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THIS IS THE PLACE' EDITION
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— 1Q27 —
Gazing out over a iun-bakcd prairie valley, a man — Brigham Young
— inspired by Vision, exclaimed, "This is the Place".
But before the "man" came, God, in quest of a spot in which to home an
Israel of "modern times", found the place and epitomized it with the words
"This is the Place", an appellation for future peoples to repeat and to im-
Preserved and hidden up through the aeons of time to fill a great destiny and
to home a great people, this land of "shifting sands and howling coyotes" has
become a land of fruitful fields and happy homes.
But what the "man" saw in Vision and tvhat God beheld before him, is only
now being revealed to the eyes of men. A variety of entrancing beauty
that dazzles the wildest of imaginings now lures multitudes of the "world"
to bask in the restfulness of its charm. Wearied of crazy man-made
things, they come; refreshed and strengthened through contact
with sublime God -made things, they go. Enthralled before the
majesty of God's Handiworks, men of all climes stand here
with bowed heads to meditate. Inspired by the faith
d nobility of God-loving Mormon Pioneers, who
first made the way to these "Temples of God",
men are here taught to appreciate. Verily,
"This is the Place."
Located in the heart of the most
exquisitely beautiful of God's creations,
the Bri^ham Youn^ University^ stands a
monument to the noble ideals which His
If, in perusing these pa^es, you receive anew
some of the inspiration obtained while at school;
if you catch a^ain the spirit of our home-
land as exemplified by His "temples" here
abounding, and as absorbed and dissem-
inated by our Alma MateT-, we shall
be happy, knowing our aim has ///
Julius V. Madseti
Willard H. Clarke
D. Crawford Houston
Kohcrl Gilchrist Esther Eggertsen
LeGrande Anderson Melvin Strong
C. Nello West over Inez War nick
Norma Christensen Laivrence Lee
Alberta Johnson Thelmc
Ruth Christensen Robert
L. De Vere George Gather,
In vememhvance of ^einhard
/'III II Maeser, whose aim in life, as ex-
pressed hy himself was " '"' "■" '"■' to
so live that those for whom we are
working, may he proud of us as their
\\\\\\ representatives." They who hjiew
him best testify that his life was
a glorious exemplification of
Hanging Rock, American Fork Canyon, Utah
NDER the arch th.i:
marks East Entrance to
College Buildinj;, students
of two generations have
passed on their wav to
The "Hall of Memories"
is College Hal'. Tri-wcek-
ly students have volun-
tarily assembled there in
throngs to render sincere
devotion in humble rec-
ognition of a Supreme Be-
ing. There they have list-
ened to and have seen
excellent performances of
Fine Art; they have been
ennobled through contact
with good men and wom-
en who have come there to
teach fundamental Truths
of life. They have learned
the great principles of
Democracy through ming-
ling with each other there
on a common basis. The
great intangible "Spirit of
the Y" had its origin there
and now receives its nour-
ishment therefrom. Sacred
to the memory of thou-
sands is College Hall.
"Reverence of God is
the basis of morality." —
deed, is the Library- situ-
ated on the crest of Col-
lege Hill over-looking the
beautiful and busy valley
Through this entrance
and into the spacious halls
beyond, earnest seekers
after knowledge have
passed, and from the thou-
sands of volumes there
housed containing the
world's best information,
students have gleaned
gems of truth that have
made them richer in their
The "Y" impressively
embossed on the hill-side
in the back-ground, con-
stantly reminds observers
of the traditions and ideals
s.icred to the institution
which it symbolizes and
challenges students to live
"Seek ye out of the
best books words of wis-
dom." — D o c t r i n e and
ICTURESQUE in all
her seasonal dresses. Bridal
Veil Falls graces the Sum-
mer School campus near
Aspen Grove. Fortunate
is the student who comes
under her maj;ic power.
To have seen her play in
all the j^rand majesty of
her natural surroundings
and fall, laughinj; and rip-
pling in enjoyment of her
freedom, over the tower-
ing cliffs, is to know the
joy of pursuing one's stud-
ies among the ecstasies of
"^X'e live in deeds, not
years; in thought, not
In feelings, not in figures
on a dial;
We should count time by
heart-throbs. He mosi
Who thinks most, feels
the noblest, acts the
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THIS IS THE PLACE"
Angels' Landing, Zion National Park, Utah
Reaching fifteen hundred feet above the river which washes its base, this
great "block of red sandstone" is almost entirely detached from its surround-
ings. It was first scaled September 9, 1924, when two park rangers made the
climb without aid of ropes.
THIS IS THE PLACE"
THIS IS THE PLACE
Natural Bridge, Bryce Canyon, Utah
Almost lost in its Oriental surroundings, you experience difficulty in find-
ing this Natural Bridge, but once seen, you can never lose it, for it stands out
different in shape and color to anything you have ever beheld. Its freakishness
holds you long in a magic spell, and its charm fascinates you.
The Great White Throne from West Rim Trail, Zion National Park, Utah
The Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park, Utah
"When you enter the Temple of Sinawava you will feel at once that you
have seen how incalculably God has set Himself forever over the wit and genius of
"God's bended turquoise sky, its walls of jasper red, rising two thousand feet
above its green-carpeted, river-threaded floor; its columns vermilion; its altars a
shrines festooned with aspen and pine and elder; green groves for sanctuary a
contemplation; and everywhere a place for bowed head and bended knee in both
humility and elation of spirit at the feet of God. — John S/ci en McGroarty.
East Temple and the Twin Brothers, Zion National Park
"From the vermilion walls have been chiseled individual buttes and peaks of
great bulk and majesty, amonj; them the East Temple. It is a splendid structure
of pink and white surmounted by a carmine cap-stone. Above the east wall stand
the Twin Brothers and the Mountain-of-thc-Sun, the latter the first to glow in the
light of dawn, the last to hold the evening rays. — And these soaring scarps and
summits present such varied tints and hues of red that the expert in pigments is
bewildered; from delicate pink to deepest carmine, and beyond — from bittersweet
and orient pink through orange chrome, flame-scarlet, vermilion, jasper, Pompeiian
red and Indian lake to mahogany, ox-blood, maroon and a red that is almost black.
In places the walls are topped with creamy white and the green of pines. Every-
where they exhibit a wizardry of massive sculpture."
Thf. Sculptor's Studio, Brycf. Canyon, Utah
"In the maze of fancied architecture uprising from Bryce's sunken gardens,
where pine, spruce and man/anita spread their greens, may be discovered structures
that might have come from China, Egypt, Greece, the medieval cities of Europe
and the ancient capitals of Mexico and Peru; there is a stronger likeness, perhaps,
to some of those decaying temples, bursting with decoration, in the jungles of
Burmah and Java. It is not difficult to find pagodas, jnosques, cathedrals, organs,
pyramids, suspension bridges, leaning towers, flying buttresses and stairways, col-
onnades, walls with niches and windows — All of the architects of antiquity might
have drawn their inspiration from the silent city of Bryce."
Bryce Canyon from Inspiration Point, Utah
The Cathedral, Bryce Canyon, Utah
The College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts .ind Sciences has a two-fold
purpose. The primary purpose, and the one on
which by far the greater stress is laid is to meet the
needs of students who want a broad education that
will enable them to find and take their places in the
complex civilization of today. The secondary pur-
pose of preparation for original investigation in the
fields of science receives adequate and sympathetic
attention. The ever-increasing enrolment in this
College bears witness to the popularity it enjoys in
Dr. Carl F. Eyring, because of excellent training
and genial personality, is well qualified for his posi-
tion as Dean in this College. His sympathetic
treatment of every student has won for him the
respect, and more important, the friendship of the
students who have been fortunate enough to come
in contact with him.
Cari I . Kyring
Profeisur of Physics ami Matbemalics
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
A. B., 1''12, Brigham Young University
M. A., 1915, University of Wisconsin
Ph. D., 1924, California Institute of
College oi Applied Science
The College of Applied Science affords an ex-
cellent grade of practical training in the scientific
principles and technical operations pertaining to the
farm, the home, and the shop. The steady increase
in the enrolment of this College gives proof that
practical trainmg is gaining a well deserved recog-
nition in modern education.
Dr. Christian Jensen, a man of clear vision and
friendly disposition, is unusually well fitted for the
position he holds as Dean of this College. Genial,
yet he has a pleasing dignity which at once wins and
holds the respect of the students. His sincerity
and keenness of analysis have made him a splendid
leader. Dean Jensen has a stimulating effect upon
the students with whom he comes in contact.
Professor of History and Political Science
Actinf^ Dean, College of Alij>lied Science
A. B., 1907, University of Utah
M. A., 1908, Harvard University
Ph. D.. 1921, University of Chicago
College of Commerce
In this age of keen competition in the business
world, httle or no premium is placed on the un-
prepared, or poorly prepared workman. The pre-
mium goes to the skilled workman. There is always
room at the top.
The Brigham Young University clearly recog-
nizes this fact and its College of Commerce is offer-
ing training of both a practical and a theoretical
nature. That this training is carrying over is proved
by the unusual success of the commerce graduates.
The success of the college is due, in large measure,
to Dean Harrison V. Hoyt. Combined with an ex-
cellent theoretical training he has a wide business
experience and a clear, practical mind, qualifications
which make him a capable and efficient leader and a
highly successful Dean.
John C. Swenson
Professor of Economics and Soc/uluy,y
Acting Dean of Education
A. B., 1898, Stanford University
M. A., 1921, Columbia University
Harrison V. Hoyt
Professor of Business Administration
Dean of College of Commerce and
B. S., 1913, Purdue University
M. B. A., 1917, Harvard University
College of Education
Today the demand for excellence is as urgent in
the teaching profession as it is in any other field.
The prospective teacher must not only have a rich
background of information but also must have a
technical training that will enable him to present
this information in the best possible manner.
The Brigham Young University correlates moral
training with the technical training it gives the
prospective teacher. The ever-increasing demand
for teachers trained at this institution is ample evi-
dence that the method is successful and is meeting
In the absence of President Harris, Dean L. John
Nuttall has very successfully acted as President of
the University. However, the manner in which
Professor John C. Swenson has filled the Deanship
of the College of Education has left nothing to be
desired. Professor Swenson's adaptability and splen-
did capability for leadership have earned him^ well-
deserved success in this position.
COLLEGL OF FiNE ArTS
The growth of the College of Fine Arts since its
initiation .1 year ago has boon truly remarkable. Its
enrolment of about one hundred and fifty members
furnishes all the proof necessary that it was formed
to fulfil a definite and clearly recognized need.
In the scramble for the dollar, the cultural aspects
and forces of life are not being lost sight of nor
Dean Gcrrit de Jong, a man of engaging per-
sonality and keen sense of humor, was indeed a happy
selection for the pwsition he holds as Dean of this
College. His versatility of training and accomplish-
ments, his clear foresight and exceptional native
ability have made his Deanship highly popular and
Gerrit de Jong
Associate Professor of MoJerii Liiiij-uaf^es
Dean of Collefie of Vine Arts
A. B., 1920, University of Utah
Student at National University of
M. A., 1924, University of Utah
The summer sessions at the Brigham Young Uni-
versity are filling a definite need in a highly credit-
able manner. The unique feeling of good fellowship
that characterizes them represents the "Y" spirit
at its best.
Perhaps the greatest factor in the success of the
summer school is the well directed and conscientious
effort of Dr. Hugh M. Woodward, the Dean. His
good judgment has led him to choose, and his in-
fluence has enabled him to secure, the foremost
educators of the country for the summer sessions.
The excellence of the instruction and the unique
spirit that pervades it have gained for the "Y"
Summer School an enviable place among similar in-
stitutions of the country. Furthermore in Dean
Woodward the students have a wise counselor and
sympathetic and valuable friend.
Hugh M. Woodward
Professor of Philosophy of Education
Dean of the Summer Session
Supcriisor of CraiiuateWorkin Education
A. B., 1 9 1 1 , Brigham Young University
M. A., 1918, University of Utah.
Ph. D., 1920, University of California
Through the Extension Division the Brighani
Young University has extended its scope of in-
fluence. The benefits of instruction and contact are
made available to a greater number, directly through
extension work, indirectly through correspondence
work. The scope of the service, the number of
people availing themselves of it, the enthusiastic
response with which it is meeting are proofs enough
that it is fulfilling a definite need.
Professor Lowry Nelson, because of his efficient
methods, enthusiasm for his 'work, pleasing person-
alitv, and capacity for constructive planning, is
thoroughly qualified for the position he holds as
Director of the Extension Division. His promptness
and courtesv in replying to correspondence have won
for him the respect and admiration of those who
come in contact with him in this manner. The rapid
growth of the Division under his direction proves
his abilitv as an administrator.
Nettie Neff Smart
Dean of Women
Asshfanf Professor of Sociolo;^}'
Director of Extension Division
Acting Dean of Sniiinier Session
B. S., 1916, Utah Agricultural College
M. S., 1924, Universitv of Wisconsin
Dean Nettie Smart
A large proportion of the girls who attend school
at the Brigham Young University come from such
distances that it is impracticable for them to visit
at home frequently. The problem of keeping these
girls happy and contented is an important one and
one for the solution of which sympathy, patience,
tact, wisdom, and understanding are necessary.
The outstanding qualifications of Nettie Neff
Smart for the position she holds as Dean of Women
are unquestioned. The position carries with it much
responsibility and for this reason a successful Dean
of Women deserves much praise. No one who
realizes Mrs. Smart's accomplishments can question
her success. Her character is such as to win the ad-
miration of all those who come in contact with her.
Her personality is pleasing, her attitude friendly, and
her interest in her work genuine. She has gained
the confidence and respect of the girls with whom
she has worked.
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WaI.II R I*. COI (AM
Professor of Botany
A. B., 1916, Brigh.im Yourn: University
M. S., 1919, Brigham Young University
Ph. D., 1926, University of Chicago
Thomas L. Martin
Profcisor of Ay^rononiy
A. B., 1912, Brigham Young University
Ph. I)., 1919, Cornell University
Aisociatc Professor of F.conoiiiics
A. B., 1914, Stanford University
Graduate Student, University of Cali-
fornia and Chicago
Bfnjamin F. Cummings
Professor of Modern and Classical
A. B., 1913, University of Utah
Graduate Student of Stanford and Uni-
versity of Chicago
Ali Rti) Osmond
Professor of En}>lis/}
A. B., 1903, Harvard University
M. A., 1920, Columbia University
Percival p. Bicelow
Instructor in Auto Mechanics
Student at Wisconsin and iMichigan
Instructor in English
B. S., 1924, Brigham Young University
Charlks J. Hart
Instructor in Physical Education and
B. S., 1922, Utah Agricultural College
Assistant Professor of Foods and Nutrition
B. S., 1919, Utah Agricultural College
Laval S. Morris
Assiifaitf Profcsior of Horticulture
B. S., 1925, Utah Agricultural College
M. S., 1926, Michig.in State College
Herald R. Clark
Assistant Professor of Finance and Banking
A. B., 1918, Brigham Young University
M. B. A., 1924. University of Washington
John E. Hayes Miltox Marshall
Registrar Assistant Professor of Physics
B. S., 1924. Brit;ham Young University A. B., 1918, Brigham Young University
Ph. D., 1924, University of Chicago
LeRoY J. RORERTSON
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate of New England Conservatory
William H. Boyle
Assistant Professor of Education
A. B., 1913, Brigham Young University
M. A.. 1925, Brigham Young University
Assistant Professor of Elementary Teaching
Student at University of Chicago
William H. Swell
Assistant Professor of Mechanic Arts
A. B.. 1918, Brigham Young University
Instructor in Public Speaking and
B. S., 1921, Utah Agricultural College
Student at Columbia University
Nathan L. Whetton William J. Snow
Insfruc/ur in Spmiish Professor of History
A. B., 1926, Brigham Young University A. B., 1910, Brigham Young University
Ph. D., 1923, University of California
liisiniilor ill Clvt/'inv timl Textiles
Charles E. Maw
Professor of Chemistry
A. B., 1905, Stanford University
M. S., 1916, University of Chicago
Ph. D., 1924, Stanford University
Florence Jepperson Madsen
Professor of Music
B. M., 1926, Chicago Musical College
M. i\l., 1926. Chicago Musical College
A. RiK Johnson
Instructor in Office Practice,
Manai^er Steno«raf>l.)ic Bureau
B. S., 1924, Brigham Young University
Professor of Clothing ami Textiles
B. Pd.. 189^, Brigham Young University
Student at University of Chicago, 1922
EUCF.NE L. ROBI.KTS
Professor of Physical EJncalioii,
Director of Alhlclics
A. B., 1916, Brigham Young University
Ed. M. Rowi:
Instructor in English
A. B., 1923, Brigham Young University
Graduate work at University of Cali-
fornia and University of Chicago
Harrison R. Mi.rru.l
Assistant Professor of En}>lish
B. S.. 1916, Utah Agricultural College
Student at University of Idaho
AsAf-L C. Lambi RT
Princil>al University Hi^h School
B. S., 1925, Brigham Young University
M. S., 1926, Brigham Young University
Alice L. Rkynolds
Professor of English Literature
A B., 1910, Brigham Young University
Bent F. Larsen
Associate Professor of Art
A. B., 1912, Brigham Young University
M. A., 1922, University of Utah
J. Marinus Jensen
Associate Professor of En\^lish
A. B., 1904, Brigham Young University
M. A., 1919, University of Chicago
Student at Stanford University
Instructor in Household Administration
B. S., 1914, Utah Agricultural College
Raymond B. Holbrook
Student Body President
VTiilingness to serve and untiring efforts to any out those things neccssar>' for i
successful year in student body affairs have characterized this year's student ad-
Elected generally with a fair margin, the student body officers have conscientiously
served those who put them in office. They have cooperated in a commendable manner
and a spirit of genuine good will and fellowship has been manifested in their meetings
and deliberations. The student managers of the various departments of student activity
have demonstrated their leadership in that they have had the student council back them
almost unanimously in those things which they felt were vital for their respective
Traditional student body events have been supported with marked enthusiasm by
^ o ^VisUi'^
Student Body Vice-President
the administration and careful consideration was evidenced in the choice of comnuttees
to carry them over.
Harmony between student body and faculty has been ver>- satisfactory to those
who have been directly resjxjnsible for student body affairs.
Those in charge of student body programs have endeavored to give as many students
as possible a chance to participate. They have solicited at all times suggestions from
the student body at large in order that programs might be of the many for the many.
Special features which have characterized the year's administration are: The pub-
lishing of the "College Song," student body exodus to Salt Lake to attend football
and basketball contest- with the University of Utah; unusual support of and enthusiasm
in the pep rallies held on various occasions; and the ver>' extraordinary- attendance and
general success of the student body dances, especially the matinee dances.
STUDENT BODY COUNCIL
Abkam W. Conover
W'lIl.ARD H Cl.ARKF.
President of Senior Class
MYRON F. WEST INEZ U'ARNICK
Bus. Mar. of The "Y" News President of A. \V. S.
M. G. HOLGATE DAVID F. HART MEI.VIN STRONG
President of High School President of Sophomore Class Forensic Manager
JULIUS V. MADSEN GAIL I'l.UMMER
Editor of The Banyan Editor of The "Y" News
MELVIN C. MILLER
President of Freshman Class
WM. F. Edwards
President of Junior Class
A. W. S.
Since the organization of the Associated Women Students of the Brigham Young
University in 1922 it has had an active and important function in the hves of our
girls. The organization aims to form high idcais and Listing friendships among the
girls and to develop leadership through furnishing a field for versatile development.
This year our organization received national recognition in that we were selected
as one of five universities to give papers at the National Convention held at
Urbana, Illinois. The other colleges were: The University of Michigan, Northwestern
University, Stanford and Cornell Universities. Helen Swenson, President-elect repre-
sented the B. Y. U., and gave a paper on "Group Organization" which has been
tried in various forms and found very successful here.
The association has sponsored a large number of very interesting activities this
year. The second week of school a "get acquainted" party was held where every
girl was made to feel at home and given a chance to form acquaintances which would
enrich her school life. In Novmeber the Girls' Jamboree was held in the form of a
"rummage ball." Over five hundred girls participated in a reception given by the
faculty women at the home of Mrs. Thomas N. Taylor. The crowing event of the
year's activities was the annual Girls' Day which was held on May 6. The day's
program given before the entire student body in the morning, a Girls' Luncheon at
noon with the mothers of the girls as special guests, a lawn fete. Girls' vodie and
Girls' Day Ball gave ample opportunity for developing leadership and encouraging
participation among all of the girls.
Much of the success of the organization is due to the splendid way in which
Dean Smart has cooperated with the officers in planning and executing the year's
AftRAM W CONOVER.
Public Service Bureau
The call for B. Y. U. talent had increased to such an extent by
3 919 that the Student Body organized a special Bureau to prepare and
conduct these programs. This Public Service Bureau has proved to be
one of the best advertising mediums that the school has.
The work of the Bureau has rapidly increased until during the past
year, nearly two hundred programs have been presented, in all parts of
the State. Approximately two-hundred and fifty students have had the
opportunity of appearing before the public.
During May, three programs of special note were sent on a tour of
the various high schools of the State. One group of students appeared
before the high schools in Sanpete, Sevier and Emery Counties. A second
group visited the high schools in Salt Lake and Utah Counties, and the
third program toured the high schools north of Salt Lake.
The Bureau truly deserves its name of "Public Service" both from the
standpoint of the public and the students. By means of the Bureau,
High Schools, Churches, Clubs, etc., have been able to secure first-class
entertainment, and the students of the University have obtained the
experience and development to be derived from displaying thier talents
MFI.VIN C. Mll.I.FR
Oscar A. Kirkham
A. Rr.x Johnson
If A. Dixon
Associated Alumni of B. Y. U.
With a constitutional objective to "promote tlie welfare of the University and
to encourage the interest of the Alumni of the University and in each other" the
Associated Alumni has gone through its second year of existence under a revised plan,
with its possibilities more definitely crystallized, and its need more keenly felt than
was ever experienced under the organization of former years.
The monthly publication of the 'Y' ALUMNUS, the official magazine of the
organization, has kept hundreds of former students in close touch with Alma Mater.
This has been kept enlivened through the efforts of General Alumni Secretary A. Rex
Johnson with the assistance of William J. Snow, Jr., and Melvin C. Miller.
A plan for life memberships has added to the Alumni treasury considerably over
one thousand dollars, and the Alumni office, with its task of keeping complete the
records of eighteen thousand Alumni, has been kept intact through the payment of
annaul dues by other loyal Alumni. The detailed records have been the basis for launch-
ing a new idea for alumni reunions, that of having classes which were together on the
campus reune together once every five years.
The Alumni Board feels keenly the embryo leadership of the graduating classes
and bids them "bon voyage" with an annual formal reception in their honor.
Two active Alumni clubs, one in Provo and one in Salt Lake City, have held
regular social events during the past year, and a permanent organization has been
established in each of these cities; many other Alumni clubs meet irregularly.
Officers for the year 1926-27 were:
Oscar A. Kirkham, '02
A. Rex Johnson, '24
Inez Knight Allen, '01
H. A. Dixon, '14
Melvin C. Miller, '27
General Alumni Secretary
Directors, representing six Alumni geographic districts:
H. M. Woodward, '12
David J. Wilson, '14
Leah D. Widtsoe, '08
Julia B. Jensen, '14
Bavard W. Mendenhall, '00
George P. Parker, '06
Elsie C. Carroll, '2 5
W. Glen Harmon, '24
J. B. Tucker, '12
Mary Woolley, '22
University Club Alumni Male Chorus
Sixty voices comprise the membersliip of this uniiiue ni.ile chorus of .ilumni
members of Provo. Growing out of the University Club which w.is first organized by
Alumni of B. Y. U. for soci.il purposes, this musical organization during its first
year of existence has made a signal contribution to the University through its broad-
casting and its public programs. The Chorus is directed by Professors J. W. McAllister,
George Titzroy, and William F. Hanson, and managed by A. Rex Johnson. The officers
of the University Club, which sponsored this community activity are: Elvon L. Jackson,
President; Allie Smoot Coleman, Vice-President: Fred L. Markham, Secretary-Treasurer.
The personnel of the chorus follows:
George S. Ballif
Joseph E. Banks
O. L. Barnett
George E. Brattan
Merrill J. Bunnell
Carl J. Christensen
Ralph J. Christensen
J. A. Clayson
L. A. Culbertson
Philo T. Farnsworth
George W". Fitzroy
William F. Hanson
W. Bruce Haws
J. R. Hodson
John L. Halliday
William D. Hoover
F. E. Huish
Elvon L. Jackson
J. M. Jackson
Peter M. Jensen
A. Rex Johnson
Donald P. Lloyd
Dr. T. L. Martin
John W. McAdam
B. W. McAllister
J. W. McAllister
Melvin C. Miller
William E. Mortimer
Carl C. Nelson
Dr. E. A. Paxnian
J. W. Prows
John S. PuUen
R. S. Pyne
A. E. Rawlings
C. W. Robbins
Murray K. Roberts
G. Raymond Ross
Hillman C. Snell
J. G. Strickley
J. W. Thornton
A. N. Talbot
N. L. Whetten
L. \'an Vl'agenen
David R. Goodman
W. Ray Green
H. R. Merril
M. S. at
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It. S., I92J. Urigham
A. li.. 1916,
, Major :
2 a t i o n a
Public School Pull-
Thesis: Direct Ma
of School ItuiUlings
lite State o
19M, Brigham Young
Monroe 11. Clark. M.A.
.Makiun Luther Harris,
Jamk.s William IIarriso.m.
A. n.. 1923, Columbia Uni-
vrsity. Major: Educaltorial
.\. n.. 1917, Brigham Young
B. S.. 1923 Brigham Young
.\iIministration. T li c s i s:
University. Major: Botany.
(Tnivcrsity. Major: Botany.
Measuring the Qass R6om
Thesis: An Ecological .'^tudy
Thesis: .A Preliminary Study
Product in Written English
of Timpanogos Creek From
of the Freshwater Algae of
('om|M)sition in Certain
.-\spen Grove to W'ililwood.
Washington t ounty, ITtah.
Schools of Utah and Ari-
A. B., 1914
Young n. S., 192.^
Wii.i.ARD H. Clarke
V tee President
The Senior Class Year
Success and good-fellowship have characterized the activities and undertakings of
the Senior Class this year. Under the capable direction of President Willard H. Clarke
and Vice-President Emma Snow, the class has enjoyed a pleasant and profitable year.
A unique costume party, in which the Juniors joined with the Seniors, held
I riday, November 6, in the Ladies Gymnasium, was the first social activity indulged in
by the class. This party was a Kermcss of the Nations. The stately Seniors and
dignified Juniors appeared as South Africans, Chinese, Cossacks, Spaniards, Indians and
citizens of various nations. It was a rousing success.
In the interclass debates, the Seniors won the undisputed championship, both teams
being victorious. Gold medals were presented to the winners.
The versatility of the class was further displayed in the unique ideas, clever
costuming and excellent acting and direction which made the Senior Class Play, "Mrs.
Bumpstead Leigh," one of the very best comedies produced at the "Y" this year.
Chance is a fine clement, even in the choice of partners for a party. ^X'orking
on this proposition the Seniors allowed the element of chance to determine the choice
of partners for the N'alcntine Party held in the Manavu Ward Recreation Hall,
I ebruary 14. Seniors only participated in this party and partners were chosen by
drawing. Seeing one Senior accompany another Senior's lady friend to the party was
interesting, and very likely, shocked students who were not aware of the nature of the
It has become traditional for the last party of the Senior Class to be held at
Vivian Park. Although the tradition was followed, no dearth of ideas for party
planning was felt this year.
In spite of the fact that there are some who pay far more into this life than
they get out of it, and consequently refuse to contribute to such things as the Senior
Project, the class this year paid in a larger project sum than any previous class.
DONORS TO 1927 SENIOR CLASS PROJECT
Melvin Strong, Chairman; Cliaiincy Harmon,
Tnc/ Warnick, l.ovcll Hlbbert.
Lyman A. Parcell
Milton L. Perkins
Wayne N. Smart
Rowland L. Rigby
D. Crawford Houston
J. Lovcll Hibbert
Anson B. Call
Erma R. Haymore
W. L. Ashby
Melvin C. Miller
James L. Garrett
Alwin n. Baird
Harold R. Knudsen
S. Adriel Norman
Leland R. Wright
L. Grant Morrill
J. Frank Morgan
Philo T. Farnsworth
Eldon W. Cook
C. L. VanWagenen
Haibert C. Stewart
L. DeVere George
W. Leon Evans
Merrill M. Ovcson
Kimball D. Mcintosh
John S. Lewis
Claudoous J. Brown
lone Brimhall Stevens
James L. Seal
Ed. M. Beck
D. Ross Pugmire
Leland H. Stott
Burns L. Finlinson
E. S. Stucki
Ray D. Nicholes
Harvey R. Stahcli
Peter J. Wipf
Wendell M. Rigby
Chauncy S. Harmon
Raymond B. Holbrook
(j. Wesley lohnson
Clarence L. Knudsen
Geo. Webster Tucker
Fred G. Richards
Scott B. Price
Willard H. Clarke
Alta C. Fuller
Lucille O. Menlove
Veda L. Hart
Carl J. Harris
Evan A. Madsen
Josephine N. Tuttle
Abrani W. Conovcr
Perhaps the greatest undertakinj; ol the Brlghani Young University at present
is the stadium. The movement tor the stadium had its beginning in 192 5 and since
that time the classes of 1925, 1924, 1926, and 1927 have made stadium construction
Nature has been kind to the B. Y. U. in supplying such a wonderful site. The
Utah Lake to the west, the Provo Mountains to the east. Mount Timpanogos to the
north, and Utah Valley with Mount Nebo in the distance to the south, make the view
from the site almost incomparable. The hill to the east of the field rises abruptly
making a most ideal natural place for the seats to be arranged in convenient tiers.
It is safe to say that there is ample room on this hill to afford seating accommodations
for from eight to ten thousand jieople.
The work is progressing steadily if not especially rapidly. The work being done
at this time is foundational and docs not make the sftectacular app>earance many expect
Specific architectural plans have not yet been completed. However, the general
plan calls for construction of seats in blocks of two thousand each, a perfect track,
field, and gridiron, and two beautiful entrances to the field — one from the top of the
hill, the other will be at some point on the field proper.
The stadium is not a dream. The work has so far progressed that there is very
good reason to hopx; that the field will be sufficiently completed and the first block
of seats installed for use during the fall of 1928.
"MRS. BUMSTEAD— LEIGH"
Annua! Senior Play Presented in College Hall. Friday evening. December 10
Emma Snow — Director
Miss Rawson __
Mrs. Stephen Lravict .
Don Corbe 1 1
Kitson. the butler .-
Mrs. De Sollc
Violet De Sollc
Nina, the maid
. Maurine Fillmore
An Impressive Act from the Junior-Senior Kermess
J. Kkank MoB'.as. U.S.
Spanish Fork, Utah
Track (1). (2). (3). (4);
I-'i>olball Ml (2\: Block "Y"
EtIIELYN HoDSns. .\.lt.
Spanish Club, Prtsiilcnt (2);
oiwra (3); Junior Vodie
L.VW«EI«CE J. Gakbktt, U.S.
Transferred from U. A. C.
Lk (iRAND JARMAN. B.S.
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Class Debates (3); Orchestra
(I). (2): Tr.ick (3), (4):
Lyman A. Parcelu, B.S.
Accounting and lousiness
Merrill M. Ovkson. B.S.
Castle Dale, Utah
Castle Valley Club, President
(2) : Junior Promenade Com-
mittee (3); Cbss Officer.
(3): Ak Oub, Officer (3).
Pftfr J. WiPF, An.
.Mrxaiidri.i. Smith Dakota
NoRMw Larsfn, B.S.
.Spanish Fork. Utah
.-h-coiinting and Business
.M\RIAN GrAIIVM. n.S.
Ifome Economic Club (I),
(21. (3). (4).
I'iflLO T. Farnswoktii,
Sanpete Club. President (2);
"Y" News Staff (2); Junior
Promenade, Chairman (3):
PsvcholofO' Club, Vice Presi
G.\!L Plummek, A.B.
Dramatic Art and English
Hramatics (1). (2), (3), (4);
business Alanager "Y"
News (3): Editor "Y" News
(4); Theta Alpha Phi.
TlIELMA DaSTRUP, A. 11.
News Staff (3); Can-
Staff (4); W. A. A.,
Uaymond B. Richan. A.B.
French Club. President (3).
Clarenck L. Knudsen. E.S.
Football (1). (2). (3)r (4):
Track (1). (3). (4); Wrestl-
ing (3), (4>: Basketball (1);
Rlock "V" Club.
Josephine N. Tuttle, U.S.
Spanish Fork. Utah
Clothing and Textiles
Gamma Phi Omicron ;
Economics Club (4) .
WiLi.ARD H. Clarke. B.S
.\merican Fork. Utah
Accounting and Business
Business Manager Banyan
(3), (41; Class President
(4): Football (3). (4): De-
bating (4): Firmage Scholar-
ship (21 .
Kknneth R. Stevens
Akson B. Call. Jr. B.S.
Colonia Dublan, Mexico
Mexico Club. President (4);
.\g Club (1). (2). (3). (4).
Barbara Green. A.B
Pleasant Grove. Utah
Secretary and Treasurer of
Class (3); Dramatics (1).
(2). (3). (4); Theta Alpha
Lel.^nd P. Wright. B.S.
.\g Cluh Officer (2).
\a KoV llUNNKLL, A.H.
Junior Vodic, Chairman (J)
I-AVE JtNSLN, A.U
Transferred from Snow Col
lege, 1125; Dramatics (3)
(4); Vocal Contest Win-
Eddie Isaacson. B.S. Clarence W. Palmer, B.S.
Ephraim, Utah Vernal. Utah
Social Sciences Agronomy
Voung Glecmen. Secretary Junior Promenade Committee
(3); "Y" News (4); Sanpete (3): "YV Peppers. Yell
Qub. Officer (3), (4); Leader (4).
Transferred from Snow Col-
Mai;rine Filluore, B.S.
Clothing and Textiles
Transferred from U. A. C.
in 1925; Dramatics (3), (4);
Gamma Phi Omicron, Pres-
ident (4) : Home Economics
Club, Sec. and Treas. (4).
Clyde \'an W'AiiENEN, U.S.
Accounting and Business
(1), (2), (3). (4).
JtTNE Bunker. B.S.
St. George, Utah
Foods and Nutrition
Transferred from Dixie Col-
lege. 1924; Gamma Phi Omi-
:ron. President (3).
Wendell S. Wride. A.B.
Football (1), (3).
Wayne N. Smart, A.B.
"Y" Hiking Oub, Officer
(3): Class Yell I-cader (2);
Wrestling (3). (4).
Scott B. Price. B.S
Sociology and Economia
l>Ri:W JORGENSEN, B.S.
American Fork, Utah
Ag Club Secretary and
Dmrotiiy Jacobs, B.S.
Mt. Pleasant, Utah
*Y" News (3); Vice Presi-
lent Sanpete Club (1), (2).
Wendell M. Kicby, B.S.
"Y" News Staff (1), (2);
President Y. E. A. (1);
Football (3); Track (4).
.Altiiea .\siihv. J\.S.
American Fork. Utah
Orchestra (1), (2^.
Alwin C. Bairii. B.S.
Hcber City, Utah
Competitive Play (3); "Y"
News Staff (3); Track (1),
Leo Taylor, B.S.
Accounting and Business
"Y" Commerce Club.
Donna Durrant. B.S.
"Y" N'cws Staff (2); Sccre
tary and Treasurer, Class
(4): Secretary and Treas-
urer, Y. n. n. (4): Dra-
matics (4); Theta Alpha
Ellis Jesse Steele.
Dramatics (1), (2). (3), (41;
Theta Alpha Phi; Opera (2):
President Psychology Club( 4') .
Claubeous Brown, B.S.
Transferred from Weber
Josephine Dougall, B.S.
President, W. A. A. (4):
Vice President, Springville
Club (2); Women's Athletics
(1), (2), (3). (4).
O. K. FoTHERINHAM, B..^.
Wrestling (4) : Block
Emma Snow, A.B.
Public Service Bureau (.3);
Theta Alpha Phi; Dramatics
(1). (2), (3), (4): Vice
President, Class (4); Sec-
retary and Treasurer, Class
(1): Banyan Staff (4); W.
A. A. Officer (3): Director
Senior Play (4).
Robert Gilchrist. A.B.
Political Science and History
Transferred from Ricks Col-
lege 1925: Banvan .Nssociate
Eldon W. Cook, B.S.
Class Debating Manager (4).
Melvin C. Miller, B.S.
Accounting and Business
Alpha Delta Commerce Fra-
terity; Manager of Music
(4) ; Vice President, Com-
merce Club (3); Correspond-
ing Secretary, Alumni (3);
(4); Assistant Editor, "Y"
Alumnus (3), (4); Band
(1). (2), (3), (4).
Veda Hart, B.S.
Udies' Glee Club (2), (3).
Transferred from Snow Col-
lege. 1925; Debating (3).
Harvey Staheh, A.B,
Santa Clara, Utah
Pi esidciit, Dixie Club (4) ;
rompetilive Opera (3).
NoiiMA Jensen, A.B.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
i>rcliestra (1), (2), (3), (4);
Officer, French Club (3).
KicKD Morrill, li,.S.
Track (1), (3), (4); Jcx Or-
atorical Medal (4) ; kocky
.Vlountain Oratorical kcpre.
LoREN Ricks, A.B.
Sugar City, Idaho
Transferred from Ricks Col-
lege, 1925; Public Service
Bureau (4) ; Winner Piano
Contest (3); Orchestra (3),
Floyd Larson, A.B.
Mt. Pleasant, Utah
Band (1), (2), (3), (4);
Wind Instrument Contest
Winner (1); Piano Contest
Winner (2); Band Scholar-
ship Winner (4).
Laura Siifpiierd. B.S.
^ Beaver, Utah
Engtish and Educatinttal
Vice President. Y. n. D.
(2), (4): President, Beaver
Club (2): Dramatics (2).
f4) ; Vice President. A. W.
TiiKORA Whetton, A.B.
Debating (1), (2); Vice
President, Uintah Clvib (2),
<3): Opera (3).
HURNS FiNLINSON, B.S.
Grant Morrill. A.B.
AdR!EL Norman, R.S.
Mark Stakk, B.S.
Spanish Fork, Utah
Slock Judering Team (3).
Oleta Jex, B.S.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Wesley Llovd, B.S.
St. Anthony, Idaho
.\ctinK President, Class (J);
Basketball (1), (2), (3),
(4): President, Block "Y"
Club (3); Senior Play (4);
I'ocitball (2), (■'); Track
Ezra S. Siucki, B.S.
Rayuond B. IIolbrook, B.S.
.'Iccoiintins and Husiitcss
Debating (J), (4); President,
Student Body (4); Second
Vice President, Student
Body (3); Tau Kappa Alpli.i;
Block "V" Club; Alpha
Delta; President, Conimerce
Leda Tiiohpsoh, A.P
Vice President, Student
Body (4); Gamma Phi Omi-
cron: Competitive Oratorio
(4): Senior Play (4).
Eada Suitr, B.S.
Dramatics (1), (2). (3), (4);
Vice President. Mask Club
(4): W. A. A. President
(4); Thcta Alpha Plii.
D. CuAwroBD Houston, B.S
/Iccountine and Business
.Mpha Delta: Dramatics (4)
Banyan Staff (4).
Stella Beck, B.S.
Spanisli Kork, Utah
Secretary a n il Treasurer,
Spaiiiith Fork Club; Junior
Promenade Committee (J).
Eva \\'h,son, B.S.
Debating — (3) •*¥" News
Staff (3); Vice I'r.-»i.lrnt.
Grace Gates, .\.II
St. George, Utah
Competitive (!»pcra (3).
Leon Evans, B.S.
rransfcrreU from Kicks
lege, 19J5; Ucbaling
President, Idaho Club
John S. Lewis, B.S.
Eula Waldilam, B.S.
Sugar City, Idaho
Clothing and Textiles
Transferred from Ricks Col-
lege, ]'>2S: Vice President.
Gamma Phi Omicron: Vice
President. Idaho Club.
PiioFBE Sauls. B.S.
Foods and Nutrition
WiLPono AsHav, B.S.
.Spanish Fork, Utah
Accounting and Business
Betty Davies, B.S.
Clothing and Textiles
Competitive Opera (U.
Jesse L. Roberts. B.S.
Sugar City, Idaho
Transferred from Ricks Col-
WILLIAM F. Edwards
Junior Class Year
The Junior class, larger than ever, more successful than ever, happier than ever,
more studious than ever, and as ever very active in student affairs, socially, scholastic-
ally, athletically, and forensically.
Under the able direction of the President William F. Edwards, assisted by Marva
Hodson, and Helen Carroll, the class has sped happily along. The bi-monthly class meet-
ings were well attended and the programs presented were entertaining and instructive.
Business was woven into the class fun and the affairs of the group generally were well
and efficiently taken care of.
A distinctive garb was adopted by the class. For the boys the garb consisted
of brown corduroys and a striped buff and brown tailored jacket. The girls chose
to wear the tailored jacket adopted by the boys.
Scholastically the class has ranked high. Juniors have appeared on the honor
role, but these were not isolated cases for the general average of the class as a whole
was unusually good. In scholarship and in all student activities the Juniors have been
among the most prominent.
Every sport on the calendar found Juniors participating in goodly numbers, and
not a few of them were outstanding. From football to swimming, the Juniors
have given a whole-hearted and active support. They have been good losers and gracious
The high spot of the year socially for the whole school was the Junior Promenade.
Formal, courteous, gracious, beautiful, and quaint; the ball sponsored by the class of
'28 was in every way up to the standard set for B. Y. U. Proms. The Prom, al-
though being the peak socially for the class did not stand alone in the social activities
of the Juniors. The Junior-Senior Kermess, a joint party between classes was a fun
fest for all. Costumes from the scant to the scrumptious were there. Nationalities
from Timbuctoo to the U. S. A., characters from the jungles, from the plains, and from
the drawing rooms mingled together in the most informal and happiest party of the
year. A lake trip was enjoyed by the Junior Class towards the end of the year. Utah
Lake and a full moon provided the setting — the class did the rest.
The Junior class, larger than ever, more successful than ever, happier than ever,
enjoyed its year. We've played hard, we've worked hard, and we've profited much.
ALTON R. LARSEK RAE RUST THELA BUCHANAN WILLIAM J. SNOW. jR.
EDGAR Booth Naomi Broadbent Robert Clutis
Around the theme of Wonderland, well worked out in the favors, decorations, and
refreshments, the annual Junior Promenade, swelled, rode high, dipped down, eddied and
swirled in a maze of mingled emotion.
Many more than Alice were in Wonderland on the night of February- 11, 1927,
but it is doubtful if the reactions of Alice were any more varied than those of the
quietly happy throng in the Ladies' Gymnasium. To enter the Prom the guests
came in through the "rabbit hole" only to find themselves face to face with large
mirrors. Branching from the mirrors both to the left and to the right they entered
Wonderland proper. The walls were banks of flowers, multicolored, and covering
cvervthing. From the ceiling streamed myriads of garlands, flowers, but even the wealth
of flowers was unable to shut out the delicate flow of tinted lights, secluded, but
glinting through the foliage, lending truly Wonderland atmosphere to the hall. In the
center of the floor stood a large bower, covered with ferns, flowers, and butterflys
and in the center of the bower was the "pool of tears." In the corners were largish
toad stools, and spider webs. Refreshments were served from a grotto and were in
Wonderland forms. The guests ate ice cream in the shape of cats, turtles, rabbits, lions,
strawberries, and other oddities. Engraved leather programs were favors and conformed
to the general theme of the Promenade.
The Promenade of 1927 is past, but the memory lingers. It was a beautiful
thing, a high spot in the life of even.- Junior, and a quaint, happy evenmg in the life of
The Banyan Tree
To The Class of '28
The following beautiful greeting sent to "The Banyan" by our friendly President
Franklin Stewart Harris, written as he sat beneath the spreading branches of the
greatest banyan tree, may, with all appropriateness, be inscribed to the class of '28.
As Seniors the members of this class will have the privilege of welcoming him back
to Alma Mater and will have the honor of receiving their baccalaureate degrees directly
under his administration. They will be the first as a class, after his return, to go out
and exemplify the symbol of the banyan tree, as interpreted by the B. Y. U.
Therefore, we inscribe this greeting and these pictures and what they symbolize
to the class of '28, and charge them with the responsibility of answering; the greeting
with noble deeds, that they, like the myriad trunks that strengthen the banyan tree,
may fasten deep into the fundamentals of truth and thus strengthen our Alma Mater.
December 12, 1926.
"I am writing this greeting to 'The Banyan' while sitting under the largest banyan
tree in the world. This tree is in the Botanical Gardens in Calcutta, India. On the
tree there is a sign board which says that the tree is one hundred fifty-seven years
old. Its crown has a spread of one thousand feet in circumference and it has six
hundred and one aerial roots which have rooted in the ground. It is eighty-nine feet
high. Its scientific name is given as Ficus Bengalensis, Linn., which shows that it is
related to the fig tree.
"Our entire B. Y. U. student body could stand under this tree at one time and
all of them be shaded by its branches. As I write I see probably a dozen clusters of
people under it and none of them are close enough to the others to hear what members
of the other groups are saying. Among those under the tree are women with rings
in their noses and others with their ears filled all over with ornaments of various
David F. Hart
Sophomore School Year
Under the capable leadership of President David Hart and Vice-President Mar>' Lee,
this school year has been one of outstanding accomplishments for the class of 1929.
Three hundred and fifty loyal class members have made the year one of pleasure and
Unique class uniforms stimulated a feeling of good-fellowship among the members
of the class, that made for splendid cooperation along the lines of social activities, com-
petitive sports, oratory, music and dramatics. At the beginning of the year the boys
adopted a uniform of jacket, trousers and cap, of the corduroy type, trimmed with plaid.
The girls adopted a cU'ver blue "jacqucrjack."
Two outstanding parties have been fostered by the class. First in importance was
the Loan I'und Ball, which was financially and socially very successful. This ball was
instituted by the Sophomore Class of 1921 as a project for each second year class to
promote. The fund is available for students who are in need of money to complete their
school year. The first party of the year was a "Kid's" party, a dance of merriment and
The Sophomores won the honors of the Cross Country Run this year thereby en-
titling them to a Turkey Dinner, in which the whole class took an active part.
Sophomores have been foremost in the fields of sport, music, dramatics, literature
The year has been marked with good cheer, good fellowship and successful activities.
"z. ■■!. If:
Sophomore Loan Fund Ball
Interest and enthusiasm of the Sophomore Class for the "biggest constructive un-
dertaking of the school year," backed by that of the entire Student Body, was responsible
for an unprecedented success of the annual Sophomore Loan Fund Ball.
An active committee headed by William McCoard, with Mary Lee, Max Taylor,
Elroy Nelson, and representatives from each of the classes collaborating, launched the
campaign with an intensive ticket drive. The spirit of the occasion carried over to the
business men of the city, eliciting their cooperation in contributing prizes for the sale
contest. Individually, Miss Leah Broadbent, freshman, carried the high sales record with
one hundred tickets, while the inter-class contest laurels wet to the Sophomores.
The grand ball was notable from two angles. As an informal social it stands
paramount. As to finance — the prime motive behind it all — it was a tremendous success.
Proceeds of the ball amounted to five hundred dollars all of which was applied on the
Fund — this the largest addition yet made by any one class. It is felt a surety that the
accomplishment of this year will serve to only heighten and emulate the worthy cause
of the Loan Fund among the classes that will follow from year to year.
LAURA SHUKIl I I 1
D. ELDON BECK
JEAN C. NlELSON
La Cloe Robbins
La Mont Sowby
. .I.EN Lasson
J. Earl Garrett
( I ORENCE Robinson
I i;oi.A Christensen
R El. DON CROWTHER
I. A PRELE THACKER
Lou VELL ROBERTS
LESLIE J. PRYDE
11. LA LEMMON
ALVERDA DE LANCr
HFI FN MF-NDENHALI
ZiNA LEA Master
Dorothy R. Ericzon
PAUL L. HORTIN
1 UIS blanchard
I , JEWEI LINEBAUGH
^^^J' 'z^'^^l^^j^^ "
Willis R. Dunkley. Spcaai
HENRY D. Taylor. Sptcial
Eunice Anderson. Sptcial
LA Vie Smith. Special
FRANK C. MITCHELL. Special
B. P. BROADBENT. High School
L HINCKLEY. Special
Catherine Eyring. Junior
Joseph Crane. Special
■ Kl R. Bodily. Sophomore
.STEWART Anderson. Junior
BRUCE Gilchrist. Sophomore
James C. Peterson. Junior
LERIMER CHRISTENSEN. Soph.
THELMA Warner. Sophomore
THAROI. Larson. Sophomore
Roy McDANIEL. Junior
ROBERT CORLESS. Sophomore
WILMA SWAPP. High School
ELAM Anderson. Sophomore
KYLES Clark. High Schoni
NOR.MA Jackson. High School
Udell Jackson. High Schoui
MYRTLE SEWARDS. High School
W S. WHITAKER. High Sch..
NITA WAKLI ILI.D
Secretary ■ Treasurer
Freshman Class Year
The class of "30 leaves behind it a most commendable freshman record. Nearly five
hundred students attended the first class meeting and prepared to inaugurate a banner
year by electing Fred Moore, President; Nita Wakefield, Vice-President; and Mildred
Davis, Secretary and Treasurer.
Early in the year the famous "Y" spirit was appreciated and assimilated, which
probably explains the unprecedented success of the Freshman Class in winning honor in
the various major activities and interests of the school.
The class reaped fame in the fields of oratory, dramatics, music, debating, athletics
and in inter-class competition.
One of the greatest achievements of the year was the winning of the State Champion-
ship in Freshman football.
Feminine pulchritude must also be granted this class, which succeeded in placing
three contestants in the celebrity contests, one of whom won the title of "most popular
lady", and another, second place in the final beauty adjudication.
Consummately, the Ireshman Class of 1926-27 has given much to the success of
the school vear.
Phyllis Alston Mildred Pace
Arthur 1>. Ila>Vr David Morgan
Charles N. Mcrkley
Verona Blake Marien Bean
Lewis Cordon Le Roy Gibbons
J. Elial Whitehead
Elva Wilkinson Oral Goodiich
V'erl G. Dixon
Margaret I. Fowler
G. Grant Gardner
MYRON G. HOLGATE
The High School Year
The school year of 1926-27, at the "Y" High School, has been the best, most
enjoyable, and most prosperous of any in its history.
For the first time "Y" High School has become a separate imit, complete in
its organization, and complete in its activities.
There have been several activities introduced for the first time. We were admitted
to the State Basketball League, as a member of the Alpine division. We held our
first Junior Promenade. We became a member of the State Debating League. Further-
more, we have held our own assemblies.
In the basketball world, our team, while it did not go to the State Tournament,
did exceptionally fine work. As the infants of the Alpine division, many handicaps
had to be overcome. The team, new, inexperienced, but determined, did creditable
work, of which we are proud.
On the track and the tennis court we expect big things of our men. Last year
the "Y" High School won the State in Tennis Singles — and we have every reason to
believe we shall take both singles and doubles this year.
In dramatics, the annual competitive play was a delight to all who saw it. Several
one-act plays have been presented during the year. In addition to this, many numbers
for the assembly programs have been furnished.
Debating for our first time, many difficulties were encountered. But the spirit
has entered our school, the nucleus has been formed, around which a real debating record
is to be built.
Our first annual Junior Promenade, with all its splendor and beauty, marked the
beginning of a new epoch in the social life of our school.
This, together with the Senior Hop, Fools Day Party, and other regular parties
have afforded a splendid social opportunity for everyone.
The Yelling Contest was again won by our school. Three years we were the
victors and the Evans-Jensen Trophy has become our permanent possession. It decks
our halls and calls us on to new victories and new conquests.
The County Typewriting Contest was won decisively by the "Y" High School
typists. In the State Contest the trophy, awarded by the Mountain States Telephone
and Telegraph Company was won by our typists.
The student body organization has worked as an efficient unit to make the year's
activities a success. '
How It Happened
The "Y" High is growing
Just watch what I say
We've waited and waited
Now we've found our day
From near and from far
Everyone firm and true
We've gathered to praise you-
Our dear White and Blue.
Not the last, nor the first
Of this school year's real treats
Came our Seniors grand ball
A remarkable feat,
Called a "hop" we are told
Not by one, but by all.
Hop they did, many say
At this Seniors' grand ball.
Toward a leader for us
All our interests we turned
Myron Holgate our choice
We happily learned.
As a help and an aid
Sarah Dixon we named —
With those two at the helm
We would march on to fame.
Take a look at the first
'Twas an April fools dare —
Just the day of all days
For a costume affair.
We were there in the spirit,
We were dressed for the ball
And Fool's day of this year
Was portrayed by us all.
Melba Lee, Merle Vance,
Paul Holt, and Neff Smart —
Each one was to help
In our great onward march.
First a party just fine
At the foot of the hill
Let us know that this year.
With good things would be filled.
Debating our first year
We worked on to the last,
Though our spoils were not great
We did gain power fast.
Friends from North, friends from South
In our friendliest fray
Were glad to take notice of all we did say.
Basket ball in our school
For the first time in years
Came into its own place —
We got into a league.
To our men we give honor
To their school were they true-
For they gave all their best
To the White and the Blue.
In our halls is a cup
'Tis an emblem of gain
Three times reached the goal
That led on to fame.
The Evans-Jensen cup
For yelling is ours,
We've won — glad to say,
One thing from high powers.
Then our interests we turned
To our one annual play
"Seven Chances" its name —
Real success crowned its day
To repeat it, the call came
We did answer the call
And again did we play
To the pleasure of all.
On the track and the court
Our men will gain fame
Push onward, press onward
As in past, now the same.
Dame Fortune smile on us
And our pleasure not mar —
That the "State" we may win
Spread our glory afar.
Junior Prom — thee we hail
As the best of the year.
That aught can surpass thee.
We have nothing to fear.
Gliding here, dashing there
Pretty belles, handsome beaus.
Of its beauty, its grace
Not half can be told.
From our halls, worthy Seniors
Will go to far realms.
We'll grow, and we'll prosper
And bring glory to them.
All the future holds treasures
And pleasures in store
For all who do enter
The "Y" High School door.
Al MA NlPl.SON
Ml Rl IN BROADHEAD
t Omvi- Warni r
Al LIE Main
Al MA NIELSON
( AKoi iNE Hansen
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Scene in Kaibab National Forest, Arizona
The School Year
^X'llcn the world is convinced that "This is the Place,"
Perhaps you'll be proud to look back and retrace
Just what happened, and read of how quickly time flew
While you were attending dear B. Y. U.
When two I'rcshies first came and asked Hayes for a card
They found it not easy to read, but quite hard.
For one asked, "What means this, when it says here 'three quarters'?"
"Why seventy-five cents. Can't you read? You big tortoise!'
One week passed full of greeting and wrong registration.
From going to classes we got consolation.
Yet this tranquil peace was not to last long.
For out flashed green caps, which to Freshies belonged.
After one night of dancing and handshakmg gay.
The strong youths who survived rose at break of the day
And Mount Timpanogos they started to climb,
While those who stayed home missed a "whale of a time."
Pardoc flashed the first play, "We've Got to Have Money,"
Which struck all the students as being quite funny.
But on the next day o'er our face a cloud came
When the Cougars got beat in the C. Teacher's game.
We wonder what "stude" could forget the great day
When the Aggies were held by the Cougars at bay.
In that killing and thrilling Founder's Day game.
Which for us predicted new glory and fame.
Right along with the swing of the "formal dance" talk
Came the classes with new stuff in which they would walk.
The seniors like patriots in the white and the blue,
With the other class' dress made a real striking view.
But the shock of class costumes was not to last long,
For the Young Cougar team started on a new song.
They walloped the Teachers by a thirty — "O" score,
While the Senior Court sentenced F'rosh as ne'er before.
Monday morning the students were told how to vote,
A service we thought the school would not promote.
But the "uppers," not bothered, held great celebration
By giving a "Kermess" of all the great nations.
On the day after "Minick" the students all rushed
To the old Cummings field to see Utah get crushed.
And although they would liked to have brought home the bacon.
The fact that they scored was a big consolation.
The students returned from the game broke, and found
The Soph's Loan Fund signs, and their salesmen all 'round.
And though every "stude" had to borrow his dollar.
They all came across without giving a "hollar".
The Cross Country Run gave us all a surprise
When a Freshie named Bentley walked off with the prize.
And all afternoon how the students would run
To get home for Thanksgiving and four days of fun.
The last of the quarter was one grand event.
For the Frosh were released from their weeks of torment.
Of using back doors and of wearing green caps.
And of receiving spats on the "backs of their laps."
The most of the students were forced to conclude
That a few upperclassmen got acting quite crude.
When in Freshie assembly they got up as tranced,
And followed a "guy" to the gym where they danced.
But relief from exams and class fights came about
When they danced with the Frosh till the lights were turned out.
And the first quarter ended with everyone glad
And as pleased as could be for the fun they had had.
The new quarter started as fast as the first,
And more text-books, MY! How they drained on the purse.
The "Stadium Co-op" or the regular book store
"Added sums to the fund," we're told, as ne'er before.
The students were thrilled at the annual play
Of the Seniors who staged "Mrs. Bumpstead Leigh."
On the next night the girls had a regular spree
And the time of their lives at the Girls' Jamboree.
The week before Christmas and all through the halls.
Not a student escaped hearing Banyan sales calls.
The prizes were flashed in the show case with care.
In hopes that the salesmen would each get their share.
Just before students left for their Christmas vacation,
The Banyan as host caused one grand animation.
The program at morning and the dance at the night.
Topped the whole week off and left everything right.
The first of the year started things with a boom.
Debaters and hoopsters were found in each room.
Working and hoping till things sure did seem
That the "whole darn bunch" would be making the team.
The first game of the season gave students a thrill
When we beat the old "Grads" to the finish, but still
The sadness came to us on Saturday night
When the Apex team beat us in spite of our fight.
The boys of the school put on feminine dress
And staged "Three Y's Men" which showed real cleverness.
While in Logan though Cougars were battling for "Y,"
The Aggies came out with the best of the tie.
The students were roused on Saturday night
When they heard the old bell whose clang told of the fight
And the clash of the Cougars with Redskins and Utes
And how "Y" succeeded in conquering the "brutes."
The "Y" Girl Debaters though hard to refute
Won from the Aggie but lost to the Ute.
At Vivian Park for two complete days
The students all reveled on skiis and on sleighs.
The Junior Prom seemed to outdo expicctation.
Its beauty called forth lots of real admiration.
"Wonderland" wove round the students a spell,
Till they felt that no other Prom this could excel.
"Monsieur Bcaucaire," the competitive play,
^X'as a real success without dismay.
The costumes were j;orgcous and settings superb.
And some of the actors could really be heard.
The fellows who swam on the Cougars' team,
Showed they were better at paddling the stream
Than fellows who came from the north and the south.
So they brought home the bacon to "Y's" hungry mouth.
The last of the quarter gave Banyan full sway.
Celebrity contests grew close each day.
Each beautiful lady and popular "gent"
Vied for first place. 'Twas some grand event.
The Banyan week ended and for this event
The program they gave was most excellent.
That night at the dance 'mid the prizes and candy
The "Informal" style proved itself very dandy.
"Elijah" carried us back to that day.
In the Bible when Ahab and idols held sway.
The music was fine, but it failed to inspire
The God of Elijah to bring down the fire.
The Seniors on "Y Day" proceeded to climb
With some Freshies, all loaded and covered with lime.
To the "Y" for their annual cleaning campaign.
And they did the job right, in spite of the rain.
The "White Mule" and "Bluebird" got into a scrap,
The Mule kicked the Bluebird nigh off of the map.
But that the Bluebird flew back 'with fire in his eye.
And placed three good men, no one will deny.
Rowe, the Track captain, showed all at the meet
That at jumping and running he could not be beat.
The result was that "Y" in spite of its size
Just missed by an inch of getting the prize.
Girl's Day! Men? Of course they succumb
To the wily enchantment of smiling "Yum Yum".
A program, a date, the May Fete and Dance
Filled the air and the men with a dizzy romance.
Then their Banyans and Tennis, a track meet and hike,
And Senior and Honor day all of the like. iV,'
And every event only stressed the conclusion j > V
That "This is the Place" and not a delusion. | J! |
And when one looks back at the year with its fun.
And thinks of the chums and the friends he has won.
He pities the Senior whose four years are through
And envies the Frosh who'll be new at Young U.
The "Y" News
Unusual ability, untiring effort, careful planning, and unity of purpose arc the
factors which have been responsible for the remarkable success of The "Y" News during
the past year. The "Y" News has been raised to a new and higher level. This is
not said with any intention of depreciating the work of those in charge of the publica-
tion in previous years. To those acquainted with the excellent work done in years
past, the statement that the work has been raised to a new and higher level will convey
an idea of the high standard the publication has attained this year.
The success of the paper is due in very large measure to the ability, skill, willing-
ness to work, and the sincerity of Gail Plummer, the editor-in-chief. Gail's purpose
has been to reflect the spirit of the "Y" and the attitude of the students. The paper
he has edited has been a credit to the B. Y. U., and has truly caught and recorded its
unique spirit. Art and skill have been shown in the arrangement of the paper. "Fair-
ness" has been the watchword. Prejudice and bias have had no place in it. The
opinions of the students have been sought and printed. The truth has been scrupulously
recorded regardless of how some few may have felt with regard to it.
The staff was selected on a competitive basis from sixty contestants. Most of
them had had experience as writers for high school and college publications previous
to their appointment to The "Y" News staff. The tryouts were conducted over a period
of four weeks, during which time the articles were submitted under a non de plume.
Credit is due the staff for high quality writing, accuracy, and a willingness to cooperate.
The "Y" News Staff
Jesse Simmons Stewart Anderson
Sports Editor Associate Editor
Alberta Scorup Lynn Haywakd
Reporter Associate Editor
Lois R. Eyring Jennie IIolrbook
Society Editor ' Reporter
Pratt Bethers Laura Shuktleff
Busincss Manager Reporter
Ci.ARK Larsen Eddie Isaacson
Mary Peterson La von Youm;
Dorothy Decker Marie Poulson
Stanley Hardy Maud Nilsson
Assistant Business Manager Reporter
Glenn S. Potter
C. E. N'elson
\^v. Alton Partridce
\\. J. Snow. Jh.
JULIUS V. MADSbN
Wll.LARD H. CLARKL
In this, the "This is the Place" edition of the Banyan, we have tried to portray
some of the beauty of the glorious country in which wc live with a hope that it might
tend to heighten the appreciation for what we have, and also to depict some of the
"high spots" in the school year just passed.
This year marks the commencement of a new epoch in the history of our school —
the commencement of a new fifty years. In harmony with the progress of the institu-
tion wc have attempted to place the Banyan on a bigger and better scale by enlarging
the size of its pages, and broadening the scope of its appeal.
We have introduced a number of new features into tiic book, such as the rather
extensive scenic section, enlarged campus and introductory sections, devotional and other
sections which come under the divisional heading, "Features," autograph and some other
additions that will be noticed upon perusal of the book. In order to make room for
these new features it became necessary to cut down some of the others which have re-
ceived more space in past editions of the Banyan. However, wc have attempted to give
each activity a relatively proportionate amount of space.
We hope that some of the joy that the staff has experienced in building this book
may be felt by the readers of it.
Julius v. madsen
i awrfnch lee
The Banyan Quartet
"Yes sir, wonderful little quartet that!" Being just as modest as we can, yet wc
must, in fairness to the universal opinion relative to the organization, say this much for
it. Otherwise someone is sure to "fee! hurt." Coming into existence in time to make its
debut into society during the second devotional program given by The Banyan, the
"Quartet" has had a season of exceptional success. It has appeared in places varying
from the "sands of the sea-shore" to the Athenian rostrum of a city park; it has wafted
its melodious harmonies through the ethereal spaces via K S L, cleaning the atmosphere
of all static; it has traveled far and wide but it "hasn't made a penny with its boom,
zing, zings." (The latter comment is dedicated to the Male Glee Club.) But you have
not heard the last of the Banyan Quartet. If you are fortunate enough to travel through
the parks of Southern Utah and Arizona this summer, we shall "favor" you (if you
make special request) with "Spring Time in the Rockies" — as revised by Pratt Bethcrs —
and perhaps with another song or two. So long until then.
ASAHI. C. LAMBERT
Chairman Debating Council
The Forensic Year
The Forensic season of 1926-27 set a standard of achievement which coming years
will find most difficult to surpass, or even to equal. To no one doer can credit for this
record be laid, but certain individuals are responsibh- in a great part for the unusual
results of the year. The work of the debating council including A. C. Lambert, chair-
man, Ur. ^X^ |. Snow, J. C. Swenson, and Elmer Miller, must be noted at the outset.
The support of the student body and the general public has been gratifying indeed,
and has been no small factor in determining the success of the year's work.
The new attitude adopted toward debating has been a contribution of the past
season which will be of permanent value. The old idea of debating as a formal
argumentative contest, in which teams won victory or suffered defeat according to
set and technical rules of judging, has given way very largely to a less stereotype
."•ttitude toward the activity of public discussion. The idea of formal victory has been
replaced in most instances by the desire and the attempt of speakers to bring the audi-
ence to their personal view of the question, and in this thundering argument
has given way to the more entertaining and enjoyable use of wit, of elegance, of erudi-
tion, of logic. In the unusual intercollegiate debates presented during the season, this
new attitude has been uppermost.
Even if distinctions could be claimed on no other grounds, the variety of debates
presented during the past year would mark the year of 1926-27 as outstanding. The
scries of debates with Wyoming, Idaho, Montana on the liquor question proved to be
of current interest to the general public. The debate with Colorado marked an epoch
in debating at the "Y", as it is the first time a women's team from outside the state
has met B. Y. U. women debaters. This year the Brigham Young University sent a team
to California where they engaged in a series of debates with universities on the coast.
The University of Southern California paid us a return visit, the subject of Mussolini
as benefactor to Italy being argued.
As is the custom each year the Brigham Young University men's and women's
triangular debates were staged with the U. of U. and the U. A. C. Great interest and en-
thusiasm were shown in these debates, because th<' subjects discussed were of current
concern, and also because decisions were given.
The effect of this remarkable series of contests has been to arouse unprecedented
interest among the general public, and to win the support of the students to the activity.
WlI-LARD H. CLARKE
RAYMOND B. HOLBROOK
The California Sympossia
The season of debating for the Young University was formally opened Friday
January 28, 1927, when Young University represented by Edgar Fuller and Don Clutt
met the Occidental College debaters, Mr. Tiyler and Mr. Krienler. The sub,ect of
debate was "Resolved: That this house condemn the present governmental tendency
to restrict free speech, press and assemblage."
It appeared that the men from the "Y" had the matter in hand better than their
friends from the Coast although their delivery was not as smooth. The debate however
was informal, so there was no decision rendered.
March 12, in College Hall the question, "Resolved: That Mussolini is a bene-
factor to Italy," was very well discussed by the representatives of the University of
Southern California and the B. Y. U. Mr. Hendley and Mr. Sagertsen upheld the af-
firmative for California while Willard H. Clarke and Raymond Holbrook handled the
negative for the Young University. The debate was non-decision with an open forum
The i;entlemen from California maintained that the Italian dictator was a bene-
factor to his country because he had stabalized its government and financial institutions
ond had made Italy a recognized world power. The local artists claimed that he
had harmed the individual rights of citizens, socially, economically, and politica ly, and
that this harm far outweighed the good he had done, therefore he was a malefactor
to his country.
The debate was well attended and was enjoyed by all present.
The B. Y. U. debating team, Sherman Christensen and Leon Evans, accompanied
by Coach A. C. Lambert left Provo for Los Angeles on March 13, 1927.
In Los Angeles they met Occidental College and the University of Southern Cali-
fornia on the question "Resolved: That Mussolini is a benefactor to Italy. Both
debates were of the open forum, non-decision type. The audiences were very good and
the debaters considered that the contests were successful.
At Stockton the debate was on the same question as at Los Angeles and was ot
the non-decision type. The "Y" News reported that the team neglected to send in
reports of the debates but it is well known that non-decision contests are always
won by the team that is doing the reporting so the comment was unnecessary.
The trip into the California domains did much to bring the Colleges there into
closer fellowship with the B. Y. U. It is to be hoped that the "Y" will even more
extensively broaden her relationships in this activity next year.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY vs.
UNIVERSITY OV WYOMING
The afternoon of I'cbrunry 18, DcAlton I'.irtridge and Glenn Dickson representin};
the B. Y. U., met the University of >X'yominj; in Collrj;e Hall, on the question, "Re-
solved: That the Volstead Act should be so modified as to permit the sale of light
wine and beer."
The popularity and versatility of thf question itself caused wide-spread interest
in this debate, and gave the participants a chance for some very clever work. The
proposition was well handled by both teams.
This debate was conducted in the new style. Any person in the audience was
permitted to ask the debaters questions after the main discussion. No decision.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY vs.
MONTANA STATE COLLEGE
The B. Y. U forensic artists, Ross Pugmiri' and Klroy Nelson failed to convince
more than one of the three judges that we should not legalize the sale of light wine
and beer, in a discussion with the Montana State College of Bozeman, held in College
Hall, March 7.
The Montana boys, Joe Livers and Henry Gardner, brought a very interesting new
argument into the arena. Their main contention was, that prohibition in its present
form was successful in the major part of the United States, but that there was a need
for a change in fifteen states, and light wine and beer was the logical remedy for the
situation. This was an unexpected attack with which the locals were unable to cope.
The debate was interesting from the first speech to the last rebuttal, both teams being
able to handle themselves on the platform to advantage.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY vs. IDAHO
The B. Y. U. platform artists, Don Cluff and Glenn Dickson were successful in up-
holding the negative side of the question, "Resolved: That the 18th Amendment should
be so modified as to permit the sale of light wine and beer," against the team repre-
senting the University of Idaho. The debate took place in College Hall on March 11.
The Idaho team, Warren J. Montgomery and I.oel Simmons, attempted very clever-
ly to shift the burden of proof by saying that the locals had to show how the prohibition
law in its present form could be enforced. The B. Y. U. men came back and showed
very plainly that the burden of proof still rested with the affirmative, and that they
had to show that modification of the law would remedy the situation.
This debate marked the opening of forensic relationship between the two schools.
MEN'S TRIANGLE DEBATES
The Men's triangle debates between the U. of U., U. A. C. and B. Y. U., were held
on February 8, 1927. The question for these debates this year was, "Resolved: That
this house condemn the present tendency to encroach upon free speech, press, and
The "Y" affirmative team, Sherman Christensen and Leon Evans met the U. of U.
in College Hall. Sherman and Leon successfully upheld the affirmative side of the
freedom of speech question. Profes!:or Peterson of the Agricultural College in his
decision said that the debate was very good from the standpoint of delivery, repose of
speakers and from fairness of dealing with the question.
The negative team, Melvin Strong and Raymond Holbrook accompanied by A. C.
Lambert represented the "Y" at Logan. The one man judge, John K. Edmunds, from
the U. of U. rendered the decision in favor of the A. C.
All three negative teams in the triangle debates traveled and were defeated, conse-
quently all the affirmative teams won at home. Hence the audience in each case was
"International Good Will or General World Peace," was the subject for the Rotary
Club Oratorical Contest which, prior to this year, was known as the Levan Oratorical
Contest. There was a great deal of enthusiasm worked up for this event. The final
contest was held December 15 when the winner of the medal. Reed Morrill, gave his
oration. Reed was also successful in winning from a large field the right to represent
the "Y" in the Rocky Mountain Oratorical contest, staged at Laramie, Wyoming,
He brought home third place honors.
The Irvine Oratorical Contest was held February IS. Elroy Nelson and Dc Alton
Partridge participated in the finals of it. Mr. Nelson's subject was "East is East and
West is West." He treated the labor problems in the Hawaiian Islands. "Utah, the
Wealth of the West," was the subject of Mr. Partridge's oration. He dealt with the
resources in Utah and their conservation. Both speeches were well given. Mr. Nelson
was declared the winner and received the medal given by Mr. R. R. Irvine, Jr.
"Patriotism" was the theme for the Jex Oratorical Contest this year. DeAlton
Partridge and Thomas Reynolds were the final contestants. Mr. Partridge spoke on "The
New Patriotism." The subject of Mr. Re)nold's speech was "Love of Country." Both
speeches were well organized and delivered. Mr. Partridge won the decision.
WOMEN'S TRIANGLE DEBATES
The question for the women's triangle debates between U. of U., U. A. C, and
B. Y. U., was, "Resolved: That fraternities and sororities be abolished from American
The "Y" University affirmative team consisting of Esther Eggertsen, Catherine
Eyring, and Ada Anderson, were victorious over the Agricultural College negative team
in a debate staged in College Hall, I'ebruary 1.
The judge in making his decision said that the speeches of the "Y" team were
far better than their rebuttals while the opposite thing was true of the A. C. debaters.
The negative team consisting of Ethel Lowry, Mary Graham, and Marie Hacking,
debated the U. of U., in Salt Lake City, February 1. The decision was given to the
U. of U., by a slight margin because of genera! effectiveness in presenting the case.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY VS. COLORADO
The "Y" was represented by E'thcl Lowry and Mary Graham in a debate with the
University of Colorado in College Hall, April 1. This was the first time a women's
team from outside of the state has met Brigham Young University women debaters.
Colorado, upholding the affirmative, was able to carry away a three-judge decision
on the question: "Resolved: That the modern tendency of married women to follow
gainful occupations outside of the home is objectionable."
MELVIN Mil l.l-.R
FLOkhS. . J. i I'l-KSUN MADSEN
Hrad of Music DeparlmenI
The Music Year
Each branch of the music department has h id almost unprecedented success this year.
Under the very professional baton of Professor Florence J. Madscn, the combined choral and
ladies' glee club work attained a perfection of art entirely consistent with her exceptional ability
and training. Mrs. Madsen brings to her work a background of training unsurpassed by any
in her line, including degrees of Bachelor and Master of Music, from the Chicago Musical Col-
lege and numerous certifications from some of the best schools and most noted teachers of the
day, including the New England Conservatory of Music — from which she received a diploma
with high honors — Herbert Witherspoon, Victor Harris and others. Companioning her theo-
retical training, Mrs. Madsen has a record of practical achievement which but few ever attain.
She has been contralto soloist for some of the finest organizations and churches in the east, in-
cluding the Old South Church, the Apollo Club, Handel and Haydn Society and the St. Ce-
celia Society, all of Boston, and the Musicians Club of New York. Professor Florence J. Madscn
has a combined training in theory and practice that college instructors in other lines might well
In Professor Franklin Madsen, the Male Glee Club has had an efficiently exacting director.
Taking at the beginning of the year a small group of inexperienced and untrained singers, he
developed an organization of sixty voices which was unexcelled by any college glee club in the
entire region, notwithstanding the fact that other colleges pick their voices, while here any stu-
dent is eligible to membership regardless of his musical inaptitude. Being ambitious to place the
musical curriculum of the B. Y. U. on a truly College standard, Professor Madsen has been most
zealous in securing the technical training that would enable him so to do. During his seven years
at the B. Y. U. he has not only done extensive work in his own line, but he has branched out into
other scholastic fields as well, taking out his A. B. and doing work which in the near future
will entitle him to a M. A. Musically, Professor Madsen has covered a scope of training which
is phenomenal in its breadth. Commencing his musical training in 1912, he has since taken
out certificates and degrees from the most outstanding studios and colleges in America and
Europe, among which might be mentioned the New England Conservatory of Music of Boston,
the Royal College of Music, the Smith, Borland, and Kitson Music studios of London; the
Brancour, Clocz, Plamandon, Guyot, Robert, and the Buisson studios of Paris; the Lustman
Studio of Berlin; the Pietro Studio of Rome; and the Chicago Musical College — from the latter
receiving the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education. This
background of technical training combined with his varied practical experience places Pro-
Male Glee Club
fcssor Madsen among the outstanding musicians and musical instructors of America. Indeed,
he together with his wife, Professor Florence J. Madsen, because of their exceptional achieve-
ments, have been appointed members of the faculty of the Chicago Musical College Master
Course Session for the coming summer.
The B. Y. U. Concert Orchestra under the direction of Professor Le Roy Robertson has un-
doubtedly done its finest work this year.
On December 5, 1926, the first concert of the season was given in the Stake Tabernacle.
A record audience was in attendance and the orchestra gave a splendid account of itself in
Beethoven's first Symphony and the William Tell Overture.
At the Leadership concert Mr. Gustave Buggert, cellist, played Mr. Robertson's Spanish
Serenade with orchestra. The Light Cavalry Overture by Von Suppe and lighter numbers were
also given. On February 28, 1927, the orchestra gave a delightful program including the Peer
Gynt Suite by Grieg and Valse BriUiante by Professor Robertson. Master Eugene Jacobsen,
the wonderful Utah boy violinist, was the soloist.
Ladies' Glee Club
The greatest achievement of the music department during
producing of "EUjah", the famous Mendelssohn Oratorio, as
scenery and costumed. Though the Oratorio as such has been
never before has it been dramatized and produced as an opera,
has been achieved by any other college or amateur company.
Music Department has
been so presumptuous as
this and yet no greater
success has been attained.
The idea of having two
casts compete against each
other for group and indi-
vidual awards proved quite
successful. It added con-
siderable more interest to
the affair and m o r e
prestige to the awards. A
silver loving cup from the
Music Department was
awarded the winning cast
— this to be an annual
award, the one cup to
be perpetuated bearing
the names of the winning ,, ^
, , , Music Department Or.\torio Aw.
cast each year — and the
the year was the successful
an Opera — dramatized with
produced in this region before.
In fact, it is doubtful that this
No other undertaking of the
regular student body mu-
sic awards were given to
try-outs were held elimi-
nating all but two for
each part. These were
grouped into two casts,
the "Elijah" of each com-
pany acting as captain.
The night for the appear-
ance of the respective
casts was determined by
drawing, the cast headed
by Julius Madsen, receiv-
ing the first night and
Bliss Finlanson's group,
Nine judges adjudicated
Tut Winning Casi
A Youth .
. Ruby Thurbcr
The Individual Winners
An Angel Ruby Thurbcr
The Dramatic Year
"This is the place" for j;ood dramatic productions. Conclusive prool ol iliis tad
may be obtained from glancing over the activities of the year. Professor Pardee very
appropriately chose "We've Got to Have Money" for the first play of the season. It
was a clever comedy of a young man's attempt to win his lady fair and prove himself
competent in business as well as in love. The result was that Sherman Christenscn
proved to Lois Bowen bi-yond a doubt that he was good in both and ready to care
for a wife.
A character play, "Minick," was chosen for the next production. The interest
centers around old man Minick who comes to Chicago to live with his son and daughter-
in-law. The habits, ideals, and problems of the younger and older generations were de-
liijhtfully contrasted. Ross Pugmirc in the title role did exceptional work.
"Mrs. Bumpstcad Leigh" decided to make her mark in society. The seniors pre-
sented her with the problems and difficulties she encountered in managing her mother,
marrying off her sister, and trying to make them both over into different social beings.
The cast was a competent one and the play was well done. Emma Snow directed
it under the supervision of Professor Pardoe.
"The Three Y's Men," annual all-boys show, was full of the atmosphere of a
college campus and specifically that of the B. Y. U. It was a combination of musical
comedy and drama written and directed by Professor Pardoe, the music department
aiding in its line. The "girls" were very charming and knew how to get the desired
response from the fellows. A thrill went over the audience as the lights of the library
shone out and above it the "Y" flamed forth. The play was a decided success and
kept one in laughter most of the time.
The annual competitive play "Monsieur Beaucaire," was a beautiful costume play
of old London.
The climax and finale of the year's dramatic productions were reached with the
presentation of the Theta Alpha Phi play "Seventh Heaven." It was the most finished
of all the productions. The stoiy is centered around a French sewer rat who is "a
very remarkable fellow," and a timid, but charming girl. Mary Woolley and Carl Harris
were in the leading roles. They, along with Barbara Green and Milton Perkins were
the outstanding characters although all of the parts were exceptionally well done. It
was a splendid ending for the dramatic year.
"We've Got to Have Money"
Ed liar J Ldikd
Played in College Hail, October 7-8
Professor T. Earl Pardoc, Director
David, The Sport
Tony Platat, New Lawyer
Robert Brady, The Money Man
Richard Walcott, The Guardian
Prof. Biglcy of Columbia U.
Lucas The Valet
"Three Wise Men"
Annual All Boys Show
T. Earl Pardee
Presented in College Hall, January 20 aiu
Jack G rover, A Senior
Bill Parnell, Another Senior
Jimmie Jones, A Fresh
Slick Borrow, Junior, A Room-mate of Jack
Buddy Milburn, Junior and Room-mate of Bill
Blackie Barlow, Race Tout of Salt Lake
Carl Crittenden, Embryonic Inventor
>X'indy Waterman, A "Y" News Reporter
Gorkce, A Banyan Photographer
Capt. Bonneville, Father of Yvonne
Mr. Bronson, Father of Fay
Canada Dry, Yell Leader and Junior
Old Clothes Man
Lc Grande Anderson
Don Corbet t
Yvonne Bonneville, A Senior Evan Madsen
Fay Bronson, Her Chum William McCoard
Town Girls Robert Allen, Thornton Snow, Bruce Gilchrist, Roy Gibbons
(And other supcrnumarics)
EUGENE L. ROBERTS
Dirtclor of Alhlflics
CHARLES J. HART
Assislani Director of Athletics
The best reason for the good showing the Brigham Young university has made
during its recent seasons of athletic conquest has been, in the minds of critics, the able
direction the coaching staff has given to the diversified and usually inexperienced
Director Eugene Lusk Roberts served in 1926-27 his seventeenth year in the ath-
letic department, being absent only one year since 1909, that being the year 1924-2 5
when he was given leave of absence to take over the directorship of the magnificent
Weber gymnasium at Ogden. He is not only an able-bodied, capable coach of athletic
activities, but has a complete knowledge of all phases of physical training. He has
been known for his clean training practices and his clever ideas throughout the Rocky
Charles J. Hart, coach of football, and track, has ably directed these phases of
the athletic system with the aid of Roberts during the past two years, being ap-
pointed to the position of coach from Teton high school at Driggs, Idaho, where he
was coach for two years. Hart was previously known as a stellar track man at the
Utah Agricultural College. At this institution, he not only starred in the two-mile
run, cross-country runs, and -made a position as all-conference end in football, but took
an active interest in all phases of athletics, adopting physical education as his major.
The r-rosh and the Varsity lines have received very valuable aid from part-time
Coach Philbrook Jackson, all-conference tackle of Big Ten, three-year letter man,
captain, and favorite of Stagg, his coach at Chicago.
Coaches Leaf and Webb, mentioned further in their departments, have rendered
assistance to this staff.
CALIFORNIA GAME, AT PROVO
5iorf: « y. V. — O; CalifornW'-l 7
Nol taking into consideraiiun somt of the Jicomplishmcnts of ihc California team, a number of the
spectators may have been slightly disappointed in the fact that the inexperienced Cougar team was only
able to hold the powerful California Agricultural College eleven to a score of seventeen points.
The game was played on the 'Y" field under perfect weather conditions and with eight new men
in the blue and white jerseys. Both teams were nervous as is usually the case in preseason games, par-
ticularly when it is the first interseclional game for one of the tc.ims. This tenseness was disastrous to the
Cougars for it made possible the first score of the Mustangs when l.cdercr crossed the line on a sensational
end run on the first play after the California team recovered the fumbled kick-off.
Not until the fourth quarter, after a place-kick from the Youngsters eight-yard line, and a completed
forward pass and a sprint for touchdown by Hussey of California had finished the scoring did the Cougars
threaten the visitors' goal. This however, they did twice in the final p.riod.
MONTANA GAME, AT BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Score: B. Y. U. — 0: Montana — 2 7
Battling against odds of a heavier and more experienced team as well as adverse weather conditions
the Cougar squad was unable to hold the final quarter rush of the Montanans and came out the losers
by twenty-seven points to nothing in a game played at Bozeman. Montana, on November 6.
Scoring on a break in the first quarter the Bobcats held a safe margin until the final period when
they resumed their onslaught to pile up three additional touchdowns.
COLORADO TEACHERS GAME, AT GREELEY, COLORADO
Score; B. Y. U. — b : C. T.-
After having the game safely put away as a victory for Young University, a belated rally, featured
by the brilliant running of Brown, opposing half-back, and an aerial attack, gave the Colorado Teachers
a 12-6 victory, on the Greeley, Colorado, field, October 9.
With the score 6-6 at the end of the third period as a result of two dropkicks for Young and a
touchdown for Colorado, Young passed to their opponents' ten-yard line, were held, and defeated by a
pass to Brown, who raced through for a touchdown.
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I: I.', I M hl:i
UTAH GAME, AT SALT LAKE
Score: B. Y. U.—7: U. of V .—40
Outside of the sicond and third periods, during which the Utes piled up 31 points against for the
Cougars, the score of the encounter, which was played on Cummings field. November 13. was a 7-7 tic.
The score of the first period was 0-0. but the slippery field, weight and mud cleats of the Utes
could not be held by the lighter, dry-shod Cougars. Forward passes and a fumble were saviors for the
"Y" in the last quarter.
COLORADO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE GAME, AT PROVO
Score: R. Y. V.—6: C. A. C. — 19
Outside of the first twelve minutes of the game in which the Colorado Aggies scored on an inter-
cepted pass and a fumble, the contest, played on the "Y" field. November 20. was. statistically, quite even,
the final score being 19-6.
The concluding scores, a hard-earned straight football touchdown for Young, in the third quarter,
and a similar score in the same period by Colorado, brought the score to 19-6. The figures showed twelve
first downs for Young and thirteen for Colorado.
IREL Hart Rowe B. Skousf.n
Porter C. Hart
The Basketball Year
Although the final tallies indicated but one victory for the Cougars in the basket-
ball season of 1927, considering the fact that only one first-string man, and he a one-
vear man, returned to contend for honors on the waxed floor, the showing was very
commedable. The majority of the games were lost by small margins or last-minute
rallies, one of these fatal rallies coming too late, giving the Youngsters a victory over
the Utah team.
The first series, played against the Aggies at Logan, resulted in one close 50-47
game, Logan barely winning in the last minutes by stemming a Cougar rally; and one
more decisive victory, 62-34 for Logan, the second night.
The second series of games will be long remembered as the hair-raising series of
repeated ties, closely missed long shots, and last minute defeats, against the Utes in the
"Y" coop on January 28 and 29.
A peculiar coincidence will be recalled; the score was 21-15 in favor of Young
at the end of the first half, both nights, and the final scores were similar, being 42-39
the first and 37-3 5 the second night in favor of Utah.
The Montana invasion was a complete disaster, the Montana team of Utah boys
completely overwhelming the Cougars and walking away with a 64-37 victory the first
and a 49-3 3 victory the second night of play.
Close guarding featured the contest the second night resulting in low scores for
both teams in contrast to the brilliant offensives and lack of guarding the first night.
Ai.L Dressed Ur
During the second halt of the first and the first h.ilf of the second games tho
Cougars demonstrated their latent ability by scoring as many points as their opponents,
but it seems that too much of this ability was latent.
After losing their ninth consecutive game on Friday night through the mishap of
another last-minute rally, the Church school team paid its tithing with a win of the
tenth game, the second of the series played at Salt Lake on Feburary 26 and 27, scoring
40-34 in favor of the Cougars.
The Cougars led quite safely throughout the contest until the final minutes of the
contest. Just'before the gun the score was 34-32 for Young when, as usual, Dow began
his sensational work by dropping one through from center to tie the score.
The necessary five-minute period proved the downfall of the Redskins, Collins
scoring a field goal and two foul pitches and Reeves dropping in a double counter to
give the Cougars six against nothing for the Utes.
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Not Quite in the Nude
Ki I VI s
The Utah Aj;ricultural College took the List two games of the season from the
Cougars in a series played on the "Y" gym rectangle March 4 and 5, downing the fight-
ing cat organization by scores of 44-38 and 52-J7 Friday and Saturday respectively.
With the first win of the season still fresh in their minds, the entire student body
backed the team in this final series with a spirit nothing short of remarkable.
Both games were remarkable in that the Cougars outscorcd and outplayed their
opponents in the second periods of the contests, and narrowly missed scoring victories
in both contests. Robert's comeback was apparent, and it was onlv a temporary waver-
ing in the final seconds that spelled defeat for the tenth and eleventh times for the
The Swimming Year
Reflating the performance of 1926, the Young university swimming team scored
the only conference victory of the year for the Blue, easily winning their dual meets,
and scoring 42 points against a second place of 20 p)oints in the Conference meet.
The most outstanding individual athletic representative of the Brigham Young
University this year is also a member of the swimming team. His name is Bud Shields,
born, reared, and educated thus far in Provo. He is the first man since the days of
Larson and Richards (Alma) to be picked to represent the school in national competi-
tion. However, because of Freshmen being excluded from the meet, he was barred from
competition this year. He holds well over twenty state and conference records, and
has beaten the national collegiate time in the 440-yard swim and the 220-yard swim.
His time in the 220-yard was 2:23, while the winner of the national collegiate meet this
year was clocked at 2:26.6.
Shields also has to his credit first place victories in the 40-yard free style, 150-yard
back stroke, 100-yard free style, 200-yard breast stroke, and relays.
No small amount of the credit for these victories is due to Coach C. S. Leaf, who
has been swimming coach of the Provo High School and the B. Y. U. for some five
years. Previous to his coming here from England, neither Provo High School nor Young
University had scored creditably in swimming events, while since he has been here,
Provo High has taken three consecutive state titles and the Cougars have now won their
second Conference victory. Shields, Christopherson, Hasler, Harris, Dangerfield, Booth,
and others are strictly products of this remarkable coach.
Leaf will likely continue on as coach next year and is expected to bring in another
Conference victory, along with the others — which we expect to take in tow next year.
Speaking strictly from a futuristic viewpoint, one might say that the track season
at Brigham Young was a very successful one. Although the first meet was another
characteristic 1926-27 heart-rending two-point defeat, the indications from that meet
were \cry encouraging.
The meet, held April 22, on "Y" field, was in opposition to the Utah Agricultural
College team, last year's Conference champions, and the fin.ii score was 73 ' j to 71 'S
in favor of the I.oganites. The score w.is not decided until the next event to the last
one, and it was in this event, the half-mile relay, that a poorly passed baton slowed up
the Young team sufficiently to cause them to lose the race. The Cougars redeemed
themselves on the last race, however, easily striding the mile relay to victory.
The impressive feature of the meet was that the Provo team walked off with ten of
the seventeen first places, the majority of them by wide margins. This indication shows
that the team has a good chance in a State or Conference meet where firsts are the
Rowe, captain, scored his usually impressive triumph walking off with a first in the
century", furlong, 220-yard hurdles, and the broad jump, giving him twenty points
and high point honors.
Probably the best performances for Young were Rowe's century run in which two
watches clocked him at 9 4 5 seconds and two at ten seconds flat, while a fifth was
disqualified; and Corbett's discus heave of 1 3 5 feet. Corbett has thrown the plate 141
feet, exceeding the Conference record by two feet.
Another near record was made by Phillips of the Aggies when he tossed the javelin
182 feet, just six feet under the record.
Other men who look good for Young are: Bunnell, shot put; Wright, quarter and
half-mile runs; Biddulph, higii jump; and Miller, furlong man.
A K Jt
Knudson C. Knudson
The Wrestling Year
Wrestling brought to Brigliam Young another of its characteristic 1926 one-
point defeats when the Cougar matnien met the Utah aggregation in the local gym-
nasium. One week previous to this meet, the Aggies humbled the local team by a score of
21-9, the same team later taking the Conference title. The score of the meet with
Utah was 14-13, and hinged on the decision of the referee in one of the matches.
Don Corbett, Clark Larson, and Garn Webb were the best bets in the Utah meet,
two of them, Corbett and Larson, winning their matches with falls, while the other two
were given the wins on points.
The outstanding feature of the entire season was the placing of Clark Larson
first in his weight in the State meet, and the two sensational victories of Arnold
Roylance, a student from Springville who has unfortunately lost the sight of both eyes.
Larson was sent to the Western Division meet at Corvalis, Oregon, but he did
Roylance's first victory came in the Utah meet when he threw Elmer Gertsch of
Utah in an exhibition bout in the remarkable time of two minutes. His second and
scoring victory came in the Western Division meet at Logan, in which meet he won
his letter. He was matched against a Utah man, who attempted to take advantage of
his disability, opening the match with a lunge at Roylance from the rear. Through
some unexplainable method Roylance detected the attack and dodged it only to clamp
a terrific headlock and body scissors on the man to throw him in one minute and
Young did not place in the Conference meet, but had Roylance and Larson to
represent it as outstanding performers.
Surprising critics and the public generally, the Young tennis squad has, at the time
of this writing, madi* fair headway toward a state tennis title. Due to the showing
made last year, and the loss of two letter men, not a great deal was expected of the team
this year, making the success all the more pleasing.
Thus far this season, they have won their two most difficult matches, the home
meets — most difficult because the visiting team has the privilege of placing the men.
The Universitv of Utah was the first victim, coming down full of confidence and
with a brilliant line-up. It must be said that the meet was close, match point several
times in the Snow-Buttle — Irvine-Crone match possibly deciding it either way. The
Provo boys' steadiness pulled them through, however, giving them a victory in the fifth
After winning both doubles. Young was tied when Dixon lost his singles to Blevins,
and Gilchrist of Young lost to Hayden of Utah. Buttle brought the match through
safely by defeating Irvine in a gruelling singles match.
The Utah Aggies, after losing their first meet to Utah came down rather dis-
heartened, but showed some fine playing ability. Young repeated the previous week's
performance in taking both doubles, and added to it by winning Dixon's singles, sowing
the meet up safely.
The two remaining matches will be played at Salt Lake and Logan respectively, and
should be victories for Young, the visitors being privileged as explained. This would
again place Young in the tennis supremacy which they held for two years preceding
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With the second year of the invitational track meet open to women, basketball
competition, and the awarding of four sweaters to outstanding girl performers on a
point system, added stimuli have been apparent in the field of women's athletics.
Basketball and volley ball were played during the winter months, both on an inter-
class and intra-mural basis. The motive, was, however, not to win pennants, but to pro-
mote organized athletic activity among the girls.
The girls' track meet created this year perhaps more interest than ever before.
Perhaps chiefly because men were allowed to watch it.
A number of good performances were recorded, bettering last year's considerably.
Chief among these were the performances in the hurdle races and in the relays. The
archery proved to be one of the most interesting of all the contests, drawing the largest
crowd of spectators.
An encouraging factor in this year's improvement is that a number of the better
performers of this season were the freshman girls.
The four girls to receive the sweaters on the activity point system were: Josephine
Dougall, 2,200 points; Bessie Iverson, 1,800 points; Remina Larson, 1,800 points; and
Helen Mendenhall, 1,800 points. The points are scored by the number of hours of
participation 'in any of the various sports such as hockey, tennis, swimming, track,
basketball, and the like. A maximum of three hundred points is given each quarter, and
a minimum of fifteen hundred is allowed before a girl can win a sweater, making it
necessary to participate at least five quarters. The awards are given to those who have
the highest number of points over and above the qualification requirements.
The Silent Cr
The Silent City, Bryce Canyon, Utah
"^T5}iis is the Place"
'This is the Place"
The appellation. "This is the place" and the man who uttered ii arc destined to immortality. The
name of Brigham Young has been recorded into history as one of the grvatesl colonizers and empire builders
of all lime. The people which he led across the trackless plains have been vindicated. Through their hard
work and frugality a sage brush wilderness has been transformed into beautiful fields and thriving industries.
The pioneer spirit has uncovered untold wealth in the boundless hills. Incomparable resources have been dis-
covered and all of it is nestled in the midst of the worlds most exquisite beauty. Located within a radius of
six hundred miles from the point where Brigham Young uttered that memorable phrase. "This is the place."
at« sixty-two national parks and monuments. Many other beauty spots which the government has not yet
christened are to be found within this area. And at the very threshold of each of these places happy Mor-
mon homes arc to be found, whose habitants arc sources of inspiration to the "stranger who comes within
their gates." Indeed. "This is the place" to come into closer intimacy with God; to learn what man can do
through faith in Him. But why should 1 in my puny way attempt to write about this, when before me
stands in memory a man whose fine spirituality has caught the beauty and spirit of it all and committed it
to the language of men in the most eloquent of words. I speak of John Stephen McGroarty. a devout enthu-
siast of California, author and producer of the Mission Play and writer for the Los Angeles Times, who has
told about all of this under the caption; "The Mormon Empire." It was my great privilege to be associated
with Mr. McGroarty. his wife and good friends in the capacity of guide and chauffeur during thc'r visit
through the parks of Southern Utah during the summer of 1426, and from him came much of the inspiration
to attempt this work. Certainly an appreciation for our wonderful homeland not before enjoyed came to me
through my association with him. Let me pass on to you who may read these pages some of his spiritual
personality which radiates through his writings. You will be made the better through the reading. — Editor.
THE MORMON EMPIRE
By John Stephen McGroarty in the Los Angeles Times. Sunday Magazine
Lately, when I had a loan from God and was on my way to the old blue hills of home in Penn's Woods
where I was born. 1 spent a few handfuls of my golden store of time in Utah.
It is a place where I had often longed to be — the great Mormon Empire, the vast beauty of which with
its thrilling story, had lured and fascinated me this long time since.
I have already related in the synagogue, as best 1 could — yet feeling so very futile about it — the wonders
of Zion with its stupendous temples and gleaming domes and I have told the strange tale of the Red City that
Bryce. the Scot, found on a wandering day in a great gash of the Wasatch hills. But, all that is only a little
of the far-flung wonderland of Utah. And now. at last. I have crossed its domain from end to end. and am
left awed in the over- whelming realization of what it means to be an American.
For. this is what you must realize when you cross the continent — that it is a tremendous thing to be an
American. When one's mind grasps the fact that Utah alone and by itself, is a greater country in every
way than all Europe put together, and yet that it is only a small part of our America, after all. then the very
stars on the flag take on a brighter glory and its crimson stripes a deeper name.
Utah that stands at the back door of California, less than twenty-four hours away by train or auto. Its
incalculable wealth within easy reach of our hands, and its indescribable beauty under our very eyes. And.
beyond it. stretching limitlessly to the Atlantic, the sweep of the continent. All of it American, and all of
Wherefort. is it not meet and just that we stand bowed before the throne of the Lord God of the ages in
reverent mind with grateful hearts?
As I traversed Utah, my first thought was of the pioneers. I could not get my mind away from them
ind all that they had endured to reach a promised land. It is difficult to find its parallel in human history —
an exodus before which that of Israel, itself, would seem to pale into in.Mgnificance.
There was a writing man. the latchets of whose shoes I could never hope to be worthy to have loosed,
who has put this thing into wondrously eloquent words. I read them on a creaking caravan — words writ-
ten long ago by the late Judge Goodwin, sometime editor of the Salt Lake Tribune — and that ran thus:
"The exodus to Utah was not like any other recorded in history. The exodus to Italy was to a land of
sunshine, native fruits and flowers, the march of Xenophon's immortal band was a march of fighting men
back to their homes; the exodus of the Pilgrims was to a new world of unmeasured possibilities; but the
exodus to Utah was a march out of despair to a destination on the unresponsive breast of the desert. The
Utah pioneers had been tossed out of civilization into the wilderness, and on the outer gate of that civiliza-
tion a flaming sword of hate had been placed which turned every way against them.
"All ties of the past had been sundered. They were so poor that their utmost hope was to secure the
merest necessities of life. If ever a dream of anything like comfort or luxuries came to them, they made a
grave in their hearts for that dream and buried it that it might not longer vex them."
This is what Goodwin .said of the Mormon pioneers, and no one will ever say it with more exquisitely
And now, three-quarters of a century after. 1 saw their green farms on the banks of shining rivers, their
villages among the trees that their strong hands planted; and I walked the thronged streets of Salt Lake City,
the stately capital of the empire that rose from their faith out of desert sands.
They that made graves in their hearts to bury dreams of comfort and luxury "that it might not longer
vex them." lived on to meet the resurrection of those dreams among smiling fields and flower-flamed gardens
in the desolation of a wilderness that they made to blossom as the rose.
I am not any too well informed as to just what exactly the religious creed of the Mormon Church is —
that church which once wholly dominated Utah, to a great extent dominates it still. It is something with
which I am not concerned. It is a matter for their own consciences, solely. But I do know that the Mor-
mon pioneers in Utah were possessed of a tremendous faith.
There is a sculptured record of that faith erected from enduring stone and bronze in the beautiful gardens
of the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City — the exquisite monument of the sea gulls.
There is no more wonderful story of human faith than this which is told by the monument of the sea
jgul'.s. It was in the year 1848 that the pioneers planted their first crop of grain in the valley of the Great
Salt Lake, upon reaching the "Promised Land" after the untold hardships of the exodus from civilization.
The very lives of the settlers depended on the harvest. And the seed that was sown in hope grew and flour-
ished until it was at last ready for the scythe.
Then, one day, the skies were darkened with endless swarms of marauding crickets that swooped down
on the fields, destroying every growing green thing that they touched. The settlers fought them with the
strength of despair, but all in vain. Nothing that human power could do was able to beat back the black
hordes of the destroyers. And so. not knowing where else to turn, the people fell upon their knees amid the
vanishing harvest, and sent up from their weary hearts supplications to God.
Immediately, then, came swift answer to their prayers. Looking up. they beheld legions of white-
winged gulls, swifter than the winds that bore them, flying from the Great Salt Lake, the sky vibrant with
their rescuing cries. They were the fowled Bluchers come to Waterloo. Down upon the crickets the white
gulls fell, devouring them even as they had devoured the almost ripened grain. And so the crop on which
life depended was saved.
The base of the monument is made eloquent with scenes in bronze that go to make up the story. But
the feature of it all that impressed me most was the sculptured legend, the words of which tell that the sea
gull monument was "erected in grateful remembrance of the mercy of God to the Mormon pioneers."
After this, the Mormon Church was assuredly "on its way," And it had left its martyrs not only with
the grave of its prophet, but in the lonely silences of the hard road it traveled to its Canaan.
Whatever your religious convictions may be. or if it be that you have none, you must still, in all honesty,
feel a profound admiration for the Mormon people after you ha\'e come to know their story.
Stand now in the green valley of Salt Lake, clustered with trees, and then realize that when Brigham
Youngs pioncirs reached ihc spol there was but one lone scraggy tree in ihat vast desolation to greet their eyes.
Of what heroic stuff they must have been made not to have been disheartened as they gazed upon that inhos-
pitable scene! How perfect must have been their faith as ihcy accepted without a murmur the dictum of their
leader when he said "This is the place. "
The promised land of Israel was a land of corn and wine: it flowed with milk and was sweet with
honey, ll was a land in which a man's belly would rejoice. But. to greet the weary hearts, the tired eyes
and the aching bodies of the Mormons was this vast desolation. And yet, they accepted it, even gladly. They
lighted their camp fires upon the arid wastes and lifted up their voices in wild, grateful hymns of praise to
God amid the unwelcoming and inhospitable hills. » • ♦
Utah is destined to see great days — great days of boundless riches and civic glory. Yet it will not .ind
cannot forget the deathless glory of its pioneers — they who drove the stakes of the commonwealh and reared
the rafters of the state. And. in those days that are to be there will doubtless be some carping critic to find
fault and belittle them, and sneer and to laugh, ribalding, above the graves of Brigham Young and his nine-
teen wives. But, with all that — which was his own business and something that has nothing to do with
his almost unparalleled record as an empire buildei — history will be sure to write him down clearly and with-
out petty prejudice.
As for me. who am as far away from the Mormons in their religious beliefs and practices as a man can
be. they have my profound respect. I would not like to think that I could not grant them the justice that
history cannot withhold from them.
It staggers the imagination to contemplate what this empire of Utah really is — the empire that the Mor-
mon people opened up for the world by their faith and sacrifice and sublime courage. Its natural and still un-
developed wealth is so immeasurable and boundless that one does not wonder that Abraham Lincoln in a mo-
ment of prophetic vision declared that Utah is the treasure house of the nation."
There is today unmined coal in Utah sufficient to supply the needs of the entire world for the next
hundred years to come, regardless of the most profligate and improvident uses. It has mountains of iron and
copper, almost inexhaustible stores of silver, great deposits of gold. It has limestone, petroleum, asphalt and
a hundred and one other minerals. It is. indeed, a storehouse of the nation.
And it is at the back door of California. It will send us coking coal for the steel mills that we arc to
build and that will speed their products upon the laden ships to the trade of the Orient and South America.
It will supply us with much raw material that we have not ourselves. Needful things that Californi.i can
telephone for and have delivered to it over night.
Nor does this potential commercial alliance of California with Utah stop with the raw materials of the
mines. California, it appears clearly, is destined to become the most densely inhabited section of the globe.
Its thousand miles of length wi'l be crowded with homes and marts of trade. There will no longer remain
lands for the pursuits of agriculture and stock raising, dairying and all that. There will be one vast city from
San Diego's harbor of the Sun to Sonoma in the Valley of the Seven Moons, and far beyond that. But there
will still be Utah at the back door.
Just now, it is a marvelous experience to ride through the Mormon empire just to see the sheep, alone.
You will meet them crossing the high roads in endless droves, their shepherds and the sheep dogs with them.
It is always a sight that the heart lingers upon lovingly. One thinks of the sunlit plains and starlit hills of
Judea. And the darling dogs that are always so seriously at their task of guardianship. You will love the sheep
and the dogs in Utah; and the Mormon shepherds will wave a friendly hail to you as you pass. And it may
be that, as you sec now and then a black sheep, an old rhyme of childhood will come back to you to find
"Ba. ba, black sheep.
Have you any wool.'
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master, one for the dame
And one for the little boy that lives in the lane,"
Likely enough, I have not quoted exactly by the book, and so Mother Goose may be, even now. lifting
an accusing finger at me. But. oh. sometimes childhood seems so very far away.
As a wind-up of your journey you will perhaps spend some time in Salt Lake City. Nor will it be
time lost, though you may say with others that "all cities are alike." For. it is, after all. true that there arc
a half dozen or so beautiful cities in the world. Salt Lake is one of them. And you will be glad that good
fortune led your steps within its sunny gates.
It is wonderful to think what has been accomplished here during the few short years that have passed
since first our parents treked their weary way to this land. Now we have manufacturing plants of various
kinds to make for us almost anything we may wish or need. When we speak of "home products" we do not
confine them to a few things. Most everything is made right here, and we are happy in the knowledge that
this book has been designed, printed, engraved and almost entirely manufactured right here. And now. let
me express some little appreciation for what has been done by others in assisting with this work.
No success was ever achieved by individual effort alone. Always there has been present aiding forces of
some sort. So. in the creating of this book. Represented herein are the combined efforts and interests of
many people. Limited space will not permit a complete enumeration of all that each has done, nor will it be
possible to even name all who have assisted in one way and another. Yet the book would not have been pos-
sible were it not for the faithful and conscientious work of those who "served behind the lines" — those who
did the mechanical work and those who at various times gave the encouragement necessary to make a continu-
ance of the work seem worth-while. To these we are very grateful though we cannot mention them
The problem of securing pictures for the development of our motif was very real and for a time it ap-
peared as though it would be necessary for us to abandon our idea because of the cost of getting the kind and
number of pictures necessary to successfully develop our idea being prohibitive. Through the great courtesy
of D. S. Spencer. Passenger Agent: and Mr. A. V. Peterson, of the publicity department of the Union Pacific
Railroad System, the problem was doomed to short consequence. These gentlemen placed at our disposal
thousands of beautiful views from which we selected such wonderful pieces as are located on pages 30. 31, 34.
35, 36, 37, 38, 39. 44. and 45. The majority of the small circle views that run through the book in our
border scheme were also received from them. At the time Mr, Spencer and Mr. Peterson were so considerately
caring for our wants from the Salt Lake office of the Union Pacific. Mr. Jack Bristol, of the Omaha offices.
was preparing for shipment to us the collection of wonderful color plates which appear on pages 5. 49. 50.
51. 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59, Except where otherwise stated, the descriptive matter which appears
under the color plates is taken from the Union Pacific "Red Book"-, so we have very much to be grateful for
to the Union Pacific System. Our appreciation for all these courtesies is very sincere.
The other color plates, used as Divisional pages, came to us through the courtesy of the Salt Lake
Chamber of Commerce.
For the Colorado views that appear on pages 46. 47. and 48. together with a number of the small
circle scenes, we are indebted to the courtesy of Mr. Cushing of the Denver 'ii Rio Grande Western Railway
Professor Walter Coltam. of the B. Y. U. Faculty, was very kind in allowing us the use of the Tim-
panogos views appearing on pages 25. 26. and 27. and also the scenes on pages 28. and 29. Professor Cottam
also furnished a number of the small circle pictures and several of the activity pictures that appear in various
places through the book.
For the use of other scenic pictures used we offer thanks to Mr. Maurice Cope of the Brycc Canyon
service. Mr. Harold Russell of the Zion National Park service and Mr. C. R. Reeves of California.
By courtesy of Mr. Galloway Ewing of New York, we were able to secure the splendid pictures herein
reproduced of the Banyan Tree, located on the Title Page and on pages 1 13 and 114. At considerable trouble
and expense he was successful in taking these photographs in Calcutta. India
Such men as B. F. Grant. General Manager of the Deseret News. Earl J. Glade. Manager of Radio Station
K S L. deserve much credit for the encouragement and inspiration they have so often given as the work has
Enough cannot be said in appreciation for the unstinted cooperation which has been given by Mr.
C. W. Birkinshjw. Mr. F. W. Schwcndiman jnd the Dostrct News stjff jssociaicd with ihcm The care ihcy
have exercised in an effort to produce a highly commendable job has been very exceptional, indeed
To Mr. Elmer Finch and his very capable staff of engravers we owe much in the way of thanks More
conscientious effort and careful consideration could not be ^\\en than the S.ili lake I-ngraving Company has
given to this work.
Although handicapped by accidents and troubles to a point of near calamity. Mr. P. S. Eckcr. has dem
onslratcd an unfailing integrity in the manner in which he fulfilled all his promises connected with the pho-
tograph work. Notwithstanding the knowledge he had of obvious loss he kept the quality of his work up
to a point of superiority throughout, and we arc very grateful to him. indeed.
The cooperation received from various agencies within the school, has been very helpful to us Espe-
cially, should Gail Plummer. as Editor of The "Y" News be mentioned.
The question has been asked: "Which member of your staff has been of greatest assistance during the
year?" "All of them." was the answer. A more devoted group of people cannot be found than the mem-
bers of this year's Banyan Staff. From the very beginning they have had their hearts in the work and have
performed their tasks most efficiently. They have offered help, consideration, and the kindliest of support
at all times, without which this work could not have been completed.
Although not a member of the staff, due to membership in other activities, Mr. George K. Lewis, has
been of invaluable assistance in advising and in originating and developing the ideas embodied in the sub-
division pages. "Georkee '. as he is fondly known, has done more for the school during his several years
here than has most any other several individuals combined. Always at the sacrifice of his own interests to
further those of the group at large or the school, he has served in many capacities The student body as a
whole gives thanks and appreciation to "Georkee" for the unselfish service he has always rendered.
To the mothers, wives, and sweethearts of staff members, who. of necessity, have been somewhat neg
lected because of the amount of time taken by the "book", we owe thanks. They have been most devoted
If mention of any others who should be included in these lines, is not made, chalk it up to the lack of
proper concentration caused by the rattle of machinery and the noise of presses, for this has been written
while pressmen have waited. Thanks to all. — Editor.
The following is the summary of an oration delivered by Brigham H. Roberts on the occasion of the
unveiling of the monument erected in honor of the Pioneers on the spot where Brigham Young uttered the
words. "This is the place." We borrow it as a fitting conclusion to this division with thanks to Mr.
Roberts. — Editor.
"THIS IS THE PLACE"
"Prophecy, this! Inspiration, this! Genius! Who can doubt it when he may behold the confirmation
of it in a splendid city and a great commonwealth? Golden words thcsc^ This is the place. Cherish
them, fellow citizens — young men and maidens of Utah — make them live now and for the future: and not
alone to express material advantages, but for moral worth and spiritual power as well. This is the place.'
not only for material advantages, but for the finer things in life as well: for music, art, and science, for
learning and culture: for the development of honor and integrity, in the individual, and in the community
life These are the things of the spirit, they pertain to the people, and the people are of more importance
" Money hath but money's value.
Virtue is not bought or sold.
And a nation's wealth is reckoned
From her people, not her gold.'
"To you all, 1 commend this view of the words:
•' THIS IS THE PLACE.' "
One of the essential bases on which the Brigham Young University is founded is,
that true rcMgion and true education cannot be separated. It is one of the most highly
cherished aims of the institution that these two great determiners of human conduct
shall receive a sympathi-tic and correlated treatment.
The Devotional exercises play a very important part in the plan by which this aim
is fulfilled. At eleven-thirty o'clock in the morning three times each week the students
assemble in College Hall as a student body to participate in these exercises. There
they are addressed by men of wide experience and outstanding accomplishments in the
various fields of art, literature, religion, science, law, government, business, music,
ethics; and the list might be continued almost indefinitely.
The privilege of attending these exercises is one of the most valuable privileges
which comes to a Brigham Young University student. Many of the most fondly treas-
ured memories of col';ge life are results of these hours. They are sources of inspiration
and stimulation. The far-famed "Y" spirit received its birth there; its power has
grown there; and from thence its influence has been extended. The student who does
not avail himself of the opportunity of attending these meetings and of participating
m the inspiration they give is depriving himself of the greatest single force to true
education and culture offered at this university. The spirit of the meetings is unique.
The inspiration of them is invaluable. The breadth and scope of the information
given there is wide and varied.
It is the purpose of this section to preserve some of tiie many valuable and beautiful
thoughts expressed in addresses given before the student body during these devotional
exercises, and make them readily and conveniently available for the use of the students.
Space permits the printing of only a very few of the many wonderful things said.
A complete record of them would be a most valuable possession. The following excerpts
are samples selected from speeches given during the pasd year.
"Happily, the world is full of spurs. The outer world, the inner world, the uni-
verse advances under the urge of spurs quite as much as it docs under the hire
of interest. The spur of appetite keeps the individual from languishing and the
race from becoming extinct. Social spurs accelerate the action of the one to keep
pace with the movements of the many. Custom rules savagery and civilization alike
with spurs. Education carries a multiplicity of spurs: credits, prizes, badges, diplomas,
degrees, etc. Go into any large museum and you will see spurs of great variety in
shape and in quality of material. They will range from pure gold to crude iron. Look
into the mind and you will find spurs without end — intellectual spurs, moral spurs,
— I'roiii Sermonette y^iicii hy PraiJcnt Geo. H. Brimhall
Sc(itemhcr 20, 1926
"Do not think that this institution has lost its growth. It was founded in faith
and it shall never cease growing. University hill will yet be covered with buildings of
the institution and I expect to live to see the day."
— From ipeech ^iicn by Senator Reed Smoot
Noiemher 2, 1926
"Value of Books"
"There is nothing like making companions early in life with the master minds in
literature. Surrounding every grain of wheat there is a husk which must be penetrated
before reaching the kernel. So in reading, it is necessary to go through the husk of
literature before reaching the kernel. Back of every fiction there is a richer story built
around the writer's life. Books arc tools of inspiration, strength and encouragement
if we will but let them be so."
— Vrom sl>cccb i^ircii by Reverend John E. Carver
November ), 1926
"I challenge you to be carriers of peace.
"Flanders Field is not the thing of beauty one is often times led to believe. There
are old wooden crosses and acres of neglected graves. How soon we forget those who
fought for us.
"They fought for a last World War. It is up to us to make it the last World War.
If we think in terms of war there will be war. If we think in terms of peace there
will be peace.
"President Harding said, 'This must not be again. War must be banished from
"Lincoln said, '^X'ith firmness in the right — .' Let us finish the text.
"President Coolidge says, 'It is for us who have seen and survived the disasters
of the late war to prevent another.'
"Let us adopt this text: Go forward and serve until the Prince of Peace shall reign
in the hearts of men."
— From speech by Dr. Lincoln Wirt
November 19, 1926
"Aside from vested authority, apart from position. President Hebcr J. Grant
stands among men:
Straight as the flight of time,
True as tempered steel
Quick as the lightning flash
A dynamo of zeal."
— Given by President George H. Brimhall,
Occasion of President Heber J. Grant's birthday.
November 22, 1926
"The important thing in college life is to make a survey. When you have done
this your goal at least will be on the horizon."
— From speech given by E. S. Hinckley
December 1, 1926
"A New Year's Wish"
"If I could wish you what I would like to wish you for this year we are just
launching upon I should wish you many things, among them new friends but no loss
of old ones; success, but only so much of it as you can use to make your spirit stronger
and the world happier; health, but that by it your sympathy be not lessened nor your
patience shortened; happiness, yet tempered by some shadows to mellow its radiance; a
task congenial, but arduous enough to bring the weariness that welcomes rest; and faith
such that eternal life becomes a loadstone. The God becomes a father and Jesus Christ
an elder brother beckoning you on up."
"We should not look down on a man for doing a certain kind of work. No matter
what a man does, if he does it honorably, if he does it well, I salute him."
— From a speech giien by Dr. Adam S. Beniiion
January 5, IH27
"I have chosen as my text words of a character with whom you all should be ac-
quainted through His teachings: 'It must needs be that opposition comes.'
"Why weeds? Some say God cursed Adam. The text does not say it — 'For thy
sake shall the earth be cursed. Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth.' Weeds are
that man may be challenged to industry.
"Why disease? That man may be challenged to investigation in the line of conquest
over disease, not merely that riian might suffer.
"Why disaster? That man may learn; that man may be challenged to provide
against and in a measure avert it, control the over-flow of rivers, build against the
shaking of earthquakes, and ward off the striking of lightning.
"\C'hv the seeming inconsistencies in nature, such as the roaring Colorado through
the desert? Why too much in one place and t(X) little in another. To challenge men
in conquest over nature."
"I go to the inner world, ^^''hy passion? To ciullenge man's power of self-
"Why the tendency to dodge duty? To challenge the power of faithfulness in
"Why the poor? To challenge our sympathy, our generosity.
"Why the weak? To challenge our helpfulness.
"Then in conclusion, why opposition? That man may be challenged to action.
Then finally, why evil? That good may be challenged to growth."
— Siriiii)int/c l>\ I'rfsiJciif Gi'orfie H. Brimhall
December 1}, 1926
"That Which Counts In Education"
"When you get this great splendid education, the vital question is: Can you
use it? This is the first great requirement. And it is the great problem of young
American people. You don't have to know so much, but if you know how to use
what you do know, that is the thing. The good thing in our education is the part
we know how to use. If you can just separate the things you can use from the things
you can't use, that is the important thing in education."
"A Real Education"
"A real education is that something in this old world which brings a man to the
place where he can face the future without fear."
— From speech given by Cory Hanks
"We should keep our eyes open always. It is necessary that we do our part or
humanity stops. There is a challenge to every generation and you are preparing for
"Happiness comes when you are developing morally, naturally, sanely; and when
you are improving the talents with which the Lord has endowed you."
"As I lengthen the ropes I must strengthen the stakes. The ropes of this genera-
tion are being lengthened more than the ropes of any other generation. I want to
emphasize this one point, that you are now enrolled in an institution that is fastening
the stakes on which you can anchor hopes, faith and all things of life. When the
storms and winds of this modern life attempt to gain your soul you can withstand the
— From speech giieii by Win. O. Rohiiisoii
J ii unary 26, 1927
"Making of a Life"
"Students in school are just on the threshold of life and they should live to make
their lives more abundant, as Christ meant when He said, 'I am come that they might
have life and have it more abundantly.' This is the greatest promise made by the
Savior and is an echo of all His teachings. Life is the most sacred and precious thing.
"Students should not prepare for a vocation alone but for life, which, of course,
means making a living as a means for making a life.
Some of the ends for which people make life are the following:
"I. That they might exist — this always results in drudgery.
"2. That they might have pleasure — which results in unhappiness.
"3. That they might have fame — which results in vanity.
"4. That they might have wealth — which results in sordidness and disappointment.
"5. That they might in the end become like God — which results in character and
"The elements from which we make life are our reactions toward our desires and
appetites. Here power to govern is determined. They make or unmake us. They
urge but should be controlled. Passion drives but must be directed.
"Evil always promises to give life but in the end destroys it. 'The thief cometh
in the night not to give unto life but to destroy it.'
"True life is the realization of the higher virtues. In the morning of youth with
life before you keep yourself unspotted from the sins of life."
— From speech given by Apostle DaiiJ O. McKay
January 25, 1927
"Specialization and Balance"
"Education has become so far specialized that what we have gained in one subject,
we have lost in other subjects. Let me impress you with this one thought. Education
is a preparation for life. If it is to be really valuable it must have two sides. First,
there is the academic side, and secondly, the side which teaches us what we are and
gives us a glimpse of the intuitive side of our natures."
"Music becomes one of the broad adventures of a broad life education. It is not
like the arts, and no attempt is here made to discredit the other arts. Music brings
about in the mind as well as in the emotions, an appreciation of life we cannot do
• — From speech i^iten by Dr. Herbert Withers poon
Febraiiry 2, 1927
'The Ogre oi Fear"
"Wc see the attitude of fear in the dealings of one nation with another. It enters
into the plans of every people. We see the action of fear in the minds of men. It
is for us to join with them in removing fear from the world. We look to you, my
young friends, because we feel that you have the power; that in light you have seen
light; that in this hour of your lives you will never fear.
"Faith is never opposing to knowledge, but fear is.
"God has not given us the spirit of fear, but the power of love and of a sound
— From speech given hy Professor Levi Edgar Young
January 27, 1927
"Wp are moving from one great period to another.
"I hope we will not leave those things which are worthwhile. Prove all things
but hold fast to that which is good.
"Could I say one word this morning that 1 would have you remember, it is
that with all your getting, get an understanding of the fundamental life; its purpose,
and know that all that glitters is not gold.
"Start each morning with the thought that there is a God. All your doubts will
disappear when some crisis comes into your life. Do not forget that there is some
of the doctrine of your home and your church that you can never forget."
— /'row speech given by Congressman Don B. Colloii
March 27, 1927
"The valley of human happiness is watered by three streams. They are: The
spring of health, the river of helpfulness and the fountain of hope.
"Three great gifts of Father Time are: Chance, choice and change.
"The throne of lasting leadership is ascended by three steps: ability, affection
"The sunset skyline of an ideal life is marked by three peaks: Mount well-bred.
Mount well-wed, and Mount well-dead."
— From speech given by President George H. Brinihall
February 21!, 1927
"Our Father has always warned his children of ends which were to come to them.
Now is the day of warning. We must rid our skirts of the blood of this generation
by giving them the opportunity of hearing the Gospel."
— Given by Apostle Mclvin ). Ballard
"To every man, and in the term I include women also, he, himself is the center
of his universe. To him time is yesterday or tomorrow, the past or the future,
space is out there in all directions. He is the first cause.
"You young men and young women may sway your universe. You may gain
"Today is ours. Our opportunity for impressing ourselves upon the universe of
which we are the center is here and now. The history of the leader of men teaches that
our immortality depends upon the perfection of our love."
— Given I'y Professor H. R. Merrill
"When President Young gave Karl G. Maeser the manifestation and desire with
respect to the institution, among other things he said, 'Brother Maeser, I want you to
go to Provo and establish a church school. I want you to have the spirit of the Lord
IP all your efforts. Don't even undertake to teach anything, not even the multiplica-
tion tables, without the Holy Spirit.' "
— Given by Heber C. Iverson
January 19, 1927
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Alpink Outdoor Theatre
The Summer Sessions at the Brigham Young University are characterized by a spirit
of democracy and friendliness, into which snobbery makes no attempt to enter. The
spirit of whole-hearted good-fellowship that pervades these sessions is a source of added
pleasure and satisfaction to everyone who attends. It is the "Y" spirit at its best. Espe-
cially, there is an intimacy between and among faculty and students which adds to the
delight and the profit of the work.
Enough pleasure and recreation is interspersed with the work to add a very desirable
zest. Provo's wonderful location makes it an ideal place for out-door recreation. Moon
light hikes up Mount Timpanogos and to Maple Flat, where the hikers wait to witness
the sunrise from the tops of wonderful mountains are indeed rare privileges. The annual
summer school hike up Mount Timpanogos is becoming increasingly popular each year.
The bonfire program in the natural amphitheater at Aspen Grove the night preceding
the annual hike is rapidly becoming famous. The winding trail, the myriads of colorful
wild flowers, the scores of splashing waterfalls, the odor of the pines, the glory of Em-
erald Lake, the awe inspiring cliffs and the thrilling slide down the glacier help to im-
press the experience of the hike indelibly upon the memory of the participant.
Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the summer session is the Alpine Summer
School, located well up in the Alpine region in a beautiful Aspen grove at an elevation of
6,800 feet, below a perpetual glacier and a wonderful system of falls and cataracts. The
first session, in 1922, was tried as an experiment, but its success was so complete that
since then the session has become an annual undertaking. The wonderful opportunities
for scientific research in the fields of biology, geology and nature study make the Alpine
Simimer School a permanent institution. The Alpine School is well organized. Dormi-
tories are provided for the women who are under the supervision of the Dean of Women.
Meals are served in a dining hall and a central reading room and social center is provided.
The social life of the camp is wholesome and educational.
The number of students applying for work leading to higher degrees has increased
to such an extent that the Summer School is rapidly becoming a center for advanced
The Invitation Track and Field Meet
and Relay Carnival
The Invitation Track Meet and Relay Carnival was initiated by the Department
of Physical Education in the Spring of 1911 as a part of the annual inter-class track
and field meet of the school. At that time invitations were issued to a few Utah County
high schools. It was the aim of the department to build up the meet upon a solid
foundation, and gradually to extend the invitation list until it should reach ail educa-
tional institutions in the intt'rmountain country. Thanks to a fine spirit of cooperation
and support shown by those in charge of the policies and of the athletics in other schools,
the big festival has grown so extensively that its program now consists of more than one
hundred events and the number of contestants is considerably more than one thousand.
The purpose of the festival is two-fold, first, to bring together for mutual stimula-
tion and benefit hundreds of young athletes from all the intermountaln schools and col-
leges; second, to give athletic coaches an opportunity to try out large numbers of con-
testants under actual conditions of close competition. No team championships are
awarded. The events are scheduled as individu.ii championships and medals arc awarded
to the winners. Thus institutional rivalry is reduced to the minimum while universal
participation is encouraged.
The Arts Course was formerly known as the Lyceum Course. Through it, the
University brings eminent artists to the students for their entertainment and educa-
tion. The work is under the supervision of Professors John C. Swenson and Herald
R. Clark. These men deserve the gratitude and appreciation of the student body for
their efforts in bringing these wonderful artists to the school.
The high quality of the course may be seen by a glance at the numbers presented.
1. Forrest Lamont — Tenor of the Chicago Civic Opera Company.
2. Dr. Arthur Walwyn Evans — Welsh orator.
3. Lew Sorett — Poet of the Wilderness — Professor in Northwestern University.
4. Hans Kindler — World Master Cellist.
5. Cecil Arden — Mezzo-soprano of the Metropolitan Opera Company.
6. May Peterson — Prima Donna Soprano of the Metropolitan Opera Company
and formerly of the Opera Comique, Paris.
7. Cherniavsky Trio — World famous artists.
8. The Portia Mansfield Dancers — as a special number.
Typing and Shorthand Contest
The typing and shorthand contest is held under the auspices of the Department of
Office Practice of the College of Commerce, and is under the direct supervision of Pro-
fessor A. Rex Johnson.
Its growth has been rapid. When it was initiated three years ago only nine schools
participated. This year twenty-eight schools and one hundred and forty-one contest-
ants took part. Only accredited high schools are permitted to enter contestants.
School and individual awards are made in the various events. By far the most
important prize is that offered by the Underwood Typewriter Company, a free trip to
New York City given the winner of the first year typewriting contest. This prize was
won this year by Miss Beth Christensen of Richfield. Pennants are given by the Brigham
Young University, and loving cups by the Utah Power & Light Company and the Moun-
tain States Bell Telephone Company to the winning teams. Two scholarships are given by
the Brigham Young University to the winners in the second year typewriting, and in
the shorthand events. In addition the winners receive gold, silver and bronze medals for
first, second and third places respectively.
The purpose of the contest is to create interest and encourage efficiency in com-
mercial subjects among high school students.
Again the Brigham Young University stepped ahead of the other major colleges
of the state, this time to inaugurate the High School one act play Competition. It is
to be an annual affair and is sponsored by the Dramatic Art Department of the Uni-
versity, under the supervision of Professor T. Earl Pardoe.
The purpose of the contest is to encourage the production of one act plays in
the high schools, to arouse interest in dramatic productions, to raise the level of high
school dramatic productions, and to act as a socializing force to the contestants.
Notwithstanding this was the first year of the contest, very remarkable interest
was taken in it by the High Schools of the state, twelve of them entering. They
are as follows: Provo, Bingham, Tintic, Monroe, Salina, Richfield, Delta, Ephraim,
Spanish Fork, Ogden, Uintah Academy and Wasatch Academy.
The contest covered three days, March 23, 24 and 2 5 and was staged at the
B. Y. U. The winning schools were as follows:
Firsf Place — Richfield High School, with the play, "The Valiant," coached by
Second Place — Ephraim High School, with the play, "The Girl," coached by Glen
Thin! Place — Provo High School, with the play, "Two Crooks and a Lady,"
coached by Mary WooUey.
Fourth Place — Bingham High School, with the play, "The Beau of Bath," coached
by Helen Candland.
The Sixth Annual Leadership Week was held January 24-28, 1927. The results
were further tribute to the service which this institution is rendering to the people of
the Church, who come from all over the Vi'est. The total registered attendance was
1,546, representing 70 stakes of the Church, coming from Utah, Idaho, Oregon. Cali-
fornia, Nevada, Arizona, Vi'yoming, Canada and Mexico.
Short courses were given in Drama, Modern Literature, Music, Genealogy, Methods
of Teaching, Social Work, Psychology, Religious Education, Western History, Farmers
Conference, Home Problems, Juvenile Problems, Pageantry, Health, Story Telling for
Children, Recreation and Scouting. Attendance throughout the week was well
General Assembly was held daily at 1:30 and was broadcast by remote control over
K S L of Salt Lake City. The general assembly speakers included President Hcber J.
Grant, Elders David O. McKay and Stephen L. Richards, of the Council of the Twelve,
Superintendent Adam S. Bennion, Professor Levi Edgar Young, Hon. Milton H. Welling.
One of the features of these exercises was two addresses by Edgar Fuller and Ethel Lowry
on "The Faith of Modern Youth."
In addition to the Leadership Week held at Provo, the faculty has assisted with
"The Southern Idaho District Leadership Week" held at Burley, Idaho, and with
Leadership institutes in Hinckley, Ferron, Ephraim, Rexburg, and other places.
The Student Bodv Council-Elect
Kathlfen Bench David Hart Ethel Lowry
Sec-Treas. Siudrni Body Presidtnl Vice-President
Glenn Potter Fred Moore
Editor Banyan Cheer Leader
C. E. NELSON
Editor "V" News
Bus. Mar. "Y" News
Pulchritude on Display
The Deseret News
Salt Lake City
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ALPHA DELTA COMMERCE FRATERNITY
Org.ini/ed .it Brij;li.im Younj; University in March, 1923.
Alpha Deltas sponsor the hiijhest in scholarship and to that end award each year a
scholarship ring to the most outstanding scholar in the College of Commerce, also
members are admitted on the basis of scholarship and leadership.
Active Members for the Year 1926-7
Jean Allcman De Vcrc George
••Lowry Anderson Kenneth Handley
R. Cliir Anderson Carl J. Harris
Charles M. Berge ••Harold Harward. StribeTrtas.
John BucWwalKr ••Raymond B. Holbrook
Willard H. Clarke ••D. Crawford Houston
•Karl Crandall A Rex Johnson, President
Gordon Crandall G. Wesley Johnson
Robert E. Curtis Melvin C. Miller
Initiated in May, 1927:
Joseph T. Bentley
C. Erwin Nelson
•Winner of 192 7 Scholarship Ring.
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Wm. J. Snow. Jr.
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LeGrande Anderson Frank Morgan Eva Wilson
Chauncy Harmon Joe Buys Wesley Johnson
Paul Anderson Pay ton Alexander Ethel Lowry
Raymond Holbrook Willard H. Clarke Clark Larsen
Clifford Dangerfield Lynn Miller
Gamma Phi Omicron
Lcdj Thompson Eula Waldram Maurine Fillmore Louisa Maglcby Lola Ellswortn
lone Palfreyman Alberta Scorup Inez Warnick Elizabeth Cannon
Etfic Warnick Eva Davis Naomi Broadbcnt Maud Tuck field Gladys Woodward
June Bunker Jean Coleman Iva Phillips
Ruih Baker Liura Shunlrff Wm. LiVcrn Smilh Ruby West Janet Price
Eveline Slewjri Rowena Miller Ella Lemmon Alia Waters Lou Veil Roberts Camille Cazier Beatrice Brown
Dorihea Ford Bernicc Miller Ann Holt Josie Turner Pearl Jorgensen
Ruth Christensen Ruby Probst Jennie Edler Merlyn Hansen Alice Clayson
Alta Hayes Leona Maxfield Beulah Snow LaVon DeLange
Adelia Bayles Emily Marrol Alverda DeLange Ina McConkie
Edna Stewart I.aZella Beck
Verginia Smilh Alia Schlappi
Mask Calendar — 19 2 62 7 Season
Professor Gerritt dejong "Mexican Art"
Professor B. F. Larsen "Art Revealing the Ages"
Professor G. M. Marshall "Cathedrals of Europe"
Novelty Surprise Party Pantomime Prizes
Doctor A. W. Moulton, Bishop of Utah "Literature and History"
Senior Recital, Scenes from Plays Gail Plummer, Eada Smith
Senior Recital, Scenes from Plays Barbara Green, Alta C. Fuller
Maud Scheerer of New York
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion ' — G. B. Shaw
Review of Current Plays Members of Club
A Christmas Play and Bible Literature
Fay Jensen, Julia A. Hughes, Emma Snow
Ethel Lowry "John Ferguson" — St. John Ervine
Mrs. Brindley of New York and England
"Medieval Literature in Costume"
"Butter and Egg Man" — Kaufman
"The Three Y's Men"
One Act Play by League Members
All Boy's Show . .
Madge Peterson _
Marv Ostlund .
. "Seventh Heaven" — Austin Strong
"You and I"— Phillip Barr)-
"We are Seven" — Eleanor Gates
"House of Rimmon" — Van Dyke
Albert Corless "The Man from Home" — Tarkington-Dodd
Florence Peterson ^ "Bab" — Carpenter
Donna Durrant "Mary the Third" — Crothers
Althea Ashby "Her Own Money" — M. E. Swan
Fay L. Stiehl /'Candida"— G. B. Shaw
Gladys S. Markham "Pals First' — Dodd
W. \V'. Ellsworth of Hartford "Johnson and His Circle"
Edgar Booth "Passers By" — Chambers
Thela Buchanan "Cinderella Man" — Carpenter
Mary W'ooUey „"The Chief Thing" — Evreinoff
Helen Glazier "So This Is London" — Goodrich
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Verna Holgalc Eva Davis Louise Dixon Eua Scorup
Edith Morgan Eihel Robinson Maurinc Fillmore Ruih Grover
Lois R. Eyring Caroline Scorup Myril Kelly Inez Warnick
Mary Bird Marie Kindred Noma Weeks
Ruth Scorup Rhoda Foster Betty Davies Elizabeth Cannon
Ora Anderson Erma Heindselman Iva Phillips
Lorna Call Catherine Eyring Gladys Woodward Maud Tuckfield
lone Palfrcyman Effie Warnick Evelyn Brown
Lola Ellsworth Mary LcRoy Olive Wood Connie Benson
June Bunker Eula Waldram Louisa Maglcby
Alberta Scorup Jean Coleman Naomi Broadbcnt Ruth Parrish
Arlcne Harris Maud Nilsson Helen Mendenhall Marian Graham
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James Seal Paul Anderson LeRoy Bunnell LcRoy Wagstjff Blain Hansen John Lewis
Forrest Goodrich Francis Mortcnscn Howard G. Kelly Drew Jorgcnscn Robert Gilchrist Clarence Palmer
Herman L Thomas Mark H Stark Elmer Timothy Gerald Burr Anson B. Call Merrill Oveson
Rulon Lewis Clark Larson Tharol Larson Berne P. Broadbeni Afion Waldron L R. Allrcd
LeGrand Jarman Grant Hastings LaRue Sullivan James E. Peterson Leiland R. Wright Harold R. Knudsen
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Talmagi' DeLangc Vcrdj While
Paul Anderson Anna Grace
Wm. F. Edwards
Heber Denison Lewis Cordon
Wilson Conovcr Zclla Hunter
Teddy C. Hansen
Roy T. Phillips Hugh King
Melvin C. Miller
IX\ \rc Gcorgi- Pjoiilla Lewis. Vue /'res. Melda Farley. SfC. « Iceai. Willard H. Clarke
Paul Warnitk. Auditor Joseph Benson. President La Vcre J. Wadley. Reporter
R. Thornton Snow
Phio F. Farnsworih Vcrna HolgAte Wanda Esplin Clara Bemlcy Allic Lcvangcr Clarence Cotum
Harvey Suhcli Gertrude Beniley Chesti-r Graff Mary Graham Hvereit Ellis
Arthur Baker Ramona Green June Bunker Vera Harmon Vcrna Harmon Melvin Leavitt
John E. BUzzard Charity Leavitt Grace E. Gates La Rue Sullivan
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Wanda Lcmmon Cecil E. Hart Julia Barilcit Louise Benson Lawrence Lee Vlanha Thomas
Eula Waldram Jesse Simmons Raida Clark David F. Hart Marcella Paton
Alta Hayes Joe Thomas Veida White Marian Agren Kenneth Harris Margaret Finnell
Robert Corless June Monson William Edwards Margaret Johnson Jean Nielsen
Clyde Thomas LaCloe Robbins Winnafred Heaton Rulon Jeppesen
Chauncey S. Harmon Grace Sorensen Hilda Peterson Floyd Larson
Ora Anderson Irvin D. Rasmussen Faye Jensen
Glenn Lasson Claude A. Eggertsen Beatrice Brown Leland Nielsen
Genile Allrcd R. Clair Anderson Othel Carlston Edgel Blackham
Evan Madsen Myrtle Bown Ila Miner
James L. Jacobs Eunice Anderson Clifford Jones
Eddie Isaacson Bernice Barton Thelnia Bown
Hcber Denison Gladys Sorensen Zella Beckstrom LaZella Beck Rowland Rigby
Evelyn Brown J. Elam Anderson Mabel Luke Nora Nielson
Frances Mortenscn Lucille O. Menlovc
Leda Thompson Max Cox
^I'ANisii i (IKK Club
Payion AlexJndcr Prudincc Wridc Frank Morgan J. Pirry Larscn Flortncc Tunic Mylcs Bowtn
Archie Williams Mary Williams Stanley Hardy Lorimcr Christenscn Lois R. Eyring Robori Gardner
D Elden Beck Waldo Hagan Helen Prior Ardell Ludlow W. L. Ashby Preston Creer
Arthur Clayson Mary Skouson Edna Andrus Grace Bowcn Lois Brockbank Harold Creer
Ruth Goodrich Albert Smith
Ethel Stevens Ertman Chrislensen
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Autumn in City Creek Canyon, Utah
For Commencement — A Kodak
Lots of fun Commcnccmciu Week — keep your Kodak
If you are to graduate tip off Dad and Mother to the fact
you'd like a Kodak as the family's gift.
Always a complete, up to date stock of Kodak and Brownie
cameras. Kodak film in the yellow box; developing and
printing of the quality kind.
Kodaks $5 and up
brownies $2 and up
"At a Price
The kind of style you like, the it.ind.ird of
fabric quality you demand — arc yours to
profit by in men's and women's wear that
bears the brand of The Original Utah
Ready-to-wear and made-to-measure suits
and overcoats for men; dresses, coats and
sweaters for women — at prices lower, be-
cause you buy direct from the factory.
Utah Woolen Mills
Briant S. Stringham, Mgr.
^'Y" Dru^ and Confectionery^
Eat With Us Next Year
AT YOUR OWN CONVLNIENCE
We are prepai ing to serve the best of meals at a
minimum cost, at all hours.
See us before arranging for Board.
Radio Programs Every Night
Mac Ekins, Prop.
Tlic Department Store
A Store For Everybody
1 5 Selling Departments
GATHERED under one great roof you will find merchandise
from every important center in America. And best of all,
whatever you want — a table — a chair — a mirror — a drape — a
dress or a piano, is found here in countless assortments and variety that
gladden the heart of the shopper. Home furnishings of the highest
grade, medium grade and moderately priced variety. All have their
Wr titiit/ /it tiicril your hnsincss — iiiit for a day —
hut for a lifclinic.
TWIjOR BROS COMB\NY
THE DEP/\RTA\E.S"T STORE OF PRPVO
cA UTAH INVENTION
MANUFACTURED IN UTAH
Patent Applied For
Thomas J. YatT'S, ('95), President
Leroy a. Wilson, Vice President and General Manager
K. F. JrRGF.NSEN, Secretary and Treasurer
Dr. Mukkay O. Hayf.s, Patent .'Utorney
RoMNKY, Nelson & Kcclks, Legal Counsel
With the growing use of gas and electric ranges
anil tlie rapid discard of the coal range, tlie mod-
ern lionsewife is demanding a convenient, efficient,
inexpensive means of furnishing a ready, plentiful
supply of Iiot water. Neitlier does she wish to be
concerned about this apparatus, for sbe wants it
upon demand, and without any fussiTig or coaxing.
.Many years ago Charles F. Kettering asked him-
self wliy it was necessary to get out in the muil
to crank his car every time he started it. That
<luestion Ijrought about the l>eIco starter, gave us
much more i)leasuralile motoring, made Kettering
wealthy and finally landed him as president of tlie
< leneral Motors Researcli Corporation.
The Wilson Heater is the answer to the desire
for a fully automatic source of hot water that will
not go into discard after short service due to
scale, lime or corrosion. Employing the internal-
combustion principle and having a perfect counter-
flow between the profJucts of combustion and the
fluid to be heated, the efficiency must consequently
be high. Couple with this the fact that heating
i-^ instantaneous, so to sj^eak, due to an exception-
ally large heating surface and more efficient ac-
celeration of heat transfer, then add its utter sim-
plicity of construction, operation and cleaning,
and its recognizance as the last word in water
heaters is bound to be rapid and certain.
It is estimated the United States uses 2,500,000
water heaters per annum. The very low cost of
manufacture of the counter flow heater, competing
witli lieaters expensive to construct, means that
capturing only a small pL-rcentage of the total
trade, insures a continual supply of healers and
parts with handsome profits to the manufacturers
as well as their dealers.
The Ceneral Steam Corporation not only will
manufacture these heaters, but is exclusive licensee
for tile llnited States under the Wilson inventions
fur the manufacture of tractors, trucks, automo-
biles and airplanes.
The first unit of their factory is located on a
half block of trackage near the convergence of
three railway lines at Second West and 19th South
207-10 Alias Block
PUir.t: 19tli South between First and Second
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
''^his is the ^lace'
where the "1927 Banyan' was printed
Home of 'Distinctive Printing
The Deseret News Press
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Cjhis is the -place
to get good cutj^
Salt Lake Engraving Co.
136 REGENT ST.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
CARS LEAVE SALT LAKE CITY FOR BINGHAM EVERY TWO HOLRS
Special Open Sightseeing Cars for Rent at Any Time
See Utah's Wonderful Scenery in One of Our DeLuxe Cars.
BINGHAM STAGE LINES COMPANY
107 East 2nd So
Salt Lake City
Prof. Wooward (In philosophy class): "Tell
me the name of one of the world's greatest
Philo Farnsworth: "Kant."
Eddie Isaacson: "Xeither can I. *
J. Elmer J.\cobsen. Mgc.
P.M.L S. Dixon. Secy.
nDixon <^eal Estate Co.
See Us For
HOMES. RENTS. LOANS AND
Phone 7 5 Prove
2^6 West Center St
Lightens your kitchen tasks
An Electric Range means a cool, clean, de-
lightful place to work in. No more watch-
ing foods cook. No more sooty pots and
pans to scour. No more stove dirt to
clean up. No fumes. Its economy is also
.-.n outstanding feature.
Moihrn ami Homelike
First Run Feature Pictures Only
BABY GRAND ORCHESTRA
— plays the picture —
Good Projection — Good \'cntil.\tion
SI 0,00(1 Pipe Organ
R. E. SUTTON, M.i;r.
In serving tlie Public of Prove and Utali County over a
Period of 45 Years
Fair Dcaliii)!, in Quality Merchandise
TAYLOR PAPER COMPANY
66 No. Univ. Avn.
I'HONl. I T
UTAH TIMBER & COAL CO.
Students and the Banyan
Wc mpport our School and
heartily endorse if a
Wearing Apparel, Shoes and Dry
Goods for l.adics and Children
29-51 No. Univirsitv Avk.
for JUNE BRIDES
The cover for
was created by
The DAVID J.
2857 N. Western Avenue
6wr< Mollrr MfM
AT POPULAR PRICES
375 W. Center
Compliments of Glade Candy Co.
He Who Chooses Glade's Chooses Wisely
THE GLADE CANDY COMPANY
SALT I.AKK CITY. UTAH
FOR BETTER SERVICE CALL
Mutual Coal & Lumber Company
Com. and Building Materials
PROVO, UTAH Corner 5tli South, 2nd W.
The Schwab Clothing Co., Inc.
THE HOUSE OF KUPPENHEIMER
Van Photo Supply
[Lxperu m Kodakery
KODAKS— FILMS— SUPPLIES
YOU GET THE BEST FLOUR AT
EXCELSIOR ROLLER MILLS
Whole Wheal and Turkey Red Flour Our Specially
That GOOD COAL
Uptown Office. PROVO COMMERCIAL & SAVINGS BANK
SMOOT & SPAFFORD COAL COMPANY
PHONE 17 PROVO, UTAH
THE MEN'S STORE
THE BEST IN ENTERTAINMENT ALL THE TIME
BEST IN FEATURES
BEST IN COMEDIES
BEST IN NEWS EVENTS
A. & IL ROAD SHOW
AXI) llAITRr I'K TL'Ri; IVERY THURSDAY
SHOWS CONTINUOUS EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Time: 2:!S 4;!S, =):4t, 7 IS OlS
"A GOOD PLACE TO EAT"
Is the Equal of any Siti^ar
Vrodiiccd Anyii'hcrc in
It is lOO'r Pure
It is lOOS Fine
And Best of all It is
1 00*^0 for Utah.
Utah-Idaho Sugar Co.
Diaiiinuih — W'lifchcs
RINGS AND MEDALS
LET US SUBMIT
H W. CliNTHR ST.
J. Edwin Stein. Mgr.
Silverware — Jewelry
business and Professional Pa^e
Provo Cleaning & Dyeing Company
Sandwich Inn — Tasty sandwiches and delicious pies
Madsen Cleaning Co., 1 19 North University Ave.
Dr. M. a. Conant — Extracting and Pyorrhea
Olson & Lewis Barber Shops, "Y" Shop 494 No. University Ave.
W. P. Whitehead, Butter and Groceries, }rd South and University Ave.
M. H. Graham, Printing
Booth & Broc kbank, Lawyers — Knight Block, Provo
M. B. Pope, Attorney at Law — Knight Block, Provo
Globe Music Company, 104 North University Ave.
Clark Clinic — Farmers' & Merchants' Bank Building
Brim HALL Bros. "Tire Merchants" — Phone 260 — Provo, Utah
Provo Consolidated Real Estate Company — 124 West Center
Heindselman Optical and Jewelry Co., 120 West Center
Ladies Floral Co., 77 North University Ave. — Phone 466
Carpenter Seed Company
WHAT UTAH ciMAKES
Building up home indus-
try is a tradition with the
people of Utah. The
utilizing of local resources
and the employment of
home people to the end of
making prosperity a com-
mon b'.essing are the
bright ideal of the build-
ers and the workers.
The Original Utah Woolen Mills, established
in lOOS. are a consistent builder of Utah.
A pioneer in the woolen wear manufactur-
ing industry, it is pushing steadily forward,
increasing its output, enlarging its facilities
and adding to its corps of loyal employes.
The "Mills" now markets its famous Jack
Frost Brand products in seventeen wes'ern
States. It manufactures all the staple lines
of woolen wear and pursues the equitable
policy of selling direct from the factory to
With its new addition, now in course of
construction, the Utah Woolen Mills will
have 30,000 square feet of floor space. Its
equipment and machinery are of the most
modern type and its craftsmen arc unexcelled
in experience and skill. The company cm-
ploys a total of 300 employes. The home
of the industry is on Richards Street, one-
half block south of Temple Gate, Salt Lake
''Come in Just as You Are"
On the Scenic Highway of CAmerica
Activities - 1^4
Administration Entrance — 16
Ag Club ..-256
Alpha Delta Commerce Fraternity 244
Alpine Club 263
Alumni _— 83
Alumni Project — 86
Angels' Landing 30
Art Building 17
Augusta Natural Bridge 87
A. V. S 8 1
Band -1 8 6
Banyan Quartet '^76
Banyan Staff 175
Banyan Tree 113, 114
Bennion, Supt. Adam S 64
Bentley, Anthony 141
Big Red Fish Lake 38
Block "Y" Club - 246
Bridal Veil Falls 22
Brimhall, George H. -- 66
Bryce Natural Bridge 44
Bunyon — 277
B. 'Yser Club 25 5
Cathedral, The 61
Cedar Breaks 5 3
Celebrities -2 3 3
City Creek Canyon 277
Clarke, Willard H 174
Cliff Palace -. 48
Coaches — 186
Commerce Club ..,260, 261
Corbett, Don ---197
College Building 18
Cougar Kittens .. 141
Debates ..-.. - 179-182
De Jong, Gerrit 70
Devotional Exercises 225
Dixie Club 262
Dramatic Contest 231
East Temple - ^2
Education Building 15
Eyring, Carl F. 68
Faculty Administration 63
Football 1 9 5
French Club 258
Freshmen Class Officers ...140
Friends O' Mine 307
Gamma Phi Omicron — — 247
Garden of the Gods 46
German Club 259
Girls' Jamboree 162
Grand Canyon Views 32, 33
Grant, President Fieber J. 9
Grant, President Heber J., Library
Building - 20
Great White Throne 5
Great White Throne from West Rim .. 49
Great Falls of the Yellowstone 3 5
Gunboat Rock 40
Hanging Rock 15
Harris, President Franklin S. 65
Hart, Charles J 196
High School Basketball Team . .154
High School Calendar.. 151
High School Officers , 150
High School Play 154
Hill Walk Bridge 21
Holbrook, Raymond B. 78
Home Economics Club 254
Hoyt, Harrison V. 69
Hutchings, Loman 141
Idaho Club . 264
Inspiration Point 59
Invitation Track Meet — 230
Jensen, Christen 68
Juab Club 275
Junior Class Officers HO
Junior Promenade — 112
Junior Prom Committee — HI
Junior-Senior Kermess 112
Kaibab National Forest
Ladies' Glee Club
I jinbcrt, AsacI C. 178
Leadership Week 232
London Natural Bridge 45
Lovers' Lane in ^X'intcr 28
Madsen, Florence Jeppcrson 184
Madstn, Julius V.' 174
Maeser, Reinhard 12
Maeser Memorial Building 19
Male (jlce Club ' 185
Mammoth 1 lot Springs >4
Mask Club 2 52
Millard Club 276
Miller, Melvin 184
Mount Moran 37
Nelson, Lowry 71
Nuttal, L. John Jr. 67
Oratorio Elijah 186, 187, 188
Organ Rock 41
Other Sports 209
Pay son Club 268
Plummcr, Gail 172
Prove River Scene 239
Public Service Bureau 82
Pugmirc, Ross 190
Rainbow Natural Bridge 43
Red Canyon Tunnel 42
Roberts, Eugene L. 196
Sanpete Club 267
Scenic 2 3
School Year, The 158
Sculptor's Studio 56
Si-nior Class Officers 92
Senior Play 95
Senior Project 93
Seventh Heaven 243
Sevier Club 266
Shoshone Falls 39
Silent City, The 203
Smart, Nettie Neff 71
Sophomore Class Officers 126
Sophomore Loan Fund Committee 127
Sophomores 1 2 5
Spanish Fork Club 270, 271
Special and Miscellaneous Students 138
Strong, Melvin C. 178
Student Administration 77
Student Body Council 80
Student Body Council-Elect 232
Summer School 229
Sunset At Grand Canyon 57
Sunset on Utah Lake 29
Swenson, John C. 69
Tau Kappa Alpha
Temple of Osiris
Temple of Sinawava
Thcta Alpha Phi
"This is the Place"
To the Class of '28
Turkey Day Run
Typing and Shorthand Contest
University Male Chorus
Wagon Wheel Gap
Wafi of Windows
Women's Athletic Association
Woodward, Hugh M.
Y. D. D.
Y. D. D. Pep Vodie
Y. E. A.
Y News Staff
Y Typists Club