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CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
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TO MR. OWEN AND THE FACULTY WITH
THE LOVE AND RESPECT OF THE CLASS
ELLA FLAGG YOUNG
who in the course of her long and distinguished
service in the public schools of Chicago as
teacher, as principal, as district superintendent,
as principal of the Chicago Normal School and
finally as superintendent of schools has exempli-
fied the qualities of mind and heart that endear
her to all her former pupils and co-workers in the
Chicago schools, this page is dedicated asa mark
of honor and respect by the Class of 1910.
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Wm. B. Owen Principal
Chas. W. French Vice-Principal
Agnes M. Hardinge. Director of Normal Extension
Department of Education 1. John T. McManis
Department of Psychology 2. Myeon L, Ashley
Department of History 3. Edward E. Httt,
4. Dora Wells
Department of Englisli 5. James F. Hosic
6. Ellen Fitzgerald
7. Elvira D. CabeUi
8. Cyrus L. Hooper
Department of Geography 0. Jane Perry Cook .
to. Harry S. De Velde
Department of Mathematics U. Frederick W. Buchhous
12. Edgar C. Hinkle
Department of Graphic Arts 13. George W. Eggers
Department of Manual Arts 14. Oscar L. McMurry
15. Elmer A. Morrow
IG. Jean Hutchinson
Department of Physical Education 17. Dorothy Ellingwood
18. Amy Allen Xorthcott
Department of the Kindergarten 19. Alice O'Grady
20. Olive Russell
Department of Music 21. Henry W. Fairbank
22. Alice Gahthe
Department of the Deaf Oral 23. Mary McCowan
Virginia W. Freeman
Department of Oral Expression 24. Joseph W. Dows
Department of Instruction in Penmanship. . .25. John W. Shepherd
Department of Science 26. Grant Smith
27. Aaron H. Cole
Librarian 28. Helene L. Dickey
Assistaut Librarian 29. Flora J. Bates
Clerli 30. Ijvdia Kelly
THE Normal School, at first a county school, has always been a practice
school, although originally it was not in a separate building but shared
the same structure with the college. At that time there were but three
grammar grades— primary, intermediate, and preparatory, an arrange-
ment that lasted until 1883, when, under the management of Col. Parker, who came
in 1880, the practice school was enlarged and eight grades built up.
At this time that part of the school work corresponding to what is now the
college work, was a high school course, three years of which were devoted to high
school work and one to practice work, this being the equipment for training. Sub-
sequently this training was improved upon and enlarged, the high school course
being abolished in 1890. In 1896 Englewood became annexed to Chicago, and the
"Board of Education voted to accept the Cook County Normal School for the
benefit of Chicago and Cook County." Later on, in 1899, the present practice
school building ojiened for work, although not entirely completed until nearly three
years later. When the last wing of the school had been added, the members of
the College came over to reside temporarily in the practice building while prep-
arations for our present college building began. In September, 1905, the two
buildings, the Chicago Normal College and the Nonnal Practice School, were as we
see them now, two large, separate structures, joined by a narrow bridge.
In 1907, Mr. French came to the Normal School both as principal of the
Normal Practice School and as vice-principal of the Normal College.
THE Harrison School, named in honor of Carter H. Harrison, Senior,
mayor of Chicago for so many years, was established in 1887. In its
growth from a school on Went worth Avenue and Twentieth Street it has
had at times as many as three branches. When it became a practice
school in September, 1907, the last branch was dropped. TTie main building now
keeps an average membership of thirteen hundred.
In the early days the neighborhood of the school was very ditferent, pre-
senting an exceedingly different picture from its present appearance, for the pop-
ulation consisted of a wealthy class of Dutch and Irish American-born families.
We still see proof of them in an occasional house which, though dirty and dilapi-
dated now, shows signs even yet of a form er prosperity. These well-to-do people
gradually moved south or east as the Italians and Sicilians, who now compose the
greater part of the school membership, took possession of the neighborhood.
Since 1890 the dark haired children of the Harrison School have been under
the care of Mr. Payne, who not only superintends the work at school, but often-
times finds it necessary to visit the homes, interview the parents, and advise in fam-
ily alTairs. The work of the doctor and nurse here is also unusually far-reach-
ing. This year there have been at least sixty serious special cases attended to, in
which no fee has been asked or the charge made has been nominal.
Since there is no great church, no large park or fine theatre in the vicinity,
the school has necessarily become a center for all things, social as well as educa-
tional, notable in its great hold on the community.
WHAT is now known as the Carter School was opened in 1880 in a one-
room store on the corner of State and Sixty-first streets. It was at that
time not a city but a district school and belonged to District 10, Town-
shi]i Lake and Hyde Park. In 1884 an eight-room building was erected
on the corner of Wabash avenue and Sixty-first streets. This new structure, the
Wabash Avenue school, was regarded as a subject of great ridicule by the local
papers, which felt certain it would never be filled.
But it did become filled, although even when Miss Abby E. Lane became
princii)al in 1891, the neighborhood was not yet well built up, and the school house
was surrounded by an oak grove. After the World's Fair, the district became
more thickly settled, and in 1894 a twelve-room addition, or what is now the main
building, was erected.
At the present day, with a membership of eleven hundred, even the new
building has proved inadequate, and it has been found necessary to add four port-
In 1909 the Carter became a practice school.
Effie a. Hawkins
HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED REST
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Irene M. XIolyneaux Marie L. Shine Jennie I. Caoe Marie G. Ready
Presideiit Vice-President Sec-retai-y Treasurer
AFTER the election of officers in September, three committees were ap-
pointed to conduct the class affairs for the year. The members of each
were carefully selected by the Executive Committee and approved by the
class advisers. The General Exercise Committee arranged the pub-
lic programs which the class was called upon to give. The first of these was the
Christmas celebration, which consisted of dramatic sketches and musical numbers.
The second was the program on Humaneness, in which the subject of humane so-
cieties was treated.
The Social Committee arranged and conducted the receptions given by
the class. Two were given, at each of which an out-going class was entertained.
The preparation of the Class Day program and all other work connected
with our last days at Normal were in the hands of the Graduation Committee.
This was subdivided into committees which had charge of the class book, the
program, pins and rings, prophecy, historj^ and the class gift.
Each member of each committee worked earnestly and faithfully, and the
success of the class is in a great measure due to their combined efforts.
I. M. M.
>rr. McMiirrj". Miss Caliell. Miss Garthe. Mr. Fairbanli. Mr. De Velde.
CIIAIItMEX OF COMMITTEES.
Sdcial .inna Dal ton
General Exercises Lola Bell Convis
f/irv.v //;.s7oii/— Teresa O'SuUivan. The Program— VnaUne Paden.
\\'ntlni (,)/— Svlvia Ilallhers;. Cln.'<s Gift—SUMv.'a Sullivan,
lieatri.-.' Clarke. Pins and 7?/»,'/.v— Uutli Smith.
JL-irie .Vusternian. Pr(v;jA<c//— Lennre I Milan.
VUtsx Koiui ?)//— lAHKire Dolau. BooA-— Anne Koopman.
Class Poem bj/'— Edna Carey.
In producing this class book the staff has endeavored to create something
that will ever be a fitting representative of Normal School work, both in literature
and art. Perhaps more than ever before the editors have ]iut forth e\('ry effort
to accomplish a fine thing. And in the many undreamed-of complications that
arose from ignorance, want of foresight, or general inability, the stalf has ever been
faithfully advised, helped, and cheered by Mr. Morrow, to whom not only the edi-
tors of tile book but the whole class wish to extend a vote of thanks.
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Marvbelle C. Kerrigan
Louis(. lie, 1st
Margaret M. Dillon
Julia A. Hallberg
Stella (>■(■,, 111).. 11
Anna M. Kelly
Maru-aivt M. Sc^rv
Irene M. Shea
Mary H, Allison
Anna L. Kirchen
Constance r>. lOverbam
Agnes M. Denies
Marie G. Ready
Helen E. Maloney
Elvira J. ErirUsou
Lena R. Movitz
Louise A. Qniulau
Adellie L. M. Daliliu
Ida Susan Duboff
Agnes M. Ryan
Vera A. McGlinu
Carrie I.. George
llattie tiertrude Merrill
Fran.^es JI. Hanson
Katherine E. Burke
Marie L. Shine
Cecilia M. Kane
Marjorie L. Strassen
Lillian M. Anderson
Inez L. Ponshe
Myrtle B. Twichell
Lora II. Boermel
Marie A. Lutzen
Rosina M. Schram
M. Corinna Hempel
Gertrude F. Jephson
Mae L. Fitzgerald
Edna F. Carey
Marie L. Powers
Katharine R. Welch
Margaret M. Cummings
Martha M. Weichelt
Gertrude E. Beck
Ida Holmes Bombaugh
Helen L. Powers
ilary C. Garvey
Regiiia K. Ilarfiiian
Frances M. Wachter
Frances J. O'Brien
Olive A. Tierney
Pearl B. Bruff
Ruth Jean Smith
Irene JI. Jlolyneaux
Anna Lennre Dolan
Ruth SI. Eustace
Bertha M, Kraft
Gertrude M. O'Brien
Josci.liiiic. S. McCarthy
Irene li. Crane
Maru.iict C. Fov
Bessie M. Kennedv
i;ns,. V. Kilcullen
Marie R. Simons '
I'.catriiv C. Clark
Sylvia II. Hallberg
Eleanor I. Clarke
Agnes S. Hall
May L. Kilgallen
Agnes L. Ronan
Mildred M. Loueks
Nellie E. Cook
Ataric M. Henry
JIary V. Kearney
(Jertruile E. Beek
.May C. cavanagh
Edna L. Watkins
Catherine R. Kelly
Irene A. Kenney
Jonnie I. Cade
Audrie M. Palmer
Helen D. Warzewski
Edith M. Richardson
Marie R. Austermann
Catherine L. Sutherland
Alice C. Spear
Marie K. Madsen
Mary E. Courteuay
Mabelle C. Schueler
Mary V. C. McDermott
Margaret E. Quinlan
Elizabeth JI. Ritter
Anna G. Coughliu
Bessie M. Saplitzkv
Myrtle M. Melville
Mary A. Bepler
Itegina M. Foote
Isabelle A. Donahue
Grace M. Casey
Loretta E. Flynn
Elizabeth D. McKay
Jlyrtle U. JIurphy
Helen C. Frey
Rosalie M. McGlynn
Theresa M. Magrady
Barbara B. Taylnr
Marv F. Swan
Alice M. Johnson
Mrs. Anna E. Blackwood
Rosa H. Froehlich
Ethel J. Calkin.s
Marion E. Blade
Allda E. Christian
Florence L. Bland
Sade F. Higgins
Ethel M. Morf
Mildred E, Sullivan
Catherine II. Keane
Gertrude C. Fletcher
Agnes M. JlcXerny
Catherine M. Leach
Anna L. Bishop
Eleanor C. M. Walquist
Lola Bell Convis
Blossom L. Homan
Anna L. Klages
Garnetta E. Tibbs
(Jertrude B. Strauss
Ethel (i. Scamhier
Anna E. Dalton
JIargaret C. O Rrien
Alma V. Rigbeimer
Katbaryn T. Sullivan
Belle Ruth Cook
The shadows soft are falling,
The evening embers burn,
I can see thee, dear old Normal,
Happy memories now return.
Thy stairway and thy pillars,
Thy dome so clear I see,
The goodly trees have now grown tall,
And hid thy face trom me.
I linger on thy portals,
While morn is fresh and bright,
And watch the maiden faces.
As they trip the airy flight.
Again I tread these marble stairs,
WTiere merry footsteps fall,
Again I hear thy faithful bell,
To happy maidens call.
Again I wind my happy way,
Down through the lunch room door,
And seat myself with girlish friends,
As I have done before.
They talk of clubs and college chums,
Of baseball, gym, and math,
And tell how in their practice work,
One youngster used to laugh.
Again I cross the Bridge of Sighs,
And join the dancing Graces,
Tripping lightly as I go,
'^lid hosts of unknown faces.
These happy faces everywhere.
Are not the ones T know.
The fairy footfalls ne'er are ours,
Nor murmuring whispers low.
But ours were happy faces then,
And cheery voices too.
With hearts bound round by bands of Love,
To thee fond Mater— true.
So— when the twilight dreamy,
Steals my soul from me,
I float along the pleasant past.
With happy thoughts of thee.
Edna F. Carky
AS a preface, perhaps it would be well to lay the blame for the birth of
this manuscript where it properly belongs. It was a dismal, dull, drearj-
day (note the alliteration), when a member of the faculty (mentioning
no names), on her way upstairs, glanced out upon the court of the school,
and turning to a party of girls near her, said, "Doesn't that view of the building
make you think of a prison!" Then with a laugh, "And we, the faculty, are, I
suppose, the jailers."
Aha ! A few idle words, and behold the result. This merely goes to show
that it is not always the students but sometimes tlie irreproachable faculty that are
The trial was over— and we were declared guilty. We could not yet real-
ize the truth. Our feelings seemed dulled, our brains in a mist. Could it be true?
Were we really condemned*? The words the judge had ]ironounced were still ring-
ing in our ears. "Guilty! Guilty! Of the terrible frime of being cut out for a
school teacher." Oh, awful fate! And the punishment, alas— "two years at hard
labor and (if we still exhibited the tendencies) a life sentence."
Our first orders came one day in August. We were to appear before the ex-
aminers who were to file our records. Here we were put under the third degree and
compelled to answer such questions as the following:
1. "VVTiy did your grandfather die ?
2. Has your brother had the measles?
3. How much older will you be two years from now ?
Then our eyes, ears, and hearts were tested ; our measurements taken running
and jumping; the squares of our bases, and our diagonals, times pi, calculated.
On the eighth of September, 1908, we were bundled into patrol wagons, and
were at last on our way to prison. We soon arrived at our destination. (Do you
know, they say Sixty-ninth street cars stop at Stewart avenue from force of habit,
without any effort on the part of the motorman?)
We entered the stately halls of Normal Prison. Behind us lay Liberty
(probably a position as a stenographer)— before us lay the terrible task of uplift-
ing the young mind at sixty-five per. What a terrible future!
To begin with, our cells were assigned us. As the newest jirisoners we
were sent to the third floor so as to liave the most stairs to climb. Then a scliedule
of our work was handed to us and we began to work out our punishment. We
were sent to workshop 211, where
Little IMathematics sat in a corner.
Spouting big words galore.
He idioscyncrasized most of our habits.
And svllabused us bv the score.
But the adult mind is prone to overestimate and exaggerate, ^^e found that
bv rooting-out squares, and by standing every time our number was caled, we
were able to make a cross-cut to Liberty without the use of similar triangles.
Hey diddle diddle, the next was a riddle.
King Cole in cell one hundred 'leveu,
By administrating his patented fluid.
Was sending poor earthworms to heaven.
Our time here was pleasantly spent and we began to wonder if perhaps our
punishment was to be lighter than we had expected. Our protoplasm was daily
examined our temperature tested, and when we had become profieient m hang-
ing keys on the proper hooks, we were passed on to the soulful science.
Little Cy Kology, come blow your horn,
As Gabriel blow, for these prisoners forlorn.
Oh, blow it so loud, and blow it so deep.
For it seems every prisoner has gone fast asleep.
After peacefully resting amidst instinct and reasoning, we were marched
^"^^ ^ ■ Little Miss Mutfet sat on a piano stool.
But she didn't sit there very long.
For we volleyed and thundered.
Up in three hundred—
But they say ' ' Even' soul hath its song. "
"Now, where are you going, my convict niaidT
"I am going to Art," she perspeetively said.
"Do you high-light designs, or weave atmosphere?"
"We construct possibilities, nothing else though, I fear.
One of the necessary characteristics which we were obliged to cultivate in
order to obtain freedom, was agility. , ^ , ,
Now Jack, be nimble, and Jack, be cute,
In a minute and a half, hop into your suit.
First polka like babies, then swing clubs like men.
With a one, two, and three and a hop out a gain.
Oh, yes, we developed an agility wHch would have put lightning change
artists to shame. . , „ , t
But hist ! Be still ! We approach the tragic side of our dreary lives-
Oh where, oh where is the Iliad gone?
With a heigh and a lo and a heigh nonney no.
'Tis gone, packed in memory's faithless storehouse.
Ting-a-ling, sweet students love the spring.
Special orders from headquarters, a new jailer suddenly entered our lives.
What, was it possible? A new theoiy was now to be put in practice. It was
thought that if we learned to move our arms in a different way, for example, ac-
cordhig to the Patiner method, our dispositions might be changed. Well, the
refonnation was badly needed in most cases. It was
See saw, new jailer Dows (pronounced Daws)
The convicts shall have a new master.
Six sheets of foolscap we write every day.
Oh, 'twas an awful disaster.
Here we learned to make fancy curves, to hold the body straight, and to
count— up to one.
Our Secn)id Year of Imprisonment. ^ ^, ■ .■
It is customarv to i^ardon prisoners and release them before the expiration
of their term, upon good behavior, but not so here. It was with somewhat forcM
energv that we took u]-i our tools for our second year's term, but our hearts light-
ened as we looked forward with the assurance that if we did everything that was
expected of us, and a little bit more, perhaps, -whicli is known here as social effi-
ciency (a very elastic tenn), we would he released upon the following June.
The monotony of our prison life, however, was somewhat relieved by the
advent of a new sheriff upon the promotion of our former one. He was a pleas-
ant-faced, good-natured individual, and we immediately dropped some of our re-
sponsibilities, thinking to give him a view of, if not how much liberty we had had,
at least, how much we would like to have. And did it work? Let this suffice: he
knew what was good for us !
It was now, also, that we became divided. There was need for laborers in
the stoneyards, of which this prison had three. They were called the "Harri-
son," "Carter" and "Normal" yards, and contained stones in varying conditions.
Not only was the stone to be broken by the laborers, but plans must also be made
for the care of the stone, the bettering of existing conditions, suggestions for the
development of a better grade and so forth. And here— here of all places, were
our grinding tasks almost beyond belief. Unto each poor prodigal was allotted
the work of breaking stones into various shapes. Some were blessed by being al-
lowed to cut the hard-heads into lumps like "Little Gypsy Dandelion" or "I'm a
Beautiful Red, l^ed Drum" on Mondays and Wednesdays, then on Tiiesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays these self-same lum])s were to be slivere<l into "the causes
of the French and Indian War," or "Why did Napoleon cross the Rnbicon and not
Other less well-faring inmates were appointed to powder smaller stones in-
to the inevitable idols of "School Gardens" or "What kind of a leaf does an
oak tree have?"
Last, but not least, came the drill in stone cutting to the count of one— one-
one— one— one— ready, break! Sixty cracks to a minute, with a "curve of the
It was not, however, merely the task of breaking the crusted earth's sur-
face. Imagine if you can— an individual standing before a pile of rough stones,
all sizes and grades; about the lower ankle is elapsed a ball, a ball of fear, dread
and self-consciousness. In the right hand the convict holds a mallet. At a table
not far distant sits the boss of the realms before you. At the sound of a gong, a
deep, hollow, gruesome-sounding clang, the convict commences to knock. Slowly,
oh, so quietly and ghost-like, the door opens, and the clanking of an officer's spurs
are heard crossing the cold stoney floor of the yard. Almost as if by magic, enters
the sheritT of the great ])rison, followed by the turnkey of the stone yard. Bear
in mind, the knocking of the stone continues— until the bell announces "quit-
ting time." Then the convict limps to the table at which the grand conference is
held. Here, he finds out, that the stones he has brok(>n are all of the wrong size,
the turnkey says that he swings his arm with too slack a force, the sheriff, that he
does not hit in the right direction, that he does not stand properly, and "what not
and whatnot." Is it a wonder, friends, that you behold before you a class of al-
most ex-convicts, from which the springy step of freedom has completely van-
While half of our nunilier were out working in the stone yard, the rest of
us were still within the walls of the prison, jireparing for our future tussle with the
stones. We studied the nature of stone, its development through every little stage,
what men in bygone years thought of it, what they had done for it, and also the
result of environment upon the grade of stone. Keeper ^IcManis held the iron lod
over our heads, directing us in our labor.
Ding dong liell ! Kittens and Miss AVells!
It may not be iiistory but it surely was hers!
From the "( aic of Small Cats" we worked nut Immigration,
Then the "treatment of ])ovs" and how we built our nation.
The prison authorities, of course, desired beautiful premises, but desired
these at the expense of those prisoners who proposed to be "Nature Study Fak-
irs." On sunshiny days, near-by residents were almost moved to tears at the
sight of a long line of convicts, armed with shovels, moving in lock-step fashion,
slowly, ah, so slowly (as Keeper Smith can well testify), down the avenue, to dig up
Ye purple asters and ye golden rod,
With which to deck the grassy sod.
What a dark and grewsome mystery was held in the closet of Eoom 207
is only known by those who shook the venerable hand of Brother Jones— or was it
Tomkins ! Some claimed that it was George Washing-ton at the age of twenty-five,
but were argued against strongly by believers in Alexander the Great's bony pres-
ence. Whosoever it may have been, we all learned how to do the "Adoration" ex-
ercise before his shrine.
From thence we passed into the realms of "Little Nemo," not a slumber-
land, though (oh, no!) but a place where one might learn to digest a meal without
Then came the time for a "change about" of conditions. The convicts
were called in from the stone yards, their faces all scarred and wiinkled from ex-
posure to the weather, now to be confined within doors to take up tasks for their
own betterment. The heretofore "indoor laborers" were now sent out to try their
mettle in the yards.
We all worked with might and main, for in twenty weeks we knew we would
be released and left to "paddle our own canoe," as it were.
At length the glorious day of freedom arrived. We threw back our shoul-
ders and sniffed in the fresh air, in advance. We walked forward, freed of all
our irons, up to the prison turnkey, received our pardons, and burst forth from the
prison walls. Disguised in a new suit, with our pardons in our hands, we tii^-'idlv
re-entered the world and mingled with our fellow-mortals. Some of us regained
our former manner and seemed "of the world," but some of us, alas, to this day
bear the prison taint, and will, to the end of time.
A MASK portraying five distinctive types of girls characteristic of the
Normal School— given on class day.
A prologue in verse describing a scene on Mount Olympus wherein
the Gods and Goddesses, representatives of the College Faculty, discuss
the tj^pes of girls most pleasing to them, introduces the presentation.
First appear the scientific girls, surrounded by the signs and sjT^nbols of
their favorite pursuit.
The athletic group follows : the tennis girls decked in their outing costumes,
the sturdy basket ball girls, the nimble gymnasts and the graceful dancers.
The jolly girls next rush on the scene in a tumult of joyous laughter and
while away'the passing moments with "quips and cranks and wanton wiles."
Gowned in rustling fabrics and dainty colors, the society girls wheel and
courtesy in the stately dance, sip their tea nnd chatter the latest Parir? fashions.
With jubilant burst of song the Muses of Art, Music, and Poetry bring the
series to a dramatic close.
The Epilogue portrays the decision made by the Rulers of the Universe,
that no one type is supreme, but a well-balanced variety is necessary to make a
Perfume of flowers softly floats on the air,
Voices of springtime sound everywhere,
Earth, like glad youth, greets the future with song,
Melody sweet and rare.
Fair is the laud where we've wandered so long.
Joyous, exultant, light hearted throng ;
Faint are the echoes that linger of laughter.
Once ringing clear and strong.
Vanished the hours that fled silent and fleetly,
Hushed are the voices that caroled so sweetly;
Smiles fade in tears as grief wells in each heart;
With slow lingering foosteps, we sadly depart.
Wide lies before us a land strange and new.
Bathed in the morning's silvery dew,
Mystic, alluring, shimmering strand
Gleams in our wondering view.
One fleeting glance bael< o'er youth's golden shore
Where our dancing footsteps shall trip never more.
One parting sigh for the joys that are sped.
Dream-laden days of yore.
Forth, then, to gather Life's thorn-hidden roses,
Withering each flower its sad message discloses.
Glad hours must pass as the rose fades away,
And evening's soft dusk hides the sweet light of day.
Tho we may part in the Misty Beyond,
Tho we may long for scenes passing fond ;
Cherished each word that was breathed in the past,
Safe in Love's fadeless bond.
Air— Kubiustein's Melody in F.
Lenore a. Dolan.
Officers: Piesideut, Kemietha Palmer; Viee-PresideDt, Phyllis M. Bastin;
Secretary and Treasurer, Alice J. Manchee. Representative to Student Council,
OUR Kinderoarten Deiiartnient, now consisting of thirty-three members, be-
o-an with Miss Allen and ]\[.rs. Putnam as teachers. Then, the students
spent the whole of their school time in the study of Kindergarten meth-
ods. Mr. ("ooley and the Board of Education decided that it would be
wise for the students to get a wider knowledge of the grammar school as a whole,
in order that they might be better able to co-Ojierate with it, and so the course of
study was changed to the present one, giving up part of the time for study with
the students preparing for grade work. That course has proved very satisfactory,
for it has kept the students from too narrow a point of view.
Of all school organizations, the kindergarten comes closest to the family. One
has only to cross the threshold of a kindergarten room to realize how happy aie
those who dwell within. The enthusiasm of the girls, the attractiveness of the
work, together with a glimpse of Miss 'Grady and Miss Ruasell, our teachers,
often make girls .ioin us after they have ^taited tlie elementary course.
Tlien, too, our class is very much like one of the college clubs. It ha'^ busi-
ness meetings, ])vovi(les a jn'ogram for the general exercises twice a year, has a
representative on the student council, and gives four ]iarties a year, one to each
incondng class, and one to the graduat's of February and of June.
President Mar.iorie Strassen
Vice-President Sylvia I.am mebs
Secretary Marie Keady
Secretary Florence Waldron
Treasurer Agnes Uyan
The Senior Dramatic Club is the oldest club in the school. It was organ-
ized in the fall of 1905, when a throng of enthusiastic students met for the first
time in Miss Freeman's room. From that day to this S. D. C. has been the embodi-
ment of good times and work. The aims of the club are both social and intellec-
The interest of the members is centered about the two plays givi-n each year.
The first year of the organization six plays were given, but since theu it has be-
come the custom to give but two, one a mid-year play and one in the spring. The
spring play is usually one of Shakei)eare"s. Some of the plays that have been
given are "The Comedy of Errors," "Twelfth Xight," "A Midsummer Night's
"The Vicar of Wakefield" was given this year for the mid-year play and
"As You Like It" in the sjiring. "The Case of Sophronia" was given at the
meeting of the alumnae this year, and "The Falcon," by Tennyson, as a general
Meetings are held every other Tuesday in the established meeting place, the
Dome. Here is where the jolly initiations take place each year. Here is where the
old S. D. C. girls met and discussed and argued parliamentary law until Ivobert's
Kules of Order were finally adopted. Here we hope the Senior Dramatic Club will
continue to meet and be ever, as it is now, one of the most prominent features of
For our success this year we are sincerely indebted to our kind advisers.
Miss Freeman, ;\Iiss Hutchinson, Mr. Morrow, Mr. Hooper.
President Lenobe Dolan
Vice-President Blanche Lano
Treasurer Fbances Hanson
Secretary Isabelle Donahue
Club Advisers Mil. Hosic, Misa Fitzgerald, Mb. Eqgebs
A glance at the history of the Literary Club of the Chicago Normal College
for the past year presents a widely varied series of activities, ranging from those
of a strictly literary to those of a purely social character.
From a great number of very interesting programs of the first semester, two
stand out pre-eminently as being highly instructive and enjoyable. These as-
sumed the nature of travelogues, one on Venice and one on Germany. Programs
for the study of modern authors were continued throughout the year, but were sup-
plemented in the second semester by magazine work. The club's manner of treat-
mg this last mentioned subject was as follows: a classified list of the magazines
in the library with a short account of each was given, followed by discussions of
particular magazines, involving their present and past history. Descriptions and
accounts of the Atluntic Monthly, World's Work and Century Magazines were
written by the members. Besides this work, the club has been entertained on
several occasions by original short stories, essays, and poems, also contributed by
Perhaps the most important feature of the year's work was the revision of
the Constitution. This Constitution, which was adopted on February 21, 1907,
and which has been in force without alteration until the recent amendments were
adopted, was found inadequate to meet the new conditions arising from an ever
increaising number of business transactions.
Accordingly, on Februan* 8, 1910, the Constitution was revised, the follow-
ing changes being made: the membership was increased from fifty to seventy-
five persons ; the duties of the secretary-treasurer, which, under the old law, were
administered by one jierson, are now to be administered by separate individuals;
the restrictions barring those belonging to other organizations from joining the
Literary Club were removed.
These and a few other less important amendments completed the revision.
THERE are two Normal School Glee Clubs, one directed by Mr, Fair-
bank, and one by Miss Garthe, whose members are chosen by their lead-
ers from either the Junior or the Senior classes. This year Mr. Fair-
bank's club is called the Senior and Miss Garthe's the Junior Glee Club.
Next year new members will be chosen to fill the places of the June graduates and
the clubs will exchange names.
The clubs meet for an hour every Wednesday to rehearse the songs which
enliven so many of the Monday programs and which we all so love to hear. This
year each club held a social Wednesday and invited the faculty. The Faculty
Quartette, composed of Messrs. Shepherd, McManis, Morrow, and Hinkle, have
added much to these and other occasions.
Twice a year, in November and May, the Junior and Senior clubs, together
with the assistance of a few professional soloists, give a musical for the entertain-
ment of the school.
Senior Glee Club
■OND SOPRANO. FIRST ALTO.
.Mrs. Ann;i Rlaekv
Mary .lane Ilyland
. . .Pansy Ep.man
Junior Glee Club
Colby, Genevieve L.
Burness, Anna E.
Welch, Mrs. Catherine
Lahey, Mary Eva
La Crosse, Ethel
LirxiAN IjInihan lYeasurer . . .
Genevieve L. Colbt
. . . Lenoke Hogan Accompanist
TresiUent Jennie Cade
Secretary Genevieve Kyan
Advisers J. F. MtllANis
Myron L. Ashley
JnriN W. SlIRPHKRl)
The Psychology Club with its most iuterestiug iianic, Cui Bono, and its
unique symbol, a balance with interrogation marks in both arms, originated in
the fall of 1908. It proved to be really an outgrowth of the Child Study Club.
Miss Mae Maddock was instnimental in oiganizing the club.
Starting out under the tutelage of Mr. Ashley, this organization has pur-
sued many psychological subjects. ]\Iembers of the faculty have some times par-
ticii)ated in making the programs beneticial and interesting liy showing the rela-
tion between their respective departments and psychology.
This year found the Cui Bono Club greatly increased in membership and
favored with the efforts of two new advisers, Mr. Shepherd and ^Ir. McManis.
The club devoted its time to a study of industrial education and to various jisy-
The Current Topics Club was organized in 1908. The subject of its for-
mation was to promote interest in the notable events of the world, to broaden our
viewpoint, to give independence of opinion, and to afford an opportunity foij
public speaking. The membership of the club is not limited and all students are
One of the especial features of the club is the bulletin board in the library.
At present Miss Leach is editor. Such articles as are considered valuable and
interesting enough to the school as a whole are posted. The editorials are classed
under three divisions,— local, domestic, and foreign. The first is concerned mostly
with school affairs, and with Chicago as a business center. The domestic divi-
sion includes reports of Congress and of State Legislatures, and reviews of lives of
notable people. Tlie foreign division comprises a review of the world's relations,
especially in connection with the United States.
The work of the club is done by the various members who base their reports
and discussions upon newspaper and magazine articles. The two teachers who
have particularly helped the club are Mr. Hill and Miss Wells ; the former espe-
cially assisted the meetings by giving suggestions on parliamentary practice.
OFFICERS OF CURREXT TOPICS CLUB.
President 3Iary Nichols
Vice President Harriet Shmidt
Secretary Gertrude Edwards
Treasurer laroslava Bohacova
AT one of the general assemblies of the Normal School, we had what was
known as Club Day. At this meeting the president, or a representative
of each club in the school, told of the work which the club was doing and
what their hopes were for the future. After this program some one
interested in things geographical, remarked that there wais no club in the school
which pertained in any way to geography. So the seed was sown for the Travel
Club. On the last day of Februaiy a preliminary meeting was held for the stu-
dents who were interested in this kind of club. At this meeting the club was
given its name. Also Miss Mary Courtenay was elected President and Miss Euth
Smith was chosen as Secretary. The program of the Travel Club consists of in-
formal talks on travels of all sorts to be given by members of the Normal School
faculty, by the Normal School students, or by outsiders.
Since the preliminary meeting the club has had two regular meetings. At
the first one on March 10, Mrs. J. P. Cook gave us a very interesting and attrac-
tive talk on "A Walking Trip Through Switzerland." We soared to the heights
of our imagination in hazardous climbs over glaciers and steep descents into the
valleys, but alas, we finally found ourselves only in our chairs at the Normal
At the second meeting on April 7, Mr. W. B. Owen talked to the Club about
his travels through Switzerland and Italy, which followed up very nicely what
Mrs. Cook told us in our first meeting. During the social time which followed
this meeting, Mr. Owen said that a Travel Club ought to travel. Blit those of us
who graduate will leave this phage of the work to our more enterprising succes-
sors and hope that this club will prove to be of much benefit and pleasure to those
that come after us.
Presitleut Mary Swan
Vice-Presideut Uesula Dovij:
Secretary Fannie Wachter
Tivasui'pr Bernice Gallagher
During the i^ast year, former graduates of the Normal School who hap-
pened to choose Wednesday for their visiting day, have found a new interest in
tlie school providal by the Plays and Games Club. Hearing familiar istrains of
London Bridge, Round and Kound the Village, and many other old favorites of
childhood, they have discovered in the dome or the gymnasium a group of stu-
dents heartily enjoying the fun and exercise, and have found a warm welcome in
The club was organized on September 24, 1909, with two objects in view :
first, to learn and review the old folk games and stories that have such value,
educational, social, historic, and aesthetic, and to know a little of their history and
significance ; secondly, to promote acquaintance and good fellowship among the
members of different classes of the school.
All the members of the club are called upon to take part in its activities,
and all have responded loyally to their responsibilities: some members have
jiiayed the music needed, some have planned the programs, some have conducted
the meetings, some have told the stories, and all have joined in the games and made
the spirit of the club.
Several books on f<»lk games, and a l)Ook containing stories of great operas
have been bought by the club, these forming the beginning of a small library.
Twenty-eight folk games and dances have been learned and reviewed. Some of
the most interesting stories given were: "The Wooing of Gerd," told by Miss
Frawley, "The Story of Dierdre," told by :\Iiss FitzGerald, "Tom FitzGerald
and the Leprechaun," told by Miss Mulroy, and "Faust," told by Miss 'Grady.
It is hoped that in time the spirit of play and the better understanding of
its value and meaning will contribute greatly to the spontaneity and sincerity
of all the woi'k of the members of the club.
WHEN, as Lower Juniors, we first heard of the dancing chiss, the ques-
tion that troubled us was not, "Shall we join it!" but, "Shall we be al-
lowed to join?" The first obstacle confronting us was that the mem-
bership was so large as not to admit of any great increase ; the second,
that we consisted mostly of angles and awkwardness. To our delight, however, we
were invited to become members of the dancing class upon payment of the modest
sum of five cents a week to pay for the music.
Each one of us had secret visions of tripping it on the light fantastic toe
after two or three lessons at most, for nothing could be more easy and natural
than the arm and dancing movements, as Miss Ellingwood showed them to the
class. But how sadly mistaken we were ! That this ease and natural grace were
the perfection to be striven for, that they could be attained only by many, many
lessons, with conscious effort, was established by the first lessons.
We were all so intent on improving and there was so much pleasure in
just dancing, that Thursday afternoon, the time at which we met, we eagerly
looked forward to. From the simple arm and step positions we progressed to
combinations of them in rhythmic forms, resulting in various dances, such as the
"Benita Caprice," the "Motor March," "Mom rise," and several others.
TTie class gave an exhibition of three dances in June '09. In June '10 we
intend to give another exhibition of the new dances, which shall be even better
than the last.
Besides the large number of students taking part in the weekly practice,
there is always an interesting audience of students, members of the faculty, and
visitors, attesting to the popularity of Miss Ellingwood 's dancing class.
President Anne Koopman
Vice-President Victobia Walkeblt
Secretary Mabel Lundquist
Treasurer Ruth WAHtaTsoM
WHEN Mr. Owen came to Normal, one of the first things he did was to
arrange a Monday program in which the president of each club gave
the history of her club, told what the organization was doing, and what
were the aims for the future. Although Literature, History, the Drama,
Music, and many other subjects were represented, Art as a major idea seemed to
have been lost in the other pursuits. So, in November 1909, a group of students
came together and formed the Arts and Crafts Club, having for their larger aim
the furthering of art in the Normal School.
The members have met faithfully every other Wednesday since then with-
out the supervision of any teacher, carrying out their plans to the best of their
ability. The Art Department has been ready with help on all occasions, whether
to conduct a jolly party to the Art Institute, advise on the price of paper, or work
on a Monday program. The club feels now that babyhood is past and, many les-
sons of youth having been learned, will start in next September ready for a year
of active, influential work.
ATHLETICS, as well as all other activities, has its place in the Chicago
Normal School. The school boasts, and rightfully, of a basketball team
that can hold its own and has done so with some of the best teams in
the city. It consists of young men in the Industrial Arts Department.
Considering the small number in this department it is remarkably that a team of
such excellence could be turned out. Of the tive games played in our own gym-
nasium only one game has been lost, and that, by a score of 23 to 9, to the Engle-
wood high school, champions of the Cook county high school league.
The basket ball team has been managed by Johanseu and captained by
Haskell, who, by their unfailing efforts and the co-operation of the other
members, have guided the team through many difficulties. At the two
guard positions we have in Bowker and Pfeil two of the fastest men that ever
played on a team representing Normal. At center we have in Haskell a man who
by his accurate basket throwing has won more than one game for us. The two
forwards, Johansen and Olsen, by their passing of the ball and their basket-throw-
ing, have also contributed their share in helping win games. Next year the team
will remain intact and we hope to begin the season the way we are finishing this
season, by winning tlie majority of the games.
The team has been admirably supported by the faculty and the student
body as a whole, for at almost every game we have played there has been some one
there to cheer us on and encourage us when defeat seemed imminent.
THE iiVHsoiit infant among the College Clubs— the Tennis Club — was or-
ganized March 14, lUlO, in Koom 3t)0, Miss Ellingwood acting as chair-
man. The club was for the purpose of creating an interest in the game.
The Hamilton Park courts have been used for practice and tlie mem-
bers are ]ilanniiig a tournament to close tlie season. The officers are—
rrcsiil<'iir B. KocEn Henry
ScrctMry Trcasurei- Madeline Thoruo
r.usimss .M:iii:ii:cr Guy WErrzBX
THE SOCIAL HOUR
THE Social Hour is a aew feature of the life of the Chicago Normal
School. It was instituted as a means of enlarging the opportunity in
the school for social recreation and acquaintance. The fundamental
motive underlying the movement is that of fostering a democratic spirit
among the students. It is generally true in large educational institutions that the
social opportunities and pleasures pass into the hands of the socially fit, while
those who most need these opportunities are cut off from them. Of course, it is
not the intention of any one to exclude or isolate any one else. But it all comes
about through lack of organization and also as a result of inexperience.
The Social Hour, then, is an attempt to meet in a large way the need of
the whole school. It is to be regretted that there is at present no place where the
whole school can meet at one time for social purposes. On this account the plan
has been for the Upper and Lower Seniors to meet on one Friday and the Upper
and Lower Juniors on the next. All members of these classes are welcome and the
program is so arranged that all who are present participate. Miss Ellingwood
and Miss Northcott have divide<l the responsibility for the programs, which have
consisted largely of folk games and dances. While there have been but eight
such Friday meetings, it seems to be the opinion of all that they have been very
enjoyable— and therefore a success.
The Normal Weekly
^ ^ ^ Dorothy Kuowles Jennie Isabel Cade
Belle Ruth Cook Marie L. Shine
Anna E. Dalton
Cornelia B. Daisy Mary Jane Hyland
Stella L. Mueller Lillian Linihan
Bradley Sayre Carr Sylvia Lammers
Mildred Loucks Guy P. Wetzel
James Fleming Hosic.
THE Chicago Normal School Weekly came into existence ou Jan. 10, 1910,
largely through Mr. Owen's influence. He felt the need of something
to bind together the various interests of the school, which had pre-
viously been carried on more or less independently. A beginning was
made with the assistance of the English department, who chose eleven students
to make up the first staff and, with the advice of Mr. Hosic, to create a school pa-
At first the staff consisted of four editors and seven reporters.
The February graduating class, however, took one of the editors, and
with the fifth edition of the paper, a new arrangement was agreed
upon. The five upper seniors on the staff were made managing editors and
held responsible for definite departments ; namely, new,3 and notes, organizations,
editorials, practice schools, and matters concerning the entire school. The other
members of the staff were made assistant editors, to become managing editors next
semester. Several additions have been made to their number from time to time.
Also a small army of special reporters has been gradually formed, who gather all
possible news items, and submit them to the department heads. These reporters
are earning a right to be future editors by their zeal and ability.
Besides the five regular departments mentioned, a number of special ar-
ticles on matters of general interest or iuformation have appeared in the Weekly
from time to time. Special communications by members of the faculty, a dra-
matic criticism, accounts of the graduation exercises, and directories of the stu-
dents in practice, are some of these special articles. No purely literary matter
has been published aside from editorials, as the aim has been to make the weekly
a dignified account of school activities, — a wens-paper of Normal life.
Under the guidance of Mr. Hosic and with the efforts of the staff and other
students, the paper, begun by Mr. Owen, has not only been kept alive, but has
been so incorporated into the life of the school that it is now an integral and uni-
fying element. p]very Mcmday it appears, and since the Normal School prints it,
i» free to all and is read by all members of the college and of the practice schools.
Odds and Ends
\l. OWi]X— "Am I running away from you?"
Voice in Rear— "Wish he would just now."
And the class again returns to a comfortable position and resumes
its interrupted nap.
•. 0«('«— "Did you ever stop to think what was involved in a wink?"
•. 0»eH— "Say that again, Miss O'Brien, I thmk you have an idea ( !?) "
•. 0((f/(— (As an illustration) — "Now. some morning when you're shav-
il/r. 0«fji—" Your mind is not a place where an idea gets
around like a pea in a gourd.
Mr. Ouen — OxiT eyes wink in pairs — why don't our feet?
in and rattles
THE EIRE DRILL
A hell clangs through the hall
With an awful, harrowing din;
The shrill harsh tones act as a call
For the gathering of girls, both great and small,
To form a line, and all "fall in."
AVitli a sad and patient smile,
Each leaves his work half done.
And marches silent for a while
Till reaching the door, all break the file
To swarm outside for a chat and a run.
All out of breath they return to school.
This "foolish exercise" they all affirm
Is, like the drill, "a horrid rule,"
"We can't do a thing till we all feel cool."
(Aside) "I hope we have a lot this term."
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We send our plans by fast express
They reach you quick we know,
You send them back by freight, I guess,
They come so exceeding slow.
Dance with fairy footsteps
While you are young and gaj
Yield your soul to music
To its pure, inspiring sway.
Still not to pay youth merely
Belongs the magic dance.
For the weaiy days of the aged
It's joy doth oft enhance.
THE CHARGE OF THE
Half a step, half a step,
Half a step onward ;
All in the alley to food
Strode the Six Hundred.
Fonvard, the Lunch Brigade!
Dive for the eats, they said,
Into the alley to food
Strove the Six Hundred.
Forward, the Lunch Brigade!
Was there a girl dismay 'd?
Not though the starved ones knew
One cook had blundered.
Theirs not to make reply.
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to eat and die:
Into the alley to food
Strove the Six Hundred.
Counter to right of them,
Bailing to left of them,
While starved ones behind them
Jostled and grumbled ;
Tempted by cooking smell.
Boldly they strove and well.
When can their glory fade?
Oh, the wild dive they made,
All the school wondered.
Honor the dive they made !
Honor the Lunch Brigade,
Noble Six Hundred !
E. W. and M. iK
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THIS evening we shall visit the Chicago Normal College, so let us imag-
ine ourselves, loaded down with many heavy books, transported to En-
glewood, in Chicago. This is (Slide No. 1) the far-famed Chicago Nor-
mal College, one of the most magnificent structures in the town— grand
and beautiful in outward appearance, grand and beautiful in its work of sending
forth souls to concjuer the world by much learning and deep reflection. You ob-
sei-ve the large brick building to the east? That is the "Practice School" where,
tried in the fires of exi)erience, these aforesaid embryonic souls develop into higher
beings of strength and majestic austerity. "The Bridge of Sigbs" (most appro-
priately named), you see, joins the seat of learning with the laboratory where the
innocent young of this clime are sacrificed upon the altars of experiment.
But let us mount these broad stone steps, pass beneath tlie lofty pillars, and
stand in the rosy light of (Colored Slide No. 2) yon purple grapes and scarlet
polka dots. Do not shrink, think of those who journey day by day beneath the
Passing to the left we come to a small room very grandly furnished with
one desk. (Slide No. 3.) But the importance of this desk and "the lady behind
the desk " ! In the former may be found anything from a postage stamp to a
"flunk notice;" from the latter is obtained everything— pins, advice, sympathy, or
lost pocket books. Opening from this room is the abode of the man of cheer and
laughter, him who may even command the lady behind the desk. (Slide No. 4.)
Notice the carpet which marks this a place of distinction! Near the door hangs
his portrait; do you recognize it? If not, take a Nonnal course in Education.
Now let us go out into the hall again, but walk west, to a room mysterious
and grand (Slide No. 5), where in the softened light we see a long, bright table,
polished chairs, beautiful pictures, and above all — another strip of carpet. (Slide
No. 6.) This second view shows the chairs filled, the rug occupied. The Faculty
are listening to the ideas of their ])rineipal on— but I cannot say what, for none
may enter to listen.
Leaving these educational centers we might spend a day on the first floor in
those awful rooms where earthworms groan for mercy, where living l)eans are
murdered, and whence issues in dense fumes a weird mixture of potassium per-
manganate and "what do you think about it?" But our time is short and we
must hurry on.
So let us mount the west stairway and enter the first room we see. (Slide
No. 7.) An open door reveals those two popular heroes, dear to the hearts of
all senior girls— "Johnny Bones" and "Sammy Muscleman." On becoming ac-
quainted with their striking complexions one learns that the humerus is not the
"funny bone" and that "the Tensor Vaginae Femoris arises from the anterior part
of the outer lip of the crest of the ilium and the anterior superior spinous pro-
cess." Enough is said. We will depart from these realms and with never a back-
ward glance again wearily climb the stairs amid the growing murmur of "those
American voices," for as one travels upward, you know, he comes to the abode of
the Juniors, where talking ]iredominates— and large hairbows.
In my tour of the building I paused on reaching the top of this west stair-
way, but oniv for a moment; then, guided by strains of melody ( ?), I turned to ray
right and walked past many learned, literary looking rooms till I reached the north
west corner of this upper floor. (Slide No. 10.) This is what I saw— this body of
students, sitting demurely in the large, sunny room, apparently enjoying a musical
hour. But, dear friends, if you could hear the music you would wish that all flow-
ers would always stay asleep and that lovely stars had never been discovered. You
see that girl calmly chewing gum? She does not realize what is her fate— that next
year, in this very room, no longer calm, no longer chewing gum, but clutching a
pencil and violently beating the air, she will flounder through the process of teach-
ing by rote "Little Gypsy Dandelion", or a similar high-class melody. Let us
Now the scenes change as we walk east along the corridor toward the realms
of art, the largest and most beautiful section of the school, where is found in abun-
dance (except when wanted in a hurry), jars of paste, saucers of paste, brushes
filled with paste, ink in leaky bottles, knives (very dull), oil stones (very dry), rul-
ers (never straight), scissors and
Paper, paper every where
and any kind you want!
We will leave this part now since my next lecture will deal with the "Art
Rooms" exclusively. But first look at these young ladies. (Slide No. 11.)
Is it 9:00 A. M.f
Or 6:00 P. M.?
Or Saturday at noon?
You will always find a lady here
Working in this room.
They are not dish washers or pastry cooks, only humble followers of Rodin
and Saint Gaudens ; let us leave them to flounder in the clay and plaster.
We must tread carefully now for this southeast comer is hallowed ground.
As I wended my way along, I had heard louder and louder, the sound of manly
voices, mingled with the clang of a hammer, the breaking of wood, and again and
again a deafening crash. I knew I had at last found the origin of the sickening
thuds that, heard in the front hall, increased in fury as I ascended. (Slide
No. 12.) The view I obtained, you see, is not very good, owing to the multiplic-
ity of flying splinters, yet even so, one cannot help recognizing in these youthful
forms VDung Apollos who shall eventually lead the world in making window
boxes. Rounding the corner and walking west, leaving behind all noise, we come
at last to a haven of peace and quiet. (Slide No. 13.) Obsei-ve the many
stacks of learned looking books, the card catalogue, the dictionaries, the encyclo-
pedias, the magazines — ah, yes— the magazines. Here one may read the serial
stories for the past ten years in at least ten magazines with three stories a year-
romantic food for an ag'e. Here one may come to plunge in the depths of psy-
chology 1 No ! To refresh the mind with " Judith 's Secret, " " The Touchstone, ' '
etc. But let us not feel sad for even this j^oor lantern slide shows the well-worn,
even tattered appearance of all books— anatomy, geography, or education.
Let us walk to the windows of the room and look upward. (Slide No. 1-t.)
In the soft bright sunlight with the blue, blue sky overhead, the walls of the
court, the shining windows and the dome rising above, seem as lovely as a Vene-
tian palace. Let us not forget the busy noise of the school rooms and the fine dis-
order that results from interested work, but as we leave the Noniial School let us
remember above all this beautiful picture, an emblem of hope, aspiration, and at-
tainment, the spirit of Normal. A. K.
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