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AUSE fcr a moment in the busy whirl of life, and as
you pauss, glance through these pages compiled
about you, for you, and through your efforts. For
not alone the staff is responsible for the result in hand. It
has had its place, but it is only a part. Faculty, students,
end alumni— all have contributed their share, as well as
those parents who have made it possible for us to attend
the institution herein represented. The splendid spirit that
has been manifested is true McKendree spirit — the spirit
that does not wane.
Not one moment's work do we regret — rather do we
rejoice at every moment of pleasure that our efforts may
bring to you. We only hope that you may receive an en-
joyment commensurate with that which we have had in
editing it. Criticise, if you will — but do it charitably.
O W. C. Walton, who manifested not merely a professional attitude
toward his students but fatherly interest in them as well, we re-
spectfully dedicate this book which is meant to reflect the life of the
school in which he has so faithfully labored for the good of others.
He who is patient in turmoil, and calm in distress,
Who even in failure sees a gleam of success,
Who is cheerful and helpful from dawn to day's end —
Such an one is a MAN — and the students' real friend.
To be the President of McKendree College is to be in a position which
both merits honor and involves responsibility. To obtain this office is one
thing, but to do credit to it is another. McKendree College has honored Dr.
Geo. E. McCammon by conferring upon him the office of President. But that
is only half the story. President McCammon. in return for the deference
shown to him, has served in a capacity of president faithfully and well. He
has not only labored conscientiously in his discharge of administrative duties
on College Hill, but he has done a work beyond the limits of the campus
which is worthy of recognition. The value of the work done in the latter
connection can scarcely be estimated, for he has helped to create a sentiment
with respect to McKendree College which cannot but be of great value to
the institution. He has met with a response that has been manifested in an
appreciable financial success as well as a wide-spread interest.
Mere works can do but little in expressing cur gratitude to Dr. McCam-
mon or our appreciation for his work. Only by our hearty co-operation in
the work which he is doing and our loyal support to the institution which
he is serving so faithfully can we best do honor to him to whom honor is due.
It would be difficult to find a college dean who is more admired and re-
spected than Dean Baker. McKendreans do not believe there is such a man.
He is a man of influence, and is situated in such a way that he is able to use
that influence to good advantage. Not only does he see and champion the
cause of right, but he is so convincing in speech and manner that others are
led to adopt his course. Find a McKendrean wherever you will — and you
will find a person in whose heart there is only love and reverence for Dean
Dean Sheridan has been with us but cne year, but during that brief per-
iod she has accomplished a work worthy of commendation. To the girls
she has been an advisor and a friend, and has had the interest of everyone
of them at heart. Through her endeavors Clark Hall is being made much
more attractive and thus made more homelike for the girls. Her influence
has made itself felt not only among her girls, but among the people of Le-
banon as well. Largely through her efforts the people of the College and
those of the town are becoming more interested in the activities which in
reality should be of mutual interest.
WALLACE N. STEARNS
A. B., Canfield Normal College, Ohio
Wesleyan University, Harvard; A. M.. Ohio
Wesleyan, Harvard; B. D.. Harvard: Ph.
D., Boston University; Professor of Bibli-
cal Literature and Religious Education;
Head of Division of Biblical Literature.
A. B., Moores Hill College, 1914; A. M.,
Clark University, 1917; Graduate, Study
University of Chicago, Summer 1918; Pro-
fessor of History and Social Science; Head
of Division of Social Science.
JAMES C. DOLLEY
A. B., Randolf-Macon College, 1838; A.
M., 1898; Graduate Study, Washington Uni-
versity; M. A., Wisconsin University, 1918;
Professor of Latin and Greek.
Graduate, Chicago College of Vocal and
Instrumental Art, 1893; Organ and Voice,
Chicago, 1895, 1898; Oberlin Conversatory
of Music, 1906, '08; Rcyal Conservatory of
Music, Leipzig, 1913, '14; Professor of
Piano and Voice.
H. FRANK LAURENCE
A. B., Missouri Wesleyan, '20.
WILLIAM C. WALTON
A. B.. McKendree, 1892; A. M„ 1894; Ph.
D., 1897; Graduate Study, University of
Chicago, 1900; Graduate Study, University
of Illinois, 1917, '18; Professor of Philos-
ophy and Education; Head of Division of
Oxford College for Women, 1914, '15;
A. B., University cf Illinois, 1919: Professor
cf Home Economics.
THOMAS ELBERT WIGGINS
A. B., Ureka College, 1913; Graduate
Study, Harvard University, 1913, '14; A.
M., University of Chicago, 1916; Professor
LILLIAN GRACE CHEESEMAN
B. Ph., Meridian College, 1914; Graduate,
Leland Powers School of the Spoken Word,
Boston, 1917; Professor of Expression.
HARRIET H. STANLEY
Graduate, State Normal, Salem, Massa-
chusetts; Graduate, State Library School.
New York, 1895: Librarian.
CHARLES JACOB STOWELL
B. S., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1911;
M. A., University of Illinois, 1912: Ph. D..
University of Illinois, 1917; Professor of
Mathematics and Physics.
ESTHER BLYSS BURNETTE
Ph. B., University of Chicago, 1919; Pro-
fessor of Heme Economics.
HOWARD W. GOULD
B. S., McKendree College, 1918; Univer-
sity of Illinois, Summer 1920; Instructor of
Physics and Chemistry.
Graduate Chicago Normal College, 1913;
U. cf Chicago, Summer 1916, '17, '18; Spec-
ial Study, Northwestern; B. S., University
of Chicago, 1917: M. S., 1918; Professor of
S. M. McCLURE
B. S., Drury College, 1914: M. S., 1915:
Graduate Study, Northwestern University,
1915, '16; Drury College, Summer 1916;
University cf Illinois, Summer 1920; Pro-
fessor of Chemistry: Head of Division of
A. B., Transylvania University, 1916: A.
M., 1917: University of Wisconsin, 1920;
Frofessor of French.
JOHN ELIOT NOON
A. B., University of Illinois, 1914; Bos-
ton University, 1911, '12.
E. B. WAGGONER
B. S., McKendree College, 1875: A. M„
1876; Carbondale Normal School; Val-
paraiso Normal School; Graduate Study.
Chautauqua Summer School, 1910-15;
Dean, McKendree Academy.
ELOISE SUTHERLAND THETFORD
A. B„ St. Mary's College (Junior), Dal-
las, Texas, 1917; A. B., Southern Metho-
dist University, Dallas, Texas, 1919; Grad-
uate Study, University of Chicago, 1919,
'20; Instructor of English.
JOHN WILLIAM ANDREW KINISON
A. B, McKendree. 1915; B. D., Garrett
Bibliral Institute, 1918; Instructor of Latin
RUTH KATHLEEN WALTON
Clio, President First Semester,
'20; Religious Meetings Chair-
man, '20 : President Y. W. C. A.,
'19; Teachers' Club, '20; English
Seminar, '20; McKendree Orches-
tra, '19, '20, '21 : Teacher, Leban-
on Public School, '21 ; Vice-Pres-
ident, Junior Class, '20; May
Queen, '21 ; Scientific Society, '21.
Ruth's right there with her pep
and to spare.
Whenever we start a moment-
ous affair ;
Her friends they are countless,
her foes they are few ;
If I were a Homer, I'd give her
EDWIN M. GOULD
Plato; Y. M. C. A.; Teachers'
Club. '20, '21; Director, McKen-
dree Orchestra; President, '19,
'20, '21 : Assistant Editor, Mc-
Kendrean, '21 ; Assistant Busi-
ness Manager, '20.
He's kneeling to "Dean," but you
never can tell
Whether he means it or not ;
If he were in earnest
I'm sure he'd seek a more se-
ALICE LOIS EVERETT
Clio, President, First and Sec-
ond Semester; Y. W. C. A., Vice-
President, '18; President, '20;
Secretary and Treasurer, Senior
Class; Teachers' Club, '20, '21;
English Seminar, '20; McKendree
Minstrel, '21 ; Expression Plays,
'21: Editor-in-Chief, McKen-
She sails away with her degree
In June, but after that
She hasn't said a word, but we
Have got her plans down pat.
LAURENCE JOHN EAST
Philo; Y. M. C. A.; Football,
'17; Baseball, '18, '19. '20, '21;
Class President; McKendree Min-
strel, '21 ; Assistant Editor, Mc-
Kendrean, '20, '21 : Bachelors'
Club, '20, '21 : Scientific Society,
East is not one who likes to live
Within a giddy whirl,
But his delight is a moonlight
And just one girl.
Clio, President, First Semester;
Social Service Chairman, '19; So-
cial Chairman, Y. W. C. A., '20:
McKendree Minstrel, '21; Vice-
President, Senior Class ; Art Ed-
itor, McKendrean, '21 ; Scientific
Society, '21 ; English Seminar,
Lola has two sparkling eyes
And manner most vivacious,
And if she looks your way, my
Be careful, goodness gracious!
Plato, President, First Semes-
ter: Student Paster; Y. M. C. A.;
English Seminar, '20 : Assistant
in English, '18, '20. '21.
Here is the only senior who has
A wife to his credit, you know;
But even she doesn't seem to tri-
Over the great independence of
OU'VE heard of the seven wonders in the history of the past.
And the record of those wonders no doubt will always last ;
isLtelJl And so it is with the Seniors of the class of twenty-one;
They, too, are seven wonders, and their record's just begun.
For years I've watched these Seniors, for I knew their worth was great;
But just about their future I have wondered much of late.
1 knew no underclassman could tell the heights they would attain.
And not even a professor could know the laurels they would gain.
I knew of but one person whose great wisdom could forsee
How great would be their record, and how famous they would be;
So Father Time I summoned, for I knew he'd counsel well,
And he surely would not fail me, for always "Time will tell."
"Oh, Father Time," I pleaded, "Take the Seniors, name by name.
And tell, e'en though briefly, just what paths they'll tread to fame.
Not one will disappoint ycu, for they're as loyal as can be."
Then quietly and cautiously he whispered this to me :
"To start with, there's Joe Harrel; why, he's famous even now;
You'd think he owned McKendree (in partnership with his frau) ;
But greater things await him, and to glory he will rise,
For he is a minister and leads souls to Paradise.
"I can picture Lola nowhere except in a happy home.
Where housework, neat and tidy, boasts of labor that's her own.
Family quarrels may arise ; love'll be stronger for the jar.
And she'll usually get what's wanted, whether a Wagon-er a car.
"There's Ed Gould, quite domestic, and with lots of manly pride;
E'er he starts his great career, he will capture some fair bride.
Though he is musical, he'll not be a great musician,
For Time has recorded that he'll be a mathematician.
"For a time I was puzzled as to what was in store
For Alice, the diverse-minded, 'Big Sister' on third floor;
She is quite secretive, but just this I must confess.
In the labor she has planned, she will meet with great success.
"Looking into the future, I see East, a man of wealth,
A capitalist and financier, with money, love and health;
He'll live in a stately mansion, with each want satisfied,
For to do his bidding will be the Porter by his side.
"There's no question what's in store for that brilliant girl named Ruth;
1 know, though independent, she will ever stand for truth;
Teaching school is not her calling ; that will not bring her fame ;
She'll be a great musician, and as such will make her name.
"Then, there's Orin Flesh, a smart young man with talents many;
He could teach or preach cr write, and quite succeed at any:
But as to what vocation and the final work he'll do,
I honestly can't tell you, for he's got me guessing, too.
"I think that this will prove to you, the Seniors are the best
Of all McKendree students, fit examples for the rest;
But honor and position never constitute real fame,
And power and wealth are not the things that make a lasting name.
"Their real worth will be measured by the standards they uphold,
By the ideals they will stand for, and the characters they will mould;
By the way that they will struggle in battling for the right,
And ever show true colors, e'en though losing in the fight."
Thus ending, Father Time departed ; well I knew his words were true,
That they'd stand for old McKendree and her standards keep in view;
They'd not fail the hopes of loved ones, but would e'er uphold the right,
And in life's defeats and triumphs wave the purple and the white.
>E have about reached the first line trenches in the college life s.J
eventful and so far-reaching in meaning. In September 1918, we
'l$l were ushered to the campus by admiring followers and suitors amid
the hoots, howls, and jeers of the upper-classmen. Some of the jests passed
to and fro cut and hurt very much, yet we consoled ourselves in the fact that
others had traveled this way before and survived. What others had dans,
so could we do. Here it was that Captains Baker, Thrall, and Walton took us
in charge, plucked us in the rough, and protected and guided us through our
embryo stage. 'Tis true, we have been a source of trouble and the subject of
many a lecture, but with many drillings and much work we became victor-
ious over discouragements, and finally passed the rookie test.
It was thus that we left behind us forever "Freshman Alley" with its
charming nooks and crannies, and ascended into regular standing. We had
proved ourselves fit, and had assumed a highly important position in the every-
day college life : for we were the wise as well as the mighty Sophomores. But
a few more skirmishes with self-centralization and our enemy, "Ego," we ar-
rived at the place where we respected not our own knowledge, but that of
others. Then, and only then, did we find ourselves as Juniors.
As Juniors, we find ourselves weighted with many responsibilities, but
our Herculean efforts have enabled our broad shoulders to carry them,
though the path has been winding and narrow. On the dark, troublesome
nights of study we found ourselves ably guided by the light of perseverance
over the deep pitfalls and through the treacherous sands, until we have almost
reached the straight and smooth road of the well-meaning Senior.
T is a regrettable fact that this picture does not do justice to the Sopho-
more class. We offer this not as an apology, but simply to let you
know, dear reader, that we are better looking than we appear. But that
dcesn't grieve us, because we realize that REAL good looking people cannot
be flattered by a picture. Then, too, we must admit that all members of the
class could not be present when the picture was taken. This is explained
by the fact that some of us had to be looking after the interests of the school,
while the rest posed for a picture. Just as it is impossible to get a group pic-
ture of our nation's great men, so it is impossible to get a group picture of
McKendree's most illustrious students. But we have done cur best and we
hope you will not feel too greatly grieved about the rest of the picture. The
gentleman in the front row, wearing a "jazz bow" is Mr. Canedy, our presi-
dent, better known as "Snake Brains." Being president of the Soohomore
Class is about the greatest thing that can be said of anyone. However,
"Snake's" ability to play basketball and to eat more than anyone else in school
makes him the envy of all his fellow students, and a shining example for
Freshmen. Our vice-president, Mr. J. L. Clements, was one of our number
who was delegated to give advice to the Freshmen at the same time the pic-
ture was taken. Next to "Snake" is Marie Crewell, our secretary and
treasurer. We will speak of her later.
On the extreme right of the picture is a young man in sitting posture,
but he has a perfect right to rest. He is Lawrence Cralley, the hustling pas-
tor of the Methodist church at Troy, Illinois, and has the distinction cf being
the only minister in school entitled to wear an "M." In spite of his many
responsibilities, Mr. Cralley takes the prize for his hearty chuckle. If you
don't believe it, ask him to tell you a joke.
To the left of Mr. Cralley, we note the likeness of Mr. B. C. Maxey,
known by all the students as an "all state end." Maxey is one of Coach Law-
rence's "Fighting Football Fellows." He is noted for his successful piloting
of the Kitchen Police Basket Ball team to victory in the Scrub Tournament
He is the only captain on the hill who has led his team through a season with-
out losing a game.
The boy who is proudly displaying his wrist watch is Harry Lapp. No,
he can still see. That's just his way of smiling. But first. 1st us dispel any
ideas you may have about Harry being a juvenile. He is a full fledged man
with a family, and he has a Rev. before his name. Mr. Lapp is noted for his
efforts on a slide trombone. He firmly believes that great things are done
up in small packages. His wife says that Harry is the smartest student pas-
tor in school. Well, Harry admits it.
The next smile to the left of Mr. Lapp is Miss Glenn. This "smile" is
always with us. If not seen on her lips, you will find it in her eyes. Class
1923 is exceedingly fond and proud of her flower, Violet. Besides Violet's
accomplishments of being a firm friends, a good mixer and a happy-go-lucky
optimist, she is an A student, and a Faculty member of the Academy Staff.
In the same row, and to the left of Miss Glenn is Winifred Grantham
who hails from her dad's big farm at Sycamore Hill, near Hillsboro. She
was a homesick child at McKendree till someone discovered that they called
her "Fritz" at Sycamore Hill. Then she felt at home. "Fritz" is keeper of
a porcelain zco. Her animals are caged in her room in Clark Hall. Guard-
ing each side of her dresser are her elephant and the big dog. In their aquar-
ium on the table, merrily splash her gold fish, Red Top and Sunshine. One
poor little puppy, Toto, she has chained and wears about her neck. Her little
animals love her and so do we, for she is a good sport, and is always full of
enthusiasm and pep.
Like the Overall boys of our kindergarten days, the Crewell sisters are
here, one behind the other. We've never seen Bone Gap, but it must be
some little city.
It gave us Crewell sisters, two,
Marjorie and Marie.
To think that two such pretty maids.
Should bless one family.
They're not just what their name implies,
For they are very cute and sweet.
And if their town is just like them,
We'll say Bone Gap is hard to beat.
See the cute smile wedged between the Crewell Sisters? That's Marie
Shurtleff, and she also hails from the hamlet of Bone Gap. Petite Marie lives
in the shadow of greatness, and, of course, can not help absorbing soma of it.
Greatness? Yes! She is the editor's "roomy." Marie is otherwise noted,
for she is the true McKendree Catter.
No, the sturdy maid with the checked skirt doez not need the support of
the brick wall, for she is Mabel Bower, our class pugilist. She not only looks
energetic, but IS energetic. Mrs. Sheridan says that if anything is to be
dene, to tell Mabel about it, for she is so full of pep. She is a veritable cham-
eleon, changing with her surroundings. In the Library, she is as dignified
an assistant as Miss Stanley could desire (and that is saying a good deal).
Out by the Rock Well, she makes a charming picture of romance. Freeman
rays, "She was a mother to me," while others on the campus have been known
to utterly fade away before her tormenting wit. She regrets enly two things:
her middle name and her constant blushes.
Now, follow us back to the right, and you will be acquainted with some
more of McKendree's best people. Just behind Miss Bower is Bonnie Bee
Waggoner. You might think we were referring to hair nets, but we are
really speaking of the tiniest bit of femininity in the Sophomore Class Lack
of stature doesn't mean lack of pep in her case, for she's always jazzing about
with a smile on her lips and coquetry in her eye.
Now, we have reached the point where we can show our class giggler.
She is an out-of-town girl, and can tell endless tales of Belleville shows which
"Ralph and I" saw. You'll readily surmise that Ralph is Etta Bussong's beau.
Etta's folks forbade her the pleasure of attending funerals due to the spon-
taneity of her bubbling smile.
'S funny, i:n't it, how a picture will bring forth smiles? But the bland
smile on Florence Early, better known as "Flossie," is of the type that "won't
wear off." She is our biggest tease. Woe unto he or she who is the victim,
and everyone gets their turn, sooner or later. The sad part cf it is the im-
possibility cf kidding her in return. If she were Zimmie, she would say "Ya
can't kid me." She seems impervious to kidding. However, we think of the
vulnerable heel of Achilles, and take heart again. We'll kid her yet.
Yes, that chap with the determined look on his face really means it. Nor-
ris, better known as "Warty" Sayre, is an athlete who wears a purple "M,"
signifying that he has successfully competed in three branches cf athletics.
"Warty" believes in being thorough. Instead of earning only the required
three "M's" in one year, Warty earned four. That's going them one better,
isn't it? In baseball, Warty is a pitcher; in football, a fullback; in basketball,
a forward ; in track, a pole vaulter, and in the orchestra he cavorts around the
tuba. He believes that an athlete should have a musical mind, and a mu-
sician should have an athletic frame.
The fellow with the protruding ears is Johnston, better known as "John-
ny." His ability to "electrocute," especially in the line of Jewish impersona-
tion, has won for him fame as the "derby king." Johnny piloted the Sopho-
mores safely through that critical Freshman period last year, as class presi-
dent. Johnny has accomplished many other things, too numerous to men-
tion in this brief article.
The chap with the "Mike Farady" face and trim collar and tie has a name
that reminds one of some very unpleasant sounds emitted by angry canines,
but when you know him you will find nothing unpleasant about him. George
Grauel is the wizard of college hill. If you want anything done in the way of
electrical work, "Let George do it." He is the ODerator-in-chief of the only
wireless telegraph office in Lebanon.
And now we win see what damage can be done to the back row. From
his high and CONSPICUOUS position en the extreme right, stands our
mighty Van Dyke, just "Van" for short. Van was a star on McKendree's
football team of 1920, having made more touchdowns than all the rest of his
team mates. Another football distinction — he is the only man who was cap-
able of playing every minute cf all the games of the season. While Van made
a mark for himself on the gridiron, his greatest stronghold is with the girls.
Ask any of them and see.
Mr. Kean seems to be rather shaded in this picture. Let it go at that.
In a picture is about the best possible chance one has of shading him. In
the orchestra, he is a bright and shining light. He plays a cornet like the
man who invented the instrument. His grades show that he is a real student,
in spite of his many activities. For an adjective to describe him best, we
must needs go to his name, and say that he is a "Keen" fellow.
The lad who is craning his neck in order to get his smiling physiognomy
From 3000 Feet
in the picture, is Ernest Mathis — better known as "Matty the tailor." Sounds
funny, but that's him — not the funny part, but the tailor part. He is one
busy man. He always has a pressing engagement. "Matty" is a minister,
and the head of a family, but even so, he is always with the gang in every-
thing they do.
This next "Feller" is going to be an M. D. some day. He surely will
make a good one if excelling in studies will make him one. There is an offer
from the student body of a hand embroidered collar button for the professor
who catches Mr. Feller without his lesson prepared. Mr. Feller doesn't say
much but when he says anything about any cf his studies, he is just as good
an authority as a reference book.
Now, gentle reader, please don't get excited when I tell you that the
boy and girl who are next in line are mutually in love. Yessir! — and with
each other, too. He's her'n, and she's his'n. They are to be described to-
gether because that is the way they always are. Just as the photographer
snapped their picture, these two happy mortals were not so happy as they
usually are. Of course, you can easily see the air of timid repulsion about
them, and that "I won't speak to you for five minutes" look on hsr face.
They've just had a childish quarrel. But "childish troubles will soon pass
o'er," and he will again be Prof. Garret, known on the campus as "Ezra," and
she will become Miss Kolb, the hard working student. "Ezra" is noted as an
athlete of no mean ability. Miss Kolb owes her claim to prominence for be-
ing Ezra's steady girl for two years.
The little maid with curly blonde hair, who is next in line is affection-
ately know as "Pooks." Pooks would neglect anything, even hsr French,
rather than lose some of her beauty sleep. If this is responsible for her good
looks, we will all arrange for an extra hour of repose.
The last, but not least in line is the trim looking chap — Milton Hailing.
He is really and truly a versatile youth. He not only serves as a ladies' man
but is an athlete and a misician besides. Milton has had quite a bit of bad
luck with his athletics though. In football, especially at Cape Girardeau, he
"just couldn't get started." In basketball, he would have been able to star at
(he tournament, but the opposition "was riding him all the tine." Milton
surely shows that he is a real sport because there is no school activity in
which he does not indulge.
HERE was great consternation in my mind when I was asked to
write a short sketch about the class of '24. I was not capable of
looking into the future and telling all of the wonderful things that
we were going to do. In sheer desperation I snatched up a newspaper.
My unspoken prayer was answered. There in great scare lines I read :
"Madame Ima Medium, skilled in the art of divination. Past, present or
future revealed." Here was my chance I would ask her what to say.
I hurried immediately to the address given, and was granted an audience
with the great Madame. Before I could speak, she uttered these words:
"You desire to know all concerning the Freshman Class of McKendree Col-
lege. Listen !"
I was awed to silence by her uncanny knowledge of my errand. Gazing
into a crystal globe, she spoke again :
"Your class entered college September 27, 1920, numbering about fifty.
At the first class meeting, Harold Seneff was elected president, and Florence
Dey, secretary and treasurer. Then the fun began. In a few days a moon-
light picnic was staged. The chaperones and eats were conveyed to Perry's
in Professor Wiggin's automobile. By the use of much stealth and clever-
ness, you all arrived safely. The poor Sophs were badly fooled.
"Next, came the call for football. Cornett and Seneff answered, and
were two big factors in every game. Then Richy, Seneff, Adams and Ccr-
nett ably represented your class in basketball.
"You have many talented members in the orchestra. Recently, Miss
Cheeseman staged a play in which the feminine roles were taken by mem-
bers of the Freshman class.
"Your three remaining years, each marked with new achievements,
will pass quickly. Your class will grow in spirit, if not in numbers. You
will become more and more a part of the life of the College. Finally, you
will depart, the most respected and best-loved class ever graduated from
Madame ceased speaking and made a gesture of dismissal. With a light
heart I left her presence and hastened home. My problem was solved.
SENIOR CLASS OF 1921.
Class Colors, Orange and White
Class Motto, Know Thyself.
Class Flower, Daisy.
Guy O. Karnes - ----..__ President
Constance Hailing - - Vice President
John B. Zimmerman - - -_-... Secretary
Roderick L. Ccrleton - ------ Treasurer
Frcf. J. E. Nocn -------- Faculty Advisor
|AST year we, the Academy Juniors of 1920, looked forward with long-
ing hearts to the time when we would be styled the "Seniors of 1921."
We had long been planning on the time when we wculd come to grad-
uation. At last our dreams have been realized. Now that we have reached
the honored and respected position of Seniors, we can look back over the-
years spent in McKendree Academy and say with authority that we apDre-
ciate the saying, "Tempus fugit."
The class of '21 can rightfully claim to be one of the leading classes
graduated from McKendree Academy. We have in our class students from
ail parts of the country. Among our number may be found splendid talent
in every line of athletics and scholarship. As a class, we have taken an active
part in the various societies, clubs and associations of the Hill.
We wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to the faculty for their
invaluable help and service rendered to us throughout our course in Mc-
Kendree Academy. We are especially indebted to our beloved teacher and
principal, Prof. E. B. Waggoner, for his interest and co-operation in our
studies and other school activities.
It is with a deep feeling of regret that we leave the Academy, the stage
cf our trials and triumphs these last few years; but we are carried on, by'
our aims and inspirations, to become the very best and noblest men fandi
women; that we may prove our worth to McKendree Academy in return for
all that she has done for us.
"Where duty leads my
course be onward still."
"Of the highest in the
measure of a man."
J. B. ZIMMERMAN
"My mind to me a king-
"Good temper, like a
sunny day, sends a bright-
ness over everything."
C. R. LIZENBY
"Where duty calls or
danger, be never wanting
JOHN W. KRAEMER
"Each man makes his
own statue and builds
"Fair as a star when
only one is shining in the
"Peerless in her own
GEO. A. McCAMMOM
"He dares do all that
may become a man."
"Unmatched for cour-
age, spirit, strength."
"A merry heart makes
"Her face is fair, her
heart is true. As spotless
as she's bonnie, oh!"
C. L. ROCKWELL
"And still the wonder
grew how one small head
could hold all he knew."
Bryant, J. T.
Carleton, R. L.
Dolley, Robert D.
Harris, F. E.
Lee, Mary Bramley
Myerscough, O. E.
Baer, H. A.
Bailey, L. E.
King, L. C.
Ryan, R. K.
Wiegand, S. P.
HE fact that the Academy enrollment is very small is no reflection on
McKendree — nor is it a fact to be lamented. Though there has been
a decrease in the Academy attendance, there has been a correspond-
ing increase in the number of college students. This is a natural develop-
ment; for as the quality and number of high schools have increased, the Acad-
emy has become less and less necessary ; while, on the other hand, with the
growth of high schools there has been a corresponding growth in the demand
for college training. Consequently, the McKendree Academy, having ful-
filled its mission, by years of service at the hand of competent teachers, will
no longer exist, but all energy will be exerted upon college interests.
Platonian Literary Society
EVENTYTWO years ago on the night of April 21, sixteen men
founded the Platonian Literary Society. These men had not, prior
to this time, affiliated themselves with any other society which had
an organization in the College. The work which has been done by the society
during her seventy-two years of history stands out pre-eminently as one of
the brightest pages of McKendree history. Almost twenty-three hundred
men who have passed through McKendree's halls as students have been loyal
members of the Society. Approximately fifteen hundred of these are still
alive and are staunch defenders of the purple and gold.
The Platonian Literary Society was organized in the face of opposition
and became at once the rival of a similar organization which was twelve
years its senior. Competition, however, is essential to growth. Her present
membership is about fifty, of which number thirty-three were in school last
year. The presence of so many old members has made the meetings through-
out the year of exceeding interest and value.
The Platonian Literary Society is proud of its record. Platonians are
to be found in every walk of life and a high percentage are filling places of
trust and responsibility. A large number have made national reputations,
and many have achieved international fame. Among the latter are the fol-
lowing: A. C. Bernays, physician and surgeon; Nelson S. Cobleigh, journal-
ist; General J. H. Wilson, United States Army; J. A. Halderman, first United
States Minister to Siam ; C. P. Johnston, ex-Governor of Missouri and eminent
criminal lawyer, and Major-General Wesley Merritt, United States Army.
There are college presidents, teachers, ministers, missionaries, physicians,
merchants, lawyers, bankers, mine operators, legislators and successful farm-
ers who are proud of the fact that they walked in "Wisdom's Way" while
students in McKendree College.
The Platonian Literary Society is a vital factor in the life of the College.
Her heritage appeals to all who possess noble aspirations and worthy ambi-
tions. Her ideals are of the highest type. She moulds character and trains
the mind so that opportunities are met and difficulties surmounted in such a
manner as to bring the greatest success. The society is at present in splen-
did condition. Her work this year has been equal to that of any in her
history. This effectiveness is due to the spirit of loyalty and devotion which
permeates the very being of those who are enrolled under the banner of the
purple and gold. Her door is ever open to the youth who has a desire to
be transformed into a capable man, ready to render service to the world in
any vocation to which his heart responds.
Clionian Literary Society
gl HE Clionian Literary Society is the only girls' organization in literary
work en the campus. The aims of the society are far-reaching and
jj: manifold; but primarly, they are to bring the girls together as a
group to promote college spirit, and to encourage literary work among the
This year, Clio can boast of on: of the largest enrollments in her history.
Almost every girl in school is enrolled as a member, and every member is
a loyal McKendrean.
During the year many interesting programs, helpful as well as entei-
taining. have been given. Clio has always held the reputation for doing the
unusual in the literary line, and this year has been no exception in this
respect. Part of her success is du: to the support which the other two
societies have given her by their excellent attendance at open session pro-
grams and by their loyal co-operation.
The social side of Clio has been by no means neglected this year. The
annual banquet, held December 11, was an important event in her year's
history. Nearly one hundred and eighty were in attendance, repressnting
Clio in various years of her development.
Clio serves as an incentive to mental life and action, teeming with possi-
bilities which must ultimately lead to greater literary advancement. As
true Clionians, we can feel justly proud of the work of our society during
the past year, and we can feel assured that Clio of 1921 has been well worth
while. May we ever strive to emulate cur past efforts, and may our successes
bid fair to future progress.
EAR Clio, companion of my
Thy sacred walls what tales
Hew young ambition here held sway,
How timorous genius, dressed in
Each Friday night was want to rouse
Some worthy soul to heights sublime.
No mute inglorious bard could here
And each performed with eager haste,
Whatever task assigned to her.
Their earnest efforts thus supplied
The silver tongue and artful phrase.
Then art supplied what knowledge
How often have we blest the twilight
"When toil remitting lent its turn to
And all the girls from labor free
Came here at night their joys to share.
Here loathed melancholy took its
Instead came peace and merriment.
No troubles marred these happy hours
For "All is well" on every hand.
Told in few words that, come what
Eternal sunshine everywhere abounds.
And summer always summer is our lot,
"No matter how the winds may blow."
Each program better than the one be-
In choice words told how turns the
Or hew some genius fame secured.
Perhaps Chopin their presence graced
Or Webster's fiery tongue some theme
Nor left a doubt or chance to scoff.
Here once a month came august swains
The learned word or news to hear.
Then gala dress adorned the place
Then every word sage wisdom spoke.
No dullness then; no thoughtful mood.
Here only mirth and coquetry.
When comes the day, as come it must,
When we thy sacred walls must leave,
The lips that once in simple lays
Sang of the merits of the school
Or praised the skill thy court instilled.
Thy praise will sing with reverence.
Philosophian Literary Society
N enviable record has been established by the Philosophian Literary
Society. Since her organization in 1837, as the first literary society
west of the Allegheny mountains, she has been furnishing leaders
in every profession and walk of life. Many of our greatest ministers, pro-
fessors, bankers, physicians, editors and statesmen are proud to be called
Philos. Limited space allows us to mention only a few names which head
the list. Among them are: John Locke Scripps, one of the founders of the
Chicago Tribune ; William E. Hyde, formerly editor of the St. Louis Republic,
and Isaac N. Higgins, at one time editor of the San Francisco Morning
Call. Among our great statesmen are the names of Hon. Chas. S. Deneen,
L. Y. Sherman and W. J. Bryan.
The purpose of the society, as stated in the original constitution, was
"the mutual improvement of its members in oratorical attainments, and scien-
tific and literary pursuits." She has never wavered or drifted to things of
minor importance, but still views the old purpose valuable enough to every
student to make it worthy of his greatest endeavors.
On College Hill, as well as in the outside world, Philo has achieved
her share of honors. She has shown her efficient training on all exhibitions,
and has won the Bryan Essay Medal every year except 1901. This year
the members have endeavored to maintain the high standard that has been
established. Throughout the year on every session the members have given
exceptionally good programs. The exhibition of the night of January 13
showed originality of thought, and the delivery was largely the result of
Philo training. It is the aim of the society to continue to be one of the
greatest organizations of its kind; to give thorough literary training without
overlapping other activities of the college ; to send out the best of men into
every vocation of life, and to help her men to work toward her motto, "Detur
5M ^A_ >*l
EARL CHARLES WAITE
Died March 7, 1921.
Westminster College, '18: Mounds
High School, '19; Freshman, McKen-
dree, '20; Y. M. C. A.; Platonian Lit-
erary Society ; Orchestra ; Football.
On March 7, 1921, the student body heard with extreme sorrow of trie
death of Earl Waite. But it was upon us, the inmates of Carnegie Hall,
that the greatest burden of grief fell. It was with us that he lived and had
his closest friendships. For this reason we can speak with greater assurance
than our companions in the disclosure of his merits.
He had, first of all, a most pleasing personality. He was seldom with-
out a smile and a cheerful word for his comrades. His door was at all times
open to entrance. His room was the center of frequent and happy gather-
ings. He was to each of us a friend.
While he was not without the common lot of little weaknesses, he led
i> consistent Christian life. His conduct was, in almost all cases, exemplary
He was a kindly, affectionate and lovable young man, in whose passing we
felt, and still feel, a distinct loss. We have reserved for him in our hearts:
a permanent place as one of the most likable persons whom it has been our
privilege to know.
To E. C. W.
The brown thru:h pcurs his heart out to the spring,
The green fields answer to the mounting sun,
With sweet assent each living thing
Chimes with the joyous bourgeoning ;
The ploughman hath his ancient toil begun.
But where is he whose gallant youth did fling
A beckoning radiance round our common earth?
Alas, for him doth new grief wring
The memory. Our fend thoughts bring
A daily tribute to his modest worth.
Sen of the native roil — to him did cling
Its wholesome strength, reserve, rnd sweetness sane
Round that old word American
His innate fineness set a golden ring
Of fresh intent, or rarer strain.
To what new music dost thou tune the string
In what divine adventure take a place?
Although thy pathway we no longer trace,
Be to our laggard feet the wing,
And to cur devious ways a grace.
C OLl 3
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1HE Y. W. C. A. aims to bring young women into a closer touch
with God, and to cause them to realize the proper place for religion
in their lives.
The Association is especially helpful to new girls, who, having been
requested by letter before their arrival to become members, are met at the
train by Y. W. C. A. members and made to feel very much at home. The
fellowship of Christian young women gives them a feeling of contentment,
and the longing for home is soon forgotten.
One of the most impressive devotional services was a candlelight serv-
ice which was held near the beginning of the year. In this service new
members were added to the association. These new members marched
into the hall and placed tiny candles around a larger one which furnished
the light for the room. This little ceremony demonstrated the fact that
each girl, by adding the light cf her life to that of God's, can help to
brighten the world.
The regular devotional meetings are held every Wednesday evening,
and are led by the members themselves or by out-of-town speakers. One
of the out-of-town speakers we were privileged to have was Miss Lola
Wood, who is a missionary teacher in our sister college at Seoul, Korea.
The social life of McKendree is promoted by this association, in co-
operation with the Y. M. C. A., through a series of entertainments. An
acquaintance party was held at the beginning of the year; likewise, lively
socials upon such holidays as Hallowe'en, Christmas and Valentine's day.
On March 17, 1921. the annual banquet was given.
The association workers are sincere and loyal. We are sure that the
Y. W. C. A. Dlays a very important palt in maintaining the moral atmos-
phere of the College.
SMITH GIBSON PARKER
HE Young Men's Christian Association affords one of the greatest
opportunities on College Hill for the religious activities of the
young men. This organization holds its place at the front, with its
tri-colors pointing toward the highest standard in physical, mental
and spiritual development. Every Wednesday night it offers the inspiration
of good speakers, spiritual devotion and fellowship. It is the purpose of
the "Y" to encourage men on the campus toward the acceptance of Christ
and to definite Christian service. It seeks to combine the spirituality of
the prayer meetings and the visual messages of the greatest men available.
The students this year are preparing an Association Hand Book to assist
new students in carrying on the work from the beginning of th: autumn
term of 1921.
Prominent speakers, special music, devotional spirit and wholesome en-
tertainment are the features of the evening programs. We were privileged
this year in having addresses from Rev. Ralph Wakefield, Prof. C. S. Gen-
try, Prof. J. E. Noon, Prof. C. Crouse, Dr. J. W. Cummins, Branch Rickey,
Hon. Geo. W. English, "Dad" Elliot and Dr. T. E. Green.
V.PRE5 - VAN DYKE
5EC'Y - ZIMMERMAN .
TREflS - MATHIS
Though not a theological seminary, McKendree College has neverthe-
less done her full share in preparing men fcr the Christian ministry. There
are eighteen young men enrolled this year who have chosen the ministry as
their vocation in life. Fifteen of this number are serving student appoint-
ments. They go out week-ends to their charges and return Sunday evening
or Monday morning. No other class of students travels so extensively as
this distinguished group, since they serve a territory in Illinois and Mis-
souri having a radius of sixty miles from Lebanon. A very marked char-
acteristic of this gang is the variety in size. There is a large size, consisting
of Kean, Harris, Billings, Harrel and Lizenby ; also a medium size, made up
of Myerscough, Hanhaum, Mathis, Cralley, Smith, Whitlock and Spreckel-
meyer ; then the bantamweights are Karnes, Kimmerman, Flemming, Buford
Student Volunteer Band
O the casual observer, the college students may appear to lead com-
paratively care-free and irresponsible lives. Perhaps such is the case,
fllJIll to a certain extent; and yet, why shouldn't it be? Not that the col-
lege students should be entirely free from responsibility — and they are not —
but they should have some time to call their own; time for both physical
and mental recreation, as well as earnest meditation. It is in college that
many conclusions are reached and decisions made which in a large part mould
the future life of the individual.
Be it said to the credit of those represented by the above picture that
they have made their great decision. Since they have all decided upon the
same vocation — missionary work — they have banded together, stimulated by
the common purpose to help to accomplish the realization of their motto,
"The Evangelization of the World in the Present Generation."
Time alone will show what harvest will result from the seeds sown by
this earnest band of workers. Some day, McKendreans will be only too
proud of the fact that these very persons were fellow students of theirs on
Frances Cartwright Club
j HE Frances Cartwright Club is an association of the wives of pros-
pective clergymen of the College. Its purpose is to bring the young
women together for the consideration of topics and problems that
will be met when they have entered upon the active duties of the parsonage.
The topics studied and discussed include temperance, Americanization, philan-
thropy, missions, social and community betterment, and similar themes. Of
special value has been the memorizing of choice scriptural passages and the
study of great spiritual leaders and current events. A further motive is to
devise ways and means as suggestions for development when active life shall
begin in earnest. Since many of these college men are now serving as
student pastors, much valuable, practical material is always at hand, and
there is always opportunity to try out plans and theories.
Organized February 24, 1920, in renewal of an earlier and similar society,
the club today numbers fifteen members. All denominations are welcome
to membership. Wives of local pastors are honorary members.
The Lebanon History Club has spent a profitable year in the study of
sociology and present-day poets. This club was organized in 1907, and was
the outgrowth of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. It has tak-
en several years of the Bays View course and three years of the chautauqua
course. Though the year the studies have been from the best of literature.
President Mrs. E. B. Waggoner
Vice-President Mrs. G. E. McCammon
Secretary Mrs. J. E. Noon
Mrs. F. A. Behymer, Mrs. E. H. Kirkland, Miss Belle Shepherd, Mrs. A.
Hailing, Mrs. W. N. Stearns, Mrs. E. Fields, Miss Elizabeth Brooks, Mrs.
W. F. Sheridan, Mrs. C. J. Stowell, Mrs. T. E. Wiggins, Mrs. Jean Ulbright.
Current Literature Seminar
gsEj'HE English Seminar, which was organized soon after the opening
of the school year, is the first attempt on the part of the English
Department to organize a seminar. It began with a nucleus of three
members, which soon grew to include about a dozen students in the depart-
ment. The bi-weekly meetings consist of the reading of a paper on some
recently published work of a modern author, followed by an informal dis-
cussion of the topic and material under consideration. They evolve a sur-
prising number of theories and ideas on the current literature of the day,
and they develop an appreciation for the worth-while products in the field
of literary endeavor.
j MEETING was held on October 22, 1919, for the purpose of bringing
together such members of the student body and the faculty of Mc-
Kendree College as were interested in the formation of a professional
teachers' organization. The advantages accruing from such a unit were
pointed out. A permanent organization was decided upon, and for it the
name of "The Schoolmasters" Club" was informally adopted On October
27, a second meeting was held, at which time a more formal organization
was effected. For the remainder of the year the name of "The Schoolmasters'
Club" was retained. However, On October 11, 1920, it was changed to
"The Teachers' Club.". Under that name the organization has since become
The meetings are varied. Sometimes they consist mainly of a thor-
ough discussion of a topic at issue by all who care to take part; sometimes
the°y consist of a more formal and elaborately prepared lecture; sometimes
an outside speaker of educational note is given charge of the meeting; some-
times club members, well-fitted to speak on particular lines, are given the
floor; but always the enthusiastic spirit, the zest for new and better ideas
and methods of presentation pervades these gatherings.
IHE increased demand for courses in the sciences during the past two
years has not only resulted in the reorganization of the various
separate departments into a division of science, but has been re-
flected as well in the student interest manifested in these subjects. Chief
among the evidences of such interest during the past semester has been the
formation of the Scientific Society for the purpose of extra-curriculum study
in the sciences.
The work of the organization is directed by a student council com-
posed of the representatives of each department and, at first, these students
formed the initial members. Membership in the society is strictly elective
by vote of the organization as a whole, and is restricted in general to students
majoring in some one of the sciences.
The past semester has been devoted largely to the details of organization
and meetings for programs were not held until late in the year. It is the
plan of the society to hold such meetings monthly for the discussion of
various phases of the sciences, including addresses on special topics, abstract
reports of current science literature, teaching methods and similar subjects.
A brief review of the historical development of the larger branches of science
was undertaken during the past year.
The Council of the Scientific Society for 1920-21 consisted of the fol-
lowing representatives from the different departments:
B. E. Montgomery
C. G. Johnston
O. A. Catt
E. H. Orr
J. B. Harmon
(1HE purpose of the Travel Club is to provide for students, who desire
a larger knowledge of the world and its peoples, a systematic course
„_.,_, cf reading such as will, in a modest way, serve as a course of travel
and observation. In case later years provide opportunities for •'globs-trot-
ting," such reading will provide matter for more intelligent appreciation of
things seen and heard.
Fourteen persons of the college group, some of whom have seen some
travel, enrolled the first semester. Regular readings were posted on the
College bulletin-boards, and some, at least, have profited therefrom.
One can never tell what may come of humble beginnings.
G. E. McCammon
E. P. Baker
Thomas E. Wiggins
Wallace N. Stearns
Mrs. W. N. Stearns
W. C. Walton
Ruby C. Ice
F. E. Faverty
Roland K. Ryan, Jr.
Earl C. Waite
Something different has been instituted in the form of Faculty Readings.
Several times throughout the year individual members cf the Faculty have
read choice selections of literature for the benefit of all who cared to bear
them. For the most part, these selections have been such as particularly ap-
pealed to the reader or that were of special interest to him or her bcause of
the particular department which he or she represented. These Faculty Read-
ings have been well worth while, and will likely be continued in the coming
year with an even greater interest.
Then here's to McKendree, the school we love yet
With pleasures and friendships we ne'er shall forget,
Whose memories grow dearer with each passing day ;
Dear Father, preserve old McKendree for ave.
O often are emotions "remembered in tranquillity," really more true
and more vital to us than are the actual experiences themselves.
Too often we are dispelled by the illusion of the near, and are
unable to see things at their face value.
This fact is especially true in connection with college life. When in
the midst of college activities, little do we realize the opportunities and
advantages which are ours. We are so engrossed in the affairs of the
moment that we fail to catch the real significance of the experiences which
are having such a vital and lasting influence upon us : and at the moment
they seem to have merely a temporary interest and value. We work for
the present, feeling that the grade or the coveted honor is the goal; w: take
part in the social functions, feeling that to be a "good fellow" now is the
big aim : we make friends, thinking that they are for our present enjoyment,
especially; we do all these things in the light of the present, too often
regardless of the future. But, alas, that bright light fades, and we find
ourselves out of school life into life's school. Then, and not until then,
do we realize the real significance of college life. What we thought was
mere preparation was life itself, where responsibilities should have been
regarded as such, and not as useless burdens to be passed by as easily
and light-heartedly as possible.
All this seems to be mere moralizing, — a didactic lecture to the col-
lege student — for which he cares nothing. But just this word:
Wait until you have spent four happy years in the midst of all the
college activities ; wait until you — arrayed in the conventional cap and
gown — have walked up the aisle to the rostrum, stately and exultant, yet
struggling to repress the tears; and what is more, wait until you have
passed forever from within those sacred walls, and have but the mem-
ories as a link between what life held in store for you and the good, old
days you regarded so lightly. Wait, I say, till then — then as you reflect,
see if what I say is mere moralizing. AHAZ BIN.
What could be more inspiring to the students of a college or more en-
couraging to those in authority who are interested in its future, than the
expressions of heartfelt praise that came to it from former students. Mc-
Kendree is the mecca of all her students A McKendree student is a Mc-
Kendree friend and booster. The replies received by the circulation man-
ager from many McKendreans who were solicited with regard to purchase of
The McKendrean were dominated by that idea of reverence and love for
their Alma Mater. We cannot print all the letters, but a few extracts will
serve tc rhow what McKendree means to those who have passed out from
its walls :
"Wishing you and your assistants all ooss'bls success in this proposi-
tion and with all the kindest regards for my old professors and all of you
connected with McKendree. I am
1903 H. P. BARNES,
"I have not been back to McKendree since receiving my 'sheepskin,' but
not because I did not want to go back.
Very truly yours,
1884 (Senate) ROBT. J. McELVAIN,
"Your letter in regard to the McKendrean came to me direct, and may
I assure you cf my support in your work; and to show my further appre-
ciation, you will find enclosed a check to pay for same.
Very truly yours,
1911 (House of Representatives) JULIAN D. RAY,
"Here we come with the stuff, $2.00. Glad to hear that the "Minstrels'
covered themselves with glory as well as with black paint. Will be glad to
see your booklet.
M. P. WILKIN,
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HAVE a friend whom we will call George," writes Mr. J. B. Kerfoot.
"Abcut once a year George comes around and asks, 'How do you man-
age to remember all that you read?' 'George,' I reply, 'you eat three
meals a day every day in the year; hew do you manage to hold all that you
The real satisfaction in reading is not to become a storehouse, but a
new creature. It is the two-fold service of books that gives to a library its
value and charm, providing upon occasion the proper tcol to our hand and
yielding to our fortunate off-hour "the full adventure of the mind."
The library cf McKendree College is favored in being the newest build-
ing on the campus, pleasing in architecture and conveniently designed. The
donor of the building, Mrs. Jennie Jewett Wood of Effingham, Illinois, has
this year made another generous gift, a library fund of about $12,000, the
donations being in memory of her husband, the Hon. Benson Wood.
The library now contains over seventy-five hundred volumes, exclusive
cf U. S. documents, and receives currently over fifty periodicals. With funds
for building up the book collection with standard literature and for com-
pleting the periodical files, the library hn~ a good prospect for serving a&
the hub of the wheel for both scientific and cultural departments of the
college and for the personal gratification of students among books.
i HE great potential message of music to mankind is not yet under-
stood. However, we are moving rapidly to the goal, and are not far
SSa hem revelations of the meaning of music to humanity far beyond
any of which the past ever dreamed. To teach the understanding and appre-
ciation cf the best among the masterpieces of present and past composers
paves the way for a realization of the ultimate goal. The embodiment of
this underlying principle has ever been the ideal of McKendree's Department
of Music, and it is felt that the school has always stood for all that is best
and worthiest in the development of a broad musical culture. Hundreds of
graduates are now filling high positions throughout the country, so that
there is scarcely a state which has not a representative from the McKendree
School of Music.
The piano and vocal departments are under the direction of Professor
August Hailing, whose thorough training and wide musical experience es-
pecially fit him to fill the position. Through his efforts, McKendree has
been one of the first schools to point the way to the better things musically
in the great change that has occurred in the leading music schools of the
country during the past few years.
The violin department has been singularly fortunate this year in secur-
ing the services of Mr. Harry Mueller, who received much of his training
under Professor Fransee, one of America's foremost violinists. This is the
first time since the early years of the late war that an organized violin
department has been maintained. But the year has been a successful one,
the advance students being called upon to furnish music for the various
college functions, from recitals to literary exhibitions and orchestra con-
certs. Particularly in the recitals have the members of the violin depart-
ment, along with those of the piano and vocal departments, given full meas-
ure in the rendition of music par excellence on some of the most delightful
programs of the year.
The present orchestra is a comparatively recent institution, having
been organized in the early spring of 1920, after the lapse of a number of
years during which the College boasted no orchestral organization of any
kind. At that time a few enthusiasts initiated a movement to place Mc-
Kendree on the orchestra map. Their friends smiled ; then sighed. The
rest were cynical or indifferent. Nevertheless, in spite of such primitive
antagonism, those few irrepressibles decided to hold a meeting, being pos-
sessed by the only real, spontaneous and pure musical impulse extant, viz.,
the unconquerable desire of certain human beings to assemble themselves
together and express their emotions through the more or less harmonious
medium of string, reed, brass and percussion, an impulse that was account-
able for the first rehearsal.
But friends were considerate, the faculty patient ; the pulmotcr of re-
hearsal was applied, so that in a little more than a year's time the organization
displayed, with a wholly pardonable touch of youthful bombast and audacious
flourish, an orchestral ensemble which, as to balance of tone, precision of
attack, unity and command of shading, would be a distinct credit to a body
of far more pretentious performers.
The popularity of the orchestra is not confined to the student body and
faculty alone, but has spread to many neighboring communities where con-
certs have been given. Some of the engagements filled were in Bunker
Hill, Caseyville, O'Fallon, Trenton, Shattuc and St. Louis.
Priscilla Robins. ..Irene Darrow
Tabitha Robins Marie Shurtleff
Mechanical Jane Mabel Gibson
From time immemorial Priscillas and Tobithas have never been able
to agree. These were no exceptions. But strange things sometimes inter-
cede. What could be a more peculiar means of reconciliation than a lifeless
mechanical servant? But it worked!
Mrs. Abel Mabel Bower
Grandma Agnes Tressler
Inez Abel Isabelh Fields
Mrs. Moran Carrie Waggoner
Mrs. Trot. Emily Mabrey
Mrs. Ellsworth Dorothy McCammon
Peter William Daniels
Ezra Williams George McCammon
They were real neighbors, too. They say Bill was in his element —
and Isabelle had reason to be. Miss Stanley says that if she were a man she
would be afraid to marry some of these girls for fear that what was merely
played here might be actual facts later on.
The Poet's wife Violet Glenn
The country woman Alice Everett
Will-o-the Wisp . .Winifred Grantham
Maid Delta Jessop
Oh ! but it made you feel creepy ! The maid succumbed to fear at
once, for the old woman's talk was too foreboding for her. Try as she would
the poet's wife could not be indifferent to the Will-o-the Wisp nor resist her
charms. Feigning triumph, she followed the mysterious being over the cliff
to her own doom.
JOINT OWNERS IN SPAIN.
Miss Dyer Etta Bussomb
Mrs. Blair Ruby Gibson
Mrs. Fullerton Winifred Grantha
How sad for these few friends to be marocned in an old ladies' home !
What was worse — such dispositions as Ruby and Etta manifested! "Vin-
egar and cold molasses," sure enough. How touching was their sweet re-
Mrs. Henrietta Brewster ...Alice Walton
Stephen Brewster Robert White
Mabel Mildred Wilton
A real play — and apparently real actors. How natural it seemed to be
for them! We rejoice with Bob and Alice that love triumphed over psycho-
analysis, but we cannot help but pity poor Mildred who had to "keep sup-
pressing" her desire.
THE BRINK OF SILENCE.
Ernest Cole O. A. Catt
Macredy ..Harold Van Dyke
Johnson George McCammon
Darton Dale Coleman
Imagine yourself in the far north with one homesick companion and
your own lonely heart. Suppose there would suddenly appear the one you
wished to see the most of anyone in all the world. Would you for his sake
suppress your deepest desires and heartfelt emotions? Would you for his
sake let your own son unknowingly call you MR. COLE?
In life's great race where all must run.
We cannot all be Number One:
For some one when the race is run
Will have to be an "Also ran."
But if the man who lost can smile.
And say, "I'm beaten by a mile,
But still I'm glad I made the trial,"
He's proved himself a man.
EREIN lies the reason by which we are able to say that our foot-
ball season of 1920 was a success. With an inexperienced squad
it was foolish to expect a "Wonder Eleven," and yet, noting the
development and improvement in the individual players, one must acknowl-
edge that wonders were accomplished. To those men who faithfully gave
every ounce of their ability and remained loyal to the end, always keeping
in condition, let them mark it down, their labors have not been in vain.
They bore the brunt, gave all they had and may feel content in their hearts.
For in a losing fight, THAT TAKES THE MAN.
They gave their time and energy without stint ; in the words of
the coach, they were "not scrubs, but thoroughbreds." When asked to sum
up the season's work we may further quote the coach in this poetic strain :
"When the last Great Scorer comes to write against your name,
He'll ask not what you won or lost, but HOW you played the game."
Illinois College at Jacksonville
Illinois, 21; McKendree, 19.
Carbondale (S. N. U.) at Lebanon
Carbondale, 8; McKendree, 13.
Carbondale, 19; McKendree, 23.
Carbondale at Carbondale
Carbondale, 22; McKendree, 23.
Carbondale, 13; McKendree, 24.
Shurtleff at Lebanon
Shurtleff, 22; McKendree, 15.
Shurtleff at Alton
Shurtleff, 12; McKendree, 16.
Tournament at Decatur
Charleston, 22; McKendree, 15.
Lincoln, 19; McKendree, 14.
HE major sport at McKendree has always been basketball and the
beginning of the season showed no reason for a change. Four
letter men of last year's squad, Captain Garrett, Ex-Capt. Wagener,
Canedy, and Sayre were among the forty who reported for the first practice.
That this would be the fastest team in McKendree's history was the predic-
tion. Then came examinations, and of the team, which was then com-
posed of Canedy at center, Garrett and McCammon or Ritchie at forwards,
and Sayre and Adams at guards, Ritchie, McCammon and Sayre were lo» %
through ineligibility. The team was even then conceded a fighting chance
to place in the "Little 19" Tournament at Decatur. But in the first five min-
utes of play in the very first game, Garrett painfully injured his shoulder and
was not able to start the second game, which eliminated us.
The three letter men: Capt. Garrett, Canedy and Adams, deserve special
mention for their loyalty and hard work during the entire season. Garrett
is a fast floor man and a dead shot ; Canedy's outstanding characteristic was
his eternal fight ; while Adams always took care of more than his share of
the work at guard. Johnston and Seneff were creditable substitutes.
Julius Betancourt Clare King Roderick Carleton
Guy Karnes Leslie Bailey John Bryant
Winners of Scrub Tournament
T ITS best baseball is a peppy popular sport, and ours is a peppy
popular baseball team. Never did a college squad more deserve
these epithets. Baseball ability far more prominent in this
squad than in the average college nine, and Coach Laurence's instructions
in hitting, base running and sliding have worked wonders with thi'~ already
Being short a catcher at the start. Captain Wagoner had to be taken
from first base and placed behind the bat, where he performed equally well
as at first. Naumer, playing his first year, covered first in great style ;
Garrett, last year's second baseman, held down his old position in true
form, as did the veteran East at short. Ritchey, Seneff, Johnson and Mc-
Cammon in the field did creditable work and some exceptional hitting.
Sayre and Meyerscough proved to be dependable pitchers, Sayre assuming
the leading role, generally humiliated all visiting crack hitters. By much
practice and competent instructions, the team showed great improvement.
Owing to much bad weather in the early part of the season our sched-
ule was necessarily abbreviated. We have twice defeated the Union Metho-
dists, Prof. Noon's proud bunch from St. Louis, by the scores of 8 to 5 and
3 to 2. Eden Seminary suffered a defeat by the score, 2 to 0. The schedule
for the rest of the season promised more victory. On May 21 we journey
to Alton to open the annual two-game series with Shurtleff. The next two
games will be on Hypes Field, May 24, the second game with Shurtleff, and
later in the week we will settle an old score with the Lebanon Models. The
last game, on May 28th, will give Concordia's fast nine a chance to redeem
themselves on their home field in St. Louis.
||:KENDREE'S high school interscholastic track and field meet has be-
corr,? the largest and most popular meet this side of Champaign.
Clean athletics has always been its slogan, but the big feature of this
meet was not only fairness but speed. Five new records for the annual
event were established en Hypes Field on May 7th. By the scant margin of
one-fifth of a point, Centralia High School won the anhletic contest, scoring
a total of twenty-four and one fifth points. Olney ran a close second with
twenty-four and Marion third with twenty-two points.
Cox of Centralia has the distinction of lowering the time for both the
middle distance runs considerably. The time for the mile run was cut from
4 minutes, 54 2-5 seconds to 4:47 2-5, and the half-mile time was lowered
from 2 minutes 54 4-5 seconds to 2:07 2-5. Guthrie of Olney raised the pole
vault record from 9 feet 10 1 2 inches to 10 feet V/ 2 inches. Vallet of Sparta,
added one foot and one-half inch to the discus record, making it 107 ft. 10 in.:
and McLauchlan of Staunton, added three feet to the record for the javelin
threw, making it 153 feet.
Stanley cf Olney won the cup for high point man, scoring 11 points.
The two records set by Cox of Centralia placed him second with ten points.
Followell of Murphysboro featured in the meat by running five heats for
the hundred-yard dash each in 10 1-5 seconds.
The track on Hypes Field was in excellent shape and continues to be
the fastest track in Southern Illinois. Over a thousand spectators witnessed
one of the fastest meets ever held at McKendree. The success of the meet
may be attributed largely to the efficient management cf Coach Laurence
and to the loyal support given us by the townspeople of Lebanon.
The tennis tournament brought out superior playing, and many strong
teams were eliminated in the preliminaries. It was only after many close
contests, lasting throughout the day, that East St. Louis and Alton were
able to place first and second in the doubles, and Alton and Greenville first
and second in the singles.
STANDING OF SCHOOLS.
Murphysboro ... 9 1-5
East St. Louis 6 1-5
Sparta - 5
Collinsville 3 1-5
Edwardsville , 3
Bridgeport - 1
The Intellectual Contest
jHE unusual talent displayed in the intellectual contest last year prob-
ably accounts for the great increase of interest in the events this year.
A large and attentive audience crowded into the Chapel for the final
Each event was hotly contested and it was with difficulty that
It was extremely hard to decide
Over a hundred students were
the judges were able to select the best,
which was best from the preliminaries,
entered in the various intellectual events.
SUMMARY OF EVENTS
1st — Marion Pulley, Applegate, Boyd, Sullivan
2d — Sparta Bell, Sproul. Hess, Stephenson
3d — East St. Louis
1st -Marion Springer, Casey, Jeter, Walker
2d — Olney Guthrie, Moore, Gray, Weber
3d — Murphysboro Chase, Weatherly, Craine, Hanson
1st — Marion Pulley
2d — East St. Louis Curry
3d — Murphysboro Seibert
1st — Marion Springer
2d — Olney Moore
3d — Marissa Collum
1st — Murphysboro Keiser
2d — Carlyle Krebs
3d — East St. Louis Leonhard
1st — Murphysboro Crawford
2d — Marion Stuart
3d — East St. Louis Smith
Standing of Schools
Marion .23 points
Murphysboro . 12
OUR TRACK TEAM
Standing broad grin ---_.. Prof. Hailing
Standing joke .._..... "Chi" Ryan
Running sarcasm ---.... j es se Clements
Low gurgle -------- "Fritz" Grantham
Hop, skip, and flunk ------ Kiefer Cornet
Throwing the bluff ------- Lawrence John
Hurling hot air -------- - Monty
Long slump -------- "Bob" Dolley
Delay team - Lienish, "Jew Boy" Kurz, Loudenburg, Addison Ryan
Hight grades ----... Lois Dee and Orr
We know a man who calls his wife "Honesty," because he says it is the
"Warty" calls Miss Pierson "Experience," for she is a dear teacher.
The cooks say Smith should be called "Prescription," for he is so hard
Gentry calls Grace "Revenge," because she is so sweet.
The student body call the Exams "Delay," as they are so dangerous.
We call certain of our classmates "Fact," because they are such stub-
Truth is said to be stranger than fiction; it is to some folks.
If the McKendree boys did not have well balanced heads how could they
part their hair in the middle?
About the hardest thing a boy is called upon to do, is to "cat" two girls
at once and keep a good average.
Next to a clear conscience for comfort comes a good "pony."
The infidel argues just like a bull chained to a post. He bellows and
paws but we notice he never gets away from the post.
Some people see two sides to every argument, their side and the wrong
Single misfortunes never come alone, and the greatest of all possible mis-
fortunes is generally followed by one a great deal worse.
STEOCEPH ALISM is an old cult, masking under a Hellenizsd name
for a twentieth century American concept. The chief peculiarity
3g| of the devotees of this cult — and they are numerous — is the con-
sciousness of their devotion. They worship at the osteocephalic shrines,
but dream they are paying homage to the Gods of Ambition and Native
Genius. The congregations are shifting ones, recognition of membership
being quite dependent on the point of view of the observer. Marblehead
sees Ivorydome at his devotions, Ivorydome all the while seeing clearly
that it is Marblehead, not he, who is prostrating himself b2fore the image
of the God, Osteocephal. The effort to discover the devotees of the sect
must, therefore, center in an observation of the act rather than of the iden-
tity of the individual. By their deeds ye shall know them. Ain't Greek
We must, in a great measure, take our friends as they are, if we are
to have them at all. We cannot remodel any of them at will. When once
we have accepted this fact, and the kindred fact that our friends are probably
longing quite as fervently to improve us, we shall get a great deal more
pleasure out of our companionship, and escape much mental friction.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you
can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, and with too high
a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is
good and fair. It is too dear with its hopes and invitations to waste a
moment on the yesterdays. — Emerson.
=+7t ACULTYOLOGY! There is something peculiar about this subject,
^<Im for though it is not regularly prescribed, no student can attend col-
(jjj \ lege without taking it, or at least being exposed to it. Though not in-
cluded in the curriculum as stated in the catalogue, yet it is required of ev-
ery student, struggle as he will to avoid it. Consequently, all college stu-
dents submit to the inevitable, and take up the subject, distasteful as it is
to the majority (Monty, Warty, and Clements seem to be the only ones so
engrossed as to take private lessons. Even Bob withdrew after a few weeks'
There are two outstanding peculiarities attached to this subject: The
first is, that though it may be studied in the class room, a broader and more
comprehensive view of it may be obtained during the chapel hour. The other
is that there is no text-book whatever, the whole course being imbibed
through observation (A text has been recently suggested: viz., "The Idio-
syncrasies of Eccentric Pedagogues.")
Therefore, all students, unless detained by less important matters, as-
semble daily in the chapel in order to delve into the mysteries of Facultyology.
We all agree that faculty members posses admirable traits, and we high-
ly honor those men and women who are giving their lives for our sakes, un-
worthy though we be. But at its best, college life is a rough and rocky road;
and though we respect and venerate our teachers, hours spent in the pres-
ence of these adorable personages would be little less than unbearable if we
were not able to see an occasional gleam of humor or some freakish charac-
teristic. So bear with me as I reveal to you what they so innocently reveal
to all when seated in chapel.
Just as on a dark night when the moon suddenly emerges from behind
the clouds, attention is immediately arrested by it; so they, sitting in their
reserved seats, turning their gaze upward for the first time, letting their eyes
wander ever the platform, have their attention instantly arrested by a strange
something which appears to be a glaring headlight. Closer observation proves
that such is the case; and the bright shining dome is but the convex surface
which surmounts a face like in all respects to that of the man in the moon
when he has on his Hallowe'en smile. He is a modern man in the moon, for
before his eyes is placed a pair of oyster-shell rims which add mightily to
his classic appearance.
Near him sits another worthy pedagogue whose headlight is fast becom-
ing equal in brilliance. Close by sits the little dumpy man who reminds us
of a jumping jack, and our nerves are constantly on edge for fear he will pop
up at an inopportune time and upset the solemn decorum of the service.
From his comrade nearby we expect no such rash action, for he is staid and
reserved, having gained his poise and ease by constant association with Plato,
Rousseau, and Pestalozzi. His neighbor also remains quiet and reserved ;
yet we never know when he will pipe up with a remark which will cause all
to burst forth in a peal of laughter. Directly in front of all these, and at a
step lower down sits another man. He does his utmost to make the tones
from the piano reach the clouds, and no one knows through what tribulations
that poor piano is passing.
Let us now gaze at those few huddled together at one end. As we fasten
our attention upon one, we cannot help reading the words written so plainly
in outline form: "Saturday lunch, beans and tomatoes; Tuesday lunch, spin-
ach and macaroni; Sunday breakfast, pears and coffee cake." We fail to read
the remainder, for we begin to wonder if we would dare to suggest that toast
and creamed beef and potatoes with jackets on might not appear on the pro-
gram together in the future; for either alone is difficult to manage, while a
struggle with both consumes so much time and energy that the persons con-
cerned are late to class, and have no power left with which to grapple with
the perplexing problems which await them in the class room.
The small are sometimes mighty, and being capable of grasping volumes
at a time, naturally expect others to be equally capable. Such an one now
meets our gaze, and we seem to see French verbs racing madly across her
brow; sentences, phonetics, vocabulary, constructions, and what-not rushing
pell-mell, scrambling and falling head over heels over each other in their
efforts to get a place in her next assignment. And verily none will be disap-
pointed, for not one will be slighted.
Another of these little muses, because of associations, reminds us of rab-
bits and other desirable pets; while from another we seem to hear unearthly
sounds, and in our mind's eye see her wildly gesticulating, as if endeavoring
to express thereby what her lips fail to utter. Also here sits one, the bane
of all the Academy English people because of her knowledge of their lack
of knowledge of grammar, spelling, and countless other necessary evils.
Martyrs always attract our attention, and on the face of one of these honored
persons is a martyrdomical expression which suggests to us that the burden
of the world rests upon her shoulders, and that it is her duty to solve all the
economic and sociological problems of the universe.
Not far away sits a benign personage with a sweetly solemn expression
which we infer is more sweet than solemn when persons are late in enter-
ing the class room. Only a few feet away sits another who uses such grim
phrases as "Pay your fines," "Doors will be locked at 12:00." etc., that all but
the lack of stripes makes us feel in her presence as if we belonged behind the
bars. And now to the one who rules the Angel roost. Some see only the
outer surface of our lives, but she pierces the outer crust and discovers cur
inner selves, and finding anything questionable there, she dormitories us for
long dreary days or forbids us from treading on forbidden territory, such as
the region of the boys* dorm or the north campus and the cemetery.
Now, turning our eyes to the opposite portion of the platform, we see
one man, small and insignificant in appearance, but mighty in deed and word,
about whom not one word of disapproval could be spoken, no, not even in a
jest. Another little fellow, light-haired and bright eyed, looks as if he had
escaped from the student body and was eagerly watching his chance to leap
from the platform back into his native haunts. A second one near him seems
ready to be a close second, while a third is on his toes, ready to give "nine
rahs" when the leaping takes place. Near them sits one with a face of ad-
monition who gives the impression that frivolity is disgusting to him and
that life should be taken seriously. Then there is a vacant chair. One per-
son is always conspicuous by his absence. We would say more, but propriety
forbids us to speak ill of the absent.
This completes the list of celebrities, with the exception of two whom I
hesitate to mention. From our childhood days we have been taught to say
nothing about a person unless it is complimentary. But when a person has no
redeeming qualities, must we keep silent? I will not say that these two pro-
fessors are absolutely without any admirable attributes. All I say is that
they have kept them well hidden. I feel justified in what I am about to say
because of the sighs and groans and sleepless nights I have witnessed in
Clark Hall. It is bad enough to waste one's own life as these men are doing,
but it is unforgivable when they not only waste their own lives, but also
wreck the lives and destroy the happiness of all those who enter the Chamber
of Horrors located on third floor of Science Hall.
And with all our hilarity let us be seriously minded.
The College Anuual is supposed to set forth the life of the institution
in lighter vein. Play is essential to right living; it is right and righteous.
But this does not excuse trifling, vulgarity or that cheap, tawdry effect
called bluff. There is a. period in the developing life when to appear tough,
to swagger, to play the posseur seems the great thing. The only fear is,
apparently, the dread of obscurity. In an age of flamboyant posters and
"fierce" bill-heads, modesty goes unknown.
But the world looks on, observes, ponders, comes to conclusions. We
are all seeking favors of the public. Ere long we shall leave college halls
and enter upon active life. We desire our due share of the good things. The
world has watched us mostly in our idle moments. And when we halt be-
fore openings to fields and fair prospects, the bars will be up. The world
has seen and decided.
Let us not be deceived by the present demand. Wages are high, and
men are scarce and women are few. Normality will come again. Already
competition is renewing, and the best man will win.
They who run in the race, run all, but one receiveth the prize. The'
balance is well-nigh even, the contest is close, a hair's breadth may turn the
scale. The recalling of a vile oath, an obscene remark, a questionable story,
an improper suggestion, unkempt attire, a powdered face inartistically done,
will bar the way to progress.
It is hard to overcome handicap; it is criminal to permit or practice
those things that at any time can stand between us and success.
The wise man foreseeth the evil and —
"It's well we should feel as life's a reckoning we can't make twice over;
there's no making amends in this world, any more nor you can mend a wrong
subtraction by doing your addition right."
"That's the peculiarity about God's arithmetic (after you get the Gospel) ;
if you want to add, you subtract; if you want to multiply, you divide."
A motto for all Americans: "I serve." Somewhere, each and every one
of us must serve the nation to the very best of our ability.
Whatever a man puts into the ground, he is going to get for a crop.
The soul of culture is the culture of the soul.
It is in the choices one makes that character is displayed.
The correspondence between the soul and God is kept up by faith and
Quotations Heard in Clio
"Live while you live, for you're going to be a long time dead."
"Whep a man gives you his heart in love, remember that it is more than
money or fame."
"The senior girls may venture more.
But the little Freshies must keep near shore."
"Cats go catting out on the back-yard fence;
The young folks in the hammock haven't any more sense."
"Life, like a dome of many-colored glass.
Stains the white radiance of eternity."
"Be it ever so homely, there's no face like your own."
"I've got a man,
I won't tell you his name;
For your man and my man
Might be the same."
"Boys, flyin' kites, haul in their white-winged birds;
But you can't do that with angry words."
"Life is one fool thing after another ;
Love is two fool things after each other."
"A hair on the head is worth two in the brush."
"GOD IS LOVE."
"Every cloud has a silver lining."
"A bird in the hand gathers no moss."
"Everything that grows has to go through a certain stage of greenness."
"Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us
To see ourselves as ithers see us."
"Thoughts unexpressed may fall back dead,
But God him:elf crn't stop them when they're said."
"He was given the greatest heritage that a man can receive, — a pious
"ALL'S WELL— SO KEEP SMILING."
jIS in the spring that college life is best;
Oh, say, when seven months of school are past,
And May, with all its fullest beauties blest,
Is here, and we so wish 'twould always last.
Oh, yes, the winter days were not so bad.
(I mean, they weren't when Stone kept up the fire),
But what's in winter's days to make you glad?
"Pis always springtime on the College Hill,
May time that makes life real and worth the most.
Oh, give us spring, with field trips not a few,
A hunt for frogs and plants and flowers
Before the morning sun drives away the dew
Upon the fields and down in shady bowers.
This time, O' year, we always sit
With some good friend upon the chapel step
And say, "Somehow, we wouldn't care one bit;
We'd rather cut than go to class, excep'
The doctor says it's worse than counterfeit
To spend your time in such an idle way,
A-whispering in the ears of some fair maid
When all the world will look to you some day,
And you'll fall short because you haven't made
The most of every opportunity."
You're right, there's little studying done
When days are warm and trees are leafing out;
There's always other things that're greater fun
And other things that 're worth as much, no doubt;
The good we get from every class-room talk
Would 'mount to little else but naught,
Unless digested by a little walk.
A little stroll upon the campus green
Gives college life a pleasing touch,
A stroll, with your room-mate, of course, I mean ;
To go with others, who'd ever think of such!
IN inquiring disposition
f^X§3l Has a laudable ambition
To make sure of its position
There is little doubt of that;
Yet we study by the hour,
Hegel, Kant and Schopenhauer,
And they haven't any power
To inform us "where we're at."
They may try by process mental.
Or by methods transcendental,
Or by means experimental
To accomplish what they want ;
But the sum of their collusion
And their intricate confusion
Is the adequate conclusion
That the things we do, we don't
So I guess we'll have to stop it
And ingloriously drop it,
For there's certainly no profit
In such doings, none at all;
Fix our minds on our complexicns.
Or the state of our affections.
And not squander our reflections
Butting up against a wall !
(Respectfully dedicated to Pickles, Grace and Ruth)
It's hard to get your Latin, it's hard to get your Greek ;
It's hard to write an English theme three days in every week;
It's hard to learn your Bible lesson and keep up with the preachers:
It's hard to keep a note-book that will satisfy your teachers.
It's hard to mind the matron, and obey her every rule;
To speak in all sincerity — it's hard to be in school;
But the hardest thing of all — when you long for rest sublime,
Is to get downstairs to breakfast — especially — ON TIME.
CUA V\»\\ &.r\s -i>\t*v !♦. "»•"!
] WISH I was a monkey
A-setting in a tree,
IWith all the other monks a-throw-
Cocoanuts at me.
I wouldn't wash my face at all,
I wouldn*t comb my hair;
But twist my tail around a limb
And dandle in the air.
I wouldn't go the chapel,
I wouldn't go the church ;
But throw at people as they passed.
From way up in my perch.
I wouldn't go the school at all,
Nor learn to read and write ;
I wouldn't ever go to bed
Till twelve o'clock at night.
I'd swing across from tree to tree.
And live on nuts and fruit; —
If I was just a monkey,
I'd never evolute.
I was taken with la grippe
Not so very long ago ;
And I called for some assistance.
The pain did hurt me so.
Miss Brooks came in with mustard.
And burned my skin so red,
I said, "Is this cremation?
I'm sure I am not dead."
But one came to my rescue
And a soothing balm applied ;
Had this not come so quickly,
I surely would have died.
And now I this am wondering,
If I take ill again.
Will I take Miss Brooks' treatment,
Or bear the worst of pain?
Upon a high mountain I wandered.
And gazed far over the scene ;
On the beautiful fields and grasses
That shone in the sunshine so green.
But lo, they seemed to approach me,
Surely that cannot be grass ;
When the details stood out more distinctly,
I saw 'twas the Freshman class.
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gO cat, or not to cat; that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous popularity,
Or to take arms against a sea of admirers.
And by opposing, fail them? To stag, to cat
No more; -Ay, but there comes a rub.
For in this college life how oft needs must we
A beauteous lady's company seek.
Our duties here permit us not to go with speed
To some forlorn and naked hermitage,
Remote from all the pleasures of the world.
There stay until the twelve celestial signs
Have brought about their annual reckoning.
Each month Duty says, "Invite your friends to Plato Hall.
Present them with a program always much appealing.
And pray, do not ask them to come alone.
Lest on those dark stairs they should fall."
So, where Duty calls or danger, perhaps I should never be wanting there;
Yet, how oft have I with much embarrassment met.
Once it was the sixth one I asked, who said :
"Van, I'd like to go, but not with you just yet."
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Anybody can go with the current. Show me the life that's standing
against unrighteousness, and I'll show you the life that's full of power.
The only excuse that justifies a student to study seven days out of the
week is the desire for lower grades and less chance to graduate.
Young man, you who are willing to sacrifice 35% of your efficiency for
the fun of smoking, the time will come when you'll wish you had the plus.
I say. what's it going to get you?
A quitter is a player who does not do in a game what he has been coached
to do in practice. The biggest quitter is not in the physical realm, but in
the moral or spiritual.
If you take a diploma, part of which you never earned, you're cheating.
What kind of an atmosphere are you making?
If there's a God, why don't we live as though there is one?
What would happen if you treated your love letters like you treat God's
Trying to keep boys in Sunday School without any outside interests is
like trying to fish by wireless.
Why was Solomon so wise? Because he had so many wives to tell him
what to do.
It isn't necessary to toot your horn for all the stations before you stop.
Stop up all the gaps.
If a teacher is full of his subject, he teaches it: it leaks out at all the
Don't drink at a dry well.
Let's not vegetate — of course the saddle is off the horse's back part of
the time — but what of it?
You can always recognize the inexperienced teacher; there is a certain
vegetableness about the new recruit.
If, when I go to Heaven, St. Peter gives me a harp, I'll say, "Here, give
this to McClure; I'll take a geography."
Now these are not my pigeons, but those of one who knows what he's
EXPLOSIONS IN THE CHEMICAL LABORATORY.
John McCammon (on a chemistry quiz): "The ancients didn't have
chemistry as such, but had it unconsciously."
(Don't some of the Freshmen wish they could have it that way?)
Lenisch: "Prof., I'm doing my best to get ahead."
Prof. : "Heavens knows you need one."
Prof. McClure (explaining the attraction of ions) : "It's just one of our
chemistry assistants and a certain young lady."
Paul Jones to Prof. McClure: "Why do married men live so long?"
Prof. McClure: "They don't, they just seem to."
Prof. McClure: "If all the brains of all the girls in this class were put into
a pigeon, it would fly backwards."
INDIGESTIONS FROM D. S. (We Mean Home Economics)
Some of the girls made some cookies to give to certain boys, but the
ooys, after eating one of them, were too bashful (?) to eat any more; so they
threw the rest to some ducks on the College pond. In about an hour a small
boy reported to the Dean:
"Your ducks have sunk, sir."
We advise all amateur cooks not to cook spagetti too long. About ten
inches is right.
BREAKS IN EXPRESSION.
Miss Cheeseman: "Miss Darrow, what did you work on over vacation?"
Irene: "That old Sweetheart of Mine."
Miss Cheeseman: "Now, Mr. White, where is your object when you
practice this exercise?"
Bob (blushing and pointing toward Miss Cheeseman): "My object's over
Miss Cheeseman: "Why do people's voices differ?"
Agnes Tressler: "It's due to the different arrangement of their jaws."
Bill (at play practice): "I'll go now, but by the Great Horn Spoon, I'll
Bryant: "How come? I thought she taught expression."
Harry: "Well, she makes us do the HO exercise."
Prof. Waggoner: "Did any of you ever see an elephant's skin?"
Addison Ryan: "I did."
Prof. Waggoner: "Where?"
Addison: "On an elephant."
Prof, to Marjorie Crewell: "Please remove your gum, Miss Crewell, so
we may proceed."
Marjorie: "I haven't any gum."
"Prof: "Then what are you chewing."
Marjorie: "That is a bean I'm soaking for my botany class."
Miss McCoy (on botany field trip): "Oh, look at that tufted titmouse
over there on that lilac bush."
Mr. Cralley: "Is that a lilac bush?"
Miss McCoy: "Yes, why?"
Mr. Cralley: "Oh, I just wondered. It had quinces on it last year."
Carrie Waggoner (looking at the clouds passing over): "I wonder where
those clouds are going?"
Zimmie (absently) : "I think they are going to thunder."
Catt: "Gee, I hate to wash these dishes."
Ruby Gibson: "I hope you will learn a lesson from this, and treat your
Catt: "If I ever get married, I'll be so tickled I'll do all the work."
Ruby Ice: "Wanda, what is your favorite song?"
Wanda: "Holmes, sweet Holmes."
Prof. Wiggins says that cats always go alone. Our Alonzo must be
a rare specimen.
Bob Dolley: "Say, this floor sure is slick. It's hard to keep on your
Julia Newcomb: "So you were trying to keep on my feet. I thought it
was purely accidental."
New Student (unused to McKendree ways): "Where have you been this
Hardened Catter: "Out to the cemetery."
New Student: "Any one dead?"
Hardened Catter: "Yes. All of 'em."
Gentry was going to leave on the 6 :50, and Grace was to accompany him
to the station. Grace said to Pickles, "I wonder if it will be dark by 6:50."
Even glasses are deceiving. Flesh ran two blocks to catch up with Mil-
dred, and then found out it was not her.
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a hair en his pancake, he poured gum on his head, and scratched his pancake.
Bernard Howland complained that he had a ringing in his head.
"Do you know the reason for that?" asked Mitchell.
"I'll tell you. It's because it's empty.
"Don't you ever have a ringing in your head, Mitch?"
"Do you know the reason for that?"
"It's because yours is cracked.
"Coleman, do you understand Spanish?"
Dale: "Yes, if it's spoken in English."
Traffic Cop: "Move on. What's the matter with you?"
Guy Karnes: "I'm fine, thank you, but my engine's dead."
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Mcnty (looking out of the window) — "Did you know the trees were leav-
Monty — "Yes; don't you see their trunks?"
Marjorie (returning from botany trip)— "I have a piece of matrimonial
Ruby G. — "I wish I could find one."
Marie C. — "Leone, did you hear about the explosion last night?"
Leone — "No; what blew up?"
Marie C. — "The wind blew up the street."
Prof. Stowell — "Mr. Harmon, do you have that theory in your head?"
Prof. Stowell — "Then you have the chapter in a nut-shell."
"It's the little things that tell," remarked Lois Dee, as she pulled herl
young nephew out from under the sofa when Jim was calling last Sunday
Wiggins — "What's the greatest book of fiction?"
Bill — "A college catalogue."
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IN THE CLASS ROOM.
Dr. Walton: "What does 'seven' suggest?"
John McCammon (half asleep) : "'Leven."
Miss Thetford : "At the university last summer we spent six weeks on
Mabel Gibson: "Then we are not the only class that hasn't any brains."
Dr. Stowell: "What did you do to the barometer just then. Miss Parker?"
Dr. Stowell: "But I distinctly saw you do something to it."
Helen: "Well, I had a date for tonight, so I set the barometer for fine."
Prof. Dolley : "Wesley translated the Iliad on horseback. Now-a-days
we use a pony."
The calculus class was discussing whether the symbol II belonged with-
in a parenthesis or not.
Bert Harmon: "I put the Pi (pie) inside."
Dr Stowell: "That would be the place for pie if it was good."
Prof. Wiggins (trying to define love to his class) : "There are two defi-
nitions of love: One is that love is charity; and the other is — oh well, you
Prof. Kinnison : "What is a connoisseur?"
Prof. Kinnison: "What would you call a person that thinks he knows
all about something?"
Irene Edwards: "I know. A professor."
Dr. Stearns: "Now, who was the first man?"
Cornett: "Washington. He was first in peace, first in war ."
Dr. Stearns: "Oh, no. Adam was the first man."
Cornett: "Oh, if you're talkin' cf foreigners, I guess he was."
Crip Carvel: "Did Moses have dyspepsia?"
"I don't know. Why did you ask?"
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Smith to the Doctor: "Doctor, I'm troubled with insomnia lately. Every
time the boys throw a table down stairs. I wake up."
The doctor gives him some powder.
Smith: "Thanks, doctor, but how do I take them?"
The doctor: "You dcn't take them. Give them to the boys."
Bill Collector: "How often must I climb all the way to the third floor
to get the amount of this bill?"
Sauerage : "You don't think I'm going to move to first floor just to ac-
commodate my creditors, do you?"
"Are caterpillars good to eat?" asked Crip of Miss McCoy.
"No, of course not. What makes ycu ask a question like that at the
"Well, you had one on your spinach, but it's gone now."
Buford: "I want my hair cut."
Van Dyke: "Any particular way?"
Buford: "Yes. Off."
Virginia (ceeing a wild west show for the first time): "What do they
do with that rope?"
Clare King: "They use that to catch horses."
Virginia: "I see. But what do they use for bait?"
Milton Hailing to Kenneth Waggoner: "Where have you been with that
Kenneth: "Just killed a dog."
Milton: "Was he mad?"
Kenneth : "Well, he didn't seem to be very well pleased."
If you can't laugh at the jokes of the age, just laugh at the age of the
The prof, who said that the Freshman girls are dead from the neck up
surely never saw Virginia or Katherine chew gum.
A pedagogue is a professcr who will not listen to reason.
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HEARD AT THE MINSTREL.
Pickles (at rehearsal) : "Now, Norris, if you don't do this right, I'll keep
you here till nine o'clock."
John McCammon: "If you do, you'll flunk Spanish tomorrow."
Lauchner (to Pickles while having his face made up for the Minstrel):
"I would like to put some of this on your face."
Pickles (leaning forward) : "All right."
Lauchner: "But I haven't the stick."
Bcb White: "Wish we could have the minstrel all the time, because the
girls are all so much better looking."
The girls all say, "Ditto."
Virginia Porter — You looked so foolish when you proposed to me.
East — Maybe I was.
Marie — Elizabeth, do you know the difference between Agnes and a
Elizabeth — Well, a phonograph runs down sometimes, but Agnes never
Miss Taylor — Did you mop the floor?
Bill Daniels— No.
Miss Taylor — No what?
Bill — No mop.
Prof. Stowell — What is a vacuum?
Faverty — I got it in my head, but I can't express it.
A person who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself
Handsome is as handsome does, but it saves a lot of trouble to be born
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27-28 — Registration days. Freshmen unwit-
tingly sign up for a semester of torture.
28— Y. M. and Y. W C. A. reception. Every-
body meets everybody else.
29— glasses begin. Jolly time at Y. W. C. A.
30- — Still getting settled. Homesick blues
very apparent. New girls on third floor
initiated into a real dorm life at a spread
given by old timers.
1 — First session of the societies. Old cat-
ters resume operations. New ones be-
gin to show interest.
2 — Faculty recital by Miss Cheeseman and
Prof. Hailing of the Departments of
Expression and Music.
3 — First Sunday at the College Church.
4 — Orchestra holds its first practice. The
inmates of Clark and Carnegie Halh
5 — Freshies are introduced to real lab
work. How thrilling !
6— First regular Y. M. and Y. W. C. A.
7 — Nothin' doin.'
8 — Freshmen and Academy girls given
instructions by the Dean. Chaperons
9 — Lyceum number. Cathedral Quartet.
11 — Teachers' Club organized for the year.
16 — Epworth League social.
18 — Coach Lawrence makes a rousing speech in chapel.
The gym class takes the first hike of the ceason.
19 — Poor Agnes. She renorts that her bed is French-made.
12 — Sophs entertain the Seniors at "weenie" roast at Perry's.
15 — Clio takes in new members.
"What's the matter with Clio?
She's all right.
Who's all right?
C— L— I— O."
20 — Y. W. C. A. candle-light recognition service.
23 — The "Howling Hundred" gives the football boys a send-off. Pres. and
Mrs. McCammon at home to Seniors, Juniors and Sophs.
Tnt n ov0 ^ he \ nur\i»-feA,
24— Mrs. Wiggins entertains thr girls at Clark Hall by a musical program.
26 — Bco-o-o-o! Cold and getting colder.
29 — Pep meeting with real PEP.
31 — First football game of the season played with Blackburn Score 26-0 (??)
2 — More rain.
3 — Rev. Wakefield addresses joint meeting
of Y. M. and Y. W.
5 — Open session again.
6 — Special car to Alton. Car derailed. Lots
7 — Convalescence.
8 — East and Virginia go down town.
9 — Virginia and East go down town.
10— Y. M. and Y. W. led by Miss Brooks.
11 — Everybody studies.
12 — Clio open session.
13 — Shurtleff eleven defeats McKendree eleven. Score !" : !? ::; ?! ;:: ? (modesty
14 — Men's night at church. Orchestra, quartet, 'n everything.
16 — Monty and Miss Taylor begin to attract casual notice.
17 — Academy seniors get organized.
18 — Not much goin' on.
19 — Monty and Miss Taylor attract mere attention.
23 — Orchestra goes to Bunker Hill.
22 — Everybody workin'. /•— — ^
23 — Thanksgiving party for the girls given by Dean £j £J CD E3"Ua Pj* 3 ""
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25 — Vacation.
26 — More vacation.
29 — Nobody knows nothin'.
30 — East and Virginia walk down town together.
•Y. M. and Y. W. finance campaign begun. Joint meeting led by Prof.
$35G raised. Lyceum lecture, Dr. Burns. Plato spread.
Beginning of education week. Dr. McCammon speaks at Evangelical
Dr. Walton speaks in chapel on the finance of education. All of the eco-
nomics class cuts except Lois and Garett. He swears never to return
again after leaving.
Prcf. Dolley speaks in chapel on the value of the classics. Everybody
agrees with him? ? ? ?
Dr. Stearns speaks in chapel. Y. W. C. A. is addressed by Miss Eber-
hardt. Industrial Secretary.
Prof. Wiggins speaks in chapel. Miss Brooks entertains the History
Club. The Foods class is delighted to serve refreshments.
Prof. Schmidt of Belleville speaks in chapel, Lebanon High School being
Clio banquet. Biggest affair in history for several years.
Clio's guests lingeringly depart.
Faculty reading by Prof. Wiggins.
Miss Lola Wood of Korea speaks at Y. W. Everyone enjoys it.
Lebanon Township Teachers' Meeting, guest of McKendree Teachers'
Christmas party in Pearson's Hall. Santy on hand.
Faculty reading by Miss Cheeseman.
All aboard for Christmas vacation. Merry Christmas and Happy New
-Jan. 3— O-OH— R-A-P-T-U-R-E.
3 — All out for McKendree.
4 — All out to chapel except Dr. McCammon,
who is in New York, and Dean Baker,
who is in St. Lcuis. Pulpit stand miss-
ing. Some ministerial student probably
practicing with it.
5 — Everything called off for the reception of
the new minister at the Methodist
3 — The orchestra honors chapel service with
its audible presence.
7 — Thirteen M's awarded in chapel. Ccach makes another speech.
10 -Annual boosters make speeches in chapel. Miss Everett, Mr. White,
12 — Rev. Allen addresses a joint meeting of Y. M. and Y. W.
13 — Philo exhibition.
14 — Clio exhibition.
15 — Plato exhibition.
17 — Scientific Club furnishes a program at Teachers* Club meeting.
19 — Y. M. and Y. W. gives a Farewell reception for Mrs. Noon. Detective in
Clark Hall. Classes called off. No necessity for classes without girls.
20 — Staff meeting. Girls on second floor "stuck up."
21 — McKendree quintet wins from Carbondale 13-3.
22 — McKendree five again wins from Carbondale 24-19. Hurrah!
24 — Smallpox loose in Clark Hall. See Florence Dey. Everybody to be vac-
27- — D. S. girls weigh food for a whole day to calculate "caligories." Sore
arms. O, ye vaccination.
29 — More sore arms. The remedy promises to become worse than the disease.
1 — Faculty reading by Dean Sheridan.
2— Joint meeting of Y. M. and Y. W. Dr. J.
W. Cummins speaks on "Tadmor in the
3 — Miss Stanley escapes from quarantine.
4 — Coach goes to chapel again. Plato and
Philo open session.
5 — McKendree vs. Carbondale.
7-12 — Misery! Exams! Flunks! East and Virginia stop catting tempor-
arily. Zimmie has a date with Hazel to celebrate the end of exams;
starts to colored church, but falls by the wayside.
12 — Bob and Miss Cheeseman hear Chrisler. Ghost party. History Club
banquet at Dr. McCammon's.
14 — Registration. Valentine party in reception room of Clark Hall.
15 — Classes begin again. Faculty reading by Dean Baker.
16 — Y. W. led by Miss Burnette; Y. M. led by banker at O'Fallon and
17 — Staff meeting.
18 — W. C. T. U. Williard Memorial service at Mrs. Chamberlain's.
19 — Lyceum number. Birthday party for John.
20 — Fritz and Lola at College pond. Sh-h-h-h-h!
22 — Holiday. Whoop-ee-e.
23 — Y. W. led by Violet Glenn. Plan for aiding starving Europe. Banquet
at Methodist church at which Dr. Young spoke on "Spirit of America."
24 — Dr. Stearns meets class for the first time in the semester.
25 — Society. Orchestra goes to Caseyville, Mr. Johnston accompanying as
26 — Basketball game at Shurtleff. We win.
28 — Current Literature Seminar meeting.
29 — Prof. McClure sings a vocal solo in chapel.
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2 — Rev. Hall addresses Y. M. and Y. W. meeting.
3 — Everybody busy.
4 — Open session. Plato and Philo.
5 — "Schones wetter."
6 — Rain. Betty can't wear her new suit.
8 — Photographs for the Annual. Individual sittings. This is all we could
get of Flesh. (See page 141).
9 — Joint meeting of Y. M. and Y. W. addressed by Mills Anderson. Web-
ster Groves, on "Builders of Empire."
10 — Photographer on the campus again. Group pictures including every-
body except Flesh and Clements.
11 — Clic open session. Everybody gets bawled out.
12 — Pictures taken in St. Louis. The Follies are popular.
13 — Foreign Missionary Society pictures shown at the Methodist Church.
14 — Pictures of school buildings shown at the Teachers' Club. Practices
15 — Pageant at Church.
16 — Y. M. and Y. W. Collinsville man addresses the Freshman girls in par-
ticular on "Shades of Green."
17 — Staff meeting. Proofs are selected. Read 'em an' weep.
18 — Y. W. banquet. The Dean takes her girls out for a moonlight stroll.
19 — Baseball game. Fuzzy's ring. All the girls promise not to tell.
20 Windy, windy, more windy.
21 — Rain. Announcement of holiday Rehearsal for minstrel.
23 — Fuzzy's de-nouncement party.
25 — Easter vacation. Great number of students leave. Rumors of chicken
for Sunday dinner.
26 — Stay-overs awful lonely.
27 — Happy Easter. Rain for seven Sundays hence.
£8 — Bob Dclley takes his girl to the party. Prof, intercedes — still rehearsing.
29 — New dishes for dining room. Clements has new pitcher. Dean Baker re-
quests a meeting cf all the inmates of Carnegie Hall at 6:30.
30 — Heard in chapel: "The teacher's fault if the student flunks." Dress re-
hearsal at Singer Hall.
31 — Japanese chorus practice.
1 — Minstrel chorus practice. Boys open session. Zimmie takes Carrie.
Ditto Smith with respect to Agnes.
2 — Minstrel a howling success. Clears $185. Rumors of repetition.
3 — Sunday School attendance slim. Flashlight pictures in demand.
4 — Blue Monday. Everybody has all lessons prepared as per usual, except
Feller and Flesh.
5 — Meeting of Minstrel corps in dining hall after lunch.
6 — Minstrel repeated. Another howling success.
7 — Tests sprung by all instructors.
8 — Clio open session. Monty and Miss Taylor reprimanded.
9 — Baseball game. McKendree vs. Luccock Lodge. Score 8-6. Weather
freezing. Dean Sheridan entertains second-floor girls in room 50.
10 — Residents cf both Halls invited out to Sunday dinner. Large crowd at
both Sunday School and Church. Collection increased.
11 — Indigestion reigns supreme. No Sunday dinner; therefore, no hash on
Monday. Dean Sheridan entertains third floor.
12 — Girls sell tickets for "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." Benefit Clark Hall.
13 — Rev. Green speaks at joint meeting of Y. M. and Y. W. "Rebecca" at
the Sun well attended.
18 — Prcf. McClure springs another test.
19 — First group of one-act plays at Singer Hall. Good program.
20 — Chi comes to dinner with a collar on. Mr. John Elder makes a memor-
able talk at a joint session of Y. M. and Y. W.
21 — Mr. Elder talks again in chapel on Bohemia.
23 — Only three couples caught in the act.
25 — Students' Volunteer Band organized.
26 — Second group of one-act plays at Singer Hall.
28 — Dad Elliot. Minstrel at O'Fallon. Dr. Stearns forgets his hat.
30 — Orchestra makes big hit at Union M. E. Church at St. Louis.
Mr. Flesh looks down upon
The lowly, common crowds,
And though he may not walk on them
At least he bumps the clouds.
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1— Members of the Bachelor's Club all sporting club pins.
2— English Seminar reorganized for the coming year.
3 — Three more windows smashed. Blame the football.
5 — Grand rehearsal for the May Fete.
6— May Fete. Behold the Queen. Who stole the May pole?
7 — Inter-scholastic.
8 — Recuperation. Pictures at the Church.
9— Teachers' Club, Staff hard at it till 1 :30 P. M.
10 — Rain, rain, rain. Bob takes more Annual dope to the press. Open house
in Home Economics Department.
11— "Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" at the Sun. Bob not returned;
must have gone to the press himself.
14— Children's recital at Clio Hall.
16 — Annual goes to press— Staff falls asleep.
17— Photo album program at chapel, given by the Ladies' Aid of the Metho-
19-20-21— Tennis tournament (Y. M. C. A.)
24 — Catters all busy.
26 — Violet still smiling.
29— Fellers still hard at it— Staff still sleeping.
31 — Cram! Cram! Cram! Last day of orace.
1-4 — Second semester exams. Nobody has time for nothin'.
4 — Philo exhibition.
5 — Baccalaureate sermon. Seniors seen in their caps and gowns for the first
6 — Clio exhibition. Trunks beginning to leave.
7 — Plato exhibition.
8 — Meeting of the joint board of trustees. Academy Ccmmencement. Alum-
ni reception. Old friends greeted.
9 — Commencement. Plato triennial. Farewell.
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You students who have labored as wholeheartedly as the staff — and may-
be more so.
You professors who throughout have given only help and encourage-
ment — and maybe a few low grades.
You alumni whose letters brought evidence of your hearty support —
and maybe a two-dollar bill.
You people on the side lines who have backed us with interest and en-
thusiasm — and maybe a wee bit of impatience —
The end has come. Whether it brings satis-
faction or relief, we know not If the former
is true — no one is happier than we ; if the latter
— we are truly sorry. If you have been slight-
ed, it was not intentional ; if you have been
included, it was all in the spirit cf jest. You
to us are as the customer to the dealer. We
want you satisfied. We are not advertising,
nor do we expect to be in the publishing busi-
ness another year. Our work is done. Your
feelings we can only surmise. As for us — we
wish you well — and humbly retire.