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■IT MOST I CELLO COLLEGE • GODFREY, . . A (, .yThis year, Monticello is celebrating her centenary. All who know and love her arc focusing their attention on the activities of this, the most important year of her important history. Faculty, students, alumnae, and friends of the college have during the significant months of this academic year, participated in the celebration of her one hundredth birthday. In the pages of this book we wish to record for you the people and the events of both the past and the present, which have made Monticello what she is today.
When in 1838 a seminary was opened by Captain Benjamin Godfrey for the purpose of educating young women in the Middle West, it was a new and pioneering project. To place a college out in this newly settled territory, a college for women, seemed a folly, but she has proved to be one of the strongest, most worthwhile, and most enduring institutions in this section of our country. For one hundred years Monticello has been a leader. As the Middle West has grown to its present importance, so has Monticello kept abreast of that growth. At no time has she lagged behind, from the foundation one hundred years ago until the present, but has always been a leading educational institution reflecting the higher material and moral effects of each period of American history.
Although Monticello has been a part of a great national development in education, she has remained apart through her own singular charm and individuality. She never has been, and never will be duplicated in what she is and what she has to offer. Monticello gives to those who arc close to her something that can never be gained elsewhere. This individuality is difficult to define. Perhaps it lies in the fact that the college is self-contained. Perhaps in the closeness of contacts and friendships between students and faculty and among the students themselves. Perhaps in the scholastic worth of the school. The explanation may lie in a combination of those factors or quite apart from any one of them. Whatever this spirit that is Monticello, this spirit that sets her apart from all other colleges, we do know that it is embedded in the firm foundations and traditions established by able faculty members, enthusiastic students, who have become loyal alumnae, and friends of Monticello, who realizing her worth have given their valuable support. They have all, through contact with her, formed the same feelings about and ideals for the school.
The individuals that have guided Monti-ccllo successfully through the years and led her students have played a part in her history that cannot be overestimated. We feel that
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in recording the centennial year uc must devote a part of this book to those persons. They arc the foundation of Monticcllo. Through their guidance and never failing efforts her building blocks have been laid despite all obstacles and discouragements both great and small. They have understood their duties and obligations so well that they have given the college a firm, continuous, and progressive unity.
Monticcllo is proud of her alumnae, as her alumnae arc proud of the college. In their love and hopes for her these women have never ceased their constant interest in and efforts for furthering Monticello. They remain a very real part of the school and exert much worthy influence upon her. Although they have become separated, going to all parts of the world, many of them taking prominent places in the affairs of today, they arc still held together by the tie that binds— the spirit that is Monticcllo. Each one has played her part at some time in the one hundred years that the college has existed, and we owe to our alumnae a large share of our gratitude for what Monticcllo is today.
By carrying on the ideals and traditions that have been set for us in the past, we, the faculty and students, arc the Monticello of today. Our
activities both academic and extra-curricular make the college a living thing. As we play at sports, take an interest in the arts, form our friendships, and lead our daily lives here in the college, we try to add our part to this rich heritage.
W ho can say which plays the more important part, the past or the present? Without the one there could not be the other. The present could not exist as it stands today without the past, and certainly the past would be lost were it not for the present. There can be no doubt that the union of the past and the present, held together by the spirit that is Monticcllo, makes the school what she is today—a leading modern college for women based on the firm foundation of one hundred years of progress.tova a Naoivw i
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IVade Memorial, Home oj the Fine ArtsSquare Tower as Seen from South Drive
Fohes Half the Academic CenterHome of the President
' The Cabin on the West CampusGilman Cottage, Built in 1833
As W E record the centenary, we find it imperative to turn back the pages of the history of Monticcllo in order that we may understand the significance of this year. The college could not stand as it does today, celebrating her one hundredth anniversary, were it not for the events of the past and the persons who have guided those events.
These people have made Monticcllo what she is today. It is to them that we owe our deep and sincere gratitude for the great heritage that we find here. The individuals who have stood at the head of the college during their respective terms of office have left an imprint upon her that can never be effaced. They have directed her academic and social life with the highest possible standards. Their separate characters have each in turn helped build the character of Monticcllo. Through their leadership the progress of the college has run a parallel course with the progress of the Middle West. As the streamlined train has taken the place of the steamboat, so has Monticcllo discarded the old ways for the new.
Here we review for you the past in all its significance so that you may understand the true meaning of the present. We pay tribute to those persons through whose loyalties and never ceasing efforts we have the Monticcllo of today!
Horn: Chatham, Mass., May 20, 1794 Died: Godfrey, Illinois, August 13, 1862
Before settling in the West, Captain Benjamin Godfrey spent twenty vears u| on the sea. He traveled to all parts of the world, many of his voyages being very dangerous. Finally, he was ship-wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico and his entire fortune was lost. After this disaster he lived for seven years in Mexico and then returned to the United States. In 1832 he became a partner in the firm of Godfrey Gilman in Alton, Illinois, and in 1834 he established his home in the village of Monticello. Since there is another Monti cello in Illinois, the name of the town was changed to Godfrey. Here at Godfrey, Illinois, he accomplished the great work of his career—a work such as few men in his sphere of life, and of his unpretending humility have been permitted to accomplish—the founding of an institution for the higher education of women, and the placing of this institution in the hands of a Board of Trustees.
Captain Godfrey was an eminently thoughtful man, with a broad and just point of view. He was a notable man, enterprising and benevolent, with an unaffected modesty which caused him carefully to shun notoriety. He had very little formal education himself, but he realized its importance and had a clear conception of its aim. In the original deed of trust which Captain Godfrey wrote, he said: "The end of all true education should be to develop the powers of man, both physically and mentally, and to lit him for enjoyment, and for the discharge of his duty in all stages of his existence."
BEGINNINGS OK MONTICELLO
Scattered over the West were many families who were anxiously looking for good schools where their daughters could be boarded as well as taught. Many young women in different parts of the country were full of aspirations and enthusiasm for knowledge, and were awaiting the opportunity to obtain an education. Reflection upon the influence of the mother upon her child, and the influence of women in the home and in general society led Captain Godfrey to undertake the founding of Monticello Female Seminary.
The spot chosen for the site was the edge of an open forest of majestic trees which growing apart gave a grove-like appearance. The building, begun in 1836 and completed in 1838, was made of stone with three stories above the basement. It was expected that the work of instruction would begin in the autumn of 1837, at the same time that Mary Lyon opened the doors of Mount Holyoke, but in consequence of the unfinished state of the building, the opening was delayed until the following spring.
Monticello Seminary opened April II, 1838, with
sixteen pupils. Earlv life at the Seminary was interesting from the novelty of its circumstances and the freshness and beauty of the surroundings. Monticello was in more than one sense a bright spot in the wilderness. ’I he lawn, which sloped from the building to the gateway contrasted in its more cultivated aspect with the woods and o| en prairie stretching away to the horizon.
In those days traveling was very difficult and Captain Godfrey, always alive to the interests of the school, decided to build a railway between Alton and Springfield over which the majority of the pupils would pass. He wished it clearly understood that this consideration more than any other influenced him to risk his fortune in the enterprise.
In 1841 the railroad was begun and finally after years filled with many difficulties it was finished. In 1853 the citizens of Alton presented to Captain Godfrey a handsome silver pitcher as a token of their appreciation for the two great undertakings of his life—the construction of the Alton II Springfield Railroad and the founding of Monticello Female Seminary.v '• l'-y- «■
THE RON BAL DWIN
Born: Goshen, Conn., July, 1801
Died: New Jersey, May, 1880
Closely associated with the name of Captain Benjamin Godfrey is that of the Reverend Thcron Baldwin, who was graduated from Yale in 1827 and became a member of the “Yale Band”. This group was composed of ardent young graduates who came to the frontier to found schools and churches. Mr. Baldwin came to Illinois in 1829 and a few years later became the chief adviser in the development of Monticcllo as an institution to give western girls the same opportunity as western boys for higher education. Captain Godfrey told Mr. Baldwin that if he would take the direction of the school he would not limit his expenditures, but if he declined the enterprise would be abandoned. Mr. Baldwin consented to undertake the task with the understanding that his work would be preaching and lecturing and exercising a general superintendence, while the organization of the teaching would be done by a woman chosen to act as Dean of the Faculty.
In 1837, at the request of Captain Godfrey, Mr. Baldwin made a tour of the Fast in the interests of the new seminary. On July 25, he started for New England. On the way lie visited Miss Seward’s Seminary in Rochester, New York; the Albany Female Academy in Albany, New York; and talked with several leading educators in other educational centers-After spending a few days in New York City he proceeded to South Hadley in Massachusetts where he discussed the principles of education with Miss Mary Lyon who was at that time founding Mt. Holyoke College. He also visited Mrs. 'A. F. Grant’s school at Ipswich and the Castlcton Co-educational Seminary in Vermont. On October 30 lie reached home in Jacksonville, Illinois, having been absent three months. He had traveled in that time 4,639 miles.
It was the Reverend Thcron Baldwin who really set the wheels in motion at Monticcllo. 'Flic first catalogue was published in 1840; the first class was graduated in 1841. In the
catalogue of 1841 the first Board of Trustees and the first Board of Instructors were listed as follows:
Trustees: Rev. Thcron Baldwin, Mr. Enoch Long, Mr. Winthrop S. Gilman, Mr. Benjamin Godfrey, Hon. Cyrus Edwards.
Principal: Rev. Thcron Baldwin.
Teachers: Miss S. M. Sturtevant, Governess; Miss Philcna Fobes, Teacher of Rhetoric and Moral and Intellectual Philosophy; Miss Mary Cone, History and Natural Science; Miss Rebecca Long, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy; Horace Munson, Vocal and Instrumental Instructor; Miss Jane Stoddard, Moni-tress; Mrs. Miriam Stoddard, Superintendent of Boarding Department.
In 1843, the Rev. Thcron Baldwin was invited to take the Secretaryship of the “Western Collegiate Society”. He remained nominally connected with the Seminary until 1845, when lie resigned the office of Principal. This involved a great loss not only to the Seminary, but to the whole state. It would not be possible to estimate the influence of Dr. Baldwin and his contemporary companions of the “Yale Band” upon the advancement of education and general improvement of society in the fast growing state of Illinois.
Thf.ron BaldwinPmii.ena Fobes
Born: Onondaga County, New York, September 10, 1811 Died: Roxboro, Pennsylvania, November 8, 1898
The name of Philena Fobes is indissolubly connected with Monticello and the influence emanating from its teachings. For twenty-seven years she was the institution’s presiding genius. Miss Fobes’ range of study and information was astoundingly broad and thorough, vet practical and available. She received her early education in Albany, New York. At the age of twelve, she attended a small private school which formed the ground work of many an ideal seminary that arose in her imagination. In 1830, she entered Cortland Seminary in Cortland, New York, where she completed her formal education.
In 1834, Miss Fobes was invited to teach classes in the Seward Seminary in Rochester, New York. While at Rochester, she received a call from Theron Baldwin who invited her to take charge of a department in a seminary to be established at Monticello, Illinois. Her family had recently left the F.ast and established a home in Illinois. Under the escort of a brother-in-law who had come east on business, Miss Fobes journeyed to the West in 1837. I raveling at that time was dangerous and fatiguing. The journey took seven weeks, part of the trip being by train, part by steamer and part by stage-coach.
Miss Fobes came to Monticello as Dean of the Faculty and as teacher of Rhetoric and Moral and Intellectual Philosophy. She won the esteem of associates and students, and her ability as a leader was quickly recognized. She was fitted in all respects to be "the woman’’ to assist in the opening of the new institution on the Godfrey Prairie.
In the autumn of 1845 Miss Philena Fobes was elected the second Principal of Monticello by the Trustees. She had been the Acting Principal since 1845. At the time of her nomination the finances of the Seminary were in a sad condition. The national currency was greatly depreciated and Captain Godfrey had met with severe losses as a result of the current depression, but friends and teachers rallied to the cause and the institution was soon on its feet again.
In 1855 the church opposite the Seminary was completed. In the summer of 1856 work was begun on the south wing, which included an octagonal tower, a public hall, a gymnasium. and additional rooms for students. A
fourth story was also added to the original structure. Captain Godfrey lived over again the founding of the original building in planning and working for the needed addition.
In 1862, Monticello was in deep mourning over the death of Captain Godfrey. He was always a personal friend and counsellor, an efficient trustee, and from the beginning of the enterprise to the last week of his life, he gave everything lie had to the interests of the school.
In 1865, Miss Fobes left Monticello to join friends in Rochester, New York. On leaving Rochester in 1S6S, she made her home in New Haven, Connccticutt. In 1881 she went to live with friends in Roxboro, near Philadelphia, where she lived until her death in 1898.
Xlontieello in IS5S after the addition of the new south wing begun in S56 and eonip eted in the spring of $57.
23Harriet Newell Haskell
HARRIET NEWALL HASKELL
Born: Waldoboro, Maine, January 14, 1835 Died: Godfrey, Illinois, May 6, 1907
Miss Haskell came to Monticello from Castlcton Seminary in Vermont where she had been Principal for five years. When she first received the invitation to the "wild and woolly West" she declined to consider the proposition. Everybody considered the matter settled except the Trustees of Monticello who unanimously elected her as permanent Principal over and above her refusal to serve, which made her waver for the first time! It was a broader field and a wider opportunity. The music of the name Monticello— Mount of Heaven—grew more and more melodious. Captain Godfrey, founder of the Seminary was right, and its prosperous existence for nearly thirty years proved the wisdom of his forethought. The West won against the East and she accepted the position.
To many people life in a secluded educational institution is monotonous; to others, "green pastures" beside "still waters”. Monticello offered a worldwide life, with poets, philosophers, scientists, and saints. Monotonous? Never, with such a versatile woman at the fore. She was not only the presiding genius, but the permeating influence of the house. Platform and parlor knew her presence, also kitchen and door-yard; the spreading campus in front and the outlying farm behind were equally familiar to her keen and busy oversight. Besides her morning greeting to the school, there were her prayers after evensong in the dining room, the sacred hush of which can never be forgotten by any student or teacher who ever enjoyed the privilege of that devotional period.
Though this usual serenity of life was sometimes stirred by eddies and currents of disaster, they disturbed but for a moment. Miss Haskell stood by Monticello until its "golden age" was in the ascendency. For forty years she guided Monticello students through many viscissitudes, and the progress of the institution during that period was the most notable of any time during its history. —Extracted from Harriet A ’ewe Haskell, a
biography written by Emily Gilmore Aldcn.
On June 12, 1888, Monticello celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Thousands were gathered from all over the country; old students, alumnae and friends, drawn there by tender memories and cherished associations. Every detail had been carefully and wisely thought out, and when the great day dawned everything was found in perfect readiness for the homecoming. In the fifty years from 1838 to 1888 over five thousand pupils had attended the Seminary.
The celebration of the semi-centennial was an altogether happy day. At the close of the day Monticcllo’s daughters bade her good-bye with glad hearts. No omen of evil marred their sight, as in the glory of the setting sun they looked their last upon the grand old building with its “ivy crowned walls and gray towers.”
On November 4, 1888, all was changed and Monticello was a heap of smoldering ashes. The fire broke out over the ovens in the laundry, but how it originated has never been ascertained. The servants were awakened by the smoke and flames and the Principal, Miss Haskell, was aroused at once. 'Flic teachers were sent through the corridors to awaken the sleeping girls. The chapel bell summoned aid from the neighborhood. 'Flic fire broke out a few minutes before one o’clock Sunday morning, November 4. There were 130 persons sleeping in the building. I he suddenly-
aroused pupils were told to dress, secure what possessions they could, and to leave the building as quickly as possible.
Friends and neighbors valiantly battled the flames, but their efforts were unsuccessful. It was evident that the building was doomed. The scene was magnificent and thrilling in spite of the forboding result. The flames lit up the countryside for miles around, and the fire raged all night. The stables, some distance from the building, were fired by the sparks and totally destroyed.
While the fire destroyed the plant the unfortunate teachers and pupils gathered on the lawn and under the trees in the chill night air, helplessly watching the destruction of the building which represented fifty years of effort on the part of the Monticello founders.
Possessions which had been saved were stored in the church, in Gilman cottage, and in the brick residence of Mr. J. G. Brown, which building is now known as “The Evergreens”. 'The neighbors provided breakfast for the students and faculty. During the day many departed for their homes, and others joined friends in Alton to await further developments.
Miss Haskell had the sympathy of a large alumnae, and the grateful thanks of every student and patron of the school for her coolness and masterly self-possession in securing the safety of those in her charge on the fateful night.
24“Monticcllo still lives and her walls shall rise again” was Miss Haskell’s prophetic utterance after the lire. Early in the week following the disaster, the trustees were summoned and it was resolved that some temporary building should be put up, which, in connection with Gilman cottage, could be used to continue the institution and graduate the class of 1889.
In the interval the friends could rally and funds could be secured to erect a new Monticcllo. It was a hcraculcan task, but it could not dismay the courage of Miss Haskell. In sixty days a temporary structure was provided and furnished by the board of trustees. Eighty-nine of the students returned and the “Temporary” proved a success. The crude building
was often called “Knotty Hall” because of the prominence of the natural features in the pine boards.
The 70.000 insurance on the building which was destroyed was only a small start for a new Monticcllo, but gifts from generous friends were so numerous that a new and stately structure was erected within nineteen months. The largest donor was Y. H. Reid of Chicago. This donation included the money for the Eleanor Irwin Reid Chapel, which was erected in memory of his wife.
The dedication of the beautiful new building in June, 1890, assured the future of Monticcllo as a permanent institution.
—Extracted from Echo for January, 1900
Monticcllo tis rebuilt in $90.Martina Erickson Parsons
MISS MARTINA ERICKSON
(Mrs. W. W. Parsons)
It has been said that an institution is but the prolonged shadow of one man. As we look at the various foundations that have added to the stature of human beings through the development of the United States we arc strongly inclined to agree. Monticcllo is the result of the fact that Captain Godfrey lived and had an idea. He was the founder—he cast the shadow. But the notable institution could have lived but a comparatively brief time if there had been no individuals of genuine ability and tireless devotion to prolong that shadow and to implement the ideas and ideals of the founder through the decades following the days of the Captain. Monticcllo has had the excellent good fortune to have been granted a succession of good leaders.
On June io, 1910, the Board of Trustees appointed as the guiding hand at Monticcllo Martina Erickson, notable teacher of Mathematics and sometime Dean of Women at the State Normal School at 'Ferre Haute, Indiana, where she served with brilliance for several years. She lead Monticcllo for seven years as active head and has continued to serve as “elder statesman” for the past twenty years. In this capacity she has been able to do a great deal to further the best interests of women’s education in the Mississippi alley.
On Sunday October 13th, 1917 she returned to the State Teachers’ college at 'Ferre Haute as wife of Dr. W. W. Parsons, the president. She took with her the lasting devotion of thousands of young women who had come to revere her as counsellor, guide and friend. The editor of the Echo in 1917 spoke for all her contemporaries when she wrote editorially:
“It is with great difficulty that we bring ourselves to imagine a Monticcllo without Miss Krickson at the helm, who for the past seven years has so successfully guided us to the harbor of attainment where the new buildings, through the years to come
will be the “pyramids” erected in her memory. It must be with an ever growing appreciation that we thank her for having shown that the real goal to strive for is that of gcnuincss and sincerity. We mourn our loss deeply, but arc consoled in the knowledge that she will never entirely sever her connections with Monticcllo.”
Mrs. Parsons was at Monticcllo at the time of the celebration of the Seventy-fifth birthday of the opening of the college for instruction. 'Flic exercises were distinguished. Miss Mary Emma Woolley, then President of Ml. Holyoke College, was the guest of honor and chief speaker. It is a fortunate circumstance that Miss Woolley can return twenty-five years later to join Mrs. Parsons in the activities celebrating the one hundredth birthday at Monticcllo. As before, Miss Woolley will be the chief speaker and,as before, Mrs. Parsons will be present to greet her legion of friends and lend to the occasion her presence.
Monticcllo’s Centenary throng will join in tribute to Mrs. Parsons, spirited leader in the line of duty.
■J6HARRIET RICE CONGDON
Born: Montour Kails, N. Y., December 25, 1876 Died: Boise, Idaho, February, 1938
Harriet Rice Congdon came to Monticcllo in 1918 and for seventeen years she applied the educational principles which she had acquired from a wide background of experience. Miss Congdon was graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1898. Her first position was in Salt Lake College, Salt Lake City. In 1900 she went abroad for a year of study and travel, during which time she attended Oxford University. After her return she taught at the Kinma Willard School in Troy, New York. In 1903 she became a professor at Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio, and from there she went to Lake Fric College, Paincs-villc, Ohio. She then entered the University of Michigan for graduate study.
From 1910 to 1914 Miss Congdon was Dean of Women at Hillsdale College in Michigan. The next two years were spent in travel, seven months of the time in Honolulu. Upon her return she became Academic Dean at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa. It was from this position that she came to Monticcllo.
When Miss Congdon began her presidency at Monticcllo, the Seminary had just become a recognized junior college, in all but name. She at once set about the task of establishing a curriculum in which the college and preparatory school were separated. It was her desire that it should become more and more the custom for graduates of Monticcllo to continue their education at a college offering an A.B. degree.
During her seventeen years at Monticcllo and after her resignation and retirement, Miss Congdon manifested a particular interest in the welfare of the school. She devoted a great deal of time and effort to the beautifying of the campus. Wade Memorial Hall, the fine arts building, was built during her presidency (1926). The building is named for Kdward P. Wade, President of the Board of Trustees from 1885 to 1921.
The log cabin and the outdoor theater were the other additions to the campus during the
period when Miss Congdon was at Monticcllo. She was a great lover of nature, so it was with personal interest that she supervised the beautifying of the campus by planting numerous flowers and new trees.
Miss Congdon retired from Monticcllo in [935. In the summer of 1937 she traveled in Fngland and Ireland. In February, 1938, she died at the home of her brother in Idaho.
A Memorial Service was held in the Reid Chapel at Monticcllo on Wednesday morning, February 16. The service was an appropriate and fitting tribute to a president of Monticcllo whose chief interest through many years was the welfare of the college.
Harriet Rice CongdonCharles A. Caldwell Alton, Illinois
President and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
T M E B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S
Charles A. Caldwell Theodore S. Chapman Eben Rodgers ....
The Reverend Karl Morgan Block, I).I). George Irwin Rohrbough, Ex officio
Alton, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Alton, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri Godfrey, Illinois
asGeorcf. Irwin Rohr hough
President of Wonticello College
In March, 1935, the mantle of leadership at Monticello College fell upon the shoulders of President Rohrbough. Since that date he has moved forward steadily to carry out the ideals of the college. The passage of one hundred years finds the institution in a world more complex than the sea-faring Captain visualized. It is the fond hope that today as always means will be found to maintain the integrity of the character-building foundations while at the same time insuring that elasticity necessary to meet the needs of each generation. Monticello College faces the future with renewed hope and with a pledge to the world that it will not fail to live up to the trust imposed upon it.THE FACULTY AND STAFF OF iMONTICELLO
Norma Adams ....
Mary Jane Alspach
History; Head of Haskell House
B.A., M.A., Mt. Holyoke. Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
• • . . . Drama and Speech
DePauw University. School of Fine Arts, Vale University.
Mabel Barbee-Lee ......... Educational Consultant
B.A., Litt.D., Colorado College.
Barbara Pace Beiswancer Physical Education
B.S., University of Oregon. M.A., Ohio Wesleyan University. Study of dance at University of Wisconsin,
New York University, Bennington School, Vermont.
I essa Bell ....... Alumnae Directory; Head of East Residence
B.A., Carthage College. B.D., Mamma Divinity School. M.A., Ph.D., University of iowa. Northumberland School, Ncwcastle-on-Tync, F.ngland, 1st Class Diploma.
Janet Marie Bock . . . . . . . . . Physical Education
B.S., North Central College. M.S„ University of Illinois. Graduate Work: Columbia University, and Red
Cross Aquatic School, Culver, Indiana.
Abba Willard Bowen ........... French
A.B., University of Nebraska. Graduate Study: University of Chicago, the Sorbonne, University of Brussels.
Ada Brooks ............. Riding
B.S., Oklahoma College for Women.
Secretary, Administration OfficeHelen Louise Buscii
B.A., University of Wisconsin. M.A., University of Chicago.
C. Dean Chi pm ax ............. Art
B.S., Northwestern University. Graduate Study: Northwestern University; Chicago Academy of Fine Arts;
Kunst (Jewerbe Schulc, Vienna; Columbia University.
Lucretia Cressey ....................................Physics and Chemistry
B.A., University of Illinois. M.A., Columbia University. Graduate Study: University of Chicago.
Marjorie Schoppe Crouch ....... Assistant to the President
B.A., University of Colorado. B.S., Simmons College. M.S.S., Smith College.
Irene Cummings ............ English
B.S., Boston University. M.Kd., Boston University. Graduate Study: Teachers College, Columbia University.
Elisa Curtis ............. Spanish
B.A., University of Illinois. M.A., University of Wisconsin. Special Studies in Chili, France, and Spain.
Mary Estelle Ellin wood ......... Registrar; Latin
B.A., Wellesley College. M.A., University of California.
Mary Fulkerson ........... Mathematics
B.A., RadclifFe College. M.A., Columbia University.
Mary Elizabeth Giffin . . . . . . . . . . English
B.A., M.A., Western Reserve University. Graduate Study: I.adv Margaret Mall, Oxford University; Uni-
versity of Chicago.
Louise Elizabeth Gui.ick ........ . Biology
B.A., M.A., University of Illinois.
Irma Heap......................................... . Resident Nurse
Graduate of St. Luke’s Training School, St. I.ouis.
Louise Hexdryx ......... Assistant in West Residence
B.A., University of Rochester. Graduate Study: University of Rochester.
Virginia Hoffman ............ Typing
B.A., Knox College
Mildred Homberger...........................Secretary, Information Office
Mary Elizabeth Jones I ioltn and Piano
Graduate, Cornish School, Seattle. B.M., American Conservatory, Chicago.
Esther Mann............................,•••..•. Drama and Speech
B.S., Northwestern University. Graduate Study: Northwestern University.
Elizabeth P. McNair.........................Assistant in Haskell House
B.A., University of Denver.
Elizabeth McQuate....................... Secretary, Financia Office
A.A., Southwest Baptist College.
B.A., M.A., University of Nebraska. Graduate Study: The Sorbonne.
Ella Pfeiffenberger..................Alumnae Secretary; Assistant in Science
Graduate, Monticello Seminary. B.A., Wellesley College. Graduate Study: University of Heidelberg, and
the University of Chicago.
Barbara Seybold . . . . . . . .. • German and French
Ph.D., University of Wuerzburg. Graduate Study at the University of Munich and at the Sorbonne.
Eucenif Smith.............................History; Head of West Residence
B.A., M.A., University of Rochester. Graduate Study: Columbia University.
Groves B. Smith . . . . . •..•.• • College Physician
B.S., University of Illinois. M.D., Columbia University.
Homer Ulrich . . . . . . ... Violoncello and Theory
Chicago Musical College, University of Colorado and University of Chicago.
Miriam Ulrich . ... • • • . • Piano
B.M., Chicago Musical College.
Graduate, Wheaton Seminary, Massachusetts, and the St. Louis Library School.
LibrarianBy carrying on the ideals and traditions that have been established for us in the past, we, the faculty and students, are the Monti-cello of today. Her past would be lost were it not for the present, for as we work and play here at the college we make her a living thing.
Monticello offers to her students a wide variety of activities both academic and extra-curricular. As we move about our charming dormitories and academic buildings set off by a beautiful and spacious campus, we have all opportunity to grasp and to enjoy a full college life. A school of liberal arts, Monticello offers a wide choice of scholastic subjects in order that she may meet the interests of all students. Aside from regular classroom work the drama, art, and music are very real to us. A varied selection in the field of athletics enables every girl to enjoy those sports which she likes best. The social life at Monticello, in and outside the dormitories, is friendly and pleasant. As we welcome guests, there is always opportunity for entertainment in plays, musical concerts, and dances. 'Through our clubs wc assemble together in common interests. This year has given us an especially full program and wc are proud to be a part of the centenary.
Here we record for you the role wc have played in the celebration of the centennial year. Our activities make Monticello a living college. Wc are the Monticello of today!Joyce Stanton
HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE SENIOR CLASS
It is with great pride indeed that we present the one hundredth class to graduate from Monti-ccllo, led by its excellent officers, Margaret Smith of Waterloo, Iowa, President; Joyce Stanton, of Park Ridge, Illinois, Vice-President; and Eloisc Root, of Denver, Colorado, Secretary-Treasurer. To be the centennial class is a privilege not to be underestimated, and one they have tried hard during their two years to live up to.
Having forty members, this year’s graduating class is the largest Monticello has ever had. Pour girls arc graduates of the Preparatory School also, while five arc newcomers this year. Such a large group creates ample opportunity for a variety of interests, so that the centennial class is well represented in every phase of student activity, both academic and extra-curricular. The majority of organizations have a senior as their head, and seniors in their membership. For two years their teams have been a force to reckon with in athletics; although not always the winning ones, they have been noted for their sportsmanship. Both in 1937 and 1938 they have won the George Washington’s Birthday competitions.
Last year the Junior Prom proved an enjoyable affair in spite of the rain which prevented having a dance floor and refreshment booth outside. Blossoms from the old apple orchard where Haskell House now stands served as decorations. This year the senior dinner dance, using the class emblem, the laurel wreath pierced by a golden arrow, as a motif for decoration, was a great success with no rain to mar it.
The class has been most fortunate in having as adviser Miss Lucretia Cresscy, who knows and loves so well all Monticello’s traditions. She has given unselfishly of her time and energy at every opportunity.
One hundred years arc over now; the centennial class hopes that nothing may be lost and much added to the rich heritage which it in turn passes on to Monticello’s future classes.Dorothy Allen
Doris Jean Bell
5719 Harper Avenue Chicago, Illinois
Riding Club '37; Dance Club ’37, ’38; Hockey ’37, ’38; International Relations Club ’37, ’38; Chorus ’38; Music Symposium ’38; Dance Symposium '38.
801 Cherokee Avenue Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Echo Board '38.
Marjorie Campbell Bryant
1208 Logan Denver, Colorado
Pride and Prejudice ’37; Dance ’37» ’38; Dance Symposium ’38; First Lady ’38.
310 Hum bolt Denver, Colorado
Pride and Prejudice ’37; Hobby Horses 37, Vice-President 38; Dance Club ‘37, President ’38; Hockey ’38; Athletic Association, Board ’38; Dance Symposium ’38.
Betty Ann Bucher
717 Cherokee Avenue Bartlesville, Oklahoma Pride and Prejudice '37; Times Staff. News Editor ’37; Echo Board ’37. Editor-in-Chief ’38; Student-Faculty Social Service Committee ‘38; International Relations Club ’38; Chairman of Christmas Doll and Toy Project '38.
300 North Bullitt Holdenvillc, Oklahoma Athletic Association ’38; Basketball ’38;Swimming Club, 38;Chorus’38.Katherine Ann Butts
1406 Osage Avenue Bartlesville, Oklahoma International Relations Club ’38; Echo Board, Assistant Business Manager ’38; First Lath ’38.
314 N. Vine Street Shclbyvillc, Indiana Twelfth Night '37; Times Staff ’37; Herdman Prize ’37; International Relations Club ’37, ’38; Athletic Association ’37, ’38; Echo Board ’37, Associate and Literary Editors ’38; Foreign Relations Club, Vice-President ’38; Science Club ’38; Swimming Club ’38; Hockey ’38.
Ruth David Cousley
437 Bellevicw Alton, Illinois Pride and Prejudice ’37; Chorus ’37, ’38; Times ’37, 38; International Relations Club ’37, ’38; Athletic Association ’37, ’38; Music Symposium ’38; Swimming Club ’38; Hockey ’38; Science Club ’38.
511 Parksidc Drive Peoria, Illinois Junior Dance Club’37; Twelfth Night ’37; Swimming Club, President ’37, ’38; Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; Athletic Association, Board ’37, ’38; Chorus ’38; Music Symposium ’38; Hockey ’38; Echo Board, Picture Editor ’38.
1816 Lamont Street, N. W. Washington, I). C. International Relations Club ’37, ’38; Science Club ’37, ’38; Athletic Association ’38; Foreign Language Club '38; Echo Board ’38; Times
44 Whitney Road Newtonville, Massachusetts Athletic Association ’37.Alton, Illinois Swimming Club ’38; Athletic Association ’38.
475 E. Park Street DuQuoin, Illinois Cradle' Song ’36; Dramatic Club, Secretary ’36; Chantecler ’36; Times Staff ’36, ’38, Circulation Manager ’36; Twelfth Night ’37; First Lady ’38; Science Club ’38; Chorus '38; Music Symposium ’38; Centenary Committee ’38.
Mary Lee Jefi-ress
122 Park Lane Dexter, Missouri Dance Club ’37; Hobby Horses 37, Secretary ’38; Echo Board ’37, ’38: Chorus ’38; Music Symposium '38.
317 Columbia Terrace Peoria, Illinois Dance Committee ’37; Dance Club ’37; Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; Echo Board ’38.
Helen Tiiirza Jenkins
215 W. Chestnut Street Canton, Illinois Science Club ’37; 'Limes Staff, Editorial Editor ’37, Editor-in-Chief ’38; International Relations Club ’37, ’38; Athletic Association '37, ’38; Foreign Language Club '37, ’38; Student Council, House Chairman ’38.
901 Franklin Street Danville, Illinois Volleyball ’37; Swimming ’37; Athletic Association ’37, ’38; Swimming Club ’37, ’38; Inter-Class Committee ’37, ’38; Chorus ’38; Music Symposium ’38; First Lady ’38.
1509 E. 26th Street Tulsa, Oklahoma Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; Echo Board ’38.
Mary Frances Lee
1558 Washington Avenue Cedar Rapids, Iowa Volleyball ’37; Pride and Prejudice ’37; Athletic Association ’3851 lockey ’38; First Lady ’38.
Emily Jean Jones
120 S. Macomb El Reno, Oklahoma Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; Chorus ’38; Music Symposium ’38; Echo Board ’38-
520 Fourth Street Manistee, Michigan International Relations Club ’37; Pride and Prejudice ’37; Dance Committee ’37; Dance Club ’37, ’38; Swimming Club ’37, ’38; Athletic Association ’37, Vice-President ’38; Dance Symposium ’38; Student Council, Social Chairman ’38.
Patricia La n a can
570 Williams Street Denver, Colorado Pride and Prejudice ’37; Hobby Horses '37, ’38; Student-Faculty Social Service Committee ’38; Haskell Social Director ’38.
Jacqur Elaine Phillips
1729 S. Denver Tulsa, Oklahoma Hobby Horses, Vice-President ’37, President ’38; Dance Club '38; Dance Symposium ’38; Athletic Association ’37, Board ’38.Katherine Chatterton Sankey i i 15 S. 2nd Street Springfield, Illinois
Eloise Ann Root
1214 E. 17th Avenue Denver, Colorado Senior Class Secretary-Treasurer; Chorus ’38; Music Symposium ’38; International Relations Club, President ’38.
1430 Seminole Avenue Detroit, Michigan Volleyball 37;Tcnni$ Champion ’37; Hockey ’37, Captain ’38; Swimming Club ’37, ’38; Athletic Association ’37, President ’38; Hobby Horses ’38; Basketball, Captain ’38; Inter-Class Committee '38.
Mary Elizabeth Rutherford
216 South Main Sapulpa, Oklahoma International Relations Club ’38; Science Club '38.
13 Nonantum Place Newton, Massachusetts Captain Benjamin Godfrey Prize ’37; Twelfth Night ’37; Foreign Lan-giage Club ’37; International Relations Club ’37; Science Club ’37, President ’38.
Bette Lee Pierce
1812 Liberty Street Alton, Illinois Foreign Language Club ’38; International Relations Club ’38; Times Staff ’38.Betty Mack Scott
506 Cynthia Street Poplar Bluff, Missouri Athletic Association '37, ’3s; Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; Dance Club ’37, Secretary ’3s.
Lillian Brandon Spang
126 V. Penn Street Butler, Pennsylvania Times Staff, Librarian ’37; Riding Club ’38; First Lady ’38.
Jennie Rose Simmons
422 K. Church Street Benton, Illinois Ti mes St a IT, Sports E 1 i tor ’3 7; Da nee Club ’37; International Relations Club ’37; Foreign Language Club '37; Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; Science Club ’37, Vice-President ’38; First Lady ’38; Echo Board, Sports Editor
Margaret Lorraine Smith
516 Campbell Avenue Waterloo, Iowa Pride and Prejudice ’37; Twelfth Night ’37; I ntcr-Class Committee ’37; International Relations Club 37. ’38; First Lady '38; Chorus ’38; Music Symposium 38; Senior Class President.
Mary Margaret Tomlin
Pleasant Plains, Illinois Chorus ’37; Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; International Relations Club ’37, 38; Athletic Association ’37, ’38; Basketball ’38; Senior Chapel Chairman ’38.
1808 V. Easton Street Tulsa, Oklahoma Athletic Association ’37, Board ’38 Hockey ’37 ’3s, Manager ’38 Hobby Horses ’38; Basketball ’38 Echo Board ’38.
Ruth Edwin a Vance
405 E. Fourth Street
Alton, Illinois 1 International Relations Club ’37, —
’38; Foreign Language Club ’37, ’38.
1808 W. Easton Street Tulsa, Oklahoma Athletic Association '37, ’38; Hockey ’37, ’38; Basketball ’38; Hobby Horses ’38; Echo Board, Business Manager ’38.
Sophia Spaulding Wright
14 Whitney Road Newtonville, Massachusetts Twelfth Night ’37; Swimming Club ’38; Chorus ’38; Hockey ’38; Music Symposium ’38; Athletic Association ’38.
823 Michigan Avenue Evanston, Illinois Science Club ’37; Chorus ’37, ’38; President ’38; Swimming Club ’37, ’38; International Relations Club ’37, ’38; Athletic Association ’37, ’38; First Lady ’38.Esther Ann Wright
Mary Jane Donnell
THE COLLEGE JUNIOR CLASS
The character of any group or organization depends largely upon its leaders. It is thcy tvho represent the group in the public eye, determine the major activities of the group as a whole, and make the final decisions. It is with great pride that the junior class presents its officers— as President, Jane Porter; Vice-President, Esther Ann Wright; and Secretary-Treasurer, Mary Jane Donnell. Three widely separated localities arc represented by the officers of the class. Jane Porter was graduated from Nebraska City High School where she was president of the Dramatics Club and the Pep Squad. For three years Esther Ann has been active in dramatics and many other activities at Monticcllo. Mary Jane was graduated from Webster Groves High School, Webster Groves, Missouri. There she was secretary-treasurer of the Chemistry Club, the French Club, and the German Club. Miss Tilton Wead, sponsor, has ably advised all class projects. .Members of the junior class have achieved high honors in art, dramatics, and music, and a large percentage of the students were on the honor roll.
Organization and acceptance of the junior group as a middle senior class took place in February in a series of events climaxed by the Washington’s Birthday Banquet. For the first few months of the school year, until the members of the class could become acquainted, a committee of five students, Dorothy Kates, Jeanne Henderson, Nancy Smythc, Mary Kcup, and Esther Ann Wright had charge of class activities. In February a number of meetings were held and the class emblem, colors, and songs were chosen. The emblem of the class of '39, a branch of pale rose cherry blossoms across a silver new moon,signifies courage and new life. The class thought this emblem especially appropriate for the first class of the new century of Monticello’s history. The Washington’s Birthday Banquet was a fitting finale for the many and varied February activities. The dining room was decorated by the junior class, with its cherry blossoms and new moon underneath which a fountain was playing. A large spot light was focused upon the scene and girls from the class,dressed in costumes representing each ten years from 1838, walked into the dining room as music appropriate for the period was played. The class officers were introduced and the scores of the competitions were announced. 'Flic banquet ended with the singing of junior and senior friendship songs and “O Fairest Monticcllo.”
'I'hc class of 39 is the first class of a new century—the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Monticcllo. Behind it arc one hundred years of progress. The pioneer class of 1838 set a high standard for the classes of the next century to follow. May the class of 1939 with equal courage and success undertake establishing a high standard for the classes of the second century to follow. It is a swiftly changing age in which we arc living. 'Flic old orders and old systems arc giving way before the new. May the class of 39 carry on into the new century the work of the first one hundred years anti the ideals of the class of ’38.Ruth Althaus 2324 Walnut Street Shelbyville, Illinois
Ruth Bennett 2035 Grove Avenue Quincy, Illinois
Barbara Bi.ack 437 Algonquin Place Webster Grove, Missouri
Anna Lois Carter 433 Bowie Street Ruling, Texas
Mary Jane Donnell 634 Mildred Avenue Webster Groves, Missouri
Ella Jane Evans La Harpe, Illinois
Jeanne Anthony 835 17th Street, S. E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Muriel Berry 10140 Leavitt Street Chicago, Illinois
Elizabetii Cai.loway Tuscola, Illinois
Margaret Coleman 729 nth Street Wilmette, Illinois
Catherine Edcerton 1430 Dewey Avenue Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Sally Gage 100 Great Pond Road NorthjAndover, Massachusetts
•isCatherine Gainer 217 9th Street Wood River, Illinois
rilYLLIS Gervig 325 South Douglas Avenue Bcllvillc, Illinois
Barbara Gii.crest 2114 South B Street Richmond, Indiana
Mary Alice Harley 911 N". Same Fc Avenue Pueblo, Colorado
Carol Harlow 23 W. 102nd Street Chicago, Illinois
Mary Jane Hawkins 516 Spencer Avenue Marion, Indiana
Jeanne Henderson 1347 Fast 27th Street Tulsa, Oklahoma
Josephine Hosick Klizabethtown, Illinois
Jane Howe 204 N. 34th Street Billings, Montana
Dorothy Kates 723 Oakland Avenue Birmingham, Michigan
Mary Keup 2000 Jersey Street Quincy, IllinoisHelen Lanagax Fort Bcnning, Georgia
Deane Mitchell 1109 South 26th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas
Helen Paxton 506 South V ale Street Bloomington, Illinois
Geraldine Phillips 1729 South Denver Tulsa, Oklahoma
Florence Rice 140 Sunset Road Highland Park, Illinois
Wilierkd Sauer Kvansville, Illinois
Virginia Mills 6815 South Union Avenue Chicago, Illinois
Mary Newell 526 North Washington Hinsdale, Illinois
Eleanor Pearson 1907 North 6th Avenue Knoxville, Tenneessee
Jane Porter Nebraska City, Nebraska
Phillis Sampson-826 Pennsylvania Avenue Aurora, Illinois
Mary Elizabeth Scon-5516 Cates St. Louis, Missouri
•ITMary Martha Sellers 1417 Dewey Avenue Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Virginia Shelton Cairo Hotel Cairo, Illinois
Nancy Smythe 2741 Harrison Street Evanston, Illinois
June Talbot 2165 Y. Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan
Jean Whitney 1S06 East 15th Street Tulsa, Oklahoma
Esther Ann Wright 96 Dexter Road Newtonvlllc, Massachusetts
311 Bryn Mawr Road Birmingham, Michigan Volleyball '37; TvttUth AVjfA "37; Hockey '37, '38; Student Council, House Chairman ’38.
1608 Willcmorc Avenue Springfield, Illinois
ANN ELIZABETH ABEL
211 W. Orman Avenue Pueblo, Colorado Korcign Language Club '38; Science Club '38; Swimming Club '38; Hockey ’38; Dance Club '38; The Two Orphans '38.
1208 Logan Denver, Colorado Vice-President Junior Class 37; Basketball '37; Hobby Horses '37, '38; International Relations Club '37, '38; Foreign language Club '37, 38; Swimming Club '37, '38;
Dance Club '37, '38; Hockey '38; The Two Orphans '38.
702 Euclid Place Alton, Illinois
Chorus '37, '38; Foreign Language '38; Science Club '38; The Two Orphans "38.
MARY ELLEN ARGUST
727 V. Poplar Street Taylorviile, Illinois Foreign Language Club '37; Athletic Association '36, '37; Science Club '38; Social Chairman Senior Class.
MARC; A RET ARNOLD
Manzanola, Colorado Hobby Horses '36, '37, '38; Music Club '36, '37; Junior Dance Club '38; Athletic Association '38.
Hillcrest Road Newton, Kansas Dance Club '38; Athletic Association 38; International Relations Club '38.
Science Club '37.I
649 V. North Street Decatur, Illinois Hobby Horses ’37, ’38; Swimming Club ’37, ’38; Foreign Language Club ’37, ’38; Hockey ’38; Basketball ’38.
44 Grandvuc Drive Belleville, Illinois Hobby Horses ’38; Athletic Association
MARY ANN DUENWEG
520 N. Seventh Street Terre Haute, Indiana Athletic Association ’36, ‘37, ’38; Music Club ’36, ’37; Junior Dance Club ‘37, '38; Science Club ’37, ‘38.
1007 Broadway Normal, Illinois Secretary-Treasurer of Senior Class; Times Staff, Society Editor ’38.
413 28th Street Des Moines, Iowa Badminton 37; The Royal Family 37; Swimming Club ’37, '38; Hobby Horses '37, ’38; Athletic Association ’37, ’38; Foreign Language Club ’37, '38; Hockey ’38.
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283 Lake Park Drive Birmingham, Michigan President Junior Class 37; Basketball ’37;
Twelfth Might '37; Times Staff '37; Science Club '37, ’38; Treasurer '37; Hockey '37,
’38; Hobby Horses ’37, .’38; Athletic Association ’37, ’38; Student Council, Vice-President ’38; Athletic Association, Secretary ‘38.
612 E. Peru Street Princeton, Illinois Hobby Horses '37, '38; Athletic Association ’37, '38; Science Club ’38; Dance Club '38; International Relations Club ’38.CAROLINE E. PF.TTES
7430 Prairie Avenue Chicago, Illinois Volleyball '37; Basketball '37; Swimming Club '37, '38; Athletic Association '37, '38; Hockey '38; Science Club '38; Dance Club '38; Dance Chairman of Senior Class; Foreign Language Club '38.
2501 N. Deere Park Highland Park, Illinois Hobby Horses '38; Foreign Language Club '38; Chorus '38.
92 S. Sixth Street Terre Haute, Indiana Athletic Association '38; Swimming Club '38; Basketball '38.
CAROLYN P. JONES
Aptdo. 21, Ciudad Obregon Sonora, Mexico Science Club '38; Athletic Association '38.
5034 S. Aldrich Minneapolis, Minnesota Science Club 37; Volleyball '37; Basketball '37; Tht Royal Family '37; Hobby Horses '37, ‘38; Swimming Club '37, '38.
4479 Trias Street San Diego, California Science Club '37; Volleyball '37; Hobby Horses '37, '38; Athletic Association '3 » Treasurer '38; Swimming Club '38; Hockey '38; Basketball '38.
30 Rosewood Winnetka, Illinois Vice-President of Senior Class; Foreign Language Club '38; Junior Dance Club, President '38.
1528 State Street Alton. Illinois
International Relations Club '37, '38; Hobby Horses '38; Science Club '38.nan
303 Ridgway St. Joseph, Michigan Hobby Horses ‘38; Student-Faculty Social Service Committee '38.
5743 DcCiiverville St. Louis, Missouri Science Club ‘38; Dance Club ‘38; Athletic Association ‘38; Foreign Language Club '38; Dance Svmposium '38; V7i - Tuo Orphans '38.
6838 Clyde Avenue Chicago, Illinois
Athletic Association ‘38.
124 E. Main Staunton, Illinois Basketball 37; Hobby Horses 37, 38; Athletic Association 37, 38; Dance Club 38.
123 S. Oak Street Clarksburg, West Virginia Athletic Association 38; Hockey '38.
MARY JANE TEN EYCK
4423 Beacon Street Chicago, Illinois I lobby Horses '38; Dance Club 38; Foreign Language Club 38.
7347 Cornell University City, Missouri President of Freshman-Sophomore Classes '36; Soccer '36; Cat o' Sine Tails '36; Hobby Horses 36, 37, 38; Foreign Language Club '37, 38; Student Council. Secretary '38; Hockey 38; Basketball 38.
907 Y. North Street Muncie. IndianaETHOLEEN WILLIAMS
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Swimming Club 38; Basketball '38; Science Club '38; International Relations Club '38-The Two Orphans '38.
. 2444 Ryons
. Lincoln, Nebraska President of Senior Class; Dance Club 38; Hobby Horses '38; Science Club '38; Athletic Association '38; International Relations Club '38; Dance Sym| osium '38
PREPARATORY SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Marilyn Woods Marilyn Martin Lucia Evans
President . Pice-President Secretary-Treas u rer
Caroline Pettes Mary Ellen A roust
Social Chairman Miss Mary Jane Alspacii Faculty Adviser
PREPARATORY SCHOOL JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Eugenia Faulkner Phyllis Smith Barbara Foote Cerda Wootten . Miss Helen Busch
Pice-President Secretary- Treasurer Social Chairman Faculty Adviser
PREPARATORY SCHOOL SOPHOMOR E-FR ESH MAN-CLASS OFFICERS
Dorothy Darnall Lucile Smith Lenore Compton Barbara Draudt .
President Pice-President Secretary- Treastt rer Social Chairman
Miss Mary Estelle Ei.i.inwood
Barbara Franklin Sophomore 1920 Wiggins Avenue Springfield, Illinois
Marilyn Grover Freshman 57 Pilgrim Road Marblehead, Massachusetts
l.ois Helmericiis Freshman 60 Aberdeen Place Clayton, Missouri
Susan Isaacs Junior 6920 Pershing University City, Missouri
Jane Lam kins Freshman 1228 Three Mile Drive Crosse Pointc, Michigan
Margie McBride Freshman • 17 E. Riverside Drive Jeffersonville,- Indiana
Elizabeth Gilmore Junior 915 Maple Street Jeffersonville, Indiana
Elizabeth Hart Junior 283 Lake Park Drive Birmingham, Michigan
Hortense Henger Sophomore 2026 Adelaide Avenue St. Louis, Missouri
Betty Lou Kennedy Junior Wright Field Dayton, Ohio
Margaret Jane Lilly Junior 100S Edgcwood Drive Charleston, West Virginia
Patricia McI'erren Sophomore 502 E. Penn Street Hoopeston, IllinoisElizabeth Ann Wise J unior 814 St. Louis Street Edwardsville, Illinois
NEW STUDENTS, SECOND 1 LRM
Anne Chapman . Special
Junior 3400 Russell Boulevard
13 N. Oak Park Avenue St. Louis, Missouri
Oak Park, Illinois
Phyllis Smith J u n ior 132 Ridenour Street Clarksburg, West Virginia
Regina Sokolik Sophomore 6663 Kingsbury Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri
Charlotte Spang Junior 126 West Penn Street Butler, Pennsylvania
Juei.l Jane Spixdler Junior Highland, Illinois
Lucy Stormes J u nior East Prairie, Missouri
Mary Louise Treadwell
306 V. Fifth Benton, Illinois
Cerda Corinne Wootten Junior 828 S. 12th Street Chickasha, Oklahoma
Mary Helen Witwer Junior
255 Chalmers Avenue, North Detroit, MichiganJoyce Stanton President Virginia Hart Piee-President Betty Tyzzer Secretary Helen I .a nag an Treasurer Sai.i.y Morrison Social Chairman
House Chairmen Sophia Wright Haskell House Tiiirza Jenkins East Dormitory Ann Caldwell ll’est Dormitory
Within the past few years there has been a growing feeling that a type of student government was needed at Monticcllo. Investigation and research into self-government principles and of types of government which would be beneficial at Monticcllo was begun in the school year 1935-1936. This investigation was carried still further in 1936-1937 by Miss Adams and representatives of each of the classes. The first of last year, this committee set before the student body the results of their numerous conferences in the form of a proposed constitution. This constitution was immediately accepted, and the preparation for beginning Monticcllo’s first actual student [government was begun by electing the officers for the year 1937-1938.
The officers of the association form the Student Council and include the president, a member of the college senior class, who presides at all meetings of the association and of the Council; the vice-president, a member of the incoming high school senior class, who performs all duties of the president in her absence or at her request; the secretary, a member of the high school junior or senior class, who cares for correspondence and keeps the minutes of the meetings of the Council; the treasurer, a member of the incoming college junior class, who collects dues and pays bills authorized by the Council; and the social chairman, a member of the incoming college senior class, who is the student representative on the Public Kvcnts Committee of the college and has charge of all social activities of the student organizations. In addition to these officers, a chairman of each house council is elected and is a member of the Council. It is she who regulates dormitory conduct and brings to the Council the questions and suggestions of people in her house. Miss Crouch acts as consultant to the Student Council.
'I'hc purpose of the Student Government is very well stated in the constitution when it says, “The purpose of the Student Government shall be: (1) to increase the sense of individual responsibility in upholding standards of academic honor and right living and in maintaining a trustworthy observance of the rules of the college; (2) to give official expression to the opinions of the student body and to propose legislation in all matters pertaining to student life which do not fall under the jurisdiction of the faculty and trustees”. The Council in addition to endeavoring to increase this sense of individual responsibility, acts as a clearing house for student requests concerning residence and social privileges.
It is hoped that through the Student Government a sense of honor and loyalty may be evolved which will lead to a greater degree of self-direction, co-operation, and freedom from formal regulation.
r.oThe purpose of the Monticello Athletic Association, as stated in its constitution, is to organize the recreational activities of the college, to promote extensive participation, and to stimulate sportsmanship, fellowship and school spirit. The association is governed by the athletic board, composed of officers of the association which arc elected by student vote, and the student manager of each athletic activity. Through this board the association controls and directs all extra-curricular athletics and makes awards.
The board meets twice each month. The sports represented arc as follows: swimming, modern dance, and riding by the presidents of the respective clubs; hockey, volleyball, basketball baseball, tennis and ping-pong by the student manager of each sport.
Although the special activities of the association may vary, one of the most important things it docs is to award numerals and letters to students who have won them. Accurate account is kept of each girl’s athletic activities and if she earns four hundred points she is awarded numerals, and if she earns eight hundred, a letter. Points may be earned by participation in a sport the required number of times, and participation in tournaments. Winners of tournaments and members of varsity teams earn extra points.
Early last September the association sponsored a cabaret party in the gym. Students and faculty appeared in costume, ate their suppers at small tables, enjoyed dancing between courses and were later entertained by a magnificent floor show. In December the Athletic Association sponsored the Hockey Banquet which closed the hockey season.
The Monticello Athletic Association is an efficient organization which plays an important role in the life of Monticello.
The following were awarded numerals at midyear: Peggy Barker, Ann Caldwell, Peggy Dick, Barbara Franklin, Alice Gould, Helen Hcndricli, Frankie Kerner, Mary I ranees Lee, Jacque Phillips, and Betty Tyzzer. Letters were awarded to Doris Bell, Elcanore Bryant, and Jane Savery. More awards arc to be made during the last week of school.
THE ATHLETIC BOARD
Janf. Saverv President Sai.i.y Morrison Vice- President Virginia Hart Secretary Virginia I.vnch Treasurer Mary H. Witwbr Basketball I.oitse Wills Hotkey Manager Helen Hf.ndrich Baseball Manager Catherine
Kdcerton Volleyball Manager Dorothy Kates Tennis Manager ( erre Phillips Ping-pong Manager Jacqi r Phillips Riding (Unb President Ann Dovey Swimming Club President Peggy Barker Modern Dance C n 5-PresidentThe Monticcllo Dance Club began its activities early in the year. On October 27th the Senior Dance Club presented a program to the dance classes and all the girls and faculty interested in this vital phase of modern art. The dancers were: Peggy Barker, President; Betty Mack Scott, Secretary-Treasurer; Doris Bell, Marjorie Bryant, Sally Morrison and Jacquc Phillips.
The interest and enthusiasm created by this program proved sufficient stimulus for a large group of the new girls to pass the tests in technique necessary to qualify for membership in the Junior Dance Club. Marilyn Martin was elected President, Geraldine Phillips, Secretary-Treasurer and the other members were: Margaret Arnold, Ruth Bennett, Rosemary Braninc, Mary Ann Duenweg, Eugenia Faulkner, Josephine Hosick, Deanne Mitchell, Caroline Pettes, Jane Porter, Elinor ScharfT, Mary Martha Sellers, Virginia Shelton, Mary Jane Ten Eyck, Jean Whitney, Marilyn Woods and Gerda Wootten.
On February !2th the Monticcllo Dance Club was the hostess group for the first dance symposium to be held in this part of the country. This symposium inaugurated the Monticcllo Centennial Program which will be completed at Commencement. Manya Holm, exponent of the modern dance, and her concert group from New York City were the outstanding feature of the program. Miss Ilolm conducted a lesson in the morning in which 83 people participated. She and her group presented a recital in the evening, an excellent performance which heightened the interest of the dance enthusiasts and paved the way for a broader understanding on the part of the lay individual. In the afternoon performance the dance groups of six schools presented demonstrations based on their ideas of the modern dance. These schools were : University City High School, Lindenwood College, Rockford College, University of Illinois, Christ Church Cathedral and Monticello College. Several institutions sent representatives to attend the Symposium and to participate in Miss Holm’s lesson in the morning. The University of Wichita; MaeMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois; and the State Teachers College at Springfield, Missouri sent members of their dance clubs. 'Flic following institutions sent representatives to attend the symposium: Washington University; State Teachers College, Kirksvillc, Missouri; and Principia College.
'Flic last program of the year was given on March 12 at a dance symposium at the University City High School in St. I wis.
The following girls were admitted to the Junior Dance Club in February: Barbara Foote, Winifred Evans, Barbara Franklin, Shirley Ferguson, Betty Hart, Phyllis Smith and Etholecn Williams.The Swimming Club started activities with tryouts for membership about the middle of October. Those who passed were given an initiation, while those who did not quite meet the requirements were allowed to become probate members. The latter part of November a Swimming Week was held to arouse interest in the pool. At various times throughout the year meets were held between the College and Preparatory School, with Western, and with Principia. Hetty Wise entered the A. A. U. swimming meet in St. Louis and placed in the diving and crawl events. On March 17 the preparatory school members of the club entered a state-wide telegraphic meet, in which they placed.
On April 20 a meeting was held for the purpose of electing officers for next year. Those chosen were Virginia Lynch, president, and Etholccn Williams, secretary.
As a part of Guest Day the club presented a stunt entitled “Yesterday and Today”. It traced the change in style of suits, strokes, diving and lifesaving throughout the years.
This year’s officers arc Ann Dovcv, president, and Dorothy Kates, secrctarv.This has been an especially active year for the Hobby Horse Club. The first meeting was held October 6, when new colors, blue and white, were chosen and it was decided to have official sweaters bearing the club’s emblem. Soon after, tests were given prospective members! On October 30 I lobby Horse Play Day attracted attention with a scries of obstacle races. In November the members held a weiner roast and cabin party, while in December the Preparatory School members entertained the Western Riding Club in return for a hayridc they had enjoyed earlier in the year. Just before Christmas vacation the Riding Club dinner was held.
In March the club sponsored its annual informal dance. Members next began to prepare for a horse show to be held in conjunction with Guest Day, April 30. Invents were held both in the morning and afternoon, each attracting many visitors.
The pair classes and especially the preparatory drill team showed concentrated work, cooperation, skill and pleasure in their riding. Jacquc Phillips was again elected the most outstanding rider. For the second year her name will be placed on the Hobby Horse trophy cup.
The officers for the year I937-«93K were as follows:522
The riotous color that fall brings to the Monticello campus has come to signify to hockey enthusiasts the fact that it is again time to drag out the shin guards and shine up the hockey sticks. After a few weeks of “all school” practice, college and preparatory varsity teams are chosen and rivalry runs high between the two teams for the school championship. This season, in the final game on October 9, the college was victorious.
The college team was invited to participate in a play day at Illinois Normal University at Bloomington on October 23. On this trip they won from Macomb 2-0, and lost to DeKalb 1-0. On November 4 the members of the Principia team were guests at Monticello and the visitors returned home victorious. On November 6 the college team suffered defeat at the hands of its guests, the University City Hockey Club. The final game of the intramural scries was played on November 12, and the college proved to be the superior team by a score of 1-0. Maryville met the Monticello team here November 20 and carried away the honors of the day. Thanksgiving Day saw the faculty team and college varsity in a strategic and scientific game in which the faculty could not organize enough to whip the college.
Members of the college varsity arc: Captain Jane Savery, June Talbot, Peggy Barker, Mary Kcup, Ann Dovey, Anne Douglas, Jean Henderson, Ruth Bennett, Sophie Wright, Catherine Edgerton, Mary Frances Lee, Dorothy Kates, Doris Bell, I-ouisc Wills, and Virginia Wills.
The hours spent in the crisp autumn air brought many pleasures to the players on the preparatory school varsity team. This team was chosen after several “all school” practices and the first game with the college took place October 9. The team played John Burroughs on October 5 and
University City High School team the following week.
last game was with the college team.
Members of the preparatory school varsity arc: Captain, Mary Helen Witwer, Ann Abel, Barbara Franklin, Kleanorc Bryant, Caroline Pettcs,Ann Preston, Charlotte Spang, Virginia Lynch, Shirley Ferguson, Virginia Hart, Mary Louise Treadwell, Elizabeth Hart, and Alice Gould.
Hockey has come to mean much to the girls at Monticello. It is a splendid outdoor game teaching the basic principles of good sportsmanship,teamwork, and cooperation. The final gala event of the 1937-1938 season took place on December S in the form of an all school hockey banquet which was a fitting climax to the season of one of Monticcllo’s most popular sports.COLLEGK:
After several weeks of play an intra-mural basketball tournament was held in February, the varsity team being chosen at this time. The first college game was played with Blackburn at Carlinvillc on March 4, and Blackburn won. On March 11 Monticcllo was hostess to the Blackburn team and retrieved a victory from the visitors. On March 19 the team went to Maryville and came home defeated.
Although basketball is not so popular as hockey it receives its share of enthusiasm during the winter months. Practices arc held every day and the intramural tournaments hold much interest.
Jane Saverv. Captain Virginia Wills Louise Wills Dorothy Allen Jeanne Anthony Mary Kevp Margaret Tomi.in Catherine Edoerton Ji'NE Talbot
PREPARATORY SCHOOL VARSITY
Virginia Mart, Captain Helen Ijams Betty Hart Shirley Ferguson I.enore Compton Regina Sokolik Barbara Foote Etholebn Williams Betty Tyzzbr Lucy Stormes Peggy Dick Virginia Lynch Winifred Evans
Basketball is especially popular in the Preparatory School. The prep sophomores were very proud because they were victorious in the intra-mural tournament held in February.
The first game the team played was with University City High School at University City, March 3. The opposing team was too much for Monticcllo and we suffered defeat. On March 19 Principia came here to play two games and won them both.TENNIS
Spring has scarcely arrived before the tennis courts arc in popular demand. Tennis enjoys much attention at Monticello. The four double courts are usually filled to capacity with both beginners and experts. Besides the regular tennis classes, an all-school tournament is held each year, and the tennis cup which is awarded on Class Day has become the crowning glory of achievement in spring sports.
The archery range on the north campus is becoming an increasingly important factor in the spring sports activities. The archery tournaments drew many contestants and competition was keen. One was held on Guest Day and one, shooting the Columbian Round, was the second week in May.
This year the Tigers, headed by Virginia Hart, and the Cardinals, led by Virginia Lynch, arc battling for the honor of top-notch position at Monticello. Although baseball does not rate intramural support it is indeed popular and has been accredited with being more hilarious fun for the players than many other sports.
Although no classes arc taught in Badminton, it receives much attention from many who arc devoted to the sport. Three good courts, racquets and shuttlecocks arc always available and arc in use much of the time.
Volleyball is played during the month of December between the hockey and basket-
ball seasons. Every sport cannot find universal support, and though many others arc more popular than volleyball, it nevertheless finds its place in the program of the year.
Ping-pong is the center of attention in the games room during the winter months. After classes at four o’clock and after dinner in the evening the characteristic sound of celluloid balls striking tables and paddles is sure to be heard. During the winter season a tournament is held. This year Jane Savery was winner and Ann Dovey was runner-up.
'Pap and folk dancing arc taught in the spring quarter. This year, to add to the interest of these courses, a grand finale was given the quarter’s work in the form of a review which was called “Godfrey’s Follies”. Each month of the year was represented by a dance. Among them were School Days, the Boat Trip, the Holidays, Examination Week, and “The Big April”. The whole was climaxed by a chorus called Monticcllo’s Birthday, at which time an immense cake bearing one hundred candles was brought in.
One of the principal aims of college athletics is to further the health of the participants and toward this end a “Posture Week” was inaugurated during the winter. Constant reminders were posted during the week concerning the proper way to sit, stand and walk. At the end of the week a Posture Queen and two maids of honor were selected. They were Eugenia Faulkner, Margaret Tomlin and Betty Mack Scott.
67Scene from First luidy
First Lady, a Kaufman and Dayton threc-act play, opened the dramatic program for 1937-1938 on November 19, and was again presented on November 26. It was directed by Miss Mary Jane Alspach and produced by the play production class. The play, a portrayal of Washington political life, had as its cast:
Sophy Prescott Emmy Paige Lucy Chase Wayne Stephen Wayne . Belle Hardwick Mrs. Ives Ann Forrester A Congressman’s Wife Her Friend The Baroness Senor Ortega Mrs. Crccvcy Senator Keane Tom Hardwick Irene Hibbard Blcccker Carter Hibbard George Mason Ellsworth T. Canning Jason Fleming .
Esther Ann Wright . Margaret Smith Jean Whitney Nancy Smythc . Betty Truman Jane Porter Marjorie Bryant Florence Rice . Mary Frances Lee Lillian Spang Wilifred Sauer Jennie Rose Simmons Elizabeth Forester Helen Hendrich Anna Lois Carter Deane Mitchell Katherine Butts Ruth Bennett Helen Paxton . Margaret Coleman . Phillis Sampson
At a meeting of the Chicago Alumnae Association on December 10, Nancy Smythc spoke on a prospective Little Theater at Monticello.
osThe Preparatory School under the direction of Miss Esther Mann and the play production class presented a three-act melodrama, The Two Orphans by A. P. Dennery on February i$. The cast was as follows:
LaFrochard ...... . . . Dorothy Darnall
Marquis dc Prcslcs .... . . . Eugenia Faulkner
Lafleur ...... Cecil Buxton
Marquis de Mailly .... . . Mary Louise Treadwell
Marquis d’Estrccs .... Patricia MeFerren
Martin ...... Winifred Evans
Pierre ....... Betty Ann Abel
Jacques ...... Elcanore Bryant
Louise ...... Barbara Foote
Marianne ...... Ethclinc Williams
Marais ...... Barbara Droudt
Count dc Linicrc . Mary Helen Witwer
Diane, Countess de Linicrc Phyllis Smith
Armand, Chevalier dc Vaudray Betty Wise
The Doctor ...... . . . Eleanor Scharff
Officer ....... Marilyn Milner
Each member of the play production class chose a play and presented it before representatives from college and preparatory school classes. The representatives then chose the plays to be sponsored by their respective classes. On April 15 these one-act plays were presented in a contest. The College Junior class play lie, by Eugene O’N'cill, under the direction of Nancy Smvthc was judged the winning production and the Preparatory Senior class play Overtones, by Alice Gusten-berg, directed by Patricia Lanagan, won second place. The two winning plays were again given on April 30 as a part of the Guest Day program.THE CHORUS
The Monticello chorus achieved this year an outstanding musical program of which we may well be proud. The organization consisting of thirty-one members was under the able leadership of its director, Mr. Homer Ulrich. It had as its officers: Betty Truman, president; Ann Dover,
librarian; Helen Lanagan, assistant librarian; and Elizabeth Forester, wardrobe mistress. Ruth Althaus acted as accompanist.
The chorus, robed in maroon vestments with white stoics, gave many impressive performances this year. The organization had as its main activity participation as choir in the Sunday church services. In addition to this assistance at Sunday services, the group appeared publicly upon numerous occasions.
The choral offerings at the Thanksgiving and Christmas vesper services were especially noteworthy and appropriate. The annual Christmas vespers was particularly beautiful as the robed chorus holding candles, the only illumination in the chapel, sang Christmas carols and chorals. To conclude the service the congregation and chorus sang the “Hallelujah Chorus” from the “Messiah” by Handel. 'Flic Christmas Vesper service was one of deep reverence and beauty.
I he chorus took part in two student recitals, one in the fall and the second in the spring. It sang at a youth rally held in the Congregational Church of Godfrey, was the guest of the First Presbyterian Church in Alton, and appeared in concerts before the Jcrscyvillc Women’s Clubs and before the Rotary clubs of Grafton, Alton, and Wood River. In the memorial service to Miss Congdon the group sang the “Crucifixus” by Bach.
A successful year was climaxed by the Johann Sebastian Bach Festival which was held at Monticello on March 5. Choral groups from Knox, MaeMurray, and Lindenwood colleges joined the Monticello group in presenting the works of Bach at this symposium of music. Our chorus sang the following:
Three Chorales: “Come, Thou, 0 Come”, “Jesus Priceless Treasure”, and “Grant Me True Courage, Lord”.
“O Praise the Lord”
The program also included organ compositions played by Mr. Lawrence F. Beste of Monmouth, Illinois, and discussion and criticism led by Mr. Cecil M. Smith, music critic for the Chicago Tribune. The final event of the Music symposium consisted of an address by Mr. Smith on the subject, “An Apology For Music”.
'Flic chorus concludes its eventful musical program for 1937-1938 by participating in the centennial program on May 29 when it will sing at the dedication of Harriet Newell Haskell House and at the Baccalaureate exercises.
Chorus Members arc as follows:
Rutii Althaus Jeanne Anthony Dorothy Allen Doris Bell Ruth Bennett Cecil Buxton Margaret Coleman Ruth Cousley Mary Jane Donnell Ann Dovey
12lizabeth Forester Mary Jane Hawkins Helen Hendrich Mary Ann Hunt Mary Lee Jeffress Emily Jean Jones Helen Lanagan Deane Mitchell Alison Phillips Jane Porter Jean Raith
Eloise Root Phillis Sampson Betty Sayi.es Margaret Smith Phyllis Smith Nancy Smythf.
Betty Truman Jean Wiiitney Esther Anne Wright Sophia Wright
One of Monticcllo’s most active organizations is the Science club, open to all students of science and mathematics. The first meeting of the year was a banquet in the faculty dining room October 4, and meetings have been held every month since. A different science class has charge of the demonstration each time.
The club also sponsors movies and talks by out-of-town speakers. At one time a representative of a termite eradication company in St. Louis gave a most instructive talk and showed a movie explaining the ruinous effect of termites on houses.
On Guest Day, April 30, the Science Club sponsored an open-house in the laboratories. Demonstrations were conducted in each field, several using new equipment just acquired this year. A very interesting one was that of the “Per-Chem” set, by which all sorts of perfume can be made at home. 'I'he set was originated by Josephine St. Mary, a Monticcllo graduate of the class of 1931.
The last meeting of the year was an elaborate banquet on May 9, at which time the newly-elected officers were announced.
This year the officers are Helen Paxton, president; Jennie Rose Simmons, vice president, and Phyllis Smith, secretary-treasurer.
Last year was the first one for the Science club but already it is a firmly established and popular organization with a bright future.
72FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
The purpose of the Foreign Language Ciub is to enable students to obtain a better understanding of the history, literature, and social life of the peoples of Europe and South America. Those eligible for membership arc students enrolled in a language course.
In October the club gave a tea at which new members were welcomed and old memberships renewed. During the year the club has sponsored the showing of several educational films portraying life in other lands. One of its main achievements has been the establishment of language tables in the dining-room, where any student who so wishes may take advantage of this opportunity to perfect herself in the language of her choice.
The club sponsored a Christmas program at which a French nativity play was presented, the Bible story of the birth of Christ was read aloud in French, Spanish, and German, and groups sang Christmas carols in the three modern languages and in Latin.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB
Now in its second year at Monticcllo, the International Relations Club has proved to be of interest and profit to the many students, both in college and in preparatory school, who seek a better understanding of current affairs. Its purpose is to interest students in what is going on in the world about them, and to bring them into closer touch with the political situation both here and abroad.
On September 30, the club inaugurated its program for the year with a dinner given in the faculty dining-room. Students and faculty members gave brief talks on current events. During the year, the club has sponsored discussions and debates in chapel, in which the students themselves have participated, and has also made arrangements for speakers to lecture on world affairs. On November 28, Bishop Scarlett spoke to the student body and afterwards was entertained at a tea by the club officers. On January 21. Mr. Clayton B. Ford of Principia lectured on the Sino-Japanese crisis.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
President Anne Douglas Vitt- President Helen Lanacax Secretary-Treasurer
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB
F.i.oi.sk Root President
Betty Sayi.es Pice-President Helen Paxton Secretary-Treasurer
Phyllis Smith Bulletin Board Miss Adams, Miss Smith, Miss Ri sen Faculty Advisers
Jane Porter Social ChairmanTHE ECHO
The Echo Board is endeavoring to present a picture of the Monticcllo dear to all students, past and present, in a form that may be treasured always.
The girls have been most generous in patronizing the Echo counter, where soft drinks, cookies and candy arc dispensed twice a day by the Echo Business Manager, Virginia Wills, and her staff. The revenue gained has gone a long way toward helping finance the 1938 issue, as has the money from the sale of Monticcllo jewelry, also under the control of the business manager.
Students were given the opportunity of submitting any snapshots they might have taken during the year in the hope of getting them published.
A larger staff made it possible to distribute the work to those best suited for it. Several juniors have been allowed to show their particular ability this way, although the greater part of the Board is composed of seniors.
Work got under way before Christmas when the entire student body had individual portraits made. Work progressed steadily after that in order to have the book completed without last minute rush. Also before Christmas the Echo Board was in charge of publishing the Monticcllo Student Directory.
The Board includes:
Betty Ann Buciier . . Editor-in-Chief
Anne Douglas . ssociate and Literary Editor Virginia Wills . . Business Manager
Associate Business Manager
Emily Jean Jones Mary Lee Jeffress Eleanor Frazier Louise Wills Marjorie Bryant
Helen Paxton Eleanor Darnai.l ; Margaret Tom un-Carol Ambrose
Jennie Rose Simmons
Eleanor Pearson 1 Virginia Mills 1 Doris Bf.i.i.
Ann Dovey Jeanne Henderson
. Sports Editor Art Editor
. Photograph Editors Production AdviserTHE TIMES STAFF
The Monti cello Times staff was chosen early this year after aspirants had written articles to demonstrate ability. The first issue came out soon after school started, carrying as a scoop the members of the newly-elected Echo Board. At the same time a program was presented in the recreation room by the Times staff.
The staff members were:
Helen Paxton . . . .
Helen Lanagan Esther Ann Wright Eleanor Darnali., Virginia Mills Ann Caldwell .
Ruth Vance, Shirley Ferguson Phillis Sampson
Jeanne Henderson, Virginia Hart .
Editor-in-Chief . Associate Editor Editorial Page Editor Feature Editor . Staff Activity Editor Society Editor Staff Sports Editor Staff Tid Bits Librarian Copy Editor Business Manager . Circulation ManagerMonticello
Back to Monti. . . To the same beautiful campus . . . the same good friends - • • an amazing number of promising new students
• . . excitement over the near completion of Haskell House. Newcomers arc gayly "'jd" coined at an informal cabin party . . . we’re still unpacking . . . dignified (?) Seniors personally visit the new J. C.’s . . . classes begin and we accustom ourselves to school routine. Routine is a pleasure when it includes the gala M. A. A. Cabaret, a “howling” success
• . . and the Boat Trip, with Western on “parade” . . . need more be said?
hat glorious crisp autumn days . • • girls strolling idly around campus enjoying the fleeting fall weather ... or rushing madl to and fro on the hockey field. The varsity is kept busy . . . especially at the College Sports Day in Bloomington where we pk Macomb and DcKalb. It seems we’re all i’1' tcrcstcd in sports at this time of year . •
the Hobby Horses arc very active . . . radios are kept humming on Saturday afternoons as important football games arc broadcast . • some of us attend the Illinois-Michigan game-Comes Hallowe’en . . . our interest turns from gridiron heroes to jack o’ lanterns. d,. occasion is properly celebrated . . . J- 9’. undergo a hectic initiation by the Senior--' followed by a Senior Ghost Walk and cab 1 party . . . Others enjoy the first of our informal dances.
Mrs. Rohrbough and Miss Crouch arc grac" ious hostesses to the Seniors at a tea - •
''c attend outstanding events in St. l o|li:| • • - “A Doll’s House”, “Carmen”, the J00 Ballet, Rachmaninoff. Coming back on 1,11 bus we sang lustily and cat heartily - • never a dull moment. Our local Bernhard1 • distinguish themselves in the college pi 1'.’
1‘irst Lady”. All agreed, “It was marvelous j
Hockey is still popular as the faculty a,u. college “battle” Thanksgiving Day. The ga,|' s.er.vccl ; f an appetizer for Mrs. McCurdy’s licious I hanksgiving dinner, complete with • | the trimmings . . . We decide that Haskc House was well worth waiting for as studd1 move into the beautiful new dorm.
“Sixteen more days till vacation • • • What busy days! Concerts, recitals, the last of the hockey games. We bundle up m snow suits . . . brightly clad skaters try their skil on the pond . . . never before has hot chocolate at the tea room tasted so good. c loo • our nicest for the Christmas formal . • • a highly successful dance. The Christmas cs-per service is one of the most reverent at c beautiful we’ve ever attended, i c OJde i u -tide Spirit is in full swing as we enjoy Christmas
parties . . . the Senior Angel Chorus • • • sew diligently on doll clothes for the trac 1 1 ‘
Doll Dinner . . . start packing ■ ■ • c at last . . . VACATION! “bee you next year!”
We return . . . with good resolutions for the New Year . . . Christmas gilts • — exciting holiday news to confide m.oulj i
•nates. Besides frantic studying for the
exams, we devote time to recreation • • • “Stage Door”, presented in St. Uoui »
Jones’ violin recital, the progrcssiv • . . after which the faculty Provc , „ satility in the strenuous “Big ■’ PP ' 'j good time is had by all . • • but still the sad realization that exams arc very 11 '
lights burn out . . . fingernails rc‘ ordeal
low . . . finally, tired but relieved, the ordeal
The Senior Dinner-Dance and the IVp Informal introduce one of the most sig months in the school calendar . ; ‘ .
excitement . . . J. C.’s nervously tak g the school history exam before grim and j . Seniors . . . Seniors being very seereme
about Calling until the proud moment when
ve pin the black and gold ribbons Juniors . . . An occasion always t
. r forrrotten to «
Juniors . . . An occasion aiway ■ . ,
nieinbered . . . Sentiment forgotten to g f?r our class during Competition cc ■ fhc Seniors win by a nose . • • ‘ as
•leged to have Hanya Holm and her g 'veil as proud of our own talent„g Symposium of the dance . • • 1 wtth
a'vaitcd Washington Birthday anq Seniors dressed in period costumes and lass of ’39 making its debut )C . . t),c firing audience . . • Juniors r RCcog- croll from the Seniors at the I ’fit ion Service.MARCH
March comes in like a lion ... As it gets warmer we yearn for new clothes . . . Spring Fever is creeping up on us ... so Beware! Our basketball team has a busy month . - • Blackburn, ShurtlcfT, Maryville. Keep up the good work! Nearby colleges participate in the Arts Symposium of Music . . . Cecil M-Smith, authority on Bach, is guest speaker. ' c appreciate the talents of our student body in the outstanding Prep School play “ I wo Orphans” . . . and in the Godfrey hollies, presented by the tap classes. You’ve got something there, girls!
It’s difficult to study for mid-semester exams with spring vacation so near. Finally, they’re over . . . and we’re on our way!
Spring vacation is over . . . Just two more months to enjoy happy days at Mont' with our friends. The campus is in all ts glory . . . everyone in gay spring clothes
• . . students struggle with documented papers wishing they might be outdoors instead, "c attend Miss Ulrich’s piano recital . • • the very clever Tony Sarg Marionette Show
• . .the Pounder’s Day Celebration . •
I he Hobby Horse Informal, “Rosie” is quite the belle of the ball . . . for the Prep Seniors, a dinner-dance. Lent is over . . . we ca" indulge in forbidden fruits once more . • • New Paster bonnets arc donned as we hurr to Church Paster Sunday. Monticcllo thro"' wide her doors as we cordially welcome visitors on Guest Day.
Our last month at Monti . . . the precious cavs seem to fly as we try to crowd all that’s possible into the remaining few weeks . . J ,C wrCps cnJ'°y.,hc annual spring boat trip 1 i Western while we have grand fun on ot r Junior-Senior picnic . . . The Junior Pto ,l great success with admiring eyes turnc -oward the crowning of the May Queen. Th« mportant last days arc filled with graduation (■'.u ccntennial excitement . . . Alumnae a"4 L- .nSS|i ly ' ' ' dedication of beautiful Has' C . youse of which we are so proud . • and Baccalaureate. Then the momentous day • • friends and relatives arrive from |lC‘ r ant far to witness graduating seniors, impre?' S|’.'c. 1,1 white caps and gowns, receive the diplomas. Alumnae here for the cclcbrati°0 greet old friends. Midst tears and smiles. "V ic . eniors, join the Alumnae as we say g HU . }Q, to Monti and dear friends in the Clas ” 1 ,s for you to uphold the ideals a,H
t rad it ions we’ve cherished ... A new eel ' tury ,s yours . . . don’t fail the old.The Monticello Centenary
Saturday, May 2S
Luncheons of Reunion Classes
Centennial Meeting of Alumnae
Class Day Exercises for Graduates of 1938
Alumnae Dinner: Speaker, Ruth Bryan Rohde, ’co. “One
Hundred Years at Monticello”, an Historical Review.
Sunday, May 29
Breakfast honoring Classes of 1938 and their Parents
Dedication of Harriet Newell Haskell House and Baccalaureate Service: Speaker, 'Pile Reverend Charles W hitney Gilkey,
Dean of the Chapel, University of Chicago.
President’s Reception, East Campus Lawn
CENTENNIAL DAY Monday, May 30
Centennial Convocation and Commencement Exericscs:
Speaker, Mary Emma W oolley, President Emeritus of Mount Holyoke College.
Luncheon for Official Guests of the CollegeACKNOWLEDGMENT
The Echo Eoard wishes to express its appreciation to all those faculty members and students who have given their time and support toward the making of the 1938 Echo. Especially do we wish to thank our two faculty advisers, Miss Mary Curtis Chcnowcth, who helped us to organize and begin our work during the first semester, and Miss Louise Hcndryx, through whose guidance and willing labor the Echo has arrived at completion.
The following have helped make this book:
1 HE J.MIN AND OLLIER ENGRAVING COMPANY
The Rogers Printing Company
Ciianxing Blanchard, Portrait Photographer
Alexander Piaget, Joseph Russo, and Y. 1C Speith, Photographers.
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