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Srp1- 17 Sept. 16 FreyhtnAYi Picnic Oci-. 1 UUAA Pionic Sepr. Oc-t-. I? Dr. HoIIqvkH Speaks Oct. a on . U Home Cov»)iv7 Qgce Von . T Sept. 11 PaAhellewic Teex. Sept. a5 AnriLio.1 Mix.e.y Ode. 8 Concert OC+-. at Class Elecfiona Vov. II P ef vs " V roc iovi Sept. 28 Millidek " S+Tuff Oct. ? Oct. 50 A oO. I 2. V. 18 Dec . 1 CAc ci " 5 Leave Dec . «l StMelent CouMCil Pqts up Tvcc. Tetn. 2. OM Accjuain+avice Dec. i) Qliic-K VC»lceir» The Ca. v eTa, O O " ) v. 2.3 Dec. Flu Epiciewiic Dec. 17 Ctxvoler S Dl Tavo. 2fc One U eeWi +o G-o 4 i I Dec.8 The A or1h UJind D o+h Blow Dec. 18 Laghthearted and gay at times bait with an minders cmrreet of purpose and depth that makes our life at James Millikin University a sym phony in blue and white. This forty first volume is recorded in musical terms by word and picture and told in Tlie 944 Co-Editors: B. Reed D. Barr Bus. Mgrs. R. Purdue G. Bailey Copy: E. Scott Layout: J. Norris Adviser: Dr. B. L. Fryxell mme OPUS I OR CHEST MA CAMPUS FACULTY ; CLASSES , OPUS II ENSEMBLE ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES OPUS in S C O B E ATHLETICS .,; MILITARY FEATURES ADVERTISING WINIFRED ST. CLARE MINTURN dedication Because of her broadmindedness toward all types of music and her fine sensitive appreciation of the best — Because of her friendly interest in all of us — We dedicate this the 1944 Millidek to Winifred St. Clare Minturn. 6 fflemonam KENNETH BEALL JOSEPH BROWNBACK LEONARD CASSELL JAMES DONOVAN .. MAX FURMAN ROY HINDMAN JOSEPH McLaughlin ED MEADE JOHN REEP WILLIAM GRANT 7 Opus I OKCHESTMA CAMPUS FACULTY CLASSES THE STAGE In 1901, James Millikin founded what is now the James Millikin University, at Decatur, Illinois. A condition of his gift was that the school should not be narrowly sectarian, and should endeavor to pro- vide for the academic training of students, and also to teach young people to use their hands and heads, by the acquiring of technical knowledge that would enable them to take their place in the world. Millikin University has abided by the letter and spirit of the condition, and now, in 1944, James Millikin Univer- sity has achieved membershp in the Association of American Universities, has a class A rating given by the University of Illinois, an accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music, and many other accreditations and memberships that are merely an indication of Millikin ' s strength and fine purposes. Millikin is proud of her enterprising faculty and friendly students who couple the serious with the gay, and the air students who have recent- } ly joined the University, but who have already proved their merit and won a permanent place in our hearts. 10 This Millidek is the record of a strange year. Nature did her best for us. Did she not protract autumn indefinitely and usher in spring so prematurely that she well-nigh forgot the v mter that should come between? But in spite of halcyon days and autumn colors and promises of spring there has been a sadness about the campus. We have missed the full-throated laughter of the halls and the familiar shouts on the playing field. Our men are not here. We hear from them, if at all, from strange places, among strange people— literally from the isles of the sea. The next generation— and the next— will tell what they did while they were away. We here at home did what we could. We rejoice to think of the city in green and white that sprang up on the back campus, of groups of courageous young men of the Air Corps Training Detachment who stole in for a brief period of training and then silently slipped away to other camps and far away fields. We appreciate what students and faculty have done to maintain solidar- ity and courage here. We are grateful for all that the Conservatory of Music has contributed to lift us to heights of confidence through undying song. We congratulate the editors and managers of the Millidek upon the effort they have put forth to maintain the unbroken succession of college annuals. Theirs has been a great task nobly performed against discouraging odds. May the outcome of the year justify our efforts! 16 ur oympnomj . . Dean Miller is responsible for much of the ease with which Millikin has adjusted to its present war- time schedule. The Dean has cooperated to the fullest extent with the Air Corps officials in making Millikin a beneficial and enjoyable place for the Aviation Students. He has spent a busy year in at- tempting to keep the University running smoothly. Scheduling civilian and Army classes so as to avoid conflicts in professor and student programs has been no easy task. For ke eping as much of the old spirit of Millikin as possible we are grateful to him. Dean Hess has spent much time and thought in keeping alive the social life of the University. Work- ing in the capacity of advisers to Panhellenic and the various committees, she had succeeded admir- ably. Her great interest in the Red Cross and its work has been the incentive of many of the students to do their part also. The Red Cross Membership Drive at Millikin owes its success to her efforts. Mrs. Hess is responsible, too, for solving many of the problems of the women students. She has always been available for conferences in the mornings and many of the students have taken advantage of this. 17 acu RALPH YAKEL Professor of Education and Registrar, L.L.B., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1912, A.B., 1913, A.M., Columbia University, 1924, Ph.D., 1930. Registration Day always finds Dr. Yokel going from one conference to another with per- plexed students and baffled faculty. He settles all problems with an ease which has resulted from his thorough knowledge of courses, classes and requirements. His efforts in aid- ing Education students in securing good teach- ing positions also is something many of us will never forget. RAYMOND R. BREWER Professor of Religion and Field Represent- ative. A.B,, Dickmson College, 1916, S.T.B. Boston University, 1921, A.M. University of Chicago, 1928, Ph.D. 1930. There is a warm spot in the hearts of all university students for Dr. Brewer. A friendly person, he has had nearly all students in his religion classes at some time. As Director of Public Relations, with Miss Griner, he has trav- eled to many of the surrounding towns and planned many occasions to introduce Millikin to high school seniors and to show them the high ideals and prospects of life at Millikin. EUGENIA ALLIN Professor and Librarian. B.L.S. University of Illinois, 1903. For the quiet, efficient air of our library, we are grateful to Miss Allin. She has been at Millikin since the beginning and is responsible for the large, well-equipped reference library which we have. Her witty remarks and keen sense of humor have been a surprise to many under-classmen who did not really know her. RUTH WALKER Mrs. Walker has been a second " mother " to the girls at Aston Hall. Her friendly inter- est and advice is valued highly by them. Her duties have increased with the arrival of the Aviation Students since she has also managed the mess hall for them. Mrs. Walker is an- other person of whom Millikin can well be proud. 18 racultij Adkins, Charles E., Instructor in English. A.B., Dart- mouth College; A.M., Syracuse University. Bell, Viola M., Professor of Home Economics. B.S., James Millikin University; A.M., Columbia; Ph.D. Ohio State. Blackburn, Bonnie R., Professor of Modern Languages. A.B., James Millikin University; A.M., University of Chicago. Bogart, Mrs. Katherine, Assistant Professor of Classical Languages. A.B., Grinnel College; A.M., Univer- sity of Iowa. Boland, Fern E., Assistant Treasurer of University. Boyer, E. S., Professor of Religion. A.B., Albion Col- lege; B.D., Drew University; Ph.D., Northwestern. Broughton, Jewel, Alumni Secretary. Caldwell, Ava, Secretary of Conservatory of Music. Childs, Edna, Instructor in Piano. Diploma in Piano and Teaching Certificate, Millikin Conservatory of Music. Cole, L. M., Professor Emeritus of Industrial Arts. Di- ploma, Stout Institute. Cole, Richard, Assistant Professor of Industry. B. S., Millikin University; M.S., University of Illinois. Drennan, Dorothy. Secretary to Registrar. Easterling, Lucille F., Instructor in Eurythmics. Private study with Annette Van Dyke, Angelo Cansino, Jack Manning, Bernice Holmes, Clark School of Dance, Theodore Adolphus. Echaniz, Jose, Professor of Piano. Private study; gradu- ate of Escuelas Pias, Guanabacoa, Cuba; gradu- ate of Falcon Conservatory of Music, Havana, Cuba. Emch, Walter, Professor of Music Theory. B.S., Univer- sity of Illinois, B.Mus., M.Mus., University of Michi- gan. Fryxell, Burton L., Professor of English. A.B., Univer- sity of Wisconsin, A.M., Ph.D. Gage, Daniel J., Professor of History and Political Sci- ence. A.M., Ph.B., Ph.D. Galligar, Gladys C, Assistant Professor Biology. A.B., James Millikin University; A.M., University of Illi- nois, Ph.D. Godcharles, Charles A., Rouse Professor of Philosophy and Psychology. A.B., Bucknell University; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D. Goff, James, Coach and Instructor in Physical Educa- tion. B.S., Illinois State Normal University. Griner, Mary Frances, Public Relations Secretary. Hawes, Mrs. Etta, Assistant in Business Office. Head, Carl, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S. in M. E., James Millikin University. Helmick, Louise W., Instructor in Voice. Certificate, Wesleyan College of Music; Certificate, Cosmo- politan School of Music; Private study, American Conservatory of Music. Hess, Harold C, Professor of Violin. A.B., Ohio State University; A.M., Private study with Ruegger, Ysaye; Diploma, Gayetteville Conservatory of Mu- sic. Hottes, F. C, Professor of Biology. B.S., Colorado State College; M. S., Iowa State College; Ph.D., Univer- sity of Minnesota. Irons, Mayme E., Instructor in Music Education. Di- ploma, Northwestern University School of Music; B.S., Teachers College, Columbia University; A.M., Teachers College, Columbia. Kiefer, Earl C, Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Michi- gan State College; M.S., University of Michigan. Launtz, Estella, Secretary to President arid Dean. McCaslin, Davida, Professor of English. A.B., Coe College; A.M., University of Minnesota; Graduate study at Columbia University. McClure, Dorothy, Instructor in Physical Education. B.S., University of Illinois; M.A., Columbia Univer- sity. McNabb, L. C, Professor of Speech, B.S., National Normal University; A.B., Ohio Wesleyan Univer- sity; A.M., Ph.D., Cornell University. McNabb, Mrs. L. C, Instructor in Speech. A.B., Mus- Kingum College; A.M., Ohio Wesleyan University. Minturn, W. St. Clare, Director of Conservatory of Mu- sic. Chicago Musical College and study with Hugo Kortschak; American Conservatory; study in Berlin, Germany; cello study, Herman Felber. Moessner, Freda, Instructor in Piano. Bachelor of Mu- sic Degree, Chicago Musical College. Moffett, Wilna, Instructor in Piano and Organ, Diplo- ma in Piano, Millikin Conservatory of Music; Di- ploma in Organ, Private study with Percy Grain- ger; B.S. in Mus., James Millikin University. Munch, Gertrude, Assistant Secretary of University. NeaL Reginald. Professor of Art. B.S., Bradley Poly- technic Institute; M.A., University of Chicago. Ploenges, Edward W., Associate Professor of Mathe- matics. A.B., Butler University; A.M., University of Michigan. Prindl, Frank, Assistant Professor of Wind Instruments. B.Ed., Milwaukee State Teachers College; MM., University of Arizona. Redlich. Veldo Gerber, Student Instructor in Business. Rose, Edith, Instructor in Piano. A.B., Northwestern University; B.Mus.; M.Mus.; A.M., University of Kentucky. Ross, Flora, Professor of Modern Languages. A.B., James Millikin University; A.M., Columbia Univer- sity. Royce, Mrs. Florence, Instructor in Kindergarten. Cer- tificate, Millikin Conservatory of Music; special study at Chautauqua, N. Y.; and National College of Education. Smallwood, Doris, Instructor in Piano. B.S., in Music, James Millikin University. Sutherd, C. E., Associate Professor of Physical Educa- tion and Director of Athletics. B.S., James Millikin University; A.M., University of Michigan. Trumbo, Grace, Assistant Professor of Home Economcs. B.S., Simpson College; M.S., Iowa State Teachers College. VanBuskirk, Cart, Associate Professor of Voice. B.M., Chicago Musical College; M.M., Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Van Dyke, Annette, Instructor in Dancing. Diploma, Hinman School; special study with Pavley and Oukrainsky, Ivan Tarasoff, Diana Watts, Mme. Aurora; with Chicago Grand Opera Ballet. Varner, Homer, Instructor in Business Administration and Economics. B.S., University of Colorado; M.B.A., Northwestern University. Wheeler, G. V., Student instructor in Physics. Williams, Dortha, Assistant Librarian. Zimmerman, John C, Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Uni- versity of Illinois; M.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D. 19 Although the senior class is composed mainly of women, they have done well in keeping the Millikin traditions alive. The class, though small, has kept alive the feeling of senior dignity. Senior chapel, the chapel program which is planned and given by seniors, will long be remembered by other students. The senior dinner, given by President and Mrs. Hessler v as a beautiful and enjoyable affair. The stimulating discussion which followed gave many of us food for thought. " Cut day " and the senior picnic are also typical of the traditional functions which the class had in order to help us remember Millikin as it has been. The fellows of the class who are serving in the Armed Forces have been greatly missed and where ever they are, our thoughts were with them when we received our degrees in June. Some of the women too, will be serving with them soon and our best wishes for their success will go with them. Our four years at Millikin has given us a feeling of accomplishment and pride that we are a part of the great " ' Millikin Family " . To Millikin, the Class of ' 44 says " Thanks for everything " . 20 SENIORS SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President . . . , Vice President Irene Eilers Artys Ford Secretary Treasurer Beverly Reed Helen Kuhns Senior class officers were elected in October. Petitions for offices were issued at the General Office and were signed by members of the class. Members could sign only one petition for each office. If the required number of signatures was ob- tained by the student he then became a candidate for office. The candidates were voted on by the members of the class at a general election and the new officers were announced in the Decaturian. Senior Class officers hold responsible positions since they head the committees for Commencement activities. They also assist Mrs. Hessler in planning the annual Senior Dinner. The Senior Skit given at Homecoming this year was also some of their work. The class may well be proud of the officers which they have had this year and of the things they have accom- plished. 21 SENIORS Elizabeth Atteberry Hillsboro, 111. Elizabeth is the pride and joy of the Home Ec department. Her friends at Aston Hall will tell you that although she seems a shy, quiet person, she is really loads of fun. An intelligent person, she always pops up with the right answer on exams. How such a tiny person can know so much is a mystery to us. Juanita Buchner Decatur, 111. Juanita is a quiet, business-like person who gets very good grades. We ' ll always remember her intelligent ideas in Soci- ology and the dignified way in which she presented them. Few people know her well, and many of us would gain from an occasional chat with her. Juanita will, we know, go through life quietly, wisely and graciously. Florence Compton Decatur, 111. We see Florence most often in the locker room exchanging one armful of books for another before she hurries to her next class. Her main objective at Millikin is to get the most out of her lessons and that is exactly what she does. We can ' t help admiring the determined way in which she goes about her work. We will see the results in the near future. Kathleen Crow Blue Mound, 111. Kay came to Millikin as a transfer from MacMurray last year. She is friendly, vivacious, and always ready for a good time. She is fun to be with and fun to hear from as Dale, now over in England will testify. She has made many friends dur- ing her short time here. 22 SENIOMS Jean Doncey - - - Decatur, 111. Jean is a tiny girl with an amazing amount of pep and per- sonality. She is intensely interested in all of the arts, and excels in many of them. The English department gained much when Jean came to Millikin. Jean ' s greatest activity on campus has centered around dramatics. She has had the lead ' in several Town and Gown productions, as well as pro- ducing and acting in one-act plays. An unusual girl, Jean is going to be missed in the halls next year. Geraldine Edler ' Wauwatosa, Wis. Gerry comes from that great state of Wisconsin, and is one of the busiest persons on campus. As Theta Upsilon President, Panhellenic President, member of the Student Council, be- sides practice teaching, she has shown herself capable of lead- ing and has brought forth many new ideas. Gerry is one of the squarest girls an campus. Her summer work at home has caused many a laugh. Ask her about it sometime. After reading her features in the Dec for four years, we know that she will be a success in her major, English. Irene Eilers Pa a, 111. " Tall, blonde, and always well-groomed " describes Irene perfectly. She is a dietetics major and has produced some wonderful dishes m the Foods lab. Her good grades and friendly personality have made her a favorite both with profs and students. As President of the Indees, and the Home Ec Club, she has been at her best. Artys Ford Mt. Vernon, 111. Artys IS one of those special persons who set high stand- ards for themselves and reaches them with ease. She has proved her competence as assistant to Mr. Neal in the Art De- partment. One of Millikin ' s few Art majors, clever party gad- gets and posters are mere child ' s-play for her. With a disposi- tion as fair as her skin, and with her great talent for art, how can she fail? 23 SENIORS Shirley Friedinger Decatur, 111. Between getting to classes, and working on the Herald and Review, Shirley has had a busy four years. We haven ' t seen much of her around campus, but when she is there she always has that friendly smile and a cheery hello for every- one. Shirley is an English major and with her experience m Jour- nalism she will undoubtedly make a name for herself. Marjorie Funk Bement, 111. Marge probably has more friends than anyone on campus. She has lots of pep and is always ready for a good time. W.A.A. ' s most prized possession. Marge has made a good President for the organization. She is a Home Ec major and is a whiz with a sewing machine. The Waves are getting a grand girl when Marge leaves m June. She will probably be an Admiral before she gets out. Mrs. Pearl Grant Decatur, 111. Mrs. Grant goes quietly about her work with a friendly smile for everyone. Her interesting talks on Horoscopes and the easy manner with which she gives them have been the envy of many of us m Dr. McNabb ' s speech classes. She is a very intellectual person who can talk on a number of subjects with equal ease. Helen Green Decatur, III. Helen is Miss Blackburn ' s pride and joy. She has been very active in the Language Department and helps make Cha- pel interesting. Always perfectly groomed, Helen has made us wonder how she gets everything done and still makes those good grades. She is a quiet, friendly person who will be missed next year. 24 SENIOKS Mary Lou Grothe Chicago, 111. An avid devotee of sophisticated clothes, Mary Lou herself is quite sophisticated. Coming from Wright Junior College, she has been an addition to Prof. Neal ' s art classes, has worked on the student Lounge Committee, on Town and Gown committees, and ' is publicity chairman of the Home Ec Club. Tall, good-looking fellows who can rhumba are her pet hobby. She is also Delta Delta Delta ' s War Projects Chairman. Decatur, 111. Few people know Joy for the witty person he really is. He works part-time at Haines and Essicks in the camera depart- ment and what he doesn ' t know about cameras, film, etc., isn ' t worth knowing. The Sociology department couldn ' t get along without him. He knows all the answers. Eileen Holm Gibson City, 111. Eileen made a beautiful bride in the senior skit this year. Blonde hair, a quiet unassuming personality and a shy smile make her a really likeable person. The possessor of good grades, Eileen graduated in mid-year and is doing an excel- lent iob of teaching— lucky pupils who have her for their teacherl June Kincaid Decatur, 111. June is an unusual person. Her wide range of interests, Home Ec, Art, Chapel Committee, and many others, make her mteresting to those who know her. She has a ready sense of humor, is loyal, ardent, and intense interest in sporting activi- ties with a will to win. Her ever-present smile and her cheer- ful way will be missed in these old halls next year. 25 SENIORS WilUam Krigbaum Decatur, 111. Bill is another one o| those super-brilliant Chern majors. He ' s a Kappa pledge, but his collegiate life has not been limited to studies. He is an active person who has had several import- ant places in extra-curricular activities. His pet peeve, as his Mrild bridge technique might suggest, is people who underbid. He ' s a favorite with the freshmen who take chemistry and he ' s a favorite with us. This Krigbaum will really go placesl Helen Kuhns Decatur, 111. If you want the key to Kuhnsie ' s heart, just give the pass- word, " Qun " . Vice-President of Student Council, Marshal of Tri Delta, Treasurer of the Senior Class, Who ' s Who, W.A.A., Home Ec Club and Intramurals indicate her more serious side. Kuhnsie will long be remembered for her interpretation of " Frankie and Johnnie " in the Senior Skit. We predict a very successful future for her. Virginia Lambert Decatur, 111. Virginia is another of those Biology brain-trusts. Her ex- cellent grades and many activities earned her the honor of being President of Pi Mu Theta this year. She plans to be a lab technician and she ' ll make a good one. She is assistant in the Biology department and has really worked. The lucky man who put the ring on her finger is Martin whom some of you will remember from last year. WUliam Lighthall Decatur, ni. Bill is the only Teke left in school but he ' s carrying on for the dear old fraternity. He is a rather quiet person but one who gets things done. His favorite spot at school is the large easy chair in the lounge where he can be found most any time. 26 SENIOMS Marjory Magill Decatur, 111. A leader in everything, Marji has engaged in many activi- ties while at Millikin as well as a busy social life. Friendly, neat, capable, and an all-around girl, she was Vice-President of Tri-Delta, secretary of the Junior Class, a member of the Homecoming Queen ' s Court, Dec Staff, Sigma Zeta and has been active on Town and Gown Committees. One of her great- est achievements was Co-Editing the ' 43 Millidek. She ' ll be a welcome addition to any hospital as a lab technician. Robert McDaniel Moweaqua, 111. Bob is a short, dark fellow who spends most of his time in the lounge with Kinnaird and the rest of the gang. He ' s a friendly fellow and if you want to know where the Delta Sig brothers are and what they are doing, just ask McDaniel. We haven ' t seen much of the motorcycle he used to whiz by on lately. That was a favorite sight when the brothers were still on West Main. Cynthia Meseke Decatur, 111. " Ginger ' s " auburn hair and pert hair bow dazzled her high school practice teaching class so much that they found it hard to concentrate on their studies. But as long as she keeps daz- zling that cerain Marine, everything will be all right. Cynthia ' s practical ability and efficiency enabled her to become student treasurer in her senior year. Dorothy Pabner Decatur, 111. Dottie is a tiny, vivacious girl who looks out of place in the Chem lab but certainly is not. She left us at the end of the first semester for a job in a Chemistry plant but while she was here she was active on Senior Committees. She was to be found almost any afternoon in the lower hall with her lab apron on, drinking a coke between periods. 27 SENIORS Carolyn Carmack Pease Decatur, ill. CalUe surprised us all this year by tlie announcement of her marriage to Sgt. Roger Pease. However, she was well prepared for this career as she is a Home Ec major. Patience is one of her many assets, as we have all asked her assistance at one time or another in the library. She has worked there for two years and is probably more familiar with the books than Miss Allin herself. George Peters Chicago, 111. Peters is practically a MiUikin institution. Another of the " fearless five " , from the Chem department, George has won many friends with his ready smile and his willingness to do odd jobs that no one else wants. Chapel Committee Chair- man, Alpha Omega, Conant, Indees, Language Clubs, Town and Gown are some of the activities which he has had his fin- ger in. He ' s good-looking, too, as Ginny will testify. Mrs. Challis Patton Decatur, 111. Mrs. Patton gives the impression of always being v ide awake, no matter what the weather, time, or place. She goes about anything she does with a well-organized, business-like manner which really produces results as is shown by her scholastic record at MiUikin. She has a friendly way of being at ease with everyone, and she never seems too busy to take an interest in what you have to say. If you don ' t have any- thing to say, she ' s still interested. Margaret Prince Decatur, 111. Peggy has been called the friendliest girl on campus. She could usually be found in the Home Ec hall or lending some- one a helping hand. Much of her time this year was spent working physics problems for her fellow students. Loyalty is an outstanding quality of her winning personality and her sense of humor is amazing. Besides carrying a double major, Home Ec teaching and Dietetics, Peg played the fiddle four years in the orchestra. ■ .C; 28 SENIOMS Marijane Rathsack Greenview, 111. Marijane is a quiet friendly person who transferred to Milli- kin at the end of her Sophomore year. Her friends at Aston Hall will tell you that she may seem quiet but when you get to know her, you can ' t stop laughing at her silly jokes. She has impressed her professors with her quiet efficiency and poise. Her class contributions have the dignity characteristic of everything she does. Velda Gerber Redlich Fairbury, III. Gerb has thrilled many an audience with her lovely voice and striking appearance. Efficiency is another one of her many virtues as her achievements show — treasurer of Tri Delta, assistant director of " Old Acquaintance " , one of the leads in " Pride and Prejudice " , W. A. A., and Decaturian. She ' s wait- ing for her degree so that she can continue her role as house- wife for that handsome husband. Bill. Beverly Reed Chicago, 111. The question invariably asked about Bev is: " How does she do it all? " She doesn ' t just stop at being efficient or clever, but is always around when a friend is needed or fun is to be had. Strikingly beautiful to top it all, Bev is strictly " on the ball " and leaves a big order to be filled when she graduates. Eloise Scott Mt. Auburn, 111. Scotty is the third of the Scotts to come to Millikin and has really done her bit to keep up the family reputation. Tall and attractive, she has a cheerful grin and a friendly " hello " for everyone. The Zetas chose Scotty for their president in her Junior year and some of her other activities include Secretary of W.A.A., Vice-President of Panhellenic in ' 43, Decaturian, Student Lounge Committees, Town and Gown Play Commit- tees, and Home Ec Club. 29 SENIORS Ruth Sutton Scott ViUo Grove, Illinois " Sut " IS a small, dark gal who has a shy smile that goes well with her personality. When the smile is broadest you may well guess that she has received a letter from her husband in the South Pacific. She is a Biology major, but those courses she took in the Home Ec department will probably come in handy when the war is over. She is a capable person and has made an efficient treasurer for the Zetas this year. Deane Sensenbaugh Decatur, 111. Tall, sensible Deane is probably the most capable man in the senior class. His life is physical chemistry and any day he can be found puttering in either the physics or chemistry labs. He ' s another Kappa pledge and one that MiUikin is sure to hear much about within the next few years. Deane enters into all the " lab parties " readily and his subtle wit has caused many humorous situations. Rora Spitler Decatur, 111. Flora is an English major and is to be found most often with Edler and lohns at the corner drinking a coke. She is a quiet person who says little but has her own ideas and sticks to them. Her loyalty to her friends and to her sorority show her fine sense of values. Walter Tick Decatur, 111. Walt of the Decaturian staff is one of the most versatile men on campus. He ' s a fugitive from the chem lab, speaks French, German and Spanish fluently, and writes a commentary for the Dec that would challenge the best of journalists. Walt has an able wit that has been missed this semester. Tick will long be remembered in the chem department for his staunch argu- ments with Krigbaum on philosophical topics. 30 SENIORS Vernon Wheeler Decatur, 111. Vernon was a favorite with the Air Corps fellows in the physics lab where he was student instructor. He was also Dr. McNabb ' s right-hand man in the lighting for the Town and Gown plays. The Navy is getting a good fellow in Vernon. Esther Wolfe Ainsworth, Iowa Esther is a striking redhead found most any time practicing at the Conservatory. She is an accomplished musician and we will never forget the beauty of the S. A. I. chorus which she directed in the " Victory Musicale. " Besides being presi- dent of that organization, she is also a member of Pi Mu Theta. We will probably hear good things about Esther m the future. 31 graduates in b)mnce WARREN E. ABRAMS Bachelor of Science RUSSELL ALLEN BOWMAN Bachelor of Science PHILLIP RALPH CORN IR. Bache lor of Arts MILTON WILLIAM DIPPOLD Bachelor of Arts GEORGE WALT ECKLUND Bachelor of Music Education NORMAN WALDO HASSLER Bachelor of Arts GORDON WILLIAM HEGGIE Bachelor of Arts HAROLD BRICE KENNEY JR. Bachelor of Science GEORGE ALVIN PETERS Bachelor of Science RICHARD DALE SHELLEY Bachelor of Science CHARLES ROBERT VAUGHN Bachelor of Science VIRGIL EDWIN WAGNER Bachelor oj Science JOSEPH EDGAR WAYNE Bachelor oj Science ROBERT GEAN WHITACRE Bachelor o] Science These men will receive their degrees " in absentia " in June. Some will be awarded because of work they have completed while still at Millikin and others because of work they have com- pleted in the Armed Services. The former may not have finished an entire semester of work but the university follows the plan by which fellows who are called into service and who have com- pleted twelve weeks of the semester with a satisfactory grade average will receive credit for an entire semester ' s work. In this way they do not lose credit for the work that they have done and are closer to their degrees. 32 JUNIOMS JUNIOR CLASS OFHCERS President Jean Aide Vice President Margaret Duerr Secretary Mary Jane Lindsey Treasurer Kathryn Crouch The Junior Class officers were elected m the same manner as were the Senior officers. They hold office until new officers are elected when they return as seniors next fall. The present officers have shown themselves to be both capable and original in the performance of their duties. Jean Aide, as president, has used her qualities of leadership and cooperativeness to the greatest extent in unifying the class. With Peggy Duerr as vice-president, Mary Jane Lindsey as secretary, and Kathryn Crouch as treasurer, as her supporting officers, the class was well-directed throughout the entire year. 33 JUNIOMS Aide. Jean Lovely. Beatrice Pana, Illinois Auburn, Illinois Anderson, Gloria Lytle. Betty Chicago, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Barr, Doreatha McCormick, Phyllis Reece (Mrs Decatur, Illinois Brownstown, Illinois Barrett. Betty Ann McDonald. Mary Caroline Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Bruer. Mavis Mossman. Doris Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Burg. Joann Mullins. Hugh Decatur, Illinois Peru, Illinois Caldwell. Charlotte Norris. Tone Effingham, Illinois Robinson, Illinois Collier. Eloise Peters. Marilyn Decatur, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Crouch. Kathryn Picknell, Frances Canton, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Cuppy. Rachel Schlaretzki. Carol Humboldt, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Duerr, Margaret Schroeder. Virginia Decatur, Illinois Nokomis, Illinois Gratian. Shirley Scott. Ruth Sutton (Mrs. P.) Decatur, Illinois Villa Grove, Illinois Greanias. Nick Shcn " D. Dean Decatur, Illinois LaPlace, Illinois Haug. Rachel Smith. Mildrpd Decatur, Illinois Palmyra, Illinois Haves. Marv Estelle opencer, ueiiy Decatur, Illinois Niantic, Illinois Hentz. Jacqueline Sprunger. Madeline Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Hite. Mary Jane Stone. Henrietta Kansas, Illinois Warrensburg, Illinois Larrick, Eunice Svendsen, Dine Stonington, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Lee. Ruth Crawford (Mrs. H.) Waddell. Jane Sandoval, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Lindsay, Mary Jane Wilson, Ann Paris, Illinois Chrisman, Illinois 34 JUNIORS A class worthy of much attention is the present junior class, next year ' s seniors. They entered Millikin as an extremely large class in the fall of 1941 and have been rather depleted since that time. They have always been a class whose mem- bers were outstanding in extra-curricular activities. This may be shown by the fact that three of the Departmental Clubs are headed by juniors: Peggy Duerr as president of La Sociedad Espanol; M. C. McDonald of Le Cercle Francois, and Mavis Breuer of Der Deuche Verein. Two of their members were listed in " Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities. " They were Marcia Stookey and Jean Aide. Marcia also reigned as Homecoming Queen, an honor usually reserved for a senior girl. She was president of the Student Council, too. Dereatha Lauer, another member of the class, was ap- pointed Co-Editor of the Millidek and was chairman of the Student Lounge Committee. Charlotte Caldwell and Phyllis McCormick were Intramural Manager and Treasurer of W. A. A., respectively. Jane Norris carried on the affairs of Pi Kappa Delta when she was the only returning member this year. Marian Vick was chairman of the costume committees for both Town and Gown play productions this year. Phyllis Cast worked with properties committees and Mary Lou Carnegie was assistant director of " Junior Miss. " The juniors mentioned above constitute only a part of the outstanding members of the class. It is hoped that those who will return to complete their training can carry on the high standards that have been set for them during the past three years. 35 SOPHOMORES Acorn, Sopha Illiopolis, Illinois Alexander, Mildred Decatur, Illinois Aulabaugh, Betty Decatur, Illinois Baker, Elnora Decatur, Illinois Bauman, Aileen Decatur, Illinois Bennett, Thomas Decatur, Illinois Bold, Beverly Anne Decatur, Illinois Bo wen. Phyllis Tuscola, Illinois Bowers, John Mt. Pulaski, Illinois Bracken, Donna Joyce Mattoon, Illinois Brookshier, Bill Decatur, Illinois Burnette, Loris Dean Decatur, Illinois Caldwell, Carla Edwardsville, Illinois Carnegie, Mary Lou Chicago, Illinois Cast, Phyllis Danville, Illinois Delaney, Thomas Decatur, Illinois Ferguson, Mary Greenville, Illinois Freeland, Ruth Sullivan, Illinois Fritz, Jimmy Decatur, Illinois Frey, Betty Pat Decatur, Illinois Grant, Pearl Decatur, Illinois Hardy, Ben Decatur, Illinois Hayes, Sally Decatur, Illinois Hill, Wayne Decatur, Illinois Hoppe, Elizabeth Blue Mound, Illinois Hudspeth, Bette Decatur, Illinois Jarvis, Vernon Decatur, Illinois John, Hazel Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Johnston, Marjorie Decatur, Illinois Jones, Mary Decatur, Illinois Kenney, Barbara Chicago, Illinois Kinnaird, Robert Decatur, Illinois Larsen, Marjorie Aurora, Illinois Laws, Sara Donnellson, Illinois Logan, Betty Illiopolis, Illinois McCarty, Marilyn Argenta, Illinois McCrary, June Bement, Illinois McDaniel, Jean Taylorville, Illinois McDonald, Armette Decatur, Illinois Markley, Marilyn Decatur, Illinois Martin, Martha Decatur, Illinois Martin, Rosemary Dexter, New Mexico Norris, Virginia Edwardsville, Illinois Olson, Marian White Heath, Illinois Owen, Ruth Juanita Decatur, Illinois Parish, Doris Warrensburg, Illinois Parkinson, Robert Decatur, Illinois Potts, Thelma Decatur, Illinois Purdue, Ruth Decatur, Illinois Roby, Pauline Decatur, Illinois Shinneman, S ' Morme Weldon, Illinois Sluze, Rita Illiopolis, Illinois Spence, Marilyn Chicago, Illinois Stiehl, Myra Louise Nokomis, Illinois Stitt, Patricia Decatur, Illinois Vick, Marion Springfield, Illinois Ward, Virgil Decatur, Illinois Woare, Beverly Decatur, Illinois 36 SOPHOMOMES SOPHOMORE CLASS OFHCERS President Marjorie Larsen Vice President . Ruth Purdue Secretary Carla Caldwell Treasurer Annette McDonald Marjorie Larsen, president of the Sophomore Class, has shown herself to be an outstanding student ever since she first came to Millikin. Her keen intelligence and friendly manner have guided the class through a successful year. Ruth Purdue, as vice-president, has been quite busy carrying on her class duties and working as Co-Business Manager of the Millidek. With Carlo Caldwell and Annette McDonald supporting them as secretary and treasurer, respectively, they have done a " swell " job. Other members of the class who were particularly out- standing were Betty Pat Frye and Paula Roby. Betty Pat was editor of the Decaturian and quite a campus leader. Paula was business manager of the Decaturian and of the Town and Gown productions. These offices are usually held by seniors, and it is really an honor for the class to have two of its mem- bers chosen for the positions. Great things are expected of this class and we know that they will live up to our expectations. 37 FRESHMEN Gober, Ruth Patrick, Patricia Docfjlur, Illinrji;-, Decatur, Illinoi:; Adams, Anne Grabowski, Melvin Peterson, Joy Sullivan, Illinoi;-. Docrjtur, Illinois Maltoon, Illinoi:; Adams, Caroline Hall, Wilma P ' Simer, Mary Catherine Decatur, Illinoi;; Atvv ' ood, Illinois Andor:;on, Indiana Adams, Dean Harris, Robert Reedy, Elaine Olney, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Dt-catur, Illinoi;; Alexander, Violel (Mrs.) Heif, Mary Fern Robertson, Carol Decatur, Illinois Tuscola, Illinois Decatur, Illinoi;; Apperson, Peggy Hildebrand, Barbara Robinson, Phyllis Dupo, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Auwarter, Don Hoffman, Howard Rogers, Charlotte Virginia, Illinois Decatur, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri Bailey, Grayce Holderness, Jack Rominger, Mary Quincy, Illinois ' Decatur, Illinois Shelbyville, Illinois Baldwin, Doris Jean Hortenstine, Alice Rush, Helen Jane East St. Louis, Illinois ■ Gays, Illinois Springfield, Illinois Barnes, Audrey Hortin, Marjorie Sadowski, Louise East Alton, Illinois Albion, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Barr, Jane Hurtt, Eloise Sager, Lois Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Belleville, Illinois Beesley, Charlotte Kelly, Doris Schmieg, Bonnie Webster Groves, Missouri 11 ' IT Til- bhelbyviUe, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Bence, Janice Kenney, Janice Seibutis, Elvira Mattoon, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Bergstrom, William Kiick, Beverly Jean Shafffer, Jean Decatur, Illinois Worrensburg, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Bess, Elaine Kinnaird, Jane Shumate, Betty Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Bloomquist, Betty Kiser, Robert Sibthorp, Janet Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Bodkin, Martha Knapp, Lenore Frances Smeltzer, Georgia Irving, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Mt. Zion, Illinois Brand, Margaret Kuntz, Jola Smercina, Ruth Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Webster Groves, Missouri Branom, Elsie Launtz, Mary Alice Smith, Norma Ridgley (Mrs. R.) Chicago, Illinois Decatur, I ' linois Decatur, Illinois Bresnan, Virginia Lindros, Shirley Sparks, Mary Etta Decatur, Illinois Chicago, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri Brewer, Betty Litterst, Richard Sproat, Nancy Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois • Decatur, Illinois Brewer, Kenneth Lively, Helen Sterchi, Aileen Decatur, Illinois Salem, Illinois Olney, Illinois Briscoe, Lora Logan, Marilla Storer, Barbara Bethany, Illinois Areola, Illinois Centralia, Illinois Brown, Wilda McArty, William Stowell, Marnance Irving, Illinois Harristown, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Brown, Zena Malsbury, Wanda Temme, Patricia Decatur, Illinois Virden, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Brussell, Norma Martin. Joyce Todd, Lois Casey, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Louisville, Illinois Carter, Richard Massey, Frederica Troxel, Eugene Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Wapella, Illinois Christison, Josephine May, Mary Lou Venturi, John Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Langleyville, Illinois Cope, Betty Mercer, Pauline Wasson, Dorothy Salem, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Coventry, Norma Meriweather, Evelyn Watt, Juanita Findlay, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Danville, Illinois Crackel, LaVerne Minton, Ira Weidner, Alice Crete, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Edvirardsville, Illinois Current, James Moody, Marjorie White, Mary Frances Forsyth, Illinois Tuscola, Illinois Shelbyville, Illinois Doelling, Ruth E. Morarity, Nancy Williams, Corinne Pana, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Downey, Sandra Lou Myer, Francis Connie Wilson, Eileen Grafton, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Butler, Illinois Earl, Charlotte Creekmur, (Mrs. S.) Nance, Louis Wohlheuter, Dorothy Decatur, Illinois Springfield, Illinois Carmi, Illinois Edwards, Blaine Lois Nansen, Hope Woltmann, Oral May Decatur, Illinois Decatur, Illinois Nokomis, Illinois Ferrer, Shirley O ' Neal, Robert Wright, Dorothy Decatur, Illinois Belleville, Illinois Cerro Gordo, Illinois Fish, William Otwell, Nancy Yabsley, Stephanie Decatur, Illinois Springfield, Illinois Cissna Park, Illinois Gardner, Dorothy Parks, Lucille Yanor, Leona Agnes Taylorville, Illinois Belleville, Illinois Decatur, Illinois 38 FMESHMEN FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Bill Fish . . Jane Barr . Pat Wilson Betty Brewer An unexpected, large class entered Millikin in the fall of 1943. The annual election of officers brought forth the follow- ing: Bill Fish, president; Jane Barr, vice-president; Pat Wilson, secretary; and Betty Brewer, treasurer. The usual maze of events encircled them from the moment they first thought of entering Millikin. Then followed registration with its accom- panying worries, classes for the first time with new professors and, above all, this was rush week for the Greeks. Their first idea of the " Millikin Family " was given them at the freshman picnic and mixer. Then came the wearing of green ribbons until Homecoming, when they earned the right to discard them. The spirit with which they entered the Home- coming activities and have entered life at Millikin has led to the assumption that there are a number of members of this class who will bear watching for outstanding abilities. 39 Opus II ENSEMBLE ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVITIES 40 41 PANHELLENIC OFnCERS President Geraldine Edler Vice President Beverly Reed Secretary Mary Martha Harder Treasurer Dereatha Barr MEMBERS Alpha Chi Omega Artys Ford, Bette Hudspeth Pi Beta Phi Beverly Reed, Peggy Duerr Delta Delta Delta Mary Martha Harder, Eunice Larrick Theta Upsilon Geraldine Edler, Rita Sluze Zeta Tau Alpha Dereatha Barr, Eloise Scott 42 PANHELLENIC Panhellenic is a group made up of two representatives from each sorority. Offices in the organization are held by the pres- ident of each group in rotation. Panhellenic makes and en- forces the rules for rushing, both summer and fall rushing done while school is in progress. The object of the organization is to bring a closer unity among the sororities on campus. The traditional Panhellenic Sing was held in Albert Taylor Hall, May 6. Fifteen minute programs were given by each sorority and as usual the evening ended with the entire audience singing " Millikin Loyalty. " 43 ALPHA CHI OMEGA OFFICERS President Artys Ford Vice President Marcia Stookey Secretary Sally Hayes Treasurer Doris Parish Chaperon Mrs. McMullen Faculty Adviser Miss Grace Trumbo MEMBERS Doris Baldwin Elaine Bess Martha Bodkin Donna Brackin Betty Brewer Betty Cope LaVerne Crackel Artys Ford Marjorie Funk Sally Hayes Bette Hudspeth June Kincaid Marjorie Larsen Mary Jane Lindsey Helen Lively Marilla Logan Marilyn McCarty Doris Parish Norma Ridgely Marcia Stookey Barbara Storer Marnance Stowell Lois Todd Eileen Wilson 44 ALPHA CHI OMEGA The Alpha Chis have been very active on campus this year. Marcia Stookey served as president of the Student Council, an honor seldom given to a junior, and was also Queen of the Homecoming Dance, besides being one of the members of Who ' s Who. Bette Hudspeth was co-chairman of the Red Cross drive on campus and has been active in Panhellenic. Marge Funk served as president of W. A. A. and was active on the Lounge Committee. June Kincaid, treasurer of the Student Council, also served as treasurer of the Home Ec Club and did much work on posters for both Home Ec and W. A. A. Pat Wilson, freshman Alpha Chi, served as a class officer. Social activities at the house on West William have been numerous. House dances for the girls and their dates were held every month. An open house tea for campus friends was given in November. In January, they entertained the Zetas and Thetas at a bridge party. The year ' s events were climaxed with the traditional picnic for seniors. 45 DELTA DELTA DELTA OFFICERS President Mary Martha Harder Vice President Marjory Magill Secretary Eunice Larrick Treasurer Velda Redlich Chaperon Mrs. Stanley Broughton Facuhy Adviser Dr. Gladys Galligar MEMBERS Betty Aulabaugh Janice Bence Phyllis Bowen Joann Burg Loris Dean Burnette Charlotte Caldwell Mary Lou Carnegie Phyllis Cast Dorothy Gardner Mary Lou Grothe Mary Martha Harder Mary Jane Hite Janice Kenney Helen Kuhns Jola Kuntz Beverly Woare Eunice Larrick Mary Alice Launtz Phyllis Reece McCormick Marjory Magill Evelyn Merriweather Carolyn Carmack Pease Frances Picknell Velda Gerber Redlich Virginia Schroeder Janet Sibthorpe Marilyn Spence Nancy Sproat Madeline Sprunger Myra Stiehl Marion Vick Dorothy Wright 46 DELTA DELTA DELTA The Tri Deltas have had their share of the honors this year. President Mary Martha Harder was a member of Pi Mu Theta and was very active in the Business Department. Mary Lou Carnegie was a candidate for Home- coming Queen and served as assistant director for the spring Town and Gown play, " Junior Miss. " Mary Lou Grothe was chairman of the costume committee and Phyllis Cast chairman " of the property committee. Tri Deltas who served on these committees were Marion Vick, Charlotte Caldwell and Phyllis McCormick. Velda Redlich acted as a student instructor m the Business Department the second semester. Charlotte Caldwell was intramural man- ager of W. A. A. this year and Phyllis McCormick was treasurer. Mary Alice " Launtz and Helen Kuhns were members of the Student Council and Helen was listed in Who ' s Who. In April, the Tri Deltas sponsored a style show for Chinese War Relief which was one of the big occasions this semester. House dances were numerous and they entertained the Zetas at a buffet supper in November. In April they entertained the Pi Phis at a bridge party. The year ' s calendar came to a successful climax with the traditional Pansy Breakfast for senior women. 47 PI BETA PHI OFFICERS President Beverly Reed Vice President Margaret Duerr Secretary Marilyn Peters Treasurer Rachel Cuppy Chaperon Miss lanet Anderson Faculty Adviser Miss Eugenia Allin Betty Ann Barrett Charlotte Beesley Anne Bold Norma Coventry Ruth Cra rford Rachel Cuppy Sandra Downey Margaret Duerr Virginia Freeh Mary Estelle Hayes Joan Honicker Elizabeth Hoppe Mary Jones Jane Kinnaird MEMBERS Frances Knapp Annette McDonald Mary Carolyn McDonald Nancy Morarity Nancy Otwell Marilyn Peters Mary Catherine P ' Simer Beverly Reed Elaine Reedy Pauline Roby Mildred Smith Patricia Stitt Ann Wilson Stephanie Yabsley 48 PI BETA PHI Led by their president, Beverly Reed, the Pi Phis had a very successful year. Beverly was co-editor of the ' 44 Millidek, acted in Town and Gown plays and was a candidate for Homecoming Queen. She was active in Panhellenic and is listed in Who ' s Who in American Col- leges and Universities. Peggy Duerr served as chairman of the Lounge Committee and Student Council members were Elizabeth Hoppe, Mildred Smith and Mary Carolyn McDonald. Mary Estelle Hayes was president of the Decaturian Board and Paula Roby served as business manager of the Dec. Pi Phi members of the Dec staff were Mary Jones, Steve Yabsley, Jo Otwell, Betty Barrett, Charlotte Beasley, Rachel Cuppy, Betty Logan, Pat Stitt, Eloise Hurtt, Nancy Morarity and Jane Kinnaird. A pledge dance and an initiation dance were given by Pi Phis for mem- bers and their dates. House dances were also held throughout the year. In October they entertained the Zetas at a bridge party. The May breakfast which honored seniors climaxed the year. 49 THETA UPSILON OFTICERS President Geraldine Edler Vice President Rita Sluze Secretary Mary Lou May Treasurer Mildred Alexander Chaperon Miss Lucy Moore Faculty Adviser Prof. Earl C. Kiefer MEMBERS Sopha Acorn Mildred Alexander Zena Brown Geraldine Edler Hazel John Wanda Malsbury Martha Martin Mary Lou May Elvira Seibutus Rita Sluze Flora Spitler 50 THETA UPSILON The Theta U ' s started the year by moving into the old Sig Alph house on Fairview, and for several days during the first week of school, the house was alive with activity as the girls moved their belongings into the rooms, and moved some of the Sig Alph belongings out. In keeping with her usual busy self, Gerry Edler was president of Pan- hellenic, president of Conant, managing editor of the Dec, a member of Stud- ent Council, and was listed in Who ' s Who. Mary Lou May was circulation manager of the Dec, a job that required a great deal of patience and glue — patience, because the papers must be sent, each week, to the Millikin students in service, and since their addresses are continually changing, Mary Lou has to be on her toes all the time, and then too, she has to send those papers to all parts of the globe; it can safely be said that Mary Lou sticks to her jobl Hazel Johns was active in Panhellenic and a candidate for Homecoming Queen. Cadet open houses and house dances were but a few of the many social activities of the year. 51 ZETA TAU ALPHA OFFICERS President Dereatha Barr Vice President S ' Monne Shinneman Secretary Eloise Collier Treasurer Ruth Scott Chaperon Mrs. Webb Elliott Faculty Adviser Dr. L. C. McNabb MEMBERS Caroline Adams Dereatha Barr Jane Barr Elsie Branom Ramona Chapman Charlotte Creekmur Eloise Collier Mary Fern Heit Doris Kelly Jean Kiick Shirley Lindros Virginia Magill Shirley Murphy Tone Norris Patricia Patrick Phyllis Robinson Eloise Scott Ruth Sutton Scott S ' Monne Shinneman Betty Shumate Marcia Taylor 52 ZETA TAU ALPHA The Zetas saw their usual busy year again. Debby Lauer was chairman of the S tudent Lounge Committee, Treasurer of Panhellenic, Co-editor of the Millidek and worked on the Decaturian. Jane Norris was president of Pi Kappa Deha, served on the Town and Gown Committees and the Millidek. Zetas in Sigma Alpha Iota were S ' Monne Shinneman, Caroline Adams and Mary Fern Heit. Eloise Scott was secretary of W. A. A., chairman of the Property Com- mittee for " Old Acquaintance, " a member of the Student Lounge Committee, Panhellenic delegate, Candidate for Homecoming Queen and worked on both the Decaturian and Millidek. Jane Barr was freshman class vice-president. Ruth Sutton Scott was Zeta representative in Red Cross work. Shirley Lindros and Shirley Murphy worked on the Dec staff. All other sororities were entertained at the Zeta house during the year at hamburger fries, chili suppers, bridge parties, etc. A tea was given early in the year to introduce Mrs. Elliott, the new chaperon to campus friends. The traditional breakfast given by alumna for senior girls ended the successful year. 53 THE INDEES President . . . . Vice-President Treasurer ... Secretary . , . The Independents, one of the largest social groups on campus, are known to all as the " Indees " . They are organized to promote good will and to improve the social, scholastic, athletic, and religious activities among students and alums. The first social affair ' on their calendar was the picnic held in Fairview Park, for all freshmen. At this function, the freshmen were entertained royally and made the acquaintance of several of the campus leaders. Among these was Irene Eilers, who served as president of the organization and of the Senior Class. She was vice-president of both W.A.A. and the Home Eco- nomics Club. Her fine scholarship and many activities earned her the honor of being listed in " Who ' s Who In American Colleges and Universities " . An- other Indee to attain this honor was Jean Aide, who served as president of the Junior Class and was a candidate for Homecoming Queen. George Peters, a senior Indee, was chairman of the Chapel Committee, Treasurer of Conant, a member of Alpha Omega and assisted Dr. McNabb in the staging and Jean Aide .Marjorie Horton Alice Hortenstein . .Jean McDaniel 54 THE INDEES lighting of the Town and Gown Plays. George was also master of cere- monies for the Senior skit given at Homecoming time and according to those who know, George " really brought down the house " with his antics and re- marks. Esther Wolfe has served as president of Sigma Alpha Iota and as director of the group during recitals and programs. Bill Krigbaum, one of Millikin ' s few remaining men, has been quite an activity man. He was vice- president of Conant, a member of Sigma Zeta, and possessor of a silver pledge key to Kappa Society and a member of " Who ' s Who " , and still had time to act as student instructor to the Aviation Students. As is traditional, the Indees presented the Easter Chapel program this year. Betty Pat Frye arranged the exercises, which included prayers and readings by members, a violin solo by Joy Peterson, a quartet composed of Alice Weidner, Carlo Caldwell, Mary Ferguson, and Beatrice Lovely, and also music by the Indee Choir. This impressive and beautiful service has been a high point in the Chapel programs of the year. The Independents were the first to aid in Red Cross work as a group. On Monday nights, they spent their time rolling bandages and helping the war effort as much as possible. Both Irene Filers, who was president of the group the first semester, and Jean Aide, who presided the second semester, were excellent leaders and the enterprising group had a most successful year on campus. 55 NU CHAPTER 0¥ SKGMA ALPHA IOTA OFFICERS President Esther Jeari Wolfe Vice President Frances Picknell Corresponding Secretary Shirley Gratian Recording Secretary Rosemary Martin Treasurer Kathryn Crouch Chaplain Marcia Stookey Editor Rachel Haug Sergeant at Arms Mary Jane Lindsey ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Phyllis Bowen Sally Hayes Marian Olson Loris Dean Burnette Mary Jane Lindsey Frances Picknell Carlo Caldwell Beatrice Lovely Thelma Potts Mary L. Ferguson Mary Carolyn McDonald Marcia Stookey Shirley Gratian Rosemary Martin Esther Wolfe Rachel Haug Virginia Norris The S.A.I. ' s programs are always the best that talent can make them, and this year ' s programs proved to be no exception. In February, the group pre- sented the " Victory Musicale " to the Decatur public. Esther Wolfe, president, directed the group and the girls wore white formals, which enhanced the appearance of a group that was directed and sang with finesse, making this program one of the outstanding events of the school year. At the same time, " Madrigal " , written by Professor Van Buskirk, was presented to an appreci- ative audience. In April, the S.A.I. ' s held initiation for their pledges, and the pledge re- cital was given in the same month. Also in April, the group sponsored a " surprise chapel " , that proved to be Jose Echaniz, who would have played on and on had not the program been scheduled for an hour . 56 ASTON HALL Aston Hall is probably the busiest place an campus, day or night. Pre- sided over by Mrs. Walker, who is as dainty and sweet as she looks, but who can be firm and terrifying upon occasions, it holds all the trials and tribula- tions, the joys and happiness that accompany any girl ' s life away at school. Stronger than any memory of what they learn in classes, are the mem- ories of the many famous bull sessions and countless midnight feeds, the happiest, most carefree hours of the typical coed ' s life. The " Stage Door Canteen " given by the girls for the Aviation Students v as a hilarious affair. Imagine Jean Aide as Betty Hutton, Mid Smith as Veronica Lake, Jan Bence as Paulette Goddard and Charlie Rodgers as Harpo Marx and you can readily see why it made a hit with the guests. Another long-to-be remembered occasion was the formal Christmas dinner with all the girls present and the beautiful table decorations. The party held afterward, with its impressive program, made many of the girls think of home and those they love. The memories of the days spent there will not soon leave the minds of the girls of Aston Hall, for to them it is not just a building with a system of bells and rooms for cleeping and studying, it is college itself. 57 LE CEMCLE FEANCAIS Le Cercle Francois, member of the pro-Fighting French Alliance Fran- caise, is the oldest language club at Millikin. It is also the only one of the clubs to belong to an international organization. The beauties of French literature and art are brought to the members at their regular monthly meet- ings. Miss Blackburn and Miss Ross are responsible for the keen interest of the members. The Easter meeting of the club was particularly interesting and beneficial to the members since it concerned the Easter customs of the French people. OFFICERS President Mary Carolyn McDonald Vice-President Helen Green 2nd Vice-President Betty Pat Fiye Secretary Margaret Duerr Treasurer Annette McDonald Music Chairman Hugh MuUins MEMBERS Margaret Duerr Betty Pat Frye Marion Geoffrey Helen Green Mary Jones William Krigbaum Mary Carolyn McDonald Annette McDonald Hugh MuUins EK DEUTSCHE VEMEIN Der Deutsche Verein concerns itself with the artistic and cultural phases of German life which will survive any odium cast upon the country by an unhappy government. Monthly meetings have been held at which German poetry and songs were heard. Miss Ross, the adviser, is particularly talented m telling of old German tradition and customs and has made the club a very interesting group. The club looks forword to a larger and more keenly interested group when the present conflict with Germany is ended. OFFICERS President Mavis Breuer Vice-President Virginia Lambert Secretary-Treasurer H. Wayne Hill, Jr. MEMBERS John Bowers Mavis Breuer Florence Compton H. Wayne Hill William Krigbaum Virginia Lambert George Peters Flora Spitler Walter Tick LA SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA La Sociedad Espanola is doing its part to further the good neighbor policy of our country. There has been heightened interest in Spain and her customs which has resulted in the increase in size of the club. Spanish art, literature, and music are some of the topics which were discussed at the meetings. Miss Blackburn has many Spanish and Mexican articles of interest which are on display in the Modern Language Room. Her wide travels in both of the countries has enabled her to bring a true picture of Spanish life to her students. OFHCERS President Margaret Duerr 1st Vice-President Mavis Breuer 2nd Vice-President Helen Green Secretary Mary Jones Treasurer Flora Spitler Song Leader Henrietta Stone MEMBERS Mildred Alexander Elnora Baker Mavis Breuer Rachel Cuppy Margaret Duerr Helen Green Mary Jones Barbara Kenny Nancy Morarity Marilyn Peters Ruth Purdue Flora Spitler Henrietta Stone 58 I 59 U THETA OmCERS President Virginia Lambert Vice President Esther Wolfe Secretary Shirley Gratian Treasurer Eileen Holm MEMBERS Shirley Gratian Eileen Holm Helen Green Virginia Lambert Mary Martha Harder Esther Wolfe Pi Mu Theta is the senior girls honorary fraternity. It was founded in 1914 to honor high scholastic and outstanding participation in extra-curricular activities. It is a privilege to become a member of this organization. All girls are eligible for membership provided they have maintained a 3. or " B " aver- age during their first three years in college. Pledging of eligible juniors is in April; initiation and appointment of initiates to offices vacated by seniors is in May. Each fall, the Pi Mu Theta girls are in charge of selling the green ribbons to freshman girls. The proceeds from this sale are used to provide a scholar- ship for some junior girl. This junior girl is chosen on the basis of scholarship, need, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Formerly the organization sold chrysanthemums at the Homecoming foot- ball games and sponsored reversal dances. These, however were not done this year due to the present program of the school. Pi Mu Theta ' s member- ship was small this year as has been that of most other campus organizations. 60 KAPPA SOCIETY The officers for this year ore: President Estella Launtz Vice-president Betty Ann Bailey Secretary-treasurer William Russel Askins One of the highest honors which can be received by a senior is that of becoming a member of Kappa society. Each fall there is a special assembly when seniors who have a 3.5 average are presented with silver pledge keys to Kappa. If this scholastic average is maintained, these students receive the gold Kappa key the night of commencement when the initiation is held. This year Vernon Wheeler, William Krigbaum, and Deane Sensenbaugh received the pledge keys of Kappa Society. I 61 SIGMA ZETA OFFICERS President . ' Bill Krigbaum Vice President Dean Sensenbaugh Secretary-Treasurer Virginia Lambert Adviser Dr. Earl Kiefer MEMBERS limmy Fritz Marjorie Larsen Wayne Hill Marjorie Magill Bill Krigbaum Dean Sensenbaugh Virginia Lambert In 1936, a society whose purpose was " To promote a better understanding of science through group research and ass ociation with students in the vari- ous fields of science " was formed at Millikin. Last year it became Pi chapter of Sigma Zeta. Membership is limited to those in the departments of physics, biology, and chemistry. Each prospective member is required to read an occeptable paper on some subject in the scientific field before he is considered for membership. Until last year, membership was limited to men only, but with the changing to a national society, w.omen were also allowed to become members. 62 PI KAPPA DELTA MEMBERS Mary Jane Haan Jane Norris Elme Svendson Marjone Moody Virginia Schroeder Dr. L. C. McNabb, Adviser The purpose of Pi Kappa Delta is to further interest in forensic activities in universities and colleges. Pi Kappa Delta is a national fraternity and was established on Millikin campus in the spring of 1942. To become a member of Pi Kappa Delta one can be a member of any class. One must participate in either five non-decision debates or three decision debates. Initiation is held in the spring after all the debate tourna- men ' s are completed. This year Jane Norris was the only initiated member to return to the university in the fall. By spring there were five members of Pi Kappa Delta. The four new members completed their requirements in the months of January and March. This year Dr. L. C. ( " Daddy " ) McNabb took the teams on two debate trips. The first one on January 15th was a non-decision tournament held at Illinois State Normal in Bloomington, Illinois. The question debated was Resolved; That the U. S. should cooperate in establishing and maintaining an Inter- national Police Force upon the defeat of the Axis, In March the Pi Kappa Deltas went to Northern Illinois State College at DeKalb, Illinois. " Daddy " McNabb and Wilmer " Brother " Lamar accom- panied them and acted as judges in the tournament. Each team debated three affirmative and three negative debates. When the girls engaged the opposing team, especially males, in a bridge game it was easy to find out what the main points of their debate was. Since these were decision debates the girls showed fiery spirit and determination. This was a very successful year for Pi Kappa Delta and they are looking forward to as much success next year. 63 TOWN AND GOWN This year the Town and Gown Players presented two very successful plays. The first play, presented in the fall of the year, was John Van Druten ' s " Old Acquaintance " , the story of two life-long friends and their conflict over a young man — a conflict that culmininated in the enlightment of both women. The cast for this play included Jean Dancy, Beverly Reed, and Dr. Fryxell; the play also brought two new-comers to the Millikin stage: Nancy Otwell and Jane F. Rush, fresh- men who made very successful debuts and were enthusiastic- ally applauded by the audience. 64 TOWN AND GOWN During the spring, Millikin presented " Junior Miss " for the pleasure oj Millikin ' s audience. The play was an innova- tion in that most of the cast was composed of high school stu- dents. Under Dr. McNabb ' s able direction, a great deal of undiscovered talent was brought to light. The audience hi- lariously applauded the efforts of young Judy to straighten out the affairs of her family and her friends. Millikin stu- dents who had important parts were Joy Peterson, Betty Ann Barrett, and Nancy Otwell. This year the Town and Gown Players lived up to the tradition of presenting fine plays, and everyone looks forward to more plays next year. 65 CON ANT SOCIETY OFFICERS President Geraldine Edler Vice-President William Krigbaum Secretary Eileen Holm Jane Waddell (second semester) Treasurer George Peters Rachel Cuppy (second semester) Conant society was founded in 1928 in honor of Miss Conant, a former head of the English Department. Previously, only English majors were mem- bers but in recent years, outstanding students from other departments have been invited to become members. It is quite an honor to be a member of Conant. Members are chosen from the juniors and seniors who have shown an interest in literature. Regular meetings were held each month, usually on Sunday after- noon in the Elizabeth Study or at different sorority houses. At these meet- ings, members of the faculty spoke to the groups on various subjects. Quiet, dignified afternoons of culture plus fun, characterize Conant meetings. In 1928, Conant established the Elizabethan Study for all members of Conant and English majors. It is located in the Liberal Arts Hall and is a place where quiet reigns. Masterpieces of literature and the works of great authors are in the numerous shelves which line the study. The room is an attractive, very impressive place which is done in authenic Elizabethan style. 66 CHAPEL COMMITTEE The Chapel Committee whose job it is to select and approve the pro- grams for chapel and assembly has been headed by faculty representatives Professor Ploenges and Dr. Brewer and student chairmen George Peters and Helen Green. Faculty members on the committee were Dr. Bell, Dr. Boyer, Miss Black- burn, Mr. Van Buskirk, and Mr. Neal. Student members were Marjorie Hortin, Kathryn Crouch, Peggy Prince, Dorothy Gardner, Ruth Purdue, June Kincaid and Doris Parrish. The most important program of the year is, of course, Commencement, which is completely in the hands of the Chapel Committee. The committee has tried to have at least one program a semester han- dled by the students alone. 67 STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS President Marcia Stookey Vice-President Helen Kuhns Secretary Mary Carolyn McDonald Treasurer June Kincaid MEMBERS Seniors: Geraldine Edler, Artys Ford, June Kincaid, Helen tCuhns. Juniors: Marcia Stookey, Mary Carolyn McDonald, Mildred Smith. Sophomores: Betty Pat Frye, Elizabeth Hoppe. Freshmen: Mary Alice Launtz. The purpose of the Student Council is to guide all student activity and functions. The council supervises the Student Treasurer, who is treasurer of all campus organizations. Members are elected each year and when elected, hold their positions during their four years in college. Each year one representative from each class is elected by petitions and popular vote. There are four senior members, three junior members, two sophomore mem- bers, and one freshman member. Officers of the council are elected by the council itself and hold office for one year. Editors and Business Managers of the Decaturian and Millidek are appointed by the council. The council also supervises class elections each fall. 68 THE DECATUMIAN Millikin ' s weekly newspaper, THE DECATURIAN, has been an out- standing promoter on campus since the college was in infancy. This year, especially, the DEC came through with flying colors in many ways. Under the inspiring guidance of Betty Pat Frye, editor-in-chief, various school plans became a realization. The first issue inaugurated by the DEC was Homecoming. Without the pleas submitted to the well-known column " Student Speak " one of Milli- kin ' s traditions might have been abandoned during the year of 1943. A Homecoming queen was sponsored by the DEC and a miniature edition of the paper announced the winner at the dance. The Chinese War Relief and Red Cross campaigns begun by the DEC are prominent among its many worthwhile contributions. One of the editor ' s editorials won second prize in the contest sponsored by the Illinois Collegiate Press, and a feature written by Gerry Edler won honorable mention in this same contest. A Board of Directors was organized to decide the policies of the paper and to govern the rest of the staff. Members are chosen from the staff which has given service for a semester. Officers of the Board (Officially titled: Delta Epsilon Chi) are: President Mary Estelle Hayes Vice-P resident Betty Pat Frye Secretary Marilyn Markley Treasurer Paula Roby Editors for the Staff are: Editor in Chief Betty Pat Frye Managing Editor Gerry Edler Business Manager Paula Roby Faculty Adviser Charles Adkins Feature Editor M. E. Hayes New Editor William Gorschen Social Editor Mary Jones Office Manager Steve Holcomb Circulation Manager M. L. May 69 M I LLI DEK EDITORIAL STAFF Editors in Chief Beverly Reed, Dereatha Lauer Copy Editor Eloise Scott Makeup Editor Jane Norris Calendar Mary Alice Launtz Women ' s Sports LaVerne Crackel Art Artys Ford Photography Bill Kileen, Vernon Jarvis Copy Assis.ants: — Kathryn Crouch, Jola Kuntz, Pat Patrick, Shirley Lindros, Phyllis Robinson, Janet Sibthorpe, Peggy Duerr, Rachel Cuppy, Eunice Larrick, Ruth Scott, Marnance Stowell. 70 MILLIDEK BUSINESS STAFF Business Managers Ruth Purdue, Grayce Bailey Business Assistants: — Betty Shumate, Sandra Downey, Betty Brewer, Paula Roby, Pat Stitt, Beverly Woare, Elaine Bess, Marjorie Larsen, Nancy Morarity. The 1944 Millidek staff wishes to thank the following persons for their aid and effort in making this book possible. Burton L. Fryxell, Davida McCaslin, Reginal Neal, Vernon Wheeler, F. C. Hottes, Student Council. 71 THE CHOIR In spite of the fact that the choir is composed of all girls this year, the high standards made in previous years have been maintained. The most important event of the year was the Spring Concert which was presented April 16 in Albert Taylor Hall. A Madrigal by conductor Carl Van Bus- kirk and a piece entitled " Waiting " by Prof. Frank Prindl of the Conser- vatory were both presented by the girls in their concert. As a regular feature of the weekly chapel programs the choir sang anthems. Millikin can well be proud of the work of the girls and their fine conductor. 72 THE OKCHESTMA The orchestra worked under several handicaps this year. The number of members was less than in previous years, due to the decline in enrollment of the school, and the heavy load of studies brought about by the war-time cur- riculum. Mr. Echaniz, too, was kept very busy with his regular classes and the excessive demand made upon him for concert tours. The orchestra did not give a complete concert this year, but was pre- sented to the public at the fall Town and Gown play production, " Old Ac- quaintance " . It proved itself to be composed of capable musicians, ably directed. 73 WHO ' S WHO Outstanding junior and senior students are eligible to be listed in " Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities " . Candidates for this honor are first nominated by the Student Council and then these students are voted on by a faculty committee. Those who were selected this year to be in Who ' s Who were lean Aide, Geraldine Edler, Helen Kuhns, William Krigbaum, Mar- cia Stookey, Beverly Reed and Irene Eilers. 74 THE HOME ECONOMICS CLU The Home Economics Club, organized for all girls either majoring or min- oring in home economics, was as active during the past year as in previous years. They opened their season of activities by having a weiner roast early in the fall for all girls interested in joining the club. Their main project for the year was devoted to doing Red Cross work supplemented by the college drive for memberships. The Home Economics News Letter published monthly by various colleges throughout Illinois was edited by June Kincaid and Mary Lou Grothe for the month of May. This letter is sent to colleges throughout the state. Officers of the Home Economics Club for the year 1943-1944 were: President Irene Eilers Vice President Peggy Prince Secretary June Kincaid Treasurer Sally Laws Publicity Chairman Mary Lou Grothe The year ' s activities were climaxed by the formal banquet for all members held in May and the annual Senior Breakfast honoring all senior girls being held the same month. 75 THE STUDENT LOUNGE The Student Lounge Committee has been headed by two able chairmen this year, Dereatha Barr Lauer and in her absence, Margaret Duerr. The committee itself was composed of Annette McDonald, Eloise Scott, Betty Ala- baugh, Mary Lou Grothe, Flora Spitler, Marge Funk, and Marnance Stowell. The work of the committee included keeping the Lounge clean and in good repair. In doing this, the committee closed the lounge for a week while the walls were washed, the floors revarnished, and the furniture repaired. Congratulations to the committee for a difficult job well done! 76 The officers of Alpha Omega for this year were: President William Krigbaum Vice-President Deane Sensenbaugh Secretary-treasurer Russel Oettel Alpha Omega is the senior men ' s honorary society. These men are chosen upon the basis of their scholarship for their first three years at Millikin, and on the basis of their extra-curricular activities. Formerly Alpha Omega has sold blue caps to all freshmen men and used the proceeds from the sale for a scholarship which is awarded to some deserving Millikin man. Even with the limited number of men on campus, initiation of members was carried on as usual this spring with the hanging of the skull over the door of the Liberal Arts Hall. ★ ★ ★ The fraternities and their activities were greatly missed this year. The Teke house, located across from the campus on West Main Street, has become the Air Corps Infirmary. Both the Delta Sig and Sig Alph houses have been rented for the duration, the former to a private family, and the latter to the Theta Upsilon ' s. In the Panhellenic Sing this year, we particularly felt the absence of groups singing fraternity songs, especially the sweetheart songs. The serenades, which are a part of Millikin tradition, were also missed al- though a group of fellows who happened to be home at the same time, often serenaded the sororities and Aston Hall. We are all looking forward to the day when they are back with us and we can again enjoy their sweetheart dinners, laugh at their hectic rushing techniques, attend their formal dances, and have fun at their exchange parties. 77 Opus III ATHLETICS . MILITARY FEATURES ADVERTISING Tke Score No Millidek would be complete without some space devoted to sports since they are a part of Mil- likin life. We have missed the varsity teams this year and the thrill of watching the Big Blue march on to victory. The powerhouse whistle has also been strangely silent. We are looking forward to the day when it will again give forth those long blasts which mean Millikin has scored another victory over her opposing team. Women ' s sports have gone on as usual. There has been more spirit shown this year in intramural sports than ever before. The Aviation Students have filled the Millikin fellow ' s places in the stands and cheered the girls on to cleaner and better games. The intramural games have filled a place in the activities of the girls which has helped them to keep up the Millikin spirit. The track meets and field days of the Aviation Students have also filled a vacant spot in our lives at Millikin. 80 Officers of W. A. A. are: President Vice-president Marjorie Funk Irene Eilers Eloise Scott Phyllis McCormick Charlotte Caldwell Secretary Treasurer Intramural Manager The Women ' s Athletic Association is the largest organization on campus. At t he beginning of the year, a picnic in honor of all freshman girls was held at Camp Kiwanis. At this time, the officers were announced, and Miss Mc- Clure explained the program for the year. Monthly meetings were held throughout the year with movies and talks on various subjects of interest to the girls as part of the program.s. Membership in W.A.A. is open to all women. The organization aims to further the spirit of cooperation and good sportsmanship among its members. Intramural sports are an important part of the year ' s program. This year, soccer, deck tennis, basketball, volleyball, and softball were the sports in which the girls participated. A girl who played in four of the five games in a sport received one hundred points toward her award. The points accumulate each year and awards of numerals, blue letters, and white letters are given. Senior jackets are awarded to seniors who have participated for four years and have fifteen hundred points. These are awarded each year at Awards Day. The Intramural Trophy, which is awarded to the organization with the highest number of points, is presented to them on Awards Day also. Delta Delta Delta has won the trophy for the past two years. Any group which wins the trophy for three consecutive years earns the right to retain it per- manently. 82 W. A. A. GIML Marjorie Funk, senior Alpha Chi from Be- ment, was chosen from the senior girls as the W. A. A. Girl this year. " Marge " was elected by vote of the women sports editors, the offic- ers of W. A. A., and the intramural managers. It was a difficult job for this committee to choose one girl from the group of outstanding senior girls. Marge was chosen on the basis of her scholarship, service to W. A. A., leader- ship, skill, other activities, sportsmanship, and personality. 83 I Wlilitary On March 2, 1943, 150 Air Corp Cadets arrived on the lames Millikin University campus. At the time, Millikin underwent a great change. Before the barracks were completed, the cadets were housed m the gymnasium and received their meals alternately at Aston Hall and the Blue Mill. Yes, those were the days! 150 men tramping through the lower hall of the dorm pre- vented anyone from sleeping. The coeds were enthusiastic at the sight of uniformed men being present in the halls of the buildings and began to plan many social events for their entertainment. In return, the cadets sponsored a number of parties and dances in the Spring of ' 43. This fall the cadets realizing the sorrow of the girls at the lack of inter- collegiate sports invited the student body to attend " Sports Day " on Wednes- day afternoons. We will always laugh when remembering the vigor of some of the fellows. When weather conditions prevented the out-door activities, the boys made up for it by having a basketball game between sguadrons, followed by a radio dance and refreshments. This plan was not as successful as was hoped. We have been happy, though, that the fellows did turn out for our Spring Formal of ' 43, Homecoming Dance and Girl ' s Leap Year Dance — since they are part of Millikin traditions. Enjoyed fully as much were the Spring Dance and Cadet Dance, both sponsored by the cadets, and both lovely affairs. In the middle of the summer, the squadron leaving started the tradition of having a Farewell Party. To the girls, it is one of the most looked-forward-to events. Last November squadron E decided that the Farewell Party would be remembered longer if it were a more formal affair — so they gave a formal dinner dance at the Hotel Orlando. At this function. Captain Winn also gave his farewell address, and Lt. Alton was made Commanding Officer. To this date the formal dinner dance has been the monthly function of greatest signifi- cance. Sunday afternoon always was held as a time for full detachment review, and large numbers of spectators made this showing a weekly date. It was discontinued during the winter months of 1943-44. One function not enjoyed by the rest of the Millikin family is the Cake Night held every Friday night when the ladies of Decatur serve cake to only the cadets. Occasionallv, a short program follows or a movie for the cadets, since the Gl-ing is now done Saturday morning. The 78th C.T.D. is under the jurisdiction of A.A.F. C.F.T.C., Randolph Field, Texas. Since the first arrivals, — approximately 1000 Cadets have com- pleted their training here and continued on to classification. The greatest majority of them have passed with flying colors, although a few of the less fortunate have " washed out " . While here, the cadets complete 604 hours of math, physics, history, geography, English, C.A.R., physical training and medical aid. In the fifth month of their stay, they are given ten hours of flying at the Decatur Airport. In order that they have medical service, our ' old Teke house was converted into an infirmary. None of the fellows who were here, in the first groups will ever forget " Boz " , who nursed them for all ailments. Here is our " Three Cheers " to the 78th C. T. D. who will be long remem- bered, since several have pledged our vows of love and friendship to the boys who marched through the halls of J. M. U. 84 MILITARY COMMANDING OFFICER— Samuel J. Cone hails from Arkansas having attended Nuachita College at Arkadelhia, Ark., while there in school, he majored in political science and was in the R.O.T.C. For the past three years, he has been in the army and has worked up from a Second Lieutenant to his present rank as Captain. ADJUTANT — Lt. McKenzie arrived here from Randolph Field after completing O.C.S. training at Miami, Fla. two years ago. He received his degree from the University of Iowa in business administration. His duty is to keep records and reports of cadets and the office here. PERSONNEL OFFICER— Flight Officer Frank Messmer holds the record for being in the service for four years. He joined upon graduation from high school. For those interested, his home is in Springfield, Mo. He acts as Warrant Officer to keep things in order. TACTICAL OFFICER— Lt. H. E. Masters was sent here from Eagle Pass, Texas. Having received his sheep ' s skin from Illinois State Normal University at Normal, Illinois, in Physical Education, he taught school four years before his entrance in the army two years ago. As Tactical Officer, Masters is the director of the military training given the cadets during their five months ' stay. Other familiar faces around are those of Sgts. Dillon, Bender, Rueter, Blair and Lewis, Cpls. Wood and Christake. 85 86 Every merchant whose ad or name you see in this Millidek has made it possible for us to produce the 1944 Millidek. Without the fine cooperation of the merchants and businessmen of Decatur, all past and present Millideks would not have been possible. Therefore we wish to express our deepest appreciation to these people and our hopes that their success and prosperity will be furthered through our advertise- ments. 88 BRIDGE TO TOMORROW Our congratulations go to the MILLIKIN Graduates of the Class of ' 44. 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EVANS REALTOR RODGERS SHOES CITY AND SUBURBAN HUMANE FOOTWEAR PROPERTIES Standard Office Building Phone: 2-6124 — 5028 1 1 4 E. William St. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS and BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS 107 BLACK CO I 25 E. North Street DECATUR, ILL. SPORTING GOODS HARDWARE Can you tell a BARGAIN when you see one? $100.00 per set Curtis Jewelry Co. 148 East Main Street Decatur, Illinois PAINTS THE BEST VALUE CLOTHES IN DECATUR Wilson Skipper Sportswear Portis Hats for Young Men Drobisch-Muirheid 2nd Floor Citizens Building HOOKER GLASS PAINT MFG. CO. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PAINT, GLASS, WALLPAPER Phones 5126-5127 332 North Main Street Decatur, Illinois 108 ONE OF THE NECESSITIES OF COLLEGE LIFE College Supplq Store Cameras — developing stationery and supplies sporting goods fountain pens — printing greeting cards gifts 122 EAST WILLIAM STREET Cafeteria Cafe Open All Night 6:30 A.M. to 1 :45 4:45 to 7:45 GREIDER ' S CAFE ROBERT J. GREIDER, Manager MAIN AND WATER GREIDER ' S CAFETERIA H. D. GREIDER Jr.. Manager MAIN AND WILLIAM DECATUR, ILLLINOIS Jack Greider on Leave with U. S. Army 109 BROWNIE COAL Company Main Office 1 1 0 E. William St. Coal Yard 840 N. Morgan St. Stoker Factory 845 N. Morgan St. BROWNIE ROCK WOOL INSULATION " BLOWN-IN " The Clean, Efficient Way REDUCES SUMMER HEAT 10 to 18 DEGREES Saves 20 r to 30 on Fuel CENTRAL ILLINOIS ' LARGEST SELECTION of HIGH GRADE COALS For Every Purpose CLEAN, CAREFUL DELIVERIES BROWNIE COAL CO. Manufacturer of The BROWNIE STOKER 110 PETER ' S SUPER FOOD MART Complete Line of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables CHOICE MEATS FROZEN FOODS REASONABLE PRICES FRIENDLY SERVICE Open Evenings and Sundays for Your Convenience 553 West Wood Phone 2-3141 Creighton-Jackson Co. INSURANCE 2 39 W. Main Street Phone 2- 1 1 60 DECATUR. ILLINOIS Benson ' s Creamery Makers of BLUE RIBBON BUTTER 244 North Church m mm wmm mm INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA J Zintin and binding btf HUSTO PATTERSOI CORPORATION DECATUR, ILLINOIS 111 IH( M[[ m MMMl MM (Founded 1860) Oldest and Largest Decatur Bemk Provides a complete banking service T — --7 Help yourself financially | with our financial help j I i Deposits Insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 112 We ' re often asked, here at Staley ' s, just WHAT we make from corn and soybeans. In a sentence or two it is this : from corn we process a long list of starches, sugars, oils and feeds for industry, the farm and the home. From soybeans we obtain soybean oil and soybean oil meal. When you see the Staley name on a package of starch or a can of syrup at your grocer ' s you can be sure that in that package you will find an unusually high grade product that will serve you well. Ask for these Staley products by name : STALEY ' S CUBE LAUNDRY STARCH CREAM CORN STARCH STALEY ' S TABLE SYRUPS (4 flavors) STALEY ' S " STOY " SOY FLOUR A. E. STALEY MANUFACTURING CO. Decatur, Illinois 113 ▼TTTTrTTTVTTTTTTTT CONGRATULATIONS TO MILLIKIN FOR ITS CLASS OF 1944 and for its cooperation in the War Effort COMMITTEE ON RETAIL TRADE ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE DECATUR, ILLINOIS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AA AAAAAAA 114 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS A and E Tire Co I 06 Arthur M. Adelman 99 Ben Franklin Store 92 Benson Creamery Ill Black and Co 108 Blakeney and Plum 102 Block Ice Cream 102 Brownie Coal Co 110 Capitol Fur Co 90 Carol ' s 1 06 A. W. Cash Co 98 Citizens National Bank 104 Dr. J. C. Clore 99 Committee on Retail Trade 114 A. L. Cook Son 107 Creighton-Jackson 1 1 1 Curtis Jewelry Store 108 Daut ' s Flower Shop 96 Decatur Battery Service 90 Decatur Paint and Varnish 91 Decatur Warehouse Co 92 Decatur Weekly News 91 Poyntelle Downing 99 Drobisch-Muirheid 108 Ernest Evans 107 Field and Shorb 92 Gebhart-Gushard Co 99 Greenwood Ave. Greenhouse 106 Greider ' s Cafe and Cafeteria 109 Haines Essick 109 Hecht " s 90 Hill ' s Bowling Alley 1 06 Hooker Glass Paint Mfg. Co 108 Illinois Power Co 98 Sam Jarvis 99 Chas. H. Leas, Jr., Insurance 106 Lincoln and Empress Theatres 101 Lumpp Coal Co 1 06 Lyon Lumber Co 101 R. M. Martin, Jewelry 106 Maurer Coal Co 90 Joseph Michl ' s Sons 106 Midwest Ice Cream 105 Millikin National Bank 112 Morehouse and Wells Co 96 Mueller Co 89 National Bank of Decatur 95 Neumode Hosiery 91 Newman ' s | 0 7 Nicholson, Clark Co 96 North Pine Coal Co 91 Grover Patton 99 Peter ' s Food Market 1 I 1 Pfile ' s Camera Shop 105 Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co 102 Pom Pom 90 Post ' s Jewelry Store 101 Raffington Drug Stores 99 Rath Packing Co 91 Carl Raupp 99 Raycraft Drug Stores 94 Rembrandt Studio 106 Richman Bros 106 Roby and Roby 1 02 Rodgers Shoes 107 H. L. Roth 99 Sanks Insurance Agency 99 Schaffer Gluck 96 Fred Schudel 99 Semmel s 94 Josephine Slattery 91 A. E. Staley Mfg. Co 113 Skinny Taylor 99 Union Iron Works 100 Varsity Theatre 105 Woare Builders Supply Co 92 WSOY 94 115 Feb. n Town . ou n flonj Feb. 0 Peb. 18 n Cono-nt Mcetivigf 7T6$ Cloope 1 ram: |?:T! © _ IILI (p r ( o r F«b. ' 2. Feb. 22. Ob%evi i ' vigr Adl4ve b«j M ' . Po.ul C.T. 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