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From The Presidency 

dja UST to the extent that a family, school or church, or any other 
institution is governed by the revealed will of God, adopted by 
common consent, it is Theo-Democracy, a form of government in 
which there is co-operation of Divinity and humanity, where 

"God goes ahead and lights the way 

For man to go that's best, 
Thus making opportunity, 

And man then does the rest." 

Some one has spoken of our school as a Religio-Republic. The name 
is appropriately expressive of the spirit accompanying our free will mass 
movement, and it is quite descriptive of the organizations through which 
individual patriotism and institutional provision and protection combine in 
making the most of the best in both. 

We have heard and tried to heed the call of the new era — service, 
service, service! 

Happily we have been preparing to pioneer the new social world where 
individuals shall compete in helpfulness, and nations shall grasp the sword of 
truth sheathed in these words, "He that would be greatest of all, let him be 
servant of all." 

We have learned to know and feel that the heart pulsing with the 
richest blood is the one that throbs with greatest anxiety for others ; that the 
head that plans the happiness of "the other fellow" is the one to wear the 
signet ring of power. 

A selfish service is at best uncommendable, but self-service is indis- 
pensable; it is a prerequisite to altruistic service. Service-sentiment without 
the power to serve is a dream rope in a phantom hand. Efficiency then is the 
fundamental consideration in service. In its perfection service consists of 
three elements : First, efficiency for service ; second, willingness to render 
service ; third, enjoyment of service. 

Making for efficiency is the chief function of a school. The very atti- 
tude to serve, is in the main, dependent upon a consciousness of efficiency in 
the direction of service. As to the love of service, it is quite beyond the 
direct reach of the individual. It must come through success, and success 
must come through efficiency. 

The great call then is self-service as preparedness for social service. 
"He who will not be self-helpful, cannot be helpful to others, as he who cannot 
to himself be true, cannot be true to any man." 

Our slogan first must be: Efficiency. Physical, intellectual, ethical, 
and spiritual efficiency; through it alone is drudgery changed into work, and 
servitude transmuted into service. 

Efficiency lies at the foundation of being the best, doing the best, and 
loving best. 






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( Richard W. Young and Willard Young missing from group) 




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The B. Y. U. Lyceum Course 

HE Lyceum Course of the Brigham Young University is the 
oldest in the state, having been in continuous service for 
nearly twenty years, under the direction of Prof. John C. 
Swenson. Scores of distinguished men from all parts of the 
world have appeared on its platform. This year twelve numbers have 
been given. Probably the most important was the series of five lectures 
of "War in Europe," by Dr. H. H. Powers of Boston. Among other 
important numbers this year have been Dr. David Starr Jordan, Chan- 
cellor of Stanford University ; Mr. Ralph Parlette, Editor of the Lyceum 
Magazine, on "The University of Hard Knocks;" Dr. A. E. Wiggam, of 
Chicago, on "Heredity;" Mr. Arthur Kachel of the Powers School of 
Oratory, Boston; the William Owens Company, presenting "The Servant 
in the House," and the Royal Gwent Welsh singers. 






College Song 

All hail the College that we love! 

At the throne, the throne of wisdom's sway, 
Oh let us lift our songs above 

The thronging multitudes today. 
No pride of riches here may sue; 

The head, the heart, the hand, 
United must be true — 
Be true to thee, our White and Blue, 

When they join our happy band. 

Then cheer anew for the B. Y. U. 

We've come to work, to live, to do; 
We'll raise the standard — bear it through; 

Our hearts are true to the B. Y. U. 

There is no emblem half so sweet 

As our colors, colors pure and true; 
There is no banner that we greet, 

Like thee, our dear old White and Blue. 
No youth its beauty ere denies; 

Such thought no maid allows, 
For blue is in her eyes — 

For blue is in her bonnie eyes, 
And of white her thoughtful brow. 

— Annie Pike Greenwood 


Associated Collegians 

"Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And 
whoso ver will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the 
Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister." 

The Associated Collegians has a larger enrollment this year than ever 
before. This means that the influence of our College is spreading, and draw- 
ing more students within its portals. 

The college affects the lives of those who enter in varying degrees ; it 
cannot do more for individual members than they will permit it to do. It 
follows, therefore, that the attitude of a student to his environments condi- 
tions his progress intellectually, morally and socially. 

The Associated Collegians constitutes really the student body of the 
college. Its perspective is the future. Its members are preparing to meet 
the social demands of the world ; in other words, shaping their ideals to serve 
unselfishly their fellow-men. 

Christ taught the first great lessons of service. Of these teachings His 
life is an example. 

The world today is filled with tumult and treachery. The Christian 
spirit of brotherly love and service is forgotten and each man strives to over- 
come his neighbor. There is surely room for missionary service. 

To the keen intellect, the strong in character, ideals of service are the 
divine complement of character. 

Aid that is unselfishly given, good that is done for the love of doing it, 
labor in which the sacrifice is greater than the reward, and plans in which 
the welfare of others is the predominating thought — these ideals constitute 
the very woof and web of Associated Collegian ideals. 


A Word From The Seniors 

O THE B. Y. U. faculty and to all others who have 
been instrumental in helping us to our present posi- 
tion we proffer a unanimous vote of thanks. 
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Our education, of course, is not yet completed. It is only 
begun. Just time enough now for three hip hurrahs for the 
Seniors and then on the march again. We are going to make 
our purchases hereafter from the Department Store of Prac- 
tical Life ; we must learn its rules and regulations in order that 
we may purchase wisely and profit by experience. 

Our school has provided us with the mental tonic and the 
physical stimulus. We ourselves must provide the personal 
<rrit and the efficient nerve. It takes these ingredients to make 

Fall into line, undergraduates and everybody else; throw 
away your lotus pipes and fall into line. Step high and fast, cheer 
loud, not long — three cheers for education, then right about 
face and march. 


Pres. Senior Class 

"Fame and honor sometimes fall most fitly 
on those who least desire them." 


Domestic Science 
Social service officer 

"Who chooseth me shall get as much as 
he deserves." 

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Teaches German 

"He is a friend to everybody and every 
body is a friend to him." 


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Psychology and Philosophy 
Pres. of Collegians 

"My purse, my person, my extremest 
means lie all unlocked to your occasion." 

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Psychology and Philosophy 
Pres. "Y" Girls 

"A woman with all woman's ideals, am- 
bitions and sympathies." 

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Assistant Teacher 
Pres. of Student Body 

"When you know a thing, to hold that 
you know it; and when you do not know a 
thing, to allow that you do not know it; 
this is knowledge." 

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"If he be not in love with sumo woman, 
there is no believing in old signs." 


Vice-Pres. Student Body 

'A proper man this and thoughtful.'' 


'' "Instructed by the antiquary times, he 

trust, he is, he cannot but be wise." 





Business Mgr. of Sp. Banyan 

"No thoroughly occupied man was ever 
yet miserable." 

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Teaches in Dixie 

"His life is gentle, and the elements so 
mixed in him that nature might stand up and 
say to all the world; This is a man." 


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History and Government 

Debating Mgr. 

On debating team with Nevada 

"Great thoughts, like great deeds, need 
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Banyan Photographer 

Assistant Teacher 

"Will make as much out of life as one 
who stirs up more dust." 



Domestic Science 
Vice Pres. Collegians 
Social service member 

"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, and 
most doggonly smart." 






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Assistant Teacher 

"One who can look into a way-side pud- 
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Assistant teacher 

"Lend thy seHous hearing to what I shall 







"Away with him, away with him! He 
speaks Latin." 



"Undisturbed he persued the quiet tenor 
of his way." 







Sociology and Economics 

"There is more owing him than is paid, 
and more shall be paid him than he'll de- 


Foreign Languages 

Editor White and Blue first semester 

At Columbina University 

"Thou cans't not but be a diligent fol- 
lower of mine." 

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Teaches School 

"1 feel within me a peace above all earthly 
dignities, a still and quiet conscience." 





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The Voice of the Sundial 

The gay who would be counted wise, think all delight in pastime lies. 

Nor heed they what the wise condemn, whilst they pass time, time passes them. 

In His own image the Creator made, 
His own pure sunbeam quickened thee — O man! 
Thou breathing Dial! Since thy name began 
The present hour was ever marked by shade. 

See the little day-star moving 
Life and time are worth improving 
Seize the moments, while they stay; 
Seize and use them 
Lest you lose them 
And lament the wasted day. 

Time was, is past; thou canst not it recall: 
Time is, thou hast; employ the portion small: 
Time future is not; and may never be: 
Time present is the only time for thee. 

Thou by the dial's shady stealth mayst know 
Time's thievish progress to eternity. 

It is later than you think. 

Make the passing shadow serve thy will. 

Time wasted is existence, — Time used is life. 

Time's a hand's breath: 'Tis a tale: 'Tis a vessell under sail: 
'Tis an eagle in its way, darting down upon its prey: 
'Tis an arrow in its flight, mocking the pursuing sight. 

The hour thou readest now on me will never more be offered thee: 
If thou tak'st heed wise thou wilt be. 

This is thy fortunate hour. 

You may waste but cannot stop me. 
United in time, parted in time, to be reunited, when time shall be no more. 
Be gone about your business. I stay for no man. 
Let others tell of storms and showers, I'll only count your sunny hours. 





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^E live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, 
not breaths; 
In feelings, not in figures on a dial. 
We should count time by heart 
throbs ; he most lives 
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best, 
And he whose heart beats quickest, lives the 

longest ; 
Lives in one hour more than in years do some 
Whose fat blood sleeps as it slides along their 

Life is but a means unto an end ; that end, 
Beginning, mean, and end to all things — God." 

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The Junior Prom 

i O the junior class must be conceded the honor of 
presenting the most elaborate social event of the 
school year. The Prom, given on the night of 
December seventeenth at the Ladies' Gymnasium, 
closed the celebration of the Whitecotton Carnival 
with brilliancy. The decorations were characteristic of the 
holiday festivals. A complete ceiling of streaming red almost 
bewildered the eye and fascinated the dancer. Baskets of poin- 
settias and trailing ivy deadened the flare of the lowered lights. 
From a booth banked with evergreen and flowers, Spanish 
flower-girls sold rosebuds and violets; from a second, punch 
and wafers were served; and from a third, hand-painted pro- 
grams were presented to the dancers. The promenade was led 
by Mary Ezma, Queen of the Carnival, and Fayette Stevens, 
President of the Student Body. The prevailing attitude of the 
entertainment was one of democracy. It was not a formal 
affair. Special invitations were issued only to the Board, the 
Presidency, the Faculty as a whole, and each class. 



The Sophomores 

ggj^HE Sophomores of 1915 and 1916 have been the 
recipients of many gifts from their Alma Mater. 
We have received an intellectual and social heritage 
which will enable us to meet the world with a smile. 
But our greatest heritage is our faith in God and 
man. Our two years of college life have been 
marked by a rapid growth which bespeaks earnest- 
ness, steadfastness, and purposeful thinking. 

We are bound together by a common ambition 
which impels us to look forward to future years in 
this school where we will continue to gather the 
choicest fruits from the trees of knowledge. 

We hope to — 

"Dream and not make dreams our master, 
To think and not make thoughts our aim, 

To meet with Triumph or Disaster 

And treat these two impostors just the same. 





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In College Hall on Valen- 
tine's day, 
When not a Soph at home 
might stay, 
The cupies came and there did find us, 
With Abe so tall to just remind us. 
The dance that, caused others to look dim, 
Was given that night in the Ladies' Gym. 
The hall, entrancing work of art*. 
Was bedecked with every size of heart*. 
The dancers seemed to take their cue, 
And it* effected not* a few. 
If you don't* believe this, just look 'round, 
For on every shady walk is found 
Students who should be in classes, 
Shyly stepping out* with lasses. 
Pray do not* think we did amiss, 
For such things end in perfect bliss. 
So never mind whate'er 

Just lay it to the Sopho- 
more Ball. 

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H those peppery, pleasant, peaceful, particular, peculiar, pre- 
tentious Freshmen. What would the school have done 
without them? Why the first month of school when the 
Freshies wore green peppers tears (of appreciation) were in 
everyone's eyes. The bonfire party was the first of a series 
of class parties, each one better than the last, till the treasurer reported 
our financial condition, as seven dollars less than nothing. Still we have 
never withered and at the last great, green Freshie Ball on St. Patrick's 
day, every college student was a Freshie, for everyone wore green. Even 
Jim G. forgot his dignity and smiled a real three-quarter smile ; while Ray 
Freck wore a green tie which made his eyes a beautiful shade. 

The Freshies have made a wonderful showing in all school activ- 
ities, especially at the barbecue and the circus. Oh, many is the time 
when the Seniors have been "green with envy," the Juniors sad, and the 
Sophomores gloomy, all because the Freshies had the "Pep." 

The Freshie edition of the White and Blue was one of the best 
issues of the year, at least it was most restful on the eyes, as it was green 
from cover to ink. 

Now a class which has done so many big things must have some 
big people back of it. Well, the Freshies have had Annie Atkin, but for 
real live ones they had Hilton who dreams of future greatness, Cooper 
and Holt, examples of fidelity, and Oliver who helped our basket ball 
team to claim the championship. Now this is a secret, we've even been 
afflicted with a Boyle, but, with the boys let us say, "Sweet is the use of 
adversity, when it comes in the form of a Boyle." We at times have been 
Moody over Marvin's flirtations and Pierpont's dancing of the Charlie 
Chaplin, but never have we had cause to worry over our Gardners or 
Robertsons. We as Freshies all like Beans, especially a reddish brown 
Bean, of the species Eveline ; we also have highest esteem for our Huffs 
and Thomases, while Larson has gained our admiration in high jumps 
and Ardell Harmon in dramatics has made us proud, oh, exceedingly so. 
And each Freshie member has gained so much from all other students 
that he hopes that this year is just a beginning of the voyage in our great 
school ship that leads, and has led, so many to a better harbor. 








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High School 

HE High School of the Brigham Young University is a work- 
shop wherein students are prepared for entrance into the 
Church Teachers' College. Needless to say, its ideals are 
the same as those of the College: cleanliness; progressive- 
ness; efficiency. 

The High School faculty has long recognized and provided for the 
fact that a good citizen needs to know something about a great number 
of things, and so the required courses are such as will meet the needs of 
all types of students. Yet, at the same time, there is such a variety of 
elective courses that any peculiar individuality may assert and develop 

As a social unit the High School is completely organized, and has its 
equitable representation in all activites of the Student Body. 

Contests between the High School and College are engaged in at 
different times during the year, sometimes the one being successful, some- 
times the other. 

Many High School men are permitted to serve on the teams which 
represent the school in inter-collegiate sport, and to share in any honors 

And so it may be seen that the students who attend the High School 
of the Brigham Young University have unexcelled opportunities for 
advancement and expression. They have, in fact, all of the good things 
enjoyed by the average college student plus one other and very essential 
privilege ; that of studying and testing intellectually their religion. 

If there is a needed element in the compound called a thorough 
education it is that of spirituality, and in this school it is the business of 
the faculty to have the life of the student permeated by frequent sober 
reflections upon the more persistent values of school and home activity. 

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jf ourtf) gears; 

We are graduating, but we are not giving 
up student life. Whether we return to school 
or engage in other work in some community, 
we shall still be experimenters. We have a 
philosophy; it is Pragmatism. We have a 
method; it is to test, to try, to verify in experi- 
ence, before final acceptance. We are going 
on up. 

Good-bye High school — Good morning 
College. If persistent effort, intelligent atten- 
tion and absolute honesty are of any worth, as 
we believe they are, perhaps you will see us 
through the medium of the Banyan three or 
four years from now. We may be wearing 
caps and gowns then. Think so? 



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The Class of '17 

! N the beginning, the Third Years organized, and there was 
gladness over the faces of those of the class, for they had set 
out to "Try, Trust, and Triumph." And they said, "Let 
there be good class colors." . And they chose the White and 
Purple, and made banners fair to behold. 

And they said again, "Let there be a victory without delay." . And 
there was a victory: they won a pennant for excellence in marching to 
Maple Flat on Founder's Day. 

Then they said, "Let there be a great dance." And they gave a 
dance, and it was great; and it has never yet been outdone. 

And again they said, "Let there be basket ball games won." And a 
team was formed, with Keeler as leader; and it went forth to do battle 
unto other teams. Yea, and many and great were its victories. 

And they said, "Let there be class socials and parties." And such 
there were, that should never be forgotten; and the rest of the school 
stood still and marveled at the success of the Seventeens. 

For whatsoever they said, "Let it be so," behold, it was so; and 
many great and beautiful things came to pass, insomuch that they have 
won great fame and prestige; and it is said of them, that as the Third 
Years, "There never was such another class." 

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48 H. S. Innings 

g^"fg ERSEVERANCE conquers all." We chose 
this motto in the fall, and we've lived up to 
%* it, you'll think when we events together 
link. For leader we picked, 'twas no sur- 
prise, Wallace, the great, the good, the 
wise. Under his guidance with glory we 
won the Thanksgiving Cross Country Run. 
Then we did to the turkey trot, and there 
we all ate such a lot it seemed that every- 
one would burst, if the worst came to the 
worst. We're High School "Champs" in 
basket ball, though the pennant was won 
by the Freshies tall. This year we nearly 
reached the top; next year we'll get there 
'fore we stop. In wrestling we were simply 
great, but one team was greater; such is 
fate. Almost-but-not-quite seems our 
motto this spring. So come to our ranks, 
step in with a swing, and help us out with 
your lungs and brass. Join in the chorus, 
"This is the class." 


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The Fir& Years 



SHEN us kids first come thru them big doors, we felt like— well 
them whats ben thru it knows how we felt. Every time the 
other students looked at us we felt like the mere dust; just like 
going out of sight to stay ; but it didn't take us long to get used 
ta things, and we started to work in earnest. We begun by 
electin our class officers. There wuz Mr. Dalton, our P"sident, 
who give us a speech the first day, what we never forgot. Miss Spanord, 
the vice president didn't amount ta much in size, but she sure knowed how 
ta talk all right. Then Woolsy come next. He didn't like nothing we done 
so he sit and chewed gum. Our secretary. Miss Huish, wuz always on the 
spot when needed, and our White and Blue representative kept things goin 

Then come that First party. Johnson and Allerton had us settin' in a 
row tellin' us fairy stories; but we didn't like it so we broke loose und 1 had a 
glorious time. We had punch und cake, then we had wood-berries (Wood & 
Berry) ta serve, but us kids didn't lik'em cus they wuz so sour. 

Und say we've got some really smart kids in our class. One day in 
English when we wuz talkin' about high ideals, Mr. Snell asked Miss Hansen 
ta -ive her idea of a high ideal. She answered rather dreamy-like, Loran. 
Yes und in that same class we've got a military man. One day when nobody 
wuz looking I say Johnson's arm(y) steal around the Woods I don t know 
what he captured, 'cause I wuz afraid ta look any more. 

By the road, one day when everyone was interested in punctuation, 
heavenly strains of music wuz heard comin' thru the transom, und thinkin 
it must be angels, the class went an' peeked in at the door where it wuz comin 
from und to their astonishment, there wuz Wilson playing the piano, und 
Cheever an' Spafford singing' to the beautiful melody. They also got a 
lesson in punctuation. 

In our second election the president and vice president were re-elected ; 
but Velma Nuttal was elected second vice president, Verl Haws secretary 
and Violet Johnson, White and Blue representative. Sum of the kids thot 
they wuzn't good enough fer us so they joined other classes, but we didn t 
miss them. 

On "Y" day we v.-.'.z the cream of the whole thing. The way the boys 
flocked to our tables, showed how we were appreciated. 

Then came our Leap Year party. That wuz the best of all, 'cause the 
eirls did it It's natural for girls to do things better than boys. We had 
baskets with things in urn what wuz good ta eat. When it wuz time fer 
lunch the boys wuz awful good to the girls they liked best und they took em 
home too. 

This ain't all we done. This book couldn't hold all the interestin' 
things we know; but just wait till next year and you'll hear the First Years 
make a still louder noise. 






The Brigham Young University 

HE addition of 1220 handsome books from Judge J. W. White- 
cotton's private collection has centered interest on the library 
during the present year. About twenty years ago four shelves, a 

^ yard wide, bearing government documents, held our only prom- 

\Q^s=^^i ise of a library. I very much doubt if these shelves contained 
two hundred volumes, but what I do not doubt is the fact that there were not 
on them a single copy of Shakespeare. Today we have five standard editions 
of Shakespeare, as well as some other editions. Four of the standard editions 
have come to us as gifts. 

It is the purpose of this article to speak of special gifts to the library chat 
have brought to it not fewer than five hundred volumes. 

The first gift in this class was a gift of exactly five hundred books from 
the old public library of Provo City. From the standpoint of material v.hey 
are pretty choice books, but from the standpoint of the book-maker, about 
as bad as books can be. Of poor paper, with poor and crooked print, held 
together with a sort of black thumb tack. Nevertheless, in the days of our 
extreme poverty we were most grateful for this first gift. 

Our next gift, numbering as many as five hundred volumes, came as the 
receipt from a book concert. The music department furnished the program; 
the price of admission was one or more books. The several hund.ed books 
collected in this manner greatly enriched our theological library. 

Then came the supberb gift of 3,300 books from Mr. Frank Warren Smith. 
Nor was this all, for Mr. Smith's gift provides for six magazines annually, 
with a credit of $279.00 in the bank with which to repair the books and \.o 
provide for the continuance of the magazines. There are many valuable as 
well as some rare editions in the Frank Warren Smith collection. 

Yet, though the Frank Warren Smith library is the largest collection of 
books received through gift, the Whitecotton collection is, from a number 
of standpoints, quite the most valuable collection that the institution has yet 
obtained. This collection of books comes to the institution partly through 
gift from Judge J. W. Whitecotton and partly through purchase, the money 
having been contributed by friends. Practically every book in the collection 
will be of service to the students, apart from that fact it gives distinc- 
tion that it has never had before, for these books are quite unusual. Not 
only have we a number of rare books but we have a goodly number of most 
exquisite editions. 

Already the Brigham Young University library is put in a class by itself 
among the public libraries of the state. Only a piece of rare fortune can bring 
to any library such a collection of books as has come to the Brigham Young 
University library through the Whitecotton purchase. 

Alice Louise Reynolds. 



President Brimhall at Devotional 

gsstrs^ RESIDENT BRIMHALL has long been recognized as one of 

the best speakers in our state. A phase of his public speaking 

generally appreciated is his ability to make short addresses. It 

is these short addresses delivered at devotional exercises that 

have grown to be so vital a part of the student's life at the 

Brigham Young University. The president's addresses have 

seldom failed to win favor, not only from those who have been privileged 

thru a number of years to hear him constantly, but from the stranger within 

our gates, and the newcomer who has joined our ranks. 

I distinctly recall the comment of a member of our faculty, not of our 
faith, who said to me, "Never before have I listened to such excellent short 

Just a year ago when the president was in New York he was a speaker 
at the Memorial Service held for Professor Willard Langton, a teacher of 
Mathematics at Cooper Institute. The wife of a professor of Columbia 
University, who attended the service, and who passed thru Salt Lake last 
summer, made the most interested enquiries concerning him. She said that 
what he said, and the manner in which he said the things he had to say, made 
her wish that she might see more of him. She said he is undoubtedly a 
good man. 

Miss Abby Calesta Hall, niece of Edward Everett Hale, and our first 
training teacher, said to me after listening to a series of educational lectures 
delivered by President Brimhall during a summer school in St. George, "I 
have been reared in Boston and have heard pretty much everything that 
Boston offers. I confess that there is something about Professor Brimhall's 
voice and delivery that is not altogether pleasing to me, nevertheless, when I 
listen to him talk I think he is just about the best speaker to whom I have 
ever listened." 

Several years ago Professor Fred N. Scott, the noted English specialist, 
was one of the teachers at the Brigham Young University summer school. 
President Brimhall made several short addresses in his hearing. In an 
evening address Professor Scott was indicating the various ways in which 
persons become educated. He stated that the most usual way is by attend- 
ing college. However, said he, there are persons that no college can educate, 
while there are others who become educated without the aid of a college. 
The next day I drove with him into the canyon. Reference was made to that 
remark, to which he very promptly replied, "When I made that remark, I had 
President Brimhall in mind." 

Those of us who knew the first great teacher and were permitted to 
listen to his short addresses, and are now privileged to know this second great 
inspirer, feel that Karl G. Maeser did but speak the truth when only a few 
days before his death, in referring to President Brimhall, he said, 'My mantel 
has fallen upon him." 













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Church Normal and Training School 

Education is worth just the difference it makes in the activities of the individual 
who has been educated. — Strayer. 

- ^ UCH progress has been made in recent years in Elementary Edu- 
cation, because of a better understanding and a more sympa- 
thetic attitude toward children. Society demands a professional 
preparation of teachers for our Public School System, that this 
fe^feas^ss^ may be possible. 

The purposes of Normal Training are: (1) to help students appreciate 
educational theory by themselvse putting it into practice, and, (2) to train 
them in those practical adjustments which constitute effective teaching. 

The Training School of the Brigham Young University is a department 
of the Institution organized for the purpose of giving instruction in the 
principles and practice of teaching, especially designed for persons who are 
preparing to become teachers in Elementary Schools. 

It aims to develop habits of thought and action which will enable them 
to get along best with their fellows. It wishes them to learn to serve, to 
accept responsibility and to produce results socially valuable. 

The discipline emphasized in the school is that which governs outside life. 
This does away with the formal and disciplined marching in and out of the 
school room. Special periods are given to rhythm work in gymnasic train- 
ing, folk dancing and supervised play-ground activities. 

In the instruction of the children an insight is given into the evolution 
of Industrial Life. An effort is made at developing special aptitudes that will 
prepare students to fill later leisure profitably. 

The Department provides a dark room for the use of the Kodak Club, 
with proper lighting and electrical apparatus for developing and printing. It 
has a Clay Room furnishing the needed appliances for molding, including the 
Potter's Wheel. Besides the Work Shop fitted with benches and tools, a 
loom is conveniently furnished for Normal Students working in Correlated 
Arts. Prof. B. F. Larsen, at the head of this department, is recognized not 
only by our local educators, but by editors of Eastern papers, and professors 
of art work, outside our own state. The circus parade made by the Fourth 
grade under his direction received favorable comment at the Panama-Pacific 
Exposition, where it was placed on exhibition with the work of Utah schools. 
Other grades dramatized selections from Indian, Greek and Japanese history, 
making their own costumes and apparatus. 

The Music Department, directed by Prof. C. R. Johnson, is obtaining 
unusual results in sight reading and tone quality. The Grammar Grade 
Chorus presented the famous little operetta, "Hiawatha's Childhood," by 
Henry W. Longfellow and Bessie M. Whitely with great success. 

Under the able management of the supervisors, the Normal Department 
is meeting the anticipations of its founders and justifying its establishment. 
This is shown by its enormous increase in numbers. In the year 1913-14 there 
were enrolled in the Normal Training Department forty-six; in 1914-15, sev- 
enty-seven; in 1915-16, one hundred twenty. 





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A little acorn sent a shoot into the world of light, 
And charged it to grow always straight and make the heaven 
its goal. 

A miriad of gleaming stars to guide it through the night, 
'"Tis good to live and upward grow," sang the acorn's little 

But gloomy grew the forest ; cheerlesss, dim and dark the way, 
A little to the side seemed radiant, luminous and bright. 
The little shoot veered outwards, left the clear, straight upward 

And followed willfully the road that promised present light. 
The acorn shoot, disheartened, found this path to be too hard ; 
Sharp branches from the bigger trees hurt much, and blocked 
the way. 

So backward after many seasons slowly had gone by, 
It turned and sadly crept in shame back to the light of day. 
And when its life was ebbing, and its leaves had left it bare, 
In bitter loneliness it stood and thought with deep regret 
Of the wayward, thotless years of youth, so poorly, idly spent, 
And longed in vain to snatch them back, and live them o'er, and 

The long, hard struggle row was past, the oak was worn and old, 
In shame it drooped its aged head and died in anguish dumb. 
The crooked stick the sad brief history of the tree has told. 
Through suffering and repentance has the story to us come. 


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The Student Body 

0gE$ HE Brigham Young University student body is one 
of the most unique organizations of its kind in the 
world. It is made up almost entirely of young 
Latter-day Saints possessing what we should expect 
to find, Latter-day Saint attributes. A cleaner, 
more wholesome and enthusiastic body of young men and 
women cannot be found. The student body stands for manli- 
ness and womanliness in all its phases, be it mental, spiritual or 
physical. From the first year High School students to the 
Seniors all stand as one mighty support to their representatives 
in the various inter-collegiate activities. So famous has this 
support been that in Basket Ball, their major sport, the student 
body becomes a reckoning factor known as the "sixth man." 
All students are anxious to win and do win in the vast majority 
of instances, but their moral fiber forbids the employment of 
any underhanded methods. In fact, all think more of truth and 
fairness than of an outward victory. 

Another feature which no one will forget who has been 
associated with the student body, is its democratic spirit. Its 
freedom from castes, fraternities, and secret societies assures 
every member perfect equality in opportunity for social, spir- 
itual, and intellectual development. A thousand students, all 
meeting on a common basis of mutual respect, characterizes our 



Could the composite voice of the alumni of forty years but 
speak to their comrades who are now being cared for by their dear 
Alma Mater, how many would listen? 

After Forty Years 

How many would feel a bond of fraternal sympathy, should 
that voice call them brother, sister? 

How many would feel encouraged, should that voice tell them 
to live, to love, to labor? 

How many would feel grateful, should that voice tell them 
that the roots of the great Banyan are imbedded in the soil of divine 
truth — a fact verified by the cumulative experiences of these who 
have been under its branches, lo, these many years? 

Brother, Sister: your destiny is linked with ours. Wherein 
we have not succeeded, our shadow falls on you ; wherein you do not 
succeed, our hearts will be burdened with sadness. 

Our Alma Mater is known by her children. The excellence 
of her reputation is heard on every hand; the genuineness of her 
character, we know from personal experience. 

Future success will largely depend upon our co-operative 

A. 1 * 1 WJ 


Our Music Department 

^fr^T E pride ourselves on having the strongest music department in 
the State. Not only are we glad to recognize this fact, but 
we appreciate the effect it has on our lives as students. No 
one can listen to the music furnished each morning at our 
devotional exercises and not feel a determination to live today a little 
more completely in line with his ideals. 

To get the most out of school life we must be possessed by the right 
kind of attitudes. There is perhaps no single force that can place us in 
such attitudes as quickly and forcibly as good music. It would probably 
not be incorrect to say that our music is the band around our student 
body that makes our sixth man possible, or at least gives him such ex- 
ceptional vitality. 

Out of gratitude for what our music teachers and A 

students are doing for us, let us give them our support. ^ |^ » 









5-TIiusic Souctj Officer* s- 


UCH an organization as the Music Society has 
been known in this school only during the pres- 
ent school year, but we hope it will remain a 
permanent factor to foster this phase of our 
school curriculum. 

The organization was effected for the pur- 
pose of bringing together all persons who enjoy 
music and to make their lives richer and 
broader, in a musical sense, by studying the 
lives and works of the masters. 

There is an enrollment of forty-five students, 
twenty-two of whom are charter members. Any 
student who has one unit credit in the institu- 
tion, and who is musically inclined, may become 
a member. 




String Quartette 









Eliminating Waste 

HE most potent factors in education are the elimination of 
waste from our lives and the acquisition of the good and 
noble. To assist the students of the B. Y. U. in attaining this 
end, there has been organized by the students a Student 
Body Court, and in co-operation with this court, a Social Service Com- 

When waste is allowed to mix with ore, it cuts down its value, and 
requires expensive treatment to extract the valuable from the invaluable. 
For illustration, one ton of ore valued at thirty dollars will net, when 
refined, twenty-two dollars. Two tons of ore valued at fifteen dollars per 
ton, made so by adding waste to that valued at thirty dollars, will net five 
dollars per ton ; giving a net profit of twelve dollars if the ore is kept free 
from waste. 

We are all more or less prone to do those things which not only cut 
down our value but require severe treatment to rid ourselves of them. 
So if we would get the greatest net profit from our life values, both in a 
monetary sense and in the joy that comes from living a life free from 
alloy, they must be kept clean. 

The best time to sort out the waste is when it first gets into the ore. 
It is poor economy to wait until large amounts collect with the idea of 
throwing it out at once : it is sure to get into the crevices and bug holes, 
when it takes the utmost care, severest and most expensive treatment to 
get it out. 

The student Body Court and the Social Service Committee aim to 
help students eliminate such things from their lives as lead to inefficiency 
and unhappiness before they become chronic hindrances. 





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All of the designing and art work in this book has been done by the students of our 
art department. Without the part they play in the making of our book it would indeed 
be a cold and mechanical production. Most schools must obtain the services of artists 
from the outside, which, besides being a great expense, is something not of the school 
and hence of less value, in so far as a year book is a product of the school which it 
represents. We feel, therefore, that we owe our art teacher and students a debt of 
gratitude and wish to extend to them our heartiest appreciation for what they have 
done to make this year's Banyan a success. 





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German Club 

$ T IS significant that of all modern languages, German is the 
"<^J> only one taught in this school. We have five classes of 
^ enthusiastic students of der deutsche sprache. Perhaps the 
best feature of the year's work is that the students have not 
merely made a study of the language, but have become acquainted with 
the ideals and customs of the German people; have lived in a German 
atmosphere. This has been made possible through the organization of 
the German Club, composed of students of German, ex-German mission- 
aries and echte Deutsche. 

The different classes vieing with each other to entertain have made 
the Club's bi-weekly socials a decided success, and all have enjoyed das 
gemeutliche deutsche Leben. Ja scheiden tut weh, aber wiedersehen 
macht Freude. 

REAT things have small beginnings," a wise old gent once 
said. Granting this to be true, the "Fleur de Lis" certainly 
has a bright future before it. With a membership of only 
^rf@ nine students, it launched forth last October on a sea of un- 
certainty to accomplish what had not even been attempted for some years 
past. The "Fleur de Lis" was organized for the express purpose of fos- 
tering and developing the French language in the B. Y. U. Meetings 
have been held in the art gallery and at the homes of the various members 
this winter with very good success. Nous esperous que l'ocuvre prospera 
l'anue'e porchaine. Viva le France et l'ocuore francaise. 





3impanoqos In Winter 



W. H. C. 



B. Y. U. isms. 

The power to endure pain is the first step in education. W. K. C. 

The acknowledgment of our sins helps us to raise above them, but unlesswe are able 

to forget them we become a nuisance. 

The life that will endure is one that is lived in seeming discomfort. 

We trust take men as they are. 

God is God because He is the most educated being in the universe. 

The boy who smokes cigarettes needs not be anxious about his future, hetos none. 

I want no one's friendship, no one's love, at the price of proper principle. G. H. B. 
"The God of things as we dream them shall be the God of things as they are." 
If you get rid of suffering, you get rid of any heaven worth living. W. H. C. 

The knowledge which functions is that which manifests itself in goodritiz «££■ n _ 

You may not be punished for your sins, but you will be punished by them. G. H. B. 

Any man who is worth anything will assert himself. w - H - c - 

When we are able to stand for something, death is made easy. W. H. C. 

The success of this moment is a prophecy for the future. A. N. M. 

The men who write history do not make it. the men who live their jgjji£* not 

often say much about it. 

There are many who will pay the price of crow-bar jobs, but few who wil^pay the 

price of superintendent jobs. 

Keep tab on yourself and find out where the leaks are. 

An education is a stock of good ideas and a stock of good habits. 

G. H. B. 
G. H. B. 

It is wrong to suffer for a sin after it has served its purpose and we haverectified °u« 

A course in theology is a course in Christian attitudes. 

There are lots of Christians who have very little religion in them. 

Be a human being first and develop your intellect afterwards. 

W. H. C. 

Your children do not inherit your education, but they do inherit your^ducatibrlit^ 

Discovery is only entering into God's laboratory. Wiggam. 

Wooden legs are not transmitted but wooden heads are. Wiggam. 

Vice purifies the race because it eliminates the viscious. Wiggam. 

We are saved no faster than we gain the power of making right choices. Swenson. 
The man who cannot know his own sins is burning up and does not know it. Swenson. 


Review of the Year in Athletics 

We toast the boys in the athletic 
world, the boys who struggle and fight, 
from the sands of the south to the snows 
of the north, and stumble and fall and 
rise, and stumble and fall and rise 
again: but never stumble in the same 
place twice. 

We toast the boys who fight, not as 
dogs and cats fight, but as heroes fight, 
heroes with love in their hearts, in whose 
wars smiles gush forth, not blood; cheers, 
not groans. 

We toast the heroes with the olive 
branch; the heroes in manly wars. 

These heroes are the result of a clean, 
wholesome, stimulating rivalry, a spur 
to higher and better things — higher than 
the basket or the score-board, or the 
momentary victory. 

These heroes have learned that those 
who practice tripping in an under-handed 
way will go stumbling through life on 
an unsure foot. They have learned that 
it does not pay to be hot-headed, for 
when they cool off they catch cold. 
They have learned that those boys who 
play fair get the fairest of the fair. 

In comparative terms, we may say that 
some are greater than others; but in so 
far as they have put forth effort, — that 
wonderful stepping stone. — and struggled 
and fought and conquered, they are all 

Annual Track Meet and 
Relay Carnival 

College athletics is gradually evolving 
from the making of stars, who get all the 
attention, to that of lettting every man 
participate and get the necessary devel- 
opment. The aim of college athletics is 
going from the few to the many. 

The B. Y. U. annual track meet and 
relay carnival is probably the best ex- 
ample of the realization of this aim. Be- 
sides the competition of the university 
classes, all surrounding high schools are 
invited to join, making this by far the 
biggest athletic day of the year. Five 
places are given, numbering 5, 4, 3, 2, 
and 1, so that the big star who easily 
outstrips the rest, makes but one more 
point than the man winning second place 
and so on down. This creates a keen in- 
terest and stimulates general participa- 

The biggest meet in the history of the 
school was held this year, there being 
over 120 athletes entered. The class 
winning the most points was presented 
with the championship penant. and sil- 
ver and bronze medals were given the 
men winning first and second places in 

the invitation events. Even the faculty 
were brought into competition, an im- 
portant feature being the 440 relay be- 
tween them and the seniors. 

Basket Ball 

Starting the season with almost an 
entirely new line up both in College and 
High School, the B. Y. U. made a show- 
ing true to its traditions in basket ball. 

After a brief season of training the 
High School team won the division 
championship and then at the final tour- 
nament struggled its way through to the 
championship of Utah and Idaho in the 
Church School league. 

The College team, made up almost en- 
tirely of high school boys and all but 
one new at intercollegiate game, lost to 
the U. of U. for the second time in many 
years. The winners, however, won the 
world's A. A. U. championship at Chi- 
cago immediately after. 

While winning but second place the 
team was conceded to be one of the fast- 
est and best ever turned out in the state. 
Their work was almost faultless and the 
players fast and clever. 


Enthusiasm in tennis has been greater 
this year than ever before. The com- 
petition between classes has been keen 
and several good players have showed 
up. In the tryouts for inter-collegiate 
games. Ralstone Irvine, in the singles, 
and Stanley Bonnett and Clifford Pier- 
pont, in the doubles, won the right to 
fight our battles against the opposing 
schools. What the results will be re- 
mains to be seen. 

The Circus 

The circus given by the B. Y. U. 
March 18, brought before the public the 
efficient work of both teachers and stu- 
dents in physical education. There was 
folk dancing by the beginners' grade and 
the ladies' department: apparatus exer- 
cises by the upper grades: Swedish ex- 
ercises and dancing by the ladies; march- 
ing tactics by the ladies and men's de- 
partments combined, and an exhibition 
high jump by the American junior cham- 
pion. * 

The "Fun and Foolishness" part was 
unusually interesting. There was an array 
of riduculous clowns and Charlie Chap- 
lins, the Adams sisters with their clubs, 
the Hawaiian minstrels, and Misto, the 
magician. The event was one of the 
most successful of the year. 



Our Glorious Banner 

j UR glorious banner waves on high, 
Folds of white and blue are streaming 
And the star of fortune in the sky, 
Like the noon-day sun is beaming. 
And our hearts beat true to our college, 
To her name may her sons be ever true. 
Long live her glorious name ! 
Long live her glorious name ! 
We'll rise, we'll rise, and shout, 
And shout for dear B. Y. U. 
On, on to victory. 

Hark, the signal trumpet calls us forth 

To the field of fame and glory, 

Where the haughty foemen from the North 

Will be taught this truthful story; 

That our flag that so proudly is waving, 

The folds of the dear White and Blue 

Shall never kiss the dust! 

Shall never kiss the dust! 

While life, while life and strength, and strength, 

And being shall last, we'll fight for Victory. 


The Annual Thanksgiving cross country run was held Nov. 25. Forty-eight 
college and high school men entered. Wm. Stowell of the 18 H. S. class took first 
place. Charles Lloyd and Grand Rasmussen finished second and third. The 18's won 
the turkey by securing 302 points. The Freshmen came second with 202 points. Mr. 
Stowell was presented with the Dr. H. G. Merrill silver trophy cup. Lloyd and Ras- 
mussen also received medals. 





Track Work 

OR years the "Y" has been trying to build up a track team formidable 
enough to defeat its old rival the "U." Before 1900 the B. Y. U. never 
knew what defeat meant either in foot ball or track, but since that time 
the "U" has had almost undisputed supremacy. In 1902 the B. Y. A. 
won the first Utah State track meet scheduled. In 1910 we landed eight 
first places but lost the meet to the "U". In 1913 we defeated the "U" 
but were compelled to divide honors with the U. A. C. In team game 
where team work counts the "Y" has more than held its own and has distinguished 
itself as a rival worthy of the "U's" greatest concern. In track, however, our school 
has found it difficult to get together a sufficient number of men for the first, second 
and third places. A track team requires at least eighteen or twenty good athletes. 

This year, 1916, promises to be famous in the history of the B. Y. U. track and 
field athletics. With a live manager, Mr. Howard Blazzard, and a determined captain, 
Mr. Clinton Luke, the coach has been enabled to get the largest number of men out 
training that the school has had in years. As a result a well balanced team has been 
developed which has already defeated the Aggies by an overwhelming score. 

The formidable line up which will make a determined fight for state honors this 
year consists of the following men: Cooper, Gurr, Eyre, Luke, Stowell, Hales, Larsen, 
Martenson, Simmons, Cox, Ollerton, Clegg, Blazzard, McDonald, and Arton Durham 
the star all-around athlete. 

Lest we forget the Lecture given 
by Ralph Parlette 

You can't talk about agriculture until you take a hoe and go out and agricult. 

The difference between a fiddle and a violin is that the violin has a college education. 

Some of us learn with just a few bumps and some of us have to be pulverized. 

The university of hard knocks is God's tuning school. 

Not until we have been killed a few times do we begin to see the good in the world. 

Knocks are necessary to pound us into shape so we will fit; the ones who get the most 

knocks fit the best. 

Don't feel bad if you get roasted, its a compliment to your roastability. 

Every bump we get raises our price. 

Father wise had to be a baby once. 

Don't wait to be thanked; hurry on to avoid the kick. 

Luck does not depend on the bump; it depends in the bumpee. 

We have got to grow a little to stay the same size. 

Don't think you are in a finishing school or you will be finished. 

If you are not faithful in little things, you will rattle over many things. 

We can become a pumpkin in a year if we put the accent on "punk," or a mushroom in 

a day with the accent on the "mush." 

The trouble isn't with the start — we all have our knee pants victories — it lies in stopping 
too soon. 

We can protect ourselves from our enemies but not from our fool friends. 

The undertaker greases his buggy every time we say, our best days are past. 

There are no limits save those we put on ourselves. 

When no one loves you, it's because your own loving machinery is rusty. 

When you wish you were younger, your clock has run down. 

You will never know the meaning of greatness till you have poured out your life in 

Your father and mother can't educate you; they can open the gate and say, "Sigum 
Tige," that's all. 


The Year 1915-16 

APRIL, 1915 

Monday, 12th. — All good things must end; even so the spring vacation. 
Tuesday, 13th. — Professor Partridge's agricultural engineering class visits 

Provo homes, studying rooms and roofs. 
Wednesday, 14th. — El Maestro entertains Collegians. 
Friday, 16th. — Norma and Jim attend a picture show. 
Monday, 19th. — First Years win from Second Years in debate. 
Friday, 23rd. — Senior Day. Caps, gowns, shoe-shining, torch-lights, and 

things moving generally. 
Saturday, 24th. — The "Fifteens" go for a sail and get caught in a squall. 
Saturday, 29th. — Everybody sleeps till 11 a. m. 

Sunday, 30th. — Baccalaureate sermon by President Charles W. Penrose. 
Monday, 31st. — Concert by University Orchestra. 


Tuesday, 1st. — Class Exercises, Normal graduates. 
Wednesday, 2nd. — Class Exercises, College graduates. 
Thursday, 3rd. — Exhibition Day. 

9:30 a. m. : Class Exercises, High School graduates. 

2:30 p. m.: Alumni Banquet. 

Evening: Alumni Ball. 
Friday, 4th. — 10 a. m. : Thirty-ninth Annual Commencement. 
Saturday, 5th. — Nobody home. 
Monday, 7th. — The pedagogues start to school. 
Tuesday, 8th. — They get a lecture. 

Friday, 11th. — They are as glad as any kids when Friday night comes. 
Monday, 17th. — The roses are in blossom. 
Friday, 18th. — Some peaches appear. 
Sunday, 30th. — Somewhere, somebody has a wedding. 
Monday, 28th. — June weeps. 
Wednesday, 30th. — The sun shines again. 


Thursday, 1st. — Everybody hunts the shade. 

Sunday, 4th. — The nation's birthday. 

Monday, 5th. — General celebrations. 

Tuesday, 6th. — Prof. Brown suffers from a blistered thumb. 

Thursday, 8th. — Prof. Osmond reads "Julius Caesar" and Prof. Johnson fur- 
nishes music at an entertainment in College Hall. 

Friday, 9th. — Miss Lisonbee, in company with a gentleman, goes to see "The 
Pretty Sister of Jose." 

Sunday, 11th. — E. L. Roberts conducts hiking party to Maple Flat. 

Wednesday, 14th. — H20 and the fire-hose are employed in a decisive battle 
in front of the gym. 

Thursday, 15th. — The mud begins to dry; also the earth quakes. 

Monday, 19th. — The scholars have part of their facial color back. 

Saturday. 24th. — Utah's natal and fetal day. 



Monday, 26th. — Plans are begun for the Timpanogos hike. 

Thursday, 29th. — John A. Miller of Los Angeles delivers a lecture in College 


Friday, 30th. — The great ascent begins. 
Saturday, 31st. — Prof. J. C. Swenson leaves for California. 


Sunday, 1st. — Sunburnt noses are prominent among the returned hikers. 
Monday, 2nd. — Dr. Winship of Boston arrives in Provo. During the week he 

delivers a series of lectures to the summer-school students. 
Saturday, 7th. — Miss Higgs and Mr. Swenson play tennis.^ 
Monday, 9th. — A rose is taken from the campus. 

Friday, 13th. — A dreadful day. However, nothing terrible came to pass. 
Saturday, 14th. — We can breathe easy after yesterday. 
Tuesday, 16th. — A rainbow in the skies makes Prof. Lund want to get the 

pot of gold. Of course he doesn't ; but he does find some rainbows in a 

Saturday, 21st. — Douglas W. Johnson, of Columbia University, and other 

eastern educators visit Provo and the mountains east of the city. 
Another vacation begins. 


Thursday, 23rd. — Registration begins. 

Friday, 24th. — Continues what was begun yesterday. 

Monday, 27th. — First assembly. 

Tuesday, 28th. — We find that we must learn all over again how to study. 

Wednesday, 29th. — Cooper takes Jean to the vaudeville. School doesn't end 

all pleasure, after. 
Thursday, 30th.— This is all of September. 


Friday, 1st. — By this time nearly everybody has met everybody they knew; 
and anyway, everybody has met somebody they hadn't met before. 

Sunday, 3rd. — Clouds gather. 

Monday, 4th. — What goes up must come down. Water goes up as vapor; i» 
comes down as rain. 

Tuesday, 5th. — Umbrellas still to be seen. 

Thursday, 7th. — Dr. Powers delivers the fisrt of his series of lectures in Col- 
lege Hall. 

Friday, 8th. — The new student body officers hold their first meeting. 

Sunday, 10th. — Just right for autumn walks. 

Monday, 11th. — Coming events cast their shadows before. 

Wednesday, 13th. — The atmosphere grows heavier as plans are aired. 

Thursday, 14th.— Everybody is so busy preparing for tomorrow that ioda-i 
has no event to call its own. 



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Jack said he could tell what time to go home from Helen's, because 
every time he looked at the clock it put its hands before its face and 
commenced to run. 

Brother Boyle wondered how it was that he went to sleep every 
time he criticized Mr. Stucke's examination papers. Upon investigating 
the matter he found ether on the back of every paper. 

It sometimes happens that a teacher gains unexpected information 
from an examination paper. For example read the following statements : 

"The original meaning of apostle was one cent." 

"We find in the Book of Mormon that Abinade was burned to 
a steak." 

"One of the most important laws of chemistry is the conversation 
of matter." 

"Silas Marner had a catalytic fit while he was at home alone." 

President (to a boy in the office) : "Young man, I hear you have 
been drinking. You know the rules of this school, now defend yourself." 

Student: "I was merely walking down the street in Salt Lake and 
I saw a sign that read 'Saloon' (say loon) ; 'come in.' I says to myself, 
'By George, that's me !' so in I walked, and that's all." 

What could the president do with a fellow so honest? 

A young man going down one of the principal streets in San Fran- 
cisco noticed this sign over the door of a prosperous looking barber shop, 
"A. Scoundril— Barber." 

The young man was curious so he went in and said to the barber, 
"Sir, why don't you put your full name over the door, it would look 

"I have my doubts about that," came the reply, 

my name is 


Good things to eat. 

Friday, 15th — Founder's Day celebration. 

A march up the pony trail to Maple Flat, 
gram. A push-ball contest. A dance. 

Saturday, 16th. — Everybody sleepy and tired, but still happy. 

Monday, 18th. — The Freshmen put on green peppers to advertise their ball. 

Thursday, 19th. — President Brimhall talks in devotional; subject, "Diving vs. 

Wednesday, 20th. — Prof. Dean Brimhall gives a talk on "How to Study." 

Thursday, 21st. — Stan decides that if it costs him $5 per day to attend school, 
he will cut down expenses by eating one opera bar less per day than he 
used to. 

Friday, 22nd. — Uncle Jesse Knight talks in devotional — "When I was about 
your age." College Club officers elected. The Freshman ball. 
Saturday, 23rd. — Class track meet won by the Freshmen. Push-ball con- 
test won by the College. Promising athletes show up. 

Monday, 25th. — Apostle Heber J. Grant talks in devotional. 

Tuesday, 26th. — We begin to hear stories of black pussies. 

Wednesday, 27th. — A "brown mouse" day. 

Friday, 29th. — A talk in devotional by Savage: "Our Present Heroes." The 
Hallowe'en ball. 

Saturday, 30th. — Ghosts are abroad. The Juniors have a Hallowe'en celebra- 
tion at the home of Miss Lewis. 

Sunday, 31st. — Elva and Moody go in search of autumn leaves. 




Monday, 1st. — Suitable for wash-day. The "Y" girls organize. 

Tuesday, 2nd. — A day as quiet as the weather. But in the evening we all 
go to mutual. 

Wednesday, 3rd. — Student Body meeting in honor of Clinton Larson, Clinton 
Luke, and Claude Murdock, who won prominent places in the San Fran- 
cisco athletic meet. 

Thursday, 4th. — We have to be good to pay up for yesterday. 

Friday, 5th. — Supt. L. E. Eggertsen talks in devotional. "Knowledge which 
functions is that which manifests itself in good citizenship." 

Monday, 8th. — President Brimhall talks on "The Sin of Neglect." 

Tuesday, 9th. — All we hear is about what is going to happen tomorrow. 

Wednesday, 10th. — In connection with Ida Smith and M. S. Gudmundsen, 
Emma Lucy Gates gives a concert. 

Thurdsday, 11th. — Docia gets a letter from Marion. 

Friday, 12th. — Masterbuilders organize. Ralph Parlette lectures in College 
Hall ; "The University of Hard Knocks." 

Saturday, 13th. — Something might have happened if this date had come yes- 

We Ask for Information 




•jM HEN Guy Hafen returned to his boarding place after winning 
the Heinlselman medal in the Washington's birthday ora- 
torical contest, his landlady plied him with questions. 
"How did the students like your speech?" 
"Why, when I sat down half a dozen people told me it was 
the best thing I ever did." 

Now the question is, how shall we interpret his answer? 

Dell Webb regrets very much the fact that a few more things are 
not as contagious as mumps. He says that some of his students have 
been exposed to alegbra all winter and yet they haven't taken it. 

There is no one in school who would dare accuse Professor Brim- 
hall of being sarcastic; yet we wonder what word would apply to a man 
who deliberately sends a messenger to the Biology laboratory in search 
of brains for the professor's psychology class. 

One of the training teachers was teaching a class in nature study. 
The subject was "spider" and in order to get the pupils into the spirit of 
the lesson she took them to see a spider weaving its webb. 

When all were very much interested she said : "There isn't a man 
on earth who could spin a webb like that." 

"Yes, and I'll bet there isn't a spider on earth that can spin a top 
like I can," was the quick response of a little boy. 

Some students of evolution are wondering why it took God so 
long to make man out of a monkey, when a girl can make a monkey out 
of a man in a few minutes. 



We have with us two kinds of men 
And each gains fame within his class. 
Class one, who ever would be wise, 
Exalts the past above the skies. 
Canned facts and theories long disproved, 
And tongues of nations laid to rest, 
Are all brought forth as food for man, 
But food once used builds not again. 

Class two, has no degree at all ; 

He cannot speak a word of Greek; 

He lives on earth with men like us, 

And helps us fill our wants today. 

But when compared with men called wise, 

Fate, failure in his ear decries. 

But he adds life to men that live. 

What more ought education give? 






Sunday, 14th. — Returned missionaries, Tew, Nelson, Woodbury, Brockbank, 
and Eggertsen, talk in evening meeting. 

Tuesday, 16th. — Susa Young Gates talks in devotional. Maiben Glass & 
Paint Company give an exhibit in the Art Gallery. 

Wednesday, 17th. — Collegians hold their first meeting. 

Thursday, 18th. — Snow Academy plays basket ball with the B. Y. U. Under 

the latter's fierce heat, the Snow-men melt and lose the game. 
Friday, 19th. — Things happen as. if this were the only day left for them to 
happen on. Debating Society organizes. Mr. Storm gives a lecture; 
"Forecast of Economic Conditions." The Senior Ball and Turkey waltz. 
Turkeys given as prizes for best dancers won by Dr. Henderson and wife, 
Preston McDonald and Orea Bean. 

Saturday, 20th. — Masterbuilders celebrate. 

Sunday, 21st. — Spare moments spent in first dreams of pumpkin pie. 

Monday, 22nd. — Dean Merrill gives the Monday morning talk: "The Scatter- 
ing of Evil Like the Seeding of Thistles." 

Tuesday, 23rd. — Dr. Henderson gives a talk on "Keeping Well." B. Y. U. 
wins another game from the Snow Academy at Ephraim. 

Wednesday, 24th. — The cross-country run. Stowell wins first place; Second 
Years win most points and the turkey. 

Thursday, 25th. — Out for Thanksgiving vacation. 

Friday, 26th. — Prof. Lund eats as much as he did yesterday. 

Sunday, 28th. — Mortenson decides that he doesn't need the doctor any more. 

Monday, 29th. — Everybody is smilingly studious. Even algebra class is in- 

Tuesday, 30th. — C. E. Dallin talks, and we learn the first letter of the alpha- 


Wednesday, 1st. — Student Body meeting featuring science. Daw and Hales 

Thursday, 2nd. — Who ever heard of anything happening on Thursday? 

Friday, 3rd. — Today would have been as bad as yesterday if the Physics and 
Mathematics Club hadn't had a meeting. 

Saturday, 4th. — Dr. Wiggam lectures on "Heredity, Eugenics and Civiliza- 

Monday, 6th. — Just an ordinary day. 

Tuesday, 7th. — Miss Reynolds heralds the coming of the Marquis and Mar- 
chioness of Aberdeen. 

Wednesday, 8th. — Gordon makes a date for tomorrow night. 

Thursday, 9th. — Two of the Irish aristocracy speak at the Columbia. 

Friday, 10th. — Prof. Johnson's grade chorus sings in devotional. The Key- 
stone Class gives a dance. 

Saturday, 11th. — B. Y. U. wins Church league basket-ball championship by 
winning the final game from the L. D. S. U. 

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Sunday, 12th. — Leamon and Zoe are late at meeting. 

Tuesday, 14th. — Prof. Swenson talks in devotional on Relative Values and the 

Advantage of Making Right Choices. 
Wednesday, 15th. — An old man (Partridge) plays his rock xylophone before 

the student body. 
Thursday, 16th. — Final day of voting. Ezma Lewis elected queen of Jie 

Friday, 17th. — Carnival Day. Student Body oratorical contest won by Luther 

Eggertsen. Mortenson and Hafen also orate. Concert, drama, and ath- 
letic carnival. Junior Prom. 
Saturday, 18th. — "Her Husband's Wife" presented at the Columbia by the 

University of Utah Dramatic Club. 
Monday, 20th. — Basket-ball tournament begins. Dixie, B. Y. U., Rexburg 

and B. Y. C. participate. (Championship won by B. Y. U.) 
Tuesday, 21st. — Coaches of the visiting teams talk. 
Wednesday, 22nd. — The Christmas "White and Blue" comes out. 
Thursday, 23rd. — No more school this year. Au revoir. 
Friday, 24th. — Last minute shopping. 
Saturday, 25th. — A. Ladru gets up at 3 a. m. to empty his stocking. The 

first snow. 
Thursday, 30th — 1915 is seriously ill. 
Friday, 31st. — A death and burial in the night. 

JANUARY, 1916 

Saturday, 1st. — Abegg writes out his New Year resolutions. 

Sunday, 2nd. — He breaks the first one; it is last to be broken. 

Monday, 3rd. — It seems natural to be back at school. 

Tuesday, 4th. — All things come to him who waits. Guy Poulson waits at 

the foot of the stairs for Alfreda. 
Wednesday, 5th. — Student Body meeting, with program featuring music and 

Friday, 7th. — The collegians have a sleighing party ; but nobody is slain. 
Saturday, 8th. — Basket-ball; College vs. High School; College wins. 
Sunday, 9th. — Stevens and Miss Dixon go to meeting. 
Tuesday, 11th. — Kora Hanks talks. 

Wednesday, 12th. — Just anything you want to make it. 
Friday, 14th. — Seeing there's nothing else to do, Weber makes a social call. 

Nina says she enjoyed it fully as much as he did. 
Saturday, 15th. — Basket-ball game; B. Y. U. wins from the Springville High 

Monday, 17th. — Everybody is too busy to remember anything that happens 

Wednesday, 19th. — It ought to be class meetings, but it isn't. Consarn this 

police agitation, anyhow! 

The B. Y. U. 


Whenever a student comes out of the West, 

The first thing he asks is, "which school is the best?" 

And save what his friends say he judgment has none, 

He must make his choice and decision alone. 

In case some should make a wrong choice bye and bye 

Here's just a suggestion about the B. Y. 

No doubt you have heard that the church is so poor 
It can't afford means — it's behind times for sure. 
Now maybe you'll think my statement is funny, 
But really our school has plenty of money. 
True, most of our Money of Nichols is made, 
But sometimes at Christmas the Diamonds parade. 

For comfort and ease you can find no place better ; 
The Coleman and Chipman prepare for the weather; 
The Steedman will see that you get to your classes, 
And perhaps you may Ryde with one of the lasses ; 
Or if you prefer to Walk(er) in the spring, 
You may go by Foote — we allow such a thing. 

True the Snow Flake (s), the Hale(s) and the Frost are all present 

And May make you Moody Moore often than pleasant. 

But a small Priestly Piper who roams thru the Gall(s) 

Soon brings back the smiles Tew the faces of all. 

Sometimes with this Piper is seen a wee Faux, 

Who can walk a Slack wire and Hyde in a box. 

There are many professions from which you may choose 
The Tanner will help you make leather for shoes; 
The Taylor will see that you're suited right well ; 
The Smith and the Miner contribute a bell ; 
The Gardner will show you how to plant Beans, 
And tell you what vegetables make the best Green(s). 

Of course we're religious — our Souls are all White, 
For Matthew(s) and Luke help to guide us a- Wright. 
Even John and a Bishop are constantly with us, 
And patient Old(s) Jobe to reprove if we make a fuss. 
Then Tew, there's the Meyer(s) with all of his power 
Who matches for culprits from hour to hour. 

It is true in our midst we harbor a Savage, 

And yet from this one man you need fear no ravage. 

I'm sure that your work will bring great satisfaction, 

Ff the B. Y. becomes your strongest attraction. 

So make your plans now for the work of next year, 

And come and be one of our big family here. 





Thursday, 20th. — The only thing that happened today should have been a 
part of yesterday ; but it isn't class meetings, so never mind it. 

Friday, 21st. — The Fourth Years have a dance. 

Saturday, 22nd. — Dramatic tryouts are held. The Freshman literary bugs 
get busy. 

Monday, 24th. — Oscar Russell leaves for New York and Columbia University. 
Parley Woolsey will be editor of the "White and Blue." 

Tuesday, 25th. — The Freshman edition of the school paper appears. Green 
all over and clear through. Lou Westcott Beck lectures: "The Lure of 
the Desert." 

Wednesday, 26th. — Police question again. "The Potter and His Clay," lec- 
ture by J. Smith Damron. 

Friday, 28th. — Prof. Boyle delivers an address on "Enthusiasm" before the 
Springville High School. LeGrand Hardy elected chief of the Social 
Service System. 

Saturday, 29th. — Nobody arrested yet. 

Monday, 31st. — A crooked stick is brought in. "Write themes," says Pres- 
ident Brimhall. 


Wednesday, 2nd. — The ground-hog looks in vain for his shadow. 
Thursday, 3rd. — A meeting. For particulars, consult Feramorz Decker and 

Miss Tiffany. 
Friday, 4th. — We are made to wonder what will come to pass one week from 

Monday, 7th.— More "Crooked Stick." (Prof. Smart talks.) Themes still 

coming in. 
Wednesday, 9th. — "My dear brethren and sisters." 
Friday, 11th. — A day for the Sophs. 
Saturday, 12th. — "Y" men scoop the Aggies. 
Monday, 14th. — Ted, Heber, Leamon, Elden, and Jesse eat cake in the 

Domestic Science laboratory. 
Wednesday, 16th. — Class meetings at last. What happened Monday couldn't 

repeat itself today because the girls baked biscuits. 
.Friday, 18th. — A matinee dance. A Third Year party. 
Saturday, 19th. — Iola (Kansas) basket-ball team swamped by the wearers of 

the white and blue. 
Monday, 21st. — 8:15 a. m., Glen Bonnett awaits Miss Cox in the hallway, 

over by the radiator. 
Tuesday, 22nd. — Washington's Birthday program. Guy Hafen wins the 

Heindselman oratorical medal. 12:30, beginning of half holiday. 
Wednesday, 23rd. — 11 a. m., The Collegians have a program, after which the 

sun shines for the rest of the day. 7 :42, Oscar has an appointment with 

Miss Hunter. 


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Oh, who will sing a song of 

I asked the bees that, buzz 

The butterflies but* newly 

I asked the softly sighing 

The blossoms bursting in the 

I asked the river and the rill, 
The frisking Iambs on yon- 
der hill, 
I asked the busy strutting 

The twittering robbin and 

the wren. 
I asked the little swallow, 
All made answer with a nod, 
I think dear Pussy-wil-low. 

Aretia Young 




A Few Simple Definitions 

Egoist — A person who talks about himself when you want to talk about 

River-bed — An old fashioned four-poster bed with a fluted canopy. 

Leap-year — The time when girls jump at their chances. 

Love — Arms continually going to waist. 

Mountain-range — A long black range somewhat smaller than the com- 
mon cook stove. 

Memory — Hell or heaven, according to whether in your youth you sowed 
brimstone or planted roses. 

North pole — A telephone pole with a brass knob on the end. It is to be 
found on a glacier in the Arctic Ocean. 

Ocean Current — A small red berry larger than a gooseberry; it is found 
in the bottom of the ocean. 

Poise — Energy with hurry left out. 

Political machine — What they use in New York to sew the Irishmen 

Rolling prairie — A large round object strongly resembling a push ball. 

Trade winds — Business men who continually change their minds. 

Dish rag — One of our latest dances. 

Saint Vitus dance — A dance one does with a trained nurse. 

Trachea — Microscopic organisms found in pork. 

Inanimate — A dead animal. 

Theory — The way a thing looks but when one tries it, it won't work out. 

Pseulopodium — A small animal that drags one leg when it walks. 

Saw — Is if you see something after you see it you saw it. 


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the business men, contribute to its merits. tj/n glancing over the 
following pages, consider our advertisers in a new light. T)o not 
thinly of their "ads" as baits for bargain hunters, but as a list of 
the big hearted men of our city. Without their aid, the cost of 
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you resent his ingratitude; if it is here, make him aware that you 
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Many people have expressed surprise at the remarkable showing 
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Yet it was not remarkable. It was the only logical thing to be ex- 
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— when she can cook more quickly, at less cost, and have better and more 
wholesome food by using a modern Gas Range. 

Gas for lighting is the most hygienic artificial illuminant — as proved 
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The advice of the Gas Company's representative is yours for the 

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Work for a Greater Provo and B. Y. U. 

By Jacob Coleman, City Attorney. 
Editor of the Banyan : 

Let me assure you that Provo City appreciates the space you have ac- 
corded it in your excellent year book, the BANYAN. Provo City is proud of 
the B. Y. U. and the achievements of its students and instructors. The 
interests of the City and the University are mutually interdependent and 
related. This city, without the enlivening spirit, the financial aid to business, 
of your big school, would, indeed, be dull and less progressive ; and the School, 
without the fostering interest of Provo City, and the munificent gifts of its 
leading citizens, would perhaps never have cast off its swaddling Academy 
clothes and have become the strong institution that it is today. So then, the 
City and the University should continue to be loyal to each other and to work 
together for each other's advancement. 

What a boost every student of the B. Y. U. could give to Provo and to 
his university, if, when returning to his home town, he would tell his friends 
and prospective college students that Provo is the most desirable place to 
attend college of any city in the state. Why? Nowhere in the West is there 
a more beautifully located city. With its canyons and mountains on the east 
that rival in grandeur the famous Alps of Switzerland, with America's Lake 
Geneva on the west, with the purest and most abundant water supply known, 
with its gardens and orchards that produce everything the palate of man 
could crave, it, indeed, merits the name "City Beautiful." But there are 
other than aesthetic reasons to induce the student and home-seeker to come 
here. Board and rooms are cheap, and rent is very low. Fish, fruit, vege- 
tables and everything to make the boarding house table inviting may be had 
in abundance at extremely moderate prices. 

However, what makes this City the ideal place for young people to attend 
callege is that it is the freest from vice and crime of any city of its size in 
the West. 

And as to the University, no higher encomium could be pronounced upon 
it than that its graduates who attend eastern colleges are in the very forefront 
when it comes to receiving scholastic honors. A splendid tribute is paid to 
the strong faculty of the University from the fact that every year other 
colleges and universities endeavor to "get away" with some of our able 
instructors and professors. 

The citizens of Provo, then, should rouse themselves to a greater appre- 
ciation of what the University means to this city. They should never miss 
an opportunity to urge their young friends throughout the state who are 
planning on a college course to attend the Brigham Young University, where 
they will receive the best all-round education — morally, physically, and intel- 

Then all together for a Greater Provo and B. Y. U. 


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cannot get 
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"Do Men Gather Grapes of Thorns 
or Figs of Thistles?" 

Clearly, NO! Not any more than capable teachers emanate from an inferior, 
poorly-equipped teachers' college ! 

The argument for the efficiency of the CHURCH TEACHERS' COLLEGE 
is proved by the following survey of the positions held by the graduates of the 
past three years : 

Class of 1913: 

Ranks, Junius F., Teacher Lehi High School. 
Beeley, Arthur L., Teacher 1*. Y. U. 
Boyle, Wm. II., Principal of High School, B. Y. U. 
Brimhall. Dean R., Professor of Education, B.Y.U. 
Buss, Fred E., Professor of Geology, B. Y. U. 
Clove, James, Jr., Teacher Provo High School. 
Cunningham, Ora S., Teacher Spencer High School. 
Glazier, Chas. Wilson, Teacher, Nephi High School. 
Gubler, John G., Principal Price High School. 
Hafen, Chas., Teacher Spring Creek, Ariz. 
Hurst, Harrison P., Teacher North Sanpete H. S. 
Jensen, J. Marinus. Teacher B. Y. U. 

Kelly, Alfred L.. Principal Bunkerville (Nev.) U.S. 
Oberhansley, Ray (Deceased), late principal Juarez 

Stake Academy. , 

Ollerton, Anna, University of Chicago. 
Partridge, Raymond, Principal Spencer H. S. 
Romney, Erastus S., Teacher Bunkerville (Nev.) 

High School. 
Smart, Edwin II., Professor of Horticulture, B.Y.U. 
Ward, May, Graduate student (M.A. ) Columbia 

Welker, Roy A., Principal Fielding Academy. 

Class of 1914: 

Anderson, Einar, Instructor Univ. of Wisconsin. 
Dalby. Vein C, with Utah Conservatory of Music. 
Dixon, II. Aldous, University of Chicago. 
Eyring, Fernanda, Teacher B. Y. U. 
Glade, Earl J., Glade Efficiency Service, Salt Lake. 
Greenwood, Lester D., Teacher Heber H. S. 
Harris, Lottie, Teacher B. Y. U. 
Hayes. Murray O., Teacher Richfield H. S. 
Jensen, Julia B.. Teacher B. Y. U. 
McClellan, Chas. E., Principal Millard Academy. 

Moore, Sam D., Jr., Teacher Springville H. S. 
Nelson, Paul t. . Teacher Overton (Nev.) H. S. 
Ollerton, James A., Teacher MurdocK Academy. 
Poulson. M. Wilford, Teacher B. Y. U. 
Reid, II. Lorenzo, Teacher Ricks Academy. 
Romney, Thomas O, Principal Knight Academy 

Schwencke, Chas., Principal Roosevelt H. S. 
Taylor, W r esley, Teacher Ricks Academy 

Wilson, David I., Teacher Weber Academy. 

Class of 1915: 

Allred, Warren, Teacher Pleasant Grove H. S. 
Anderson, Loren A., Teacher Moroni H. S. 
Bairrl. Brigham Y., Teacher Emery Stake Academy 
Baird, Orrin, Teacher St. Johns Academy. 
Baxter, Hugh A., Teacher Garfield H. S. 
Beckstead, Frank, University of Utah. 
Brockbank, Isaac E.. Teacher Spanish Fork II. S 
Burgener, Walter E.. Teacher Ricks Academy. 
Call, Oel F., Jefferson Medical College, Pa. 
Clove, Frank, Teacher Lyman (Wyo. ) II. S. 
Davis, Ray, Missionary Southern States. 
Duke, Anna, Teacher Heber H. S. 
Gourley, David, Teacher St. George Academy. 
Greenwood, Vern, Teacher St. George Academy. 
Harris, Hyrum, Principal Clear Creek Schoois. 
Johnson, Glenn, Teacher B. Y. L T . 

The demand for graduates from 
exceeded the supply. 

Before choosing your career write 

Johnson, J. Edward, Principal Suowflake Academy. 
Knudsen. Vernie O.. Mission Northern States. 
Lvbbert. Jacob N., Teacher Uintah Stake Academy. 
Maeser, Karl G„ Teacher Pocatello (Ida.) H. S. 
Matthews. Lewis C, Teacher Malad H. S. 
Oberhansley, Henry, Teacher Payson H. S. 
Page. Geo. \\\. Teacher Payson H. S. 
Palmer, Chloe, Teacher St. George Academy. 
Parkinson. Kenneth, Teacher Moab H. S. 
Perkel. Edna, Teacher St. Johns Academy, Ariz. 
5 tout, Wendell, Teacher Logan City Schools. 
Tanner, Yasco M., University of Utah. 
Tietjen, Roland, Teacher, Uintah Stake Academy. 
Wanlass, Stanley, University of Utah. 
Young, Kimball, Teacher Snowflake Academy. 

the Brigham Voting Univedsity has always 

The Brigham Young University 

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Thursday, 24th. — Meetings at noon, almost everywhere. The Y question. 
Friday, 25th. — Seventeens defeated in basket-ball by the Eighteens. . B. Y. U. 

scoops the B. Y. C. at Logan. 
Saturday, 26th. — Y boys defeated the Aggies at Logan. 
Sunday, 27th. — The weather is a bit of April in February. Other things 

go on as usual. 
Monday, 28th. — Nothing happened today. Wait till tomorrow. 
Tuesday, 29th. — This is the day that makes 1916 leap year — that's all. 


Wednesday, 1st. — March comes in like a day in December — clouds, hail and 
snow. Somewhat like the lion. Y men win basket-ball game from 
B. Y. C. 

Thursday, 2nd. — Everybody freezes, but still the sun shines. Miss Newell 
and Mr. Gurr take a stroll during devotional. 

Friday, 3rd. — One Student Body meeting in the morning. One basket-ball 
game in the afternoon — Freshies win from Second Years. Two debates 
in the evening — A. C. U. wins from B. Y. U. at Provo; B. Y. U. wins 
from U. of U. at Salt Lake. 

Saturday, 4th. — Rains pitchforks points down. U. of U. defeats Y boys in 

Sunday, 5th. — No breakfast. 

Monday, 6th. — In the hall a council of war is held by Miss Lewis and Pres- 
ident Stevens. 

Tuesday, 7th. — Pres. Brimhall talks in devotional : "The Care of Books." 

Wednesday, 5th. — Separate meetings. 

Thursday, 9th. — Real spring weather. 

Friday, 10th. — The "Y" question again. Students vote to have the jeweled 
"Y" for the degree pin. 

Saturday, 11th. — We hear the song of the lark. 

Sunday, 12th. — A perfect day. Everybody doesn't go to meeting. 

Monday, 13th. — Miss Dixon's footlight pets present "Christopher Junior" 
at the Columbia. 

Tuesday, 14th. — "Caruso" Smith leads us all in singing, "I'll Serve the Lord 
While I am Young." E. L. Roberts talks on Spring Fever, Love, Break- 
fast Foods and Cooking Utensils. 

Wednesday, 15th. — Class meetings. 

Thursday, 16th. — Luther and Vera go in search of a bluebird. 

Friday, 17th. — Freshmen, Irishmen and others celebrate St. Patrick's day. 
Greenness is proudly displayed. A dance. 

Saturday, 18th. — And we're all nodding — Nix! we're seeing the B. Y. U. 

Sunday, 19th. — Earl J. Glade talks in evening meeting. 

Monday, 20th. — It rains, but the weather man receives orders to pacify the 

Whenever You Want to Buy or Sell 

Fruits, Produce Alfalfa Seed, Honey, 

Hay, Grain, etc., it will pay you to 

get in touch with 

Provo, Utah 

Wi)t Mm. 4H. &oplance Company 


It is a Student Body Privilege 
to Eat at 


Be in Good Standing and Pay Us a Visit 


We congratulate you and wish you success and happiness in the life you 
are now beginning. 

Let us remind you we are always prepared to serve you with the 
highest quality in Fashion's favorite 

Ladies' Suits, Coats, Dresses and Shoes 


The Fashion and Quality Store. 

You will be 
Ever Happy — 
Ever Satisfied — 

If You Send Your 
Mail Orders to 

We Send All Parcel Post 
Packages Prepaid 




Tuesday, 21st. — A little of everything, especially plans. 

Wednesday, 22nd. — "Y" Day. In the morning, work; in tha afternoon, eats 

and play; in the evening, a leap-year ball. 
Thursday, 23rd. — Judge Whitecotton addresses the Student Body. Miss 

Mattie Woodbury, of the Senior Class, makes a formal presentation of 

the Whitecotton library. 
Friday, 24th. — Eighteen inches of snow. 
Saturday, 25th. — Six inches of slush. David Starr Jordan lectures in College 

Sunday, 26th. — Mud "clear to China." 

Tuesday, 28th. — Rain. Prof. Eastmond talks in devotional — "Cleanliness." 
Wednesday, 29th. — A day that sinks into oblivion. 

Friday, 31st. — Hafen and Woodbury win the debate with the University of 
Nevada. Exit the lamb. 


Saturday, 1st. — The editor of the Banyan gets some candy. It looks all 

right, but — 
Monday, 3rd. — Ted wears a star. 

Tuesday, 4th. — The star has fallen (the H. D. isn't so tall). 
Wednesday, 5th. — Student Body. Brockbank speaks — "Visions Beyond." 
Thursday, 6th. — Students out for conference vacation. Some people leave 

for Salt Lake. 
Friday, 7th. — Night-time revelries. 
Sunday, 9th. — The last day of freedom. 
Tuesday, 11th. — Separate meetings. Dr. Plumber addresses the young men; 

Dr. Taylor speaks to ladies. 
Wednesday, 12th. — R. E. Young, a pioneer, tells of his experiences. 
Friday, 14th. — Mr. Catchel reads "The Music Master," in College Hall. 
Saturday, 15th. — Wendell Osmond goes for a stroll, to get an idea for a new 

dime novel. 
Monday, 17th. — Unpreparedness, even among the faculty. 
Tuesday, 18th. — First talk of election. 
Wednesday, 19th. — 10 a. m., Blackie Huish gives a radiator party. Guests, 

five young ladies. A "G. L. H." bar for refreshments. 
Friday, 21st. — Juniors banquet the Seniors. Sophs and Freshies dance 


Here in this calendar you can find 
Sense and nonsense of every kind. 
We've kept the events "on tab" for you, 
From April to April, the whole year through. 
So if memory be poor, you need not fret, 
But turn to your Banyan — lest you forget. 

Your vacation is fun all the time when you kodak! 

vision & i>afett 

Photographers, Developing and Printing, Kodaks, Supplies 


There is an Electric 
Range for every 
kitchen — 
every purse. 

Do you remember the first electric irons, 
a few years ago — and the doubts regarding 

Yet today hundreds of thousands of house- 
wives know and appreciate the success of 
the electric iron. 

It is the same way with ELECTRIC 

Women who are now cooking with electric 
cook stoves will tell you the electric range 
is so easy to operate — so clean — so cool — 
so convenient and economical that electric 
cooking means more to them than anything 
else introduced into their kitchens in years. 

Surely it is worth 
your investigation 

Utah Power & Light Co. 

Efficient Public Service 

"Nothing Succeeds 
Like Success" 

Shown by the business 
policy of 

Wood-Clifton Co. 

For in securing choice goods — 
they succeed — 

Keeping style plus quality — 
They Succeed — 

In satisfying their customers — 

The fruits of success are yours 
by trading at 

Wood-Clifton Merc. 

Provo, Utah. 


Columbia Theatre 


3. ASHTON, Manager 

Better Pictures for Yourself 

and Family 



Vaudeville and Road Attractions 
Feature Photoplays 


COST $75,000.00 

Horr 's 
Bicycle Shop 


Bicycles and 


New and Second Hand 

Repairing and Renting 

"Star Brand 
Are Better' 

The purchasing power of 
1 25 stores makes it possible 
for you to save money on 
every purchase in DRY 


us show you 


Eastman Kodaks and Supplies 


. Thornton Drug Store No. 

American Fork, Murray and Provo, Utah 


PHONE 150 


Agents for the 

A. Ph. Line 

The Trainer 

I'm nothing but a trainer now, 
With heavy eyes and aching brow. 
My head is full of theories grand 
I hope some day to understand. 
Although my teachers all affirm 
That somehow I will never learn 
E'en though they help me all they can. 

I've studied "Thorndike's Process" well; 

"McMurray's Methods" I can tell, 

And "Bagley's Views of Education" — 

Enough to hoodwink any nation. 

Of theory I've enough to last, 

Until I hear the trumpet blast 

Of Gabriel at life's last great station. 

But still when I with shaking knees, 
Try hard my critics all to please ; 
I notice, by a sidelong glance, 
Their eyes are fixed on me askance 
As if they said, "O now I wonder 
Can she do nothing else but blunder? 
I'll let her have just one more chance." 

My self-possession then forsakes me ; 
A nervous chill severely shakes me, 
My systematic, well-made plans 
I crumple in my trembling hands. 
"Oh what's the use of all this working?" 
In my mind's eye there are lurking 
Scenes of home in distant lands. 

When at last my hour is ended 
I depart with head low bended. 
In my ears there is a ringing, 
Like mosquitoes softly singing 
Of the time when they will bite you. 
And the yellow fences smite you. 
All your hopes to nothing bringing. 

Then as home again I wander, 
In my heart I sadly ponder 
O'er the time far in the distance, 
When thru effort and persistence 
I shall be an old maid teacher, 
A forlorn and lonely creature 
Striving hard for mere existence. 


Has What You Want 

Ten Stores Under One Roof 


Fifty Years of Service 


Taylor Bros, Co. 


Branches — Spanish Fork and Eureka 

Happy School Days 
Happy Courtship audit will be a Happy Marriage 

If you furnish your home at 

Barton Furniture Co. 



Compliments of 



The desire in a young man or woman for distinction, 
the desire to make a place in the world is not 
indicative of vanity, but of praiseworthy ambition. 

The doors of the State University stand open to you, ready to supply 
the training of head and hand that will give you the place you desire. 

Here at home, in your own state University, you may train for 
engineering in all its branches, for law, for medicine, for teaching, and for 
business pursuits. 

Should you desire to go elsewhere for advanced degrees, the credits 
earned here will be accepted in full by the highest and best universities 
in the United States. 

For full information concerning courses, address 


Salt Lake City, Utah. 



Has a reputation unique in the west for developing leaders 

Its graduates are directors of experiment stations or of extension divisions 
in Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico. They are filling a wide range of 
scientific and expert positions throughout the West and at Washing- 
ton, D. C 


The Agricultural College develops in its students a trained intelligence 
based on a sound moral character. 


Address : 



Experience, skill, and the best of material are necessary requisites in the 
production of monuments that will stand 

the test of time. 

JTT^Te Possess All 
j\ Three 

Beesley Marble and 
Granite Works 

Makers of high grade monumental work 



Rooms Hot and Cold Water 

35c, 50c and 75c in Rooms 



Half Block North of Orem Station 

Seeds — Sudan Grass 

We are headquarters for the cele- 
brated Sudan Grass which makes ten 
tons of hay per acre under irrigation, 
and from five to six tons on dry farm. 
This hay is equal to timothy or alfalfa 
for feed, and can be cut from two to 
three times a year. 

Send for our catalogue. 

Carpenter Seed Co. 

Provo, Utah. 




Made in the SUNLIT FACTORY of Provo, Utah, from the self same 
materials which nature uses for producing her natural fruits. 




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plead wV.hher" nom nappy 1 could be. 

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of this institution is due to our con- 
servative and painstaking methods 
of handling business. 

Your account 
will receive our 



T. N. TAYLOR, President 
J. D. DIXON, Cashier 
JOHN F. BENNETT, Vice-Pres. 
ARNOLD DIXON, Ass't Cashier 






Manufacturers of 

Doors, Windows and Fixtures of all kinds 
"General Building Material and Mill Work" 


We Furnish Estimates from 
Plans and Specifications 

598 Academy Avenue 

PHONE 20 and 40 


Architectural Sheet Metal Works 

Steam and Hot Water Heating 
Sanitary Plumbing 

Phone 109 

474 West Center St. 
Provo, Utah 

Provo Commercial & 
Savings Bank 

Capital and Surplus 


REED SMOOT, President C. E. LOOSE, Vice-President 

J. T. FARRER, Cashier J. A. BUTTLE, Asst. Cashier 

F. G. RICHMOND, Asst. Cashier 

4% Paid on Savings 


Ice Cream, Sherbets — _ _.. 

Best Place for 
Candies and Refreshments 

Baking Goods in City 

Rochdale Mercantile System 

It's not what you pay, it's what you get for what you pay that counts. 
We sell you what you want for what you ought and want to pay. 

The Best Kind of 


Fifth North and Acadamy Avenue 

PROVO, UTAH Phone No. 274 



W. D. ROBERTS, Proprietor 


Special Students' Breakfast or Luncheon 35c 


Dress Better 
Pay Less 

Nowadays it is the HUB 
CO. Shoes for every 
member of the family. 
Clothing, Hats and Fur- 
nishings for men and boys. 

The Hub 
Clothing Stores 




Fishing Tackle, Guns 
and Ammunition 


W. H. Freshwater 

136 West Center Street 

Phone 133 

If it's Up-to-date and in the Jewelry 
Line, we have it 

Chipman Jewelry Co. 



Not Cheap Goods, But Good Goods 

(Sties; $i)oto Cngrabms Co. 



Zinc and Copper 


Zinc and Copper 


Three and Four Color Process Printing 
Plates from objects, colored copy 
or black and white copy. 

Largest engraving plant between 
Denver and the coast. 

Day and Night Service. 

Mail Your Engraving Otder to GILES! 

Have You Read 

"The Magic Story 

Would you like to read a 
story so full of inspiration, so in- 
vigorating and so helpful that it 
would be a continuous guide to 
success? Such a story is "THE 


W rite for Circulars 

Wyt Success 



The Home of Fresh and Weil- 
Made Candies. 

Fancy Ice Cream, 

Sherebets and Fruit Punches 

For your parties. 

Allen Ice 

Thone 248 

Best Ice— Best Price 
Best Service 

YOU select a good coat for yourself, why not 
for your house? 


Prepared Paint 

protects the wood from decay, lasts longer 
and covers more surface than any 
other mixed paint. 

See us for WALL PAPER, Pictures and 'Picture Framing a specialty 


33 East Center Street, Provo, Utah 

THE Sutton 

The Place 
to Buy What 
You Eat. 

PHONES 194 and 195 
Provo Citv, Utah 


Provo Steam 


"Packages by Parcel Post receive 
prompt attention." 

375 W. CENTER PHONE 164 

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Your Automobile 

Can be made to give you 50 per cent 
more service by equipping it with modern 
conveniences auto experts have devised. 

Write us for information regarding 
the new ideas in auto accessories and for 
ways of making your car more valuable 
to you. 

Jfflotor Ucces&ortesi 

VtOtlUJflttP Not inc< "p° rs,ed » 


Young Men and 
Life Insurance 


^T^HE most prudent young men of 
A today, early consider life insurance. 
It is the part of wisdom to form a con- 
nection through a life insurance policy 
with a strong and growing company. 
Now your rate is low and your health 
is good. Later your rate is sure to be 
higher and your health may be such as 
to close the doors of insurance against. 
The Beneficial is the big strong company 
of the West. We have agents in all 
western states. Buy a Beneficial policy 
now and prepare for the future. 

Iburftrial ICtfr 

Home Office 
Vermont Bldg., Salt Lake City 

Joseph F. Smith, Pres. Lorenzo N. Stohl, Viee-Preo. & M fir. 

If in looking through the foregoing pages, you find yourself 
slammed — bear it. If you are not mentioned — bear it. Moreover, 
the editors have arranged to be on hand on certain days, ready to 
explain any particularly subtle joke, or any unusually brilliant 
passage. We, the Banyan Staff, being a conceited one, and not be- 
lieving in the false modesty of hiding our light under a bushel, wish 
to take unto ourselves the largest share of credit for issuing this, the 
sixth year book of our school, and we the Staff collectively, thank the 
Staff individually, and such others as have contributed to the wit and 
wisdom which enrich ( ?) the preceding pages.