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J^rof^asor mUItam Norton 

— one whose tireless and faithful 
endeavor, whose scholarship and 
hroad ran§e of interests haVe 
the esteem and respect of eVerp 
Cornell Student, this hook is af-- 
fectionatelip dedicated. 

Quips for the merry, laughter for the 
light of heart, stories, scenes and sayings 
are the materials from which our book is 
made. Recorded in its pages are the events 
of the past year, and through this simple 
chronicle of happenings we have tried to 
reveal the spirit and achievements of the 
"College on the Hill". 

To please our readers, to portray the 
life of Cornell, and to bring back memo- 
ries of youthful, student days, has been our 
threefold purpose. With that aim in view, 
we present the 1922 Royal Purple for 
your consideration. 

The Contents 

BOOK ONE The Colli-ce 
BOOK TWO The Classes 
BOOK THREE Athletics 
BOOK FOl'R ()R(;.\xiZATi()NS 

Henry Albert Mills, Professor of Fine Arts. 
Jessie Rigby, A. B., Librarian. 

Rockwell C. Journey, A. M., Professor of Economics 
and Business Administration. 

Louis R. Herrick, A. AL, Ph. D., Professor of Ro- 
mance Languages. 

William E. A. Slaght, A. M., S. T. B., Professor of 
Psychology and Philosophy. 

Ruth E. Reed, A. M., Chairman of the Women's Ad- 
ministrative Committee, and Instructor in English. 

Clyde Tull, Ph. B., A. IVL, Professor of English. 

Elmer A. Olander, Principal of Cornell Academy. 

Elmer E. Moots, M. S., C. E., Professor of Mathe- 
matics and Engineering. 

Elisa Gertrude Madisox, A. B., A. M., Instructor in 
English, and Dean of Bowman Hall. 

Ralph E. Himstead, A. B., Professor of Public Speak- 

May L. Fairbanks, Ph. B., Librarian. 

Otls H. Moore, A. B., Alumni Secretary, and Instruc- 
tor of Sociology. 

\\'u.LL-\M Stahl Ehersole, A. M., Litt. D., Professor 
of (ireek and Archaeology. 

Edith Thl rlow, Instructor in Piano. 

Frederick Miltox Mc(?aw, A. B., A. M., B. S., 
Professor of Mathematics. 

Ethel Trautmax, B. S., Instructor in Home Eco- 

Horace Alden Miller, Mus. Bac, Professor of Or- 
gan, Harmony, and Counterpoint. 

Harry McCorimick Kelly, A. B., A. AL, LL. D., 
Professor of Biology. 

Elsie Barrett, Financial Secretary. 

Ottis Patton, Mus. Bac, Instructor in Voice. 
Alice R. Betts, Secretary to the President. 
Louies M. Brockman, Matron of Bowman Hall. 
William Harmon Norton, A. B., A. M., LL. D., 

Professor of Geology. I 

Sidney Levi Chandler, A. B., A. "SI., Professor of 

M. Estelle Angier, A. B., B. P. E., Director of Phys- 
ical Education for Women. 

Anne Pierce, Instructor in Voice. 

Nicholas Knight, A. B., A. Ph. D., Professor of 

RuRV Clare Wade, A. B., A. M., Instructor in French. 
Orrin Harold Smith, A. B., A. M., Ph. D., Professor 
of Physics. 

Rose Evelyn Bakkr, Ph. H., Professor of Oratory. 
Edw \ri) R. Ristink, a. M., College Hooklceeper. 

Frank Holcomb Shaw, Mus. Bac, Professor of Piano- 
forts, and Director of the Conservatory of Alusic. 

Laura F. Ristine, Office Secretary. 

John Merrill Bridgham, A. B., A. M., Ph. D., Pro- 
fessor of Latin. 

Sherman William Finger, Ph. B., Director of Phys- 
ical Training for Men. 

Charles Reuben Keyes, A. M., Ph. B., Professor of 
the German Language and Literature. 

M. Lillian Smedley, Ph. B., Instructor in English. 

Erwin O. Finkenbinder, a. M., Ph. D., Professor of 

Henry Clay Stanclift, Ph. B., Ph. D., Professor of 
History and Politics. 

Clyde E. Wildmax, S. T. B., Professor of Bible. 
Gladys Eleanor Phelps, R. N., College Nurse. 
Tracy E. Thompson, M. A., Instructor In Economics. 

and Executive Secretary. 
Dorothy Scott Himstead, A. B., Instructor in French. 

Arthur L. Phelps, A. B., Instructor in English. 

Clarice Helen Dillenberg, A. M., Instructor in 
Home Economics. 

Helen Triplet J()LRNE^■, A. B., Instructor in Eco- 

Daniel Leonard Hi pfman, Mls. Bac, Instructor 
in Piano. 

Arlo SaxdI'RSOX, B. A., Assistant Director of Men's 
Physical draining. 

(iLENN RoLSi:, A. B., Instructor in Mathematics. 

Myrtle Johnston, A. M., M. S., Bowman Hall Ma- 
tron, and Instructor in Domestic Science. 

In Alemoriam 
Died August 26, 1920 

\Vith all his admirable qualities he w as uiisw er\ ing in the cause of the right w hen 
his dut>' was clear. We can hardly expect to see his like again, though the Providence 
that has favored us in the past will care for us in the future. It will be hard to find a 
man as good, as kind, and as self-sacrificing as Hamline Hurlburt Freer. Let us confi- 
dently hojie that his memory shall long be revered and shall inspire many to follow his 
example. — Presioent E.meritus Kixg. 


The Class of 1922 


Day AI. Newsom 


Secretary and Treasurer . 

Florence Tennant 

Frances Harvey 

Arriving here in the fall of 1919, fresh from the glory of high school accomplish- 
ments, we had the damper suddenly placed on our opinion of ourselves and very soon 
were made to realize our sphere of insignificance. During our first semester at Cornell 
the strain of war was felt on all sides. There was very little social or college life 
compared to that which came later. 

The second semester, however, brought changes. Things began to return to normal, 
but the Class of 1922 did not follow the precedent set by former Freshman classes. 
Our members never wore the "green derbies". We were victorious in the struggle 
for existence commonly known as the tug-of-war. 

Finally, as a class, we passed from the stage of the oppressed to that of the oppressor. 
Then as never before did we begin to understand, slowly but surely, the effect of col- 
lege surroundings, and the much needed alterations being made in us by education. 

Now that we have passed through those days of simplicity, days of bluster, and 
have entered into the kingdom of Juniors, we feel that we have cemented many life 
friendships. Even more than this we feel we have acquired a good feeling and under- 
standing toward each other. We accept the responsibility of our position readily, and 
feel justifiably proud of what we have done for our college. We rejoice in what she 
has done for us. In the field of college activities, the Class of 1922 has not been found 
wanting. From our ranks every branch of activity has drawn some of its ablest 

With the light of the Senior's dignity already shining upon us, we firmly resolve to 
do our share in this little world of ours. We shall make a record worth while for 

Cornell and the Class of 1922. 

L. H. 

Ariel M. Merritt 

There are those who say that Ariel lives in 
Mount Vernon because it is only a short distance 
from Marion. Behind a quiet exterior she hides 
a lively wit. 

Oratorio (1) ; Class Hockey (1) ; All-Star 
Hockey (2). Major, English. Aonian 

Arlando Baldwin 

Newton is the home of Arlando, to whom neither 
Irving Berlin nor Bach offer difficulties. He 
has surprised people in more than one way since 
his advent at Cornell. 

Accompanist Glee Club (1) ; Y. M. Cab- 
inet ( 1 ) ; Glee Club ( 3 ) . Major, Sociology 

Grace Voss 

Grace is that cheering sort of an individual 
whose presence makes a born pessimist forget his 
troubles. She came to us from Aspinwall, and 
since then her pleasing manner has added con- 
stantly to her list of friends. 

W. S. G. A. Treasurer (3) ; Y. W. C. A. 
Cabinet (3); W. S. G. A. Senate (3). 
Major, Romance. Alethean 

Isabel Scroggie 

Apparent dignity masks a lively disposition in 
this Mount ^'ernon girl. She recently showed her 
preference for Cornell by moving here. 

Major, English. Aonian 

Mabelle Eddy 

Mabelle readily found herself after arriving on 
the campus and in turn was readily found. 
Cherokee is her home. 

Girls' Glee Club (1), (2), (3); Y. W. 
C. A. Cabinet (2) ; President Y. W. C. A. 
(3); W. S. G. A. Senate (3); Student 
Volunteer. Major, Romance. Alethean 

Edgar R. Hoff 

Like another of Cornell's prominent "Docs", he 
has an intimate knowledge of everything chem- 
ical. Nachusa, Illinois, claims him as her son. 

Orchestra (3). Major, Chemistry. Am- 

Ruth Eveland 

Noble is her town and Noble is her nature. Small 
in stature, but big in everything else. 

Inter-Society Debate (2). Major, Home 
Economics. Promethean 

A "Robbin" that sings not only in the spring but 
all the year round. Mount Vernon is glad to call 
itself her home. 

Oratorio (1), (2), (3); Girls' Glee Club 
(3). Major, Voice. Alethean 

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Harold W. Oleson 

He told us Forest City \vas his address. As we 
haven't been able to find that on the map, we 
will take his word for its existence. 

Oratorio (2), (3). 

Major, Economics. 

Katheri-ve Moses 

The capital of the state is "Kate's" home. As an 
enthusiastic member of the English Club, she 
can talk to celebrities without a qualm. Her say- 
ings are full of wit and originality. 

W. S. G. A. Senate (3). 

Major, English. 

Carl E. Spangler 

Carl is one of the favorite products of Franklin 
Grove, Illinois. He doesn't waste words on 
ever3body, but saves them for his evenings at 
B. H. 

Cross Countrv (1), (2); Freshman Foot- 
ball (2). Major, Economics. Parmenian 

Jeanette Ferris 

Oneida, a small town because it has so many 
railroads that it can't keep its population, is 
Jeanette's home town. She is best known for her 
mirthful, gurgly giggle and her piano playing. 

W. S. G. A. Senate (3). Major, Piano. 

Elva Hill 

\A'hen Elva left Lowrnoor her mother told her to 
beware of the fast men. But, coiurary-like, she 
didn't. Men of speed hold no terrors for her. 

Maior, Piano. Aonian 

Sherman Shaffer 

"Sherm" hails from Parkersburg. He believes 
that Vera (P) helps at all times and in all things. 

Glee Club (3). Major, Chemistry. Mil- 

Edwin G. Spurgeon 

"Ed" comes from the "Windy City" and never 
loses an opportunity of telling how it is done in 
"Chi". He believes in the theory that women 
are the root of all evil, and lives up to his idea. 

Major, Economics. Amphictyon 

Grace McCreedy 

Grace says she comes from Tampico, Illinois, and 
we dare not dispute her. Quiet in action, but 
watch out for people whose names begin with Mc. 

Oratorio (2), (3) ; Illinois Club Secretary 
(3). Major, History. Alethean 

James W. Ensign 

"Jimmy" is a Burlington lad. While there he 
established a good record, and since coming here 
he has more than lived up to the past by making 
new ones. 

President Class (2); Class B. B. (1); 
Varsity B. B. (3); Class Football (1), 
(2) ; Varsity Football (3) ; Baseball (1) ; 
Track (1). Major, Engineering and 
Mathematics. Zetagathian 

Alison" Gowans 

Alison Cowans is one of Emmetsburg's favorites. 
She is a sister of the mighty Alan. 

W. S. G. A. (3). Major, History. Pro- 

Walter A. Averill 

Seattle, Washington, is his home port. This 
young man was born an hour late and has been 
hurrying ever since to catch up. He has an err- 
ing nose for ne\vs. 

Oratorio (3); "Nothing but the Truth" 
Cast (2). Major, Economics. Parmenian 

Vera Phelps 

(ilenwood is her home. Vera is one of those 
home-seeking girls whom we all like to see, but, 
as usual, we were all too late — all but one. 

Major, Hume Economics. Aonian 


Clarence E. Holm 

Boone is the home of this embryo Ringling Bros, 
circus performer. A man small in size, but large 
enough to do most anything. 

Varsity Football (2); Inter-Society Debate 
(1) ; President Masonic Club (3). Major, 
Biology. Adelphian 

Hazel Bennett 

Hazel is another of the neighboring girls who 
run over from Lisbon just long enough to take in 
classes, and no longer. 

Major, English. Aonian 

Boyd A. Thompson 

"Red" is noted for perseverance in all branches 
of athletics. He is Renwick's sole contribution 
to Cornell. 

Track (2), (3); Football (2), (3); Ath- 
letic Representative (2) ; "C" Club. Ma- 
jor, Geology. Zetagathian 

Theron Erickson 

Theron migrated here from Reinbeck. After 
careful consideration, we have decided that his 
chief claim to notoriety lies in his consistent 

Student Volunteer. 

Major, Chemistry. 

Lowell S. Henshaw 

"Bill" hails from Clarinda, which keeps the in- 
sane. He looks like a groucher; a lady's at 
Goucher — perhaps that's the reason ; to tell he 11 
not deign. 

Business Manager Cornellian (3) ; Royal 
Purple Staff. Major, Economics. Adel- 

Russell D. Cole 

One of the Davenport boys. "Red's" main ob- 
ject in life is to get out of doing things. Still, 
when he does get started, he goes fast enough to 
win gold watches at Urbana. 

Freshman Track (1) ; Varsity Track (2), 
(3); "C" Club; Royal Purple Staff. 
Major, Economics. Adelphian 

Joyce Harris 

"Betsey" sa}s she was born at least sixteen years 
ago in Grundy Center. Her way of laughing 
belongs to Joyce, and Joyce alone, but we like it. 

Class Basketball (2) ; W. S. G. A. Senate 
(3). Major, Sociology Alethean 

Dw iGHT F. Windenbukg 

One of our Mount \'ernon lads ^vho lost a lot of 
time because of the war. \i \ou want to know 
anything about physics, ask "Windy". He picks 
news out of the air between Chapel and Science. 

V. M. C. A. (1); Inter-Society Debate 
(1). Major, Ph\sics. Miltonian 

Florence Tennant 

Florence calls it Deep River, and we wouldn't 
dispute. We only ask that they send more like 
her; Cornell needs them. 

Vice-President W. S. G. A. (3); Y. W. 
C. A. Cabinet (3); Vice-President Class 
(3) ; Glee Club (3) ; Royal Purple Staff. 
Major, Romance. Alethean 

Frances Crowell 

Like many of her sex, "Fran" was born with the 
gift o' gab, and has since used it effectively from 
the debate platform. She left Manson to come to 

Inter-Society Debate (2) ; Inter-Collegiate 
Debate (3). Major, English. Alethean 

Donald D. Corlett 

"Don", very early in his school career, thought 
that two could live cheaper than one. Now he is 
proving it. 

Cross Country (2), (3). 
try. Miltonian 

Major, Chemis- 

Gail Milne 

Gail is an aspiring physicist, who comes from 
LaPorte City. She stands very highly in the es- 
teem of a certain member of the tribe of Bruce. 

Class Basketball (1). Major, Mathemat- 
ics. Alethean 

Glevn" G. Soxes 

''Scoop" comes from Anamosa. He uses his big 
voice to a very good advantage, and his enthus- 
iasm bubbles over, especially after winning a 

Inter-Collegiate Debate (3). Major, Bi- 
ology. Miltonian 

John Pecht 

Rockford is the home site of John, or "Red"', 
whichever you wish to call him. It is predicted 
that he will make some one a good husband be- 
cause of the way he handles a broom around the 

Major, Chemistry. Parmenian 

Mildred Yollis Con'mey 

Mildred first learned to use a dictionary at 
Coggon, and since then the use of long words 
has been her favorite avocation. 

Major, Home Economics. Promethean 

Stanley N. Howard 

Although "Stan" is a long way from Crapaud, 
Canada, he makes himself very much at home in 
Cornell. He flivvers back and forth from his 
charge at Ryan with all the sheer abandon of a 
Barney Oldficld, and bits of auto wreckage back 
of Science Hall testify to his skill. 

Student \'oluiiteer ; Freshman Football (1). 
Major, Sociology. Miltonian 

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Sena Anderson 

A big apron seems to be just made for Sena, 
who plans to teach others the domestic arts and 
sciences. She comes from Calamus. 

Major, Home Economics. Thalian 

Harold R. Davis 

Van Horne is the home of this laddie, who says, 
"The happiest hours that e'er I spend, are spent 
among the lassies." 

Major, Economics. Parmenian 

Myrtle Burrows 

Myrtle comes from Dows, where early in life she 
formed the habit of saying little and learning 

Major, Mathematics. Thalian 

Joseph C. Cleveland 

It was at Stanwood that Joe learned the art of 
fussing. Since then continuous practice has kept 
him in training. His work on the cornet is a 
valuable addition to the band and orchestra. 

Student Volunteer; Orchestra (1), (2); 
Band (1), (2). Major, Chemistry. Par- 

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Raymond W. Houston 

As a member of the Flower Shop twins he likes 
everything from a sprig to a Bush. This Ryan 
representative is known for his unfailing good 

Royal Purple 

Staff. Major, English. 

Clifford Millen 


Cliff first borrowed a match at Earlville. His 
first year at Cornell was a heart-breaker for many 
of our fair co-eds. It is rumored he had twenty- 
eight dates with twenty-nine different girls. He 
broke the last one without even going near her. 

Editor Royal 

Purple. Major, English. 

Doris Valentine 

Doris of St. Ansgar is just as her name signifies, 
always reminding you of the 14th of February 
by her very (juiet, pleasing manner. 

Y. VV. C. A. Cabinet (3); Oratorio (1), 

(2) , (-3); Assistant Romance Department 

(3) ; Treasurer Cosmopolitan Club (2). 
Major, Romance. Thalian 

Day M. Newsom 

Day first sa^v light at Morning Sun. It has been 
said of him that if you are a good listener, hunt 
up Da\. 

Glee Club (1), (2), (3); Oratorio (1), 
(2), (3) ; President P. K.'s (3) ; President 
Class (3) ; Inter-Society Debate (1). Ma- 
jor, English. Miltonian 

Ruth Ella Petty 

Ruth's home is in Clinton. She enjoys life and is 
generous with her smiles and good nature. Stu- 
dies to her are the inevitable part of a college 

Oratorio (1), (2); W. S. G. A. Senate 
(1), (2). Major, Home Economics. 

Albion J. Tavenner 

From Polo, Illinois, comes this master of the 
trombone art. His pleasant manners and skillful 
playing have made him one of Cornell's favorite 

Orchestra (1), (2), (3); Band (1), (2), 
(3) ; Inter-Society Debate (3). Major, 
Economics. Zetagathian 

Waneta Keve 

Waneta is another Mount Vernonite. Her father 
placed two lions at the door to keep bold men 
away from her, but what are lions to some men? 

Major, History. Alethean 

Merril M. Dryden 
"M. D." 

Merril is another of the Clarinda Bunch. He 
does things, but never seems busy over them. 
The girl situation holds no serious worries for 

Glee Club (1), (2), (3); Vice-President 
Glee Club (3); Oratorio (1), (2), (3); 
Class Treasurer (2) ; Class Basketball (3) ; 
Band (1), (2) ; Business Manager Royal 
Purple. Major, Economics. Adelphian 

Elma Kidder 

Elma comes to us from Epworth. If you want 
to know about her life, ask how she swung that 
hockey club last fall. May domestic duties not 
subdue her pep. 


Bessie Bowers 

Bess, who comes from Des Moines, has a will of 
her own; also, a way. She would lather be dead 
than out of style, so do not be surprised. 

Student Volunteer; W. S. G. A. Senate 
(1) ; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (3) ; Inter-So- 
ciety Debate (1); Inter-Collegiate Debate 
(3); Treasurer Alethean Society (3). 
Major, Economics. Alethean 

Fred Foster 

Fred is one of the local boys and can, therefore, 
fuss the same girl twelve months a \ear, and 
from reports we judge he doesn't loaf on the job. 

"Nothing but the Truth" Cast (2). Major, 
Economics. Parmenian 

Elizabeth Ash 

In Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, Elizabeth gained 
the knowledge of Spanish which made her an as- 
sistant in the Romance Department. Her home 
is now in Mount \'ernon. 

Assi>tant Romance Department. 
I'.nglish. Acstliesian 



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Mary Ann Darrah 
"Mary Ann" 

Mary uttered her first witty remark in a little 
Iowa village, and that village was Oilman. We 
feel safe to say that Cornell would not be the 
same without Mary, neither would Mary be the 
same without Cornell. 

Freshman Hockey (1). Major, English. 

Franklin W. O'Neel 

Frank comes from Oelwein, which must be the 
home of giants if Frank is a good specimen. 

Freshman Football (1) ; Varsity Football 
(2), (3) ; Captain-elect of Football Team, 
'22; Freshman Track (1) ; Varsity Track 
(2), (3); Inter-Society Debate (1). Ma- 
jor, Psychology. Amphichtyon 

Rose Tallman 

Rose is one of our Mount Vernon girls. A rose 
without a thorn. A look at her major would al- 
most signify something, but we hesitate to accuse 
her of that. 

Oratorio (1), (2), (3); Swimming Honors 
(2) ; Brush and Palette Club (3). Major, 
Home Economics. Alethean 

Naomi Henkel 

Naomi's home is in Detroit, Michigan, the place 
that so many good things come from, and she is 
no exception to the rule. 

Accompanist Girls' Glee 
(3) ; Oratorio (1), (2), 
(2, (3). Major, Piano. 

Club fl), (2), 
(3) ; Orchestra 

Dorothy Arbingast 
" Arhy" 

Dorothy is at home in Mount Vernon — that is, 
\vhen she is at home. Her general good nature 
and ready smile have won for her many friends. 

Class Basketball (3) ; W. A. A. (3). Ma- 
jor, Sociology. Philomathean 

Edith Laucamp 

Edith carries her violin over from Lisbon every 
day. She is another girl in whom bobbed hair is 
an outward manifestation of genius. 


(2), (3). Major, Violin. 

W. Riley Richardson 

Riley hides rare genius behind his bashfulness. 
His actions are quiet but well meant, and if more 
of us had his ability we would rise higher on the 
ladder of success. 

English Club. Major, English. Parmenian 

EuLA Downer 

Every freshman girl at H. H. finds a friend in 
luila, who came to Cornell from Letts. 

Major, Mathematics. I'halian 

Betty Cottingham 

Vivacious and lively, "Betty" has always had a 
hankering for the spotlight. She has two homes, 
one just back of Bowman Hall and one at the 

Girls' Glee Club (1), (2), (3); Oratorio 
Society (1),(2,),(3) ; Class Basketball (2) ; 
English Club; Brush and Palette Club; 
W. A. A.; Inter-Society Debate (2). Ma- 
jor, English. Aonian 

Bertram Z. Hayes 

Bertram comes from Columbus, Ohio, a long 
ways for such a small man to go. Nevertheless, 
we look for him to do big things before he leaves 

Major, Biology. Irving 

Leafy Ferne Yard 

Creston is the home of this flower, and she is, as 
has been said of her, "Bright as a flaming leaf". 

Oratorio (1), (2), (3) ; Student Volunteer; 
W. S. G. A. Senate (3). Major, English. 

Harris E. Dickey 

From Grundy Center has journeyed this disciple 
of the doctrine of the self-satisfaction of youth. 
The object of his interests exists at present neither 
in Cornell nor in Mount Vernon. 

Major, Chemistry. Miltonian 


Lee DuBridce 

Des Moines is the home of this ruboer-tired gen- 
ius ^vith ironclad convictions. He is a disciple 
of hard work. 

Y. M. C. A. (3); Oratorio (3); Inter- 
Collegiate Debate (2), (3). Major, Phys- 
ics. Miltonian 

Erwin H. Mauch 

Lisbon is the home of this lad, and he thinks no 
more of hiking over to class via the tie line than 
we do of going to town. 

Band (1), (2), (3). Major, Economics 

Alta Neff 

Alta's favorite question is, '"Is my nose shiny?" 
but she never allows her vanity to interfere with 
her good time. She lives in Mount Vernon. 

Girls' Glee Club (2) 
lish. Philomathean 

(3). Major, Eng- 

P.'\ULivE Stover 

"P()ll\" came to us this \ear from South English. 
She's rather a quiet girl ^vho does things with- 
out a great deal of noise about it. 

Major, Education. Thalian 

Flora D. Lee 

Flora's home is in Charles City. She is never so 
much at home as when she is given free range 
of the pool, the basketball floor, or the hockey 

Class Hockey (l), (2); Varsily Hockey 
(2). Major, History. Thalian 

Carol Chen 

Carol came to us from afar off across the seas, 
Foochow, China. If everyone worked as ear- 
nestly as she does, Cornell would be a different 

Y. W. C. A. (3) ; Student Volunteer. Ma- 
jor, Education. Promethean 

James E. Scovel 

"Jim" first saw "the green" at Deep River and 
since he came to Cornell he has been seeing 
Green (Alice) all the time. 

Varsity Football (1); Band (1); Class 
Basketball (1) ; Junior Athletic Represen- 
tative (3); "C" Club. Major, Economics. 

Agnes Johnson 

Agnes lives in Mount Vernon. If you want to 
know what she can do, notice the art work of 
this book. A display of rare genius. She is also 
very much interested in athletics in an indirect 

Royal Purple Staff. 

Major, English. 

Frances Harvey 

"Fran" sailed from Benton Harbor, Michigan, 
and she found port with a school teacher. Her 
idea in coming to college was to acquire an ed- 
ucation, but what a mistake she made. All she 
needs is more time in every day. 

Class Hockey (1), (2); Tennis (2), (3); 
W. S. G. A. { 3 ) ; Y. W. C. A. ( 3 ) ; Class 
Secretary and Treasurer (3) ; Royal Pur- 
ple Staff. Major, Sociology. Aesthesian 

John Rudkin Coulson 

If spirits have voices we shall recognize "Jack" 
in the hereafter. He comes from Esmond, Illinois. 

Assistant Cheer Leader (3) ; Oratorio (1), 
(2), (3) ; Illinois Club; P. K. Club. Ma- 
jor, Chemistry 

Helen Bede 

Pine City, Minnesota, is the home of Helen, and 
not Troy at all. She presides over B. H. and 
expounds her ideas to the Freshman girls with 
great diligence. 

English Club. Major, English. Philo- 

Pauline Roach 

Pauline, who came from Plainfield, is one who 
does all things quietly and well, and has a good 
titne when she has finished. 

Major, Home Economics. Prometliean 

Kazel M. Snyder 

Hazel, who comes from Freeport, Illinois, has a 
way of her own. Among other qualities this 
Illinoisite has the advantage of being a good 

Major, Home Economics 



Hortense is another who comes from Emmets- 
burg. She is one who is very studious, kind, and 

Major, Latin. Alethean 

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President Glenn Browning 

Vice-President Harold McIlnay 

Treasurer Doris Koht 


President Harlan Betts 

Vice-President Mary Plummer 

Treasurer George Dunham 

331 — ^ " 

The C'Club 

The C-Cliib was organized some years ago for the pur- 
pose of promoting athletics at Cornell. Only the men of 
the school who have won a "C" in one of the major 
branches of athletics are eligible for membership. It is 
an exclusive organization composed of men who believe 
in clean, sportsmanlike play. Thus the standard of ath- 
letics is kept high, as in former years. 

Two invitation meets are held during the year for 
high schools in the state. The Invitation Interscholastic 
Track Meet and the Interscholastic Basketball Meet 
have influenced many a young athlete to pursue his aca- 
demic work at Cornell. Invitations are sent out to all the 
high schools in the surroiuiding territory, and, heretofore, 
the responses have been so general that some of the best 
meets in the state resulted. 

The official C-Club banquet, which is held annually, is 
the peer of social events for the year. On this occasion 
even athletes of non-fussing tendencies shine in the light 
of feminine society, and the rules of the training table 
are ignored. 

"Bert" Hogle 

"Bert" deserves mention for his -work in both 
football and basketball. As halfback on the grid- 
iron he won the respect of his opponents and the 
praise of his teammates. As guard on the basket- 
ball floor he had the knack of holding his man 
to a minimum of points. "Bert" will be grad- 
uated this year. 

Frank Day 

In his first year on the cinder path Day de- 
veloped into a good two-miler. With experience 
he will become exceptionally fast in that race. 
During two seasons on the cross country team he 
^von a good reputation as a hill-and-dale runner. 

James Olsom 

"Ole" played the pivot position on the Varsity 
eleven. Strong on defense and an accurate 
passer, he made the central position one to be 
avoided by his opponents. A big vacancy will 
be left when "Ole" is graduated in June. 

Oscar Anderson 

"Andy" is a letter man of two seasons. He 
runs the half-mile in fast time and is always 
sure to place. "Andy" also runs a good quarter. 
His work on the mile team at the Drake Relays 
was \vorth\' of note. 

Franklin O'Neel 

O'Neel, who will captain next year's football 
team, played halfback during most of the 1920 
season, and showed exceptional ability at hitting 
the line and running open field. He is also well 
versed in the art of playing tackle. On the cin- 
der path Frank took third in the high hurdles 
at the state meet. He is also a reliable point 
gainer in the high jump, shot put, and discus 

Glenn Browning 

"Brownie" stars in the half-mile, two-mile, 
and mile. In the latter he holds the state record 
of 4:30 2-5, made in 1919. He also holds the 
Iowa Conference record of 4:34. "Brownie" is 
a sure first-place man, and will be missed when 
he graduates in June. He led the 1919 track 

"Danny" Danskin 

Much to the sorrow of the opposing teams, 
this big tackle was sure to be in every play. 
Always full of fight, he was an ideal mate for 
Gowans. "Danny" will be missed in the games 
next year, as he is graduated in June. 

"Ceph" Miller 

"Sox" will captain the 1922 basketball var- 
sity. He was out of the game in the early part 
of this season, but when he came back his pres- 
ence was noted. As a hard player and a de- 
pendable guard, he was one of the mainstays of 
the team. 

George Bretnall 

"Skin" runs anything up to the mile, and his 
record in all is enviable. He specializes in the 
quarter, having won that event at the state meet. 
At the recent Olympic Games, Bretnall ran on 
the I'. S. 1600-meter relay team. He captains 
the 1921 track team in his last vear at Cornell. 

Lavvrenxe West 

West played a whirKvind of a game at left 
end. He is exceptionall\- good at breaking up 
end-plays, but due to an injured arm was out 
of the last few games. West has another year of 
varsitv ball left. 

Ray Faragher 

Playing his first year of varsity basketball, Ray 
showed unusual promise. He is fast on the floor 
and has an exceptionally good eye for the basket. 
Rav will be back next year to hold down his berth 
at forward. 

"Jim" Scovei, 

"Jim" won his letter at guard for two seasons. 
He is an aggressive player and hard to stop. 
Sickness hindered Scovei this season, but he will 
be back strong next year. 

Harry Hudelson 

"Hud" has pla3ed one year of football at end 
and two at quarterback. He is not only a fast, 
shifty player with unlimited fight, but his head- 
work has pulled the team out of many a tight 
place. He is an expert at running back punts. 

"Orrie" Lawrence 

"Orrie" was track captain in 1920. He runs 
the dashes successfully, but specializes in the low 
hurdles. On the football field he plays a formid- 
able right end, being the first man down on 
punts and a sure hard tackier. This is his last 
year of varsity service. 

"Tom" Kepler 

"Long Tom's" record denotes an all-'round ath- 
lete. It includes two years at guard and end on 
the varsity eleven, four seasons as center on the 
quintet, one year as pitcher on the nine, and 
service as a quarter-miler and weight man on 
the track team. His hard, fast playing twice won 
him a place on the all-state basketball team. 

Reed Morse 

Morse won his letter at fullback. On offensive 
he not only hits the line hard, but never fails to 
get his man on interference. On defense he 
shows ability in backing up the line. Morse also 
boots a mean kickoff. He will be graduated in 

"Al" Gowans 

Upon this man's broad shoulders rested the 
captaincy of the 1920 football team. With ir- 
repressible pep and energy, "Al" played a won- 
derful game at guard during the whole season. 
Injuries hindered him during the last few games, 
but he succeeded in making the all-state second 
team as guard and was on the Conference first 
string at the same position. 

Maykard Schell 

Schell runs the mile, the half-mile, and the 
two-mile. He is a consistent runner and is al- 
ways good for fast time in a fast field. Schell 
captained the cross country team for two seasons 
and is one of the best C-C men in the school. He 
will be graduated in June. 

DvviGHT Nichols 

"Nick" is a smashing fullback. He is always 
a sure ground gainer and backs up the line in 
great style. "Nick" has played three years of 
football and will be back next fall for a place on 
the varsitv. 

Russell Cole 

"Red" never fails to make good time in the 
quarter and half-mile. He is a good relay man, 
and an experienced cross coinitry runner. 

Payson Peterson 

On the gridiron "Pete" plays halfback, where 
his speed and ability made him a man to be 
watched. "Pete" not only specializes in the high 
hurdles, but also runs a fast two-twenty, quar- 
ter, and half-mile. He is a valuable relay man 
as well. 

"Buck" Ensign 

Whether he is playing halfback on the grid- 
iron, forward on the basketball floor, or first 
base on the baseball diamond, "Buck" never loses 
his fight. He is a hard and consistent player. 

Henry Maxwell 

"Max" was a member of the pony backfield. 
Although short in stature, he hit the line extra 
hard. He also played a great game at end, 
breaking up many plays. "Max" has played 
three seasons of varsity ball and will be missed 
next year. 

Boyd Thompson 

Thompson can be found on the gridiron in the 

fall and on the track in the spring. He is not 

only a good halfback, but participates in the 
two-twentv, quarter, relay, and high jump. 

"Skinny" Dee 

Dee captained the 1920 basketball varsity. He 
plays a consistent game at center. On the foot- 
ball team he holds down a tackle position. 

The 1920 Football Season 

The football season this year, if judged only by the number of games won, probably 
was not up to the usual standard of the past. The old-time Cornell pep and spirit 
were present, however, and the team \^-as a creditable one in spite of the many obstacles 
that had to be overcome. 

The beginning of the first week of training showed the loss of many of last year's 
veterans. No doubt the backfield was weakened when several of the expected players 
failed to come back. To make up for this deficiency the line was strengthened by the 
return of "Danny" and other ex-service men who had come back to resume their work. 
As many of last year's freshman squad were on hand to give battle for varsity posi- 
tions, the squad was one of the largest ever turned out. 

The enthusiasm and interest shown by such a large group of aspirants was very 
pleasing to "Sherm" and "Sandy". Sanderson had come back to help in the task of 
building up the line. With three or four huskies struggling for each one of the eleven 
positions, the prospects for the future seemed encouraging. In the warm weather of 
the first weeks of practice much excess avoirdupois was removed, and, by a gradual 
process, the rounding out of a team for the first conflict with Upper Iowa was finally 
accomplished. - 


On Saturday, October 2nd, there appeared on Ash Park gridiron. Upper Iowa's 
speedy aggregation from the north. Coached in all manner of multiple passes, criss- 
crosses, spread formations, and other bewildering plays, our smaller Methodist cousin 
hoped to wrest victory from us. In the sweltering heat they sweated their fond ambi- 
tions away, and we won our first game, 34 to 7. The team seemed to have hit a good 
stride and showed up well in all departments. 


The annual game with Iowa was our next encounter, and the indications pointed to 
a close fight. Something went wrong at the very beginning, and Iowa, represented by 
all-conference and all-western men, rolled up 48 points to our zero in the first half. 
With the substitution of' many new men, Cornell came back in the last two periods 
and by sheer fight and determination held the powerful Big Ten team to only two 
touchdowns and a dropkick. The final score was 63 to 0, with Iowa at the big end 
of the count. 

There was indeed an atmosphere of gloom while the team was preparing for Knox. 
After a long, bitter fight the game resulted in a tie. Neither team was able to score, 
and the ball sagged back and forth with the advantages even. It was a well-fought 
game and showed that the team had a real comeback. 

Our next contest took place at Indianola, where the strength of the Cornell combi- 
nation was too much for Simpson. Several of the new men proved themselves to be 
real performers, when, in the last quarter, they brought the game to a finish by shoving 
across four touchdowns, making the score 40 to 0. 

After Simpson had been disposed of, the team's energies were concentrated on the 
game with Dubuque. The river aggregation had been going strong all season and it 
was a hard-fought game with all of the breaks going against us. Due to fumbles, 
Dubuque was allowed to score three times while we registered only once, and the final 
result was 19 to 7. O'Neel, playing at half in this game, did great work and was 
afterwards closely watched by all of our opponents. 

On a field that was covered with mud and water, which made good playing impos- 
sible, another scoreless game was the result of the encounter with Augustana. Early 
in the game our fighting Scotch captain, "Al" Go\\'ans, received a wrenched knee 
which caused him to be out of the greater part of the remaining games. During the 
last quarter, it was miraculous luck which enabled the visitors to stave off defeat. 
Cornell brought the ball down to the five-yard line again and again only to lose it 

On Armistice Day, the eleven, accompanied by the band and the entire student body, 
journeyed up to Cedar Rapids to meet our ancient rival, Coe. We were none too 
optimistic, but when the first half ended 7 to 7 our spirits were considerably warmed 
in spite of the zero weather. In the second half, however, Coe put over three touch- 
downs to our one. Though the score was 27 to 14, it was a hard-fought game, and 
both teams deserve credit for the brand of football displayed. We cannot forget the 
good work done by Lawrence, and the terrific bump which Collins received from 

Homecoming was a beautiful day as far as the weather was concerned, but Grinnell 
took some of the joy out of life \\hen the game ended 17 to 6 in her favor. It looked 
as if it were going to be a shutout for >is, but, in the last period, by a combination of a 
good return from kickoff and excellent forward passing, the ball \\"as put across, and a 
few moments later the football season of 1920 passed into history. 

The Varsity Basketball Team 

TOP ROW: Coach Finger, Pippert, Gatewood, P. Dee, Lakev, Maxwell, Assistant Coach Sanderson. 
BOTTOM ROW: Hogle, Ensign, H. Dee, Miller, Faragher. ' 

The 1920-21 Basketball Season 

With the first call for varsitj' basketball, in the early part of December, some thirty 
men reported for practice. By gradual elimination the squad was cut to fifteen of the 
most likely candidates. The real work then began, the science of the game was 
learned, the basket eye was put in trim, and condition was developed. 

Coach Finger, with two veterans of varsity ball, Hogle and Captain Dee, developed 
a team which put up a creditable fight against Iowa on January 10. It was Iowa's 
game, 44 to 13, but it showed that Cornell had a team which was full of fight and 
never willing to give up. 

On January 12, Cornell battled Monmouth in a hard-fought game on the home 
floor. The contest went Monmouth's way by a 23 to 18 score. 

The follow ing Saturday, January 15, eight men made the trip to (lalesburg to meet 
the Knox quintet. In a closely contested game Knox won, 16 to 14. On January 21, 
Knox again defeated Cornell, this time by a score of 27 to 22 on the home Boor. 


Showing a complete reversal of form, Cornell defeated the strong Simpson team by 
the score of 26 to 10 at Indianola on February 4. The tide had turned, and the var- 
sity was playing real ball. The following afternoon Drake defeated Cornell 37 to 17 
in a game which was much closer than the score would indicate. 


Bent on securing a victory, our up-river rivals came to Cornell en masse on February 
8. In one of the fastest and hardest fought games of the season Coe was defeated 16 
to 14. It was a great battle from start to finish, being anybody's game until the final 


In a game requiring an extra five minutes of play, Iowa Wesleyan defeated Cornell 
26 to 24 on our home floor. 


On February 22, Cornell journeyed to Dubuque, a trip which resulted in our defeat 
by a score of 24 to 11. The game was characterized by hard, rough playing through- 
out. On February 26, Dubuque again defeated the Purple and the White, this time 
by a score of 17 to 8 on the home floor. 


A victory over Coe on the Cedar Rapids floor, ^Vlarch 2, ended the season. In a 
game which was hard fought, close, and full of thrills the Purple and White wound up 
the season with a 24 to 21 victory. 

The season although not successful from the standpoint of the number of games 
won, was, nevertheless, a very satisfactory one. With little but new material to work 
on, our coach developed a team which never knew when to stop fighting. Hogle and 
Captain Dee are lost through graduation this j'ear, but with Faragher, Ensign, and 
Captain-elect Miller as a nucleus, the prospects for next season are bright. 

The following men were given "C's": Ensign, Faragher, Hogle, Captain Dee, and 
Captain-elect Miller. 

The Freshman Basketball Squad 

TOP ROW: Coach Sanderson, Kober. Kibe, Oleson, Paulson, Maxwell, Benish, Robinson. 
BOTTOM ROW: Bolton, Yeisley, Sagle, Bieber, Hines, Owens. 

The Freshman Basketball Season 

The class of nineteen twenty-four was represented by one of the fastest Freshman 
teams of some years. Composed of stars from their respective high schools, they soon 
developed into a formidable team. 

Their first opponents, East Waterloo High, were defeated by the score of 27 to 
15. Not satisfied with this victory the Freshmen won from Monticello High School 
with .^0 points to the latter's 14. The Monticello Independents, however, restored the 
reputation of the town by a 19 to 17 \ ictory. 

On February 12, Boone beat the Freshmen 25 to 15 on Cornell's Hoor. This was 
followed by a second game with Monticello High in which the Freshmen secured a 
30 to 14 \ ictory. The season was closed by defeat at the hands of the varsity. 1 he 
final si-orc of this game w as 22 to 17. 

The 1920 Track Squad 


The 1920 Track Season 

A review of the track season of 1920 shows that the schools throughout the entire 
country were all represented by strong, well-balanced teams. The meetings of such 
teams gave a season of fast track in which many records were broken. 

Although Cornell did not have a winning season, it was one which showed the 
Cornell spirit throughout. Under the able leadership of Captain Lawrence the men 
produced the best that was in them during the whole season. 

Cornell opened the season at the Drake Relays, April 24. The mile team, composed 
of Anderson, Kepler, Thompson, and Lawrence, copped third place in an exceptionally 
fast field. The two-mile took second place, being nosed out at the tape. Cole, Schell, 
Bretnall, and Peterson ran in the order named. 

The following week, Grinnell, 1919 state champs, came to Mount Vernon. Through 
the efforts of a strong, well-balanced team they defeated Cornell by the score of 71}^ 
to 55>4. 

On May 8, a triangular meet was held with Dubuque L^. and Iowa State Teachers' 
College, at Cornell. The Purple and White romped away with this meet, scoring 96 
points. Dubuque grabbed off 25 points, while all the Tutors could get was an un- 
lucky 13. 

The Iowa Conference Meet held at Cedar Rapids on May 15 resulted in a victory 
for Coe with 68 1-3 points. Cornell ranked second with 45 points. The rest scored 
as follows: Union, 29 points; Dubuque, 20 1-3; Iowa Wesleyan, 7; Simpson, 3; 
Penn, 1 ; Parsons, }4. Bretnall took the two-twenty in the fast time of 22 seconds 
flat, and Peterson cleared the high hurdles in 16. 

The week following, Cornell sent five men to the State Meet. Bretnall took the 
quarter in 49% seconds. Bretnall also took third place in the two-twenty. O'Neel 
landed third place in the high hurdles, in a fast field. Iowa easily won this meet with 
77 points. 

The season ended with a dual meet with Coe at Cedar Rapids on May 22. Coe 
won, 85 to 55. Fast time was made throughout the meet. 

The prospects for a winning team in 1921 are good, and another fast season of track 
is to be expected. The following men received "C's" for exceptional work during the 
season: Musselman, Hurlburt, O'Neel, Peterson, Schell, Cole, Anderson, Day, 
Thompson, Zea, Kepler, Captain Lawrence, and Captain-elect Bretnall. 

Coe-Cornell Dual 

100 yard dash— Bretnall ; Holt, (Coe) ; Schlotterbeck, (Coe).._ 0: 10.1 

Mile run — Burger, (Coe) ; Snider, (Coe) ; Smith 4:44 

120 high— Schlotterbeck. (Coe); O'Neel ; Haven 0:15^ 

440 yard dash — Bretnall; Frentress, (Coe); Loftus, (Coe) 0:50 

220 low — TuIIar, (Coe) ; Lawrence ; Jorgensen, (Coe) 0:26% 

Half mile— Brown, (Coe); Schell ; Newell, (Coe) 2:00^ 

220 yard dash— Bretnall ; Holt, (Coe) ; Frentress, (Coe) 0:22^/^ 

Mile relay — Cornell, (Hurlburt, Cole, Peterson, Bretnall) 3:30 

2 mile — Burger, (Coe) ; Harris, (Coe) ; Day 10:29 

Half mile relay — Coe : 1 : 35% 

Shot put — West, (Coe) ; Kepler; Hurlburt 

Discus throw — West, (Coe); Gatewood ; Schlotterbeck, (Coe) 114 ft., 10 in. 

Javelin — Schlotterbeck, (Coe); Zea ; O'Neel 142 ft., 3 in. 

Pole vault — Nichols; Candalaria, (Coe); Renner 10ft., 4 in. 

High jump — Chambers, (Coe); Thompson; O'Neel... 5ft., 7 in. 

Broad jump — Jorgensen, (Coe) ; Hurlburt; Chambers, (Coe) 19 ft., 4^ in. 

Cornell-Grinnell Dual 

120 high— Peterson, C; O'Neel, C; Harriott, G 0: 18.2 

Mile run — Sechrist, G; Schell, C; Reece, G 4:33.2 

100 yard dash— Paula, G; Bretnall, C; Smith, G 0: 10.2 

440 yard dash— Bretnall, C; Peterson, C; Winters, G 0:52.2 

220 low — Evans, G; Lawrence, C; Vinsell, G 0:26.4 

Half mile— Minty, G; Richards, G; Cole, C 2:04 

220 yard dash— Paula, G; Bretnall, C; Smith, G 0:22.2 

Discus throw- -O'Neel, C; ALisselman, C; Harriott, G 117.1 ft. 

Pole vault — Bochinler, G; Renner, C; Parker, G 10 ft., 4 in. 

Shot put — Daubenberger, G; Hicks, G; Harriott, G 36 ft.. 10 in. 

High jump — Thompson, C ; O'Neel, C ; \'insel, (i ; Harriott, G ; tie for 1st. .5 ft., 4 in. 

]VL'Ie relay — Grinnell, (Winter, Evans, Richards, ^Nlinty) 3:37 

Two mile— Sechrist. G; Schell, C; Reece, G 10:35 

Javelin — Harriott, G; O'Neel, C; Parker. G 137.6 ft. 

Half mile relax — Cornell, (Lawrence, Thompson, Peterson, Bretnall) 1:36 

/ owa Conference Meet 

100 yard dash — Lewis, (Union) ; Bretnall ; Holt, (Coe) 0: 10 

Mile run — Burger, (Coe); Schell ; Pavlinec, (Coe) 4:37 j4 

120 high— Peterson ; Schlotterbeck, (Coe) ; O'Neel 0: 16 

440 yard dash — Frentress, (Coe) ; Peterson; Loftus, (Coe) 0: 52 

220 low — TuUar, (Coe); Lewis, (Union); Lawrence 0:26V5 

Half mile — Johnston, (Union) ; Brown, (Coe) ; Cole 1': 591/5 

220 yard dash— Bretnall ; Holt, (Coe); Lewis, (Union) 0:22 

Mile relay — Cornell ; Coe ; Union 3 : 32 

2 mile — Burger, (Coe); Preston, (Coe); Harris, (Coe)... 10:321/3 

Half mile relay — Coe ; Cornell ; Union ; Iowa Wesleyan 1 : 36 

Shot put — ^West, (Coe) ; Kennedy, (Union) ; Vennell, (Iowa Wesleyan) 37 ft., 7 in. 

Discus — West, (Coe) ; Musselman; Conn, (Dubuque) ...112 ft., 9 in. 

Javelin — Smith, (Dubuque) ; Longnecker, (Iowa Wesleyan) ; Zea 136 ft. 

Pole vault — Armstrong, (Dubuque); Candalaria, (Coe); Zea 10 ft., 6 in. 

High jump — Chambers, (Coe) ; Duke, (Dubuque) ; Helmbrecht, (Union) ; tie 

for first s 5 ft., 7 in. 

Broad jump — Duke, (Dubuque) ; Helmbrecht, (Union) ; Van Meter, (Coe). ...21 ft. 

Triangular M eet 

Cornell-Duhuque-State Teachers 

100 yard— Bretnall, C; Duke, D; Brown, ST 0: 10.3 

Mile — Schell, C ; Smith, C ; Bessemer, D 4.44.4 min. 

120 hurdles— Peterson, C; Hersey, ST; O'Neel, C 0: 16.2 

440 yard— Peterson, C; Methfessel, ST; Howell, C 0:53.2 

220 hurdles — Lawrence, C ; Hersey, S T ; Armstrong, D : 27.3 

Half mile — Cole, C; Anderson, C; Schell, C 2:06 

220 yard— Bretnall, C; Brown, ST; Hemphill, C - 22:4 

Mile relay — Cornell ; State Teachers 3 : 40.2 

2 mile — Day, C; Temple, C; Olander, C 11 : 11.4 

Half mile relay — Cornell; Dubuque; State Teachers 1:39.1 

Pole vault — Armstrong, D ; Andrews, S T; Renner, C 10 ft. 

Discus throw — ^^Musselman, C; O'Neel, C; Hersey, ST 110ft. 

High jump- -Thompson, C; Duke, D; O'Neel, C 5 ft., 3 in. 

Shot put — Hurlburt, C; Dobson, C; O'Neel, C 33 ft., 5 in. 

Broad jump — Duke, D; Thompson, C; Lawrence, C -.19 ft., 11}^ in. 

Javelin throw — Smith, D ; Armstrong, D ; Zea, C 148 ft. 

CornelVs Olympic Star 

The greatest honor that can come to a track athlete is to represent his native country 
at the Olympic Games. These games are held every four years, and only the best 
athletes in their respective countries are eligible to attend. Cornell proudly boasts of 
having an athlete of such high caliber in George S. Bretnall, who carried the United 
States' colors to the Olympic Games held at Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920. 

Bretnall runs the four-forty, "The devil's race". In the early part of the season 
his ambition was to run the quarter-mile in fifty-one seconds. "Skin" started the 
season by running the half-mile in 1 : 59 at the Drake Relays. Due to lack of sprint 
men, Bretnall ran the hundred and the two-twenty until the state meet. As a dark 
horse, he took the four-forty in 49% seconds, the fastest quarter ran in the state meet 
for thirteen years. He also placed fourth in the two-twenty yard dash. In the 
quarter-mile race at the Coe-Cornell Dual, Bretnall also showed up remarkably well. 

In the Western Conference Meet at Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bretnall gained further 
honors. Running a quarter in 49 seconds, he was only a few inches behind Emery of 
Illinois, who took first place in 48^. In the sectional tryouts at Chicago, "Bret" had 
little trouble in placing third, thus qualifying for the finals to be held at Harvard. At 
an Elks' program on the third of July, he won the special three hundred yard race, 
beating Emery of Illinois. 

Frank Shea, Ted Meredith, Emery, and Bretnall finished in the order named at the 
final tryouts for the American Olympic team. Emery of Illinois was the only college 
man to beat Bretnall in the quarter during the whole season. 

At the Olympic Games, Bretnall was third on the 1600 meter relay team, which 
took fourth place. At a meet held in London between the United States and the 
British Empire, Bretnall ran on the 1600 meter relay team which took second place. 

George is now back at Cornell for his last year, and he leads the track team of 1921. 
Cornell has a track captain who ranks among the foremost quarter-milers in the United 

Relay Teams 

At the Drake Relays, held April 21, 1920, Cornell was represented by 
two fast teams. In a close race, the two-mile team, which was composed 
of Cole, Schell, Bretnall, and Peterson, was nosed out of first place. 
Although Peterson broke the tape with his arm, the judges gave the de- 
cision to Wabash, who made the fast time of 8 minutes and 15 seconds. 
The mile team, composed of Anderson, Kepler, Thompson, and Law- 
rence, succeeded in placing third. 

The half-mile relay team, which ran in the meets, was only defeated 
twice. Lawrence, Thompson, Peterson, and Bretnall ran in the order 
named. The fastest time made by this team was 1 minute and 34 

The mile team, which also ran in the meets, came through the season 
without a defeat. Among their victims was the crack mile team from 
Coe, which won the college mile relay at Drake. The Coe team was 
twice defeated, the Purple and White runners covering the distance in 
3 minutes and 30 seconds. Hurlburt, Cole, Peterson, and Bretnall ran 
in the order named. 

On March 5, 1921, Cornell's crack two-mile relay team, which had 
formerly taken second at the Drake Relays, won first at the Illinois 
Indoor Relay Carnival held at Urbana, Illinois. Running in a match 
contest with Wabash, one of the fastest college teams in the middle 
west, Cornell won easily. Schell, Cole, Peterson, and Bretnall ran in 
the order named, and the latter broke the tape with over a two hundred 
yard lead. 

Varsity Cross Country Team 

TOP ROW: Temple. Schell, Corlette. 
BOTTOM ROW: Cole, Day, Erritt. 

The 1^20 cross country season was a decided success. About sixty men reported at 
the first of the season among whom were four C. C. men, Captain Schell, Corlette, 
Day, and Temple. Three times a week the men braved the cold weather, and by the 
time of the tryouts for the Iowa meet they were ready for the tough grind of four and 
seven-tenths miles. Cole took the tryouts in 27 : 02, followed closely by Erritt, Cor- 
lette, Temple, Yaw, and Day. 

The Iowa meet was staged in the rain, and road conditions were \ery bad. How- 
ever, the Purple and White came out on top with the score of 24 to 31. Ristine of 
Iowa covered the course in the fast time of 25: 35; Schell was a close second; Peder- 
man of Iowa, third ; followed by Day, Cole, Erritt, Corlette, and three Iowa men. 

On November 13 the team journeyed to Grinnell and under adverse conditions 
copped fourth place in the Missouri Valley Meet. The Purple and White runners 
fini.shed in the following order: Schell, Cole, Corlette, Day, and Temple. 

'I he Home Meet was held Homecoming Day, November 20. Erritt, Freshman, 
romped o\er the in 27: 18 for first place. 

Six men received the C. C. for this year's work: Schell, Day, Erritt, Corlette, 
'I eniplc, and Cole. 

M. Estelie Angier 

In the earl\' fall, almost immediately after registration, one could hear queries and 
wonderings from almost every corner of the campus about the women's new athletic 
instructor. It was not long, however, before all the girls realized that the new 
"coach" knew her job and was at work. 

Miss Angier deserves much credit for building up the department, primarily, by 
creating rivalry and interest in all the work. Her efficiency in her work and her 
personality ha\e helped to make \\omen's athletics a real part of e\ery Cornell girl's 

The Women's Athletic Association 



President Gladys Sherk 

Vice-President Frances Harvey 

Secretary Gladys Current 

Treasurer Mildred Court 

The Women's Athletic Association was reorganized in February of this year upon 
the standard basis for American collegiate associations. 

A large number of new members were admitted soon after the reorganization. Two 
delegates were sent to the triennial convention at Bloomington, Indiana, in March. 
Track and baseball played an important part in the program of spring athletics. The 
May Fete was produced very effectively. 

It is expected that next year the organization will place women's athletics in the 
front rank of Cornell activities. 

The Spring Fete 

The (jreek pageant was presented last spring on the 26th of ]\Iarch, 1920. The 
opening scene of the pageant was a festal day. Diana and her huntresses were in the 
foreground until the blowing of a horn called them away. 

The story ran as follows: King Nesta, the son of Eos, killed Diana's fa\orite bird, 
and Diana demanded the king's death in return. The people went to Eos' temple to 
pray for intervention ; while they were there, praying, Diana brought in the king. 
Suddenly Eos, clothed in the colors of the dawn, sprang from the temple to save her 
son. 'Jliere was much rejoicing because the king was saved, but it w as quieted when 
Eos entered tlie temple and darkness fell. 

Advanced Hockey Team ( Class Champions ) 

TOP ROW (left to rislit): Toik. .idrdiin, Averv, Bra<llev, Reeve. 
MIDDLE ROW: Lee. Mishler, Kidder, Kenredv. 
BOTTOM ROW: Crowell, Wales, Everman, Merwiii. 

The 1920 Hockey Season 

Hockey in 1920 created more rivalry and pep than has been generated for some 
time. Girls' sports seemed to have won a definite place in college life, at least during 
the hockey season. Interest ran high, and the competition brought out so many play- 
ers that it w^as very difficult to choose the various teams. 

The players w^ere chosen according to class. Juniors and Seniors uniting to form the 
advanced team, while the Freshmen and the Sophomores supported teams of their 
own. The tournament was won by the combined force of the upper-classmen, but 
they encountered real opposition in the underclass teams. 

Advanced Basketball Team ( Class Champions ) 

TOP ROW (left to right): Arbingast, Mishler, Cork, Harris. 
MIDDLE ROW: Cottingham, Milne, Jordan, Lee, Wilcox. 
BOTTOM ROW: Kennedy, Avery, Sturdevant. 

Basketball 1920-21 

The 1921 basketball tournament resulted in the victory of the advanced team, al- 
though the contest was hy no means one-sided. Considerable interest was aroused by 
the various games, and, indeed, the whole season marched along with an accompanying 
spirit of cooperation and college support similar to that of the fall athletics. 

As the new "gym" rules do not require basketball for credit, every girl who "tried 
out" played because of a real love for the sport. Thus the quality of the material was 
probably superior to what it might have been had basketball been a part of the re- 
quired curriculum. 

The future of girls' basketball at Cornell is a promising one. We are looking for- 
ward to real conquests in the next few years. Perhaps even intercollegiate games may 
soon become a part of girls' basketball at Cornell. 

spring Awards for 1920 

Freshinan Class C's 
Faye Baldwin Elva Madden 

Eleanor Bosserman Isabelle Sones 

Charlotte Carpenter Lillian Wilcox 

Vera Cates Caroline Witzigman 

Harriett Hoover Helen Bresee 

Fern McNeil Marcella Quick 

Mary Plummer Margaret Carhart 

Gladys Sherk Elsie Koberg 

Junior Class C's 
Genevra Sturdevant Bess Kennedy 

Sophomore Class C's 

Ruth Johnson 
Frances Harvey 
Senior Swiiruning C's 
Eleanor Stallard 
Junior Swijinning C's 
Helen Mishler 
Sophomore Sivimming C's 

Ruth Larson 

Flora Lee 
Varsity C's 

Ruth Heald 

Rose Tallman 

Geraldine Hughes 
Grace Tippet 
Ruth Mollison 
Margaret Ward 

Frances Skarshaug 

Ora Rogers 
Marjorie Hughes 
Mary Clemens 
Kate Clemens 


Eleanor Hicks 

Frances Harvey 

Stella Rigby 
Helen Bresee 
Kate Clemens 

Ruth Jordan 

Freshman Tennis C's 

Alice Green 

Sophomore Tennis C's 

Ruth Larson 

Varsity Tennis C's 
Frances Harvey 
Freshman Swimming C's 

Gladys Sherk 
Daphne Shafer 
Eva Coffman 

The 1920 Tennis Season 

Last spring tennis was unusually popular among the girls. Each class sent out a 
large amount of good material. Rivalry caused interest and enthusiasm to run un- 
usually high. Miss Eleanor Hicks was champion of the Freshman class, and Miss 
Frances Harvey represented the Juniors. After a hard fought battle between these 
two Miss Harvey was victorious. 

The ability of Miss Harvey was also shown at Lake Geneva, where she won the 
championship of the Conference by defeating girls from all the colleges and univer- 
sities of the middle west. 


The annual swimming meet was held near the close of the 1919-20 school year. 
Each girl who wished credit in this department was required to swim the length of the 
pool. Then the different classes united their talent and staged the following stunts: 
Plain diving. 
' High diving. 

Backward diving. 

L nder-water swimming. 


Relay races. 

Pied Piper and Rats — High School. 

Old Fashioned Swimming Pool — Sophomores. 

Huckleberry Finn — Advanced Classes. 



Founded 1858 

Fall term Alan Gowans 

Winter term . . . . . James Olson 


Fred McKee, O'Neal Mason, Craig Overholser, 
James Olson, Reed Morse. 

Alan Gowans, Tom Kepler, Harold Dee, James 

Berton Hogle, Clark Galloway, Kenneth Dan- 
skin, Glenn Browning, Melvin Nichols. 

RussEL Cole, Harry Hudelson, Clarence Holm, 
Lowell Henshaw. 

Warren McKune, Andres Jensen, Louis Maxwell, 
Cephas Miller, Merril Dryden. 

Nathan Williams, Paul Dee, Payson Peterson, 
Melvin Lakey, Raleigh Gatewood, Wesley 

Myron Arbuckle, Robert Noble, Newell Fishel, 
Harlan Betts, Leo Chapman, Hale Haven. 


Founded 1858 

Fall term 
Winter term 

Ruby Wasser 
. LuELLA Rich 


Ruth Jordan, Wilma Hann, Laura Everett, Doris 

Bess Kennedy, Ruby Wasser, Forestine Devine, 
Kate Skinner, Luella Rich. 

Alta Neff, Helen Bede, Dorothy Arbingast, 
Naomi Henkle. 

Caroline Witzigman, Wacil Turner, Jessie Mc- 
Kay, Ruth Robe, Mary Ann Darrah. 

Helen Bresee, Lai'ra Swenson, Freda Tiedens, 
Althea Wales. 

Ida Jane Reeder, Fern McNeil, Lucia Miller, 
Margaret Mason, Betha Powers. 

Margaret Carhart, Mabel Campbell, Rose Ferris, 
Ruth Kidder. 

Faye Baldwin, Darlene Barker, Mildred Court, 
Maude Beaman, Theo Darling. 


Founded 1853 

Fall term Percy Edwards 


Percy Edwards, Franklin O'Neel. 

Edward Spurgeon, Edgar Hoff, Stanley Klaus. 

Stanley Wilcox, Wesley Trieschman. 


Founded 1872 

Fall term .... Frances Harvey 
Winter term . Gexevra Sturdevant 


Agnes Johnson, Elizabeth Ash, Dorothy Smedley, 
Alice Cork. 

Gladys Bradley, Mildred Carson, Caroline Helm- 
ing, P^RANCES Harvey, Helen Durno. 

Dorothy Hel?iIing, Ruth Ella Petty, Lillian Wil- 
cox, Harriet Hoover. 

Gladys Current, Helen Stone, AIary Rogers, 
Genevra Sturdevant, Eleanor Bosserman. 

Martha Lahman, Margaret Wagner, IMary 
Clemans, Elinor Buman. 

/ rving 

Founded 1888 

Fall term Bertram Hayes 


Fred Birchard, Ora Mohn, Ellsworth Lory. 
David Ash, Kenneth ]\'Ioney, Bertram Hayes. 


Founded 1917 

Fall term .... Myrtle Keener 
Spring term . . ^Madeline Parmenter 


Myrtle Keener, Leafy Yard, Frances Hipple, 
Doris Valentine. 

Gladys Sherk, Sena Anderson, Flora Lee, Eula 
Downer, Vera Gates. 

Lois Wheeler, Eva Carvey, Gertrude Pfeiffer, 
Dorothy Puffer. 

Stella Rigby, Eva Gilbert, Myrtle Burrows, Lulu 
Jeffers, Velma Plank. 

Madeline Parmenter, Mina Day, Pauline Stoner, 
Eva Lu Werling. 


Founded 1871 

Fall term Clair Lahman 

Winter term .... Merlin Sonls 


Stanley Howard, Merlin Sones, Dwight Winden- 
BERG, Elmer Olander. 

Harry Carr, Clifford Millen, Day Newsoai, Ray- 
AroND Houston, Carl Allen. 

Harris Dickey, Lee DuBridge, Sherman Shaffer, 
Erroll Miller. 

Glenn Sones, George Dunham, Homer Codding- 
TON, Forest Milliken. 

Glenn Aspinwall, Glenn Giddings, Harold Ballz, 
Donald Corlett, George Whittaker. 

WiNTHROP Olmstead, Lyle Pippert, Arthur Cook, 
Arthur Dainierow. 


Founded 1901 

Fall term Doris Koht 

Winter term .... Helen Kruse 


Doris Koht, Marion Barnes, Florence Cooper, 
Gladys Avery. 

Betty Cottingham, Isabel Scroggie, Stella 

Hazel Bennett, Elva Hill, Darlene Wolcott, 
Helen Kruse. 

Vera Phelps, Mildred Stahl, Esther Hall. . 

Ariel Merritt, Ruth Potter, Mary Plummer, 
Elsie Koberg. 

Dorothy Scroggie, Helen Arnold, Thelma 

Clara Belle Wilson, Eleanora Soule^ Bessie 
Reitzel, Wilma Klaiss. 

IsABELLE Sones, Alice Green, Helen Peck, Emily 
Wolf, Velva Hansuld. 


Founded 1912 
Preside fits 

Fall term .... Joseph Clevelaxd 
Winter term . . . Herbert Temple 


JoHX Pecht, Carl Spangler, Herbert Chenoweth, 
Herbert Temple, Oscar Anderson. 

Glexn Rouse, Riley Richardson, Walter Averill. 

Harold Davis, Theron E!rickson, Enji Tsukasaki, 
Joseph Cleveland. 

Fred Foster, Lawrence Swanson, Harry Bonze. 

Homer Fries, Arthur Hemphill, William Eld- 
ridge, Glenn Jones. 

Glenn Carlson, Lowell Cra?vier, Phillip Paxson, 
Ivan Schultz, Ronald Scantlebury. 

Founded 1914 
Presiden ts 

Fall term .... Helen Mishler 
Winter term .... Helen Pierce 


Elnora Griffith, Clara Farnuini, Letha Dauben- 
DiCK, Irene Everman. 

Alison Gowans, Helen Mishler, Helen Pierce, 
CoRiNNE Keilman, Agnes Wilson. 

Gladys Shadduck, Pauline Roach, Elizabeth 
Annis, Mildred Coniniey. 

Bessie McNeil, Wilma Wilcox, Marion Menold, 
Cena Johannesen, Gladys Wilder. 

EuLA Clark, Ruby Lent, Mercie Heise, Isabel 

Ruth Ho, Mildred Gale, Ruth Wilson, Carol 
Chen, Oral Lent. 

Ruth Eveland, Olivene Hahn, Mitylene Newton, 
Velma Scott. 

Mildred Davidson, Pearl Fear, Margaret David- 
son, Helen Whitnell, Lenore Seydel. 


Founded 1877 

Fall term William Moore 

Winter term . . . Maynard Schell 

William Moore, Kenneth Smith, Harold Mc- 

Charles Christiansen, Charles Malone. 

George Bretnall, IVIaynard Schell, Glenn Fish- 

James Ensign, Albion Tav^enner. 

Harold Bruce, Harold Oleson, Boyd Thompson. 

George Gardiner, Selmar Storby. 

Leslie Yaw, Stephen Sergeant, Warren Bieber. 

Frank Day, Marshall Cheever. 


Founded 1888 
Preside 71 ts 

Fall term Mary Tallman 

Winter term . . . Katherine Moses 


Rose Tallman, Olive Bryant, Mary Tallinian, 
Elma Kidder, Dorothy Bateman. 

Eleanor Hicks, Florence Tennant, Bessie Bowers, 
Frances Crowell, Gail Milne, Grace Voss. 

Waneta Keve, Joyce Harris, Jeanette Ferris, 
Katherine Moses, Alma Lacock. 

Dena Kreager, Maree Peterson, Ona Kating, 
Alice Reeve, Charlotte Cobb, Mabelle Eddy. 

Gladys Boston, Edith Evans, Lucy Ferguson, 
Helen Robbins, Alice Eddy. 

Edith Grether, Isabel Fry, Edith Laucamp, Eliza- 
beth Stevens, Charlotte Carpenter, Bernice 

Beatrice Davidson, Isabel Mayne, Lora Timmons, 
Hortense Mayne, Melitha Sanderson. 

Grace McCreedy, Margaret Merwin, Mary My- 
ers, Carrie Grote, Lucy Swindell, Laura 

Freshman M en's Literary Society 

' Founded 1920 
Preside fit 

Fall term . . . Maurice Hartung 

Roland Grant, Harold Bolton, William Tan, 
Lloyd Taylor, Raymond McConnell. 

James Robinson, Dayton Niehaus, Buell Max- 
well, Earl Scherf. 

Myron Hartley, Howard IVLathews, Frielie Cona- 
WAY, Carl Kirwin, Fred Kleemeier. 

Donald Knight, Hobart Walker, Maurice Hart- 
ung, William Chapman. 

Herbert Owens, Willard Hunter, Charles Rob- 
erts, Jim Moore, Harold Henkle. 

Samuel Beers, Clarence Oleson, Lester Laidig, 
Homer Hale, Howard Hartman, Donald Bru- 


Walden Hilmer, Flavel Bunnell, Leonard Bieber, 
Winnie Nicholas, Lawrence Kindred, Neal 
Parch ER. 


(Freshman Women) 

Founded 1920 

Fall term . . . Gertrude Stillwell 

MiNA Loveless, Viola Schwieger, Ruth Baker, 
Helen M. Peck, Gertrude Penn, Harriett 
HoGLE, Bernice Howard, Lucile Peckham. 

Elsie Schlue, Alberta Stoffel, Ethel McCon- 
nelee, Leila Lintner, Jeanette Braun, Ber- 
nice Bertram, Helena Wilcox. 

Pretoria Garver, Wilma Manly, Mildred Jordan, 
Beatrice Krogh, Katherine Musselman, 
Merna Fountain, Mervyn Ellis, Sara Lou 

Katherine Irvine, Helen Hoy, Leila Kirlin, 
Frances Snyder, Frances Daniels, Goldia 
Long, Opal Munger. 

Elizabeth Morris, Rosanna Sv^^enson, Lucile La- 
cock, Vivian Dyke, Mary Keister, Hettie 
Belle Travis, Margaret Belknap, Edith H. 

Nellie Greison, Isabelle Groomes, May Virden, 
Nellie Ellis, Lillian Raper. Ruth Moore, 
Constance Loe. 

Mabel Hartney, Ruth Horner, Hasol Rickey, 
Alma Rue, Ruby Ritter, Lora Conn, Ruth 
Kegley, Gertrude Stillwell. 

Ina Thompson, LaDonna Corns, Marjorie Davis, 
RoBiE Sargent, Jane Smith, Florence Stimp- 
soN, Crystal Munger. 

Evelyn Bretnall, Jessie Rague, Viola Lathe, Elza 
Pippert, Mildred Dice, Etta Hiler, Viola 
Bryson, Grace Ridenour. 

The Society Year 

During the year of 1920-21 Cornell has rested from the stress and struggle of 
society competition. The opening months of the school year did not see the usual signs 
of the rusher's activities. No eager upperclassmen buttonholed the attractive candi- 
dates in hall and classroom. Epidemics of homesickness spread through the new class, 
but the usual division of allegiance did not occur. 

Due to this trial of Sophomore rushing the Freshmen saw none of the unusual sights 
which jiroclaim the arrival of initiation on a busy campus. 1 he foimtaiii which was 
former!}' the center of initiation acti\ities no longer saw the meeting of the Philo 
SaKation Army, or the signals of Miltonian "cops" directing the campus trafHc. Xo 
more Adeljihian worshipiiers gathered around the fountain and performed Oriental 
(lesotions. Rust accumulated on the wheels of the Farm baby buggies and the Zet 
w heelbarrow taxis. 

^ et in spite of tin- absence ot these outward signs, inacti\ ity was not entirely char- 
acteristic of societN lite. The iiewly-tormed l'"reshman organizations adequately ful- 
filled their function. Societ\ pla\s were well attended. Closed door meetings were 
regular occurrences in man\ societies. 

It has been a ipiiet season, but not an inacti\e one. 

Triangle Inter-Collegiate Debate 

March 11, 1921 
Cornell vs. Carleton at Mount Vernon 


Resolved: That the Esch-Cummins plan is a desirable solution of the railroad problem. 

Cornell J A ffirmative Carleton, Negative 

Glenn Fishbaugher Charles Howard 

Charles Christiansen H. Phillips Constans 

Percy Edwards Arthur \l. Whitmorf 

Decision : Cornell 2, Carleton 1 . 

Triangle Inter-Collegiate Debate 

March 11, 1921 
Cornell vs. Grinnell at Grinnell 


Resolved: That the Esch-Cuniniins plan is a desirable solution of the railroad problem. 

Cornell , Nc(/(itive (iri/i/iell . A ffinitative 

Fraxk Hunt AVu.i.ia.m 

Glenn Sones Carlos Rowlinson 

Harry Banze Axgl s McDonald 

Decision: Cornell 2, (irinnell 1 

WomerCs Dual Inter-Collegiate Debate 

May 16, 1921 
Cornell vs. Iowa State Teachers at ]\Iount Vernon 


Resolved: That the employees of industrial corporations, as such, should be per- 
mitted to select at least one-third of the members of the board of directors. 

Cornell, Affirmative 
Jessie McKay 
Frances Crowell 
Ruby Wasser 

Women's Dual Inter-Collegiate Debate 

May 16, 1921 
Cornell vs. Iowa State Teachers at Cedar Falls 


Resolved: That the employees of industrial corporations, as such, should be per- 
mitted to select at least one-third of the members of the board of directors. 

Cornell, iS egative 
Doris Koht 
Mildred Court 
Vera Cates 

Men's Glee Club 

Ottis E. Patton, Director 

First Tenors 
Lee Potter 
Craig Overholser 
George Whittaker 

Second Tenors 

Arlando Baldwin 
Harold Ballz 
Harry Carr 
Erroll Miller 

First Bassos 

Clark Galloway 
Frank Hunt 
Gilbert Henninc 
Day Newsom 

Second Bassos 

Ralph Deardorf 
Merrill Dryden 
Lawrence Kindred 
Sherman Shaffer 

Men's Glee Club Tour of 1920 

The eighteenth Annual Spring Concert Tour of the Glen's Glee 
Club, which took place in 1920, was a great success. Business ^Manager 
Musselman arranged a trip through Illinois and eastern Iowa, which 
included Prophetstown, Illinois, where "Percy and Hercy" failed to 
register in their song hits. 

At Sterling, Illinois, the Club was welcomed at a Cornell banquet, 
and the debaters in the Club made good in their afteer-dinner speeches. 
At Polo, Illinois, a slot machine in the hotel was the high spot of at- 
traction. The High School at Lanark was next to take the Club. The 
last concert in the Sucker State was given at Freeport, where a packed 
house insisted on hearing every number and encore. 

The Club put up at the hotel at Muscatine, but the Button Workers' 
Union furnished the entertainment. A sacred concert was given at 
Davenport, then Clinton was next. The jazz orchestra which had been 
so successful everywhere else was not so well received here. 

Four short concert trips were taken during the spring to Marion, 
Springville, Blairstown, and to Killian's at Cedar Rapids. Much credit 
for the success of the season is due to Professor Patton, Professor Huff- 
man, and Business Manager Musselman. 

^1 cr>x - 

Girls* Glee Club 

Miss Annie Pierce, Director 

First Soprano 

Alice Eddy 
Mable S. Hartney 
Ruth Kidder 
Fern McNeil 

Helena L. Wilcox 

Catherine Musselman 
Alta Neff 
Velma Plank 
Alberta Stoffel 

Second Soprano 
Eleanor C. Bosserman 
Margaret Carhart 
Louise Elfrink 

First Alto 

Mabelle Eddy 
Laurene Kepler 

Florence Tennant 
Second Alto 

Maude E. Beaman 
Betty Cottingham 

Naomi Henkle, Accompanist 

Alice E. Heald 
Frances Hipple 
Helen Robbins 


Helen E. Stone 

Alice M. Green 
Lois E. Wheeler 

The Girls' Glee Club Trip of 1920 


Wednesday — Glad to be through with books for awhile. We left ]\Iount Vernon on 
the noon train. Looked like a traveling sewing bee as we had to make our stunt 
costumes while en route to Toledo. In spite of the usual opening night rain we had 
a very good crowd. 

Thursday — And still it rained. Early morning train late. \Vhen it did come the 
train crew happened to be accommodating or two of us \\ould have been left. 
'"Betty" and Velva talked to one man so effectively that he forgot to get off at Gold- 
field and had to walk back. The old Cornelliars teaching here treated us royally. 
In spite of the fact that the rain changed to a blizzard a good audience came out 

Friday — We shopped during the morning and then went to Renwick where we draped 
ourselves around the Post Office and Hotel most of the afternoon. The quartette 
made a big hit here. 

Saturday — An appreciative crowd were at the depot to see us off. W^e went back to 
Lu Verne, where we ate dinner and entertained ourselves until the train left for 
Britt. Arrived in Britt we put up at the Allison Hotel for the week-end. 

Sunday — Shines, fortune-telling, letter writing, and trips to the Post Office and the 
Alcove occupied most of our time. We gave a sacred concert in the evening with 
good success considering the fact that we had no previous preparation. 

Monday — Our 6:30 A. M. train left at 10:30 A. M., so no one was left behind. 
We finally reached Algona in time for dinner. We were driven around in cars and 
had a fine time and a reception. Naomi played the pipe organ for a specialist from 

Tuesday — At Independence. We visited tlie asylinn here, of course. No one was 
absent at roil call later in the day. An appreciative crowd greeted us here. 

Wednesday — Mason City was our destination this time. Tlie Men's Ciiee Club from 
Coe was here at the same time, and a number of our girls decided that Coe wasn't 
so bad after all. 

7'//«/"Ay/rtv — i lonie again. .After sucii a good time and so successful a trip it's not 
going to be easy to start studying again. 


Horace A. Miller Conductor 

Albion Tavenner President 

Florence Goddard Secretary 

Gordon Mosby Treasurer 


First Violin I'iola Flute 

Dorothy Helming Ariel Merritt 

Julia Seiler Shaw Arbuckle Margaret Merwin 

Lucy Moody Boyd ti c ^/ • . 

Ruth Silvius Clarinet 

Nellie L. Richardson ^ Richardson 

Eleanor Current Piano Mel.tha A. Sanderson 

Frieda Tiedens Helen Little ^ / n 

T Ti rrencli Horn 
Lois Brown 

Drums Glenn Carlson 

e , jr Raymond McConnell Arthur Hemphill 
second Violin 

^ I, Cornet 

Cello „ 

Edith Laucamp ^ ^ PROf. John M. Bridgham 

Florence Goddard a-„„„^,- ^^„o„,. 

Francis McKay ^ Gordon Mosb\ 

Marshall Cheever 

Eleanor Hicks Trombones 

Marion Barnes Double Bass Albion Tavenner 

Mary Clemens Mrs. Luella Miller Herman O'May" 

Edgar Hoff Maurice Hartunc Roland Grant 

Cornell College Orchestra 

Fifteenth Annual Concert Tour 
IVIarch, 1920 


La Reine de Saba — ]\Iarche et Cortege . •. Ch. Gounod 

Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 Beethoven 

Andante Cantabile con moto 

Adagio — Allegro molto e vivace 

Trombone Solo — "Toreador Song" from "Carmen" Bizet 

Albion Tavenner 

Reading- -An Italian's View of the Labor Question Joe Kerr 

Dorothy Bateman 

Adoration Felix Borouski 

Hungarian Dances No. 1 and 2 Joh. Brahms 

Vocal Solo — 

My Laddie W. A. Thayer 

Don't Come in, Sir, Please Cyril Scott 

Ruth Heald 

Le Coucou (The Cuckoo) Arensky 

Prelude GJazounoiu 

The Mill Adolf Jensen 

Violin Solo — Serenade, from the Ballet "Les Millions d'Arlequin" . Drigo-A uer 

Julia Seiler Shaw 

"Oberon," Overture Weber 


Center Point Rockford 

Hazleton Hampton 

Sumner Waterloo 

Greene Vinton 

Cedar Rapids 

Cornell Oratory Society 

Mr. Frank H. Shaw 



Gilbert Henning . . 



Carrie Grote 

MiNA Loveless 

Thelma Scherger 

Helen Arnold 

Frances Hipple 

Catherine Musselman 

Eleanora Soule 

Margaret Belknap 

Mable Hartney 

Esther Maltby 

Alberta Stoffel 

Gladys Boston 

Ruth Horner 

Edith Miller 

Rose Tallman 

Florence Cooper 

Cena Johannesen 

Ruth Moore 

Helena Wilcox 

Eleanor Bosserman 

Ruth Kidder 

Opal Munger 

Helen Waln 

Beatrice Davison 

Elsie Koberg 

Alta Neff 

Blanche Wiley 

Emma Dorman 

Ona Rating 

Maree Peterson 

Hazel Lawyer 

Alice Eddy 

RoMAiNE Kepler 

Velma Plank 

Rose Ferris 

Nellie Ellis 

Ruth Kegley 

Hallie Peet 

Fern McNeil 

Mervyn Ellis 

Edna Kline 

Erma Rigby 

Ruth Robb 

Lucy Ferguson 

Beatrice Krogh 

Ivy Rice 

WiLMA Manly 

Edith Grether 

Ruby Lent 

Elizabeth Stevens 

Mildred Carson 

Mildred Gale 

Helen Little 

Elsie Schlue 

Mildred Azeltine 
Elizabeth Ash 
Mrs. J. Brown 
Lois Brown 
Maude Beaman 
Betty Cottingham 
Laura Conn 
Vera Cates 
EuLA Clark 
Letha Daubendick 

Frielie Conaway 
J. R. Grant 
Lee Potter 
Harry Carr 

w. a. averill 
James Ash 
F. D. Birchard 
Homer Coudington 
John Coulson 
Herbert Chenoweth 
Arthur Cook 

Alice Day 
Mabelle Eddy 
Louise Elfrink 
Jeanette Ferris 
Naomi Henkle 
Alice Heald 
Laurene Kepler 
Leila Kirlin 
Isabel Mayne 

Erroll Miller 
George Whittaker 
Harold Ballz 

Glenn Coleman 
William Chapman 
Lee DuBridge 
Thomas Haines 
Gilbert Henning 
Lawrence Kindred 
Merrill Dryden 


Frances McKay 
Winifred Mayne 
Crystal Munger 
Stella Rigby 
Alice Reeve 
Helen Robbins 
Hazel Snyder 
Helen Stone 
Blanche Scott 


Craig Overholser 
Donald Brubaker 
Melvin Lakey 


Day Newsom 
Dayton Niehaus 
Harold Oleson 
Clarence Oleson 
Sherman Shaffer 
Lawrence Swanson 

Doris Valentine 
Lillian Smith 
Isabel Sones 
Madeline Parmenter 
Alice Green 
Florence Tennant 
Lois Wheeler 
Frances Snyder 
Frances Agnew 
Viola Bryson 

Robert Holmes 
Fred McKee 
Arlando Baldwin 
Mr. Patton 

Ivan Schultz 
C. H. Galloway 
Glenn Giddings 
Frank Hunt 
Ralph Deardorf 
Lowell Cramer 
John Sherk 

The Cornell College Band 

Spurgeon, Oleson. Ma\:ch. 
Mosby. Chapman, Cleveland, Prof. Bridgham. 
Hemphill. Carlson. Srhrltz. Allen, l)r\flen. 
Weber. Hale, Beers, Kindred, O'Ma.v, 'I'avenner, Grant, Bruce. 

Through the efforts of Professor Bridgham, Cornell has a band this year of which 
she can be very proud. The band has appeared at everything from pep meetings and 
athletic contests to the Sar.s Souci, and has always added a great deal to these varied 
occasions. Not only to Professor Bridgham, but to the members, each one of whom 
has given up some personal pleasure to help keep up the spirit of the school in this way, 
has the success of the band been due. Many of the athletic \ ictories which ha\ e come 
to Cornell this \'ear and which will come in the future, ma\ be attributed partly to the 
excellent work of the College Bantl. 

TOP ROW: DuBridge, Browning, Danskin, Hogle, Belts. 
BOTTOM ROW — Temple, Allen, Sones, Anderson. 

The vear 1920-21 will be remembered as a successful one for the Cornell Y. M. 
C. A. Under the leadership of "Slav" Allen and a loyal cabinet it has really accom- 
plished something. 

An all-college stag at the gym. served to show the freshmen that the Y. M. was on 
the campus. The revival of the old-time freshman joints and the loyal support of the 
Thursday night meetings by the upper classmen have been other features that gave the 
"Y" a good send-off. About the middle of October a successful financial drive for 
$360 for the year's budget was staged as well as a successful membership campaign. 

1 here have been a number of big features of the year's work which can only be 
mentioned. Among these are the socials and stags that have been held, the large num- 
ber of gospel teams that have been sent out, and the chess and checker tournament held 
in the new "Y" room in Main Hall. 

But the climax of the year's activities was the Stitt \Vilson campaign of religious 
education held the first week in March. It was toward this series of meetings that the 
prayers and work of the officers were directed. How great the results will be cannot 
yet be estimated. But if Stitt Wilson has succeeded in bringing to the student body as 
a whole as well as to many individuals a fuller concept of the Christian life of service, 
the aim of the Y. M. and Y. \V. in bringing him here will have been accomplished. 

Mabelle Eddy President 

Grace Voss Vice-President 

Bernice Erickson . . . . ' Secretary 

Doris Valentine Treasurer 

Florence Tennant . Financial 

Frances Hipple Religious Work 

Doris Koht World Fellowship 

Dorothy Smedley Publicity 

Frances Harvey Undergraduate Representative 

Oral Lent Social Service 

Jessie McKay Social 

This year Freshman Joints were inaugurated once again and gave to the Freshman 
class a unity and esprit de corps which they have not had, perhaps, since these joints 
were in vogue a few years ago. 

Thanks to the cooperation of the girls and of the College, we now have a Y. W. 
room of which we can be proud ; newly decorated walls and floor refinished, a complete 
set of wicker furniture, a mirror, and a beautiful hand painting by Professor Mills all 
contribute to its comfort and charm. 

On a proposed budget of $2100, we secured a total of $1600, and we believe that 
with the probable shrinkage in estimates and the balance still to be secured, we will be 
able to close the year in good business condition. $1000 we will send to our College in 
Foochow, China; $350 will go toward the expenses of a Chinese student at Cornell; 
and $90 will help pay the expenses of our Lake Geneva Student Conference delegates ; 
and the remainder divided up among the various committees for our own work. 

Splendid enthusiasm has been shown by the high school girls in their Association 
which was started this year also. 

We have had a number of joint Y. M. and Y. W. get-togethers, and hope for more 
in the future. We hope and believe the Y. W. C. A. has filled a real need at Cornell 
this year. 

The Student Volunteer Band 

"The Evangelization of the World in this Generation," which was the motto of the 
Student Volunteer Convention at Des Moines last year has been adopted as a standard 
for the group of volunteers at Cornell. 

Although the end of the year 1919-20 meant the loss of a large percentage of the 
membership, those who were left have succeeded in doubling their number. The reg- 
ular weekly meetings held at the home of Professor McGaw have been the center of 
interest for those contemplating foreign service. 

The Band has been especially fortunate in having in their midst a large representa- 
tion from distant countries. These members have made the appeal for help more vital, 
and the realization of the completion of the task more possible. 

Bessie Bowers 
Mr. Ding 
Mildred Gale 
A. K. Jensen' 
Miss Kleimer 
Harold McIl\.\y 
ivak schultz 
William Tak 
Le»fv Yard 

Gladys Avery 
Carrol Chen 
Mabelle Eddy 
Eva CJilbert 
Saralou Jordan 
Sakae Matsuchuta 
Ella Pratt 
Merlin Sones 
Jose Valencia 


Ruth Baker 
Letha Daubendick 
Pearl Fear 
Ruth Ho 
Myrtle. Keener 
Mrs. Miller 
Stella Rigby 
Enji Tsuk.asaki 
May \'irden 

The Home Service Association 


Vera Gates President 

R. E. ScANTLEBURY Vice-President 

Ruth Eveland Secretary 

The organization was formed last fall by a group of students who were enthusiastic 
about home missions, at the suggestion of Dr. Helms. The group, small at first, set 
their membership goal at tWrty and have now nearly reached this mark. 

The purpose of the organization is to afford a chance for those interested in. any 
form of home missionary work to get together and study the different fields, thus help- 
ing them to find the life work best suited to them. It also helps to hold up the morale 
of the group, and it is hoped that in years to come it will help those who come here 
interested in this type of work to keep in touch with the things that are being done 
along these lines, and with the problems which are constantly arising. Thus, ever 
conscious of the need, these students will accept some form of this work as their life 


Gladys Avery President 

Florence Tennant Vice-President 

Frances Harvey . Secretary 

Grace Voss Treasurer 

Stella Plaehn Social Chairman 

The W. S. G. A., with the cooperation of the \Vonien's Administrative Committee, 
has been very successful this year in coping with the campus problems of the girls. 1 he 
W. A. C, made up of the deans, one from each district, has taken the place of one 
dean of women. 

The W. S. (.]. A. gave the annual Pal picnic in the fall, and a little later came the 
Pilgrimage by which the traditions of Cornell were made known to the Freshmen. 

The girls look forward with eagerness to the Ciirls' (irex which takes place each 
spring. There will be se\eral vocational conterences this year. 

The excellence of Cornell's organization has been proven by the fact that it has 
belonged to the ^Vestern Inter-Collegiate Association for AVomen's Self-Government 
for two years. 


Clark Galloway Editor-in-Chief 

Craig Overholser ... ... Assistant Editor 

Lowell Henshaw Business Manager 

James Olson Circulation Manager 

The first paper published by the Cornell students was The Collegian, a monthly, 
which made its initial appearance on the campus October 1, 1869, published by two of 
the literary societies. In these papers such articles as "A Discussion of the Freedom of 
the Will", and essays on Dante and Milton were featured. In April, 1879, The Cor- 
nell Graphic, put out by two of the other societies, was first published. In June, 1880, 
these consolidated under the name of The Cornellian , which was put out jointly by all 
the societies. 

On April 18, 1890, The Breeze, a semi-weekly on the order of the present Cornel- 
lian, was started by a group of students. The number of September 18, 1895, an- 
nounced the consolidation of these two papers, the new paper to be called The Cor- 
nellian Breeze, with a semi-weekly publication, and on January 8, 1896, the name was 
again changed to the Cornellian and has so remained since then. Some time later The 
Cornellian passed from the control of the societies into private ownership. Last year 
the College took it over and now runs it, paying the men who are on the staff fixed 

The Cornellian this year has been a decided success both editorially and financially. 
An excellent staff aided by the members of the Journalism class, who have used The 
Cornellian as a laboratory have given this paper high rank among the college papers of 
the state. The paper is a booster for Cornell and is a source of news for all Cornel- 
lians, new and old. 

The Masonic Club 

Founded 1920 


S. L. Chandler R. E. Himstead 

W. E. Slaght C. W. Flint 

H. A. Miller S. W. Fikger 

F. H. Shaw E. A. Ristine 


C. E. Holm 
K. L. Daxskin 
X. R. Gatewood 
L. S. Henshaw 
A. K. Jensen 

Homer Coddington 
M. M. Dryden 
O. W. Lawrence 
H. J. Joy 
Donald Corlette 


The Illinois Club 


WiNTHROP Olmsted President 

Helen Stone Vice-President 

Grace McCreedy Secretary 

Herbert Sagle Treasurer 

The Illinois Club saw action this year — five social engagements and one pose for the 
photographer. If a Cornell student isn't from Iowa or any of the other states you 
may be sure he is from Illinois. Our group includes about seventy-five lUinoisans 
several of whom are prominent faculty members. One of the favorite occupations of 
the Club members during vacation is to boost for Cornell. The present crowd is the 
result of the past, the future will speak for the present. 

"We're the girls, we're the boys. 
We're the kids from Illinois" — That's us! 

The 1922 Royal Purple Staff 

Editor-in-Chief Clifford Millen 

Assistant Editor .... Lowell Henshaw 

Business Manager Merril Dryden 

Art Editor Agnes Johnson 

Literary Editor Frances Harvey 

Men's Athletics Russel Cole 

Women's Athletics .... Florence Tennant 
Organizations Rayaiond Houston 


In appreciation of the aid and interest which has made possible the publication of 
the 1922 Royal Purple, the management wishes to thank: 

The Staff, for their cooperation and willing service. 

President Flint, for the grant of an office, and for other favors. 

Professors O. H. Smith and Clyde Tull, for valuable suggestions which they have 

Our advertisers, for their patronage, without which this book would never have 
been published. 

Craig Overholser, Herbert Owens, "Steve" Sargent, Vernon Vance, and Riley 
Richardson, for cartoons which appear throughout this volume. 
Our contributors, for their willing assistance. 

Mr. Curtis, for the special attention which he has given the Royal Purple pictures. 

Dwight Windenburg, Lester Laidig, and Herbert Owens, for many of the snap- 
shots which appear in this Annual. 

Especially we wish to express our appreciation of the efficient and splendid cooper- 
ation rendered by the Bureau of Engraving and the Clio Press. 

The Editor and Business Manager. 

Representative Women 

To lovers of Cornell not the least of her attractions is 
the charm of her co-eds. In a way of their own they em- 
body the spirit of the Cornell campus. The girls whose 
pictures are in this section have been elected upon a basis 
of personality, scholarship, and participation in college 
activities as being the best representatives of the ideals of 
the "College on the Hill". 

We take pleasure in announcing these three girls as 
being worthy of such distinction : 

Miss Kate Skinner 
Miss Frances Harvey 
Miss Gladys Avery 



^'Nothing but the Truth" 

By James Montgomery 

Presented by the Parmenian Literary Society 
at Homecoming, November 20, 1920 


Clarence Van Dusen Homer Fries 

E. M. Ralston Walter Averill 

Bishop Doran .... Herbert Chenoweth 
Dick Donnelly ...... Ivan Schultz 

Bob Bennett . Fred Foster 

Mrs. Ralston . . . . . . Eula Clark 

Ethel Clark Agnes Wilson 

Gwen Ralston Ruby Lent 

Mabel Irene Everman 

Sabel Oral Lent 

Martha Lenore Seydel 

''The Truth'' 

By Clyde Fitch 

Presented by the Alethean Literary Society 
March 12, 1921 


Becky Warder Isabelle Mayne 

Tom Warder Maynard Schell 

Mrs. Lindon . . . . . Laura Mitchell 
Mr. Lindon ..... Marshall Cheever 

Laura Frasier Carrie Grote 

Mr. Roland . . . , . . . . Carl Allen 
Mrs. Crespigny Alice Reeve 


The Cornell Portrait Gallery 

Percy Edwards is here seen at his favor- 
ite occupation. Percy would never think 
of going anywhere without his little friend. 

This, gentle reader, is Payson Peterson, 
the Norwegian chess-hound. Mr. Peterson 
is as modest as he is successful. Chess, by 
the way, is not his only athletic indulgence. 
He is quite a halfback, runs a good quarter, 
and clears a mean hurdle. 

No, Fontleroy, this isn't a member of a 
vested choir or Ajax defying the lightning. 
This is "Bill" Tann, the Yellow Peril, say- 
ing, "Who think I have something in this 
hand?" "Bill" is trying to work the faith 
cure at Cornell. So would we if we had a 
stand-in at the mint or something. 

Can any good come out of Denmark? 
Yea, verily, Jack, that's where Andreas 
Jensen, towel monkey and Rood House 
razorback, comes from. "Himmy" was 
right when he said that Kris has a good 
"platform face". 

Next, gentle reader, you see Cephas 
Miller, alias "Sox", alias "Fittig", in his 
usual thoughtful pose. "Ceph" heaves a 
nasty basketball. He is really a kindheart- 
ed fellow, even if he does put formaldehyde 
in the laboratory alcohol. 

This angelic specimen is none other than 
"Al" Gowans, the Scotch daisy. Take a 
good look, they don't make many like him. 

n son - 

Yes, this is Samuel Beers, the boy with 
the aggravating name and the angel face. 
Samuel is a product of hot-house, high 
school processes, but he'll get there just the 
same. At the request of the faculty he is 
said to consider changing his name to Milk 
or Bevo. 

Here is Stanley Howard, the Canuck, 
manicuring his flivver, and we venture a 
guess that he would just as soon be fussing. 
Reasonable, isn't it ? 

Take a slant at this facsimile of "Slav" 
Allen. Get that Apollo form, those flashing 
eyes, the firm even lips, the masculine chin. 
There is no truth in the rumor that Mr. 
Allen has signed up w ith the Ringlings as 
a Pithecanthropus Erectus. He is going 
into Y. M. C. A. work. 

Gents and sports, we have wid us tonight 
One-round Zuzu, the De Kalb Kid. He 
has won fame and fortune in his native 
state and now he comes out to Iowa to 
develop his brain. 

This, Archibald, is Paulsen, the Graet- 
tinger baseball team. Baseball is meat and 
drink to this boy, and he carries the game 
into his private life to the extent of making 
an occasional hit at Bowman Hall. Like 
all great men he has his little failings. He 
is passionately fond of peanuts, for instance. 

Here, children, is O'Neel, the Wild 
Irishman. This is the baby who is going to 
knock the "byte" out of the Presbyterians 
next fall. Can he do it? Ask Collins. 

The Cynical Co-Ed 

My friends, after the dear old hectic days of S. A. T. C, when the town resounded 
to the "Clump! Clump! Clump!" of the over-big shoes of the boys on the boulevard, 
when the Chapel walls echoed, "Good morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip" and "Ka-ka-ka- 
Katie" instead of Methodist hymns, when Captain Tooze flirted with the flappers, 
when Myrtle Keener had to write apologies and the pretty second-lieutenants were 
juggling with the hearts of my sisters, when I deemed it my duty to help maintain 
morale by writing "Co-Ed Cynicisms" for the Cornellian, I thought I should be al- 
lowed to fall into the proverbial "innocuous desuetude". But now comes the editor 
of the Royal Purple asking for more lucubrations in the same vein. As a senior I 
am not nearly so cynical as I was wherv a sophomore. But I don't mind knocking off 
a few observations just to accommodate the afore-mentioned editor. 

When I fall to brooding over the rules for girls in Cornell and the complex ma- 
chinery for enforcing them, I wonder why we Methodists and Catholics aren't more 
friendly. We have so many similar ideas on girls' education. If Bill weren't here, I 
think I'd hie me away to a nunnery. 

As I hurried to my home the other night tremulously fearful that I should not get 
in by nine o'clock and therefore would be disciplined by the house-president, the W. S. 
G. A., the W. A. C, the faculty committee, and the administration, I passed a group 
of Cornell men merrily going to the movies. And I said bitterly to myself, "It's a 
man's icorld, my sisters ; it's a man's ivorld." 

Bill says all the lounge lizards and porch vipers of the college are opposed to the 
introduction of dancing. They say it would tend to eliminate spooning. 

The year has been a very happy one. It is hard to be cynical over it. There has 
been little agony in it. Probably the acutest unhappiness was experienced by the pro- 
fessor who agonized over the Girls' Glee Club kimono stunt. Real horror and dis- 
tress were evidenced. 

As I sit in the Chapel and look at the professors, I have a problem. I ask myself 
over and over, "Are they iirofessors because they are bald, or are they bald because 
they are professors?" 

I was growing a bit old and blase in attitude and then I had to stand up in educa- 
tion class to indicate that I knew the answer to a question. I became as a little child. 
I had an instinct to ask the teacher to go out and play "Farmer-in-the-Dell" with us. 
It was a startling recapture of a youthful emotion. 

It is one of life's little ironies that people who have never danced know so much 
more about dancing than those who have. 

Nothing would keep me from the "Pal" these fine afternoons but the fear of what 
would happen to me if I should "cut" Gym. The Kaiserin who rules that institution 
with a mailed fist has developed a docility in me that would amaze the folks at home. 
With her I have the responsiveness of a marionette. 

My Dad who took me and my younger sister to a nice daiice one evening during 
vacation said to me as I took train for Mount Vernon, "Now, young lady, don't you 
dance or do anything else that's dreadful while you are away. Remember!" I stuck 
out my tongue at him and said, "You never mind. When you are hopping about on 
the griddle regardless of the time element, I'll be dancing a slow dreamy waltz with 
Miss Madison on the gold-paved streets." 

I understand that every few months the W. A. C. or the W. S. G. A. send ques- 
tionnaires to other colleges. Then if any college has any rules that we haven't, these 
are added to our list. This system tends to make our table of rules comprehensive. 

And now, my sisters, I think I'll switch off the motor. I've got to be serious. 
Within three months, according to all the chapel speakers, I'll have to begin to solve 
the problem of capital and labor, to throw some light on inter-racial problems, to make 
war impossible, to christianize China, and illuminate Main Street where I expect to 
teach school. I'll go brood over my program. It's a mad world, my sisters. Bye-bye. 

The Cornell Dictionary 
Allowance : See quicksilver. 
Board bill : Excuse for another check. 
Books : Things to sell during the summer. 
Chapel : Sure cure for insomnia. 
College-bred : A four-year loaf. 

Course: 1. Those that you pass. 2. The punk ones. 

Cram : To learn six months' work in ten hours. 

Date : Another evening gone. 

Dormitory : Rumor factory. 

Flunk : To get in bad with Prof. 

Fuss : To go to unnecessary trouble. 

Grades : All you get out of some courses. 

Grind: A guy who thinks college is a preparation for life's battles. 
High School : A Freshman's favorite phrase. 
Pass : To do work satisfactorily. 

Prof.: 1. Those that are prejudiced. 2. Those that pass you. 

Semester: The time from one vacation to the next. 

Tea-fight : A popular indoor sport. 

Thesis: A good reason for avoiding a course. 

Work: Handy word to use in letters home. See Fiction. 

Coach Sanderson is a recent initiate of the "I Am Papa" fraternity. 

Why, Mary! 
Mary Plummer: "Gee, girls, my mouth tastes fishy." 

"I hear that Frances kissed John last night." 

"Well, did he kiss her back?" 

"No, she wasn't wearing that kind of a gown." 

"Where is Temple going in such a hurry?" 
"Mercy, don't you know?" 

Our Vanity Fair Beauty Contest 

In this day and age when a beauty contest ornaments every up-to-date newspaper, 
the Royal Purple feels that Cornell's aesthetic triumphs should not go unrecorded. 
Therefore, on the opposite page, you will find bits of beauty chosen from Cornell's 
faculty and student body by a well-trained and unprejudiced committee. A single 
glance will assure the reader that the contestants have been chosen wisely and well. 
In the faculty contest the gentle air and charming demeanor of Miss Otissafatima 
Moore won her the honor of first place. When asked the secret of her success Miss 
Moore threw one arm around the neck of her questioner and said, "As Joe Brown, '04, 
once told me, 'A beautiful face is due to a spirit of humility and contriteness in the 
owner's soul'." 

Mm.e. Wilma Eubroka Slaght, who won second laurels, refused to divulge any 
beauty hints, giving as an excuse the statement that, "Modern girls use enough cos- 
metics as it is." The further decisions of the judges were as follows: Third place. 
Miss Rouletta Journey; Alternates, IVIiss Clydella Tull and Miss Trixie Finken- 
binder. Miss Tull, when interviewed, remarked : "I advise all young girls wishing 
to attain real aesthetic success to take painstaking care of the hair. Woman's glory 
lies in her hirsute adornment, and through it alone can she hope to possess real beauty." 

Without leaving their seats except to revive those members prostrated by the strain, 
the committee awarded first place in the student contest to Miss-Information Averill. 
Miss Averill modestly refused to make any statement concerning the contest, excusing 
herself by the remark that she could tend to her own publicity. Second honors were 
conferred upon Mme. La Portina Bruce by a unanimous vote of the judges, while 
third place was a walk-away for Miss Slingahasha Spurgeon. Roberta Noble and 
Gwendolyn Sones were given dishonorable mention. 

Any attempt to locate the judges will be useless. Precautions have been taken to 
keep the identity of the parties secret, and neither bribes nor argument will have any 

The Legal Right of the Party Dress 

It is useless for college authorities to argue against the short-sleeved dress. The 
constitution states, "The right to bear arms shall not be interfered with." Which is 
all right as far as it goes. 

At the Sans Souci 
"Ha, ha, ha," cried the wild man in the "Chamber of Horrors" booth, "I'm mad, 
I'm mad!" 

"I'll bet," said a voice from the crowd, "you ain't near as mad as us fellows that 
paid to get in." 

Rev. Keeler: "I'm glad to see that you come to church every Sunday, Georgie." 
Georgie: "I do now, but just wait till I'm a little older." 

A certain Freshman girl was heard to say that Cornell rules and regulations make 
the blue laws seem licentious. 

A Chem Reaction 
Little drops of acid. 
Little specks of zinc. 
Put into a test tube. 
Make an awful odour. 

"Zeke," the mailman, reports the loss of a cigar box of evening gowns addressed to 
Bowman Hall. 

Great Men Are Always Misunderstood 
Prexy (perusing the menu) : "How's the chicken tonight?" 
Waitress: "Oh, pretty good; how're you?" 

n.sorv -[ 


Deal- Papa: 

I minded your directions and got here safely, though I pretty near got off at Lisbon. 
I like Cornell College fine. We don't march into class like we did at Hixville High, 
otherwise this place is just as good. A Senior sold me a season ticket to chapel real 
cheap, and I'm getting along real fine, but nobody here knows how to play dominoes. 
Love to Carrie and the pup from your son, JOE. 

Six Months Later 

Dear Pater: 

I indite this epistle to inquire after the health of yourself and mater. How do 
Caroline and the canine comport themselves? Observe "alliteration's artful aid". My 
literary abilities are the envy of the class, and Miss Madison can hardly contain herself. 

Au revoir, 

J. Jeffersox Smith. 

This One Puzzler Father 

Dear Dad: 

Rush the pew rent along, for lil Jeff's plumb stony. Scarcity of the wherewithal 
that induces the mare to go has forced me to part with my Century Handbook — you 
can see by that how desperate 1 am! I'm into the Student X'olunteers up to my gills, 

so I'll need fifteen bucks for semester dues. Ditto for Y. M. C. A. Jazz the jack 
along before I have to pawn my Bible. 


The Fourth Epistle 

My dear Mr. Smith : 

I regret to state that because of his deficiency in his studies, bad conduct, and heavy 
indebtedness it has been decided not to permit your son to register here next year. 
Your cooperation in this matter is requested. 

W. S. Ebersole, 


Altoona: "Hasn't he got the handsomest mouth?" 
Bowman: "Yes, it impressed me the same way." 

A student and a stenographer have at least one thing in common, they both get their 
money by the touch system. 

Merely Renovated 

"Didn't I see you with a new girl last night?" 
"Nope, it's just the old one painted over." 



Interviews in a Graveyard 

Gladys Avery 
He loved me, 
I know he loved me, 
But when that cannibal woman 
Smiled on him 
He got bit. 

And I longed for him all my life. 

Glenn Giddings 
Here I lie ; 

I used to get A's in college. 
Once, while laying tile, 
I fell in the ditch 
And broke my neck. 


How the girls used to like me, 
And when I saw them 
I used to spread myself out 
Over the bread and potatoes. 
But a woman came 
And did away with me. 

Payson Peterson 
I could yell 

Louder than anyone else 
In school. 
But now 

I can't drown out 
The still small voice 
Of calm. 

Clyde Tull 
I was a Prof at Cornell, 
Happy with Wag and Jewell. 
Once I was reading 
Sandburg's poems ; 
While I was analysing 
jMy cerebrations 
A reaction 
Set in. 
And now 
I'm happy 
With Hamlet 
And Shakespeare. 

Bessie Bowers 
To dress in style was my aim at Cornell ; 
Stanley's Ford turned over and I said farewell. 
If I only had goggles and overshoes here 
I'd make a big hit, now that's very clear. 

Famous Sayings of Faculty Folk 

Phelps : "This is a point for departure. It registers a mood." 
Tull : "What's your reaction?" 
Slaght: "A young lady I once knew — " 
Finkenbinder : "Ah — just a minute — " 
Kelly: "I s'pect so." 

McGaw: "You see, I know this; Fve been over it a number of times." 
Reed: "Just what do you mean by that?" 
Stanclift: "Be so kind as to close the door." 

Keyes: "I don't think it will do you any harm to memorize this." 

Mills : "I forgot what that was to illustrate." 

Madison: "Now run to bed, dearie." 

Smedley: "Put this down in your notebook." 

Wade: "Traduisez en Anglais, s'il vous plait." 

Knight: "Brace up now, get to work." 

Journey: "F'rinstance, notice Paderewski, the great violinist." 
Herrick: "Perhaps you have heard the story about Napoleon." 
Huffman: "Oh, dear me!" 

Fond Mater: "Do you detect any musical ability in Mildred?" 
Prof. Shaw (coldly) : "Madame, I am not a detective." 

Second floor: "Let's see, whom were we discussing?" 

Fourth floor: "I don't remember; who went out of the room last?" 

How to Get On in Chem 

Don't fail to laugh at Doc Knight's jokes, 

Whatever they may be. 
We know that they're not laughable. 

But it's darn good policy. 

She: "How dare you? I never kissed a man in my life!" 
He: "Well, don't get excited. Neither did I." 

The Advantages of Summer School 
"French House. A part of Bowman Hall w ill be reserved for students desirous of 
further practice in French." — Summer School Bulletin. 

Maybe that fellow who wrote for a room in Bowman Hall last year can get it now. 

Shakespeare Modernized 
Exam and exam and exam 
Creep in this petty pace from class to class 
To the last question of the last quiz. 
And all our yesterdays have seen us flunking 
Courses that we studied most. On, on, oh, Frosh ! 
Eternity is but a going-on, a never-ending day 
Wherein one longs for June and graduation 
And knows they ne'er will come. It is a round 
Of hash and beans, filled with trials and tribulation, 
Ending never. 

What Dues? 

Teacher: "What is the prominent women's club of America?" 
Wise Boy: "The rolling pin." 

At the Pal 
They sat there in the gloaming. 
And watched the fireflies dart. 
And presently the young man felt 
A yearning in his stomach. 

They sat while the twilight faded, 
They saw the big moon rise. 
He put his arm around her 
And gazed into her lunch basket. 

And as the night wore on. 
He learned that love was bliss, 
He gently pressed her to him 
And sl\l\ stole a sandwich. 

"College professors arc ccrt.unK theoretical." 

"I'll say so. Prof. Jahn Diss starts out his class by saying, 'Now, suppose you had 
a dollar.' " 

How Thoughtful! 

Bass: "Did yoii ever notice how Coleman closes his eyes when he sings?" 
Soprano: "Yes, I guess he can't stand it to see us suffer." 

There was a professor who taught education ; 
He believed in socialized recitation, 
But he talked in such indefinite terms 
That all of his dear students, poor worms. 
Missed the point of his dissertation. 

Nellie: "I didn't know Mike was studying music." 

iVIary Reeves: "Didn't you? He's been taking ear training ever since we'\e been 
going together." 

What Have We Here, Watson? 

CorneUimi headline: "Sixteen Cornell Profs. Enjoy a Hike and Stew." 
Either they still have a little or else they have a little still. 

David Ash: "What's the roast sirloin like?" 
Sentimental waiter: "Tender as a woman's heart, sir." 
David; "Give me sausages and mashed potatoes." 

You Know How Percy Is 

"I see Percy has a difficult part in the new play." 
"Difficult? Why, he doesn't say a word." 
"That's just what makes it so hard for Percy." 

After a little research along optical lines one can't help but note that the wise virgin 
still trims her lamps. 

The Faculty Outing 

One dark Knight Professor Tull, in a new suit and Kelly, made a Journey in his 
Chandler to the Mills on the Fairbanks of a creek. The Miller had gone with Moore 
flour to the Baker, but had left the Keyes. 

Tull tried to Wade through the waters, but finally had to Bridgham with some 
Ash Slaghts. He hurt his Finger on a Reed and almost couldn't Barrett, but he was 
hard as Flint and just said, "Oh, Shaw!" He let Finkenbinder and said he was glad 
it hurt Himstead of Ebersole, because he Betts he'd act like a Wildman. 

Mount Vernon 
Freshman: "Going out surveying?" 

Senior: "Nope, measuring the town for a coffin. It's dead." 

That Swimming Sensation 
By A. Co-ed 

A cold liquid mass swirls about me, 

I stretch out my arms to beat it back, 

It rises like a giant, towering, its fingers out-spread, 

I feel its grasp, 

My limbs become numb. 

Hollow echoes answer my voice, 

Green livid waves smother me, 

A fire scorches my eyes, 

A knife passes through my chest. 

Bubbles rise, 

I sink 

And sink 



"I think Kate Moses is the most forgiving girl." 

"She overlooks everything." 

Yes, Doc, Cornell is a match factory. We make the heads here and get the sticks 
from the country. 

The Advertising Section 

The reader is urged to remember, while 
looking through the following section, that 
the business firms represented therein have 
made possible the 1922 Royal Purple, 
and deserve, on that account, the patronage 
of Cornell men and women. 

Business men advertise in the Royal 
Purple because they have goods and ser- 
vice to sell ; and unless it is demonstrated 
that this advertising does aid them to se- 
cure the desired results, their future sup- 
port of Cornell publications cannot justly 
be expected. 

"V" ■ 

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A. A. Bauman I 

"i^ Mount Vernon 

A - 

A Iowa "~ 

yo/(r patronage solicited 
for all kinds of 






Dry Cleaning : Repairing : Pressing 




I No matter what 
* you can get it at- 




Agents for 

Phoenix Hose 

R. & G. 

















































All Kinds of 



Picnic Specialties 

If you are going to the "Pal", start 
filling your lunch basket here 






It shows a mark of discrimination to be photographed at the 

Lasswell Studio 

213 First Avenue 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 



Satisfaction : Unlimited Sittings 






Pleased to have 3'ou call and see portraits in Sepia, Royal 
Blue, Buff Steel, Brown Tone Etchings, Black and White. 
Only studio in this part of the state making motion pictures. 

% I Know the Place — Do You? It's 

1 HOOVER'S— The Ideal Jewelry Store 

Where \ou find New and Full Lines in 

5: Souvenir Spoons, Medals, Society and Class Pins 

I W. H. HOOVER. Jeweler | 




Student Florists 

Phone 138 

If Flowers Don't Express It — What Does? 



Established 1894 

i N. Schoen 

I Exclusive Furriers 

1 Ladies! 

% Munsing Wear 


Kabo Corsets 
Wayne Knit Hose 

We remodel worn furs to 
as good as new. Our stock 
is complete in every detail 

210 Third Avenue 
cedar rapids : IOWA 


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J- Mount Vernon, loiva 

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Second Door West of Post Office for 

Pure Drugs, Sundries, and Stationery 
Soda Fountain 







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PARAMOUNT PICTURES-,een by millions of persons every month 

—proclaims them to be the FERY BEST PICTURES EXHIBITED ANYWHERE '^^ 

\\ If Paramount Pictures weren't the very best, Paramount advertising T 

<> ■ wouldn't be worth a plugged nickel '^^ 

No mau lulio builds a national trade-mark of Good Will for his i/oods dares *?! 
\^ trifle ivit// //is chief asset. Only the nameless are unafraid of discredit. 


The Home of the Better Photo-Play The Local Home of Paramount Pictures *|| 




Headcjuarters for 


Fancy Fruit and Nuts 


Chas. W. Neff 

We have Furnishings for 
Your Rooms 

Picture Framing 

Let ITs Make You Comfortable 

South Side Barber Shop 

Students Always Welcome 

Phone 257 
J. F. BARRETT, Prop. 



Four Barbers 
First Class Work 
Prompt Service 

Post Office 





Everything New That's Good in 
Shoe Repairing 

J. A. KEMP & CO. 

Mount Vernon GROCERS Iowa 

We are especally prepared to furnish the very best of 
good things to eat at your luncheons, picnics, spreads 
or when you are serving party or society dinners 
Exclusive Quality at prices no higher than for inferior goods 


Stationery : Fountain Pens : Memory Books 
Pennants : Kodaks and Supplies 





Mount Vernon, Iowa 

Exclusive Apparel 

For thirty -five years Denecke apparel 
has been the choice of Cornell College 
women. In 1921 we have added the 
services of an exclusive French buyer. 

Imported gloves^ lingerie^ handker- 
chiefs., jewelry and novelties distinctly 
Parisienne are here. 

It is that individuality of the costume 
that marks the college woman. Such 
individuality always in good taste., ac- 
counts for Denecke popularity. 

Cedar Rapids^ Iowa 

W O — < > ' ■ — ■ <_ ' ^ <■ ' 

^ This Bank welcomes and i^ppreciates the accounts of the 

§ students of Cornell College — believing that its development 

1 during thirty-seven years of consistent, considerate service, ^ 

i is a splendid endorsement of the satisfactory accommodations ^ 

'k accorded to its patrons. p 


Capital, $100,000.00 
Established 1884 

W. C. STUCKSLAGER, President CHAS. W. HARTUNG, Cashier 

D. U. VAN METRE, Assistant Cashier 

I Let the 



Do Your Work 

Duplicates of Royal Purple Photos 
may be had at any tune 








Where Cornellians Meet 
For the Best of Eats 


Mart h a Was i \ i ngton | 
Candies t 



"Take Her to % 


i Banquets and 

I Dinner Parties 


For the past fifteen years the Educa- 
tional Department of the Bureau of 
Engraving, Inc., has been collecting a 
vast fund of information from the ex- 
periences of hundreds of editors and 
managers of Annuals. 

This data covering organization, financ- 
ing, advertising, construction, selling and 
original features has been systematically- 
tabulated and forms the subject matter 
for our series of reference books. These 
are furnished free to those securing 
"Bureau" co-operation in the making 
of engravings for their books. 

Begin where others have left off. Profit 
by their experience and assure success 
for your Annual. 



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y^f(?r^ a Business 

To enthusiastically give that serv- 
ice which will at all times deserve 
to win the confidence, respect and 
friendship of those whom we serve. 

This creed zealously believed in and 
earnestly followed by every employe for 
more than twenty years has made this 
company a national institution well and 
favorably known to men in every line of 
business endeavor. 

Cconomp Sbbertisims 











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