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MANSFIELD STATE COLLEGE LIBRAKi
"A jolltj good book
\/kere-m to look is teller
io iwe Ikati gold .
If you should "con" some evening,
O'er these pages, "all alone" —
And, dreaming, "see the faces"
Of the friends, that you have known;
Should sudden, tender, memories
Go singing thru your heart,
Should the long, long dreams of youth-time
Spring to life, while tear drops start;
Should your love of Mother Mansfield
Make life seem more true and wide
And you gently — turned these pages —
We would be satisfied!
— E. Manley.
WILLIAM RINGGOLD STRAUGHN, Ph. D.,
In recognition of his worth as head of the school
and as a sincere friend of the class of Nineteen
Eighteen, we affectionately dedicate this book.
WILLIAM RINGGOLD STRAUGHN
WILLIAM RINGGOLD STRAUGHN, Ph. D.
Dr. Straughn, the subject of our sketch, was bom April 23, 1882, in Mardella
Springs, Wicomico county, Maryland. He is the son of Reverend John Lee Straughn,
a Methodist minister.
His early education he received in the public schools of Maryland and Delaware,
later entering Baltimore City College, from which he was graduated with honors in
1902. From City College he entered Johns Hopkins University, from which institution
he was graduated in 1905. While taking his post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins he
taught in the public schools of Baltimore, and in Baltimore City College, later going
to Millersville (Pa.) State Normal School as head of the department of English and
Pedagogy. There he remained for six years — the last two years as assistant to the
Principal. In 1908 he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Kansas City
While at Millersville he was elected City Superintendent of Schools in DuBois,
Pa., remaining about two and a half years, until elected Principal of Mansfield Normal.
He is a member of the American Political Science Association, of the Johns Hopkins
Club, and of a number of literary organizations.
For several years he was a reporter on Baltimore daily newspapers. He is an
occasional writer for magazines, both of poetry and prose. His first book, "Home
Authors — Pennsylvania," is a literature of this State.
Dr. Straughn lectures at Teachers' Institutes, High School Commencements, and on
special occasions. On literary and educational questions he is within his realm and
holds a unique place. Among the leading educators of the State he stands as a potent
By his prudence Mansfield Normal under his leadership has made marvelous strides
and has taken her place on the pinnacle with similar institutions.
Dr. Straughn is a profound, broad and keen thinker, and a man of liberal thought.
His affable manner, his generous desire to aid the humblest student are at all times in
evidence. He is held in high esteem by every person in the school, and to us he will
ever be known as a wise counselor and a true friend.
Board of Trustees
C. M. Elliott, Wellsboro, Pa.
E. H. Ross, Mansfield, Pa.
F. L. Ely, Mansfield, Pa.
C. J. Beach, Mansfield, Pa.
F. W. Simmons, Mansfield, Pa.
W. H. Hatfield, Mansfield, Pa.
W. W. Allen, Mansfield, Pa.
W. H. Husted, Mansfield, Pa.
Joseph S. Hoard, Mansfield, Pa.
Hon. E. E. Jones, Harford, Pa.
E. J. Catlin, Wellsboro, Pa.
Scott Jenkins, Blossburg, Pa.
Hon. F. H. Rockwell, Wellsboro, Pa.
Hon. A. B. Hitchcock, Knoxville, Pa.
Dr. Walter Sheldon, Tioga, Pa.
Hon. Fred B. Smith, Blossburg, Pa.
George A. Stearns, Harford, Pa.
Hon. F. H. Marvin, Mansfield, Pa.
Officers of the Board
President— W. W. Allen, Mansfield, Pa.
Vice-President— W. H. Husted, Mansfield, Pa.
Secretary— C. J. Beach, Mansfield, Pa.
Treasurer — W. D. Rose, Mansfield, Pa.
THE "CAKONTAWAN" MAKES ITS FIRST APPEARANCE.
For many years past the various Classes had raised the question of a class annual.
The seed of that thought has at last grown into a huge tree that now yields her matured
fruit. The Class of Nineteen Eighteen, willing to bear the burden, grasped the
suggestion of former classes, fondled and grappled with it, and at last made the dreams
of all previous classes a reality by undertaking the stupendous task of publishing
a Class Annual. The completion of this publication is the consummate wish of the
Senior Class. We trust that as time rolls on no less shall be said of all future classes.
Immediately after the selection of the Board the preliminary steps incident to this
publication were taken up and at the same time the task readily came within our
comprehension. No time was lost in reaching a wise solution of the problem involved.
The Board in beginning their duties were confronted with many complex entanglements
that were slowly and logically effaced only by keen diplomacy. The means of financing
our project was the question of moment. Despite this perplexing phase of the work of
publication rational plans were established and a definite course pursued. As a result
progress and a successful completion of this issue free from all incumbrances were
soon in evidence and our efforts were crowned with success in every department of the
book, which to us gives much gratification.
During the progress of the work the Board sustained a great loss in the death of
James O'Brien, Business Manager. Mr. O'Brien was a young man of great intellectual
quality and of rare ability. His whole heart and soul were enveloped in the completion
of the class book. No service was too great for him to render; work to him was a
pleasure. The absence of his aid and cheerful counsel has been keenly felt.
Fortunately his assistant and successor, Donald Arnold, full of vim and determination
took up the unfinished task that remained before him and proved worthy of his exalted
position on the staff.
We alone do not wish to covet all the praise for the completion of this annual,
but take pride in sharing with those who in an especial, or in an humble manner,
assisted in the work. For their kind assistance we desire to thank all those who in any
manner contributed toward the publication and wish to express our deep appreciation.
The prevalent harmony and the kind spirit of co-operation which obtained in the
class have been a potent influence in the perfection of our plans. Ready and united
assistance were always available. This is quite in keeping with the spirit of the
times, in fact, it exemplifies more fittingly the true and innate spirit of
Americanism. A persistent endeavor to accomplish great things seems to be the
dominant thought of the class. We shall do well to foster this motive in the great
tasks that shall follow as a sequence to our school life, remembering at all times to do
it well or not at all.
In presenting this volume we trust that no person will take offense from any
portion of its contents. Nothing derogatory to the standing and preeminence of any
person, either by word or inference, is intended as part or parcel of our motive and
THE SPIRIT OF 1918.
"One of 0. Henry's finest stories is 'Roads of Destiny.' The central thought is
that but one conclusion is reached from given conditions, no matter if one follows
different routes. Try as one will, if he pursues his inclinations he is sure to come to
the same end.
How many realize the inexorable laws of life? How much is left to chance? One
will be what he has prepared himself to be, if he pursues his inclinations. Some
students do not realize the value of the preparatory period spent in school. They
asseit, with an air of unconcern, that they will later make up the time wasted; but they
cannot. They would sow pleasures now — butterfly pleasures — and reap profits; but
they do not. They would leave to others the cares that now appear as burdens, and
arise on the morrow to find that these same cares have become the responsibilities
that develop men and women of character.
I recall, from boyhood's memories, the chorus of an old temperance campaign
song, which runs something like this:
"Oh, you pumpkin head, that's what the people said;
Oh, you pumpkin head, yes you are!
You sowed a field of pumpkin seed; yes you did.
You planted it and 'tended it; 'deed you did.
Then down upon your marrow bones, night and morn,
You prayed both late and early for a field of corn."
Do you know what he reaped ? Even a city boy can answer that. Of what use
were all the prayers of the farmer? Even God himself could not grow corn from
pumpkin seed. And yet boys and girls still try to grow a successful life out of a
These are the times that call for the best in us in order to preserve ourselves, our
traditions, our faith, our future. The class of 1918 finds itself presenting its individual
talents to the professional and business world at the critical period of our National
history when some of America's best talent, drawn from the industries of peace and
trained anew for the business of war, is being sacrificed (not in vain) on the battlefields
of Europe. Have you fittingly prepared yourselves to meet the test?
The successful completion of this class book — the first of its kind in the history of
the school — is an indication of your spirit of enterprise. You can, with loyalty and
confidence, point to this book as a perpetual memorial to the spirit of your class. It
is more than a book. It is an ideal, an achievement, a sign-post on the road of destiny."
— W. R. Straughn.
"Achievement, of whatever kind, is the crown of
"Sow an act. and you reap a hahit: sow a habit,
and you reap a character; sow a character and you
leap a destiny."
"0 man! thou who art honored above all other of
God's creatures with Image, with Intellect, and with
spirit, study to merit this distinction by striving to
gain His daily approval of thy living."
Cpeed cn your way.
To note the critic's frown,
To heed the flatterer's smile.
But if in some sad heart
Thou canst smite sorrow down,
Then tarry there awhile.
"We fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep
FACULTY OF 1917-18
WILLIAM R. STRAUGHN, Ph. D., Principal.
Baltimore City College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Kansas City.
Our Principal, whom we love and respect more deeply than he can ever know.
There is no greater tribute we can offer than this — his wisdom, his love for us, his
untold patience, the purity and uprightness of character as manifested in the life he
lives, has been one of the greatest influences for good that has ever entered our lives.
HERBERT GRANT, B. Sc.
He guided us thru the mazes of Physics "Lab" and Chemistry as only a man
like Professor Grant could. He has the respect and love of every one of us. We
have felt the influence of the life he has lived and because of him we are better,
truer, young people.
HARVEY J. VAN NORMAN, B. S.
GRAMMAR, FRENCH, BOOKKEEPING.
We can never forget Professor Van Norman, of our faculty His sterling
character, his sense of justice, his courtliness of manner and his faith in us has
endeared him to the hearts of all M. S. N. S. students.
GEORGE W. CASS. A. M.
HISTORY, HISTORY OF EDUCATION.
When "the time that we were Seniors" has long slipped into the "yesterdays",
there will be a warm glow about the hearts of countless Normalites when they recall
Professor Cass. His cheeriness, his interest, and his wholesouled generosity has
meant much to us.
ALICE HORTON DOANE
We wish that in some way we could express to her just what she has meant
to us and what high esteem we have held and will always hold her. Gentleness
of manner, a brilliant intellect and a friend to everyone of us.
GEORGE BENNETT STRAIT, B. S.
AGRICULTURE, BOTANY, ARITHMETIC.
A man, whom we hold in greatest esteem; a teacher, of things more vital to
us than facts found in books; a friend who we trust and love; an example of
truthful living and nobleness of character; Professor Strait.
"Few knew, how much one has tc know, in order
to- know, how little one knows."
The worldly hope men set their hearts upon
Turns ashes — or it prospers; and anon,
Like snow upon the desert's dusty face,
Lighting a little hour or two — is gone.
"Time and tide wait for no man, neither does a
real man wait tor time or t.de.**
Forenoon and afternoon and night —
The empty song repeats itself.
Yea that is l.fe: Make this forenoon sublime,
This afternoon a psalm, this n.ght a prayer
And Time is conquered and thy crown is won.
"Ch sii,' I must net tell my age.
They say women and music should never be dated."
"In order to be strong mentally, we must be
CHARLES A. PLATT, A. M., Ph. D.
Ohio Northern University, Grove City College.
Well do we remember our former teacher of Psychology! His individuality, good
fellowship and uprightness has left so deep an impression on us all that we would
consider this book incomplete without him.
ANNA LORETTE ROSE, A. B.
George Washington University.
GERMAN, ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
A woman of high ideals, a teacher of excellence and great enthusiasm. To her
has come a revelation of the part woman may play in this world crisis — and in Red
Cross work she has revealed to us the plan.
GERTRUDE M. ALLEN.
Mansfield State Normal, Emerson Cillege of Oratory.
HEAD OF ELOCUTION DEPARTMENT.
A friend, in whom all confidences are sacred. We love her; her whole-souled
interest and enthusiasm in whatever we undertake has endeared her to all of us.
She has added much to our memories of glad M. S. N. S. days.
S. J. SEKOL.
Scranton-Lackawanna Business College.
He guided us thru the mysterious penstrokes and mazes of all we found connected
with the Palmer System. He knew his profession well and thru him we learned
courtesy and thoroughness.
Freeport Normal, Emerson College of Oratory.
ASSISTANT IN ELOCUTION.
She came to us this year and her sunny disposition immediately won us over.
As assistant in the Elocution Department she has done much for the course in
making it interesting and profitable to us.
GEORGIA LOCKE HOAG.
Syracuse University, Cornell University.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF PIANO.
"Little Miss Hoag", whose ready wit, kindliness of nature, and talent has won
her many friends among the students. We love to hear her play, for no one can
play quite so wonderfully. We can't forget her either.
RONALD C. KICHLINE, A. B.
GEOLOGY, ASTRONOMY, ECONOMICS, ATHLETIC COACH.
Our Coach, our well beloved Coach! Loyalty — loyalty to the Black and Red
and loyalty to the man who has been back of each hard fought game on football
field or gym floor, is what the students of M, S. N. S. offer because of him.
As you learn, teach; as you get, give; as you
FREEHAND DRAWING, PAINTING, BASKETRY,
SENIOR METHODS IN DRAWING.
Miss Wheeler came to us at the beginning- of our Senior year and an ever-willing,
helpful and enthusiastic teacher she has been to us. We cannot thank her enough
for the interest she has shown and the real effort put forth toward making our
"Carontawan" worth while.
Mansfield State Normal.
Our preceptress! Whose wise judgment, great patience and large heartedness
will always cause her to be remembered by the class of 1918. Proud may the school
be who has such a woman at its head.
MRS. JENNIE FARRER AVERY.
Mansfield State Normal
ASSISTANT IN MODEL SCHOOL, CRITIC.
Mrs. Avery, whose unfailing patience has made us better teachers, whose
thoroughness and originality have been a marvel to us all and whose classes we
looked forward to with eager expectation. Memory of you shall ever linger with us.
JESSIE GRIGSBY, B. Pd.
Mansfield State Normal.
ASSISTANT IN MODEL SCHOOL, CRITIC.
Miss Grigsby, who has the love and respect of every girl in the school. Her
quiet, sweet and unassuming manner has had a marked influence on every one of
us. Quiet strength is in her voice and supreme faith shines from her eyes.
Mansfield State Normal.
CRITIC, ASSISTANT IN MODEL SCHOOL.
She has patience unlimited, and oar blunders in Model School have been less
tragic because of her kind and quiet sympathy and supervision; and because of
this we will always remember her.
C. BERNARD KEIM.
Wooster University Conservatory, Pupil Herbert Greene,
American School of Normal Methods, Directors Music Department,
Public School Music, Berry School Instructor.
Because Professor Keim has meant so much to us, because his quiiet faith and
unassuming manner showed us how tiuly great he was, we of. the class of 1918 feel
this year book would not be complete without him.
"The happiness of your life depends upon the
uallty of your thoughts; therefore, guard accordingly.
ELSIE FARKHAM, MCS. B.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF ORGAN.
Miss Fa nharn, sweet, straight-fo: ward, Mi&s l-'arriham. Indeed we love her, both
for her own sweet self and for the wonderful melodies her fingers evoke. We know
hor as one of the beat loved of M. S. N. S. teachers.
EDNA YOUNG BOND,
Pratt Institute. School of Kindergarten Training (FroebeOH,
A favorite with both faculty and students is Misa Bond. To those who have
hud the pood fortune to be in her el asses, she has been an inspiration toward high
siifiils urn] thorough efficiency.
Note: — Her gowns are really the envy of every "Normal" girl.
OLIVE STRYKEH FARWELL
William Smith Institute, Geneva, N. Y.
Miss Stryker, "dear tittle Miss Stryker," whom all the girls adored! Cupid was
on the job, however, and now it's no longer Miss Stryker, but Mrs. Farwell and we
know her no more as a teacher.
liKX I mi MICK,
Mansfield State Norma I.
PRINCIPAL MHMKL SCHOOL.
Professor Dimmick's funny stories in critic meeting, his patience with our
fumbled teaching methods and his never-failing optimism are golden links in our
chain of M. S. N. S. recollectons. We have received from him desired material with
which to build up our teaching profession.
MRS. ELLA G, HO AG,
Our sick days at M. S. N. S, carry with them a remembrance of smiling Mrs,
lloag, whose aspirin tablets have cured our colds and whose liniments have eased
our pains. Those cures for homesickness will never be forgotten.
MRS. HERBERT GRAM
Mnusnekl State Normal.
ASSISTANT IN MODEL SCHOOL, CRITIC.
Mrs. Grant j sweet, well beloved, adored Mrs. Grant Her's is the admiration
and loyalty of every M. S. N. S. girl and boy. Her Model School teachers are never
tired speaking her praises. May Mansfield know her for many years to come.
Mansfield Slate Normal*
PHYSIOLOGY, PHYSICAL CULTURE,
"Attention! Hands on hips! Place!" Will we ever forget it, and will we ever
fo gel the delightful reison who uttered the words. No, never! Our "gym" teacher
will live in our memories,
M'ss Smith has been with us only two terms, but we have already learned how
indispensable she is in these present times of food conservation. There remains
in our minds a lasting imp ression of a countenance always beaming with a smile.
Mansfield State Normal.
MANUAL TRAINING, MECHANICAL DRAWING.
He left Mansfield, laiger things culled him; hut we remember him and his good
natured smile, and so we wish him to be shown this token of om- regard*
WILL GEORGE BUTLER, MUS. DOC
Mansfield Normal School Lnivcrsiiy Slate of New York,
Pupil of Jacobsohn and Musin,
HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT
VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS
DIRECTOR OF ORCHESTRA.
Dr. Butler, whose name counts for so much in the musical world and of whom
we are so very proud. He has done much for Mansfield, The music of his own violin
and the music of those men and women he has brought to our school has done much
for us. We honor him.
M AYME ROGERS,
Manaheld Stale Normal.
Mias Rogers* the best loved of all chaperons, jolly, quick-witted and able. Robin
Hood picnics. Oak wood excursions, find her much in demand. Her smile is ever
reafly to flash out at you.
P. E. RUPERT, A. M.
Hobart Col lege, University Michigan, University Wisconsin.
We can't forget him! For it has been his optimism, his patience, his sympathy
and neve bailing encouragement that made Ihe thorny path of mathematics less hard
for us. He has taught the lesson of cheerful living. We are better because of him.
MYRON DEI LEY.
Mansfield State Normal School, Boston University.
RHETORIC, SPANISH, FRENCH.
Piofessor Deiley's French and Spanish classes have been a source of pleasure
to us all and we feel that in the future, when we are asked, "Parlez-vous francais?",
we shall cheeifully respond, "Oui, oui, monsieur."
Rutger's College; Teachers' College, Columbia.
Miss Reynolds, who supervises wriggly little animals in the Model School and
shows them how to operate their vocal organs, very thorough and conscientious is she
in all of her work.
Miss Bach, who set us stiaight when we were Juniors, who kept the mysterious
Book of Marks and whom we all speedily learned to regard as a friend. Generous-
hearted and always good-natured Elsie Bach.
Mansfield State Normal.
Model School Critic.
A person evidently favored by the gads — for magic lies in her finger tips; a few
strokes of her pencil and behold a masterpiece. The body of Model School faculty
would not be complete without her. She shows great interest in the various affairs
and activities of the students.
Systematic as her work is Miss Hutcheson. She it is who makes out "those
awful bills" that we somehow incur. We .like Miss Hutcheson, she makes those
frequent excursions to the office less dreaded.
Institute of Music Art, New York; Pupil of Edward Stronk;
Newcombe School of Music, New Orleans.
That soft Southern voice has charmed us all. Miss Aston's willingness to play
for "gym" dances has won her our admiration and lasting gratitude.
HARTLEY DEAN Wellsburg, N. Y.
Emersonian Society; Varsity Football; President
af Senior Class.
Our Worthy President! Look at him! That
patrician brow! Those deep-set eyes! That aristo-
cratic nose And forgive him these, he can't help
it, and he wouldn't give a flip if he smashed the
first, or cracked the last, or blacked the other. He
has one failing — for a yellow-haired, blue-eyed
impulsive little Senior Girl. The most conspicuous
things about him are, first, longheadness, and
second, long-leggedness. He is an all-round man;
athletics, "Lit" work, studies and social duties all
claim a part of his time. He's dignified, efficient
and responsible. We're proud of our president.
ANNA B. Austin
W. Pittston, Pa.
Athenaean Society, Membership Committee.
"That reminds me," says Anna and off she starts
— there's no use trying to stop her, she can't be
stopped. To look at her you'd never dream it, but
we assure you she'd rather talk than eat. Got a
toothache? Hie yourself to Anna. Got a grouch?
She'll cure it. A better heart never beat under a
middy blouse than Anna's. Being such a talker she
loves to "Elocute", and record has it that she has
in time past been requested to omit certain voice
exercises during study hours. Luck go with you,
Emersonian Society; Glee Club; Scrub Basketball,
Theodore is a wonderful boy; to look at him
you would almost think him intelligent, but on
second thought you would say with Browning,
"Surely nature hath made strange broomsticks in
her day". Goodnatured and happy is Ted; there is
one thing he simply can't do and that's study. Still
Ted is an ardent student of "Life", as frequenters
of the library can testify. Theodore has hair that
sets the girls wild with envy, but he doesn't go in
much for co-education, so it doesn't bother him at all.
RUBY ANDRUS Burlington, Pa.
Combine fluffy yellow hair, round baby-blue eyes,
pink cheeks and a quaint, quizzical smile, with
a slightly romantic turn of mind, an avowed hatred
of all things in a Science Laboratory, and you have
Ruby. She's quiet and still she isn't. She is the
kind you can best imagine in a big bungalow apron
with a spoon in one hand and a fudge pan in the
other, and still we do not even know if she can
cook. She is more or less of a conundrum, and as
yet she hasn't been solved.
Mount Lick, W. Va.
Alta Petens Society; Basketball, Varsity Football;
Senior Class Treasurer; Assistant Business Manager
of Carontawan; Class Will.
"Tuckey" hails from the lumber camps of West
Virginia, and a more quiet (?), bashful (?), little
fellow never set foot on a Normal campus. Indiana
ws not good enough for him, so he wisely came to
us, woe unto the susceptible hearts of certain blue-
eyed maidens, for "Tuckey" favors brown when it
ccmes to eyes, and we have it on good authority
that such a pair exists in Scranton. Perhaps that
^-counts for the fact that so far this year "Don"
has remained heart-whole and fancy-free.
HOLLEY ASHCRAFT Westfield, Pa.
Eme^son^an Society; Glee Club; Scrub Football,
Varsity Basketball; Organization Editor of Caron-
This is "Petey Dink", or, simply call him "Petey",
it makes no difference to him, for let us whisper
it gently, in some things he is simply "Batty". Out
of the Cowanesque Valley he comes, wearing both
football and basketball laurels cocked rakishly over
his ears. He doesn't say very much, but he expresses
a great deal with a slightly condescending amused
grin which is a puzzle to all. "Petey's" idea of
Heaven is a mixture of tennis courts, gym floors,
and racquets"; give him these and he is supremely
ELEANOR BATTENBERG Scranton, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Captain Girls' Basketball;
This is "Batty", and if we tried to enumerate all
her good points we'd have to print this book in two
volumes, so we desist. "Batty's" face is round and
rosy. She makes you think of Cream of Wheat
advertisements. Health and fun just bubble out of
"Batty". Of all the merry "Ha, Ha's" that echo
thru the hall, "Batty's" is the merriest. Though
you be a Diogenes, you can't help smiling when
"Batty" winks a dimple at you. Blue Devils breathe
their last at her approach. Here's to "Batty",
EMMA BEACH Columbia X Roads, Pa.
The maiden with the bright brown eyes,
In whose orbs a shadow lies,
Like the dusk in evening skies.
A better-hearted, more whole-souled girl never
lived. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Emma.
She is a faithful and conscientious student. She has
the rare ability of remaining agreeable and sweet
when everyone else is grouchy. Faithful to the
end is Emma, loyal, big-hearted, true-blue.
PAULINE BENNETT New Milford, Pa.
This is Pauline. We sometimes think she is
teetotally disgusted with us and life in general. But
be that as it may, we have to admit that she's wise
with the wisdom of sages; she vows she has found
the way to uplift all (man-) kind, namely, thru the
course of least resistance. "Thus only," says
Pauline, "can you get at a man's heart, and, as it
is an established fact that the way to that organ is
thru his stomach, take therefore this way, and
proceed to uplift him." No need to say that Pauline
is a Senior in Domestic Science.
ELSIE BIDDLEMAN Factoryville, Pa. •
Athenaean Society, Athenaean Contributor.
BRAINS! WHEW! She looks innocent enough,
but looks are most deceiving in the case of this
fair-haired, blue-eyed slip of a tiling. She knows
everything that a normal person should know, and
some that abnormal peisons don't know. And still
she's as human as any of the rest of us. She
torments her bosom friends until they yell in
self-defense and then she sits back on her heels and
grins. And with it all she is just as sweet and
obliging and tender-hearted as one could wish.
(Can't tell any more, space limited.)
CLIFFORD BALCH Westfield, Pa.
This easy-going individual hails from Westfield.
Would you think him capable of a "dirty,
measly trick"? Well he is, for we have it on record
that last year he actually cheated State Board men
out of their perfectly ligitimate right of tortur-
ing him. How? Ask him if he didn't oppo tunely
develop a case of measles on the Sunday of that
auspicious week, thereby causing himself to be
removed to the hospital and fed on toast and
marmalade, Clifford had an affair of the heart once
which accounts for his dreamy expression.
Elmira. N. Y»
Athenaean Society; President Glee Club; Assistant
Art Editor Carontawan.
This is Louise. Louise of the red cheeks. Louise
of the bright eyes. Louise, the gifted. Her fingers
have magic in them, gentle reader, if you don't
believe it, look thru these pages, searching for the
tiny letters L. B. Louise can knit. Louise can sing.
Louise can draw. There isn't anything Louise can't
do. We have only one fault to find with her and
that is, she looks so much like St. Cecilia that she's
fooled the faculty as regards her real character, and
this we maintain is a grievous sin.
DORIS BARTLE Mansfield, Pa.
The quietest, most demure little girl in the class.
She's a reserved little thing, you don't get to know
her in a minute. A sweet lovable disposition is hers;
she's industrious by nature, and is a faithful student.
Doiis has that quiet, unassuming manner that never
fails one in the accomplishment and aim of purpose.
Here's to you, Doris, luck go with you!
MANDERVILLE BARTLE Mansfield, Pa.
"The man with the violin", that is Manderville
Bartle; and within him we believe there are the
sparks of that which we call genius. We can't
forget his music; it appeals too directly to our
hearts. He is a quiet fellow, quietly observing and
quietly going about his own affairs. Ever ready
is he to help out with any program, be it a Y. M.
musical number or a literary meeting. He's a
valuable fellow; here's to Manderville.
GERTRUDE BATCHELLER Knoxville, Pa.
"Celestial pools of light", "gray shadow wells", call
them anything you wish, you can't describe them.
When she was a Junior she was known as "The girl
with the wonderful eyes," and the name still sticks.
As a safeguard against the possible results of such
eyes, Providence gave her her last name. A mighty
good student is "Trudie", but we never see her
working. She is one of the lucky few who do not
have a hollow feeling when Model School time comes
GORDON BAILEY Elkland, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Music Editor; Orchestra, Glee
Attention please! This is Gordon! Behold his
physiognomy. What? Who IS Gordon? Well don't
you know? Of all gross ignorance! He is the one
and only such being existant; his socks and ties are
*he last word in color harmony! His fingers evoke
most wonderful melodies from instruments that have
pipes and pedals, and flat and sharp keys. He is
generally found sitting on a bench in the fifth floor
corridor of North Hall. Some day we expect he'll
be a matinee idol with bushels of notes and flowers
from the maidens whose hearts he has enthralled.
Meanwhile we cherish him as our budding genius and
wish him all the luck in the world.
MARGUERITE BROBSON Scranton, Pa.
She's known as "Marge", and she lives in Scranton,
and among her many, many faults she cherishes a
hideous one. She LOVES to study, gentle reader,
she LOVES it, the one redeeming feature about her
is that she doesn't care who knows it. She studies
everything from Sociology to Zoology, but her
specialty is French. Her idea of future happiness
consists of a large white house, filled with French
furniture, French windows and a French husband.
We hope you get the whole "caboodle", "Marge", and
luck go with you.
NETTIE BURT Ulysses, Pa.
Look at her! Just look at her! Does she seem to
you a MAID MYSTERIOUS. You can't always
sometimes tell! If you'd ask even her closest friends
if Nettie ever took even the slightest interest in
coeducation, they'd promptly and decidedly answer
you, "NO". But — then — how do you explain the
little letter which regularly as we get breadpudding
on Saturdays, appears each noon in the mailbags?
No one ever got a peep at those letters and no one
ever expects to. Beware of this Maid Mysterious.
Here is "Nan". We like her! She stars in German
and, oh, how she loves it (?). We almost think she
might teach it, but we are informed by a reliable
personage that she has already specialized in
"drugs", and her mind is made up and nothing can
change it. Even-tempered is "Nan". Her eyes
betray her thoughts, sometimes — those far-a-way
dreamy expressions — but we have the key to them
all, it's "drugs", pure and simple, and still we don't
think she's "doped". We all have our favorite
beverage, but here's a lare draught for the "Dutch".
ELIZABETH BRAIN A RD Mansfield, Pa.
A quiet and modest maiden is Elizabeth, with eyes
of brown and lips that look like real red cherries.
We have heard that they have been mistaken by
many a youth for the luscious fruit, but he has found
out only too soon that they were the forbidden kind.
Of all her studies Elizabeth likes her Spanish best.
Here's good luck to you, Maid of the Cherry Lips,
but do not become so absorbed in Spanish Literature
that you lose your affections in a distant Cuban
MARGARET BRAINARD Mansfield, Pa.
There was a maid in Mansfield town
And she was wondrous wise,
She knew the quirks and little ways
That blind a poor man's eyes.
In tennis togs and rubber soles
She seemed to him a dream —
She played the game; he rudely found
Life was not what it seemed,
For when he found the game was up,
With all his might and main
He dived into the reservoir —
He's not been seen again.
LOUISE BLAIR Mansfield, Pa.
Louise is goodlooking, her eyes are brown and her
hobby is coeducation. Some of us have still memories
of a 9:15 Geomelry class and the beautiful
propositions which she so gracefully applied to the
blackboard, and which she so disdainfully conde-
scended to explain for our benefit. Louise never
smiles — she grins. Her chief problem seems to be
how to fill two "dates" at once and be in two places
at the same time, and rumor has it that on several
times she has succeeded in accomplishing that
Not very tall, not very short, not very thick and
not very thin; brown, wavy hair and big brown eyes;
r,hat is Gladys. She would make you think more of i
b_own-eyed Susan than any other flower. She is
not a wall-flower either. She likes the outdoor life
ps all wild flowers do and sho does not dread cold
wintry winds or deep drifted snows because she has
a "Frost" near her both summer and winter.
Her very name signifies light and we believe that
is why her hair is of the shade which most people
call red, but although we know it is only auburn, we
have to admit that it has dazzled the eyes of one
youth to the extent that he bought diamonds for the
fourth finger of her left hand. This same hair has
lighted the way of many another youth, but we don't
wonder they like her, for she is jolly and gay. She
has the least bit of spunk, but what good is auburn
hair if it does not have the qualities that go with it.
AGNES CHILSON Mansfield, Pa.
We don't know Agnes very well — some of us —
she hides behind a wall of quiet reserve, and makes
— we know this to be true — the most wonderful
medallions and laces, and embroideries. Her fingers
are never idle, and neither are her brains. Mere
man doesn't interest her — yet, but you never can
tell. Cupid does unexpected things sometimes.
Success and happiness go with you, Agnes C.
ALICE CANF1ELD Mansfield, Pa.
"Alice of Wonderland", we call her, tho she is just
Alice of Mansfield. She is known well and liked by
all in the town where she's spent her tender years.
Once you behold her sunny countenance you won't
forge it. Her brown eyes are full of kindness, and
Alice is always happiest when she is doing for
others. She's not much interested in the other sex,
but in these war times who can tell but what she'll
lose her heart to a soldier boy?
NORMAN CHAPMAN Genesee.
"Chappy," "Charlie Chaplin"
Emersonian Literary Society.
This is "Chappy". Look at him! Look at his ears!
We are proud of those ears. For did not an
experimental pyschologist take especial notice of
them last year. He dubbed them "affectionate", and
we've cherished them ever since. Round and rosy is
our "Chappy" and ever happy as the day is long.
He has one possession which is dearer to him than
life itself. What is it? Ask "Chappy" what his
favorite song is and he will tell you, "That Old
Comet of Mine".
HELEN CLARKE Thompson, Pa.
'■A Modem Priscilla". That's Helen; her prim
little ways take us back to the days of Priscilla
Alden, but we doubt if she had the brains that our
Priscilla has, tucked away in her small head.
Neatness is Helen's middle name. Willing always
to help, goodnatured as the day is long. She's pretty
careful where heartstrings are concerned, she doesn't
let them float about indiscriminately, but one did
manage to get caught, in a Cupid's Love Knot (We
know she denies this, but it's truth, so let it stand.)
Old Forge, Pa.
Philomethean Literary Society; Glee Club.
"Brown eyes, with the wondrous sparkling charm."
Her lashes bring despair to every girl and heart
failure to many a boy. Her dancing is sensational
as her hair is black and curly. A merry, sunshiny
disposition is Vera's; 'twould be hard to find a girl
more full of pep and whole-souled good-heartedness.
There's something contagious about her that goes
to make her a favorite in both North and South Hall.
ELIZABETH CORNELIUS Tioga, Pa.
Alta Petens Society, Orchestra, Glee Club.
We asked Helen to give us some material on
Betty and one day when she happened to remark to
"Don" that she had no idea what to write, that
young man fell back in utter amazement and
ejaculated, "Good Gosh! You could write themes
and themes on a girl with THOSE eyes." At 11 a.
m. you will find Betty doing the only studying she
ever does, huddled up in front of the radiator with
her Latin grammar on her knees. She loves to dance
and she loves to do dare-devil things in spite of the
fact that she's invariably caught doing them. All
boys like her.
LINN CARD Sylvania, Pa.
We asked, "What are Linn's characteristics?
Tell us something we can work into his write-up."
They hemmed and hawed and then every last one of
them said, "Well, I don't know, but he took Domestic
Science last year." So you see Linn is noted in this
respect. Linn has brains and class rooms have no
powei- to strick terror into his soul. He's a generous
fellow, quiet and good-natured. We wish h'm loads
of success and we know he'll get it.
HAZEL CLEVELAND Covington, Pa.
"Ten after eight!" "Never mind, I don't care if
I am late to classes." This lateness is Hazel's one
besetting sin. "Better late than never", is her slogan
Hazel is a good sport and she has many friends. At
one time it was thought that Hazel would not finish
school, but would be teaching a school of one.
Perhaps Uncle Sam helped to disarrange her plans.
If, sometime, you see her with a far-a-way look in
her eyes you may know she is thinking of someone
"Somewhere in France."
RUTH COLLINS Wimmers, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Glee Club.
(Tune, "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp.")
Talk, Talk, Talk, our Ruth is talking,
Cheer up, Roomie, she's begun;
It's no use to wail and weep,
We must shoot that man Van Fleet,
Then perhaps our Rufus' talking will be done.
Grin, Grin, Grin, our Ruth is grinning —
See the twinkles in her eyes;
It's no use to mope and frown,
Rufus' grins won't be put down
Till they chase the storm clouds all from out the
INEZ COON Ransom, Pa.
A quaint and quiet little maiden with nut brown
hair and bright brown eyes, a great big supply of
common sense and an unfailing source of good
humor. Inez is ever ready to help some of us
unfortunate moitals who find Physics problems and
experiments utterly beyond our comprehension. She
is capable, too; is somebody needed to help fix up the
gym for a reception or something — Inez is right on
hand with something else beside advice. She is all
right and all there, is Inez.
FRANK CIHOCKI Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Orchestra.
Frank, tall, dignified, quiet, grave, courteous, honest
and straightforward; are not these qualities worth
while? Somewhat of an idealist is Frank, but he has
the brains and the initiative to work out his ideas. He
has had military training and experience. He is a
thorough and conscientious student. He has grit,
determination and will power. He is a cherished
member of the orchestra and the class. We could
go on enumerating his good points till the year
2000, but out of consideration of him we will desist.
RUTH CHASE Scranton, Pa.
Alta Petens Society; Glee Club.
A small, dark haired, dark-eyed girl with a keen
appreciation of a joke and a whole-hearted love of
dancing (and she can dance, gentle reader, and she
can cca 1 : dance music out of our rattly old gym
piano). She is quick of speech and quick of action.
We always know when she is coming down the hall
b> the merry click, click of her little French heels,
and the subdued little hum of a song. The Montes-
sori Method inteiests her mostly, but somehow we
wouldn't be surprised if someday those same little
French heels would dance their way into the hearts
of a movie audience or the chambers of some man's
THOMAS CAUFIELD Miners Mills, Pa.
Alta Petens Society.
There is a red-haired Irishman
From Miners Mills, P-a.
Because he is good natured
We're glad to have him stay;
His name is Caufield, "Duke" for short —
No claim for royal blood;
His A. B. C. is to popular be
Upon this Ball of Mud.
HELEN CARPENTER Scranton, Pa.
Alta Petens Society.
Helen, better known as "Carpy", is a very cheeiful
child who blew in last year from the hard coal
regions, a,s testified by the flannel shirt. Immediately
she became popular with everyone and was initiated
into that wonderful secret order known as the D.
D/s. She is now the last remaining member of that
organization. In this, her Senior year, she has
developed a very strong liking for holidays,
especially EASTER. "Carpy" has "pep"; watch her
at a football game if you don't believe it.
REV A CROUT Harrison Valley, Pa.
She is a slim, fair-haired, blue-eyed girl; rather
tall; she has a small sweet face, with a rather tip-
tilted nose, (just enough to show that there's a bit
of that quality which generally goes with red hair).
Some of us still remember the recitation of a certain
1:45 Chemistry class of our Junior year. From this
you probably gather that she is a bright student,
which, indeed, is just what we wish you to do. She
likes to tease and she has learned the art to
perfection. We think she will be a successful
teacher and not the "school-ma'amified" kind either
MARGARET CUMMINGS Lawrenceville, Pa.
This picture doesn't show Margaret's left hand,
we wish it did, for it would speak for itself! You
know the most significant of all significant stones,
don't you? Well, then, one resides on Margaret's
fouith finger! We don't wonder that it's there, for
Margaret is a dear of a child, jolly, generous and
agreeable, efficient and willing. She has more good
friends than you could count in a year and they are
all of a 'true-blue" color. She is a mighty good
student, and Model School holds no tenors for her,
Well, here's all the luck of 1918 for you, Margaret.
DORIS CROSIER Thompson, Pa.
We honestly believe she is the neatest girl in
Mansfield! Every lock of that smooth dark hair is
always in place, no breeze ever succeeded in tugging
it loose. We asked about some of her characteristics;
we found that she enjoys nothing so much as
teasing her dearly loved friends; but notwithstanding
all the torment which they are called upon to endure,
they remain true and loyal to their merciless chum.
We rather suspect there is a reason for Doris is
jolly and sunny and never blue. Lots of friends
are Doris' and here's the good will of the class.
New Albany, Pa.
Here is Johnny! She is ready for an argument,
any place, any time, on any subject. If we had a
debating team we imagine "Johnny" would be a star
member. All her worst troubles are those that
never come; you see she has a habit of crossing
bridges before she comes to them. Wyoming
Seminal y holds a peculiar fascination for "Johnny"
at all times, except when she's "back on the farm."
She's earnest, very much so, persevering, curious,
2nd last, tut not least, veiy kind-hearted. We have
heard that she's smashed all records for discipline
at the Model School. Good luck "Johnny" Croak.
LESTER CHILSON Nichols. N. Y.
A strange mortal! He moves among us, quiet and
unobtrusive, seeing everything, missing nothing.
At times a rare and radiant smile illumines his
countenance, gently appealing and winningly win-
some. He likes girls, but there's only one to whom
he's willing to entrust his heart. He dances, but
there's only one whom he's willing to pilot over the
slippery expanse of our gym floor. He talks, but
there are only a few with whom he cares to make
conversation. He's a good fellow and we wish him
all luck that's good.
MARGARET COMER Old Forge, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Glee Club.
She has red hair and the tiny little freckles
to match. Very quiet is Margaret, but "still waters
run deep," you know; and we have it that in her
own home town — but there — never mind! There is
sometimes a little glance out of the corners of her
eyes that belies the Margaret most of us know, and
we have had it forced upon our dense and muddled
editorial minds that certain South Hallites find
Margaret very attractive. She studies hard, but
she isn't so sure that teaching is her life-work;
perhaps she has something else in view.
Athenaean Society; Orchestra.
He comes from that state which has produced so
many great men, but when it came to choosing his
alma mater he came to the good old state of
Pennsylvania, and its M. S. N. S. Almet is right
on hand when it comes to stage setting and
theatricals. We couldn't get along without him. If
you happen to be looking for Almet some day, go
straight to the office, there you will find him. If
you want information on Almet, go to Harriet, she
knows all about him. They "are as one." Luck go
with you, Almet!
FLOSSIE COREY Mansfield, Pa.
She's a Mansfield girl and she's full to the brim of
pluck. She does not live in town, but a mile and a
half out, but Tioga's gentle winter breezes have no
terror for her, for every morning she hikes serenely-
thru them, bound for M. S. N. S. She graduated
from M. H. S. Mighty good-hearted she is, indeed,
some have taken advantage of that quality and her
leady willingness to help, quite shamelessly. She's
a good student, and the wish of the class is that all
the luck in the world be her's.
ALMA DILLS Duryea, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Glee Club.
"Kelley" is foremost in everything, height, gab
and knowledge of all things internal, including the
flutterings of a man's heart; all things gossipy, fac-
ulty decisions, and what-not. This experience has
come mainly thru contact with the outside world, for
instance: Syracuse, Belief onte or State (?). If ever
you need an undertaker, "Kelley" can direct you.
"Kelley" is a leader in dancing. Want to know the
whereabouts of a lost friend? Ask "Kelley," she
knows! She can "rag" the gym piano till your feet
itch to dance; she sings and if no one else has "pep"
at a football game, "Kelley" furnishes plenty for
everybody with her cheer-leading.
DORA DAVISON Ca iton, Pa.
Get out your microscope, gentle reader, for this
is "Dory Ann." She is somewhat larger than a
peanut shuck, tho indeed, we have it for a fact that
once when lights were out she fell into her own
thimble and remained kicking there half the night
before she was discovered. A regular little pepper-
pot is "Dory", so be careful that you do not up-set
her; also if you're easily shocked you'd better desist
from reading further, because we're going to say
what a member of our honorable faculty said not
long ago, namely that " 'Dory' is a gritty little
devil", and she is; the very soul of truth and "pep"
MILDRED DAVIE Covington, Pa.
"Te, He, He, He, Ha, Ha, Ha!" "Laugh and the
world laughs with you!" That's Mildred's motto.
Altho very "highty. flighty", she is a friend to all;
rich and poor, old or young, good or bad. Thinking,
perhaps, there would be some chance for her if she
learned to cook, Mildred took Domestic Science. We
think she was successful in carrying out her plan,
so we cannot understand why she then took
"Regular." Oh, "Mil", can you explain?
DAVID F. DAVIS Taylor, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Editor in Chief of
Our Editor! When we first thoug'ht of the
possibility of our class putting out the Carontawan,
we wondered despairingly "who on earth can we
have for editor?" Then quick as a flash, we knew;
David Davis! It was no easy task, but the Brains,
the Sense of Responsibility, the keen business insight
of Mr. Davis, has made this, our book, possible. He
has earned a big reputation out in the world, and,
knowing him, we feel that still bigger things wait for
him.' Our faculty is proud of him, so why shouldn't
Emersonian Society; Glee Club.
She has big, brown eyes and a face that's sweet
and strong. She is quiet and reserved at times and
then she is as jolly and carefree as any of the rest
of us. She's a friend, true-blue, solid gold, a person
you can depend upon. She graduated last year in
Domestic Science, but she returned to us to pursue
further work and she finishes with us this year also.
She is bright, she's a good student and we all love
her; so here's to Lois!
N. B, We forgot to say she's a veteran hiker, no
one in M. S. N. S. can keep up with her.
This small-faced maiden comes from the blue
mountains near Laquin. Veiy. very quiet she is,
even when you know her. When we look at her we
are immediately reminded of the song, "The Maid
With the Delicate Air." She loves little people and
she seems to have a rare gift in managing the
wriggly little creatures. Therefore, she was wise
when she chose Kindergarten for her woik here. We
have it f.om a dear friend of her's that Esther is
kept busy answering the letters of three swains
RUTH EVANS Scranton, Pa.
A very, very little girl! The tiniest of feet and
hands! She's one of the smallest in our class, but
fiom this do not gather that "spunk," the good
old-fashioned kind, that makes things buzz, does not
reside in this small individual. Dame Fashion is
one of her closest friends, and she leads that
estimable lady a merry chase. Ruth delights in
matinees! Imagine this child in a country school!
Horrors! No! Scranton is her home town! Ruth
can dance, and Friday night Gym Social always finds
her on hand. Here's the good will of the class,
Emersonian Society; Orchestra; Scrub Basketball.
Hubert is now a resident of Mansfield, but he
graduated from Brooklyn High. He's interested in
most anything and everything, from girls and
dancing to basketball and tennis. He's really an all
round fellow; even music comes in for a share of
his time. Rumor has it that the inmates of a certain
oom in„South Hall were severely disciplined at one
time. No insinuations as regards Hubert, you
understand, tho he did happen to be present. He is
a lather quiet fellow, of strong convictions and
possessed of a very likeable personality. We wish
JENNY VIDA EMBERGER Wellsboro, Pa.
She has Brains! Spelled with a big "B". We have
never known her to fail in a recitation. Newton's
Laws are as clear to her as if she had formulated
them herself. She is not a grind, in fact she is just
as frivolous as her tip-tilted little nose would
indicate. She has a voice most admirably fashioned
for babytalk, not that she ever does! She made a
hit as Cupid's Partner in the Elocution play; we
wonder why. She's a very clever elocutionist, and
some day we are afraid she will work hei-self into
such a state of feeling that she'll fly to "Flights"
beyond us and be Vida E. no more.
She's very quiet, is Myrtle, quietly moving among
us, busily intent on duties that call her; we wonder
how anyone can be so busy and keep so good-natured,
for we have never known her to lose her temper.
She is a thorough, conscientious student, she does
not allow little trivial things to interrupt her work
as most of us do. We think she must love to mix
up batters and things. She has one of the kindest
hearts that ever thumped and we wish her all the
success in the world.
FREDERICA FREY Lloyd, Pa.
Who said Lloyd, Pa.? That's where "Freddie"
comes from! There isn't anything about a farm that
"Freddie" can't tell you. Rural problems are her
hobby; social service her aim. Freddie has all her
spare moments taken up with keeping a soldier boy
in camp from being lonesome, and she is, looking
forward to the end of the war when "Tommy will
come marching home." Furloughs, home and formal
dances are uppermost in Freddies' mind just at
present. Everyone likes Freddie and all her friends
wish her success.
WALTER FORREST Mansfield, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Orchestra.
He is a distinguished member of our orchestra
and he is indispensable! He is tall and lanky, is
Walter! And, by the way, Walter, what are all
these lumors we have come across, floating about
the campus? Has Cupid actually ensnared those
heart strings so hopelessly? He's a regular shark
in Model School! (We asked someone about that,
so we know it for a fact). Also he is a mighty good
student and if we judge from the marks he gets, he
has an unusual amount of brains stowed away.
ROSARII FADDEN Olyphant. Pa.
Basketball; Philomethean Society.
'That old sweetheart of mine." is what "Ro's" red
cheeks and blue eyes make you think of; and still
it is "Ro's" laugh that oftenest goes sailing over
transoms and into the halls after the bell for "lights
O'Uft" has struck so you see "Ro" isn't exactly what
you'd call quiet and unobtrusive. She has a string
of admirers worshiping from afar, for her affections
are not easily won. She's quite an athlete and altho
talented along the elocution line, is a real "Math"
shark. She knits a blue streak, but Latin is her
specialty ( ?).
EDWARD FINN Scranton, Pa.
Edward Finn is better known as Mayor of
Blossburg. Ed spends much of his time in Bloss
this year (????). He is very clever when it comes
to dancing. Don't miss the sensational "Jazz
Dance" of this exquisite fellow who spent his youth
learning the terpischorean art under his personal
instructor in Sc] anton. "All right, orchestra, a little
jazz music." Who could have guessed at the
beginning of his Freshman year that shy "Eddie"
would become such a fusser par excellence? Ed
has the art of climbing fire escapes down to
perfection. Good luck, "Eddie"!
LETITIA FAKRELL Scranton, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Glee Club.
Letitia came to us as a little round eyed, fluffy
haired, short skirted, be-ribboned lass of sixteen;
she is leaving us. now, with bangs, chronic grin, and
a certain line of talk which has been one of her
accomplishments here; "Evolution of Species," it is,
and we have watched the change with wondering
eves. "Tish" finds boys very attractive; also vice-
versa. "Tish" finds boys very attractive; also vice-
unquietness of quiet hour is due, but we won't tattle,
not now, "Baby Tish," just as you are going out in
the world as a mighty school ma'am.
IRVING H. FRANCIS
Alta Petens Society; Captain of Basketball, Foot-
ball, and Track Teams; Glee Club; Dance Committee.
"There might have been better men born
than I am, but I doubt it."
"Irv" hails from Parsons, but it not a true son
— (get it?). The fact that he was chosen captain
of three teams proves to us that he will be missed
on the roll as an athlete. "Irv" is a good student,
standing high in his classes!!!! Society work was
not neglected as "Irv" has often been on Alta
Petens programs. Last, but not least, he is a great
admirer of the fairer sex and his name is always
found near the head of "movie" lists.
MARY FINLEY Olean, N. Y.
She is usually called Mary, but occasionally "Pat"
by her closest friends. We wish her pictured
physiognomy could grin for you, but inasmuch as
it can't we will tell you what would happen. When
Mary grins, "Devil-imps" go tumbling thru her
eyelashes, and when you think you see one you look
again and it's gone; it's a case of "Of again, on
again, gone again, Finnegan". Did she ever parade
past you on the street? Don't mind it, it is only
her bad memory. She is one of the best-liked girls
in school. Kindergarten is her hobby and "Sequence"
is the password. An all 'round brick is Mary, the
MARYON FARRER Mansfield, Pa.
Maryon, that's "Chubby", is a sweet, jolly lass
and she keeps her friends laughing in most every
class; that the axiom "just laugh and grow fat" is
proven in her case we all know. She's a star in
History and a planet in Deutsch, but the place where
she gets most of her fame is in "yanking" the kids
of that awful eighth grade; it has even been
suggested that some day she may be "supervisor",
But Maryon rather slyly intimates that "Dum
Science" appeals to her chiefly, so don't be surprised
if next year finds her sewing and cooking and
learning just how to keep that man's stomach the
way it should be.
Little Marsh, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Orchestra; Glee Club; First
Vice President Y. M. C. A.
Who is he ? Where does he come from ? What
does he do ? Well, he is a rather large and
comprehensive specimen of the race called man. He
was unearthed somewhere near the edge of Little
Marsh, and he does just as little as he finds it
agreeable, convenient and comfortable for other
people not to do. He is found most generally
b'owsing in a corner of the Physics Lab. He has a
voice that goes "Boom, boom". He's never worried,
the troubles of this Vale of Tears touch him not. He
is of a constiuctive temperament; all "Carpenters"
are exalted in his eyes; he has a favorite song, the
refrain of which consists of three words — "There's a
Carpenter" — ( Thyrza Carpenter ) .
LUELLA FIELD Canton, Pa.
"Where's my 'Ag.' " ? She never knows where it
is, gentle reader. She chases it up and down the
halls, raving as she goes, but she never finds it. In
all other respects she is sane as can be expected,
excepting none; somewhere there's a heartstring
involved, but that we'll not mention. Her eyes are
brown; likewise her hair, and she has an "AIR".
(Expect to be murdered for that.) She has a voice
especially adapted to penetrate carefully closed
transoms at the unholy hour of one a. m. She's been
squelched till she's immune. Slightly romantic is
"Poluzer", a good sport, and we love her.
GLADYS GILBERT Knoxville, Pa.
This child hails from Knoxville, a very vivacious
child she is; giggles are her specialty and she has
the art down to perfecton. Dance! She could dance
forever and a day and not be tired. Her eyes are
big and brown and sparkly; her cheeks are rosy and
red. A small, piquant face is hers and an abundance
of thick curley brown hair. Altogether Gladys is a
mighty attractive girl, as a certain individual in
State can testify. Ask Gladys about Phi Psi!
Varsity Baseball; Scrub Football; Editor Joke
"It's such a very serious thing to be a funny
man," at least, so thinks "Gus" for he is Editor of
the Joke Department of this book. If he has had
to howl as hard for material as the rest of us, he
sure has all the sympathy of the staff. There is one
thing about "Gus" which sets him apart and incline
North Hallites to consider him a very desirable
young man — he hates girls — he simply can't stand
'em, has no use for 'em what-so-ever. "Gus" is
liked by everyone, even Dr. Piatt tells us of the
time when "Me and 'Gus' Granger came to
Mansfield." A crack athlete, a good student, an
enthusiastic member of the staff!
Girls' Senior Basketball; Glee Club.
This girl has BRAINS ! ! ! And no small
amount of them either! Physics or Chemistry never
caused her any hideous nightmares of a night! Watch
her in "Lab", she always knows North from South
poles and where wires and batteries and dry cells
belong and how to fix them so they'll be "connected".
Watch her on the gym floor in a Senior and Junior
basketball game! She's "right there", every time.
She's jolly and good natured and capable! Gracious,
she "makes a go" of whatever she undertakes!
VERNA GARDNER Factoryville, Pa.
Here's a girl from Factoryville,
It's simply impossible for her to be still —
She talks while she studies, she talks while she eats;
She talks all the day-time, she talks while she sleeps;
And the queer thing about it is the 99 mark,
Which maik her in classes as a regular shark.
But, listen, she's human, for in Latin we hear
She drives to distraction her poor teacher dear.
So here's to the girl from Factoryville,
Whose tongue keeps wig-wagging and who just can't
HAZEL GAREY Wyalusing, Pa.
When Hazel learned that we were working on the
Senior write-ups she asked us particularly that we
should not describe her as "quiet". It seems tha' i 1
some way the impression has gotten about, and o
we, who know her, heieby testify that Haze is no
such mixture. She is reserved, howeve , until she
makes up her mind that you're square and fair and
all right. The amount of brains she has is amazing,
and the way she rattles off Livy translations makes
us gasp! Her delight is taken in teasing her dearest
friends! Quiet? Hardly.
BYRON GOLDEN Peckville, Pa.
"Doc. of Penmanship at Model School."
"Little men may cast great shadows."
Golden is his name and he is as bright and "rare"
as his name signifies. Byron is brimming over with
the wit of old Ireland, and his smile is an ever
present arrangement of his features. He hails from
Peckville. and while there "danced his way thru
high school", at least, he says so. (He hasn't
forgotten the art acquired there either.) He greatly
enjoys gym socials and is always on hand to trip
the fair maiden on "light fantastic toes", always —
except when he's social privileged. Byron is well
liked in M. S. N. S. by both sexes, the fairer in
particular. Lots of luck, Byron.
CECIL GARRISON Mansfield, Pa.
Here you behold a good student; he is a very
thorough and conscientious student; pluck, grit and
determination to succeed, are part of his make-up.
He drives in to attend Normal. We who grumble
because we have to tumble out of bed at ten minutes
to seven feel rather ashamed when we think of what
he's doing. A joke never fails to bring a response
as far as this individual is concerned; indeed his face
is generally wreathed in a rather humorous amused
look. His classmates, each and every one respect
him and wish him all success.
MICHAEL GAZELLA Olyphant, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Varsity Football, Varsity
Basketball, Varsity Baseball.
We point with pride to this stalwart young athlete,
whose touchdowns in football have made Mansfield
famous, and whose "strike-outs" in baseball are
proverbial. We have found him to be a valuable
asset to the school — so has Margaret! "Gazook" has
already won a name for himself, and we expect him
to take Ty Cobb's place. He dances, he sings, he
plays tennis, especially "love games." Ask Margaret,
if you don't believe it. Altogether he's a mighty
fine accomplished fellow.
Here's Andy! Our little Andy, and how he loves
to talk!! He can talk at any time, anywhere, on
any subject. He's well liked, is Andy, and he's a
good student. Once in the dead, dim past, Andy had
a heart affair; it was also at the time that he had
appendicitis. Who figured? Can't you guess? The
white frocked, white capped nurse who brought the
thermometer in for him to smoke! But he recovered
and today Andy is a perfectly healthy and normal
being. We like Andy, so "here's to him"!
This nice little fellow with the rosy cheeks is
Henry. We weie a little puzzled at first to know
just what to say about him, but after we went
canvassing his characteristics, things were easy. One
person informed us that he surely knows how to
spend money; another volunteeied the information
that his jokes are the funniest ever; still another
that he's brighter than any (Normal) person ought
to be; still another that sparks fly if his feelings are
rubbed the wrong way. So you see, Henry is a
mixture, but "variety is the spice of life", so, here's
GOLDIE GRICE Scranton, Pa.
Fhilomethean Society; Glee Club.
Goldie comes from Scranton,
And how she loves to talk —
She has brown hair and she has brown eyes,
And a characteristic walk.
To supervise in music
Is the thing that brought her here;
She's a musical touch and a musical mind
And she's training a musical ear;
And now she's leaving Mansfield,
And so, we find, are we —
But we wish her luck, and all she can pluck
From the limbs of the big Fame Tree.
ESTHER L. GERE New Milford, Pa.
"Man alone is interesting to me." Esther made
herself known to us in rather a violent manner; once,
last winter. Esther went a-skating and accidentally
(?) tiipped up two of the unmarried male members
of our faculty; one of these gentlemen has to this
day not been able to disentangle his heart strings.
She used to be of a very constructive nature, house
plans, etc., but now it's military tactics, queer, isn't ■
it? Hand embroidered towels and frat pins are
taking quite a lot of her attention. Her pocketbook
is always flat, due to purchasing thousands of
ESTHER GLOVER Starrucea, Pa.
This is Esther Glover; some are known who call
her quiet, more are known who call her not. • She
has one failing, she loves to read her letters of long
ago, she spends half her study periods gloating over
them, we have heard; we have also heard that she
has one tiunk full of nothing else. When she is not
reading old letters, she is writing new ones; she has
never told us where they go after she drops them in
the mail box; but rumor has it that several camps
are the recipients of these epistles. All good luck, E!
Here is "Somebody's colleen from The Emerald
Isle" — a veritable little beauty from Erin. Kathleen
wishes she might have another dresser in her room
on which to place more of Marcus' pictures; this is
why she seems indifferent to MOST Normal boys.
"For Cats' Sake," we hear someone say up the hall
and then we know "Tiny' is going to take her
elocution lesson. A mighty clever little actress is
Kathleen; we wouldn't be surprized to hear of fame
and renown and "Tiny" Hayes some day; still it has
been rumored she wanted to buy a set of dining
room furniture which she saw on her way back to
M. S. N. S.
Behold her! She, this dearly beloved member of
our class, has left our protecting arms in preference
for someone else's. "Woe is we"! For she wears,
on the fourth finger of her left hand, a very
significant stone. We might as well admit it, she
is about to embark on the unknown waters of the
Sea of Matrimony; Uncle Sam helped rob us of this
shining light by putting a uniform on the body of
a certain well-known, erstwhile M. S. N. S. graduate.
May not a storm ever arise to upset your little craft,
is the wish of the Senior Class.
AGATHA HAVERLY New Albany, Pa.
"Mutt' is a veritable Mark Twain, for jokes are
her specialty; she always goes about with an extra
amount on hand; in tight places they come in handy.
We don't know what this means, but we were told
to remark that the "tableaux enacted in room 416
would win a fortune for these modern impersonators
of "Mutt" and "Jeff". "Getha" reaches the high
water mark in classes, as testified in a certain Virgil
class. She's plump and — whisper it softly — she
never goes to breakfast. South Hall is a nice place
Agatha thinks, indeed, she's very interested in the
RUTH HUGHES Scranton, Pa.
Alta Petens Soeiety; Glee Club; Music Committee.
A little, dark-haired, dark-eyed thing, with a voice
sweet as a linnet's and clear as a bell; when she
sings, it seems to us like a misty rain of golden
notes. (We're afraid she'll laugh at us for that
"explatheration" but we mean it if our method of
expression is crude, so let it stand). She is happy
and fun loving and gay. She has ambitions, lots of
them. We know full well she'll soar to heights we
cannot reach, but we are content to sit in the dust
and watch her flap her silvery pinions in realms
JEAN HALL Arnot, Pa.
This slender, dark haired girl hails from Arnot.
Glad we are that she decided to leave her hills and
graduate in the illustrious class of 1918. We have
heard that the "lesser" sex finds her most attractive
and after a glance into her round hazel eyes we can
well believe it. She's efficient, she's independent,
she's cheerful and she's fun loving. Friends seem to
be her specialty.
This light-haired member of our class is another
one of those lucky individuals known as "good
students". Model School, we hear, is just play to her
because you see she has taught country school and
knows all the "in and outs" of discipline. She is
rather quiet in manner and goes serenely and
confidently about her own business. We don't think
mere man troubles her peace of mind to any great
extent, but you never can tell. Bessie is never
caught napping, she is wide awake tho that dreamy
expiession might belie it, if you didn't know her.
FERIEDA HOMET Wyalusing, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Treasurer Y. W. C. A.; Chair-
man Finance Committee.
When we told Ferieda. just for fun, that we were
going to describe her as a "rattle-brained." yellow-
haired, impulsive, little Senior girl, she immediately
had fifteen fighting "catniptions"; we hur iedly
substituted "Happy-go-lucky" for "rattle-brained",
and she came down to earth, but really she isn't
"lattle-brained", for doesn't she aspire to became a
"Dean"? Ferieda has push and blue eyes, talent in
dramatics and an explosive laugh; also the kindest
heart that ever thumped under a middy blouse. We
wish her heaps of good luck and success, and we
know she will have it!
GRACE HEISER Taylor, Pa.
Here is a good student and a humorist of real
cleverness. If at any time you should desire a
parody on any song of any age, Grace will easily
and willingly supply you. She will supply you with
a store house of ideas, but she'll not always
guarantee that they will always and forever work
out. She enjoys herself most when singing humorous
words to a sad melody over the disconsolate body of
some dear friend who has been compelled to "play
dead." Don't gather from this that "Gizza" is a
blood-curdling individual, she's not, she's only
J. ALBRO HOBAN Dunmore, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Orchestra; Glee Club.
"Bud" hails from town of Dunmore and in his
estimation the sun rises and sets there. Albro is
quite clever with the violin and also a real favorite
of the fair sex. Albro has brains, and he can talk,
not in airy nothings, either, but good solid common
sense. Grove City claimed him for awhile, but now
he's back with us, greatly to our gratification. "Bud"
is well liked by both North and South Hallites.
"It is nice to get up in the morning, but it is 'nicer'
to stay in bed," is Albro's favorite song.
Athenaean Society; Chairman Room Committee;
• Th.s brainy, blue-eyed, slender, yellow-haired
peison hails from Wyalusing and she's never
fo gotten it, nor have we, she's "but a stranger here,
Bradford is her home." Loyal to the end is Ruth,
a good worker, a jolly, happy-go-lucky sort, nothing
ever bothers her. Does a bubbling, infectious giggle
and burst of laughter go sailing over a transom to
greet the listening ears of a hall teacher? It's Ruth.
Some have said that if Ruth would undertake the
task of keeping herself quiet the problem of noisy
halls would be over. And how she can "elocute"!!
Emersonian Society; Glee Club; Second Vice
President Y. M. C. A.
He's a quiet fellow and he holds the distinction of
keeping what he knows under his hat, which is saying
a good deal. At all times, and in every place, Paul
is a gentleman. Athletics are not his forte, exactly,
but he's played at a far more thrilling and
fascinating game. Don't call Paul a bookworm, just
because he stands so very well in his classes. As
we have hinted, Paul likes North Hallites and gym
socials. We are not prophets, but we predict a
successful future for Paul.
BELLE HORTON New Albany, Pa.
Never in all our eventful lives as students here,
in M. S. N. S., have we ever seen Belle's serene, quiet,
good-natured self upset; we believe she must have a
gyroscope connected with her disposition in some
way. We have never heard, either, that she's ever
lost her temper; and her slow, quiet, easy voice was
never publicly known to be "cranky." Big blue eyes,
she has, and wavy brown hair and an ever ready
smile. May your years to come be as peaceful and
happy and serene as you, yourself — is the wish of
Alta Petens Society; Editor Art Department of
Dorothy, the talented! Dorothy, the good-natured!
Because of her genius with paints and charcoal and
brushes, we chose her for our Art Editor; because
of her good nature we vote her one of the best liked
girls in school. Dorothy finds boys very agreeable
and boys find Dorothy very agreeable, so it's a case
of good will all the way around. Dorothy sings,
Dorothy plays. Dorothy is bright; she is an "all-
round soit". for there doesn't seem to be anything
she can't do. She'll win success, and we wish her
all she can manage.
Emersonian Society; Senior Basketball.
Here is an Irish study in black hair, fair skin, blue
eyes and dimples. No wonder then, at that enormous
amount of mail from Camp Dix; really, Catherine,
wouldn't it save time, money and long suffering mail
clerks, to have them saved and sent by parcel post?
Catherine is a "fresh air fiend" as testified by two
shivering "roomies", who are made to endure Tioga's
gentle winter breezes because she "won't have that
room a bake oven." If we didn't know her we'd tell
you she is quiet, but we do know her. so take it vice
versa, please. All success Catherine H.
RUTH JONES Nanticoke, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Glee Club.
This is Ruth, the optimistic, the happy-go-lucky,
the ever cheerful "Reddy." She is blessed with a
crowning abundance of fluffy red gold hair and a
disposition bubbling over with good fun. We think
Ruth might be a succcess as an osteopath, judging
from some of her demonstrations. Being a "good
kidder" she is liked in both "Dorms"; she dances, she
plays tennis, she does everything a healthy
"Normalite" should. By the way, when she came
she was a most demure little thing; queer isn't it,
how things change? Altogether, a more agreeable
soit of lassie would be hard to find.
FA YE JEFFERSON
Black eyes! Black curly hair! A very small
person! She's full of life and sparkle. She is also
a very good student, really studying, but from this
do not gather that she is a grind, for such is not the
case. We rather think she finds boys rather
attractive, judging from certain things we have
observed, but she hasn't let them interfere with her
peace of mind during her stay here. She likes the
funny side of life and always manages to have a
pretty good time. Her many friends say, "Good
luck 'Jeffy!' "
JOSEPH F. JOYCE
Dance Committee; Varsity Football, Basketball;
Vice-President of Senior Class; Glee Club.
He came from "Bloom" to us, and it was a very
good change, for "Bloom" wasn't half good enough
for him. However, tho he's a "hustler" in every other
lespect, our Joseph would "rather sleep than eat,"
consequently the dining room doors frequently close
before his very face. We fear he keeps late hours
because of late we have noticed queer far-a-way
expressions hovering over his face; perhaps,
however, it comes from his thorough and most
ardent study of the Book of Samuel. We wonder!
He's a champion tennis player. Good luck, Joe!
MARTHA JAQUISH Mansfield, Pa.
Her cheeks are red, and her hair is black and her
eyes — oh her eyes! They snap sparks at you!
Needless to say you know from this that she is "full
of the very dickens," also we wish to add that she
is the only sister her seven brothers have; so she
hasn't been spoiled. She's a wonderful cook and
she's gieat for argument. She's going to be a
doctor, yes she really is, and we bet she makes
folks sit up and take notice as well as medicine.
HAZEL JONES Morris Run, Pa.
Here's a red-haired lassie, whose temper isn't a
bit troublesome. Her eyes are blue as blue! We
like Hazel very much, because while she's funny a"d
full of life and mischievous, she has a great dea! of
good common sense and a sense of humour that
keeps the blue devils away f^om all of us. She is a
very bright sort of person, too, and stands high i "
her classes. People find her very agreeable, and
vice versa. By the way, Hazel finds toys to be nice
little animals, but more of a curiosity than any
CHARLES JOYCE Old Forge, Pa.
Varsity Football; Scrub Basketball.
He's a football man! A dauntless, daring football
man! Well do we remember how he starred in the
game with "Bloom" at Wilkes-Barre! Plenty of grit
and deteimination are his. He has also a great gift
— a gift from — well opinions differ, so we won't
commit ourselves, but those who hear him sweetly
warbling that pathetic ditty entitled '"The Rock,"
know what we mean. He's fond of hiking, so very
fond indeed, that once "Daddy" chose him to walk to
Canoe Camp one night after school. He's a good
"stude" but never caught grinding. Good luck,
MARY R. JONES Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Here is the face of Mary R —
Looks like a talker? Right you are!
She begins with the rising morning sun,
And when it sets she isn't done.
A little excitement in the land?
Mary's sure to be on hand —
To cook and sew is Mary's aim —
And may "Dom" Science bring her fame!
HELEN JONES Troy, Pa.
Here is another shining light from Bradford
county, and right here we do declare to all who read,
that she can shine! We still remember a certain
Chemistry class of our Junior year and we have
visions of a Physics class and brilliant recitations
of this, our Senior year. Her one besetting sin is
an unconquerable desire to talk to a sleepy
roommate after "lights out." She studies, but she
is not a grind, far from it. She has a great amount
of common sense and "pep" and a cheerful
disposition. We like you, Helen!
She lives "near Scranton"; her home, she says, is
in Jordon Hollow on Tog Hill, Lackawanna county,
in Craig Township; but when she finished high school
she performed the ceremonies in Waverly, going
forth into the world from the sheltering walls of
Waverly high school and when she now boards the
train for Mansfield she gets on at Dalton. She's a
very studious child and delights in making 99's. Her
hair is slightly tinged with red, but is mostly
golden; her temper isn't at all obtrusive; she's most
generally good — most generally, but watch out for
her mischievous moods.
ALICE KEATING Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
This is strong, sturdy, athletic Alice of the biown
hair and blue eyes. She is found much at the ' gym"
dances and most on the tennis courts. "Sknner"
made a reputation for herself last year as guard on
the Junior basketball team. The inmates of North
Hall will miss her low chuckle of glee for this was
the signal that the "eats" were being; passed around.
We doubt if Alice will ever teach judging fiom that
earnest look in Charles' eyes when the old gym
piano starts up a waltz.
BERTHA KELLEY Cleveland, Ohio
Here's a reserved lass whom we find hard to un-
derstand and hard to appreciate, but take it from
us, here's a friend. Funny about those frat pins,
too. We have never yet been able to find oul, but
there's a reason, to be sure. If ever you wish to
know what show is on in New York City ask Bertha.
She can tell you. Shows, operas, railroad trips,
Yale-Harvard games, are all a past experience with
Bertha. Her love for her work and her systematic
way of doing things are bound to bring this Ohio
Marion, a hard wo.ker, a conscientious and very
thorough student. Marion, who always receives the
wondeiful maiks! Marion, the girl with the masses
of beautiful tawny hair! She is \ery quiet, she
rever intrudes, she goes on her way serenely,
attending strictly to her own business! Don't gather
from this that she is hard to appioach foi she is
friendliness personified. We think she likes to teach
and we know her grit and determination will bring
success wherever she goes.
MAUDE LUSCUMB Lanesboro, Pa.
Here is a lass with a glint of gold in her hair and
a few little splashes of the same color on her nose.
Maude loves her bocks, but she also loves to enjoy
heiself, so she's properly balanced. We wonder why
it is she intends to specialize in language, especially
Italian, and why she wants to go to Albania to
complete this subject. We also wonder about those
letters with the foreign post-marks. She's a
wonderful teacher, but no rural school work for her,
she had two years of it before she came here; she
can manage something better.
MADGE LUTES Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The red lipped, black haired little thing hails from
Wilkes-Barre. When Madge was a Junior she had
an awful attack of heart trouble. This year the
object of her affections was seen no more at
Mansfield, but we understand she remains ever
faithful. Madge is a mighty obliging little person
and here we wish to tender thanks for these weary
hours she willingly spent at the gym piano, pounding
out rag-time and dance music for cur pleasure. And
she knows how, if anyone does, the special manner
of cajoling said piano so that it gives foith of its
VIOLA LOFTUS Jessup, Pa.
Viola is a staunch advocate of city life and when
it comes to an argume.it of the subject, she certainly
can convince you that there's absolutely nothing to
"small town talk." Her eyes have a peculiar way of
looking at you which makes you feel yourself
growing smaller and smaller, but never mind, it's
just her way and under those Parisian robes there
beats one of the kindest hearts imaginable. An
ardent student of "Vogue" is Viola, as her dresses
sometimes testify, you see, she likes to be
"different." Good luck, Viola!
LURA LA BARR Knoxville, Pa.
Just a look at her pictuie can never convey half
an idea of what Lura's eyes are like; they dance and
gleam and sparkle — they dream and snap and burn,
and Lura is really just what her eyes proclaim her
to be, she changes her moods in the twinkling of a
moment; she's generous, and witty and clever; she's
lestless and quick and impulsive; she loves to- talk
and she does it well; she's a member of that clique
known as the "Fifth Floor Hospital." We hope she
gets all the good things that belong to her. She
gets wonderful marks.
HELEN LOWE Montrose, Pa.
Out of Montrose she comes, bringing with her an
unusual amount of a gray matter known to us poor
unfortunates as the highly desirable thing called
Brains! Helen loves to "elocute" and the
opportunity has often been afforded her. She loves
a joke and the funny side of life never fails to appeal
to her; perhaps that is the reason that we always
find her so cheerful. A smile is the easiest
expression that Helen can register, we have never
known her to be blue. Well, here's the hope, Helen,
that you need never be!
WALTER LIPPERT Honesdale, Pa.
j^Bl^^fl^L Emersonian Society; Secretary Y. M. C. A.
We asked, "What are Walter's chief character-
^ , 1 istics"? and they said, very briefly, "Brains." He
is a bright and shining light in classes; Senior
Arithmetic does not petrify him, as it does most of
us. Walter is a cheerful sort of fellow and optimistic
#as they make 'em. As secretary and worker in
behalf of the Y. M. C. A. he has proved faithful and
efficient. He numbers very many Normalites as his
friends, all of whom vouch for him. He is a clean,
manly fellow. We wish him all the success in the
MARY MONAHAN Lakewood, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Glee Club; Assistant Literary
Editor of Carontawan.
Of couise she is a student and a good one. but
WE think her good fortune lies in other directions.
She played the part of an old maid "Preceptress"
wonderfully well in the play "Quits." But if the
war ends we need not worry about Mary being an
old maid. We have a sneaking suspicion that she
will soon have an oppoitunity to play Juliet to a
Camp Upton Romeo, rather than a Romeo to a Juliet
of Miss Allen's selection. Mary's favorite expression
is, "Ah, he's somewhere in France now." Mary's
sweet smile will win her way through life as it has
already through Normal.
LENNA LScCRUMB Wellsboro, Pa.
When we went quizzing about for Lenna's
characteristics we got this from several people —
' OH, SHE'S A PERFECT SCREAM", and we asked
them to explain themselves further, and they
elucidated thusly, "Laugh, goodnight, I never saw
the beat of her, she can say the darnedest funniest
things — " so you see tho not very elegantly
exp essed, you have some idea of her. Lenna finds
the other sex very agreeable, tho one night she went
to sleep while a specimen of it was endeavoring to
entertain her. She finishes Home Economics this
year. The class' best wishes, Lenna!
Emersonian Literary Society; Orchestra; Basket-
Esther came tc us a quiet, reserved, curly-headed,
light-haired little gi:l with innocent blue eyes, ably
chaperoned by her world-wise brother. But he soon
left her to drink from the cup of Normal knowledge
alone, having had his fill. Her little Irish brogue
adds a distinct charm to her slew, subdued voice, but
her hearty explosive laugh came to us as a real
shosk. She has no use for the opposite sex, but she
pursues the D. S. course and who k v ows but that
her lovable disposition may net captivate some
sensible lad. Her stick-to-itiveness is a quality sure
to bring to her the laurels of success.
HARRY McINROY Middlebury, Pa.
Athenaean Society; President Y. M. C. A; Baseball,
Scrub Basketball; Athletic Editor of Carontawan;
We'd call him the most representative of all M. S.
N. S. boys. What does that signify ? It means this!
There is not a phase of M. S. N. S. life in which he is
not prominently active. Athletics? We know of
his prowess on the baseball diamond. "Lit" work?
He's indispensable! Social affairs? He's right
there! Class standing? 90's! Theatricals? Right
in the limelight! As president of the Y. M. he has
proved faithfulness ; responsibility, earnestness in
purpose and generosity of nature. He's a friend
worth having and has legular "Fields" of them.
One of the best liked fellows in school. Some
ELAINE MANLEY Canton, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Literary Editor of The
Carontawan; Secretary of Y. W. C. A.; Class Poet;
Glee Club; 1917 "Spotlight" Staff.
"What would we do without Elaine!" In the hal-
lowed cortical recesses of this dreamy-eyed, fluffy-
haired maiden, the most wonderful work goes on!
Verses just flow from her lips; our class poem and
everything literary in our Carontawan has issued
from this inexhaustible spring of talent and good
will. She portrays society roles in plays as
successfully as "old lady" roles. She's intensely
human and loves the funny side of life. Sometime
we shall hear of her as the poet laureate of America.
Here's to Elaine, "The Maid of Astolat."
HELEN MALIKOWSK1 Forty Fort, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Assistant Editor of The
This slender, dark-eyed girl is "Helen Mai." Well
do we remember a certain class meeting in which
she figured. At first sight she impresses you as
being live wires of "pep", efficiency and brains, and
first impressions are right impiessions as far as
Helen is concerned. As Assitant Editor of The
Carontawan, she's right there! She has a keen
appreciation of a joke, whole-souled enthusiasm in
whatever she undertakes and hosts of friends. Her
tongue wig-wags busily from morning till night.
We know she'll succeed, being Helen, she cant help it!
There is a young lady named Mayer,
With brcwn eyes and likewise her hair.
She rivals the sages, eats print off of pages —
A very bright child, we declare.
This maiden has one grievous fault,
She's perfectly crazy to talk;
She talks while she sleeps, she talks while she eats,
She talks, and she talks, and she talks!
MARY MAC LAUCHLAN Morris Run, Pa.
Scotchy, did you say? Oh never! (Still she has
an uncle or cousin or someone, we have forgotten
just who, who bears the name of "Lauchlan Mac
Lauchlan".) Oh, yes, she's SCOTCH, with the
Scotch dignity and brains and dry humour. Mary
has loads of friends, every one of whom love her.
The way she rattles off Latin translations is wonder-
ful to see! She even taught a Caesar class for a
while. She has a disposition weather-proof and a
sweet and lovable nature. We know success will be
her's, and — here's to Mary.
RUTH F. iMOORE Binghamton, N. Y.
Emersonian Society; Glee Club.
Of all quarters and dollars and ten cent pieces
which you might use to tempt her, none, will succeed
in gaining from her one flicker of interest; but just
you place a measly little five cent piece before her,
and watch her pocket it. Yes, nickels are her
specialty, especially when there's enough of them to
make a "Bill." "She's the best hearted thing", say
more than one of us, she will share till there is
nothing to share — eats or anything. She has a keen
appreciation of a joke and how that girl can laugh!
SABINA MURTAUGH Scranton, Pa.
Red hair and Irish blue eyes are Sabina's and the
kind and generous big heartedness that nearly
always go with them. She's most indifferent to the
other sex, they interest her not at all; mere man
counts for nothing with Sabina; indeed, we have
proof, for is not her favorite song, " The Night That
Paddy Mufrphy Died"? She insists on singing and
warbling it at all hours of the night and day. Quiet,
did ycu say? Well, hardly. She seldom worries; we
think her motto must be — "I will study and get ready
and maybe my chance will come."
"Marje" is a girl who is a friend to everybody.
She is quick, impulsive, a trifle nervous, but very
generous. Her "roomie" once said, "No one under-
stands Marje like I do," but really we doubt it, for
most of us find Marje very understandable, especially
when we see a little cash — "nickles" for instance.
It is then we catch a glimpse of that merry, light-
hearted nature beneath.
"What is this I see before me?"
We fully and honestly believe that it was Harold
who originated the saying, "Silence is golden,"
because he certainly lives up to it. He keeps his
thoughts to himself; on occasion he can become as
uncommunicative as a clam. As far as Cupid is
concerned, we know nothing, at least Harold hasn't
"succumbed to his wiles here — but who knows, in his
home town — "things are not always what they seem,"
you know. But, tho "Silence has become his mother
tongue" you imagine some day the spell will be
broken. All success to you, Harold!
GURNEY MATTESOJN Knoxville, Pa.
MODEL — In some ways — quite advanced.
BODY— Good— softly cushioned.
PAINT — None; except on threatrical eves.
MUD GUARDS— No. 12's, with lubber heels.
IGNITION — Slow, under extreme provocation.
TIRES — Never when fed and resting.
ACCESSORIES— An easy going disposition, "fog
horn" that delights the soul of Miss Allen, and
a happy and cheerful outlook upon surroundings
thru two front windows.
HARRIET MURDOCK Scranton, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Bible Committee Y. W. C. A.
She's another Scrantonian, but she's a mighty little
one; she's so small that we live in constant fear that
some of Tioga's gentle breezes will waft her off the
continent and we can't afford to lose her. She has
a little dry humor all her own, and one of the
sweetest dispositions in M. S. N. S., which is saying
quite a lot, for we are all extraordinarily agreeable.
Try as hard as she can she can't help but get
wondeiful marks. Harriet is a distinct influence in
the school and all love her.
RUTH E. MOORE Scranton, Pa.
Alta Petens Society.
This retiring little person is really a Queen of
Hearts, if we can judge from the inside informa-
tion volunteered. Many a youth, it seems, follows
faithfully in the wake of her footsteps. The best
natured little thing you could wish for 5 and the
most generous; that's Ruth for you. Kindergarten
is where she shines and we don't wonder the kiddies
love her! Light fluffy hair is her's and blue eyes.
She slips thru the halls and, if, suddenly rounding
a corner, you are confronted by a sutnshiny little
smile, rest assured it's one Ruth scattered as she
CARL MERRITT Plains, Pa.
Alta Petens Society.
This is "Lucius", sleepy and good-matured, ever-
present "Lucius". He's really very reasonable on
every subject but one, and as regards that he's
hopeless. He deems it absolutely nonessential that
he be in the dining-room before the doors are closed
in his face. He is a great tennis enthusiast,
especially that kind known about M. S. N. S. as
"bench tennis", being especially proficient in "Love
games". Football, basketball and baseball hold no
attractions for "Lucius". He's formed some
wonderfully interesting friendships, especially one
WALTON McCLELLAN Cattaraugus, N. Y.
Alta Petens Society.
About the only thing we know about Walton is
that he's a great talker on the subject Fraternities
and Frats. "Mac" will no doubt be a stock-holder if
he takes a post-graduate course next y ear. We
really believe he could revise the History of Educa-
tion text book with ease. We hope that "Mac" will
go to college and join a Frat. Ha! Ha! "Mac"
loves a joke and can crack his share of them. As
for girls — well the fair sex manages to attract a
good deal of his attention and the library a good
deal of his time. "Mac" has friends and he loves to
entertain them by means of a most active organ —
his tongue. Loads of luck, "Mac"!
FLORA NOLAN Williamsport, Pa.
Who does not know Flora? Flora, whose tongue
wig-wags from morning till night; Flora, whose
black eyes see everything and miss nothing; Flora,
the ever cheerful and the quick witted. She is about
the size "of Tom Thumb's sister, if he had one. She
holds enough energy in her little finger to store a
battery. "Pep" and bubbling good spirits mark her
as one of the happiest individuals in M. S. N. S.
Elocution is her forte; indeed, sometimes she acts
TOO well, for instance, when as "Dandelion Mugg,"
she fell off a high stool, necessitating crutches till
He's got red hair! He's also got a temper! He's
got Brains and he knows how to use them, which
is saying quite a lot. He comes from Rome, which
perhaps accounts for the excellence of his Latin
translations, we do not believe it otherwise. Girls
are creatures not worthy of much serious thought
in his estimation, so we are patiently waiting the
time for his ideas to change. He has discipline in
Model School down to a science, he'd be right in his
glory as a High School Principal. Here's to John!
LILLIAN NAUMANN Cresco, Pa.
Atfienaean Society; Class Artist
Lillian is clever! Pretty good introduction, isn't
it? But there is nc denying- ^t : Lillian is! There is a
certain dignity about Lillian; quiet, yes, the quiet in
which fun bubbles over in voice and eyes! We love
to watch her laugh, because she is so honest about
it. You never see anything affectatious about
Lillian! She is simply wonderful with her pencils,
brushes and paint, and so we chose her for our
class artist. Lillian is well liked by both boys and
girls; she is a good friend and that stands for a lot.
EDNA NAUMANN Cresco, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Publicity Committee Y. W.
Here we have "Ted." "Ted," the merry, the
merry, the irrepressible! We have never known her
to have an attack of the blues; troubles and cares
never trouble Edna, her happy disposition won't
allow it! She sadly misses "Mose" this year, but
"Hiram" is doing his best to fill the place. She is
clever with her fingers; a paint brush, a needle and
th'mble or a tennis racquet are equally at home
there! As head of the Publicity Committee she has
served well in behalf of the Y. W. C. A. May success
and happiness follow you ever, "Ted"!
GEORGE NAVLE Wellsboro, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Dance Committee; Senior
Class Secretary; Assistant Athletic Editor of The
"The glass of fashion, the mold of form, the
observed of all observers."
George is one of the few boys who have held up
the colors of Mansfield for four years. It is rumored
that the fathers of the fairer sex of Wellsboro
conspired to send George to Mansfield (reason not
given). He is a "wizard" in woodcraft, and spring
always finds him ready for a few days in the woods.
On the tennis courts he holds his own with the most
active there. Taking George as a social man, he has
no equal, indeed, M. S. N. S. finds him a most likable
and agreeable fellow.
ETHEL NORRIS New Milford, Pa.
President of Kindergarten class.
"Etel" is daringly original in two respects. Altho
she lives in New Milford, she does not consider it
the hub of the universe. Then she does not think,
as most of us, that there are no men other than
Mansfield men. In view of a need of a more general
acceptance of these two facts, Ethel cannot do better
than to convert her fellow- townsmen to the first
belief stated, and her fellow students to the other.
Lots of luck, Ethel!
HERMAN NORTON New Albany, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Varsity Basketball; Glee
He comes from that highly favored and much-
lauded section of the country known as Biadford
county. We are mighty glad that he chose Mansfield
for his Alma Mater, for otherwise we would have
lost him to our own basketball team; by the way,
Hermann contributes considerably to the halo of
light about that organization; we who have seen
him play can vouch for that. He's a good student;
we think he rather likes girls, but he doesn't let
them trouble him. His crooked little grin is a puzzle
to us all, for it expresses more than we can
WILLIAM NICHOLLS Throop, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Glee Club.
Behold "Dr" Nicholls, "Professor" of Physicial
Geogiaphy, whose favorite expression is "Cats'
Pajamas," and whose mother calls him "Williee."
He has a perfect genius for visiting the five and
ten cent store just to keep the other "nickels" com-
pany. We have been toid, confidentially, that he :'s
never satisfied with what he has, but always wants
a little "Moore." Nevertheless, we admit he's bright,
and a bit of a grind, too. Brains, "brass" and
"nickels" ought to make a good combination, Bill.
ANDREW NICHOLLS Throop, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Glee Club.
This is Andy, brother to Bill — but more retiring,
less student and a more enthusiastic admirer of the
fair sex. Last year he was caught "(K)napping,"
but this year he favors Hildebrand. His friends
have deemed him worthy of high office, but even
1HEY don't appreciate your abilities, Andy. A
pretty girl, a few "movies," refreshments (Library),
a fond good-night and Andrew calls it the "end of
a perfect day."
Alta Petens Society; Business Manager of The
Carontawan; Dance Committee.
Born October 9, 1898. Died February 15, 1918.
FRANCES O'MALLEY Avoca, Pa.
Round and "roly-poly" is Fiances, but she can
"knock" as some unfortunate beings know. Better
use the door-bell "Sadie". She is blest with a gift
of gab, and naturally this combined with an inborn
instinct of looking out for herself, prompted her
when she chose her life work. She is going to be a
lawyer; Lawyer O'Mally; sounds good, doesn't it?
We expect to hear from her in years to come, and
trust she will help us out of all our scraps and
difficulties. Her frontispiece is her chief asset.
Beneath all is a little "chicken heart" and a peculiar
Emersonian Society; Chronicler of Carontawan.
Helen has curiosity of a very curious nature; we.
think the jewelers in town will understand what we
mean; "Curiosity once killed a cat," but it never
dawned on her that it could stop the activities of a
wrist-watch. If conversation runs down and gets
dull Helen always has an interesting tale to relate.
She weighs not quite a hundred pounds, which
accounts for her fairy-like dancing. Helen is also
a great admirer of art, if you don't believe, take a
tour of her room some day and view that immortal
piece of sculpture called "Hold Still."
Athenaean Society; Glee Club.
Faye came to our Alma Mater from Keystone
Academy as a reserved, shy, maiden. To our sur-
prise, we heard of her many accomplishments, which
include Elocution, Voice, Mandolin and we were also
informed, confidentially, that she is greatly
interested in cotton growing. To those who have the
good fortune to know her, she is a real friend and
we find her friendships extend even to Georgia and
perhaps France. She has pursued elocution in the
Chambers School of Oratory and she will finish here
in both courses.
MARGUERITE PALMER Shinglehouse, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Treasurer Glee Club.
Here is another member of the "Fifth Floor
Hospital Bunch." We must admit that she comes
from a town with the most outlandish name we have
ever heard, but notwithstanding all that, we are
peifectly sure she's going "to put it on the map"
someday, for "Peg" is clever; her fingers have magic
touches in them; look at some of her drawings in
this book if you don't believe it. She's forever busy,
and she's always good natured, when she laughs her
eyes twinkle little "grins" at you. She can sing,
too. Good luck, "Peg."
Here is a girl whom you simply must know before
you can appreciate all her qualities. Esther is quiet
and reserved, it is only to those who have the
privilege of knowing her well th?t she will let her
real self be known. Willing she is and a very
ag eeable pe:se-n. She has also a mind of her own,
which can he very determined at times, but Esther
never forces her opinions upon people, she has them
and she lets people know that she has them and she
wends her owi sweet way without troubling other
people or letting them trouble her. Good luck,
ARLINE PHILLIPS Du Bois, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Glee Club.
Arline of the red cheeks and the brown, sparkling
eyes, in which a glint of laughter always lies.
(Sounds like poetry, doesn't it?) Arline is reticent,
but she's not a retiring maid by any means. She
loves the funny side of things and appreciates it as
well as anybody. But most of all she loves her
piano and exercise books and g; eat heavy magazines
they look to be. with Chopin and Beethoven printed in
big letters on the cover. Arline is talented, there's
no doubt about it; music oozes right out of her
finger tips! Here's to Arline!
WALTER PASSMORE Mansfield, Pa.
First we will describe him as we see him move
among us. He's tall, you couldn't gather that from
his picture, but we assure you his legs are yards in
length! He is as far removed from fat as anything
can well be. He wears a smile that won't come off.
His eyes hold a faraway dreamy expression. You
are sure to find hira in the Library at any time of
day. And besides all this he has more than he needs
of a certain gray material called Brains. Walter is
bright and there's no denying it!!
LUCILLE PALMER Shinglehouse, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Glee Club.
Lucille is tall, taller than most of us, very much
proud of Shinglehouse, her home town. She loves
to sing, she can, too, and to the everlasting gratitude
of various program committees, both she and her
sister WILL. (She's good to look at, by the way.)
Sometimes she makes us think of a Southern lassie,
with her slow, soft, languid voice and her easy
manner. She doesn't care much for boys here —
but we have heard that at home, etc. She is a good
student and really works. She likes to talk. Here's
all good wishes, Lucille!
Nichols, N. Y.
Emersonian Society; Kindergarten.
We are almost certain that Alma will not continue
in a state of single blessedness very long. For:
First, she is uncertain as to what she wants to do;
Secondly, because she is a good cook. If her friends
wish any general information they always go to
Alma, who seems to have an unlimited fund of
knowledge. Kindergarten is where Alma's heart lies,
and we have it that the kiddies love her! She showed
her common sense in coming to M. S. N. S, instead
of choosing a New York Normal. As we hinted
before, the "lesser sex" finds Alma most interesting
and attractive; how do we know? Observation is a
good teacher. Well, here's luck, Alma P!
Alta Petens Society; Glee Club.
Two years ago a little, yellow-headed duckling
slipped quietly into the waters of our duck pond and
went paddling serenely and contentedly about. We
were first made aware of her presence by the
faithful guardianship shown by an older and more
way-wise brother duck. After awhile, however, this
duck left, to paddle about in distant and still deeper
waters. Then our little yellow duckling shed a few
tears, shook out her wings, paddled out to the middle
and made herself know to us. Now SHE is ready
to explore new waters and when she takes the spring
we wish her a great big "splash" all her own.
ATALA RUGER Towanda, Pa.
Alta Petens; Kindergarten Department.
Here's another one of those still waters that run
deep. But don't think her only art lies in the
Kindergarten wo - k, for "Atlie" is a wonder at
keeping house. Her friends expect her to entertain
week-end house parties "Down on the Farm." A
brilliant student, a loyal friend, and a pleasant
companion, she has learned well the art of making
and keeping friends. And it is with great pride that
we name her one of us. A little girl she is with
round blue eyes and fluffy yellow hair. She numbers
both girls and boys as her friends and each vote her
a tiue brick. Oodles of love, "Atalie."
RENA REINHARDT Scranton, Pa.
Alta Petens Society; Glee Club.
Yes. gentle reader, this is Rena; Rena of the pink
cheeks; the yellow hair, the sky blue eyes and the
doll-like staie. The next issue of "Who's Who In
Mansfield" will undoubtedly contain the record of
some of her favorite pastimes; having feeds, losing
her voice and entertaining boys, etc., etc. She likes
to keep up with Dame Fashion and that estimable
lady leads her a merry chase. She is a rather
impressionable lass, upon meditating upon her
various heait affairs, she once exclaimed greedily,
"Would that I could marry them all!" By the way
she rather expects to live at Arnot some day. He
ADELINE REED Tunkhannock, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Glee Club.
It's an established fact and we all accept it —
where "Addie" is, there also is Harold. If you do
not believe this statement, merely ask her to allow
you to glance thru her "stunt book," there you will
find ample proof. As for characteristics — she's
CLEVER, both in looks and talent. She can play,
she can sing, she is clever with her fingers, she's
enthusiastic as regards tennis. (Harold, too, is a
crack tennis player.) She can write. Rumor has
it! But for proof, look for — "Getting Even With
Sis." We all like "Addie" and wish her good luck
in every thing.
Here is a girl from Bradford county and a notable
Indian district. Let us tell you right now that Dora
has brains. She also has a sense of humor as we
who took Astronomy with her in her Junior year can
testify. She is an inveterate giggler, and when you
hear Dora giggle, you invariably do the same stunt
yourself. Dora thinks boys are queer animals, but
rather nice creatures after all is said and done, and
really attractive. Dora is also capable and full of
vim and "go-to-it-iveness." We know she will make
good as a teacher, she can't help it.
Alice of the big, brown, sympathetic eyes; Alice
of the hearty and whole-souled interest in all our
suggestions, even the most trivial; Alice in whom all
of our confidences are safe. She has served for four
long years in "No Man's Land," (The Library), but
what a harvest she will have reaped! For has she
not. during those years, extended willing hands to
Cupid and have they not worked untiringly for the
future happiness of all who have entered there?
Alice numbers her friends in hundreds; we love her!
Emersonian Society; Treasurer Y. M. C. A.; Pike
"Ted," the boy who never lies,
Likes large words and apple pies;
Treasurer he of the boys' Y. M.
Rarely with women, mostly with men.
We think we know him thru and thru —
When up he pops with something new.
A kidder he of studious ( ? ) mien —
The oddest mixture we've ever seen.
CLARA V. SONN
Clara, or "Sonny" has a perfect geiius for making
99's when she's looking for 60's and vice versa in
"Ag". It is really uncanny and we can't understand
it. She is the personification of goodness, generosity
and good will,there's nothing narrow about "Sonny,"
in either mind or body; she thinks breakfasts were
made for thin people. Her heaity laugh and broad
smile makes everybody crazy to accept an invitation
to her "sauer kraut spreads," as she calls them.
She can make sandwiches out of nothing and if you
don't believe it. she's quite willing to prove it. She
used to be at "Bloom" but Mansfield suits her better.
HARRIET SAMUEL Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Glee Club.
Wilkes-Barre has sent us many charming girls,
but none can surpass Harriet. She enjoys life and
makes all around her happy, Many of the boys
have fallen captive to her pleasing ways. This year
she has been receiving mysterious postcards from
such widely different cities as Syracuse and Lambs
Creek. Yet always these messages are signed by
the same cryptic initials, J. J. Her picture vouches
for her looks, but it can't portray the pink of her.
cheeks or the blue of her eyes. Here's all success
to you, Harriet.
DOROTHY STONE Taylor, Pa.
A small person; rather light hair, round, wide-
awake eyes, a tip-tilted nose and one of that clique
known as "The Taylor Bunch." She is a very good
"stude," but grinding is not a favorite pastime with
her. She loves, just loves to "spite" people, hut her
little haphazard shots have no sting in them that
rankles. Beys are very nice creatures she thinks,
tut nothing to waste much thought about and cer-
tainly no sleep. She is an adept master-hand in one
way, you see she plays "chief" in the above-
mentioned "Taylor Bunch" and the way that they
slide away those spreads is wonderful to see.
GEETDUDE STEVENS Dundaff, Pa.
A hsnaean Society; President Y. W. C. A.; Glee
Gertrude is tall and quietly dignified. She has
wonderful hair and eyes; because of her sweet and
winning personality, as well as her sense of honor
and responsibility, she was elected President of our
Y. W. C. A. She has served well in that capacity;
and now that she graduates we feel the school has
lost an influencing factor in its organization life.
But Gertrude is jolly and funny and fun-loving as
well as quiet and thoughtful. She sings wonderfully
well; she is an out-door sort and loves athletics as
well as the rest of us. She's an "all-round girl" of
the 20th Century, and we love her.
WILLIAM STAG AM AX Wellsboro, Pa.
Here is Bill! Will we ever forget him. Bill! Bill!
Where on earth did you ever get those legs! Tall
did you say? Why, one day we saw a man walking
up the street from down town and we thot it was
two telephone poles cavorting along, but it turned
out to be Bill! But Bill has found his mate, in
height, at least, and we scurry to the corners of
the gym when he and "Kelley" "trip it on the light
fantastic toe." Bill is all right and he has many
friends. Here's to Bill!
LILLIAN SCAIFE Covington, Pa.
This round-eyed child is a native of Covington.
Innocent, did you say? Well, even the greatest of
us sometimes make mistakes. She really does study,
but dramatics are her forte, how she dees love to
be something other than she is; a born actress we
think her. We have never known her to be blue;
she's about three feet tall, may be a little more and
round and "roly-poly"; she looks like a "Mellins
Food Advertisement," dimples, rosy cheeks and all.
There are all sorts of Lillians, but only one Lillian
Scaife. Here's to "Billy," our "little Dutch Doll."
J AXE SMITH
There aie Smiths and Smiths and Smiths and here
is Jane. She's a little thing, quiet and rather
demure; she's never in a hurry, never; and she is
always on time, nevertheless. She's also very
deliberate and painstaking, as her room and exam
papers testify; we never heard, but we believe
neatness is her middle name. She studies hard, does
this little "Smithy" child. She's slightly conserva-
tive about with whom she's willing to make friends.
X. B. Someone just volunteered the information
that she is also of a dreamy nature.
STANLEY STOGOSKI Luzerne, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Scrub Football; Orchestra;
Stanley made his debut at M. S. X. S. as a dancer
and as yet he has found no one who can stand on
equal footing with himself in this line of diversion.
By the way, '"Stogey" is great on diversion, he even
has been known to cut classes to break the
monotonous monotony. A ladies' man? Hardly,
still we don't know, they seem to like him! He can
do most everything; his violin responds as much to
the musical touch in his fingers as his feet do to
ragtime. He's one of the most popula- fc 'ows in
school. Good luck!
GERTRUDE SIMILES Pittston, Pa.
Athenaean Society; Senior Basketball.
Gertrude is quiet until you know her. Camp
Meade seems rather foremost in her thoughts lately,
why, we wonder; letters with little red American
flags seem to be persistent in their attempts to be
found in M. S. N. S mail bags; but then, it's "just
an old schoolmate", so of course, you see, etc., etc.
She is blessed with brains and a rather unusual
amount, too. She's a mathematical shark, enough
so to delight the heart of poor, long-suffering
"Daddy" Strait, She has even taught Arithmetic
to some poor, harmless little Freshmen. Brains 1
GLADYS STEARNS Starrucca, Pa.
Here is a girl from Starruca, Pa.,
And we're wondering just what we are going to say;
Her hair is the color of sun-shiny gold,
Her eyes are sky blue —
And we have been told
That misty air castles
And dreams of Some Day
Form part of her dreaming in fanciful sway.
Well, here's to the girl with the big dreamy eyes;
May the years make her happy and wealthy and
ARLINE STALFORD Wyalusing, Pa.
Here is Arline Marie! Impulsive. and enthusiastic.
She loves to talk, and she does, night and day— we
mean that literally, for record has it that one night
upon hearing a cat wail mournfully upon the
campus, she sat up, dreamily declaring, "Some one
is calling me!" As for class room standing, you
ought to see the marks doped out to her. She
accepts 100 per cent, as calmly as we do 75 per cent.
Livy translations are mere A B C's to Arline. She
has lots of friends and a great love of "hikes",
country air, and a little town on the banks of the
RUTH SMITH Westfield, Pa.
All Smiths are great people, and Ruth is one of
the greatest. She is famous as a dispeller of blues,
a good disciplinarian and a tease. And to cap all
this she is known as one of the most efficient and
well-liked girls in M. S. N. S. She loves to hike
and embroider, to talk and to laugh at really funny
things. Ask Ruth to show you how she proves
Darwin's theory of Evolution. Ruth is no prude, but
a jolly and very natural person, full of vim and pep
and bound to succeed.
This pink cheeked lassie is another representative
of Dunmore; and all that "Vic" stands for and
represents counts for a lot. She is never too busy
and tiled to do just one thing more for some one.
We will all lemember "Vicy" and the library in the
same breath, for well has she performed her work
there. She is well liked by both girls in North Hall
and boys in South. We have heard she has had
many charming romances, especially those that
occur after "Lit" Society on Emersonian Saturday
n'ghts. You never told, "Vicy", but "murder will
Emeisonian Society; Social Service Committee of
Y. W. C. A.
When Lena came to us as a Junior she was
immediately known as "The Girl with the Rosy
Cheeks." There's enough grit and determination
stored up in her to furnish three of us ordinary
mortals with a plentiful supply. When she attempts
a thing you know it will be done. There is no
guess-work about Lena. She's invincible as the
Rock of Gibraltar. Right is right with her and
wrong is wrong. She's sweet and honest and
straightforward. She will stick to her friends th" u
thick and thin; she's a brick, and every one likes her.
REVA SHERMAN Mansfield, Pa.
"More length than breadth" — that is Reva. We
have it from one of her dearest friends that when
she is in an especial hurry to reach Model School
that she oppoitunely stubs her toe on the last step
of the Normal, when she gathers herself up from
the intervening garden space she finds herself at
the desired place. She is quiet, but when she
expi esses her opinion, oh, my! oh, my! Here's a
secret, also contributed by above-mentioned friend —
she has a case on the Man in the Moon — also, that
when it's "apple blossom time in Mansfield", but
— that's telling!
ALMIRA SPENCER Millerton, Pa.
This is Almira, we all know Almira. Horses aie
first in her affections and boys next. The farm
for Almira every time, and really there isn't much
about a farm that Almira can't tell you. She is a
good student, standing high in her classes; she is
witty and full of fun. She loves to talk, oh, how
'he loves to talk. Her hair has a reddish tinge and
she has the "pep" that g~es with :t. She is a sort
of a naturalist, for she loves to make herbariums
and press flowers and all that sort of thing. Here's
all good wishes for her.
Born November 28, 1897.
Died March 11, 1918.
MARGUERITE TAYLOR Wyalusing, Pa.
Emersonian Sociey; Glee Club.
Nice looking little thing, isn't she? Yes, Mar-
guerite is "good to look at", as some of the boys
say, but we, too, who are counted as her friends,
are veiy sure that it's much better to know her.
She's loyal — to friend, society, school and what not.
When she laughs you want to laugh too (which is
very convenient in every place but one, namely,
class.) Marguerite finds boys very attractive. She's
an impulsive little thing, and her small head holds a
goodly amount of common sense. She knows how
to make the "welkin ring" as long suffering hall
teachers know. So — here's to Monny", we like her!
MARIA THOMAS West Pittston, Pa.
A quiet, demure little girl — oh, no! not if you
know her. Some people are singers, others are
speakers, tut our Maria is a well-known giggler.
Ene~ gy and perserverance have made this maiden
a steady thinker, which accounts for her success
as an arithmetic teacher, so we don't wonder at her
ambition in life — to be at the head of the mathe-
matics department in some high school. When '18
sets sail, Maria will be on deck.
Port Allegheny, Pa.
Alta Petens Society.
She's tall and straight and slim and fair,
Her eyes are blue as turquoise —
Her cheeks are pink, the kind that wears —
(Will nothing rhyme but porpoise?)
Her step is light and fhm and quick
The Model School her hobby—
Her brains are not the kind that's thick —
(We think of naught but nobby).
Oh classmates dear, we beg of you,
Forgive this awful rythm —
This editor's song is not for long,
May her sins be forgiven.
ADA VON WOLFFRADT Milan, Pa.
She's quietly observing, is Ada, and she's per-
fectly capable of sizing you up in about five minutes.
Wit, of a dry and subtle sort, peeps out of her quiet
and easy manner. She is a good worker and she is
a good friend and she has lots of them; it takes a
pretty hard jolt to upset Ada's evenness of tempe>\
We wonder what all those letters to camp mean,
but when we discover that her favorite song is
"The Campbells Are Ccming," we think our dull
minds can nearly fathom it. Success be youis,
HARRIET VAN DUZER Waverly, N. Y.
Out of New York she comes, from a region famous
for its Indian history. To her is due great honor,
for it was she who suggested the name for this, our
year book, and Carontawan it was that the Board
of Editors finally choose. Harriet is a dark, slender
girl, and she has a case, oh, such a "Case", who is
most devotedly devoted to her. Harriet loves to
dance and has at last succeeded in inspiring Almet
with the same love. She is witty in a dry little way
all her own. All success, Harriet.!
RALPH VAN FLEET Dalton, Pa.
Ralph plans his work and works his plans three
hundred and sixty-five days a year. He works on
schedule (?), sleeps on schedule (?), eats on
schedule (?). One look at the marks Doctor hands
him will convert an "Eat, drink, and be merry — for
tomorrow is examination week" philosopher. Ralph
is tall and long-legged and inclined to be good-
looking. Nothing on earth ever troubled him. His
favorite song — "Along Came Ruth."
CELESTA WARREN Alba, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Orchestra.
Music lies in her finger tips; she can play the
piano, the violin, the organ, and the horn; she can
sing soprano, or alto or tenor or baritone or bass;
(we don't know positively about the last two, but
it wouldn't surprise us). She can study, she can
teach, she csn pass her exams; we have yet to find
something she can't do! Out of Bradford county she
comes, with an undying affection for that favored
spot, a disposition that is weather-proof and a keen
appreciation of all things humorous.
Freda cast a shadow over Moosic when she decided
to leave for Mansfield. Freda has reached the
h'ehest in Elocution and will be missed as an
entertainer for the coming year, both for her
readings and her charming laugh, for one who has
heard her laugh will never forget her "snort." She
4 s also an enthusiastic onlooker at athletic contests,
he- pe'Tonality, wh'ch is made up of pleasant ways,
w*ttv savings aid winning smiles, has won for her
a host oF'friejids who wish her the best luck in her
coming work. """^
MARGARET WILSON Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Margaret cheated somewhat of a sensation when
she fiist arrived as a Junior, first as a crack tern's
player, then secondly, her proficiency in love games, -
which tho lsst. is not least, as "Gazook" soon found
out, "Gazook", whom we thought immune as any
hardened athlete could be. But now, it's taken fo v
granted wherever you see "Slivers", there also is
"Gazook". Happy and go-lucky is "Severs". ck ; ll-
ful with brush and paint, even-tempered and an
altogether desirable lass to have around.
CATHARINE WILSON Hornell, N. Y.
"Dainty as a butterfly, light as thistle down". But
her mind does not resemble butterflies or her ways
a thistle; oh no, indeed, with her two small feet
propped up on her neighbors best bedspread, her lap
laden with Red Cross yarn and her fingers busily
poking knitting needles in and out, you'd think she
carried the weight of the world on her shoulders,
but you'd guess wrong; "K" never troubles trouble
and it never troubles her; she won't let it. Oh, she's
a wise little thing, for how she dearly loves to putter
around with a cookbook and batters and things; you
see, like Postum, "There's a Reason."
EDNA WRIGHT Thompson, Pa.
Edna hates mathematics,
She can't get "ecstatics"
Over fractions and things bought and sold;
O'er equations quadratic; she gets quite dramatic;
The things she says can't be told.
As for characteristics —
She's quite optimistic —
She's quiet, a good worker, too —
But tho she does risk it, she gets pessimistic
Wherenever there's problems to do.
She's a loyal native of Tioga county; she isn't very
big, but we imagine she has a rather extra amount
of common sense stored away in her small head.
Frances makes us think of a little dormouse, she is
so quiet and unobtrusive; she studies hard — her
lessons are never neglected. She goes quietly about
her own business, molesting nobody, attending
strictly to her own affairs. Frances is hesitant
about making advances, she feels her way carefully
before venturing very far. Here's to our little
MARY WATKINS Covington, Pa.
"Oh, Mary, be careful," should constantly be said
to Mary, for she is always getting her friends and
heiself into scrapes. Her ready wit and dimpled
chin make her popular with all who know her. Altho
by her looks one would think her dignified, yet Mary
is full of the "Old Nick." She's a natural born
"rhymster," for from her childhood she has been
able to make jingles. Her latest efforts have been
"There's a boy in the heart of Maryland." For
further particulais inquiie of Miss Watkins.
We wish to rhyme a little
About this girl called "Fat,"
For when we say she's "fond of George,'
We know we have it pat.
She s.ud es some, she studies none,
She always has her lessons.
Eut how she gets those lovely marks
Just keeps us all a-guessing;
She hails f om out of Taylor-town,
And all the natives love her;
Mv/ sunny days and happy skies
Forever be above her.
HELEN WOOD Mansfield, Pa.
"Much in little". That's Helen. Very accom-
plished, very cheerful, very bright. She likes to
study, keeping in a class-room is one too many for
Helen. She has heaps of friends, everyone of whom
votes her a brick. Helen loves Tioga and she'll sing
her Alma Mater as enthusiastically as any of us,
but Normal boys simply didn't come up to her idea
of a Prince Charming, she went searching and in
Biadford county she found him. She was the one
Tiogan who didn't give a flip which way the Sus-
quehanna Trail macadamized itself.
CLEMENTINE WOODMANSEE Starruca, Pa.
Emersonian Society; Orchestra; Glee Club.
This is a little girl with a great big name, but,
as sometimes isn't the case, she is capable of living
up to it. She finds boys very attractive and they
seem to find her pretty agreeable, too. Her most
cherished possession is her violin, which she plays
more than well. They tell us she has a wee bit of
temper and we are glad of it for if a person doesn't
have pepper in his make-up we don't consider him
worth his salt. All good wishes, Clementine!
EVAN WILLIAMS Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Evan Williams, no relative of the famous tenor,
is an all-round fellow and what he lacks as a famous
singer is counterbalanced by his proficiency in Ger-
man class (?) for he has an idea that when Unc'e
Sam gets his work in "over there," there will be no
need of a. Geiman language. He is full of ideas; he
even knows that after twilight falls, day breaks.
He will be well remembered as a candidate for
presidency in a well-known class meeting. He's a
patriot too, but it's hard luck about those ears, "Ev."
HAZEL WILCOX Milan, Pa.
Here's a girl with a cheerful grin,
A gloomy face she deems a sin;
So while she walks and moves about,
Her mouth curls up and her dimples out;
She loves to cheer and comfort folks,
And so she has a line of jokes —
And if at you she'd let one spring,
You'd have to smile spite everything.
WILLIAM WALP Nanticoke, Pa.
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these, 'Campused again!'"
Poor Billy! We love him, but our love is
unavailing; it can't prevent members of M. S. N. S.
faculty from blundering upon him just at the climax
of some escapade; we do the same things that he
does, but its always "Billy" to whom the punishment
is meted out. He's goodheaited and happy as the
day is long and chuck full of wit. Long words are
his delight and friends his specialty. Here's to
Athenaean Society; Varsity Football; Basketball.
Bill came to us during the Fall Term of 1917. He
was a sen-or at Stroudsburg, but a bird whispered
Mansfield Normal to him and he came, and we are
very glad to have him with us. He starred in the
athletic games, in football and basket ball. He's a
most engaging cuss, and has a knack at dancing.
Bill likes to kid people and rather dotes on that style
of se ] f-entertainment. Bill's chief amusement is
letters from "one (?)". Bill is a fair kidder, but,
neveitheless, he's "True Blue".
HELEN WE1BEL Taylor, Pa.
This is Brick", tall she is and slender and she is
a member of that organization known as "The
Taylor Bunch. She is a very agreeable sort of per-
sonage; but she has one besetting sin, she delights
in tormenting her dearest friends till they are nearly
speechless (we get th's information from a reliable
source). We have also heard that she manages to
keep one corner of fourth floor in a healthy and
lively circulation of giggles. She rather likes the
odious creatures called men but she doesn't let them
disturb the equilibrium of her mind. Good luck,
MARY YOUNG Moosic, Pa.
Alta Petens Society; Chairman Social Committee.
And here we have Mary! Mary with the creamy
complexion, Mary of the sweet smile, Mary of the
round wide eyes, Mary of the "unup-set-able disposi-
tion." You can't make Mary cross, some who have
tried it testify. There are no prickly edges about
Mary; her's is one of the sweetest dispositions in M,
S. N. S. Mary's "write-up" would not be complete
without mention of "Scoop". For where Mary is
there is "Scoop" also. Robin Hood picnics are
occasions dear to their hearts, as certain "snaps"
and individuals can testify. Mary has friends who
love her so here's to Mary. Mar(r)y Young"?
THUSNELDE ZELLER Scranton, Pa.
Philomethean Society; Vice President Y. W. C. A.
"Thuzzy", who also answers to the name of
"Zophie", charms us not only with her voice, but
with her winning ways. Altho she comes from
Scranton, she is fond of rural life and really dotes
on pastoral scenes, for nothing pleases her more than
a walk to Robin Hood, regardless of weather con-
ditions, that is providing she has the proper escort.
"Thuzzy" is clever, and she has succeeded in making
a member of our honorable faculty think the same,
namely, our Spanish professor.
EDWIN SCHOTT Sabinsville, Pa.
"Eddie Schott"! Will we ever forget him! "Eddie", whose tongue wagged from
morning till night; "Eddie", the personification of wit, good will and generosity. "Eddie"
took camp cookery at M. S. N. S., (Watch the smile on 1913's faces as they recall this),
and Uncle Sam took due recognition of the fact. "Ed" has done well and we are proud
of him. Here's to you Eddie, and Uncle Sam!
RANDOLPH GRACE Towanda, Pa.
Randolph is another boy of our class who is upholding the honor of the Stars and
Stripes. We remember one of his most marked characteristics, namely his unfailing
good nature; nothing ever upset Randolph. He used to shine down on the ice pond too,
for he is one wonderful skater. As for a shark in a chemistry classroom!! Randolph
was right there! And we know he'll be right there when Uncle Sam needs him, too.
THOMAS GALLAGHER Factoryville, Pa.
Here is another fellow who represents us in the service of Uncle Sam. "Tom" has
bright ?ed ha'r and all the dry wit of Old Ireland. He is also possessed of the brains
that go with it. Basketball found him ready and floor games found him shining. He
danced and gym social found him always on deck! The class backs you to the last
ditch or tre::.ch, Tom, and wishes you all the luck in the world.
THOMAS VOITEK Luzerne, Pa.
"Tom" was one of the first to go in the "first draft," and that's why we miss his
cheerful countenance among us this year. He has reminded many of a hero in an
Algie.- bcok- fighting against odds, possessing ambition, and a lot of grim determina-
tion, etc. These soldierly qualities have been well placed^ too, as is proved by his steady
advancement at the training camp. Miss Doane quotes him as a wonderful Latin
student, so we know he's brilliant. Good luck, Tom!
JOHN KANE Arnot, Pa.
Everybody remembers Johnny Kane! We can't help but recall those dances —
bruised toes, scratched shoes and sudden bumps linger in our memories! And then
that curley hair and those bright brown eyes and a certain song sung at a certain
minstrel that went to the tune of "Where the Tioga River Flows" — all these things,
we remember too. But we know that military demands will find John right there.
Here's the best luck to John!
MILDRED WILK INS-BEACH Mansfieid, Pa.
Our Bride! Married in the fall of '17 to Horace
HAZEL WATKINS-CARSON Scranton, Pa.
Another bride! Married in the fall of '17 to Alex
MARGARET FINN Parsons, Pa.
Here you behold the Junior representative of The
Carontawan Board. Owing to unavoidable circum-
stances, we have been unable to place her picr.uie in
that of the staff group, but take a good look at her
for her work deserves mention.
Born October 9, 1898. Died February 15, 1918.
Thy days with us have softly passed
And saddened to an end — .
How much, how well, we loved thee,
my friend, my friend!
With Courage strong and purpose high
Your days were made worth while —
Your clean young life was symboled
In the beauty of your smile.
Oh, we shall meet again,
Dear friend, my friend;
We'll clasp thy hand, and live —
Life without end!
Born November 28, 1896. Died March 10, 1918.
vast, still God-
All quietly, thy sacred will is wrought,
We cannot understand thy ways —
With pain and sadness fraught.
But oh, dear God!
From knowing her, this slender, dark-eyed maid —
We hear the passing of Death's wing —
And trust on — unafraid.
Born June 9, 1898. Died June 7, 1917.
We only knew her for a little space —
But knowing, loved
The gentle sweetness of her face!
We loved the light quick footstep
Coming up the stair,
That ever seemed to us
Like answer to a prayer.
Wheie hast thou wandered
In that vast amaze,
Since yesternoon, when parted
All our ways ?
That day she softly passed from out our ken —
But what we were, we cannot be again!
M. S. N. S. HONOR ROLL
Sergt. Harold Adams
Lieut. Lester Albert
Sergt. Leigh Allen
Lieut. Col. B. M. Bailey
Malcolm V. Clark
Second Lieut. J. Bryce Cogswell
Sergt. Todd Coronway
Second Lieut. W. S. Capp
Capt. John H. Doane
Lieut. Lee Hughes
Lieut Benj. Fleitz
Corp. Francis McCarthy
A. Ford Johnson
Wade W. Juige
Coip. Kimble Marvin
Second Lieut. S. Moran
Corp. Louis Munnell
Lieut. John Nealon
Lieut H. G. Peterson
Sergt. Frank Reckus
John D. Ritter
Se-gt. Edwin Schott
Sergt. Eldridge Shoup
Wayne Van Auken
Corp. Thos. Voitek
Harry G. Walton
Sergt. Myron Webster
Sergt. Raymond Williams
Charles Wey Oliver
Red Cross Nurses
Upon the arrival of the class of '19 from all parts of the country, classmates
immediately became acquainted with each other and or<e by one learned to know
the instructois, each of whom informed us that his was the most important subject.
And there we:e among us people of all crafts and positions, philosophers, rich men's
son's, metaphysicians, soldiers, mine workers — and even politicians. Thus each
individual displayed his wit and brilliancy until it was finally decided that the Junior
Class would break the recoid in all sports and lessons — and so they did.
We graciously accepted the introduction from Prof. Deily, to those great men
in Literature who spilled ink worthily; while Prof. Grant escorted us thru the
mysteries of Chemistry and the ordeals in the Laboratory, which took a great deal of
our time from "gym" socials and the "movies." In Latin class we heard of the heroic
deeds of Cicero as an orator. In History class we lived in the ancient days of our
ancestors. In Spanish class, or in other words, "Social Period," we all shine —
especially when our teacher tells us those "Dreadful Bear Stories." We are inclined
to believe that our Physiology note-books deserve a place in history, but we will leave
that for Miss Vail to decide. Psychology teaches us to manage the mysteries of
our brains and minds, but it remains for Methods to show us how to manage others.
The Junior Class represented one of the best teams in her history during the past
season and as a result, Alex Brown, Fred Bedenk and Edward Bailey starred. It is
w.th extreme modesty that the writer relates the important facts concerning the
athletic ability of her class, nevertheless, we have stars in the Football Team and
Girls' Basketball Team.
We proved to the school our activity as Red Cross Members, by knitting and
contributing to their funds.
We also took part in the programs of the various literary societies.
Not only aie we represented in the above organizations, but also in the army.
Space will not permit the writer to give due praise to these young men, also the
others who unselfishly offered themsehes, but were rejected. We are, however, proud
to say that we are represented in the Aviation Corps by Edward Bailey.
The following are serving as officers of the class: President, Harry Bergan;
vice-president, John Evans; secretary, James Norton, treasurer, James Toole.
As the time diaws on and brings the Spring term to a close, we earnestly hope
that we will be able to assume the dignity and responsibilities of our worthy seniors,
whose kind ways and friendships will be missed by all. We also hope that our departure
will be as great a loss to the school as the departure of the present seniors.
—Margaret M. Finn — '19
JUNIOR CLASS ROLL
NETTIE ADAMS Millerton, Pa.
As merry as the day is long.
DIANTHA ASHLEY Covington, Pa.
Her looks were fond and her words
DOROTHY ASHLEY Mansfield, Pa.
Too fair to worship, too divine to love.
DOROTHY AYERS Mansfield, Pa.
The mildest manners with the bravest
FRED BEDENK Mansfield, Pa.
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no moie.
Men were deceivers ever —
HARRY BRENNAN Carlondale, Pa.
God helps those who help themselves.
DOROTHY BAKER Nelson, Pa.
A sight to dream of, not to tell.
GORDON BATCHELLER, Knoxville, Pa.
Come then, expressive silence, muse his
EDWARD BAILEY Mansfield, Pa.
I did not like to teach, I did not like to
A soldier's what I wanted to be, so I
went away to France.
MARION BARNES Starrucca, Pa.
If ladies be but young and fair
They have the gift to know it.
HARRIET BARTON Scranton, Pa.
She that has patience may compass
LERA BARTOO Harrison Valley, Pa.
Nothing succeeds like success.
VERA BELL Olyphant, Pa.
"Ring out wild bells," say the poet's lines.
But "Our Bell" doesn't ring, she only
HARRY BERGEN Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The look in his eye, and the blush on his
Would cause any girl to flirt for a week.
HAZEL BROOKS Elmira, N. Y.
In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare!
CLYDE BAILEY Wellsboro, Pa.
It takes a wise man to discover a wise
ERNESTINE BARNES Orwell, Pa.
For 'tis the mind that makes the body
Her very foot hath music in it,
As she comes up the stairs.
ANNA CLEMENTI Old Forge, Pa.
Be there a will and wisdom finds a way.
B?.LLE CLARKSON Forest City, Pa.
Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel;
Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a
DERNA CARLEY Ulysses, Pa.
I know everything except myself.
CASPER CLEVELAND Wellsboro, Pa.
Men of few words are the best men.
ALICE COURTRIGHT Duryea, Pa.
I am the very pink of courtesy.
GLADYS COBB Scranton, Pa.
Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are.
PHILIP CAMPBELL Burlington, Pa.
Thy thoughts are deeper than all speech.
MARJORIE CHAFFEE Rome, Pa.
She makes solitude, and calls it peace.
MARION CLARKE Elkland, Pa.
More lovely than Pandora.
NELLIE COLWELL Susquehanna, Pa.
To err is human, to forgive is divine.
MERTIE COOKE Rutland, Pa.
I am here a long time — and here I shall
JOHN COX Mansfield, Pa.
His only fault is that he has no fault.
MARGARET COLLINS Leolyn, Pa.
She looks as clear as morning roses
newly washed with dew.
MARGARET CULLEN Scranton, Pa.
And I find pleasure in the pathless
Playing with "Cappie's" affectionate
HAZEL DAVIDSON Wyoming, Pa.
Theie was a silence deep as death;
And the boldest held his breath —
For a time.
HARRIET DAVIES Rsndham, Pa.
What female heart can gold despise.
HIRAM DARTT Wellsboro, Pa.
A"d when a lady's in the case
You know all other things give p^ce.
RUTH DECKER Mans^eld, Pa.
The star of the unconquered will.
ALMA DECKER Pittston, Pa.
My tongue with'n my lips, I rein,
For who talks much must talk in vain.
LEORA DIMON Rome, Pa.
She is one who has many friends,
For many a broken heaH she mends.
HELEN B. DAVIS Mansfield, Pa.
A flower worthy of paradise.
JOHN EVANS Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Have you not heard the poets tell
Of "Jerry" and his "Shining Bell"?
STANLEY EASTER Geneva, Pa.
A lion among the ladies is a most
RUTH M. EVANS, Jr. Carbondale, Pa.
Be wise today; 'tis madness to defer.
MARY EVANS Seminole, Pa.
The music in my foot I boie,
Long after it was heard no more.
HELEN EVANS Taylor, Pa.
Tho' small in size, great in mind,
Humble, womanly, gracious, kind.
ELLSWORTH EVANS Wellsboro, Pa.
Handsome is that handsome does.
PANSY ERWAY Mansfield, Pa.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of
MARGARET FINN Parsons, Pa.
"A form more fair, a face more sweet,
Ne'er has it been my chance to meet."
HARRY FISH Arnot,Pa.
He wears the "Rose"
Of youth upon him.
NORMA FRISBIE Elkland, Pa.
If the heart of a man is depressed with
The mist is dispelled when a woman
MARGUERITE GILLETTE Ulster, Pa.
I live in deeds, not years, in thoughts,
BIRNICE GRIFFIS Sayre, Pa.
My life is like a summer rose.
CLEMENCE GILLETTE Ulster, Pa.
Let thy words be few.
BEATRICE GIBSON Wellsboro, Pa.
She makes sweet music with th'
MARY GAVIN Olyphant, Pa.
happiness! Our being's end and aim!
Good pleasure, ease, content; where'er
CASPER GILLETTE Mansfield, Pa.
1 always thought variety was the very
spice of life;
But alas — I found her who taught me
RUTH HART Morris, Pa.
The price of her wisdom is above rubies.
MARY HAYWARD Plymouth, Pa.
Give me neither poverty nor riches
RAYMOND HORAN, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
For there's daggers in men's smiles.
JOSEPH HAYES Pittston, Pa.
First in the fight and every graceful
HELE.NE EVANS Parsons, Pa.
The secret to her success is constancy
In her tongue is the law of kindness.
THOMAS HISCOX Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
I dare do all that may become a man.
Who dares do more is none.
HELEN HOWE Herrick Center, Pa.
The magic of her face.
IONA HUNT Troy, Pa.
The game is up.
RUBY HUGHES Tioga, Pa.
Our priceless "Ruby".
FAYNE HEDRICK Mansfield, Pa.
A heaven on earth.'
HELEN HILDEBRAND Scranton, Pa.
Of all our parts her eyes express
The sweetest kind of bashfulness.
HELEN HUSTED Painted Post, N. Y.
How dear to my heart are the scenes
of my schooldays.
JESSIE HILL Waverly, Pa.
Whose yesterdays look backward with a
JOYCE INGERICK Antrim, Pa.
The mildest manners, and the gentlest
HARRIET JOHNSON Laceyville, Pa.
The glory of a firm capacious mind.
JOSEPHINE JAQUISH Mansfield, Pa.
Where'er she moved, the goddess shone
LOUISE JONES Taylor, Pa.
And when once the young heart of a
maiden is stolen
The maiden herself will steal after it
RUTH JENNINGS Scranton, Pa.
Her modest looks the cottage might
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath
Forest City, Pa.
Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit.
MARGARET KEEFE Arnot, Pa.
The world was sad — the garden was a
And man, the hermit, sighed — till woman
HELEN KEATING Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
He is a fool, who thinks by force or skill
To turn the current of a woman's will.
ROSE KELLEY Pittston, Pa.
As the rainbow comes and goes,
It shows the beauty of "Our Rose".
HARRY KROTZER Throop, Pa.
I war not with the dead.
KATHLEEN KEOUGH Arnot, Pa.
Whatever is worth doing at all, is done
RUTH KNELL Westfield, Pa.
I am always in haste, but never in a
MURIEL KERCHNER Plymouth, Pa.
The fair, the chaste, the unexpressive she.
Binghamton, N. Y.
My heart is nxed.
LELA LINDSLEY Ulster, Pa.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and
all her paths are peace.
LUELLA LORD Waverly, N. Y.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful
MABEL LOUNSBERY Antrim, Pa.
For too much rest itself becomes a pain.
HILDA LEBER Scranton, Pa.
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain.
MARGARET MAUGHAN Pittston, Pa.
But to see her was to love her,
Love but her and love forever.
MILDRED MARVIN Athens, Pa.
Great is truth, and mighty above all
MARY MORAHAN Avoca, Pa.
I, thus neglecting worldy ends, all
To closeness, and the bettering of my
MARGARET MARBLE Wellsboro, Pa.
Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee.
GERTRUDE MILLER Dunmore, Pa.
Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle and low — an excellent thing in
GRACE MEINE Galeton, Pa.
Alas — He knows a thing of beauty is a
FLORENCE MORGAN Scranton, Pa.
Angels are painted fair, to look like you.
WARREN MILLER Mansfield, Pa.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly
BESSIE McDERMOTT Jessup, Pa.
She moves a goddess, and she looks a
ALICE MOLYNEUX Forksville, Pa.
Woids sweet as honey from her lips
ALICE Mc ANDREW . Jessup, Pa.
Her wit was more than man, her
innocence a child.
ETHEL METCALF Ulyesses, Pa.
Where joy forever dwells.
CHARLES NAUGLE Nanticoke, Pa.
He was ever precise in his promise-
BAYARD NEARY Carbondale, Pa.
The man that hath a tongue I say is
If with his tongue he cannot win a
JAMES NORTON Carbondale, Pa.
Then he will talk — good gods! how he
HELEN NORTON New Albany, Pa.
A soul as white as heaven.
EDNA OLLENDIKE Dickson City. Pa.
Her face is like the milky way i' the sky.
ENOLA OWLETT Knoxville, Pa.
I hate nobody. I am in charity with the
GLADYS PETTET East Port, N. Y.
I dote on his very absence.
JOSEPH PURVIN Throop, Pa.
The laugh that wins.
IRENE PERRY Lawrenceville, Pa.
Be wisely wordly; be not wordly wise.
DAVID PARSELS Philadelphia, Pa.
Who thinks too little, and who talks too
LILLIAN PHILLIPS Towanda, Pa.
The" e is not in this wide world a "Lily"
TILLIE PALMER Powell, Pa.
Few things are impossible to diligence
MARJORIE PRESTON Canton, Pa.
Knowledge is more equivalent to force.
ALMA RICHARDSON, Dickson City, Pa.
Her chief aim was, howe'er to do her
DANIEL REGAN Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The wild, wild women are making a wild
man out of me.
GLADYS RHODES Scranton, Pa.
Her face it is the fairest
That e'er the sun shone on.
HELEN RUNDELL Canton, Pa.
Is she not more than painting can
FORREST RICHARDS- Mansfield, Pa.
Man wants but little, nor that little long.
MABEL REIDY Shickshinny, Pa.
The sweetest garland to the sweetest
EDNA REPPARD Mansfield, Pa.
The soul's calm sunshine and the
Tiuth needs no color, honesty no pencil.
WALTER SHERWOOD Mansfield, Pa.
Give thy thoughts no tongue.
ANNA SHOPAY Olyphant, Pa.
Smooth is the water where the brook
BLANCHE STRAUGHN Mansfield, Pa.
Earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected.
GERTRUDE SKELLETT, Starrucca, Pa.
No labor tires.
GLADYS SHEIVE Millerton, Pa.
The memory of the just is blessed.
GEORGE SQUIRES Mainesburg, Pa.
He had sighed to many, tho' he loved
ANNA STEIN Dunmore, Pa.
Her lo?ks are smooth, black and curly.
She is neve 1- late, but always early.
MARION STEVENS Towanda, Pa.
Knowledge is power.
GRACE STREBY Overton, Pa.
She was good as she was fair.
MICHAEL SIROTNAK Throop, Pa.
Earth sounds my wisdom and heaven
EMILIE SCHMIDT Scranton, Pa.
Studious to please, yet not ashamed to
LYDIA SCHWENK Scranton, Pa.
For we that live to please must please to
FRANCES TWADDLE Scranton, Pa.
Measures, not men, have always been
MARY THOMAS Taylor, Pa.
A face with gladness overspread,
Soft smiles by human kindness bred.
JAMES TOOLE Miners Mills, Pa.
H ; s wit invite you by his looks to come.
But when you knock, it never is at home.
FLORENCE UPDIKE Millerton, Pa.
To be, or not to be, that is the question.
CATHARINE URELL Tioga, Pa.
My mind to me an empr e is
While grace affordeth health
NELLIE VAN NESS Westfield. Pa.
She appears to be a part of wisdom.
MIRIAM WARDLE Scranton, Pa.
- Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
VERNA STROUSE Elmira, N. Y.
The endearing elegance of female
LAURA WELLS Forest City, Pa.
She is of so free, so kind, so apt, so
blessed, a disposition.
LOIS SQUIRES Mainesburg, Pa.
I bear a charmed life.
JOSEPHINE SQUIRES Mansfield, Pa.
Her modest looks the fellows would
Dickson City, Pa.
Who mix'd reason with pleasure and
wisdom with mirth.
MARTHA STRANGE Mansfield, Pa.
None but herself can be parallel.
SUSIE STERLING Kingsley, Pa.
The very pink of perfection.
SIBYL WELLS Wyalusing, Pa.
For 'tis the mind that makes the body
HELEN WHITNEY Thompson, Pa.
And she is fair, and fairer than that
Of wondrous virtues.
IRENE WALSH Scranton, Pa.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Port Allegany, Pa.
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you
GEORGE TUROCK Priceburg, Pa.
If he had any faults, he has left us in
EMILY WILLSON Rendham, Pa.
Charms strike the sight,
But merit (Merritt)) wins the soul.
At times behind a desk they sit,
At times about the room they flit —
They interrupt our perfect ease
By asking questions such as these —
"What would Cass do if I should flunk?"
"You care if I sit on your trunk?"
"Where do we throw our laundry bag?"
"Are you quite sure this doesn't sag?"
"Why do we need a chaperon?"
"You think that they will send me home?"
"Oh, you can't guess the thing we did,
"At ten we had a mid-night spread!"
"Why do the boys go up to Bloss?"
"How much do ice cream sodas cost?"
"Do you think that my looks are queer?"
"Say, why on earth did you come here?"
We groan and feel a trifle blue —
Once we were underclassmen too!
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THE NORMAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC.
Will George Butler, Mus. Doc, Director.
The work of the Conservatory of Music is founded on the plan of the best schools
of Europe and America, and gives the aspirant to high musical culture a training at
a very moderate price that is equal to the best that can be obtained anywhere.
Everything is done to create an artistic atmosphere and a wholesome enthusiasm
for the study of music. To this end artists are obtained for our concerts that appear
as a rule only on the artists' courses of the large cities. Among those who have
appeared heie recently are: Leopold Winkler, pianist, noted pupil of Rubinstein;
John Barnes Wells, tenor (twice); Betsey Lane Shepherd, soprano (twice); John
Hepple Shepherd, organist (twice); Percy Hemus, baritone; Hans Kronold, cellist;
Thurlow Lieurance, composer; Princess Watahwaso, soprano; Flavian Vanderveken,
violinist; and Alex Skovgaard, violinist.
Lectures are given three times a week by the Director of the Conservatory upon
musical appreciation, biography of the masters, musical history, and current musical
events. This has proven a splendid means of stimulating enthusiasm.
Frequent recitals are given by the members of the faculty, which give the students
the benefit of the excellent ability of the splendid corps of teachers retained by the
institution. Aside from the regular faculty recitals, special programs have been
given by Miss Hoag, piano and organ; Miss Farnham, piano and organ; Dr. Butler
and Miss Hoag, violin and piano; Prof. Keim and Miss Farnham, voice and organ;
Prof. A. J. Friedman, voice; Miss Aston and Miss Farnham, voice and organ; and
Dr. Butler, "Folk Songs and Familiar Melodies" with illustrations.
Every two weeks a group of students gives a recital before the other members
of the department, offering them a definite aim to work for and strengthening their
confidence and ability for public peiformance. Student recitals open to the public are
also given and the Vesper Service, the last Sunday evening of each month, is in
charge of the Music Department, affording other opportunities for the public appearance
of students and faculty.
An orchestra of symphonic proportions under the baton of Dr. Butler is maintained
with two rehearsals each week. The works of the masters are carefully studied and
at least two Symphony Concerts are given each year.
The Girls' Glee Club, under the direction of Miss Aston, is doing fine work, and
the Boys' Glee Club is in enthusiastic training with splendid results under Dr. Butler.
The String Ensemble furnishes delightful music on the various programs of the
A band is maintained for use at the athletic games and outdoor functions of the
school. It has been directed by Prof. Keim, Charles St. Clair, and is now under the
direction of Norman Chapman.
An Opera is most attractively given each year by the Conservatory. It is
presented with full orchestra and chorus and has been under the direction, for the
past three years, of Prof. Keim. This year Dr. Butler will conduct the production.
Three years ago, "The Gondoliers," by Gilbert and Sullivan, was given with Nellie
F. Munro in charge of the dancing and stage action, and Miss Hoag at the piano.
Two years ago, "The Doctor of Alcantara," by Jules Eichberg, was presented, and
last year "The Yokohoma Maid," by Arthur A. Penn, was staged with Miss Hoag
directing the dancing and stage action of both productions and Miss Farnham
presiding at the piano. This year's opera is another work of Arthur Penn, "The
Lass of Limerick Town," which promises to be most attractive.
The excellent rendition three years ago of Liza Lehmann's "In A Persian Garden"
by the pupils of Prof. A. J. Friedman is most pleasantly remembered.
In connection with all the work in music a very thorough course in the science
and theory of the art is given by the Director, including harmony, counterpoint,
melody writing, composition, and instrumentation and the highest musical ideals
The piano is the most widely played of musical instruments. Music in the home
is a necessity. He who says it is not has spoken wrongly. We CAN EXIST with
only shelter, clothing and food, but we cannot LIVE without the influences that
lift our eyes to the hill tops and God. Soul inspiration is a necessity to life and
aspiiatlon must have a medium through which to express itself, which, when expressed,
inspires new and higher aspirations in a continuous chain. Music in the home is a
necessity and "necessity is the mother of invention" and the pianoforte as we know
it today is one of the most elaborate examples of the composite invention and
genius of the years.
It was a happy day in the long ago when Orpheus chanced to find upon the
shore a prism-tinted shell upon which a membrane dried in the sun was stretched
trembling with the music of the sea! It was a happy day when he touched the
strings and found that the lofty harmonies of the soul could mingle with the
majestic melody of the deep. It was a happy Day when Orpheus discovered
that upon his harp the rolling of the waves and the throbbing of the heart could
play double counterpoint to the canto fiimd of God! It is a long way from the harp
or Orpheus to the piano in our home, but the evolution came by the path of invention
and is the child of necessity. It came through the spinet or virginal upon which
the cultured Queen Elizabeth and the stately Mary, Queen of Scots, were accomplished
performers; it came through the harpischord featured by Peri, the father of opera,
in his "Orpheus and Eurydice" in 1600. and led the score in Monteverdere's orchestral
compositions until Gluck, the innovator, discarded it. When Christofori made the
first piano in 1720, he cast the die for the concert grand and the upright or parlor
grand of our family circle. Almost every home has a piano. It is no more a luxury,
it is a necessity! It is the most used musical instrument, and, possibly, the most
abused. It should not be and would not be if those who played knew how to use the
instrument. It is very important to know how. No talent or even gen'us eai thrive
without science and ait. We must know how and we must be taught. Our piano
course is based on the ideas of the best conservatories and gives to the student at a
low rate work that is equal to the high p - iced schools. One of the best pianists
we ever graduated came to us a piano "pounder", he left us a delightful artist.
Have you realized the absolute necessity of music in a well poisea life and its
important place in a finished education? If you do not play the piano, would you
like to learn? If you do play, is your playing the product of training?
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The earliest attempts at musical expression were vocal, because men and women
were born with voices, while instiuments had to be invented and evolved. Vocal
music in its correct state is natural, while instrumental music at its best is more
or less artificial. Emotions that are common to the experiences of mankind must
have found their way to the throats and lips of our earliest parents in some form
of vocal music, however primitive and crude it might have been. And I am not
so sure but that our paients who lived in the early dawn of the world were not
better singers than any Melba 01 Caiuso who ever chaimed a Metropolitan Opera
House throng. Voice, and breathing, and health, in those prehistoric days must
have approached very close to perfection. People had not leained so many of the
wrong ways of doing things. If our voices and breathing and health and thinking
were as our Maker originally intended they should be, we would need no vocal culture.
But we have lost the way and there must be someone to help us find it again. We hear
a great deal about voice placing, and this is a very essential part of vocal culture,
but the majority of the great singers were born with naturally "placed" voices.
Jennie Lind, Patti, Melba, and Caruso studied hard with good teachers to find their
"placement", the natural way, and, after they found it, they simply sang the natural
way and the world was at their feet.
The vocal teacher has one of the greatest problems of all teacheis for he must
find the natural way for each voice, and the natural way is conditioned by the
impediments that misuse have thrown in nature's way. There are more bad vocal
teacheis and charlatans in voice than in any other profession. Evan Williams told me
sometime ago that he almost ruried his voice with poor teacheis. And then he said
he went out into the forest and studied the songs of the birds and found his path
back again to nature's way.
If you have a good voice, sing, and sing a great deal, but be sure you are singing
correctly. Have some one who has studied with lecognized teachers help, guide, and
drill you. If you have no voice apparently, give it a trial with a good teacher, and
you may be happily surprised in the discovery of a voice. Some of the best singers
have found their voices in this way.
On my studio table among the many personal mementos of the great masters
of music I have known are two gifts which I highly prize. One is a statue of the
tall, lean, almost grotesque figure of Paganini, presented to me in New York by
Victor S. Fletcher, the venerable repairer of the violins of Ole Bull, Camilla Urso,
Edouard Remenyi, Eugene Ysaye, and others, while he was repairing the bow of
Jan Kubelik, whose music with Mme. Melba in the strains of Bach-Gounod's Ave
Maria, and his own inimitable reincarnation of Paganini's Concerto in D. major of the
night before were still ringing in our ears. The other valued gift, is a beautiful
leather-bound, hand-tooled, hand-illuminated copy of "A Little Journey to the Home
of Nicola Paginini" by Elbert Hubbard, who must be conceded one of the greatest
masters of modern English. The great master of subtle values and appreciations
gave me the book the morning after my last recital at "ROYCROFT", and he had
written in the exquisite little volume: "For Dr. Butler, in loving token of his beautiful
music. — Elbert Hubbard." Upon the elaborate program Mr. Hubbard had issued for
my recital the night before, he had caused to be printed this line: "The Violin
Expresses for Us the Thoughts that Are Beyond Speech!"
In all of Mr. - Hubbard's words of wisdom, he never voiced a greater truth.
"Music is the universal language", but many times it is misunderstood. The violin,
played even fairly well, speaks understandingly and sets the soul to singing and to
hoping and to aspiring, sometimes when even the voice is not appreciated.
"There is balm for hearts o'erburdened in the magic of the bow,
Tho' one may dream of days to come, and one, of long ago!"
My violin was made in 1753 in Mittenwald, Germany, by Johann Carl Klotz, whose
instruments are rare and the best made by the celebrated Klotz family. It was 17
years old when Beethoven was born and had become "of age" when Paganini was
born in 1784.
I can hear Mr. Hubbard now in his remarks during my program say: "The good
violin may be patched, mended, taken apart and glued together again, but the wood
once soaked with sunshine, dipped in the silence, and charged with the melody of
bells calling men to prayer, gives out its sacred sounds whenever it is caressed by a
sympathetic hand and is held close to the heart of one who loves it."
In Paganini's day only the favored few played the violin; today it is quite
generally played and is most popular. One need not be a Paganini to enjoy the art
or to make others enjoy it. It requires some talent to do anything, but enthusiasm
and a deteimination to achieve are more important. The last paragraph of Hubbard's
study of Paganini is timely. It says: "And when we remember the prodigious amount
of practice to which Paganini schooled himself in youth; and join this to the recently
discovered record of his long monastic retreats when for months he worked and
played and prayed, we can guess the secret of his power. If you wish me to present
you a receipt for doing a deathless performance I would give you this: Work, travel,
solitude, and prayer."
THE PIPE ORGAN.
The presence of the great pipe organ which was installed at Mansfield in 1910,
and which is undoubtedly the finest school pipe-organ in the state, has developed
a general musical and cultural atmosphere in this community otherwise impossible.
The organ was built by the Austin Organ Company, Hartford, Conn., and is
operated entirely by electricity. It contains thirty-one speaking stops and twenty-nine
mechanical couplers and appliances. With this complete and modern equipment the
unusual opportunities for study can readily be understood — a fact which is appreciated
and taken advantage of by many of the students. The course of study includes a
thorough knowledge of general pipe-organ technic, but emphasizes the practical study
of church music.
The installation of this beautiful instrument has made possible the rendering of
many recitals to which it has been the privilege of the students and citizens of Mansfield
to listen. These recitals include those given at frequent intervals by the organ
instructor, also by visiting artists.
THE SUPERVISOR'S COURSE IN MUSIC.
The aim of the Supervisor's Course in Music is to fit its graduates for teaching
or supervising music in the public schools.
Special attention is given to the methods of teaching music. The Course of Study
in Music for the Horace Mann Elementary School, Teachers' College, Columbia
University, based upon "Education through Music," by Prof. Chas. Farnsworth, of
Teacheis' College forms the basis of the work. Methods fiom other excellent courses
of study are also studied.
Emphasis is laid on the value, selection and interpretation of rote songs, the
training of the less musical children, the development of children's voices and the
technique of music.
The aim of bringing the student teacher in direct contact with the problem of
the schoolroom is accomplished in two ways: first, as each new phase in the course
is discussed, the method or methods of presenting that phase to a class of children is
outlined and each student is given an opportunity to try his skill by teaching the
rest of his classmates as if they were a class of children. This gives much pleasure
as well as valuable help to all. Second, each senior teaches music daily in the Model
School under the supervision of the music critic.
High School methods, choius conducting and community singing are also
The other subjects of the course studied are harmony, ear training, sight singing,
history of music, oichestration, melody writing and subjects in pedagogy.
The entire course is thoioughly enjoyed by the students who work conscientiously
and accomplish excellent results in their practice teaching as well as in their recitations.
The Normal in Early Days.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NORMAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
By Will George Butler, Mus. Doc., Director.
Unlike the majority of institutions of this kind, there has been a provision made
for the study of music "since the day of the school's beginning in 1862. In the early
days the instruction in music, both instrumental and vocal was in the hands of one
teacher, as is the arrangement in the majority of Normal Schools at the present time.
When Hamlin E. Cogswell, now Supervisor of Public School Music in Washington, D. C,
became Director of Music in 1887, the first attempt was made to organize the work
on the Conservatory plan with special teachers at the head of the several departments.
Seventy teachers have served the school as instructors in music in the history of
the institution up to the present time, and forty of these seventy teachers the writer
of this sketch has known personally and has had the pleasure of playing on programs
with twenty-seven of that number.
Mark C. Baker, a highly cultivated singer and splendid pianist, who was director
here two years, '75-'77, was the earliest teacher of music here that the writer has
had the pleasure of meeting, not while Mr. Baker was here, of course, because that
was before the writer had come into this earthly vale of sorrow and of tears! The
writer had the pleasure of playing a recital with Mr. Baker in Gloversville, N. Y.,
about eight years ago, and he recalls with delight the singer's beautiful voice and
masterly inteipretation. The writer also had the pleasure of appearing with Mr.
Baker on the Semi-Centenial program in Alumni Hall in 1912. The Gloversville
program was given under the auspices of D. O. Putnam, the organist and pianist, who
is a product of Mansfield and a pupil of former Professors Baker, Hoyt and Cramer.
Cha.les H. Congdon, of the class of '76, who has distinguished himself as a composer
and inventor of the Congdon Pitch Pipe, was, in his Normal days, and is today, a
warm friend of Mr. Baker's.
It is interesting to note that our beloved Professor Van Norman, the dean of
our faculty members, was, in addition to his duties as instructor in English, the
teacher of the regular course in public school music in '86 and '87.
During the winter of '86, Hamlin E. Cogswell, who had made an enviable
reputation for himself as a bandmaster through the playing of his well-known
Thirteenth Regiment Band, of Scranton, Pa., especially at the 1876 Centennial in
Philadelphia, and through the nation-wide popularity of his "Montrose Quickstep,"
(known to every veteran bandman), and who at the time was directing a band and
orchestra in Elmira, N. Y., was invited by some of his friends in the faculty who
had known him in Scranton, to come to Mansfield and give a concert in Alumni Hall
which had been opened but a few years before. At that time he was one of the best
known cornet soloists in the country. He also played the violin very well. He did
not have his violin along, but one was secured clandestinely from the director's studio
and he sang songs, played the violin, the cornet and the piano and told his genial
stories late into the night, making friends with all who heard him. The following
spring he brought an orchestra from Elmira for the Commencement music and the
board of trustees at once made arrangements with him to take charge of the music
department. For many years after that orchestra music was the main feature of
Commencement week, but was usually an imported orchestra. Mr. Cogswell had the
perfect sympathy of the management of the school and at once he employed specialists
in the several departments and developed the work along the lines of the Conservatory
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It was at this time that the writer of this sketch, then a lad of seven years,
heard Mr. Cogswell direct his Elmira band and play a cornet solo, and sing a number
on the program. The song in memory's ear is still singing, ran like this:
"Just a little sunshine,
Just a little rain,
Just a little happiness,
Just a little pain,
Just a little poverty,
Just a little gold,
Then the great eventful
Tale of life is told!"
It was at about this time that the writer came under his instruction and he wishes
here to bear testimony as to the high woith of his teaching and of the teaching of those
who were associated with him. Among these teaching associates were his wife, Mrs.
E. D. T. Cogswell, who taught voice and musical history, '92-'96 and '02-'05; John C.
Bostlemann, the violinist, '90-'91; Harriet J. Bannister, piano and theory, '93-'95; Clara
H. Merrick, violin and piano, '94-'99; Frank Losey, the composer, band instruments
and band director, '97-'98; and Claia Coons, piano and theory, '94-'96, an accomplished
pianist and a theorist of wide attainment.
Mr. Cogswell is a conductor of unusual ability and the people of Mansfield and
vicinity have not forgotten the splendid work of the local and school musical
organizations under his able baton.
At the close of Mr. Cogswell's first period here in '96, Miss Myrtle J. Stone, a
graduate of the class of '91, who had just completed hev conservatory course at
Oberlin, was made director of the department. She lemaired three years, accomplishing
The director's mantle rested for the next year, '99-'00, upon the shoulders of
Richard Welton, a splendid musician, enthusiastic, able, and resourceful.
After William T. Schneider's directorship, 'OO-'Ol, Mr. Cogswell returned and
remained as head of the department until 1905. Upon the resignation of Mr. Cogswell,
Frank E. Chaffee and Floyd H. Spencer each became the director in '05-'06 and '06-'07
From '07 to '09 Dr. Charles H. Lewis, a physician to whom the call of music
was stronger that the call of medicine, was at the head of musical affairs in the
school and the writer had the pleasure of playing for Dr. Lewis at two commencements
and in a recital with Mrs. Mae Dora Whalen, his teacher of voice during his first year.
1909 the management of the school had the good fortune to secure the services
of John Hepple Shepherd, a pianist and organist of exceptional ability and enthusiasm,
and his wife, Betsey Lane Shepherd, a superb artist, who has become a singer of
national reputation. The Shepherds remained here three years and during that time
presented many splendid programs, including several choral concerts and concerted
numbers. It was through Mr. Shepherd's zealous efforts that the beautiful Austin
pipe-organ was installed in Alumni Hall at a cost of nearly $1,500 and is today one
of the strong assets of the musical equipment of the institution. The Shepherds
had associated with them Georgia L. Hoag, piano, '12—; Pearl Lauderbach, (Mrs.
Percy A. Coles), voice, '11-'13; Norma Aleck, piano, '08-'10; Lucy Bacon, piano, '10-'12;
Evelyn Beardsley, Mus. B., violin and piano, '03-'06, '08-'ll; and E. C. Unwin,
When Mr. Shepherd left in the spring of 1912, Harry Jennison was made director
and was at the head of the department until the spring of 1914. With Mr. Jennison
were associated Vaughn D. Cahill, violin and orchestra, *12-'14; Leroy Hoffmeister,
voice, '12-'14; Miss Hoag, piano; Mildred Lloyd (Mrs. Emory Rockwell), piano, '13-'15;
Miss Lauderbach, voice; Augusta Piatt, piano, '13-'14; and C. Bernard Keim, voice, who
upon the resignation of Mr. Jennison in the spring of 1914, was made director of
music and gave faithful and efficient service until he resigned during the fall term
of 1917. Mr. Keim and his associates presented three very successful operas and
many enjoyable programs during his directorship. Those who labored with Mr. Keim
were Miss Hoag, piano and organ; Miss Lloyd, piano; Beulah Layman (Green), violin,
'14-'15; Georgia L. King (Secord), piano, '14-15; A. J. Friedman, a voice teacher
of high order; '14; Elsie Farnham, organ and piano, '15 — ; Helen Pollock (Neal),
piano, '15-'16; Vivian Aston, voice, '15 — ; Mary Teal (Evey), voice, '15; Florence
Oakden, voice, '15-'16; and the writer of this sketch, violin, orchestra and theory, '14 — ,
who was appointed directer of music during the fall of 1917.
The organization of the department at the present time is as follows: Will
George Butler, Mus. Doc, director, violin, theory, history, orchestra and chorus;
Georgia L. "Hoag, Mus. B., head of piano depaitment, ear training classes and opera
coach; Vivian Aston, voice, ladies' glee club; Elsie Farnham, Mus. B., head of organ
department, piano. Normal course music classes; Vivian Reynolds, music supervisors'
course, public school music methods, sight singing and Model School critic.
Miss Hoag is an artist of high ability and attainment and very resourceful in
ideas for operatic productions, and Miss Aston's singing always gives much pleasure
and is enthusiastically received. Miss Farnham is most efficient at the console of the
organ and an accomplished pianist, whose selections are always enjoyed, and Miss
Reynolds .'s a splendid teacher with inspirational methods and positive results.
Other teachers who have taught in the department during its history are: Anna
Eleanor Chase, '62-'63; Frances A. Cochran, '63; Mary Willis, '63-'64; J. C. White,
'64-'66 Isaac G. Hoyt, '66-'71 and '84; Alice Seeley, '66-'67; Evan Meredith, '67-'68;
David C. Jewett, '71-74; Lillian C. Root, '73-'74; Grace A. Oviatt, '74-'75; Burt W.
Baker, '73-'74; Winfield Scott Hulslander, LL. B., '75-'86; A. Kaelin, 77-'79; M. Emily
Davidson, '80-'81; William Cramer, '81-'84; Ruth M. Fisk, '99-'00; Mable F. Evans,
'99- '00; Mrs. Alice Hobart, '00-'02; Emily Louise Thomas, '01-'02; M. Louise Logan
McChesney, Mus. B., '02-'04; Ada G. Craft, '03-'04; Anna Laura Johnson, '04- , 06;
Beatrice C. Throop (Mrs. George Protheroe), Mus. B., '04-'08; Bertha E. Jones, '06-'08;
Ida E. Bragg, '06-'07; Bessie T. Salmon, '08-'09.
This brief article has fallen far short of doing justice to the many splendid
instmctois who have labored for the cause of music in this institution, but what has
been said has been based in the writer's own personal knowledge.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB.
Vivian Aston, Directress.
Harriet Van Duzer
Ruth F. Moore
Ruth E. Moore
THE BOYS' GLEE CLUB
Dr. Will George Butler, Director.
J. Holley Ashcraft
Theo T. Ayers
Gordon E. Bailey
Lyle M. Ferris
Harry S. Fish
Andrew J. Gombar
Harold M. Havens
J. Albro Hoban
Raymond J. Horan
Charles C. Joyce
R. C. Kichline
Walter C. Lippert
Harry R. Mclnroy
Andrew T. Nicholls
William L. Nicholls
Herman L. Norton
Daniel H. Regan
Joseph V. K. Wells
MANSFIELD NORMAL SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Dr. Will George Butler, Conductor.
Raymond Horan, Concertmeister
MANSFIELD NORMAL BAND
Top Row — Left to right:
Frederick Burnham, E-flat Bass
Howard Obourn, B-flat Bass
Donald Strait, Euphonium
Walter Lippert, Trombone
Lyle Ferris, Trombone.
Donald Hoard, Flute
Norman Chapman, Leader,
Walter Forrest, Solo B-flat Clarinet -
Manderville Bartle, E-flat Clarinet "
Hiram Dartt, Snare Drum
Charles Kelley, Solo Cornet
Harold Keeney, First Comet
Caspar Gillette, E-flat Alto
Gordon Bailey, E-flat Alto
Raymond Horan, Bass Drum
"THE LASS OF LIMERICK TOWN"
A romantic comic opera in two acts, written and composed by Arthur A. Penn,
presented by Mansfield Normal Conservatory of Music, May 10, 1918.
Sir Charles Worthington, An English Squire Lyle Ferris
Capt. Pomeroy Worthington, His Son Gordon Bailey
Lady Worthington, His Wife Beatrice Gibson
Betty McCoy, Ward of the Judge Ruth Hughes
Rose McCoy, Cousin to Betty, Ward of the Judge Gertrude Stevens
Judge Hooley, The Guardian Albro Hoban
Justin O'Flynn, An Amorous Attorney Stanley Easter
Mrs. O'Flynn, His Mother \ Alma Dills
Ezra Q. Hicks, An Elderly Yankee Farmer Norman Chapman
Pat, An Inn-keeper R. C. Kichline
Mike, An Ostler Thomas Hiscox
Molly, A Waitress Dorothy Hoard
Mr. Partington, The Butler Daniel Regan
Chorus of villagers, guests, men servants, etc.
Act I. Outside the "King's Head" in, Limerick, Ireland. (A week lapses).
Act II. The entrance hall of Judge Hooley's home, Limerick.
Time — Early summer in the year 1890.
MUSICAL NUMBERS— ACT I.
1. Opening Chorus "Lads and Lassies"
(b) Song (Pat) "I am the Landlord"
(c) ) Chorus "As We Drink to Your Health"
2. Song (Mike) "Molly Mine"
3. Duet (Judge Hooley and Rose) "Tick-tock"
4. Song (Rose) "Was Ever Fate so Cruel as Mine?"
5. Chorus "Betty is a Darling"
6. Song (Betty and Chorus) "Betty McCoy"
7. Duet (Betty and Rose) "Wealth and Poverty"
8. Quintette (Betty, Rose, Mrs. O'Flynn, Justin, and Judge Hooley) —
"Hey-diddle-diddle, Oh, Here is a Riddle"
10. Song (Capt. Worthington) "Ireland Dear, My Heart's for You."
11. Chorus "Watch Him Greet His Bride-to-be"
12. Duet (Capt. Worthington and Betty) "Your Eyes are Bright"
13. Finale Act I "Oh, Mr. O'Flynn"
"Tis Nine O'Clock"
Trio (Rose, Betty and Capt. Worthington) . . .
"'Tis the Heart"
"Come Back, Beloved"
Song (Judge Hooley and Chorus)
Duet (Sir Charles and Lady Worthington) . . .
"A Farmer's Life"
. "I Love You, Little Sweetheart"
"Written in J917.
Words and Music by
Will George Butler, Mus. Doc.
Class of t&97.
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We 11 learn sometime what all your les - sons meant When lar - ger du - tv calls'
To op - por-tun-i - ty and serv - ing well Up - on the King's high-way'
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In all the ya - ned walks of life, In peace - ful paths and stress of strife'
For ev - ry law and rule of thine Is made to fit our life's de-sign'
We love the mem -ry of thy ways, Strong lads and lass - ies fair as fays;'
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Copyright, 1917. by Will George Butler.
Air — "Annie Lisle."
Far above Tioga's waters,
With their silver sheen,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
On her shaded green.
Lift the chorus, sing her praises,
Over hill and dale,
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
Normal, hail! all hail!
By the purple hills encompassed, —
Guardians of her fame —
Mansfield .standeth crowned with honor-
Hail her stainless name!
Blest by love of all her children,
Nothing can she lack;
See her colors proudly waving,
Hail— the Red and Black!
Air — "Maryland, My Maryland."
Long ago she rose and stood
In a quiet valley,
Girt about by hill and wood
Where the sunbeams rally.
We will love thee ever,
Alma Mater, fair to view;
We'll forget thee never!
Here are shaded walls of green,
Streams where lie reflected
Waving boughs and skies serene,
- By the stars protected
This is where the student band
Drinks from Learning's fountain,
By the pleasant breezes fanned,
Blown from Wisdom's mountain.
— (Adapted from Holyoke Song,)
Air — "Dartmouth,. Our Dartmouth."
Normal, our Normal!
Thy name is ever dear,
Thy memory to us near,
Where'er we be;
Thou — mother fair to view,
Thou — guardian wise and true,
They name doth e'er renew
Our love to thee.
Normal, our Normal!
Thine is a noble sight,
Hill, wood and stream unite
To grace the scene;
There thro' the autumn's glow,
There thro' the winter's snow,
There thro' spring's green we know
Thou stand'st serene.
Air — "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah."
Across the night of ignorance,
Across the cloud of shame,
The crimson hue of sacrifice
Doth glow with living flame;
Our brothers perish in the dark,
Our loving help they claim, —
They claim the light of life.
"Give, oh give"! the world is crying,
Hear the student-band replying,
"In a sacrifice undying,
We give the light of life."
From out the gloom of discontentment,
From out the shade of vice,
From sorrow's pall we hear the call, —
The call to sacrifice;
Our noblest deed, our fullest self
We give, nor count the price, —
We give the light of life.
Normal, our Normal!
Loyal are we to thee!
Thy honors ours shall be,
Ours to maintain.
Mansfield shall be our pride,
Dearer than all beside, —
"Mother of men."
— (Adapted from Dartmouth
The time of youth is holy time,
The preparation hour, — ■
A work befitting every soul
That seeks the world to dower;
There must be something great to spend
E'er sacrifice have power
To give the light of life.
Song.) — (The "Message of Red-and-Black.^
Art has been defined as the ability to answer in terms of beauty a human need.
The purpose of art education is the development of appreciation of the beautiful and
power to produce beautiful things. Through a knowledge of art, one may appreciate
that which gives beauty of form, line, color and proportion to any object manufactured
for utility, to any decorative design, and to any printing or work of art that is executed
for pure culture and aesthetic enjoyment.
The educative effect of a study of the Fine Arts can scarcely be over-estimated.
It broadens the vision, increases efficiency, refines the taste, and gives expression to
the soul vision of justice, of love, and beauty, in which the artist is both the recorder
and the creator.
Artists may produce excellent designs and pictures, but they will avail little unless
the taste of the public is sufficiently cultivated to appreciate them. "A history of art is
a history of civilization," and hence it is the history of all that has been best in
the lives of any people.
Auguste Rodin says, "Art is taste. It is the reflection of the artist's heart upon
all the objects he creates. It is the smile of the human soul upon the house and upon
the furnishings. It is the charm of thought and sentiment embodied in all that is
of use to Man."
The Department of Fine Arts of the Mansfield State Normal School is conducted in
the most modern methods. The tradition of the school is thoroughness. In representa-
tion and illustration, accurate drawing and good technique from still life and the
antique is required in a direct study from life and nature. The classes in painting and
charcoal work from still life and nature, and when sufficiently advanced — from life.
The classes in design and applied design study the principals of design and their
application through different media; as in the crafts of basketry, china painting, brass
and copper, block printing, tooled leather, stenciling and clay modeling. It includes
the study of plant form, and decorative treatment, and color harmonies.
The purpose of the art teachers' course is to give a thorough training in drawing,
design, color arid construction, together with practices in the adaptation of the details
of these subjects to the needs of the children in the public schools. Theory and practice
of teaching and supervision is given in the Model School, and this includes observation
and discussions with the planning of lessons and courses.
The study of the History of Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting is also
emphasized and the students taking this course have their own reproductions of
Historic ornaments, and collections of notes and illustrations. This also includes a
study of the galleries of our own country and Europe. The work done by the art
students of the now closing year has been highly gratifying, characterized, as it has
been, by industry, enthusiasm, thoroughness," ability and taste of high order.
During Commencement week of each year the work of the students is placed on
exhibition, to which the friends and public are cordially invited.
"Art is not a luxury, but distinctly a necessity in the developing life of man. It
is today as essential to his perfect growth as the elements of food and air. Commercial
and mechanical advances must not distance the progress of aesthetic culture of man's
greatest promise, if happiness is to be realized."
J ELOCUTION DEPARTMENT.
'"Expression is necessary to Evolution!" With this as our slogan, the girls and
boys of the Elocution Department are putting great zeal into the work, which is
In addition to the private lessons, all elocution students are given, free of charge,
a class lesson one evening a week. At this class are given lessons and practice in
pantomimes, lessons in evolution of expression, lessons in the art of stage coaching and
stage make-up. Also, the the Emerson College chansonettes are given daily to all
elccutlon students. These exeicises, while simple, aid the pupil very greatly in breath
control, correct standing positions; and they tend toward grace in gesture.
The pupils of the department presented the play, "Cupid's Partner." The play
is entirely a giil cast and through this we endeavored to change the well-worn idea
that girls alone cannot give a whole play and sustain interest.
Each senior of the department is required before graduation to give a recital. This
recital may consist of a miscellaneous program; but several of the girls have chosen
cuttings from such plays and books as, Eleanor H. Porter's "Just David;"
Charles Klein's no\el, "The Lion and the Mouse;" William C. de Milles' play "Strong-
heart;" Winchell Smith's play, "The Fortune Hunter;" and John I. Long's novel,
'"Madame Butteifly." The seniors of the music department assist in making the
recitals enjoyable. Much interest has been shown at each recital in the last number
of the program. This consists of a one-act play chosen, cast and coached by the
student giving the recital.
The plays which have come, or will come, under the direction of the department
outside of the elocution plays are: "Green Stockings," a three-act comedy piesented
by membeis of the faculty for the benefit of the Red Cross; "The Man on the Box," a
play based on Harold MacGiath's novel of the same name, given by membeis of the
Alta Petens ar.d Fhilomethean Literary societies; also a play given by the Emersonian
and Athenaean societies called "The Prince Chap", which will be the last play before the
annual Commencement play.
THE KINDERGARTEN DEPARTMENT.
A well-lighted, well-ventilated room on the first floor of Alumni Hall has been set
aside for the use of the Kindergarten. The Kindergarten is free to all children between
the ages of three and six — and the regular attendance and enthusiasm of the little ones
proves that the Kindergarten has not been established in vain. "Be sure and come
tomorrow, or you'll miss something!" said by one child to another, is testimony in itself.
The object of the Kindergarten is to bridge over the freedom of the home to the
more exacting life of the school-room. This is accomplished by a "freedom under law":
a complete freedom of body and speech — the freedom to do original things, say original
things — under a few easily understood laws. These laws of time, co-operation and
helpfulness must be observed for the good of the whole Kindergarten; laws that make
the forming of good habits; habits that make the character of our future citizenship.
All of this is made possible in a Kindergarten room by the use of light chairs and
tables that can be moved easily, leaving a large space for play — the entire exercise of
the whole body.
The Kindergarten is well-equipped with all Froebelian and Montessori material.
The Froebelian Method is used in the Kindergarten. The children's future education
is foreshadowed by songs, games and stories; they learn the skill of their fingers by
building with blocks and by hand-work.
The child, in the age of imagination, is given free play to original thoughts and
works; rob him of this, and you take from him originality which in mature years
makes for the very essence of success.
A two years' course for the training of Kindergartners under the Froebelian
Method is given to young ladies who have completed four years of high school or its
equivalent. — Edna Young Bond.
He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book. What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!
— Emily Dickinson
It is in this power of feeding the spirit, and liberating the imagination, that the
highest value of books consists. In this capacity they minister to that which is eternal.
Perhaps never before in the history of the world has there been such testimony to the
spiritual power and value of books as that given since the beginning of the present
war. Men at the battlefronts, worn, harrassed, sick in spirit, are preserving their
sanity and saving their souls alive through literature.
The wonderful revival of interest in poetry during recent years — the reading of
poetry, the writing of poetry, the seeking for new and simpler means of poetic
expression — forms an index to the power of this old, but ever new, resource of strength.
"I had forgotten that beauty existed anywhere", said a young English officer
in telling how, coming one night upon a lonely sentry hut, he burst into tears of
joy and relief on hearing the sentry reading to himself in low tones these lines
from Milton's Comus:
"Before the stormy threshold of Jove's Court
My mansion is, where those immortal shapes
Of bright aerial spirits live inspired
In regions mild, of calm and serene air,
Above the smoke and stir of this dim spot
Which men call Earth "
In America we are only beginning to feel the tide of this demand for the idealistic
in literature. But men in camp and cantonment are calling for the enduring things,
— for poetry, for philosophy, for the great biographies.
A contemporary English novelist, Mr. H. G. Wells, in his novel, "Mr. Brittling
Sees It Through," recognizes this vital need of the soldier when he makes "Hugh"
write home to his father from the trenches: "So send me some books, books of
dreams and the golden age and fairyland."
Why is it that some readers fail to obtain the precious, sustaining quality of
books? It is not due to immaturity, for the tenement child poring over his beloved
fairy-tale from the library knows no more that he is poor.
"Come up here. dusty feet,
Here is fairy bread to eat,"
sings Stevenson to the children.
No, if books fail to feed our spirits, it is due perhaps to some withholding of
sympathy on our part, some lack of surrender to the best. There must be a certain
openness of mind and spirit before a book may truly become a "bequest of wings."
Members of the Class of 1918:
Have you a love and an enthusiasm for books — for the best books? If so, and
if you can communicate that enthusiasm to your pupils, it is by far the finest thing
you can impart. It is living, vital, educative in the highest sense. Set your torch
aflame at the fires of fine poetry and noble prose and pass that living flame to others.
If the Library has in any way helped you to light your torch, then its existence
is justified and its mission fulfilled.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME ECONOMICS.
A study of Home Economics is of inestimable value, especially in the present time
of food conservation. Science and art are applied to the preparation of foods, house
furnishings, and household activities. The purpose is not how to keep house, but to
have an intellectual conception of all the parts and activities of the household as well
as a view of the coherent whole.
The profession of home-making is most intimately related to human life. The life
of the family and its relation to society is dependent upon the life of the household,
as well as the health of the members of the family and their ability to work is dependent
upon the food they eat. To solve the problems of living it is necessary to have a
knowledge of the sciences, art and literature.
The Department of Home Economics at the Mansfield State Normal School offers
all the subjects relating directly or indirectly to home training, such as cooking, sewing,
design, chemistry, foods, textiles, basketry, and many others. It trains not only to
grapple with the problems concerned with food and home, but also to impart this
knowledge to others.
The equipment is of the best and most modern appliances. Electrical plates and
ovens are used in cookery.
Two terms' work in domestic science is required in the regular Normal Course.
Here is opportunity for experience in teaching for the senior Home Economic girls have
charge of these classes in cooking and sewing.
Another phase of the work is emphasized in demonstrations. Each girl is required
to give a public demonstration. A few of the subjects considered this year are Wheat
Substitutions, The Use of Vegetable instead of Animal Fats, and Sugar Substitutes.
Practical application of their knowledge of foods is made in Quantitive Cookery.
In this class meals are prepared for a large number of people and served in the school
dining-room. Further experience in this line is gained in planning, preparing and
serving dinners, banquets, etc., on various occasions.
Mr. Hoover states that graduates of this department will find themselves called
to places of usefulness far surpassing in number and responsibility anything heretofore
The To®© C^yi^csiL
The War Food Council: an assembly of faculty, students and stewardship of the
school which meets to discuss ways and means of conserving food and being economical
while the war lasts.
It is a council whereat all important matters pertaining to "eats" are rehashed
before we get it — the hash. "How do the students seem to like onions?" Not so well
as sugar, I'm sure. Peanut butter and cheese are more popular as substitutes for
meat than spaghetti or boiled rice. Ask us. Really, we begin to see what the co-
operation of the students means to the school and to the nation. We will win the war.
Members: Dr. Straughn, chairman; Miss Doane, Mr. Du"ilap, Mrs. Dunlap, Miss
Post, Mrs. Nares, Prof. Kichline, Prof. Strait, Miss Smith, Elsie Biddleman, Thusnelde
Zeller, Gertrude Stevens, Harry Mclnroy, Hartley Dean, Lyle Ferris, David F. Davis,
Donald D. Arnold.
Y. M. C. A.
The Cabinet, noted for their ability and leadership, are:
Harry Mclnroy, President.
Lyle M. Ferris, First Vice President.
Paul W. Hettes, Second Vice President.
Walter C. Lippert, Secretary.
Theodore H. Smith, Treasurer.
Prof. George B. Strait, Advisory Member.
This old world is ever changing, but still progressing. The Y. M. C. A. is keeping
pace with it and adapting its needs and methods of working to the needs of the hour.
Let us look back some forty years, to the time when this society was first organized,
under the principalship of Dr. Thomas, a man who gave a great deal of thought and
time to this work of good. The total membership of that time did not exceed a dozen,
and the meetings were held at the same hour that they are now, but in various class-
rooms or in some student's room in South Hall. The nature of these meetings was
what we would call old-fashioned. The boys would meet, offer prayers, sing several
hymns, and various ones give testimonies.
Sometimes noted men or ministers would be the leaders. The joint meetings of
that time were held in the old chapel, now our library, and were conducted similarly to
revivals. They lasted from Sunday to Sunday, meeting every night directly after
The organization has grown until it is what we see it today, with its membership
quadrupled and a large meeting room of its own. Under our present able president and
other members of the cabinet the meetings are held every Thursday night from 6:15 to
7:00 o'clock. These are enjoyed by all, as well as being instructive and giving aid to
the fellows. These helpful talks are not only given by the members, but by other men
who strive to strengthen our morale. The talks help every one who hears them to
overcome his weaknesses, and to meet the temptations and difficulties of life; also
equipping him so that upon leaving school and taking up his life's work he may be
a leader and an example of right in his community.
I think this almost fulfills the object of the Y. M. C. A. as a Christian organization.
The future of the Y. M. C. A. is particularly dark on account of so many of the
fellows leaving to give their aid and their lives to their country. However, we know
that after every dark spell there comes a bright one which makes everything look
so much more beautiful.
Last fall a considerable sum was sent to the Y. M. C. A. War Relief Fund, which
meant a sacrifice on the part of the fellows, but that is the spirit of the time.
Last spring three delegates were sent to the Y. M. C. A. Secondary School Con-
ference at Blairstown, New Jersey. By this means our society was brought in touch
with Christian workers from other sections and better enabled to render its meed
THE Y. W. C. A.
The Y. W. C. A. Cabinet members are:
President, Gertrude Stevens.
Vice President, Thusnelde Zeller.
Secretary, Elaine Manley.
Treasurer, Ferieda Hornet.
Bible Study, Harriet Murdock.
Room Committee, Ruth Howard.
Social Committee, Mary Young.
Membership, Anna Austin.
Social Service, Lena Smith.
Finance Committee, Ferieda Hornet.
Publicity Committee, Edna Naumann.
Missionary, Mary Finley.
Normal School life is a busy life, as every student of M. S. N. S. can testify.
Fun and frolics hold their own and, together, with the common interests of the class-
room help very materially in preserving the friendly atmosphere that exists among
But far and above all this there is something that binds us together — something
deeper, something quieter, something infinitely more compelling in its power and
influence. It goes hand and hand with the Spirit of Helpfulness and Love of Service.
It enters lives, and makes them purer, broader, more splendid. It is The Christ Spirit
— and because it has entered hearts here at our Normal School we have our Y. W.
C. A. organization.
We have a large membership of over two hundred and we are justly proud of it.
Interest is not forced, our meetings are well attended and because of the hearty
cooperation of the student body the Cabinet members have not met with discouraging
disappointment in their efforts, but only with heartening success.
Each year we send delegates to Eaglesmere, where our Y. W. C. A. Conference
is held. We are supporting with the lest of the Pennsylvania Normals, Miss Shepard,
a missionary, in South America.
We raised this year over $600 for the Prisoner's War Fund, all this money came
as a voluntary offering, and, more than this, every penny meant something purposely
sacrificed by the student giving.
We earnestly hope that another year will find still more of a general interest in
the association, and that, in all the school, there will be no passive listeners, only active
workers, for the glory of the "Name that is above every Name."
THE ATHENAEAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
In the year 1866 there was one literary society, namely, The Normal Literary, in
the Mansfield State Normal School. Some of the students thinking that there were
so many msmbe:s in one society, also that the charades and entertainments were
unbecoming and valueless to them, as students, determined to form a reading circle.
This reading circle was limited to twelve persons. They held their meetings from
time to time, by going to the room of one member one evening, and to that of another
Among the members of the reading circle may be found the names of H. W. Jones,
Austin Leonard, Mary Baldwin, Stella Young, Hannah Dartt, Vine Pratt, J. C. Doane,
and Mary Hughes.
In this reading circle, the Athenaean Literary Society had its origin. It was
founded by Prof. H. W. Jones, who was at that time Professor of Mathematics and
Sciences in the school.
The following is a copy of the minutes of the first meeting:
"On Saturday evening, January 23, 1869, Mr. H. W. Jones met with seven students
of the Normal School to organize a literary society. On motion of A. T. Woodward,
Mr. Jones was elected President, and Ella R. Doane, Secretary pro tern. Mr. Jones
offered a constitution which was adopted for the present time. The following officers
were duly elected for a term of four weeks: A. F. Woodward, President; C. V. Merrick,
Vice President; E. R. Doane, Secretary; and R. L. Darlington, Treasurer.
"On motion, the President appointed H. W. Jones and M. A. Stahr as a committee
to prepare the constitution and order of exercises.
"A^djourned^ to meet on Wednesday evening, but afterward adjourned to meet
on Saturday evening.
,^ . "(Signed) ELLA R. DOANE, Sec."
The society was ten years without a, charter. The charter was applied for January
23, 1879, and filed February 6, 1879. Jb..L. Wilcox was President at the time when
the members applied for the charter.
The motto was adopted May 22, 1869 — "Amicita, Literae et Virtus."
Out of a reading circle of twelve people has grown one of the leading societies of
the school. The meetings are held regularly every two weeks. These meetings consist
of a literary program including readings, musical numbers, and short plays.
This year we are joining with the Emersonians in giving a play entitled "The
Each term, twenty-five cents dues is paid by each member. This year, the amount
left, above expenses, was given to the "Prisoners' War Relief Fund."
The Athenaeans of the past have shown their ability to cope with the perplexing
problems of society preservation. It remains for the Athenaeans of the future to
shoulder the burden willingly and to see their efforts crowned with success.
E. Biddleman, '18.
THE EMERSONIAN SOCIETY
"Don't be afraid to show your colors"! is the advice given to young people when
they are starting out in life and Emersonians are proud to point to the Gold and
Brown of their banner because it embodies all the principles and symbols for which
they stand and strive for. The Society asks that it may give, not that it may be
In the Fall of 1914, when fraternities were abolished and societies came into
existence, the Emersonian was organized. She had but twelve members, but those
twelve charter members laid the foundations so firmly and enthusiastically that now
1918 finds the Brown and Gold the colors of the largest society in school. These
charter members were, President, Olin Mittan; Secretary, Mildred Waldron; Helen
Manley, Lola Jaquish, Elizabeth Baird, Eleanor Boyd, Chrissie Field, Lester Albert,
James Hiscox, Russell Carey, Mary McDonough and Carlos Dickinson.
Because the society felt, when it started out this fall, that it wanted to do some-
thing really worth while, something else besides the rendering of well chosen programs
and debates and papers and so forth, the members decided to turn over all the money
in the treasury to the furtherance of some good cause. The Students' War Relief Fund
furnished us the means and to it we gave our all.
Because the society is essentially literary, each year a play is given by its members.
Last year we gave, "Peg 0' My Heart," which proved a wonderful success. This year
we combine with the Athenaeans, our sister society, and give "The Prince Chap."
We know we have done well but we know we can do much better and with the
courage that is embodied in the lines, "Our greatest glory consists not in never falling,
but rising every time we fall," we surely will reach better heights.
The lily typifies for the Emersonians all that they stand for — their emblem of
purity, their love of all things sweet and noble, their determination to succeed, their
deep reverence for their Alma Mater and their unfailing loyally to the banner of the
Gold and Brown.
Act I — Scene 1. Apartment in the studio of Mr. William Peyton, London. Time —
an evening of the present day.
Scene 2. Same as Scene . Time — One hour later.
Act II — Scene 1. Same as Act I. Time — Five days before Christmas two years later.
Scene 2. Same as Scene 1. Time — Four days later. -
Act III— Scene— Sitting room in Mr. Peyton's apartment. Time— Ten years later.
"THE PRINCE CHAP"
(By Edward Peple)
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES.
CAST OF CHARACTERS.
William Peyton, An American Sculptor
Jack Rodney, Earl of Huntington :
Ballington, Yadder, Fritz, Students in studio building —
. . Hartley Dean
George Navle, Raymond Horan, Albro Hoban
Mrs. Arlington, Claudia's Mother....
Phoebe Puckers, A Maid of All-work
Alice Travers, An American Girl. . . .
Kathleen Hayes, Marguerite Palmer
PHILOMETHEAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
Another milestone has been passed in the history of the Philomethean Literary-
Society, and another year is drawing to a close.
This has been a good year for the Philomethean. With a membership of forty-
eight, we were confronted with a new problem. Nevertheless, we have stood on equal
ground with the other societies in respect to the value of our literary programs. The
situation of giving each and every member an opportunity of appearing on the program
was admirably handled by the program committees.
The function of- any literary society is a two-fold one. Its original purpose is to
maintain a high standard of literary efficiency, and in addition to this, it needs to
cultivate a healthy social atmosphere. Both of these ideals, rigidly held up, have
meant much to us during the year.
The Philometheans are closing a happy year, marked by a quiet, but increasing
evidence of the Philomethean spirit through cooperation, hard work and loyalty. We
regret that at Commencement many of our members must say good-bye, nevertheless,
we know that though their paths may lead them far away from the school by the
Tioga, yet still, "Their hearts will be turnrg ever to the hall where dwell the
ALTA PETENS LITERARY SOCIETY.
Alta Petens, you ask, "What is the meaning?" Yes, it is Latin, Alta, high things;
Petens, seeking. Therefore, the name means seeking high things. From the beginning
the society has sought to live up to this standard.
The first term of the year 1915 was spent in organization and increasing the
membership. By the beginning of the winter term the society was on the road to
success. Many well rendered programs were given during the year.
In the fall of 1916 more than fifty new members wore the badge of Old Rose and
Gray. The programs improved, more time was put upon the production. This interest
culminated in the presentation of "A Pair of Sixes."
Commencement of 1916 took a laige number of members from our list, but just
as many and many more have come to take their places. The remaining few set to
woik, and with the aid of the new members, many enjoyable meetings have been held.
The programs have been largely literary, neverthelness, music has been added to
make them more interesting.
On March first the Alta Petens, together with the Philometheans, produced the
play, "The Man on the Box," the stoiy of which is founded on Harold MacGrath's
novel of the same name.
Each member of the cast worked hard and showed through his or her rendition
of the characters that gloiy was to come to Alta Petens or Philomethean through his
The play was the first of the society plays given during the year, and judging
from the applause which interrupted the performance from time to time, it easily
gained the verdict of being one of "the best school plays of the year *'
Helen Susanna Redcay, '17.
THE MAN ON THE BOX
Lieut. Robert Worburton
Colonel George Annesley
Colonel Fiank Raleigh, U. S. A.
Officer O'Brien ,
. . . Carl Merritt
. Clyde Bailey
. .Harry Brennan
. Thomas Hiscox
. . . .Harry Bergen
. . .Alma Decker
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES.
Act I. Watt's Private Examination Room.
Act II. The "Snuggery" at Colonel Annesley's.
Act III. Same as Act II.
(Apologies to Rudyard Kipling.)
If you can keep your soap, when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you —
If you can make a bluff when teachers doubt you —
And get away with all your bluffing, too —
If you can pack your callers in clothes presses
When comes a knock, and then not deal in lies
While being questioned — tho' you know she guesses,
And yet don't look too good, or talk too wise.
If you can take a squelch, and still be master
If you can dance, and feel no trace of blame,
While watching your new slippers meet disaster —
And tieat the man that mashed 'em just the same.
If you can hear the truth about you spoke:i,
And never offer back a single knock,
But grin, and let them think you think they're joking —
While secretly you certainly are not.
If you can face a "Trig" examination,
Or find A.'s gain, 01 what poor B. has lost —
And get it right and never get the big head,
Or flunk it flat, and never mind the cost.
If you can force your poor, old tired gray matter
To pull you thru exams the last of June,
And so plug on, when there is nothing in you
Except the will that says to you "Plug on!"
If you can talk with "him" behind a paper,
Or walk arcades, and never be caught once —
If you can meet his girl and then not hate her,
If all boys count with you, but none too much;
If you can at starvation's very limit,
Fill up that void, with five cents' worth of gum —
Your's is the earth and everything that's in it —
For you've accomplished things that can't be done.
— E. Manley.
THE EPISODE OF THE DOUBLE BOILER.
By Elaine Manley, '18.
Wearily Janice tumbled into the ham-
mock, her racquet fell with a thump
upon the veranda and her ball gently
and obligingly meandered off down the
steps into a pansy bed. Her mother
glanced quickly over her knitting; Janice
smiled, "Don't look so concerned, Mum-
my, I guess I had one too many games
with Budd, that's all; um-m-m, but this
hammock feels good to 'me aged and
weary bones', guess I'll take a nap."
The thick lashes fluttered for a mo-
ment, then lay quietly upon the pale
cheeks. A sharp little look of anxiety
trembled in the mother's eyes as she
softly arose and drew a shawl about the
thin little middied figure.
She had heardly entered the house
when an ear-piercing whistle shrilled
around the veranda, and Budd, in tennis
togs and armed with racquet, leaped up
the steps two at a time. As he caught
sight of the still little figure in the
hammock he paused uncertainly, then
tiptoed awkwardly into the house.
Peace and quiet reigned, and the ham-
mock swayed gently back and forth in
the breeze, when, "honk, honk", and
slithering up the drive rushed a power-
ful big gray roadster. Janice sat up
with a jerk and the grayhaired man
surveyed her ruefully. "Well, 'Jannet
Child,' what has your old dad done now;
woke you up — it's a dirty shame."
Janice rubbed her sleepy eyes and
sniffed inquiringly. "Well, I'm glad you
did, for if I'm not mistaken, it's biscuits
and honey I smell, um-m, after board-
ing-school hash and potatoes, come on,
dad, let's see."
She rushed into the house and nearly
upset Budd, who issued leisurely from
the kitchen, munching a long green
"Wheel What's the rush?"
But Janice did not stop on her tour of
investigation until her suspicions were
satisfied, likewise her appetite, when her
brother, in an off-hand manner sug-
gested, "Like to go out to Aunt
Matilda's for a week SiSi thot we mijcht
run out tonight, moon's up, great night,
won't take long, she'd be awful glad to
see you — "
"Why, yes, dear, why don't you, it
might put a little color in your cheeks.
I am afraid you've overdone these last
few weeks of school — "
Janice surveyed them, wide-eyed. "Oh,
it's a great big conspiracy, I can see that
plain as day, and I'm not sick, can't one
overdo if they want to, when it's the last
couple weeks of their senior year? Oh,
Mummy, don't make me go, why
Dorothy's party comes off next week,
and — "
"Parties aren't just the thing for you
now, dear, but Budd will get you home
for Dot's party, we promise you; Aunt's
cream and strawberries and quiet are
just what you need, so hurry now and
have Katie pack your things."
So it "happened that the dusk of a
midsummer evening found a low gray
roadster slipping over the long stretches
of country road. Janice dreamily
watched the big yellow disk of the moon
swing free of the purple rim of moun-
tains; how sweet and cool the air was,
how deep and still —
"Here we are, wake up, Sis; hello,
Janice woke abruptly to see the door
of the old colonial house swing wide
open, and a little old lady with bobbing
white cur!s and outstretched arms come
pattering down the path of light .
"Bless your heart alive, it's fried
chicken you're wanting, and apple
dumplings," cried the wee lady, as she
surveyed her a little later, "and bless
me, you can be my 'reception commit-
tee', oh, Horace dear, it's sorely I am in
need of one; peddlers every hour of the
day, and my mind driven to distraction
and my purse to flatness. I have bought
every thing from Greek testaments to
copper washtubs, and to save me, I can't
refuse, now if Janice — "
But Budd interrupted with a whoop,
"Janice and peddlers, RICH! She'd
faint at the sight of one, oh, oh! — " and
off he went around the corner of the
house in search of a moon-lit, dew-be-
jewelled strawberry bed, dear to his
heart's fondest memories.
Janice fled after him, "You old, Exalt-
ed Egotist," she hissed, "I'll show you."
"Auntie," remarked Janice, thought-
fully, next morning, "do you really want
me to be doortender, 'cause I'm ready if
you do, and there's a peddler person
coming up the walk now."
Aunt Matilda directed a keen glance
out of the window and another at her
niece. "Why of course, my dear, if you
wish — "
"I do," murmured Janice, with visions
She slipped into the front hallway and
drew a long breath, she had no concep-
tion of how a peddler might act, but she
had an idea, and she was determined to
try it out.
The dapper little Jew had ascended
the steps and was reaching for the door-
bell when he was suddenly confronted by
a small, chattering person with bright
black eyes and wavy black hair. He drew
back distrustfully, he was not accus-
tomed to such receptions; but friendli-
ness fairly radiated from this small
person; her gestures, her smiles, her
unintelligible chatter; all seemed to
invite him to show his goods.
Ardently he unstrapped his cases and
held up to her inspection folds upon
folds of the most gorgeously patterned
silks; she cooed with delight and he
heaped them upon a wicker bench; he
was displaying more when a rather
extraordinary thing happened; with a
fresh burst of jargon chatter the small
person gathered the whole assortment
in her arms and backed, courtesying and
smiling, toward the door. The man
stared amazed, and terror filled his eyes
— she was insane, she was trying to steal
his goods! He snatched away the folds
and grabbing the cases, stumbled down
the steps, wildly trailing after him a
royal purple breadth.
Janice paused; the outraged sound of
his voice came floating back to her. She
laughed weakly, then triumphantly, then
"Oh, Auntie", she cried, "Come here!
Did you ever in your life hear of any-
thing so funny? What did I do? Oh,
Auntie, I conjugated a French verb at
him, and it scared him stiff when I
backed off with his stuff. Goodness, I'm
glad I remembered the French conjuga-
tion of 'love' anyway!"
Two days passed, and never a sign of
a peddler. Janice began to get impatient.
She was confidence pei sonified now, and
she longed to exercise her new accom-
On the third day a bleary-eyed gen-
tleman appeared, wobbling uncertainly
along on two unmistakably tipsy legs.
Salve was his specialty, it seemed, most
wonderful salve in all the world, would
not the lady in the hammock be so
The lady in the hammock was very
kind and very graciously rose, chanting
an unintelligible jargon with the most
disarming of smiles. But terror gripped
h:s heart; this smiling woman, what sort
of a being; was she; there was something
evil about her; he took to his tipsy legs,
waving his salve aloft as he wobbled
away, his bleary eyes gazing fearfully
behind him. Janice laughed confidently,
she was proud. Nevermore could Budd
twit her, and wait till the night of Dot's
party when she should have her chance
Her thoughts drifted farther and
farther away, and it was with a start of
astonishment that she became suddenly
aware of the presence of a tall immacu-
lately clad young man standing before
her and bowing most ceremoniously, his
cap in one hand and a shiny aluminum
object in the other. She stared at him
open-mouthed, and an amused little
smile flickered across the young man's
countenance. Her ire began to simmer;
she glared at him, from her recumbent
position, and then, miracles of miracles,
dimples flashed at him, eyes challenged
and laughed at him, and friendliness
radiated out to him, and meanwhile, a
very dainty young person had balanced
herself on two very dainty feet, and was
gesturing swiftly and eagerly. The young
man felt distinctly uncomfortable, "My
dear young lady", he began; when on
his ear there burst a veritable avalanche
of jargon words. He stared and another
torrent followed. The young man gulped,
then he turned a faint pink, but a comical
twinkle danced in his eyes as he said,
"Well. I am very glad you do, young
lady, but really, I am unprepared, you
see I came here to sell this new alumi-
num boiler; a most wonderful device, I
assure you; will you be so kind as to
examine it's inside workings — "
He extended the marvel of workman-
ship in both hands and she gingerly
reached two pink palms to receive it,
but, strangely, he did not surrender it,
tho' she gave it a gentle little tug. He
was staring intently at the object, tho'
he continued to rattle off its wonderful
Curiously she glanced down, and saw
mirrored in the shiny cover, her own
pink and white face; she gasped and
tugged determinedly at the thing to find
her hands suddenly sandwiched between
two strong brown ones and the shiny
sides of a double boiler.
Janice was speechless, no French con-
jugation flowed from her lips. Of all the
collossal nerve and impu !
"Very prettily done, Little Miss
French Maid, and it was all correct
except in the third person plural, but
remember, all peddlers aren't as
wooden-headed as they may appear; this
one for instance; but practice makes per-
fect, you know, so keep it up. I am
perfectly willing to be practiced on. Are
you ready? Now — "I love, you love, he
loves, we love, you lo — " He suddenly
paused, his eyes glued on a little lady
in the doorway. He flushed very pink
and immediately unsandwiched her
hands; they fell limply to her sides; with
a deep obeisance he held the cover next
his heart, backed gracefully down the
steps, murmured, "Till we meet again",
stepped lightly into a little red car and
was off .in a cloud of dust, gallantly
waving an aluminum cover in a touching
Utterly dumbfounded and outraged.
speechless with astonisment she fell into
a chair. For fully ten minutes she sat,
never stirring, then as one in a stupor
she rose. "Aunt Matilda, I guess I won't
tend door any more. I — I don't feel like
it." Aunt Matilda's eyes twinkled, "Why,
my dear child, you aren't ill, are you?"
"No, I— I just don't feel well, that's all."
Her voice trailed queerly down the
stairs. As she disappeared around the
top landing the little old lady sat down
and laughed till the tears came.
It was a peculiarly quiet and affec-
tionate sister that Budd greeted three
days later. He held her off with one hand
and poked inquisitively at her pink
cheeks. "Doesn't come off," he observed,
critically regarding his forefinger. "Sure
and youll make a hit at Dot's party,
tonight. We will have to start about six,
it's a two hour's run to the lake and
then all the fuss of getting across to the
cottage. Don Greene's coming; haven't
seen him since Prep school. Dot's going
to meet him in town; we'll probably run
Janice smiled. They probably would if
Budd had anything to do with it, for his
devotion to Dot dated back to days of
knickerbockers and dancing school.
Six o'clock found them well on their
way; the little gray roadster seemed to
eat up the miles. Budd glanced at the
little white-coated figure beside him; she
was good to look at, this little black-
haired, black-eyed sister.
Suddenly his foot smashed down in the
brake; the engine sputtered disgustedly,
and they came to a standstill just at the
accent of a gveat steep hill.
"Hello", he called, "What's up?"
Janice saw in the dim glare two
shadowy figures, a man and a girl, labor-
ing with some mechanism of their car.
"Engine trouble", sounded a masculine
voice, which was immediately followed
bv a shrill feminine squeal of delight,
"Oh, Budd Hastings, is that you, is
Janice with you ? Here, you take us up
in your car and we will leave this old
thing here; it's so late now mother will
be wild. Janice, this is my cousin, Don
Green, and Don, this is Janice; you've
heard me talk about her."
"How do you do, Janice", laughed a
voice from out of the darkness, "I can't
see you to make sure it's your hand I'm
shaking, but judging from the small
'feel' of it, I'd say I'm not mistaken;
where's that confounded moon, any-
Janice laughed, but Budd groaned
,"Oh, Lord, Don, I thot you left that
stuff behind you in Prep. Did you ever
in your born days say anything to a
girl that was sensible?"
"Um-m", mused the voice. "I don't
know but I have."
The climb up the mountain was short.
Soon they could hear the silvery lap, lap,
of the water, on the lake shore.
Janice turned and inquisitively gazed
at the face of the man beside her, and
was rather piqued to find that he had
been occupied in the same task, but the
dark was thick between them.
Budd brought the car to a standstill in
a little sheltered thicket and snapped off
the lights. "Here's where we pile out,
we can get boats down at the landing.
Come on, Dot; you take cake of Sis, will
"Sure thing," he answered, "that is, if
she doesn't object."
"Oh, Sis never objects; here, let's
take the shortcut; come on folks, we'll
lead the way!'
"So, 'Sis' never objects, eh?" queried
the man, as they slipped and stumbled
down the path, "must be quite an
Janice glanced up at him. "Nearly as
agreeable as a man that never says
anything to a girl except what is agree-
He chuckled, "You win; say, do you
know you remind me of someone, she
was a corker, too. You don't mind my
asking where your home is do you?"
Her eyes grew a little wide. "Why, no,
of course not; I live in Bradley, next
door to Dot. What a funny question."
"I dare say," he murmured, "but, gosh,
you had me going for about two seconds,
when you first spoke; I wish that the
moon would come up!"
"Here we are," shouted Budd. "Say,
Don, just push that canoe around a little,
will you? Thanks; all right, we are
ready. Hear the music?"
They listened, the rythmic beat of a
fox-trot pulsed across the lake to them,
lights winked and twinkled and moved;
the little cottage grounds seemed a
veritable fairyland of brightness.
Both young fellows dipped their
paddles and the canoes slipped smoothly
into the velvet black waters. A golden
glow appeared over the mountain-top.
"Moon's coming," observed Don, in-
"Like it?" queried Janice.
"Sure, don't you?"
She didn't answer. Something uncanny
seemed to envelope her; there was
something strangely familiar about the
set of this young fellow's shoulders.
"Hurry up, you two," shouted Budd,
after a while, a space of time fraught
with silence, "we've landed."
"Com:ng", answered Don, "don't wait."
They heard them go scuffing up the
path; the faintest rim of gold appeared
over the mountain top.
Janice swiftly turned up the big wide
collar of her soft white coat and snuggled
down deep into it. The man leaned for-
ward and looked at her curiously, and
there seemed something determined
about him as he looked away.
The canoe touched. "Steady there, now,
Janice jumped, lightly lifted by two
strong arms. She shoved her little hands
deep in her pockets and turned her back
on the moon while he swiftly pulled up
Suddenly he straightened his shoulders
and looked at the fluffy halo of dark hair
above the coat collar. He seemed to
deliberate for a moment, then swiftly
crossed over to the small figure, took it
by the shoulders and turned it about;
it gasped, but he paid no attention. With
one arm he encircled two small shoulders,
with the other hand he slowly loosened a
big coat collar and turned it down. Janice
shut her eyes and stiffened her little
chin, but two strong fingers slipped be-
neath it and lifted full to the bright rays
of the moon, a piquant little face, red-
Don Greene blinked and stared and
looked again. He drew a long, deep
breath — for the eyes that looked up at
him so beseechingly were the same eyes
that had glared up at him three days be-
fore. He bent lower, and Janice wrig-
gled, he scrutinized her face more intent-
ly and she squirmed. "I've got you,
Little Miss French Maid," he whispered,
"and I have a score to pay off; you are
something of a prevaricator, you know."
Janice choked. "Oh, you horrid old
double boiler thing! I — I — ha — "
"Oh, no you don't hate me; look at me,
little spitfire; don't you know that
blessed double boiler is putting me
thru college, not to mention the fact
that it found me you; so don't abuse it;
if you knew Don Greeno as well as Dot,
you'd know he never lets his opportuni-
ties slip, so I'm ready, Little French
Maid, are you? Well, I'm just about to
kiss you unless you conjugate the same
verb at me you did three days ago, when
I will anyway; waiting — "
Janice glared, "Oh, you hideous
"Waiting — are you ready?"
"Oh, I suppose' you'll have to, 'I never
object,' you know, but I hate you, I do,
"Good Lord, Dot," yelled Budd. "Come
here, Sis has fainted dead or something."
A happy Don Greene chuckled in the
moonlight. "S'pose we tell 'em I've just
learned how to be agreeable, 'Jannet
Child', say yes, you little bunch of fluffi-
ness, say it — "
"He — he's just learned — how — to be
So ends "The Episode of the Double
GETTING EVEN WITH SIS.
By Adelene M. Reed, '18.
"I don't care, I don't see why it is that
girls always get whatever they want, and
the boy of the family never gets any-
thing he asks for — not even so small
a thing as a tennis court. You sent
Phylb's to Paris last year to finish her,
but 'finish' is the wrong word, I'd say,
for now that she's back it's "Phyllis must
have this" and "Phyllis must have that."
Aw — girls make me sick — selfish
This startling bit of thunder is only
0*1 e little part of the great word storm
which took ' place at the Merwin home
when Jack, asking for the nine-hundred-
and ninety-ninth time for a tennis court
to be built for him, had again been em-
phatically told that sister Phyllis must
have all the available money for her
"Social Debut" next Fall. And having
this thrust upon him so forcibly, he
abruptly left the room with a tremen-
dous slam of the door and with just as
tremendous a determination to get even.
"If they can't do that much for me,
when I've asked so ofen, I WILL play
with Freddie! They don't want me to, so
I just WILL — so there!" he exclaimed
as he started in search of Freddie.
Now Freddie was "Freddie" in name
only; not at all so refined in reality. In
fact, altho the family had lived in town
only two months "Freddie" had so
established his leadership among the so-
called bad boys of the town, that Mrs.
Merwin had forbidden Jack to even
speak to him.
"Moreover," Mrs. Merwin declared. "I
think it is decidedly condescending for
any of us to associate with any of the
family. We know nothing at all about
them, except that they came here, rented
the best house in town, and are trying
to make us all believe that they are
swimming in money. But money or no
money — I base my principles on family
records. Fancy a Merwin associating
with a Rhodes!"
But in spite of this bit of sarcasm,
which was most truly meant to be em-
phatic, we find Jack in a few moments
whistling for Freddie at the back door
of the village store.
In answer to the call, Freddie burst
forth and ran down to meet him, his face
beaming with something that aroused
all Jack's curiosity.
"Well, what's up now? You look like
a balloon ready to burst. Oh, quit that
giggle and talk; can'tchu?" asked Jack,
as Freddie took him by the ear and say-
ing nothing in explanation of his mirth,
led him toward the back door from which
he had just emerged. But Freddie
answered only with echoing chuckles
which, as must be expected, served to
make Jack more aware that he was
being fairly dragged by his ear, and
after about half of another chuckle
Freddie was surprised by a rather un-
comfortable jab in the region of his
diaphragm, and immediately he loosened
his hold upon the above-mentioned ear
and began to roll up his sleeves. But
Jack, awake to the occasion, interrupted
"Naw — I don't want to fight, only you
near pulled my ear off and I just wanted
to remind you that I was attached to
"Well, yuh aughto have it pulled —
Why didn'tchu come to the meetin' last
night? You're the only piker in the
bunch. We had some time, too, but we're
not gona tell you 'cause you had to mind
mama; didn'tchu?" asked Freddie as he
rolled his sleeves back down.
Jack for some reason did not consider
this to need a reply and so went on with
his own thoughts.
"Say, Freddie, I'm mad! Mother says
again that I cant have a tennis court.
Old Sis has to have it all, and say, I'm
gona get even! Do you hear? I'll make
her sorry — maybe it won't help me get
the tennis court, but I'll fix her anyway.
Don't know what I'll do tho' — can you
think of something mean — awful mean?"
And here we leave them searching
their minds thru and thru for something
to do to make Phyllis sorry.
And back at home Phyllis and her
mother little dreamed what hard feelings
the refusal of the tennis court was caus-
ing, nor would they have cared had they
known for the thoughts of both were so
entirely wrapped up in the plans for
Phyllis' debut. For a week this planning
went on with the sort of thrill which be-
longs only to a mother and a daughter
at a time like that. And then came a new
and more thrilling circumstance, which
seemed to absolutely sweep all other
plans into a corner.
"Special for Miss Merwin," said the
postman with a grin, as he handed a
letter to Phyllis.
"Oh, mother! Mother! Come here
quick!" she gasped as she quickly
scanned its contents. "A letter from a
lord — think of it — a lord! Listen, moth-
er, he says that he saw me while in Eng-
land, followed me to Paris, and now has
followed me to America. He says, 'I am
in New York now and thru miraculous
means have learned your name and ad-
dress. But all this is useless now. I
merely want to beg of you that you will
spare me a few moments of your time
at your convenience. In the meantime, I
am waiting, waiting, always with that
same wild pounding in my heart as when
I first saw you at the opera in London.
I pray you — do not refuse me this my
dream of weeks and months. Ah, may it
all come true! Awaiting your consent,
I am all yours, Lord Albert Anthony
Hamilton/ Mother, am I dreaming? Is
it true? A letter from a lord — a real
English lord — who wants to see me?
Speak to me, mother, am I awake?"
asked Phyllis, altho the manner in which
she was wildly hopping around would
easily indicate that she was indeed very
"Well, I don't know as it is so hard to
believe," answered her mother with a
proud lift of her chin. "On the contrary,
I think it would be hard for anyone to
resist the charms of one so fair as you,
Phyllis, my dear. Those things happen in
stories, you know, and then sometimes
in real life — especially in the Merwin
line. You know, Phyllis dear, your great-
grandmother married into the nobility of
Of course it is needless to say that the
very next mail carried a.letter back from
Mrs. Merwin to Lord Hamilton, saying
that Phyllis would be unengaged at four
o'clock on the following Wednesday aft-
ernoon and could spare him a few mo-
ments at that time.
During the following days, things at
the Merwin home were in the greatest
confusion. Dressmakers were kept busy
for Phyllis felt sure that once Lord
Hamilton saw her he would make a more
extended visit than the "few moments"
which her mother had suggested. Daily
trips took her in to the nearest city to
the hairdressers, the beauty specialists,
and the manicurists, for this was con-
ceded by the whole Merwin family to be
the most important time in Phyllis' life.
And because of this importance, Mrs.
Merwin decided that it would be better
for them to take up their abode in her
sister's house until after the visit of
"For," she explained to Phyllis, "your
Aunt Janette's house is larger, and as
she is away she will not mind in the
least. She is to be gone two weeks yet,
so we'll just go over there. You know
that wonderful house alone would be a
great attraction, and we shall have the
u°e of the servants, also. We'll want to
entertain, of course, and our house is so
small and with only one servant — you
know it would seem strange to him that
you should be traveling abroad while back
home we have only one servant. He
no doubt, thinks we have lots of money
and we'll not have to disillusion him if
we go over there."
"Oh, mother dear, you always have
some good scheme to help me out of my
difficulties. That is surely a good idea.
And we can use Aunt Janette's livery —
you know English lords are always fond
of horseback riding," answered Phyllis,
On the morning of the long awaited
day, every member of the Merwin family
was filled with anxious expectancy
which grew and grew as the hours slowly
dragged. Even Jack, who had been
bribed with a promise of a tennis court,
had given his word of honor to keep it
a secret that it was their aunt's house
and not their own in which they were
living during that time. The servants,
too, had all been bribed to disclose noth-
ing concerning the affairs of their pres-
ent mistress, and everything was in
At four- thirty, a taxi drove up in front
of the big stone house and stopped.
"Oh, mother, isn't he good-looking?"
cried Phyllis as she bounded up the stairs
so as not to appear to be waiting for his
The door bell rang and the butler,
taking the card presented, looked at it,
then at Lord Hamilton, and then at the
card again, and finally with a bewildered
expression upon his face, ventured, "I
beg your pardon, sir, but isn't this Mr.
Herbert Rhodes ? This is Jenkins, your
butler of four years ago."
At first Lord Hamilton gasped as he
felt his first thrill of fear, but gaining
control again, he said, as he handed him
a ten-spot, "Well, yes, Jenkins, you're
right — but while I'm in this house I am
Lord Hamilton. Can 1 trust you?"
"Certainly, sir," he answered, as he
hastened to conceal the bill in an inner
pocket and departed with the card.
After a lapse of time sufficient for
convention, Phyllis appeared.
"Ah, Miss Merwin, I am chahmed to
have this privilege grahnted me," said
Lord Hamilton, rising and bowing as
only English lords can bow. "I am sorry
to be late, but you see I went to the ad-
dress to which I addressed your letter
and they told me that that was the
wrong number and directed me here."
"Oh — how stupid of me — I forgot to
tell you — I mean mother forgot to tell
you that the address you used was not
quite correct. I'm so sorry."
"Oh, now really. Miss Merwin, don't
mention it. It's all quite all ri°;ht; don't
you know? 1 suppose you are wondering
how it was that I happened to learn your
name and address at all. Well, it's quite a
long story; don't vou know? It begins
back at that nie:ht in London, at The
Palace. "Judith" was the onera that
"-■g-ht. Do you vemembev? Well. I sat
in the box rieht back of you — and well,
I learned your name and your aunt's that
night at the hotel register. Then you
went to Paris and I went also — you sailed
for America and I watched you sail. And
this month I came to America to what I
feared would be a vain search. But I
have a brother in New York who hap-
pened to know a certain man — Herbert
Rhodes — from this town, who said he had
heard of a family by the name of Mer-
win. So you see it has been nothing short
of Providence that has helped me."
"Oh, yes," said Phyllis, "I remember
that night at The Palace, and 'Judith'
— wasn't it wonderful?"
"Indeed, yes, and that little Frenchman
— wasn't he typical?" asked Lord Ham-
"Frenchman? As I remember 'Judith'
the characters were all English," answer-
ed Phyllis in surprise.
"Oh, yes — I beg your pardon — you see
I was not terribly interested in the opera.
To tell the truth, my mind was occupied
with another subject. I wonder if
But just at that moment, Elise, the
French maid, entered with tea, and as
she placed it upon a little tea table by
the fireplace, they drew their chairs up so
as to better enjoy the rich intermingling:
of firelight and twilight. The old colck in
the hall struck five. Hamilton could not
but recall a beautiful picture he had seen
somewhere, sometime in his life, as he
watched Phyllis arranging the tea
things. How was it the painter had
named it? — oh, yes — it was "The Fire-
side Fairy." Yes, indeed, Phyllis was —
such were his thoughts when the "Fairy"
came to life and broke the spell.
"Ask mother to join us, please," she
directed to the maid. "You must meet
my mother, Lord Hamilton. She will
be delighted, I am sure."
And thus the afternoon passed, as
afternoons sometimes do, all like a sin-
gle moment into which had been crowded
a whole life-time of joys and hopes. And
after the departure — well, it's easy to
imagine the state of affairs. Mrs. Mer-
win, herself, was no less exuberant with
joy than was Phyllis, for it was Mrs.
Merwin who suggested and planned so
anxiously for his entertainment. The
following afternoon they should ride
alone — the next evening he should dine
with them, and the next evening there
should be a dinner party given which
would make the whole town sit up and
take notice, as Mrs. Merwin expressed
it. "Fancy what the Rhodes will think
of our entertaining an English lord. I
guess Mis. Rhodes will lower her head
to the level of the rest of us then, al-
"I should think so, too," returned
Phyllis. "Oh, mother, I'm so excited!
Just think — your Phyllis entertaining an
English lord! It has always been my
wildest dream and I have practiced how
I was going to act, but the reality has
completely upset my plans, and I am
just an ordinary girl. But then, he says
he thinks 'American girls are most
chahming because they are so ordinary,
so frank; don't you know?" — so I guess
I'm glad I'm ordinary after all."
The next afternoon was delightful and
as they vode leisurely along the country
roads, lined on either side with tall
sweeping trees, garbed in nature's rich-
est hues of red, bronze, and gold, the
bright blue of October's sky seemed to
smile down upon them and once as Ham-
ilton raised his eyes, it seemed to him
that the sun actually winked at him. But
in spite of this encouragement he felt
somehow, a feeling that something was
about to happen to him.
"Oh, look!" exclaimed Phyllis, not
noticing his silence. "I believe the frost
has really opened the chestnut-burs.
Let's look for some chestnuts." And in
less than a second she was off her horse.
Hamilton joined her at once, and it was
during the search that something did
happen. They were munching chestnuts
under the tree and chatting aimlessly,
when it came.
"And then for Saturday evening," con-
tinued Phyllis, "mother is planning a
"A — A — Oh!" stammered Hamilton, as
his brain went thru a perfect turmoil of
fears and dreads. "That is jolly fine of
her, I'm sure, but I — ah — you see, I — oh,
yes, that will be delightful." But as he
made this last remark he knew that it
was absolutely false. It would, on the
contrary, be far from delightful for him.
A big dinner party meant that his moth-
er and sister would be there, and —
"Heavens!" he almost spoke aloud, "this
is horrible! What shall I do? If the
mater catches me at this, well no one
knows what might happen. Just the fact
that I'm roving around the country when
I'm supposed to be in old N. Y. U., study-
ing my head off, will set dad wild. Oh, of
all the flabbergasted tangled up messes
I was ever in!" And then aloud to Phyllis
he said, "Oh, I'm so sorry, but you see,
I received a cablegram this morning to
return to England as soon as possible.
Some tangle in my estates, they say. The
next boat leaves on Sunday, so I must go
to New York Saturday. Really, I cawn't
say how soiry I am don't you know?" he
explained as they mounted their horses
and started homeward.
But Phyllis did not know, and during
the ride home the questions uppermost
in her mind were, "Why did he not men-
tion so important a thing as that before ?
Why did he not speak of it until I told
him of the dinner? And why did he
stammer so about it?" But convention
would not allow these questions to be
asked, so she went on, "Well, then, per-
haps we can arrange it for tomorrow
evening. There are lots of lovely people
whom you would enjoy, meeting, I am
"Oh, yes — yes, no doubt," answered
Hamilton, as he thought to himself, "Yes,
and a few who would enjoy meeting me,
But he now saw that there was abso-
lutely no escape. He must bluff it thru
— unless — yes, he'd do that. He'd be
taken suddenly ill with appendicitis
about three o'clock in the afternoon, they
would rush him off to the hospital and
thus he would avoid that awful dread.
And after thus soliloquising he went
on, "Oh, yes, Miss Merwin, I shall enjoy
it, I am sure, but I'm sorry to change
your plans; don't you know."
"Oh, it won't matter at all, really,"
assured Phyllis, as they drew up to the
The next morning after a lively set of
tennis, Hamilton suddenly awoke to his
senses, that as yet his game was really
only just begun, for he had made no real
advances whatever, so summoning all his
courage, as they sat down to rest in the
harbor, he began, "Miss Merwin, I have
something to say to you which, no doubt,
you have already guessed. Can you
imagine why I came from London to
your home in America to see you? Ah,
I see from your smile that you do under-
stand — you do — tell me you do," urged
"Yes, I — I think I do," answered Phyl-
lis, carefully studying the toe of her
"And, Miss Merwin, do you — do you
— that is. may I hope?" he asked as he
extended his hand to her.
"Oh, Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!" came from be-
hind the arbor and Jack and Freddie
burst into view. "Didn't know you had
and audience; didju? We saw it! Ha!
Ha! Ha!" they jeered and ran at break-
neck speed down the road.
Phyllis, needless to say, felt an over-
powering impulse to get out of sight and
without looking at Hamilton again she
dashed into the house and upstairs, sob-
bing to her mother, and demanding that
Ja-k be severely punished.
The plans for the dinner party went
on and at two o'clock Hamilton and
Phyllis were watching the fish in the
aquarian in the back yard, when a fa-
miliar taxi drove up to the curb. Quick
as a flash Phyllis seized Hamilton by the
arm and fairly dragged him into the
house ttru the back door without a word
of explanation. Once inside, she rushed
frantically upstairs to her mother.
"Oh, mother, mother, she burst forth.
"Auntie has come back! Whatever shall
"Oh, don't worry, deaV assumed her
mother. "Aunt Ja^ette will understand,
when I explain it all to her. No doubt she
will be glad to help us. Oh. yes, Ja-
nette," she added turning to her sister
who stood staring at them from the
doorway as in a dream. "Of course, you
are surprised to see us taking possession
of your house in this manner. But listen,
and I know you will forgive us. You
see — " and she explained it all to her.
"Well, of course, my dears, I'm glad
you did it, tho' I really don't approve of
such deception, you know. But then
since he's a lord, I suppose it's all right,"
answered Aunt Janette.
Phyllis, remembering that perhaps her
conduct should be somehow explained to
Hamilton, slipped from the room and
downstairs to find his lordship emerging
f^'om the hall closet.
"Well, Lord Hamilton — what on
earth?" gasped Phyllis.
"Well, Miss Merwin, what on eaHh?
I say," quickly interrupted Hamilton. "I
certainly do not understand your con-
duct," he lied, trying to drive away the
frightened expression from his face, now
white with fear.
"Well, you see," ventured Phyllis —
Mother especially dislikes that lady, and
I — wanted to tell her she was coming —
you see, she — "
"Oh, yes, I understand," he answered,
as they entered the conservatory. "Now
may we have some music? I have hea^d
that you sing wonderfully well."
"You've heard? Where did you hear
it?" asked Phyllis, blushing and taking
her place at the piano.
"Oh, — I — I thought perhaps you
could, that is, you look as tho' you could:
don't you know?" Hamilton corrected
As Phyllis began to sing, Mrs. Merwin
and her sister entered the next room and
began to converse excitedly.
"Oh, I'm sure you must be nrstaken,
Janette," she heard her mother say. "It
can't be true! He surely is a gentleman."
"Well, here it is — right here in the pa-
per." answered her aunt. "I read
it on my way home on the train:
REWARD FOR THE CAPTURE
OF JOHN NEWFORD. ALIAS 'LORD
HAMILTON', John Newford. convicted
of murder in London, September 3, 1917,
is known to have sailed for America
September 4. 1917, and is hidding under
the as c umed name of 'Lord Hamilton'.
Reward of $5,000 for his capture — There
you have it — Now what do you think?
You say he has been suddenly called back
to England ? I say, rather, he has sud-
denly decided that he is no longer safe
here and is about to take refuge in an-
other continent, with no thought of re-
turning to England. Can you see it? We
must let this affair go no further. Will
you tell Phyllis, or shall I?
But at this point, Phyllis having heard
occasional snatches of the conversation,
rushed in upon them. Mrs. Merwin
showed her the newspaper article, and
awaited the result. Phyllis read it thru
and thru, and then reread it, without
changing in the least the expression of
her face. Then she raised her eyes,
glanced out of the window, and as she
bit her lip and her eyes began to fill with
tears, her mother realized what had been
happening in Phyllis' life, and she feared
what might still happen, since she her-
self had so urged matters along. But her
heart quickened as she saw Phyllis throw
back her head, give a scornful laugh and
quickly and determinedly go back to
Hamilton. They followed her and felt re-
lieved to hear her take the matter so
"Lord Hamilton," she said, "I am sorry,
but I must ask you to leave the house."
"Leave your house, Miss Merwin?" he
asked in surprise — "And will you be so
kind as to explain all this?"
"It needs no explanation, whatever.
You know your game, I must admit.
However, you need not fear that I shall
expose you. I suppose it is my duty, but
I — I cannot. I beg of you to go at once."
"And I beg of vou to explain to me. I
do not understand. What is it of which
you accuse me?" he asked, with a puz-
"Just this," interrupted Mrs. Merwin,
as she came into the room and handed
him the paper. "We'll not expose vou.
We'd hate the publicity — but I demand
that you leave our house at once."
Poor Hamilton! His brain was in a
perfect turmoil. What was to be done?
What wouldn't he do to that kid brother
of his for getting him into this? First
h° had racked his brain to ke^ +h»m
from knowing he was Herbert Rhodes,
and now — how on eai'th could he ever
prove to them that he was really Her-
bert Rhodes, after all? He'd simply have
to confess it all, he decided.
So summoning- all his courage, he be-
gan, "Mrs. Merwin, I have been deceiv-
ing you, but not as you think. 1 am not
Lord Hamilton at all. It is hard to ex-
plain it to you. I beg of you to listen
while I tell you the secret. I am Herbert
Rhodes — "
"Rhodes? — Rhodes?" shrieked Mrs.
Merwin. "You're nothing of the sort!
You've completely hoodwinked us so far
and now you are trying to pass yourself
off as someone else. Pray, how many
names do they allow a criminal in Eng-
"On my honor, I am Herbert Rhodes.
If you will listen, I will explain it all.
When first I saw your daughter I was
smitten dumb. But I heard what you once
said, because you disliked my mother,
'Fancy a Merwin condescending to asso-
ciate with a Rhodes!' So I gave it up
until after I should graduate, when I in-
tended to prove to you that the Rhodes
name is not to be scoffed at. Then Fred-
die came to visit me, and thru a desire
of your son, Jack, which he shared, to get
even for some offense, he persuaded me
to play the part I have played. It was
not to get even that I entered the plan,
but rather because I thought I saw in it
a chance to establish myself in the
esteem of Phvllis — and — you. But now,
"Keep it up, Bub! We'll swear to it!"
shouted Freddie, as he and Jack dashed
upon the scene from behind the por-
tieres where they had been listening in-
"Jack, what does this mean?" de-
manded Mrs. Merwin, glaring at her
"Well, mother, I guess it means that
Herbert wants to marry Phyllis. Least-
ways, he told Freddie so before he
started to play lord," answered Jack,
struggling to keep back a giggle.
Herbert did not quite know whether to
be cross or grateful for this outburst
from Jack, but noticing that Phyllis was
struggling to suppress a smile, he felt
encouraged enough to venture, "Phyllis,
can you forgive me?"
"Well," answered Phyllis, as she bit
her lip, "I guess you have as much to
forgive as I. You see, I — "
"Yes, yes, don't bother to explain. I
knew it all the time. It's hard to tell
which was really the worst deception,
but there's one thing added to mine,
Phyllis, which takes away part of the
evil — my reason was — love. Yours —
Phyllis — what was your reason?" he
asked as he extended his hand to her.
But there was no need of any verbal
answer, as Phyllis gave him her hand
and added, "I was about to say it this
morning in the arbor when Jack inter-
And the plans for the dinner party
went on, but with added interest and
happiness, for instead of the introduction
of "Lord Hamilton" it was to be an an-
nouncement which would "make the
whole town sit up and take notice," as
Mrs. Merwin had previously expresed it.
Amateur Gentleman — Jimmy Norton.
The Iron Woman — Mildred Thorne.
Just David — Harriett Murdock.
Come out of the Kitchen — Lynn Card.
Oh Mary Be Careful — Mary Monahan.
The Choir Invisible — "Ro" Fadden
Return of the Prodigal — "Billy" Walp.
Vanity Fair — Rena Reinhardt.
Innocents Abroad — The Juniors.
Seventeen — Vida Emberger.
Tish— Letitia Farrell.
The Little Minister — Byron Golden.
The Pathfinder— Prof. Cass.
Twice Told Tales— "Daddy" Strait.
We Two — "Addie and Harold."
Daddy Long Legs — Rex Dimmick.
Freckles — "Ted" Ayres.
To Have and To Hold— Olin Decker.
Beloved Vagabond — "Don" Arnold.
Prisoners of Hope — North Hallites.
Peg o' My Heart — "Chappie."
The Woman Hater — "Gus" Granger.
The Doctor — Dora Davison.
FROM THE ANNALS OF A SENIOR.
Now I am a Senior, I won't say what I've been,
But they say I bore resemblance to a color known as green —
But howsoever that may be, 1 won't deny it now —
(Just watch the Elocution swoop that bears my noble brow.)
A wise and mighty Senior, I, about to graduate —
(Oh, classmates, bear with me awhile, whilst I my tale relate.)
They begged me, "Come to Normal. Exams? You'll surely pass."
They fibbed; but I believed 'em. (Their names were Strait and
And so I came to Normal, aboard the Erie train,
And what I was before that ride, I'll never be again.
I entered at the entrance, and there before my eyes
A "welcome" sign blazed out at me, a black and red surprise.
I swelled with pride because of it, I nearly burst my belt!
(Oh, would that I could feel again the feelings that I felt.)
And then we filled the Dining Room, the purpose was to eat,
With tea, and plums and cracker crumbs, we managed quite a
And then I met a DR. THIS and then a DR. THAT,
And then I met our Dr. Straughn, and thought him rather fat — !
(Oh classmates, dear, I really did, forgive the awful blunder,
I never told of it before, I think him now a wonder.)
I've been abused and much maligned thru all my days at Normal,
And some have called me "Fresh", and then, some others said,
One night there was a Party, a Baby One, they said,
And all the girls put down their curls and socks upon their legs.
Another night there was a dance, 'twas over at the "Gym",
And one girl sighed and said she'd "die if she could dance
I thot her rather silly, but then I didn't know
The way to aim to endless fame is finding you a beau.
I went down to the Football Field, and boys in black and red,
Were scrapping 'bout a pigskin ball, and one boy's nose had
I offered him my handkerchief, it had wide lace around it,
But he got red and then he said, "Pete, take it out and drown it."
At home they told me I was bright, 'twas all there was about it,
But when I came to Normal School, I soon began to doubt it.
But now I am a Senior, I'll soon be graduated —
Oh please forget you've ever met me as I've here related.
LIMERICKS A LA MODE.
There was a young fellow named Francis,
Who won maidens by mere glances;
He captained three teams,
Flunked exams by the reams',
And was always on hand for "Gym"
"Gus" Granger, a husky old bach,
Came very near striking a match —
He said he'd not budge, but a person
Nearly landed him once as her catch.
"Ed" Finn !s a desperate duffer,
He daily grows tougher and tougher,
He chews gum and smokes;
Rea^s "Life" and cracks jokes,
A dangerous, daredevil bluffer.
We know a young fellow named Walp,
Who, tho' it's none of his fault,
Gets put on the campus
For raising a rampus,
Or having a library talk.
We know a young fellow named "Don,"
Of girls he's exceedingly fond,
He's what they call "nifty,"
He'll go "fifty-fifty,"
And he's splashed a good splash in our
There is a young fellow named Bailey,
Who flits in society gayly;
He flirts with the girls,
He admires all their curls,
This giddy gay gink we call Bailey.
We know a young fellow named George,
What at the table is quite prone to gorge.
Altho' he is some dresser,
He'll ne'er be a Professor,
This handsome young chap named
There is a young guy named Newell,
Who some day expects to teach school.
He'll never be a bach,
Altho' he has a red thatch;
In the mines he'll be driving a mule.
We are acquainted with a guy named
Who at the top of his voice is yellin'.
If you want information,
He has enough for a nation;
Altho' some think it's fish he is sellin'.
Here's to a guy named Gazella,
Who everyone knows is a good fellow.
He is some athlete;
For he eats raw meat,
And doesn't know the color of yellow.
Take Him Away, Officer; He's Harmless.
C. Joyce, the silver throated tenor, is experiencing considerable trouble with his
throat, much to the relief of South Hall. His favorite selection is "Long Tom." When
he sings the part which goes "Good-bye, Ma; Good-bye, Pa; Good-bye mule, with the
old hehaw," it is noticed that Teddy Ayres looks embarrassed.
THE GLORY THAT IS TO BE.
WHO'S WHO IN 31. S. N. S.
(Apologies to Rudyard Kipling.)
When Rupert's last compass is rusted,
And our brains are all twisted awry —
When the last of Grant's test tubes is
And our youngest professor has died —
We shall rest; and faith! We shall
Lie down for an aeon or two,
With never a State Board Examiner
To set us to digging anew.
And we who have flunked will be
We will sit in a flying machine,
We will fly out the borough limits
To Blossburg, and never be seen.
We will have real eats to be fed on —
There will be no bread pudding at all,
And all the state aid that is left us,
Will be mounted, and hung in the Hall.
Indiana shall never beat us —
And Doctor will never blame —
And Sternos will all be harmless
And our heads will be haloed with
And each shall possess a check-book,
And the accounts will be on par —
And each shall do what he pleases
In spite of the powers that are.
— E. M.
Nagle — "Bill said that he would trust
me with his pocketbook. What do you
know about that?"
Stogie — "There's nothing in it."
Anna Stein — "I thought your watch
had a gold case."
Willy Walp— "It did — but circum-
stances alter cases."
Prof. Deily — (in Freshman French) —
"Monsieur Bedenk, ouvrez la fenetre."
Bedenk — "Just listen to him calling
Mary Pickford — Rena Reinhardt.
"Divinity" — Louise Barnhardt.
Douglas Fairbanks — the human fly —
Alma Gluck — Ruth Hughes.
Sarah Bernhardt — Freda Willard.
Most Popular Athlete — "Gazook" Ga-
Most Exalted Senior — Hartley Dean.
Most Studious Senior — Helen Carpen-
Dame Fashion — Miss Bond.
A Reason — other than patriotic — Miss
Best "All-round" Pi of. — R. C. Kich-
'•Wobbles"— Mr. Sekol.
Literary Genius — Elaine Manley.
Tallest — (this is disputed) — Alma
Dills, "Bill" Stagaman.
Tiniest — Kathleen Hayes.
Smallest — Gurney Matteson.
Largest — Johnny Evans.
Most Optimistic — Ruth Smith.
Worst "Case" — Harriet Van Duzer.
Junior Who Knows It All — George
The Faculty's Joy (?)— Bill Walp.
Our Ladies' Man — Gordon Bailey.
Earliest in Dining Room — Carl Mer-
Least Understood — Esther Phillips,
Myrtle Evans, Faye Peck.
Livy Shark — Arline Stalford.
Source of Faculty's Information — Prof.
Leading Spirit in Class Meetings —
We often hear of bells that ring,
And also bells that chime;
But Johnny Evans has a Belle
That with him always shines.
"Hawaiian Butterfly" — Pedro Causo.
"They're Simply Wild Over Me" —
"What Do You Want To Make Those
Eyes At Me For ? "—Lillian Phillips.
"She Ain't What She Used To Be—"
— Helen Redcay.
"All the World Will Be Jealous of Me"
— Prof. Cass.
"Just a Little Love, a Little Kiss" —
"I Ain't Got Nobody"— S. J. Sekol.
"It's Nice to Get UP IN the Morning:,
But It's Nicer to Lie In Bed" — Lena
"Last Night Was the End of the
World" — Ruth Evans.
"Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny" — Rose
"Just A'wearyin' for You" — "Ted"
"There's a Long, Long Trail A- Wind-
ing" — Prof. Deiley.
"Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Hee"—
"Give Me a Little Bit More Than You
Gave Riley" — "Ed" Finn.
"A Wonderful Thing Came Into My
Life"— Thuzzy Zeller.
"One Wonderful Night"— Kelley Dills.
"Love, Here Is My Heart" — Harriet
"Once I Ordered An Oyster Stew" —
"Why Don't You Be Like Me and Get
Your Lovin' Free" — Irv. Francis.
Can You Imagine.
Myron Deily playing basketball.
Prof. Strait knitting.
John Newell in a dress suit.
Gurney Matteson on roller skates.
Sumul Creswell in church.
Danny Regan with a mustache.
McClellan with nothing to say.
THE CASE OF CHEESE.
I stood at the bar of Justice,
Sober, but with a jag,
I chewed upon a toothpick,
"While my lawyer chewed the rag;
Ihey heaped upon my shoulders
Climes so heavy my back was bent.
They said I had entered a cheese works
And stolen every scent (cent).
' Silence!" cried the gray-haired judge,
The clerk yelled "Silence!" too;
And a man in back yelled, "Silence!"
And silence was the cue.
Then e\eryone yelled, "Silence!"
And silence filled the place.
When someone woke the jury up
With a good hard slap in the face.
"Guilty, or Not?" the judge then cried.
"Guilty," the foreman said.
"The verdict is that he be hanged
Th ee times until he is dead."
"Mercy, mer:y," the prisoner cried.
"See, I am on bended knees"
When a voice called,
"Halt, he is innocent!"
And in rolled a case of cheese.
The cheese told a pitiful story —
One the lawyers could not balk;
Told how it felt so strong one day
It had simply gone out for a walk.
So never run down a limberger,
But kindly remember, please;
That you may never know
When your life may be saved
By a poor little piece of cheese.
Famous Sayings By Famous People.
"Kindly repeat after me." — Prof. Van
"The— ah"— Prof. Cass.
"Now, get this." — Prof. Kichline.
"1-2-3-4, etc."— S. J. Sekol.
"Follow the Leader!" — Dr. Butler.
"I wish you'd be more thoughtful." —
"Save food!" — Miss Smith.
"Why, bless your heart!" — Dr. Piatt.
"My word!" — Miss Rose.
"It doesn't look well." — Dr. Straughn.
"Get a man!" — Miss Vail.
"This talking must cease." — M, B.
"This is a very unusual privilege" —
He — "If I took a kiss, would you cail
She— "Yes, if you wa:t to kiss the
Did you ever see Joe and Harriet take
leave of each other after an entertain-
ment in Alumni Hall? This is how
they do it:
"Goodbye. Remember, over at the
lib 1 ary, tomorrow."
"I will, goodbye."
"Goodbye, don't forget to come."
"No, I won't. I couldn't get over to-
"Coldn't you ? That's too bad. Be sure
and come tomorrow."
"All right, goodbye now. Hurry up;
here comes Miss Doane."
"I will — goodbye now — don't forget."
"Goodbye" (in unison).
And they separate.
Puff — "I think Agnes is going to cry."
Puff — "I saw her going into the ball
"Girls Will Be Girls"
(A One-Act Play.)
Scene— North Hall, 4th floor.
Time — 8 p m.
Characters — Goldie Grice, Faye Peck.
Attire — Evening dress?
Synopsis. Up to the writing of this
story the heroines have always adhered
to the laws of North Hall — one of which
is, that girls shall not appear in kimonas
until 8:30 p. m.
Faye — "Goldie, look in the hall and see
if there is a teacher in sight."
Goldie (looking out) — "No, but Gordon
Faye— "Oh! That's all right. We girls
don't mind each other."
The Agony Quartette are still singing
those old favorites: "Altho father was a
Confederate, he wore a union-suit," and
"Meet me at the clothesline, Maggie,
that's where 1 hang out."
Romance a La Mode
A moonlight night
A jolly ride;
A comfy seat,
A space not wide.
A sturdy Prof.,
A Mansfield miss,
Made one with a k ; ss.
A lark-loving lass
A teacher of "Lit."
A daring invite,
A special "pe mit."
An Erie fare,
A grand old feed;
A bunch of roses,
Prof. Strait (in Ag. class)— Miss Dills,
name a peculiarity of trees in winter."
Kelly — "Their limbs are bare."
North Hall Doing Its Bit.
The girls are nobly doing their bit
under the leadership of Ruth Chase and
Atala Ruger. They have given up pow-
der and are sending their share to the
boys in France to annihilate the Ger-
mans. A few slackers have been found,
but were severely dealt with.
Catherine Healey believes in Prepar-
edness. She is very afraid of fire and
e'- ery night packs a suit case which she
leaves in readiness at the foot of the
An Extended Vocabulary.
Mountaineer (to storekeeper) — "Hain't
you got bacon?"
S. K. — I hain't said I hain't."
M. — "I hain't askin' is you hain't. I'se
askin' you hain't you is. Is you?"
Helen— "The conceit! Why Kelly,
just look at that reporter over there
staring at me."
Kelly — "Don't be so conceited. He's
just looking at your nose."
Kelly — "It's his business to look after
everything that turns up."
"Down, Down." — Henry V.
"Well placed!" — Henry V.
"An excellent pass" — The Tempest.
"A touch, a touch, I do confess." —
"I do commend you to their backs." —
"More rushes! More rushes!" — Hen-
"Pell mell, down with them." — Love's
"This shouldering of each other." —
"Being down, I have the placing." —
"Let him not pass, but kill him, rath-
"'Tis sport to maul a runner." — An-
thony and Cleopatra.
"I'll crack it 'ere it comes to ground."
"We must have bloody noses and
cracked crowns." — Henry IV.
"Worthy sir, thou bleedest; thy exer-
cise hath been too violent." — Coriolanus.
"It's the first time that ever I heard
breaking of ribs was sport." — As You
— Boston Transcript.
Just a Conversation.
Mai*y — "I am going to organize an or-
Nan — "An orchestra? How could you
organize an orchestra?"
Mary — "Easy. Scoop has promised to
p.ay second fiddle already."
Laura's Library Hours (from a sheet
lost from Ray's notebook) :
Week days, 2:30 to 4:45.
Saturday 10:00 to 11:30.
Emergency on Saturday, 5:30 to .
Why girls leave home — Jimmy Norton.
Why they come back — Podge Bren-
Betty Cornelius — "I couldn't get my
Virgil today, Miss Doane."
Godfrey — "Give me a smoke. I left
mine in my room."
"Willy" — "I feel sick, Professor. I
don't believe I can go to class."
Prof. Deily (in Rhetoric class) — "Miss
Wells, give me an example of exposi-
Laura — "Irene Walsh's silk stockings."
Betty Cornelius (In Virgil) — "I know
what it is, but I can't express it!"
Helen Jones (sotto voco) — "Why not
try parcel post."
Miss Aston — "Alma, you have a very
promising contralto voice."
Kelly — "But I'd much rather sing so-
prano. It's higher-toned."
Mary Gavin — "Did you hear that the
school is going to have a house-warming
party next week"
Irene Walsh — "No, who told you?"
Mary — "Dr. Straughn. Every student
is to bring a lump of coal."
Miss Hoag — "There was a burglar in
the hospital last night."
Miss Doane — "Did he take anything?"
Miss Hoag — "There were a number of
girls ill; he may have taken a cold."
One of the questions in Prof. Strait's
exam: "If twenty men reap a field in
eight hours, how long will it take fifteen
men to reap the same field?"
Johnny Evans' reply — "The field hav-
ing already been reaped by twenty men
could not be reaped by the fifteen men."
Then Johnny wondered why he had to
take a make-up.
Miss Hoag — "How was your speech
received last night?"
Dr. Butler (who was critic of Emer-
sonian Lit. Society) — "When I sat down
they said it was the best thing I ever
Byron Golden is taking Senior Draw-
ing. He drew a picture of a hen so life-
like that when he threw it in the waste
basket it laid there.
Miss Vail — (in Physiology class) — "I
want a synonym for fat "
Bessie MacDermott — "Say, 'adipose
Miss Vail — Too long. Give me some-
Bessie — "How would 'o-b-c-t' do?"
Time — Thanksgiving.
Frances O'Malley — "I think it is a
shame that we can't have Literary So-
Chappie (who was going to play a
cornet solo) — "Oh, I'm just as well
pleased, Francis, because my lips are not
(Fiances retires amid blushes,)
Miss Jaqu!sh (in Freshman class) —
"Can anyone tell what is still harder
than making an outline."
Arthur Cole — "Making a date."
Alma Decker — "I'd like to give that
lady a piece of my mind."
Gertrude Smiles — "Don't. You might
not have any for yourself."
Mr. Kichline (in Geology) — "What is
granite used for?"
Emily Wilson — "Cooking utensils."
Somebody would like to know why Peg
Comer likes to read, "The Lives of
Conversation After Bells.
Economics Class Repartee.
First Girl— "Oh, dear, I thought I had
those windows fixed. I feel a draft."
Second Girl (who has been trying to
go to sleep for an hour) — "Oh, shut your
mouth. That's where the draft is com-
Anna Clementi (leaning over the rail-
ing and seeing Roe Fadden on second) —
"Hello, Roe, what are you doing down
Roe — "Minding My Own Business,
The Seven Darlings have a new place
on their visiting list, but Carp's board-
ing mistress says, "No boys allowed"
"The Old Gray Mare's" new sweater
is like the brass band on a Ford, it
speaks for itself.
"Snow, snow, beautiful snow; step on
a lump and down you go." So said Prof.
Strait, after falling for the first time in
Johnny Evans (at the table) — "If I
can't have sugar, I'll raise Cain."
Miss Bond (taking church report at
room 541; only one Keating present) —
"Where's your sister, Alice?"
Alice — "'Tis she that's in the press."
Pedro asked Rena if she understood
Spanish. When she replied in the af-
firmative, he told her that she was a
beautiful girl. Of course, Rena knew
that before, but then, every little bit
Coach — "If a bricklayer gets $4 a day
for working eight hours, what would he
get if he worked ten hours a day?"
Answer from back — "He'd get a call-
down from the union."
The census embraces twenty million
women. Wouldn't you like to be the
Myron Deily (coming into Evans'
room) — "What is all this noise about?"
Johnny — "Just a few of my loud ties
on the rack."
George Squires — "Why do you wear
such loud stockings?"
Gert Miller — "To keep my feet awake."
No, Tiny, everybody that wears a
wrist watch doesn't necessarily have a
lot of time on their hands.
Kelly is looking for a school in Phila.
for next winter. Chief reason, U. of P.
Rumor has it that Sumul Creswell
was seen oiling the fire escape so as to
remove the squeak.
Downson had a bad attack of Haye(s)
fever, but it was not very dangerous.
Fi?h is served regularly to Rose Kelly
in library at 4 o'clock.
Coach (on giving Margaret Monahan's
recommendation) — "She's slow and sure,
like the Erie."
OUR CHEER LEADERS
Freda Willard and "Scoop" Hiscox
SEASON OF 1917.
Sept 29: Bucknell University
at Lewisburg 25 —
Ozt. 6: Union Endicott H. S. at
Oct. 13: University of Buffalo
at Buffalo 6— 6
0:t. 20: Bloomsburg S. N. S. at
Wilkes-Barre 0— 14
Oct. 27: Bellefonte Academy
at Mansfield 0—58
Nov. 3: Lock Haven S. N. S. at
Nov. 10: Indiana S. N. S. at'
Indiana 46 —
Nov. 17: State College Fresh-
men at State College 31 —
Nov. 24: St. Johns Military
Academy at Manlius — 7
* T o ". 29: Syiacuse Freshmen
at Mansfield — 9
September 25 Coach Kichline issued a
call for football candidates. About
f wenty-five responded. With six of last
year's letter men as a nucleus to build
around, the task was not an easy one to
make a winning football team.
From the very first it seemed evident
that this was to be no ordinary team, but
a machine with each fellow an important
cog, working and striving for the suc-
cess of his team and Mansfield Normal.
They faced the hardest schedule that any
footfall team representing this school has
had to face in some years. One has only
too look at the result of the games and
judge for himself whether this was a
team to be proud of or not. Six games
were victories, three were lost, and one
was a tie; 258 points were scored to our
opponents 78, and not a point was tallied
by our opponents on our home grounds.
Some of the credit must be given to
the scrubs who went down to the field
night after night and took the knocks,
kicks and bumps only that the varsity
might be given practice. Scrubs, we
honor and thank you. You, too, will not
Bucknell, 25; Mansfield, 0.
September 29th the team, after only
three days' practice, went to Lewisburg
and played their first game, with the
sturdy Bucknell University eleven. Ow-
ing to the fact that the University team
was much the heavier and had had more
practice, they won, after a hard battle.
All through the game Mansfield's line
stopped the terrific onslaught of the
enemy. The backfield played a good
game despite the fact that they had only
a few plays to rely upon. Two com-
pleted forward passes and one intercep-
ted forward spelled defeat for the Nor-
mal team. Mansfield became dangerous
at the end of the first half on long runs
by Bedenk and Walters. The ball was
earned far into BucknelFs territory, but
it couldn't be pushed over the goal line.
Bedenk, Walters, and Gazella made
good gains for Mansfield, while J. Joyce
and Decker were strong on the defense.
For Bucknell, Wadell, Smith, Elliott and
Mom'pon showed up the most promi-
Union Endicott, H. S., 0; Mansfield, 78.
October 6th, Union Endicott came to
Mansfield to play their annual game.
Usually this game has been one of the
most interesting on the schedule, but
this year they were hopelessly outclassed.
After the first few minutes of play it
became evident that all Endicott was
trying to do was to keep down the high
score. However, the home team secured
touchdown after touchdown almost at
will. The Endicott boys never became
The chief point getters for Mansfield
were J. Joyce, Capt. Francis, Brown
University of Buffalo, 6; Mansfield, 6.
At International Baseball Park in Buf-
falo, October 13th, the third game of the
season was played. Mansfield at all
times showed gameness and superiority
over the University team. This is an
extract taken from a Buffalo newspaper
commenting on the game: "A better ex-
hibition of gameness than that displayed
by the little Normal eleven has not been
seen on the local field for many a day.
Barring the breaks of the game and the
unusual number of penalties inflicted by
both the referee and umpire, they would
have won. But even in defeat the visi-
tors left the field knowing that they had
both outplayed and out fought the local
eleven." Mansfield made thirty-five
first downs to Buffalo's five, but we^e
penalized 366 yards to Buffalo's 20, this
alone being sufficient to show which was
the better team.
Capt. Francis took the ball over for our
touchdown in the first quarter. Bedenk
and Everett carried the brunt of the at-
tack and the whole team fought with all
their might. For Buffalo, Wolfe's kick-
ing was the one redeeming feature.
Bloomsburg, 0; Mansfield, 14.
On October 20th Mansfield defeated
Bloomsburg Normal at Diamond Park,
Wilkes-Barre. "Bloom" was outclassed
and at no time were they able to gain
much ground. Mansfield worked the for-
ward pass in elegant style, while Blooms-
burg was unable to complete one. Five
minutes after the game was started
Everett was sent over the enemy's line
and Bedenk kicked the goal. Both sides
failed to score again during the first
quarter. Mansfield had the ball on
Bloomsburg's three-yard line when time
was called. Two minutes after the second
was started Francis went over for the
second touchdown and again Bedenk
kicked the goal. This ended the scoring
for the remainder of the game. "Bloom"
became dangerous near the end of the
second quarter, but failed to tally.
The game was witnessed by a large
number of students and friends of both
Normals. Everett, Sayre, Walters and
Francis played a good game for Mans-
field. Dormack and Kiokuff were the
stars for Bloomsburg.
Bellefonte, 0; Mansfield, 58.
October 27th at Smythe Park, Coach
K'chline's machine was in perfect work-
ing order and developed su^h power that
it was able to run away with Bellefonte
to i-he tune of 58 to 0. The game was full
cf spe?tacu!ar playing and each score
was the result of splendid teamwork on
the part of our eleven. The score does
not seem to indicate that Mansfield had
any real oppos't ; on, yet Bellefonte show-
ed a remarkable fighting spirit at cer-
tain stages, only to be beaten down by
a superior aggregation. Bellefonte be-
came dangerous at one time, after many
of the varsitv had been taken out and
scrubs substituted in their places, but
Mansfield just put a little more o^l on
the weak spots and it was no trouble to
hold i-hem for downs.
The students matched down to the
field, headed by the school band. It was
an ideal dav and everyone had a good
time, with the possible exception of the
Bellefonte fellows, and even they were
good-natured, though dragged down to
defeat. The men on our line showed
strength and ability in opening up holes
for the backfield and on the defense held
well when called upon. Bedenk, Gazella,
Francis and Decker seemed to stand out
prominently in every play.
Lock Haven, 0; Mansfield, 86.
November third, Lock Haven Normal
was met on Smythe Park and easily van-
quished with the score of 86 to 0. It
would take no little time and space to
tell how each point was made or to
enumerated the long runs as touchdown
after touchdown was chalked up for
The whole Mansfield team played hard
and successfully, while Ganaposki was
the one who deserved the most credit
for Lock Haven.
Indiana, 46; Mansfield, 0.
At Indiana November 10th, Mansfield
met her strongest opponent — Indiana
Normal. In the first part of the game
the home team was clearly outplayed.
However, the effects of the long and
tiresome trip began to weaken our play-
ers and they were unable to withstand
the powerful attack of the best team that
ever represented Indiana Normal. Luck
seemed to favor the home team and we
were beaten, but not disgraced. Indiana
certainly had a fine, well-balanced ag-
gressive and powerul eleven. Even in
defeat we knew honestly that they de-
served the title again of, "The Normal
School Champions of Pennsylvania."
Indiana, we bear you no malice. May
your school and Alma Mater remember
with true pride your deeds of 1917.
State College Freshmen, 31; Mans-
The team rambled away to State Col-
lege and played the Freshmen on No-
vember 17th. Last year we were snowed
under by more than fifty points, but this
t'me State had to fight and strain every
muscle for each point. It was no run-
away game for them as they will testify,
for the last two years the State Year-
lings have not had their goal line crossed,
yet twice Mansfield had the ball inside
the Freshmen's 5-yard line, only to lose
it through some hard luck on our part
or good fortune on their part.
The whole team played we 1 !. De^ksr,
Arnold, Gazella and Brown being espe-
cially noticeable. The State team was
heavy and kept up their e;ood repu + at on
as superior football players.
St. Johns, 0; Mansfield, 7.
November 24th on a field of snow and
ice we met and conquered the soldier
boys from St. John's Military Academy
at Manlius, N. Y. The soldiers were in
full battle array and the game was a
warm one despite the cold weather. Our
team being crippled by the injuries of
Gazella, Decker and Everett, was placed
at a disadvantage. Until the last min-
ute of play the fight was a see-saw affair
up and down the field with neither side
able to score, then C. Joyce tucked the
oval under his arm and ran 75 yards for
2. touchdown. Bedenk kicked for the fi-
nal point and the scoring was ended.
Both teams played good football. Our
feMows had much praise for the royal
treatment they received at the hands of
the students of St. Johns.
Syracuse Freshmen, 0; Mansfield, 9.
Thanksgiving Day saw the greatest
football game played in Mansfield in 15
years. Mansfield was by no means a
favorite before the game, but turned the
tables on a team that outweighed it
twenty pounds to a man. The average
weight of the Mansfield team was 157
pounds and that of Syracuse was 177.
The first quarter ended with the ball
in Mansfield's possession on the 50-yard
line. Score — 0.
In the second quarter Sayre opened
his box of plays just enough for Mans-
field to get within Syracuse's 25-yard
line. Here the team showed its punch
and experienced no trouble in crossing
the goal line. Bedenk missed the cross-
bar from a difficult angle. Neither side
could score again. Score, Mansfield, 6;
The second half started with a rush
when Mansfield received and quickly
carried the ball to Syracuse's 20-yard
line through a long run by Brown and
brilliant work by the back-field. Syra-
cuse held and Bedenk dropped back for
a kick from placement. The ball sailed
high and true and three more points
were added. The Freshmen now tried the
forward passing game, but were unable
to tally. Score, Mansfield, 9; Syra-
In the last quarter Mansfield ran the
ball down to Syracuse's 1-yard line, only
to lose it by a fumble. Syracuse then
punted out of danger. Mansfield started
another march for the goal, but the
whistle blew with the ball on the 12-yard
line, thus ending the game and a suc-
This is the first time in the history of
the school that Mansfield ever defeated
Syracuse Freshmen in football. To men-
tion the names of individual stars would
discredit the work of their team-mates.
Every man played exceptional football
and deserved all credit given them for
this great victory.
W. H. Alexander Brown, L. E.
Height, 5 ft., 7 in.; weight, 140.
"Alec" played left end and was cer-
tainly a wonderful player for his size.
No fellow worked harder than he for the
good of the team nor did any have more
"pep" and real fighting spirit even when
the cause looked almost hopeless. "Alec"
was always cheerful, agreeable, likeable
and clean. Since the season has closed
he has had to leave school. We give him
our best wishes and rest assured that he
will make good wherever he may be and
whatever he may do.
Fred J. Bedenk, L. T.
Height, 5 ft., 8 in.; weight, 170.
This was "Dutch's" first offense in the
athletic world as a football man, but
S sh, don't tell Bloomsburg, Buck-
nell, Syracuse or Penn State, for they
would most likely question the veracity
of such a sweeping statement! "Dutch"
was placed at left tackle, which place he
filled very creditably, did all the kicking
splendidly, and plunged the line with an
almost irrestible force. He was a very
valuable player and we hope that he will
return to Mansfield a~9-*n next year.
Donald D. Arnold, L. G.
Height, 5 ft., 7 in.; weight, 160.
"Tucky" is another varsity man picked
from last year's reserves. Pluck, deter-
mination in the face of all obstacles,
strength and skill were all noticeably
present in his playing. Though usually
outweighed from fifteen to twenty
pounds, very few gains by the enemy
could be made through this part of the
line, so staunch was the defender.
"Tucky" is a senior. The lessons learned
in football should be of great assistance
to him later in life and great things are
to be expected of this popular athlete.
Olin G. Decker, C.
Height, 6 ft., 1 in.; weight, 175.
"Iron Neck" has been the regular cen-
ter for the last two seasons of football.
He was called one of the best Prep school
centers in the state and he always tried
to live up to this "rep". The better man
"Iron" has to play, the harden does he
work. Many of the best gains for Mans-
field were made through center by means
of h's efficiency in knocking aside his
opponent, frequently making a hole big
enough to drive an ambulance through
the gap in the enemy. Olin has recently
entered Syracr>se University and we rest
assured that he will give a good account
Ei nest W. Johnson, R. G.
Height, 5 ft., 9 in.; weight, 196.
"Hack" came to Mansfield from the
town of Knoxville, Pa. It is his second
year as a student here. With no pre-
vious football experience he has earned
his "M" both seasons. "Hack" was one
of our best linemen and never knew what
it seems like to be disabled in any way.
Remembering this latter characteristic,
one does not have to wonder long how it
happened that this Cowanesque citizen
was always in the game from start to
finish. Ernest, too, has left school since
the football season, but we trust he may
come back again next Fall.
Hartley B. Dean, R. T.
Height, 6 ft., 1 in.; weight, 155.
Here is our class president and a very
successful term has he served. But Dean
is also a football warrior. He played
right tackle until the latter part of the
season and, though not very heavy, his
adversaries had to hustle some to budge
him and inch. "Dean" worked three
years on the sc v ubs for the chance as a
regular varsity man and when he got
th's chance he promptly made good. May
others look to Hartley fo^ one of the
finest examples of what real back-bone
can do and does do in athletics and in
the game of life.
Walter B. Everett, R. H. B.
Height, 5 ft., 9 in.; weight, 165.
Walter was a most dependable player
during the whole season. He was always
steady, cool, and reliable. Though not
heavy, he was our star line plunger.
Walter could be counted on to make a
gain or to quickly down an opponent who
had wiggled through the first line de-
fense. He will always be especially re-
membered for his unexcelled playing
against Syracuse Fresh. Uncle Sam now
has ouv left-half-back to down the
Kaiser's linemen and our popular ath-
lete is ready to go over the top at any
Joseph P. Joyce, R. E.
Height. 5 ft, 7 in.; weight, 168.
Joe has been one of our stars for two
years. He played with Bloomsburg Nor-
mal before coming to Mansfield. Joe is
good on the defense or offense, strives
always for the good of the team, and
gi^es the best that is in him every day.
When he graduates this Ju^e, the school
will lose one of the best ends it has ever
had. Joseph, we wish to you every suc-
cess and may your pathway be strewn
with only the pleasant things of life.
(Capt.) Irving H. Francis, R. H. B.
Height, 5 ft., 11 in.; weight, 170.
Irving's ability as a football rar can
be judged from the fact that he led the
team on one of the most successful sea-
sons that Mansfield has ever had. As a
captain "Irv" displayed tact in leading.
A general leads rather than drives his
men. This held true in "IrvV case, as he
always had a word of encouragement for
all. Along with all this Irving's end
runs gained much for Mansfield. It was
noticed, that when there was a gain
needed through the line, "Irv" was called
upon to make good quite often. He, too,
is a Senior and probably has played his
last game for the Normal.
Michael W. Gazella, F. B.
Height, 5 ft., 6 in.; weight, 160.
"Gazook" is our star athlete. This year
he played full-back and quarter-back. He
was one of the best broken field runners
in any Normal School or Prep School in
Pennsylvania, could run interference and
tackle the runner with deadly efficiency.
"Gazook's" little stature, agility, quick-
ness, and speed enabled him to scramble
th'-ouffh holes and come out f'-om the
verv midst of the enemy unscathed a~>d
still clutching the pig-skin under one
a'm. Michael leaves Mansfield f h.is June
a^d the school will lose o"e of its best
athletes of all t ; me.
Alfred F. Sayre, Q. B.
Height, 5 ft., 7 in.; weight, 135.
"Al" showed much promise last year as
a scrub and this season had little trouble
making the varsity as signal caller. He
used his head in picking out the right
plays at the right time, tackled hard and
sure when called on, and was always
good for a gain through the line when
it was needed the most. "Al" was one of
our swiftest men in running back punts
and a broken field was his delight. He is
a Junior, so we may hear some more
about his deeds next Fall.
William E. Walters, R. T.
Height, 5 ft., 9 in.; weight, 160.
"Bill' left Stroudsburg Normal and
joined our colors this year. He played
either tackle or full-back and gave a
good account of himself at either posi-
tion. "Bill is notably proficient in the
art of hurling forward passes far over
the scrimmage directly into the waiting
arms of his team-mate. We hope your
passes in life may be just as true and
accurate, William, and may you pass
many on your climb up the ladder of
fame and honor.
Charles C. Joyce, R. H. B.
Height, 5 ft., 6 in.; weight, 150.
"Chas." played substitute half-back
and end. He toiled with the scrubs in
1916, but in 1917 his efforts were re-
warded and he was given a varsity berth.
"Chas." was a hard man to put out of the
game, a very good hurler of passes, and
a fine open field runner. If one would
fully appreciate his ability, he has only
to read the account of the St. Johns game
and see for himself the prowess of this
The basketball season was a grand
success. Every game was a clean cut
victory for Mansfield, which is a record
to be proud of when one takes into con-
sideration the teams that were met and
Games were very hard to secure and
the original schedule could not be closely
adhered to because of the numerous can-
cellations. Finally, however, better
teams took the places of those dropping
out and some red-hot contests were
There was more team-work and less
individual playing than is usually the
case on Normal teams. All members
seemed to work always for the good of
the team. To the .scrubs must be given
some of the credit for this team-work
and also our coach, who worked so hard
for the success of the team. Praise
should be given whei"e praise is de-
served so we honor all who helped in the
basketball season of 1918.
We are "Champions of the Pennsyl-
vania Normal Schools" m basketball,
for not a Pennsylvania Normal would
tackle us, either -at - Mansfield or any-
where else. This is our third champion
team in basketball in the last ten years
Mansfield msy justly be p^oud of her
athletics for her standard is always high
and above all unstained and spotless.
Jersey Shore Ex. High, 29; Mans-
On January 12th, w th only a week's
practice, the basketball team started the
season with a victory ove^* the fast five
from Jersey Sho-e at the Normal gym-
nasium. The game was hard fought a-^d
interesting from sta^t to finish Lack of
practice seemed to handicap our fellows
but their fighting spirit eradual'y hpat
down the art and skill of the enemy.
The score was close up to the last few
minutes of play; then our team struck its
stride and the game was won by the safe
margin of ten points.
For Jersey Shore, Carpenter seemed
to outshine the rest; while Gazook was
the star point getter for Mansfield.
Blossburg, 4; Mansfield, 61.
The second game was played in the
"gym" Saturday, January 19th. It was
a somewhat one-sided game, the Bloss-
burg team not being able to match the
speed and skill of the Normals. In the
beginning of the contest Coach Kichline
told his men not to attempt caging a
basket during the first five minutes of
play. Here our players showed that they
could play a good floor game. When the
five minutes were up it was no trouble
for Walters, Ashcraft and Norton, the
forwards, to toss them in and roll up the
score. Bedenk and Francis, playing
guards, had a chance to add to the score
besides keeping Bloss from scoring a
single field goal. Blossburg received
their points through fouls, Walker being
the only man who could throw them.
Westfield, 15; Mansfield, 30.
January 25th, at Westfield, our quintet
of basketball stars took the measure of
the well-known Gym Team of that place.
Westfield was outplayed and outclassed,
but they were game and fought ha"d to
keep the score as low as possible. Mans-
field was full of pep and fight and jump-
ed into the lead from the very start. The
crowd was noisy, cheering everv effort
of the players. It seemed at times as
though the roof would surely be taken
off. so loud was the shouting of the on-
The whole Mansfield team played a
great game. For Westfield, Cush^ng se-
cured the most points.
Shepaid Electrics, 15; Mansfield, 26.
The powerful Shepard Electrics were
the next to fall before the attack of the
Normal team in the gymnasium, Satur-
day, February 2nd. A large crowd was
on hand long before the game started.
When the boys brought this team to their
lvees, they had the satisfaction of beat-
ing one of the best teams in New York
During the first half of the game it
did not look very promising for a vic-
tory, the score being 12 to 7 in favor of
the visitors. In the beginning of the
second half the whistle had no more
than sounded when the Penna. boys
started off with a jump to overcome the
lead which the opposing team had held
through the first half. The shouting and
cheering from the Normal students put
strength and courage into their players
and enabled them to do things which
they never thought they could do. Ash-
craft, Francis and Stogoski played an
exceptionally clever game; not allowing
their men to score a single field goal,
with the exception of Morris. Gazella.
Bedenk and Walters in the last half
were on their toes every minute. For the
Electrics, Morris and Owens were the
stars; but every man was clever in pass-
ing the ball. The game will always be
considered as a big victory for Mans-
Hobart College, 24; Mansfield, 36.
February 8th, at Mansfield, Hobart
College varsity was defeated 36 to 24.
Our fellows jumped in the lead at the
start and were never headed off. In the
last half, Hobart became dangerous once,
but here Mansfield showed her real class
by gradually drawing away from the
college boys who fought their hardest to
keep down the swelling score. It was a
good, clean game and was interesting
from start to finish. There were no par-
ticular stars, but each fellow did his best
for the good of his team.
Syracuse Freshmen, 27; Mansfield, 30.
February 23rd, the last game of the
season took place with Syracuse Fresh-
men as the contenders for our scalp.
Mansfield has had some very close games
with Syracuse in basketball, but always
our colors had to be lowered to their's.
Again this year even the most loyal sup-
porters of the Red and Black were du-
bious as to the outcome of this import-
ant contest. As usual a large crowd of
students and friends was on hand to
watch the game and here it must be said
that they were not in the least disap-
pointed at the spectacle which they wit-
nessed from the side-lines.
In the first half the points were chalk-
ed up first for Syracuse, then for Mans-
field, the half ending with the latter in
the lead with the scant margin of one
point. The first year men soon caught
up with us in the last period and took
the lead. With almost superhuman ef-
forts the Normal five strove to get on
equal terms with the fast flying Syra-
cuse quintete. Finally with only a min-
ute of play left Bedenk dribbled the ball
the whole length of the floor and caged
a field goal, this making the score 27 to
27. The wh'stle blew and a five-minute
period was added, Gazella secured a
two-pointer and a foul, but Syracuse
could not score. When the final whistle
sounded Mansfield found herself con-
queror of two of Syracuse's teams for
the first time in the history of the two
schools. Ye athletic fans, write this
down in your memory as a very success-
ful and never-to-be-foreotten ending of
a glorious season of basketball.
Michael W. Gazella, Right Forward.
"Gazook" was the star point getter of
our championship team. Over half the
total points were secured through his
skill in securing field goals and accuracy
in shooting fouls. In the game every
minute, striving his hardest to win, help-
ing out the team-work by splendid pass-
ing, were some of the noticeable features
of Michael's basketball career at Mans-
field. Next year he will be among the
missing, but his deeds will never be for-
gotten as long as the Red and Black is
represented on the basketball floor.
William E. Walters, Left Forward.
Bill played left forward most of the
time and did well. He did not secure as
many baskets as some of his team-mates,
but his quickness on the floor and in
passing the ball was a big help to his
co-workers. Bill was hardly a star in
basketball this year, yet he was a valu-
able asset and when the next season in
this sport shall come again he will be
among the missing and it will be no easy
task t fill the shoes left vacant by this
Stanley Stogoski, Center.
"Stogey", a member of last year's
reserves, developed into a fine ball-toss-
er and through his consistent playing
landed the pivot position. He outjumped
a large majority of his opponents and
secured the ball for his co-workers to
advance to the basket. His lightning
speed and accuracy in shooting were
evident in all contests. This ability to
cage double-deckers often turned the
tide of defeat and placed the team in the
winning column. When Commencement
Day is at hand Mansfield will lose anoth-
er' of her fine athletes.
Fred J. Bedenk, Right Guard.
"Dutch", a former shining light of the
Mansfield High School quintet, upheld
his fine record this year and has gained
the distinction of being the best guard
who has occupied a berth on a Normal
team in many a year. His work on
both the offensive and defensive was a
revelation. Agility, aggressiveness, and
determination featured his playing on
the basketball floor, and these qualities
alone are proof of his material benefit
to the team. "Dutch" is a member of the
Junior Class and we all sincerely hope
he will return next year and again lend
his assistance in upholding the athletic
standard of the Red and Black.
(Capt.) Irving H. Francis, Left Guard.
"Irv" guided the basketball team thru
one of the most successful seasons any
athletic team has ever had at Mansfield,
which fact alone gives us a criterion of
his playing ability and quality as a
leader. A bad ankle was a handicap at
times, but "Irv" played every game de-
spite this hard luck. In close games he
could be relied upon to place the five on
the road to victory and as a guard he
a sentinel of no mean ability. Irving,
we regret to lose you, for your counte-
r-snce and srnrit will be greatly missed in
the athletic frays hereafter.
J. Holley Ashcraft, Forward.
"Petey" played on the scrubs last year
and was so proficient in the fine arts of
the game that he was promoted to the
varsity this season. It was a pleasure
to watch him in action for he played
hard and fast all the time, giving his op-
ponent a fruitless chase and seemed to
be enjoying himself every minute. Small-
ness of stature didn't seem to worry
"Petey" much. He was in the fight every
minute and was always looking for more
to do. Here's good luck to you, Holley,
'n the battles to come, keep the same
fighting spirit in everything you tackle
and life will contain a much larger
spring of victories than defeats for your
Herman L. Norton, Forward.
"Hungry", a veteran of last year's
varsity, delivered the goods and secured
the highly coveted "M" for the second
time. H ? s accurate eye enabled him to
cage the two-pointers from all angles of
the floor and the final individual stand-
ing indicates that he was among the top-
notchers. Coolness at the critical mo-
ment and plenty of pep were big fac-
tors in his work and these qualities alone
made him a valuable asset to the mate-
rial benefit of the team. With the close
of the 1918 school year, Herman will
receive his sheep-skin and his athletic
career at Mansfield will come to a close.
The baseball season of 1918 has to be
predicted rather than reviewed for this
goes to press by necessity before a game
has been played. Bad weather has kept
the squad idle most of the time, but a
successful season is to be looked for just
During the past several years there
has always been without exception an
excellent baseball nine each spring. In
1917 the team won eight out of eleven
games and against such aggregations as
Penn State Freshmen, Elmira Indepen-
dents, Blossburg, etc. Only two games
were lost during the 1916 season.
Scholastic games in baseball have al-
ways been difficult to secure but some
little idea of Mansfield's standing in this
phase of athletics may be secured by this
brief survey of her record.
It is almost impossible to tell exactly
who will play regular this spring be-
cause of the abundance of promising ma-
terial and the stage of the game that
this has to be written. Moore will un-
doubtedly hold down the catcher's posi-
tion, with Gazella and Hayes doing the
pitching. All three are tried veterans,
cool, steady and reliable. At first base,
Walters is making the strongest bid and
practically has the position tucked under
his hat. Granger, a veteran of three
years, is stationed at second and looks
able to defeat all comers. Cresswell
(Capt.), who won his "M" at short-stop
last year, has been picking up ground-
ers and spearing liners better than any
of the new men and can be counted on
to play his hardest and to lead the team
on to many victories. At third base
Bedenk's form is seen the most. Left
field is being held down by Mclnroy, cen-
ter field Sayre, and right by Williams. All
are old garden hands and, as many hits
were cut off in the outfield last season
by these same men, so will few balls fall
safely this year with them as guardians
of this ground. Gombar, Turock and Nau.
gle are working hard for positions on the
varsity and success may crown their
As good a schedule as is possible has
been arranged. It contains the Ameri-
can Bridge Works, the Morrow Plant, of
Elmira; Syracuse Freshmen, Towanda,
Elmira Independents, Corning and Ath-
ens. More games may be added to this
list. It was impossible to secure good
school games because of the scarcity
of materials and othe conditions p- e-
vailing at this time.
In closing this account of the athletic
activities for the school year of 1917-
1918, it would be wrong not to mention
the fact that the fellows playing on the
teams have given their very best and
that the student body has always given
their loyal support to their teams. These
are two big factors in one's success —
(1) to do your very best, (2) to know
that your efforts are being appreciated
and helped by others.
September 11. — Arrived in Mansfield
by Erie Flyer. Thence to a supper of
spuds. Home was never like this!
September 12. — Hub-bub reigns. Sobs
and programmes in lime-light.
September 13. — Plans for blowing up
Model School found on Gurney Matte-
son, foiled by Rex Dimmick.
September 14. — First love games oc-
cur on tennis court. Watch Lucius and
September 18-19-20.— Fair! Also con-
fetti and Hawaiian dancers.
September 21.— Y. M. and Y. W. re-
September 22. — New pupils become
acquainted with Vosburg's.
September 23. — Vespers and home-
sickness reign supreme.
September 24. — Faculty insists that
real work begins.
September 25. — Militaiw Corn Soup for
dinner — one could occasionally find a
Sepmember 26. — Older boys sell tickets
for chapel and Gym Social with great
September 27. — Vosburg's me vus dis-
appearing for scrap books.
September 28. — Dr. Straughn's Soci-
ology class defines love.
September 29. — Bucknell wins.
September 30. — Sunday. All qu : et
along the Tioga.
October 1. — Miss Hoag is reported to
have played bass viol in chapel. Only
viol is visible.
October 2. — Class nominations fo"
October 3. — Stogie attends all classes.
October 4. — Rumored that Dr. Piatt is
going to leave us.
October 5. — Boys are much interested
in watching the girls clean rugs.
October 6.— We beat Endicott High.
October 7. — Sunday. Florence and
George out to dinner.
October 8. — Blue Monday.
October 9. — Class election. Plenteous
fire, also gas attacks.
October 10. — Very calm today.
October 11. — Charlie Joyce and George
Squles hike to Canoe Camp.
October 12. — Nothing much.
O-tobe- 13.— We played Buffalo.
October 14. — Ice cream for dessert.
October 15. — Decided that we shall
have a class-book.
October 16. — Every day brings its sor-
row. All professors able to meet their
October 17-18. — The human mills are
still grinding, but some of the cogs are
October 19. — Rumored that Gus will
October 20. — Team played Bloomsburg.
Opposing team's remains were gathered
from the field and sent home.
October 21. — We sing "Lead Kindly
Light" at Vespers.
October 22. — Prof. Strait returns to
Francis O'Malley her lost Agriculture.
October 24. — Dr. Straughn gives the
bovs some fatherly advice.
October 25. — George Navle removes
October 27.— Joy! We beat Belle-
October 28. — A great day for hikes.
Reference — Ralph Van Fleet.
October 29. — "Gazook" wants a remedy
to thaw frozen faces.
October 31— Mask in the Gym.
Coach surprises everybody.
November 1. — Prof. Keim leaves our
midst for Georgia.
November 2. — Joe Joyce forgets to
sleep in History of Education class.
November 3. — Mansfield vs. Lock Ha-
ven. Mansfield is again conqueror.
November 5. — Polly and Henry spend
a quiet hour in the Library.
November 6. — Ungodly fifth floor cuts
up and are cut down by hall teachers.
November 7. — Dr. Butler's famous
speech in chapel, "For patriotic reasons
November 8. — Prof. Strait escorts his
"Ag" class to the mill.
November 9. — Consternation in our
midst. Letitia mislays her complexion.
November 10. — We played Indiana —
they won; defeat somethimes comes to
November 11. — Sabbath. Margaret
Wilson renders her favorite song, "Oh
where is my wandering boy tonight."
November 12. — Let us give thanks.
Letitia has found the lost.
November 13. — Some boys and girls
experience the Joys and Sorrows of a
Co-Ed School. Social privileged.
November 14. — Queer reports about
South Hall. Promiscuously, ink, and
and broken transoms, all in the wee
November 15. — Girls have knitting
craze; carry it to chapel, but are gently
and firmly barred by Dr. Straughn.
November 16. — No more time-tables in
the station. Billy Walp has taken an
extra furlough for himself.
November 17. — Football game with
November 18. — Sabbath disturbed by
Bennett Strait falling asleep in the bath-
November 19. — Orchestra plays extra
number in chapel.
November 20. — Harry Bergen gets a
piece in his laundry that does not be-
long to him.
November 21. — Mary Brobson receives
at letter from Don Smith.
November 22-28 — These days are bus-
ily spent receiving boxes, getting ready
to go home and making up the tables for
November 29. — Wonderful day. Played
Syvacuse and won. Kelly's idea of a
good combination — sling and crutches.
November 30. — Dance after supper,
during which Ray and Laura had a fall-
ing out. She has demanded her picture.
December 1. — Emersonian and Ath-
enaean have joint meeting. John Newell
escorts Alma Decker to movies.
December 2. — Dr. Swift of Anti-Sa-
loon League speeched at Vespers. Ger-
trude Smiles is thrilled thiu and thru.
December 3. — Laura and Ray smiling-
ly wend their way thru Room M to-
gether. Tables changed.
December 4. — George Squires started
to examine Miss Doane's hand bell. His
examination is not completed yet.
December 5. — "Daddy" Strait talks
about poultry in "Ag" class. Wanted to
know if we ever heard of a chicken
catching cold. Ed Finn did.
December 6. — Polly lost a stitch, but
Olin Decker found it after searching
North Hall diligently for an hour.
December 7. — Social Institute. Ralph
and Ruth very comfy in a seat at back
of the auditorium.
December 8. — Formal Dance. Every-
body remarking what a cute couple
Johnny and Vera are.
December 9. — Some people desperately
roaming halls to get places at their
tables. Some didn't succeeed very well
— ask Deily.
December 10. — Cold night. Noses and
ears frost bitten. Goldie Grice out skat-
ing before breakast.
December 11. — "lrv" Francis discards
curtain pole that he has used as a cane
since the Syracuse game.
December 12. — First exam. Language
December 13. — Another exam in His-
tory of Ed.
December 14. — Dandy time dodging
the pools of water at Gym Social. The
results of last night's snow storm.
De^embe 1 ' 15. — Dance Committee have
fine time resininq: the floor. George
Navle is very adent with a mop.
December 16. — Lo ; s Squires has the
December 19. — Stanley gave Helen her
Christmas present. Who told him she
December 21. — Grand rush for Erie.
January 2. — Erie Flyer arrived at
Mansfield at 12, mid-night. Cases didn't
January 3. — Dr. Straughn announces
January 4. — Nothing doing; not even
January 5. — Vosburg's is principal
January 6. — Young preacher at Ves-
pers. Quite a few girls say their prayers
right for a change.
January 7. — Jimmy Norton finds
Tiench French interesting.
January 8. — Dom. Science girls serve
their spread. "Dutch" wanted to know
if it were "Doc's" birthday.
January 9. — Dr. Pierson of Swarth-
mo" e speaks. Tells faculty he is popu-
lar with his pupils because he is away
January 10. — Elaine Manley trans-
formed into a bouncing ball on way to
January 12. — "Strait's Telephone"
presented by Athenaean Society.
January 14. — Chief attraction — the
Pond. Even faculty were there with
January 15. — Many invalids as results
of Miss Vail's Frog Dance.
January 16. — Eleanor Battenberg is
elected Captain of Senior Basketball
January 17. — Man from "Chiner" (so
pronounced in memory of Dom. Science)
speaks on "China and Its Possibilities."
January 19. — "Ro" and "Tish" are
moved to second. No more hea^t-rending
duets after bells. Also sleighrides to
January 20. — Sunday — like its prede-
January 21. — Everybody arrives in
French class on time. One for Deily!
January 22 — "Sumul" and Billie have
estranged themselves from the fair sex's
company for nine weeks by Daddy's sug-
January 23. — Miss Doane gives exams
in Virgil. Both classes died in agony.
Their remains will be laid away when
the papers are returned.
January 24. — Ferieda Hornet presides
over dining room.
January 25. — "Monte", the marvelous
cat owned by Ed Finn and Gus Granger,
spends the week-end with friends in
J anuary 26. — Wanted— by Kathleen
Hayes, another room-mate.
January 27. — "Funeral March" from
Chopin played at Vespers.
January 28. — Letitia is a day late with
excuse card for Deily.
January 29. — Francis O'Malley drops
"Trig" with a bang.
February 1. — Gym awfully cold for So-
cial, but we survived.
February 2. — Pugilistic basketball
game with Shepard Electrics. Arthur
Cole escorts Rena to movies.
February 3. — Miss Nygren renders a
cutting of "The Melting Pot" at Vespers.
February 4. — Shepard's burned. Much
fire-water in evidence.
February 5. — Spread at Miss Doane's
February 6. — Boys dance in corridor.
Stogie and Scoop give thrilling exhibi-
February 8. — Dr. Straughn dismisses
givls from chapel to give some paternal
advice to boys.
February 9. — Girls' basketball game.
February 11. — "Freckles" didn't come.
The dance in Bloss. We came home early
— in the morning.
February 12. — Everybody feeling the
effects of the morning after the night
February 13. — Billy Walp got his
proofs. He doesn't like them because he's
sober. Hard luck, Billy!
February 15. — Today we are saddened
by the death of our dear class-mate,
February 16. — Naugle does sentry
duty, while occupants of North Hall
look on admiringly. In the afternoon,
Charles gets his feet wet.
February 18. — Coach's table has box
of candy at supper. Sort of farewell
February 19. — John Barnes Wells Re-
February 20. — Tables changed.
Note: — No cases together.
February 21. — Movies, "The Gentle-
man from Indiana" and a comedy. Most-
February 22. — Gym Social — the new
hold is taught to girls under the direc-
tion of Miss Rose.
February 23. — That last and wonder-
ful basketball game of the season — Syra-
cuse Freshmen — 27-25.
February 24. — The Surprise Symphony
at Vespers. A surprise in more ways
February 26. — Charles Joyce and Stan-
ley Easter pay some social calls after
Glee Club meeting.
February 27. — Stogie couldn't go to
Arnot. Car broke down.
March 1. — Pugisiltic combat between
some children in Model School is only
March 2. — Great "day for walks. Prin-
cipals — Deily and his flock.
March 3. — Somebody in N. Hall caught
March 4. — Dora Davison p-ecipately
leaves Senior Grammar. Cause: This
sentence — "I live in a land whe v e there
is no snow."
March 6. — Hartley Dean calls a class
meeting to decide the "kind and cut"
(quoting Hartley) of the girls' class day
March 8. — Dr. Straughn's calm an-
nouncement "No more Sunday visiting
until further notice."
March 10. — Boys appear at dinner in
flannel shirts and bow ties.
March 11. — Today we have heard with
great sorrow of the death of our dear
class-mate, Lura Sterling.
March 12. — Movies. Dartt gets some
new ideas for an alarm clock.
March 13. — Dr. Straughn tells boys to
wear their flannel shirts again at the
first Gym Social in Spring Term.
March 14. — Mr. Baker puts some pails
on the trees around campus with dreams
of maple syrup.
March 15. — Gym Social two hours.
Margaret Finn falls and drags Johnny
Evans down with her.
March 16. — Bennett Strait makes raid
on sap pails.
March 17. — Much green in evidence.
Evan Williams appears in steamers.
March 18. — Exams begin. Seniors
looking for substitutes much to Prof.
March 19. — Exams still on.
March 20-21 — Vacation begins. Joe
forgets his hat in his haste to take Har-
riet to 7:45 train.
March 26. — We return. Did we?
Mar-h 27. — We hear of the wonde-ful
time those who remained at school had.
March 28. — Song service in the corri-
March 29. — Who said "Spring Fever"?
Flannel shirt Gym Social postponed.
Ma v ch 30. — Tomorrow's April Fool
April 1. — Seniors in the Model School
are aware of above fact.
April 2. — "Tucky" wears a jubilant ex-
pression, we wonder why?
April 3. — Everybody lazy. "Tucky"
very dreamy-eyed; we begin to suspect.
Ap il 4. — Preparations fo~ the formal
and "Tucky" leaves for Elkland and so
does SHE. Happy reunion!
April 5. — The formal.
April 6. — Biead pudding.
April 7. — Sunday!!!
April 8. — Carontawan editors rest for
a breathing space.
April 9. — Proof comes from the printer.
April 10. — We are warned that this
record must soon come to end. Joy!
April 11. — Class Day officers hard at
April 12. — Gym Social and some new
April 13. — Just war talk!
April 14. — Ideal day for hiking (not
April 15. — Recommendations, positions
and applications chief topics for Seniors.
Doctor's "hot bread" speech in chapel.
April 16. — Doctor announces in chapel
that he has a position open for one of
the boys in a feeble-minded institute in
April 17. — Gladys Cobb furnishes mus-
ic for the dining-room. Instruments, two
teaspoons and a tumbler.
April 18.— Three of The Staff migrate
to the printing office and see the first
pages of this book.
April 19. — Betsy Lane Shepherd re-
April 20.— The mysterious Y. W. Fac-
ulty meeting in Alumni. Hartley closes
window and forgets where Ferieda sat.
April 21. — Floods of rain and church
April 22. — Carontawan Staff meeting.
"Davy" away; we all preside. Assistant
Business Manager discusses "politics" in
So- f h Hall afterwards.
April 23. — Real sunshine at last.
April 24. — Mo r e proof from pointer.
Reception T oom very busy.
Apv-'l 25. — Agony — pianist plays
w r on^ time in Y. W. meeting.
ADril 26.— "The Prince Chap." Most
wonderful play. Great!
April 27. — Saturday. Bread pudding,
and more sunshine; also first baseball
game. Score 18-2. Hurrah!-
April 28. — Sunday! Johnny and Aga-
tha do acrobatic stunts on the corner of
the campus after Vespers.
April 29.— We parade for the Third
Liberty loan and Lieut Might speaks.
April 30.— We learn that "The Crisis"
is our Commencement play.
May 1. — Play is cast and parts as-
May 2. — Doctor's talk on Responsibil-
ity in chapel.
May 3. — Business Manager informs us
Chronicles must end.
May 4. — Friday, gym social, pie, Penn-
sylvania Program and the Chronicles go
to press. Hurrah!
CLASS DAY EXERCISES
Faculty, Relatives, Friends: We, the Graduating- Class of 1918, welcome you
to the annual Commencement at Mansfield Normal. We are glad and proud to
welcome you for today is a great day to us. Soon that goal will be achieved toward
which we have labored for years and we shall assume the toga of responsibility.
We shall soon come forth from the ranks of the privates and receive our commissions
as officers for the battle of life. We have fought a good fight, we have finished our
Doubtless to our Faculty and others who came in contact with us, there was
nothing unusual or extraordinary about the Class of 1918. But to us it is a great
Class, it is THE Class — for it is ours. Moreover, it seems that we must have mastered
our subjects and conducted ourselves as well as did those who have gone before us,
for insofar as we can recall only a few of the Faculty have told us that we were
the dullest class they ever taught. From those who have, we considered such an
inoffensive little remark, a compliment rather than otherwise. But there is more than
Former classes have graduated in times of peace, when conditions were settled
and events followed one another in logical sequence. We, on the contrary, have
completed our school career under the most unsettled conditions, when the very
Universe sat astonished by the havoc of war and no man could safely fortell what
would happen next. It has been hard to hold our minds to dry studies in such
stirring times, but we have succeeded. It is this good fight, this victory that
gives us pride and pleasure.
To be sure we have not come through the battle with full ranks. As a Junior
Class we were the largest in the history of the school. A few of us fell by the*
wayside and for those we are so^ry. Some were called to the colors to uphold
the honor of our nation and protect the rights of innocent people the world over.
Today we are prouder of those than of all else. Three others, who were with us
as Juniors, have passed to the Great Beyond. For these we hardh know whether
to weep or rejoice and we grieve that it is not w!thin our power to pronounce an
elegy concerning them. Words will not express our feelings and it is only in our
hearts that we can do them justice. Here the sweetest and most sacred memories
of those departed ones must remain. And so, whMe not the largest Senior Class,
we are at least one of the largest to finish at Mansfield.
Perhaps someone will say that the boys of this class ought to be in camp,
that the girls might better be occupied in some work to help the nation in its
hour of need. True, for more than a year our country has been engaged in war with
a powerful and relentless enemy; we, although outside the sound of marching feet
and roaring cannon, have felt the excitement and heard the call to service. But
the leaders of our nation, those men who perhaps even now see farther into the
future than we shall ever live to see, advise the youth of the United States to
remain in the schools.
Here was one of the great mistakes that France made. They were the students
and teachers who opposed the Prussians in 1870. Again in 1914 they were the
students and teachers who met the Germans at the Marne. After the peace of
1871 it took the schools of France many years to recover from the Prussian invasion.
We fear that it will be so after the peace which is to come. And what is a nation
without schools and without education ? From France, we have learned our lesson
and we have tried to keep our schools as nearly intact as possible.
I fear too many of us think that the only patriotism is that which upholds
the country's honor upon the field of battle. To be sure, that is the greatest
and truest patriotism. There could be nothing finer than for men to give up their
lives for their country. It is here that they offer up "the last full measure of
devotion." But we cannot all enter the army; they could not use us; they do not
want us. Herein lies our fault. We are too apt to think that because we cannot
actually do the fighting we are absolved from all responsibility. This is not true.
We are just as much responsible for the winning of this war as the men in the
trenches. Any work we can do, any sacrifice we can make to increase or conserve
the resources of our country helps. This quiet and unpretentious patriotism counts
for, "they also serve who only WORK and wait."
There is still another phase of this subject which presents itself to me.
That is the aspect which pertains to the future welfare of our country and our
people after the war shall be finished. Of course the war is the great problem now
and we are in it to win, but the end of hostilities must not be the end of our plans
and ambitions. We must be ready to turn our attention to the neglected institutions
and industries without delay and without confusion. We must be prepared to engage
again in the occupations of peace. You have heard it said, "In times of peace prepare
for war." As we now make ready to go our several ways and meet whatever fortune
the future has in store, let us say, "In time of war, prepare for peace."
We are all familiar with the saying, "Experience is the best teacher." The
purpose of this history is to give to the Seniors of the future a bit of our experience,
hoping that they may profit by it.
Counting heads, we find there are one hundred nintey-four; one hundred forty-
eight suffragists and forty-six anti-suffragists. I need not describe these heads
because we all know that some have large, some, small; some, round; some, flat ones.
Although the anti-suffragists are fewer in number, yet they rule our class, but when
Pennsylvania gets Woman Suffrage the suffragists hope to be in power.
Most of us recall the fact that the American History which we studied here, under
the direction of the Head of the Department of History, until our books were worn
threadbare, was divided into five epochs. Not so, with our class history, for it covers
only two short epochs, from September, 1916, to June, 1917; from September, 1917,
to June, 1918.
The reason that we have completed our history at the Mansfield State Normal
School with such marked success, can easily be explained by this little story:
"A college professor was driving along the road, at some distance from home
when a trace broke, and a little negro mended it with a bit of grapevine, cut from
a clump of bushes at the side of the road. Asked to explain why it was, that he
could think of such a plan, when the college professor had been unable to do so,
the small colored boy replied, ' 'Hits because some people are jes' natchually smahtah
than others.' "
As a class, during the first epoch, we passed through great dangers. We were
not allowed to enter until September 18th, a week later than scheduled, because of
Above all other perils was the one encountered when we risked our lives by
travelling on the Erie Limited between Elmira and Mansfield.
We duly became acquainted with our teacheis, each one expounding on the
merits of his particular subject, and telling us that our future rested upon the
mastery of THAT subject.
We discovered a great many things during that first epoch. Some of the most
It is not at all proper to dance in the White House that is situated near North Hall.
It is not the best policy to become alsrmed when some one from the Fourth
Floor Hospital yells "Fire"!
We have learned that when told to retire to our rooms, on Sunday night, at
the wee hour of eight, we must do it, but not allow ourselves to become so patriotic
as to sing "America" in unison, from the windows, at least, not the same evening.
An important ru'e of the school is that no one should go joy-riding to neighboring
villages, even if it is just the night before Commencement.
This year has been an eventful one, not only in our class history but in the
history of the world. .
Athletics! What does that word of nine letters bring to your mind? The most
exciting games of football and basketball; the cheering at these games which resulted
in terrifying the citizens of Mansfield and the raising of the roof of the gymnasium.
Then, again, comes the thought that this year the Mansfield State Normal School won
the championship, for athletics in the Eastern States.
The Class of 1918 has been the first class in the history of the school to expe-
rience heatless, wheatless, meatless, sweetless, and treatless days. Yet we have
willingly and cheerfully tried to do our bit. While a number of the young men
have joined the ranks of the army, the girls have been doing Red Cross work,
especially knitting. In the Fall we had knitting with our breakfast, knitting with
our dinner, knitting with our supper, knitting everywhere but in chapel and in
classes ( ?).
Too much cannot be said for the boys who have gone to war. Those leaving
their homes, friends, fine positions, institutions of learning, from a sense of duty
and devotion to their country, in its battle for human liberty, have the praise and
love of all. It has been said that this war is going to " give these boys a post
graduate course in the very things our faculty has tried to teach them.
Those things are courage, loyalty, obedience and self-sacrifice. They will learn
these things in the trenches.
We expect, and rightfully expect great things of the boys of the Class of '18.
After the war and this post graduate course they will come back to be the men of
the day and an honor to their Alma Mater.
Teachers, Fellow Students, and Friends: We have come today to the parting
of the ways— the cross-roads in our lives, where each must take his own path
unaided and unhelped by the teachers and friends at Mansfield. It seems as though
we were standing on a high hill looking back on a long and very happy school life.
A winding road leading into a strange country lies before us. The journey along
this road will have its battles, defeats, victories, sorrows and joys.
Our time is indeed a perilous time yet full of opportunities and unfinished work.
It has been hard for us to do the trivial tasks in order that we might be able to do
the more difficult problems in the real battle of life. We have won the fight and
are now standing on the threshold of this new and mysterious land.
As loyal Americans we must do our utmost to win this greatest war of all
history. Every person must sacrifice now for the present generation and those to
come so that when peace is again established it may not be a false truce with each
side waiting for the chance to fly at the other's throat, but a peace crowned with true
honor and the highest ideals of democracy for all mankind. For this we work and
lay down our lives if need be. Reverses and disappointments may take place, "And
though there may be many times when your banner shall droop over sinking hearts
there will come a time when it shall float before the very face of heaven and be
born onward to a certain and perhaps a not far distant victory."
As we meet the daily tasks in the busy life to be, our thoughts will come back
to these halls we love so well. Familiar faces will appear again. Experiences will
be lived over once more. The little discomforts and disappointments are all forgotten
now and just the joys remain clear and distinct as at the time when they happened.
Can these school days be forgotten? No, they will remain as the happiest in our
lives! Do you wonder that we are rather solemn and quiet at the thoughts of this,
our last week as a class here? No, you must understand and appreciate our feelings!
However, we have determined not to look backward too long, but live in the present
and keep our eyes on the goal set by each as the highest reward for character,
culture, service and sacrifice.
There is a duty that we must perform today. Juniors, you are about to receive
a big honor: you are ready to take the symbol of seniorhood. You have honestly
earned this distinction. The class of 1918 wishes you every good thing in life and
gives over to you all the privileges it has enjoyed. May your load be a light one,
a pleasant one to carry and a profitable one for your fellow beings.
Class of 1919, we bestow on you this mantle of Red and Black. Guard it as
your dearest possession. One year from today you will be in our places here and
may this banner be handed over by you to the Class of 1920 standing for more and
meaning more than ever before. We bid you, good-bye!
We have come to the end of a winding way —
At last we have gained the rise
Where we see white beckoning highways slip
To the hills, where a deep mist lies.
Oh we linger just for a moment —
Just a moment we stand and gaze
Down the still little path we are leaving,
The Path of our Senior Days.
Oh you, who gave of your best to us,
Who shared in the sorrows we bore —
You left in our hands the golden keys
That open life's golden door.
You gave them to us, when, weary and worn,
You smiled at the day's tired end —
It was patience you taught us, and truth and love —
And faith in our fellow men.
There were lessons taught that we made our own —
We learned what a friend might be,
And we toiled, for we knew that the higher we climbed
The farther and clearer we'd see.
One sad, sad day Death's angle came —
'Twas well; but we can't forget —
Or the tear-drowned eyes of boy and girl
That vigiled where "Jimmy" slept.
Oh grief-bowed hearts who sadly mourn
A blue-eyed little maid —
And a dark-lashed girl, be glad, for they
Could meet death unafraid.
So we linger, just for a moment —
Just a moment we stand and gaze
Down the still little path we are leaving,
The Path of our Senior Days.
But we see the beckoning roadways slip
To hills that are touched with flame —
And we must lead on, for we've duties there,
That hold no exemption claim.
Those who were class-mates heard the call —
They answered, "Here", each lad,
Oh we smiled thru tears as we proudly fixed
Those stars to our Service Flag.
Oh boys, in your hands we have placed our trust — ■
We know that your souls will be tried —
But in those hard moments just look, and you'll see —
Love, soldiering there, by your side.
We watch you go forth with an ache in our hearts,
And a blinding mist in our eyes —
For the Star Spangled Banner your life you would give —
■ And for it we bravely would die.
Oh boys who have gone, Oh boys who will go.
A symbol is given to you — ■
Safe-guard it, uplift it, God grant there shall wave
Thin the ages, Our Red, White and Blue!
But hark! Hear the voice that is thrilling the air — ■
It rings and it sings with command,
Columbia speaks — she is speaking to us —
To us, the Youth of the Land.
"Come into the lists, oh children of mine,
And take the head of the field —
To the clean young hands of youth I trust
My white and my stainless shield."
Oh dear little Path of our Senior Days —
With this vision before our eyes,
We say, "good-bye", and we turn to go
Where the Mist of The Future lies.
Donald D. Arnold
Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of the Faculty, and Friends:
I have called you together, on this sad, serious and solemn occasion, in behalf
of my client, The Class of 1918, Mansfield Normal School, Mansfield, Tioga county,
State of Pennsylvania, to hear her last will and testament and to receive from her
dying hands the few gifts which she has to bestow.
She has tried to be just in the distribution of her worldly possessions; in the
flighty condition of her mind it is possible that she may have over-estimated her
wealth, but such things as she thinks she has, she gives freely into your keeping,
trustfully hoping that you will use them for the further benefit and enlightment
of all mankind.
Listen, therefore, one and all, and you shall hear the document as duly drawn
up and sworn to.
We, The Senior Class, of Mansfield State Normal School, Mansfield, Tioga county,
State of Pennsylvania, U. S. A., about to pass into the sphere of another world, with
almost superhuman memories and a miraculous understanding, do make, publish and
declare this to be our last will and testament, making void any others that in doubtful
dubiousness of the future may here-to-fore have been made.
Our funeral services are all arranged; the mourners hired; the florists notified;
the ceremony will take place very shortly after you have received these gifts which
we now with all solemnity and proper pomposity do bestow.
Item 1. We give and bequeath to our dear faculty, they, whose beacon lights
have at times uncomfortably beamed upon the wayward paths we tread, our full
forgiveness, a mind at rest, and endless succession of peaceful "quiet hours",
unreservedly the use of the Reception Room on the condition that if shall they abuse
the privilege it goes to the unrestricted ownership of the Junior Class, and finally
any insipirational thought or scrap of knowledge which they may have received
from time to time from our various examination papers, to be imparted to the future
classes in the name of mental achievement. No longer need they worry over our
specials or our State Board. We realize that it has been a long, hard ordeal for
them, but now we feel their troubles and tribulations are over and they shall have
their just reward as we are sure they have done their duty well.
Item 2. To our beloved Principal, William R. Straughn, we give our deepest rever-
ence, our affections and our great gratitude. His vigil shall be to observe us out in the
great beyond; to note our eve^y effort, our every attempt, our every victory; and to
accept for himself every iota of praise which may be forthcoming to us; for in our
inmost hearts we know all triumph is due to him; to his righteous guidance; and
to his frequent exhortations.
Item. 3. To Prof. Grant, we give a place in our memory that will always be
nearest our hearts. In th.'s way we are only paying a small tribute to the benevolent
influence he has exerted upon us.
Item 4. To the Junior Class we bequeath our chapel seats, the campus benches
and the stools in Class Room S, may they fill them as promptly and expeditiously
as we have always done. To this same Class we bestow our Senior dignity, may they
uphold and use it at the proper times and endeavor to realize its importance in spite
of their total inability to do so. We give to this Class any boys or girls who may
not have been able to keep pace with the boys and girls of our class. We hope that
they will treat them kindly and cheer them in their trials of lonesomeness sure to
Item 5. The following items may seem insignificantly small, but we hope they
will be accepted in the same spirit in which they are given, as valuable assets and to
remind those who receive them of our constant thoughts though departed hence.
Item 6. The "Silly Seven" will the seclusive corner of the gym, which they
inherited from the "Dirty Dozen" to the coming social set. They realize it will take
some time for their successors to get thoroughly accustomed to the conspicious
position, but hope they will remember the "little poem, "Try, Try Again."
Item 7. To the football team of next year goes the ability of William Walters,
Olin Decker. Ted Ayers wishes to keep his.
Item 8. The balance in the class treasury to Dunlap to hire some boy to bring
in the tennis nets next winter.
Item 9. "Mac" leaves his vast worldly knowledge to John Cox.
Item 10. Hon. David F. Davis wills his parliamentary procedure to James Toole.
Item II. William Walp leaves his knowledge of the fire-escape to "Sumul"
Creswell on condition that he digests, assimulates and combines said knowledge with
any thought he might have in his own possession; the finished product to be unreserved-
ly "doped" out and administered to any poor unfortunate who chances to be in need ot it.
Item 12. "Batty" wills the edifying of all her posters to the Normal School,
to be placed in the office, elevator and Alumni Hall.
Item 13. "Gus" wills his time honored "rep" of woman hater to Arthur Cole.
Item 14. "Kelly" bestows upon Lilliam Phillips her book entitled "The
Flutterings of a Man's Heart," and her position of football cheer leader to Johnny
Item 15. Madge Lutes wills the gym piano to Mabel Reidy.
Item 16. "Thuzzy" wills Myron to the tender care of the Junior Class, and her
position of faculty advisor to Gertrude Miller.
Item 17. Vera Carter and "Stogy" will the middle of the gym floor to Danny
Regan and Bessie McDermott.
Item 18. Esther Gere bestows her gift of baby talk upon Fred Bedenk.
Item 19. Helen Hitchcock and Helen Wood will the front seat in the 1.45
German class to Prof. Van Norman to bestow upon whosoever he sees fit next year.
Item 20. Harriet and Almet will their "perfect understanding" to any two
Juniors, who at any time next year may happen to be in need of it.
Item 21. "Addie" Reed wills her movie film "(Strait)" and Narrow Way", to
the school as a perpetual memorial of her gratitude.
Item 22. "Ed" Finn bestows his office of Mayor of Blossburg upon Joseph Purvin.
Item 23. Paul Hettes wills his pamphlet on the Terpsichorean Art to George
Item 24. And lastly, we do make and constitute Miss Hutcheson the sole
executor of this, our last will and testament, making void all others.
In witness thereof, we hereunto fix the seal of the Class of 1918, of Mansfield
Normal School, this twentieth day of June, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Eighteen.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the Class of 1918, as their last will and testament
in the presence of
Signed for the class by Donald Arnold.
Oh, a dream is a fanciful, mystical thing —
Tis a whisper, a shadow, a river that sings —
Tis a star-silvered stream that silently flows
Thru a dew-be-jeweled field
Where the red poppy grows.
Oh, I've dreamed me a dream,
Twas a night dark blue —
'Twas the eve when the dreams of the world come true;
Twas the eve of the year when all that you see,
Some day in the future is sure to be.
The even' was calm and the moon was bright,
And the whole world dreamed in a glory white —
When down thru the moonlight a wee fairy came
Advancing and dancing and whispered my name!
One moment she hovered on gossamer wing —
And then in a rapture she started to sing.
"Oh wonderful, beautiful night, dark blue,
Oh dream, mortals, dream, and your dreams will come true.
Oh, come with me now to the far land of dreams,
And I'll show you the pool of the silver moon-beams.
For its there in the white changing depths you will see
All that has happened, and is yet to be."
Softly I knelt by the beautiful brink —
Hardly wishing or daring to think;
In the silvery depths my wondering eyes
Caught the glintings and tintings of warm summer skies;
And the fairy sang softly, "The things that you see
Some day in the future are sure to be!"
And the things that I saw on that night dark blue,
Are the things that I prophesy now unto you:
Elaine Manley was always curious to know whether she would win success
in literature. Rear me! It looks as though the ink in this pond would fill big books!
In literature! — her compositions fair;
Her penmanship — but that's not here nor there,
For authors never write a decent scrawl; yes, some day she will become the
celebrated writer of America.
During the days of Mansfield, Helen Price often wondered whether she would
win success in art! Dear me! She may succeeed — and then again she may fail.
Who darest say? Tis all in her own mind,
That she success or failure has to find!
What is this ? Oh, Rena always wanted to be a nurse, and I'm quite sure she
might have done better had she tried, but no matter —
There's always need of loving heart and hand
To care for those who constant care demand;
And she seemed gifted with a tender heart,
Yes, I think she'll be quite fitted for that part.
Margaret Wilson was always anxious to get married and decided to answer
"Yes!" to the first one who dared to proffer her the honored name he bore. Well,
well, she certainly was wise and surely could with one sweet smile bewitch the
bravest man; and she will choose the better part —
To reign at home, the queen of one man's heart
So you see, dear friends and classmates,
That 'twas nothing but a dream
I've been telling, however natural
And real to you it may seem;
But in this old world of wonders,
Dreams have often-times come true
So, who knows but this, my vision,
May be realized by you?
Ruth Hughes was always fond of music. Now, who would ever dream of such a
thing? But, yes, she is to become Prima Donna in the Metropolitan House.
Lillian and Edna Naumann will some day occupy the Latin quarter in Rome.
Now comes a startling revelation; Gurney Matteson is to become a candidate
for President of the United States.
Some day in the near future Hartley will gratify Freda's ambition and make
her the wife of a "Dean", by that time Evan Williams will have completed h s
course in the ministry and will perform the ceremony.
There in the gleaming waters of the pool were reflected the faces of Anna
Austin and Harriet Murdock, missionaries in the field of Africa, whe^e another
missionary will become famous, not in the field of religion, but in that of politics
— David Davis.
And then, to my amazement, it was revealed to me that Theodore Ayres, Stanley
Stogoski and Carl Merritt were to become well known Wall Street Brokers.
When at school it was Mary Young's ambition to become an actress fair, the
idol everywhere. She will some day become a tragic star in Paris.
Herman Norton, soon after graduation, will become Superintendent of the Kis-
Lyn Reformatory, assisted by his charming bride — Almira Spencer.
Irving Francis and William Walp will have a special addition added to their
homes in order to hold their many prizes won in athletic contests.
Walter Passmore has become pre-eminent as a designer of magazine covers
after his famous painting of Vida Emberger.
Esther McCarthy is to take up the unfinished work of Miss Allen and Miss Nygren
at the Mansfield State Normal School, where Helen Carpenter will become famous
as Preceptress of the same school; social privilege will become a thing of the past;
campusing and rooming will no longer be known and the "Honor" system will reign
Ten years from now the social columns of the newspaper will contain wonderful
accounts of Walton McClellan, who is almost driven to despair by the "alluring eyes
of Clementine Woodmansee."
Harry Mclnroy, not an orator as he was in the days of old Mansfield, but a
successful farmer, digging potatoes in a "Field" near Canton.
Mary Croak will some day become a wondeiful aesthetic dancer in a roof
garden in Philadelphia.
Now I see before me the future of one our best liked class-mates, Harriet
Samuel, performing the duties of Florence Nightingale on the field of battle.
Byron always wanted to become a millionaire!
He knew not that great wealth is but a snare!
To lay up fleeting treasures on the earth
May cost him all his soul,
However he will change his plans and devote his higher self to "Pinkie."
Gus Granger will become a successful undertaker in some large city, caring for
all cases cured by Dr. Navle.
In the near future women will take the place of men in the street cars and
Alma Dills will be the first to prove her belief in Woman's Rights.
In the pool of glistening water I see a mammoth city by the side of which
I know that New York, the nation's glory, will stand but a feeble show, on the well-
known corner where Vosburg's used to be is a Fish stand, and some day behind
the greasy counter Willy Walp will stand, shouting "Fish!" with all his might.
Our Commencement Play, the cast of which is composed entirely of members
of the Senior Class and given the week of our Commencement, June 1918.
Stephen Brice Donald Arnold
Mrs. Brice, his mother Elaine Manley
Judge Whipple Harry Mclnroy
Colonel Carvel Clifford Balch
Virginia Carvel, his daughter Freda Willard
Clarence Colfax Gordon Bailey
Puss Russell Ferieda Hornet
Anne Brensmade Vida Emberger
Maude Catherwood Ruth Howard
Eugene Renault Lillian Scaife
Elephalet Hopper Walter Lippert
Carl Richter Paul Hettes
Maurice Renault George Navle
Jack Brensmade Carl Merritt
Mrs. Colfax - Flora Nolan
Ephum Gurney Matteson
Tom Catherwood Almet Case
Nancy Belle Horton
We have come to the edge of a highway
Where the throngs of the world go by —
Where humanity's ceaseless clammer
Beats up to the quiet sky.
We leave thee, mother, we leave thee,
Thy halls and thy class-rooms dear —
And the lips of thy children whisper
A prayer, as they linger here.
Help them, Mother, oh help them —
These men of the crowded street —
Who have lost the echoes of Eden
In the trampling of restless feet.
Let them turn in the dust of the highway
To where, 'gainst the blue of the sky
And the sun-flooded hills thou are standing —
Good-bye, Mother Mansfield, good-bye!