BETTY MAE PI II BLIPS
MISS ALLEEN WILSON
Assistant Business Manager
£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
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-
We present the 1939 McKendrean.
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
'//'i/f/ roici. iiie.S.ienfjerA of June
C/ffj/ifihifi i/otit ■ /iefa/-i 4(fft/u on t/ie Act,
^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."
CLARK R< >LLAXD YOS'l'
DR. C. R. YOST
DEAN C. L STOWELL
CHARLES JACOB STOWELL
Dean of the College
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
^5hey £ead. . . tffle follow
CORA M. THOMAS
AIAKV II. WRIGHT
EDWIN P. BAKER
I )ean Emeritus
C. DEWITT HARDY
Dean of Men
REIXIIOLD I',. IIOHN
ELIZA J. DONALDSON
WEBSTER R. SCHMIDT
Chemistry and Physics
CLAYTON R. WATTS
B.A., B.S. in E. S.
ylgain R&e (play,
e(( jfollow the £eader
EDWIN R. SPENCER
[AMES C. DOLLEY
Latin and Greek
Dean of Women
Hi. ili .gy
S M. McCLURE
MRS. MINNIE PHILLIPS
Matron of Clark Hall
ARTHUR K. HENDER
Director of Physical
OLIVER H. KLEIN-
Piano, Organ, Theory
NELL G. OPPITZ
MRS. BLANCHE HERTEN
Matron of Carnegie Hall
CHARLES F. KRAFT
Philosophy and Religion
R. PAULINE HARPER
Public School Music
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(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.
(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
ENineteen c Ghirtij-SNine
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
MAIX< »M RANDALL, A.B.
East St. Louis, 111.
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
GERALDINE GIBSON, A.B.
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.
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.
Plato: McKendrean Staff '38
dent Ass'n '38; Junior Class P
'3S: Basketball '35. '36, '37. '
Captain '.is: 11
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
FRED W. DOERNER. A.R.
St. Louis, Mo.
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".
Mt, Vernon, 111.
to accept teaching position, January, 1939.
OTHEL ZEPHYRA FANSLER, B.S.
Last St. L< mis, 111.
LESTER WILSON, B.S.
Sigma Zeta, Master S
Science Society; Natu;
entist '39; Philo; Waggoner
Club; Circulation Manager,
RALPH RUTH, B.S.
Trent. hi. III.
. Vice Master-Scientist '39;
\t [ ': Glee Club '36, '37, '38.
ROY J. GRIEBEL, A.B.
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
ROBERTA HEYER, A.B.
aggoner Science Society. Sec'y-Treas '
C. KENNETH POWELL, A.B.
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
18; Glee Club '37, '38;
SAMPS< >N PLATT, A.B.
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..
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.
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.
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
! Beta Rho, Pres. '38.
WILLIAM COLLINS, A. I',.
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
Sigma Beta Rho.
DALE HORTON, A.B.
■■/<iren<<<//, finr/ stand At.it.
I 'resident — William Fischer
Vice-President -Benny [sselhardt
Sec.-Treas. — [ohn 1 tarmon
1 )elmont Beckemeyer
John 1 larmiiii
( Irlando Brakemeyer
Robert C rouse
( )wen Williams
Hetty Mae Phillips
fage Twenty In
1 'resident — Edgar Thilman
Vice-President— Charles Long
Sec.-Treas— Stella Mae Steidel
N< > PICTURES
Sam I lonham
<? Alma Carson
I sal. el Shaffer
Stella Mae Steidel
Mary Ruth Sowers
Pane Twenty to
SNineteen c Ghirtij-3Sine
President — Robert Allen
Vice-President —Robert Herman
Sec.-Treas. — Virginia Brown
\'< > PICTURES
Anna Lois Gann
Mary Ruth Shelton
1 )onald Cramer
i Jei irge Breitwieser
. , ., c , . Harold Ore
Ethel Mae Hirstein
T) . v , Helen Buesch
... . , Harrv Ward
§ # S !
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
Cp\ Kappa c Delta
"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-
"The Forensic" w It i c h
contains information and
news relative to national
college forensic activities.
1 ( >27. Under the direction
of Miss Belle Nixon.
Theta, of this national hon-
orary forensic fraternity.
Foe ul I v . idviser —
Professor C. D. Hardy
E. P. Baker, M. Butler, Miss Thoma
R. Griebel, Dean C. D. Hardy.
^Nineteen thirty -SNine
^Alplxa tpsi Omega
1927. With .Miss ( Hive Pat-
more i Mrs. i ». I'.. Young)
Alpha Theta. of this na-
tional honorary dramatic
Faculty Adviser —
Miss Cora M. Thomas
"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."
"The Playbill" is the official publication of
the national organization. It contains information
concerning the selection and staging of plays.
"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-
"The Sigma Zetan" is the
official publication of the
"( )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.
Beta, of this national hon-
orary science and mathe-
Master Scientist —
I. ester Wilson
/ 'ice Master Scientist-
Recording Secretary —
Professor S. M. McClure
Back Row— Prof. Schmidt, R. Ruth, Dr. Spenc
Front Row— Prof. McClure, M. Saner, I). Her
§igma ^dbu (Delta
1936. L T nder the sponsor-
ship of I >r. Gillian h. Steck-
Iota Delta, of this national
honorary literary frater-
Secretary-'! reasurer —
I teleri Waggoner
Facility . Idviscr —
Dr. Marv II. Wright
"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."
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-
The organization sponsored a lecture bv Carv
Cl\de Burford on "Eugene Field, Native Poet of
Back Row— Dr. Yost. Dr. Wright, R. Grote. II. Hor
Front Rou — R. Griebel, H. Waggoner, M. Randall.
As set forth by its char-
ter members is: "To en-
courage literary achieve-
ment and debate."
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
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.
"1'etur Digniori", signify-
ing, "Ret it be given to the
New officers are elected
every six weeks. The fol-
lowing members have serv-
ed as president during the
Roy Griebel Hale Horiin
Ralph Gro^e Carl Barton
Back Row—R. Grote, E. Thilman, L. T.eeler, C. Loxve, L. Wilson.
Front Rok—R. Griebel, C. Long, R. Allen, D. Hortin.
^Nineteen c GhiHij-SNivie
Qlionian £,iteraru §>ocieti)
1 81 1. >.
"Virtute et Lahore."
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 :
Marv Louise Reader
"The improvement of its mem:
th instrumental md
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.
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
T. M G. A.
"To m () r e adequately
meet the religious and so-
cial needs nf the men of
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-
/ ice President —
\\ llliam Fischer
Social Chairman —
Dean C. 1). Hardy
nlott, R. Grote
ton, C. Long,
W. Fischer, I>ea
K. Griebel, A. Se
^Nineteen thirty -SN'ine
Y. c m. G. A.
Vice President -
Program Chairmen -
Roberta 1 leyer
Mary Lou Reader
Social Chairman —
Mrs. C. F. Kraft
Mrs. C. R. Walls
Room c 'hairmen—
"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."
Meetings are held every Wednesday evening,
one of which, each month, is combined with the
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
Back Row— IS. Rongey, B. Phillips, Mr. C. R. Watts, M. Leonard, Mrs. C. F. Kraft, II. II
Front Roar— I. Shaffer, F. Jackson, M. Reader, D. Hertenstein.
§>igma tfleta c HJio
"Tin.- hnnging together
of ministerial students of
the campus into a closer
fellowship, as well as the
promotion of mutual help-
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.
1931, under the sponsorship
of Dr. W. C. Walton.
"Service. br< itherhood,
Secretary-! reasurer —
Program ( hairman —
Back Row— O. Brakemeyer, t. Watson, I). Cramer, R. Gullet, R. Edwards, J. Henderson
Front Row—L,. llamar.l, C. Grove, 1 >r. Kraft. K. Powell. C. Barton, C. Lowe.
I'aye Thirty eight
SNineteen thirty -SNine
1927, under sponsorship of
Dr. E. R. Spencer. Reor-
ganized this year.
( (wen Williams
Roberta I lever
Faculty Sponsor —
I >r. E. R. Spencer
"To study nature in its various forms ami to
contribute to the improvement anil beautification
of the campus."
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.
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
President — Alary L. Reader.
Business Manager — Lucille Fleet-
Secretary-Treasurer — Bertie Bauer.
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
I >. 1 >auer
V. Bn iwn
1 i. I lertenstein
Paul," by Mendels-
the evening of Rac-
the chorus with the
f local singers.
chorus is as follows :
M. 1 lerman
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
ALL EX SAGER
"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."
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.
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.
^Nineteen thirty -ENine
c (q)oi lien's ^Athletic Association
1934, u n il i' r direction of
Miss Rosalind Holm.
Vice President -
Mary Louise Reader
I Jolores Cooper
"To promote organized athletics among the
women of the college."
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.
Letters were awarded to Florence Jackson,
Mary Louise Reader. Dorothy Hertenstein,
and Bertie Bauer, for points earned in speci-
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.
"To instigate and per-
petuate the histrionic art
mi McKendree's Campus."
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
1 ( >,U. under the direction of
Miss Rosalind fiohn.
Vice President —
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 fir
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
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.
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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
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
"Herbert B. Gould
Coach of Football
P..S. University of Illinois, 1934
Postgraduate Work. University
of Illinois, 1937-38
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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
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-
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
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.
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.
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
or years to come.
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.
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
Vgles. G. F
, C. Johns
,-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.
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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.
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-
[ere we live, ramble, study, and think out highest thoughts
And here we rove, frolic, and go places.
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
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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
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? ?
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
;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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
^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 ! ! !
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.
°(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
M. Kleinschmidt, F. Jackson, I. Shaffer, P.. H
Woolard, D. Mille
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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
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.
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
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
^Nineteen thirty -SNine
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
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.
MR. !1. P. BARNES
MR. WALTER BEGUELIN
MR. F. A. BEHYMER
St. Louis Post Dispatch
MR. CLIFF( »RD C. BROWN
DR. HARRY C. BROWN
First Methodist Church
MR. KENNETH PAUL BROWN
Methodist ( >rphange
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
AIR. CHARLES B. CARROLL
4935 Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri
IK >N. CHARLES S. DENEEN
MR. WILSON C. DORRIES
Supt. Public Schools
MR. W. R. D< )RRIS
( )'Fallon, Illinois
PROF. AND MRS. L.J. EAST
IK )N. RALE FARTHING
7 Public Square
MR. CYRUS S. GENTRY
50 West 50th Street
New York. New York
MR. |< >SEPH GUAND< >LA
1350 Jarvis Avenue
MISS HELEN HANDEL
Granite City, Illinois
REV. FRANK E. HARRIS
I listrict Superintendent
( >lney 1 )istrict
Law renceville, Illinois
MR. GEORGE W. HOCAN, JR.
REV. R< >Y N. KEAN
First Methodist Church
I [arrisburg, Illinois
DR. V. T. McKEE
MR. J< >HN OPPITZ
Editor of New Baden News
MR. WILLIAM D. SANDERS
MR. LER< >Y R. SCHMIDT
Assistant County Superintendent
REV. C. E. SISNEY
Kansas Avenue Methodist Church
MRS. RUBY RICE SMITH
IK >N. FRED J. TECKLENBURG
DR. AND MRS. A.L.WEBER
404 North Second Avenue
DR. ( i. R. WINKLER
MR. C. A. WILLI
Vocational Agriculture Director
DR. AND MRS. CLARK R. YOST
MISS GWENDOLYN YOST
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Knapp's Jewelry Co 68
Lebanon Advertiser 71
Lebanon Drug Co 71
I.uHelen Luncheonette /I
Meyer Furniture and Undertaking Co 68
Paris Cleaners 71
Parkway Inn - - 68
Peskind's Clothing Co 71
Pfeffer Milling Co 69
Romeiser's Clothing Co 68
Sayre Motor Co 70
Eugene Seibert 68
Shattinger Music Co 68
Spieth Photo Studio 69
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Concluding Her One Hundred Eleventh Year
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.