Included in this volume is a record of the inauguration of President Francis S. Hutchins, to whom the 1940 Chimes is dedicated. A poem ("Cool Tombs") by commencement speaker, Carl Sandburg, begins the Creative Writing section. The Lower Division featured more exchange students this year as well; Marguerite Imrie from Cameroun, West Africa, Michael Fuhrmann from Hamburg, Germany, Bob Benjamin from Shanghai, China, Edward Brann from Hamburg, Germany, and Laura Eakin from Bangkok, Thailand. The Upper Division had two name changes in their Organizations. The Student Legislative Group became the Upper Division Senate and the Student Advisory Group became the Student Board of Governors and the Vanguard which was originally the Public Affairs Forum. The Home Ec club integrated back into the Agricultural-Home Ec. Club and the school gained a Bird Club, the Rural Comm. Life Club, the Wallpaper, and the Photography Club; the specialized bands split into the Royal Collegians and the Zephyrs. The male Track teams split into three teams, the "Varsity Track", the "Frosh Track" and "Secondary Track". The Phys. Ed. Instructors are highlighted for the first time. The male Swimming clubs split as well into four divisions: Varsity Swimming, Frosh Swimming, Secondary Swimming, and Foundation Swimming. There is no more "Life Saving" group for men. There is a Memoriam for O. C. Morrison in this year's Chimes. This year features a map of Appalachia in the Advertisement section.