Elmira's so different from other col-
leges. I don't know just what it is, but-3'
Visitors on campus are always saying itg
that's how we all feel. This intangible some-
thing makes an endless task of catching the
Elmira spirit between two impersonal leath-
er covers. We've tried to express our feel-
ings on the subject countless times through-
out our school years-in song. What bet-
ter theme, then, than a musical one, ,to
catch this mood and to impart it as best
we can to whom it may concern. Our class
song captures a great deal of the person-
ality of the uhailing class of '50", so we
use it to introduce the sections of our year-
book. The countless other Elmira songspof
the past and present best threw-'lQhti on
the mysterious over-all Elmira spiritg thus,
verses from them are used as picture cap-
tions and as titles. Someone once said that
"music is the universal language of man-
kind". For us, he spoke the truth.
Page 14 text:
- - 2l'e oed we Jet f 2 CLC?
-hi now we Afafe our carie
E were first introduced to Dr. Pott's
warmhearted geniality when he wel-
comed us to Elmira as freshmen. Since then
the white house with the tall pillars and the
open door has been a regular haunt. Digni-
Hed and reserved in his book-lined office,
Sunday afternoons find him sitting cross-
legged on the library floor all wrapped up
in a 'Ghot" bridge game with three students.
When we're all alumnae, Sunday afternoons
will never roll around without evincing
memories of open houses at the Potts' . . . Lathe
Mrs." behind the tea service . . . uthe Doctor"
presiding at the toaster . . . food aplenty . . .
and a roaring fire in the fireplace.
Dean Speight, our jovial saint, has helped
us to become masters of our academic fates.
A hospitable smile, a joke, and a feeling of
personal interest begin any conference.
Through him the freshmen have found their
academic sea legs and upper classnien have
had their scholastic knots ironed out. And all
of us know that each petition to change an
exam schedule or to take an additional course
will meet every consideration.
Dean Lyon has been our "aide confidantew
for three years. She has listened with patient
sympathy to our tales of woe, both academic
and social, and her kindness and interest has
reached out to touch everyone. Executive
Council has benefited by her helpful advice
at the meetings which are always held at
the udeaneryn, Whose open door has been
known by every Elmiran. Room inspection
always includes a chuckle over some Neol-
legiaten endeavor., and our mistakes are cor-
rected by her stories of Susie which have
provoked laughter in many a chapel.
PRESIDENT Port' DEAN LYON DEAN SPEIGHT
Suggestions in the Elmira College - Iris Yearbook (Elmira, NY) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.