muMJ 1939 yy[cKendrean of ROY JAECKEL ISABEL SHAFFER BETTY MAE PI II BLIPS HELEN WAGGONER RALPH GROTE ROBERT ALLEN ROY GRIEB.EL EDGAR THILMAN PAUL YOST ROBERT HERMAN HAROLD SHIPP LESTER WILSON MISS ALLEEN WILSON Editor-in-Chief Associate Editor Organization Editor Feature Editor Art Editor Sports Editor Business Manager Assistant Business Manager Advertising Advertising Photography Circulation Faculty Adviser uWMMjnro ^Nineteen ^hirty-ENine IN MEMORIflM £ouis K. Oppitz A.B., A.M., Yale University Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania '.'jfif/\i fhit/rr ffiiir/itf/ Aim, ana lie ■ifrlit. — S/ennyson We pause a moment, be- fore proceeding further, to pay In image to a man. Dr. Louis K. Oppitz, who has left our campus, departed "From This Old Hill." 1 )r. < >ppitz was a man of high quality and excellent education, fitted to take his place in society with the best. His absorption in his work led him on. and ever on, m 1 1 is chosen field. Mc- Kendree was proud of him and offers this tribute to his memory. Qrom this Old SKill By N. M. Bai.com . . . C/o //on know t/iat (ong, /vnrj after '//'e /tare none on domew/iere .j/iere w/// /<e toyd and t/irM and /anrj/iter 7/a/iina t/ie e/'enina air, •yJnd ■luit'ieti Jti/f .7ro>n t//i.i o/d hi/I.' In the presentation of the 1939 Mc- Kendrean, the theme, "From This ( >ld Hill" has been chosen. We have endeavored to relied the traditions, activities, friendships, and natural beauties of our home on "the Hill," portraying, by means of illustration and written word, the spirit of Mc- Kendree and its inestimable contribu- tion to us. It has been our aim to make this book your book. It, in any way, it arouses a new spirit or revives an old one, or serves as a reminder, in future years, of our college days, then our objectives and desires have been real- ized. We present the 1939 McKendrean. ^Y[cKendrean of For the past fourteen years, men and women of McKendree have come in contact with a tine. Christian wom- an wlio lias worked tirelessly for the cause of their Alma Mater. To one whom we never met in the classroom, but who has fulfilled her every obli- gation and responsibility, who will al- ways be remembered by McKendreans — to Mrs. Minnie Phillips, House Mother of Clark Hall, this 1939 Mc- Kendrean is respectfully and sincerely dedicated. 'JlJjJJJWJjyVLs Page Six ENineteen Page Seven '//'i/f/ roici. iiie.S.ienfjerA of June C/ffj/ifihifi i/otit ■ /iefa/-i 4(fft/u on t/ie Act, ■iweet nra.U: ^JreeJ, t<or>ie down wit/i bimdenA yreen, .J/Cow ma mi timed i/ou've we f corned u.i Or dent u-i .for-t/i ■ 'Jlut to return aaain ana' yet anain &o "JnU ; €/M .Jffi//. " "Reason and calm judgment, the qual- ities specially belonging to a leader." — Tacitus EHe$, oven is CLARK R< >LLAXD YOS'l' A.B., D.D. President Leader Idealist Gentleman Friend DR. C. R. YOST DEAN C. L STOWELL 3^ie Qounsels CHARLES JACOB STOWELL B.S..A.M., Ph.D. Dean of the College Guide Benefactor Gentleman Friend ar •*: ■ fc< ■*"*jr' '•v ^Wjp^w^ •*r ' .V Jpi .*..*.. c/8r«J "@/d 3/&M" AaA made iti fire.ience <fe(t -for man it uear-i. ■^l centuivu anr/ a auawter- aao it Af/r/ n« name of .fame. Un /Sj2S it teeame more t/ian a /if//, if /ecame a gateaiaa to a neat liJe. ^5hey £ead. . . tffle follow CORA M. THOMAS B.S. Speech AIAKV II. WRIGHT Ph.D. English EDWIN P. BAKER ALA.. LTD. German I )ean Emeritus C. DEWITT HARDY M.A. History Dean of Men REIXIIOLD I',. IIOHN A.M. Education Registrar ELIZA J. DONALDSON MA. Commerce Comptroller WEBSTER R. SCHMIDT M.S. Chemistry and Physics CLAYTON R. WATTS M.A. Social Science ALLEEN WIESON B.A., B.S. in E. S. Librarian Page Eleven ylgain R&e (play, e(( jfollow the £eader EDWIN R. SPENCER Ph.D. Biology [AMES C. DOLLEY M.A., Litt.D. Latin and Greek KITH McDANIEL M.A. Romance Language Dean of Women AILEEN SPENCER B.A. Hi. ili .gy S M. McCLURE M.S. Geology MRS. MINNIE PHILLIPS Matron of Clark Hall ARTHUR K. HENDER A.B. SON Director of Physical Education OLIVER H. KLEIN- SCHMIDT A.A.G.O. Piano, Organ, Theory NELL G. OPPITZ M.A. History Social Science English MRS. BLANCHE HERTEN STEIN Matron of Carnegie Hall CHARLES F. KRAFT Ph.D. Philosophy and Religion R. PAULINE HARPER Voice Public School Music - J .Slaw urn n ii tt'i/tter.i /tare we -iee/t f/tee t/iii.i, (Itirheterf in ■ioftejt. lui re-it white, ffftife tftreititift tfte icti ftitrf t/te ruff/, f/rau a if, ./rifted a fit/fit rm// ft a ji/. ■iif/ieit mi.it Sfo- /'ttrt/ier .i/irnttr/ ' ali e/rn/t/ie.i.i front fjtir .iitiftt. yy[cKendrean of (pages tjrom ^A Grades 3Y(ewiorij '-Book September, 1935, saw forty-five students pass through the Centennial Gate- way and acknowledge "the Hill" as their new home. Indeed, "we looked upon a world unknown." Little did we know about college life, or, in fact, about any- thing. Registration was a "world event" judging by its complications. What were college classes to be like if it took that much trouble just to get into them? < If course we had to sec the President, but "what for"? The President had to tell us why we wanted to see him. Next we contacted a lady, Donaldson by name, who took all that money from home which we had hoped we could keep — at least for awhile. From here we proceeded to the class room and the athletic field, lust as we were beginning to feel a bit settled and as if we were "somebody" we were reminded that we were nil. This brilliant class of '39 was bedecked with green caps and placed upon chapel programs — but we loved it. We soon made the acquaintance of a man whom we will never forget. Dean Baker called a meeting of the "greenies'', placed one of our caps upon his head, told us to be proud of them, and to fight for them. We no doubt followed his advice more literally than he intended we should. We elected a president and prepared for the traditional freshman scrap, with the usual result — we were still "fourth-stringers". The freshmen men finished Up in Pake Beautiful and the girls in the bear cage. We were living and learning, but we still liked it. Two outstanding events marked our hirst year: Dr. Yost succeeded Dr. Harmon as president of McKendree, and our football team battled for the con- ference championship. ( >ur class was represented in every organization on the campus. We boasted three lettermen each, in football and basketball, not to speak of tlie ten freshmen on the track squad. June came all too soon, taking with it our best friends, the seniors. As sophomores we found we had lost but two members of the class. This second year was not quite so eventful as the first, and as upperclassmen we dis- covered that we really should get down to work. Juniors! We were getting on. running in second place. Things were be- ginning to "pick up". Unfortunately our group was cut down by the dropping out of ten members, leaving us striding along, twenty-seven strong. Came Senior Day and we proudly and seriously took up their challenge to assume leadership and keep things going. The next thing we knew we were on top. Boy, oh boy, the front seats in chapel! Our last year became as eventful as our first. All too soon we have reached our goal. We go "Prom This ( >ld Hill" leaving a challenge with those who come after us. Now we have only memories, but these we will keep until the end — Pearson's Hall, literary societies, Eisenmeyer, our trips to town, heart- to-heart talks, room-mates, "get-togethers" and last, but not least, the classroom. Every class enrolling at McKendree goes through practically the same ex- periences. We, the seniors, hope that oncoming classes will maintain and cherish every fine tradition of the old college. There is but one more word to say, "So long, McKendree. and mav vou forever be the oldest and best in the Middle West". Page Fourte ENineteen c Ghirtij-SNine ^ */ If JuxbM!> Seniors ( (FFICERS President Fred Doerner Vice 1 'resident Dale Hortin Secretary-Treasurer Geraldine Gibson Senior §wan S on g ■ j/ii-i day r'i not aediqnea /or tr-entn/ina litii. • yJ neaeu near-t, oh aeefa ana done nequet; Unr dtat/ na-i not leen u-ieledd. vain, ana act ■ j/icrc come-i a Sentiment, a-i coot minad n</ii/i •y/ero-i-i on/' Jacei. /le an- to at// to ao • y/n// /care /e/iine/ /one/ t/iineii t/iat mane n/i lUe; /Ve've /cariiir/ to aatt/e hneiuaice an/l itri/e. c/o dee tint' I'iitai w/iere dweet t'tojjotti-i aroic. •_/)ut noii' ire limit f/ctiart; t/ic cut tooin-i. •y/iif/ iff. unwitting, /care t/iede r/ier/i/iea /lat/i. • j/iii/ia/iotrca/ii//. t/tii ti'/c. t/ie-ic /ricna/ii roo/n-i. ////life all tne iror/f/ our ti/ia/ifcf/ j ere ice eal/j. / car .Jc/icol ire /oee/ -j/iona/i we e-itraiiaea a/iac, ■ ytoif a/aa/ii we woii/f/ /inai r at your diae/ .Wal/i/t 0. fjrotc Page Sixteen INS '38, MAIX< »M RANDALL, A.B. East St. Louis, 111. HISTORY a Tnu Delta; Plato. Pres. '38; Football, '35, '36, '38; Co-Captain '38; Most Valuable Man MS; AP All-Conference Mention '37; Track '36, '37. 39; Captain '38; Review Staff '37, '.is. '39; Editor Glee Club '36, '37, '38, '39; Pre-. '38-'39; Quartet '39; Pres. "M" Club '38; McKendrean Staff '37, Pres. Carnegie Hall '38; Vice-Pres. Student l. '39. GERALDINE GIBSON, A.B. Louisville, 111. ENGLISH Pres. Clark Hall W.A.A. '36; Revi, '3"; Football Once I, '39; Sec. Senior Class '39; Staff '37, '38. '39, Mgr. Editor RALPH ( >. GR( )TE,A.B. H.iylct.iti, 111. ENGLISH Sigma Tau Delta, Vice-Pres. '39; Philo; V.M.C.A. Cabinet '3s. Pre-. '39; Glee Club '39; Art Editor Mc- Kendrean '3": Asst. Editor Review '39; Who's Who in American Colleges an,! Universities '39. R( )Y JAECKEL, A.B. New Athens. 111. ENGLISH Plato: McKendrean Staff '38 dent Ass'n '38; Junior Class P '3S: Basketball '35. '36, '37. ' Captain '.is: 11 Edit \\ ' ck '35, '36 - '39; Pres. Stn- "M" Club Pres. Captain '36, Co- Mention AP All Star Selec- Staff '35, '36: Who's Colleges and Universitie '.!". Page Seventeen FRED W. DOERNER. A.R. St. Louis, Mo. ECONOMICS Plato; Vice-Pres. Student Ass'n '38; Football '36. '37, '38. Co-Captain '38; S.I.N.U. All-Opponents Honor- able Mention '36; Track '36, '37. '38. '39; Pres. Car- negie Hall '39; Pres. Senior Class '39; Pres. "M" Club '39; Cirsle del Cielo; Martlia Shea Superior Acting Award '38; "lant the Queen"; "Unto Tustice". MILDRED LEONARD Mt, Vernon, 111. ENGLISH to accept teaching position, January, 1939. OTHEL ZEPHYRA FANSLER, B.S. Last St. L< mis, 111. CHEMISTRY LESTER WILSON, B.S. Louisville, 111. MATHEMATICS Sigma Zeta, Master S Science Society; Natu; McKendrean '39. entist '39; Philo; Waggoner Club; Circulation Manager, Page Eightc RALPH RUTH, B.S. Trent. hi. III. CHEMISTRY . Vice Master-Scientist '39; \t [ ': Glee Club '36, '37, '38. ROY J. GRIEBEL, A.B. Mascoutah, 111. ENGLISH Pi Kappa Delta, Pres, '39: Sigma Tau Delta, Pres. '39; Philo; Pres. Student Ass'n '39; Y.M.C.A. Cab- inet '38, '39; Editor Y Handbook '39; Debate Team '.I'.. '37; Track '.id. '.is. \i'i; Yarsitv Softball '37, '3S, '39; Football Mgr. '39; Review Staff '37. Sports Ed- itor '3S; McKendrean Staff '38, Hits. Mgr. MeKen- drean '39; Dorris Oratorical Contest '36. '37. '38, '39; Mi' onnicl: Oratorical Contest '38; "Late Christopher Bean"; "Quality Street"; "lane the Queen"; "Torch- bearers"; "Bondsmen of the Soil"; ■'The Blessed Vagrants"; "The Other due"; ■■Heat": "The Florist's \" One Can Say"; "The Little Fool"; "By the Lighl -ji tin ROBERTA HEYER, A.B. Louisville, 111. ENGLISH aggoner Science Society. Sec'y-Treas ' C. KENNETH POWELL, A.B. Caseyville, 111. PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 18; Glee Club '37, '38; Page Nineteen SAMPS< >N PLATT, A.B. Herrin, 111. HISTORY Sigma Beta Rho, Pies. '39; Fhilo. Vice-Pres. '39; French Club; Review Staff '37. '38; "The Late Chris- topher Bean"; "Jane the Queen". MARY LOU READER, A. P.. Lebanon, 111. HISTORY Glee Club '36. '37. '3S. '3»; Pies, of Glee Club "> ; French Club '36; Little Theatre '36, '37; Y.W.C.A. Cabinet '39; Clio Sec'y '38, VicePres. '3d. Pres. '39; W.A.A. Vice-Pres. '38, '39; Co-Capt. Girls' Basket- ball '39; Student Song. Leader '39- "The Cradle Song"; "Jane, the Queen". S. ALLEN SEIBERT, A.B. Belleville, 111. EC< ).\<)MICS Plato; Men's Glee Club '38, '39; Sec'y-Trcas. Glee Club '39; Tumbling Team '39; Mgr. Track Team '39. C( >MM< >D( >RE GR< >VE, A.B. Lebanon, III PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION ! Beta Rho, Pres. '38. Patje Twenty WILLIAM COLLINS, A. I',. Baldwin, III. PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION Sigma Beta Rho. DALE HORTON, A.B. Albion, III. ENGLISH ■■/<iren<<<//, finr/ stand At.it. .//mAciherirr. Page Twenty-one yy[cKendrean of & uniors ( iFFICERS I 'resident — William Fischer Vice-President -Benny [sselhardt Sec.-Treas. — [ohn 1 tarmon NO PICTURES lames Upchurch 1 )elmont Beckemeyer Leland Beeler John 1 larmiiii Kelley Simmons Kavmond Switzer Ralph Koch Everette Hayden Lucille Floetman Byron Baldridge Marvin Butler Madeleine Yost William Fischer Dorothy Hertenstein Harvey Pister Helen Waggoner ( Irlando Brakemeyer Benny [sselhardt Harold Shipp Robert C rouse ( )wen Williams Lloyd Barnard John Henderson Madge Davis George Handlon Hetty Mae Phillips Carlton Barton Carl Beard Robert Langenwalter Bertie Bauer Arthur Martin Cecil Lowe Magdalena Willis Milton Sager fage Twenty In Nineteen ^kirty-SNine Pa<j? Twenty-three JY(cKendrean of Sopl wmores OFFICERS 1 'resident — Edgar Thilman Vice-President— Charles Long Sec.-Treas— Stella Mae Steidel N< > PICTURES enneth Atkins Dale Broom Richard Cars..,, Sam I lonham Elton Dressel Rolf Hartmann Thomas Hummert Alhert Jondro Charles Lang Lee Mooney Don Ward <? Alma Carson Roger Tappmeyer I sal. el Shaffer Stella Mae Steidel Edgar Thilman Ruth Schmedake Florence Jackson Bart Greenwood Viola Espenscheid Charles Long George Flrsor Betty Schatz Oliver Kciser Mary Ruth Sowers George Pimlott Charles Hill Delores Cooper Allen Sager Pane Twenty to SNineteen c Ghirtij-3Sine Fa.je Twenty-five yy[cKendrean o\ tjresh men OFFICERS President — Robert Allen Vice-President —Robert Herman Sec.-Treas. — Virginia Brown \'< > PICTURES Janet Barkley Patricia Popkess Carmen Raffaelle Virginia Wielt Carlns Basinger Thomas Brown Ivan Cooper Leslie Lee Bruce Meng Marlyn Mosley Anial Pennell Charles Smith Curtis Taylor Harry Stilwell Charles Wilson Charles Mueth Robert Herman Marian Kleinschmidt John Fizzell Charles Briner Lawrence Vernor Carrol Lowe Dixie Dexter Allen Cast Robert Allen Robert Odell Anna Lois Gann Ted Gibson Mary Ruth Shelton John McLain 1 )onald Cramer i Jei irge Breitwieser Edith Thompson George Edwards Keturah Stelzreide Clarence Drennan Dorothy Miller Ralph Edwards Vera Jenne Donald Mercer Marie Scates Dale Winter Dorothy Bosse Albert Tobnpeter Barbara Woolard Cecil Albright Gloria Baer John Watson Doris Miller . , ., c , . Harold Ore Dorothy Schumacher Harry Grothjahn Ethel Mae Hirstein George Brewer Helen Kriege Calvin Johnson T) . v , Helen Buesch Paul Yost Leland Grieve Raymond Fary Bernice Rongey James Lyerla Virginia Brown ... . , Harrv Ward Allen Agles Alvin Martindale Russel Gullet Scott Gier Forrest Flammuth Arthur Baum Herbert Simons Cicero Burns Page Twenty-six ^Nineteen ^hirty-ENine § # S ! yy(cKendrean of H&hat Can You ^Do? DON'T JUST GET— GIVE. What's your contribution? Speak up now, let's have it. Don't be tin) modest or self-effacing. You've done a bit with youth activities of various sorts? Well, there's a place where M>u are needed — the Y's have a job waiting tor you. Everv Wednesday night, remember. You sing? A little? Oh, who can tell, you're young yet. Watch for the chorus tryouts and you might even make a quartet, who knows. You've dabbled a bit in debate and oratory? In that case Pi Kappa Delta ought to offer something for you to work toward. And do you really earn it when you finally arrive? Debate bores you but you do have a "yen" for plays? I thought you looked "dramatic." The Little Theatre will be after you and the first thing you know- there will be tryouts for plays. You may get a chance on the cast and then you'll have a good start toward Alpha Psi. Literary societies? Of course McKendree still has them. Do you think we would let go of anything as worthwhile as they? They are a part of our tradi- tion and we're strong on tradition. A scientific bent? I sec. Well, what about the Waggoner Science Society or the Nature Club as a starter, with a weather eye out for Sigma Zeta? Nothing scientific about you. eh? Well, just what are you aiming at.' You're literary-minded — oh. ves. With a slant toward journalism? Line. Have you investigated Sigma Tau Delta? It's another of those honorary fraternities of which McKendree has a chapter. Why not start working toward eligibility? Hut you're a budding preacher and haven't time for much, outside your work? Well, surely you could take time out to fellowship a bit on Tuesday after- noons with Sigma I '.eta Kino. All of this is very enlightening, you say, but what have we to offer you? You're athletic in your inclinations? So? Football, basketball, track, tennis, soft ball, soccer — take your choice, we have them all. Incidentally if you do enough for yourself in any. or all. of these sports you will find yourself a berth in the W.A.A. or the "M" Club some of these hue days. Is that all? Well just you try doing about a fourth of what's offered above and see where you find yourself. You have our word for it. time will not hang heavv on your hands. ^Nineteen thirty -SNine yy[cKendrean of Cp\ Kappa c Delta PURPOSE "The stimulation of pro- gress in, and the promotion of, the interests of inter- collegiate orator)', debate, and public speaking by en- couraging a spirit of inter- collegiate fellowship." PUBLICATION "The Forensic" w It i c h contains information and news relative to national college forensic activities. ( fRGANIZED 1 ( >27. Under the direction of Miss Belle Nixon. CHAPTER Theta, of this national hon- orary forensic fraternity. < )FFICERS President— Roy Griebel Secretory-Treasurer — Marvin Butler Foe ul I v . idviser — Professor C. D. Hardy E. P. Baker, M. Butler, Miss Thoma R. Griebel, Dean C. D. Hardy. Page Thirty ^Nineteen thirty -SNine ^Alplxa tpsi Omega ORGANIZED 1927. With .Miss ( Hive Pat- more i Mrs. i ». I'.. Young) as sponsor. CHAPTER Alpha Theta. of this na- tional honorary dramatic fraternity. OFFICERS President — Betty Phillips Secretary-Treasurer — Madeleine Yost Faculty Adviser — Miss Cora M. Thomas PURP< )SE "To develop dramatic talent and the art of acting; to cultivate a taste for the best in the drama; to foster the cultural values which we believe dramatics develops; and to unite the dra- matic forces of the several colleges and univer- sities having chapters." PUBLICATION "The Playbill" is the official publication of the national organization. It contains information concerning the selection and staging of plays. yy(cKendrean oj §igwi.a Zeta v 5 PURPOSE "The local chapter spon- sors scientific efforts on the rani] ins, including the \\ ag- goner Memorial activities: and (iffers an annual award for outstanding science scholarship among the stu- dent-body. PUBLICATION "The Sigma Zetan" is the official publication of the fraternity. ACTIVITIES "( )n April 21, most of the active membership of the Beta chapter were in attendance at the annual Sigma Zeta Conclave at DeKalb, Illinois. Two local members, ( )wen Williams and Ralph Ruth appeared on the program. ORGANIZED 1926. CHAPTER Beta, of this national hon- orary science and mathe- matics fraternity. ( IFFICERS Master Scientist — I. ester Wilson / 'ice Master Scientist- Ralph Ruth Recording Secretary — Professor S. M. McClure Back Row— Prof. Schmidt, R. Ruth, Dr. Spenc Front Row— Prof. McClure, M. Saner, I). Her Pa,,e Tkirty-tv ^Nineteen ^hirty-SNine §igma ^dbu (Delta < IRGANIZED 1936. L T nder the sponsor- ship of I >r. Gillian h. Steck- man. CHAPTER Iota Delta, of this national honorary literary frater- nity. < iFFICERS President— Roy Griebel Secretary-'! reasurer — I teleri Waggoner Facility . Idviscr — Dr. Marv II. Wright PURP( >SE "To encourage student-writers in any tvpe of writing which they may prefer. Wider reading mi the part nf members is encouraged together with a definite effort on their part toward the mastery of written expression." PUBUCATK IN The national publication "The Rectangle" is a collection of material contributed by members of the various chapters. This year it contained two poems by Ralph Grote and one bv Rov Grie- bel. ACTIVITIES The organization sponsored a lecture bv Carv Cl\de Burford on "Eugene Field, Native Poet of St'. Louis." Back Row— Dr. Yost. Dr. Wright, R. Grote. II. Hor Front Rou — R. Griebel, H. Waggoner, M. Randall. Pa,,c Thntvlln yy[cKendrean of (philosophian Jtiteravy Society PURPOSE As set forth by its char- ter members is: "To en- courage literary achieve- ment and debate." ACTIVITIES Weekly meetings are held. ( 'nee a month. Philo issues an invitation to fac- ulty members and students, not belonging to the society, to meet with its members in open session. NEW MEMBERS Robert 1 lerman. Ralph Ed- wards, Herbert Simons, Al- len Sager, Cecil Albright, Carrol Row e. Carlus Ras- inger, Scott Gier, Charles Briner, W a v n c Brewer, Raul Yost, Harold Ore. ORGANIZED 1837. MOTTO "1'etur Digniori", signify- ing, "Ret it be given to the most worth)." OFFICERS New officers are elected every six weeks. The fol- lowing members have serv- ed as president during the year : Roy Griebel Hale Horiin Ralph Gro^e Carl Barton Sampson Piatt Back Row—R. Grote, E. Thilman, L. T.eeler, C. Loxve, L. Wilson. Front Rok—R. Griebel, C. Long, R. Allen, D. Hortin. Page Thirty-fo ^Nineteen c GhiHij-SNivie Qlionian £,iteraru §>ocieti) ORGANIZED 1 81 1. >. M< )TTO "Virtute et Lahore." < >FFICERS The roll of officers is changed every nine weeks, with the exception of the office of treasurer, which is held by Bertie Bauer. The presidents for the year u ere : Roberta Heyer Mildred Leonard Marv Louise Reader PURP< iSE "The improvement of its mem: literature an< vocal.'' 1 general th instrumental md ACTIVITIES Besides its regular weekly closed meetings, an open session is held once a month to which non- members are invited. As a special feature during the past year the society was entertained at a dinner given by Mrs. W. C. P fetter. NEW MEMBERS Florence Jackson Isabel Shatter Mary Ruth Sowers Marion Kleinschmidt Marv Ruth Shelton Vera Tenne Buck R,m — M. Leonard. M. Yost. R. Hever. M. Davis, I Front Rov.'—M. Reader, A. Carson, F. Jackson, I. shark Page Thirty-five yyfcKendrean of T. M G. A. PURPOSE "To m () r e adequately meet the religious and so- cial needs nf the men of the campus." ACTIVITIES Meetings are held every Wednesday evening, in- cluding combined programs with the Y.W.C.A. During the past year, the organiza- tion sponsored the publica- tion of the "Y" handbook, as well as various social af- fairs. ( IRGANIZED 1897. CABINET President— Ralph Grote / ice President — Carlton Barton Secretary — \\ llliam Fischer Publicity — l\o\ Griebel George Pimlott Social Chairman — Charles Eong Sponsor — Dean C. 1). Hardy Deputation — Allen Seibert nlott, R. Grote ton, C. Long, W. Fischer, I>ea K. Griebel, A. Se ^Nineteen thirty -SN'ine Y. c m. G. A. ORGANIZED 1899. CABINET President— Madeleine Yost Vice President - Betty Phillips Secretary-Treasurer — Florence Jackson Program Chairmen - Roberta 1 leyer Vera Jenne Chaplain — Mildred Leonard Marie Scates Publicity— Mary Lou Reader World Fellowship— Isabel Shaffer Social Chairman — Dorothv Hertenstein Pianist — Dorothy Miller Sponsors — Mrs. C. F. Kraft Mrs. C. R. Walls Room c 'hairmen— Dixie Dexter Bernice Ronge) Virginia Wielt PURP< >SE "We unite in the desire to realize full and creative life through a growing knowledge of God. We determine to have a part in making this life possible for all people. In tins task we seek to understand Jesus and to follow Him." ACTIVITIES Meetings are held every Wednesday evening, one of which, each month, is combined with the Y.M.C.A. The organization provided every freshman girl with a "big sister" at the beginning of the school year. It also sponsored a "Hobby Week," "Heart Sister Week," and many other social events. Back Row— IS. Rongey, B. Phillips, Mr. C. R. Watts, M. Leonard, Mrs. C. F. Kraft, II. II M. Yost. Front Roar— I. Shaffer, F. Jackson, M. Reader, D. Hertenstein. ge Thirty-scl-cu yy(cKendrean of §>igma tfleta c HJio PURPOSE "Tin.- hnnging together of ministerial students of the campus into a closer fellowship, as well as the promotion of mutual help- fulness." SPECIAL FEATURES Weekly meetings are held, and occasional Chapel pro- grams are presented. The Preachers' Quartet, made up of Charles Hill. Oliver Reiser. Ralph Edwards, and \< u s s e 1 Gullet, has made several appearances. ORGANIZED 1931, under the sponsorship of Dr. W. C. Walton. M( iTTO "Service. br< itherhood, and religion." OFFICERS President — Sampson Piatt Vice President— Lloyd Barnard Secretary-! reasurer — Carlton Barton Program ( hairman — Oliver Reiser Back Row— O. Brakemeyer, t. Watson, I). Cramer, R. Gullet, R. Edwards, J. Henderson R. Tappmeyer. Front Row—L,. llamar.l, C. Grove, 1 >r. Kraft. K. Powell. C. Barton, C. Lowe. I'aye Thirty eight SNineteen thirty -SNine SNature Glub ORGANIZED 1927, under sponsorship of Dr. E. R. Spencer. Reor- ganized this year. ( (FFICERS President— ( (wen Williams Secretary-Treasurer — Roberta I lever Faculty Sponsor — I >r. E. R. Spencer PURP< )SE "To study nature in its various forms ami to contribute to the improvement anil beautification of the campus." ACTIVITIES Besides the regular weekly meetings, the spe- cial projects of the club included the beginning of an outdoor stage on the back campus. The study and tabulation of birds, during the migration period, were undertaken. Back Ron'- II. Miller. I'. Yost, C. Lowe, R. Lang I.. Wilson, V. Espenscheid, E. ]!er K <lolt. Front Roic—C. Lowe, E. Thilman, M. Yost. 0. Wi :ilter. M. Sager, I:. Bauer, W. P.reuer, E. Hayde is, R. Heyer, Dr. Spencer, A. Carson. Page Thirty-nine yy[cKendrean of W Sy[cKejidree Ghoncs McKendree's musical talent, which has hitherto been divided into two clubs, the Women's and the- Men's, was combined this year to form the McKendree Chorus. Under the direct- or. Miss Harper, the chorus toured southern Illinois, giving programs in various churches. The schedule, which usually included three programs on Sunday, extended from February to Mav. ' < iFFICERS women's club President — Alary L. Reader. Business Manager — Lucille Fleet- man. Secretary-Treasurer — Bertie Bauer. men's club President — Malcom Randall. Business Manager — Milton Sager. Secretary-Treasurer — Allen Seibert. The oratorio. "Saint sohn, was presented on calaureate Sunday, by assistance of a group ( The personnel of the (',. Baer I >. 1 >auer V. Bn iwn A. Carson L. Floetman 1 i. I lertenstein F. Jackson M.'Kleinschmidt M. Leonard !',. Phillips C. Raffaelle M. Reader K. Schumacher R. Schmedake S. Steidel K. Stelzreide M. Yost J. Upchurch Paul," by Mendels- the evening of Rac- the chorus with the f local singers. chorus is as follows : C. Basinger M. Butler J. Fizzell R. Grote R. Herman 11. Ore M. Randall A. Sager M. Sager \ Siehert R. Tappmeyer F. Thilman P. Yost R. Gullet M. 1 lerman R. Edwards ^Nineteen ^kirty-ENine Quartets LUCILLE FLOETMAN First Soprano FLORENCE JACKSON Second S<ifr<i"<-> DOROTHY SHUMACHER First Alto DOROTHY HERTENSTE1N Second .-III,: This year there has been an unusual demand for the services of the two quartets, owing to the numerous McKendree dinners and programs given through- nut the Southern Illinois Conference in the interest of the college. Other engagements of a more general nature have also been tilled by the ouartets or by individual members. MALCOM R WD \LL First Tenor ROBERT HERMAN Second Tenor MILTON SAGER Baritone ALL EX SAGER Bass Fane Forty-one yy[cKendrean of "She eiuh PURPOSE "To bind more closely together the athletes who make up McKendree's teams as well as In promote the spirit of sportsmanship and clean living i in the I I ill." ACTIVITIES The organization sponsored the distribu- tion of the green caps in the fall, as well as the election and presentation of the football queen. Miss Bertie Bauer, at the Homecoming name. According to custom the graduating members were presented with gold emblems by the organization. ORGANIZED 1924. OFFICERS President — Fred Doerner Vice President— Milton Sager Secretary-Treasurer — Bernard Isselhardt Back Roif— J. Henderson, G. Edwards. R. Allen. Middle Row—O. Williams, R. Fary. R. Langenwalter, I Front Rou— E). Thilman. 1!. Isselhar.lt, M. Randall, M. Vagc Forty-tux ^Nineteen thirty -ENine c (q)oi lien's ^Athletic Association < >RGANIZED 1934, u n il i' r direction of Miss Rosalind Holm. ( IFFIGERS President — Dorothy Hertenstein Vice President - Mary Louise Reader Secretary-Treasurer— I Jolores Cooper PURPOSE "To promote organized athletics among the women of the college." ACTIVITIES The "Bearkittens" basketball team played numerous games on the home and other floors. Members of the W.A.A. took an active part in tennis, soccer, soft-hall, volley-hall, and badminton. They promoted their social inter- ests through their sponsorship of a scavenger hunt, a wiener roast, and a skating party. AWARDS Letters were awarded to Florence Jackson, Mary Louise Reader. Dorothy Hertenstein, and Bertie Bauer, for points earned in speci- fied sports. V. liro.il. H. Kri«c, F. lacks, hi, I). Miller, M. Keailer, I). Hertenstein. Miss Cora M. Thomas, 1!. Bi M. Yost, D. Cooper, R. Schmedake, D. Dexter, D. Schumacher, B. Woolard, A. Gann. yY(cKendrean of £ittle theatre PURP< >SE "To instigate and per- petuate the histrionic art mi McKendree's Campus." ACTIVITIES This organization offers, Ui those interested, the op- portunity tn participate in the various phases of the- atrical production — from character portrayal to the managing ami directing of plays. Among the one-act plays presented under the sponsorship of the organi- zation, were : •The Florist Shop": "lie" : "Pink and Patches" ; and "The Little Fool". These were directed by Roy Griebel, Roger Tapp- meyer, .Madeleine Yost, and l'.ertie Bauer. ORGANIZED 1 ( >,U. under the direction of Miss Rosalind fiohn. ( >FFICERS President— Betty Phillips Vice President — Madeleine Yost Secretory-Treasurer — Milton Sager Back Rou—M. Randall RGreibel, M.Sager, H Ore H S ™°^ uer H Waggone r, R. Heyer, R.Herman. i r, i a . u .- ■ \ s-urr-r T. I\oiiL. r ev I > I >c\U-r. Miss L nomas, i >■ i>iut. i , n. ** ".'•^"" V, 1 ■ * , J ' ,, ., S'^^LKtaLIlKail.r.,,*,,, J. Upchurch, B. Phillips, R. Schmedake, M. Yost, G. Baer. Page Forty-fa ^Nineteen ^kirty-SNine Page Forty fir yyfcKendrean of football Squad Faced with innumerable injuries and handicaps, the Bearcats fought their way through the heaviest schedule ever played by a McKendree team. Playing against some of the top-notch teams in the country, the Purple and White are to he admired for their courageous battles against overwhelming odds. Co-Capt. Randall. Greenwood, tsselhardt, Harmon. Grothjahn, Butler, ami Edwards, were all lost to the team, at various times during the season, because of injuries. Their absence undoubtedly hurt the Purple in both morale and man pi i\\ er. The highlight of the season was the Bearcats' intersectional game with the nationally known St. Mary's Rattlers in San Antonio. Texas. Realizing that they were in "big time" football, the Purple put up a great game, standing oft the powerful St. Mary's gridders time after time, in gallant goal-line stands. The 1'urple clicked offensively only once during the season, when they swept Principia before them with a devastating ground and aerial attack. This game marked most of the McKendree scoring for the year, rolling up 33 points as against 6 for Principia. The Bearcats, under the tutelage of Coach Herb Could, dropped only one home game during the year. This was lost to Shurtleff. traditional rival, in a hard-fought contest. Co-Captains Randall and Doerner, and Hen Isselhardt are the only men who will be lost to next year's team, leaving via the sheepskin route. Despite the loss of these three veterans, the VhV) McKendree team should go places, with a host of young, but experienced men returning. ^Nineteen thirty -SNine football Queen hi a ceremony before the Homecom- ing game, Miss Bertie Bauer, popular junior from Bunker Mill, was named football queen for 1938 by the retiring queen, Miss Geraldine Gibson. Miss Bauer is very active in extra- curricular activities on the campus and is the third queen to reign over the I lomecoming festivities. L ljhe homecoming Game Ami may not remember me, but I was the chap who sat as close to the fifty yard line as possible without crowding Prof. Watts, h was a cloudy day. I remember that I prayed for no "precipitation." Alas, my prayers seemed in vain for a time. Before we had made our first touchdown i which was in the first few seconds of play), we had a sprinkle. My petitions must not have Keen entirely disregarded, however, for before the game had progressed into the fifth minute of play the shower was over. A sharp, cold wind blew, making me shiver inside my suit coat. I suppose this chatter about the weather doesn't interest you, hut I can't help thinking that the game would have been rather uninteresting if there had been just one of us watching it. The spirit of the day caught at us and those cheer leaders surely did nothing to dampen that spirit. Since I'm a freshman this year, you can he sure I'm proud that one of them was a member of our class. < )f course. I just mention this in a general way because my girl was with me and if she reads this I wouldn't want her to get any peculiar ideas. Well, we won the game by a big margin — 33 to 6, I think. All in all, it was a grand homecoming game. lunior de Coverley yy(cKendrean oj (Jootball JEettermen Doerner Mens Edwards First Row Gould* Second Row Sager Third Row I'.utler Fourth Row Martin Fifth Row Ward Randall Handlon Simons Fary "Herbert B. Gould Coach of Football P..S. University of Illinois, 1934 Postgraduate Work. University of Illinois, 1937-38 Page Forty-eight ^Nineteen thirty -SNine CO-CAPTAIX FRED DOERNER, Senior St. Louis. Tackle; Three Year Letterman. '"Bull" will leave a vacancy in the Purple line that will be felt. He leaves via the sheepskin route, and will take with him a great deal of the effectiveness of the Bearcat line. Big and strong, he proved a mainstay in the forward wall all season. He was a hard charger 011 offense, a pile driver on defense, and could always he counted on to he right in the thick of things. His best game of the season was against St. Marx's when he stopped the vaunted running attack of the Rattlers, time after lime. The going of Bull (and his senior partner) will tear a huge hole in the right side of the line which will he hard to mend. CO-CAPTAIN MALCOM RANDALL. Senior East St. Louis. Guard; Four Year Letterman. Mai will undoubtedly go down among McKendree's grid immortals. He was the only four year letterman on the squad. Although being one of the smallest men in the "Little 19", this watch charm guard set a new McKendree record for consecutive play. Hampered by an injured back suffered in the Eureka game, Randall came hack, despite doctor's orders, and played bang-up ball for McKendree, closing his gridiron career with a great game against Washington U. Mai made up for his lack of size with his speed, aggressiveness, and heady play. He will be a hard man to replace, and will be sorely missed by the Bearcats next year. J( >HN HARMON, Junior Lebanon. Tackle; Two Year Letterman. "Ace" was a powerhouse in the line this year. Al- though he was shifted in the line at various times, he was very effective at any position he played. His big games were St. Mary's and Shurtleff. Time after time he tore through the line at San Antonio to break up plays. "Ace" is a quiet type of player, but makes his presence felt by his vicious tackling. MILTON SACxER, Junior Ml. Vernon. Center; Two Year Letterman. "Milt's" size and experience made him a valuable man in the Purple line. He was efficient in opening holes in the line, and was pretty difficult to get around w-hen plays came his way. He showed his versatility in the Shurtleff game when he was sent in cold to take over an end post. He immediately began stopping plays with his slashing tactics and was soon turning plays in toward the center of the line. GEORGE HANDLON, Junior Edwardsville. Guard ; Two Year Letterman. ^ "Roughhouse" lived up to his name again this year. George's greatest delight was to smash through the line and break up plays. An aggressive player" Handlon made all of his games count. Probably his best game of the year was the Homecoming game. George will be a big help in forming next year's team, and should make his final year his best. KELLEY SIMMOXS, Junior W 1 Ri\er. Halfback; Two Year Letterman. Kelley was the Purple and White's best passer. When the yardage was needed, "Kels" came through with his flashy running. Although light, Kelley carried the pig- skin for many gains. His clever running and passing will carry him right into the hearts of McKendree fans next vcar. MARYIX BL'TLER. Junior East St. Louis. Halfback; Two Year Letterman. Despite the fact that "Marv" was in on a great many tackles, he was always the first man back in his posi- tion waiting for the play. He didn't carry the ball very often, but he paved the way for a great deal of the McKendree yardage. "Marv" showed his courage throughout his stay in the hospital, due to a broken arm suffered in the Washington I*. game. HERB SIMONS, Freshman Edwardsville. End ; First Year Letterman. Herb came to McKendree with a good reputation as a football player, and lived up to it. Although never having played end, when shifted to that position, he proved his mettle by his light ami "never say die" spirit. He should be valuable to next year's team. BRUCE MENG, Freshman East St. Louis. Tackle; First Year Letterman. Meng, fresh from honors in high school, came to Mc- Kendree to try his hand at college ball. He was the biggest man on the squad ami was very effective at stopping smashes into the line. ARTHUR MARTIN, Junior Cypress. End; Two Year Letterman. Art was shifted from the backfield to end, and came through in fine style, playing bang-up ball in that posi- tion. He was tough and aggressive, a combination that made it hard to get around him. Art had the honor of scoring McKendree's first touchdown of the season, when he carried the ball over, against Eureka. RAYMOND FARY, Freshman Seabright, Xew Jersey. Center; First Year Letter- man. Little was known of Ray at the first of the season, but his presence was soon felt, after a few scrimmages. His specialty was snapping the ball back with speed and accuracy. Ray gained valuable experience in his first year and should be heard from later. GEORGE EDWARDS. Freshman East St. Louis. Quarterback; First Year Letterman. When a loud thud was heard on the field, it was known that Buddy had made another of his clean blocks or tackles. As a blocker Buddy stands in a class by himself. He scored two touchdowns against Principia, and made several beautiful returns of kick-offs against Washington U. Edwards has three years of school ahead of him, anil McKendree fans will be assured of a reliable quarterback for some time. HARRY WARD, Freshman Granite City. Halfback; First Year Letterman. One of the hardest runners on the squad, "Roz" tore off several dazzling runs in the Eureka game. His love lor the game made him an outstanding player in the Purple lineup. His powerful driving and determination will no doubt win him a berth on next year's gridiron machine. HARRY STII.WELL, Freshman Madison, Xew Jersey (no picture). Fullback; First Year Letterman. Harry was the fastest back on the squad and showed his heels to opponents on numerous runs. He was also very adept at catching passes and set up several Mc- Kendree touchdowns with his brilliant catches. His longest run was sixty yards for a touchdown, through a broken field, against Principia. Page Forty-nine yy(cKendrean of basketball Q^quad The McKendree cagers turned in one of their must successful seasons in recent years, winning eleven and dropping four. Two of these games were dropped by one-point margins, and a third was lost to Washington University in the first game of the season. In this contest the Purple gave the highly-touted Hears all they asked for, and bowed only in the last few minutes of play after a see-saw game. The team was weakened somewhat at the end of the first semester by the loss of Co-Captain Roy Jaeckel, who finished at mid-year. The Bearcats kept their home slate for the 1938-39 season clean, win- ning every home encounter, several of these by top-heavy scores. Coach Henderson used very few men throughout the season, the six who lettered bearing the brunt of the McKendree attack. John "Ace" Harmon, big center, was lost for the last two games of the season due to a streptococcic infection. His absence, no doubt, had a great deal to do with the loss of the Eureka game. With all lettermen and all reserves, except Isselhardt and Doerner, coming back, the Bearcats should have another strong team next year. Bach Row—'R. Grouse, J. !,„>-. H. Ward, F. Doerner, I'.. Isselhardt, Coach Henderson. Front Rou^S. Donham, J. Henderson, C. Mueth, D. Ward. It. Stilwell, 11. Greenwood, P. Flamuth. Page Fifty ^Nineteen %liirty-SNine (Basketball £ettermen D. WARD II. ST1LWKLL C. MUETH T. HENDERSON' J. HARMON B. GREENWOOD OY JAECKEL (No picture) New Athens. Forward. "Cappy", one of the- greatest basketball players ever to Purple uniform, ended bis successful cage career in -ar. He was a varsity man fo.- four years, and was re zed as an outstanding player by his mates. They gave i honor which is very seldom accorded any McKendree te — that of captaining the cagers for two years. The a extrous star was chosen bv the St. Louis newspapers as itstanding player in the Washington U.-McKendre : g; oy's best performance of last season. He was sorely mi uring the last half of the past season, and will be mi don nid- :og- liiu nil. ,.bi- : ,scd =-ed or years to come. hogc Fifty-one CO-CAPT. DON WARD, Sophomore Collinsville. Guard; Two Year Letterman. \ good defensive man, a dead-eye long shot, ami a good passer: this ( k-scnl.es Don Ward, leader of the cage squad for the second semester. As a freshman, Don could be counted on to do his share of the defensive work, but never liroke into the scoring column a yreat deal. This year he surprised everyone by coming up with a new-found scoring ability. In several games he led the Bearcats in scoring, and always came through with a few of his special 'swish shots from the center. He demonstrated that he was equally ef- fective with both hands. He was especially "hot" in the Principia game. "Slick" was a cool-headed leader in tight spots and made a good captain throughout the season. HARRY STILWELL, Freshman Madison, X. 1. Forward; One Year Letterman. Harry gained renown when he set a new scoring record for McKendree College in the Oakland City game. He came to scl 1 with a thorough knowledge of the game itself, and demonstrate.! that he Could put this knowledge to use. Harry was a good passer, and was equally good at connecting for points. He led the scorers lor the year. Three more years of caging are ahead of the blonde star from the east coast. CI I \RI.KS MUETH, Freshman Mascoutah. Forward; One Year Letterman. "Chuck" was always one of the tallest men on the floor, and his one-handed pivot shots could hardly lie stopped. He led the scorers in the first games of the season. His favorite shot was a one-handed flip from behind the foul circle, and it seemed that when "Chuck" got hot, the entire team followed suit. The slim Mascou- tahan was verv fast at getting hack on defense, and his long arms re- trieved the hall for the Purple many times. He will undoubtedly he of value to McKendree for his remaining three years. fOHN HENDERSON, Junior Thebes. Guard; Two Year Letterman. "lumbo" was exceptionally handy at rebounding, and tune after time "recovered the hall from the backboard when the Bearcats needed possession of the sphere. He was always good for one or two long shots from the center of the floor in every game, hut his outstanding work was turned in on defense. Henderson was a steady man to have as hack guard, hut his easy-going manner cov- ered up a scrappv, fighting spirit. The McKendree cage fans will look forward to the services of the fighting minister next year. lOHN "ACE" HARMON, Junior Lebanon. Center; Three Year Letterman. "Ace" was the oldest man in the point of service on the squad. A good rebounder, a strong defensive man, and a heady basketball player, he proved to be a very valuable man. He didn't often talk about his deeds, but his presence was always felt. "Silent Ace" could often be heard giving himself a good tongue-lashing on the court when he missed one of his favorite pivot shots. He gave the appearance of being a slow, easy-going player, but he was always there when he was" supposed to be. A streptococcic infection laid him low toward the end of the season, and his loss was felt keenly by the liearcats. Harmon is one of the few men who can handle one hand as well as the other, and should prove invaluable to the Purple team next year. BART GREENWOOD, Sophomore West Frankfort. Guard; One Year Letterman. Bart saw^ the greatest part of his service after Roy Jaeckel fin- ished in mid-year. He broke into the starting lineup, and became one of the steadiest men on the floor. He could always be trusted with the ball when the Purple was on the offensive, and was a men- ace to the enemy when they had the ball. Bart's steady plugging on the second team brought him his just deserts. He will be back for two more years on the McKendree cage squad. yy[cKendrean of ^Srack §quad With twelve lettermen returning for the 1939 track season, a strong nucleus was provided for the Purple and White thinclad squad. The return- ing lettermen were Captain John Harmon, junior javelin thrower; Mai Randall, senior dash man; Bob Langenwalter, junior miler; George Hand- Ion, junior pole vaulter and high hurdler; Fred Doerner, senior shot putter; Eddie Thilman, sophomore dash man; Bart Greenwood, sophomore quarter miler; Don Ward, sophomore pole vaulter and javelin thrower: Charles Long, sophomore weight man; Roy Griebel, senior miler; Owen Williams, junior broad jumper; and Boh Allen, sophomore broad jumper. Coach A. K. Henderson was blessed with a promising crop of freshmen recruits. Among them were Hubert Smith. Harry Stilwell, CharTes Mueth, Harry Grothjahn, Harry Ward, Curt Taylor, and George Edwards. The Bearcats competed in only three meets last season because of in- clement weather, but emerged victorious in one. the opening meet with Principia College. They were nosed out in a pair of quadrangulars. 1939 TRACK SCHEDULE April 29 — Principia, at Elsah. May fi — Concordia, at St. Louis. May 13 — Quadrangular meet; Principia, Blackburn, Shurtleff, and Mc- Kendree, at Lebanon. May 20 — Triangular meet: Blackburn, Shurtleff, McKendree, at Lebanon. Back Row— i ... ch Hei dcr son. A. Vgles. G. F Middl '. Row II s Tiitl . C \!l, igh , C. Johns Front Row- i Lc S. Gier R. Langenwa ,-ards. C. Long, R. Allen. L. Grieve. A. Seibert. O. Williams. C. Taylor, R. Griebel. C. Mueth. H. Stilwell. r, M. Sager, R. Crouse, H. Grothjahn, A. Johnpeter. ^Nineteen thirty -SJVine yy(inor Sports VARSITY SOFTBALL The Bearcats' Softball team closed last season with only one defeat to mar their record. Must of their opponents were trounced by top-heavy scores, the only loss being the powerful Concordia team from St. Louis. With a number of men returning from last year's championship team, Coach Henderson was able to place an excellent team on the field. Those returning from last year included Mai Randall, Don Ward, Benny Isselhardt, Bob Allen, Roy Griebel, George Handlon. Fred Doerner. John Harmon, and Charles Long. This group, supplemented by Bud Edwards, Hubert Smith, Harry Grothjahn, Harry Stilwell. and Tubbv Grieve from the Freshmen, made it possible for McKendree to come through again with a verv successful season. IXTRAMURALS The intramural tournament proved very interesting again this vear with the basketball league taking the limelight. The Rover Boys, who suffered only one defeat, won the title in a closely-contested tourney. Other teams entered were the Elites. Jitterbugs, and Philo. Volleyball was introduced for the first time with the Violets emerging vic- torious. Four other teams, the Rover Boys, Roomy Club, Reefers, and the Xub- Xubbers participated. Page Fifty-three [ere we live, ramble, study, and think out highest thoughts Page Fifty-four And here we rove, frolic, and go places. Page Fifty-five yy[cKendrean oj iic (5ke SNoiseless ^Jfoot of ^ime Steals §wiftly ^By" Sunday — the eleventh of September. . . . The expanse of trees and old brick buildings, asleep in the late summer sunshine, suddenly awakes. Up the Hill come cars, cars, and more cars. ... A few Seniors, a few more Sophomores, a number ,,f Juniors — and all those Freshmen, gazing, wide-eyed! Sunday Night — and a hit of them are already homesick; but church helps, and so do numbers. . . . Next day they will be too busy in their first encounter with those long white cards to feel lonely. It's a serious matter for them this time. . . . "Which course do you think would do me the must good, professor?" . . . When the experienced upper- classman's turn comes it's, "Sorry, prof. 1 can't take that one. It comes at 7:40." Tuesday evening belongs to the women and their pajama array. Clark Hall is in a cordial and informal mood, what with everyone calling names. To be sure they all get stuck on "Keturah Stelzriede". but it's a pretty name and it won't be long until it's a familiar one. "You know," says one of the girls, "this is our lucky year. Carnegie Hall has us outnumbered two to one." . . . Brrrr— imagine such a chilly day for September! But it's just right for a bonfire back of Hypes Field. Fine for the girls too: they can wear their new fall suits for the first time. By twilight the flames have died down to a glow— -for roasting the wieners. What's Dr. Yost doing with so many? He says they're for someone else. Are they? . . . Such a gorgeous night to end so prosaically at dawn with alarm clocks and bugles. Thurs- day morning means business, and on the very first day the Freshman attitude alters. Next semester, he too will be saving, "No, thanks. Xo 7 :40's for me." . . . This night, in brightly-lighted 1'earson's Hall, is different, be- cause the "Y's" intend for everyone to be gay! Xo sophis- tication, no dignity needed to make the dramatization of Poor Richard's Almanac a success! The star? Well, there are arguments. Table Xine's is the loudest. Five davs of aimless wandering, and then — a leader — that tall, dark ^Nineteen thirty -SNine jfi " £ 1 silent fellow, Roy Jaeckel. . . . Five days since the Mixer and then another eve- ning of a still different sort. President Yost's home is softly lighted tonight, for the annual reception, and five young ladies stand around the punch howl, serving the dignified guests. This year there are lour new-comers in the faculty receiving line — 1 lady and three gentlemen. "That line, freshman, is to introduce you, and your kind, to the profes- sors." As if you didn't know all about them by this time — at least as far as their taste for apples is concerned. The air is full of song! So many want to please Miss Harper — and in the background looms the new "Bearcat Special." From the __ chapel windows float La-Lalala's and Hallelu- jahs. . . . Vet it isn't the glee clubs, but the football team that initiates new bus on their three hundred mile trip. And word is brought back that North Central sighed with envy. . . . Three days later— the bus is again in use. Another campfire, and. this time, steaks to fry. . . . Odors of burnt meat and coffee on the warm, dark air. and the remarkable conversation of professors forgetting their classrooms. ( >nly their families hear, and they won't tell. Then another party — a quiet one, with all the youngest children of the school attending. A few of the elders try to crash the affair — too late. The food is gone, if there was any food. Was there? ? J^ the OCTOPER. A great month this year because winter is slow in starting on his rounds. Not even his footsteps are heard as yet. . . . Those youngsters again! The snappiest show in years is theirs — with just the right mixture of comedy, song and romance. Here are the seven dwarfs, Elea- nor Powell with a jumping-rope, the Inquiring Reporter — and shades of Gene Tunnev ! . . . The great day is drawing near. You can tell by preparations on the stage, on the foot- ball field, in the dormitories. Finally, the day before — Octo- ber 21 — finds the Hill overrun with hoboes. The intellectuals have retreated for a day. What a motley bunch of tramps, with a king whose ensemble might have come fresh from the swanky pages of Esquire \ bright, clear sky greets Homecoming Daw < >ld grads wend their way to the chapel y^cKendrean of for th e fir which tin- Now t's i ;t program, and at two o'clock Hypes Field is a riot of color — for ladies alone are not responsible. See that bright purple Stetson? n "Snuffy" Williams — now it's on Dr. Yost. The game is won. of course. What team wouldn't win with such a lovely queen to lead them as Bertie Bauer? . . . Now the scene shifts to the chapel. Another crowd, another hit to go down on the McKendree records. It's late at night before the dormitory lights signal the "end of a perfect day." On the heels of Homecoming the "Bearcat Special" loads for Texas, leaving the co-eds to a week of boredom. The team returns defeated but bursting with glorious descriptions of the sunny south — and the senoritas. \( IVEMBER. "Soon be time for a new floor covering." says .Mother Earth. .Meantime the trees are sacrificing their apparel to provide a temporary carpet, while their own bare limbs are left shiver- ing against the darkening sky. . . . Startling news! One day a small group of sociologists make a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank, and the next week they are transported to the penitentiary at Chester. Many men before them have made this trip from bank to jail, but few of them have returned home as quickly as Professor Watt's crew. Not all of them have had a "Bearcat Special." . . . The enchanting music of Schubert at the American— "Serenade, Phe Lonely Heart," "Moment Musicale." ... At Bunge's— "F.D.R. Jones." . . . First appearance of that great piano team, Schatz and Vogel. Their "Night and Day" keeps everyone leaning forward in lus seat. . . . Suddenly the Hill settles down to sleep, as the Thanksgiving exodus toward home begins. This time it's just a sample of what will come later. DECEMBER. A short month, but one crowded with activities. . . . "Marie Antoinette" here at last — McKendreans turning out in full force. . . . Then there's the Christmas play, with Gloria and George making their debut together, while the McKen- dree Chorus provides the music. A new development! Page Fifty-eight ^Nineteen ^hirtij-SNine This year the Hill has acquired several radio-minded young men, so they're getting together to put McKendree on the air, by short wave station. And all the time the < Mil Saint's day is coming closer ami closer. Packing begins. The first to leave are often the first to return. Some are anxiously awaiting the signal to start — others are nut. depending, you know, mi circumstances. Mere it is- the sixteenth! Little by little the Mill drops into midwinter slumber. Sunday morning is quiet, and church seems almost deserted. •W.'.w.PArjv.v.swyMvX It's JANUARY. l'MQ! Life trickles back to the campus toward evening and Monday is as busy as if nothing had interrupted the usual routine. . . . . Now the foresighted ones begin to look ahead toward the end of the semester. It's time to S-t-u-d-y-! . . . Another queen is here — this time. "Victoria the Great," a beautifully filmed romance but very few IVIcKen- dreans present. . . . Plenty of them riding the "Special" over to Temple Israel with all enjoying it thoroughly — again basing the privilege of hearing Rabbi Lsserman and being shown over the Temple. . . . Dynamic Gertrude Lawrence at the American. Playgoers from the Mill cross the bridge to St. Louis to find "Standing Room ( )nly" for those whose tickets were not purchased some time ahead. "Which foot are you standing on now?" "Tired? ( >r. are you too thrilled to notice?" . . . "It's over! Could you believe we have been stand- ing three hours ?" They come with a rush, those exams! Three hours with this one, two hours with that. "Will you love me just as well if 1 think?" "If 1 am study- ing when you come in tonight, waken me. will you?" And the midnight oil burns on. It's FEBRUARY now and the white cards are all tilled out again. "I'm terribly worried about finding a major. Imagine taking that many hours of anything!" . . . Right now there's no activity to speak of on the campus. All the good boys and girls are attending the special services at the church, but some of the bad ones steal off to skate around the Crystal Rink in St. Louis. . . . On a certain Tuesday night the campus is a veritable fairyland as viewed yy(cKendrean of by the lights as they gleam softly here and there. Early the next morning the glamour has disappeared, carried before the whim of a warm wind. . . . Roy Taeckel has finished his work as presiding officer and Roy Griebel is called to take his place. . . . "Have you seen the glee club dresses? They're the smartest ones the girls have had for years. Black, with little white col- lars." Now the bus belongs to the singers as well as to the athletes. And now also begin those long trips that end around midnight. But they're fun. Good! that piano team is back again — this time for a real evening's recital. There's a good representation from the football team seated right up on the front row along with Prof. Klein- schmidt's protegees, "So's not to miss anything." They like to watch the girls' hands lly over the keys as well as to hear their special arrangements of "Donkey's Serenade and "Chloe." . . . The athletes of the Hill "hog the limelight" at the annual foot- ball banquet. The crowd is glad to Hear Dr. Harmon again and to welcome Johnny Harmon as the new track and football captain. Thus another MARCH is ushered in and SPRING brings with her a new green rug for the campus. Down in the prop room the hammer sounds continually, which warns that before long two ladies will be sitting in the little blue and white room on Quality Street, drinking tea as they wait for Mr. Valentine Brown to come and propose. . . . How in the world does a person manage his wardrobe? No sooner are the overcoats wrapped up in mothballs than they're dragged out again by a cold north wind, which, in turn, is chased away by a balmy spring breeze that sends us scuttling for the said moth balls again, that if she were elected, she'd hang the mercury very high, where the frost couldn't get at it. but now that she's in office- what's a promise? . . . Anyway, Mr. Brown has finally arrived at Quality Street, but it's taking him a long time to propose. . . . Oh, horrors! Editor Ran- dall and his staff have published the most atrocious lot of stuff! So April's government is going to be one of graft! At least, she pays for it with a vacation for everyone. The students wake, the Hill goes to sleep, and the beauticians get busy on the chapel. APRIL promised ^Nineteen thirty -SNine Did you make the most of your seven extra days? The last few weeks are going to take all the energy you have, and they're going past you with a rush. Here they are! Play practice, track practice, study! Study, track practice, play practice! . . . Lovely Roberta Heyer en- chances the MAY FETE. . . . the Seniors do their bit of entertaining. . . . Exams! Term papers ! Last-minute reports ! ! ! MF'jLr^ JLXE and suddenly, it's all over. The Hill makes one last twirl, and then the lines of black-gowned figures march slowly up the walk into the chapel, and a bit later out again — down the walk, through the Centennial Gate — and away. A brooding silence settles over the Hill as the "Good byes" die out of the evening air. Slowly, reluctantly perhaps, she relaxes into another of her long summer naps to await September's clarion call. yy[cKendrean oj °(Q)e (Review the (Drama The loss of publicity for McKendree's dramatic activities through the discontinuance of the Players group was off-set to a very great extent by a number of excellent productions presented during this year. The Homecoming play. "Adam and Eva," by Guy Bolton and George Middleton, with its ultra-modern theme and its clever lines, drew many laughs from a large and responsive audience. Considerable ingenuity was evidenced in the rather pretentious settings produced in the local workshop. In sharp contrast with this first major production dealing with our present-day hectic way of life was the spring presentation, "Quality Street." Like all of Barrie's plays it is an artistic, winsomely charming thing whose l l«*W»1 M. Kleinschmidt, F. Jackson, I. Shaffer, P.. H Woolard, D. Mille t'age Sixty twe ^Nineteen ^hiHy-ENine little old maids clutch at the heartstrings and the funny-bone at the same time. Costumes were perfect. .Miss Thomas confessed that she was first attracted to the play by the little Napoleonic-era pattens that carried the ladies over the muddy streets. To Miss Thomas and her Play Production class goes the credit for the charming settings. "Quality Street" required scenery that was not in the prop room so the "dramatists" went to work and made it. AND MEET THE CASTS "ADAM AND EVA" By Guy Bolton and George Middleton Eva Kins: Marion Kkinschmi.lt Adam Smith Charles Long Janus Kins Harold Shipp Aunt Al.l.y Rocker IVttv 1'lnllips Horace Pilgrim Milton Sager Julie De Witt fane Upchurch Clinton l)e Witt Harold Orr Corinthia isabel Shaffer I >r. Jack 1 >elameter Charles Briner Lord Andrew lion Ion George Flesor "QUALITY STREET" By James M. Barrie Miss Willoughby Madeleine Yost Miss Fanny Willoughby Dorothy Miller Miss Henrietta TurnbuH Barbara Woolard Miss Susan Throssel Mary Ruth Sowers Phoebe Throssel Isabel Shaffer Recruiting Sergeant Roy Griebel Patty Doris Miller \i ilmr Wellington Thompson Ralph Kamm Isabella \ nlla L ois Gann \ alentine Brown Robert Herman Ensign Blades Herbie Simons Lieutenant Spicer \rtlmr Baum Charlotte Parratt Marion Kleinschmidt Harriet Florence Jackson The activities of the Little Theatre and the Play Production class were so closely intermingled this year as to be almost indistinguishable. Suffice it to say that, due to the combined efforts of the two, a Christmas play and some seven or eight one-act plays in the spring constituted the year's dramatic offering. "In the Light of the Star." one-act Christmas play, directed by Betty Mae Phillips, depended for dramatic effects upon a combination of acting, panto- mime, music and lighting. Because the Play Production class was larger than usual this year, one-net plays were rather prevalent during the spring. Most of them were the first efforts of their student directors, and, as such, were exceptionally well done. Pane Sixty-three yy[cKendrean of Senior Glass ©ay (program MAY 9th, CHAPEL Chairman — Mary Louise Reader 1 'relude — Geraldine Gibson Invocation — Commodore Grove Welci ime — Lester Wilson Reading — Roy Griebel Class History— Dale Hortin Music — Girls' Quartet Poem— Roberta Heyer Talk— Ralph Grote Solo — Malcom Randall Presentation of the Gavel — Pred Doerner Response by Junior President— William Fischer Class Prophecy — Ralph Ruth Class Will— Allen Seibert "Alma Mater" — Assembly ^3ree ^Dedication Invocation — Sampson Piatt Reading — Ralph Grote Music — Men's Quartet Remarks — Dr. P. R. Spencer Address — Prof. C. D. Hardy 1 ledication — Fred Doerner Benediction — William Collins "Alma Mater" — Assembly Sixty-four ^Nineteen thirty -SNine jY(ay Queen R< >BERTA 11EYER Not because she is a student, an active Clionian, and a charming person- ality, although she is all of these, but rather because she seemed to typify (lie true spirit that we would have emanate fnmi our Mill, Roberta was chosen May Queen by the student body of McKendree. Roberta I lever, of Clay City, lias been the friend of everyone on the campus. We have shown our esteem for her by bestowing upon her a visible crown, but we know that she goes "From This Old Mill" wearing a crown which we could not give her. hut which, certainly, no one can take from her. Cpatron £ist MR. !1. P. BARNES Harrisburg, Illinois MR. WALTER BEGUELIN Caseyville, Illinois MR. F. A. BEHYMER St. Louis Post Dispatch Lebanon, Illinois MR. CLIFF( »RD C. BROWN Field Representative McKendree College Lebanon, Illinois DR. HARRY C. BROWN First Methodist Church Alton. Illinois MR. KENNETH PAUL BROWN Field Agent Methodist ( >rphange Mt. Vernon, Illinois AIR. CHARLES B. CARROLL 4935 Page Avenue St. Louis, Missouri IK >N. CHARLES S. DENEEN Attorney Chicago, Illinois MR. WILSON C. DORRIES Supt. Public Schools Rainier, Illinois MR. W. R. D< )RRIS ( )'Fallon, Illinois PROF. AND MRS. L.J. EAST Lebanon, Illinois IK )N. RALE FARTHING 7 Public Square Belleville, Illinois MR. CYRUS S. GENTRY 50 West 50th Street New York. New York MR. |< >SEPH GUAND< >LA 1350 Jarvis Avenue Chicago, Illinois MISS HELEN HANDEL Teacher Granite City, Illinois REV. FRANK E. HARRIS I listrict Superintendent ( >lney 1 )istrict Law renceville, Illinois MR. GEORGE W. HOCAN, JR. Attorney-at-Law Count)' Judge McLeansboro, Illinois REV. R< >Y N. KEAN First Methodist Church I [arrisburg, Illinois DR. V. T. McKEE I )entist Lebanon. Illinois MR. J< >HN OPPITZ Editor of New Baden News Lebanon. Illinois MR. WILLIAM D. SANDERS Teacher Crossville, Illinois MR. LER< >Y R. SCHMIDT Assistant County Superintendent of Schools Lebanon. Illinois REV. C. E. SISNEY Kansas Avenue Methodist Church Topeka, Kansas MRS. RUBY RICE SMITH Newman, Illinois IK >N. FRED J. TECKLENBURG Attorney Belleville, Illinois DR. AND MRS. A.L.WEBER 404 North Second Avenue Upland, California DR. ( i. R. WINKLER Physician Lebanon. Illinois MR. C. A. WILLI Vocational Agriculture Director Torrington, Wyoming DR. AND MRS. CLARK R. YOST McKendree College Lebanon. Illinois MISS GWENDOLYN YOST Teacher Eldorado. Illinois . . Index of ^Advertisers Alamo Theatre 71 Relleville Daily Advocate 71 Elumenstein Bros 70 Central Engraving 73 1 )aumueller's - 69 Dot's Beauty Shop 68 General Grocer Co 70 C. 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"GOODWfLL is the disposition of a satisfied customer to go where he has been ivell treated" This book is a specimen of our workmanship The Interstate Printers and Publishers Danville, Illinois Pane Seventy-two ^Nineteen thirty -SNine Another Book By Central' Central Engraving Company I 14 North Seventh Street SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI McKENDREE COLLEGE LEBANON, ILLINOIS Concluding Her One Hundred Eleventh Year 1828-1939 The Staff of the McKENDREAN extends its thanks to all firms and individuals who have kindly given financial aid to the publication this year, through advertisement and contribution to the Patrons' List. To those students, outside the staff, who have ren- dered service, appreciation is also extended.