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wf^o has wonour admirafion 
by her rare infeffecfuaf endowmenf 

our g^rafUude 
bg her posifWe and consfrucfwe work 

our devofion 

by her personaf sympathy and friendship 

do we affecfionafefy dedicate 


M iss Run II I.a i axk 


S EAST AND WE5T mu^ some- 
where always meet, as each mu^ 
from the other draw mutually 
inspiration and renascence, so 
you, Seniors, have learned from 
every ade and nation; so may you link together 
Pa^ and Future into a Wronger Present. To you 
we give this book that it may serve not only in 
itself as a link between your ^udent days and the 
new life, but as a symbol, as the record of your 
greater linkage of greater things. — .a hi^ory and a 


Poet Nightingale 
In the shadows of the Night 
Sings his wistful tale. 

Up the templed slope 

From the silver- sleeping vale 

Pilgrims dimly grope. 

From the topmost height 
Of the Holy Mount of hope 
See the rising light. 

— Katharine See. 

Marg Bafdwin 


Katharine See Lillian Ireland 

Thou wast born of dreams, Mary Baldwin, Mary Baldwin, 

Woman's dreams of love and true desire, 
Conqueror dreams with passion's ardor glowing 
Caught from Truth's undying pure white fire. 
Bom to live, to perish never. 
To inspire to high endeavor, 
To uphold that light forever, 
Mary Baldwin ! 

Thou wast built of dreams, Mary Baldwin, Mary Baldwin, 

Dreams of faith, the dreams of early dawn. 
Thou shalt live beyond time's farthest limit ; 

Dreams shall last when walls of stone arc gone. 

Born to live, to perish never. 

To inspire to high endeavor. 

To uphold that light forever, 

Mary Baldwin ! 

Tabfe of Confenis 















Yesl 'fis a very pfeasanf Tand 
FifFed wifh ^ogs on eifher hand. 


admit us 

Into these, the sacred precincts. 

— Fkom a Iai'ankse SdNC 

The gentle maidens of Japan 
Indulge in fancies bright. 

— FKO^^ A [APAMcsh; Lk(;f.nd 

.hid nh ! the hrif/hhicss of the sf^ollrss sinn^ 
Upon the hrinichcs 

— Emimkok .Mi: I it 

TFie nobFe mind fhaf soars on F>igrS 
Beyond fhe sfar-bespang^Fed sky. 




Marianna Parramork Hir.GiNS, Litt. U. 

Oki-iceks and Auministraturs 


The Faculty 







The Faculty 

— v-^l^-'V.'-- —-—jay 

C . 

Officers and Adminisfrafors 

Rev. a. M. Fraser, D. D., L. L. D President 

Marianna p. HiGciNS, LiTT. D Dean 

W. W. King Business Manager 

Effie Josephine Bateman Secretary to the Dean 

Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Stenographer 

David E. Naill Bookkeeper 

Abbie Morrison McFarland, A. B Librarian 

Helen S. P. Williamson Presiding Teacher 

Gertrude L. Edmondson Supervisor of Practice 

Lucy B. Edmondson Matron 

Mary C. Bear, R. N Nurse 



Lucie Billant, B. S., C. A. P Ecole Normale de Quimper, France 


Eleanora Harris, A. B., A. M University of Chicago 


Huntley Hoffman, A. B Goucher College 


Mary Frelinghuysen Hurlburt, A. B., A. M Wellesley College 


Edith Latane, A, B Goucher College 


Nancy Witherspoon McFarland, A. B., A. M Columbia University 


Alma Montgomery Biblical Seminary, N. Y. 


Alice Dudek Price, A. B., A. M Johns Hopkins University 

Psychology and English 

Hermione Riches, A. B Reed College 


Flora Stuart, A. B., A. M Columbia University 



Antoinette Billant, B. S., C. A. P Ecole Primaire Superieure, Quimperle 



Ellen Gordon Caldwell University of the South 

Literature and Rhetoric 

M. Caroline Eisenberg State Teachers College, Harrisonburg, Va. 

Elementary Department 

Lillian K. Ejsenberg University Summer School, Charlottesville, Va. 


Nora Blanding Fraser, A. B Cornell University 


Huntley Hoffman, A. B Goucher College 


Louise Dobson Price, A. B Wellesley College 


Fannie Barth Strauss University of Virginia 


Virginia Switzer, A. B Cornell University 


Marie Edna Timberlake, A. B Goucher College 


India Overton White Farmville State Normal School 

Elementary Department 


Prof. C. F. W. Eisenberg Royal Conservatory, Leipsic 


Lillian M. Ireland Pupil of Frances Striegel Burke, N. Y. 


Helen E. Irwin Pupil of Maestro Carlo Sebastini, Naples, Italy 


Pearle Kiester Pupil of Herbert Witherspoon, N. Y. 


Gertrude Ellen Meyer Reinhart School of Sculpture ; Columbia University 


Lydia Dodge Morse Normal Graduate of Boston Cooking School 

Domestic Science 

Dorothy H. Potter, A. B., A. M Columbia University 

Physical Education and Hygiene 

Prop. W. R. Schmidt Royal Conservatory, Leipsic 


Bertha M. Teague, A. B., A. M Boston University; Curry School of Expression 


James L. Templeton Templeton's Business School 


Mrs. Frank Yount Cross Eclectic School of Shorthand, California 

Shorthand and Typewriting 


Miss Lina Fultz Housekeeper 

Miss Lizzie Robinson Assistant 




Theg place a bif of springr before fheir eyes. 

Such as a fToweringr pFum wifh nigrhf^ng^afe, 

WWch means fhaf bngrhf dags are comingr soon .... 


Learningr wifhouf fhou^-hf is Tabor lost; 
Thou^fht wifhouf learning' is perilous. 



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Coffege Seniors 

Miss Flora Stuart 
Honorary Member 


Margaret Ward President 

Margaret Scott I 'ice-President 

Ellen Wallace Secretary 

Missouri Miller Treasurer 


\'era pro gratis Silver and (ireen 


Sweet Peas 


It is to Mary Baldwin that wc wuulrl drink — to its white columns reaching up into the 
hlue — as our aspirations mount into the dream clouds of youth, to its terraces fresh and 
green as our memories of Mary Haldwin will ever be — to its chapel encircled with the golden 
halo of the i)ast. Mary Baldwin has proffered to us a cup overflowing with inspirations, with 
knowledge, with reverence for things past and hopes for the future. From none who love 
Mary lialdwin has this cup lieen withheld. Let us drink to the school with the white columns 
of aspiring hope that will ins|iire tii the lic^t because founded on the fragrant green of 
memories of a school that mingles past with future ideals — '/'d Mary KaUtwin. 




Martha might well he called 
the "Sunshine" of the class, for 
in spite of her long assignments 
and extra work, one can always 
hear her merry laugh, especial- 
ly in the library. However, her 
optimism and splendid ability 
have always won for her the 
envied place at the top of the 
list, particularly in Latin, ior 
she is master of even the i<l- 
ioms used "in the best period of 
the language." 

Not only has she been sought 
after in school, but also in out- 
side activities she is called to 
various responsibilities which 
only serve to make her triends 
appreciate her more. In church 
work she has quite a pcr.sonal 
interest, as well as altruistic 
mcjtives I We are sure it will 
l>rove splendid training for the 
future, and we wish for her the 
best which life has to .give. 



Wc kniiw this \C'ry attractive 
girl with the winning manners 
as "Kitty" — and that speaks 
vukimes. Kitty is the youngest 
memhcr of onr class, for she 
(lid not join us until this year. 
A Seminary graduate last year, 
she decided to return to Mary 
Baldwin for her degree. One 
of litr strong points is being on 
time (?) to all classes. "Is 
Miss (ioodloe absent?" "No, 
she's coming." .\nd she does 
come, just a little later! We 
often niarxel that she manages 
to do so many things. She can 
coniliine the tasks of school- 
life with the mcire entertaining" 
things outside better than 'most 
anybody we know, and — well, it 
is perfectly impossible to de- 
scribe a girl like Kathleen in 
such a shcjrt space — everyone 
who meets her succumbs to the 
charm of her engaging i)erson- 



Again we haxe strong proof 
of the piTversity of fate, and 
again we ask like Juliet, ami 
with as little expectation of be- 
ing answered, "What's in a 
name?" when we consider how 
the name of "Misery" should 
have been applied to one most 
ludicrously unfitted to bear it. 
(We use the advcrli indorsed- 
ly. ) For how could a girl car- 
ry a back-breaking load of 
wearisome, worrisome work 
and still retain a characteristic 
grin and a di\ine sense of hu- 
mor were there not hidden 
somewhere between those eye- 
glasses and that knot of blond 
hair a most delightful person- 
ality? Our highest tribute is 
one paid to our heroine by a 
contemporary after a lively ses- 
sion together: "That Misery 
Miller hasn't a f/rai)i of sense 
in her head !" (Though this, 
like all formal tributes, must be 
taken with a pinch of salt.) 



Don't expect US, hypothetical 
reader, to accompHsh the ini- 
IMissilile; that is, don't Mame n.; 
if we tail adccjuately to portray 
the sifted, the inimitable, the 
versatile Liz ; official title, Eliz- 
abeth Spotts Roberts, illustrious 
hostess of the Muses, notably 
in the dramatic line, and leader 
of the Intclligen.fia, authority 
on heredity, Hamilton, and \a- 
rious other topics— co-laborers 
in English XH might complete 
the alliteration, but we name in- 
stead Russia. The present plan 
of the jiresent Liz leans toward 
the last-mentioned or else to 
lur colony founded at the anti- 
podes of the Langdon-Davies 
Isle, on the jirinciples of W'ig- 

l"or fame has yet another 
bold on our already distin- 
guished graduate; she has by 
scientific ex|ieriment reduced 
the necessity of study to the 
perusal of two books which 
may be discussed in any class ! 
What further evidence do we 
need to pro\ e that Elizabeth 
Siiolts Rciberts will some day 
find her place in the interna- 
tional hall of fame? 



Margaret, alias Polly, is a 
girl you turn around to look at 
and turn and go back to talk to. 
The gods were in a generous 
mood when they endowed her. 
In her are combined beauty and 
sense — add to that a dash of 
wit — what more could be de- 
sired? Mary Baldwin is proud 
of her because of what she has 
added to the school life. What 
would the Yellow team do 
without Polly as forward : 
Where were all the joy and 
mirtli of the dances without 
this most popular partner ? It 
the girls to whom poets sing 
praises are not hallucinations 
we have an idea they are some- 
thing like Margaret. Would 
that we possessed that spark of 
poetic genius, then we could 
dwell on her attractions that 
do not lend themselves to 



Ari-i\ing at M. B. C, Page 
set hersell" to the task of be- 
coming one of the leading stu- 
dents in her classes. She has 
succeeded in mastering the sub- 
jects which have come her way. 
Soon we expect to hear of 
some leading and 99.9% effici- 
ent Latin professor being this 
same girl. In spite of all this, 
she is not a book-worm, and we 
can see her an}' day wending 
her way to town, and if we'd 
stop at .Anderson's we'd see 
her eating butter scotch pie and 
ice-cream, or at Holt's buying 
two yards of material with 
which to make a dress. Page 
is always wide-awake, owing to 
the possession cjf a Big Ben, 
her pride and joy. The com- 
binatiim of personality, wit, and 
a desire to lend a helping hand 
has made Page one of the girls 
of whom our .Mma Mater can 
always be proud. 



No, that tall, dignified ladj- is 
not a member of the faculty, 
but only our own Ellen, on her 
way to one of her Latin classes 
for, excepting one thing, Ellen 
loves Latin best. Her chief am- 
bition is to teach until — well, 
until she gets tired of it. Ellen 
always manages to get a lot of 
serious work done and then 
finds time to walk by the post- 
office on her way home. 

Ellen the fair, Ellen the prim. 
For rich or poor, for fat or 

She always has a charming 

Which would make even a 

policeman blink. 
Beware ! such are sure to bring 
Catastrophe on everything. 

{;3i- i.'^'Vai'Vs 



Margaret is "Peg o' My 
Heart" to everyone. There is 
something innate aliout her that 
compels love and admiration. 
We would like to correct the 
saying, "Red head — had tem- 
per." There is nothing more 
laughable tlian trying to im- 
agine Peggy in a fury. I'ljon 
occasions she manifests right- 
eous indignation, but her dispo- 
sition does not sufifer from it. 

Peggy reminds us of a lovely 
white lily transplanted from a 
mediexal garden. It is our be- 
lief that this bit of loxable girl 
was cast in a mould reminis- 
cent of the time when knights 
were bold and ladies fair. For 
her dignity in presiding and her 
sweet freshness arc as charm- 
ing as if she had been Lady 
Margaret with llowing sleexes 
and a pearl cap on her auburn 
hair. May she always preserxe 
those unique (lualities that 
make her different and a shade 
(if (dd traditions. 



Uiil you c\cr sci.' Pierrette, 
a wistful, winsome Fierrettte 
peeping with a pert grimace 
through the morning glory 
vines? It might ha\ e been 
Nancy in one of her Pierrette 
moments. Did you ever see a 
little girl with yellow curls and 
a shamefaced look on her dirty 
face caught stealing cookies? 
The name of Nancy just tastes 
of hot ginger cookies (pcrhajis 
it's some such suliconscious 
trait that makes her such a 
sympathetic store-keeper). But 
Nancy is not the only person 
concerned, remember. There is 
Miss Watkins with the correct, 
or at least intelligent, answer 
ready in class. There is Wat- 
kins of basketball, in the gym. 
There is Nancy of evening 
dress, and Nancy of college 
gown. .And there is the Nancy 
of all, who is best of all, for 
this is the Nancy of all our 



Lest you lie a little awed, 
conventionally gentle reader, l)y 
the scholastic-looking Senior 
pictured at the top, note the 
smile of the little lady who ap- 
pears below, and remcml)cr 
that the Marguerite we know is 
merely the same little girl 
grown older and e\ en more at- 
tractive. For all of us who 
know her must admit the at- 
tractiveness of her Madonna 
face, her gentle manner, and 
her intelligent and optimistic 
iiutlook. Marguerite lives 
"down the pike" and hra\cs 
snowstorms to meet her class- 
es. .Might we add that her in- 
terests also lie "down the pike" 
— perhaps so far as Winches- 
ter? The little girl in the pic- 
ture looks as if she might have 
been picking a handful of her 
namesake flower ; can't we im- 
agine her older edition pulling 
the petals too? For her iirst 
n;imc rhymes very well with 
tlir adjective "sweet." 



"From fmmi^rranf fo Tnvenfor" 


allllllimilllUflltlUm^T is with great hesitancy that we assume the task of giving to 

2 ~ the world a history of our class — to treat of those members who 

~ by future historians probably greater than ourselves will be dealt 
Z with as becomes their rank and genius. However, let us turn 
— introspecting minds to the contemplation of the past four years, 
jj Even in retrospect our Freshman year is not one to be envied. 
1^ Rather it is one that we omit even when prone to idealize the 
2 past. It is a subject that is taboo — memories of which are sup- 
2 pressed into our inner consciousness. But alas, when we suc- 
^ cumb to the arms of Somnus these humiliating memories creep 
j|<J past the little censor into our minds — and then we dream !— of 
rats, rats, rats, being scourged throughout every corner of Mary 
Baldwin. The upper classmen in vain searched for a pied piper 
to rid them of these pests. So the rats were first harassed — and 
then were endured with spiritual fortitude. Dreams always are 
jumpy— Suddenly from rats we were transformed into superhuman beings — called Sopho- 
mores — having twice the brain power and thrice the modesty of ordinary humans. It was 
such a relief to awaken from this nightmare to the realization that we were not animals or 
pests after all, but real people — or maybe it wasn't a dream at all — but only a conclusive proof 
of evolution. 

From Rat to Sophomore. How astounding! However, it wouldn't be fair to nature to 
leave all the transforming to her, so we organized into a class. The following officers were 
elected to steer us through our pioneer stage : President, Margaret Ward ; Vice-President, 
Marguerite Rutherford ; Secretary, Martha Gayhart ; Treasurer, Eleanor Brownfield. 

This was a period of finding ourselves, of realizing that college is not a playground. 
Suffice rt to say that evolution was still at work, for as we disbanded temporarily at the end 
of the year our minds had dwindled to the regulation size and our modesty adjusted to suit 
our station. 

The third year we burst forth in all our splendor and glory. Behold the Juniors ! Nature 
had contrived to dispense with the obvious ignorance so naively displayed in our Freshman 
year and with the insufferable egotism of the Sophomore year. In their stead she provided 
us with serious thoughts, with ambitions, and ideals. These new endowments in some way 
equipped us to take part in the literary, religious, and athletic activities in our environment. 
.'Ks Juniors we edited The Bluestocking which won All- American rating by the Central In- 
terscholastic Press Association under the School of Journalism in the University of Wiscon- 
sin. Nor was the social side undeveloped. What pleasant memories of the teas — of riding 
through Buffalo Gap when the trees were decked out in their most colorful autumnal foliage, 
of the picnic feast out many miles from Staunton, of that impressive and cherished event — 
the Junior-Senior banquet. 

The perfection of our Senior year has been marred by only one bitterness — the traditional 
metamorphosis that accompanies the progress from Junior to Senior failed to occur. For the 
first time nature failed us. It was futile to flaunt a high hat air even if we were the intelli- 
gence of the school, because our physical could not cope with our mental progress. .As we 
have lamented Dame Nature adopted an economic trend of mind and employed the laissez- 
faire idea. Otherwise we're absolutely satisfied with ourselves — even in danger of degenerat- 
ing to the egotism of our second year. 

On Thanksgiving evening for various, sundry, and pecuniary reasons we impressed the 
public with a play — after which we were entertained at a lovely dinner. Just after Thanks- 
giving we introduced the Friday afternoon teas into the Mary Baldwin social program. To all 
appearances we were humanitarians reviving under-nourished students. However, there was 
a method in this humanitarian madness. We were hoarding money to pay for the die for our 
Senior Class rings, which we had succeeded in having adopted as the first standard Marv- 
Baldwin ring. 

The hardships of our last year fade into oblivion in the contemplation of the benefits 
receivedj of the helpful advice given by our teachers and friends, and the deep joy that comes 
from the consciousness of having completed four years in preparation for the great school of 
life which we will enter when our dreams of graduation have materialized. Our dream for 
the future classes is that they will achieve things we have striven for, realize the standards 
we have sought to attain — and may we add, sometimes think of us lest we number among the 
ships that pass in the night. ,, 

I ' — Nancy Watkins. 

And Mexf - - - ? 

Slowly I dropped my long black student gown 

And doffed the sacred cap 

Then I opened the old Venetian chest. 

It was a lovely chest, my dear, all carved 

With tales of how the Greek and Trojan warred, 

And there were laid away my worn-out dreams of life. 

The first a tiny baby dress 

With feather stitching yellowed now with age .... 

Was my much cherished christening robe. 

I was to be a credit to the family 

But I cried ! 

Did you see, my dear, the scalloped pink dress ? 

I wore it the first day I went to school. 

School I thought was just a place to eat 

Nice lunches, packed in bright tin boxes ! 

Poor little dress, you soon were disillusioned ! 

There were stiff, uncomfortable desks you had to sit in. 

Sit and sit and sit and sit in, 

'Till your crispness was all wilted. 

I was confirmed in this white dress. 

My dear, though I knew nothing of the church 

Except that Mary Russell (she was my closest friend 

And not considered one bit smarter) 

Was joining too. Besides, I wanted the white dress, 

And 'twas awfully nice to have the minister 

Talk to you seriously about your problems 

As if you were grown up. 

But afterwards you were expected to always sit 

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Prim and straight every single Sunday in the family pew 
I had not thought religion was just that. 

Look the first dress I wore a-dancing 

(I was just sixteen, romancing 

Everything would lie as lovel)- as the color of its rose !) 

Even now I can remember how it thrilled me 

When he asked me 

Where I lived, and noted in a leather book my words ! 

For weeks I sat and waited 

I thought he meant to call ! 

(iently I fold m_\' somber student gown 

And slowly place it in the chest. 

Where is the surpassing sureness I thought 

Would be stored in your folds? 

I've discovered there is nothing you certainly know .... 

Only the challenge of life ! 

.So I place }'ou, too, in the chest. 

r>ut the wind (I suppose 'twas the wind) 

Made me shudder with sudden cold: 

What dress is waiting for me 

In the rolie-room of the F'uture ? 

Perhaps 'twill be all shimmering with radiant silver lights, 

1 almost know it will be lovely 

Hut I wonder just what stvle .'' Silver, sureh' .... 
Listen, dear, how I am raving, 
Always silver dresses craving! 
Life is silver just in spots. 

— Elizabeth Spotts Roberts. 


SporfWe Seniors 

Sept. IS — Presentei 
with French charms 
liy Miss Stuart. 

Oct. 27 — S o p h o - 
more - Senior Kntt-r- 

Nov. 7, 13. 20 — Si- 
nior Teas. 

Nov. 2 6 — C 1 a .s s 
Plays — 

Beans" — 

A Fantas.^ 
"The Rescue" — 

A Tragedy 
"The Florist Shop" — 

A Conieil.N' 
Nov. 26 — Entertained l>y 
Miss Stuart at the "Hid 

Nov. 27 — Donated die Uiv 
Senior ring's to M. B. C. 

Dec. 16 — Arrival of fiiKt 

standard M. B. C. rings. 

Jan. 30, Peb. 26. Mar. M", 

May 21 — Garden I'aily 

(afternoon). Class l'la\' 


May 23 — Baccalauri m. 
Sermon (morning). Sinn.i 
Y. W. C. A. Service (e\.ii- 

May 24 — Received !''■- 
grees (morning). 

May 2,^j — Adieu to Aliii;i 




Lol the pifjnm sees .... 
Gianf servants of the shnne. 


The Junior Cfass 

Marguerite Dunton President 

Dorothy Curry Vice-President 

Margaret Bowen Secretary 

Maurine Tully Treasurer 

Edvthe Richcreek I r- . ^ 

,, „ i S erqcants-at-Arms 

Mary Terrell j 


Miss Edith Latane 

Conjiwctis Viribns 

Marechal-Niel Rose Blue and Gold 

The Dozen's '"Daifg Dozen" 

A strenuous one is our Junior Class 

In our exercises we are terribly fast. 

Each member has a special way, 

Her daily dozen, to do each day. 

The "dummy" works our Marguerite 

But never tires her voice so sweet. 

Hisey chases ads ; when tired of this race 

She rests and talks to Angel-Face. 

Tully our jester, witty and bright 

Toils to keep our humor just right. 

f'oor K. See works all the time. 

She trains herself composing rhyme. 

The kodak on a sunny day 

Is wielded by our Elsie Gray. 

Trotter uses all her sense 

To cut down annual expense. 

Edythe wears herself away 

Collecting day pupils for the play. 

Elizabeth R , hard-working lass 

Will take many honors for our class. 

\X Bluestocking teas Margaret is there 

With money and change always to spare. 

Quietness is Etta's charm 

Which keeps her out of mischief and harm. 

.Arranging flowers keeps Mary running 

For in decorating, she is skilful and cunning. 

Fate has been hard on Editor Curry 

She's entered a life of work, wear and worry. 


Class of '27 

Age fo Youfh 

(For the Class of 1927) 

Gay Youth came running down the street, 

All joy and hope, 

Like a flame let loose in windy air. 

And when that he had passed us by. 

1 turned to look at Age, who walked with me ; 

And lo ! he was transformed — 

A tender, wistful, subtle smile, 

And eyes that gazed and strained to follow that bright thing, 

Too light and ([uick for us to keep anear. 

Again a day and Youth had passed us by. 

A passion of wild sorrow swept him on, 

He tried to run from grief. 

Pain was so strange, so new 

He could not bear that one should even l)ind hi> wumid. 

Again I looked at Age, 

Forsooth so calm, so cold : 

Rut lo ! a sorrow old as man, 

A mystic grief. 

And arms outstretched in comprehending love. 

Ah. children, children ! 

Being old. we know. 

The body faileth us. 

The years press down, 

\\'e cannot go as in the days of yore. 

We cannot give the signs ye under.stand ; 

I)Ut we do Icjve ye. 

And we know us next of kin. 

-Edith Latane. 

JoMy Jumors 

Oct. 7 — Miss Lataiie fiitcr- 

Oct. 22 — AriHOunccmeiit nf 
Bluestocking Staff, 

Oct. 30— Tea in lienor of 

No\ . -I — R c c e i V e d iiri\ i- 

Nov. 25 — Tea at "Breezy 

Fell. 6 — junior L'arni\al. 
ell. 26 — Farewell Break 
fast to .Miss Latane. 

.\ |i r i 1 11) — Junior-Senio 


t^^^X^AS^it,^f,^^^^^^^<h. ffJ?^ 

There's nof a frace upon her face 
Of diffidence or shyness, 




The Sophomore Cfass 


LuciLE GoRiN President 

Alice McCabe Vice-President 

Agnes Braxton Second Vice-President 

Caroline Wood Secretary 

Elizabeth Hume Treasurer 

Miss Nancy McFarland Honorary Member 


Niti nee cedere 


Lilac and Daffodil Lavender and Gold 


Margaret Arundale Flora George Mildred Luckett 

Frances Ballenger Elise Gibson Alice McCabe 

Helen Baylor Lucile Gorin Dorothy Miller 

Florence Bantly Doris Hankins Dorothy Naff 

Henrietta Bedinger Helen Hiner Katherine Perry 

Clara Beery Louise Jackson Margaret Patterson 

Virginia Bivens Martha Johnson Dorothy Powell 

Agnes Braxton Nettie Junkin Ethel Ratch ford 

Mary Margaret Bumgardner Elizabeth Knight Frances Ruckman 

Dorothy Dyer Kitty Lambert Irene Wallace 

Dorothy Exline Caroline Wood 

The Cfass of "28 

Nettie Junkin — Clara Beery 
(Cornell Boat Song) 

We are the class of '28 

The Sophs of M. B. C. ; 
In everything we hold our own 

A valiant class are we ; 
Our colors lavender and gold 

We to the end uphold, 
In everything we say or do 

To them we will be true. 

So here's to the class of '28 

Of the dear old M. B.C.; 
To our class and to our classmates 

We'll ever loyal be; 
We'll work and play together 

And sing right merrily ; 
Her Spirit we can ne'er forget — 

'28 of M. B. C. ! 

Class oi 'iS 

Every Soph 

(With Apologies to Everyman) 

[ Sophomores ( CIripe Session 

Class Patron The Golden Bowl 

Virtues I Class Officers l^'lccs I Fll-nking Habit 

Privileges Others labelled Neurone and 

1 I-'atulty I names of novels, etc. 

Scene — A large,, comfortable room. .It center hack three steps lead up to a 
closed gate. Soph and Patron enter from oppo.^ite .ddes. 

Soph : Howdy, Class Patron, Fm liack again. 

Class Patron : Well, really, you don't know how t^lad I am to see you back. 
My sister and I were just speaking of you the other day. clear Sophomore. Did 
you have a good summer? Some of that green hue of last year has gone. You 
look so well. 

Soph : Well, if I must be a fool as I was last year, I can at least be a wise 
one this year. 

Class Patron: I must go on, hut I'm so glad to see you hack. (Goes out.) 

Soph (seating herself J : Feels good to be a Sophomore. C)h\ (J'ices enter 
and surround Soph, singing): 

Chorus: You've got to know all about us before we're through with you. 

Golden Bowl (coming forward and opening two huge volumes she carries): 
See the pages you must read and be able to discuss intelligently, too ; also these 
others — (waving her hand to other vices who file across back stage in lock step.) 

Soph : Oh dear. I shall never do it. I wish I were home or dead. I wish 

Gripe Session : M\- dear, how mistreated and miserable you are ! ! ! 

(Virtues enter. Class Officers pass cheering refreshments around pro- 

Faculty: Now see here, Soph. You can and you will. 

Privilege (breaking in): Besides, _\-ou can go walking unchaperoned this 
year and to the movies and — But look ! 

(Vices throzv off their black capes to emerge in bright colors.) 

I'acl'lty: See, how interesting they are! 

Class Patron : And now there is only one nioie thing to conquer before you 
enter the gate to the L'pper Classmen, and that is that awful FLUNKING 


(At this Flunking Habit rises from where he has lain before the gate. Soph 

fights and overcomes him.) 

Class Patron: This is perfectly splendid! 

(The gate opens and they all troop into a sunlit garden beneath a silver sign 
— Juniors.) 

(■) c t <) b e r — Hadoween Party 
Sniihomorc-Senior Entertain 

Ncxcnihcr— Mnvifs. Miss Mc 
I'arlanfl's Tea at "I'rct/\ 

I ii ceiiiber — Movies. 

IMiruary — Benefit for Founda- 
tion Fund. Movies. 

March — Movies. 

\|.i-il— Movies. Easter Party 

Mav— Picnic. Movies. Fmal I 

offucrt t«Tt« mrt 

Tn fhe second monfh fhe peach free blooms. 
But not til! the ninth the chrgsanthemums. — 
So each must wait til! his own time comes. 



T^e Freshman Cfass 


Dorothy Wigginton President 

Mary Garland Taylor Vice-President 

WiLHELMiNA EsKRiDGE Secretary 

Myra Gene Stallard Treasurer 

Rebecca White 1 Standard Bearers 

Katherine Crawford J 

Miss Eleanora Harris Honorary Member 


Finis Coronat Opus 

The Calendula Orange and Green 

The Shamrock March 17th 

Eleanor Adams 
Effie Anderson 
Margaret Arey 
Martha Jones Bass 
Margaret Baylor 
Frances Bondurant 
Virginia Brooks 
Mary Leola Brown 
Elizabeth Burns 
Catharine Crafton 
Katherine Crawford 
Eunice Diamond 
Mary Elizabeth Doswell 
Virginia Druesedow 
Elizabeth East 
Mary Wilson Eldred 
Wilhelmina Esuudge 
Mae Evans 


Lillian Franz 

Elizabeth Gill 

Sarah Frances Guthrie 

Francina Hardie 

Elizabeth Hollis 

Martha Hood 

Janet Humphrey 

Jennie Hunt 

Mae Irvine 

Frances Jenkins 

Nancy Cooper Johnson 

Lydia Jordan 

Katherine Macdonai.d 

Cecelia McCue 

Anna Catherine McMahon 

Blanche Martin 

Rebecca Messick 

Elizabeth Miller 

Dorothy Morriss 
Ruth Naff 
Edith Roache 
Adelaide Seal 
Eleanor Shanks 
Phyllis Shumate 
Myra Gene Stallard 
Ruth Stone 
Mary Garland Taylor 
Mary Waide 
Lois Walker 
Rebecca White 
Selma White 
Dorothy Wigginton 
Helen Wigginton 
Helenora Withers 
Dorothy Wright 
Rena Yates 

li.Ass ..K -29 

A Hofe From a Newcomer 

Mary Baldwin College, 

Staunton, Virginia, 

April 1, 1926. 

Dere Mamie : 

I would have wrote you soonjr hut I have heen to Inisy getting educated. The 
Freshman Class are all "little hells" and there ain't none of 'em here that's done 
right by us. We've had to give everybody in this hole school a party and pay for 
them and us too, but all the rest of 'em had such a good time we couldn't hold any 
hard feelings against 'em. Our latest was a blow-out for the Juniors, and it made 
our Sunday school suppers back home look sick. The girls wore dresses without 
any sleeves (I ain't sure there mothers knew it) and the tables was all decorated 
in our class colors, Orange and Green. All the other classes laughed when we 
picked 'em out, said something about beeing "very appropriate." The orange was 
all right because several of the girls have orange dresses and sweaters, and maybe 
they was throwing off on us about the green. I ain't sure. 

Some girl at the banquet made a speech about our four points. Exercise is a 
great one even if I ain't reduced. Attendance is anotheren, but what with going 
away week-ends and staying in the Infirmary when we have a test, we don't keep 
up so well. Scholarship is the worst one, I've been making D's and E's most of 
the year, which ain t so bad, it seems to me, for a Freshman. I think A's and 
B's are what we're aiming for, but I ain't sure. The most important is Service, 
and I reckon if they took a census of the U. S. the Freshman at M. B. C. would be 
listed as the "Original Servers." There is some body in this class that's always 
"the very person" for everything that comes along. If its piano playing they call 
on Blanche Martin. My piano playing don't rate as well here as it did in Slab 
Fork. Ruth Stone is a great big Freshie and she keeps her muscle strong by cut- 
ting cake. I've heard she "serves" a little to herself on the side. Mary G. Taylor 
makes all the speeches that are needed and Dorothy Wiggintnn is a fine body 
guard for our sponsor, Miss Harris. 

Miss Harris has got a little jay-bird cousin out in Kansas that sits on a tele- 
phone pole and chews gum. She uses him to teach us Algebra by — I hojje he 
comes up here to see her some day — Algebra'd be easier to study. 

I'll be coming home Ijefore long and tell you the rest. , 

Your friend. 


CUM fl!««R-C(UmHII.A 

Frisky Freshmen 

Nov. 13 — Class Entertained h\ 
the Sponsor. Miss Harris. 

Nov. 19 — Tea at Breezy Hill. 

Dec. 14 — Christmas Tree Party. 

Jan. IS — Class Tea given by l\u- 

Jan. 26 — Freshmen appe:i nil 
with their new class pin. 

Feb. 5 and 19 — Fudge made by 
and for Freshmen. 

Feb. 12 — Valentine Party. 

Feb. 19 — Went to the S. M. A.- 
F. M. S. Basketball Game. 

Feb. 26 — Freshman Sandwich 

March 1 — "The Orange and the 
Green" displayed tor first time. 

March 17 — Freshnian-Junior 

March 26 — Freshman stationery 
on sale. 

April 9 — Party to celebr:itp 
birthdays of all Freshmen. 

Auril 23 — "Bluestocking" Ben. lit 
put on by Freshmen. 

May S — Hike and breakfast on 
top of "Betsy Bell. 

I- 5 UtfWR5-5(RV« 

W^ien you come fhus fTickenn^f, T am dIeTudledl! 
When you come thus fwinkTingr, ! am bewifcSedl! 




Senior Speciafs 

Miss Lii.i ian Ireland 
Honorary Mriiihcr 


Pansv ],avxn(lfr and fiold 


ELizAiiirni Ragan President 

Hi:i.i:n Wai.tiioik Secretary and Treasurer 

Ei.siE RosK.MiKKC.Kk Class Historian 

Elizabeth HeIiMBach Class Pro[<liet 

Emily Ramsey Trophy Bearer 

Ardmore, Oklahoma 


Ah, Virginia ! What a task to de- 
pict in mere words the quantity and 
riuahty of this lady's accomplish- 
ments! In the presence of musical 
genius we have always been abashed 
— so it is in writing of this one. 

Bivens is always able to entertain ! 
If you arc one of the cultured, her 
musical performance is one of that 
classic type that moves the spheres ! 
If of the Philistines, she has a stock 
of humor and a flow of wit that has 
sufficed to melt the hearts of the 
staidest faculty members. 

We hope that Virginia will rise to 
fame through her talents. If she 
is able to overcome a "small-sized 
mountain" that lies in her way, she 
will deserve our highest praise and 
the best possible success. 

Waynesboro, Virginia, 


"Love, szveetiicss. beauty, from Iter 
ferson shine. 
So stveet, so genlle. and so refined " 

And that's not saying half. It 
would take pages and pages to tell of 
the many merits and talents of Janet. 

She is the girl who always picks 
out the hardest task to do, and com- 
pletes it with highest honors, ere the 
rest of us poor mortals have begun. 

When she plays the piano and or- 
gan even the oldest classics sound in- 
teresting. But modern jazz is her 
si)ecialty, and it gives you a thrill to 
hear her play it. 

In the field of art Janet is quite as 
unusual and carries off most of the 
prizes. In fact, she is the very soul 
of versatility. 

Added to this is an attractive ])cr- 
sonality and a dreamy outlook on life 
from which we hope she will ne\cr 

Swoope, Virginia 


"A liurxc. a horse, my kiiigduin for 
a horse!" 

Thus cries Elizalieth when she is 
tired of practising piano or xocaliz- 
ing. For being our one and only song 
bird, she is kept rather busy and en- 
joys a change of exercise; and a 
horse furnishes that for her. 

Elizabeth is dependable, always 
there, and always ready to help — al- 
ways cheerful. The way to Betsy's 
heart is through her horses which, ac- 
cording to the latest census, were only 
nine. Yes, she nas plenty of room in 
her heart for other biological forms, 
notably the human race ; for Betsy is 
companionable and loyal. Finally she 
is the kind of a girl to whom we can 
gixc the high praise of "a good sport" 
and the kind we like to ha\c for a 

I'.l.i.SE 111-: (;K.\NT lOKNM.AN 
.Marietta, I'ennsyK ania 


"Some are born great, some achieve 
greatness, and some have greatness 
thrust upon them." We don't know 
whether Elise obtained this title by 
heredity or by personal achievement 
or whether it was tossed to her by 
some gracious god. But the fact re- 
mains, she is a great artist. No 
Bi.n-.SToCKiNc. of recent years has 
been complete without her character- 
istic talent displayed on its pages. 

Elise is quiet, sincere, and straight- 
forward. She has ability and what- 
r\er she undertakes she does well. 
How we would do without her is in- 
deed hard to imagine. So depend- 
able, so cheerful, and so modest of 
her achievements! Yet what a sense 
of humor. Such is our artistic 
friend, whose whole well rounded 
character finds expression in her art. 


Staunton, Virginia 


"By music minds an equal Icmf^cr 
Nor yiccll too liiqli nor sink too 

Carolyn is a girl whom every one 
likes because of her sweet disposition. 
She is full of the determination to 
complete what she has started and to 
do it the best she can. No wonder 
she is so versatile. Our efficient Caro- 
lyn plays the piano and pipe organ in 
her church and sings because she 
loves to sing. .Although she takes 
part in many activities, she has al- 
ways time to lend a helping hand. 
Her optimistic views on life no doubt 
come from her philosophy : 

"A little nonsense noii.' and then 
Is relished by the iinsest men." 

Allentown, I'enns\ l\ania 


The purpose of this article is to de- 
pict the magnificent qualities of a 
noble Senior. Raving about her would 
not e.Nactly do her justice, you have 
to know Heimbach. 

She it is whose most dominant 
characteristic is opposed to anything 
but the utmost frank sincerity. There- 
fore, leaving out any superfluous ad- 
jectives, we extend to her our uncon- 
cealed admiration. 

Heimbach does not consider the 
-American Rexolution the most glori- 
ous war ever fought, nor .Allentown 
the most unique and worthwhile city. 
In other words, she is not provincial. 
She is ali\ e and inquiring, a person 
well read, of charming manners, an 
asset to society, esjiecially Mary Bald- 
win, and a loyal companion. 







Princeton, West Virginia 


Allow mc to present Miss Frankie 
Honaker — the essence of daintiness 
and the quintessence of petiteness. In 
writing of her it is absolutely im- 
perative that the dictionary be at 
hand to refer to for the correct forms 
of the superlatives. She reminds us 
of Titania, the Queen of the Fairies, 
and then again of the mischievous 
Puck and his tantalizing fun. Her 
approach is generally signified by the 
sound of a prissy little step, a head 
tossed up in the clouds, and a black- 
case, almost as big as herself, tucked 
under her arm. For the most charac- 
teristic part of Frankie is her "fiddle" 
(she refuses to call it by any other 
name). One with such talent and 
ability and witli a "fiddle" as her 
cbaiii|iiiin will ne\ er be forgotten liy 

.MARY j.\NE L.\N(;K 

I Inirchville, Virginia 

i.K.Mn A n-; i.\ Ai;i 

l.iixely lirown liair with just a ting;' 
ill gold, blue eyes that twinkle nicr- 
lily; a sunny disposition and a bright 
smile for everyone — that's Mary 

I know it is proper to say lovely 
things about our worthy Seniors, hut 
this is not mere blarney for the sake 
of being proper. .And can she draw? 
\ regular artist. Her work is excel- 
lent, so entirely original. But though 
talented and endowed with natural 
gifts, Mary is not conceited. To show 
how little she thinks of her crowning 
glory she is actually thinking of bo'u- 
iiing it. Ye ''ods ! that such a thing 
should happen. Then we would be 
fcjrccd to hunt another title for her 
lather than "The (iirl with the Beau- 
tiful Hair." 

Charleston, West Virginia 


West Virginia must be an awfully 
nice state, for it seems to have some 
awfully nice people in it, as we ha\e 
already found out from the sample 
sent us from there. 

Anne is shy and modest to a certain 
degree, which, by the way, only 
makes her the more attractive. A 
blush is very becoming to her, and 
evidently she is aware of the fact. Be 
that as it may — Anne can play the 
piano with no little ease, and the or- 
gan is but a puppet in her hands. 
The Muse which endowed this little 
friend was certainly generous with 
her gifts. We hope she w'ill continue 
her musical studies in the future. 



.A quiet, sincere, and loyal friend is 
Elizabeth, and the jiossessor of a 
sweet and charming nature. Enviable 
characteristics, are they not ? Wc 
have not as yet mentioned her ar- 
tistic ability, which is of that superior 
type that always gets you somewhere. 

As a room-mate, she is unexcelled ! 
Enough said ! However, we must adil 
that Elizabeth is a good sport at any- 
thing and a good student in every- 
thing. Pardon me, I mean a good 
student in everything with any sense 
t<i it — which of course excludes ge- 

Elizabeth would like to study com- 
mercial art in New York next winter. 
Nothing would be too good for her, 
so we hope she gets her wish granted. 
But it will be a sad loss to Mary 
Baldwin when she leaves us. 


Macon, Georgia 


"ii'luit's i}i a }taiuef tliat whirh i^'c 
call a rose 
/I'v aiiv nthcr name icould xiiicll as 


she not Sarah 

So Sarah zvoiild, ii'i 

Retain that dear perfection 
Which she owwj- ztnthout a title." 

Perhaps Mary Baldwin has never 
before had a girl who will leave just 
the iniique influence which Sarah will 
undoubtedly leave behind her. 

She has a quiet method of working: 
a slight air of detachment, and yet is 
a perfect companion. Her deep-rooted 
sympathy, her slow, drawding voice, 
and her dreamy attitude — all of these 
have ])laced Sarah in the coveted po- 
sition wdiich she holds among us. The 
Y. W. are wondering who will so 
elliciently handle their money next 
year, and the studio pupils are bc- 
wailin.g her departure from their 

Gastonia, North Carolina 


First in fun, first in symjiathy, first 
in the hearts of her classmates, Ragan 
is the rightful possessor of George's 
thus modified title. Eager as a child 
licaming with delight over a pro- 
spective visit, she has captivated us 
line and all. Clever and entertaining 
to listen to — (for you know she just 
must talk) — you arc busy watching 
her eyes, her features as they follow 
her every line on thought. This also 
applys to her stage declamations, for 
"Expressing" is Ragan's most "fran- 
tic" accomplishment. 

Ragan has sympathy, that all-im- 
portant item in an attractive person- 
ality. Tn fact Nature has graciously 
endowed her with an abundance of 
lioth abstract and concrete qualities 
so that she is well equipped as an 
"excellent" Senior. 


Front Royal, Virginia 


Emily proves the adage that good 
things come in small packages. She's 
little of stature, but massive of mind. 
When Emily begins to "Express" (as 
Ragan says) why the rest of us keep 
quiet and listen. Such poise was never 
equalled by Cicero mounted on the 

But "Expressing" is not all that 
Emily does. She is tremendously in- 
terested in psychology. At present 
she is considering a course at John's 
Hopkins for further study in that in- 
teresting new science. Whether she 
decides to resume her studies or 
whether she chooses the more roman- 
tic future — which we can all testify is 
in store for her — there is only a bril- 
liant career awaiting this little class- 


Winchester, Virginia 


It shouldn't be hard to write about 
Elsie, a girl with so many splendid 
qualities; her striking type of beauty, 
her gift of music, her charm of per- 
sonality and strength of purpose — all 
the elements that go to the making up 
of a harmoniously rounded character. 
Yet this, paradoxically enough, is 
where the difficulty rises; for a well 
rounded character, like a sphere, is a 
difficult and elusive thing to grasp. 

"Where the stream runneth smoothest 
The water is deepest." 

She reminds us of her own 'organ 
music, with massive depths and ec- 
static heights, yet all under perfect 
control ; the effect of neither key nor 
score, I)Ut of an intangible something 
in the musician. .And surely it is not 
merely association that makes us feel 
the presence of fine harmonics when 
we think of Elsie. 

New York City 


\\ ho at Mary Baldwin needs to be 
introduced to Carroll? Surely we 
Seniors would never have gotten 
along without her. Carroll is so 
good-natured (she would ha\e to be 
considering who she rooms with). 
Her cheerful countenance and happy 
ilisposition have succeeded in rescuing 
us Seniors from many threatened 
cases of blues. Though quiet and un- 
assuming, we can always depend on 
Carroll. She is the kind that always 
understands and is ready to help. 

Who in school doesn't like to hear 
Carroll recite? Why, with a few 
words she can transport us into a gay 
fairyland of elves and fairies. The 
realization of her heart's desire is the 
wish we make for one of our most 
lo\ed, most admired, and most .gifted 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 

(,K.\lll Al !•: IN .\UT 

I')\rd has the distinction of being 
the only minister's daughter in the 
class. Yet sue claims even a still 
greater distinction in that of an artist. 
.\rt just expresses Byrd, down to the 
tips of her sensitive fingers. She 
moves among us, quaint and whimsi- 
cal, with the face of some old minia- 
ture. ,A more good-natured indivi- 
dual could never he found — for who 
can imagine Byrd not in the best of 
humor? .A thoughtful person and 
true friend is this warm-hearted lass. 
She works with enthusiasm whether 
designing costumes for "The Music 
llox Revue" or laboring o\cr an in- 
tricate ])oster for Y. W. The very 
soul of sympathy and unselfishness, 
she has won a warm place in the 
hearts of us all. 


Savannah, Georgia 


Helen, the Jazz Hound, Helen, the 
hanji) banger, Helen the toe dancer, 
and (last hut not least"! Helen, the 
artist. We are exhausted from relat- 
ing the merits of so talented and ver- 
satile a creature, .\ttractive from the 
top of her sleek black hair to the toe 
of her tiny slipper, is Helen. 

Helen wants to study some more, 
but she's weary of beine confined in 
a mere school. So she is planning to 
spend next winter in the Metropolis, 
live in an apartment, and be associ- 
ated with several studios. 

Perhaiis that will be a fitting en- 
vironment for her, but we feel that 
Mary Baldwin has first claim on her 
and at present, "She is our own and 
we are rich in havin"- such a jewel." 

Cfass Song- 

Tune — "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" 

Our school days have ended, as they will do, 

And our parting hour draws nigh. 
We sorrow at leaving comrades true — 

The pals of days gone by. 
The world will need the best we can do, 

So we must not delay longer here. 
Rut each must say, though it cost a tear. 

Farewell, Classmates, farewell. 

Farewell to the days that are past and gone. 

The dearest days I know, 
Each memory of our school days here 
Shall live on forcvcrmore. 
The voyage of life has just begun. 

Our fortunes we must find. 
So with tear-dimmed eyes we'll say our goodbye 

To the friends that we leave behind. 

As we stand on the lirink of the ri\er o 

And gaze on an unknown sea, 
We gather courage to buffet the tide 

For our craft well-builded be. 
As the years drift on and we try to find 

Every joy that a life may hold, 
We'll turn the pages of memory 

To our school days of old. 

f life 

CoMeg-e Specials 

By E, Ramsey 

C — Can she play a fiddle ? Frankie, I mean — 

Yes, she can, what's more she's keen. 
O — Oh, for words to describe our President Ragan, 

Who's done everything for us, even down to beggin' 
L — Lange (Mary) '11 not sink to the vulgar mart 

For she has devoted her life to art. 
L — Look at that stunning brunette over there, 

It's Elsie, you know, Iiy her black curly hair. 
E — Iv Brown, graduating in piano and voice, 

Should surely find many careers of her choice. 
G — Great are the praises Wathour has won 

For her many charms have not escaped one. 
E — Elizabeth Heimbach has gifts all her own, 

Besides art — in society she's quite at home. 

S — .Smith, oh, yes, Carroll, jolly and gay 

May she get Brown some sunny day. 
P — Perhaps you know Betsy, a senior in Prep, 

As well as in art, she's not carelessly slept. 
E — Exactly ! The wizard you heard was Anne Lory, 

For playing is her crowning glory. 
C — Can't you imagine artist Elsie, sitting there, 

As the model herself with those eyes, that hair! 
I — In conquermg art, piano, and organ, J. Brand, 

Holds great mystic worlds in her capable hand. 
A — Always on hand when we're at wits end. 

Here's to Byrd, ever helpful friend. 
L — Lest we forget Bivens in her far-away state, 

Let's have a reunion at some early date. 
S — Sarah Martin comes from the sunny South-land, 

The girl with the skillful and hel])ful hand. 

'2—2x11 are 22, 

Best luck in the world, Cartjline, to you, 
6 — 6x0 is zero ycni see — 

And that zero is little me. 

As THE Gods Uf.ckkeii 

. unnaijf ThREC 

rMnDCCriT^ ABf=?oAc:7 

"I'vi: Takkn Mv i-'uN Whkui; I'vk Found Ii" 





Mankind may a?! acclaim her I 


Domesfic Science Seniors 


'The mission of the ideal woman is to make the whole world homelike." 


To attain efficiency; to add to it self-control ; and to gain poise. 


To do something each day to make some one a little happier. 


We need have only one officer — 
Miss Morse 


Evelyn Carhart 
"Wearing all that weight of learning, lightly, like a flower." 

Nell Gwyn 
"We find big things are made of little things." 

Mary Hodge 
"Sleep first; work last." 

Katherine Huff 
"She loves to laugh, she loves to walk. 
And oh! good night! she loves to talk!" 

Carter Jaudon 
"// she will, she will; you may depend on that." 

Lauretta Kitchen 
"Happy am I, from care I'm free; 
Why aren't they all contented like me?" 

Iola Kirby 
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance." 

Mary Ratchford 
"/ will not feel the weight of any failure until it actually arrives." 

Ruth Thompson 
"Haste breeds delay." 

Mary Wagaman 
"Live, and learn." 

Virginia VValthour 
"'Tis hard to know, and yet keep silent." 

Mary White 
"Quiet people are zvelcome everywhere." 

Purposingr without performingr is mere fo!?y. 



' ^ 

Deck the madden fsSr 
Tn her ToveTiness . . . 




^.w— :::»■•— 'iaf—c A t.c. 

Coffe^fe Specials 

Anne Alvis 
Jessie Anderson 
Julia Ball 

Mary Aurelia Barton 
Garnett Brown 
Ellen Burkholder 
Helen Bussey 
Mary Campbell 
Evelyn Carhart 
Virginia Cecil 
Alma Clark 
Ruth Cohron 
Sallie Crouse 
Virginia Davidson 
Nell GYvifN 
Lucille Hamilton 
Virginia Hamner 
Mary Boone Hawpe 
Carter Jaudon 
Elizabeth Kingman 


Lauretta Kitchen 
Hallie Latta 
Virginia Leap 
Annie B. McClain 
Vivian Masterson 
Katharine Perry 
Julia Louise Peters 
RoBENA Lyne Marshall Price 
Mary Frances Ratchforii 
Edith Merrill Roache 
Jane Clark Roberts 
Mildred Craven Roberts 
Lois Elaine Schoonovek 
Helen Travis Strong 

On. LI 1.1 Si'i 

"My Voice Was All" 
(From a Diary of a Japanese School Girl) 

With joyous shouf and nng-ing' cheer 
Inau^furate our brief career, 


Fourfh Year Preparaforg 

Miss Fannie Strauss 
Honorary Meiiihcr 


Lois Foote President 

Mary Linton Walton Vice-President 

Mae Van Wagenen Secretary and Treasurer 

Jean Haynes Cliairnuiii of Entertainment Connnittee 

Miss Fannie Strauss Honorary Member 


Dux fciiiiiiii j'acli 


Larks])ur Sapphire and Silver 


Laura Brown "Thanks fur the Buggy Ride" 

Mary Francks Cooke "Alabamy Bound" 

Lois Footi-: "Yankee Doodle" 

Jean Haynes "Dixie" 

Elizabeth Johnson "I'm a Tarheel Born" 

Elisabath MacConnei.i "That Certain Party" 

Virginia Rckisa "Show Me the Way to Go Home" 

Janet Stockton "O ! Look at Those Eyes" 

Viola Symons "Roll 'Em, Girls" 

May Van Wagenen "I'm Knee-Deep in Daisies and Head Over Heels in Love" 

Mary I.inton Walton "Always" 

Kr.izABETH Weipner "The West X'irginia Hills' 

)ri; 111 Vi Ai; I 'i;i:i'Ahatory 

''The Sforg of a Shorf Life'' 

STRANGER walking within our walls calls to SL-e the Senior 
:lass — of course the College Seniors leap forward with a bound, 
the Seminary Specials are the Seniors too, so up they bob, 
then with all the blase airs of the real thing we rush to 
the front, only to he told — "Go back, you're fourth year 
prep students!" So there, we are just prep school students. 
One afternoon before the Christmas holidays we met with 
Miss Higgins in the girls' parlor and it was then that we 
came into existence — not much, I grant you — but us! We ])estow-ed the 
honor of being the tirst president of the class upon Lois Foote, and it has been 
with great dignity that she has held sway from her throne (Miss Fannie's desk). 
Then the necessary evil of a vice-president was embodied in Mary Linton Walton. 
Mae Van Wagenen having displayed her talent for writing letters, l)ecame our 
secretary and treasurer. 

We unanimously — there was no question aljout it — elected Miss Fannie 
Strauss for our Class Patron. We certainl}- hope she felt half the honor in re- 
ceiving this office as we did in bestowing it. 

All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl, so every now and then we donned 
our glad rags and stepped out. Miss Fannie Strauss has given us two lovely 
parties at her house and once we entertained the Seminary Seniors. We tf)ok them 
to the movies then to Miss Fannie's afterwards. 

Mary Linton gave us a supper at her house. Miss Higgins was there as the 
guest of honor. 

Then, too, we entertained our patron at the Rosemary Tea Shop. More fun 
and still much more to eat ! 

"The woman is the leader of the deed." This somewhat high-sounding motto 
may seem inappropriate for a class whose aspirations so far seem to have been 
centered about a good time for ourselves, but we hope that our members may _vet 
deserve a position in the front rank of college seniors. 


cuRRCHT tvcnia 


TillUIJ Yl-AU I'ui.l'AltATOKY 

l^^j|?iH'J"'^^fi?y^M«~'^q*^ ^ ^ '" " wy 

TMrd Year 

Elizabeth Kathleen Albin 
RoseLabmann Alkins 
Julia Virginia Barber 
Victoria Louise Bergman 
Elizabeth Gowanlock Broome 
Mary Tomlin Braxton 
Helen Elizabeth Carleton 
Rebecca Constable 
Jane Frazer Constable 
Nancy Bearing Day 
Grace Lunsford Friend 
Judith Gordon 
Dorothy Eloise Ham el 
Arlene Engart Harman 
Mary Margaret Harris 
Betty Lawson Henderson 
Lavaune a. Hoffman Hoye 
Josephine Hull 
Elizabeth Lee Hunt 
Theo Leavitt Johnston 
Alma Trout Jordan 
Martha McDavid 

Martha Olive McKee 

Naomi Moran 

Mary Moore Pancake 

Sara Frances Ralston 

Ruth Reed 

Priscilla Alden Robinson 

Bessie Rinehart Stokes 

Beatrice Elinor Stone 

Anne Radford Troti 

Virginia S. Walker 

Eunice Williams 

Rebecca Brand Williams 

Virginia Kirkwood Wood 

Pauline Woodward 

Second Year 

Ida Lee Benson 
Doris Helen Brown 
Laura McClung Burrow 
Elsie Florence Carleton 
Leola Virginia Clatterbaugh 
Margaret Kerr Clemmer 
Frances Louise Crafton 
Louise Dunovant 
Isabel Anderson Flippin 
Susan Barret Gill 
Eugenia Harman 
Mary Lou Harris 
Mary Bruce Harvey 
Laura Lanier Hopson 
Lena McAden 
Helen Douty McLean 
Mildred Beverly Mountcastle 
Dorothy Rumpf 
Maky Gray Silver 
Martha Gwathmey Walters 

Second Yeak I'keparatorv 

1-lUST YliAU rKlil'AKMOUV 


!.»»--:::»•• '-viaf-'-c'At.t. 

First Year 

Alene Euzabeth Brewster 
Mary Gilkeson Blackley 
Juliet Lyle Brooke Bond 
Margaret Louise DeMund 
Dorothy Marie Eisenberg 
Marguerite Lyle Fultz 
Bertha Barron Goodman 
Virginia Blenner Graham 
Lucn-E Olivla Grasty 
Alice Clemence Harman 
Margaret Louise Jordan 
Cornelia Taylor Quarles 
Amy Jane Wilson 


Preparaforg Speciafs 

Margaret Simpkins Baker 
Mary Rebecca Baylor 
Willie Mae Benson 
Adele Berger 
Janet Berger 
Agnes Boxley 
Betty Bowman 
Margaret Vincent Buddy 

Eloise Burton 
Mary Granley Clapp 
Mary Virginia Coblentz 
Lucille Craig 
Mary Artis Dannek 
Dorothea Dils 
Alice Footer 
Phyllis Glison 
Mary Grastv 
Elinor Hacklev 

Elizabeth Nicholas Holladay 

Mary Wilson Hamilton 

Fleta Hamrick 

Mabel Heneberger 

Betty Henderson 

Ruby Heslep 

Elizabeth Hesser 

Mary Hodge 

Pauline Steele Hotinger 

Katherine Huff 

Florence Johnson 

Jean Karr 

Jane Elizabeth Kinard 

Jessie Kirtner 

Elizabeth King La Rowe 

Mildred Loewneb 

Elizabeth Lynn 

Anne Elizabeth Macdonald 
Betsy McAlister 
Marie McClung 
Marguerite Mary Matthews 
Louise Frances Mitchell 
Minnie Mitchell 
Marjorie Mower 
Virginia Newberry 
Mary Frances Perry 
Pauline Preston Phipps 
Helen Adele Poindexter 
Charlotte Josephine Quillin 
Elizabeth Maxwell Ramsey 
Julia Reed Rosborough 
Marie Nichola Sellers 
Velma Lee Spitler 

Elizabeth Louisa Sullivan 

Josephine Dent Symons 

Annie Gertrude Tabb 

Helen Taggart 

Dixie Alexander Taylor 

Irma Lee Thomas 

Mary Isabel Thomas 

Dorothy Ruth Thompson 

Caroline Arnold Thrift 

Mildred Lee Town ley 

Mary Cordelia Wagaman 

Virginia Clayton Walthour 

Pattie Mae Watson 

Mary Ella Weade 

Jamie Webb 

Mary Woodfin White 

Jessika Atherton Wright 

Rena Mills Yates 

Anna Gabriel Young 




Preparatory Specials 

Prep Prafffe 

Why need the inhabitants of McClung never be hungry? 

There's always a BAKER there. 

How can they afford to pay for her wares ? 

There's always SILVER on the second floor. 

What wiiuld they do if one were missing.'' 

There wcuild always be a HUNT. 

How could tliey see to search? 

There's never night, but always DAY. 

Who would help them ? 

GRACb:, always a FRIEND. 

Who is the most noisy girl in scIkjoI .'' 

Combination of TOOTLEb and CLAPP. 

The sourest '. 


The worst-tempered .•" 


The most athletic .■" 


What does she use ? 


And never uses? 


Who i> the niii^t p(jpular girl in scIkjoI .'' 

POLLY, everybody's BUDDY. 

What is the breathing apparatu.^ of a tish 1 


Why is lower Hilltop the most orderly hall ? 

There are two CONSTABLES to keep the peace. 

Wli\- might we e.xpect !\lemi)i'ial to be the laziest place in scboo 

There's always a HOLLA DAY there. 

When were the laws of gravity broken? 

When a STONE felt at home in the air. 





The echoes of our fesfivaT 
ShaTf nse fnumphanf over aTT, 


A source of innocent mernmenfl 





Mary Terrell President 

Margaret Scott Vice-President 

Sarah Martin Treasurer 

Elizabeth Lynn Recording Secretary 

Margaret Ward Corresponding Secretary 

Miss Montgomery Faculty Adviser 


Marguerite Dunton, Chairman 
Virginia Bivens 
Elizabeth Brown 
Virginia Cecil 
Elise Gibson 
Martha Johnson 
Nettie Junkin 
loLA Kirby 
Hallie Latta 
Mildred Loewner 
Elizabeth Lynn 
Margaret Patterson 
Helen Strong 
Lois Walker 

Elizabeth Roberts, Chairman 
Clara Beery 
Elizabeth Hume 
Nettie Junkin 
Elsie Rosenbercer 

M ARC a ret Patterson, Chairm an 
Margaret Bowen 
Wilhelmina Eskridge 
Katharine See 
Caroline Wood 

Eleanor Adams, Chairman 
Margaret Buddy 
Phylis Glisan 
LuciLE Gorin 
Elizabeth Johnson 
Ruth Thompson 

Alice McCabe, Chairman 
Dorothy Rumpf 
Julia Reed Rosborough 
Julia Ball 
Florence Bantly 

Carroll Smith, Chairman 

Mary Thomas 
Marjorie Trotter 
Elizabeth Knight 
Rebecca White 

Elise Cornman, Chairman 
Helen Wigginton 
Byrd Venable 
Mary Clap? 
Elinor Hacklev 
Helen Walthoub 

Elizabeth Ragan, Chairman 
Jean Haynes 
Janie Roberts 
Iola Kirby 
Sarah Martin 
Josephine Symons 
Helen Strong 
Elisabeth MacConkeu. 
Missouri Millek 

Helen Walthour, Chairman 
Isabel Flippin 
Martha McDavib 
Lena McAden 
Ann Macdonald 
Mildred Roberts 

Elizabeth Heimbacb, 


Catherine Macdonald 
Katherine Huff 
Mary Wagaman 
Iola Kirby 
Virginia Walthoub 

Hallie Latta, Chairman 
Lois Schoonover 
Edith Roache 
Agnes Boxley 

WORLV ftLLflWiniP 

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The Sfory of fhe 

in Marg Bafdwin 

^^^^^77^^^^^ ONSIUERING^Rt the spiritual sidu of our trian^'le, the 

^^^KM*.l^^fKw Association tries^ery hard to further the development of 

■■■■■■■&B that phase of our life. Iwery Thursday Miss Higgins 

m M reads at breakfast a notice th:;t Morning Watch will be 

• ^^^1 ■ held in the Girls' Parlor immediately afterward. This is 

mm ■ '' ^"-'^^ minutes of devotional "deep breathing" that fits us 

m ^L^ ■ jjetter for the tasks of the day. The regular meetings of 

^^^ \ the Y. \V. are held after supper on Sunday nights. Often, 

wh^n the soft, warm twilight of spring and early summer 

pi-rmit it, we have a hill>ide vesper service. 

To understand the needs of students of other lands and to create a \ ital in- 
terest in their problems has a prominent part on 
our programs. We also try to arouse a deep in- 
tellectual conviction that we can further the 
upward march of mankind, "not by might, nor 
by power, but by my spirit, s:!ith the Lord of 

A wonderful spirit of co-operation is shown 
the program committee by the entire school. 
Seldom has a girl been rsked to take part in tire 
service and refused. The music department 
contributes selections by the choir, solos and 
duets ; the expression department supplies us 
with a wealth of well-trained readers. 

Our social program has two ends, others 
and ourselves. The m;ans to these ends are the 
Social and the Entertainment Committees. Every Saturday ujion which some 
organization is not serving a chicken salad tea, or local talent is not disporting 
itself on the stage, the Entertainment Committee 
sees to it that music and song float up from the 
old gymnasium. 

When the hungry cry of the little negroes at 
the orphanage just outside of Staunton reached 
our ears, we just had to respond. You should 
have seen the little darkies when we took them 
the big Thanksgiving boxes, collected by contri- 
utions from every girl in school who received a 
().\ of delectable provisions for Thanksgiving. 
They could hardly wait for our l)acks to I)e 
turned before they "dived in." 

But the role we most delight lo till is that of 

Santa Claus. You should see the cabinet girls 

tilling the stockings for some of the needy fami- 

)re our Christmas holiday's commence. We have a 

more school f(U" whom we 

lies in Staunton a few days lief 

little girl whose education we take care of at the Cro: 

also enjoy playing this old and honorable role. 

.\nolher thing connected with this Christmas atni 


the caroling. On 

till.' last day before Christmas vacation the Y. W. 
Choir, assisted lustily by the cabinet, arises before 
daylight and hurries to the waiting bus. For once 
during the year S. M. A. is awakened by a chorus 
of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" instead of the 
more militant bugle. We serenade the town, fill- 
ing the air with Christmas anthems and ourselves 
with Christmas joy. 

To our sick and way-worn members, the So- 
cial Committee carries flowers and magazines to 
brighten their stay in the infirmary. 

I*>ehind all these services of the association is 
the Y. W. C. A. cabinet composed of the chalr- 
nvjn of the different committees and the officers 
of the association. Every Tuesday v/e meet to 
talk over the prol)lems of the school and decide 
how we can serve best the needs of the girls and the way in which, in our very 
small way, we can serve the world. Always behind the efforts of the cabinet is 
Miss Montgomery. We would be lost without her advice and without her efforts 
to "put over" everything we undertake. 

Y. W. C. .\. Caiu.met 
Left to Right: Seated— H. Latta, M. Patterson, E. Kagan, H. Walthour, M. Scott, Miss 
Montgomery, Faculty .Adviser; M. Ward, E. Roberts, E. Hiemliach, .A. McCabe, E. Cornman. 
Standing — C". Smith, E. Lynn, S. .Martin, E. .Adams, \L Terrell, Al. Dunton. 

Cofiffion Cfub 


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Left to Right, First Row— F. Honakcr, H. Strong, D. Wright. P. ( iilsan. \'. Walthour, 
L. Ciorin, A. Macdonaid, D. Riimpf, J. R. Rosliorough. R. Johnson, C. Jaurlon. M. F. fookc, 
C. Brand. 

Second Row — E. MacConncll, L. Foote, V. Wood. J. Haynes, M. Tulij-, M. Johnson. 
M. Lynn, M. Baker, L, McAden, J. Hull, M. Roberts, M. McDavid, M. B. Harvey, I. FHppin. 

Third Row — M. Wagaman, D. Wigginton, E. Holladay, J. Peters, B. Henderson, H. Wig- 
ginton, L. Schoonover, S. White, M. Hood, M. Terrell, T. Johnston, H. Latta, E. Ragan, M. 
Ward, Miss Morse, Faculty Adviser; S. Martin, E. Heimbach, M. Dunton, E. Adams, R. 
Thompson, A. Boxley, B. Venalile, H. Walthour, D. Exline, K. Huff, A. Seal, L. Thomas. C. 
Smith, C. Wood, C. Macdonaid. 


Elizabeth Heimbach President 

Elizabeth Ragan Secretary and Treasurer 

Miss Lydia Morse Faeultv .Idz'isor 



l-'.i.i/.Aiir.TH Ra(;.\.\ 
Elizai!i;th Rnnikc 


Scptc-mlRT ;in(l .March 

Mari;akkt Warp 

September 1925 

FeWruarv 1926 — Script Dance 

Mav 1926 


CNoraf Cfub 

Left tu Right— P. Watson, L. McAden, E. Ramsey, N. Junkiii, E. Brown, J. Wright, V. 
Cecil, E. Richardson, A. Young, M. Dunton, H. Latta, M. Patterson, M. Anderson, F. Bon- 
durant, B. Martin, M. Heneberger, V. Newberry, M, W. Eldred, C. Smith, I. Kirl)\-. E. Lynn, 
J. R. Rosborough, i[. McDavid, H. Strong. 


Miss HicLEN Ikwin Director 

Miss Pkari.f, Keistkk ■hiciiif'aiiixl 


Elizabeth Brown, Frances liondurant, Lucille Craig, Virginia Cecil, Marguerite Dunton, Elise 

Gibson, Martha Johnson, lola Kirby, Elizabeth Lynn, Hallie Latta, Mildred Lowener, 

Blanche Martin, Virginia Ncwlicrry, Margaret Patterson, Elizabeth Ramsey, 

Carroll Smith, Helen Strong, Pattie Watson, Mary Campbell, Mary 

W. Eldred, Elizabeth Richardson, Helcnora Withers 


Marion Andersi>n, Anna Young, Mabel Heneberger, Mary (Iray Silver, Lena McAilen, 

Martha McDavid, Edith Rnach, Julia Reid Rosborough, 

kutli Stone, Jessica Wright 


Nettie lunkin, Lois Walker 

SwiNc; Low, SwKKT Chariot — Negro Spiritual H. T. Burleigh 

Cion IN NATrHF. L. Van Bcclhoven 

( arv. Paul Ambrose 

To A Wii-i) Rose • Edivard MacDowell 

\ Herman Hagerdorn 

When Twii.ic;ht Weavf.s Beethoven 

f arr. Gena Branscombe 

Bonoi.iN K Waller House Jones 

\ Ella Gilbert Ives 
America 'i'KH-Mi'iiANT Clifford Dcmarcst 

The Sock and Buskin Cfub 

Left til Right, seated — E. G. Hume, M. Bowen, C. Beery, M. J. Bass, Mrs. Teagiic, fac- 
ulty niemlier; L. Hopson, M. Ri)lierts, A. Macdonald, < . Schooimver, M. Mathews. 

in .Action — E. Hollis, E. Kaijan, .A. Boxley, K. Messick, E. .Adams, E. Knight, K. Ramsey. 

Eli-:anor Adams President 

Carroll Smith Secretary-Treasurer 

Mrs. P.ERTiiA N, Ticacui-: Honorarv Member 

"All the world's a stage, 
. liid all the men and ivomen merely players." 

— "As You Like It" — Shakkspeare. 

We are hoiii witli dramatic institict. This instinct enables us to forget our- 
selves, and to enter into a .sympathetic understanding of life and human heings. 
If this natural impulse is not smothered or crushed in earl\- life, it empowers us to 
enjoy more fully the world in which we live and to understand more clearlv the 
moti\'e and character of other.s. 

I'he |)urpose of The Sock and Buskin Club is to develop dramatic thitiking, 
imagination, and \ocal e.xpression through tlie stud\- and ])resentation of plavs 
with literar\' value. 

The club meets weekly, at which time there are informal readings, lectures, 
poetry recitals, and sketches from life. To aid in a broader, deeper appreciation 
of literature and life is the primary aim of the Expression course — and The Sock 
and Bushiu Club provides the means toward that advancement. 

Red Headed Cfub 

From Left to Right— P. Watson, C. Quillen, C. Brand, M. Ward, I'resident; Mt 
Honorary Member, M. Evans, M. Clapp, E. Lynn, J. Gordon. 


The Son^ of fhe Cfub and fhe Kin^- 

A talc of the ages olden: 

Of a castle within a town 
Where dwelt maidens with tresses golden 

And tresses raven and brown. 

But one fact my soul distresses, 

For ever, early and late, 
The damsels with crimson tresses 

In sorrow bewailed their fate. 

But to these of the locks of scarlet 
Did fortune a rescue bring ; 

And he proved not i)age nor varlet 
But his majesty, the King! 

He showed them his special favor ; 

Nor do they count it the least 
That they still remember the flavor 

Of their friend's most roval feast. 

.\nd so, with the highest elation, 
The red-haired maidens sing 

In the deepest apjireciation, 
"Vive le Roi! Mr. King!" 



!nformafion T'm requesfing^ 

On a subject inferesf^ngf.- 

fs a maiden beffer when she's fougrh? 



Vr";r,~ V.I 

BaskefbaM ~ YeTTow Team 

k. Sli.iK', L,iiar,l, M. Aiulcrsciii, C'liU-r. M. Sciitt, I-ori,'ard. ('. Jaiidim. I';ri.-anl. 
E. (_;. Hume, Ciianl : .\1. I'attcrson, ,V. Criitcr (C) 

October 3 — Saturday Morning 

Annual Organization of Athletic 


November 11 — -Wednesday Night 

Lena McAdcn, Martha Hood. Ruth Stoui' 

elected to the Council 

November 19 — ^Thursday Night 
Entertained New Council Members 

November 20 — Friday Night 

Maurine Tully elected Secretary and 

November 27 — Thursday Morning 

Thanksgiving Basketball Game won by 

December 3 — Saturday Night 
P.asketball dame won l)y "VN'hites" 

December 10 — Thursday Night 
■iiial Basketball Game won by "Yellows" 

Baskefbaff ~ Whife Team 

E. Hume, Guard; M. Matthews, Forzcard; L 
B. Henderson, .S". Center; 

Walker, Center; M. Johnson, Fon^'ard; 
D. ExHne, Guard (C) 

January 27 — Wednesday Night 
Council Entertained Basketball Squads 

February 12 — Thursday Night 
Council-Cabinet Banquet and Entertainment 

March 3 — Wednesday Night 

Martha Johnson and Rebecca White 

elected to the Council 

March A — Thursday Night 
Entertained New Members 

March 20 — Saturday Morning 
First Spring Hike to Highland Park 

March 22 — Monday Morning 

Presentation of M. B. C. Pillow to 

Katharine Sec for the Best College Song 

April 1 — Thursday Night 
Basketball Banquet and Presentation of 
Gold Basketballs to First Team Members 


trn-wAnp mw 


Physically Fit 

Prepare gourseFf for news surpr^singrl 




The BfuesfocMnqf Sfaff 

Dorothy Curry 

Marguerite Dunton Assistant Editor 

Marjorie Trotter Business Manager 

Dorothy Hisey Advertising Manager 

Katharine See Literary Editor 

Elsie Rosenberger Assistant Literary Editor 

Dorothy Morriss Assistant Literary Editor 

Mary Terrell Class and Club Editor 

Elise Cornman Art Editor 

Janet Brand Assistant Art Editor 

Helen Wigginton Assistant Art Editor 

Elise Gray Hume Kodak Editor 

Dorothy Exline Athletic Editor 

Maurine Tully Joke Editor 

Florence Bantley Asisstant Joke Editor 

Miss Alice D. Price 
Faculty Adviser 

The BTuesfocking 


Mrs. Montague President of the S. U. F. W. C. 

Mrs. Bean I 

Mrs. Boscawen \ Members of the S. U. F. W. C. 

Mrs. Vacey | 

Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet The Lecturer for the evening 

Time — Middle eighteenth century. 

(The ladies enter, greet each other with dignity, seat theiiisehes. Mrs. Mon- 
tague rises, fumbles with a paper, and proceeds to read it in correct declamatory 

Mrs. Montague: Members of the Society for the Uplift of Female Wit and 
Conversation, let us endeavor to maintain before us our lofty object. I have thus 
addressed you, not as gentlemen are accustomed to do as members of the frailer 
though fairer sex, because against this our very aim raises protest. For w-e have 
thus banded together to prove the w'orth of our sex ; to rescue 
"Conversation's setting light. 
Half obscur'd in Gothic night," 
and to elevate the thoughts of our bosoms above those of the common herd. 

(She reseats herself, amid polite applause.) 

Mrs. Bean (rising): Noble president of our order, we hail thee, a veritable 
Semiramis. Yet while these words fell from thine inspired lips, methought how 
sad that we alone should reap their benefit. And a thought awoke within me, 
whose very temerity makes the rose to bloom anew upon these virgin cheeks. Let 
us, members of the Society for the Uplift of Females, put these thoughts, the 
efifusions of our pens, into a book, to prove forever the ascendancy of the female 

All (azvcd) : A book ! 

Mrs. Montague: But what should we call it? 

Mrs. Vacey: Let's ask Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet. 

All : Oh, yes ; Mr. Stillingfleet ! 

Mrs. Boscawen: Ah, the dear man! so charming; so original. My dear 
husband, Admiral Boscawen, remarked today, "What would you ladies do without 
the blue stockings?" 

(The others are properly overcome with embarrassment. .Mrs. Boseazi'cn 
finally realizes her "faux pas," and is momentarily subdued.) 

Mrs. Vacey (deprecatingly) : Oh, dear Amelia ! 

Mrs. Bean : Of course, we had noticed that he wears blue — that the shade of 
his — er — but nevertheless — — 

Mrs. Montague: Ladies, let not the uplift of the mind cause us to forget 
female modesty to such an extent as to name in society the — the — nether covering 
of the person : though it is true that all have remarked the habitual color. 




Mrs. N'acey : So delightfully unconventional ! 

Mrs. Bean : But the book, the offspring of the muses? 

All: Here comes Mr. Stillingtleet now! 

('Mr. Stillingfleet enters attired inconspicituusly sin'c far the — ahem! — 
Iiose, whose plebian shade he wears with dignity.) 

Mrs. Montague: Mr. Stillingfleet, little did you dream that this evening 
would prove momentous in the annals of the race. Sir, we have determined to 
place before the public eye the flowerings of the quill, to fashion a frame for the 
inspiration of the Muses — in short, to write a book ! But, good friend and coun- 
sellor, we are at a loss to determine what to christen this offspring of the mind. 

Mr. Stillingfleet: Ladies, I am moved by profound joy and by awe. But 
as to a name 

Mrs. Boscawen (uttering a shriek): A mouse! (She springs upon a chair, 
raising her petticoats high; the other ladies minutely follow her example.) 

Mr. Stillingfleet: Fairest members of the fair sex, what is the matter? 

All ; A mouse ! 

Mr. .Stillingfleet: Calm yourselves, ladies: I will effect a rescue. 
strikes the mouse zvith his cane, picks it up by the tail. Ladies shriek. 
Stillingfleet bows and carries it out.) 

All : What a hero ! 

Mrs. Boscawen : W'hat should we do without the blue stockings ! 

(All suddenly look at each others' — cr — limbs, and stare in amacement 
are wearing blue stockings!) 

Mr. Stillingfleet (re-entering) : Now, ladies, as to a title — (sees their po- 
sition, stops abruptly, gallantly turns his back.) Ladies, in my estimation, a 
worthy title would be, "The Bluestocking," and long may it flourish as a mouth- 
piece of female culture and talent. 


Mrs. Montague: "The Bluestocking" let it be. Members of the .Society for 
the Elevation of Female Wit and Conversation, the meeting is adjoumed. 



"W'li.M .^ Hkuo !" 


Misceffang Sfaff 

Nkttie Junkin Editor-iii-Cliiff 

Eleanor Adams -^Issistaiit Edit 

Caroline Wood Biisiiu-ss Maiuujcr 

Katharine See E.YcJiaiujc Editor 

Betsy Kingman Advcrtisiiui Edito 

Elizabeth Heimbach Social Edito 

Jane Roberts lokc Editor 

Mary Thomas -\ssociatc Editor 

Wilhklmina Eskridc.e Issociatc Editor 

Agnes Braxton Sssocialc Editor 

Miss Strauss Uuiiiiuc Editor 

Miss Stuart Faciiltv Adviser 





Three One-Act Plays 

March L^, at 7:30 



Stuart Walker 


He Katharine See 

She Nettie Junkin 

The I')Ov Jane Roberts 

Scene — Halfway to a Proposal 



Edna A. Collamore 


Miss Emily Harriman Wilhelmina Eskridge 

Guy — her nephew Caroline Wood 

Mrs. Sophia Meecham — Miss Emily's sister Mary Thomas 

Mrs. Alwilda Thayer — village fjos.sip Elizabeth Heimbach 

Josephine Susan Gill 

Dorothy P.arclay Acnes Braxton 

Scene — Miss Emily's Kitchen 



Colin Campbell Cli;.mi:nts 


Minnie Eleanor Adams 

Sally Kingman 

Scene — Lodging House P.edroom 

Pnzes for BfuesfocMng^ Work 

Best short story, offered by Palais Royal, won by 
Phyllis Harper Glisan 

Best poem, offered by Beverley Book Company, won by 
Mary Thomas 

Best kodak picture, offered by H. L. Lang and Co., won by 
Missouri Miller 

Best art work, offered by Mr. Thomas Hogshead, won by 
Byrd Venable 

First Honorable Mention 
Helen Walthour 

Second Honorable Mention 
Dorothy Exline 


The Secref Garden 

The Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, 

Fontenay, France, October 17, 1915. 

^illlllllHUIIHliiHmu\^^^^ is my thirteenth birthday. Ninon says I must put 
^ away childish things and become a woman, but it is so 
r hard to grow up. Ninon is eighteen and has Httle 
~ brown, fluffy curls all over her head and smihng blue 
i eyes. She is down at the end of the garden now, with 
"w ^ ^ gardener Michael, gathering the poppies, that the frost 

V.i|^S§N ■^ has not yet nipped. By and by she will fasten one in her 

J* "' .^^ 1^^ '^^i'" where the curls are thickest. Yesterday I asked 
^HtnntUHHUlfYtnWr^ ^^^ *f she were getting ready for the fairy prince, but 
she only threw a poppy at me and said I shouldn't bother 
my head about such things — But when I persisted and said that I would go out and 
hunt one for her, she answered, "Yvonne! There are no real princesses and 
princes. They only live in books." But I think she is wrong. 

October 18th: 
Ninon says that instead of trying to be a lady I have been a veritable "imp of 
Satan" today. It was raining when I woke up and my golden fairy did not come 
on his sunbeam, but instead a little gray gnome came in through my bedroom win- 
dow on a raindrop. He always comes on rainy days and makes me feel all bad 
inside. At breakfast he told me to put salt in Ninon's porridge and now he is 
laughing at me from the corner and daring me to make faces at Celine. Horrid 
girl ! She says my hair curls like the tail of Michael's pig. 

This afternoon the Cure came to hear Celine and me recite Catechism. I hate 
it and told him so, and he was so horrified that he punished me by making me 
write poetry — That silly stuff ! I can see no sense in it ! So this is what I wrote : 


He has squinty eyes and a turned up nose, 
And queer, it is always as red as a rose. 
He is sure to come here every day 
He stays for lunch and then he'll pray. 

He nearly boxed my ears, but I was too quick for him and ran out of the 
room. Ninon says she hopes the sun will shine tomorrow so that my fairy will 
come back. 

October 20th: 

I have found the Prince ! He lives in our secret garden ; the place where I 
least expected to find him. Ninon calls it that because no one knows of it except 
us. Nobody lives there, except the tinkling fountain, the breeze and the sun- 
dial. Ivy and moss grow everywhere and the flower beds are all over-grown with 
weeds. Ninon says it is a garden that has lived its life and love, but is now 
dreaming. We have looked and looked for a gate but can never find one. We 
enter the garden by climbing the high garden wall and clinging to the ivy stems 
that cover it. 

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The sisters had gone to visit the Cure and Ninon was baking gingerbread, 
so I sHpped down the path and had safely climbed the wall and was dangling my 
feet over it when I heard somebody singing. I nearly fell over backwards, I was 
so frightened. I crossed myself and sat holding my breath in suspense, and then 
the Prince came into view. I knew him right away ; for he was just like the one 
in my story-book, except that he didn't have any gay-colored plumes or a horse, 
but I liked him just the same. When he saw me he stopped and said something 
softly in a language which I couldn't understand. But I only smiled back and 
asked him in French if he were the Prince. At that he laughed so hard that I 
laughed too, and then he came and helped me down. He showed me the garden — 
It has changed so; the flowers are no longer choked with weeds and there are 
white garden seats under the trees. The garden has awakened ! 

October 21st: 

Today Ninon found the gate ! She was so sweet and lovely in her blue musHn 
dress, with a larkspur in her hair, that suddenly I wanted the Prince to see her. 
I have never told her about him for she would not go with me. 

At the bend of the garden we came face to face with the Prince. Ninon 
stopped and stared and her face turned first a delicate pink and then a marble 
white. And the Prince ! Something I had never seen before was gleaming in his 
eyes, but Ninon turned and fled straight for the garden wall. 

I clutched Prince Tom's hand and we ran also. She was half-way up when 
we got there. She turned around to look at us and without warning the ivy tore 
from the wall and she fell with a thud to the ground. 

I thought she was dead, because she lay so white and still against the Prince's 
arm. But she was only stunned. By and by her long lashes fluttered, and she 
opened her eyes to smile at me. 

I shuddered and looked at the wall. Then I screamed and danced. If the 
Sisters had been there they would have held up their hands in horror, with looks 
of astonishment on their pious faces. There was the gate! 

It was browned by the sun and the rain so that you could hardly detect it 
from the rest of the wall. Its hinges were rusty and the latch worm-eaten; cov- 
ered by ivy it had been safe from prying eyes. The Prince said we should plant 
the ivy there once more and it should be known only to us. 

May 3rd: 

I am writing this by candle light. I know I shall make blots and mis-spell 
words since Ninon is not here to help me. 

The city is in total darkness ; here and there a light may be seen like a far off 
star, but it too, is shaded from hostile eyes. For death stalks everywhere and may 
come without warning to the sleeping village. 

The Prince has gone. He marched away in our country's blue. 

Ninon was brave and smiled gladly, but I cried. Down the street they came ; 
heads erect, arms swinging. My eyes blurred so that I could see nothing through 
my tears. I wanted to call to them : "Come back, come back!" for some I knew 
would never come again ; they will sleep where red poppies blow. But they went 
bravely, fearlessly on. 


One morning I kissed Ninon goodbye. She looked very neat and trim in her 
nurses' uniform as she went down the hill toward the valley and I was left alone. 

June 5th: 

It has been a long, long May, and I have been very ill. One day while I sat 
knitting under the sun-lit apple tree, a man staggered toward me. His face was 
ghastly and blood was coming from his mouth and nose. His blue uniform was 
torn and caked with mud. He fell at my feet, mumbling, "Save me, save me! 
They will kill me in a moment !" 

It was Michael ! shaken, fighting in a living hell for months for France ! But 
home ties were stronger and he had gone through untold agonies and terrors just 
to kiss the sweetest baby in the world once more — his little Jeanne. Where could 
I hide him ? The garden ! Could we make it ? We must ! I know I prayed, but 
for what I did not know. I half dragged, half carried Michael to the garden. The 
gate would not open ! Oh, Mother Mary, grant me time ! Nearer and nearer 
rode the horsemen. I turned and, sped down the pathway. Returning, I threw 
my whole weight against the gate. It swung open ! 

I flung myself exhausted on the grass within the garden. My breath came in 
gasps while my heart seemed to be pounding to pieces in my throat. 

Soon the horsemen rode up to the wall. Crowding closer to the side of it I 
tried to stop the flow of blood on poor Michael's arm, as he lay face downward 
on the grass. 

"They are on the other side of the wall," called one. 

"Have sense, a child could not carry him over it, and there seems to be no 
gate. We are wasting time," laughed the other. 

"Have your own way," retorted the first angrily. "It is no wonder we have 
no success in overtaking deserters. You are like a jelly fish, without a backbone." 

I knew no more until I awoke in my little white bed with Sister Jeannette's 
kind face bending over me. For many days I had lingered near death, while poor 
gardener Michael had only lived long enough to kiss his little Jeanne goodbye. 

Ninon is home again, but she is not the pretty, happy Ninon that she used 
to be; she very seldom smiles and seems living in the lands of yesterday. We go 
for a walk everyday in the secret garden and she seems to be looking for someone. 
It is the Prince, but he will come no more, for he is dead. 

Yesterday as she sat on the bench by the fountain and I was twining a flower 
in her hair, she whispered, "Dead, Dead !" 

I exclaimed, "No, Ninon, you said there are no dead, that we live forever. 
He is not dead, but living!" 

She turned my face toward her and kissed me. "I had almost forgotten 
God, Yvonne dear; it is true that life never ends!" 

And with her head close to mine we watched the hand of God change the 
flaming gold of the sunset to the colors of mauve and purple before dusk fell. 

— Phyllis Glisan. 

On a Drownin^r Man 

Down through the cool green depths 

A body fell — 
It had not dived to rise again 
Eternity opened its wide gates 
And it fell in. 



Slowly over the hill 

Where daisies slept 

And crickets dreamed 

There stole a pale gray light 

* * * * The dawn had come. 


You asked for my heart and I gave it 

Unquestioningly, wholly and true. 

You took it as children take roses 

Fresh with the morning dew. 

You played with, then tore it to pieces, 

And threw the petals away 

It's broken and cannot be mended 

Let others try as they may 

To me all love dreams are ended * * * 

* * * * Nothing remains but the thorn.= 


Memories of the past — 
Realities of the present- 
Hopes of the future. 

— M.\RY Thomas. 

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I .1 list of ilie af.hreviations u^rj ii, ■ ii,\ 

'111' studies to the name nf t^ni, ,,Mn"l 

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Coffecfions and Recoffecfions 

N»;/((//in(/'//(/(/(<M(IH£HKRE is a tiny, rt-d-liounil volunie bearing- on the title- 
~ page the fonnidalile announcement, The Exclusive 
~ Claims of the Prelacy, Stated and Refuted: A Dis- 
~ course. .\nd modestly hiding at the end of the, 
-.S printed in this form "for the purpose of giving it a wide. 
^ gratuitous circulation" is the first catalogue of the Au- 
.; gusta Female Seminary. The date is 1846. It was 1842 
when Rev. Rufus W. Bailey had first come to Staunton 
ffr^ and opened the school. Two years later the cornerstone 
had been laid for the first building, now the central por- 
tion of Main. The importance of the work they were inaugurating was recog- 
nized by the founders in the solemnit\- of the cornerstone ceremony. Inside the 
stone were "A copy of the Staunton Spectator, newspaper of the week ; a copper 

s: .tNV'ART/*'**''"''"' c — 

plate with a record of the ceremon}' The Holy Bible enclosed in oil silk 

with the superscription — 'Tlir Only Rule of Faith and First Text-Book of the 
AiKjiisfa Female Seminary.' " The address delivered on this occasion strikes a 
humorous chord in the mind of the modern reader: the deterioration of youth 
from its attractive form of earlier days ; the precocious extravagance and world- 
ly-wisdom; the cause, among other factors, foreign influences in education. This 
Seminary was to combat those degenerating tendencies and remain a bulwark of 
sound manners and morals. 

By the date of the publication of the first catalogue, the institution was safely 
housed m its new home with a faculty of four — 

Rev. K. W. Bailey 
Mrs. M. B. Bailey 
Miss M. E. Bailey 
Miss H. P. Bailey 

and an enrollment of sixty pupils, in the list of whom appears a significant name — 
Mary Julia Baldwin. 

The curriculum of that day is an interesting topic. The entire student body 
received instruction in the "3-R's," Spelling, Grammar, and Geography. Among 
the more advanced courses were Rhetoric, Botany, Astronomy, Chemistry, 
Natural Philosophy, and Music on Piano Forte or Guitar. 

The paragraph headed "Boarding" is likewise of interest in our study of the 
evolution of the school : "Instead of a single Boarding-House, the arrangement has 
been preferred to distribute the pupils into different families, where the social and 
domestic habits may be cultivated through the whole course of education. Such 

arrangements h a v e 
been made with pri- 
vate families of high 
respectability, in the 
immediate vicinity of 
the Seminary, that al- 
HKjst any number may 
be accomodated by 
placing four to eight 
in a faniih'. The 
N'oung ladies will be 
brou.ght under the 
liest moral influence 
and maternal super- 
vision, exerted by 
those who will act in 
harmonious concert 
with their teachers to 
aid in the thorough 


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education of mind, manners, and heart." Apparently this Utopian arrangement 
was not so feasible as the Trustees had anticipated, for in a few years we find it 
yielding place to a regular, though small boarding department in the building. 

One item would strike the ear of a modern school girl in a manner, to say the 
least, unfavorable. The two sessions, beginning the first Monday of September 
and the first Monday of February, respectively, were each of five months' dura- 
tion with no pause between, the months of July and August composing the sole 

Apparently, however, this rigid schedule was deemed essential to the ful- 
filment of the purpose of the Seminary, as expressed in the first report of the 
Board of Trustees: "It was our purpose to found an institution in which all the 

branches of a substantial female education should be taught and thoroughly 

In the public examinations the young ladies have shown such an intimate acquaint- 
ance with their various studies as to draw forth strong expressions of approbation 
from the Trustees and the audience." Could the Board have been guilty of — we 
will not say yellow — rose-tinted journalism? Or how shall we reconcile this with 
the less formal report of contemporaries that studying was not at all fashionable 
in those days ; that Miss Baldwin, in the capacity of earnest student, was decidedly 
in the minority? 

Having announced its existence and aim, the Seminary felt it quite unneces- 
sary to publish another catalogue for the next twenty-three years ; a respectable 
Seminary had little need of forcing itself on the public. Besides, it was growing, 
slowly yet surely, under varying regimes. In the session of '60-'61 the boarders 
numbered some score, one or two from so remote a distance as Richmond. 

And then came war. The boys in gray marched through Staunton ; the Semi- 
nary girls, standing on the terraces to wave their champions adieu, showered them 
with clover blossoms in default of handsomer flowers. But they were soon to dis- 
cover that war is not all bands and blossoms ; even to non-combatants it brings its 

question, that of 
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etables. Often the 
cry, "The Yankees 
are coming!" sent 
^: them into panic or 
.,>r- ^ into strategy: flour 

barrels donned frills and 
became ladies' dressing- 
tables ; the pupils them- 
selves sat prim and straight, 
their hoop-skirts concealing 
bread and bacon. 

Trite perhaps, but still 
true, is the proverb, "Dark- 
est before dawn." In 1863 
Mary Julia Baldwin was 
called to the principalship 
Ar(;usT.A Fr.m.m-h Skmi.nak^ in I.s.m) ^f Augusta Female Semi- 

nary. And then somehow the school seemed to wake up again, a healthy circula- 
tion was stimulated. That year saw a larger number of pupils enrolled than ever 
before, in spite of the war. The curriculum was thoroughly overhauled and re- 
arranged. And in the spring of 1865 the first diploma of the Seminary was be- 
stowed. Before this time a young lady had merely received education ; hence- 
forth it was to be ait education. Miss Nannie Tate of Staunton was the pioneer. 
Her own account of the ceremony is delightful. The first concern of the sweet 
girl graduate is the dress, and the war had left few white dresses in Augusta 
county. But from one friend came the loan of a plain white muslin skirt, and 
from another a waist of dotted swiss. The exercises were held in the Presbyterian 
Church. There were certificates of various kinds to be delivered ; Professor 
McGufifey of the University of Virginia was to make the address ; on top of the 
high desk reposed the precious diploma. And Miss Nannie, who had worked for 
years for it, was obliged to work hard up to the last minute : for whether the 
speaker's motive may have been to emphasize the lofty status of learning, or what- 
ever his reason, we know that Dr. McGufFey did not descend from his eminent 
position. Rather, he leaned over the pulpit to bestow the parchment from above. 
And the diminutive graduate stretched on tiptoe to reach it from below. Surely 
never was honor so hardly won ! 

From the session of '67-'68 on down we have the printed page for a storehouse 
of tradition, for that year appeared another catalogue. The growth of the school 
in the past four years had been phenomenal. The pupils numbered one hundred 
and thirty-four, of whom seventy-four were boarders. Thirty-six were from other 
states than Virginia, the numlier of these represented being eleven. 

The plan itself had extended beyond the first little schoolhouse. Wings had 
been added to each side of the original building, making it practically the same as 
our present Administration Building. Still more radical, "a new, spacious and 
handsome edifice, well ventilated, heated throughout from a patent furnace, and 
with water and gas pipes reaching every room," had been constructed. Also we 
are informed, "The schfjol has a Ltbrarj', Philosophical, and Chemical .Apparatus, 

Maps, Globes, Musical Instruments, and other facilities for instruction and illus- 

The course of study had alread)- been remodeled under Miss I^aldvvin's ad- 
ministration. The explanation of the system is given : "The plan of instruction is 
that of the University of Virginia, modified only as far as to adapt it to the pe- 
culiar recjuisite of female education. The course of study is distributed into 
"schools,' each constituting a complete course on the subject taught." The schools 
are those of Latin, French, Mathematics, R'loral Science, Natural Science, English 
Literature, History, and Music. 

Evidently the University must have approved of its imitator, for foremost 
among the testmionials that year we find the following, from Professor McGuiifey 
— we met him at Miss Nannie Tate's graduation : 

I consider this school as amongst the best, if not the very best in the South. Its d'lSix- 
/>li)ic is parental, in the best sense of that term. It is under strictly religious influence, with- 
out being sectarian. The method of instruction combines, most felicitously, acquisition with 
development, and the course of studies is ample, varied, and complete — skillfully adapted to 
the highest improvement of both intellect and character. 

I am acquainted with no Seminary where young ladies may spend their time more frufit- 
cilily. safely, and agreeably than at the Augusta Female Seminary. 

Wm. H. McCtUFFKV, 

University of Virginia. 

Another particularly interesting name among the references is one closelv 
linked with some of the associations Mary Baldwin holds most dear — Rev. Joseph 
K. Wilson, father of the late president. 

Aucil'SlA I-'kM.M.K SKMlNAin IN ISdd 

Gentlemen, — Institutions £or the instruction of young ladies abound throughout the coun- 
try, and there may be others as deserving of public confidence as this ; but / have never known 
such a school. It is as near perfection, in my judgment, as it is possible for human wisdom 
to make it. This sounds like the language of extravagance ; but I employ it deliberately, and 
vv'ith a full sense of all that it implies. A long acquaintance with Miss Bald'u'in and Miss 
McClung, -a'arranls me in declaring to all whom my word may influence, that there are no two 
ladies in the land who are better qualified, by nature, by cultivation, by grace, and now by 
experience, for conducting a Seminary like that over which they preside. My own daughter 
is under their care, and no sacrifice would I refuse to make to keep her there until her educa- 
tion is completed. I can honestly advise parents to send their children to this excellent insti- 
tution, with the assurance that it will be through no fault of its Principal, if they shall not be 
well and thoroughly taught. I regard this Seminary as a great public blessing. 


J. R. Wilson. 
Augusta, Ga. 

At this time the weekly composition came into prominence. Those of the 
older pupils were read aloud in the schoolroom, and the younger girls wrote in 
imitation. We should probably have enjoyed some of these evenings if rnany of 
the prescribed subjects were siinilar to that of "A Death-bed Scene," actually re- 
membered by a former student. 

Written examinations had replaced oral ones by now also. However, the 
heyday of examinations had not yet arrived: that was to come later; the algebra 
class of Miss Charlotte Kemper — later noted for her work in Brazil — probably 
holds the record, the class that failing to complete the examination in an entire 
day, returned the next morning, and so continued until Miss Baldwin was forced 
to protest. Our two-hour examinations seem indecently bare in comparison. 

However archaic many topics may seem, there are certain others that have a 
startlingly familiar sound ; witness, for exainple, the list of rules : 

At ten o'clock at night the young ladies must prepare for bed, and at half-past ten the 
house must be quiet. 

No young lady is allowed to leave the grounds without express permission. 

Visitors will not be received during school or study hours, nor the visits of young gentle- 
men at any time, except at the discretion of the Principal. 

The next year another modern-day accjuaintance inakes its appearance — the 
uniform. Its origin is said to have arisen on account of one pupil whose inordinate 
dressing incurred Miss Baldwin's disapproval. The principal not only suspended 
the greater part of her wardrobe from use, but in order to guard against this 
danger in the future made provision for greater restriction of dress. "For pur- 
poses of economy and convenience, uniform suits are prescribed for winter and 
spring, to be worn on public occasions. The winter suit consists of grey oiiprcss 
cloth, with basque, hat, veil, and gloves to correspond. The spring suit is white 
pique, with white trimmings on the hat." In 72 the winter hat was to be "black. 


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trimmed with black and 
white plumes." In '73 the 
suit was black alpaca. In 
'81 colored trimming was 
permitted, but the uni- 
form itself must be black. 
In addition we are grave- 
ly informed that "One 
dress in addition to the 
uniform, suitable for soi- 
rees, is amply sufficient, 
with the ordinary every- 
day clothing. A simple 
muslin or tarleton is all that is necessary for Conmiencements. Expensive silks 
are out of place on young school girls." Another year we find this delectable note 
appended: "The following violations of the laws of health are prohibited: Eat- 
ing imprudently at night; zvcariiig thin low shoes in cold weather; going out with- 
out wraps and overshoes and also the too early removal of flannel, or any 

neglect to put it on at the approach of cold wicather." And : "Students shall not 
borrow money, jewelry, or books, nor wear the clothing of others. No trading of 
clothes will be permitted." Evidently schoolgirl nature has changed little. 

Of Miss Baldwin herself, reminiscence could be endless. A rare tribute is 
paid to her in the words of one of her pupils, "I never heard anything disrespect- 
ful said of Miss Baldwin." Her flowers that covered the terraces ; her parrot, that 
sat on the back of her chair in the dining room and rode proudly on her finger — 
and to which some unholy damsel taught the art of profanity ; her dogs, the little 
one with the bell, her bodyguard and warning; the Newfoundland who caused 
disaster to the wedding-trousers of the hapless gentleman who inadvertently re- 
mained after ten o'clock : to all of them Ham and Jam still stand as memorial. 

Her discipline was that of a really great executive. Girls wept as they came 
from her office, not from hurt feelings but from penitence. Her favorite punish- 
ments were in accordance with her common sense : you memorized poetry or 
Scripture, something a benefit in itself; or you were dosed with castor oil, for sin 
argued sickness. 

Memorizing poetry was not merely a matter of penalty, however. All the 
young ladies were trained to the accomplishment of Elocution ; as many others 
were students of Music, singing or instrumental, their talents were displayed in 
frequent recitals, soirees, and plays. Little Red Riding Hood and her wolf ap- 
peared on the stage ; hosts of angels fluttered tarleton wings. And in the rear 
of the chapel sat university students from Charlottesville and Lexington, after the 
performance to mingle with the young ladies of A. F. S. The Seminary was 
serving the world ! 

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It zvas serving, though, in the highest sense. The school was growing stead- 
ily, numerically, greater, and geographically more influential. In the catalogue for 
1881-'82 we find the following testimonial from the Boston Journal of Education: 
"During our recent tour in the South, we perpetually heard of Augusta Female 
Seminary at Staunton, Virginia, as one of the most deservedly-celebrated schools 
for girls in that region ; taking an honorable rank with the collegiate institutions 
for young women that are now coming to be such an important factor in the 
national education. The catalogue of session for 1880-'81 bears witness to the 
prosperity of the Seminary, and the thorough and practical character of its course 
of study. Its curriculum is arranged on the plan of the University of Virginia, 
including a dozen 'schools,' with their appropriate teachers. Only pupils with a 
certificate of proficiency in eight of these schools, receive the diploma of a full 
graduate. More than forty names of such graduates appear during the twenty 
years' presidency of Miss Baldwin. The Seminary has now several hundred 
students and twenty-five teachers ; and is situated in one of the most beautiful 
and healthful towns in the Valley of Virginia; and is evidently making a vigorous 
effort to maintain the past and present reputation of the Old Dominion, as the 
leading Southern State in the higher education, and a nursery of superior teachers, 
especially for the Southwest." 

Year after year new girls were coming; year after year they were going out, 
bearing with them the spirit of Mary Julia Baldwin; more years and their daugh- 
ters followed them, and their daughters' generation. 

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Look for 

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For you ipill hear 

No Euil 

For u;e speak 

No Euil 


Marg BaFdwin A La Japanese 

September 10 : I am come to this school today. It is very glad to me but I 
have very bad spirits. It feels so lonely but maybe I will gladden tomorrow. I 
must write in journal, called "diary," some of the happy things we do this school 
year. This Mary Baldwin School feel very funny to me. 

September 19: Tonight was very buzzing in our school and I feel most 
glad. All girls are happy. The Y. W. C. A. gave to the new girls a welcome 
party and it was so excitement. 

September 26: For the only time I play hockey today, at what they call 
"the farm." It is very much pleasure. 

September 27 : Today is Sunday. "I try to keep myself purity," I say to 
me. The girls tell me this is a great day because all the time before we have 
teacher with us to church, but today we have only girls to chaperone us, and it 
will be like that all times now if we keep behave. I like sermon very much. It 
struck my heart. 

October 3 : Today rain is falling like a spear. No please me. Classmates 
take me to Tea in girl's parlor. It for Y. W. C. A. We had many new things to 
eat, and a very nice time. Everybody was satisfied, so I was too. 

October 10: I all the time study hard. I cannot do mathematics, and I 
think my teacher look down on me. To exceed the sorry day we go to Baby party 
for us tonight. Oh, it be so much fun ! Every body be little girl again. 

October 13 : Today was glad weather in opposition to other day. Today 
we saw, what I think they call a moving picture. I never saw before but I like 
very much to see again. At first it made me dizzy but now I understand. The 
lady very pretty. 

October 20: I was so glad today — like everybody else when we have a 
holiday. We all congratulated. Six classmates and myself go on long automobile 
ride. It was so pleasant not to have lessons like on other days. I like holiday. 

November 3 : Tonight old Mary Baldwin girl, very much grown up, came 
back and talked to us in Chapel. Her name Mrs. McMillan. Big reputation. 
Her husband governs Tennessee. 

November 22: Tea today for Bluestocking. What funny name for 
annual book. 

November 26: It is the day of Thank.sgiving in America. Dining room 
fixed pretty, we wear white to dinner and have turkey. The Athletic Association 
had basketball game. Very much enthusiastic. 

December 11: A wet weather. I do not please it. Tonight we had a 
pleasant expression concert. One girl tell pretty story but another one say poem. 
Her voice was all trembly. 

December 23: I am on visit now to my nice aunt who live in New York. 
Two days the big Xmas day come. I feel mucli happiness. My aunt is very good 
to me, and show me things in this big city. I never see such before. 

January 14 : It make many days that we been back in school. I dream all 
time of good time I had in New York. Not much study. 

February 9: A most famous lady play for us in Chapel. Her name 
Yolando Mero. 

February 19: Biggest night of all come. The Freshmen and Sophomores 
in college go to the S. M. A. School to see boys play basketball game. They never 
do that before at Mary Baldwin. Every body hope for another time. 

February 22 : Today Washington's birthday come, but no holiday. Tonight 
we went to the theatre and heard Mr. Werrenrath to sing. Soon there was very 
sweetly song. I felt I rise to heaven. While I listened I forgot all care or sad- 
ness. Other girls say they felt the same way. We all like him. 

March 1 : Everybody sad today. Great disappointment to all. Our most 
dear teacher. Miss Latane, must go home. She be sick and cannot teach us 
more this year. Oh, how we miss her! She promise to come back next year 
when she be better. I am very sorry so I pray to get her well. 

March 5 : They say tonight starts recitals. Prof. Schmidt's girls play. 
They play well. 

March 6 : Again the funny named book Bluestocking gave a Tea. Much 
entertainments and good food. 

March 12 : Nothing for specially to write, but tonight the Expression class 
gave recital. Like always, we wear our white dresses. 

March 19 : Another recital this night. It was the girls of Prof. Eisenberg. 

March 20: Tonight was Music Box Revue for Y. W. C. A. It was good 
success. Lots of girls do pretty dances and sing. 

March 25 : A holiday for which, a long time we wait. We go to shop and 
to moving pictures. It was good time and we much appreciate it. 

April 4 : Today we have the Easter day. All girls go to church and for the 
first time this spring we wear our new white hats and suits. The music and 
flowers make every thing lovely. 

April 8 : This is the day we went to Mr. King's to the Tea he always gives 
for us. It is some thing to which we all look with pleasure. Every one have the 
best time possible to have. Every thing nice and such good things to eat. 



Who is the ever present one 
Who likes to join us in our fun ? 
The Chaperone! 

Who is the one who likes to drape 
On our high spirits the doleful crepe? 
The Chaperone ! 

Who is the one who censors all ? 
Who is the girl for whom I call ? 
The Chaperone! 

Who is the one who likes to park 
Who always gets right in the dark? 
The Chaperone? 

Who is the one who's gay and giddy, 
The one who tries to be so witty ? 
The Chaperone! 

Who is the one whom mothers love 
And think Ihey come right from above? 
The Chaperone ! 

Who is the good eternal sport 
Who plays with those of her own sort ? 
It's not the Chaperone ! 

The Freshmen stood on the railroad track, 

The train was coming fast, 
The train got off the railroad track 

To let the Freshmen pass. 

Virginia B. : How did you happen to be 
named Missouri ? 

Missouri M. : They couldn't decide what 
to name me, so they made a "Missouri Com- 

DuM : What is the left eye of a cat called ? 
Dora : Cat eye. 

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, 

A girl with red hair is a sure sign of rust. 

D. ExLiNE (going into B. & W. Book Store) : I would like to get Mated, 

Clerk : Sorry, young lady, but this is a book store, and not a matrimonial 

JanieR. : Have you a thumb-tack ? 

L. Mitchell: No, but I have a finger-nail. 

Father : Katharine, what does this 60 mean on your report card ? 

K. See : I don't know, Father, unless it is the temperature of the room. 

A learned instruc 

Took a chance on her luck, 

You may find her name here if you gaze; 
When she opened her box 
And pulled out the sox. 

Said, "It's always the woman who pays." — (Price.) 
\ P 

M. Anderson (watching H. Poindexter 
playing piano) : Do you play by ear? 

H. Poindexter: No, my neck isn't long 

Miss Williamson (entering C. & O. station) : I want a railroad ticket ! 

Agent : Where to ? 

Miss W. : Where to ! Such nerve— the idea of asking a lady like myself 
such a question ! Certainly I shan't tell you. Give me the ticket — and how much 
is it? 

Agent : But lady, I can't sell you a ticket unless I know where you're going. 

Miss W. (resignedly) : Very well, then, give me a ticket to Richmond. 

Train arrived, and Miss W. took her seat, with a smile of satisfaction. Fall- 
ing half way out the window, she yelled to the station agent : 

"Tee hee, I fooled you ! I'm not going to Richmond — I'm going to Char- 

C. Brand: I heard that a woman was 
hung in a Chinese city. 

M.Johnson: Shanghai? 

C. Brand: Oh, about three feet, I guess. 

"How is it that a dozen men sat under an 
umbrella and none got wet?" 
"It wasn't raining." 


Scene — Corner of New and Frederick streets. (Traffic congestion in front 
of church.) 

Time— Sunday morning, 10:45. 

Characters — M. B. C. girl and S. M. A. cadet. 

Action — Characters approach each other, hesitate, start to speak, hesitate — 
and pass on. 

"To speak or not to speak," that is the question. Whether 'tis worse to suffer 
the sorrows and heartbreaks of an atrocious misunderstanding or by speaking in- 
cur the dean's displeasure. We have met before at the Ritz, but 'tis far different 
here 'neath the public's vigilance. What know I but that piercing eyes be near to 
report us. Aye, there's the rub! To be reported and subjected to that hateful 
humiliation created by rigid discipline. Alas ! We are not the rulers of our fate, 
but those "in authority" are now the masters of our souls. Conscience doth make 
cowards of us now. Day after day crawls by until the passing of time has no 
meaning; and still we remain dumb! We may not speak! Hope, the only re- 
maining fragment of life, holds forth in the human breast, but who knows but 
that in the dim, distant future we may arrange an assignation. Ah! when that 
night arrives cursed be he who cries, "There goes the 9 :25 bell." 



IT'S M. B. C. 

"Oh, Mister Gallagher, oh, Mister Gallagher, 

Have you heard about that female institute ? 

Everybody wants to know 

Why the girls all love it so. 

It's the strictest place that you have ever seen." 

"Oh, Mister Sheen, oh. Mister Sheen, 

Now I think I know the very school you mean, 

With the robes of funeral black 

And the chaperones in the back." 

"Is it the I. W. W.'s, Mister Gallagher?" 

"No, it's Mary Baldwin, Mister Sheen." 

D. HiSEY (looking in Vames' longingly) : Gee, 
that candy makes my mouth water. 
L. Bridges : Here's a blotter. 

M. Thomas: Did you receive my poem, "The 
Patient Hen" ? 
^ D. Curry : x es, she's laying in the waste bas- 

"Last steps of the latest dance — the front 




Beatrice Fairfax 
Queen of Sheba 
Tilly (The Toiler) 
Snow White 
Mary Suj 
Joan of Arc 
Mrs. Dingleberry 
Mary of Scots 
Elsie Dinsmore 

Mona Lisa 
Mary Pickford 

L. Walker: McCabe, you know that court house down the street? 
McCabe : Yes. 

L. Walker : Well, you saw that cannon in the front yard. 
McCabe : Yes. 
L. Walker: Well, 
wouldn't that kill you ? 

c,^* 'f W^ 

E. CORNMAN (gaz- 
ing at H. Taggart's new ve,"* *• *^V,^ 
l^ns«'^ : Are thev rose- .^ 

hose) : Are they rose 
taupe ? 

H. Taggart (not 
quite up on the styles) : y^^^ 
No, inside out 

Miss Morse (to C. 
Jaudon drying dishes) : 
Carter, be sure to dry 
the cups inside. 

C. Jaitdon (with- 
drawing to kitchen clos- 
et) : In this all right. 
Miss Morse? 





Once upon a time, Ginny Thompson, daughter of old Sam Thompson, a 
famous soda-jerker, came to Mary Baldwin. She had her own check-book and a 
gold-filled fountain pen — enough said ! She lived in style for a year. She had a 
private bicycle, victrola, bath-a-day habit suite of rooms (consisting of two closets, 
with individual doors, and separate corners for her dresser and bed and a constant 
supply of Four Roses Perfume). But this was not all. Plenty of clothes, includ- 
ing a fur coat, a diamond ring, big gold watch (with initials on back), permanent 
wave, and plenty of boy friends. She paid dues to ten societies, including Y. W. 
C. A., Athletic Association, Sunday School, Shifter's Club, and two sororities, and 

every summer had enough money to hike to 
^^^^ Niagara Falls and back. 

Then she became a senior. In the spring 
she paid her class assessments, for .senior ban- 
quet, the white dress fee, alumnae dues, and 
bought two hundred invitations and announce- 
ments. She bought pictures of the ten so- 
@^Wl^^B^ 7^ ^^ cieties and two sororities, and twenty pictures 
^^ lt,v!^ J of her bosom friends. Besides, she purchased 

\^ ^^ ten trunks full of graduation clothes, two new 
white uniforms, and two new black uniforms 
(for old times' sake), and five copies of The Bluestocking. She accepted bids 
to the following finals : W. and L., S. M. A., A. M. A., F. M. S., V. M. I., V. P. 
I., and Churchville High. 

Suddenly Ginny was called home to take up her father's work (who had been 
compelled to retire to an institution for several years to come), and Ginny didn't 

Moral: "Not everything comes to her who waits." 

Mary had a dollar bill. 
In her pocket one day. 

She went up to the candy store 
And ate her bill away. 

Heimbach : Virginia, who was that gentleman you had a date with last 
night ? 

V. CoBLENTZ : That wasn't a gentleman — that was a cadet. 

The following was clipped 
from one of Billy's letters to Dot- 
tie : "If I don't hear from you to- 
night they'll be dragging Gypsy Hill 
Lake for my body and I'll be sound 
asleep in bed." 

First Dumbell: Are you let- 
ting your hair grow out? 

Second Dumbell (sarcastical- 
ly) : No, it's just one of those long 

L. Thomas: What did you 
get for graduation ? 

P. Stewart: Did you see 
those squirrel coats at Palais Royal ? 

L. Thomas : Yes, yes ! 

P. Stuart : Well, I got a yel- 
low slicker. 


"Always" Demerit Hall 

"Lost Hope" Exams 

"Sleepy Time Gal" Janet Humphreys 

"Oh, Say, Can I See You Tonight ?" Pull your shade down 

"Summer Nights" In each shady past 

"That Charleston Baby" Seen any night in the gym 

"Five-Foot-Two" Ruth Stone 

"Red Hot Henry Brown" Lewis 

"Pep" Freshman Walks (Sweet Things !) 

"Drowsy Waters" Saturday nights 

"I'm Knee Deep in Daisies" Our Golf Course 

"Sweet Man" Mail Man 

"Who" Took my tub ? 

"I Never Knew" (and I Never Will) F. Bondurant 

"Miami" Where is My Wandering Dad Tonight? 

"By the Light of the Stars" Night Watchman 

"Tell Me Again" Often heard in classes 

"I Do— Do You?" Sure 

"I Want You All for Me" Missouri Miller 

"Collegiate" Mr. Krone 

I'Daddy" Guess Who 

"Dear Little Shamrock" Freshmen 

"Hot Stuff" Walthour's Orchestra 

"Isn't She the Sweetest Thing ?" p. Scott 

"Princess of Wails" Patty Watson 

"You Forgot to Remember" Miss Price 

"You're Just a Flower from an Old Boquet" Emily Ramsey 

"Good Night and Goodbye" A touching farewell as the composer turns over 

•^ E. CoRNMAN (mounting Miss William- 

^ son's and Miss Wallace's pictures for faculty 

section) : 

Miss Meyer, I just can't keep them 




He : "You are so light on my feet." 

Little Pretzelina Snitzel, commonly known 
as Pollyanna, the girl with a smile, came hippity, hoppety, crash, bang, slide, right 
down the steps that led into the dining room. "I'm so glad," she cired, picking up 
herself — also a tooth knocked out by the fall, "for I'm down sooner than I ex- 
pected," and with a smile ran into the dining room and seated herself at the table. 
"Goody, goody, goody," she cried. "Isn't this just angel ! Beans again ! Now we 
won't have them tomorrow (maybe!) I'm as happy as a louse." And dispelling 
witli her usual cheerfulness, all her doubts, she fell upon her bread and gravy 
with great gusto, never once thinking of her diet. Upon leaving the dining room 
she thought how much joy it would give her little college mates if she were to play 
a college prank upon her teacher. "Yes, indeed ! That would just be the thing — 
a college prank !" So sneaking stealthily into the teacher's room, she poured a 
whole bottle of Listerine into her teacher's shoes, all the while laughing at her own 
little prank. And the day before she had nailed the dean's shoes to the floor of the 
closet. She was such a little trickster ! 

Now we will leave Pretzelina and continue her college pranks in next week's 

Do you care if I smoke ? 
I don't care if you bum. 

Kingman (in note to F. Bondurant in 
Is that a "E. X." ring you have on? 
Bondurant : No, it's Sigma Chi. 

"A bird in the hand is bad table manners." 

■irf**";-^.! N,^^ __ _^ 



(From "Things Japanese") 

Formerly dogs could speak. Now they cannot. The reason is that a dog 
belonging to a certain man, a long time ago inveigled his master into the forest, 
under the pretext of showing him game, and there caused him to be devoured by a 
bear. Then the dog went to his master's widow and lied to her, saying, "My 
master has been killed by a bear. But when he was dying he commanded me to tell 
you to marry me in his stead." The widow knew that the dog was lying, but he 
kept on urging her to marry him. So, at last, in her grief and rage she threw a 
handful of dust into his open mouth. This made him unable to speak any more, 
and therefore no dog can speak even to this very day. And so it is with our own 
Ham and Jam, according to Wiggam's "New Decalogue of Science." 

Miss Williamson (tapping dismissal bell in chapel) : All those taking 
exams today pass out first. 

"All things come to him who orders hash." 

Mother (calling daughter) : Kaskareta, Kaskareta, oh, Kaskareta — come 
here! (And the little girl came running to her mother, because Kaskareta was 

B. Stone (in writing to her boy friend) : Just finished washing eighteen 
pairs of hose? 

B. F. (in answering letter) : What are you, anyway — a centipede or the 
washerwoman for the school? 


!f our unworf hg book shafF make gou 
happiness, mosf honorabfe reader, \f 
if shafF make gou remember friends 
and feasfs, fbe humbfe sfaff of fbe 
1926 Bluestocking wifF be mosf grfad. 



Amid fhe branches of fhe sifvVy bowers 
Sfeepetb fhe mgrhfingraTe; perchance he knows 
Thaf spnngr hafh conne, and fakes fhe Tafer snows 
For fhe whife pefaTs of fhe pTunns' sweef fTowers. 


Afumnae Assodafion 



Mrs. Reba Andrews Arnold, 

Elkins, W. Va. 

First Vice-President 

Miss Mary Lou Bell, 

Staunton, Va. 

Second Vice-President 

Miss Elsie Jones, 

New Bern, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary 

Miss Ruth C. Campbell, 

Staunton, Va. 

Recording Secretary 

Miss Virginia Parkins, 

Staunton, Va. 


Miss Fannie Strauss, 

Staunton, Va. 

Chairman Missionary Scholarship Committee 

Mrs. Annie Hotchkiss Howison, 

Staunton, Va. 

organized chapters in 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Knoxville, Tenn. 

New York City 

Staunton, Va. 

Washington, D. C. 

Western Pennsylvania 

The Alumnae Association cordially invites the 1926 graduates and outgoing 
students to become members of this organization. The dues are one dollar per 

Direcf org —Teachers 

Higgins, Miss Marianna P Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. 

Bateman, Miss Effie Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Bear, Miss Mary Churchville, Va. 

Billant, Miss Antoinette 2 Rue Descartes, Brest, France 

Billant, Miss Lucie 2 Rue Descartes, Brest, France 

Caldwell, Miss Ellen G Wytheville, Va. 

Edmondson, Miss Lucy North Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Edmondson, Miss Gertrude North Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Eisenberg, Prof. C. F. W 931 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Va. 

Eisenberg, Miss Mary Caroline 931 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Va. 

Eisenberg, Miss Luise 931 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Va. 

Fraser, Miss Nora Staunton, Va. 

Fultz, Miss Lina Staunton, Va. 

Harris, Miss Eleanora Carlinville, 111. 

Hurlburt, Miss Mary E 59 Freemont Street, Bloomfield, N. J. 

Hoffman, Miss Perry Huntley 2032 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 

Ireland, Miss Lillian 122 East 82nd Street, New York City 

Irvin, Miss Helen Elizabeth 5121 East Walnut Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Kiester, Miss Pearle Staunton, Va. 

King, Mr. W. W Staunton, Va. 

Latane, Miss Edith Plaza Apartments, Baltimore, Md. 

McFarland, Miss Abbie Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. 

McFarland, Miss Nancy Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. 

Meyer, Miss Gertrude 1216 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 

Montgomery, Miss Alma E 326 S. W. 13th Avenue, Miami, Fla. 

Morse, Miss Lydia Dodge Fort Meadow, Marlborough, Mass. 

Nail, Mr. David Staunton, Va. 

Potter, Miss Dorothy 428 Curry Avenue, Lexington, Ky. 

Price, Miss Alice Dudek Streett, Md. 

Price, Miss Louise Dobson 14 Grant Street, West Bridgewater, Mass. 

Riches, Miss Hermione 609 Bybee Avenue, Portland, Oregon 

Schmidt, Prof. R. W North Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Strauss, Miss Fannie B 315 North New Street, Staunton, Va. 

Stuart, Miss Flora Wytheville, Va. 

Switzer, Miss Virginia Staunton, Va. 

Templeton, Mr. James L Staunton, Va. 

Timberlake, Miss Marie Edna . . . 1018 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Va. 

Teague, Mrs. Bertha N Deport, Texas 

Wallace, Miss Elizabeth Staunton, Va. 

White, Miss India O R. F. D. No. 4, Charlottesville, Va. 

Williamson, Miss Helen The Sheridan, 1523 22nd Street, Washington, D. C. 

Yount, Mrs. Frank L 802 Alleghany Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

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Direcforg— Sfudenfs 

Adams, Eleanor Blanche Woodsdale, Wheeling, W. Va. 

Albin, Elizabeth Kathleen West Congress Street, Charles Town, W. Va. 

Alexander, Mary Elizabeth Woodlee, Staunton, Va. 

Allen, Dorothy R Valley Pike, Staunton, Va. 

Alvis, Anne Isabel Fishersville, Va. 

Anderson, Effie Harness Franklin, W. Va. 

Anderson, Jessie Marian 440 Second Street, Beaver, Pa. 

Arey, Margaret Alma 144 Broad Street, Danville, Va. 

Arundale, Margaret Dorothy "Stony Croft," Charlottesville, Va. 

Atkins, Rose Lobmann 1630 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Va. 

Baker, Margaret Simpkins 1135 May Street, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Ball, Julia College Station, Texas 

Ballinger, Frances Cross Round Hill, Va. 

Bantley, Florence Elizabeth 1210 Columbia Avenue, Windber, Pa. 

Barber, Julia Virginia 205 Churchville Avenue, Staxmton, Va. 

Barton, Mary Aurelia P.O. Box 1 12, Raphine, Va. 

Bass, Martha Jones New Jones Hotel, Madison, N. C. 

Baylor, Helen Louise 205 Russell Street, Bluefield, W. Va. 

Baylor, Mary Rebecca 231 North Lewis Street, Staunton, Va. 

Baylor, Margaret Lynn Churchville, Va. 

Bear, Jessie Sara 359 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Bear, Dorothy Stickley 359 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Bear, Frances Virginia 359 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Bedinger, Henrietta Lee Charlotte Court House, Va. 

Beery, Clara 412 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Va. 

Benson, Ida Lee 709 Pakn Avenue, Redland, Cal. 

Benson, Willie Mae 709 Palm Avenue, Redland, Cal. 

Berger, Adele Seip West Bath Avenue, Ashland, Ky. 

Berger, Janet West Bath Avenue, Ashland, Ky. 

Bergman, Victoria Louise The Neil House, Columbus, Ohio 

Bivens, Virginia Lenore 721 D. Street, N. W., Ardmore, Okla. 

Blackley, Mary Gilkeson 302 East Main Street, Staunton, Va. 

Bond, Juliet Lyle Brooke Staunton, Va. 

Bondurant, Frances Alexander 1214 Avalon Street, Birmingham, Ala. 

Bosserman, Juanita 204 Church Street, Staunton, Va. 

Bowen, Margaret Walker 216 Locust Street, Bluefield, W. Va. 

Boxley, Agnes McClung Orange, Va. 

Bowman, Betty 204 North Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 

Bradford, Anne Margaret 621 East Beverley Street, Staunton, Va. 

Brand, Janet Peyton 630 Walnut Avenue, Waynesboro, Va. 

Brand, Mary Caroline Athens, Ga. 

Braxton, Agnes 365 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Braxton, Mary Tomlin 365 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Brewster, Alene Elizabeth Selma Blvd., Staunton, Va. 

Brockenbrough, Susie Burnley 321 Berkeley Place, Staunton, Va. 

Brooks, Edna Virginia 9 Fayette Street, Staunton, Va. 

Broome, Elizabeth Gowanlock 32 Elizabeth Place, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Brown, Mary Leola Churchville, Va. 

Brown, Etta Lois Churchville, Va. 

Brown, Mary Elizabeth Swoope, Va. 

Brown, Gamette Travers Manassas, Va. 

Krown, Doris Helen 155 East Springettsburg Avenue, York, Pa. 

Brown, Laura Morrison 216 East Frederick Street, Staunton, Va. 

Brown, Mary Edith Hendren Street, Selma, Staunton, Va. 

Buddy, Margaret Vincent 64 CarUon Street, East Orange, N J. 

Biungardner, Mary Margaret Staunton, Va. 

Burkholder, Ellen Hanger Staunton, Va. 

Bums, Elizabeth Marshall Charles Town, W. Va. 

Burrow, Laura McClung 334 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Burrow, Elizabeth 334 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Burrow, Anastasia Devereux 334 Sherwood Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Burton, Eloise Lavonia, Ga. 

Bussey, Helen Elizabeth Stuarts Draft, Va. 

Campbell, Mary Person Stuarts Draft, Va. 

Carhart, Evelyn Tabor 4418 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Carleton, Helen Elizabeth Chilton Hall, Staunton, Va. 

Carleton, Elsie Florence Chilton Hall, Staunton, Va. 

Catlett, Mary Mercer 309 Vine Street, Staunton, Va. 

Cecil, Virginia Louise Box 336, McKeesport, Pa. 

Christian, Mary Howard 638 West Frederick Street, Staunton, Va. 

Clapp, Mary Gravely 142 St. Paul's Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Clatterbaugh, Leola Virginia 1615 West Main Street, Staunton, Va. 

Clemmer, JuUa Florence 202 North Lewis Street, Staunton, Va. 

Qemmer, Margaret Kerr 66 R Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Qark, Alma Virginia Luray, Va. 

Coblentz, Mary Virginia Middletown, Md. 

Cohron, Mildred Ruth Stuarts Draft, Va. 

Constable, Rebecca 139 West Main Street, Elkton, Md. 

Constable, Jane Frazer 121 North St., Elkton, Md. 

Cook, Mary Frances 514 Selma Avenue, Selma, Ala. 

Cornman, Elise de Grant Marietta, Pa. 

Cottrell, Anne Christian 116 North Madison Street, Staunton, Va. 

Crafton, Catherine Elizabeth 1 14 Fayette Street, Staunton, Va. 

Crafton, Frances Louise 114 Fayette Street, Staunton, Va. 

Craig, Lucille Virginia R. F. D. No. 3, Staunton, Va. 

Crawford, Katherine Elizabeth "Hill Crest," Weyers Cave, Va. 

Crouse, Sallie Jane 1543 Lee Street, Charleston, W. Va. 

Curry, Dorothy 115 Prospect Street, Staunton, Va. 

Banner, Mary Artis Brookwood, Va. 

Davidson, Virginia Lewis 211 West Frederick Street, Staunton, Va. 

Day, Nancy Bearing Douglaston, Long Island, N. Y. 

De Mund, Margaret Louise 301 North Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Diamond, Eunice Churchville, Va. 

Dils, Dorothea Eleanora Camden Terrace, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Doswell, Mary Elizabeth 11 South St. Clair Street, Staunton, Va. 

Druesedow, Virginia 1 Sauerman Apartment, Houston, Texas 

Dunavant, Louise Wert 610 Queen's Road, Charlotte, N. C. 

Dunton, Marguerite Walker Bayford, Va. 

Dyer, Dorothy Franklin, W. Va. 

East, Mary Elizabeth 316 East Main St., Staunton, Va. 

Eisenberg, Borothy Marie 931 North Augusta St., Staunton, Va. 

Eldred, Mary Wilson 719 Fredonia Road, Princeton, Ky. 

Eskridge, Wilhelmina Cooke Hardinsburg, Ky. 

Evans, Mae Wolson Onley, Va. 

Exline, Borothy Bunlap Ballas Country Club, Ballas, Texas 

Fleming, Catherine Holt 301 Beverley Terrace, Staunton, Va. 

Flippin, Isabel Anderson University Place, University, Va. 

Foote, Lois Elaine Nunda, N. Y. 

Footer, Alice Booth 120 Green Street, Cumberland, Md. 

Frantz, Lilian Adele 252 Main Street, Homell, N. Y. 

Friend, Grace Lunsford 28 North Union Street, Petersburg, Va. 

Fultz, Marguerite Lyle R. F. B. 4, Staunton, Va. 

Gayhart, Martha Elizabeth 115 Point Street, Staunton, Va. 

George, Flora Elmira Leesburg, Va. 

Gibson, Elise Ivy Bepot, Va. 

Glisan, Phyllis Harper The Bingle, Cumberland, Md. 

Gill, Blanche EHzabeth Bowling Green, Va. 

Gill, Susan Barret 1439 St. James Court, Louisville, Ky. 

Gochenour, Carolyn Catherine 14 West Frederick Street, Staunton, Va. 

Gooch, Adele 20 Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 


Goodloe, Kathleen C 103 Church Street, Staunton, Va. 

Goodman, Bertha Barron 6333 Burbridge Street, Germantown, Pa. 

Gordon, Judith 342 Madison Avenue, New York City 

Gorin, Lucile Weisiger 206 East 4Sth Street, Savannah, Ga. 

Graham, Virginia Blenner Cass, W. Va. 

Grasty, Mary Campbell Box 485, College Park, Staunton, Va. 

Grasty, Lucile Olivia Box 485, College Park, Staunton, Va. 

Guthrie, Sarah Frances 119 Sul Ross Avenue, Houston, Texas 

Gwyn, Nell Blair North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Hackley, Elinor 94 South Clinton Street, East Orange, N. J. 

Hall, Doris Aletha Staunton, Va. 

Hamel, Dorothy Eloise Stuart, Fla. 

Hamilton, Mary Lucille 105 West High Street, Mt. Sterling, Ky. 

Hamilton, Mary Wilson 8 Tams Street, Staunton, Va. 

Hammer, Virginia Bradley 162 East Main Street, Luray, Va. 

Hamrick, Fleeta Blanche Mt. Sidney, Va. 

Hankins, Doris Henley 619 Grove Avenue, Charlottesville, Va. 

Hardie, Francina 1020 East Rio Grande Street, El Paso, Texas 

Harman, Alice Clemence Petersburg, W. Va. 

Harman, Arline Engart 1900 Florida Avenue, Washington, D. C. 

Harman, Eugenia Sherrod 1900 Florida Avenue, Washington, D. C. 

Harris, Mary Margaret 19 Virginia Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Harris, Mary Lou 320 North New Street, Staunton, Va. 

Harvey, Mary Bruce 735 McCormick St., Clifton Forge, Va. 

Hawpe, Mary Boone Greenville, Va. 

Haynes, Jean 36 Willow Branch Terrace, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Heimbach, Elizabeth Hotel Allen, Allentown, Pa. 

Henderson, Betty Lawson Blacksburg, Va. 

Heneberger, Mabel Grymes 231 Campbell Street, Harrisonburg, Va. 

Heslep, Ruby Annie 516 Winthrop Street, Staunton, Va. 

Hesser, Elizabeth 16 Church Street, Staunton, Va. 

Hiner, Helen Harrison Franklin, W. Va. 

Hisey, Dorothy Page 21 South St. Clair Street, Staunton, Va. 

Hodge, Mary Linnard 222 Winona Avenue, Germantown, Pa. 

Hoge, Katherine Hanson 112 North Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 

HoUis, Mary Elizabeth Seaford, Del. 

Holt, Mary Caperton Staunton, Va. 

Honaker, Frankie Bee 1516 Main Street, Princeton, W. Va. 

Holladay, Elizabeth Nicholas 864 Locust Avenue, Charlottesville, Va. 

Hood, Martha Whitely 1426 South 16th Street, Birmingham, Ala. 

Hopson, Laura Lanier 831 Park Street, Jacksonville, Fla. 

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Hotinger, Pauline Steele Kerr's Creek, Va. 

Hoye, Lavaune A. Hoffman 28 East 56th Street, New York City 

Huff, Katherine Vinyard The Barrens, Roanoke, Va. 

Hull, Josephine 202 Elast Gwinnett Street, Savannah, Ga. 

Hume, Elise Gray Leesburg, Va. 

Hume, Elizabeth Caldwell Leesburg, Va. 

Humphrey, Janet Birge Pleasantville, N. Y. 

Hunt, Jennie Sarepta Portland, Texas 

Hunt, Elizabeth Lee 46 Alexandria Apts, Cincirmati, Ohio 

Irvine, May Sterrett 501 Park Street, Charlottesville, Va. 

Jackson, Harriett Louise Free Grove, Staunton, Va. 

Jaudon, Mary Carter The Pines, Elberton, Ga. 

Jenkins, Frances Westbrooke 412 Western Avenue, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Johnston, Theo Leavitt 100 Adelaide Avenue, Fort Smith, Ark. 

Johnson, Florence Elizabeth Craigsville, Va. 

Johnson, Nancy Cooper 9 South Dudley Place, Ventnor City, N. J. 

Johnson, Elizabeth Tipton West Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C. 

Johnson, Martha Meredith Box 51, Athens, La. 

Jordan, Lydia Elinore 2320 Elm Street, Denver, Col. 

Jordan, Margaret Louise R. F. D. 6, Staunton, Va. 

Jordan, Alma Trout 19 Hancock Street, Staunton, Va. 

Junkin, Nettie Du Bose 35 Jackson Avenue, Lexington, Va. 

Karr, Jean Elvira 620 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Kinard, Jane Elizabeth 309 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. 

Kingman, Leila Elizabeth 161 North Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 

Kirby, lola West Point, Ga. 

Kitchen, Lauretta Louise 994 Prospect Place, Ashland, Ky. 

Knight, Elizabeth Doswell Buena Vista, Va. 

Kirtner, Jessie Laird Craigsville, Va. 

Lackey, Martha Grace 112 North New Street, Staunton, Va. 

Lambert, Elizabeth Woodlee, Staunton, Va. 

Lambert, Kitty Burnett Woodlee, Staimton, Va. 

Lambert, Sara Belle 29 South Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 

Lambert, Mary Virginia 29 South Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 

Landram, Freda Lee Valley Pike, Staunton, Va. 

Lange, Mary Jane Churchville, Va. 

LaRowe, mizabeth King University Court, University, Va. 

Latta, Hallie Mae Woodsdale, Wheeling, W. Va. 

Latimer, Mary Nellwyn 11 South Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Leap, Mary Virginia 508 Highland Avenue, S. W., Roanoke, Va. 


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Lee, Dallas Anne 15 Peyton Street, Staunton, Va. 

Loewner, Mildred Davison 340 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, Va. 

Loreman, Martha Jane Loremondale, Crisfield, Md. 

Lory, Anne May South Charleston, W. Va. 

Louthan, Mary Lide North Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 

Luckett, Mildred Arnold Luckett, Va. 

Lynn, Elizabeth Miller South Roanoke, Va. 

Loomis, Catherine B 110 Fayette Street, Staunton, Va. 

MacConnell, Elisabeth Browning 395 West Main Street, Salem, Va. 

Macdonald, Anne Elizabeth 3101 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 

Macdonald, Katherine Louise 3101 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 

McAden, Lena 3141 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Fla. 

McAlister, Betsy C 204 East Frederick, Hot Springs, Ark. 

McCabe, Alice Virginia 2328 Roslyn Avenue, Duluth, Minn. 

McClain, Annie Bachman Sweetwater, Tenn. 

McClung, Marie 102 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Va. 

McCue, Margaret Huston R. F. D. 4, Staunton, Va. 

McCue, Cecelia Hookersville, W. Va. 

McDavid, Martha 4215 Gleenwood Avenue, Birmingham, Ala. 

McKee, Martha Olive 3302 Redwood Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 

McLean, Helen Douty 616 Windemere Avenue, Interlaken, N. J. 

McMahon, Anna Catherine 2007 Denison Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Martin, Sarah Baldwin "Rivoli," Macon, Ga. 

Martin, Blanche Du Bose 530 Tremont Street, Selma, Ala. 

Masterson, Edna Vivian 3408 La Branch Street, Houston, Texas 

Matthews, Marguerite Mary Machipongo, Va. 

Messick, Rebecca Short Bloxom, Va. 

Miller, Martha Missouri Christiansburg, Va. 

Miller, Dorothy Jean 729 7th Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Miller, Elizabeth Thresa 422 Jefferson Avenue, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Mitchell, Louise Frances "Mapleview," Marion, Va. 

Mitchell, Minnie 413 Williams Street, Waycross, Ga. 

Moran, Naomi Beverley Manor, Staunton, Va. 

Morriss, Dorothy Elizabeth 215 North Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Mountcastle, Mildred Beverly 422 Riverside Avenue, Covington, Va. 

Mower, Marjorie Lockridge 323 West Frederick Street, Staunton, Va. 

Naff, Dorothy Box 667, Staunton, Va. 

Naff, Ruth Elizabeth Box 667, Staunton, Va. 

Newberry, Virginia Jamerson Bland, Va. 

Ott, Rosa Lee Juanita Harrisonburg, Va. 

Pancake, Mary Moore 1209 East Frederick Street, Staunton, Va. 

Patterson, Margaret 3610 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond, Va. 

Perry, Mary Frances 16 North Washington Street, Staunton, Va. 

Perry, Katherine 16 North Washington Street, Staunton, Va. 

Peters, Julia Louise 42 North 12th Street, AUentown, Pa. 

Peyton, Betty Washington 305 E. Main Street, Staunton, Va. 

Phipps, Pauline Preston Galax, Va. 

Pierce, Jane Frances 314 North New Street, Staunton, Va. 

Poindexter, Helen Adele 5125 Live Oak Street, Dallas, Texas 

Powell, Dorothy 14 North Jefferson Street, Staunton, Va. 

Price, Robena Lyne Marshall 2227 Crescent Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 

Quarles, Cornelia Taylor Staunton, Va. 

Quillin, Charlotte Josephine 502 North Division Street, Salisbury, Md. 

Ragan, Elizabeth Adams 219 West FrankHn Avenue, Gastonia, N. C. 

Ralston, Sara Frances 317 East Main Street, Staunton, Va. 

Ramsey, Emily Virginia 20, The Triangle, Front Royal, Va. 

Ramsey, Elizabeth Maxwell Patterson Heights, Beaver Falls, Pa. 

Ratchf ord, Mary Frances Box 123, Staunton, Va. 

Ratchford, Ethel Box 123, Staunton, Va. 

Reed, Ruth 360 Main Street, Brookeville, Pa. 

Reid, Sibelle Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, Va. 

Richardson, Mary Elizabeth O'Keef e, W. Va. 

Richcreek, Qara Kathleen 212 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Va. 

Richcreek, Edythe 212 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Va. 

Roache, Edith Merrell Cape Fear Apts., Wilmington, N. C. 

Roberts, Jane Clark Chase City, Va. 

Roberts, Elizabeth Spotts 3602 Seminary Avenue, Richmond, Va. 

Roberts, Mildred Craven .212 West 36th Street, Savannah, Ga. 

Robinson, Priscilla Alden 108 Pine Street, Clearfield, Pa. 

Rohr, Juanita Elizabeth R. F. D. 7, Staunton, Va. 

Roosa, Virginia 391 Quail Street, Albany, N. Y. 

Rosborough, JuUa Reid 1626 Oak Street, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Rosenberger, Elsie Mathilda .... 503 South Washington Street, Winchester, Va. 

Ruckman, Frances Moore 316 North New Street, Staunton, Va. 

Rumpf, Dorothy . .Oxford and Avon Roads Wykagyl Park, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Russell, Margaret Kable Kable Station, Staunton, Va. 

Russell, Marjorie Gibbs 212 North Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Russell, Frances Holbert 212 North Market Street, Staunton, Va. 

Schoononer, Lois Elaine 606 Magnolia Street, Greensboro, N. C. 

Scott, Margaret Caskie Burkeville, Va. 

Seal, Adelaide Bidwell 2415 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md. 

See, Katharine AUyn Floyd, Va. 

Sellers, Marie Nicholas Haynes City, Fla 


Shanks, Eleanor Lamar 423 Church Street, Selma, Ala. 

Silver, Mary Gray 501 South Queen's Street, Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Smith, Elizabeth Carroll 32 West 40th Street, New York City 

Snyder, Helen Belle 1112 Walnut Street, Staunton, Va. 

Spitler, Virginia Modelle Greenville, Va. 

Spitler, Velma Lee Greenville, Va. 

Stockton, Helen Janet Seaside Hotel, Orange Grove, N. J. 

Stallard, Myra Gene 2315 Belmont Avenue, Parson, Kas. 

Stokes, Bessie Rinehart "Edgehill," Covington, Va. 

Shumate, Phyllis Kathryn Churchville, Va. 

Stone, Ruth Maria 1221 Wasena Terrace, Roanoke, Va. 

Stone, Beatrice Elinor The Plains, Va. 

Stratton, Margaret Wheeler 523 Thornrose Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

Strong, Helen Travis East 242 North 10th Avenue, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Strossman, Mary Elizabeth 139 North Maysville Street, Mt. Sterling, Ky. 

Stuart, Kathryn Page "Chickasaw," Mobile, Ala. 

Sullivan, Elizabeth Louisa 1220 East Duffy Street, Savannah, Ga. 

Swift, Florence Gibbs 309 Ozrola Street, Orlanda, Fla. 

Sydenstricker, Katie Massie 225 East Main Street, Staunton, Va. 

Symons, Josephine Dent 700 10th Street, Washington, D. C. 

Symons, Viola Dent 700 10th Street, Washington, D. C. 

Tabb, Annie Gertrude 213 East Frederick Street, Staunton, Va. 

Taggart, Helen H 114 Centre Street, Frackville, Pa. 

Taylor, Dixie Alexander 227 Pleasant Street, Staunton, Va. 

Taylor, Mary Garland 8 Oakenwold Terrace, Staunton, Va. 

Terrell, Mary 223 West Agarita Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 

Thomas, Mary Isabel 47 South 14th Street, Allentown, Pa. 

Thomas, Irma Lee 531 East Main Street, Lexington, Ky. 

Thomas, Elizabeth Dunlap Box 654, Staunton, Va. 

Thompson, Dorothy Ruth 28 Court Street, Ridgway, Pa. 

Thrift, Caroline Arnold 637 South Monnes, Sapulpa, Okla. 

Townley, Mildred Lee Ronceverte, W. Va. 

Trott, Arme Radford Willow Spout Inn., Ft. Defiance, Va. 

Trotter, Marjorie Houston Woodstock, Va. 

Tully, Maurine Mt. Hope, W. Va. 

Vance, Roberta Hume Bagby Street, Staunton, Va. 

Vance, Eugenia Stowe Bagby Street, Staunton, Va. 

Van Wagenen, Mae Elise Chariottesville, Va. 

Venable, Elizabeth Byrd 550 Vine Street, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Wagaman, Mary Cordelia 400 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, Md. 

Waide, Mary Katherine Selma Boulevard, Staunton, Va. 

Walker, Lois Virginia 200 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, N. J. 

Walker, Virginia S 303 East High Street, Charlottesville, Va. 

Wallace, Ellen ' 108 West Beverley Street, Staunton, Va. 

Wallace, Irene Hyden 108 West Beverley Street, Staunton, Va. 

Walters, Martha Gwrathmey 215 East Beverley Street, Staunton, Va. 

Walthour, Helen Clayton R. F. D. 2, Wilmington Island, Savannah, Ga. 

Walthour, Virginia Clayton R. F. D. 2, Wilmington Island, Savannah, Ga. 

Walton, Mary Linton Staunton, Va. 

Ward, Margaret Nottingham Belle Haven, Va. 

Watkins, Nancy Belle Crewe, Va. 

Watson, Pattie Mae University, Va. 

Weade, Mary Ella 802 Nelson Street, Staunton, Va. 

Webb, Jamie Spring Hill, Mobile, Ala 

Weidner, Elizabeth Eleanor Dola, W. Va. 

Weller, Marguerite Gertrude R. F. D. 5, Staunton, Va. 

White, Mary Woodfin 409 Maple Avenue, Waynesboro, Va. 

White, Rebecca Anne Keller, Va. 

White, Selma 165 Kensington Way, San Francisco, Cal. 

Wigginton, Helen Gertrude 1839 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, La. 

Wigginton, Dorothy Nell 1839 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, La. 

Williams, Eunice 710 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, N. Y. 

Williams, Rebecca Brand 330 Vine Street, Staunton, Va. 

Williams, Susanna Ellen 403 Coalter Street, Staunton, Va. 

Wilson, Louise Brownie 10 Church Street, Staunton, Va. 

Wilson, Amy Jane 105 Walworth Avenue, White Plains, N. Y. 

Withers, Helenora Barron 400 Queen's Road, Charlotte, N. C. 

Witz, Sarah Dean 232 East Beverley Street, Staunton, Va. 

Wood, Caroline Lee 719 Northumberland Avenue, Roanoke, Va. 

Wood, Virginia Kirk . . .171 Chapworth Ave., Larchmont Hill, Larchmont, N. Y. 

Woodward, Anne Montgomery 229 East Beverley Street, Staunton, Va. 

Woodward, Pauline 311 Berkley Place, Staunton, Va. 

Wright, Dorothy Ella 521 Moore Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 

Wright, Jessika Atherton Louisville, Ga. 

Yates, Rena Mills 110 North 4th Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Young, Anna Gabriel Coopersville, Pa. 

Yount, Frances Gushing 802 Alleghany Avenue, Staunton, Va. 

"^HE 1926 Bloestocktng Sf aff wls^es 
fo express ifs appreciafion fo fhe 
Business and Professionaf Men, Cor- 
porafions, and Tnsfifufions who have 
hefped in fhe pubficafion of fhis 
Annuaf bg fheir Mnd pafronagfe. 

Mary Baldwin College 


Mary Baldwin Seminary 



Term begins September 9, 1926. Located in the beautiful 
and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Unsurpassed 
climate, handsome buildings, and modern appointments. 
Three hundred and sixty students, session 1925-1926, from 
twenty-four states and two foreign countries. 

Courses: College, 4 years, A. B. Degree; College Prepar- 
atory, 4 years. Music, Art, Expression, Domestic Science, 
and Athletics — Gymnasium and Field. Small classes and thor- 
ough work. Send for catalogue. 



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On M. R. C. SiKiiTix,; Day 



We Cater to the Whims of the College Girl 


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Beverly Book Co., Inc. 







M. B. G. Drug Store 

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22 East Main Street 


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Dance Programs and Invitations 

Leather Dance Favors and Covers 
Fraternity and Class Stationery 

The Largest College Engraving House in the World 

Commencement Invitations, Class 
Day Programs, Class Pins and Rings 

Seventeenth Street and Lehigh Avenue 

Wedding Invitations 
Calling Cards, Menus 



Most >[ociern and Beautifully Appointed in the State of Virginia 

A. T. MOORE, Presipent 



The New Theatre 








Woodstock, \'ir,t;inia 
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For Service Phone 166 

Miss Whitk: Of what art- _\ou 
afraid. ni\' child ? 

Peggy Russel: Oh. teacher, the 
llowers ; they're so wild ! 

Dr. Hume Sprmkel 


E. Brow X : I will now sing, "I'm 
1)11 my way to the Insane Asylum," 
accompanied by the orchestra. 


For Forty - Three Years We 

Have Been Printing Programs 

and Circulars for the Schools 

of Staunton 



Successor to Stoneburner & Prufer 

Printers Since 1882 
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"I guess I'll double my allow 
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Covering all hazards, including 
Fire, Theft and Transportation, 
at the College, in Hotels, or 
boarding houses or when travel- 

Charges Reasoiiahli- 

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Masonic Temple 
Staunton - - - Virginia 


Jas. S. Simmons, Jr., Prop. 



P>earings for ALL Cars 


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Picture Frames 
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Engraving and Die Stamping 

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V A M E S 


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The Staunton National Bank 


DECEMBER 31, 1925 


Loans and Investments $ 812,576.30 

LI. S. Bonds 81,000.(1(1 

Furniture and Fixtures 20,378.63 

Cash on hand 24,818.88 

Due from Banks. . .88,699.43 113,518.31 


Capital Stock $ 100,0(1(UK1 

Surplus and Profits 71,138.^9 

Dividends payable Jan. 2,1926 5.00(1.0(1 

Circulating Notes 81,000.00 

Rediscounts 17,500.00 

Deposits 752,834.71 


3% Interest Paid in Savings Department 

B. E. Vaughan, President 
E. W. Randoli'h, Cashier 

T. N. McFarland, Vice-Fres. 

Fri'd M. l-'ifer, .:/,v,f/. Cashier 

M. Kivlighan .\l. L. Hell 

F. T. Holt .(. I- Witz 


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Our Delicious Bakery Products 


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The al)Sent-ininded school girl 
threw her laundry in bed and stood 
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Staunton : : : : \'irg;inia 

is only two squares from M. 
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Massive Safe Deposit Vault Capacity 3200 Safe Deposit Boxes 

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Si'RETY r.oxns I''rKMsiiEn 

Nancy : How did Pe,a;gy make 
out in her finals? 

Bee: She was caught cheating! 

Nancy : What — Peggy cheat- 

I'.i:e: In physiology class the 
i|uestion was asked: "How many 
\crtel)rae are there?" — and she was 
caught rulihing her hack. 

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We have just received a shipment of newly designed CLASS PINS. 
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very appropriate and couldn't be other than appreciated. We would 
appreciate a call from you. 



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— Established 1870— 

Mrs. Jos. P. Allen, Owner 

Jos. P. Allen, Manager 

Furniture and Undertaking 

Ambulance — Motor — Hearse 

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Clothing and Notions 

Always the Newest at the LOW 

Prices, Made Possible by our 

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"Get the Penny Habit" 




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West Main .Street 

ches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware, Eastman Kodaks, and 
Everything in Mary Baldwin Jewelry 

Special Invitation to Visit our Gift and Art Department 
H. L. LANG & COMPANY, Jewelers, Staunton, Virginia 

Miss Hattie Guthman 

Expert New York Shopper 
will send things 

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A Modern School with a country location in the famous Valley 
of Virginia. Endorsed by the Virginia Military Institute and other 
Universities. Army officers detailed bv the War Department. 
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barracks. Steam heat, electric lights and splendid athletic field and 
campus. Cadet band of thirty pieces. Able faculty of College men, 
who take a personal interest in the boys' academic work and who 
coach all athletic teams. Enrollment limited to 275. Boys from 
thirty states last year. Rates $650.00. 

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tlnan 1 am, haven't you.'' 

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create representative annuals for schools throughout \ ir- 
ginia. and have won a position of recognized leadership 
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piinted by us. 

Not content to rest on laurels won, we have worked out 
plans to make our service in the future more helpful than 
ever. Editors, business managers, and faculty advisers are 
invited to write and give us an opportunity to explain how 
7ve can help them publish the best annual they have ez'ey had. 

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