Millikin University - Millidek Yearbook (Decatur, IL)
- Class of 1948
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Have you ever thought for a moment of the potentialities that are await-
ing Millikin? From the academic hall to the athletic field the factors that. in
a broader sense. add up to school spirit are lacking. Why? An invisible
something tends to keep these quested potentialities in a dormant state. Many
times during the past year-Homecoming. the championship conference bas-
ketball games. the entertaining Phi Mu Alpha asembly-student comments
almost started the trend rolling but all was lost in the ebb of later disinterest.
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Foremost in President Malone's consideration this year, as always since
his arrival on the Millikin campus, has been sincere efforts toward the improve-
ment and guidance of Millikin. His interest in students has been the impelling
rnotiveg Millikin's achievements, the potential goal in a program of expansion
and improvement designed to keep Millikin foremost among colleges in Illinois.
His friendly personality, sympathy and understanding have helped guide
our students to inspiration and comfort-in scholastic and in Christian living.
Dean Miller is responsible for much of the
ease with which campus and scholastic tangles
are straightened and seeming difficulties cor-
rected. With Millikin growing rapidly, it has
been no easy task to schedule classes avoiding
student and professor conflicts, While still co-
ordinating the various veteran programs.
He has been invaluable in keeping the spirit
and smoothness of Millikin at a high level,
while still being a true friend of his students.
Dean Maxwell has spent much time and
thought in keeping alive the social calendar at
Millikin, regulating and advising the various
social organizations in her capacity as dean of
Women. She has given her confidence and
assistance to all students, and has been sincere
in her serious efforts to aid them. For her un-
selfishness and willingness to listen to anyones
problems the student body of Millikin is in-
debted to her.
Left to right: Helen McKinley, Marjorie Droste, Lynn Fischer.
You may think you've been in some fast
Whirlwinds or cyclones, but you ain't seen
nothing yet till you hit the Vet's office on regis-
tration day or on any other day of the Week.
The individual doing all the huffing and puffing
and keeping the 375.00 a month boys happy
is one-Dean Ploenges. "Ploeng" probably
hears more T.S. stories in a day, in his capacity
as Vet's counselor than most chaplains did in
a month handling the boys' troubles in service.
Everyone either Wants his check or is petition-
ing to get back in the fold-this the dean
handles with the air of a professional diplomat.
A vote of thanks from every veteran is indeed
in order for the splendid job Dean Ploenges has
done on behalf of their general welfare.
To handle the overflow of correspondence
questionnaires and proverbial VA. red tape
the dean is assisted by two secretaries, Mrs,
Helen McKinley and Mrs. Marjorie Droste. Mrs,
Lynn Fischer serves as clerk processing grocery
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Left to right: Mrs. Glasscock, Miss Boland, Miss Munch, Mrs. Westfall, Mrs. Goodrich,
The business office under the rigid guidance
of H. Wayne Gill regulates all the receipts and
disbursements of the university. Under these
general administrative tasks come such items
as salaries, payment of bills, veterans' accounts,
housing, and tuition. As a side line the business
office operates the switchboard and the student
The secret of the business office's success
lies in a staff of capable Workers. Mrs. Mary
Glasscock is secretary to Mr. Gill and Mrs. Ruth
Westfall is bookkeeper. Miss Fern Boland is
the assistant treasurer and Miss Gertrude
Munch, the assistant secretary. Mrs. Bonnie
Goodrich and Mrs. Maye Midkiff serve in the
capacity of general clerks.
Left to nght Mrs Langrand Mrs Nivin Miss Coale, Miss Cameron, Miss Drennan, Mrs. Wait.
There could be no better title for this office
than "general" because this is Where the
cogs of adrninistration turn. Almost every
administration problem passes through the
hands of these six Well chosen assistants.
Such tasks as preparing transcripts, proces-
sing adrnissions, checking attendance, filing
grades, plus other sundry odd jobs that point
towards efficient administration are part of
the daily business of the office.
Merrill Cameron serves as secretary to the
president, Mrs. Sophia Langrand is secretary
to the deans, and Iean Coale is secretary to
the director of admissions. Mrs. Anna lean
Wait extends help and information at the
receptionists desk, While Mrs. Anna Marie
Nivin puts the finger on attendance violators.
Miss Drennan has the important job of keep-
ing the As and B's straight as recorder.
As the new registrar and pro-
fessor of psychology, Mr. Kerns
has already become a sincere
and valuable friend to the stu-
dents at Millikin. His interest,
co-operation and ever-ready
sense of humor have made him
the type of faculty member Mil-
likin has long valued.
Raymond R. Brewer
There is a warm spot in the
hearts of all university students
for Dr. Brewer. A friendly per-
son, he has had near'ly all stu-
dents in his religion classes at
some time. As director of public
relations and field representa-
tive, he has travelled to practic-
ally every town in Illinois to
introduce high school seniors to
Filling the newly-created posi-
tion of Dean of Chapel, Mr.
Abendroth has given to our
chapel ceremonies a new vigor-
ousness and sense of Christian
accomplishment. His quiet man-
ner, helpfulness and laughing
good humor have already
made him one of the rnost pop-
ular of the staff.
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Religion of Sociology
Bryce Brown '
Francis R. Brown
Claude Dicks l
Psychology 6 Philosophy
Neal Doubleday l
Business Administratio i
Betty Pat Leach
I. R. McDonald
L. C. McNabb
Organ ci Piano
R. H. Neal
W. L. Olsen
lndustry ci Engineering
F rank Poneta
Flora Ross l
Nellie Io Sager
5. Richard Smith
ilen R. Smith
V. H. Walker
Industry CS Engineering
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Director of Conservatory
H. C. Hess
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Power Behind the Throne
Midget Auto Racer-
This page is an acknowledgment to the members of the maintenance
crews and custodians, the men and women behind the scenes at Millikin, who
keep the buildings and campus ship-shape for our pleasure and comfort. We
of the Millidek staff especially Wish to extend our thanks to Dale Burcharn and
his fine crew for the zealous assistance and help put forth in outfitting our
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to raise, and to guide men by showing
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For three years We've listened to senior
classes say goodbye, watched them tear up
the place on their senior picnic and generally
make the poor college fathers shake their heads
in woe. But if you think that was bad-"you
ain't seen nothing yet!" The class of '48 is dif-
ferent. We started out with freshmen in
l944 and . . . seniors are graduating. The uni-
versity has grown along with us. Why we can
remember back when-there were no trailers,
Dr. Gage handled the history department all
by himself, we had our Homecoming dance in
the front hall, Campus City was a vacant lot,
athletics were a nonentity and the Millikin
Men's Club carried on bravely with a limited,
very limited enrollment.
During our sophomore year, peace was de-
clared and the fun and excitement we'd heard
so much about became a part of Millilcin life.
SENIOR CLASS omcsns
Barracks and trailers sprung up like mush-
rooms, there were faculty increases to accom-
modate the swelling enrollment, and the class
of '48 did their part in putting Millikin on the
map. The athletic department, with the help
of some of the now graduating seniors, gave
Millikin a conference championship in both
basketball and baseball, and repeated it the
following spring with an undefeated record in
baseball. Athletic events weren't the only
things we excelled in, dramatics, publications,
home economics, debate, and all the other
activities received their share of attention from
Yes, we're proud of our class. We've been
here a long time it seems, and we've had some
bad times and some good ones. The bad ones
we'll forget-the good ones will mean Millikin
to us-Millikin and the class of '48.
President ....... ..... D on Williams
Vice-President ....... Mary Louise Irish
Secretary ..... .... R oger Sallee
Treasurer. . . . . .Denison Pease
Charles F. Adamson
Tau Kappa Epsilon, Varsity Athletics.
Amy Mae Alexander
Indee, Home Economics Club, W.A.A.,
Aston Hall Council Vice-President,
Student Council, Town 61 Gown,
Blue Mound. Illinois
Delta Sigma Phi, German Club treas-
urer, Sigma Zeta.
Martha Carlson Attaway
lndee, Sigma Alpha Iota, Choir, Band,
Orchestra, French Club, W.A.A.
Eugene Albert Aughenbaugh
Delta Sigma Phi executive council, de-
Dorothy lean Baker
Pi Beta Phi, Decaturian, W.A.A., Tau
Chi Pi vice--president.
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Audrey Lucille Baxter
lndee, Orchestra, W.A.A., Choir, Sig-
ma Alpha Iota.
Eunice Anne Bolz
Delta Delta Delta, Town and Gown
giixsgless manager, W.A.A., Spanish
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Betty Ann Belshaw
Theta Upsilon, social committee, secre-
tary, Homecoming Court, W,A,A,,
Student Council, German Club,
Spaninsh Club, Choir.
Mt. Pulaski, Illinois
Indee, Band, German Club,
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lnclee, W.A.A., Home Economics Club.
Home Economics 6 Art
Alpha Chi Omega corresponding sec-y,
house president, Decaturian, Home
Economics Club, treasurer, publicity
chairman, Spanish Club.
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Rose Marie Buchmann
Pi Beta Phi, vice-president, pledge
president, Millidek Senior Editor,
Orchestra, Decaturian, W.A.A. treas-
urer, Town and Gown, Intramurals,
Spanish Club, Home Economics Club,
Conant Vice-President, Cheerleader,
Pi Mu Theta president, Homecoming
Committee Chairman, Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universities.
Eva Filchak Brown
lndee, Home Economics Club
Nancy lane Cannon
Pi Beta Phi, Home Economics Club,
W.A.A., Conant, Spanish Club vice-
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Pi Beta Phi, secretary, Millidek, Deca-
turian, W.A,A., Town G Gown, Or-
chestra, Intramurals, Vice-President
Freshman Class, Spanish Club,
Homecoming Maid at Honor, Home
Economics Club, Cheerleader, Con-
ant treasurer, Who's Who in Ameri-
can Colleges and Universities.
Lucien A. Chaney
E. Ducme Calbert
Delta Sigma Phi, Tennis, Band, Iniraf-
murals, Phi-Bi-Chem, Sigma Zeta,
Paul David Crain
Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Doris Lee Danni
Independent, Sigma Alpha Iota, Choir,
W.A.A., Church Youth Group.
George C. Drake
Vernon Estes, Ir.
Independent, German Club, Conani.
Willard Samuel Fast
Mt. Lake. Minnesota
lane Elsie Fisher
Alpha Chi Omega pledge president,
Harold Edmund Foster
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, recordin
German Club, Decclturicm.
Clyde W. Furr
Tower Hill, lllinois
Vera I eritza Garland
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Robert D. Green
Delta Sigma Phi secretary, Phi Mu
Alpha, Band, Orchestra.
Norma lean Harding
Delta Delta Delta social chairman,
pledge trainer, vice-president, Sigma
Alpha Iota, W.A.A., Orchestra, Choir,
lndees, Football, Baseball, Engineering
Robert E. Hays, Ir.
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William R. Hahn
Delta Sigma Phi, Decaturian, Conant
Eunice Lilith Heideman
lndee, Sigma Alpha lota, Pi Mu Theta,
Student Council, Chapel Committee,
Freshman Decaturian Editor, W.A.A,,
Orchestra, Choir, Band, Woodwind
Robert Hodges Leonard I. Halen
Business Administration Business Administration
Springfield. Illinois Chicago, Illinois
lndees. Indees, Choir
Melvin Clay Hudson Charles Warren Hyink
Sociology Business Administration
Decatur, Illinois Chicago. Illinois
Delta Sigma Phi, French. Indee
Gladys Lee Howett
Indees Intramural manager, W.A.A.
president, Pi Mu Theta president,
Spanish Club, Aston Hall president.
Mary Louise Irish
Alpha Chi Omega vice-president, Stu-
dent Council, W.A.A,, Vice-President
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Paul Eugene Ieter
Delta Sigma Phi.
Delta Sigma Phi treasurer, Decatuiian
William Russell King
Business Administration O
Indee, Band Orchestra, Choir.
lndee, German Club president, Town
61 Gown, Chapel Committee.
Lerton Stanley Krushas
Della Sigma Phi, Varsity Football
Dorothy lean Latham
Delta Delta Delta, intramural manager
Delta Sigma Phi, Decaturian, Intra-
Independent, Tennis, Choir, Y.M.C.A.
' Liberal Arts
Independent, Millidek, German Club,
Albert Anthony McCarty
Pi Beta Phi, W.A.A., Millidek business
manager, Iunior class secretary, In-
tramurals, Spanish Club, Decaturicm
Belleville . Illinois
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Alpha Chi Omega, W.A.A., Intra-
murals, Tau Chi Pi, Spanish Club,
Independent, German Club
Delta Delta Delta, W.A.A., Intramurals,
Mary Virginia May
Alpha Chi Omega, Tau Chi Pi, W.A.A.
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Dramatics, Decatur Little Theatre.
Zeta Tau Alpha, Conant, German Club,
Town and Gown, Decaturian Editor,
Debate, Pi Kappa Delta presideni,
Intramurals, W.A.A., Millidek, Who's
Who in American Colleges and Uni-
Maricm Elizabeth Menk
Zeta Tau Alpha president, vice presi-
dent, W.A.A., Sigma Alpha Iota,
Choir, Chapel Committee, Eastern
Star, Homecoming Committee.
Shirley Ann Miller
Alpha Chi Omega social chairman,
rush chairman, Indee secretary, W.
ILA., Decaturian, Homecoming Com-
Ray W. Meisenhelter.
William A. Monoghcm
Robert B. Merritt
Charles W. Moore
lnciee, Freshman Basketball.
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Elizabeth Marie Mortenson
Morgan Park. Illinois
lnclees, Conant, German Club.
Roland Carl Oertel
Max Eugene Patrick
Cerro Gordo. Illinois
Phi Sigma Epsilon Cliastern Illinois
William Anderson Patton
Calvin Denison Pease
Delta Sigma Phi pledge sec'y, secre-
tary, Decaturian Editor, Pi Kappa
Delta, Town G Gown, Conant presi-
dent, Senior Class Treasurer, Fresh-
man Class president,
Mary Leigh Pease
Pi Beta Phi treasurer, Home Economics
Club, W.A.A., Milliclek, Decaturian,
Pi Mu Theta, Conant.
Alpha Chi Omega Lyre Editor, Millidek
business manager, W.A.A., Choir,
Independent, German Club, treasurer,
Millidek business manager, Church
Pi Beta Phi, Tau Chi Pi, W.A.A., Milli'
dek, Town and Gown
Sigma Alpha Epsilon treasurer, Senior
Class secretary, Intramurals, Millidek
co-editor, Debate, Town and Gown,
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Home Economics, W,A.A., Choir
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Beverly Icme Stickel
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turian co-business manager, Millidek,
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tee, Vice-president Iunior Class.
Ioseph Louis Venturi
Stewart Rouse Taylor
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Dale Vernon Wacaser
Delta Sigma Phi, lntrafraternity Coun
Charlotte Elizabeth Waller
lndee, French Club, Conant.
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Iohn R. Waltrip
Delta Sigma Phi
Cora lane Wasson
Theta Upsilon vice-president, treas-
urer, charxlain, W.A.A., Tau Chi Pi,
Gerald I oseph Wheeler
Don Eugene Williams
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Herald, Varsity
Track, Varsity Basketball, Senior
Class President, Iunior Class Treas-
urer, Varsity Foathall, Varsity Base-
Iames Edward Williams
Delta Sigma Phi president, pledge
president, Football, Basketball, Base-
ball, Track, Iunior Class President,
Decaturian Business Manager.
Mary Ellen Williams
Sigma Alpha Iota, sgt-at-arms, choir.
Donald R. Weideman
Des Plaines. Illinois
Robert Lee Wilson
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Rushing Chair-
Mary Margaret Winings
Sigma Alpha Ioia membership chair-
man, Band, Orchestra, Choir, lndee.
Moody Bible Insiituie, Northwestern
Hart. Malerich, Chcxxnblin. Denton
IUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President ...... ......... I ack Hart
Vice President .......
Secretary ..... .....
Treasurer .... ....
my ' Elan
Having completed a highly successful third
year of college, the juniors are looking forward
to the many responsibilities placed upon them
as seniors before embar'king into the business
world and completion of their college careers.
They have entered the limelight in social, scho-
lastic, and athletic functions. They have blazed
a remarkable trail for the underclassmen to
follow. They are narrowing their sights for the
target ahead, that of a graduating class..
Throughout the past year they have proved
their Weight in leadership and organization
lack Hart was the retiring Student Council
President and National President of the Pres-
byterian Young Peoples. lack and Iune Figge
Were the only two juniors elected to Who's
Who on the American college campus. Bob
Gilason served as homecoming co-chairman
and was elected council vice-president. Dan
Petty was co-editor of the Millidek. Marilyn
Proffitt, Imogene lsringhausen, and Phil Tinch
were representatives on the Student Council.
Evelyn Timmons served as president of Sigma
Alpha lota. "Dutch" Denton, Dan Healy, and
lack Allen Were members of the football team
and Toby Althoff was captain-elect of the bas-
ketball team and a member of many all-tour-
With their varied background, these future
seniors are entirely capable of handling the
major events of the Millikin year 1949.
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Betty Lou Geneva
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Chicago. Ill. Ft. Lupion. 'Colo.
Robert Harris George Hart
Decatur. Ill. Melrose Park. Ill.
Bill Helme Robert Henry
Crele. Ill. Decaiur. Ill.
Darrell C. Henson
Mary Alice Iohnson
Maryland His. lll.
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Io Arm Laws
Io Ann McDonnell
New York. N. Y.
Mi. Zion. Ill.
Oak Park, Ill.
Webster Groves, Mo.
Cerro Gordo, Ill.
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David Watson Bernard Wessel Ralph Wilcox Robert Williams
Shelbyville, Ill. Millstadl. Ill. Decatur. Ill. Decaiur. Ill.
Mariorie Wilkes Charles Wolff Gay Young Doris Greb
Harvey, Ill. Litchfield. Ill. Hillsboro. Ill. Decalur, Ill.
SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS
lBackl Day. Dunnell lFrontD Shroyer, Dickinson 5
Basking in their new-found superiority, the
sophomores have shed their greenness, and
have advanced in standing as upperclassmen.
The first half of their college life has been
completed with unusual success. They were
new in the activities and organizations at Mil-
likin, but they now hold quite an active part
in student campus life. Many of these second-
year students have shown signs of becoming
promising class and individual leaders. Ex-
celling in the fields of publications, organiza-
tions, and athletics, the future looks extremely
bright as they take on greater responsibilities.
Being the largest class, the sophomores were
Well-represented in campus affairs: Lester Bak-
er was elected student body president, Iim
Teckenbrock served as homecoming co-chair-
man, Paul Davidson directed the WSSF drivep
fohn Kluga headed the lndees, and Bob Roach,
Bob McDonell, Sterling Boyer, Io Ann McDonell,
Iulie Young, lean Cornwell and Iohn Kluga
served on the student council. Don Shroyer
Was captain-elect of the "Big Blue" football
team, Bill Day, Bob Murray, Iohn Malerich,
Eddie Root, "Butch" Esker, and Bud Orrnand
helped pave the Way to the basketball cham-
pionship. In the field of publications, lim Teck-
enbrock was co-editor of the Millidek. Yes,
indeed, with such participation, great things
are to come from the class of "5U."
'll President ...... ....... B ill Dickinson
Vice-President ........ Donald Shroyer
Secretary .... ..... I ohn Dunnell
Treasurer . . ..... William Day
Arthur B. Allaben
Alma lean Appleman
Robert H. Behrend
Lloyd H. Beynon
Norma lean Bingmcm
Ira D. Bissey
Robert R. Blaha
Robert A. Bond
Sterling I. Boyer
David B. Boyd
Ted C. Bradford
Rose Mary Campbell
Richard E. Clifford
Merry Leah Cook
Robert A. Coutant
Donald G. Cox
Iuy I. Dees
D. Duane Derr
Mrs. Loma Dicks
C. Merlin 'Dixon
Dwight L. Dolan
Robert L. Doss
lolm W. Douglas
Iohn P. Dunnell
Mary lane Dwyer
Scott C. Eatherly
lean O. Elliott
Helen L. Fahrnkopf
Iames I. Fairbanks
Iohn P. Fink
William H. Fish
L. Richard Flanders
Robert I. Garvin
P.. H. Gettings
Iohn D. Graves
William G. Green
Robert C. Hanna
Walter L. Hatfield
William E. Hawkins
Iames B. Hitt. Ir.
A Charles C. Harman
Sally Lou Howard
Iulia Lee Hudson
Edward C. Huebner
Rose Marie Hufford
Carol M. Iohns
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George F. Kuhns
Leland E. Large
C. R. McCarthy
Robert L. McCarty
Betty Ann Mack
Charles E. Maddox. Ir
Richard A. Markillie
Iames L. Meikle
lack E. Miller
Robert Dale Miller
W. I. Miller
Franklin Newcomb, Ir.
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All the way from Bagdad to Greece to Hawaii and from California to New
York to Florida-came our Millikin freshman class. These freshmen, number-
ing over four hundred, journeyed to Millikin with various goals in mind. Many
of these goals have since been changed because the students have matured
a great deal from the people they were at registration. They have increased
their knowledge, thus strengthening their intellectual character. They have
met new friends with whom they have shared both joys and sorrows. They
have participated in a varied and extensive social program which helped them
to forget some of the tribulations of life at college. With these things as of
background, our freshman class has shown a potential strength.
Several individuals of this class have already made outstanding contri-
butions to the school. Roy Lewis, freshman presidenty Bill Thomas, vice-presi-
dent, Bob Pensinger, secretary, and George Chilligiris, treasurer, have all
helped the class in many ways. In sports Ioe Naughton and Scotty Steagall
would be listed as the outstanding freshmen in their respective fields of foot-
ball and basketball. Our freshman class then has leaders in the class room
and on the playing field. With leaders such as the ones mentioned and with
cooperation of the entire freshman class, the future of Millikin depends.
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
President ...... .. Roy Lewis
Vice-President .... .... B 111 Thomas
Secretary ..... ..... B ob Pensmger
Treasurer .... , . . .George Ch11l1g1r1s
Roy L. Anderson
Donald M. Andrews
William E. Andrews
Charles K. Baker
Alvin E. Barwig
Iames M. Betts
Sue Borden I 'Q A-, 1 '
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Charlotte Anne Brown
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Richard C. Dobbins
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Eugene I. Foley
Kenneth H. Freeland
Paul H. Freischlag
Charles W. Frye
Iarnes K. Glass
Alice Lonise- Grabb
Milton L. Graden
Iames Walter Hec
Eleanor Ruth McCarthy
Robert ' Prixnmer
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' Business Manager and Assistant
Iim Teckenbrock, Dan Petty '
SENIOR MILLIDEK STAFF
Sitting. left to right: Bob Pensinger, Rosie Buchmann, Emmy Buchmann, Katie McKeowen
Standing, left to right: Dan Petty, Ellen Quinn, lim Hazelrigg, Iim Teckenbrock, Ann Daigh,
Bernice Hoshauer, Molly Bence, Bob Roach
Orders to this years staff were to get the
book out or elsel This has been our humble
attempt to produce a yearbook. We hope you
like it. The following students served as mem-
bers of the staff.
Dcm Petty ........ .,... C o-Editors-in-Chief
Iulicx Young ........ Class Photography Editors
Katie McKeowen ........... Business Manager
Molly Bence .......... Asst. Business Manager
Bob Pensinger. , .
Ellen Quinn .......
lack Erickson . . .
Bob Roach . . ,
Marilyn Proffitt' ' H
. . .... Sports Editors
. . . .Typists
Arnold Dewitt, lack Erickson, Duane Colbert
UN IOR MILLIDEK STAFF
Standing, left to right: David Behnke, Dick Keeler
Sitting, left to right: Barbara Miller, lean Best, Carol Orr, Carol Goltra, Lenore Scherer,
Maribeth Ward, Fran Kimmel, Ioan Iackson
Left to right: Chuck rowl Denny Pease, Ioan Meisner, Mary Alice johnson, Bill Becker,
Marilou Schulte, Dave Libbin, Bill O'Conner, Bob Coutant.
Left to Right: ffront rowl Keith Andrews, Bob Harlan, Earl Malerich
Left to Right: Kstandingl Keith Andrews and Earl Malerich
Left to Right: lsittingl Denny Pease, Ioan Meisner, Mary Alice
The Decaturian, the official student
newspaper, has been an organ of the
university since 1906.
This year, for the first time, the Deca-
turian operated as the project for the
journalism class. Buryl Engleman, man-
aging editor of the Decatur Review,
taught the class. One hour's credit is
given for work on the Decaturian
through the journalism class.
The Decaturian tries to maintain the
same standards of accurate reporting
and freedom of the press as do the
A teacher-rating poll was sponsored
by the Decaturian in February. Rating
blanks were distributed to the students
to be filled out and returned. The re-
sults were tabulated and shown to the
instructors before publication. The idea
was a new one for Millikin, but not
for the university world. The poll was
not intended to be a popularity poll,
pitting one instructor against another,
but rather to show the instructor how
well his teachings were illustrated.
IOURNALISM CLASS IN SESSION
Denny Pease Ioan Meisner
W. Robert Hahn ..,... Managing Editor
Keith M. Andrews ......., News Editor
Beverly McMillan ....... Society Editor
Earl Malerich ...... ,... S ports Editor
There were other members of the
staff who contributed a maximum of
time and effort: Bob Harlan, Ed Foster,
Barry Short, Mary Alice Iohnson, Gloria
Weidner, lack Erickson, and Charlotte
Left to right: Klowerl lim Williams, Walt Hatfield, Emmy Buchmann
Rosie Buchmann, Lib Pacioni.
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TUDE T COU CIL
From left to right, third row: Iohn Kluga, Bob McDonell, Philip Tinch, Sterling Boyer, Bob
Second Row: Amy Alexander, lean Cornwell, Glen Alice Young, IoAnn McDonell, Iane
Wasson, Iulia Magnuson, Richard Ritscher.
First Row: Dorothy McClure, Iulie Young, lack Hart, Imogene lsringhausen, Mr. Francis
First Semester Second Semester
President ..,...,.............. lack Hart President .,................ Lester Baker
Vice-President ..... Imogene Isringhausen Vice-President ..... ..... B ob Gilason
Secretary ...... ........... I ulia Young Secretary ......, . . .lean Comwell
Treasurer. . . . . .Bob Roach Treasurer ...,. .... A rt Allaben
The Student Council has had various func-
tions during the year. Among the social func-
tions were the annual Sadie Hawkins Dance,
the Christmas Formal, and the Sweetheart
Dance, which was a leap year reverse affair
this year. A variety show under Student Coun-
cil sponsorship was presented in fanuary. Vari-
ous regular matters, such as appointing editors
and business managers of the Millidek and
Decaturian, sponsoring the WSSF drive, con-
ducting student body elections, appointing
Homecoming chairman, serving on the Student
Faculty Committee, etc., were carried out. The
council was organized into committees includ-
ing the executive, social, publicity, Sub, and
finance committees. Much time was spent con-
sidering changes in and additions to the con-
stitution and making definite policies about
certain student matters, so that the Student
Council might .function in the future as a more
efficient Student Body Government.
The chapel committee is responsible for ar-
ranging for the religious services held each
Week, Frequently students assisted in leading
the service, and occasionally arranged an en-
tire student-conducted service.
This year the chapel committee was made
up of three students selected from the student
body at large, three from the Student Christian
Donald Cox, E. I. Abend-
roth, James Henderson,
Association, and three from the faculty. Be-
sides those pictured, Ianice Vann, Dr. Brewer,
and Dr. Dicks served on the committee.
The University choir and Robert Keener as-
sisted the committee by providing music for
chapel. The messages which speakers brought
during the year added much to the spiritual
life on campus.
Iohn Fink, Stephen Herz,
Robert Williams, Doris Lee
Ellison, Shirley Noland, E.
The Student Christian Association is a new
venture on campus. In its growing stages, it
is not primarily a membership organization,
but rather a group ot students interested in
promoting and coordinating campus religious
lite. The cabinet, made up of officers and com-
mittee chairmen, has guided the organization.
The SCA has been interested in the chapel
programs, religious emphasis week, and the
WSSF campaign. Besides providing assistance
for these projects, it has conducted regular
Bible discussions. Leadership has also been
provided for nearby churches, a community
chapel, and many religious services in the area.
David Libbon Iohn Fink,
Dorothy Morse, Martha Car-
Front, left to right: Mary Pease, loan Meisner, Nan Scammers, Charlotte Waller
Back row: Denny Pease, Herbert Toys, ferry Wiedenkeller, Barry Short, Dr. L. C. McNabb
President ...,.................. Denny Pease
Vice-President .... . . .Rose Marie Buchmann
Secretary ....... .......... W illiam Hahn
Treasurer' ............. Emmy Lee Buchmcmn
Conant Society, honorary organization for
outstanding students in the English depart-
ment, climaxed a very successful year with a
spring banquet, which it is hoped Will develop
into an annual event. Cash prizes for the best
poetry and short stories submitted for publica-
tion in the Conant Come-t were awarded as a
feature of the banquet.
Conant sponsored the Clare Tree Major
players' production of "Macbeth" in February.
The cash receipts from this venture were suf-
ficient to provide the financial awards for the
spring writing contest. Sponsoring a similar
production each spring has become one of the
most student-approved ventures ever' under-
taken by the society.
The first formal meeting of the group was
held at the Pi Beta Phi house, Miss Davida
McCaslin gave a short history of Conant, its
formation, and its founder, Miss Grace Conant,
a former professor of English at Millikin. Stand-
ing committees for the year were appointed
by Rosie Buchinann, vice-president, in the ab-
sence of the president.
The Christmas program, traditionally com-
plete with wassail and holly, was held at the
Delta Delta Delta house. Miss McCaslin read
Yuletide poetry that has come down to us
through the ages.
At a meeting held at the Zeta Tau Alpha
house David Felts from the Decatur Herald
spoke on his experiences as a contributor to
newspapers and magazines.
Spring meetings were devoted to a discus-
sion and exhibition of art, arranged by Mr.
Neal, and to a music hour by contemporary
Front row, left to right: Kriege, Young, Scrxe, Short, Beach, Beeler, Smith
Back row: Curry, Cook, Bagley, Ashley, Brown, Cornisky, Ehman, Tipton
First Semester Second Semester
President ................... Iohn Klugd President ................ Barry E. Short
Vice-President , . . . . .Glen Prentis Vice-President . . . .... .lack Bagley
Secretary ...... .... D oris Danni Secretary ...... ,... D arlene Besch
Treasurer ...... .... G ay Young Treasurer .... ..... D oris Sctxe
The Independents of Iames Millikin University is an organization em-
bracing every student, Whether man or woman, who is not a member of any
fraternal group. The Indees were activated several years ago when the
Millikin Men's Association and the WAA banded together' into one strong club.
The prime purpose of the association is to provide social functions for
students who would otherwise have few outside activities. In the short time
the Indees have been an active campus organization, the annual "Sock Hop"
and the Spring Formal have become traditional club functions.
This year the 'group adopted gray and green as organizational colors.
Eunice Heideman, a music major, composed the new Indee song. Mr. Glen
Smith has served the group as faculty adviser.
Left to right: Mary Pease, Eunice Heideman.
Kappa Society and Pi Mu Theta are the two honorary scholastic societies
on campus, To be eligible for election to Kappa Society one must maintain a
3.5 average throughout their college career. Pi Mu Theta requires a B
average along with participation in school activities.
PI MU THETA
Left to right: Barbara Stcxuber, Ioanne Honey, Mary Pease, Rose Marie Buchmcrnn, Betty
Branncm, lo Anne Kastrup.
HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
Front row: Wilt, Downing, Proffitt, Patten, Reding, Riggs, Laws, Linsey, Durbin.
Standing: Whitmer, Young, Graham, Gilman, Iones, Saxe, Blyholder, Pease, Granert,
Weidner, Hendrix, Greb, Brannan, Brown, Zimmerman, Westlund, Comiskey, Smith,
Lukey, Cole, Scherer, Osgood, Miss Rademalcer.
President ....,.. ............ A my Alexander
Vice-President. . . ....... Pat Reding
Secretary ..... . . . . . .Fem Patten
Treasurer ..... ........... I oan Riggs
Publicity .... .... M ary Alice Iohnson
The Home Economics Club, an organization
for those majoring or minoring in Home Eco-
nomics, had a large membership this year.
Among the activities of the club were monthly
meetings, demonstrations, and a dinner.
ln September a picnic was held in Fair-
view park for all new members. ln October
initiation was held in the Oak Lounge for the
new members. In November the girls filled a
large Thanksgiving basket for one of Decatur's
A Christmas party for members was held in
the Oak Lounge. Games were played and
prizes were given. Christmas candies and re-
freshments were served.
ln lanuary Mrs. Helen B. Zoller from Procter
and Gamble Company was guest speaker and
demonstrated the art of pastry making. Vet-
erans' wives were guests of the club.
In March Mrs. B. Madden from Linn and
Scruggs' dress department told the girls of the
new spring styles. ln April a style show was
given for the public, and the girls modeled
clothes they had made in the clothing and
tailoring classes. Sue Cosgrove was in charge
of the models, Doris Greb, refreshments, fanet
Westlund, staging, Dona Marine, tickets, Mary
Alice Iohnson was commentator. All the girls
helped with the show.
Pat Reding and Fern Patten were delegates
to the State Home Economics Convention.
The year ended with a formal dinner and
we were glad to see so many of our alums.
lt was a very profitable year for everyone.
OCIEDAD E PA OLA
lst row: E, Schmaliuss, M. Moody, L. Shand, N. Corrington, M. Ward, L. Hughes, G. Newbould, N.
Cannon, N. Sommers, C. Miller, G. Haxtwich, P. Bridgewater.
2nd row: Mr, Bench, N. Westbrook, F. Wiener, B. Price, E. Miller, M. Colean, M. Shaw, M. Sullivan, H.
Pope, I. Kastrup, I. Waddell, T. Crevello.
3rd row: R. Erwin, G. Granert, B. Hinds, C. Chappell, I. Dickson, I. Nivin, B. Zeamen, R. Vandevoort, H.
Pritchett, W. Peiper, R. Meisenhelter, L. Wiss, E. Goodpasture, I. Roettenbacher.
President ...........,......... Walter Peiper
lst Vice-President . , . . .Nancy Cannon
Znd Vice-President .... . . .Glczda Hartwich
Secretary .......,, .......... C cxrol Miller
Treasurer .. .... Robert Vcrndervoort
Adviser . .. ..... Maurice Bench
The Spanish club meets the second Wednesday of every month for the
purpose of increasing interest in Spanish language, arts, and customs. The
meetings are conducted in Spanish to broaden the members' working knowl-
edge of the language. La Sociedad Espanola is comprised of approximately
sixty-five members drawn from students having had two or more years of
Spanish. Prominent first year Spanish honor students are also eligible for
A variety of Spanish programs Were held throughout the year. Mr.
Maurice Bench is faculty adviser.
DER DEUTSCHE VEREI
President .................. Arnold A. Kopetz
lst Vice-President . . , .... Ioan Meisner
2nd Vice-President . . ....... Maxine Fish
Secretary .....,.. .....,.... R obert Eifert
Treasurer ........ . . .Maurice Armstrong
Faculty Adviser ............... Dr. Flora Ross
Der Deutsche Verein strives to present the
artistic, cultural and scientific phases of Ger-
man life through the media of language, cus-
toms and music. By giving its members some
acquaintance with the fine creations and
achievements of the German people, the Ger-
man Club hopes to play a part in building a
lasting and harmonious peace, and in promot-
ing international understanding.
One of the most delightful events of the
German Club year Was its traditional Weih-
nachtsfest in which Christmas was celebrated
with all the customs and music of Old Germany.
"Silent Night" took on added beauty when
sung in the language of its origin by the nearly
one hundred people attending the meeting.
The first year students were guests.
Another' highlight of the year was a presen-
tation of the opera "Tannhauser" by vocal
artists, records and spoken commentaries.
Other programs of the year included the show-
ing of films taken by Dr. Ross in her travels
through Germany and Switzerland: a discus-
sion of German universities and education by
Dr. Hans Wolffg a Wiener roastg a picnicp and
an open meeting in April. The April meeting
presented a program of German music and
literature. A typical German Ratskeller serv-
ing German food and featuring German dances
and singing afforded a novel bit of entertain-
lst Row, sitting: R. Hutchens, A. Kopetz, M. Henson, I. Young.
2nd Row, sitting: N. Freeland, T. Strocher, I. Meisner, E. Schmalluss, Miss Ross, M. Fish, G. Hart,
Standing: M. Armstrong, W. Brauer, W. Saas, I. Tipton, E. Foster, I. Rotenberg, L. Baker, R. Eiiert.
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS
Front row. lei! to right: H. Stavropoulos, M. Peters, V. Stavropoulos, R. Campbell.
Back row, left to right: I. Fink, Mr. Bench, Miss Blackburn, I. Cornwell, Miss Boss, T. Bradford, R. Hill,
G. Payne, I. Curry.
President ................ William R. Moomey
lst Vice-President ..... Iune Bruce Stark
2nd Vice-President . . ,...... Margie Peters
Secretary .... . . . . .... lean Comwell
Treasurer . . , ..... Iohn Hale
Le Cercle Francais is composed of the students of the second and third
year French classes. lt is affiliated with the Federation of l..'Alliance Fran-
caise. The meetings are conducted in French and all member's are expected
to speak in that language as much as possible.
The program for the year included films taken in France and shown by
Mr. Bence, listening to the opera, "Carmen," and plays presented in French
by members of the organization. A letter giving a short history and the
present day life in France was received and read to the club. Included in
the program were French songs and Word games which enabled students
to improve their use of the language.
A project to collect money for the purchase of milk for the children of
France was carried out very successfully. Ted Bradford was chairman of the
committee which made the purchases and sent the packages. These con-
tributions Were greatly appreciated as indicated by letters of thanks received
The advisers of the club are Miss Bonnie Blackburn and Miss Flora Ross.
TAU CHI PI
First row: Shorthose, Geneva, Althouse, Koehler, Rudin, Bunchman, Probus.
Second row: Clausen, Corrington, Sarver, Billmon, Goltra, Shumate, Miss Sparks, Honey, Baker,
Nickerson, Burnett, Challiss, Wasson.
Tau Chi Pi is a business sorority organized primarily for business majors
and minors, but Will accept for membership any Woman taking one business
course. Active membership status ceases when the student is no longer taking
any business course.
PI KAPPA DELTA
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Front row: Temple, Figge, McMillan, Iohnson, Meisner, Crain, McNabb.
Second row: Paine, Schindler, Lewey, Thornton, Spear, Shimer, Pease.
Third row: Libbin, Ioys, Davis, Morrison, Logan,
Pi Kappa Delta represents the debators on campus. To qualify for mem-
bership, it is necessary to participate in five decisional or three non-decisional
debates. This year's members under the supervision of Dr. L. C. McNabb
brought unprecedented glory to the followers of "Dan Webster."
Bottom row: Chamblin, Smith, Brandt, Davis, E. Timmons, Laws, B. Alexander, Heideman,
Geneva, Schroeder, Wilt.
Second row: Bieler, Comiskey, Bingman, Albert, Manger, Hall, Althouse, M. Ladish, I.
Waddell, Mrs. Walker.
Third row: Moody, Poos, Kiernan, Miller, Shorthose, A. Alexander, Howett, Blyholder, M.
Waddell, Challis, Forrester, Clausen.
Fourth row: Sanders, Lane, Bergeron, Downing, Schott, Mack, Hara, Patten, Garman, Saxe,
Aston Hall brightened that first trying week of registration and nostalgic
crowd-loneliness with a record-mixer in the dining room. The welcome mat
was out for any one passing by, stag or dated, the chairs and tables were
stowed away, and the floor was sprinkled with a can of boric powder bor-
rowed from the infirm. lt was loads' of fun . . . like that after-movie date in
the kitchen at home.
One beautiful Sunday in October, we put on our Sunday Best and enter'-
tained a host of Millikinites with an open-house tea, and thanks to Gladys
Howett, Aston Hall's own artist and council president, the color scheme en-
hancing the punch bowl was something to be envied by lack Frost himself.
Thanksgiving brought an air of formality mingled with a home-spun aroma
of roast turkey and cranberries. The usual hub-bub and clatter of a hundred
girls descending to the dining room gave way to a soft disturbance of rustling
skirts and special-occasion conversations as we entered the dining room
mysteriously cozy in candlelight.
Bottom row: Sorrells, Anderson, Faulkner, Winslow, A. Ladish, Kriege, Young, lsringhousen,
Second row: Nickerson, Bailey, Hopkins, Wilson, Brown, Holtgreve, Neubold, McCarthy,
Third row: Goltra, Harris, Begares, Cook, I. Timmons, Maddox, Garwood, Dahms, Colean,
Fourth row: Orr, Besch, Zimmerman, Luhr, Shaw, Lindsay, Rudin, Bunchman, Koehler,
Christmas came, and in addition to the dazzling tree by the fireplace in
the living roorn, a sparkle on several third-finger, left-hands.
On a night in lanuary We tied White satin ribbon to candle sticks in the
dining room and honored two starry-eyed brides-to-be, now Mrs. David Libbon,
and Mrs. Francis Marsh.
The year's finale was a happy, yet rather tearful, event when we honored
the graduating girls of the Hall-the Senior Dinner. To the seniors, no matter
how bright their futures may seem, these last years at Millikin probably
become a little more cherished and difficult to leave. Going away means
leaving some wonderful friends, some gloriously good times ,and Mrs. Walker,
an unforgettable housernother.
On the Aston Hall Council were Gladys I-lowett, president, Amy Alex-
ander, vice-presidentg Mary Charnblin, secretaryg and Betty Ann Mack,
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Left to right, Row 1: Westbrook, Angell, Higgins, Clayton, Smith, Noland, Holkenbrinlc
Row 2: Wyke, Probus, Hockrnan, Brennan, Kendall, Peck, Tinklemeier, Cannon.
Row 3: Weidner, Iones, Van Zile, Dally, Chambers, Hover, Gilman, Mullinax, Georgi
A TO HALL ANNEX
Left to right, Row 1: Vilrnure, Gardner, Hoest, Bredecke, Iones, Smith, lackson, Gantner
Row 2: Mrs. Hoehner, Peterson, Sutherland, Shand, Paul, Wiener, Price, Davidson
Row 3: Campbell, Miller, Kimmel, Greb, Hughes, Mclntyre, MacArthur, Aderman.
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Right to left: Iohn Graves, Bill Mcrrtin, Warner Dcrvis, Merry Martin, Iohn Fink, lim Ehmcm
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Sitting: Mugill, Sommer, Dr. Smith, Honey, Venturi.
Standing: Brycm, Armstrong, Short, Curry, Tipion, Brciuer, Miller.
SIGMA ALPHA IGTA
From left to right. first row: I. Matthews, E. Timmons, D. Cope.
Second Row: M. I. Farley, Betty Alexander, A. Baxter, I. lsringhausen, C. Rogers, I. Figge,
B. L. Kriege.
Third Row: M. Cunningham, D. Danni, A. M. Holtgreve, M. Langdon, I. Rule, M. Menk, I.
Vaughan, I. Knight, M. Attaway.
Fourth Row: E. Heideman, M. Winings, E. Goodrich, M. A. Daigh, G. Schweizer, N. I.
President ................... Evelyn Timmons
Vice-President .................... Doris Cope
Secretary .............., Norma Iean Bingmcrn
Corresponding Secretary ..... Betty Alexander
Treasurer .................. Eunice Heideman
Eight girls, including Evelyn Timmons, official
representative, attended the SAI National Con-
vention in the Hotel Statler at Detroit, Michigan,
during August, marking the 45th anniversary of
the founding of SAI.
At the beginning of school this year the
SAl's and Phi Mu's gave a get-acquainted
party for all conservatory students. This party
marked the opening of the conservatory lounge
and served as a pre-rush party for both organi-
Sigma Alpha lota presented Elizabeth Travis,
a member of the Conservatory faculty, in a
piano concert on Friday, October l0, in Albert
Taylor Hall. The concert was highlighted by
the presence of Annis Fuleihan who composed
one of her selections, "Air and Fugue on
The SAI's presented an Arabian musical skit
on the homecoming variety show in October
featuring Iacqueline Matthews as soloist.
A series of rush parties followed completion
of the first nine weeks of school and was cli-
maxed by the Annual Rose Tea given by the
alumnae in the home of Mrs. Byron Merris. On
December 13, the following music students were
pledged: Marie Hackman, Betty Bissey, Doris
Bailey, Virginia Wilson, Iean Syfert, Betty Far-
ley, Carol Orr, Betty Miller, Shirley Smith,
Martha Soffas, Iune Schroeder, Iean Davis,
During second semester a musical program
was given for the official visit of province presi-
dent, Wilna Moffett. A Vesper Service at West-
minister Presbyterian Church, an assembly
program, the American Contemporary Music-
ale, Pledge Recital, Monthly Musicales, and
Pan I-lel Sing were other events of the year. A
Senior Farewell Banquet was given honoring
graduates of l948. Phi Mu Alpha-Sigma Alpha
Iota exchanges and the annual Bose Dance, a
spring formal, constituted the social activities
for the group.
PHI MU ALPHA
Left to right. first row: fat pianol Bearden, I. R., Ritscher, R. C.
Second Row: Yonker, R., Cook, L., Sanner, S., Keelin, I., Hayden, B. K., Eckmann, C. T.,
Heckler, W., Iordon, E.
Third Row: Wolff, C., Rutherford, G. W., Keener, R., Price, I. H., Peebles, R. A., Davis, R.,
Shuff, R., Roberts, R.
Fourth Row: Smallwood, E., Kirby, G., Logan, A., Gay, B., Bradford, R. C., Eadie, I. M.,
Poisel, D., Hawkins, L.
President ..............,...,... Bearden, I. R.
Vice-President ,.... .... H ayden, B. K.
Secretary ....... . . .Ec1anan, C. T.
Treasurer ......,.............. Bradford. T. C.
Warden P. M. ................,....... Gay. B.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a campus organiza-
tion devoted to music students and other musi-
:ians attending the conservatory and university.
Naturally, the members of Phi Mu Alpha are
in the limelight of nearly every musical activity.
On the campus and in town the Phi Mu's have
Won a reputation for musical excellence.
On the campus, the Phi Mus provided music
for the Homecoming Variety Show. This in-
cluded a fine dance band which played two
Stan Kenton compositions, a novelty by Ralph
Stillwell and a vocal by Archer Logan. The
annual Phi Mu all-American show, a program
of American music presented every year by
the organization, was especially outstanding
this year. American music was played and
sung by prominent soloists and ensembles in a
revue with several novelty and comedy acts.
The production was given by all of the actives
and pledges of Phi Mu Alpha and was written
and directed by members of Phi Mu. The theme
of the revue was the age-old conflict between
popular and classical music and included a
few side references to the Petrillo record ban.
During the Christmas season a group of Phi
Mu's sang especially prepared Christmas carols
at various places around the campus and in
town. Some places included in the caroling
were Macon County Hospital, Dr. Malone's
residence and all of the fraternity and sorority
houses. This is the second year the Phi Mu's
have helped establish the Christmas spirit and
they hope to make caroling an annual event.
Phi Mu Alpha is acquiring a reputation off
campus through the activities of various mem-
bers who are prominent in town. Archer Logan
has been heard many times in Decatur and is
soloist at the First Presbyterian Church. Ioe
Bearden's dance orchestra is becoming well-
known among citizens of Decatur, having
played a number of club dates as well as cam-
pus dances. Other members who are promin-
ent in local dance bands are lack Eadie, Dick
Ritcher and Bruce Hayden.
Under the able direction of Mr. Howard Akers, the Concert Band has
taken a prominent place in Millikin activities. Besides helping to spur our
football team on, the band took part in the Homecoming pep rally and parade
and ended the first part of the year with a Christmas concert on December 14.
On April 23 the band participated in a concert and show called "Millikin
Musical Moods" at Kintner Gym. This show was sponsored by the Decatur
Lions Club. Also on this date, the band gave a concert for all the students
of Decatur schools at Kintner Gym. A Spring tour was made by the band
to surrounding towns after these performances and a brilliant season was
ended by the Annual Spring Concert in May. The student body also looked
forward to several assemblies of which the band was in charge.
The band now numbers 80 fine musicians who have done much toward
maintaining school spirit as well as furnishing this vicinity with fine music.
Without the capable and enthusiastic direction of Mr. Akers, the band
would probably not have accomplished the many things that it has this year.
The band has just recently ordered new uniforms for next year and Mr. Akers
still has high hopes of securing even more equipment which will enable the
band to do even finer work in the future.
The Millikin choir, under the able direction of William R. Fischer, has
had a very successful year. The greatly increased enrollment now numbers
ll5. The choir has faithfully appeared in Chapel throughout the year, as well
as presenting the Messiah at the Masonic Temple in December and the annual
Spring Concert in Taylor Hall.
The choir trip, most important event of the year, was again cancelled due
to the housing shortage, but in its place the choir took short one-day trips to
neighboring towns. These trips were enjoyed by all, but everyone is still
anticipating the traditional choir trip in the near future.
An additional honor was paid to the choir when Mr. Fischer, baritone,
won the prelirninaries and finally represented the State of lllinois in a nation-
wide contest at Carnegie Hall on February 22.
Mr, Fischer's sense of humor and understanding nature toward the choir
Were an inspiration to all who worked under him. Without his loyalty and
interest, the choir would not have been so successful in all that they undertook.
A great deal of credit should be given to both the choir and Mr. Fischer for
their outstanding contribution.
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Left to right: Carol Miller, Io Anne Kastrup, Mollie Bence, Beverly Stickel, Mrs. Ruth Mcrx-
well, Marion Menk, Mary lane Farley, Barbara Hackman, lune Figge, Mary Lou Schulte,
Helen Louise Ioynt.
First Semester Second Semester
President ............... Io Anne Kcrstrup President ................ Beverly Stickel
Vice-President. . . ...... Beverly Stickel Vice-President ......... Barbara Hackman
Secretary ..... . . .Betty Anne Belshaw Secretary ...... ,...... M arion Menk
Treasurer ..... ........ M arion Menk Treasurer .... .... M ary Iane Farley
Publicity .... .... M ary lane Farley Publicity ..... .... I o Anne Kastrup
The Council is composed of the president and rushing chairman of each
of the five sororities. Dean Maxwell serves as advisor to the group.
The work of Panhellenic consists mainly in planning the fall rushing sched-
ule and supervising the rushing period in regard to regulations set up for the
benefit of all organizations represented. All matters concerning Greek organi-
zations are settled by the Womens Panhellenic Council and the men's Inter-
Panhellenic's purpose is to bring about co-operation between campus
groups. A reception for all new women students was the first of the council's
activities last fall, and Panhellenic will start plans for a dance sponsored by
the sororities and fraternities. As is tradition, this spring the council presented
the annual Pan-Hel sing, which has become one of the major campus events.
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First row: CLeft to righti P. Reding, I. Riggs, S. Bergeron, B. Hoshaeur, M. L. Irish, M. I. Farley,
M. V. May, S. Miller, P. Lindsay, I. Brennan, M. Althouse.
, Second row: CLeft to right! D. Carver, I. Harris, M. Singleton, I. Beck, B. McLean, H. L. Ioynt,
B. Miller, R. Daws, I. Faulkner, M. Anderson, Mrs. Byrd Forsyth.
Third Row: fLeft tohrightl I. Purdue, I. Young, B. Brannan, M. Shorthose, E. Schmalfuss, P.
Stone, G. Schweizer, B. Etnoyer, M. Gregor, N. Kile, B. Farley.
President ................... Mary Iane Farley
Vice-President .... ..... M ary Louise Irish
Secretary ....... .... M ary Virginia May
Corres.-Sec'y ..................... Iulie Young
Treasurer ................. Berneice Hoshauer
The Alpha Chi's started off a busy year by
having Mary Louise lrish elected vice-presi-
dent of the Senior Class, one of the only two
girls who held class office this year. Other
prominent members included Elizabeth Schmal-
fuss, a sophomore, one of the feminine leads
in the Town and Gown play "Ten Little Indi-
ans," Pat Stone serving as vice-president of
W.A.A., Pat Beding as vice-president of the
Home Economics Club, and Iulie Young as
secretary of the Student Council.
At the beginning of the year a tea was given
to introduce the new house mother, Mrs. Byrd
Forsyth, to students and faculty. Other social
events included a picnic for our adviser, Mr.
Ralph Allan, and a twin sweater dance at the
Chapter house. At Homecoming time a dinner
was held in honor of the alums.
Christmas was a busy time for all. The
Christmas Formal preceded by a buffet dinner
at the chapter house highlighted the holiday
season. On December l4 a party was given
for children from the Welfare Home.
The Chapter has also been interested this
year in bettering inter-fraternity relationships
on campus and as one of our projects, we gave
a slumber party for other Greeks on campus.
The spring formal was held in April at the
Scovill Country Club with Ben Braclley's Orch-
estra playing. The year was brought success-
fully to an end with the annual recognition
banquet in honor of the senior girls.
DELTA DELTA DELTA
Back Row: I. Halberg, L. Ponewash, V. Lane, M. Macnab, D. Morine, P. Bridgewater, I.
Duby, N. Spence, H. McEvoy, L. Iackson.
Third Row: C. Frink, I. Ahlers, E. Bolz, D. Latham, M. A. Trierweiller, F. Chambers, I. Suther-
land, D. McArthur, M. Aulabaugh, G. Hartwich, I. Bunchrnan, C. Cole.
Second How: M. Morthlond, V. Happel, E. Quinn, I. Kastrup, Mrs. Ioseph C. Weinand, I.
Harding, C. Miller, D. Koehler, I. Renowden.
First Row: I. Hover, I. Williams, I. Magnuson, B. Simmons, S. Cosgrove, A. Mclntyre, I. Rudin.
President ,.................. Io Anne Kastrup
Vice-President .... .,.... I ane Duby
Secretary ....... ..... E unice Bolz
Treasurer ....................... Ellen Quinn
Three large light bulbs shone out through a rainy homecoming weekend
presenting a bright welcome for Tri Delta alums who returned to the chapter
house to see many old college friends. The Weekend was truly a success with
house decorations receiving honorable mention and the float, "Trim Wesleyan,"
winning second place. The traditional chapter events, such as the Pledge
dance, Thanksgiving Eve. Founders Day Banquet, the Tri Delta winter formal,
and the Christmas Pine Party for the alliance and mothers' group, made up
the first semesters activities highlighted by a Christmas party for the girls
from the Welfare Home.
The second semester activities included a spring formal and an all-campus
benefit bridge party for the scholarship fund, all senior Women attended the
Pansy Breakfast in Iune. Those who announced engagements and coming
marriages walked under the heavily laden Pansy Arch which has become a
part of commencement week at Millikin.
Iulia Magnuson represented Tri Delta in dramatics and Io Anne Kastrup
Was in Pi Mu Theta. Io Anne was also chosen for membership in Who's
Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Others were
active in various committees, intramurals, and departmental clubs.
PI BETA PHI
First Row fleft to rightl: M. Kendall, S. Lukey, G. Weidner, L. Shand, C. Orr, I. Iackson, D.
Osgood, S. Hayes.
Second Row fleft to rigl-ntl: M. I. Dwyer, I. Roney, N. Cannon, K. McKeown, B. Stickel, M. L.
Pease, D. I. Baker, A. Traver, G. Dawson.
Third Row fleft to rightl: N. Corrington, R. M. Buchmann, E. L. Buchmann, M. Wilkes.
Fourth Row fleft to rightl: B. Godwin, B. Miller, P. Iones, C. Hendrix, I. Stenzel, G. Granert,
M. A. Daigh, I. Weilepp, C. Goltra, L. Scherer, M. Colean, N. Sommer, I. Westlund.
Fifth Row fleft to rightl: R. Richardson, B. McMillan, M. Proffitt, M. Bence, B. Hall, M .A.
Iohnson, L. Brown, D. R. Baujan, I. Catlin, D. Geissler, M. Billman.
President ................ Beverly Stickel
Vice-President ..... Rose Marie Buchmcmn
Corr.-Secretary ...... Katherine McKeown
Record.-Secretary. .Emmy Lee Buchmann
Treasurer ............ Mary Leigh Pease
A blinking bunny and a huge top hat took
first place float honors for Pi Beta Phi for the
fifth consecutive year. The slogan "Millikin's
Magic Touch-Downs Wesleyan" opened a so-
cial year featuring the Pi Phi "magic touch" in
The semi-annual pledge and initiation
dances were held at the chapter house and
in fall the pledge class entertained pledges
of other Greek societies at a precedent-shat-
tering "jeans tea." In October the chapter gave
a banquet for various faculty members in honor
of Mr. Byron M. Kerns, faculty fraternity ad-
Three senior members, Beverly Stickel,
Emmy Lee Buchmann, and Bose Marie Buch-
mann were listed in "Who's Who in American
Colleges and Universities." Beverly was in the
court of the Homecoming Queen and president
of the Panhellenic Council. Emmy was treas-
urer of Conant and Promotion Chairman for
President .................. Mollie Bence
Vice-President .... ......... An n Daigh
Corr.-Secretary ......... Ruth Richardson
Record.-Secretary ...... Mary lane Dwyer
Treasurer ..............., Gloria Grcmert
Homecoming, and Rosie was vice-president of
Conant and Pi Mu Theta and treasurer of
Beverly McMillan served as society editor
of the Decaturian and Mary Alice Iohnson was
circulation manager. Mary Alice was also
secretary-treasurer of Pi Kappa Delta, debate
society. Ann Daigh was editor of the S.A.l.
magazine and Nancy Cannon vice-president of
the Spanish Club. Katherine McKeown served
as business manager of the 1948 Millidek.
Shortly before Christmas, "Rowdy," a pure-
bred dachshund-fox terrier, arrived at the Pi
Phi house and completely took charge, living
up to his name in every conceivable degree.
Biggest events of the season, as always,
were the Orlando Christmas Formal and the
May Dinner-Dance at Scovill Country Club
with Iohnny Bruce's orchestra furnishing the
musical background, and ending another great
Pi Phi year.
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Backrow: B. Ranney, M. Sullivan, M. Shaw, C. Luhr, B. Price, L. Weir, G. Tolladay, I. Best,
I. Hudson, V. Brdeclca, C. Rogers, I. Theile.
Third row: D. Peterson, N. Smith, E. Goodrich, M. Winslow, E. Weaver, N. Hoest, M. Cun-
ningham, F. Kimmel, M. Brandt, B. Marquardt, I. Whitmer, C. Gneckow, F. Weiner, S.
Second row: D. Durbin, P. Shurnate, M. Shimer, I. Graham, I. Meisner, M. Menk, I. Cornwell,
I. Rule, B. Shulte, S. Gilman.
First row: M. Alice, M. Brown, I. Keninitz, B. Sarver, M. Fish, G. Weaver, I. Kemp, L. Peck,
M. Shimer, M. Auer, A. Appleman, C. Klinefelter.
President .................. Marian Menk
Vice-President. . . . . .Ioan Meisner
Secretary ..... ..... I one Grahmn
Treasurer. .... .... I ecm Comwell
The Zetas began a very busy and successful
year with an Open House Tea for the new
house mother, Mrs. O. S. Cardwell, on October
5. This was followed by another Open House
Tea on October 9, for all the sororities and
The pledge dance on October 15 began the
first of several dances given by the Zetas in
the school year. The theme was a Baby Ball
honoring the youngsters of the sorority. On
December 15 the Christmas formal was held
at Scovill's Club House, using Candy Cones
as a novel theme of decorating.
Homecoming, on November l was an out-
standing event for the Zeta Tau Alphas for it
was the marking of the thirty-fifth anniversary
of the founding of Tau chapter at Millikin.
Patsy Shumate, a Zeta senior, was chosen
President .................... Iune Figge
Vice-President .... .... El inor Goodrich
Secretary ....... ...... I can Kemp
Treasurer .... .... I ulia Hudson
Homecoming Queen by Iimmy Dorsey. The
Zetas previously had received the Outstanding
Booth trophy for the W.S.S.F. carnival.
Iune Figge and Ioan Meisner were listed in
"Whos Who in American Colleges and Uni-
versities." Ioan Meisner was also co-editor' of
the Decaturian, President of Pi Kappa Delta,
honorary debate fraternity, and lst Vice-Presi-
dent of German Club. Iune Figge and Marcia
Shimer served as Cheerleaders. Patsy Shumate
was president of W.A.A. and of Tau Chi Pi.
Cornelia Klinefelter was Secretary of Tau Chi
The Zeta Active dance started the social
events of the second semester on March 2. On
May 8, the Spring Formal, to the theme of
"Temptation," was held at Scovill Country Club
with Bill Oetzel's orchestra.
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Weill, lane Wasson.
President .... ......... B arbcxra Hackman
Treasurer. . , ...... lane Wasson
Secretary. . . .... Betty Ann Belshcrw
Activities began for the Theta U's with a hayride in Cctober in honor of
the pledges. This was followed by a pledge dance at the Staley Club I-louse.
Cn November 9, Theta Upsilon, along with the other sororities on campus,
held an open house to which all Millikin students and faculty were invited.
The alumnae, actives, pledges, and mothers met in December for their
traditional Christmas party.
Founders Day was celebrated on Ianuary Zl with a dinner in the Decatur
Club. At this time an announcement was made to the alumnae that at the
end of the first semester the charter of Gamma Alpha chapter at Iames Millikin
University would be Withdrawn. This decision was reached by a vote of the
National Council upon recommendation by the active chapter.
IN TER-F RATERNITY COUNCIL
From left to right. Standing: Cecil Walker TKE, George Gilmore DSP, Dean C. L. Miller.
Sitting: Bill Drennan TKE, Mr. Olsen, Dr. Smith, Les Baker DSP, Paul Tolly DSP, Richard
Griffith TKE, Mr. Lancaster, Ralph Wilcox SAE, Bill Rotz SAE, Iames A. Teckenbrock SAE.
The Inter-Fraternity Council is made up of
three members from each fraternity along with
the respective faculty advisers. Dean Miller
acts as representative for the administration.
The purpose of the Inter-Fraternity Council is
to promote good will and to bring about a
better understanding on matters concerning
the fraternities and the administration. Its pow-
ers are limited to advisory capacity except on
subjects pertaining directly to the lnter'-Fratern-
ity Council. The only officers of the Council are
Treasurer, George Gilmore, and Secretary,
In the Spring of '47, the Council sponsored
a banquet in honor of the basketball team. The
dinner was highly successful, followed by an
equally interesting address by Coach Leo
Iohnson of University of Illinois. This function
is to be an annual affair sponsored by the Inter-
One of the main events of the year was the
Inter-Fraternity Ball held in March, 1947. The
three fraternities and Phi Mu Alpha joined in
planning and attending the dance held in the
Masonic Temple. The dance was financed by
each fraternity on the basis of the number of
men in each. By popular request the Ball is to
be given each year in the spring term, as was
done this year.
The Council also keeps in constant Contact
with other Inter-Fraternity Councils on other
campuses. lt keeps abreast with new ideas in
matters concerning Greek organizations. This
fall an exchange dinner was held at the De-
catur Club with the Inter-Fraternity Council of
Illinois Wesleyan as guests. The purpose was
to facilitate better understanding between the
two schools. lt was agreed that rivalry was to
be placed on a purely competitive basis and
we take pride in saying that it was accoin-
plished successfully. "A lot of friends can be
made over a cup of coffee" and, keeping that
in mind, the Councils at Illinois Wesleyan and
Millikin Sponsored a "coffee hour" before the
basketball game so that the students from both
campuses could become better acquainted.
"Co-operation plus" was accomplished this
year and the Council looks forward to continu-
ing this progressive leadership for the unifica-
tion of Greek interests.
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DELTA ICMA PHI .
First Row: H. Swift: W. Day: P. Connour: R. Mueller: A. Kashetska: D. Andrews: E. Novack: G.
Boadbear: R. Engle: W. Andrews: K. Gehrig.
Second Row: A. Loving: G. Chiligiris: F. Smith: H. Brown: R. Wells: W. Reedy: P. Tolly: A. Burwell: R.
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Green: G. Gi more: . a er: . o inson: . rms rong: . ay or: . oore: . aen.
Third How: W. Guess: Q. Hopkins: I, Marchisello: C. Simmons: C. Frye: D. Dolan: G. Altholf: I. Fair-
banks: R. Emst: F. Keller: I. Noland: G. Merrimac: C. Dial: W. Seeber: I. Stollard: W. Smith: W.
Sutton: R. Fleming.
Fourth Row: K. Davidson: P. Petard: H. Forrester: I. Taylor: M. Pensinger: R. Utterback: R. Kennedy: L.
lglakegefh Di1CalbeW1g. Naughton: I. Danforth: D. Robinson: R. Scherer: L. Wornac: R. McCarty: I.
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1r: . ue .er: I. 1 rams.
Fifth Row: I. Morrissey: B. White: K. Shroeder: W. Thomas: D. Dare: I. Hale: I. Dunnell: H. Bowen: I.
Snoke: K. Haddock: R. Hesse: C. Cottrell: E. Schaefer: P. Berry: I. Waltrip: P. Davidson: L. Pacioni:
A. Lotz: T. Isley.
President ............ George B. Gillmore
ViceePresident ......,....... Lester Baker
Secretary ............... Robert D. Green
Treasurer ................... Iames Kens
Because of one of the most successful rush-
ing seasons in history, Alpha Lambda chapter
of Delta Sigma Phi opened the year with a
The traditional pledge dance in the fall
started the social season with a swing, or is it
"swat" Not to be outdone, the pledges retali-
ated by giving a hayride for the active chapter,
complete with cider, song, moon, and blazing
A Mexican Christmas was the surprise theme
of the winter formal at the Orlando, providing
a novel and exciting way to distribute the
dance favors. St. Patricks Day brought the
first record dance of the new semester with
decorations, theme, and spirit in keeping with
the tradition of the Irish. The May formal was
a complete success-bringing to a perfect close
another successful Delta Sig year.
Don "Coon" Shroyer was selected on the
albconference gridiron team and was further
honored by being elected as captain for the
1948 grid squad. Besides Shroyer, Bill Smith,
President ........,...... Robert D. Green
Vice-President ....... Maurice Armstrong
Secretary ............... Russell Mueller
Treasurer ................ William Smith
Don Ferrette, Ioe Naughton, Les Blakeney, Iess
Snoke, and Bill Tiffin starred on the football
ln basketball, Toby Althoff, high scorer of
last year's championship squad, and Bud Or-
mand, Bill Day, and Dutch Esker sparked the
Big Blue in their conference title defense.
Brother Althoff was selected on the Beloit
tournament all-star squad.
Delta Sigma Phi is also taking the lead on
the Decaturian with Denny Pease as editor and
Iirn Williams as business manager.
The big emphasis is being laid on building
for the future. So far, extensive repair and
remodeling work has been done on the house,
a complete paint job being the main project
during the summer' vacation. Financially, the
chapter is in better shape than ever, The
"Spirit" of Delta Sigma Phi, that nebulous
something that has made it outstanding among
campus organizations, is once more running
at a level comparable to that of pre-War years.
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Front row, left to right: R. Graves, R. Williams, D. Lindsay, L. Irish, D. Carr, R. McNeilly, Alph, W. Flora,
T. Miller, R. Kerwin, D. Behnke, O. Shurncrte, R. Keeler, A. DeWitt.
Second row. left to right: R. Munsie, I. Hazelrigg, R. Pensinger, I. Smith, I. Connor, R. Murray, E. Mal-
erich, R. Wilcox, E. Foster, I. Teckenbrock, H. Osgood, R. Miller, I. Hart, C. Wolfl, W. Helme, D. Petty.
Third row, left to right: S. Sargent, R. Rund, W. Cannon, R. Munsie, R. Harlan, R. Roach, R. Erwin, W.
ginElis,kH. B. Walters, I. Wills, I. Wilson, R. Collins, L. McGown, W. Saas, P. Wildrnan, W. Roney,
. a e.
Fourth row. left to right: D. Long, R. Underhill, C. Kronmiller, C. Norman, I. Murphy, I. Keck, I. Hitt, K.
Griess, H. Mitchell, W. Dickinson, C. Iohnson, I. Alexander, H. Pritchett, I. Malerich, R. Willhite, I.
Galvin, R. Brian, R. Gilason.
President ................... Skip Wilcox
Vice-President ..... ..... B ob Gilason
Secretary ......... ...... E cl Foster
Corres.-Secretary. . . .... Earl Malerich
Treasurer ......... ........ R oger Sallee
Pledgemaster .... .... I im Teckenbrock
Yes, 1948 was a good year for Millikin and
also a good year for the Illinois Delta Chapter
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
The first dance of the season, held at Scovill's
With an "Esquire" theme. The highlight of the
first semester, however, was the "Winter
Mezzo" held at the Orlando.
The Sig Alphs contributed greatly to the
sports of I.lVl.U, Captain Dutch Denton, with
Bed Iohnson, Bill Dickinson, Bill Botz, Iohn
Keck, and Duane Palmer, did much to bring
about the Big Blues' somewhat successful foot-
ball season. As cooler winter and basketball
came, Bob Murray, Dale Long, Iohn Malerich,
and Don Williams began pounding the hard-
wood for their Alma Mater. Track season
brought lim Alexander, Tom Harlan, Iohn
Keck, Duane Palmer, Don Williams, and Bill
Dickinson into the middle of Millikin's sport
scope, The greatest of all American sports pro-
President .....,............ Bud Norman
Vice-President .... ....... I oe Wills
Secretary .......... .... B ob Wilson
Corres.-Secretary .... ......... I im Hitt
Treasurer ................., Roger Sallee
Pledgemasters .... ..... H oward Mitchell
vided Earl Malerich with an opportunity to
display his talents at the plate and in right
Homecoming proved to be a good occasion
for the Sig Alphs. Iim Teckenbrock and Bob
Gilason were the student Homecoming co-
chairmen. The credit for the victorious house
decorations must be given to Dan Petty and
lack Hart and Don Williams were selected by
the University for "Who's Who Among Students
in American Universities and Colleges." Iack
was given further honors by being elected
president of Millikin's Student Council. Sigma
Alpha Epsilon has excelled in the field of pub-
lications, placing Dan Petty and Iim Tecken-
brock as Co-Editors of the l948 Millidek.
The members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon have
enjoyed the year of l948 and are looking for-
ward to even more pleasant years to come.
TAU KAPPA EPSILON
From left to right. first row: A. Dammann, I. Meikle, R, Wright, G. Cotton, D. Sherwood, H. Scott, R.
Young, P. Hall, R. Harris, R. Guthrie.
Second Row: R. Roberts, I. Abrell, R. Bunn, K. Wilson, I. Harshman, R. Schmalz, P. Freischlag, R. Beh-
rend, I. Rybolt, I. Raupp, H. Burke, I. Iohnson.
Last Row: L. Watson, R. Horney, I. Sparks, D. Schroll, R. Coutant, N. Calhoun, G. Alderson, F. Conville,
L. Wiss, B. Belmer, G. Ash, D. Ruddock. R. Strain, W. Strain, G. Ryherd, A. Sarran, W. Drennan, I.
Morrison, F. Tresch, W. Krigbaum, W. Sutherland, S. Eatherly, C. Wadzita, B. Wessel, I. Bolen, D.
Boyd, W. Conyer, C. Walker, I. Allen.
President ........... William A. Drerman
Vice-President ............ Irving Iohnson
Secretary ..... . . .Scott Eatherly
Treasurer ...... ...... C ecil Walker
Pledgemaster .... . . .Richard Ryherd
1947-48 has been one of the top years in
Beta members became active previous to
the beginning of the school year by attending
the TKE National Conclave at Champaign,
Illinois, on the fourth of September.
Beta's Open-l-louse ended the Wonder and
suspense aroused about the interior of the
recently remodeled chapter house. Approxi-
mately 25U visitors Were guests. The extensive
remodeling enabled Beta to accommodate a
larger number of out-of-town men as Well as
making possible more week-end social events.
I. L. Iohnson, social chairman, was in charge
of the big open-house activities.
A mechanical scarecrow greeted the guests
at Beta's traditional autumn dance, the Harvest
Hop. Ianet Westlund and Ierry Wiedenkeller
did an impromptu dance. Another highlight of
the "Hop" Was the crowning of Bob King With
a pineapple pie by Maribeth Ward.
President .................,. Fred Tresch
Vice-President. . . .... Charles Adamson
Secretary .... ..... I ames Meilcle
Treasurer ...... ...... I ack Bolen
Pledgemaster .... ..... C y Wadzita
ln the field of sports, especially on the foot-
ball field, the old TKE iron-bound gridders
ploughed up the practice field and trampled
their opponents to Win a glorius victory, namely
a 5 and l record. The mighty pledge team,
featuring Al Sarran and Bruce Belmer, was
untied and unscored upon. Bill Krigbaum Was
The ultimate achievement in Teke social
events was the "Snow Ball" which was held
Ianuary l7 at the Decatur Club. This Winter
formal was highlighted by Beta escorts pre-
senting their dates With an orchid and a gold
The misty atmosphere and costumes brought
forth the typical mood of the French Cafe party
with Bob Garvin and Nelson Calhoun as feat-
ured entertainers. Another event of the evening
was a French Can-Can dance by Gene Cotton,
Kenneth Westenhaver, and Iim Meikle.
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Athletic Director Marshall Wells ended his fifth year
as gridiron coach for the Big Blue with fair success.
Within one Week after school started, there were 75
gridders on the field Working out under his guidance.
With Wells directing on the sidelines and Captain "Dutch"
Denton on the field, Millikin came through With a record
of three Wins, four losses, and a scoreless tie with their'
old rival Wesleyan, to place sixth in the Little Nine
For the fourth consecutive year the Big Blue success-
fully defended their basketball crown. Ralph Allen took
over the vacancy left by Don Lindeberg last year and
moulded Althoff, Steagall, Williams, Shea, and Boot into
a Well balanced machine that won several thrilling ball
games by the margin of a few points. National recog-
nition Was denied the Big Blue though, as they dropped
a three point decision to Southern at Carbondale District
Prank Poneta, former I.M.U. athlete, stepped from the
ranks of player to that of coach as he took over the
management of Millikin intramural activities and direc-
tion of the Big Blue diamond squad. Eight lettermen re-
mained froni last year's conference championship team.
The resignation of Marshall Wells as Director of Ath-
letics was announced last February. He accepted a po-
sition as football line coach at the University of Colorado.
Ralph Allen, highly successful in his first year at I.M.U.,
was named as his successor.
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lst row, left to right: Iohnson, Rotz, Martini, Staley, Allen, Denton, Shroyer,
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R ' 'lk 2nd row: Iohn Venturi, McEvers, Snake, Etter, Ferrette, Sutton, Ioe Venturi,
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' 3rd row: Dickinson, Sanders, Shelton, Ambler, Albin, Wells, Palmer, Ashley,
4th row: McFadden, Tiffin, Blakeney, Green, Vaughn, Allen, Poneta, Wells
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Millikin's 1947 football team was directed
from the bench by head coach Marsh Wells,
while guard Herschel "Dutch" Denton was the
Big Blues leader on the playing field,
"Dutch" was known for his untiring spirit
and enduring drive which made him a valuable
link in Coach Wells's line.
HBV? S - lst row, left to right: Dugan, Wills, Lockmiller, Durlan.
C fi 2nd row: Cottrell, Ells, Boyer, Berry, Hardy, Beknind, Durcholtz,
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The Big Blue, co-champions of the College
Conference of lllinois, wound up one of their
most successful seasons with l8 wins and 7
losses for a season's average of .72O.
During the 47-48 campaign the Blue cagers
pounded the hoops for l4l4 points, to come
up with a game average of 60.6.
Scott Steagall contributed the most points
to this total by dropping in 299 markers in the
seasor1's play. 5
Millikin started off the season with a rush,
rolling over Principia 73-42 and Elmhurst 60-43,
but then hit the skids and fell into their one
and only losing streak. They lost to Normal,
Eastern, Southern, and Cape Girardeau in
They did not hit the victory trail until they
won over Arkansas State in a charity game at
The Big Blue then entered the Beloit tour-
nament and eliminated Ripon and Washburn
before bowing to Beloit in the tourney windup.
Returning home, the Millikin cagers took
revenge for their previous loss to Southern by
giving them a 7l-52 drubbing. The Blue
lengthened their victory string to four in a
row before losing to lllinois College 52-43.
After this defeat the Big Blue ran up their
biggest win streak of the season by taking the
remaining eight games. They toppled power-
ful Eastern, North Central, Western, Wesleyan,
Principia, Lake Forest, Augustana, and Car-
In the second Principia game Ralph Allen's
cagers ran up their seasons largest win mar'-
gin by crushing them 85-46. '
Millikin, by virtue of the conference cham-
pionship, entered the N.l.A.B. district playoff
at Carbondale. ln the first game of the tour-
nament the Big Blue had an easy time de-
feating Quincy College, 53-39, but then lost out
when Southern won the championship game
by three points 61-58.
Althoff and Steagall brought honors to the
Millikin campus when they were selected by
the Collegiate Magazine as the members of
the all Mid-West basketball team for minor'
colleges. Althoff was also selected as one of
the first five on the all-conference team, and
Williams and Steagall were on the second
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Coach Ralph Allen started the 1948 track season with only eight re-
turning letterinen and a host of untried underclassmen. The returning letter
Winners were Don Williams, who shares the conference pole vault record,
Bob Etter, holder of Millikin shot put record, Tom Harlan, half rnilerg Duane
McCall, dash man, Otis Vaughn, halt miler, Bill Dickinson, shot putter, Ed
Schaefer, hurdles, and Don Mowen, broad and high jump.
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Front row: Vaughn, McCarthy, McCurio, Cain, Boyer, Lindsey,
Slocum, Frushour, Gribben, Ash, Calhert, Cottrell, Lester,
McCall, D. Ambler, and Pringle.
Back row: Phillips, Wills, Murray, Siders, Hcxrlcn, Albin, Gil-
more, Leschewslci, Kennedy, Schroll, Henry, Durcholz,
Dickinson, Allen, Schaefer, Alexander, cmd Couch Allen.
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are protecting Mi11ikin's undefeated
match play of last season.
KLUGA TEES OFF!
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Frank Poneta's charges were defending the Little Nine Conference Cham-
pionship which was Won last year. Millikin was undefeated in conference
play. From last yeaT's title holders are eight lettermen. Quent Hopkins,
Toby Althoff, Dave Hopkins, Iohn Roy, Ralph Hopkins, Earl Malerich, Rex
Hopkins, and lim Williams formed nucleus for this year's squad.
Dave Hopkins was named field captain for the l948 season.
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Bill Dcxy, Red Roy, Toby Althoff, Dove Hopkins, Earl
Mcrlerich, Iim Williams, Rex Hopkins.
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BASEBALL TEAM LIIVIBERS UP IN SPRING PRACTICE
Normal There 5
Northern Here 3
Eastern Here 6
St. Louis University There 9
Shurtleff Ther'e 2
Illinois College Here 2
Carthage There 22
Shurtleff Here -...
Illinois Wesleyan There .l
North Central Here
St. Louis University Here -.1
Illinois College There
Chicago There ...i
Lake Forest There i...
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Carthage Here 1.
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lllinois Wesleyan Here 1-
Cheerleaders Raise Team Morale
Top row: lim Meikle, lack Dunnell, Dick Shuff
Front row: Iune Figge, Donna Clayton, Marcia Shirner, Io
In this most successful
athletic year, the task of the
cheerleaders has been all-
important, keeping morale
at its highest Whether in
sight of victory or defeat.
lack Dunnell and his antics
were famous throughout the
conference. Iune Pigge and
lack were the returning
cheerleaders While the others
were added by student bal-
W. A. AQ
Senior jackets are given
to members of W.A.A. who
have qualified by acquiring
1500 points throughout their
four years' participation in
intramural events. Sports-
Inanship is considered a
sound basis for the award.
The girls receiving jackets
this year, are pictured on
Front sitting. left to right: E. Euch-
rnann, P. Shumate
Back row, left to right: P. Bly-
holder, I. Wasson, I. Fisher, R.
Buchrnann, P. Stone.
W. A. A. Girl
Gladys I-lowett, senior lndependent from
Springfield, was chosen W.A.A. girl for this
year. Gladys served as president of WJ-LA.
and tour years as an intramural manager
and participated in all the activities of the
organization. The basis for the choice of
the W.A.A. girl is determined by scholar-
ship, service to W.A.A,, leadership, skill,
other campus activities, sportsmanship, and
- personality. Gladys was selected by a com-
mittee composed of the adviser, officers, and
the intramural managers of W.A.A. and the
editor of the Millidek.
W. A. A.
The Woman's Athletic Association membership is open
to any Woman in school, and provides opportunity for
participation in social and athletic activities. The intro-
mural program is the most important and prominent
feature of the physical education program. This year the
teams vied with each other to come out on top in speed-
ball, bowling, basketball, volleyball, deck tennis, and
badminton. Dorothy McClure heads the group as ad-
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Patsy Shumate, Zeta Tau Alpha senior from
Decatur, reigned as queen of the largest Home-
coming in lVlillikin's history. She was chosen
by Iiznmy Dorsey and crowned between halves
of the football game by President Eber Spence
of the Millikin Alumni Association. Five girls,
one from each social organization on the
campus, made up her court.
The zeal of the student committees, headed
by co-chairmen Robert Gilason and Iames
Teckenbrock, and the co-operation of alumni
produced a spirit of enthusiasm from the Friday
noon pep assembly to the closing dance of
Timmy Dorsey's orchestra. Hard Work and
planning produced the finest parade of floats
ever sent down the streets of Decatur. Caught
by the spirit of making the l947 Homecoming
the greatest yet, every group outdid previous
house and float decorations in clever, original
ideas. Iudging was difficult with so many ex-
cellent entries. The cup for house decoration
Went to Sigma Alpha Epsilon, to Pi Beta Phi,
the float trophy.
The giant pep-assembly served as the kick-
off to Homecoming Events, followed by the
traditional Freshman-Sophomore scraps. Fri-
day night's bonfire, Talent Show and final pep-
rally set the scene for the spotlighted gridiron
clash with our traditional rival Wesleyan.
Highlighting all events of the l947 Homecom-
ing was the first appearance of a name band
on the Millikin campus, namely Iinimy Dorsey.
One thousand couples jammed the Armory for
the closing event in a successful Homecoming
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Fifteen Millikin students have attained one of the highest honors given
college students all over the United States, that of being listed in the national
publication of the book, "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges
and Universities." This book lists students from all over the country who have
proved themselves outstanding in scholarship and in school affairs, and have
shown promise of maintaining a successful place in future life.
Iune Figge, Ioanne Kastrup, and Don Faith are also listed in the publica-
tion but did not have pictures taken.
TOWN AND GOWN
TEN LITTLE INDIANS
Ten Little Indians, a mystery play by Agatha Christie, was presented by
the Town and Gown Players on November 7th and 8th, l947.
Under the able direction of Dr. L. C. McNabb and assisted by Herbert
Ioys and Ioan Meisner the play fulfilled its purpose of holding the audience
in the utmost suspense right down to the final gun.
The spring production brought forth William Shakespeare's immortal
classic, Iulius Caesar, Dr. McNabb accomplished the huge task of whipping
his army of Gown Players into the grandeur days of Rome, with the assis-
tance of Ioan Knight, Creighton Lewey, and Ioan Meisner.
Mention should be made of the successful job the production staff did
in both plays. The behind the scene cast was as follows:
Willard I-lelme, electrician, Robert Hodges, Walter Roney, stage man-
agers, Amy Alexander and Pauline Blyholder, costuming, Iune Figge and
Marion Menk, properties, Iarold Talbot, Gladys Howett, and William Tull,
scenery design, Mary Shimer, Marnita Kendall, business heads, and Doris
Cope, head usher.
The cast of Ten Little Indians included:
Rogers ........................... William Osgood CGownl
Mrs. Rogers ..... .... M aribeth Ward CGownI
Fred Narracott .... ..... W alter Walker fGownl
Vera Claythorne . , . ..,.. Iean Wakefield CGownJ
Philip Lombard .... ...... R obert King CGownl
Anthony Marston .... .... C harles Spear fGownI
William Blore ..... ........ D enny Pease CGownJ
General McKenzie . . . ........,. Daniel Logan CGownJ
Emily Brent ............. ..... E lizabeth Schmalfuss fGownI
Sir Lawrence Wargrave . . . ......... Tom Richards CTownI
Dr. Armstrong ........., ....... I ohn Tichenor CGoWnI
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Iulius Caesar, classic of the English theater, was presented on March
12th and 13th, 1948. The play consisted of one of the largest casts ever to
appear in a Town and Gown production. The cast was as follows:
Iulius Caesar .......................... ...lorries Hess
Trimuvirs after the death of Caesar
Octavius Caesar ...................... Keith Andrews
Marcus Antonius .....................,.. Herbert Joys
Pindarus, Servant of Cassius ,.......,.. Forrest Tackett
M. Aemilius Lepidus .........,, .... W illiarn Oliver
Cicero .,....,.. ............ .... R o bert Pollard
Publius .......... ,... R obert Bond
Popilius Lena .,....,................,.. Robert Harlan
Conspirators Against Iulius Caesar
Marcus Brutus .......................... Daniel Logan
Cassius ,... ......
Decius Brutus ,....
Metellus Cirnber ..,.
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. . . .Iohn Tichenor
. . . ,Duane Palmer
. . . .Max Roberts
Marullus ,................. ...,........... R obert King
Artemidorus, a teacher of rhetoric ......... Iohn Bowers
A soothsayer ........................., Arnold Kopetz
Cinna, a poet ........................ Willard Osgood
Another Poet ...,...................... Robert Keener
Friends of Brutus and Cassius
Lucilius .......,.,...................... Charles Spear
Titinius ........,........,.............. Robert Harlan
Young Cato ....,
. . . .Max Roberts
Volumnius ...,. ..,. G arrett PGYUS
Servants of Brutus
Varro .... ...,...................... R obert Bond
Clitus ....,. ..................,.... I ohn Tichenor
Claudius .... ...... I ohn Bowers
Strato ...... ,.... .,.. W a lter Walker
Lucius ..................,.... ......, B arbara Hall
Dardanius ........................... Richard Primrner
Calpurnia, Wife to Caesar .,.. Virginia Traughber Meis
Portia, Wife to Brutus .,... . . . .
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lst Citizen .......
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3rd Citizen ........
4th Citizen .......
Servant to Caesar
Servant to Antony
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. . . . . .Forrest Tackett
. . . .lohn Dunnell
... .Richard Ferry
. . . .lohn Dunnell
. , . . . .David Libbin
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. . . . . .Walter Walker
Messenger ......., ...... R obert Weiler
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f William Beeler
Magistrates .... ,l George CGM
l Theodore Miller
l Luther Peek
f Robert Coutant
Soldiers .... I lcmes Ehmcm
l Fred Leach
l Van Wasson
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l Walter Roney
l William Wallace
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Graduates of James Millilcin University
YOUR env IS Youk BUSINESS:
Mosr of you will become business and professional men and women eiiher in
Decarur or in anoiher ciiy. As you become ideniiiied wiih your communiiy, you will
find Thai' your cify is your business, as well as ihe profession or oiher occupalrion by
which you earn your livelihood. You should, and will be expecied 'lo coniribuie your
ihinking and your eiforis io ihe handling oi ihose mailers which will deiermine 'rhe
characier of 'rhe communiiy in which you earn your living and esiablish your home.
You graduaies who choose Decalur for your home 'rown are welcomed for your
you+h, your enihusiasm, your approach +o our communiiy problems, and your willing-
ness io work ioward 'rheir soluiion. A+ ihis commencerneni period of I948, we as
"old cilizensu inviie you 'io Turn your ihoughis +o 'ihe following mariers oi Decaiur's
"unfinished business" . . . mailers which have a viral eiclecl' upon The characier of 'l'he
iuiure Decaiur. We urge you, firsi, 'ro become informed abou? ihem, Then To ioin
orher ciiizens in working on Jrhern for a Greaier Decaiur in which lo live and do
Conserva+ion of Lake Decarur as 'l'he source of fhe ciiy wafer supply
and as a recreafion cen+er
Airporf buildings and air service
Low ren+ housing
Wafer works improvemenfs
Wafer mains ou+side Hue ciiy
Ex+ension of sewers bofh wifhin and oufside 'Phe cify
Annexafion of adiacenf areas which are a par? of ihe Decaiur
Building code revision
Modern s'l'ree'I' lighiing
Developmeni' of a maior s+ree+ and belfline sysfem
Rai' eliminarion, garbage collec+ion and disposal
Adequafe revenue +o provide communi+y services
ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE
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ONE OF TI-IE NECESSITIES OF COLLEGE LIFE
College Supply Store
I22 EAST WILLIAM STREET
L camera supplies-developing-prinling
sIaIione-ry and supplies
for imporlanl clollwes
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NATIONALLY ADVERTISED WATCHES - - - JEWELRY
CASH . . . . CHARGE . . . . or BUDGET
215 E. NORTH X DECATUR' ILL
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RAYCRAFT DRUG STORES
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JAMES A. ARMSWORTH 702 Easi' Wood Sfreef
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SHOES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
55 -2- 35
2I I N. WATER STREET
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No doubt you have often seen and used this handsome and efficient shower
in your home, in hotels, clubs, gyms, etc., yet it is just ONE of many
MUELLER products that contribute daily to your comfort and health.
For almost a century, MUELLER CO. has furnished the Water and Gas
Industries with numerous products and machines to enable them to dis-
tribute water and gas to your homes efficiently, uninterrupledly and eco-
nomically. Most of these items are buried under ground and are never
seen by the average layman but their reputation for dependable perfor-
mance has made MUELLER CO. the outstanding manufacturer in their
field today-a reputation we constantly continue to guard and maintain.
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BROWNIE ROCK WOOL
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Congratulations to All Gracluatesi
MILLIKIN has given you much-
Be sure to ioin Ihe ALUMNI FOUNDATION and
show your gratitude through the years.
IVIOREHGUSE and WELLS CQMPANY
250 East William
On your interest in Decatur vocational education
Build with Brick the Everlasting Material
WOARE BUILDERS SUPPLY CO.
E. M. WOARE DECATUR, ILLINOIS
GEBHART- GU SHARD
The College Shop lsecond floorl is designed
especially io supply 'rhe fashion needs of
Complimenis of ihe
Siealcs, Fried Chicken Baskeis
Sandwiches, I-lol and Cold
Sundaes and Sodas
A Good Place fo Ea+
Millikin women. Ek ik ik
J. S. JOHNSON
One of Decnlurs hes! stores for men ancl
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No ofher Enlrerfainmenf Offers
So Much for So Liiile
HICKEY FREEMAN CLOTHES
BLAKENEY G PLUM
326 NORTH WATER STREET
76 Years of
' "RegisterecIH Diamonds ' Jewelry
' Nationally-Known Makes of Fine Watches
' Sterling Silver ' Hanotba s
' China ' Glassware ' Linens
' Perfume ' Cosmetics
Posts Diamonds Are
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JEWELERS FOR 76 YEARS
MERCHANT AT PRAIRIE STREET DECATUR, ILLINOIS
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LEARN Beaufy Cullure 'F 'I' 4
Gel' Sei' in a Profifable Profession!
The Laura Hallford School of Beaufy Cullure
offers fhe regular six monrh course in beaufy 5
Jrrainingg an advanced and pos+graclua+e f Josephine Slattery
course: also. fhe insfruclors' fraining course. :
You'll be deligh+ecl wi+h our school. Phone or . ,
The Laura Hanford
SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE
546 Norfh Wafer Phone 2-7294
cOmpimen+S of E. D. GUSTIN as SONS
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CAMPUS CLOTHES I47 N. Wafer Sf. - Decaiur, lllinois
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A great name. superior craftsmanship, truly
glorious tone . . . Philco stands at the head
ot its class.
Central Raolio Store
248 North Park
SCHAFFER E9 GLUCK
FURS - CLOTH COATS - SUITS
253 N. Main St.
Class of 1948
I IOI WEST MAIN
For the Distinctive
SUFFERN ARCADE Individual
W. G. TRAVER
l902 N. WATER DECATUR 70, ILL.
Concrele and Hayclile Blocks
0 HOSIERY if
Polly Parrol Shoes for Youngsfers
BLACK 651 C0
Rodgers Slloe Store
Qi-zcatuvfs Exclusive Floorcovering Store
NATIONALLY ADVERTISED LINOLEUM
ARMSTRONG SLOAN GOLD SEAL
BIRD SANDURA MANITEX
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STEEL OR WOOD
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N. Wafer ST. al Eldorado
DECATUR . . . ILLINOIS
Complimenfs of P E R F C T
SWAIN S MYERS, Inc. Potato Chips
Complele Sfore Equipmenl' E
544-552 N. MAIN ST. Made by
+ + l THE FOOD SERVICE
"The Besl' of Everylhing ai' One Place"
BEN R. SLIDER PGM POM
lncluslrial Commercial WHERE FOOD IS ALWAYS
Resiclenfial I THE BEST!
Inferior Decorafing i ir i
CHURCH - OFFICE - HOME
CLUB AND STORE
WHERE YOU GET QUICK
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J. D. JOHNSON E51 SON
240 North Park St. Telephone 5l3l
FIRE-CASUALTY SURETY BONDS
Loans and Real Estate
J. D. Johnson T. Douglas Johnson
Geo. A. Moeller Jack B. Irish
Carburetor and Electrical
The Home of Cheerful Credit
Operated by Brother's lnc.
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447 No. Water
Decatur Battery Service 5
343 E. Main 5453 Clothing 'For the Entire Family
G. S. Lyon 6- Sons
LUMBER 81 MANUFACTURING COMPANY
A Deca+ur's Oldesf and Mosl Reliable Dealers
WOODWORK FOR HOMES
Broadway ai Cerro Gordo Phone 427l
OSGOOD MM SONS
I+ lakes good foods for l-lealllw and Energy for youngslers as well as
grown ups. Ward Rose and Reward Good Foods are as nulrllious as
They are delicious. - 1
C. E. WARD 63- SONS
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DecuIur's Most Meiarn Theatre Cook 5. Son
Jewelers and Wafch Makers
woon n ouunn '27 N' Main S+'
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USE YOUR BANK
ln The years lo come you will find a good banking conneclion lo be a
This bank can be of service lo you in many ways-as a deposilory for
your funds . . . 'lo meel' your credil requiremenls . . . and lo help you
lo make and lo save money.
We cordially invile you lo open an accounl willw us and lo use all oi
The various banking facililies llwal are available lo you.
Hold Your Unifed Sfafes Savings Bonds
THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Member
Deposii' Insurance Federal Reserve
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s Decatur Warehouse Co.
R. C. Simumaie
J. F. Gauge:-
l-larry lSlcinnyl Taylor
5 TRANSFER, MOVING, STORAGE
5 Licensed - Bonded - Insured Carriers
5 Decaiur, Illinois
LUMBER CG' Any Time - Every Time
Lumber - Millwork - Mule-Hide Roofing it,S
W ir ik C10LTERMANN'S
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Phone 4487 705 N. Oakland Ave.
FAIRVIEW 84 PACKARD
The Gibson Girls
Grandaughter at J. M. .
I9Ol-an imporianl' year in lhe hisiory of Decaiur be-
cause Millikin Universify was founded. In I948 we find
ilwe fhird generaiion affending classes, and lo. iusi like 47
years ago ine young ladies are perfecl' examples of
fashion in "Gibson Girl" waisis and slciris.
And nowg as in I9Ol, Linn 3: Scruggs is llie Qualify Slore,
caiering 'ro lime co-eds-for Linn's has served 'lhis com-
munily since IS69.
LINN and SCRUGGS
Decafur's Oldesf Deparfmeni' Sfore
THE FARM CAFE
lnlerseciion Roufe 48 and l2I
John B. Graves. Jr.. Owner
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A Milestone in Life
Graduaiion from Millilcin marlcs Jrhe successful closing of
one phase of life. H' symbolizes complelion of well rounded
preparaiion for The business of living and heralds lhe selling-up
of new goals +o be achieved-goals 'rhai each musl choose for
himself. This educaiion has sharpened and polished your "+ools
for living." May you use ihem well and achieve ihe success of
your own choosing.
A. W. CASH COMPANY
A COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE
Checking Accounls Chrisfmas Savings Savings Accoun'rs
Commercial Loans Personal Loans Real Es+a'I'e Loans
Sa'Fe'I'y Deposii' Boxes U. S. Savings Bonds Money Orders
Foreign Exchange Travelers Checks Le'Hers of Creclii'
THE IVIILLIKIN NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Deposir Insurance Corporafion
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ence, and without means. It is conceived
of as a certain unclemon-strable force, a
familiar or genius, by whose impulses the
man is guided, but whose counsels he
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RECOMMENDED BY DUNCAN HINES AND THE A.A.A.
one HUNDRED THousANo
gi ooi.LARs woam oe
but did you know that Decatur people at CASH VALVE will
buy at least that much tood this year along with ANOTHER
one hundred thousand dollars of Decatur rent, clothing, taxes,
And where did this money come from? Why, from all over the
world...trom the sale of cASl-I-ACME Automatic Valves...
engineered to solve industrial and household pressure problems.
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For twenty-tive years, manufacturers ot quality pressure reducing and regulating valves.
reliet valves, automatic pressure controls tor hot water space heating systems. etc.
We're oflen asked. here al S+aley's iusl Wl-IAT we make from corn and
soybeans. In asenlrence or Two il is ihis: from corn we process a long
lisl of slarches, sugars, oils and leeds for indusiry, lhe farm and lhe home.
From soybeans we obiain soybean oil and soybean oil meal.
When you see ihe Slaley name on a package of siarch or a can of syrup
ai your grocer's you can be sure Thai in 'rhai package you will find an
unusually high grade producl' lhal' will serve you well.
Ask for lhese Slaley producls by name:
STALEY'S CUBE LAUNDRY STARCH
CREAM CORN STARCH
STALEY'S TABLE SYRUPS I4 flavors,
STALEY'S "STOY" SOY FLOUR
A. E. STALEY MANUFACTURING CO.
U0unq's Packing Co., Inc
R. M. MARTIN
JEWELER AND OPTOMETRIST
I08 E. Prairie Sf. Decafur, Illinois
"LowesI' Prices in Deca+ur"
CIass of 1948
Corner of Franklin and NOFII1
5 proper insurance prolecrion in your budget
: You'II have peace of mind and absoluie pro-
, Iecfion againsl financial loss.
5 Insure only in slrong sioclc companies. You
1 can do H' flwrouglw This agency.
HAROLD R. IRISH
20I Cifizens Building I Decafur, Illinois
E PROTECTION - ALL WAYS - ALWAYS
Keep tI1e Wheels of Transportation Rolling
We Urge You Io Take Care of Your Preseni Car or Truck
IN IVIACON COUNTY
FACTORY TRAINED EXPERTS TO GIVE YOU MANY MILES OE
H. P. Hazelrigg Company
Landers 81 Company
Highfield Buick Company
Nolen MoI'or Company
Verlcler Bros. Company
Wilcl Truck Service
Corwin Johns Company
General Finance Corp.
G. M. A. C.
Universal C.I.T. Credif Corp.
DecaI'ur Moior Sales, Inc.
W. C. Sfarr, Inc.
Frede CI1evroIe'I Inc.
Cooper Oldsmobile Co.
H. G. Wonderlin Company
B. B. Burns Co., Inc.
CenI'raI Illinois InvesI'menI' Co. J. L. Tallman
H. A. Kuhle ImpIemen'r S'I'ore
CENTRAL ILLINOIS AUTOMOTIVE
TRADES ASSOCIATION, Inc.
40I-3 Sfandarcl Bldg.
Decafur I2, IIIinois TeIepI'l0ne 2-5269
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OU'VE had loads of good advicel Bul' 'Hue
going sfill will be rough unless you learn and
pracfice Rule One in Boolc One:
Be easy +o gel' along wi'I'l'1!
Pracfice every day-al' home, wi1'l1 friends, on
fhe job-and you'll noi' only gel places, bui also
will have a full, enioyable life
The National Bank of Decatur
-a Bank Tha+'s ,Easy fo Gel' Along Will-1
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
The Milliclelc Staff wishes to aclcnowlecl e the ene su ort of
the following firms and individuals w
Ashernos Candy Shop
Daut Brothers Florists
Dawson Er Wilcotf
Dayis Paint Store
Feoleral Balce Shop
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ho have helped sponsor the I948
Wayne E. Hattielol
Krighanrn Electric Co.
M aooo Street Market
Ansel O. Magill
Helen Mills Magill
Metzler E5 Sons lnc.
J. C. Penney 65- Co.
Richman Bros. Co.
Dr. R. Zinli Sanders
The Millidek Sfaff wishes +o acknowledge fhe cooperaiion and sup-
por+ of fhe following individuals who have helped fo make +he l948
ETHEL M. PARKINSGN
GLEN R. SMITH
who confribuied 'rime and effori in ge'Hing 'ihe book rolling and assisiing
in fhe firing iob of proof reading.
To Forresf Kyle for wrifing and The use of his column "Once Over
To Bob Sirongman, Pfile'sg Joe Sronce, Capifol Engraving: Lynn
Hiser, Husion-PaHerson, for assisfance beyond +he call of dufy.
And +o ihe Adminisirafion, S+uden+ Council, Organizalions, and
Siudenfs wi+hou'r whose help and cooperaiion fhis book could noi' have
come ou+ on iime, weuexfend our sincere . . .
I948 MILLIDEK STAFF.
Priniing and Binding by
Capitol Engraving Company
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