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Show Hide text for 1955 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 200 of the 1955 volume: “ Digitized by the Internet Archi ve in 2015 https: archive.org details millidek1954mill 1955 Millidek brings you ♦ ♦ ♦ e spirit of Millikin zveloped through ♦ ♦ 3 wisd o f ♦ ♦ ♦ progress toward the new ♦ ♦ ♦ 25B flflfC II ■i ■! 1 1 f-J Far IE pft ■ " WW WW P ■ pi m rirtr i n it L1_J| if if F w. — — 1 if ■S w Mr. Bi In IT ir ' nr s: s I b in ifji strength of character ♦ from the of truth tradition founded raw MM X m i 1 1 on inspiration and aith ♦ ♦ ♦ mis THE PRESIDENT President J. Waiter Malone From the day that he first came to Millikin as President, Dr. Malone has worked hard to keep the affairs of the University running smoothly. With a friendly smile for all members of the campus community, he has become one of the best-loved persons on the campus. He has those qualities essential to a college presi- dent: warmth of personality, friendliness, un- derstanding, and sympathy for all who come in contact with him. 14 Dean C L Miller As a leader and administrator, Dean Miller is responsible for straightening out campus and student difficulties and for keeping the Uni- versity well organized. Each year he demon- strates skill in dealing with the many problems that concern both students and professors. He has worked unceasingly to keep the standards of an expanding University high and campus life harmonious. At the same time, he has re- mained a true friend of the students. Dean Frances E. Falvey Dean Falvey, as Dean of Women, spends much time and thought working with the social chairman of each organization in order to de- velop an effective calendar of events. She also lends invaluable assistance and advice to the resident housemothers, as well as to Millikin women. Besides serving as Dean of Women, she is Director of Student Affairs and an instructor in mathematics. 15 ADMINISTRATION R. WAYNE GILL Business Manager JAMES BLACK Dean of Chapel WALTER B. GRAY Director of Admissions and Public Relations ie R. WAYNE GILL There is, perhaps, no one person on the Millikin staff who has a harder job and re- ceives less credit for it than does Mr. Gill. As Business Manager he is responsible for handling all financial affairs connected with operating the University. He also directs the maintenance staff, looks after farms and homes belonging to the University, and takes care of investments. He is indeed an indispensible person. Ruth Adams Ralph Allan Jack Allen Maurice Armstrong Mary Jean Bartholomew Viola M. Bell Virginia Belt Bonnie R. Blackburn Max C. Bolen Edward S. Boyer Raymond R. Brewer Bryce K. Brown Elton E. Burgstahler Karl H. D. Busch H. Logan Cobb Wayne D. Coleman V. F. Dawald Norma Deck Frances H. Doubleday Neal F. Doubleday David F. Driesbach Walter Emch Buryl Engleman Wm. E. Fisher Helen Fromel Daniel J. Gage Elinor J. Gage J. W. Gaston AND FACULTY DEAN JAMES BLACK As Dean of Chapel, the Rev. James Black seeks to develop a campus environment that will produce mature Christian citizens. He plans such activities as the mid-week chapel program and our Religious Emphasis Week. In the classroom and in his contacts with students, he teaches the practical application of Christianity to daily living. In a year, Rev. Black has become a vital part of the campus. WALTER B. GRAY One of the most vital men in the growth of Millikin is Mr. Gray, for through his efforts as Admissions Director the student body is re- cruited and processed. Mr. Gray is also in charge of Public Relations. He arranges many of the trips taken by music students and super- vises the preparation of literature concerning the athletic teams and many aspects of the University program. Without his services the life of Millikin would be short indeed. BYRON L. KERNS Registrar E. W. PLOENGES Veteran ' s Counselor ' 1 ' . Eugenia Allin Librarian Emeritus L. C. McNabb Professor Emeritus of Speech Davida McCaslin Professor Emeritus of English Albert T. Mills Professor Emeritus of History 18 ADMINISTRATION BYRON KERNS Byron Kerns is probably one of the first persons students meet when they enter the university. As Registrar, he administers the series F examinations which are given to all freshmen. During registration he checks the program of each student who proceeds through the long line, approving it or making sug- gestions which often lead to a more satisfactory schedule. In addition to carrying the varied responsibilities of Registrar, Mr. Kerns finds time to serve as a professor in psychology. Carl Head Harold C. Hess Earl C. Kiefer Dorothy J. McClure Edith M. McNabb Ruth Maxwell Jere C. Mickel W. St. Clare Minturn Wilna Moffett Frieda Moessner Leslie E. Munneke Doris Jean Nichols Hubert G. Norville W. L. Olsen, Jr. Richard C. Paine Ethel M. Parkinson Howard D. Rice Flora Ross Glen R. Smith Wesley H. Snyder Margaret R. Sparks Jarold D. Talbot Willis H. Walker Robert H. Watkins Carl Weatherbee Arthur L. Welden Frances E. Wilson AND FACULTY DEAN E. W. PLOENGES Dean Ploenges is not only Veterans ' Coun- seler and adviser to returning servicemen, but a friend of all veterans on the campus. He is responsible for issuing veterans ' progress re- ports to their draft boards and helping them plan their college program. He is also in charge of arranging housing for men students. In still another capacity, that of professor of mathematics, he serves the University ably. Students and faculty mix. GENERAL OFFICE Ruth McDonald, Madge Runyon, Betty Reed, Dorothy Drennan, Carol Harper, Mildred Brickley ALUMNA OFFICE Mrs. Stanley Broughton Mrs. Orval Kendall Taking your money, checking your records, an watching your health are just a few of the duties of the staff at Millikin. The many ser- vices rendered bring about a smoothly oper- ating administrative division. Without the staff there would be no permanent records for your convenience in job getting, no handy bank for cashing checks, and no absentee slips to use on returning to class after illness. To the staff goes a huge vote of thanks! MUSIC OFFICE Mrs. Robert Young Mrs. James Ozee 20 PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE Row 1: Ruth Carter, Walter B. Gray- Row 2: Everett LaMar. Avis Summers. THE STAFF NURSES Marilyn Keener, Dorothy Ritchie BUSINESS OFFICE Row 1. Miss Boland, Wilma Howenstine. Row 2: Joan Camp, Helen Dienelt, Kay Howenstine. Row 3: Marilyn DeLuca, Gertrude Munch. SECRETARIES Mary Pershina Marilyn Wakeman Berniece Quimby Doris Tippett 21 LEE ABSHER Newton, Illinois DON AUGSPURGER Lincoln. Illinois GERALD BABEL Decatur, Illinois WILLIAM BALDACCI Chicago, Illinois DOLORES BARONE Joliet, Illinois CLASS O For the past four years the faces of the Class of 1955 have been familiar to all of us as they joined us in work, play and Sub-time. They have made vast contributions to the school by their diligent work and constant effort. We wish them all success as they leave the Halls of Millikm to represent us in the contemporary world. The officers of the Senior class are: President Frank Chizevsky Vice President Kay Kaufmann Secretary Virginia Huesmann Treasurer Richard Heiden 1955 AUDRA CHRISTNER Pana. Illinois SHIRLEY CLEGHORN Chicago, Illinois MARILYN COLE Decatur, Illinois PETE COLE Decatur, Illinois Mm A JAY COX Hillsboro, Illinois CLASS OF FRANK CHIZEVSKY Popular football player and co-captain of the 1954 team was Frank Chizevsky, who also served as President of the senior class this year. Frank is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the " M " club. AD CRABLE Paris, Illinois CAROLE CUNNINGHAM Villa Grove, Illinois V %TT - r r WALTER MARY DANFORTH DEARDORFF Elwin, Illinois Decatur, Illinois 24 MARY DELANEY JACK DETTRO Springfield. Illinois Effingham, Illinois CAROL BRUNS DILL Decatur, Illinois GEORGIANN DINGMAN Latham, Illinois SARA DINGMAN Altamont, Illinois 1955 DAVID DUNSCOMB Windsor, Illinois .c- c mm PHIL ECKERT Columbia, Illinois WILLIAM T. EICHENAUER Decatur, Illinois MARLENE EITMAN Waterloo, Illinois BERNARD EVANS Winchester, Illinois DON FARNSWORTH Chicago, Illinois CLYDE FORTH Springfield, Illinois MARY FOSTER Morris, Illinois WESLEY FULTON Berwyn, Illinois 25 ROGER FUTRELL Chicago, Illinois ROBERT GENTLE Maroa, Illinois EUGENE GEORGES Decatur, Illinois CAROLE GETZ North Girard, Penna. JUDY GILMAN Decatur, Illinois CLASS OF KAY KAUFMANN Vice-president of the senior class this year was Kay Kaufmann. Kay is an art major and is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She has served as treasurer of the sorority, been on panhellenic council and on the Millikin Re- ligious Association Council. I GRETCHEN HALSEY Decatur. Illinois CARL HANSER Edwardsville, Illinois RITA HEGER Decatur, Illinois DICK HEIDEN Des Plaines, Illinois HAROLD HENDERSON Decatur, Illinois 1955 BILL HIGGINS Cottage Hill, Illinois ALLIENE HOOGESTRAAT Decatur, Illinois MARY JEAN HUBBELL Rankin, Illinois VIRGINIA HUESMANN Troy, Illinois ROBERT HUGHES Pawnee, Illinois ELDON HUSTED Wood River, Illinois HELEN JACKSON Park Ridge, Illinois CARL JOHNER Decatur, Illinois CAROL KAMMERER Peoria, Illinois 27 KAY KAUFMANN Decatur, Illinois RICHARD KAUPPINEN Rockford. Illinois JORDAN KEARNS Decatur, Illinois GINI HUESMANN Gini Huesmann was the minute-minder of the senior class for the year. A member of Zeta Tau Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota, she majored in piano. i I MARY JO KELLAMS Decatur, Illinois GEORGE KEY Decatur, Illinois CLASS OF t DICK KRAMER Wood River, Illinois LOIS LIBBIN Decatur, Illinois ANN LOGAN Decatur, Illinois 28 PAT LOWRY Paris. Illinois RICHARD McBRIDE Belleville, Illinois BETTY McHATTON Marissa. Illinois MARILYN McMORRI S Kewanee, Illinois RICHARD MASSARO Chicago. Illinois JAMES MEIKLE Chicago, Illinois 1955 FREDA MENEFEE Decatur, Illinois BERNADINE METZGER Decatur, Illinois EUGENE MORTON Centralia. Illinois STAN NASH La Grange, Illinois DIETRICH PETERSEN Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania RAYMOND PINKLEY Decatur, Illinois SUZANNE POPLETON San Jose, Illinois DUANE POTTER Decatur, Illinois EARL PRATT Hillsboro, Illinois 29 DAVID PRITTS Decatur, Illinois DAVE RAAB Belleville. Illinois RITA RAMBO Decatur, Illinois CHARLES RAMSAY Flossmoor, Illinois BETTY REED Burr Oak, Michigan CLASS OF DICK HEIDEN Treasurer of the senior class was Dick Heiden from Des Plaines, Illinois. Dick is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and has served as Rush Chairman of that organi- zation. He is a member of Chi Eta Rho honor- ary accounting fraternity and is an accounting major. DARRELL RICHNER Chestnut, Illinois WILLIAM ROTH Decatur, Illinois ELOISE SADDLER Decatur, Illinois DONNA SCARBROUGH Elgin. Illinois PEARL SCHAUB Decatur, Illinois LINDA SCHEPPER Jerseyville. Illinois I JOHN SCHNEITER Olney. Illinois 1955 JOHN SCHNITTKER Bloomington. Illinois DON SCHUPBACH Dow, Illinois SHIRLEY SENN Lemay, Missouri MEL SHEETS Alton, Illinois JOANNE SHURTS Newman, Illinois LAURA SMITH Decatur, Illinois CARLENE STEGENGA South Holland, Illinois ARTHUR STEPANSKY Decatur, Illinois JANICE STOCKS Dalton City, Illinois 31 I FLOYD STRADLEY Decatur, Illinois WILLIAM STRANDT Decatur, Illinois STANLEY STRAVROPOULOS Decatur, Illinois JENILEE STROM Rantoul, Illinois ROSANN SWEM Mt. Vernon, Illinois CLASS OF JIM THOMAS Tuscola. Illinois DICK THUDIUM Mattoon, Illinois ALICE TURNER Decatur. Illinois LAWRENCE TURNER Decatur. Illinois MARTHER TURNER KROHN Decatur, Illinois 1955 ED WALKER Decatur, Illinois WILLIAM WILLIAMS Decatur, Illinois LARRY WILSON Decatur, Illinois DONALD WINTER Decatur, Illinois JAMES WITZEMEN Decatur, Illinois LURALEE WOLF Forest Park, Illinois MAX WOOD Flint. Michigan RICHARD C. WRIGHT Oak Park, Illinois ROBERT D. YOUNT Chicago, Illinois 33 I ._. 1 7 B v ■ I 1 JUNIOR Martha Heitman Clete Hinton Merry Hope Hinton Donna Hiser Genevieve Hodge Patsy Hoffman Don Keck Marilyn Keener Don Kennedy Patsy Sue Kerns Diane Kirk Marlene Kolb Charles Leach Evelyn Lederbrand Robert Lefley Laura Lefmann Joan Lentz Donald Lidbury Josephine Howard Robert L. Humphrey Riley Hurd Paul Jones Lois Judd Martha Lou Kopp Donald Kuhn Mary Ann Lally Thomas Lambert William Laughlin Alan Lommis Don McCann James McCarthy Barbara McCroy Ruth McDonald if ft, •J r! f 1 36 37 JUNIOR Charles Rude Mayola Piazza Russell Sandra Sampson Phyllis Schertz Roy Schlobohm Marcella Shonk Doris Stephenson James Stevenson Sallie Sweet Bernie Taylor Kay Taylor Carolyn Tenney Douglas Warford Jean Wollenhaupt Bobbi Showalter John J. Smith Ruby Smith Deloris Stark Arlene Steinberg Franklin Van Doren Don Viane Jim Wakeman Nancy Walker William T. Ward Zeal Zimmerman I 38 jg. j, , if Sharon McFaddon Dan McLauqhlin Dale Mackey Patti Mashburn Jeanne Miller Jim Milligan Chester Nichols James Nichols Robert Nolan Nancy Noland Robert Oakes Alex O ' Hare Dick Quisenberry Helen Cox Raab Shirley Rowlings Ron Reed George M. Reynolds Helen Reynolds Corwin Minick John Mistic Raymond Moore Colleen Myers Ron Naughton John Ortberg Mauretta Pappas Tom Partridge Marian Proctor John Pyles Alan Richards Lou Riff Glen Rigsbey Dorothy Ritchie Richard Roarick CLASS 39 Bill Adcock Boyd Allen Mary Allen Larry Anderson Nancy Ash John Babcock Rayonia Vaughn Babel Edward Baseheart Duane Beals Judy Beaman Larry Bechtel Richard Berry James Bettinghaus Kent Brown Kathy Ching Betsy Branstetter Shirley Brown Jim Codemo Sheila Brewer Mary Lou Bruckner Bob Cvengros John Britton Dan Brudniak Pat Davidson Sharolyn Brooks Donald Buckley Margaret Day Beaman James Brown Tony Bukant John Dieterich 1 I mmm JK. W mm ' 1 tft k 2 SOPHOMORE Carolyn Henderson Leo Higar Albert Ho Jack Hoffman Merry Hoffmann Leroy Hubbard Barbara Jones Robert L. Jones Merle D. Kates Jay Kennedy Jack Kerwin Harold Kimball Alyson Mann Laue Ed LeFevre Patricia Little Dale Livingston Alice Logan Eleanor Long Glenn Huffman William Hurt Roger James Rodney Jansen Peggy Jensen Roger Kloever Pete Kottcridis Bcb Krebs Toti Lansden Joanne Lathrop Roger Lotchin Fred Lukenbill Duncan MacGregor Donald McBain Tom McCarthy 42 1 1 ■ i . ■ J V- ! ffvl • Joan Diller Dean Doss lim Doss Walter DuBridge Dorothy Dunn Janice Elliott Merle Fox Ron Frahlman Celso Frescura Raymond Estes Tom Ewinq Judy Ferguson Richard Ferre Charles T. Foley Dorothy Gerken Robert Glass Richard Goldstein Pattiann Fulks Weiland Donald Goodwin Jeanne Gallatin Walter Grant Rosalee Galloway Judy Grief Martha Groppi Ellen Gunn Jayne Hagberg Bob Hantel Robert Harland Carol Harper Dick Hartman Jerry Hastings Pat Hays Loretta Hefter CLASS i I ammsmmk - I 1 J% A ■« 1 4 43 SOPHOMORE Carl Sanders Jack Schepper Roger Scholes David S. Seligman Marcia Sheeler Barbara Smith Jean Stewart Jim Stillman Helen Sullivan George Swank Robert Swengel Shirley Sydnor Ronald Ware Larry Warren Marilou Wasem Jim Welch Johanna Weyers Phil Wiant Terry Smith Lucille Snelson Jody Sparks Patricia Soelle Carolyn Stevens Sally Tate Patricia Tillett Chris Tsevelekos Jane Turner Barbara Walker Jerry Wicks Harold Williams Sydney Wilson Carol Zimmer Gertrude Zimmerman ' . : ' ■ . C:,: ; . : ' .■ lb- i A . hi A 1 44 % 1 K J r 1 CLASS Tom McCraken Shirley McCurdy John McFetters Paul McKelvey Doris Marshall John David Mauerman Kem Miller Marilyn Mills Pat Moran Don Morris Dories Mullen George Mulligan Don Petty Diane Primm Marylyn Quigley Julia Raffington Marvin Rau Ruth Rehling Greqory Mays Drew Meldahl Henry Mena. Jr. Jay Middleton Rae Middleton Joan Munro Bob Paddock Pat Panici Judy Pease Charles Peters Josephine Riggs Dean Roby Betty L. Roth Charles Rupert George Salaita 45 0 j4U A -c- iMteflHk mm m Nancy Adams Jim Allison Louis Anderson Jerry Appanaitis Marilyn Armstrong Russell Armstrong Ralph Artze David Athey Shirlene Atkins Albert Babb Betty Bair John Barnes Randall Barnett Dewey Barr Donna B ashore F R E S H M A N C L A S S Sandra Bauer Miriam Beyer Richard Brucker Barbara Beals Carl Boline Douglass Beck Susan Berens Barbara Bergen 47 FRESHMAN Harold Fuson Ray Gautschy lames Gentry Linda Giller James Grace Mama Gralike Donald Hansen Kenneth H. Hanser Robert Hanson Jane Harboldt Ted Harpstreit Alice Harris Skip Heileman Rich Helms David Henry Nancy Hensey Mary Martha Hill Robert Hill Nancy Griffin Sally Griffin Dean Ground Richard Grove Joanne Haak Parker Harris Dolores Harrison Herb Hawkins Jo Haynes Noble Heider Sharon Hilt Travis Hindman Joe Hitchery Hubert Hohe Don Holler f ■% 111 mr—fTi , ■ o IT . 4 Met - 48 Mary Lou Chapman Marjorie Cochran Richard Colbeck Mary Ann Colbert Thomas Colbert Robert Colman Michael Curtis Diane Deams Louis Dechant Marilyn DeLuca David Diehl Angelo Drakos Patsy Evans Jean Ewart Karl Fastenrath Nancy Fawcett William Fenton August Finet Edith Conley John Connolly John Cox Carl Craft Dean Crump Donald Eberhardt Jim Eckhardt Winifred Ellwood Bub Endebrock Lee Erickson Willetta Finley Paul Fleming Thomas Foval Juluis Frescura Roger Fruit FRESHMAN Linda McGee Ed McKay Larry Mabry Peggy Mades Bruce Maisch Janice Markwell Alice Mueller Berl Myers Mark Nagel Robert Nuding Bob Olivero Richard Orr William Peak Susan Peckmann Jim Perry Betty Polston Larry Rainey David Rathje Carol Marshall Mack Mericle Camille Miller Larry Mock Carol Montgomery Marilyn Ortgier James Overton Dave Parsons Larry Partington Joe Patrick Dave Rayhill Duncan Reid Karen Reime Ben Rinehart Robert Ritchard 50 1 X- David Hopkins Donna Howell Kay Howonsline Mildred Hoy lohn Hughey Paul Hunt Jeannie Johnston Carol Jones Richard Jones Zaghloul Kadah John Kaericher Jim Kaiser Irv Kovalik Martha Kraft Donald Kubow Arline Kuppler Roger Lane Shirlee Likovich Julian Jackson George Jamieson Kay Jibben Elsa Johner Mary Johnson Larry Kane George Kantis Hunter Kickle Chong Rok Kim Carole Knudson Leo Liston Jeanne Littleton Pat McClure Sara McCottery Richard McEvoy CLASS Dan K. Thomas Don Thompson Judythe Thornton Gus Tijerino Nancy Titchenal Louise Tober Marie Volentine Janet Walmsley John Wasson B. J. Wattelet Glenn Weckerly Mary Sue Whaley Gene Wolanin Suzanne Wood Gail Woodling Sandra Yonikus Sherry York I lei r FRESHMAN Robert Trett Phillip Troutman Leajeanne Tull Richard Turner Gail Vandergriff John Wiley Lois Williams Irvin Winter Sally Wiseheart Ron Wisher James Young Robert Young DuWayne Zank Rodger Zimmerman to •V " 111 52 Betty Roth Merwin Rusch Patricia Ryan Sam Ryerson Earl Sadler Ruth Sands Al Schroeder Sara Schroeder Gene Scott Ronald Seaver Bill Sebok Lena Shaffer Darryl Smith David Smith Ronald Snead Marlene Snearly Rex Spires Mickey Sprinkle Holmes Scheck Roy Schmidt Fred Schmude Eugene Schoetker Jim Schooley Nancy Shank Sara Shepley Donald Shuey William Sinclair Lyle Slater Doris Steinberg Bill Stocks James Stone Charles Strahle Nancy Stump ASS 53 p 0 : A a - is manifest PANHELLENIC COUNCIL Row 1: K. Kaufmann, C. Stengenga, J. Riggs. Row 2: V. Borse, Dean Fal- vey, S. Poppleton, P. Kerns, D. Hiser, J. Gilman. JUNIOR PANHELLENIC COUNCIL Row 1: G. VanderGriff, I. Johnston, C. Stegenga, Dean Falvey, A. Mueller, B. Bergen, J. Thornton. Row 2: S. Wood, L. Tober, D. Bashore, M. Armstrong. Panhellenic Council The Millikin Panhellenic Council is com- posed of the presidents and rush chairmen of the women ' s fraternities on campus. Projects of this organization include supervision of women ' s formal and informal rush, sponsoring the Panhellenic Dance at Thanksgiving, the University Sing, and the Panhellenic slumber party. Offices are rotated. This year the Coun- cil was led by Suzanne Poppleton, president; Carlene Stegenga, vice-president; Judy Gil- man, secretary; and Donna Hiser, treasurer. Junior Panhellenic Council Junior Panhellenic Council is a newly or- ganized organization, set up to promote friendly relationships among pledges, to acquaint them with the social customs of the campus, and to provide training for future positions of responsibility. Officers were Alice Harris, president; Barbara Bergen, vice-presi- dent; Jeanne Johnston, secretary; and Sally Griffin, treasurer. 56 Row 1: Mr. Kiefer, Mr. Smith, Mr. Kerns, Mr. Gaston. Row 2: B. Hantel, B. Briggs, J. Stevenson, B. Cvengros, T Lambert, J. Welch, P. Wiant. Interfraternity members prepare for their annual dance at the Hotel Orlando. INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL OFFICERS Bob Briggs President Jim Welch Secretary Clayton Streib Treasurer Bob Cvengros Social Chairman Interfraternity Council The Interfraternity Council is composed of members of Greek fraternities on the Millikin campus. It serves as a coordinator of all frater- nity activities, including the men ' s rush program. Each organization is represented on the Council by its president, two representatives, and its faculty adviser. The Dean of the Uni- versity is an ex-officio member. Officers for the year were Rich Massaro, president; Tom Lambert, secretary; Dick Kramer, treasurer; and Bob Briggs, social chairman. Annually the council sponsors an all-frater- nity formal dance, dinner exchanges among fraternities, and the sale of pennants at football and basketball games. 57 ALPHA CHI OMEGA Row 1: L. Judd, M. Whctley, J. Johnston, J. Gallatin, L. Wolf, B. Gregory, M. Deardorff, P. Davidson, C Marshall. Row 2: J. Rigqs, J. Briggs, C. Dill, P. Reynolds, Mrs. Lewman, D. Hiser, M. Proctor, M. Eitmann, C. Henderson. Row 3: G. Hodge, D. Mullen, J. Weyers, K. Brown, H. Jackson, A. Turner, L. Hefter, J. Thornton, K. Miller. Row 4: J. Turner, S. Sweet, M. Clayton, P. Jensen, M. Cole, D. Bashore, S. Brown, B. Burton, S. Hilt. Row 5: S. Rowlings, M. Groppi, J. Elliott, D. Fisk, P. Moran, C. Cunningham, M. Foster, M. Bruckner, M. Snearly. 1078 West William was the scene of busy preparation early in the fall as the Alpha Chis made final arrangements for their annual street dance to welcome all students and faculty members back to the campus. Soon after this, Homecoming activities started. The huge type- writer with the slogan, " Alums, You ' re Our Type " was awarded third place for house decorations. Marion Proctor represented Alpha Chi in the Homecoming Queen ' s court; Mar- lene Eitmann served as co-chairman of Home- coming. Alpha Chi pledges gave a " Coke- tail " for pledges of all fraternities and honored the actives at a house dance. The winter formal " Die Reise durch Rhineland " (A Journey through Rhineland) highlighted the winter season. With Delta Sigma Phi, the chapter presented a skit, " Mother Goose Land, " for the Variety Show. Work was not over, ' however, for the girls practiced and sang in the Greek Sing under the theme, " Symbols of Alpha Chi. " Upsilon chapter has taken part in various phases of campus life. Kern Miller and Jeanie Gallatin led the university band as majorettes. Mary Jo Kellams was awarded the lead in the school opera while Carol Dill was elected to Who ' s Who. Helen Jackson, Joan Briggs, and Carol Dill were initiated into Pi Mu Theta and Merry Cole became a member of Alpha Epsilon Rho. Kern Miller was vice-president of the sophomore class, Donna Hiser became treasur- er of Panhellenic Council, and Dories Mullen was secretary of the Home Economics Club. Many other members participated in activities. 58 DELTA DELTA DELTA m Row 1: C. Zimmer, A. Laue, M. Cottingham, K. Mattox, J. Hagberg, P. Breeze, A. Mueller, S. Dietschy, K. Howenstine, K. Jibben. Row 2: D. Stephenson, B. Blackburn, A. Logan, K. Kaufmann, R. McDonald, C. Kammerer, Mrs. Hale, S. Poppleton, M. Cole, M. McMorris, B. Reed, J. DOler, N. Titchenal, M. Colbert, S. Mc- Fadden. Through both work and play, Tri Deltas share together and build a close bond of fraternity friendship which endures throughout the years. With the opening of school, 111 Park Place became the scene of many busy girls making preparation for rushing activities, Homecom- ing, house dances, and formals. Tri-Delt tied for second place in both the house decoration and the float in the 1954 Homecoming. Sharon McFadden and Jayne Hagberg were again leading the cheers for the Big Blue. Christmas rolled around and it was again time for the annual Pine Tea given for the faculty, and also time for the caroling party. In January the girls made plans for their winter formal " Shadows in Blue. " Soon after the beginning of second semester they worked on the Variety Show and the University Sing. In April, they gave the annual Easter Party for the Girls ' Row 3: B. Branstetter, K. Reime, C. Heileman, J. Sparks, M. Beaman, W. Finley, B. Bergen, J. Littleton, S. Likovich, D. Steinberg, C. Stevens, A. Stein- berg, P. Mashburn, J. Raffington, M. Hoffman, M. Armstrong, N. Noland, J. Beaman, S. Hand- lin, M. Allen, J. Lentz. Welfare Home, and in May the spring formal and the Pansy Breakfast for all senior women. A Parents ' Day was also inaugurated. Many Tri Delts took part in other campus activities throughout the year. Suzanne Popple- ton served as Panhellenic President, Kay Kaufmann as Vice-President of the Senior Class, Ruth McDonald as Secretary of the Junior Class, Jayne Hagberg as Secretary of the Sophomore Class, and Karen Reime, Alice Mueller, as officers of the Freshman Class. Ruth McDonald served as Co-chairman of Campus Chest, Betty Reed as President of S.A.I., and Joan Lentz was treasurer of Student Council and Corresponding Secretary of Chi Eta Rho. Carol Zimmer was Vice-President of Tau Chi Pi, Dons Stephenson was President of the Home Economics Club and Co-editor of the Millidek. Several Tri Delts also served on the Millidek staff. Carol Kammerer was Vice-Pre sident of F.T.A., and Kay Kaufmann and Betty Reed were elected to " " Who ' s Who. " Other girls were also members of Pi Mu Theta. Arlene Steinberg sang the lead in " The Bartered Bride " and seven other Tn-Delts sang minor parts and were in the chorus. With the guidance of Coach and Mrs. Allan as advisors Delta Epsilon chapter has had another fine year. 60 PI BETA PHI Row 1: R Rehling, S. McCottery, M. Beyer, J. Stewart, P. Kerns, B. Smith, M. Shonk, N. Ash, L. Tober. Row 2: C. Tenney, L. Ryerson, S. Sampson, A. Hooge- straat, Mrs. Cherry, C. Stegenga, B. McHatton, M. Turner, J. Stocks, R. Butts. Row 3: E Conley, S. Brooks, D. Primm, B. Showalter, M. Quigley, M. Hinton, P. Soelle, M. Blasm- game, C. Montgomery, S. Brewer, I. Miller, A. Logan, S. Peter, J. Grief. Row 4: I Walmsley, N. Adams, G. Vandergriff, S. Wise- heart E Borchart, E. Brush, A. Harris, A. Kupp- ler, S. Shepley, B. Bair, D. Dunn, M. Kolb, M. Kopp. _ t Jfe From September to June, the Pi Phi ' s joined in a bond of friendship to work loyally for the activities of our chapter and for the Millikm campus. Fall rush was followed by house dances, teas, exchanges, informal parties, and Home- coming. Autumn blended into winter and we began to prepare for the holidays. The Christ- mas party for the faculty children was the first of its kind and we hope it will become one of our cherished traditions. Memorable and uniquely decorated dances of first semester included a " Night in China- town, " " Moulin Rouge, " and the annual winter formal, " Wonderland of Winter. " Pi Beta Phi was well represented in campus activities. Carlene Stegenga and Janet Mc- Laughlin were elected to " Who ' s Who " and to Pi Mu Theta, and Martha Krohn was chosen for the latter. Barbara Smith was Vice-Presi- dent of U.Y.F. and Assistant Editor of the Decaturian, with Sarah Shepley, Sally Wise- heart, and Elaine Brush also on the Dec Staff. Betty McHatton was co-chairman of Religious Emphasis Week and Nancy Ash was Class Editor of the Millidek. Sally Wiseheart and Marlene Kolb were cheerleaders. During the second semester, we turned our energies to the Variety Show, the University Sing, Mother ' s Day Weekend, and the Spring Formal. 62 ZETA TAU ALPHA Row 1: C Fleming, B. Walker, P. Tillet, C. Knudson, E. Conrady, P. Burnet, S. Peckmann, M. Cochran. Row 2: B Dixon, A. Dietrich, V. Borse, S. Durbin, J. Gilman, M. Hubbell, C. Johnson, D. Decrmes, S. Shroeder. Row 3: D. Marshall, L. Riff, P. Hoffman, S. Wood, M. Brookbank, Z. Zimmerman, S. Coslet, J. Haak, C. Miller, R. Swem. Row 4: G. Huesmann, N. Shank, G Harper, J. Pease M. Delaney, S. Sydnor, J. Shurts, S. Griffin, N. Walker, P. Hays. As the members of Zeta Tau Alpha worked together, they enjoyed a successful year on the Millikin campus. Rush week kept the girls busy in the fall. Homecoming came next, and Verne Borse was chosen gueen. The Zetas held house dances, an open house, and went Christmas caroling with the Sig Phi ' s. Back in January, the girls worked on their winter formal, " Symphony in Snow. " The province president visited the chapter, and Carolynn Johnson and Pat Tillet attended the Province Workshop in March at Northwestern. The scholarship dinner of steak and beans was held in March. With the Sig Phi ' s, the Zetas presented their interpretation of " The Night Before Christmas " for the Variety Show. The year concluded with the Mother ' s weekend in May. Zetas were prominent in campus activities. Judy Gilman and Mary Delaney were elected to Phi Kappa Phi, and Judy Gilman, Mary Delaney, and Verne Borse were named to " Who ' s Who. " Gini Huesmann, Mary Delaney, and Judy Gilman were members of Pi Mu Theta. Gini Huesmann also served as Senior Class secretary. Verne Borse was Vice-Presi- dent of Alpha Epsilon Rho, President of M.R.A. and of Newman Club. Judy Gilman was Presi- dent of Future Teachers of America, and Sally Durbin was President of W.A.A., and Vice- President of Student Council. Carolynn Johnson was co-editor of the Millidek, and Ann Dietrich was organization editor. 64 DELTA SIGMA PHI Row I: F. Beamcm; D. Quisenberry; E. Husted; D. Castleman; J. Milligan; J. Schittker; D. Kramer; E. LeFevre; J. Runyon; J. Schneiter; M. Sheets. Row 2: J. Ballion; E. Pratt; D. Augspurger; J. Witzeman; D. Petersen; C. Peters; D. Lidbury; J. Booth; B. Bnggs; K. Brown; J. Kaiser; B. Young. Row 3: K Cottingham; C. Hinton; D. Seligman; H. Gorrell; P. McKelvey; G. Wolamin; J. Dieterich; A. Schroeder; D. Brucker; J. Codemo. Row 4: R. Naughton; J. Barnes; T. Lansden; K. Fastenrath; D. Warford; D. Petty; R. Moore; S. Nash; J. Hastings; N. Heider; B. Beaman. Row 5: L Anderson; R. James; F. Howell; R. Helms; R. Reed; R Lotchin; D. Rayhill; T. Smith; L. Dechant; H. Frost; D. Morris; D. Beck; E. McKay; H. Fuson; B. Adcock; D. Parsons; L. Partington; J. Allison. Upper Left: J. Hoffman; G. Scott; B. Carmody; D. Rathje. Upper Right: G. Kantis; V. Thomas; J. Schooley; A. Drakos. Alpha Lambda chapter of Delta Sigma Phi was founded at Millikm April 16, 1921. At present the chapter has 92 members, including both actives and pledges. The Delta Sig ' s have won the men ' s intra- mural trophy for the past eighteen years. In competition during the current year, they hold the Homecoming float trophy. In scholarship the chapter climbed from third place last year to second place. Dick Quisenberry served as president of Student Council second semester; Ed LeFevre was president of University Youth Fellowship; Jim Millgan edited the Decaturian; and Harold Frost was elected president of Phi Chi Alpha. An innovation this year was the television parties added to the social calendar on Sunday nights. In the spring the Delta Sig ' s held their " Dream Girl Formal " on April 15; this year ' s dream girl was Jayne Hagberg. On April 23 the chapter held a Family Day for parents of members. With the theme " Delta Sigs Sing Tonight, " the Delta Sigs won the University Sing trophy for the second consecutive year. 56 SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON Row 1: T. Ewing, R. Bailey, J. McFeeters, G. Mays, L. Wilson, B. Rinehart, D. McCann. Row 2: C. Strahle, A. Crable, Glen Smith, W. Fulton, R. Corrington, T. Lambert, C. Foley. Row 3: J. Schaub, R. Hantel, M. Rau, D. Eberhardt, W. Fairbank, D. Doss, I. Cox, R. Lederman, D. Reid, T. Loval, W. Higgins. Row 4: D. Kuhn, J. Hughey, G, Mulligan, J. Fuson, R. McBride, J. Groves, D. Viane, C Minick, G. Westerhoff. Row 5: R. Schulhe, D. Mauerman, J. Gentry, J. Brown, I. Pyles, P. Kottarides, J. Welch, R. Berry, R. Coe. Row 6: R. Wright, D. Raab, D. McLaughlin, W. Brown. This year has marked a definite step for- ward for SAE, as it has doubled its member- ship, served in offices at school, and led in social and Homecoming activities. SAE pro- vided a service to the community by holding a Christmas Party for the Boy ' s Opportunity Home and also a Car Wash for all. Sigma Alpha Epsilon held many offices at school: President of the Student Council, Bill Fairbank; Sophomore Class President, Tom Ewing; Junior Class Treasurer, D. McCann; Senior Class President, Frank Chizevsky. In the MRA Council; Bill Fairbank, Ed Baseheart, John Pyles, and Tom Ewing. For the " M " Club, SAE held all four offices. President, Frank Van Doren; Vice-President, Bill Higgins; Secretary, Don McCann, and Treasurer, Bob Corrington. Secretary of the Interfraternity Council was Jim Welch. Dick McBride was Business Manager of the Decaturian, a member of " Who ' s Who, " and a charter member of Phi Chi Alpha. Larry Wilson is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Social Chairmen, Jerry Groves and Bill Higgins, and their committees, once again planned and carried through social activities. Among these were the Winter Formal, the Spring Formal, novelty dances, and a number of house dances. In athletics, SAE had Frank Chizevsky, co-captain of the football team and captain of the Golf team, Bob Corrington. SAE also won the Pledge Trophy. 68 SIGMA PHI ALPHA Row 1: D. Thompson, J. Cannon, M. Nagel, D. Gold- stein, M. Rusch, J. Eckhardt. Rcw 2: G. Baker, G. Swank, A. Loomis, B. Hawkins, D. Gilmour, C. Forth, C. Whitrock, B. Krebs, T. McCracken. Row 3: J. Wicks, G. Gray, J. Howie, F. Stradley, R. Massaro, B. Cvengros, D. Cram, J. Stevenson. The opening of the 1954-55 school year showed Sigma Phi Alpha busy with rush, the beginning of classes, Homecoming, and many dances. The first semester was climaxed by their winter formal, " Sleigh Ride, " held at the Tunnel Room of the St. Nicholas Hotel. SPA once again led the fraternities in scholarship, and then went on to the activities of the second semester. The Variety Show, the University Sing, and dances made the second year as an organized social fraternity a very fruitful one. The Sig Phi ' s were not only busy in frater- nity life, but they also took an active part in many campus activities. Gene Baker was President of the Junior Class, Jim Stevenson of APO, Dick Gilmour of German Club, and Rich Massaro of the Interfraternity Council. Gene Baker was Co-Chairman of Campus Chest and Dick Gilmour of Religious Emphasis Week. Rich Massaro and Floyd Stradley were elected to " Who ' s Who. " Floyd Stradley was Secretary of Pi Kappa Delta; and other members were active in Phi Chi Alpha. Sigma Phi Alpha owes much to the advice and co-operation of many individuals and or- ganizations at Millikin. Particular thanks ere due Mr. Jack Gaston, faculty advisor for the two years the fraternity has been organized. 70 TAU KAPPA EPSILON Row 1: J. Perry, P. Hunt, B. Endebrock, M. Sprinkle, D. Hanson. Row 2: D. MacGregor, D. Smith, H. Hawkins, G. Churu- kian, D. Kennedy, L. Mock, D. Keck, B. Bloom- quist. Row 3: P. Eckert, C Hanser, T. McCarthy, B. Nolan, B. Brock, J. Robb, J. Ortberg, C Streib, A. Parcell. Row 4: J. Burdick, B. Paddock, D. Marks, J. Babcock, D. Heiden, P. Harris, C. Conrady, B. Eunson, A. Richards, G. Weckerly, D. McBain, N. LaMarre. Row 5: H. Kimball, D. Diehl, L. Turner, T. Smith, P. Panici, L. Hubbard, E. Rolf, B. Sinclair, B. Trett, J. Overton, K. Hanser, D. Smith. The cardinal virtues of Tau Kappa Epsilon, " love, charity, and esteem, " guided Beta chapter through a successful and profitable school year. In the fall the TKE ' s enjoyed an outstanding Rush Week followed in October by the pledge dance " Harvest Hop. " Two formals, sorority exchanges, house dances, and TV parties headed the social calendar through the rest of the year. Many TKE ' s did outstanding work on campus during the year. lack Dettro was basketball co-captain, and Ted Smith was leading CCI football scorer. John Ortberg cap- tained the tennis team. Curt Berrey was presi- dent of Sigma Zeta, and Don Keck, Jim Burdick, and Bob Paddock held offices in Alpha Phi Omega. Carl Hanser served as president of the Senior class, and Dick Heiden was class treasurer. Beta chapter placed third in the TKE state basketball tournament held in March, and planned the state baseball tournament to be held at Millikin in May. The annual steak and mush dinner, at which the improved scholars eat steak, was a highlight of the year. 72 MILLIKIN INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION Row 1: C. Getz, R. Sands, S. Wilson, P. Lowry, L. Smith, M. Carter, R. Smith, B. Metzger, M. Kraft. Row 2: Z. B. Kadah, L. Shaffer, E. Gunn, M. Ortgier, J. Markwell, W. DuBridge, M. Keener, M. Johnson, J. Ewart, G. Tijerino. Row 3: D. Crump, J. Bettinghaus, R. Lane, V. Dalluge, J. Wollenhaupt, P. Schertz, D. Ritchie, C. Clev- enger, B. Roth, D. Barone. Millikin Independent Association enjoyed a successful seventh year on the Millikin campus. They participated in Homecoming activities in the fall and held their annual winter formal in January. As spring rolled around, the Indees initiated new members and worked hard for Variety Show and University Sing. In May the annual Senior Picnic was held in Fairview Park. Officers for the year were: president, Mar- garet Carter; vice-president, Ruby Smith; executive secretary, Marilyn Keener; secretary, Jean Wollenhaupt; treasurer, Janice Markwell; Student Council representative, Sidney Wilson; sergeant-at-arms, Marilyn DeLuca and Zagh- loul Kadah. 74 Row 1: M. Briggs, A. Steinberg, S. McFadden. Row 2: M. Cottingham, M. J. Kellams, V. Huesmann, R. Galloway, B. Reid, M. Hubbell, A. Christner, M. Pappas, B. Swisher. Row 3: J. Lathrop, L. Schepper, L. Lejmann, B. Walker, H. Raab, S. Senn, M. Russell, S. Handlin, B. Roth, I. Diller. Sigma Alpha Iota en- joyed a busy, successful year at Millikin. Ten girls were pledged to SAI in February. They are: Lee Abscher, Edith Conley, Jerry Appanaitis, Jeanne Littleton, Kay J i b b e n , H 38 »- Sherry York, Carol Mar- shall, Doris Steinberg, and Sharon Hilt. This year ' s theme for chapter musicales was " Music Speaks in Every Language. " The chapter observed Incorporation Day on Decem- ber 15, held the annual " Rose Tea " in March, and took part in Variety Show and Greek Sing. Six members attended State Day at Carth- age, Illinois. In May an ice cream social was held to raise money for SAI Foundation Fund and American Music Awards. First semester officers were: president, Betty Reid; vice-president, Gini Huesmann; secretary, Mayola Russell; treasurer, Mary Jean Hubbell; chaplain, Laura Lefmann; editor, Mauretta Pappas; sergeant-at-arms, Sylvia; Handlin; rush chairman, Arlene Steinberg; social chairman, Helen Raab; and song leader, Arlene Steinberg. Mr. Robert Watkins was faculty advisor. 76 PHI MU ALPHA Row 1: J. Grace, J. Miller, M. Wood, B. Jones, B. Evans H. Williams, A. Kent, D. Dunscomb. Row 2: R. Brook, J. Gustin, G. Morton, J. Schepper, J. Smith, R. Corby, J. Middleton, W. Brown, J. Cox, D. Shuey, Mr. Snyder. Phi Mu Alpha is the national music fraternity on the Millikin campus. Its aims are to further the cause of music in Ameri- ca, to create true fraternal spirit among the mem- bers, to aid students of music, and to give loyalty to the school. Early in the fall Beta Theta chapter held a music-school mixer in the Conservatory lounge. Fraternity members and the brass sextet played for assembly programs at high schools throughout the state. During the year the fraternity presented an All-American music program and a choral concert. Phi Mu Alpha held its annual winter formal at the Hotel Orlando with the theme, " Red and Black Fantasy. " In March the Phi Mu ' s again co-sponsored the University Sing. Officers for the year were: President, Harold Henderson; Vice-President, David Dunscomb; Secretary, Jay Cox; Treasurer, Eugene Morton; Alumni Secretary, Max Wood; Historian, Wen- dell Brown; Faculty Advisor, Mr. Wesley Snyder; Warden, Mr. Wesley Snyder. 77 ALPHA PHI OMEGA Row 1: J. Patrick, E. Rolf, R. Helms, D. Smith. Row 2: A. Cohen, J. Burdick, B. Paddock, J. Schnittker, D. Keck, J. Groves, D. Lidbury. Row 3: G. Degner, B. Humphrey, Mr. Bolen, Mr. Kiefer, C. Rude, W. Hurt, B. Fairbank. Row 4: D. Thudium, C. Hanser, P. Harris, E. Buese. " The way to become a leader is to give service to others. " Members of Alpha Phi Omega believe and practice this observation. From the organization, in the six years of its existence at Millikin, have come many of the leaders of the campus. The membership con- sists of all former scouts who desire mutual friendship and brotherhood and wish to render service to others. A. P.O. serves the community, the campus, the nation, and the fraternity itself. Projects this year included building the Homecoming Queen ' s float, sponsoring the Ugly Man contest and dance, and promoting the blood drive. The Alpha Phi Omega Service Scholarship for freshmen, which any needy former Boy Scout may apply for, was established. 78 MILLIKIN STUDENT COUNCIL Row 1: S. Durbin, B. Fairbank, P. Lowry, J. Lentz. Row 2: Dr. Munneke, P. Tillet, L. Hefter, M. Bruckner, S. Handlin, D. Scarbrough, P. Kerns, S. Samp- son, Dr. Gage. Row 3: B. Cvengros, C. Rude, T. Ewing, D. Thudium, D. Farnsworth, D. Quisenberry. The Millikin Student Council had a very successful year as it sought to draw into close working order, the students, faculty, and ad- ministration. The Council this year dissolved coalitions, strengthened all-school social life, added new interests for unorganized as well as organized students, observed the second annual Dad ' s Day and initiated a Mother ' s Day, held a mid-year leadership retreat in cooperation with the Dean of Chapel, served as a moderator between students and admin- istration, and discovered and placed in use hid den accounts and funds. Council officers were Bill Fairbank, president; Sally Durbin, vice-president; Pat Lowry, secretary; and Joan Lentz, treasurer. Faculty advisors were Mr. Max Bolen, Dr. Leslie Munneke, and Dr. Daniel Gage. 79 I I PHI KAPPA PHI PHI KAPPA PHI OFFICERS Row 1: Dr. Willis Walker, Mr. Walter Emch. Row 2: Dr. Neal Doubleday, Dr. Raymond Brew- er. Phi Kappa Phi, national honor fraternity, is open to seniors having a scholastic average which places them in the upper eighth of the graduating class. Its aims are to promote out- standing scholarship and high character. Phi Kappa Phi has 72 college chapters, both in large universities and small colleges. Each year a prominent person is invited to speak at one of the meetings. This year ' s speaker was Dr. Harriet Young of Ohio University for Women. In the fall of each year, a certificate of merit is awarded by the fraternity to sophomores holding a 3.5 average or above. Officers for the year were: Mr. Walter Emch, president; Dr. Raymond Brewer, vice-president; Dr. Willis Walker, secretary; and Dr. Neal Doubleday, corresponding secretary. Row 1: D. Barone, J. Gilman, M. Delaney, C. Stegenga, J. Strom, L. Schepper, L. Smith. Row 2: Dr. Cobb, Mr. Emch, Dr. Walker. Row 3: Dr. Boyer, Dr. Maxwell, Dean Falvey, Mrs. Mc- Nabb. Row 4: Dr. Mickel, Dr. Kiefer, Dr. Head, Miss Parkin- son, D. Schupbach, R. Pinkley, Dr. Fisher, Dr. Gage. WHO ' S WHO " Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities " is an outstanding honor bestowed upon students who have evidenced strength of character, sense of responsibility, scho- lastic achievement, and other qualities indicating strong citizenship and leadership. Students are nominated by Student Council members and are judged by a smaller committee appointed by the Dean. The names are then sent to the National Headquarters of " Who ' s Who " for official approval. The students so honored have their names placed in the annual publication, " Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities. " Each student receives a certificate of membership on Awards Day and a small pendant for necklace or key chain. Row 1: C. Dill, C. Stegenga, K. Kaufmann. Row 2: M. Delaney, C. Getz, J. Strom, L. Smith. Row 3: R. Massaro, B. Reid, F. Stradley, J. Gilman, D. McBride. PI MU THETA Row 1: V. Huesmcmn, P. Lowry, M. Turner, C. Stegenga, J. Gilman. Row 2: H. Jackson, R. Rambo, L. Smith, C. Dill, J. Strom, M. Delaney. PHI CHI ALPHA Row I: C. Johner, D. McBride, J. Witzeman. Row 2: R. Corby, D. Pritts, M. Wood, W. Laughlin. PI MU THETA Pi Mu Theta is the senior woman ' s honorary fraternity. The aims of this service organization are to promote cooperation among campus groups, to encourage college loyalty, to main- tain a high standard of scholarship for its mem- bers, and to recognize and encourage leader- ship. Each semester it awards a $50 scholarship to a worthy girl enrolled at Millikin. Pi Mu Theta meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Officers for the year were Jenilee Strom, president; Carol Dill, vice- president; and Laura Smith, secretary- treasurer. PHI CHI ALPHA Phi Chi Alpha, new senior men ' s honorary fraternity, enjoyed a successful first year on the Millikin campus. Phi Chi Alpha ' s aims are to perpetuate scholarship, leadership, and char- acter among senior men. The fraternity hopes to set up an annual scholarship to be given to a worthy junior man. Qualifications for membership include an overall 3.0 average with a minimum of 68 academic hours. Officers were; Dick McBride, president; Jim Witzeman, vice-president; Carl Johner, secretary-treasurer; and Don Schupbach, sergeant-at-arms. 82 PI KAPPA DELTA Pi Kappa Delta, national forensic fraternity, gives Millikin students the opportunity to pre- sent logical debates. The fraternity members participated in several tournaments during the year, and lack Robb attended the national Pi Kappa Delta Workshop in March. TAU CHI PI Tau Chi Pi, an organization of women in the secretarial science department, seeks to train members for future work in the business world. It discusses problems of personnel, ad- ministration, and business education. Miss Margaret Sparks is adviser of Tau Chi Pi; officers were Margaret Carter, president; Carol Zimmer, vice-president; Dorothy Fisk, secre- tary; Merry Hope Hinton, treasurer. PI KAPPA DELTA Row 1: H. Jackson, P. Lowry, C. Getz. Row 2: F. Stradley, Dr. Mickel, E. Buese, W. Laughlin. TAU CHI PI Row 1: M. Armstrong, A. Kup- pler, A. Harris, D. Kirk, J. Weyers, D. Howell, N. Ash. Row 2: B. Showalter, S. Di- etschy, A. Laue, M. Hoy, R. McDonald. Row 3: D. Deames, M. Hinton, C. Zimmer, M. Carter, M. Sparks, D. Fisk, H. Reynolds. Row 4: W. Finley, S. Davidson, L. Libbin, J. Haynes, P. David- son, P. Jensen, S. Sweet, J. Wollenhaupt, M. Wasem, M. Kolb. 83 1 . i ' fid SIGMA ZETA Row 1: L. Judd, J. Elliot, M. Clayton, N. Currie, D. Barone. Row 2: C. Johner, C. Berrey, G. Degner, L. Turner, R. Tempel. Row 3: R- Thudmm, G. Gray, R. Swengel, C. Leach, S. Feldman. Row 4: Dr. Maurice Armstrong, Dr. Karl Busch, W. Adcock. CONANT SOCIETY Row 1: S. Durbin, M. Shonk, Z, Zimmerman. Row 2: Dr. Ruth Maxwell, A. Hoogestraat, C. Stegenga, D. Scarborough, F. Beaman. SIGMA ZETA Sigma Zeta is an honorary organization for students in the science departments- mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. Prospective members must read a paper on some phase of science and maintain a 2.0 overall average, with a 3.0 average in science courses. Sigma Zeta meets the third Tuesday of each month. Officers for the year were Curtis Berrey, president; Richard Thudium, vice-president; and Dolores Barone, secretary- treasurer. Dr. Carl Weatherbee serves as ad- viser for the group. CONANT SOCIETY The Conant Society is a literary group open to upperclass English majors and minors. The society aims to further the appreciation of literature and related fields. Programs for the year included a discussion of William Faulk- ner ' s writing and a talk by Mrs. Norma Mag- nuson at the Christmas meeting. The main Conant project is the sponsorship of the annual writing contest open to all students. Officers this year were Frank Beaman, president; Alliene Hoogestraat, vice-president; Ann Logan, secretary; and Jo Briggs, treasurer. Dr. Ruth Maxwell advised the society. 84 Millikin Religious Association Council The M. R. A. Council handles organization and programs for the Millikin Religious Organi- zation, which has one open meeting a month. The Council chooses members for work camps, family service, Bible study, and radio broadcasts; it names chairmen of Religious Emphasis Week, Brotherhood Week, and Freshman Camp. Officers for the year were Verne Borse, president; Kay Kaufmann, secretary; and Laura Smith, treasurer. ALPHA EPSILON RHO Alpha Epsilon Rho, national honorary radio and television fraternity, provides broadcasting experience for its members, and makes contri- butions to Millikin ' s programming on com- mercial stations. Requirements for membership are one semester of broadcasting, one year of commercial experience, and two or more years in speech work. Officers for the year were Jerry Booth, president; Verne Borse, vice- president; and Bill Fisher, secretary-treasurer. Advisers were Mrs. McNabb and Mr. Burg- stahler. F. T. A. Row I: Y. Borchart, N. Walker, M. Snearly, C. Cunningham, J. Elliott, D. Hiser, C. Sill, A. Turner, D. Stark, L. Ryer- son, D. Dunn, B. Metzger, C. Knudson. Row 2: N. Adams, S. Wood, J. Briggs, B. Blackburn, J. Gil- man, P. Hoffman, R. Swem, J. Grief, A. Logan, M. Shmk, B. McCrory, P. Schaub, G. Zimmerman, L. Snelson, J. Shurts, M. Hubbell, N. Noland, D. Muller. Row 3: B. Ward, J. Henneberry, D. Bashore, C. Henderson, B. Roth, J. Gallatin, M. Eitmann, L. Wolf, M. Kammerer, H. Sullivan, L. Libbin, R. Heger, J. Stewart, M. Beyer, D. Primm, M. McMorris, L. Smith, B. Showalter, S. Poppleton, C. Tenney, K. Taylor, Dr. Fisher. HOME ECONOMICS CLUB Row 1: M. Bruckner, S. Wise- heart, P. Mashburn, J. Sparks, C. Stegenga, R. Butts, D. Hiser, J. Briggs, I. Gause, E. Lederbrand, M. Mills. Row 2: S Wood, B. McHatton, V. Borse, D. Muller, B. Bur- ton, N. Griffin, J. Munro, M. Johnson, M. Kraft, L. McGee, C. Stevens. Row 3: B. Smith, P. Moran, M. Blasingame, B. Gregory, P. Burnet, W. Ellwood, N. Tit- chenal, R. Smith, M. Ortgier, L. Pitts, P. Tillett, D. Stephen- son, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Adams. Future Teachers of America Future Teachers of America, composed of education majors and minors, aims to be a guide to students who plan to become teachers. Projects included the Christmas party for boys and girls at the Welfare Home and a tea for student teachers and their cooperative teachers. Officers for the year were Judy Gilman, presi- dent; Carol Kammerer, vice-president; Yvonne Borchart, secretary; Marlene Eitman, treasurer; and Bernadine Metzger, historian. HOME ECONOMICS CLUB The Home Economics Club is composed of Millikin girls enrolled in Home Economics courses and meets the second Wednesday of every month. Its aims are to promote better international and public relations, and to ac- quaint students with the various phases of home economics projects for the year. Us activities included making bean bags and clothes for nursery schools, stuffing animals for the hospital, baby sitting services, annual cookie sales, and the annual senior banquet. Officers were Doris Stephenson, president; Betty McHatton, vice-president; Dories Mullen, secretary; and Evelyn Lederbrand, treasurer; Jody Sparks and Mary Lou Bruckner, mem- bership co-chairmen. 86 LA SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA La Sociedad Espanola is open to students having had one year of college Spanish. The chief purpose is to acquaint members with Spanish culture and to promote greater ability in speaking the Spanish language. Officers for the year were Janice Katz, president; Carole Cunningham, first vice-president; Ruth Rehlmg, second vice-president; and Dorothy Dunn, sec- retary. Dr. H. Logan Cobb was the adviser. LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Le Cercle Francois is open to all student:; who have completed the first year study of the French language. In addition to learning to speak better French, members become ac- quainted with French life, music, customs, and contemporary literature. Officers were Bob Boyd, president; Gretchen Halsey, first vice- president; Rebecca Blackburn, second vice- president; Dorothy Gerkin, secretary; Charles Rupert, treasurer; and Frank Beaman, mar- shall. Dr. Flora Ross served as club adviser. SPANISH CLUB Row 1: T. Ewing, G. Tijerino, S. McCottery, R. Rehling, C. Cunningham, M. Snearly, H. Jackson, D. Dunn. Row 2: J. Perry, D. Primm, P. Jensen, J. Katz, L. Smith, M. Carter, M. DeLuca, H. L. Cobb. 1 ! TOWER CLUB Row 1: J. Strom, S. Durbin, K. Kaufmann, A. Harris, L. Hef- ter. Row 2: S. Feldman, M. Coch- ran, Mr. Driesbach, C. Knud- son, S. Brewer, K. Cottingham. DER DEUTSCHE VEREIN Der Deutsche Verein is composed of students in intermediate and advanced German classes, who are interested in learning more about German language, culture, and customs. A big event of the year was the Christmas party to which the freshman German class was in- vited. Officers were Rita Rambo, president; Dick Gilmour, vice-president; Johanna Weyers, sec- retary; and Jean Stewart, treasurer. Dr. Flora Ross is the club ' s adviser. TOWER CLUB The Tower Club is an organization of Mil- likin students interested in art and in futhering art appreciation. Its primary purpose is to increase the appreciation of art for everyone. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month in the Tower Studio. Mr. David Driesbach served as adviser for the year. Officers included Kay Kaufmann, president; Loretta Hefter, vice-president; and Ken Cottingham, secretary -treasurer. Resident Women ' s Association Council The Resident Women ' s Association Council is the governing body for the three women ' s dormitories. Its members, representatives from each of the halls, have charge of student legis- lation within the dormitories. R. W. A. C. seeks to promote the welfare of women students. This year it established 10:30 hours for sopho- more women and added to the Council repre- sentatives from sorority houses. Officers were Lee Abscher, president; Evelyn Lederbrand, vice-president; Ruby Smith, secretary; and Laura Lefmann, treasurer. HOUSEMOTHERS The Housemothers reside m Aston Hall, Mafair Hall, and Fairview Hall. We appreciate their helpfulness, co-operation, and friendliness throughout the year. R. W. A. C. Row 1: C. Heileman, R. Smith, J. Johnston, M. Groppi, D. Fisk, M. Kopp. Row 2: L. Lefmann, S. Senn, M. Russell, C. Kammerer, L. Abscher. Row 3: E. Lederbrand, J, Lath- rop, S. Cleghorn, M. Hubbell, C. Getz. HOUSEMOTHERS Mrs. Walker, Miss Gourley Mrs. Shriner, Miss Slocum A Cappella Presents Handel ' s " Messiah " A CAPPELLA CHOIR AND CHORUS UNIVERSITY CHORUS Row 1: S. Wilson; B. Bair; W. Finley; G. Vandergriff ; N. Stump; J. Markwell; M. DeLuca; M. Johnson; M. Keener; S. Tate; K. Brown; N. Shank; S. Brooks; S. Gritfin; S. York. Row 2: B Bergen; P. Fulks; M. Cottingham; E. Conley; D. Deames; L. Smith; C. Marshall; L. Tull; D. Harrison; M. Wakeman; K Miller; M. Kopp; S. Atkins; G- Zimmerman; S. McFaddon; M. J. Hubbell. Row 3: A. Erickson; B. E. Roth; M. Brookbank; D. Bashore; J. Appanaitis; J. Evans; K. Jibben; B. L. Roth; A. Mueller; S. Cleghorn; B. Swisher. Row 4: M. Proctor; M. Eitmann; R. Trueblood; K. Hanser; R. Young; E. G. Buese; T. Colbert; D. J. Dunscomb; E. Rolf; J. Britton; L. Tober; L. Lefmann. Row 5: D. Keck; D. Shuey; L. Partington; R. Thudium; I. O. Hill; T. Bukant; R. Corby; R. Bloomquist; W. Danforth; M. Nagel; J. Stevenson; I. Kovalik; B. Jones. 90 Row 1: A. Steinberg, L. Helter, P. Fulks, R. Galloway, J. Littleton, M. Kellams, J. Raftington, J. Gehlbach, H. Jackson, M. Groppi, M. Snearly. Row 2: Mr. Wesley Snyder, E. Johner, B. Reid, N. Noland, J. Diller, S. Handlm, H. Raab, M. Allen, B. Walker, L. Schepper, M. Russell, J. Lathrop. Row 3: B Krebs D. Shuey, G. Morton, J. Smith, J. Hill, J. Schepper, H. Henderson, B. Jones, D. Gilmour, H. Williams. PRESENT VARIED PROGRAMS I i UNIVERSITY CHORUS AND A CAPPELLA CHOIR University Chorus and A Cappella Choir are two of the most active musical groups on the Millikin University campus. Any student enrolled at Millikm is eligible for Chorus for academic credit. Chorus rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays under the able direction of Mr. Wesley Snyder. This group often provides inspirational music for our chapel programs. A Cappella is a group of approximately 35 voices selected by try-outs in the fall. Mr. Wesley Snyder also directs this vocal group. Although the choir practices only twice a week it renders excellent music. The University Chorus and A Cappella Choir combine their talents to present Handel ' s " Messiah " each year at Christmas time. In the spring A Cappella goes on tour and also sings at local churches. They also provide music for chapel upon occasion. 91 : BAND Band and Orchestra have contributed much to Millikin this past year. Millikin Civic Orchestra presented a winter and spring concert. From its ranks was drawn the theatre orchestra which played for the opera. As the name implies, townspeople as well as Millikin students are members of the orchestra. The Millikin Band played at home foot- ball and basketball games, and occasion- ally toured to out-of-town games. In addition to these activities, the Band presented a winter concert. 93 1 i JIM MILLIGAN Editor DORIS MARSHALL Assistant Editor DECATURIAN New Publications Board Set Up On Tuesday, March 15, 1955, the Student Council and the Committee on Student Affairs, in joint meeting, approved plans for a new- Publications Board at Millikm. The Board will be made up of ten members — five faculty and five students. The Board held its first meeting on Monday, March 28, at which time petitions for publica- tions were considered. The Board, which is directly responsible to the Student Council, will meet once each month, and will establish both policy and practice for the Millidek, the Deca- turian, the Student Handbook, and the Student Directory. EDITORIAL STAFF D. MARSHALL, Assistant Editor; B. SMITH, Society Editor; I. MILLIGAN, Editor; C. RAMSEY, Sports Editor; J. BRIGGS, Proofreader. DAVE SELIGMAN Assistant Business Manager DICK McBRIDE Business Manager CAROLYNN JOHNSON and DORIS STEPHENSON Millidek Co-Editors HOYT GORRELL Millidek Business Manager ELDON CONSTANT and FLOYD STRADLEY Photographers 95 ILLIDEK We hope you enjoy your 1955 Millidek as much as we have enjoyed working on it. It was made possible only by the hard work of the staff. We would especially like to thank Dr. Ruth Maxwell, our literary adviser, and to say good-bye to Floyd Stradley, who is leaving after three years of work as photographer for the Millidek. A. DIETRICH, Organizations Editor; D. QUISENBERRY, Sports Editor; C. JOHNSON, Co-Editor; D. STEPHEN- SON, Co-Editor; D. McBRIDE, Sports Editor; N. ASH, Class Editor. STAFF KEN COTTINGHAM Art Editor LORETTA HEFTER Assistant Art Editor DICK McBRIDE and DICK QUISENBERRY, Sports Edi- tors; MICKEY SPRINKLE. RUBY SMITH. JEAN STEWART. DON KUHN, Assistant Sports Editors. ANN DIETRICH. Organizations Editor; DIANE DEAMES. LYNN RYERSON. MARY ALLEN. PEGGY BURNET. MARYLYN QUIGLEY. KAREN REIME. Assistant Or- ganizations Editors. NANCY ASH. Class Editor; MARY COLBERT, JOAN LENTZ. MARGE COCHRAN, SUE PECKMANN. JO HAAK. PAT TILLET, JULIA RAFFINGTON, MARILYN COLE, Assistant Class Editors. GENERAL STAFF SHARON McFADDEN, SHIRLEY BROWN, SUZANNE WOOD, SARA SHROEDER, KAY TAYLOR. CAROLYN HENDERSON. JOANNE SHURTS. RUTH McDONALD. u V CHEERLEADERS With their unlimited enthusiasm Millikin ' s cheerleaders depicted the very spirit of Millikin and of her fighting conference champs. Jayne Hagberg, Marlene Kolb, Sharon McFadden, Sally Wiseheart Big Blue fans had more than their share to yell about this year. Nothing is quite so encouraging to a team as the solid backing of its fans. 100 M CLUB The " M " Club has had another year of accomplishments. First semester found us under the direction of President, Jerry Babel; Vice President, Dick Quisenberry; Secretary, Frank Chizevsky; Treasurer, Bob Corrington. Under their leadership some of the major projects carried out were the purchase of the cheerleaders ' uniforms, the Joe Catlin Basketball Game, and a Christmas Party for the Boys ' Oppor- tunity Home. The second semester officers were: President, Frank Van Doren; Vice President, Bill Higgms; Secretary, Gene Wolamn; Treasurer, Bob Corrington. The major projects this semester were the " M " Club book store, an Easter party for the Boys ' Opportunity Home, and the " M " Club Banguet. Plans are already in progress for next year. We are planning an " M " Day for all who have become " M " Men since the opening of the University. The counselor for U M " Club is Coach Ralph Allan. Front Row Dick Quisenberry, Dick McBride, Mel Back Row: Don Petty, Bob Harlan, Bob Glass, Clete Sheets Frank Chizevsky, Gerry Babel, Bill Savage, Hinton, Roger Lotchin, Don McCann, Harold Frost, Dick Kramer, Bill Higgins, Lyle Slater. Doug Warford, Bernie Taylor, Coach Ralph Allan. ' MAN Frank Chizevsky has been chosen 1955 " M " Man by the Millidek Staff. Just to mention a few of Frankie ' s accomplish- ments, he was chosen as all CCI fullback. Little Ail-American, and all NAIA. Besides setting sev- eral records offensively. Frank was one of the toughest defensive line-backers in the confer- ence. He displayed his versatility last spring by taking conference honors in the shot-put and he is out for the same medal this spring. Frank has been an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, President of his Senior Class, Sec- retary of his Sophomore Class, and Officer of the " M " Club. FOOTBALL Coach Jack Allen, in his second year as head coach, led the Big Blue to their most successful season since 1952. After getting off to a slow start by suffering three suc- cessive defeats, the Blue came on to win their last five straight to compile a fine overall record of 5-3 including a 5-1 CCI record, good for a tie for the cham- pionship. The Blue opened their season under the lights on the Decatur High Field going down to defeat 27-7, to the Cardinal ' s of Ball State. The Blue received a big setback in the opening quarter when senior half back and Co-captain Bill Savage suffered a broken collar- bone, which was to keep him out of the lineup for the remainder of the season. 102 Row 1: L. Slater, P. Innis, J. Schaub, B. Higgins, G. Wolanin, D. Kramer, G. Babel, H. Fuson, B. Harlan. Row 2: Coach LaMar, J. Welch, Mgr., D. Parsons, M. Rusch, L. Craig, P. Jones, F. Chizevsky, T. Smith, B. Savage, L. Kane, M. Young, B. Carter, V. Thomas, Coach I. Allen. Row 3: B. Rinehart, G. Westerhoff, B. Endebrock, D. Rayhill, D. Lidbury, D. Beck, R. Gautschy, J. Connolly, H. Turner, R. Wisher. The second game of the new season saw the Blue tackling an even more formidable foe in the Vikings of Missouri Valley. The Allen-men were overpowered by the perennially powerful Mis- souri men, 33-7. The Blue journeyed to Wheaton to open their CCI play against the team picked in pre-season ratings as the team to beat for conference title. The Wheaton Crusaders lived up to their rating as they ran to a 27-6 victory in a constant down- pour. With the first three games behind them, the Blue were not to be discouraged as they returned home to meet the Vikings of Augustana in the second annual Dad ' s Day game. The 31-6 victory gave an indication of things to come with senior Co-captain Frank Chizevsky running hard up the middle, foe Lambert stepping in for injured Bill Savage in fine fashion, and Larry Kane showing great passing attack in connecting with halfback Ted Smith and end Pete Innis. n f ■I The Titans of Illinois Wesleyan were to pro- vide the opposition at Bloomington for the deter- mined gridders of Millikin the following week. The Blue came out on top with a 13-7 win. The next week was Homecoming and a must for the Blue. The Foresters of Lake Forest were the opposition for the Big Blue, who needed a victory if they were to send a large homecoming crowd away happy and were to make a bid for the CCI Championship. The Millikin men ran and passed to a fine 27-13 victory. Following the homecoming game, the Blue met the winless Bluejays of Elmhurst. The of- fensive-minded men for Millikin completely dom- inated play in an easy 45-7 win. The final game of the season was another must for the Blue if they were to gain a share of the CCI Championship. The Big Blue responded in excellent fashion with a 51-12 victory. Co- captain Frank Chizevsky ended a brilliant four year grid career for the Blue, setting three new conference rushing records sparked by his 95 yard touchdown run from scrimmage. The Blue placed Frank Chizevsky, fullback, Pete Innis, end, and Lyle Slater, tackle, on the all CCI first team. Halfback Ted Smith and tackle Gerry Babel received berths on the second squad. Chizevsky and Innis gained further honor;; in being named to the Little Ail-American Squad. Dick Kramer won the Lou Epperson Memorial Award for his fine play at the guard position. All of the men played hard, showing always a determination to win. They deserve credit for a fine season. FOOTBALL SCORES Millikin 7 Ball State 27 Millikin 7 Missouri Valley 33 Millikin 6 Wheaton 27 Millikin 31 Augustana 6 Millikin 13 Wesleyan 7 Millikin 27 Lake Forest 13 Millikin 45 Elmhurst 7 Millikin 51 North Central 12 BASKETBALL The 1954-55 edition of the Millikin Basket- ball team found the Big Blue hardwood five winning its fifth CCI crown in the last seven seasons. And in doing so, Ralph Allan ' s charges provided the Millikin fans with many thrilling action-packed evenings of basketball. The team, led by co-captains Mel Sheets and Jack Dettro, faced an uphill battle almost from the start of the season. After winning the year ' s first two contests against Normal and Southern, the Blue dropped conference contests against Lake Forest and North Central. From this point on there could be and were no further losses to conference foes. The victory surge was sparked by a team effort, indicated by the fact that all five regulars ended the season with nearly the same point average. Row 1: J. Young, L. Warren, D. Brucker, ]. Dettro, M. Sheets, D. Petty, D. McBane, Mgr. Row 2: Coach R. Allan, R. Reed, R. Lotchin, D. Morris, T. Smith, C. Conrady, J. Schneiter, Student Coach. 108 On February 12 the Big Blue and many fans made a journey to Chicago to play the Wheaton Crusaders in the Chicago Stadium. The convincing 72-49 win there was just what the team needed to carry them to the conference championship. The highlight of the season came a few weeks later at Wesleyan where the Blue did the impossible in beating the Titans 65-61 on the latters ' home court. In winning the CO Millikin set a new conference scoring record for total points in one season and in points per game. Action outside the CCI found the Blue winning over such teams as Macalaster, Eastern, and Shurtleff twice. On the other side of the column, however, were losses to Beloit and to the third place winners in the NAIA tourney, Western. For the fifth straight year the Blue were invited to the District 20, NAIA playoffs in Champaign. However, Millikin could not beat Wesleyan three times in one season, and lost to the Bloomington five in the first round. Members of the team were Roger Lotchin, Don Morris, Terry Smith, Larry Warren, Ron Reed, and captain elect for next season Don Petty. Individual honors went to Don Morris, who ranked third in the nation with a .637 shooting percentage on field goals, and to Don Petty, who led the squad in free throwing. Millikm 104- Millikin 63- Millikin 87- Millikin 89- Millikin 83- Millikin 98- Millikin 89- Millikin 72- Millikin 93- Millikin 73- Millikin 71- Millikin 79- Millikin 68- -Wheaton 83 -Lake Forest 85 -Wesleyan 64 -Shurtleff 73 -North Central 58 -Augustana 50 -Eastern 80 -Wheaton 47 -Elmhurst 86 -Beloit 84 -Wesleyan 66 -Eastern 82 -Wesleyan 83 ' P. Innis. Row 3: Coach Allen, M. Sheets, D. Harrel, D. Richard- son, R. Lotchin, D. Zank, R. Wisher, G. Hastings. X Coach Jack Allen opens his second year at the helm of the Big Blue dia- mond squad, confident that he has a title contender. Upholding the confident outlook are six returning lettermen to man the key positions. Righthander Dennis Harrell and lefty Clete Hinton return to head the mound staff with non-letterman Dave Richardson and Larry Warren to strengthen the staff. Lefties Jim Brown and Jim Stillman are available for duty also. Letterman Frank Van Doren re- turns from service to take charge be- hind the bat, with Dean Doss ready to relieve him. The infield is manned with letterman Tom Lambert at first base and 1954 conference batting champion Don Petty at second. New- comers Jack Hoffman at shortstop and Ron Wisher at third base give the Blue Jim Stillmcm Frank Van Doren V J Coach Allen Captain Sheets J ' ! a sound infield. Versatile Duane Potter fills in wherever needed and Roger James, a fine fielder, pier .; r;li rjt second base when called upon. Captain Mel Sheets returned to hold down his familiar center field spot, being flanked by Pete Innis in right field with Roger Lotchin and Duane Zank alternating in left field. Clete Hinton Dave Richardson 117 Coach Ralph Allan ' s cindermen were again this year expected to represent Millikin in fine style. With Captain Dick Quisenberry leading the squad, the Big Blue were anxiously hoping to capture the Conference Championship once again. COACH RALPH ALLAN Row 1: L. Craig, D. Parsons, P. Jones, T. Smith, D. Kramer, D. Quisenberry, F. Chizevsky, L. Slatter. Row 2: P. McKelvey, manager; B. Langdon, R. Hanson, B. Glass, H. Frost, D. Wright, D. Reed, T. Harpstreit, D. McBride, D. Warford, Coach R. Allan. Doug Warford Dick Quisenberry, Captain Captain Quisenberry, one of the nation ' s top 220 men, was working hard to better his records in the 220 and 440. Two men anticipat- ing several points for Millikin in the hurdles, jumps, pole vault, and javelin were Paul Jones and Ted Smith. Larry Craig, Doug Warford, Dick Kramer, and Bill Langdon, along with Quisenberry, provided the manpower in the dashes. Letterman Dick McBride, with strong help from Freshmen Dave Parsons and Duncan Reid, constituted the field in distance running. Another veteran counted upon to pick up necessary points in the javelin, broad jump, and high jump was Harold Frost. The strength in the weight events was supplied by Senior Frank Chizevsky, Lyle Slater, and Dick Kramer. Dave Parsons Bob Glass Dick Kramer P. Kaiser. B. Hawkins. B. Corrington. W. Fulton, A. Myers GOLF Captain Bob Corrington leads the Big Blue Golfers onto the links for another fine season. Bob, two time letter winner, is well backed with Bill Hawkins and Allen Myer, also two time winners of the Big " M " , and Pat Kaiser seeking his second " M " . Non-letterman, Wes Fulton rounds out a squad which represents Millikin well. MM Pat Kaiser Bill Hawkins Al Myers f ■:■ , ' .. ' ( « ...» 122 Bob Corring ' .on Wes Fulton 1§ J. Ortberg R. Hurd C. Strieb TENNIS J. Schneiter J. Ortberg R. Hurd i J. Schneiter 123 Prospects are looking good for Millikin ' s tennis team this year. Returning from last year ' s team, which won second place in the confer- ence, are three lettermen. They are: Captain John Ortberg, number two singles C.C.I, cham- pion; Bill Fisher, number one singles player; and Clayton Strieb, a capable southpaw. The team is expected to be bolstered by new- comers, John Schneiter and Riley Hurd. WOMEN ' S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION I SENIOR SWEATER GIRLS Stocks, M. Cole, C. Stegenga, J. Gilman, S. Sampson, L. Wolf, J, Panfil. The Women ' s Athletic Association is open to all university women interested in sports. The operation of the intramural program is the primary activity of W.A.A. Included in the program were speedball, bowling, deck tennis, basketball, volleyball, and badmin- ton. The organization winning the most games receives the traveling trophy which is presented each spring. At this time, in- dividual awards are also given to girls active in the Association. W.A.A. again sponsored the Annual In- tercollegiate Tennis Tournament this year. Other activities included a fall picnic, sports days on which a group of members partici- pated in events at other schools, and the selection of the Millikin senior W.A.A. girl. Miss Dorothy }. McClure served as Fac- ulty Adviser for W.A.A. this year. Judy Gilman was selected as the senior 1955 W.A.A. Girl by officers of W.A.A. and intramural managers. She has been active in W.A.A. for the past four years and held the office of Secretary in her junior year. OFFICERS President Sally Durbm Vice-President Sally Sweet Secretary lean Stewart Treasurer Margaret Carter Intramural Manager Dories Mullen 124 and portrayed daily Freshmen arrived and joined was launched Barefoot contessas Campus Chest entertained us They did their hest Co-chairmen, Ruth McDonald and Gene Baker with Campus Chest " Deltas Tri " to sing Our goal fell short Blue Moon? Are our ideals falling, too? 133 during Homecoming Where ' d you get your lumber. ' SAE ' s take first on house decorations r It ' s a woman ' s world Second place, Tri Delt " Type ' ical welcome Third place. Alpha Chi The alums cashed in Third place, TKE 135 : ■ H Activities Long hours were spent preparing for Homecoming. Freshman - sophomore games initiated activities of the weekend with the freshmen traditionally losing. That evening students welcomed alums to the campus with a talent show, " Two Fingers of Scotch, " decorated houses, and the pep rally on the athletic field. Satur- day brought a full day beginning with the parade in the morning. This year everybody could place. Millikm spirit was high as the Big Blue downed Lake Forest in the football game. Homecoming was climaxed by the dance in the Armory with Charlie Spivak ' s band. Thanks to the co-chairmen for a perfect weekend! Strike while the iron is hot Delta Delta Delta, second place It ' s water over the dam Tau Kappa Epsilon. second place 136 and Festivities. Notice anything unusual? Spirit was high as Millikin beat Lake Forest 13? Millikin ' s Queen and Her Court tCA Each sorority on campus and the Mil- likin Independent Association selects a candidate to represent them as Home- coming queen. A committee composed of students, faculty, and townspeople chose Verne Borse as the 1954 Millikin Homecoming Queen. She reigned over the activities of the weekend. The coro- nation took place during half-time of the football game. The queen was crowned by the 1953 queen, Betty Jane Reed. The queen and her court were honored at the Homecoming dance that evening. Verne came to Millikin from Oak Park, Illinois, and was active in various campus activities. She was president of Millikin Religious Association and Newman Club; vice-president of Alpha Epsilon Rho; member of the Home Ec Club and Town and Gown. She was also elected to " Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities. " " Millikin ' s best VERNE BORSE Zeta Tau Alpha 138 varied activities, Not bad for a music major Preparation for the big production was terrificl School of Music presented " Bartered Bride " Mirror, mirror on the wall Student Council sponsored Sweetheart Dance What ' d you think of the ref? Students supported the " Blue " at Champaign. Robert Shaw Spirit was lowered by the loss at Champaign Sing, Brothers, Sing! The Robert Shaw Chorale closed the Fine Art Series But gained momentum from MilliklH Sine? Hs 1 ' w P ! M acfe pot winners mr I " . j»a Song leaders accept their trophies Deltas ' love to sing Delta Delta Delta first place for women Delta Sigs " sang it right. " Delta Sigma Phi first place for men Thanks, Jim Black, for the improved chapel programs Chapels every Wednesday The " fastest " man on campus Interfraternity Council sponsored a dance dances, and more dances. T7ie r« io is fiwo Jo one The warm weather brings the students out 3 v Linesmen Girls supported track team Spring fever dominated spirit Tennis, anyone? Relaxation before finals My finals in Bridge Girls sunbathe on leisure time In the shadow of the oak tree Students take advantage of free time p Homecoming Queen, anyone? It ' s good convertible weather 151 r His classes are on the honor system! Students-faculty " sub " during finals On your mark, Get Set, Cheat! Finals aren ' t really like this During finals and graduation. May the Lord bless you and keep you Baccalaurate at Westminister Their contributions will go for the new gym Graduation — that long awaited day DR. E. S. BOYER Dr. Boyer has taught at Millikin for 25 years. During that time he has head- ed the sociology and religion depart- ments. For a number of years he has been teaching sociology to the nurses at Decatur and Macon County Hospital. Dr. Boyer has been a source of con- stant help and guidance to us at Millikin, and to him we extend our heartfelt thanks. May God bless him always. Weft, my clear Mi ' fli ' km bids you farewell DR. H. LOGAN COBB Dr. H. Logan Cobb has been on the faculty at Millikin for 5 years. He is leaving to teach Spanish and English at Wood- row Wilson, here in Decatur. DR. W. E. FISHER Dr. W. E. Fisher, Chairman of the Education Department, is leaving Millikin to join the faculty of Long Beach State College, Long Beach, Califor- nia. Dr. Fisher has been at Millikin for eight years and we are very sorry to see him leave. MISS NORMA DECK Miss Norma Deck graduated from the University of Wiscon- sin and came to Millikin this year. She is leaving for the University of Illinois next fall. 153 Men and Women Working for You! . . . that ' s the ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE DEVOTED to building a better community. 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It has served Millikin University students and faculty for more than fifty years. Make the Millikin National your banking home. THE MILLIKIN NATIONAL BANK DECATUR ' S OLDEST AND LARGEST BANK We Invite Your Account of Decatur, Decatur, Illinois Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Member Federal Reserve System iiiiiiiiiiiiiii nun ii 1 1 in 1 1 n i linn i mi i i milium iiiiiimiimiiii 160 , mill ' ' 1 ' ALUMNI OBLIGATION... Send your ANNUAL Gift to YOUR ALUMNI FOUNDATION Give at Least $1 per year • Since its organization in 1946-47 the FOUNDATION has given MILLIKIN for — Lockers for the Gym $ 5 ' S22 " 2o Albert Taylor Hall MKonX Student Loan Fund MuX ' Xn Library Books for Graduate Courses ' 2S ' no Student Lounge ?2! nn Student Work Camp qo IS Electric Score Board, Class ' 50 „2MS Cottage-type Dorms for Men 8,400 .00 Scholarships 10,900.00 Steagall-Sarran $4,000 Davida McCaslin 5,000 B. H. 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BRINKOETTER SONS, Inc. PLUMBING - HEATING REPAIRING Visit Our Showroom 636 E. WOOD Sales and Service - Sewer Work Process Piping in iiiiuiii mil ii iiiiiiii ii i Compliments of SUPERIOR ELECTRIC COMPANY (W. G. Hamilton) 535 N. MORGAN STREET ROBY ROBY JAMES E. ROBY VERNE E. ROBY Class of ' 43 REALTORS " Complete Line of Real Estate Service " SALES - INSURANCE - LOANS 252 E. Main St. Phone 8-3451 iiiiiiii mini i i inn i iiiiiiii urn iiiiiiii in BLACK COMPANY SPORTING GOODS 340 North Main 125 East North Decatur Illinois i mil iiiiiiii i mini n ■ ■■ Engravings for this 1955 MILLIDEK furnished by PEORIA ENGRAVING COMPANY Peoria, Illinois ii iiiiuiii i i ill imiim i m Compliments of WOARE BUILDERS SUPPLY CO. Brick and Builders Supplies 1600 N. Calhoun St. Phone 4404 Decatur, Illinois „ , i inn i i iimnm ■■ " " " " " " ii inn iiiiimiiminniiii mini 162 THE NATIONAL BANK OF DECATUR DECATUR, ILLINOIS on Water Street, South of Central Park Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ,„ , , nun , , iiiii mil »■ " " " ' ' 1 1 84 YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE • Diamonds • Fashion Jewelry • Watches • Linens • China • Perfumes • Crystal • Handhags • Sterling and Plated Silverware POST ' S DIAMONDS Are " Registered " For Your Protection You Are Invited to Join POST ' S STERLING SILVER CLUB Pay Only 33c a Week for Each 4-Piece Place Setting Over 100 Choice Sterling Patterns to Select From There ' s No Extra Charge for Post ' s Liberal Payment Plan! H. POST SONS Jewelers for Over 84 Years Merchant at Prairie Decatur, Illinois IIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIII1III „ hi urn 1 1111 Mllll I III1IIII11IIII1HI1IMII I I Mil Ml II " ' II BETTER LIGHTS - BETTER GRADES ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY j mini i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini iiiii mill iiiiiiin mini 1111111111111 in mi in nil mm mi 165 Bottled under authority of the Coca-Cola Co. by The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Decatur ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■■ 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 ■ I ■ 1 1 1 1 Illlll Mill I Mill Mill II III I II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 PEERLESS Household Cleaners Decatur ' s Only Exclusive Household Cleaners Rugs " Drapes " Slip Covers Bed Spreads - T. Cloths Lamp Shades - Blankets Furniture Phone 3-8302 519 N. Monroe St. mi! mill ii mi ii ii i mi 1 1 ii iiiiii mi iiiiii i GREIDER ' S CAFE Robert J. Greider, Manager MAIN AND WATER GREIDER ' S CAFETERIA H. D. Greider, Jr., Manager MAIN AND WILLIAM GREIDER ' S MEZZANINE ROOM MAIN AND WILLIAM Jack C. Greider, Manager DECATUR, ILLINOIS I | IIIIII Illllllllllllllllll II I MINIM IIIIII Mill DAUT BROTHERS FLORISTS Extends Congratulations Compliments of LINCOLN THEATRE and EMPRESS THEATRE DECATVR,S FINEST illllllllllllllllll i i iiiMini mum ii ii Compliments of Beatrice Foods Co. Meadow Gold Milk and Ice Cream DECATUR, ILLINOIS PHONE 5241 ItllllllllllllllMIIIHIIHIIIIIIlllHIIIIIIIIIIII ,„„„„„„,,„•,, I ■IIIIMIUl ■ ' ' » " " ' 1 " " " " 166 „„,„„ „„,„„„„ mill mini i mni ' » 1 ' 1 " " " »» " " " ' iiiiimimiimmiiiiii i (•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a BROWNIE COAL OIL Company Phone 5133 BROWNIE STOKERS CENTRAL ILLINOIS ' LARGEST SELECTION of HIGH GRADE COALS For Every Purpose CLEAN, CAREFUL DELIVERIES 840 N. Morgan BROWNIE ROCK WOOL INSULATION " BLOWN-IN " The Clean, Efficient Way REDUCES SUMMER HEAT 10 to 18 DEGREES Saves 20% to 30% on Fuel Brownie Modern DEHYDRATED FUEL OIL Cosls You No More — Phone 5183 — ,„„ „„„ I MM I M ' HI I " ' » ' • ' " " ' »» ' " »» ' » ' 168 „„„„ „ , , , i i i iiiiii ' " " ' » iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimimiiii J. L. SIMMONS COMPANY INCORPORATED Contractors - Engineers - Builders ARCHITECTURAL :: INDUSTRIAL :: PUBLIC WORK CONSTRUCTION DECATUR, ILLINOIS INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS CHICAGO, ILLINOIS IIIIIIMIIIIIII , , 1 1 1 1 1 1 Mill I 1III1M Illllllllllll I " Ill III! IIII I « I Hill C You ' ll be proud to say " IT CAME FROM FLORA ' S " Exclusive Dealer For DIAMOND RINGS China - Crystal STERLING SILVER Gifts From All Over the World OMEGA AUTOMATIC WATCHES A YEAR TO PAY Minium iiiniiimi i i i i ii ii i i ii ■ ii minium »•■ " 169 GROVE ' S RESTAURANT Sandwiches - Fountain Service Phone 5064 Routes 51 - 48 - 121 Decatur, 111. Compliments of BLUE MILL i ■ 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 IMII1II Mill I I " 1IMIMM Compliments of the HOOKER GLASS AND PAINT MFG. CO. 332 North Main Street DECATUR, ILLINOIS PAINTS - GLASS - WALLPAPER iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii nun 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n n 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 imams FOR IMPORTANT CLOTHES Formals Ready-to -Wear Sportswear Jewelry Millinery 135 E. Prairie Phone 3-3644 iiiiii i nun ii 1 1 mi nun mi mini mil Licensed — CONTRACTOR — Insured EICHENAUER ELECTRIC SERVICE FINE FIXTURES - WIRING APPLIANCES Sunbeam, G.E. Toastmaster, G.E. Lamps and Clocks 134 S. OAKLAND 2-4806 —Phones— 2-2543 IIIIIIHIIIIIIIinillllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHlIIIIHIIilHIHlllllllHHIIIIIIIIIIIIlill RAYCRAFT DRUG STORES Decatur, Illinois SAM E. ARMSWORTH 1099 W. Main 702 E. Wood 1 1 mil i mi i mi 1 1 mi i mi mm limn mm I mi II I IIIMIimilll Ill i mi i mm minimi i mm milium inn i mi mil i mi ill inn ii 170 „ Illllllll I II I II I " ' " 1 1 ' 11 " " 1 1 1 1 1:1 Congratulations and Best Wishes for Success To the Senior Class of Millikin University MUELLER CO. Dependable Since 1857 MAIN OFFICE 4 FACTORY DECATUR. ILLINOIS Illlllll I MINIUM I I I IMMIIIM I I 172 CLASS OF ' 55 May we not only congratulate you on your success scholastically but also as you embark on the vastly wider waters of the future — wish for each of you happiness and success whether your course be business, a profession or that most important of all occupations, a Home Maker. LINN SCRUGGS CO. SUNSHINE DAIRY, INC. 725 East Prairie Ave. Decatur, Illinois BUY SUNSHINE MILK " It ' s Fresher " . . . It ' s From Nearby Farms iimiiii iiiiumiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiii niiiiiiiiiiiiii i i ' " »» 1 " Nl nun " " " " 173 Compliments of Marion S. Clesson Plumbing and Heating Telephone 7422 235 S. Main Decatur, Illinois j | ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 IIIIS I I I Compliments of Houdaille-Hershey Corp. DECATUR DIVISION j in iiiiilinlllllillliiii in i nun ii mum i n i mill Congratulations from Wagner Malleable Iron Co. Complete Washing and Lubrication ATLAS TIRES : : BATTERIES AUTO ACCESSORIES at DON ' S STANDARD SERVICE W. Main and Oakland 3-9127 Come in please — go out pleased j in ■ ■■ ■■ iMiiniiiiii i i i ' mil TOLLY ' S COMPLETE FOOD STORES 2 — Super Markets — 2 2220 E. WOOD ST. Open 24 hours a day 1355 N. ROUTE 48 Open 7 a.m. to midnight i || Ill 1 1 1 1 1 1 llll 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' " I STAUBERS YOUR HOME STORE Decatur ' s Home of Fashions - Accessories Appliances - Housewares Floor Coverings Top-Brand Names , , umm.miM.i. ■ " ' " " » ' " 1 " " " ' 1 ' " " " ' ' 174 DID YOU KNOW? A. E. Staley Mfg. Co. is the largest independent processor of corn and soybeans in the world. To keep the Staley plant at capacity operation over 1,000 tons of coal and more than 100,000 bushels of grain are required daily. Manufacturing operations are carried on in some 108 buildings, having 2,600,000 square feet of floor space, and covering nearly 400 acres of land. Approximately 3,000 loyal, enthusiastic people are employees of the Staley Co. here in Decatur. The Staley sales organization is international and is composed of hundreds of field representatives and technicians. Staley products are sold world wide for the home, farm, and industry. Staley Products for the Home • STA FLO LIQUID STARCH • CUBE LAUNDRY STARCH •CAMEO PERFUMED LAUNDRY STARCH • ZEST MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE • SWEETOSE SYRUPS • CREAM CORN STARCH A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co. DECATUR ILLINOIS 176 " What constitutes BEING A GOOD CITIZEN? " ■Ill ill U vnu answer this question? It Lt If a da citizenship project- HERE ' S THE W« EXECUTIVE AHSWEREO IT. ••To describe a good citizen in a few wor ds is mosc difficult-nun Uk £ ine to describe onr great country in a lew " Zds. However, some qualifications of a good atizen certainly wonld be. . A fundamental belief in God. • A deep sense of honesty and integrity. . Moral character above «pro«h-the result of personal convictions rather than fear of public opinion. . An interest in ones community com pled with a willingness to work long ind hard for its betterment. . A true sense of value, recognizing that ,here is no such thing as something for thing Everything we achieve, every- thing we get, must be earned. . A love of the freedoms guaranteed by • A desire to searcn ; tu and not be swayed by the emotions of others. . A sense of duty when it comes to ex- should be met. ship in a few words I hope thoughts will be helpful. CATERPILLAR TRACTOR CO. II imlllllllllllllDI Illll II I ' 1 1 ' »■ ' IIIIII MMMI IIII I MUM II 1 1 Ml 111P NIRIDER ' S INC. SUNDRIES SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOUNTAIN SERVICE 1101 W. Main Phone 3-9249 ■mi iii mil ii ii in in 1 1 ii ii 1 1 ii i Minium I GO BY YELLOW CA 5 14 5 JIM llll MM I MM Ml 1 1 II I II Ml 1 1 1 1 1 ■ I ■ 1 1 • I ■ 1 1 George S. Walker. Inc. Plumbing and Heating Phone 7175 OTTOS no.l specialist in local moving! TRWKFEBI30WK2C? jiiiiiii Minimum i mm mm nm © The Borden Company Bet Thefe Talking About BORDEN ' S . . . The Best Tasting Milk in Town Borden Milk Agency Dial 2-0114 JMIIMMIMII I Illlll I »l IMIMIIIIIIIIII M0DO.-PARIS Your LUX Laundry . . . Featuring . . . Six Times Cleaner Electronic DRY CLEANING 324 E. Wabash Dial 5275 J MM „„,„ , , i mm Muni mini nm mini iiiiiimni mn i " 178 , 111 ii mil llllll i i i i i i in i H i illinium iiiiiniin i i MARVEL-SCHEBLER PRODUCTS DIV. BORG- WARNER CORPORATION CONGRATULATIONS 1955 Graduates of MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY „„ , „„, iiiiummimi 1111....18.104.22.168 i mill " " ii " " " I ' " ,M " 1 ' ' ■» " " " " 180 Commencement: The beginning of a career, but the end of college days. Our congratulations and best wishes go to you as you begin your career. It is hoped that you use to the full extent the excel- lent training you have received at Millikin A. W. CASH COMPANY 540 N. 18th Street Decatur, Illinois Jiiiiiiililiiiiilililiiiiiii miiiii ■ iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i miiiiiiiiniiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Mini in i iiiiiiini 181 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 it I II 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M I II 1 1 1 1 r . 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 ii i ii 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 m ii 1 1 ii 1 1 El 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii s 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r FASHIONS for Junior Misses and Tall Girls mm- wL Ml film w WAJMm mm Decatur ' s Leading Specialty Store in 1 1 1 1 1 1 i i ■ i ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 in i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin G e S. LYON SONS LUMBER MFG. CO. Since 1878 Building with Decatur Since 1878 Woodwork for Homes Compliments of RAUPP ' S SHOES Your Family Shoe Store Broadway at Cerro Gordo Phone 4271 [llllllllllllllllliMllliEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHMIII 139 NORTH WATER II ii 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 1 1 1 in milium I m ml ORIGINAL SERVICE PARTS SPECIALIZED Automotive, Carburetor, Electrical, and Speedometer Service Magnetos - Gasoline Engines Decatur Battery Service, inc. 343 E. MAIN PHONE 5453 • The 1955 Millidek Staff wishes to thank all of the advertisers for their contin- ued support of Millikin ' s activities. This interest is greatly appreciated. jilllllll llllllllllllllllll mi i m im mil 1 1 nil i ii Minimi limn mini llllllllimilll i i i IJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 182 I This is LiDerai hits M Sorry girls, he ' s married! II 1 1 1 111 1 1 1 Oil 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 • 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 MlllltllMMIIIIIMIimiMIIIIIIIIMIIIIHIMIIIMIIIMIIM II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 M For the Fit of Your Life For Footwear Most Favored . . . since the first day Millikin opened its doors . . . it ' s always been POLRATH ' S Footwear . . . The Famed Names You Know in shoes for on the campus . . . and off FOR MEN . . . FOR WOMEN FOLRATH ' S 211 N. Water CAMPUS STYLES with Complete Range of Sizes " We Fit the Hard to Fit " Don Miller Norma R. Miller RODGERS SHOES 114 E. William Decatur, Illinois IIMIIIIIIIMIIMIIIMIIIIMIIIIIMUMIIIIIII11IIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIII1IIIIIIHIIIIIIIII1IIIIIIH Plan your Future in . . . SOUTH SHORES mini iiiii i ilium i i ■ H m iiimi ' iiMiini rf A Planned Community " TYPE 14 | Call This three bedroom 1 BILL COZAD Home 42 ' x 28 ' with Vice-Pres., Sales J bath, a half bath, E and kitchen - dining Phone area, sells for only i 3.1521 or 3-5248 $16,500. I Finest residential area in Decatur — All Homes have city gas heat, paved streets, city schools, city water, and city sewers • GI or FHA Loans • a 1 in 1 1 nun inn 1 nullum 1 minim iiiiiimi mini 1 iiiiminmiimii 184 „„„ , I ■ 1 ' IIMINmillllllllllllll. UK r JNeumode HOSIERY Hosiery for The Entire Family 2-1755 117 N. Water 1 1 1,1111 iJouRnns 7 7 T . I On THE C0RI1ER L0RI5T5 r. it f f i HOUSES HOTEL ORLANDO 160 South Water Street at Wood Phone 5305 „„„ iiiiiini miiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniii i Compliments of C. N. GORHAM SON S EM M ELS Ladies ' Ready-to-W ear IIIIIINI inn i ii ii 1 1 ll ■ i ■ il ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Illllllll = Telephone 5345 ■ 5346 j DECATUR WAREHOUSE CO. R. C. Shumate J. F. Gauger | Harry (Skinny) Taylor | • TRANSFER • MOVING • STORAGE Licensed, Bonded, Insured | Carriers | 555 E. Wood St. Decatur, Illinois f j ii in 1 1 ii i i illinium in ■ mnn ■■■■■ 244 N. Water Ph. 2-6641 iiiiiini iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i Minimi iiiiiini Quality - Service Phone 2-1582 Established 1919 LANDHOLT Auto Refinishing Painting Trimming Body and Fender Repairing 745 E. Prairie Ave. Decatur, Illinois iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiii ' 1 185 The A P Policy . . . To Always: • Do what is honest, fair, sincere and in the best interests of each customer. • Extend friendly, satisfying ser- vice to everyone. Give every customer the most good food for her money. Assure accurate weight every time — 16 oz. to each pound. • Give accurate count and full measure. • Charge the correct price. • Cheerfully refund customer ' s mony if for any reason any purchase is not satisfactory. 134 N. BROADWAY 136 E. PACKARD Compliments of F. W. WOOLWORTH COMPANY 239 North Water III II Hill I Illlllllllllllllllllilllllll It ' HECHT ' S Junior and Women ' s Apparel 335 N. WATER Decatur, Illinois IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII II II I MM I III I I nilllllMIII.il I I SCHAFFER GLUCK FURS SUITS - CLOTH COATS SPORTSWEAR 1135 W. WOOD ! 253 North Main St. IM ii iiu i i ii " iiiiiiiiiniiiii i i i i mm " iiiiiiiiuiuiiiiiiii 186 ,, iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiituiii iuiihiiiiii WE SERVE YOU Safety — Courtesy Service J III II I III 1 1 llll IN I II 1 1 MM Mill MM Mill 1111 1111 1 MM II ' MIIIIMM BEST WISHES TO 1955 GRABS MILLER-O ' NEILL 120 W. Prairie FLOOR COVERINGS and DRAPES HI MMMMMMIM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 1 T THE POM POM CAFE LUNCHES - DINNERS Steaks, Chicken, Seafood Fountain Service HOME MADE PIES Private Dining Room for Parties 1098 W. Wood St. .,„ ii ii minim mini mi ' " » ' iiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiii inn mini inn mm mi Milium mini in mini mum 187 Phone 5429 730 So. Main Decatur For a Job to be Well Done " EVERYTHING IN ROOFING and SHEET METAL Industrial Commercial Residential Farm jiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiniii n ii ■■ • i iiiiiiihiiiiiii CARSON Decatur ' s Largest and Finest Credit Jewelers FAMOUS FOR FINE DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY APPLIANCES Guaranteed Watch Repairing 215 E. North Decatur Phone 3-2762 for Success Hunter-Pogue Lumber Co. ji iiiiiii inn ii i mi ' 1 Compliments of Swain Myers Sales Co. DESIGNERS and SUPPLIERS Complete Food Service Equipment and Fixtures for Schools, Restaurants, Institutions, Clubs, and Drug Stores 544-552 N. MAIN ST. iiiiiiiiiiiniii i u nni ii iniiiiiiiiiiii imiimiiiin mill ii iiiiiii i ilium minium iiiimmimii 133 , " " HA8NES ESSICK GREETING CARDS AND GIFTS PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES PHOTO FINISHING SPORTING GOODS OFFICE SUPPLIES ART SUPPLIES STATIONERY BOOKS 122 East William Street Compliments of SVENDSEN FLORIST Flower Shop and Greenhouse 2702 North Broadway I 111 I Ml II I II I III II III 1 1 I II II 1 1 II II I Illllllll niiiMiiiii i i i minim i mm COLLEGE SUPPLY STORE Decals Textbooks Typewriters Art Supplies General Supplies College Outline Series 24-Hour Photo Finishing Esterbrook Fountain Pens This 1955 MILLIDEK Printed by HUSTON-PATTERSON CORPORATION DECATUR, ILLINOIS Jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii , , , , Illlllll llllllllllllllllllll Ml MUM I II Illllllllllllll HUM MMMI 189 INDEX TO SENIOR ACTIVITIES ABSHER. LEE: MUhkin Independent Association; Art Club; R.W.A.C., President; Sigma Alpha Iota. AUGSPURGER. DON: Delta Sigma Phi; Decorations for 1954 Homecoming; Intramurals. BABEL. GERALD: MUhkin Independent Association; " M " Club, President, Treasurer; Varsity Football; Intramurals. BALLION. ORIE: Delta Sigma Phi. BARONE. DOLORES: MUhkin Independent Association, Intra- mural Manager; Sigma Zeta, Secretary-Treasurer; Spanish Club; M.R.A.; Phi Kappa Phi; Town and Gown; Chorus; Religious Emphasis Week; Intramurals. BERREY, CURTIS: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Chaplin; Sigma Zeta, President; Intramurals. BLACKBURN. BECKY: Delta Delta Delta; French Club, Vice President; Chorus; FT. A.; Millidek Staff; Homecoming Com- mittees; Religious Emphasis Week; Homecoming Show. BORSE, VERNE: Zeta Tau Alpha, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Rush Chairman; Newman Club, Mem- bership Chairman, Secretary, President; Alpha Epsilon Rho, Vice President; M.R.A., Publicity Chairman, President; Home Economics Club, Social Chairman, Secretary; Drill Team; Town and Gown; Panhellanic Council; Social Committees of Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Classes; Homecoming Queen Committee; Homecoming Decorations Chairman; Re- ligious Emphasis Week Committee; Student Council Pub- licity Committee; Homecoming Queen, 1955; Who ' s Who. BOWERS, CALVIN: Sigma Phi Alpha, Treasurer, Chaplain. BRAME, ROBERT: Chi Eta Rho. BRIGGS, MADGE: Alpha Chi Omega, Historian; W.A.A.; Sig- ma Alpha Iota, Vice President; A Cappella Choir; Band; Opera Chorus for Die Fledermous and Madame Butterfly; F.T.A. BRINTON, HERBERT: Chi Eta Rho. BROCK. BUD: Tau Kappa Epsilon, President, Pladge Trainer, Sargeant at Arms, Social Chairman, House Manager, Activities Chairman; Alpha Phi Omega, Sargeant at Arms; Interfraternity Council. BROWN. WENDELL: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha, Historian. BUESE. ELMER: Alpha Phi Omega, Secretary; Pi Kappa Delta; Chorus; Town and Gown; M.R.A. BUTTS. RUTH: Pi Beta Phi, Recording Secretary; Home Ec- onomics Club; W.A.A.; Conant Society: Student Council, Homecoming Committees. CHIZEVSKY. FRANK: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Chronicler; New- man Club, Secretary; " M " Club, Secretary; President, Senior Class; Secretary, Sophomore Class; Varsity Foot- ball, Co-captain; Track; Little All- American; All Conference; All N.A.I.A.; " M " Man. CHRISTNER. AUDRA: Sigma Alpha Iota, Program Chairman; Band; Chorus. CHURUKIAN, GEORGE: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sargeant at Arms, Activities Chairman, House Manager; Student Council; Alpha Phi Omega, Historian, Chairman Help Week, Chair- man Blood Drive, National Convention, National Com- mittee; Campus Chest, 1953-54; Honor Roll. CLEGHORN. SHIRLEY: R.W.A.C., Secretary; F.T.A. COLE. MARILYN: Delta Delta Delta; House President, Intra- mural Manager, Marshall, Assistant Treasurer, Recording Secretary; Tau Chi Pi, Secretary, Vice President; W.A.A., Millidek Staff; Homecoming Committees; Campus Chest Committees; Religious Emphasis Week Committees; Chair- man of Senior Dance; Intramurals. CORRINGTON, ROBERT: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Vice President, Rush Chairman, Pledge Trainer, Social Chairman, Herald; " M " Club, Treasurer; Young Republicans Club; Alpha Epsilon Rho; M.R.A.; Homecoming Committees; Religious Emphasis Week Committees; Golf, Captain; Intramurals. COX, JAY: Phi Mu Alpha, Historian, Secretary; Orchestra; Barid; Chorus; M.I. A.; A. Cappella Choir; Intramurals; Fine Arts Committee; Operas, Die Fledermaus, Madame Butter- fly, Gianni Schicchi, Carmen, The Bartered Bride. CRABLE. AD: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Secretary, Activities Chairman, Pledge Trainer, Financial Committee; Home- coming Committees; Intramurals. CULVER. BERNETTA: Newman Club; Chi Eta Rho. CUNNINGHAM. CAROLYN: Alpha Chi Omega, Publicity Chair- man; Spanish Club Vice President; Town and Gown; New- man Club; Conant; F.T.A.; Decaiurian; Student Council; Junior Prom Decorations Committee; Intramurals. DAGON, JACK: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Publicity Chairman, Recording Secretary, Editor of Fraternity Newspaper; Phi Chi AlDha; Co-chairman of Finance Committee for U.C.M.; Decaturian, Sports Editor; Intramurals; Honor Roll. DANFORTH, WALTER: Delta Sigma Phi; Chorus; Opera Chorus for The Bartered Bride. DEARDORFF, MARY: Alpha Chi Omega; Jr. Class Day Pro- gram. DELANEY, MARY: Zeta Tau Alpha, Assistant Treasurer, House President; F.T.A., Secretary; French Club; Pi Mu Theta; Phi Kappa Phi; Student Council; Young Republicans Club; Homecoming Committees; Who ' s Who. DETTRO. JACK: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Intramural Manager, Vice President; Interfraternity Council, President; " M " Club; Baseball; Basketball, Co-captain; Track. DILL, CAROL: Alpha Chi Omega, Rush Chairman, Pledge Trainer, Recording Secretary; W.A.A.; Panhellenic Council; F.T.A.; German Club; Pi Mu Theta, Vice President; Parade Chairman for 1953 Homecoming; Who ' s Who; Vice Presi- dent; Sophomore Class. DINGMAN, SARA: Zeta Tau Alpha, Social Chairman, Activi- ties Chairman; M.R.A. ; W.A.A... F.T.A.; Tau Kappa Epsilon Dream Girl; Tau Kappa Epsilon Calendar Girl. DUNSCOMB, DAVID: Phi Mu Alpha, Vice President, Pledge Master; Phi Chi Alpha; Band; Orchestra; Chorus; Opera Orchestra; Campus Chest. ECKERT, PHIL: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Social Chairman; Pi Kappa Delta; Intramurals. EITMANN, MARLENE: Alpha Chi Omega, Vice President; Student Council; F.T.A., Treasurer; Jr. Panhellenic Council; W.A.A.; U.Y.F.; Homecoming Co-chairman, 1954; Religious Emphasis Week Committee; Jr. Prom Decorations. EVANS, BERNARD: Phi Mu Alpha, Historian, Secretary, Pledge Master; Newman Club Homecoming Show. FARNSWORTH. DON: Phi Sigma Kappa; Student Council; Variety Show Committee; Intramurals. FORTH, CLYDE: Sigma Phi Alpha, Pledge Master; Intrafra- ternity Council, Secretary; German Club, President; Can- terbury Club; Young Republicans Club; Town and Gown; Millidek, Class Editor. FOSTER, MARY: Alpha Chi Omega, House President; German Club; Bank; Chorus; W.A.A. ; Tennis Team; Intramurals. FULTON, WESLEY: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, President, Treasurer; Alpha Epsilon Rho; Interfraternity Council; Religious Em- phasis Week; Homecoming Play; Town and Gown; Golf; Intramurals. FUTTRELL, ROGER: Delta Sigma Phi; House Manager, Sergeant at Arms; Football; Intramurals. GETZ, CAROL: Millikin Independent Association; Pi Kappa Delta, Secretary; U.Y.F.; R.W.A.C., President; Chorus; In- ternational Work Camp Committee; Majorette; Homecom- ing Queen ' s Court; Who ' s Who; Student in Lebanon; International Work Camp. GILMAN, IUDY: Zeta Tau Alpha, President, Vice-president, Rush Chairman; W.A.A., Secretary, Senior W.A.A. Girl; Panhellenic Council; Pi Mu Theta; Phi Kappa Phi; F.T.A., President; Student Council; Girls Drill Team; Junior Class Social Committee; Who ' s Who. GREANIAS. TELEMACHUS: Delta Sigma Phi, Vice President, Social Chairman; Spanish Club; Town and Gown; Young Republican ' s Club, President; President, Freshman Class; Homecoming Committees; Intramurals. GROVE, ROBERT: Movie Operator; D.S.F., President. GUSTIN, JOSEPH: Phi Mu Alpha; Homecoming Show. HALE, IRVIN: American Legion; Masonic Lodge. HALSEY, GRETCHEN: Alpha Delta Pi; French Club, Vice President, President; Spanish Club; Religious Emphasis Week. HANSER. CARL: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Chaplin, Secretary, Vice President; Alpha Phi Omega, Sargeant at Arms, Vice Presi- dent; Homecoming Dance Committee; Millidek Staff; Intra- murals. HEGER, RITA: F.T.A. HEIDEN. RICHARD: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Treasurer, Pledge Master, Rush Chairman; Chi Eta Rho; Campus Chest; Treasurer, Senior Class; Intramurals. HEITMAN, MARTHA: F.T.A. 190 INDEX TO SENIOR ACTIVITIES HIGGINS. BILL: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Rush Chairman, Social Chairman, Pledge Trainer; Student Council; Interlraterm y Council, Secretary; " M " Club, Vice President; Chi Eta Rho; Football; Inlramurals. HOOGESTRAAT, ALLIENE: Pi Beta Phi, Social Chairman, Program Chairman; Student Council, Secretary; Conantbo- ciely Vice President; Alpha Epsilon Rho; French Club; W A A • M R A., Treasurer, Junior Class; Homecoming Committees; Junior-Senior Prom; Decatunan, Assistant Editor. HUBBELL. MARY JEAN: Zeta Tau Alpha, Vice President, Treasurer Song Leader; Sigma Alpha Iota, Treasurer, Vice President; F.T.A.; Band; Chorus; Opera Orchestra. HUESMANN, VIRGINIA: Zeta Tau Alpha, Song Leader; Sigma Alpha Iota, Rush Chairman, Song Leader, Vice President; Canterbury Club, President; Pi Mu Theta; R.W.A.O, Vice President- Opera Chorus; Band; Choir; Assistant Director Homecoming Show; Assistant Director of Town and Gown Plays; Secretary, Senior Class; Honor Roll. HUGHES, ROBERT: Chi Eta Rho; Decaturian Staff. JACKSON, HELEN: Alpha Chi Omega, Chaplain; M.R.A., Council; A cappella Choir; Pi Kappa Delta; Pi Mu Theta, Spanish Club; F.T.A.; Canterbury Club; Drill Team; Student Council Dance Committees; U.C.M. Executive Secretary. JOHNER, CARL: Sigma Zeta, Vice President; Phi Chi Alpha; Secretary-Treasurer; German Club; Henderson Chemical Essay Prize. KAMMERER, CAROL: Delta Delta Delta, Vice President, House President, Song Leader; F.T.A., Vice President, Conant; R.W.A.C.; W.A.A.; Town and Gown; Judging and Awards Committee for Homecoming; U.C.M. Week. KAUFMANN, KAY: Delta Delta Delta, Historian, Rush Chair- man, Treasurer; M.R.A., Council, Secretary, Treasurer- Tower Club, President; Panhellemc Council; WA n „ Spanish Club; U.Y.F.; Homecoming Co-chairman 195J Freshman Camp Co-chairman, 1953; Student Council Pub- licity Committee; Campus Chest Publicity Committee- Town and Gown; Vice President, Senior Class; Millidek Staff; Who ' s Who. KELLAMS. MARY JO: Alpha Chi Omega, Vice President, Song Leader; Sigma Alpha Iota; M.R.A.; Wesley Club, President; Student Council Finance Committee; Campus Chest Com- mittee; Messiah soloist; Operas, Gianni Schicci, Carmen, Bartered Bride; A Cappella Choir. KEY, GEORGE: Track; Intramurals. LIBBIN, LOIS: F.T.A.; Tau Chi Pi, Treasurer. LOGAN, ANN: Delta Delta Delta; F.T.A.; W.A.A.; Conant Society; Alpha Epsilon Rho, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President; Town and Gown; U.Y.F.; Millidek. LOWRY, PATRICIA: Millikin Independent Association, Execu- tive Secretary, Vice President; Baptist Student Fellowship, Treasurer Vice President; Pi Kappa Delta, Secretary- Treasurer, President; Conant Society; FT. A.; Student Council, Secretary; M.R.A.; Homecoming Judging Com- mittee; Fine Arts Committee; Pi Mu Theta; A Cappella Choir; Intramurals; Honor Roll. McBRIDE, RICHARD: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Secretary, Schol- arship Chairman, Chaplain; Phi Chi Alpha, President; Chi Eta Rho; Young Republicans ' Club; " M " Club, President; Homecoming Committees; Religious Emphasis Week Com- mittee; Decaturian, Business Manager; Millidek, Sports Editor; Track; Intramurals; Who ' s Who. McHATTON, BETTY: Pi Beta Phi; Home Economics Club, Vice President; U.Y.F.; W.A.A.; Co-chairman Religious Em- phasis Week, 1954; Retreat Committee; Homecoming Com- mittees; Secretary, Junior Class. McLAUGHLIN, JANET: Pi Beta Phi; Alpha Epsilon Rho; Conant; Town and Gown: French Club; Fine Arts Committee. McMORRIS. MARILYN: Delta Delta Delta, 2nd Vice President; W.A.A.; F.T.A.; Intramurals. MASSARO, RICHARD: Sigma Phi Alpha, President; U.Y.F., Vice President, President; M.R.A., Council; Interfratermty Council; President; U.C.M., Co-chairman; Campus Chest; Decaturian Staff; Who ' s Who. MEIKLE, JAMES: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Secretary, Chaplain; Alpha Epsilon Rho; Town and Gown; Homecoming Com- mittee; Variety Show, M.C.; Intramurals; Cheerleader, Captain; Acting Award, 1950. METZGEH, BERNADINE: Millikin Independent Association, Pub- licity Committee; F.T.A., Membership Chairman, Historian; Newman Club; Student Council; Homecoming Committee; Religious Emphasis Week Committee. MORTON, EUGENE: Pin Mu Alpha, Treasurer; Band; A Cappella Choir; Orchestra; M.E.N.C. PANFIL, JANICE: Alpha Chi Omega, Intramural Manager, Publicity Committee; W.A.A., Secretary, Intramural Man- ager; F.T.A., Historian; Swim Club; M.R.A.; U.C.M. Com- mittee; Homecoming Committee; Student Council Fine Arts; Cheerleader; Tennis Team. PETERSEN, DIETRICH: Delta Sigma Phi; M.R.A.; U.Y.F.; Intra- murals; Presbyterian Youth Scholarship; Honor Roll. PINKLEY, RAYMOND: Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Chi Alpha; Chi Eta Rho, President; Scovil Award, 1954; Marshall, June 1954 Commencement. POPPLETON, SUZANNE: Delta Delta Delta, President, Marshal, Scholarship Chairman; Panhellenic Council, President; W A A.; Conant Society; F.T.A.; Junior Class, Vice Presi- dent; Millidek Staff; Intramurals; U.C.M. Committee; Student Retreat Committee. POTTER, DUANE: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Intramural Manager, Herald Publicity Chairman; Work Camp Committee; Student Council Elections Committee; Basketball; Intra- murals. PRATT, EARL: Delta Sigma Phi, Social Chairman, Song Leader; M R A ■ Religious Emphasis Week Committees; Co-chair- man of Homecoming Show; Fine Arts Committee; Radio Broadcasts; Co-chairman of Jr.-Sr. Prom; Co-chairman ot Jr. Class Day; Honor Roll; Sentel Scholarship. PRITTS, DAVID: Chi Eta Rho; Phi Chi Alpha. RAAB, DAVID: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Upper Council; A Cappella Choir; Student Council Committees; Intramurals; Millidek, Photographer. RAMSAY, CHARLES: Decaturian, Sports Editor. REED, BETTY: Delta Delta Delta, Song Leader; Culture Chair- man- Marshall; Sigma Alpha Iota, President, Secretary; Student Council; R.W.A.C.; Pi Mu Theta; Homecoming Queen ' s Committee; Fine Arts Committee; Homecoming Queen, 1953; Delta Sigma Phi Dream Girl, 1953; Who s Who. RICHNER, DARRELL: Band; Chi Eta Rho; Honor Roll. ROTH, WILLIAM: Tau Kappa Epsilon; Art Club; 1953 Art Club 1st Prize. RUNYON, JOY: Delta Sigma Phi, Sargeant at Arms; Chi Eta Rho; Newman Club; Football; Intramurals. RYERSON, LYN: Pi Beta Phi, Social Chairman, Vice President; FT A - WA.A.; Young Republicans ' Club; M.R.A.; Home- coming Committees; Campus Chest Committees; Decaturian Staff; Millidek Staff. SCARBROUGH, DONNA: Conant Society; Chi Eta Rho; Baptist Student Fellowship, Secretary-Treasurer; Student Council; Homecoming Committee. SCHAUB, PEARL: F.T.A.; Alpha Gamma Delta. SCHEPPER. LINDA: Sigma Alpha Iota, Treasurer; A Cappella Choir Accompanist; Pi Mu Theta; Phi Kappa Phi; Chorus; Member of Piano Staff. SCHNEITER, JOHN: Coach of " B " Basketball Squad; Delta Sigma Phi; Basketball; Intramurals. SCHNITTKER, JOHN: Delta Sigma Phi, President, Chaplain; Alpha Phi Omega, Vice President, Pledge Trainer. Record- ing Secretary; Interfraternity Council; German Club, Treas- urer; Basketball; Intramurals; Religious Emphasis Week Committee. SCHUPBACH. DON: Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Chi Alpha, Sergeant at Arms; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Senior Marshall for gradua- tion. SCHWIESOW, BERNARD: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Vice President, Secretary; Intramurals; Homecoming Committee; Campus Chest. SENN. SHIRLEY: Sigma Alpha Iota, Social Chairman; R.W.A.C., President; Band; Orchestra; Opera Chorus; Fairview House Council; Aston Hall House Council; Greek Sing Committee. SHEETS, MEL: Delta Sigma Phi; " M " Club, President, Treas- urer- Basketball; Baseball; Intramurals; Captain, Baseball; Co-captain, Basketball; Outstanding Athlete, 1954. SHURTS, JOANNE: Zeta Tau Alpha, House President, Ritual Chairman; R.T.A., Librarian; W.A.A.; R.W.A.O, Treasurer; Spanish Club; Millidek Staff; Intramurals. 191 INDEX TO SENIOR ACTIVITIES SMITH. LAURA: Pi Mu Theta, Secretary-Treasurer; Phi Kappa Phi; Millikin Independent Association, Vice President, President; M.R.A., Secretary, Treasurer; F.T.A.; Conant Society; Spanish Club; Chorus; W.A.A.; Fine Arts Com- mittee; Student Affairs Committee; Decaturian Staff; Who ' s Who; Scovill Prize Winner. STEGENGA, CARLENE: Pi Beta Phi, President, Corresponding Secretary. Intramural Manager, Eta Province Sophomore Award; Home Economics Club, President, Treasurer, Workshop Delegate; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Mu Theta; Young Republicans ' Club; Conant Society; W.A.A.; Panhellenic Council, Vice President; Honor Roll; Intramurals; Sopho- more Social Committee; Freshman Assembly Committee; Junior-Senior Prom Committee. STOCKS. JANICE: Pi Beta Phi, Treasurer, House President; W.A.A.; FT. A., Parliamentarian; M.R.A.; R.W.A.C. STRADLEY, FLOYD: Sigma Phi Alpha, President, Vice Presi- dent; Pi Kappa Delta, Secretary; Interfraternity Council; Junior Class President; U.C.M. Publicity Chairman; Home- coming Committee; Commencement Committee; Decaturian Photographer; Millidek Photographer; Intramurals; Who ' s Who. STRANDT. WILLIAM: Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Basketball; Track; Intramurals; Homecoming Committee. STROM, JENILEE: German Club, Vice President; Art Club; U.Y.F.; Millikin Independent Association, Vice President; Pi Mu Theta, President; M.R.A.; R.W.A.C. , Aston Hall Council, President; Homecoming Committee; U.C.M. Com- mittee; Junior Prom Committee; Phi Kappa Phi; Who ' s Who. SWEM. ROSANN: Zeta Tau Alpha, House President; M.R.A.; W.A.A.; Art Club; F.T.A.; U.C.M. Week Committee. SWISHER. BARBARA: Sigma Alpha Iota; Band; Chorus; Religious Week Committee; Variety Show Committee; Greek Sing Committee. TALLEY, CHARLES: Sigma Tau Gamma; Phi Mu Alpha; Milli- kin Independent Association; Band; Orchestra; Choir. TEMPEL. RICHARD: Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Zeta; Phi Chi Alpha. THUDIUM. RICHARD: Alpha Sigma Phi, French Club; Alpha Phi Omega, Vice President, Historian; Student Council; Sigma Zeta; Student Council Curriculum Committee. TURNER. ALICE: Alpha Chi Omega; Home Economics Club; M.R.A.; FT. A. ; W.A.A.; U.Y.F; Class Social Committee. TURNER. LAWRENCE: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Chaplain, Scholar- ship Chairman; Sigma Zeta. TURNER. MARTHA: Pi Beta Phi, Scholarship Chairman, His- torian, Song Leader; Home Economics Club; Pi Mu Theta; Conant Society; Homecoming Committees; Student Council Social Committee; Intramurals. WALKER. EDWARD: Alpha Phi Omega, Vice President; Alpha Epsilon Rho. WEISMAN. DANIEL: Tau Kappa Epsilon; Tennis; Intramurals. WILLIAMS. WILLIAM: " M " Club; Baseball; Captain Elect Baseball, 1952. WINTER. DON: Sigma Zeta. WOLF. LURA LEE: Alpha Chi Omega, Historian, Finance Chair- man; Drill Team; Student Council; Chairman of Enterprise Committee; W.A.A.; Class Skits; Intramurals. WRIGHT. RICHARD C: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Warden, Chron- icler, Finance Committee; Publicity Chairman; Song Leader; Campus Chest Dance Committee Chairman; Varsity Track; Intramurals. WRIGHT, RICHARD R.: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sargeant at Arms, Vice President; Decaturian Staff. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Millidek staff wishes to acknowledge the cooperation and support of the following individuals who have helped make the 1955 Millidek possible: Joe Scronce, Peoria Engraving Company, for his many ideas, good judg- ment and expert counseling; Norm Schroth, Norman Daniel Studio, whose talent produced a fine col- lege section; Lynn Hiser, Huston-Patterson Corporation, for his fine cover and printing advice; Mrs. Ruth Maxwell, literary adviser, who helped us with our copy; R. Wayne Gill, financial adviser, for his guidance in financial matters; Jack Erickson, Herald and Review, who helped us by taking the pictures of campus; Herald and Review for supplying action shots; The faculty and student body, for their patience and cooperation through- out the year. ”
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