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Eastern Alumnus Vol. 11 No. 3 (December 1957)

Eastern Illinois University alumni newsletter magazine

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Isabel McKinney Visits Campus

The Eastern AlumnusFor First Time Since Retiring

Miss Isabel McKinney, former head of the Eng- Published in June, September, December and March
by Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
lish department at Eastern, recently visited the cam-

pus for the first time since her retirement in 1945. VOLUME XI DECEMBER, 1957 NUMBER 3

One of the three new women's dormitories now Entered May 14, 1947 as second class matter,
at the post office at Charleston, Illinois, under auth-
under construction was named in honor of Miss Mc- ority of the act of Congress, August 24, 1912. Year-

Kinney. The other dormitories are also named for

former faculty members, Miss Ellen Ford and Miss ly subscription rate $2.00; two years $2.75; three

Annie Weller. years $3.50.

"I could hardly believe

my ears" was the reply Editorial Staff

given by Miss McKinney Editors ------------------------ Asa M. Ruyle
Ken Hesler
when asked her reaction to
Editorial Assistants --------------- Bruce Schaffer
having a dormitory named J. W. Oglesby

for her.

When asked how she

lappened to come to teach

It Eastern, she explained

that a friend, Mr. Thomas

Briggs, who was an in- . Alumni Association President H. Ogden Brainard,
'25, and Mrs. Brainard, extend Holiday Greetings for
structor a t Easfern, had 1957 to all alumni of Eastern. Brainard, a prominent
Charleston attorney, assumed duties October 28 as
lecommended her for the president of the Association. He succeeded Don Hut-
ton, '48, Charleston.
l>osition. Mr. Briggs "told
Winter Quarter Enrol Iment
her that "a year with Mr.
Calls for 11,888 teachers have bee.n received
Lord would be worth two by the Bureau of Teacher Placement at Eastern dur-
ing 1957, according to Dr. William H. Zeigel, director,
years of graduate study."
An analysis of the requests indicates the great-
Miss McKinney took her Isabel McKinney est need to be in elementary education. Some 6,662
calls, more than 50 per cent of the total, were for
early college training at teachers in elementary education. Next, in order of
demand, were teachers of science, mathematics and
Stetson University and received the A. B. degree physical education for women.

from the University of Chicago. She joined the facul- One hundred ninety-three of the 289 students
graduating from Eastern in 1957 entered the teach-
ty at Eastern in 1911. ing field. ·

In 1937 Miss McKinney completed her story of ing in the Italian Riviera, Monaco, the French Riviera,
then on to Paris and finally to Cherbourg to board
Eastern's first president, Livingston C. Lord. She was the Queen Elizabeth and t_he homeward journey.

llistrumental in fqunding the first departmental hon- Keeping a constant eye on the economic status
of the various European areas, Dr. Dickerson noted
orary fraternity on. the campus, Sigma Tau Delta, and that people everywhere seemed, in general, well-
fed, well-housed, and well-clothed. Large cities dis-
served as the first sponsor. played an abundance of merchandise, including a
substantial quantity of luxury items. "One might
Miss McKinney wrote the words to Eastern's think he were in the United States by looking at the
window displays and the people as they were
alma mater song and Mr. Frederick Koch, head of the dressed on the streets," said Dickerson.

music department from 1899 until 1938, wrote the The general economic stability_ was less pro-
nounced in Italy, said Dickerson, and the French
music. . seemed somewhat bewildered and troubled. Their
worried look, he feels, is possibly due to the failure
Dickersons Travel in Europe, to establish a firm government in 24 tries since 1945,
and their trouble in North Africa.
Visit Thirteen Countries

Thirteen countries and 15,000 miles were cover-
ed by Dr. and Mrs. Earl S. Dickerson in their recent
liree-month tour of Europe. Dr. Dickerson is a pro-
fessor of business ·education at Eastern. He is cur-
lfntly on sabbatical leave.

From the hills of Dover to the Swiss Alps, the
Dickersons traveled by rail, water, car and coach-
~ing such world-renowned places and things as
Ile Peace Palace in the Hague, .the University at
leidelberg, Amsterdam, and Bastogne, the city that
lbre the Battle of the Bulge.

Moving on to Austria, in Russian hands only 18
months ago, the Dickersons visited the beautiful city
of Innsbruck, trade center of Southern Europe.

They then toured along the Mediterranean, tak-


Art, Music, Speech Get Modern Quarters

When construction of the Fine Arts Building gets First Step
underway early in 1958, Eastern will be building one
of the nation's most mooern plants for the teaching
of art, music and speech.

That's the opinion of the department heads who
contributed greatly to the planning of the building
and who will share the $1,250,000 structure - Dr.
Calvin Countryman of the art department; Dr. Leo
J. Dvorak of the music department; and Dr. Glenn

Ross of the speech department.

Contrasting Architectural Styles Ground is broken November 18 for the con-
struction of the Fine Arts Building. Taking part in the
The general design of the structure consists of ceremony are, from left, Alex Summers, resideni
two buildings which constitute wings joined by a member of the Teachers College Board; Presiden-
glass enclosed gallery-foyer. The architectural styles Quincy Doudna; Richard G. Browne, executive officer
of the two wings will present interesting contrasts, of the Board; Dean Hilfinger, architect; and Howard
accor.ding to Dr. Countryman. Evans of Evans Construction Co., Springfield.

While the music-theatre wing will be of masonry feet high and covering the entire stage area. The
construction with a minimum of windows, thus pre- curtain will open manually, either horizontially or
senting a solid, block-like appearance, the wing vertically.
housing classrooms and studios for art and speech
is typical of the International Style of contemporary Provisions for flexible staging will make ready
architecture so characteristic of the well-known archi- adaptation of facilities to theatre-in-the-round, ac·
tects Walter Gropius and le Corbusier, said Dr. Coun- cording to Dr. Ross. For such productions, rapid re·
tryman. moval of the first few .rows of 9eats will providt
a temporary stage. An arena situation will be created
This style, he said, might be characterized by by seating part of the audience on the conventional
its feeling of lightness obtained through its con- stage and part in the auditorium.
struction of a steel skeleton with a skin of glass en-
closing interior spaces. All lights will be controlled from a panel in an
elevated glass-enclosed booth at the rear of the
To be constructed on the Seventh Street side of theatre. This panel will be one of the most advanced
the campus proper between the temporary training features of the new theatre.
school and the Home Management House, the build-
ing. consists of two parts-a. music-theatre wing and The control board will make possible maximuf'll
an art-speech wing. utilization of more than 60 stage lighting circuits4
It will permit the operator to prepare in advance five
Music-Theatre Wing different light setups, so that a multiple-set play may
be lighted with accuracy and with minimum diffi.,
The music-theatre wing, with its main entrance culty when the play is in progress.
on Seventh Street, is 120-feet square and contains a
basement and two upper stories. A scene workshop, 64 feet by 18 feet, will be
located off-stage teft, with one-third of the area two
located on the lower floor are music classrooms, stories high. The stage and workshop will conned
some 35 practice cubicles for individual or ensemble directly with the basement, where the dressind
use, a rehearsal room for choir and opera, a re- rooms, with showers, will be located.
hearsal room for dramatics, dressing rooms, and a
laundry with dyeing facilities. An orchestra pit, which may be covered when
not in use, will be located in front of the stage.
For the first time, said Dr. Dvorak, organ teach- Opening off the foyer will be a ticket booth, coat
ing will be afforded through two studios, one for
electronic organ and one for pipe organ-both studios
are on the lower floor, along with listening rooms
containing hi-fi equipment.

"Little Theatre"

A "little Theatre" will be ·the feature of the
ground floor. Seating some 415 persons in the main
auditorium and balcony, the thea.tre will have a
large and fully equipped stage.

The stage area, including the wings, will be 50
feet by 30 feet, with a proscenium width of 40 feet.
The main area will be trapped. Scenery will be rolled
onto the stage in wagons or flown from a loft 36


Fine Arts Building

The architect's sketch of the Fine Arts Building shows the view of the structure one will see when
looking from the Student Union. The glass-enclosed building in the foreground is the art-speech wing, and
the wing in the background will house the music department and theatre.


,oom, and offices for the director and technical di- art department to increase course offerings in these

rector. areas, according to Dr. Countryman. This will per-

The stage facilities, according to Dr. Dvorak, are mit not only more opportunities for specializing, but

iufficient to produce any opera or musical extrava- more opportunitites for broadening students' experi-

ganza. ences, he said.

Also located on the ground floor is a large band The gallery-foyer which runs through and joins

and orchestra room sufficient for rehearsals and both wings serve as an integrating force for the arts

iorkshops or conferences of from l 50 to 200 per- by providing facilities for display and exhibiting.

sons. The general speech area will consist of class-

The second floor will consist primarily of the rooms, special purpose rooms, practice cubicles, and

theatre balct>ny, offices, and storage rooms . offices.

Art-Speech Wing Three of the classrooms will be 24 feet by 30 feet,
while one will be 24 feet by 25 feet. Ceilings will

From the south-of-center portion of the rear of be composed of acoustical tile.

the music-theatre wing, a gallery-foyer extends west- One special purpose room, 18 feet by 15 feet,
ward to the art-speech wing. This wing is three will be soundproofed for recording and radio use.
stories high, with the upper two stories extending A glass-partitioned control room will be adjacent. A
out beyond the lower floor . The lower floor, glass- seminar-conference room, 18 feet by 12 feet, will
enclosed on three sides, is rectangular in shape and serve both faculty and students, including debaters.
runs 144 feet north and south and is 36 feet wide.
Several small soundproof cubicles, when equip-
Extending out over the lower story and com- ped with tape recorders, will make possible multiple
k;>letely glass enclosed, the upper two floors are student practice.

to6 feet long and 48 feet wide. The fine arts center will provide enlarged op-
portunities for students at Eastern to improve their
Art facilities on the first floor include studios s~h, said Dr. Ross. While the new quarters will
for ceramics, sculpture, and metal crafts. One feature not take care of all the special areas of speech as
of the planning, said Dr. Countryman, is access to they have been developing at Eastern, the over,.all
an outdoor sculpture court where students may work physical situation will be vastly improved.
on large pieces of sculpture.

The second floor houses two general crafts

•tudios, one of which will be used for weaving. A Winter Enrollment Up
large painting studio with an adjacent room for

t>ainting, storage, and frame making are located on

the third floor. Also at this level are a large drawing Final winter quarter enrollment of ful I-time stu-

and design room and two studios planned specifi- dents at Eastern is 2,063, according to Dr. Maurice

cally for art teacher training. Manbeck, registrar.

In the music-theatre wing is a room seating 50 The total includes l ,951 students returning from

students which is designed for audio-visual instruction the fall quarter, 31 first quarter freshmen, 29 trans-

in art history and art appreciation. . fer students, and 52 former students.

Having separate studios for ceramics, sculpture, The current enrollment represents a three per

metals, weaving and general crafts will enable the cent increase over 1956 winter quarter registration.


Perry Is Deputy Commander Communications
Of SAC All-Jet B-52 Wing

Colonel Edward A. Perry, formerly of Charles-
ton, has been named deputy commander of the 92nd
Bomb Wing of the Strategic Air Command. The all-
jet B-52 wing is based at McCord Air Force Base,
Spokane, Wash.

Perry attended Eastern from 1937 through 1939
and enlisted in the Army Air Corps . in 1940. He re-

A new telephone switchboard, complete with 96
extensions covering all departments and offices on
the Eastern campus, was put into use in Septembe..
The operator is Evelyn Jasper.

Alter Is Campus Coordinator

Colonel Perry, center, is greeted by members Of Student Religious Groups
of the Eastern chemistry department on his visit to
the campus. They are Robert J. Smith, left, and Har- Dr. Donald Alter, professor of social science at
ris E. Phipps, head of the department. Eastern, has been appointed administrative coordil
nator for religious societies on the campus. Dr.
ceived a B.S. degree in chemistry from the Univer- Alter's appointment is part of a program designet
sity of Illinois in 1949. to stimulate interest in religious activities amon11
In World War II, Col. Perry received the Air
Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Purple Heart, in Four religious societies are currently operatirj
addition to other citations for combat flying. He has on Eastern's campus. These are the Newman Cluk1
been on active duty since 1940. representing the Catholic Church, Gamma Delta, rept
resenting the Lutheran Church, the Methodist St!Jo4
Col. and Mrs. Perry (Ellen Henkel, '42) have dent Movement, and the Campus Fellowship, an interl
four children. denominational organization.

Local Lincoln-Douglas Debate "Our beginning program is two-fold," said Dr.
Alter. "First, we should have seven or eight societietl
Topic of Coleman Publication not four. Secondly, each organization should in~
crease its membership."
The Lincoln-Douglas debate at Charleston on
September 18, 1858, is the subject of a bulletin just "To realize these twin objectives," Dr. Alter COrli
published by Eastern. Author of the publication • is tinued, "there needs to be a clearer recognition of
Dr. Charles H. Coleman, professor of social science the need for religious understanding among East1
and a well-known Lincoln scholar. ern students.

Primarily concerned with the debate itself, the 1958 Summer Session
bulletin summarizes events leading up to the debate
and includes a description of the Illinois Political Opening date of the 1958 eight-week summe•
Campaign of 1858. The personalities of Lincoln and session at Eastern has been set as June 16, one wee~
Douglas are discussed and their friends in the Char- later than originally scheduled. Tentative plans also
leston area are described. call f9r a 12-week summer quarter beginning June 9.
Students will be able to earn 12 quarter hours of
Featured in the publication is the text of the credit during the eight-week session or 16 quartet
Charleston debate, with notes. The bulletin contains hours during the 12-week session.
illustrations of Lincoln and Douglas and a reproduc-
tion of a painting of the speakers platform. Coleman Dates of the 1958 Summer Music Camp havlt
closes the work with a political chronology for the been announced. The chorus section is June 15-221
period between 1854 and l.858. with the first week of band meeting June 22-29. Th~
second week of band is slated for June 29-July 6.


Cagers Show New Form

After Two Early Losses

Coach Bob Carey's up-and-coming basketball
team was beginning to show the form that carried
it to fourth place in the 1957 NAIA national tourna-
ment as The Eastern Alumnus went to press.

The Panther cagers dropped their first two
games, losing to Indiana Central, 76-61, and Ander-
son College, 95-82, both losses coming on the road.
Two straight wins have evened the season record,
lowever, with the first victory coming at Illinois ·

Jim Maguire Ellis Nohren

Dennis Kirby Howard Long games for an average of 23 points per game.
The six-foot senior from Westville got off to
l#lesleyan, where the Panthers captured an 82-70 deci-
sion. a slow start with only eight points in the Indiana
Central opener, but he counted for 28 against An-
In their most recent outing, Coach Carey's derson, 30 against Illinois Wesleyan, and 26 in the
charges made their best showing to date by out- Quincy game.

t nting a capable Quincy College five, 87-80, at Frank Wolf,· a 6-1 senior from Westville, is back
tz Gymnasium. Quincy had previously defeated at the other guard position. Wolf, the Panther free
Kirksville, Mo., and St. Thomas, Minn., and had lost throw artist, also demonstrated his scoring ability in
the Quincy contest, matching Milholland's 26 points.
Lnip-and-tuck 61-60 affair to defending Interstate
nference champion Western Illinois. Carey has three capable performers alternating
at the forward positions. They are Jerry Hise, a 6-2
John Milholland, probable one of the nation's junior from Decatur and a regular last season;
most proficient out-court shooting artists, paces the Howard Long, a 6-3 sophomore from Taylorville and
squad in scoring, having netted 92 points in four a transfer from Dubuque University; and B. J. Smith,
a 6-3 junior from Gillespie and a varsity reserve last
season. All three of the forwards are strong rebound-
ers and have given the Panthers new scoring power
up front.

Jim Maguire, 6-7 sophomore from Decatur and
a transfer from Iowa State, and Ken Christiansen, 6-2
junior from Rossville, are dividing the center chores,
replacing the ineligible Charles Session.

Other varsity players are Ellis Nohren, freshman
from Windsor; Dennis Kirby, sophomore from Ben-
son; Jack Moomey, junior from Mechanicsburg; Roger
Beals, sophomore from Neoga; and John Moomaw,
sophomore from Strasburg.


lniuries Plague Harriers; Panther Gridders Go Winless;
Myers First in llAC Passing
Five Earn Letters
Eastern's football Panthers, mostly an aggrega-

Plagued by injuries and the flu in the closing tion of freshmen and sophomores, went winless
weeks of the season Eastern's cross country team was through eight games,_ the first time since 1941 that
unable to cash in its highly successful dual-meet a Blue and Gray squad has failed to win a single
' campaign for blue chips in the state and Interstate
Conference meets. game.
Coach Ralph Kohl's squad gave its top perforn11
Coach Ma.yn.ard O'Brien's harriers won five of six
dual meets, losing only to Northern by a slender ance of the season at Homecoming, stubbornly con-
27-28 margin at DeKalb. Victories came over ceding a 21-13 decision to Western Illinois.
Wheaton, Bradley, Illinois Normal, Southern and
Western. Verlon Myers, sophomore · from Charleston, led
the team in total offense, accounting for 400 yard•
Michael Harvey, captain of the 1957 squad and by passing and 114 by rushing. Myers also topped
a senior, paced the Panthers through the dual-meet the Interstate Conference in pass completions, mak-
portion of the schedule; but a leg injury near the ing good on 24 of 78 attempts for 400 yards and
close of the season added a substantial number of two touchdowns. He was second in total offense with
points to the Panther's. state and league meet totals.
514 yards.
Rawlan Lillard, sophomore from Danville, placed Eastern had three pass receivers among the top
second in the state meet as Northern captured team
ten in the league, with Jon Ware, senior from Tus•
honors. The Huskies from DeKalb also ran off with cola, catching . eight; Norm Bomkamp, sophomore
the conference title a week later.
from Carlinville, six; and Ken Calhoun, freshman from
Two freshman, Don Thomas from Carlinville and Plymouth, Mich., five.
Ben Butler from Charleston, were first across the line
for Eastern in the loop contest, finishing eighth and Voted most-valuable by their teammates were
ninth. John Keiser, senior guard from Mt. Olive, and Mike
Phillips, freshman guard from Springfield.
Lettermen for the season were Butler, Lillard,
Thomas, Richard Storm of Ma·ttoon, and Richard Football numerals were earned by Richard Arm..
strong, Moweaqua; Don Arnold, Charleston; James.
Kragler of Mattoon. Becker, Princeton; Norm Bomkamp, Carlinville; Ken
Calhoun, Plymouth, Mich.; Carl Cohrs, MooseheartJ
Seasons Results Dave Crail, Charleston; John Cutlip, Clinton;

El Opponent Opp: Jim Erdmann, Ridgefarm; Dave Fields, Danville;t
27 Wheaton College Gale Garbe, Mattoon; William Gilmore, Bloomingto'1
21 Bradley 31 ~ohn Keiser, Mt. Olive; Robert Leach, Philo; Can
28 Northern Illinois 42 Magsamen, Tolono; Tim Mitchell, Hobart, Ind.; Ron
27 Monge, Tovey; Verlon Myers, Charleston;
24 Illinois Normal
21 Southern Illinois 35 Bill Neibch, Newman; Ron Noren, Taylorvill•
26 Western Illinois 35 Don Novak, Olney; Robert Parrish, Taylorville; Wayntt
llCCA Meet - Second 29 Paul, Crete; John Phillips, Springfield; John Puff,
IIAC Meet - Fifth Scarsdale, N. Y.; Robert Schuster, Springfield; Gerald
TenBarge, Mt. Carmel;

Je~ry VanBellehem, · Charleston; Dick Vaugha"m

Wrestlers Schedule 13 Meets Taylorville; John Ware, Tuscola; and Harvey Zim-
merle, Olney. Managerial awards went to James

Thirteen meets have been scheduled for Eastern's Chaplin, Tuscola; and Ronald Pukis, Westmont.

wrestling team, according to Coach Harold Pinther. · Seasons Results
The Panther grapplers saw their first action of El
Opponent Opp.

the season December 7 in the annual invitational 0 Indiana State 14
0 S. E. Missouri
tournament at the University of Illinois. 41
Three lettermen, headed by Warner Semetis, de- 20 Northern 111 inois 27
fending Interstate Conference champion in the 123- 6 Southern Illinois 27

pound division, will form the nucleus of Coach Pin- 0 Eastern Michigan 39

ther's 1957-58 squad. Semetis, a sophomore from 13 Western Illinois 21
Orland Park, won his division championship at the 6 Central Michigan 61

Illinois meet. 7 Illinois Normal 39

Other lettermen back are Dave Decker, senior

heavyweight from Champaign, and Jim Richards, Central, away; Jan. 22 - Bradley, away; Jan. 25 -

sophomore from Oak Lawn and a 147-pounder. Northern Illinois, away; Feb. 8 - Indiana Central.

The schedule: Dec. ?-University of Illinois lnvi- home; Feb. 14-15-Wheaton College Tournament at

tation(!I Tournament at Champaign; Dec. 13-Central Wheaton; Feb. 22-lllinois Normal, home; Feb. 24 -

Michigan, home; Jan. 11-Southern Illinois, home; DePauw University, away; Feb. 28-Eastern Michigaf1

Jan. 15-Wabash College, home; Jan. 18 - Indiana home; and March 8-llAC Meet at DeKalb.


Keeping in touch

01 Theodora Shoemaker (Mrs. bana Junior High School. She re- Matjorie Milburn (Mrs. H. M.
Chester F. Curtis) celebrat- cently enjoyed a nine week tour Goede) has returned to Illinois
ed her golden wedding anniver- of Europe, at which time she visit- from Iowa and is teaching in the
sary September 3., 1957. ed former classmates in Paris, Waukegan Public Schools. Her ad-
France. dress is 142 S. Lewis Ave., Wau-
02 Elsie Woodson Butler is re- kegan, Ill.
siding at 234 S. Grove St., 15 Hanford Tiffany is co-author
Oak Park, Ill. of a book entitled, "Life, 27 Mrs. E. l. O'Hair has been
an lntrodudion to Biology.'' The elected president of the
05 Flora E. Baish has returned book was published in 1957 by United Church Women of Spring-
from a six month tour of Harcourt, Brace and Co. Tiffany field, Ill. for 1957-58.
the Orient. A resident of Evanston, lives at 1601 Hinman Ave., Evans-
Ill., she is a retired teacher. ton, Ill. Neva Sloan is teaching English
at Collinsville High School, Col-
07 Nelle N. Clark retired from Marie Wal:z Flammer is enjoy- linsville, 111.
teaching in 1950, and for ing a six-week vacation in Florida
fie past six years, has traveled the and the Caribbean. Her address is 28 Grace Gordon Goodman
ltorld. She is now teaching reli- 1110 Crest View Dr., Fullerton, returned to teaching last
gious education in five Decatur Calif. year after an absence of nine
lachools. She also does tutoring and years. She plans to begin work on
"catches up with things that need 16 Mrs. lne:z Smith Gray is in her Masters degree soon.
to be done." her 35th year of teaching
6th grade in Cleveland, Miss. 3 0 lcuise Trager Dunphy is a
09 Lida Hostetler (Mrs. Rus- schools. She expresses interest and tea_cher of geography and
sell Shriver) has changed pride in Eastern's "progress." careers at Lake View High School
her address to 2328 N. Norris in Chicago, Ill.
Ave., Tucson, Ariz. 17 William Weger Allison has
a general insurance agen- 31 Velda Madget Tittle (Mrs.
l0 Jesse Ernst has retired after cy at Fl at Rock, 111. Roy Clippinger) is publish-
4J years of service to the er of two newspapers, the Carmi
U.S. Government as a mail clerk 18 Priscilla Helen Thompson is Times and the Norris City News.
and postmaster. He resides in Rar- employed by the lnheri She resides in Carmi, Ill.
din, Ill. tance Tax Office in Indianapolis,
Ind. Glenn Dodd teaches industrial
12 Mary E. Troutman writes arts in the 7th and 8th grades for
that she is in her 13th year 19 Margaret Marie McGill is the Oak Park school system. His
as head of the speech department preparing to take up a address is 1947 Newcastle Ave.,
at the University of Baftimore. Her new line of work after retiring Westchester, 111.
home is at 3301 Guilford Ave., from nursing. She is now remodel-
t<iltimore, Md. ing her Paris, Ill., home. 32 Hiram Edward House has
been promoted to admin-
13 Mabel Furness Johnson has 20 Mrs. A. R. McCarty has istrative assistant secretary-treas-
retired from teaching after m o v e d f r o m Ari ington urer of the Mississippi Valley Cred-
32 years service. She now resides Heights, Ill. to 765 Ellwood Ave., it Association. His mailing address
at l 030 N.E. Churchill St., Grant Orlando, Florida. is Piper Lane, Pittsfield, Ill.
Pass, Oregon.
24 Jessie E. Springer assumed 33 Cecile l. Burkybile (Mrs.
Emily C. Reid is doing substitute the position of curator of Frederick H e r s c h e r ) is
work in speech, English, and social the museum at the Madison Coun- teach ing home economics in Dow-
studies after retiring from active ty Historical Society in Edwards- agiac High School, Cassopolis,
teaching last spring. She lives at ville, Ill., after retiring from the Mich. Her husband is branch man-
513 Walnut St., Maywood, Ill. employ of the Illinois Public Aid ager for the department of state
Commission in 1956. office in Cassopolis. They have two
14 Mary V. Robinson writes sons, a sophomore in high school
that she is teaching at Ur- 25 Paul H. Kepner has chang- and a seventh grader.
ed his address from 3270
S. Utah St., Arlington, Va. to 3258 R. E. Wiseman was recently
S. Uath St., in Arlington. transferred to Karachi, Pakistan, as
technical advisor to Pakistanian Na-
26 Everett l. Green is in his tional Airlines. His mailing address
35th year of teaching math is LCA/ PAA APO 74, Box K, c/ o
at Mattoon High School. Postmaster, San Francisco, Cam.


Frank E. Wood is teaching world Construction Progress
history at Ch.arleston High School.
His wife, the former Madeline
Mirus, '33, is teaching language
and social studies at Jefferson Jun-
ior High in Charleston.

35 C. Leplie Kanatzer spent
the summer in Europe as
a member of Dr. Sherwood Eddy's
1957 European Seminar. The trip
included a close range study of
international affairs in foreign
countries, and conferences with
prominent European figures.

Olive Holsapple is currently in
her 12th year as an elementary
teacher in the Jewett Building,
Cumberland Unit. She received her
Masters degree from Eastern in
August, 1957. Miss Holsapple re-
sides in Toledo, llL

36 Mrs. Frank H. Myers is A network of steel girders in the main campus area indicate the
teaching English in the degree of progress in the construction of the Student Union Buildin9t
Waterloo Community Unit Dis- The building is slated for completion in the summer of 1958.
trict High School. Her address is
Pauther Heights, Waterloo, Ill. from 327 S. Garrard St., Rantoul, 1957 Suburban League baseball
Ill., to l 020 Englewood Dr., in title.
Marion K. Mathus is assistant Rantoul.
principal of School No. 90, Indian- 43 Dean A. Weber is an in-
apolis Public Schools. She lives at 39 Louis K. Voris is superin- dustrial arts instructor at
4105 N. Sherman Dr., Indianapolis, tendent of the Neoga Com- Charleston. High. He resides in
Ind. munity Unit Schools. His wife, the Westfield, 111.
former Agnes Worland, '39,
Alexander Summers, Mattoon, teaches English and is sponsor of Mary 8. Traylor has been elect1
was elected president of the Illi- the school paper and yearbook at ed secretary of the Junior · Higf-4
nois State Historical Society last Neoga High.
October. School Association of Illinois fori
Veda York Parrish announces
Helen C. Cron is a special edu- her return to teaching . She is em- 1957-58. She lists her mailing ad-
cation teacher in Brownsville, Tex. ployed at The Brocton Elementary dress as 412 W. Main St. Decatur,
Her address is 25 York Dr., School as a 5th grade teacher. She 111.
Brownsville, Tex. is living with her husband and
five children on a farm near Paris, 4 4 Mrs. Elizabeth S. Dailey is
3 7 William Abernathy is cur- 111. the reporter for a newl~
rently in his fifth year as organized newspaper in Tolono•
principal of Washington Commun- 4 0 Emily Waggoner Smith re- 111. The Daileys reside at 513 North
ity High School in Washington, Ill. cently joined the physical East St. in Tolono.
education department at Mattoon
Joe Henderson recently found- High School. Her husband, John, 47 Donld Shawver is autho~
ed the Henderson Engineering Co. is assistant supervisor at Imperial of a 99 page Monograp~
as a complete air and hydraulic Credit Co. in Bloomington, Ill. The published by the University of lllij
system advisor for industry. Hen- Smiths live at 2800 Richmond nois Press entitled, ''The Develop-
derson resides in Chicago, Ill. Ave., Mattoon. ment of Theories of Retail Price
Determination." He is currentl'14
Gwendolyn Oliver Borah has 42 Freda Mae {Rich) Seaton is starting his seventh year of teach-
assumed the position of girl's teaching 2nd grade in the ing at the University of Missouri.
counselor at Thomas Jefferson Jun- American Dependent School, Teh-
ior High School in Springfield, Ill. eran, Iran. Her husband, Maj. Vic- Bertha E. Mathias was recentl'14
tor Seaton, is Provost Marshall, initiated into Alpha chapter of Kap-
Raymond M. Baker ls in his fifth Gulf District U.S. Army, in Iran. pa Delta Pi, national honorary edu-
year of teaching at Grayslake cation fraternity. She is teaching at
Community High School. He re- Jim Phipps' Niles Twp. High Pana High School.
ceived his Masters degree from School baseball team captured the
Eastern in 1957. Baker is married Robert L. Sheets is teaching
and has two sons, a first grader
and a third grader. chemistry at Richwoods H i g H

Pauline Mevis Zoch has moved


~hool. He lives at 1932 Austin Dr., Arthur Glad is teaching and his Masters degree at the Univer-
Peoria, 111. coaching at the Elmwood Park sity of Illinois last summer.
Community High School in Subur-
B. M. "Bill" Seaman is teaching ban Chicago. He writes that he is John W. Butts is employed as a
at Bloom Twp. High School in Chi- anxious to hear from some of the social service worker in the Joliet
cago Heights, Ill. His address is "Old Classmates." His address is Public Schools, Joliet, Ill.
342 Conrad Ave., Peotone, Ill. 1641 N. Lotus Ave., Chicago 39,
111. Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Sedgwick are
48 Nadine Swinford ( M r s . currently living at 2304 21st Ave.,
Harold Wilkey) reports that 5 0 John G. Wargo is current- Gulfpoint, Miss.
her husband is teaching shop at ly residing at 239 W. Clay
Johns Hill Junior High School in St., Rushville, Ill. Wilford J. Hudson and his wife
Decatur, Ill. They are living in a are now living at 50 Seventh Dr.,
new home at 28 Sickles Dr., South Darrell Biggs teaches industrial Decatur, Ill. He is teaching indus-
Shores, Decatur. They have two arts at Proviso High School in May- trial arts at Niantic - Harristown
liildren, Michael, 7, and Patrick, wood, Ill. He received his Master's High School. His wife, the former
4. degree from the University of Illi- Doris Siegel, is an office occup-
nois last summer. ations coordinator at Stephen De-
I Ralph Widener is a professor of catur High School. ·
Vernon V. Drake has moved
k>eech at the University of Arkan- from Altamont, Ill. to Mattoon. 52 Charais Turner is teaching 1st
sas. Widener recently traveled to He is employed by Carter Oil Co. grade in tile Dr. Howard
Eastern with his University of Ark- at St. Elmo, Ill. Elementary School in Champaign,
ansas debate team for a meet. Ill. She resides at 1109 W. Church
Coralie Wetherell is teaching in St., Champaign, Ill.
George R. Miller is principal of the new Laketown School in
St. Joseph High School in St. Springfield, Ill. She spent the past Ann Ashley writes that she is
loseph, Ill. summer attending George Pea- in her third year of teaching in
body College. New York State. She plans to re-
Wllliam L. Carter has been pro- turn to the midwest next year.
moted to associate professor of Kathleen Spreke reports that her
ltducation at the University of Cin- husband, Harold, received his Marilyn Newlin Fortier, Long
cinnati. The Carters also announce Masters degree from the Univer- Beach, Calif., expects to take a trip
the arrival of their second child, a sity of Michigan recently. They to Illinois over the Christmas holi-
boy, born March 21, 1957. Their reside in Elmhurst, Ill. , where ' he days. Her husband, John, receritly
mailing address is listed as 8739 teaches. received a promotion at his job
DeSoto Dr., Cincinnati 31, 0. with Disneyland.
Milt Schonehaum has been head
49 William H. Tate is in his football coach at Carlinville High 53 Janet Ruth Venatta has
second year of teaching at School for the past three years. been reappointed as in-
Bloom Twp. High School in Chi- structor of elementary education in
cago Heights, Ill. He lives at 78 Nelson Grote was recently pro- the Burris Laboratory School, Ball
Norwood Ave., Park Forest, Ill. moted from State Supervisor of In- State College, Muncie, Ind.
dustrial arts, to assistant director,
Leon Slovikoski was recently Industrial Education, State Depart- Susan Tuttle is a laboratory tech-
.romoted to assistant division ac- ment of Education, Frankfort, Ky. nician at the Link Clin ic in Mat-
countant for A. 0. Smith Corp. in toon, Ill. She resides at 520 Wa-
~radley, Ill. Fred L. Wilson teaches at Morton bash Ave., Mattoon, Ill.
High School in Cicero, Ill. Wilson's
George Moritz is employed as son Bill, lettered in football and Betty J. Coventry is teaching
l:lvertising and sales promotion wrestling at Morton as a freshman. third grade in the Lowell Elemen-
lianager for Blaw-Knox Co. in tary School, Mattoon, Ill.
t/lattoon, 111. G. L. Bailey is the director of
Bands at Princess Anne High Barbara Hargis is teaching at
George Frazier recently resigned School in Lynn Haven, Va. His ad- the Calvin Coolidge School in
as principal of the elementary dress is 4514 Trestman Ave., "Nor- Peoria, 111.
school in Edna, Tex. He is now a folk, Va.
life underwriter for an insurance Bertha Webb Beck received her
company in Edna. 51 John R. (Dick) Adams is in Master of Science degree at East-
his fourth year at Henry ern last summer. She resides at
Jack E. Miller has joined the Ford Community College in Dear- 412 Seymour St., Sullivan, Ill.
~ching staff at Waukegan High born, Mich., where he is teaching
School in Waukegan, Ill. He also physical education and coaches Esther Ross is currently substitut-
teaches driver education a n d basketball and baseball. He is al- ing in the business education de-
sports appreciation. so taking courses at the University partment at Eastern. Her address
of Michigan. Adams, who resides is 810 Tenth St., Charleston, Ill.
Edgar W. Sellers is director of at 5492 Heather Lane in Dearborn,
physical education in the Park invites all friends who are in the Marilyn Heth Larson teaches
Ridge Public Schools. He is mar- area to stop and visit. homemaking at Morris High School
ried and the father of three chil- in Morris, Ill. The Larsons recently
dren. C. David Smith is the basketball moved into their new home at
and baseball coach at Beecher City 311 Meadors Circle, Morris, 111.
Carl W. Cohoon was recently High School. He finished work on
k>pointed principal of the High Lt. George Mellott is a Jet Flight
IChool at Farmington, Ill. Instructor with the U. S. Air


Contributor · Bob Borich is serving with the
U.S. Army in Ft. Huachaca, Ariz.
Jim Kehias, '52, and family. Jim made a gift to the Eastern Illinois His wife, the former Joan Wyack,
State College Foundation in 1956 which was matched by General '55, is teaching 7th grade at the
Electric under their donation plan. This fall Jim made another contribu- post school at Ft. Hauchaca. Borich
tion, this time to the Student Union Fund. It too was matched by expects to be discharged from
General Electric. The above photograph appeared in the Louisville (Ky.) the army in June, 1958.
newspaper in an advertisement illustrating the General Electric plan
of matching alumni gifts. Mrs. Kehias is the former Betty Jean Gaines, Leo F. Nelson, Jr., has a teach-.
ex-'40. ing assistantship at the Un iversif1
of Illinois, and is working on a
Force. He is stationed at Bryan Air ment as research assistant in bot- Ph.D. degree in geography.
Force Base in Texas. any at Yale University. Her ad-
dress is 42 Howe St., New Haven, Fern Nichols is teaching home,
Leo Galbreath is the principal of Conn. making at Leland, Ill.
the Cherry Street School in Olney_
111. Ted Porter and his wife, the Richard B. Henley has accepte<j
former Eleanor Young, are living a position as assistant field natur-
James Cole has accepted a posi- in Paris France. He is stationed alist at Bernheim Forrest, a 14,000
tion as manager of Audio Educa- there with the U.S. Army. acre park ·in Kentucky. His mailin!I
tion, Inc., a subsidiary of American address is Clermont, Ky.
Book Co., engaged in the produc- Richard Lee Wilkinson, formerly
tion of educational recordings. He of Enid, Okla., ·is now living at 410 Nancy Newberry (Mrs. Jerr~
lives at 42 S. Ridge Ave., Port W. 8th St., Apt. 5, Stillwater, Okla. Griffith) is teaching the 4th grad~
Chester, N. Y. in Mahomet, Ill. for the 2nd year.
Charles W. "Chuck" Edgington Her husband is the speech cor-
Lols Jean Ball is employed as is coaching football at Chatsworth rectionist in the Mahomet and
office manager for the Rasmussen High School in Chatsworth, Ill. Fisher school units.
Chevrolet Co. in Mattoon, Ill. Her
husband, Dean, recently discharg- Aden Sempscrott has accepted a Ida Jane Andrews is teachin~
ed from the Air Force, is now at- position as statistician for Beatrice homemaking at Farmer City Hig~
tending Eastern. Foods in Urbana, Ill. He resides at School, Farmer City, Ill.
602 E. Oregon Ave., Urbana, Ill.
Clyde Nealy is doing missionary Ervilla LaPointe has changed her
work in Hawaii. He resides at 55 David L. Fonner is now address to 165 Pershing Rd., De-
1350 Fort St., Honolulu, Hawaii. teaching and coaching in catur, Ill. She is working at Irwin
the junior high school in Rossville, Neisler & Co. in Decatur.
54 Margaret Ann Ellington Ill. The Fonners live at 202V2 E.
has accpeted an appoint- Maple St., Rossville, Ill. 5 6 Darrell Brown is receivi~
six months active traininQ
in the National Guard at Ft.
~eonard Wood, Mo. His wife,
Anita Ashmore Brown, ex-'57, is
now employed at the . Tom Petty
Insurance Agency in Oakland, Ill.

Gary W. Newell was recentl'14
promoted to field assistant, Mat-
toon district, of 'the Equitable Life
Insurance Society of the United

Pvt. James Hayes is a suppl)1
clerk in S-4 Battalion Headquarter54
Ft. Hood, Tex. . He expects to leave
for Germany in January.

Julia Lyons teaches in the Hins
dale (Ill.) elementary schools. This
is her second year in that commun-

Loretta Schwartz Van Bon is
working in Systems Division of
Bendix Aviation Corporation in
Ann Arbor, Mich. Husband Harold
is stationed in Germany, where he
is radio operator with USAFE.

Howard N. Fulk is in his second
year of teaching at Thornton High
School in Harvey, Ill. He resides at
Hazelcrest, Ill.


57 Dean Metter and his wife, Wilma G. Bieber teaches the 3rd During the eight week course, An-
the former Sylvia Michleg,
grade in the William Harris Ele- derson received training in admin-
'53, are residing at Apt. 39B, S.
mentary School in Decatur, Ill. She istrative, storage, and supply pro-
Jllirway, Pullman, Wash. Metter is
doing graduate work at the State resides at 45 l S. Ewing St. in De- cedures. Mrs. Anderson, the form-
lollege of Washington and is an
lssistant in the zoology depart- catur. er Sharon Hamann, ex-'57, lives
ment. Mr. and Mrs. Metter have
1wo children - Kathleen, 2, and Lon I. May resides at 1535 Grant in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Karl, eight months.
St., Downers Grove, Ill. Pvt. Russell E. Herron is station-
Bryon W. York is a student at Maurice E. Shanholtzer teaches ed at Ft. Chaffee, Ark., where he
9c<:ormick Theological Seminary is undergoing six months of active
in Chicago, Ill. He hopes to receive math and science in Illiopolis, Ill. military training as part of the Re-
his Bachelor of Divinity degree af- Edward Hartweger is an indus- serve Forces Act program. He is
ter three years of study. York's attending school for radio-tele-
mailing address is 2330 N. Halsted trial arts instructor and assistant phone operators. His address is
St., Chicago 14, Ill. basketball coach at Civic Memorial BR 16586155, Battery D, 4th Br.
Herbert Osman is minister of the High School, Bethalto, Ill. ATC, USATC FA, Ft. Chaffee, Ark.
lt\ethodist Church in Staunton, Ind.
His mailing address is Box 42, William Harlan Watson is spend- James Harder was recently pro-
ltaunton. ing six months active duty with the moted to business manager at
U.S. Army at Ft. Jackson, S. C. Charleston Community Memorial
Richard W. Frances and hi~ wife, Hospital. The Harders also an-
the former Wilda Hoskins, '54, are William H. Moutray is employed nounce the birth of a. son, John
both teaching in the Oakland as assistant football coach, in-· Woodrow, born October 1, 1957.
&hool Unit. Their mailing address dustrial arts and driver education
is Box 111, Oakland, Ill. teacher at Decatur's new Mac- Sharlene Banton teaches typing
Arthur High School. He resides at at Washington Junior High School
Ronald Dean Abel is doing grad- 255 N. 17th St. in Decatur.
uate work at the University of Illi- in Rockford, Ill. She lives at 2125
nois. Denver Foltz lists his residence Douglas St. in Rockford.
as R. R. 4, Newton, Ill.
George Donald Wright is a stu-
dent at the University of Chicago William D. Griggs is employed
Medical School. as assistant auditor to students or-

Thomas D. Dailey is a U.S. Gov- ganizations at Purdue University. Helen L. Lipscomb is an airline
ltrnment Pure Food and Drug in-
1pector in the St. Louis area. He Neil Henkel is doing a tour of hostess with Trans-World Airlines,
resides at 116 West St., Edwards-
ville, Ill. duty with the U.S. Army. Pvt. Hen- working out of Midway Airport in

Henry I. Deming is employed kel will soon be sent to Ft. Mon· Chicago. She resides at 1176 S.
as Athletic Director at Brocton (Ill.)
High School. mouth, N. J., where he will be an Taylor Ave. in Oak Park, Ill.

leo W. Cordes is a math teacher assistant physicist. Francis Eugene Cole is teaching
at Assumption (Ill.) High ?chool.
Willet Bishop Jr. will work i111 drawing and drafting in Mt. Edge-
Faye Rosetto Leitch is a l st the planning department at Berke.. cumbe Boarding School in Mt.
grade teacher at the Oak Grove
School in Decatur, Ill. She resides ley Equipment Company in Dan- Edgecumbe, Alaska. His pupils are
at l 048 W. Decatur Ave., Decatur. ville, Ill. after his tour of duty with Indians and Eskimos.
the U.S. Army. He is stationed at
Felecian A. Bright is industrial
arts instructor at Flat Rock High Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
School in Flat Rock, Mich. He re-
sides at 29176 Wesley St. in Flat MarriagesBilly J. Williams is an assistant
research chemist with the Contin-
John W. Larimer is residing in ental Oil Company in Ponca Cit;,
lelavan, Ill., where he is an indus-
trial arts teacher in the community Okla. His address is 612 S. Osage 47 Beth Vail and George l.
unit schools. St., Ponca City, Okla. Mascho on July 22, 1957.
The bride and groom are teaching
Ellen Morrison is an elementary Margaret Slattery is employed at Ball State. They are residing at
flhysical education teacher in Wau- as a secretary at National Petro- 5 Briar Rd., Muncie, Ind.
legan, Ill. She lives with her par- leum Chemical Company in Tus-
ents at 8931 Lacrosse Ave., Sko- cola, Ill. She is residing in La
kie, Ill.
Place, Ill. 50 Betty J. Murphy and Allen
Zollie W. Hall is teaching at M. Kah: on September 12,
Streator (Ill.) Township H i g h Winston Brown, former Eastern 1957. Katz is employed as a chem-
School. track and football star, is teaching
for the New Orleans Parish School ist for the Illinois Division of High-
Board in New Orleans, ·La. He is ways.

living with his parents at 2305 51 Eileen Falk of Mattoon, Ill.,
and Jack D. Winkleblack of
Soniat St., New Orleans 15. Northfield, 0., on June 22, 1957.
He is a distributor for Midwest
David Casstvens is coaching and Homes, Inc., in Cuyahoga and
teaching industrial arts at Gilman
(Ill.) High School. His mailing ad- Summit Counties, Ohio. Their ad-
dress is 520V2 N. Thomas St., Gil- dress is Box 246, Northfield, 0.
man, Ill.

Pvt. Gary Anderson was recent-

52ly graduated from the general sup- Harriet E. Carriker and Wil-
liam E. Crawford at Ore-
ply course at the Army's Armored
Training Center, Fort Knox, Ky. ana, Ill. Crawford is an agriculture


teacher at Argenta High School, 49 Leona Paden Adams and of a daughter, Catherine Lyn"I
and Mrs. Crawford has assumed her husband, J o h n S. born August 2, 1957. Her husband
the duties of a housewife. Adams, '51, are the parents of a is serving the U.S. Army as an in-
son, Scott Richard, born April 7, structor in the sign~I school at Ft.
Charlotte Horn and Bud Ebert 1957.
August 17, 1957 in Libertyville, Monmouth, N. J.
Ill. They now reside at 732 E. Rock-
land Rd. in Libertyville. Gerald R. Baker and his

53 Joan Weir and E. Arthur 50 wife, the former Jeanette
Icenogle of Long Beach,
Calif. on August 24, 1957. The In MemoriamDillman, '52, report the birth of
couple now live at 449V2 Sherman their second child, John Edward,
St., Calexico, Calif.
l 0on August 2, 1957. The Baker ad- Mrs. Franke Johnson (Eva"!
56 Carole McNiel and James lena Heeb) died Octobed
L. Rector on April 27, 1957. dress is 321 35th, Mattoon, Ill.
51 Mr. and Mrs. Lauretta Wil- 12, 1957. She is survived by her
Mrs. Rector is now teaching 3rd liams became the parents husband, a daughter, and three
grade at Enterprise School in De- of a daughter, Vanessa June, Octo- grandsons. Mrs. Johnson was bom
catur, Ill. Their address is 3815
W. Main St. Decatur, 111. ber 24, 1957. They have two September 15, 1891.

57 Barbara Ann Landenberger 13other daughters, Beverly, and Edna Fern Terry (Mrs. Har~
and Jim Stine on October
29, 1957 in West Covina, Calif. Paula Jean. R. Prather) died on July 2ll
Mrs. Stine is teaching.
52 Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. 1956 at Paris, Ill. Prior to her deatl
LuJean Goodwin, senior art Parker announce the ar- she had resided at R. R. l, Kansas,
major at .Eastern, and Gerald L. rival of a daughter, Laura Ellen, 111.
Williams October 20, 1957 in
Marshall, 111. He is stationed at Ft. 16born October 14, 1957. The Par- Miss Lillie Lauher, 70-yeaf
Belior, Virginia, with the U.S. old retired school teacheil
Army. kers live in Salem, Ill.
54 Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Al- died on December l, 1957 in
Mildred Jo Ann Fleming and len Kirchberg are the par- Union Hospital at Terre Haut91
Don Blanck of Onarga, Ill. on June ents of a son born November l, Ind., where she had been a patie'4
23, 1957. They now reside in San
Jose, Ill. where Mrs. Blanck 1957, named Patrick Allen. Kirch- for several weeks.
teaches 2nd grade in the elemen-
tary school. berg is working as a mathemati- Miss Lauher was born June 18,
cian for Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. of 1887 near Isabel. Her parents were
Pat Carr and Arlin Rice on Au- M.ilwaukee, Wisc.
gust 11, 1957. He is the band di- Benjamin Franklin and Permelit
rector at Onarga High School in
Onargo, Ill., and Mrs. Rice is a Erma Thompson (Mrs. Jacob E. Jane (Jarvis) Lauher. She was gradt
music teacher at Buckley-Loda High
School in Buckley, 111. Hyland) and her husband report uated from Eastern in 1916 and

Births the birth of a daughter, Judith received a Master's Degree fr~
Elaine, August 18, 1957.
4 0 Mary Liffick (Mrs. Charles Butler University at lndianapol
Crum) and her husband
write that they have a son, James, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Boekler She taught school in and aroun
Aaron, who was born March 26,
1957. Their address is Virginia, (Orpha Power) became the parents Charleston before going to In-
of a boy, Jeffrey Allen, October dianapolis, where she was teacht
4 4 Emily Steinbrecher (Mrs.
Anthony Codispoti) and her 5, 1957. ing at the time of her retiremert
husband report the birth of a dau-
ghter, Margaret Mary, born No- Mr. and Mrs. Gene McDivitt an- ten years ago.
vember 28, 1957. ·Their family
now includes four girls and three nounce the arrival of a daughter, Miss Lauher is survived by a
boys. The COdispoti address is 801
Glenhaven Ave.-; Fullerton, Calif. clCheryl Lynne, born September 16, sister, Mrs. Anna Maria Wright

1957. They live at 1854 Brandon Bismarck, N. D.; a brother, Sylvell

Ave., St. Petersburg, Va. ter A. Lauher of Kansas; seven

Jacqueline Butler (Mrs. Russell nephews and three nieces.

Reeley) and her husband became 32 Margaret E. Fritch (Mf"St
the parents of a boy, Russell Stuart B. Cultra) of Onarg4
David, born August 17, 1957 in 111., died at her home August 19,
Homer, Ill. 1957. Interment was made in the

56 Susan Walters (Mrs. Ray- -Onarga Cemetary. Mrs. Cultra was
mond Wood) is the mother
44 years old.
Late Word

Among the recent items of in- months in Wiesbaden, German11
formation received by the Alumni and are now living in Panaml
Office is a note from Ida Louise City, Fla. Capt. McConnell is sta~
Teagarden McConnell, '43, report- tioned at Tyndall Air Force Base.
ing that she and her husband, Cap-
tain William F. McConnell, have re- Yvonne Thormahlen., '54, wht
turned from three years and eight
formerly lived in Paris, Ill., is now
residing at Box 92, Sarmi, Ill.


Letter From Alumni President

Dear Eastern Alumnus:

Frankly, this letter is written. for the sole purpose of attempting to speed up contributions on the Stu-
dent Union Drive at Eastern. As an interested party, you are entitled to information concerning this Drive,
which is:

l. Progress Report: $15,500.00
145 Faculty pledges totalling 3,303.00
100 Alumni pledges totalling 4,807.00
16 Charleston Community pledges 1,000.00
Unsolicited friends out of Charleston who are not Alumni
Total to date $24,610.00

2. How and Why is the Un.ion being built?

a. How: Only by the sale of building bonds to be paid by income from the use of the building
and its facilities and by the students. The students of Eastern voted to add $9 per quarter to
their school fees to be used to retire the bonds.

b. Why: To provide the student with more adequate cafeteria facilities, a snack bar, a large con-
feren~e and convention hall, which can also be used as a ballroom or banquet room and rec-
reational rooms and other facilities. This building will also be available for use by groups
other than students and will provide a headquarters and dining facilities for returning alumni.

3. What is the hurry?

The contract for the building has been let ·and construction is started! The bonds were necessar-
ily sold at a discount because the bond market had broken so badly and therefore, the full
amount from their sale was not realized. The construction contract was let with an "if and when"
clause covering air-conditioning. If we could raise the money or pledges for the money, the
air-conditioning would be included at the contract price. This clause can now be cancelled by
the contractor upon a thirty-day notice. SO - WE NEED HELP NOW!

4. Conclusion:

For 57 years, Eastern has taken care of herself. We have never before had an opportunity to
help her in any way. She needs us now. As Eastern grows in stature, so does the value of our
diplomas grow. I know you are as interested in our School as I am and that you want to help.
Please give as generously as you can and as quickly as you can. May we have your pledge
soon? Remember, you have 3 years to pay.

If you have a question, please write to me and I will do my best to answer it.

Cordially yours,

~ <t'?t:U-n &J~ma'l<d

H. Ogden Brainard, '25

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