Ellis School - Ellisian Fields Yearbook (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Class of 1940
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RECORD OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
SEPTEMBER 1939 - JUNE 1940
THE ELLIS SCHOOL
nt saw, eezea
"Whatever of true life there wax in thee
Leapx in our age'.f veinf,
Here 'mid the bleak wave: of our strife and care
Float the green 'fortunate islet'
Where all our hero-.fpirits dwell and .rhare
our rnartyrdornx and toil.
The prevent move: attended
By all of brave and excellent and fair
That made the old timex 5plena'ia'."
-JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.
SENIOR CLASS HYMN
To the tune: "God of Our Father!"
Strong for the battle which is yet to come,
March we now forward from our cherished homeg
Years here in truth and honor by thy side
Oh, Alma Mater, thou our chosen pride!
Happy the years which stand behind us nowg
Many the memories that we have to show,
Shining with joy and hours of pleasure bright,
Companionship under the Green and White.
Safe and secure we say farewell to you.
Hearts overflowing with good-byes in viewg
Grateful for guidance all along the way
And inspiration for tomorrow's day.
LLis1AN FIELDS Six
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FRANM-is I.Ytn,x .ALFORID A ii
Prfparing mr i Q
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Board of liditors ,t
Vice-President nf the
Captain of the White 'l'eani
"Miss Swiss Cheese" . . . perennial Glec Club
manager . . . great puns . . . elass artist . . .
life uf the party . . . eunsistent hit as nialc lead
in our plays . . . hani salad on brown . . . "lt's
the Dreanier in He."
Cllftlflllilll Of fllf UN and Jt:NN1Fi4:n JENNINGS 1fARBOL'R
French Club l,Wparing for
Glee Club , ,
II junior mllfgf
Hand-knitted Slnppy -Ine sweaters . . . red socks
. . . the ever-cheerful . . . tmnato soup . . . No.
l tnenzlee tn Pittslmrglt pedestrians . . . George
and lsabel . . . "Why, Xliss Bllfl'ill0llSC?u . . .
Satnbn, "'l'he Klan of the Hour."
Seven ELLISIAN FIEL
MARY IJOVISE BATCHELOR
Prgpamlg for French Club
D. 'l'. Dfs pal . . . in her own quiet way . . .
llal Kemp . . . glamour eyelashes . . . seen at
all thc dances , . . feminine to the n'th degree
lshe hates mice-eeklj . . . cabbage? . . . let's
eat elsewhere , . . Sidney College.
A BARBARA IQDYTHB BINDER
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Prfparzng for mn U
Pf'HlI5j'lI'KllIlIJ Cnllrgf for lfomrn
.-Xll-.'Xmerica'S Sweetheart . . . diurnal trolley
rides . . . the sznile of lueauty . . . cheese on
toast sandwiches . . . third period struggles . . .
here today. gone tomorrow . . . quite a letter
correspondent . . . "llellu. joe. what d'ya know?"
Art Club Preparing for
The four day a week-er . . . boosting Cornell
. . . 'l'an1ing the Shrew . . . all around the
town . . . Lenten will-power . . . "Smoke gets
in my eyes" . . . forgets her excuses . . . lovely
E. A. A.
J OAN D,ARC BRILL
Bennett junior College
ln lhe Mood . . , B. G .... school tennis
champ . . . Leaping Lcna . . . "Peace, Brother,
Peace" . . . "Iboo" . . . tall and terrific! . . .
its loaded . . . globe trotter.
BIARY IQLIZABETH BROWN
Enthusiasm plus .
tible . . . Tuxis
"VVcll. Jennifer F" .
VIRGINIA TODD BRUCE
President of the Senior Class
Vice-President of the
. great. Hashy. blue conver-
. . infectious giggle . . .
. . twin troubles . . ,
. overwhelming desire to
Yiee-President of the
President of the hi..-X..'X.
Mahogany finger nails . . . cute clothes .
born bridge player
. . . dances at Kittanmng , .
"nmph" . . . the Penn has the shows . . . chip
fiend Cpotato and otherwisel . . . beverages . .
"Osear. to be or not to be."
President of the French Club DIARY TALBOTT CHANDLER
E. A. A.
Board of Editors Gulf Park junior Collrge
Bell of the school . . . banana diets .
Thursday music lessons . , . Beaver F Cfjalls . . .
composing for Horatio . . . matching color com-
binations . . . journalistic aspirations . . .
Alliance Francaise acquaintances . . . 1500 club
Dramatic Club JANE CURWEN CHESS
Glec Club Preparing for
E-A-A Connfrtirut College for Womrn
The unpredictable . . . "my little nephoo" . . .
future president of the Animal Rescue League
. . . symphony concerts land musiciansl . . .
class cook . . . ten o'clock scholar . . . klon-
dikes . . . successful studying.
'XNN Joymc C
CARMIE JAN1-1 COLEINIAN
cnt of tlic Dramatic
IlI'fPlH'l7lg for Frcncll Club
Dukf l'11ii'frsilv '
V Board of lfditors
Plifstogzciiic fcaturcs . '
. . a little nn thc salty
sidc . . . the lan-mail qui-cn , . . jackic . . .
Bccllirwcii Sonatas vursus Strauss walm-S . . .
Oscar . . . giving lluratiw tlic air . . . Count of
4 , Frcncli Club
Prfpclrlng for lazhixx-
Bridge cxpcrt . . . fawifs crcanwr . . . cnthusiasni
for atlilctirs and niatli . . . bmtlicr Iruublc fall
llira-cl . . . ' ' '
iuarmgiiig stays prwpcrtics . . .
Saturday cu-ning sujourns . . . it! ntl In Grand-
mutlicris wc gm . . . cfwiisirily illln-rust.
l'3dilUf-il'-UW' Uf the Baluaaim CHAMER FL1NN
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.llnunt llolyolce College
Great plaid reversible . . . yearbook worries . . .
catching the 3:13 . , . good taste in bridge
prizes . . . inexhaustible energy . . . depend-
able . . . stability low in basketball . . .
Sllldwl Uulllfil El'PHr:M1,x KmKP,x'1'1z1CK HARE
build Representative 1,7-fpamlg for
llrainatie Club Y 4 N
Glcc Club Smith Cllllfgl'
Shuflling in from Buffalo . . . the 't-yes" have
it . . . Geselnuultz . . . noted prowess as an
historian . . . engaging smile . . . trudging
to school . . . keen wit . . . "llax'e you heard
the wonders of Williamsburg?"
FLIZABETH BRADFORD HOOKER
A Dramatic Club
P . French Club
reparmg for Board of litlitors
The "Dralima" . . . ping-pong parties . . .
music. her passion . . . root beer ice cream
sodas . . . Yale, Yale. the gangfs all here . . .
longing for the Adirondacks . . . singing. her
pastime . . . schoolgirl complexion.
Vice-President of the
E. A. A.
Olzfrliu Collfgr Board of lfdimrg
Collecting ll.C.'s . , . huge lunches . . . wearing
uniform on Fridays . . . cheese pop corn . . .
neat . . , abstaining from cokes . . . ai pro-
nouncing style all her own . . . beautiful Sllll-IZIII.
. . . crumpling fenders.
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LA VIGN1-I 1i0CKNVEI.L RICCRXDX
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Sunday suppers . . . taxi cotnpany's best friend
. . . rnidwintcr vacationist . . . llail. hlusconiu
. . . excuses for thc doctor . . . Flagstadk rival
trouble making connections with the 8:50 bell . . .
prize collection of hztir ribbons.
Secretary-'l'rczisurer ol the
President of the Art Club
Confusion over Senior finances
say?" . . . darling wardrobe .
with Nancy jane . . . eating
NATAIJ11: ANN Mrzncrzn
Erlgffwoorf Park junior Cullfgf
at school . . .
Freslnnen's adopted mother . . . full of fun .
ingenue . . . taste in clothes.
HI.lz,xm-:TH CVSTI-:RsoN PIGOTT ,
Prrpnring for .Vt Club
L'71l'l'f'V5ifj' of Piftsburgfz
Swimming at the P. A. A. . . . "Gulfing". her
' pastime . . . camp. lfrie. Pigott. they all go
together . . . kid sister . . . gym class humor-
ist . . . jumping jitterbng . . . anything for a
laugh . . . dieting troubles.
Mfuw J AN1-1 SHPMAN Pr.-Suit-m tif tht- smtit-nt
Prfparing jgr FfCI'lCll Club
Staff! Briar College Glcc Club
Thunder? . . . nu. just Xl. -I. . . B, U. . . .
fashion stylist for class of '40 . . . niy. Sidney
Cxecutivc ability . . . lumt-footing 'mund town
with Jem . . . just an all-around girl . . .
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Glcc Club I
Board nf lftlitnrs PI'l'p!I7'I11g for
lffzrzifgif llutifntf of TI'F!l7l0l0,Qj'
lfntliusiastic artist . . latent English ability
cznidid-cznincru fiend . . . caloric counter . , ,
our A-1 seamstress . . . "Hello, you kidlu
. . . wearing of thc blue . . . adaptability.
C1'l'U'i" Ulxllll' Mixiuox JAN1-1 I'uLlNc:
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l"rcqut-ntcr of tlic L-xcuscd list . . . class chauf-
lcur . . . tztstclt-ss . . . cuts figure . . . brown
bug lunclit-s . . . glamour legs . . Snnga
. . . quiet . . . indefinite.
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We, the graduating class of 1940, wish to pass on our outstanding characteristics,
good and bad, to the class of '41. Each of us bequeaths the following:
FRANCES ALFORD,S frankness ........
JENNIFER BARBOUR,S inquisitivencss. . .
.NJARY Lou BATCHELOR,S femininity ...,
BARBARA BINDERIS sanguinity ......
ANN BOCKlUS,S acuteness. ..
JOAN BRILL,S vitality .........
BETTY BROWNIS effervescence ....
VIRGINIA BRUCE,S sophistication ....
NIARY CHANDLER,S friendliness ....
JANE CHESS,S concentration .........
CARMIE JANE COLEMAN,S sweetness. . .
ANN JOYCE COVVAN,S obstinacy ....
BARBARA FLlNN,S volubility .....
PATTY HARE,S versatility .......
ELIZABETH HOOKER,S patience ....
BETTY KOHMAN,S coyness ......
NATALIE MERCERIS poise ....
PAT lh'ICCRADY,S obesity ...........
BETTY PIGOTTIS light-heartedness ....
MARY JANE SHUMAN,S leadership...
BARBARA SMITH,S difiidence .......
BIARION LlRLINC-,S taciturnity. ..
. . .fane Hartman
Betsy Ann Wright
. . . . .Libby McNary
. . . . . .Dorothy Lind
. . . . . .Carol fohnston
. . . .Betty Morris
. . . .Rachel Hall
. .Dorothy K eally
. . . . .jeanne Friesell
..Nancy jane Gellatly
. ...Betty Ann Metz
. . .Dorothfy Todd
. . .Harriet Fleming
.. . . .Betty Bier
. . .Connie Russell
. . . .Ann Griswold
. . . . .Suzanne Ofill
. . .Helen Bradshaw
Cynthia H oeveler
LOOK WI-IAT WE'VE GOT!
Channy Alford's .
Bootsie Barbour's .
Mary Lou Batchelor's
Barbie Binder's .
Ann Bockius's .
Bess Brown's .
Jinny Brucc's .
Mary Chandler's .
Jane Chess's .
Carm Coleman's .
. . sweaters
. "way with men"
interest in Annapolis
. bridge talent
. tennis ability
. . giggle
. taste for clothes
. . . youth
. . even temper
Ann Cowan's .
Patty Hare's .
Betty Pigott's .
M. J. Shuman's .
Barbie Smith's .
. . dimples
. . talent for music
. . high marks
. singing 'voice
. . poise
. glamor legs
. sense of humor
. blonde hair
. . figure
ELLISIAN FIELDS Eighteen
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WE WERE TOLD THAT..
Love is the grandest thing! The most glor-
ious feeling of exaltation in the world. When
our chief thoughts are of another and his
thoughts of us, we are not to be found moan-
ing because of nasty weather, wrathful tempers,
involved physics problems, or even exams.
We merely sit here, audreamy, distant smile on
our lips, and watch the semi-visible teacher
struggling to maintain her reputation of pierc-
ing all numbness. Oh, but what a pleasant
know that our cer-
tain one feels that way about us. This sensa-
tion is truly heaven! Ah, me.
FRANCES ALFORD, Senior.
To me, a glamor girl is only a diversion.
She may be defined as a female who appeals to
the eyes of males. The latter may be diverted
by the former until they realize that the
glamor is only a coating, mostly of paint,
powder, and long hair. If a man were to be
caught in a rainstorm with a glamor girl, I
doubt whether he would bother to help her
home, once the rain played havoc with her.
One of the requirements seems to be to pre-
sent a curvaceous appearance in a bathing
suit. It is understood, though, that she poses
only on the edge of the water-never in it.
At evening. in moonlight and soft shadows,
she thrives most alluringly. She has time only
for being late and lazy and living up to her
reputation. A glamor girl can't last long
because she either marries and loses her
charms. or she grows too old and loses her
What I think of a dictator, in my mind, is
the same thing as saying what I think of
Hitler, which is plenty! I think he is a liar,
a crazy fool, blankety-blank, etc. I could go
on forever expressing adjectives to character-
ize him. Personally, I think his rectangular-
shaped moustache is revolting. And his hair-
why does he persist in combing it forward?
fOr does it grow that way?J In other words
I don't care for dictators or their dishonest,
scheming ways. Nevertheless, they must be
rather clever to attain such high positions
that they have complete power, and for that
I will give them credit.
ANN Gluswotn, junior.
Life is the .state of being alive. It is ex-
plained as vitality, sustenance, and energy.
It's worthwhile, full of hope and aspiration.
determination and newness. The broad-minded
spend life well, using its resources with thought
and exuberant thriftiness, while the other
groups may use it wastefully, bringing crime
and strife into its contact.
Life, in an allegorical sense, may be personi-
fied as money. By bargaining with it carefully,
profit may issueg yet by spending it thought-
lessly one may experience a loss. Life is the
greatest thing we possess and possibly the only
thing' we really own. As Napoleon said. "The
truly great are like meteors, they fall through
darkness, consuming themselves in order to
give light to the world."
title. RACHEL HALL, junior. PATTY COCHRANE, Sophomore.
THE SENIOR FAVORITES ARE:
Automobile - - - - Buick Song . . . "fill the Thing: You fire"
College . . . PTIHCCYOH Breakfast food .... Wheaties
Food . . . Ham salad ton brown? Football team ...... Pin
. Bette Davis
. Glen Miller
Vacation pastime . . . Traveling
Study ....... English
Career . Homemaking or artistic work
Color ........ blue
Pastime . . dancing
Sport . . swimming
Orchestra . . . . Glen Miller
Magazine . Mademoiselle or Esquire
Hangout . .... Drugstore
Girl's name ..... Barbara
Movie ..... Wuthering Heights
Dog . . Cocker Spaniel for a hot dog!
Comic strip ..... Blondie
Flower . . . gardenia
Time of day . . 3 fa.m. or p.m.i
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Gflod humor and generosity CHTYY the dal' The mathematician has reached the high-
Wlih the P0PUlaf heart all the world OYCY- est rung on the ladder of human thought.
Alexander Smith. Hg-vglgfk Elliy,
Boorsua BARBOUR: BARBARA FLINN:
Silence mme musical than EFX 50Und- . The talent of success is nothing more than
Chffffma R0-V-Vffl doing what you can do well.
MARY Lou BATCHELORZ PM-1-Y HAH:
AnYlhin8 f0f 3 quiet life. He joyed of life's pleasures
Th0'mU Hfywwd- All he could fmdg
Yet richest the treasures
BARBY BINDER! He found in his mind.
, Grlett Burgns.
There's too much beauty on this earth for
lonely men to bear. ,
Richard Le Callienne. ELIZABETH HDOKER'
Enilamed with the study of learning and
ANN Bocruusz the admiration of virtue.
, fohn Milton.
Hide not your talents, they for use were
Benjamin Franklin. Bm-S KOHMAN'
'Tis a credit to any good girl to be neat.
JOAN BRILLQ Ann and jane Taylor.
Laugh and the world laughs with you. ,
Ella W healer W ilcox. PAT MCCRADY'
When Life becomes a Spasm,
Bass BROWN: And History a Whiz,
. I 1 . If that is not a Sensation,
Teach us delight m simple things, 1 donit know what it is.
And mirth that has no bitter springs.. Lgwij Canojll
Across the gateway to my heart Delay is preferable to ergizbmas hfnwn.
I wrote "No Thoroughfaref'
But love came laughing by, and cried:
"I enter everywhere." 1 BETTY Picon:
Hffbfff Slupman' l'm not arguing with you-I'm telling you.
MARY CHANDLER' Elizabeth Pfnnrlli.
Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, M- .l- SHUMAN3
who sums the treasure that it carries hence?
Mary Cltmmni He profits most who serves best.
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has
its valug' As the sun colors flowers. so does art
La Fontaing. color life. Sir john Lubbock.
CARM COLEMAN! MARION URLING:
Know then that I consider brown What you call hearty appetite
For ladies' eyes, the only color, I feel as Hunger's savage tooth:
And deem all other orbs in town And, when no dinner is in sight,
lCompared to yoursl opaquer, duller. The dinner bell's a sound of ruth.
Chrixtopher Morley. Lewis Carroll.
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One night, sinking into my favorite arm-chair to rest my weary bones, I
began thinking about the good old school days.
Now, let me see, there was Rachel Hall. She certainly has become famous as
a writer. I consider All Thir and Then Some and The Draper of Bath, both best-
sellers, her best. And then there was Connie Russell, whom I heard play Concerto
in Z Minor by Inoe Itzlouse not long ago at a concert. How many times 'I have
cheered for the all-girls' football team, "The Fighting Femmes", since four girls
were members of the famous Junior class-Jeanne Friesell, Harriet Fleming,
Jane Wood, and Joanne Bradford.
Several of the girls own or work in shops. Betty Bier is proprietress of
a restaurant fthe food is fairl known as the "Bier Garden," while Virginia Reine-
man is the bouncer. Dorothy Todd is a designer of hats-"Todd's Toppers are
Tops." And Nancy Donaldson owns a swank dress shop, there is nothing under
two hundred dollars, which explains why I haven't seen Nancy lately.
Suzanne Offill-poor girl-has nearly killed herself by spending ten years
translating I-Iomer's Odyrrey in live lines of iambic pentameter, one line of dac-
tyllic hexameter, ten lines of iambic tetrameter, and every hundredth line rhyming.
Mary Lou Heidenkamp, the most famous of our group, was the first woman
President. fShe succeeded F. D. R. after his sixth term.J Betty Morris, Republi-
can, ran against her. Mary Lou, you remember, was the one who changed the
number of hours in a day from twenty-four to twenty-six because "Then we'll
have more time." Peggy Wentzel is a famed surrealist painter. Her most famous
painting is of a fur-lined bathtub filled with tears of a human eye which is pinned
to a cloud. The picture is entitled "Sadness," Jane Hartman recently arrived
from Europe with her, let me see, eighth husband, Count Haugleitzfeldt. Count-
ess Jane centainly gets around. Every time I look in a magazine I see Nancy Jane
Gellatly's face grinning at me from a Dentilene Toothpaste ad. The other day,
to my great surprise, I saw Dorothy Keally, now Mrs. Gerald Smith, with her
six husky sons.
Quite a few of the girls have found success on the stage, screen, or radio.
Libby McNary has taken the place of Irene Rich on the Welch's Grape Juice
program. And Dorothy Lind can be heard every Monday through Friday at
five-fifteen P. M. on the program "This Path Called Life" sponsored by "Friskies."
Betsy Ann Wright is heard singing and swinging her way over the air waves every
Wednesday night with Len Giller's band. Marcella McNulty, comedienne, was
star of such extravaganzas as "Step on Your Toes" and "It's Up to You," which
reminds me that Helen Bradshaw and Betty Ann Metz wrote the tunes for these
shows. The Bradshaw-Metz combination has turned out such hits as "Orchid
Orchids" and "Down in Denver." Carol Johnston, now Carole Bombard, was
Glamour Girl of 1950. Cynthia Hoeveler has won for eight consecutive years the
Academy Award. Her latest triumph is "The Snows Came," a bold, adventurous
story of Alaska. And Janet Kuehner, or should I say Janette, is the lucky wife of
Byrone Powerhouse, handsome movie hero.
But now, enough of this reminiscing. It's time for me to put the children
to bed. A. G.
Twenty-fi-ug ELLISIAN FIELDS
TI-IE SOPHOMORE ROLL CALL
And often datesg
We love to teaseg
With curly hairg
"Falls" with gleeg
Her curled eyelashesg
Does many thingsg
Is lots of fung
Gee Gee's nose
Goes up at proseg
Our hearts with grinsg
Pee Wee's neat,
W'ith voice discreetg
To put on glovesg
But, oh! what vim!
To all the showsg
To many dancesg
Is good at sportg
To save her eyesg
This is the call
Of Sophomores all!
T'Wfm3"-M0511 ELLISIAN FIELDS
MARILYN ANDERSON is as nice as nice can be.
She wants to be a nurse, but we think
she'll end up with P. D. in the church.
MARIAN BABCOCK is very obliging. She wants
to be an organistg we think she will run
a vegetable stand.
POLLY BICKEL is now too, too crazy about
"you know what." She wants to be a typ-
ical housewife, but we think shefll be a
BETTY BROWN is an unforgettable girl. She
wants to be a glamour girl, but we think
she'll spend her life hunting white
ELLEN BUCHANAN is a screwy duck. She wants
to be a nurse, we think she hasn't the
ANN FAIR is a brilliant student, and art work
is what she wants to major in when older.
She'll probably be a stenographer.
ALINE FOSTER is an all-around friend. She
wants to be a psychologist, but she will no
doubt be a chaperon at West Point.
MARY GELLATLY is chubby and pretty. She
wants to be a trapeze performer-will
probably be a Sally Rand.
PA'r'rY GILLESPIE is now ever forgetful. She
wants to be a great singer, but we foresee
her as a prosperous model.
,GEORGIANNA GILLILAND is a quiet girl. She
wants! to be a fan dancer, but we think
she will be a radio commentator.
CAROL HARDY, with those dreamy eyes, wants
to pose for pictures-will probably take up
modeling for fine millinery.
BECKY HA1'ES is a "scatterbrain." She thinks
she'll be a missionary in Java, but we
think she'll domesticate koala "teddy
CAROL HAYS is an animal lover. When over
twenty-one she'll train cats fso she saysj.
She'll probably end up as a fan dancer.
SUSIE HAYS, the class' star rider, expects to be
a breeder of horses and dogs. We, how-
ever, firmly believe she will end up as the
star performer at the "Greasy Spoon."
JACKIE HEPERLING is now a hilarious student.
She will probably become a Latin teacher,
but wants to be a housewife.
ELSIE HILLIARD is, at present, "chatterative"g
but when older, we see her as a well-paid
crooner over the radio. She aspires to be
a Metropolitan Opera star.
AUDREY HILLMAN is one of those "Flora Dorasf'
She wants to be an aviatrix, but the class
think she'll be "The Matron of the Gay
VIRGILIA INGRAM is a smart, nice girl. She
wants to be an interior decorator, but
sheill probably help entertain soldiers at
JANET KETCI-IUM is now a studious pupil. She
wants to be a kindergarten teacher, but
we picture her as the man-hunter who al-
ways gets her man.
JoY KINNEMAN is "quick on the trigger." She
wants to be a storekeeperg we think she'll
be a member of the "Saucy Sisters' Semi-
annual Sewing Circle."
NANCY LIST is a scatterbrain who wants to be
a business woman. She will probably be a
mother with ten kids.
MARCIE MCCAI-'FREY is very vague. Although
she wants to be a "Betty Co-ed," we
prophesy that she'll be a demure chaperon
at Shadyside dances.
JACKIE MERCER is always giggling. She wants
to be a nursery-school teacher, but will un-
doubtedly be the wife of a minister.
ISABELLE MILLER, who is thin and small. would
like to be thin but tall. Perhaps she'll be
short and fat.
ANN RAYMOND now is a fickle flapper. She de-
sires to be a fashion designer, but we pic-
ture her as grabbing a sixth husband.
STELLA REINEMAN is a day-dreamer. She would
like to be a nurse, but will probably be an
JANE ROBINSON is one who dreams of her great
ambition to be an artist, but we see
nothing more exciting for Jane than paint-
ing the kitchen chairs.
ELEANOR ROWAN is a serious girl who wants
to be a loving wife. We think, "Can it
DOROTHY SHEPARD is now a miraculous stu-
dent. She wants to be a sales girl in a
dress shop, but we see her knitting for the
PA'r'rY SIAERRARD is now a daring young blonde.
She lS going to be a Sunday School teacher,
although she wants to be a detective.
DOROTHY JAYNE SMART is a swell companion.
She aspires to be a debutante, but will
probably run a Chinese laundry.
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES
FIFTH AND S XTH GRADES
TH RD AND FOURTH GRADES
FIRST AND SECOND GRADES
MISS CUSHMAN'S TALK
Today in the gymnasium Miss Cushman
talked to us about the wonderful work of Dr.
Grenfell. In Labrador and Newfoundland the
conditions are really awful. Can you imagine
a man crawling around with a snowshoe on his
hands and one foot, carrying the other behind?
Dr. Grenfell has a wonderful hospital and they
try not to turn anyone away. When someone
has appendicitis they have a dreadful time
getting to them. Even some of the men have
to harness themselves up and pull the sled
with the dogs. Miss Cushman was Dr. Gren-
fell's secretary for eight years. She said he is
wonderful. One man started telling them his
troubles and it turned out that his main trouble
was with his eyes. That happens to a lot of
them because the sun on the snow gives a
bright glare. So Dr. Grenfell gave him his
glasses and for once he saw some of the things
Dr. Grenfell saw. To help in such a way is a
So Miss Cushman brought her talk to an
end and I think I shall always remember Dr.
Grenfell and his work in the north.
-Marian Rodgzrx, Fifth Gradz.
NIGHT AT FOX CHAPEL
In the trees
Like an owl.
-Lynne Saudzr, Firrt Graje.
SHE WAS REAL
One day my friend, Martha, and I went
downtown to buy a doll. I saw a woman put
her child on a doll counter while she went to
buy something else. We wandered from coun-
ter to counter looking at dolls. I wanted a
Russian doll, and Martha wanted an Irish
doll. We could not agree on one doll, so we
didn't get either'one. Finally we came to the
counter where the woman had put her child.
Martha said, "What a sweet doll. How much
is she?" I said, "Martha, that is a real child."
Later I told her about the woman leaving her
child on the counter.
-Louise Tottzn, Sixth Grade.
Moscow is in Russia
With all its pretty things.
Germany owns East Prussia,
Where peasants sing.
And there is Texas
Where cowboys are roamingg
And when the horses are at rest
The cowboys sing at gloaming.
-Martha jan: Furry, Fourth Grade.
SLIDING DOWN MOUNT RAINIER
Last summer our family made a tour of the
West. Of course, we had a good time every-
where, but we had more fun at Mount Rainier.
Washington, than anywhere else.
We arrived at the inn at about eight-thirty
A. M., from Seattle. As soon as we could, we
got breakfast and hired a guide to take us up
to the glacier. Before we could start we had
to put on heavy boots and socks, and "tin"
pants, which are really just waxed trousers.
Then with our alpenstocks and sun glasses we
started up toward Paradise Glacier.
In about an hour we reached the glacier and
the guide told us to sit down, fold our arms,
and slide. It took all our courage to start, but
before we were down we were laughing! We
had walked two miles part of the way up and
down a mountain to slide three hundred feet!
-Ruth W irk, Eighth Gradz.
The crocodile is very wise,
In Florida, with all his wives
He lives, but yet his greasy eyes,
N'er beheld the leaden skies,
Dizzily packed with Starflakes,
Out of Nowhere,
The crocodile is soft as felt.
He wears a bright embroidered beltg
But yet his skinny claws ain't felt
The clinging frail hands of snow
Strong with the strength of age,
Out of Nowhere
-Lindsay Firth, Eighth Grade.
I have a very cute black and white dog.
One day she was not able to get upstairs by
herself. Then came a time when she decided
to try it. I was upstairs and I called and
called her but she would not come until her
mother came up. Then Pepper lthat is the
dog's namej stood at the bottom of the stairs
and whined. Finally she came upstairs.
-Anne Pierre flllzn, Fourth Grade.
Once upon a time there was a man. He was
going to go to town. And buy a new suit and
surprise his wife. She did not know that he
was going to buy a new suit. So he went out
to his car and got in it.
He drove to town.
He got a new suit. It was red and white
check. He thought it was a very nice Suit.
So he rode half way home and as he rode
over a bridge he threw away his old suit.
He looked in the back of the car and his
new suit was not there. He had to go home
in his underwear. And he did surprise his wife!
-Eleanor Anne Foster, Fourth Grade.
You who dwell in the sky,
We are all gathered here for the Great Thanks-
0, you who are in the sky,
We thank you for the earth.
We thank you for the food and clothing.
See, we throw tobacco on the fire.
May the tobacco burn, and make smoke
To go up to the heavens.
And carry our words with it.
We thank you for the animals,
As our friends, and for clothing.
We thank you for our good crops, our corn,
And berries, for our medicines, and fruit.
O, you who are in the sky,
We thank you for the good fishing.
We thank you for the birds,
For their singing, for their feathers.
For our homes, our children, our papooses.
We thank you for our trees,
The birch bark, to make our boats,
And the maple tree, for its syrup.
For the rivers, for the valleys,
For all the earth, the sky, the moon, and
For the rain, and the sun, and the fiowersg
For our summer, when our food will grow,
For our harvest-
We thank you for everything, for the whole
Please, Great Spirit, give us all these things
As long as the earth endures.
The snow is falling all around
Like little fairies on the ground.
The snow, it fell all night long
And in the morning it was there
With snow flakes dancing in the air.
-.dniea Walker, Fourth Grade.
Sinbad is four years old. He came to me
when I was sick and jumped up on my bed.
He chews balls and once he got four little
balls in his mouth at once. Then he carried
them to a chair and dropped them there for
someone to throw. I take him for a walk every
day. -Dorothy Swan, Second Grade.
Drake was a pirate, a great man untold.
He robbed Spanish ships that were loaded with
Elizabeth dubbed him as Sir Francis Drake.
He was a great man and there's no mistake.
-Nola Dorbritz, Fifth Grade.
GREAT DAN ES
One day some friends brought a stray Great
Dane to our house. We kept him for two
days. At night time he howled like a wolf.
My own dog, Zenda, fought with him. Zenda
is a Great Dane, too. Zenda and the stray
dog made a terrible noise when they ate. The
dog stayed two days and someone came for him.
-Nina Clemson, Second Grade.
THE EASTER BUNNY AND
There was a little girl who wanted a kitten.
She had been asking her mother for one. Her
mother said, "I have looked all over the pet
shop and I can't find one." To her surprise
the Easter Bunny brought her a little kitten.
lt was a little white fuzzy kitten.
-Kathleen Horne, Second Grade.
HANS AND .IAN
Once there were two boys. Their names
were Hans and Jan. One day they were play-
ing with their dog, Hitty. They heard a noise.
It was their sister. She said, "Come here a
minute. My shoes are gone. Have you seen
them?" "No," said Jan. "Then what shall I
do?" said the sister. "We will make some for
you," said Hans.
-Sue Crandall, Fourth Grade.
There was once a young girl named Sue
Who never, no never, was blue.
She wasn't in need,
She had books to read,
But she quite often had the "ker-chu."
-Sue Hare, Eighth Grade.
There was a young man from the city
Who thought that to lie was a pity.
But once he was caught
With "the goods" on his lqt,
And he never thought once of that ditty.
-Caroline Hartwell, Eighth Grade.
There was a young lady called Letty
Who'd put all she had on a betty.
Her end's sad to tell,
For she went down to -,
In a shower of scarlet confetti.
-Lindsay Firth, Eighth Grade.
There once was a very young colt
Who belonged to a fellow called Holt.
This horse was a freak,
And his stomach was weak,
So he died from a very bad "colt."
-Betty Blackburn, Eighth Grade.
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The rain was softly splashing on the roofs.
The autumn night hung black with haze
And all was quiet in the town except
The muffled striking of a near-by clock,
Which gave the hour to be half-past
And there was no one on the streets except
A gray, old man with weather-beaten face,
VVith shaky, knotted hands, unsteady legs,
VVho clutched a sturdy cane, and slowly
Along the narrow street of fog and haze.
The old man feebly walked until he saw
The glimmer of light across the street,
And heard faint music wafted through the
Then slowly, timidly the old man crept
Up to the window, sparkling bright with
Gay music, laughter, happiness within,
While outside all was blacker than be-
The old man stood and watched with wist-
ful eyes, ,
The swinging skirts and fiying tails pass
Then rubbed his care-worn eyes and deep-
And clutched his sturdy cane and slowly
Along the narrow street of fog and haze.
Ann Griswold, Junior.
THE LAST AM EN
As darkness fell upon the lofty hills,
The country settled slowly down to rest.
And in the lonely barn across the road
A figure stealthily slunk along the floor
And slipped with quiet step through
Creeping, crawling like a huge, black cat.
Then, suddenly he came upon a man
Who was kneeling, wrapped in a prayer of
Who heard not, that which was behind.
The creeping figure in the darkness raised,
And stood upright behind the kneeling
He lifted high his arm above his head,
And on the wall was caught a brilliant
A gleam of cold steel brandished in the air.
Then downward, like a hawk on wing
Upon its unsuspecting, lively prey.
The blade sank in and coolly did its work.
The poor man uttered not a word but
And on his lips was heard a low amen.
The murderer laughed when he saw his
VVhen he saw the large pool of cold, red
Laughed as a madman who has just es-
From prison gates whose massive doors
Then, he was gone without a single trace,
Gone out into the night to face his God:
To spend long years in never-ending tor-
He ever saw that haunting face of death,
And always heard that last, low, hoarse
Joanne Bradford, junior.
The sky was blue overhead, but down on the busy street few people noticed it as
they hustled here and there, in buildings and out, crossing streets, dodging cars and busses.
A large, double-decked bus, filled to capacity, heaved into sight and deposited at the
curb several people. Among them was a dark-haired, green-eyed girl. As she descended
her hand fiew up just in time to save her dark blue sailor hat from being rolled down'the
street by the mischievous wind. Her blue skirt swirled about her as she lightly ran into
a nearby building.
A little farther on a young man sauntered out of a newspaper office and leaned him-
self against an electric light post. He lighted a cigarette, and for some time stood gazing
absently down at the pavement. His black hair had the "patent leather" look, and the
wind found it impossible to disturb it. In a little while he grabbed the cigarette out of
his mouth, threw it on the ground and impatiently stamped on it. Looking up, his face
brightened as a buxom blonde, with too much rouge on her face, made her way through
the crowd to him. As they talked, she waved her red-tipped fingers in explanation.
And finally he grabbed her arm and together they strolled off, and were soon lost in
Now, looking in another direction I saw sweeping toward me a large middle-aged
woman swathed in rich furs, who was being made to walk faster by a clean, brown and
white, wire-haired fox terrier which tugged and gasped at its leash. The furs went
bobbing by me and soon they, too, were swallowed up by the throngs of people.
Ann Griswold, Junior.
ELLISIAN FIELDS Thirtyezght
AND THEY CALL HER "BO0TSIE"
She slung herself over the doorstep carelessly, rushing up to me with her friendly
greeting. My first glance made me think her disgustingly sloppy, but my second made
me aware of how well this sloppiness became her. Her hair was pushed back and caught
roughly in a huge baretteg her uniform was tied around her middle like a sack of grain,
her shoes were filthy and their strings knotted many times, her knitting bag hung
listlessly half-open over one arm. She was calling happily to friends and often her
contagious laugh rose to a shriek. Finally, when she bounded up the stairs, dropping her
knitting bag and leaving her glasses with me, I thought what fun it must be, being
Bootsie. Patty Hare, Senior.
Paul is a boy of only ten years, but his character is already strikingly individual.
He is not at all handsome. In fact, he is very common-looking, with very big brown
eyes, sandy-colored hair, and a slightly large nose. Everyone calls him "foghorn," and
after one has heard him speak, one doesn't need to know why. This boy also speaks
entirely too ofteng no matter what subject is brought up, he always gets his word in.
These words are big words too, words he couldn't possibly read or spell. Moreover he
is intimate with everyone in the neighborhood from the maids and chauffeurs up to the
people who always have their names in the society columns. Wherever he goes, he
gains new friends immediately. I suppose this is because of his friendliness and also a
certain indescribable charm which makes one feel right at home with him. He doesn't
care at all about his appearance. One can dress him up very neatly in a clean Sunday
suit and in ten minutes he will undoubtedly look like a ragamuffin. One teacher described
his heedlessness this way: "As soon as the dismissal bell rings, there is a swishing
sound and I see Paul rushing out the door with papers scattering from his pockets."
Under his magic enthusiasm minor affairs grow into vivid and colossal events. Still,
he likes people and knows how to get along with them. I think this is the reason helis so
happy and seems to be squeezing a lot out of life. Ann Joyce Cowan, Senior.
The seat just ahead of me on this special New York World's Fair train is being,
off and on, occupied by a sprightly lad of about thirteen years. Evidently he has not yet
acquired the desire to sit in one place for more than five or ten minutes, as he is con-
stantly hurrying in and out of the car, and arguing with his wearied mother and sister.
This young 'gentlemanf Willis Willet by name, has a definitely untidy appearance: his
shirt-tail and tie do not seem to be able to find their proper resting placesg and his gaze
meets those of his fellow-passengers through a mop of unkempt hair, while his socks fall
about his ankles in a most disreputable manner. Since his features are those of a plain
boy, the girls have not yet found him particularly interesting. His mind, ever active and
full of schemes concerning the evasion of certain household duties, fails him in the class-
roomg so he rarely brings home a good report card. When VVillis and his gang get together,
the neighborhood is in a terror, especially when these boys engage in a baseball game,
for their neighbors' windows often get in the way of the boys' well-aimed balls-and
bang! Willis is just a 'regular fellow' so all these characteristics are only natural for a
boy his age. We enjoy having him go with us all the more, because of them, for there's
never a dull moment. Marie Louise Cooley, Sophomore.
Walter Damrosch is a kind, sort of grandfather-like man. In his fine features one
can almost detect the deep feeling of a music-lover. When, after a brief but thorough
explanation of a great master and his works, Dr. Damrosch stands before his orchestra,
baton in hand, his ruddy old face lights up with a serene glow of enthusiasm and delight.
His deepset dark eyes penetrate even through the audience as he raises his hand, opens
his nimble fingers, and draws the tones of delicious melody from the men and women
of his symphony orchestra.
The effort he puts forth to conduct does not deter from his equilibriumg it only
enlightens his heart with earnest satisfaction.
He is bald except for a fringe of fiuffy white hair on his temples and around the
very back of his head. To stretch one's imagination he reminds one of a toad in fashionable
striped trousers, and black coat with tails. VValter Damrosch, however, is a fine, well-
known musiciang modest and home-loving, who loves children and appreciates the works
of all the great composers. This remarkable old man is of good standing and one need
not be reminded of this in order to admire and love him. Patty Cochran, Sophomore.
Thlfiyniflf ELLISIAN FIELDS
A DESERT NIGHT
The sun slipped down behind the edge
Of earth that seemed to form a hedge
Of brown, meeting the sky.
Darkness came o'er you like a chill
Fresh off a barren frigid hill
Compared to the heat of day.
The Milky Way shone oh, so bright,
The planets heav'nly clear that night
Hung in a cloudless sky.
The moon had risen, all was cleared
And figures on the ground appeared
Lighted as if by day.
New dunes were formed, old ones had
In grotesque shapes and sizes ranged,
Shaped by the whisp'ring wind.
The night was cold: the wind was high
As through the palm groves with a sigh
It moved o'er desert sands.
Then did we see what's passing by?
Camels outlined against the sky
Loaded with precious goods.
Now soon did come the dawn of day.
The camel train was on its way
To far off, distant towns.
And thus was spent a wondrous night
On desert sands, far out of sight
Of noise and lighted ways.
Gretchen Roemer, Sophomore.
THE SECRET OF THE SEA
He turned his head toward the open sea,
The salt spray stinging his face.
The sunlight danced o'er the foaming
And made bright patterns of lace.
The sky was a bowl of sapphire blue,
With fioating clouds on its rim.
The graceful gulls dipped down from on
Sending thrills of joy through him.
'Twas years since he'd felt that heave and
Years since he'd spun that wheel 'round,
Years since he gazed at those full white
And never such joy he'd found.
From life he'd wrung great fortune and
But heartache and sadness too.
His soul was crushed in the fev'rish world.
No freedom or peace he knew.
But he'd come back to his boyhood dreams
Back to the wide open seag
And there he'd found true peace for his
Peace he thought never could be.
Thus God drew him back to the ocean
When the winds blow strong and free:
And he found there something immortal,
Something God meant him to be.
Margaret Edwards, Sophomore.
Q In a tiny upstairs bedroom, naught could be heard but the gentle and regular breath-
ing of a man, who lay stretched on the bed. Suddenly there was a slight movement in
the darkest corner. Into the shaft of silvery moonlight, coming through the window,
stepped a being dressed in a long, flowing gown of white. It neared the bed with
noiseless tread, one hand upraised as though to strike. It paused as it reached the place
where the sleeping man lay. Then it seemed to gather itself as though to spring.
The form on the bed stirred slightly. "Keep still, will you?" hissed the white-
gowned figure, "I'm trying to kill a mosquito and it's flying 'round your head!"
When lights burn low in nearby lamps,
And shadows seem to lengthen,
In solitude, alone with thoughts,
A character should strengthen.
But oft it seems as one harks back
To thoughts and deeds of yesteryear,
If all is not as it should have been-
Solitude but brings deep fear.
Thus each thought and act should be
Designed to set the conscience free:
That only peace and joy may find
A place secure in reverie.
Joanne Kuehner, Sophomore.
Elizabeth Hooker, Senior.
END OF AUTUMN
The wind sweeps through the vast and
And lifts dead leaves in a swirling spiral
Leaves which just a few short days ago
Blazed with all the royal hues of fall.
Now the cold gray sky shows sharply
The bare and lifeless skeleton of trees-
The gaunt and leafless oaks, the looming
The dry stalks rustle in the frosty air
And twigs snap underfoot on hard brown
A bird of prey ffies silent overhead,
And slowly all grows dark, the night
Barbara Smith, Senior.
Inch by inch, the figure of a man crawled up the perpendicular side of Blacksnake
Mountain. Henry Russell, famed American mountain climber and sportsman, was
attempting to accomplish what had hitherto been considered an almost Impossible feat,
climbing to the top of "Big Blacksnake." . .
"Big Blacksnake" was dangerous to climbers not only because of the high winds
and misty atmosphere which enfolded it, but also because of great masses of insecure,
sliding rocks and stones, which rendered it extremely difficult to maintain a footing.
Many men had started up Blacksnake Mountain, but none had ever returned after having
reached the top.
It was early morning when Henry started to ascend "the big hill."' At first the
going was easy. He made good progress, whistling as he climbed and thinking what a
pleasure it would be to collect the hundred dollar bet which he had made before starting
out to conquer the mountain.
By noon he had climbed a little over one-third of his way. He stopped at a place
where a projecting layer of rock shielded him from the wind and commenced to eat his
lunch. He had come a good part of the way, and so far everything had turned out to his
advantage. But from now on it was a different story. The climbing would be very
treacherous, what with the steepness of the ascent, the rock slides, and the weather, now
clouding up, all taken into consideration.
After repacking his knapsack and shouldering it, Henry again struck out. Time was
fiying, and all he wanted to do now was to get the whole thing over with as quickly as
possible. The higher he went, the harder it was to keep going at a steady pace, however
slowg extreme caution was necessary to know just where to put his foot next. One false
step was all that was needed to send him into a beautiful nose-dive.
Now the ascent was getting even steeper. Henry's breath was coming in quick,
sharp gasps, yet he dared not stop to rest for fear of not being able to regain his footing
and to start out again. As it was, he was barely moving. He pushed slowly on, on, on.
Suddenly, a rock on which his right foot was resting gave way and started to slide.
Groping frantically in a wild effort to gain a support, he lost his balance and went
sliding down the dizzy height amid a torrent of rocks and stones. He tried vainly to stop
himself, knowing that a few hundred feet below him lay the edge of a huge precipice.
To fall over it meant instant death upon plummeting to the ground, thousands of feet
below. But what could he do to check this mad fall? He was hurtling down the moun-
tain side at a terrific rate. If only he could catch hold of something-the brink was fast
approaching-he felt like a boulder-so heavy-
As if in a dream, he felt this heaviness suddenly give way to a strange feeling of
lightness. He felt as airy as one of the numerous pink clouds scattered throughout the
sky. What was happening? To his astonishment he noticed that he was Boating through
space, in much the same manner as that of a man making a parachute jump, except, of
course, that he had no parachute. How unearthly! Instead of hurtling earthward, as he
had been doing only a minute ago, here he was, soaring skyward above mountian
peaks, plains, valleys, and towns. He soon discovered that he could go in any direction
he pleased at his own free will, merely by using his arms. Yes, his wildest dream had
come true. He was flying.
Henry delighted in his newly-developed accomplishment. Testing his powers, he
soared like a bird, until he was far above the highest mountain peak. fHa! He was
even higher than "Big Blacksnake."J Then he went into a nose-dive, dropping so close
to the earth that he practically skimmed the ground.
Flying in and out of the clouds, Henry began to plan an itinerary of his travels.
There was no limit to the places he might visit. First he would make a non-stop Hight
to New York, taking in a bird's-eye view of the Fair as he passed. Of course, he had
no idea whatsoever in which direction New York lay, but this problem was easily solved.
He merely flew higher and higher and higher-so high that below him he could see
the whole United States and part of Canada spread out like a map. Ah, there was New
York, right down there. Now to go into another nose-dive--.
As his earthbound flight gained momentum, Henry felt his airy lightness swiftly
giving way to a dull, heavy feeling. Perhaps the altitude had not agreed with him. Now
he was going so fast that he could do nothing to stop himself. Horrors! He would be
killed instantly upon striking the earth at such a terrific speed. Already he could hardly
breathe, so fast was he tumbling. His head felt like lead, and he was becoming so dizzy
that he could scarcely think. He heard sirens screaming at him and wondered vaguely
from whence they came. It was the wind whistling by his ears as he fell. Faster and
faster he hurtled. Then there was a terrific shock, and all went black.
Henry Russell lay dead at the foot of Blacksnake Mountain.
Mary Lou Heidenkamp, Junior.
Fortyone ELLISIAN FIELDS
The climb had been long and tedious, but the view from the top of the cliff doubly
repaid us for the scratches and bruises we had received in cutting a path through the
brambles and in scrambling over the jagged rocks. Straight before us, stretching farther
and farther into the distance until it finally seemed to merge into the clear, blue sky, lay
the majestic sea in all its glory. Large billows rose and fell on its surface, and ranged
in color from a delicate, pale blue on the top of the swells to a deep, rich tone between
the crests. The waves rolled undaunted into the stony harbor below, and crashed and
roared against the massive rocks which stood defiantly at the entrances before them.
Walls of glittering spray leapt high into the air, and sometimes even we were sprinkled
with a few stray drops. The waters, now foaming and swirling, dashed merrily along
over the golden sands, and then receded quickly to join each oncoming wave as it swept
past the huge boulders at the narrow mouth of the bay. The never-ceasing movement
and untiring power of the sea seemed to inspire us with a portion of its strength, and
we left the summit feeling completely refreshed and full of a new vigor.
-Betty Kohman, Senior.
ALL IN AN EVENING'S WORK
Did you ever try to study with the radio going full-blast, or with a crowd of people
talking in the same room? Well, if you have, you haven't gone through anything!
When Mother and Dad go out, leaving me to see that my three brothers study and
go to bed at exactly nine o'clock, it is really a "howl," Having promised to behave perfectly
and to finish his homework, each one settles down for a quiet evening.
In a few minutes Bobby interrupts me in the middle of a complicated physics problem
to ask whether "Pilgrims" is spelled "P-i-l-g-e-r-i-m-s." I can't imagine why he can't
Figure that out himself, nor why he can't stop chewing that apple in my ear. John wants
to know what Indian tribe lived in Oklahoma. How should I know? I haven't studied
American History for at least four years. In the meantime, Paul comes into the room
and begs me to go outside and dig a hole. A hole! Of all things at this hour of night!
It seems that they are planning to build an underground passage and are trying to get
volunteers to dig. Bobby wants to know how much gummed reinforcements cost. I
tell him that they are, as usual, five cents. The First thing I know there is a swishing
soundg the door slams, and one member has left our happy midst. A few minutes later
I hear Bob playing "Fight for the Glory of Carnegie," on the trumpet, while John accom-
panies on the piano with some other theme. I don't see how anyone within a mile could
resist being moved by the sweet tones which fiow from our home. The predicted quiet
evening has turned out to be the most nerve-wracking and hair-pulling performance that
anyone has ever gone through.
Suddenly I realize that it is fifteen minutes past nine o'clock. Fervently, I pray that
all will .go well. I call them and threaten nothing short of bloody murder if they are
not in bed in ten minutes. There is a trampling of feet on the stairs, followed by a long
silence, interrupted only by a few snickering laughs. Having given them plenty of time.
I go into their rooms to say "good night." On entering one room there is a loud crash, and
something strikes me on the head. It is only a tin cup, a few toy automobiles, and several
wooden blocks. When I open Paul's door, I hear a chorus of "boos" as they all jump out
of the closet, and I nearly jump out of my shoes. They follow this coup d'etat by shouts
of victory, since they have at least annoyed me and succeeded in making me quite angry.
When they all settle down the house seems like a tomb. It's all in an evening's work.
-Ann Joyce Cowan, Senior.
The shades of night fall softly o'er the Rays of light shoot o'er the sky-
A sky d -ft, b As the sun rises on new high.
s ay goes ri mg y. . - -
The stars put forth their everlasting light Lofty trees dw and flgh'
As day glides onward into night. AS 3 breeze S095 Whlfllng by-
'Plihe mooiiqa ball of yellow mist- Flowers dipped in dew
ises in u gory.
And a stream, far below that myriad Reflect upon a'ak?0fb?'1e
world Clouds-fleecy white-hide a sun, hot and
Reflects a meteor that through the heav'ns bright.
was hurled, All this-God's World.
A maze of light that twinkles ever on-
Till comes the dawn. -Marcella McNulty, Junior.
ELLISIAN FIELDS Forty!-wo
The mighty Pittsburgh bowl is overfiowed
NVith row on row of eager football fans.
The crowd's ablaze with flags and cos-
The bands blare out with songs of Pitt
And now, a mighty cheer goes up from
The stalwart teams are running on the
They look like giants even from afar.
The captains toss the coin to start the
Gurczenski wins the toss and Pitt kicks
A mighty boot by Thurbon down the field.
It soars aloft, far over Yurchey's head.
Beyond Kerklewski's waiting arms, it
But finally, Al Fedorchak brings it down
And dashes toward the waiting Pitts-
He nimbly dodges Kish's flying rush.
Gradisek fails to tackle, so does Ben.
Huge Narick fails to pull him down to
Dear mel He slips from Cassiano's grasp,
But, crash! He's thrown by Sinco's clutch-
Then on the pile Grevelis throws himself.
Then Kracum and Sekela, one by one.
Repeat this same procedure fifty times
And you have football as it's played todayg
But me, I'll take the movies anytime!
-Connie Russell, Junior.
A RETURN OF A NATIVE
The sun was bright, the air was pungent with the fragrant odors of the numerous
wild flowers, and the whole countryside of this section of southern Italy portrayed peace
and tranquillity. An old, withered lady sat on the porch of her little villa nestled on the
mountain side. Her knotted fingers moved swiftly as she knit on a woolen sock, her
eyes gazing on the blue ocean below her which met the horizon in the distance. Behind
her the snow-capped Apennines raised their peaks like outstretched arms to meet the
tufts of cumulus clouds lazily drifting along. Q
In the stillness of it all the keen ears detected a faint beat, like that of a horse. It
was strange that anyone might be coming to this lonely spot. After several minutes the
horseman appeared on the twisting, rocky road. As he reached the entrance to the
dwelling, he leaped from his mount and ran up the path to the waiting hostess. His
clothes were immaculate, his face was young and handsome: he walked with an even,
manly gaitg his whole aspect was military. In fact, he did wear the uniform of an officer
of the Brown Shirts, and his sabre hung sheathed at his side.
As he approached the elderly woman he laughed, knelt at her feet, and kissed her
hand. "Oh, l'Allegra, Grandmother, dear one! How I have longed to see you. Grand-
mother, don't you see? It's I, Tony!"
"Tony? No, not Tony. Letters, here. The government has written me. Tony is
dead-he died in the battle of Salamanca three years ago. He can never come back to
me like this. But each evening I feel he is near me as I sit watching the sun on the
The lad jumped up and took the grayed head between his hands and looked deeply
into the dimmed eyes.
"Oh, l'Allegra, but it is Tony. Please, please! Here, my ring, see? The very one
Father gave me years ago. It bears his signet. I was wounded in Spain and during
all those days of agony I longed for you and prayed to come back here. And you see I
have come back, l'Allegra, and this afternoon we'l1 watch together all the white sails and
red sails on the ocean that washes at our feet. Do you see, Grandmother? You and I,
together in the world.
The wrinkled face glowed with a look of relief, joy, and incredulity. Then, slowly,
her head sank down on her breast and her hand loosed its clasp on the young man's arm.
The sun was going down in the West: the air was pungent with the fragrant odors
of the numerous wild flowers, and the whole countryside of this section of Southern Italy
portrayed peace and tranquillity. Barbara Flinn, Senior.
Fortythree ELLISIAN F11-:Los
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TI-IE ELLIS GUILD
Huff' Rnfrz Sue ll.ne, .Xnne Wilson. Mary Gellally. Rachel llall. Party llaie.
lfmnl Rua" ,lane Vlooil, .lo .Nnxie lilatlloid, Helly Morris. Mary l.on l'enlenl..nnp,
The lillis Guild is an organization created two years ago, for the purpose
ol carrying on all the charitable work of the school. The Guild has its own
checking account and all I'IlOIlCy made goes into it.
Xlany interesting projects have been carried on this year. .-X bake-sale
was given at the first meeting of the l'arent-Teacher's association in Novem-
ber. The bake-goods were contributed to the Guild by volunteers from
each class. Through the generosity of the mothers, a profit of almost forty
dollars was made. Next, picture magazines and children's books, collected
from the girls. were taken to the XYornan's and Children's hospitals respective-
ly. After hearing Mr. hlcliinney, founder of l'ittsburgh's "l3oy's Town,"
the girls wanted to help him by giving the "Town" some useful gift. :Xc-
cordingly. ten soccer, volley, and basketballs were repaired and added to the
"Town's" gymnasium equipment. .-Xt Christmas. the Guild asked each girl
from the fifth grade through the twelfth to be responsible for bringing a ten
cent child's gift. The girls responded beautifully and nine hundred and
thirty-seven gifts were shipped to the Caney Creek Community center to
help furnish some of the 60.000 less fortunate mountain children with the
belief in Santa Claus.
Bigger and better projects are under way and in time we hope to make
this organization one ol wlnch the school and community will be proud.
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llolvrnson. l'.l-ie llitlli.utl. C11-ovylaiia Gilliland. liorothy Lind. lNl.nie Lon Cooley. lierlty llays. Klart Lon
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llvltn law- liinlti-y. Helly Brown. liatlinia Flinn. Mary C'h.tndlei,
In-I Ruff" l'.ttty fotlivaii. .-'Xnne Wilson. Louise Shanahan. lfinxieee Alfoitl. l'ili7.ilit-th llot-lui, l'ttti Ilan.
Xntlufx llillman, Ann R.4ymontl.
.Ks the curtain falls on the last aet of the 'l'hresholders for the year
IWW-l'l4ll. the senior Drarnatie elub. reviewing the productions of the year.
feels that its efforts have not been in vain. The plays. whether they were
comedies or tragedies. have all left an impression on lfllis and on the actors
--for lwetter or for worse.
With Xliss ,lean D. Grey tirelessly directing our dramatic attempts. we
have aimed toward greater success than ever before. and hare. we heliere.
attained it to a great extent hy producing highly eommendable performances.
'I'he eluh has increased its membership to thirty-live. and with this added
talent we consequently helieve it has become a better organization.
'l'he main production of the season was VY. S. fiilherfs mytlioloeieal
comedy. llyglllllffflll and Calalfa. This was presented on December six-
teenth. and was very well-done. The surprise of the Performance was the
sight of at dead fawn upon the stage. tlt was later diseorered to he a very
Certain Fridays of each month are customarily devoted to presentations
hy the lhresholders. This year. the Friday morning audiences witnessed
some line improvisations and interesting one-aet plays. These included
l.IJ'I't'IIl!f'I' and Rrzf Pr'pp1'r and The Rl1ddfIfI1l,fl' in xlrdfzl.
.X business meeting is held the hrst of each month. and this year the elulv
has started a fund for stage improvements. instigated by Xliss Grey. Vie
hope that this fund may grow until it is possible to make those improvements
which will he so helpful to all performances in the future. C. C.
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THE GLEE CLUB
limi' Ruin: llgnlwilxi Sinilh. Klzny line Shninain, Jenifer liarhour, llarriet Flelning, lfrgimcs Alfnul. l'.lw.nlwlIi
MiX.ny. .lane Chess. l':nIy llzire. lietly limnn, Helly Morris.
Thin! Ruff: Ynuinizi Rs-im-niun, Carol tlohnsron, Helly Hier, Patsy Mnfnldy, ,lnnc Wood, lizirlwgngl l"1inn.
Yamini.: Brine. Nlznrella MLNnlly, Suzanne Ofhll,
Sriram! l3n:"': l-,ilu-I Nllllel. Peggy In-e W'enlzel, Dorm-iliy Tntld, jo Anne Bradford, Cynthia llovwlvr, ,Iennnn
l"lu-sell. Huy Nlrlnilie, L'l.n4a llnnlvr, lfnxzeliizi Ilill. Patty Gillespie.
lull Rnrw- llnrorliy l.ind. lhnothy Slwpanil. Connie Russell, Betsy .Nnn Wrigln, Belly Pi-gorir Iilsiv llillmiil.
Xnn Rnyinolnl. Girl-lien Roernel. Mine lfosler. Nlzlry Lon Gillwerl. llclen llradsliaw, Ylrizilm lnizmrn
The l,z1-li-do club. hetter known as the Cilee club. has one of the largest
enrollments among the various organizations in the Ellis school. livery
xYl'LlllCSLllif' afternoon from three until four oicloclc fifty girls meet for the
purpose of singing some well-chosen songs. The members are chosen from
the high schoolg and since the requirements-to be willing to work and sing-
are simple, there is along waiting list this year.
The direction and care of these tifty Voices are in the capable hands ol
Miss Helen Roessing and Miss Katherine Ifllis. These teachers lead the
arduous practicing for the 'flianksgiving and Christmas programs. as well
as the major performances with the Shadyside :X Cappella Choir given
znnmzilly in the Spring. lf. L. QX.
THE FRENCH CLUB
Burl' Ruff: Carol hloltnston. Yirginia Reittentan, Barbara Flinn, Cartnic .latte Coleman, Betsy Ann VVrtgltt. jo
Anne hlcfollouglt. Phoebe Wilson, Barbara Smith, hlary lN1cCnne, .loan Brill, Clara llttnter. ltlargatet
lftlttartls, ,lo .-Xnne Bradford. Connie Russell. llarrict Fletnittp. ,lane Wood. Jeanne l"riv:sell. Marcella
XlcNulty. Betty Morris. Frances Alford. Barbara Binder, Patsy McCrady, Nancy ,lane Gellatly. Virginia
Bruce. ,Mtn Gristvoltl. Sttyztnne Owens. .lanet Knehner.
.llttldlr Rn-rr: ,loanne Kttehtter. Nlztry Lou Heidenkatnp, Nlarion Urling, Patty Cochran. Ann Joyce Cowan.
lilivalsctlt llookcr. .lane Chess, Betty Ann Metz. Rachel llall. Mary Chandler. Betty Kohman, Natalie
Xlercer. Betty Pigott, Betty Brown, Suzattne Oflill, llelen Bradshaw. Peggy Lee Wentzel, Dorothy 'l'0fld.
Firft Rare: Dorothy Lind. Jenifer Barbour. Nancy Donaldson. jane llartman, Dorothy Keally. Satnnttt
llantilton, Mary Lon Gilbert, Mary Lou Cooley, Eleanor Davis, Louise Shanahan, Gretchen Roemcr.
Anne Wilson, llelen Lee Dinkey, Mary ,lane Shuman, Cynthia Hoeveler, Patty llare, Mary Louise
Le Cercle Francais is made up of all the girls in the sophomore, junior,
and senior French classes. lt meets twice during a semester and its policy
is to speak nothing but French during meetings. VVe feel that more is learned
through conversation than otherwise and we try to enforce the ruleg the
penalty for speaking English is one penny Cper phrasel but we always have
some difficulty in collecting these fees. The Christmas party is always a
great success with everyone going home happy with a valuable and highly
treasured gift. The most talked-of event of the French club is the annual
picnic held in late May at Frick park. Last year the Dramatic club and the
.-Xrt club joined with us to make it a bigger and better party. This year we
are again looking forward to it, and we hope that it will be even better than
our highest imaginations make it. hl. T. C.
l'1flNUIIz Et.Ltst,tN ltt.
THE ART CLUB
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lfmlt Rvw: Xliiir I-listttr, Iflt-trim: llxnis. Mary I.tvu Htatfiwltui, Nlmg.ut-t 4l'.tItt'nttls, l'.lrf.nlwt-th Xlt'N,tit,
Ht-tty ltutrtt, l'tilIy Kiniwzti. Ruth Rulwitistm, lt-my 1.4-c XM-title-I.
llmtlli' Rm: l'.ttt5 Lkitltrnti, fXl.uiti:i l'rIiny. Britt' lirtrrrn. Xl,rA,tilt jX1,-,U-M lfltlt- Hillmiti, Mm lktyrrrttgrtr,
Xutirt-t llrllmziiv, 'tim lfzttr. .l.ttit- Ruivivistun.
Irvin! Rum: Holt-ii lftnkt-r. Klart' Wuitlt-l, Xuury limits, Billy litidut-, Sully llilitxmii, Yiir:tiii.t furry.
l't-rm lit-itl.tu. Trtitlt Sttplwiis, Ihnntht' Smith
'lite .Xrt club is an mgztttizzttioti tmdcr the lcztdcrsltip ui the tztctilty
ztdrisctg Xliss Xtilliztms. It is umtttpuscd of girls of all agus. who :irc intcrcstcd
in painting. mtmtlcling, crztfts. or art ztpprccizttimt. The last is upcncd to thtisc
ttttiy' in thc -ittrtiwr and senior classes. and is thc study of tltc ltistwry' of ztrt
trlticlt ittclttdcs ztrcltitucturc. sculptttrittg. and pztitttittg. During the ycztr.
trips. tztkt-it tw the gztllcrics and rztriotts other art Centers in the city, ittclttdt
tltc study of tltc ltttcrttzttitmzil, pcrtttztncttt :tml Visiting exhibits. :md iittcrcst-
ing cxttmplcs of ztt'cltitcctt1rc and sculptttring.
The uiiict-r's for thc ycztr l'?3'7-1940 zirc:
X X'l'Xl.ll-I Xltcitclctt ....... ,l'rf'.ridr11l Ptctam' Lift: xYI'IX'l'Zl'Il,. , . .Srt'2'ffa1't
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IIIINIXX l'illQl.DS litlxlf,
Progress in all things! With that idea in mind the leaders. of the Current
Event groups met last spring to devise ways and means of bringing, to the girls,
greater interest in world affairs.
As a result, the entire upper school was divided into thirteen groups, each
group responsible for one Current Event period. The freshmen planned programs
with their sister class, the juniors, and the sophomores with their older sisters,
the seniors. A committee of three teachers, to serve as judges, was selected.
Originality, content, clarity, and presentation by each group were to form the
basis for selecting the winner at the end of the year.
Besides these programs organized by the students, once a month someone of
outstanding interest was invited to come and speak in assembly.
Early in the fall Miss Gertrude Heard gave us a picture of England on the
eve of the present war. Later Madame Ritz told us of her experiences in Paris
after war had been declared. Judge Schramm explained how the Juvenile Court
attempts to help the youth of our city become adjusted to society. One of the city's
experiments along this line is the Hill City project which was so graphically
explained to us by its leader, Mr. Howard McKinney. Mr. John Pollock, the
business manager for Raymond Massey, gave an entertaining account of the legi-
timate stage, and Mrs. Parry, on her annual visit, told of the latest news of the
stage and screen. Miss Cushing, from the Grenfell mission, described the work
of Dr. Grenfell in Labrador. An interesting health talk was delivered by Dr. Clark,
who made us all wonder just how healthy we really were. Last of all the Hampton
Institute singers paid a visit.
We feel that we have been extremely fortunate in having such distinguished
people as our guests.
Upon checking up on the class of '39 we find them to be at the following
MARTHA AYRES ..... . Dramatic School in New York City
JANE AUDREY BAKKEN . . Connecticut College for Women
ANN BARRON . . . . . . Bradford junior College
CECELIA BIGGERT . . . Mount Vernon Seminary
BETTY BLACK . .... Hood College
DOROTHY CARTER . . . . The Wheelock School
BIARDIANNE DINKEY . . Connecticut College for Women
DORIS DoDDs . . . Pennsylvania College for Women
MARY Lou DWYER . . . National Park Seminary
ELIZABETH ECKER . .... Duke University
HELEN FLIPPEN . . . Wildcliffe Junior College
MARIANNA Hocc . . Carnegie Institute of Technology
BETTY KING . . . . . National Park Seminary
BETTY LARGE . . . Miss Conley's Business School
ELEANOR LINTHICUM . . . Northwestern University
Lois ANN NAGEL . . Connecticut College for Women
HELEN PETTY . . . . National Park Seminary
NANCY SWEENEY . . The University School
Flfgyphy-gg ELLISIAN FIELDS
Miss Ellis throws open the front door to the two-
dozenth graduating class. CAll others please use
Mrs. McCully begins weeding out the overstuffed
fbrain matter?J physics class.
"What lace launched a thousand ships?" "Statue
of Liberty," says McNary.
Frances Alford elected vice-president of Cooperative
Year Book meeting at Miss Heard's. The staff,
having upset a vase, looks around the apartment
and roof garden and throws in a little business with
Guild officers elected: lo Anne Bradford, Presidentg
jane Wood, VicePresidentg Betty Morris, Treasur-
er: Mary Lou Heidenkamp, Secretary.
Lower school starts--it's a long grind, kiddies.
Bocltius, in physics, decides that excess tape meas-
ure should be used "to tie with."
Flinny finally misses a word in Latin. First
Dramatic Club meeting of year.
Carm, Chandler and Flinny cut classes to "super-
vise" taking of class pictures.
Mrs. jones and Miss Grey take the Seniors to
Hamlet. A wonderful time is had despite Bootsie's
breaking of her beads.
Club pictures taken.
Miss Heard comes back, much to the delight of all,
to tell us her impressions of Europe last summer.
The difhcult year book stall watches the birdie again.
Mr. Howard McKinney, one of the leaders of
Pittsburgh's "Boys' Town," gives a very interesting
talk on the work that has been done in Hill City.
A most successful Alumnae Benefit is given at the
University Club. Certain Seniors prove that they
can be useful.
Mr. Pollack talks on Abe Lincoln in Illinois. First
French Club meeting of the year. Carm does Senior
French class honor.
The junior Dramatic Club gives some excellent
Miss Cushman gives a talk on the Grenfell Mission.
French Club meets at lunch and everyone finally
receives a gift. The Thresholders present Pyg-
malion and Galafea to a capacity crowd--excellent
acting and directing.
Five E.A.A. members miss classes, learning how to
Wonderful Prom at the Twentieth Century Clulr-
thanks loads, juniors.
Everybody returns-sleepy. Indirect lighting bright-
ens up the Study Hall and M. A.
Some very amusing and interesting improvisations
are given by members of the Dramatic Club,
Mrs. Leech talks on Wilson College.
Our friend, Dr. Clark, tells us how to keep well.
"Cyn" meets the little couch that wasn't there.
EA.A. initiationsl l !
Semester reports l
Madame Ritz gives us a very clear picture of the
war and how it is affecting the people of France.
Snow falls and falls and falls. Classes diminished
to half. Valentines hit Seniors. fYear Book goes to
press but we'll try to make a few predictions.J
French Club meets and Sophomores give charades.
Senior Dance at Twentieth Century Club.
Miss Craighead gives a tea for the Seniors.
Back to school fno foolingj.
Shadyside-Ellis Glee Club Concert,
French Club has annual picnic at Frick Park.
28-31 Senior exams!
Class Day-a new Senior class comes in the front
Commencement-please don't forget us.
ELLISIAN FIELDS Fifgy-f0ur
There is a good teacher named Hogg,
Who says we are all in a fog.
When her pupils say, "cur,"
She replies with a slur,
"And what did you say about dog?"
There was a young lady named "Cyn"
Whose pal was a girlie named Flinn.
She would drive teachers wild
And her speech was not mild
But thousands of friends did she win.
There was a young girl named M. J.
As proctor all day she would say,
"Please, girls, don't act badly
Or I will feel sadly -
Inclined to report you today."
BETTY ANN METZ.
There is a young girl named Jo Anne
Whose love for her bed is just grand.
So oft' is she sick,
In her bed does she stick.
When we see her we give her a hand.
It's Pats for whom all of us care,
She's happy and free as the air.
She always likes coke,
But still it's no joke
That Barbie and she make a pair.
And now comes our friend, Helen Lee.
Athletic and witty is she.
She delights in gymnastics,
And does things so drastic,
We cheer for our friend, Helen Lee.
Patty Hare has a nice winning smile,
She comes out well in every trial.
She has dark brown hair
Which is dressed with care,
And has the brains as well as the style.
Barbara Flinn likes basketball,
Even though not very tall.
She is so fast
That she's never last.
Research is her chosen call.
In our class is a girl called Margie,
Who sometimes gets a bit foggy.
To make this rime right,
You needn't be bright.
just speak as our friend, foggy Margie.
There once was a girl called Patricia.
To have a good time was her wish-a.
So she asked each class friend
To see "Gone With the Wind."
VVe thought that was grand of Patricia.
Carmie Jane has such fine gorgeous curls-
And grand conversation unfurls.
She is so sweet,
Her work is so neat,
Carm's one of the nicest of girls.
jane Chess is a girl full of fun.
With her poems we all now are won.
With many a ditty
And all of them witty,
As a music critic she's begun.
Eleanor's a young girl in our class
Whose passion is dancing to jazz.
She wows all the boys
With her charm and her poise
And the girls also think she has class.
Now Clara's another of us.
In history she caused a big fuss.
She wrote on a test
That Caesar, she guessed,
Wrote nothing of value for us.
It's for Binder the boys make a fuss
For she has personality plus.
Her hair is in curls
And her teeth are like Pearls.
We're so glad that she's one of us.
Miss Urling is liked by us all:
She isn't a fat butterball.
With freckles on face
'And setting the pace
She's certainly there "on the ball."
ANN JOYCE CowAN, Senior and
ANNE WILSON, Sophomore.
STUDY IN THURSDAY
CAll characters mentioned are purely fictitious and reference
to any persons, living or dead, is purely coincidentalj
"Well, here it is Thursday afternoon again which means music lesson and excuses.
Let me see-why didn't I practice this week? I'm afraid that one about the yearbook
pictures is becoming slightly overworked. Well, here I am: good luck to myself." I
pause dramatically at the door and then:
"Oh hello, Horatiog ready for me yet?" A sound of pain comes from Horatio, or rather,
Mr. Witherspoon. "Oh, it's you-hello."
Now I clear my throat and begin: "Really, Horatio, I simply haven't had a bit of
time this week for practicing. I',ve been doing my Christmas shopping early, as they
say, fheh, heh,-eh, heh! and we had a terrible theme to write one day, not to mention the
physics experiment, so you see--" or do you, I wonder?
"Oh, I understand perfectly, my pet. Well, since you don't know your lesson, how
about helping me pick out the material for the new robes Cmodel C on page 35 we're
going to have at our church? By the way, I saw you at church last Sunday-don't you
ever stop talking?"
Finally, having decided on the fabric, I go to the piano and play over a sarabande
Cone. to which, I am told, Cardinal Richelieu once dancedl which is very slow and dull
but not slow and dull enough, I learn. After struggling with it several more times without
getting the desired effect, I am promised a piece of chocolate if I get it right. This is
too muchg I finally succeed-only to use my will-power and refuse the candy for obvious
I pass on to Mr. Chopin and think he sounds pretty well, but here again I am picked to
pieces. "No rhythm," I am told. CYou never saw me shag, Witherspoonj. I wrestle with
that for approximately thirty-five minutes and then we decide to go into harmony. After
forty-five minutes of that, everyone's worn, so Horatio, with great streams of perspiration
running down his forehead, decides to call it a day.
Unfortunately for him, I'm going the same way and I pour out my heart to him,
even going so far as to discuss my dieting troubles. With a weary step and a brow
multiplying-with-wrinkles-as-the-Thursdays-go-by, he bids me farewell at the foot of
my hill. I puffingly plod home, thinking to myself that although I'm not so good at
music, still Thursday does help to break up the week. Mary Chandler, Senior.
A HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE
This is a story about you. "You" may be any one of a million people who dread the
thought of those visits to your dentist "at least twice a year."
Today is the day you have been dreading since your last visit. However, you take
yourself in hand and arrive at your destination, shaking and fearful. You take an elevator
to the fourth floor, and hesitantly walk down a corridor to an office three doors down,
and, there, painted in big, black letters is "Theophilus Blotto, D.D.S." You square your
shoulders and walk in, ready to do or die, and terribly afraid it's to die. You no sooner
get in the door than a little, fat, bald man wearing glasses greets you in a tone that drips
with sweetness. "Well, well, and how are you? We haven't seen you for some time.
Take off your coat and hat, and sit right here, please, while I see how your teeth have been
You start to ask him something but he says, "Now don't talk, please." There's a
slight lull while he pries around in your mouth, and then he begins asking questions.
"It's certainly quite a snowstorm we're having, isn't it?" You mumble a distorted "yes,"
and he continues his probing and prattling. "Hmm, I see a little place that needs a bit
of fixing up. Now this won't hurt. Just open a little wider, please. That's fine." Then
he begins drilling. Very shortly he finds the nerve. Apparently that was what he was
after. You begin to slide down in the chair, trying to get away from him, but it doesn't do
any good. "Could you sit a little farther up, please? That's fine." This sliding continues
until he says, "There, that's finished. Now we're ready for the filling. Open a little wider,
please." By actual count he stuffs your mouth with five rolls of cotton. Suddenly you
feel you must swallow or drool. You take a chance on the swallowing and make a noise
like the last swirl of water going out of the bathtub. Then, miracle of miracles, he's
actually finished. You get up, grab your hat and coat, and make a dash to the elevator,
free for another six months. Anne Wilson, Sophomore.
ELLISIAN FIELDS Fiftyrzx
AT THE INTERNATIONAL
"BEFORE THE JOURNEY" "SAINT CHRISTOPHER"
One of the pictures I liked best in the
International Art Exhibit was "Before
the journey," by Fritze Burmann.
A fisherman and his wife, standing on
a few small rocks by the sea, are awaiting
dawn. Along the horizon, light is begin-
ning to appear, but has not yet brightened
the grey sky. The sea is rather calm
except for a few ripples which the soft
morning breeze has kicked up. In the
background a small fishing boat is an-
chored. The fisherman's son is getting
ready to raise her sails for their depart-
The fisherman and his wife both wear
wooden shoes. He wears a white tunic
reaching down to his knees, over which
have been drawn a short-sleeved yellow
jacket and brown trousers. She wears
a brown dress with a brown jacket and a
blue kerchief over her head. Their faces
are worn and they have a rather sad look
in their eyes.
The pink sand bordering the water
makes a lovely contrast with the greyish-
blue, moving water. In the sky there are
a few clouds made pink by the glow of
the rising sun. In the sand, almost in
the water, lies an anchor half buried.
Farther up where the sand is dryer lies a
The picture is very peaceful, yet strik-
ing. One can almost feel the soft breeze
blowing in one's face, smell that good,
salty morning air, and hear the water
lapping against the sand and rocks as it
comes in and out.
Ann Raymond, Freshman.
Certainly, there are many beautiful
paintings in the International exhibit at the
Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. One
which I particularly liked was entitled
"Saint Christopher," painted by a Ger-
man artist, Otto Six. '
The center of interest of the picture is
a great giant upon whose back is a tiny
babe. The picture represents a famed
story about strong Saint Christopher and
how he carried the Christ Child across the
stream. He wondered why the child was
so heavy and this wonder is indicated by
the inquisitive look in his eye. Saint
Christopher is clothed in a dark orange
robe whose folds are so full that it makes
the giant look extremely large. The baby
is dressed in a bright red garment. In
comparison with Saint Christopher He is
very small but the "divine" light of the
halo around his head makes him seem
greater. The stream, through which they
are going, is very rough and the artist
indicates this with little white caps on
the bluish-green water. In the distance
there are hills and village houses.
My reason for choosing this picture is
that I think the idea is a very interesting
one. I also love the brilliant colors and
vivid hues. As a whole this picture is an
excellent one, and tells the story of Saint
Christopher in an expressive way upon
the canvas. Audrey Hillman, Freshman.
SOUFRIERE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
We anchored in the roadstead of Plymouth and made the run to shore in a row boat.
The wee town of Plymouth hangs on the side of a mountain. All of the island of Mont-
serrat is nearly vertical. Three groups of mountains rise steeply up and the tallest peak
is the still volcanically active Soufriere. The whole island contains only thirty-two square
miles. The high mountains halt passing clouds, causing them to drop their moisture and
make the jungle greener.
Montserrat's population of about thirteen thousand negroes speaks with a marked
Irish brogue. The island was largely populated by the Irish in the late sixteen hundreds
and the accent has still hung on.
The semi-active crater of Soufriere is the best sight on the island, but it means a long,
long, walk and one must be energetic to undertake it. It is very interesting on one's way
up the mountain, to look for the cracked walls in the houses, caused by earthquakes. One
may go without danger to the very brink of the crater of Soufriere and look into a vat
of boiling, bubbling stone. The sulphurous steam irritates one's eyes, nose, and throat.
The stench of sulphur is nauseating. One "steps lively" over the steaming fissures to
avoid the terrific heat.
On the climb up the mountain toward Soufriere we were shown thermometers buried
in the ground. These are checked frequently. Whenever the temperature rises it means
trouble, for it indicates further activity in the volcano and probably an approaching
The negroes of Montserrat live with Soufriere on its own terms, rebuilding when their
homes are shaken down and tolerating cracked walls when the quakes are less severe.
Jackie Heberling, Freshman.
Fzftyfeven ELLISIAN FIELDS
SOUND AND FURY
PRICE OF CARELESSNESS
Hz: "They've dropped anchor again." I
She: "Serves them right. They've had it
dangling over the side all morning."
ferry: "Yeah, my banker has put me back
on my feet."
George: "Good enough. Did he renew your
jerry: "No, he foreclosed on my car."
A FAST ONE
Old Gentleman: "How much do I owe you
for this treatment for deafness?"
Doctor: "Three dollars."
Old Gzntlzmauz "Did you say four dollars?"
Doctor: "No: five dollarsf'
"It's scandalous for that farmer to charge us
S10 for towing the car only three or four miles."
"Never mind, dear." said the other girl, "he's
earning it-I've got the brakes on."
OLD STUFF TO HIM
The teacher of a class of youngsters was very
much annoyed by a pupil who was studying
with his mouth open.
"Frankie," she said sharply, 'fyour mouth is
"Yessum," said the boy blandlyg "I know.
I opened it myself."
From schoolboy's examination paper: "The
Armistice was signed the Ilth of November,
1918, and since that time there has been two
minutes' peace each year."
Guest in Hotel: "Manager, please send me
up a full-length mirror."
Maitrf d'Hotel: "Why, there is a half-length
mirror in every room."
Guest: "That's just the trouble. Twice al-
ready I've gone down to the dining room with-
out my trousers."
A NUTTY PROBLEM
An inmate of an asylum had been given a
hammer and nail. He placed the nail head
first against the wall and started hammering.
Seeing he was getting no results, he said to his
'The bird who made this nail is crazy. He
put the point on the wrong end."
4'Oh, no!" replied the other. 'fYou're the
one that's crazy-this nail goes in the opposite
Parson: "How did you get that black eye,
Mrs. Robins: "Well, sir: me 'usband came
out of jail on his birthday."
Mrs. Robins: "And I wished 'im many 'appy
Friend: "Why have you given the general
such a peculiar pose?"
Sculptor: "You see, it started as an equestrian
statue, and then the committee found they
couldn't afford the horse."
"I suttingly hopes I'se sick," groaned Rastus.
"I'd sho hate to feel lak dis when I'se well."
O O O
WHO'S WHO AMONG THE CONTRIBUTORS
F. L. A.. . . ........ Frances Alford M. J. S. .......... Mary jane Shuman
M, T. C.. . . .... Mary Chandler J. A. B. .... ....... J o Anne Bradford
B. N. S.. .. .... Barbara Smith C. J. C.. .. . . .Carmie jane Coleman
A. G. ..... .... A nn Griswold V. T. B. .............. Virginia Bruce
M. McC.. .. ..... Mary McCune N. A. M. ............ Natalie Mercer
E. H. .............. Elizabeth Hooker
The editors of the 1940 ELLISIAN FIELDS wish to thank each advertiser for his
assistance toward the making of this year book. Needless to say, if it were not
for the advertisers we would have no book at all.
Much appreciation goes also to the Trinity Court Studio for its promptness,
cooperation, and, above all, its excellent photography.
We wish to express further gratitude to the following for their assistance:
Miss Anna Pierson, Miss Sally Tarbell, Miss Dorothy Manning, Frances Alford,
Ann Joyce Cowan, Ann Griswold, Rachel Hall, Patty Hare, Betty Morris, Barbara
Smith, and Anne Wilson.
Glass of nineteen lrunclrecl ancl forty
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Department Store OF
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Cor. Penn Ave. and Wood St.
Churchill 0143 Wilkinsburg, Pa.
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Garage and Service Stations
Beechwood Boulevard at Wilkins Ave.
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Penn 6, Denniston Avenues
Phone: EMerson 9832
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233 Oliver Avenue
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Fresh and Smoked Meats
Fish and Poultry
2017 Murray Ave. Hazel 2421-22
PHONE GRANT 8700
Mcflutcheon, McKelvy 81 Durant
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A delightful place to shop for
FINEST FRESH FRUITS
GROCERIES - MEATS
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5435 Walnut Street, Shadyside
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NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL
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Transfer and Storage Company
3460 FIFTH AVE. 7535 PENN AVE.
Cor. McKee Place Cor. Braddock Ave.
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What Is Conservative Banking?
' It is the kind which considers profits for
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directors who have business morality, in
connection with experienced judgment in
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from its profits ample reserve funds to ab-
sorb the losses of abnonnal conditions or
mistakes of judgment, without affecting the
safety of deposits.
PEOPLES-PITTSBURGH TRUST CO.
In the center of college activities Forbes Street and Meyran Ave.
The Oldest Trust Company in Pittsburgh-Established 1867-Member Federal Reserve System
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