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ELMIRA, NEW YGRK
SHANK BUSINESS MANAGER
a mere summary of events
a formal portrait ot campus activity
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VVhen you attempt to confine between the covers of one book traditions, club activities, and
classes, it is difficult to record intangible as well as tangible results of our college years. Yet
one of those very traditions is to publish yearly a yearbook of our college annals.
College means something different to each one of us. But the program is so varied, that each
girl, no matter what her tastes, upon coming here, soon finds herself Htting into the scheme of
things, thus maturing her own personality through the four years as well as adding something
to the leadership of the college. Nevertheless, it is not to be supposed that social activities
monopolize the stage entirely, for from all sides come reports that alumnae are justifying their
positions of leadership by the fund of well-founded academic knowledge derived from these halls
of learning. It is a well known fact that the standards of scholarship at Elmira are substantially
higher than those of the majority of universities and colleges.
The doctrine that education should be made interesting is fulfilled by the well-rounded group
of allied activities found here. Departmental clubs add enjoyment to knowledge. Thespis affords
an opportunity to put into practice the latent talents of students of speech and dramatics. Not
among the least of the activities which sustain the interest of a great portion of the student body
is the Glee Club, whose membership has reached the limited one hundred. A student government
which really functions efficiently adds an element which makes the students feel that they are
justly ruled. Through Y. VV. C. A. and E. C. S. A. opportunities for social service are furnished.
Those literary bent meet a chance of fulfilling their talent through the many positions open to
them on Octagon, the bi-monthly school newspaper, Sibyl, the tri-annual literary magazine, and
More intangible and yet as fundamental are the traditions which are the background of our
college culture. VVe feel that newer colleges do not have these delightful customs and proven
conventions which are the very essence of tradition. From the charming May Day of old, which
centered about the lake, May Day has spread to its present grandeurg but the lovely custom and
method' of choosing the May Queen each year is still a link with the past. Cap and Gown Day
is another honored custom which is well-grounded in the past. Class banquets are newer in our
annals, but they, too, will become traditions in the years to come.
VVe are proud of our college and we are conhdent that such knowledge of it which finds its
way into the consciousness of the nation is honorable and worthwhile.
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YQLII' Light and Leading
'TLMIRA COUIGE 'Q
S, A. PQTT
DR. FRANCES M.
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Becaluse you Understand
A.B., M.S. University of Miclxigang MS., Pl1.D., B.A.,
Professor of Chemistry
MARY M. BELDEN
A.B., Oberling Ph.D., Yale
M. Amfire Harris Professor of English Literature
M.A., Ph.D., University of Berlin
Professor of German Languagf and Literature
A.B., Wellesleyg M.A., Ph.D., Cornell
Professor of History
A.B., Smithg M,A., Pl1.D., University of Colorado
Professor of English Lileralnre
DOROTHY ANNE DONDORE
M.A., State University or Iowag Pl'x.D., Columbia
Professor of English
GROVER C. T. GRAHAM
A.B., William Jewellg A.lVl., Brown
Profssrar of Economifs
E. MARGARET GRIMES
A.B., M.A., McGill3 Ph.D., Cilumbia
Professor of French Language and Lilcrature
H, A. HAMILTON
A.B., Rochesterg Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Professor of Classical Philology
A.B., Bryn Mawrg A.M,, Ph.D., Cornell
Professor of English Lilsrature
"L'LM.1 RA CQLLEGE if
B.S., Lincolng M.A., Columbia
Professor of Eulbcnics and Director of Nursery School
A.B., Elmirag M.A., Cornellg Leland Powers School
Professor of Speech
ELMER W. K. MOULD
A.B., Uniong M.A., B.D,, Yaleg Ph.D., University
Alexander Cameron MacKenzie Professor of Biblical
History and Literature
F. A. RICHMOND
Professor of Cbcmislry
M. GEORGE SCHECK
A.B., Rochesterg M.A., Princctong Ph.D., Cornell
Professor of Psychology
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GEORGIA HA RKNESS
A.B., Cornellg M.A., M.R.E., Pl1.D., Boston
Professor of Philosophy
RAYMOND B. STEVENS
AB., Denifon Universityg B.D., Rochester Theological
Seminaryg Ph.D., University of Michigan
Professor of Sociology
FRANCES M. BURLINGAME
A.B., Radcliffeg Ed.M., Ecl.D., Harvard
Profefsor of Psychology
MARY C. SUFFA
A.B.. A.M., Brown
Profcxmr of Mazhemalics and Astronomy
JOHN R. TUTTLE
A.B., Stanfordg Ph.D., Cornell
Professor of Philosophy and Education and Director
of Exlension Division
Q, Q Hill,
A.B., Cornellg SLD. Elmira
Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene and
EVELYN C. AVERY
BS., Simmonsg M.S., University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Euthenics
HELEN SOPHIE DAVIS
A.B., Elmirag NLA., Cornell
Associate Professor of English
A.B., Clark Universityg NLA., Columbiag Ph.D.,
University of Niinnesoca
Associate Professor of Economics and Sociology
E. BARTON HOWE
A.B., M.A.. St. Lawrence: Pl1.D., University of
Lecturer in Art, Professor of English
AGNES M. ORBISON
A.B.. Bryn Masvrg M.A., University of Missouri
Associate Professor of Biology
A.B., M.A., Elmirag M.A., Cornell
Associate Professor of Speech
GRACE A. THOMAS
A.B. Western Marylandg M.A., University of Mich-
igang Ph.D., Cornell.
Associate Professor of English
A.B., Elmira, Sorbonne
Assistant Professor of French
B.S., Miamig Certificate Hygiene and Physical
Armani Prof efsof of Physical 12,1 ufar :mi
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L LMI RA LO.LLU,uL 1'
ESTHER B. HANSEN
A.B., Vassar: M.A., University of Wisconsing Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Latin and Archaeology
A.B., Wfellesleyg M.A., Cornell
Assistant Professor of Biology and Botany
A.B., M.A., Elmira
Assistant Professor of French
THOMAS J. TOOLE
Ph,B., St. Bernardsg M.A., Holy Cross
Assistant Professor of Religious Education
B.A., M.A., Wellesley
Assistant Professor of Botany
B.A., M.A., Brown
Assistant Professor of Marhematics and Astronomy
BENJAMIN M. ZIEGLER
AB., N. Y. Universityg LL.B. M,A., Ph.D., Harvard
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Elmira College School of Musicg Cornell, New York
Universityg Eastman School of Musicg Staatlich Akad'
emische Hochschule fuer Musik, Berlin, Musilcschule und
Konservatorium, Basil Switzerland
Imtrucfor in Nlzaric
B.S., Columbia University
Instructor in Nzarxrry' School
FLORENCE B. GILFETHER
Instructor in Eullrcnics
B.A., Smithg M.A., Yale
lnstrucfor in Ar!
T. WHITNEY ISZARD
C.P.A., Wharton School of Financeg University of
Inxlructor in Business' Aclminixmzlion
ALICE M. MORRISSEY
B.A., M.A., University of Rochester, Ph.D., Radcliffe
Imtructor in Hislory
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' B.S,, Elmira
Imtructor in Plzyfical Education
KAROLENA Z. RHOADES
Insnurlor in Buiiness Aflminiyration
Instructor in Spanixh
B.A., Carltong M.A., Radcliffe
Irulructor in Pbilmophy
HARRIET G. BROWN
Ph.B., Vermontg Chautauqua School for Librarians
A .fsillrznl Librarian
B.S. in L. S., N. Y. S. C
A.B., Elmirag , T,
.fl nislant Lilzmrian
HAZEL ESTELLE MACOMBER
B.M,, M.M. Eastman School of Music
Visiting Fellow in Mzcsic
W. THOMAS MARROCCO
L.R.C.lVl., M.R.C.M., Royal Conservatory of Naplcsg
B.M., Eastman School of Music
Visiting Fellow in Milsic
B.M,, Eastman School of Music
Visizing Fellow in Music
OFFICERS OF THE
WILLIAM S. A. POTT J
AB., M,A., Pl'1.D., University of Virginia
HOLLISTER ADELBERT HAMILTON
A.B., Rochesterg Pl'i.D., Johns Hopkins
M. ANSTICE HARRIS
Pl'1.D., Yaleg Licr.D., Elmira
FRANCES M. BURLINGAME
AB., RadcliHeg ECl.D., ECl.lVI., I'Iarva1'd
ELMER W. K. MOULD
A.B., Unioug M.A,, B.D., Yaleg Pl'1,D., University of
Secretary of the Faculty
W. I. BOOTH
FRANCIS A. RICHMOND
Secretary of the Bureau of Appointments and Extension
ISABELLA W. FINLAY
Secretary to the President
'I'5LMIPA QOLLEGE if
BERTHA C. FOORD
Dietitian, House Director
Executive Secretary to the President
SUSAN HO LLERAN
Assistant to the Executive Secretary
Zlfanagcr of the Book Store
Secretary to the Dean
HUBERT C. MANDEVILLE
PRESIDENT OF BOARD
S. G. H. TURNER
VICE'PRESIDENT OF Bomw
WILFRID I. BOOTH
SECRETARY AND TREASURER OF BOARD
ARCHIE M. BOVIER
HERMON A. CARMER
J. HERBERT CASE
New York City
SOPHIE DAVIS CRANDALI.
IOSEPHINE BAILEY DOYLE
JENNIE CROCKER FASSETT
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G. B. F. HALLOCK
MARY BULLARD LEWALD
New York City
M. DOYLE MARKS
WILLIAM LYON PHELPS
New Haven, Conn.
WILLIAM S, A. POTT
EX-Difid, Executive Committee
A. E, RHODES
HELEN BARTHOLOMEW ROOKER
h Niagara Falls, New York
ANNA SPIESMAN STARR
New Brunswick, New Jersey
MERLE D. THOMPSON
CHARLES M. THOMS
Rochester, New York
The ideal of the Elmira College Alumnae is that one's allegiance to her col-
lege does not end on the day of her graduation. For eighty-two years Elmira grad-
uates have carried their ideal of education for service into their post graduation days
as teachers, scientists, social workers, missionaries, lawyers, newspaper women, and
artists, and specialists in many other capacities. They are the women who have
made Elmira known, who have gained for Elmira a fine reputation for leadership
and service. Elmira has the distinction of being the Alma Mater of women who
have been pioneers in many fields of service. Many of the barriers these women
had to overcome no longer exist, but modern society, too, presents its problems. It
is our obligation to be as high a credit to our Alma Mater as they were. We are
proud of our kinship with this distinguished group of daughters, and we, too, want
to be just as truly representative of the spirit and ideals of Elmira. There are at
present twenty-nine college clubs from Boston to California which by their financial
assistance and encouragement have provided the means for strengthening the
physical and scholastic structure of our college. Alumnae are the most vital part
of a college. Many of us first heard of Elmira through an alumna. The fact that
over fifty percent of this year's freshmen reported alumnae influence in their choice
of a college is indicative of the influence of alumnae on prospective students. In a
message from Dr. Anna Spiesman Starr, Alumnae President, speaking of alumnae
contributions to the college she said: "Whatever we do, let us do it happily, con-
fident of our purpose and of ourselves." And it is through their conception of a
high purpose that they, who have "traveled before us on the road,'7 have made our
way less difficult.
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Finds good somehow in everyone. Un-
hurried Blanche, Whyfore so preoc-
cupied, fair maid? One of the ginger-
ale twins. Has a really good time at
everything-yet so definitely despises
the obvious, the trite. Would like a
curriculum of horseback riding, a diet
of salted nuts, and Howers, Howers
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Well-tailored, diminutive smartness.
An observant eye for all new crea-
tions-hats or otherwise. Serious in-
clinations balanced lay frivolous ones.
Eyes-large, dark, alive. Affability in
speech and manner. A surprising af-
finity for cloves. A looker-of-things
in-the-face type of person. "Peachy.',
she smiles. Has the unprecedented
faculty for being dressed and having
her bed made by 7:30. Worms her
way into our hearts by thoughtful lir-
tle niceties . . . Artist with a kodak
. . . "Is anybody going downtown?"
. . l'Did you do the baked apple?"
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A maker of history-or at least of
footnotes of history. The ability to
dominate attention like a juggler with
her animated, tossing words. For fa-
vorite diversions, "harmonizing," intri-
cate dance steps, impersonations, and
carousing in best sellers. Boundless
energy for newspaper set-ups and write-
ups. Never a lack of aplomb.
Unquenchable interest in class schemes
no matter what wild goose chase is in-
volved. Does her bit with considerable
chuclcling and eternal goocl humor.
Keeps us afloat when we start to sinlc.
ls a wonclerful cook-even takes prizes
for her culinary arts. Striped mittens
. . . Humpty-Dumpty . . . Curlytop . . .
Craves a career. Celebrated for being
herself. Features impish dimples, coif-
fure by Antoine, bizarre clothes. A
matchless wit keeps her ever laughing
at the manner of mortals. Is as pun-
gent as the pepper she so lavishly uses.
Parlor triclcster and tease . . . Qiwhat
time is it?'7 . . . Beer, bridge, and
Briny . . .
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EMMA SUE BINSWANGER
It's true what they say about Dixie.
Clean-cut intelligence clearing all hur-
dles. Enough white horses to keep
Apollo Hush for years. Charms eve-
rything and everyone she meets. An
understanding twinkle in her eye-
real man-sized laugh-ski-suits in Oc-
tober-mah babie-the latest gadgets-
generosity ad infinitum-all part of the
"warp and woofn of "Em.,'
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Dignity and grace, beauty and feminin-
ity-the very essence of that elusive
quality we call charm. A lover of the
beautiful-herself a student of art and
music. First Lady of the Junior Class.
Always on hand to execute old French
tunes. Blushes . . . Answers to Q'Buffy',
to her best.
A noblesse oblige, yet paradoxically a
misty naivete. Loyalty to Williain
Smith, yet a gallant attempt to be in-
tercollegiate. All embracing capabili-
ties when it comes to prom planning.
Noted for her charming manner, cu-
cumber sandwiches, and artistic tenden-
cies . . . Forever vanishing . . . 18 carat
smile . . . Undefinable "Broolcsie."
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Alice's whimsical white rabbit forever
Petie in disguise. Majors in fpurej
Economics and phone calls. Elucles
pigeonholing. Blue-eyes, room, pa-
jamas . . . Brainy banter . . . Makes
Dean's list, but blithely swallows but-
tons for pills. Partial to D. T. D.
and G. O. P. and can tell you why! Is
the class problem child fwhat oHice
can't she fill is the clilemmal. '38
wants a patent on Petie. Incidenrally,
an Iris to youl
Nladdeningly efhcient . . . Dashing
hither and yon-now you see her, now
you don't. Engulfed with stencils,
meetings, debates, and business man-
aging, but never downed or too weary
for friendships and fun. Her unpar-
alleled chipper chatter when sitting on
a bed and her afiinity for strawberries
fnice, fresh, red, juicy onesl and gar-
denias convinces us she's good to the
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The rest of her lost behind those
dreamy brown eyes. Prescribes Soapy
Sullivanys fwith onionsj for that mid-
afternoon ennui. Dreams in terms of
a millionaire surgeon. Identifies her-
self by atrocious puns, the latest cha-
peaux, that orange suit, and artistic
Fingers. Will start a new vogue in
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Perpetually radiates a convivial atmos-
phere. Glee Club enthusiast. Toots
a torrid sax. Leans to French and
English-even reads French operas on
her own hook. Content in a world of
trouble with a good keen mind of her
own . . . A friend in need . . .
Packages from home. Walls lined
with postcards from Hancock. Is a
born hostess-makes the most friends
dependent on her in the shortest time.
Amazingly and quietly competent in
campaigning for International Rela-
tions. Displays true capacity for pa-
tience lsy consenting to converse in
French with her broom-mate. Real
big-sister . . .
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Buoys up any situation with her spirit,
sorority, and spontaneous wit. I-ler
humor is unconscious, yet she would
not be averse to appearing absurd if
she knew it would amuse her pals.
Eager enthusiasm and a charming habit
of forgetfulness-capacities which add
to her inclispensibility . . . Basketball
celebrity . . . Calls square dances like
a regular old timer.
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An earnest, gentle, small person. A
perplexed, almost gloomy expression
quickly chased away by a happy
chuckle or capricious smile. Native
liinclliness and understanding. An
easy-going frankness tempered by a bit
of roguish mischief. A consuming de-
sire for real success.
Deep voice, full of fun and excitement
-the dancingest hrown eyes--mische-
vious chuckles. Hockey, lahs, offices,
dances, and Midge expert in them all.
One minute huhhling with laughter,
the next minute serious and thoughtful.
Ever watch her study? She curls and
recurls that lock of hair. Says "hott-l"
like a regular New "Yawka." But
she's always a favorite with us.
Sympathetic - sincere - my favorite
"good listener"-a regular galaxy of
virtues, hut stuffy-never! Amazes us
hy ejaculating "stormy weather" at
odd moments. Is extra fond of pic-
nics. Has valedictory tendencies, but
not a black cotton stocking or horn-
rimmed glass to her name. Drives the
gang around in her car.
If you've ever studied Sociology, you'll
remember that Sociology and the Ed-
wards family grew up together. Easy
to explain Betty,s interest in human
beings, her friendly jollity. But how
to account for the combination of ath-
letic slcill and insatiate attachment to
Speaks French like a native, but more
assiduously. Enthuses over Hanover
postmarks. Keeps her room and her
hair fastidiously neat and pretty. Lis-
tens consistently to the Gospel-Singer.
Considers starting a library composed
solely of scrap boolcs. But why trifle
with details? Boots is Boots.
Does everything with the utmost thor-
oughness, whether history or French
play. Always busy, always dependable.
Early to bed, so never downed by her
six eight o'clocks. Takes pride in her
silky fine red hair. Specializes in
songs and jokes. Order is a lovely
thing . . .
A sheaf of music under her arm, a
half-smile on her lips. Her heart in
the piano, her soul in the organ, and
still room left over for a deep felt in-
terest in Economics. Types all her
notes carefully. Would really like to
teach. Welll remember her amiability,
her patience while repeating the
rhythms for would be tap-dancers.
Champion of our tennis court. Con-
scientious without being dull. Loves
parties and dressing up. Can't cook
and knows nothing about house-keep-
ing, but wants marriage as a career.
Relishes figs and apricots-much to the
distraction of her roommates. Gets
careful instructions from home on the
virtue of orderly bureau drawers.
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Loves red-is it any wonder when it
harmonizes with her dark-eyed person-
ality? Long sulfering when it comes
to being taken for three other girls on
campus. Delights in tickling others-
says she likes to hear 'em scream. Her
incredible capacity to wrestle success-
fully with Chem. and Math. is well
linked up with her middle name.
Adores cheese-gets pounds and
pounds from home.
Longs to be tall and sophisticated
while is forever being talcen for a high
school student. Tenaciously clings to
and defends the sport of talking in her
sleep. Is a person to be trusted with
responsibility and intimacy. Does Very
clever puns with a new flavor. A shy,
talented, genuine person.
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A cascade of silver peals gush forth-
we look for Kay. A perfect glutton
for German, a hander-outer of cream
pufs, an amateur Hitter par excellence,
and a hat-smashing basketball enthus-
iast. Fond of glow worms, too, on oc-
casion. Can we ever forget Henry
Bushels of heart to supply the world.
Hails from Warshington. Says the
delightfully obvious, yet appears to be
oblivious of all about her. Retains her
dormouse tendencies and could sleep
through storm, pestilence, and famine.
Haunter extraordinaire . . . Loves trains,
hates excuses. Advocates prune juice
for that needed Nliftf' Delicious-De
lightful-Delovely . . .
The most likeable personality. Viva-
ciously efficient. Holds record for
spaghetti consumption fin native man-
ner, of coursej . Proud mistress of the
plumpest gold fish Freshman year.
Lost to A-O, We still miss her noise,
gayety, and song. Her myriads of pic-
tures rival any photographefs studio.
Rushes posthaste into everything. For-
ever tripping . . . uGravesie', . . .
A slender, quiet person with childish
dimples surprisingly turns out to be a
rock of dependability. Manages dates,
history or otherwise with equal facil-
ity. Carries not only knowledge but
hearts away from History Conventions.
Her subtlety and steadfastness only
add to her charming portrait.
Back with us after a half year at A-O.
Are we glad nursing is not for Caro-
line! Admits liking desserts and coolc-
ing. Sincere in all she does and says.
I-las the rare combination of being a
good sport and sensible at the same
time. Dotes on nursery school. Jiffy-
lcnit sweaters . . . Cool country air . . .
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An idealist possessing a love for all
elemental tliings-warmth in personal-
ity-autumnal colors-pastoral peace.
A genius with a well ordered impres-
sion of totality, but one who finds her
most complete expression in details.
Masterful pen pictures . . . A disso-
phisticated person . . .
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A daily pilgriml to our shrine of edu-
cation. Loves literature. Holds sur-
prising facts about Erasmus and Dante
on the tip of her tongue. Keeps her
library constantly with ber-ever see
her homeward bound? Always ready
with a life-saver or cherry drop. Sel-
dom bothers to eat ber lunch, but is
solicitous for her friends' food and
Seventeen . , . Enthusiasm plus . . .
Laughter behind those great big eyes.
Happiest when doing too many things
at once-a red tipped finger in every
pie. Cleans house with a vengeance-
windows and woodwork. Raves and
raves . . . Hero worship . . . 'QAnybody
got a magazinefy' The bubbling part
Chief disciple of Ole King Cole.
Spontaneous laughter for another's hu-
mor, irrepressible wit of her own. Will
do Well as a secretary provided a phone
is handy. Spends most of her time
corresponding with a Sandwich, Wash-
ing the dog, and worrying about the
spare tire. Red lights and hydrants
mean little in her life, what with a
friend behind every brass button.
Shows definite promise in her undying
devotion to Junior. Barlcs with a
twinkle in one brown eye and refuses
to bite. Changes her personality with
her hairdress. Parlor car . . . English
muflins . . . "What-no mail?" And
pretty things all in a row . . .
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Never a care for yesterday, today, or
tomorrow. Never too busy to laugh
and talk about anything at all. Ready
either to make or enjoy a good time.
Her persistent collecting of bottles, de-
spite their occasional disappearance. A
preference for cats. An invulnerable
Cream of the crop . . . Happiest when
doing something for someone else-
can't hear to see anyone unhappy.
Endlessly changing her headdress-but
not to suit a mood! Partial to dancing
and to practicing her individual brand
of singing. Worries and worries-but
a new bonnet will do Wonders. True
and trusty . . .
Astonishes us by her sophistication at
proms and dinner dances. Walks with
a peppy lilt-eyes with crinlcly corners.
All marvel at her ability to dress and
look smooth in a mere five minutes.
Always in a rush, yet always on time.
Shrielcs down the hall, lapsing sudden-
ly into a drawl. Marge is Stepin
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College girl on the cover-good looks,
poise, and graciousness. We frankly
covet her sincere friendliness for every-
one. Dashes from class to class with
as much energy and enthusiasm as she
prepares for a weekend. Mischief in
her clark brown eyes. Telegrams and
letters.. . . Sports model . . . The cut-
est nose . . .
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OH for the Weekend-grand time.
Loves to ride-have you seen her when
she starts off? Harpefs Bazaar-The
New York Woman. Dependable and
considerate-sparkling sense of humor.
Never in a hurry-strolling to break-
fast. Settings by Kellam . . . My
Dad . . .
A really clever miss. Addicted to ma-
ple nut sundaes, Scottie dogs, and
twelve-page letters with a Southern ac-
cent. Bursts into full bloom come
summer-time, keeping fit, meanwhile,
by riding a bicycle and knitting one,
purling two-but dropping stitches?
ELMIRA CCUIGE 'ff
Deliciously cool today, warmly gracious
tomorrow. The finesse of the ultra-
modern. From the depths of a fox
collar, unexpected little girl ways.
Quick Witted, clear headed with sharp-
ly defined likes and dislikes. Fine ap-
preciation of the better things of life.
"Where there's a will there's a way"
Golden haired girl . . . A spontaneous
giggle making wrinkles creep up to
her blue eyes. Immaculate smartness.
Cosmopolitan aura of a traveled indi-
vidual. Heart of watermelon propor-
tions. A gentle dignity. Attitude
suggesting that, to her, problems are
trivial. And Genevieve?
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Dark brown hair abundant in Waves
and curls. Impulsive laughter. Im-
maculate clothes smoothly worn-the
recipe for srnartness. Unruflled when
we are too flustered to think. Our
peeping tom discloses that she's fond
of dogs-a Scottie fancier. Dislikes
to be kept waiting Qdittoj. One level
teaspoonful . . .
A gentle, infectious smile. Friendly
brown eyes. Shy ways. Athoughtful
person enjoying literature and Latin.
Unsung capabilities. Happily and
cheerfully helping others. Courage
and buoyance to override complications.
Altogether a quietly gracious person-
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Girl of the auburn hair . . . Genuine
interest in the welfare of her fellow-
beings. 'QIt's a surety." Green and
brown . . . Collects pictures of the
quintuplets with the same interested
regularity that she attends the "Show"
every week. "Diddler" . . . Warmth
that ever radiates . . .
Extensive ancl intensive courses in
chemistry, germs, muffins. A mincl
tl'1at's a hard-biting instrument. Busi-
ness hefore pleasure. A fancy running
to movies, to impersonations of fa-
vorite faculty members, and latest of
all, to driving everywhere.
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Soft and gently-yet sparkling. Ap-
parently knows an eternal joke-a sub-
tle one at that. Tiny, hlaclc-haired,
witty, dimplecl-clo you suppose she's
Irish? Not infrequently appears at
twenty minutes after noon to eat the
extra apple or cookie in your lunch.
Wind-blown freshness-dreamy eyes
. . . Forgetting what to remember, re-
membering what to forget. Blissfully
serene-airily oblivious . . . Does like
to read-is one of those voracious
readers. Loves French and mows down
Shorthand. Hopes to put the two to-
gether some day in a business. way.
Gert possesses an amiable interest in
everybody and everything, but an in-
satiable passion for Latin and Greek.
It is believed she thinks in dactyllic
hexameter. Takes both an active and
passive delight in all things Terpsi-
chorean. Life is but a merry matter . . .
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Humanist and humorist . . . Mature
person who can really think. Has a
high calling to social work, but doesn't
wax noble over it. One who can know
genuine intimacy with the 'ipobble
Who Had No Toesf' Delights in
writing funny verses and illustrating
chilclren,s books. Loves country peo-
ple and the charm of all quiet things.
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A little hgure-sturdy at exam time
in recl sweater, tam, and brown skirt-
which constitute her one superstition.
Freshman year religiously rooting her
trumpet at 5. Proud possessor of five
bulging scrap books. Petruchio in the
bathtub . . . A graham crackerecl, plaid
coated giggle girl , . . Lovable . . .
Nl A R G A R E T R O S S
Brown-eyed susan . . . Cherishes drama,
dreams, and dogs. A perfect hostess-
from her gracious manner down to her
exquisite Italian ware. Impeccahle
taste in all things . . . Scotch plaids
. . . Sweaters in the superlative . . .
Punctuality . . . Efficiency expert . . .
Floats when she walks-drifts when
Keen black eyes-a studious serious-
ness that can give way upon occasion
to uncontrollable mirth. A prompt
and suiqicient retort to any question.
Elastic patience in research and in
waiting for the Corning bus. A really
Rushing to dorm-dashing to Science-
hurrying to class-still always arriving,
eyes all asparlcle. A rose-petal com-
plexion. A light-hearted chortle, a gay
smile, or at least an irrepressilnle twin-
kle. A maddening corridor tease.
Dependability and earnestness balanced
by an eifervescent sense of humor.
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Laugh and grow fat? Never! Laugh
and stay thin. Brown waves and curls
unruly with the damp. Eyes deep,
lustrous, grave. Staunch friendship
and rare good comradeship. An air
of not too-detached mystery. A fancy
that runs to flowers and dancing. A
recent, yet splendid addition to '38.
IMARY RUTH SUTHERLAND
"Gal, I don't knowf' Sunshine
through a studio window . . . Tall,
graceful girl of the Juliet coilfure.
Personally concocts her own shade of
nail polish-the formula's yours for the
asking. Harbors a quizzical sense of
the ridiculous, Eagerly lends her ca-
pable head and hands to all class proj-
ects. A companion and confidant ne
Sleeps through fire drills with the same
concentration she does through break-
fast. Mentions obscure, interesting
facts of English history with as much
authenticity as if they were in the text.
Indispensible in volley-ball, basketball,
and badminton, but is passionate about
golf. Cherishes sincerity above all vir-
tues. Fourth floor songster . . .
"Foulities extreme and a thousand con-
fusions." Corridor clown . . . Special-
izes in fudge, popsicles, and cheese
sandwiches. Sings upoor Butterflyv
with religious fervor-very badly. Can
manage anything from cents to non-
sense. Takes undying interest in her
box collection. Have you seen her ap-
pendix? Made class history by en-
titling a Freshman theme "For Me
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Impossible to ever ind Mildred with-
out a smile for everyone. Quiet, but
the author of many clever witticisms
rightly delivered--at the critical mo-
ment. Adores singing, perhaps that's
why she knows the words of all the
new songs. A scholar in the true sense
of the word-more specifically, an ex-
Miss College Girl . . . Loves solitude,
shoes, and sleep. Expresses satisfac-
tion by "good-good." A penetrating
power of discernment guaranteed to
keep her always on top. Mistress of
melody . . . Hilarious impersonator
who ucrumblesu beautifully. Q'I-Iam-
lnurg and coke, please." The charm
of the usmoothien and the ways of the
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Peals of laughter-and Marg is with
us again. Rather versatile girl we
think-does anything from running
down the forward line in hockey to
playing the dignified tutor in Thespis.
She talks and talks. She knits and
lcnits-suits. A willowly lass . . .
Sits head bent over a musty microscope
for hours on end. Emerges as spark-
ling and bustling as ever. Then at-
tacks page upon page of notes. Copies
them with the same meticulous care she
expencls upon everything. Travels to-
ward a star marked Yale MA. I-Ier
sport-skating. Always around when
We need her. A real American Girl.
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A polygon personality-dignified, ca-
pable nurse, and a fun-loving, laugh-
ing Jean. Argues with vivacity and
eagerness. Dependability occasionally
betrayed by frivolity. Not one bit of
the false gaiety that thrives in hos-
pitals. Maintains that the avocation
of good neighbor yields abundant
So full of music that she is happiest
when racing her fingers up and clown
the keys. Can play any way and any-
thing. Disposition-a happy comple-
ment to her Orphic ability-a person
of ine and deep sensibilities. Never
hesitates to offer you a ricle-just an-
other of her many obliging features.
In the sporting light, leans toward
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A retiring person full of cleverness
when you have discovered her. Has a
passion for all things Egyptian. Reads
philosophical novels-in fact advances
a theory that books are everything.
Would prefer an English and History
major, but resignedly thinks that one
must be practical. Yearns for a real
honest-to-goodness suit of armor.
Smiles for all . . .
Is looking for a philosophy she can
accept. Reads extensively in the sum-
mer in preparation for Winter hull-ses-
sions. Enjoys all sports-especially
hockey. Delights in Chemistry ancl
corpses. Likes to shop. Knows inti-
mately the appeals of the tuna fish
sandwich. Aclmires poise, hut does not
crave sophistication. Everyone loves
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A skin to rival our fondest hopes.
Soft low voice. Keen scientific twist
to her mind. Belongs to the biggest
Ksistern family on campus. A wonder-
ful mixture of optimism and pessimism.
Philip Morris . . . Peacock Room . . .
Cameo girl . . . Why is a mouse when
it spins, Jeanie?
EX-MEMBERS OF THE
MARY FRANCES BERRY
MIRIAM GRANT BUTTRICK
BONITA JEANNE CARPENTER
BERNICE DE GROFF
MARY CAROLYN WAHL
Une of those will-Wonders-never-cease
maidens with a flair and a liking for
Mach. An established librarian in he-
tween tirnes. "Hustle is the shortest
path to health and happiness." Broad
smiles . . . Eats spaghetti with a will.
Plays tennis with a way. The name
is Mary Carol-
CLASS OF I938
MRS. LE FEVER LEE
fELEANOR MAE PETERS,
OLIVE MALLORY NEWMAN
ELEANOR CLARKE SANFORD
MRS. FRANKLIN SHAPPEE
fJEANETTE ARNOLD WHITNEY,
JANICE CHRISTINE TROST
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"Thy spirit dwell in us forever"
MARY FELLOWS ,... ...,..... P resident
JEAN MANNING ,A..,.. Vice-President
HESTER BEAUDRY ,..... Secretary
ESTER JENKNER .,.... .A... T reasurer
Manning, Fellows, Harris. Beaudry, Jenkner
IVIARY ELIZABETH BRONVN
MARIE HELENE GRAIGER
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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
Now we are experiencing just what we predicted we would as it dawned upon us
through these full four years, what it would mean to be Seniors. , Perhaps it is difficult
to think of the class of thirty-seven, that well-knit, integral group, as ever having been
a mass of indiscriminate Freshmen. But such we were back in 1933. Heterogeneous-
until Joss became our first President and we chose Dr. Harris, that incomparable giver
of picnics and teas and breakfasts, as our patron saint. Under such adroit leadership,
we were able to distinguish our first year at college by giving that amusing Tarkington
play Station YYYY, by presenting the exquisite Old English May Day, and by dipping
quite successfully into athletics.
Sophomore year further helped shape us into the group we have now become. We
originated the football tradition for Sophomore Hops. We took time out from heckling
the tenderfoot class to smoke the pipe of peace at the grand Indian Pow-Wow which was
our Buddy Party. Upon two different occasions, as is usual before the end of first
semester, we kept the psychology office open until six o'clock for the last indexed and
illustrated notebook. Spring semester was a dramatic season for us: Speech Plays-
The Minuet, Riders to the Sea, and Gilt-Edged were all rated excellent performances by
our public. A banquet in May marked the half-way line for the class of thirty-seven.
After the vacation months, as Juniors we returned with ideas and enthusiasm ready
to publish IRIS, inspire Little Sisters, and take a prominent part in that outstanding
Inauguration weekend with the play Milestones. A flowery prom and a successful dinner
dance further engaged our responsibilities. After an exciting event furnished through
the ofhces of that solicitous Junior, the Fire-Chief, we settled down to a routine which
was again enlivened after January by the native charm which our newest comer, Lucette,
lent to the French Play.
When that last summer was over, came the first of a quick succession of last times.
Last Cap and Gown Day-marching as Seniors into chapel, holding purple chrysanthe-
mums with calm, experienced fingers. Last Mountain Day-long heralded and well-
spent. Then, with best efforts combined, we planned a highly successful Senior W7eek-
End-Senior breakfast, in luxurious blazers swinging along to the spirit of the new, gay
Marching Song-Banner Raising and the untractable black sheep-Never seen him act
this way?"-More songs-and tears from Birch and Coop. The end of a full weekend
came with the presentation of The Admirable Crichton.. .Over us all hung that ephemeral
As if exams and practice teaching weren't enough to worry about, there set in a
series of calls by "Agency" representatives to heckle us. Goldie had her own individual
worries, too. Childish ones, perhaps. Then came that last Easter Vacation and that
last Spring Formal. We, the class of thirtysseven, leave you for a brand new experience,
asking your wishes for our good luck and happy sailing.
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MARGARET DUNHAM ..... .,.., V ice-President
MARGARET Ross .... ...... S ecretczry
DORIS FRIANT .......... ...... T reasurer
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Freshman year is a long time ago, because we are Juniors now. But certain things
we7ll never forget. The night of Sophomore Pop Calls when we plied the intruders with
food and played snap-the-whip up and down the corridors. The marshmallow roast in
Louise Harderis room. The thrill of going to the President's Reception with our Big Sis-
ters. The constant rippling rhythm in the lounge. The fascinating horror of pop quizzes,
the dread certainty of announced ones. The propitious appearance of the lighthouse at Bud-
dy Party, after a stormy session of Sophomoric persecution. The corporate feeling on Cap
and Gown Day when we made Dottie Graeves our president, the added feeling of solidarity
on Class Day in owning a patron saint, our beloved Miss Pinter. After Christmas vacation,
the wanton squandering of chapel cuts. The delight at Phyllis Barber's, "Do it againI,'
in our initial Thespian presentation, The Sleeping Beauty. The welcome arrival of Spring
bringing the delightful picnic given us by Miss Pinter in Watkins Glen before May Day,
and May Day itself, with a hopping, frislcy bunny. And most especially the importance of
witnessing innovations-for our Freshman year brought twelve oacloclcs and the organizing
of Glee Club on bigger and better lines.
Now Sophomores are only Freshmen 0r1Ce removed, but we liked to forget that as we
returned the next autumn to take possession of Cowles. We vainly visited the Junior-Fresh
man picnic. We lustily shouted the wrong name for Freshman president. But we went
blithely on our way, distinguishing ourselves by an unusual Hop where very realistic pen-
guins perched on massed icebergs. After many hysterical rehearsals we presented the Prince
and the Pauper. After we had conducted an amateur hour for the amusement of our
newly designated buddies, we gilded the lily by giving even another party for the Freshmen,
hoping to foster further friendly relations. Of course, we did not neglect our text boolcs, for
had we not long ago learned how to underline properly with a six-inch ruler? We pro-
duced our best Gestaltg we traced shalcy stars for Dr. Scheclc, and in doing so, could not
but remember forget-me-nots.
On May Day morning we greeted our Big Sisters with an outdoor breakfast, catching
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the spirit of the season in the modernistic corsages of iris and daffodils. We debonairly
Nvound up the year with a dainty luncheon, highly amused by the mistake which gave into
our hands the corsages which the Freshmen intended for the Junior Banquet. When we
journeyed home for the summer, it was in happy contemplation of Little Sisters in Sep-
Our little' sisters were all we anticipated, we decided, as we started our Junior year buoyed
up by more delightful first experiences. There was President's Reception, with the nervous-
ness of standing in the waiting line-the fun of introducing and meeting others' Little Sisters
-the chuckles occasioned by the quick pick-up on prizes offered by President Pott for puns.
There was Cap and Gown Day-starched white collars and the fumbling over long-stemmed
yellow chrysanthemums. Junior Thespis brought The Swan-hussars and lackeys in tight
breeches-royal evening clothes-the tutor-Sympharosa-Cxsar-a cough that rose in a
We were charmingly feted at dinner by our patron saint, and then Junior Weekend was
upon us-corridors lined with sheets of black-painted musical notes-the octagon Hlled
with piles of cardboard cartons soon to be magically transformed into metropolitan sky-
scrapers-Hoating balloons--the problem of men-glamorous new formals-corsages. Before
the last souvenir balloon had shrunken to a withered sack, we made the space between
Thanksgiving and Christmas memorable by a sprightly holiday dance, where the trees
dripped tinsel under blue lights and the Santa Claus wore silver boots.
Past-Christmas reunion witnessed an epidemic of new radios, and a deep interest in
aerials and that mysterious source of static in Tompkins. Soon our attention became fixed
upon Petitions-for-Changes-in-Schedule and trying to find out when our exams came without
looking them up on the bulletin board. Midyear recess brought Pat's and Midge's relaxing
Valentine Tea, for which they reconnoitered systematically weeks ahead of time seeking
cups and saucers of symmetrical blend.
Second semester settled down upon us. A last breathless rush to get TRIS to press. The
Country Fair-fortune telling-the Cabbage Patch-punch and cookies-the Chinese Laun-
dry. A Big-Sisterly interest in May Day. And now, as summer approaches and only one
more year to go-our heart strings tighten.
1938 Class Song
Our loyalty and devotion we bring as offerings.
To thee we come, Elmira, within our hearts there springs
A longing for a richer life, a whole, wide realm of thought
A broader field of knowledge, 'til now unknown, unsought
So we gather ,round thy portals,
And vow with each heartbeat
To cherish thy traditions-
The class of Thirty-eight.
With minds alert and eager, we seek to learn from thee,
To garner from thy storehouse in sweet humility
The treasures heaped about us of knowledge, truth, .and light
To enrich our lives before us into the dim twilight.
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JANE COBB .... ....,..,...,,. ...A... P r esident
MARTHA ELLIOTT . . ...... Vice-President
JANET STEVENS . ....... Secretary
Stevens, Copeland, Elliott, Pore, Cobb
MARY LOUISE CRAFT
RIURIEL LAIRD CRAFT
MARY CATHERINE CURRA
MARY ELIZABETH DOYLE
MARY ANN GALLAGHER
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HELEN JAYNE IQNAPP
ELEANOR RUTH LEIGHTON
JEAN LOUISE STEVENS
ROSE MARY TARANTO
MARY ANNA THONIPSON
MARY LOUISE WRIGHT
SOPHGMORE CLASS HISTORY
Lady Luck registered with us on that first thirteenth of September. We were all po-
tentially superstitious anyway, so we fell vigorously to discovering new phenomena about our-
selves. Fate seemed to have taken a hand and marked us for the unusual-was not nineteen
thirty-nine a multiple of thirteen? We watched for further signs, meanwhile setting about to
adjust ourselves to this college situation. Pending the first gym classes, we acquired our ex-
ercise by sliding downstairs on pillows. Properly adaptive, we entered with delight into the
spirit of vesper services on West Hill with our Big Sisters. And we looked with suspicion
on our enemy class in typical Freshman fashion.
Whilst we were furnishing the rest of the college with material for amusement and curios-
ity, we were concerned with matters of more importance-such as, how many pages made the
best quota for History fall Dr. Gilbert's statements asidej and how to announce our patron
saint fwe had already realized the Pott-entialities of the situationj . This problem we solved
with resourcefulness, we thought, as shrewd as our choice of the individual when we introduced
Dr. Port with triumphant song. Lady Luck was again with us, but we had to give some credit
New things kept presenting themselves for our attention until Thanksgiving and Dr. Pott's
gentle, yet htm, setting aside of precedent in prolonging the holiday recess. Wild was our joy
at this opportunity to be so long at home, yet great was the satisfaction at returning and feel-
ing for the hrst time really a part of the college. We wondered how we could have thought
ourselves really acquainted that first week. Now that Thanksgiving and then Christmas were
over, it was conceivable that any Freshman should worry about the brevity of reading days and
the potential severity of exams. But not we. Worry? Freshmen had fainted before and
It was a feeling of relief to start the new semester with a clean slate-and a new allotment
of Cuts. Scholastically the semester felt no different from the first, although it did become a
frequent source of anxiety to devise new color combinations for History maps. Studies became
altogether irksome anyway with Spring in the air and May Day. Since Spring was in the air,
it was no wonder that Freshman Banquet revealed the fact that we, as a class, had poetry in
We returned after summer vacation with a light in our eyes and a Mission in our minds.
We tried to make history by that memorable chapel which announced our intention of raising
Elmira to that level of consciousness in the great outside world which the Reformatory now
Followed there an interval highlighted by royal entertainment at the country club as the
guests of our munificent patron saint. Then we seized upon the opportunity the Buddy Party
presented to have a sensational superstition party on Friday, the thirteenth. After that, making
four hundred college banners took all our time until Sophomore Hop, that memorable occa-
sion upon which Dr. Pott walked triumphantly away with a goal post.
Psychology notebooks loomed large, blotting out all else just before Christmas vacation,
until there was a thirteenth of one month, at least, when we all wished ourselves into the mid-
dle of next week. After vacation a jumble of original tap dances and exam schedules merged
into mid-semester plans. All at once there was a new semester and a breathing space again-
a chance to plan for that spring socializing, our St. Patrick's dance given of course on the
thirteenth of March. Certainly without this dance we would not be sufiiciently matured to
wear the prestige which will be ours next year when we become juniors. If you can believe in
signs we have started out well!
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VIRGINIA PAULINE COLLKER
FRANCES HELEN COOPER
HARRIET ELIZABETH CORXVI
LEONA MAY COWLES
RUTH ALBERTA CROOKS
ALMA ELIZABETH CUNDY
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DOROTHY JANE DURNING
DOROTHY RUTH FEISER
M.ARY CATHERINE FITZGERALD
ANITA HELEN FORSCHER
JANE CATHERINE GAISS
MARIE CEOILIA GANTERT
OLIVE MARIE GERBES
MARJORIE H. GRIFFES
ELIZABETH MARY HAINES
EMMA MAGEE HANVKES
HELEN MARIE HAZARD
JUNE ELOISE HOOD
BARBARA C. HUNT
VIRGINIA LOUISE HUSSONG
DOROTHY M. JAYNE
ISABELLE E. JENNINGS
FRANCES O. JOHNSON
M. LORAINE JUDSON
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RUTH M. LIBERMAN
PHYLLIS ANNE LINDAU
DOROTHY M. LOVE
ESTHER VERONICA MAYO
M1RIAR'I K. MILLER
ANNE ROSE MOHAR
ANNE L. MORRIS
RUTH ELIZABETH MOSHER
JESSIE T. MOULD
ELIZABETH C. MOXLEY
ETHEL S. NIESSEN
VESTA LOUISE OSBORNE'
MARGARET P. OSMUN
RUBY KATHERINE PALMER
MARGARET E. PARKHURST
LILLIAN C. PATTERSON
PATRICIA DOROTHY PENEAU
ADELE LILLIAN POLANSKY
MARTHA G. POST
BETTY MARY REINHART
SUSAN B. ROOT
ELIZABETH K. W
MARGARET LOUISE SCHRADE
ELEANOR LOUISE SCHWAB
ELEANOR J. SHEPARD
LAURA F. SHOOK
HARRIET M. SMITH
JANET LOUISE SMITH
MILDRED O. SIWITH
DORIS ELAINE STELL
F. ELAINE STEVENS
PHYLLIS MARIE STRAW
MARY ELIZABETH TASKER
MARY W. TAYLOR
-IANIE ELIZABETH TERRY
MAXINE LOUISE 'TINIBERLAKE
NANCY TVIELISSA TRIPP
ELIZABETH ALICE TUNNEY
MARGERY HELEN TYRRELL
LOUISE VON FABRICE
ELIZABETH M. WALLACE
LAURA LOUISE WEDGE
MARIAN E. WILSON
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
c'We are the class of forty-itesv-and this distinction of starting a new decade is
going to call for a lot of originality. But for the moment we, too, Nteaedv and sported
purple beribboned name cards in traditional freshman fashion and turned temporary
interior decorators and kept our oranges and reds discreetly at a distance. But Freshman
Week, its campus tours and hard chapel seats, was soon over. Trips to Rossi's and
Tompkins fthat room under the archj became a round of college life.
With the return of the upper classman we had our first opportunity for originality.
We shared our Big Sisters in a 2 : l ratio. Despite disheartening warnings we imme-
diately 'qtookv to the Sophomores. Proof-their hearty welcome to the Junior-Freshman
picnic. Royal treatment at a Senior tea proved we were right in considering the Seniors
a happy complement to the Class of Thirty-nine.
Believe it or not, Mountain Day did actually arrive. We, the poor class of forty,
who could not know from experience that this event would really materialize, had almost
concluded that it was a myth after all, until the obliging Sophomores took it upon them-
selves to uphold the tradition in our eyes and awakened Dr. Pott in time to announce it
before breakfast. Not merely picnics for us-bicycling, sliding down hay mows, inves-
tigating the interior of the Dixie Barbecue were all in order for the clay.
Senior step sing, candle-light, outings with Big Sisters all followed in quick succes-
sion, but we were merely working up to the climax-Cap and Gown day. Freshman
Chairman announced Freshman President. But the chairman was the president! The
astounded silence of the Sophomores was all we needed to complete our happiness on
"our day of daysf,
Come Senior weekend we showed ourselves both credible and cleanly by taking the
lake skimming tradition seriously. Later with greetings, our own class song, banner
raising, and best of all our Patron Saint, Senior weekend for us became complete.
Whence did the autumn vanish so quickly? Winter arrived. Then Thanksgiving
recess, after which we were guests at tea of the gracious President and his wife. And will
we ever forget French Christmas party with angels floating hither and yon, and shepherds
draped in their Big Sisters' couch covers? What did it matter whether shepherds wore
green plaid or hand blocked Indian print?
The gay night before Christmas vacation-toasted cheese sandwiches, hair-drying at
two A.M., the radio piping away a little wearily, yet courageously trying to keep up with
us. Our phenomenal turnout for Choral-singing in the early morning-packing-hours
like years-then taxis and noon trains.
Somewhat subdued we returned to the prospect of Investigatives, trailing clouds of
Wf7o's Wfvos, encyclopedias, and card catalogues. After serious conclave wih the Dean,
all sheet music disappeared from the piano-and all was quiet. Noise, notices, and nights
out had worked their havoc. Anyway, life became a grim, stark reality. Could we
project ourselves back into those watersheds? Had we lost our ability to cram?
Surprisingly we have recovered from our attack of serious thinking and are pondering
how to use this new semester to best advantage. We've heard rumors of a dance and
a new and different May Day. Three years lie ahead. We have only begun. But can
you doubt our ability to deal with any and all demands made upon our originality?
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An organization honored and esteemed by all. Ten students elected from the three
upper classes make up Senate, that impressive group of lawmakers who gather behind
closed doors every Tuesday night to render decisions regarding cases of student miscon-
duct, to discuss schemes for the advancement of students, and to encourage informal
judgment on important projects. We are likewise proud of our House of Representa-
tives, presided over by the Vice-president of Student Government and consisting of the
dormitory presidents who weekly to-il over the sign out books and decipher our hieroglyphics
as to when and where we went. In the hands of Student Government lies the control of
Student Chapel-doors closed-freedom from the faculty and the formality of planned
Chapel programs. Here the carefully made decisions are read and good-naturedly ac-
cepted. Amendments to the constitution of Student Government are discussed and
every student has the opportunity of voicing her own opinion. This year we amended
our Constitution by a modification in the regulations governing elections. This amend-
ment was the answer to a deep felt need for change on the part of students. To us,
every amendment represents a forward step in our Student Government annals. Thus,
we daily strive to keep abreast of the times, so that our government may be as just and
adequate as possible.
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POTT, BURLINGAME, GRIMES, SUFFA, Annes, LYONS, Monms, Tl'RIlELL, BHCKER, RICHMOND, Bnoozcs,
JOSLIN, GERLACI-I, BINSWANGER
GOULD, FISHER, BRUNNER, JOSLIN, SCHRADEI1, FIX. TURNER, BEATTY, WR:GHT, NIACINAMARA, BEERI2,
WILLIAMS, FELLOWS, COOPER, CLARK, DUNN, RIGHTER, ROYALL, Cosa
Y. W. C. A.
Soft candlelight on smiling faces . . . l'Follow the
Gleam" . . . candle flames dipping on the lake . . .
lusty Step Sings with the porch singers trailing the
step singers . . . Q'Taps" . . . Big and little sisters . . .
p morning devotions enriching, refreshing, friendly with
their worship and music . . . Kay Duflield . . . Dr.
Koo . . . Dr. Harkness . . . a gay Christmas bazaar
. . . Gifts to the Mary Chatterji School . . . Real
things come first.
i Thus Y. W. finds a large place in college life.
Steadfastly it continues to increase creditably our El-
mira heritage. Characteristic friendliness and service
create and further a spirit of fellowship and unity
Fisher, White, Spencer, K. Palmer
Schrader, Friant, Williams, Copper, L. Palmer, Abbe, Kellam
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Doing things by leaps and bounds this year-consider
our two opening plays. "The Swann-remember the
hectic dress rehearsal-salmon sliding off the platter-
three doors opening on the stage to admit-nobody . . .
Then the jump from royalty to a desert island-rocks,
palms, and log cabin-to make KThe Admirable Crich-
But-Thespis is not merely acting. Go behind stage
-for scenery built with skill and artistry, for properties
row upon row by the elevator, for costumes hanging
gallantly on the racks, for make-up in fascinating dis-
array on a large table.
Each year the anticipation of Freshman talent, Soph-
omore reappearances, and the annual June play-
dramatization of a Well-loved play in an atmosphere of
verdant beauty-our garden theatre.
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A Sunday vesper service' of candlelight quietly gleam-
ing through the trees . . . myriads of baby stars flicker-
ing onthe water . . . once again the lake is dark . .
favorite hymns, strong hand clasps.
A week of sparkling water, green lawns, new friends
and old acquaintances, vital discussions, inspirational
A year of making and selling sandwiches, nocturnal
visits to the dorms with doughnuts and cider, and milk
and brownies to satisfy students with appetites oblig-
ingly conjured up by the wares of Silver Bay.
A whole lifetime of recollections-the time of fifty extra
popsicles-the disappearance of the mustard-the blur
of white dresses encircling the lake-our own Silver Bay
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A name fulfilled . . . The true symbol of service . . .
Parties and creative worlc with Girl Reserves and Scouts
. . . Clumsy but eager hands engaged in handicraft at
the Settlement House . . . Candlelight streaming over
white hair and teacups in softly wrinkled hands . . .
At the Chilclren's Reconstruction Home, pain and phys-
ical handicaps removed from thought by the magic of
song, story, game . . . Small shut-ins cheered at the
Federation Farms . . . Plays good neighbor to all.
By these means, E. C. S. A. shows an understanding of
the value of enjoyment in the lives of the less fortunate.
Growth in practical experience aids in the future solu-
tion of social problems in this Held. Character, good
sportsmanship, capacity for leadership, and finer sensi-
bilities result from participation in this broad, inclusive
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"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." A National honorary
fraternity for social science majors where meet idealism and realism, sympathetic toler-
ance, and critical evaluation. The goal-a freedom that is not license. And this with-
out all the fanfare that seeks only for the glorihcation of its members, the parading of
their honors and achievements, the awe are the chosen fewv attitude. On the campus at
Elmira College, Pi Gamma Mu stands for the recognition of potential leadership among
students trained in the scientific approach and understanding of social problems. Periodic
discussion meetings give opportunity for an exchange of ideas among students, faculty
members, and local alumnae members of the Elmira Chapter, and encourages the more
intensive pursuit of these interests. Information sheets of each stuclent,s interests and
capabilities are kept at the ofiice of the National Executive Secretary and each is ex-
pected to render to the Society such assistance as she finds time and opportunity to give.
The Society's magazine, Social Science, keeps the student in touch with the activities of
the society and gives to them many articles of wide social interest. Begun in 1924 at
Southwestern College, Winheld, Kansas, through the efforts of Leroy Allen, Dean of the
College of Liberal Arts, and a few promising students, Pi Gamma Mu now has one
hundred and forty-three chapters. Each year these chapters are attempting to send out
from our colleges and universities young men and women imbued with social idealism,
trained in scientinc thought, and encouraged to help others to be scientific in their think-
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One of three national forensic societies . . . To it are admitted colleges and R
universities in recognition of high standards maintained during at least five years
of successful debating. H
Elmira, one of the two womenls colleges to be admitted, carries on through
Lucille Clunk our single member this year. But spring appointments are coming
and the Debate Council offers several eligible juniors. 0
C Cooperative- associations . . . minimum wage questions . , . craft vs. indus-
trial unions-and our twenty-five members Cwho need for admission to the
Council only an active interest in forensicsj play one of the leading roles in
intercollegiate debates . . . Off for a debate with Cornell, Syracuse, Union, or
Wells . . . Round table discussions at Colgate, round table here . . . and
L representation at the New York State Debate Conference at Syracuse in the
Alsxislarzt Editor . .
Literary Editor . . .
f15JistantLitorary Editor ,
ffssixtazzt Litfrzzry Editor .
,-Ysyistmzt Literary Editor .
Afssistazzt Literary Editor .
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Assistant Art Editor .
!Ix5i.vtazzt ,4rt Editor .
. . MARGARET Ross
. GRACE HENDERSON
. . PHYLLIS BARBER
. ALBERTA DYTMAN
. . CORALEE HICKS
. . AUDREY OLIVER
. DOROTHY GRAEVES
. . MILDRED BAKER
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. . JEAN SPENCER
. . . MARY' BATTERSBY
. EMMA SUE BINSWANGER
. . MARGARET DUNHAM
. MARGARET SAWTELLE
. MARGARET SNYDER
. BLANCI-IE BACORN
. DoR1s FRIANT
. . GRACE GREENE
. JEAN MEISWINKEL
. . HELEN SWAIN
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Assistant Editor . . DOROTHY MASON
ELLZABETH VAN VELSOR
FERN ROYALL RUTH CAIN JANE COOPER
Adwerlising Manager . . .,........ . . MARGARET SAWTELLE
warm autumn-colored cover. A modernistic note in the touches of impressions
supplied by a design tucked in here and there. The quaintness of small, brown lettersg
the dignity of tall, brown letters. Each page so garnished as to seem a thing to treas-
ure. A catchy phrase in titleg a sudden, strange, wistful note in the brief loveliness
of a poem or a fragment of description. And this is Sibyl, our student magazine, warm
and alive with tradition never allowed to become sterile. Hands that stretch across
some sixty-five years in the fellowship of this kindred longing for expression.
Business Manager .
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Editor-in-Chief . .
Assistant Editor .
f ,News Editor . .
Technical Editor .
Humor Editor .
Book Refviefws .
Social Editor . .
Exchange Editor .
Sports Editor . .
World Affairs .
A dfvortising Manager
. ARLINE GOULD
. PHYLLIS BARBER
. ELIQZABETH SMITH
. . LOUISE TYRRELL
. IOSEPHINE WILLIAMS
. . . DOROTHY MASON
EMMA SUE BINSWANGER
I . . , ENID MATHES
. JANE GORDON
. RUTH CAIN
. . ESTER IENKNER
. . EMILY BALDWIN
Circulation Manager . . ELEANOR SCHRADER
peek through Arline's keyhole every other Thursday would reveal what effort
of body and soul goes into that newspaper of ours . . . Typewriters pounding . . .
Heads throbbing with headline-mania and the business of shrinking five pages of mate-
rial into the regulation four.
With Octagon an active member of the Intercollegiate Newspaper Association, con-
ventions this year at lVIuhlenberg and Drexel saw Elmira efficient, proficient, sufficient
in "doing her bit." Policy-to depict the present, recall the recent, and forecast the
future . . . To feature timely bits about alumnae, resumes of chapel speeches, book
reviews, beauty hints, social notes, and an informal view of life in the dormitory,
or why girls leave home.
Three rehearsals a week take the place of the previous two. Hard work-
maybe, but it,s worth it according to its one hundred members. Need we ask
why? The Binghamton concert marked the beginning of the most eventful
season of its three-year existence-December 13th-a special train chartered
for the occasion-a full house. December 14th followed with our Elmira
concert in conjunction with the symphony orchestra. Did we 'say something
about a full house-this time we had standing room only . . . The success of
the concerts-couldn't you tell by the actions of certain faculty members?
Building up to a climax, our New York concert marked the suspension of
two days of school, a special train to New York, rooms at the Waldorf, our
broadcast over the NBC network, our special dinner at Radio City. But best
of all the concert in the Starlight Room with the Union College Glee Club.
Remember "Parsifal" . . . Was there ever a piece of music comparable to
"Glorious Forevern? . . . Will we ever forget Gwynn' s expression in i'Slumber
Songv? . . . And still we haven't even mentioned the dancing that followed
the end of the concert or the rest of our New York weekend-but then, we
shall really have to stop somewhere.
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That angelic feeling that goes with those starched vestments . . . no ankle sox . . .
attempting to make a 35 waist line fit your trim 25 . . . the squeaking of the organ bench
. . . into the Chapel solemnly-singing . . . two by two . . , a really lovely and serious business.
This year a part of Glee Club-twenty-five of its members serving monthly in Choir.
Favorite hymns selected by the students themselves. Real devotion in the processional and
VVhat better way to get initiated into college life, or back into the swing of it,
than to come to the President's reception? For one thing, you can always count
on Jazz Orchestra to make a really good thing of the entertainment.
Nor is this just a one night band-there's the A. A. party, their banquet,
High School Day, Buddy Party-all affairs which feature jazz Orchestra. It's a
Eve-piece affair this year-trumpet, drum, banjo, sax, piano-and even a piano
player or two in reserve.
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First, the marionettes, the French chorus, red apples . . . Then charades, members C
painstakingly guessing French words, syllable by syllable . . . And the Christmas
celebration, the familiar story depicted in pageantry . . . The annual French play, L
this year, a comedy, of the 1890's . . . And other informal bi-monthly gatherings
with a travel talk, perhaps, or lovely selections from French music . . . la Mar- E
seillaise, the song-French, the spoken language.
gy L, It may be to hear about the celebrated German art-to listen to inspiring German
music-to hear delightful talks about life in Germany-then again it may be just
- a plain social meeting with informal conversing in German, or plans for a card
i f 5 But whatever the program at the usual monthly meetings, it is the traditional
Pix German Christmas party that makes them most excited-the party just a little
Q B untraditional this year with a modernistic Christmas angel in blue and gold, and a
Q3 VVe1hnachtsmann with vinegared switches for the bad.
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A meeting place for "all the learned and authentic fellows" who can awe us with
their discussions on crime control, capital punishment, and chill us with tales of
U their narrow escape working in a girls' reform school, a community settlement
house, a coaling district, or among the Indians of Wyoming .... The latest lec-
B tures on child labor and the International Conference of Social VVork .... The
' f'Soc" majors conference table.
Latin majors don't hide tlfeir light under a bushel .... They invite you all to
belong to the Classical Club and really develop an artistic, social, and linguistic L
appreciation of the ancients .... Realize the tremendous influence of that culture
upon all ages, including our own precious Present .... Hear Dr. Hamilton compare U
the ancient sports and the modern Olympics .... See how some aspects of the
political life of Rome persist today .... Sing Latin songs at the,Christmas party B
. . . Be in a Latin play perhaps . . . And hear good lectures by classical authorities.
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A fairly new organization, yet already progressing briskly . . . Varied and
colorful activities . , . A novel smock party with everyone feeling like a potential
artist . . . Spaghetti in the octagon . . . No lights?
VVith study Art Club stimulates interest in the old masters. VVith practice it B
encourages creative ability. VVith organization it deepens student appreciation of
art in all its phases.
Impressions of Edgar Allen Poe . . . Thoughts suggested by Kipling . . . The
Ll life of Sandburg . . . Favorite poems for children . . . Original ones . . . All kinds
As these interests indicate, Poetry Club acquaints students and faculty with
B poets-their lives and their writings, while friendly criticism and assistance stim-
ulate the creative ability of members themselves.
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Busy scissors and busy pens . . . The hurry and bustle of news in the phases of
going to the press . . . The would-be journalists securing a bit of practical expe-
rience by acting as press agents for our college successes . . . In our home town
newspapers-the warm glow of satisfaction at seeing one's own name in print . . .
Clippings to be treasured in our book of years.
fCollege Mathematicians--the unknown-slide rules-theorems-CompassesJ-4-
Mathematics Clubijolly times . . . Picnics without the usual rain . . . Instructive
talks by guests and advisors . . . Discussions drawing out student ideas . . . Stim-
ulation of interest in topics related to mathematics and astronomy . . . No prob-
lem's too big for l'Math" Club-their's are undaunted spirits . . . Their motto
-ever forward and upward.
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Everyone welcome . . . Timely questions . . . Answers pro
and con . . . Informal discussions . . . Informative talks to
familiarize students with the swift current of international
problems . . . Stimulation to clear consecutive thought on
such topics . . . Conferences and Modern League of Nations
Councils . . . Formation of close contacts with other colleges
-Syracuse, Rochester, Hamilton, Wells, Colgate . . . Cam-
paign drives for the Foreign Policy Association . . . The
W spring Peace Movement . . . A far-reaching view in the
interpretation of internationalism . . . A growing sense of
fellowship with the rest of the world . . . Possible provincial-
ism in thinking superceded by real cosmopolitanism.
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Prfxidzfnl . . . ,...,. IOSEPHINE VVILLIAMS
Vice-Presidmiz . . MARGARET ROACH
Secretary . . . GENEVIEVE MEZUR
Treasurer ..... . MARY LOU VV RIGHT
Frrsfmzan Rejarrseniaiifzm . . . ELIZABETH DAY
To enumerate all the varied activities of A. A.-
a nearly impossible task. Hockey-on a fielcl which
turns from green to brown-the faculty-senior game-
costumes, cheer leaders, and chuckles . . . Tennis
throughout the fall-colcl, nippy Clays, warm, sun-
shiny Ones-tournaments as a climax to a worthwhile season. Then winter and
basketball-intercollegiate play Clays . . . volleyball-clon't forget our faculty
matches . . . Dancing+new and moclern-Watch for it during May Day
Nor would A. A. be complete without its picnics ancl hikes each year-the
A. A. party, A. A. banquet-awards of cups, letters and numerals, and the
white blazer to mark the crowning achievement of one athlete, outstanding in
character as well as sports. A. A. ancl only A. A. can inspire such a genuine
love of sports and real sportsmanship in one ancl all.
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Those sunburned arms and noses
were a joy to look upon . . . VVill
that equipment ever arrive . . .
Beginner's surprise at the bull's-eye
they made and horror at their de-
veloping bruises . . . Lessons by
our miniature master.
ACKETS AND REACHES
Red, blue, green shorts-and more
shorts . . . Fletcher our fall cham-
pion . . . The favorite sport . . .
Fall and spring tournaments . . .
Tennis and Elmira, the incompar-
able team . . .
Sunday mornings before breakfast
. . . Stiffness that wasn't there be-
fore . . . The beauty of Rorick's
1 trails . . . Donlt trot your horses
down hill . . . The round, round,
and round some more of the ring
in winter . . . Cantering in the
crisp autumn air.
The "up and coming" sport . . .
The handsome pro . . . Tea in a
sandtrap . . . Practice on the
hockey field-the lake a tempting
hazard . . . Balls disappear never
to reappear . . . Putting on fourth
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. . . Class teams and many en-
0 thusiasts . . . The thrill of a long,
skillful volley . . . The envy of a
well placed serve . . . Where clo
they go, those balls that We throw
-too high . . . A season over all
too soon . . .
Come winter and the appearance
of those large white slips . . .
VVhen to drink that cup of coffee
. . . VVhen to smoke those few
cigarettes . . . Watch out for that
Sophomore team . . . A quick, deft
toss-perfect basket . . . The great-
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Now a regular activity . . . Our
For future use in Thespis l ' 1 The speed crawler rivals the best . . .
gym demonstration. . I D How to A corsage to the winner . . . Splash
keep that mask on your face and
not under your chin . . . That
awful rip, rip after you've made a
most spectacular lunge . . . Itls
fun for the fit.
class meets at 7:15 . . . Have you
seen the latest in swan dives . . .
Our ,Olympics in the Spring.
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Despite frozen knees and fingers
. . . The foolish, freakish Senior-
Faculty game . . . The honor in
bruise and bump . . . The clash
of sides, sticks, and shins down the
Held . . . The quizzical looks of
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. . . Time to say what we're Udriv-
ing" at . . . We "putt" our sports
in one Hbasketl' . . . So we Won't
be f'foiled" in the end . . . We
"crawled," we 'ftrottedl' to our
goal . . . The "net" result-the
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WHITE BLAZER GIRL
MARY ELIZABETH COPLEY
-who as firsI' in her class in aII-round abilify and sporisman-
ship if is our privilege I'o 'Fea+ure. We offer I'I1is page as a
I'ribuI'e fo 'I'I'ie 'fineness and 'Friendship of our big sisfer class.
May Queen, 1936
Clad in long White robe
with royal purple cloak
and train, the flora!
crowned monarch lead!
the gala May Day pro-
cession and graciously
presides over the holi-
Spring dancers inter-
pret the muse by the
lake. The May Queen
and her Court smile
from their leafy bower.
Pro:erpfne's compan 'ons
frolic by the edge of the
Wood. Mock Magfers
give their own rendifon
The cast, Dian and Me-
rope, the Nereids-
three scenes from the
lovely Greek myth,
"The Lost Pleiad," last
year's June Play Pro-
duction ,Httingly played
in our own outdoor
theater. Senior Thespis
presented Sir James
Barrie's "The Admir-
The Juniors presented
'Molnaris "The Swan"
for Opening Thespis
this fall. The follow-
ing three scenes oc-
curred in the annual
Speech Education plays
given by the Speech
Department - "The
Dickey Bird," "The
Travelers," and "The
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the act . . . picnic
bribing george .
careful . . . ba
raising . . . com:
. . . IOOWQ pure
Vesuvius . . . anc
influence . . .
babies . . . in
hands of the law
help the wpa . . .
wown the hatch
uler mohar . good
ame . . . pond lilies
. la classe francaise
. minx . . . patience
nd pebbles . . . quote
ir. penquin . . . the
thlete . . . prexy pol-
' . . . skirts are going
p . . . south goes
Camera . . .
fffhlter ls Said and Done!!
It's over-but not forgotten. The long, arduous days of
pictures, write-ups, campaigns-and the Iris Country Fair have
joined the realm of has-beens. The worry, the mistakes, the
last minute rush, the thrill of watching a mere scrap of an idea
burst into being are now but memories in the sport of uputting
out the yearbook."
Since our principal intent was to paint our campus as we
really find it, we have not permitted any theme, other than the
cuts of sports which we associate with our patron saint, to
In form of presentation we have not varied far from the
usual, but we have instituted a few changes and introduced
some new features which we feel merit a place in our book of
We are greatly indebted to Mr. W. A. Daniels of the Ben-
son Printing Company for his guidance and generous assistance
in formulating plans for our book. Likewise, we extend our
appreciation to Mr. C. Jay Smith of Jahn and Ollier Engraving
Company for his aid in crystallizing our hazy ideas for the
snapshot page. Also we are exceedingly grateful to Mr. Fred
Loomis, our photographer, for his wholehearted cooperation
and counsel in making the pictures just what we wished.
We hope that our book may in every way be worthy of the
trust bestowed upon us by the Junior class, and that our delight
and enjoyment in preparing our IRIS will be reflected in your
approval of this 1938 edition.
The Trustees whose names appear on page 19 send
greetings to Elmira College,s daughters everywhere. An
educational institution is the lengthened shadow of its
alumnae. Without their feelings of loyalty and their
active cooperation and support it cannot very well exist.
During the depression, colleges and universities every-
where have suffered from loss of enrollment. Last year,
in the case of Elmira College, the trend was reversed.
This year with an enrollment of 352, there is a 4.2 per
cent increase over last year. But we still need more
students of the proper kind, students who are qualified
in every way for entrance to Elmira. There has been no
relaxation of standards and there will be no compromise
in quality. To every alumna who reads this page, the
Trustees urge that you help during the coming year-
I. By telling your acquaintances of the good points of
2. By finding good students in your community, telling
them about Elmira College, and writing the Registrar
or the President giving their names and addresses.
3. By writing the President, for the benefit of the
Administration of the College and the Trustees, any-
thing you lcnow that will help make the College
We thanlg you for your past cooperation.
TRUSTEES CF ELMIRA COLLEGE
A NEW SERVICE BY AN OLD BANK
A Dignifgeci, Economicai Way To
Meet Temporary Financial Needs
One cioes not have to Ine a customer of this or any other
bank. The requirements are chiefly, character,
regular income ancI a real purpose.
Call or Write any one of our four offices for further details
FIRST NATIONAL BANK 8 TRUST CO.
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Elniirzfs Leading Jewelers
AND and Opticians
H O S I E R Y
Cards, Magazines Circulating Library
209 W. Water Street
Dial 4531 Open Till 9 P. M
One Sixty Main
Books and Stationery
ELIVIIRA, NEW YORK
Select your Table Needs at the busy
Mark Twain Market where there
are logical reasons for selling
154 North Main Street
Free Parkin g-Delivery
Phone 7141, 7142
AND FLOOR COVERINGS
131 NORTH MAIN ELMIRA
IMMACULATE DRY CLEANING
Serving Elmira 25
Phone 2-3216 222 E. Market
C. 81 K. LAUNDRY
uThe Biggest Little Dress
Shop in Townu
E. HAZEL MURPHY
CUTRATE DRUG' STORE
With Compliments of
Peerless Dry Cleaning
203 W. Fifth St. Phone Elmira 2-3137
TOBACCO, CANDY F . h Y R A
Patent Medicines and Toilet Articles urnls our 00m t
Rubber Goods and Sundries
127 West Water Street 513-515 N. Main St. Phone 2-3920
THE MARK TWAEN HOTEL
PERF ECTLY APPOIN TED
Q00 ROOMS 200 BATHS
- Popular Priced Coffee Shop - Lounge Bar fair condirionedj
: Huck Finn Room A Q Garage Accommodation
Main Dining Room
ROLAND D. HUNTER, Manager
E. L. RHOADES
Meats, Groceries, Bake Goods
Mark Twain Gown Shop
Mark Twain Hotel
MISSES AND WOMEN,S
Compliments of KATHERINE B. SCHNEIDER
WIRTH CIGAR CO. Ph011e 4323
Elmirais Flower Traclition
JAY H. PARKER
For More than 15 Years
140 WEST MARKET STREET
THE BLUE GOOSE SHOP
Interior Decorating, Gifts
209 College Ave. Elmira, N. Y-
BENAS BEAUTY SALON
Call 9013 118 E. Gray Sr.
Success 599.50 TO 53,000
and Congratulations CLAUDE BUCKPITT
to the Pianos-Furniture
Class of 56 Lake Street ELMIRA
COATS AND DRESSES
Tread Easy and Rice Oneill Shoes
IS Smart Millinery
u R O S E N B A U M 5 S
Elm1Td,5 Largest Department Store 112 West Water Street
SHEEHAN, DEAN Es?
SMART APPAREL AND
118 North Main Street
LAMPS AND SHADES
C. M. 8a R.
ELMIRA, NEW YORK
The Riverside Florists
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A WE APPRECIATE THE TT'
mx' "Official Plrotograplrersp'
o0l"'S FOR THE
I'Vholesale and Retail
Meats, Vegetables, Sausage, Poultry,
Oysters and Clams, Royal Scarlet
and Monarch Canned Goods
Phone 5147 164-166 Lake Street
JOHN T. SADLER
SANITARY AND HEATING
162 Lake street ELMIRA, N. Y
Fruits, Vegetables ancl
BLUE RIBBON PRODUCTS
HARRY B. FURMAN
Manager Elmira Branch
. . AMERICA LOOKS FORWARD!
America doesn't need any rear-view mirror-our eyes are on the road ahead.
We confidently believe that this country, Right Now, is making the
Greatest Leap forward in its whole History, And Sears are charting their
In every piece of Merchandise, you will see evidence that Sears are thinking
in terms of Tomorrow. Note the modern trend-the skill with which Sears
have sensed your changing demands and-MET THEM. America looks
SEARS, RCEBUCK 81 CCD.
207 State Street
ELMIRA, N. Y.
GOWNS HOODS CAPS
for American degrees COMPLIMENTS
Cotrell and Leonard COMPANY
Established 1832 Incorporated 1935
ALBANY, N. Y.
Compliments of P
Elmira Savings E3 Loan
212 EAST WATER STREET
Member Federal Home Loan Bank System
ORMOND HOSIERY SHOP Accounts Insured By
123 West Water Street Federal Savings 86 Loan Insurance Corporation
Elmira, N. Y.
Everything in Ladies Silk Stockings WASHINGTON, D' C'
THE GORTON LABEL IS ALWAYS
GN THE BEST
Gorton's copes incomparably with College Wardrobes. The
Gorton Label hallmarks them for quality and good taste. Beautiful,
simple essentials and gay, giddy accents united with real under-
standing and good judgment.
COMPLIMENTS DRIVE UP
. . DIXIE BARBE UE
Snyder Bros' Prlntlng Curb Service Qufzgty Food
S. M. Fliclcinger Co.
WHOLESALE GROCERS OF
"Distributors of Birdis Eye Frosted
Food and Red and White
255-259 STATE STREET
Elgin Wrist Watches, Fine Diamonds
Kirk Sterling Silver
JEWELERS SINCE 1893
214 East Water Street
SWARTHOUT Ed' CO.
215 EAST WATER STREET
Diamonds, Watches, Silverware,
Jewelry, Leather Goods,
TEA ROOM AND BAKERY
Where the College faculty and students
feel at home
PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT AND GOOD FOOD
408 West Washington Avenue
Added attraction-12 new streamlined bowling alleys. We ask you all to
pay us a visit, and see for yourself why ten million
people enjoy this sport.
309-11 E. Water St. Elmira, New York Mark Twain Trave
EVERYTHING IN MUSIC B
Pianos and Radios Phonographs and Records ureau
M. Doylefnarx 6 Son, Inc.
Nina H. Treat Dress Shop Compliments of
Day-time and Eyening Wear
adles and Misses Sizes
401 N. Main St. Elmira, N. Y.
SMART GOWNS coATs Fuhrman Hardware Co
143 W. Water St. Elmira, N. Y. Incorporated
Founded 1833 -
Memher Federal Reserve
Federal Deposit Insurance
ABOVE ALL A REAL DRUG
On the Corner
MAIN AND THIRD MAIN AND WATER
Elmira Wholesale G rocery
"Printing with Prestige"
380 S. Main Street Elmira, N. Y.
H Y C5 E I A
PRODUCTS AND SERVICE
The fnest cabs in Elmira
0 Comfort and Luxury
9 Prompt service
' Courteous and careful drivers
"Use our free phone in front of Cowles Hall"
The Homestead Tavern
Barbecue Sandwiches Curb Service
Western Union Telegraph
. ' A M k
Drink I I I
ELMIRA COCA-COLA BOTTLIN G WORKS
Dial 2-61 3 7
You can whip our cream-
But you can't beat our milk
636 WINSOR AVENUE Dial 2-6137 ELMIRA, NEW YORK
Wan E99 Sons-Morse Co. C0mPfimenff of
Incorporated LCVEIICY, MCLCOA,
OVER ss YEARS
JULIA B. MURPHY
PHONE 6284 Apparel Shop
122 W. Market St. Just Off Main St
Tbe cooperation of Elmira businessmen, by tbeir utilization of tbis advertis-
ing section, bas aided in no small Way to make possible our year book. We,
tberefore, Wisb to extend our appreciation to tbem, and to assure tbem of
tbe patronage of Elmira College in tbe future.
MR. AND MRS.
G. F. HOFFMAN
MR. AND MRS.
J. A. HARRIS
MR. AND MRS.
JOHN W. GRAVES
MR. AND MRS.
CHARLES N. DOOLITTLE
MR. AND MRS.
A. C. McINTYRE
WILTON H. COLE
MR. AND MRS. .
MILTON S. BINSWANGE.R
MR. AND MRS.
E. J. KELLAM
MR. AND MRS.
LEWIS G. GRAEVES
MR. AND MRS.
IRVING H. IRION
MR. AND MRS.
HAROLD E. BRUNNER
MR. AND MRS.
WM. M. FIERO
MR. AND MRS.
J. HERBERT SPENCER J
MR. AND MRS.
GEORGE R. DUNHAM
MR. AND MRS. JOHN T. WILLIAMS
MR. AND MRS.
HENRY RUSSELL MEISWINKEL
MR. AND MRS.
FREDERICK J. BATTERSBY
MR. AND MRS.
JAMES F. HENNESSY
MR. AND MRS.
MR. AND MRS.
E. T. DAVIES
K MR. AND MRS.
S W. R. CHURCHILL
MR. AND MRS.
LeROY G. EDWARDS
MR. AND MRS.
MR. AND MRS.
MR. AND MRS.
GEORGE L. ROSS
MR. AND MRS.
MR. AND MRS.
CLYDE S. BRINSMAID
MR. AND MRS.
CHARLES M. FLETCHER
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