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For more than fifty years Milton College has been true to its chosen motto,
Fides. On every instrument executed by the college, on every diploma certia
lying a degree, this word has stood, from the early days of the new peace
following the great civil war to these times of sterner stress after the greater
world war. Faith in God and fidelity to menethese are the two mighty
meanings wrapped up in the mystic word on the seal of Milton's service.
Fides, the "faith that makes faithful" is our watchword. Only With such a
faith as this could the life of Milton College have been truly lived. Only
by enduring in such a faith can Milton in the future fulhll the promise of her
Why has Milton College today a Claim upon the love and devotion of
her sons and daughters? Why, from her humble situation, without fear and
with just pride, can she look out upon the world in Which she is surrounded
by many more exalted institutions? It is because her seal is true and never
false. It is because of her unswerving adherence to her ideals. It is because
she has possessed, by the grace of God, the l'faith that makes faithful."
Honest service, worthy work well done, loyalty to truth, and fidelity to
those who under her guidance are become seekers after truthethese ideals,
committed to Milton by her noble founders, Whose love begot the school
from which the college sprang, these steady purposes, dominant in the life
of the past and steadfastly pursued in the future, will alone insure the worthy
success of Milton College in the years to come. Let not her seal become
merely a formal attestation to a legal instrument; but, like faithful love. let it
be uset as a seal upon our hearts," that in days of trial yet to appear, every
soul that has felt the impress of Milton College may be actuated by the
"faith that makes faithful."
William C. Daland
From 1921 Fides.
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MAIN HALL SPEAKS . . .
Since 1855 I've stood here just as strong and sturdy as the day I was built. That's a long
time, you know, and there's been many a storm I've weathered, but through thick and thin
I've come and am proud to say I'm the oldest building on the campus.
Why, I can rememher 'way back when there used to be a well in the basement, and the
young lads used to earn their tuition by cutting wood for the furnace. Those were the days!
And just between you and meel had quite a part in the Civil War. Yes sir, the fellows
drilled in what they now call chapel.
'Tis true I've been changed around a bit, but understand now, it wasn't much, and after
all, everyone needs a little going over now and then. But it'll be a good many years before
they get me down.
Wonder how the Chem students would like to have lab down in the cafeteria. That's
where the first chemistry laboratory was, and Dr. Edwin Shaw even helped to put it in. Kind
of glad old Whitford got it by the smells of the last years!
The dining room used to be where the Century Room is, and on the East side were a kitch-
en and two bedrooms. I certainly had everything-eeven the library was once in the history
Illl bet vae been invaded more than any other building on the campus. Those boys and
girls don't care when they come ncalling." Icanlt help laughing when I think of the time
some boys took the bolts out of the seats in chapel, and the next morning when chapel time
rolled around it was a funny sight to see so many people sitting on the floor. And then there
villas the time they plugged the keyholes with putty so that even the janitor couldn't get into
t e rooms.
You all know, of course, that I'm quite a popular building: I've harbored so many organi-
zations that it would make your head swim. For instance the YWCA, YMCA, the Social
Committee, the Shakespearean Board, and the Forensic Board are just a few that have gath-
ered within my walls.
The YWCA and the YMCA used to hold separate meetings on Tuesday evenings. The
girls met in the English Room and the boys in the German Room. On Friday evenings they
held joint meetings in the English Room. As the activities increased on the campus, the TueSa
day meetings were transferred to Chapel time on Tuesday mornings, and it was not until
a few years ago that the Friday meetings ceased. In 194344 all meetings of the YWCA
and YMCA were dispensed with, although the cabinet of the YMCA continued to hold regu-
The cabinets of these organizations have done a line job during the last 35 years. The
two cabinets cooperated for years in arranging for the college Christmas Vesper Service, and
also the Friday night service of Commencement Week.
The Social Committee held their weekly meetings in my hall to plan teas, Hallowe'en par-
ties, mixers, hay-rides, picnics, Christmas parties, and they even challenged the faculty to a
volleyball game in the gym. A new Social Chairman is chosen every semester, and he or
she in turn may pick his own committee.
The Shakespearean Board was organized in 1928 and took over the work of the literary
lyceums, which for many years staged the Shakespearean plays.
And now for my pride and joyethe Student Council. It's the organization on the campus '
and for years it has held its meetings in the History Room. The Student Council is composed
of students chosen from the various classes to act as representatives. Hardly a move can be
made without first having the Student Council vote on it, and many a president has walked
up that center aisle in Chapel and called the Friday morning session to order.
The Forensic Board was organized in 1927, and reorganized in 1931. This group tries
each year to bring to the campus some person outstanding in his field. Among them have
been Father Lynch, Miss Anne Cooke, Chester Easum, and Edward Eigenschenck.
Well, I guess I've done more than my share of talking, at least for the time being.
Left to right: R. Hippe; I. Polan; A. Griffey; Dr. R. L. Left to right: 2nd row: A. Griffey; Dr. R. Salisbury; D.
Moberly. Weber. lst row: V. Whalen, P. Schooff.
Top picture, left to right: 2nd row: H. Pearson; R. Hi pe;
H. McFarland; G. Stillman; H. Foote; H. em-
merer; B. Ruosch. lst row: V. Hammill; A.
Schiefelbein; D. Lippincott; V. Whalen; Dr. E.
Bottom picture, left to right: 2nd row: M. King; I. Hebbe;
I. McIlree. lst row: E. Brickson; M. Maclaurin;
B. Brown; G. Krueger; V. Whalen.
Left to right, top to bottom:
A. GriEey; D. Kull: L. Westlund.
M. Schelp; D. Bohn; I. Saunders.
I. McIlree; I. Mullen; V. Whalen: : K. Holman; K. Maxson; B. Burdick;
W. Hurley; B. Babcock. I. Farman.
S Gallagher" L DuE' A Sorum' : S. Hollibush; M. Babcock; N. Brun-
Prof Leland; O. T.
F. Murphy; W. Burger.
A. Sorum; B. Garwig.
L. Westlund; E. Green; M. Riley:
: E. Green.
hoefer; W. Burger; E. Lipke.
: H. Pearson.
: F. Murphy: T. Pierce; W. Burger.
: V. Lipke; K. Matthews; I. Dickie;
Left to right: M. Maclaurin; L
Seger; B. Krabbe; D. Krasselt;
L Duff; K. Maxson; D. Weber;
I. McIlree; W. Burger; F. Mur-
phy; M. King.
F orensic Board
Left to right: Prof. B. H. Westlund; H. McFarland; Dr. E. B. Left to right: H. Pearson; P. Applegate; A. Schiefelbein.
Shaw; R. Hippe.
Left to right: Second row: Miss M. Maxson; N. Brunhoefer; L017 to right: H. Hugunin; L. Sager; I. DiCkie: N. Brunhoefer.
B. Ruosch; Prof. L. C. Shaw. First row: A. Stewart;
H. McFarland; D. Lippincott; G. Stillman.
GOODRICH HALL SPEAKS . . .
Main Hall may be the oldest building on the campus, but I've been here since 1857!".
replied Goodrich Hall, more familiarly known as nThe Dorm." Iiln the fall of 1857 although
the village boasted some fifty houses, there weren't enough rooms for students of the
Academy to rent, '50 the trustees began planning for a dormitory. Our good friend, Ioseph
Goodrich, his sister Polly, and his son-in-law Ieremiah Davis were largely responsible for
the generous subscriptions made.
"Most people think that I've always been a girls' hall," sighed the dorm reminiscently,
"but I always like to remember my first five years here on the campus when girls lived
on the two top floors and men occupied the first floor and the basement. But it didn't last,
and they finally bought another building for the menaGent's Hall.
qu the girls nowadays could see the way their rooms used to be furnished, they'd be
pretty glad to be living in 1945! The tables, chairs, and beds weren't so different, but
every room had a washbasin and waterpitcher on the dresser and was equipped with a
stove in one corner. The girls brought their own wood which was kept in a big woodpile at
the back door. Sometimes I used to get a bit worried over attempts at Hre building, but
with my solid brick walls, I guess it was unnecessary.
11In 1931 under the direction of Mrs. H. O. Burdick, the rooms were redecorated, and
some new furniture was bought. Last summer the administration took pity on me again,
and Bernie Westlund demonstrated his artistic talents by painting the rooms in various pastel
tints. But more than that: the old Iduna Room up on third floor was remodeled, and now
there are four new bedrooms and a nice lounge. Yes, I can consider myself quite lucky.
"I hope I never grow too old to enjoy the pranks these kids think up," continued the
Continued on Page 20
1943 - 1944 1944 - 1945
Left to right: Second row: M. Woerpel; A. Vickerman; M. King. Left to Right: Second row: A. Griffey; I. Rodgers; M. Nelson.
First row: I. Saunders; M. Maclaurin; B. Brown. First row: L. DUE; B. Brown; P. Schooff.
Left to right: Second row: L. Lewis; B. Babcock; H. Kemmerer. Left to right: Second row: B Krabbe; B. Garwig; D. Kull.
First row: H. McFarland; A. Stewart; B. Ruosch. First row: L. Seger; E. Brickson; L. Westlund.
Left to right: Second row: D Weber; H. Foote; L. Seger. Left to right: Second row: I. McIlree; V. Vlhalen; D, Weber.
First row: I. McIlree; V. Whalen; M. Babcock. First row: G. Krueger; B. Brown, M. Maclaurin.
LCft to right, Top to bottom:
I. Mcllree: G. Krueger.
M. Maclaurin; B. Brown.
M Babcock; A. Schiefelbein.
P. Schooff; L. Duff; S. Hollibush;
B. Florin; M. Nelson; A. Sorum.
1. Rodgers; M. Nelson; M. Mac-
laurin; B. Brown.
A. Griffey; P. Schooff.
. Wagaww u new rm J Mimmww 5mm" ,
9: H. Pearson; I. Saunders; R. WiL
liams; M. Woerpel.
10: V. Hammill; L. Seger.
11: H. Hugunin; D. Weber; G. Krue-
Woerpel; I. Saunders.
dorm. "As long as I've been here they've kept things lively, and I've had many a chuckle
over their methods of breaking the umonotony" of college life. For instance, thereis the
time when Elder Whitford was president. After dark some of the girls would let down
baskets from their windows, load them with boys and haul them up into their rooms for
parties. On one such occasion the Elder happened by and seeing one of the baskets dangle
ing invitingly, stepped in and waited. As might be expected, his downward trip was
much more rapid than his ascent had been!'
"I just remembered that someone wrote a clever poem about dorm life which might eXe
plain more clearly what I mean. I liked it so well that I've memorized parts of it to keep
awake on quiet nights." It goes like this:
Girls are frowned upon who chatter
With their doorways open wide,
Or who fail to keep the volume
Of their radios inside;
And when singing down the hallways
Or just whistling a tune
Or negotiating stair steps
With great emphasis, they soon
Hear a iishying" from some quartere
They prefer Sinatra's croon.
On the fire escape or rear porch
Young men seldom enjoy peace;
From surveillance so exacting
They would gladly find release;
Even when they're just reclining
On the soft reception "plank,"
They're admonished to sit upright,
And the admonition's frank.
So dorm damsels need your heartfelt
And your deepest sympathy;
For what they all have to suffer
Through their years in Goodrich Hall
VVould extend from here to midnight
Should one try to list it all:
Honey dripped on knobs and thresholds,
Tissue festooned 'round about,
Peanut butter smeared on washbowls,
Nlustard, lipstickasuch spots out.
Vilest fumes from chemic mixtures
Assail one at dead of night,
Not to mention coal gas odors
And smoke thick enough to bite.
Fresh red paint in letters dripping
Has adorned our front door glass,
Grinning skulls against a window
Frightened stiff some timid lass;
Goats and pigs have been to deal withe-
It was iiProf Si" got our goat;
For the swine, as I remember,
Shurtlef's sympathies awoke.
Continued on Page 22
Left to right: Fourth row: M.
Maclaurin; H. Foote; M. Woer-
pel; B. Ruosch. Third row: A.
Stewart; V. Whalen; I. Saund-
ers; M. Striegl. Second row:
M. Roeber; M. Shellestad; H.
Pearson. First row: M. Mac-
laurin; B. Brown; I. Saunders.
Left to right. top to bottom: Vickerman; M. Maclaurin; M. Striegl; B. Brown.
Pic. 1'. H. Kemmerer; B. Brown; H. McFarland; M. Shelle- Pic. 3: I. Ruchti; R. Williams.
stad; M. Striegl. Pic. 4: B. Brown; M. Maclaurin; A. Stewart.
Pic. 2: H. Foote; V. Whalen; M. Roeber; A. Stewart; A. Pic. 5: H. McFarland.
Mice, both living and departed,
Have evoked a midnight shriek
To disturb the quiet slumbers
That some damsels never seek;
Cans and bottles hurled down Stairways
In the wee hours of the night,
Or alarm clocks set to buzzing
To give slumbering dames a fright;
Blackeouts, basement floods, and washouts,
Exits nailed against egress,
And the last of each October
Many anOther wild excess.
Steps have walked off, beds have vanished,
Wires have criss-crossed every hall,
Vegetables smashed many a windowe
Pranks they've sulfered, one and all.
Add then big ants, red ants, yes, and June bugs,
Centipedes and silver fish,
Sink and drain board soiled and cluttered,
Not to mention many a dish
That awaited an ablution;
Yes, dorm days have been beset,
But let them strengthen resolution:
Someone may plot worse things yet.
When the applause quieted down, the dorm continued, "Yes, and there's another part
of dorm life that's entertaining: the sororities. The Tri-Theta was organized back in 1927
and is the oldest of the two Greek Letter societies for women on the campus. Some of the
Theta traditions are the lumberjack rushing dinner, and the Theta weekend. During Hell
Week Theta pledges may be seen wearing cowbells, scrubbing sidewalks with tooth-
brushes, or repeating Shakespearean sonnets. Last year they gave a Christmas tea for
the college, and at Commencement time organized an alumnae association.
UThe other sorority is the Sigma Phi Zeta, chartered in 1938. An active group, the
Sigmas sponsored the first alchollege tea this year, and with the Thetas helped decorate the
gym for the Christmas Formal. This year, too, under the leadership of Bert Griffey, a
Greek Letter was sent to all alumnae. When the Moberlys left the college, Mrs. Bernhardt
Westlund was invited to be the new sponsor, and happily for the Sigmas, she accepted.
. HBoth sororities hold a lot of their meetings in the rooms of the various members, so you
can see that I don't often get behind on campus news and activities!
HGoodness, I almost forgot to tell you all the things the dorm girls have been doing.
I suppose the gym can remember the Sadie Hawkins dance the girls sponsored a few years
ago. This year they've been busier than ever. Early in the fall Mr. Todd, whom you all
remember for his low bass, agreed to take the school for a hayride out to Stringers' where
the dorm girls had a roaring Hre-eand weiners! I still hear about how well President
Hill sang the verses of Patsyyorey-arey-ay. Besides that, they invited the rest of the college
Continued on Page 24
Left to right: Fourth row: G.
Krueger; D. Weber; 1. Polan;
A. GriEey; V. Hammill. Third
row: Mrs. O. T. Babcock; D.
Crandall; A. Schiefelbein; I.
McIlree; M. Babcock; D. Lip
pincott. Second row; Mrs. B.
Westlund; D. Kull; G. Krueger;
P. Applegate. First row: Mrs.
O. T. Babcock; A. Schiefel-
bein; M. Schelp; D. Weber;
Left to right, top to bottom: G. Krueger; D. Crandall; I. Polan.
Pic. 1: hHirchert; A. Griffey. Row 1: D. Lippincott; M. Babcock;
Pic. 2: . Babcock; G. Krueger; D. Kull. Mrs. C. T. Babcock; I. McIlree; D.
Pic. 3: Row 2: A. Schiefelbein; A. Grif- Weber.
fey; V. Hammill; Mrs. R. L. Moberly; Pic. 4: D. Weber; I. Mcllree.
to go Christmas caroling; and then later, beCause the hayride was such fun managed to find
a sleigh for an allgcollege sleighing party.
I've been hearing a lot of discussion, too, on having Open House. The girls are just as
proud of the newly redecorated rooms as I am, and plan to invite friends of the college in
to see how nice everything looks. I hope they remember me when the refreshments are
I know I haven't mentioned a lot of the activities of the girls, but at least I've told you
enough to make you see that dorm life is more than just studying.
But without HFrau" Holmes twho cheerfully extends dorm hoursI life just woulant be
complete; if IIm not mistaken, this is her eighth year at Milton as house mother as well as
instructor in German.. Despite be: constant "sh-shaing", or maybe because of it, she's rated
tops by everyone who knows her.
Why, I didnt realize I had talked so long, but it's 10:30 alreadyaand here comes Mrs.
Holmes with the quiet signs.
"Yes, I remember the day when they laid my cornerstone; 1902 it was. Everyone
thought I'd be a fitting memorial to the late President Whitford because he always had
advocated a science hall. It took them four years to finish, and when I was dedicated at
Commencement in 1907, I was really something!
He sighed and went on: uDo you know how much I cost? Yes, sir, $30,000. The
widow of George H. Babcock gave $5000, and through the influence of Dr. James Mills, a
Milton graduate, Andrew Carnegie gave $6,500. The rest was raised by subscription.
I was really some building I
HUp on third floor the large nort hand south rooms housed the literary societies. They
used to have some hot meetings! The middle room was used by the caretaker at first;
sometimes the room was given to a student for work done. They turned it over to the
Women's literary societies later. I, Yes, the literary societies were really active in those
days; you should have seen today's profs going to town up here! You know, it was these
societies that bought a generator and did the wiring that furnished the first lights for the
college. They had meetings every Saturday night, and nearly everyone belonged to one
of the groups. There was nothing secret about them like there is about the fraternities and
sororities, and the societies were open to all members of the campusiamily. Parliamentary
Law was studied, and, oratorical contests were held each year. 'QThe winning orations
were published in the Review, which was more of a literary magazine. I know Miss
Mabel won the contest one year. Iive stacks and stacks of old Reviews down in the li-
brary. The students who know about them are always interested because they tell so
many things about Milton's presenteday profs.
1 Talking about the Re-
view reminds me that the
Fides used to be more
literary. The '21 Fides
was the first publication
of the book, and since
then it has been put out
every two years. Now the
room spoke of before up
on third has been refur-
nished to serve as the
Fides as well as the Re-
The Review hasn't been
able to put out as many
editions of late due to lack
IDIINA 1893 of funds, but the ones they
Left to right: L. Wood; A. Crumb tBabcockI; M. Hakes; N. Burdick have rinted are f
tCrosleyI; B. Orcutt tThomasI; N. Johnson; B. Clarke tClarkeI; G. . P O 900d
Miller; s. Davis; M. Whitford tWhitfordI; Williams tRiceI; L. Stillman; quahty. Thousands of
E. Palmberg; Williams tArringtonI; C. Crumb tDavisI; F. Barnhart . f h R .
tSayreI; O. Loofbourrow tWellsi; G. Younglove. coples 0 t e eVleW have
been sent to Milton's men
and women in the ser-
vices, and according to
the letters received, they
have been appreciated.
Credit should go to the
Publications Board and
the profs who supervise it,
O.T. and Prof Leland.
They have encouraged
the students and helped
them to surmount financial
difficulties. The board
consists of the two advi,
sors, and the editors and
business managers of the
two school publications.
OROPHILIAN LYCEUM 1893
Fourth row: F. Wetmore; A. Campbell; T. Place; Featherston. Third row:
The SCience Hall paus- S. Ralyea; R. Simmons; 1. Featherston. Second row: McCarthy; W.
Campbell; R. Rice. First row: I. Palmer; R. Cary; H. Haugen. Standing:
ed' tOOk a deep breath and left: D. Brown; right: M. Brown.
continued, HAh, spring is almost here! And our campus is always beautiful then. Of
course I take pride in the well.-kept grounds because I hear the plans of the Campus Im-
provement committee when they meet, and I feel pretty good when I see their ambitious
projects fulfilled. One thing they've never neglected is spring cleanaup, and both profs
and students cooperate in raking and aching.
uThe library is another place we're proud of, but did you know that it was originally
in what is now Dean Daland's history room? Doc Shaw was librarian then; when I was
erected, they put the library right where it is now, on the north half of the first floor.
Daniel Babcock gave the first $1,000 and the first 1000 books for it. Doc Shaw selected
the furiture for the new library, and the stuff he picked out was as sturdy as he, for they're
both still going strong. I heard, a lot of talk about a new library, and in 1927 they even
drew up plans for it, but it never materialized. I'm still expecting to be used strictly as a
science hall one of these days. But to get back to the subject; sometime when you're in
the library, notice the place on the south wall where the old stairway is boarded up. The
students and profs used to race through the library and up the stairs on their way to class,
causing a lot of disturbance. When the librarian proposed shutting the stairway off, even
the profs objectedabecause when it was raining they would get wet when they went after
the mail! Yes, the library was a great place then, and regardIess of rules and policy, it
served as a usocial room."
uWell, I'll be seeing you around. And if any of you see the janitor, tell him I've got
sparrows in my ventilators again!"
Left to right; top to bottom:
P. Applegate; Miss Mabel
M. Striegl; I-L Kemmem"; B.
Ruosch; Doc. Shaw; G. Krue-
ger; A. Stewart
Prof Stringer; A. GriEey
S. Thorngate; B. Brown; M.
King; W. Hurley; H. Foote; E.
Lipke; D. Weber
Prof Stringer; M. Shellestad
Whalen: D. Weber; V. Lipke;
M. King; E. Lipke; I. Mullen
I. McIlree; I Mullen: M. Ma:-
M. Shellestad; V.
Review 44 - 45
Left to right, top to bottom: D. Weber; M.
Maclaurin; M. King; G. Krueger; G. Whalen:
Left to right, top to bot'tOm: N. Brunhoefer; W.
Burger; I. Hebbe; A. Griffey; L. Westlund;
Review 43 - 44
Top row, left to right: M. Maclaurin; A. Griffey;
Foote; L. Seger.
Bottom row: V. Whalen; G. Krueger; M. Striegl.
Top row, left to right: I. McIlree; D. Krasselt;
H. Pearson; J. Hebbe.
Bottom row: A. Stewart; A. Schiefelbein; M. King;
Left to right: Prof. Van Horn; M. Shellestad;
Left to right: D. Lippincott; L. Seger; H. Pearson.
Top row, left to right: Prof. L. C. Shaw; R. Williams; I. Top row, left to right: Prof. L. C. Shaw; Prof. O. T. Bab-
Cunningham. Bottom row: Prof. O. T. Babcock; cock. Bottom row: V. Whalen; MF Babcock; A.
G. Krueger; H. Foote; R. Hippe. Schiefelbein.
Top row, left to right: B. Garwig; L. Seger; D. Kull; M.
Maclaurin; H. Pearson; A. Schiefelbein. Bottom row:
L. Duff; M. Babcock; L. Westlund; G. Krueger; I.
McIlree; M. King.
Associate Editor F F F F F F F F F F F Mary Babcock
Associate Editor F F F F F F F F F F F F F Alice Schiefelbein
Business Manager F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Dorothy Kull
Assistant Business Manager F F F F F F F F F F Louise Westlund
Photographer F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Herbert Hugunin
Etchings by Gene Krueger
Left to right, top to bottom: . V. Whalen. 8. B. Daland; G. Krueger; I. Polan; A.
1. Back Row: H. McFarland; H. FooLe: '. H. McFarland. Griffey.
G. Krueger; B. Brown; V. Whalen; . W. Hurley; D. Weber. 9. H. McFarland; I. Polan; V. Hammill:
D. Weber; D. Lippincott; D. Crandall; . E. Lipke. B. Ruosch; HA Kemmerer; I. Farman;
H. Kemmerer; H. Pearson; A. Stew- I. Forrestal; M. Woerpel; I. Hirchert; K. Dawson.
art. FirSt row: I. Polan; M. Woerpel; E. Gilbertson. 10. M. Babcock; I. McIlree; H. Foote;
M. Babcock; M. King; A. Vickerman; . M. Nelson; S. Gallagher; V. Whalen; H. McFarland.
M. Striegl. L. Westlund.
The GYM speaks . . . .
'lI may be the last to speak, but I am not the least important, for I have seen many 1
things. My walls have resounded to cries of triumph. I have heard the soliloquies of
Hamlet, the choruses from the Messiah and Elijah. I have witnessed humorous accidents
on the Shakespearean stage. I have sighed when my proteges, the music students, have
done poorlyel have applauded when they have done well. Mostly I have lbeamed' my
approval for I have had reason to be proud of my heritage.
HI remember the day when Julius Caesar was being played. The red grease paint on
Caesar's sweating face melted and dripped on his tunic." Chuckling, the gym continued.
"Other things have happened too. Prof Stringer tells many an awe-inspired freshman ol
the time we gave "The Tempest' and how the stage effects were accentuated by rain beating
little hammers on my roof. Once Petruchio, in "The Taming Of The Shrew,' hadn't praCa
ticed in his white gown for fear of tearing it. Hence on the big night, when he picked up
Katherina he got all tangled upedropped her and fell himself . . . . Only last year Mary
Babcock, playing Dromio of Ephesus, lost her clay nose to the floor. The audience roared
and so did I, as Mary nonchalantly picked it: up and stuck it on again.
HBut enough of such frivolity. The first Shakespearean play was presented in 1903 in
the presidents home on the hill. That home is now the Music Studiow-a building with per-
sonalityeand the radio equipment, which I will speak of later, is situated there. Mrs.
William C. Daland was the director and rehearsals were social affairs.
"In 1905 Miss Agnes Babcock directed the first public performance of Shakespeare, which
was lA Midsummers Nights' Dream'. Commencement was held in a tent on the hillside-
or so I hear, for this was all before my day. For six years plays were given in the tent,
but only once did the cast encounter difficulty. lI-Ienry VIII' was played in a terrific thundera
storm. It seems the audience put up umbrellas and the actors floundered around in pools
"One of the best productions ever given of lI'Iamlet' was when Prof L. H. Stringer took
the title role under the direction of Mrs. Janet Day of Ianesville, who coached five of the
plays. Of course lProF was a good Hamlet.
uIn 1913 Prof Stringer directed his first playe-"I'welfth Night.' Miss Anne Post coached
two plays during the wars when Prof was absent and Miss Zea Zinn relieved him twice in
later years. Altogether, however, Prof Stringer has directed twentyaeight Shakespearean
plays in my halls." Proudly the building spoke, squaring his shoulders.
"But," he continued "don't think that is all Prof Stringer has done for Milton College.
Look at the Glee Club. He organized it With the help of Prof Albert Whitford in the
fall of 1912. Oh, yes, of course there had been other college choruses, even as far back as
the eighties, when Dr. Stillman was in charge, but none like the Glee Club. What fun
those boys used to have! Once they traveled seventeen miles on a chug wagon because
their train broke down out of Platteville and they had to sing a concert. The freshmen
still like to hear Prof Bill sing ll've been working on the railroadf
llThe Glee Club has been good publicity for Milton. For 33 years the boys have ad!
vertised Milton in New York, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and perhaps someday it will be
London, Paris and Honolulu.
The other night a forty voice choir presented the 1945 annual concert. It was Chara
acterized by the traditional negro melodies, the popular song 'Old King Cole' complete
with fiddle, bag-pipe, and drumsaand solos by Dick Sheard, Leslie Bennett, Floyd Fara
rell, and Ken Babcock. The concert was a success as usual. It amazes me that such
good singing could result when many of the men came up only for the last rehearsal.
"Still through wars and rumors of wars the Glee Club carries on! For the last three
years the everaloyal alumni have assisted the college boys in their concerts. From far and
wide they have come, testifying that faith in music has not gone from the earth." The old
gym settled back, wiped his perspiring face, looked embarrassed at his outburst and went
HThe Treble Clef has had no serious set-
back caused by the war unless it would be
the danger of the loss of their present
director, Bernhardt Westlund. Indeed, they
have prospered under his direction so much
that l was very proud When their last con,
cert was presented in my halls.
"The Treble Clef was organized by L.
H. Stringer in 1913 and 1914. Until 1927
Miss Alberta Crandall was the leader. From
192830 Ellen Place was in charge and
1931-39 the organization was under the ex-
cellent direction of Kathryn Rogers. Then
Mrs. Stuart Shadel and Byrnia Comstock
each had one year of leadership. Prof
Bernhardt Westlund has been in charge
ever since and his high ideals and sincere
love of good music have inspired in each
co-ed a desire to understand better the
music of the masters.
Left to right: A. Van Horn; C. Sayre; E. Loofboro;
TREBLE CLEF 43 - 44
Left to right, Row 4: Prof. B. H. Westlund; B. Brown; V. Whalen; D. Weber; L. Seger; M. King; B. Ruosch;
Row 3: H. Foote; H. Pearson; B. Babcock; R. Williams; A. Griffey; M. Maclaurin. Row 2: D.
Lippincott; M. Babcock; D. Crandall; I. McIlree; M. Shellestad; M. Striegl; A. Stewart. Row 1: H.
McFarland; I. Polan; G. Krueger; L. Lewis; H. Kemmerer; A. Vickerman; M. Woerpel.
uOn April 25, 1944, the Treble Clef presented an excellent concert. The 4society'
completed its 26th concert season. A tour of various Southern Wisconsin cities was highly
successful. This year a similar tour is planned. The girls in the dorm are practicing daily
during this season. The home concert on April 12 will be composed of many classical num!
bersefeaturing Bachealso brilliant arrangements by 4Bernie' himself. His original love
lyric "Tonighf is an especially good number. 4The Prelude' by William Schuman, a modern
composereis outstanding. I've heard echoes of it from the chapel windows and it's full of
complicated harmonic structures. Yes, I've listened to Prof and Bernie talkingel keep my
ears open for such things. Milton students and professors have high dreams for the Treble
Clef of the future.
HYes, I'm proud of my girls, but the boys are also my friendseespecially those interested
uI-Iow could a gymnasium ever forget the sports carried on in its halls? ePerhaps
TREBLE CLEF 44-45
Left to right, Row 3: A. Sorum: P. Schooff; M. Arnold B. Burdick; M. Riley; L. Westlund; E. Green; S. Galla-
gher; Prof. B. H. Westlund.
Row 2: B. Brown; D. Weber; I. McIlree; L. Seger; M. Nelson; D. Kull; M. Maclaurin; M. King; V. Whalen.
Row 1: M. Babcock; M. Shellestad; G. Krueger; H, Pearson; A. Griffey; M. Woerpel; D. Lippincott.
Delafield was one of the oldest enemies of Milton. My young athletic enthusiasts were
defeated there 1280 but later coach Crandall. in revenge, fanned out 24 men in a single
game of baseballi Way back in 1906 the baseball team played the season undefeated:then
to make the record perfect, they played a game with Whitewater High School and were
beaten! What a disappointment! The fellows nearly cried and I with them. One baseball
game against Lawrence College was played in a heavy snowstorm4base lines had to be
swept with a broom. We used to have quite a baseball team. I heard many a wild cry in
my basement after the defeat of Marquette in 1903.
uThen my new athletic field was built in 1928. In a football game Dale Medsker, six
feet three inches, was coated with 24 pounds of mud and water. Frank Vogel of lanes!
ville slid 12 feet on his chest while carrying theball. Bill Burdick, son of Prof, caught a
forward pass in the game against Mission House in the last minute of the game and won
the game by one touchdown.
uBasketball was important too. It was started in 1904. Coach Crandall, resident
coach since 1921, organized athletics here and through his efforts an athletic conference was
formed. It was first called Triestate. Coach instituted the Sayre Athletic Award given
every year-the last award was in 1943 to Bill Burdick.
uFor the past two years I've been lonesomee-only a straggling ping-pong player ever
entered by halls. Of course I still hear Dramatics and Music, but this year I'm coming
back into my own, for Milton College has a basketball team. Seven boys have been prac-
ticing here in my halls every night. However, it seems they must leave to play a bigger,
more vast game amongst nations. I propose a toast to 1Ankles1 Brunhoefer, 1Vicious Vic',
'Big Elm Elmeru 1Grip' Murphy, 1Buckets1 Burger, 1Splash' Schultz, and 1Hep' Hugunin.
11 1Hep' Hugunin is an excellent student in other ways too. He's a great help in our radio
broadcasting. We have a new system in radio here now, but let me start at the beginning.
HIn the early 1920's, Gerald Sayre, '23, built a radio broadcasting outfit in order to
broadcast a basketball game. Perhaps the attempt was not too successful, but at least we
obtained a license from Washington.
Top row, left to right: Prof. W. D. Burdick; Prof.
L. C. Shaw; Prof. D. N. Inglis.
Bottom row: N. Brunhoefer; I. McIIree.
uIn 1924,25 the Glee Club broadcast several programs over Chicago and Milwaukee
uIn 1931, under the leadership of Mrs. Hannah Shaw Burdick, director of publicity,
a series of programs were broadcast over WCLO in Ianesville. We are still broadcasting
over this station. In 1940 the broadcasting studios and apparatus in the Music Studio
were used for the first time. They were the gift of the class of 1939,eWilliam tBilU
Stevens contributing personally some of the apparatus.
uThrough the years, the programs have been in competent hands. The faculty men and
women in charge were Mrs. Hannah Shaw Burdick, L. H. Stringer, W. V. Stevens, and
Dr. R. L. Moberly. And now-Dr. Salisbury. Programs consisted of soloists, quartets, Glee
Club and Treble Clef concerts, dramatics, readings, speeches, interviews, quiz programs,
roundytables, etc. We have had many interesting broadcasts. Dean Daland's history
lectures were broadcast, as well as football and basketball games, with Bill Stevens, and
Prof Bill announcing. Several students have also done some announcing. Student man-
agers of radio programs include Myrtle Tess and Alberta Griffey.
'"That takes care of the facts about the past years but we have a new system now.
We have in the curriculum of the college a Department of Radio System, which trains young
people in the purposes and the uses of radio in both institutional and popular education.
The course is set up on a threeaclass basis. Two semesters of introductory study and labo-
ratory work, and one semester of radio play writing. The members of the Class get prac-
tice in the use of the Public Address system on the campus for the instruction and enter-
tainment of the campus family. During the second semester they air the best of their
work over WCLO Gazette station in Ianesville. The programs included variety of types.
llWell, that's about all I have to tell and as I shall have the last say in our round table
discussionWI, the gymnasium, want to add, in behalf of all the buildings that we are glad
to be part of Milton College and hope the next hundred years will be as profitable as the
last century has been.
Top row, left to right: A. GriEey; P. Schroeder.
Bottom row: G. Stillman; M. Striegl.
A Midsummer Nightss Dream
T heseus - w LeRoy Johnson
Egeus - , Robert Hartshorn
Lysander - Edward Gilbertson
Demetrius , g , Joe Forrestal
Philostrate a y Keith Goldsmith
Quince - - - Thomas Hulick
Snug - - - Earl Schiefelbein
Bottom - - - Elmer Lipke
Flute - - Richard Paul
Snout - - Iohn Farman
Starveling , Donald Hevey
Hippolyta - - y Joan Gray
Hermia - . - Jeane Hirchert
Helena - y Marie Woerpel
Oberon , y - Royal I-Iippe
Titania - - Bernice Gumble
Puck - - s s Helen McFarland
Cobweb . r - - Beverly Ruosch
Moth y - , Alice Schiefelbein
Mustard-Seed - s s Doris Crandall
Peaseblossom - ! Mary Babcock
First Fairy .. w s Iune Olson Polan
Director s y - - y Prof. L. H. Stringer
Coach of Dances , - y Helen McFarland
Business Manager y F Earl Schiefelbein
Stage Manager , s Mary Stringer
The Comedy of Errors
Solinus F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Marjory Roeber
Aegeon F F F F F F F F F F F - F F F F F F Amalia King
Anthipholus of Syracuse F F F F F F F F F F F F F Helen Foote
Anthipholus of Ephesus F F F F F F F F F F F F once Mcllree
Dromio of Syracuse F F F F F F F F F F F F Helen McFarland
Dromio of Ephesus F F F F F F F F F F F F F Mary Babcock
Angelo, A Goldsmith F F F F F F F F F F F F Beverly Ruosch
Balthazar, a Merchant F F F F F F F F F F F F F Lois Sager
An Officer F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Ruth Williams
A Guard F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Helen Kemmerer
A Guard F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Dorothy Krasselt
Doctor Pinch F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Mary Maclaurin
Aemelia F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Bette Brown
Adriana F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Marie Woerpel
Luciana F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Virginia Whalen
Lesbia F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Dorothy Weber
Luce .. ,. .F .1 .- F F r - :- ,- - F' ' " ,- -' ' Betty Babcock
Director F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F L. H. Stringer
Assistant Director F F F F F F F F F F F F F Helen McFarland
Business Manager F F F F F F F F F F - F Norbert Brunhoefer
Letters to Lucerne
Fritz Rotter and Allen Vincent
Jan. 20, 1944
Olga Kirinski - , - - Dorothy Weber
Gustave - - ' - John Farman
Erna Schmidt , F Marie Woerpel
Gretchen Linder - - Helen Kemmerer
Hans Schmidt - - Kerwin Mathews
Margaretha - - De Etta Lippincott
Mrs. Hunter - y s Helen Foote
Bingo Hill y v Virginia Whalen
Felice Renoir Helen McFarland
Sally Jackson - - .. v Lois Seger
Marion Curwood s Dorothy Krasselt
Francois s - - - , Wilton Hurley
Koppler - - - , - y Elmer Lipke
The action takes place in a girls' school near Lucerne, Switzerland.
Business Manager g ' , g Kerwin Mathews
Sta e Mana er - s - - ean Dickie
Properties , - s De Etta Lippincott
Makeyup - - - - - Marie Woerpel
Lights - - - " v Herbert Hugunin
Director - - - - s Prof. L. H. Stringer
Assistant Director , s - Helen McFarland
Assistant Manager s y - George Stillman
Stage Manager s , - ! , w Wilton Hurley
Assistant Stage Manager s - Margaret Shellestad
Lights - - - - s Herbert Hugunin
Properties - - - De Etta Lippincott
Book Holder r - .. s Anne Stewart
By Allan R. Kenward
Jam 18, 1945
Cast sAs they speaks
- - - , - Virginia Whalen
Smitty , - - s - - , , - - , Muriel Nelson
Connies - y - w s g - - - ,. - , - A - -Saral1Gallagher
y s y - Mary Jane Riley
- y - , - - Luella DUE
Andra .. ,- a F: 4- n .v - .- ,., - - -
- - - - - Shirley Hollibush
s - - - - - Dorothy Kull
Sadie w - , - - - y - s - - - - - - - Margaret Shellestad
NativeWomans - , - , - - - - - - , y - s 'Loisb'eger
A converted gun emplacement adjacent to Bataan Penninsula early in 1942.
- - Dave Bohn
, .. - - ,.
Business Manger - - - - - - - -
Scenery , , , , s s , - - - - - s - - - Louise Westlund
Properties- y - , , - - , - - - - - - - - sDorothyKull
Stage Settings - - - - ! - - - - y - - s -Mary Iane Riley
Lighting - - s - s F - , , - - - - Herb Hugunin
Orchestra 1943 - 1945
Mrs. Doris Bowen
Marjorie I. Burdick
Iva Belle Lippincott
Mrs. Ellen C. Place
L. H. Pritchett
Bernhardt H. Westhzni
Ruth Ellen Whaley
1943 - 1945
Mary Jane Riley
Just one clap of my two hands-
And the iridescent soul of a moth miller
Flutters on to the next landing, I
A tiny bit of lifee
Interrupted on this side.
I did not want to do it,
But neither did I want my winter coat moth-eaten.
Perhaps his life was just as good
As mineeas much a part of the Great Plan.
But then, they do not have fur coats
On the other side,
And so maybe they do not chase
Moth millers all over the place
To clap out their lives.
In that case
He is probably glad that I killed him.
So am I.
Making Friends With Squirrels
I have made friends with dozens of squirrels and find them a never ending source of
interest. Meeting new squirrels is much like meeting new peopleethey are either shy
or friendly, and you find extremes in both classifications. I have had ample opportunity
to become acquainted with squirrels as they build their nests in the ash and elm trees in
the lower part of our yard and harvest the acorns from the oak that stands just outside
our back door.
At the present time, two of my most interesting acquaintances are Ike and Mike, two
year old twin squirrels. Ike represents the extreme type of shyness, while Mike is an av-
erage friendly squirrel.
I saw these squirrels often the first summer after they were born, but I did not try to
approach them, as all squirrels are extremely timid the first year of their lives.
The following spring I began my approach. I tossed bits of candy bar, raisins or nu:
cookies out toward them, clicking my tongue so that they would associate the sound with
food. Ike would take to his heels and soon be out of sight. Mike would run to the nearest
tree where he would watch until I went into the house again; then he'd come down and
get some of the food. Finally the day came when he did not run up the tree at sight of me
but cautiously crept forward and took the nearest bit of food in his mouth and then ran up
the tree where he sat and ate the food Each day, thereafter, I made him come nearer to
me by rolling the food out a shorter distance until finally, one day, I held a candy bar in
my hand and extended it toward him. How he loved this delicacy and how he w.
to get it! He approached cautiously, tail carried over his back in a horizontal positio
though for protection. His back legs seemed to push him forward, but his front legs
reluctant to advance, and this gave his approach a crabalike appearance. I remain
motionless, clicking reassuringly at him. Time and again, his courage waning, he spran
quickly backward only to begin the cautious approach all over again. Finally he had work-
ed his way quite near and stretching his head out as far as possible, he snatched the candy
in his mouth and scampered up the oak tree. After that, each approach for food became
easier until now, when I call him with the clicking sound, he hastens to me, stands on
his hind legs, and begs for his food.
Ike, however, was quite a problem. How could I make friends with a squirrel who
could not tolerate the sight of human beings? I decided to proceed just as usual. I tossed out
food toward Ike when he came for acorns, or when he chanced to pass through our yard,
but at sight of me he hurriedly left the neighborhood. I had never been so disdained by a
squirrel. I was piqued. I determined that here was one squirrel that, whatever the difa
ficulty, I would finally make my friend. I continued to put out food and he continued to
ignore it and avoid me. Finally Ike was two years old and I was almost ready to admit
failure in my attempt to make friends with him. Then, one day, I noticed that the food I
had put out for him had disappeared. The next time I saw him in the yard I put out
food, hastily went back into the house, and watched from an upstairs window. There was
Ike cautiously reconnoitering. Seeing no one about he hastily picked up the food and
I was elated but knew better than to press my luck. For several weeks I put out food
for Ike whenever he came into the yard and then I'd go quickly into the house out of his
sight. Then came the day when I stayed on the porch and Ike came and got the food even
though he knew I was there. The next step was to roll out food to him, and when he did
not run away until he had picked up the food, I knew that I had him.
That is as far as our acquaintance has progressed, but I am not impatient, I can wait,
for I know that one day soon Ike, too, will eat out of my hand.
To A March Day
Calm, gray, and fair wert thou in early mom,
I would have kept thee so, but 'twas in vain;
Thou hid'st thy face and sorely wept forlorn
O'er all the earth there fell the silent rain.
Then quick thou smil'dst and softly to me bent;
Thy sunbeams, kisses let me feel, and lo!
Thy strength as soon to beating fury lent,
Tossed in my face, with scorn, the cutting snow.
Thy bitter wild winds drove me, chilled me through,
Till quiet evening on the sky had spread
Thy red-gold glory. Ah, 'twas then I knew
Thy hands in benediction on my head.
Lillian V. Babcock.
November whispers secrets
Of April and of May;
November envies youthful months
Their spirits gay.
All through the spring and summer
The scarlet creepers smile;
November strips the vine and bares
A rubbish pile
The elm tree home of orioles
Escapes my curious quest
Until November's jealous wind
Reveals the nest.
September and October
Bring Indian Summer days;
Beguile with memories of youth.
November is a gossip
Exposing youth and age,
And only resignation can
The hurt assuage.
Thoughts On Easter
You know, it's quite a funny thing
How on a certain day of Spring
The people come to church to sing
The praises of the Lord of Hosts.
Can it be Ressurection Day
That makes folks take so strange a way?
Or is it more the fine array
Which every person boasts?
They waken early, for vtis best
That time be spent in getting dressed,
For every curl in place must rest
Lest Fashion show her scorn.
As when the Piper played his theme,
From every home the Christians stream,
And greeted by the suns bright beam
They hail Him, Heaveanorn.
The choir loft's a splendid lace
From which to view the u aster Race,"
And learn who has the finest taste
In all the congregation.
Especially during the prayers are seen
Those ladies who, with glances keen,
Look all about, then pause to preen
Themselves in great elation:
For who is better dressed than they
Upon this glorious Easter Day?
Oh, praise the Lord who paved the way
For such a celebration!
I have been hearing quite a bit of talk lately about planting victory gardens, and
every time I do, it reminds me of the difficulties a friend of ours went through last year
with his garden. Because they lived in a suburb of Chicago, their garden space was
limited, but they managed to have the usual lettuce, beans, and radishes. It was his first
garden, and Mr. Gerski wanted to have something that other gardens on the block didn't
have, something that would be the envy of all his friends. He decided that this Hsomething"
would be tomatoes. This might have been a very good idea if he hadnit insisted upon
raising his own plants from seed. He tended his seeds very carefully every morning before
going to work and every evening when he came home. After a while weak little shoots
began to appear and Mr. Gerski was overjoyed. He talked of nothing else for days,
and no visit to their home was complete without a special showing of the sickly plants.
Some of the plants came to an untimely end when their youngest daughter, who was just
beginning to walk, grabbed a handful of them and pulled them up by the roots. Mrs.
Gerski spent an uncomfortable afternoon trying to repair the damage done and to replant
them. Finally they were large enough to transplant in the garden. After a long wait, a
few of the plants blossomed, but still no sign of a tomato could be found.
Mrs. Gerski decided one evening that she would end this tomato business once and for
all. She took a red felt pincushion and tied it to one of the vines. As usual, the first thing
Mr. Gerski did upon arrival was to give his garden the llonce over." From the back steps
the red tomato was clearly Visible, and instead of examining it closely by himself, he called
to his family and to the neighbors to come and see the great wonder. He was very. surprised
and disappointed, and also a little embarrassed to discover the hoax in front of such a large
gallery. He took the joke goodanaturedly, but lost all his interest in tomato plants. As
far as I know they never produced any tomatoes anyway.
Blood and Bridges
nItls halfypast three. Don't mention it, Mam. Well, as I was saying, Iim, it sounds nuts,
don't it? Well, the last time I saw the old crackapot, she was in a flying fit of rage.
A couple of us boys from the neighboring farms smashed all her upstairs Windows. She
came out into the wind looking like a witch, with her straw hair and that black shawl
waving-regular old sheydevil. No one ever knew why she lived alone out in the country.
All she ever did was to squint into those tea-cups and make curses. I remember how I was
the only one she caught that night. She was madder'n hell, an' I was scared as a
chicken. 'Look out for blood and bridges. Look out for BLOOD AN' BRIDGES.' That's
what she kept yelling into my ear while she shook me dizzy. It's kind of crazy, ain't it,
Iima-me a motor guide for fourteen years an' I ain't had no trouble yet. Wella-here we
are. Watch me slay 'em.
uLadies and Genl'men, you are now in the middle of the world's greatest suspension
bridge. Donlt lean too far out of that window, son. You'll all get a chance to see the
drop in a little while. Now as I was saying,folks, this bridge is exactly 4760 feet long,
and 213 feet high. Yep, 213 feet above those raging waters below. Notice, please, to the
right, the huge cables which support this bridge swinging slightly, swinging, sw -----
The b-bridgeait a - . . . . Run for your lives! The brbridge - - a -
Few cries for justice are inspired by thought
Dispassionate, disinterested, removed
From hope of personal gain. No even justice
Satisfies ambition's easy reach.
Nor pride's demand. For clearreyed justicea
. Stern, unpartisan, lacking the warmth
Of genial sentiment-makes small appeal
To men emotionatossed. Men seek, not justice,
But a victory.
Crisp little elfin, borne along
Through the tingling, sunlit air,
Coursing adown to join the song
Of your brothers who wait you there-
Why do you laugh and skip and run,
And whirl and dance away,
Chased by wind, kissed by the sun,
The livelong autumn day?
Never I knew such a lightsome fay;
So mirthful, idle, free!
And oh, that your happy, care-free lay
Might sing in the heart of me!
-Mabel F. Arbuthnot.
Reflections of Childhood Visits to
My mystery land I
I've played in all your dust and noisee
A speck among three million more
Down deep amidst that crowded mass
Which rears straight up
For room up there
To breathe fresh air!
Yes, death I
I've seen it there I
He was so sick, but I didn't know
And went to a show feeling happy and gay.
When we came back, he wasn't therea
Iust quiet and gloom.
IIWhere's Grandpa?" I asked,
But somehow I knew.
A riot I A riot I
Excitement and fear I
I can feel even yet the cold terror I felt
As my aunt and I fled down the staircase so dark!
Oh, the bullets and yells seemed to be everywhere!
I was young!
It was night I
It was dark!
At night I
As I lay on the bed, I could hear such strange sounds.
The slow noisy start and the high prolonged drone
Of the streetcar continually picking up loads
Faded into a dream.
Oh, Chicago I
My mystery land I
I walked on diamonds today
And found I stepped less heavily
Than I had stepped before
But I should hesitate to say
If they, or bounding heart in me,
Lightened me the more.
L. C. Shaw.
I think that I shall never see
A girl refusing food that's free,
A girl who doesn't drive you mad,
A girl whose temper isn't bad.
But girls make fools of guys like me,
Because we cannot let them be.
At every turn it's you that pay-
So leave the girls alone I say.
Sometimes they,re nice, I admit 'tis true,
And quite a bit of fun to woo.
But if you want advice from me:
I think that you should let them be.
Of course therels more to say of girls:
Their tinted hair and phony curls,
Their highuheeled shoes and fancy lace,
Their different colors of each face.
But girls are loved by fools like me;
For who would want to kiss a tree?
0n Cutting a Class in Spring
How do I know why
Or what I meant,
Spring waved a lovely arm,
And I went.
How can one demonstrate
0: clearly explain
The call of blue crocus cups
Full of rain?
There is no reason,
I only know
The winds blew silver trumpets-
I had to go.
Recipe For A Bluff
4 or 5 smiles
1 easy teacher
1 unprepared scholar
6 replies to make the teacher forget his question
1 dozen big words
Mix with hot air and stir constantly. Do not
allow ingredients to cool. Review Feb. 1913
"Children," thought Mrs. Marshall, "are a problem." For that matter, so was her hus-
band, George. He just couldn't seem to understand that Linda was no ordinary child; Mrs.
Marshall had taken care of that, and she was not, simply was not going to sit by and watch
George ruin those five years of work! Play with the neighbor children, indeed! Men just
didn't look ahead.
Once Mrs. Marshall had given in, and Linda had run happily across the neat lawn,
through the high, green hedge to join the Laramie children in their wellaequipped sandbox;
but only once. Linda had returned home with her pretty dress soiled and torn, face
smudged, and the words Hdarn" and ushucks" which she used lavishly on every occasion.
Mrs. Marshall did not object to the words themselves, although they sounded coarse; it
was the child's mental response. They taught her to give way to displeasure, and in
school they were slan terms to be unlearned. Most distressing of all had been the story
Linda told about the aramies' dog and the bluebird. It wasn't death itself that bothered
Mrs. Marshall, but the violence and brutality were extremely distasteful.
The Laramies were nice people. Anyone living in Manchester Lane had to have certain
desirable qualifications. Their cocktail parties were well planned, and they knew how to
entertain gracefully, but the fact remained that they knew nothing of child care.
The Swiss miniature clock on her dressing table chimed four and Mrs. Marshall rose,
her negligee trailing softly over the thick rug. It was time to awaken Linda from her nap,
and this was one task which Vione, the maid, was not asked to perform. She tiptoed into
the nursery and looked lovingly down upon her child. Linda, so slim and golden in her
bed, was even in sleep an obedient pupil. uMother's little lady,n Whispered Mrs. Marshall,
touching the white temples appealingly. Linda stirred.
HMommy?" she questioned sleepily.
uYes, dear, it's Mother. ult's time for our walk.
uBut, Mommy! Can't I play with Bobby?"
"After we get back, dear," interposed Mrs. Marshall, uyou can play in your doll house
till your father comes home. Bobby Laramie and his sister are nice, but they play so hard
and so noisilyaand youire a grownyup lady!"
uBut Daddy said ...... "
HWe can stop at the pet shop, dear, and perhaps we might find a kitten," she consoled
her daughter. USO hurry and dress, and remember: ladies mustn't pout."
Later, with the tiny kitten huddled mournfully in its wicker basket on her arm, Mrs.
Marshall regretted her action. Linda was certainly old enough to take a walk without being
bribed. But kittens were clean and quiet. Engrossed in her selfyelfacing, she failed to
notice Linda skipping happily beside her, giving an extra bounce at each curb in her
exuberance at having a real, live playmate.
With the kitten and its supper in charge of Vione and Linda, Mrs. Marshall returned
gratefully to the quiet of her room. Through the slight opening of the door drifted the
muted voices of the two in the kitchen.
HThere, child, don't cry sohit's only a little kitten, and you didn't know!"
A coldness swept over Mrs. Marshall as she descended the Wide stairway.
HOh, Mommy!" sobbed Linda, flinging herself toward her mother. But Mrs. Marshall
was staring at the helpless body of Linda's pet.
Linda, aware dimly of her mother's withdrawal, burst into a description of the tragedy.
uVione gave Silver to me to hold while he was purring and I wanted to feel him
bumping inside, so I put my hands tight on his fur and then heahe stopped!
Mrsr Marshall prided herself on being unemotionaI in a crisis, but she could not control
the barrier between herself and her childmthis careless . . . but Mrs. Marshall would not
create a scene: no lady would.
' Alice Schiefelbein.
A Toast T0. The F aculty of Milton College
In what other college can the student call the professor of foreign languages, HProf.
Si", or the choral director iiBernie", or the chemistry professor uProf. Bill"? In what
other college do the students consequently have a great respect for the faculty. OHM
Emerson said: "The secret of education lies in respecting the students." I think it also lies
in the students respecting the teachers.
I don't believe any student of Milton College will ever forget the things that he has
learned here, simply because he won't ever forget the little things that endear the prey
fessors to him. Little things such as the President's cheery smile, the way Prof. Si clears
his throat, the way Miss Mable could make you really like Shakespeare, the quiet humor
of Prof. Leland, or Bernie's "Now, Smaltz."
This toast is not to the present faculty alone. It is also to all the professors who have
ever walked on our campus. They have all given something to Milton and Milton has
given something back to each of them.
There is one man on the campus who isn't considered a member of the faculty, but the
school couldn't run without him. So here's to Homer. May he keep the dorm fires burning.
And here's to Dean, Prof Bill, Bernie and O. T.
Van Horn, Stringer, and Salisbury,
Frau Holmes, Prof Shaw, and C. L. Hill,
Miss Alberta, Prof Shaand one more still:
Though she isn't a teacher, we all know her well,
Having Beulah in the office sure is swell.
Here's to the faculty, new and old.
Each is worth his weight in gold.
We love them all, though don't always show it:
But they're not so dumbal think they know it!
U945 Booster Banquetl
Irishmen, huddled together like flies on sticky paper.
Her heels clicked as if to complain at the heaviness of her feet.
- Helen McFarland.
She twisted her legs around the table leg like ivy around a stick.
Brilliantly colored uniforms seemed even more resplendant as the bright
sun reflected the sparkle from the brass buttons.
Snowflakeselittle flecks of dust in a sunbeam: miniature soaring gulls.
seen at a distance; tiny leaves reminescing of autumn, like hope, forever
elusive, vanishing at the touch.
Mazes of twigseveins in an old woman,s hand. Brown winter Vines,
clinging to buildings for warmth.
Formalsegay plaids and checked taffetas laughed and nodded gayly at
Butterflyea silken-soft fluttering and there is golddust on my fingers.
Far in the west, night pins her curtains down with one bright star.
Ash and elm, first sprinkled with gold stand in a blaze of glory that
rivals the sun.
A maple resplendent as an Indian prince.
Elms, graceful as dancers.
Oak, rigidea fighter with flexed muscles.
The lone oak stands forlornly
At the tip top of the hill;
Like an old maid at a partye
Rustling her stiff brown skirts,
Pretending she doesn't care.
Milton, March On e
BY CLIFFORD GESSLER '16
tDedicated to the late President William Clifton DalamU
Where the glacial hills rise rounded from the prairie
stands Milton, nestled snug among the elms.
The deep heart of America beats there
in climbing pulse of the corn,
the repeated quatrain of the seasons.
There men and women grow in spirit, free
and strong to wear the armor of the truth.
Their hearts beat with the heart of America--
deep, great, honest heart of America-
with the courage of the tender,
the pride of the humble,
the devotion of the true.
Deep heart of America, beat on!
Ringing the rhythm of the forward years,
clear bell of Milton, sound on !-
0 voice of faith, 0 beacon to the soul-
Milton, march on!
"PROF VAN HORN"
Top to bottom, left to right:
Picture No. 1: B. Burdick; M. Riley; E. Green;
M. Arnold; A. Sorum; S. Gallagher.
Picture No. 2: E. Erickson; B. Garwig; B.
Florin; B. Krabbe; B. Brown; T. Pierce.
Top to bottom, left to right:
Picture No. 1: M. Nelson; 5. Hollibush;
P. Schooff; L. Westlund; L. Duff.
Picture No. 2: D. Bohn; F. Murphy; T. Schultz.
D. Mack; W. Burger.
Left to right, top to bottom: D. Krasselt; D. Kull; L. Seger; Left to right, top to bottom: W. Hurley; I. Hebbe; N. Brun-
I. McIlree; M. Maclaurin; D. Weber. hoefer; I. Dickie; V. Whalen.
Left to right: H. Hugunin; E. Lipke; D. Cunningham. Top to bottom, left to right: G. Krueger; H. Pearson; M.
Roeber; A. Schiefelbein; M. Schelp; M. Babcock.
CLASS OF 1944
Social Science, and English.
Music. Minors: History
and French. Idunas, 1,
treasurer, 2; Mid-year
play, 4; Shakespearean
play, 3, 4; Theta Theta
Theta, 2, 3, 4; Secretary
student body, 4; Secretary
senior class, 4; President
Goodrich Hall, 4; Vice-
Ellfesident student body, 4;
reble Clef, 1, 2, 3, 4,
senior business manager,
4; Choral Union. 1, 2, 4;
Band, 1, 2, 3; Orchestra,
4; Assistant copy editor
HELEN C. MCFARLAND
Major: English. Minor:
Speech and Spanish.
Idunas, l, 2; Shakespear-
ean play, 1, 2, 3, 4; Pres-
ident student body, 4:
Mid-year play, 2, 3, 4;
Treble Clef, l, 2, secretary
3, president, 4; Theta
Theta Theta, 1, 2, 3, 4,
treasurer, 3; Assistant in
speech department, 3, 4:
Chairman Senior day, 3;
President senior class, 4:
Y.W.C.A., 2, president, 3.
Major: Psychology. Minor:
English. Student council, 4;
Zeta, 2, 3, 4.
president, 3; Y.W.C.A., 3.
Major: Business Administra-
tion. Minor: History. Mid-
year play, 3, 4; Shakespear-
ean play, 3; Student council
treasurer, 4; Business manag-
er Fides, 3; Business manager
Review, 4; Campus Improvev
ment Board, I, 2, 3, 4
Major: Biology. Minor:
Treble Clef, 4; Social
chairman, 3; Shakespeare
Treble Clef, 1, 2, 3, 4, ean board, 3; Shakespear-
secretary, 3; Y.W.C.A., ean play, 3, 4; Athletic
1, 2, 3, vice-president, 2. board, 2. 3: Co-editor
cabinet, 2, 3; Woman's Fides, 3; ThEta Theta
basketball, I; Choral Um Theta, 1, 2, 3. president,
ion, 1, 2, 3, 4; Band, 3, 4; 4; Student council presi-
Student council, 1, secre- dent, 4.
tary, 4; Sigma Phi Zeta,
3, 4; Radio, I, 2, 3; Class
president, 3; Who's Who
in American Colleges and
Universities, 4; University
Scholarship Award, 4;
Social committee chair-
man, 4; Shakespearean
JUNE OLSON POLAN
Majors: Public School
Music and Voice. Minors:
History and French. Mil-
tonians, l, secretary, 2;
CLASS OF 11.97454
PATRICIA C. APPLEGATE
Major: English Minors: Spanish and His-
tory. Miltonians, 1, 2; Choral Union; 1, 2, 3;
YWCA, l, 2, cabinet member, 2; Sigma Phi
Zeta, 2, 3, 4; secretary, 3; Lampas Society, 3;
Student council, 4; Secretary senior class, 4;
Major: Public School Music. Minor: English.
Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3; Miltonians, 1, 2, secre-
tary, 2; Radio, 1; Choral Union, 1, 2, 3, 4. 5;
Treble Clef, l, 2, 3, 4. 5, business manager, 5;
Mid-year play, 4; Shakespearean board, 4;
Sigma Phi Zeta, 4, 5, secretary, 4, 5; Band,
4. 5; Student council, 4, Sec., 5; Campus Im-
provement Committee, 5; All College Day
Committee, 5; Class president, 5; Chapel
Program Committee, 4; Junior class president,
3; Century room board.
MRS. EDWIN E. SCHROEDER
Major: English. Minor: History. Activities:
Graduate River Falls State Teachers' Col-
lege; Student Council 4; Vice Pres. Senior
Junior Class - 1943 - 1944
David Cunningham, Ianesville
DeEtta Lippincott, Milton
Sophomore Class - 1943 - 1944
Mary Babcock, California
Norbert W. Brunhoefer, Ianesville
Doris Crandall, Edgerton
Alberta Griffey, Ianesville
Royal Hippe, Edgerton
Gene Krueger, Ianesville
Laura Lewis, Illinois
Helen Pearson, Edgerton
Marjory Roeber, Edgerton
Iean Ruchti, Ianesville
Iane Saunders, Albion
Marilyn Schelp, Fort Atkinson
Alice Schiefelbein, Ianesville
Margaret Shellestad, Milton
Ruth Williams, Evansville
Marie Woerpel, Marshall
Freshman Class e 1943 - 1944
Elizabeth Babcock, Edgerton
Bette Brown, Ianesville
Iean Dickie, North Freedom
Ioe Forrestal, Afton
Helen Foote, Ianesville
Iack Hebbe, Fort Atkinson
Wilton Hurley, Milton
Molly King, Madison
Dorothy Krasselt, Eau Claire
Dorothy Kull, Ianesville
Victor Lipke, Ianesville
Mary Maclaurin, Ianesville
Kerwin Mathews, Ianesville
Keith Maxson, Milton
once McIlree, Palmyra
Iohn Mullen, Milton Junction
Bruce Neave, Ianesville
Lois Seger, Lake Geneva
Lucille Sloan, Evansville
Anne Stewart, Ianesville
George Stillman, Texas
Marguerite Striegl, Milton Junction
Stephen Thorngate, Milton
Anne Vickerman, Milton Iunction
Dorothy Weber, Ianesville
Virginia Whalen, Ianesville
Edward White, Fort Atkinson
We wish to apologize for the omission of several of last year's pictures
Which were lost before the present editors were elected.
One Hundred and First Year
I945 - 1954
FIRST CLASS EDUCATION AT MINIMUM COST
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Liberal Arts: with majors in science, English, foreign languages, history,
sociology, speech, mathematics, religious education, dramatics,
Teacher Training: for junior and senior high schools
Business Education: twoyor fourgyear courses
Music: Conservatory diplomas in voice, piano, violin, and pipe organ
Radio: courses in techniques, with practical experience broadcasting from
the campus studios. -
Pre-Professional: in law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, engineering, journalism,
ministry, home economics, agriculture, forestry, physical education,
and laboratory techniques
Outstanding opportunities in Music, Dramatics, and Radio
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SMALL ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU
What could express our thoughts more completely than the verse of a song
Written by Catharine Shaw Stillman
Set To Music by Miss Alberta Crandall
Where the elm trees bend their branches,
O'er the rolling campus green.
There's a welcome for you always
Where the ivied walls are seen.
For the heart that once to Milton
Gives its faith and gives its love,
There is fellowship forever
Where the elm trees bend above.
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