Shimer College - Acropolis Yearbook (Mount Carroll, IL)
- Class of 1950
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A ,l,v. N -.4 ' ' -Y: f, .x,.,. 4 lk r , v x, A 1 I 1 H 1 um.. :Q-,.,.v J-af--L , N, 4 ' I V 1 x f Q WE PR OUDL Y PRESENT THE 19491950 SEASUN OE SHIMER MEMORIES THE RECORD STAFF PATRICIA HAT'FON MARY JANE BERKSTRESSER . RUTH ALTENBERG BETTY ELLIN RONNIE NOBLE MARGARET CLIFFORD POLLY EBERHARDT MAROE NINK JOAN MACK BARBARA TONSOR LOIS LAMBRECHT LESLY SCHEINFELD PAT MERVIS . CAROLYN PIPER JOYCE W AGNER ANN MATHESON MARY TAFT TERRY NAKAUCPII SHIRLEY JOHNSON LOUISE VAN VLEET MR, PHILIP TRIPP . . Editor Business M anager Business Assistants Photography Editors . Cajgy Editors . Art Editors - Tvlfiflg . Production . Adviser 1 V jim 1950 Wacom! of .ibagd ana! .gzafiond af jranced .gzirner Cofige Woulzf Carrofz .gfdnoid mf YY Q SP QQ? ll Q l Remem ber the Remember the days we've spent at Shimer . . Days of learning, days of play, days dedicated to growth and preparation for tomorrow . . . Days ofijoy expressed through music, the music of laughter, throbbing with the optimism of youth. VVC were bound by spirit of unity but bound not so closely as to overshadow our individuality . . . Each one of us was part of the whole group, But the whole group regarded us individually. Remember how we rejoiced in the success of our friends . . . And the thrill we felt when we realized that we were part of a way of life. WE belong to Shimer, and Shimer belongs to US. . J Af DME! You Had Here There are many things about Shimer we shall never forget . . . The lovely green trees keeping their constant vigil over the campus, the grape arbor always reminding us Mrs. Shimer . . . Ivyclad Dearborn, sending forth melodies . . . Venerable Hathaway and its grillg bustling Bennett Hall at the edge of the golf course . . . Stately Science Hall and the art building, the gym, scene of teamwork . . . Nlerry McKee with its gracious dining roomg the infirmary 'VVest Hall annex, home of the vital post-office and cool green West Hall Lounge, social center at Shimer The lofty library and its symbolic steps and Doric columns And shining Metcalf tower thrusting upward to the sky . . . This is Shimer, our college, our home. of w a X Af IS fi ft mi -Q aww M ,www X V 1 X w w L..L.. . , 1 Mk: M, ,rl ww w W Axkgy-sf ,, .13 . e 3 - LC: Nw Y, 1H '! ,, ,, ,555 , u ' -3WgCz'S:2 ,, H ,Mx , , ,-f Aw! ,.. V .JE - H W, N 1 w ,X ,U M LQ. N'1yVCM'H M M MQ mx Y W ' v Eggs? ' KW ' 3 T Fall: femon of Melloiwneff Remember coming through the gate and seeing the Shimer campus in its autumnal array. The first week was filled with the excitement of greeting old friends and establishing new and lasting friendships . . . Remember meeting the faculty in the hospitable atmosphere of Sawyer House . . . The Y.VV.C.A. Tea . . . The Y'Vho's VVho party '... The picnic and stunt night with our faculty advisers. Remember the long hours ofpreparation and the united eH'orts which culminated in the exciting hockey game . . . the Parentis Day program The successful Junior prom with its HStairway to 77 the Starsl' . . . the eagerly awaited '4Romeo and Juliet . Remember Thanksgiving Vacation and the sudden awareness of our maturing ideas and a new sense of adult responsibilities. We saw new aspects in Mother and Dad and in our friends at home. Fall at Shimer was the gateway to new ideas and new experience. :ak 5 , e Fun he the Fall COLLEGE HOCKEY TEAM Being a team player meant practice every after- noon for a good part of the fall season, and the players were all happy participa- tors in the annual college versus academy game which was played on Parentls Day week-end. Standing from left to right are Virginia Nelson, Polly Eberhart, jill Mick- elson, Marge Nink, Dixie Berry, Barb Tonsor. Kneeling are Margaret CliiTord, Roberta Patter- son, Margaret Wimmer, Capt. Tex Gackle, Lois Lambrecht, Lois Laughlin and Sue Purcifull. CHEERLEADERS The cheerleaders, main- tainers of the pep, steam and enthusiasm at the sports events are from left to right, Marilyn Smith, Carol Kness, Bonnie Watts and Bette Enabnit for college. Academy cheerleaders are Joyce Stevenson, Marge Leh- mann, Glenda Howard and Harriet Lawyer. ACADEMY HOCKEY TEAIXI Academy players are proud to have played such a fine game against college, and it looks as if they are going to make a good college team for next year. Standing from left to right are Maurita Man- worren, Carolyn Piper, Pat Mervis, Margaret Curtiss, Gloria Kelly, Margaret Maennle, Lucy Lauter, Ann Sherman. Kneeling are Barbara Johnson, June Bluestein, Captain Harriet Kirck- hoff, Marianne Flannigan and Karen Epstein. 9 ,W rffv ww H mv s w 'W L N , A , 1 . -, 1, 1 ' mf: wx -, s. sf.. NT W '3fi2if'.w 'L '1 4-:N 5 I ai . Vwhieffx 56015014 of Merrzmeni Remember winter days at Shimer dayswhen snow fellquietly and nights when the winter moon reflected on the campus in all its sparkling beauty. Those were calm, serene days, and ones that will always be with us in memories. Christmas time brought many events . . . the busy Y.W.C.A. Bazaar . . . the Christmas Pageant . . . gay dorm parties . . . carolers . . . and Christmas vacation, when we went home filled with the happy spirit of the season. There were carefree times in winter, too. Sleigh rides . . . sledding on the golf course . . . ice skating . . . and the faculty play which made us all realize what a marvelous sense of unity reigns between students and faculty at Shimer . . . the thrilling intramural basket- ball games . . . and concluding with an Enchanted Evening at the Sophomore Prom. Remember the bleak days that preceded the semester examina- tions, and then the miraculous sunny days that followed them? Another epoch was closed . . . more memories made. Why! az Wondefyful mhief Bazffeeibozfl This year basketball has been the biggest attraction on the sports calendar because of the many tournaments and crucial games during the season. The Round Robin Tournament consisted of teams from the different classes and ended with a victory for Kay Okamoto's senior class team. Bennett Hall is still the bearer of the interdorm tournament plaque, and college was the victor in the college versus academy game. Pictured at the top are the winners of the Round Robin Tournament. Standing left to right are: Terry Nakauchi, Polly Eberhart, Ann Grarup, Margf Taft, Pat Grubbs. Kneeling in the center is the team captain, Kay Okamoto. In the lower picture are the winners of the inter-gym class tournament. Standing left to right are: Barbara johnson, Harriet Kirckhoff, Sue Kriegsrnan, Ann Grarup, Lucy Lauter. Kneeling Maurita Manworren, Captain Carolyn Piper, Marge Lehman and Marianne Flannigan. 13 3 14 fpffmcgx Seaton of Fuyillmem Remember Shimer in the Spring . . . the first signs of green in the grass . . . the blossoms . . . warm days spent on the golf course sun- bathing . . . Remember the sudden lift in spirits that we all felt and how happy we were to be young and alive and here at Shimer. Spring will be remembered for many events: 'lBrief Musica' . . the Easter Pageant . . . the choir tour '... Spring vacation, the time For relaxation and lun and maybe romance . . . the Senior Prom . . . Skip day . . . Senior tables . . . Homecoming, with the May Queen reigning over the traditional May Fete . . . Horse Show . . . the lovely Library sing . . . Baccalaureate and Commencement, which marked the end of a perfect year. Spring' was a happy season. Wfe had grown to know and love one another and Shimer. Each day was filled with joy because we were together. As the end of the year grew near, we were all saddened by the knowledge that we would soon have to part, but we knew that our days at Shimer could never be taken away from us. Here we grew in knowledge, understanding and love, and the qualities we acquired at Shimer would be with us forever. hfeff Mejefzjf Ike Queen PAT GRUBBS i l I mm' Mr Cami 0fP1fmce5fe.f Standing from left to rightg Mary Atchison, Mfargaret Curtiss, Carolyn Piper, Ethel Okamura, Marge Lehmann and Jean Hemmingsen. Seated from left to right are Liane john, Catherine Franke, lVIaid of Honor Polly Ebcrhart Nlargaret Wimmer, and Dixie Berry. 'Let us rejoice in the Queen of the May! Let us be gay and alive with the music of Spring and love and laughter. Let there be song and inerriment for her majesty and her pastel' court. Youthful hearts proclaim the joy of this day. The Queen proudly reigns on her throne, surrounded by her lovely Princesses, and her jubilant followers fill the air with happy cheers. Rejoice, for this is the mouth of May, and this is the Queen of the May. May these symbols of Spring reign forever. I 19 . J d 4 f V5 li Q .. i r ul! Remem ber Ike Dazyf Remember a Shimer day that began with an alarm clockfs brazen, resented ring and your roommatels mournful groan as she rolled over and went back to sleep . . . the frantic arousal and quick dash across campus for a cup of coffee . . . the quick puffs on your morning cigarette . . . your first class and the trouble you had staying awake . . . the clang of the bell and the startled rush to the post oflice: Is the mail in yet? . . . the disappointed struggle to chapel . . . one of Dr. Hutchins, thought-provoking talks . . . dissecting that frog in Bi. Sci., sharpening that luncheon appetite . . . on to the dining hall: 'fl-Iere we stand like birds in the wilderness . . . a quick hand of bridge before choir practice . . . We too would sing Thy praisei' . . . You Quan! Hara An afternoon spent in the science lab: VVon7t that bell ever ring? . . . a coke and ping pong in the grill: ':Ooh! You should have gotten that corner shot! . . . a spurt of athletic enthusiasm quickly clamped by Hey, let's go for a swim, '... searching for a pin at the last minute to hold together the place where the hook broke last week . . . a short half hour glance, posing in front of the mirror in the gay Hnery f... romantic candlelight supper . . . clown to the books after the VVest Hall lounge program . . . or play practice or your treasured night out . . . parties and squeals before the quiet hour . . the slowly dying drowsy murmurs . . . and so to bed to dream ofthe formal dance and that handsome man who'll come down . . . ah, for dreams. tat' XA? .,d. i l YC 4 Qu 21 Left to right are Dr. Handy and Miss Hostetter. Standing is Mr. Pooler. fifumamzfzlef It says in the Catalogue that Humanities is an integrated study of the achieve- ments of men as expressed in Art, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Religion. And that is exactly what it is, but it is also something more. It is the fascinating philosophical discussions led by Dr. Handy, whose adept mind clarifies with ease his students confusions . . . Art of the World as revealed to us through the wise eyes of Miss Hostetter, famous for her wry humor . . . the full and ardent appreciation of music transmitted by Mr. Pooler's enthusiasm and sensi- tivity . . . Dr. Hutchinis unending sincerity and willingness to council . . . and the Religion in Life Conference led by Washington University's Dr. Huston Smith. The Humanities have strived to make us humane. 22 Dr. john Russel and Dr. Merrill Hutchins conversing with Dr. Huston Smith, leader of the Religion in Life Conference, at a seminar held in West Hall lounge. Y. XV. C. A. The purpose of the Y.VV.C.A. is to create a spirit of friendship on the campus, and beyond that to peoples of other nations. Y.YV.C.A. sponsors the Big-Little-Sister tea and banquet, the Who's YVho Party, Christmas Bazaar, a scholarship for a worthy student, and the Student-Faculty basketball game, which ends the year's activities. A number of other worthwhile projects are successfully carried out each year: the inspirational religion in life conference, the World Student Service Fund, the CARE drive, and the Save the Children Federation Clothing Drive. The oflicers are Pat Grubbs, president, Ann Grarup, first Vice-president, Mar- garet Curtiss, Second Vice-president, Harriet Kirckhoff, Secretaryg Carolyn Piper, Treasurer. 23 1 l l l Pictured are Mr. McBride and Miss Lafans. form! 5625466 The primary purposes of the Social Sciences are to create in us an interest in con- temporary society, to help us to develop an adequate understanding of the basic values of society, and to teach us the importance of acquiring skill in the realm of critical analysis. This study has its human aspects too . . . Mr. McBride's intensely personal interest in his subject and students . . . his expressive gestures and familiar references to the universal citizen , Duncan . . . Miss Lafans' concern for accuracy . . . her famous reviews before exams . . . her sympathetic counseling. X'Ve will remember I.R.C.'s lively concern with world affairs .w . . the renowned debates . . . their guest Mr. James Eldridge and his stimulating remarks about the United Nations. The Social Sciences have made us realize our place in the world. 24 The Rexidence Ha!! Corn- miltee is concerned with the pattern of life in the dorm. It strives to main- tain an atmosphere con- ducive to study and a spirit of friendliness in the dorm relationships. Seated: Phyllis Grubbg Margairet Maennleg Mary Taftg Ethel Okamura, chair- mang Barbara Tonsorg Ann Sherrnang Maurita Manworren. Standing: Mrs. Kreigerg lDr. Handyg Dean I-Iinesg Lois Lamb- recht. The aim of the Caunsi! Qf Student Ajairs is to unify the social and academic activities on campus. It acts on the basis of student opinion and administra- tive guidance. Seated: Joellen Twohig, publica- tionsg Phyllis Grubb, mem- ber-at-largeg Pat Mervis, treasurer 5 Lois Lambreeht, presidcntg Ethel Okamura, seeretaryg Maurita Man- worren, member-at-largeg Pat Grubbs, Y.W.C.A.g Standing: Miss Birkctt, faculty adviserg Dean Hinesg Bette Lerch, club representative. The modern world is a complicated place. The International Relaliorzs Club instils an interest in cur- rent world affairs through the speakers it presents to the student body and its debates on current prob- lems. Seated: Mr. Mc- Bride, Rebecca Whisler, Mary Taft, Mary Jane Berkstresser, presidentg Phyllis Grubb, Pat Grubbs, Miss Lafans. Standing: Marilyn Zaremski, Dianne Donels. . 25 Seated left to right: Miss Birkettg Miss Baxter. Standing: Miss Story. Naziurrzf. 562274665 The purpose ofthe study of natural science is to cultivate skill in scientific thinking through consideration of the nature of scientific knowledge, the way in which it was discovered, and the method of thought involved in its application to problems. But science is studied by people . . . our scientists include Miss Baxter, famous for her experiments, and her quizzical smile . . . shy Miss Birkett, known for her breath- less lectures, and for her faultless grooming . . . lVIiss Story, who will be remembered for her artistic drawings, and quiet charm. The Natural Sciences have made us aware of the wondrous world we live in. Q 26 A basic part of a general education program is a direct application of the scientilic method. The chemistry laboratory course has, through experi- mentation, given us an insight into our physical environment. The Zoology class, through readings, lecture and laboratory experi- ences, acquaints us with animal life. The principles of zoology are presented so the student may under- stand manis place in nature and his relation- ship to other forms of animal life. The Home Economics Department sponsors the Sarah Hosteller Home Eco- nomics Club. It is afliliated with both state and Na- tional Home Economics Associations. The club sends delegates to the State Conventions in the fall and to the National Province meeting in Chi- cago in February. The club sponsors one outside speaker each year and participates in one trip to some point of special interest to a home making group. 'The officers are Becky Whisler, Presidcntg Marianne Flannigan, Vice-Presidentg Terry Na- kauchi, Secretaryg Mar- garet Clifford, Publicity Manager. 27 'ggi l . Seated left to right: Mr. Tripp, Miss Carreno, Miss Thorecn. Commummizbm In order to communicate our thoughts and feelings we must depend upon our ability to read, write, listen, observe, and speak. It is upon this foundation that all educational experience is based, and apart from it little education is possible. Skillful communications makes life more meaningful for us, and makes possible a greater understanding of one another. But we learn more than grammar . . . ultimate truth and metaphysics mingle with basic language construction in Mr. Tripp's informal class discussions . . . his Falstaf- Han humor makes him a favorite on the Shimer campus. Adventures in Europe are mixed with French to give the cosmopolitan flavor to Miss Thoreen's French classes . . . her humor and casual comments enliven the studious atmosphere . . . we will all remember Miss Carreno's earnest teaching, and skillful dancing, which added a genuine Latin-American air to the Spanish grammar. Studying Communications has taught us better to convey our ideas to one another and has shown us the place of language in our lives. 28 l Publzbozizbm The members of Scampus informed the campus of local events in their regular monthly issues, Heading the staff as editor for the first semester was Joellen Twohig. Staff from left to right: Mishlove, Mervis, Eberhart, Twohig, Adviser Dr. Handy, Purcifull, Wagner, Altenberg, Reber. Bobbie Garvey,second semester editorg Nink, Scheinfeldg Tonsor not shown. V The Record staff depicted the local events in their proper proportion in the yearly frame. Pat Hatton guided Record policy for the year. Seated from left to right: Altenberg, Mervis, Lanubrecht, Ellin, Mr. Tripp, adviserg Standing: Piper, Eberhart, Nink, Mack, Clifford, Tonsor, Matheson, Hatton, Wagnerg Scheinfelcl not shown. 29 ,f 1 A From left to right are: Mrs. Pooler, Miss Kramer, Mr. Knealc, and lVIiss St. John. Fme Am The fine Arts include the Graphic and Plastic Arts, Music, and Drama. In the classroom, we develop a general understanding of these arts as well as increasing performing skill and arousing new interests. To us the arts act as a refuge from the ordinary. Here, we are able to express ourselves and develop our personalities, and such training, accompanying the other academic work, challenges us to an awareness of the constant need for art in everyday lite. Remember Miss St. ,Iohn's amiable conversations . . . her constant urge for more practice . . . her mastery of the keyboard . . . Petite Mrs. Pooler's subtle humor . , . the friendly atmosphere at her lessons . . . her artistic finesse . . . Remember Miss Kramer's lively good humor . . . her skillful and able directing . . . her polished recitals . . . Mr. Kneale's affability . . . his soft spoken manner . . . his quiet compe-- tence. The fine arts made our spirits rise. J 30 Under the inspired di- rection of Frank M. Poolcr, the Fralzfex Slzimer College Choir is one of the largest and most active groups on campus. It has been fea- tured in various programs throughout the year and has presented many beauti- ful concerts in the neigh- boring communities. Mi'. Pooler has taken the group of forty-live girls on an extended concert tour throughout Illinois. Mar- garet Wimn1er is president of this organization. Pro Musica is a group for the musically talented on campus. The purpose of the club is to further a deeper appreciation of the art. During the school year it acts as host to visiting musicians and sponsors both student and faculty recitals. This group is led by Mrs. Pooler and Miss St. John. Dixie Berry is president. The Chapel -S'irzgers, di- rected by Mr. Frank Pooler, are twelve girls chosen for their outstand- ing voices and musical ability. This group aug- mented the concert pro- gram of the choir. Front row left to right: Lois Lambrecht, Pat Hatton, Mary Ellen Hageman, Arden Cummings, Priscilla Maris. Second row left to right are: Maurita Man- worren, Dixie Berry, Phyl- lis Grubb, Joretta Cher- mak, Mary Jane Berkstres- ser, Margaret Wimmcr. 31 Green Curlain is the dra- matic organization of the Shimer campus. Eligibility to the club is determined by its present members. Outstanding production members may also be admitted into the club. Green Curtain participates in the Christmas and Easter pageants and the production of two three- act plays under the able direction of Miss jacque- line Kramer. This year's presentations were Romeo and Juliet and Brief Music . The club officers are Maxine Gackle, pres.g Polly Ebcrhart, vice- pres. 3 Lois Lambrecht, see.g Jean Hemmingson treas.5 Pat Mervis, Znd. vice-pres. Phi Tlzela Ifafijzab' eligi- bility rests on scholastic attainment and leader- ship. Our chapter of this honor society was in- stalled in 1932. Left to right are: Ethel Okamura, Dianne Donels, and Mary Jane Berkstresser. Girls are eligible for membership in Della Psi Omega, dramaties honorary fraternity, by outstanding performance or produc- tion work in the field of drama. From the left around are: Pat Mcrvis, Betty Lerch, Miss Kramer, .Ioan Saidel, Tex Gackle, and Lois Lambrecht. The purpose of the Art Club is to develop self- reliance and ability to express one's self. Under the direction of Mr. Blen- don Kneale this group sponsors student and pro- fessional exhibitions. The officers of the club are Carolyn Piper, pres.g jo- ellen Twohig, vice-pres.g Marge Lehmann, sec. and treas. 32 it ir Qgyfuf Remember the Moniaguef emez' Cezpuleif? The Green Curtain Dramatic Club Romeo . ' - MaI'i1gUfJ0ga1'Cf?Slg of Mercutio . . a y raw or Benvolio . . Maxine Gackle FRANCES SHIMER COLLEGE Tybalt I A . Barham Tumor Presents Friar Laurence . . Joan Saidel R O M E O A N D J U L l E T Friar-John . . Patricia Mervis by Lady Montague . . Joyce Stevenson Vviuiarn Shakespeare Lacly Capulet . . Lois Larnbrecht Juliet . . . Catherine Franke JACQUELINE ORIET KRAMER Nurse to Juliet . Jean Hemmingsen Director Balthasar . . Patricia Mervis Abram . Carolyn Piper Aff1lJ1'6 Q71 FRANK M, POOLER Sampson . Maurita Manworren Pages . . Joyce Stevenson CAST Marjorie Lehmann Escalus . . . Delores Chaimson Gregory ' ' ' Sally Thompson Paris . . Dianne Donels Dancers ...... Betty Ellin, Montague . . Margareta Weicker Donels, Gackle, Stevenson, Franke, Tonsor, Craw- Capulet . . Polly Eberhart ford, Lehman. 33 l l Standing Iegft to right: Miss Marcella Roberts, Mr. William Grassman, Miss Mildred jayues. Seated left lo riglzl: Mrs. Dorothy Swetting, Mrs. Lee Grifford. THE PRACTI CAL ARTS The goal of the Practical Arts Department is to supplement and season the aca- demic life, and develop skills in the fields of home economics, commerce and physical education. 'We will always remember Sweetie's cherubic smile . . . her vibrant chatter . . . the informal atmosphere of the home ec lab . . . Mrs. GiHord's tireless encourage- ment . . . Her famous one minute tests . . . the cheerful clacking of the typing room . . . our vivaeious Miss Roberts . . . her contagious zeal . . . the friendly competitive spirit of her classes . . . The blonde-haired, blue-eyed Mr. Grass- man . . . his expert horsemanship . . . his reassuring calmness . . . Miss Jaynes, Director of Equitation . . . her mellifluous voice . . . her engaging manner. The Practical Arts gave us many happy and useful hours. 34 Under the sponsorship of Miss Mildred .Iaynes and Mr. William Grassrnan, the Boots and Sadzllzrs club does much to encourage students to- ward better equestrian activities. Each year it sponsors a trip to the International Livestock Show in Chicago. The olicers are Louise York, presidentg Barbara Goldhne, vice-president. The development of grace and ease in water is the primary aim of the Swimming Club. This group is sponsored by Miss Ellen Birkett. The president of the club is Margaret Wirnrner. The largest and perhaps the most active club on campus is the Allzlelic Assnczfalirm under the able guidance of Miss Marcy Roberts. Eligibility for the club depends upon loyal participation in the seasonal sports. The officers of the club areg Maxine Gackle, president: Dixie Berry, vice- presidentg Carolyn Piper, secretary and treasurerg Roberta Patterson, publicity manager. 35 ,f 4' K Ag if l Remem ber Ike Friend! The Russels serving tea at Sawyer house . . . your counselors ready with words of encouragement and understanding . . . the spirit of fellowship between the faculty and their students . . . your friends from far-off lands and those from your home state . . . the little sister who came to you for advice . . . Mount Carroll, our home for the year You D726 Made Here . . and cheerful smile of the town's people . . . the Dairy Bar's malts and the Y- Knot . . . window shopping on Main street . . . Jefferson's wagging tail and his haven with Miss Bell . . . reminiscing with old friends and founding new and lasting friendships . . . Remember the friends youive made here and donit forget to come back someday. ,I A! 13 5. mi 7 , L-4' MISS A. BETH HOSTETTER MRS. RUTH REYNOLDS HINES Registrar Dean of Students Admznzfimizon The heavy responsibility of Chief Administrative Officer of the College was under- taken this year by Dr. John Hamilton Russel. Assuming the acting presidency upon the resignation of Dr. Albin C. Bro, Dr. Russel has impressed faculty and students alike with his capacity for hard work and straight thinking. Mrs. Russel and their youngsters, Sarah and Jackie, have made Sawyer House, the President's residence, a bright and charming place. The name A. Beth Hostetter is, for all practical purposes, synonymous with Frances Shimer College. Her life has been and still is a reflection ofthe College and its ideals. She has Hlled almost every important post in the College in her thirty-two years of service, and at present, in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is Registrar. Mrs. Ruth Reynolds Hines, our Dean of Students, has so many responsibilities that to name them all would Hll a book. But she manages to meet them all with poise, and a ready smile. Her oiiice door is always open, and those who enter are assured of personal attention and of careful consideration of problems. 38 Lrjl I0 flight: Mrs. Russel jackie Sarah Dr. Russel Admzmkimizlfe Sidi The Administrative Staff of Frances Shimer contributes to both the success of the academic and social pursuits on campus. With their competent assistance, life is made simpler and pleasanter for us all. Above standing from left to right are Mrs. Glen H. Stoweg Mrs. Helen Kriegerg Mr. S. W. Alden and Miss Louise Macy. Seated are Mrs. Hilda McNeal, Mrs. Elsie Carmichael and Mrs. Jenn Baichly. Below standing are Mr. R. H. Seitner, Mrs. Mildred Packard, and Mr. Arthur Fetterolf. Seated are Mrs. Lillian Patton, Mrs. M. P. Roske, Mrs. Gordon Smith, Mrs. Lee Gifford, Mrs. D. E. Carr and Miss Frances Roskeg Miss Mary E. Bell, Mrs. Thelma Hommedew, Mr. Hugh Wilson not pictured. 39 The fmzbfff lflQ6l7f The Senior Class represents the winter season at Shimer. It is clear and crystalline, and the manifestation of a year spent together working toward a common goal. The Seniors must now look forward to the coming seasons of their lives, and though they each will fulfill their lives in different ways, there will always be a vivid remem- brance that the last maturing days at Shimer ushered in the Spring ofa new life. JOAN MACK MARGE WEICKER Winfield, Illinois Chicago, Illinois President Vice.pr1f.vi1lerzt Hxre'.r to M acl: lfV6Z'C1CZI'j1I.S'l Baerlz' made il. Sl1e'.r true blue 5,355 -Z2'U!'Z'50'na'?7,, Choir '49, Green Curtain '50, Swimming 'mu-4 an 'mug ' Club '50, Romeo and Juliet : Christmas Pageant '50. Literary Editor of Record '50, Hathaway Hall Council '49, FireChief '49, Scampus'49, Swimming team '49, May Fete '49, junior Dance Committee, Senior Dance Committee, chairman, Choir '50 MARGARET WIMMER .REBECCA WHISLER Cuba City, Wisconsin Savanna, Illinois A Treannez' S, Mremry 4' Thais Ilzc Truth! acshw , ' L71 H 'UNO' f m un 't choir '49, President '50, AA., Hockey '50 X l Swimming Club '50, College Captain '50, Home Inc. Club President '50, I.R.C. '50, Chapel Singers ,504 Dadws Day p1.ogl.am:49, Cllml' '50- '50, ChristmasPageant '49, '50, Easter Pag- eant '49, Cheer Leader '49, Senior Dance Committee, linancial Chairman '50. 40 Ike Mantle of Wafer Wbzfe The Senior Class will always remember Shimer as the commencement of the intel- lectual and social expansion of life's values. Shimerls indelible impression has not required an atmosphere of formality. Rather, the recognition of life's permanent goals has come through the informality and friendliness for which Shimer is noted. It is with regretful but happy nostalgia that the Senior Class leaves its Alma Mater. 41 WSE 2 ? Wx 4 5 mga MARY JANE BERKSTR ESSER Mount Carroll, Illinois Thr maz'n.vlqv LJ Ilia second .voprarm.s Phi Theta Kappa '49, Vice-President '50, I.R.C. '49,. President '50, Record Business Manager '50, Pro Musica '49, Vice-President '50, Chapel Singers '49, '50, Choir '49, '502 May Fete '49, Dad's Day Program '49, Christ- mas Pageant '49, '50, Easter Pageant '49, Conservatory Recital '49, '50, I.R.C. Con- ference Delegate '49, '50. MAURINE COLEMAN Bloomington, Illinois S11gar's raring Io marrv L11r1j1 '. Art Club '49, '50, Decoration Committee, Junior Dance. DIANNE DONELS Vinton, Iowa Beauty, braim, and Il .vecn'! Phi Theta Kappa '49, President '50, Green Curtain '50, Romeo and Juliet , Elizabeth the Queen , Christmas Pageant, '49, '50, I.R.C. '49, '50, Y.W.C.A. Financial Com- mittee '50. DIXIANNA BERRY Anamosa, Iowa So1nedq1f wtf!! hmr Dir al lhe Mc! Pro Musica '49, President '50, Chapel Singers '49, Choir '49, '50, A.A. '49, Vice- President '50, Hockey '50, Basketball '49, '50, Christmas Pageant '49, '50, Easter Pageant '49, Dacl's Day Program '49, '50, Conservatory Recitals '49, '50, Library Staff '49, '50, Song Leader. MARGARET CLIFFOR D Cambridge, lllinois Figure, not lzmg' it rirazus j7ie.r! Record Photography Editor '50, Home Ee Club '49, Publicity Manager '50, A.A. '49, '50, Hockey '49, '50, Basketball '49, '50, Ask for Me Tomorrow -crew, Camera Club '49, May Pete '49, Volley Ball '50, Stage Crew, ':Brief Music . POLLY EBERHART Milwaukee, VVisconsin Hoff is our linzburger cl1ee.vz'cake Choir '49, '50, A.A. '50, Basketball '50, Hockey '50, Green Curtain Vice-Pres. '50, Romeo and Juliet , Christmas Pageant '49, '50, Easter Pageant '49, May Fete '49, Dad's Day Program '49, Vice-President of Bennett, Record Staff'50, Seampus StaFf 50. 43 ANN GRARUP SheHielcl, Iowa '6Turn on that Iowa disc j0!'kt?17!,, Y.W.C.A. First Vice-President, '49, '50, Choir '49, '50, Pro-Musica, Social Chairman '50, Conservatory Recital '50, Basketball '49, '50, Christmas Pageant '49,'50, Art Club '49, May Fete '49, Chairman of Religion Educa- tion Committee. PAT GRUBBS Center Point, Iowa The popcorn fed conzmediemzef' Y.W.C.A., Social Committee '49, President '50, I.R.C. '50, Choir '50, May Fete '49, Basketball '50, NANCINEL KRAUS Remember lhosefoodftnfls in .Nan'.f room! Choir '49, '50, May Fcte '49, Christmas Pageant '50. 44 PHYLLIS GRUBB Wichita, Kansas Lousy lo look al, delighyul lo hear. Pro Musica '50, I.R.C., Program Chairman, '50, Council of Student Affairs '50, Religious Council '50, Choir '50, Chapel Singers '50, Conservatory Recitals '50, Basketball '50, Hathaway Hall Secretary '50. PATRICIA HATTON Buenos Aires, Argentina Came on, Kiddo, Left work fm Record! Hathaway President '49, Fire Chief '50, Record Editor '50, A.A. '49, '50, Class Secretary '49, I.R.C. '49, Spanish Club '49, Choir '49, '50, Chapel singers '50, Hockey '49, Swimming Club '49, '50, Camera Club '49, May Court '49, ' LOIS LAMBRECHT Sterling, Illinois Hammy Lambz'e's al it again. Green Curtain '49, Secretary '50, 'cAsk for Me Tomorrow , Happy journey , Two Against the Gods , Romeo and Juliet, Brief Music , Speech Recital '50, Delta Psi Omega '50, Easter Pageant '49, Christmas Pageant '49, '50, Choir '49, '50, Chapel Singers '50, A.A. '50, Hockey '50, Basketball '50, Volleyball '50, Hathaway Hall Council '49, May Court '49, Record Literary Editor '50, President of Student Affairs '50. V 46 ,, -A. ANNE MATHESON Davenport, Iowa 'CAJUN-Sparklizzg :gms and a wil Io match Home lic Club '49, '50g Hathaway Hall Vice-President '5Og Record Staff '50g May Fctc'49. VIRGINIA NELSON Fenimore, Wisconsin A1zmz! Glillllill A.A. '49, '50, Hockey '49, '50g Nfay Fetc '49, KAY OKANIOTO Chicago, Illinois Kako'J our baskelbnil flash! A.A.A. '49, publicity manager '50g Home Ee. Club President '49, '5Og Basketball '49, '5Og Spanish Club '49g I.R.C. '49. TERRY NAKAUCHI Chicago, Illinois UGood things come in small packages! Home Ec Club '49, Secretary, '50g Y.W.C.A. Social Service Committee, '50g Basketball All Stars. ANN O'HAIRE Des Moines, Iowa Hg, have you heard this nm? I.R.C. '49, Choir '50, May Fete '49. ETHEL OKAINIURA Honolulu, T.H. Pee cracked up, Illini' Birkell! Hathaway Hall Council '49, Hathaway Vice- President '49, Camera Club '495 Scampus Typing Editor '49, May Court '49, I.R.C. '49, '50, Y.W.C.A. Financial Committee '50, Phi Theta Kappa '49, Secretary '50g Council of Student Affairs, Secretary '50. 47 JOAN SAIDEL Mt. Carroll, Illinois Mfr: wislzyozz lzappirzesr, Sl1lZ!!'V.,7 Green Curtain '49, '50, Elizabeth the Queen , Happy Journey , Romeo and Juliet , Delta Psi Omega '50g May Fete '49g Dad's Day '49, '50, Christmas Pageant '49, '50, Easter Pageant '49g A.A.A. '49, '50g Horse Show '49, Council of Student Affairs. BARBARA TONSOR Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Dr, Azzllzony, wlzafx TOUR ,11roblem? I.R.C. '49, Home Ec Club '49, Camera Club '49g Junior Dance '49g May Fctc '49g Y.W. C.A. Religious Committee '49, Scampus Feature Editor '49g '50, Record Literary .Editor '49, '50g A.A. '50, Hockey '50, Volley- ball '50g Basketball '50g Choir '50, Christmas Pageant '50, Dad's Day Program '50, Eliza- beth the Queen crewg Romeo and Juliet , Residence Affairs Council '50, Bennett Hall President '5O. MARILYN JO ZAREMSKI Los Angeles, California CalUornia with Glenn or bust! I.R.C. '50, Scampus Staff '50, Green Curtain '50g Romeo and Juliet , Two Against the Gods , Dad's Day Program '50, Speech Recital '50, Christmas Pageant '50, Brief Music , Masque of Queens . 48 MARY TAFT Warren, Illinois U Wlzat'.v the good word, Tqbf? I.R.C. '49, Secretary-Treasurer '50g Home Ee Club '49, '50, Camera Club '49g Record Staff '50, Hathaway Hall Council '49g Presi- dent of Hathaway '50, Residence Affairs Council '5Og Y.W.C.A. Social Committee '49, Basketball '49, '50, May Fete '49. JOELLEN TWOHIG Sioux City, Iowa I wish Jonzebady would plqr wilh me. Editor of Scampus 'SOQ Student Affairs Council '5Og Green Curtain '50, Art Club '49, Vice-President 'SOQ 'gRomeo and Juliet crewg Christmas Pageant '50, 49 The fblifllbiff AW A5 Color uf Autumn The cooperativeness and participation in Shimer activities that this unior Class ' has demonstrated, promises well for the future. The unity achieved during thls year will not easily be lost, and the power of this unitv will make the unlor Class a memorable class in Shimer's annals. NIARY Arcmsoiv Independence, Iowa PIFSZDZIHIIZ JORETTA CI-IERMAK Manitowoc, Wisconsin Sl'6'I'6l!ll:V 50 IVIARY WARD Vinton, Iowa Vice-Prexidml' MARx' LOUISE VAN VLEET West Orange, New Jersey Treasurer - illssfff' 1 . min Y H SHIRLEY AXELSON Rockford, Illinois MARY CRAMP Old Greenwich, Conn. SYLVIA EDISON Chicago, Illinois NANCY BINNER Winnetka, Illinois ARDEN CUMMINGS Clinton, Iowa BARBARA ELLINGER Park Ridge, Ill. CAROL BRYDON Glen Ellyn, Ill. JUDY DASKAL Chicago, Illinois BETTIE ENABN IT Osage, Iowa DELOR ES CHAIMSON Shawano, Wisconsin CHARLOTTE EDISON Chicago, Illinois CATHERINE FRANKE Detroit, Michigan MAXINE GACKLE Hobbs, New Mexico JOANN HAMMOND Hammond, Indiana SHIRLEY JOHNSON Glen Ellyn, Illinois 52 ROBERTA GARVEY Detroit, Michigan JEAN HEMMINGSEN Belmond, Iowa CAROL KNESS Chadwick, Illinois BARBARA GOLDFINE Chicago, Illinois NANCY HOMMEDEW Mt. Carroll, Illinois TSUN-YU KWAN Chicago, Illinois BETTY GOSSARD Lanark, Illinois DIANE HUMBLE Chicago, Illinois LOIS LAUGHLIN Osage, Iowa BETTE LER CH Dclafield, Wis, JILL MICKELSON Elmhurst, Ill. SUZANNE PURCIFUL Elmhurst, Ill. -'im I 1 elf? ' BIARY LOU LUNDGREN La lvioillc, Ill. BEVERLY MONSON Rockford, Illinois ANN REBER Rockford, Illinois IVIARY MCDONALD KAY MQLAUGHLIN Wilmctte, Ill. Manitowoc, Wis. MARGE N INK ROBERTA PATTERSON Glen Ellyn, Ill. Minocqua, Wis. 1 IVIIRIAM SCHEINFELD MARILYN SMITH Chicago, Illinois Park Ridge, Ill. -.15 I I az! JOYCE STUART Waukegan, Ill. BONNIE WESSEL Omaha, Neb. ELSIE YAMAMOTO Chicago, Ill. S4 ANNA TIBBETTS Alma, Mich. DOROTHY WILLIAMS Cambridge, Ill. LOUISE YORK Chicago, Ill. .JOYCE WAGNER BONNIE WATTS Amboy, Ill. Osage, Iowa DELORES WOOD JEANNETTE WOODWARD Rockford, III. Lombard, Ill. OW funny Summer SOIDLOWGOVKJ Commencement, for the Sophomore class, carries a literal as well as a traditional meaning. For its members, commencement will mean not only the end of high school with its carefree youthfulness, but also the beginning of college days with all the attendant joys and responsibilities. They will now begin new lives as young' adults with increased maturity as their goal. ' HARRIE'F Kuzcxnorr MARGARET MAENNLE Madison, Wis. Berwyn, Ill. Pl'l'Jl'!lFVll V IDC?-Pl'ZS7lI!U1Zl NIARY ELLEN HAGEMAN Ray, Ind. Secnflapf- Treaxzzrer RUTH ALTENBERG JUNE BLUESTEIN SALLY CRAWFORD MARGARET CURTISS Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Peoria, III. Stockton, Ill. BLANCHE JOHNSON DONNA KAY GLORIA KELLY SUSAN KREIGSMAN Milwaukee, Wis. Chicago, III. Ixlilwaukce, Wis. Pekin, Ill. LUCY LAUTER MARGIE LEHMANN PAT MERVIS BARBARA NIISHLOVE Chicago, Ill. Sioux City, Ia. Barrington, Ill. Boone, Ia. 56 PAT PELLETT Chicago, Ill. ANN SHERMAN Little Rock, Ark. CAROLYN PIPER hladison, Wisconsin JOYCE STEVENSON Indianola, Iowa RAE POLLARD NIARJORIE SHLIMOVITZ Muscatine, Ia. Sparta, Wis. SALLY THOMPSON Pittsburgh, Pa. OW f1D7fM cg Lama bg the Fmhmm For the Freshman Class, this year has been merely an introduction to the lasting associations and deep pleasures experienced by previous classes, and which remain as part of Shimer's tradition. The friendships, the loyalties, the ideals acquired in their activities at Shimer will be integral parts of their future lives. MAURIT.A MANYVORREN BARBARA SMEAD Galesburg, Ill. Detroit, Mich. Presidmt Vice-presizlelzt LIANE JOHN Podunk, Iowa Secretary- 7-AI'8fl.l'1ll'E'I' 58 PRISCILLA DRUNI Omaha, Neb. GLENDA HOWARD Monmouth, Ill. PRISCILLA MARIS La Moille, Ill. BETTY ELLIN Chicago, Ill. BILLIE DEE HOWE Manshcld, Ill. JOANNE NI COLAY Detroit, Mich. KAREN EPSTEIN MARIANNE FLANNIGAN Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. HARRIET LAWYER JOYCE MCGREW Ironwood, Mich. Galesburg, Ill. BARBARA SAMUELS ANN SCARBOROUGH Chicago, Ill. Chicago Hts., Ill. NITSA SELLINAS Veradale, Wash. Remember the times you,ve had here, Remember when youlre awayg Remember the friends you've made here, And clonlt forget to come back some day. Remember, always be true, dear, No matter what you do. For you girls belong to Shimer, And Shimer belongs to you. X! X 4 i:' 4 V Q.:-jf E1 x. iz I I ' 532 I f Ngv I N 'I f Y U . , VVC wish to express our appreciation to our many friends who supported the 1950 RECGRD with their purchases of advertising space. We urge our readers to use the following pages as a guide in their purchasing, for if they do they may be assured of quality service and merchandise from people who share their interest in Frances Shimer College. THE EDITORS Flower and Gilt Shop PRAIRIE FARM CREAMERY M'S'CeCl'DeNle' Choice Corsoges Cut Flowers We Telegraph Handlers of Day cmd Night Phone 5511 .. M C II,lII' ' Pralrle Farm Butter om mm 'nw WAGNER PRINTING CO. Dependable Printers since 1853 Mt. Corrollg lllinois Freeport, lllinois 61 EDUCATION IS A FUNDAMENTAL THAT HAS HAD ITS INFLUENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR GREAT NATION STERLING-MIDLAND COAL CO cHIcAoo, ILLINOIS ADAMS 81 MARTIN Ready to Wear Accessories Dry Goods Since 1884 uLive and Let Live When in need of building moteriois or fuel Call Rhodes Bros. When in need of Education Coil Fronces Shimer RHODES BROS. Mounr CARROLL, ILLINOIS LEIGH ge HUBER Insurance MT. CARRGLL PRCDUCE Fay F. Christian 1919-1950 31 Y FS Furniture Jewelry Featuring PopuIar PricecI Merchandise NORTHWESTERN EL in ILLINOIS T H Gas 81 Electric Mt. CorroII, III Company Compliments of Torbcrt Drug Company DULDUQLIG, iowa MILES OIL CO. Texaco Distributors and Miles Lumber St Coal Co H4-Square Lumperu MT. CARROLL, lLLlNOlS ACKER CHEVROLET Chevrolet cars and Truclcs Allis-Chalmers and New Deal Farm Equipment l-louselwold Appliances Compliments oi R U M M E L'S L. J. NOBLE, Jeweler Watcli Repairing LARSON'S For Style-Value-Economy STANDARD OIL CO. C. L. ORR-Agent Phone S2343 Continental Coffee Company Americas Leading Restaurant Hotel and institutional Coitees Complete Food Service 371 West Qntario St. Chicago, illinois Y- KNOT RESTAURANT Dinners and Sea Foods ylct. 64 ond 78 Mount Carroll, lllinois WESTERN AUTO Associates Store Grimnfs Dairy 'A' E. M. MILLS ttenes A , GRIMNVS DAIRY BAR uto Supplies KRAFTS Men's VVear-Boy's Wear Rm! Phone 3111 Candida!! Counfg COMPLIMENTS OF mrror tibemocraf Carstensen Freight Lines, lnc. ' and Carstensen Transfer 81 Storage 5 G 81 E CLEANERS Mt. Corroll, IIIinois Ph 4 2 SAVANNA DIAL4 4 F P If DI CI Quiet R I I CARROLL THEATRE Best Wishes to tI1e Cioss of 1950 DON MELTON, Mgr. BROWN LYNCH SCOTT Farm ancI Home Supplies c A Th -o BEST WISHES FROM A FRIEND SCENIC STAGE LINE S Freeport Monroe J Ile Milwaukee Madison CI Tri-Citi Iowa City -CHARTERED BUSSES- Locoi Bus D Mr. Randall BI DU BUOUE PACKING COMPANY Packers of Fine Meats and Provisions BEEF VEAL LAMB PORK Purcell Gordon Printing Company, Inc. Commercial, Book, Mtinicipal Bonds, Catalog Printing 212 East Third Street Davenport, Iowa NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. BLAINE L. PECK, AGENT Compliments of LEE GIFFORD HOTEL GLEN VIEW The Modern I'IoteI with the Old Fashioned ATMOSPHERE Mt. CarroII IIIinois P ET E R S 0 N Hardware ancI Farm Store Notions I-Iouseware De LaveI Stoves Glidden Paints Water Systems Easy Washers Electrical Supplies American Fence 67 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Drs. MersI1on and Petty G 81 G TAXI Out oi town trips--Day or night George Gifford--Sam Grimm Physiciansasurgeons Dr. Beacom-Dentist Noble Building O O O C. G. PIPER, MD. GROCERIES MEATS BEST wlsHEs INDIAN HEAD I Mississippi Paiisades Park FROM I A Famous for Steaks, Chicken LagQm3rCin0-Grupe and Lobster Tails Ciinton, Iowa Savanna, IIIinois Service 1 p.m.-10 p.m. I I COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE Availableto FACULTY AND STUDENTS Checlcing Accounts Security Transactions Banlc Drafts Saving Accounts Safe Deposit Boxes Money Orders Travelers Cheques Savings Bonds Reasonable Service Charges We invite your account whether large or small and guarantee prompt ancl efficient service Mount Carroll National Bank Member Federal Deposit lnsurance Corporation I I 69 C-'CdbZf.4lf1fLdlfL.4 L I I-:As BEEN THE KEYNOTE of Rogers yearboolcs lor forty-two years. And it will continue to be our ideal, because respon- sibility to see that your publication is well printed is shared by the onfiroi organization. The Rogers tradition of sincerity and quality has been recognized by many schools as a security to the institution and an in spiration to the staFF. 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