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TO PRESIDENT KELLY, whose untiring efforts and 
■wise counsel have been the leading factors in estab- 
lishing and guiding this institution, we, the Editorial Staff, 
affectionately dedicate our Arbor Vitae. 


N preparing this Arbor Vitae we iiave tried to use economically tlie 
means at our disposal and not incur obligations which we cannot 

expect reasonably to fulfill. Our aim has been to portray all the 

phases of college life, to present the records of persons that have played their 
parts well and have sent themselves out into the world, prepared to tight its 

I extend my thanks to every jnember of the stall' and to everyone who 
has in anv wav aided in making this book a success. 

(llftUcjr 3iJgs 

HE college man reaps his greatest joys, not in the hidden future, but 
in the open present. He believes in the future, but the doing of duty 
that lies nearest him, the little acts of kindness and love, the striving 
tolDe a better and a greater man is what he considers to be college joys. He 
labors to maintain a clear conscience and to keep the kindly light of hope 
ever before him as a directing power by day and a guiding light by night. 

College men do not wish the world to know them as great men, but they 
desire to keep burning in their hearts the cleansing fire of love, so that their 
acts will be such as to teach the world the worth of college life. The true 
college man experiences his greatest joys in assisting others to reach the 
mountain top and thus to see the world crop full of delight and hope as one 
vast plain of joys. 

During our college life strong friendships are formed. These friendships 
tower above the trials and adversities as the mighty oak towers above the less 
sturdy growth about it. When the gale breaks forth with all its fury, the 
oak bends its proud head in acknowledgement of the great power and shelters 
the vine, which clings to it for support. So with friends. When the disap- 
pointments and sorrows come they sympathize with us, and are bent with 
the burden of our sorrows. They help us to lift our faces toward the sunlight 
and once more journey toward our ideal. It is in college that we experience 
the joy of wisdom, not by blindly experimenting, but by watching others 
choose false lights on the shore. Thus we are spared the fate of those who 
are lost — who go down with the despair of their own mistakes. 

We have the joy of gaining strength and power, this will enable us io 
avoid indilTerence and neglect and to overcome obstacles to inviting oppor- 
tunities that go with us through our entire lives, and thus we are able to 
meet opportunity and to avoid the sickness of desiiair and the spell of in- 

Confidence is ours. The failures of others do not cause our feet to falter, 
nor does vanity cause us to turn aside, but we press on towaril our ideal goal. 
There is no failure for a true college man, for if at the end of his course he 
docs not measure up to his ideal, he still has (lod's good world before him in 
which to experience joy and reach hapi)iness. 

It is the desire of the editor that this Arbor \'itae may in future years 
assist some one who has found life's fierce battles and who is on the verge 
of going down with the conquered, to receive h()i)eful inspiration, and from 
his college joys arise to more joyful realities. Editor. 

(ilhrmtjjlu^tr^l ^tfWttixttxs 

I HE Muncie Normal Institute was not swaddled and dandled and 
rocked into being through the favor of the powerful, or the benign 
c'()-oj)eration of quickly sympathetic forces. Prophetic Fortune 
smiled not on its humble birth and Melancholy seemed early to have marked 
it for her own. 

"Nitor in adversum" was the motto which appropriately described much 
of the early struggle which accompanied the uprooting of rigid custom and 
settled prejudice. The wrenching and grinding of some powerful, though in- 
harmonious forces; the conflict of ideality and consecrated devotion against 
selfishness, pretense, greed and profit, not only tried patience and tested 
fortitude, but left some who fought in the early battles to wear the scars — 
the results of hurts and arrows intended for the inlliction of death wounds. 

It possessed not one of the qualities, nor cultivated one of the arts that 
recommend it to the favor of smug contentment and well hedged conceit. But 
it was not made for a minion or a tool. As little did it follow the trade of 
winning the hearts by imposing upon the understandings of the people. 

At every step of its progress there has been that which traversed and 
opposed, and at every turnpike it has had to show its passport, and again and 
again to prove its sole title to the honor of being useful to the city of its birth, 
to the state of its nativity, and the country which it loves. It has earned its 
place through proof to the world that it is not wholly unacquainted with the 
standards and necessities of its time, and the whole system of activities and 
forces which shape and control, and point the way of Twenty Century Edu- 
cation. Conceived in a pure desire honestly to serve, it has faced discourage- 
ment and doubt, but has frequently been able to transmute the wretched 
parsimony of its accumulated stores into plenteous hope, through the alchemy 
of enthusiastic and audacious venture. 

As growth and progress is the only law which so vigorous a life can 
obey, those of us who now see its early successes need not expect, and should 
much less hope to see its star at zenith. 

As time is measured on the calendar of years, the date of its birth does 
not reach back to legend or obscurity. This does not mean, however, that it 
has little of tradition, or less of happy memory. 

The Muncie Normal Institute was incorporated under the laws of Indiana 
on October Oth, 1911. Its real history, so far as the outside world is con- 
cerned, must date from that time. This culminating act, however, meant 
simply a definite step forward in an attempt to make measurable and con- 
crete, ideas, hojjes and sentiments which had been crystal izing for many years 
prior thereto. The Hood of activity and the tremendous quickening of forces 
which have made history, inspired hope, and olTered promise since that date 
are too well known and too familiar to all who will be interested enough to 
peruse this writing to need repetition here. 

Its path ahead seems free of pitfalls, and its rising sun of prosperity 
melts away all signs of gloom or despair. A perfect unison of voices unite 
in a swelling chorus, proclaiming its virtue and pledging devotion to its 
future welfare. 

The Muncie Normal Institute! 

Unfettered by any tie which binds it to the commonplace! 

Unafraid in its conviction that right and virtue will ultimately triumph! 

Palsied be the hand raised in sign of its destruction! 

M. D. Kellev. 

Sa the ^. ^. 3. 

Proudly she stands with rock-bound walls, 
Northwest from the Magic City, 

Among the groves of elm and oak 

That makes her a throne of beauty. 

To fill her walls from far and near, 

From North and South and East and West 

There come each year the worthy ones, 
To be by her with learning blest. 

To work for her, to play for her, 

To pray for her and do all well. 

To strive for that which makes us men, 
That be the aim each life shall tell. 

And when we leave thy noble halls. 

To face our worldly tasks with cheer. 

What tears we shed shall be in love. 
Our hearts shall ever bind us here. 

Here to this place shall memory turn. 
Till death shall call us by and by. 

Within our hearts shall love's light burn. 
Our love for thee dear M. N. I. 

— S. (i. W. 

#ff:m's niib Hrrcrturs 

M. G. lU'UTON, Diic-flo 



Professor C. W. Boucher, the elticieiit dean of the Normal Department, and Mi-o. 
Boucher, who have spent two decades of their lives in founding and nurturing a great 
popular institution of learning, are still devoting their energies to the interests of the 
Muncie school. It is the earnest desire of the faculty and student body that JMr. and Mrs. 
Boucher maj' spend yet many years in the work for which they are so eniinenlly fitted 
and which they love with such devotion. 

Head of Department of .Science 

.\l. .1. SEARLE 
Head of Language Department 


(Iheniistry and Biological 

High School Principal 
History of Literature 

Head of Mathematic 

Oratory and Dramatic Art 

.1. F. McMULLAX 

Head of Department of History and 


Instructor in German 

Dean of Training School 
Head of Department of Pedagogy 

Head of Agriculture Department 


Instructor in Manual Training 

and Agriculture 

Head of Department of Law 

.1. E. JAMES 
Uookkc'Lpiny and Actual Business 

Shorthand and Typewriting 

Head (if Industrial Department 

Fine and Applied Arts 

Instructor in English 

Special Trainini; Teacher 

Head of Department of Home l-lconomk's 

English and Mathematics 

Special Training Teacher 


Assistant in Domestic Science 

and Domestic Art 


Assistant in Domestic Science 

and Domestic Art 

sistant in Domestic Science 
and Domestic Art 



American and Englisti Literatiirt 


Assistant in Domestic Science 

and Domestic Art 

Manual Training and Mechanical Drawing 

Instructor in Piano 

Instructor in Piano 

Dean of Public School Mus 

Head of Piano Department 

Piano and Harmony 

Instructor in Piano 

Head of City Training School Department 

O. L. BOOR, D. V. S. 

Instructor in Veterinary Surgery 

0. W. CALA'IN 

Assistant Art Instructor 



.Monday, Soiiteinlun- 21, 1914 Alatriciihiticm and rL'i!islrnti(iii (if students. 
Tuesday, September 22, 1914 — Students eiiiolled in classes and recitations. 
Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 1914 — Thanksgiving recess. 
Thursday, December 10, 1914 — Term ends and grades given out. 


.Monday, December 14, 1914 — .Matriculation and registration of students. 
Tuesday, December 15, 1914 — Students enrolled and classes begin. 
Thursday, December 24 to Monday morning .January 4, 1915 — Holiday recess. 
Thursday, March 11, 1915 — Term ends and grades given out. 


.Monday, March 15, 1915 — Matriculation and registration of students. 

Tuesday, March 16, 191.5 — Students enrolled and classes begin. 

.Monday, .-Vpril 26, 1915 — Recess for Mid-Spring Term opening (one day). 

Monday, May 31, 1915 — Decoration Day recess (one day). 

Friday, .June 4, 1915 — Term ends and grades given out. 


.Monday, .April 26. 1915 — Matriculation and i-egistration of students. 
Tuesday, April 27, 1915 — Students enrolled and classes begin. 
.Monday, .June 7, 1915 — Recess for Summer Term opening. 
Friday, July 16, 1915 — Term ends and grades given out. 


.Monday, June 7, 1915 — Matriculation and registration of students. 
Tuesday, June 8, 1915 — Students enrolled and classes begin. 
Thursday, .Augu^t 26, 1915 — Term and ^car ends. 


.Monday, July 19, 1915 — Matriculation and registration of students. 
Tuesday, July 20, 1915 — Students enrolled and clashes and recitations begin. 
Thursday. .August 26, 1915 — Term and year ends. 


Sunday morping, .August 22 — Baccalaureate Sermon. 
Monday evening, .August 23 — Conservatory of Music Commencement. 
Tuesday afternoon, August 24 — .Annual Business Meeting of .Alumni .Association. 
Tuesday afternoon and evening — Kxhibition and Commencement of Industrial Department. 
Tuesday, 9:00 p. m. — Banquet of .Alumni .Association. 
Wednesday evening, August 25 — Oratory Commencement. 
Thursday afternoon, August 26 — .Annual Field Day Exercises. 

Thursday evening — Final Commencement Exercises, with presentation of Diplomas and 
conferring of Degrees. 

ROBERT LAMBERT, Editor-in-Chief 
GOLA CLEVENCiEH, Business Manager 

^ur llhmls 

We question the gloomy pessimist and sadly he saith, 
"The joys of this life are fleeting as the phantom or wraith" 
But, my doubting friend, take this saner thought from me — 
Happiness is an essential commodity. 

If you would foster higher aim of mind and splendid strength. 
Follow the certain trail of fixed purpose — go your length. 
For up the vast mountain of earnest endeavor. 
Are carved the steps to things that we truly strive for. 

This is a beautiful world viewed from a proper angle. 
And 'tis our fault if the colors blur and the scenes tangle. 
We can make the barren spots glow with promise bright. 
Leaving no hint of wintry storm or dark'ning night. 

AW of us need the creed that's founded upon love, hope and trust. 
And 'mid the toilsome strife, the battlecry "I dare — I must" 
Our souls expand diffusing cheer and charity. 
Through our ideals we reach what we hope to be. 

— K. L. X. 


CollcKc and Classic- Homer L. Arnold 

Scientiiics C.uniie H. Summers 

Oratory - Clarence Beck 

Art Mabel Winters 

Music John V. Maier 

Commercial Harry Sellers 

Home Economics Besse Hayden 

High School Henry B. Morrow 

Industrial William O. Fox 

Classes A, B, C, and Two-Year Anna Vaughn 

Penmanship Denzel Stewart 

Y. M. C. A Maurice O'Baunon 

Y'. W. C. A Anna Vaughn 

Athletics Reed Groninger 

Cl|tlhreit of tip ^ixti]tv 

A snake in the Garden of Eden 

Tempted Eve with the blaze of liis eyes 

And pointed the road to our heartaches, 
AVhen the vixen accepted his prize. 

Is it fair then to blame us poor children 
When tempted too strongly we fall. 

Wasn't Charity's garment expanded 

So's to furnish some clothes for us all? 

Is error so rare among mortals 

Is the toll it exacts so compleie. 
That e'en Shylock's exactions seem paltrj' 

When we're caught in the snares at our feet? 

The jam and the cookies and sweetbreads 
Sitting high on the old pantry shelf 

Way back in the twilight of boyhood 
Seemed ever a beckoning elf. 

We'd been told of the .Apples of Sodom, 

We'd been warned how wrong 'twas to steal. 

But who'd have the heart to grudge ever 
The joys of that clandestine meal? 

'Tho discovered and frightened and scolded 
And we cried till our two eyes were red, 

'Twas Mother in loving forgiveness — 

Who, that eve, tucked us warmly in bed. 

'The oft we were chastened and frightened 
Till fearful ahead seemed our path, 

.At prayer time, both Father and Mother, 
Seemed ere to relinquish their wrath. 

.Are there not somewhere in Reason 

Some things that will furnish excuse, 

.And will He not smile :it our mischief? 

When sometimes we're "raisiMg the deuce?" 

1 don't make a plea for abandon, 

(I know for my soul 'twon't be well) 

But, admitting the "Old Nick" is in us. 

Does it mean that we're .lioiic slraiglil lo Hell' 

Those doleful and pale blooded fellows 

AA'hom even our frolics annoy. 
Don't speak by the card for His wishes. 

Include in the plan no kill-joy. 

So here's lo the smile and the MUishine, 

And here's to the death of deep gloom. 

In God's loving and tender forgiveness. 

In His House for us :ill He'll find room. 

— M. D. K. 

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Lincoln, Ind. 

"I'd like to live iiniojiy the mountains where 
ISollders ("d" silent) are numerous." 

New Castle, Ind. 

"Ma.v I ask a question. Professor?" 

iLltr ;:Stur^ nf thr :Stars nub :S"tnijcs 

HE American Hag is a growth, rather than a creation. Its history can 
be traced back to tlie twelfth century, or nearly six liundred years 
l)rior to the first "Flag Day," June 14, 1777. 

During the first crusade in 1195, Pope Urban II assigned to all of the 
Christian nations as standards, crosses varying in color and design, emblam- 
atic of the warfare in which they were engaged. To the Scotch troops was 
assigned the white saltire, known as the white cross of St. Andrew, on a blue 
held. The British used a yellow cross, but a century and a quarter later they 
a(lo])te(l a red cross on a white field, known as the red cross of St. George. 

When James VI of Scotland ascended the throne of England as James I, 
he combined the two Hags, and issued a proclamation recjuiring all shijjs to 
carry the new Hag at their main masts. At the same time the vessels of south 
Britain were to carry at their foremasts the red cross of St. George and the 
ships of north Britain to carry the white cross of St. Andrew. 

The new Hag was known as "Kings Colors," the "Union Colors," or the 
"Great Union," and later as the "Union Jack," and was the one under which 
the British made all their permanent settlements in America. It was the Hag 
of Great Britain only by proclamation, however; not until 1707 did Parliament 
pass an act definitely uniting the two countries and their Hags. In the same 
year the Government issued regulations reejuiring the Navj' to use what was 
known as the white ensign; the Naval Reserve, the blue ensign; and the Mer- 
chant Marine, the red ensig.n. Owing to the fact that the British merchant 
vessels were everywhere, the colonists in America came to look upon this reil 
ensign as the Hag of Great Britain. 

The people in the New England colonies were bitterly opposed to the 
cross in the flag. In 1635 some of the troops in Massachusetts declined to 
march under this Hag and the military commissioners were forced to design 
other Hags for their troops with the cross left out. The design they adopted 
has not been preserved. In 1(552 a mint was established in Boston. Money 
coined in this mint had the pine tree stamped on one side of it. The pine 
tree design was also used on New England Hags, certainly by 1704 and pos- 
sibly as early as 1635. 

At the outbreak of the Revolution the American colonies had no Hag 
common to all of them. In many cases the merchant marine Hag of England 
was used with the pine tree substituted for the Union Jack. Massachusetts 
adopted the green pine tree on a white Held with the motto, "An Ai^peal to 
Heaven." Some of the southern states had the rattlesnake Hag with the 
motto, "Don't Tread on Me" on a white or yellow field. This Hag had been 
used by South Carolina as early as 1764. Benjamin Franklin defended the 
rattlesnake device on the ground that the rattlesnake is found only in America 
and that serpent emblems were considered by ancients to be symbols of 

In September 1775 there was displayed in the south what is by many 
believed to be the first distinctively American Hag. It was blue with a white 
crescent, and matched the dress of the troops, who wore caps inscribed, 
"Liberty or death." 

The colonists desired to adopt a oonimon Hag, l)ut they had not yet 
declared independence and were not at first seeking independence. They took 
the British Hag as they knew it, and made a new colonial Hag by dividing the 
red field with white stripes into thirteen alternate red and white stripes. This 
is known as the Cambridge tlag, because it was first unfurled over Washing- 
ton's headquarters at Cambridge, Mass., on .January 1, 177(5. It complied 
with the law of 1707 by having the I'nion .hick on it; it also represented the 
thirteen colonies by the thirteen stripes. 

As the colonists gradually became converted to the idea that independ- 
ence from the mother country was necessary, they began to modify the Hag, 
first by leaving ofT the Union Jack, and using only the thirteen horizontal 
stripes. The modified flags were not always red and white, but regufarly 
consisted of combinations of two colors selected from red, white, blue and 
yellow. The final modification was the replacement of the Union .lack by 
the white stars on a blue field. 

The stars are the only distinctive feature of the American Hag. The 
charming story which credits Betsy Ross with making the first flag of stars 
and stripes is still accepted by historians. When \\'ashington suggested the 
six-i)ointed star, she demonstrated the ease with which a five-pointed star 
could be made by folding a piece of paper and producing one with a single 
clip of the scissors. Some writers are of the opinion that both stars and 
stripes in the Hag were derived from the coat of arms of the Washington 
family, but this theory is not generally held. 

The official adoption of our first Hag was in 1777. On .June 14 of tliat 
year the Continental Congress passed an act providing that "the Hag of the 
thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the 
union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constella- 
tion." The thirteen stars were arranged in a circle to symbolize the perpetu- 
ity of the union of the states. 

\'ermont was admitted to the union in 1791 and Iventucky in 1792. It 
was felt that these two new states ought to be recognized on the Hag, so in 
1794 Congress passed an act making the Hag fifteen stars and fifteen stripes. 

This remained the Hag of the United States throughout the War of 1812, 
until there were twenty states in the union. In 1810, an eflort was again 
made to modify the Hag so that all the new states would be represented on it. 
To be continually adding stripes would make the Hag very awkward in shape 
and appearance, so after arguing the matter for two years, Congress decided 
to return to the original thirteen stripes and one star for each state. Congress 
has never determined the arrangement of the stars nor the shape and propor- 
tions of tlie Hag, and there has been great variation, especially in the group- 
ing of the stars. There are still many who believe that the symbolic circular 
gi'ouping of stars should be restored. 



Class ®rgaitt2alto« 

DELBERT E. LEIST, President GEO. W. SCHELL, Vice President 

EARL E. BENSON, Secretary 


Homer I.. Arnold Charles G. I'epe 

Eai-l E. lienson Rollie Ponsler 

P. .1. Fushelbergcr Geo. W. Schell 

Delbert E. Leist Chester D. Schlegel 

L. M. Martin Eva M. Taylor 

Flint, Mich. 

"Sti-iins, siiuplo niui silent ;ire tin- sti-:i(lf:ist 
hiws that sway this Uiiivc-rsi.- of none with- 

Mnni'ie. Ind. 

■•.\s some nii.iiht.v elilT that lilts itsawl'ul f'orni, 
Swell.s from the vale and midway leaves the 

Beech Grove, Ind. 

•'Ein Deiitschcr von die Haupstadt.' 

Bluffton, Ind. 

"I would be in polities if it were not so rotten, 
nd the suffragettes would not interfere." 

Muneie, Ind. 

"A man of silence — except when he talk 

Monroe, Iiid. 

'Tiiiling, rejoicing, sorrowing, oiiwiird through 

life lie goes, 
Kiich morning sees some task begun. e:K'h 

evening sees it close." 

White Water, Ind. 

"A brisk wielder of the rod; a lover of little 

l.aPorte, Ind. 

•Modest and shy as a girl should be — the 
sc of the class." 

Dalevillc, Ind. 

"The bell I'ang before time this morning, 


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(A|jiTstrrtphc tc (Liinr 

Oh Time I Thou monster of Celestial birlli. 
You paint our locks a silvery white, 

You furrow the brow and banish mirth 
Ending our hopes with Chaotic night. 

Since first you began to wind your monstrous coils 
O'er the barren rocks of our terrestial sphere. 

Charming myriads with your tlowery foils. 

Wounded, slow, venomous, void of mortal fear. 

Poisoning ever with your deadly venom 

Those daring to slumber in your direful way. 

Countless mortals against you daily come 

With cries of despair for that fatal day. 

Still, round your baleful eyes you cast. 

Planning vengeance for every wrong of yore 

Until your mighty insults are avenged at last 
And engraven forever in tragic lore. 

You are as long as space is wide. 

Neither knowing a beginning nor an end. 
A friend firm, faithful, true and tried. 

Or a foe who will no quarter lend. 

Better for man to perish in youthful bloom 

Than hope to conquer you in mortal strife, 

And prolong the agony of a hopeless doom 
By wagered combat with immortal life. 

Long the grievances, ancient the insults. 

Wide the conflict, hopeless, endless, dire. 

Waged in every clime by myriad cults. 
All vanquished as by Celestial fire. 

Alas, how few in life's wild endeavor 

Dream of your presence stern, silent, drear. 

Sure to avenge, sparing, pardoning never. 
Awarding, avenging e'er without fear. 

Then far in advance of your horrid array 
Men ever must breast the surging tide. 

Lest alas, they awake some fateful day 
In terror by your vast deadly side. 

Finding life's feeble hope blasted forever. 
Facing in horror, your grim lurid cast. 

Piercing, triumphant, cold, mockingly clever 

Exulting for the wrongs avenged at last. — H. L. A. 

"Will all the sirls in cooUiiifi, 
Please their uniforms all wear. 
And assemble for their pieture. 
And look pleasant! Do not slare!" 
Then rctraets and walks demnrelv 
To the oblivion of the rear. 

From the other side conic one 

Who is tall and most eonvincin.i! — 

"Now you SC.l'DDER when the ball plays, 

.All you other people root. 

Root ri.ijht loudly and right hearty, 

Every fellow root, — 'Ga hoot'!" 

In the lull that follows this speech. 

One arises and advances. 

In a very SIXf^L.AIR manner. 

.Simultaneous with this one. 

Rises one upon the front row, 

.And together they begin. 

Then the snicker from the students. 

Causes each to eye the other. 

The first that either is aware. 

Of the other one's intention 

To make a speech. 

Horror and confusion ! 

The Classic Class discomfited 

The Art Class all at sea. 

Fail to know their leaders wishes. 

Or where the meetings were to be. 

.At this point Dean B — once more arises. 

With a question very dear. 

To the hearts of all the students. 

Who are still assembled here. 

"Is there anybody present. 

Who is all that we could wish. 

Is there anyone prepared for 

A place that's .I'ust like this?" 

Then came from out the silence. 

In a whisper, small and wee. 

From a trembling, quaking student 

"Here am I, Prof., send me." 

Next arose a figure tall. 

Who from a life of toil and strife. 

Conveys a message peaceful. 

In his Chapel Thoughts on Life, 

One who has crossed the water 

And been on the bounding Main, 

WTio has seen all men and nations. 

From Cattegat to Spain. 

But in all his wide experience. 

No matter where its root. 

There is nothing quite so dear. 

As the Muncic Institute. 

This speech ended. 

Then quite eager 

.All the Prof's assembled here, 

.Start to march into their class room. 

Before their students to appear. 

The echoing footsteps die away. 
Silence and dusk now have their sway. 
Deserted is the Classic Hall, 
Until next morning's Chapel call. 

—P. H. B, 

(Clitss ©ri^itithitttrnt 

I.KSTHH VOUXG, President 

REED GRON'INGER. Vice I>iesideiit 

GEORGE RARNS, Seeretiiiy 

SYLVIA SHANKS, Tie:isiiiei- 



Edna Royer Audrey Hou.uli Rernice Sutherland 

Lowell Carey Dema Hull' Cuniie H. Summers 

Nellie Cook Lyman Hann Sylvia Shanks 

Reed Groninger Floyd Hodson Mabel Schmidt 

Mabel Gilbert Willard Johnson Oren Sloan 

Elmer Hufter Maurice X. O'Hannon Chester G. X'ernon 

Shurlcigh Harter Jasper Reynolds Erank L. WildricU 

Ray Haffner Roscoe 1). ShalTer Lester Vonns' 


■'Tlu' poi-iii is ;it liiuiie. 

■Til try." 


'III iK-tioiis lidw lilif ;in nngel.' 

'Her voice was ever soft." 

"1 d.iirt iK-liL-ve I know." 

"Well, — yes, — 1 think so. professor.' 

There jji'es the I.jiUe Krit 

'I don't understanii ,voii.' 

I,0\VEM, (:.\REY 

'iiashfiiliiess is more often a si.ijn of \vi 
(loin tha[i over-assuraiu-e." 

EON.\ 150YER 

"Has two e.ves for fiMi and is up to all kinds 
if praetieal Jokes." 


'My tongue within my lips I rein, 
Vor wlio tiilks much must tnlkin vain. 

"Got your Trig?" 

"Wlio said Chemistry?" 

'Wliat's my room-mate doing now! 

"The hangeron." 

"Wlio should worry?" 

"Silence is more elixiiient thnii words.' 

"What sweet delight a quiet life affords 


"Wears her eloiids inside out to show their 
ilver lining." 


"If the girls don't want us we know how 
to stay away." 


"Whether he Uiiows a thing or no, 
His tongue would eontinuall.v go." 


"Come and trip as you go on a light fan- 
istie toe." 


"There's time to take the pleasant." 


"My deeds are full of vim and go. 
My brain is full of H.O." 

Cii^ ^titiititits ^ttx ^itxnmnnbmtxtts fur ^U ^'titii:etits 

1. Thou shall not slumber late in the morning, but shall rise up and 
hie thyself to thy six fifty classes for he that is late to class causeth the Prof, 
to turn upon him with wrath. 

2. Thou shall not trouble the Prof, saying, "Professor, what grade 
wills't thou give me at the term's ending?" for verily he knoweth not and 
thou art not liable to find out till thy report reacheth thy pater. 

3. Thou shalt not cut class until five minutes after the hour for surely 
the wrath of the Prof, will rise up like a thunderbolt and in a loud voice he 
will cry out, "Why cuttest thou me?" and he will oppress the class for the 
rest of the term. 

4. Thou shalt not look with covetous eyes upon thy neighbor's well 
written note book, nor his drawings, nor his problems for verily the faculty 
will seek out thy iniquities and will figure out that thou played at marbles 
for keeps, when thou wert a mere child. 

o. Honor the faculty and their rulings, that thy days may be long in 
college, and thy efforts crowned with a sheepskin. 

d. Thou shalt not tarry long on the campus or you will be 

or even if you are not, report will be spread abroad that you are, which is 
truly as bad. 

7. Thou shalt not mistreat the Co-Eds. F"or verily they do the best they 
can and surely their looks will improve with larger numbers. 

8. Thou shalt not speak to a stroller on the street, saying, "May I accom- 
pany you on a stroll?" for verily the way of the transgressor is hard and the 
sins of the father shall be visited upon the children, even unto the third and 
fourth generations. 

9. Thou shalt not kill the assignment upon which thou workest for 
surely the faculty will see what thou doest and will expect more of the other 
students, thereby working hardshij) on them. 

10. Thou shalt not say unto another, "Lo. behold, have not the Profs, 
a soft snap? They receive much pay and work not hard at all." N'erily 1 
say unto you, their beds are not all roses. They rise earlj' and toil much, 
even when the other people are singing within the synagogue. 

(^umie Summers, Associate Editor. 

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T would be impossible for a stranger visiting the Muncie Normal 
Institute and making the rounds of the beautiful campus not to be 
attracted by certain individuals, whom he would meet on every hand, 
who are classified on the college records as Scientifics. 

We have had almost two years of that undefinable "something" which 
a college education inculcates. 

Now into the heart of each one of us creeps a momentary chill as we 
realize that the world is but a few steps away. 

The path of life leads — where? 

I.>et him who possesses an earnest desire for the answer to this great 
problem be assured that the enlightment will come quickly and the closed 
door lly open at the touch of his hand. The one that cares not where he goes, 
nor why, will wander about until overwhelmed by his own uncertainty. Only 
the unquenchable thirst for something higher will lead one to Success. 

Some one of us in the great battle against circumstances may sink ex- 
hausted to the earth, but not ingloriously, let us hope. 

As we travel let each remove a stone from the path in the service of those 
to follow. This is a small effort for one but many hands will soon clear 
the road. 

We realize that our days are short and we must soon leave our dear old 
Alma Mater. It will always be a dear place to each and we can never forget 
our many professors, who were always patient, cheerful, and willing to help 
us build our ladder of Success. 

We are not going to try to give our class history. We have tried to 
build a history worthy for any class to be proud of and are going to leave it 
with our dear old Alma Mater. 

To every Scientific now comes home the thought, "What can we otfer 
for all the Muncie Normal Institute gave us?" We desire to give in gratitude 
the pay we should. 

We came to gain what seemed of great concern, — degrees and credits — 
but, instead we learn of better things than those for which we wrought. 

How can we pay our debt? There will be a few who can repay with 
money, but we trust the gold is least of all the oHerings due. Our part is to 
be noble, upright. Just and quit in part the debt by lives that honor her 
where'er we go. 

When the cares of life make us falter. 

When we feel all the world in vain. 
Still memories dear of the da.vs passed here. 

Will come back to allay our pain. 

When the joys of life make us thankful. 

When our cup flows full to the brim. 
.\ prayer and a blessint! for old M. X. 1. 

We breathe as our eyes Krow dim. 

(".umie Summers, Associate Editor. 


^ jjffragrattl ^fli-nsprrtitin 

O history of the Muncie Normal Institute would be complete without 
an account of the work done by the Oratory Department. The many 
times the student body and its friends have been convulsed with 
laughter by our incredible pranks and ridiculous situations, and the sympa- 
thetic tears have been shed for the oppressed, show that we need not write 
our history, for our record is already imprinted in the minds and hearts of 
our fellow students, where we hope it will remain long after the leaves have 
fallen from the Arbor Vitae of 1914. 

The Oratory Department appreciates the enthusiastic support and excel- 
lent manner in which its work has been received by the school. 

Our goal has not been reached without much toil and labor, but as the 
end draws near and we look back over the year, it is seen that the "sweet" 
has so often predominated over the "bitter" that we almost wish the time 
was not so near when we must say good-bye to our Alma Mater. 

The Oratory Classes are always bound more closely by the ties of 
friendship than those of any other department. To one unacquainted with 
our work this seems strange and affords a problem of some perplexity, but 
to us the solution is simple. In our work it takes an honest and best endeavor 
of each and every individual to make a perfect ensemble. The trials and 
tribulations one passes through in his school career are so similar that only 
those who have experienced them can fully appreciate what it means. An- 
other factor equally important is our teacher, Mrs. Edith Arnold Hogan. Her 
untiring efforts, patience, sympathy, and good nature combined with the 
broad and comprehensive knowledge of her subject, and the desire to lielp, 
makes the class room a place of sunshine, anticipation and inspiration 
where all work in harmony and good fellowship. 

It is the desire of each member of the class of 1914 to live a life so useful 
that both teacher and school may be proud of his every effort. We trust, 
furthermore, that the ISIuncie Normal Institute will ever prove a "Dear 
Mother" and we her "F"aithful Children." 

Clarence Beck, Associate Editor. 


NCE upon a Midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary over 
many a (|uaint and curious volumn of forgotten lore — While I nod- 
ded nearly napping suddenly there came a tapping as of some one 
gently rapjiing, rajjping at my chamber door. I muttered — 

Why Miss P'arley is it really you? It's been so long since I saw you that 
I hardly knowed you. Come right in an' set down, I was jest a wishin' some 
one would come in. I've felt so kind of downsy all mornin'. I reckon like 
enough it is my stummick. I thought — 

I heard a noise. Anything like the sound of a rat makes my heart go 

Oo-oo-oo-oo — May be it's a bear, if it ever catches you you'll die right 

Scene from "Red Aere Farm" Scene Irnm "Liltlesl dirl' 

Scene trnm "A Might Oil" 

then and there, oo-oo-oo — it's over by the chair; hold your breath. I'm 
scared to death 'cause — 

My nia she tol' my pa an' pa he said you come riglit out here to tiiis here 
shed. Tell you he whipped us till we were sore. Made us both promise to 
do it no more. That's a long time ago and now — 

You send me forth with Ishmael not on a journey through a pleasant 
land upon a camel as my mistress rides with kisses and sweet words and 
dates and wine but cast me ofT and sternly send me forth into the wilderness 

To be a cowboy an' ride a firey boss way out into the big and boundless 
west. I'd kill the bears an' catamounts an' wolves 1 come across an' I'd 
pluck the bar head eagle from his nest! With my pistol at my side. 1 
would holler — 

"Molly! Molly! don't idle there; there's work to do, you've got your 
share," — 

An' then a red-nosed drunken tramp of low-toned rowdy style, gave an 
interductory hiccup an' then staggered up the aisle then thro' thet holy atmos- 
phere there crep'er sense er sin an' thro' thet air uv sanctity the odor ov ol' 
gin. Then Deacon Burington he yelled — 

O, spare my child, my joy, my pride! C), give me back my child! she 
cried — 

All night long — 

1 stood on the bridge at midnight as the clocks were striking the hour, 
and the moon rose over the city behind — 

(Sing) The blue ridge Mountains of Virginia on the trail of the lonesome 
pine. In the pale moonshine our hearts entwine, where — 

The splendor falls on castle walls and snowy summits old in slory; the 
long light shakes across the lakes and the wild cataract leaps in glory. Blow- 
bugle blow! set the wild echoes flying; answer echoes answer, dying, dying, 

Miles away among the Mountains, Heard that sudden cry ot anguish, 
heard the voice of Minnehaha calling to him in the darkness, Hiawatha! 
Hiawatha! Over snow encumbered branches Homeward hurried Hiawatha 
empty handed, heavy hearted, heard Nokomis moaning, wailing — 

Child lost, child lost, blue eyes, curly hair, pink dress, child lost — 

In Pittsburg some two weeks before the opening of the world's fair 1 
was seated in my office busily engaged — 

In shouting Massala, Massala jove with us, Jove with us — 

While the band played "Home Sweet Home" — 

(Sing) 'Way down upon the Swaney River, far, far away; there's where 
my heart is turning eber; there's where — 

The rooster shrill spokesman for the brood says one-third polite and 
two-thirds rude, "I'm cock-a-doodle-do — 

And who in the deuce are you?" 

Christopher Columbus, October 21, 14V)2, discovered land after a voyage 
of ten weeks. In a full suit of armor and bearing the Hag of Spain he landed. 
With tears of joy he knelt upon the ground and said — 

I ain't a-goin' to cry no more, no more! I'm got ear-ache, an' ma can't 
make it quit a-tall; an' Carlo bite my rubber ball an' puncture it; an' Sis she 
take an' poke my knife down through the stable lloor an' loozed it — blame 
it all ! But I ain't goin' to cry— 

On Atair! on Rigel ! What Antares dost thou linger! What, ho, Alde- 
baram! Good horse, oh ho! 1 hear them singing in their tents! 1 hear the 
women singing and the children singing of the stars of Atair, Rigel, Antares, 
Aldebram, and the song will never end! Home tomorrow under the black 
tent! Home! The tribe is waiting for us and the master is waiting and the 
song will never end. We have overthrown the proud! Ours is the victory! 
Steady, steady! So ho! So ho! Stead! Rest. 

Ben Hur swept around the first goal and the race was won. 

"Lies down to pleasant dreams." — Thanatopsis 

A Group of Senior Girls 

"And yet the dead are there.'"— Ihanatopsis 

piaus Probucch 

"Diamonds and Hearts" 

"Red Acre F"arm" 

"All a Mistake" 

"A Little Savage" 

'A Regiment of Two" 

"Plain People" 

'The Deacon's Second Wife" 

'At Retreat" 

'The Littlest Girl" 

'The Lost Paradise" 

"A Night Off" 

"Hazel Kirke" 
"Rose of Eden" 
j"Miss Fearless & Co." 
"The Real Thing" 
"Those Landladies" 
"Her Hero" 

"Dad Says So Anyhow' 
"Between Friends" 
"As Molly Told It" 
"Julius Caesar" 
"As You Like It 

^baptatinus by tl|c Post-®ratoru Ollass 

"Silas Marner" Oaka C. neiincy 

"Shepherd of the Hills" Hal J. I.arrabee 

"Girl of the Limberlost" filthel Mason 

"Lion and the Mouse" Cecil Dougherty 

"Sign of the Cross" Clarence Beck 

"Uebecca of Sunnybrook Kaiiii" I.ois Kidnocker 


piaus nnb Ij^odrv ^eah bw tije (Pratox*y Ollass 

"Boots at the Holly Tree Inn" Dickens 

'Christmas Carol" Dickens 

"Romeo and Juliet" Shakespeare 

'Hamlet" Shakespeare 

"Scarlet Letter" Hawthorne 

"Kip Van Winkle" Irving 

•Handful of Clay" Van Dyke 

'The Mansion" Van Dyke 

'The Other Wise Man" Van Dyke 

'I'olly of the Circus" Mayo 

'The Kaven" Poe 

'The Bells" Poe 

'Thanatopsis" Bryant 

'Dora" Tennyson 

'Enoch Arden" Tennyson 

'Hiawatha" Longfellow 

'Cataract of I.odore" Southey 

'(ioinj; Home" Day 

'The Uueen's Kobe" Reed 

'East Lyiine" Wood 

'Scenes from Ben Hur" Wallace 

'Scenes from Othello" Shakespeare 

'Scenes from Ingomar" Lowell 

'Scenes from Leah and Forsaken" Daly 


Japanese Drill 


"With enemies unknown and friends by the 

We sliall remember her forever and evermore. 

"I always wuz er dazzler." 

"She is 'the real thing'." 


"Although I do not care for Renedict, I love 
the name of ."Vrnold." 


'1 never had a past and I haven't anything 
confess." Exhibit "B." 


"I am afraid the only delay of the male is 
:it this end of the line." 


"Well, I'm his mother-in-law." 


"No bang in front; no bustle behind — jlst 


"Kiss me, Darling.' 


'Tis well to find in the start. 

The best that the world has in store. 

First master Oratory — the Art of all arts. 

That accomplished, you need strive no more. 

Oratory helps to evolve tact. 

And trains every part of man. 
It makes you feel at liberty to act, 

And perfects one if any art can. 

To our Oratory colors we'll ever be true; 

Hurrah ! for the White and Green ! 
We'll take off our hats and gladly salute 

To our colors wherever they're seen. 

Here's to the Art of Oratory, 

May she live forever and aye, 
.And to every person we give much glory 

Who has the right to say, — 

"Niggah, niggah, hoe potatoe, half past alligator 
Ram, bam, bull, a-niggah ehieka-raw dog 

.\re we in it? Well, I guess. 

Oratory! Oratory! Yes! Yes! Yes!" 

— Cecil Dougherty. 

Qlrhimnlt ^'itmhcr ®n^ 

IQ^i OOK, fellows 1 What's this comiiif' down the street?" 
"Well, what do you think ahout that?" 
"Put your hat on straight Jim I" 

"Run upstairs and put on your collar!" 

We can't run in opposition to that ! " 

Thus the conversation ran on among the crowd of college fellows col- 
lected in front of the restaurant, while down the street came a young man 
who was the subject of their remarks. He was going north carrying the tell- 
tale suitcase in one hand and a Muncie Normal Institute catalogue in the 

But this was not such a rare sight that it ordinarily would have caused 
the boys to "Sit up and take notice." Their interest was directed this way 
because of the new kid gloves, the tip of the silk kerchief which was visible 
from his side pocket, and the immaculately clean shoes which he had stopped 
down the street to brush with his handkerchief. His whole appearance fur- 
nished quite a contrast to theirs, because this was Saturday — the one day in 
the week on which they felt free to lounge about in comfortable attire. 

The stranger finally disappeared within the M. N. I. building, and the 
dinner bell immediately drove all thoughts of him from the boys minds. 

Sunday afternoon, while the boys were lying on the campus grass, who 
should come by but this same stranger in company with — well, the nerve of 
some people! — the best girl of one of these fellows. This was unheard of 
audacity and must be stopped at once. The idea of a stranger with his girl ! 
As for the girl, she seemed to be unconscious of the crowd's presence, and 
was laughing and seemingly enjoying herself to the great satisfaction of her 

The couple turned the corner, and immediately the indignation meeting 
on the campus was in full session. Plans for getting even were discussed 
with such spirit that one might have thought our nation's honor was at stake. 

F"inally they agreed to collect west of the building, near "Plymouth Kock," 
Monday, at 9 p. m. to have spies out to watch every move of the young man 
and to report when he retired, then to go in a body, take the fellow out by 
force if necessary, and make him promise to let their girls alone. If he 
showed a disinclination to promise, a ducking in the fountain — or repeated 
duckings if necessary — would be resorted to. One thing they were certain 
of. He must be seen no more in company with their girls. 

While their plans were being perfected, they were unaware of the pres- 
ence of a young man, who was lying under a tree near enough to hear every 

The hour for assembly finally arrived and the crowd gathered. The spies 
reported that the fellow had retired very early, and that all evening he had 
been in unusually good spirits. 

About twelve o'clock shadows llitted about under the trees, and dark 
forms emerged into view near the house where their "unconscious victim to 
be" lay sleeping. The ladder borrowed from a neighboring yard without the 
owner's consent, was cautiously placed against the window sill. The three 

boys who were lo hrinj^ I'oiUi Ihe prisoner, quietly mounted the hicUler while 
their companions waited below. The three slipped through the open window 
and disappeared from view. 

They cautiously crossed the room toward the bed, all intending to seize 
him at the same time. Nearer and nearer they approached. They stretched 
forth their hands, but 

There in the moonlight on the bed lay a beautiful girl. Her blond curls 
fell in abundance about her cheeks, a band of blue ribbon partially held 
them in place. A smile hovered about her lips. Her filmy night dress, elab- 
orately trimmed in lace and having a large blue ribbon bow on the shoulder, 
was slightly visible because of the turned back coverlet. She was breathing 
deeply, utterly unconscious of the intruder's presence. 

They gasped in astonishment. They wanted to run. 'I'hey started to 
scramble over each other in their efforts to reach the window. Then they 
realized they must get out of the room without wakening the girl. Wouldn't 
it be terrible if she should hear them, scream, and cause them to be arrested 1 
They could almost see the front page of the "iMuncie sHr" with these words on 
it: "Three college fellows caught prowling around at midnight in the room 
of a prominent society belle. Community much excited, motive, robbery." 

The boys below were getting impatient. Why didn't the fellows come 
back? Soon they saw the three hurriedly, but cautiously descend the ladder, 
and without a word — just a wave of the hand to signify that the rest should 
follow — hurry as fast as they could go to the campus. 

No sooner had the crowd gotten out, than the door of the adjoining room 
opened, and the boy who had overheard the plans entered. Then the beau- 
tiful girl raised up in bed, slipped ff her ribbon head-band and wig, and was 
transformed into the stranger. 

Such a time as these fellows had. They laughed until they cried. 'I'hen 
they turned hand springs, rolled on the tloor, and indulged in every other 
kind of exercise they could think of in order to "work off" their surplus 

In the meantime an explanation of the mistake was being made on the 
campus. This caused the boys to scatter in all directions as they didn't care 
to be found in the vicinity of that house. 

The next morning the old crowd was seated in front of the building as 
usual. Up the front walk leisurely strolled the new student with the same 
girl; apparently the crowd did not see them, for just then they were occupied 
in studying the distant landscape which very suddenly had become intensely 

As the new student entered the door he unconsciously{ ?) glanced back, 
and on his whole face was the expression, which if interpreted would have 
meant, "Triumph nund)er one." Williamson. 


iHfi^rrn iHaur^i -IPorship 

"This Time" to money worship gives. 

In toll, its million human lives; 
It crushes hearts, it bathes in tears. 

On tender hearts it feeds and thrives. 

The Moloch Monster "throned sits 

With beady, gleaming, wicked eyes. 

His puppets strut with conscious power. 

They grind the poor, they breathe on sighs. 

In lusty thrift and selfish strife. 

With clutching, greedy, nervous hands. 

Men count as dross the grace of God 

.\nd wealth, as money, power and lands. 

Make not this graven image, thing 

To worship. It was writ of old 
.\ bootless quest, a bad exchange. 

Of precious souls for glittering gold. 

Receding flesh and tamer blood. 

The wrinkles of advancing years 

Give warning of the flight of time. 

Of garnered store, of hopes and fears. 

Yet glutted with the lust for more, 

.\nd steeped in world desire for pelf. 

The orphan's cry, the widow's need, 

.Are smothered out by thoughts of self. 

We sin away our day of grace — 

.\ pauper lot, when we take hence 

The record of our stewardship, 

God's .just demands to recompense. 

The camel through the needle's eye. 

Can reach his goal with surer pace 

Than him who blindly fails to see 

Christ's image in the tortured face. 

When want and woe and penury. 

Hold vigil stern, nor give surcease 
Kxcept in death— the poor do mourn. 

They pray, they sigh for its release. 

Sometime the rifted clouds will show. 
The steady promise in the East, 

.And myriad hands will beckon us 

In welcome, to the Master's feast. 

Sweet Charity will there preside. 

(.And oh, the charm and peace of all!i 
.Attune th.v soul, the time is short. 

Prepare thine ear to hear the call. 

— M. U. K. 

X the course of the short, but eventful existence 
of the Muneic Normal Institute, no department 
has been more generally prosperous at all times 
than the Comniereial. The administration, real- 
izini; that this world of today is truly a commercial one, 
calling for men and women who arc prepared, who come 
into active work in it with a distinct knowledge of 
scientific business methods, has given the department 
every attention. Rooms in the most congenial part of the 
building have been devoted to the work, careful attention 
has been given to the equipment of the offices in the 
Actual Business Department, and, in general, everything 
possible has been done to make the Commercial one of 
the strongest departments in the school, and the results 
have fully justified the care given. 

The prosperity in this Department can easily be traced 
to another source also. Because of the careful instruction 
and interest in our welfare shown us by our teachers, we 
desire to tender our heartiest thanks to: 

.1. E. James, Head of Department of Bookkeeping; Mrs. 
Essie B. Kimberlin, Head of Dei)artment of Shorthand, 
and to all others of the faculty who have assisted us. 

Roll Call of 1914. 

Class #r£ani2attoit 


HARRY SELLERS, Vice President PANSY GUTHRIE, Secretary 
PEARL BUFFINGTON, Assistant Secretary 

Motto — "Impossible is un-American" Class Colors — Steel Gray and Crimson 

Class Flower — Richmond Rose 


,1. B. LEON 
"Wisdom from across the pond." 

"I know but one way — duty." 

"Good hearted, noble and true.' 

"No, she isn't Irish.' 

"Little and clever." 

'He longed for more world's to conquer.' 


"It's all in the system." 

"Hroadwaj's brightest star.' 

"A fair-haired girl.' 

"The world is too much with us.' 

"He carries himself like a man with heart 
as large as his boots." 

"The book worm." 

"Order is heaven's first law. 

implores the passing tribute of a smile.' 

"A dear, true, industrious friend." 

"Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths 
sliter fudge." 

"There is no love like my first love." 

^ ^i5l]t « 

WAS taking Irene to the Business Class picnic, lield at Riverside Parii, 
Eaton, for one grand time. Everylliing went lovely until we started 
down that long Eaton hill. Just Irene and I, in my hig Oakland car. 
How beautiful Irene looked that day, to be sure, with that white hat and with 
stray wisps of hair blowing this way and that over her soft cheeks, made 
rosy as the sun, from excitement and swift motion of the car. And how I 
thrilled when she laughed in glee and told me that I was a perfectly splendid 
chaulfeur, and that she would rather ride with me than to eat sea-foam. 1 
thought of asking her if she would journey through life with me in that same 
joyous hand-in-hand fashion, but finally decided to await a more ojjportune 

And then the descent began. Coniidenlly I released the clutch and applied 
the foot brakes. Perhaps I applied them too (|uickly or too strongly, but the 
brake-rod snajiped, and in an instant they were useless and, startled as the 
machine gained sjieed, I leaned over (|uickly and grasped the emergency 
brake. What was my horror to find that it yielded to the slightest touch 
without having the least elTect of stoi)ping the increasing motion of the car! 
In the sudden agony of the moment I remembered disconnecting it the night 
before for adjustment and not completing the job. The very blood froze in 
my veins; I trembled like a leaf as I pictured the machine crushed to a shape- 
less mass, pinning our mangled bodies to a tree. But it was too late now to 


cry and realizing our safetj' depended on my skill of steering, I steeled my 
nerves against the unspeakable terror that threatened to separate me from 
Irene, and, as we sped down and down with increasing velocity, I tried 
changing speeds, from low to high in the vain hope that the engine alone 
would hold us back, but finally realizing that it was useless and would only 
strip the gears, probably doing more harm than good, I desisted. Our only 
chance lay in a clear road as it was impossible to pass any vehicles with any 
degree of safety. I remember thinking that it would all be over in another 
moment as were were approaching a sharp curve and the car was swinging 
from side to side with ever increasing danger of hurling us to eternity. In 
an instant we reached the turn; in an instant it would all be over — how we 
ever rounded it in safety, I shall never fully be able to say. As it was the 
good old Oakland took it like a cannon-ball, whizzing around on two wheels. 

But, alas, my hair literally stood on end, my heart stopped beating, with 
deadly fear, for there in the center of the pike, not three hundred feet away, 
was Campbell's large ice cream truck which completely filled the road. To 
turn ofT on either side meant instant death; 1 tried to scream but the sound 
stuck in my parched throat, and a noise like a death rattle was he only result. 
Then, in that horrible moment, for the first time in the course of the horrible 
descent, I glanced at Irene. She understood perfectly and gave no sign of 
fear other than a pale face and lips moving in silent prayer. How I loved 
her even in that moment of deadly peril; how gladly would I have given my 
life for her! 

In a fraction of a second Irene and I would be hurled into Eternity, like 
stones from a bridge. Weak with the horror of it all, I closed my eyes for a 
brief instant, and then, mastering my faintness with a struggle, I turned to 
my companion. "Irene," I cried, "Irene, I love you." And then I threw my 
arms about the girl. "At least we can die together!" I crushed her to my 
breast. Just before the awful crash I turned to her again — "My Irene, I love 
you" But alas, when we struck the truck, I fell out of bed to find it only a 
dream, an after-effect of over-eating at the picnic. Ralph Comer. 



J '•■Shipley. 


^nme €coui^mics 


ANN LOVE, Piesidi-nt 

GLADYS NOHHIS. Vkc- I'resiileiit 

MAHY NEESK, Seii-c-t;ii-.v 


HAZEL BHANSON, Class Historian 

REBA NORRIS, Class I'liophct 


Motto — "A place for evei-ything and everything in its jilaee. 

Class Colors— Green and Whitt 
Class Flower— I'inli Tea Rose 

"There is no love like my first love." 

"Night after night I have hleared my eyes 
with note boolvs." 

'Ye gods! How I liate a man!" 

"Whv sav — is he married?" 

hp;le:n' estella dodds 

"Let nic silent be." 

"The birds and tbc flowers love 'Pete'. 

"WTiat did you say?" 

"1 am iiothiiif; if not critical." 


"My greatest task is to get a man." 

"Good, but not too good." 

'Her modest looks become the eottaf 

"Yes, my dear." 

"Life without laughter would be a dreary 


"Wait till thou dost hear me speak.' 

"Withal, a senior, singularly shy. serious 
Hul sedate." 

"Any night but Friday night.' 




"That was a close shave." 

•The sound of my voice is like nuisic to 
■ soul." 

"For she is a .jolly good fellow." 


31Jitinc (brnttmuics 

jo one department in this Institution has made more noticable advance- 
ment than has the Home Economics. This year's enrollment has 
just doubled that of last and the work done has been highly 

At the beginning of the summer term 1913 we felt a need for more room 
and at the beginning of the fall term this need was more urgent and, at 
length, the beautiful, light, airy rooms on the second floor of the East wing 
were turned over to us for Sewing Class rooms. Also the four basement 
rooms, one of which has been converted into a nice new kitchen, modern 

With the addition of Bertha M. Strauch and Sadie E. Ross to our depart- 
ment it has been greatly strengthened and we feel that we are no small factor 
of this Institution. 

Few persons realize just how much work is covered in this course. 
Besides learning to prepare good, wholesome food and to sew, patch and 
darn, the theory of it all has been drilled incessantly. Not many of the girls 
will forget the course in Dietetics or how they burned the midnight oil trying 
to figure a luncheon for four people in order that the cost would not exceed 
one dollar, and the members of the faculty and other guests would get the 
exact proportion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins that would produce the 
necessary number of calories. 

Home nursing, home decorations and costume design were given due 
consideration and I have no doubt as to the ability of the girls, who took 
these courses, to dress wounds and care for a patient, to design their own 
costumes tastefully and economically, and if necessary, furnish a home as well. 

The classes in laundry and millinery, I am sure will never be forgotten. 
The M. N. I. laundry was a very busy place Monday and Tuesday and beau- 
tiful, stylish hats were fashioned the remaining days of the week. 

Our Historian has said the class of 1914 were earnest workers and this 
has been proven in many ways but never better than at the time of our lawn 
fete which was a great success, financially and socially. Here we wish to 
mention the help we received from the members of the Junior Class and 
Professors Burton, Quear, Taylor and Life, who have always been willing 
and even anxious to aid us in our every undertaking. 

Now as the end of the school year draws near it is with a sigh of regret 
that we bid farewell to the old school and our beloved iNIiss Robinson. Many 
times we will long for her sunny presence and need no doubt a "dose" of her 
"optomistic medicine." 

Oh, Juniors! we almost envy you another year with her, but we leave 
with you the responsibility of bringing still more honor and fame to the 
M. N. I. and to Miss Robinson and Home Economics. 


(!llns5 3iistnr\« 

ITH the entrance of the famous class of '14 in the year 1912 A. D., the 
light of a new era dawned upon the city of Muncie, for this was 
also the beginning of Muncie Normal Institute. The college, a very 
magnificent structure, awaited the coming of this class. It had looked with 
anxious and expectant eyes into the dim future, for perhaps there had been 
a prophecy whispered by the wind, the birds and the river, "the Domestic 
Science Class of '14 — only wait." 

The large spacious corridor at the entrance of the building gave us a 
warm welcome. Only a day has it seemed since that calm and quiet autumn 
day in the midst of whose magnificent splendor the class of '14 entered the 
now familiar walls of Muncie Normal Institute. Only a day has it seemed 
that we have studied and labored under the guidance of our learned profes- 
sors and only a day will it seem until we bid farewell to its beloved portals. 

When we met in our first class meeting as Freshmen, our ranks num- 
bered twenty. We organized the class and elected officers, Inez Keever, 
President, and Besse Hayden, Secretary and Treasurer. 

For various reasons our class diminished one by one until at the begin- 
ning of our Senior year only nine old members returned to finish the course. 
Four of our number took the position of dignified pedagogs and went forth 
to train and help the younger generation master the school curriculum and 
the use of the three H's — the hand, head and the heart. All were very suc- 

Although we lost one more than half our number at the end of the first 
year, our ranks were filled with new members until our number now remains 
the same as at the beginning of the Freshman year. Many new faces greeted 
us when the class was called for organization in September of the present 
school year and we were truly glad to welcome them into the class, which 
would have been small had not the girls decided to take up the grandest 
course ever established — Domestic Science. 

Officers were elected for the school year and there was no small amount 
of enthusiasm shown. Anne Love was chosen President; Gladys Norris, Vice 
President; Mary Neese, Secretary, and Hazel Branson, Treasurer. 

This class has many interesting characteristics. It has always been 
known as the class that did things; it not only planned but executed its 
plans which were always successful in the end. Whatever was undertaken 
was entered into with spirit and enthusiasm. Each member was always 
willing to do the part assigned her. 

The writer overhead a conversation between one of our professors and 
our beloved Miss Robinson, concerning this class. He said, in substance: 
"I certainly enjoy teaching the members of the Domestic Science Class be- 
cause they are so wide awake and just bubbling over vdth thoughts and ideas." 

There is no "shirker" in this illustrous class, which is remarkable for a 

class of its size. This class is also noted for its unselfishness, cheerfulness 
and a willingness to help others. 

It would take too much time to try to tell about the many social events 
in which the present Senior Class has been participants. As you know one 
of the chief duties that we are drilled in is the willingness to serve and 
make others happy. 

The successful banquets, luncheons, "wienie" roasts, picnics and many 
other incidents, and accidents, are all records of history and for many years 
to come, will the facts of the class of '14 be told to the admiring Freshmen 
of the Domestic Science Department. 

It would be useless to try to relate the many honors which have fallen 
and will fall to the lot of the members of the Senior class, especially the 
latter. Even now many of the high positions in church, state and school 
are waiting to be filled by some of the members of the class of '14. There is 
still a higher call, that of being mistress of a home, as already one of our 
number has wisely decided. "The home is the seminary to all other institu- 
tions and only the home can found a state." 

As we, the first Domestic Science class of 1914, step from the shadows of 

Muncie Normal Institute, to take our places in the world, we will always 

cherish fond and loving memories of M. N. I. and the happy associations 

made while there. 

Hazel Branson, Historian. 

Class Bill 


N the name of God, Amen I We the undersigned of the 1914 Domestic 
Science Class of the Muncie Normal Institute, Muncie, Indiana, being 
in perfect health of body and sound and disposing mind, memory and 
understanding, considering the certainty of Death and uncertainty of Time 
thereof and being desirious to settle our worldy afl'airs and thereby be better 
prepared to leave the school when it shall please the faculty to graduate us, 
do we make and publish this, our last will and testament, in manner and 
form following, viz: 

ITEM 1. I, Ann Love, being of sound intellect will my inability to con- 
trol, in a parliamentary procedure a room full of the scientific home-makers 
of tomorrow to Nelle Porter for use in the Junior class meetings. 

ITEM II. I, Hazel Branson, of a Farm-land region, will the marvelously 
large handbag needed to care for the superlluous change of our class to the 
Treasurer of the Junior Class. 

ITEM 111. I, Besse Hayden, solemnly alTirming that 1 have no bats in 
my belfry, do bequeath my habitual solemn demeanor to Ruth Paris. 

ITEM IV. I, Reba Norris, a resident of the only "wet" district in Muncie, 
known as Riverside, will my laundry book, which is guaranteed not to be 
spoiled, to the Junior girl who appears to this laundry information. 

ITEM V. I, Inez Keever, now Domestic Science teacher in the Normal, 
after "swiping" enough credits to get through this penitentiary, will to the 
Junior inmates and fellow members of the faculty, a portion of my good 

ITEM VI. I, Glenn Riggs, request that my knowledge of laundry work 
be placed in a peanut shell, the remaining vacancy filled with sawdust, and 
the whole presented to the School Board. 

ITEM Vll. I, Mildred Groman, a gem of Muncie society, bequeath my 
artistic ability, especially that exhibited by my various arrangements of hair, 
to Irene Fehl. 

ITEM VIII. I, Edith Kandel, spinster, bequeath my extra paper of 
needles to Miss Stranch to be distributed evenly and at specified intervals to 
the Juniors. 

ITEM IX. I, Bernice Herrin, a native of Kendallville, bequeath my in- 
terest in any male to anyone who may be interested. 

ITEM X. 1, Adrienne McMahan, will my ability in music composition 
to the musician who can rival Mendelssohn or Bach. 

ITEM XI. I, Vetha Gill, wasted and worn by travel to and from M. N. I., 
will my ambition to become a first-class home-maker to Fae Fraze. 

ITEM XII. I, Gladys Norris, will all that I have, except One in whom I 
have special interest, to some bee-oo-ti-ful maiden. 

ITEM XIII. I, Marie Scott, known as "Scottie" do request that a printed 
record of my attendance at class meetings be posted on the bulletin board. 

ITEM XIV. I, Zera Boiler, A. B. C. D., etc., will all my unnatural beauties 
to the Junior girl who needs them to "set oil" her hand-made hat. 

ITEM XV. I, Irma Tharpe, an Earlhani quituate, bequeath my bandages 


and antiseptics and tionie nursing rules with cap thrown in to the Junior girl 
who is most desirious to be Aid No. 1 to tlie injured in the fall football games. 

ITEM XVI. I, Sarah Kopman, will my essay on "Meat" to the Kuhner 
Packing Company for their valuable information. 

ITEM X\'II. I, Mary Neese, willingly will my "niece" to that one of the 
opposite sex who is gallant enough to relieve her. 

ITEM XIX. I, Helen Dodds, will my darning materials, namely, one- 
fourth spool D. M. C. darning cotton, one battered brass thimble and one 
entire darning needle, to Helen Ghant. 

ITEM XX. I, Aurilla Mayme Pile, first violinist in the orchestra, be- 
queath my seat in the aforementioned organization to Miss Robinson that 
she may always be sure of a chair when she is late to chapel. 

Last, but not least, we the undersigned, bequeath our interest in the 
North Room to the .Junior gang who feel capable of rivaling the former bunch 
of rough-necks who occupied the room and were noted for evading the well- 
meant remarks on schoolroom etiquette given by our beloved little teacher, 
Miss Robinson. Respectfullv, 


We request that Prof. Burton be and is hereby appointed our executor. 
Witness our hands and seal this 15th day of June, in the year of our 
Lord, nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Ann Love 
Hazel Branson 
Besse Hayden 
Reba Norris 
Inez Keever 
Glenn Riggs 
Sarah Kopman 
Mildred Groman 
Edith Kandel 
Bernice Herrin 
Adrienne McMahan 
Vetha Gill 
Gladys Norris 
Mary Neese 
Marie Scott 
Zera Boiler 
Irma Tharpe 
Prudence Mangus 
Helen Dodds 
Aurilla Mayme Pile 

We, the undersigned, being called in by the above named persons, did 
witness that tse above signed the above instrument in writing in the presence 
of each of us and did declare said instrument in writing to be their last will 
and testament. We, the undersigned, here subscribe our names as witnesses 
in the presence of the above and in the presence of each other. 

Issie Human 
Ima Hoganskiker. 
I. B. Buzzy 
A. Mayms Pile 

lElic 3)unuir Oliass 

Miss Burton — Good things come in small packages. 

Nelle Porter — Haste is to be abhorred. 

Helen Gant — Naturally a shark so she spends little time in study. 

Maple Byers — A scientific girl whose note books are famous for their 
high standards of excellence. 

Ruth Paris — Small yet mighty when mischief is ailoat. 

Frances Shera — It is said that she never took anything but that she once 
hooked a screen door. 

Cornelia Milholin — Did you say a grouch? No it's just her way. 

Eva Pyle — Life is too short for me to take notes. 

Helen Carroll — Maybe she isn't a llirt, but that smile. 

Irene Fehl — Miss Stranch — Miss Fehl, I missed you pretty badly yester- 
day, but I was able to stand it since I got to see you. I happened to go to the 
window and saw you oil the campus. 

Emily Carmichael — No thought of the trials of today. 
Tomorrow they vanish away. 

Mrs. Benge — She never fails to ask a question. 

Fae Fraze — Her cardinal virtue is her hair. 

Ruth Orr — Her warbling voice— a lyre of widest range. 

Hallie Sumalt — No wedding bells for me. 

Pansy Norton — Those who are stifT in their opinions are seldom in the 

Mary Campbell — As conscientious as a girl can be. 

Blanche Fenimore — Patience is the art of hoping. 

Sadie Witsman — Always in for a good time and never lets her studies 
interfere with obtaining it. 

Virginia Sauer — A faithful friend of fickle fancy. 

Zaddie Douthell — None but herself can match herself. 

Ella Souhan — Wise from the top of her head up. 

Ina Bach — The art of buggy riding is not to let the lines get under the 
horse's feet. 

Miss Bibler — The mildest manners and the gentlest heart. 

(ieneva Janney — Little said — much accomplished. 

Flo Miller — I am here at school just for fun. 

Viviene F"owler — Set not your pace so fast for haste makes waste. 



^o "Jou ^emgrnter 

What you thought of M. N. I. the first day you arrived. 

Your first morning in chapel. 

The first man you met. 

Your first trip to Prof. Boucher's office for excuse. Good? 

"Miss Gill, do not fail to bring me your tardy excuse in tlie morning." — 
Miss Sinclair. 

The mock chapel stunt that was never pulled off. 

How often Miss Robinson had to stop in the middle of an interesting 
lecture and keep the whole class waiting because of Edith, Bernice and 
Prudence talking about — you know. 

Glenn Riggs' ambition. Well, yes, Adriene McMahan had one too. 

The two fire-eaters. 

The trip to Kuhner's Packing House and the trolly ride all planned by 
Prof. Quear. 

How Prof. James hates an olive. 

Sarah's correspondence. 

Alright, my dear. 

Glady's first big hit. 

How the birds and the tlowers and the trees love "Pete." 


Cutey — ask Reha or Inez. 

The P+ Bernice got in millinery. 

Mary's friend who is ever faithful — in sunshine or in rain. 

What Blanche Langdon knows of pasteurized milk. 

The first vote you ever cast. 

"Check." Ask Eva Pyle. 

How kindly we were assisted in the preparation of our lawn fete by 
Prof. Scudder. 

The north room and the little bunch all its own. 

mxni Wxtnlit l^njipit 3f-^ 

Mary should meet a farmer. 

Gladys should llirt with a dark-eyed stranger. 

Anne should break her wooden leg. 

Reba had a failing for coat lapels. 

Glenn's ambition should be realized. 

Helen should get excited. 

Marie should have an experience to relate. 

Hazel should run away with the class funds. 

Inez should act like a rowdy. 

Irnia should glance at a man. Horrors! 

Sarah should get a letter. 

"Gillie" should get to Art class on time. 

"Pete" should find a friend. 

Bernice should answer "plus" in class. 

Edith should spend an hour in study. 

Prudence should miss the I'nion City car on Friday evening. 

Besse should laugh. 

Zera should look dignified. 

Mildred should come to class with a fully equipped sewing basket. 

Adriene should hurry. 

Someone should use Miss Bobbie's desk set. 

Miss Ross had a visitor. 

Miss Bobbie should go walking some moonlight evening with 

Gola Clevenger should look in the direction of either the cooking or 
sewing room. 

Prof. Burton should cease to advance his practical ideas for the better- 
ment of the Domestic Science Department. 

Miss Stanch should cease to smile. 


^astr^ ^inttiTustrntinu 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of the Faculty, Fellow Students, Visitors and 
to all Whom It May Concern: 

As you all know that pastry, the most indigestible of all foods, is also 
the most difficult of all arts to make. But today I propose to show you how 
it may be scientificaly, sanitarily and wholesomely made. 

The recipe for this stilfly worked dough reads as follows: 
11/2 cups flour. 
1/3 to 1/2 cup lengthening. 
1/2 tsp. NaCl. 
and enough cold H.O to make a stiff dough. 

Working Directions: First sift Muncie Normal Special Pastry Flour to 
eliminate bacteria, germs baccillus, strepta coccus and hydrophobia. Then 
pile in the strained purified and pasteurized butter. With two sharp cutting 
spatulas, previously sterilized in ice cold lemonade and held vertically in 
each rubberized hand, cut and re-cut with continuous movements until the 
mixture has been blended and reduced to minute balls, about the size of 
minute tapioca. Add slowly the aqua pura to make these small balls cling 
resolutely together. 

When the consistency has become so that you have a medium hard ball 
of dough, lay it in the geometrical center of a tloured, oblong, quarter-sawed 
pine bread board and with a rolling pin roll with jerky movements to and fro. 
Cover with triangular specks of cow grease, fold, roll, double, roll, fold as 
a pocketbook rolls and roll to produce Hakes similar to those found in post 
toasties. Shape into a solid exactly 6 inches in diameter, % inch thick with 
a circumference, the diameter times pi. 

Lift carefully onto the up-turned bottom of a pie tin, and slip with quiet, 
superstitious movements into an already heated oven, the temperature of 
which should be hot enough to make red pepper sizzle. Every two minutes 
don green goggles and peer into the oven, and when baked, behold a crust 
with a tango shade. 

Pour in the chocolate mixture and spread over the white foam obtained 
by beating the albuminous section of a fresh Wyandotte protein, and then 
put it into the oven to neutralize the tango shade. 

Due to the dark brown taste which chocolate pie usually leaves it should 
be eaten only between the dark and gruesome hours of 12 and 2 a. m. Never 
partake while the moon is shining. Only those of strong, healthful, robust, 
moral character should indulge. Men and babies should never be allowed 
to partake. 

Chocolate pie is especially desirable for pale, languid, anaemic and del- 
icate young ladies of M. N. I. who never have the opportunity of eating 
chocolate at any other time. 

It would give me the greatest pleasure to let each and every one in the 
audience have a sample of this delectable dish but as I notice a number of the 
masculine and childish propinquity in the auditorium my conscience tells 
me that I must refrain and it is with the deepest regret that I do so, for the 
sake of their future welfare. I thank you. 

Glenn Riggs. 

^ulw tu (![iJ0k n Mnahnuh 

GREAT many husbands are spoiled by mis-management. Some 
women go about as if their husbands were bladders and blow them 
up. Others keep them constantly in hot water, others freeze them 
by indifference; some keep them in a stew by irritating ways and words. 
Others roast them, some keep them in a pickle all their lives. It cannot be 
supposed that any husband will be tender and good, managed in this way, 
but they are really delightful when properly treated. 

In selecting a husband, you should not be guided by the silvery appear- 
ance, as in buying mackerel — nor by the golden tint, as if you wanted salmon. 
Be sure to select for yourself as tastes differ. Do not go to market for him 
— the best is always brought to your door. 

It is far better to have none unless you'll patiently learn to cook (for) 
one. As to cooking, a preserving kettle is best. See that the linen in which 
you wrap him is nicely washed and mended, with the required number of 
buttons and strings, nicely sewed on — if this is neglected he is liable to ffy out 
of the kettle and become burned and crusty on the edges. 

Since, like crabs and lobsters, he must be cooked alive, it is well to tie 
him in the kettle by a strong cord called comfort, as the one called duty is 
apt to be weak. Make a steady fire out of love, cheerfulness and neatness. 

Keep him as near this as seems to agree with him. If he sputters and 
fizzes do not be anxious, some husbands do this until they are quite done. 
Add a little sugar in the shape of what confectioners call kisses, but no pep- 
per or vinegar on any account. A little spice, if used with judgment, will 
improve him. 

Never add tongue sauce, it will sour him; do not stick any sharp instru- 
ments into him to see if he is becoming tender. 

Stir him gently, lest he lie too close to the kettle and become useless. 
You cannot fail of knowing when he is done. 

If thus treated you will find him digestible, agreeing nicely with you. 

He will keep as long as you want, unless you become careless and set 
him in too cool a place. 

(Prof. Pearce swears that every word of this is true. He knows by actual experience.) 



HIS is an age of high speed. If you want to keep up in the race, you 
mustn't get your thinking tank so full of Greek that there's no room 
left for gasoline. 

A man who does not regard his hands worthy of scientific training ought 
to be compelled to give them over to some unfortunate fellow who has lost 
his — the latter would know how to appreciate them. 

Some mechanics use skill in making joints — others use putty. 

A young man can be just as much of a gentleman standing in front of a 
forge with grimy hands and face as he can sitting behind a mahogany desk 
with a pencil over his ear. 

Any piece of work should be carefully laid out before it is executed. This 
is just the reverse of the ordinary processes of capital punishment. 

The substantial progress of a democratic government depends upon the 
great class of people who are just as willing to sweat as to perspire. 

He that commits rules from a grammar is selfishly hording information 
(fortunately most of it is soon forgotten); he that teaches a boy to make a 
chair or raise a stalk of corn has taught him to render a real service to 

Any mechanic can show a boy how to make a sled, but it takes a real 
teacher to build the character of the boy at the same time that the sled is 
being built. 

A course in Home Economics which merely makes better cooks of our 
girls is in a sore need of revision; a course which makes better girls of our 
cooks is a success. 

As long as the commodities of life are delivered C. O. D. the schools 
need not apologize for being mercenary when they are teaching children how 
to earn a living at some useful occupation. 

The geometry class is a good place to gather "definitions," — they are 
usually stored in the head; the manual training shop is an excellent place to 
acquire "meanings" — they extend all the way from the finger tips to the gray 
matter. Lucky is he who has both definition and meaning. 

If a mistake is made in a class room the teacher tells the boy ( sometimes 
the boy believes it) ; if a mistake is made in the shop the boy tells the teacher. 

To call intellectual junk "mental discipline" may sound a little more 
pleasing, but does not cause it to occupy any fewer cells in one's thought dome- 
There are a great many propositions in this world without a proper 
working edge; the training of a few generations in the manual training shop 
will do much to correct this condition. 

Many a sewing class is able to cut a hole in a new piece of goods and set 
back the scrap so skillfully that it cannot be detected; but the real test comes 
in making a dress, bought summer before last, look like brand new. 

The reason so many people never put a satisfactory finish on anything 
which they undertake is because they can't stand the rub. 

God Almighty equipped man with one brain and two hands. If it had 
been his intention that some men should develop their brain at the expense 
of their hands, he would probably have given them more of the former and 
fewer of the latter. M. G. Burton. 

^ fiftt Hi Wixixit 

AM only a piece of wood. After I leave 
your hands, you may never see me again. 
People looking at me, however, will see 
you, and, so far as they are concerned, I'll be you. 
Put into me your best, so that I may speak to all 
who see me and tell them of the Master Workman 
who wrought me. Say to them through me, "1 
know what good work is." If I am well done, I 
will get into good company and keep up the stan- 
dard. If I am shabby and poorly made, I will get 
into bad company. Then show through me your 
joy in what you do, so that I may go the way of all 
good work, announcing wherever I go that I stand 
for a workman that "needeth not to be ashamed." 
— William Chandler Smith. 


3nhxtstrml ^bucation 

I HE American interpretation of the purpose of education is — to pre- 
pare for living. The dominant things in America is life; life in all 
of its meanings. We sometimes think of our country as possessing 
unlimited resources. In a measure this conception is right, yet there is cer- 
tainly a limit to the resources of any country. The economist teaches that at 
the present time, a time of commercial and industrial progress, every resource 
must he utilized to the extreme. Every mine, every quarry, every field and 
orchard, and every manufacturing industry must develop the maximum of its 
output in quality and (juantity. Competition is sharper than it has ever been 
before. The world buys in the best market. This necessitates the highest 
efi'iciency in workmen, who are to be instrumental in the development of the 
industries which are successfully competing in the world's markets. By far 
the greatest per cent of men are engaged in the production of material utilities. 

This means that there is a distinct class of people, aggregating ninety 
per cent of the population of our country, who must be trained to become the 
most highly efficient workmen in the world. 

Repeating the American interpretation of the purpose of education ( edu- 
cation is preparation for living) brings to us a problem that is fundamentally 
important, not only among factory owners and promoters of industries in 
general but to the educators of our country's future workmen. 

The problem before us is, — what can be done for the ninety per cent of 
our boys? We are trying to make our answer tangible; in fact we hope and 
think we have a solution formulated that, when put into our schools, stands 
ready to lift the boy onto the plane of efficient workmanship. 

Educators have, since the beginning of the history of education, been 
devising and redevising, throwing away and thinking out new theories, but 
never have they been able to get around the fact, work. Work is here, has 
always been and will continue to be so long as material things are the prin- 
cipal utilities of human life. Every man must eat, drink, have shelter and 
warmth. To get these things he will have to enter the fields of industry well 
equipped to do the work that awaits him. 

It is not the aim to thoroughly equip but to give a boy a right beginning 
so that he can quickly and proiitably step into his place in the economic 

Manual training does not aim to make carpenters, or blacksmiths of all 
boys, but it has as its aim two things: first, to help the boy to find himself 
and his place in the industrial sphere; second, to give him an oi)portunity 
to work out into tangible form the concepts of mathematics and language. 
Manual training, as the name implies, is a training of the hands to work with 
the mind. It simply rounds out and makes more perfect mental development. 
We cannot always locate the mind in the brain but we may think of it as 
being in every part of our bodies which are capable of being traind for action; 
thus the musician's mind is out in her very finger tijjs. She thinks out at the 
ends of her fingers. The mechanic's mind is nearest to his work. With this 
in mind we can readily see that manual training is supplementary to the 
studies pursued in our schools. 


There is probably no line of work to which manual training and its 
kindred subject, mechanical drawing, does not add in that it prepares work- 
men, better prepared for the work they have to do. This may be illustrated 
by the following observation made by Mr. .John L. Mathews. 

A stalwart young German-American butcher, noted for his skill of cut- 
ting meat and for the pride he had for the appearance of his meat, was putting 
up a roast. He vouchsafed the information that he was going to night school 
at (he university. 

"What course?" I incjuired idly, watching him deftly trim, roll, and dec- 
orate two ribs of beef. 

"Mechanical drawing," he replied. 

"Do you like that better than butchering? You are making a mighty 
good job of that roast." 

"Butchering is a gift with me, just like art," he astonished me by replying, 
and added, seriously: "They are something alike; one helps the other. I've 
been working at this trade since I was a kid, but I can cut meat a lot better 
since I began to draw. If I lived in the old country, you know, I would have 
been trained to draw so I could be a better butcher. Every boy going into 
any trade gets that sort of training." 

Whereat I marveled greatly. I marveled even more as time went on and 
my butcher remained a butcher and did not become an advertising artist. 
He had the whole sense of the new ideal in education: to train for a trade as 
though it were a profession, and to use in that trade all the correlated aid of 
art and science he could obtain. Drawing helped him to cut in the same 
fashion that it helps a sculptor to model ; the principles perceived in the 
flat presentation showed him truth in the full mass which was his medium. 

We are not the first to take up this idea of industrial education. In this 
as in many things, we are following the Germans. In Germany for those 
boys, who cannot afford the advantages of the secondary schools, there are 
provided industrial schools in which the various trades and cralts are tauglit. 
The efTect is already seen for in no other country in the world is there so 
wide a difl'usion of knowledge and skill among workmen as is found among 
the common people of Germany. 

We cannot ignore the response of the educators of this country to the 
demand for manual training and a knowledge of the mechanical arts. Nearly 
every normal school in the country is being equipped to train teachers to 
teach manual or hand work. The state has recognized its value and teachers 
from far and near are fitting themselves for the larger duties that have been 
opened up to them. School boards are sending their best men and women 
in for this training. They have come in from every direction. They are the 
experienced school men and women whose desire for usefulness has proved 
an impelling motive to again get back in school and imbibe some of the spirit 
of educational progress. William O. Fox. 

MANUAL ri',\iM\(, 

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(!ll<tss ^t^nnhntinn 

VAUGHN DRAGOO, President GRACE PE<:K, Vice President 


Motto — "Tomorrow we sail the boundless sea" 

Colors — Pink and Lavender 
Flower — A Tea Rose 

|NE of the most profitable and to the majority of us, the most pleasant 
moments that we spend, is that unusual moment of reflection that 
steals upon us almost unaware, bringing with it an accompanying 
train of former experiences, our trials, pleasures, and ideals, which measured 
and weighed along with those of the present, furnish us data by which we 
are able to determine whether or not our progress has been what it should be. 

XN general we pass the incidents of our experiences with very little 
thought of retaining in our memories the details of those experiences; 
but usually such details as are to be of any particular benefit to us will, 
without any great effort upon our part, linger with us. But while this is true, 
yet the real pictures of our yesterdays are often very indefinite and vogue 
and excepting in the interpretation of those things which stand out most 
prominently in affecting our lives, are weak in color and portray to us but 
a poor expression of the real life that each day should have had. 

[O, as we pass the milestone in the slow and steady progress of our 
educational career, it is this fact that awakens in us a desire to chip 
from the stone a corner that may be carried as a souvenir of ideals held at 
that particular time. This token of remembrance we shall hoard with fond 
remembrance of the past, or cherish it as an incenitive to higher and more 
noble activities in life, trusting that the broad opportunities of the future 
may resign themselves to our disposal. We concede that the type of the in- 
dividual largely determines the kind of a souvenir he may choose to claim, 
and that the most lasting and most valuable remembrance any of us can 
carry with us from school is the lesson we learn in the art of living accord- 
ing to the code of laws governing man's duty to man, and to his Creator; 
but as the traveler along life's narrow and rugged pathway advances he 
looses the distinct outlines and the finer touches of nature belonging to the 
immediate margin of the path in his greater and broader conception of the 
whole journey, or vainly he attempts to recall the image of a little flower 
which once appealed to him as being a perfect production of divine handi- 
work, but this particular image is now over-shadowed and blended in the 
more effective grandeur of the entire journey, so likewise we are prone to 
permit the details of school life, and the faces of our associates, class mates, 
and instructors to blend so completely into one great conception of the 
Muncie Normal Institute that they can no longer be vividly pictured. 


(O, with the desire to bring together as many as possible of these things 
which each student and teacher would wish to remember, we occupy 
the following pages with relics, "odds and ends," and many things that bear 
direct association to our experiences. To the members of the Senior Class 
these pages which have been dedicated especially to them will probably mean 
most, not from any selfish point of view, but because of the real expression 
of our class life that is here portrayed. We have many happy experiences 
and pleasant associates to recall and we feel that the more the details of those 
experiences that we can lay hold upon, the fuller and richer our lives will be. 

^T^E wish also to express to the faculty and especially to the high school 
\\y principal, our deep regards and appreciation of their etlorts to make our 
school life all that it should mean to us. In many respects we feel indebted 
to them for our ideals and our plans for the future. We feel that we have 
this far accomplished little, but with a broader view of life and a deeper 
appreciation of the greatness of the work to be done, we hope to make our 
lives better, and to exert the proper inlluences upon those with whom we 
may come in contact. Henry B. Morrow, Associate Editor. 

(Ulass ]|?iicm 

Some other work is now for us. 

Some other task to do. 
We'll gather all our courage then 

And struggle this world through. 

Many times we'll stumble and say, 
"'Tis hard to master this." 

But all life's burdens must be met. 
For life is not all bliss. 

.\s Seniors then we'll do our best. 

To do our duties well, 
.\nd all start out with bigger thoughts 

And make our efforts tell. 

Good training we have all received. 

In dear old Normal High, 
We owe much credit to the Profs. 

Who over us did sigh. 

We're sorry to have bothered so. 
But we shall pay you back. 

By proving that we can climb heights, 
.Attaining things wc lack. 

No matter if miles are between. 
The good old school and us. 

The two years spent here helps us to sa.v 
Longfellow's words quoted thus: 

"Let us then be up and doing. 

With a heart for any fate 
Still achieving, still pursuing — 

Learn to labor and to wait." 

— Marcella Gorton. 

(!lkss ^liistur^ 

EPTEMBER of U»12 inarked the beginning of a class whose life though 
short was fraught with many enjoyable features of a high school 
life. We have not traveled the "tlowery patlis" together from kinder- 
garten up; no, we have come from even beyond the borders of our great 
commonwealth to enjoy the pleasures that new acquaintances afl'ord. And 
while we are found wanting in the traditions and joys that come through the 
associations of our earlier school life, yet in the spirit of friendship and 
enthusiasm that will enable us in later years to look back with pride on the 
grand old class of 1914. 

The school term of '12-'13 was one of few pleasures and nmch work. 
Most of our time being spent in settling down to the new routine of work and 
in making ourselves acquainted. We had no organization and so had no 
meetings of importance. We separated in June to meet again in September. 
A few, however, stayed for the summer term. September again we gathered 
in the now familiar halls to greet old acquaintances and make new ones. 
Realizing the hard tasks before us and the importance of organization, a 
meeting of all the Seniors was called and officers were elected. Much tact 
and good judgment as well as great pleasure was manifested in the election 
of \'aughn Dragoo as President, Grace Peck, ^'ice President, Marie Holdren, 
Secretary and Mary Gessell as Treasurer. Also the choosing of the Tea Rose 
as class flower and lavender and pink for the class colors. Later a second 
meeting was held and other members of the class were honored with the fol- 
lowing ofTices: Prophetess, Elizabeth Morrow; Poet, Marcella Gorton; His- 
torian, Lewis Reed; Sergeant-at-Arms, Quinn Berry; Class Will, Garland 
Knott ; Class Orator, \'aughn Dragoo. We decided on "Tomorrow we sail 
the boundless sea," as the class motto. 

The first series of good times enjoyed was the picnic supper at the 
college. In November plans were made for a dance but at the last minute 
were called ofl'. The girls conducted a candy sale in the lower hall in De- 
cember. Much credit is due them for their culinary ability. A Get-Together 
party was held at the home of Quinn Berry. A fine time was enjoyed by all. 
In March a "Cafe Taria" luncheon was given at the college. This was one of 
the big afTairs and all strove to make it a success. On May 8, a hay wagon 
ride was planned, but instead an indoor picnic was held. Seniors were in 
evidence and greatly enjoyed themselves, and so we come to the last Senior 
affair when we met at McCulloch Park as a compliment to those Seniors 
who were leaving until graduation. The remaining Seniors enjoyed a picnic 
at Riverside park on July 18. 

The year closes with Baccalaureate services, Class Day and last, but not 
least. Commencement. Let us hope that our future, like our past, may be 
one continual round of pleasant duties, and that graduation may mean to 
each of us but the first step on the road to success. 

Lewis Reed, Historian. 

























If you should see an M. N. I. boy smoke a cigarette? 

If you tieard M. N. I. yell? 

If you saw Mr. McMullan without thinking of "Literary Analysis and 

If Prof. Boucher would not ask for note books? 

If Bob King should answer "plus" in English? 

If Miss Drummond should fail to be pleasant? 

If Marie Holdren did not giggle? 

If Miss Hutzel did not quote a line or so of Deutsch when she meets you? 

If we should feel warm in chapel? 

If Elmer Darnell did not talk baby talk? 

If Joe Cline should have his lessons? 

If we did not receive advice in chapel? 

If Mrs. Boucher should expect you to be "plus" on Monday? 

If we did not have to write themes? 

If Garland Knott would crack a new joke? 

If Fred Baker would not know all the new girls? 

If Gola Clevenger would look pleasant sometimes? 

If Jess Worley were hump-backed? 

If the new soda fountain had not been installed? 

If school had been dismissed for Wallace and Hagenbeck's parade? 

If William Stienhulber should slide down the banisters? 

If there should be more than two boys at a Senior picnic? 

If our note books should write themselves up and hand themselves in 
on time? 

If Miss Sinclair should say, your picture is a masterpiece? 

If Mrs. Boucher had a squeaky voice? 

If the School Board should say, "Yes, my dears, take all the holidays you 
like and let us entreat, oh, let us entreat you not to remain at school after 
two o'clock?" — M. G. P. '14. 

Our class is fortunate in having a capable and efficient staff of editors 
to make this department a success. They devote much time to it, — they are 
willing to devote much more, — in short, — 

They'll toll for it, they'll moil for it, they'll tear up sky and soil for it; 

They'll plead for it, they'll read for it, they'll all but go to seed for it; 

They'll fight for it, they'll write for it, they'll sit up half the night for it; 

They'll think for it, they'll drink for it, they'll put them on the blink for it; 

They'll prate for it, they'll bate for it, they'll win folks cordial hate for it; 

They'll thieve for it, they'll deceive for it, they'll cause their friends to leave for it; 

Take blame for it, risk shame for it, and hazard name and fame for it; 

They'll ache for it, they'll fake for it, they'll sulfer at the stake for it; 

They'll sigh for it, they'll lie for it, and cheerfully they'll die for it. 

— Contributed by a Senior. 


fxjxfhtt^ nf tkt 1314 Class 

S I sat in front of my fireside, thinking about the past, suddenly the 
dear old college building seemed to arise in the tlanies. Oh, such 
memories it brought about our old class of nineteen hundred and 
fourteen! As I sat in this pensive mood the faces of my fellow students 
seemed to come before my eyes slowly and vividly, and I could distinctly see 
what they were doing after so many years. 

First, the face of our President, Vaughn Dragoo, as busy a man as ever, 
because his executive ability at last had made him manager of a happy home. 
From the picture I see in the tlames he is as fond of Hazel-nuts as ever. 

Who's this? Why, Grace Cameron nee Peck, way off in Oklahoma 
camping under a cactus tree until their new bungalo be finished. Happy 
women whom the fates treat so. 

Now the busy city of Chicago comes to view and there my old friend, and 
Treasurer, Mary Gessell is still making out checks, as she checks out suit 
cases, and baby cabs for the great Union Station of that city. I thought I 
might see Garland here as he always had loved a metropolis, but he was 
Knott to be seen. 

Slowly the spires of Hartford City arose out of the flames, and looking 
intently, Howard Foreman and Denzel Steward appear. They are dressed 
as policemen and seem occupied in their duties. Oh, yes! a suffrage demon- 
stration! Myrl Finley and Blanche Modlin, two extremely dangerous mili- 
tants are causing a disturbance. After a lively skirmish two doctors, Worley 
and Smeltzer, are called to attend to the wounds of the policemen who had 
been severely injured in a fall in which the ladies came out first. 

The scene is shifting. Oh, yes, another happy home appears and there 
my old friend. Pearl Squire was Depree-cating the fact that she was holding 
an afternoon tea, Rausa Trabeau, as one of her guests, as usual is wondering 
what she will wear to Miss Susie Philips next "At Home." Oh, the eternal 
feminine ! 

The fire seems to change and a real country scene appears. Sitting on 
his milk stool is Burton Dunn, waiting patiently for the owner of the place, 
Ina Newman, to finish gathering Berries. 

From this simple scene, now to gay Paris, the wonderful city for arts. 
In her studio is Madame Brunner working on the portrait of the Honorable 
Elliot Morris, now the President of that republic. Sadder now is the picture 
— the slum districts of Yorktown appear, but I see my well known friends. 
Lulu Jones, Alice Crabb and Lela Knox, carrying out their charitable work 
under the supervision of the Reverend Clifton Hall, and his able assistant. 
Hazel Rodgers. 

Now the view carries me to Washington, D. C, and imagine my surprise 
to see Henry Morrow as Speaker of the House! and Cecil Bosworth as the 
Private Secretary! 

Somehow the appearance of Cecil brought our dear old building into 
mind more clearly. I seem to see the old office and the same green carpet 
upon which I had stood so many times before Professor Boucher to get an 
excuse for sickness(?) Now that old chair is occupied by Professor Clarence 


Housefield. The door of the office opened and in came Esta Harris as Pro- 
fessor Houseiield's Private Secretary. 

Suddenly I seem in the old Domestic Science class and there was Mary 
Adams with her cap, and as I expected — hunting for pins. Oh, yes, she is 
teacher and must of course wear her cap. I was not much surprised when 
I saw, seated under a tree, Margaret Garrett and her old friend Ed. As the 
old tennis court arose out of the llames, it seemed natural to see, after all 
these years, Fred Baker defending the cup against the noted champion, Wil- 
liam Risk. 

Now a traveling salesman which I soon saw to be Bernard Barcelow 
appeared, still selling brushes. It seems he is at the door of Naomi Booth, 
now mistress — Oh! what's her name — but Naomi is wiser than she was in her 
school days, and will not buy from a traveling salesman. Bernard you had 
better change your occupation. 

I see Ruth True and Gladys Brandon working as missionaries among 
the heathen. After years of hard work they seem to have succeeded in con- 
verting Elmer Darnell, a noted marshmallow fiend. 

Before a large audience a curtain seems to rise and there comes to the 
front Marcella Gorton, who now is a wonderful prima donna. She is always 
accompanied at the piano by the well known Chauncey Medsker. 

An exciting picture now presents itself, in a Saxon car I see Carrol Norris 
is struggling hard to overtake Ralph Weaver in his six cylinder Ford! I 
rather expected my friend Elizabeth Morrow to be racing with Carrol or 
Ralph, but when I saw her jogging along on a "pony" I was not surprised 
as she never cared to hurry or make life strenuous in hot weather. 

My tired gaze is at last quieted when I see what perfect harmony and 
bliss is the home of Lewis Reed as he pours over an old history. Now the 
scenes like the fire are fading, as. 

My work is completed 

.\nd closed like the day, 
.\nd the hand that has written it. 

Lays it away. 

Marie Holdren. 

^ 'fiftxt ^icr^ 

E don't profess to know much about love and the many little words 
and actions that make up that blissful state of being, but when it 
comes to the real artical — tearing down the honeymoon trail like a 
fireman down the greased pole at the station house — we hand the laurel 
crown to a certain couple of young masculines hailing from the active little 
burg to our south. 

Writers have for centuries exhausted their resources and lunch tickets 
thinking up new scenes for the enamored youth, but who has ever won a 
lady by the simple toss of a coin on the college steps? The answer's easy. 
THEY did. 

Shortly after landing in the Magic City these two knights, who for want 
of better names we will call Jerry Straw and Hick Alfalfa, decided that the 
girls of Muncie and especially those enrolled at the Muncie Normal Institute, 
were "some girls." Immediately Hick proposed a date with a couple of 
damsels they had seen standing near the steps under the luring light of a 
full June moon. 

Anyone who knows the Normal girl likewise knows how she falls for 
the student from out of town, even if his trousers are creased at the side and 
his hat is two sizes too large for him. Appearances are nothing. It's 
romantic, so romantic to tell the girls the next day that she was entertaining 
a guest from out of town. There's not the slightest danger that anyone 
knows him and she can tell of his many virtues without the haunting fear 
that his picture is posted on the buffet of some sister in desception. 

They got their date, at least the girls said so the next evening. Jerry 
was the model of propriety. His hair was combed, his collar was unsoiled 
and he wore his clothes and his manner just like the advertisements in the 
Evening Press. But Hick, straight from the farm, could find no water, there- 
fore his countenance wore the remnants of last year's harvest. The barber 
was drunk, and the wind whistled through the shrubbery on Hick's map like 
the breakers on the coast of Desert Island. The way was long and dusty and 
his shoes bore evidence of more than one difficulty conquered. 

They arrived at a certain little house standing on a brick street just 
north of the river and with thumping hearts pounded on the window sill — 
witnesses say that they were afraid the door might blow open before anyone 
knew of their presence — and holding hands for the sake of mutual encour- 
agement, entered to the tune of "I'm on My Way." 

The girls, kind-hearted and longing for romance, were willing to over- 
look the seediness of Hick's attire. "Full many a kind heart is beating today 
'neath the old ragged coat of a tramp," they decided, and set in to show the 
boys the time of their lives. After exhausting all subjects pertaining to the 
weather and the prospects for the summer's crops, the boys from the farm 
seemed to forget the use of their tongues. In desperation the ladies turned 
to the piano. 

Jerry and Hick were both singers of renown in the village choir and 
now they seemed destined to shine, but alas, the modern girl, when in doubt, 
turns to the popular opera selections, and these were entirely out of our 


heroes' ken. "I'll swan," broke in Hick, "why don't you play something we 
all know?" 

"The Perfect Day," "Just a'Wearyin' for You" and "The Rosary" were 
turned down cold, but " 'Neath the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" and "There's 
a Girl in the Heart of Maryland" were voted some songs. At 9:30 o'clock 
that night the rustic heroes decided, "Well I swan, I must be getting on. Fa 
says it's not nice to stay too long when makin' a formal call," and gripping 
their hats with both hands they made for the door. 

"Some fellows," voted the girls next day to a group of contemporaries. 
Our heroes disappeared from the limelight for several days after. Memories 
were dear to their minds and the fear that it was not proper to make more 
than one call a month held them back from rash action. 

Now, kind student, don't get the idea that Jerry and Hick were slow. 
They had other adventures. Often in the evenings would they gather around 
them a few old cronies and while away the hours with reminiscences of 
past fields carried. One evening while engaged in this sport Hick happened 
to remember an old flame of his hailing from Coon Hollow and began to give 
lurid descriptions of her beauty. Jerry likewise remembered this maiden. 
"I used to go out to see her," he said. 

It has often been said that there is nothing like a girl to cause ill-feeling 
between friends of long standing, and such proved to be the case. Words 
flew back and forth with the velocity of cannon balls off Port Arthur until 
an innocent bystander remembered that the dame in question was possessor 
of a sister. 

This sister it seemed wore glasses and failed to measure up to the 
standard of beauty set by the other one, but her face saved the day. "I'll 
tell you what," declared Hick, "We'll throw up a nickel, heads I get Rebecca 
and tails you get her sister." 

"That's fair enough," answered the worthy Jerry, "I'll go yer." It 
would seem that this would settle the difl'iculty, but again you don't know 
Normal students. Sixty-five minutes, valuable dollars of old King Time, were 
spent in locating the necessary nickel, and when it was found the "tails" 
was so worn that poor Jerry was determined that he stood no show of win- 
ning anything. The nickel was thrown, however, and like all things of 
chance, chanced to fall in the wrong place. The fountain was too deep to 
reach the bottom and to dark to distinguish the gleam through its murky 
waters. Hick and Jerry are now sworn enemies. 

A High School Senior, '14. 

^itsicnl progress 

I HE measure of progress is never to be found in the actions or 
thoughts of today. This is particularly true in music study. It seems 
next to impossible to note our real advancement as we go along. 
Our main thought should be for the future, but even then the work v^'e do 
today may result in accomplishments far greater than our imagination will 
permit us to dream about. Columbus, dying in despondency at \'alladolid, 
never knew that he had discovered a new continent, a continent that was to 
become such a powerful element in the political chemistry of the future. 
Could James Watt foresee that the invention of the steam engine was to make 
a revolution in the economic systems of the world? Did patient, hard-work- 
ing Johann Sebastian Bach, producing a masterly composition every day, 
realize that in 1914 great presses employing scores of people would be grind- 
ing out more of his works in a day than were printed in a month during his 
lifetime? Could Schubert have foreseen that fifty years after his death multi- 
tudes would tlock to great auditoriums to hear the famous singers of the 
world bring his masterpieces to life again and again? 

To attempt to measure our progress today, is to attempt to compute the 
future of a seed. We know that an acorn will produce an oak tree, IF the 
sun, and the wind and the rains permit it. It may develop into a forest or 
into a sickly sapling. Come back in ten years after the planting and see what 
has developed. 

Musical progress must be measured in a similar manner. It remains for 
us to be faithful unto ourselves in all our work. But that is not enough for 
the music student. He must attempt to devine the future. With everything 
that he plays he should constantly have in mind the object he is working for. 
He should ask himself at every practice period, "whither is this practice 
taking me? Is my method of playing it carrying me ahead at the rate of 
progress which represents the best that is in me?" The student who practices 
without a definite aim is like the farmer who throws his seeds in a swamp. 
The student who takes no measure ot his progress is little better. Keep a 
record of what you are able to do today. Examine that record two or three 
months hence and see whether you are nearer your goal. If not, it would 
be well for you to find out why you are not progressing. It is impossible 
for you to note much progress in one day or one week. The retrospect over 
a few months is, however, a true gauge. Never be discouraged with your 
day's work — look back at the ground you have covered and then start reso- 
lutely toward the goal. 

Let us accept music as a gift, a most precious gift of God; let us study 
it with reverence, let us practice it with humility and diligence, so that we 
may catch and drink in the spirit of love which it breathes, which is of 
God, and which leads to God. 

It was said by Daniel Webster, "God grants liberty only to those who 
love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." Just substitute the 
word "music" for the word "liberty" and the truth still holds. 

Poor music expresses human sentiment but poorly; and for this reason 
it is bound to die before it goes very far. It comes not from the heart, hence 


it fails to go to the heart, and for this reason it lacl<s true life and must 
pass away. 

With the sinking of the Titanic, sixteen hundred lives were sacrificed 
to the greed for useless luxury and needless speed. Fate sneared at the high- 
est achievement of man who sought dominion on the seas. The heroism of 
those who lost their lives is a monument to the valor of all who believe in 
the high ideals of the Anglo-Saxon race. 

We feel that we can not pass this time without joining with our readers 
in a tribute to that little band of musicians which kept on playing, true to 
their duty, until the dark waters closed over them. Not one of the band was 
saved. If you ever thought that musicians were not to be classed with men 
of bravery, reflect upon that unthinkable night of April 14, 1912. 

The valor of those men who gave their souls to cheer the dying, had in 
it the true sacrifice of the Christ spirit. No scene more tragic, more heroic, 
more inspiring, can be found in the history of all time. The night was star 
lit. The sea was calm. The small boats were moving away from the great 
ship. Above the cries and moans of the weak came the sound of the band 
playing a hymn. That was something more than mere heroism. Such cour- 
age in the face of utter helplessness was the noblest manifestation of the 
divine in man. Can we ever conceive what that music must have meant to 
those on that boat during the last few hideous moments? 

And then again when one realizes the enormous amount of knowledge 
and technical skill demanded in the musician's career these days, one stands 
appalled at one's own limitations. 

Thankful, we must be that as Oliver Wendell Holmes puts it, "The 
world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great 
scholars great men." 

.I.A.NS IN MlMl. 











^itsir ^e^anrimttxi 


JUR Music Department is very fortunate in having a strong corps of 
able and competent teactiers, all ot v^'hom have had long years of 
experience in their respective lines of work. The great success thus 
far attained is largely due to the efforts of Prof. H. C. Gast, who joined the 
faculty of this college in March 1914, and since that time has established an 
enviable reputation as the Dean of the Music Department. 

The excellent quality of his work and the splendid singing of his pupils, 
speak most highly for his sterling ability as a teacher. Mr. Gast has always 
been an earnest and enthusiastic worker in the Indiana Music Teachers' 
Association, having served as chairman Executive Committee Music Section, 
member of Board of Directors and Public School Commission of the 

A genuine artist, and one of the few really fine pianists of the state is 
Miss Irene Boswell St. Quentin, who comes to the M. N. I. this year after an 
extended course of study in Europe, under the world's renowned pianist. 
Professor Leschetizky. 

Miss St. Quentin is young and has made good use of her time in her 
art. She possesses skill of high order, delicacy and yet firmness; a rhythmic 
sense and the ability to interpret with feeling and expression. Her technical 
equipment is adequate and she plays with a simple, direct and unefTected 
style that is at once pleasing and convincing. 

Miss St. Quentin is certainly an artist of rare ability and one that the 
Muncie Normal Institute should be proud of. 

Lulu May Huffman, head of the Violin Department, is a violinist of more 
than usual attainments, and her great success as a teacher has been shown 
by the development of her pupils. Miss Huffman is a musician in the truest 
sense of the term, an excellent soloist, as well as quartet and ensemble 
player, and her experience and refined taste combine to make her a teacher 
who awakens in her pupils an appreciation of the best and the ambition to 
excell in their work. 

Miss Bertha B. Burton is a young woman of broad general culture, high 
ideals, and conscientious industry. She is thoroughly conversant with the 
principles of technic, phrasing and other essentials of sound pianism. Her 
brilliant playing, her intense earnestness, her steady adherence to high mu- 
sical ideals, and the remarkable results obtained by her from her pupils have 
won for her a distinctive place in the musical circles. 

Mrs. Laura Craig Poland is highly recommended as a safe and conscienti- 
ous guide for students of the intermediate and teacher's course. Gifted with 
the greatest earnestness and patience, Mrs. Poland has already, through ex- 
tended experience, proven her ability as a teacher. Her pupils furnish most 
convincing testimony as to her merits as a teacher. 

Miss Beulah Janney is esteemed as a very fine teacher of pupils of tender 
years. She is excellently qualified by a long and thorough course of study 
and experience, and her pleasing disposition and a charm of manner towards 
her pupils, cannot fail to endear her to young charges — a most important 
matter where children are concerned. 



^^iiitltr 3'rltuul ^Hustr 

HE public in general, as well as many educated people, do not appre- 
ciate the value of Public School Music, but look upon it as a diversion 
rather than a regular subject. Only in the last few years has this 
branch been treated with due consideration. People were narrow in their 
views, and could see no value other than voice training and sight reading. 
They did not see the efTect and intluence of music on the development and 
character of the child. 

Music, when well taught, should occupy as important a place in the 
school curriculum as any subject. I'nlike many subjects it should be taught 
from the lowest grade to the highest. 

Music should be taught in the school so as to accomplish something 
more than the ability to sing or read scales, rightly used it has more discipline 
for the mind, heart and character, and provides higher ideals than any other 
course of training. Music can accomplish as much for the student as mathe- 
matics, language or geography, and alfords an entirely separate field for re- 
search and enjoyment. 

Music should be and is fast becoming on an equal basis with all subjects 
devoted to mental training. The student who majors in music must have a 
thorough knowledge of physics and science of acoustics, and must be versed 
in literature, history and the languages. 

The supervisors of Public School Music should be very discreet and use 
the greatest care in selecting the courses for the different grade*. Songs 
used for primary work should be suited to the stage of child's mental devel- 
opment. Similarly the works should be selected for the higher grades. 

It is in the high school that many supervisors are apt to err. There may 
be found voices in all the stages of development. Some are changing among 
the boys, others are at that uncertain point when one scarcely knows where 
to place them. While others are fully matured. The placing of voices in the 
chorus is a task that requires much thought and skill. The selection of 
proper numbers for use is an equally difficult task, and great many failures 
result from this fault. What a mistake it is for a high school chorus to 
attempt such music as "Hallelujah Chorus" from "The Messiah." The long- 
continued singing at the top of the voice is unfit for immature voices and 
often ruins them. The chest register of the girls is usually light, and breathy, 
and they should not be forced to sing selections requiring great volume and 
long duration. No director should classify a voice for the sake of balancing 
the chorus. 

To go into detail regarding the method of teaching, and the duties of 
the supervisor of Public School Music, would require too much space; how- 
ever, may it be said that the teaching and sujjervision of this important 
branch is not a mere diversion for someone who wants to make his way 
easy, but on the contrary it is a real task for the person who is interested in 
school work and conscientious enough to pursue it diligently. 

It has been until recently that one could teach without any great knowl- 
edge of music. It is not so today, for the time is at hand when music will 
be properly recognized and given proper consideration in the great educa- 
tional systems of our Republic. Time and progress only are needed to 
establish it as an accredited study, for 

"All one's life is music, if one touches 
The notes rightly and in tune." 


®I|e "ifilh nf a ^itsictau 

jT has been the custom for the boys of the Music Department to go 
camping every summer. In camp a few summers ago, Chas. Wilson, 
Arnold Hogan, James Bowers and Joe Cline occupied one tent. They 
had everything planned weeks before. Each one had some particular work. 

Upon their arrival at the lake, the first task to accomplish was the 
pitching of the tent. After having completed this work, they began imme- 
diately to furnish their tent and make it habitable for boys. 

Each had his work to do, one went to the barn for straw, one washed 
the dishes, one cleaned the stove out and made some furniture, and the other 
put away the eats. After everything was put in order, they proceeded to 
make their beds of straw and soon the tent looked very cozy. 

Hogan said, that he believed the washing of the dishes was the hardest 
work of all, for they had not been washed since the last meal had been eaten 
from them one year before. 

Dinner time soon came and each one grabbed a fork and a plate, for 
they were very hungry. The eats were divided evenly as possible, for if one 
got more than another it would sure end in a quarrel, in a short time the 
first meal was ended and the dishes were put to soak in the lake. 

The next meal which consisted of ham, eggs and pancakes, was prepared 
by Hogan, he having been elected cook, because of his great skill in Domestic 
Science. He had been a private pupil of one of the girls in the Domestic 
Science Department of the M. N. I., and before putting the ham into the 
skillet, he spit in it to test its temperature. 

Wilson in his demonstration of how to catch a sucker, knocked a glass 
can off a box and the broken glass went right into the solitary can of molasses. 
He rescued the molasses, however, by straining it through the dust rag. The 
molasses was of great value for it softened the pancakes which Hogan made. 
Those pancakes were certainly great, and not one of them went to waste, for 
what they couldn't eat, they used for a door mat and a walk to the lake shore. 

When night rolled around each one fought for his space in the bed. 
Coats and anything that was handy were used for covers. 

Day after daj', and night after night, the fun went on until they awoke 
to the fact that they were entirely out of money and provisions and upon 
arriving at this point in their camping experience, they all concluded they 
would return to the M. N. I. where you will find them now, wistfully watch- 
ing and wishing for a chance to accept the company of some girls in the 
Domestic Science Department who will assist them in preparing for their 
annual camping party for this season. 

IHE serious study of Art is a valuable aid to mental discipline and to 
the development of taste and general culture. It teaches one to notice 
the beautiful in everything and to appreciate to a fuller extent the 
marvelous works of Nature. President Charles W. Eliot, of Harvard College, 
said: "Drawing is as necessary for all the purposes of life as language, but 
drawing is a better mode of expression." 

The work in Art this year has made a great stride towards attaining its 
rightful place in the Normal Institute. The number of Art students has in- 
creased considerably and during the coming year it is hoped to make it one 
of the biggest and strongest departments of the school. 

An extended course is ottered under the conduct of an instructor of 
eminent ability, who has studied in the best Art schools and who has trained 
students who have developed marked artistic ability. The course includes 
work in Art for Home Decoration and Design, Manual Art, General Art and 
Public School Art. 

The department was moved this year from the room it had occupied in 
the basement to two commodious and well-lighted ones on the second tloor. 
The rooms are artistically decorated with the works of the students, many 
pieces of which took prizes at the Muncie Art Exhibit last spring. The 
thorough course offered, together with the ability of the teacher and the 
beauty of the studios, makes the Art department one of the most popular of 
those ottered by the Normal Institute. 







LORA BAKER, Vice President LOUISA CARITHERS. Secretiiry 

Motto — "Rowing, not drifting" 
Colors — Green and Gold 
Flower — Yellow Rose 

F all the splendid departments in our Institute, I deem that the 
Teachers Department ranks at the head of the list. The great pur- 
pose is to reap that which we have sown. Give to others that which 
we think will make them the best generation that can possibly be brought 

We have heard the cry from superintendents and officials, "Bring us 
practical teachers, ones that will give the best instruction to these children." 
This is one purpose we are trying to attain. Not to teach school for the sole 
purpose of a salary, but to have such standards and live such lives that the 
community can hold us up as their ideal school teacher. "Not failure but 
low aim, is crime." 

Our thoughts must be with the boys and the girls because they are going 
to be the men and women of tomorrow; also in the joy of serving others. 
One thought is to beautify the school room, in this way make the child 
happy and joyous 

Time and time again we receive calls to fill places in the larger town 
schools, in the little red brick school houses, with carved initials on the 
desks. Then our large city schools summon us to come. Some are showing 
their ability in primary courses, in the higher grade departments, high school 
and in almost every place. We come from summer to summer to our Normal 
to receive instruction so as to solve different problems that come up in our 

When our teachers first enter the profession they haven't all the views 
that a teacher must have but acquire these from study and actual work. 

Our training school is so well equipped with such teachers that it will 
send the students out with the instruction necessary for work. 

To one that has had work in the Muncie Normal Institute these things 
will be true. 

The work of our department is largely due to the ability of Professor 
Pearce, dean of the Teachers Department. 

With such an efficient professor, with the super-abundance of knowledge 
and high moral standard, we can't help but mold our character as a model 
school teacher. 

As years go by Muncie Normal Institute will be spoken of as sending 
out the best qualified teachers of the state. Anna Vaughan. 




"Whal is the reasoning of a man to tliat of 

"Only a smile to break the sadness." 


"The glory of a young woman is a good 


"Small, but mighty." 

"Ml) at is love?" 

"A Kcntuckv lassie." 

"There is one wav — dut\ 


I'm the best friend I ever had, 

I like to be with me; 
I like to sit and tell myself. 

Things confidentially 

I often sit and ask me. 
If I shouldn't or should. 

And I find my advice to me 
Is always pretty good. 

I never got acquainted with myself 

Until here of late, 
.\nd I find myself a lovely chum, 

I treat me simply great. 

I talk with me and walk with me. 

And show me right and wrong, 
I never knew how well myself 

And me could get along. 

I never try to cheat me 

I'm as thoughtful as can he 

'iU\iscJf anil 3" 

No matter what comes or goes, 
I'm on the square with me. 

It's great to know yourself 

And have a friend that's all your 
To be such company for yourself. 

You're never left alone. 

You'll try to avoid the masses, 

And you'll find a crowd's a joke, 

If .vou only treat .vourself 
As well as other folk. 

I've made a study of myself 
Compared with me the lot, 

.And I've finally concluded 

I'm the best friend I've got. 

Just get together with yourself 
And trust yourself with you, 

.And you'll be surprised how well 

Yourself will like you if you do. 
14(1 — Reba Fritz, Class "A" 

Ollass "^" f ropii^sg 

EVERAL years had passed since the Class "A" students of M. N. I. 14 
had all been together, but after years of successful work and experi- 
y ence, they held a great banquet in 1925 in the lower hall of the Old 
College building. Of this I shall tell you, — 

Should you ask me whence these people. 
Whence these energetic people. 
With their talent and their genius, 
I should tell you, I should answer, — 
From Class "A" '14 of M. N. I. 

The professors welcomed all the happy guests assembled, 
And they recognized their greatness, 
As the best class that ever left Muncie Normal, 
Then arose the mighty Bishop (Luther) 
And silenced the three hundred guests assembled. 
And Ruth Lakin, she the greatest of all speakers. 
Spoke the pieces which had given her fame. 
Then Loyd Brown, the great professor, 
Told his tale of fame and fortune. 
Dixie Miller, a famous singer. 
She the sweetest of all singers. 
Sang of Love (ett Mae) and truth and bravery. 
Every one that saw her "New" 'er (Pauline). 
And were Glad (ys) (Snyder) that they had known her. 
Then arose the great 
He a world-wide known musician 

Touched the piano Keys (Geo.) as with magic fingers. 
Luther Myers, a French (Ancel) teacher. 
Sang his song in the foreign language. 
Others showed their skill in stories, songs and speeches, 
That the time might pass more gaily, 
And the guests be more contented. 
Then the Domestic Science girls. 
They the greatest cooks of all time. 
Served the banquet guests assembled. 
Next the famous Lester Brewer, lit the Peace-pipe 
As a token of the fame and name of the class assembled. 
Thus the Class "A" banquet ended. 
And the banquet guests departed. 

In the glory of the Silver (s Earl) Moon (Gerald) light. 
With happy Harts (Pearl) and faces. 
To the tasks of daily life, and to the great things of the future. 

I OR three long years she had toiled diligently in the college, thinking 
of little but her work and meeting no one save her classmates with 
whom she had only a speaking acquaintance. And now she had 
graduated. At last had she reached the goal to wiiich she had been striving 
for so many years. But now that she had graduated, what was there for 
her to do next? She had been oITered many positions in the city but because 
of the distance from her home and because of her invalid mother, she was 
unable to accept. One day she was sitting quietly at home, reading to her 
mother, when a gentleman knocked at the door. ,He inquired for Miss Jane 
Sterling, which name applies to our Heroine. The gentleman had come there 
to offer to Jane the position of teacher in the dlfetrict school which was sit- 
uated about a mile from her home. The offer seemed like a great blessing 
to Jane, as the school lay at an easy walking distance from her home and 
she could spend a great part of her time with her mother. 

Jane accepted the position and one bright morning earlj' in September 
went to assume her duties. The school house lay in the edge of a beautiful 
forest. The building was of brick and was well furnished. Jane had intend- 
ed to do her very best and even in this position, small as it seemed, do some- 
thing for which she would some day be rewarded. She thought that no 
matter how small our position in life, we are always atlorded opportunities 
for rendering service to someone. Jane arrived at the building early. She 
rearranged some of the furnishings of the room and when the first pupil 
arrived was already sitting at her desk ready to welcome him with a hearty 
greeting and a pleasant smile. One by one the children arrived, and when 
at eighty-thirty, the bell rang, the children had all arrived and all, except one, 
had been m^e to feel that here they were to enjoy a pleasant term together. 

This one was a boy. Jack Hansom by name. He was a rough, awkward 
boy and of uncouth manners. He had come there with the idea that he would 
be master of the school as he had been the previous year. To all the jfriendly 
advances which Jane made, he offered no response, and for a time she was 
perplexed and ill at ease, because she surmised that he intended to give her 
trouble. All during the day he continued his sulking manner. When called 
upon, he refused to recite and it seemed to be his utmost desire to disturb the 
discipline of the entire school. 

This state of affairs continued during the first two weeks. On the Mon- 
day following. Miss Sterling asked that each one in Jack's class write a short 
composition. The subject for these compositions was left for their own 
choosing. All morning Jane watched Jack and noticed that he sat idly play- 
ing and today she knew that something must happen or her work in the 
school was to be a failure and all because of that one boy. To make a suc- 
cess, she knew she must win the respect of the school and to do this she 
must conquer Jack. When class time arrived, she called on the different 
members of the class and each responded with a composition all of which 
pleased her very much. At last, she called on Jack. He gruffly replied, 'that 
he hadn't any." When questioned as to his failure, he angrily said "that he 
did not intend to write one." Miss Sterling felt the vague impulse of unrest 
that always precedes a storm, but in her own sweet voice merely said, "At 
four o'clock. Jack, I'll expect you to have a composition for me." Jack idled 
the remainder of the day, only occasionally he would write, but his writing 
seemed to be only short sentences. 

Four o'clock came. Miss Sterling dismissed the rest of the children and 
she was left alone with Jack. She now resolved in some way to win the 
love and respect of Jack Hansom. She approached him in her most pleasing 
manner and asked him kindly to read his composition. And this is what he 


"The Devil flew from North to South 
With Jane Sterling in his mouth. 
When he found she was no fool. 
He dropped her down here to teach this school." 

When he had linished the reading, Miss Sterling gave vent to a tit of 
laughter and then clasping Jack's hand said, "Jack, you're all right!" A 
complete change came over Jack. He could not tor a minute understand it 
all, but finally he realizeS the situation and was pleased. 

The next morning, when Miss Sterling arrived at school, on her desk was 
a vase of geraniums and in it a card bearing these words, "To one who un- 
derstands a boy." From this on to the close of school, small presents found 
their way to Miss Sterling's desk. It was always Jack who was ready to 
kindle the fire and carry the wood. He wanted to continually serve Jane. 

Jack was completely changed from a useless boy to one who had a pur- 
pose in life and his purpose seemed to be to live to make others happy. And 
when the term ended and Jane Sterling felt that in the reforming this one 
boy, she had accomplished something which was well worth while, and for 
which she would one day be rewarded. 

Henrv .Morrow, Class "B" '14. 

frcpliesy of (Elass ''^" 

In the fall of 1930 I chanced to be looking over an annual from Harvard 
|College and noticed among the list of graduates the following names: 

Ruth Keys, Martha Purtebaugh, Glenn Keller, Goldie Campbell, Flora 

Manuel, Miriam White, Russell Plymate, Leiia Trusler, Hazel Carver, Martha 
Laird and Madge Ferris. These I recognized as Class "B" students at Muncie 
in the summer term of 1914. My curiosity being aroused I began an inquiry 
concerning other members of the class. 

I found Ferde Swoveland, Ralph Thomas, Herbert Cortright and Hobart 
Alexander studying medicine in Germany. 

Florence Beck, Mary Luther, Nellie Hodson and Edna Covault were on 
the stage in Paris. 

Chester Vernon, Everett Godwin, Archie Addington and Paul McCoy 
went on a trip to Mars in a Hying automobile under the leadership of Lewis 
Hyman and have not been heard of since. It is supposed that they are visit- 
ing other planets. 

By further investigation I found that Sumner Shrimp, Bess Doty, Grace 
Pape, Melva Harris, Tressie Wasson, Edith Abshire, Grace Dudley, Florine 
Dow^ning, Frances Gutl'igan, Lottie Lockhart and Cecil Jenkens were study- 
ing in the different countries of Europe. 

Fred Hiatt was president of Yale College and Henry Morrow of Leiand 
Stanford University. 

By extended investigation I found that Clyde Hendrix, Berle Mason, 
Charles Waters, James Johnson and Lee Hare had become distinguished 
generals in the Anglo-Mongolian war and that John Switzer, Walter Beard 
and Rollie White were killed in this sanquinary conflict. 

Maude Current and George Barnes have taken up the study of Art in 

In another article I saw where Lelia Pasfol, Fern Smith, Faye Fraze, 
Alice Hoggart, Ethel Mann, Dorthea Snyder. H^dna Keister, Ruby Brown, 
Grace Miller and Mable Ball had become leading suflragettes in England. 

Some of the more unfortunate, Gladys Stanford, Lydia Snyder, Iris 
Castor, Prudence Carmichael and Goldie ^'an Gordon were teaching school 
in the rural districts of Australia. 

Was sorry to learn that many, whose names are now unknown, were 
lost when the Kaiser Wilhelm III sunk in the middle of the Atlantic. This 
dreadful catastrophe was wholly due to the reckless leadership of Raymond 
Gilbert who was acting as pilot of the shij). 

By chance Whitaker survived to tell the sad tale and Anry Wolfe and 
Edna Love were the only names he could remember of the victims. The 
unknown are resting in the sea. Mable Barnes, Class "B" 


^ pe&j of aiollege pfe 

To him who in the love of college life holds 

Communion with her Muncie Normal she speaks 

A word of welcome; for his wakeful hours 

She has a voice of gladness and a smile 

And eloquence of beauty, and she glides 

Into his slumber period with a mild 

And healing sympathy that steals away 

His lessons ere he is aware. When thots 

Of the last sweet hours come like a flash 

Over thy mind, and glorious images 

Of dancing fairies, and birds, and music 

And beautiful gardens arranged in symmetry 

Make thee to rejoice and grow anxious at heart; — 

Go forth under the spreading coverlets, and list 

To the voice of Morpheus, while from all around — 

Books and their treasures, and the hurrying of pens — 

Comes a still voice — 

Yet a few hours and thee 
The all-beholding land shall see no more 
In all its beauty; nor yet in the soft bed. 
Where thy pale form lay, with much comfort. 
Nor in the embrace of dreamland shall exist 
Thy image. Duty that awoke thee shall claim 
Thy presence, to be taken to class again. 
And last each correct solution, surrendering up 
Thine individual excuse, shalt thou go 
To mix never with the precocious. 
To be a brother to the insensible mutt 
And to the sluggish idiot, whom the cruel Prof 
Rolls in his mind and marks minus. The instructor 
Shall draw his books open, and ask others questions. 

Yet not to thy temporary resting place 
Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish 
Pain more tormenting. Thou shalt sit down 
With blockheads of the preceding term — with dolts 
The powerless of the earth — the deaf, the dumb. 
Mentally blind, hoary teachers of ages past. 
All in one mighty class. The seats 
Highly polished, and handy as Fords, — the aisles 
Stretching in pensive quietness between; 
The v'.ierable air — ollicials that movi 
In majesty, and complaining janitors 
That keep additions clean; and poured around all. 
The instructors gray and melancholy tune, — 
Are but solemn decorations all 

Of this great class of students. The dear father. 
The mother, all the infinite host of brothers. 
Are watching on the sad results of effort. 
Thru the still lapse of terms. All that pass 
The exams are but a handful to the multitudes 
That are in this class. Take the advice 
Of the Professor, Pierce the difficult lesson. 
Or lose thyself in a continuous meditation 
WTiere rolls the wheels, and hears no sound. 
Save his own thinking — the earnest reign there alone 
And many in those altitudes, since first 
The flight of years began have been promoted 
In just a short time — a means precedes a will 
So shalt thou rejoice, and what if thou withdraw- 
In silence from the class, and no friend 
Take note of thy departure? None that breathe 
Will be encouraged. The others will laugh 
When thou art gone, the solemn brood of unfortunates 
Plod on, and each one as before will chase 
His favorite phantom; yet all of these shall leave 
Their mirth and their employments, and shall come 
And seek advice of thee. As the long train 
Of terms glides away, the students of Muncie, 
The chemist in the radium lab, and he who goes 

In complete attire of judge, minister and maid. 
The loquacious sage, and the bald-headed man — 
Shall one by one be respectively promoted 
By those who in their turn shall precede them. 

O, kind King! More kind than harsh, cruel or unjust 

Look on the acquired attainments of this class. 

This is thy work: the result encourages effort 

Let it be praised. Lota keep the class 

And seize upon the suggestions of some 

For they succeed to you. To you fellow sufferers 

Remains the appreciation of this noble work 

The time, the place, to whom; O, express it! 

Mj'self will straight depart and to the State 

The noble work with noble heart relate. 

Now fellow students and performers on tools 
Hath not old chance made this life more sweet 
Than that of sheer decision? .\re not these halls 
Mkjre free from care than the summer home? 
Here feel we but the service of Mrs. Bart 
.\ sense of duty. As the icy stare, the 
Churlish chiding of the same's mouth 
Which when it bites and blows upon my body 
Even till I shriek with fever 1 smile and sa.v, 
"This is no flattery; these are counsellors 
That feelingly persuade me what 1 am." 
Sweet are the uses of adversity 
Wliich like the toad ugly and venomous 
Wears yet a pleasing look upon his face 
.And this our life exempt from public haunt 
Finds tongues in teachers, books in circulating libraries 
Sermons in chapel and good in everything. 
Thanks, dear Tripp 

my achievement is great? It reaches to heaven 
It has the primal eldest mark upon it 

X fundamental principle. Thanks can I not 
Through inclination be as sharp as well 
My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent 
.4nd like a man to double business bound 

1 stand in pause where I shall first begin 
And both neglect. What if the developed head 
rtlieie thicker than itself with .Analytical Formulas? 
Are there not examples enough in the sweet world 
To keep them continually burnished. Where do we 
Find a problem but to confront the visage of a function 
And what's in solution but this two-fold force 

To be worked out ere we come to class or 

Copied on the run. Then I'll look up 

My turn is passed. But, oh, what form of excuse 

Can serve my turn. Forgive me my good teacher 

That cannot be since I am still possessed 

Of the effects for which I did the wrong. 

My notebook, my solution, my own explanation — 

May we be pardoned and still retain the guilt 

In the corrupted currents of this world 

Offenses' gilded hand may show by justice 

.And oft it is seen the wicked prize itself 

Buys out the law: but it is not so above; 

There is no shuffling, there the action lies 

In its true nature, and we ourselves compelled 

Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults 

To give in evidence. What then? What rests? 

Try what repentence can: what can it not? 

Yet what can it when one cannot repent? 

O wretched state ! O bosom black as death ! 

limed soul, that, struggling to be free, 

.Art more engaged! Help angels! make assay! 

Bow stubborn knees; and, heart with string of steel 

Be soft as sinews of the new born babe ! 

We may get our credits. 

Easy McMullan; No it is hard we know not peace. 
'Tis not alone our incompetence noble instructor. 
Nor our customary display of artistic obtuseness, 

Nor the frequent explosion of rapid thot; 

No, nor the occasional expression of honest effort. 

Nor the forced suppression of desired sleep 

Together with all manners, forms, shows of excellence 

Thou can denote us truly: These indeed are 

For they arc actions for which we are credited 

But we have thot within which passeth show 

These but the trapping and suits joy. 

And now good teachers 

Do not as some stern pedant ics do 

Show us the steep and thorny way to success. 

Whites, like a puffed and reckless libertine 

Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads 

And reckons not with his own philosophy. 

Who steals my outline, steals trash; 'tis something, not much; 
'Twas mine, 'tis ours and has been slave to many 

But he that from me my good lesson 

Robs me of that which greatly enriches him. 
And discredits me also. 

—Roy Risk, Class "C," 



^ropI|ESg of ii\c (Ulass "01" nnh ®(oo-gear Oirabiuttes 

JNE day while in Muncie where I was attending school I was walking 
down Jackson street; a strange experience happened to me. I met 
an inventor who had a marvelous machine that he called the Future- 
scope. I said to him in a joking way, "Let me see the future of my fellow 
classmates, fifteen years from now." He said, "Come up on Walnut street 
where I have my studio." I followed the stranger into a long hall, which 
led to a large room, well lighted. In here he had several apparatuses of this 
sort. I sat down in an easy rocking chair and he stationed the machine 
before me. He said, "Look into the peep hole of the machine and give me 
the name of the party desired." 

I replied slowly, "Marie Kirchner. ' He began to turn a crank and an 


elegantly dressed woman appeared and began singing beautifully. At first 
I thought this person must be Schumann-Heink, but upon looking closer 1 
recognized Marie. 

Next 1 asked for Gladys Watson, and at once a throng of women ap- 
peared led by a person whose face seemed familiar. When they drew near 
I at once recognized Gladys as the leader of a suffragette parade. 

I now recalled the name of Anna Vaughan. Then it seemed as though 
I could see the M. N. I. and could hear them praising their agriculture de- 
partment. The head of the department appeared and the face seemed fa- 
miliar although a number of years older. It proved to be Anna. 

1 now wished to see Jeanette Sutton. The^ scene that appeared was in 
a large city. A crowd of people were gathered in a circle. In the midst of 
this circle I recognized Jeanette demonstrating a patent hair pin. 

Lillian Randall and Louisa Carithers were now brought to my mind. 
First an island appeared before me. Then a band of people seemed to be in 
great triumphant over their leaders. When they drew nearer the leaders 
proved to be Lillian and Louisa. They were missionaries upon this island. 

I now wondered what occupation Clarence Beck was following and the 
Future-scope pictured him as the oratory teacher in the kindergarten at 

The next view was that of the M. N. I. chapel. The Dean of the Institute 
arose to read the announcements of the lost, strayed and stolen of the M. N. 
I. As the picture became clearer to my eye the Dean proved to be C. D. Fonts 
of the class of '14. 

One more was to be brought to mind, this was Lora Baker. The Future- 
scope pictured Lora as a designer of hats in Paris. 

Esther E. Thomas, Class "C" 


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I HE Y. M. C. A. which existed iit'teen years as an important factor in 
the splendid work of the Marion Normal College, was transplanted 
with the school and continues to exert its beneiicient influence at 
Muncie. Appealing, as it does to the religious and social nature, it has been 
a popular organization and has enjoyed the hearty co-operation and support 
of the faculty, management and student body. The aim of the association is 
service and it has cheerfully aided the new students in finding friends and 
congenial homes. Memljers of the faculty, and business and professional men 
of the city have kindly assisted in many weekly programs and have been a 
help and inspiration to the young men who are striving to prepare for life's 
duties. Participation in the Y. M. C. A. and its auxiliary, the Personal Work- 
ers League, has been the beginning of a broader and a riclier spiritual life for 
many members. The association is justly proud of the splendid room as- 
signed to it as a permanent home. 

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HE Young Women's Christian Association of the Muncie Normal Insti- 
tute has, in the main, prospered well since the beginning of the school 
year. Regardless of the fact that at times the number was small, the 
thread of interest was not broken but remained as a steady foundation to 
buijd up the membership with the next influx of students. 

We had a very noted guest during the month of April, Miss Pearson, 
who is Field Secretary over the territory of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wis- 
consin. She had a private meeting with the cabinet and there gave some very 
good ideas which are being carried out in the organization to a certain extent 
but will be of more use to the students of the coming year. She had charge 
of the regular weekly meeting one evening of her visit and gave a very im- 
pressive talk. 

The social part of the Y. W. C. A. is an important phase of the work. 
We stand for the development of the social standards as well as mental, 
religious and physical. 

With each beginning term, we with the kind assistance of our brother 
organization, the Y. M. C. A. have welcomed the new students by meeting the 
trains to avoid their inopportune visit to the Silverplate factory and by giv- 
ing them an informal reception. 

A program of music, readings, games and social conversation was pre- 
sented. The object of this was to get the new students acquainted that they 
might not become victims of that dreadful disease — homesickness. We believe 
then that our object was accomplished for each of them, found some other 
members of their "family" present in playing the family games. Our social 
service committee did some excellent work in furnishing the sick rooms with 

The lady members of the faculty have given us some very interesting 
talks on practical subjects. These series were presented in accordance with 
suggestions sent out by the State Board. 

The Oratory and Music Departments have favored the organization with 
special numbers quite frequently during the year which added much to the 
spirit of the meetings. 

The Y. W. C. A. will be represented at Geneva Lake convention and are 
preparing "stunts" to get the where-with-all to send them. We think we 
will have a good showing there but aspire to having a better one next year. 

The above forty-seven girls of the Y. W. (;. A. meinberhhip with their friends spent a 
few memorable hours picnicking at McCulloch Park, Saturday, June 6th. The above picture 
of smiling countenances gives a faint idea of the good time we had. The girlsj^ prepared a 
very delicious lunch for the affair and Mrs. .Johnston added a "grand surprise" by present- 
ing some lucious strawberries served with ice cream. 


^^J^icultural iB apartment 

HE importance of Agriculture as a subject in the school curriculum 
has been emphasized by the action of the State Board of Education, 
and the State Assembly, in requiring the teaching of Agriculture as 
a regular subject in the schools of Indiana. 

In order that teachers may prepare to meet the demands thus made upon 
them, the Normal schools are offering courses in the Science of Agriculture. 
The Muncie Normal Institute has placed herself in the very first rank in this 
work. Agriculture has been taught at all times in connection with other 
courses, but on September 1(5, 11)13, the Agriculture courses were organized 
into a department. 

This department otters a two-year course, twenty-four credits above 
high school. The course includes: Soils and Fertilizers, Crops and Crop 
Growing, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Dairying and Poultry The degree 
of Bachelor of Agricultural Education will be conferred upon students com- 
I)leting this work. 

In order that the sludy of Agriculture may be a combination of theory 
and practice in the Muncie Normal Institute, instead of theory vs. practice, 
the Institution has large experimental plots where all theories are carefully 
worked out. At the present time over one hundred and twenty experiments 
are being tried out under actual farm conditions. 

Through the untiring etl'orts of our instructor. Prof. C. L. Quear, the 
agriculture students have secured the privilege of the use of the Shick Dairy 
F"arm, adjoining the college campus. This is one of the most up-to-date dairy 
farms in Indiana, having a herd of near half a hundred excellent .Jersey and 
Holstein cows; and all modern e<|uipment for feeding and stabling the ani- 
mals. An excellent opportunity is thus given the students to get first hand 
information concerning dairy characteristics and the methods employed on a 
practical dairy farm where business is on a paying basis. 

In co-operation with the work in Animal Husbandry are Drs. (). L. Boor 
and C. C. Dobson, proprietors of the leading veterinary hospital in the city. 
Demonstrations are given by these men that are of infinite value to the 
students who are teachers. 

In addition to the two-year course a very excellent short course has been 
organized for advanced students, those taking Class C or higher work. This 
course is an eighteen weeks course and gives the students a good working 
knowledge of the subject. The credits secured in this work can be applied 
as a science credit on any course in the college. 

The proper study of soils, fertilizers and feeds requires the api)lication 
of the science of elementary chemistry, so a course in Agriculture Chemistry 
was organized April 4, 1914. This is a very valuable adjunct to the Agricul- 
ture Department, as it provides for the needs of students along that line. 

Another interesting and important phase of the course is the work in 
Taxionomy, under the direction of Prof. (Calvin. The purpose of the course 
is to ac(|uaint students with the life history of the many weeds found in our 
state and presenting the most effective methods of combating harmful plants. 
By the close of such a term's work the student is prepared to classify and 
catalogue almost any plant growing in the state. The purpose of all these 


dilTerent phases of the work is to lighten the labors of the farmer and place 
his work upon a scientitic basis. 

Another valuable adjunct to the Agriculture work is the course in 
Concrete Construction, under the supervision of Prof. Steward. The Agri- 
culture Depai'tnient, awake to the coming importance of concrete as a building 
material, and realizing its importance as a school subject because of its ap- 
plication to the lives of the pupils, and also on account of the fact that nec- 
essary apparatus is very inexpensive, has introduced the course, so that 
teachers may become ac(|uainted with the fundamental principles of concrete 
construction. This action on the part of the management has been highly 
complimented by state officials. 

The work begins with a study of Ihe chemical properties of lime and 
cement, and is followed with experiments in the actual mixing of mortar, 
testing out the efficiency of mortar of various proportions. This is followed 
by the construction of various farm utilities as fence posts, watering troughs, 
well curbs, etc. 

Since the organization of these courses over four hundred and lifty stu- 
dents, representing almost every state in the Union, have availed themselves 
of the opportunity to do work where all modern facilities are provided, and 
where the work is under the direction of skilled instructors. 

The department is well provided with apparatus and equipment. It has 
a collection of agriculture specimens, once considered the best in the United 
States. The department has access to all the apparatus of the veterinary 
hospital and also that of the Shick Dairy Farm. 

Room 39 is equipped for Crops and Horticulture work; Room 41 is fitted 
for Chemical work; and Room 40 for Lecture work. Each of these rooms is 
equipped to the best advantage possible for Normal school work. 

W^t pfmttan of ©omorroiu 

N the beginning woman was created man's helpmate, but if she is not 
in thorough sympattiy with his work, in accord to his movements, 

does not possess a clear understanding of his aims, can she be a true 

helper in any sense of the word? 

Her mission is not perverted, but elevated to a higher plane when she 
is able to appreciate the details of her husband's mission. 

The farmer's wife, who knows nothing of the composition of soil, the 
rotation of crops, the propagation of plants, climatic influences, drainage, 
tillage and the conservation of farm crops, forces her husband to seek a 
sympathetic listener at the country store. 

A woman, who purposes to live on a farm should endeavor to render 
herself thoroughly familiar with the fundamentals of farm life, and bring 
up her daughter with an intimate knowledge of the subject. The study of 
agriculture should be added to the curriculum of every high school, college 
or university, and a certain amount of experiment or demonstrative work 
required. Even in large towns pupils may be taught the selection of seed 
corn, the time for planting, gathering, etc.; how long certain seeds retain 
their power of germination; wlien beans, potatoes, etc., should be cultivated 
and how ripe the grain should be before the binder goes into the field. 
Verily "we seek too high for things close by and lose what nature found us." 

The very ground beneath our feet is rich in possibilities and every foot 
of it may be utilized to a good purpose. 

The dominant note in the new education is industrial, and the farm is 
the basis of all the industries. 

Every century is a rejection of the preceding century with here and 
there an added light. Manual Training, Domestic Science and Agriculture 
are gaining recognition as the essentials in the training of our sons and 

The idle aristocracy is rapidly being displaced by the useful men and 
women of the day; or they are converts of the principle which teaches "get 
busy or get out of the way for someone else who might fill your place more 

If the women everywhere — especially in Indiana, a state of wonderful 
resources — will add a knowledge of elementary agriculture to their list of 
attainments, they will find more happiness and congeniality disseminated at 
their own fireside and, when they are driven hence by force of circumstances, 
they may command salaries on par with men. 

Unceasing toil is the price of success in every undertaking. It never 
comes by the gift route. First fit yourself to meet the requirements of a 
position, and the position — with its accompanying benefits — will be yours. 

The woman who frets over the monotony of farm life, who does not see 
the mystery in the upspringing green shoot (bearing on its head the discarded 
shell of the seed) or the beauty in the unfolding leaves with their crown of 
fragrant blossoms, or fails to drink in the intoxicating sweetness of the 
clover fields loses incalculably more than she realizes. You ask how all 
girls may have special training in agriculture, as well as domestic science? 

Persuade parsimonious courts to appropriate money to this end, or 
influence voters to increase the rate of taxation. The girls and boys too, 
need all the aid available to make the farm attractive after it has been made 
tolerable by improved conditions. 

Get busy! The men and women who are passive are negative factors in 
every revolutionary field. 

The twentieth century is witnessing a revolution in domestic science. 
Ere its close the hired help problem will be relegated to the past with other 
nightmares; for knowledge is power and when our girls solve these home- 
making problems their vexations will cease. 




^caclmtq nf ^grirulture 

I HE most striking feature of American Agriculture has been that an 
abundance of fertile land has encouraged extensive methods of farm- 
ing. From the fertile soil of new fields, large crops have been raised 
with little or no attempt to renew or enrich the soil. When fields were no 
longer productive new land was taken and the process repeated, but the time 
has come when such methods are no longer expedient. New lands are not to 
be had and the problem of restoring and maintaining soil fertility is a most 
vital issue before the American people. 

For a long time the teaching of Agriculture was regarded with somewhat 
of doubt and derision by the practical farmer. But our Farmers Short 
Courses and the work of the various schools have brought him to a realization 
of the fact that he can listen with profit to the advice of practical, scientific 

But aside from all this practical application of this science, the interest 
in the teaching of agriculture, in our public schools, is but a part of a much 
larger question, — the movement for teaching by means of things that have 
come within the students' experience. Laboratory work and all manual work 
are but a part of the same movement. The primary purpose of teaching 
agriculture is not to make farmers; it is a human-interest subject. The 
underlying reason why such teaching is desirable is because it brings the 
schools in touch with the home life — the daily life of the community. A 
large part of our teaching has had no relation whatever to our daily lives. 

To those who are not familiar with the nature of agriculture it may seem 
like a trade subject; but it is not primarily a trade subject. Only about half 
of our population is engaged in agriculture work; but the interest in agricul- 
ture includes nearly all the population. A very large part of our city popu- 
lation, particularly of the larger cities, is coming to take the keenest interest 
in agricultural questions. Nearly every one is interested in growing plants 
and animals, and there are some fundamental principles of this growi;h that 
every boy and girl should have an opportunity to learn, if they so desire — 
not that they may become farmers or farmers' wives, but for the educational 
training and intelligent interest in life that this knowledge brings. This 
training is often as desirable for those who live in cities as for those who are 
to live on farms. We can never wholly separate our interests from the soil 
on which we walk, and the plants and animals on which our lives depend. 

It is not desirable that a teacher try to make farmers of farmers' sons, or 
lawyers of lawyers' sons. The thing that distinguishes America from the 
old world is the mobility of its society. Each man may do what he likes, 
and become what his energy will make him. While it is not desirable to 
try to make farmers, it does seem desirable to stop unmaking them. 

The present trend of a majority of our education is cityward. We have 
been living in a city-making epoch. The bright farm boy, as he attended 
the village high school, has been taught much that would naturally interest 
him in city occupations. The teacher has become interested in him, and has 


encouraged him to "make something of himself." This usually means that 
he becomes a lawyer, a doctor, or perhaps an engineer. The nature of his 
books, the advice of his friends has been such as to lead him to believe that 
these are the lines in which mental ability will bring the greatest returns. If 
he did become a farmer, he frequently felt that by doing so he lost his real 
opportunities. In the past this may have been so; but today the law, medicine 
and the ministry are not the only learned professions. The practice of agri- 
culture now offers as wide a field for scientific study as is offered by the 
practice of medicine. 

The teaching of agriculture will make better farmers who will make 
more money. It will lead more boys to choose farming as a profession, 
because it will open up a field for intellectual life whose existence they never 
suspected. But the great reason for this work is that it is one of the best 
means of training a student's mind; and it is one of the best means because 
it studies the things that come within his experience, the things with which 
and bv which he lives. 


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"One day just as night was falling in 
the back yard stood a woman holding 
a child by south end, of the house." 
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"Her brother was killed many years 
before, when a cow kicked him, just 
north of the corncrib." 

"He died shortly after, the train liav- 
ing struck him somewhere between the 
round house and the depot." 

There arc cases in court. 
There are cases of beer. 
But the worst of all cases 
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Ray \\niite and his girl had just ar- 
rived in town and were sitting in the 
Ijuggy watching the immense crowds 
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Ray's girl said, "My. but that pop- 
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"That's right," replied Ray, "I'll drive 
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"In battle or business, whatever the game. 

In law or love it is even the same; 

In the striiRglc for power or the scramble for 

Let this be your motto, 'Rely on yourself;" 
For whether the prize be a ribbon or throne. 
The victor is he who can go it alone." 

The shades of night had fallen on 
College Avenue and slowly a youth 
was making his way toward Gibson 
House. Slowly, but surely, he mount- 
ed the steps that led to the home of his 

Miss Dougherty met him at the 
door with joyous smile and they sat on 
the porch talking of the weather and 
other things. 

Presently young Harris dropped his 
hand into his pocket and produced a 
small s(|uare box. 

"I have a present for you," he began. 
"I don't know whether it will fit your 
linger or not, but — " 

"Oh, .John I" broke in the girl, "this 
is so sudden! Why I never dreamed — " 

But just then .lohn i)roduced the gift 
— a silver Ihimble. And the atmosphere 

suddenly became cooler on the porch. 

The pony is my helper, I shall not 
Hunk. He maketh me to sit in my seat. 
He leadelh me in the path of smart 
boys and girls, for my grades sake. 
Yea, though I walk through the valley 
of hard exams., I will fear no Prof, for 
Ihou art in my pocket. Thou annoint- 
est my head with praise, my grade run- 
eth high. Surely honor, and good 
grades shall follow me all the days of 
my life for I will ride on the back of 
my i)ony forever. — Denzel Stewart. 

lilanche is a good girl 

IJIanche is a dandy. 
She likes to kiss the boys 

And eat up all their candy. 

lUitli is young but everyone 
On lier tries to make a mash. 

Kvery da.v after school 
Ralph and .Arthur take a stroll 
And what are they looking for 
Nnlhin.g more than a |)retty girl. 

* * » 

Grace's shyness must be overlooked, 
Kspecially among a crowd. 
Hut if you see her and her lad alone 
You'd certainly be surprised. 


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The old adage reads: "Save some- 
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The Muncie Savings & Loan Co. 

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the inevitable "rainy day." 

.Money left with us draws good 
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Nellie Harns: "Oh, I wish, oh, I 
wish I was in the arms of Gaston. No- 
hody loves a FAT MAN." 

Don't be a knocker; forget your woes 
and see the things through the other 
man's eyes. Be a lifter, not a leaver, 
and smile — smile — smile. The man who 
is wanted in the professional world is 
the man with a sense of humor and a 

Teacher — Walter, where do you feel 

^^'alter — On my way to school. 

Dilts (in History)— He was killed, 
and that was the last of him. 
• » * 

Prof. James — Hogan you ask me a 

Hogan — Yes, sir, what was it? 

Denzel Stewart (at class picnic) — I 
like to eat chicken all right, if I just 
don't get my ears so mussy. 

Bell Brothers 

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criminating musicians, and are sold wher- 
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imi)rovements not found in other pianos. 
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Mrs. Bart (in U, S. History class) — Name the members of Wasliington's 
Cabinet ? 

They were named ending with JetTerson, Jay, Randolpli. 
Lewis Reed — No, he never Ranned-off. 

Geom. Teacher (explaining commensurable and uncommensurable quan- 
tities in Geom. II.) — Now, pupils, for instance, I have twenty-one quarts and 
two feet, you know that feet cannot go into quarts. 

C. H. — No, but feet can go into bushels. 

I was alarmed last night — L. E. Burton. 

Fred was discussing the basketball team, of which he was a member, 
and said to the girl: "You know Barefoot? Well, he's going to be our best 
man before long." 

"Oh, Fred I" she cried, "what a nice way to propose I" 

A goat ate all our other .Jokes. 

And then began to run; 
"I cannot stop," he softly said, 

"I am so full of fun." — Kx. 

The Burton orchestra consists of a trombone, a piano, a cornet and a 
violin. — Prof. Gast. 

Dora Evans, in Geom. Class, after Prof. Boucher had finished a long 
explanation about a proposition: "Where do you get all that stuff?" 

Prof. — What are you doing; learning anything? 
Student — No, sir, listening to you. — Ex. 

Lines in Physics should remind us. 
We should strive to do our best. 

And departing leave behind us; 

Note books that will help the rest. 

Oh ! mother dear, said Willie, 
It's funny, don't you think 

That if we're made of dust. 

We don't get muddy when we drink 

What ever trouble Adam had. 
No man could make him sore, 

By saying when he told a jest, 
"I've heard that joke before !" 

The saucer into which the cup of 
misery overflowed. 

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A pair of spectacles to suit the eyes 
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What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and turn out as 
Roscoe Denzel Stewart? 

"Blow, blow thou wintry wind," you don't have anything on Fred Baker 
when it comes to that line of work. 

High School Microbe (who dyed the green carpet in the olfice) —Of what 
kind of a fish does Prof. Boucher remind you? 
Geometry Student — Shark. 
H. S. M.--Nope. 
Business Student — Starfish. 
H. S. M. — You're wrong again. It's a Sardine (Sour Dean.) 

Edgar Rogers bats his eyes like a toad in a hail storm since the "arrival." 
Surely he does not believe that a child can inherit i)aternal traits of character 
or his smile would vanish like a dream. It's a pity that his ears are not 
farther apart so that his smile could be broader. 

Latin Prof. — Don't you thinlv you had better turn the ]iage? ^'ou've 
alreadv translated eight lines on the next. — Ex. 

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THE above is the title of our Book of Instructions which is loaned to the staff of 
each publication for which we do the engraving. This book contains 164 pages, 
is profusely illustrated and covers every phase of the engraving question as it 
would interest the staff of a college or school publication. Full description and 
information as to how to obtain a copy sent to any one interested. 


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ln([uisitive Merchant — Mr. Arnold, have you bought your spring suit yet? 
Homer — Yes, I bought it yesterday. 
I. M.— What kind did you buy? 
H. A. Why, B-V-D's, of course. 


First Morning: "The Dying Poet." 
Second Morning: "The Dead Poet." 
Third Morning: "What Killed the Poet." 


These Annual stunts are such a hoie. 

With all their pictured groups and sucli. 
One needs must cut his hair once more. 

In sooth it frets and peeves nic niucli. 


W'dodnian, cut that tree 

Spare not a single bough. 
In youth I carved a lady's name. 

But she loves another now. TRIPPING DOWN THE CHUTE 


One morning last winter our worthy instructor in music was coming 
from town when the wind blew his hat into the river. This would not have 
been so bad had not the fellow who found it looked on the inside and saw 
the i)rice mark. 


Prof. Quear, telling of horse judging class: "Now, there will be an army 
officer there. He should be able to tell a good calvary (meaning cavalry) 
horse when he sees one." 

Prof. Quear — Miss Vaughn, how is a good way to keep hogs in a pen 
which has large holes in the fence? 

Anna--ln our county they just tie knots in their tails. 


Prof. Pearce — Why is it, Mr. Lambert, that the bums that do happen to 
join the army never get shot? 

Bob — They quit when they are only half-shot. 


Miss Strauch — Virginia, what is pasteurized milk? 

^Mrginia Sauers — I don't know unless it comes from paslure-fed cows. 

Miss S.— That's right. 

Prof. Pearce in Chapel: "If life is rough it is the liver's fault." (Now, 
you know that when Life is rough he has liver complaint.) 

Prof. Clark — Why does Powell wear a high collar? 

The Philosopher — He thinks a high collar will hide a rough neck. 

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our customers they receive full value for their money. 

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Arbor Vitac 3 

Entrance 4 

Dedication 5 

College Joys 6 

College Building 7 

Chronological Reflections 8 

Poem to M. N. 1 9 

Officers 10 

Faculty 10-18 

Calendar 19 

Editor and Business Manager 20 

Editorial Stafl' 21 

Poem, "Children of the Father" 22 

College Class 23 

KIssay, "Stars and Stripes" 25 

Classic 27-36 

Scientifics 37-48 

Oratory 49-60 

Triumph No. 1 61-62 

Commercial 63-74 

Home Economics 75-96 

Industrial 97-105 

High School 106-121 

Music 122-132 

Art 133-136 

A, B, C and Two-Year 137-149 

Miscellaneous 150 

Penmanship 151-153 

Y. M. C. A 154 

Y. \V. C. A 155-156 

Agriculture 157-166 

Athletics 167 

Jokes and Advertising 171 


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