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HE ties of friendship which are formed in colleges are stronger
Q than those formed elsewhere among young people. This
Q ' friendship is especially strong in small colleges where the
ffl! students become better acquainted than they do in the larger
,I iqxl institutions. There We find, not infrequently, the thoughtful
f interest and tender sympathy which characterizes the home and
the home life.
jg' In order to perpetuate this pleasant relationship and to pro-
' I mote the interests of the college, that had grown so dear, the
eleven graduates of the nrst four classes orvanived on June I
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1880, the Doane College Alumni Association, which at present has
II3 members. These members are widely scattered, but each Commencement a
goodly number returns to Alma Mater to greet old friends and to meet new ones.
As a tree is known by its fruit so is a college by her graduates, and Doane receives
much honor at the hands of her children, and although an interesting book could
be written upon this theme, we can here merely mention what a few have
Doane depends to no slight degree upon its Alumni for its advancement and
success. They have not only given of their limited means to its support, but also
by their attainments and words of praise have been instrumental in sending many
other students to the college home. This influence is not local, for although
many of the graduates have located in Nebraska, not a few have found their life
work in other parts of the United States, and in each place they have made known
their relationship with Doane.
F. XV. Bates of the class of 'So has, for a number of years, carried on a noble
Work as a missionary in Africa. He lived in Natal for several years and had
charge of a boys' school at that place, later he and a friend went to Gazaland,
where they have opened a missionary station. Mr. Bates is a very enthusiastic
pioneer missionary, and Doanites are greatly inter- YZ,
ested in his work. l . X EE A'
VV. L. Curtis represents the class of '86 i11 K5 'i 1,
foreign missions. He has been for several years
professor of English in the Doshisha University at XJ, M fx
Kyoto, japan. A. A. Davis, ,9I, was a professor Riff' C ,
in the Doshisha University for two years, but is XXX
now doing missionary work at Nagasaki, Japan. ,U N, X
He has been assisted greatly in his work by his ll' LQ
wife, Anna Jackson, '95. Mr. L. M. Oberkotter, A Q
'94, taught for two years in the government school it vw
at Osaka, japan. ,I Rx K
The Alumni are represented in almost every Q ,.g 34,
field of labor, and not a few are attaining renown I9 pf l
in their professions. The greater per cent are fel
teaching in colleges, academies, and public schools. L,
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Of the twenty-eight thus engaged J. N. Bennett, '90, is principal of QR
the academy at Chadron, Nebraska. Florence Xvhipple, '92, now
Mrs. Bennett, taught in Springfield, Illinois, after graduating, but at
present is assisting in the Chadron Academy. I. H. Bennett, ,93, and
F. T. Owen, '96, are instructors in Franklin Academy, and it is inter-
esting to note that Franklin has sent more graduates to Doane than
any other academy in the state. R. D. Morgan, '96, is one of the
instructors in Weeping VVater Academy. I. T. House, '88, is presi-
dent of Kingfisher College, Oklahoma, and L. N. Farr, '95, is instruc-
tor in German and French in the same institution. Addie G. Root, Q
'95, the wife of L. N. Farr, is also in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. T. H. H. Knight, '88, is princi-
pal of the academy at Duxbury, Massachusetts. Herman Patton, '93, is principal of the Indian
School at Helesiva, Indian Territory, and Robert P. Hoxsey, '93, is one of the instructors in
that school. G. A. Gregory, '82, was for a number of years connected with Gates College at
Neligh, Nebraska, but is now principal of the Public Schools at Medford, Oregon. His wife,
Mary Foss, graduated from Doane in 1881. Jessie L. jones, '84, studied German and French
abroad for two years and then taught in a seminary in Jacksonville, Illinois. Later she
studied in Chicago University, where she has taken high rank. G. W. Horton, '86, was for
some years professor of Latin and Greek in Salisbury Academy in Missouri, but is at present
superintendent of the Public Schools in Dwight, Illinois. May Bennett, YQI, is principal of the
High School at Seward, Nebraska. Bert VVilliarns, '94, taught Greek and Latin two years in
Galesville College, Wisconsin, and since that time has been principal of the High School in
Some of the graduates since leaving Doane have continued inivery close
relationship with the college. Among these is G. W. Mitchell, who graduated
' with the first class in 1877. He has since been a frequent visitor and has become
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' ' intimately acquainted with many of the students. Mr. Mitchell has always been
a loyal Doanite, and besides arousing a religious enthusiasm wherever he goes, he
I ,, has devoted much time to helping Franklin Academy and Doane. Mr. Mitchell
X is one of the trustees of his Alma Materf C. C. Smith, '87, is another of the
f , Alumni who is at present a trustee of the college.
f Fifteen of Doane's graduates are engaged in some form of ministerial work.
7 H. H. Avery, '82, is pastor at Steelburg, Nebraska, John Lange, '82, at Leigh,
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Nel- aska, EU. .Dean, 88, at Wilniette, Illinois, A. F. NV. Hertcl, 89, at
W I 4 gif Bunker Hill, Illinois, A. V. House, 89, at New Salem, Massachusettsg E. E.
W7 0, I Sprague, '89, at Farnam, Nebraska, G. T. Noyce, '92, at Willowdale, Nebraska 5
X J. A. Otis, '90, is in Connecticut, J. M. Kokjer, '95, at Clarks, Nebraska, and
My Z' james Carruthers, '86, is Y. M. C. A. Secretary in Butler, Pennsylvania.
1.1. Bonekemper, '80, is at present a trustee of the college and is another
Alumnus who is well known by the students of to-day, as he and his wife, Myrtle
Bridges, '78, are frequent visitors in Crete. Mr. Bonekemper is a successful lumber dealer in
Sutton, Nebraska, and is also Mayor of that city. He was elected president of the Nebraska
Lumbermen's Association at a recent meeting.
J. N. Davidson of the same class was for some time instructor in his Alma Mater. He has
since become known as an author, and is at present a clergyman in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Several of D0ane's graduates have entered the literary neld, and among these is Anna
Hahn, 'SL Her book entitled " Chautauqua Days " is interesting to those who have attended
Chautauqua at Crete.
A. B. Show, '82, became professor in his Alma Mater in 1887. In the year ISQI he
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