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The Young Graduate 

What visions throng our cobwebbed brains, and how our hearts dilate, 

And how our minds light as we think of the young graduate! 

What fleecy dreams of angel white, what ribbons and what flowers 

Are dreamed {not by us men, of course) as we think what once was ours! 

For we've been through it all, and know how rapturous it seems 

To grapple with life's problems close, and settle them — in dreams! 

Her hopes are high, the world is wide, and castles easy built. 

And knights are waiting but the word, all ready for the tilt, 

And so she builds her castle walls so marvelously high 

That she has to take the towers off to let the moon go by! 

But when the danger's over, wiser far than worldly men. 

She takes a saucy look around, and swings them up again! 

Don't mind our smiling at your dreams; a smile is not a sneer, 

And often when we seem to smile, it's just to hide a tear. 

For years ago we builded, too, our castles in the air. 

To witness now against us, for their walls are gaunt and bare! 

The world needs castles in the air, fair young graduate! 

It has too much cement and stone; it's tired of lead and slate. 

It wants your morning dreams of hope, like dawns on dewy flowers. 

It likes your castles as they are, — pray don't leave out the towers! 

Keep their white magic in the sky; you'll find that very soon 

Their wondrous charm will even change the orbit of the moo?i! 

Be sun and system swept aside; let the red gleam of Mars 

Fade from the sky until your towers are crowned by circling stars! 

Then welcome, airy architect of future home and state. 

The nation's hope, — but best of all, just "the young graduate!" 

James E. McDade. 
Class of '91. 






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■part One — Ol)e School 

A History of the Chicago Teachers College 

The Chicago Teachers College, as we know it to-da}', is a worths' successor to the 
institution which was first organized to do the work that the college is doing now. As 
the Chicago Teachers College, our history covers a period of only a few years, but the organ- 
ization of which this school is an outgrowth takes us back to the early days of Chicago. 

Our history begins with the establishment of the Central High School in 1856, Chicago's 
first high school, when a department was given over to the training of teachers for the 
public schools. At first the course was academic, like that of the high schools, but later 
a School of Practice was begun in the Scammon School building under the direction of 
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, and the Normal School work then became more of a professional 
nature, such as it now is. The first instructor in the Normal Department was Mr. Ira 
Moore, and Mr. Edward C. Delano served as principal until 1S77. For the first few years 
no entrance examinations were required, but in 1870 special examinations were given to 
applicants for admission. In 1875 the examinations were discontinued, and this resulted 
in such a large attendance at the Normal School that in a few years the number of teachers 
far exceeded the number of positions and the work of the school was suspended for fifteen 
years. During these fifteen years, high school graduates who passed the teachers' exam- 
inations and served a successful term of cadet work were given positions. In 1893, it was 
decided to give the inexperienced teachers additional training beside their cadet practice; 
and consequently the City Normal School was reopened, with Miss Theresa McGuire and 
Mrs. Agnes M. Hardinge, who is now dean of the College, as instructors. 

Three s'ears later, in 1896, the Cook County Normal School property, our present 
location, was given to the Board of Education to maintain as a normal school for the 
benefit of Chicago and Cook County. In this way, we are successors also to the old Cook 
County Normal School, which had been organized in 1S67 at Blue Island and transferred to 
Englewood in 1869. 

The early history of the Cook County Normal School is of great interest, and forms a 
very important era in the growth and development of educational methods and the art 
of teaching. During the period of the principalship of Col. Parker, the school was the 
scene of many new enterprises and ideas which have since been adopted and have helped 
to make the school what it is to-day. Practice teaching under guidance of critic teachers 
and college supervisors had its beginning at this time. The practice school, in 1883, 
consisted of two rooms and one regular teacher. Each normal student was given an 
opportunity to teach successively for one month in all the grades. 

The value of kindergarten training was appreciated, and was furthered by the efforts 
of the school. Manual training, too, had only a feeble beginning at this time, but was 
encouraged and enabled to gain the place it now holds in the schools. Strict adherence to 
the text-book was made a thing of the past, — field excursions for geographical investiga- 
tion and nature study became frequent. Oral work was recognized as the most important 
phase in the study of language and given a prominent part in the class work in all subjects. 
A faculty member of the school during Col. Parker's time has described it as a melting-pot 
of many new and wonderful undertakings to which time has given a permanent place in 
the school. 

In 1905, the old Cook County building was replaced by the one now occupied, and at 
present an additional new building is being contemplated. 

Cora Eckhoff. 





The total enrollment of students for the year 1911-12 was five hundred and ninety- 
five, fourteen of these being boys, and five hundred and eighty-one girls. 

The faculty enrollment numbered thirty-seven. The membership of the several 
classes was as follows: 

Upper Seniors: 193 girls, 5 boys. 
Lower Seniors: 69 girls, I boy. 
Upper Juniors: 189 girls, 3 boys. 
Lower Juniors: 33 girls. 

K K M 


From the humble beginning of a small hand press and printing outfit in the days of 
Col. Parker at the Cook County Normal School, the press of the Chicago Normal School 
has grown to be one of fine equipment and great efficiency. Besides printing material 
needed by the Board of Education and various pamphlets for the different departments 
of the College, the press also issues The Parker High School Weekly, The Chicago Normal 
School Weekly, and The Educational Bi-Monthly. 

The Weekly is a bulletin for the College conducted by a staff made up of college 
students. The Bi-Monthly is a magazine for which articles are contributed by faculty 
members of various institutions, representing their ideas and opinions in their special 
subjects. Copies are furnished the teachers of the city without charge. 

The press division is in charge of a force assigned to it by the Civil Service Commission. 

The Normal Arts and Gymnasium Building 

All the students of the Teachers College know that a building has been planned to 
provide for instruction in the arts and to supply one of the greatest needs of the College, 
a gymnasium. So much has been said of the building and so little seen, that some have 
begun to wonder whether it had any other existence than that of a fond hope. Recently, 
however, the first tangible evidence of progress was presented to the students. A number 
of valuable elms and trees of other sorts which stood on the ground of the projected build- 
ing were transplanted to the space in front, an action that illustrates modern methods of 
conserving our real assests. 

More can be said of the progress of the building. The Board of Education and the 
City Council appropriated one hundred and fifty thousand dollars additional for the 
building during the year, making the total available three hundred and fift\- thousand 
dollars. The plans have been practically completed, and it is expected that bids will be 
called for before the close of the year. This means that with good fortune the building 
ought to be ready for occupancy before the close of the school year 1913. 

Some slight notion of what the erection of this new building means for the Chicago 
Teachers College may be gained by recalling that it contains a magnificent gymnasium, 
with swimming pools, baths, dressing-rooms, rooms for medical examination, rest-rooms, 
etc.; a fully equipped series of shops for wood working, metal working, electrical construc- 
tion, etc.; complete and adequate studios for the fine and applied arts; kitchens, a laundry, 
two living apartments, sewing rooms, dyeing-rooms, in a word all that goes with the best 
known equipment for the household arts. This added equipment will not of itself bring 
progress, but it will make growth, expansion, and progress possible. 

William Bishop Owen. 

The Lib 


On the third floor of the Teachers College is its library. It is a large, well-lighted 
room and in it are both circulating and reference libraries, which together comprise about 
20,000 volumes. This collection of books is an outgrowth of the old Cook County Normal 
School Library. 

\Mien the Cook Count}' Xornial became the City .Normal, through the instrumentality 
of Col. Parker, who was very much interested in library work, .Miss Irene Warren was 
secured, and she re-organized the library and during her last \'ear conducted a librarv train- 
ing class, of which Miss Bates, the puesent assistant, was a member. Miss Warren also 


began the card catalogue, which has since been completed b\- the present librarian and 
her assistant. 

Miss Dickey, who is librarian now, came in 1^:89 and Miss Bates, her assistant, came 
a year later, and together they have worked very efficiently for the good of the library. 

In 1883, the library contained some three hundred and fifty volumes; si.x years later, 
there were 6,342 books to its credit; and to-day the accession book shows a total of 22,000 
volumes, of which, however, only 20,000 are actually in use. Over 1,300 of these were 
added this year. 

This accession book shows a history of the growth of the librar\- and in it is entered 
every book purchased. It, together with a complete card index and the classification of 


the library under the Dewey Decimal Classification system, make a modern and practical 

The students find the bound volumes of magazines most helpful, since there are 
complete sets of most of the more useful; and with the aid of Poole's Index to Periodical 
Literature some very valuable reference work is done in the school. 

Another special collection of which we are justly proud is the one small section of 
books on the Drama, the Stage, and Stage-folk, which are being donated by the S. D. C. 
Thirty books have been added to this collection during the past year. 

But our library is more then a book room; for the bulletin board is made very attractive 
by the arrangement of pictures of some sort, and by special pictures for special days. An 
apt quotation or a short biographical sketch of the artist sometimes accompanies the 

In short, we all agree with some one who said that "Next to knowing a thing is knowing 
where to find it." 

Nellie M. Day. 

Why Practice Teachers Go Mad 

"Yes, John is such a nervous child. No one understands him." "I don't see why it's 
necessary to make so much of such a little thing." "He never had a bit of trouble in the 
other school." 

"I didn't put it there." "Oh, you're going too fast." "I didn't hear what you said." 
"Oh, look, there's a mouse." "Do we have to do that again to-day.^" "Can I pass the 
papers.'" "You said you'd let me do that and now he's doing it." "I don't know. I 
wasn't here yesterday." "I can't write, I've got a sore finger." "Teacher, may I get a 
drink.'" "I can't sing soprano, my voice is changing." "Let me be leader.'" "I had 
to stay home, my mother was sick." "I can't take gymnasium. The doctor said it 
wasn't good for me." "Make him stop poking me." "I can't sing, I've got a bad cold." 
"Aww!" "I saw a man in the nickel show — " "No, he isn't sick, I saw him outside." 
"She's always pickin' on me." "I don't care, I didn't copy it! 

Irene Frank. 


One misty, moisty morning 

When cloudy was the weather, 
I met a supervisor 

With a face like patent leather. 

In the misty, moisty morning. 

His voice quite cut me through: 
"How did you do it.' How did you do it? 
Bluffing the way you do!" 

— Pauline B. Rosair 

The Alumni 

The Chicago Xormal Alumni Association is old enough to have witnessed great changes 
and tremendous development in the field of its activity. It was in existence before I'ort 
Sumter fell; it saw the great civil war; it took part in the phenomenal growth that followed; 
and its members were the greatest of factors in the educational revival in the west — the 
struggle to mediate between an educational theory just finding itself in scientific self- 
analysis and the inarticulate but imperious demands of shifting modern conditions. The 
provincial prairie city on which the Alumni Association first opened its eyes is now a 
metropolis. In those days Chicago was too busy to be cultured. To-day one no longer 
awakens a smile by ranking this city as a center of art, of learning and literature. Who 
shall say how large a part of this development is due to the silent, unobtrusive influence 
of the Xormal School through its thousands of graduates.^ Surely no other factor has 
been so effective in penetrating the masses of the people with the refining forces of education 
and culture, and in laying deep those foundations on which the city's greatness must rest. 
Nor has its influence been confined to Chicago, for the Alumni Association has spread its 
membership through every state in the Union, and even to the Philippines and the con- 
tinent of Europe. 

The association numbers on its roll the graduates of four schools. The old Chicago 
Normal School, established in 1859, was for nearly twenty years the source from which 
the Chicago schools drew their best talent. Many of these graduates are still in the 
service. It was from this school that the association gained the brightest name in its 
long roll of members, that of the brilliant woman who afterwards returned to the present 
Chicago Normal School as its principal, and who is now the superintendent of the Chicago 
schools. The Cook County Normal School came into existence in 1868. In the words of 
its second principal, Colonel Francis \V. Parker, "It was born in the travail of a bitter 
fight, and had lived only by the persistent energy and indomitable love of its principal, 
Dr. D. S. Wentworth." Its graduates number thousands who are yet in education or in 
other professions, many in Chicago, but many more scattered from the Atlantic to the 
Pacific, and beyond the seas. In the fall of 1893 the "North Side Teachers' Training Class" 
was organized, from which classes were regularly graduated until the spring of 1896. A 
large proportion of its 700 graduates are still teaching, and reflecting credit on their Alma 
Alater. The present Normal is the outgrowth and legitimate heir of all three of these 
earlier schools, and to realize how well it has sustained their best traditions it is only neces- 
sary to name the successive principals to whom its destinies have been entrusted. Colonel 
Parker, Arnold Tompkins, Ella Flagg Young, and William B. Owen. 

Perhaps there is no name better or more widely known to the teachers of America 
who are interested in music for children than that of Eleanor Smith, whose exquisite 
compositions are studied and loved wherever school children sing. She is a member of 
the Alumni Association. So is Dr. Alembert Brayton, of Indianapolis, scientist and 
physician, but a teacher still, for he is also engaged in college instruction. In woman's 
club circles what name is better known or stands for more pure achievment than that of 
Mrs. \\ . S. Hefferan.' Her devotion to civic betterment is at once a monument and an 
inspiration to the Association. And Zonia Baber, traveler, geographer, teacher, whose 
inspiring work, begun in the Normal School, is continued in the School of Education of 
Chicago University; several district superintendents; scores of principals; and thousands 
of teachers; men and women in all professions and in private life — all these are found in 
the long list of the Alumni's membership. The breadth of the distribution of the Associa- 
tion was forcibly brought home to me only a few months ago. I had learned that there 

was recently an organization in Boston of the Chicago Normal Alumni, and only a few 
days later at the San Francisco meeting, I met two classmates, James and Arthur Chamber- 
lain, who are leaders in education in different California cities, and both of them authors 
of series of excellent books which are already standards in their respective subjects. The 
alumni are everywhere, and what is better, they are everywhere distinguished by a forceful 
and earnest professional attitude — what may be called the true missionary spirit. 

What has the association accomplished.'' It has always been a strong support to the 
school, even where it has not found it necessary to act as an organization. Its members 
are present everywhere that opinions are being molded and discussed, and their influence 
has always been a factor in shaping policies and averting hostility to the school. The 
days of active opposition are fortunately past, but in the stirring fight in 1894, and many 
a time before, it can be safely said that the Alumni had a great share in bringing victory 
to the side of "old Normal." 

The beautiful memorial window to Colonel Parker in the Normal School is due to the 
devotion of the Association, under the able leadership of Mr. O. T. Bright, and the mag- 
nificent portrait of Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, presented to the Art Institute last year, is another 
monument of which the Alumni may be proud. The present officers of the Association 

President — Henry W. Sumner 
Vice-President — Melva Latham 
Secretary — George A. Beers 
Treasurer — Lillian G. Baldwin 

New graduates should keep in touch with the Association and give it active support, 
to keep alive the old memories, to preserve the traditions, to establish a feeling of solidarity, 
and above all to knit closely together all the strength of the Alumni for the undertaking of 
desirable projects, when needed, for the support, of the old school. 

James E. McDade. 

Words and Their Meaning 


Bubbling Fountain 
Critic .... 

Court . 
Dome . 
Havoc . 
Labyrinth . 

Practice Teacher 
Penmanship . 

Recess . 
Special Method 
Special Topic . 
Singing Alone 
Theme . 
Warning . 

A call to do or die. 

See Havoc. 

A place of waiting. 

An awful fear that turns out to be a perfectly lovely, 

grand, sweet dream. 

Observation tower. 
What no school should be without. 
State of room when critic departs. 
Room on first day of practice. 
Period of sophistication. 
The observed of all observers. 
That which brings about overdevelopment of the right 

Boon for tired teachers. 
First aid to the injured. 

• Scylla and Charybdis. 

The vale of tears. 

A cause of heart failure. 

Irene Frank. 

Household Arts Alphabet 

A stands for Miss Ausemus, 
Though her name comes first, 

She really was last 

To arrive in our midst. 

B stands for Aliss Barry, 

Our instructor so dear; 
Ever she's willing 

Our trouble to hear. 
Ever she's ready 

To comfort and cheer. 

C is for Miss Cuppage, 

Called "Cuppy" or Hester; 

Every one thinks 

'Tis all right to molest her. 

D is for Miss Dawson, 

Who works with a will {?), 

And especially at crocheting 
Manifests skill. 

D also means Miss Dolan, 

The pride of our class. 
Where can you find 

So consistent a lass.' 

E is for Miss English, 

Our maid from the country. 

She's neatness incarnate. 

And thinks all is her bounty. 

F stands for Miss Farrell; 

Her pet study was "ed"; 
Strange 'tis, for to Charlie 

She soon may be wed. 

F also means Miss Flumey, 
Otherwise known as Lil; 

But never — no never 

Has she kept perfectly still. 

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with hearing people. Those who g 

G also meansMiss Gillies, 

Called "the brains of the class'' 

Whoever would think it. 
She's such a wee lass. 

H is for Miss Haley; 

She runs to the phone 
To lighten the cares 

Of the people at home. 

H also means Miss Hanrahan, 

^^'ho revels in toasts, 
And writes and delivers them 

Without being coaxed. 

H also means Miss Hill; 

She's our class musician; 
To make the violin talk 

Is her special mission. 

J stands for Miss Johnson, 

Our studious member. 
Who knows more in a minute 

Then we could ever remember. 

M is for Miss McDonough; 

A gay girl is she, 
Ever engrossed 

In advanced chemistry. 

M is for Miss McGrath; 

Mary's willing to work; 
Our walking encyclopedia 

Was ne'er known to shirk. 

M is for Miss Mclntyre; 

Loretta is cute. 
But at making speeches 

She's almost mute. 

M stands for Miss McKay; 

She's the wit of the class, 
And at asking queer questions 

She sure can surpass. 

M is also for Miss McLoughlin; 

Frances is a dear, 
And we all bless the day 

When first she came here. 

M stands for Miss McNulty; 

She is quite bright, 
And whatever she says 

Is sure to be right. 

M stands for A'liss Martin, 

Beloved by all; 
She is cheerful, good-natured, 

And not one inch too tall. 

M stands for Miss Milner, 
Who taught us to sew. 

As well as to make hats 
And a bright ribbon bow. 

M is also for Miss Murphy, 
Who some day will be 

A great prima donna: 
Just wait and see. 

S stands for Miss Short, 
But the name's misapplied, 

For she lacks neither 

Beauty, nor brains, nor size. 

V stands for Miss Van Goens, 

A pretty, wee miss 
Who's as sweet and as cheerful 

As any could wish. 

W is for Miss Watson, 
Who is last but not least, 

And ever seems ready 
To join in a feast. 

H. A. stands for Household Arts, 
The science that we love; 

Long ma)' it rank 

All other sciences above. 

M. C. G. 

Household Arts Class History 

The fall of 191 1 was particularly notable, for with it began a new work at the Chicago 
Teachers College. A few entered the first day, but many felt not only the novelty but 
also the real benefits of such work and soon entered the rank and file of the Household Arts 
Class. Twenty-four mighty young people began to work out their salvation. And ere 
the first year was over a startling revelation came to them. Household Arts meant not 
only a thorough knowledge of cookery and sewing, but just as truthfully did it include 
psychology, physiology, anatomy, bacteriology, sanitation, English, history, and mathe- 
matics. So real did this fact become that three of our number woke up one day to find 
that it would be impossible to graduate in two years, because of a failure to learn one of 
these. In. short. Household Arts came to mean a kind of industrious industry where the 
little group of twenty-four took pleasure trips to see a half cow cut up, or to hear lectures 
on milk. There was more pleasure in the lessons given in the dining-room — lessons in 
serving, where one group would prepare a well-balanced luncheon for the other, or probably 
for the instructors. During the first year, one of these was given for the latter purpose, 
and in the second year, there were two group luncheons and two given for the instructors. 
So, as Mr. Owen says, the motto of the class grew to be hospitality. 

The second year was particularly interesting. Applied theory in the schoolroom 
became the daily topic of conversation. Chemistry opened new fields for discovery and 
exploration. Even the faculty became interested in an especially peculiar odor which 
pervaded the school, i. e., pineapple ester. History gave an insight into prices, the tariff, 
and other laws affecting products in which we were interested. Bacteriology had its trial 
but merely struggled through one semester. And then came sanitation, with a trip to the 
plumber to see the fixtures. Once only did we lay aside these weighty problems — when 
we organized the class. Our president, Frances McLoughlin, was well chosen, and the 
rest of the officers quickly fell into line. As to the future, we know not what it shall be, 
but judging from the past, the class is just beginnin ' ""' ' why 

the Household Arts Club shall not be an importan" . iuca- 

tion in the schools. failure. 

Irene Fra! 

The Deaf Oral Department 

The Deaf Oral Department in the Chicago Teachers College was organized in the 
year 1906 with Miss Mary McCowen as head of the department. It is a one-year graduate 
course and scholarships of ^300 each are offered by friends of the department. 

The classes for the deaf in the Parker Practice School furnish opportunity for practice 
work to students taking this course. There are at present nine such classes, and in them 
one may see all the steps in the process from the little children just beginning to learn the 
names of things to the larger children who are doing acceptable grammar grade work, 
using speech as the means of communication. Students who have visited these classes 
for the first time through curiosity will surely, if interested in psychological problems, 
wish to go again to observe the processes in the gradual development of mind, which are 
here made so clear. 

Past and Present of the Deaf 

The first record we have of a deaf person being instructed is mentioned by Bede in 
685. The opinion which was generally held b)- people in early times is well expressed in 
the couplet of Lucretius: 

"To instruct the deaf no art could ever reach. 

No care improve them, and no wisdom teach." 
As a result, the deaf who escaped the destruction which in some countries was meted out 
to all who were discovered to be defective were left entirely without education, utterh' 
neglected by their families and often made to work beside the oxen in the fields. 

Pedro de Ponce (14 Cent.) is the first recorded to have taught speech to a deaf person. 
The first school to teach the deaf orally was established in Leipsic, Germany, by Heinicke, 
in 1778. The oral method has since been called the German method. 

The first school for the deaf in the United States, established at Hartford, Connecticut, 
in 1817, was not, however, a speech school, as it was impossible for teachers to study at 
Edinburgh, then the only English-speaking oral school, because of the exorbitant terms 
asked for tuition. 

In the Hartford school, manual training was incorporated as part of the curriculum. 
This was the first instance of manual training being taught in a school. All state schools 
for the deaf established afterwards adopted this work as part of the regular school course, 
and it has since gradually spread into the schools for hearing children. The boys were 
also taught various trades, as carpentry, cabinetmaking and tailoring, while the girls 
became skilled in sewing and housework. Other schools were founded not long after in 
New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Since then, schools for the deaf have been established 
in almost every state in the union. 

The first class for deaf children in the Chicago Public Schools was started in 1875 by 
Mr. Philip Emery. The sign language and manual alphabet were used for many j-ears. 

In 1896 an oral class was opened in the Yale School at the request of some of the 
parents, and was conducted by a teacher from Miss McCowen's private school, which had 
been in operation in Chicago since 1883. At the present time there are twent)--nine oral 
classes in twelve different public schools in the city, and a training class for teachers of the 
deaf in the Chicago Teachers College. 

By using the oral method, as we do in the Parker Practice School, the children come in 
touch with hearing people. Those who graduate from the eighth grade with a good knowl- 


edge of language and speech reading, go into the high schools with hearing children. 
To-day we have several such in the city of Chicago. 

We are apt to think of deaf children as almost hopeless, but, in spite of this heavy handi- 
cap, many become skilled in a trade, some enter occupations, and a few take up advanced 
study, while practically all become self-supporting citizens. 

Miss McCowen writes in the Bi-AIonthly, December, 1910, "Deaf graduates of Uni- 
versities and Technical Schools are now not at all uncommon, and are filling positions of 
trust and responsibility in all parts of the country. . . . Under present conditions 
many of the deaf become expert craftsmen, and rise to positions of authority in their 
chosen calling. There are deaf printers, deaf chemists, deaf foremen in factories, deaf 
directors of more or less intricate commercial enterprises, deaf inventors, artists, engravers, 
sculptors, architects, contractors, lawyers, bankers, etc. Indeed, few occupations are now 
closed to the deaf except as they are closed to the hearing man who lacks the intelligence 
necessary for success in those particular lines of work." 

Who Is It? 

Have you heard him hem and sigh 
'Bout the moral situation.^ 

This, his ever daily cry 
In Education, Education. 


A lover of beauty, 

A fanatic on style. 
With all this and more 

She is certainly worth while. 

Have you had her 

Dickey Bird, Dickey Bird, 

Busy as a bee. 
Come into the library 

And pay your little fee. 

Have you e'er don 

With a smile and a nod 

And a gay little sally 
She pins up some notices 

The classes to rally. 


Don't start a music lesson 
With a little bit of " Lit;" 

Begin with the music 
And stick right to it. 

Whose advice? 

The Kindergarten and the Child 

As one grows older one wishes the days were very much longer than they really are. 
I can remember frequent periods of ennui when I had exhausted my childish capacity for 
play or tasks and "didn't know what to do with myself" on a long summer afternoon. 

Things seem greatly changed nowadays. So many things crowd in that it seems all 
one can do is to take as much of a thing as possible while it is "in the taking" and not to 
mourn, because things are so but to scramble on to something else which must also be accom- 

So it is with some favorite occupation — the thing may be our favorite pursuit until 
we have met and tried something else. \'ery often through enforced study of a character 
— through studying his works — we may come to admire and know that person very well 
indeed. And so it is that after we have had our philosophy — Mother Play and frequent 
references to Froebel's other books — we look back on our other work with real enthusiasm 
and we see things in a very different light. 

However, we must soon drop that for something else, but finally when the gifts and 
occupations, our actual experience, songs and music begin to have some connection instead 
of being entirely separated, we realize that the kindergarten is not a mere " waste of time," 
as so many people think. We find that it is real!}' an education in itself and that, though 
it does not teach arithmetic and geography, there is a vast number of other things without 
which the individual is really not "normal." The kindergartner begins here at the very 
bottom. There is a whole world of ignorance to the little child on which must be brought 
the light of intelligence. There are so many things to be heard, smelled, said, felt, remem- 
bered, and enjoyed. The child must have experiences, of course, and the kindergartner 
may help here. (If she does not, that is another affair which may be spoken of later.) 
The getting of experiences is a matter of chance, and the child may get the experiences he 
needs and he may not. Sometimes it is an overdose of one kind of experience and too 
small a dose of another. There is such a thing as in the case of the child who has no brothers 
or sisters, as getting every experience but the social one — this is where the kindergarten 
may help. Perhaps it may not be a lack of social experience from which another child may 
suffer, but something of a different type which the child needs just as much. There is 


scarcely anything which a little child should have that cannot be given him in the kinder- 

The child to whom may come all sorts of experience and in the right amounts, the 
kindergartner helps by presenting them in an orderly way and emphasizing and eliminating 
the ones which need such emphasizing or eliminating. 

Of course, the child may live and grow up and be healthy without the kindergarten 
and some of its experiences, but so also may one grow up without other things, as reading 
and arithmetic. But how much easier the other things are that he learns later on and how 
much more understanding of the world about him he may be, with his experiences. 

Even a poor kindergartner may do good by taking children out of unspeakable sur- 
roundings and showing them the possibilities of life; even the keeping of children off the 
street when it is most crowded is a service that must not be forgotten. 

So that now being confident that there is something worth while in our work as we 
come to the end, let our enthusiasm never die out but win over to our side the help and 
co-operation of those who really have never given much thought to the matter but had 
an impression that it was "all play and keeping the youngsters amused." 

A Round-Robin 

Out of the back door of a beautiful house came a little girl. She had on a pretty pink 
dress and a very large sunbonnet; and in her hand she carried a small pail and shovel. 
She was very happy this morning, for had not her mother given her permission to go down 
to the sea-shore and play in the sand.? Skipping down the garden path, she stopped every 
once in a while to smile at the hollyhocks or the tiny pansies and tell them of the good time 
she was going to have at the sea-shore. 

"Just think, dear four-o'clock, I am going to build a wonderful castle where the sea 
fairies will come and live, while you are fast asleep here this beautiful morning," and on 
the happy child skipped, through the garden gate and across the road to a grove of tall 
trees; then down to a lovely green meadow where the gentle cows were eating their break- 

"Good morning, cows," said Betty. "I am coming through your pasture to go to the 
sea. Do you know I am going to build a beautiful castle where the sea fairies can come 
and live.'' Oh! I am so happy! Tra-La-La! La-La!" Happily she sang as she climbed 
over the pasture bars out on to the sandy road which led straight to the sea. 

When Betty reached the sea-shore she set down her little pail and began busily to dig 
up the sand. She kept on digging and digging until she had a high pile of sand and a very 
large hole on the shore. But a very curious thing about this hole was, that at every shovel- 
ful she dug up, the hole would fill with water. Soon there was so much water in it that 
circular ripples began to appear on the top, and from nobody knows where, a tiny shell 
appeared, just like a little canoe floating towards Betty. Who was holding the paddle of 
this canoe but a tiny fairy, all dressed in delicate green seaweed, and carrying a pearl wand 
in her hand. 


"Oh!" exclaimed Bett\- in surprise, as she looked at this beautiful maiden of the sea; 
but the fairy only smiled and said, "You are the kind little girl who is going to build a 
palace for the fairies, and since you are so good and thoughtful, m\' mistress, the Queen, 
has sent me to ask you to come and visit our fairyland, so that we will be acquainted when 
we come to live in your palace b}- the sea. I will take you in my canoe." 

"But I am so very big, I could never fit in that tin}- canoe." 

"Oh! that is a simple matter, but you must leave your pail and shovel on the shore, 
for you will have no use for them in Fairyland." 

The fairy touched Betty's shoe, which was near her, and the little girl instant!}- grew 
smaller and smaller until she was no bigger than the fairy; then with one step she was in 
the boat, and the fairy, taking the paddle, struck the water. No sooner had she done this 
than the canoe began to sink deeper and deeper into the water, until it reached the bottom 
of the ocean, and then floated along until it came to a sand}- shore, similar to the one they 
had just left. 

"This," said the fairy, "is my home, Fairyland. Come, let us get out, for my mistress, 
the Queen, is waiting for you." And Betty, now no bigger than the fairy, stepped out of the 
boat and followed the fairy. 

"Oh!" she cried. "Look, look at the flowers! ^^'hy, they are the same pansies I told I 
was coming down to the sea-shore to-dayj and they are moving too!" And truly enough, the 
little pansies came up to greet Betty. "Come, little girl, we are going to dress you 
prettily because our Mother Queen is giving a party for you to-da}-," and two pansies took 
Betty by the hands and brought her to the prettiest dressing-room imaginable. The 
curtains were of a velvety green moss and the little dressing table had a looking-glass made 
of dew-drops. 

"I can't get dressed up," said Betty. "It will take too long, and besides, I have'nt 
brought my Sunday dress along." But the pansies only laughed and one clutched her 
shoes, the other her dress, and in a few minutes Betty w^as clothed so beautifully that even 
her own mother would not have known her. "But look!" said Betty, "I've still got on my 
sunbonnet!" "Oh, no, you haven't, little Betty; just feel your head!" And to be sure, 
Betty's sunbonnet was now a beautiful bonnet of flowers. 

"Come, now, you must get to the party, but my cousin Mistress Rose will take you 
there, for I must go back to the shore, and wait for other little boys and girls to come." 

"Oh, will there be other children there too.^" asked Betty. 

"Wait and see," said the fairy, and she took Betty to the Rose. "This is little Betty, 
who lives in the pansies' garden home and w-ho wanted to build a castle for our queen." 
The Rose smiled, taking Betty by the hand, and together they walked down the lovely 
path to the party. 

The party was held in an open space in the middle of a wonderful forest. Beautiful 
festoons of flowers hung from tree to tree and garlands of precious stones glittered in the 
sunshine. Betty thought she had never seen such a wonderful sight. It almost took 
her breath away, and she held tightly to the hand of Mistress Rose, when they walked into 
the dell. Dainty little fairies now tripped out from under the petals of the flowers which 
they used as umbrellas. They were all dressed in brightly colored gauze. Soon the Queen 
rode in on a chariot made of pearl sea-shells, with her long, flowing black hair falling in heavy 
ringlets around her face. These fairies greeted Betty as a little playmate and made her 

feel ven- much at home. They said they had a great surprise for her, and what do you 
suppose it was? 

In came the fairy who had taken Betty to Fairyland and she had two of Betty's little 
playmates with her. The little girl jumped with joy to see some one that she really knew 
in this faraway place. 

The fairies and children danced and sang merrily, and when tired would sit on a grass 
blade and sway in the breeze. Pretty soon a bluebell rang softly and said, "Luncheon is 

Betty was already so happy she thought that any more surprises could not possibly 
be set before her, but lo! she and her two little friends were led as if by magic into a beauti- 
fully shaded nook where a dainty luncheon was spread. She sank down beside it, overcome 
with wonder, and a little fairy gave her a pretty yellow buttercup filled with tiny, juicy, 
• red berries. Then another fairy maid brought a lily of the valley filled with sparkling dew- 
drops. Betty was so excited she could only taste the delicate luxuries, but she declared 
she had never had anything half so sweet and refreshing in all her life. 

After Betty had eaten her dainties she sat there watching the other fairies and wonder- 
ing what they would do next. "How beautiful it all is!" she thought. "If I could only 
build my palace as nice as this, I would be the happiest little giri in the worid. Nothing 
I can make will be half nice enough for these beautiful friends. 

Her thoughts were interrupted by the voice of the Rose. "We are going to have a 
concert for you this afternoon, little Betty, so we will now hasten, as they are waiting for us." 
Betty took the Rose's hand and together they tripped back to the concert hall, where fairy 
ushers gave Betty and her playmates a seat beside Mother Queen. When the concert was 
over, the Queen, leaning towards Betty, handed her a tiny box, saying, "Here is still another 
surprise for you Betty. Always keep this and remember that the flowers and fairies love 
little girls that love them." 

What could be in the tiny, tiny box? The little giri was almost afraid to open it, but 
finally she lifted the cover just a little bit, and there lay a litrie fairy stone, that shone like 
dewdrops in the sun. "Fasten it around your neck, dear little girl," said Mother Queen, 
"and wear it always, for it will bring you good luck, and help you to remember that little 
people who are kind to the flowers and fairies are always made happy." "And now, little 
Betty, your mother at home thinks that her little girl has been playing at the sea-shore a 
long, long time, so bid all your fairy friends good-bye, and run away from Fairyland with 
your little playmates, but don't forget that by caring for your flowers in the garden and 
meadows you help the fairies who love them." 

Mary Bullen, 
Jeannie Stewart, 
Florence Lang, 
Belle Klein, 
Alice Barry, 
Gertrude Murphy, 
Elsie Swift, 
Mary Walker. 

The Rob 


'Twas in the morning circle, 

'Twas a stormy day, 
"The wind was fiercely blowing. 
Where would poor robin stay?" 

The song they sang was ended. 

The robin in his barn; 
The teacher asked the babies: 

"What does it mean — that yarn? 

Tell me when's a robin? 

And when's a robin, not? 
Now sit up nicely in your chairs! 

And this is what she got. 

'The song we sing of 'robin,' 
That we sing in our ring. 
This song says that a robin — 
A robin's a 'poor thing.' " 

Florence Fox. 

The Waste-Basket 

To pick up the scraps 
A basket was passed — 
A basket lined with tan. 

"Alike" turned to me, 
And said in his glee, 

"Let's t'row 'em into de can." 

Florence Fox. 

The Song of the Lower Seniors 

Courage, comrades, yonder lies a land. 

Far-famed at Normal, called the Practice term. 

A land of dreams! some good, some bad. 

For many are the tales the bards have sung. 

Of former students trained as even we. 

Who traveled the same road that we have trod. 

Their conflicts fierce, their joys and triumphs sure 

Their cares, mistakes, and fears to us are known. 

For we have heard the stories they passed on. 

Stories of critics kind, who censure well. 

And youngsters dear, whose quaintly winning ways 

Add charms and gladness to the work 

Before us lie, in dim and hazy mass. 

Programs, stories, and all things else 

That do combine to vex a student's soul. 

The lesson plan — a fearful thing! 

Unmerciful, stands waiting to be written. 

Forward, lower seniors, arm for war! 

But ere we leave this pleasant shore. 

Let us review the deeds that we have done 

In the happy days which now are gone. 

First we crossed the wilderness of "Gifts." 

Here all was strange. Balls we were given 

Of many colors, then cubes, a sphere, and sticks. 

Next with blocks of wood we builded. 

We were ever urged to be resourceful 

Until we seemed of all ideas bereft. 

Tablets, sticks, and rings next we met. 

And with these our journey ended. 

Yet in this land were spots of light. 

Instructors kind did make the hours pleasant. 

And oft in games we sported. 

Next on the sea of '"Occupations" we embarked. 

Here storms o'ertook us, and thick fogs. 

Originality seemed lost, and hard we searched 

To find her. When the weaving was o'er 

She came again, and blessed us. 

We worked with needle, paste, and shears, 

And many and beautiful are the things we made. 

This voyage was most pleasant. 

For jest and laughter accompanied us. 

These, and music, made us brave 

To meet and overcome that monster, 

"Principles," which inhabits these waters. 

Entered we then a forest, large and dim. 

This is "Mother Play," and no light enters 

Save in sudden gleams thru the tree-tops. 

Illuming for an instant some dark nook. 

And finding a flower where none seemed to be. 

All is lovely here, with woodsy smells. 

And sound of far-off tinkling waterfalls. 

And oft to a sunny hillside we were led. 

Where we charmed the hour with stories. 

Thus happily this journey we have ended. 

We now stand ready for the future dim, 

And wait with quaking hearts our doom. 

Elsie Swift. 




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"part Owo— O^e JFiacult^ 

MYRON LUCIUS ASHLEY, Head of Psychology Department — 

Northwestern L'niversity, L'niversity of Chicago, and Harvard University. Taught: — 
Harvard; American School of Correspondence; University of Chicago. 

KATHRYN BARRY, Head of Household Arts Department — 

Lewis Institute, Chicago Normal School, L'niversity of Chicago. Taught: — Jamaica 
Normal School, Jamaica, N. Y.; Parker Practice School. 

LILLIAN H. BRL'CE, Physical Education Department — 

\\'ellesley, Dr. Sargent's School of Physical Education, Gilbert Normal School of 
Dancing, Nissen's School of Medical Gymnastics and Massage. Taught: — Iowa 
State Teachers' College. 

ELVIRA D. CABELL, English Department — 

Radcliffe College, University of Chicago, and L'niversity of Minnesota. Taught: — 
Norwood Institute, \\'ashington, D. C; East High School, Minneapolis, Minn.; and 
Lake \'iew and Wendell Phillips High Schools, Chicago. 

AARON HODGMAN COLE, Science Department — 

Colgate L'niversity, Johns Hopkins L'niversity, and LIniversity of Chicago. Taught: — 
Natural Sciences, Peddie Institute; Zoology at Cold Spring Harbor Biol. Laboratory. 
Lecturer: — Zoology and geology, Colgate LIniversit}'; Biology, University of Chicago 
Extension Division. Author of: — "Manual of Biological Projections and Anesthesia 
of Animals," and other articles. 

ADA F. COLLINS, Art Department — 

Smith College. Studied art of Mrs. Campbell of Boston. Taught: — Public schools 
of Minn.; Settlement work in New York and Boston; and in \'ocational Training at 
Marshall Field and Co. 

JANE PERRY COOK, Head of Geography Department— 

\\ ellesley College, Northwestern L'niversity, and L'niversity of Chicago. Taught: — 
Waukegan High School; South Chicago High School. 


Studied literature, art, music, and German at Lake Forest University Junior College. 
Took library work in Northwestern University, and in the University of Chicago. 
Taught: — As a substitute in a private school in \'irginia City, Nev. Was assistant 
to manager of Education Department in the Chicago Office, Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 

GEORGE WILLIAM EGGERS, Head of the Art Department — 

Studied art at Pratt Institute. Taught: — Pratt Institute, and at Chautauqua. Has 
made illustrations for manv of the popular magazines. 

HENRY WATERMAN FAIRBANK, Head of Music Department — 

L'niversity of Michigan. Student in music at Boston. Taught: — Music, Flint, 
Mich., Public Schools; Chicago High Schools; Superviser of music, Chicago Public 
Schools. Has also been Commissioner of Immigration for State of Michigan. 

MABEL R. FERNALD, Psychology Department — 

Mount Holyoke College, L'niversity of Chicago. Taught: — New York City and 
Pittsburg Vacation Schools; Preparatory Department Denison L'niversit}-; Kinder- 
garten Training Schools, Chicago. 

ELLEN FITZGERALD, English Department — 

L'niversity of Chicago. Principal of grammar school, Bloomington, 111. Special 
teacher of English in grammar grades, Austin, 111. 

VIRGINIA WINCHESTER FREEMAN, Head of Expression Department — 
Blackburn L'niversity, Oxford L'niversity, England. 

ALICE L. GARTHE, Music Department — 

Specialized in music and languages. Taught: — ^ German, English, and Music in the 
grammar grades, and entered Music Department of the Chicago Public Schools, 1910. 

AGNES M. HARDINGE, Assistant to the Principal and Director of College 
Extension — 
Began as an elementary teacher at the Kinzie School, teaching all grades. Taught 
also at the North Division High School and the North Side Teachers' Training Class. 
Became Head of the Normal Extension Department of the Chicago Normal School, 
and in January, 1911, was promoted to the office of dean. 

EDWARD EMORY HILL, Head of History Department — 

Syracuse LIniversitv. Principal Public Schools, Lysander, N. Y., and also of the 
High School, Tuscola, 111. Teacher, Hyde Park High School. 

EDGAR C. HINKLE, Mathematics Department— 

Indiana State Normal, Indiana University, Wisconsin LIniversit}', and University of 
Chicago. Taught: — Goshen, Indiana H. S.; Winona, Minn. H. S.; Indiana Uni- 
versity; Elgin, 111., H. S.; Lake View High School, Chicago. 

CYRUS LAURON HOOPER, English Department — 

Indiana University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago. Taught: — As 
Principal at Spencer, Wis.; Superintendent, New Harmony, Indiana; Professor in 
English, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; Teacher, Tuley High School, Chicago. 

JAMES FLEMING HOSIC, Head of English Department — 

Nebraska State Normal School, University of Chicago. Principal of High School, 
Auburn, Nebr.; Supt. Public Schools, Arapahoe, Nebr. ; Instructor, Orleans College, 
Nebraska; Professor of English and Literature, Nebraska State Normal School. 
Editor of "The English Journal." 

JEAN HUTCHISON, Industrial Arts Department — 

Chicago Normal School, Teachers' College, Columbia University. Taught: — Public 
Schools of Chicago; special critic Industrial Arts Department, Practice Schools. 

ANTOINETTE W. MILLER, Art Department — 

Pupil of Arthur W. Dow, and Frederic Freer, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Instructor 
of art in Chicago Public Schools; the Froebel and Free Kindergarten Association; 
School of Education; Chicago Art Institute. 

S. FAY MILNER, Household Arts Department — 

Chicago Normal School, Northwestern University. Taught: — J. M. Thorp and 
Harrison Schools, Chicago. 

ELMER A. MORROW, Manual Arts Department — 

F. Holme School of Illust., Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Taught: — Academy of 
Fine Arts. 

MARY McCOWEN, Head of Deaf Oral Department — 

Iowa State University. Taught: — Public Schools and Summer County Institutes 
of Iowa; Public Schools of Omaha; Nebraska State Institute for the Deaf, doing ex- 
perimental work in speech teaching and development of hearing; Supervisor of Chicago 
Public Schools for the Deaf. 

J. T. McMANIS, Head of Education Department — 

OSCAR LINCOLN McMURRY, Head of Industrial Arts Department — 

Illinois State Normal University, University of Michigan, Cornell University, art 
student at Paris, Fellow in Teachers College, Columbia University. Taught:^ 
Armington, III.; Clifton, 111.; Principal of Schools Millersburg, 111., and Catlin, 111.; 
Elementary Manual Training Chicago Public Schools. 

ALICE O'GRADY, Head of Kindergarten Department — 

Taught: — Toronto Public Schools; Boston, Mrs. Quincy Shaw's School; Baltimore, 
Friend's Elementary School (Kindergarten and Primary Assistant in Kindergarten 
Work); Montreal, Protestant High Schools (Head of First Primary Department, 
Boys' and Girls' School); Head of Kindergarten Dept., State Normal School, New 
Britain, Conn. 

WILLIAM BISHOP OWEN, Principal Chicago Teachers College — 

Denison University, University of Chicago, University of Berlin, University of Halle. 
Tavght: — Mount Pleasant, Pa.; Morgan Park, 111.; University of Chicago. 

ISABEL RICHMAN, Penmanship Department — 

Chicago Normal School. Taught: — Head Assistant of Oakland School, Chicago. 

OLIVE RUSSELL, Kindergarten Department — 


LUCIE HAMMOND SCHACHT, History Department — 

University of Chicago. Taught: — Western College, Oxford, Ohio; Private schools in 
Chicago; \\ endell Phillips High School, Chicago. 
JOHN WILKES SHEPHERD, Head of Science Department — 

Indiana State Normal, Indiana University. Taught: — Indiana State Normal; Normal 
School, Rose Polvtechnic Institute; Universitv of Chicago. 
GRANT SMITH, Science Department — 

South Dakota Normal School, University of Wisconsin, Harvard L'niversity. Prin- 
cipal of Schools, Miller, So. Dakota; Instructor in Zoology, Beloit College; Austin 
Teaching Fellow, Harvard L'niversity. 
BLANCHE M. TRILLING, Physical Education Department — 

Specialized in music at Cincinnati College of Music; special training in Physical 
Education, Boston Normal School of Gymnastics. Had charge of Tuberculosis 
Class of the Social Service Department of the Massachusetts General Hospital, 
Summer of 1909; Director of Ph}-sical Education for Women, University of Missouri 
and University of Chicago. Leaves this year to become Assistant Professor in Physical 
Education and Director of the Women's Gymnasium at the University of Wisconsin. 
CLARA WALKER, Geography Department — 

University of Chicago, Harvard summer schools. Women's Medical College of Chicago. 
Taught: — \^'m. McKinley High School, Chicago. 

This biography so simple. And quite often is a helping hand 

Does not half portray Rejected at each turn. 

The works and thoughts so ample And we seem not to understand 

Of our faculty of to-day. That we are here to learn. 

For full many a kindly action And so these tales of great degrees 

Is forgotten and unseen Are only half the stor\-. 

In the hurry of each faction What each one really is and does 

To complete the day's routine. Should be added to his glory. 

Tramp Life 

People call me a tramp. \\'ell, perhaps I am one; it all depends on what you mean by 
• that term. At any rate, I am a PVeeman, unfettered by any bonds of society, and roam at 
will. I am Owen no man. My greatest ambition is to learn the country and its geog- 
raphy first hand, and not being a Richman, my means of transportation are primitive. 
That is to say, my pedal extremities are my best friends. 

I have been a Walker all my life. I have traveled up Hill and down, through valleys, 
across meadows. Alany a Shepherd have I befriended when studying the pasture lands 
of the west. And how delightful it has been to wander through the woods, and to hear 
the Russell of the leaves and the Trilling of the birds, as I la}- me down to rest beneath the 

But I do not always have to walk. Sometimes I am fortunate enough to obtain 
reserved seats on the railroad. The Hutchison, Topeka, and Kansas line being my fa- 
vorite, — its cabooses are so comfortable. 

Neither do I always travel alone. Aly latest acquaintance is French, but neverthe- 
less, we get along very well. He was once a Milner in Paris, but adverse circumstances 
led him to come to America where he became a Miller. He soon left this position, however, 
to accompany me. 

At the time of this story, we were both traveling down a winding Lane, leading to the 
water's edge. When we arrived here, we found it had a very Fairbank, and immediately 
laid down our belongings, dug up some Bates, and began to fish. It was not long before we 
had a bite, and pulling in the line, found we had a twenty pound bass. This was indeed 
a feast, and since we had not eaten for two days, we immediately set about to Cook it. 
But alas! We had no fire. So while my companion watched the catch, lest perchance 
some miscreant should steal it, I wandered to the nearest Smith in search of Cole. Of 
course, he was duly Schacht, but finally yielded to my request. I then hurried back. We 
had our feast and my friend ate so much it gave him a Payne, from which he recovered 
slowly. Then, as I saw in the distance the owner of the land on which we were camping, 
I said to Frenchie, "Hoop'er up, if you don't want to spend a night in jail." Then off we 
tramped in search of food and recreation for the Morrow. 

Sadie A. McElligott. 

"part O^ree— O^e Students 

The Diary of Samuel Pepys for the Year of Our Lord 1911-12 


September 4, igii. — This day I did return to school and am determined to keep 
account of all the events which seem to me of interest, during the year. I found the halls 
full of people laughing and talking. Some say they are glad to be back at work again, but 
I believe every man loves a holiday better than a work-day — and no wonder. 

September ii. — I am kept occupied by my studies. This day being Monday, we did 
all gladly gather in the hall to hear Air. Owen speak on the value and purpose of Assemblies. 
A goodl)- discourse. 

September 21. — Up, and to school, the day being mighty pleasant. After classes to 
the reception for those newly come to our school. There was given me a white J writ 
upon green, done by the Lower Seniors, very pretty; and was well pleased with it. 

October 9. — This the anniversary of the Chicago Fire. We celebrated with a special 
program, and there heard about this fire, it seeming pretty great to the rest, but nothing 
to the tire of London, so that it made me think little of it. 

October 16. — I up and to classes and thence to Assembly where one Mrs. Best did 
discourse upon the Drama League of America. I found it a pretty speech. 

October 17. — This day, loitering in the halls I did have a most extraordinary adventure, 
for I did see a long procession of ghosts filing up the staircases. I was much frightened 
and did think the place haunted until one explained that this was merely the S. D. C. 

October 30. — Heard, in Assembly, Prof. Butler on "The Value of Education." A 
fine speaker indeed. 

October 31. — All-Hallow's Eve. Spirits abroad to-day. 

November 3. — Till midnight almost, and till I had tired my backe in study — and so to 

November 6. — This day Mr. Shoop spoke to us and upon this texte, "Am I my 
Brother's Keeper?" A most excellent good talk. 

November 13. — Forth betimes and to school where I heard much fine musique, being 
beyond all I ever heard before, by the Glee Clubs and one Mrs. Herdien. 

November 30. — This day, by the grace of God we did celebrate in Thanksgiving to 
Him, for the blessings bestowed upon us. A program provided by the Lower Seniors gave 
much pleasure and especially a poem by Pauline Rosaire, a poem most excellently well 

December 22. — I to school, and by and by to Assembly where the Upper Juniors spoke 
and sang upon the song of the angels "Glory to God on high, on earth peace, and good- 
will toward men." Thence, very joyful home to my Christmas holidays. 

January 2, 1912. — Back to school, not very well pleased to be at work again, — nor 
any man else. 

January 8. — To-day I did visit the Assembly and there heard a debate on this texte, 
"That the State of Illinois should adopt the recall for all elective offices." Those of the 
affirmative did win — which pleased me. 

January 19. — To the play-house and there saw "A Night Off," the best comedy I 
think that ever was wrote, and all big with admiration for it. 

January 25. — To my classes and find that certain are to graduate soon and come back 
no more. 

January 29. — Up, and back to school, the new semester beginning to-day. Busy 
with new studies. B\- chance I did wander into the Assembly Hall, where one made a 
very good talk on Alaska. 

February 5. — Infinity of business to do, which makes my head full. 

February 9. — In honor of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln we came together and 
heard Jenkin Lloyd Jones upon this text. 

February 12. — Lincoln's birthda}-. School closed, for which I am not sorry. 

February 21. — At my waking I found the houses covered with snow and a great 
blizzard raging. Did come late to school and should have had the good sense to stay at 
home had I known how bad the day was. To the Assembly and there heard given a pro- 
gram on George \\'ashington. I found it very good and the rest by frequent plaudits 
did show their sufficient approbation. 

February 22. — Washington's Birthday. Another holiday. I feasted in town and 
was well pleased at this. 

February 29. — This being leap year we have an extra day, which we did celebrate 
with an examination in Physiologie. 

March 2. — When I wake I find a great thaw and my house overflown with it, which 
•\exed me. 

March 4. — I went forth as usual to school and was much amused by a little play which 
is called, "The Kleptomaniac." The play in one word is the best for the variety and most 
excellent continuance of the plot to the very end that I ever saw, or think ever shall. 

March 7. — A great amount of work to do. Indeed, for these two or three days I 
have not been without a great many cares. 

March 11. — To school and classes and after that to Assembh-, at which I slept. 

March 15. — Up and to school in my new spring suit which becomes me most nobly as 
my friends say. 

March 20. — Dined in the lunch room with some friends. I had for them, after 
oysters, a hash of lamb and a rare chine of beef. Cost me about 30s. My dinner was 
noble and enough. It would please me better if my check were not put into my food. It 
seems to me uncleanly. 

March 28. — I have observed that certain of the teachers do have phrases which they 
use constantly and it hath much amused me to set these down. There is one who saith 
continually in his discourse, "Now the reason for that is this." To another all things are 
"sensitive." A third does always preface his remarks with, "Now, listen girls." Says 
another of my professers, "Ah! yes indeed, ah! yes indeed," while one in discourse, having 
all his notions the most distinct and clear in his head will say from time to time, "That is 
to say, in other words." All this is very amusing but I much fear that I in their place would 
not do one half so well. 

April 4. — L'p and to school and with great joy did hand in a paper which hath kept 
me very busy. 

April 19. — This being Arbor Day we listened to a talk on trees by one Mr. Prost, 
and thence to the green, where we planted some that will perchance delight and please 
those generations which follow us. 

April 25. To see the dancing of certain Clubs, Senior and Junior. I enjoyed great 
pleasure at the sight, especially of one dance which was called "The Heart of the Rose," in 
which the}' all did throw pink roses at the Faculty who sat watching them. A pretty sight! 

April 26. — LTp and to school, this day seeming endless as it is the last before vacation. 
Two o'clock came at length and so home, where I am in very good health and mind's con- 
tent. Mav I be thankful for it! 

Olive Davis. 

The Festival of 1912 

^^ Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee 
Jest a7id youthful Jollity, 
Quips and Cranks and wanton Wiles, 
Nods and Becks and wreathed Smiles." 

In the week of June lo, 1912, the four thousand people of our school community — the 
Chicago Teachers College, the Parker High School and Practice, and the Carter and Harri- 
son Practice schools — will all become villagers, villagers of some little hamlet of Old England. 
On the college campus they will hold a great festival, for all the celebrations of a whole 
year are to be crowded into one merry holiday in which everyone takes part. Two of the 
great seasons in the lives of the European villagers were the planting and the reaping of 
the crops. Their rejoicings at these seasons were religious in principle, though greatly 
modified by their love of pleasure and fun. The idea underlying the June festival is the 
celebration of the seasons of spring, midsummer, and autumn as the country folks celebrated 
them. It is mainly the customs of Old England which are to be represented, and as far 
as possible the games, dances, songs, and costumes are historical. 

The first scene will be a battle between the forces of winter and spring, symbolical of 
the retreat of winter before spring. Two games to be introduced here, "Knots in May" 
and "Furry Dance," also symbolize the seasonal change. Inevitably spring's forces con- 
quer, and after the retreat of winter, spring flowers, violets, convolvuluses, hepaticas, and 
spring anemones rise from the ground attended by bees and butterflies. Each group 
has its own graceful dance and all finally merge into one gay measure. 

This coming to life of Nature from the seeming death of winter is embodied in several 
stories, such as those of Balder and Persephone, and the Sleeping Beauty. The Sleeping 
Beauty is to be given at the festival in pantomime. The first scene represents the court, 

the christening of the bab\- princess, the gifts of the fairies, and the curse of the wicked 
fairy; the second shows the growth of the hedge, the arrival of the prince, and the awaken- 
ing of the princess. 

The May-day celebration was probably the most joyful one of all in Old England. 
All classes took part in it, from king to country bumpkin, for "the merriest month in all the 
year is the merrie month of May." The villagers with garlands will assemble on the green 
and make merry with song and dance. The morris-dancers arrive with their bells and 
sticks. Robin Hood and his followers, among whom are Maid Marion, Friar Tuck, and 
Little John, display their skill in archery and in combats with the quarter staff. To com- 
plete the scene of gayety and color come the Maypole dancers with their Queen of the May, 
and milkmaids, sweeps, shepherdesses, and villagers dance about the Maypole. 

As we all know, on Midsummer's eve the fairies hold sway. The festival scene repre- 
sents the frolic of gnomes, pixies, brownies, elves, etc., with Shakespeare's Puck and Titania. 
Each group comes running into the center from different points of the circle, dances and 
retires to make place for another group. Finally, all dance away as the procession of 
harvesters approaches from the trees. 

Harvest time is distinctly the laborer's ceremonial, for it represents the result of his 
toil and his thanksgiving to Heaven for peace and comfort during the winter. In our 
festival the procession of laborers, bearing their implements of labor and autumn fruits 
and flowers, approaches from a distance. A small group of reapers dances happily on the 
green, then come autumn flowers (poppies, corn flowers, and yellow daisies), followed by 
the weary haymakers. Harvest fruits (apples, grapes) move past and the jolly vintners 
follow. The last group is that of the reapers bearing aloft the "Kern," a figure of wheat, 
and singing harvest songs. Slowly the procession moves away from the village green. The 
whole scene ends with a vanishing, scattering dance of autumn leaves. 

Did You Know? 

That Mr. Hooper amuses himself by making a garden and watching his bees.' 

That one of our learned faculty is quite accomplished in many lines other than teach- 
ing.'' We take pleasure in announcing that Mr. McAIurry has designed school houses, 
garages, and even a jail! We never thought it of you, Mr. McMurry. 

That Mr. Eggers is a man of many clubs! How would you like to have these after 
your name: W. D. M. T. A., C. S. A. A., L. S. A. A., C. R. I & P., C. L. S., S. S. L..? 
Who's our authority.' Ask him. 

That a rumor that Mr. Ashley had been seen sliding down the banister at the Parker 
Practice spread consternation throughout the school.' On thorough investigation the 
report was substantiated, but the original reporter had failed to attach the suffix Jr. 

That Mr. Hill, our able historian, can wash dishes and whistle tunes, and that his 
favorite pastime is playing tennis.' 

That a humble Senior recently saw .Mr. Buchholz two-stepping down the halls of the 
Harrison School, to the melody of the piano on the floor above.' 

The Emblem 

Many students who have entered this Normal School at different times have been 
surprised when they heard that the school had no seal or emblem which would stand for 
the school on pins and rings, and which could be used as a decoration for the year-book, 
the weekly, and in any place where a decoration was needed. The present Upper Senior 
class must have felt this need to be more urgent than previous classes had, for it decided 
that during its time the school would get an emblem if such a thing were possible. 

A committee was appointed for this purpose. This committee has been a long time 
at work, but it has accomplished its purpose, and the emblem, as it appears on the cover 
of this book, is an accepted part of our school decoration. 

In order that the emblem might be a school emblem and not merely a class emblem, 
it had to be an expression of the ideas of the whole school. Committees were appointed 
from the other three classes, and three members of our faculty — Miss Trilling, Miss Hutchi- 
son, and Mr. Morrow — were appointed as advisors. This committee thought that the 
traditions of the school, such as the pine, ought to be embodied in the emblem, and that 
we should get the ideas of the school as to the form the emblem should take. Mr. Hosic 
talked to the school about the traditions, and then the students were asked to give, i-n written 
form, their suggestions. From the response to this request, it was evident that the ideas of 
the school on this subject were rather hazy and indefinite. 

In order to arouse more enthusiasm, we talked about the emblem in our class meetings, 
and had it written up in the Weekly. Then we called again for suggestions in the form of 
sketches. These were given to Mr. Eggers, who had very kindly consented to make our 
finished emblem, using the ideas suggested by the sketches. Mr. Eggers made several 
sketches, which were voted on by the whole school. The emblem which was chosen won 
over the others by a large majority, and it received a majority of the votes of each class 
in the school. 

The emblem will be adapted to our pins and rings, and in order that it may be a 
permanent part of our school decoration, the Upper Senior class will present it in some 
form to the school as a gift. Mildred A. Chinlund. 
























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GOLDIE ABRAHAM, 3060 East gzd St., 
South Chicago. 

It may be truthfully said that she is quiet. All her 
time is spent in thinking, so she hasn't time to talk. 
But she always gets there just the same. 

ELIZABETH AIKEN, 3752 North Lin- 
coln St. 
Last year we used to see much of her laughing 
brown eyes, and dimples, but this year they seem to 
be gone — not her eyes but her smiles. 

HAZEL ALLGIER, 521 North Kedzie Ave. 

We have our Elective Music Class, but oh! you 
Brahma! Some day after Hazel has finished this 
beloved college, her name will be written in the 
Book of Fame, for the perfect rendition of Brahma 
in some mosque, for did not Miss Garthe say it was 
particularly adapted to her voice.' 

GERTRUDE ALLEN, 1352 North Ham- 
lin Ave. 

Her favorite subject is gymnastics. She developed 
acrobatic propensities at a very early age and was 
a source of constant alarm to her parents. She 
feels sure that she will at least be able to "handle" 
the children. Gertrude is one of those ever-ready, 
helpful girls who meet their obligations cheerfully. 
If she proves as true a friend in the future as she 
has in the past, she will never want for happiness. 

AGNES C. ANDERSEN, 41 14 West 20th 

Which one is that.' The smaller of the two. A 
quiet, retiring girl. When in doubt as to something 
in geographv ask her, because she knows. 

AGNES M. ANDERSEN, 2313 North 
Lawndale Ave. 
Another one of the "quiets," a studious child who 
has become famous for her "Grieg Recital." 

MINNIE ANDERSON, 143 1 Tripp Ave. 

Very economical of speech is Minnie Anderson. In 
fact, 'tis rumored that she doth weigh each word, to 
see that there be no loss. But though she speaks little, 
Minnie says much; in a class she is the relief com- 
mittee, coming to the rescue when everyone else 
has said the wrong thing. 

ALICE ANDREWS, 150 North Wood St. 

One of the indispensable things in a class is, surely, 
a little wit and humor. And we should be grateful 
to any one who can furnish a bit. If you ever sat 
next to Alice, you probably know that she has the 
magic power to conjure a laugh out of any situation. 
A joUv time always follows in her wake. 

Lincoln St. 

Hers is a pure, sweet face, brightened by a sunny 
smile, and, although she is but a wee sma' lass, she is 
generous and true for a' that. 

HATTIE ARNSTEIN, 4219 Calumet Ave. 

A remarkably nice, bright young lady. A mathe- 
matics student — practiced in it, of course. Taught 
gym., and nature study too; even did special teach- 
ing in gym. 

DOROTHEA ARONER, 1115 South Hal- 
sted St. 
A wonder at story-telling. The oral expression 
class will vouch for that. She is a worker in every- 
thing, especially in settlement work. Many a poor 
little West Side girl is thankful that Dorothea Aroner 
tumbled from a star once upon a time. 

GRACE ARADO, 1401 Wells St. 

.^ jolly good lass, Grace Arado, 

Is liked by her teachers and class, oh! 

An historian of note. 

She should have the vote — 

This robust young maid, Grace Arado. 

EDNA BABER, 400 South Homan Ave. 

Chicago had better guard her gates, or one of her 
most charming conversationalists will be running 
away and spending the remainder of her days at 
Sinsinawa, Wis. Can't you imagine her a nun.' 

ISABELLE BARRY, 2335 South Ridge- 
wny Ave. 
Harrison Fisher should have claimed her for a 
model long ago. She plays and sings, and liked 
geography a great deal until — she began to 
teach it. 

VIOLA BAUER, 2610 Mildred Ave. 

Viola Bauer, the stately queen of the "bangs," 
has developed an operatic voice, as was noted in the 
elective music class. One of her most potent 
charms is her strong "grip." 

ILMA BAYLE, 3652 Wabansia Ave. 

lima is quite a talented child — she dotes on music, 
both vocal and instrumental, and was formerly the 
mainstay of the gossip section of the Weekly. We 
are afraid lima is inclined to be a coquette, but at 
Normal she has no chance to exercise her talent in 
that direction. 

LUCY BLAHA, Berwyn, 111. 

A very agreeable young person, who enjoys herself 
wherever she goes. If she doesn't like the procedure 
of events, she just calmly falls asleep. But then — 
she's not the only one. \^ 

JESSIE BOHRER, 1841 Nels"?^^r 

The borer in the tree of knowledge? Also the 
juvenile party specialist, and the gone-but-not- 
forgotten groom of the S. D. C. initiation. Bokoo 
performance, Jessie; keep it up. 

ELSIE BOOMGARN, 3236 West 12th St. 

The dignified Elsie Boomgarn 

Was once overheard to say "Darn!" 

The cause of her trouble 

Was the loss of her double (Clara Ryan), 

Who was found on her way to the barn. 

FERN BOOTH, 4240 Berteau Ave. 

Fern has grown exceedingly thin because of hard 
work. She greets you with a serious mein, yet 
there is a little twinkle in her eye that warns you 
that she is not so serious as she looks. 

cello Ave. 

Graduate of a well-known Northwest Side grammar 
school, also of Tule>', where she was a society leader. 
Intended to be an actress, but decided that school 
teaching pays better. Very fond of the Harrison 

LOTTIE BRUFF, 1539 Chicago Road, 
Chicago Heights. 

Lottie isn't famous. No! No one ever said she was. 
She is particularly fond of the country, and rural 
delights to be found there in — bob-sleighing and 
summer resorting. We are afraid that Lottie is not 
quite as serious as she ought to be, pedagogically 
speaking, but then — 

MARY BURKE, 7815 Peoria St. 

Mary has done that most difficult of things, made 
a "hit" with her seventh grade students on account 
of her learning. Enough said, but oh, the dodges 
on the way home from the Carter school! 

GERTRUDE BUTLER, 639 West 43d PI. 

Though we try hard not to, we envy Gertrude, for 
she keeps her work and play apart and yet does 
both well. She is our jolly "Gert" and our "bril- 
liant Gertrude" in the right place at the right time. 

penter St. 

Margaret's chief purpose in life is making paper 
flowers for the young Harrisonites. We have seen 
her thusly engaged for minutes at a time. Margaret 
is the backbone of the Current Topics Club, also, 
but prefers the former occupation. 

MAY CAMERON, 5331 Winthrop Ave. 

Elizabeth's shadow. She always was quiet. It 
must be her influence that is working on Elizabeth. 
Her special hobby seems to be collecting "crossed 
gun pins." 

GLADYS CARPENTER, 7516 Coles Ave. 

A very sedate and quiet young miss she appears to 
be. But looks are often deceiving. She is really a 
mischief when she starts. 

ESTELLE CARRIER, 1420 West 71st St. 

We stand in great awe of Estelle. She fusses little 
and worries not at all, and yet gets the very thing 

MILDRED CHINLUND, 3756 Sheffield 

Of emblem fame. Often heard to e.xclaim in a 
tragic voice, "Oh! there's that old pin man again." 
But how could she help being tragic when she was 
a member of the cast of "A Night Off"? 

RAE CHRISTIE, 1537 Diversey Blvd. 

There aren't many Rae Christies in this world, 
and we were fortunate indeed to have ours. She 
will long linger in our memory as the kind, helpful 
and loyal friend to all. And in the realm of music 
Rae dwells, too. But she showed her genius when she 
explained "Cleon" — yes, actually "Cleon" — to a 
class that was consumed with admiration and 

nia Ave. 

Ne.xt in line is our little minute. It has been said 
that if Marguerite would not run so much she 
might grow a second, but since she is so fond of that 
"dear" Miss Baldwin, she just has to stay and 
chat with her, and as a result, she must run as 
hard as she can to get that Nature Study before 
Dr. Smith calls the roll. 


Our tall, happy friend, Catherine Clarke, 

Is always prepared for a lark. 

Still, she's ever at work, 

Ne'er her duty did shirk, 

And this explains her high mark. 

MARION COLEMAN, 421 East 42d PI. 

Beautiful faces are those that wear, 
It matters little if dark or fair; 
Gladness and sunshine printed there. 

GRACE COUGHLIN, 2958 Walnut St. 

"Oh! I'm so tired! I wish it were last hour, and 
here it's only fourth. Sure, Nature Study is my 
last-hour class, and, as easy as it is, there is nothing 
too easy for me." So says Grace; but never mind, 
she'll make it up when she gets out teaching. 

ROSE CUNEO, 1350 La Salle Ave. 

Rose Cuneo the school cherub and champion Nature 
Study shark! Rose can absorb more nature stud;- 
per quart than any other member of this school. 
We predict she will be a horticulturist. 

HESTER CUPPAGE, 1238 North Kedzie 

The princess of the United Kingdom — and she 
only a slip of a girl. Well! Well! And, in her own 
words, "a pocket edition of Mrs. Hardinge." 

EMILY CUSON, 1546 West 13th St. 

Emily is an authority on coifl^ures; also on banquets 
— she has one every noon — 33 cents. Besides 
adding to the prosperity of the lunchroom, Cutie 
spends her time in the gentle art of histrionic 
astronomy (that is, her best beloved study of 
dramatic stars). 

MIRIAM COLLINS, 1919 Park Ave. 

Her virtues are many. Her one transgression 
occurred when she "tripped the light fantastic 
toe" under the eyes of an unsought audience. 

MARIE DARGAN, 1641 West 99th St. 

Marie's pet abomination is carrying a basket of 
geraniums down to the Harrison, on the morning 
train, where she knows everybody. We judge 
further comment unnecessary. 

BEATRICE DAWSON, 1450 East 51st St. 

If you happen to be passing the chemistry laboratory, 
or in fact, if you are within a mile of Normal, and 
notice a peculiar odor like unto limburger cheese 
(tho it really is pineapple ester), you will know Miss 
Dawson is at work in the "lab." 

ETHEL DENMAN, 7217 Langley Ave. 

Ethel is another of our studiously inclined and 
cerise-hatted damsels. We haven't any inside 
information about her past histor\-, but we know 
she is one of the Harrison's enthusiastic quota of 
Nature Studiers. 

MARGIE DOHERTY, 1843 South Central 
Park Ave. 
Doherty and Donahue have long been known as 
the Mutt and Jeff combination. Margie, our 
famous Jeff, has a most unnatural craving to visit 
Hamilton Park at noon. We wonder why. 

LORETTA DOLAN, 19 Chalmers Place. 

Will you ever forget Loretta's fondness for making 
speeches in history? She is quiet and unassuming, 
but beneath her dignity runs a vein of mirth. Her 
large eyes haunt me still. 

IRENE DONAHUE, 5488 Greenwood Ave. 

The other one! Irene has an expansive smile, a 
joyfully cherubic disposition, and a severely studi- 
ous inclination. Sufficiently enumerated. 

IRENE DOYLE, 433 Tremont St. 

Aside from her psychological and sociological 
opinions, Irene has two very strong beliefs — first; 
that she never snored in a historical atmosphere, 
second, that an Adamless Eden is impossible. To 
the first, we say "Prove it"; to the second, we bow 
to her superior judgment. 

HAZEL DUNLEAVY, 2817 North Robev 

She is never known to shirk. Hazel is one of those 
quiet kind whose "silent effort moves the world." 

ELSIE DYER, 1917 North Lawndale Ave. 

A very business-like girl with a great many affairs 
to attend to. We know her when she is coming 
down the hall, by her business-like walk. 

CORA ECKOFF, 5904 Evergreen St., 
Norwood Park. 

If Cora has ever defied the bounds of propriety, she 
has successfully concealed the fact from the scribes. 
Her talents are many, but we can best describe 
them in the words, "She doeth all things well." 

INEZ ENGLISH, Wilmette. 

Small credit is due a student who lives a block from 
school and gets there on time. But when one comes 
"way from the country" (Wilmette, I mean) and 
is never tardy, she certainly deserves praise — 
doesn't she, Inez? 

IRENE FARRELL, 2968 Prairie Ave. 

One of the four hundred. Favorite study, education, 
altho she seems e.xceedingly fond of English. Spends 
every minute outside of school hours sewing; has 
no use whatever for men. Especially fond of 

ELSIE FISHER, 1406 Cleveland Ave. 

Cares and worries do not beset this calm individual. 
Let it be recorded for future ages, that e'en when 
she was in practice, it was a pleasure to be with her, 
for she did not pour into the ears of those about her 
an everlasting tale of woe. 

ANNA FENNESSY, 523 East 46th Place. 

To her, life is a serious problem. She is an efiicient 
and loyal worker. 

ELLEN FLYNN, 4235 Jackson Blvd. 

Nature Study is Ella's forte. She knows the differ- 
ence between an atom and a molecule, the Par- 
dalinum and the Tenuifolium. But best of all, 
she keeps this knowledge to herself. 

LILLIAN FLUMEY, 2507 North Campbell 

"Have you that article ready for the school book.'" 
This is Lillian, our eminent psychologic household 
artist, who is studying the wherefores why people 
do not hand in material. We admire her industry. 

IDA FOGELSON, 2334 State St. 

Ida's chief sorrow in life is her diminutive figure. 
As one consoling balm, we offer the old proverb, 
"Best goods, etc."; as another, we remind her of the 
recognized right of small people to "depend," and 
a mathematical leaning-post is not forbidden. 

SARAH FOLEY, 6547 Hermitage Ave. 

.\11 the treasurers love Sarah. She pays the full 
amount of her dues without being asked and never 
e.xpects or demands that it be immediately returned 
a hundredfold. Yet she wears no wings and walks 

CHRISTINE FUCHS, 522 Michigan Ave. 

Our L'niversity student, with the mathematical 
lieadpiece. She is an enthusiast in the cause of 
education — co-education, in particular. 

FLORENCE FOX, 6926 East End Ave. 

A more attractive girl than Florence Fox we've 
never met. With a smile and a greeting for every- 
one, she brings cheer to all. 

IRENE FRANK, 3744 Osgood St. 

Irene is a worshiper of a certain member of our 
faculty, and an enthusiastic votary at the shrine of 
the elective music. Besides marked histrionic 
abilitv, Irene can write gorgeouslv, though she won't 
admit it. 

HONOR FUGE, 5041 North Superior St. 

A history student of promise; in fact, a promising 
student in everything. When her name is pro- 
nounced in class by certain members of the faculty, 
a little shy on their pronunciation, one immediately 
thinks of a certain delightful sweet. 

MARY GALLAGHER, 1821 Indiana Ave. 

Behold, a majestic, dignified personage in our midst, 
befriending all who need her help and scattering 
smiles to all — as well as losing avoirdupois (for 
which, by the way, she never advertises). 

PHILLIP GELLING, 7331 Phillips Ave. 

Our one, lone manual training boy! Altho he seems 
to be always trying to hide himself in Room 316, 
or in the basement, we have found out that he is 
really very nice. 

FRANCIS J. GERTY, 6507 Parnell Ave. 

This young man is remarkable for his devotion to 
the ethically sound and the ultimate — . He is also 
noted for his artistic propensities, his literature, 
his executive ability, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., 
ad lib. His particular hobby, however, is picnicking. 

MARY GILLIES, 2910 Dickens Ave. 

Known at Tuley as "Diabolica," famous essayist 
and novelist. Her favorite pastimes are cooking 
and playing tennis; seems quiet, but — 

ALICE GLEESON, 3919 Harvard St. 

She can laugh and talk voluminously out of class — 
but in it, she just calmly sits and puffs the peace 
pipe, as she did in Rip Van Winkle. 

IDA GORDON, 1426 South Haisted St. 

Ida is a nice, quiet, studious maiden in school — 
but rumor hath it that when at home, she is con- 
siderably lively. We are surprised, Ida. As a 
future teacher, we — 

NELLIE GRAPE, 4442 North 46th Ave. 

Nellie loves tennis above all things on earth and 
teaching "Math" the next. A wise and bonnie 
maiden is Nellie, only a trifle inclined to lanes. 

EBBA HAGLIND, 3134 Vernon Ave. 

Ebba knows a beauteous street-car story, which 
she will relate to you on request! Also, Ebba is a 
geography shark, and a very bright and i 

AGNES HALEY, 2456, 38th St. 

Small in stature only — continually raving about 
the Harrison School. Everybody's friend. 


Esther could go to the L'niversity if she wanted to, 
but she really prefers to teach. We can readily 
understand this, for we know her special fondness 
for a certain room at the Harrison School. 

HELEN HANRAHAN, 2933 Haynes Ct. 

She and Agnes Haley are inseparable. Industrious 
and capable. Prominent club members (.') 

ESTHER HANSEN, 10150 Muskegon Ave. 

Esther is the least conceited of mortals, yet she has 
good reason to be so, if she wanted to. She has 
lost pounds and pounds over an unhappy love 
affair with a man in South Chicago and an "un- 
satisfied ambition to join the glee club." 

BERTHA HANSEN, 1836 North Spauldine 


ISABELLE HARRISON, 4427 Linden Ave. 

Leader of "high life" in Irving Parle. Loves 
mathematics. \'ery- fond of the Harrison School. 


Catherine is the famous business woman of the 
S. D. C. She goes around with a yard of tickets and 
a pained, an.xious e.xpression that wrings our 
heartstrings. But, altho she is such a good little 
girl, there are rumors of a romance with a certain 
young gentleman in our midst. 

ANNE HEAGNEY, 4648 Emerald Ave. 

.Anne is our bright and shining light; and she has 
shone out very faithfully during her stay at Normal. 
We all know her intense love for writing themes, 
but her chief triumphs were won in the debating 

MAISIE HILL, 322 East 68th St. 

Plays the violin. Plays tennis. Does not play in 
practice. Hard worker. Terribly worried about 
her freckles. 


X. D. girl. Well known as singing teacher, chorister, 
and famous for rendition of the title role in "Car- 
men." One of the "Three." Usually found in the 
library or wherever there is a piano. A very con- 
scientious worker, but always ready for fun. 

BESSIE HJORTH, 153 North Walnut Ave" 

.\ teacher ever since she came — 
Teaching people to pronounce her name. 

ETHEL HOGAN, 6625 La Fayette Ave. 

Ethel Hogan has been the belle of society ever since 
her arrival here. We need not say anything about 
her feelings toward the opposite se.x, or their 
feelings toward her, as those are well known. Her 
daily noon time duty, pickles and candy; her favor- 
ite pastimes, standing in the halls and editing 

KATHRYN HURLEY, 3638 Fifth Ave. 

She has many charms of mind and body; but, best 
of all, she is a staunch, true friend. Her hobby is art. 

NORMA JENSEN, 3936 North Ridgeuay 

.\t first we decided that chemistry was Norma's 
favorite study, and then we said it was art. Since 
then, we have changed our minds so often that we've 
decided to say practicing. Long ago, in high school 
days she was a master hand at breaking track team 
records. What might have happened had we a 
track at Normal! 

MAGDA JENSEN, 3936 North Ridgeway 

Without a doubt, Magda e.xcels in history. She has 
actually been known to walk out of Room 3 10 
flaunting "e.xam" papers marked one hundred. 
That would be the acme of success to most of us. 
We are waiting with bated breath the editing of 
"Jensen's History of Time." 

ESTHER JOHNSON, 5705 Peoria St. 

Why is Esther carrying all those books.' Is she 
starting a circulating library.' Oh! no — she is 
preparing her history topic. If you wish to know 
anythin^-hat happened from the time of the flood, 
ask her. She probably has a reference to it in one 
of her "topics." 

LILLIE JOHNSON, 4130 North Harding 

LiUie is another of those very studious, very sweet, 
and very pretty little girls. B'rom all the commo- 
tion she makes, you'd never know she was around, 
but when you do see her, she is well worth your 

LAVINIA JORDON, 11455 ^Vatt Ave. 

Lavinia likes to walk, talk, and sing. (We are 
basing our statements on observation.) However, 
she does not attempt to do more than two of them 
at once. Hence we allow her to enjoy herself in 
peace — mostly always. 

worth Ave. 
When Margaret is around, two senses of her friends 
are invariably stimulated: auditoryand visual — 
the former in no small degree. Yet, Margaret dear, 
we love you much, for you talk well, tho long. 

ELLA KELLY, 2912 Lowe Ave. 

Xo doubt, you have heard how well Ella Kelly can 
recite in history without having studied all night. 
She is just such a marvel in psychology, chemistr;-, 

ELEANOR KELLOGG, 537 East 46th 

Yes. best beloved, this is "Ye Ed" who has scored us 
so many times in the pages of the Weeklj". However, 
every great person has his weakness; her weakness 
consists of pickles and ice cream. 

CHARLOTTE KRAUSE, 1952 Seminary 

.Another mathematics student. A chum of a certain 
pink-haired young lady about the same size as she 
is. Once upon a time was Rip Van Winkle's son. 
Helped to write the play, too. 

MIRIAM LARK, 2145 Alice Place. 

Education and its problems is her hobby. It is a 
common sight to see Miriam coming down the hall 
with a huge book on Education. She even takes a 
private course after school. We wonder why! 

HAZEL LARSEN, 1723 North Hancock 

Hazel Larsen is another education fiend in our midst. 
She likes to skate, as can be proved by a glance into 
her locker. Hazel's pet charitv is the Elective 
Music Class. 

FLORENCE LYNN, 7432 Bond Ave. 

.Ask Florence to sing "Um-ha-ha" and "If A'ou're 
Sincere" for you. .As future teachers — well, never 
mind, Florence; but we shouldn't sing things that 
are funny. 

ISABELLE LYONS, 7831 S. May St. 

Isabelle is the exception to the general statement 
that looks are deceiving. She is as sweet and re- 
fined looking as she is tall, and bears out in character 
every desirable quality suggested in feature. 

MARY McAULIFFE, 5117 Center Ave. 

From observation, we judge that Mary's chief 
ambition is to grow tall and handsome (or hand- 
some) and yet remain as slender as the twigs she 
loves. We take great pride in her broad view of 

LORETTA McCarthy, 538 3 2d St. 

A demure maid is Loretta McCarthy, 

.And happy-go lucky is she. 

She loves textiles best 

.And can die with a zest. 

This petite miss, Loretta McCarthy. 

LEONA McCONKEY, 1661 North Mo- 
zart St. 

Another Tuleyite. Very quiet, but in all the fun. 
So full of school spirit that she lost her voice 
rooting for the baseball team. 

LORETTA McCOY, 34 East 11 8th PI. 
Textiles, textiles, this I know, 
For my pocket tells me so; 
Money take for this and that — 
Oh, it leaves your purse so flat! 

ISABELLE McDONELL, 7143 Carpen- 
ter St. 

Isabelle has a lurking fear that she has grown 
masculine since her arrival at Normal — .Normal 
where masculinity is only a dot. She assures us 
that "leading" in round dances is a bad habit. 

jMARYAIcDONOUGH, 6418 Drexel Ave. 

Chemistry specialist. Personally acquainted with 
all the powders (I mean soap powders) on the 
market. Favorite teacher.' Prompt attendant at 
the Milk Lectures. 

SADIE McELLIGOTT, 5923 Indiana Ave. 
Sadie is the mainstay of whatever field of activity 
she enters. The Weekly, the Emblem, the Yellow 
journalists and the elective class in psychology, 
all will miss her sadly. We predict a long life and a 
happy one for Sadie. 

EDNA McFARLAND, 2537 Warren Ave. 

Very quiet and unobtrusive is Edna, preferring 
always to remain in the background but compelled 
to occupy the foreground when the roll of honor is 

FRANCES McGINNIS, 4014 Armour Ave. 

A loyal, sweet girl who is a powerful aid in the minds 
of strife. Her friends are constantly given choice 
bits of information which arise from that paragon 
of virtues, "Charley." 

MARY McGRATH, 48 West 71st St. 

Very practical with common sense. Chatters 
incessantly. Mr. Ashley's rival in psychology (?) 
Owner of the class dress. 

LORETTA McINTYRE, 837 Oakley Blvd. 

If you see a girl in a gray dress, you'll know it's 
Loretta — or at least, if you see Loretta, she will 
have on a gray dress. Sings in the Glee Club. 
Rather quiet, during school hours. 

EVELYN McKAY, 734 Belden Ave. 

Favorite E.xpression — "I have to catch the 2:07." 
The class wit. Sure cure for the blues. 

ington Blvd. 
A look — a nod — and "Ha-Ha" she goes. Often 
caught borrowing paste from neighboring practice 
students who haven't any to lend. 

HELEN McNULTY, 8903 Mackinaw Ave. 

Bright girl from South Chicago. Quite a demon- 
strator in Household Science. 

ESTHER MADSEN, 1652 North Kim- 
ball Ave. 

The astronomer, the grammarian, the mathemati- 
cian and the artistic bookbinder. A bright, shining 
star in every class. 'Nough said! 

GRACE MANTON, 4536 Linden Ave. 

Grace is Lillie's shadow and shares many of her qual- 
ifications. We judge further comment on Grace's 
attractions superfluous. 


A girl pleasing to look upon, pleasing to talk to, 
and more pleasing to live with. Kept bachelor 
maids apartments this winter. Proud of Jefferson 
but more proud of Normal. 

AGNES MATIMORE, 730 West sist St. 

We appreciate Agnes, because of the scarcity of 
artists of her type at Normal. She is an attentive, 
sympathetic and willing listener, and consequently 
in great demand in all crises — assignments and 
"things like that." 

FRANCES MITCHELL, 544 East 43d St. 

Frances is the guiding star of all S. D. C.-ers and 
our chief dramatic shark. She is an enthusiastic 
devotee of certain yellow journals floating here- 
abouts, and of Paw Paw. 


She believes in the policy, "laugh, and the world 
laughs with you," and she has reason for her belief 
because few can withstand her infectious laugh. 

MILDRED MOORE, 516 East 46th Place. 

Mildred is very proud of the fact that she came from 
the country, and she still has an extensive corre- 
spondence with certain individuals in that region. 
Her specialty is dancing — with keen high school 
students — 

ANNE MUELLER, 6536 Perry Ave. 

Anne Mueller's chief trouble is being "six feet tall 
and handsome. " She is bright, as evidenced by her 
performance in Mr. Fairbank's Glee Club and the 
numerous committees she adorns. Her pet sin is 
writing love poems. 


"Unsere Hebe schwester." Martha has lately 
become the manager of one of the most famous 
baseball teams in Chicago. Ask at the Carter 
School for further particulars. Also, she is faintly 
absorbed in manual training. Queer what tastes 
some people have. 

ANNA MULLOY, 4615 Union Ave. 

Anna regards all her friends as Ivory Worshipers, 
and very kindly exhibits a charming "set of ivories" 
on the least provocation. 

MILDRED MUNDT, 1656 Chicago Rd., 
Chicago Heights. 

Oh! Mickey was Dutch and behaved as such. 
How she ever got her nickname with her foregoing 
qualifications passes our comprehension, but any- 
way, she did. !\Iickey loves to orally express, but her 
pet partialit>- is medical students. 

VERA MURPHY, 3733 Grand Ave. 

If you want a hat made, go to Vera. If you want 
to know anything about Carbohydrates, ask Vera. 
If you wish to hear a song — listen to Vera. 

HELEN NEEDLER, 1227 Greenwood Ter. 

"Art for Art's sake" is her motto. If she were 
wise, she would use herself for a model; she could 
find none prettier. 

LILLIAN NELSON, 231 s8th St. 

Lillian is a nice child, but a little fond of red-headed 
masculinitv and nickel sundaes. As a future 
teacher, Lillian, it is remarkable!! Well! Well! 

HARRIET NELSON, 1440 North 42d St. 

Most cosmopolitan is Harriet. She made a dashing 
Cossack last Field Day, a gentle court lady of late 
at dances, and was hailed as "Doctor" by a horde 
of adoring Tonies and Mikes, whose class she 
taught to save life and limb. 

sted St. 

Genevieve is our class cherub, the original one. 
Especially in Education do her seraphic qualities 
shine out. Gen judges the kindergarten a better 
sphere for the action of her mighty brain than a 
mere grade room. We wish her joy. 

JOSEPHINE OGDEN, 71 16 Leavitt St. 

The day was a fortunate one for Normal when Jo 
Ogden arrived. Never was there so conscientious a 
secretary or honest a treasurer. In short, a lively, 
up-to-date, young miss, who's into everything that's 

EMMA OLSON, 2042 Potomac Ave. 

She has delved deep in geography 

And done her best in history, 

But yet we know 

Why we love her so — 

She thinkest of people before study. 

MABEL OOSTERBEEK, 6745 S. Halsted 

It's strange, isn't it, that light-haired people always 
travel together unless practice teaching or a change 
of program separates them? 

ALICE O'SULLIVAN, 2922, 97th St. 

Alice is an oral expression shark, who romps through 
a fairy tale as gleefully as most of us do through 
this sort of thing. She is otherwise a quiet young 

HESTER PAUL, 699 Maple Ave., Blue 

Hester's early days at Normal were wrought with 
fear and trembling, and when she did give utterance 
to an opinion it was, "O, I hate it!" But lo! former 
things have passed away. Hester now enjoys life 
to the brim. 

MARIE PHELAN, 2744 Haddon Ave. 

Marie just loves Education. Vou know-, in that 
class it's so cold, you've got to shiver, and people 
think you are not interested in the subject. But 
we are though, aren't we, Marie.' 

ROSALIE PRITZLAFF, 1847 Sedgwick St. 

Tall, dark, dignified, demure, Rosalie is one of the 
immortal four. She is a cheerful young person, from 
all appearances, and fond of zoology, especially 

JENNIE RANKIN, 4907 Ontario St. 

Blessed be those feasts! Jennie was a scream at the 
S. n. C. initiation. We positively didn't know she 
had it in her, for at other times she is nice and 
quiet (.') with a mischievous twinkle in her eye. 

TERESA RATCH, 2510 Lexington St. 

"Ha, what have we here, by all the gods, a br' — " 
Just a minute; it's a bit too soon. Anyway, she 
is always beloved by us for her smile, not to speak 
of her dimples. 

SUSIE REDHOUSE, 456 West 103d St. 

"For the teacher, dignity is an indispensable at- 

wick St. 

If Gertrude received a small copper coin for each 
smile she flashes, we would be congratulatjng her 
on her rapidly increasing wealth. As it is, we 
appreciate the smiles and give our best one in 

HELEN REINDL, 2618 South 40th Ave. 

The large girl with the large voice. We are glad to 
know Helen here at Normal, because some day 
later we shall be proud to know her as an opera star. 

LOUISE RITTER, 2720 Wilcox Ave. 

Sad fate — hers. Doomed to die an old maid. 
Together with our hearty sympathies and sad 
; congratulations, we will shower her with butter 

ROBY ROBERTS, 6334 Cottage Grove 

Roby — well, these few lines are quite inadequate 
to enumerate her achievements in the dramatic, 
literary, artistic and musical lines, and the gentle 
art of holding hands. Roby loves vines and cases 
, and picnics and all other things that are so perilous 
to single school-marms. 

mont Ave. 

Always ready with a suggestion — always ready 
to help one along. Her charms are in her smile. 
Beware of that smile! 

PAULINE ROSAIRE, 1329 North Ham- 
lin Ave. 

Well known as editor, and S. D. C. "business 
executor." Famous in high school for her essays, 
poems and Laura Jean Libbey department which 
she conducted, probably for the sake of getting 
literary material. Contemplated grand opera, 
but has been thus far contented with the Senior and 
Junior Glee Club. 

ROSE ROONEY, 8922 Buffalo Ave. 

Bookbinding is Rose's passion. Early and late we 
find her at her favorite hobby in her favorite room. 
Even lunch hour is grudged. Yet never does she 

mont Ave. 
Great talker — great actor — great girl, .\pplied 
for position of gym. teacher of Normal. 

ROLLA ROSENTHAL, 2034 Peterson St. 

Northwest Sider — daily support and faithful 
defender of the Halsted street-car line. Hours 
from 8 A. M. to 12 p. M. 

CLARA RYAN, 2107 South Turner Ave. 

If you see a little blonde girl coming along, followed 
by a cloud of dust, you'll know that's Clara; up to 
some mischief or other. Clara is a good scout, so 
we'd better not say anything more about her. 

JULIET RYAN, 3513 Sheffield Ave. 

Poor little Juliet has been on a still hunt for Romeo 
ever since her advent into this world. We prophesy 
she will not be long in finding him. 


So quiet is Elizabeth that only an acute observer 
is aware of her presence. Her name doesn't head 
the list of bluff'ers or failures, however, for though 
exceedingly modest, Elizabeth is able and conscien- 

ELSA SCHEERER, 5227 Magnolia Ave. 

Our "modest violet." We cannot begin to extol 
her accomplishments, first because she will not let 
us, and second because there isn't room. She is 
especially devoted to Pallas .Athene, which probably 
accounts for her wisdom. We may sum it all up 
in saving that she has kept her place in the hearts 
of all who knew her. 


Born a few years ago, spent most of her time since 
then in the "land ob cotten." Graduate of Lake 
View. Through her general efficiency has already 
been assigned as a private instructor in household 
economy, the term beginning some time in July. 
Noted for rosy cheeks and general good nature. 
One of the "three." 

ANNETTA SCHMIDT, 2423 Seminary 

.'Although she's not of the raving type, .\nnetta 
has an artist's soul. 

SUSAN SCULLY, 646 W. 61 st Place. 

Susan had better bring her age certificate when she 
starts teaching in September, as the principals 
might have their doubts. 

MARY SHEAHAN, 5648 Throop St. 

We found it unsafe to go by appearances and put 
Mary in the category of persons "seen but not 
heard." She can be heard very much on certain 

MARGARET SHIELDS, 5652 Princeton 

Margaret Shields is another young person — a 
"rara avis" in our domicile here. She is quiet 
unless she rises in wrath and resents being called 
"rara avis." You probably won't hear any commo- 
tion in her direction. 

JOSEPH B. SHINE, 722 Englewood Ave. 

For a long time (.') he has been pleasing the world 
with his brilliant and illuminating speeches. .\ 
veritable William Jennings. If he isn't gray- 
headed by the time this book is out it won't be 
the fault of the contributors. 

EDNA SHORT, 4012 West Polk St. 

.411 Edna Short ever accomplished was the making 
of that red-flower-covered hat. Even if you don't 
know Edna, you must know the hat! Like all the 
rest of Edna's achievements, it is wonderful. 


She can work perfect wonders with her camera. 
If you ever feel "out of sorts," just ask to see some of 
her photographs of woods and fields and flowers. 
Xot only does she deal in pictures of them, but in 
the real articles as well. She made rooms i and 2 
of the Harrison School bloom like a conservatory. 

ELSIE SIMPSON, 6741 Emerald Ave. 

A student in every sense of the word! We have 
not as yet discovered any pet hobbies, but she has 
plenty of books and plenty of work to do. 

MAE SKOBIS, 2336 South Kedzie Ave. 

Oh! she dances such a way 
No sun upon an Easter day 
Is half so fine a sight. 

MABEL STEWART, 4424 Union Ave. 

She was never absent a day from school until she 
contracted a severe case of mumps. We regret her 
swollen face. 

MINNIE STROSCHER, 1634 Addison St. 

Minnie is our milk shark. She drinks several 
pounds of milk a day in an efi'ort to accumulate 
a few ounces of avoirdupois, but so far she has not 
been very successful. 

HAZEL STILLMAN, 4714 Champlain Ave. 

A girl who has delved deeply into ancient lore, 
yet has found time to play. But, to quote her own 
words, she never does anything. 

MARY SOUKUP, 2330 Millard Ave. 

Mary Soukup, a student deep, 

Possesses knowledge, heap upon heap. 

Yet for all this, you know 

That we love her so 

Her leaving shall make us all weep. 

MABEL A. SULLIVAN, 4823 Kenmore 

Mabel enjoxs directing a song for Mr. Fairbank 
more than anything, .^sk her, if you don't believe 
us. She's famous in the S. D. C, as her words will 
go down to future club members (in the minutes 
of the meeting). 

ANNA SWANSON, 6805 Langley Ave. 

.Anna Swanson is the most unobtrusive person 
imaginable, and bright as those people usually are. 
We think she will make an excellent teacher, and 

sh he 


CATHERINE TAHENY, 6859 S. Western 

Is she not a bonny lassie.' Even if we do see her 
jumping off the car slipperless, in her haste to make 
second hour in time, we love her just the same. 
Courage, Kitty, you'll get there ne.xt time — maybe. 

MYRTLE TAYLOR, 2752 Park Ave. 

We are indeed very proud to know .Mrytle. When 
we know Myrtle is going to sing, we are always 
right there. 

RUTH TREVETT, 3124 Lowe Ave. 

We hear from all sides that Ruthie is a "good 
scout." Its awful to have a reputation like that to 
uphold, and we only hope she won't get gray-headed 
trying to do so. 

MAYLOU VON GOENS, 1973 N. Rock- 
well Ave. 

Noted for efficiency as club president. Adept at 
introducing college professors, famous artists, etc. 
Future instructor of psychology. 


Beatrice is a very dignified appearing young 
person, but, you know, still waters run deep. We 
don't know any particular scandal about her, 
but judging from the flirtations of Frances, with 
high school pupils. (.Note — Frances is her best 

CLARA WALD, 1739 Greenwood Ave. 

Clara has had her troubles — once in the shape of a 
country school, but we hope she has recovered from 
all her worries, for Normal is a panacea for all. 

HELEN WALL, 4235 Fifth Ave. 

We strongly suspect that Helen has found the 
secret of Eternal Youth and is selfishly guarding it. 
We know that she has not grown older in two years 
and we verily believe she will never grow old. 

CATHERINE WALSH, 1105 West Gar- 
field Blvd. 

Catherine Walsh has a persuasive manner to say 
the least. We are judging by the tons of subscriptions 
for the school book she brought in. Keep up the 
blarney, Catherine, and don't go out in the sun. 

ANNA WARD, 3742 Osgood St. 

.Anna Ward is not one to waste time in raillery or 
light-hearted merriment. She is one who says just 
what she thinks and little cares for consequences. 
No doubt, .Anna will some day figure highly on a 
suflPragette platform. 

GENE\"IE\E WATSOX, 4456 West Wil- 
son Ave. 

"My love's like a red, red rose." Ever since the 
fifth of September, two years ago, she has been cap- 
tivating the hearts of all of us. Although she is 
demure and quiet, somehow we alwaj's know when 
she is in the room, and we feel the happier for it. 

GRACE WEBBER, 4326 Adams St. 

Grace is quite a heart-breaker and if there were more 
masculine members of the school, we suspect that 
she would have a long string of scalps. As it is, she 
manages to keep things stirred up considerably 
wherever she is, especiallv on the "L" going home. 

JAMES A. WEBER, 2334 Ridgeway Ave. 

Takes pictures of anyone for any price, any time. 
In fact, he's always "taking!" Isn't it so, girls? 
We predict that he will be a rival to Sykes. 

JULIANNA WILD, 3739 Wabash Ave. 

The young whirlwind, who can raise a bigger 
rumpus out of nothing (on the stage, of course) 
than any one we ever saw. She is the celebrated 
veteran of two S. D. C. plays and the greatest 
comedian of the age. 

AIARIE WRIGHT, 2225 Burlington St. 

She always smiles, always has a cheery word, a 
clever quip, and her eyes are forever a-twinkle, like 
a mischievous boy's — yes, that's Marie. She also 
has remarkable ability to teach that song, "The 
Owl and the Pussv Cat." 

Wilson Ave. 

.■\ domestic 
household ar 
and moonlight picnics. 

HELEX IXGHAM, 244 West 73d St. 

Gentleness and modesty have molded this sweet 
girl. Her hobby is French. 

JAMES PICKETT, 823 East 90th St. 

Never was such a stir in C. T. C. as when Mr. 
Pickett appeared on the scene. Altho he was quiet 
and retiring, many a young lady began to set her 
curls straight as soon as he was seen. " Spike" 

MRS. SCHROEDER, 6723 Xorth Ashland 

Mrs. Schroeder has been solemnly voted "a dear" 
by all who know her. She seems to have the secret 
of eternal youth and boundless knowledge. She 
is always busy and happy, and we like her heaps. 

MRS. MARY BERETON, 6220 Kimbark 

How truly is a kind heart a fountain of gladness, 
making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. 





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We look at her, and look again; then in amazement ask her age. This sweet response from our youngest 
comes: "I'm verv near sixteen." 


If you need a piece of soap, a needle, or a pin, ask Alice Barry for it, as she has everything. If you want 
a fountain pen, always tilled with ink, ask Miss Barry, for she's the Kindergarten handy man. 


If those of us who spend our time in talking would stop and think of Clara, we'd find the gift of listening. 


This haughty maiden, stately, doth our attention hold, for hath she not in dramatics won hearts of heroes, 
brave and bold.' 


No weight of the universe upon these young shoulders doth rest, for Ruth is always happy and joll\-. In 
fact, she is one of our best. 


"Dancing" is Edna's middle name. To a casual observer it would seem she danced because she liked to; 
but no, she does it to develop her muscles and to prevent a nervous breakdown. 


"Mary, Marv, quite contrarv, how does vour garden grow?" Marv savs that she doesn't know, and never 
will, for of Nature Study she has had her fill. 


Information, education! Facts and theories clash: 
Argumentation is vexation; theories go to smash. 


A lady small is Mrs. Brown; she once taught school in our town. 
Authority on babies small, and e'en on husbands too, 
With theories on each and all; I like her well — don't you? 


Anna reminds one of a glimmer of light, for she is never downhearted, and always has a pleasant smile 
and a cheerful word for everj'one. 


She dances and she dances, with a merry face and a twinkling eye. If her standing, I were asked, "She 
is our little coquette," I'd reply. 


This dainty maiden, timid, in art doth truly shine, for hath she not made numerous designs including an 
emblem, the pine? 


Ethel plays an important part in the Debating Club, and although she debates very earnestly, her fate 
whether good or bad never affects her disposition. 


Her sparkling eye and rosy cheek, her manner modest, mild and meek, all these, "Miss Maywood's" knowl- 
edge of the world bespeak. 


Gwendolyn very seldom speaks much above a whisper, and is timid and sweet, but beloved by all. 


Broad grin; lady small; Olive Davis — that's all. 


A very determined miss who has decided suffrage for women would mar all bliss, but that Normal minus 
"Math." would be worse than this. 


After graduating, she desired a crown of laurel, so back she came to be a "deaf oral." 


If you've ever heard the ring of silver, if you've ever heard a quarter fall, you know what happens when 
Harriet, our bonny treasurer, meets a "back pay" in the halh 


Reciting clever poems is her lot, and ne'er a word and ne'er a thought forgot. 


Public speaking, for the greater part, is to her a wholesome art. 


This blushing lad, the only one of all the class, is fearful of every lass, for round him press the girls in crowds 
and flocks, to see poor David of the golden locks. 


When singing, far spread is her fame; in cooking and sewing 'tis just the same, so what's to prevent her from 
changing her name: 


A "griffin" only in name, for meek and modest she is just the same. 


Ruth certainly can talk. Those who have heard her will agree that she follows close upon Ema White's 
heels, when it comes to e.xtemporaneous speeches. 


Black hair has she, and eyes the same. Seldom she speaks: Howard her name. 


"Home is where the heart is," so runs an ancient song. But modern Bertha does deny this, as her leases 
do not last so verv long. 


Where in geography the great Northwest she e.xpounded, an army of emigrants almost she'd founded; 
but she settled and reigned o'er the third floor east, and exodus from the great conclave ceased. 


"Kleinmadchen" is now her name, gained through hersmallness and her fame for taking things in the lighter 


Ella Kelly's a "Household Arts" lass, nearly always at the head of her class. The things she can do, would 
much surprise you, especially in "chemistry" class. 


This young lady is no relation to Ella, but with her jolly ways we wish her a good time the rest of her days. 


Florence is a pretty lass, who in lessons hopes to pass. She gives her time to dancing gay, but always 
dislikes "Motherplav." 


An orator fit for every clime. Her topic, "baseball, all the time." 


Grave Ellen. But full of fun in spite of her serious mien. An artistic dancer too. 


A conscientious lass who in physiology class doth talk much and well on "Dental Sanitation." 


This young lady so fond of her books quietly resides in the library nooks. 


Our dear friend, Mabel Lundquist has beautiful curls, I insist. We know she is wise, for just look at her 
eyes, this charming and friendly young miss. 


Miss McMahon has a college degree. That is bad enough, you'll all agree. But her greatest fault in class, 
you'll see; she insists upon talking incessantly. 


Our rosy cheeked Anne Malloy is always enchanting and coy; but if she fell off a boat I am sure she'd float, 
and never e'en look for a b(u)ov. 


The biggest thing about this lady is her name. \'era is always singing the latest tunes, and showing us just 
how thev danced in the last plav she saw. 


Of all the different classes, at all the different hours, the one that Laura always picks is that called "Mathe- 



If information's wanted about a fresh-air school; dramatization of a boolc or hygienic rule; the managing of 
instincts in lively girl or boy; you need to seek no further than little Miss McCoy. 


Her speech comes fast; her thoughts come faster. "Math." and science especially please her. 


Firm adherent of the musical art, ever willing, capable of doing her part. 


We bow before you, O Master of the Art of Palmer Method. Grace certainly does not have to worry about 
her writing. In fact, we don't think she needs to worry about anything. 


Black-eyed Gertrude Murphy is a worker with a will; always ready for a jaunt and never wants to kill 
harmless bugs and angle worms in black dirt or sand; Irish wit and Irish grit should go hand in hand. 


For our president three cheers! To our mathematician lend your ears; she'll make her name in the future 
near; and for that prediction never fear. 


Ella — the story writer. O, such good stories! The one bane of her existence, though, is to get to school 
on the right side of nine o'clock. 


In literature she's gifted; Shakespearean "to the core," this lady with "the gentle voice and low." 


This is our young widow fair, but with her pretty face and stately mien, I fear she'll not long so remain. 


Jennie is dignified and quiet. She seems to know what interests children (due to Education), for she is ever 
ready to tell us how to hold their attention. 


Here is another maiden who is proficient in the pushes and pulls of "Palmer." Not only can she write, 
but she can also sing, although we do not hear her often. 


So quiet — yet how much life is under that exterior. 


Whoever thinks of her and doesn't say "little Olive.'" She loves to make speeches, especially history 
topics; and she loves music, too. 


Christine is our poet. She also speaks others' poems; modest Christine! Who knows but she'll be a poet 


Very reticent, but her work speaks for her. 


Artistic is she and a lover of physiology. The best course in the school, however, she says is history. 


Alona Sayle is a maiden fair; with her coronet of brown hair; though she takes "Household Arts," we're 
afraid Cupid's darts will capture her; "Mona, beware!" 


"Left eyebrow raise in two counts." Supposin' this were her only accomplishment, but it isn't. All who 
have seen Ruth dance "The Heart of the Rose" will never forget it nor her. 


Alma, she with the three brothers, simply will not put sufficient study on history. To think of looking 
up every topic in only five different books! ! ! 


Another physiology fiend, who thinks it best for her muscular system that she dance. And in order that 
others may also take the exercise, she goes through appropriate finger movements on the piano. 


A jolly little personage, this "Scotti," you would find, if perchance you were of the same mind. But woe 
betide! What terrifying rage is that when someone mentions "The Owl and the Pussycat?" 


Hail to our student of literature! Marion is particularly fond of English, and at some time in the near 
future we shall be using "Scott's Course in Elementary English." 



Versatile? The Dancing Club, Glee Club, and S. D. C. all claim this lassie. 


Story hours is when we see Jeannie Stewart as she "be," camels tall and "Tabby Grays"; fairy folk with 
mystic lays; all come visiting our class; for this merry, merry lass. 


One of the first things we heard about Stella was that she could sing. The next thing was that she liked 
Psychology, and now we see our "little Stella" as president of the Cui Bono Club. 


Art has captured Elsie's heart; so "swift" her use of brush and pencil; wood carving, weaving and the 


A student, she, with college degree. Her name is Tyler; Math-shark, I'll style her. 


When working hard on stiff committees; tellling tales or writing ditties; be sure to go to .Mary Walker; she 
will gladly be the talker. 


Ema certainly needs something to liven her up; for instance, if we could get her to talk or laugh once in a 
while. As it is she thinks of nothing but instincts and color schemes. 


That she so well in Room 200 did recite is this young lady's chief delight. 


Believe me! Our Miss Williams is a Southern lady true; she's very, very quiet; dignified and charming, too. 

Dream Fugue of a Lower Senior 

With a patronizing air, the Lower Senior entered the rest room, glanced at the humble 
junior inhabitant, and seated herself upon the couch. From the fathomless depths of 
her pocketbook, she extracted an infinitesimal mirror, gazed with satisfaction at her 
wondrous coiffure, and leaned back luxuriously on the only pillow in the room. 

Unbidden, the unsophisticated junior attempted to tell of all the trials and tribulations 
that she suffered in her various classes, and ventured as a final remark, "Have — have you 
a study hour?" 

The Lower Senior removed her contemplative glance from the ceiling, glared, and 
answered haughtily, "No! History! But I despise it, and I'll never get assigned in it, so 
what's the use.'' Anyway, when one reaches my state of intellectuality, close application 
to work is entirely unnecessary." Then murmuring something about the noise and scene 
of carnage in the adjoining penmanship room, she yawned sleepily, and turned her back 

upon the offender. 



Boundless, never ending, extending as far as eye could reach, stretched the plain. 

Bathed in a sickly green light, its mudholes, filled with murky water, winked and blinked 

like wicked eyes at the shivering Lower Senior who stood in the midst of the vast expanse. 

A crooning wind, heavy with damp, crept round her; the plain grew dark, and black clouds 

like witches' fingers clutched the sky. 

Suddenly, with the rush of a torpedo, a long snake-like train of objects hurtled itself 

towards her and crashed into a waterhole. As she jumped nimbly to one side, there was 

just time to see that it was made up of a crazy jumble of street cars, elevated trains, and 

steam cars, before it disappeared. 

Gasping, she looked wildly around for help, and shuddered as a tall gaunt figure draped 

in white appeared in the dim light. With a bony forefinger, it beckoned and she followed. 

As she stumbled along in the wake of the mysterious figure, distant groans smote the air. 

Louder and louder they grew, still louder, until they rang in her ears with horrible clearness. 
Before her were a series of green vats filled with steaming water, and queer little creat- 
ures with bulbous heads and hair that looked suspiciously like young corn danced gleefully 
around, chuckling fiendishly to themselves. With trowels and pitchforks they lifted their 
moaning victims from the ground, and hurled them into the vats. High on a fork, she be- 
held the unsophisticated one, a battered wreck while the strange little crowd shouted a 
ghastly ditty, "A window-garden brown! A window-garden brown! Self-watering! 
Self-watering! Let them drown! Let them drown." 

Half-fainting at the horrible sight, the Lower Senior turned away and trudged on, 
glancing fearfully from side to side, while ever before her stalked the white-robed figure. 
Here were tired-looking girls tracing the map of the world in quicksand; here, round- 
shouldered wretches attempting to add long columns of figures in the mud, or laboriousK- 
carrying stone numbers from one place to another in the vain hope of "casting out the 
nines"; here, hollow-eyed wraiths stenciling designs on water, or murmuring passages from 
"The Odyssey," while from out of the surrounding darkness a voice called, "Let us vocalize 
a little," and mournful howls filled the air. 

On the brink of a black chasm the white figure stopped its relentless march, and said 
to the shrinking, cowering Lower Senior, in a dead, colorless voice, "A victim to those 
tortures you have seen you could not be, but your end has come, for }-ou have adenoids, 

decaying teeth, tuberculosis, spinal curvature, flat feet, and nervous prostration, so down, 
down — down." 

Into the yawning abyss the Senior slipped, as she shrieked despairingly, "Who are 

Far, far above, diabolical laughter mingled with the rattling of bones, and a hollow 
voice answered, "Your 'Human Mechanism.' " 


Through a long, tortuous passage the Lower Senior crept on hands and knees. Musty 
cobwebs brushed her face, and things that crawled scurried away at her approach, while 
the dark air left clammy drops on her forehead. Glimmering and flickering, a tiny bar of 
light far down the passage-way inspired her to fresh efforts, and, growing stronger, revealed 
a door. 

Struggling to her feet, she peered into a room of endless tables, tables filled with dishes 
and tables without; tables, tables everywhere. Not a living spark of protoplasm was to 
be seen, but from all sides came a terrifying din and banging, a deafening clatter and pound- 
ing, a hideous nightmare of sound. The Senior clapped her hands to her ears, for never 
had she heard such a munching, such a crunching, such a lunching! 

When the noise ceased, she entered timidly, for out from the tables had appeared a 
merry little band of elves. One waved a baked bean; another brandished a potato, while 
still another flourished a pickle. Joining hands, they circled to the right, then to the left, 
as they chanted the lunch room menu. The dirge ended, and they vanished. 

As the last notes faded away, an ugly little gnome, dressed in resplendent tinpan armor, 
a soup bowl on his head, banana pie in one hand and a carving knife in the other, came into 
view. With a flourish that would have done credit to the "Senior Dancing Club," he 
bowed to the surrounding atomosphere and did the "Heart of the Rose" with his pie. 

However, catching sight of the hapless Senior he scowled ferociously and came towards 
her. Stealthily, he parried the air with his knife and asked in a husky whisper the date 
of the French and Indian Wars. Trembling and rooted to the spot, the Lower Senior help- 
lessly shook her head, but failed to articulate. Closer and closer he crept, as he murmured, 
"Give the activities of children." 

Then, with a wild gleam in his ejes, he babbled idiotically to himself, "What is an 

instinct.? What is an instinct.'" and lifting his shining knife high overhead, stabbed the 

luckless Senior. Even as she felt the warm life-blood trickle over her hands and before 

oblivion came, she wondered dimly if William Harvey were the famous discoverer of the 

blood circulation. 


Gasping and choking, the Lower Senior sat upright, onh' to stare at one of her boon 
companions, with hair a la Cleopatra, who was engaged in the gentle occupation of sprinkling 
water from a drinking cup on her hands. 

"Thought you never were going to wake up," vouchsafed the second edition of the 
Egyptian princess. "Heard the news.'" 

"What news.'" sputtered the Lower Senior, blinking stupidh'. 

"Assignments are out." 

"What!" exploded the Lower Senior in a voice of thunder, that sent the meek little 
junior scurrying out into the hall. "What did I get.'" 


And with a groan, the Lower Senior said mournfully, "That dream did it." 

F^MA White. 




Class Roll 

Upper Juniors, 1912 



McCarthy, fannie 


McDonnell, cecelia 





Goose Girl Jingles 

Oh, who is so merry, so merry, heigh ho! 

As the young practice teacher, heigh ho! he 
She dances and sings 
When the recess bell rings, 
\\'ith a he^-, and a heigh, and a ho! 

Igh ho! 

Oh, who is so merr}-. so airy, heigh ho! 

As the young practice teacher, heigh ho! heigh ho! 

\\'hen a car slips the traclc. 

And her critic's set back, 
Whh a he\-, and a heieh, and a ho! 

Oh, who is so merry, so merry, heigh ho! 

As the young practice teacher, heigh ho! he 
\\'hen a question's propounded, 
.And she's not confounded, 
With a hey, and a heigh, and a ho! 

igh ho! 


In January, 1912, thirt}'-four girls (and not a single bo}'!) came from seventeen 
different high schools to the Chicago Teachers College, and were enrolled as Lower 
Juniors. This Lower Junior class is the first class to enter since the admission 
requirement was restored from a sixty per cent average to a seventy-five per cent 
average. Therefore, it is a small and very select class. 

At the first class meeting, every member was present, and the class was 
officially introduced to its advisers, Mr. Hinkle and Miss Bruce. The following 
officers were elected: 

Presideyit — H.arriet Schr.^der 

J'ice-President — Lillian O'Coxxell 

Secretary Susie ^L\cDoNALD 

Treasurer — Irene O'Toole 
Besides the twenty-five who are taking the Elementary course, five are taking 
the Household Arts course, and four are taking the Kindergarten course. Although 
they are few in number, they hope to make their mark in the coming history of the 


Lower Junior Roll 



"P ar t Jf^our — Organisations 

A desire for the study of birds and trees on the part of the students of the college 
caused the Field Study Club to be orgainzed in September, nineteen hundred and eleven. 
The following year, the addition of camera work to the work of the club changed the name 
to the Field and Camera Club. 

The club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. In spring and early 
fall, the weather usually determines what the program will be. In pleasant weather, 
trips are taken to the parks or suburbs; in unpleasant weather, birds are studied from 
lantern slides, lectures are delivered, or some form of camera work is taken up. _ 

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the club is the photography. This winter, 
after all the members had learned how to operate the various kinds of cameras and had 
exposed a plate of their own, the developing was undertaken. It was a novelty to most 
members to find the sensitized sides of the plates, dip them in the developing fluid, and 
anxiously watch the image appear. Intensifying and printing were equally interesting. 
This experimenting was done in a very well equipped dark room, where with favorable 
conditions successful results were more certain. 

As a pleasant remembrance of the profitable hours spent in the club, the members 
decided to make a portfolio of pictures and blueprints. 


To us, as future teachers, probably nothing more appeals than that which helps us 
to stand on our feet and talk in a concise and convincing manner. W'e must all admit 
that this is not an easy task. With this in mind, a number of the students formed a 
debating club two years ago, and took as their guide Stephen A. Douglas. Hence the 
name, "Douglas Debating Club." In June, 1912, the club will close the second year of 
its history. The club loses through graduation year many of its faithful members and 
best debaters. 

Serious as is our object, we have not overlooked the social side, and our entertainments 
have been an effectual means of acquainting the members of the club with each other, and 
establishing a friendly spirit between them. 

In the first semester, the principal debate was given January 8, 191 2, before the 
Assembly. The subject was, "Resolved: The State of Illinois Should Adopt the Recall 
for all Elective Officers." IMiss Roby Roberts and Mr. Joseph Shine supported the 
affirmative; Miss Mabel Birmingham and Mr. Francis Gerty the negative. The decision 
was in favor of the affirmative. 

This debate was in preparation for the principal event of the second semester — a 
debate on the same subject with Wheaton College. After a try-out Mr. Shine, Mr. Gertv, 
and Miss Roberts, with Miss Birmingham as substitute, were chosen. 

The debate took place on Saturday evening, February 17, 1912, in the Chapel at 
W heaton College. Our club supported the negative in this debate. Although the de- 
cision was in favor of our opponent, our debaters did excellent work. 

The club is closing a successful \-ear and hopes that succeeding }-ears will prove as 


CuMllINGS — President 
F. Hosic — Faculty Adriser 
Birmingham — Vice-President 

The Senior Dramatic Club, well known and dearly beloved, is the oldest 
club in the school of student organization, and is justly proud of the fact. It has 
had a prosperous year under excellent officers and the plays it has given have been 
unusuallv successful. The officers for nineteen eleven and twelve are: 

Nena Anderson . 
Frances Mitchell 
Elizabeth Gabler 
Frances McGinnis 
Eleanor Johnson 
Harriet Flanders 

President . . . 
Secretary . 
Alternating Secretary 
Treasurer . 
Reporter . 

Frances Mitchell 
Vera Maloney 
Mabel Anne Sullivan 
Ethel Cltmmings 
Beatrice Van Wagner 
Eleanor Kellogg 

The play given in February was "A Night Off," by Augu 
of characters was: 
Susan, maid at the Babbitts ........ 

Prowl, usher at the University ....... 

Justinian Babbitt, Professor of Ancient History in Camptown University 
Harry Damask .......... 

Angelina Damask, his wife, and eldest daughter of the Professor 
Marcus Brutus Snap, theatrical manager ..... 

Lord Mulberry, in pursuit of Jaclc ...... 

Mrs. Zantippa Babbitt, professor of conjugal management in the Professo 


NisBE Babbitt, youngest daughter of the Professor .... 

Marie, servant at Damask's ........ 

Jack Mulberry, in pursuit of fortune under the name of Chumley 

RoBEY Roberts 
Harriet Flanders 
. Josephine Ogden 
Frances Mitchell 
Mildred Chinlund 

Julianna Wild 

Nanon VVincher 

Nena Anderson 

Harriet Flanders 

Eleanor Wilson 

Later on in the ye&v, for the assembly program, the club presented the "Klep- 
tomaniac," a comedy in one act, by Margaret Cameron. The cast was as follows: 

Mrs. John Burton (Peggy), a very forgetful person 
Mrs. Valeria Chase Armsby, a young widow 
Mrs. Charles Dover (Mabel), a young bride . 
Mrs. Preston Ashley (Bertha), who idolizes the a 
Miss Freda Dixon, a determined young lady . 
Miss Evelyn Evans, a journalist . 
Katie, Mrs. Burton's maid .... 


Marie Dargan 

Erna Olschner 

Frances McGinnis 

Kathleen Brennan 

Beatrice Van Wagner 

Mabel Anne Sullivan 

Vera Maloney 





l/ANUAHY 19 . JSn 


One novel and ingenious idea tiiat tlie S. D. C. put into effect this year was the pro- 
cession of the pledge or the initiation. The pledges, in sackcloth or sheets or some equally 
picturesque and uncomfortable garb, carrying lighted candles and wearing their hair in long 
braids, wind about through the darkened auditorium to form the letters S. D. C. The 
initiations are perfectly gorgeous — for the old members. 

The programs at the regular meetings were all good, and the presence of refreshments 
added materially to the public welfare. 

On Saturday, Alay 20, the S. D. C. gave a reunion for the alumnae, many of whom 
returned to renew old friendships and to talk over former plays. "The Kleptomaniac" 
was given, and afterwards the S. D. C. song (the words by Pauline Rosaire) was sung. 
It all made up a very enjoyable afternoon, and there were refreshments, — plenty of them — 
and dancing, too. "The Kleptomaniac" was also given at Lake View High School and at 
Cornell Square. 

The play for the spring was "The Comedy of Errors." The cast was as follows: 

SoLiNus, Duke of Ephesus .... 
Antipholus of Ephesus ( Twin brothers and 

■j sons of ^geon 
Antipholus of Syracuse ( and ^Emelia 
Dromio of Ephesus ( Twin brothers and 

■j attendants upon 
Dromio of Syracuse ' the two Antipholuses 
^GEON, a merchant of Syracuse 
Dr. Pinch, a charlatan 
Balthazar, a merchant 
Angelo, a goldsmith 

Amelia, an abbess and wife of ^geon 
Adriana, wife of Antipholus of Ephesus 
LuciANA, her sister 
Lesbia ..... 

Luce, servant of Adriana 

Arna Mueller 
MiRIAN Larck 
Helen Hunt 
Esther Hansen 

Emily Cuson 
Frances Mitchell 

Seatrice Van Wagner 
r Mae Skobis 

' Julianna Wild 

Pauline Rosaire 

Emily Cuson 

Ethel Fraley 

RoBY Roberts 

Victoria Seaburg 

Marie Dargan 

Josephine Ogden 

Jeannie Stewart 

Frances McGinnis 

Esther Halligan 


Irene Frank 
Grace Webber 
Eleanor Kellogg 
Agnes Anderson 

Criticism of " Comedy of Errors" 

What more can be said of the "Comedy of Errors," presented by the Senior Dramatic 
Club on Friday, May 17, 1912, than that it moved from scene to scene beautifully, without 
a single jerk or pause, — even the curtain did its duty without the usual protests and balk- 

Miss Mitchell and Miss Van Wagner, as the two Antipholuses, played their parts 
with dignity and grace, rendering their speeches in clear, well-defined tones. Josephine 
Ogden, as Adriana, portrayed the jealous, anxious wife with much understanding, and 
Jeannie Stewart, as Luciana, proved a sweet and loving sister. 

The work of the two Dromios, the Misses Skobis and Wild, merits much praise, for 
they kept the comedy light and easy, making every point carry across the footlights, while 
their gestures and facial expressions furnished the audience as much amusement as their 
cleverly rendered speeches. Their meeting in the fifth act was funny indeed. 

Miss Cuson made a very dignified and gracious Duke Solinus, while Pauline Rosaire, 
as the condemned merchant, ^geon, aroused the sympathy of her audience without over- 
doing the pathos. 

Misses Fraley, Roberts, Seaburg, Dargan, Halligan, and McGinnis contributed much 
to making the play a well-rounded whole. The scene in the fourth act in which Adriana 
confronts her husband, Antipholus, and in which he turns on her, was very naturally and 
effectively done. 

Not at any time did the audience feel the strain that so often accompanies amateur 
performances. The actors all seemed sure of themselves and their lines, and refused to be 
diverted or disturbed even by toppling scenery. That their acting was greatly enhanced 
by the beauty of the creams and lavenders of the costumes of the Antipholuses, the gray 
and rose of the jovial Dromios, the splendor of the Duke's royal robes and the flowing, 
graceful gowns of Adriana and her sister, goes without saying. 

In every way did the "Comedy of Errors" prove a success, thus writing another 
triumph in the annals of the S. D. C. 

President of The S. D. C, 191 i. 



Vera Maloney — Vice-President 
Mabel A. Sullivan — Secretary 
Ethel Climming — Alternating 'Secretary 

Current Topics Club 

"What are you doing, dear?" 

"Plotting curves." 


"Plot-ting curves — making a graphic representation of facts for-er-comparison." 

"Oh! For education of course. Isn't it awful! I suppose the subject is 'Rate of 
Growth from — '" 

"Pardon the interruption, but, for once, I am actually not expending my energy on 
education. To forestall another question, I beg to state that I am indicating the attend- 
ance at the Current Topics Club, and, if you will kindly give your attention to the chart for 
a moment, you will observe that most of the strokes are upward. The conclusion I leave 
to you. And if I may further encroach on your valuable time, I should like to inform 
you that, at these large gatherings every two weeks, we (I mean the club members of course) 
have the most interesting talks on current events, with Mrs. Schacht and Mr. Hill kindly 
assisting and — " 

"For goodness sake, stop! I prefer the information in installments ;/ you please. 
But really, dear, do you get any good out of the club?" 

"Any good! Any good! We gain the ability to talk fluently on all current affairs 
from reciprocity to the tick-tick phones and hence are never ill at ease during an intelligent 
discussion. Did you say 'Any good?' dear?" 

"I am converted. I suppose you have tea at your meetings — tea and gossip go well 

"Our discussion 7iever degenerates into mere gossip, and tea is 7iever on the refreshment 
list. Instead, we have ice cream with — well, I won't make your mouth water. And 
listen carefully now, dear; we have more than enough refreshments to go around." 

"No! Really! How do you account for the superfluity?" 

"Well, among other things, you good-natured little lady, remember that you never were 
present. Now run along till I finish my work." 

It is well known that we members of the Literary Club can write plots and 
some of us can develop them into real plays. In September our faculty adviser, 
Mr. Hooper, suggested this as a good line of work for the year. We eagerly took 
his suggestion, and since then have been living in the world of the drama. Three 
one-act-one-scene plays capable of being produced have resulted from our 
enthusiastic effort: "A Toast,"' by Frances C. Ryan; "A Kitchen Episode" by 
Mary Bertolotti; "Her First Caller," b}' Dorothy Lewis. These plays will prob- 
ably be presented before the close of school. "The play's the thing," but not the 
only thing, in the Literar}- Club. We have had frequent social meetings, and one 
large party at Christmas time to serve as recreation, and to give us new vigor for 
our important undertaking. 


The Travel Club has, indeed, traveled far and wide. Of course, there is no 
need to define the purpose of the Club, for it is very evident. It is one of the 
oldest clubs in the school, and one of the most successful. Our class advisers, 
Mrs. Cook and Miss Walker, have been very kind to us by advising and suggesting 
our line of work and entertaining us with lectures. Miss Smithers delivered to 
the club a lecture on "Oriental Means of Communication," which we all enjoyed. 

Besides these programs, we have had many social meetings, and, through the 
enthusiastic efforts of a splendid social committee, we have enjoyed a bit of fun 
along with our more serious pleasure. 

The Home and Community Garden Club 

The Home and Community Garden Club is under the direction of Mr. Smith, of 
the Science Department. The members go to various grammar schools throughout the 
cit\-, upon request of the principals, and organize such pupils as are willing into groups, 
for the purpose of beautifying the school grounds and, in some cases, the neighborhood. 
Often, vacant lots have to be cleared before gardening can be begun. When this is in 
operation, the school children supply the seeds, and the school, the tools. If home gardens 
are made, the parents supply both. It is wonderful to note how one single community or 
home garden becomes the germ of a changed neighborhood. 

Since the club now extends its work throughout the year, it is hoped that its purpose 
will be more fully felt, — to give such students of the school as need it a better under- 
standing of children; to make for a clean city; to afford a better knowledge of gardening to 
all concerned. 

Questions of interest concerning the work are considered at the club meetings, held 
ever}' Monday in the Physical Lecture Room. It is indeed with pleasure that those of us 
who remain look forward to a continuation of the work. 

Rose \'. Mich.aelis. 


The school garden in the city is now common. It is recommended in the course of 
study for Chicago schools, for we are beginning to understand that children like to plant 
and care for growing things, and receive much good in doing so. But in the school garden 
there is rarely enough space to enable each pupil to have a certain space entirely under his 
care, for which he is wholly responsible. Group work under the direction of a teacher is 
what we generally find. And though the boys and girls find pleasure in this, still it is doing 
what "teacher" wants; the garden belongs to the school, not to them; and often at the close 
of school in June, they forget all about it. 

The school garden, however, is not the only kind that the children may work and 
enjoy under supervision. We have now in Chicago two other kinds, called respectively 
home and community gardens, which are under the supervision of persons throughout the 


city who volunteer to do this work. The home garden, as the name implies, is a garden 
at the child's home. The community garden is a garden in an available vacant lot where 
each child of the neighborhood is allowed a plot entirely under his care. The children select 
the lot and with the permission of proper authorities, begin work. Many times the lot is 
full of rubbish of every sort, and the first work is to have it cleared. Then comes the work 
of preparing the soil, which must be spaded and loosened up to be in condition for planting. 
Next, the lot is divided into sections, and each child receives a section. Here he may plant 
whatever he chooses and according to any plan he may make. The result is a great deal of 
competition. Each child has a plan of his own, and takes his supervisor into confidence 
only on condition that she will not let any of his fellow workers "in on it." These arrange- 
ments and plans are often crude; but, nevertheless, the children enjoy making them. Other 
pleasures, too, are likely to come the way of these community gardeners — a day oflf in one 
of the parks, or such another outing arranged by the supervisor for "the garden group." 

It may be interesting to know how these supervisors get to the children in the first 
place. Two years ago, Mr. Shepherd, of the Chicago Teachers College, organized "a com- 
munity garden club," and invited the students of the college to join. A number availed 
themselves of the opportunity. The work of the club was, and is, entirely voluntary, con- 
sisting in garden work at the college in preparation for the summer supervision. The first 
year most of the summer work was done in South Chicago, but last year it was much ex- 
tended, and members of the club were appointed for supervision duty in a number of school 
communities. The hope is that many will now volunteer for the work besides students and 
alumnae of the college. From the side of the children, organization begins with the prin- 
cipals of the schools, who, in a number of cases, form clubs among children already interested 
in gardening, and then apply to the college for supervisors. For home gardens, when the 
supervisor appointed arrives at a school, she is given a list of the club members, their names 
and addresses. In the case of community gardens, meetings are arranged for beforehand 
at the school which the children attend, and here the work is planned. It is important, 
however, to remember that although the supervisors get to the children through the schools, 
still the home and community gardens are in no way school gardens. Any child in the 
neighborhood, whether attending any given school or not, may have a chance. And it is 
not always the children in the neighborhood who become interested, but sometimes the 
older people take notice of the work and encourage it. 

The home gardens are those with which, personally, I had most to do. One hot day 
last spring, with several other girls, I went to the Hamline, one of the schools in the stock- 
yards district, where I am now a cadet. Supervisors for home gardens were needed there. 
Each was furnished with a list of twelve children and also with a guide to take her about 
from place to place, as none of us then knew the neighborhood. Outside, the group sep- 
arated, each supervisor starting off in a difi'erent direction and promising to meet the others 
at the school after she had finished. 

I was received very kindly at most of the houses, but sometimes only after much hesi- 
tating and questioning. Usually, after I had proved myself harmless, Willie or Emma or 
Charlie was allowed to show me the garden and explain in detail everything concerning it, 
reinforced from time to time by his or her anxious parent. It was not always the parents, 
however, who hesitated. Sometimes, on entering a yard, I would hear the angry bark of 
a dog, and I would hastily retire, leaving to the guide the task of informing my gardeners 
that I had arrived. 

In one place, I remember, I was received rather harshly. It was at the home of one 
of the boys of whom I was to have charge. His mother came to the door, and I told her 
my mission. She became very indignant and told me I "had not much to do to be putting 
foolish notions in the child's head," and if he had any time to spare, she would find some- 
thing "worth while" for him to do. I tried to persuade her and explain to her the value 
as well as the pleasure the child would derive from planting and growing plants, but to no 


purpose. The boy said he would love to have a garden, but this onl\- angered his mother 
the more, and she told me I had better go, and she did "not want to see me around again." 
I was hot and tired by this time, and this experience did not add to my comfort. At 
another place I met with a boy's father, who refused to let me speak with his son, for, he 
said, "Charlie is a good boy; he never does any one any harm at home," and he was sure 
he did not bother any one at school; if I wanted to know anything about other boys, Charlie 
would not tell me, so I "might as well go." Never in my life before had I felt so much 
suspected and not wanted! Yet I soon forgot all about these difficulties when, after finish- 
ing my travels, I met my friends at the school, and we started home, each relating to the 
others her experiences. 

I had not expected to find perfect gardens in this neighborhood of the stockyards, but 
neither did I expect to find such dilapidated looking places as were called by the children 
gardens. In one place, in particular, to which I went, the back yard of a large fiat building, 
I was amazed by the display of tin cans, papers, boxes, and rubbish of all descriptions. I 
looked about in vain for the garden, then asked the boy, Victor, where it was. He pointed 
to a corner of the yard; I looked in the direction indicated, trying again to see something 
that looked like a garden and would allow me to utter the exclamation of approval with 
which I generally tried to encourage the children; but I could see nothing. Finally, I 
walked over to the corner, and what poor Victor called a garden was a plot of cinders about 
two by three feet, with one small plant about two inches high and a fence about half a foot 
high enclosing it. I talked with Victor for a while, and we decided that if the yard were 
cleared of all rubbish, a larger space given to the garden, and better soil brought to it, 
more success could be expected. \'ictor's, however, was not the worst, and sometimes 
when, to bad conditions as to gardens, was added laziness and negligence on the part of the 
gardeners, I gave up hope — probably too soon, and discontinued m}- visits. But this 
was very unusual. The greater number worked very hard. 

The second time I visited the children I was disappointed in not finding some of them 
at home. To prevent this occurring again, I divided my district into two parts and ap- 
pointed two boys captains, as it were. I gave each boy a list of the children living near 
him; then every time before my visiting round, I sent postals to the captains, telling them 
to inform their charges that I was coming. This, of course, made the boys feel very im- 
portant, and they alwaj's performed their duty thoroughly, for I would find each child at 
home and nearly every garden well weeded and showing signs of recent attention. One 
child had nothing for a garden but a large soap box, but even from this she raised a good 
supply of lettuce, which the family used. In some cases the children were encouraged by 
their parents, while in others, they had a hard time working in spite of their parents' pro- 
tests. I am glad to be able to say that in many of the latter cases, after the children's 
gardens were growing well, the parents changed their minds and sometimes even went so 
far as to help the children with the work. The children I supervised raised vegetables for 
the most part, and were very fortunate with them; many told me of all they had had for 
table use, and presented me with some of their produce. This, of course, added to their 
interest, for they were proud to be able to contribute to their homes. 

Strange to say, perhaps, I was more interested in \ ictor's garden than in any of the 
others. I think it was because of the adverse conditions in the beginning and the way he 
tried to overcome them. The second time I visited him, the yard was cleared of the rub- 
bish, but his garden did not look very promising. He had carried soil from a lot near by, 
but not enough. W hile I was speaking with him, one of his friends, who went to a parochial 
school, joined us and became interested. He listened for a time and then said he was willing 
to help, and wanted to know if I would "let" him. Of course, I was onl\- too glad, and 
assured him that it mattered not what school he attended. The boys then went to work 
very hard. They carried loads of soil in a small wagon, and when I visited them again, the 
garden was about five feet square. I was pleased, and suggested enlarging the garden still 


more. They did not seem to mind the work at all, even though they had many difficulties; 
for example, the rats, which are quite numerous in that neighborhood, destroyed some of 
their plants, and the children annoyed them. However, after a while the boys got the 
other children "in" with them and they helped rather than disturbed them. After much 
hard work of this sort, their garden looked quite prosperous — far better than I had hoped 
for. It was about eight by five feet with a whitewashed fence about two feet high surround- 
ing it. The fence was not very grand, but, nevertheless, the children enjoyed it and were 
very proud of it. In the garden were vines, which clung to a barn in the adjoining yard, 
radishes and beets and nasturtiums. The boys hoped eagerly to have a picture taken of the 
garden, but I am sorry to say that one day in August the barn in the next yard burned, and 
the people living in the building gathered up the waste wood and threw it into the garden, 
which, being in the corner of the yard, was a convenient place for it. The boys were quite 
disheartened over it, but removed, as best they could, the lumber. I tried to console them, 
and they planned to begin earlier next time, and were quite sure they would have a better 
garden, now that they knew "better how to get at it." 

I had many experiences in my garden work which surprised me. I had never thought 
that children would work so hard to have a garden. I had never thought of all the pleasure 
a garden planned, planted, and trained by the children, with the responsibility entirely 
resting with them, would give them. I had the least of the work. The children had the 
most of it, but they were proud to have their pictures taken in a garden which they could 
say was their own and for which they had worked. Each one was zealous to have his 
garden better than that of any one else. As for me, I learned and enjoyed with the children, 
and have felt, in my school work this \"ear, the benefit of the work done with them. 

Rose O'Hare. 

Class of June 191 1, 
Chicago Teachers College. 

The Cui Bono Club 

Begun in the fall of '08, the Cui Bono Club was launched upon its career of early pres- 
tige by a few members of the ps}-chology class who were particularh' interested in the stud\- 
of that subject. 

To-day this club is maintained by a group of members who have added to the regular 
psychological discussions a short program of readings or music. The purpose of the club 
is to give all an opportunity to enjoy talks on certain subjects given by its various members, 
and to take part in the discussions which invariably follow. 

An important item in the recent history of the club is the visit paid to it by Professor 
Angell, of the University of Chicago. His highly entertaining and profitable talk was 
enjoyed by all who attended, both students and faculty. Hypnotism does not stand in 
the minds of Cui Bono members with so large a question mark as formerly, owing to Pro- 
fessor Angell's enlightening talk. The violin solo rendered by Miss Steinkraus and the 
vocal solo by Miss Koier, given on this occasion, are illustrations of the talent to be found 
in this club. 

Our advisers, Aliss Fernald and Mr. Ashley, are staunch members as well. The}' 
even come to the socials, where a double dish of ice cream is served to Mr. Ashley. 

There has been a change of address in the past year for the club. Whereas formerly 
we met in Room 210, owing to the addition of musical numbers to the program the club 
was obliged to seek a room which contained a piano. Its present meeting place is in the 
Kindergarten room. 

Socials are held in Mr. Fairbank's room, where after a delightful program, refreshments 
are served, and dancing follows. 

Hence it is clear that though we work, we also play, and each meeting is rendered en- 
jo}'able b\- the combination. 

Maylou \'ox Goexs. 









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Every Wednesday afternoon, 
As promptly as school closes, 

In the third floor corner room. 
We sing, and no one dozes. 

When passing quietly down the hall 

Or hurrying to your fate, 
You may, perhaps, hear some one call, 
"Be sure and don't be late." 

And, "Where were you? Miss So and So: 

You surely won't desert us?" 
Folks always reap just what they sow. 

If you want good, sow you must. 

Now we have just two lessons more, 
Before in public we appear. 

So, come, let all your voices soar. 
And do not hesitate in fear. 

Sopranos, have you got that note? 

Here's where the bass comes in, 
And here is where I simply dote. 

Now make this sweet and thin. 

Come, now, and go through this again. 

And then our "Song of May." 
So Glee Club then is at an end — 
"Good Bye," say, till ne.xt Wednesday. 
Vera Maloxey. 


M. Birmingham Kathi 

Senior Glee Club 

"Remember, girls, Wednesday, two o'clock. If you are a member of the Senior Cjlee 
Club this needs no explanation." 

No member of the "Gleeful" Club can escape this gentle reminder from its able 
director, Mr. Fairbank. She may think she will not be missed if she is away from a practice 
now and then, but the next morning she will hear the same voice behind her sa>'ing, "You 
made yourself conspicuous by your absence yesterday, Miss — ." Through his untiring 
efforts, the Glee Club has been trained. You have all heard us sing (unless you happened 
to be elsewhere during the musicales). We have quantit}' as well as quality, and we 
enjoy singing together e^'ery Wednesday, guided by one who knows our many labors and 
who is always ready to help us out of our difficulties. 


B. Rosenthal 
V. Murphy 

L. McIntyre 

\ . B.\UER 

C. Wald 


First Sopranos 
S. Sullivan E. Hayes 

B. Scott 


M. Walker 
M. Moore 

N. Georgeson 
M. Clarke 
F. Johnston 


K. Browne 

N. Baumeister 
M. Doherty 

H. Allgeier 


V. Seaburg 
A. Mueller 

Second Sopranos 

G. Webber H. Anderson M. McGuire 

H. Hlint D. Sivyer E. Frolick 

G. Stewart Lipska I. Rafferty 

M. Chinlund 

H. Schlumbrecht 

L. Nelson 

E. Bonfield 
V. Maloney 
J. Wild 

First Altos 

R. Christie 


R. Austerman 
D. Wahlgren 

R. Bock 
G. Davis 

M. Taylor 
X. Bilhorn 

Second Altos 

AI. Birmingham 


C. O'Shaughnessy 
Mrs. M. Schroede 

Junior Glee Club 

In September, 191 1, a large number of students entered 
the Chicago Teachers College as Lower Juniors. When we 
had become slightly acquainted with our surroundings, we 
found ourselves besieged on every side 
with invitations to join clubs. Among 
all others, one held forth a very strong 
invitation, or, at least, it so seemed to 
the forty-odd girls who accepted it. It 
was the Junior Glee Club. We found 
in this club a number of Seniors, and they, 
with Miss Garthe, our director and teach- 
er, have been exceedingly pleasant and 
kind, making many dull, weary days 
bright and cheery. We shall mourn the 
going of these Seniors, and shall extend 
our heartiest invitation to them to return 
frequently to their Alma Mater, and to 
the Glee Club. 

Greatest among the many events 
of our Glee Club life, the Fall and Spring 
Festivals stand forth. For these, we 
prepared earnestly and joyfully, longing 
for success. At the Fall Festival, we 
presented a cantata, "The Death of Joan 
of Arc," and two songs, "It was a Bowl 
of Roses," and "Sweet Evening Wind." 
Mrs. Herdien rendered the solos in the 
cantata, and in a number of her own, sang 
several very beautiful songs. If one can 

judge by applause and comment, we were successful. \\'e have since sung for the Parker 
Practice School and for the Teachers College. 

One must not and, in fact, cannot forget the Glee Club Social. It was attended b>- some 
members of the Faculty, and all of the members of the club. An interesting program was 
given. The Faculty Quartette sang for us, and by request, and after much persuasion, 
the}- consented to sing "The Sunday School Scholar." Members of the club also sang 
solos for us. We, then, had a musical game, in which prizes were awarded to Misses Bayle 
and McSweene. We went from Miss Garthe's room to Mr. Fairbank's, where refreshments 
were served, stories told, and favorite old songs were sung. None of those who attended 
are likely to forget this good time. 

Now, we are preparing for our Spring Festival, at which we will render another cantata, 
"The Lady of Shalott." We are hoping for as great, if not greater success than we had with 
our last. Airs. Herdien is to be the soloist. Miss Hayes, her accompanist, while Misses 
lima Bayle and Mary Carvlin will accompan}' the choruses. 

Gertrude Leydex. 

Hearts and Darts 

O sing a song of \'alentines! 

A million crimson hearts 
Have blossomed in the shop windows — 

Sir Cupid, quick, \'our darts! 

O sing a song of Valentines! 

Dan Cupid's cold and formal; 
He says with quite a haughty air — 

"I've shot them all at Normal!" 

There is a young knave known as Cupid, 
Who is sometimes provokingly stupid. 

When seemingly heartless 

He's really quite dartless, 
And has hearts bv the score, this Dan Cupid. 

P. R. 






President — Florexce Lynn. 
Vice-President — Hazel Schlumbrecht. 
Secretary — Helen Needler. 
Treasurer — Grace Cullinan. 
Adviser — Miss Trilling. 

The popularity of the Senior Dancing Club cannot be denied when it is considered 
that some one hundred students, clad in "gym" suits and ballet slippers, merrily trip along 
to the Parker Gymnasium every Thursday at 2:15. And the reasons are obvious, for the 
students realize that here they ma}" enjoy themselves, and at the same time accomplish 
something worth while. 

And we think we have done something worthy, for our work has not been confined to 
any one class of dances, but includes country, morris, and aesthetic dances. We have 
enjoyed the lively, blood-tingling steps of the "Irish Jig," the "Irish Lilt" and the "Sand 
Jig." We have danced with glee and sometimes sung as we did so, to the boisterous "We 
\\'on't Go Home 'Till Morning" and "Hull's \'ictory." But we could be dignified and 
refined, too, for only light, airy, and graceful steps are found in "Benita Caprice," "Wild 
Bird," "Mignonette," and "The Heart of the Rose" (our masterpiece). 

Nor were social times forgotten. In January we established the precedent of giving 
the first annual cotillion. Each member invited a guest, and many of the Faculty favored 
us with their presence. After a brief program by the members, all present took part in the 
grand march and other dances that followed. No one will quickly forget the fuzzy bugs 
and miniature feather dusters given as favors, nor the gallons of frappe to be had for the 
asking at the close of each dance. Later on — Thursday, April 25th — the Junior and Senior 
Dancing Clubs gave a joint exhibition of their work, for the members of the school, the 
Faculty, and about two hundred visiting Physical Education Teachers. 

At the conclusion of this program the two dancing clubs held a party, which was even 
more gay and successful than our cotillion, if such a thing could be possible. 


The following Saturday night, April 27th, about fifty members of the club took part 
in a program given at Bartlett Gymnasium for the Physical Education Conference. This 
Conference comprised all the Physical Education Teachers of the Middle West. We who 
went were well repaid. 

We have spent many happ)' hours together, and ere we leave, would like to tender a 
message of thanks to Miss Trilling, our instructor and adviser. We are sorry to leave, we 
are sorry also that Miss Trilling will leave, but wish her every success in her new work. 


When first the Senior Dancing Class 

Began to look for fame 
They danced so very hard — alas! 

The next day, all were lame. 

Some rubbed themselves with alcohol 

Before they went to bed; 
Next day, their friends asked, "Did you fall.?" 
"No! — danced," was what they said. 

But soon they all felt very proud 

When they could dance a jig; 
They thought they'd surely draw a crowd 

When the "Wild Bird Dance" they did. 

You ought to see them pirouette. 

So high upon their toes, 
"The Irish Jig" and "Mignonette" 

And oh, "The Heart of the Rose!" 

Amy Wright. 


"Lots of bending and high pointing," and then the bevy of fair maidens actually fly 
through their many terpsichorean achievements, in answer to the command of their inspir- 
ing directress, who is as full of the spirit of youth as the}' are. 

Judging from their smiling countenances as they pirouette, leap, arabesque, et cetera, 
through the enticing "Faust Waltz," "Tzigane," "Dill Pickles," and a score of others, 
\'erily they dance for the pure love of dancing. 

Then putting aside all jollity, and assuming such dignity as would become queens — 
they gracefully promenade through the stateh" steps of the "Court Dance," giving the 
surroundings an atmosphere of royalty. 

No, this is not a recreation period, nor a social hour; it is the Junior Dancing Club 
preparing for its demonstration. 

Gracefully bending, gleefully wending. 
Glide many maidens as spirits of joy. 
Most lightly flying, bowing, and smiling, 
Send salutations with glances so coy! 

Mary Bertolotti. 

Mary O'Connell 


Wt^0^^ ^ 



The Weekb 

The Chicago Normal School Weekly is the official newspaper of the Chicago 
Teachers College. It was first issued in January, 1910, and has appeared, with few excep- 
tions, on every Monday of the school year since then. It is now completing its third 

The editors are members of the student body, chosen because of the aptitude they 
have shown for journalistic work, either in the English classes or in minor capacities on 
The Weekly staff. At present there are ten editors, all of whom are seniors. In addi- 
tion to this regular editorial staff there are two advisory editors. Miss Cabell of the English 
department and Mr. Morrow of the Art department. 

The editorial work is divided among six departments. These are the Editorial, 
Art, News and Notes, and Literary departments, a department to look after General 
Assembly news, and another to look after Club news. The Art and Literary departments 
are comparatively new, but have had a great effect on the paper. In fact, the influences 
at work on The Weekly during the present year have affected it to such an extent that a 
few words here will not be out of place. 

When the paper was first issued its policy was far different from what it is now. At 
that time nothing but news and editorial comment on happenings in the educational 
world appeared in its columns. It was what its founders, Mr. Owen and Mr. Hosic, 
intended it to be — an organ of record. During the publication of the second volume the 
editorial policy became more inclusive. Some literary matter was admitted, but its con- 
tents were still largely of the news variety. In fact, even now in the third volume The 
Weekly may still say that its principal business is the printing of news, notes, and edito- 
rials, though it now has a decidedly liberal policy with regard to literary matter, many 
noteworthy poems, stories, and essays having been printed this year. The policy which 
has now been worked out seems to fit the needs of the school, and the present members of 
the staff hope that their successors will not soon find a change in policy necessary. 

Francis J. Gerty. 


D. Ca 

advisory editors 
iELL Elmer A. Morrow 

Irene Doyle Ilnia 

Francis J. Geriy Emily 


nil Sill frifk 

On November 17, 1909, a group of students who desired fuller development in both 
graphic and constructive art met in the Art Rooms of the college and organized the Arts 
and Crafts Club. Their motto, "Solvitur ambulando, " was suggested by Mr. Owen. 

During the next two years the enrollment was large. At one time the secretar}''s 
register showed one hundred and twenty-seven names. 

A glimpse at the events in our club life shows us to be busy people, working with 
pleasure in our work. First came the program for the Assembly. After numerous 
councils and much assistance from Miss Collins, our faculty adviser, we decided to present 
a study of art as found in oriental rugs. Then came many hours of research and study. 
All hands pulled together. We searched libraries for books on our subject and read them 
with enthusiasm. We found the rugs in our own homes and in those of our friends. \\'e 
reported on assigned topics which were discussed in club meetings, and it would take vol- 
umes to tell the fascinating things we learned. 

We made excursions to the Art Room of the City Public Library, where we examined 
ponderous books for oriental costumes and the materials, colorings and myriad designs used 
in the rugs. We also went to Marshall Field's, where on Columbus Day, under the guidance 
of Mr. Munson of the rug department, we spent the morning examining the rugs from the 
different countries of the Orient. 

On October 23, we were the guests of the Englewood Woman's Club. Dr. Frank 
Gunsaulus in his masterful way gave an illustrated lecture on Japanese art. The following 
week the Lake \'iew Woman's Club invited us to Lincoln Park to listen to Mr. Pushman, 
who is an authority on Oriental rugs. 

Our girls had designed Oriental costumes. Mr. Eggers brought his graphophone to 
lend appropriate music. Mr. Munson loaned us several hundred dollars worth of hand- 
some rugs to use as stage decoration and to illustrate the talks. There were also incense 
burners to give a more Oriental air. Mr. Pushman sent his loom with a rug in the process 
of making. With all these preparations our program was given on December 4, 191 1. 

This task completed, our members crocheted opera bags and our next work was the 
making of copper desk sets. 

Another day we do not want to forget is the one on which, with Mrs. Eggers and Mrs. 
Miller as guides, we examined an exhibit of Industrial Work from European countries at the 
Art Institute. 

We had two social afternoons during the year. On January 9th we gathered around a 
daintily spread table in room 301, and on April 2d, a bountiful luncheon was spread in Mrs. 
^Miller's room. These were given in honor of our graduates. Soon the final banquet for 
the majority of us will be spread, closing our college life. 

Sarah E. Ausemus. 


Ellen Olsen 

Helen Needler 

Harriet Nilsen 




"The Emblem '12" 

Both by way of report to the Upper Senior Class and in explanation of that report, 
the committee believes that it would not be amiss for us to make a short statement concern- 
ing our work. Most assuredly, on account of the extreme recency of our appointment, if 
for no other reason, we are entitled to the last place among school organizations. 

It would perhaps be apropos for us to say why we chose the name that we did for 
the annual. We believe that the adoption of an official emblem is of no small moment 
to a college. So, in order to show our approval of the adoption of a college emblem as well 
as to thank those who were actively and successfully engaged in its promotion and accept- 
ance, we feel that it is entirely fitting for us to name our annual "The Emblem." We 
have emphatically and persistently urged its adoption among both students and faculty, 
hence more than mere chance was concerned in the choosing of the title of our book. 

One point to be made clear, which unfortunately was not made clear until a few weeks 
prior to the present organization of the committee, is that this annual is published by the 
Upper Senior Class. It may be because of this misunderstanding that this committee 
was not appointed sooner. The limited time given us in which we were to complete our 
work made our task extremely difficult. We were not appointed until April 8, 1912, and 
the time then left to us made the preparation and the printing of a college annual of a 
hundred pages no small undertaking. It meant, of course, that the editors would have to 
be troublesomely urgent about the prompt handing in of material, that little or, in some 
instances, no time could be given for criticism and revision, and that the best book possible 
could not be made. Many calls are urged upon the members of a graduating class and 
the coming on of warm weather tended to increase the difficulty of the problem. 

Another point which we believe should be understood is that the present committee 
had no record of the work of the school-book staff of last year; that it was only by 


UPPER ROW. (Left to Right) 

1. Olive T> wis — Editor 

2. Anne Heagney — Editor 

3. Joseph B. Shine — Managing Edit 

4. Maylou Van Goens — Editor 

LOWER ROW. (Left to Right) 

Lillian Flumey — Editor 
Cora Eckhoff — Editor 
Sadie McElligott — Editor 

chance that we secured a single slip of paper showing the number of copies of last }-ear's 
book which were sold. The staff of "The Emblem '12" hopes to leave complete records 
of its proceedings. 

The staff believes that, without the steady co-operation of Mr. Gardiner and Mr. 
Weed, our photographers, and R. R. Donnelley &; Sons Company, together with the 
faithful efforts of our editors and a few energetic students, the issuance of a book of this 
size would have been impossible. We also wish to thank those students who are pro- 
moting the sale of the book. This article could not be properly closed without a word 
of thanks to Miss Fernald and Mr. Hosic. Both have been always ready and willing 
to guide^and advise us and have smoothed the difficulties from our path as rapidly as 
they arose; so the staff feels that no small part of the success of "The Emblem" is due 
to their oversight. 

Joseph B. Shine. 

"P ar t JFive — (Tommencement 


Flag Raising 


Address for the Class 

Response for the School 
Planting Class Ivy: 

Ivy Oration 

Ivy Song, written by Pauline Rosaire. 
President's Address 
The School Emblem: 

Presentation . 

The Class Gift: 

Presentation . 

Class Poem . 

Musical Comed)-, A Graduate's Fantas 
Class Song, written by Ilma Boyle. 

Franxis J. Gerty 
. Professor James F. Hosic 

Bertha Rosenthal 

Beatrice Van Wagner 

Mildred Chinlund 
Ethel Cumming 

RoBY Roberts 

President William Bishop Owen 

Pauline Rosaire 

Graduation March 




Presentation of Diplomas 


Class Song. 




10:00 a. m. 

Professor Edwin H. Lewis, Lewis Institute 

President William Bishop Owen 

I :oo p. m. 
2:00 P. M. 

A Graduate's Fantasy 


Written and Staged by Lillian G. Flumey. 
Time: 1932. 
Setting: Dining-room of "Bachelor Girls' Apartment." 

Reunion Luncheon Party. Class Poem. Class Song. 

Exit to visit new Arts Building. Hostess dreams "Graduate's Fantasy. 

Normal Entrance Examinations 

Written and staged b\- Esther Halligan. 

1. Procession of various types of candidates who intend taking examinations. 

2. Song: "I want to be a teacher 

And with the teachers stand. 

With spectacles upon my nose 

And ruler in my hand; 

And there, before my pupils 

With mischief ever ripe, 

I'll beat the air in three-fourths time. 

And blow on my pitch pipe." 

3. Enter examination room amid much laughter. 

4. Exit several candidates from examination room, who talk over questions, onh' to fii 

they have answered every question wrong. 

5. Song: "I'll never be a teacher, 

Nor with the teachers stand, 
Altho for many, many months 
I've worked to beat the band. 
I've studied hard and sat up nights. 
And burned the midnight oil, 
But these exam's have floored me; 
In vain is all mv toil." 

The First Day at Normal 

Written and staged b)- Catherine Walsh. 

Before school, in the main corridor. A teacher sits at the desk giving out programs. 
Small girls file in, by twos and threes. After some trouble in procuring programs, they get 
some valuable information from an all-knowing senior. A boy suddenly appears, and 
immediately all attention is focused upon him. For a time the situation is rather painful — 
for the boy. The girls, after some conversation about the latest arrival, suddenh' break 
into song. 

When the girls have finished singing, they all rush off to class, leaving the boy alone. 
He then moves to the middle of the stage and sings. 

The scene closes with the discovery of a man, one of the teachers in the college. 


Senior Dancing Club 

Written and staged by Mae Skobis. 

A dancing lesson, in the gymnasium. The girls are seated on the floor, awaiting the 
arrival of Miss Trilling. The impressions of certain members of the faculty and the 
joy derived from the club are included in the girls' conversation. They soon, however, 
are Interrupted by Miss Trilling, who, as usual, asks them to "Get into the spirit of the 
dance," and to "Dance for the love of dancing." The class then dances "La Mignonette, 
and the "Wild Bird," and Miss Skobis dances the "Heart of the Rose." 

When the girls are almost exhausted. Miss Trilling requests that they repeat the dances 
for Mr. Owen, who, as is his custom, appears at the finis of the dance. 

The remaining part of the scene is devoted to the conversation between Miss Trilling 
and the girls in regard to the future work of the Dancing Club. It is with great grief that 
the girls hear about Miss Trilling's approaching departure from our dear C. T. C. to enter 
the Physical Education Department of the University of Wisconsin. 



The Bibliomaniacs 

Written and staged by Julianna Wild. 

Scene — The Public Library. 
This scene is to give an idea of the hard work done by the students of the C.;T. C, 
and the methods used in making a bibliography. This scene will be followed by a song. 


Hurrah for the class of nineteen twelve! 
Hurrah for the class of twelve! 
We are grave and solemn as you can see. 
As to wisdom — ask the college facultee. 
\\"e're so full of suggestions, all profound, 
And our theory of teaching is so sound, 
That when we teach the youth the city round 
\\"e"ll have response to stimulus renowned. 

Hurrah for the class of nineteen twelve! 

Hurrah for the two times six! 
All antique methods of teaching we will shelve, 

And ancient pedagogy we will fix. 

Scene From Kindergarten Life 

Written and staged by Florence Fox. 
Time ............ 

Scene laid in room 203, where students are attempting to concentrate. 

Enter student singing, "Everybody's Working Hard." 

Chorus — Parody on Kindergarten work. Tune — Down in Melody Lane. 


Enter sweeper. 

Finale — Class Song. 


Club Scene 

Written and staged by Emily B. Cuson. 

S. D. C. Initiation in the Dome. 
{a) Procession of Clubs. 
lb) Circus. 

(c) Imitation of Faculty. 
{d) Marriage. 


The Weaving Scene 

\\ ritten and staged by Ruth Trevett. 

A Rehearsal of a Scene given by the Elective Class in Weaving. 
Pantomine, with piano solo by Miss Bayle. "The Spinning Song," from the oper 
'The Flying Dutchman," by Wagner — sung by the chorus. 



Practice Teaching 

Written and staged by lima M. Bayle. 

A. Assignments — Main corridor. 

1. "Has Anybody Seen Miss Kelly r" . . Miss Schluetter and Chorus 

"Has any one seen Miss Kellv? 
(K - E - double L - Y) 
She's making out assignments, 
And on her I have my eye! 
\\'e've been waiting here a good long while — 
This may be our last chance to smile! 
No, nobody's seen Miss Kelly, 
But she'll be here bye-and-bye." 

2. "Our Bulletin Board" .... ..... Chorus 

"Something doing, something doing, 

Over yonder at the bull'tin board; 
Trouble brewing, trouble brewing! 

And to miss it, we can't afford. 
Is it a lecture.? (A safe conjecture!) 

Or another call for dues.' 
This space we grace 

With the latest news." 

"Come on and see, come on and see. 
The latest news that's out. 
Come on and see, come on and see. 

What the noise is all about. 
The weather is the only thing it doesn't tell at all, 
And even then, on Wednesday, it prophesies a "squall." 
It has "The Tribune" put to rout! 
Ev'ry day, that way 

We go with one accord; 
From that way to stray 
We never could afford. 
And if ever they lost that famous Swanee River, 
They'd advertise, if they were wise. 
On our bully bull'tin board." 

B. Anticipation — Same setting. 

I. "Will You Help Me with My Plan.'" . . Miss Hitchcock .and Miss \\'ild 

"Oh, I have a plan to write, 

A task that I abhor; 
I'm asking you to help me. 

Since you've written one before. 
Can it be in form of outline.' 

Must it be so very long.' 
Must I put in any detail.' 

Oh! I'm sure to do it wrong! 

"Now, when you write a plan, 
You must very humble be. 
And whene'er you say "I shall do," 
End it up with "possiblee." 
When you've written all your going to, 
Add, "Subject to a change." 
If you follow what your plan says. 
They will think it very strange. 

Realization — "Bridge of Sighs." 

. "Listen to My Tale of Woe." .... Miss Taheny and Chorus 

"This world's a cruel, cruel place! 

(Listen to my tale of woe!) 

Another day I cannot face. 

'Tis killing me, this awful place, 

Mad race! Disgrace! 

(Oh, listen to my tale of woe!) 

"I sat here cutting boards last night! 
(Listen to my tale of woe!) 
I cut and cut with all my might. 
This morning found they weren't cut right! 
Not quite! Sad plight! 
(Oh, listen to my tale of woe!) 

"Lots of trouble right in reach, 
When bookbinding you must teach; 
Of all assignments that's the peach. 
The peach, the peach! 
(Oh, listen to my tale of woe!) 

"Last night I made a lot of paste! 
(Listen to my tale of woe!) 
This morning left the house in haste, 
Another quarter gone to waste! 

No paste, no paste! 
(Oh, listen to my tale of woe!) 

. "Do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si-do." ....... Miss Bayle 

"I never will forget the day I was assigned in art; 
I really thought, without a doubt, my reason would depart! 
I used to sit up every night, and try to learn to draw; 
But now I'm teaching music, and it's bliss without a flaw!" 

Chorus I 
"It's 'do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si-do!' 
That's 'bout all I have to do, and that's a cinch, you know! 
Little teaching, lots of preaching. 
Singing songs, and — oh. 
Just 'do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si-do!' 

"Oh, teaching English is a bore. 
And hist'ry is a fright! 

And mathics is just awful, keeps you doing sums all night! 
And teaching children how to dance is worse than anything! 
But when you're teaching music, why — 
You just to make 'em sing!' 

"When supervisor comes around. 
Or some sight-seeing guest. 
We don't show off, but then, of course, we want to do our best. 

The chances are, when comp'ny comes, a recitation's slow. 
But when you're teaching music, you can sing a song you know! 

Chorus II 
"Sing, 'do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do,' 
And then a minor scale or two, to show how much you know, 
And then a song, one not too long, 

And then, if guest wont go, 
Sing 'do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do!'" 

The Holocaust 

^^ ritten and staged by Pauline Rosaire. 
Scene I 

The theme for this act is the carrying out of the quest for the Key of Knowledge. 
A body of students appear in the first scene, searching diligently for the key. They look for 
it in all their books, in corners, — in every place that they can think of. When they see how 
futile the search is, they all sing, "Ah, I have sighed to find it," to the tune of "Ah, I have 
sighed to rest me." Things begin to look very dark, when some one comes forward with 
a suggestion which saves the situation. It is that they resort to Magic. Psychology, 
Mathematics, and all kinds of science have failed, and so this new idea meets with great 

Scene II 

A large caldron is boiling in the middle of the stage, over which three witches croon. 
To the funeral strains of Grieg's "Ase's Death," the disconsolate students file in, each 
armed with her favorite textbook. 

The witches in a song tell them to draw near and cast their books into the caldron. 
Chanting doleful incantations, they burn the books. The climax comes when suddenly 
one of the witches reaches down and draws a key out of the caldron. She presents it to 
the students, who in a joyful burst of song say that truly now they can graduate. 

Class Song 

Tune: Life's Dream 

We see to-day those other days 

That made the passing years; 
They call us back, sweet silent ways, 

That fathomed all our fears. 
Once more across the wid'ning fields. 

Beside deep flowing streams. 
We wander, knowing Wisdom shields, 

And strong hands mold our dreams. 

We look into the furrowed past — 

In memories dear it lies; 
Full often was the way o'ercast, 

It led toward noon-day skies. 
Oh school-days, fade not from our sight 

With all thy friendships earned; 
Naught can avail nor naught affright — 

Life's simple lesson's learned. 


Farewell, dear Normal days, 

Teachers, and friends zce've known. 
Often in days to come 

We'll claim thee still our own. 

Pauline Rosaire 

Table of Contents 


A History of the Chicago Teachers College 

College Statistics ..... 

Publications ...... 

The Normal Arts and Gymnasium Building 

The Library ..... 

The Alumni ...... 

The Households Arts Department . 

The Deaf Oral Department 

The Kindergarten Department 

The Faculty Biographies 

Tramp Life ...... 

The Year 

Samuel Pepy's Diary 

The Festival of 1912 

The Emblem 
The Senior Classes 

Upper Senior Pictures 

L'pper Senior Biographies 

Lower Senior Pictures 

Lower Senior Biographies 

A Lower Senior Dream Fugue 
The Junior Classes 

Upper Junior Pictures 

Upper Junior Names 

Lower Junior Pictures 

Lower Junior Names 

The Field Study Club 

The Douglas Debating Club 

The Senior Dramatic Club 

The Current Topics Club 

The Literary Club . 

The Travel Club 

The Home and Community Garden Club 

The Cui Bono Club 

The Senior Glee Club 

The Junior Glee Club 

The Senior Dancing Club 

The Junior Dancing Club 

The Weekly- 

The Arts and Crafts Club 

"The Emblem '12" 


Class Song