS! ! ! 1 159 Make One Dollar Do The Work of Two — Under this company ' s Double Duty Dollar plan your saved dollars do double duty. They are always ready to do one of two things: ( 1 ) Provide a Retirement Income for You, or (2) Provide a Living Income for Your Family if you don ' t live to need the Retirement Income yourself. Decatur Agency BANKERS LIFE COMPANY Des Moines Ask For Full Information Phone 2-4924 C. C. Clouse, Agency Manager 519-20-21 Millikin Bank Bldg. 28 — Rosie Graliker shoved through window by Pi Phis. 30 — Registration of new students. 31 — Registration of old students. FEBRUARY 3 — Theresa Lovasich receives the $50 A. A. U. W. grant. 4 — The Greeks Pledge. Dorothy Jackman attendant at the Beaux Arts Ball. 6— Eureka 24 and Millikin 32— HOORAY1 ! 7 — Community Concert. 8 — French Club. 9 — Peggy Wand and Marshall Campbell engaged. 10 — Debate sguad at Charleston. 1 1 — Tri Delt and Theta U Initiation Dinners. 12 — Pi Phi Initiation Dance. Alpha Chi Sweetheart Dinner and Dance. Con- servatory Party. 14 — Home Ec. Club Valentine Party. 15 — Conant. 16 — Profs out-volley Delta Sigs. 17 — Popcorn Pop for Indee Women. 18 — Hell Week for various organizations and halls full of gueer looking specimens. 19— S. A. I. Musicale. 20 — Millikin vs. Illinois College. 21— Sig Alph Chapel. 160 (?ongtatuLation5 to AilUlkin fiat it Glass of 1939 DECATUR RETAIL 161 ELECTRICITY Is Cheaper In Decatur Use It For . . . . Lighting Refrigeration Washing Cooking Ironing Home Cooling Radio Automatic Water Heating ILLINOIS IOWA POWER COMPANY We quote from the " Decaturian, " James Millikin school paper: " Many a man has been given the Golden Gate by a blonde " . . . and also . . . " There was the $tudent who $ent a letter to her parent$ $aying: " Gue$$ what I need mo$t of all? That ' $ right. $end it along — " . . . . and the answer: " Dear EliNOr: NOthing ever happens here. We kNOw that you love school. Write us aNOther letter soon. ArNOld sends best regards. NOw we have to say goodbye. " ... it seems that there ' s still such a thing as subtlety. — From " The Oracle " of Monmouth College. DON ' S STANDARD SERVICE Main at Oakland PHONE 4727 Your We Will Call For and Deliver Your Car When It Needs Special Attention 162 JOSEPH F. GAUCHER GROVER C. PATTON JOHN F. SCHUDEL DR. R. ZINK SANDERS 163 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 Holeproof- hose. 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. 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Wa ter, East Main and State Streets 22 — German and Spanish Clubs. 23 — Pickens on " Advancement of Colored People " . 24 — Fran North wearing a Alpha Omega pin. 25 — Indee Party. 26 — Sig Alph Sweetheart Dinner. 27 — Ruth Rink ' s senior recital — Aston Hall turned to a hot house for the flowers. 28 — " Holy City " in chapel and Home Ec eats — the luckiesl 1 — Frantic Frosh writing courtesy scripts. 2 — McNabb announces players chosen for " Mellerdramer " . 3 — Courtesy Program and pink punch afterwards. 4 — Delta Sig Initiation Dance. 6 — Gertrude Dansby ' s recital. 7— Bradley 64 and Millikin 27. Basketball? 8 — Songs in foreign languages of all descriptions clang during International rehearsal. 9 — Girl adventurer speaks on world travels. 10 — International Night (Did you see Hitler?) Freshman issue of Decaturian. 11 — Freshman Dance. 12 — Theta U tea for national officer. MARCH MACIES For Truly Smart and Beautiful Women ' s Apparel 166 A Tide That Never Ebbs Business and Social life a generation ago were the acme of sim- plicity. Many long for their return but the tide of progress never ebbs. Instead, life is growing more complex. Smooth functioning of our economic machinery is becoming increasingly essential. This bank always seeks to anticipate new conditions and chang- ing needs. THE NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation The Finest in TOM] m m ENTERTAINMENT LinCOLn and EOIPRESS • THEATRES . 167 Daut Bros. Florists Flowers For All Occasions Til Buy The Best Value Clothes In Town! " We Grow Our Own Flowers In Decatur, Which Assures You Fresh Flowers Every Day DECATUR ' S SMARTEST CLOTHES FOR YOUNG MEN CORSAGES 120 E. Prairie St. Phone 5281 13 — Millikin vs. Charleston Teachers ' College. 14 — " Prize Money " in chapel and Captain Craig ' s " Danger Is My Business " . 15 — Conant. 16 — Swell movie — " Human Adventure " — gosh, we ain ' t so much after all. 17 — Courtesy Program Home Ec Club field trip. 18— Home Ec " Bubble Ball " . 19— Pi Phi tea for faculty. 20 — Personality class for Indee girls. 21 — " Keeping Your Balance " with C. Oscar Johnson. 22 — " Conanted " tonight. 23 — " The Alien Note " in chapel. 24 — Hampton Quartet and the auditorium was packed. 25 — Indee Party at Mueller Lodge. Delta Sig and Pi Phi radio dances. 26— S. A. I. Musicale. 27 — Tri Delt Chapel, Home Ec Club sees cheese. 29 — Cauliflower ears and bloody noses seen wandering attached to husky males (P. S. — wrestling matches). 30 — Band in chapel. 31 — " Ten Nights in a Bar Room " . 168 We wonder if Hitler is the type of man who would go to his father and say, " I did it with my little axis. " Have you heard of the college lad who said, " Well, if I don ' t get a job after four years, I at least have my B.Ed, to lie on. " No doubt you have all heard about the person who felt as nervous as a bowl of goldfish in a fraternity house. Oh Wind! If Goodman goes, can Swing be far behind? — Corny. — " The Vidette " 111. State Normal University. WHITE PEAK HAVE YOUR LUNCH DELIVERED S. E. Corner Lincoln Square Phone 2-7766 E. J. Wiese Raycraf t Drug Co. We Deliver Drugs • c igars Sundries Sodas Sam and Jim Armsworth, Reg. Ph.G. Phone 4008 To think that another school has the same problems as the Big Blue — ARGUS Projects for Progressive Wesleyan 1. A live student body 2. Organized cheering 3. Pep Band uniforms 4. Support of Student Lounge 5. Desirable Chapel programs. — " The Argus " , 111. Wesleyan U. 169 THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR Complete Banking and Trust Facilities Your Patronage Cordially Invited Member, Federal Reserve System Member, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation APRIL 1 — All Fools ' Carnival. 3 — 12 noon and grades due — stragglers rush in with papers. 4 — Choir Easter Chapel — Orchestra Concert — overflow listens in the hall. 5— VACATION! 1 ! ! (6:00 P. M.) 6 — Grades out — annual rush to mail box before folks get there first. 7-8 — Millidek going to Press. 9— EASTER. 10-11 — While outside world sleeps. 12 — Classes resumed. 14 — Baseball team to Charleston. 15 — Junior Prom. • HOSIERY • Hosiery For The Entire Family HOSIERY REPAIR I 1 7 North Water Street Decatur, Illinois 170 J l LateacL H ett I lu tit a i LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 649 Clt John G. Williams, Special Agent A young Scotch golfer took a broken wooden tee to the caddie house and asked the Pro if he could repair it. When assured that it could be mended the golfer asked the cost, and when told it would be five cents, he said he ' d think it over and let him know the following day. The Pro wanted to know the reason for the delay. " Well, " said the Scot, " I ' ll have to confer with me pals, as I own only a fourth interest in it. " — The Decaturian. When You Buy SELECT MEATS Buy and Decatur Mined Coal MARKET SUPPLIES We Will Be Glad To And Add To The Serve You Community Buying Power We Deliver MACON COUNTY COAL CO. Phone 4444 mrxLvix 171 utcLett titili INC. ROCKFORD SPRINGFIELD DECATUR 172 YOU There is a distinctive quality about you, as you now are, that is dearly cherished by friends and relatives. Now, be- fore Father Time wreaks his inevitable changes, is the time to capture this elusive phase of your personality develop- ment with a Burchett photographic portrait. Only in this way may you preserve you, as you now are, to enrich tender memories in the years to come. 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Oakland Avenue Inasmuch as most of us are not familiar with the various forms of gov- ernment, and are frequently embar- rassed trying to explain them, we sub- mit the following in an attempt at clarification: SOCIALISM — You have two cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM— You have two cows and give both to the Government and the Government gives you the milk. FASCISM — You keep the cows and give the milk to the Government and the Government sells part of it back to you. NAZIISM— The Government shoots you and takes both cows. NEW DEALISM — The Government shoots one cow, milks the other, and pours the milk down the sewer. — " The Round Table " , Beloit College. 174 ASK YOUR GROCER FOR CREAM CORN STARCH The original Staley product, Cream Corn Starch, has been recog- nized for over thirty-five years as the finest edible Corn Starch on the market. It is a pure, wholesome, finely powdered product that has a wide range of uses in cooking and baking. 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As an ingredient in candies, muffins and cakes their fine flavor and purity assures the best results. The Golden Table and Crystal White syrups have both been accepted by the American Medical Association for infant feeding because of their special purity, mildness and uniformity. A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company DECATUR, ILLINOIS 175 Luck is an ignis fatuus. You may follow it to ruin, but not to success " . . James A. (jar f eld Decatur ' s Funeral Home Beautiful DAWSON WIKOFF FUNERAL DIRECTORS DECATUR TRUE AND FALSE (Mark a PLUS sign for true statements and a PLUS sign for false state- ments). 1 — A bird in the hand is worth two bits. 2 — What is worth doing at all isn ' t very much. 3 — Blondes make the man. 4 — Early to bed and early to rise makes a man tired of trying to date you. 5 — A penny saved is a penny to be borrowed by your room-mate. 6 — He who hesitates has probably got another date for the dance. — " The College Greetings " , MacMurray College for Women. (?o%5aa LINCOLN FLOWER SHOP Phone 6428 Free Boutonniere With Each One Dollar Corsage 129 N " Ma,n Street 176 JQkotoqtapli can be -Qttfotic ! THE MAIN DIVISION PAGE VIEWS IN THE 1939 MILLIDEK WERE TAKEN BY PFILE ' S CAMERA SHOP 101 E. Prairie St. Decatur, Illinois 177 Hear The Latest VICTOR RECORDS and RCA VICTROLAS EMERSON PIANO HOUSE 143 NORTH MAIN ST. Radio Station UJ ■J Decatur, Illinois Affiliated with The Decatur Herald Review SUNDAY AFTERNOON I hate you! I hate my roommatel I hate everybody, particularly everybody in love or enjoying themselves. I want to break up the furniturel I want to go jump off a bluff! I want to die! Darn! I want to slam the window so hard it smashes into invisible bits. Through the holes I want to throw coke bottles at all the people who are out enjoying themselves in the sun and wind, while I stay home and study. By Winifred Packer. — The " Elsah Bluff " , Principia College. UNION DAIRY MEADOW GOLD PRODUCTS Laboratory Inspected Daily VISITORS WELCOME ANY DAY 178 A Good Store In a Good Town For Men and Young Men QUALITY CLOTHES POPULAR PRICES BLAKENEY PLUM 326 N. Water Street FLINT, EATON CO. THE SANKS INSURANCE AGENCY VANZETTI BAKERY WEST END CLEANERS BUDDY MAXWELL When You Need A Haircut Between the Blue Mill and Raffington ' s Drug Store L L. R. Burgess, Operator 179 SPOKESMAN FOR THE MILLIKIN FAMILY A moving picture of life at Millikin is maintained week by week in The DECATURIAN . . . take the Milli- kin Spirit into your home each week via this paper, " The spokesman for the Millikin Family. " Keep abreast of an ever-growing Millikin. yl I illiLtn , wn The DECATMIM Subscriptions now being accepted for 1939-40 collegiate year $1.00 Alumni Witness New JMU Spirit At Homecoming Hundreds of alumni returned to Millikin campus last October 14 and 15 for one of the most enthu- siastic Homecoming celebrations on record. Almost 100 graduates and for- mer students registered. Addi- tional hundreds viewed the spot- lighted activities arid attended the game and the dance. First pleasant surprise was the brilliant performance of the 75- piece Millikin concert orchestra under Jose Echaniz, which played to a packed house, it was a new feature of the Homecoming pro- gram, replacing the traditional Homecoming play. Winning house decoration, prop- erly enough, was one proclaiming " A New Day at Millikin " where 609 students had matriculated, set- ting an all-time record. Sigma Alpha Epsilon won the trophy while other houses sported fes- toons good enough to win in any other year. The winner simply caught the spirit of the new Mil- likin with brilliant execution. An assembly in which there were so many speakers ready to Day tribute to the upsurge of J. M. U. that they were cautioned by Chairman Cockey Rotz to " come out of their seats talking and sit clown on the gong " featured an address by former athletic star and coach. Hank Gill. A boisterous parade followed the meeting. Part of the Big Blue band per- formed at a bonfire while Athletic Director Fuzzy Sutherd covered himself with oratorical glory. Sophomores previously had cov- ered themselves with mud and bruises, and a victorv over the Freshmen in the annual scrap. A sin trie toot from the old Power House whistle proclaimed that Millikin avoided gridiron de- feat, although the Blue emerged with a scoreless tie with Knox. Students chose an attractive brunet, Miss Matilde Fraser. a senior, as their queen, Coronation ceremonies took olace at the dance in the gymnasium. 180 TO STUDENTS— There are without a doubt few of us who realize that the money we pay each year does not completely finance the production of our Mil- lidek, although it does form the monetary nucleus to begin with. Each merchant or Millikin booster who has an ad or his name in the 1 939 Millidek has shared to a large extent in paying for our books, and is therefore deserving of our patronage. Please show them this regard and say " I read your ad in the Millidek, " the next time you visit them in their establishments. Thank You. THE 1939 MILLIDEK HART, SCHAFFNER an MARX CLOTHES 123 North Water Street 181 Compliments of PRAIRIE AVENUE GRILL 120 West Prairie Avenue MULTIPLE CHOICE 1 — Czechoslovakia is (a) a country in Europe (b) hard to spell (c) a sad memory (d) what 10c toys are made in. 2 — The most popular publication among collitch students is (a) Hoboken Daily Squawk (b) Greetings (advt.) (c) Child Life (d) Letter! from Home. 3 — The best thing to do when suddenly confronted by a bear on a dark night is (a) speak softly to him in Low German (b) offer him a stick of Wrig- ley ' s best (c) see p. 24 of the Brown Book (d) be nonchalant — scram! 4 — Sal Hepatica is the name of (a) a girl on third Main (b) a pink and purple rose (c) a drink some people go for (d) a European car. 5 — If you were a terpischorean, you would be (a) the most popular girl in town (b) a jitterburg, with an Oxford accent (c) not talked about in polite circles (d) a girl who devoted her life to removing cores from apples. 6 — A " coke " may be defined as fa) that which fills the space between the ice and the bottom of the glass (b) 99 (c) something to smoke a fag between two of (d) bubbles surrounded by reddish-brown with a shot of lemon. (How ya doin ' ?) — The " College Greetings, " MacMurray School For Girls. R. M. MARTIN JEWELER AND OPTOMETRIST 1 08 East Prairie Street Decatur, Illinois " Lowest Prices In Decatur " 182 MUELLER stamped on a shower is like A.B., M.S. or Ph.D. fol- lowing a name. It indicates ac- quired and developed improve- ments, which mean more valu- able and dependable service. It is a merit symbol of distinction for quality. i£57 MUELLER CO. 1939 DECATUR, ILLINOIS 183 Hall Strangled In Gory Night The lynching of Margaret Hall, arrested yes- terday for being suspected of spreading word that the department heads Robinsonoski and Hittler were " easy " compared to other heads, rocked the community last night. City Fathers In Mob Usually unbridgable social chasms were for- gotten in this locality at 1 :37 this morning in a mad melee that produced such astounding sights as the community ' s most prominent citi- zens, Harold R. Hoots, banker: the Reverend Dr. Vernon L. Shontz; former Justice William J. Carey; John O. Bentley, traffic manager of the Consolidated Railroads of North America, and Donald Hamman, transport company exe- cutive, as members of the same angry mob which contained such other personages as the nation-wide Hot Tamale Inn chain owner and underworld king, " Mouthy " Deffenbaugh; Aston Hall political boss, D. Thomas Sorrells; Riley McDavid, man-about-town ; that hell- raising female labor agitator, " Billy Frank " Lux; and her body-guard, Jane-the-Great Oakes, world ' s champion lady prizefighter. Mayor Harry Schwartzenburg, recently elected on a reform ticket, was powerless to cope with the aroused populace. When Chief of Police Bernard HufTer reported to his superior that his forces could accomplish nothing, the Mayor made a last desperate appeal to his life-long friend " Red " Baird, gentleman-farmer, who sent his harvest hands in to disperse the lynchers, who were gleefully burning blue- books and term papers for Robinsonoski and Hittler ' s courses on a huge pyre blazing be- neath the dangling body of the victim. The field hands to whom the credit must be given for ending the gruesome ceremony gave their names as Don Campbell, Wib Golz, Frank Newell, Mel Rentschler, and Mart Cooney. Hindman Hires " Dicks " Since the rumor first reached wildfire pro- portions early this week that someone had dared say that puppet-Dictator Hittler and the polished little gentleman behind the scenes, Dr. Myles E. Robinsonoski, weren ' t the tough- est in the game after all, Roy E. Hindman, the city ' s leading newspaper publisher, became irked by the apparent inertia of the police de- partment and hired the talented Sherlock Car- mack and his able assistant, (From April Fool ' s Edition, D°caturian) From The Men ' s Best Store Rugged Individualism American men are individualists to whom regimentation is unthinkable. Bearing this in mind, we feature patterns and colors in male apparel that are not only new in treatment but also exclusive with us — and therefore exclusive on you! THE MEN ' S BEST STORE 354 N. Water Street 184 SENTIMENT I gazed into her dark, glowing eyes. Her lips were saying those three won- derful words for which I had waited so long. I could not believe it and yet it was true. Again she spoke them, ful- filling the dream of my life, " No alge- bra assignment. " — The " Wheaton Record, " Wheaton College. COURTESY — D. M. WOODSON HELEN— MORE OF IT I loved Helen Hell ensued. No use yellin ' I loved Helen. She my tellin ' Misconstrued. 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Water St. High Grade Domestic and Imported PIPES TOBACCOS CIGARS SMOKERS ' NEEDS 186 187 Compliments of UNION IRON WORKS Decatur, Illinois ONCE AGAIN, Molloy-Made quality and workmanship scores as the 1939 Millidek is encased in a Molloy- Made Cover from THE DAVID J. MOLLOY PLANT 285 7 North Western Avenue Chicago, Illinois 188 THIS ISSUE OF MILLIDEK PRINTED AND BOUND BY u V Pi L J 1 CORPORATION DECATUR, ILLINOIS Q Producers of F ine School Publications, Color, Catalog and Commercial Printing 189 ROLL OF STUDENTS Name Page Abbott, Guida 44 Adams, Lois 10 Adams, William 22 Aldridge, Ralph 22 Alexander, Margaret 10 Allen, Dorothy 22 Allen, Margaret 30 Allen, Maurice LeRoy 10 Alverson, Lawrence 30 Anderson, Edyth 30 Anderson, Jean 10 Anderson, Joseph 30 Attig, Julia May 30 Atz, Robert 10 Ayer, Helen 10 Baird, John 30 Baldwin, Don 10 Ballance, Stephan 22 Bankson, Robert 10 Bannerman, Audrey 22 Barbee, Noble 30 Barker, George 22 Barnhart, Robert 30 Barrow, Zellah 10 Bass, Ray 10 Bastob, Jane 10 Batchelder, Bernard 10 Batchelder, John 44 Bateman, Phil 31 Bauer, Genevieve 31 Bawden, Robert 22 Bear, Margaret 10 Bear, Phyllis 10 Begeman, Douglas 22 Bennett, John 45 Bennett, Marian 10 Bentley, John 31 Bickel, Annette 22 Bickel, Dorothy 10 Bilgere, Delores 10 Bimm, Virden 31 Birmingham, Betty 10 Bishop, Judith Ann 10 Bivens, Paul 10 Blackwell, Victor 10 Blakinger, Jean 10 Blowers, Wayne 45 Boggs, Loretta 22 Bold, Betty 10 Bolt, Robert 46 Bopp, Virginia 22 Bowden, Mirriam 31 Bowers, Virginia Lee 10 Bowman, Glenn 11 Boyd, Beverly 31 Boyd, Virginia II Bradley, Charles 11 Brink, Marie 11 Brinner, Wilbur George 22 Brown, Dorothy 11 Brown, Eleanor 46 Brown, Gordon 22 Brucker, Walter 11 Burdick, Jeanne 22 Burkhardt, Margaret 22 Burnette, Oliver 22 Butt, Dean 11 Callaway, Elizabeth 11 Campbell, Donald 31 Campbell, LeMar 11 Cannon, Vern 22 Carey, Frances Jane 22 Carlson, Frances 11 Carmack, I. E 47 Carothers, Stella May 31 Casey, Betty Lou 11 Clarke, Bette 11 Cline, Emily Jane 22 Cloney, Frances 11 Clouse, Virginia 11 Condon, Jeanne 31 Conner, Wendall 11 Cook, John 11 Cooney, Martin 32 Cooper, Mark 11 Cooper, Tom 11 Name Page Cornick, Shirley 22 Corrado, Victor 32 Coslet, David 47 Costa, Dominic 48 Crane, Alice 22 Cravens, Velma May 11 Crawford, Jane 11 Crawford, Mary Ann 48 Creager, Delmer 11 Crews, Warner 11 Crowe, Lawrence 11 Cummins, LaVerne 22 Custis, Rondel 11 Custis, Roy 32 Cutler, William 22 Dante, Leola 49 Dashner, Dorothy 22 Davis, Druanne 12 Davis, Loyle 32 Davis, Robert 12 Davis, Roselyn 12 Deffenbaugh, Edgar 49 DeFrees, Kenneth 50 DeHart, William 32 Dehonty, James 12 Deihl, Emma 32 DeMuth, Lorrainne 12 Denz, Charlotte 32 Derr, Ruth 32 Dickey, Janet 12 Dickey, Rowena 33 Diehl, Barbara 23 Diller, Donald 12 Dillman, Robert 12 Dixon, George 50 Dorr, Jean 23 Dougherty, Wilma 23 Douglas, Joseph 12 Drake, George 12 Drobisch, Bob 12 Dudenhoffer, John 23 Dudley, Ella Mary 33 Duerr, Elizabeth 33 Duft, Eldo 23 Dunn, Charles 12 Dunning, Roy 51 Durcholz, Mildred 23 Durkee, Donald 12 Eakin, Marlin 33 Edwards, Elmer 12 Edwards, Naomi 23 Elliott, Bill 12 Elmore, Kenneth 12 Embrofchan, George 12 England, Darrell Dean 23 Engle, Berle 23 Engle, Lawrence 23 Etzkorn, Cleaon 23 Faster, Edwin 12 Fathauer, George 12 Feldman, Maurice 33 Ferguson, Charles 12 Fischer, Betty 1 2 Fischer, Burnell 51 Fischer, Laurabelle 33 Fisher, Warren 12 Fleenor, Virginia 52 Ford, Dorothy 12 Ford, Gene 12 Ford, Helen 23 Foster, Marilynn 33 Foster, Richard 23 Franklin, Rita 13 Fraser, Delina 23 Fraser, Matilde 52 Freed, Ethelyn 13 Fryman, Joseph , 13 Galligar, Lelah 33 Gard, Arthur 53 Garver, Virginia 53 Garvin, William 23 Geiger, Elizabeth 54 Gerling, Paul 23 Gibbon, Jane 13 Gibson, Lenore 34 Gibson, Ralph 54 Name Page Giles, Julian 13 Gillespie, Rose Helen 34 Gilman, Fred 34 Gilman, Hubert 13 Gilman, Richard 23 Gilmore, Howard 13 Glosser, William 13 Gollnik, Gertrude 23 Golz, Wilbur 55 Gragg, Kathryn 23 Graham, Charles 13 Granier, Martha Louise 34 Gravenhorst, Edward 34 Green, Mary Anna 13 Greider, LaRaine 55 Grossman, Ellen May 56 Grove, Emily 13 Grove, Marguerite 56 Grove, Marian 13 Grua, Remo 13 Guernsey, Florence 13 Guker, Jane 13 Haan, Robert 13 Hagerty, Jack 13 Hall, Margaret 34 Hamilton, Janet 23 Hamman, Donald 34 Hamman, Robert 13 Hamman, Roberta 23 Hammer, Natt 23 Hammer, William 34 Hanes, Norman 57 Harmon, Billie 35 Harp, Annie 23 Harris, Ralph 13 Hart, Herbert 23 Hart, Mary Lou 35 Hartley, Dorothy 35 Hatfield, Betty 13 Hatfield, Wayne 19 Haugh, Rachel 13 Hausbach, Ellen 13 Hawkins, Elizabeth 24 Hayes, Betty 13 Hayes, Mary 24 Hayes, Mary Jane 13 Heffron, Dudley 57 Hendricks, Al 58 Hendricks, Danny 14 Hess, James 58 Hill, Jack 14 Hill, Orville 35 HUvety, Grace 24 Hindman, Roy 71 Hinton, George 14 Hinton, Sarah 14 Hoffman, Bernard 59 Hoots , Harold 35 Hoover, Harold 14 Hopson, Joe 24 Horn, Edward 14 Horn, Ellen 59 Hott, Vernon 14 Howenstine, William 14 Huffer, Bernard 60 Hurley, Jessie 14 Jack, Barbara 60 Jackman, Dorothy 14 Jackson, Lester 35 Jenuine, John 61 Jeschawitz, William 35 Jeter, Harold 35 Johnson, Alice Jane 24 Johnson, Howard 24 Johnson, James 24 Jones, Phyllis 14 Joyce, Harold 14 Kagay, Ben 14 Karlstrom, Albert 24 Katt, Elmer 24 Keil, Edwin 14 Keil, Otto 24 Keris, Sam 14 Kerr, Hoyt 61 Kiefer, Robert 24 Killam, Byron 24 190 ROLL OF STUDENTS Name Page Killebrew, Eugene 14 King, Robert 14 Kintner, Galen 14 Kisieleski, Walter 14 Klaus, Virgil 14 Klein, Marie 14 Klein, Robert 14 Klinghoffer, Violet 14 Knotts, Margaret 36 Kopetz, Walter 24 Kramer, Ken 14 Kranz, James 24 Kuhns, Martha 24 Kunz, Annabelle . . . ' 15 Kunz, Janet 36 Kyle, Helen Margaret 36 LaCharite, George 24 Lanier, Betty 15 Lanter, Georgia 15 Large, Alice 15 Larrick, Dale 15 Larson, Boyd 15 Latowsky, Uldene 62 Laughlin, Margaret 24 Launtz, Estella 24 Lawler, Kenneth 36 Lawton, Ella Louise 36 Leachman, Sallie 15 Leaverton, Mary Grace 36 Lee, Marjorie 36 Lehman, Philip 15 Leist, Harold 15 Lesher, Lorraine 15 Lesko, Frank 15 Lewis, Charles 24 Lewis, Norma , 27 Lichtenberger, Doris 62 Lichtenberger, Harold 15 Lichtenberger, Ruth 24 Lineback, Evelyn 15 Livingston, Charles 36 Lloyd, Mary Alice 37 Lock, Helen 15 Loeb, Martin 15 Loeffler, Adolph 24 Lovasich, Theresa 63 Lovejoy, Clyta 24 Lucka, William 37 Lux, Miriam 15 Lux, Wilma Frances 37 McClure, John 15 McCommons, Jean 24 McDavid, Riley 63 McDowell, Margaret 15 McGaughey, Joda 24 McKeown, Jessie 64 McKeown, John 37 McMennamy, Dale 37 Magill, Hubert 25 Major, John 15 Malins, Chester 15 Manecke, Gaile 37 Mannering, Ruth 15 Marmor, William 37 Martin, Harry 25 Martin, Sally 25 Martin, Virginia 15 Mason, Jean 15 Matthews, James 16 Meade, Edward 16 Meadow, Phillip 16 Merker, Roger 16 Meyer, Andy 25 Michl, Phyllis 16 Miller, Susan 16 Minick, Dale 25 Monroe, Charles 25 Monson, Gene 16 Montague, Robert 16 Montgomery, Donald 16 Moorehead, Lee 25 Morgan, Donna Ruth 16 Morrissey, Jack 16 Morthole, Elmo 16 Mullen, Martha 25 Murfin, Walter 25 Name Page Murray, Bill 16 Musgrove, George 37 Musick, Lyle 25 Musso, Al 38 Mytar, Helen 25 Neisler, Virginia 38 Neumeyer, Frances 25 Newell, Frank 98 Niccum, Homer 64 Normile, Dave 16 Normile, William 16 North, Frances 16 Norton, Archie 16 Novellino, Leah 16 Oakes, Jane 65 Obermeyer, Walter 38 Ochs, Delores 16 Odell, Dawn 25 Oglesby, Earl 25 Overbeck, Harriet 25 Owen, Ralph 25 Owens, William 16 Parish, Eldon 16 Parker, Louise Ann 25 Patterson, Bette 38 Patterson, Dorothy 38 Patterson, Virginia 25 Patton, Barbara 16 Peckert, Annetta 25 Penneman, Robert 25 Peterson, Victor 25 Peverly, Robert 16 Phelps, Lucy Gale 16 Phillips, Hubert 17 Phillips, Joy 65 Phillips, June 25 Phillips, Rockford 25 Pilcher, David 66 Pitts, Howard 17 Porter, Jeanne 17 Potter, Earl 25 Potter, William 17 Price, Margery 17 Priest, Jane 38 Prince, Roswell 17 Rafhngton, Bette 17 Rasplica, Loren 26 Reep, John 26 Reid, Rosemary 66 Rentschler, Melvin 38 Reynolds, Truman 26 Reynolds, George 67 Rhoades, Raymond 17 Richards, Tom 26 Ricketts, Maxine 17 Ridgway, Berwyn 17 Rink, Ruth 67 Ritchard, Leonard 26 Ritchie, Eileen 68 Ritchie, Pauline 26 Robards, Eugene 26 Roberts, Darrell 39 Roberts, Fred 17 Roberts, Margaret Mae 26 Roberts, Zola 17 Robinson, Eugene . . . ._ 17 Robinson, Lillian 39 Rochkes, John 68 Rogier, Francis 39 Rohrbaugh, Marjorie 39 Ross, Ruth 69 Rotolo, Vincent 17 Rotz, Sid 26 Rowland, May 17 Russell, Norman 39 Sands, Wanda 17 Sayre, Doris 69 Scanlon, Margaret 17 Scanlon, Thomas 26 Schaefer, Paul 26 Scharf, Fred 26 Scheer, Margy Lou 39 Schudel, Eleanor 39 Schudel, Phyllis 26 Schutter, Helen 39 Schwartzenberg, Harry 40 Name Page Scott, Duane 40 Scott, Marjorie 17 Scott, Paul 17 Shallenberger, Martin 17 Shaw, Lauren 26 Shell, Eleanor Jane 70 Shellabarger, Helen 17 Shively, Marvin 26 Shonkwiler, Lois 40 Shontz, Robert 26 Shontz, Vernon 40 Sibthorp, Helen 40 Sickbert, Murl ' 40 Simcox, Jean 17 Simpson, Andy 17 Skipper, Harry 17 Smith, Kerwyn 26 Smith, Mary 26 Smith, Virginia 18 Sbhn, Daris 18 Sona, Helen 40 Sorrells, Del 40 Spangler, Martha 41 Spangler, Vera 26 Sparks, Harry 41 Spires, Mary Alice 18 Sprunger, James 41 Staggs, Bernard 18 Stark, Paul 26 Stauber, Virginia 70 Stephan, John 18 Stofft, Mary Ann 18 Stookey, Nancy 26 Stouffer, David 26 Stoune, Barbara 18 Stout, Fred 18 Stout, Paul 26 Stowell, Tille Jane 18 Sutherland, Lyndon 41 Swartz, Roy 26 Sweet, Charles 18 Swinger, Louis 18 Snyder, Betty Jane 19 Taff, Paul 27 Taflinger, John 18 Taylor, Aubrey 41 Tendick, Martha 27 Thorwick, Dorothy 18 Tosetto, Lois 18 Trick, Waneta 27 Trost, Ralph 27 Troutman, Ruth 71 Trueblood, Inabell 18 Turner, Dorothy 41 Tuttle, Julia 27 Van Gundy, John 27 Voigt, Eunyce 27 Wait, Edwin 18 Walker, James Leonard 18 Wall, June 27 Wand, Peggy 27 Ward, Betty Jane 18 Ward, Helen 27 Ward, Harold 18 Warnack, Helen 27 Watson, Bernard 41 Weatherford, James 27 Weber, Regina 18 Weiner, Robert 18 Wentworth, Mildred 18 Westervelt, Margaret 27 White, Charles 18 Wierman, Frank 18 Wilbur, Rachel 19 Willis, Doris Elaine 19 Wilson, Delmar 27 Wilson, P. J 19 Wise, Mildred 19 Wismer, Dorothy 19 Wonderlin, Chester 19 Wood, Jack 41 Wright, Harold 19 Wright, Robert 42 Yakel, Ruth 27 Yoder, Eugene 42 Zachry, Edwin 19 191

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