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Butler Alumnal 


April, 1922 
Vol. XI, No. 1 


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February the Seventh 

Historical Address 
By Dr. Thomas Carr Howe. 

We meet this morning, according to well-established custom, for 
a brief season to renew our memories of the source from which we 
have sprung in order that with better courage, perhaps, we may 
go forward to greater things. 

Colleges and universities, like other things of great forcefulness, 
do not come fully developed into existence ; but the history of edu- 
cation in this country is full of examples of great and useful in- 
stitutions that have grown from very small beginnings. This Col- 
lege, whose founding we are celebrating today, is no exception to 
other institutions of this type, and briefly I wish to review some 
of the steps which have brought it up to the present day. 

When we speak of Founders' Day we think of him whom we 
consider as the founder of the College and whose name the College 
bears. One hundred and twenty-one years ago today he was born 
in New York State. In his early youth the family came West to 
Southern Indiana, and we find them living in Jennings County. 
Then a few years later we find Ovid Butler, a young man, prac- 
ticing law in the southeastern part of the state, at Shelbyville. Still 
later, in 1836, he came to Indianapolis and became a part of the 
life of the thriving young community. He was active as a lawyer 
in the practice of his profession until 1849, when, because of fail- 
ing health, he retired from the profession to which he had given 
himself, and devoted his further life energies to what he considered 
his great task, namely, the promotion of the interests of the church 


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of which he was a member, the Disciples of Christ, as they called 
themselves, and the promotion of Butler College. 

Ovid Butler was a man of sturdy stock. His grandfather was 
a Revolutionary soldier, his father was a minister of the church 
of which Mr. Butler was a member, and was indeed the first pastor 
of the Disciples' church in the City of Indianapolis. In the days 
when Mr. Butler came to Indianapolis there was much activity 
among religious bodies in the direction of establishing institutions 
of higher training for the young. There was great rivalry among 
the various religious bodies, especially the Presbyterians, Baptists 
and Methodists, and out of these activities have come substantial 
contributions to our educational system in the founding of our 
state colleges and universities. 

Along in the '40s the Christians, as they were then called (Dis- 
ciples, as they wish to be called), began to discuss the founding of 
an institution on their own account, and in this Mr. Butler, with 
other leaders of his time, took an active part. The result of this 
activity was that a charter was granted by the General Assembly 
of the State of Indiana, and approved on the 15th day of January, 
1850, for the organization of a stock company, which was known as 
Northwestern Christian University. Mr. Butler wrote that charter. 
It was to be a stock company, but it was not to begin to operate 
until $75,000 worth of stock had been subscribed, nor was it to 
have more than $500,000 of stock. It was felt this would be the 
best way of preserving the foundations of the institution and pro- 
moting its best interests. 

Mr. Butler was a man of settled convictions. He believed some- 
thing and he could give a reason for his belief. He came of militant 
religious stock, and when he wrote this charter he put into it a 
paragraph that it seems to me was much in advance of the time. 
It has often been quoted, but I think that no Founders' Day should 
pass without a re-quoting of that paragraph : 

' ' The objects and purposes contemplated by this act of incorpora- 
tion are hereby declared to be, to establish, found, build up, main- 
tain, sustain and perpetuate through the instrumentality of said 
company at or in the vicinity of Indianapolis, in the State of In- 

February the Seventh 7 

diana, an institution of learning of the highest class for the educa- 
tion of the youth of all parts of the United States, and especially 
of the states of the Northwest; to establish in said institution de- 
partments or colleges for the instruction of students in every 
branch of liberal and professional education; to educate and pre- 
pare suitable teachers for the common schools of the country; to 
teach and inculcate the Christian faith and Christian morality as 
taught in the sacred Scriptures, discarding as uninspired and with- 
out authority any rites, formulas or creeds not according to the 
articles of faith subsequent hereto, and for the promotion of sci- 
ence and art. ' ' 

That was the creed upon which this free institution was predi- 

It had one other fundamental tenet, and that tenet was that men 
and women should enjoy equal opportunity in this institution, and 
in this regard Northwestern Christian University was a pioneer. 

Mr. Butler became the President of the first Board of Directors 
in 1852, and remained such member until 1871, when he retired. 
He died in 1881. 

In November, 1855, a sufficient sum of money had been sub- 
scribed, and the College opened its doors over in Indianapolis on 
what is now known as College avenue, on a beautiful tract of 
ground donated, along with large funds, by Mr. Butler himself. 
The first President was John Young. One of the instructors was 
Allen R. Benton, and James B. Challen was head of the prepara- 
tory department. The institution had rather meager equipment 
in an excellent building, but it was after all exceedingly good for 
the time. The College graduated a class in 1856 — a class of three 
members, one of whom, Mrs. Alonzo M. Atkinson, still lives in the 
vicinity of the College, and whose life has been a blessing to her 
fellow citizens far beyond the confines of the State of Indiana. 

The College has been in continuous activity since that time. 
There have been thirteen Presidential periods. Ten persons have 
served as President, three having served two terms — Burgess. 
Benton and Scot Butler. Scot Butler was another gift of the father 
to this great institution, and he has given his life all through these 

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years to the promotion of the highest ideals in education as he saw 
them, just as his father did for this beloved institution. And we 
are happy that we have President Scot Butler yet living. Now, 
I am somewhat in doubt as to the number of our new President ; 
I suppose we will have to say he is either the eleventh or the 
thirteenth, according to the degree of your superstition. 

In 1875, for some reason, it was thought that the city was en- 
croaching upon the campus of the institution, and so they decided 
they would seek a wild and unknown territory and go as mission- 
aries. As a result they moved away from their constituency, going 
eastward — a good direction in which to move, of course — and estab- 
lished themselves on this site. There were no automobiles in those 
days, and it was only by bus line, and afterwards by mule line, 
that they connected with the City of Indianapolis. But perhaps 
that situation was good for the students, for I am sure there are 
many of our families that now look back upon the fact that the 
father and mother made their acquaintance on the early morning 
walks from down in the city out five miles to college. 

In 1875 the institution began here, and in that year the name of 
Northwestern Christian University was changed to Butler Uni- 
versity, in honor of the man whose picture is there on the wall and 
who had given so much of his life to this university. And may I 
say in passing that I think it was a fine and successful life. He 
came here to this city a striving young business man. He made his 
fortune, and then he had the supreme satisfaction of finding a way 
of expressing himself for the welfare of his fellow citizens by pro- 
moting the finest enterprise with which a man can be associated — 
a college for the training of youth. 

Then in 1896 this College did a thing which has always been a 
source of much gratification to many of us. The Board of Directors 
shrunk the name from Butler University to Butler College, so that 
we are now Butler College — the college of liberal arts of a possible 
Butler University, to which we shall attain under Doctor Aley. 

Then in 1909 another step was taken which was in recognition 
of the fact that no institution of this type can be merely a private 
interest, but is always a subject of public concern. The private 

February the Seventh 9 

nature of the institution was removed by legislation, and instead 
of its being a stock company controlled by stockholders — and in 
this the heirs of Mr. Butler took the lead — we became a self-per- 
petuating corporation. 

The College has thus come up to the present point. In the days 
of the Civil War it lost heavily of its student body, as our records 
attest. In the days of the great World War there was no disposi- 
tion to slack among those who filled these halls. 

And now the College is no longer the small institution that it 
was. It has not graduated so large a number — 1,090 last June — 
but thousands upon thousands of men and women have received 
here a portion of that training which has fitted them for citizenship 
and has helped them, we hope, in the way of righteousness as cit- 
izens. The attendance last year was 1,049 ; the attendance to date 
this year is nearly 900. 

So much for a brief outline of our past history. But my friends, 
Mr. Butler would not want to be considered the only founder of 
this College. He was fortunate in being privileged to play a lead- 
ing role, but there were associated with him many others who gave 
of their life's best effort, of their money, their prayers, their 
thoughts. Not only were these older men the founders, but the 
Presidents, the members of the faculty at various times, and all 
who have showed in any way an interest in its promotion, have 
been among the founders. And so at a time like this, when we are 
thinking perhaps mostly of the past and recalling our origins, I 
like to feel that we are surrounded by a great host of witnesses 
whom we do not see. And the thought comes to me like this — 
that those men and women, boys and girls (because they, too, 
helped in other days) — that these have done their bit, they have 
played their part, they have made their contribution, and now they 
have left it for us to go on with the founding of this College, be- 
cause the founding of a college is never done. 

Those early men were wise in the choice of their site. They knew 
the strategic advantage of the new capital of the coming great 
state. They knew it must be the center of great things, and it was 
their thought that by that means the religious body of which they 

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were a part should be able to make a worthy contribution to the 
higher education of their state. It is a great privilege for these 
religious communions to have the supreme opportunity of con- 
tributing to the formation of the character of the citizenship of the 
community through the founding of their colleges and universities, 
and I am wishing that the church with which this institution is in- 
separably connected shall not forget the worthy part it played in 
other days, and that it shall continue in the same spirit to make 
that contribution which is so needed now and in the future. 

Only a word further. Those witnesses unseen are away from us, 
but they have left this unfinished task for us. The great oppor- 
tunity is still here and must not be neglected. Is Butler College to 
be worthily continued and worthily refounded in the spirit of other 
days? There are among those who have been students a group of 
men and women of large wealth, and as one of those alumni and old 
students I challenge them to equal in recognizing their duty the 
men to whom I have referred. We must have a great endowment 
campaign. We have called here a virile, well trained, Christian 
man, a Christian leader with sound educational ideals, one who will 
go before us in loving kindness and whom we can follow, loving 
him. We cannot leave this to him alone. He must have the help 
and assistance of every one of us all the time, with all our best 
effort, and the public generally will look to us who have some sort 
of connection with this College to make the first great beginnings 
and do our own best, and then they will be ready to help to the ut- 
most. So I want to call upon the alumni, the former students, of 
whom there are thousands, and those who by rights are friends of 
this College, to rally to its support in the days that are to come, 
in order, my friends, that the efforts of these men who have gone 
before may not have been in vain, and in order that these invisible 
witnesses may see the full fruition of their fondest hopes. Friends, 
I call upon you, I challenge you, to come together in this the su- 
preme effort, in order that we may in our day and generation be 
not less deserving than those who have gone before us. May God 
help us to have the strength to do our duty. Amen and Amen. 

Founders' Day Address 

By Dr. William Oxley Thompson, 
President Ohio State University. 

The custom in many American colleges of observing in some 
more or less formal manner the annual Founders' Day has much 
in it worthy of commendation. It permits at once an expression 
of appreciation of what the founders really did in their day and 
what the fruit of their labor has been. This in itself would be a 
sufficient warrant for devoting a little time each year in passing 
along our history much after the fashion of the Hebrew people in 
the early days after their deliverance from Egypt. The world is 
all too prone to pass lightly over the services of the fathers, and 
perhaps by a distorted emphasis to over-estimate the importance 
of the current events. 

Aside from this spirit of appreciation, the occasion provides ap- 
propriately an opportunity for us to turn our attention anew to 
the history especially which focuses upon an occasion like this. 
The local and institutional history has been most adequately set 
out already. I may satisfy myself, even though I do not interest 
you, by inviting attention in a broad and general way to the cur- 
rents of educational history that have determined the character of 
the college of the Central West, and that finding expression 
through the college and other educational agencies have in- 
fluenced our manner of life more profoundly than we have ordi- 
narily appreciated. 

In directing your thought to the collegiate education of the Cen- 
tral West, I have no desire to intimate that education is a local 
issue or that the colleges in this region have been in spirit and aim 
different from the colleges east of the Allegheny mountains. Nor 
do I mean to intimate that any antagonism exists between the 
ideals concerning education in these two regions. 

My desire is to suggest that the colleges of the Central West 
were the projects of the pioneers, the majority of whom came 
from the territory of the original thirteen colonies, and that origi- 


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nally they expressed the ideals, the convictions, the faith and the 
hopes that these pioneers carried across the mountains. Jefferson 
College, at Canonsburg, Pa., and Washington College, at Wash- 
ington, Pa., later to be united at Washington as Washington and 
Jefferson College, starting in the famous "Log College" of Mc- 
Millan as early as 1783, or perhaps earlier, represent to us very 
clearly the conviction that higher education was the necessary 
foundation for the Christian ministry and for the soundness of 
society. In 1797 the Muskingum Academy, out of which grew 
Marietta College, was organized. Hanover was founded here in 
Indiana in 1828, and Wabash in 1833. The central idea among 
these people was to inaugurate a provision for Christian education. 
If time permitted, it would interest us to call the roll of colleges 
founded between the adoption of the Constitution of the United 
States and the opening of the twentieth century. The nineteenth 
century was fruitful of these colleges. The Presbyterians alone 
started more than fifty of the colleges in this Central West. Other 
communions and communities did the same thing. Where a church 
did not initiate an enterprise, the community often did. I 
do not join in the spirit which has cast sinister reflections upon 
these colleges, nor do I attempt a justification of all of them. The 
point I wish to make clear on this occasion is that the generation 
of founders had a profound conviction as to the necessity and im- 
portance of the college as one of the factors in building this great 
empire through which the Father of Waters makes its majestic 
journey. The institutions and agencies these pioneers founded and 
projected — the log school house, the log church, the log college, all 
built by men, many of whom lived in log houses — represent a 
spirit of faith and determination which we do well to revere and 
respect today in this presence. 

Furthermore, it may be well to remark in passing that these 
pioneers laid the foundations out of their own poverty before men 
had learned to call upon the state for the support of all worthy 
enterprises. Indeed, in these days the doctrine of a free public 
education for all, or even for those inclined to utilize the oppor- 
tunity, had not found adequate expression or general acceptance. 

Founders' Day Address 13 

Many serious and some bitter debates mark the progress of senti- 
ment toward a system of free public education. There was no 
sentiment for the support of higher education, and a feeble senti- 
ment for the support of elementary education. When we recall 
the narrow limits of the common school curriculum, the measure 
of this support becomes more evident. The state universities of 
early founding, like the University of Virginia, Ohio University 
at Athens, Miami at Oxford, Ohio; Indiana University at Bloom- 
ington, and some others, received a very meager support in the 
early days of their history. The idea of a universal tax for the 
support of such institutions would have been out of harmony with 
the current thinking of the time and would have met with defeat 
if proposed. The forerunner of the high school in many communi- 
ties was the academy supported by tuitions and donations, all too 
meager. It was in the presence of such an undeveloped sentiment 
that the pioneer of the Middle West, with heroic determination to 
build a free republic, laid the foundation of higher education by 
the founding of colleges. It was an easy task to show that many 
mistakes were made. If there had been no pioneers, there prob- 
ably would have been no mistakes. But let us thank God for the 
pioneers, even though in our judgment they made some mistakes. 
Let us also indulge the hope that we of this generation may meet 
our problems as well as the Fathers met theirs. The important 
consideration for today is that these pioneers under conditions 
as they then were, expressed their faith in such a way as to lay 
the foundations for the great development of education as we see 
it today in this great Mississippi Valley. 

It is worthy of note that these foundations were laid by men of 
courage and loyalty to the republic. The building of a great na- 
tion was never absent from the minds of the men who projected 
these enterprises. They believed in men as the greatest asset of 
a country, and built the college in order to build men. It is proper 
also to state that all these foundations were laid in harmony with 
our Constitution and with the Christian religion. Every one of 
them which has persisted to this day may be cited as a triumph of 
faith. Not a college was founded on doubt, nor upon a disbelief 

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in the beneficient influences of the Christian religion, nor upon an 
assumed antagonism between Christianity and learning. This faith, 
regnant in the minds of the early pioneers, determined the atmos- 
phere in which the institutions grew, and out of which the present 
state of public opinion has been developed. 

We ought not, even if we could, to separate ourselves from the 
inspiring influence of our inheritance. The legacy left to us by 
our fathers is well worth preservation and perpetuation. The 
issues of today are not essentially different from what they were 
in those days. Since Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg speech the 
hope has been cherished that a government of free people, by free 
people shall not perish. As never before the world has turned to 
democracy as the best form of government in which to protect and 
preserve the freedom of the individual and of nations. Neverthe- 
less, we should not deceive ourselves by assuming that the United 
States offers any guaranty on this matter. We are yet a young 
nation. Our Constitution has stood the test of a century well, sub- 
ject to about eighteen amendments. We may survive as long as 
the centuries roll. Let us hope so and work to that end. This 
does not suggest, however, that we may be indifferent to the issues 
that may involve the questions of life and death, or the issues that 
may affect unfavorably if they do not destroy the Government. It 
has never been more obvious than now that eternal vigilance is the 
price of our liberties. 

I have dwelt upon these simple, but elementary, things for the 
definite purpose of emphasizing upon this occasion the background 
of our civilization. I would have you today gratefully recognize 
the fact that this great empire of the Central West was settled 
with pioneers who believed in the Declaration of Independence, 
the Constitution of the United States, the Holy Bible as presenting 
the supreme and final standards of human conduct, and in the 
Christian religion as the basis and stay of free men and free in- 
stitutions. We should not be forgetful of the fact that the early 
divines who debated the hard doctrines of theology swore allegiance 
to the same Bible and the same Constitution. The sectarian division 
of Protestantism representing denominations based upon divergent 

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creeds worshiped the same God, and all alike bowed the knee 
at the same cross. 

There can be no doubt that these men believed a Christian civ- 
ilization the best civilization for the world, and the only one to 
endure if free institutions were to endure. 

In broad, general terms that is the issue today. This question 
goes to the heart of every real issue before the world, whether it 
be political, economic, industrial, or what not. From the day when 
John Hay began writing the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount 
into the treaties of the United States with other countries, espe- 
cially the more backward countries, on through the great World 
War until the conference now adjourning, there has steadily 
emerged the fundamental question raised by our Lord — whether a 
man is better than a sheep. My pastor preached a forceful sermon 
last Sunday morning on precisely this issue. He took as his text 
the passage where the herd of swine was driven into the sea. It 
seems that the citizens having lost their swine, very directly re- 
quested our Lord to leave the country. The fact that He could 
recognize two demons possessed of evil spirits as of more value 
than a herd of swine was beyond the comprehension of the resi- 
dents of that region. 

In a way this is the issue before the world today — the supremacy 
of spiritual values, and, indeed, in some circles, the very existence 
of spiritual values. There is a refined materialism abroad in the 
land which goes to the very heart of all the issues of civilization. 
The form may have changed, but the central issue is the same as 
those faced in the pioneer days when the foundations were laid. 

Before proceeding to a discussion of the current issues in the 
Middle West, let me briefly state two things — first, that the West 
has not cherished any desire to depart from the traditional stand- 
ards of the older East. Indeed, the influence of New England 
especially is strong and clear in the circles of higher education in 
the West. There is no reason to believe that this influence will 
either cease or decline. On the other hand, we earnestly desire 
to retain all this fine heritage. 

The second statement is that the Central West has not hesitated 

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to study its own environment and to adjust its educational program 
accordingly. Nor has it hesitated to build up an educational theory 
based on its own experience as in the case of the large field of 
agricultural education. The Central West has both believed in 
and exercised its freedom in all matters pertaining to education. 

With these preliminary considerations in mind let us now pass 
to a rapid review of some of the basic beliefs of the Central West 
that have influenced our educational experience. 

Here I mention first the prevailing belief in the efficacy of uni- 
versal education. I wish to urge that this belief is associated with 
an idealistic rather than a utilitarian view of education. The cur- 
rent belief here for a long period has been that an educated mind 
is more resourceful because of education. This leads to greater 
power for the individual. For this reason education leads to a 
happier mind. It represents the joy of achievement. Psychologi- 
cally, education lays the foundation for greater goodness and 
greater happiness. The power to see and to interpret the world 
of law and of thought relations brings added joy to living. 

The Central West college has always felt the call to build men 
as well as to build a world or to sustain a democracy. It is true 
that the educated person has more economic or industrial value 
than the uneducated. No doubt the earning power is greatly in- 
creased. We may assume that such persons will bring many bene- 
fits to society through their mature years, but the chief end of 
education is not money or materials, but better people. The col- 
lege of the Central West demands that education shall express it- 
self in the ideals of better men. 

A second observation is that there is here a practically universal 
belief that something beyond a high school education should be 
available for all who are qualified to utilize and profit by these 
facilities. Here we strike the characteristic feature of the western 
view that differentiates us from the older communities. 

Only since the great World War has England become profoundly 
and widely convinced of the necessity of universal elementary edu- 
cation. This view has long prevailed in the United States. The 
view that facilities for higher education should be equally avail- 

Founders' Day Address 17 

able has been influenced by the popular opinion that an education, 
especially a college education, was not necessary in order to high 
success in business. This is the result of the vocational and utili- 
tarian test of all education. It may as well be conceded that if a 
person cannot earn a living without a college education, there is 
little reason to believe he could do so after graduating from col- 
lege. Let me point out again that such questions becloud the is- 
sue. The prevailing belief here is that such facilities should be 
available. The right of a youth to an education is the real issue. 
Upon that question there is practical agreement. This requires 
the facilities and clearly implies the duty of society to provide 
them. In recognition of this right and the correlative duty, the 
state has undertaken to provide a system of public education avail- 
able for all, while leaving a free opportunity to all private agen- 
cies to provide as much education as their resources will permit. 
The freedom to educate is as much a part of our belief as any other 
basic principle. The West has combined in a very practical way 
the principle of universal education at public expense, with lim- 
ited compulsory features and a. system of private education rest- 
ing upon the beneficence of our citizens. The liberty of choice for 
the individual is sufficiently guarded to insure the best results. 

A third observation is the general, if not the universal, belief 
that all educational agencies should be properly co-ordinated with 
other similar agencies. 

The belief in the child's right to education, coupled with the be- 
lief that the facilities for higher education should be available, 
make it almost imperative that all educational agencies should be 
so adjusted as to further the progress of all qualified candidates. 
There is then no such thing as private education. The future of 
the student must always be in mind. Every school of every grade 
should open the way for progress. This principle is entirely clear 
in all public education. From the standpoint of sound theory it 
should be equally clear to all schools supported by endowments 
and tuitions. 

I speak now in the interest of the student. The attention of 
authorities cannot be drawn too urgently to the fact that educa- 

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tional facilities are provided primarily for the student. Indeed, 
the number of educational institutions would be limited if students 
should cease to attend the colleges. I do not say there would be no 
colleges, but their character would change, and the number be 
limited. They might remain the seat of learning and the reposi- 
tories of the treasures of past learning, but as teaching organi- 
zations they would cease, and faculties would be in a very limited 
demand. The interest of the student should, therefore, be the 
chief consideration in determining the policy of a college. No 
college can live unto itself. In these days of rapid mobility on 
the part of the population, it may be expected that students for 
good reasons will migrate. The interest of society, as well as that 
of the student, requires that the educational processes shall be co- 
ordinated. There is no good excuse for ignorance in these days 
on the part of college authorities when the perfectly proper ques- 
tion as to transfer is raised by the student. 

A fourth observation is to the effect that we have unintentionally 
misled the public and deceived ourselves on the matter of scholar- 

The assumption that we can produce scholars and high-class 
scholarship in the ordinary undergraduate courses of study is an 
absurdity. We can use the term scholarship only by a sort of 
rhetorical figure of speech. Scholarship worthy of consideration is 
the result of leisurely study, with much time for reflection. Such 
leisurely process or deliberate reflection is not possible in the 
crowded condition of modern college life. We have been too prone 
to speak of acceptable recitation or laboratory replies to definite 
questions of inquiry as satisfactory evidence of scholarship. In 
fact such replies are proof of retentive memories, of stored in- 
formation, of intellectual initiative and power, and perhaps of 
other commendable qualities, but the range is too limited to war- 
rant the term scholarship. It is enough if we see genuine evidence 
of the spirit of the scholar. Let that be thoroughly alive in our 
undergraduates, and the scholarship of the world will give a good 
account of itself a little later. 

In this connection it mav be noted that our system of examina- 

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tions has broken down badly. There is a widespread belief that 
they have failed to do the thing that ought to be done. Never- 
theless they are, perhaps, the best device yet discovered by the 
teacher. There are signs of some new standards of measurements. 
When such a day arrives we shall lay less stress upon the mere ac- 
cumulation of information and put a higher mark upon intellectual 
progress and the development of intellectual initiative and power. 
The teaching profession needs to put a new emphasis upon the 
fact that we are teaching persons, not subjects. The subjects are 
merely the means, or instrument, or tool, to be used through which 
we make the contact between teacher and student so vital to the 
teaching process. In colleges, teaching too often is a matter of 
command. The student is directed to do certain things. The ex- 
amination is an effort to discover whether the assigned tasks have 
been performed. Let us not undervalue the importance of knowl- 
edge and information at every stage, but the chief objective is the 
development of the student. The mastery of a given topic may be 
the condition precedent to the work of the teacher, but this is not 
the end of the matter. It is but the beginning. Too much of our 
teaching, especially in the vocational and professional courses, has 
put undue emphasis upon information and a certain manual skill. 

In some such way I venture to protest against another assump- 
tion often made, that of culture. 

Now, culture is also a product of maturity. A young boy or 
girl may be well trained and well disciplined. This may furnish 
the foundation for the finest of culture, but it may be well to 
keep in mind that if a person at forty years of age has achieved 
genuine refinement of manner and culture of mind and heart, both 
the person and society are to be congratulated. The student body 
of the country is a fine lot of promising young citizens. My pro- 
test is that we are simply fooling ourselves and misleading others 
when we overlook the necessity of maturity in speaking of scholar- 
ship and culture. 

It arouses our enthusiasm when we see the prospects before the 
generation of college students and can find in this progress a sub- 
stantial basis for believing in the future. A scholarlv and cultured 

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generation of alumni at the age of forty would be a sufficient 
justification of the work of any college. 

The college student needs to learn the importance of work — the 
methods of work and obedience to the laws of work — if he would 
relate himself efficiently to the world in which he lives. No mat- 
ter how practical the course of study may have appeared to be at 
the time, the strong probability is that before he engages in any 
work of importance he will have discovered that the information 
secured at college will be of secondary importance, while his intel- 
lectual power and initiative, his ability to lay hold of a problem 
with vigor, will be of commanding importance. The conditions un- 
der which men live change so rapidly and often so fundamentally 
that adjustability is quite as important as ability. This is the 
dominion for which the educated man is seeking. 

I have yet to offer some observations upon the attitude of the 
college toward certain important issues. 

First of all, I mention the importance of some leisure for the 
teaching body, leisure to be used for the increased efficiency of 
the teacher in the way of developing his scholarship, putting him 
in touch with the problems of education elsewhere, and especially 
with the best methods of teaching in his own subject. 

This suggests two factors — research work and general educa- 
tional outlook. There is an alertness on the subject of research 
that makes it unnecessary to dwell upon that phase of the pro- 
fessor's life. Not a small amount of what is called research is by 
no means original work or work requiring unusual talent. It is at 
the most high-class investigation, important in character, but not 
original either in method or result. 

On the other hand, the routine of colleare life, where men carry 
a heavy teaching schedule and at the same time a heavy teaching 
load (for there is a difference), there is apt to be no time for edu- 
cational study and outlook. The college professor has had less 
supervision and less self-examination as to his efficiency and his 
professional progress than any other class of teachers. There is 
some ground for the belief that much poor teaching is endured in 
the colleges. 

Founders' Day Address 21 

The truth is that college authorities need to understand that the 
best teaching cannot be maintained by the men whose time is so 
occupied as to prevent the leisurely preparation so essential to 
power in the teacher. 

A second issue lies in the crowded condition of most colleges. 
There is a lack of equipment in men and materials. In the Cen- 
tral West the development of the high school has been the most 
characteristic feature of modern public school education. The in- 
crease of favorable sentiment, the increase of wealth and the in- 
crease of favorable legislation have all combined to fill our high 
schools and to increase the demand for higher education. 

This issue should be honestly faced and squarely met. It will 
not do for college faculties to assume that their chief function is 
to weed out what they term the incompetent student. Artificial 
or arbitrary methods of excluding students will not solve the prob- 
lem. They are more liable to bring disapproval and condemna- 
tion upon the college. The honest method is to provide a suffi- 
cient number of teachers and then require that they do their work 
as well as they require the student to do his. 

This, of course, demands increased facilities and increased in- 
come. There is no evidence that the present demand upon the 
colleges will decline. Indeed, the percentage of degree-holding 
citizens is so small that for a long time in the future we may ex- 
pect to find our civilization able to assimilate all the young men 
and women that the colleges can prepare. The spirit of the Cen- 
tral West is not prepared to entertain with favor the limitation of 
education. A particular college may be justified in limiting its 
students to its capacity, but that may not relieve it of the responsi- 
bility to increase the capacity. 

If I may I shall offer one more observation" in closing. The 
college has amply demonstrated that it can administer funds hon- 
estly and safely. There are no other funds in the United States 
working more efficiently and effectively for the general good of 
the country than the endowment and trust funds for education. 
On the whole they have been competently managed and faithfully 
applied to the education of the youth of the land. They have been 

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singularly free from scandal and peculation of every kind. The 
future of the republic invites all persons favored with fortune and 
opportunity to consider with an alert mind and conscience the call 
of the coming generations for our inspiration and endowment. 

Mr. President and friends of Butler College, I congratulate you 
upon the happy occasion, and utter the sincere wish and reverent 
prayer that the future may find generous friends and staunch sup- 
porters flying to your support as doves to the windows. 

Inauguration Ceremony 

Welcome to Delegates 
By Dean J. W. Putnam, Ph. D. 

Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Guests and Friends : It is a pleas- 
ure and a privilege to welcome you to Butler College and to these 
inaugural ceremonies. You are here because of your interest in 
the welfare and permanent success of this College, and because of 
your personal regard for him who today formally assumes the 
leadership of its forces. When an important event occurs in the 
life of an individual, he likes to have his friends about him. If it 
be a joyous occasion, their presence and participation give an in- 
creased richness and fullness to his joy. So it is with an institu- 
tion of learning. The regard in which it is held by other institu- 
tions and by the world of scholarship generally is a matter of prime 
importance to it. Their good will and respect are a source of real 
satisfaction. You, the official delegates, represent such institu- 
tions and such interests. You are the visible bodily representa- 
tives of the spirit of co-operation and mutual esteem which hap- 
pily is so prevalent in the field of higher education. We appre- 
ciate the academic courtesy of your presence on this occasion. 

We are today participants in a notable event in the history of 
this College. A change in the leadership of such an institution as 
this is always a matter of grave concern. In no small degree the 

Inauguration Ceremony 23 

fate of the institution is involved in the new relationships thus 
established. Realizing this fact, the Board of Directors looked 
far and wide for a man to assume the duties devolving on the 
President of this College in its present period of expansion. For- 
tunately, they did not look in vain. A Hoosier born, and for the 
most part educated in his native state, Dr. Robert Judson Aley 
comes to us with a ripeness of scholarship, a maturity of judg- 
ment and an administrative experience which augur well for the 
future of Butler College. The task to which he has been called is 
not an easy one, but it is one worthy of the full measure of his 
well-known powers as a college administrator. To that task his 
life and his powers are formally dedicated today. You have come 
to participate in that dedication. Appreciative of the good will 
and neighborly spirit which have brought you here, I bid you wel- 


By Mr. Irby J. Good, A. M., 
President Indiana Central College. 

Mr. Chairman and Friends : We who have come from other in- 
stitutions have a high appreciation of the cordial reception we 
have had here, and of the words of welcome just spoken by Dean 
Putnam. We have a high appreciation both of Butler College and 
of her new President, Doctor Aley, and I can say without any 
reservations that it is our sincere desire and hope that the new 
era just beginning in the life of Butler College may stand out 
because of its achievements and rapid advancement. We have faith 
to believe that it will be so, because we know the sterling worth 
and strength of the leader upon whom has fallen the responsibility 
of guiding this institution. It is generally a critical time when 
the directors of a college are faced with the task of securing a new 
president who is to bear the responsibilities that must fall heavily 
upon the strongest of men. A college president must be a gen- 
eral, with ability to handle and organize varied forces ; he must 
be a successful business man, with ability to shape policies, so as 

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to bring the greatest gains from the investment of time and money 
by students and constituents; he must be a scholar, a strong ex- 
ecutive, for his success will depend largely upon his ability to deal 
successfully with the faculty and teachers, with the student body 
that is very sensitive to any weakness on his part ; he must please 
the alumni of the college, and also has a large constituency to 
deal with and please. He must not only keep up with the trend of 
educational movements, but all political, social and other general 
activities. He must possess the qualities, the personality, the char- 
acter that make him a central distributor of spiritual power and 
influence. He must have a keen perception and know the char- 
acter of the men and women he selects to work in his institution. 
In other words, he must be a superman. The task is Herculean. 
He must have tremendous endurance to stand the strain of the 
performance of his duty. He is indeed a sort of missionary, for 
his place is in the lead, and he must tackle new problems — prob- 
lems that are with him at night and in the early morning. 

In behalf of those who have come from other colleges and insti- 
tutions of learning, let me say that we congratulate the Trustees 
of Butler in the selection of Doctor Aley as President of this Col- 
lege. He is not coming as a new and untried man ; he comes as an 
experienced, successful college president, and we hope and believe 
that these years immediately ahead of us will bring great growth 
to Butler College, and in large measure the realization of your 
dreams and aspirations. The educational institutions stand behind 
him for the accomplishment of that mighty task. We stand ready 
to help you if possible, and we will surely pray for you, Mr. Presi- 
dent, and for this College, for whose advancement you are now be- 
ginning a period of service which will take possibly many of the 
best years of your life. It is our hope and belief that under your 
guiding hand Butler College will live up to its best traditions. 
May it be that the young people who go out from this institution 
as its alumni may go endued with a spirit of Christian service to 
their fellows, and with training which will help them to really 
meet life's problems. Mr. President, we, your friends, extend to 
you and to Butler College our sincere felicitations and give you 

In Behalf of the Students: 

Miss Laurel G. Cissna, '23 : Although the demand for trained 
workers comes to us with such persistence that it wearies us, yet 
its very persistence brings home the fact that we must have trained 
leaders, and we depend upon colleges and universities to supply 
these. All over this country are gathered in institutions the men 
and women of today. In such an institution are we gathered to- 
day — in Butler College, we the students of Butler College. We 
demand the best training that can be given, but such training 
would be impossible without great leaders. 

Each President of Butler College in his turn has given of his 
strength, mental, physical and spiritual, for the growth of this in- 
stitution, and it has grown. In the last ten years Butler College 
has quadrupled its attendance until today the halls are crowded 
to the utmost. 

Founders' Day serves as a reminder of the past and also im- 
presses us with the importance of the future. Can we go forward 
and merit a place among the alumni? Can we look forward to a 
bigger and better Butler? Yes, we can, with such a leader as has 
been provided for us. Already has he won our respect and con- 

Today the students of Butler College greet and welcome you, 
Dr. Robert Judson Aley, as our leader and as our President. To 
you we say, guide us and lead us in the way we are to go. In the 
name of the students now enrolled, and in the name of those yet 
to come, we pledge you our loyal support and our combined efforts 
in aiding you to promote the great work that Butler College has 
to do in answering the cry of the world. 

In Behalf of the Faculty: 

Rev. William C. Morro: I speak in behalf of the faculty of 
Butler College in welcoming Doctor Aley to the Presidency of this 
College. Each group will have a different interpretation of the 
meaning of his coming. The faculty's interpretation of this fact 


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is that Doctor Aley is coming to be our leader in achieving the 
task for which we have been appointed and for which the College 
was created. We welcome this leadership and rejoice in it. Each 
member of the faculty rightly and properly regards his task as 
of supreme importance, but each one conceives that his task is 
but a part of the larger unit, and so there must be someone who 
will correlate and unify these parts into the whole. As the faculty 
views it, this is the task in which Doctor Aley is to hold the posi- 
tion of leader, and in which the members of the faculty are to co- 
operate with him as loyal followers and helpers. 

In the past we have been happily and ably led in this way by 
Doctor Howe, and we have always rejoiced in the personal rela- 
tionship which we have had with him, and the hour when he re- 
signed and left the College was to us one of sadness and of evil 
forebodings. After him came Dean Putnam as acting President. 
Although hampered by limitations that were natural to the tempor- 
ary tenure of his office, the short leadership of Dean Putnam was 
to the faculty one of pleasure and satisfaction. 

Now, however, we are welcoming to this leadership Doctor Aley, 
and in welcoming him to this position of responsibility and lead- 
ership we rejoice and we continue to rejoice. We have found 
peculiar pleasure in the fact that he is a recognized master in the 
educational field ; he understands well the task of leadership which 
he has undertaken. We dare to hope, yes, we believe, that under 
his leadership not only will the high educational standard that 
Butler College has achieved under former leadership be maintained, 
but will be even advanced beyond former attainments. He is al- 
ready leading the way in the creation of conditions by which the 
primary object of the College will come to be recognized as intel- 
lectual and spiritual attainments. 

How shall the task of this College be stated ? Is it not primarily 
to take in hand a group of young people who are as yet ignorant 
of life, of its destinies and worth, and so to equip them with 
ideals, with purposes and aims in life that they will live on a 
higher level than their fathers? In brief, the College has for its 
task the interpreting of life in terms of spiritual, moral and intel- 

Greetings 27 

leetual achievement, and in this we rejoice that Doctor Aley is to 
be our leader. 

In behalf of the faculty I welcome him. I speak for them again 
when I pledge to him in all that he shall attempt to achieve in 
this respect our loyal and unswerving devotion and co-operation. 

In Behalf of the Alumni: 

Robert F. Davidson, A. M., '91 : Many years ago our fore- 
fathers founded this College. It has survived unto this day. By 
God's grace it shall never die. It was conceived in the wisdom of 
prayer. It was established in the vision of faith. It has been 
nurtured in unselfishness and sacrifice. Its past has been worthy. 
Its future should be glorious. What it has done for this com- 
munity and for those who have entered its doors is known to all. 
Concerning what is to come, in the words of the Moslem : ' ' Allah 
has His plans, which He will disclose at His own time and in His 
own way. May I be there to see!" 

There is a long list of honored names interwoven with the his- 
tory of this school. Some are of those who lighted the beacon; 
others of those who kept it burning; and now the torch is flung 
again. Time would fail me to tell of all those who, "through 
faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness and obtained 
promises. ' ' 

Even for standard-bearers I need not go beyond my own time 
to find names to command your respect. Across the span of thirty- 
five years come to me memories of Allen R. Benton. He knew and 
called every student by his first name. He counseled and advised 
us; he baptized us; he has married many of us; he loved us all, 
and we all loved him. His spirit was kind and gentle, pure and 
sweet. To him it may be said: "So didst thou travel on life's 
common way in cheerful Godliness." 

Scot Butler — he with the austere manner and the heart of a 
woman. A scholar, a gentleman, whose edicts were announced 
with finality and obeyed without question. His entire life's work 
has been given to this College. May his remaining days be as 
happy as his life has been useful, and at the end — and let it be 

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long deferred — may he realize the promise of the prophet: "And 
it shall come to pass that at evening time it shall be light." 

There is one other of whom I will not speak in the same strain, 
but whose thirteen years of able, unselfish, unremitting service to 
this institution are known to all of you. Under him the College 
grew virtually to its present proportions and maintained the proud 
position it now occupies. Some other time I may play Boswell to 
his Johnson. For the present, merely let me say of Tom Howe — 
he is my friend. So was it in youth ; so is it in manhood ; so be it 
when we shall grow old. 

These men are only the successors of those who went before them 
and whom I never knew. A long line of kings — and today a new 
king is crowned. If he objects to the title, or if you object to it, 
I do not press the point. 

In extending you this welcome, Sir, I speak on behalf of the 
beneficiaries of the estate you have come to manage. We have an 
interest in that estate which we expect you to administer as our 
trustee. We have confidence in your judgment, in your ability, 
and in your integrity, and feel that we safely may rely upon these 
qualities to guarantee a faithful accounting of your stewardship. 

We, the alumni of Butler College, are the children of that "gen- 
tle mother, ' ' who have been born to her ; who have had her tender 
care in infancy; who have had her wise counsel in youth; who 
have gone forth in manhood with her blessing ; and who, now and 
then, in gratitude and love, come home to her again. 

Turning from that figure of speech, let me say of the alumni of 
this College, and I say it with modesty — we are a "goodly com- 
panies' We are made up, in the main, of the descendants of that 
combination of the Puritans of New England and of the Cavaliers 
of the South, which two strains came together in the Middle West, 
and than which there is no better stock on earth. 

We came here from many homes and for various and different 
reasons. Some of us came upon our own initiative and paid our 
way with money earned by our own toil. Some of us came from 
homes where there was plenty, or at least enough for comfort, and 
because in those homes a college education was provided and ex- 

Greetings 29 

pected as a matter of course. Some of us came from homes where 
there was little or nothing beyond the bare necessities of life — 
where a college education for a boy or a girl meant the pinch of 
extreme denial to those who remained behind. Ah, those fathers 
and those mothers of the poor ! How they have worked and saved, 
and denied themselves, and been so happy in it all to dream, and 
dream of a future for their boys and girls which they were sure 
would be great and glorious by reason of advantages which they 
themselves had never had. But when the recording angel shall 
write it down in the book of life — the long story of achievement 
and the short and simple annals that made it possible — who shall 
say which hath the greater weight of glory? 

And so, speaking of those parents of the poor, and without 
danger or fear of mawkishness, I say — God bless your father and 
mother, and yours, and yours ! God bless the memory of mine ! 

We can never forget the admonitions and advice with which 
we were accompanied when we set forth from home upon the 
quest — maybe of knowledge, maybe of experience, maybe of some- 
thing unknown. In any event, so far as the boys were concerned, 
not unlike D'Artagnan, on the road from Beam to Paris, eager, 
impatient, impulsive, and armed with all the freshness of the hope 
of youth. It may be, on arrival, as the old gray pony of the Gas- 
con was bartered for the hat and plume, that the paper-mache 
valise was exchanged for the brown leather bag, and the brogan 
for the patent leather shoe. If so, it is the way of the world. 

Here the lasting friendships of life were formed ; here the foun- 
dations of many homes were laid; here we won victories of many 
kinds; and here we learned to endure hardship as good soldiers. 
And so we came, and so we stayed, and so we have gone — hither 
and yon. 

Some have achieved fame and glory. Some are just beginning 
the battle of life. Some have grown gray in the strife. Some, in 
the fullness of years, have marched into the setting sun. Some, in- 
cluding those who have given their lives for their country, never 
had a chance to grow old, but, dying young, gained eternal youth. 

Next to the flag of my country there is no banner I love as I do 

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the fluttering pennant of the white and blue. May it never be 
trailed in the dust. May it always be kept flying — undimmed and 
unstained. We give it today into the hands of a new standard 
bearer. May we help to strengthen his grasp and to uphold his 

Butler is not only a college, but also a spirit — felt in the blood 
of those who love her. May he catch that spirit, may he feel it, 
may he cherish it. May he be given wisdom and strength and a 
brave heart. May his victories be those of peace. But there may 
be battles. Therefore, let the sword, too, be always keen and 

Dr. Robert Judson Aley, Mr. President, I salute you — Hail and 
Godspeed ! 

In Belialf of tlie City of Indianapolis: 

Rev. Mathias L. Haines, D. D. : I am supposed to represent 
the City of Indianapolis on an occasion which means so much for 
the city as well as for this College, in six or seven minutes. I 
must take to myself the solemn resolution of Artemus Ward: "Re- 
solved, that I will live within my income, even if I have to borrow 
money to do it." Mr. Burris will succeed me, and I am resolved 
to live within my time, even if I have to borrow from Mr. Burris 
to do it. 

This is a red-letter day for Butler College. We who are not 
connected directly with the College, except by very strong bonds 
of sympathy and admiration, rejoice with you. I believe it is a 
red-letter day in more ways than some of us realize for our be- 
loved capital city. Roger W. Babson, business expert and statisti- 
cian, in a recent report sent out to American business executives, 
said : ' ' The need of the hour is not more railroads or steamboats, 
not more armies and navies, but rather more Christian education. ' ' 
And he adds, "This is the time of all times to increase such in- 
vestment. ' ' So the capital city is to be congratulated that through 
the action of the directors of Butler College, Doctor Aley has been 
secured as its President. Not only the College, but the city itself, 
makes a notable increase in its investment in Christian education. 

Greetings 31 

We talk so much of the need of laboratories and buildings, of 
equipment ; but the supreme need is men of the character, the qual- 
ity and experience of the man whom you have succeeded in bring- 
ing back from that effete civilization of the East. I lived in the 
East for fourteen years; I know whereof I speak. 

The men who founded this institution, we were reminded this 
morning, believed in scholarship, and they believed in God. They 
believed in human learning and philosophy, but they believed in 
it as the hand-maid of the higher learning and the supreme phil- 
osophy, a man's relation to his Maker and Eedeemer. Scholar- 
ship, science, philosophy have not completed their work until they 
have brought the student face to face with God. Human phil- 
osophy without God ends in a bog, and science and literature in 
the swamp of agnostic despair. 

In the City of Washington, yesterday, at the close of the ses- 
sions of the armament conference, President Harding said that 
one of the supreme compensations of life is to contemplate a worth- 
while accomplishment. Doctor Aley, you can enjoy in no small 
measure that compensation as you look back over the years and 
contemplate what you have already been enabled to accomplish both 
here and in your native state and in the commonwealth of Maine. 
You are now in the full vigor of manhood; you are back here 
among your acquaintances and your friends who know you and 
who believe in you. One of the members of the board of directors 
declared that you are ably equipped — I quote his exact words — 
to administer as President the plans for a bigger and better Butler. 
That is true, but it is only part of the truth. I believe you are 
equipped to be a leader in carrying out the plans for a university 
here in Indianapolis. Call it by what name you please. I am 
not a stickler for the name, although I have my idea in regard to 
the most suitable name — but a university in which there may be 
incorporated a number of schools and colleges. As you may know, 
some of us have had that idea in mind for more than twenty years. 
Our city has good public schools, first-class high schools; but the 
City of Indianapolis is lacking in the realm of higher education, 
and more than a bigger and better Butler College of Liberal Arts 

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I think is called for. We are much behind Syracuse, Rochester 
and other cities not as large as Indianapolis in our facilities for 
higher learning. Why could we not — I do not say merge; I do 
not like that idea at all ; I do not say federate — why could we not 
affiliate perhaps certain of the schools and colleges that we have, 
perhaps under a board of regents. The schools and colleges so 
affiliated might each hold — I have made some considerable study 
of this problem of affiliated schools — their own property and equip- 
ment, each self-governed, with the general administration, the 
standards of scholarship and the conferring of degrees as the 
board of regents. They do that in Canada, as some of you well 
know, at the University of Toronto and McGill University. The 
University of Toronto has more than a dozen affiliated schools — 
independent, self-governing, and yet joined under a general uni- 
versity system. 

Now, we take pride, friends, in applying the words of St. Paul 
regarding his native Tarsus to our own city — we like to say we 
are "no mean city." Tarsus in Paul's day, we are told, was a 
busy commercial city. A modern historian declares, however, that 
she enjoyed a yet nobler reputation — that she was the world's prin- 
cipal seat of learning at that time. Students flocked to her from 
other cities, and she sent her scholars far abroad. I wish we could 
make Indianapolis "no mean city" in this respect, and we can if 
we will. I believe that — we can if we will. I believe the oppor- 
tunity is before us. I am not thinking of you particularly, Mr. 
President, and your opportunity, but I am rather thinking of the 
great civic opportunity that is before us as citizens of Indianapolis, 
in connection with your coming here, of course, and your leader- 
ship. I am confident that you will do your part. Will the citizens 
of Indianapolis do theirs? 

In Behalf of the State of Indiana: 

Hon. Benjamin W. Burris: In the words of a noted scholar: 
"Public spirit is the aggregate of sound ideas of individuals who 
are controlled by law, and who, in measuring the goal of their 
affairs, see nothing higher than the Truth and know the Father 
of Good." 

Greetings 33 

True, this public spirit is formed of a combination of influence, 
but the most important of all today, and the one with which many 
of us are associated, the one for which we are held accountable, is 
education. The progress of ripe judgment in our state depends to 
a large degree upon the progress made in education in raising the 
standards of teaching in high schools, public and private alike. 
Work poorly done in secondary schools gives the colleges and uni- 
versities a poorly equipped student body, and makes the work of 
education difficult. Primary education is indispensable to all, and 
it is quite important that secondary education be accepted by all 
who can possibly attain it. Both primary and secondary educa- 
tion would suffer incredibly were it not for institutions of higher 
learning, both public and private, which furnish them with new 
activity and life. Primary and secondary education are indis- 
pensable and are the results, as it were, of higher education. They 
furnish institutions of learning with recruits, and from them draw 
their teachers. The state which encourages the development of 
higher education enhances its opportunities for broadening and 
enriching its primary and secondary school work, and at the same 
time broadens its field of opportunity by having trained scholars 
as leaders in social, cultural and political life. We all know that 
the glory of Indiana comes from being able to boast of being the 
recipient of the product of as high a type of college and university 
as can be found in any other state. To be the recipient of the 
product of these institutions, moreover, without public cost, is an 
advantage rarely enjoyed by a commonwealth. 

Butler College has a long and conspicuous record. The good it 
has done in shaping the social, cultural and political life of this 
and other states can in no sense be estimated. Indiana is no 
sense unmindful of its work ; it looks to this institution for leader- 
ship, to him who by extensive training and long years of service, 
because of his hundreds of admiring friends and staunch sup- 
porters, is so eminently qualified to assume the leadership of this 

Doctor Aley, coming as you have from the shores of Maine to 
the grandest place in this world — Indiana, your birthplace — I ex- 

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tend to you, in behalf of the State of Indiana, a most cordial wel- 
come. And may I say, further, that not only Butler College, but 
educational institutions all over Indiana, rejoice at your coming, 
and wish for you a long and happy administration. 

Mr. Hilton U. Brown, A. M. : We are formally installing to- 
day the tenth President of Butler College. A college president is 
not chosen by popular vote, but he may, if good fortune attend, 
be a popular choice. He escapes the insolvency that our primaries 
entail, and the abominations of election day, but his responsibilities 
and troubles come later. In this case the pre-election problems 
fell to the lot of the directors, but their burdens lifted when Dr. 
Robert Judson Aley, President of the University of Maine, finally 
agreed to assume direction of the affairs of this institution. 

And now, if you will permit, Doctor Aley, I would like to ad- 
dress a few remarks to you. I find, on inquiry and upon exami- 
nation of records, that you first received a Bachelor's Degree from 
Valparaiso University. Later you received a similar degree from 
Indiana University, and still later a Master's Degree in the same 
institution. That following that you were at Leland Stanford, Jr., 
University, where you did notable work recognized by that insti- 
tution. That still later the degree of Doctor of Philosophy was 
conferred upon you by the University of Pennsylvania. Later the 
honorary degree Doctor of Laws was bestowed upon you by 
Franklin College, and the same degree by the University of 
Pennsylvania. I find, and well know, that you were head of the 
Department of Mathematics at the University of Indiana, and that 
you are the author of many books recognized in the educational 
world. That you were elected Superintendent of Public Instruc- 
tion of Indiana, and that you were called to Maine to rehabilitate 
one of the old, established institutions of New England. 

Now, Doctor Aley, we think you lack in only one thing. We like 
the distinguished company of which you have become a part; we 
would like to join that great company which has seen and recog- 
nized the capacities which led them to bestow degrees upon you. 
You are not up to this moment an alumnus of this institution, but 

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by the authority of the board of directors of Butler College, an 
authority which was vested in the institution by the Legislature of 
Indiana, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Laws, with all the rights and privileges that are thereby be- 

The President that we inaugurate is not a novice in the business 
that he is undertaking. Neither does he come to a finished work. 
Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, with meager beginnings 
and small funds, his earliest predecessor opened the doors of this 
College. It represented then the hopes and aspirations of a pioneer 
generation that was actuated by two powerful sentiments — faith 
in the Bible, and zeal for education. Thus inspired, Ovid Butler, 
not college bred, but a man of culture and vision, wrote the char- 
ter. The institution that he helped to create was not far from 
the frontiers of that day, and it was consequently called the North- 
western Christian University. But the wilderness was converted 
into settlements, territories became states, the next generation 
found itself in the Middle West, and the College was renamed after 
the author of the charter. 

Note the breadth of the conception of this early worker in the 
field of education in Indiana: The objects contemplated in the 
Act of Incorporation were stated to be: "To establish, maintain 
and perpetuate at or in the vicinity of Indianapolis, an institu- 
tion of learning of the highest class * * * ; to establish in said 
institution, departments or colleges for the instruction of students 
in every branch of liberal and professional education; to educate 
and prepare suitable teachers for the common schools of the coun- 
try; to teach and inculcate the Christian faith and Christian 
morality, as taught in the sacred Scriptures, discarding as unin- 
spired and without authority all writings, formulas, creeds and 
articles of faith subsequent thereto; and to promote the sciences 
and arts." 

Not all the dreams of that day have been realized, but we have 
now a College that reflects the contributions, the labors and prayers 
of many men and women that have not allowed the torch of learn- 
ing to darken. 

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We have not invited Doctor Aley to a life of ease in an environ- 
ment of luxury. He comes to an institution that has, from the 
day it opened, never closed its doors, though twice when country 
called there have been sad gaps. High-minded and conscientious 
educators have brought down to today a standard college with a 
good name and a clean escutcheon. The horizon now broadens. 
The problem is not only to keep what we have, but to extend the 
usefulness of an institution planted in the very heart of a great 
commonwealth in a country that is the world's best hope. 

We have heard today something of the history of this College. 
On looking about we see that its assets are not in bricks and stones ; 
they are in the lives of those that have gone out from these walls ; 
in sacred traditions ; in high hopes and opportunities. These guests 
from colleges and universities may not see here great buildings, 
nor evidences of affluence. They come, let us believe, having faith 
that here an honest effort has been made, and is to be continued, 
to teach young men and women the better way of life. There have 
been failures, but, as in every college, we hear voices from the past 
bidding us to "carry on." A log, a student and Mark Hopkins 
may make a college. But this is not the end of educational ambi- 
tion. With a world to conquer, there must be many logs that 
there may be many students and many Mark Hopkinses. As a 
college president who had been in need of equipment once said, 
' ' We got a proper plant because we first got men. ' ' 

Here we have been seeking to surround ourselves with men and 
women. Students, too, have come in troops. And we have faith 
that in time buildings and equipment will follow. But even with- 
out these, good work may be done. It has been said that there is 
a moral value in makeshifts. A great man said that he had done 
his best work in a laboratory in a closet under a stairway. But it 
is not enough that a few hunger and thirst after knowledge. The 
rewards of learning are so abundant that 'twere selfish not to 
make them common to all. 

Many men who have loved truth have made their sacrifice that 
a blessing may flow, not to themselves, but those who come after. 
Life at longest is short. Into its brief years must be crowded un- 

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numbered experiences. How much can a man live and see in his 
brief bourne of time ? How much can he pass on to a later genera- 
tion that ought to be better and happier because of those who have 
gone before? Every life must begin where life began — without 
knowledge or experience. But each should be born into a more 
beautiful and useful world, with men and equipment at hand to 
speed up the development of each newcomer. 

That this may be so, men have given their lives and their for- 
tunes. Before the states began to establish higher schools, the more 
responsive religious bodies and local communities opened semi- 
naries and colleges. The states came along and poured wealth 
into great institutions. Men of vast fortunes, usually, though not 
always, men who have been poor and uneducated boys, opened 
the world's purse strings and found that in giving they had re- 
ceived immortality. 

What monument equals this? There are revolving fortunes de- 
voted to education that have been available, generation after gen- 
eration, to inspire and assist youth long after "storied urn and 
animated bust" have become ashes, and only a name remains, 
effaced from stone and bronze, but living in the hearts of men. 
There are musty tombs deliberately built in the hope of imperish- 
able renown, but from which no incense of hallowed memory arises. 

What is a college, anyway? An inspiration. A doorway. An 
opportunity. A living thing. He who makes obeisance here nour- 
ishes life. "Manhood hath a wider span, and larger privilege of 
life than man." 

Doctor Aley, you take control of this institution at a critical 
and at the same time a promising season. Weighty responsibilities, 
and also limitless possibilities, mark the hour. Foch became leader 
of the allied armies when they were without victories. You come 
when the past is rich with successes, but knowing full well that 
the past cannot guarantee the future. Having full confidence in 
your experience, sagacity and vision, the board of directors has 
chosen you for the great and inspiring task that lies before and 
that is to join an honored past to an ambitious, but sane, future. 
Born in this state, a teacher in one of its great institutions, ex- 

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ecutive of Indiana's entire public school system, honored by many 
seats of learning for research and study within their walls, sea- 
soned with years of experience as head of an Eastern institution 
that grew solidly under your touch, no one knows better than you 
that Indianapolis, "no mean city," patron of learning and of 
schools, the mother of literature, a city of homes, a city where a 
man's a man and where neither ancestry nor wealth, but industry, 
character and brains count — that this city is entitled to and must 
have not only a collegiate institution of the highest type, but one 
of sufficient capacity to meet all its needs. 

The foundations, indeed, have already been laid, and much of 
the work nobly done. Not to complete it, for work of this import 
can never be completed so long as youth knocks at the doors, but 
to develop it, is the work to which we have invited you; and be- 
fore you we lay our pledges of support and our golden dreams. 

You have found in the faculty faithful and inspiring teachers. 
To them you will grant academic freedom, and from them you will 
expect loyalty, not only to the College and to sound learning, but 
to the spiritual forces that must control our youth if we are to 
preserve our country and its institutions. You will influence many 
lives, and in the days to come will note the names of men and 
women gone from these halls "to grace this latter age with noble 

As spokesman of the board of directors, I hereby confer on you 
the office of President of Butler College, with all the authority im- 
plied therein, and as defined in the charter and by-laws. As token 
of these honors and responsibilities, I turn over to you the original 
copy of the charter conferred on this institution by the Legislature 
of Indiana in the year 1850. The hand that wrote it is dust, 
but the thing it called into being lives on. 

President Rqbert Judson Aley, Ph. D., LL. D. : In spite of 
all that has been said, I am keenly aware of my own limitations, 
and I hope fully appreciative of the magnitude and difficulties of 
the undertaking. I tremble at the responsibility. I appreciate, 
however, more than words can possibly express, these fine greet- 

Inauguration Address 39 

ings, so expressive of confidence and so pregnant with proffered 
support. I enjoy now the beauty and fragrance of the bouquets 
you have so generously handed me. I am sure that the remem- 
brance of them will hearten me in the future when the thorns come 
through as I struggle with the perplexing problems of college ad- 

Students and faculty are the two absolutely indispensable ele- 
ments in a college. Either can easily mar and may entirely bar 
the work of the other. In Butler I have found a student body high- 
minded, ambitious, industrious, co-operative and obedient; a fac- 
ulty broadly educated, specifically trained in the subjects professed, 
interested in the students taught, and possessed of a reverent spirit 
toward truth. This combination of students and faculty furnishes 
a unique opportunity for progressive and constructive accomplish- 

The student may migrate, and the faculty member may resign. 
The alumnus can do either. The mark of the college is upon him 
for life. He is, therefore, more vitally interested in the college 
than student or teacher. He may look backward, and, with the 
distorted perspective that usually comes when one views the past, 
assume that the college of his day was perfect and worthy of per- 
petuation without change. On the other hand, he may look for- 
ward, and, with the clearer vision of one facing the East, covet 
for his Alma Mater that growth and change necessary to keep her 
a going and growing concern. Butler's alumni are facing the East. 

The sympathy and faith of the city and state are essential fac- 
tors in the life of a college. I am delighted that Butler has these 
in such large measure. I am sure that Butler will do all possible 
to serve the city and the state by furnishing, in ever-increasing 
numbers, loyal men and women, well educated and anxious to 
serve. In spirit, method and purpose, this institution is as public 
as though her support came by direct taxation. 

The most noticeable after- war phenomena is the unusual inter- 
est in education. This interest exists in all grades of work, from 
the kindergarten to the university. It manifests itself by increased 
attendance, by very much larger expenditures for salaries and 

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equipment, and also by an insistent and rapidly growing demand 
for educated men and women. Industry, commerce, finance and 
the professions are absorbing a larger number of educated men and 
women than ever before. The demand for those of college train- 
ing is very great. Colleges not only find it difficult to furnish edu- 
cational facilities for their great numbers of students, but they 
also find it difficult to retain the members of their faculties and 
to hold the most promising students until they have finished their 
academic work. The business and professional world has such faith 
in learning that it induces our teachers to leave us, and robs us 
of many of our students before their training is completed. 

The World War furnished a convincing demonstration of the 
value of knowledge. In its keen competitions, knowledge was the 
factor that brought victory. It was proven again and again that 
all kinds of knowledge have their uses in practical affairs. Many 
times the pure scientific deductions of yesterday became the most 
useful applied knowledge of today. The scholarship of the phil- 
osopher, the philologist and the psychologist was frequently turned 
into most useful channels of accomplishment. As a result there 
developed an almost universal faith in the scholar and in scholar- 
ship. Conditions now are most favorable for great educational 
achievements. We must occupy the field, and by the efficiency of 
our work fix permanently the interest of the public in education. 
The challenge to the college to make good must be met. 

Careful observers and keen critics agree that the supreme need 
of the world is competent leadership. They tell us that we have no 
prophets able to analyze the ills of the present, or to point the way 
to a successful future. No man can be a successful prophet or 
leader in the complex affairs of today unless he has a broad and 
liberal education. He must be a scholar trained to think straight. 
The best opportunity to produce such a scholar is found in our in- 
stitutions of higher learning. The success of the leader depends 
upon the increase in the number of scholars and the deepening of 
faith in knowledge. Never was the need so great as now for the 
enlargement of educational facilities. This is necessary if all are 
to have more education, and imperative if those of exceptional 
merit are to be trained for leadership. 

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The field of knowledge is very much broader than it was fifty 
years ago. The boundaries have been extended and the new ter- 
ritory partially explored. Modern inventions and improvements 
have made life more complex than formerly. More knowledge is 
needed to enable one to function properly. The facilities for ele- 
mentary education have been greatly enlarged, and the methods 
much improved. Secondary education, furnished by the public 
high school, has become a recognized necessity. The high school 
graduate is now as common as the eighth graduate was formerly. 
In many respects he is better educated than the college graduate 
of an earlier day. The freshman, when he enters college, is al- 
ready familiar with the applications of many sciences. He knows 
much about the telephone, telegraph, wireless, automobile, air- 
plane and hundreds of other common forms of machinery now in 
general use. Many of the marvelous developments of science, of 
which his grandfather had never dreamed, are in his common ex- 
periences. Social and economic questions, unheard of a generation 
ago, are familiar to him. He refuses to be confined within the dog- 
matic limitations of a former day. He presents to the college a 
difficult, but very interesting, problem. His alertness and his 
many contacts with life make him ready to respond to the teacher 
that understands. He is anxious to be led into knowledge and 
service. He needs sympathetic guidance and friendly advice. The 
college is the best agency to furnish both. 

The question is often asked, "What is the purpose of educa- 
tion?" No two thinkers will answer alike, for each will make his 
definition, in part at least, from his own experience. A large part 
of the purpose of education is preparation of the individual for 
full and complete living, or as it is sometimes expressed, "prepara- 
tion for fullness of life." Probably all will agree that the indi- 
vidual needs preparation to enable him to meet the problems and 
conditions of life with courage, with serenity and with a fighting 
chance to win. Throughout recorded history, those who have lived 
life most successfully and have left to their times the best heritage, 
have been the men and women who were familiar with the accumu- 
lated knowledge of the past, Avho had caught glimpses of the 

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enigmas yet to be solved, and who had the courage to venture into 
the unknown. The permanent gains of civilization have come from 
such as these. Their number is never large enough. Our problem 
is to make for our age greater gains by increasing the number of 
educated men and women. 

The individual who would give a good account of himself must 
be familiar with the accumulated knowledge that applies to the 
field of his endeavor. Education, therefore, becomes a necessary 
condition for entrance into modern occupations and professions. 
He who would be a leader in his work, improve its conditions, and 
advance its standing, needs to have as a background, not only the 
knowledge specifically used in his work, but the various collateral 
lines of knowledge that contribute to its understanding and de- 
velopment. As civilization grows in complexity, the amount of 
knowledge, both direct and collateral, increases very greatly. The 
college not only preserves and transmits such knowledge, but it also 
reorganizes it and adjusts it to new conditions. 

In spite of the arguments of some modern pedagogues, there 
is still faith in the value of intellectual discipline. A distinguished 
Eastern judge states that he has no difficulty in picking from a 
group of attorneys those who by long study of language, philos- 
ophy, literature and science have brought their minds under con- 
trol. They are able to grasp, analyze and apply the principles of 
law to the case at hand. The head of a great business corporation 
engaged in manufacturing, recently testified that the young man 
with the college training was able to advance in his factory 
many times more rapidly than the individual without such 
discipline. He further testified that intellectually disciplined men 
were worth much more to the business than those without such 
training, because they were able to suggest improvement and to 
develop better methods of work. The college furnishes the oppor- 
tunity for intellectual discipline and encourages its development. 

One does not have fullness of life unless he is able to touch life 
at many points. College furnishes a unique opportunity for the 
establishment of interests and the making of contacts. The stu- 
dent who uses his time well becomes an intimate friend of the 

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great thinkers and leaders of other flays. He learns the causes of 
success and the reasons of failure. In his college associations he 
establishes friendships at a time when idealism is strongest and 
when his own character is being formed. All these things unite to 
control his ambitions and confine within proper channels the cur- 
rent of his life. The dreams, the ideals and the contacts of his 
college days account for his worthwhile achievements of later life. 

The period of college life is necessarily one of adjustment and 
growth. It is as natural for the college student to have intellectual 
growing pains as it is for the youth to have physical growing 
pains. In both cases the pains are due to an attempt to adjust to 
new conditions, mental in the one case and physical in the other. 
In both cases the inexperienced parent is unduly alarmed. It some- 
times happens that mental adjustment is not properly made, and 
intellectual or spiritual deformity occurs. An analogous thing oc- 
casionally occurs in the physical growth of the individual. In both 
intellectual and physical growth, the almost invariable rule is that 
although the pains may be severe and the anxiety of friends great, 
the patient comes through the ordeal better, stronger and larger. 
The history of civilization is largely the story of alarm at the grow- 
ing pains of the world and the struggle to resist change. History 
shows again and again that the most alarming things of yesterday 
are the commonplaces of today. The college that is static, and, there- 
fore, produces no change, should have burial instead of sup- 
port. The college must be dynamic, throbbing with life and growth, 
always responsive to the ever enlarging revelations of truth. The 
college should always be conservative enough to retain the best 
of the past, and progressive enough to study honestly the new pro- 
posals of the present and the prophecies of the future. 

In college, men and women should develop a reverence for truth, 
a faith in others and a broad charity. The age-long search for 
truth will never be ended. We catch glimpses of it and appropriate 
parts, but the whole truth is beyond the ken of man. In its pur- 
suit, teacher and student should proceed reverently. Truth is al- 
ways in agreement with truth. Seeming disagreements come from 
partial views, from confusing theory with fact, and from unwar- 

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ranted conclusions. An eminent astronomer always invited his 
students to go out into space and think with him the thoughts of 
God. Such is always the attitude of the great teacher. He knows 
that truth is always of God. The honesty of purpose of the stu- 
dent in his search for truth should develop in him a faith that his 
fellows are searching with the same honesty as he. His inability 
to know all truth, or even much of truth, should make him humble 
and fill him with charity for the shortcomings and failures of 
others. It should make him cautious and humble and teach him 
to shun dogmatism. 

The old idea that one goes to college to finish his education has 
now but few followers. The college furnishes an opportunity for 
intense application to fundamental things, but the time of college 
is too short to finish an education. The college has done but little 
for the student if his diploma satisfies him. The college has done 
much for the student if he goes forth with a consuming desire to 
grow and an insistent wish to know. The work of the college, 
therefore, should not be dogmatic and final. The method should 
rather be to lead, to suggest, and to help. Inquiry and questioning 
should be encouraged. Known and proven facts should be used 
to prevent hasty conclusions. In the long run the fundamental 
things that men have agreed upon through experience will stand. 
They may be modified and changed to fit new conditions, but the 
fundamental elements remain. 

The college is not a place for propaganda, unless that propa- 
ganda is meant by which a greater love for truth is developed. 
The college was founded and is maintained by the sacrifice of its 
friends, that it may be a center of enlightenment and truth. The 
history of the college, from its earliest inception to the present 
time, emphasizes the fact that it cannot live if its purpose is to 
support some peculiar economical doctrine, some social practice, or 
some scientific theory. It should be friendly to all ideas, but it 
must subject them to study, to inquiry, to investigation and to 
proof. The spirit of the college should be: "Prove all things; hold 
fast that which is good." 

The atmosphere of the college should be moral, ethical, Christian. 
Colleges owe their origin to the faith and sacrifice of God-fearing 

Inauguration Address 45 

people. Righteous men, believers in the teachings of the Nazarene, 
have been the great teachers of the world. Such men bring to 
the classes in history, language, science, mathematics and all the 
rest an attitude of reverence and a faith that profoundly influences 
the student. For many years I have been in close association with 
college teachers. I know their high ideals and their whole-hearted 
devotion to duty. I am aware that now and then a critic, draw- 
ing general conclusions from a few isolated cases, alarms some by 
his vivid portrayal of dangers. In spite of that, I believe the 
American college is sound, wholesome and a fit place for American 
youth. I am sure that in the future, as in the past, it will furnish 
us our preachers, teachers, reformers and leaders in every good 
work. As long as the college retains its faith in idealism and 
trains its students in the practice of honor, justice and brother- 
liness, it will be the hope of the world. 

In the earlier days the college was a place where men gathered 
for intellectual effort. Possibly that purpose was over-emphasized. 
Man is physical and spiritual, as well as intellectual. Fullness of 
life demands all-round development. Today we have many extra 
curricular activities. Athletics, social and religious affairs, and 
many clubs for social purposes, claim much of the student's time. 
Whether these various activities should take all the blame or not, 
it certainly is a fact that the intellectual work of our colleges is 
not up to former standards. No one is rash enough to urge that 
these side-line activities be entirely abandoned. We all know that 
the physical, the social and the spiritual must be developed. There 
is, however, danger that in the diffusion of effort the main pur- 
pose for which the college exists may be overlooked. It ought to 
be possible, and I believe it is possible, to bring back into college 
life an appreciation of intellectual achievement. Men in after- 
college life of high distinction in their chosen work find it possible 
to maintain their physical health through sport, to minister to 
their social needs through society, and to keep their spiritual life 
healthy and active by church work. They do all this without loss 
of time or energy from the work necessary for success. In the 
final analysis, the college man is judged not by his record on the 
athletic field, his prominence as a social lion, or his ability as a 

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student religious leader. He is judged by his intellectual develop- 
ment and power, and his ability to apply these qualities to his 
work. The other accomplishments are important elements in 
emulating the whole man. No college can permanently survive if 
it depends upon its athletic activities, its social advantages, or its 
religious accomplishments. It should have all of these, but above 
and beyond them it must have as its supreme purpose the develop- 
ment of men and women who can think and know. 

Mr. President, in assuming the great responsibility as President 
of Butler College, I am fully cognizant of her long and honorable 
history. I know of her splendid ideals and her high standards. I 
recognize the wisdom and statesmanship of the scholarly men who 
have directed her course. I admire and appreciate the scholarship 
and devotion of her faculty from the opening day to this hour. I 
realize, I trust, the greatness of the task before me. The splendid 
traditions of the past must be preserved. The lessons of the past 
must be used to strengthen the present. Out of the past and upon 
the present a larger and better structure must be built for the 
future. By the co-operation of the alumni, the support of the city, 
and the interest of the state, and the untiring work of the board, 
that structure will be assured. As a servant of all these forces I 
dedicate myself to the task, praying that God may give me patience, 
wisdom and courage. 

The news having been gently broken to me that I am now 
President of Butler College, I desire to perform as my first really 
official act a very pleasant duty. Thomas Carr Howe, will you 
please step forward. 

Thomas Carr Howe, graduate of Butler College, member of her 
faculty, honored President of this institution for thirteen years, 
successful business man, trusted friend and Christian gentleman, 
you have served this institution most efficiently and brought to 
her great honor. By the authority of the board of directors of 
Butler College, and in accordance with the power vested in that 
board by the Legislature of the State of Indiana, I hereby confer 
upon you the honorary degree Doctor of Laws, with all the rights 
and privileges thereto pertaining. 

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Rev. A. B. Philputt: The Lord bless thee and keep thee, the 
Lord make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee, 
the Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon thee and give 
thee peace. Amen. 

After-Dinner Talks 

President Robert Judson Aley: I shall take as little time 
as possible and introduce the after-dinner speakers with very little 

In the first place, I want to address the graduates of Butler 
College as "Fellow Alumni." Since Tom Howe has been a Butler 
man for a long time, I think I can safely claim to be the baby of 
the bunch, absolutely the youngest alumnus of Butler. I am very 
proud of this distinction, and very glad, indeed, to be numbered 
among the children of Butler College. 

I am very sorry that it is not possible to give you the pleasure of 
listening to all of our distinguished visitors. I put all the names 
of the visitors in a bag and then pulled out a certain number, be- 
cause I knew the quality of these visitors was such that I would 
draw out a group of speakers just as good as it was possible to 
get. So these men who are to speak to you are merely average 
samples, taken at random from the batch of visitors that we have 
here today. 

A little more than thirty years ago the educational Middle West 
was somewhat stirred by the ambitious program and the splendid 
announcements of educational work that emanated from the great 
city to the north of us and that centered about what was then the 
future Chicago University, and which is today the real Chicago 
University. We are highly honored in having with us the Presi- 
dent of the University of Chicago, Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, who 
will now speak to us. 

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Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, President University of Chicago : Mr. 
President and baby alumnus, ladies and gentlemen: The pro- 
ceedings tonight remind me of an inscription on one of the build- 
ings when I was in Williams College. The motto was in Latin, 
which, of course, you will all understand. It was, translated for 
the benefit of the seniors, "First quiet, then diet, then riot." I 
see, sir, that the time has come for riot, and I would be very glad 
to start a riot, but how much of a riot can one make in five 
minutes? I will see. 

To begin with, Mr. President, as a member of the Association of 
University Presidents in this country, I welcome you to the noble 
army of martyrs. They have been telling you this afternoon and 
this morning all sorts of sweet things — and they were sweet 
things — but I am going to tell you the truth. I have been watch- 
ing the President since I have been here with great care. Some 
time ago, at a feast of the Gridiron Club in Washington, when 
the X-Ray was first devised, they put their guests on the stand 
and turned the X-Ray on them so as to throw a picture on a screen. 
They put up Mark Hanna, and on the screen appeared the picture 
of the White House. They put up a distinguished senator from 
the State of New York — I will not mention his name — and the 
screen showed nothing at all. Now, I have been studying your 
President with an X-Ray eye, and I am going to tell you just what 
I have seen in his head. 

I do not know whether he will qualify for the position of Presi- 
dent of this institution on his capacity for a certain kind of rela- 
tionship to truth, but he is a very imaginative gentleman, I can 
see that. He has a very vivid imagination, and I can see what he 
is imagining. First, I see a vast area of landscape — I do not know 
where, possibly in the vicinity of Indianapolis — acres and acres of 
landscape. Then I see raised on that landscape vast buildings, 
monumental buildings of stone, with towers and domes and what 
not. I see all that in his head. Then I see in his imagination the 
picture of a bank, a trust company, with safety vaults where there 
are piles and piles of bonds and stocks. These are endowments — 
and this I see in his head. 

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You see what is coming, ladies and gentlemen. He has a large 
appetite also, I have discovered. He can swallow and digest a 
landscape, buildings, bonds and stocks and a lot of other things — 
anything that any of you millionaires want to leave to the Col- 
lege — he swallows it all. If you are millionaires, I warn you now 
that he is after you, and I hope he gets every one of you to go 
down in your pockets. Remember, you have no business to have 
anything in your pockets; it all belongs to Butler College. 

Mr. President, the five minutes are up, and I have started a riot. 

Dean Burris, University of Cincinnati : Some of you who have 
been abroad, I dare say, have seen a picture which hangs in the 
Louvre in Paris, representing Daniel in the lions' den. The artist 
has pictured him with a radiant smile, and on one occasion an 
American being asked why he was so depicted in the midst of 
such a tragic situation, replied: "He knows he will not have to 
speak after the meal." I am almost in that situation, because 
being away from home I did not know until I returned that I was 
in the bag, and did not know for certain that I was to speak until 
a moment ago. 

I am not here representing myself, but the institution with which 
T am connected, and of course I must extend you greetings and 
try to behave. But beyond extending you greetings I am very 
much like Lincoln on one occasion when a man wished to hear 
him tell a story. This man thought if he could get someone to 
introduce him, he then would tell a story, and perhaps that would 
remind Lincoln of one. He was introduced and told his story, 
and when he had finished, Lincoln hesitated and said, ' ' Well, now, 
that does not remind me of anything." I have been listening to 
these speeches and trying to get some suggestions, but have failed, 
and I have never specialized as an after-dinner speaker. 

Speaking of specializing reminds me recently we asked Babe 
Ruth to speak before our Rotary Club. We thought he could 
speak, but when Babe Ruth speaks it is the audience that makes 
the home run. He could not speak, but he told some stories. But 
the fellow that was with him had a good deal of fun at Babe 's ex- 

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pense. He told this one — that while Babe was in Washington he 
was told that General Foch wished to see him. He asked, "Who 
did you say?" "General Foch." "I don't care to meet him, 
and anyhow I don't know anything to say." They told him that 
of course he must see General Foch, so the General came to the 
Willard to see Babe, and when he came in, Babe said, "How do 
you do?" He waited a moment and then said, "Were you in the 
war?" Cross said that would not have been so bad, but he asked 
him which side he was on! 

Well, it was proper that our institution should be represented, 
and I am the victim. When you come right down to it, there are 
just two important educational institutions within 110 miles of 
here, and Butler College is the other one. So I am here with my 
greetings, and naturally I am very much gratified to find my old 
friend, Doctor Aley, the new President of this institution. I have 
known and loved him for a good many years. I have always been 
impressed with his good nature and cordiality, and these are cer- 
tainly great assets in a college president. We came very nearly 
being members of the same institution — Indiana University. I 
gave it the once over, but decided I would not go. I did not think 
the morals down there were good enough for me. I gave Wabash 
the once over, but there were no girls there, and I decided that 
when I went to college I expected to get something out of it be- 
sides education, and if Mrs. Burris were here I would take delight 
in saying that I was very successful. 

Seriously, however, there is one thing impressed upon my mind, 
and especially so as the result of a recent experience. That is the 
obligation of the college — the special obligation of the college at 
this time in relation to citizenship. I found on my desk the other 
day a letter from the National Security League, containing a form 
of bill to be presented to the Legislature requiring the teaching 
of the Constitution. That may do something, but it is not enough. 
There are many people who read the Constitution who do not un- 
derstand it, or else I do not, and while I am not a crape-hanger, I 
certainly have felt some misgivings in recent years in regard to 
the freedom we are taking with that historical document. I think 

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we all need not only to pledge our allegiance anew, but to get a 
deeper understanding of the principles upon which it is founded. 
There is too much of a disposition to say, "What is a Constitution 
between friends'?" We rush away to Washington and try to get 
Washington to do the things that belong to the States, a tendency 
which we must resist to the utmost. The best way to lay the 
foundation for that is not only to read the Constitution, but in 
the classes study the proceedings of the convention and get at the 
sure principles upon which our Government was established, the 
maintenance of Federal power, while preserving at the same time 
the right of local self-government by the States. 

I was talking about this matter the other day to President Hard- 
ing, and had the thrill that comes once in a lifetime as I stood in 
his presence. I was there at the time of the big snow, and he 
greeted me as if I were a human being. I was perfectly at 
ease in his presence. I said, "I think you and Laddie ought to be 
out hunting rabbits." He said, "Well, I do not believe I could kill 
a rabbit. As I get older I cannot bear to hurt anything that has 
eyes with which to look at me. I could hit a golf ball, but it has 
no eyes." He then recited a very beautiful poem which expressed 
the sentiment he had in this regard. We discussed several things, 
and one was this matter I have spoken of — this tendency which 
must be resisted, especially by the colleges, and when I gave utter- 
ance to that he said, and repeated the expression, "That is the 
keynote; that is the keynote." And as I heard him say it, and 
saw the sentiment he felt, I then and there pledged a renewed 
allegiance to our Government and its Constitution. That is my 
advice to you, Mr. President — that we make better American 

President Cloyd Goodnight, Bethany College : Four years ago 
I could with ease and a typical degree of certainty have given 
Doctor Aley considerable advice. I know I could have given it to 
my friend Howe. Tonight I have no advice to give. I have tried 
my hand. I, too, had a vivid imagination, but somehow you fel- 
lows who are millionaires and the banker with the vault full of 
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more pay are with us always, and the task of the college executive 
thus goes on. 

I am delighted to be here today — the first Founders' Day I 
have attended for something like sixteen years. I am delighted to 
see the spirit with w T hich the friends and alumni of the institution 
are entering upon the task of supporting Doctor Aley in his pro- 
gram for the future. To be carnally minded may be death, but, 
ladies and gentlemen, we are elected to be carnally minded. We 
have listened to some good speeches today — they sound well, but 
we know that after it is all said, some things have to be done. I 
am well aware of the fact that it will require hundreds of thou- 
sands, and even millions, to take care of the situation. I used to 
like to make speeches at college banquets. I thought it was a 
pleasant thing, a sort of leisurely pastime. I have lost that in- 

You may think I am unduly depressed about the situation, but 
I know what has gone before tonight, and the work Butler has had 
to pay her bills and look the world in the face. So, Mr. President, 
I sympathize with you. I am your friend ; I will be your friend ; 
but I am not here tonight to give you undue comfort, because it 
is dangerous. I am here to say — and I can speak for the alumni 
of Butler when I say — that back of Doctor Aley and his program, 
with him in his tasks, and for him to the end will be the Butler 
folks, and with the alumni of this institution, the trustees of this 
institution, the student body of this institution, and friends, we 
can accomplish great things in spite of anything on earth. We 
can put across any program that we agree upon. And I hope, Mr. 
President, that you will continuously feel that there is work being 
done to hold up your hands when the battle goes slow — for verily 
there will be days when it goes slow. 

I am delighted with this splendid assemblage tonight, and hope 
that it bespeaks hearty co-operation on every hand in the actual 
tasks of the day. 

Dr. Louis Howland, Indianapolis News: As the representative 
of Yale University on this happy occasion, I desire, in her name as 

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well as in my own, to congratulate Butler College on having re- 
stored to a saner and wiser normalcy the speech-making at this 
banquet, using three-minute men and four-minute men. My limit 
is three minutes. 

It is quite possible that the normalcy we are going to have will 
be very different from that which we had before the war. We may 
not get back to the old conditions, but we may be just as satisfied 
and just as safe and sane under the new conditions, and one of 
these I hope and pray will be a recognition of the fact that peace 
is something not only desirable and to be talked about, and pos- 
sibly prayed for, but something that can be practiced. I notice 
by the paper tonight that the churches are organizing in support 
of a great movement now under way, and I certainly hope, as I 
think it is one of the functions of the college, that they will or- 
ganize in some way to carry out that purpose. 

Of course I have no message for you; you had messages today. 
But I would like to say that I think the speech of your President 
was one of the sanest and soundest discussions of education that 
I have ever read or listened to. There is one suggestion I would 
like to make, and that is on a subject he did not cover. I do not 
think it is difficult to inculcate ideals and high principles into 
young people while they are in college. The difficulty comes after 
they leave college, and I do not see how the college itself can deal 
with that unless they can create a spirit in the students that they 
will hold to these ideals after they have come into contact with 
the rude realities of life. But men vote for the party ticket, no 
matter what name, although they have been taught in college not 
to do that thing. 

But I have no message. I bring the greetings of Yale to this 
institution — greetings, congratulations and felicitations. I have no 
technical knowledge of the difficulties of a college president, but I 
doubt whether they are more than the difficulties of any other 
man who is engaged in serious work. I do not think they can be 
more than those of an editor. The only thing to do is to face our 
difficulties as we go along — do the best we can with them as they 
come along. 

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Yale knows a great deal about Butler; has had a great many 
pleasant associations with her, and I will close by saying that 
whatever she does not know, she certainly knows from a somewhat 
painful experience that Butler can play basketball. 

Dr. Robert J. Aley: A few years ago, when I was a boy in 
southern Indiana, fired somewhat with the ambition to get more 
education, I learned — the good news came in some way — that there 
was a school up near Chicago, at Valparaiso, that would give to 
the poor boy a chance ; a school where you could enter without 
any examination, but where you had to pass a good many examina- 
tions before you got through; a school you could enter at any 
time; a school that furnished in a most remarkable way oppor- 
tunity to a great many boys such as I happened to be. It was my 
privilege to spend four years — about a half of each year — in that 
institution, but at the time I was eligible for a degree I did not 
have the money to pay the fee and get the kind of clothes I was 
expected to have on that occasion, so I did not get a degree. Some 
years later the president of that institution in some way remem- 
bered the omission and sent me a diploma with the degree properly 
indited upon it. So I have a very warm place in my heart for 
this institution, and am very happy, indeed, that her president, 
whom I have known for many years, is here this evening and will 
speak to us — President John E. Roessler. 

John E. Roessler, President Valparaiso University: I hardly 
know how to begin my talk to you, although I did know last Satur- 
day that my name was in the bag ; but I have not had five minutes 
in which to prepare a speech. 

I could tell you some things about Doctor Aley forty years ago 
that he did not tell, but as he is President Aley now, I will not 
tell on him, except to say that we at Valparaiso have always had 
a great deal of pride in Doctor Aley as he progressed one step 
after another. He has always made good and achieved success. I 
think it is very fitting to have this banquet in this room, dedi- 
cated to and decorated in honor of a Hoosier, because Doctor Aley 
was born and educated in this state and did most of his work here. 

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Another state needed him for a time, and I think it was a good 
idea to loan him to that Eastern state to show one of the products 
of Indiana, and I want to express my congratulations to Butler 
for bringing Doctor Aley back again. 

I have had great pleasure today in hearing these speeches. 
Doctor Thompson, in his address, mentioned the blessings of pov- 
erty. We know what that is, and I tell you, ladies and gentlemen, 
poverty may be a good thing, but it is deucedly inconvenient. 

President Aley said this afternoon that we needed more educated 
men. I think the Doctor is right; we need more of them. But 
after all, friends, is not the measure of progress the question of 
whether the mass travels up or down? We, of course, will have 
to have more educated men, but I hope the measure of success of 
all our institutions will be that we have helped the mass of people 
in Indiana. 

Dean Stanley J. Coulter, Purdue University: I will confess 
that when I came here tonight I thought I would spring a few 
well-chosen anecdotes that might help in this celebration, but since 
I have heard those that have been given you by the distinguished 
speakers preceding me, I have blanketed my entrance and led it 
back to the stables. I have no place in this class. 

I do wish these young people, especially the citizens of Indian- 
apolis, to realize that in the colleges there is a background of in- 
telligence and thought. For that reason I want to say what I 
have to say very correctly. The function of the college is leader- 
ship ; it always has been that, it always will be that ; but while 
that function remains the same it may be that our conception of 
other things connected with the colleges change. Our ideas, for 
instance, as to the qualifications of a college president, as to courses 
of study, as to the meaning of education itself — these things may 
change ; but the end product, leadership, must always be the same 
if the college fulfills its function. Of course, as the ages change, 
as the generations move on, the types of leadership which the col- 
lege develops change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for worse. 
But yet if you look over the record of the achievements in the 

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United States, you will find how splendidly the colleges of the 
United States have adapted themselves to the generations of which 
they are a part, and how at all times and under all conditions they 
have furnished this nation with its leadership. For the last few 
decades we have been bowing before the great god of efficiency — 
not a very bad god if we did not measure efficiency in such grossly 
materialistic terms. Now we are confronted suddenly with a new 
series of conditions — new at any rate for universities — so that 
timorous souls are looking into the future with forebodings. If the 
war taught us anything it taught us that a civilization that rests 
upon material foundations, that is built on dollars, or on laws, or 
on dollars and laws combined, cannot last, and the historian, as 
he looks back upon these days, will not wonder that civilization 
fell. He will wonder, indeed he will marvel, at the blindness with 
which we are trying to rebuild civilization on the same old founda- 

It is the day of days for the college, for the new age is calling 
for a new type of leadership. A quick perception of conditions 
and a sound training of leaders for the new age, that is the task of 
the college, and those of us who deal with the training of men and 
women are realizing in these troublous times the type of leaders 
we must develop. We know we must develop these leaders or we 
will fail in the high trust committed to us. We must have leaders 
that in time of confusion and violence will lead us into peace and 
prepare the way of justice ; leaders that will come into this law- 
less age — dangerous because of broken laws, but more dangerous 
because of the cynical contempt and indifference to law on the part 
of those who claim to be our best citizens — and re-enthrone law 
and give it the sanity it merits. We need to develop leaders that 
will come into this standardless age and will make new standards 
so compelling, so alluring as to draw all true-hearted men and 
women to them. How this will be brought about, you and I dare 
not predict tonight, but this is the mission of the college, somehow, 
some way, by sweat and blood, perhaps. The world demands these 
leaders, and the college has never failed them. 

Tonight the faculty of Purdue felicitates Butler College on its 

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wisdom in choosing such a worthy successor to the distinguished 
line of those who have occupied its presidential chair. I wish to 
extend to Doctor Aley not only our heartfelt wishes for a success- 
ful administration, but to convey to him our firm belief, our abso- 
lute assurance, that he will so administer the affairs of this insti- 
tution as to further its best interests, to further the interests of our 
state and of the cause of education, and as citizens of Indiana we 
want to congratulate the state that one of her own sons has re- 
turned to her and will throw his strength and his wisdom, his 
courage and his ideals, into the great task of training new leaders 
for a new age. 

Hon. Lucius B. Swift, Indianapolis: I am not going to give 
much of my three minutes to talking about the greetings which 
the University of Michigan sends to President Aley and to Butler 
College. The simple statement of fact is sufficient. I am a grad- 
uate of Michigan University, therefore what I have to say about 
Butler College may be regarded as entirely disinterested. I am 
going to dispose of President Aley first, not on the principle of 
getting rid of a disagreeable job, but on the principle of the boy 
who ate his pie first for fear he might not live through the meal 
and would miss his pie. And I am not going to give him much 
time, because he has heard so much today that I am sure he will 
be glad for a little rest. 

I had never seen Doctor Aley until today. I know him and 
have known him by reputation as well as anybody here. But I 
have sized him up tonight, and I like him. He is a strong man, a 
determined man; he knows what he wants, and he is going to get 
it, and I am glad to say that I will heartily co-operate so far as is 
in my power with any undertaking which he wants to carry out 
in this community. 

When I was putting on my coat I said to my wife, "What can 
a man say in three minutes?" "Well," she said, "state one fact 
each minute and then sit down." 

Living in Indianapolis since 1879, Butler College has been my 
neighbor for forty-three years. I know her ruling spirit. I have 

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known the men who have conducted that institution. What I am 
going to say tonight are things that have not been said, but I 
think they are very high praise. I will state my three facts. 

In the first place, Butler College has always been known as a 
place where you could get a good education. And I would like to 
add to that, in view of these times, that it is a place where you can 
get a good, safe education. Butler College has never had a 
President who has gone forth and, under the guise of academic 
freedom, has scattered treason. Not all colleges in this country can 
say that. 

Fact number two: A noted professor came down here from a 
noted Western university, and at the close of an address, in which 
he described how he had urged the turning of Russia over into the 
hands of the Bolshevists, he said, "And that is what will happen 
here unless something is done." Butler College has never had any 
professor who has gone out and in that way created the necessity 
of answering a fool according to his folly. 

The third fact is this : The February Atlantic contains an article 
from which I get these facts, and I think they are right. It gives 
the results of the recent psychological investigation in connection 
with the 1,700,000 soldiers in the American army. These results 
have been tabulated and reduced in the proper way, so that they 
can be applied to the whole community, and I confess I was 
astounded at the results. They measured them by the mental age 
of children, and they found that 22 per cent of white Americans 
have the mental age of a child under twelve. If you count those 
born in Russia, 60 per cent have the mental age below twelve ; of 
those born in Poland, 63 per cent, and those born in Italy, 70 per 
cent have a mental age below a child of twelve. But that is not 
the worst. The negro soldiers were tested along with the rest, and 
we are faced with the astonishing fact that of these, 80 per cent 
have not the mental requirements of a child of twelve. Many of 
these people belong in the — I will not say under-world ; they are 
not of the under-world — there are many honest people among 
them, but there is a whole lot of unrest being stirred up in such 
times as these, and there is the place where mobs are recruited, and 

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there is where our courts and our reform schools get their recruits. 
When we consider that these men are voters, and that that is the 
place where the demagogue can get in his work, we have a problem 
which the American people have not fully comprehended. In In- 
diana today a noted demagogue is stirring among these people of 
the lesser mentality, endeavoring to unite them for the coming 
political campaign by poisoning their minds against those who have 
anything, sneering at public men, men with property, and no peo- 
ple in the world are so ready to believe anything that anybody 
says to them. So I say that the colleges, universities and schools of 
this country have a problem there that is worse than any evil I 
know of. We must give these people better leaders, and right- 
minded leaders. We must rout out the demagogues and make it 
unpleasant for them to live in a community. 

This is my third fact. I have followed the advice of my wife. I 
think I am within my three minutes, and I, therefore, bid you 

Thomas McCartney, Transylvania College : Mr. President and 
Toastmaster : I am not going to bore you folks — so many people 
have already spoken. I am wondering if I had not better tell you 
who I am. My name is McCartney. I am from Transylvania Col- 
lege — from the blue-grass region. I have been on the trail of the 
lonesome dime for a long time. Of course I, too, although I have 
never been a president, have been something as bad — I am an 
acting president. Some of you never heard of Transylvania Col- 
lege, but I am expecting to find a great deal of ignorance north of 
the Ohio river. It is a fine thing to travel. Just think of it — 
two days ago I was 200 miles from Indianapolis; now I am here. 
I know I am here because of the words I have listened to. I 
actually heard no fewer than five people say today that Indian- 
apolis is the greatest city, and without exception Indiana is the 
greatest state in the Union. Now, I have heard since I came out 
to Kentucky from God's country — ever since I came over there I 
have been led to believe that Lexington is the greatest city in the 
country, and without doubt Kentucky the greatest state. Nothing 

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broadens one's mind like travel. Now, when I go back home I am 
going to think this over and try to do you good folks justice. 

I do not know why I came up here — just to be present, I guess, 
and the railroad fare is paid by the college, anyway — so just like 
a real college president I take every opportunity to make a trip — 
that is one reason. The other reason is that I have all my life de- 
sired to travel, and I wanted to come up here and see what the 
Hoosiers looked like when you got them- together. They drift down 
to us and they go across the Ohio — some say further — and we have 
found a good many types down there. I thought all Hoosiers were 
alike, like some of my compatriots south of the Ohio river — I think 
I am the only one here, at least since supper is over. I came also 
because I had the program before me, and I found that my lunch- 
eon would not cost me anything, or this dinner ; but unfortunately 
I missed lunch, so although I have been here quite a day, this is 
the first square meal I have had. So I am very happy to be here. 

I came to bring you the greetings of an institution older than 
Butler. Transylvania College dates back to 1780 or 1783. You 
may be proud of the fact that you have been in existence continu- 
ously since the time yoU were born. We have died two or three 
times, and we have been resurrected just as often. For forty years 
we sailed under an alibi, so our other name was lost from the 
tombstone. But some of us are still there, and there is enough of 
Ihe breath of life left in us, and enough good wishes, to send some- 
body up here to wish you well. 

I have no advice to give Doctor Aley. I could, out of the plenti- 
tude of my experience, tell just as many yarns as anyone here. But 
it does seem to me that I never in all my life heard the lie passed 
so freely — and everybody still here. You learn so much by travel- 
ing that it makes me hopeful that if we devote ourselves to it 
long enough, down in Kentucky we may accomplish something 
after all. 

If my three minutes are not through, I am. 

Dean ^V. E. Garrison, Chicago University: Mr. President, 
greetings from the eighth to the tenth! In these generations of 

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successful college presidents, each one in a way is the academic 
son of his predecessor, and so you behold in me the grandfather 
of the present administration. 

I think it is one of the saddest things in life to see a promising 
young man who has so missed his calling that he can at best de- 
vote but a small portion of his time and energy to the occupation 
for which he is so conspicuously suited by nature, and, therefore, 
while the, rest were thoughtlessly laughing at the remarks of the 
speaker who has just preceded me, I was thinking deeper than 
that. I was going below the thoughts of this thoughtless multi- 
tude, thinking of the waste of material that is involved in making 
this real Kentuckian act like a college president when he ought to 
be after-dinner speaking. 

We find the reason for having this meeting in this program. 
Some of these speakers have indicated that making after-dinner 
speeches is a great trial, but of course they would not have come 
if they had not been assured of a dinner. But there is a motto in 
this room that might be quoted. I do not know whether it is in- 
tentional to have it over the speakers' table, but it is this: "It 
ain 't no use to grumble and complain ; it 's just as cheap and easy 
to rejoice." 

It is sixteen years, almost to a day, since I left here, although 
not acting as president at that moment, and rode away to the 
Southwest — sick. I had a little shock four or five days later. I 
think I must have looked ghastly, for when I got off the train at 
Las Vegas, New Mexico, and went up to the little hotel to which I 
had been recommended — one of those hotels where everything is 
on the second floor — they made me comfortable for the night, and 
the next morning when I went out to look around a little bit I 
found that the room just underneath mine was an undertaker's 
establishment. I do not know whether they had any trap in the 
floor of my apartment or not, but I moved. 

I think the meanest thing I ever heard one speaker say of an- 
other was the remark made by Dean Burris of those speeches which 
he had heard today — when he said they reminded him of nothing. 
His reminded me of something. That Babe Ruth-General Foch 

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story reminded me of an occurrence down in the South in acting- 
President McCartney's territory, when President Koosevelt was at 
the height of his fame and glory. His daughter Alice was making 
a journey in the South, and at a reception she met a young man 
who wished to say something to her, but was tongue-tied — unlike 
any other KentucMan I ever heard of. Finally he managed to 
gasp, "I have often heard of your father." 

Sixteen years is not so long, of course. I met a man in Chicago 
that I had known very well before I left — I have just come back 
since Christmas — and I greeted him with enthusiasm, because I 
had thought a good deal of him, and supposed he did of me. He 
returned my greeting with rather an air of not understanding 
why I should be so effusive, so I said, "It seems good to be back." 
He said, "Have you been away?" "Oh, yes, sixteen years in the 
Southwest." "Well," he said, "how time does fly. We are so 
busy here in the city that we do not get to see our friends as often 
as we would like." 

I have always considered that Butler had a lot of things in its 
favor, and one is a good location. That is a very important thing 
for an institution to have. There is a little branch street-car line 
in Chicago on which they run three or four cars a day to hold the 
franchise, and they usually take twenty or thirty cents a day in 
fares. A short time ago they got a new man on that line, and the 
first night he brought in the usual fares ; the next night he had a 
dollar, and the next he had $15.40. The superintendent called him 
in and asked what had happened. He said, "Well, I saw there 
was no business there, so I took the car over on State street. ' ' You 
really are on State street here. You are in the state capital, a 
centrally located state capital, and have an open field for all your 
constituency, and you have the potential backing of these for this 
institution, and with this favoring situation, and with the men 
in charge of the institution, one does not need to be a seer to pre- 
dict a greater Butler. Founders ' Day is a time of getting together 
of these friends of the past and these makers of the future — great 
men whose names and personalities we know, and I think it is 
timely to pause and honor also the unknown hosts, the unknown 

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soldiers who fought the good fight of faith through these years that 
are past. Founders' Day is a good deal like Memorial Day — it 
is in honor of others besides those who are named. It is like All 
Saints Day — it is a day to remember the nameless host. And I do 
think that the personalities of those men of the past have in a very 
real sense come down from generation to generation. Their spirits 
are with us, and their work is in our hands to do. 

I have been a college president three or four different times, 
but I have reformed and am trying to lead a better life now as a 
dean, and as I am "deaning" the theological students, I cannot 
close without quoting a text which I think is profound and serious 
and uplifting. It is the last verses of the eleventh chapter of 
Hebrews: "And these all, having a good report through faith, 
received not the promise." The bottom had dropped out of things. 
They had lived their faith, they died in the faith, ' ' not having re- 
ceived the promise; God having provided some better thing for 
us" — something better than we dreamed of. They dreamed the 
best they could, but they dreamed in terms of their own knowledge. 
"God having provided some better thing for us, that they without 
us should not be made perfect," and by implication that with us 
they shall be made perfect. 

There, Mr. President, is the inspiring task, the open opportunity, 
that through us these hosts who have passed on shall be made 

Hilton U. Brown: Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: I 
am not representing the trustees, and I am not going to say any- 
thing except to speak of a matter that will take only a few seconds 
of time. I think you will grant the request when you hear what 
I have to say. I am rising to advise the old friends of Butler Col- 
lege that we have received from Miss Mina Merrill, who within the 
week has passed away, the picture of Miss Katharine Merrill, 
painted a good many years ago by Mr. Steele. It is one of the 
best pictures Mr. Steele has ever made, and is of one of the most 
beloved characters that Butler College has ever known. It is a 
work of art, and it is a precious thing to hang on our walls. I am 

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pleased, therefore, to say that this has come into our possession, 
and now hangs in Miss Katharine Merrill Graydon's room, where 
it ought to hang. 

Doctor Aley : I wish again to express to these friends of But- 
ler, to these guests who have come to honor us by their presence 
and their words, my own hearty appreciation of it all. I am sure 
that to our guests I can express the hearty appreciation of all of 
the Butler folk. I hope that some of the inspiration may stay with 
us all, and that we may co-operate in a better way than we have 
ever co-operated, that we may unite in an effort that will produce 
upon the splendid foundation that has been so well laid by the 
great and the good men and women of the past — that there may 
rise a structure worthy of this great city, of this great state, and 
of the great church that has been back of this institution from the 
beginning. I want to be a co-worker with all of you in bringing 
about a consummation of that sort. And now the end of Founders' 
Day has come. 

I think it would not be proper to adjourn this meeting without 
having a recognition of the God in whom we all believe. I will 
call on Doctor Hall for the benediction. 

Dr. Jabez Hall: God over all, blessed forever. Father of all 
mercy and all good, inspirer of righteousness. Bless us with Thy 
fatherly benediction. Give to us the inspiration that comes to all 
those that seek to do Thy will. May peace, mercy and grace abide 
with us, now and evermore. Amen. 

Concerning Lee's Surrender 

By Catharine Merrill 

The recent presentation in Indianapolis of Drinkwater's great 
play, "Abraham Lincoln," is cause for repeating here parts of a 
letter which has been found, written by Miss Catharine Merrill, 
concerning Lee's Surrender, to her nephew, W. A. Ketcham, who 
left as student the Northwestern Christian University to enlist 
in the Civil War. The excerpts are: 

"Indianapolis, April 9, 1865. 

' ' In the dead of last night, when we were all sleeping as we can 
sleep only on cold, dreary nights, we were aroused by a voice which 
said something about army. I heard only that one word ; it chimed 
with my dreams, and I wondered if the sound could have been 
fancy, when I heard a soft step on the stair, and a soft, solemn 
voice, in a moment, beside me, saying, 'Lee has surrendered with 
all his army! Mr. K. was just here and called in to my window/ 
This was your Aunt J. She was glad and thankful, but I knew 
she was thinking that the heart which would have been happier 
than any other in the house to hear the news was cold and un- 
conscious to all earthly tidings. I was wide awake in a moment. 
There was no bell and no cannon. The night was still as the grave ; 
not even a distant footfall. When we thought Antietam was 
gained, you recollect, there was such a fearful ringing of bells that 
we all got up and ran off through the darkness to town to find 
out the cause of the noise. Everybody, to judge by myself, lay 
still, thanked God, thought of peace and of the brave men who had 
now brought it to the land, or almost brought it. Some of them 
drink, and some of them swear, and some of them steal, but in 
spite of these wicked things they are all noble. They understand 
what some who have staid in ease and comfort and safety, and 
grown rich in their security, have not the remotest conception of, 
self-sacrifice, and he who understands this and is capable of it 
knows one of the greatest lessons earth or Heaven can teach. 

"Just at this moment it is very early. I have not been out of 


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my room or spoken to anyone. I heard a man say, 'Do you know 
what the news was last night?' 'Well, sir,' said Mr. Secrest in 
his large kindly way, as he moved along the sidewalk, 'That wild 
Irishman has caught Lee and all his army.' 'Bully!' said the 
other man. 'Is that so?' So they went off together and I heard 
no more. But I see people beginning to look around as they walk 
along with a wild sort of manner, as if they smelt news of some 
kind in the air and were trying to sniff out its meaning. People 
will all shake hands with each other as they meet this morning, 
and after awhile my girls will come rushing in with, 'Oh, you 
won't make us say lessons today! Lee will never be taken again! 
Everybody says if we live a hundred years we'll never see such 

another time ! ' 


"Last Friday the girls were reading compositions when S. came 
in with 'I must interrupt you. Lee's taken and all his army!' 
Then she burst into tears, and all the girls wiped their eyes. Your 
Aunt M. said, 'There ought to be a long, solemn procession of all 
the people to all the churches — there are so many dead and there 
is so much sorrow even in the midst of joy.' But the story was 
false. Lee was not taken." 

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri 
A New Translation 

There are among the older alumni those who remember with 
respect and affection a scholar upon the faculty — Melville Best 
Anderson. So it is with gratification and pride they handle the 
beautiful volume recently put out by the World Book Company — 
a triumph in American bookmaking, a new translation of the Ital- 
ian master poet by Professor Anderson. 

In reviewing the book, Mrs. Hufford has recently said: 

"The title of his recently published book is 'The Divine Com- 
edy of Dante Alighieri — A Line for Line Translation in the Rime 
of the Original.' For twenty-one years, he states in his intro- 
duction to this scholarly work, he has been engaged upon this 
translation of one of the great masterpieces of literature. The 
year 1921, during which lovers of the great Italian in different 
countries celebrated the 600th anniversary of the death of Dante, 
was especially fitting for the publication of this monumental work. 
Professor Anderson tells his readers that the twenty-one years 
which he has given to this task seem a short time in the retrospect, 
because to him it has meant an intimate unfolding of acquaintance 
with a supremely great artist mind. 

"A friend who once found James Russell Lowell absorbed in 
the study of this master poet said: 'Still studying Dante?' 
'Yes,' replied Lowell, 'always studying Dante.' The fruit of 
that study is to be found in Lowell's essay upon Dante, which is 
acknowledged by scholars to be in itself a masterpiece in appre- 

"It is to the credit of American scholarship that several of the 
best translations of the 'Divine Comedy' have been made by 
Americans. Longfellow in blank verse, Charles Eliot Norton in 
lucid rhythmical prose, Grandgent in the Italian metre, have each 
contributed to a wider acquaintance with Dante. Professor Ander- 
son has succeeded admirably in conveying the spirit of the original 
by means of Dante 's own metre, the terza rima, or triple rime. In 


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attempting this difficult task he disregarded the advice of Professor 
Norton, who told him that the English language did not adapt it- 
self easily to the flowing melody of the Italian terza rima. The 
peculiarity of that measure is that in every group of three the 
alternate lines rhyme. For instance : 

Day was departing, and the dusky air 

Loosing the living things on earth that dwell 
From their fatigues; and I alone was there 

Preparing to sustain the war, as well 
Of the long way as also of the woe, 

Which now unerring memory will tell; 
Muses! high Genius, aid me now! 

Memory, who wrote down what I did see, 
Herein all thy nobility will show. — Inferno LL 

' ' To sustain that rhyme scheme through 100 cantos of epic verse 
in the less melodious English is indeed a supreme test. But who- 
ever follows Professor Anderson's advice to read his entire trans- 
lation aloud will feel true music in his verse. 

' ' It does seem deplorable, as he thinks, that many who are famil- 
iar with the 'Inferno' have gone no further, for it is like 'Hamlet' 
with Hamlet left out. Dante himself declares that his purpose was 
to show the state of the soul after death. It was far from his de- 
sign to leave the soul in a hopeless hell. Eather, by his own ex- 
perience he would demonstrate how by purgatorial striving, the 
soul outmasters despair, and how through divine love, symbolized 
in Beatrice, he comes at last to a beatific vision of the light of God. 

"The casual reader is likely to ask why, in this age of multi- 
farious interests, should a fresh translation of this 600-year-old 
poem be so heartily welcomed. In the middle ages many made 
pilgrimages to shrines of saints ; today, lovers of truths that perish 
never seek shrines in the work of world poets that have seen life's 
meanings clearly and that have been gifted with a genius for ex- 
pression — for making ordinary words mean more than they usually 
do. In the ' Convito, ' Dante says : ' To live lovingly with truth is 
philosophy. ' Lowell says : ' Dante had discovered the incalculable 
worth of a single idea as compared with the largest heap of facts 
ever gathered.' A recent writer declares: 'To know well the 
"Divine Comedy" even in translation is to be immune from too 

The Divine Comedy of Dante Aligheri 69 

much worship of the very mediocre gods of modern idolatry.' Cer- 
tainly, reverent love for a master spirit, though he belong to a 
past age and to an alien land, must lead to a broader vision of 

"Professor Anderson has made a distinct contribution to a 
clearer understanding of Dante's poetry. He calls it a line-by-line 
translation, but in any verse translation the translator must in- 
evitably vary from the exact order of the original. The prose of 
Professor Norton does follow more directly in the path of the 
Italian verses. For that reason his work is of great assistance to an 
understanding of the poem; but I think that this eloquent tran- 
script of the matchless 'Comedy' will enable readers to enter feel- 
ingly into the heart of Danta. Professor Anderson says : ' There 
were moments when I felt near the master — when he seemed to 
take the pen out of my hand and show me how the lines should 
read in English.' 

"For comparison of the two methods I have selected a few lines 
from Canto XIV of the 'Paradiso.' As Dante flies from the sun 
into Mars, he sees the whiteness that has surrounded him trans- 
formed to red, and in that ruddy glow countless star-like beings 
are clustered, like two intersecting Milky Ways, into a gigantic 

"And as a viol or a harp, strung in accord of many strings, 
makes a sweet tinkling to one by whom the tune is not caught, thus 
from the light which there appeared to me a melody was gath- 
ered through the Cross which rapt me without my understand- 
ing the hymn. I was indeed aware that it was a lofty praise, be- 
cause there came to me: 'Arise and conquer.' As to one who 
understands not, and yet hears. — Norton's translation. 

And, as the harp or violin, with blending 

Of many chords, sweet tinkling makes to him 
Who hears the music without comprehending. 

So from the lights there shining bright or dim 
Gather along the Cross a melody 

That raptured me, oblivious of the hymn. 
High laud it was — so much was clear to me, 

Because "Arise and conquer" was the strain 
Which still I heard uncomprehendingly. 

— Anderson's translation. 

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"Professor Anderson has given some marginal notes 'to help 
the reader slip through or over certain perplexing passages,' 
hoping thereby to encourage him to read the entire poem. 

"The volume is adorned by plates of armorial shields of Flor- 
ence and of her patrician families. These emblems serve also to 
illustrate certain passages in the poem. In the introduction men- 
tion is made of essays and other works of value to the student." 



Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Subscription price, two dollars per year. 

Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indian- 
apolis, Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

Officers of the Alumni Association— President, William C. Smith, '84; First 
Vice-President, Mrs. Hugh Th. Miller, '97; Second Vice-President, 
Harold B. Tharp, '11; Treasurer, Stanley Sellick, '16. 

Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumnal Quarterly— Katharine M. 
Graydon, '78. 

February the Seventh 

It was a full rich day, a spacious day in college annals. The 
celebration opened in the Chapel at 10 o'clock in the morning with 
the observance of Founders' Day, and continued until the close 
of the dinner at the Claypool Hotel in the evening. The program 
is given elsewhere. 

The academic atmosphere of the occasion was created largely by 
the presence of men and women representing distinguished insti- 
tutions of the land. Those unable to send delegates offered cordial 
greetings. The procession was headed by representatives of the 
two oldest colleges of the country, Harvard and Yale, others fol- 
lowing in chronological order. The Butler College trustees, the 
faculty, the senior class, appearing for the first time in cap and 
gown, completed the line of entrance into the Chapel. These, in 
the bright array of distinctive degrees, made a picture on the 
platform the old Chapel has rarely, if ever, seen. A worthy pride 
must have filled the hearts of the alumni present, and a wonder 

"Breathes there the man with soul so dead 
Who never to himself has said, 
This is my own ?" 


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There were officially received many interesting and fine letters, 
in which were recognized that for which Butler College for de- 
cades has striven to stand — the integrity of scholarship and the 
strengthening of character. Some of the credentials presented by 
delegates on engraven parchment were works of art. Yale Uni- 
versity sent the following: 



Accept with pleasure the invitation of the Board of Directors and 

the Faculty of Butler College to be represented at 

the inauguration of 


as President of the College, on the occasion of the celebration of 

Founders' Day, 

Tuesday, February the Seventh, Nineteen Hundred and 


Butler College has for more than three-score years carried out 
the objects and purposes contemplated when the charter defining 
the scope of the institution was granted in 1849. Since 1855, when 
Butler College opened its doors in the City of Indianapolis, the 
consistent aim has been to promote the arts and sciences, and 
through this medium to prepare men and women for high-minded 
public service. 

Recognizing a common purpose and noting the interchanges 
which have bound Butler College and Yale University — notably, 
the presence of Butler students continuing their education at Yale, 
and Yale graduates serving as members of the Butler faculty — 
the officers of Yale University take particular pleasure in dele- 

Louis Howland, Litt. D., 
Yale College, Class of 1879, 

to represent them at the inauguration of a distinguished educator 
as President, and to give this expression to the hope that under the 

February the Seventh 73 

administration of President Aley, Butler College will continue to 
serve its high cause. 

James R. Angell, President. 

Thomas W. Farnam, Secretary. 

Printed at the Yale University Press, in New Haven, Conn., in the 
Year of Our Lord, the One Thousand, Nine Hundred and 
Twenty-second, and in the Year of Yale College in New Haven 
(Yale University), the Two Hundred and Twenty -first. 


Arsenal Technical Schools Principal M. H. Stuart 

Association American Colleges President C. E. Goodell y^ 

Bethany College President Cloyd Goodnight 

Brown University Dr. Frederick H. Guild 

College of Missions President T. C. Paul 

Columbia University Dr. John S. Harrison 

Cornell University Mr. 0. N. Mothershead 

Dartmouth College Dr. Linley R. Dean 

Denison University Dr. W. A. Chamberlin 

Divinity School, Yale University Rev. H. 0. Pritchard 

Disciples Divinity House, U. Chicago Dean W. E. Garrison 

Evansville College President A. F. Hughes 

Earlham College Pres. D. M. Edwards, and Miss Martha Doan 

Franklin College President C. E. Goodell ^ 

General Board of Education Dr. Harry Pratt Judson 

Goshen College President I. R. Detweiler 

Hanover College President "W. A. Millis 

Harvard University Mr. Hugh MeK. Landon 

Illinois Woman's College 

Mrs. Horace Shonly and Mrs. J. W. Putnam 

Indiana Academy of Science Mr. Amos W. Butler 

Indiana Central College President I. J. Good 

Indiana Historical Society Dr. James A. "Woodburn 

Indiana Law School Dean James Rohbach 

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Indiana School of Keligion Dean Joseph C. Todd 

Indiana State Normal School President L. N. Hines 

Indianapolis Literary Club Dr. John H. Oliver 

Indianapolis Y. M. C. A Mr. J. H. Ehlers 

Knox College President James McConaughey 

Lake Forest College Mr. Ellis U. Graff, Supt, Schools, City 

Manchester College President, Wenger 

Miami University Dr. B. M. Davis 

Marietta College Mr. L. S. Woodbridge 

Northwestern University Mr. Paul M. Fifer 

Oberlin College Dr. 0. S. Runnells 

Ohio State University President W. 0. Thompson 

Purdue University Dean Stanley Coulter 

Rockford College Mrs. Marguerite Parry 

Rotary Club Mr. Charles Hall 

Shortridge High School Principal George Buck 

Society of Indiana Pioneers Dr. Charles W. Moores 

Teachers' College Dean Colbert 

Transylvania College President Thomas Macartney 

University of Chicago President Harry Pratt Judson 

University of Cincinnati Dean W. P. Burris 

University of Illinois President David Kinley 

University of Indiana Dean D. A. Rothrock 

University of Maine _Dr. Clayton Ulrey 

University of Michigan Mr. Lucius B. Swift 

University of Minnesota Dr. Hubert G. Childs 

University of Notre Dame President James Burns 

Valparaiso University President James E. Roessler 

Vassar College Miss Frances Morrison 

Western Reserve University Mr. Jordan T. Cavan 

Western College for Women President W. W. Boyd 

Yale University Dr. Louis Howland 

Wabash College President George L. Mackintosh 

Wittenberg College Dr. Jens A. Ness 

Action of Board of Directors 

Action important to the alumni was taken at the quarterly 
meeting of the Board of Directors in January, viz., change of 
dates of the Commencement program. Some of us have never 
known the features of the second week in June placed on any 
day or any hour other than those familiar. It seemed, at first, 
the snapping of one of the traditions held dear, and we could 
not accommodate ourselves to the change. But in thinking it 
over, advantages appeared. The program, therefore, for June 
will be: 

Class Day Exercises, Saturday morning, June 10, in the 

Alumni Reunions and Supper, Saturday afternoon and 
evening, June 10. 

Baccalaureate Sermon, Sunday morning, June 11. 

Sunday afternoon and evening the meeting of old friends. 

Commencement, Monday morning, June 12. 

The purpose of making Commencement a week-end season is to 
encourage a larger attendance at the various exercises. Many busy 
men and women are able to leave their work earlier on Saturday, 
and probably may be able to give Monday morning to their Alma 
Mater. It is sincerely hoped that the present arrangement, now in 
vogue in many colleges in the land, may work for us as success- 
fully as elsewhere in increasing the number of attendants upon 
Commencement week. 

Class Reunions 

The class of 1872 will reach its fiftieth milestone next June. Of 
its eleven members, Mr. George Henry Gifford, Tipton, Ind., re- 
mains. It is hoped this anniversary may bring him back. 

The class of 1897 will celebrate its silver wedding, and something 
beyond the usual the College anticipates from this large and lively 


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The class of 1912 celebrates its decade, while that of 1917 will 
complete its five-mile walk. 


An Alumni Announcement 

The Executive Committee is sending out the following self-ex- 
planatory letter: 


A record of the men and their achievements, to- 
gether with a briefer record of those who served 
in the Civil War and in the War with Spain. 


Katharine Merrill Graydon. 
Professor of English Literature, Butler College. 

Butler men were in service in the fields of France before the 
United States entered the war, and from the opening of the spring 
drive on March 21, 1918, they were a part of every military op- 
eration which followed until the foe sued for armistice. They 
fought at the fall of Bapaume and Peronne, at the taking of 
Armentieres, and in the bloody battle for Amiens. They were of 
the first division when it showed to the world of what mettle the 
American army was made in attacking and holding Cantigny. 
They were with the first, second and forty-second divisions 
(divisions which a German captured report declared to be the 
three "first-class attacking divisions of the American army"), and 
knew the fury of the fighting until the armistice was signed. They 
fought in all the major, and in many of the minor, operations. 
Eight hundred Butler men served in the World War, of whom 
six fell on the field of battle and others died in camps and from 
effect of duty. 

An Alumni Announcement 77 

In this book Miss Graydon gives a full account of the war activi- 
ties in which the College and College men took part, including the 
first officers' training camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison, the estab- 
lishing of the students' army training corps on the College 
grounds, the records of service at home and abroad, and, after 
the armistice, the home-coming welcomes by the State and the Col- 
lege, and the simple impressive memorial exercises in the Chapel 
for those who did not return. 

A delightful feature of the book is the very full chapter giving 
glimpses of the war as taken from letters and diaries of Butler men. 
Not only will those who were in service enjoy reading of the ex- 
periences of their comrades, but these intimate accounts of war, 
seen from many angles, will have great historical value. 

In addition to the accounts of the World War, there is included 
in the volume a record of 183 men from Butler who served in the 
Civil War, and a list of the Butler volunteers in the war with 

The publication committee has determined that this, the most 
important record ever issued from Butler College, shall be issued 
in a worthy manner. It will be printed on special egg-shell book 
paper and will contain at least twenty pages of illustrations on 
superfine enamel. The binding will be dark blue cloth, stamped 
in gold. 

The price, $3 per volume, is estimated to be the actual cost of 
production. The book will not be on general sale, and, therefore, 
subscriptions are asked for at once in order that the size of the 
edition may be given to the printer. 

Send orders to Butler College Alumni Association, 

Stanley Sellick, Treasurer, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Basketball Season 

In the beginning we can emphatically say that Butler has en- 
joyed a highly successful season. The percentage of games won, 
the all-round work of the team, the individual showing of the 
players, the enthusiasm and fine spirit of the entire school — all 
have been of a higher grade than in previous years. In actual 
figures the Bulldogs have a record of twenty-one victories out of 
twenty-seven contests, and have scored 946 points to the opponents' 
645, for an average of 35-24 points per game. The Blue and White 
copped the Indiana Collegiate Athletic League basketball cham- 
pionship for the second time in as many years, the figures for 
which follow: 

Won Lost Pet. 

Butler 5 1 .733 

State Normal 3 2 .600 

Franklin 3 4 .429 

Earlham 1 3 .250 

Rose Poly 1 4 .200 

Points scored by and against in league games this year were : 

Games By Against 

Butler 6 223 133 

State Normal 5 156 156 

Franklin 6 155 166 

Earlham 4 99 146 

Rose Poly 5 134 166 

The more important wins include two Big Ten Conference mem- 
bers, the Universities of Wisconsin and Chicago ; the Indiana state 
champion, Wabash ; and Franklin and Notre Dame twice. Of the 
twenty-one victories, fourteen were from collegiate outfits in the 

The results of the schedule games follow: 


Basketball Season 79 

Butler Opponents 

Nov. 29 — Central Normal, here 61 17 

Dec. 2 — Hanover, here 35 31 

Dec. 10— Chamber of Commerce, here. 34 29 

Dec. 13— Manchester, here 31 29 

Dec. 16 — University of Wisconsin, there 26 20 

Dec. 17 — University of Chicago, there. 16 13 

Dec. 19— Purdue University, there 19 42 

Dec. 30— Yale University, here 51 16 

Jan. 5 — Notre Dame, here 37 21 

Jan. 6 — Rose Poly, here 34 28 

Jan. 7 — Illinois University, there 28 30 

Jan. 10— State Normal, here 49 24 

Jan. 13 — Earlham, here 61 27 

Jan. 16— Notre Dame, there 28 23 

Jan. 21 — Centre, here 31 9 

Feb. 1 — Kalamazoo, there 27 18 

Feb. 2— South Bend Y. M. C. A., there 25 18 

Feb. 4— DePauw, here 23' 29' 

Feb. 7— Wabash, there 31 26 

Feb. 10 — Evansville, here 67 17 

Feb. 11— Centre, there 49 24 

Feb. 14 — Franklin, here 35 26 

Feb. 20— Franklin, there 29 30 

Feb. 22— Earlham, there 35 18 

Feb. 25— Wabash, here 24 31 

Feb. 27 — Lake Forest University, here 43 23 

Mar. 3— DePauw, there 16 25 

946 645 

There are several especially interesting and commanding facts 
that come to light in the compilation of the figures. Captain 
Hooker scored a total of 125 field goals during the season in the 
twenty-five games in which he participated, for an average of five 
per game. Leslie is a close second with 120 goals from the field 

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in the same number of games. Griggs has the good record in 
fifteen games of an even sixty baskets. Black and Graham were 
valuable substitutes, and rated about the same on both offensive 
and defensive play. P. E. Brown won honors from the foul line, 
with Griggs, another specialist in that line, coming next. 

The great defensive game put on by the Butler guards was the 
feature of nearly every contest. Especially was this true in the 
Butler-Illinois tilt, where Wally Middlesworth smothered Carney, 
captain of the Suckers' team, an All-Conference forward, to per- 
fection, allowing the star not a single point during the forty 
minutes of play. Again in the first Franklin engagement, Records 
was held scoreless. Middlesworth, ex-Capt. R. H. Jones and Col- 
way, in the order named, were the best guards. 

The outlook for the 1922-23 season is splendid, Diederich and 
R. H. Jones being the only ones lost to further competition on 
account of graduation. With Hooker, Leslie, Middlesworth, Col- 
way, Griggs, Konold, Black, Graham, Hall, Harmeson, P. Jones 
and a host of incoming high school stars, Butler can expect noth- 
ing but a banner year under the able directions of Coach H. 0. 
Page and Assistant Coach Paul Hinkle. 

For Remembrance 

On Sunday, January 29, the beautiful new educational build- 
ing of the Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, was dedicated. 
One number of a full program was the unveiling and presenta- 
tion of a portrait of George Philip Harvey, '22. The portrait was 
the gift of his Sunday school class, painted by the artist, Baus. 

All who knew Philip Harvey knew his deep love for his church 
and her activities, his passionate interest in all that this new and 
needed building was to stand for. It is doubtful whether the 
thought, perhaps born in his own heart, would so soon have been 
realized had it not been for his enthusiasm and his energy. His 
personal subscription of $500 was immediately assumed by his 

Honor for an Alumnus 81 

class of boys. It is, therefore, fitting that the face full of refined 
and spiritual power should cast its inspiring look upon all who 
pass thereby. 

The news of the drowning of "Phil" Harvey last August smote 
the College to the heart. It seemed impossible to realize that one 
so strong, so earnest, so high-minded, one so illumined by divine 
fire, could in one brief moment, while on a needed vacation, be 
snatched out of this appealing world. His influence permeated 
the campus. Surely, things have not gone so well without him. 
There may be others as fair to look upon, others as courteous, 
others as intellectual, others as spiritual, but we shall not look 
upon his like again. 

"Death, ere thou hast slain another such as he, 
Time will cast a dart at thee." 

Honor for An Alumnus 

The American Forester, March 22, contains an article of in- 
terest to many friends of Butler College, which we here are pleased 
to give entire. The Quarterly congratulates Mr. Butler upon his 
attainment, and wishes him well in all his ways : 


"Developing a plan which has been under consideration for 
some time, the Board of Directors of the American Forestry As- 
sociation has secured a special fund for the employment of a tech- 
nical forester. A committee has asked Mr. Ovid M. Butler, as- 
sistant director of the Forest Products Laboratory at Madison, 
Wis., for the position, and he joined the association on March 1. 

"Mr. Butler is one of the leading foresters of the United States, 
and his several years of service in various branches of his pro- 
fession fits him admirably for the important duties he will have 
to undertake as forester for the American Forestry Association. 

82 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

"Mr. Butler is a Hoosier by birth, graduating from Butler Col- 
lege in 1902. He then spent three years in Indianapolis in news- 
paper work, on the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis News. 
In the fall of 1905 he entered the Yale Forest School, from which 
he graduated in 1907 with the degree of Master of Forestry. 

"On July 1, 1907, he entered the Forest Service and was as- 
signed to the Boise National Forest, Idaho, as Forest Assistant. 
After six or eight months' service he was made Deputy Supervisor 
of the same forest, and in the fall of 1908 the Forester trans- 
ferred him to Ogden, Utah, as Assistant Chief of Silviculture in 
District 4. In 1910 he was transferred to Missoula, Mont., in the 
same capacity in District 1. A year later he was promoted to As- 
sistant District Forester and transferred back to the intermoun- 
tain district in charge of Silviculture. 

"He spent part of 1914 and all of 1915 in directing a study of 
lumber distribution. The results of his work appear in Reports 
Nos. 115 and 116, entitled 'Distribution of Softwood Lumber in 
the Middle West.' They are the most comprehensive analyses of 
the distribution of lumber from the mill to the ultimate consumer 
that have ever been made. In April, 1916, he was transferred to 
Albuquerque and placed in charge of the office of Silviculture in 
the Southwestern District; and on the outbreak of the war he was 
transferred to Madison as Assistant Director of the Forest Prod- 
ucts Laboratory, a position which he has since occupied. 

"He assisted in the preparation of the now much-quoted Cap- 
per Report, and is the author of the chapter in that report en- 
titled, 'Forest Depletion and Lumber Prices.' From time to time 
he has written a number of articles which have appeared in dif- 
ferent periodicals. Among them are the following: 'Forest Con- 
servation by Better Utilization, ' ' The Price We Pay For Lumber, ' 
'The Forest Supply in Relation to the Needs of Industry,' 'Re- 
search and Boards,' 'Wood-Using Facts for Wood-Using Lore,' 
'The Movement for Wholesale and Retail Lumber Prices in the 
Middle West in Relation to the Timber Supply,' 'The Relation of 
Research in Forest Products to Forest Administration,' 'The Gov- 
ernment and the Forest,' 'Built-Up Wood," etc. 

A Neighborly Courtesy 83 

"Mr. Butler will make his headquarters with the association in 
Washington, but a great deal of his time will be spent in field 
activities, so that he can keep in close touch with forestry condi- 
tions in various states and assist in efforts to secure better forestry 
laws, to aid in organizing forestry activities in the states and to 
attend meetings at which forestry is to be discussed. There will 
undoubtedly be a widespread demand for Mr. Butler's attendance 
at conventions and other gatherings and for his advice and guid- 
ance in forestry development of various kinds. His services are 
expected to add largely to the effective work which the association 
is now doing and to make its accomplishments greater than ever." 

A Neighborly Courtesy 

The Butler Alumnal Quarterly has received a copy of The 
Alumni Journal of the James Millikin University, Decatur, 111., 
and herewith acknowledges the courtesy. This publication, now 
entered upon its third year — ' ' A Collegiate Quarterly of News and 
Opinion" — is issued by the graduates of the James Millikin Uni- 
versity. Its subscription price is one dollar — PAID IN AD- 
VANCE. The management which can put out so full and so at- 
tractive a journal for that price is to be congratulated. Also to 
be congratulated the alumni who are quarterly visited by so newsy 
a paper. 

The policy of the editors is broad, taking in world affairs, do- 
mestic affairs, as well as university affairs. Just how far these 
expressions are of the alumni is not evident to a stranger's eyes, 
but they are all well worth reading, are instructive and suggestive. 
In form and sentiment the Journal is admirably prepared. 

Information Needed 

Anyone who can send soon to the alumni secretary the war 
record of the following former students will be doing a grateful 
act. The term "war record" includes the date and place of en- 
listment, the organization to which assigned, rank held, and date 
of discharge. The names are: 

Chase Cassady 
Clarence J. Everson 
Paul Churchill Goar 
Edgar Good 
Henry Hamp 
Nelson Heinrichs 
James N. Holset 
Lewis A. Hurt 
A. A. Johnson 
Anson Kellum 
John L. Koehne 
Francis Lineman 
Adolph Mueller 
Eugene F. Pittman 
Charles Kecords 
George Errin Springer 
George M. She waiter 
Fred T. Steele 

Nathan Sterne 
Roy "Whitehead 

Medical Reserve Corps 
Edmund Ochs Alvis 
Floyd R. Carter 
Howard Garner 
Weldon A. Gift 
Orville M. Graves 
Remberto Hernandez 
Harry Heinrichs 
Ben Moore 

Edwin George Nelson 
Lyman Rees Pearson 
John Floyd Rigg 
Roy Lee Smith 
Gordon A. Thomas 

Naval Reserve Corps 
Raymond F. Milburn 

The names are also asked of any college women in active service. 


Personal Mention 

Mrs. Iris Maxwell Brannigan, ex-'14, home on a visit from the 
Philippine Islands, was welcomed at College in January. 

Vernet E. Eaton, ex '21, is instructor of physics in Williams 
College. One hundred and sixty men are enrolled in his classes. 

On Founders' Day, Mrs. J. W. Putnam and Mrs. W. L. Rich- 
ardson were hostesses at luncheon in their own homes. 

Registration for the second semester includes ninety-five new 
students, among whom are Theodora, daughter of Colin E. King, 
'81, and Scot Butler, son of Perry H. Clifford, '89, and Mrs. Clif- 
ford, '91. 

The announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss 
Alice T. Bidwell, professor of English, and Mr. T. Griffith Wesen- 
berg, professor of French, the marriage to take place in June. 

William G. Irwin, '89, entertained for luncheon for the vice- 
president, Mr. Coolidge, at the University Club, on January 27. 
Seventy men were present to meet the guest of honor. Mr. Irwin 
sailed March 8 for several months in Europe. 

Robert Keiser and Mrs. Helen Reed Keiser, '12, and daughter, 
have spent two months in Indianapolis after their sojourn in Cey- 
lon. Mr. Keiser is in the United States Diplomatic Service. He 
gave an interesting talk in Chapel in January. 

James I. Shockley, '21, has been invited to be a candidate for 
the Democratic nomination for representative in Congress from 
the Sixth District at the primary election next May, but he has 
refused to consider the question. Mr. Shockley is teaching in the 
Connersville High School, is Scout Executive of Connersville, and 
is pastor of the Brookville Christian Church. 

Miss Edith Hendren, '17, has recently been admitted to the 
Greene County bar at Bloomfield, having the honor of being the 
first woman to be admitted to the practice of law in the Greene 
Circuit Court. After graduating from Butler, Miss Hendren re- 


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ceived her Master's degree from Indiana University for work done 
in history and political science. After leaving the university she 
taught vocational English in the Arsenal Technical Schools of 

One pleasant feature of Founders' Day was the number of din- 
ner tickets kindly sent by alumni who could not attend to students 
unable to attend. One mother wrote: "We love the College and 
pray for its success. Please find enclosed the price of a plate at 
the dinner in memory of our dear son who died soon after grad- 
uating, and who loved it so well." They were gracious acts on 
the part of the alumni, and appreciated and enjoyed by the 

Roscoe C. Thomas, '06, has for several years been one of the 
masters of the Groton School, Massachusetts. It is pleasant to see 
the recognition that school of high standing has given to him in 
the presentation of a sabbatical year with opportunity to study 
abroad. It is his plan to sail August 1, to spend several months 
at the Sorbonne in Paris, to make the Mediterranean tour, return- 
ing to the Sorbonne in April. The following summer will be spent 
in England and Scotland. The Quarterly congratulates Mr. 
Thomas. The College is proud of his work so excellent as to merit 
such recognition. 

The Indianapolis News of February 4 contained the war record 
and pictures of four fine young men, the sons of Henry C. Mont- 
gomery, of Hanover, Ind. 

Professor Montgomery, now a retired member of the faculty of 
Hanover College, was a former student of Butler College in the 
days of the early history of the College in Irvington. In a letter 
to a classmate he speaks most pleasantly of the memories of his 
early impressions, saying, "You never knew how closely and 
permanently the life of a certain country boy who came to In- 
dianapolis was affected by the new surroundings, and especially by 
that most worthy and distinguished woman and teacher, Miss 
Catharine Merrill. It was my good fortune to live in the Downey 
home where she and her sister, Miss Mina Merrill, were living — 
an inestimable privilege." 


Means. — To Mr. Karl S. Means, '14, and Mrs. Means, Nov. 21, 
1921, in Chicago, a son — Paul Allan. 

Moorhead. — To Col. Robert L. Moorhead, '96, and Mrs. Moor- 
head, on Sept. 21, 1921, at Orleans, Ind., a son — Robert II. 

Shelhorn. — To Mr. Robert H. Shelhorn and Mrs. Bertha 
Coughlen Shelhorn, '18, on January 20, in Indianapolis, a son — 
Robert II. 

Minton. — To Mr. Ralph C. Minton, ex- '16, and Mrs. Henrietta 
Cochrane Minton, at Bedford, Ind., on January 3, a daughter — 
Jewel Jean. 

George. — To Mr. Richard George, ex- '14, and Mrs. Ellen Gra- 
ham George, '14, on January 29, in Indianapolis, a son — David 

Burkhardt. — To Mr. Carl Burkhardt, '09, and Mrs. Haidee 
Forsyth Burkhardt, on February 12, in Plattsburg, Mo., a son — 
Carl II. 


Walden-Bachman, '20. — On January 11 were married, in 
Indianapolis, Mr. George Walden and Miss Eda Bachman. Mr. 
and Mrs. Walden are at home in Franklin, Ind. 

Hernandez, '15-Stuteville. — On March 11, at Rockport, Ind., 
were married Dr. Remberto A. Hernandez and Dr. Ethel Stute- 
ville. Dr. and Mrs. Hernandez are at home in Santa Clara, Cuba. 



Christian. — Judge Ira W. Christian, '80, died at his home in 
Noblesville, Ind., on February 28, and was buried from there on 
March 2 in the little Hurlock country cemetery southeast of No- 

(Noblesville Daily Ledger.) 

The generally accepted rule, "De, mortuis nil nisi bonum," does 
not need to be invoked since the death of Judge Ira W. Christian. 

There is nothing but good that can be said of his life, deeds and 
character. A leading lawyer of Noblesville, who had known the 
life history of Ira Christian, and who had worked with him and 
had seen him under all circumstances, summed up his life in say- 
ing that "he put in most of his life in trying to do something for 
somebody else." As was said of a great Frenchman, "he was 
very noble — he cared nothing for his own life." 

The life of Judge Christian had been lived in Hamilton County, 
and affected other counties and the state merely as his great ac- 
complishments could not be confined to one county. He stood for 
so much and was so brave in his words and acts that his name and 
fame were state- wide. 

For example, he was among the very first to realize that the 
saloon was a moral evil, and, that as no evil thing can be recognized 
in the laws of the country, hence the saloon must be abolished. He 
so declared from his bench, and he lived to see this decision ratified 
by the votes of the people, even if the other courts were slow to 
exercise the moral courage to express themselves. He was power- 
ful in his appeals against the saloon when speaking from the pub- 
lic rostrum, and he did not consider that the saloon influence was 
great, and, at times, determining in political nominations, and 
even elections; he looked only to the good of all the people, the 
men, women and children who were in thralldom to the saloon. 

It were not possible for Ira W. Christian to be else than a man 
of mighty character and of real accomplishments, considering his 
ancestry. His folks came from the Isle of Man, that little English 
isle, noted for its reverence for law; and from England itself, 

Deaths 89 

where hundreds of years of devotion to right and justice had in- 
stilled into the blood of all generations of the family the utmost 
spirit of love of country, home, devotion to the right, and supreme 
love of God. His own father came from the South, where slaves 
were sold, to the North, and then went back to help free a race 
from chains. This father did heroic service, his regiment with- 
standing a whole army until relief could come, but all being cap- 
tured by the Rebels. Then, taken to Andersonville, where the suf- 
fering was horrible, and then to another state when the Army of 
the Republic had almost reached Andersonville, and then giving 
his life, being buried in an unknown grave. It would be difficult, 
even impossible, for a son of such a father to be recreant to the 
heroic name thus enshrined in the history of the country itself. 
The father came from a line of men who had fought for "Eng- 
land and St. George," wearing the mail and riding mailed horses, 
with their mighty arms wielding the broad sword for home and 
country. In just such a way their descendant, Ira W. Christian, 
a true knight, can be visualized leading a host of fighting men, 
with his mighty voice, riding over all opposition, crying, "For 
God, the Flag and Our Homes," and who can say that his in- 
fluence has not been great in the advance of justice, and the over- 
throwing of evil? He was of just such a character as the world 
now thinks were Richard, the Lion Hearted, and those who fought 
with him in the Crusades or in any historic part of old England's 
thousand fights for right. 

Judge Christian believed in the Bible, and he believed in his 
fellow man. Notwithstanding much of evil done to him and to 
his, he never failed to meet all of life 's circumstances with a smile, 
and he held no grudges for injury done him. None ever knew that 
the shafts of envy and malice wounded his inmost nature. And. 
he never lost faith in man. He could recognize that some must 
fail in the higher attributes of character, and some of this spirit 
was shown against him, but the vast majority of men, he knew, 
are right and fair. An enemy, with an opportunity to reach the 
public ear, can arouse unjust opposition, can defeat for office a 
just man, can even cause the people, in a degree, to lose faith in 

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the man attacked. Such enmity and venom can arise from small 
circumstances, but in the long run it injures only him who nurses 
it and who wreaks his vengeance unjustly. But, when a political 
or moral fight was on, Judge Christian asked no favor and feared 

Such was the popularity of this fine character that it was not 
strange that he attained prominence in an official way, that, when 
just a very young man, he should be elected to the high position 
of clerk of his county, and later as judge of its court. In all and 
every position he ever held, in the gift of the people, he showed 
not only his appreciation of the honors conferred, but he showed 
a fine ability to do the duty at hand. His service as clerk was effi- 
cient to a high degree. As judge he showed not only legal knowl- 
edge and rare discrimination in reaching the real merits of any 
case, but he also showed the highest degree of that rarer virtue, 
common sense and justice. He did no man injustice in his de- 
cisions, even as he did no man injustice in his thoughts. He con- 
demned evil, and he resented malice and spoke out on occasion 
against those who were merely looking for their own financial ad- 
vantage, or who opposed him because he refused to listen to de- 
mands made for their own financial benefit, but he spoke out, he 
did not hide behind innuendo or subterfuge. 

In this county, where renominations for office have been the ex- 
ception, he gained a renomination for judge, but the same vin- 
dicitiveness that had followed him for the last year or two of his 
first term as judge followed him still and resulted in his defeat at 
the polls, and uncalled-for defeat of other men on his party ticket, 
But he did not sulk in his tent, and he never ceased his work for 
his party and its principles. His heart was broken by injustice 
and vicious enmity, but he still carried a smiling countenance to 
the world, and his spirit was still as brave as ever. 

And how Judge Christian loved his family and his friends ! His 
whole thought, after his love of God, his country and its flag, his 
church, his love of right and justice, was given to his friends and 
his family. If one in his family needed financial help, every dollar 
of Ira Christian's property, earned by hard work, was offered 

Deaths 91 

freely. Not only wise counsel and advice were given, but his gifts 
were worthy of the man; what was his was likewise his friends'. 
If he lost his hard-earned property, he did not mourn and grieve, 
he worked on and acquired more. 

There was so much of compensation, after all, in the life of Judge 
Christian. His father was a teacher and trustee of his township ; 
he had much to do with building up a fine school system in this 
county; and so Judge Christian had a love of the best literature, 
of books, of the Bible, of Shakespeare, of the best in all languages. 
By the hardest struggle he acquired what was a remarkable educa- 
tion for his day — common school, high school, college, university, 
and then by constant study and reading he helped make his life 
helpful to others and a satisfaction to himself. Then his love of 
family and of friends was compensated by a most remarkable de- 
votion of brothers, sisters, wife, son and daughter, and by the 
grandchildren, and by friends who cannot express in words the 
real love they had for this rare man whose life has been untimely 
returned to its Creator. He lived long enough to know that he 
had a loving family and loving friends who appreciated his de- 
votion and his great deeds and character. 

His devotion to his friends was ever in evidence. At the fraternal 
meeting in the lodge his spirit shone forth with rare brightness. 
He loved his fellow man, he loved to mingle with them, to be a man 
among men. His speech was strong and energetic, and all could 
know that for which he stood. So he was called over Indiana to 
speak on fine social and, particularly, on patriotic occasions. A 
Son of a Veteran, he could arouse the faith and zeal of these sons 
of the men who fought in the Civil War. 

And so he has gone away; but the smiling countenance, the 
friendly word and grasp of the hand, the honest interest in others 
will not be forgotten. This county will not lose remembrance of 
his real service toward progress and prosperity of all. His devo- 
tion to school, to church, to home, country and flag should ever be 
an inspiration to all the people. His persistence, his patience, his 
energy and his forbearance can well be used as illustrations to help 
the lives and characters of the younger people of this county. 

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Ira W. Christian, a real nobleman, knighted by those who loved 
and appreciated him, because of his innate character, his sense of 
right and justice, his devotion to high ideals, his sacrifices for 
others, his patriotism and his love of God! 

Daugherty. — Major William Wirt Daugherty, '61, died at his 
home in Indianapolis Feb. 4, 1922, and was buried on February 7, 
with the ritualistic services of the Grand Army of the Republic, 
in Crown Hill Cemetery. 

Major Daugherty had for several years been the second oldest 
graduate to remain in our midst. His loyalty to the College had 
manifested itself in many ways, among them attendance upon 
alumni gatherings, and the sending to the College two daughters, 
one now a senior and one a freshman. Those present do not forget 
the presence of Major Daugherty at the Memorial Service, May 29, 
1921, when the tablet commemorative of the Civil War heroes who 
had fallen in service was presented to the College, or the roll of 
158 enlisted students which he called. 

In ''Indiana and Indianans, " Volume IV, Mr. Jacob P. Dunn 
says: "Major W. W. Daugherty, a retired army officer, is one of 
the most interesting residents of Indianapolis, and his career serves 
as a connecting link between the military glories of the Civil War 
and the period of conquest of the Western plains, and that new 
stage of military achievement on which our country has recently 
entered. While Major Daugherty left the army after he was fifty 
years of age, and has been retired for a quarter of a century, he 
has a fighting son who is an officer in the American Expeditionary 
Forces on the Western front. 

' ' The Daughertys are in fact a family of fighters, and several gen- 
erations of them have been of the hardy race of American pioneers 
and developers. His father arrived in Indianapolis in 1834, lo- 
cating here less than ten years after the founding of the capital. 

"Major William W. Daugherty, at the age of seventeen, entered 
the Northwestern Christian University, now Butler College, and 
graduated in the class of '61. In the summer of the same year he 
enlisted as a private in Company G of the 27th Indiana Infantry. 

Deaths 93 

With that organization he served two years in the Army of the 
Potomac. He was at Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, 
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. At Gettysburg his regiment was 
in the First Division of the Twelfth Corps, Williams "Red Star" 
Division. In the fall of 1863 the 27th Indiana was transferred 
to the Army of the Tennessee, and after the winter spent at Nash- 
ville entered upon the historic Atlantic campaign. Major Daugh- 
erty was in all the fighting leading up to the siege and fall of that 
city. About this time his term of enlistment expired and he was 
mustered out. 

"But his taste for army life was not yet satisfied. In 1867 he 
joined the Regular United States Army, and was appointed sec- 
ond lieutenant in the 18th United States Infantry. With this regi- 
ment he was sent into the West. The first transcontinental rail- 
Avay, the Union Pacific, had not yet been completed, and the regu- 
lar forces by no means lived a life of indolence and ease. There 
were constant patrol duty, protection of railroads and isolated bor- 
der posts, and Indian outbreaks were almost a weekly occurrence 
in the West. In January, 1870, Major Daugherty was transferred 
to the famous 22d Infantry. He was with that noted unit of the 
Regular Army until 1893. For a number of years he held the 
rank of captain, and retired with the rank of major. Major 
Daugherty is one of the few men living who have woven into their 
experience the life and romance of the Western plains. His service 
called him over practically all the Western territories and states, 
from the Canadian line to the Southwest and even into Alaska. At 
one time he was stationed at Mackinac, Mich. After retiring 
from the army in 1904 he returned to his former home in Indian- 
apolis, and here he has reclaimed many of his old friends and 
made many new ones. A large circle take great pleasure in his 
character, his genial fellowship, and the varied experience of his 
early years. Major Daugherty appreciates to the full the useful- 
ness and merits of the military organization in our national life, 
and he exemplifies a genuine Americanism of the highest type. He 
is a prominent member of the military order of the Loyal Legion, 
and in the spring of 1918 was elected commander of the order for 
the State of Indiana." 

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Groom. — Mrs. Amy Banes Groom, '16, died at the Methodist 
Hospital, Indianapolis, on January 29, and was buried from the 
home of her parents on February 1 in Crown Hill Cemetery. 

It is hard for us Avho were her friends in College to realize that 
Amy Banes will not again meet with us, so strong a hold on 
friendship did she take. Her enthusiasm for knowledge, for col- 
lege activities, for spiritual attainment, led us all and fired us to 
do better work, at least to be ashamed of poor work. Every aspect 
of college life was dear to her. We who were associated with her 
in Y. W. C. A. work were enriched by her spiritual keenness and 
Christian joy. Since graduation we have seen in her life the same 
force and intensity. Let us not forget her high ideals and try to 
live up to them! A Classmate. 

Laughlin. — Edmund Garfield Laughlin, '79, died on July 2, 
1921, his seventy-second birthday, in Florida. 

Mr. Laughlin 's parents moved to Irvington when the College 
was placed on its present site, for the sake of educating their large 
family. Of the children, Edmund graduated with the class of '79, 
Letitia with the class of '80, and Mary did not complete her course. 

Mr. Laughlin entered the ministry. His first charge was the 
Disciples ' Church of Syracuse, N. Y. ; his last charge was the Jen- 
nings Avenue Church, Cleveland, Ohio. For several years Mr. 
Laughlin had spent his retirement in Florida. 

He was much beloved by friends and parishioners. He had lived 
a useful life, and in many places his sympathetic ministrations will 
be missed. 

Merrill. — Miss Mina Merrill died on February 3 at the home 
of her nieces, the Misses Graydon, and was buried on the 6th in 
Crown Hill Cemetery. 

The following nameless sketch appeared several years ago in an 
Indianapolis newspaper: 


"She is a little lady of the old school, a rare and precious sort 
of person, who has not the least idea that she is of any use to any- 

Deaths 95 

body. Living alone with many books, a few pieces of beautiful 
gracious furniture which also belong to the old school, and a stub- 
born, modern furnace, her brave, gentle independence of spirit may 
cause her frail little body to suffer unnecessary inconveniences at 
times, but it does not complain. One likes to imagine her cooking 
her bits of meals and eating them at the mahogany table with the 
dainty china. Her house is equipped with electric lights, but she 
rarely uses them. One of her oldest friends is a little oil lamp, 
by which she reads and does her mending, and how widely and 
how well she reads, and how neatly she mends! She herself be- 
longs to the past. The letters she has, many of them written in 
the days before envelopes, and crossed and recrossed to save paper 
and postage, are as fresh and legible to her today as they ever were. 
They are wonderful letters in themselves. They are about things, 
interesting things concerning the lives of her grandparents and 
aunts and uncles, and the members of her own family. They in- 
clude the gossip of the nation and the news of history through the 
growth of the country. We think that we live in tremendous times, 
but her letters are proof that all times are tremendous. The days 
of the Civil War are days of reality to her, but her active mind 
is always reaching out toward the things of today and tomorrow. 
She reads and thinks much of the things out in the world, and. 
strangely enough, her favorite writer is that teller of far-away ad- 
ventures, Joseph Conrad. 

"After all it is probably her capacity for service and friendship 
which makes her so strange, and at the same time so necessary to 
her friends of the more careless, selfish modern school. Living 
alone and with a comparatively small income, it is remarkable that 
she can do so much for so many. She has a peculiar talent for 
giving the services of others toward herself back to them with 
added gifts. You may find her cleaning house, and insist upon 
dusting the books. In a moment you will be seated in a big chair, 
with a cup of tea at your elbow, reading some passage in an in- 
teresting old book which she has hurriedly pointed out to you. 
You may lend her an umbrella. The next morning the parcel post 
will bring you a glass of jelly. You may invite her to dinner. A 

96 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

few days after you are eating her famous hot rolls at luncheon 
with her. She does not think of repaying. It is just her way, the 
only way for her. She is a product of a fine, sincere society, and 
we have learned something of its value through her. ' ' 

Updegraff. — Mrs. Belle Hopkins Updegraff, '79, died at the 
home of her daughter in Hiram, Ohio, on February 4, and from 
the Hiram church was buried on the afternoon of the 7th. 

The Advance, official student publication of Hiram College, 
says : 

"Mrs. Updegraff came from a family of culture and standing 
in the Middle West. She was born on Aug. 2, 1859, and so at the 
time of her death was just a couple of days past sixty-two years 
and six months of age. Her father, Milton B. Hopkins, was Super- 
intendent of Public Instruction for the State of Indiana, being 
credited to a very large degree with the introduction of the splen- 
did educational system of which that commonwealth rightly boasts. 
Her brother, the late Alexander C. Hopkins — the father of Robert 
M. Hopkins, Secretary of the Department of Religious Education 
of the United Christian Missionary Society — was a preacher and 
evangelist of note among the Disciples of Christ a generation ago. 

"Belle Hopkins graduated from Butler College with the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts in the year 1879, receiving her Master's degree 
from the same institution in 1879. Immediately after her gradua- 
tion she accepted a call to Canton Christian College, Canton, Mo., 
joining the faculty as teacher of English and history, and remain- 
ing there for two years. She was married in 1881 to Perry Oliver 
Updegraff, and to this union there were bom three children — 
Bessie, now Mrs. Orlando Woodward of Hiram, and Carl and 
Earl of Cleveland — all of whom survive her. Besides the children 
she is mourned by a brother and a sister. 

"Many years of her life were spent in the shadow of college halls. 
For some time she was matron of the girls' dormitories at Butler 
and Bethany colleges. The family moved from Bethany to Hiram 
in the summer of 1901 in order to enjoy the better educational ad- 
vantages offered here for her children. Mr. and Mrs. Updegraff 

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took over the management of the hotel, now known as Northview 
Hall, and provided accommodations for a number of boy students 
and a few transients during the succeeding fourteen years. Upon 
completion of college days for the children the family moved to 
Cleveland, where they lived until the summer of 1919, when Mr. 
and Mrs. Updegraff returned to Hiram and opened the Miller 
House as a boys' rooming house. Mr. Updegraff died here in No- 
vember, 1919. 

''In the passing of this good woman the Hiram student body 
has lost a mother, and the Hiram church and community a good 
member. Mrs. Updegraff carried on her heart the burdens of all 
the boys in her home, sharing their joys, carrying their sorrows, 
and counseling them with the deep interest of a loving mother. 
Her boys were always her concern, and were to her the best boys 
in town ; with them she laughed and for them she wept. A great 
host of those who knew her motherly care will mourn her passing, 
while holding a gracious memory of her. ' ' 


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Commencement Address 

By Walter Albert Jessup, Ph. D., 

President Iowa State University. 

Mr. President, and Members of the Graduating Class: What a 
splendid ceremonial has come down to us through the history of 
the past! Commencements are old. To you they may be new, 
but, historically, society has always been interested in seeing to it 
that as the youth of the land came to assume a larger measure of 
responsibility, there is a period of testing, of fasting, of feasting — 
in short, there has always been a great ceremonial in this transi- 
tion period from one stage to another, of serious responsibility. 

After all, society has had one fundamental interest, dating back 
to the days of savagery, and coming down through every period 
of development, and that one fundamental interest has been the 
interest which one generation has taken in the next. You can 
go back to the native savages of our own land, and at a certain 
period of their child development, there was a time when those 
children of the Indians were told something of the history of the 
tribe, were given an inkling of the ideals of the tribe — yes. of the 
animosities of the tribe! But to this new group were passed on 
the conceptions which the adult group had developed, as the quali- 
ties necessary in order to make a good Indian. And you can go 
back into the finer periods of civilization — the age of Pericles and 
the Golden Age, and you will find that at certain ceremonial periods 


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there was a graduation from the lower state into the higher. Then 
we may come on through the period of Feudalism, and we find the 
child being transferred from one educational scheme to another, 
and being tested to find out whether or not he has caught the spirit 
of the preceding stage, and, finally, when he was dubbed a knight, 
he had to give evidence of having acquired the knowledge necessary 
to make him a knight. 

And so it is wnth no apology that I come to you this morning 
with a likewise serious note — because these commencement cere- 
monies have always been alike. The commencement addresses have 
had different titles, but they have all had the same theme, because, 
as a part of this solemn ceremonial there has always been the desire 
to transmit one final bit of interpretation of society, one final chal- 
lenge of the adult world to the coming generation who are about 
to assume a larger measure of responsibility. Hence, for the few 
moments which I expect to occupy this morning, I should like to 
interest you in a single word — in a word that has come to be used 
very largely in our form of society — a word that is used on every 

We receive a request to recommend a new physician to be sent to 
a certain community, and we are almost invariably asked if this 
physician has not only a knowledge of medical skill, but if he has 
one other quality. 

We are often asked to recommend a school superintendent to a 
community, and they expect that he shall be a college bred man, 
and have certain qualifications; but they almost invariably ask if 
he has one other quality. 

We receive requests, from time to time, from men who wish to 
employ youngsters to go into banks and on newspapers, and what 
not, and not only do they always inquire as to the general quality of 
scholarship, but they almost always insist that the candidate shall 
have one other quality. 

And this other quality that I wish to bring out this morning, is 
summed up in a single word, and that single word is the word 

Commencement Address 113 

What does it mean 1 I remember as a Hoosier lad in the eastern 
part of the state, many years ago, picking up a newspaper and 
reading the account of the calling of a young lad from this state 
to a position of large responsibility, a position of great social serv- 
ice, and the writer, after describing the development and the details 
of this man's life, said that the reason that this man had been 
called at this particular time, to do this peculiarly difficult task, 
was because he had been dominated, throughout his life, by a won- 
derful personality. I remember reading over that word, and won- 
dering what the word meant, Personality! What shall I do to 
get a personality? How do you go about it? What is it? And 
from that day, until this very morning, my interest has increased 
in the attempt to interpret the meaning of that word Personality. 

There are a thousand definitions for the word. I do not propose 
to give you any of them; but, after all, with all those who are 
interested in defining the word, we are apt to emphasize certain 

Certainly the physical side of personality is a subject that we 
hear talked about more and more. There has been a wonderful 
change in regard to our conception of the importance of the physi- 
cal to the whole thing that we call Personality. What a sharp con- 
trast has come about in civilization in regard to the attitude of the 
public toward health — indeed, in the public's attitude toward the 
weakling. You will remember your history of Spartan civilization, 
and how the new-born child was examined by an officer of the city, 
in order that there might be no mistake, in order that mother-love 
might not be permitted to cover up some imperfection, and when- 
ever a child was discovered to be weak, in any way, it was taken 
from the home and from the mother and placed upon a hillside 
exposed to the elements. 

Contrast that cruel attitude in regard to civilization with the 
spirit that is back of the development of your wonderful Riley 
Memorial Hospital, here, in Indiana. This spirit that is actuating 
the citizens of Indiana, at the present moment, in their attempt to 
take weak little children, in their attempt to protect their lives, to 
straighten their limbs, to bring strength to warped bodies — that 

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represents the very flower of our Christian civilization. May I say 
to you that Indiana, if it does as other states have done, will have 
to move rapidly. It is a source of very great pride to me, as a 
citizen, at the present time, of the state of Iowa, to be able to say 
to you that seven years ago, in our General Assembly, we got a 
glimpse of what it would mean to straighten these bodies and bring 
happiness to these little lives, and so a law was enacted similar to 
that which you have — a law making it possible for little crippled 
children to be taken to the State Hospital, and all the expenses 
cared for by the State. At the end of two years we find that there 
have been more than a thousand children whose bodies have been 
straightened, whose lives have been made happier. The following 
General Assembly was given an opportunity to determine whether 
or not it wished to help in the erection of a hospital, and I am 
proud to say that there was not a single opposing vote in the Gen- 
eral Assembly, when the bill passed providing that sort of service 
for the little children of the state. Isn't that a magnificent con- 
trast ? That represents our conception of the right of the child to 
a sound physical inheritance. 

But what a change there has been in many other ways! Just a 
few years ago it was my good fortune to be given an opportunity to 
visit one of the great school buildings in the city of New York, 
and I was requested to be at a certain corner at a certain hour, and 
I was there at the appointed time, but I was, seemingly, unable to 
find a school house anywhere near, because I was accustomed to see 
the kind of structure which we have out here in the Mississippi 
Valley, where we have the ordinary paraphernalia for the schools. 
But there I saw a great building, covering several blocks — a very 
tall building, much like an industrial plant, I was destined to 
have many surprises that afternoon. When I was ushered into a 
larger room than this, I found there assembled many little girls 
Avho were not working in industrial tasks, but were engaged in 
being taught how to play. Their teacher was giving them instruc- 
tions in how to play games, and all that sort of thing, that goes 
with outdoor life in the summer. Over in another room I was 
given a still sharper surprise. There I found, in a room about half 

Commencement Address 115 

the size of this, a series of racks, from which, at intervals, there 
protruded a little hook, and a little ring, and a little rope, and a 
little canvas hammock, and in each hammock there was a little 
baby. Babies in public schools ! Yes, the school superintendent of 
the city of New York has found out that those children whose par- 
ents are away at work, need what the school can give. So the older 
children are brought into the school room and they are directed to 
bring their infant brothers and sisters to the school, and some of 
those children are taught to care for those babies, and others are 
taught the ordinary games of childhood. That all seemed to be a 
very marked advance over anything that I had ever seen, and a 
thing that would never be developed out here in our Mississippi 

A little later I went over into the boys' side of that great school, 
and into a wonderfully large room, and there I saw hundreds of 
little boys — and what were they doing? I saw a great file of them 
coming down the aisle, and they were naked! Naked boys in the 
public schools! Yes, the man in charge said, "We have just 
bathed eight hundred and five of these lads since the lunch hour. ' ' 
Bathed boys at public expense ! My father, -in the eastern part of 
this State thought he knew a far better way to take care of his 
children, than taxing himself to hire teachers to teach his children 
to play, to swim, and to do the endless things that go to make hap- 
piness, in a recreational way. And I expect it will be a long, long 
time before we, out here in the Mississippi Valley, have any such 
conception as that, of the obligation of the State to the child. How- 
ever, in the last few years I have seen, up and down this Mississippi 
Valley, a changed attitude. You can now go into almost any com- 
munity, I care not where, in the Mississippi Valley, and you will 
find that that community has either just completed a new school 
building, or is proposing to build a new school building. And 
what is it for? Because somebody has told them that the lighting 
and the heating in the old building are not good, and that the sani- 
tary conditions are not right, and' the communities have been quick 
to respond. And while there has been an occasional failure in a 
bond issue, yet in the long run, looked at from an actuarial stand- 

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point, you can say that in the Mississippi Valley, every community 
has been responsive to a greater or less degree, to this newer and 
broader conception of the importance of the physical side of the 
development of human personality. 

And what a contrast in regard to the whole recreational side! 
Now, you find everywhere, school buildings being erected on larger 
plats of ground. You find cities taxing themselves in order to pro- 
vide recreational facilities anl playgrounds. 

But just a little while ago, within the memory of people here in 
this audience, when school districts were set up, here in the State 
of Indiana, when land was a dollar and a quarter an acre, there 
was more than one community which didn't buy even as much as a 
dollar's worth of land for the children to play on. Our forefathers 
thought they knew far less expensive ways for providing oppor- 
tunities for physical development on the part of their children. 

What a change has come about in regard to the college ! Ninety 
years, this coming autumn, there was a great uproar in Harvard 
College, due to the fact that a certain student who, when he went 
home in the spring, resolved that when he came back in the autumn 
he would be prepared to take advantage of that wonderful expanse 
of water. Those of you who have seen that beautiful bay can real- 
ize what a constant temptation it must have been to those youths. 
So this boy, in the autumn, brought back with him a little boat — 
a skiff. Now, everything went beautifully, and he had a perfectly 
lovely time, until it was reported to the faculty! What did the 
faculty do? They called this boy to account, and after hearing 
the whole case they expelled him from the college. True, they had 
no rule against boating at school, but they had a rule to the effect 
that no student should bring a domestic animal to college ! There- 
fore, on the strength of that rule, this lad was expelled from Har- 
vard. Contrast that with the magnificent stadium at Harvard, 
today, seating tens of thousands of people, to witness those great 
athletic contests. It is due to that spirit of American colleges that 
we see athletic teams going to the ends of the earth, to compete with 
similarlv selected youths from other lands. Ah. we. in America, 

Commencement Address 117 

are today pledged to a larger conception of the importance of the 
physical side of the development of human personality. 

There has always been an interest in the other side, in the mental 
side — but even there the world has changed, and has changed with 
such rapidity that it is almost impossible for us to recognize it or keep 
up with it. Can you believe it? It is within the memory of a 
dozen or more persons in this room, that a legal enactment was 
passed, that made it possible for the public to tax itself for the 
establishment of high schools! In the '80 's we had a few high 
school students here in Indiana. In the '90 's there were a few 
more, but, today, we have tens of thousands of students going to 
high schools, with an onrushing army of American youths. Indeed, 
today, it is said that we have more than two million students in the 
American high schools. What does that mean? It means a 
changed civilization — it means that when you go back just a little 
while ago — three hundred years ago — to the establishment of our 
first college, and a hundred years ago, to the establishment of our 
first university, and sixty odd years ago to the establishment of 
this school, here — it means that now we are moving forward in a 
great army of educated men and women, with a new challenge, and 
a neAv response. It is almost impossible for us to realize this move- 
ment in the direction of a finer type of education, everywhere. But 
it is a fortunate thing, because, indeed, we are living in a world 
that is changing so fast that we can hardly keep up with it. 

Look back a quarter of a century — twenty-six years ago, to be 
exact — in the city of New York there was a prize of ten thousand 
dollars offered to the first man who would drive a horseless car- 
riage up through that crooked street, Broadway, to Grant's tomb. 
Why, they didn't even have a name for the horseless carriage, at 
that time ! And now we have cars everywhere ! A dozen years 
ago, or a little more, there was a prize offered, of ten thousand dol- 
lars, for the first man who would drive a heavier than air machine 
from Grant 's tomb to the Statue of Liberty, and return. You will 
pardon a personal reference ; as a student in New York City, at 
that time, you can well imagine the enthusiasm with which I 
watched the development of that great contest. The manufacturers 

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of the flying machine leased a park near the University, and erected 
a high fence, announcing that the plane was being assembled there. 
And in the morning we noticed in the papers, a statement to the 
effect that this was the day — on this day will this historic event 
occur. And some of us excused ourselves from our classes, for the 
day, and repaired to the hillside to watch for developments. We 
were over there early in the morning, and kept our eyes fixed on 
that spot, watching through the hours of nine, and ten, and eleven, 
and the lunch hour came, and we decided we wouldn't risk being 
away when the great event happened, and so we stayed throughout 
the lunch hour. And we stayed on and on through the hours till 
the setting of the sun. There was just one thing wrong with that 
great historic event, and that little shortcoming was the fact that 
in the autumn of 1909 they could not get that plane off of the lot. 
Think of it — with all that trouble they couldn't even get the 
machine to fly. That was only thirteen years ago, and now, there 
are boys in this very audience who have driven airplanes across 
the sea, and we now have airplane service everywhere. We have 
undergone a complete change of conception in regard to the whole 
field of development, which has come with it all. 

And then there is the telephone — why, there are any number of 
people in this audience who can remember the first time that they 
ever used a telephone. 

And then the radio — how many there are who are experimenting 
with that, and getting pleasure out of it as a toy. But it is only a 
question of time — and I don't think it will be long at that — until 
the radio will come in and dominate life, as have these other 

I could go on and on, but I wish merely to say that these changes 
that I have depicted have come about within a period of, roughly 
speaking, twenty-five years. 

Do you believe that those changes are going to stop? Do you 
believe that now, while you are a graduate in the year of our Lord, 
1922, you will go out into the world and will remain fixed? By 
no means. Your world will be the world of 1932, of 1942, of 1952 ! 
The real question, after all, that society will ask of the graduates 

Commencement Address 119 

here, this morning, is whether or not they have the qualities that 
will make it possible for them to live in this world of rapid change. 
What has become of the old blacksmith? Unless that old black- 
smith has learned to vulcanize rubber and to adjust magnetos, and 
to tease activity out of the batteries, he has been wiped out of 
economic competition. 

And so we might go on and on, and illustrate field after field 
of development. The real facts of the case are that we are living 
in a world of change. And, indeed, the change is so rapid that it 
is almost impossible for any of us to even keep up with it. And 
each change makes a difference in our lives. What a simple thing 
it would have been, a few years ago, for this class to have assumed 
a larger place in their respective communities, than they will be 
able to assume, tomorrow! Just a little while ago, if either one 
of these young gentlemen had desired to become a physician, about 
all he would have had to do would be to find some sympathetic 
doctor and ridden with him on his visits a little while, and read 
with him in his office a while, and shortly he would have been given 
an opportunity to announce himself as a practicing physician. 
But now, if any member of this graduating class wishes to become 
a physician, it will be necessary for him to go to college for four 
years, and then serve a term as an interne, and they will find 
hundreds of students who are planning to go several more years, to 
study in hospitals, before entering the practice. 

A little while ago it would have been a very simple thing for 
any one of these members of the graduating class to have become 
a dentist. All he would have had to do would be to find some 
dentist who would permit him to work in the back office a while, 
and when some patient came in who was not very particular, he 
would have an opportunity to try his skill, and if everything went 
well, he would become proficient and enter the field of dentistry. 
But now, if any member of this class proposes to become a dentist, 
it will be necessary for him to go to the dental college for four 
years before starting into the practice of the profession. 

And so it might have been in the law — several years ago. in the 
State of Indiana, most of the members of the bar were admitted 

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upon taking an obligation to defend the Constitution and to main- 
tain an upright life. At the present time, in a single law school 
in this country, there are a thousand men who have not entered 
that law school until they have completed a four years' college 
course. And so, if any one of you desires to enter the practice of 
the law, it will be necessary for you to recognize the fact that your 
eligibility will be based upon your educational qualifications. 

And so I might go into field after field. But the thing I wish to 
impress upon you, is that we are living in a world of change, where 
inventions change values, where new competition enters into the 
matter, based on knowledge — knowledge, not only in the field of 
medicine, in the field of dentistry, or law, but in the field of agri- 
culture and all the rest. 

And so I would say to you that the world, at the present time, 
holds up a higher type of intellectual personality, than in any 
previous history of which we know. Not alone do we expect our 
modern man to have fine physical attainments and keen intellectual 
qualities, but here in America we are trying out the greatest experi- 
ment that the world has ever seen, and that is, the attempt to pro- 
vide, through a republican form of government, opportunities for 
the hundred and ten or hundred and twenty millions of people in 
this country, to live together and work out their destinies as a 
civil and political agency. An experiment that is difficult, beyond 
belief ; an experiment that many people, throughout the world, have 
prophesied would fail. And it will fail in just the degree that 
you fail, in just the degree that you fail to be able to estimate 
the responsibility that goes with citizenship ; in the degree that 
you fail, not only to take responsibility, but to learn how responsi- 
bility is assumed. In that degree the vision which prompted the 
creation of Butler College sixty-seven years ago will fall short of 

We used to hear a man say, with more or less pride, "My son 
is a boy who is very fond of his books; he doesn't care for other 
people; he likes to read; he doesn't care to play, and he doesn't 
care to visit." But I believe that I am safe in saying, today, that 
surely does not represent our conception of the American boy. 

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We are now more and more proud of the fact that we have a son, 
or a daughter, who is responsive to social stimulation, who is 
responsive to the impulses that come with working with other peo- 
ple. And what a difference there is in working with other people ! 
I hope there are no such people in the City of Indianapolis — but 
I know there are people in the world who are difficult to work with 
— so difficult to work with that their neighbors come to shun them. 
Come with me to a hypothetical community — not Indianapolis, nor 
even in Indiana. Let us take a community of a thousand, or so, 
and supposing that you and I are living in that community, and 
we suddenly conceive the importance of having in that community 
a great hospital, a great library and a great college, the importance 
of having new streets in that community — any scheme of public 
betterment — I care not what. Suppose you and I become thor- 
oughly convinced of its importance to the community welfare, and 
we find that in order to carry that thing out we have got to create 
public opinion, that we have got to create an idea of co-operation to 
put that thing over. And so you and I draw up our articles, and 
explain what this thing is to be, and we start out together to get 
signers, indicating that these people will help us, and be back of it. 
So Ave go over to this man and we present the matter very carefully, 
and he listens to us, and we think we have just about got him to 
the place where he can be counted on to stand with us, when he says 
to us, finally, "Well, now, have you seen this man over here?" 
We say, "Yes." And what does he say? We notice a change 
come over him, his body stiffens, his shoulders go back, and his chin 
out, and he says, "Well, if that man is for it, I am against it." 
Did you ever know of such a citizen as that? But they are all 
confined to this hypothetical community that I am talking about. 
But if we had very many of such citizens as that in this hypotheti- 
cal community, you and I would leave just as fast as we could, 
because we cannot maintain the public welfare and community 
service when it is dominated by even a few such personalities as 

Then we decide that we will see another man, and we go over 
here and talk to him, and he becomes greatly interested, and says 

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that he is going to help us, and we get out our paper and he starts 
down the list of names, and he says, "I see you have got several 
people signed, already, haven't you? Why didn't you come to see 
me first ? If you can get along without me until you get clear down 
to the bottom of that column, you can get along a while longer. 
I am not interested in doing this thing, unless I can be right at 
the head of the column." Have you ever known such a person as 
that — that you had to see first in order to get him to help on any 
proposition in the community? Well, if there were very many 
such persons as that in this hypothetical community, you and I 
would have to leave, at once. 

And so we go over to a third man, and he listens to us and when 
we are through he says, ' ' What do you want me to do ? " And he 
comes across with the thing that we want done, and he doesn't ask 
us whether somebody else is for it, or somebody else is against it, 
and he doesn't ask us whether we have come to him first, or mid- 
way, or last, but reveals the fact that he is willing to help us in 
any way that he can ; as a leader, yes, if needed ; as a follower, if 
needed. Ah, in the degree to which this hypothetical community 
of ours is dominated by such a person as that, its success is assured. 
And I want to say to you that more than anything else, America 
needs, today, that quality of personality that makes it possible for 
one man to work with another, for one person to play the game 
with the group. 

I think there are some in this audience who wonder why colleges 
are so favorable — indeed, so sympathetic toward certain types of 
recreation that have been created in the last few years. One of the 
reasons is due to the fact that those great games bring about a 
development of a social personality. If you have ever gone out 
to a football game and watched the captain as he calls the ball, 
and stands there holding that ball, and you wondered what he was 
going to do, whether he would throw it, or pass it, or kick it — 
and as you watched him, and heard the plaudits that came to him, 
did you see that man down the line — the man who played the line 
position? He was the man who held the line, but got no cheers. 

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but took the bumps and bruises — but held the line! Ah, society 
needs men — America must have men who will hold the line ! 

The other day I saw a ball game in which, at a critical moment, 
a batter came to bat, and you could just feel the thing that was 
in his consciousness, you could just see his muscles stand out, and 
the resolution appear in his eye, and the firm set of his jaw, indi- 
cating that he had the feeling that if he could just get hold of that 
bat, he could knock a home run — and you wanted him to do it. 
You felt that was just what you needed. And just as he got 
there, and was about to take the bat, all at once the Captain, over 
there, signalled him not to do that, at all, but to tap that ball so 
that it would go right down there and make a sacrifice, and he 
would be called out, but the other man would come in and make 
the run. Ah, there will be many days when you will be signalled 
to make a sacrifice. Will you be equal to the challenge? 

For the last few moments I have been depicting change to such 
an extent that some of you may even think that everything is 
changed. Things have not changed in toto. There are many 
things about which we do not propose to make a change. There are 
many things in which we have nothing new. Many of the forms 
of social relationships are based on the experiences of the past — 
experiences that we have not been able to improve upon. Our con- 
ceptions of social relationship go back into the days of Aristotle, 
to the Old Testament days. 

I think it is a safe statement to make that the spiritual things 
have remained as constant as the sunlight. And our interpreta- 
tion of our relationship to spiritual things likewise remains funda- 
mentally true to the earliest conception. And so. while you are 
being challenged to adjust yourselves to life in a changing world, 
may I say to you that I believe that I voice the sentiment of 
America, when I say that there is no new God, that there are no 
new ways of salvation, that there are no new ways of spiritual 
relationship. Those are the things to which we still hold fast. 

And so, in the degree that the American program of public edu- 
cation, starting at the elementary school and working through the 
high school, and developing into the college and university, all 

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representing a common purpose, a part of it handled by the 
church, and part of it supported by foundations, and part of it 
supported by taxation, here in America we have the most marvelous 
spirit of commonality, in our conception of what education is for. 

Why is it that our forefathers, three hundred years ago, created 
a school system, created the college? Why is it that at the veiy 
beginning of our form of government, all through this territory 
we set aside lands in order to guarantee that there would be no 
failure in the matter of education? Why is it that these great 
denominations, as they came west from the Alleghenies, located 
colleges where they were needed? It is because of the fact that 
throughout those three hundred years there has never been a 
moment when there was a failure to grasp the idea that the real 
fundamental form of all association, was the development of life 
in such a way as to transmit to the children, to the next generation, 
the best ideals of which we know. 

And so I would say to you, Avho are graduating this morning, 
that all of this history of the past three hundred years in America, 
in a way, culminates in you. But mind you, it culminates in you to 
the degree that you will assume your willingness to share the obli- 
gations of society — the obligation of taking part in the physical 
development and in the social development, in the intellectual and 
in the spiritual development, and in the degree that you are willing 
to play your part, just in that degree will all this investment be 
justified. But in the degree that you are unwilling to pay the 
price, in that degree we have just made a failure in the program 
thus far — as far as you, individually, are concerned. 

We are just now undergoing a period of peculiar difficulty. 
There have always been problems, and there have always been 
times when the world has said, "This represents a crisis." But 
certainly anybody will realize that the political life of a little com- 
munity of a thousand is different from that in a community of a 
hundred thousand; that the political life in the community of a 
million, is different from that in a community of a hundred 

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Nowadays we have opened up a good many new avenues. Your 
fathers' problems of political allegiance were relatively simple. 

A little while ago there were questions arose as to where the 
courthouse should be located, and questions as to where the school 
building should be located, and as to whether the main road should 
go down past that hill, or cut through, and as to whether the 
bridge should be erected at the ford, or further on. Those were 
concrete problems, that had to be debated in the open. Those were 
problems that could be seen. Contrast those with the problems 
that we are now working out — problems of international finance, 
problems of international responsibilities, problems of tariff, affect- 
ing a hundred million of people ! And so, if you analyze the politi- 
cal questions of the day, they are problems which are peculiarly 
susceptible to the demagogue, peculiarly susceptible to the person 
who promises much and can deliver nothing. 

And so I say to you that in the degree that your education, thus 
far, has given promise, it will be necessary for you to use the 
keenest intellect in order that you may be able to differentiate the 
difference between the true and the false, between the statesman 
who promises little, and the demagogue who promises all. And in 
the degree that these sixteen years of educational opportunity 
which you have had, extending through the common schools, the 
high schools, and the college — in the degree that those sixteen years 
have come to you to the end that you have a clear conception of 
modern personality, the right regard toward the physical side, the 
right development intellectually, and the right development socially 
and spiritually — in the degree that those are all dedicated to the 
highest and holiest purposes, just in that degree will this dream 
that has been worked out here, in this great State, and the dream 
which was expressed in the erection and maintenance of Butler 
College, be worth while. 

And that is the hope that all friends of education and friends 
of society have. 

Baccalaureate Address 


By President Robert J. Aley 

I have chosen as my text a statement from the parable of the 
ten virgins as recorded in the 25th Chapter of Matthew. "And 
while they went to buy, the bridegroom came ; and they that were 
ready went in with him to the marriage; and the door was shut." 
My subject is, "And they that were ready went in." 

The great Teacher, at the very beginning of his career, divided 
mankind into two classes, the wise and the foolish. Neither his 
close contact with men nor the abundant experiences of his life 
caused him to change this classification. He never increased the 
number of divisions nor did he ever introduce a neutral zone where 
the wise shade gradually into the foolish or the foolish grade up 
and approximate to the wise. 

In his last dissertation upon this subject he approaches it from 
three viewpoints. In the first he tells of the ten virgins who went 
forth to meet the bridegroom. Five were wise and took their lamps 
well filled with oil. Five were foolish and took no oil with them. 
When they were awakened by the coming of the bridegroom, the 
foolish begged assistance from the wise, but were justly refused. 
The wise were ready and went in, but the door opened not to the 
foolish. In the second he tells of a rich man who, on starting to 
a far country, called his servants "and unto one he gave five 
talents, to another two and to another one." Upon his return he 
found that the first servant had gained five other talents and the 
second two others, but the third brought the single talent with the 
statement, "And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the 
earth; lo, there thou hast that is thine." The first two were com- 
mended for their wisdom and thrift, the third was condemned for 
his foolish slothfulness. The first two were ready and went into 
the good graces of their Lord. The third was relieved of his one 
talent and cast into outer darkness. In the third all nations are 
gathered before the Son of man who separates them into two 
groups, one on the right hand and the other upon the left. Those 


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on the right hand have entered in because they have been wise 
enough to render needed service to their fellow men. Those on 
the left are ordered to depart because they have been so foolish as 
to refuse to serve others. 

Through all ages men have presented but two theories of life. 
One theory rests upon the foundation of law and order. The other 
theory rests upon chance and luck. In the first theory men believe 
that they must load their own dice, while in the second theory they 
believe that some one else loads the dice for them. The luck theory 
of life has always been attractive, because it has promised unusual 
returns for nothing. The advocates of this theory have professed 
faith in a mysterious God whose business it is to select his favorites 
and confer upon them gifts without discrimination. The followers 
of this theory bother themselves about nothing except to keep on 
good terms with the god of luck. 

The luck theory of life removes all incentive to action, it destroys 
system, and cancels faith. The adherent of this theory lives with- 
out any attempt to adequate development and with no faith in the 
results that may come from his own efforts. He becomes a fatalist 
and is willing to accept whatever comes to him as an inevitable 
result. Emerson says: "Shallow men believe in luck, believe in 
circumstances — strong men believe in cause and effect." 

The law and order theory of life fills its adherents with hope and 
inspires them to activity. The man who believes that law governs 
the universe knows that he must place himself in harmony with that 
law if the desired rewards are to be his. He who has a faith of 
this sort knows no impossible. He realizes that if he exerts him- 
self so as to come into the possession of proper knowledge, the seem- 
ingly impossible will become easily possible. It is the adherents 
to this theory of life who do the work of the world. Mountains are 
tunneled, streams are bridged, reforms originated and carried to 
successful issue by men who believe that this world is governed by 
law which metes out justice to all who obey it. 

Maria Edgeworth tells a most interesting Oriental story concern- 
ing Murad and Saladin. These men were brothers, the sons of an 
Oriental merchant. An unpleasant dream wilich the father had 

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the night before the birth of Murad caused him to believe that this 
son was to be unlucky. From the day of his birth he was named 
Murad, the unlucky. His old nurse took pains to see that this 
implication in his name was impressed upon him so that finally it 
became a part of his very nature. His brother, Saladin, was more 
welcome, and the father professed to believe that his coming was 
fortunate, and so named him Saladin, the lucky. His nurse and 
his friends never allowed him to forget that he held a charmed life. 
As the brothers grew to manhood each relied upon his lack of luck 
or his abundance of it. Murad believed that it was useless for him 
to attempt anything of value. He was unlucky, and, therefore, 
everything that he undertook would, of necessity, fail. On the 
other hand, Saladin was so impressed with his luck that during the 
early part of his life he took no precautions whatever, for he was 
Saladin, the lucky, and no harm could come to him. As we follow 
these brothers through their careers, we are impressed with two 
phases of the same philosophy. Murad was a miserable failure, 
carrying destruction and loss in his pathway because of his adher- 
ence to the philosophy of fate. In early manhood Saladin, flushed 
with his faith in his luck, was a visitor in Paris. One day upon 
the occasion of a national celebration he witnessed the firing of a 
great many sky rockets, and became so interested that he pushed 
up very close to the stand upon which the combustibles were placed. 
He was warned to go back. He refused, insisting that he was Sala- 
din, the lucky, and that no harm could come to him. In the acci- 
dental explosion that occurred he was severely injured. A French- 
man interested himself in the young foreigner and had him taken 
to the hospital after the accident. He visited him frequently dur- 
ing his convalescence, and neglected no opportunity to impress 
upon him the fact that he was suffering because of his own impru- 
dence. He so effectually counteracted the luck theory upon which 
Saladin had shaped his life up to that time that upon his recovery 
he determined to become indeed lucky by putting himself in com- 
plete harmony with all the laws of life that he could know. He 
remained Saladin, the lucky, to the day of his death. But he was 
lucky in the latter years of his life because of his prudence, his 

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forethought and his study of conditions. Murad is a fair type of 
the man who rests his life upon the theory of luck. Saladin repre- 
sents the opposite type of man who is really lucky because he pins 
his faith to the prevalence and permanence of law. Saladin was 
wise and entered in. Murad was foolish and found all doors closed. 

The law theory of life calls for strong and courageous hearts. 
This courage does not depend upon size, condition or environment. 
It is a quality of soul independent of these physical things. A 
mouse went to a magician Avith the desire that she be made into a 
cat in order that her fear of this enemy might vanish. The wish 
was granted, but in a few days the mouse, now a cat, returned to 
the magician with the request that he exert his power once more 
and transform her into a dog, for she found that her life was now 
made miserable by the presence of the family dog. Again the 
wish was gratified. It was only a few days, however, until there 
was a return with the request to be transformed into a wolf, for as 
a dog, the mouse found that she was in constant fear because of a 
wild and dangerous wolf that haunted the neighborhood. Again 
the wish was granted. But in a few days the mouse appeared once 
more with the request that she might now be transformed into a 
man, for she was suffering terribly from the fear of a hunter. By 
this time the patience of the magician was exhausted and he trans- 
formed the wolf back to the original mouse, with the statement : 
"You have the heart of a mouse, and a mouse you shall be." 

Only those go in who are prepared. It may be that occasionally 
one seems to get in without preparation. Such a one. however, 
lacks the staying quality that keeps him in. If a burglar should 
break into Heaven, he would soon be working overtime to break out. 
Heaven to him would be unbearable. One must be ready if enter- 
ing in means joy and permanence of abode. 

We make many mistakes in judging the things that give success. 
It is easy to explain a man's great achievement by saying that he 
is lucky. It is so difficult to find the real reasons for success that 
we generally refuse to take the trouble to investigate. There are 
those who think that the great Lincoln was a man of destiny, a 
lucky man, whom chance seized and directed in a great work. If. 

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however, we remember the long years of study, sacrifice, prepara- 
tion and devotion to truth that preceded his elevation to power, we 
reject such a theory and proclaim without hesitation that he entered 
in because he was ready. 

We must never forget that it takes time to get the wisdom that 
allows one to enter in. Time is absolutely necessary to produce 
seasoned judgment and wise adaptability. When Webster made 
his eloquent and convincing reply to Haynes, his friends regarded 
it as almost miraculous, and insisted that the fates had selected 
him as the preserver and defender of the Constitution. Webster 
himself tells a different story. He says that he spent forty years 
preparing that speech. No wonder it was great, Moses had to 
spend forty years in the wilderness before he was ready to enter 
the courts of Pharaoh and secure the release of the children of 
Israel. It took these Israelites forty years of severe discipline in 
the wilds of Arabia before they were ready to cross the Jordan 
and enter into the promised land. 

In order to live by law and not by chance we must become dis- 
ciples of the three g's — grace, grit and gumption. We must culti- 
vate grace until we have enough of it to take the gibes and taunts 
of our fellows without any disturbance of our calm or any warping 
of our judgment. It was grace that made Noah able to withstand 
the taunts and jeers of the dry-weather prophets of his day and 
successfully complete his work. We must have grit enough to stick 
to our tasks and do the hard things of life without murmur. It was 
Grant's grit that differentiated him from the other Union leaders 
and made him the Nation's hero. We must have gumption enough 
to see things in their right proportion and do things at the right 
time. To do this, we must be alert, open-minded, responsive and 

The world is beginning to realize its dependence upon law. Only 
a few years ago it was believed generally that agricultural products 
were largely a matter of luck. Now we know that everything grow T - 
ing from the soil obeys definite laws. When the law is found and 
obeyed, the superior product appears. The production of a high- 
grade edge-tool is not an accident, but the result of obedience to 
law. The trade-mark that possesses commercial value does so 

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because of the uniform quality of the article that bears it. That 
quality is uniform because the law of the materials that enter into 
it is always obeyed in its manufacture. The telephone, electric 
light, electric motor, wireless telegraphy, these, and all the other 
modern wonders, are not wonders at all, but merely results of law 
discovery and law obedience. These considerations make it plain 
that one can do nothing better than to engage in the search for 
law and to strive to bring himself into harmonious relation to law. 

The writing of a poem, the invention of a labor-saving device, 
the organization of a new business or the development of a mine, 
is not an accident. The men who do these things are ready and 
that is why they do them. When we pull back the curtain and see 
the long years of preparation and devotion that have preceded the 
accomplishment, we are ready to throw over our theory of luck and 
replace it by that of law. 

It is common for those who find the door closed upon them to 
lament their fate and accuse some one of injustice. This old world, 
however, is no respecter of persons. She opens her door easily to 
admit those who are ready. She holds the door securely against 
those who are not. The door, however, is never permanently closed 
except to him who absolutely refuses to get ready. He who throws 
away his sword and refuses to fight longer wall find the door per- 
manently closed, but he who keeps his courage and his sword will 
finally come to the day when the door will open to his knock. 

The world is a fight. We all love a fighter. The winner is he 
who never loses his courage because of defeat but who always comes 
back better prepared and more ready to enter in. In his heart he 
keeps Sara Beaumont Kennedy 's song : 

Nightfall, and the daytime's fierce battle 

Is over and done; 
Red is my sword, deep red with the carnage 

Of conflicts unwon. 
Beaten, discouraged with failure, 

Forsaken, betrayed — 
Yet I ask for no help and no quarter. 

I yield neither banner nor blade. 

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For he who is armed, though defeated. 

May yet hold his post. 
And a flag still unfurled is the signal 

That hope is not lost. 
And the night is but truce to day's struggle, 

A rift in the pain ; 
I must keep my high place on the ramparts — 

For tomorrow we fight again. 

The school is the best thing that civilization has devised to pre- 
pare men to enter in. Most of you have given at least sixteen years 
of time to education. Much of that common consensus of knowl- 
edge that the race has found useful and necessary is now yours. 
The years that you have spent here ought to have filled your lamps 
with oil, placed in your hands superior tools, given you the ability 
to use these tools in a masterly way, and made your characters so 
strong in righteousness that you will enter every fight thrice armed 
because of the justice of your cause. This college, your Alma 
Mater, has faith in you. She believes that your lamps will always 
be supplied with oil, well trimmed and burning bright. She has 
faith that you will enter into the opportunities about you. Your 
wisdom is such that you will never break training. You will 
always be ready. 

You are about to enter a great market place. In a very real 
sense it is the market place of the gods. Into this market place 
the gods bring all that men, in their best moments, desire. Here, 
we must all come to buy. But here, as elsewhere, if we would go 
in. we must observe the law of the market place. The laws of this 
market place are simple and easily understood. It is a market 
place that does no credit business, that has no marked-down sales, 
that does not sell on the installment plan, that delivers no goods, 
and that has no mail order department. If one would buy in this 
market place, he must bring the full price and he must come in 
person to make the purchase. He must also have the courage to 
carry away with him whatever he buys. In this market place the 
only coin current is the coin of self. He who comes here to buy 

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the rich goods of the gods must bring his best self, must be willing 
to pay in complete service the full price and expect no favors. 
He who gets ready and enters this market place with a determina- 
tion to obey its laws, can carry away the richest things that the 
gods have. He is, indeed, the lucky man, for his luck is the luck 
that comes to all who put themselves into harmony with law and 
keep themselves ever ready. May you all buy freely in this market. 
A great statesman recently said, "The world must choose Christ 
or Chaos." A great financier says, "Commercial, business and 
industrial prosperity will not come in full measure until there is a 
revival of religion." These statements but reflect the opinion of 
thoughtful observers the world over. Faith in God and a firm 
anchorage in the principles of righteousness revealed in His Word 
are absolutely necessary elements in the preparation that wins. 
The doors of opportunity are closed to those who have left God out 
of their preparation. I commend to you, therefore, the old Book 
that has been the comfort and the guide of those who have entered 
in before you. Make it your familiar companion. Become the 
disciples of the great Teacher, and you will enter in. 

Senior Reception 

On the evening of Thursday, June 8, the Commencement festivi- 
ties were set in motion by the reception given in the Old Gymna- 
sium to the Senior class by President and Mrs. Aley, and the 
Faculty Club. In the receiving line stood Dr. and Mrs. Aley, Emil 
Cassady, president of the class, Dean and Mrs. Putnam. The 
guests included the class, the faculty and a few visiting alumni and 
friends, in all about one hundred and fifty. After social greetings, 
a playlet was given under direction of Professor Tallcott, the east 
consisting of Mr. Tallcott, Miss Laurel Cissna and Miss Marie 
George. Music was furnished by Miss Catharine Clifford, violinist, 
accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Vincent G. Clifford, and by Mr. 
Winslow, vocalist. Refreshments were served and social reunion 

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enjoyed. The old room, under the touch of Dr. W. L. Richardson 
and his committee, by the placing of flags, palms and rugs, pre- 
sented a pleasant transformation, and the evening was a joyous 
keynote struck for the ensuing days. 

Philokurian Reunion 

The annual reunion of the Philokurian Literary Society was held 
at six o'clock in the Butler Cafeteria, on Friday evening, June 9, 
1922. Tables were prepared for about fifty, and the event was 
well attended. 

Howard H. Bates, '24, was toastmaster, and a series of toasts 
entitled, "A League of Nations," comprised the program for the 
evening. The "nations" represented were as follows: 

Hallucination Garrett Bates, '25 

Explanation Miriam Weir, '23 

Damnation Russell Richardson, '24 

Consternation Stanley Cain, '23 

Incarnation Scot Clifford, '23 

Donation Florence Hoover, '23 

Abomination Mary Crews, '24 

Doctor Aley, Professor Cavan, and David Rioch, '20, also made 
short speeches. 

The alumni guests who returned to enjoy this festivity were: 
David Rioch, James Shockley, Gladys Lewis, Ilene Harryman, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hall. 

Every one expressed a delight to be at the annual banquet, and 
did much to inspire more and better work by the Society in the 

Phi Kappa Phi Meeting 

The annual meeting of Phi Kappa Phi was held on Friday eve- 
ning, June 9, at the home of Miss Katharine M. Graydon. 

By the constitution of the society an average of three members 
from each of the preceding classes is allowed. As these members 
must be selected from the fourth of the class that ranked highest 
in scholarship it was impossible to compute the grades for so many 
classes in so short a time, but as soon as possible the selections will 
be made. Twenty-nine were, however, chosen from the ten pre- 
ceding classes. Many of them were too far distant to attend this 
meeting, but out of the number fifteen were present and received 
into membership. 

Professor Bruner, president of the local chapter, presided. He 
read selections from the constitution and made a brief address of 
welcome to the new members. Assisted by Professors Weaver and 
Harris, he presented diplomas and Phi Kappa Phi ribbons to the 
charter members. The address of the evening was made by Presi- 
dent Aley, and a very appropriate, able and scholarly address it 
was on the great need, aim and inspiration of scholarship. 

The evening closed with refreshments and music. 

Class Day 

At 10 o'clock on Saturday morning the chapel was filled with 
the usual crowd gathered for the Class Day exercises. 
The program was as follows: 

Class History 
By Makia M. Daugherty 

It was in October, 1918, that the class of 1922, as Freshmen, 
appeared for the first time in Butler society, and many debut par- 
ties characteristic of such an event, were given in their honor. 


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Members of the faculty held receptions at little tables here and 
there in the halls, until they were forced to move to classrooms 
when it seemed they would be overwhelmed with guests (this was 
the largest group of Freshmen ever entertained in such a fashion 
at Butler). All sorts of interesting trips were planned for them. 
Miss Butler and Miss Welling were chaperoning parties to England 
and Scotland, Mrs. Brown offered to help some of us over the rough 
places in "La Belle France," and Professor Gelston was ''doing" 
Italy that season. Some brave people were going to the Land of 
Science, while others, and for these we had infinite respect, were 
"calculating" a journey to Mars through the realm of Math with 
Professor Johnson. We felt that our Golden Opportunity had 
come, when — school was dismissed because of the "flu" and we 
were all sent home. 

We returned after a month, and found things in a chaotic state 
at first. Of course, since we Avere Freshmen, that was entirely to 
be expected. The welfare of the S. A. T. C. unit established here 
seemed to be of major importance. Two barracks and a mess-hall 
had been constructed — the canteen came a bit later. Everything 
was done according to schedule, "reveille," "assembly," "mess- 
call," and "taps," for Butler was really "in the Army now." 

News of Germany's surrender was celebrated with wild abandon. 
The hopes of the S. A. T. C. boys were shattered for a time, when 
they learned that the Kaiser's quitting would not immediately affect 
the Corps. 

The year was full of experiences for us all, the Freshmen were 
perhaps affected most by Freshmen elections. Tony Foster served 
as President until the disbanding of the Student Army, when Tellie 
Orbison was elected for the remainder of the year. We decided on 
Ethel Campbell as Vice-President, and Betty Matthews for Secre- 
tary. Lewis Wood was chosen to hold the class purse-strings. 

In the early part of December, the Training Corps was mustered 
out and the College returned to its pre-war basis (and Monday 
vacation). Soon after this, the Canteen appeared in festive garb, 
cretonne hangings and ferns, and the student morale was improved 
by sandwiches and hot chocolate. 

Class Day 137 

The Sophomores celebrated our "Wearin' o' the Green" on 
April 1st. We intended, as all serious Freshmen should, to give 
them the opportunity early in the year, but their demands became 
so insistent and finally assumed the form of mild threats, that we 
— well — they had to fly the flag of truce. 

In May we experienced our first "clean-up" day, a misnomer, for 
work was the only item omitted. 

In the cast of "Green Stockings," the Dramatic Club produc- 
tion of the year, the names of three of our class appeared. 

We returned to school our Sophomore year different, to a certain 
extent, from the group that entered the year before. We felt that 
we had profited by the mistakes made as Freshmen, that we really 
belonged, and were a part of Butler, that the people who knew 
us were glad to have us back. It was during this year, under the 
leadership of Lyman Hoover, that the class began to show the 
originality and force which have characterized it since. 

Butler's eleven didn't win a game in 1919, but the football ban- 
quet in honor of the "Martyr Team," marked the beginning of a 
new era in Blue and White athletics. The news that ' ' Pat ' ' Page 
had been selected as coach, afforded excellent opportunity to the 
students to celebrate the coming of the "best athletic director in 
the middle west." 

During our Junior year, while Norman Shortridge was Presi- 
dent, the Student Council became a reality and several members of 
the class took an active part in its organization. 

Besides conducting a successful Junior Prom, the class revived 
the old custom of producing a "Drift." 

The Martyrs of last year became the Miracle Team of this year, 
the I. C. A. L. champs, under Coach Page. The feature game of 
the year was with Waseda University. Although baseball is a com- 
paratively new game to them, the Japs showed us how it is "done" 
in Tokio. 

Last year saw our entrance again to Butler — no longer Fresh- 
men, Sophomores or Juniors, but Seniors, a combination of the 
three. Somehow we felt older, not in years so much as in added 

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responsibilities that came with the knowledge that we, in one short 
year, would follow close order behind those who had gone on before. 

With the coming of Dr. Aley to head the school and the large 
enrollment, we felt that Butler's program of advancement had 
indeed begun in earnest. 

"Homecoming" in October was a day to be remembered — 
Butler's greatest and best. With the parade, noon "feeds," the 
game, supper in the gym, bonfire, and vaudeville stunts, the scenes 
were constantly changing and nothing grew tiresome. 

Early in the year, Emil Cassady was elected President, and he 
has proved in both ability and personality to be an excellent leader. 

On January 24, we appeared for the first time in Senior gray — 
sweaters for the girls and vests for the men — and on February 7, 
the greatest Founders' Day in the college history, we donned our 
caps and gowns. 

The Founders' Day celebration, held in honor of Dr. Aley's 
inauguration, helped to preserve the splendid traditions of the 
past. Lessons of the past must ever be used to strengthen the 
present, for out of the past and upon the present, a larger and bet- 
ter structure must be built for the future. 

These four years have been wonderful — full of joy and sorrow, 
success and failure — and friendships that will last; but now, as 
they are drawing to a close and we are going out, we call to you 
who are coming after, as other classes have, since the beginning. 
"Take care of the years you have yet before you, love our Alma 
Mater, cherish her, keep her standard high, and let it never fall 
in the dust, keep the white of her Truth unstained, and let the blue 
of your Loyalty never fade. ' ' 

Class Prophecy 
By Helen Belle McLean 


Mr. Edgar Diederich, now holding Mr. Atherton's position of 
Campaign Manager of the Endowment Fund, has kindly offered the 
following statistics — (Mr. Diederich holds his present office by vir- 
tue of his extracting power developed while attempting to raise 
money from the Senior class of 1922) : 

These people made possible this greater University by their gen- 
erous contributions: One million dollars from Mr. Charlie Wylie, 
who made his fortune by the invention of a new pump which is 
guaranteed to distribute oil with equal facility in all directions. 

Our old friend, Miss Frela Jones, gave $75,000, due to her posi- 
tion as wife of the world-renowned physician, Dr. Portteus — 
famous for his soothing syrup for heart murmurs. 

Miss Henninger gave as her small bit $8,000, the money having 
been procured as result of a miraculous overnight hair restorer, 
which was placed in demand by the frantic requests of those with 
bobbed hair when that fashion so suddenly left us forever. 

Ed. Campbell gave a surprising sum of one million and a half 
dollars from the sale of patents for his new recipe for the making 
of odorless home-brew. 

Miss Sara Hunter, formerly noted as the college scandal-monger, 
has a broadcasting station of her own. She takes great pleasure 
in sending us this data: Professor Cavan is head of the Cavan 
Charm School for decrepit teachers. He dazes the spinsters with 
his dazzling diamond-set platinum fraternity pin. 

Miss Florence Stanley was planning to get her Phi Delt pin out 
of hock in order to attend this Alumni Reunion, but the man at 
the head of the "Three Balls" was obdurate. Her wily charms 
were nil when hard cash was lacking. 

Miss Helen McPheeters delivered her senatorial speech last week 
under title, "Shall the U. S. maintain open shop in the Azores' 
Baby Carriage Factory?" 


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Emil Cassady, prosecuting attorney, will spend his summer 
vacation at Julietta. 

Several ministers have gained prominence for their radio ser- 
mons, and have caused a large increase in their congregations. Rex 
Hopper's favorite theme is "How to talk five hours without saying 
anything." Warren Grafton admonishes his flock to feed their 
lambkins garlic so they may be found in the dark. Charles Parks' 
war-cry is, "Truth is mighty — mighty scarce!" Laurence Haw- 
kins, a minister in fact but a cynic in heart, believes that for every 
woman who makes a fool out of a man, there is another woman Avho 
makes a man out of a fool. 

Miss Virginia Barney (now married, of course) is the delight of 
the struggling housewives of her apartment house, having worked 
out a successful household budget on a musician 's salary. 

Lyman Hoover conducts a matrimonial bureau by radio, filching 
hard-earned platinum dollars. The following have been victim- 
ized : Josephine Lewis, Marion Webb, Rowland Jones, Sylveen 

Herbert Hill has another five-volume edition released, entitled 
"How to live on Love or next to Nothing a Year." 

George Goodnight, when asked who his new girl was, replied, 
"She isn't new, she is the old one painted over." 

Miss Charlotte Comstock will favor us over radio with her latest 
dance, "The Flapper's Farewell." She designed her own costumes. 

The next radio program will be given at the University reunion 
of 1932. 

Class Poem 
By Mabel Marie Henninger 


What could we do after college days 

Had we no dreams ahead? 
For life is a thing of tears and smiles 

No matter where we 're led. 

For each of us there's a shining goal 

To gain by effort true, 
And we need the strength which dreams supply 

To keep the end in vieAv. 

To some the dreams may be those of wealth, 

To others, those of love, 
And many take up the cross of Christ 

To serve the God above. 

The dreams ahead are the starting place 

For battles we must fight — 
For a deed must be dreamed before it's done 

If it's a deed done right. 

The dreams ahead are what make our lives 

Follow God 's plan so true ; 
From our dreams comes hope, and from our hope 

There comes the power to do. 

The program, interspersed with music, concluded with the amus- 
ing playlet, "A Box of Monkeys," presented by the class, and with 
parting words by the president, Emil Cassady, as he presented the 
gavel to the president of the class of 1923, Philip Brown. 


Alumni Reunion 

The alumni began to arrive early in the afternoon and were 
seen walking about the old buildings and the loved campus, or 
gathering in groups in pleasant conversation. All were again in 
spirit the youths of their college days. 

At 6 o'clock, under shadow of the main building, on the green 
under the waving flag, were seated in class formation, about 300 
for picnic supper. Most prominent were the "immortals of '87," 
the classes of 1912, 1917, 1922. The faculty and wives formed 
another large group. After an invocation pronounced by Kev. 
T. W. Grafton, '80, all fell to to a bountiful repast. 

At 7 :30, the audience adjourned to the chapel, where the pro- 
gram opened with a greeting by the President of the Association. 
William C. Smith, '84. Reports of officers followed: 


Balance on hand June 16, 1921 $185.82 

Receipts 546.60 

Total receipts $732.42 


Printing $655.55 

Stenographic work 57.30 

Postage 4.51 

Flowers (memorial to A. F. Denny. '62) 5.00 



There are outstanding bills on account of printing amounting 

to $369.65. Notices of expiration of subscriptions will reach you 

in a few days, if yours is about to run out. It will help this office 

greatly, if you make your response promptly. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Stanley Sellick, Treasurer. 

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There has been no official meeting of the Alumni Association 
since last June, though the alumni have gathered in greater or less 
numbers on various occasions, chiefly the Homecoming Day, 
Athletic Meets, and the Inauguration of President Aley on 
the Founders' Day. 

The officers of the Association met in February at the Severin 
Hotel, guests of Mr. Smith, its president. The central matter of 
consideration was the publication of the War Record of Butler 
College students, voted four years ago by this Association to be 
prepared by its Secretary. A committee was appointed to raise 
the money and to see this volume through the press, consisting of 
Lee Burns, ex- '93; Hilton U. Brown, '80; Howard C. Caldwell, '15. 

The necrology of the year has been heavy: James B. Curtis, 
'80 ; Ira W. Christian, '80 ; William W. Daugherty, '61 ; Austin 
F. Denny, '62; Amy Banes Groom, '16; George Philip Harvey, 
ex- '22; John H. Holliday, ex- '63; Colin E. King, '81; Edmund 
Garfield Laughlin, '79 ; Quincy Alden Myers, ex- '74 ; Edwin Tay^- 
lor, '68 ; Belle Hopkins Updegraffe, '79. 

The Secretary would like to make an appeal for the Butler 
Alumnal Quarterly, the little paper which carries college news 
to college people around the world, were it not an annual repeti- 
tion and doubtless wearisome. It does seem to the executive com- 
mittee that more of the alumni might respond to the effort, that 
more might subscribe, that more might show an active interest by 
turning out on celebrating days, that more might enter more 
deeeply into the concerns of the college. The Secretary receives 
letters of criticism, some of which leave a sting. We need and invite 
suggestion. We are all trying to do our best, but we need you — 
every one of you, Alumni. 

In order to facilitate matters and make alumni activities more 
effective and interesting, class secretaries for those classes without 
secretaries were appointed and asked to report twice a year. The 
list of these secretaries has twice been published in the Quarterly. 
Four of those secretaries out of forty-two have kindly replied once. 
Just ivfiat the trouble is we would Tike to know! 

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We are to take into our numbers this evening the class 1922 — 
seventy-five young men and women of no mean calibre. The Asso- 
ciation may well look to them for the privilege of furthering the 
large interests of their Alma Mater. 

The Association is richer than it was one year ago, and has much 
to be grateful for in the present management of the institution. As 
an organization of the College let us show to Dr. Aley our appre- 
ciation of his personality and his policy by the actual upholding 
of his hands. 

It is a great pleasure to have in our midst for this occasion so 
many of the alumni from out of town and especially of those from 
distant classes. The Association values you and hopes you will 
the more often visit the campus. It welcomes you, Class of '87, 
always fine and loyal of spirit ; it welcomes you, Mrs. Kuhns, of 
'82, and you, Mr. Chauncy Butler, of '69, and you, Mrs. Buttz, of 
'71, and you, Mr. Kinnick, also of '71, and all of you of more 
recent times. You unite us with a past treasured by some of us, 
esteemed by all of us; so, here's to you! 

Respectfully submitted, 

Katharine M. Graydon, Secretary. 



Lee Burns, Chairman 

Miss Graydon has referred rather modestly to the fact that four 
years ago she began, at the request of this Association, to gather 
material for the compilation of a War Record of those Butler Col- 
lege students who entered the service. I have had something to 
do with the proof-reading of this volume, and I want to say to you 
that Butler College has really a very remarkable record. She had 
800 men in the World War whose record Miss Graydon has been 
able to give us. In addition to these, the book contains a list of 
soldiers she has been able to secure of the Civil War, a much fuller 
list than heretofore possessed by the College, and of the Spanish- 
American War. You may have an idea that this is merely a roster, 
or directory. It is very much more than this. In addition to the 

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names and record, Miss Graydon has secured diaries and letters of 
the boys. Butler had men in the service of the United States in 
every important connection. These are letters from every field of 
action: from aviators, from the infantry, from Y. M. C. A. sec- 
retaries, from the camps in this country and the camps in England, 
France, Italy, and many others. It is a history of the World War 
as seen in action. 

Four years have been spent in preparing this history, which is 
without doubt Butler's most remarkable publication. It compares 
very favorably with the records of Harvard, Princeton or Yale. 
The Alumni Association has taken care of the publication of this 
book. The price has been placed at the cost of production, which 
is $3.00. It will be necessary to sell 600 copies to cover expenses. 
I want to appeal to you to get your order in for this book imme- 
diately, if you have not done so already. 

F. R. Kautz, Chairman 

For President Claris Adams, ex- '10 

For First Vice-President Charles Richard Yoke, '96 

For Second Vice-President Mrs. Frances Doan Streightoff, '07 

For Treasurer Stanley Sellick, '16 

For Secretary Katharine M. Graydon, '78 

On motion, the class of 1922 was voted into membership of the 
Association. For the class, Miss Katharine Belzer responded thus : 

Mr. Chairman, and Alumni Members : In behalf of the class of 
1922, I thank you for this invitation to membership in the Alumni 
Association of Butler College, and gratefully accept it. This is a 
meaningful occasion, this change from being a student of Butler 
College to an alumnus of Butler College. To students each part 
of the college work is a unit in itself, with no particular relation 
to any other part. We fail to realize that we are being moulded 
by it and that it is becoming a foundation for the rest of our lives 
to be built upon. But now, on the brink of Commencement, we 
begin to see four years as a whole, to appreciate what it has meant 

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to us in friendship, in the formation of ideals, in the appreciation 
and recognition of the worth-while things of life, and in the form- 
ing of mental and spiritual habits. For this we offer our heartfelt 
thanks to our faculty, whom we honor and love, who have made 
possible such a standard. 

We realize that in becoming alumni of this institution we are 
falling heir to a great responsibility, we are linking our lives with 
the hundreds who have gone ahead of us, and with the innumerable 
ones who will follow us. We are identified forever with this col- 
lege. Hers shall be our successes, hers our failures. We are 
students only four years — alumni, a lifetime. Butler is facing a 
new era. This is our chance to show our appreciation and to pay 
our debt of gratitude by living up to the ideals she has instilled 
in us, and to prove that her teachings are both powerful and 

It is often said that youth is the happiest time of one's life, 
and that one should enjoy while we may. But Browning's phi- 
losophy is more comforting: 

' ' The best is yet to be, 
The last of life for which the first is made. ' ' 

That, it seems to me, applies to us leaving the ranks of students to 
join the ranks of alumni. Instead of sorrowing at the parting, we 
may bear in memory that "the best is yet to be," that our college 
life is only the first — the years ahead of us are the last for which 
that first was made. 

Mrs. Tade Hartsuff Kuhns, '82, espied in the audience, was 
asked to speak. 

"It was suggested to me," Mrs. Kuhns said, "that I talk to 
you about the days when I was in Butler, but those days seem so 
long ago to me now — forty years ago. However, I have decided to 
say a few words about those early days, even though I am afraid 
I may get arrested for some of my escapades even yet. It has 
always been a wonder to me that I ever got safely back into Penn- 
sylvania. Even at one time things became so interesting that 

Alumni Reunion 147 

President Benton called me into his office and said to me, 'I know 
that you know something about everything that happens.' For- 
tunately, I did not happen to know about this particular thing. 
That was the time they put the president's carriage upon his 
chicken coop and carried away his gates. I was rather fortunate 
in not knowing this. It has been forty years since those early days 
— since the two hearts learned to beart as one in old Butler — 
since then the weary head of one has found rest. But the training 
I received in Butler forty years ago has prepared me for the 
experiences which have followed. 

"I have been in many escapades since then. In India, in 1904, I 
became very near being arrested for a German spy. It had just 
transpired that I had not been acquainted with the fact that it 
was necessary for me to secure a passport before venturing out 
into the country. I happened to be at a dinner party one time in 
India when the company was talking about the word, ransom. One 
of the divines at the table said that this reminded him of a story. 
He said that it used to be the custom when the directors of the 
school called to quiz the class in order to show how much they were 
learning. In this particular case the teacher asked the pupils the 
meaning of various words. When they came to the word, ran- 
som, she could get ro response from the class. At last a hand 
went up. 'What is it, Mary?' — for it was Mary Jones. 'Tom 
knows something. He is writing on his slate.' This is what Tom 
read from his slate : 

" 'Way out West in wild Racine 

A tom-cat sat on a sewing machine. 

As the wheels went round, the tom-cat did wail 

For it took nine stitches in that tom-cat's tail, 

And then he ran some.' 

"I would like to say a word of the problems that confront us in 
the days we are passing through. The class of '82 had problems 
to meet. We had our meetings of student councils to settle prob- 
lems, and I suspect there have been many since that. The problems 
that are coming in the present age will have to be settled by the 

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class of 1922. These questions seem very difficult until we think 
how the world has changed since the graduation of the class of '82. 
I can remember that Indianapolis was far away and we were out 
here in the wilderness by ourselves. Now just think how quickly 
you can get out here. If this is true in a smaller sense, it is doubly 
true in a larger one. Steamships, aeroplanes, and now the radio 
have linked up the different parts of the world. The nations must 
get together. But these are problems for the class of '22 to solve, 
and since we know that they have been to Butler, we feel confident 
they can settle their problems just right. ' ' 

Two pictures were presented to the College, that of the class of 
1904, by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Elstun, in memory of their son, 
Jason, who graduated as its president and who died June 20, 1907, 
whose loved picture it had been ; and that of the class of 1878, by 
Katharine M. Graydon. Both pictures are now hanging on the 
south wall, second floor of the Main Building, the one near Miss 
Merrill's door, the other near that of Professor Thrasher. 

The remaining numbers of the program were arranged by the 
celebrating classes. 


The class of 1917 came with the good old spirit to its first regular 
reunion, celebrating the fifth anniversary of its graduation. About 

twenty were present at the alumni supper and could not be lost 
sight of as they wore festive blue and white caps made for the 
occasion bearing the numerals "17." 

A passing show entitled, ' ' In the Gallery of Memory, " or " But- 
ler Goes to Chapel," was presented by the members of the class 
as their part of the -evening's performance. Butler Chapel scenes 
from the years of 1887, 1912, 1917, 1922 and 1957 were given. 
Costumes appropriate to each year were worn by the students 
attending chapel and outstanding events of the several years were 
brought out either by the President's announcements or by other 
speakers. The members of the '17 class surely proved their ability 
as actors when they could be the demure and dignified ladies of 

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the 1887 one minute, and the "flappers" of the present or even of 
the future, the next. 


The class of 1912 was to have been next on the program, repre- 
sented with a speech by Captain Wood Unger of Frankfort, Indi- 
ana. It was a disappointment to receive from him at a late hour a 
message stating his inability to be present and sending his hearty 
greeting to all alumni in session. 


The shadow on the dial turned back thirty-five degrees and 
pointed to the Literary Society in its palmy days when the class of 
'87 presented the Calithumpian Inaugural. The class, with a few 
invited friends, came on to the platform in couples, beaux and 
belles, regardless of present family connections. Mr. Kautz, as 
temporary chairman, introduced Mr. Conner, the incoming presi- 
dent, who delivered himself of an inaugural address befitting the 
occasion. He announced that he would "stand flat-footed on the 
constitution underlying the superstructure of the Society," and 
that "any man attending the Society who failed to escort hither 
one of the fair sex should be excommunicated and have his hair 
cut free of charge ; and that any girl who failed to say YES to the 
proposition of being escorted should be never allowed to say YES 
again in her whole lonely life." 

Mr. Shoemaker, acting as secretary, called upon himself first and 
declaimed "The Lost Pantaloons." He poured into his effort all 
the pathos and pent-up emotion of one whose best nether garments 
are never again to be seen. 

Miss Graydon read a be-ribboned essay on "Success," and she 
succeeded in making "the boys" wish for the long ago when suc- 
cess seemed sometimes in reach. 

A debate was next on the program. "Resolved, That the hole 
in the doughnut should be eliminated ; ' ' affirmative. Mr. Omar 
Wilson; negative, Mr. Emmett Grans. Both were fined for non- 
attendance, but a hundred-word telegram on the affirmative saved 
Mr. Wilson half of the fourteen cents imposed by the president. 

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"Ad Astra Per Aspera" was the title of Mr. Kautz's declama- 
tion and his years of training as an actor never appeared to better 
advantage. He reached the stars with very little difficulty. 

Mr. Dailey orated on ' ' The Glory and Splendor of the American 
Flag. ' ' Those who recognized just what he said agreed that Cicero 
and Webster and Lincoln and Shakespeare never said anything 
finer. He was given credit for originality when he said, "The 
star-spangled banner and the American eagle and the white- 
winged dove of peace and the democratic rooster, hand in hand, 
all flap athwart the sky. ' ' 

These literary performances were followed by a grand chorus 
of all present, rendering "Bring Back My Bonnie to Me,' r 
"Bingo," and "Good Night, Ladies" with all the fervor and high 
spirit of ' ' the golden, olden glory of the days gone by. ' ' 

With the singing of "In the Gallery of Memories," the meeting 

Commencement Day 

Commencement morning, Monday, June 12, shone as fair and as 
sweet as a June day in Irvington ever shines. At 10 o'clock, an 
unusually long procession filed from the library down the shady 
avenue to the new gymnasium, where it was ushered in to the 
strains of the Butler College orchestra. At the close of the address 
given elsewhere, the president of the College conferred the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts upon the seventy-five graduating students : 

Virginia Barney *Dudley Campbell 

Margaret Barrett Edward Donald Campbell 

Neil Himrod Baxter Emil Vaughn Cassady 

Katharine Belzer Charlotte Marion Comstock 

Blanche Brown Helen Cramer 

Gladys Mildred Bruce Maria Mathilda Daugherty 

Commencement Day 


Edgar Foltz Diederich 

Kathleen Dugdale 

Thelburn LaRoy Engle 

Paul Willard Finney 

Adelaide Clare Gastineau 

George Dorsey Goodnight 

William Warren Grafton 
*Eva Green 

Hazel Harker 

Laurence Faulkner Hawkins 

Mary Belle Haynes 

Mabel Marie Henninger 

Henrietta Louise Herod 

Dorothy Ellen Hiatt 

Goldie Billman Hill 

Herbert Ralston Hill 

Lyman Hoover 
*Rex DeVern Hopper 

Mary Elizabeth Howard 

Leda Mae Hughes 

Edna Mary Hunt 

Sarah Jane Hunter 

Frela May Jones 

Rowland Huntington Jones 

John Suzunosuke Kato 

John Iden Kautz 

Josephine Thornley Lapham 

Ward LaRue 

Richard Edward Lentz 

Josephine Amelia LeAvis 

Mary Sue McDonald 

Helen-Belle McLean 

Helen Anna McPheeters 
Helen Beatrice Manifold 
Julia Elsa Miller 

*Ralph Carleton Minton 
Virginia Moorhead 

*Frank Vernon Osborn 
Agnes Julia Padou 
Lillian Margaret Painter 
Charles Roscoe Parks 
Elmer Curry Payne 
Spaulding Cecille Pritchett 
Ralph Herbert Ransburg 

*Anna Ruth Reade 
Mildred Ann Riley 

*Aimee Lois Robinson 
Marion Virginia Saylor 
Dorothy Gwendolyne Smith 
Percy Doyle Snipes 
Whitney Rau Spiegel 
Philip Spong 
Allan Ross Stacy 
Florence Mildred Stanley 
Margaret Sylveen Storch 
Basil Gregg Stultz 
Goldie Cleo Thompson 
John Henry Walker 
Marion Deer Webb 
Eugene Mark Weesner 
Mercy Delora Wolfolk 
Marjorie Carlotta Wrentmore 

*Charles Brenner Wvlie 

*These students have not completed all the requirements for graduation. 
They expect to complete their work during the Summer Session. The degree 
and diploma will be awarded when the requirements are met. provided this 
is done before the opening of the Fall Semester. 

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On October 12, 1921, the degree of Bachelor of Arts was con- 
ferred upon the following: 

Libbie Abson John Orus Malott 

Gilbert Hector Fuller Wyatt Chauncy Strickler 

Chalmers Leavitt McGaughey 

In conferring the degrees, Dr. Aley said: 

Your four years in Butler have covered a period unique in the 
world's history. The Armistice, the Peace Parley, and various 
International Conventions have attempted to bring order out of 
chaos, and peace and confidence to a distracted and torn people. 
Much remains to be done. Our own beloved America has not 
escaped from the effects of the changing world order. The Amer- 
ica of today is different from the America of your Freshman year. 

James Russell Lowell once said, "New times demand new 
measures and new men. ' ' You are confronted with new times that 
surely demand new measures. Your Alma Mater expects you to be 
the new men and the new women, able, willing and anxious to lead 
your country out of her present difficulties and help her to lay 
permanent foundations of peace and prosperity. 

As college men and women, you have had unique opportunity to 
understand and appreciate America. You know her history and 
traditions. You know the splendid service she has rendered to the 
world by showing the possibilities of free government. You are 
familiar, also, with the problems that confront her. 

The war revealed an amount of illiteracy far in excess of what 
was believed to exist. Treason, sedition and lack of real allegiance 
are all too common. The spread of extreme socialistic and anar- 
chistic doctrines is alarming. The problems of the present are surely 
big enough to challenge all your powers. 

From your vantage point of knowledge and idealism you have 
unusual opportunity to do the Republic a great service, by form- 
ing correct public opinion and making the right sort of new Amer- 
ican. The future of the country is secure if the right sort of citi- 
zen becomes common. College men ancl women should unite in 

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making the new American, the citizen of tomorrow, who shall have 
at least these qualities: 

1. He should have the education that will acquaint him with 
the history and ideals of his country. That education should train 
him to think straight. It should result not only in the accumula- 
tion of knowledge but in that finer thing, the transformation of 
knowledge into wisdom. 

2. He should be open-minded, that is, he should be a continual 
learner, ready to change with changed conditions. He should be 
neither radical nor conservative. He should be enough of the 
former to advance with courage and enough of the latter to look 
backward for guidance. 

3. He should know the language of this Kepublie so that he can 
read it, write it, speak it, and think in it. This is necessary if the 
principles of our government are to be understood and if we are 
to have homogeneity among our people. 

4. He should be obedient to law. The main characteristic of 
Anglo-Saxon supremacy everywhere is found in the attitude 
toward law. Order and justice are essential to freedom. Liberty 
under law is the foundation of free government. 

5. He should be loyal to democracy. Free government cannot 
permanently endure unless those who are responsible for it have 
a greater loyalty to democracy itself than they have to party or 

6. He should be efficient. Perhaps no word is more over-used 
than this same word efficiency. Of course, efficiency must show 
itself in the work of the new American. I desire, however, to use 
it in a larger sense and say that the new American should be 
efficient in dependableness. 

7. He should have ideals. I mean he should have visions of 
things which may never be realized but which constantly lure him 
on. The German Nation had for two generations held before 
her people material things as an end. She refused to believe that 
nations would fight for the unseen, the immaterial, the spiritual. 
She lost. It is faith in the higher things, faith in God that gives 
courage and that wins. 

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You are going out into this new America full of hope. You 
know the lessons and the glories of the past. You will be, I am 
sure, busy in the duties of the present. The hard work of the day 
will be endured without complaint because of your visions of the 
future. That future depends in part upon you, the new man and 
the new woman. Your Alma Mater has faith that you will bear 
your full share in the development of the new American. 

The highest standing for Seniors who have made as many as 
ninety semester hours in Butler College was announced to be that 
of Agnes Julia Padou, Helen Cramer, Laurence Faulkner Hawkins. 

The Senior Scholarship for 1922-1923 was awarded to Earl 
Rucker Beckner. President Aley closed the program thus : 

We regard ourselves as fortunate, as an institution, in having 
secured, during the year just closing today, a charter for a chapter 
of the Phi Kappa Phi Society. Membership in this society is won 
by the quality of work done by the students. Under the constitu- 
tion of the National organization, not more than the upper one- 
fourth of any one college class, in a college having a charter, are 
eligible to membership. 

I believe that this society will have a decided effect in promoting 
higher grade work among the students of Butler. 

I now have an announcement to make that I am sure will be 
appreciated very greatly by all of you. 

Within the last year there has been organized what is known 
as the Butler Foundation. The Butler Foundation Corporation, 
organized under the laws of the State, has, for its purpose, the 
holding of endowment funds for Butler College, and to doubly safe- 
guard all money that may come to Butler for endowment purposes. 
The charter and by-laws of this Foundation are such that once a 
dollar of endowment goes into the hands of the Foundation, it is 
there forever. The class that graduated a year ago gave a very 
considerable sum of money, which will go into the hands of this 
Butler Foundation. The class that is graduating today proposes, 

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and has pledged itself, as I understand, to put seven thousand 
dollars into the hands of the Butler Foundation. 

As you all know, Mr. J. W. Atherton is the Financial Secretary 
of the institution, and he has been working faithfully and earnestly, 
and against all kinds of odds that are now in the minds of the 
people, because of the financial depression of the country-, and I 
am very happy to announce that he placed in my hands, just as 
the procession was starting from the Library, this most heartening 
statement : ' ' The Alumni and friends of Butler College will be 
happy to hear that Mr. Arthur V. Brown, of the class of '85, now 
President of the Union Trust Company, and a friend and a loyal 
supporter of the college, has authorized the announcement to be 
made that he makes a gift of fifty thousand dollars to Butler 

Following the benediction pronounced by President Charles T. 
Paul, the class and their friends proceeded to the lawn of the 
Library where congratulations were offered and goodbyes said. 

Thtas ended a pleasant Commencement season. 

Class Gatherings 


The class of '87 celebrated its thirty-fifth anniversary. Only five 
members were present to enjoy the house-party Miss Jane Graydon 
had prepared. The clan met Saturday afternoon, and after renew- 
ing acquaintance — though never in these years has acquaintance 
lapsed — called upon President and Mrs. Aley, and ex-President and 
Mrs. Scot Butler. They then joined the other classes at the picnic 
supper on the campus and contributed later in the evening to the 
entertainment in the chapel. 

On Sunday morning, after breakfast at Miss Graydon 's home and 
attending the morning service at the Downey Avenue Church, the 

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members of the class and their wives, nine in all, returned to Miss 
Gray don's for dinner, after which letters were read from those 
who were not present and kindly expression was given of those 
who no longer live in our midst. The Baccalaureate Address was 
next attended, following which the class, their wives, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. U. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Lora C. Hoss of Kokomo, the Misses 
Katharine and Ellen Graydon, enjoyed a garden supper at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Kautz. 

This reunion was a most pleasant occasion of the class which, in 
the main, has held close to each other and to the College, for thirty- 
five years, made more so by the generous hospitality and character- 
istic spirit of Miss Graydon. 

Those present were Jane Graydon, B. F. Dailey, E. S. Conner, 
Arthur Shoemaker, F. R. Kautz. It was hoped that E. W. Gans 
of Hagerstown, Maryland; E. P. Wise, of Bethany, West Virginia; 
Omar Wilson, Paonia, Colorado, and Mrs. Sallie Thrasher Brown, 
of Grand Rapids, Michigan, would be present. Word was received, 
in addition to those named, from John A. Reller, L. A. Coble and 
Fred Wade. No word came from Miss Mahorney or Mr. McCallum. 

Those who have gone are Martha Murray, Grace Blou.t and 
Harry Toner. F. R. Kautz. 


The usual annual breakfast of this class was held in Ellenberger's 
Woods on Saturday, June 10. Those present to hold the unbroken 
record were : Miss Bessie Power, Miss Pearl Forsyth, Mrs. Daisy 
MacGowan Turner, Mrs. Florence Hosbrook Wallace and her two 
children, Andrew and Jane. 


The class of 1912 held its tenth reunion on the mezzanine floor 
of the Claypool Hotel on Saturday, June 10. It was most enjoy- 
able — this reunion of classmates, some of whom had not met for 
several years. After partaking of a delightful four-course lunch- 
eon, letters were read from many of the class who could not be 
with us, among them Mary Stilz Talbert, Lee Moffett, Gilbert Fern, 
Helen Reed Kiser and Clarence Reidenbach. 

Class Gatherings 157 

Dean Putnam, as guest of the class, told of the future Butler, of 
the Butler Foundation, and outlined a proposed program regard- 
ing site and endowment. A vote of thanks was extended Dr. Put- 
nam by way of appreciation for all he has done for Butler, espec- 
ially while he served as acting-president. 

A telegram was sent to Thomas Carr HoAve in the East, express- 
ing appreciation of his service to each of us while students at 

A letter of sympathy was sent to Adilda McCord in the loss of 
her sister, Mary, a member of the class. 

The class voted unanimously to hold a reunion annually on the 
Saturday noon previous to Commencement. 

The officers elected five years ago were retained: Frederick 
Sehortemeier, president, and Maude Martin Davis, secretary. 

The class of 1912 was not a large class — only twenty-eight in 
number — and after ten years is widely scattered. Two of our num- 
bers have been lost by death, Vida Ayres Lee and Mary McCord. 
Of the remaining twenty-six there were present: Mary Pavey, 
Melissa Seward Newlin, of Clinton, Iowa; Frederick Sehortemeier, 
Corinne Welling, Mattie Empson, of Brownstown; Dr. Chester A. 
Marsh, of NeAveastle ; Lora Bond Hughes, Irma Bachman, Maude 
Martin Davis. Maude Martin Davis, Secretary. 


On Sunday evening, following the Baccalaureate service, the class- 
met for supper at the home of Alice Brown on Beechwood avenue. 
The gracious hospitality of the Browui family made a most enjoy- 
able evening possible. A listener might have believed the guests 
still in college to have heard them sing the college songs — and heard 
the stories of the happy days gone over again with as much enthus- 
iasm as if they had happened yesterday. ' ' Remember the day we 

discussed the Bradstreet family in American Lit. " "That 

first clean-up day was surely a success. There has never been 
another like it." . . "Yes, just as he was singing — the alarm 
clocks — " and so it ran throughout the evening. Sickness and dis- 

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tance kept many of the class away. Letters were read from some 
of those absent. Two — Charles Good and Gail Barr — have died. 

It was indeed a glad occasion and the members of the class of 
'17 have pledged themselves to keep the spirit of those four happy 
years ever alive. 

There were present Earl McRoberts, Hazel Stanley, LeRoy 
Hanby, Mildred Dawson Tribble, Charlotte Bachman Carter, Helen 
Andrews Tafel, Virginia McCune, Edith Hendren, Mary Zoercher 
Carr, Margaret Moore Book, Juna Lutz, Mary Louise Rumpler 
Ragsdale, Elsie Felt Caldwell, Whitney Spiegel, Alice Brown, 
Myron Hughel, Frances Longshore, John Kautz, Florence Wilson 
and Urith Dailey. 

The class was proud to adopt into its membership John I. Kautz 
and Whitney R. Spiegel. 

The in-laws who attended were: Mr. Book, Mr. Carter, Mr. 
Tafel, Howard Caldwell, John Paul Ragsdale, Mrs. Hanby, Mrs. 
Kautz and Mrs. Spiegel. Urith C. Dailey. 

The War and the Class of '22 

One impressive feature of the Commencement program was the 
coming up of ex-service men for degrees. As Lieutenant John Men 
Kautz, of the class of '17, and Captain Whitney Rau Spiegel, '18. 
stepped upon the platform a thrill penetrated the audience. The 
uniform told the story. These boys had left College to enter serv- 
ice, Kautz before the United States had entered the conflict and 
Spiegel immediately upon our declaration of war. They had passed 
through the thickest of the horrors : John, in the motor transport 
corps, participating in the engagements of Cambrai, Somme defen- 
sive, Aisne, Oise-Aisne, Aisne-Marne, Somme offensive, Meuse- 
Argonne offensive, defensive Sector-Aisne, was discharged after 
twenty-four months' service overseas; Whitney, of the 104th Infan- 
try, entering Belleau Wood with five officers and one hundred 
forty-one men, had been relieved the only officer with forty-one 
men; he participated in the offensives of Saint Mihiel and of 

Eugene Mark Weesner was member of the class of '20, but owing 
to military service was delayed in receiving his degree. He had 
served in the Quartermaster Corps, 314th Butchery Co., A. E. F. ; 
had sailed overseas June 29, 1918, been stationed at Gievres, 
France, until May 30, 1919, and discharged in the United States 
July 3, 1919. 

Another soldier-student on the program will receive his degree 
at the close of the summer school. Corporal "Ralph Carleton Min- 
ton, of the class of '16, was in service from September, 1917, to 
June, 1919. Minton was assigned to Company D, 315th Ammuni- 
tion Train, A. E. F.. and participated in the Meuse-Argonne 

Other members of the class who served in the Butler College 
S. A. T. C. from October to December, 1918, were : Dudley Camp- 
bell, Edward Donald Campbell, George Dorsey Goodnight. Row- 
land Huntington Jones, Elmer Curry Payne. Ralph Herbert Rans- 
burg, Philip Spong. Basil Gregg Stultz, Charles Brenner Wylie. 


The College of Missions Program of Commencement 



9 :00 A. M. — On the Campus — Historical Missionary Pageant, ' ' The 
High Altar of Asia" — Episodes in the Christian Approach to 
Tibet. Mr. and Mrs. James Clarence Ogden, of Batang, 

10:30 A. M. — Under the Elms — Graduation Exercises — Academic 
Processional — Music — Commencement address by President 
W. Douglas Mackenzie, D. D., LL. D., of the Hartford Semin- 
ary Foundation, Hartford, Connecticut. Presentation of 
Diplomas and Certificates by President Charles T. Paul. 

3 :00 P. M. — On Graham Chapel lawn — Dedication Service — Grad- 
uates Formally Appointed to Foreign Mission Fields. Con- 
ducted by Officers and Executive Committee of the United 
Christian Missionary Society, St. Louis. 

4:30 P. M. — On Graham Chapel Lawn — Class Valedictory — Ivy 
Processional, Planting the Class Tree, Chain Ceremony, Class 
Presentation, Faculty Farewell, Severing the Ivy Circle — 
Benediction — Recessional. 

CLASS OF 1922 

The graduates and the countries to which they are assigned fol- 
low: Lora Arms (missionary on furlough. Friends Board), 
Jamaica; (Mrs.) Hazel Scott Baxter, B. A., South America; Neil 
Himrod Baxter, B. A., South America ; Leta May Brown, R. N., 
India; Margaret AVilma Conkright, R. N., Philippines; Ira Dorwin 
Crewdson, B. A., Japan; (Mrs.) Luella May Hill Crewdson, B. A., 
Japan; *\Villiam Ellsworth Davis, B. A., unassigned; Irene Fern 
Dodd, R. N., Mexico ; Ruth Ella Fish. B. A., South America ; (Mrs.) 
Irene Goucher Goulter, China ; Oswald John Goulter, B. A.. B. D., 

'Will pursue full medical course before appointment. 


Au Re voir. 161 

China; Howard Taylor Holroyd, B. A., South America; Jennie 
Maria Hoover (missionary on furlough, Friends Board), Jamaica; 
Abner Hiram Johnson, B. A., South America; (Mrs.) Olive Adam- 
son Johnson, B. A., South America; Lois Alberta Lehman, B. A., 
Japan; Hattie Poley Mitchell, B. A., Belgian Congo; (Mrs.) Emma 
Louise Hiteman Moody (missionary on furlough, U. C. M. S., diplo- 
ma, College of the Bible, Lexington, Ky.), India; Joseph Edgar 
Moody, B. A. (missionary on furlough, U. C. M. S.), India ; Bertha 
Frances Park, B. A., China; Consuelo Perez-Guerra, B. A., Porto 
Rico; Emma Reeder (missionary on furlough, Friends Board). 
Mexico; (Mrs.) Nell Simpson Sloan, B. A., India; David Luell 
Watts, B. A., Belgian Congo ; Tessie Fern Williams, R. N., Belgian 
Congo. ' 

Au Revoir to Professor and Mrs. McGavran 

Butler College feels a sincere loss in the departure of Professor 
and Mrs. John G. McGavran for their former field of labor in India . 
Their intellectual and spiritual strength, their energy and cheer 
and graeiousness have permeated the life not only of their neigh- 
borhood, but of the whole of Irvington — and, indeed, much farther. 
They leave America in July and expect to reach their destination in 
October. On June 7, they severed their professional connections 
Avith the College of Missions, where for nine years Professor McGav- 
ran occupied the Chair of Comparative Religion and Indian Lan- 
guages, with Mrs. McGavran assisting him. 

President Charles T. Paul has written : ' ' Going back to India is 
but following the gleam, turning homeward to the land of their 
first devotion. 'The lure of the East' has conquered once again. 

"Eighteen years Professor McGavran has already given to India. 
He went out under the Foreign Christian Missionary Society in 
1892, and worked at important stations in the Central Provinces, 
at Harda, Bilaspur, Kawarda and Damoh. At the last named 
station and its environs he did monumental service as joint mis- 

162 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

sionary and government relief officer in the great famines which 
raged between 1895 and 1902. His experience was varied and 
extensive, as evangelist, educator, editor, administrator, architect, 
orphanage superintendent and language examiner, by all of which 
his versatility and competence were established. Mrs. McGavran, 
to whom he was married in 1895, was formerly Miss Helen Ander- 
son, the daughter of an English Baptist missionary. She first went 
to India with her parents at the age of two years, and spent her 
young life there, except her college years in England. She speaks 
Hindi with the accent and fluency of a native. 

''In 1910, Mr. and Mrs. McGavran came to America to educate 
their children. At the College of Missions, where they have assist- 
ed in the preparation of candidates for many fields, they have 
realized continuity in their missionary service, particularly in the 
large groups who have gone out from their classes to India itself. 

' ' Through his scholarly work at the College of Missions in Hindi 
and Urdu, and in the non-Christian religions, Professor McGavran 
has won wide recognition in America and Asia, as a missionary 
educator and an authority on India. But the outstanding impres- 
sion which he and Mrs. McGavran have left upon all who know 
them is that they are true missionaries of the life and love of Jesus 
Christ — turning their faces to the land of their hearts' desire." 

Their two oldest children, Grace and Donald, have graduated 
from Butler College, Edward is at present a member of the Junior 
class. Joyce, the youngest, will accompany her parents. 

The Quarterly thus expresses its appreciation of Professor and 
Mrs. McGavran, its selfish regret at their withdrawal from Irving- 
ton, its best wishes in all their ways, and its au revoir. 



Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Subscription price, two dollars per year. 

Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indian- 
apolis, Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

Officers of the Alumni Association — President, Claris Adams, '10; First Vice- 
President. Charles Richard Yoke, '96; Second Vice-President, Mrs. 
Frances Doan Streightoff, '07; Treasurer, Stanley Sellick, '16. 

Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumnal Quarterly — Katharine M. 
Graydon, '78. 

Arthur Voorhees Brown 

Fifty thousand dollars, the first large contribution to the Butler 
Foundation, given by Mr. Arthur V. Brown, was announced at the 
Commencement exercises. 

Mr. Brown graduated from Butler College with the class of 1885. 
He studied law for three years thereafter in the office of the Har- 
rison, Miller & Elam firm, and engaged actively in the legal pro- 
fession until a few years ago. He has had large real estate inter- 
ests in connection with his law business and in them has been suc- 
cessful. In 1915, Mr. Brown was elected vice-president of the 
Union Trust Company of Indianapolis, and in 1916, upon retire- 
ment of Mr. John H. Holliday, he was elected president of this 
company and has so continued to this date. 

In relation to this gift, Mr. Brown said: "I am very glad to 
make this gift to Butler College, for to it I owe my education and 
my start in life. In making this donation, I hope that others may 
follow, and that very soon in the future we may see the further 
development of a great Butler University. Butler has meant 
much to me, and it is an institution worthy of Indianapolis." 

Such loyalty and gratitude have made deep impression upon our 
college folk and in the name of the Alumni Association of Butler 
College the Quarterly wishes to express its full appreciation. 

On June 29, at the meeting of the Board of Directors, Mr. Brown 
Avas elected member of the Board. 


The Butler Foundation 

The Butler College Board of Directors, in order to safeguard 
the new Endowment Funds of the College from any possible trouble 
that might arise because of the old stock corporation, which was 
done away with by an act of the Legislature, 1900, decided, at the 
suggestion of the Rockefeller General Education Board, to organize 
in July, 1921, the Butler Foundation as a holding company for all 
Endowment Funds to be raised in the future. 

The Butler Foundation simply holds in its name the Endowment 
Funds, and shall turn over twice a year all net income to the Butler 
College Board, which relinquishes none of its rights in the manage- 
ment of the College. 

At the meeting of the Butler Foundation, June 10, 1922, the fol- 
lowing officers were elected : President, Mr. William G. Irwin ; 
vice-president, Judge James L. Clark; treasurer, Mr. Arthur V. 
Brown; secretary, Mr. J. W. Atherton. 

The Articles of Incorporation are as follows: 


The name of this corporation shall be BUTLER FOUNDATION, 
its principal office to be located in Marion County. Indiana. 


The purpose of this corporation is to receive, by gift, devise, 
bequest, or otherwise, any money or property, absolutely or in 
trust, to be held as an endowment fund for the use and benefit of 
Butler University; and to loan or invest and manage such money 
or property and pay over to said Butler University the net income 
from said money or property for the use of said Butler University, 
in the operation and conducting of said institution. The title to 
the principal of said funds, money or property shall be and remain 
in this corporation, and the net income from such funds, money 
or property shall be paid over, by order of the Board of Directors 
of this corporation, to said Butler University, semi-annually, or at 
more frequent intervals if the Board of Directors of this corpora- 


The Butler Foundation 16o 

tion shall so determine ; and the net income from such funds, money 
or property, when so paid over to said Butler University, shall 
become and be the absolute property of said institution. 


The Board of Directors of this corporation shall consist of fifteen 
members. The first Board of Directors shall be : Arthur V. 
Brown, of Indianapolis, Ind. ; AVilliam G. Irwin, of Columbus, Ind. ; 
Marshall T. Reeves, of Columbus, Inch ; James L. Clark, of Danville. 
Ind. ; Clarence L. Goodwin, of Greensburg, Pa., who shall serve for 
one year; and Albert M. Rosenthal, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Hugh 
Th. Miller, of Columbus, Ind. ; R. F. Davidson, of Indianapolis. 
Ind. ; Hilton U. Brown, of Indianapolis, Ind. ; Louis C. Huesmann, 
of Indianapolis, Ind., who shall serve for two years; and Emsley 
W. Johnson, of Indianapolis, Ind. ; Charles T. Whitsett, of Indian- 
apolis, Ind. ; Henry Jameson, of Indianapolis, Ind. ; W. H. Book, of 
Columbus, Ind. ; Albert G. Snider, of Indianapolis, Ind., who shall 
serve for three years. 

Thereafter five members shall be elected annually to serve for a 
period of three years. All members of said Board of Directors 
shall be elected by the members thereof, at such time and place as 
may be fixed by the by-laws of the corporation, not inconsistent 
with law and with the provisions of these Articles of Association. 


The seal of the corporation shall consist of a circular disk, with 
the name of the corporation and the word "Seal" inscribed thereon. 

* # # 

At the recent meeting of the Directors of the Butler Foundation. 
an amendment was passed, and later filed with the Secretary of 
State. The amendment is as follows : 

' ' The Board of Directors of this corporation shall be so selected 
as that at all times persons who are also members of the Butler 
University Board shall constitute the majority of this corpora- 
tion's Board of Directors and if, at any time, either bv death. 

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resignation or expiration of term of office, or in any other manner,, 
the number of the Butler University Board, who are likewise upon 
the Board of this incorporation, shall be reduced to less than a 
majority of this corporation's Board of Directors, such vacancy 
shall be filled from the Butler University Board, it being the pur- 
pose and intent of this provision that at all times the majority of 
the Board of Directors of this corporation shall likewise be mem- 
bers of the Butler University Board." 

Further information regarding the by-laws, plans, etc., of the 
Butler Foundation, can be had at Butler College or the City Office. 

John W. Atherton, '00, 
Secretary of Foundation. 


To meet the deficit in operating expenses of the College for 1920 
to 1923, an Emergency Fund of $125,000 has been raised through 
the City Office of Butler College. 

Contributions to this fund have been made by many Indianapolis 
business men, the General Board of Education, the Christian 
churches of Indiana, and the Alumni and former students. 

List of Alumni and Former Students Who Have 

Contributed to the Butler College 

Emergency Fund 

Adams, Claris $250.00 

Allee, Mrs. Ruth H.___ 50.00 

Allerdice, Ruth 50.00 

Armstrong, Robert D._ 25.00 

Atherton, J. W 200.00 

Badger, Kenneth R.___ 25.00 

Brewer, Miss Jane A._ 20.00 

Brown, Arthur V 2,000.00 

Brown, Frank T 50.00 

Brown, Hilton U 200.00 

Bull, Robert A 500.00 

Burkhart, Rev. Hally C. 10.00 

Burns, Lee 100.00 

Butler, John S 25.00 

Caldwell, Howard C.__ 50.00 

Clifford, P. H 100.00 

Cline, Leo K 50.00 

Curtis, James B 100.00 

Daniels, Rev. Elvin___ 10.00 

Darrach, E. H 500.00 

Davidson, R. F 250.00 

Davis, Mr. & Mrs. C. B. 100.00 

Davis, Lawrence B 25.00 

Davis, Miss Vangie 25.00 

Edgeworth, Mrs. Mary 

C. 15.00 

English, Senator Wm. 

E. 500.00 

Forsyth, Miss Pearl B. 30.00 

Fuller, J. S. H 50.00 

Goodwin, Clarence ___ 500.00 

Gray don, Miss Jane __ 50.00 

Hadley, Kleber W 25.00 

Hay, Miss Flora N 10.00 

Holliday, John H 500.00 

Hoss, L. C 500.00 

Howe, Thomas Carr __ 500.00 

Hughel, Myron M 50.00 

Hunt, Cleo L 200.00 

Hunt, Irene B 50.00 

Irwin, William G 13,000.00 

Jameson, Alex 50.00 

Jameson. Dr. Henry__ 100.00 

Johnson. Emsley W.„ 500.00 

Judah, John M 100.00 

Kahn. Henry 1.000.00 

Kautz. J. A 500.00 

Keach. Benjamin 25.00 



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Kealing, Joseph B 100.00 

Kelly, Dr. W. F 100.00 

Kingsbury, Howard __ 100.00 

Kingsbury, Dr. John K. 100.00 

Lauter, Alfred 500.00 

Lee, Rev. Charles 0.__ 25.00 

Lewis, B. W 25.00 

Lilly, James W 500.00 

MeElroy, Charles F.__ 50.00 

McTurnan, Clair 25.00 

Mallon, U. C 100.00 

Mehring, Orval E.___ 100.00 

Miller, Hugh Th 300.00 

Miller, Ivy L 100.00 

Moore, Rev. A. H 50.00 

Morgan, Jos. W. R.__ 200.00 

Mullane, Jos. W 50.00 

Murray, James L 50.00 

Nethereut. Mrs. Ruth 

Habbe 25.00 

Philputt, Rev. Allan B. 100.00 

Powers, Miss Bessie 53.00 

Reidenbach. Rev. Clar- 
ence 25.00 

Russell. George W.___ 100.00 

Schell, Henry S. & 

Romaine B. 50.00 

Sehofield, Everett M._ 100.00 

Scott, Ross R 50.00 

Sellers. Rev. Luther E. 50.00 

Shearer, Jesse A 100.00 

Shover. Miss Esther 

Fay 7.50 

Smith, Rev. Milo J.___ 50.00 

Smith, Rev. Roscoe C. 50.00 

Smith, W. C 250.00 

Smith, Walter E 500.00 

Snider, Albert G 1,500.00 

Southwick, Miss Mary 

K. 250.00 

Sweeney, Rev. Z. T.__ 300.00 
Sweetman, Miss Verna 

B. 5.00 

Tharp, Harold B 25.00 

Thompson, E. E 800.00 

Trusty, Rev. Clay 50.00 

Wallace, Lew 50.00 

Whitsett, Charles 220.00 

Wilson, Omar 50.00 

Wise, Rev. E. P 20.00 

Walton, Shirlev 50.00 

Athletics Past — Present — Future 

The foundation has been set in the past two memorable years. 
Butler men have won honors, state and national. Our proud records 
of victories speak for themselves. 

The "B" men's association rewarded 29 men in the 1920- '21 
season with the varsity letter, while 53 letters were given to 37 
individuals this past year, 19 in football, 14 in baseball, 10 in track 
and field, and 10 in basketball. Fifty others received the secondary 

Numbers in material mean something ; but quality only will carry 
on our reputation on the track, court, field and diamond. They say 
it is harder to uphold a reputation than to attain one. Today 
the Hoosier cornfield of Indianapolis has been changed to Irwin 
Athletic Field. Students, alumni, and friends of the College are 
enjoying clean-cut sport of A grade. 

We enjoy competition with the best from most every state. Our 
teams have outgrown their environment. We have progressed, 
gone up a peg. We have entered a bigger field. We need room 
to expand, our guests must be entertained in a royal manner along 
with their friendly defeats. 

The next five years must be a period of construction. The city 
and state demand of us greater things. Our teams have given us 
the boom, our students, alumni and friends are awakened to our 
many needs. Let's go to the top. We must honor our team and 
their guests with a real athletic plant, a credit to our school, city, 
and state, and a benefit to the community in the coming genera- 
tion. Now is the time ! H. 0. Page. 


The Baseball Season 

The second year of the new athletic era saw our national game 
rise to the top of state recognition on the Butler diamond. No team 
boasts a prouder record than our bulldogs. The coaches developed 
a fine squad of ball players and with a good nucleus of underclass- 
men the future has much in store for our ball tossers and bat 

Foremost in the victory column comes our three Big Ten Con- 
ference victories. Purdue was sent home with a 4-to-3 defeat ; 
while Ohio State went down, 4 to 2, and the game at Chicago was 
a masterpiece. Butler cleaned up, 12 to 0. DePauw was over- 
burdened with two defeats caused by the hitting wood of the 
Bulldogs, when 7-to-0 and 8-to-l scores were made. Franklin, 
Wabash, Earlham and Rose Poly were set down along with others. 

The opening game of the season was an honorable defeat at the 
hands of the American Association Indians at Washington Park, 
when our pitcher, Jake Staton. had the leaguers shut out till the 
seventh. The final count was 1 to 4. The climax of the season 
came on Irwin Field in the last game when the Wabash (cave men) 
were squelched for another year with 20 solid hits which are ring- 
ing yet. Goldsberry and Company were gloriously subdued, 11 to 6. 

The personnel of the squad was well balanced. Two Seniors are 
lost by graduation of Ex-Capt. R. H. Jones, a clean-up hitter and 
sure outfielder, and Ed Diederich, utility infielder for the past two 
years. The battery work was ably handled by Jake Staton and 
Al Slaughter, being caught by Fuzz Hungate and D. Milburn. 
Capt. Heinie Goett, a natural outfielder, was "pressed into service 
on the infield, and his most brilliant work was done in engineering 
double plays with Al Screes at second base. Bob Blessing played 
hangup ball at the hot corner, while P. E. Brown and Dizzy Jones 
alternated at the initial sack. In the outfield, Butler had real 
strength in Capt.-e^ct Wally Middlesworth in center field, a fine 
hitter, base runner and outer gardener. John Leslie and Bob 
Keach took care of the sun field, while "Mother" Jones was the 
steady right fielder. The scrubs were ably assisted by Schwomeyer, 
Hooker, Caraway, Griggs, Fields, and others. 


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Since hits win games, the batting averages speak for themselves. 
The team could hit, and the base running was good. The defense 
was steady in fielding and superb in pitching, while aggressive 
determination and a fine team spirit was the big gun. The students, 
alumni and city friends backed our men in true college style, and 
all enjoyed a fine season. The future slogan is "Butler, the Uni- 
versity of Indianapolis, to the Orient in the near future." 

Game scores — Won 12, lost 6, major games; won 4, lost 1, minor 

Batting averages — Slaughter, Staton, Middlesworth, Blessing. 

Fourteen men awarded the varsity letter in baseball : Hungate. 
c ; Milburn, c ; Staton, p ; Slaughter, p ; Brown, 1st ; Jones, 1st : 
Screes, 2nd; Blessing, 3rd; Diederich, utility; Goett, ss; Middles- 
worth, cf ; R. H. Jones, rf ; J. Leslie, R. Keach, If. 

Coaches — Capt. Goett, Capt.-elect Middlesworth. 

Track and Field Athletics, Spring, 1922 

The latest sport to be developed on Irwin Field has been brought 
to the front by the cinder path artists. Since the athletic director 
has prescribed sport for every one, a number of unknowns have 
sprung into the limelight. A year ago Capt. Paul Draper paved 
the way by bringing honors to Indianapolis by his spiked shoe 
activity. Our lot then was a few well earned points with silver 
and bronze medal awards. Twenty-five points in the I. C. A. L. 
was our share ; but with greater numbers, the blue and white landed 
next to Earlham, the champions, with 39 points, while Franklin 
and the others were completely routed this past year. Gold medals 
were being won along with first places and records. 

The season's climax came at Lafayette in the state champion- 
ships, when Butler scored 17 points against Notre Dame. Purdue 
and the best. The finest performance of the day was that made 
by our cross country captain, Rilus Doolittle, when he hung up a 
new state record in the two-mile run, of 9 minutes 45 seconds. This 

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performance in defeating Furnas, Daltan and others, will probably 
stand for years as a fine record. Hal Griggs did well in the shotput 
and hurdles, while Nig Woods was only beaten by the Olympic 
champion jumper. Capt, Mercer and Stewart were other point 
getters, along with our mile relay team, which won honors next to 
Notre Dame and thereby got the silver medals in defeating Earl- 
ham, Wabash and others. Our relay men were Scott Ham, Carl 
Huber, Hal Griggs, and H. Caraway. 

Two upperclassmen carried on the season's work at the Big Ten 
Conference meet at Iowa City, when the best in the middle west 
competed. R. Doolittle and G. Woods kept Butler on the map with 
their points. Doolittle 's 9:30 in the two-mile, where all records 
were broken, was hailed as a fine performance by the Butler young- 
ster. His Senior year should be a banner one. Capt. -elect Woods 
consistently jumped 6 feet. Other trips taken were to the Drake 
relays at Des Moines and the National Collegiates at the University 
of Chicago, where our men won glory. Again Doolittle and Woods 
placed above many of the big schools of the country. 

Ten varsity letters were awarded to the track men for their con- 
scientious work throughout the season. The future has much in 
store, for these men should make a fine nucleus along with the 
large number of men in school with ability. Those expected to be 
heard from next year along with our letter men are Tom Brown, 
Cady, Sparks, Moor, Leslie, Colway, Hall, Rotroff, Melllvaine, 
Harmeson, 'Daniels, Hay, Stewart, Reynolds, and others. 

Pictures Team (1) 

Draper, Capt. 1921— Quarter-Half. 

Doolittle, State Champion — Record holder. 

Woods, I. C. A. L. Champion and record holder; Capt.-elect 1923. 

Mercer, Capt. 1922— Quarter and half. 

Football Schedule, 1922, Butler University of 

Sept. 23 — Wilmington College, Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Sept. 30 — Franklin College, Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Oct. 7 — Chicago "Y," Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Oct. 14 — University of Illinois, Urbana, 111. 
Oct, 21— Earlham College, Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Oct. 28 — Wabash College, Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Nov. 4 — Rose Polytechnic, Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Nov. 11 — DePauw University, Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Nov. 18 — Notre Dame University, Irwin Field, Indianapolis. 
Nov. 25— Bethany College, Wheeling, W. Va. 




Saturday, Oct. 21, 1922 

5000 Will be Out — Make It a Gala Day — Save the Date! 


Butler Publication— The Drift 

The Drift of 1922, issued by the Junior Class, is a very credit- 
able publication, and congratulations are due the editor, Wendell 
Brown, and his staff. Especially to be noted are the college and 
campus pictures — themselves worth the price of the book — than 
which none more beautiful have ever appeared. 

The volume is dedicated to Katharine Merrill Graydon, thus: 

"It is with an appreciation born of love that we, the class of 
Butler, '23, dedicate this, our year book, to the one who in our 
years has been the living heart of our Alma Mater — from whom 
very many of our hopes, ideals and ambitions for Butler have been 
bred, nourished and kept alive. 

"With gratitude shall we try to live, justifying the glorious 
faith of Katharine Merrill Graydon in Butler College and in our 
own youth." 

The Foreword gives expression to the purpose of the class in 
this effort : "That the pleasant happenings of its Junior year may 
be preserved, that the many sides of serio-comic academic life may 
be portrayed, that the fine athletic record made under direction 
of Mr. H. 0. Page may remain, that the recognition of the faculty 
for scholarly attainment and unselfish labor may be expressed, 
that the appreciation of the hew president, Dr. Robert Judson 
Aley, Ph. D., LL. D., may find utterance, that the pleasure and 
hope and faith in the great outlook of the college may be furthered, 
the class of 1923 offers to the members of the large Butler College 
family this Drift of 1922. If it serve for remembrance and for 
anticipation, this record of a happy year will have fulfilled its 
purpose. ' ' 

Then follow brief write-ups with abundant illustrations — the 
classes, athletics, journalism, religious activities, fraternities, dra- 
matics, debate, organizations, law, humor, and advertisements. 

The book is of especial pleasure to the student who pores over it 
with continued delight ; but it has a real historical value to the 
College, catching well the spirit of the year from the youthful point 
of view, and preserving pictures which otherwise might not be held 
in existence. For a book of its character it is sufc-cssfully done. 


Phi Kappa Phi 175 

showing good taste and decided ability. Perhaps not the least 
praiseworthy feature of the publication is that the management has 
brought it through without debt. 

Phi Kappa Phi 

Butler College has received the honor of being granted a chapter 
of the honorary scholarship society of Phi Kappa Phi — a younger 
Phi Beta Kappa. The installation occurred in the chapel on the 
afternoon of April 20. The officers in charge were Dr. L. H. 
Pammel of Iowa City, Secretary General of the Society; Dr. Aley, 
former President General of the Society. 

The charter members consisted of the twenty-six members of the 
faculty of professorial rank and seventeen students, or 25 per cent 
of the Senior class standing highest in scholarship. In the evening 
these charter members gave a dinner at the Claypool Hotel in honor 
of the installing officers. Professor H. L. Bruner presided. Toasts 
were responded to by Dean Putnam, Miss Graydon, Miss Agnes J. 
Padou, Professor E. Jordan, Mr. Charles R. Parks and Dr. L. H. 

The officers of the society are : Professor Henry L. Bruner, 
president; Professor E. N. Johnson, vice-president ; Professor Anna 
F. Weaver, secretary ; Professor Henry M. Gelston, treasurer ; Pro- 
fessor Wilmer C. Harris, sergeant-at-arms. 

The charter members of the Faculty are President Aley and 
Professors Baumgartner, Bruner, Butler, Gelston, Graydon. Hall. 
Harris, Harrison, Jensen, Johnson, Jordan, Morro, Putnam. Ratti. 
Richardson, Shadinger, Tallcott, Weaver; and assistant, professors 
Bidwell, Cavan, Cotton, Friesner, Kinchen, Welling, Wesenberg. 
Woodruff. The charter members of the class of '22 are Neil H. 
Baxter, Katharine Belzer, Emil Cassady, Helen Cramer, Kathleen 
Dugdale, Thelburn Engle, Warren Grafton, Hazel Harker. Lau- 
rence HaAvkins, Lyman Hoover, Rex Hopper, Helen McPheeters. 
Julia Miller, Virginia Moorhead, Agnes Padou. Charles R. Parks. 
John H. Walker, Mary Sue McDonald. 

Class of '97 

It was with exceeding regret that word was received from the 
class of '97 of inability to celebrate its 25th anniversary — an event 
anticipated beyond the confines of the class. A letter received 
from Robert A. Bull, president of the class, is explanatory : 

I am extremely sorry to have to inform you that the early date 
set this year by the college authorities for Alumni Day works great- 
ly to the disadvantage of our class. Inquiry has developed the fact 
that a great majority of those members of the class who do not 
reside in Indianapolis will be unable to be at Butler on June 10th. 
* * * # # 

I would probably be on hand in any case myself irrespective of 
the 25th anniversary, but for the fact that I must be in New York 
state attending a very important business conference at that time. 
In fact, I will be away from home all that week. 


I wish the college authorities who regulate the matter could see 
their way clear to the selection of a little later period for com- 
mencement time and alumni day and thereby make it more prac- 
ticable for persons living at a distance to reach Butler. Those who 
teach in other schools — and there are several such in the class of 
'97 — find it out of the question to attend alumni reunions at Butler 
during the first half of June. There are other considerations which 
make it difficult for many people to leave home before the last 
week in June. 

There are several of us who have been looking forward with a 
great deal of pleasure to the time when we might gather for our 
"Silver Wedding." It is a keen disappointment that we cannot 
carry out these plans. I hope you will be good enough to make this 
plain to those who will be present on alumni day, and that you will 
assure them of no lack of interest in the college on the part of the 
members of the class of '97. 

The spirit of the class of '97 may be seen from some expressions 
sent by the class secretary, Mabel H. Tibbott : 


Class of '97 1 i 7 

Mr. J. C. Burkhardt, Crawfordsville, Ind.: "Nothing will keep 
me away from a reunion except ill health. I haven't been very 
well of late." 

Mrs. Lulu Brevoort Baker, Columbus, Ind. : "I certainly will 
come to the class reunion, and I hope most of the class can come. 

Mrs. Edna Wallace Cathcart, Palo Alto, Cal. : "I had planned 
to attend the 25th reunion of good old '97, because our entire 
family is coming to Chicago in June. You can imagine my very 
great disappointment, therefore, to have the day for the reunion 
fall so early in June that it does not permit of my coming. Mr. 
Cathcart has to be in Chicago by June 20th to begin teaching in 
the University of Chicago Law School. I can 't tell you how much 
I regret this discrepancy of date. No doubt the Trustees would 
change the entire schedule if they knew how I crave to see old '97 
and other friends, but I shan't subject them to the inconvenience." 

Carrie Howe Cummings, Washington, D. C, regrets that she 
can't be there, then tells about her daughter, who is attending 
Radcliffe College — "Frances Ellen came home for Easter vacation. 
She is doing very splendidly in class work and all outside things 
and seems very happy. I hope you can make a fine reunion. 

Virgil Ging, Duluth, Minn. : ' ' How can I believe that 25 years 
have passed since graduating from Butler? But your arithmetic 
seems to be correct, and although we have grown a little older in 
years and perhaps in judgments, I trust that all of us are as youth- 
ful in heart as we were in the days of '97. I wish I could say yes 
to the reunion proposal, but I cannot. There has been but one year 
in many when I was free during Butler's Commencement season. 
How fine it would be, if after a quarter of a century we could get 
together again. I hope the rest of you can." 

George Knepper's wife, at Spokane, Wash., wrote the main part 
of their letter, telling why they could not come — an all-winter ill- 
ness of George's for which he was taking mud baths. But George 
added a characteristic line. "You remember well that my face 
always hurt. But as long as it was the other fellow I could stand 
it. When it began hurting me, that was a different matter. To 
look at me you would know I was a well-rftf man — what else could 

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you expect of a Butlerite? Believe me, I regret the necessity of 
my absence. If things were normal I 'd be there. Most of the folks 
I haven't seen for 20 years, but I love them all the same. I can 
think of no greater joy than a reunion of '97 and their children. 
You see I simply must get my twins in somehow — they are the big 
part of the Knepper show — so, Sara Jean, Butler, '40 ; Betty Lou, 
Butler, '43 ; Nancy Lee, Butler, '43 ; Grace Darling, Michigan, '16 ; 
Geo. Washington, Butler, '97, salute you!" 

From Nettie Sweeney Miller, Columbus, Ind. : "It is good to 
know that you and Robert Bull are as energetic and enthusiastic as 
ever. I am surely counting on attending the class reunion and 
will be there unless forcibly prevented." 

Thos. R. Shipp, Washington, D. C. : "Lord knows I want to be 
'to the party' June 10th. If there is any way of saying that I 
will, without absolutely promising to be, you can put that kind of 
mark after my name. Bob's letter at this season brings back very 
vividly old '97 days — the parties, the class fights and how much 
Prexy Butler loved us. I shall be disappointed sadly if I find I 
am unable to get away from the East." 

Moddie and Percy Williams, Toledo. Ohio : After regretting her 
inability to attend, because of a trip to Europe and the Orient, 
and Percy's inability because Kenneth was graduating from high 
school, Moddie tells about some of her activities: "I am so busy 
all the time, having been engaged at the Museum of Art much of 
the time since Christmas. With State Art work, Chairman of Civic 
Art, my home, and business as expert judge, called out any hour, 
I am too busy for my own welfare. ' ' 

Three of the Indianapolis residents answered — Ethel Curryer, 
Emma Stradling and Sam McGaughey. They all said they would 
be present. John Lister, at Miami, Ohio, was to be dean of the 
summer school, so he wrote he could not get off. 

These things may not be of general interest, but I am sure that 
other members of the class will be glad to have a word of the 
other members. 

Butler Journalism 

A relic of Butler College journalism has been presented to the 
College Library by two members of the class of '87 — John A. Reller 
and B. F. Dailey— in the file of the first issues of the THE BUT- 
LER STUDENT. This is the earliest known publication put out 
by Butler students. It is a sheet of four pages reporting the 
news of Commencement week, dated June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 1882. 

The program is : 

Monday, June 12th, 8 p. m. — Pythonian Exhibition. 

Tuesday, June 13th, 8 p. m. — Philokurian Exhibition. 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2 p. m. — Class-Day Exercises. 

Wednesday, June 14th, 8 p. m. — Mathesian Exhibition. 

Thursday, June 15th, 2 p. m. — Alumni Reunion. 

Thursday, June 15th, 3 p. m. — Class Reunions. 

Thursday, June 15th, 8 p. m. — Undergraduates Address, Hon. J. 
V. Hadley, Danville, Ind. 

Friday, June 16th, 10 a. m. — Commencement Day Exercises of 
Graduating Class. 

This program is reported in full so far as the paper allows. 
Personal comment is made upon students of the day with marked 
editorial wit! 

The Commencement program (that was the era when the class 
furnished its own program, and the music was a genuine brass 
band) consisted of essays or orations upon the following subjects: 
"Political Comets," C. H. Everest; "The Influence of Art," Tade 
Hartsuff; "Eclipsed at Noon," May Shipp ; "Martin Luther." 
Lewis A. Pier; "The First Free Constitution and Its Source," B. 
L. McElroy ; ' ' Caste in American Life, ' ' M. J. Thompson. 

Tlie Student, put out in 1882 by an energetic, ingenious staff, 
consisting of C. H. Everest and M. D. Camp, editors-in-chief ; M. 0. 
Naramore, R. P. Haldeman and J. H. Everest, assistant editors, 
calls back the laugh of former days, and found in the Library will 
be of especial interest to its contemporaries. 


The Founders' Day Quarterly 

There are still to be had copies of the April issue of the Quar- 
terly. This number contains a full transcript of all that was said 
at the three sessions of the day — Founders' Day — on which the 
inauguration of Dr. Aley as president of Butler College was cele- 
brated. Historically, therefore, and educationally, it is a valuable 
number. Write to the alumni secretary, if you wish a copy. Price, 
twenty-five cents. 

Of the Quarterly President Charles T. Paul has recently said : 
' ' I regard the Butler Alumnal Quarterly as one of the foremost 
college journals of America. Its high literary quality and its com- 
prehensive treatment of college questions are salient features. It 
certainly merits the support of every Butler graduate. ' ' 

The Eev. Allan B. Philputt, pastor of the Central Christian 
Church, and a member of the Board of Directors, said: "I know 
of very few college publications equal and none that surpasses 
the Butler Alumnal Quarterly in editorial taste and dignity, in 
literary interest, and in mechanical get-up. The Founders' Day 
number just at hand is of mighty and superior merit in every 

Things to Observe 

I. The attendance of Butler College for the past year has 
totaled 1,365 students. 

II. The class of 1922, numbering 75 members, gave to the college 
the farewell gift of $7,000. 

III. You and your class secretary must be in communication. 

IV. Homecoming Day will occur October 21. on Irwin Field, 
and the Campus. Make plans to be present. 

V. The music of Baccalaureate Afternoon and Commencement 
Morning was furnished by the Butler College Orchestra, the Butler 
College Girls' C41ee Club, and the Butler College Double Quartet. 


Personal Mention 

Col. William Wallace, ex- '87, has retired from the United States 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Koehler have removed to South Bend 
for residence. 

Miss Bertha Thormyer, '92, and Miss Clara Thormyer, '06, are 
motoring through New England. 

Samuel H. Shank, '92, visited Irvington in June. Mr. Shank 
is living at present in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Donald A. McGavran, '20, received in June his degree of B. D. 
cum laude from the Yale School of Eeligion. 

Will D. Howe, '93, with Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 
is engaged in editing a new edition of Stevenson. 

Miss Sarah E. Cotton has been appointed Registrar of the Col- 
lege, uniting in her new office the former duties of examiner and 

Paul William Ward, '14, will spend next year as instructor in 
the department of Philosophy of Syracuse University. 

Emerson W. Matthews, '91, is in charge of the Latin Department 
of Western High School, Washington, D. C. 

Professor E. N. Johnson enjoyed Commencement week at West 
Point, where his son Richard graduated from the United States 
Military Academy. 

Mrs. Evelyn Utter Pearson, '17, is, with her husband and two 
children, home on furlough after three years on the mission field of 
Mometa, Africa. 

Dr. C.B.Coleman and family are spending the summer at Orleans. 
Vermont, near the lovely Lake Willoughby. Professor Coleman, 
formerly of the history department in Butler, is now occupying 
the same position in Allegheny College. 


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Among Butler alumni spending the summer overseas are : Miss 
Dorothy Forsyth, '21 ; Mrs. Ruth Hendriekson Allee, 11 ; Mrs. 
Jessie Christian Brown, '97. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Mint on and three children are in Irving- 
ton while Mr. Minton is finishing his course at the Butler Summer 

Frank J. Doudican, ex- '09, is with the United States Internal 
Revenue Bureau, with offices at 325 Plymouth Building, Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Montgomery, '15; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert 
Glass, '15, and two children, are spending July in northern Michi- 
gan on Les Chenaux islands. 

Miss Virginia M. Kingsbury, '18, and Miss Marie Fitzgerald,, 
ex- '18, motored in June to New York, where they attended the 
national convention of Kappa Alpha Theta meeting at Lake Placid. 

George Lee Moffett, '11, of Yeddo, Ind., has entered the field of 
politics. He was nominated at the primaries of May 2 for repre- 
sentative in the Ninth Congressional District on the Democratic 

Miss Jane Graydon, '87, is motoring through New England, and 
with her sister, Mrs. Julia G. Jameson, '90, and Miss Lydia Jame- 
son, Avho has recently graduated from Radcliffe College, will spend 
several weeks in Vermont. 

Mrs. Mabel Gant Murphy, '12, was enrolled in the Graduate 
School of George, Washington University, Washington, D. C, last 
year, and plans taking her master's degree in Latin, next year. 

Miss Helen McDonald, '21, who has been working for a master's 
degree at the University of Wisconsin during the past year, has 
been appointed head of the department of Science in William 
Woods' College, Missouri. 

Mrs. Florence Moffett Millis, '17, passed through old scenes the 
first week of June on her return from the funeral of her father-in- 
law, Professor Millis, long member of the faculty of Wabash 

Personal Mention 183 

Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Howe, '89, visited Cambridge during Com- 
mencement week, when their daughter, Miss Charlotte, received 
her Bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Radcliffe College. Their 
son, Thomas Carr, Jr., enters Harvard in the autumn. 

Mrs. Tade Hartsuff Kuhns, '82, returned for Commencement 
week. After many years of absence it was very pleasant for old 
and new friends to greet this loyal daughter of the Alma Mater, 
and it is hoped she will return to Irvington soon again. 

Mile. Tonone, '21, has accepted a call to the French department 
of the University of Illinois. She came to Butler College three 
years ago on one of the scholarships offered young women of France 
by our College. 

Chester Hume Forsyth, '06, of the mathematical department of 
Dartmouth College, is conducting a party of tourists through 
Europe. Of his party are Mrs. Jennie Forsyth Jeffries of Irving- 
ton and Mrs. Moddie Jeffries Williams, '97, of Toledo, Ohio. 

The College Library steacfily grows. Over 1,500 volumes have 
been added the past year, in addition to many magazines and 
pamphlets. A goodly number of the books have been gifts to the 
College. Already it has become necessary to begin on a second- 
floor tier of stacks, while the basement houses many volumes. 

Mrs. Mildred Moorhead Shafto, '11, of Spring Lake Beach, N. J., 
and tAvo children, were in Irvington during Commencement. It is 
always a pleasure to see this loyal, appreciative member of the 
class of '11 back in the old environment. 

Jesse D. Wall is judge of the Third Division of the District 
court of Sedgwick county, Kansas, having his residence in Wichita. 
Though Judge Wall was a Butler student in the year '98- '99, he 
has been a loyal friend of the College and a cordial supporter of the 
Butler Alumnal Quarterly. 

Mrs. Sarah F. Wagner, ex- '74, and Miss Emily Fletcher, ex- '78. 
are recovering from a serious automobile accident which occurred 
in Indianapolis. Mrs. Wagner suffered concussion of the brain 

184 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

and has been for several weeks in the Methodist Hospital. Miss 
Fletcher's right arm was broken. 

Glenn H. Holloway, ex- '09, is in the hardwood lumber business 
under the firm name of Utley-Holloway Saw Mill Co., Inc., with 
general offices at 111 West Washington St., Chicago. His brother, 
Jesse, has charge of the band mill at Clayton, La. 

Mrs. Alice Dunn Denny, '16, won a house and lot in the recent 
contest held by the Home Complete Exposition at the State Fair 
Grounds, Indianapolis. The five best reasons for building in 
Indianapolis were well given by Mrs. Denny. She is at present 
teaching in the French department of Shortridge High School. 

It was pleasant to see on the campus for Commencement morning 
Elbert H. Clarke, '09, head of the department of Mathematics in 
Hiram College, here for the first time since his graduation. Pro- 
fessor Clarke was on his way to the University of Chicago, where 
he is bringing to conclusion his work for doctorate. 

Mrs. Mary 'Haver Ousley, '19, writes: "I do love the Quar- 
terly and wish it came twice as often. Can't the class secretaries 
give us some news? I don't know any more about the '19-ers 
than if I lived in Timbuetoo, unless they get married, which thou- 
sands of interesting people don't care to do. Where are Maurine 
Watkins, Mary Edna Shelley, Fred Daniels, lone Wilson, and all 
the rest?" A slogan for Quarterly news might be, "Where are 
you, what are you doing? Somebody wants to know." 

Frank B. Holder lives at Santee, Cal., eighteen miles out of 
San Diego, where he has a store of general merchandise. He 
delights in his gardens of flowers, fruits, vegetables. His daughter, 
Marjorie, graduated in June from Pomona College, and expects 
next year to finish a course in domestic science or dietetics at Santa 
Barbara or Battle Creek. His son. Hall, graduated two years ago 
from Pomona College, and has now completed his second year at 
the Cornell Medical College in New York City. 

Mrs. Rachel Quick Buttz, ex- '71, of Columbus, Ind., was guest 
during Commencement week of Mrs. Barton W. Cole. Mrs. Buttz 

Personal Mention 185 

is a true friend of Butler. She is on the eve of publishing her 
autobiography under title of "A Hoosier Girlhood,'^ which con- 
tains two chapters of her life in the old University. To those inter- 
ested in the early life of the College, and to all appreciative of 
Indiana history, the volume will hold especial significance. Mrs. 
Buttz is author of a volume of poetry and some of her verses are 
not forgotten by readers of the Quarterly. 

Eugene Chase Cassady, a former Butler man and brother of 
Emil Cassady, president of the class of '22, has had his painting 
of the Limitation of Armament Conference, held in the Memorial 
Hall of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washing- 
ton, D. C.j accepted by that organization, and it will hang in their 
beautiful building. Mr. Cassady entered Butler in the fall of '11, 
but shortly decided to continue his study of art, and accordingly 
went to Chicago, where for three years he was a student at the 
Chicago Art Institute. Later he studied at the John Herron Art 
Institute with William Forsyth and Otto Stark. Mr. Cassady 
enlisted in the Aviation Corps and had two years of service. He is 
now engaged in illustrating work in Washington. 

Clinton County has accomplished what for several years the 
Quarterly has suggested and hoped would be brought to pass, viz. : 
a Butler Alumni Association of Clinton County. This Association 
was organized April 14, and held its initial banquet in the Baptist 
Church, which was attended by President Aley and John W. 
Atherton, '00, financial secretary of the College. The officers 
chosen were: Wood Unger, '12, president; Elvet Moorman, '00, 
vice-president; Miss Martha E. Lucas, '24, secretary; Miss Cath- 
arine Bond, '23, treasurer. At present there are thirteen students 
from Clinton attending Butler College. The Quarterly congrat- 
ulates Clinton County and wishes for it success in its undertaking 
and offering its services for any assistance possible. It is hoped 
there are many other counties to follow the lead of Clinton. 

An interesting booklet has come to hand in the form of a brief 
history of the ancient town of Autun, France, prepared during the 
war bv the American Y. M. C. A. The Foreword was written by 

186 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

H. N. Rogers, ex- '97, and it may be suspected that Mr. Rogers wrote 
more than this introductory chapter ; at all events, it is a valuable 
story of the- old Roman town. He says: "Autun is rich in the 
treasures of the past, and this little book has been prepared so 
that the visitor may be enabled to see and to enjoy them. The 
influence of Roman and early Christian civilization passed through 
the arches of the old Roman gates, to determine, in a large way, 
the destinies of Europe and America." 

The book contains a History of the Military Police Corps Train- 
ing Depot, a history of Autun, of the Roman Theatre, of the Gate 
of St. Andrew, of the Roman Aqueduct, of the Pyramin de Cou- 
hard. of the Ancient Amphitheatre, of the Ancient Naumachie, of 
the St. Lazarre Cathedral, and a brief account of the men of note 
emanating from Autun. 

The older alumni may be interested in knowing that the Penn- 
sylvania station at Irvington has been closed since May 1, and 
report has it that the little brick building, erected soon after the 
town of Irvington was established by Jacob Julian and Sylvester 
Johnson, is to be torn down. 

There are tradition and romance connected with the old Pennsy 
station, and many a laugh still resounds of happenings on its plat- 
form. At one time it housed the first village postoffice, with George 
Russell as postmaster. It was here the students arrived and 
departed before the days of the mule car, and later the electric 
lines on the city streets. The waiting room was a meeting place for 
Irvington people, who gathered to take the downtown train in the 
morning, and where they assembled again on their return in the 
evening. It is said that in early days a pond east of the station 
supplied a place where the Izaak Waltons of the vicinity went to 

An early plat of Irvington shows the town to have been bounded 
by Ritter avenue on the west, the "county road" or Arlington 
avenue, on the east, the C. H. & D. tracks on the south, and a line 
near where Michigan street is now on the north. 

The passing of the old landmark revives memories of the early 
days in the town 's historv. 


Holmes-Hanna. — In November, 1921, were married, in Chicago. 
Mr. Lewis Holmes and Miss Mary Earl Hanna, '10. Mr. and Mrs. 
Holmes are at home in San Francisco. 

Johnson-Tharp. — On April 12, in Irvington, were married Mr. 
William Thomas Johnson and Miss Mary Ruth Tharp, '14. Mr. 
and Mrs. Johnson are at home in Irvington. 

Hoagland-Lambert. — On April 19, in Indianapolis, were mar- 
ried Mr. Virgil C. Hoagland, ex- '22, and Miss Dorothy Lambert. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hoagland are at home in Indianapolis. 

McMurray-Booker.— On May 2, near Colfax, Ind., were married 
Mr. Floyd I. McMurray, '16, and Miss Madge Booker. 

Carter-Bachman. — On May 3, in Indianapolis, were married 
Mr. Leland K. Carter and Miss Charlotte Bachman, '17. Mr. and 
Mrs. Carter are at home in Indianapolis. 

Caldwell-Rannells. — On May 10, in Indianapolis, were mar- 
ried Mr. Junius Caldwell and Miss Lois A. Rannells, ex- '18. Mr. 
and Mrs. Caldwell are at home in Toledo, Ohio. 

Hughes-Graff. — On May 16, in Indianapolis, were married Mr. 
Robert Hughes and Miss Esther Graff. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes are 
at home in Omaha, Neb. 

Thundere-Hauk. — On June 3, in Indianapolis, were married Mr. 
Orrin DeWayne Thundere and Miss Mabel Gertrude Hauk, '00. 

Conway-Eaton. — On June 10, in Montclair, N. J., were married 
Mr. William Oakley Conway, ex- '13, and Miss Charlotte Louise 
Eaton. Mr. and Mrs. Conway are at home in New York. 

Marx-Habbe. — On June 10, in Indianapolis, were married Mr. 
John Fox Marx and Miss Edith Habbe, 14. Mr. and Mrs. Marx 
are at home in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Wesenberg-Bidwell. — On June 10, in Freeport, 111., were mar- 
ried Mr. Thor Griffith Wesenberg and Miss Alice Townsend Bid- 


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well. Mr. and Mrs. Wesenberg are members of the Butler College 
faculty and are residing in Irvington. 

Havens-McDonald. — On June 12, in Irvington, were married 
Mr. Virgil Havens and Miss Mary Sue McDonald, '22. Mr. and 
Mrs. Havens will be at home in the College of Missions. 

Baynham-Morgan. — On June 17, in Indianapolis, were married 
Mr. Arthur Baynham and Miss Ilene Eugenia Morgan, '18. Mr. 
and Mrs. Baynham are at home in Indianapolis. 

Beeler-Fields. — On June 21, in Bedford, Ind., were married Mr. 
Azel Dale Beeler, instructor in French in Butler College, and Miss 
Mary Fern Fields. Mr. and Mrs. Beeler are at home in Indian- 

Johnson-Thomson. — On June 28, in Indianapolis, were married 
Mr. William Johnson and Miss Mary Roy Thomson, '20. 

McBroom-Mercer. — On June 21, in Lima, Ohio, were married 
Mr. Francis Marion MeBroom, '22, and Miss Mary Mercer, '20. 
Mr. and Mrs. MeBroom are at home in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Greer-King. — On June 24, in Indianapolis, were married Mr. 
Allen C. Greer and Miss Genevieve King, ex- '18. Mr. and Mrs. 
Greer are at home in Indianapolis. 

Lindsay-Hummel. — On June 24, in Chicago, were married Mr. 
Lawrence J. Lindsay and Miss Helen Lucile Hummel. Mrs. 
Lindsay is daughter of Frank F. Hummel, '93. 

KautzAVoody. — On June 29, in Kokomo, Ind., were married Mr. 
John Arthur Kautz, '85, and Miss Blanche Woody. Mr. and Mrs. 
Kautz are at home in Kokomo. 

Friesner-Miller. — On June 30, in Indianapolis, were married 
Dr. Ray Clarence Friesner, professor of Botany in Butler College, 
and Miss Gladys Miller. Dr. and Mrs. Friesner are at home in 

Ostrander-Ham. — On July 15, in Indianapolis, were married 
Mr. Joseph Ostrander, ex- '15, and Miss Guinevere Ham, ex- '16. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ostrander are at home in Indianapolis. 


Payne. — To Mr. Francis W. Payne, '16, and Mrs. Louise Hughel 
Payne, '16, on March 29, in Indianapolis, a son — Robert William. 

Smith. — To Mr. Daniel Smith, '20, and Mrs. Smith, on April 
21, in Hempstead, N. Y., a daughter — Katharine. 

Brewer. — To Mr. Scott Ridge Brewer and Mrs. Eda Boos 
Brewer, '14, on May 2, in Indianapolis, a son — Scott Ridge, Jr. 

Arnold. — To Dr. Charles E. Arnold and Mrs. Arnold, on June 
15, in Indianapolis, a daughter — Sarah Louise. 

Schortemeier, — To Mr. Frederick E. Schortemeier, '12, and 
Mrs. Margrette Boyer Schortemeier, '17, on July 8, in Indianapolis, 
a daughter — Mary Margrette. 


Curtis. — James Bveckenridge Curtis, '80, died in Indianapolis, 
April 27, and was buried at his early home near Waldron, Ind. 

Mr. Curtis was an exceptionally loyal son of Butler College and 
in his death she has suffered real loss. He showed his interest and 
his gratitude to his Alma Mater in many ways — in personal visits. 
in gifts, in suggestions for betterment of the fraternities and the 
journals of the school. He read the Quarterly and often sent bits 
of news. He was interested in ''Butler College in the World 
AVar, " contributed to its appearance and subscribed for a copy. 
He corrected the pages on the Spanish-American War. In all that 
pertained to American wars Captain Curtis was vitally interested, 
and generously contributed to any memorial expression of Butler 
soldier-students. The two tablets which hang in the chapel hold 
generous share of his liberality. 

James Curtis graduated with the class of '80, and proceeded to 
the study of law. 

He was first elected to the Indiana house of representatives in 
1889, again in 1891 and 1893. He served as Speaker of the House 


190 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

in 1893. Mr. Curtis was national president of the Delta Tan 
Delta Fraternity for fourteen years. 

Two years after serving as Speaker of the House of Representa- 
tives, Mr. Curtis was appointed City Attorney under the first 
administration of Thomas Taggart. He held the office from 1895 to 
1897. A few years later Mr. Curtis moved to New York City, 
which has since been his home. 

"Captain James B. Curtis Avas the beau sabreur of the old 
national guard days in Indiana," said Gavin L. Payne, who com- 
manded Battery A on the Mexican border. "As a commanding 
officer of the famous Battery A during the Spanish- American war, 
and in the glorious old competitive drill days of the eighties, Cap- 
tain Curtis distinguished himself, and was the idol of all the young- 
sters of Indianapolis, who were thrilled by his dash in handling the 
old battery. The story of the victories of Battery A all over the 
United States in competition with the crack artillery teams is a 
matter of history of Indianapolis, and to Captain Curtis is due a 
great deal of this honor. 

"He was an untiring drill master and a severe disciplinarian, 
and he held his command in a grip of iron. He took the battery to 
Porto Rico in 1898, and this was the only Indiana military organ- 
ization that was on foreign soil while that war was on. The bat- 
tery was unlimbered and ready for action in Porto Rico when the 
flag of truce appeared announcing the end of the war. 

"Captain Curtis had a piercing black eye and jet black hair, 
and a ringing voice. He made an ideal officer in command of 
troops. A number of the staid old business men of Indianapolis 
served under Captain Curtis. Although he had lived away in New 
York for nearly twenty years, yet he came back to Indianapolis 
occasionally, and always renewed his acquaintance with the old 
fellows, taking a very keen interest in them. 

"When the battery was on the Mexican border in 1916, I fre- 
quently had letters from Captain Curtis, taking a very strong 
interest in our record down there. He was toq old to get into the 
service, and I understand he made strenuous efforts to get into the 
world war, but his vears. unfortunatelv, were against him, although 

Deaths 191 

I think he would have stood the gaff as well as any of the young- 
sters that went across. ' ' 

Editorially, The Indianapolis News said of Mr. Curtis: 
The local alumni of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity have done 
well in paying their tribute to the services and memory of James 
B. Curtis. Mr. Curtis will long be remembered in this city not 
only by reason of his legal abilities and citizenship, but because he 
was the captain of the best field artillery company — Battery A — 
the state has known since the civil war, a unit that has had a con- 
tinued existence for many years and that now is evoking a revival 
of interest on the part of many young men in Indianapolis. But 
Mr. Curtis performed a wider service than in this connection — a 
service that had a great influence for good on college fraternity 
life. As president of his organization he put the stress on the 
necessity for scholarship in the fraternities. Athletics, oratory, 
and all the show college activities were well enough, but after all, 
members of a college organization should be known for their zeal 
for learning. Year after year Mr. Curtis emphasized this first 
obligation of the college students. What he urged was not only 
accepted by his own fraternity, but by others, and a decided 
improvement has resulted in the grade standing of fraternity men, 
particularly in western fraternities, and more notably in the organ- 
izations that are strong in Indiana, which has furnished so many 
executive heads like Mr. Curtis, for these organizations. 

Denny. — Austin Flint Denny, '62, died at his home in Indian- 
apolis on May 18, and was burieci in Crown Hill Cemetery on 
the 20th. 

Mr. Denny was born in Indianapolis of pioneer parentage and 
here spent his entire life. He graduated from the old University 
with that strong class of '62, and was to the end an interested and 
helpful son of his Alma Mater. After graduation from the Har- 
vard Law School, he opened a law office and continued the practice 
of his profession to near the end of his life, living to be one of 
the oldest active lawyers of the city. 

Mr. Denny was a man of unusual intellect, a keen critic and a 
student of literature. His memory was remarkable, and he pos- 

192 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

sessed so much of the early lore of Indianapolis that his mind was 
a veritable storehouse of historical facts. His interest in Butler 
College never faltered, and in many ways he displayed his affection 
for the school. In his youth Mr. Denny lost one arm and this, to 
his great regret, prevented his enlistment in the army during the 
rebellion. He was an intense patriot then and always thereafter, 
his w r ork as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution giv- 
ing him an opportunity to keep green not only the memory of 
his own ancestors and the part they played in founding the repub- 
lic, but to pay a tribute of gratitude to other early Americans for 
their sacrifice and valor. 

Six years ago the editor of the Quarterly, in writing up the class 
of '62, wrote to Mr. W. N. Pickerill, '60, for information concerning 
Mr. Denny, too modest to give it himself. The reply was as 
follows : 

I am glad to tell you something about Mr. Austin F. Denny, and 
am not surprised that you did not find out anything about him 
from himself. That has always been his way. I have known him 
since we were school boys, and he has always been the same old 
Austin, modest, dignified, industrious, standing four square to 
the world, just following his profession of lawyer, and performing 
his whole duty as a good citizen. After graduating in 1862, he 
went to Harvard and took the law course, came home and went 
to work as a lawyer, and through all the years he has stuck to it, 
and in his career there has been neither "variableness or shadow 
of turning." He has enjoyed a good comfortable practice all the 
time, and has always been a lawyer in whom his clients could abso- 
lutely confide, and from having met him at different times on the 
other side of the case, I know from experience that he is a hard 
worker on his cases, and a good worker, and makes the other fellow 
work as well. He was born in Indianapolis, and is one of quite a 
large family, but his ancestors came from Massachusetts. He lost 
an arm when a boy, and that excused him from going to the war, 
as most of us did. His modest} 7 has always kept him back, and 
permitted less w r orthy and able men to hold places on the judicial 
bench that he should have held. He would have made a splendid 

Deaths 193 

judge, both by reason of his ability and temperament. All the 
years I have known him, I have never heard any one say a mean 
thing about him, and in conclusion will say, you cannot say too 
much good of Austin F. Denny. I am his friend, and he is mine, 
and it has been so for a lifetime. 

The Indianapolis Bar Association gave this expression of appre- 
ciation : 

Austin Flint Denny has been a member of the Marion County 
Bar for over fifty years. In preparation for his profession he was 
graduated with honors from the Northwestern Christian Univer- 
sity, afterward Butler College. He then attended Harvard Lav- 
School, and after his graduation opened an office in this city. His 
education was well rounded. From his English ancestors he inher- 
ited the ideas and principles on which American institutions and 
traditions are grounded. 

In the practice of his profession he was by temperament a coun- 
sellor rather than an advocate, and as such, his advice and guidance 
were sought by many. He had a high sense of personal honor and 
felt keenly any reflection upon it. There was no sophistry in his 
make-up. He was intolerant of shams, tricks and shifty methods. 
He thought in straight lines. He was thorough in his investiga- 
tions and conservative in his opinions, and having formed an opin- 
ion he was fearless in defending it. The law was to him a great 
science. Mr. Denny's interest in his profession was scholastic to 
such a degree that the commercial aspects of it were not dominant 
with him. His examinations of real estate titles were carried to a 
fine detail, supplemented by reading of the records and copious 
notes carefully preserved in his office files. His law books are 
replete with marginal notations and cross references that reveal 
the breadth and care with which he read. His discourses to friends 
and clients were illuminating and were recognized as authoritative, 
because of his habit of going faithfully to original sources for infor- 
mation. Contact with him was enjoyable because of the courtesy 
and kindliness that stamped him as a gentleman of the old school. 
His sense of humor was a clean and refreshing attribute of his 

194 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

character and had the rare quality of losing nothing of its interest 
if he himself happened to be the butt of the joke. 

He was always interested in questions of a political, social or 
literary nature and this interest was not confined to his own lan- 
guage or country. He had a reading knowledge of German and 
French, and read the classics of both these languages in the orig- 
inal. Upon his library shelves can be found the best that literature 
has produced. He was intensely patriotic and during the late war 
wrote several articles, some of which were published, showing a 
mastery of subject and style which were a revelation to those not 
familiar with his accomplishments. 

Although fitted by temperament and education to fill a judicial 
position with satisfaction to the bar and honor to himself, he 
refused to consider office because of unwillingness to submit him- 
self to the ruthless antagonisms of political contests and this feeling 
was no doubt accentuated by his exceeding modesty. 

He was a man of genial nature and kind heart. He had in a 
marked degree the talent for companionship. His was a whole- 
some, generous nature. No one in his circle of friends and 
acquaintances but loved him for these qualities. His integrity, fine 
moral and ethical sense of justice and of the proprieties made him 
universally respected and admired by those who knew him. He 
spoke ill or unkindly of no one. He had a real Christian char- 
ity and that greatest of human qualities, a genuine love for his 
fellow man. 

In the passing of Mr. Denny the Bar has lost an exemplar who 
should be emulated by the younger members of the profession in 
preserving his high estimate of the responsibilities of his profes- 
sion and the faithful discharge of its duties. 

McCord.— Mary Elizabeth McCord, '12, died April 27, in Ros- 
well, New Mexico, and was buried in Oxford, Ind. 

For scholarship, for interest in religious activities, for her per- 
sonal bearing, Mary McCord gained the respect and affection of all 
who knew her. She had suffered from ill-health before entering 
college, so life was not easy ; but no one knew it. Always cheerful 
and thoughtful of others, she walked through to the end. After 

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graduation she for a time held a position in the Irvington State 
Bank, until her health failed. Then she sought relief in New 
Mexico, but recovery was not to be. She bore her long suffering 
without complaint, hoped and planned to be well, but was ready to 
go. It was a brave fight and long will she be remembered for her 
soldierly qualities and her fine womanly bearing. 

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some occasions than others. When Butler was 
much smaller than it is now, the old grad did not 
throw his hat so high or shout with the same de- 
gree of glee as he has within the last year or two. 
This was home-coming day at Butler. Irvington 
was decorated for the occasion with the blue and 
white in the streets and on the shops and dwell- 
ings. The Greek letter societies strove to see 
which could display the most novel and striking 
effects. The community, the graduates and the 
student body have caught the spirit of the foot- 
ball team. It is in the air that Butler is a win- 
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Home -Coming Day 

October twenty-first was a memorable day on the campus. It 
was all a Home-coming should be, it was a real coming home, when 
the College family in great numbers, old and young, from near 
and from far, came back, full of jest and cheer, vocal with love and 
gratitude and loyalty. The day shone in autumnal wealth of sun- 
shine and color and frosty air, and all things combined to carry out 
successfully plans which had been carefully laid. 

Beginning with Friday afternoon those entering Irvington 
caught first glimpse of the festival attire of the village. The mer- 
chants had shown appreciation of the occasion by festooning "Wash- 
ington street from Emerson avenue to Audubon road with flags, 
pennants and College colors. Streamers of blue and white floated 
from many residences. The College Houses were elaborately and 
tastefully decorated. There was a stir, an enthusiasm, an antici- 
pation, throughout the town seldom seen. 

A committee composed of Mr. Lee Burns, Mrs. Evelyn Jeffries 
King and Instructor Punke had been appointed to decide on the 
College House presenting the most effective appearance. At four 
o'clock this committee started on its tour of inspection. It found 
difficulty in making a choice. The Campus Club at the College 
Residence had made this fine old building most attractive. Great 
bunches of white chrysanthemums in blue baskets were grouped 
on the porch. Butler banners formed the center of the scheme 
of decoration that was completed by hundreds of blue and white 
balloons. This arrangement was well balanced and very effective. 

The Kappa Kappa Gamma house on University avenue was deco- 
rated simply and in excellent taste. Over the entrance of this fine 


210 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

building was a great Butler Bull-Dog, decorated with the College 
colors and guarding a beautiful Golden Key. 

The Pi Beta Phi house had on the lawn a miniature football field 
complete with seats, club house and players. Over the entrance of 
the building was their Arrow in electric lights, while at the begin- 
ning of the walk a most attractive arch and gateway was erected. 
The plan of decoration was completed with balloons and College 
streamers, the whole arrangement being very pleasing. 

The Delta Delta Delta house had as a feature a great screen of 
Autumn leaves with the word "BUTLER" in rosettes of blue and 
white that stretched across the entire front of the building. This 
was one of the most artistic features of all the decorations. A 
great banner of blue and white said "Welcome Grads," and this 
same "Welcome" was worked out with a series of blue and white 

The Kappa Alpha Theta house was arranged in an original and 
attractive way. The words "Home Coming" were featured in 
great letters made of brilliant Autumn leaves. Before the house 
was a life-size figure in Butler football togs. Features of the 
attractive decorations were chrysanthemums and well balanced 
groups of evergreens. 

The Zeta Tau Alpha house had on the lawn a football field with 
miniature players in realistic attitudes. The house itself was deco- 
rated most effectively in the College colors -with potted ferns 
grouped at the entrance. The Avhole effect was very good indeed. 

The Delta Tau Delta house was very effective. Across the front 
of \he yard a picket fence of blue and Avhite ran to a great canopy, 
stretching from the sidewalk to the entrance, that was made of 
brilliant Autumn leaves and flanked by shocks of corn. A feature 
was the greeting at the entrance, well-written and well-lettered, 
composed by R. L. Richardson, president of the chapter. 

The Lambda Chi Alpha house was very original and striking. 
A miniature football field was in the yard, while on the house was 
a record of the Butler victories of the season. An effective touch 
of humor was a cow on the lawn on Avhich was placed a blanket 
bearing the legend, "We are going to beat Earlham. This is no 

Home-Coming Day 211 

The Sigma Chi house was brilliant with their blue and gold and 
the colors of Butler. In the yard were graves of the earlier foot- 
ball victims with an open grave ready for Earlham. Beside it was 
lying a dummy in football costume wearing an Earlham sweater. 
A most effective archway had been built over the walk and the 
house was gay with Butler banners. 

The Phi Delta Theta house was elaborately decorated yet in excel- 
lent taste. On the lawn was a football field in Butler and Earlham 
colors, with a ball ready for the kick-off, and flanked by a row of 
headstones bearing the scores of the earlier games. The porch was 
draped with some very effective curtains in the College colors on 
which were pictures of the Butler Bull-Dog and a great Football. 
A surprising effect wa s seen in the rose bushes on the lawn which, 
through some feat of magic, were covered with full-blown roses. 

Between the halves of the game, Mr. Burns announced the result 
and presented to the Phi Delta Theta chapter the silver cup given 
by The Skulls to the most successfully decorated men's House and 
the trophy cup offered by The Scarlet Quills to the Delta Delta 
Delta chapter as the most artistically trimmed women's House. 

The program of the day opened at 10 o'clock Saturday morning 
with the forming on the campus of the parade to march through 
the business district of the city. Led by the Irvington Fire 
Department in resplendent brightness and College colors, there fol- 
lowed twenty brand new Oldsmobiles, handsomely donated for the 
day by the Lathrop-McFarland Company, carrying the trustees and 
faculty. Trucks bore the teams; then came the Band, and the 
students and alumni who marched four abreast. The Monument 
on the Circle was the objective, where all were massed on the south 
steps to give expression to College spirit and to hear brief speches. 
The Chamber of Commerce, through Mr. lies, gave a fine greeting 
to the academic multitude. Short talks followed by Mr. H. U. 
Brown, Coach Page, President Aley, Dr. Henry Jameson, Congress- 
man Merrill Moores, Mr. Emsley Johnson. 

At noon the College Houses were thrown open for luncheon to 
returned grads. 

An hour before the calling of the game the bleachers were filled 
with a singing, cheering crowd of happy Butlerites. It was inter- 

212 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

esting to watch the arrival of the former students from adjoining 
states and from all the region around. Time did not lag, for the 
amusement of the hour was "Welcome Home" sung out by "The 
Amalgamated Sky Pilots" — the Sandwich Club of other days cos- 
tumed in white trousers, Prince Alberts and silk hats of the past 

At two-thirty the game was called, the ball dropped by a swirling 
aeroplane, and the fight with Earlham began. It was an easy vic- 
tory, elsewhere described in this issue, won with the score 57-0. 

Following the game, President and Mrs. Aley, faculty members 
and wives, received upon the tennis court their friends, old and 

At five o'clock the doors of the gymnasium doors were thrown 
open and supper was served to seven hundred guests, chiefly 
alumni and former students. This hour gave some opportunity for 
classmates to get together, though the crowded condition prevented 
real visiting. 

Later, the audience was entertained by pictures thrown on the 
screen of last year's Home-Coming and of several of the Pagemen's 
victories. Between this number of the program and a college play- 
let given under direction of Professor Talcott, this letter, sent 
to Captain Duttenhaver by Governor McCray, was read to the audi- 
ence by Mr. John W. Atherton : 

State of Indiana 

Executive Department 


October 20, 1922. 
Mr. Harry Duttenhaver, 
Captain of Football Team, 
Butler University, 
My Dear Captain Duttenhaver : 

I regret very much that I am compelled to be out of the city 
and cannot be with you personally to take part in Butler's home- 
coming event and share in celebrating your recent splendid athletic 

Home-Coming Day 213 

victories. So, I am taking this means of sending my congratula- 
tions to your plucky team, your worthy institution and to those 
who are responsible for the substantial progress both are making. 

I believe I can safely say that your University is attracting wider 
attention and more favorable comment now than it ever has in 
the past. While there are many factors that have contributed to 
Butler's glory during the past years, I know of no single factor 
that has done more than your recent victory over the great Univer- 
sity of Illinois on the football field. That victory was a public 
and forceful demonstration of the loyalty and enthusiasm without 
which no school can succeed, and in winning that game you won 
also the admiration of thousands of people near and far. 

While athletic honors should be taken into consideration, and 
Butler can be justly proud of the record made in this line, there are 
other important honors to which Butler is entitled, and which 
should not be forgotten. I recall the part played in another and 
far greater fight. When the call of country came the student body 
at Butler responded nobly and did its full share in winning the 
great struggle across the seas. When the Nation rejoiced at the 
end of the World War Butler joined in the victory celebration, but 
there was a note of sadness in the celebration, for some of her 
heroes did not come back. 

Many of the men and women who have gone through Butler have 
shown in later life the marks of the quality of training they 
received in the institution. They have held high places in the 
State and National Government, the educational field and the busi- 
ness world. They, too, have brought honor to their Alma Mater. 

Butler has a bright future and unmistakable signs of substantial 
growth are evidenced. Indianapolis needs a thriving university 
and Butler is fast qualifying to fill this need. 

My kindest personal regards to all and my best wishes for your 
continued success. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) WARREN T. McCRAY, 

Governor of Indiana. 

214 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

Here, a bugle summoned the gathering to the common where a 
monster bonfire had burst into flame. In the firelight was pre- 
sented, under the direction of Miss Welling, a Pageant of Progress, 
in which were group representations of the Campus Trees, the Col- 
lege Automobiles, the College Faculty, the College Flappers, the 
College Grinds, the College Text-books, the Future Butler — its 
symbol, the College Athletes. Speeches were called for from a few 
friends. Mr. Claris Adams responded: 

Having seen this pageant, I simply want to ask who would want 
to go to a boys' school if he could help it? This is indeed the End 
of a Perfect Day. It has been a great day for Butler College. 
Never has this place been decorated so beautifully, never has the 
Butler spirit been greater than today, and never have you seen a 
better football team in action. I learned on my way over here this 
evening that Iowa nosed out a victory over Illinois by a score, 8-7. 
I leave it to Professor Johnson to figure out that we have a better 
team, beating Illinois 10-7, than Iowa who beat Yale 6-0, and whether 
we will be able to beat Wabash next Saturday. Next Saturday will 
be the real climax of this season and if we are going to beat 
Wabash, we must develop a real Butler spirit to put behind the 
team, a thousand or two thousand in the stands. There was no 
real Butler spirit in the stands today, perhaps the game was too 
easy, but we will have opposition next Saturday and every person 
will be on his toes. 

I want to introduce to you a celebrity of the city of Indianapolis, 
Harlan 0. Page. 

Mr. Page : 

Ball games are won out on the field bj r 11 men on the team doing 
their best. We ask them to do their best, and next week we have 
a man's job. We have a lot of respect for Wabash. I maintain 
that it is harder to uphold a reputation than to attain one. 

Home-comings arc great celebrations throughout the country in 
the Autumn. College friends come together and meet new friends. 

This has been a wonderful day to me and to the team. It has 
been a wonderful day to the College. We are trying to convince 

Home-Coming Day 215 

everybody in the city of Indianapolis that we are the Home Team, 
and we believe everybody in Indianapolis is pulling for us. 

Now we do not want you people to overestimate our team. Our 
men are young and inexperienced. We have no seniors and just 
enough upperclassmen to hold the squad together. We have a hard 
season ahead. I hope every hour of the day you will see a sign 
"Beat Wabash." That team is ambitious. We are going to start 
training to beat Wabash. All must help. 

I want to take this opportunity to thank all you people for mak- 
ing this one of the greatest days of the college. 

I introduce to you the captain of our team — Duttenhaver. 

Captain Duttenhaver : 

This has been my third Home-Coming at Butler, and I want to 
say that every home-coming has been a Perfect Day in my esti- 

This victory is due to your support. We want you to continue 
to be our supporters. We want you to back us. If you will, I am 
sure every man w T ill do his best to beat Wabash. 

I want to thank Miss Graydon for this wonderful supper she has 
just served us. 

I have the honor and the pleasure of introducing the President 
of this institution — Dr. Aley. 

Dr. Aley: 

This certainly has been a wonderful day for Butler. It does our 
souls good to have you alumni, students of yesterday, come back, 
and you friends of Butler to rejoice with us. I am sure it has 
thrilled the soul of every student and the faculty to have you par- 
ticipate in making this a great Home-Coming. 

The spirit of an institution is something that you must feel. I 
recall a Freshman trying to tell me the experience that he passed 
through on his first Home-Coming Day. He said that when the 
old graduates came back and he felt the presence of these older 
students there was a peculiar sensation — something as Riley 
describes as "the shivers of delight passing up and down the 

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spine. ' ' I hope that every student at Butler felt this and will feel 
it again and again. 

Yes, Ave have a big job ahead for next Saturday. Wabash Col- 
lege has twelve more men enrolled than Ave have. We have five 
hundred and seventy-one more Avomen than at Wabash. These 
Avomen should count more in poAver and spirit in determining this 
contest than the excess of tAvelve men at Wabash. I have long 
knoAvn that one Avoman is Avorth more than any one man. I have 
knoAvn, therefore, if the spirit gets into every student and alumni 
and friends, Butler will Avin. 

I Avas glad to hear Mr. Page say that the spirit was groAving in 
Indianapolis and that Butler is the home team. I trust that every 
Butler man and Avoman may do all in his poAver to strengthen that 
notion — to develop that idea. We Avant the city of Indianapolis 
to feel that this is its team, as CraAvfordsA'ille feels that Wabash is 
its team, and Greencastle feels that DePauAv is its team. 

It is up to us, men and Avomen of Butler, to play the game, to do 
all in our poAver to win it. 

"Taps" sounded good night. The Day for 1922 had come to its 
close. As the last flames died doAAm, the friends melted aAvay. The 
attendance of so many alumni and the presence of even a larger 
number in spirit combined to make this home-coming a golden day. 


"Pat" Page's Fighting Bulldogs Are in the Midst of 
a Great Grid Season 

Butler, 6— "Wilmington, 

Thirty-five hundred were out to see the first grid contest of 
Indiana. The Butler Bulldogs cinched things in the third quarter 
when Hal Griggs halved the south goal posts with a thirty-yard 
place kick, the second of the afternoon. 

The afternoon was exceedingly warm for football and from 
appearances the Wilmington crew were not equal to the strain. 
Page's team was in fine trim and not a man was forced to take 
time. Griggs, named "Golden Toe" last year at the time of the 
Michigan Aggies game, came across with two place kicks which 
defeated the Ohio Greens, 6-0. Words of praise were heard in the 
stands for Reichel, former Manual Training high school star, who 
played his first Butler game Saturday. Reichel was everywhere 
and pulled down innumerable tackles. He was playing the game 
for Capt. Harry Duttenhaver, who had been laid up with an injury 
sustained just before the season opened. 

Butler, 14 — Franklin, 

In the second game Butler downed Franklin, her ancient rival, 
on Irwin Field, 14-0. The battle was an exhibition of real football 
and the 7,000 fans that sat on the sidelines were treated with every- 
thing that any gridiron struggle could afford. 

It was late in the third quarter when Middlesworth hurled a 
30-yard forward pass to "Scrappy" Strickland, which started a 
Butler rally that ended with a touchdown, the first of the game. A 
wild demonstration broke out from the Blue and White camp and 
from then on all Butler had its first feeling of confidence toward 
the outcome of the annual affair. Another touchdown was added 
by Butler in the final quarter when "Big Nig" Woods hurled a 
20-yard pass to the fleet-footed Griggs who squirmed and "snake- 
ran" over a distance of forty yards for a touchdown. It was the 


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greatest piece of open field running that Irwin Field has featured 
for years and it made all Butler burst forth with a sigh of relief 
when the stands realized that another victim had been scalped, the 
second of the season. 

Neither Butler nor Franklin was able to get within scoring dis- 
tance during the entire first half. Twice Griggs was called on to 
place kick and both efforts proved futile. Franklin was fighting 
and it could be seen from the start that neither team would be able 
to run up a large score. The last quarter was full of thrills with 
Franklin trying several forward passes, many of them complete, 
but their efforts for a touchdown were in vain. A pass, Rohra- 
baugh to Friddel, which gained thirty yards; another, "Red" to 
Rich, which netted ten yards, placed Franklin within scoring dis- 
tance. This was followed by two incomplete passes and the game 
was over with Franklin in possession of the ball on the Butler 
eight-yard line. 

Outstanding stars were numerous with "Buck" Rohrabaugh, 
Records and Wood outstanding for Franklin. "Red" Rohrabaugh, 
the Franklin quarter, also played a fine game, but his end runs and 
line plunges were too frequently stopped by the Butler forwards 
and he was repeatedly thrown for losses. Strohl, the Franklin 
captain, played his usual good game and was down under many 
punts but during the biggest part of the struggle he was well taken 
care of and it was plain to be seen he was a marked man. 

Strole, Reichel, and Strickland, Butler linemen, showed up excep- 
tionally well and were in the thickest of the battle at all times. 
"Woods, Middlesworth, Northam and Rotroff in the Butler back 
field, made repeated gains. Griggs' open field sensational run was 
the feature of the game but "Hal" seemed out of form in handling 
punts and made several bad fumbles. These, though, were soon 
forgotten as Griggs made the second touchdown and put the game 
on ice. 

Butler, 16 — Chicago Y, 

Chicago Y was the third victim of the season, the Butler team 
making it three in a row by defeating Chicago 16-0. 

Athletics 210 

A heavy morning rain, followed by an afternoon drizzle, made a 
watery, muddy field of battle, but it did not slow up the tactics 
of the Pagemen. The crowd was small, but there was plenty of 
spirit and fight from team and side lines, notwithstanding. 

Griggs, star of many games, came through under the worst of 
conditions and played football of all kinds. Hal started early, 
placing a beautiful 43-yard place kick squarely between the goal 
posts in the first quarter. In the third quarter he again scored for 
Butler when he dodged and criss-crossed 55 yards through the 
entire Y team for a touchdown. 

Another time when the Y team labored under the impression that 
a fair catch was being made on a punt, Griggs wriggled through 
the opponent's team for forty yards, but the score was void by 
decision of the officials. Nipper, freshman, provided the other 
points of the game when he was called upon on the last down to go 
through the Y line, one yard to go. Nipper went through. 

Chicago played a good game, but the Pagemen found holes and 
made passes frequently. Edgren, Y captain, would probably have 
stood out had the game been played on a dry field. Frequent sub- 
stitutions were made by Coach Page and most of the Butler squad 
saw a little action. 

Butler, 10 — Illini, 7 

A glory of the season was the Illinois game — a game never to be 
forgotten by those who saw it. 0. J. Hooker expressed what many 

Pat Page's Bulldogs continued the most successful season that 
Butler has ever known by winning over Illinois University last Sat- 
urday at Urbana by the score of 10 to 7, and thereby upsetting the 
largest bucket of dope that the football world has had overturned 
thus far this year. 

It was a great battle and the 500 loyal Blue and "White rooters 
that followed the team and who paraded all Urbana with the Butler 
colors flying, were delirious with joy Saturday evening. 

It looked like a sure Illini win until late in the last quarter, when 
the upset came and Butler went down for the year in red letters 

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on the football map. A beautiful forward pass, Woods to Griggs, 
was completed and the fleet-footed Hal squirmed and ran and threw 
himself over the Illinois goal line. A Butler victory was thereby 
marked up and the small group of Butler students, faculty and 
graduates went wild, with the well-earned victory cinched, and 
although the Butler contingent was only a speck among the Illini, 
it made enough noise for the entire local student body. All Illinois 
realized that Butler had a great football eleven. 

Pat and his team held the upper hand during the first quarter 
but during the second and third periods, it looked as though the 
Bulldogs were doomed for defeat. Illinois marched down the field 
and Avhen the third quarter ended, the losers had placed the ball 
on the Butler one-yard line, but the Blue and White line held and 
Griggs kicked out of danger. The only points garnered by the 
Conference team were made after four unsuccessful line plunges 
had placed the ball on the Butler five-yard line and on the fourth 
play Butler was penalized for off-side play and it was first down for 
the Old Gold and Blue. After three plays Illinois made their one 
and only touchdown of the game. 

Butler has a student body of 1,000 students; Illinois a student 
body of 8,700. Butler has one yell leader and Illinois has ten. 
Butler has a 15-piece band and Illinois has a 150-pieee band. But- 
ler has two coaches and Illinois has 20. The Butler coach stays 
with his team though, and so do the 1,000 students, the 15-piece 
noisemakers and the one yell leader. Head Coach Zuppke of Illi- 
nois did not see his team go down in defeat, as he was an eyeAvitness 
of the Yale-Iowa game. He had previously stated, it was said, 
that Page would be easy for him. 

Butler scored in the second period when our own Hal Griggs 
booted a place kick squarely between the bars. Even Illinois had 
to applaud because of the beautiful piece of work and Hal was 
given a great hand. Johnny Ferree at fullback placed the ball 
within striking distance and made the only Butler touchdown 
available by his line plunging. Two forward passes, both hurled 
by Woods, brought the touchdown and the victory. 

Athletics 221 

Every man on the Blue and White team deserves a citation for 
the victory. Middlesworth, first of all, dragged down an Illini back 
on the five-yard line once, the only man between the runner and a 
touchdown ; a beautiful piece of work. Strole and Reichel tackled 
with the best of them, and Konold and Leslie played fine ball at 

It was the line that counted in Saturday's conflict. It is said 
that the line never gets its just rewards, but it was the Bulldog's 
fight, exhibited in the Butler line that held the Illini at bay. Fuzz 
Hungate, Capt. Dutt, and Phil Brown are real heroes and along 
with the other men above, won the handshake of every Butlerite in 

At the banquet following the game, the greatest exhibition of 
spirit ever shown was demonstrated by Coach Page, Prof. Johnson, 
Hilton U. Brown and others. The team was conspicuous by a fero- 
cious appetite. 

Of the game, the Indianapolis Star said, editorially : 


The outstanding feature of football developments this season is 
the record made by Butler College of Indianapolis. That team has 
played four games and had not been scored on until last Saturday, 
when it defeated the University of Illinois by a score of 10 to 7. 
The contests earlier in the season were not with elevens from insti- 
tutions of the size of Illinois University, but each of the three teams 
put up a hard fight, that served to demonstrate the stamina of 
the Butler College aggregation. 

It was no insignificant athletic achievement for the eleven from 
Butler to go over to Illinois and play to a standstill the university 
of that state. The Urbana school has a dozen times as many stu- 
dents as are enrolled at Butler. Illinois is reckoned among the 
best of the Conference elevens in the middle West. It is one of the 
leaders in the great college sport, with football prestige and tradi- 
tions back of it such as only a limited number of institutions in 
any part of the country can boast. 

222 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

Butler did not win on a fluke, but outplayed the Illinois team. 
The score was a victory of which the Indianapolis college well may 
be proud. It demonstrated that mere numbers and wealth of mate- 
rial from which to select an eleven do not mean everything on the 
field. An eleven from a college of 700, by training, teamwork and 
individual excellence, may upset the calculations of the represen- 
tatives of 10,000. The success Butler has had thus far this season 
is a credit to that institution, to its football players and supporters 
and to Coach Page. 

Butler, 57 — Earlham, 

The Home-Coming game was played before the greatest crowd 
of the season to date, when Butler's first, second and third teams 
all joined in the slaughter of the ancient foe, Earlham, and humili- 
ated them before the howling mob, 57 to 0. Hundreds of home- 
coming guests were in the bleachers and to these, the complete rout 
of the Quakers was worth the rest of the whole day's fun. There 
were probably many who had not seen the Richmond players so 
handled for many years. 

Coach Page started the game with one of his two varsity teams. 
As the game progressed, frequent substitutions were made and by 
the end of the half, practically all the first two teams comprising 
the varsity, had been in the ball game. As the score advanced and 
the playing time retreated, Page substituted the remainder of his 
squad with the exception of Wolly Middlesworth and eight or nine 
of his hospital list. 

The game became Butler's after the first three minutes when 
Butler scored a touchdown on the Quakers. By the end of the first 
quarter the Bulldogs were resting easily with thirteen points to 
their credit. The half ended with the ball having been in Butler 
territory but once and but for a brief period. 

Everybody scored. Dick Strickland, diminutive end, did the 
booting after touchdown. Blessing made a fine catch in making the 
third touchdown of the session. Ferree played in a manner that 
would have shamed much tooted Milstead. Kilgore, late in the 
game, made substantial gains. Nipper, who played a big portion 

Athletics 223 

of the game, and Nig Woods, made gains through the line when- 
ever called on, Griggs was in the game but a little while. 

Nothing was used throughout the four quarters but plain, 
straight football. Practically all gains were made through the line 
and nothing wider than tackles were tried to make these. Earlham 
never came within striking distance of the Butler goals and played 
in Butler territory but twice the whole game. 

The game shows that Coach Page does not devote all his time to 
developing a good first team and leaving his seconds to plug for 
themselves. The second and third teams played like their superior 
brothers and it is plain to be seen that there is a reason why there 
is not a fixed and definite "first team." The men on the squad 
who had not until Saturday played ball, proved themselves worthy 
of another chance. 

Butler, 9 — Wabash, 7 

The most spectacular event of the season was Butler's sixth 
straight game, when she won from Wabash to the score of 9 to 7. 
Fifteen thousand persons saw the game, a new record for Indian- 
apolis football attendance. Long before noon some of another 
10,000, who failed to gain admission because of Irwin field's limited 
capacity, began arriving on the Butler campus. The Wabash con- 
tingent, 1,400 strong, came from Crawfordsville at 11 o'clock, and 
was joined later by 1,500 more Wabash alumni. 

At noon classroom sessions were ended at Butler. Hundreds of 
Butler alumni were on deck. By 1 o'clock the field was filling fast, 
and an hour before the game all seats were gone. It was act 
quickly then or never see the battle, and more than 500 boys and 
men swarmed over the southeast fence like bees until police reserves 
halted further inroads. 

October winds had rustled most of the leaves from campus trees, 
but in their stead on every limb clung eager youngsters. Deter- 
mined spectators were perched on the roof of every building adjoin- 
ing the field. It was a day of days for Butler. 

Until the actual start of play, Wabash prevailed the favorite to 
win by from seven to twenty points. Beneath a flaming sun. too 

224 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

warm for overcoats, the anxious thousands discussed possibilities. 
Both teams were undefeated this season; Butler has five victories 
and Wabash four. Wabash presented an almost veteran lineup. 
And this same Wabash team had defeated Butler exactly one year 
ago, 14 to 0. 

The Scarlet Cavemen and their lighter Butler adversaries took 
the field. Butler student cheering was finer than ever before. The 
men of Vaughan doffed their hats and lustily sang "Old Wabash." 
The visitors won the toss, elected to receive, and play began. 

Knee, Wabash fullback, made first down through the line ; then 
Singleton was forced to kick. Butler could not penetrate the 
Wabash line, and Griggs kicked outside at his thirty-five-yard line. 
A Caveman held and Eeichel, Butler center, blocked a pass. Sin- 
gleton failed to score a thirty-five-yard dropkick for Wabash. 

Ferree and Woods hit the Wabash line for two first downs, and 
then Hal Griggs scored a fifty-yard placekick. It was a daring per- 
formance, Grigg's fifth this year, thus breaking the 1921 indi- 
vidual season record of four scoring placekicks. And, according to 
all available records, it exceeded by two yards any other placekick 
ever scored in American college football. It was also the first time 
that Wabash had been scored on this fall. 

The Butler stands cheered madly. Their wild yells reverberated 
like thunder peals about the winding streets of classic Irvington. 
Why shouldn't they? 

Butler carried the attack to the Wabash nineteen-yard line at 
the start of the second quarter, but failed to make first down by 

A series of smashing line plays and a long forward pass by 
Wabash brought the ball within the shadow of the Butler goal. 
By sheer physical prowess the giant Wabash line and its steam 
roller back field wore down the dogged Butler defense. 

Then Fuzz Hungate, big Butler guard, coolly intercepted a 
Wabash forward pass on his own two-yard line. A daring pass. 
Griggs to Middlesworth. took the ball to the Butler forty-five-yard 
line. Ferree and Middlesworth hit the line and a short pass, 

Athletics 225 

Griggs to Woods, gave Griggs his second chance of the day to score 
a placekick. He made it good from the forty-five-yard line. 

The first half ended with Butler in the lead, G to 0. 

Dante should have been there then. It would have given him 
plenty of local color for his little book of poems. The Butler Band 
tooted away gaily with the ' ' Wabash Blues. ' ' 

But the 1921 game had been won here when Wabash started an 
unbeatable drive down the field at the start of the third period to 
the Butler south goal. Wabash came with the same great attack 
Saturday, and using the identical play he commandeered one year 
before, Tiny Knee scored a Wabash touchdown again at almost 
the identical place on Irwin field. Singleton made good a place- 
kick for a point after touchdown. 

Gee Whiz! Wabash, 7; Butler, 6! 

There were a lot of people there Saturday who said right at this 
point: "Well, there goes the old ball game. But didn't Butler 
hold 'em fine the first half?" 

Didn 't Butler hold 'em. Hold 'em, yea, and much more. Butler 
came back then with that old Bulldog stuff that defeated Illinois, 
and Butler beat Wabash, too. 

Have you ever seen a bulldog scrap? You have? Then you 
understand why it is that out in Irvington they call that plueky 
team the Butler Bulldogs. Kick a bulldog, once he is in a real 
fight, and kick him and kick him and kick him, and although the 
pup may be down at that moment, he is never out. He never quits. 
And when he's the underdog and when he's got OPPOSITION. 
that's when the bulldog fights the hardest. 

Butler received the kickoff and advanced the ball to its forty- 
yard line. Pat Page had his brainy youngsters well schooled in 
football tricks, and on the next play Woods made twenty yards on 
a fake criss-cross. It gave to Hal Griggs, the Butler sophomore 
with the educated toe, his third opportunity. And again Hal 
was not a Casey in this pinch. 

Lou Reichel, Butler center, passed the ball back nicely to Wally 
Middlesworth, quarterback, and while Wally deftly poised the ball 
in place the Butler line, to a man, did its work in preventing a 

226 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

desperate Wabash block. Griggs drew his dear old boot back and 
let 'er go. 

From the forty-three-yard line, folk, the pigskin sailed up and on 
as gracefully as a swallow, and exactly between the goal posts it 
tumbled, lazily yet gracefully. And then chaos began. 

That little forty-three-yard kick, the third of the day for Hal, 
was his shortest and still his most precious. It tied last year's 
record for place kicks scored in a single game. 

That little kick gave Butler the lead once more, 9 to 7. 

That little kick was the aerial Paul Revere that shook the whole 
football middle West. 

"Butler's not only coming," shouted that little kick, "but, peo- 
ple, Butler 's already there ! ' ' 

Nine to 7 ! Even sweeter was this combination to the Butler ear 
than the 10-to-7 score at Illinois. Butler was leading Wabash 
again. Oh, Mister Father Time, just give those Butler boys a 
chance, old man, and hurry, hurry, hurry ! 

Butler must hold 'em, and Butler did. Inspired by the sight of 
the golden gates of victory over Wabash, Butler played for its dear 

Down the field toward the Wabash goal rushed Butler in the 
fourth quarter. Fourth and goal. But the powerful Wabash line 
stood fast, and Butler lost the ball on downs, four inches from the 

Goldsberry, AVabash quarterback, intercepted a Butler pass a 
few minutes later, running to the Butler forty-five-yard line, where 
Reiehel stopped him. Wabash advanced the ball to the Butler 
twenty-yard line. It began to look as if joy were chasing up the 
wrong trees, after all. 

Thereupon, with the eyes of the ruthless multitudes wide upon 
him, the Wabash back emulated the Roman of old. He was put 
off the field for slugging and Wabash was penalized forty yards. 

Goldsberry was caught holding on the next play. 

Gas-house tactics had lost Wabash its golden chance. Caveman 
stuff had flashed again, poor stuff that should have passed before 
the dawning of this modern century of clean sport. 

Athletics 227 

Butler then carried the ball down the field to the Wabash twenty- 
yard line, when an offside penalty forced Griggs to kick. Fatigued, 
he purposely punted outside at the Wabash five-yard line. 

Two brilliant Wabash passes took the ball to the Butler twenty- 
seven-yard line. Once more Butler showed her great defensive 

A kick would win the game for Wabash, for time was about up. 
Duffin attempted a drop kick. The Butler line was through en 
masse and blocked it. A few moments later Duffin again tried to 
drop kick. Again that kick was blocked ! The game was over. 

Pandemonium? Well, ask your lucky friend who was there. 
Butler was delirious ; everybody was. The crowd rushed the field- 
house. Coach Pat Page was raised on eager shoulders and the vic- 
tory stampede began. Round and round Irwin field they went. 
Butler bandmen stood blaring widly, playing any old tune, if 
tunes they really were. 

Armistice day? No, brother, it was Victory day. Butler beat 
Wabash ! 

All Butler players came through the game without an injury. 
What at first had been thought to be a Butler timeout late in the 
fourth quarter was time out called for a conference of officials. 
Thus Butler has played six varsity contests without an injury and 
without once calling time out. 

"Headwork did it," said Coach Pat Page. "Headwork, and 
real grit. The line deserves a world of credit for the way it stood 
up against those Cavemen giants." 

Dr. Robert J. Aley, president of Butler, congratulated the team. 
"It was a clean victory, a well-earned victory, a wonderful vic- 
tory," he said. 

It was announced at the banquet that plans are to be started 
soon for a Butler athletic stadium. A number of prominent 
Indianapolis business men, many of them not alumni of Butler, 
occupied honor seats at the game. It was their sentiment, expressed 
informally, that the city of Indianapolis is now ready for a big 
stadium to accommodate all persons who wish to see Butler's ath- 
letic triumphs. Herbert R. Hill. 

228 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

Editorially, The Indianapolis News commented: 

Saturday's football game between Butler and Wabash showed 
that the city has a football team that has become a feature of the 
fall sports. Past performance, experience, weight and all the other 
little things that go to make up that mysterious something known 
as dope, favored Wabash to win. This could not fail to have its 
effect on the Butler players. It could affect them in two ways — 
discourage them enough to make defeat certain, or give them a 
fighting spirit that would insure victory. Nobody knows what 
Coach Page told the Butler players as he groomed them for the 
contest and nobody knows what each player thought, how he felt 
and his state of mind as the whistle blew for the first kickoff. 

But every person interested in football knows what happened. 
Butler — condemned to accept the little end of the score by prac- 
tically every sporting writer who made a prediction about the 
game — came from behind and pulled the contest out of the fire. 
Nine to seven does not leave sufficient margin for any of it to be 
frittered away, but it was enough. It was two points more for 
Butler than for Wabash and it converted the Butler supporters 
from near panic-stricken rooters into a mob of as wildly enthusiastic 
shouters as has been seen in Indianapolis since football came in 

Hal Griggs kicked the three goals that made the victory possible, 
yet back of Griggs was the line that held while he kicked and a 
team that by united effort kept the enemy at bay and made possible 
his wonderful exhibition. It was coaching and team work that 
brought home the Wabash scalp, and a worthy victory over a 
powerful team. Sporting writers are searching the records to see 
if any college player ever kicked farther than fifty yards for a goal. 
So far they have found none who has duplicated the Griggs per- 
formance in making three such goals on three trials. Notre Dame 
is coming after awhile with a team that is regarded as invincible. 
When the game starts the "dope" will favor the Notre Darne eleven, 
but some strange things have happened this season, and at any rate 
a Hoosier team will win. 

Opening of College 

The first chapel exercises of the year were held on Tuesday, 
September 19, on Irwin Field. Prayer was offered by Dr. Hall. 
A few brief talks in the interest of organizations by their represen- 
tatives followed: Russell Richardson, '23, on the Christian Asso- 
ciations; Edward McGavran, '24, explaining the Budget System; 
Harold Kealing, '23, for Debate ; Philip Brown, '23, for Athletics. 
Dr. Aley greeted this fine array of youth thus: 

I am glad to greet you as members of the great college fraternity. 
I want to discuss with you, for a little while, some reasons for your 
being here. The college, four years, why ? It takes out of life the 
four years from eighteen to twenty-two. These are four years of 
splendid manhood and womanhood, and years when opportunities 
for work of all sorts seem most plentiful. "Why spend them in 
academic halls? The State believes there is A^alue in the years so 
spent and taxes the people to support great institutions of learning. 
Men of wealth believe it to be worth while, for they endow with 
great sums colleges and universities. Parents are willing to make 
great sacrifices in order that their sons and daughters may spend 
these four years in college. Those of you who have been here 
before were eager and anxious to return. You who are here for 
the first time will soon catch the incurable fever and feel something 
of the greatness of the opportunity that is yours. 

I know of no better way to sum up the meaning of college than 
to quote these splendid words of President Hyde of Bowdoin Col- 
lege: "To be at home in all lands and all ages; to count Nature 
a familiar acquaintance and Art an intimate friend; to gain a 
standard for the appreciation of other men's work and the criticism 
of one's own; to make friends among the men of one's own age 
who are to be leaders in all walks of life ; to lose oneself in generous 
enthusiasms and co-operate with others for common ends ; to learn 
manners from students who are gentlemen ; and to form character 
under professors who are Christians — these are the returns of a 
college for the best four years of one's life." 


230 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

The college is the repository of knowledge. It conserves the 
knowledge that the world has developed and transmits it to stu- 
dents. It tends to create dissatisfaction with present attainments 
and to develop enthusiasm in the search for new knowledge. 
Through the study of History, acquaintance with the past is formed 
and a basis laid for the proper consideration of present-day prob- 
lems. In the study of Science a student comes to know something 
of the order of Nature and her method of work. In this study the 
very basis of invention, industry and business is to be found. In 
the study of Art and Literature acquaintance is made with man at 
his best and the student is inspired to rise to higher levels. It is in 
college that one gets into the current of modern thought and 
becomes a part of the onward progress of mankind. He who does 
not plunge into this current can hardly hope to have an important 
part in present-day affairs. All this demands effort. Success in 
getting the knowledge that the college has to give comes only by 
hard work. The idler and trifler get nothing from college, unless 
it be confirmation of their bad habits. Give yourselves to your 
tasks, work as men work in business, and the gifts of the gods 
are yours. 

The college furnishes the opportunity to establish standards. 
The whole atmosphere of the college is vibrant with the attainments 
and accomplishments of mankind. In such an atmosphere the stu- 
dent learns values, becomes possessed of a measuring stick, and 
forms the habit of judging his own accomplishments. As he pro- 
gresses, his standards improve and his judgments of himself become 
more severe. His egotism is replaced by humility and his self- 
assurance by knowledge. 

The college furnishes unique opportunity for developing friend- 
ship with the men and women who will be your co-workers through 
life. Twenty-five years from now you and the men and women 
in the other colleges of America will occupy the majority of the 
positions of trust, honor and responsibility in this land. It is a 
great thing to be one of this group, but it is a greater thing to be 
in the close fellowship of friendship with many members of the 
group. College friendships are the finest the world knows. Gray- 

Opening of College 231 

haired college' men will travel thousands of miles to spend a few 
hours on the old campus in friendly communion with their fellows 
of college days. Friendship is a mutual affair. You cannot have a 
friend unless you are a friend. In friendship each party must go 
much more than half way. Make friends with your teachers. They 
like it and you will profit by it. 

The period of college life is one of enthusiasms. You have come 
to your college work with splendid dreams and with a fixed deter- 
mination to realize them. Strive to keep these enthusiasms, for if 
you would be one of those who achieve high distinction you must 
carry these enthusiasms not only through the four years of your 
college days, but through all the years of your life. The work of 
the world is done by enthusiasts and dreamers. Your fellow 
enthusiasts are ready to join you in doing co-operatively the work 
at hand. The greatest word in the world today is co-operation. 
Guide your enthusiasm so that it may be a great power because 
it is linked with the enthusiasm of others in a great program. 

Conduct is the greater part of life. Unless the four years of 
college give you poise, self-control and good manners, your intel- 
lectual gains will count but little. The world expects much of the 
college man because he has been singled out and given unusual 
advantages. There are a great many things that the true college 
man simply will not do. His standards, his faith, his code of 
morals, and his habit of good manners hold him to a definite 
course. They make him hunt for the best and cause him to strive 
for a clean and pure life. 

The whole work of the college centers about the search for 
Truth and the transmission of Truth to others. Its officers and 
faculty are devout men giving themselves in full measure to the 
young men and women consigned to their care. They try to real- 
ize for the student the dream of Ex-President Eliot, who says : 
"In an active and interesting university the student lives in a 
bracing atmosphere; books engage him; good companionships 
invite him ; good occupations defend him ; helpful friends surround 
him; pure ideals are held up before him; ambitions spur him; 
honor beckons him. ' ' 

232 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

Yes, college is worth while. It gives something "to every one. 
Its rich gifts are for those who have the will to be and to do. Its 
doors are wide open to you. The feast is spread. Will you enter 
in and eat? 

Butler College Publications 

The War Record of Butler College 

Have you a copy of "Butler College in the World War?" If 
your life has ever touched Butler or if she has ever sheltered you 
or yours, you will want to own this story of her proud record so 
eloquently and accurately told. As I open the book and run 
through the pages, the familiar faces of the college boys, boys to 
us they seemed though men they proved themselves, look confidently 
out ; reading their letters and their few brief speeches, I hear again 
their voices in class room and chapel and college hall. Then indeed 
I realize anew that in her book Miss Graydon has given us "a 
moment's monument," that brief period in Butler's history has 
been captured and held for succeeding generations. 

"Butler in the World's War" is more than its title advertises. 
There are sections devoted to Butler College in the Civil War and 
in the Spanish-American War. In the main body of her book, 
without comment, Miss Graydon lets the men speak for themselves 
through their letters and their diaries and that is wisely done. As 
I read I see the boys I knew as Freshmen — Hilton Brown, John 
Kautz, Justus Paul, Storey Larkin, Henry Jameson, "Wally" 
Lewis, Paul Ragsdale, the Bonham boys, Myron Hughel, Garry 
Winders, the Wagoner boys, Fred Witherspoon, Frank Sanders, 
Paul Moore, Bob Kennington, Charlie Good — a throng of care-free 
boys suddenly called to shoulder world responsibilities. 

Another section is devoted to a careful and detailed account of 
the events of June 17, 1919, at Butler College — Soldiers' and Sail- 
ors' Day. Here we have a reproduction of all that when we were 

Butler College Publications 233 

still trembling with the horror of the war, was so feelingly and 
searchingly said both in the chapel that afternoon and at the Clay- 
pool in the evening. 

A chapter is devoted to the sixteen Butler college men who died 
during the war. A portrait of each is given and the significant 
facts of his life with the manner of his death are recited with loving 
and painstaking care. 

The final chapters consist of a list of all students of the North- 
western Christian University in the Civil War with an Honor Roll 
of those who died in that war and accounts of their deaths ; a cut of 
the old Northwestern Christian University building; a list of the 
Butler College men in the Spanish- American War ; and a complete 
record of nearly eight hundred Butler College men who were in 
service during the World's War. 

In collecting, compiling and publishing these statistics Miss 
Graydon has accomplished something the value of which the 
alumni of Butler will appreciate. The volume she has added to the 
historical documents of the college is as full and accurate as con- 
temporary record can be made by a woman whose heart throbbed 
with love of her subject and who has in eminent degree a genius 
for zealous, untiring accomplishment of the appointed task. 

The care manifested by the book's author is duplicated by that 
of the publishers. Coming from the press of The William Mitchell 
Printing Company of Greenfield, it bears many indications in the 
form and material of its make-up of the special interest and atten- 
tion of Mr. Mitchell and his son John Mitchell, Jr., of the class of 
1906. The personal touch so evident in Miss Graydon 's work 
extends to the editing and publishing, so that "Butler College in 
the World War" reflects the patriotism and loyalty not alone of the 
heroes of its story. Evelyn Butler. 

The Administration of Schools in the Dominion of Canada 
By William Leeds Richardson, Ph.D. 

A recent arrival on the editorial desk is a buckram-bound, sub- 
stantial-looking professional volume — The Administration of 
Schools in the Dominion of Canada* — by Dr. W. L. Richardson, 
Professor and Head of the Department of Education of Butler 
College. The book comprises a study of city school systems from 
the point of view of overhead management, and is based on the 
actual facts of administration as found in nearly sixty cities of 

It is designed to meet the need for accurate and detailed knowl- 
edge on scores of questions of school management, frequently 
desired by commissioners, board members, superintendents, and 
principals responsible for the carrying on of the most important 
of all civic enterprises — the education of the coming generation. 

The volume is replete with suggestions based on the methods 
actually in vogue in the schools of Canadian cities from coast to 
coast. Thus Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Cal- 
gary, Victoria, and the other cities of the Dominion with school 
systems which in management are both similar and frequently 
widely dissimilar, are reviewed respecting this universal aspect of 
the life of the citizens and their children. 

Perhaps no phase of civic life gives rise to so many objections 
regarding prevailing methods of administration, as the public 
school. Adverse comments arc numerous, and come from many 
sources, and the attempts to improve the conditions are often ill- 
advised and frequently attended with meager results. This is 
owing to the absence of any authoritative body of material from 
which to draw suggestions for needed improvement. Lacking pre- 
cise and reliable information, it is almost impossible to secure 
improvement, and as Mark TAvain remarked about the weather, 
so it is with school administration — "Everybody talks about it but 
nobodv does anvthinj?. " 

M. M. Dent & Sons, Toronto. Canada. 


Butler College Publications 235 

Professor Richardson's book will go far toward meeting the needs 
of Canadian school men. As with us on Ibis side of the border, 
many an educational administrator finds himself in a position of 
authority with comparatively little knowledge of how scores of 
details are handled in school sj'stcms other than tin- one in which 
he is working. Procedures gradually become fixed and the onlooker 
may rightly suspect that the official imagines his solution of some 
perplexing problem is the only one possible, yet the very problem 
in question may already have been attacked in many different ways 
elsewhere. Of course it is probably true that no school system (and 
parenthetically no college) is perfect in every particular, but many 
an official in the educational world has already incorporated in the 
management of the schools, or the institution under his direction, 
efficient administrative devices, and is thereby securing certain very 
desirable results. Granted an executive with an open mind, what 
would he not give for definite information as to innovations ? Crit- 
icism of his administrative methods may even be felt as quite 
deserved, but no assistance in the form of other methods already 
tried and proven successful being forthcoming, he can do nothing. 

While the volume under review exhaustively treats school admin- 
istration in Canadian cities, numerous references are made to the 
schools of the United States, and interesting comparisons instituted. 
In general design the text is somewhat unique. Each chapter is 
preceded by a summary in the form of brief statements of the 
material brought out in the following discussion, and is followed by 
a series of constructive recommendations. Some of the chapter 
titles and sub-titles are: "Functions of a City School Board." 
''Annual Per Capita Costs," "Superintendent of Schools. His 
Duties, Powers, Tenure, and Qualifications of the Ideal Superinten- 
dent," "Compulsory Education and Attendance Laws." "Text 
Books and Supplies — the Advantages and Disadvantages of Free. 
Uniform School Books," "Important Building Policies and Sug- 
gestions for Bringing about Proposed Fundamental Changes." 

Interspersed throughout the book are numerous graphs and other 
statistical material. 

The book is essentially a Canadian publication, with its chief 

236 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

applications and interest for Canadian school officials. Neverthe- 
less, board of education members and their executive officers respon- 
sible for the management of city public schools anywhere, will find 
this volume teeming with suggestions of administrative procedure, 
capable of introduction into the educational systems which they 

The Art of Acting and Public Speaking 
By Rollo Anson Tallcott 

Another professional volume jitst published by the Bobbs-Merrill 
Company is that edited by Professor Tallcott, of the Department 
of Public Speaking and Dramatic Art of Butler College. 

The purpose of the book is to set forth a comprehensive classi- 
fication of the different ways of presenting various types of litera- 
ture, taking into consideration the author's purpose and the type 
of audience to be entertained. This book is for the use of 
advanced students in normal schools, the college, the professional 
school of oratory and in the private studio. 

Part one deals with a valuable set of instructions for people who 
wish to direct plays. Parts two and three deal with public read- 
ing as based on acting. 

"It is my belief," said Prof. Tallcott, "that such a classification 
can be made and that it may become a useful guide in maintaining 
a standard of consistency among readers, entertainers and actors 
so that there may be less harsh criticism which the average elocu- 
tion teacher feels moved to make upon the propriety of this or that 
feature of the entertainment." 

This book of suggestion for dramatic interpretation is in response 
to a demand. It will, doubtless, meet well that demand and be of 
a very real help in its line of interest. 

Review of Modern Literature 

The Butler Alumnae Literary Club has issued the following 
program for 1922-1923 : 

September 23 — Hostess, Miss Bessie Power. Novels Much Dis- 
cussed: A. S. M. Hutchinson, "If Winter Comes," Mrs. Rose 
Billings Morrison; Edna Ferber, "The Girls," Miss Inn a Brayton. 

October 28 — Hostess, Miss Margaret Duden. The Nobel Prize, 
Miss Irma Bachman; Anatole France, "Little Pierre," Miss Bea- 
trice Hoover. 

November 25 — Hostess, Miss Irma Bachman. Recent Poetry. 
Robert Frost, Miss Esther Fay Shover; Carl Sandburg, "Smoke 
and Steel," Miss Gretchen Scotten; Christopher Morley, "Chim- 
ney Smoke, ' ' Mrs. Florence Hosbrook Wallace. 

December 23 — Hostess, Miss Maude Russell. Biography. Lytton 
Strachey, ' ' Queen Victoria, ' ' Miss Marie Binninger ; Lytton 
Strachey, "Eminent Victorians," or "Americanization of Edward 
Bok," Mrs. Edith Gwartney Butler. 

January 27 — Hostess, Mrs. Florence Hosbrook Wallace. In the 
Field of Politics. "Mirrors of Washington," Miss Margaret 
Duden ; ' ' Mirrors of Downing Street, ' ' Miss Maude Russell. 

February 24 — Hostess, Mrs. Lettie Lowe Myers. The Mystery 
Story. Carolyn Wells, "Technique of the Mystery Story," Miss 
Clara Thormyer; Carolyn Wells, "The Mystery Girl," or "Rasp- 
berry Jam," Miss Ruth Carter; Hannah Gartland, "The House 
of Cards," or Harrington Hext, "Number 87," Miss Irma Brayton. 

March 24— Hostess, Miss Ruth Carter. Traprock, "The Cruise 
of the Ka Wa," Miss Anna K. Murphy; William S. Maugham, 
"The Trembling of a Leaf," Miss Bessie Power. 

April 28 — Hostess, Mrs. Edith Gwartney Butler. Arnold Ben- 
nett, "Mr. Prohack," Miss Corinne Welling; Ernest Poole. "Beg- 
gars' Gold," Mrs. Lettie Lowe Myers. 

May 26— Hostess, Miss Beatrice Hoover. Younger Novelists. 
F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Beautiful and Damned," Miss Pearl 
Forsyth; Stephen Benet, "The Beginning of Wisdom." Miss Luey 


238 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

Officers — President, Miss Bessie Power; vice-president, Miss 
Pearl Forsyth; secretary, Mrs. Florence Hosbrook Wallace; treas- 
urer, Miss Ruth Carter; program committee, Miss Irma Bachman, 
Miss Gretchen Scotten, Mrs. Florence Hosbrook Wallace, Miss 
Corinne Welling, Miss Clara Thormyer. 

Alumni Expressions on the Location of 
Butler College 

The further along the pathway of life one goes the more highly 
he is apt to regard spiritual values. This is true especially of 
college folk. In the mind of the old grad, the associations, mem- 
ories, traditions and experiences of undergraduate days loom ever 
larger with the passing of time. If the four years of college work 
and play net the usual and normal returns to a student, later 
absence from his alma mater will only intensify the love he bears 
to the institution and all that it encompasses: its faculty and stu- 
dent contacts, its ancient halls, its ivy-covered walls, its classrooms, 
its chapel, its campus-w?iks bordered with grand old trees of beech 
and oak — in fact, every spot about the place hallowed by pleasant 
associations. Lacking this wealth of precious memories of one's 
alma mater how drab in color and full of emptiness indeed must 
be the gallery of memories that should be in the heart of every 
college man and woman! 

When the recent propaganda to move the college was started I 
was surprised and grieved, as well. I felt that Butler was being 
threatened with a death stab by some who should be among its best 
friends. All talk in favor of moving seemed to discount Butler's 
glorious past in Irvington and to picture an uncertain future on 
a site around which no college community exists and none can exist 
for years, if ever. It requires many years to build up a college 
community and another such as Irvington can never be duplicated 
in Indianapolis. To wrest Butler College away from Irvington 
iioav, after a prosperous and happy union of a half century, will 

Location of Butler College 239 

seem an act of betrayal of faith and desertion as well as probable 

suicide on the part of the College— at least in so far as maintaining 
any connection with its previous life is concerned. 

Butler College stands and has stood for years like a sturdy oak 
of the forest — upright and deep-rooted. The oak may be cut down 
and destroyed, but it cannot be transplanted. To attempt to uproot 
it would mean fatal injury and death. What it needs is suste- 
nance. Butler College can be uprooted and destroyed but it can- 
not be removed. Whenever the present site with all its wealth of 
traditions and associations is deserted it will mean the passing of 
my alma mater. "The college that I love the best" will be no 
more. It will be a new and different institution. There will be 
many loyal alumni who will join me in lamenting the fact that 
Butler was permitted to die in order that a new institution might 
come into being at Fairview or elsewhere. I do not believe that 
such a sacrifice is honorable or necessary. 

It is very evident to all that Butler needs immediately more 
buildings and a greatly increased endowment. At the risk of a 
charge of lese-majesty the question arises— why is nothing being 
done? Why has no real worthy effort been made to secure the 
co-operation of alumni and Irvingtonians in general in these mat- 
ters ? Buildings and increased funds both can be obtained if those 
in authority will first end this removal propaganda and then pro- 
mote a constructive and progressive campaign. Aside from ath- 
letics (we take off our hats to Pat Page) we seem now merely to 
be marking time. Let us have action in other quarters. The real 
call is for a bigger and better Butler right in Irvington. 

Edgar T. Forsyth, '95. 

I am a resident of Irvington and a loyal friend of Butler College. 
I entered in 1876 so that my connection with this institution covers 
its entire life in Irvington, except one year. In that time I have 
known nearly every member of the faculty with his wife and chil- 
dren. I have had an acquaintance with students of every period 
following that time. I have attended chapel exercises, alumni 
suppers, Founders' Day dinners, Commencement exercises, and 
even athletics have been part of my interests. Being too advanced in 

240 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

life to bake or shiver on the bleachers, I open my window to hear 
the shouts at football and when the young voices break forth into 
Cheer, boys, cheer, for Butler has the ball "my heart leaps up" 
in sympathy with that young life. 

Yes. I know Butler and I love Butler. It is an institution of 
whose record I am proud. It has a conscientious Board, a faculty 
of scholarly attainments, a noble body of students and alumni. I 
enjoy living in an atmosphere created by such an institution, and 
my very love makes me long for a "bigger and a better Butler" — 
bigger that it may minister to the needs of the ever-increasing 
number of young people taking advantage of its opportunities of 
training for useful lives — better in that the present day demands a 
wider range of subjects never dreamed of a few years ago. I long 
to see it housed in beautiful surroundings, in noble buildings worthy 
of its history and aspirations. A negro washerwoman assures me 
there is plenty of room out in her neighborhood ! Granted, but 
that does not satisfy. If Fairview with its magnificent possibilities 
cannot be brought to Irvington, Butler must go to Fairview. 

"Why should we oppose the change 1 Do not our friends build 
larger, better homes with modern conveniences and beauty never 
dreamed of before ? And we congratulate them on what they have 
acquired — not condemn them for abandoning the old home. In a 
recent newspaper appeared a picture of Washington street as I 
first knew it with its picturesque old buildings, but no one so in 
love with the past would have the New York Store of today housed 
in old Glenn's Block with its poor ventilation, inadequate lighting, 
crowded quarters unequal to serving the needs of our growing city. 

It is not that I love Butler's past less, but that I love its future 
more that I am in favor of its removal. Fairview with noble build- 
ings must appeal to every one. We have fine boulevards, beautiful 
parks, admirable hospitals, what greater addition could we make 
to our city than a college housed in buildings of noble architecture 
with beautiful surroundings? You can see it in your mind's eye 
and rejoice in it. Think of the pride with which it will be viewed 
by citizens and shown to visitors. Who comes out to see the present 
site? I, for one, often feel like throwing tenderly a mantel over 
it to hide its poverty and ugliness from view. 

Location of Butler College 241 

There have appeared in print a number of expressions against 
the removal giving the impression that friends are opposed. This 
I think is a mistake. Although only a resident of Irvington with 
no connection with the college but friendship, I have been asked 
by alumni, friends, and citizens about the change and every time, 
after a little conversation, the inquirer with a look of relief on his 
face has said, "I am glad to hear you say so for I believe in the 
removal. ' ' This summer two professors from Indiana colleges met 
on their vacation and after discussing the question agreed that 
Butler had the opportunity offered to no other Indiana College. It 
is up to us, alumni, students, and friends of Butler College to meet 
this opportunity and Butler men and women are no slackers as 
"Butler College in the World War" so ably testifies to their loyalty 
and patriotism. We, the sons and daughters, must not be slackers 
at this critical time. What can we do to uphold the hands of the 
board of directors — men with the true interests of the college at 
heart and sorely in need of our support"? I would suggest that 
while a few opponents of this noble plan have appeared in print, 
those in favor write personal letters to members of the board giving 
encouragement and pledging support. This will take some work 
and a little self-denial, but for what a cause ! We will not see it 
realized in our lifetime, but our children's children will have the 
benefit and our city stand pre-eminent in what she has builded for 
the future. L - N - 

I view the possibility of the move with mixed sentiments. Pos- 
sibly I can best express these sentiments by stating that if the move 
is decided upon, in my opinion, it will be regarded as a mistake for 
a long time, probably for twenty-five years. After that time, how- 
ever, I feel that it will be realized that the move was the best thing 
that has ever happened in the history of the College. 

Harold B. Tharp. "11. 

In a general way I favor the location of Butler on the north side 
for the reason that I believe it will command the support of many 
north side residents in the proposed campaign for funds who would 
not be interested should the school remain in Irvington. I under- 

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stand the College is somewhat restricted for space in its present 
location, which would not be the case at Fairview. In my opinion 
the College would gain prestige if brought to Fairview. Further- 
more, I believe many residents of the city will send their children to 
Butler if the College is moved to Fairview who would otherwise 
send them to out-of-town schools. 

I am for whatever will conduce to the growth and added useful- 
ness of Butler and it is my conviction this can best be accomplished 
through locating the College at Fairview or some other attractive 
spot on the north side. Here, in a new atmosphere, with new and 
modern buildings, added facilities, etc., the school should take on a 
new and larger life. Albert G. Snider. 

When I first heard of the project of moving Butler to Fairview 
Park I was pleased, for I coveted that beautiful site for our college. 
I crowned the hills with temple-like edifices, dotted the waters with 
regattas and peopled those paths and groves with throngs of happy 
students. I was charmed with my air castles or rather air colleges. 
But on further consideration I changed my mind and now I am 
not in favor of any removal. Outside of the beauty of the site 
Fairview has no advantage over Irvington as a location. It is no 
nearer for residential students. There is no community made up 
of families whose mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children 
attended Butler College. There is an atmosphere of love and 
loyalty in Irvington though it may not be so apparent on the sur- 
face. We are all too apt to conceal or at least not express our 
deepest feelings. This atmosphere has been fifty years accumulat- 
ing. It ought not be wasted. Alumni can never feel the same 
to a new spot as to this one hallowed by school day memories. 

It is said that the probable purchasers of the present plant would 
be the Catholics. Who can endure the thought that this Protestant 
stronghold should fall to the hands of Catholics? 

Sentiment not only seems against the change but plain common 
sense. The $200,000 that it would take to buy the site is only a 
small item when we consider the cost of putting up new buildings. 
The price obtainable for the present plant would be only a drop in 
the bucket. What Butler needs most is more teachers, better sal- 

Location of Butler College 243 

aries, better equipment, and new buildings to take care of its grow- 
ing student body. 

There are many small things that could be done to beautify the 
present site. The approach from the east has always been unat- 
tractive. My understanding is that the triangle bounded by But- 
ler University and Ohmer avenues belongs to the College. That 
by all means ought to be set out with trees and shrubbery. 

I'm in favor of holding on to and caring for what we have. 

VlDA T. COTTMAN, '90. 

I am in favor of Butler's moving to Fairview Park and I am in 
favor because I 'm for Butler first, last, and always. 

For Butler's sake the move ought to be made. 

Fairview Park offers great natural, economic and social advan- 
tages which make it an ideal location for the "Bigger and Better 
Butler." Among these advantages are included (1) a landscape 
effect of surpassing beauty, (2) proximity to the heart of the 
Indianapolis residential district, (3) adequate and convenient 
street car facilities, (4) freedom from annoyance by railroad ol- 
factory, (5) ample acreage for the commodious buildings, spacious 
campus, and adequate athletic fields necessary to Butler's program 
of expansion, (6) present and future isolation from those social and 
moral influences prevalent in congested areas, which tend to retard 
the development of the Christian educational ideal, (7) an open 
section of the city making it possible for the college to build its own 
community of those attracted by its presence there, thus creating 
its own congenial atmosphere. These advantages in combination 
offer an unparalleled opportunity for a most rapid, harmonious 
and permanent development. 

Furthermore, the purchase of Fairview Park would not only 
secure these unusual and necessary advantages, but as an auspicious 
inauguration of Butler's forward program it would challenge the 
attention and assure the co-operation of not only the city of Indian- 
apolis, but of the state of Indiana. On the other hand a decision 
to remain in the present restricted and crowded and unstated area. 
especially after so long continued a discussion of a now expected 
removal, would be interpreted as a backward step and would inevi- 

244 Butler Alumnal Quarterly 

tably react against the fine enthusiasm engendered by the prospect 
of a great forward-looking program of expansion. I am confident 
it will prove easier to do the big, outstanding, heroic thing, than to 
attempt to re-fire a sagging, commonplace program. Ten dollars can 
be enlisted in promoting a great university that will meet the needs 
of the present and make provision for a future development far 
exceeding any present plans or preconceived program, to where 
one dollar might be enlisted to bolster up a curtailed program. 

Finally, the existing world situation with its insistent challenge 
to every educational institution that it develop trained leaders in 
increasingly adequate fashion imposes upon Butler, in the intimate 
interests of the city, the state and humanity itself, the responsibility 
of adopting a program commensurate with the possibilities not only 
of this day and generation but of generations and even centuries 
yet to come. And such a program removal to Fairview Park will 
make possible. 

If ever our Butler is to make the great venture, now is the time, 
today is the day of opportunity. 

"The past is as a story told, 
The future may be writ in gold." 

R. Melvyn Thompson, '21. 

To James Whitcomb Riley 

Thou art gone, oh peerless Poet, 
Gone from our midst this day, 
Yet leaving behind thee thy legacy 
That ne'er shall pass away; 
Enshrined thou art with us Hoosiers, 
Thou art named on every hand 
As the prince of children's poets, 
Throughout our broad, fair land. 

Thou hast done what many will never 

Have vision as thine to do ; 

Thou hast made this old world seem brighter 

And showed us a sky of blue. 

When others have looked at the storm cloud 

Thou hast seen a lining so bright 

And you sang of the songs of childhood, 

Attuned our heart-strings aright. 

While others may cant of your genius 

And tell of your gift of rhyme, 

Yet you showed me a love for the simple 

That makes child-like love sublime. 

Thine was a worthy ambition, 

Thine was a life full of love 

For the God-given blessings of childhood, 

Coming from Heaven above. 

And the truths that you spoke in your verses 

Shall live with us now evermore, 

And the lessons you've taught us, oh Riley, 

Will come home to us o'er and o'er. 

Though you're gone we will ever remember 

Your creed of "sunshiny" ways, 

And we '11 live in a world made the sweeter 

By your songs of childhood days. 

— Lester C. Xagley. '24. 



Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Subscription price, two dollars per year. 

Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indian- 
apobs, Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

Officers of the Alumni Association — President, Claris Adams, '10; First Vice- 
President, Charles Richard Yoke, '96; Second Vice-President, Mrs. 
Frances Doan Streightoff, '07; Treasurer, Stanley Sellick, '16. 

Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumnal Quarterly — Katharine M. 
Graydon, '78. 

Around the College 

Enrollment for Present Semester 

Men Women Total 

Former 224 319 543 

New 21G 253 469 

Total 440 572 1,012 

New Students 

Freshmen Special Advanced Total 

Men ITS 1 37 216 

Women 195 3 55 253 

Total 373 4 92 469 

Total Summer 236 

Total I Sem. 1922-23 1,012 

Duplicates 64 

Net Total 1,184 

Extension 681 

Grand Total 1,865 


Around the College 


Attendance First Semester Each Year 

1912-13 294 

1913-14 296 

1914-15 318 

1915-16 381 

1916-17 402 

1917-18 403 

1918-19 730 (S. A. T. C.) 

1919-20 588 

1920-21 677 15% —Increase 

1921-22 867 27% —Increase 

1922-23 1,012 16%%— Increase 

Geographical Distribution 

No. of Students 

City (Indianapolis) 691 

Towns (118) 245 

States (25) 70 

Foreign Countries (2) 6 


Church Statistics, 1922-23 — First Semester 

Adventist 1 

Baptist 71 

Catholic 30 

Christian 347 

Christian Science . 19 

Congregational 3 

Episcopal 27 

Evangelical 13 



Lutheran 13 

Methodist -"" 

Presbyterian 114 

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Church Statistics, 1922-23 — First Semester — Continued. 

Protestant 6 

Reformed 5 

Universal 1 

Unitarian 9 

United Brethren 5 

Union 1 

No Church 73 


The Butler Collegian appeared on the opening day of school 
in new and fine form. Enlarged to a six-column newspaper, full 
of pep and boost, good editorially, replete with campus news, it is 
in form and matter an excellent expression of Butler doings and 
Butler spirit. The Quarterly congratulates the editor and his 
assistants. The staff is composed of John H. Heiney, '23, as editor, 
and David Dunlap, '23, as business manager. The sheet appears 
on Monday afternoons. 

The Butler Band organized last year with Fred Jaehne as band- 
master made a commendable beginning in a much-needed direction, 
but the College wants, and so do the members of the organization, 
a larger and better band. This group of boys needs encourage- 
ment and assistance. It needs a paid director who will bring out 
the ability existent in the school. Will not some alumnus step 
forward and put the organization in a position to meet the many 
demands made upon it? The College needs sorely a good band. 
Let us help the boys to furnish it! 

To accommodate the unprecedented number of students with no 
additional space and slight enlargement of faculty certain changes 
have been made in the academic schedule. Courses are given 
throughout six days, and courses are given throughout the after- 
noon as well as the morning. Saturday afternoon, however, will 
remain a holidav. 

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In speaking of the change, President Aley said: "Butler Col- 
lege believes it the aim of the American college to accommodate 
as many students as possible without lowering its graduation stand- 
ard or entrance standard. Butler College will not stand for lim- 
ited registrations as far as plain numbers are concerned. We are 
applying this belief in reorganizing our schedule and making our 
physical equipment capable of providing for the hundreds of stu- 
dents who now register at Butler." 

Many improvements have taken place throughout the College 
during the summer. The offices have been remodeled, the outer 
room given over to Miss Cotton, new registrar, the inner office to 
Dean Putnam. The room formerly occupied by Professor Gelston 
has been given over to the faculty for general occupation. New 
lockers have been provided for the boys' room. But the most not- 
able change has occurred on Irwin Field. Coach Page and his 
assistants — Middlesworth, Griggs and Strole — after spending near- 
ly the entire summer on improvements on the field have succeeded 
in making a gridiron of no mean appearance. A new fence has 
been built on the west and south sides with a ticket booth at the 
main entrance on the northwest corner. 

New bleachers have been constructed on both the east and west 
sides of the field which with the old north bleachers will accommo- 
date over ten thousand people. A wire fence has been built on the 
inside of the field between the bleachers and the side lines in order 
that there will be no interference of any nature during the games. 
Coach Page insists that the side lines be kept clear of spectators. 

The gymnasium has been remodeled inside to accommodate more 
students at one time. New showers have been installed in the front 
northeast dressing room. 

A new press box has been constructed over the west side gate- 
way which will seat twelve representatives of the press. The new 
box was constructed particularly for press men and will be used 
exclusively by them. It is higher than the bleachers and is situated 
exactly at the yard line, giving a clear view of the entire field. 

W. G-. Irwin, '89, had the pleasure of helping to make possible 
these improvements. 

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Irvington merchants have caught the spirit. H. L. Ball has 
offered to the player making the first touchdown in the first sched- 
uled game $5.00 worth of free work. For each succeeding touch- 
down in same game, one suit cleaned and pressed free. 

Ernest Johnson, proprietor of the Butler Cafe, and Frank Wil- 
son of Wilson's Pharmacy, have offered two cash prizes of $10 and 
of $5 for the two best college yells submitted by students before 
September 29. 

"A school that has grown as Butler has, and with the football 
teams that have gone to the front as Butler teams have, needs some 
new fighting yells," said Mr. Johnson. "Frank Wilson and I go 
to most of the games and we just got so tired of hearing 'blue and 
white, let's fight' and the other tame ones, we decided to try our 
hand at obtaining some new yells." 

Butler does need new yells, but Butler also needs a new College 
song. Is there not an alumnus of spirit and ability to send in a 
College Song? Do not, alumni, criticize our lack — anybody can 
do that — but send to the Quarterly a beautiful, worthy song to 
go down the years. 

The latest club organized for the College calls itself the Butler 
Boosters' Club. It is composed of fifty young live alumni who 
lunch together each Wednesday and consider questions vitally con- 
nected with College promotion. They were a real power in putting 
through Homc-Coming Day. 

The Christian Associations have made to the student body a 
grateful gift in a Butler directory. This vest pocket booklet con- 
tains a brief history of the College, the College calendar, athletic 
schedules, football scores, and other athletic records. It also con- 
tains entrance and graduation requirements, major requirements, 
faculty committees, Butler yells and songs, campus organizations 
and their purposes and work and several cuts of campus views and 
athletic teams. For the reason that the little book contains these 
thousand and one things that are everyday needs in the student's 

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life, and because it contains information that all freshmen musi 
become readily acquainted with, it is called the "Freshman Bible." 

Very often the college itself pays for the publication of the hand- 
book. In other schools the students can obtain the handbook for 
a nominal sum paid at the registrar's office. The arrangement and 
publication of the handbook has cost the two associations no little 
sum, but since they are on the campus in the capacity to serve the 
student body they arc preparing to distribute the books free of 

Provision has been made in the back of the book for an insertion 
of all the names of the students registered with their addresses and 
telephone numbers. This information will be prepared as soon as 
the office has completed the after work of registration and will be 
given to each student. 

Great credit is due Stanley Cain for his work in compiling this 

A subscription of $7,000 was made by the senior class of 1922 
as a graduating gift to college endowment fund. The money was 
all pledged by members of the graduating class. It will be known 
as the "Class of 1922 Endowment." 

The gift was the first large contribution to the Butler permanent 
endowment fund, which is to be held in trust by the Butler Foun- 
dation. Only the interest from this fund can be used by the col- 
lege, the principal remaining intact. 

The senior class gift was made on the basis of annual payments 
for five years. This plan was instituted by the class of 1921. which 
likewise gave money toward the Butler Endowment. 

Changes have occurred in the removal of some Greek letter 
societies to other quarters and also in the opening of new houses. 
The directory of the present year is as follows: 

The Campus Club Butler College Residence 

Kappa Kappa Gamma 5432 University Avenue 

Kappa Alpha Theta 215 Butler Avenue 

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Pi Beta Phi 275 South Audubon Koad 

Delta Delta Delta 5621 Beechwood Avenue 

Delta Pi Omega 221 South Ritter Avenue 

Zeta Tau Alpha 69 North Irvington Avenue 

Delta Tau Delta 15 South Ritter Avenue 

Phi Delta Theta 6 North Pleasant Run Boulevard 

Sigma Chi 209 Downey Avenue 

Lambda Chi Alpha 24 Butler Avenue 

At the close of the last school year the representative student 
committee composed of the presidents of all campus organizations, 
after careful investigation and discussion, came to the conclusion 
that a new system of finance was necessary in the student affairs of 
the college. It therefore was decided that in the year 1922- '23 the 
budget system should be started here. To this end resolutions were 
drawn up and adopted by said committee, approved and indorsed 
by President Aley and unanimously passed by the faculty com- 

The need for a budget system has been felt at Butler College for 
a long time. With the increase in the student body there is an 
increase in money demands on the students and also an increase in 
demand for such a system. The constant unexpected money drain 
upon the students is hard not only upon them, but also upon the 
organizations making the necessary worthy drives. 

Under the budget system there will be but one drive made at 
the commencement of the school year for the whole college year. 
In this manner the many individual drives will be done away with 
and students and organizations alike can count on a definite sum. 
An emergency fund will be established to take care of unforeseen 
expenses. Under this new system the giving is organized and 
can be most effectively used and distributed. It is little more than 
a variation and adaptation of the chest fund which is used in almost 
all large cities and by many of our churches and schools. 

Letters received from other colleges having this system are full 
of enthusiasm for this plan and say that great benefits are to be 
derived from it. 

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The drive is now on for the Student Budget Fund, which fund, 
it is hoped, will reach the sum of $5,000. Half of the student body 
has been approached with the result of $2,300 subscribed. The 
outlook is encouraging. 

A new club has been added to the Butler College organizations 
composed of all college women living at the Residence. The 
name of the association is ' ' The Campus Club ; " its insignia 
is an ivy leaf in silver with veins of gold. The club colors are gold 
and silver and its flower is the chrysanthemum. The charter mem- 
bers are the seniors and juniors living at the Residence. This 
year's officers are: President, Miss Dora Rigdon, of Morristown; 
secretary, Miss Mildred Goff, of Russellville ; treasurer, Miss Garnet 
Hussey, of Carmel. The purpose of the club is to support the all- 
college spirit at Butler, to promote the interests of the Residence 
group, and to preserve and make dormitory traditions that will 
contribute to the happiness and esprit de corps of successive Resi- 
dence groups. 

The news of Dr. W. C. Harris's resignation was received with 
surprise and sincere regret. He made many friends while con- 
nected with the College. He was the type of man — scholarly, gen- 
tlemanly, actively interested in the welfare of the students — one 
wishes to see upon a faculty. Dr. Harris goes to the Ohio Uni- 
versity at Athens, Ohio, where he is head of the department of 
History. The best wishes of the Quarterly follow Mr. and Mrs. 
Harris to their new home and new work. 

The College was fortunate in securing as successor of Professor 
Harris, Professor Paul A. Haworth. He is well known as an 
explorer, historian and writer. He is a graduate of Indiana Uni- 
versity and for a number of years taught history at Columbia Uni- 
versity and later at Bryn Mawr College. 

Prof. Haworth has contributed articles to magazines, and is the 
author of "The Path of Glory," a romance of the French and 
Indian war. He has helped write three encyclopedias, a history 
of the world and a history of the United States. In 1901 he made 

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a study of race conditions in the South for a magazine and in 1910 
made a similar study of Avhat the Canadians are doing and expect 
to do. 

Prof. Haworth returned to Indiana in 1912 and has lived at his 
country place near Indianapolis since. He made a canoe trip of 
11,000 miles through an unexplored part of the Canadian Rocky 
mountains, in 1916, and discovered a mountain and a glacier that 
probably is the largest in the Rocky mountain system. In 1919, he 
again visited this country and discovered two lakes, other moun- 
tains, and a 160-foot waterfall. 

Miss Juna Lutz, '17, instructor in mathematics, has been granted 
a year's leave of absence which she will spend at the University of 
Chicago on work for a Master's degree. Her place is being filled 
by Mrs. Gladys Banes Bradley, '20. 

Assistant Professor Jordan Cavan, of the department of Educa- 
tion, has resigned to join the teaching staff of Rockford College for 
Women, Illinois. His place is supplied by Mr. Pleasant Hightower. 

Mr. A. B. Anthony, instructor in Economics, has resigned to 
accept a position in the same department in Cornell University. 
He is succeeded by Mr. Punke. 

Mile. Tonone, '22, has gone to the University of Illinois, where 
she is instructor in the Romance language department. She is suc- 
ceeded by Miss Martha Kincaid, of Butler's class of '13. Miss 
Kincaid was an instructor in the College in the year 1918-1919. 

Assistant Professor Woodruff has been granted a year's leave of 
absence to work in the University of Chicago for his doctorate. He 
is succeeded by R. V. Pritchard, who comes from the University of 
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. 

Miss Vera Koehring, a graduate of Butler with the class of '16, 
has been added as instructor to the department of Zoology, and 
Miss Whisenand to that of Spanish. 

Personal Mention 

Mrs. Helen Andrews Tafel, '17, has returned to Indianapolis for 

Truman T. Felt, '22, is now at Evansville, Indiana, where he is 
news editor of the Evansville Journal. 

Russell T. Gard, a former student, is assistant superintendent of 
the Methodist Episcopal Hospital in Indianapolis. 

Robert A. Bull, '97, and Mrs. Bull came from Chicago to spend 
Home-Coming Day at the College. 

Rev. Elvin Daniels, '14, has removed to Indianapolis, where he 
has charge of the Eastern Heights Christian Church. 

Mrs. Marie Hamilton Miller, ex- '18, has removed from Indian- 
apolis to Redlands, California, where her husband, Dr. Miller, is 
practicing dentistry. 

Harrison Cale, ex- '07. located in Wichita, Kansas, recently spent 
a Sunday in Irvington. 

Miss Dorothy L. Phillips, '19, is doing graduate work at Rad- 
cliffe College. 

Oscar C. Hagemier, former student and ex-service man, is prac- 
ticing law in Indianapolis. 

William E. Hacker, '16, is living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where 
he is in the Commercial Organization Service. 

Miss Dorothy Forsyth, '20, spent the summer in Europe. She is 
teaching in the high school of Windfall, Indiana. 

J. J. Roberts, ex- '11, ex-service man, is in the United States Vet- 
erans' Hospital No. 50, at Prescott, Arizona. Mr. Roberts is not 
forgotten about the College nor that fine war record of his. 

Leroy C. Hanby, '17, who received in June his LL.B. degree at 
the Indiana Law School, is practicing law in Connersville, Indiana. 


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Hugh Shields, '15, Mrs. Shields, '16, and little son were seen on 
the campus in September. They are now Irving in Ridgeneld, 

Hoy W. Townsend, '14, received with the class of '22, the Master 
of Arts degree from Indiana University. 

Dr. Charles E. Arnold, former student and loyal friend of the 
College, is completing a beautiful residence on the Pleasant Run 
boulevard, Irvington. 

Donald A. McGavran, '19, who took with honor the B.D. degree 
at the Yale School of Religion, is teaching in the College of Mis- 

Dr. Charles T. Paul, president of the College of Missions, and 
Mrs. Paul, have been granted a year's leave of absence to visit for- 
eign missions, especially the stations in China and India. They 
sailed from Vancouver, October 19. 

One good face it was especially pleasant to see on the campus on 
Home-Coming Day, that of Cullen Thomas, '13. He is located in 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is enjoying his residence there and his 

Rev. B. F. Dailey, '87, Mrs. Dailey and Miss Edith Dailey, '20, 
have gone to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the winter. It is sin- 
cerely hoped that there, after a lingering illness at home, Miss 
Dailey will soon recover. 

Frederick E. Schortemeier, Indianapolis, and Maurice B. Judd. 
"Washington, are among the Butler alumni and former students 
making their initial appearance in ' ' Who 's Who ' ' in the new issue. 

James G. Randall is a part of the History faculty of the Univer- 
sity of Illinois. It was pleasant to have Professor Randall root 
with the Butlerites at the recent Illinois game. 

President and Mrs. Aley have purchased the residence formerly 
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Recker, and their address is 59 

Personal Mention 257 

North Hawthorne Lane. On October 6 they entertained delight- 
fully the faculty and local trustees. 

Anson H. Washburn, '98, is superintendent of the public schools 
of Petoskey, Michigan. Aside from his professional interests, he 
is active in all good enterprises of his town. He remembers Butler 
College very pleasantly and hopes to return for a visit in no distant 

Ben E. Watson, '18, is at present in the Drake Bible School of 
Tokyo, Japan, where he is acting dean and treasurer of the mission, 
besides teaching in a high school for boys. He enjoys his work. 

The Friendship Circle, whose membership is composed of Miss 
Noble's " girls," held two meetings during the summer, being 
entertained in July by Mrs. Eva Jeffries King, '91, with a porch 
party, and in September by Mrs. Vida Cottman, '90, at luncheon. 

The committee on construction of the Purdue Memorial Union 
has asked for the seal in colors of Butler College to place with the 
insignia of other Indiana colleges in their new building. When one 
looks upon the picture of the design of that noble Memorial Purdue 
is erecting to her war dead, it is not easy to walk on contented with- 
out some expression in high form for our Butler heroes. 

Miss Irene Hunt, '10, after a summer spent in her home in 
Irvington, has returned to Spokane, Washington, where she is 
teaching English in the high school. Miss Hunt is secretary of the 
Spokane Education Association, and has recently been appointed 
delegate to the State Association meeting. 

Austin Vincent Clifford, '17, who received in June his degree of 
LL.B. from the Harvard Law School, is located in Indianapolis. 
with the firm of Matson, Carter, Ross & McCord, 947 Consolidated 

Butler College has been represented in the Harvard Law School 
by Austin F. Denny, '62 ; John S. Duncan, '65 ; Frederick Schorte- 
meier, '12, and Herbert Hill, '21. 

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Robert Brackett and Mrs. Brackett spent Home-Coming Day on 
the campus. Mr. Brackett resides at Frankfort, Indiana. He is 
candidate for Auditor of State on the Democratic ticket. 

Miss Josephine and Miss Narcie Pollitt spent the summer with 
their mother in Bay View, Michigan. Butler was there represented 
well by her alumni, there being: Miss Margaret Duden, Misses 
Katharine and Ellen Graydon, Mrs. John R. Wilson, Mrs. Joseph- 
ine Buchanan DeVol, while near by were Mr. Washburn, and not 
far away Mr. and Mrs. Carey E. Morgan, Miss Corinne Welling, 
Professor and Mrs. Gelston, and others. 

In the Freshman class are the following interesting matricula- 
tions : Dan W., son of Howard Armstrong, '06, Kokomo, Indiana ; 
Julia, daughter of Hilton U. Brown, '80, Indianapolis; Katherine, 
daughter of R. F. Davidson, '91 ; Mildred, daughter of George B. 
Davis, ex- '89, North Salem, Indiana; Katharine, daughter of 
Charles M. Fillmore, '90, Indianapolis; Albert, son of Samuel A. 
Harker, '97, Frankfort, Indiana; Helen, daughter of Alfred Lau- 
ter, '92, Indianapolis; Grace, daughter of Harry 0. Pritchard, '02, 
Irvington; Lola, daughter of Clay Trusty, '08, Indianapolis; Jabez 
Hall Wood, grandson of Dr. Hall. 

Mrs. Jennie Crow James, a student of the old university fifty 
years ago, visited Indianapolis last summer. It was pleasant to 
have her return and to know that through the years she has never 
ceased to cherish an interest in the school, but it was also sad for 
her to find not a professor, not a college friend, save Mrs. Barton 
Cole, not a building, not even a one-time beautiful site of that 
building. Mrs. James is living in Washington, D. C. 

At the Butler dinner, on October 14, the following telegram was 

Pat Page, Coach, Butler College Football Team, 
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. 

Greetings and best wishes to you and the team. Tell the boys 
the alumni at the National Capital are pulling with them for vic- 
tory. We are sure of the outcome. Thomas R. Shipp, '97. 

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Raymond D. Meeker, '91, of Sullivan, Illinois, came up to Cham- 
paign to see the Butler-Illinois game. He remained to the Butler 
dinner and responded to an introduction with a few pleasant words. 
Mr. Meeker is candidate of his district for representative on the 
Democratic ticket. 

Russell C. Putnam is one of six to be admitted into the Tau 
Beta Pi honorary society of the University of Colorado. Dean and 
Mrs. Putnam spent their vacation with their son in Boulder. 

Elbert H. Clarke, '09, received at the autumn convocation of the 
University of Chicago the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for work 
done in mathematics and astronomy. The subject of his thesis was, 
"On the Minimum of the Sum of a Definite Integral and a Func- 
tion of a Point." Dr. Clarke has been for several years head of 
the department of mathematics in Hiram College. His Alma 
Mater follows him with interest and with pride. 

Dr. William Shimer, '02, assistant professor of hygiene and sani- 
tary science in the Indiana School of Medicine, has resigned his 
position as bacteriologist and pathologist for the Indiana State 
Board of Health and has become bacteriologist and pathologist for 
St. Vincent's Hospital and head of its laboratories in Indianapolis. 

Miss Mabel Tibbott, '97, secretary of Social Welfare at Fort 
Dodge, Iowa, spent her summer vacation in a tour of the West. In 
a recent letter she says : ' ' Did I tell you of the lovely day I spent 
at George Knepper's in Spokane? They have such a pretty little 
bungalow covered with vines and roses, and a large back yard for 
the three kiddies to play in. George said they had babies in every 
corner. He has traveled widely — all over Europe several times — 
took a summer for each country. He knows the Northwest, too, 
thoroughly, so he is a very interesting talker." 

At the Butler-Illinois game were seen of the board of directors, 
H. U. Brown, Lee Burns, John Atherton, Emsley Johnson; of the 
faculty, Professor Johnson, Professor Gelston and Miss Graydon: 
of the older alumni, Alex. Jameson and Claris Adams. 

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The alumni, amid whom were sprinkled a few local trustees and 
non-pedagogues, visiting Indianapolis on occasion of the State 
Teachers' Meeting, were asked to lunch together at the Lincoln 
Hotel on Thursday, October 19. Seventy were present and spent 
a pleasant hour together. Dr. Aley presided and made a short talk 
on present conditions at the College, announcing the enrollment of 
the semester as 1,865. Brief talks were also made by Dr. Philputt, 
Mr. Lee Burns and Mr. Merle Sidener, of the directors, and by Dean 
Putnam, of the faculty. The meeting was informal, a pleasant 
reunion of those interested in the great educational program of 
Indiana and of Butler College. 

Professor Chester G. Vernier, '03, of the Law department of 
Stanford University, and Mrs. Hazel Anderson Vernier, '06, have 
moved into their new home recently completed on the University 

A deserved honor came to Dr. Henry Jameson, '69, when, in 
September, the members of the park board named the old Ellen- 
berger Woods, Jameson Park. 

This tract of woods has been closely associated with Irvington 
life for many years. It was first known as the Water Gate, where 
the young people of the College picnicked in days gone by and where 
still the class of '08 breakfasts annually in commencement week. 
Later it was called Ellenberger 's Woods after its owner and has 
for years been a delightful adjunct to community life. The place 
rather than the name is dear to many people. 

The Indianapolis Star said, editorially: The christening of the 
park in honor of Dr. Henry Jameson is a well deserved tribute to 
a man who has been a foremost factor in the upbuilding of the park 
system. Grateful citizens in all parts of the city will commend 
the stand taken by the park board in refusing to listen to the objec- 
tions of the few in Irvington who wished to have restored the name 
under which they have long known the old woods. 

"Ellenberger park" would mean nothing to the community. It 
would be merely the designation for a tract once owned by a man 
of that name. Previous ownership means nothing in this case. 

Marriages 261 

President Bookwalter explained that the late John Ellenberger, 
when owner of the woods, refused to make any concession when 
the city undertook to buy the land. He said he was looking for 
money and not a memorial. The city paid the price demanded and 
owes nothing further to any one involved. 

Dr. Henry Jameson has given liberally of his time and energies 
to the betterment of the community. He is one of the few men 
to be found in every city who work loyally and unselfishly for 
civic improvement. Indianapolis could not possibly pay the debt 
it owes to Dr. Jameson for his efforts on behalf of the park and 
boulevard system that rapidly is making this one of the most 
attractive of American municipalities. 


Campbell-Southwick. — On July 20 were married in Chicago, 
Illinois, Mr. Leland Campbell and Miss Mary Southwick, ex- 17. 
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are living in Chicago. 

McGavran-Howard. — On August 29 were married in Muncie, 
Indiana, Mr. Donald Anderson McGavran, '19, and Miss Mary 
Elizabeth Howard, '22. Mr. and Mrs. McGavran are at home in 
Irvington, where they are attending the College of Missions. 

Hughel-Hennessey. — On August 31 were married, in Indianap- 
olis, Mr. Myron M. Hughel, '17, and Miss Margaret Hennessey. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hughel are living in Indianapolis. 

Arnold-Kinder. — On September 2 were married in Greenfield, 
Indiana, Dr. Ralph N. Arnold, ex- '15, and Miss Hilda Kinder, 
ex- '15. Dr. and Mrs. Arnold are living in Greenfield. 

East-Wildasin. — On September 5 were married in Kentland, 
Indiana, Mr. Paul East and Miss Pearl Wildasin, '20. Mr. and Mrs. 
East are living in Gilman, Iowa. 

Fry-Clear water. — On September 6 were married in Indianap- 

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olis, Mr. Kenneth P. Fry, '20, and Miss Clearwater. Mr. and Mrs. 
Fry are at home in Indianapolis. 

Markland-Smith. — On September 11 were married in Zions- 
ville, Indiana, Mr. Glen Markland, ex- '20, and Miss Smith. Mr. 
and Mrs. Markland are at home in Indianapolis. 

Mahoney-Storch. — On September 14 were married in Indian- 
apolis, Mr. William B. Mahoney and Miss Marget Sylveen Storch, 
'22. Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney are living in Detroit, Michigan. 

Jameson-Fields. — On September 26 were married in Nashville, 
Tennessee, Mr. Henry M. Jameson, '19, and Miss Helen F. Fields. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jameson are living in Indianapolis. 

Foreman-Tevis. — On October 25 were married in Martinsville, 
Indiana, Mr. George Foreman and Miss Emma Louise Tevis, '17. 
Mr. and Mrs. Foreman are living in Indianapolis. 


Watson. — To Mr. Benjamin E. Watson, '18, and Mrs. Watson, 
on May 19, in Tokyo, Japan, a daughter — Ruth Hansford. 

Ragsdale. — To Mr. John Paul Ragsdale and Mrs. Mary L. 
Rumpler Ragsdale, '17, on July 28, in Indianapolis, a son — Edward 

Bonham.— To Mr. Earl T. Bonham, '20, and Mrs. Helen 
Mathews Bonham, on July 31. in Columbus, Ohio, a son — Earl 
Terence, Jr. 

Peterson. — To Mr. Raymond Peterson, '21, and Mrs. Georgia 
Fillmore Peterson, '16, on August 1. in Indianapolis, a son — Ray- 
mond Elmer. 

Hacker. — To Mr. William E. Hacker, '16, and Mrs. Hacker, on 
August 2, a son — William Eldridge, Jr. 

Perkins. — To Mr. Harry B. Perkins, '20, and Mrs. Perkins, on 
August 3, in Indianapolis, a son— Harry Brown, Jr. 

Births 263 

Moore. — To Mr. Richard Moore, '18, and Mrs. Moore, on August 
4, in Los Angeles, California, a son — Robert Oren. 

Stephenson. — To Mr. Ralph Stephenson, ex- '18, and Mrs. Mil- 
dred Hill Stephenson, '18, in Indianapolis, on August 13, a daugh- 
ter — Susan Elizabeth. 

Hanson. — To Mr. Samuel Carlton Hanson and Mrs. Esther Mur- 
phy Hanson, '16, on August 17, in Indianapolis, a daughter — 
Esther Jane. 

Browning. — To Mr. Henry L. Browning, Jr., '20, and Mrs. 
Charity Hendren Browning, '18, on September 2, in Indianapolis, 
a daughter — Anna Maria. 

Ousley. — To Mr. H. P. Ousley and Mrs. Mary 'Haver Ousley, 
'19, on September 8, in Memphis, Tennessee, a son — Paul Stock- 

Dietz.— To Mr. Harry F. Dietz, '14, and Mrs. Dorothy Hills 
Dietz, on September 14, in Indianapolis, a son — Donald. 

Koehler. — To Mr. Russell W. Koehler, ex- '21, and Mrs. Gladys 
Walmsley Koehler, '21, on September 14, in South Bend, Indiana, 
a son — David Russell. 

Thrasher. — To Dr. John R. Thrasher and Mrs. Winifred Siever 
Thrasher, former member of the College faculty, on September 18, 
in Indianapolis, a son. 

Hunt. — To Mr. Ernest M. Hunt, ex- '14, and Mrs. Hunt, on 
October 6, in Kokomo, Indiana, a daughter — Julia Lenore. 


Wise. — Elizabeth, wife of Elias Price Wise, '87, died suddenly 
of heart trouble, August 16, 1922, at North Canton, Ohio. 

Mrs. Wise came among us during our Junior year and, while 
she never studied at Butler, she made herself a part of the class 
and was one of its most enthusiastic supporters ; but that was her 
way. All through Mr. Wise's ministry, what was of interest to 
him was her pleasure. She gave him support in every work he 
undertook — an ideal minister's wife. 

She had a rare nature — cheerful, sympathetic, brave, true, loyal 
to every obligation of life. Her enthusiasm and her strength of 
both body and mind attracted attention at once. She loved all 
the best in life — the wonderful out-of-doors, the fine in literature, 
the splendid in human nature. 

Her going is a loss to many who will entertain the same thought : 
though I could not see her often, I felt her friendship at all times. 

J. G. 

Toner. — Dr. Henry M. Toner, '87, died in San Antonio, Texas, 
last December. His wife died one month later, and they were 
both buried in Shelb.yville, Indiana. A son survives. 

Harry Toner was born on a farm near Shelbyville in 1865. After 
leaving the Shelbyville high school, he entered Butler College in 
1884, graduating with the class of '87. Later, he took his medical 
degree in New York City. While studying in New York he con- 
tracted tuberculosis and was never thereafter a well man. He 
practiced his profession for several years in Shelbyville, then was 
forced to seek a friendlier climate, going to San Antonio. 

Dr. Toner was a successful physician. He loved his work and 
allowed it oftentimes to carry him beyond his strength. He had 
an indomitable will power, a hatred of false ideals, a sympathy for 
those less fortunate than himself. He was a wide reader and a 
real student, always having on hand some subject he was investi- 
gating outside of his profession. 


Butler College 

*JA11 Departments of the College are 
under competent instructors. 

^ Conveniently and pleasantly located in 
the attractive suburb of Irvington, it offers 
superior inducements to those desiring 
collegiate education. 

€J Information freely furnished on appli- 
cation by mail or in person. 

•I Address President of Butler College 
Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Butler Alumnal 

January, 1923 
Vol. XI, No. 4 



Entered as second-class matter March 26, 1912, at the post 
office at Indianapolis, Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 



Relocation of Butler College 

Founders' Day 

Spirit of Butler College — a poem 

University Research 


Around the College 

The Butler College Seal 

An Acknowledgment 


Personal Mention 




Our Correspondence 



Butler Alumnal Quarterly 


The Relocation of Butler College 

In November the momentous question of relocating Butler Col- 
lege was brought to decision. This action has not been taken in 
haste by a Board of Directors lacking in intelligence of and sym- 
pathy with the full significance of removing the institution which 
in forty-seven years has taken deep root in its present soil. It 
was a solemn action unanimously taken. 

There are many friends of the College who for personal reasons 
would have kept the old school in Irvington — many who have 
known her only as an integral part of the loved suburb. A few 
there are who recall when she was moved from the beautiful old 
site on College Avenue, the gift of Mr. Ovid Butler, to the unprom- 
ising home chosen for her. Despite the hardships of inaccessibility 
and meager support she has continued to grow until she has 
entirely outgrown her present equipment ; so it has seemed advis- 
able to those in authority and to many friends to place new build- 
ings on grounds suitably beautiful. Why not? Why not have 
campus and buildings and faculty worthy of the spirit of her 
development — that spirit which, despite acute poverty, has kept 
her out of debt and all the while has maintained a scholastic dig- 
nity ? Those who love the school — her deserts and her possibilities 
— must surely be glad for the opportunities which lie ahead. The 
moving from Irvington to Fairview will not be the passing of 
loved memories, it will be the entering upon a larger and more 
beautiful life. The past does not die. It remains with us to give 
always the best of itself. 

The bonds which unite hundreds of hearts to the College can not 
be severed, they must not be severed. Butler expects much of her 
sons and daughters. Let her not now be confounded. The enter- 

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prise demands faith and vision, work and self-denial and fine 
loyalty. The splendid field which the College serves and the 
co-operation of her friends who have from her received much should 
bring to an early realization this beautiful dream. Long ago a 
faithful daughter uttered: "Whither thou goest, I will go; and 
where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people; 
thy God my God; the Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught 
but death part thee and me." 

The committee on site composed of William G. Irwin, chairman ; 
Arthur V. Brown, Dr. A. B. Philputt, Lee Burns and Emsley 
Johnson, of the Board of Directors, made the following report : 

Your committee, to whom was referred for recommendation, an 
option to buy Fairview park, consisting of about 246 acres, for the 
sum of $200,000, has diligently considered this important question 
and has delayed action until all interested could be heard. An 
extension of the option was sought and obtained that the committee 
might have the additional time to weigh everything that is involved. 
We have now reached a conclusion. 

This enterprise must be one of faith and vision; at the same 
time, it must be directed systematically and practically. Large 
sums of money will be required. No small, contracted or limited 
view should be entertained. The object of removal is to conserve 
all that Butler College has been and is and to meet growing 
demands for an educational institution second to none in facilities 
and opportunities, an institution worthy to occupy the splendid 
field which this great city offers. Ovid Butler saw this vision when 
he wrote the charter of Butler University nearly three-quarters of 
a century ago. He was a pioneer in education in the west and he 
knew that this territory called for educational facilities "in all 
branches of learning," to quote his words. Bearing these things 
in mind, and mindful that the situation is fraught with tremendous 
and far-reaching consequences, your committee, encouraged by 
many expressions from citizens of Indianapolis and alumni of the 
institution scattered near and far, has decided to recommend the 

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buying of Fairview park, provided the conditions named below 
can be complied with. Not all of the friends of the college concur 
in our view, but all have given assurances that whatever is best 
for the college and the educational interests of this community 
should be the controlling motive back of our action. This may 
involve the surrender of tender sentiment that clusters about the 
institution in Irvington with the wonderful attachment of com- 
munity interest that has grown up there in the last forty years 
and more. It must be conceded that we can not hope to have on 
another site more wholesome surroundings than the college enjoys 
at Irvington. But fortunately, the proposed site is ample and is 
beautifully situated in a neighborhood that gives every promise of 
being entirely satisfactory for a college community. 

We deeply regret that our recommendation involves the eventual 
abandonment of the Irvington plant. This, to be sure, is yet some 
time in the future. But it is obvious that new buildings must be 
constructed without delay. It would be against the best judgment 
of the committee that a large additional investment should be made 
on the present site. We believe it is practicable to find a proper 
use that may be made of the present buildings and grounds. This, 
too, is a question that must be taken care of in the future. 

We anticipate that the first payment required for these grounds 
will be made by citizens who have already pledged their support, 
and that provision can be made for the subsequent payments. 

Your committee, in considering all the circumstances and coming 
to the conclusion that the option to Fairview park should be exer- 
cised, proposes the following conditions as precedent to final action : 

That ample approaches to the college ground from Meridian 
street as the principal thoroughfare, shall be guaranteed before the 
college can establish itself on the Fairview site. These approaches 
should include at least one boulevard, or wide thoroughfare, as at 
Forty-sixth street and other direct streets through from Pennsyl- 
vania, Meridian or Illinois streets, so that there can be no conges- 
tion in traffic when large numbers of people in automobiles or on 
foot seek to reach the college simultaneously. The Indianapolis 
park board and the city of Indianapolis have already looked with 

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favor on this suggestion, but there should be no uncertainty. The 
welfare of the city, as well as of the college, demands that ample 
facilities for a future that can not be cramped or hampered, be 
provided. It should be arranged that one of these streets be 
treated as a formal approach to the college from Meridian street. 
An ornamental entrance with a wide roadway and walks are con- 
templated in this suggestion. 

The question of street car facilities is vital, as has been demon- 
strated in the present location of the college. The street car com- 
pany doubtless contemplates continuing service to Fairview park. 
Without this the college on those grounds would be handicapped so 
seriously as to make its establishment there practically impossible. 
To that end, the college should seek and acquire a contract that will 
guarantee service to the grounds or to the gates of the college that 
will forever give the protection for a future that will call for the 
amplest transportation facilities that an institution of thousands 
of students may require. 

Besides street ear facilities, the most liberal provision for other 
vehicles should be contemplated. We have already seen on occa- 
sions that thousands of automobiles are used for important events 
on the campus. Assurances should be required that a boulevard 
or other thoroughfares passing to or through the grounds from the 
north to the south will be provided. Egress and exit should be made 
easy and convenient. Let it not be overlooked now that this col- 
lege is to be one of the institutions of this city to which its people 
will frequently repair and which strangers may find without guide 
or obstruction. 

Proper assurances should be obtained from property owners liv- 
ing near Fairview park that good homes will be offered for resi- 
dence to a large student body from out of town until adequate 
dormitories can be provided. It is our understanding that a north 
side civic association, many members of which live in the vicinity 
of Fairview park, has already given assurances that our students 
will have no difficulty in obtaining good living quarters in that 
neighborhood. This is a vital matter and deserves the most careful 
consideration of the board. 

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Important corners fronting the proposed campus, should also 
be ascertained to be in safe hands. It is our understanding that 
this property is restricted by the terms of the deeds to residence 

If all of these conditions can be complied with substantially 
your committee recommends the closing of the option and the 
appointment of a committee to complete negotiations for the pur- 
chase, including the raising of the required money for the first 

The city of Indianapolis, through its officials, has manifested its 
willingness to give to Butler College all that the above report asks 
in the way of improvements to aid in making possible the location 
of the College on the new site. 

The Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept the report 
of the site committee. 

A building and grounds committee has been appointed consisting 
of Arthur V. Brown, chairman ; Dr. Henry Jameson, Lee Burns, 
William G. Irwin, Emsley Johnson, Henry Kahn, with, ex-officio, 
Dr. Robert J. Aley, Hilton U. Brown and John W. Atherton. 

Before construction work is begun on the new campus, however, 
complete architectural plans will be prepared under the manage- 
ment of George Kessler, landscape architect of St. Louis. The first 
work will be that of grading and landscaping, of building drives 
and approaches. The main entrance it is now believed will be 
from Meridian street west on Forty-sixth street, by a two-hundred- 
foot boulevard. 

An athletic stadium that will seat a minimum of 50,000 persons 
constructed on the new campus is under discussion. This structure 
will not appear for another year or two, but there are rumors afloat 
that Butler outdoor athletics may be conducted on a new field at 
Fairview next fall. 

It was a great day for Butler athletics and a great day for Butler 
College when Harlan 0. Pasre signed a new contract for five vears 

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as athletic director. The present contract, arranged in 1920, 
expires next June. 

Since Mr. Page's coming to Butler the Blue and White has been 
raised from a secondary position in athletics until today Butler 
occupies one of the front seats in the charmed circle of Hoosier 
athletic powers. Mr. Page came to Indianapolis from the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, -where he had made an admirable record as a coach 
and as a player. 

He spent his undergraduate years at Chicago from 1906 to 1910. 
He played both end and quarterback on the Chicago elevens that 
won the Western Conference grid title during those years, and 
was an all- American quarterback. He was a floor guard for three 
years on the Western Conference championship five at Chicago and 
on the Maroon national championship five. Mr. Page was a pitcher 
on the Chicago varsity nine, and pitched the Maroons one year to 
a tie with Illinois for the conference championship. He managed 
and played on the Chicago nines which toured the orient in 1910 
and 1915. In track he was a distance man. He held the Central 
A. A. U. record in the five-mile run until it was shattered recently 
by Joie Ray. 

From 1910 to 1920 Mr. Page assisted A. A. Stagg as football 
coach, and he was the head basketball coach of the team that won 
the conference basketball championship in 1919. He turned out 
a championship Maroon nine, of which he was head coach, and he 
was assistant coach in track and field. 

When "Pat" Page, as familiarly known, came to Butler Irwin 
field had accommodations for 1,000. Today the field holds 10,000. 

Butler has been undefeated in I. C. A. L. games of the last three 
years on the gridiron, and this year was runner-up to Notre Dame 
for the state title, having defeated Wabash, DePauw, Earlham, 
Franklin and Rose Poly. Butler attained a national grid reputa- 
tion this fall when the Bulldogs defeated the University of Illinois 
at Urbana. Butler has won twenty-one of twenty-six games played 
under Mr. Page. 

Butler has won the I. C. A. L. basketball championship for the 
last two years, and last year decisively defeated Wisconsin, Chi- 
cago, Centre, Notre Dame and Yale. A victorv over Wisconsin is 

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already to the credit of Butler this season, and the city collegiate 
net title has been held by Butler for the last three seasons. Sixty- 
two games won and fourteen lost is Page's net record at Butler. 

The Butler nine tied for the I. C. A. L. championship last year 
and defeated Purdue, Chicago and Ohio State. 

Last year Butler was second in the I. C. A. L. track and field 
meet, and scored in the state, the Western Conference and the 
national intercollegiate meets. 

That Mr. Page is satisfied with his progress at Butler is shown 
by the following statement that he has made: "Indianapolis, as 
capital city and center of transportation in Indiana, is an ideal 
location for a big university. Butler has the same chance to pro- 
gress as did Ohio State at Columbus. The city of Indianapolis 
needs a real university and Butler is the obvious solution. 

"My ambition is to build here an athletic department that will 
meet the expectations of our most ardent well-wishers, and yet at 
the same time keep the department 'safe and sane' — that is, make 
athletics just one part of a great educational institution. 

"I believe the people of Indianapolis and of the state of Indiana 
are ready to back us. All it takes is time, money and energy. 
Let's see how far we can get. I say, let's go ! " 

Not only in athletics has Mr. Page made a name; he has also 
established himself as loyal friend of the institution, as fine influ- 
ence upon the young people, in every way worthy and to be praised. 
In such energy, faithfulness, zeal, honor, Butler College holds a 
rich asset. 

Things move rapidly these days. Doubtless when the pages of 
the Quarterly are read by distant alumni other new and startling 
facts will have been made known. Official announcement is made 
that the endowment campaign will soon be set in motion. Of the 
endowment committee William G. Irwin is chairman, with Arthur 
V. Brown, Arthur R. Baxter, Emsley W. Johnson, Louis C. Hues- 
man, A. B. Philputt, Robert J. Aley, Hilton U. Brown. John W. 
Atherton, as other members. It is the plan to raise as endowment 
fund to be placed in the Butler Foundation $900,000, and the 
minimum of $600,000 to begin the building on the campus. 

Founders' Day 

"I've never missed going down to a Founders' Day since I 
went to Oxford. Its always been the day of the year for me. 
I don't say I've ever done much in life, but every time Vve been 
dotvn to Founders' Day Vve thought over, in the train, any little 
thing I may have pulled out in the year and Vve felt, Vve felt 
awfully proud to be taking it down to the old school, so to speak. 
Old chap, the proudest, far the proudest of all was the year I 
went down when first you were there. . . I was proud. I'd 
given a son to the place. I'd got a boy there." — Hutchinson. 

The annual observance of our Founders' Day has taken a tre- 
mendously strong hold upon interest and affection. The day 
stands for all the good the College is, for all the help she has been. 
It is the time for recognition of her true worth — her scholarship. 
her activities of various and fine form, her beautiful and lasting 
friendships. It comes after the hilarity of the autumnal football 
season and in the gray of February is a more quiet and dignified, 
though none the less happy, occasion. 

The program of the day will in character be similar to that of 
other years. At the morning meeting in the College chapel, Mr. 
Lucius B. Swift will be the main speaker. In the Riley room in 
the evening will be served the annual dinner, following which will 
be speeches interspersed with music. 

It is hoped the alumni and former students will attend at least 
one meeting of the day, and that the Riley room will be completely 
filled in the evening. There should be five hundred friends of 
Butler College glad to be present. SAVE FEBRUARY SEV- 
ENTH. Show your interest in the birthday of the College by your 
presence or by remembering your Kind Mother in some unusual 
manner. Has not Hutchinson above expressed your spirit for your 


/ am the Spirit of Butler College. 

As you think of me so shall I speak of you. 

In my laboratories I shall reveal to you the romance of life; 
that same life which I ask you to express on my fields. 

Many men have come to study my nature, and have left to 
reverence my soul. 

Yes, even to carry away a part of me. 

And I — oh how gladly I have gone with them; arm in arm 
as comrades go. 

Perhaps you have just come to this place where I live? 

Perhaps you do not yet know me? 

But some day soon I shall creep into your heart and sing. 

With your eyes I shall look into the world, with your tongue 
I shall speak sympathy to the oppressed, and with your hands 
I shall help to carry on the work of human-kind. 

Indeed, I shall be you; and you shall be the spirit of Butler 


— Devere Jones McGinnis. '24 



University Research 

By Dr. Maynard M. Metcalf 

What is life anyway? Isn't it, on the one hand, the search for 
knowledge as to the realities in the midst of which we live and to 
which we must relate ourselves? This is one side of the shield, the 
search for truth. The other is the loyal application in life of so 
much of the truth as we have grasped. Search for truth, loyalty 
to truth. Isn't that the whole of life? And neither phase can 
adequately be developed without the other. One who is not loyally 
living the truth as known is not a worthy and largely successful 
searcher for more truth. And, of course, without truth known 
through faithful search there is no truth that can be applied in 
daily living. Furthermore, the man of prejudice, whose mind is 
not freely open to new truth, can not be called loyal to truth. The 
search for truth and its loyal application to life ; knowledge of real- 
ity and loyalty to reality; isn't this all of life in its worthy aspects? 
How keen and strong then is the urge to research, to seeking for 
knowledge of the truth as to the realities in the midst of which 
Ave must live and to which Ave must relate ourselves ! Isn't it a fair 
half of all higher life ? Granted the minimum of effort necessary 
to keep our human bodies alive, should not at least a full half of 
all man's energy beyond this be devoted to this search for added 
knoAA r ledge, be devoted to research? Is it in any Avay too high a 
claim for this, one of the tAvo phases of Avorthy life? 

Pure research, research for the loA T e of truth, for the pleasure and 
uplift in the knoAving, is not only the chief research, it is research 
calling for the highest abilities. We should keep for pure research 
the ablest students, letting men of sound ability but lesser poAver 
enter the field of applied research, often under the general advice 
of the keener leaders. The habit of industrial institutions of call- 
ing the strongest research students into the study of minor prob- 
lems of applied science is a dangerous one, likely to prove disas- 

Sclectiona from an address given to the Faculty Club, Xovembcr 10, 1922. 


University Research 287 

trous even to the industries themselves in the end. The reason for 
this is that such a course sterilizes science in two ways: First, it 
withdraws the keenest students from the more important, more 
fundamental studies and puts them into the minor field of detailed 
application of the major truths, thus preventing many discoveries 
of new phenomena and relations upon which further great progress 
is dependent. It also does a second serious injury. It takes the 
great research men away from the universities, limits their contact 
with pupils, and in this way also in the end tends to sterility in 
science. It is a short-sighted policy which calls a great research 
student out of the university into industry, a policy from which 
industry itself suffers in the succeeding generations. 

And the menace is a real one both to science and to industry. 
The salaries offered by the large corporations are so far in advance 
of those given in the universities that many strong men, with regret 
to be sure, turn from their pursuit of a beloved science to the study 
of its applications to a particular industry. I think many of them 
do this with a certain half recognized feeling of shame, a feeling 
of deserting a field of knightly endeavor for what is really but 
worthy yeoman's work. The call of the flesh pots is very tempt- 
ing, and the work to which they go is thoroughly worthy and impor- 
tant, but these leaders are nevertheless leaving the more important 
field, in which only men like themselves, of great capacity, can work 
with great success and which will not adequately be explored by 
lesser men. 

There is developing today another threat to fundamental 
research in pure science that comes with the growth of institutions 
founded especially for research and distinct from, apart from, our 
universities. Pure research institutions, unassociated with teach- 
ing, tend toward sterilization of science in the folloAving generation. 
In the growth of knowledge perhaps there is no single element so 
important as that of the inspiration which comes to young students 
from contact with older men who are devoted to research and are 
successful in such research, opening to our vision the fundamental 
aspects of the sciences they pursue. The purely research institu- 
tions, like the Kockefeller Institute and our experiment stations. 

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call away from contact with pupils men who might well be giving, 
inspiration to younger students who are beginning to get into this 
great game. It is, I believe", of the greatest importance to have our 
universities and colleges serve as centers of inspiration to research. 
Their activities should be planned Avith this as one of their two 
chief ends in view. First they should cultivate a spirit of loyalty to 
truth, of loyal living in sound relation to reality, and second they 
should inspire a desire to search for truth, to search for fuller 
knowledge of the realities to which we must all relate ourselves. 

Let us spend a few moments in considering research in our col- 
leges and universities. Let us think of the matter first from the 
standpoint of the pupil, then from the standpoint of the institution. 

During twenty years of teaching I have annually preached to 
my pupils a sermon on the value of research to them as a part of 
their general education — not as preparation for their life profes- 
sion, but as a part of their general training for worthy life, for a 
life of real satisfaction. I have urged pupils of real caliber to fol- 
low up their college work, which necessarily is divided between 
many subjects, with intensive study of some one subject, such study 
as will bring to them a feeling of confident judgment in this field. 
If they are able to go on to the university they are very fortunate. 
If not able to do this, let them take up some subject which they can 
follow with such aid from men and books as is available to them. 
It may be no more than the history of the town in which they live, 
or the habits of some insect in their own back yard. But whatever 
the subject chosen, let it be followed until the student has reached 
a point of sound, independent judgment in the field and of confi- 
dence in his ability to find and recognize the facts and something 
of their meaning. He will then be "an authority" in this little 
field, and having become himself an authority he will forever 
despise authority. He will have emancipated himself from truck- 
ling fear in the presence of the printed word or in the face of a 
statement by the ''great man.'' There is no authority except in 
truth. Respect for authority, except the authority of truth, is a 
dwarfing thing. It hinders independence of judgment. And 
nothing so emancipates a man from fear of authority as does becom- 

University Research 289 

ing himself an authority. As a part of a man's general training 
for life, he should raise himself into that atmosphere where he meets 
men as his peers and thinks with them of truth and its applica- 
tions, instead of thinking under their domination. Research to the 
point of independent judgment is the thing to make a man a man 
and not a serf. 

Pray do not misunderstand what is said in the foregoing para- 
graph. From such casual research very little advance of the 
world 's knowledge is likely to come. It is the value to the student 
and not the contribution of the world's knowledge that is in mind. 
Research of real scientific value is a most painstaking thing which 
must have background of broad and thorough knowledge and which 
requires a trained skill, neither of which will come except through 
prolonged labor. 

Do not fear that research to the point of independent judgment 
will make the student "cocky." Nothing more tends to make one 
humble than does the loyal search for truth and the inevitable 
realization it brings that real truth in its breadth and depth is 
infinitely beyond the capacity of the greatest human mind to grasp. 
Any one science envisions only a single facet of truth and the inter- 
relations of different aspects of truth are such that the labor of 
many men in many fields is necessary adequately to develop even a 
very minor field. To the man of research all truth as grasped 
is held with the humble knowledge that it is of necessity but partial 
and full of uneliminated error. Loyalty and humility are constant 
companions of worthy research, and research is the crowning fea- 
ture in one 's general education for life. 

From the standpoint of the university and college what shall we 
say? How can the college give to its abler students inspiration to 
research, and how shall the university guide them in research? 
The inspiration comes best from personal contact with men whose 
lives and whose whole spirit show devotion to truth and its dis- 
covery. Almost any teacher, whatever his personality, if he be 
himself genuinely devoted to the search for truth, will find that 
this spirit of his will get across at least to the more worthy of his 
pupils. One can't say just hoiv the spirit is caught. Its contagion 

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works through a thousand ways. But experience has shown that 
it is real; that the teacher's devotion to his subject, if genuine and 
vital, gets across to his pupils and engenders in them something 
of desire to get into the great game. 

Speaking first of the college : If it were my privilege to give 
the determining advice in the endeavor to develop a thoroughly 
strong college, I would urge as the first consideration that the 
members of the faculty should be growing, productive men, imbued 
with devotion each to his own subject and actively engaged in 
research in his field. Teaching of the finest quality, full of 
inspiration to genuine interest in the subject, can come only from 
men productively devoted to their subject. I would have success 
in productive study in his field an essential prerequisite to advance- 
ment in position and salary. To this end, demands for teaching 
upon the time and energy of the teacher should be so regulated that 
a full half of the teacher's time and energy could be given to 
research, and it should be emphasized that such research is as 
essential a part of his service of the college as is the teaching, as 
much a part of the service for which he draws his salary, as essen- 
tial a part of the service through which the college is to grow and 
thrive. Three months in the summer is already the teacher's own. 
Half time for one semester added to this would about make the half 
time Avhich seems a minimum. To all professors of all grades at 
least this amount of freedom for research should be given. I 
would not make such demands upon even. the least instructor as 
should prevent his giving half his time and energy to research, but 
I would advise having comparatively few instructors, almost all 
the actual teachers being thoroughly trained men and worthy of 
professional rank, except for experience. 

Activities other than research or its applications should not be 
allowed to occupy the free time, especially there should be no 
summer-school teaching or teaching for other institutions as a sub- 
stitute for research. Genuine productive study of a sort to result 
in the teacher's growth in his field, and such as to make valuable 
contributions to this field should be expected. 

If a college gave fair living salaries and then followed the course 

University Research 291 

suggested as to the division of time and energy between teaching 
and research, it would find it not difficult to attract the strongest 
men. It could call almost any man from a college conducted on 
the plan at present prevalent, and it could compete with strong 
universities for its faculty members. The thing that makes a col- 
lege is not great buildings, not great amounts of money, but its 
faculty. They are the ones who do the work and upon them is 
dependent the character of the work and the success of the insti- 
tution. Of course good, living salaries and necessary equipment 
must be provided, but it is the men who are the determining factor. 

May I be pardoned specific reference to two colleges in which I 
have taught? When Oberlin College received a gift of several 
million dollars, making her the best endowed college (not univer- 
sity) in the country, she promptly voted two things: First, that 
the number admitted to the freshman class from year to year should 
be such as to make the number in the college about one thousand, 
this with the thought that the thorough training of a few is a far 
greater contribution than the less adequate training of larger num- 
bers ; second, they voted that it should be the policy of the college 
to have more professors than associate professors and more asso- 
ciate professors than instructors, this with the desire that the pupils 
should come into contact chiefly with thoroughly trained teachers. 
Oberlin has not yet adopted half time teaching for its faculty. 
Indeed no college in the country has done this. 

In Goucher College (and to a less extent in Oberlin) two devices 
were adopted which acted as a fine spur to the students. These 
devices, with the fact that most of the faculty were young men 
and women actively engaged in research, resulted in the remark- 
able record for Goucher 's first twenty years of just one-fifth of 
her graduates going on to university work or to graduate work in 
institutions requiring college graduation as prerequisite for admis- 
sion. This is a most enviable record. 

The devices mentioned were (1) departmental lectures and (2) 
graduate scholarships. Nearly every department had each year 
one or more lecurers from outside the institution, men of caliber 
in the departmental field, often giving a series of lectures. Not 

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only the members of the department but many others in the col- 
lege and in the city attended these lectures, and they proved a 
decided tonic to the several departments. Graduate scholarships 
were offered, some to members of the graduating class, others to 
recent graduates, to enable them to go forward with research upon 
plans approved by the departmental advisors and the general fac- 
ulty. At the close of the freshman year each student in Goucher 
heard the award of the scholarships, part of them to those who 
were personal friends. The result was that throughout the college 
course the students had in mind the thought of graduate work and 
that they themselves might wish to go further in study than their 
college work would take them. Under all these conditions there 
developed such an interest that every year the teachers had numer- 
ous pupils coming to them in real trouble because they were so 
interested in each of several unrelated subjects that they felt they 
must go on to graduate work in each, though of course they realized 
that they could choose but one to follow further. That is the sort 
of college work that counts, college work that opens vistas in many 
directions, vistas so attractive that to turn away from any one of 
them is a hardship. That is the sort of college work to be aimed 
at by those who have the planning and direction of a college. 

But while departmental lectures and research scholarships are 
genuine aids in engendering a fine spirit among college students, 
the most real thing is the contagion from the spirit and work of a 
faculty of productive scholars. To make a great college, gather a 
group of productive men as teachers and then let them work under 
conditions that will continue their productiveness and growth. 



Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Subscription price, two dollars per year. 

Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indian- 
apolis, Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

Officers of the Alumni Association— President, Claris Adams, '10; First Vice- 
President, Charles Richard Yoke, '96; Second Vice-President, Mrs. 
Frances Doan Streightoff, '07; Treasurer, Stanley Sellick, '16. 

Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumnal Quarterly— Katharine M. 
Graydon, '78. 


There are many things the College needs. There are many 
things she can not have. But there are some things of vital signifi- 
cance that with thought, some effort, and a little self-denial she 
could have. We hear much these days of plans for enlarging and 
beautifying the College, all of them good and highly desirable; 
but there is one phase of enlargement and adornment of the insti- 
tution which those on the intimate inside would like to see estab- 
lished in connection with the scholastic life, viz., an endowed course 
of lectures. Since the privilege of listening in the autumn to Dr. 
Maynard M. Metcalf, this desire, long in the minds of some on the 
campus, was converted into an impelling necessity. The school 
needs more expression along this line of attainment and influence. 
The faculty needs the uplift of it ; the students need the inspiration 
of it. 

The thought occurs: is there not some alumnus or friend of the 
College who would be happy to establish such a course which would 
each year bring a few men distinguished in some one department, 
or one man to give several lectures in his own specialty, to speak 
before our academic gatherings ; or, is there not a class which would 
be proud to do such a thing in celebration of an anniversary, as the 
twentieth or twenty-fifth, making it memorial to and bearing the 
name of some honored teacher, or of the boys who went forth 
from the College to War, or of some other worthy cause ; or, would 


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not the Alumni Association undertake such a fine enlargement and 
enrichment of College life? 

If there be one criticism of our alumni it would be that, as a 
body, we do so little for our Alma Mater. The cause of this is still 
a query. There are times when at small or even no expense, no 
cost other than giving self, the alumni are called upon, such as 
Founders ' Day evening in February, alumni evening in June, wel- 
coming the Butler College teachers in October ; but the response is 
not general. In December a committee of young, enthusiastic 
graduates undertook to arouse sentiment in the interest of the 
Butler Alumnal Quarterly and sent out a letter which the 
readers of this paper have seen. It was sent to all alumni whether 
paid up in their dues or not, simply for information. Some cordial 
replies came immediately, but they were, in the main, from the old 
standbys who have been subscribing for this paper since its incep- 
tion, who always hear and heed — those faithful spirits without whom 
this College would never continue on her course. There is no such 
thing as prating of loyalty to the school and giving no such expres- 
sion of that loyalty other than by word of mouth. Loyalty is like 
a city set on a hill, it can not be hid. Three-fourths of the alumni 
pay not a penny into the treasury as their annual fee of two 
dollars, out of which amount all alumni publications could be cared 
for. Why is this? 

The editor is not in a scolding mood at the opening of this 
promising year. She is merely stating facts that it is impossible 
for her slow brain to grasp. There is much that is noble for our 
College to bring about, much that, with all her limitations, could 
be accomplished at no great burden of expense to any one, such as 
an endowed lecture course. The suggestion is thrown out to the 
alumni. May some step not be taken to realize the hope? 

Around the College 

Under the auspices of the Faculty Club and the Biology Club, 
Butler College enjoyed the privilege of entertaining and hearing 
the distinguished scientist, Dr. Maynard M. Metcalf . This scholar, 
formerly of Oberlin College, is now a director of the Biology Sec- 
tion of the National Kesearch Council, and is an authority on 

His first lecture was held in the Chapel on the afternoon of 
November 9 upon the topic, ' ' Biology and Industry. ' ' The speaker 
gave a frank discussion of our present national industrial prob- 
lems, dwelling especially upon the evils of Labor and Capital con- 
trol. A theoretical solution was reached by means of effective 
working out of the principles of Biology. An energetic discussion 
followed the lecture in which faculty and students alike partici- 

On the evening of November 10 Dr. Metcalf addressed the Fac- 
ulty Club on the topic of "University Research." The lecture 
dealt with the matter of college organization — output, input, 
endowment, equipment, quality — a group of problems made the 
more vital because of the critical condition existing in this period 
of change through which Butler College is now passing, and is in 
part given elsewhere in this issue. 

The coming semester will see the advent of a new course, "The 
Theory of Radio Communication," given by the Physics depart- 
ment. This is not an attempt on the part of Butler to enter the 
realm of the technical; we are not interested in the improvement 
of radio devices, nor in the code. The thing that we hope to do is 
to instill a more general interest in the mathematical and physical 
principles back of radio transmission and reception. 

Within the past ten years there has been a great development in 
the technique of radio ; various patents have come forth in rapid 
succession and various periodicals and books have followed one 
another in rapid fire order, yet of all the patents and publications 
very little is really worth while. In majority of cases the author 


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says so little, not from the reason which he ascribes in his preface 
of the lack of intelligence of his reader ; but of his own. There is 
no better example of the "skim the surface" tendency than most 
radio publications. In most cases it is blind leading the blind 
whither we go, we know not where. In view of all this uncertainty 
one hesitates to write anything on the subject or to think of offer- 
ing a radio course. 

The achievements in the art of radio communication which we 
have observed during the past seven or eight years are the results 
of a vast series of investigations extending over many years. This 
work rests on the foundation laid by such giants as Maxwell, Hertz, 
Thompson, Heavside and Richardson — men who conducted their 
work with no monetary motive whatever. Through their efforts 
we came into possession of the electro-magnetic and elective theo- 
ries. These two, little believed at their time, have led to the devel- 
opment of practically every electrical device in common use today. 
Very frequently you hear this statement : ' ' This is an age of inven- 
tion." What a pitiful thing! This is typically not an age of 
invention. It is an age of "reaping" the efforts of other men's 

Radio has the element of universality. It appeals to the novice 
who is commencing his investigations, to the practical experimenter 
and to the expert mathematical physicist. The course offered will 
try to hit a medium between these two extremes. The writer 
believes that such a course has an important place in any liberal 
arts college, for mathematics and physics have always been won- 
derful subjects for developing thought. It seems natural that if 
we pick a topic in which the student is already interested that we 
may be able to do more and the student on the other hand can see 
a greater use for his mathematics. 

The Physics laboratory is being equipped to take care of the 
laboratory end of the work. We have recently added "a Western 
Electric Loud Speaker," and a good set of receiving apparatus. 
Wave meters and other radio measuring devices will be added from 
time to time. Several of the better books on the subject have been 
added to the library. Whenever anv of the alumni find it to their 

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convenience to visit the department we shall be very glad to show 
them our radio equipment and what we are trying to do. 


The Faculty Club meets the first Saturday evening of each 
month in the College Library. For the present year the officers 
are : Robert J. Aley, president ; Katharine M. Graydon, vice-presi- 
dent ; T. J. Wesenberg, secretary-treasurer ; Ida Wilhite, chair- 
man of the refreshment committee. The program of the year was 
opened by a paper read by the president. In November Dr. Met- 
calf read to the club a paper on "University Research," delightful 
to all who heard him, more suggestive and strengthening to the 
faculty than the speaker could know. It was a privilege to have 
this gentleman of distinguished scholarship in our midst, and it is 
a motive of the Club to encourage the coming of such. At the 
December meeting Mr. Kinchen read a paper upon ' ' The Colonial 
College," which those who heard enjoyed. At the January meet- 
ing Dr. John W. Oliver, secretary of the Historical Association of 
Indiana, talked upon "Indiana in the World War." 

On December 20 the Butler Oratorical Contest was held in the 
chapel. The contestants were Earl Daniels, '24, who spoke on 
"Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipator"; Doyle Mullen, '24. on 
"The Return of the Turk"; Devere McGinnis, '24, on "The New 
Frontier ' ' ; and Russell Richardson, '24, on ' ' The Genius of Citizen- 
ship." The contest was won by Doyle Mullen. The judges were 
H. 0. Pritchard, '02, Rev. W. R. Ewing and Louis H. Dirks, for 
delivery ; Professor Harrison, Professor Wesenberg and Miss 
Welling, '12, for composition and thought. 

Announcement is made of the formation of a new organization 
known as the Butler Debaters' Association, an activity much needed 
about the campus. The day had seemed to have passed when, as 
of old, the intellectual discipline and stimulus of debating had been 

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regarded. The loss has been decided, so that the renewal is to 
many friends about the College gratifying. The Quarterly con- 
gratulates the sponsors of this new enterprise and hopes the intel- 
lectual teams will score as brilliant success as the Butler athletic 


In observance of Armistice Day services were held in the chapel 
on November 8, when General Robert H. Tyndall of the Rainbow 
Division, talked upon ''Armistice Day of 1918." General Tyndall 
paid high tribute to Hilton U. Brown, Jr., '19. "There was not 
a higher grade man," he said, "who ever served his country than 
Hilton Brown, Jr." On November 10 the observance was con- 
tinued by an address by Colonel Robert L. Moorhead, ex- '96, of the 
139th Field Artillery, upon "Present Conditions in Europe." 

The organization of a Classical Club shows that about Butler 
Latin is not a dead issue. This Club, under sponsorship of Pro- 
fessor Gelston, increases in interest and numbers. On December 
18 it presented a play entitled "The Captives," translated by 
members of the Plautus class. The entire program was as near as 
possible an accurate presentation of a Roman Saturnalia festival, 
the occasion corresponding to our Christmas, and was a decided 
success. The costumes and refreshments were in keeping with 
the Roman festival and cleverly arranged. 

"Come Out of the Kitchen," a three-act comedy by Augustus 
Thomas, was presented by the Dramatic Club on the evening of 
December 19 in the Murat Theatre, under the direction of Pro- 
fessor R. A. Talcott and Miss Helen Brattain. It Avas by far the 
best play attempted by the Club and, recalling the presentation last 
year of Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan," it showed laud- 
able advance in method of presentation, direction and histrionics. 

"Come Out of the Kitchen" concerns a group of Southerners 
who work as servants in their home for a Northerner who has 

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leased it. It is a humorous sketch and well adapted to amateurs, 
allowing- no further opportunities than straight characterization. 
No doubt the play 's lack of deep psychology and its generous allow- 
ance of clever lines full of wholesome fun gave the cast its oppor- 
tunity for putting on a production which would appeal to its audi- 
ence as the best the Club had yet given. 

The Dramatic Club is engaged in one of the most satisfactory 
years of its history. The officers are : Scot Clifford, president ; 
Helen Brattain, vice-president ; Irma Dykes, secretary ; Rollin 
plavis, treasurer. Professor Talcott is sponsor. Over one hundred 
candidates tried out in October, of which number thirty-five women 
and ten men were elected to membership. 

In order to satisfy the demand of college audiences, the work of 
the Club has been divided into two groups : one, to prepare and to 
present to audiences of the city such plays as make appeal for 
amusement ; the other group, to prepare and to present plays of a 
higher order, more idealistic. This group is called the Butler Dra- 
matic Club Study Section and Avas organized for the purpose of 
studying good drama not often produced upon the stage because 
of financial failures. Miss Butler acts as sponsor of this depart- 
ment. Comparative study of European dramatists and their plays 
are under discussion at present. 

The first program was given in October under direction of Miss 
Marie George. "The Trimplet, " by Stuart Walker, was the sub- 
ject handled, and was most effectively handled. All who are inter- 
ested in this type of drama and manner of production are invited 
to participate. Helen Brattain, '23. 

The Butler College Seal 

In the October issue of the Quarterly mention was made of the 
request received from Purdue University of a colored copy of the 
Butler College seal to be placed with the insignia of other Indiana 
colleges in her new Memorial Building now under construction. 
The request was placed in the hands of Mr. Lee Burns, who asked 
Walter Hadley, an Indianapolis artist, to reproduce the seal in 
color, giving especial attention to its decorative value. 

As a preliminary to this, considerable study was given to the 
seals of all the important American colleges, and through the state 
library access was had to books in the library of congress in which 
are reproduced hundreds of the most artistic seals of colleges, 
churches and municipalities in England and on the continent. 

The drawing made by Mr. Hadley, which is in the college colors 
of blue and white on a background of gold, is a fine example of 
decorative art. The outer border of the seal is formed by a wreath 
of laurel signifying achievement. This surrounds a broad ribbon 
on which are the words "Butler University," with the date 1852 
in Roman numerals, this being the year in which Butler was incor- 
porated. The center of the design shows the open Bible described 
in the by-laws of the corporation which, according to the charter 
of more than seventy years ago, was organized to maintain "an 
institution of learning of the highest class, for the education of the 
youth of all parts of the United States, and especially of the states 
of the northwest ; to establish in said institution departments or col- 
leges for the instructing of the students in every branch of liberal 
and professional education ; to educate and prepare suitable teach- 
ers for the common schools of the country; to teach and inculcate 
the Christian faith and Christian morality, as taught in the sacred 
scriptures, discarding as uninspired and without authority all writ- 
ings, formulas, creeds and articles of faith subsequent thereto; and 
for the promotion of the sciences and arts." 

The College owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Burns for having 
this beautiful work done and for presenting it to the institution — 
another of his quiet and very valuable activities. 


An Acknowledgment 

Acknowledgment is due to B. W. Lewis, '15, for the first, and 
Howard Caldwell, '15, for the second, of the series of letters which 
have been sent out by the Alumni Committee on the Quarterly. 
They have given freely of their experience in advertising in the 
preparation of these and other letters and have also aided the 
chairman materially in working out an accounting system which 
will assure an accurate mailing system hereafter. 

The results from the first letter were gratifying and it is to be 
hoped that the second will be equally so. Many warm letters were 
received from old friends of the Quarterly, urging its continuance 
and expressing willingness to do more than their share to keep it 
going if that should become necessary. 

Thus encouraged, the committee intends to make still further 
efforts to increase the number of subscribers. 

John I. Kautz, Chairman. 

Excerpts of letters received by committee : 

How about that Notre Dame game? Is Catholic theology better 
for a half-back than the teachings of Alexander Campbell? — 
Harvey W. Wiley, Washington. 

I have been much interested in the Quarterly, and trust it will 
continue. It is a sort of a luxury, I presume, but all of us allow 
ourselves luxuries of some sort or other, and this is a particularly 
commendable one. — William F. Clarke, '92, Duluth, Minn. 

I am one of the many admirers of the Quarterly, and trust it 
may continue its usefulness to the alumni for many a long year. 
If it can not continue to exist at the subscription price of $2.00 
per year, why not raise the amount to $3.00? — J. C. Witt, '08. 

Glad that Butler is to have a better and larger location ; feel sure 
it will prove a wise move. As ever am proud of Butler, of the 
Quarterly, and of the football team. — Mrs. A. M. Chamberlain. 
Miami, Florida. 


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This is a darn good letter. It gets you my advance subscription. 
—Tom Shipp, '97, Washington. 

I think I have paid up each year, but think too much of the 
Quarterly to refuse to give it the benefit of the doubt ; so, here 's 
four dollars! — Charles W. Moores, Indianapolis. 

Dear Alumnal Quarterly — I am one of your many interested 
readers — but just a recent one — for I graduated only five months 
ago with the class of '22. But, nevertheless, I have been very glad 
to have you visit me every three months. I'm a long way from 
home and from Butler, so the news you bring is doubly appre- 
ciated. I am enclosing my subscription and hope that all the 
alumni do likewise. I'll be looking forward to your next visit in 
January. — Margaret Sylveen Storch Mahoney, '22, Detroit. 

You say that the Quarterly is not asking gifts, but I trust it 
will not refuse a little token of my especial interest in it. Please 
apply excess of check over my own subscription as you see fit. 
Yours, with high appreciation of the Quarterly and great regard 
for its Editor. — William A. Holliday, ex- '59 (brother of John H. 
Holliday), Plainfield, New Jersey. 

I am glad to be able to say that I have no back debts to that 
dependable and welcome means of communicating with Butler Col- 
lege, the Quarterly. It means much to absentees. The loss of 
the Quarterly is one not to be considered possible. If support is 
still lacking after you have sent out, I shall be willing to send more. 
— Irene Hunt, '10, Spokane, Washington. 

I am sorry your letter did not carry in it some assuring statement 
that the accounts of the Quarterly would in the future be kept 
that those alumni, who are in arrears, may be asked to pay their 
bills. I don't quite see why any alumnus, who doesn't appreciate 
the Quarterly enough to pay his subscription, should have it sent 
to him at the expense of those of us who do pay our subscriptions. 
There may be some peculiar college business ethics or some senti- 
mental reasons why the Quarterly should be sent on irrespective 

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of one's payment of his dues. In the business world we find it 
best to treat all customers alike and show favors to none. I am 
of the opinion that the educational aspect of the business venture 
of the Quarterly does not alter the principles upon which business 
is built. You may think that I am offering a little gratuitous advice, 
but I don't want to see the Quarterly discontinued, neither do I 
care to make up deficits created by those in arrears. — F. F. Hum- 
mel, '93, Chicago. 

It would be a great calamity for the publication of the Butler 
Alumnal Quarterly to cease, and I can not feel that the friends 
of the journal will allow that.— Lola B. Conner, '17, Irvington. 


Rose Poly came to Irwin Field on November 4 and the game 
was a feeble affair after the terrific battle with Wabash the previous 
week. Rose was defeated 19-0. There was not the old Butler fight 
in the game and most of the team that played Illinois and Wabash 
was not on the field. Substitutes were used freely. However, at 
Greencastle DePauw was licking Kenyon in a very businesslike 
manner. DePauw was next on the Butler schedule. 

Armistice Day dawned as another perfect football day. DePauw 
was planning on making a slaughter of the day, too. But DePauw 
was over-shooting her mark. Over-confidence and lack of reserve 
strength proved too much for the Tigers. The Bulldogs tore into 
the fighting DePauw team and for one quarter the game went fast 
and heavy. Then the Pagemen took charge of things and grad- 
ually the score mounted on the Greencastle eleven until 19 points 
had been tallied. There the game ended. Rose and DePauw had 
fallen in a row to the same score. Noticeable in these games was 
a seeming lack of the former spirit and fighting qualities that had 
featured the Wabash and Illinois games. 

Notre Dame now stood alone between Butler and a state cham- 
pionship crown. No longer was heard the early season remark. 

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"Well, Butler can beat these little schools with no records, but 
wait until she hits Wabash and Illinois teams. ' ' Even when Illi- 
nois fell the opponents of Butler who were skeptics of the former 
"doormat" awaited the Wabash game with an expectant look in 
their eyes. 

Notre Dame, doubtless, expected to win ; their followers, doubt- 
less, expected them to win. But there Avasn't any ki-yi-ing around 
about it. It didn't look like that kind of a game! 

The game was played on an exceedingly muddy field. Thou- 
sands packed the arena. There was a tenseness in the air and an 
unnamed something that made the spectators feel the "Harvard- 
Yale" atmosphere. It was different. A real scrap was in the air. 

The first quarter seemed to be Butler's. No definite gains were 
made and the period ended with Hal Griggs and Wally Middles- 
worth sinking three points on a place kick. Then Eockne sent 
in a complete new eleven. Spotless blue jerseys lined up against 
the mud-covered forms of the Bulldogs. Things went evenly along 
until Sleepy Crowley was substituted in the middle of the quarter. 
Then the first touchdown was marked against Butler. A second 
followed soon afterward and the half found frequent substitutions 
on Notre Dame's part and this time a lack of reserve power told 
on Butler. The game ended 32-3. 

Bethany alone remained on the Butler card. Perhaps it was the 
effect of nine hard games of ball and many long weeks of training 
in unusually warm weather — at least, Butler felt the sting of defeat 
a second time at Wheeling, W. Va., when the Bisons took her scalp 
29-7. Butler did not play up to standard and Bethany scouts 
exclaimed that the Butler team that defeated DcPauw and Wabash 
(games they had seen) was not the Butler team that stacked up 
against the Bethanyites at Wheeling. The day was raw and cold 
for football and the field was frozen with snow and ice. A hun- 
dred Butler students made the trip. All members of the team 
who had been faithful in their efforts throughout the season were 
rewarded with a trip to the game. Many received opportunities 
to play ball as Pat made generous substitutions. 

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Statistics from the Indianapolis News show the following inter- 
esting facts regarding the season's activities arc seen here in a 
nutshell : 

W. L. Pet. 

•Notre Dame 8 1 .889 

Butler 8 2 .800 

Wabash 7 2 .778 

iFranklin 4 2 .667 

••Valparaiso 3 2 .600 

**DePauw 4 3 ..173 

t Hanover 3 3 .500 

Earlham 2 6 .250 

**tlndiana 1 4 .200 

t Purdue 1 5 .166 

Rose Poly 1 7 .125 

•Notre Dame tied the Army (0-0). 

iFranklin tied Hanover (0-0). 

••DePauw tied Indiana (0-0) and Valparaiso (0-0). 

t Indiana tied Purdue (7-7). 

Coach Page has made public a list of football men who have been 
recommended to receive their varsity letter for work this past sea- 
son. The men have been judged on their entire season's work, 
being conscientious in training, having team spirit and showing 
ability in games. 

The following football men have been recommended: H. Dut- 
tenhaver, captain, G. ; Phil Brown, ex-captain, T. ; H. H. Hungate. 
G.; D. Konold, end; W. Middlesworth, Q. B. ; J. Ferree, F. and 
line; H. Griggs, H. ; G. Woods, H. ; P. V. Brown, injured, Q. B. ; 
L. Reichel, center; H. Hensel, line; F. Cecil, line; J. Vickers, line; 
G. Strole, T.; R. Blessing, E.; G. Paul, E.; C. Helton. Q. B. ; R. 
Nipper, H. ; J. Northam, H. ; H. Hungate, F. 

The following three men have received their letter for the past 
two years of football service: G. Duttenhaver, sub-back, two 
years; M. Rotroff, H. B., injured, two years; H. Updegraff, letter 
man in 1921, injured. 

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The following men have received the secondary award for faith- 
ful ability shown in practice : R. Alley, D. Brosman, R. Cochran, 
S. Clifford, E. Harmeson, D. Kilgore, J. Morgan, S. Wales. 

Presentations of sweaters took place in the chapel early in 
December. R. F. Davidson, president of the "B" men's associa- 
tion, presented varsity letters and sweaters to the twenty-five men 
recommended by Coach Page. In addition the twelve men who 
played in every one of the first eight victories were awarded a gold 


Pat and his gang of basketeers steered Northward during the 
second week of December. The trip was very successful from 
many standpoints. Two games were played, one was a victory and 
the other a loss. 

Starting from here on Thursday, December 14, the basketball five 
accompanied by Coaches Page and Hinkle, made their way to Madi- 
son, Wisconsin. Capt. Leslie, Woodling, Paul, Harker, Blessing, 
Hooker, Nipper, Griggs, Jones and Colway made the trip. This 
crew arrived at Madison early Friday and immediately after arriv- 
ing made their way to the Wisconsin gym. There a large crowd 
of cadets watched the Pagemen practice and were astonished by 
the ability that the Blue and White showed during the work-out. 

For the second time in succession Pat's five defeated Dr. Mean- 
well's quintet by the score of 20-13. The Butler defense was great 
and it was a feather in the hat for the school with such a splendid 
victory over Wisconsin. That evening the Wisconsin Hoosier Club 
fixed a real fish feed for the boys. It was a swell treat which was 
intermingled by speeches from Freshman Harker and a song by 

The next evening Butler lost to Marquette, 18-17, in an over- 
time game. It was a tough one to lose, but the Butler five were 
all in from the Wisconsin battle. 

During the stay in Milwaukee the team were guests of Cullv 

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Thomas at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Cully is in business in 

Butler defeated the University of Chicago for the second suc- 
cessive season at Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, to the score 30-13. 
It was the second Butler victory this season over a Western Con- 
ference team. 

The Ulini game Avas the toughest to date, resulting 29-25 in 
our favor. 

Franklin scored against the Butler five, 26 to 22. 

Butler emerged from the Notre Dame contest with the large end 
of the score, 29-14, to her credit. 

The game at Purdue closed Avith the score 43 to 20 in Butler's 

Basketball Schedule 

December 15 — At University of Wisconsin. 
December 29 — Carnegie Tech, here. 
December 30 — University of Chicago, here. 
January 2 — At University of Illinois. 
January 5 — Franklin College, here. 
January 8 — Notre Dame University, here. 
January 12 — At Purdue University. 
January 13 — Wabash College, here. 
January 16 — Rose Poly, here. 
January 29 — At Notre Dame. 
February 3 — DePauw University, here. 
February 9 — Earlham College, here. 
February 13 — State Normal, here. 
February 16 — At Wabash College. 
February 20 — At DePauw University. 
March 1 — At Franklin College. 
March 9-10 — College Tournament. 

Justus W. Paul, '15. 


Then Attend Founders' 
Day Dinner 

February 7, 1923 
Riley Room, 6:30 o'Glock 

If You Are Unable to be Present, 
Why Not Send Your Representative? 


Personal Mention 

A. Leroy Portteus, '00, lias been re-elected president of the 
Brookside Civic League. 

Miss Katharine Riley, '17, has been appointed assistant to Miss 
Cotton, Registrar of the College. 

Faustina Alston, of Hamilton, Ohio, is teaching English in the 
Steele High School, Dayton, Ohio. 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Aley spent the Christmas holidays with 
their son and his family in New York City. 

Rev. A. L. Ward, '99, has moved to Union City, Indiana, where 
he is ministering to the Christian Church. 

Miss Marion Bottsford, Avho is teaching in the high school at 
Sacramento, Calif., spent the holidays with her mother at Berkeley, 

Bloor Schleppy is director of publicity for the New Orleans 
Public Service Corporation, with offices at 201 Baronne Street, New 

Emmett W. Gans, '87, and Mrs. Cans have returned to their 
home in Hagerstown, Maryland, after spending several months in 

Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Richardson, of the Department of Education, 
are occupying their beautiful new home at 5325 Lowell avenue. 

Ovid M. Butler, '02, is Executive Secretary of The American 
Forestry Association, with offices at 914 Fourteenth St., N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

Thomas R. Shipp, '97, spent the holidays at Miami, Florida. 
Mr. Shipp has direction of the newspaper publicity for this South- 
ern Florida winter resort. 

Dr. and Mrs. Scot Butler are spending the winter in St. Augus- 


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tine, Florida. Miss Evelyn Butler visited her parents during the 
Christmas vacation. 

Miss Mary C. Pavey, '12, now on the faculty of the State Normal 
School in Muncie, spent her Christmas recess in New York City, 
visiting also Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobs in Nonvalk, Connecticut. 

Lazure L. Goodman, ex- '15, has recently completed a four-story 
addition to his factory, doubling the size of the Indianapolis plant, 
the Real Silk Hosiery Mills, of which he is secretary-treasurer. 

Arthur William Dunn, for ten years on the faculties of Short- 
ridge High School and Butler College, is now National Director 
of the Junior Red Cross, at Red Cross headquarters in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Dean W. E. Garrison, formerly president of Butler College, now 
connected with the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, 
gave a delightful talk in chapel on December 7 upon the topic of 
the ' ' Choice of a Vocation. ' ' 

To Dr. Richard B. Moore, formerly professor of Chemistry in 
Butler College, now Chief Chemist of the United States Bureau of 
Mines, the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia awarded the Howard 
N. Potts Medal for his research in helium. 

James Challen Smith, '88, is living in Sawtelle, California, where 
as secretary of the Sawtelle District Chamber of Commerce he has 
been active in the Owens River water campaign, an enterprise for 
bringing water from the high Sierras to his town at greatly reduced 
rates. He is thus proving himself a community benefactor. 

The Men's Alumni Club grows in numbers, in interest and in 
importance. It lunches each Wednesday at the Severin Hotel, and 
an average of fifty are present. Halsey L. Keeling, ex- '16, is presi- 
dent. The influence of the Club has been decidedly felt during the 
autumn, and the Quarterly recognizes its energy and enthusiasm 
as a future power. 

A distressing accident occurred in the home of Mr. Irwin Cotton, 
ex- '10, on Hallowe'en evening when his little son of six years, in 

Marriages 311 

costume, caught afire. The child and Mrs. Cotton (Lois Cooper, 
ex- '13) in her effort to extinguish the flames were very seriously 
burned. They are now recovering. Mr. and Mrs. Cotton are liv- 
ing in Greenfield, Indiana. 


Ward-Wilcox. — On September 15, 1922, were married in Syra- 
cuse, New York, Mr. Paul William Ward, '14, and Miss Louise B. 
Wilcox, of Pasadena, California. Mr. and Mrs. Ward are at homo 
in Syracuse where Mr. Ward is teaching in the department of 
philosophy of Syracuse University. 

Bristol-Miller. — On October 20, in Long Beach, California, 
were married Mr. Royce Hiram Bristol and Miss Bernice Beth 
Miller, '20. Mr. and Mrs. Bristol are living in Los Angeles. 

Wilson-Downs. — On October 26 were married at Mare Island. 
California, Lieutenant Henry E. Wilson, United States Navy, and 
Miss Marie Downs, ex- '14. Lieutenant and Mrs. Wilson are at 
home on Mare Island. 

Wood-Cochran. — On October 27 were married at Spencer, Indi- 
ana, Mr. Ashton Wood, ex- '21, and Miss Irma Cochran. Mr. and 
Mrs. Wood are living in Indianapolis. 

Mullane- Goodwin. — On November 2 were married at Greens- 
burg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Daniel Francis Mullane, '14, and Miss 
Helen LaRue Goodwin. Mr. and Mrs. Mullane are at home in 

Harrison-Lewis. — On December 21 were married in Irvington. 
Mr. William Henry Harrison and Miss Josephine Lewis, '22. Mr. 
and Mrs. Harrison are at home in Indianapolis. 

Schell-Turman. — On December 26 were married Mr. Layman 
Schell, '21, son of Henry Stewart Schell, '90, and Miss Katherine 
Turman, ex- '22. Mr. and Mrs. Schell are living in Carthage. 


Hill. — To Rev. Thomas N. Hill and Mrs. Elma Alexander Hill, 
'16, on October 8, in Damoh, India, a son — Donald Alexander. 

Lewis. — To Mr. B. Wallace Lewis, '15, and Mrs. Lewis, on 
November 6, in Indianapolis, a daughter — Jane Caroline. 

Buck. — To Dr. Robert W. Buck, '15, and Mrs. Buck, on Novem- 
ber 20, in Boston. Massachusetts, a son — Robert. 

Shadinger, — To Professor and Mrs. Guy L. Shadinger, on 
December 19, in Irvington, a daughter — Mary Jane. 

Butler.— To Mr. Ovid M. Butler, '02, and Mrs. Butler, on Janu- 
ary 7, in Washington, D. C, a son. 

Robinson. — To Mr. Harold D. Robinson and Mrs. Frieda Stein- 
mann Robinson, '21, on January 12, a daughter — Janet Allene. 


Graves. — Thomas Smith Graves, '74, died in Indianapolis on 
November 8 and was buried in Crown Hill cemetery. 

Mr. Graves was born in Nelson county, Kentucky, June 28, 1852. 
He Avas graduated from Northwestern Christian College, now But- 
ler College, in 1875, and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fra- 
ternity. In 1877 he moved to Indianapolis to enter the commission 
business with his father-in-law, Michael Sells, on the opening of 
the stockyards. Mr. Graves helped organize the Indianapolis Live 
Stock Exchange, which represents the commission men at the stock- 
yards, and was president of the organization for a number of years. 
He was also a member of the Indianapolis Board of Trade and 
the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the 
Greeneastle lodge of Masons, and the Central Exchange. 

The widow, two sons, Max E. Graves, a member of the firm 
Graves. Nave & Co.. and Edward M. Graves, of Cleveland. 0. : a 


Deaths 313 

brother, Edward Graves, of Miami, Fla. ; a sister, Mrs. J. C. 
Wyman, of Jacksonville, Fla., survive. 

Orme. — On the sunny slope of a wooded hill at Glenn's Valley 
stands a Dutch colonial house, overlooking three counties, one of the 
fairest scenes in central Indiana. In this homestead, Les Ormes, with 
its six hundred acres of land, until recently, lived Mr. and Mrs. 
Hence Orme and their son, Hence Orme, Jr. A year ago Mrs. 
Orme, who at that time was state manager among women for the 
renomination of Senator New, was taken suddenly ill at the Severin 
Hotel, and died within an hour. She was a gifted and gracious 
woman; was president of the State Parent-Teachers Association 
and prominent in other fields of public activity. 

On the night of November 16, Mr. Orme, while driving with a 
friend, in the outskirts of the city, was shot by a highwayman, and 
on the 18th died at the City Hospital. Their son, who last June 
graduated at the Staunton (Va.) Military Academy, has the sym- 
pathy of the large circle of friends of the family. 

Hence Orme was a student at Butler College in the nineties. 
He graduated at Indiana University and at the Law School of the 
University of Illinois. With this training he had no other purpose 
than to manage his own business and be of service to his fellow- 
men as occasion offered. He loved the farm and making farming 
a scientific study, he was a favorite in speaking before farmers' 
institutes. He was a well-known man in Indianapolis. He was 
the first out-of-town man elected to membership in The Kotary 
Club. For many years he was an elder in the church. He was a 
lover of sports. A football player in college, he later turned his 
attention to tennis and was called "the father of tennis in Indi- 
ana. ' ' 

Hence Orme was a large-souled, broad-minded, sympathetic 
man. He was unpretentious and democratic in all his ways. He 
made many friends in many places, but it was a high privilege 
to know him intimately. Those who were by "adoption tried" he 
bound to himself "with hoops of steel." 

In the passing away of Mr. and Mrs. Orme the many worthy 
causes which engaged their attention have suffered loss. B. F. D. 

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Morgan. — Louis Jackson Morgan, who died Thursday, December 
21, 1922, was a member of the class of 1888. 

The passing of ' ' Lou, ' ' as his friends called him, stirs some vivid 
memories in those who were of his time in Butler College. We 
remember with delight the mother and the two Morgan brothers 
who lived in the hospitable home then on the corner of University 
and Burgess avenues. 

Mrs. Morgan, whose husband had died many years before, came 
to Irvington to put her two sons, Louis and Joseph, in college. 
Never was there a more devoted or wonderful mother in her care 
and oversight of these boys. 

She was a sagacious business woman as well and took very active 
part in Irvington 's church and community affairs. She extended 
kindness to many another college lad who, now grown up, will 
always remember her with deepest affection and gratitude. 

When the boys graduated from Butler, Louis in '88 and Joseph 
in '89, the family removed to New Haven, where the boys took a 
course in the Yale Law School ; then the family came back to 
Indianapolis, Avhere Mrs. Morgan subsequently died. And now 
Lou has followed her. 

He was a quiet, unassuming man, loyal and true and genuine in 
all life's relations. Before his marriage to Miss Retta Barnhill, 
"97, who survives him, he took an extended trip in South America, 
and was exceedingly well informed about those countries. He was 
also much interested in military affairs and became a fine marksman. 
He had also become quite proficient in both Spanish and French. 
By profession he was a lawyer, with considerable investments out- 
side which he cared for well. 

Those who knew him and could call him friend were fortunate 
since he was always ready to support and help those who enjoyed 
his confidence. He was a good and useful man and his premature 
going is a loss to us all. T. C. Howe, '89. 

Pugh. — Joseph Miner Pugh, ex- '18, was killed in an automobile 
accident near his home in Anderson, Indiana, on the evening of 
December 29. 

Our Correspondence 315 

His record as given in "Butler College in the World War," is 
as follows: "Joseph Miner Pugh, ex-'18. Enlisted Indianapolis, 
June 15, 1917; assigned Medical Department; detailed Base Hos- 
pital No. 32, A. E. F. ; overseas December 4, 1917 to April 28, 1919 ; 
discharged May 10, 1919." 

Miner Pugh Avas born in Anderson, Indiana, twenty-five years 
ago, though the most of his life was spent in Greenfield. From the 
high school of the latter town he entered Butler College, leaving 
when, among the earliest to enlist, he entered the service. Follow- 
ing his discharge he established himself in the drug business in 
his native town. 

About the College Miner Pugh is remembered for his unfailing 
kindliness, cheer, geniality, and held the respect of all with whom 
he was associated. He was the only child of a widowed mother, 
and a more devoted son was not. It is a tragic ending of a promis- 
ing young life. 

Our Correspondence 

Albuquerque, N. M., December 6, 1922. 

Here 's to the faithful of old Butler from the land of the Pueblo. 
Our nearest neighbor is Omar Wilson, one of the immortals of '87, 
up in Colorado. He gave assurance of our welcome to the West by 
sending to our door a bushel of the best apples Red Top Ranch 

This high plateau with its deserts and mountains both impresses 
and discomfits the tenderfoot. Be not deceived. Those hills three 
miles east of town are the Sandia mountains, 10,100 feet high and 
twelve miles from here. That little bump on the southern skyline 
is Mt. Datil, one hundred and ten miles away. Circled round are 
volcanic peaks and silent hills where men still hunt for game and 
gold. The Rio Grande waters f.Iie gardens and orchards of the 
valley and a ribbon of green running through the brown sand piled 
up and stretched out on either side. 

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This is the land of the big saddle, big hat, red pepper and heap 
Indians. Outside of the towns the Indians and the Mexicans are 
the people. The poor Indian, Lo! here he stalks the street, in 
blanket once ; Lo ! there he goes in a seven-passenger with the 
tonneau filled with brightly beshawled women folks and brown 
papooses. Down the river twelve miles is the Indian village of 
Isleta, the second largest Pueblo town in the Southwest. It was 
there before Columbus discovered America. Its 800 inhabitants 
are quiet, industrious folks whose fields and pastures border the 
Rio Grande for miles. Their whitewashed adobe houses, clean 
inside as a Dutch kitchen, are placed haphazard around a plaza on 
one side of which stands their Christian church built in the seven- 
teenth century, with adobe walls five feet thick. The Mexican is 
not always the "greaser" of whom you may have heard. He is 
baker and banker, and having most of the votes, holds most of the 

Think not that this is the land of the heathen. The largest town 
between Denver and Los Angeles, its boast is not its stores and 
factories, but its schools and churches. Its pride is the University 
of New Mexico. This is located on the Mesa east of town. It has 
a campus of 300 acres. (If Butler needs more room send it to 
New Mexico.) Its buildings are of the Pueblo style of architec- 
ture as is true also of Albuquerque's new ten-story hotel. The 
catalogue shows 367 students enrolled last year and a faculty of 
34 professors, instructors and assistants. The library contains 
23,800 bound volumes and pamphlets, besides government publica- 

The United States government maintains here a school for 
Indians attended by over 900 pupils. The Presbyterian church 
maintains a school for the education of Mexican boys. The Har- 
wood School for Girls and St. Vincent's Academy for Girls, the 
city high school with its $100,000 building and the city library 
all testify that the torch of learning is here kept aflame. 

To the many drawn here in search of health, interest centers 
around five large sanitariums and three general hospitals, besides 
many private institutions. 

Our Correspondence 317 

Years ago we spent a summer in "The Land of the Sky" in the 
Blue Ridge mountains and there got well. Here, under fairer 
skies and brighter suns, the issue is staked. Here we rest and read 
and with anxious hearts wait for the tide to turn. 

B. P. Dailey, 'ST. 

National Military Home Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. 

Many times in the last year I have thought of the friends at 
Butler. I search the papers carefully for any item concerning the 
college, and I have noted the splendid success of the football team, 
but little other news finds its way into the Ohio papers. Perhaps 
you will care to know that I am still on the active tuberculosis list, 
though I consider myself improving. Adam H. Flatter, '20. 

(Mr. Flatter's condition is the result of his foreign service.) 

We have just been talking of old times. For the past week May 
Hamilton, who is student-secretary of the Y. W. C. A. in this 
region has been in Kansas City, and this noon Hazel Warren, who 
is in the main library here, May and I had a regular talk-fest. 
We spoke particularly of Butler, for the Quarterly had just come, 
and we had such fun in reading it — personals, editorials, home- 
coming day, etc. It certainly is a strong medium in keeping Butler 
and the alumni in close touch. Other Butler friends here are Mr. 
Otis W. Green, '90, and Mrs. Green, '92, and Rev. Clarence L. 
Reidenbach, '12, who is regarded one of the foremost ministers of 
Kansas City. Margaret C. Lahr, '20. 

Your alumni dues are needed to keep the Quarterly 
going. If you have not paid this year, now is the best 
time. Two dollars keep you in touch with College 

news. Pay up! 

Stanley Sellick, Treasurer, 
Butler College, Indianapolis. 

Butler College in 
the World War 

By far the most important publication ever issued from 
Butler is the volume, "Butler College in the World War," 
by Katharine Merrill Graydon. In fact Dr. John W. 
Oliver, of the Indiana Historical Commission, has pro- 
nounced it "the most complete volume relating to war 
activities of any educational institution in the United 

It is a stirring record. Over eight hundred Butler men 
were in service, some before the United States entered the 
war, and were a part of every military operation from the 
spring drive of 1918 until the armistice. 

Miss Graydon has given graphic accounts of this service 
at home and overseas and has included more than 100 pages 
of extracts from letters and diaries written by Butler boys, 
from every field of activity, that give vivid first hand 
impressions, make splendid reading and are of unusual 
historical value. 

This remarkable book is in fact a history of the college, 
for Miss Graydon has told of its growth from the begin- 
ning, seventy years ago, and has included records of those 
who served in the Civil war and in the war with Spain. 

The book is fully illustrated, beautifully printed, and 
bound in cloth of Butler blue stamped with gold. Price 
$3.00, delivery charges paid. 



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