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THE STORY OF 
THE STACHUM 





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THE STOKY 

OF THE 

STADIUM 





'We have a heritage from the Illini Indian the Great Heart, the fighting spirit" 



AN INDIAN TBJBE BEGAN IT A 
LONG TIME AGO 

E>TEN to the historian, and learn what manner of man lived where 
today is Burrill avenue, Green street, and the Boneyard .... 

The Illini Indian, he was called, and he was a hunter, and a fighter, 
and more generous in war and in peace than his neighbors, the Shawnees, 
the Iroquois, the Sioux, the Chippewas, and the Kickapoos. 

He was an individualist, and his children, whom he loved, were given 
freedom to grow as they w r illed, only they had to be brave and self-denying, 
and each had to find his god his Manitou to protect and inspire him; 
for this w r as the law of the tribe. 

Never were people better made than the Illini, said a traveler who ob- 
served them. "They are neither large nor small .... They have tapering 
legs which carry their bodies well, with a very haughty step, and as 
graceful as the best dancer. The visage is fairer than white milk so far as 
savages of this country can have such. The teeth are the best arranged 
and the whitest in the world. They are vivacious . . . ." 

Although they had religious ceremonies, they were "too well off to be 
really pious," and to none of their deities did the Illini attribute moral 
good or evil. 

No temples have these ancient Indians left us, and no books. 
we have a heritage from them, direct through the pioneers who 
fought them and learned to know them. It is the 'Great Heart, 
the fighting spirit, the spirit of individualism, of teaching 
our children to be free but brave and to have a God for 
these are the laws of our tribe. 

See us today living vitally in our heritage. 
Watch us play football; see us on the 
cinder track, on the base- 
ball diamond .... We are 
different, somehow, we of 
the middle west not 
particularly better, 
but different. We are 
uniquely ourselves. 



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ILLINOIS LIBRARY 



But how can we express this self of ours this character which we have 
inherited from the Illini Indian and from our pioneer forefathers? How 
can we leave a mark of it which will never be forgotten a mark with 
beauty, with distinction, with truth? 

Beauty is old, and truth is old. Greece knew it, and so did Rome, 
thousands of years ago. And for great expression of great things the 
world has always gone back to the spirits which built the Dionysian 
Temple, the Parthenon, and the Colosseum. 

And so do we go back into the dim ages that tomorrow a white magnifi- 
cence a vStadium may tell the world that we of Illinois have fought and 
died for our country and fought and lived for our fellow men. 

There will be a court of honor for every hero who died in the war and a 
great recreation field to bring greater vigor and life to our young men and 
women. 

And there will be a vast enclosure where seventy-five thousand may see 
twenty-two men in the heat of sportsmanlike conflict or, as the May sun 
sets, many maids in harmonious and rhythmic welcome to the springtime. 







EDWARD F. J. 
LINDBERG, '09 

' ' '/'/;. Stadium is a 
wonderful memorial in 
honor of the great record 
of Illinois students during 
the war. / feel that all 
the varsity athletes of the 
past and present are in- 
terested in the project." 




LEO KLEIN, '18 

"The Stadium! What 
could more fittingly be- 
speak the spirit and tra- 
ditions of Illinois since 
its inception? No grander 
monument to those who 
gave their lives in the great 
conflict c->uld be built." 






FORREST VAN HOOK. 

'09 

"/( is only fair thiU a 
University that produces 
great teams should have a 
great and beautiful place 
to accommodate spectators 
of its athletic contests. 
Thf Stadium will supply 
such a place." 



RALPH FLETCHER. 
'21 

" A It live alumni have a 
just pride about their 
alma mater. The Stadium 
will back such a pride 
more substantially than 
any other single thing in 
the history of the Uni- 
versity." 




GEORGE HALAS. '18 

"/ think the Stadium drive 
is the greatest undertaking 
in the history of the Uni- 
versity and that Us success 
or failure will determine 
whether Illinois will be 
greater than ever or wilt 
'all bark." 



DAVID H. 
CARNAHAN. '96 

"Teaching the classics has 
brought me closer to a 
higher view of athletics 
rather than drawn me 
away. I beliere in the 
greatness of thr idea of 
the Stadium." 




W. R. (Bill) 
VOSBURGH, '13 
"The proposed Stadiurn 
will be a wonderful addi- 
tion, and I heartily ap- 
prove of it. It should be 
a great help to the ever- 
increasing student body 
and something for the 
ulumni to be proud of." 





POMEROY (Pom) 
SINNOCK, '09 

"It seems to me that every 
Illini. no matter where he 
may be. will be entitled 
to feel prouder of his Uni- 
versity and of himfelf after 
that Stadium is built. I 
Ih ink it is a great a nd 
noble conception." 




DEWEY ALBERTS, '21 
"We students feel more 
keenly than anyone the 
need for a powerfut alumni 
mon.l support, both in our 
studies and in our activi- 
ties. The Stadium should 
consolidate such an alumni 
support." 



FRED fLouie) 
LOWENTHAL. '01 
"What good member o_. 
the tribe can see in the 
Stadium anything but a 
visible sign of and a sacred 
shrine to an invisible 
thing the spirit of the 
Illini?" 






MANY MEN LIVED AND LEARNED 

HEKE 

WHILE you are sitting back in your chair, reading these pages, your 
alma mater will be making the last move to accommodate a regis- 
tration of 4,000 freshmen. 

It's a far cry from 4,000 freshmen and 11,000 students to 200 freshmen 
and some 500 students. 

It's a far cry from the days when healthy young spirits expressed 
themselves by wrecking the corridors of Uni Hall, by throwing "eye- 
water," and by kidnapping, abetted by eggs and chemicals, young 
swains from the freshman dance downtown from those days to these 
days when every tennis court is alive with flanneled youngsters, when every 
block of the south campus is the scene of a football or baseball game, 
when the gymnasium is swarming with vigorous figures, and the swim- 
ming tank and the outdoor track are pictures of strenuous, shouting 
activity. 

And yet this miracle has occurred in only twenty-five years. 

To most of you twenty-five years ago is a long time ago, but to some 
of you it seems only yesterday. 

Yesterday, when the first class rush broke out spontaneously in old 
Uni Hall, when clothes were ripped from backs. 



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.... "Yesterday, when we had the color rush, as exciting as an 
Indian fight, and almost as dangerous" 



Yesterday, when we had the color rush, as exciting as an Indian fight, 
and almost as dangerous. 

Yesterday, when Dr. Peabody, speaking in chapel, proudly announced 
the dedication of the new Military Hall, at a cost of $15,000, "the fittest 
building for its purpose in the northwest, and, so far as I have seen, 
in this country," and added, when the Natural History Building was 
finished, "if we can have only one more building, it's as much as the 
University can ever hope to attain!" 

Yesterday, when you got so excited to find the College of Engineer- 
ing leaping in growth adding 250 students to the enrollment! 

Yesterday, when the main social feature at the University was the 
annual declamation contest between Adelphic and Philomathean, and 
when the only real student dance of the year was the Senior Ball, held at the 
old Walker Opera House, when they put a false floor over the dress circle 
seats and everybody danced on a level with the stage. 

Yesterday, when Dr. Burrill took a deep breath and asked the state 
legislature for $551,000 to build a library, an engineering hall, and a 
museum, and was delighted when he got $295,700, for it was twice as 
much as the University had received ever before. 

Yesterday, when Dr. Burrill complained that there were too few 
women at the University; w 7 hen he demanded an auditorium, an agricul- 
tural building, a law building, an observatory; when Dr. Draper be- 
came our first president and the registration began to leap into the 
thousands, and the co-ed became an institution. 

Yesterday, when the names of David Kinley, T. A. Clark, H. J. Barton, 
A. H. Daniels, L. P. Breckenridge, E. B. Greene, J. M. White, and D. K. 
Dodge were new names .... 








GEORGE R. L. (Kink) H. H. McCURDY ALFRED SMART. '17 ELMO P. HOHMAN. 

FREDERIC KSON'. '94 SANDERS, '14 "Building the Stadium "The greatest incentive '16 
"The Memorial Stadium "The Stadium is Illinois' is the greatest thing we for upholding past honors "We're all very ready to 
and Recreation Field at only method of giving her can do to immortalize in and creating new ones will admit that Illinois has 
Illinois is a wonderful students their just physical the minds of the students, be the erection of that the best teams in the Con- 
undertaking. The Sta- education, to retain her the alumni, and the people which will become a by- ference, if not in the coun- 
dium must be built and athletic supremacy and to of the .State, the memory of word in collegiate athletics, try. Why not give these 
should be the largest commemorate her heroes in the men who made the the Illinois Memorial Sta- best teams the best .Sta- 
and best in the world." the Great War." supreme sacrifice." dtum." ilium'" 









AND TODAY IT SWARMS WITH 
VIGOROUS YOUTH 

SEE them going to their eight-o'clocks. From a radius of more than a 
mile around the campus the streets swarm with them. The campus 
walks are crowded. There is haste; there is laughter; there is life. 

It is autumn, and the streets are thick with golden maple leaves. (Do 
you remember the maple leaves in the fall?) The last bell has rung, and 
the tardy ones are making a last running spurt and now the campus is 
almost deserted. 

Pause under an open window in Uni Hall. Glance in; some of them 
may see you and giggle, but most of them are absorbed. They are hearing 
that Robert Louis Stevenson had a brave and beautiful soul; this is known 
as the study of literature. 

Stroll over to the Engineering building. Pause outside an open door. 
How absorbed they are, these youths from farm and suburb and slum! 
With pencil and paper they are learning to build bridges and homes and 
skyscrapers, that life may be smoother and better for the rest of us. 

And in the Natural History building, in Lincoln Hall, in the Ag 
building and the Commerce building, boys and girls yesterday's children 
and tomorrow's men and women are studying the past that they may 
be the makers of the future. 

Eleven thousand of them .... filling 51 buildings .... covering 1229 
acres of ground .... 




"Yesterday's children and tomorrow's men and women" 




"The la.rt bell has rung .... and rcorc the campus is almost deserted" 



Go out to the football field in the afternoon and feel again breath- 
less suspense as you watch varsity practice, feel again hopes and fears. 

Drop into the new plant of the Illini on Green Street and watch the 
big presses turn out the greatest college newspaper in America; see the 
Associated Press reports come in; see the scores of young reporters intent 
on making good. Tomorrow these children will sway governments. 

See Homecoming again; you make it the biggest day of the year for 
them, and they make it the biggest day of the year for you. The mass 
meeting. Hobo band. The big game. 

And the winter, with examinations, basketball, the Prom, the Ag 
Dance, the Military Ball, and the rest of it. 

And spring, with the haze of morning sunshine over the campus. 
Tennis from dawn to sunset; quiet strolls in the evening, often with girls; 
baseball and peanuts and victory for Illinois; military drill, a magnificent 
sight with thousands of cadets; the band concert in the gloaming. 

Can't you see it all over again? Interscholastic, and the Circus. 
Has ever any student not laughed at the Circus? And the May fete, with 
the red sun sinking over the old west bleachers and the long shadows of 
hundreds of girls, costumed in many colors, shifting gracefully about the 
beribboned May-poles, and, while the band plays as evening approaches, 
dancing a welcome to May and to summer. 

And then, Commencement .... 

And, after that, memories memories clustered mainly around old 
Illinois Field . 



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WAY WOODY, '96 H. D. (I>avc) BROWN. 

"The Stadium dedicates '21 

Illinois to the proposition "I carried the .Stadium 

that its sons will have slogan on a touring 




versily. 






RALPH WOODS. '17' 
"/ never met an alumnus 
of a University that has 
built a Stadium who 
wasn't glad that he had a 
part in the movement. 
I shall be gt,id to do all 
I tan for thr Illinois 
Stadium." 



SVKN DUNER. '15 
"A Stadium that will 
enable the athletif ojft- 
cfrs to carry out 'G' 
Huff's intra-mural sys- 
tem is certainly a worthy 
Projeft. to say nothinK 
of the benefit to varsity 
athletics." 



JUST A M. 
LINDGRF.N, '02 

"Our subscription to the 
Stadium fund is an ex- 
pression of gratitude to 
the brave men who died 
for us and to our alma 
mater who has done so 
much for us." 



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ILLINOIS FIELD IS A BATTERED VET- 
ERAN, GRACE FULLY RESIGNING 

IT IS hard to say when the first game of baseball was played on the 
old fair grounds between First, Fourth and John Streets and Armory 
Avenue, but it must have been a long, long time ago. We do know, how- 
ever, that in the old days, up to 1888, Illinois teams played baseball there 
and that track meets were held there and that the first football game ever 
played by the University and the first game ever played in the Tw r in 
Cities was played there. 

And then in 1888, when baseball and oratory were the only fields of 
contest among colleges, a baseball game was played on what is now Illinois 
field. The diamond was located in the northeast corner of what is now the 
football gridiron. There were no fences and there were no tickets of ad- 
mission. You wore a tag and they let you in. Proudly the students 
trooped to the games in those days, several hundred strong, feeling that 
with the overwhelming might of their numbers they would inspire their 
team to victory. 

Still more proudly did they march in the spring of 1891 into the first 
athletic field, a tiny field compared with Illinois Field of today, a field 
whose south boundary was just south of the big tree on the present field 
and whose north boundary was 150 feet south of University Avenue, a 
field on which still stood the ruins of the first building of our University. 
They used the stones from this ruin as a basis for the new baseball diamond 
by spreading six inches of earth over them. 

What a great project it was in those days to build that first athletic 
field! How important the wooden palings seemed, at $8 a thousand feet! 
The lumber was bought; and merchants, students and faculty united 
enthusiastically to raise the money. The grandstand, seating 300 people, 
was the pride of the undergraduate body. And then William B. McKinley 
donated some money and a track was built! Mr. McKinley owned the 
waterworks and allowed the committee, of which G. Huff was a member, to 
take cinders, and from these cinders was made the track which made 
history in the annals of American athletics. 

How surprised everyone was when this field with its fine grandstand 
and its track proved inadequate. How anxious everyone was about enlarg- 




"The grandstand, seating joo people, teas the pride of the undergraduate body" 

ing it, and how pleased they were when the north fence was extended to 
University Avenue. And yet it was not large enough. 

Finally, in 1905, the field was extended to Springfield Avenue, the 
bleachers were consecrated for baseball games, a new gridiron was installed, 
and the first football bleachers were built. In 1914, our football bleachers 
could seat 4,000 people. But even that was not enough, and twice they 
have been enlarged. Since then, standing-room platforms have been built 
at the south end of the field. 

The present capacity of Illinois Field is 17,000. Standing room at the 
south end adds 3,000, which makes a total of 20,000; and that number of 
people attended the Ohio State game a game which more than 50,000 
people wanted to see, and would have seen if there had been room for them. 

It is a long time since a handful of students watched Scott Williams' 
first football game, when he played wearing a derby hat (at first), until 




. . . "A tiny field compared with Illinois Field of today" 



today when there are thousands of students, alumni and friends of the 
University who are turned away from every big game. 

Illinois Field, beginning modestly and, like Topsy, just "growing," 
has served its purposes nobly. Lithe youngsters have raced about on its 
cinders, have leaped across its turf and have hurled weights over its green. 
Skillful and speedy youngsters have batted balls and run bases and learned 
discipline of team work on its diamond. Sturdy youngsters have hurled 
their bodies, have zig-zagged with machine-like accuracy through the 
sinister opposing line, hugging a leather ball to their bosoms across its 
gridiron. 

Many thrilling moments has Illinois Field seen, many acts of heroism. 
It has taught thousands upon thousands of the youth of America self- 
denial, courage, freedom it has developed the Great Heart, the fighting 
spirit. It has seen years like 1915, where we w r on at once football, baseball, 
track and basketball championships years like 1914, where we won 
baseball, track and football championships years like those between 1900 
and 1921 where about two-thirds of the baseball championships were won 
by Illini. 

Few fields in the history of the United States can parallel the 
record of the victories of Illinois Field. 

And now Illinois Field, a battered veteran, is ready to resign. Greater 
multitudes than it ever dreamed of are wanting to see our teams in action. 
The rumbling demand of these multitudes is rising; it cannot be ignored. 

It is not being ignored. They shall have what they want, for it is a 
good thing that they want. Reluctantly shall we leave Illinois Field, 
and with tender memories. Proudly will we march to the new 7 Stadium 
with a greater, finer outlook for the future. 

And the human tie, the personality, which will keep in us the glow of 
the past and lift us bravely into the future is "G" Huff. 








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JOHN FELMLEY. '18 JOHN N. WEISS. '2\ JOHN C. DKPLER. '21 FRANK PFEFFER 'W> < LARENCE BUTZER 

"Illinois must have a "If Illinois maintains her "The Stadium will aw.iken "Nothing is too Rowl for '10 

Stadium. The student body standing in athletics, she the Kast with a jolt." fighting Illini. 1 am for "I hope I shall never 

has already done more must build this Stadium " the Stadium to the finish." grow so old that a project 

than its share; surely the like the Stadium will not 

alumni will do theirs." quicken the blood in me." 




FRANK B. (Shorty) 

LONG. '87 

"Alt Universities re- 
quire some big thing, tin- 
doing of which will unite 
students, alumni, faculty 
and friends something 
tfiey can feel is their own 
ivork. For Illinois, the 
Memorial Stadium is the 
thing." 




BERT W. (Happy) 
ADSIT, '01 

' 'Illinois should have n 
Stadium in keeping with 
her athletic eminence. It 
is important that facilities 
for athletic training be 
given, not only to those who 
may represent the Uni- 
versity on her athletic 
teams, but to the student 
body at large. I most 
heartily approve of your 
plan for general athletics." 




M. G. DADANT. '08 
"We, lllini alumni, should 
certainly be a unit in get- 
ting behind the Stadium 
Project not only in com- 
memoration for our 'Fight- 
ing lllini' but that ILLI- 
NOIS may stand at the 
fore in furthering >r 
State's and our Natic n's 
development, physically as 
well as m" 



ent, physic 
entally." 





OTTO VOC.EL. '23 
"// is a great inspiration 
to a varsity team to play 
in a splendid Stadium. 
It consolidates learn spirit 
and makes the playing 
more intense and tri- 
umphant. For that and 
many other reasons, I am 
strong for the Stadium 
idea." 




J. T. (Swede) 
HANLEY. '10 

"The Memorial Stadium 
is the biggest and grandest 
thing ever suggested by the 
alumni of our University, 
and no red-blooded lllini 
will be content to be doing 
anything short of his ut- 
most for its successful 
realization." 




A. R. (Artie) HALL. '01 
''Years in Illinois athlet- 
ics show me our great 
Stadium . not only as a 
fitting memorial to our 
warrior dead, but as a 
living opportunity to re- 
pay, in part, our debt 
to Illinois by contributing 
towards the well-being of 
student thousands yet to 
come." 




BART MACOMBER. 

'17 

"The Stadium will beau- 
tify the campus and glad- 
den all Illinois hearts. 
The massive structure can- 
not help but signify the 
great appreciation of all 
of us for our Alma Ma- 
ter." 



HARRY CLAY 
COFFEEN. '98 

"Financing this Stadium 
should be the first step on a 
program of One Million 
Pollars to Illinois, every 
two years, from her sons 
and daughters as part pay- 
ment for their free educa- 
tion. We Hare not fail." 




JAMES Q. 
PETTIGREW. 'W 
"Of late vears Illinois has 
taken her place in the 
front rank in athletic 
achievements, and it is 
a fitting tribute to her 
athletic supremacy to build 
a magnificent Stadium 
within which to hold I he 
various contests." 



EDWIN B. STYLES. '12 

"There is nothing too good 
for the athletic teams of 
'Illinois that uphold her 
prestige in fields that her 
graduates enter and seek 
to conquer. The teams do 
the publicity that puts the 
alumni on the map with- 
mil nn introduction." 




E.A. (Prep) WHITE, '08 
"For a greater Illinois.' 
In its beauty, size and 
utility, the Stadium will 
typify the service which 
the entire institution is 
rendering to the State and 
Nation. It is entirety 
fitting that this edifice be 
erected by the men and 
women who do nou 1 or who 
hope to call Illinois '.-\lm<i 
\taler'." 




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PHIL M. SI'INK. *20 
' ' From the pla ns pro- 
jected, it would appear 
that this Stadium will be 
a class ic. It will do a 
great deal more in attract- 
ing alt types of genius to 
the University than the 
poor old out-of-date ath- 
letic field which it has been 
our lot to display to pro- 
spective students'." 





FRED B. CORTIS. 
'13 

"The Stadium wilt fill a 
long-felt need, and will 
also serve as a lasting 
memorial to the Illinois 
men who fell in the war. 
I am sure it will serve as 
an inspiration to all Illi- 
nois mft in the vears to 
tome." 




DON S. JOHNS. '17 
".1 .^,'niliittn assures the 
perpetuation of the high 
standards of sportsman- 
ship for which our Uni- 
versity has so long been 
credited by the athletic 
world. You may rest 
assured that when the big 
drive starts, I shall line 
up with the rest of the 
loyal lllini." 




SCOTT WILLIAMS. '94 

"The little old school we 
loved so well provided for 
athletics on a scale ade- 
quate to the needs of the 
times. The magnificent 
University of today will 
do the same. Nothing 
short of the Stadium can 
meet requirements." 




C. J. MOYNIHAN. '08 

"lllini sportsmanship de- 
serves a lasting monu- 
ment, both as a tribute to 
its past and as an inspira- 
tion for its future. The 
Stadium will ensure this. 
The question is not 'Do I 
favor itf but 'What is 
the most I can give?' " 




LION GARDINER, '09 
"The University has given 
us more than we can ever 
repay; it is still giving us 
riches in memories and 
recollections and will con- 
tinue to do so while we live. 
It is only right that we 
should be called upon to 
assist in building a Sta- 
dium which will add to 
the glor v a nd dignity of 
Illinois." 




"RUSS" WHARTON, 

'22 

' ' The ft nest memory in 
most men's lives is the 
four years they spent in 
college. The more college 
spirit, the finer the mem- 
ory. The Stadium will 
make Illinois men as 
proud as any alumni in 
the world to 'talk of their 
college days." 




FRED L. WHAM. '(W 
"The finest Memorial to 
i he lllini who gave their 
lives in the service of their 
country is something that 
will 'carry on.' The in- 
fluence of a great Memo- 
rial Stadium in producing 
better citizens will not only 
be great but ever widening." 



OTTO E. SEILER, '12 
"The Stadium to me epit- 
omizes the things for 
which athletics stand at the 
University. It is a fit 
and lasting memorial to 
those who gave their lives 
for the welfare of the rest 
of us in the great World 
War." 




From a bas-relief by Antonio M, Paterno, '21, Philippine Islands 

"G" HUFF 



"C"HUFF HAD A VISION AND 
7OOO YOUNG HEARTS SHARED IT 

r I A HEY will tell you, around the table at the University Club, or in those 
JL faculty offices where there are but two desks, or perhaps only one, 
and where the names of the occupants are printed austerely on the door, 
that when G. Huff speaks, the "powers that be" listen w r ith marked respect 
and consideration. And they will tell you that this is not particularly 
because G. Huff was the greatest college baseball coach in America, or 
because he is today the finest athletic director. 

A professor of engineering once shifted his feet, mussed his hair, and 
wrinkled his brow prodigiously. "G. Huff? I'm not good at the 
flowery stuff, but G. Huff well, he's strong on foundations, and, best of 
all, when he gets a foundation done, he realizes that he's beginning not 
finished." 

A Ph.D. in the classics looked up with interest from his copy of Sopho- 
cles when the name of George Huff was mentioned. "I often wonder if 
Mr. Huff has read Greek drama," he remarked, "for never have I met a 
man who so adequately personifies its simplicity and its grandeur." 

Which made one of his listeners, a youth who can do more things with 
a football than a philologist can with a transitive verb, smile. "I don't 
get this Greek drama business," the youth said, "but if G. Huff wants a 
two-million-dollar Stadium, I'll lay my collar bone to a red cent that 
every living Illini '11 give it to him." 

When, last winter, "G" first spoke of a Stadium for Illinois, it 
was said around the fires in fraternity houses, at the tables in boarding 
clubs, and in sorority parlors, that it must have been in his mind for a 
long time, and that it was an idea with greatness in it. 

It had been in his mind for a long time. How long, no one can tell. 
When Harvard built its magnificent horseshoe, when Yale swung the 
great gray circle of its Bowl into student and alumni life, when Princeton 
made of iron and concrete and stone a new and thrilling symbol of its 
vitality, G. Huff said: "I am thinking of something like these, but 
something greater somehow." 

He went on, quietly developing intra-mural athletics until it saturated 
the campus with the spirit of sportsmanship and vigor, quietly building 
up what is today the only complete college for athletic coaches in America. 



And in the meantime Michigan, and Kansas, and 
Cincinnati, and Columbia, and Washington, and 
Ohio State were building their vast arenas. And 
then, suddenly, G. Huff was ready. 

It was an idea with greatness in it ... A 
memorial to the Illinois heroes who died in the 
war. A recreation field, with tennis, and football, 
and baseball, and hockey, and lacrosse, and arch- 
ery, and soccer for all. And a 
Stadium. 

He presented his idea to 
seven thousand undergraduates, 
and they leaped to it. 

"Bulky, slow in speech, smiling that 
slow, friendly, sad smile of his" 





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JOHN L. (Laddie) 
McKEOWN. '15 
"We owe the Memorial to 
those who died in the war, 
the Recreation Field to 
every student, and seats to 
our alumni and visitors to 
athletic contests." 






JAMES ASHMORE. '05 CLYDE (Ham) 

"/ believe we have needed ALWOOD. '17 

a Stadium for several "A Stadium which honors 

years, and now I atn glad the dead and at the same 

to see that we are going to time is a blessing to the 

get it. You may count living is really worth 

upon my whole-hearted while, 
support." 




I 



F. D. MURPHY. '12 J. GRANT BEADLE. 

"With Illinois' increasing '88 

prominence in athletics, "The Stadium plan is a 

the time is near when the wonderful one. and I 

great athletic events of the think that every alu 



ERNEST OV1TZ, '09 

"Every man should get 
part of his education on 
the athletic field. A ny 
movement which will give 



nstg 



Middle West, if not of the should certainly get behind more students .... _._ 

Nation, should be held at and do his or her bit and, into the Strenuous Life is 
our Stadium." if necessary, more." 



a great 
heartily 
Stadium.' 



favor of the 




BOB HOTCHKISS. '97 
"Illinois must have a Sta- 
dium to compete on an 
even basis with other uni- 
versities of the East and 
West, and we should not 
delay the building of a 
Proper athletic, center." 



C. E. DURLAND. '04 

"The Stadium project has 
a wealth of commendable 
features, is a wonderful 
idea and deserves the sup- 

nt of alt Illinois people, 
incerely hope the plan 
for funds succeeds." 





ORLIE RUE. '15 

"/ know of no nobler 
memorial to war heroes 
than a Stadium and 
Recreation Field. It is 
every alumnus' duty to 
put this Stadium on the 
map of the world." 



WILBUR E. KREBS, '16 
"The Stadium will murk 
another milestone along 
the road of Illini tradition. 
The idea of the. memorial 
is both fitting and proper. 
The alumni it-ill respond 
unreservedly." 



5$gsananiFiH?ww^iafflnonOfiE^^ 



THE GKEAT MASS MEETING ON 
APML 254 1921 



THE gym annex looked like the Chicago Coliseum during the Re- 
publican convention. It was packed with men and girls, seated in 
orderly rows, with county, state, and country standards lifted high. 

The auditorium was compactly filled to the last seat. Both build- 
ings were electric with excitement. Bands played. Thousands of horns 
tooted. The platforms swarmed with committeemen, University exec- 
utives, distinguished athletes and coaches. 

There were cheers the usual cheers, Oskey-Wow-Wow, Chee-Hee, 
Nine-and-Seven, and the rest but they had an unusual quality. You 
homecomers know the quality. You've heard it between halves at big 
football games. 

President Kinley spoke first at the auditorium, then at the gym annex. 
He gave a dignity to the Stadium idea which sobered the vast assemblages. 
It sobered them and lifted their spirits still higher, for when G. Huff rose 
to speak the din of cheering lasted very long. 

There was something which caught at the heartstrings of those 
thousands as "G" stood there. Bulky, slow in speech, this man kindled 
the imaginations of the counties and the states and the foreign 
countries. Standards here "Peoria," there "Philippines"- swayed and 
swung. The band blared. Rain streamed down on the roof of the 
gym annex. 

Waiting for the ovation to exhaust itself, "G" stood there, smiling 
that slow, friendly, sad smile of his, and it came to us that this man was 
born in the wrong age and in the wrong country. That greatness which 
everybody senses who has seen him, we said to ourselves, is being wasted 
in a business age and a business country. We could see him, serene and 
mighty, ruling domains a thousand years ago dominating savage 
soldier captains with his mightier quietness, making the church a blessing 
and the state a benediction, listening to the wise men and, in his gentle 
way, giving them understanding. 

And there he stood, an athletic director in a middle-western college, 
with 4,000 young men and women pouring out their love and trust in a 
turmoil of vitality, and with another 2,000 in another building waiting 
for his kindly mien and his slow speech. And he spoke gently, simply, 




"The gym annex looked like 
the Chicago Coliseum during 
the Republican Convention" 



with Olympian moderation. Not a clever word, not one oratorical 
trick. There are no epigrams in Greek drama. 

" I want to see a great Stadium at the University of Illinois," he said. 
"I believe that you will get it. I believe there is a great spirit at this 
university. The Stadium will be many things a memorial to Illini who 
have died in the war, a recreational field, and an imposing place for our 
varsity games. But it will also be an unprecedented expression of Illinois 
spirit. The Athletic Association, out of its own funds, is paying the ex- 
penses of this campaign. The money you pledge will be devoted solely to 
the Stadium. What you have started, our alumni will finish." 

Elmer Ekblaw, '10, a burly, quick-stepping figure, moved to the front 
of the platform. Overflowing with gratitude to everyone who had made 
this moment a reality, the director of the drive spoke boyishly, winningly, 
from the heart. 

And then Zuppke, small, tense, his hands rigidly clasped behind his 
back, stepped out, and again the multitudes broke into roaring enthu- 
siasm. Like lightning his sentences zig-zagged across the great hall, 
and when he ended with a request for voluntary donations of $1,000 for 
the Stadium, there was a deep hush of expectancy. 

Everybody was staring out into the main section of the hall, where, 
on floor and balcony, the United States was represented. Some banker's 
son, or perhaps the heir to rolling acres of farm land, would rise and offer 
a pledge of $1,000 for his alma mater. No one thought of looking 
behind the platform at the terraces of Filipinos, Latin-Americans, South 
Africans, Chinese, Japanese and Hindu students, until a dark-haired, 
dark-eyed youth arose, and in broken English, said: 

"I will give, sir!" 

Pandemonium broke loose. The youth was hoisted upon the plat- 
form. His name was announced by Zuppke R. L. Cavalcanti, a Latin- 
American. 




The sorority float parade on the day before the mass meeting 




Student Stadium Executive Committee 

Top Row: Milton Marx Kenney Williamson Justine Pritchard Robert Preble Harold Babbitt 
Middle Row: Gladys Pennington Clara Dunseth David Malcolmson Jeanne White Ann Williams 
Bottom Row: William Lockwood Nellie Holt Reuben Carlson Anna Coolley Paul Cornelison Lois Wine 

In a fever of excitement came thousand-dollar offers from Princess 
Tarhata Kiram of Sulu, from J. C. Aguilar of Tampico, and five-hundred- 
dollar offers from everywhere in the foreign sections, and then from the 
American parts of the hall. 

A messenger came from the auditorium, where "Prof." Russell was 
officiating, to announce that the students from Cook and Champaign 
counties, there assembled, had pledged themselves for $300,000. One 
wondered how the gym annex could hold all that sound, but within ten 
minutes one marveled more, when Zuppke announced that we had in 
pledges altogether $700,000 from the undergraduate body. 

This achievement may be credited almost entirely to the efforts of 
the students themselves. "Two thousand five hundred of them were on 
committees," said Elmer Ekblaw, "and, under Reuben Carlson and Ann 
Coolley, they seemed to work as many business men would love to have 
their employes work. Day and night they lived and breathed Stadium, 
and the success of the drive is their legitimate reward." 

We wish we could reproduce for you alumni who have relinquished the 
joyful undergraduate life for the grimmer struggle for existence the great 
sounds and sights of that memorable April 25, the surging exultation on 
every face, the buoyant talk from all lips, the serious-eyed, proud faces of 
the streaming lines of students co-eds and ags, engineers and L. A. & S., 
commerce and education as they left those halls. Somebody took movies 
of the mass meeting, and when we saw them last Saturday night, we got the 
"kick" all over again. 




BOB ZUPPKE BLAZED THE TRAIL 

THE memorial, said Bob Zuppke, should be an honor court; and, 
since one hundred and eighty-three Illini were killed in the war, there 
should be one hundred and eighty-three columns in the honor court. 

People should enter the honor court first, he said, and then the 
Stadium. The entrance should be a long, open colonnade with two 
flanking towers. One of the towers should be a memorial to the soldiers, 
the other to the sailors and marines; and there should be a memorial 
and trophy room. 

More details, many more, were decided upon. And Bob Zuppke, 
chairman of the Stadium executive council, told the world about these 
details. He told the world in his own way. The towers, he said, "will 
be so high that if a searchlight is placed on top, they will illuminate 
the name of Illinois from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate." 

This is not academically precise, but it renders faithfully Bob Zuppke's 
spirit the spirit which gave Illinois, in his second year here, victory over 
every team in the Conference, and the championship; the spirit w y hich 
battled Minnesota to a tie the following year, which won another cham- 
pionship in 1919 and which battled the Conference to the finals in almost 
every other year, losing the championship, in 1920, only in the last minute 




- 

Present Illinois Field 




"Chuck" Carney, '22 
/ill-American end 



of the last game with Ohio. 

In this spirit he went to 
students and alumni and the 
University's friends. 

Seventy-five thousand 
people, he told them, will see 
athletic contests in the great 
concrete Stadium. It will be 65 
seats high and will have a front- 
age of 360 feet. If placed side 
by side in a continuous row, 
the seats would go 25 miles. 




Harold Pogue, '77 
All-Conference halfback 



And there will be a track a quarter-mile; and perhaps a 220-yard 
straightaway, a rare and important feature. 

Under the stands will be many basketball floors, handball and 
wrestling courts, lockers and showers. 

Outside the structure there will be a 100-acre recreation field containing 
baseball diamonds, football gridirons, hockey and soccer and lacrosse 
fields, clay tennis courts, archery courts and perhaps a polo field. 

Larger than the Yale Bowl and the Harvard Stadium will be our 
Illinois Stadium, he told them, and the new automobile roads from all 
points in the middle west will bring the greatest crowds in America to see 
the fighting Illini in sportsmanlike conflict. 

And, he concluded, it will take $2,500,000 to build it; for the memorial 
features, $1,200,000 and for the stands $1,300,000. Where the Stadium 
would be, he could not say for sure, although it is likely to be on the 

new University athletic field 
at First Street and Armory 
Avenue. 

Thus Bob Zuppke went 
about, to Illini clubs on the 
Atlantic seaboard and on the 
Pacific coast, always accom- 
panying his friend "G," telling 
the world particularly the 
Illini world of the plans 
which were growing out of 
"G" Huff's vision. 





"Slooey" Chapman, ' 16 
All-American center 



"Potsy" Clark, '16 

All-Conference quarterback 




Drawings by Charltl Morgan, '14 



1 HE STADIUM! Here it is as we hope to make it look when alumni, 
students and friends of the University of Illinois have played their part 
during the great Stadium Week of November I, 1921: honor court and 
fountain and triple-deck stands; colonnades and towers and -Aide-spread- 
ing fields a field for sports, and an everlasting source of inspiration. 




Detail sketch of one corner of Stadium from field 



j 





F. M. BANE. '15 

"The idea of building a 
Stadium is a splendid one 
and entirely in keeping 
with the development of 
the University." 




WILLIAM H. (Bill) 
WOOLSTON 

"Alumni and students of 
the University of Illinois 
should put all their energy 
into the movement to build 
a Stadium." 




CHESTER C. (Bull) 
ROBERTS. '12 

"From the practical side, 
we need it badly. If the 
miracle of the last decade 
of our growth and in- 
fluence be repeated in the 
next, I doubt if even then 
we will h'lve builded with 
vision enough." 




RODNEY L. BELL. '09 

"/ think the Stadium is 
the finest thing for Illi- 
nois athletics that could 
be done, and I will be 
mighty glad to have the 
privilege of paying my 
share." 



HOWARD N. YATES, 
' 





J V. RICHARDS, '10 
"When the Stadium is 



"Illinois has given us built, the East will become 

much and we owe much to more than ever impressed 

her. The Memorial Sta- with the importance of the 

dium gives every true West in the athletic world. 

lllini the chance to Pay. I look forward with pleas- 



in part, that debt." 



ure to such a day." 



JACK WATSON, '16 
"Illinois should have a 
Stadium. The Stadium 
should be the means of 
pledging each Illinois 
alumnus to even greater 
loyalty than he now has." 





FRED (Cy) 
FALKENBERG, '02 

"George Huff and a Sta- 
dium what greater com- 
bination could any uni- 
versity have? " 




C. G. LUMLEY. '86 
"Physical development is 
a vital requisite in the 
making of a well-rounded 
education. The Stadium 
will meet all require- 
ments," 




H. F. (Slip) COGDAL. 
'IS 

"Magnificent! J know of 
no move the Universit\ or 
the Athletic Association 
has ever made which 
pleases me more. Count 
me as an enthusiastic 
supporter of the Stadium 
idea . ' ' 





CHARLES 
FAIRWEATHER '04 

' ' With an unparalleled 
coaching staff and un- 
paralleUd teams, we ought 
to have an unparalleled 
athletic and recreation 
field." 



IRA. CARRITHERS, '08 

"/ believe firmly in the 



FRANK J. NAPRSTEK, 
'14 





W.'H. BECKER. '17 
"The Stadium is truly an 
undertaking of a worthy 
Purpose. It deserves the 
unreserved support of all 
true lllini." 

M Flo 



JAMES B. SNYDER/09 

"The Stadium had to 
come on account of the 
wonderful growth of Illi- 
nois, and I am very glad 
it has been started." 





H. F. KEMMAN. '12 
"/ have always been proud 
of my alma mater, but 
this Stadium project makes 
me feel that Illinois will 
soon be second to no Uni- 
versity in the world." 



J. C. PHELPS. '14 

"The Stadium will bring 
the alumni together in a 
warmer kinship than ever 
before and a live alumni 
body mak*s a great uni- 
versity " 





JAMES (Burley) 
NEEDHAM. '93 
"Being an old-timer, I 
could not realise the neces- 
sity of providing for 7 5, (MX) 
spectators until I attended 
the Chicago game a few 
years ago. I was con- 
vinced. We must expand 
or contract." 




C. H. BELTING. '12 

"/ certainly believe that 
the Illinois Memorial 
Stadium will boost Illi- 
nois athletics as nothing 
else can do. I am back 
of it one hundred per 
cent." 



C. N. BOYD, '81 
"/ am glad to hear of the 
progress in the Stadium 
drive. When thousands 
of old graduates return, 
we want room , We all 
see a great future for 'old 
Illinois'." 




principle of in tr a- mural "Let us have that Stadium 
sports and I am strongly which will serve not only 
in favor of the Stadium as a Recreation Field but 
because it will perpetuate as a fitting War Memo- 
thai principle on a broad rial." 
scale." 



JOHN BUZICK. '10 

"Good sportsmanship is 
my ideal, and a Stadium 
will inspire good sports- 
manship. Therefore, let 
us help the great cause, as 
all loyal alumni should." 




PERRY GRAVES. '15 
"The Stadium, backed by 
alumni, will be an im- 
pressive memorial to our 
fighting lllini, to our 
future lllini." 




JOHN T. (Jack) 
BRADLEY. '16 
"We always have had a 
great man at Illinois 
George Huff; now we 
have a great structure to 
symbolize him." 




DON SWENEY. '96 
' * / llinois needs the Sta- 
dium all of it just as 
planned. I hope that 
lllini as a whole are not 
less valiant than our vic- 
torious teams. Let us 
build the Stadium and 
show the world lllini 



HARVEY J. SCONCE, 

'98-'21 

"The athletic teams are one 
of the greatest advertising 
mediums the University 
has. If athletics are to 
keep pace with agricultu 



chf 



and 



other departments, we need 
the Stadium." 



LEST WE FORGET THOSE 1LL1NI 
WHO DIED IN THE WAR 

THERE were nine thousand four hundred and forty-two of them in 
uniform when their country called. Trained they were, for in their 
four years at this University they had learned what it means to wear 
a uniform and they had caught something of the discipline of the soldier. 
Willing they were: 183 of them died, 158 of them were wounded, and 
120 of them were decorated for distinguished service. 

Nine thousand four hundred and forty-two .... and tomorrow, 
should their country call again, there would be probably fifteen thou- 
sand or even twenty thousand. And perhaps even more would be deco- 
rated and, perhaps, even more killed and wounded. 

But the spirit that sent them into action, the spirit which brought 
183 of them forever out of our vision and understanding, is still with 
us. It is a living thing, and the Stadium will exist to keep that living 
thing before the eyes of future generations, of the hundreds of future 
generations who will walk through its archways, sit in its seats and 
move strenuously on its fields. 

Each of the 183 will have a column erected to his memory. This 
column will be dedicated to him alone, so that Illini never will forget 
that Illini have made the supreme sacrifice. 

And, that you who may not see the Stadium and be in it as frequently 
as the younger sons and daughters of Illinois who are here today, may 
have near you always the names of those who gave their lives in the 
war, we print these names. 




"the spirit that sent them into action . . . is a living thing" 







Detail sketch of fountain and entrance, showing memorial columns which will encircle the Stadium 



Truman Obet Aarvig, "18 
Alvin James Adams, '20 
Charles Patrick Anderson, '18 
Michael Louis Angarola, '15 
Edward Kent Armstrong, '05 
Alan Newton Ash, '14 
John \Villard Bailey, '15 
Harold John Barnes, '17 
Lloyd Kaylor Bartholemew, '22 
Lowell Wilson Bartlett, '19 
Bohuslav Bartos, '19 
Beauthien 

Frank Allyn Benitz, '15 
Frank Stanley Bennehoff, '20 
Merrill Manning Benson, '18 
Edwards Hall Barry, '14 
Arthur Lewis Beyerlein, '12 
Benjamin Harrison Bloebaum, '13 
Irving Jerome Bluestein, '19 
Vinson Runyan Boardman, '17 
Arthur Lee Bonner, "18 
Marcus H. Branham, '20 
George Ray Brannon, '15 
William Edgar Brotherton, '17 
Waldo Reinhart Brown, '15 
Bayard Brown, '16 
Harold Charles Buchanan 
John Edward Burroughs, '08 
Charles Bowen Busey, '08 
Charles Edwin Caldwell, '12 
William Joseph Callahan, '15 
Jay Ira Carpenter, '16 
Leo S. Cassel, '14 
Leslie George Chandler, '18 
Minor Judson Chapin, '19 
Harry Leslie Clayton, '17 
Paul McKinley Clendenen, '09 
Frank Maynard Colcord, '14 
Henry R. Colton, '19 
Linn Palmer Cookson, '19 
William Hugh Cork, '19 
Bruce Nutter Culmer, '14 
Robert Marshall Cutter, '19 
Homer Walston Dahringer, '13 
John Henry Dallenbach, '14 
Theo. Frederick Demeter, '20 
Townsend Foster Dodd, '07 
David Woods Dunlop, '15 
James Edward Durst, '14 
Vincent John Dushek, '17 
Albert C. D'Vorak, '18 
William Franklin Earnest, '19 
Adrian Clair Edwards, '16 
Elmo Krehl Eson, '22 
A. M. Evans 
Emery C. Farver, Grad. 
James Alva Gain, "22 
Francis Moses Gaylord, '19 
William Geuther, '21 
Lloyd Havens Chislin, '18 
Ralph Egley Gifford, '17 



Orlando Merrill Gochnaur, '15 
Isaac Van Tyle Goltra, '06 
Thomas Goodfellow, '20 
Algernon DeWaters Gorman, '19 
Otto Benton Gray, '18 
Julius Elmer Gregory, '19 
Edward Forbes Greene, '03 
Robert Marion Greene, "20 
Charles LeRoy Gustafson, '12 
George Philip Gustafson, '16 
Nelson Gustafson, '15 
Chester Gilbert Hadden, '16 
Frederick Hadra, '86 
Milo Lincoln Haley, '22 
William Jacob Hamilton, '17 
John Connor Hanley, '15 
Howard Henry Hardy, '19 
Everett Leonard Harshbarger, '17 
Calvin W. Hesse, '18 
James Burr Hickman, "15 
John A. Hirstein, '17 
Cyril George Hopkins 
Leonard Cunningham Hoskins, '17 
Peter Marion Huisinga, '22 
Allen Kirk Hyde, '07 
Ralph Imes, '17 
Frank C. Jarret, '17 
Joseph Henry Johnston, '16 
Hubert Jessen, '15 
Lenton Willis James, '15 
Archibald Floyd Keehner, '14 
Orris Herbert Kirchert, '22 
Elmore Archibald Kirkland, '20 
Robert Dudley Kirkland, '20 
Bayard Taylor Klotsche, '18 
John Carl Kromer, '13 
Lynn Elmer Knorr.Ass't Comptroller 
Oscar Edwin Landsea, '22 
Edgar Alfred Lawrence, '16 
Theo. Edwin Layden, '13 
John Charles Lee, '13 
Raymond George Leggett, '12 
Samuel B. Leiservitz, '17 
Everett Robertson Leisure, '18 
Lester Ray Lewis, '21 
Wilfred Lewis, '07 
John Royer Lindsey, '17 
Robert Lewis Long, '20 
Clare Parsons McCaskey, '09 
Louis Douglas McCaughey, "14 
Isaac Frost McCollister, '20 
Leo Glenn McCormick, '21 
Joel Fumas McDavid, '16 
John McDonough, '09 
William Howard Manderville, '17 
Lewis Vinton Manspeaker, '09 
Leo Joseph Mattingly, '16 
Dean Ellsworth Memmen, '18 
Alexander Val Mercer, '07 
Russell Micenheimer, '20 
Donald Joseph Miller, '21 



Leo Cassins Miller, '06 
Wayne Kenneth Moore, '18 
Alfred Thorpe Morison 
Guy Edward Morse, '19 
William Earl Mosher, '13 
Charles Sol Narkinsky, '12 
John Lowrie Needham, '01 
Ralph Mathew Noble, '11 
Tomas Olazagasti, '20 
Edwin August Olson, '21 
Thomas Jefferson Palmer, '05 
Raymond Webb Parker, '15 
Miles McKinstry Parmely, '18 
Lloyd Melvin Parr, '21 
Clyde Fugate Pendleton, '17 
Herbert Christian Peterson, '13 
William Chandler Peterson, '16 
James Elaine Phipps, '18 
Lewis Irving Pillis, '18 
Eric Frederick Pihlgard, '16 
Horatio Nicoles Powell, '13 
Benjamin James Prince, '18 
Hugh Mitchell Price, '03 
Roy W. Purdun 
James Kempt Read, '16 
Lawrence Scott Riddle, '11 
John W. Sackett, '79 
Harold Cordes Schreiner, '17 
Harold Setin Seibert, '20 
William Joseph Sense, '14 
A. Vernon Sheetz, '16 
Bruce Lucius Sizer, '16 
Clarence Walter Smith, '18 
Philip Overton Smith, '17 
Thurston Smith ,'99 
William Everett Smoot, '17 
Reginald Gardiner Squibb, '18 
Otto Staeheli, '16 
Charles Leslie Starkel, '18 
Harry Henry Strauch, Fac. Med.,'16 
R. DeV. Stitt, '15 
Harold Hoyle Sutherland, '18 
Dana Elery Swift, '20 
Alexander Steven Tarnowski, '15 
John Lawrence Teare, '17 
Ralph Waldo Tippet, Grad. 
Norman James Tweedie, '18 
Arnold M. VanDuyn, '91 
Charles Arthur Wagner, '18 
Elliott Pyle Walker, '19 
Edward Wallace, '13 
Burt H. Ward, '18 
Manniere Barlow Ware, '17 
Leslie Abram Waterbury, '02 
George Lynn Weaver, '19 
William Erastus Wheeler Jr., '17 
Hiram Hannibal Wheeler, '07 
George Edward Wilcos, '11 
Lloyd Garrison Williams, '12 
Frederic Hance Winslow, '04 
Warren Crooke Woodward, '10 



THE GKEAT CALL OF LIVING 

THOUSANDS 

EEACH one of the Illini who gave his life in the war could be met 
again today in some dim, far-off place, and if he were asked what 
kind of a memorial would be dearest to his heart, could he feel more 
warmly toward any memorial than to the memorial which this Stadium 
will be? Could he ask anything better than that his heroism should 
be commemorated in a place of beauty where thousands of living youths 
and maidens shall breathe the fresh air, shall leap and run in wind and 
sun, and shall grow increasingly vigorous and healthy and better able 
to meet the problems of life? Surely the great Recreation Field which 
will answer the call of living thousands will answer equally well the im- 
perious mandate of the dead hundreds. 

Today thousands of young people who want to play tennis and foot- 
ball and baseball and lacrosse and hockey and soccer and polo are 
practically barred from any but the meagerest exercise of these good 
pleasures. 

We have here men eminently capable of directing the physical energies 
of our undergraduates into profitable channels. 

In basketball, we have Frank J. Winters, who, like our other coaches, 
is more than a coach in the narrow sense of the word. He is interested 
in encouraging every youth to play basketball, as well as developing 
the abilities of the trained athletes on the teams. In the Y. M. C. A. 
Training School of Physical Education at Springfield, Massachusetts, 
where he graduated in 1910, he developed his ability to give personal 




.... "where thousands of living youths and maidens shall grow 
increasingly vigorous and healthy" 




"// jj- /A^ call of the living thousands 
as well as the silent voice of the heroic 
dead which will be answered by the 
one-hundred acre Recreation Field" 




and careful attention to large groups of young people. As director of 
athletics at the State Normal School in Missouri, and in several Middle- 
Western high schools where he made remarkable 
records, his talents became seasoned. Since last 
year, when our basketball team was in first place, 
until the last game, when, by a trick of percentages, 
it dropped into third place, he has been an Illini 
coach. 

Edward J. Manley, who has taught swimming 
to good swimmers and to bad swimmers since 1912, 
who was a member of the swimming and water 
polo teams of the Missouri Athletic Club which 
won the A. A. U. championship, has an enviable 
record. Never since he has been here have Illinois 
swimming teams finished below third place in the 
Frank j. winurs, BasMaii Coach Con te r( > nc ^ an d a t one time Illinois swimmers held 

every Conference record. Men like Vosberg, one of the best crawl stroke 
swimmers in the country, and Lichter, who holds the world's record for 
the sixty-yard plunge, are products of Manley's, and men like Mac- 
Gillivray and Raithel took instructions from him. 

Manley sees to it that every student in the University knows how to 
swim and, in addition to these duties, he is director of all Intra-Mural 
and Inter-Class games. He has developed these contests until last year 
more than 3,000 students, representing 204 different teams, took part 
in them. This includes football, soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, 
boxing, wrestling, track, tennis and golf. And all this activity has con- 
tinued in spite of the awkwardness in carrying it out an awkwardness 
due to the limited recreation facilities. 

Arthur J. Schuettner, who directs the men's gymnasium and is coach 
of gymnastics, deals with the student who needs the parallel bars, the 
pulleys, the Indian clubs, the horizontal bar and the trapeze. He was 
supervisor of physical training and athletics in the public schools of 
Buffalo, New York, and has won many competitions, including the all- 
around gymnastic and athletic championship of the United States at 
St. Louis in 1914. He has developed an astonishingly wide and con- 
sistently increasing interest on the part of students in exercise on gym- 
nasium apparatus. 

Paul H. Prehn, who has made a remarkable record as a wrestler him- 
self, is developing an unprecedented interest in wrestling among students. 



In the Inter-Allied Games overseas, he won in the middle-weight division, 
and he has defeated some of the best men in the United States in this 
division since, having been defeated only by Johnny Meyers, world's 
champion middleweight. He is a skillful and powerful wrestler, and a 
remarkable teacher. He has produced not only consistently vigorous 
wrestling teams for the University, but has brought wrestling and boxing 
from the obscurity of specialized activities into the realm of increasingly 
popular sports. 

Men of this kind are symbols of a new life at Illinois, of a higher, 
more courageous, fuller life; and already their mark is indelibly upon the 
student body. It is through them that we hear the call of living thousands, 
and it is this call, as well as the silent voice of the heroic dead, which will 
be answered in the great one-hundred-acre Recreation Field which will be 
included in the Stadium. 



'AS A MONUMENT TO PAST AND AN INSPI- 
RATION TO PRESENT AND FUTURE TEAMS? 
AVERY BRUNDAGE SUBSCRIBES $1OOO 




Avery Brundage, 'op, 
three times amateur all 
around track champion 
of the United States and 
a star at the Olympics 



STRENGTH, speed, agility, stam- 
ina, and endurance are not the only 
qualities acquired on the athletic field. 
The value of the resourcefulness, loyalty, 
ability to think quickly, gameness, good 
sportsmanship, will power and poise 
learned under the direction of competent 
coaches cannot be over-emphasized in 
the development of men. 

"The dictionary says that culture 
is 'the training, development, or 



strengthening of the powers, mental 
or physical.' Two thousand years ago 
when ancient Greece was the center 
of civilization, a man to be considered 
educated had to have a trained body 
as well as a trained mind. Greek 
culture was mental and physical and 
there resulted that glorious and en- 
lightened age of Hellenic supremacy 
in literature, athletics, civics and art 
that has never been surpassed. 

"Some day physical training in its 
broadest sense will be as much and 
as important a part of our educational 
program as mental training. We have 
the best athletic department in the 
United States today at the University 
of Illinois we must have the best 
athletic plant. As a monument to 
past and an inspiration to present 
and future teams, I am glad to con- 
tribute to the building of the most 
imposing Stadium in the country." 



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THE SPURTING TURF THE HURTLING 
JAVELIN.THE SPINNING DISCUS 
-ANDHARKYGILL 




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"T doesn't matter very much whether we seem to have 
phenomenal track men or not, so long as we have 
with us Harry Gill. Out of gasping novices he seems 
to make consistent winners of first place, out of strain- 
ing youngsters he seems to make leaping wonders, out 
of big, bulky slow-moving young giants he seems to 
make the source from which a heavy discus spins and 
swirls across great distances or from which the long, 
slender javelin seems to vibrate amazingly through the air. 
Avery Brundage, three times the all-around cham- 
pion of America; Billy May, who still holds many dash 
records; Jack Case of the 1912 Olympics, and Fred 
Henderson, who holds our 880-yard record, are some 
of his outstanding achievements. 

But teams are his specialty rather than individuals, 
and victories rather than startling single records. So, 
Harry L. cm m s pite of the fact that Illinois has its share of individual 
record-breakers, we have won, since Harry Gill came here in 1906, 67 dual 
meets out of 73. We have won the Big Ten Outdoor Conference meet 
5 times in 14 years and the Indoor Intercollegiate 4 out of 10 times. 




"Mike" Mason, ' 16 

who beat Joie Ray in 

the milt 



Fred (Alabam ) 

Henderson, '14* our SSo-yard 

record-holder 



Bob Emery, '20 

holds Illinois record for 

the 440 



Billy May, 'OQ, 

one of our greatest 

dash men 



THE SECRET OFOUK SUPERIORITY IN 

BASEBALL 



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VERYBODY knew that 
some day there would be 
too many things for G. Huff to 
do. Everybody wondered where 
this greatest of all baseball 
coaches could find a successor. 
220 won out of 299 games played 
is a precedent great enough to 
dishearten almost anyone. 

But Carl L. Lundgren, '02, 
who pitched for the Chicago 
Cubs, who was assistant coach 
at Princeton and who was head 
coach at Michigan for seven c ar i L. Lund S r f n, -02 

years, stepped in and won a championship in his first year 1921 so 
beautifully that it was hard to believe "G" wasn't there. 

"Lundy" began with an inexperienced squad of players and devel- 
oped three excellent pitchers. He taught his team how to bat, how to 
field, how to run, and, best of all, how to think. Out of 12 Conference 
games we lost only one, and always in a crisis our team showed power 
and coolness and the fighting Illini spirit. 

With the school which has the tradition of men like "Jake" Stahl, 
Billy Fulton, "Red" Gunkel, 
Grant Beadle, "Shorty" Righter, 
John Busick and Frank Pfeffer 
as baseball stars, any new coach 
is facing an apparently insur- 
mountable wall to establish a 
tSi S/) u ^ reputation for himself; yet today 
' ., f*- we have already figures like Otto 

Vogel and Harry McCurdy, and 
tomorrow is a glowing promise. 





Good old "Jake" Stahl, who 

has never forgotten that 

he is an Illini 



William J. (Billy) Fulton, 
'Q, a great ball player, is a 
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"GREEK GLORY ON THE PRAIRIE."SAYS 
PRESIDENT KINLEY 

""P)ERHAPS my greatest interest in the Stadium is its cultural effect. 
-JL "Our Stadium will bring a touch of Greek glory to the prairie. 

"Young men and women spending four years of their lives in the 
vicinity of such an edifice cannot help absorbing some of its lofty inspiration. 
"A still more practical cultural development will come from the Greek 
theater, seating 10,000 persons, which will stand in the honor court. It 
will be a setting for outdoor plays, pageants, May fetes and music festi- 
vals enriching the imagination of the participants and the beholders. 

' 'The setting, that of an old Ital- 
ian garden, with the proscenium arch 
at one end, with the colonnades, 

M M\\ . * archways and shining towers of the 

entrance, will bring an appreciation 
of old-world beauties, of fine and 
eternal traditions, which, blended 
with the ruggedness and shrewd 
intelligence of our people, will help 
us to realize the greatness which is 

The Greek theater will be a setting for outdoor .. 1-1 

plays, pageants, May fetes and music festivals" OUT birthright. 





"1 LOVE THE PAST BECAUSE I SEE THE 
FUTURE; SAYS PRESIDENT- EM ERI- 

TUS JAMES 

THERE is a room on the third floor of the Administration building 
which is reserved for Dr. Edmund Janes James, President-Emeritus. 

After having been in various parts of the United States in order to 
recover the health which he lost in service to his University and his coun- 
try, he came back for a while to Urbana. It was in this office, at his old 
desk with long shelves full of books books of literature, statistical books, 
books of history and books dealing in many ways with the adventures of 
mankind; all books very dear to the heart of Dr. James he leaned back 
in his old swivel chair and talked about the subject which is nearest to 
his heart, the proposed memorial Stadium and recreation field. 

As he sat there, straight and proud, it was very easy to picture him 
again in his military uniform, on horseback, cantering through the streets 
of Urbana and Champaign, saluting the many students and faculty men 
who loved him. It was easy to see him again in that big office of the 
President, genial and yet rigorous, crisp but sympathetic, understanding 
always the little things and never losing his grip on the big things, both 
of today and tomorrow. 

"I have been the president of an adolescent university which is grow- 
ing rapidly into maturity," he said. "I have also been and am a father. 



I know of no greater miracle in all human experience than the miracle of 
growth. I have watched with never-ceasing amazement the develop- 
ment of my children and with similar amazement the development of 
may I call it mine own? university. There is a stage in all higher 
growth where youth takes the reins and shapes its own future. A 
wise father encourages and applauds. I feel great joy and the satis- 
faction of doing the wise thing in offering my heartiest support and ap- 
proval of the Stadium project. 

"I cannot separate the growth in athletics at our alma mater from 
growth in service to state and country. When we were small, our athletics 
were small. Today we are great and growing greater, and our athletics 
are moving at an equal tempo. 

"It is a good thing in a society to admire sportsmanship, courage, 
speed, skill, and self-denial. Athletics teach these things. I firmly 
believe that a great soul can live better in a strong body than in a weak 
one. Any project which will give greater health and vigor to all of our 
students, which will set a higher standard of achievement for our athletics, 
which will bring a reverent and lofty memory of the heoric dead to future 
generations and which will imbue it all with the beauty of beautiful archi- 
tecture, is a great project and one which every alumnus should support." 



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BURT A. INGWER- 
SON, '19 

"/ think that the Illinois 
Stadium -will rejuvenate 



W. W. (Red) GUNKEL, 
'16 

"Our hearts are with Illi- 
nois, and the Stadium will 



H. J. POPPERFUSS, '10 
"The undergraduates have 
shown an amazing spirit 
by contributing $700.000. 



alumni interest as nothing not only make us proud I know the alumni will at 



has ever done bef 



nothing 
re; and 



as well as loyal, but will least equrt this great per- 



il is a good thing for every give us seats that will en- formance." 
alumnus to stay interested able us to enjoy the games." 
in his alma mater." 






KENNETH (Tug) 

WILSON, '20 
"/ think the finest move- 
ment in A merica is the 
Stadium movement and 
it makes me proud to 
think that Illinois will 
have the greatest Stadium 
of all." 



JOHNNY MERRIMAN, 

'16 

"It is only natural that 
Illinois should take the 
lead in building a Stadium, 
Hundreds of Springfield 
people would go to the 
games if they could be 
sure of good seals." 



R. WALTER MILLS. '99 
"When I recall the little, 
square, poorly banked, 
weedy track on which we 
used to run in the 90' s, my 
sentiments are all in favor 
of better things for the boys 
who are Irving to clip off 
the fifths today." 




H. A. WHITSON, '18 
"The greatest thrill in an 
ordinary life is attending 
the first Homecoming foot- 
ball game. Many renew 
the thrill annually. The 
new Stadium will solve the 
problem of accommodating 
the 'Old Timers'." 




GEORGE BUCHEIT.'20 
"I envy the Illinois under- 
graduate of three years 
from today the splendid 
facilities he will enjoy for 
health and recreation, but 
I am glad that I am an 
alumnus and may boost 
the Stadium for the benefit 
of future generations." 




W. E. BURROUGHS. 

'00 

"Nothing has come along 
in a long time that has 
pleased me so much as the 
idea of a Memorial Sta- 
dium. It will add to the 
dignity and prestige of the 
University and of its 
alumni." 




J. F. (Heavy) TWIST, 

'II 

"// Illinois doesn't get a 
Stadium soon, she will fall 
back in the Conference, 
for teams like Ohio and 
Chicago would rather play 
to big crowds than to 
limited crowds." 



75,000 people? More than 100,000 
will drive down two years from 
now when the Illinois good roads 
program is effected. Study this 
map. It shows how, when the 
roads are finished, a population 
of 5,000,000 will be within five 
hours drive of the Illinois stadium. 




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RAY WOODS. '17 

"7"A Stadium will be a 
point of pride to all Illi- 
nois men and women and 
will enable us to answer 
the criticism that alumni 
of state universities have 
little pride in their insti- 
tutions." 



HARVEY D. 
McCOLLUM. "01 

"// you ever felt the fight- 
ing Illinois thrill on the 
bleachers, or responded to 
it on the field, boost for 
this long felt want, ap- 
propriate and necessary 
the Stadium." 





CLARENCE 
APPLEGRAM. '17 
"The Stadium will be a 
splendid memorial to the 
Illini heroes who died in 
the war because it will be 
vital, and a beautiful 
memorial '" 





A. H. (Mike) MASON. 
'16 

"/ think a Stadium will 
inspire many students to 
Participate more actively 
in athletics and that is a 
very important thing." 



TOMMY JASPER. '94 

"Long live the Stadium.' 
We have and wilt need it 
to give us the proper place 
in the sun in competition 
with other large universi- 
ties." 




C. B. OLIVER, '12 

"The Stadium idea is a 
great one. but not too 
great for the University 
of Illinois," 



"REN" KRAFT. '18 

"As an expression of 
Illinois spirit and loyalty, 
no better medium can be 
ound than the Stadium." 





F. W. VON OVEN. '98 
"/ am heart and soul in 
favor of a Memorial Sta- 
dium and Recreation 

Field. Every alumnus 
should feel proud of his 
alma mater and should 
show his loyalty now if 
ever." 



J. F. (Jimmy) 
BRETON. '14 
"/ feel safe in predicting 
that ten years from today 
even this great Stadium 
will not be large enough to 
handle the crowd that will 
attend athletic contests at 
Illinois." 





E. A. WILLIFORD. '15 
"The Stadium will be a 
point of pride to all Illi- 
nois men and women and 
will enable us to answer 
the criticism that alumni 
of state universities have 
little pride in their insti- 
tutions." 



EUGENE 
SCHOBINGER. '15 

"The Stadium will prove 
to the world that the or- 
ganization and coopera- 
tion on the campus, which 
has made the University 
great, exists also among 
the alumni." 




CARL 

STEIN WEDELL. '03 
"Whenever George Huff is 
back of anything, the 
proposition needs no in- 
vestigation. Let's put this 
Stadium over big for him!" 



J. R. CASE. '13 



. . . 

"Outside of the idealistic 
value of the Stadium. I 
think every alumnus will 
be glad to make an invest- 
ment which will give him 
an option on good sects for 
all fames." 



CHARLES P. 
VAN GUNDY. '88 
"/ think the Stadium is 
an excellent idea from 
every standpoint and I 
will help to the extent of 
my ability to insure its 
success." 





LYLE HERRICK. '03 

"/ am proud of the splen- 
did showing made by the 
undergraduates when they 
pledged $700.000 and I 
know that our alumni will 
go them one better," 



VIRGIL T. JESSEN. '21 
"/ firmly believe that the 
Stadium will be a success, 
because a Stadium for 
Fighting Illini will mean 
a Stadium for all Illini." 





A. W. MERRIFIELD. 

'92 

"// is the best project ever 
undertaken by good old 
Illinois." 



C. H. WATTS. '13 

"/ think the Stadium will 
be the crowning achieve- 
ment of the University of 
Illinois." 



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T. E. LYONS. '11 
"The leading educational 
institution of the Middle 
West is deserving of an 
athletic plant in keeping 
with its position. The 
Stadium should receive 
the undivided support of 
every one of us." 



PAUL J. 
HAZELWOOD. '12 

".4 glorious memorial to 
the dead of the University 
and the State is something 
which must touch the 
depths in every patriotic 
American. Such a memo- 
rial will be the Stadium." 




C. J. ROTHGEB, '04 
"The proposed Memorial 
Stadium and Recreation 
Field has aroused my 
interest in Illinois to an 
even more intense degree 
than it was when I was an 



undergraduate and that 
ii going some.'" 




E. B. (Shorty) 
RIGHTER, '10 

"/ believe that the grandest 
thing the alumni can do to 
further the success of the 
great Memorial Stadium 
is to open their hearts and 
their pocketbooks ." 




WILLIAM F. SLATER. 

'94 

"The Stadium, a memorial 
to the boys who made the 
'Great Sacrifice. ' deserves 



loyalty." 



uppo, 



and 




A. P. MCDONALD. '16 

"At last we have some- 
thing big enough to meas- 
ure up to the calibre of 
George Huff a Stadium.'" 




BASIL BENNETT. '18 

"The Stadium would be 
a great influence in at- 
tracting men into athlet- 
ics. It would develop 
more competition and give 
everyone a chance. Every- 
one should push the drive 
and give his mite." 




SEVEN THOUSAND YOUNG 
EYES ARE UPON YOU, MR, I LLIN 1 ! 



Merle J. Trees, '07, ivas Phi Delta Theta, 
Phoenix, Civil Engineering Club, University 
Band, and on the class football team in his 
undergraduate days. When he graduated, he 
became a foreman with the Foundry Griffin 
Wheel Company. Soon after, he went with the 
Chicago Bridge and Iron Works and rose 
until today he is V ice-President. He is a 
member of the Western Society of Engineers, 
the Chicago Engineers Club, the University 
Club of Chicago, the Chicago Illini Club, the 
New York Engineers Club, the A. S. C. E., 
and is President of the National Railroad 
Appliances Association. 

To All Illini Everywhere: 

You read "The Story of the Stadium" with many and mixed emotions. Among 
them surely is a poignant feeling of regret that the student body of which you 
were a part did not have the opportunity for such an achievement. 

But your opportunity is at hand. 

Yours is the high privilege today of carrying to a successful conclusion the 
Stadium campaign so well begun by the students last Spring. 

Seven thousand young eyes are upon you, Mr. Illini; seven thousand young 
hearts and minds eagerly await your cooperation and support. 

Their spirit has electrified the public mind with confident expectations as to 
what you will do. 

In every state in the Union, and in foreign countries, college men know about 
this great Stadium project. They are looking forward to the day when it becomes 
a reality. 

You will make that day. 

You have the Illini heart, the Illini spirit. 

To that heart and spirit, as President of the Alumni Association, I now appeal. 

Let's get together and 

''''Build That Stadium for Fighting Illini!" 

Loyally yours, 




President, University of Illinois Alumni Association. 



" I AM BUYING $1O 000 WORTH OF HAP- 
PINESS-KOBEKT E CAKK 




Robert F. Carr, '93, was president 
of his freshman class, a Major in 
the U. S. Army during the war, 
Trustee of the University 1915-21, 
and president of the Dearborn Drug 
y Chemical Works of Chicago 
since 1906 



'T HAVE found that I share most things with other people, that the things 
JL I do not share are not as enjoyable as the others. 

"Pleasure in life to me does not consist of a one-seat automobile, a 
one-person house or a one-meal table. If I have a beautiful home, I want 
others to appreciate and enjoy its beauty. If I have a car, I want others to 
share its convenience and comfort. If there is good food at my table, I 
want the pleasure of good company with it. 

"When I pledge $10,000 to the Stadium, I am doing it, in a way, 
selfishly. It is a most profitable investment in happiness. 

"I am sharing a great thing with a vast number of people. I shall be 
able to point to that beautiful structure with a certain sense of proprietor- 
ship. I shall be able to feel that I was substantially a factor in making 
the Stadium an actuality. I should rather have my modest share in that 
great memorial than have a large share in a lesser thing. 

"I have talked to other men about things of this kind. I have asked 
them what their feelings are about making financial contributions. 
Those among them who have given with any degree of generosity have told 
me invariably that they have never done anything which they regretted 
less. All of them enthusiastically insisted that every year brings a new 
sense of gladness that they helped, and a new sense of satisfaction that 
they are a part of a larger and greater movement than any one man can 
contain within himself. 

"I believe I can say quite sincerely that when I pledge $10,000 to the 
Stadium I am buying $10,000 worth of happiness." 



"WHEN I PLEDGED $1OOO 1 WAS 
THINKJNC OF HOMECOMING, 
-ALBERT MOHf\ 




Albert Mohr has three sons in the 
University Joseph, '21, who has been 
track manager and football manager; 
Albert,' 22, All-Western football guard; 
and Louis, '23, baseball pitcher 




'T AM not an alumnus of the University of Illinois. My only claim to a 
J. connection is that I live in the State and that my three sons attended 
the University. But I feel very close to the heart of the alma mater of 
my sons as close, I am sure, as any alumnus. 

"I have attended the Homecomings regularly for years, and I have 
never failed to find a renewing of my youth and a brighter outlook on life. 

"When I heard about the Stadium, I pledged $1,000. I made this 
pledge for various reasons, but one of them, perhaps the foremost, was 
the picture in my mind of the Homecoming football game in 1924, the 
first year when the Stadium will have been built. 

"I could see myself standing, a tiny figure against the massive towers of 
the Stadium, with my sons and friends. I could see myself looking up, up, 
up at the great graceful white bulk of the greatest college stadium in 
America, and at a moment like that it is very good for one to know that he 
has a vital part in the whole affair. 

"I could see myself going through the honor court, examining, on the 
Doric columns, the inscriptions to the dead war heroes. I could see myself 
entering the great gates and mounting across vast tiers of seats to my 
special, reserved place always with my sons and with their friends 
and my friends. 

"It was such a vision mainly which made me so eager to pledge $1,000 
and which makes me now very glad, indeed, that I made that pledge." 




"OURILLINI MUSTWORKTOGETHERAS 
THEY HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE" 
says SENATOR WILLIAM B.McKINLEY 

IN THE great Memorial Stadium and Recreation Field projected for 
our campus I see the beginning of greater glory and finer loyalty for 
old Illinois. 

"If we are to have a Stadium worthy of our class sportsmanship 
and our athletic prowess; if we are to have a Memorial symbolic of 
the courage and loyalty and devotion of our men and women, our Illini 
must stand together and work together as they have never done before. 
The project demands our loyal, united support. 

"This movement heralds the dawn of a new day, when every alumnus 
shall feel his deep obligation to his alma mater and realize his own indi- 
vidual responsibility for her continued progress and greater usefulness. 
The movement expresses the conviction of our people that we must pro- 
vide for the development of sound healthy bodies to nurture sound 

healthy minds." 

WILLIAM B. MCKINLEY, 76 




'A FITTING TESTIMONIAL 

OF AFFECTION "says 
GOVERNOR LEN SMALL 

" r I ^HE great institution of learning 
_L maintained by the State of Illinois 
at Urbana is to be enriched and aug- 
mented by the erection of a magnificent 
Stadium and Recreation Field, the gift 
of the alumni of the University. 

"The University of Illinois ranks 
among the first in the United States, 
and it is contemplated that the pro- 
posed arena for athletics and sports 
shall also take first place among the 
stadia of the country. 

"The people of Illinois may take 
great pride in a memorial so mag- 
nificent, so dignified and yet so fraught 
with rich life and vigor for the youth 
of today and tomorrow. The promi- 
nent place which our University has 
won in the athletic world is, I believe, 
a true indication of the vitality which 
is characteristic of our State. This 
gift is a generous and fitting testi- 
monial of the affection in which the 
graduates hold their alma mater." 

LEN SMALL. 




'ASTADIUMWILLBEA 

FINETHING^SENATOR 

MEDILLMcCORMICK. 

A GREAT Memorial Stadium and 
Recreation Field at our State Uni- 
versity will surely be a fine thing. 

"I am proud of our University, and 
I hope that everything essential to 
her work in developing and training 
our youth to its highest usefulness and 
efficiency may be provided. I firmly 
believe that carefully supervised ath- 
letic training is as essential as intel- 
lectual or manual training. 

"Everywhere in our land great 
stadiums are being built. They are a 
material expression of our national 
zest and joy in clean, healthful athletic 
competition. On the campus of the 
University of Illinois, the Stadium 
movement should attain its climactic 
development in a temple of incom- 
parable beauty and dignity, a monu- 
mental structure which will be a 
wonderful Stadium, a worthy memo- 
rial, and a significant symbol of Illini 
loyalty and courage all in one!" 

MEDILL McCoRMiCK. 




'THE PROPOSALTO ERECT 

ASTADIUM SHOULD 

COMMEND ITSELF TO 

EVERY ILLINOISAN" 

says EX-GOVERN OR 

EDWARD F. DUNNE 

" r I ^HE proposal to erect a Memorial 
_L Stadium dedicated to the memory 
of the Illinois dead in the World War 
is one which should commend itself to 
every Illinoisan, and particularly to the 
students and alumni of our great Uni- 
versity. As outlined, the program will 
furnish to our University one of the 
greatest, if not the greatest, Stadium 
and athletic fields in the world. The 
students of the University have already 
shown a magnificent spirit in subscrib- 
ing seven hundred thousand dollars to 
the total of two million needed for the 
completion of this noble enterprise. I 
have not the slightest doubt but that 
the alumni and friends of the Univer- 
sity throughout the state and nation 
will do their part within the next few 
weeks in completing a subscription of 
two million. As designed, this Stadium 
will not only furnish badly needed 




"I SINCERELY HOPE THAT 

THIS NOBLE CONCEPTION 

SOON MAY BECOME AN 

ACCOMPLISHED FACT," 

says EX- GOVERNOR 

FRANK O. LOWDEN 

" r I ^HE great institution of learning 
_L maintained by the State of Illinois 
at Urbana is to be enriched and aug- 
mented by the erection of a magnifi- 
cent Stadium and Recreation Field, 
the gift of the alumni of the Uni- 
versity. The University of Illinois 
ranks among the first in the United 
States, and it is contemplated that 
the proposed arena for athletics and 
sports shall also take first place among 
the stadia of the country. This gift 
is a generous and fitting testimonial 
of the affection in which the graduates 
hold their alma mater." 

FRANK O. LOWDEN. 

facilities for athletics in the University, 
but will establish a monument to the 
patriotism of Illinois to which every 
Illinoisan can point with pride." 

EDWARD F. DUNNE. 



THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE IS SIMPLE 
AND CONVENIENT 

YOU don't pay a cent until January 1, 1922. Then, if you have sub- 
scribed the regular quota, which is $100, you have 2 1 A years in which 
to pay. The payments will be due every 6 months, on January 1 and July 
1 of each year, ending on July 1, 1924. Each payment will be $20. 

If you have subscribed $200, which is the honor quota, you have 5 
years in which to pay. The payments will be due likewise every 6 months. 
Each payment will be $20. The last payment will come on July 1, 1926. 

If you have subscribed more than $200, you pay one-tenth of your 
total subscription every 6 months for 5 years. Do not send the Athletic 
Association a check or money in any form. You will be called on by 
alumni who are voluntary solicitors and you will be given cards to sign. 
If you live far from an Illini organization, you will receive cards in the 
mail. When you sign these cards, you will get a receipt. That is all you 
have to do until January 1, 1922, when the first payment is due. 

With each $100 pledge you receive an option on one good seat in 
the Stadium for 10 years, or on 2 good seats for 5 years. As your sub- 
scription increases, the number of seat options increases in the same 
ratio. A $200 subscription entitles you to 2 seats for 10 years, or 4 seats 
for 5 years. And so on. 

Memorial columns may be subscribed for and dedicated to any 
Illini who died in the war. Such a subscription is fixed at $1,000. It 
entitles you to a bronze tablet on the column with your name inscribed 
upon it. It also entitles you to an option for 10 years on 20 seats, or for 
5 years on 40 seats. None of the options will be maintained longer than 
10 years. 

Please get out a pencil tonight. Reread this page carefully, and 
figure how much you can afford to subscribe to your alma mater for a 
memorial Stadium and recreation field. 

Do not, under the influence of your enthusiasm for your University, 
promise more than you are sure you can afford to give. Stadium sub- 
scriptions should be given with an untroubled mind. 

When you have gone over the figures carefully, make your decision, 
so that you will know exactly what to do when you are asked to build 
that Stadium for fighting Illini. 



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