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McKendree's original building was erected in
1828 and destroyed by fire in 1856. As chapel, office,
dormitory, dining hall, and recitation building, it
served the school adequately until Old Main made
its appearance in 1851, after which it was used prin-
cipally for a chapel. Construction of the present
chapel began within a year after the burning of the
Yearbook published by the students
of McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois.
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.MISS ALLEEN W'TLSON
To revive McKendree tradition, to link
the past with the present, to help us
realize McKendree's possibilities for the
future — these are our aims in presenting
the 1941 McKendrean.
Before proceeding further, we take
this opportunity to thank all those who
have aided the staff in compiling this
book, especially Mr. F. A. Behymer,
Miss Laura Ford, and Mr. Clifford
Peter Cartwright, circuit
riding preacher and friend of
McKendree College. The sad-
dle-bags that he used on his
pastoral travels are in the Mc-
No college in America is more richly
endowed with tradition than is McKen-
dree. Nor are these traditions merely
faded memories ; they live, even today,
upon The Hill. The glories and accom-
plishments of McKendree's past speak
to us out of her mellowed brick walls
and ancient oaks. They make us feel
the indomitable spirit of her great men
and women, who have gone before, urg-
ing us on to greater effort.
To these sacred traditions, this book
is sincerely dedicated.
The treasure trove of ages' gulden store,
Dons winter's newest garb.
ALWAYS understanding, and eager
to ease the burdens of modern
youth, yet, steadfastly living in
the finest of McKendree traditions; cap-
able, efficient, gracious and willing, their
greatest reward — the gift to us of our
CHARLES T. STOWELL, Ph.D.
CLARK R. YOST, A.B., D.D., LL.D.
EDWIN P. BAKER
B.A., B.S. in L. S.
Philosophy and Religion
Director of Physica
Matron of Carnegie Hal
W. J. Scarborough
Harold X. Hertenste
Arthur K. Henderso
I'lhcr II. KIeinschim.lt
Webster R. Schmidt
Ruth Mc Daniel
Herbert D. Gould
Mary H. Wright
C. DeWiit Hardy
Rcinhold 11. Holm
Clifford C. Brown
James C. Dolley
Harold E. Wal
S. M. McCliir
Piano, Organ, Theory
Chemistry and Physics
LAURA N. FORD
Voice and Public School
HERBERT D. GOULD
Football and Basketball
MRS. BERTHA WEASE
Matron of Clark Ha
C. DeWITT HARDY
REINHOLD B. HOHN
MRS. ROBERT WELCH
Speech and Dramatics
ELIZA J. DONALDSON
CLIFFORD C. BROWN
MRS. NELL G. OPPITZ
JAMES C. DOLLEY
Latin and Greek
HAROLD E. WALLACE
S. M. McCLURE
( No Picture)
Speech and Dramatics
( Second semester)
"Oh, no man knows
Through what wild cen-
Roves back the rose."
Walter de la Mare,
All That's Past.
Things are not what they used to be
Fashions Come and Go
And so do we
S E M I O R
DONALD NOTHDURFT, A.B.
Though a transfer student from Central Wesleyan, Donald Nothdurft has
become a true son of McKendree. Don has been one of the busiest men on the
campus this year. The students indicated their confidence in him when lie was
elected president of the student association for the first semester. He was
president, also, of Y.M.C.A., and held the same office for one term in Philo.
He was selected to appear in "Who's Who Among American Colleges and Uni-
versities". Don is musically inclined, too, as evidenced by his being chosen to
sing bass in the McKendree quartet.
Much to the regret of all on McKenrlree's campus, Isabel was forced to
withdraw from school during the second semester on account of illness. Appar-
ently "absence" only "made the heart grow fonder" for she was elected May
Queen after she left the campus. Unfortunately she was not able to participate
in this joyous spring event. She was chosen for "Who's Who Among American
Colleges and Universities" during her junior year. We are hoping for your
return, Isabel, for we miss you on The Hill.
CARL HEARD. B.S.
East St. Louis
Many of Carl Heard's waking hours are spent on highway fifty between
East St. Louis and Lebanon. Otherwise he is occupied with work as chemist at
The Aluminum Ore Company. Domestic duties come in for a share of his
time as well.
Stella -Mae Steiilcl
MARVIN FORTEL, A.B.
St. Louis, Missouri
No McKendree party would be complete without Marvin Fortel to lead
it. He seems to have a never-ending store of ideas to make each party a suc-
cess. You must not get the idea, however, that Marvin is purelv sociallv minded.
Quite the contrary is true. Although he came, as a junior, from Central Wes-
levan College, he lost no time in getting into the swing of McKendree's activ-
ities. He was president of Philo tor one term, social chairman of Y.M.C.A.,
a member of the Sigma Beta Rho Quartet, and circulation manager of the 1941
McKendrean. Last, but no means least, Marvin was president of the Student
Association during his last semester in school.
DOLORES COOPER, A.B.
East St. Louis
Dolores Cooper has been especially outstanding in girls' athletics during her
four years at McKendree. Her ability in basketball and as a tumbler will long
be remembered. She has been secretary-treasurer and president of W.A.A.
Dolores' popularity on the campus is clearly shown when we consider that during
her senior year, she was chosen football queen, and held the office of secretary-
treasurer of both her class and the student body. She has also been a member
of the Glee Club and the Review Staff.
STELLA MAE STE1DEL. A.B.
To think of Stella Mae Steidel is to think of music. Stella Mae and her
piano are one and inseparable. Her musical activities are not limited to the piano,
however, since she plays also the clarinet and saxophone and was a member
of the Clee Club. Stella Mae was secretary-treasurer of her class during her
S E M I O P
OLIVER KEISER. A.B.
Philosophy and Religion
That the life of a commuter is no bed of roses might be the testimony of
Oliver Keiser as he treks daily between home and campus, where lie spends
long hours in recitation room and library. Pastoral duties are his chief concern.
but he finds time to participate actively in Sigma Beta Rho, having been presi-
dent and secretary-treasurer of that organization. His name appeared in the
latest edition of "Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities".
class in the 1942 McKendrean
si semester senior whose record wi
ippear with the senior
RAYMOND SWITZER. A.B.
( )live Branch
Philosophy and Religion
Raymond Switzer's genial presence will be missed from this campus next
year. His pastorate at Troy is a thing dear to his heart. Sigma Beta Rho claims
him for her own ; and — last but not least — if any information is desired con-
cerning his working qualifications, just inquire of Mrs. I lertenstein.
ROGER TAPPMEYER, A.B.
A photographer, a salesman, a preacher, a confirmed bachelor — combine
all these personalities and you have Roger Tappmeyer. Roger spends the better
part of his spare moments in furthering his photographic interests; but he
found time to be an active Philosophian, serving as president in '41. He was
vice-president of Y.M.C.A. in '41, and
Club, Sigma Beta Rho
m addition, he was a member of the Glee
and the 1940 McKendrean Staff.
CHARLES LONG, A.B.
The name of Charles Long is well known to every one on The Hill. This
is easilv understood when we consider that his activities were not limited to
one or two fields. Charles' most outstanding achievements were in dramatics,
having acted leading roles in a number of plays. He was interested in athletics,
and letters in football and track permitted him to become a member of the "M"
Club. He put his creative writing ability to use as a member of Sigma Tau
Delta and the Review staff. Charles, a Platoman, was vice-president of his
sophomore class and was president of both his junior and senior classes.
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Anna Lois Gann, Leland Grieve, George Edwards, Ralph Edwards, Harry Ward,
OFFICERS Ralph Edwards
_ , ... Carlus Basinger
President Robert Allen Barbara Woolard
Vice-President Harry Ward Paul Yost
Anna Lois Gann
Secretary. Anna Lois Gann
Treasurer „ George Edwards Mary Ruth Shelton
Chaplain Ralph Edwards Kuss ^ Drennan
Sgt.-at-Arms Leland Grieve Leland Grieve
NO PICTURES Charks Haigh
Thomas Brown Flossine Rule
Myrl Merman J ose P h Fizze11
Robert Herman A]herl Jondro
Earl Meyers Robert Allen
ir- o , ,. Raymond Farv
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Mabel Smith . ,, r , r
Mary Presley, Don Hartman, Earl Braeutigam, Jim Oppitz, Jean Miller, I';
President Paul Griffin
Vice-President Alary Presley
Secretary Jean Miller
Treasurer Earl Braeutigam
Importer James Oppitz
Sergeant-al-Arms Don Hartman
Viola Pitch ford
Mary Elizabeth Presley
Mary Ellen Glotfelty
Waj ne Stevenson
Bonnie Bell, Boyd Anderson, Robert Matthews, Alberta Younj;
President Boyd Anderson
Vice-President Rob Matthews
Secretary Alberta Young
Treasurer Ronnie Rell
Mrs. Harold Ore
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ALPHA PSI OMEGA
Marion Kleinschmidt, Margaret Hursey, Arnold Eddings, Miss Alleen Wilson, James Oppitz,
Prof. Harold Hertenstein, Arthur Werle, Frank Glotfelty, Miss Laura Ford, Prof. Willard
Friederich, Jean Miller.
Alpha Psi ( )nu^a, in its thirteenth year at
McKendree, has manifested new life and enthusi-
asm. ( >pening the year with an entire member-
ship of faculty members, we began plans for more
definite activity. A party was given at the home
of Mrs. Grace Welch in honor of the pledges-elect
made eligible by the Homecoming and earlier plays.
After a pledge period, eight new members were
inducted into our organization. A second pledge
period added two new members.
Alpha Psi has accepted the sponsorship of the
faculty play, an activity which is anticipated to
become an annual event, as of former years. This
year the play presented was Pinero's "The Enchant-
ed Cottage" with Mrs. Harold Hertenstein and
Professor C. DeWitt Hardy playing the leads.
Members of Alpha Psi met regularly to read
and discuss drama. The meetings were held off
the campus in the homes of the resident members
and combined social pleasure with business.
SIGMA TAU DELTA
Charles Long, Mary Ruth Shelton, Dr. Mary H. Wright, Ralph Edward
Barbara Woolard, Helen Waggoner (alumna member).
Dr. C. R. Yost,
DR. M. H. WRIGHT
A chapter of Sigma Tau Delta was organized
on our campus in 1936. We are the Jota chapter
of this national honorary professional literary fra-
We had six members at the beginning of the
year. After a pledge period in the second semes-
ter, we inducted one new member, Helen Mitchell,
into our organization.
Sigma Tau meetings are held for the purpose
of reading and evaluating current literary pro-
ductions. Our aim is to promote creative writing. We
submit material to our national magazine, "The
Rectangle". Several of our selections have been
printed this year.
SIGMA BETA RHO
Gerald Gulley, Earl Meyers, Raymond Switzer, LaVerne Book, Wilma Ditzler, Helen
Mitchell, Mary Shelton, Oliver Keiser, Dr. W. C. Walton, Dr. W. 1. Scarborough, Charles
Haigh, Roger Tappmeyer, Ralph Edwards, Calvin Ryan. Charles Chadwell.
Service. Brotherhood, and Religion have long
been the key-words to a successful Christian min-
istry. ( )ur Sigma Beta Rho organization endeavors
to uphold and maintain these Christian virtues in
the lives of its student ministers.
Tin- traditional "men only" set-up was over-
thrown last year when the first woman was taken
into the organization. Now Sigma I'.eta Rho boasts
a membership of five women and nineteen men.
We sponsored a caroling party before Christ-
mas vacation which terminated in a chili supper
served around the lighted Christmas tree in Pear-
Devotional programs were presented each. Mon-
day afternoon this year. The organization also
sponsored Gospel Teams which contacted many of
the churches in Southern Illinois.
CLIONIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
lean Miller, Frances Robinson, Isabel Shaffer, Adina Young, Margaret Hursev, Mary Ruth
Shelton, Helen Mitchell, Viola Pitchford, Mary E. Presley, Mary Ellen Glotfelty, June Miller,
Flossine Rule, Helen Utterback.
Presidents for the ^ear
From 1868, the day of bonnets and bustles, to
1941 with its ankle socks and cardigans the Clion-
uin Literary Society has been a favorite among
Clio has just completed another successful year.
Two pledge periods have increased our active mem-
bership to a total of twenty. We presented several
open session programs. Philo entertained us with
a skating party at the Sionilli roller rink in East
The traditional spring banquet at the Melbourne
Hotel in St. Louis was a gala affair. The colorful
formals worn by the girls on that Friday night of
April 18 did much toward carrying out the floral
theme of the occasion.
Rut that is only half of the story. Clio is not
merely a frolicsome group lacking a serious side.
We have literary programs each Monday night.
These programs help us develop stage presence
and speaking ability.
Altogether Clio does much toward producing
that well-balanced personality which every girl
PHILOSOPHIAN LITERAR Y SOCIETY
Charles Haigh, Cyril Curtis, James Agles, Ross Hortin, Carrol Lowe, Roger Tappmeyer,
Donald Nothdurft, Jim Oppitz, Marvin Fortel, Ralph Edwards, Paul Yost, Joe Fizzell,
George Pimlott, Arnold Eddings, Arthur Baum, Paul Griffin.
rung in Philo h;
hearts of many 1
age old cheer \
1837 served t(
Philo, with Plato's competition as a stimulus,
has had a very active year. Some events might be
said to have proved almost too active for the Phil-
osophians and their guests when one recalls those
stiffened grumblers the day after the Philo-Clio
skating party at the Sionilli roller rink in East St.
Philo entertained with two skating parties, two
pledge banquets, a stag wiener roast, and several
open sessions. An addition of six new members
gives us twenty-one active members.
Since the days of long and oratorical discourse,
Philo and Plato have been rivals. Many pranks,
too numerous to mention, have been played by both
societies, but the combined spring banquet proved
that the two men's societies are not as hostile as one
Despite Plato's accusations, we Philosophians
evaluate our organization as "the best on the hill".
May that cry, "P-H-I-L-O" continue to ring down
through the years.
Presidents for the Year
II.M ( >PPITZ
PLATONIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
front row— Charles Long, Bob Allen, Harry Ward, Antone Tepatti, Dale Winter.
Back row— George Edwards, Lewis Winterrowd, Richard Recard, Ray Wieland, Leland
Presidents for the Year
The traditional Philo-Plato rivalry was revived
on the hill this year with the reorganization of the
Platonian Literary Society.
We began the year with an outstanding open
session which was attended by many Platonian
alumni. These men, among them those whose whit-
ened hair denoted age, expressed their loyalty to
Plato in a program which was thoroughly remin-
This year Plato has ten active members, eight
of whom have joined our organization since Sep-
tember. We are proud of our rapid increase. Plato,
when compared with Philo, claims "quality rather
The Plato-Clio-Philo banquet this year indicated
that the three literary societies are just "one big
happy family". This affair was called the "Fiesta
of the Flowers". Gay decorations accentuated the
flower theme. The Colonial Room of Hotel Mel-
bourne in St. Louis was a perfect setting for the
occasion. An interesting program was presented,
and in addition there was that menu of delicious
food which included roast young turkey, potatoes
au Gratin, lemon sherbet and many other delectable
edibles too numerous too mention.
We are proud of our progress this year. May
Plato continue to uphold her many fine traditions.
Y. W. C. A
Third Rozv—Adira Young, UVerne Book, Helen Mi
ton, Margaret Hursey, Mary Presley, Helen Utterback.
Second Row — Dorothy Turrentine, Beatrice Atty, Kay McLeod,
Broadus, Mary Matthews, Mary Glotfelty, Lois Kinison.
First Rozv— Alice Bradshaw, Margaret Saxe, Kathleen Weidler, June Miller, Viola Pitchford,
The Y.W.C.A. was made dear to the hearts of
many of our girls, several weeks before we actually
met on the hill, through the traditional "big-sister-
The annual "Y" Mixer on September 12 helped
all of us to become better acquainted and provided a
very delightful social event to which every McKen-
drean was invited.
The Y.W.C.A. has been an asset to our school
in many ways. Every student at McKendree is
regarded as a member of the Y.W. or Y.M. The
Y.W. meets every Wednesday evening for an inter-
esting program which has been planned in a cab-
inet meeting at the first of the year. Among out-
standing programs this year we have had : Miss
Lillie Sheffer from the East St. Louis Neighbor-
hood House; Prof. Hardy's musical program; dra-
matic readings by Mrs. Grace Welch and Mr. Wil-
lard Friederich; a Professor ( )uiz program; a party
at Phyllis Brown's; and the Faculty-Student Ama-
Heart Sister week in February, another tradi-
tion, aroused the dormant good-fairy spirit in the
hearts of the McKendree co-eds and added interest
to a successful year.
LA VERNE B( >< >K
MRS. C. T. STOWELL
MRS. C. C. BROWN
Y. M. C. A.
tel, Paul Yost, Dr. W. J. Scarborough, Prof. C. U. Hardy, Charles Haigh, Donal
Nothdurft, Roger Tappmeyer, Cyril Curtis, Ralph Edwards.
PROF. C. D. HARDY
The Y.M.C.A. meets every Wednesday evening
for devotional programs. This year we engaged
in several open forums which were always lively
and interesting. We have had talks by several of
our professors as well as fire-side chats with A. K.
Henderson. Frequently we had joint sessions with
We assisted with the "Y" Mixer as our opening
activity this year. Pearson's Hall was gaily dec-
orated with the school colors. The students coupled
oft" in seven fifteen-minute "dates" during the eve-
ning. We all became better acquainted through
this first social event of the year.
The two "Y's" sponsored the annual Valentine
partv. Again Pearson's Hall became the scene of
a festive celebration. Hearts and valentines dec-
orated the room. "Sweetheart games" were played
and the party was climaxed with refreshments
served, by candle-light, from a table bearing a well-
filled punch bowl and two large heart-shaped cakes.
C. D. Hardy, James Op
Debate activities at McKendree were limited this
year because a number of the members of the squad
had conflicting activities.
On February 13, four men debaters went to
Greenville College, at Greenville, for the only inter-
collegiate affair of the year. The two debates on
the national Pi Kappa Delta question, Resolved :
That the Nations of the Western Hemisphere
Should Form a Permanent Union, were of non-
decision variety. Arthur Baum and Jim Oppitz
debated the affirmative ; Charles Haigh and Charles
Chadwell, the negative.
Marvin Fortel, Rose Hortin, Jim Oppitz, and
Arthur Baum, together with Professor Hardy, par-
ticipated in the third annual Public Affairs Con-
ference held at the Principia College, in Elsah, on
Prof. C. D. Hardy
Dean C. J. Stowell, Carlus Basinger, Dr. W. J. Scarborough, James Oppitz, Dean E. P. Baker,
Dr. C. R. Yost, Donald Nothdurft, Miss Alleen Wilson, Ralph Edwards, Isabel Shaffer.
Dr. C. R. Yost
The Faculty-Student Council, the youngest or-
ganization on our campus, has served again this
year as a connecting link between the administra-
tion, the faculty, and the student bodv.
The meetings of this group take the form of
discussions relative to the major problems which
arise "on the hill".
Representatives are selected from the faculty,
each of the dormitories, the commuters, the Leban-
onites, and the student association. Dr. Yost is the
president of the organization, and the student presi-
dent serves as secretary.
Helen Utterhack, Helen Mitchell, I
Ward, Bob Allen, Dolores Cooper,
Students who are interested in the journalistic
field and who have completed the basic journalism
course are chosen to be members of the Review-
The McKENDREE REVIEW is a bi-weekly
publication. This is the first year that the RE-
VIEW has been published without a faculty spon-
sor. Members of an advisory committee, appoint-
ed by the administration, acted as critics of the
literary qualities of our publication. For twenty
years the REVIEW has brought news of local
interest to McKendreans and their friends.
Our editor, Jim Oppitz, attended the Illinois
College Press Association convention at the Uni-
versity of Illinois in March. At this convention,
the REVIEW received honorable mention for gen-
eral excellence of the paper as a whole, for a gen-
eral feature story by Jim Oppitz, and for general
improvement of our editorial staff.
Marvin Fortel, Charles Chadwell, George Edwards, Ray Fary, Ross Hortin, Paul Yost,
Paul Griffin, James Loy, Miss Alleen Wilson, Helen Mitchell, Margaret Hursey.
'i he McKendrean staff claims only one tradi-
tion. This tradition, synonymous with the aim of
the staff, to produce a yearbook that will become the
valued possession of every loyal McKendrean, is
passed down to each new staff with best wishes
for success and improvement wherever possible.
It all began in 1905 when a few energetic stu-
dents produced the "PIGSKIN", a one-hundred
forty-three page book with a paper binding, and
shaped like a football.
The McKENDREAN was first published in
1913. After this there were publications in 1919,
1920, 1921, 1925. 192b, 1927, "and 1929. Most of
these issues were sponsored by the junior class.
The 1928 edition was combined with the centennial
Financial conditions prevented the publication
of a yearbook in 1930. The junior class, acting
on its own initiative, published an annual in 1931
without college backing. This proved to be some-
thing of a financial disaster.
In 1933 the McKENDREAN was placed on a
new monetary basis. An appropriation from each
student's incidental fee creates a fund which, with
the assistance of organization fees, patrons, and
advertisers, has made the McKENDREAN self-
The student members of the staff are chosen
from the entire student body. The members give
their services gratis and, despite the responsibility
attached, consider it a privilege and an honor to
be selected as members of the McKendrean staff.
Page Thirty /iY,
Once again, the McKendree Chorus has un-
selfishly devoted its time to the interests of the
school. The Chorus has presented programs in
many of the churches of this conference. We
appeared before the District conference of the
Centralia district in April. We practice two eve-
nings each week. We presented a program over
radio station KSD as well as the Harrisburg and
Herrin radio stations.
We were sorry to lose Mrs. Van Leer but Miss
Ford, our new director, is also one with whom
it is a pleasure to work.
This year we had two social functions. Our
first party took place on February 6 in Pearson's
Hall. The room was cleverly and elaborately dec-
orated with musical symbols and pictures. Our
skating party was given in the early spring at the
Moonlight Rink in Troy, Illinois.
Our annual presentation of an oratorio was
our last public appearance. This year we present-
ed "Ruth" on Baccalaureate Sunday evening with
the assistance of several local singers.
MARY E. PRESLEY
DOUBLE-TRIO AND QUARTET
The women's double-trio and the men's quartet are chosen from the Glee
Club. Only two of last year's members continued with these two groups this
We sang regularly on the glee club programs and made several trips to
Southern Illinois churches to present McKendree programs on various nights
during the week. The women's double trio sang at the district conferences at
Johnson City, Mascoutah, Bridgeport, and Centralia.
The second semester brought a change in personnel in the men's quartet,
with Dr. Harold Wallace singing first tenor in place of Carlus Basinger. Other
substitutions on various occasions were Wesley Merritt and Don Hartman in
the baritone and bass parts.
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Front ro'a? — Juanita Zinchlog, Barbara Woolard, Anna Lois Gann, Helen Mitchell, Frankie
Robinson, June Miller, Lois Kinison.
Back row — Margaret Hursey, Bonnie Bell, Jane Hackmann, Marian Jackson, Jean Miller,
Margaret Saxe, Kathleen Weidler.
The Women's Athletic Association, though not
so old as some organizations on our campus, lias
one established tradition. This is the annual skat-
ing party given between semesters. This year this
enjoyable social event took place at the Crystal
Roller Rink in St. Louis.
Pledge week increased our membership by
twelve new members. We played our tournaments
in the spring' and several girls gained points for
their v M's".
A theater party was given at the Alamo in
December. After seeing Wallace Berry in "Twen-
ty Mule Team" the partv was served refreshments
at the Hi-Way Cafe.
Considering the fact that co-eds were not ath-
letically inclined during their earlier connection
with McKendree College we are proud of the
achievements of this organization, despite the fact
that it may not have to its credit a lengthy list
Ut M« M* M<
Back row — Cicero Burns, Donald Hartman, Herbert Schroeder, Earl Braeutigam,
Seibert, Paul Griffin, Ross Hortin, Charles Long.
Front row — George Edwards, Harry Ward, Ray Fary, Bob Allen, Royce Timmons.
The "M" Club is composed of McKendree let-
termen. This year we increased our membership
by fourteen new members.
The traditional football queen contest was under
our sponsorship. Votes are bought at one cent per
hundred, and the candidates are chosen from each
class. Dolores Cooper, a senior, was this year's
queen. The "M" Club sold programs for the Home-
coming football game again this year.
We gave a wiener roast in the early fatf. We
have awarded three senior medals in football and
FOOTBALL TEAM OF 1892
Top roin—R. Gustin, E. Pfeffer, Hampton, N. Crosby, D. Wallace, O. Wallace.
— W. Trautmann, J. Webb, Edwards, W. Harding, R. Harding.
-P. Carter, S. Porter, H. Gadeky, O. Laird.
Football at McKendree began in 1892, when a team, with lean F. Webb
as captain, was organized. Only one game was played that year. Smith Academy
of St. Louis winning this by the score of 66 to 0. The next few years saw little
improvement. The teams depended entirely, for financial aid, upon voluntary
contributions of students and the citizens of Lebanon.
It was not until the season of 1901 that football became firmly established.
Out of the eight games plaved that season, five were won by McKendree, who
scored 109 points against her opponents' 58. Financially, too, the season was a
success. After the entire team had been outfitted, the season ended with $75.00
in the treasury. During the years following, football has been maintained rather
consistently at McKendree except for a period when it was officially prohibited
by the Hoard of Trustees.
Since 1923, the football game has been an outstanding feature of every
McKendree Homecoming celebration. McKendree has been the victor in ten
of these eighteen games.
„, Coach Herbert Gould, Dick Kahr^Jjohn Bowler, Cujtis
Burns, Jorden Debban, Harry Ward, Paul 'Seibert, Walter P
Back rou— Prof. Harold Wall
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Herbert &chroeder, Boyd Anderson, Andy Earterson^Arthur Hinson, Paul Yost.
Front row— Cicero Burns, George^Edwards, Ray Fary, Jim Loy, Don Hartman, Earl Braeu-
tigam, Royce Timmons, Ross Hortin, Lewis Winterrowd.
The Bearcats finished the 1940 season on the gridiron with two wins and
six losses, but at least two of these defeats might have been turned into victories
had a few more reserves been available. Injuries were a serious handicap be-
cause of the lack of reserve strength.
Everyone had hopes of a good year after the Bearcats had shown both
fire and fight in edging out Mission House 7-6 and had taken LaSalle-Peru to
camp 7-0; but Eureka came along and gave McK. its worst trouncing of the
year, 32-0 The scores for the remainder of the season were: Burlington Junior
College 32, McK. 13; Shurtleff 12, McK. 0; Chillicothe Business College 12,
McK. 7; The Principia 19, McK. 0; and Illinois College 26, McK. 0.
Highlights of the season were: The goal line stands with Mission House
which resulted in the slender marginal victory ; George Edward's taking a blocked
try for point after touchdown and running it over for the point in the Burling-
ton game; the hard play in the first half of the Homecoming game with Shurt-
leff- the good percentage of passes completed bv Bearcat passers all season;
and' coming back to outplay a strong Illinois College team in the last half after
they had scored 26 points in the first period.
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CO-CAPTAIN GEORGE EDWARDS. Junior.
East St. Louis. Quarterback; Three Year Letterman.
"Buddy" was the most versatile of the Bearcat backs,
punting, plunging, running the end sweeps, and tossing
and receiving passes. George had the confidence of the
whole team as a signal caller and proved himself a
spirited and smart leader on the gridiron. "Buddy" was
one of the best all-round offensive and defensive backs
McKendree has produced in recent years.
' CO-CAPTAIN RAYMOND FARY, Junior
Seabright, New Jersey. Tackle ; Three Year Letter-
A vicious tackier, and an inspiring leader, Ray played
the end and center positions with no little success. Al-
though he returned to school too late for the first game
of the season and was injured at the start of the second
game, Ray was the only man on the team picked fur the
Ivy League All-Star team. As a line-backer, Ray had
ROSS HORTIN, Sophomore.
Albion. Center; One Year Letterman.
After riding the bench one season, "Rosie" saw action
in ever}' quarter played all season, excepting three when
he was forced out with a shoulder injury.
ANDY PATTERSON, Freshman.
West Frankfort. Halfback; One Year Letterman.
Andy, the fastest man on the squad, came to McKendree
with a good reputation as a ball "toter" and lived up to
it. Andy could also pass, punt, and place-kick with
more than average ability.
ROYCE TIMMONS, Sophomore.
Granite City. Halfback; One Year Letterman.
Playing both guard and halfback, "Miece" was in there
trying almost every minute of the season. In addition
to being one of the best passers on the team, Royce was
a hard runner and a jarring tackier.
HARRY WARD, Junior.
Granite City. End ; Three Year Letterman.
"Roz" had the speed and football intelligence necessary
to fill almost any position, and demonstrated this fact
by playing center, end, and halfback during the 1940 sea-
WALTER PIMLOTT, Freshman
Carmi. Tackle; One Year Letterman.
Good-sized and nicely built, "Red" was a regular front
line performer from the start. They just didn't come
too big nor too tough for "Red".
JORDEN DEBBAN, Junior.
Bondwell, Wisconsin. Guard; One Year Letterman.
Torden, who played football at Mercer University and
Presbyterian Junior College before coming to the Bear-
cats, was right at home in the forward wall.
PAUL GRIFFIN, Sophomore.
East St. Louis. Halfback; One Year Letterman.
"Whang" was the Bearcats' most consistent ground-
gainer until he was injured in the Chillicothe game. Big
and fast, he was hard to stop when he had the ball.
BOYD ANDERSON, Freshman.
Albion. End; One Year Letterman.
"Tex" was a reserve most of the season and saw action
in several positions, even going into the backfield and
tossing some good passes. "Tex" did more than his
share to keep the team pepped up.
CURTIS BURNS, Freshman.
Lebanon. Tackle; One Year Letterman.
"Curt" was used as a reserve both in the line and in the
backfield. His perfect block in the LaSalle-Peru game
gave Cicero an open field for his long touchdown run.
PAUL SEIP.ERT, Freshman.
East St. Louis. End; One Year Letterman.
Paul was one of the hardest fighting men on the squad,
always getting his share of the tackles when he was in
the game. Tough and wiry, Paul was a thorn in the
enemy's side whenever he was in the game.
HERBERT SCHROEDER, Freshman.
Mascoutah. Tackle; One Year Letterman.
After riding the bench during the first games of the
season, "Herb" displayed some real football when he got
into the game. Schroeder was the most improved player
on the squad at the end of the season.
EARL BRAEUTIGAM. Sophomore.
Mascoutah. Fullback; Two Year Letterman.
"Kraut's" specialty was hitting the line, but he was no
slouch as a pass receiver. Playing in the line of defense,
he was a rock of granite in the forward wall. He was
the iron man of the team, playing every minute of the
DONALD HARTMAN, Sophomore.
O'Fallon. Tackle; Two Year Letterman.
The heaviest linesman on the team, "Duck" opened the
way on offense and plugged those holes on defense.
When Don hit 'em, they knew they had been hit.
JAMES LOY, Sophomore.
Effingham. Guard ; One Year Letterman.
"Goat" was a hard-blocking guard and a sturdy defen-
sive man. He spent very little time on the bench. Loy
was an aggressive guard, and was especially adept at
pulling out of the line and leading a play around end.
CICERO BURNS, Sophomore.
Lebanon. End ; One Year Letterman.
"Cis" was a pass-snagger and a hard man for the oppo-
sition to circle on an end run. He made the longest
Bearcat run of the season, running sixty yards for a
touchdown after catching a pass in the LaSalle-Peru
Miss Dolores Cooper, our 1940 Football Queen, was
selected from eleven candidates in the annual voting contest
which preceded Homecoming Day. This activity is sponsored
by the "M" Club.
Dolores, a popular senior, is a French major. During her
tour years at McKendree she has manifested her interest and
ability in the athletic tiekl in a splendid way. She was captain
of the Kittycubs this year. Dolores is the fifth succeeding
At the informal ceremony which preceded the game. Dr.
Yost presented the incoming queen with a bouquet of red
roses on behalf of the student body, after which the retiring
queen, Miss Gloria Raer, declared Miss Cooper the reigning
gridiron queen for the 1940-41 season.
When old McKendree College falls in
We're going to win that game another
For the varsity we'll yell, yell, yell,
And for the football team we love so
well, so well.
Then we'll tight, tight, fight for every
We'll circle ends and then we'll win
And we'll roll old Shurtleff in the sod,
in the sod,
Rah ! Rah ! Rah !
Over hill, over dale, we will hit the
As the Bearcats go rolling along.
Up and down, in and out.
Though we're groggy, we're not out
As the Bearcats go rolling along.
For it's hi, hi, he,
McKendree for me,
Shout out her name loud and strong,
And where e'er we go the folks will
That the Bearcats keep rolling along.
BASKETBALL TEAM OF 1903-04
Top row left to right — Mabel Duncan, Lulu Large,
Dora Dougherty, Florence Reinhardt, Myrtle
Duncan, Lvdia Malernee.
The Kittycubs have come a lung way in the
thirty-seven years since 1904. The games of the
1940-41 team were much more appealing to the
spectators than those of the heavily clad 1903-04
They failed to win a game; nevertheless, this
season was successful in that the team improved
rapidly as the season progressed. Home and
home games were played with Blackburn and The
Principia. The alumni also furnished some good
Athletic Director A. K. Henderson, coach
of the Kittycubs, succeeded Miss Cora Marie
Thomas, who was on leave of absence for the
Coach A. K. Henderson
Back roir— Herbert Schroeder, Jorden Debbai, Clifford Keck, Ross Hortin, Paul Vanatta,
Harold Todd, Boyd Anderson, Coach Herbert Gould.
Front row — Ernest Smith, Lewis Winterrowd, George Edwards, Carrol Lowe, Walter
Shortage of experienced material and lack of height describe the 1940-1941
Bearcats of the hardwood all too accurately. Not one of last year's lettermen
found his way back to this year's team, and six-footers were as scarce as McKen-
dree Latin students.
Coach Gould started the season with a large squad composed mostly of fresh-
men, but lost most of them either through ineligibility or because of withdrawal
from school soon after the season opened.
All six Ivy League games were lost by wide margins as were also the two
games with Oakland City. The Bearcats battled on even terms with Centralia
Junior College and Parks Air College. They defeated Jefferson College twice
and Central Wesleyan once to complete a season of rive victories and ten de-
The most encouraging fact about this rather discouraging season was the
great improvement shown by the squad as the season progressed. All members
of the squad, with the exception of Lowe and Edwards, who are juniors, hav.e
at least two more full years to go.
LEWIS WINTERROWD, Sophomore.
Louisville. Forward ; One Year Letterman.
"Lewie" was captain in the majority of the games
and also led the entire squad in the scoring col-
umn. After playing on the reserve squad last
year he proved the mainstay of this year's team
from the opening game to the end of the season.
He was a good ball-handler and very few of his
passes failed to reach their mark. "Lewie" is the
type of player who inspires others to do their best
by his spirit and fight, and was always in there
giving his best, no matter what odds were against
him. He will be a big cog in the Bearcat basket-
ball machine for the next two vears.
GEORGE EDWARDS, Junior.
East St. Louis. Guard ; One Year Letterman.
"Buddy" has shown rapid improvement since he
graduated from the intramural ranks in his fresh-
man year. Seldom starting but usually finishing,
"Bud" saw about as much action as any man on
the squad and ranked fourth in scoring. He was
also one of the best rebounders on the team despite
his five feet, nine inches.
HAROLD TODD, Freshman.
Greenville. Forward; One Year Letterman.
Todd came down from Greenville with a good
knowledge of the game and a basketball com-
plex which made him a valuable man from the
first game on. "Deacon" had the habit of making
a spectacular shot just when it was most needed.
He clinched two games with one-hand shots from
the corner, in the last minute of plav at Parks
Air College, and in an overtime period at the
YMCA gymnasium in St. Louis against Jefferson
ERNEST SMITH, Freshman.
Hartford. Guard ; One Year Letterman.
"Ernie" improved greatly as the season pro-
gressed, playing his best games against The Prin-
cipia. Smith was a willing worker on whom the
coach could depend for full cooperation. Lack
of size and experience were his main handicaps
but "Ernie" was rapidly overcoming the latter
at the end of the season. With three years to
go, a lot can be expected from this Hartford
"son of the hardwood".
WALTER P1MLOTT, Freshman.
Carmi. Center ; One Year Letterman.
"Red" was the best rebounder on the team. At
the same time he had an eye for the basket.
He was usualhy unfortunate in having to guard
a man taller than himself, but his man seldom
garnered many baskets. He was always well
represented in the scoring column but he was
strictly a team man. A hard worker, he has the
size and ability which will enable him to do his
share for the Bearcats in the next three vears.
CARROL LOWE, Junior.
Oblong. Guard ; One Year Letterman.
The only man to start every game for the Bear-
cats, Lowe displayed the fight and ability worthy
of the confidence his coach had in him. Carrol
made up for his lack of height with lightning
speed, often intercepting enemy passes and "tying
up" the ball on numerous other occasions. Lowe
was Co-Captain of the team, and proved him-
self an efficient leader on the floor. He had
good spirit, desire to win, the fight of a real
leader, and displayed a thorough knowledge of
Back row— Herb Schroeder, Myrl Herman, Paul Vanatta, Jorden Debban, Clifford Keck.
Walter Pimlott, Boyd Anderson, Dick Snyder, Leland Grieve, Art Werle, George
Edwards, Paul Griffin, Wayne Stevenson, Paul Seihert, Clair Villiger, Coach A. K.
Front rou — Arnold Eddings, Antone Tepatti, Bob Dannenhrink, Carrol Lowe, Boh Allen,
Ernest Smith, Bob Matthews, Art Hinson, Andy Patterson.
Coach Henderson scheduled six track meets for the 1941 track team which
was built around Captain Allen, Griffin, Stevenson, Lowe, Edwards, and Grieve,
but freshmen also played a prominent part in this year's meets. Some of the more
promising freshmen were: Werle, Dannenbrink, Snyder, Todd, Anderson, and
McK. has been much stronger in the held than in the track events the past
few years. This year was no different since Vanatta and Hartman were able to
give Griffin the needed help with shot and discus; but it was also hard to till the
gap left bv John Harmon, the javelin thrower of last year's team. On the other
hand we still had Lowe to pole vault. Allen to broad jump, and Stevenson to
high jump. These men gave a good account of themselves.
April 26 — Dual Meet: The Principia. Here
April 30— Dual Meet: Harris Teachers College Here
May 3— Dual Meet: Blackburn Here
yj av 10 — Dual Meet: Washington University Freshmen St. Louis
May 17 — Quadrangular Meet: Blackburn, Eureka, The
Principia, and McKendree Elsah
May 2-1 — Dual Meet : Concordia Springfield
The 1940-1941 intramural sports season at old McK. was successful in that
a large part of the student body took part and all who participated were rewarded
with the joy that comes only from active sports.
Several tournaments were arranged, one of the first of which was the table
tennis tournament which was won bv Robert "Flash" Allen. The runner-up
was Arnold Eddings.
The intramural basketball season is always a center of interest on the hill
and this year was no exception. The "Skeletons", captained by Tepatti and com-
posed of Hamm, Cavins, Vanatta, Eddings, Mvrl Herman, and Matthews, were
the "Champs". The less successful teams included the "Roughnecks", "Scrubs",
"Ulcers", and "Vipers".
The volley ball tournament was a real success, having even more partici-
pants than basketball. Several faculty members, with the help of a student or
two, formed a team and gave a good account of themselves. The "Ulcers",
composed of Grieve, Edwards, Allen, Long, Griffin, Recard, Patterson, and
Pimlott, were the "Champs"; but the "Faculty" ; "Glotfeltyans", "Wonder Boys"
and "Indians" made a good showing.
Softball promises to be the biggest thing in intramurals for the whole year.
The "Ulcers", known as the "Bar Flies" last year, are the defending champions;
and the other three entries have long been planning ways and means of beating
A tennis tournament is planned for this spring. Tepatti is the defending
A fair tackle"
Bowl 'er over'
"Hoy with the broom'
"Had boy bags a
"Watch the birdie'
"I )awn departure"
"Runners-up to the
( Signed ) Noby
"The pause that
"Goon but not for-
"That day in June"
"Eves on the road,
'Huck had nothing
"On foreign soil"
'A bonnie belle"
"Each a queen in her
As the leaves began to fall
There was heard the well-known call.
Came the sound of chapel bell
From this old hill we love so well.
Freshmen then began to rove
In from every nook and cove,
On that day — September nine,
Wide-eyed Freshmen, all in line
Started again matriculation,
Striving for further education.
Tradition started again next day,
When Frosh and Faculty had their play.
To the "Overhead" they did go
And back again for their free show.
Then Upperclassmen did arrive,
Setting old M-c-K alive,
With a college picnic, first of all,
On Hypes Field, (we played dodge ball)
Then off to classes all did trot,
'Though more unwillingly than not.
On Thursday evening all were spry
At the "Mixer"' given by the "V".
So ended this first glorious week,
Fun for all — yes, even the meek.
Socially speaking, that is to say,
September seventeenth was an eventful day
For on that eve Doc Yost did say
To his house we should come to play?
No, a reception, eats and all.
Plato, Philo, Clio next did call
To Open Sessions, as of yore,
Recalling memories that are no more.
Romance on the football field began
When "Our Gal Sal" did get her man
Among our Gridders who slashed through
Both Mission House and La Salle-Peru.
October's a month of much tradition
Which should be placed in this edition.
Beginning, the second was the date
Of the Freshman Picnic — How they ate!
And broke traditions when they came
Looking for Upperclassman brain
Which couldn't discover their hiding place.
(Isn't that an amusing disgrace?)
Still, many a little Freshie's feet
Were sore from his walk — a yearly treat.
Then came to our chape] stage, Don Bate,
Who many an idea did relate.
Meanwhile, the Bearcats wished they'd won
Games from Eureka and Burlington.
October eighteenth brought "Hobo Day"
And "Open House" with formals gay.
It was the season of the year
In which alumni did appear
For McKendree's yearly Homecoming Game.
Shurtleff won. At eight there came
A ghostly play on the chapel stage,
Ending another traditional page,
'Til came a happy and gala event
To which both students and Faculty went.
Eisenmeyer gymnasium was the scene
Of the party enjoyed on Hallowe'en.
November next did coming peek
hirst upon National Book Week.
When "Benson Wood" did have it's Ming
And to the students it's call did ring.
The sophomores opened the social side
November eighth with a grand hayride.
About this time there came the test
In which each tried to do his best,
For "Mid-Semester's" usually see
If we're "to be or not to be"
With the best students in the class
Or if we're barely going to pass.
Thanksgiving vacation came at last,
Setting McKendree's campus ablast,
With hurrying students homeward bound
To enjoy the taste of a turkey browned.
But that vacation was barely a start
With home and family we soon had to part.
And then returning to tasks undone
We heard a musical concert which won
Vera Pearl Kemp and her group much praise,
Through favorable comment it did raise.
December's activities, as you might suppose
Were conducted mostly in winter clothes.
On went the winter with Kittycub games,
As well as parties for Faculty Dames.
Each new activity brought much comment.
Both from "stay-at-homes' and those who went.
Two important events stand out —
When all the fellows the girls did rout
To the "Alamo" for one last try
Before to Leap Year they said good-bye.
Then followed some food down at "Highway",
After this party by W. A. A.
The second event of joyful renown,
To which most girls wore a formal gown,
Was the Christmas party in Pearson's Hall,
Warmly received by one and all.
Two days after — to be exact,
'Twas on the twentieth, — we packed,
And left the campus with expectation
Of all we'd do during Christmas vacation.
The New Year began while we were away.
Since our returning was on the sixth day.
'Twas great to come back and talk over the fun
Of Christmas vacation and all we had done.
But soon one fact was emphatically clear,
The semester's end was drawing near.
So on with books and pens we tore.
Studying, studying — (playing more)
To pass "semester's", then have fun
After our work was nobly (?) done.
Between the old and new semesters
We showed our joy with songs and gestures,
The first of which was truly hearty ;
'Twas W. A. A.'s big Skating Party.
Next night was set for Miss Ford's recital
And we were assured, — this fact is vital —
That she was accepted, as well as some others
Who've now grown to be our sisters and brothers.
For those who entered at last registration,
Were gladly received with expectation.
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February came and so did new faces.
Our Bearcats played at various places,
At Parks Air College and Jefferson, too,
With spirit determined to see it through.
February thirteenth was Cupid's delight.
Pearson's Hall was a "lovely" sight,
With hearts strung around on every hook
And even adorning "Neckers' Nook".
In finishing up a very good start
The Virginia Reel played a happy part.
Glee Club trips became common features
Providing fun ( ? ) for students and teachers.
Clio held pledge initiation
Down at Bill's, where emancipation
From silly costumes and comical story
Set the pledges free from worry.
Traditionally, "Sadie Hawkin's Week"
To our college campus then did sneak.
Girls asked for dates and escorted the boys ;
Few lacked courtesy and dignified poise
Showing those chosen the way to have fun,
So most were sorry when it was done.
A student recital about ended things
For February which famous birthdays brings.
The winds of March at first did sway
All thoughts to "happy" Founder's Day.
Dr. Rice made the main address ;
From our classes we had a recess.
March the fifth was the chosen date
Of Philo's party to Troy to skate.
And as the winds continued to howl,
Our campus trees began to growl.
Down came a huge one behind Pearson's Hall
Causing some damage in it's fall.
Student Chapel much change did lend
Through variation from the general trend.
Outside of these things above related,
Not very much more need here be stated,
Excepting, of course, though needless to say,
"She Stoops to Conquer" was our Spring Play,
Tradition says that April showers.
Surely bring us bright May flowers.
And since the saying never fails,
We need not furnish further details
Of beauty which sprang by leap and bound,
From otherwise seemingly barren ground.
Now the track squad each day did try,
(Providing that the track was dry),
To keep on hoping, working, training.
Despite the fact that it kept raining.
Even during Spring Vacation
They kept working with expectation.
On returning all did unite
In looking forward to the night
When Clio, Philo and Plato would dine
At Hotel Melbourne from eight 'til nine,
Then enjoy a program sponsored by all
Three organizations which heeded the call.
The closing event on the very last day,
Was "Enchanted Cottage", the Faculty Play,
The month of May is almost the last ;
After June comes, the semester has passed.
When blooming flowers and bird songs gay
Greeted each morning, as if to say,
"Hello" to all nature, we stopped to note
That Radio Dramas which students wrote
Concluded the series of broadcasts done
On W-T-M-V, with sponsors none.
Another play from the college stage,
Closed the brilliant dramatic page.
It was entitled, "The Trojan Women",
Following which attention was given
To Senior Class Day and Tree Dedication,
Followed by much deep meditation
On final exams, and the hope at last
That difficult subjects had been passed.
The Literary Societies' program was joint
And speakers tried to prove the point
That their contributions were the best
In the Dorris Oratorical Contest.
Of Tune's events there is little to say,
Of course, there was Baccalaureate day,
An alumni dinner, and legislation
By the college board ; then graduation.
May you long remember events of the year,
Especially those appearing here.
Hawthorne declares that "Nobody can make a tradition; it takes a century
to make it." Traditions are like trees ; they grow. Like character they indicate
qualities in the object with which they are identified. They contribute much to
the reputation which that object bears — for good or ill.
Historic facts afford but the skeleton of a life's story; tradition provides
the flesh and blood, the life-giving elements. Recorded history may remain for
a thousand years neglected, unloved, but safe in the archives. Tradition is a
more delicate thing which requires the constant care and active ministry of living
human beings. Without such faithful attention tradition dies.
The power of law may engender respect but the power of tradition is greater
than that of law because it rests on sentiment, and sentiment is made up largely
of affection. Hence the tenacity of traditions in the face of any concerted effort
to destroy them. The older the tradition, the deeper its roots sink into the soil
of human consciousness. To eradicate it is like plucking out the heart.
McKendree College is rich in traditions. Many of these have, no doubt,
passed into oblivion, others are cherished by the ever diminishing circle of "old-
timers", while still others are living, potent factors in the present busy "life upon
the hill". How coidd it be otherwise with such men in the background as Abra-
ham Lincoln, Peter Cartwright, and William McKendree, not to mention a score
of others of local fame. These men were in earnest about providing opportunities
for "higher learning" for the youth of their own and succeeding generations.
Space forbids mentioning in detail the traditions handed down from these
early days, but an analysis of college life in the McKendree of today readily
reveals the wealth of influence which are daily contributing to the enrichment
of experiences and to the encouragement of spiritual forces which are essential to
all true education. These influences are due in large part to the sacred traditions
of Religion, Democracy, Honor, Courtesy, Integrity, Responsibility and Truth.
E. P. BAKER
The Curtain s Going Up
From the dramatic standpoint, it may be said that McKendree has enjoyed
an unusually fruitful year. Besides the traditional Homecoming and Spring plays,
radio dramas assumed an important rule. These thirty minute plays were written
and produced by the students in Radio Drama 49, and were presented each Friday
over Station WTMV.
"The Saturday Evening Ghost", presented as the climax to Homecoming
activities, revealed the previously unknown talent of students who were already
familiar figures on the campus as well as that of some of the newly-arrived
The cast of this three-act comedy included :
Lord Canterville i . . ,,, ,
> Arthur Werle
Sir Simon '
Mr. Hiram Otis Franfc Glotfelty
Lucretia Otis Jean Miller
Virginia Margaret Hursey
Sonny-boy Calvin Ryan
Pet Carol Heer
Mrs. Umney Joanne Moore
Lord Archibald Archibald. Arnold Eddings
The local cast of Alpha I 'si ( >mega set a precedent, which it hopes to main-
tain in future years, by sponsoring a "faculty play". "The Enchanted Cottage",
a three-act fantasy by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was chosen with casting as fol-
Oliver Bashforth.. C. De Witt Hardy
Mrs. Smallwood Mrs. W. J. Friederich
Rupert Smallwood H. N. Hertenstein
Mrs. Minnett Miss Laura Ford
Major Murray Hillgrove W. J. Friederich
Rigg A. K. Henderson
The Rev. Mr. Chas. Corsellis H. E. Wallace
Mrs. Corsellis._ Mrs. Nell G. Oppitz
Laura Pennington Mrs. H. N. Hertenstein
M. Hursey, C. Long, B. Friederich, A. Werle.
"She Stoops to Conquer", the five-act comedy of Oliver Goldsmith, adapted
by the speech director, Professor W. J. Friederich, was selected as the "Spring
Play". Costuming and the particularly outstanding set added much to the presen-
tation of this eighteenth century comedy.
Mrs. Hardcastle. .Marion Kleinschmidt
Squire Hardcastle.. Arthur Baum
Tony Lumpkin James Oppitz
Kate Hardcastle. Margaret Hursey
Betty Phillips Friederich
Landlady Barbara Woolard
Charles Marlow Charles E. Long
George Hastings Arthur Werle
Diggory.. Carol Heer
Roger Gerald Gulley
Sir Charles Marlow.... Arnold Eddings
To the Play Production Class goes much of the credit for the outstanding
productions seen on McKendree's campus this year. Besides constructing sets,
managing the stage and business, as well as attending to numerous minor de-
tails, this group diverged from its usual procedure and presented the play, "The
Trojan Women", instead of several shorter plays.
Thus was concluded a really brilliant dramatic season.
After Four Years
CLASS DAY PROGRAM
Charles E. Long
Invocation- Raymond Switzer
Welcome Charles E. Long
Music Roger Tappmeyer
Class History Dolores Cooper
Music Donald Nothdurft
Talk Marvin Eortel
Presentation of the Gavel. Charles E. Long
Response by Junior President Robert M. Allen
Class Prophecy.... Roger Tappmeyer
Class Will Charles E. Long
"Alma Mater" Assembly
1 RKK I JUDICATION
Invocation Raymond Switzer
Remarks Mrs. Xell G. Oppitz
Dedication Charles E. Long
benediction Roger Tappmeyer
"Alma Mater" Assembly
Isabel Shaffer, senior from Sumner,
was elected May Queen by the student
body, but illness forced her to leave
school earlv in the second semester.
Dolores Cooper, an East St. Louis
senior, was chosen to replace Isabel and
reign over the day's festivities. To as-
sume royal duties was no new thing to
Dolores, since she was Football Queen
at the 1940 Homecoming.
I'at/e Sixty three
DR. AND MRS. ROY BERRY
SUPT. ERNEST R. BRITTON
MRS. ERNEST R. BRITTON
DR. HARRY C. BROWN
Granite City, Illinois
MR. A. W. EiCHER
St. Louis, Missouri
MR. ROBERT HERMAN
MISS DOROTHY HERTENSTEIN
New Baden, Illinois
MISS MYRA JEANES
MRS. C. B. PEACH
MRS. RUBY RICE SMITH
MISS RUBY ELLIS
St. Jacob, Illinois
MRS. GRACE RENNER WELCH
MR. CYRUS GENTRY
New York, New York
DR. CLARK R. YOST
MR. D. M. HARDY
St. Louis, Missour
MRS. CLARK R. YOST
MR. MYRL HERMAN
MISS GWENDOLYN YOST
Index of Advertisers
Blumenstein Bros 67
Buscher Hotel 66
Call Printing Co
Cook Paint and Varnish Co.
Dot's Beauty Shop 68
Feltrop Auto Service bb
General Grocer Co
C. Heer 6 °
Interstate Printing Co
Kohler Manufacturing Co
Lebanon Drug Company
Meyer Furniture and Undertaking Co
Moonlight Roller Rink
n . ~, 70
I. Peskind and Sons
Pfeffer Milling Co 69
Elmer C. Reed
Rogers Clothing Co
Sayre Motor Company
Schwarz Furniture and Undertaking Co
Shattinger Music Co
Wehrle Jewelry Co
BOWLING — ROLLER SKATING
O'Fallon's Leading Amusement Center
Chicken and Steak Dinners Our Specialty
FLORENCE AND "AL" HARTMAN
DOUBLE LIFE MILK BOTTLE CASES
FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING
223 Westfront Street
L. E. Schwarz
M. K. Schwarz
College Supplies and Fountain Pens
Try Our Soda Fountain
We Serve DeLuxe Ice Cream
and Toasted Sandwiches
LEBANON DRUG CO.
O. C. FRESHOUR, R.Ph.
SALES CHEVROLET SERVICE
GENERAL AUTO REPAIRING
FELTROP AUTO SERVICE
LEON H. CHURCH
Editor and Publisher
FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
315 E. Adams Street
FRESH AND SMOKED MEATS
Phone I 13
IT PAYS TO BE ON TIME
ELGIN . . GRUEN
F. G. WEHRLE & SON
16 East Main Belleville,
MOONLIGHT ROLLER RINK
GAS OIL TIRES
SAYRE MOTOR CO.
MUSIC AND PIANO
331-339 Arcade Bldg.
Eighth and Olive
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Congratulations to the Class of '41 !
I. PESKIND & SONS
OUTFITTERS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
116-118 East Main Street
DOT'S BEAUTY SHOP
THE CALL ' '"'
DAN A. THROOP, Mgr.
Printing Service Since 1904
'Talent to Originate
. . Skill to Produce"
PHONE EAST 4204
BROADWAY AT THIRD EAST ST. LOUIS, ILL
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Daily capacity 1,000 Barrels
Elevator capacity 200,000 Bushels
PFEFFER MILLING COMPANY
MAR'S PATENT HARD WINTER WHEAT FLOUR
FLUFFY RUFFLES SELF-RISING FLOUR
LEBANON BELLE CAKE FLOUR
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS
A MOST PLEASANT WELCOME
Awaits you at all times at
For Good Fountain Service
Gifts for All Occasions
THE QUALITY STORE
MUSIC AND GIFT SHOP
215-217 West St. Louis St.
Page Sixty nun
Why Not Have Quality Work for the
CLEANING & DYEING
CLEANING by the MODERN METHOD
PHONE LEBANON 136
ELMER C. REED
401 South High St. Phone 1771
Decorating and Painting Contractor
The Methodist Church of Lebanon, III.
ss or Tin
COOK PAINT AND VARNISH
Materials Used Throughout
ROGERS CLOTHING CO.
"WHERE THEY ALL GO"
COBCUT CORN— AMERICAN LADY
OR TOPMOST FOODS
GENERAL GROCER CO.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Hours spent on various operations
are major factors in the cost of printing. Through
our careful planning and advanced production
methods, we have reduced the time
element to a minimum
Quality... Our First Consideration
THE INTERSTATE PRINTING COMPANY
1 9-21 North Jackson Street Danville, Illinois