Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL)
- Class of 1939
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. . . Sorely needed in the turbulent world of today. The staff dedicates the 1939
PIONEER to that institution. Youth of America, of whom the young men and women
in junior colleges everywhere form a part, devotes its thoughts to levels higher than those
ol: war. Menacing threats have been thrust in the faces of democratic countries. Youth,
the Future government ol our democracy, must turn its baclc on Fighting Europe and absorb
itself in the preservation of peace in America, the ideal which has been Foremost in the
minds of great American statesmen since 1776. lndispensable to the future safeguarding
of democracy is an intelligent public opinion. Therefore, with this thought in mind, we
of the 1939 PIONEER dedicate our annual to peace.
Orchids to the Administrotionlpto that group of persons which hos mode our Morton
Junior College possible. Through their efforts on educotioncil dreom hos become cz
reolity. The odministrotion ol Morton junior College is under the direction of Acting
Superintendent, Mr. Russell McDonold, ond the decrns, Miss Grace Wollcerond
Mr. W. B. Spelmon.
J. R. MAC DONALD
Acting superintendent oi our institution,
Mr. Russell lVlcDonald, is a man with whom
Morton students have been associated for more
than a decade. inspired by President Hutchins
of Chicago University, he has exemplified truly
this ideal: "Courage, temperance, liberality,
honor, justice, wisdom, reason, and understand-
ing-these are still the virtues. ln the intellect-
ual virtues this University has tried to train you.
it come what may you hold them fast, you will do
honor to yourselves, to the University, and
to your country."
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A true "Pioneer" ol our college is Dean of
Men, Mr. W. B. Spelman, i'lis love of good
sportsmanship and Fun has endeared him to
all students associated with him. lniormality
has been his watch-word while performing his
endless duties. A graduate of Princeton's
class of 'l9'lO he Finds that Princeton has its
democratic ideals and traditions exemplified
in Woodrow Wilson, who said, "Law by painful
stage after stage has been built up always
with a clear view of what the heart and con-
science oi mankind demanded."
Miss Grace Walker has been Dean of
Women since 1927. We lcnow her for her
friendliness and perhaps most of all for her
magnetism, which draws us to her whether she
is teaching the aspects of good literature or
advising us concerning individual problems.
in connection with our stress on democratic
ideals, she quotes William James of Harvard.
"We are Filled with a vision of a democracy
stumbling through every error till its institutions
glow with justice and its customs shine with
Deon of Men
W. B. SPELMAN
Deon of Women
o the Morton
Aird Almer Ames
Bell Bobisud Braman
Callahan Clem Crum
Darlington Ellis Ericson
The Dean of Morton junior College, better known to us as Hgpeln, has said,
HEvery college must have three things it it is to be a good college: equipment,
students, and teachers, and Morton has all threef' QT course we have, especially
the teachers. It is the grandest faculty ever. We refuse to trade it lor any other
faculty in the United States. Believe it or not, they are sometimes more canny than
we give them credit for being. They know, ingeniously, when a student stays after
class to ask o question whether he is interested in the lesson or whether he is applying
a little of that well-known art ol Napple polishing". The men and women of this
group have spent much of their time and energy gathering all the knowledge they
possess just to be able to pass it on to us. That is, it we allow them to. Not only
that, when the students are planning socials or doing welfare work, our instructors
are always willing to help with suggestions and advice. We just love to mimic
the mannerisms ol some of our illustrious faculty members Cnot to mention any namesb,
but it is all in lun, and they are good natured enough to return similar greeting,
And so, we salute our co-workers and advisors, the teachers of our junior college.
Those who provide us with mental .stimuli .
These candid are not exactly Ncandiedn, but they are
the Way we see our faculty members most freciuentlyl
Miss Bell has been so willing to help us, and always
Miss French, Mr. Gray, Mr. Ericson, Miss Morgan, and
Mr. Royce will remain in our memories as star examples
of malcing things interesting.
Cf course, Miss Darlington and her staff have helped
us gain that "book Iarnin' H imbibed under the supervision
of "Spel', and "Gracie" Csee Administrationlj
Miss Todd has felt herself well repaid for her faith in
the law of compensation. Our physics and chemistry
grads say they ovve a lot to the combined efforts of
F, B. Crum, E. l-l. Thomas, and R. l-l. Nauman. Mr. Shelleys
stellar leanings, Miss Ellis' well-out-lined lectures, Mr.
Martin's erudition, and Mr. l'lansen's lively comments
added color to our natural science baclcground, not to
mention Mr. Aird, the cosmopolite.
Qur superior knowledge of the arts of English expres-
sion are openly attributed to the faithful guidance of Miss
Falls, Mr. Almer, Mr, Lang and Mr. Finley.
Miss A. N, Tuclcer, Mr. Richards, and Mr. Pope lead
us to relmown for our mathematics exhibit as well as
explaining the Hxlsn and uylsn of things.
Miss G. I.. Tuclqefs secretarial group owes much to
her persistent efforts. Mr. Gibbs, Mr, Braman, and Mr.
Kovanic have borne the brunt of many a commercial
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hardship. Miss pope has declared a deaf ear to complaints
about 'ipsychologicaln angles. Miss Reid and Mr. Stone
are quite proud of their verbally inclined prodigies.
Mr. l-labermen of our music department and Mr. Ziebell
of athletics have brought about Morton's rel4novvn in
A combination of good-vvill and nether-Fires is Miss
Callahan, our authority on the beaux-arts. We are all
Fond of Mr. Finlayson and Mr. A. lu. Smith Whose cheery
personalities have served to Hbuclc us up" when we need
Miss Kraemeris blunt philosophy "has us goingn, but
We must save the rousing "bronx cheer" For Mr. l-lale,
who has taught us the uselessness of the art of self-defencel
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Cut of time couldron of lcnowl-
edge for which our college stonds
comes the more polished ond
eiiicient student not oniy of closs-
room ofioirseebut olso of life.
We present time creom of the future
citizenry of our greot notione
the ciosses of '39 ond '-40.
Sophomore Qlass Officers
GEORGE BASIC!-l . . President
MILTON TLAPA . . Vice-President
GRACE QWAXEL . , Secretary
EDWARD JELINEK . . Treasurer
From out of the past comes a vision of our coming to M. C.,
some three hundred strong, in September, 1937. We were at the
threshold of our First semester and little did we lcnow that our Future
held in store for us such social events as the College Mixer, the
Tally Apple Dance, the l'lallowe'en Masquerade, the Statesmen's
l-lop, the Fall Promenade, and the Christmas Dance.
We never will forget our First semester elections when Don l'lan-
tal4 was elected president by only one vote over the total tended
to vlerry Moro. The other ollicers were: Joe Sisco, vice-president,
l.addie Salcala, secretary, and Richard Sedlaclc, treasurer. We
were also represented in the Student Council by l.uana Weber and
Thus passed the First semester, but, why had not someone warned
us, too, that exam weel4 would follow? All was forgotten, however,
since we were advised to lose our gloom at the Warehouse Dance.
With the new semester came new elections. Robert Kass was
made president, ,laclc Burton, vice-president, Sherwood French,
secretary, Al Schovanec, treasurer. Dorothy Lewis and Edward
Starman were the Student Council representatives.
Soon the Tea Dance, the Kids' Party, the Barn Dance, the Back-
ward Dance, the April Fools' Dance, the Co-ed Tea, the Spring
Promenade, Qpen l'louse, and Class Night all became history.
Our freshman year had passed, and we bade farewell to the
WARREN HUGHSTED . President
EDWARD FISCHL . Vice-President
JUNE DENMARK . Secretary
LUANA WEBER . Treasurer
ln September, 1938, once more the old familiar noises rang
out in the corridors, bulletin boards were crowded by notices, the
club-rooms were jammed with students, and the campus benches
were surrounded by young men and vvomen. We vvere sophomores,
novv, looking forward from superior heights to our last year at
M. C. Soon social activities were in lull svving, and the tradi-
tional Mixer, the Football Dance, the Masquerade, the Fall pro-
menade, and hardly no time at all passed till vve were in the midst
of our Christmas Festivities.
We ldclced the dust of the exams from our feet at the Culoom-
chaser and were ready to lace our fourth and Final semester at
This last semester passed all too quiclcly, carrying with it memories
of the Valentine Dance, the Kids' Party, the Backward Dance,
which was postponed and Finally merged into the Spring Erolic,
the Spring promenade, Qpen House, and then, 'mid mingled
emotions of triumph and tears, we signed annuals, attended
Baccalaureate services, dined and danced on Class Night, and
then met one last time, wearing mortarboards, to receive our coveted
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LORRAINE ROBERT CASIMIR LINDA ROBERT
RANDS RASMUSSEN RAUDONIS ROZHON RYLANDS
"attentive" "aspiring" "friendly" "voIubIe" Hreconditeu
JAMES EDWARD LADDIE ALOIS FLORENCE
RUSSEL SABANSKI SAKALA SCHOVANEC SEDLACEK
Hceremonious "faithful" "courteous" "masculine" "companionabIe"
EDWIN RICHARD RUTH STEVE GEORGE
SEDLAK SEDLAK SIDDALL SIPOVICZ SIROVY
"IiberaI" "confident" "poised" "adept" 'isureu
JOE FRANK BETTY EMOGENE PAULINE
SISCO SMETANA SMITH SMITH SOCKOLOVSKY
"taciturn" "congenial" "graceful" "guiding" "studious"
ANNE JAMES EDWARD OPHELIA SYDNEY
SOCOL SOLDAT STARMAN STEPHENS STOTLAND
"quiet" Uunpresumingn "generous" "fastidious" "tempestuous"
KERMIT MILTON DOLORES RUTH ERNEST
SWANSON SZMYD TARSON TEETER THOMSEN
"candid" "gaIIant" "artistic" "fascinating" "enigmatic"
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The 1939 Sophomore Class
EDWARD KUDA . President
ETl-lELlE VACHTA . . Vice-President
VIEAN RLETCHER . Secretary
TOM Wl-llTE . . . . . . Treasurer
What uneasiness and wonder surrounded us that twellth day ol September, '38,
as we attended our classes only to be overwhelmed by those huge homeworlc and
term paper assignmentsl It must certainly be that in college teachers have passed the
age ol sympathy. l-lowever, our orientation seemed to reach completion by the
time the Mixer came around.
Then in October we elected our class otlicers. Edward Kuda became president,
Ethelie Vachta toolc over the otlice ol vice-president, and jean Rletcher and
Tom White received the responsibilities ol keeping the boolcs and handling the
Finances. Donna Rehkopl and Robert Desmond were selected as Freshman representa-
tives to the Student Council.
The sophomores emerged from the Tug G'War victorious, but we gave them a
run lor their moneyl Remember the grand party we gave the college at the Football
Erolic Qctober 'l5'? The l-lallowelen Party on the 29th was also Htopsn.
Cn November 226th the Tall prom was truly a dreamer's castle setting though
in reality it was only a Medieval one. The Christmas party was about the best of
its land. The mistletoe, colored lights, and Christmas trees made it really indicative
of that Yuletide season
Althea Soucek . President
Graham Brown . . Vice-President
Marcella Ernst . Secretary
Dan Bonaguidi Treasurer
It was lucky that the Gloomchaser came just in time to free us from the wearines
of exam week. January Q0-Q7 saw many vows made concerning better note taking!
The second semester socials started otl with the Valentine Hop. February 'l4th
marked a special date in the history of M. C. precedent-breaking Althea Soucek
was the First woman ever elected president of her class. The other election returns
brought Graham Brown as vice-president, Marcelle Ernst, secretary, and Dan
Bonaguidi, treasurer. Robert Nelson and Ethelie Vachta represented us in the
slump-ropes, marbles, balls and roller skates were some oi the attractions at the
Kidis party, March 4th. Wasn't the Backwards Dance loads of fun? The women
Finally know how it feels to say, "Order anything you wishf' CI bet many Fingers
were crossed under the tablesll April 22nd the college went agricultural at the
Barn Dance. Two weeks later jokes were the rage at the April l:ool's Dance.
Our work, combined with that ol the sophomores, made the college Qpen House
in May another big success.
Then came our thrilling Spring Prom when we tripped the light fantastic to music
we will never iorgetl
After Class Night and one year of growing unity, we must bid adieu to the upper-
classmen. They have made our junior college days happy ones.
Paul Abrahamson, john Aimone, Louis Alessio, Qreste Alessio, Russell Allen,
Edward Andrlik, Frank Apuzzo, Frank Ashley.
joseph Baron, Milton Bartos, l-lelen Basile, Eyalyn Bastlin, Raymond Bauml,
Earl Baumruk, Bernice Becker, Robert Becker, Virginia Begitschke, jean Belzer,
Alice Berg, Doris Bergenthal, Ruth E. Berger, George Best, Robert john Blaha,
john Bochniarz, Bob Bonaguidi, Dan Bonaguidi, Ferdinand Borino, Willard Boss,
Edith Bossard, Martin Bost, Marcella Bouse, james Boyer, jerome Brabec, Milton
Brazda, George Brickwell, joseph Briggeman, Ralph Broberg, Raymond Brockmann,
George Broughton, Graham Brown, Robert Brown, Rena Butlo, Albert Buividas,
james Cadieux, Tom Callahan, Florence Campbell, Leroy Camphouse, Donna
Carey, Phyllis Carlstedt, Rosemary Carney, Lorraine Castl, Wilma Catey, Vlasta
Cengr, Ella Carrone, Blanche Chalupsky, Marian Charyat, Eleanor Chleboun,
Warren Chisholm, George Chlada, Victoria Chmielewski, Thomas Choice, Robert
Choppe, jack Choynacki, Alice M. Cihak, Martha Coligan, Thomas Condon, james
Craig, james Criswell, Eugene Cummiskey.
Arleen Daller, Daniel Dahlgren, Sam Decaro, Frank Dell'Armi, Madelynne
Dengler, Robert Denwood, Frank DeRango, Casey Deveikis, john Devereux, Louise
Dilxlovi, Blanche Dolezal, Anton Dostalek, Dan Driscoll, Lucien Druge, Edwin
Dubowski, Method Duchon, Clarence Dugan, Edward Dvorak.
jerry Elias, Lois Elker, Robert Emanuele, jeanne Emerson, Bernice Erhardt,
Marcelle Ernst, William Ernt, Arthur Euler, Dorothy Faiza, Raul Fanta, Nick Faruzzi,
Robert Fencl, Edward Flickinger, james T. Fogarty, Robert Ford, Richard Forst, Ray
Friedl, Robert Fuchs, l-larriet Georgacakis, William Goding, Bernice Goodis, Ray-
mond Gozdziak, Richard Grodski, Eleanor Grove, George Guillaumin, Clarence
lris l'laave, George l'lajek, Edgar l'lajic, Frank l'lalbeck, Mary jo l-lall, jean
l-lankins, jeanne l-lannum, David l-lansen, George l'lansen, Ray l-larder, Mary
l-larris, Eileen l-lartigan, I-I, M. Hartmann, Lawrence l-lassel, Pershing l-lassel,
Donald Elattrem, Arlene l-leimbrodt, Charles l-lelcl, Edward l-lobart, Douglas
l-lollman, Bruce l-lotek, Robert l-loudek, Warren l-lrstka, Betty Eluenergardt.
Milton jahnlce, Violet janda, Florence janousel4, Arthur janura, Catherine
jenkins, Ray jirsa, josephine joclc, Verne johnson, l-lelen johnston, Arthur jonas,
Charles jones, Richard joyce, William jugovic, Raymond junglcans, Geraldine
Raymond Kalina, Ruth Kamberslcy, Edward Karpinsky, Marie Kasl, Fred A. Keb-
schull, Charles M. Kelecilc, Anne Kimmel, Bertha Kleclca, Alex Kleronomos, Wilson
Klicpera, Dorothy Klima, Richard Kmoch, Albert Kolar, Gladys Kolar, Violet Kolar,
Charles Ray Kopecky, Edward Kosatl4a, Lee Koulces, Mary Ann Koulel, Milan Kovar,
Clarence Kowalski, Eugene Kowalsld, William Kratlcy, joseph Kratochvil, Robert
Krejcu, Franlc Kuchta, l-lelen Kuchta, Edward Kuda, Robert Kvidera.
Spartaco Landi, William Lapka, Elizabeth Leisge, Qrville Lillca, Evelyn Liska,
Eleanor Loidolt, Robert Loucka, john Lowery, Frank Lowry, Lucille Lucas, Robert
George Machala, Marion Macl4, William MacLean, Vlasta Maiovslcy, l-lenrietta
Malilc, Loretta Manda, Milan Marecelc, Edwin Maresl4a, Charles Marik, l-lenry
Markus, Anna Marohnic, Miles Maselc, Catherine McDade, Stasy Mesec, jack
Meyer, led Meyer, Robert Michalel4, Milo Mihalovic, Mildred Mirosovaslcy, Betty
Mitchell, Charlotte Modry, Ray Moldt, Florence Morici, Eleanor Morland, Robert
Motyclca, Margaret Moulton, Richard Mraz, William Mraz, George Mrazelc, Wilbert
Mrazelc, William Mrizelc, George Murphy, Eileen Muldoon.
Helen Nadherny, Vincent Narbutas, lrwin Nejdl, Robert Neilson,Robert
Nelson, june Newmann, Gwendolyn Nicholson, Margaret Noonan, james L.
Novalc, jean 0,Donnell, Dolores Qstrowslci, Arthur Ouska.
Evelyn Parish, Robert Paslc, Elton Patchell, Charles Paynter, Viola Pearson,
Bette Personett, lrene Petersen, Edward Petriclc, james Piasecl4i, George Picha,
Charles Piel,Gene Pillar, Eddie Pinc, jean Pletcher, Alice Podlesak, Marie Polaclt,
Anton Pristoupinslqy, Meceslaus Ptalc, Rosemary Purvis, lrvin Pytlik,
Rosalie Redmond, Patricia Reeve, Donna Rehlqopl, William Rehmer, Norman
Reichert, Edwin Reynolds, Frank Rezavy, Vivian Reznilc, Eugene Ripl4ey, Robert
Roberts, Robert Roeslce, Ben Rosengard, Clarence Rott, james Ruscitto, julia Ryba,
Beatrice Rychtaril4, Alice Rys.
Lolita Santini, jame Sauter, Doris Schanze, jerome Schihf, Grace Schlesinger,
Raymond Schroeder, Wayne Schroeder, Bernice Schwartz, james Sedlacelc, Robert
Selcilc, Alexander Severino, Floyd Shewmalqe, john Shubat, Robert Sibrava, George
Sim, Marie Sima, Marian Simich, Dorothy Simmons, Louis Sl4aliclcy, Bernetta Slcinner,
Marjorie Smith, l-larold Smolin, Althea Soucel4, Stanley Stachnilc, Marshall Staclc,
Eunice Stahl, Ethel Stanel4, Robert Stanel4, George Staresina, Raymond Steblay,
Sophie Stephens, Albert Stipel4, Stephen Stolarslci, jennie Strapazon, Charles
Strejc, Edward Streje, George Suml4a, john Sundstrom, Ruth Svec, Eleanor Swager,
Virginia Sweeney, Felix Sylqes, l-lenry Synelq Felicia Szmudy, Florence Szot, Leonard
Emil Tanana, Robert Tauer, Paul B. Teeter, Charles lesar, l-lelen Thermos, Nicl4
Thermos, Henry Tomasek, Arthur lomiselc, Franlc lopolcany, George Topinlca, jean
Treitler, Norbert lrochim, joseph Tvrziclcy, Bernard lygett, William Uher.
Ethelie Vachta, William VanderNaald, Robert Vaselc, james Vasta, Elmer
Venclilc, Charles Vesely, lrvin Vesely, joseph Vilctor, joseph A. Vinicky, Arthur
Vodalc, Robert Vodalc, Edward Vojalq Lillian Vopenka, Lillian Vorlicelq Vera
Vosatl4a, Lillian Vosiclcy.
George Waldeclc, Dorothy Watson, Mary Wein, William Weinberg, Arthur
Werlein, jean White, William Wieser, George Willan, Elmer Will, lrvin Winsch,
Alfred Witt, Eugene Witt, Betty Wittl4e, Edythe Wittmann, Walter Wlezien, john
A. Wolalc, l-larding Wolf, Walter Wynne.
Robert Young, Stanley Yuccas, Alice Yulcnis, Victor Yuslca, Florian Zausniewslci,
Franlc Zavislalc, Henry Zbasnilc, Marvin Zeedylq Stephen Zelip, Sarah Zimmerman,
Shirley Zimmerman, Leonard Zitnil4.
. . . And here we have tne out-of-the-classroom
activities For which the Grange and Blue is noted.
presenting tlwe organizations, clubs, and part of
time enjoyment We nave snared during the last year
at our own M. Ci
H, H. FINLEY
Luana Weber Faculty
Helen Potuzak Organizations
Robert Nelson Faculty
June Denmark, Women's Athletics
Steve Sipovicz, Men's Athletics
Ted I-Iavlilc Social
Elsie I-Ilava Faculty
Elizabeth Leisge Faculty
Jean Bushing Literary
Margaret Noonan, Women's
Pioneer Staff T H E s E E D o
WILLIAM ASHLEY .
RIJTH BERGER . ,
GEORGE BEST .
LOIS ELKER .
JEAN EMERSON . .
HENRY GASS . .
PHILIP KASTHOLM .
PETER PLEPEL . .
WAYNE SCHROEDER .
SOPHIE STEPHENS .
ANTHONY VRANEK .
ROBERT DESMOND .
LEONARD ZITNIK .
ROBERT ROBERTS . .
. . . . Sports
First Semester Business Mgr.
. . . Photography
. Art Worlc
JOURNALISM TAKES ROOT
You who read this page-and even you who skip over it--can
never be told all that has gone into the production of your annual,
l-lere it is only possible to give you a swift glance behind the scenes.
But first we must tell you we are grateful not only because you
fellow students trusted us to represent faithfully this past year in
college, but we are grateful to you, too, for the experiences that
we have had in working on your book. The enjoyable times we
have had working on it all fit into the book like so many invisible
pages. Perhaps you can understand, then, that naughty little urge
we feel that makes us want to wink at each other like we know some
delightful secrets about your annual that we will not-Mor rather
Possibly you would like to be let in on a few of the things that
go on in the office. Well, life is just one deadline after another
down there. That old saying about the thief stealing up in the
night when you least expect him applies more truly to deadlines
than it does to thieves. And a deadline does leave its effects.
Every time one is broken our dear editor does away with his
fingernails again-that is, if they have grown enough since the last
timemfand gently, but firmly, reminds us of how time flies. But that
is not all, Before long printers, publishers, and engravers begin
making life miserable, and before we know it and in spite of us,
the Pioneer makes its way to your hands.
Kate Douglas Wiggin often used the expression that the song
is never ended. When the melody seemingly breaks off at one
place, we can always be sure that it will soon start up again from
another source. We sincerely hope that this annual will bring back
echoes of the college year 'l938-39 and make your every experience
live again before your eyes.
P. Sockolovsky, Classes
Cs. Prokopec Classes
L. Rozhon Women's
R. Klick Classes
W. Chisholm, Assoc. Editor
W. Rehmer Photography
B. McCaffrey Clubs
C. Bartels, Organizations
T. Muzik, Men's Athletics
T. White, Business Mgr.
H n G ss
e ry a
H. H. FINLEY .
VIVIAN REZNIK ,
ROSEMARY PURVIS .
ROBERT NELSON .
BETTE PERSONETTE .
WILLIAM ASHLEY .
RUTH BERGER , .
JEAN BLISI-IING . .
WARREN CHISHOLM . .
VICTORIA CI-IMIELEWSKI .
TOM CALLAI-IAN .
IEAN EIVIERSON .
ROBERT KLIIVIA .
GLADYS KOLAR .
HELEN POTUZAK .
PATRICIA REEVE .
GEORGE TOPINKA .
DOROTHY WATSON .
. Business Manager
Watson, Leisge, l-lill, Waxel, Ellcer.
'PH 'le ii
lt's 19:30 on Friday and voices can be heard asking, ul-las the paper come out yet. os
l wonder if my name is in the paper this weelcl" Hl'm anxious to see the sports sectionf,-Yes, the
object of conversation is the Collegian.
At this time every Friday when the Collegian is distributed, the campus becomes crowded with
students, some leaning against loclcers, others sitting on benches, but all scanning the headlines and
then turning to their Favorite articles.
News of all college activities which talce place during the weelc are covered by a capable staff
of reporters. Besides news items, there's 'little Gladys" and 'Campus Chatter" which both gossip
about the social activities ol the student body, and a lively jolce column, The literary page proves
to be an outlet For ambitious writers of poems, essays, short stories, and Feature editorials. l.ast, but
nortlleast, the Collegian sport sheet helps to bring us all the latest Udopeu on the school teams and
The Collegian gained unique prominence this school year in that twice it has published a Full
six page paper which printed extensive news of scholastics, and educational and vocational Features
lor the benefit of the student body. lo help acquaint more journalistic minded students with the various
phases ol newspaper worlc, a new statl assumed control of the Collegian during the second school
semester. The selection ol a large number of freshmen to various editorial posts during the second
semester helps to insure the next year's Collegian al living up to the high standards that have been
established by the previous stalls.
The Collegian not only brings the latest campus news to the college men and women, but it Finds
!ts way into the homes ol all the students and is read with interest by the parents. Thus, it is through
this paper that our parents ltnow "whats what" at Morton ,lunior College.
' s 'Qgifjfs E
Q EDITORS AT WORK
Muzilc, Varela, Pinc.
Top Ratt--FOGERTY. C.-vi'm', IXIAGRO, BROQMAN, MUR1-HY, XVLEZIAN, IQUVAR. ILKUDONIS, IQAIDIESCH, ZEEDYK. St'HR0Ev1:R, Rm-man. IELIAS
V ' W ' .
ACK, IT'I M NN.
,Middle Rau---WAXEL. WATSON, HILL, CARNEY, WEBER, KIMRIEL, Swmzmsy, SKARIN, BOSSARD, POTUZAK, Knoc, DENMARK, REDMUND,
VOSATKA, IQAMUEICSKY, lX1I'l'CHELL, NADHERNY.
Bottom RUw'V11Ul'KP1li, GRrLLo'i', BAXTER, GRODSK1, BIARHONIC, Lixmmzurr, CIOLUHEK, CLIS1-1, C.ARLSON, SIDDALL, RIULDOON, NIIIGUIRE,
Are they ready to take a letter? Yes, of course, the Secretarials are always ready For anything.
This active club includes, not only the Freshman and sophomore groups novv in school, but a large,
active alumni and a chapter of the National Secretarial l-lonor Society, Alpha Pi Epsilon.
Each year, in addition to the round at parties including progressive dinners, pot-luck suppers
and Hcome-as-a-song-title" parties, various groups in the club sponsor sports tournaments, games,
and Field trips.
ln previous years the club has edited and published its annual magazine, SllElNlQl3l?lNlS. This
year, as a departure from the general rule, it vvas decided to put the magazine out four times during
the year and include a calendar ot coming events in order to keep the alumni posted onthe activities
ot the club.
Each year the Hcream of the cropl' are elected to membership in Alpha Pi Epsilon. After their
names are read at Qpen House, they receive a pledge pin. They will be formally initiated into the
society ata banauet to be held in the tall.
Marking the First time in several years the Secretarials competed tor the plaque given For the
best assembly this season. They presented an original Uauizn program, in which members of the
audience took part.
Another project of the club is publishing AIDES OF ABll.l'l'Y, a magazine printed to aid Worthy
students in Finding permanent employment. Copies of the publication are sent to 300 prominent
business houses. The magazine contains pictures of the outstanding students, their personal descrip-
tions, hobbies, and qualifications.
ln September the club elected Lawrence Kastl, president, Richard Sedivec, vice-president, june
Denmark, secretary and Luana Weber, treasurer. Alice Cihak and Grace Waxel were elected as
representatives of the Social Committee. ln February Grace Waxel vvas elected president, Jerry
Elias became vice-president, Alice Cihak, secretary, and Ruth Siddall, treasurer.
Top Razr-LANDRY, IiLu'K. TOMASEK, BERNATSKY, Sxsco, PTAK, IiUSSELL, SCI-IROEDER, XVHITE,
Hallam lf1llUiSOUCEK, SZOT, C1-IMIELEWSKI, BERG, Amp, PODLESAK, LAFONT, HULA, HILUSKA
L. A . CLUB . . . a pat on the baclc for a youngster
Gut of the minds of three students: jerry Moro, Roman l4licl4, and xloe Sisco, an idea was born
that resulted in the formation of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Club, These students felt that Morton
junior College needed a club for l.. A. and S. curriculum students to bring them together and enable
them to exchange ideas, get better acquainted, develop personality, and promote the spirit of fellow-
ship. With this program in mind the club vvas organized last semester.
It is unique in its administration in that the supervision body consists of an advisory board of ten
members under whose direction the clubls activities are fostered and directed, The board consists
of five sophomores: Roman Kliclt, blames Russell, aloe Sisco, jerry Moro, and Rodney Martin, and
five freshmen: Alice Berg, Victoria Chmielevvslci, ,lennie Strapazon, Eleanor Chleboun, and Tom
Callahan. The chairman is jerry Moro and faculty advisor is C C. Aird.
lt is hoped that the club will be able to foster the social life of its members and promote their
objectives through social gatherings. A fine start has been inaugurated of the club through two
highly successful social functions, which have been held.
The first was a jamboree. A jolly program, community singing, tasty refreshments, and dancing
constituted a delightful Uget-together". The Box Social savv a larger turn-out than the slamboree.
The students anticipated another rollicking time and were not disappointed. The girls brought
dainty little box lunches gaily tied with colored ribbons and full of fancy goodies. The men bid
for these in the midst of good-natured competition.
The urgent need for a club of this sort was shown by the large turn-out of both socials, which proves
that the club has well-rounded objectives in sight and is ably fulfilling its purposes.
Business, some say, will go on and on. The Commerce Club is organized to aid
business on its way, for the members ol the club are men and women who will be our
future business men and business women,
The members malce Field trips to important business houses so as to get a glimpse of
the most realistic side of the business world.
The advisor to the Commerce Club is Mr. R, Bobisud. The otticers lor the First semester
were Franlc l'lobil4, Norman Strumillo, james Soldat and Louis Thermos, second semester:
Eranlc l-lobil4, George podogil, Kenneth slicka, and Sherwood French,
The ollicers oi the Pre-Med Club were Louis Benes, Floyd Shewmalce, Sophie
Stephens, and Louis Adamec.
The club has made Field trips to various institutions. Some of these trips have included
the lllinois Research l-lospital, the Cook County Hospital, Northwestern University
and Edward Hines l-lospital. The social events included a progressive supper, a
roller-slcating party and the Pre-Med Assembly in April.
Most important among the activities oi the club this year has been the inauguration
of a Red Cross class in first aid.
Top ROZ1'iZEEDYK, XYLEZIEN, STANEK,
CAHILL. Kowmssxx, L,RESSEL, KNOI.,
ROUBIK, K0wALsK1. CHISHOLIVI.
Bottom ROM'-IQASTHOLM, LUNAC. .ilu-IA
PODOGIL. Hosni, Koum-is, VESELY,
RAINIS, BLAHA, NOSEK, Mn. Bori-
Top RoutfFCRD. BULEY, ZASADLI
PTACTEK, ASHLEY. CHLADA, AsH1.1m'.
Jliflfllf' RfJ'll"TiROZ, PALKA, MARK.
FENCL, SEVEHINO. SuDL.xt'1sK, YY!
Y F s .
TQENES, SHEVVMAKE, VVAXEL, FAIZA.
THE COLLEGIATE CHORISTERS
February, 1938, saw thirty-six energetic young M. C. women, under the directorship of Miss
Frances Pope, organizing the Collegiate Choristers, They decided to hold rehearsals twice a week
and to have a constitution to be signed by all the members. Both classes are eligible to hold the
club ottices, which are semi-annually open Ior election.
During the school year the Choristers, in their distinctive uniform, graced the stages at neighboring
colleges on exchange programs as well as at our own assemblies and commencement exercises.
Two ot the very successful appearances were at Wright and LaGrange.
The members of the club consist ol students who were members of the I-lonor Society in high school
and of those who have an average of B or higher in college.
These students have better opportunities of personal contact with the faculty since the meetings
are nearly always held in the homes of junior college teachers.
The otlicers for the year: ,loe Sisco, president, Donald l'lattrem, vice-president, Luang Weber,
secretary, Clarence Rott, treasurer, and Ophelia Stevens, social director. W. B. Spelman and C. C.
Aird are the advisors.
For the second semester respective officers were Laddie Salcala, Bob Bonaguidi, Dorothy Faiza,
Don I-lattrem, and Alice Berg.
Top Rau--WATSON, HLAVA, IIANNUNI
I'E'rzr:i.. IBMERSON, Busnmc.
IIANK1Ns, COLIGON. PLr:Tf'm.n
'1'r:E'1'E1c, 13.-KXTER, KAMBEHSKY.
liuttinn lfffir-.IUs'r1N, YACHTA, I,r:1scE,
Sum, XYAXEL, HILL. POPE, Brzuamv.,
IDZIAK, BIACK, ELKER, VORLICEK.
Trip limi- Mu. AIHD, B0NAut7ii1I
ltxfssrzm.. Toms!-IK. 1-'AN1'.x. Tomsxx
' XI ' 4 I' ' '
Nsvo. . Lzuc, . AKALA, xrxm-.1 KX
Itu'r'i'. Chss, SYNEK. DE1XN SP1-QLMAA
Jlilfllf limi----S'1'EPHENs, Iiozmvx
Iiuttnm Ifuir -SOUVEK, CHIIEIIIKJUN
l,l.A17ZI"lK, CHMIELEYVSKI, IIANNUM,
mu, S'rm'HENs. BAXTEK.
Ifixrm, Iii-Lim. Woon. Bmcmzu, BUSH-
Top Rifw-BELDERSON, ITANDS,
PADOUH, CONE, KVEC, PETZEL,
JAHNCOCK, CENGR, DZIAK.
Middle 120112--IYTICHALEC, COLIGON,
ZAMK, HANKINS, Ssufu, HAAVE,
RYBA, Miss FRENCH.
Bottom R07U+.TUSTIN, JANDA, TVATSON,
DESENVILLE, AIESEC, LoIDoL1',
JANKE, SAKALA, IEYLANDS, TTUNTER,
SVVANSON, SCHOVANEC, 'l'1coc'1-um,
Middle RlI'wiHOUDEK, FANTA, KUCH-
'rA, MCCAR'1'NEX', PLEPE1., TOPINKA,
BARR, .IU0zAu'1s, PRISTOUPINSKY,
Bottom R016-TOMASIK, PUMEZAL,
SWENSON, SIPOVICZ, FINLAYSON,
WEINBERG, HEBIPEL, LUBEZNY,
The Education Club, in its bi-monthly meetings, endeavors to provide ci program
supplying new ideas and information to supplement the studies of the girls in the teacher
In the course ol their studies the girls cadet at Cicero, Broolciield and Riverside ele-
mentary schools. A big social event, their tea, includes as guests the teachers ol these
Further activities are picnics and occasional social meetings. Mary Lou Cone, Violet
janda, Gloria KvecI4 and Lorraine Rands were First semester ohlicers, while Emogene
Smith, Dorothy Vlfatson, Eleanor Loidolt and Vlasta Cengr tool4 over during the second,
The Engineers' Club is open to all students taking the General Engineering or the
Chemical Engineering Curriculum. Not only does this club endeavor to promote the
interests ol the engineers during their enrollment at Morton, but it also helps them plan
their Iuture, The program ol this club includes trips to various technical colleges and
numerous commercial concerns. These activities in addition to Mr, ITinlayson's Iriendly
aid malces this one oi the most inlluential clubs of the college.
Qtlicers ol the First semester were Steve Sipovicz, Edward Kuda and Edward Starman,
second semester: Alois Schovanec, Bob I-loudel4 and Larry I-loudelc.
Ya-t-il auelau'un ici aui parle le Francais? Well, there are certainly many vvho do
at the bi-monthly meetings ol the French Club at which activities are much brightened-up
by gay French conversation as well as songs, slats, and games, mostly in French, of course,
The membership of this club is entirely voluntary. Much ol the club activity is carried on
in conjunction with the German Club. First semester oFFicers were Ruth -leeter, Dorothy
Faiza, Ellen Baxter and lvlecelaus Ptalc. During the second semester Frances Adcock,
Eloise Grillot, Dorothy Faiza and Alice Berg supervised the activities ol the social year.
The German Club operates on a rather novel plan in that its meetings tal4e place in
the individual classes every two vveelts rather than in extra-curricular sessions. Each class
has its oFFicers, and every German student is ci member.
At the meetings Miss Kraemer lectures on the cultural aspects of Germany. She
discusses the literature of the country as vvell as customs and people endeavoring to
interpret the Feelings and temperament of the German people, which gives the student a
better basis for study of the language and understanding of the people who spealc this
Tap Rim- GHILLOT. IQLICK, 'l'ur:uMos,
GIXTPIS, l"1'AK, Scnuolamm, BAXTER,
Jfifhllf lfuu- 'l,ANDRY, JANOUSEK,
Bmw, HANNUM, CHMIELEWSKI, FAI-
zA, Guovn-1, LEISGE.
CAFi4nm',M1ss BELL, LAFONT, HART-
IGAN. .Xurot'K. TEETER.
Tipp lffnre -l,uNAt1,MEL1c:nAu, Dvoimx,
NPIl.SfJN, SUMKA, DRAKE, ASIILILY,
1"i'.u'r:K, CEHVENKA, '1'oMAs1cK,
Ifiitzicvrz, Ilovm1,xN, H01-1-xx, Bmvx-
Iiuttfmi Iffni' Hoislx, lim-1.uc1m'1'. CIII.E4
not:N. ltmzvu. REDMOND. Bus:-ima.
Bumarzn. ltozurm, XYINOPAL, Wurrm,
Butlnm lion'-f-KOLAR, Szorr, Mc-
Included in the meetings ol the Vivace Club are short programs of songs and musical
selections given by the members, which are made up students who have an interest in
and an appreciation of good music. One need not be a musician or be Iamiliar with
the technicalities of music to join. The activities consist of the attendance at operas,
symphony concerts, and recitals by weII-I4nown musicians.
The otficers For the year include Rodney Martin, president, Betty Smith, vice-pres-
ident, Florence I'IiII and Mary I'IaII, secretaries, and Donna Carey, treasurer.
PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY CLUB
Tap Row-SUMKA, ROBERTS, OLISAR,
JONES, HALL, CASS.
Bottom ROU'+CHLEBOUN, SMITH, Lorm-
MANN, MR. HABERMAN. TARSON,
PHYSICS AND CHEM-
Top Roi1'ffZAsADIL. BI-ZNES, AIUZIK,
PICHA, TOPINKA, FANTA.
Bottom ROIUYPALKA, YYKOUK, FAIIA.
IIANNUM, HOUDEK, BROZ.
The students of physics and chemistry combined the two groups into one club.
The membership of the club is not limited to students of these two sciences, Anyone
interested in either science may join. Tours of organizations which are of educational
value to the group, such as the Western Electric, Abbot Laboratories, and the steel
mills comprise their most important activity.
Qtticers are elected every semester. This year only a president was elected. I-Ie
was Tom lVIuziI4, The second semester the otticers were president, Edward Andrlilc,
vice-president, George Topinlca, secretary, Ruth Berger, treasurer, jeanne I-Iannum.
The International Relations Club has been organized Ior the purpose of acquainting
the student with current world affairs and problems. With the aid of such knowledge
the students, as Future citizens, will be more able to avert coming vvars and panics.
At dillerent times during the year the club has acted host to spealcers on such subjects
as Communism and Naziism. The students themselves conduct discussions so they may
more fully understand the significance ol current problems,
The advisor to the club is Mr. B. Royse. The ollicers during the year were Phyllis
Landry, Carl Landi, Pauline SocI4oIovsI4y, and Spartaco Landi.
The Statesmens Club was organized for the purpose ol enlightening the pre-legal
students and other students in M. C. on the wide scope of the legal world. This year
as has been customary in previous years the Statesmen took trips to the courts and had
opportunities to hear some of the outstanding cases in the local and Federal courts.
Activities were extended into the Field of club forums, which included several very
Iively discussions. The officers of the club were Robert Nelson, president, Robert
Denwood, vice-president, Marjorie Wood Secretary, Charlotte Fogarty, treasurer, and
I'Ienry Goss, social chairman.
TOMNKA. Boss. GASS, ROBERTS
Buliwrn RIlIl.'+IiLTf'K, DZIAK, LAND!
Mr'CAFFREY, M155 BELL, TJANDRY
RUSSEL, SIMA, CADIEUX.
Top Ruiz' fCHI31-1ol,x1. Dlmm-1.
Ifuttfmi Run- CJADIEUXI :NELSON
Ifou.-ut'i'Y, Worm, SYNEK, Gxss.
Top Row f-Roberts, Choice, Zitnik,
Bottom Row-f-Kostholm, Kliclc, Ber-
Left to right--ffllozhon, Stohle, Smith
Top Row fKopecl4y, Picho, Topinko
Bottom Row--Cfrisvvell, Soucek, Scco!
Kuchto, Loidolt, Cengr, Simo, Landry
Schroeder, Hall, McCaffrey.
Klimo, Begitschke, Roudonis
Thomsen, , Mraz, Rodounis
Kroc, Kominowski, Fischer, Peterson
Ashley, Ptocelc, Berncutsky, Knol, Dressel
Ulhe power ol the pressnethrough the
medium ol publications, Morton junior College
has been presented to the community. With
the cooperation ol local newspapers, the
residents ol surrounding territories are well-
inlormed ol the activities ol their junior college.
ln the past year the community newspapers
which have been instrumental in this respect
are the Berwyn Beacon, Cicero Life, Berwyn
News, Cicero News and the Cicero Times.
College news has been given prelerence in
these papers, which have been instrumental in
coordinating the public and the college.
Dean Spelman has aided the members in
gathering their material by allording them
inlormation on the latest college news as well
as becoming personally connected with college
First Semester Director
Second Semester Director
publications. ln the lirst semester Robert Varela
undertoolc the taslc ol heading the stall ol re-
porters and re-introducing M. C. into news-
paper circles. Margaret Noonan continued
as Director lor the second semester. Behind
the scenes supervising the worlt ol the stall was
Mr. lt-l. I-I, Finley, who has been the advisor
ol the stall since its inception.
This year's group ol correspondents have
had their individual Udeadlinesl' according to
the publication ol their paper, it is through
their combined ellorts that this instrument ol
Morton Junior College publications, the public
Press, has gained prestige lor its school by
inlorming the public ol its activities aiding in
its advancement as an education lacility ol
major signilicance to the community.
Stephens, Reeve, Boss, Choice
First Semester Editor
Second Semester Editor
First Semester Editor
Second Semester Editor
For Four years this small magazine, pubiished
each semester under the advisorship of Mr.
FinIey, has been growing in popularity and
reicnown with each successful number. This
has been due in no IittIe part to the widespread
pubiicity which the magazine has received,
not onIy through the CoIIegian and local
newspapers, but through the medium oi Chicago
papers and the radio as weII. Friends in all
parts oi the United States and several foreign
countries have praised the high standard and
workmanship, which the Embiem maintains.
Margaret I-Iinterman, editor-in-chief of the
First semester, was aided by a capabie staFi
inciuding Tom MuziI4 and Rodney Martin,
associate editors, and Louise Kennedy and
I-IeIen I3IaczeI4, assistant editors. For the second
semester issue I'IeIen I3IaczeIc became editor-in-
chief with Tom MuziIc as associate editor and
Louise Kennedy and Rodney Martin holding the
positions of assistant editorship.
Louise Kennedy was business manager whiIe
Floyd Shewmalte was circulation manager for
the First issue. Charles I-IeIcI held both these
positions for the second.
Sister pubiication to the Embiem is the
Directory, a student-pubiished pamphlet contain-
ing the names, addresses, and telephones of
all students in college including their ciassiiica-
tion. The Faculty are also Iisted. Louise
Kennedy and Emily I'IrusIca compiled this year's
Directory, which was on the campus weII
before Thanksgiving at which time the circula-
tion manager, Robert Neison, supervised the
distribution of the Ieailet.
Fischl, Placzelc, Reeve, Kennedy, I'-Iinterman, Bushing, Criswell Martin, Muzik.
The Student Council, which is composed ol
Five members, three sophomores and two
freshmen, is the governing body ol Morton
Mlunior College. They are assisted in their vvorlc
by the Cabinet, which is made up of the class
officers and the presidents of the various college
ln September the students elected Bob Kass
and Alois Schovanec of the sophomores class
and Robert Desmond of the freshman class to
the Council posts. l-lelen Lohrmann, sophomore,
and Donna Claire Pehkopl, freshman, were
appointed by the Deans.
The Council settled a vital problem ol our
athletes, athletic insurance, vvhich, upon the
Council's agreement, insures Morton's athletes
of proper care.
First Semester President
Second Semester President
Morton junior College sent representatives
tothe lllinois State Junior College Conference
held at the University ol Chicago on November
19. Alois Schovanec was chairman of the
Student Council section of the Conference.
Besides arranging and supervising the social
program for the year, the Council supervised
the Christmas Seal and Mikado ticlcet drives.
Alter having appointed a committee, it was
decided that the club which sold the greatest
number of tickets would be given ten percent
ol the box oltice receipts.
ln the mid-year Council elections jim Russell
and Katharine Watson, sophomores, and Bob
Nelson, freshman, were elected by the students.
George Basich of the sophomore class and
Ethelie Vachta of the freshman class were
appointed by the Deans.
Lohrmann, Schovanec, Desmond, Kass, Deon Spelman.
MISS A. A. REID
The Players' GuiId atfords its members
opportunities to improve and use not onIy
their dramatic abiIity, but aIso their productive
and administrative abilities, for the members
have compIete charge of the Guilds produc-
tions. In doing their work the members try to
increase the interest of the student body in
dramatics and to improve their own acting,
and speaking, and reading abiIities. During
the time which the organization is not preparing
to stage any specific pIay, its members engage
in studying various I4inds oi theatricaI produc-
tions and in observing the vvorIc of professional
During the past year the organization not
only successIuIIy staged several one-act pIays
for the college assembIies, but it aIso undertook
the tasIc of reviving the former Morton ,Iunior
CoIIege tradition of staging a Iarge pIay,
This yearis production, a hiIarious Iight opera.
The Mikado, was an over-wheIming success.
Under the guidance of Mr. C. I-I. I-Iaberman
and Mr. B. F. Carson, the Guild members, with
the aid of many other college students, pre-
sented the pIay in a manner which wiII not
soon be forgotten by those who were present.
The Wonder I'Iat, The Lordis Prayer, and
A Word Apiece have been produced this
year under the supervision oi Miss IVI. A.
Reid, the cIub advisor. Among those who
have successtuIIy handIed 'heavier' roles are
Vera Vosatka, Vlasta IVIaiovsI4y, Donna Carey,
Lawrence Kastl, Bernard Tygett, Spartico Landi,
and Frank IVIichaIeIc.
Adcoclc, Vosatka, Majojsky, Waxel, Landry, Szot, Tygett, Russell, Kastl,
WHERE MEN ARE MEN.
The annual l-lallowe'en Masquerade was the Mens
Clubs First contribution to this year's round ol social activities,
most of them having been coolced up behind the private portals
of that association.
l-lelping the women sponsor the Mother and Daughter
Banquet was the next event of the organization of able
bodied strong. Thirty served as vvaiters, and they did a
grand job- ffree from calamities. At Christmas the lVlen's
and Womenls clubs Worked together in furnishing gifts, a tree,
and entertainment for the poor children at l-lowell House,
The First activity ot the second semester was the Father
and Son Banquet. The dads were delightfully entertained
and were given plenty to eat. At this time the women
served at the meal in reply to the courteous service done
by the men at the Mother-Daughter Banquet.
The April Fools' Dance then occupied the social attention
ol the lVlen's Club. Committees vvorlced energetically--
the Final result was a highly successful event, climaxing the
social vvorl4 ol the Men s Club for another year.
First Semester Second Semester
ED STARMAN President
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W O M E N ' S C L U B
. AND WOMEN PRESENT THEIR VIEWS
The Women's Club consists of eight tribes: the Aces, the
Alle Zusommon, the Nihil Nisi Optimum, the Peter Pons,
the Bonnie Lossies, the Otyokvvci, the Sylquesox, cind the
Wetomochicks. Every junior college womon belongs to one
of the tribes. These groups ore lorgely responsible for the
sociol octivity ol the Women's Club during the yeor,
The Big Sister Teo hecided the First semesters line of sociol
octiyities ond supplied the "getting ocquointedn otmosphere
For the women. The Christmos Teci, which wos Followed by
the Christmos Donce, wos olso supervised by the Foir sex.
At the Mother ond Doughter Bonquet Miss lVl. Vonish was
the guest speoker, whose versotility odded considercible
zest to the progrom.
The Christmos porty for the poor children ot Howell
House ended the First semesters octivities.
The Bockword Donce, to which the college women escort-
ed the men, wos Followed by the Springtime Teo ond the
Moy Teo. The school yeor ends, ond onother successful
yeor goes down in the history ol the Womens Club,
First Semester Second Semester
KATHERINE WILSON PHYLLIS LANDRY
FLORENCE VACK FLORENCE KOZENY
FRANCES ADCOCK HELEN POTUZAK
OPHELIA STEPHENS ELLEN BAXTER
Trecisurer - Treosurer
Ellen Baxter June Denmark Charlotte Fogarty Grace Waxel Luana Weber
ALPHA PI EPSILON
Though the secretarial curriculum is one of the newest courses to be offered within the pastifew
years, it has already attained national honorary rating and has proved to be one of the most popular
curriculums in school. Secretarial students now receive national recognition in the honorary society
Alpha Pi Epsilon.
The secretarial graduates selected by the faculty are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership,
service, character, and personality, It is the purpose of this society to better the position of the college-
trained secretary, to assist him or her in constructive progress, and mainly to urge high ideals in business
The honor students not only receive emblems of nation-wide significance, their names are also
engraved on a plaque that hangs in the College Office.
THE HONOR SOCIETY
One of the greatest honors bestowed upon
graduating sophomores is appointment to the
college l'lonor Society. Students who are
selected must measure up to certain required
standards. All students thus honored must
have an average of at least "BH, and are
rewarded for having excelled in scholarship,
leadership, character, and service.
An impartial method of election is used.
lnstructors choose from a list of graduating
sophomores those students whom they believe
have met the set standards. Their choices are
Election to the Presidents Aides is one of
the greatest honors that Morton junior College
can bestow upon freshmen class members.
Using the qualifying basis of the l-lonor Society,
namely scholarship, character, leadership, and
service, the chief object of the presidentxs
Aides is to honor freshmen students who,
while maintaining a satisfactory level of scholar-
ship, have helped carry out school activities
and sacrificed time and energy for the good
of the college.
then submitted to a special committee composed
of the deans and certain faculty members who
then elect the outstanding students to the
Usually five percent of the sophomore class
is thus honored, and their names are placed on
a permanent school honor roll. Thus the
l-lonor Society not only represents the last
outstanding academic honor that Morton junior
College can give to its students, but it also
acts as a goal for those who follow.
Selection of the Presidents Aides also
helps provide organizers and leaders for the
class activities of the following year, when
the more experienced sophomores will have
graduated. It is upon this group of freshmen,
who during their first year have shown promise
for future successes and who have deserved
rewards for services already performed, that
Morton slunior College confers the first aca-
demic honor that can be given to an entering
THE HONOR SOCIETY
Ellen E. Baxter
l PRESIDENTS AIDES
Top Row--Sumkcl, Meyer, Tomosek
Sirtout, Kirkwood, Goss,
Bottom Row -Redmond, Chleboun
I-Tobermznn, Smith, VVhite,
Kliclc, Swenson, Sipovicz, Chmielewski
Topinko, Novotny, Rylonds.
Top Row Ford, Tomosek, Skcnrin
Muzik, Brown, Hovlik, Mr. Aird.
Bottom Row f Stahl, Ostrowski
Becker, Rodlewski, Torson, Rozhon
A VISION OF
It olten happens that in the rush of going to classes
every day and worrying about that chem test or that
German translation, we forget to consider just what
we want college to do For us. Toward what end is
all this hustle and bustle? Surely it will make no
dihference either to us or the teacher twenty years
from now whether we got an A or B in the course.
lust what is the longer view on education?
ln the library near the desk is a picture which
seems to answer that question. It represents all that
l want Morton ,lunior College to give me. l want to
gain the Faculties which will enable me to open up a
new world Filled with things which l have discovered
myself and not things which someone has led me to
see. l want to be imbued with a capacity to rightly
appreciate and evaluate everything around me. l
want to be able to keep a questioning attitude towards
everything which l do not know for a lact as the truth.
l want Morton ,lunior College to prepare me to live
a life not too lar from the standard already set up for
us by the great men of whom l read in my books.
l want to gain the wisdom which as Edward Arling-
ton Robinson puts it, is not like dried leaves under a
tree but like a dawn which comes up slowly out of an
unknown ocean. Then, on Commencement Day, l
could not breathe with a sigh of relief, "This is the
end," but must say with a voice Filled with eager
expectation, "This is the beginningln
Yes, we've sure had some good times together
this yeorl On the Whole our donces ond sociols
have been successes ond put down in our memories
like the leoves of o book. The Foct thot we had
mony more men thon women did not hinder us
cinyw-in Foot, it odded to the Fun!
And then, of course, we wouldnt wont to
Ieove out o slight reference to the leorning
which we hove obsorbed ot ol' M. C.
In this book we see the domoge thot those
condid comero fiends did us-but we don't core-
we had our fun!
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Ever-striving to loretell tlie future, statl cartoonist
Bob Roberts endeavors to predict the status of our
present vvell-lcnovvn Morton couples tlwree-score
years from now. Among tlwe most prominent of the
octogenarians we Find Miss l-lill CBillyD and Mister
Siscoi Bauml and Nelwer, still dancing blissfully onf
Kozeny and lda, looking as contented as ever, Lesolc
and Krupar, cutting capers wlwile the more sedate Boss
and Darler peacefully sit out tlwe reel with Moro and
Vaclwta, Barr and jenkins, Grove and Tlwermos, and
l-luglwsted and Clwleboun nearly completing the list
of more reserved couples.
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Our presentation of mlhe Milcadon was one of the outstanding
events of our college year. l-lonestly, We didn't lcnovv what artists
we vverel Gilbert and Sullivan really wrote that operetta For us,
but after all we do not claim all the honors. 'len of our talented
students comprised the cast, which made things lively in the town
of Titipu, to say nothing ol the male and female choruses, which
were really tops.
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Yes, sirl We did our shore ol weoring out those campus bemchesl
Even though people mol4e fum ol our Ucompusn we lilce it cmd
wouldnt trode it lor omythimg-ffexcept mciype o Five ocre outdoor
compusl And then we wouldrft hove ony loclcers to leon cigoinstl
And how our heorts jumped when we reod o "see me ot once"
notice on cur tzulletim bcordl
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And some of tliose games vve savvl llie vveatlwer didnlt keep us
back, and in most cases added to tlie zest vvitlw vvlwicli vve lollovved
our various teams. Football, baseball, and basketball perliaps
drew tlwe biggest crowds of onlookers like actions slwots on tlnis
page slwovv, but soccer, tennis, intramural, gall, clieckers, ping-pong,
and lworseslwoes provided vigorous entertainment For participants.
Cn our Field trips we combined business witlw pleosurec Wlwot?
It conlt be done? Well, ot leost we did o good job of tryincg.
And just lor o bit ol reloxotion from librory perlormonces, we lweld
down tlwe sidevvollcs outside tlie building H on nice doys, ol course.
Gur outside octivities ore not entirely diverted from college
ottendonce since mony ot tlwe octivities performed ore colloterol
to courses token.
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Why, yes, We certainly will talce a llow lor that mathematics
exhibit, which was on display for six months at the Adler Plane-
'tariuml Over sixty of our students cooperated in this work of art,
which found deserving recognition from distinguished mathe-
maticians and commendation in the Junior College Journal. A
calculus class, two analytical geometry classes, and the trigonom-
etry and algebra classes contributed.
More trophies pieced in our trophy
cose this post yeor . . . o mute
reminder of lViorton,s othletic
prowess. Runners-up in the
oosketboii tourney . . . iootboll
teom the best in yeors , , ,
tennis teorn-chompsosolyyoys . .
wrestling ond soccer teoms e s
N. A. ZIEBELL
Men's Athletic Director
The Athletic department, Norman A. Ziebell directing, gave M. C. students another year of
enjoyable entertainment in the way ol regular gym classes and interscholastic sports,
The gym classes were based on the idea ol getting physical education in a manner which is most
pleasant and which can be enjoyed in alter college lite. With this in mind, the regular gym classes
offered were dancing, swimming, bowling, volleyball, juggling, rope twirling and similar activities.
Morton ,junior College justly boasts one ol the most varied programs ol any junior college in the state,
rivalling some ot the Four year schools in this Field.
lntercollegiate sports and their mentors were as follows: football coach, George Lagerlof, baslcet-
ball coach, Elvin A. Wright, tennis coach, William McBurney, traclc was handled by Douglas Finlayson,
baseball ccach, l.eMoine Batson, and wrestling was under the supervision of Edward Bedrava.
The members ol college teams who have earned their letters are eligible For membership in the
MM" club. The Morton slunior College Varsity Club has established itsell as a necessary aid to
college athletics. ln addition to sponsoring several new teams For intercollegiate competition, the
Varsity Club has submitted a petition to the superintendent, demanding thorough physical examination
before any player is allowed to participate in any college sport and also requiring that someone
with sutticient medical lcnowledge be present at all inter-college contests. The petition is now being
considered by the school otlicials.
The past year has been a memorable one lor all those interested in sports. The members ol the
Varsity Club have seen the fulfillment ol their hopes and ambitions as Morton junior College became
the First junior college in the country to adopt athletic insurance For its athletes. This project was
initiated by the club and forced through with the able cooperation ol the Collegian. The members
ol any inter-scholastic teams are naw able to secure the insurance lor a moderate sum since the school
shares hall the burden. The insurance is not compulsory.
The "MH club has steadily climbed to a respected place in college lite. lt is acquiring regalia,
For new, larger pins have been obtained. With these new pins and with the varsity letter the members
ot the "M" Club are easily recognizable, and the worlc ol the club makes its members proud to be
a part of the only exclusive club in the college. Throughout the year the club has maintained distinc-
tion in the frequency and regularity of its meetings. Besides its weelcly meetings several night meetings
have been held. Basketball and swimming were the main events of these occasions.
BASEBALL ' ' FOOTBALL ' ' TRACK
A VICTORY ' ' A DEFEAT ' ' '
i'WE'LL GET 'EM NEXT TIME!"
The officers of the club, Warren I'Iughsted, George Basich, Robert Kass, and Milton Tlapa were
auicI4 to start an active year. The first event on the calendar was the completion of a new written
constitution. Now the constitution is written in full and has several changes and new features.
The rules for club eligibility and letter-earning are definitely stated and no one is admitted who
has not fulfilled requirements. The letters for cheerleaders and managers have been changed slightly.
Theywill have identification, while all other letters shall remain the same. Sweaters are to be plain
royal blue, and only captains of teams are allowed white sweaters.
A permanent record of activities of all teams will be maintained, and the managers will be re-
sponsible for all data such as team enrollment, results of all games and sauad pictures.
The new written constitution is an instrument which insures the continued success of this well-
Front Row--Vranek, Rasmussen, Bauml, Broberg, I-Iughsted, Kass, Briggeman, Stanelc, Tauer.
Middle Row--Fred, Sipovicz, Berg, I-Iall, Basich, McCartney, Pristoupinslty, Vylcoulc, Fischer.
Back Rowffllvorak, Starman, jelinek, Benes, Tlapa, Gregory, Pylands, Ptacek, johnson, Melichar.
A football team, did you say? You bet your boots. We really had one this yearl The scores?
Well, what about theml You can't determine the caliber of this team by the scores of their games.
But to enlighten and ease your mind, here's the way our season shaped up. We won three and lost
three, a feat which, in itself, is an accomplishment which stands out against Morton teams of the past.
Qnly one bad score stands against us, our '19-O defeat at the hands of the powerful Concordia eleven.
The fact that Concordia is a four year school with experienced, heavy upper-classmen to supply their
football talent will give you some idea of what our boys were up against. To recompense for this
blot on our sheet, we took Lisle in tow and gave them a Q0-O beating just to show we could dish it
out as well as take it. The other two teams which line up to take a bow before our fighting bunch
of Panthers were North Park and Morgan Park.
The two remaining games were given up to Wright and Wilson after a tearing, smashing, battering,
fighting sixty minutes of play, by scores of 'IQ-O and 6-O respectively. The score of the Wright game
gives no indication of the hard, closely fought battle or the grim courage and determined stand of
Coach Lagerloffs gridders against their strong opponents. The "breaks" of the game eventually
proved to be the deciding factor. l say ubreaksn with no intention of detracting from the clean
spirited, commendable abilities of the Wright squad, but nevertheless it was due to an intercepted
lateral and a faulty center pass under adverse circumstances that they were able to score. But even
with the score against them, and knowing well enough that it just wasn't their day, there wasn't,
for one moment, the slightest let-up from the driving, pounding, tireless efforts of the M. C. eleven
to reach their opponents goal line.
What? The one who furnishes the spark to the teaml There just isnlt anyone like that. Why,
that whole outfit is just one solid bolt of lightning, but if you want to take that bolt apart to see what
it's made of, you'll find Gene Berg and George Basich right there in the hottest and thickest part.
Boyl You shouldnt have gotten me started on a subject like thatl That kid, Berg, is the fastest, gamest,
fightingest guy on two feet. 'lake that North Park game, for instance. l-le plunged and cut and
Front Row-Berg, Gregory, Briggeman, Werlein, Blaha, Kass, Vranek, Johnson, Ptacek, Thermos.
Middle Row'-Yuccas, Fischer, Martin, Dahlgren, Houdek, Cuber, Bauml, Broberg, Rasmussen, Starman, Chisholm.
Back Row --Joyce, Stanek, Strejc, Camphouse, Weinberg, Hoffman, Pierce, Brickwell, Basich, Melichar, Winsch,
Bartels, jungkins, Novy, Pristoupinsky, Koukes, Dvorak, Coach Lagerlof, Freed, Fuhrmann.
MUMS ' ' CHEERS ' ' STRATEGY
TOUCHDOWNS ' ' INJURIES ' ' '
sprinted and kicked, had his two
cents in every play, and didn't let
up till he brought the ball to North
Parlcs two-yard line when he had
to be taken out of the game because
of an injury. And Basich? Why,
that boy is just an all-around pile
driver with a Hnever-say-die" spirit.
Consistent and reliable, with a
maximum of ability, it was a hard
blow when he was lost to the team clue to an injury incurred in the Lisle game.
But no less great were the other members of the team, the plowing right hallbaclc, Bauml, the
charging, blocking guard, Werlein, the hard running ends, Martin and Hl2ed" Ptacelc, who has been
elected next year's captain, the capable l'loudelc, Broberg, Yuccas, Blaha, Kass, Vranek, and Brickwell
all were instrumental in giving M. C. one of the best football teams it has ever had.
After the close of the basketball season last March, the Grange and Blue cagers from Morton
were able to take a resume and look back on a record well marked with victories. The squad dis-
played enough potential ability that despite handicaps and untimely misfortunes, they were
still able under the remarkable coaching of 'Buckf' Wright, to take second place in the State Tourna-
ment and to take a respectable spot in the lllinois ,lunior College Conference.
The squad consisted of the following, at right-forward position, the responsibility was taken by
three men, Ed slelinek, Milt llapa, and l.ee Koukes. l.eft-forward position was in the hands of Norm
Strumillo and Bob ptacek. Captain xlohn Martin played center and was relieved by Bob Roeske and
Milt 'llapa who alternated at forward and center. At right guard, Bill slugovic and Gordon l'lart
alternated. The left-guard position was in the hands of Ed Kuda, Wayne Schroeder and Elmer
Venclik, William Joyce managed the squad and George Velan was official score-keeper.
Playing their initial game of the season against lllinois Wesleyan, the Panthers displayed such
remarkable team work and accuracy that although they lost by a few points, they were slated as
the team to beat in the Suburban League. The final score of the lllinois Wesleyan game was 4'l-35.
At the end of the half, Morton led by the score of Q5 to 16. After the game was over they had earned
a new nickname, the Htornadoes in bluef,
The Panthers defeated Thornton in their first conference game. The teams were evenly matched
and it was a nip and tuck battle all the way. At the close of the half the score stood Q4 to 'l5 in
favor of the Wrightmen. The final score was 59 to 45.
ln their next two games, the Panthers defeated l.a Salle 53 to Q7 and Thornton 51 to 37. They
then lost their next three games in a row, The first game was lost 37 to 36 to Wright ,lunior College
in the last ten seconds of play.
ln first semester finals, Morton lost its second and third game in a row to La Grange and to North
Park by the score of 43-47.
ln summarizing: for total points scored for the season, Norman Strumillo was high. Ed slelinek,
Bill slugovic, Captain john Martin, Milt llapa, Bob Roeske, Ed Kuda, Gordon l'lart, Elmer Venclik,
Lee Koukes, and Wayne Schroeder were next in the order named. For the high point of any one
game, Strumillo and Jelinek were tied. For points scored during the tournament, xlugovic was high
Standing Ahloyce, Venclik, Jelinek, Tlapa, Roeske, Ptacek, Koukes, l-lart, Velan.
Seated -Schroeder, Kuda, Martin, Coach Wright, Strumillo, jugovic.
WIN OR LOSE ' ' ' SPORTSMEN
ALWAYS ' ' ' "ORANGE AND BLUE
CAPTAIN JOHN MARTIN
with Strumillo, sIeIineI4, RoesIce,
TIcipo, ond Mortin cIose behind.
CoIIectiveIy the squod brought
honors home to the school by
Finishing in o tie for third pIoce
in the Northern IIIinois Junior COI-
Iege Conference. By Iosing onIy
four conference gomes ond winning
eight, the teom proved that it
couId defeot ony other teom in
the conference in the Iong run. In the Stote Tournament, the Cots brought home o second-pIcice
trophy, After drowing o bye for the first round ond defeoting WiIson ond sIoIiet in order for the
second ond third rounds, Morton Iost in the finoIs by three points to Wright ,Iunior CoIIegei For
the secison, Morton outscored their opponents 991 to 772, moIcing on overoge score per gome of
The increasing interest in this sport shown by the student body promises wrestling a brilliant future
The wrestlers must be given credit for the admirable, fighting spirit they displayed throughout the
season. Vkfith the exception of a few seasoned veterans, Coach Bedrava had to build his squad from
green, first-year men.
james Cadieux at 118 pounds, jerry Moro at 1.526 pounds, Victor Vozen at 135 pounds, jack
l-lall at 145 pounds, Raymond Suchomel at 155, Richard Dvorak at 165 pounds, Leonard l-loffman
at 175 pounds, and William Uher in the heavyweight class composed the regular team, Cther men
who saw considerable action were: Raymond Friedl at 126 pounds, l-larold Kibby at 135 pounds,
Meceslaus Ptak at 145 pounds, john jarmak at 145 pounds, William jahnke at 155 pounds, and
Edward Strejc in the heavyweight division, Almost all of the above are only freshmen, and with the
experience gained by them this season they should form a very powerful combination next fall. Co-
captains jerry Moro and Victor Vozen, and jack l-lall will be graduated in june, but there are many
promising replacements coming up for each,
Lack of experience in the newer men and the loss of several old timers by ineligibility were the
two handicaps that the Panthers had to contend with from time to time.
Outstanding during the past season were the performances of Co-captain Vic Vozen and Dick
Dvorak in the 165 pound class. These boys represented the Grange and Blue very well and nearly
always could be counted on for a victory. Bill Uher of the heavyweight division also deserves special
mention, he displayed much potential ability.
The most important meets of the year were those with the University of Chicago and Armour
lnstitute of Technology. Though the Panthers fought desperately to defeat the University of Chicago
as they had the previous year, the could gain no edgeway with their powerful opponents. The first
meet, on December 16, ended disasterously for the Panthers. The final score was: University of
Chicago-40, Morton junior College O. ln their second meeting of the season on january 1Q,
they were again defeated by the much closer score of Q1 to 15. The first meet with Armour Tech
Moro, Vosen, Friedl, Cadieux, jarmok, Hall, Hoffman, Strejc, Tomasek, Uher, Coach Bedrava.
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ogoin defected by o 35 to Q score.
In the two meets with the Wheoton CoIIege freshmen teom, the Rcinthers were more successful.
The First ended in o tie, ond in the second the Ponthers cidministered to the Wheotonites ci sound ond
compIete peoting, The FinoI score of this meet wos: Morton junior CoIIege'35, Wheoton CoIIege-3.
Wrestling is considered o mojor sport octivity ot Wheoton College ond this victory is pointed to with
pride. The Qronge ond Blue cIosed the seoson by defeoting the high school teom ond then Iosing
sulccejssfvely to De Kolb Stote College ond I-IerzI junior CoIIege, the only two yeor college on the
sc e u e,
It must be considered that ot present there is no IIIinois ,Iunior College Wrestling Conference, ond
consequentIy they must compete with Four yeor institutions, which noturoIIy hove the odvontoge.
If such o conference were orgonized the Oronge ond BIue moy meet schools of proportionote size.
ON THE CINDER Track
First Row-Kirkwood, Freed, Jahnlce, Bauml, Schovanec, Bartels, Johnson, Starman,
Second Rowe--Fliclcinger, Bonaguidi, Goding, Rasmussen, Vodak, Guillaumin,
The Morton ,lunior College Traclc team, ably guided
by Coach Douglas Finlayson, trained all winter in
anticipation of a successful season with high hopes of
placing at the top in the Illinois junior College Con-
The return of many members of last year's squad,
which had a fairly successful season, insures at least
a respectable showing for this seasonls team. With
veterans such as Bob Kass, in the discus, shot and high
jump, Harry McCartney in the mile, Gene Berg, Bob
Rasmussen, Harvey Freed and Charles Pristopinslcy
competing in the dashes, and Ed Starman, in the discus,
the team has great possibilities.
New men who add much strength to the team are
,laclc Yuccas, Bill Goding, Russel Allen, Ed Kuda,
George Guillaumin, and Bob Bonaguidi.
Pristoupinsky, Coach Finlayson.
McCartney, Barr, Pristoupinslcy.
B6lS6bCl1l THE DIAMOND CUTTERS
F'rst Row-Drake, Weiser, Coach Batson, Markus, Duchon, Basich, Tlapa, Rylands, Ptacelc, Will, French.
' ' ' C dieux, Strumillo, Zasniewski, Fischer.
Second RowfBecl4er, l-loffman, Rainis, Latowslci, Jonas, a
h b b Il season to the ringing dovifn of the final
l-lampered by injuries, from the outset of t e ase a Q
curtain, our 1938 panther nine was unable to finish better than second among its erstwhile suburban
' ' ' d f ference-play, two consecutive
Before the team could gain any land of foothold in the groun o con
losses were charged up against them. Finding a suitable spot in the turf, the boys went on to win the
remaining three games. They lost to Wright 'l4-'lO, to l-lerzl-'lO-4, and 'they defeated LaGrange
'l'l-5 and Lisle 'IQ-'l.
Tciuer, Rada, Plepel, jelinelc, COfJ:h Ziebell.
Standing--Sakala, Coach McBurney, Ernst.
Seatede-Vasek, Buividas, Sisco, Kratlcy.
Led by Peter plepel, captain and number one man,
and coached by Norman A. Ziebell, iVlorton's golf
team, composed of jerry Toman, Robert Tauer, Edward
Vlelinel4, and lrwin Rada, managed to finish the Fall
season with a record of two wins and three defeats.
jerry Toman and Robert Tauer, who had their first
experience in college golf meets this Fall, will be back
The first match of the season was lost to Wright
junior College by the close score of 5 Q to 6 Q. Morton
swamped Joliet in the second game of the season by the
score of 9-3. ln this match, both peter Plepel and
jerry Toman won three points while holding their
opponents to O.
ln the next three matches, Morton managed a victory
over North Parlc and lost to Thornton and LaGrange,
giving the team a record of two won and three lost for
the third place in the lllinois junior College Conference.
l-low many times have you heard fellows call tennis
a sissy gamer? Well, we wonit talce time or space to
argue the point, but even if it were true, then old
M. C. certainly has a fine team of capable, hardened
Hsissiesi' with enough stamina and perseverance to
provide a man-sized job for all competitors who aspire
to relieve us of the conference tennis championship,
which our raclcet wielders have won two years in
ln freshman Bill Kratlty we have a man capable of
taking down last year's best. Paired with AI Buividas
they make a strong doubles team yet only a shade better
than the two teams of Sisco, Vaselc, and Schroeder,
Roche. Sisco, Vaselq and Schroeder sticlt right behind
Kratlty and hold down the main singles berths while
receiving dependable support from Salcala, and Ernst.
The strong aggregation of stars brought forth by the
freshman class bid fair to malqe this years team even
stronger than last year's, which won every one of its
matches. This year's regular team is composed of
Kratky, Sisco, Vaselc and Schroeder, singles, and
Kratlqy, Buividas, Sisco, Vaselt, and Schroeder, Roche,
lntramural sports were under the direction
of Joe Sisco, head of the intramural board.
A variety of activities were otlered to the
student body and the men entered into the
sports with much enthusiasm.
First along the line were the Freshman and
sophomore tennis singles which were won
by Joe Sisco and Bill Kratky, respectively. After
a hard-fought battle, Kratky and Buividas
conquered Sisco and Vasek in the Finals of the
doubles match, giving the Liberal Arts and
Sciences curriculum a substantial lead in the
race lor the intramural trophy.
The Commerce curriculum closed the gap
when Norman Strumillo won the l-lorseshoe
tournament and the Commerce team won the
Ping-pong was delayed this year to the
disappointment of many students, due to the
fact the room which was formerly occupied by
the ping-pong table, was used for other
purposes this year. A challenge lrcm LaGrange,
however, led to a tourney being started and
a team chosen.
The year 1938 brought along with it a
totally unexpected surprise-the appearance
of a M, C. soccer team. The team was
organized in late October, but because of
its tardy organization was unable to participate
in any kind of league competition. Nevertheless
games were played with such 'Ksoccer schools"
as Wheaton College, Mooseheart, and Morton
lronically enough, the First four games
terminated with the identical count of 4 to 'l.
ln these tilts the members ol the squad displayed
remarkable defensive ability, their ollensive
prowress was a trifle lacking, however, and as
a consequence, the team Finished on the short
end of the score in each case.
What was undoubtedly the most thrilling
and the most closely contested encounter
also proved to be the concluding one of the
rather short season. With an experienced
Wheaton College team as the foe, it appeared
that the Panthers would easily be beaten,
however it was necessary for the Wheaton
team to exert a maximum ol etlort in order to
emerge victorious-eand then only by one goal.
Qur Panthers retaliated brilliantly later in the
spring season with a W-O victory over the
Back Row4Koukes, Coach, Camphouse,
Dressel, Knol, Jelinek, Mgr.
Front Row-Rainis, Fischer, Cahill.
StandingYCoach Kovanic, Vojak, Choice,
Peckat, Tlapa, Tvrzicky, Strumillo, Bernatsky,
Stre'c, Viktor, Drake.
geatedfRusseIl, Friedl, Sykes, Young,
Ashley, Ruscitto, Abrahamson, Choynacki.
L. L. ROZHON
Women's Athletic Director
With the aim of encouraging good sportsmanship, the Womans Athletic Association ol Morton
Junior College promotes many activities For just that purpose. It not only Fosters clean sportsmanship
and recreation for the women of the college, but it strives to help its members lead healthier and Finer
lives. Plans and arrangements are made by the board of directorswhich consists of ollicers and indi-
vidual sport managers.
Last fall a new novelty which is lcnown as speedball was introduced at M. C. which consisted
ol a combination of soccer, football, and speedball. It proved thoroughly successful, and all enjoyed
playing it. Basketball followed as a winter sport. Then came baseball and tennis to talce up the
spring months. Bowling continued throughout the entire year.
Qne ol the most outstanding activities ol the W. A. A. is their annual assembly program. This
year a circus was presented, and the members devoted all their spare time and ellorts to malce it a
sruccesgf. The circus was under the direction ol Linda-Lillian Rozhon, who acted as ring-master lor
t e a air.
This year the annual play-day at DeKalb Teachers College was called all, but since some un-
ltnowingly attended, a pleasant day was spent as special guests ol DeKalb. The regular play-day
Five seasons ol continuous attendance and participation in sports are the requirements lor a woman
to earn an M , This year Linda Rozhon, Florence Kozeny, Betty Neher, Eloise Grillot and June
Denmark have attained this goal.
was later held on March 25.
Kozeny, Rozhon, Neher, Grillot,
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SWIMMING ' ' ' THERE GOES A
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Brealclast l'lilce . .
Start ol Speedball Season
,lunior College Conference
Christmas Party .
Start of Basketball Season
Annual Assembly .
Winter Sport Day at DeKalb
LaGrange Basketball Game
Start ol Baseball Season
Coed Play-Day .
Tennis Tournament .
. November 'I9
. December QQ
, May 'I
After several years of relaxation the old speedball
rule boolc was dusted OFF and the women once again
indulged in an old favorite. And it certainly proved to
be a favorite, lor the turn out warranted two special
classes. The rules were changed slightly and a combina-
tion of speedboll, soccer, and football were played.
Three teams were chosen. Captains were Linda-
Lilian Rozhon, Alice Cihalc, and Marian Charvat
Eloise Grillot starred in her position ol goal-lceeper,
while June Denmarlc and Linda Rozhon vied honors
for malting goals in their positions ol right inner and
center forward. Margaret Noonan showed her
capability as a wing, while Althea Soucelc proved to
be the best defense player on the team. Cthers who
showed outstanding ability were Marian Charvat and
Front Rowvhflarge Noonan,
Eloise Grillot, June Denmark,
Linda Rozhon, and Emily l-lruslca.
Back RowHVivian Reznik,
Violet Jando, Rena Buffo, Flo
Kozeny, and Ann Golubek.
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Front Row4Marge Noonan,
Linda Rozhon, June Denmark, and
Back RowvVivian Reznilc,
Violet Jando, Rena Bulfo, Flo
Kozeny, and Ann Golubelc.
Without a doubt baslcetball proved to be, once again,
the favorite seasonal sport of the women. Through the
excellent coaching of Miss Callahan, and the Fine
management ol Emily l'lrusl4a, the baslcetball manager, the
women found practice evenings lull ol fun and excite-
ment. They improved their shooting and passing, and
relearned fundamentals to such a degree that they
themselves were proud of the results.
June Denmarlcls unexpected baslcets, Florence Ko-
zeny's standing still shots, Linda-Lillian Rozhonls close
and precise guarding, Althea Soucelcs long passes
all are recollections that cannot be stored away.
Front Row-Marge Noonan, Linda Rozhon,
June Denmark, and Eloise Grillot.
Back Row-Vivian Reznilc, Flo Kozeny,
Rena Bulfo, Violet Jando, Ann Golubek,
and Emily l-lruslca.
Ruth Kambersky, Ann Socol, Eloise Grillot,
Dorothy l-lula, Emily l-lruska, and Gwendolyn
The coming of spring heralded the baseball season.
As previously, the women played fourteen inch fast
lnstead of playing team games the women con-
centrated on techniques. They learned the correct
ways to throw, catch, pitch, and bat a ball. After
constant practice, a tournament climaxed the season.
Eloise Grillot proved her ability as a Fielder, Bette
Neher starred once again as a fast pitcher, Linda-
Lillian Rozhon proudly showed her batting ability, and
June Denmarlc outshone as a catcher.
But the freshmen were not to be outdone, Althea
Soucek was their star "Slugger", with Violet Jando,
Vivian Reznilc, and Alice Cihalc shining in the outfield.
A sad note entered the closing ol the college year,
for this was the last seasonal sport For the sophomores.
Although the season ended too quickly to please the
players, the outstanding success and enjoyment it gave
to those participating must be attributed to the coach,
Miss Callahan and the manager, Florence Kozeny.
This year's bowling group was considerably larger
than the one ol last year. It seems that college women
are following the trend of women all over the country,
for bowling among women has shown a remarlcable
increase especially in the last few years.
The Collegian sport page has contained many
bowling write-ups during the year, most of them written
by Miss Catherine Callahan, and bowling pamphlets
and information was given out freely to all women
talcing the sport. Bowling instructors at the alleys were
ever willing to help beginners as well as Hold hands",
and their Fine cooperation during the year has been
appreciated by women and men alil4e. l'laving become
acquainted with a recreational sport as valuable as
bowling has proved to be, college students continue
to enjoy and prolit by this sport lor years alter their
college days are over.
Tournaments are played at the end ol each semester.
Women who have retained high averages during the
year are Florence Szot, Cecelia Belderson, Emily
l'lrusl4a, Louise Kennedy, Eloise Grillot, and Florence
Kozeny, who brought her average up considerably
during the last hall ol the semester.
Cool fall winds and warmer spring breezes spelled
tennis to all of the active sports-minded women of
Morton Junior College. To climax the day with an
active game of tennis was an ideal thing for these
Each fall and spring the W. A. A. holds a tennis
tournament to determine the most able woman tennis
player. Last fall no tournament was held, but the spring
tournament made up for it. The procedure followed
in selecting a tennis champion is by elimination, with
regulation tennis rules.
Violet Janda was elected the tennis manager, and
she had charge of the sport this year. She supervised
the tournament and made all the necessary arrangements.
This position well suited her, for she proved to be an
excellent tennis player herself.
The courts most in use were the Clyde Parlc Courts,
although several women played off their part of the
tournament at the Berwyn Parlc Courts.
With the selections ofa tennis champion, the season
Manager Betty Neher once again took charge of
the swimming as she had last year. l'ler capability
and dependability as a swimming manager was well
tried out last year.
Under her capable direction a water pageant was
presented at the College Open l'louse May 5. ln
quantity and in quality this yearfs water pageant far
surpassed the one of last year.
Two of last years best swimmers, Dolores Tarson and
Betty Smith, aided the taslc of getting the show together.
Although the turnout of mermaids seemed especially
small during the winter season, the spring and summer
sessions showed considerable improvements in the
number. Familiar sights were graceful divers Bette
Neher and June Krupar and Betty Smith attempting
endurance and speed in her crawl strolces.
Swimming is one of the few sports that continue the
whole year round. The laclc of swimmers during the
winter months was due to the cold weather and rislcs
of colds. Then spring and summers months are always
favorites with the women swimmers, for the water not
only satisfies their desire to swim, but is refreshing and
cool against the heat of the day.
Front Row-Flo Kozeny, Vivian Reznik,
and Violet Janda.
Back Row-Linda Rohzon, June Denmarlc,
Eloise Grillot, and Emily l-lruska.
Seated-Lois Ellcer, Betty Smith, and
Standing-Linda Rozhon, Eleanore Grove,
and Bette Neher.
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