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Eastern Alumnus Vol. 3 No. 4 (Spring 1950)

Eastern Illinois State College alumni newsletter magazine

Keywords: Eastern Illinois University,EIU,alumni news

The Eastern Alumnus Alumni President
Appoints Committees

Published in June, September, December and March by Eastern Illinois on Eastern Problems

State College, Charleston, Illinois At an executive meeting of the
Eastern Alumni Association held last
VOLUME 3 SPRING QUARTER, 1950 NUMBER 4 December 17, committees were auth-1
orized for study of four problems of
Entered May 14, 1947, as second class matter, at the post office at Char- concern to the college and to the
leston, Illinois, under authority of the act of Congress, August 24, 1912. Yearly alumni. Mrs. Jewell Emmerich Bau~
subscription rate $1.50; two years $2.25; three years $3.00. Renewals, $1.00 man, Association president, has
per year.
named the committees and expects to
STANLEY ELAM ----------------------------------- Editor
call meetings of each group on some
The Mary Jane Booth Library, to be dedicated at Eastern on convenient date before Alumni Day,
Saturday, May 27, is an inspirational building. May 27.

This picture conveys the lofty, beautiful character of the Most important of the committeej
named is one to study the probleJ4
catalogue room at the north entrance. It does not reveal the gen- of the relationship between the
teachers colleges and the code de-
erous use of color nor the fine workmanship of the stone masons, partments of the state governmeJ4
at Springfield. This group is expec1'
cabinet makers, and carpenters. ed to work closely with the Joint
For a description of the building, see lead story, page 3. Council of the five Illinois college4j
and universities for teacher educal
Joint Alumni ·Council Sets tion this year. The Council hopes to
focus attention on the need for sep-
Legislative Goals for 1951 aration of the Teachers Colle~
Board from the Department of Regiaf
Separation of TC Board from with the Superintendent of Public tration and Education.
Code Departments of Major Instruction as a non-voting member
Concern. without office. When this committee meets; it is
expected that they will call upo~
The Joint Alumni Council of the 4) Authority vested in the Teach- such men as Dr. Richard G. Brow
ers College Board to select its own head of the department of social sci-
five Alumni Associations centering officers and to hire a secretary. ence at Illinois State Normal Uni-
versity, and Dr. Orville Alexandel
at Normal, Northern, Western, 5) Classification of all non-academ- professor of social science at Sout
ic personnel of the teachers colleges ern Illinois University. Dr. Brow
Southern, and Eastern has drawn up under the same civil service system is the author of an article, "Let's
a set of goals for 1951 and loyal a- operated by the University of Illi- Have an Autonomous Teachers Col·
lumni are being asked to assist in nois, in an arrangement which paral- lege Board," appearing in the De·
reaching them (see adjoining arti- lels their present classification under cember, 1949, issue of Education To-
cle). the University Retirement System. day. Dr. Alexander, one of whos
titles is director of alumni servic
At an executive committee meeting 6) Assignment to the Teachers at Southern, led the fight to win in
in Springfield on February 19 the College Board of all its presently dependence for the university at Car
following legislative goals were stated powers, plus the authority to bondale, now under a separate boa
agreed upon: to use other architects than those Dr. Alexander is also a member o
provided by the State Division of the "Little Hoover Commission" o
1) A Teachers College Board sep- Architectural Engineering, if it re-organization of state governme
arated from the Department of Reg- chooses, and to fix tuition and a-
istration and Education. ward scholarships. The committee on an autonomo
board is composed of both alumni an
2) A relationship between the This means that the Council is faculty members, as follows: Mauri
Teachers College Board and the seeking to establish a fiscally and Foreman, Lewis Linder, Jack Au
State Department of Finance such politically independent Teachers Col- tin, Bruce Rardin, Mrs. L. S. Phip
as exists between public school lege Board, morally and legally re- Alexander Summers, Hugh Har
boards and township treasurers. sponsible to the people. As members wood, Everett Green, Luther Bla
of the Council pointed out in a con- Max Turner, Don Neal, Dr. Har
3 ) A Teachers College Board se- ference with Governor Stevenson Huber, Mrs. C. P. Young, Dr . Han
lected as at present and with present ford Tiffany, Mrs. Lee Lynch, Mi
terms of service, but without any (Continued on page 20) Helen Devinney, Otho Quick, D~
representation from the Department
of Reft'istration and Education, and (Continued on page 20)

Pi.G~ T\VO

Alumni·Do y·, Library Dedication Dote Set

New Building Fills Ceremonies to Be Held May 27;
Need Felt for Decades

Since the college first opened in Library Is Architect's Dream
l899, and until 1948, the library was
housed in the west end of Old .Main. By George Pratt, '51
,,\t the time of removal to temporary
uarters, the library consisted of two T he Mary Jane Booth Library will be formally dedicated on Satur-
day, May 27, when Miss Booth, librarian emeritus, cuts blue
oms on the south side of Old Main
·d two on the north side, giving a and gray ribbons at the main entrance. She will be the first person
tal floor space less than one-tenth officially to enter the building named in her honor.
at of the new building.
}{iss Mary J. Booth made this in- Said President Robert G. Buzzard, "The library is an archi-
de:iuate library function for over 40
ears, until she retired in 1945. She tect's dream come true in stone, plaster, brick and wood." Built
as succeeded by Dr. Roscoe
Schaupp, present head of the library. and equipped at a cost of about $2,125,000, the library is not only
l'housands of books, for all prac-
tical purposes out of circulation, were the newest but is one of the most complete and best equipped
stored in the tower of Old Main. It libraries in the State of Illinois.
was a situation which was to prove
The building is an electrician's doc-
·easingly unsatisfactory.
ln the fall of 1946, the first big this imperative as early as 1944, toral thesis. Using mostly neon and
wave of veterans hit the campus, as
it did thousands of campuses all over when Eastern's enrollment hit the cathode tube lighting, all forms of
the country. Enrollment quickly
doubled, then quadrupled its war- bottom of 300. In that year the complicated indirect and in-set light-
time figure.
The need not only for a new li- Twenty-Five Year Plan was adopted. ing have gone into the construction
btary but for a long-range overall
expansion program suddenly be- This plan will eventually double the of the building. Only an occasional
eame more than a need. It was now
an Imperative, one with which Presi- size and facilities of Eastern's cam- closet reveals a naked light bulb.
&nt Robert G. Buzzard was to apply
himself in dead earnest. pus. Heading the building list was On the main floor are the reserve
The State of Illinois had foreseen
provision for a new library, construc- and reference rooms, the delivery
Door to Learning
tion of which was to begin imme- room, a browsing room and a text-
Lobby at north library entrance
diately. The first appropriation made book exhibit room.

by the General Assembly proved in- Through the main entrance is the
sufficient to cover the cost of con- lobby. The walls slant sharply up-
struction, however, and reverted to ward high overhead to form a Gothic
the State. arch. From the ceiling hang two

At the next session of the General massive chandeliers. On either side

Assembly $2,039,000 were appropri- · of the lobby are recessed display

ated and the main contract let to the cases. These will contain Eastern's

Simmons Company of Decatur. trophys and awards.

In 1948, the cornerstone of the Passing through the lobby, one

Booth Library was laid. Meantime, enters a broader, more spacious

conditions at the old library had be- room. 'Phis is the huge delivery and

come intolerable. It was impossible catalog room. The high, vaulted ceil-

to serve some 1400 students efficient- ing forms a long Gothic arch, run-

ly with facilities planned for only ning east and west, at right angles

half that number. to the lobby. The ceilings of both

Relief came when the temporary are "antiqued" plaster, acieving an
library building was rushed to com- effect of wooden beams and supports.
This is the heart of the library.
pletion in the spring of 1948. A long,
rectangular building, it stands where Here are located the central desk,
from which all books leaving the li-
the old iris garden used to be.
brary are checked in and ·out, and
Classes were dismissed and stu- the index files and bulletin boards.
dents and faculty all pitched in to Expensive hand-carved oak trim is
carry the books from Old Main to used on the arch above the main desk.
An illuminated text (see cover) is set
the temporary building. The same
procedure will be used to move the beneath a colorful bas-relief of a
ship in full sail.
books again, this time to the new
library. This is planned for a date Behind the main desk are the
early in May, probably May 10. • stack rooms. These have shelf space

According to company officials, for 125,000 volumes. Including shelf
the building is one of the finest and space in the reference and reserve
most complete from the construction

standpoint in the State of Illinois. (Continued on next page)


(Continued from preceding page) ent library staff," said Dr. Roscoe a few steps from any point· in the
Schaupp, head 1ibrarian. There are building. Wherever there was a dead, ci total of about 148,000 vol- student assistant rooms for both space, it was made into a closet or
umes can be accommodated. At pres- men and girls. It is planned to keep service room. Wash basins, located
ent Eastern has about 68,000 volumes the library open on Saturday and in small closets, add to the comforU
in the temporary library. Sunday afternoons. facilities of the building.

Ceilings in the stack rooms are Opening off the catalog and de- While air conditioning is not built
only seven feet high, giving attend- livery room is the reserve room on into the library, it will be a very com-
ants easy access to all books. Each the west and the reference room on fo1·table building in summer. A cof-
stack has separately controlled light- the east. Each room, with a seating plex system of air cooling will be
ing. The three stack rooms have 38 eapacity of 200, occupies the entire used.
individual study carrels, each equip- length of the building.
ped with neon desk light and locker. Color and wood play an importa~
The stack rooms are connected by a Disturbing sound, a detriment in part in the library. Rubbed whitlll
servic.e elevator. any library, is kept to a minimum oak in natural finish is used lavishl.
in a number of ways. By putting the throughout the building. Panelin.
Books will be checked out by use central desk in a separate room, stu- and machine-carved woodwork is
of a machine. Students, after being dent!!: checking out books are less everywhere in evidence.
issued a special key at the beginning likely to disturb those who are
of the year, will check out a book in studying or reading. Most walkin~ Contrasting color schemes giv~
the following manner: surfaces are rubber tile, which is t'ach room a distinct personality. All
pracUcally noiseless. Asphalt tile is rooms are done in two or more colo•
The usual call slip will be made used in other places, as the stack tones, achieving a pleasing and har-
from the index file. card. This will be rooms, where noise is not such an monius effect. The designer uses thej
given to the attendant at the main important factor. Acoustical tile is color of the natural wood as a basisl
desk. She will place it in a pneumatic used extensively throughout the He then accents the color in the ceil-
tube, sending it to the appropriate building on walls and ceilings. ing or wall. Results range from a
level on which the book is stored. classic to an oak paneled drawinl
All light in the reading rooms is room effect, as in the browsing room.t
An attendant on that stack .level indirect ceiling light. Glare and
takes the call slip, finds the request- shadow is eliminated, making wall The browsing room is just off the
ed book and sends it to the desk by or table lamps unnecessary. reference room and opens dir ect.
means of a book lift. The student onto the lobby. Leaded windows adcl
then takes the card from the book, Students will sit in comfortable an antique touch to the room, whicl
places it in the machine and inserts dark red leather chairs at the study is almost completely wood paneled,
his key. This dates the card and tables. The wall opposite the windows
marks it with the student's assigned in the reserve room is painted sal- Here the student can find a boo
number. mon pink. This prevents glare when to suit his taste and a comforta
the rays of the early morning sun chair in which to sit. "This is not in-
The card is dropped into the desk slant in from the east windows. tended for a study room." Preside
slot and the key is kept for future Everything is planned for the utmost Buzzard said. "It is for 'just rea
use. Books may be returned at night comfort of the student. ing.' "
through a special slot in one of th.:
outside doors. A drinking fountain may be found Adjoining the reserve room is
textbook room. Here will be place
"We will have to enlarge our pres- examples of textbooks from th
various publishing houses. Thus
A Modern Library Is 'Auditory' Too student or teacher will be able to se
or select what is best or current i
A listening room for recorded music is one of the modern features of the his particular teaching field. It ha
new library. Three booths will be equipped with phonographs. watermelon pink walls and ceilin
giving the room a warm tone.
Also on . the first floor, which i
devoted to "going to school," ar

athree individual typing rooms, eac

furnished with service t ypewri
and a microfilm reader room. He
also is the head librarian's room an
the workroom in which incomi
books are sorted and marked, pre
;lratory to being placed on the per
manent stackroom shelves.

The lower floor, partially belo
ground level, is devoted to cult ur
and r ecreational inter est s. It
tains an auditorium, a library scien
classroom, a music room, audio-
ual facilities, a faculty-stud

(Continued on next page)

(tontinued from preceding page) 'Last Word' in Auditoriums
lounge, a checkroom and an art gal-

l)ccupying the partial third floor

are two seminar rooms, women li-

brarian's quarters and the third level

stack room. There is a Lincoln Roo;m,
reserved expressly for Lincoln lore.

A stone staircase leads to the

level from the lobby. The lower level

-ay be entered by a separate out-

•ide entrance, directly below the
D1ain floor entrance, or by a side


The auditorium has a radio, con-

cert and future television stage. It
will seat 154 persons in coral colored

theatre seats. It has a permanent

full-sized screen and both 16 and 32

D!illimeter projectors. Fuchsia car-

peting will cover the aisles; w?ite This auditorium, unfinished when the picture was taken, will seat up to
walnut paneled walls add to the rich- 200 persons. The stage is completely equipped for dramatic productions, there
ness of the room. is a booth for radio and television coverage, and at the rear is a projection
room for 16 and 32 millimeter movies.
J,ight is deflected down from a
specially designed ceiling. Even the

persons on stage will not be subject- painted in watermelon pink. Harry Lovelass P ublishes
ed to glare. For the speaker's conven- Bulletin on Guidance
i~nce, a powder room adjoins the A modern art gallery is something
stage by a separate entrance back- unique to the Booth Library. It is Dr. Harry Lovelass, '36, principal
stage. large enough to handle complete ex- of the University High school at Illi-
hibitions. Powerful light beams il- nois State Normal university, has
The checkroom, opposite the bot- luminate the display walls to day- just published a bulletin, "How to
tom of the staircase, will be manned light intensity. This is important, as Conduct the Study of the Guidance
by students, so that wraps can be paintings, executed in daylight, must Services of the School." The bulletin
..ken care of at all times. be viewed in tlie appropriate light to is being distributed by the State
see full color and detail of the art- Superintendent of Public Instruction.
.An audio-visual section, complete ist's work.
.nth projection testing room, ob- Dr. Lovelass had six years of ex-
~ation room and special storage At one end of the gallery is a perience in the public schools of the
shelves, will be at the disposal of Dr. lounge. Adjoining this is a tea room, state before going to Normal as a
l.rthur F. Brynes, director of audio- complete with kitchenette. This was professor of psychology in 1946.
tisual aids at Eastern. included, said President Buzzard, be-
cause art shows are usually of a so-
Only classroom in the building is cial nature.
the library science room. It includes
a new type of green, glareless "black- "It was our aim," President Buz-
board." zard continued, 'to erect on Eastern's
campus one beautiful and outstand-
In the northwest corner of the ing building, a building that would
lailding is a recorded music room. impress incoming freshmen with the
Built-in shelves with folding cabinet spirit of Eastern, one that alumni
doors will house record albums of would be especially proud of."
the world's great and near-great · In the Mary Jane Booth Library
music. Three individual listening · that goal has been achieved.
rooms, each accommodating four to
six persons, will enable students to
make the best possible use of the

music listening facilities. Mrs. Margaret Lumbrick Wilson, a Herb Wills, '52, is a familiar enter-
former student, is managing a dress tainer at Eastern State Club meet-
• A roomy faculty-student lounge shop in Shelbyville at present. Mrs. ings. Herb is a magician and memory
will furnish a place tO relax and talk. Wilson taught in Danville from 1930- wizard besides being a track star.
Smoking will be permitted in this 35 and in Decatur from 1939-44.
room. Free coffee will be served, es-
pecially during final exams, when Lewis Jenkins, a former student
lludents feel like "taking a break." who for many years taught in Jas-
Coffee will be funded by the Student per county schools; is now postmaster
Council. at West Liberty.

The library's telephone booth is


This happy team and coaching staff had just won a "State Championship" (see story). L. tor., rear-KatsimpalW
Johnson, Wilson, Glover, Soergel, Asst. Coach Rex Darling, Dr. Lantz, Coach Healey. Front-Doane, Andersol
DeMoulin, Patberg, Brauer.

Eastern Again Tops on Illinois Hardwood

By Bob Wheeler, '53 With an invitation to the Kansas championship form when they walttl
City Invitational Tournament in ed over the Duluth Branch of th
With six lettermen returning from their pockets, the Panthers raided University of Minnesota by a score of
a team that went all the way to the the big municipal auditorium just 66-56 at home.
quarter-finals of the 1949 NAIB before Christmas and brought home
championship tournament at Kansas the bacon in the form of a first place The Christmas holiday hexed the
City, the Panthers of Eastern last trophy. In their first game, the East- win streak momentarily as the Pan-
fall opened what was to be the most erners out-ran and out-scored Bald- thers bowed out of the Midwe•
successful basketball season in the win-Wallace of Berea, Ohio, in a Tournament at Terre Haute, Ind., i
history of the school in terms of high scoring affair, 86-83. This was the opening round. The Central Missl
won-lost percentages. the team that later beat Duquesne, ouri State Mules eliminated Easte
ranked fifth in the nation. In the by one point, 59-58.
The 1949-50 squad opened the final, Eastern whipped a big Regis
campaign against Oakland City col- team from Denver, 68-61. Regis was To make amends, the Blue an
lege with an 80 to 60 win, and finish- the 1949 runner-up in the national Gray sailed intO the opposition agai
ed it with an 80-68 loss to River Falls tournament at KC. and took seven consecutive win
Teachers college of Wisconsin in the Southern Illinois, a team that late
opening round of the 1950 NAIB na- Don Glover and John Wilson, the proved to be a "toughie," fell easi
tional championship tournament at "Paris Twins," led the bucket brig- 72-51. Then Ball State went do
Kansas City. Sandwiched between the ade in the first game, each tallying 73-56. Western was next on the lis
first and last games was a highly 26 points. Tom Katsimpalis carried and went back to Macomb on th
commendable record of 20 victories short end of a 62-53 count.
and four set-backs. off individual honors in the champ-
ionship game, however, as he amass- Normal proved to be an 81-41
Including the season opener with ed a total of 24. The annexation of push-over, and luckily so, for a "r
Oakland City, the Panthers captured the crown does not end with a trophy hot" game was expected next fro
their first six games. The home team only; the Panthers must prepare Millikin. The game lived up to a
soundly spanked Milwaukee Teach- themselves to defend their champ- expectations and a huge crowd sa
ers, 74-41, and then journeyed to De- ionship next December. Millikin stay on Eastern's tail u
catur to squeeze out a 60-59 victory until the last minutes. An impo
over James Millikin. The team next displayed their
(C6ntinued on next page)

(tontinued from preceding page) Eastern." It was. pound Nate DeLong, second highest
The next two games of the regu- scorer in the nation, and his River
factor in the win was Tom Katsim- Falls playmates were just too big for
palis' scoring splurge. "Tomkat" lar schedule, both of them conference a team whose tallest man was only
broke his own Health Education tilts, were tucked under the win belt 6'3''. River Falls controlled both
.ilding gym scoring record of 32 without much trouble as Normal took bankboards and pulled out an 80-68
points by exploding for 35. After the it on the chin there 81-72. Northern win. The game was not a walkaway,
also received a good old-fashioned for the home town boys were within
me someone remarked that "Tom Eastern shellacking 74-57. The big three points of the Wisconsin team
took his first seven shots from eight issue the night of the Northern game with less than three minutes re-
~ferent positions." The final score was not, "Can Eastern beat North- maining, but the rally was halted at
ern?" but "Can Southern beat West- that point.
was 82-71. ern?" The standings in the confer-
ence were such that a Southern vic- Eastern's effectiveness as a team
Northern didn't give the Eastern tory, combined with an Eastern win, depended largely upon expert shoot-
quad much trouble even at DeKalb, would throw the IIAC into a three- ing, fine conditioning, and the clever-
nd the boys came home with a 64- way tie for first place. That is just ly manipulated Healey system of
the way things turned out, and the fast-break, scree~ and block. The
~ictory. deadlock presented the problem of a team lacked both height and weight.
playoff to decide the Illinois repre- Big factors were the .342 scoring per-
In an attempt to give his starting sentative at the NAIB tournament at centage from the field and a percen-
've a slight rest for the coming In- Kansas City. tage of .74 at the free throw line,
'ana State game, Coach William A. giving Eastern second place in the
Sealey started his second string A post-season benefit preceded the latter department among small col-
gainst a Concordia outfit known to playoff. Playing at Paris, the Hea- leges of the U. S. Each member of the
e good but not expected to be in- leymen avenged the defeat suffered starting five hit between 70 and 80
pired. The strategy backfired when in the Midwest Tournament by sub- percent of his free throws.
merging Central Missouri with an
ncordia displayed a sound attack explosive attack producing 92 points, The 1949-50 season was good to
t moved them into a substantial a number that made Central's 64 Eastern basketball not only from a
d over the reserves. When the first tallies unquestionably insufficient. team standpoint, but also from an in-
m entered the game they were dividual point of view.
ushed to the wire to close the gap The Illinois District of NAIB com-
ause of the control ball system mittee, meeting in Springfield, voted Tom Katsimpalis, the 6'3" center,
used by Concordia~ A basket in the to hold the playoff at Eastern's set individual scoring records for the
last four seconds by Don Glover gave Health Education gym. Millikin, season and for a single game. "Tom-
the Panthers two points more than champion of the Little Nine confer- kat" held a sparkling 18.9 point per
their opponents, however, and result- ence, participated in the four team game average and amassed a 26
ed in the 59-57 victory. tourney including the three co- game total of 489 points, bettering
champions of the IIAC. John Wilson's 1949 record of 435 by
flayed out by the rugged schedule 54 points.
in which five games came within On the first night Southern elimi-
~ght days, the Panthers dropped the nated Western in a close game. East- John Wilson's play deserves the
11ext two away-from-home contests. ern showed the offensive form that highest praise. National recognition
•diana State, the team which event- had carried them through 23 games came to the modest Paris junior with
ually took the NAIB championship, with only four defeats during the his receipt of the first Emil Liston
hnded the Blue and Gray a 66-59 regular season, running over Milli- Memorial Award of $300, bestowed
loss at Terre Haute and Southern kin 88-69. by officials of the NAIB upon the
llinois university gave them a 66- outstanding college junior partici-
61 setback at Carbondale. Things were not so easy the next pating in the tournament. In six
night, however, when Eastern clash- games played before the KC crowds,
In a hard-played return bout with ed with Southern for the state title. Wilson has averaged better than 20
lidiana State, Eastern came through The Maroons came up with an effec- points. In the scoring column he sur-
with a well-deserved win, 68-63; and tive defense and an unexpectedly passed his own record of last year
in another return engagement at St. good offense, chiefly in the person by scorching the strings for 448
Louis, the Panthers beat Concordia of Tom Millikin, and gave the Pan- markers.
65-56. Shurtleff college of the Pio- thers their toughest home floor op-
neer league didn't present much dif- position of the season. After the lead Don Glover was tops in the estima-
ficulty either, as they bowed out had changed hands 17 times during tion of his teammates. He won the
71-51. the contest, Eastern emerged with a vote for "most ·valuable" player on
two point victory margin, 54-52. the team for the second time in his
The team then traveled to Macomb, Scores by the pressure players- Wil- college career. Don was first honored
Where they met Western, then lead- son, Katsimpalis, and Glover- iced by his fellows with the award during
ing the IIAC. The Panthers picked the game. It was the twentieth con- his freshman year.
a ~ighty poor time to hit a frigid secutive home floor victory.
streak, but they did and were soutldly With the word "freshman" still
beaten, 73-50. It" was the only severe Making their third appearance hot on the pen, the name Jim Johnson
lacing they took all season. Ray De- at Kansas City for the National As- must be brought into the limelight.
Moulin with 12 points led the East- sociation of Intercollegiate Basket- Jim is the only freshman in the his-
ern offensive showing for the only ball tournament in four years, the
time during the entire season. Some- Easterners found that the 6'8", 225 (Continued on next page)
one revived one of Ray's pre-season
ltedictions: "If I'm ever high scorer PAGE SEVEN
for the team, it'll be a sad . day for

(Continued from preceding page) Freshman Stars Brighten

tory of basketball at Eastern to start O'Brien's Track· Prospects
every game. He had little trouble
getting into the swing of things, and Coach Maynard (Pat) O'Brien the quarter in 49 seconds flat. He has
was a very dependable scorer and looks forward to a more successful starred in cross country and baskeW
rebounder. Jim, an Indiana boy, put track season at Eastern than has ball as a freshman at Eastern. Oth~
his best offensive effort against been the case for some years, de- freshmen who have already proveq
a home state school, Indiana State, spite the loss of his 1949 high point themselves are Glenn Curtis of
as he bucketed 24 points, including men, Neal Hudson and LeeRoy La- Paris, who won ·several cross country
eight free throws in as many tries. Rose, by graduation. races last fall and was third in the
state high school half last year; Bob
Ray DeMoulin, the only senior on O'Brien's optimism stems from the Scott of Wheaton, a member of the
the squad, should receive some sort fact that a number of prom1smg Eastern cross country team and fiftb
of award for his "coach in action" freshmen are working out with seven in the high school mile last spring;
work. Ray, a great playmaker, was lettermen. In all, 48 track and field and Jack Sims of St. Elmo, a front
the boy to whom the te·am looked candidates have reported and the rank cross country runner.
when the going really got tough. He team is pointed toward the opening
could always control the offensive meet, to be held on Eastern's new Bolstering the field unit hard hit
tempo for best results. A fine stu- track in Charleston on April 6, with by the loss of Hudson and LaRo~
dent and leader (he was president of Washington university of St. Louis are Ted Ellis and Fred Crawford of
the Men's Union this year), Ray furnishing the opposition. Danville; Frank Knox of Indianl
should have a great coaching career. apolis; and Harold McCoy of Casej
Among outstanding newcomers is EUis was Big Twelve champion in
C. J. Doane, a junior from Coving- Jim Johnson, Indiana high school the high jump and has gone 6'3~.
ton, Ind., and another freshman, Nor- champion when he ran for Brazil Crawford was the Big Twelve pole
man Patberg, Potomac, carried the several years ago. Johnson has run vault champion. Knox was Indiatl
brunt of replacement duty. One of apolis city shot put champion. Mc~
the most promising freshman pros- would form a superlative guard Coy holds the Indiana college con_.
pects, Max Wilson of Paris, a co:usin combination. Without a good big boy ference record with a broad jump of
of John, showed ability at the outset to keep the team in a game when 22 feet. He is the only uppercla
but an eye infection forced him to their shooting is off form, however, man of the group.
drop out early in the season. He alumni should not expect too much
shared in receipts of the Paris benefit of the Panthers. (Continued on next page)
and the eye is now responding to ex-
pensive hospital treatment. Max Pretty Pantherettes Pack Punch, Too
hopes to return next fall.
Teamwork wasn't limited to the ball-handlers in Eastern's most succe
Other boys who saw action with ful year, as this picture shows.
the varsity were Ken Brauer, a
sophomore from Altamont; Bill El-
der, a junior from Toledo; J. D. An-
derson, a sophomore from Collins-
ville; Pat Voyles, a freshman from
Albion; Ed Soergel, a sophomore
from Skokie; and Frank Pitol, a jun-
ior from Collinsville.

With the addition of two Michigan
schools to the conference, the sched-
ule for next year will have some
longer trips for the team. Also ten-
tatively included in the schedule for
next year w-ill be games with Bald-
win-Wallace in Ohio and Regis at

With their more attractive sched-
ule, plus the fact that the team will
be intact with the ElXception of one
man, an excellent season is in pros-
pect for 1950-51. Coach Healey will
be under pressure to continue his
program of one fewer defeats each
year. His 1947 team lost eight, the
1948 team lost seven, the 1949 team
six, and the 1950 edition only five.

With a big pivot-man, Katsimpalis
and Wilson would make a deadly for-
ward wall and Glover and Johnson


(tontinued from preceding page) Lantz Hopes for Third Hardball

lt,ettermen are Bill Schouten of Championship 1n Four Years
Charleston, half mile; Vern Wagner
of !Bridgeport, discus and broad Charles P. Lantz, athletic director Fo rty Years at Eastern
jumP; Jack Howell of Downers and baseball coach, faces the problem
Grove, quarter and broad jump; Ger- of cutting a squad of 90 baseball
ald Ray of Casey, pole vault; Herb aspirants to a workable group be-.
Wills of Downers Grove, distance; fore the first of 16 games scheduled
Dick Kimball of Charleston, sprints; for the season, which begins April
pd Roy Klay, hurdles. 4 with Winona Teachers of Minne-
sota furnishing the opposition.
lastern's hopes for a championship
111ile relay team are bolstered by the Lantz has eleven lettermen back Dr. C. P. Lantz, above, is in his
performance of two other freshmen from the 1949 Illinois Intercollegiate 40th year at Eastern and again
who will team with Johnson. They Athletic conference championship . coaches baseball, his favorite sport.
are Cliff Nugent, a standout at Ur- team, but lost his most effective Eastern teams have won the hardball
bana, and Don Siegel of Skokie. twirler, Wes Hilligoss, now teaching IIAC title twice in three years.
art at Springfield. Although there
~mong other candidates in the are 19 pitchers competing for first Breese; Osler Stephens, Mattoon;
sprints are Gus Abney of Kankakee, string berths, only three are letter- Howard Edinger, ~arrisburg; Loren
Don Duez of Moweaqua, John Hughs winners. They are Kenny Grubb of Pixley, West Salem; Darrell Mack,
of Oakwood, Morris Jacobs of Al- Kankakee, Jules DeBouck of Man- Nokomis; Bob Grove, St. Charles;
bion, and Bob Zeigel of Charleston. teno, and Ray DeMoulin of Decatur. William Myers, Moweaqua; Don
liddle distance candidates are Paul DeMoulin, picked most valuable in Rogers, Hillsboro; Earl Shism, Car-
Arnold of Charleston, George Mer- 1948, is doubtful of having a good linville; John McDevitt, Effing-
mimac of Ford, Paul Roosevelt of season. He suffered from a sore arm ham; Paul Foreman, Charleston; Jack
Albion, Carl Shew of Palestine, Bill all last season and never finished a Payan, Markham; Bill Balch, Beecher
Strater of Ivesdale, and Joe Henne- game. City; Bill Allen, Potomac; Harry
berry of Bethany. Kirchner, Sullivan; Loren Blaase;
Non-lettermen hopeful of pitching Tuscola; Tom Kirkwood, Lawrence-
[>istance men include Dick Rude assignments are Bill Leeming, Sko- ville; Terry Allen, Charleston; Em-
of ~attoon, Charles Harper of Stew- kie; Alvin Moeller, Mascoutah; Bob mett Perry, Springfield; and Ed
ardson, Lloyd Lance of Ellery, and Nippe, Strasburg; Clyde Nealy, Ed- Vogt, Markham.
Bob White of Sullivan. wardsville; Bill Layman, Casey; El-
mer Shull, Flat Rock; Joe Patridge, Lettermen in the outfield are J. D.
tiurdlers are Stan Cornelison of ·Areola; Jimmy Pinkstaff, Altamont; Anderson, ·collinsville; Virgil Sweet,
Paxton, Allan Rodgers of Albion, Walt Radulovich, Benld, Don Brum- Covington, Ind.; and Earl Benoche,
Howard Siegel of Skokie, and Ellis. leve, Washington, D. C.; Marvin Ben- Bredley. Candidates include Lyle
Pole vaulters include ·Don Hender- nett, Rardin; Ed Soergel of Glen- Button, Midlothian; Gene Libert,
son of Newman and Jim Greathouse view; and Dorris Winkler of India- Westville; Bill Edinger, Michigan
of Mt. Carmel. High jumpers include nofa. Winkler is the only left-hander City, Ind.; Les Rushing, Sullivan;
Don McGinni& of Danville and Foster on the squad. Milt Schonebaum of Ralph Beals, Stewardson; John Sim-
i)mpbell of Paris. Broad jumpers Danville, a letter-winner who pitched mons, Rossville; Glen Radloff, Stras-
not mentioned are Campbell and last year, is a first base aspirant this burg; Howard Borman, Carlinville;
aoward Siegel. season. Jack Schaefer, Olney; Charles Smith,
Midlothian; and Hiro Kawachi, Hood
Weightrn.en striving for squad In Aaron Gray of Kankakee and River, Ore.
asitions are Gerald Ferguson of Bob Alexander of Mascoutah Lantz
Mattoon, Frank Pitol of Collinsville, has two first rate receivers who have Eastern will play for the first time
Don Richardson of Bridgeport, Ed lettered twice. Recruits include Dick this year on the new Lincoln Field
•chanan of Amboy, Dennis Greg- Reynolds of Charleston; Thomas Ul- diamond.
ory of Charleston, Tom Hartley of mer, Strasburg; Bill Strater, Ives-
9arleston, and Dwayne Roe of dale; Jerry Masoner, Beecher City;
and Sam Bliss of St. Elmo.
In addition to the schedule of Veteran infielders include Bill
Crum, shortstop and leading hitter
IDeets below are two for which dates from Mt. Carmel; and Jack Whitson,
have not been definitely set. These 1949 "most valuable" at third base.
will be held with James Millikin of Whitson is from Westfield. Lantz
Decatur and Northern T·eachers of will have to replace second-sacker
leKalb. The DeKalb meet will pro- Leon Slovikoskit and first-baseman
bably be held here May 20. Art Glad, who graduated, from the
following aspirants: Verlon Cum-
April 6 - Washington university, mins, Paris; Charles Weirich,

April 22-Normal, there
April 29- Southern, here
May 6-Ball State, here
'May 10-Indiana State, here
May 27-Conference meet at Nor-



Portrait of on Alumnus

Mervin Chester Baker, '.fO

"Well, we didn't make it, but we'll where he won six more. 29 won, seven lost. His worst year
Highlight of his college career, ac- was 1947-48, when the victory maN
try again. Collinsville has a fine gin was 15-12. Last year Merve saw
cording to Merve, was being voted a good team on the way when he won
club. I'll get there one of these the most popular athlete in 1939. The 18 and lost only seven.
award was presented by President R.
years." G. Buzzard and, cool though he is, Merve described the 1949-50 teanl
that occasion gave Merve the per- this way: "We were very small; just
Those three sentences, written by spiring jitters. one boy was a shade over six feet.
Mervin Chester Baker, '40, are good But it was the best shooting and ballt
keys to his character. They were Other big thrills were winning the handling club I've ever coached.
written after his team's defeat by state golfing championship one year
Collinsville in the finals of a sec- and throwing three touchdown passes "In the much-discussed Beaumo•
tional tournament deciding one of against Carbondale in 1939, when (St. Louis) game we controlled the
Illinois' "Sweet Sixteen" basketball Eastern won five of eight football ball about 29 of the 32 minutes. I'd
teams. Although rated among the games. Eastern won over Southern 19- hate to go through that again. We
ten best in the state on the basis of 0. It was Merve's senior year and the beat them 12-8. We took seven shots
a 26-1 record, Baker's Dupo high "Warbler" credited smart quarter- and made four baskets.
team lacked the height to beat Col- backing by Merve and his good punt-
linsville, an eventual semi-finalist in ing and passing with much of the "During the regular season we
the state tournament. team's success. we won 14 straight coiiference gam~
and had a 20 game winning strea•
His remarks indicate that Merve is Athletic Director C. P. Lantz says This team was rated by both A. P.
more of a philosopher than most of Merve as a college athlete: "He and U. P. during the year. It pr~
coaches; he has that "never say die" was a little small in football and duced the best record in the histoil
spirit; he is a true sportsman, al- basketball, but he was one of the best of the school. We didn't lose a gam~
ways ready to give the other :(ellow all-around athletes I've ever coached. on the home floor. We won the co~
credit; and he's optimistic about the He was good in all sports he tried, ference, an invitational tourname
future. but was probably best in golf; where (beating Beaumont in the final81),
perfect coordination and coolness are won the Belleville regional, the
Besides all that, he rates as one prime factors. I remember that as a took a beating from Collinsville in
of the most canny young coaches in kid Merve used to come out and shag the finals of the sectional. It woul
the State of Illinois and has one of flies during college baseball practice. have been a great team with just a
the best all-time records. In the seven He was preparing then for the time little size.
years he has spent in the toughest when he would star on the college
racket of the teaching field, Baker- baseball team." "Nine of my first twelve will
coached teams have won 163 basket- back next year, so I'm hoping."
ball games while losing 48. That's Baker did his first coaching at
a highly respectable .7.72 average. Findlay high school, where he won Eastern, who also had a good rec
31 and lost only four. At Bradley the ord this year, hopes that. MerVtl
Harking back to the late thirties, next year he won 24 and lost only six. can do the thing that no .alumnus ha~
we find that Merve established a At first he didn't coach basketball at done since 1914: take a team through
few records as an athlete, too. He Dupo. Then in 1945-46 he took charge t he Illinois High School champi
won 13 letters and a monogrammed of the team and made a record of ship grind. David 0. Kime*, '12, di
blanket at Eastern. The latter are 20 won, 10 lost. The next year it was it in 1914 with the Hillsboro teaxn4
given only to four-sport letter win-
ners. He won three letters at Char- *Mr. Kime is now president
leston high before transferring to TC, Western Union College, LeMars,


Keeping in touch • • •

Class of 1901 City for the past year. Mr. Geyer is Class of 1915
a professor of education.
tfartha Wiley Davis Duell, '01, has Julian Piper Anderson, '15, sends
1>een unable to walk since breaking Class of 1908 a correction for the Alumni Direct-
her hip in June of 1948. Her husband, Ezra Oren Bottenfield, '08, writes ory. His oldest son, Charles, was
that he recently retired after 43 erroneously listed as deceased.
uY Duell, died in March of 1948. years of teaching. His addres is 616
She lives at 2152 E. Decatur St., Union St., Champaign, Ill. Nellie Allison Balch, '15 (Mrs.
Maurice Hampton), reports that her
ecatur, Ill. Class of 1909 son, Robert, graduated from the Uni-
versity of Rochester and is now con- ·
Class of 1903 Chester Hume, '09, writes that he nected with the First National Bank
is "busy doing nothing." of Chicago. Her daughter, Nancy, is
!Martha Josephine Harker, '03 a freshman at Eastern.
(Mrs. Charles S. Stewart), reports Fern Funkhouser, '09, brings the
that she has two · grandchildren. Register up to date by informing the Class of 1916
Roxane is a daughter of John S. Alumni Office that she married Hu-
Stewart and Charles is the son of bert Hill in 1933. She lives near Herman Lloyd Cooper, '16, is now
Charles S. Stewart, Jr. Lerna. in business for himself. He and Mrs.
Cooper, the former Bernice Martha
Class qf 1904 Class of 1912 Corzine, '15, live at 217 S. East Ave.,
Edna May Hedrick, '12, was re- Oak Park, Ill.
David M.. Dewhirst, '04, is a mem- cently promoted to dean of women
at Cleary coll_ege, Ypsilanti, Mich., Myrtle Lou Craft, '16 (Mrs. Frank
ber of the firm of Myers and Dew- where she had been teaching English. C. Ayres), and her husband are
'11irst at Maroa, Ill., engaged in the re- Christian Science practitioners in In-
tail lumber business. Class of 1913 dianapolis. They live at 7986 College
J. E. Hill, '13, is director of state Ave.
Class of 1905 vocational agriculture in Illinois,
with headquarters in Springfield. William Benton Bunn, '16, Cham-
rosephine Honn Sherman, '05, is Mabel Mary Furness, '13 (Mrs. paign County farm adviser, was re-
anaging an apartment building at John Merkwa), sends word that her cently listed in "Who's Who in Chi-
9sadena, Calif. husband died on February 24, 1950. cago and Illinois."
She is living at Rural Route 4, Box
Edward Franklin Honn, '05, has re- 618, Grants Pass, Ore. E. L. Alexander, '16, superintend-
tired after 51 years of teaching. He ent of Edwardsville, Ill., schools, has
is living at 4812 Saloma, Van Nuys, been elected president of the Illinois
Fayette Picks Maurice Wilson for 150- 151 Prexy
Class of 1906
Outgoing officers of the Fayette Count y Eastern State Club stand bee..
Minnie Lucille Evans, '06 (Mrs. hind in-coming group elected at the March 14 meeting in Vandalia. Rear,
Earl E. Rosenberry), formerly super- 1. to r.-Miss Helen Barr, Miss Gertrude Leigh, and Mrs. Irene Bolt Burrus.
atendent of the elementary district, Seated-Jack Ulery, vice-president; Maurice Wilson, president; Mrs. Nettie
Garvey, Calif., is now retired. Bingham, secretary-treasurer.

Christina Dunbar, '06 (Mrs. Ar- PAGE E LEVE N
ther E. Sauer), reports membership
in the D. A. R. She is also a charter
llember of the P. E. 0. Sisterhood.

Mildred Faris, '06 (Mrs. Rupert
R. Barkley), has retired from teach-
ing in Chicago and is living in Casey.
Her husband is postmaster in Casey.

Class of 1907

Lena Hamill, '07 (Mrs. Charles H.
Slack), writes from Grandfield,
Okla., to correct the spelling of
lamill in the Alumni ~egister.

Myrtle Cruzan Geyer, '07, for many
Jears professor of English at the
Univer sity of Chicago, is now acting
as a literary consultant for writers
all over the country, giving a special
college course for potential writers,
and -writing a book on the techniques
of fiction. Her daughter Elizabeth,
24, has been director of public rela-
tions for J. C. U. F. in New York

Association of School Administrators Lloyd Elam to Lead Shelby Club Next Year
for the current year. Mr. Alexander's
daughter, Mrs. Shirley Grubb, is now
working full time in the placement
office at Eastern.

Marie Margaret Hartmann, '16
(Mrs. James Lee Kissinger), is now
an auditor for the Navy Regional
Accounts office in San Diego, Calif.

Class of 1917 "No kidding. It's going to be a boy," says Lloyd Elam, newly elected presi-
Mrs. H. F. Powell, the former dent of the Shelby County Eastern State Club. Mrs. Elam is the formef
Bonnie Pear1 Fortney, '17, will at- Martena Snearley, and she is no longer teaching for her principal-husband at
tend a world convention of the
Woman's Christian Temper an c e .Strasburg, for the above reason. Center, Margaret Lumbrick Wilson; left,
Union in Hastings, England, from
June 3 to 10. Ruth Heely Kirchhofer.
Miles C. Johnson), writes that she is Lorine Dodillet, '25 (Mrs. Franll
Leafy Pearl Demaree, '17, retired attending night classes at the Uni- Anderjeski), is completing her twent
from teaching in the Cleveland pub- versity of Toledo. She has been doing ty-fifth year as teacher of grade twd
lic schools this year. substitute teaching in the junior high in the Schiller school in Centralia, Ill.
schools in Toledo, 0., where she lives
Class of 1919 at 1720 W. Bancroft St. Sarah Hurst, '25, (Mrs. Ra:Y-moJt
Gaede) , is now teaching second gracl41
Edward Earl Hood, '19, made a Class of 1923 at Willow Hill, Ill.
trip tQ the West Coast last August.
He teaches at Evansville, Ind. Amelia Helen Hayes, '23 (Mrs. Leonara Adelaide Cofer. '25, is a
Ralston F. Derrougll), is now serv- lieutenant in the U. S. Navy. She is
Class of 1920 ing as deputy commissioner of the working in the special activities sec..
Champaign-Urbana Girl Scout Coun- tion of the Public Information Offic4
Martha Virginia Edman. '20, died cil. Third Naval District, N. Y.
on March 23, 1950, at her home in
Chicago. Miss Edman taught for Class of 1924 Class of 19-26
many years at Atchison, Kan., then
at Gary, Ind. For several years be- Thomas Mack Gilbert, '24, has Everett Lawrence Green, '26, is
fore her death she was employed by given up teaching for the sporting "working hard as usual." He is dea
a business firm in Chicago. goods business. ·He lives at 111 12th of boys and teaching mathematics a
St., Tempe, Ariz. Mattoon senior high school.
Class of 1921
Frank Keith Emery, '24, has moved Josephine Anna Moffett, '26 (Mr
Howard Duff Allison, '21, writes to Minneapolis. His new address . is Frederic Elmon Benton), has add
that he is completing his tenth year 4636 Upton Avenue South, Minne- a new leaflet to her list of publi
in his present position as principal apolis 10, Minn. tions. It is entitled "Oil for the Lam
of the high school at Atkinson, Ill. of the Spirit."
Alonzo Fremont Goldsmith, 13,
Verne Hart Barnes, '21, has been '24, writes from Findlay, Ohio, that Theodore Parsons Cavins,
active this year in the St. Louis his son Claude expects to enter East- writes that he "is proud to have
Chapter of the .American Camping as- ern next fall. Alonzo's address is 433 Eastern students on the staff a
sociation. He is teaching at the Col- W. Lima Street. Camp Mishawaka, George M.cD
linsville, Illinois High school. mott, waterfront director, and Bo
Virginia Ro8e Alexander, '24 (Mrs. Alexander, counselor."
Velma Jessie Hughes, '21 (Mrs. Hollis B. Brewer), was recently ap-
Melvin T. Rodda), is a registered pointed to the Casper Junior college Class of 1927
nurse in Gilman, Ill., where her hus- advisory board. She is co-owner of a
band is a dentist. She and her hus- hospital pharmacy at Casper, Wyo. Docia Marie Geffs, '27 (Mrs. G
band hope to attend Chicago Eastern Flick), has a son, ftdbert, now enroll
State Club meetings. Class of 1925 ed at Eastern. Mrs. Flick lives
Oblong, Ill.
Ione Flora Allison, '21, is the. wife Arthur Glenn Hesler, '25, is now
of John H. Jeffries, vice-president division sales manager for the Quak- Mrs. Fayma Bence Green. a for
and general manager of the Isbell er Oats company.
restaurants in Chicago. er student and wife of ·William I
Alice Bernadine Abell, '25 (Mrs.
Austin E. Edgington, '21, of York, L. W. Daly), is now printing estimat- Green, '27, expeetlJ 'her 'two -sons, W'
Pa., is the proud grandfather of twin or for the College Offset Press. She Iiam and John, to enroll at" ·Easte
girls born September 13, 1949. lives in Ridley Park, Pa. next year. Mr. Green is an ·instru ·
at the Western Military Acade
Jennie Lucile Dickinson, '21, high Alton, and Mrs. Green is dietit"
school librarian at Tuscola, recently
took the B. S. degree at the Univer-
sity of Illinois.

Class of 1922

Mary Pauline Bowman, '22 (Mrs.


State Senator Addresses Crawford Alumni Class of 1931

Crawford County Eastern State Club officers hear State S.enator Kent Gertrude Baxter, '31, is now in her
Lewis (right) of Robinson expound his views on the proposed separation of the twenty-seventh year of teaching in
teachers colleges from the Department of Registration and Education. Lewis the upper grades at Newman, Ill.
regards the idea with favor but warns that the General Assembly is fearful of
Edna Culbreth, '31, of Washington,
ating additional separate boards such as that at Southern. It was explained D. C., will publish a book of verse in
at no such plan is contemplated by E.astern. April of this year. Titled "Secretar-
ily Yours,'' it contains 150 verses
Lewis was also told that Eastern's proposed four year general curriculum and ten cartoons by the author. Miss
~uld actually incr(l,ilse the number of teachers supplied to the state without Culbreth holds a secretarial position
in the State Department, Chinese Af-
volving expansion of Eastern's facilities. fairs Division.

and social hostess there. William, Lora Edna Smith Haverstock, '29 Class of 1932
Jr., is student commandant at the (Mrs. Wesley Haverstock), is teach-
~demy this year. ing second grade and attending the Wauneta Inez Griffin, '32, reports
University of Louisville in the af- that her students at Vandalia Junior
Class of 1928 ternoons. Her daughter, Joanne, also High school love square dancing
a University of Louisville student, based on work she took at Eastern
,Agnes Marie Huff, '28, writes was chosen Miss Kentucky of 1949 last summer.
from Neoga, ill., that she has been last August.
laemployed due to illness. Frances Louise Hopkins, '32 (Mrs.
Class of 1930 Cleon Edwin Stratton), writes that
Ruth Maxwell Bell, '28, has moved her son, Cleon, Jr., sings soprano in
from Veedersburg to Newtown, Ind. Hazel Emma Glatbart, ·'30 (Mrs. the Christ Church Cathedral choir,
She is teaching third grade in New- Joseph Robson), writes that she has St. Louis.
town. a son, Jan Michael, born Feb. 22,
1950. She lives at 111 W. Walnut, Agnes Kathryn Gray, '32 (Mrs.
.Augusta Charlotte Fey, '28 (Mrs. Harrisburg, Ill. Henry W. Bogardus), writes that she
Lewis Meisenbach), has a five year and her husband are building a mo-
old son, Lewis, Jr., who is not listed Gerald Walden Dunn, '26, '30, who dern trailer park at Belvidere which
in the Alumni Register. took Harlan Beem's place as Coles will be finished this spring. "It will
county superintendent of schools, is be the best in northern Illinois,"
James Franklin Corbett, '28, is a nominee for that office in the states Agnes. It will be called the
laching a class in woodworking as forthcoming primary election. His Bel-Bo Trailer Park.
a hobby at the Adult Institute in opponent is Everett Green, '26, who
9clahoma City, in .addition to his has replaced Dunn as dean of boys Grace E. Reigle, '32, is dean of
regular teaching duties. at Mattoon high school. of girls and director of speech acti-
vities at the Newton Community
Anita Musette Dort, '28 (Mrs. Wm. Harold G. Leffler, '30, is the demo- High school, in addition to teaching
Alvin Pigg), writes that her husband cratic candidate for county superin- oral and pre-college English.
is now associated with Radio Station tendent of schools in Jasper county.
"1LBH in Mattoon. She is still teach- A graduate of Duke university with Effie Hugo, '32 (Mrs. Andrew Bar-
ing in Charleston, and lives at 1522 the LL. B. in 1948, Leffler is now tash), is on a year's leave from
Second St. principal of the Newton Community teaching. She has a daughter, Paul-
High school. ette Andrea, five and one-half
Class of 1929 months old.
Pete Fenolio, '30, is father of a
Dorothy Adeline Duey, '29 (Mrs. daughter, Frances Elizabeth, born Robert Holloway Claybaugh, '32,
John H. Lindsay), has moved to 1546 Feb. 9, 1949. Mr. Fenolio is a mer- has recently been elected to member-
East First Street, Tucson, Ariz. She chant at Tovey, Ill. ship in the Kansas City Society
is assistant dean of women at the Training Directors. He is a training
lJtiversity of Arizona. instructor in trades at the Sheffield
Steel Corp.

Alden Denzel Cutshall, '32, is the
father of Alden Denzel, Jr., born
Feb. 5, 1950.

Dr. Cutshall, an associate profes-
sor of social science at the Navy Pier
branch of the University of Illinois,
is co-author of two recent works,
World Patterns and World Problems,
and Bases of American Democracy,
both published by the Stipes Publish-
ing Co. of Champaign.

Class of 1933

Leora Grace Bainbridge, '33 (Mrs.
Bobbie Clark), is the mother of
Joseph Byron, born Oct. 24, 1949. The


Clarks live near Allendale, Ill. Kathy Dawn, born May 18, 1949. The Richard Hugh Dailey, ~37, directol
Joneses live at Sullivan, Ill. of safety and training for the Third
Faith Maruene Finney, '33 (Mrs. Avenue Transit system of New York,
Fred L. Crandall), writes, "I have Homer Hendricks, '36, has moved proudly reports that his company re-
been teaching at my present position fr-0ni Seattle, Wash., to Williamston, ceived the Greater New York Safet.
for the past six years. I have a boy, Mich., where he is principal of the Council citation for the best safetj
Larry Crandall, who is ready for Williamston high school. record for surface transportation in
high school." the city. This is the second consecu.I
Marjorie Ellen Finley, '36 (Mrs. tive year they have won this citatio•
Class of 1934 Charles L. Altman), brings our rec- The company started an intensivl
ords up to date with the information safety campaign in 1947. In the last
Harry Fitzhugh, '34, superintend- that she has a son, Charles William, two years accidents have been re-
ent of Unit 1 in Morgan county, is a 8, and a daughter, Mary Kathryn, duced 46 per cent. Dick lives at 204
member of the board of directors of 3%. Granford Place, Teaneck, New Jer-
the Illinois High School association. sey.
He lives in Franklin, Ill. Okey K. Honefenger, '36, now
owns a farm of 160 acres on R. R. Melba Loraine. Elam, '37 (Mrs.
Murvil Barnes, '34, was recently 2, Pana, Ill. Wilson A. Wiseman), has a seconl
appointed consultant in training aids child, a son, Fred, eight mo~ths old.
for the Decatur school system. He Class of 1937
formerly was principal of the Pugh Raymond Max Baker, '37, is now
Grade school in Decatur. Harriet Ruth Foltz, '37 (Mrs. Rob- sales manager of Boran-Holm~
ert G. Riley), recently had the honor Motor Sales, Olney.
Class of 1935 of being chosen as a semi-finalist in
the "Queen of America" radio pro- .Laura Conley, '37 (Mrs. Jack Kus-
Robert Allen Evans, '35, is pastor gram honoring club women. Her sart), has taken a position as an
of the Grace Methodist church in work is with a youth group in her assistant in a physician's office in
Quincy, Ill., where he is a director home city, Wonder, Ore. Decatur. Mr. Kussart is a cafe ownet1
of the Y.M.C.A. membership cam- there.
paign, director of the Community Wilma Esther Brakenhoff, '37
Chest board, and chairman of inter- (Mrs. William H. Rieke), has quit Glenn E. Davis, '37, took the P
church activities for the Quincy teaching to keep bo-0ks for her hus- D. at Cornell university last ye3'
Council of. Churches. band's business at Harvel, Ill. Davis, a captain in the air force, i
now stationed at Camp Detri
Annette Blomquist, '35 (Mrs. Gil- Cora Ruth Clapp, '37 (Mrs. Donald Frederick, Md., as an air force rep
bert E. Tramm), has a baby girl, Cavins), writes that they now have sentative.
Martha Ann, born Oct. 4, 1949. A son, three children. The third, Carolyn,
Tom, is thre~ years old. Mrs. Tramm was born October 31, 1949. The Class of 1938
writes that Martha Holladay, '38, Cavins live at 4308 Churchill Rd.,
(Mrs. Bert Rosenbaum), also has a Louisville 7, Ky. Clarice Cunningham, '38, plans
son named Tom, born last October. work toward the M. A. degree ne
Martha is now living in Newfound- Grace Scheibal, ~37 (Mrs. Richard year at San Francisco State colle
land. Her husband is an Army pilot. Parker), resumed teaching last fall She has been teaching kinderga
in the grade school at Maryville, Ill. in Hawaii, where her address is Bo
Jimmie Jewel Evers, '35, is now Mrs. Parker ha~ a son, Ricky, age 3.
doing extension work toward a mas-
ter's degree at the University of Illi- Cumberland Officers Have Big Task Ahead
Cumberland County Eastern State Club officers for 1950-51, above.
Floyd Davis, '35, writes that his have a hard time enlarging the size of the club. Led by Mrs. Opal Nichols t
Artesia, New Mexico, basketball year, Cumberland alumni turned out in record numbers (nearly 70 stro
team has gained a place in the state to hear Carl Shull, '39, tell of his trip to Europe last summer. Shull is now
tournament. member of the Eastern art staff.

Kathleen Lenore Forcum, '35, Mrs. Thursa Lyons, left, is the Cumberland president.
(Mrs. W. F'ranklyn Durst), is now
living at 5957 The Paseo, Kansas
City, Mo.

Class of 1936

Rosemary Baker, '36 (Mrs. LesliP-
R. Wright, writes that her husband,
'35, is diversified occupations coor-
dinator at Lawrenceville high school
in addition to his duties as industrial
arts teacher.

Mary Jane Ewing, '36, is serving
this year as president of the Saginaw,
Mich., Teachers' Club, an organiza-
tion of over 550 members.

Lila Mae Henderson, '36 (Mrs. J.
Harold Jones), has a baby daughter,


Jasper County Club Re-Elects 'Old Timer born April 25, 1949, named April
Allegra. Another daughter, Donna
Jasper County alumni returned V. A. Jones, Class of 1911, to the presi- Doris, is to he married June 10, 1950.
ncy at the Newton meeting in February. Other officers are Marjorie The Clarks live at Billings, Montana.
huch and Kneffler F'ulk (center). The Jasper group held a highly successful
eeting with the local P.T.A. serving the meal. Albert H. Clark, '39, of Jewett, Ill.,
writes that he has a one year old
Hawaii, T.H. critic for full time practice teachers daughter, Rosemary Elaine.
from Indiana State in addition to his
Robert Carl Gibson, '38, has en- regular duties at instructor of in- Catherine Mary Anderson,· '39, is
lled at George Washington univer- dustrial arts at the Hobart, Ind., now Mrs. Lee Roy Storm of Trow-
ity, Washington, D. C. He is the high school. bridge, Ill.
ther of a daughter, Karen, born
ug. 17, 1949. Robert is principal of Vera Evelyn Carruthers, '38 (Mrs. Marguerite Blanche Holloway , '39,
e high school at Altavista, Va. Dan B. Murphy), has a small son, is teaching home economics at
Michael John, born January 21, 1950. Petersburg High school this year.
J>orothy Mae Dearnbarger, '38, is The Murphys live at 915 Thornton, Her address is 203 E. Sangamon,
etology assistant at the museum Des Moines, la. Petersburg, Ill.

at the University of Illinois, where Richard James Br<>mley, '38, is Floyd Edward Allard, '39, is back
sband Philip is studying. curriculum coordinator in Superior, at Dunlap, Ill., high school this year.
Wis. He taught in Decatur last year. He did graduate work at Case Insti-
Ross Cox, '38, is father of a second tute, Cleveland, Ohio, under a Gen-
ehild, Marsha Anne, born July 18, Class of 1939 eral Electric fellowship last summer.

49. The Coxes live at 2051 Bosart Leonard Eugene Greeson, '39, has Carl Arthur Cline, '39, writes that
Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. Ross teaches a small daughter, Jo Ann, born July he has a n~w daughter, Susan Laura.
21. Mr. Greeson is a meteorologist at Carl is a chemist and technical editor
ustrial arts at Washington high Memphis, Tenn. for the General Aniline and Film
hool in Indianapolis. Corp., Easton, Pa.
Merrill Dunn, '38, is spending this Virgil Bolerjack, '39, has a daugh-
fear in the graduate school at the ter, l\farilyn Sue, born last May. Class of 1940
iversity of Illinois; His home is
:at Kemp, Ill. Logan Fearn, '39, superintendent Dean Arthur Fling, '40, an air
of Litchfield, Ill., schools, is the force major in Saudi Arabia, was pre-
Charles Edward Brian, '38, is dis- father of Mary Gene, born Nov. 8, sented with a gold watch in February
trict manager of the California 1949. by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia
for a field display he organized for
y-Chemical Corporation. His Mary Crystal Funkhouser, '39 the prince.
dquarters are in South Haven, (Mrs. Carl Redden), has a daughter,
Charlotte Ann, born February 27, Park Monroe Fellers, '40, is teach-
h. 1.950. The Redden address is 505 ing commerce in Hillsboro. He re-
Lewis St., Hammond, Ind. ceived the M. S. degree from Indiana
Everett L. Clinard, '38, is officer University in 1948. The Fellers now
Beulah Hilgenberg Dunn, '39 (Mrs. have two children, Freddie, 2%, and
in charge of Vocational Rehabilita- B. E. Clark), writes that she stopped Marian K., 8 months. They live at
teaching one year ago after a fifteen 303 W. Summer St., Hillsboro, Ill.
tion and Education Activities, Vet- year teaching ,career. She has a baby
'1'ans Administration, Champaign, Ruby Maxine Barbee, '40, became
Mrs. Verne K. Covell on May 21,
lll. He expects to return to public 1949. She is working as an office
manager in Kansas City, Mo., where
•cliool work next year, however. the Covells make their home.

Charles William Carlock, '38, is a Jack Richard Douglas, '40, receiv-
ed the M. S. degree in education from
Alabama Polytechnic Institute on
August 29, 1949.

Bette Lou Bails, '40 (Mrs. Joseph
K. Johnson), writes, "It is nice to be
back home!" The Johnsons are now
living at 771 Twelfth St., Charleston,

Helen Marion Crispin, '40 (Mrs.
Rudolph Westerfeld), is now teaching
homemaking in adult education clas-
ses at the Greenview, Ill., community
unit school.

Lefa Mae Evans, '40 (Mrs. William
C. Blakeman), has another child,
Lynn Alan, since the Alumni Direct-
ory was published. The Evanses live


at Buena Vista, Ky. Karen Ruth, born December 8, 1949. mary Elaine, one year old. The An-
The Thoresens live at 2616 E. 73rd dersons · are living in Mt. Carme.
Esther Diel Wells, '40, is the Street, Chicago 49, Ill. where Mr. Anderson, '40, is an elec-
mother of Joyce Ann, born Oct. 25, trical engineer.
1949. Mrs. Wells lives a short dis- Alice Maxine Burton, '41 (Mrs.
tance from Lucille Heaney Marks, Charles E. Weaver), sends word that Oliver Wendell Brown, '41, is as-
'38, at Hammond, Ind. she and her husband have a daughter, sistant baseball coach at Main4
Toby Sue, born August 1, 1949. Alice Township high school, Des Plainesl
John Nelson Dickerson, '40, is band is speech correctionist for Unit 348 His team was runner-up in the stat4
director at the Monarch Conserva- at Mt. Carmel, Ill. tournament last year.
tories of Music, Hammond, Ind.
Martha Margaret Finley, '41 (Mrs. Emily Ellis, '41 (Mrs. Jean Ma!W
Erlynne Cruthis Saathoff, '40, is Ralph R. Wilson), writes that she has uell)., is the mother of Jacquelii4
studying toward the M. A. degree at one daughter, Rosalie, age 17 months. Marie, born Jan. 17, 1950. Jean ,is
Ball State Teachers college, Muncie, Mr. Wilson is principal of the De- now an elementary principal at
Ind. Husband Norwood Saathoff is Land-Weldon high school. Lawrenceville, Ill.
a telegraph operator at Elwood, Ind.,
while Mrs. Saathoff teaches social Ellen Rose Huckleberry, '41 (Mrs. Margaret Ruth Cutler, '41, is a stu-
studies and physical education at Peter A. Bertram, Jr.), writes, "We dent at Northwestern university this
Frankton high school, Elwood. have a lovely daughter born August .year.
19, 1949, and named Linda Lee." Mr.
Ivan Jessie Fleener, '40, remarked Bertram is co-owner of the Mattoon, Eleanor May Goble, '41 (Mrs. H.
on a recent returned postal that he Ill., Butter Co. E. Elliott), sends news of a son, Ken-
has another daughter. neth Ray, born last May.
Ruth Weidner, '41 (Mrs. Keith P.
Dorothy Harriet Graham, '40, Alexander), is the mother of John Edwin Carter Galbreath, '41, hopes
(Mrs. Ray Coffenberry), writes that Lee, born Dec. 31, 1949. to complete the Ph. D. this spring
her husband is now attending East- at the University of Kansas, where
ern. They have a daughter, Sara Elma Elizabeth Askins, '41 (Mrs. he is a graduate student.
Ann, born March 18, 1949. Robert C. Fisher), has two daugh-
ters, Naida, age seven, and Elaine, Ada Kirk, '4L has prepared ·sets
Harley Dale Culberson, '40, is age five. The Fishers live at Indian- of worksheets in reading and num~
now a carpenter in Stonington, Ill. apolis, Ind., where he is secretary readiness which are in use throu
He has two sons, Kenneth, two years · and sales manager at a trucking ter-
of age, and Keith, two months. minal. out the Springfield, 'm., school sys-

Raymond Keith Harms, '40, is Anna Rae Beal, '41 (Mrs. Brice tem. Miss Kirk teaches first grad
working for the M. A. degree at In- Anderson), has a daughter, aose- at the Harvard Park school
diana university. The Harmses have Springfield.
two children and expect a third this

Ruth Burke Clark, '40 (Mrs. C. Clyde Mills to lead Effingham Club Again
Willis Ogden), has a new address-
Compton, Ark. She writes, "We left
Chicago in 1948 for a home in the

Katherine Anne Barkley, '40, is the
wife of Roy L. Gilbert, now attend-
ing college at Eastern. Mrs. Gilbert
teaches music in the Mt. Zion grade
school. She has two sons.

Mildred Josephine Adkins, '40 Clyde Mills, '38, organizer of a well-attended Effingham County East
(Mrs. Lawrence Hutchens), is teach- State Club meeting this year, was returned to office and Mrs. Lucile Krah
ing commerce in the new high school of Dieterich, formerly secretary-treasurer of the Jasper County Club, w
building at Marshall. named secretary-treasurer.

Donald Russell Farnsworth, '40, is
teaching this year in the Tennessee
School for the Blind, Nashville, Tenn.

Gladys Naomi Feller, '40 (Mrs.
Neil D. Lugsch), has been conduct-
ing radio broadcasts and large cook-
ing schools in connection with her
regular demonstration work for the
Omaha power company. The Lug-
sches have recently purchased a new

Class of 1941

Leona May ,Elsberry, '41 (Mrs.
Roy W. Thoresen), has a daughter,


Two Superintendents get Edgar Club Offices received the M. S. in education at the
University of Illinois in June, 1949.
and is teaching at Champaign Sen-
ior High school. He lives at 302 S.
State St., Champaign.

Nina Clotile Culp, '43 (Mrs. John
B. Bingman), is teaching home ec-
onomics at Wyanet High school,
where John, '43, is principal. They
have two sons, Richard and Ronnie.
John received the M. A. from the
University of Illinois in June, 1949.

Edgar County Eastern Staters were the first to get copies of the fifty Doris Virginia Hayden, '43 (Mrs.
ear history of Eastern and hear a talk by its author, Dr. C. H. Coleman. Eugene L. Wells), writes that she
ewly elected officers include two school superintendents, Cecil Smith and has a baby boy, born April 27, 1949.
barles Newman. His name is Craig Eugene. Mr. Wells
is an inspector at the Boeing aircraft
Class of 1942 R. 0. Frame), writes that her family plant at Seattle, Wash.
has had a tonsillectomy, pneumonia,
Mary Catherine Buck, '42 (Mrs. ear infection, and three cases of Lloyd Stanley Henson, '43, receiv-
jlliam C. Annin), writes that she mumps since November. ed the M. A. degree from the College
as three daughters now. of Education, University of Illinois,
Mary Chloteel Amyx, '42, writes in February of this year. He is the
l>oris Elizabeth Hampton, '42 that she plans to .be married to D. W. assistant principal of the Lakeview
(Mrs. Harry C. Doehring), has a Large of Earlville, Ill., this summer. Community high school in Decatur.
aby boy, Freddy, born May 24, 1949.
Betty Jean Gerard, '42 (Mrs. Char- Helen Geneva Clark, '43 (Mrs. C.
e Doehrings live at Windsor, Ill. les M. Faris), writes that she spent Lyle Kay), is mother of a baby
21h years in th.e WAVES. She has daughter born Nov. 13, 1949. The
Alfred A. Redding, '42, received the two children, Dana Lynn, 3, and Kays live cm a farm near Mt. Au-
)I. A. in Education at the University Shelia Ann, 14 months. The Farises burn, Ill.
of Missouri last August. Mr. Red- live at 612 North Fifth St., Charles-
'ng teaches printing in the Spring- ton, Ill. Irving Walter Burtt, '43, writes
field, Ill., High school. that he received the M. A. in educa-
Dorothy June Henson, '42 (Mrs. tional administration in September
Jathryn Roberta Bobbitt, '42 (Mrs. M. William Wise), of Florence, Ala., from Michigan State college. He is
. G. Haro), is the mother of a son, is the proud mother of her first child, the author of "Educational Leaders,
chard Lyle, born Sept. 29, 1949. William Blaine, born Nov. 26, 1949. Their Strengths and Weaknesses,"
hey live at R. R. 1, Box 86, Pitts- in School Executive, November, 1949.
:irg, Calif. Beulah Louise Collins, '42, has The Burtts live at 159 N. Saginaw,
moved to Lincoln, Ill., from Harts- Montrose, Mich., where he is princi-
Keith Parr Alexander, 42, has a Ill. pal of the Montrose Township High
ton, John Lee, born Dec. 31, 1949. school.
Ruth Aileen Brookhart, '42, is now
eith lives at 211 Kranklin Ave., Ed- assistant principal at Onarga high Ethel Cassida, '43, who teaches in
dsville, Ill., and works in St. school, where she has been teaching the Deland-Weldon unit, is enrolled
since 1945. in Saturday classes at the University
Louis as an accountant. of Illinois, studying toward a mas-
Class of 1943 t~r's degree in social science.
Ellen Lee Henkle, '42 (Mrs. Ed-
'Ward A. Perry), writes from Tampa, Virginia Grace Dolan', '43, attended Class of 1944
Fla., that she has a small daughter, the Teachers College, Columbia uni-
Roxana, born Feb. 14, 1949. versity, last summer. She teaches at Richard Henry Bidle, '44, has a
Indianapolis. daughter, Susan Kay, one year old.
Harold Hall, '42, coached the Okaw
Valley football champions of. 1949 at Jewell Judith Emerich, '43 (Mrs. Ruby Aileen Carter, '44, is now
the Newman, Ill., high school. His Jack L Bauman), president of the Mrs. James E. Hurley. She is teach-
i.sketball team won the Newman Alumni Association, opened a drap- ing at Niantic high school.
district tournament. ery shop on March ll, in her home at
220 North Church, Newton, Ill. She Kathryn Dively, '44 (Mrs. Robert
Wendell Austin Blair, '42, purch~s­ continues to teach at Newton high. Ceaman), expects to receive the M.
big director at the U. 0. Colson com- S. in Education in June, 1950. Robert
Pany, Paris, Ill., showed four East- Robert William Bokenkamp, '43, finished his M. A. in Education last
ern faculty members· through the writes that he has a son, Stephen August and is planning to do fur-
Colson plant during the recent shut- Robert, born August 10, 1949. Bob ther study.
down at Eastern.
Charlene Higginson, '44 (Mrs.
~.abel Maxine Rennels, '4~ (Mrs. William Shields), is guidance direct-
or and teaches at Crossville high.
She received her M. S. from the Uni-


versity of Illinois in 1949. Mr. Shields up to date with the information that is expected the first of April.
owns and operates a hardware store she has one child, Richard Michael, Bertha .M,athias, '47, is teaching in
at Crossville. age 2 years.
the school where she did her off~
Class of 1945 Irma Alice Hoult, '46, who teaches campus practice teaching in Shelb~
at Chrisman, reports that about ville, Ill. She now is supervisii4!1
Virginia Florence Borders, '•45, is three-fourth of the teachers in the other student teachers from Eastentl
a graduate student at the University unit there have attended Eastern at
of Michigan, where she expects to re- some time. Cloyce Lynn Hunt, '47, has move•
ceive the M.B.A. degree this summer. to Mt. Vernon, where he is instruct•
Her address is 3423 Cal'.penter Rd., Luella Day, '46 (Mrs. Everette H. in woodwork and building trades at
Ypsilanti, Mich. Cooley), is working as librarian in the high school.
the biological sciences library at the
Betty Jean Engel, '45 (Mrs. University of Tennessee, where her Esther Cunningham, '47 (Mrs. Wil.
Howard P. Gantz), has another girl, husband is a graduate student. liam Wayne Brumley), writes thaf
Beth Annalee, born Sept. 13. The she has a daughter, Marcia Kay,
Gantzes live at DeLand, Ill. Class of i947 born De::ember 12, 1949. Mr. Brum.
ley is a salesman at Palestine, Ill.
Merna Dean Fisher, '45, is now an Forrest Arthur Boyer, '47, of
instructor at the University of Mis- Abingdon, Ill., has a daughter, Randa Catherine Cordes, '47 (Mrs. Robeil
sourit. She lives in the Sampson Lee, sixteen months old. L. Sheets), has a second son, R.
Apartments in Columbia. Kenneth, born Sept. 15, 1949. Bob
John Lloyd Carson, '47, is father teaches at the Toledo, Ill. high school
Catherine Eloise Boyd, '45 (Mrs. to Marcia Lynn, born Sept. 8, 1949. He expects to receive his M. A. thi~
Spencer E. Black), writes that she Mr. Carson is an elementary princi- June.
has a son, Lynn, who will be one year pal at Godfrey, Ill.
old on April 21. Her address is R. R. Clifford Emerson Evans, '47, i11
3, Gays, Ill. Violet Drees, '47 (Mrs. Keith now in Sidell, where he is supe
Howell), is the mother of Leslie tendent of the consolidated grade
Elizabeth M. Craig, '45 (Mrs. Joe Homer, born Sept. 13, 1949. Mr. schools.
E. Wells), writes that she and Mr. Howell teaches in the high school
Wells moved to Chicago on February at Beecher City, Ill. James Wilbur Bell, '47, has a ne
1, where, she says, "Joe has a won- daughter, Gloria Lynn, born Sept. 2
derful new position." She gives their Naida Rae Bush, '47 (Mrs. Donald 1949. The Bells live at 423 E. Cente
postal address as: Frazer Illinois Lee High), of Ridgefarm, Ill., writes St., Girard, Ill.
Compost Corp., 999 Exchange Ave., that an addition to the High family
Union Stock Yards, Chicago 9, Ill.
Richland Alumni Pick Four Officers for '50-'5
Mary Ellen Bowman, '45 (Mrs.
Gerald Rutger), is now with her hus-
band at Palestine, Ill., where he
teaches. The Rutgers have a son,
Ronnie, age 2.

Daisy Daugherty, '45 (Mrs. Roy
Rainbolt), is a temporary govern-
ment clerk at Bloomfield, Ind. Mr.
Rainbolt is a grocery store manager.

Margaret Etta Hubbard, '45 (Mrs.
Sidney L. Foil), writes that she
expects to move soon. Her husband
is now assistant manager of Wool-
worths in Bloomington, Ill., but ex-
pects to be transferred to another
city. In the meantime, she can be
reached in care of Mrs. Sidney L.
Foil, Sr., 509 W. Fourth St., Pana,

Class of 1946 Richland County alumni, meeting in a magnificently appointed priva
home for their annual dinner meeting, elected four officers, above, to guid
Edith Levitt, '46 (Mrs. Paul Bar- their club through the coming year. They were entertained by an instrume
nes), now has four children. The group from the college music department.
latest addition to her family, Dessa
Lee, was born Oct. 7, 1949.

Clarence Mills Coleman, '46, is a
monument dealer in Willow Hill, III.,
where he also does house wiring for
the R.E.A.

Charlotte Green, '46 (Mrs. Tharl
Richard Fisher), brings our records


Baroid Eugene Fildes, '47, has Pigs Is Pigs Marianne Bower Doyle, '48 (Mrs.
JJle back to Illinois from Roanoke Loren L. Doyle), has a son, Loren
pids, N. C. He is teaching indus- Louise Grant Brock-Jones, a teach- Craig, born June 15, 1949. Mrs. Doyle
·81 arts in Gibson City. His address er in the Vandalia schools, paraded is leader of Girl Scout Troup 7 in
ere is 222 East Eleventh St. a tableful of papier-mache pork on Mattoon.
the St. Pat's Day Fayette County
tfarold Oliver Deverick, '47, is do- Club meeting. Class of 1949
graduate work at DePaul uni-
ity night school. He is teaching Other decorations by Mrs. Brock- Paul Jenkins Gibson, '49, was mar-
Jones were also in the St. Patrick's ried January 14; 1950, to Iris Butler.
lfroebel high school in Gary, Ind., Day theme. They are living at 310 E. Second St.,
d lives at 581 Taney Place, Gary. Mt. Carmel, Ill.
is wife, Ruth Shawver, '46, is teach- Colorado College of Education last
August. Albert Max Davis, '49, now has
at the Horace Mann school and two children. The younger is Nanette,
the Indiana University Gary Cen- James Othel Bailey, '48, is a stu- six months old. Max is living in Char-
r. She also attends the graduate dent at the George Pea})ody College leston.
• ht school at DePaul university. for Teachers. He expects to receive
the M. A. in school administration at Robert Donald Hall, '49, writes
Class of 1948 the end of tHe summer. His address that he married Mrs. Jean S. Lear-
is 1913 18th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. mont an August 20, 1949, at Mattoon,
l>oyle Dressback, '48, is an ac- Ill. Mr. Hall teaches industrial arts
untant for the Bell Brothers Oil Emil Moore, '48, is teaching at at Litchfield, Ill.
Chanute Air Field this year and
pany of Robinson, Ill. working toward the M. A. at the George Robert Frazier, '49, writes
University of Illinois. He is still liv- from Edna, Texas, "The weather
!Wilma Irene Guthrie, '48, (Mrs. ing at 326 Clinton, Farmer City. here is swell. The kids go barefoot
ohn M. Evey), is living in Corvallis, all winter!''
Thomas Montooth Freebairn, '48,
egon, where her husband is a coaches the Petersburg Junior High Ariel Irene Bowman, '49, sends
dent at Oregon State college. school basketball team which went to word that she plans to be married in
ey have a son named John Michael, the state grade finals at Forrest, June to Robert E. Stuckey, an East-
ow one year old. Ill., March 3, 1950. ern student. Ariel is teaching at the
Spring Valley, Ill., high school.
Miriam Joan Bland, '48 (Mrs. Mil- Betty Jean Ehrhart, '48 (Mrs.
n McMahan), was married Oct. 16, George H. Seaman), writes that she James Cecil Bailey, '49, completed
949. Her address is 371 Ockley and Hank, '42, have moved from Cali- the requirements for the M. A. de-
ive, Shreveport, La. She is teach- fornia to Washington. Mr. Seaman gree at the Colorado State College of
is preparing for a second three Education on March 17.
first grade in Oil City, La. months of military service in Alaska.
Betty is going home for a visit. Their Billy Talbert Byers, '49, and Har-
.Albert Eckert, '48, and Mrs. Washington address is Box 1223, Oak riet Smith, '49, were married last
kert, the former Nancy Clapp, '48, Harbor. Nov. 24.
e house parents to boys at the
Elizabeth Ruth Baughman, '48, has Billie Bradford Arney, '49, hopes to
ningham Childrens Home, Ur- moved t o Chicago, where she is a install a distributive education pro-
na, while Albert does graduate reference librarian for the Chicago gram at the Effingham high school
dy at the University of Illinois. Historical Society. She is living at next year.
the McCormick YMCA, 1001 North
[;harles B. Arzeni, Jr., '48, was Dearborn St. William Levi Henry, '49, is employ-
rried February 2 to Joan Cage ed by the Universal C. I. T. Credit
of Ann Arbor, Mich. Charles recently Corp. at Indianapolis, Ind.
lished a zoology laboratory man-
! which is used in various colleges Major Drake, '49, is studying to-
d universities. He expects to take ward the M. A. degree at the Univer-
the B. S. degree at the University of sity of Illinois.
achigan in June.
Robert Drolet, '49, is studying
~orothy Ann Corzine, '48 (Mrs. speech correction at the University
orman E. Macy), is now living at of Illinois. His address is 1101 S.
•739 N. Neva, Chicago, Jll., and is Orchard, Urbana.
. .ployed at High-Low Foods, Inc.
William Joseph Block, '48, is do- Stanley Martin, '49, has had a suc-
ing his second year of graduate work cessful first year as coach of the Tri
at the University of Illinois. He re- City High school at Buffalo, Ill.
•ived the M. A. in political science
there in 1949. Freda Rubydean Heady, '49, is now
Mrs. Dwight L. Black. The Blacks
,Allyn Austin Cook, '48, a research are living in Westville, Ill.
•sistant in plant pathology at the
lJtiversity of Wisconsin, received George Hack, '49, is a student at
the M. S. degree in plant pathology the University of Chicago. His home
in January. His address is 535 Conk- is at 6948 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago
lin Place, Madison, Wis; 37.

Roy E. Boley, Jr., '48, is teaching
fine arts at Alton Senior high school.

lie received the l\f'.' A. degree at


Executive Committee Sets Alumni Association Goals Joint Council Sets
1951 Legislative Goals

(Continued from page 2)

last fall, the present Board appear!f
by the letter of the law, to be in full
control of the policies of the colleget
yet interference from many direc-
tions actually prevents this from be-
ing the .case. Too often the Departl
ment of Registration and Educatiol
or the Department of Finance actual
ly makes decisions.

1',ront, I. to r.-Mrs. Stanley Elam, Mrs. Jack Bauman, Mrs. Thomas Another principle the Council ex-
Manuell, Mrs. Rex Hovius, Mrs. Roscoe Hampton, Mr. Hampton. Rear, I. to r.- pects to defend is that there shoul•
Pres. R. G. Buzzard, Mr. Bauman, Mr. Hovius, Mr. Elam. be preserved in Illinois the possibili
for a variegated pattern .of highEt
Alumni President Gives Audio-Visual Department education, so that each college may
To Provide Critical Service operate in terms of the needs of its
Committee Assignments own particular location. For examp
The newly organized audio-visual if Eastern discovers that the southl
(Continued from page 2) service center at Eastern Illinois eastern area of the state needs voca41
State college has been elected to tional education on a college level,
Roscoe Snapp, A. C. Forster, Truman committee membership for education- there should be an opportunity for
May, Robert Black, Dr . Simeon al film evaluation with the Educa- the college to serve that need. ThEI
Thomas, and Dr. C. H. Coleman. tional Film Library association of Council is fearful that a "super
New York, .according to Dr. Arthur board" for all higher education in the
This group, which includes some F. Byrnes,. director of the E·astern state might destroy the possibil
of Eastern's most successful and center. for each school to provide the kind
influential alumni, will study at of program most needed where it is.
least two surveys of higher education Dr. Byrnes explains that he will
in Illinois and some of the members preview prints of newly produced Alumni of Eastern will hear mort
will probably attend a ·meeting of films before they are released for of the Joint Council program in the
the Joint Alumni Council at Chicago general distribution. He will rate future.
in May at _which they will confer with them for the information of other
John Dale Russell of the U. S. Office members of the association. Chicago Eastern State
of Education. Dr. Russell is making
a survey of higher education in Illi- tion, that of naming Old Main for Club to Meet April 29
nois this spring at the request of Mr. Lord. The reply to the Asso-
Governor Stevenson. · ciation suggestion indicates reluct- The Chicago Eastern State
ance to change the name of a
The second Association committee building that has been in use as long has announced that the annual din
has been set up to study and pro- as Old Main and asks alumni to
mote the adoption of legislation wait and name an auditorium for Mr. ner meeting will be held this year a
which will permit Eastern to offer Lord. It had also been suggested that
a four year degree in general educa- one of the new dormitories be named Hardings' "President's Grill," 1
tion. It is composed of Harold Rob- for him, but this suggestion was also West Madison, in the Chicago Loop
bins, Roscoe Hampton, Mrs. Maurice vetoed. President Buzzard wishes to
Rominger, Mrs. Walt Warmoth, Mrs. approach the Association after the President Ruth Corley states tha
Harry Severns, Murvil Barnes, Mrs. new dormitories are under way and not only Chicago Easterners b
James Mason, and Arthur Sibley. ask for name suggestions, but since alumni from most of the counties a
it is not yet known whether they joining Cook will be invited to a
The third committee named by will be men's or women's dormitories, tend, and a big gathering is expect
Mrs. Bauman will study needed con-
stitutional revisions for the Alumni it fs, in the President's words, "like . The dinner will begin at 7 p.
Association. It is composed of Dawn Saturday, April 29. Price per pla
Neil, Leah Todd, Roy Wilson, Frank naming a baby before he or she is will be $2.50. Guests are welco
Wood, Mrs. R. G. Buzzard, and born." Mrs. Bauman probably will Former students who do not recei
Stanley Elam. not call a meeting of the names personnal invitations (the geogr
committee until later, but the fol- lists are quite incomplete) sho
The final committee was intended lowing membership can be announ- write or call Miss Ruth Corley, 100
to consider proposals for naming ced: Charles Stewart, Mrs. Russell West Cossitt, LaGrange, for rese
buildings on campus with the respon- Shriver, Neva Sloan, Mrs. William tions.
sibility of making recommendations Reat, Frank Chamberlin, Theresa
to the Teachers College Board. How- R ziss, Carl Shull, and Mrs. Ed Day. Albert Gregor, '48, coached
ever, the Board has already acted Edwarsville Junior High WiJdca
upon one Association recommenda- who went undefeated in 22 ga
this year.


Cool Vocation' Brings Criticism of Manner in Class of '10 to Hold

hich Teachers Colleges Are Governed Re-union; Members

ltudents and staff will long re- Spring Brings Heavy Write Correspondent
mber the enforced vacation of
50. For Eastern it meant a shut- Schedule .of Activity The following letter was written
wn of three weeks in mid-term of by Miss Ruth Carman, correspondent
e winter quarter, and the ramifica- What's ahead at Eastern? for the Class of 1910:
ons of the event are not yet com-
letely recorded. Here are some dates: By writing letters about the pro-

lstensibly, the shutdown was April 10-Elena Nikolaidi, famed jected reunion next spring, I've ob-
used by the nation-wide coal strike, G r e e k contralto, Entertainment tained some letters from the members
t, strangely enough, only four Course. of the Class of 1910.

e-supported colleges of Illinois April 13-"College Day." Mrs. Sophia Miles Morgan has a
ere closed to save coal. These were April l~Rose;Ball, Delta Zeta. shop doing mh!leographing and direct
stern, Western, Northern, and advertising at 135 lh South Orange
ormal, all controlled by the Teachc April 15--Eastern Illinois High Street, Glendale 4, California. She
School Science Fair. has compiled a list of some 2000 song
College Board. titles, songs popular since 1900, with
April 28-Maypole Whirl, Delta their copyright dates, and has pub-
The flurry of excitement and criti- Sigma Epsilon. lished it herself in her shop. She
sm at the time of closing was due thinks the book interesting and some-
May 2-Iris Prom, Men's Union. what valuable, in enabling one to
inly to the fact that the University pin down the date of the old songs
Illinois (using several times as May 6-White Rose Ball, Sigma that we hear so much on the radio
uch coal as the four teachers col- Tau Gamma. and juke boxes these days. Her son
ges combined) and Southern Illinois Charles, after four years in Burma,
versity (r,ecently made independ- May 27-Alumni Day, Dedication is Superintendent of Maintenance at
t of the Teachers College Board of Mary Jane Booth Library. the Los Angeles International Air-
d the codes departments at Spring- port. Her daughter Jane, whose hus-
eld) were not shut down. May 28-Baccalaureate (10 a. m.). band is Superior Court Clerk, helps
June 4-Commencement (3 p. m.). in the shop.
llindsight discloses that the shut-
wn was probably justifiable. But the coal "vacation" will serve to Mrs. Amanda F'ears Wiley and her
e manner in which it was done is point up the desirability of a sep- husband live on a farm, Rural Route
ther matter. aration of the codes departments 1, Sullivan, Illinois. He has been ill
from the operation of the teachers with a heart ailment, and is slowly
The Teachers College Board, which colleges, which need the same sort improving. Their daughter Miriam,
y law is responsible for the opera- of autonomous board that governs Mrs. Leslie Wilson, is a graduate of
·on of the schools, was not consult- the University of Illinois and South- EISC, having taught most of the
, either individually or as a group. ern Illinois university. years since her graduation. Their son
Paul received his B. S. and M. S. at
"ther were the presidents of the At the end of the "vacation," which the University of Illinois, and his
rious colleges, although they were lasted from February 10 to March 6, Ph. D. at the University of Minne-
lied in for "consultation" on the a variety of adjustments in the col- sota; he is now a research chemist
y that the order was released. lege calendar were necessary. For- for the Eli Lilly Company in Indian-
tunately, it was possible to work in apolis. His wife is Martha Ames, an
It seems that the state purchasing every school day of the year without alumna of ETSC. Their youngest son
encies, which do all buying for changing the dates of summer school, Philip, after three years in service
e teachers colleges, simply an- which begins June 12. College classes during the war, came back to Eastern
unced that no coal for· full opera- were held on three successive Satur- and got his degree and then his Mas-
"on would be forthcoming. The De- days, the spring vacation was elimin- ter's at the University of Illinois. He
tment of Registration and Edu- ated, and the spring term was extend- is now teaching. An Eastern family!
tion, through which all the fiscal ed two days. The winter term ended
iness of the schools must be chan- on March 23 and the spring term be- Miss Stella De Wolfe spent some
eled, announced the shutdown on the gan the next day without formal years in Llano, California, and re-
uthority of its director, who is by registration. Dean Hobart F. Heller turned there for the last time in the
w chairman and "ex officio mem- scored a major triumph in working fall of 1946. She says, "I intended to
r" of the board. The director spoke out a system of "sparetime" registra- build myself a stone house from the
the legally constituted agent of tion which has operated quite suc- many stones around the place in the
e Board, but without their author- cessfully and may be used again. A foot-hills near the Old Fort Tejon
ity. number of extracurricular events Road; but stone-masons were not to
~efore and during the shutdown, were dropped or postponed, but the be had, and so I came to Chicago. I
averal different dealers offered to basketball schedule was played out bought a stucco bungalow on the
lell coal to the college at Charleston, as planned, although two games
but the -administration had no au- were held in a cold gymnasium. (Continued on next page)
thority to buy.
Observers are of the opinion that


Eastern Debaters Get 'Last Word' Class of '10 to Hold
Reunion; Members Write
Jahala Foote and Norma Metter, left, both of Eastern, and Dorothy Ann
Koch, and Lucille Foley of Augustana college, examine trophies won in the (Continued from preceding page)
annual Illinois Intercollegiate Debate League tournament at Augustana. The
Augustana team kept Eastern from Women's first at Augustana and also at northwest side, and have been haras-
the Northwest tournament at St. Paul, Minn., where Louise Biedenbach sub- sed with renters, the housing short.
stituted for Norma. At the Pi Kappa Delta tournament in late March at Illinois age, and unpleasant business evet
Normal university, however, the Easterners had the last word, winning the since." Her present address is 342t
highest possible award in debate. Their record for the season is 26 victories Foster Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
and only five losses, an a-II-time team record for Eastern debaters. Jahala
is a senior and Norma a sophomore. Miss Mary Fellows, whose perma~
ent address is Homer, Illinois, has
Miss Foote won the top award in oratory at the Illinois Debate League been spending the winter at 535 First
tourney on April 1. She had previously won first honors at college tournaments Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Flor-
at Bradley and Normal. Miss Metter ranked third among sixteen contestants ida, as companion to an elderly lady
in poetry reading at the Pi Kappa Delta tournament. whose health is very poor.

James W. Bell, '47, is father of a Zeigel, Dickerson Share Mrs. Grace Milholland Riche, 1415
daughter, Gloria Lynn, born Sept. Harry Metters Duties West Logan Street, Freeport, IIJi.
23, 1949. Mr. Bell coaches at Girard, nois, is interested in coming to tha
Ill. Dr. William H. Zeigel and Dr. Earl reunion if she is not kept at home b7
a visit from her younger daught&
W. E. Skadden, a former student, S. Dickerson are sharing most of the whose home is in Ottawa, Canada, or
is a candidate for U. S. House if she is not far away on some busi
of Representatives this year. He and duties of Dr. Harry L. Metter as a ness trip with her husband. (He is a
Mrs. Skadden, the former Dorothy brother of Mrs. S. E. Thomas.) The
Armes, live at Buffalo Hart. They result of the latter's serious auto have two daughters, both marriell
have four girls and two boys. Mr.
Skadden is becoming nationally acciden~ of last February. Dr. Zeigel, Mrs. Anna Wiman Metheny, R.
known as a lecturer. He served for 2, Box 342, Robinson, Illinois, say
some years as an executive with the director of admissions and, "My endeavors have been mostly
Redpath Bureau of Chicago. will spend half time in the Bureau of a homemaker arid maybe that hasn
Teacher Placement. Dr. Dickerson, been too useful a life, but it has be
Sam Peticolas, '49, was recently professor of business education, will very happy." One or two othe
initiated into Iota Lamda Sigma, be acting head of off-campus teache~ wives, mothers, and farmers, wri
honorary industrial arts fraternity, training, supervising the work of in similar vein, but nobody else woul
at Oklahoma A. & M., where he is a practice teachers in· twelve different think their lives weren't "too useful.
graduate fellow. He expects to re- centers.
ceive the M. S. in trade and industrial -Mrs. Maude Cottingham Ma
education in August of this year. His Dr. Metter is much improved in 2475 Norfolk Road, Clevela
address is Box 689, Vets Village, recent weeks. He left the hospital to- Heights, Ohio, writes, "I have b
Stillwater, Okla. ward the end of March after a long in Cleveland Heights long enoug1'
period when his condition was often see a whole generation of stude
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Wood, both critical. A severe brain concussion come and go. I have taught enou
Class of 1933, are the parents of a made recovery of his faculties very children, sat in on enough commi
baby boy, William James, born slow. Mrs. Metter, who was also meetings, written enough words
March 16. seriously injured, is also much im- add a small lump of leaven to t
proved. loaf. How effective I have been I a
PAGE 'l:WENTY-TWO not sure; but I have lived hap
and enjoyed my work enough that
can scarcely realize that you
right when you talk about our gra
uation date from the Eastern Illin
State Normal School."

Grover F. Welsh, Stark City, Mi
ouri: "After serving nineteen ye
in various editorial capacities on
Joplin, Missouri, Globe. I resi
in 1942 and went to Kansas Ci
Missouri, to do my bit in the war
fort. When I had done what I co
I was so tired that I came to th
hills to rest a year or so, and ha
never been able to leave, thoug11
have been asked to come back to
Globe. I am operating a small da"
farm, a seven day a week job, a
can't seem to get away.

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