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For more than one hundred seventeen years McKendree College
has stood on the "Old Hill" as a living symbol of Christian education,
doing its utmost to train young men and women to be of greatest
service to God and their fellowmen. Each spring sees another class
sent forth with a liberal arts education to be of service in the field
to which they are best suited.
But a liberal arts education is not all work. McKendree also
teaches brotherhood — not in classes, but through living together like
brothers, all working together for the same cause, and each gener-
ously sharing his personality with others about him. The leadership
and participation in extra-curricular activities enables all young men
and women to be of most service to their community, and the "fam-
ily" atmosphere on the campus inspires them to live peacefully and
happily with their families and friends as they go through life in
true McKendree fashion.
Pictures, unless otherwise designated,
by Spieth Studio, Centraiia.
Engraving bv Central Engraving Co.,
Covers by BeektuM, St. Buuis.
ON THE "OLD HILL"
Ruth Koerber Editor
Edna Kampmeyer Business Manager
Flossie Hortin Assistant Business Manager
Bonny Stelzriede Advertising Manager
Genevieve Reisner..... _____Assistant Advertising Manager
Rebecca Giles Make-up Editor
William Stallings Assistant Make-up Editor
Clelles Ness Class Editor
Arthur Klemschmidt Assistant Class Editor
Elizabeth Crisp Organization Editor
Gene Winterrowd Circulation Manager
Grant Hartman Assistant Circulation Manager
Don Broadway Sports Editor
Peter Notaras Feature Editor
Wyvona Luman Typist
Mrs. H. C. Gutekunst Faculty Advisor
Volume XIII New Series
For the past three years, Mr. and Mrs. Gutekunst have diligently
striven to keep McKendree going forward in war, as in peace. They
are always on hand when something needs to be done, and are always
deeply interested in cooperating with the students in anything they
undertake. It has been their constant supervision and cooperation
that has made possible the sending of Reviews to all McKendree
servicemen, both at home and abroad. Without their support there
would have been no annual.
It is to these two fine Christian leaders, that we dedicate our
ACTIVITIES FOR 1944-45
2 Registration, 8:00 A M
Freshman Orientation Convocation, 1:15 P. M.
Vespers in Clark Hall, 8:00 P. M
3 Registration continued, 8:00 P M
Freshman English Placement Test, 2.00 P. M.
4 Classes organized.
Freshman Library Orientation, 2:00 P. M
Picnic, 5:30 P. M
Informal Dormitory Parties, 9:00 P. M
5 "Y" Mixer, 8:15 P. M
10 President's Reception, 8:00 P M
12 Freshman Initiation
18 Combined "Y" Party for Soldiers
23 Clio Open Session.
26 Freshman Psychological Test.
1 Hallowe'en Party sponsored by Faculty.
10 Hayride sponsored by Junior Class
15 Skating Party sponsored by Sophomore Class.
17-18 Combined "Y" Conference at Galesburg.
21 Formal Thanksgiving Banquet, 6:00 P. M.
22 Thanksgiving Recess begins, 4:10 P. M
27 Thanksgiving Recess ends, 7:40 A M
28 Greenville Basketball Games, here.
1 Mid-semester Reports.
4 Plato Open Session.
8 Home-coming; Hobo Day, Formal Freshman
Chapel Program, 7:00 P. M Open House in
Carnegie and Clark Halls, followed by a re-
ception in Clark Hall
9 Home-coming; Alumni Dinner, 12:30 P. M.;
Shurtleff Game, here.
13 Play, "Christmas at Home," 8:00 P. M
15 Basketball Game with Greenville, thi r
20 Christmas Program.
22 Christmas Recess begins, 4:10 P. M
2 Christmas Recess ends.
6 Twelfth Night Party sponsored by Library,
8:00 P M
10 Combined "Y" Session
12 Basketball Game with Eden Seminary, here.
18 Basketball Game with Greenville, there.
29 Exam Week.
2 Basketball Game with Principia, there.
5 Inter-semester Recess.
7 Classes organized.
9 Basketball Game with Scott Field Officers, here
12 Heart-Sister Week begins
14 Combined "Y" Session.
Skating Party sponsored by W A A
16 Heart-Sister Week ends.
19 CI io Open Session, 8:00 P. M
Heart-Sister Gift Exchange, 10:00 P M
23 Basketball Game with Scott Field Officers, there.
26 Plato Open Session, 8:00 P. M
2 Basketball Game with Principia, here.
16 Basketball Game with Greenville, th n
18-24 Religious Emphasis Week.
30 Mid-semester Reports.
Spring Vacation begins, 4:10 P. M
9 Spring Vacation ends.
20 High School Day
18 May Fete, Senior Class Day.
28 Exam Week
31 Dorris Oratorical Contest, 8:00 P. M
1 Plaro-Clio-Philo Program, 8:00 P. M
2 Music Recital, 8:00 P. M
3 Baccalaureate Service, 10:30 A M
4 Meeting of Joint Board, 9:00 A M
Alumni Dinner, 12:30 P. M
Commencement Exercises, 2:30 P. M
Dr. Clark R. Yost, President,
A.B., D.D., LLD.
Edwin Percy Baker, Dean Emeritus,
A.B., A.M., LLD.
Charles Jacob Stowell, Dean,
B.S., A.M., Ph.D.
Mathematics and Economics
Oliver Henry Kleinschmidt, A AGO
Piano, Theory, Organ
Nell Griswold Oppitz, A.B., AM
History and Sociology
Eliza J. Donaldson, B.S., AM
Reinhold Barrett Hohn, A.B., AM
Education and Psychology
Dorothy Irene West, B.S., A.M., Ph.D.
William Clarence Walton,
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., D.D.
Philosophy and Religion
Helmut C. Gutekunst, B.S., M.S.
Chemistry and Physics
Bertha Ward Gutekunst, A.B.
French, Spanish and Journalism
Leon Church, A.B.
Director of Athletics
Eula R. Smith, Ph.M., B.M., MA.
Voice and Public School Music
H. P. K. Agersborg, B.S., M.S., A.B., Ph.D.
Frederick C. Stelzriede, A.B., B.D.
Speech and Dramatics
Beatrice Attey Godwin, A.B.
SEATED (left to right)' Dr Yost, M.ss Smith, Mrs Godwin, Mrs Gutekunst, M,ss Donaldson, Dr. Agersborg STAND-
ING: Coach Church, Dr. Walton, Mrs. Hertenstein, Mrs. Oppitz, Prof. Kleinschmidt, Prof. Hohn, Dean Stowell, Prof.
Gutekunst, Dean Baker, Dr. West.
THE SENIOR CLASS
Roy E. McGrath
Suzanne Ridgway Potter
A.B. Philosophy and Religion
President Student Association '45;
Kappa Chi '44-'45, Vice-President;
Y M C A. '42-'45; Plato '44- '45, Pres-
ident '45; Little Theater '43-'44; Stu-
dent-Faculty Council '43, '45; Pro-
vost Carnegie Hall '45; Glee Club
'43-'44; Biology Club '45.
FRANK M. SNYDER
Sigma Zeta '44-'45, President '45;
Who's Who in American Universities
Glee Club '42-'45, President '44-'45;
Girls' Trio '43-'44; Student Body Song
Leader '44-'45; Clio '43-'45, President
'44; Little Theater '42-'43; "Crazy
House"; "What a Life".
SUZANNE RIDGWAY POTTER
ROY E. McGRATH
Kappa Chi '44-'45, President '44-45,
Male Quartet; YMCA. '44-'45, So-
cial Chairman; President Senior Class;
Plato '44-'45, Critic '45; I S S. '44-
Sigma Beta Rho, Kappa Chi '44; Mc-
Kendrean Staff '43-'44; Review Staff
'43-'44; Philo, President '44; I.S.S.
'43-'44; McCormick Oratorical Con-
Home-coming Queen '42-'43; Glee
Club'42-'45; Sextette; President Clark
Hall '43; Y.W.C A. Program Chair-
man '44-45; Clio President '44-'45;
Sigma Tau Delta President '44-'45;
President Student Association '44; Stu-
dent-Faculty Council '44-'45; "Drums
of Death"; Who's Who in American
Universities and Colleges.
Vice-president Student Association '45;
Student-Faculty Council '45; Sigma
Tau Delta '44 -'45; Y.W.C.A '42-'45,
President '44-45; Glee Club '42- '45;
Girls' Sextette; Review Staff '42-'45,
News Editor '44-'45; McKendrean Staff
'43-'45, Business Manager '44-'45;
Clio '43-'45, President '45; I.S.S. '43-
'45; Who's Who in American Univer-
sities and Colleges.
William G. Stallings
WAA '41 -'43, '44-'45; Kitty Kubs
'41 -'43; Glee Club '42-'43, '44-'45,
Social Chairman '44; Sextette '42- '43,
'44-'45; Y.WCA. Social Chairman
'44-'45; President Sophomore Class;
Homecoming Queen '44; Little The-
WILLIAM G. STALLINGS
Sigma Tau Delta '43- '45; Review Staff
'43 -'45, Assistant Feature Editor '43-
'44, Editor '44-'45; McKendrean Staff
'43-'45, Sports Editor '43-'44, As-
sistant Make-up Editor '44-'45; Plato
'43 -'45; President Sophomore Class;
President Carnegie Hall '43, '45; Stu-
dent-Faculty Council; Vice-President
Senior Class, Cheer Leader '43-'44;
English Assistant '44-'45; "Crazy
House", Who's Who in American
Universities and Colleges.
Glee Club '42-'43; Band '42-'43; Clio
'42-'45; Student-Faculty Council '44-
45; Review Staff, reporter '42-'43,
Feature Editor '43-'45; McKendrean
Staff, Editor '44-'45; Assistant Regis-
trar '43-'45; Cheer Leader '43-'45;
Student Assistant, Vice-president '44-
'45, Secretary-Treasurer Senior Class,
President Clark Hall '44-'45, Secre-
tary '44; Little Theater '42-'43; Kitty
Kubs '42-'43; May Queen '45; Who's
Who in American Universities and
A.B. Philosophy and Religion
Chapel Choir '44-'45; Solo parts in
(1st Semester Senior)
East St Louis
( 1st Semester Senior)
1 1st Semester Senioi i
(1st Semester Junior)
( 1st Semester Junior)
(1st Semester Junior)
(1st Semester Junior;
(1st Semester Junior)
(1st Semester Junior)
Billy Gene Hahs
Harry E. Olin
University City, Mo.
A. J. Shields
(1st Semester Sophomore)
SENIORS WITHOUT PICTURES
Dee Lee and Johnny
Grads of '44
and Lucy Lee
SEATED 'left to right): Dr. Agersborg, Dean Stowell. STA
The Sigma Ztta honorary science society is a national
organization whose purpose is to encourage scientific
study and to recognize students of high scholarship in
the natural sciences and mathematics. The Beta chapter
at McKendree College was organized in 1926.
The officers for 1944-45 were: president, first semester,
Piof. Helmut C. Gutekunst, second semester, Frank M
Snyder; recorder-treasurer, Dean C. J. Stowell. Other mem-
bers are Dr. H P. K. Agersborg, Dr. E. R. Spencer, Mil-
dred Joseph and Thomas Gordon (graduated September,
SIGMA TAU DELTA
NDING: F Snyder, M. Joseph, Prof Gutekunst.
SIGMA TAU DELTA
In its ninth year, Sigma Tau Delta is maintaining its
place on the campus as one of the leading honorary fra-
ternities. Beginning the year with two members, this
group added five more to its number.
The monthly meetings have been used for varied pur-
poses: to study classic and contemporary literature, and
to give opportunity for self-expression through writing.
One meeting the group attended Ibsen's "A Doll's House"
in St. Louis.
SEATED deft to right:: Dr. Yost, S. Bergman (Pres.i, Dr. West, W. Stallmgs STANDING: E Waggoner, E. Kamp-
meyer, R. Giles, M. Michels.
KAPPA CH I
"Kappa Chi" is a national fraternity which had its be-
ginning in Evansville College in 1928. At that time it
was known as the "Double Alpha Club." In 1936, the
society was re-organized under the name of "Kappa Chi."
On October 30, 1944, "Kappa Chi" National Fraternity
was organized on the McKendree College Campus by its
sponsor, Reverend F. C. Stelzriede. The officers elected
were: Roy McGrath, president; Keith Bruning, vice-presi-
dent, Peter Notaras, secretary-treasurer; and Cyril Jack-
Jackson, K. Bruning, R Stadge, B. Hahs, Rev. Stelzriede.
ALPHA PSI OMEGA
The honorary dramatic society of McKendree's campus
is the Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega
The list of activities includes a trip to the Golden Rod
Showboat in St. Louis, the sponsoring of the May Fete,
and an outing at the end of the year.
The list of officers for the year were: president, Peter
Notaras; vice-president, Bonny Stelzriede; and secretary-
treasurer, Flossie Hortin, Mrs Robert Welch and the
Reverend Mr. F. C. Stelzriede were faculty sponsors.
ALPHA PSI OMEGA
Notaras (Cast Director'
■! left to right
Church, B. Stelzriede.
PLATONIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
(Left to right) :
Vickers, B. God
PLATONIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
P-L-A-T-0 — the loudest yell heard every Monday eve-
This year, Plato started with ten , members — a bit low
in quantity, but extremely high in quality.
Plato has been through the thick and thin of things
during the past year. Seemingly, all bad things turn out
humorous. We won't forget those urchins from the girls'
dormitory who spoiled the refreshments at Plato's open
session. Excitement and words flowed freely.
The members of Plato are proud of its past, and hope-
ful of its future
PHILOSOPHIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
PHILOSOPHIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Philo started its 107th year with four members but it
had taken in five new members before Thanksgiving
Philo met every Monday at 12:10 P. M. It has twenty-
eight members in the service of their country. There is
an oratorical contest in Philo every year.
The officers of Philo are: president, Ira Thetford; vice-
president, Cyril Jackson; fjrst critic, A. J. Shields; second
critic, Charles Ellis; $ergeant-at-arms, Cyril Jackson; re-
cording secretary, Frederick Brink; corresponding secretary,
Marvin Friesner; and treasurer, Grant Hartman.
SEATED (left to right)
Jackson, M. Friesner.
F. Brink, H. Martin, W. Stelzriede. STANDING: A J. Shields, G. Hartman, R Clodfelter, C.
STUDENT FACULTY COUNCIL
SEATED (left to right): Dean Baker, S Bergman, Dr. Yost
win, A Kleinschmidt, H. Martin, R Stadge, W. Luman.
The Student-Faculty Council is important in promoting
democratic living and thinking on the campus. Requests
of the students and faculty alike are presented to the
Council for discussion and action, hence to the faculty
and student body to be passed upon or rejected
Members of the Council consist of six faculty members
appointed by President Yost and six students elected from
the student body, one representing the Lebanonites, one
the commuters, and one from each dormitory.
Chairman: Dr. C. R Yost, secretaries: Bergman (1),
(Pres.), Prof. Hohn STANDING: W Stallings, Mrs. God-
CLIONIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Each Monday evening the halls of the Chapel resound
with the shout, C-L-I-0-, Clio, as the girls of McKendree
come together for another regular literary society meet-
ing. Some sessions are serious and some are silly, but this
one hour each week' is looked forward to by every mem-
ber of the Clinonian Literary Society.
Presidents: Virginia Phillips, Ruth Mary Koerbcr, Edna
Kampmeyer, and Shirley Bergman.
CLIONIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
SEATED (left tc
Vickers, B. Godv
3 ht) ' S Bergman V Phillips E Kampmeyer, R. Koerber, W. Luman SECOND ROW: R, Giles, V
V. Childress, G. Reisner, F. Shaffer, B. Stelznede. THIRD ROW: E. Waggoner, D. Faulkner, M.
Joseph, F. Hortin, G. Winterrowd, J. Bare.
Y M C A
SEATED (left to right):
D. Broadway, K, Bruning,
H. Olin. B Hahs
Lagow, L. Berger,
The Young Men's Christian Association met every
Wednesday night. The assistant regional secretary spoke
to one of the combined sessions. They also helped in the
Christmas program planned by the music department.
They were instrumental in bringing two outside speakers
for combined sessions
The officers for the year were: president, Peter Notaras;
vice-president, Robert Stadge; chaplain, Billy Hahs; pro-
gram chairman, Warren Clark; social chairman, Roy Mc-
Grath; secretary-treasurer, Harry 01 in; pianist, Don Broad-
way, and faculty sponsor, the Reverend F. C. Stelzriede.
Y W C A
As special features in our weekly worship and discussion
programs we have had a Scott Field Glee Club, a Negro
Chorus, a National "Y" representative, and other outside
speakers and guests.
The YWCA sent delegates to the Area Conference at
Galesburg, Illinois, and visited neighboring churches, pro-
viding the programs for the Sunday Evening services We
cooperated with the YMCA in redecorating the College
Bookstore, entertained soldiers from Scott Field and as-
sisted with the annual Christmas program besides con-
tinuing our work as a participating YWCA.
Mrs C. J Stowell is our sponsor.
SEATED deft to right): W Luman, R. Giles, S Bergman, E. Kampmeyer (Pres.), R. Cooper, R. Koerber, D. Faulkner,
SECOND ROW: B. Godwin, L Benton, E. Waggoner, G. Winterrowd, V Crocker, F. Bruehl, E. Crisp, F. Klopmeyer, J. Bare.
THIRD ROW: F. Hortm, E. Hanbaum, A. Springer, V. Childress, V. Vickers, F. Shaffer, D. Sanker, H. Gawthorp.
GIRLS 7 SEXTETTE
(Left to right): H. Gawthorp, S. Bergman, E. Kampmeyer, M. Michels, E. Hanbaum, R. Cooper.
As in the past severa
vided music for specia
sented the college in
Any regular college
come a member of the
membership is left to
depends on the student
Six melodious girls'
past year for enjoymen
years the Girls' Sextette has pro-
school occasions and has repre-
outside communities upon special
woman student is eligible to be-
sextette but the final decision for
the director, Miss Eula Smith, and
's general music ability,
voices have blended together this
t and performance.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB AND CHAPEL CHOIR
In an adjustment of choral work, the accelerated col-
lege program, and the war situation the Chapel Choir and
the Girls' Glee Club have been combined. The Chapel
Choir is made up of mixed voices and the group has
presented special numbers for our chapel services.
With the aid of the director these groups have main-
tained a high standard of work and with the assistance
of the YWCA and the YMCA was very successful in pre-
senting the Christmas program.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB AND CHAPEL CHOIR
FIRST ROW (left to right)- Miss Smith, H. Gawthorp, F. Bruehl, E. Crisp, E. Kampmeyer, B. Stelzriede, R. Cooper,
J Bare SECOND ROW: E. Hanbaum, F. Shaffer, D. Faulkner, W. Stallings, D Broadway, W. Stelzriede, M. Michels,
F. Hortin. THIRD ROW: S Bergman, A. Springer, M Connett, L. Purcell, A. Kleinschmidt, G Reisner, V. Phillips.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SOCIETY
SEATED (left to right': J Bare, Mrs. Gutekunst, E W
STANDING: G Wmterrowd, D. Faulkner, R, Stadge, P.
M, Michels, V. Crocker, R. McGrath, L. Benton.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SOCIETY
This new organization, established in 1943 on our
campus, has shown much progress. Its membership, which
has increased during the past year, is limited to students
of foreign language The society is designed to promote
an international understanding and good will among the
students of allied countries. Letters of French and Span-
ish were received as well as English
Highlight of the year was the annual party held at the
home of Mrs. H. C. Gutekunst, sponsor and organizer of
Officers: Wyvona Luman, president, Edna Kampmeyer,
vice-president, and Estelle Waggoner, secretary-treasurer.
aggoner, W Luman iPresi, E. Kampmeyer, B. Stelzriede.
Notaras, F. Shaffer, G. Reisner, V. Childress, G. Hartman,
The purpose of the Biology Club, which was organized
this year, is to promote nature study and to take part in
the highway beautification of Illinois.
The membership consists not only of majors or minors
in biology, but also other students interested in the
The following served as officers during the past year:
Mildred Joseph, president; A J Shields, vice-president;
Donna Sanker, secretary- treasurer; Louis Purcell, sergeant-
at-arms, Dr H P K. Agersborg, sponsor.
B IOLOGY CLUB
SEATED 'left to
F. Brink, H. Olin
ight' K Brunmg, L Purcell, D. Sank
B, Hahs, G Hartman, Dean Stowell.
Joseph, A. Shields, Dr. Agersborg STANDING:
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
FRONT ROW (left to right); R Giles, D Faulkner (Pres.), V. Childress, E. Waggoner, E Hanbaum STANDING: G.
Winterrowd, F. Hortin, G Reisner, Dr. West, R Cooper, F. Shaffer, E Crisp
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The Women's Athletic Association was re-organized on
the campus this fall with twelve new members. The pur-
pose of this organization is to encourage healthful living
and good will and fellowship among the students.
A good time was had by all at the Valentine's skating
party at Troy, sponsored by the W A A
At the time this annual went to press, the W. A. A.
was planning a wiener roast and several other social
After being temporarily discontinued, the "M" Club
was reorganized last fall. Inasmuch as the membership is
quite low, a greater number in the near future is expected.
Although the "M" Club has not been too active during
the past year, it sponsored, quite proudly, the election of
the Home-coming Queen.
The members of the "M" Club are proud of that or-
ganization, for it represents the "Spirit of Athletics" on
the campus Membership provides a challenge for all
participants of sports as a goal worthy of attainment.
(Left to right): F Harris, Coach Church, A. Klemschmidt, P Notaras.
(left to right). E Kampmeyer, R Koerber, S. Bergman. STANDING: F. Snyder, W. Stallings.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges is a publica-
tion of a standard directory and index of information sponsored by six hundred
colleges and universities. Its purpose is to give national recognition to students of
unusual abilities. Below are listed six McKendree seniors who will appear in the
Edna possesses a rare sense of responsibility and she
has made a good scholastic record at McKendree. Her
cooperative and friendly spirit will be greatly missed on
the "Old Hill."
We admire Frank, one of our older students, for re-
turning to school to graduate while holding a full-time
position His ability in chemistry and mathematics i?
The quick wit and cheerful disposition of our Mc-
Kendrean editor combine to make her a capable leader.
She has proved herself to be a good student and depend-
able office assistant.
The high scholastic record and fine leadership shown
by Bill during his years on the "Old Hill" make the rest
of us proud to call him a McKendrean
Shirley's quick smile and pleasing personality have won
many friends for her at McKendree She has been an ex-
cellent student and an outstanding leader during her three
years on the campus
Norman's cheerful smile and keen sense of humor make
him a welcome addition to the McKendree family
BOTTOM ROW (left to right): W. Stallings, Mrs. Gutekunst, E. Kampmeyer. SECOND ROW: B. Stelzriede, R
Koerber, E. Hanbaum. THIRD ROW: G. Winterrowd, P. Notaras, A. Klemschmidt. FOURTH ROW: G. Reisner, R.
Giles, C. Ness, D. Broadway, G. Hartman. FIFTH ROW: F. Hortin, E. Crisp, W. Luman
Throughout the year the Review and McKendrean staff
have functioned in various ways. Not only did this staff
publish the bi-weekly paper and this annual, but it spon-
sored a fall leaf-raking and the high school day in the
Just as other groups, the staff operated under war-time
difficulties. Much "midnight oil" was burned to complete
copy for deadlines Many afternoons were used for trips
to St. Louis to arrange for printing and engraving
After a year of presenting the current happenings on
our campus, we offer this book as the culmination of our
activities. The memories embodied in these pages will
long serve to remind us of the "Old Hill" and those with
whom we worked and played in '44-'45.
Editor William Stallings
News Editor Edna Kampmeyer
Assistant News Editor Gene Winterrowd
Feature Editor Ruth Koerber
Assistant Feature Editor... Peter Notaras
Make-up Editor _ Rebecca Giles
Circulation Manager Flossie Hortin
Business Manager Bonny Stelzriede
Sponsor ._ Mrs. Gutekunst
Reporters: Genevieve Reisner, Bonny Stelzriede, Arthur
Kleinschmidt, Grant Hartman, Clelles Ness, Elizabeth
Crisp, and Don Broadway.
BASKETBALL LETTERM EN
I Forward I — Berger had the best free
throw average on the team Laurie was
fastest on the first five, and perhaps the
best "all around" player. He certainly
snagged more than one rebound. Berger
will be here next year to add his much-
needed strength to the team
Captain (Guard) — "Tiny," a two-year
letterman, could always be depended up-
on to handle the ball well. He was calm
and cool-headed on the floor, and was
always under the basket for rebounds.
(Forward) — Joe, small, but mighty, proved
to be one of the Bearcats' best subs He
is one of the cleverest ball handlers on
the team Joe will be here next year to
put the old "zip" on the ball.
(Guard) — Frank did more than his share
of rebounding. Many an opposing player
will verify that Harris handled the ball
well, and could be depended upon to
bring it across the line. He should be in
there fighting next year
"Wes" could always be counted upon to
put his best in a game He always ap-
peared calm and handled the ball well
He certainly snagged a great many re-
bounds and more than one of his well-
placed shots helped to boost the score
(Forward) — Don was death on side shots
He added many a point to the team's
score. His ball handling was excellent,
and if was not uncommon to see him
"break-through" and "loop" another in
for the Bearcats.
(Center) — Art, a second year letterman,
the tallest on the team, used his height
to great advantage His rebounding
ability was of great value to the team.
He was one of the leading scorers, and
was strictly a team man He will be the
main cog in the Bearcats' machine next
Although Purcell was a member of the
Bearcats only in the early part of the
season, he added many points to the
score Always under the basket for re-
bounds, and couid be depended upon to
handle the ball well. He was calm at all
(Forward) — An excellent substitute, Fred,
one of the fastest players on the floor,
could be counted upon to put plenty of
the "old drive" in the game Brink
should be an important cog in the Bear-
cat line-up next year.
Greenville 21 39
Shurtleff 34 27
Greenville ..._ 29 45
Eden 34 45
Greenville 28 30
Shurtleff 33 30
Prmcipia 25 46
Scott Field... 38 52
Greenville 40 44
Scott Field.. 41 44
CHRISTMAS AT HOME
On the 13th of December the "College Play-
ers" presented the one-act comedy, "Christmas
at Home," in the Eisenmayer gymnasium. The
plot revolves around the Burgess family the day
before Christmas, preparing to spend their
Christmas day without their son, Johnny, who is
working in Chicago, and Grandpa, who had died
the preceding summer. The typical family re-
actions are found: sixteen-year-old Julie falling
in love for the first time; eighteen-year-old
Emily receiving a proposal, and the twelve-year-
old Janet discovering the real meaning or
Christmas. The climax comes with the arrival
of Johnny, who has been given the day off to
spend Christmas at home. The play was directed
by the Reverend F. C. Stelzriede.
Emily Burgess Bonny Stelzriede
Julie Burgess Elizabeth Crisp
Janet Burgess Joanne Bare
Johnny Burgess —.Wesley Stelzriede
Doctor Tom Burgess ..Keith Bruning
Mrs. Margaret Burgess Genevieve Reisner
Ralph Weatherly.. Robert Stadge
At the time the annual went to press the
Spring play had not been chosen. However, a
three-act play was to be given during the May
May 18, 1945
Scripture Frank Snyder
Invocation Keith Bruning
Vocal Solo -..- Virginia Phillips
Class History ....Ruth Mary Koerber
Vocal Solo Milton Connett
Class Will William Stal I ings
Trio Bergman, Cooper, Koerber
Class Prophecy Edna Kampmeyer
Instrumental Solo Ruth Mary Koerber
Vocal Solo Shirley Bergman
Presentation of the Gavel.. Roy McGrath
I nvoca t ion .....Mil ton Conne 1 1
Music -- -_ Sextette
Remarks Dean E. P. Baker
Presentation of Tree Roy McGrath
Response President Yost
McKendree's May Queen for 1945 was Ruth Mary Koerber of Arlington Heights,
Illinois. Along with being May Queen, she held the position of editor of the
"Curb," who is a graduate of the class of '45, has taken part in many of the
campus activities. Cooperation and cheerfulness are two of her attributes that rank
her as a popular student on the "Old Hill."
Ruth was crowned during the May Fete by her Maid of Honor, Shirley Bergman
HOME-COMI NG QUEEN
"From freshman to senior, brunette to blonde, beauty to beauty, youth to
youth, I present to you the Home-coming Queen, Ruth Cooper." Thus, as Ruth was
handed the bouquet of roses, she was proclaimed the Home-coming Queen of 1944.
"Coopie" seems to be following in the footsteps of her big sister, Dolores, who
was crowned queen in 1940. She is one of our Fine Arts students majoring in Voice.
Ruth has been active in extra-curricular activities.
Friday, December 8
Freshman Formal Program, 8:00 P M
Open Houses at Carnegie and Clark Halls, 9:00 P. M
Reception in Clark Hall, 9:45 P. M
Saturday, December 9
Alumni Dinner, 12:30 P. M, at Pearsons Hal
McKendree-Shurtleff Game, 2:30 P. M.
Crowning of Queen Between Halves
Smile, Mike 1
"Wy" and "Al"
Prexy and Son
Whew-Whew Ednie Sara
HORRORS 1 ! 1
On the Job
Agles, Edgar Allen
Davis, Robert Joe
El less, Vernon
"Fin ley, Robert
Hamm, R. N
Howe, Gay I on
Jackson, M. Bond
:: Martin, Daniel
Morse, Walter H.
Pemberton, W A.
St. Martin, Phillip
Taylor, Curl is
Killed in Action.
Missing in Action.
THE CLASS OF '45
The thirty-six members of our class who approached McKendree campus on
September 7, 1942, were a distinguished looking group. Each was an individual in
himself, and each had a different idea about college life.
We were all eager for a college education combined with a little fun to make
our studying more interesting. We ate regularly at meals and traveled the PC.
Trail to town for our irregular meals. Our class is the last one to remember the
old trail. It seems a pity, for it was such a short cut, especially when one was
sipping a coke at Doc's when the bell rang for the next class.
The hayride was quite an event. Everyone wore old clothes and stuffed their
pockets with three or four hot dogs. The "Y" Mixer proved to be quite a success,
although there were several who had sore arms the next day because they shook too
many hands. Then we had the Hallowe'en party in the gym.
The Conference at Alton was a big event. Everyone seemed to be in a gay
mood that day. Miss Ridgway had a little difficulty in packing the car, but Clifford
Brown came to the rescue.
Now let us turn the pages of our memory book until we reach our Freshman
Picnic. It seemed we weren't successful in ringing the Chapel Bell, although "Bill"
Stallings made a good attempt at it when he fell down the fire escape, trying to
escape from the upperclassmen. On Initiation Night the girls had a little trouble
too. Several jumped over Behymer's hedge in order to be hidden from the view of
the upperclassmen who drove by in the college truck.
You ask about Home-coming? Of course, we were the first freshman class to
start a tradition. We had the first Formal Freshman Chapel Program. The girls
wore their lovely formals and the boys wore their best suits. We really tried to
impress the upperclassmen. The next day, Plato and Phi lo played their last game,
with a score of 50-33 in favor of Plato. Shirley Bergman was crowned Home-coming
Queen at the game. Shirley was the first freshman ever to be crowned queen.
About this time some angels in Clark Hall had a hair-pulling and nail-scratch-
ing fight. Soda bottles were stacked against dorm doors, chewing gum was thrown
freely and as a result, a few people changed their place of habitation.
Miss "D" had her trying moments with our class, but she seemed to keep us
in hand by a persistent knocking on the steam pipes.
The war was in its prime while we were freshmen and I'm sure we all realized
the fact. Our first blackout was an experience to remember. We sat calmly listen-
ing to the roar of airplane motors overhead while all lights were extinguished. The
Beechnut Buddies serenaded us with Christmas carols and "My Gal Sal."
The kitchen force was a very prominent crew. Each was bestowed with a dif-
ferent talent and each tried to portray his talents on the food. They seemed to
work well together, for I remember only a few fights. However, when things became
too wild the pantry was the best place in which to lock them.
Then came Senior Day, when two boys with tear-stained cheeks and faltering
steps marched down the aisle and presented the school with two beautiful flags.
With this memory is linked the memory of the dedication of the service flag, and
the song, "My Buddy." These were just two sad incidents that have made up our
Oh yes, how could we ever forget those summer courses and the way we used
to slave over those hard subjects with perspiration trickling down our brow? How-
ever, when Preachers School and Institute came around it was sweat that flowed
from our brow. It was during summer school that we all witnessed the experience
with the soldier who was supposed to have been a mental case who escaped from
Scott Field. A suggestion was made to have the Carnegie Hall boys protect us, but
the girls decided they could take care of themselves if all windows and doors were
locked and beds moved to third floor. It was the same summer we had so much
trouble over the water cooler.
Our class has been scattered to the four corners of the earth because of the
war and the accelerated program. There will be only fifteen members wearing caps
and gowns and receiving their degrees on Commencement Day.
We have learned a great deal from Old McK. We have learned how to live
and, most of all, how to appreciate a college degree.
THE CLASS OF '46
We registered at McKendree College, as the class of '46, one bright, sunny
morning in September, 1942 — a very scared group of young people. Yes, we all
lived in mortal terror until that frightful day of initiation was over. For us, it was
either a lovely baptism in the beautiful lagoon on McKendree's back campus, or a
very refreshing, brisk walk 'neath the stars to the college, from some unspecified
point in Illinois. A few unfortunates suffered both. However, initiation rules did
not bother us. To be truthful, we were quite proud to don the green caps. Most
of us actually submitted to initiation quite peacefully.
Admittedly, a year or two of college provides one with the knack of improving
on unpromising material, and so, notwithstanding the few authentic scrimmages
with the gentlemen (and ladies) of the three wiser years, we, of late, find our-
selves relating to the new and unsuspecting freshmen just how successful we were
in our vicious and recalcitrant attitude to any and all things related to the upper-
classmen and initiation.
Like all war classes, ours is not an exception, for through the weeks, months,
and even years, many members of the class of '46 heeded the call of war. Today
they may be found on any far-flung battlefield. Some were claimed by war, and
sleep the eternal sleep. It is to them that we especially dedicate our undying
thanks; for them our pride knows no bounds. With us they shall tread the Centen-
nial path in caps and gowns.
The class of '46 is a proud class, indeed. We feel quite assured that it will
provide another strong link in the long chain of McKendree years.
THE CLASS OF '47
Though ours is one of the smallest classes to enroll in McK. during this war-
time period, we have, nevertheless, filled our position in the campus activities.
Starting with only twenty-five members we proceeded to fit our lives into the col-
Our picnic was the usual failure, but we en|oyed our rations (three or four
potato chips and a quarter of a cup-cake are rations, aren't they ? ) free from
A class of '47 skating party for the school has come to be a tradition.
Most of our class has taken advantage of the accelerated program offered by
the school. We leave these two years behind, not forgetting "the dean's" English
Comp. class, Mode and Pete taking top honors in the "Dorris," midnight snacks,
and the biology trip to Missouri. Memories of the past make goals for the future.
We're proud of McK. and hope we can make her proud of us.
THE CLASS OF '48
When we, the class of '48, enrolled as freshmen at McKendree College last
September, we were just as green and scared as the average freshmen.
With green hats flying, we were chased many miles before dodging the upper-
classmen during our initiation — a night long to be remembered by us all.
Our officers for the year were Don Broadway, president; Eunice Hanbaura vice-
president; and Elizabeth Crisp, secretary-treasurer.
We are justly proud of our Freshman Basketball Team, for they remained unde-
feated throughout the entire season. Also, we displayed our talents at the annual
Formal Freshman Chapel Program.
We, the Freshman Class, have enjoyed this year on the "Old Hill" and are
eagerly looking forward to three more years at McKendree.
Time Out 1
She Has a MAN
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