Emerson College - Emersonian Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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O ' EMERSONIAN 19 2 0 Spitrattmt (ill ptiiora, uitjo bo soon must pact, four future tu ttjp utorlb to futb, f ou leaue a plarp uiitljin earl) tjeart (if tljoae utt|om ttoui you leaue bel|tnb. He’ll Hap IFareuiell utljile looking on (Hljp brigl|t neut bay for gou, uttjoBe baum (Slows out bpyonb tljat worb “abieu.” o uiiflljtng you tljp beat Burcpsa Hitlj l|oppB for pnblpBB IjappiueBB Up bebirate tIjiB book to you. EMERSONIAN STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF HELENA COLLINS LITERARY EDITORS KATHERINE SMITH NETTINA STROBACH BUSINESS MANAGERS KATHRYN CAPRON JOSEPH E. CONNOR ART EDITOR ELVIRA DEAN 5 (CnntmlB PAGE FACULTY 7 SEX I OKS 17 JUNIORS SOPHOMORES . FRESHMEN MAGAZINE BOARD 41 43 4(i SOCIETIES Debating Club Student Association Y. W. C. A. . Canadian Club Southern Club Phi Mu Gamma Zeta Phi Eta . Kappa Gamma Chi . 47 49 tu 57 59 61 64 67 LITERARY 69 DRAMATICS 87 JOKES 97 AUTOGRAPHS 115 ADVERTISEMENTS 119 “They practically demonstrate the great Theorem of the Liveableness of Life Henry Lawrence South wick President Harry Seymour Ross Dean Charles Winslow Kidder Registrar : Acoustics; Vocal Physiology Walter Bradley Triit History of Drama; Impersonation; Dra m a tic I ntcrprctation Silas A. Alden Applied Anatomy; Hygiene, Physical Training Priscilla C. Puffer Gesture; Recitals Jessie Eldridge South wick 1 ocal Culture; Ethics; Shakespeare 11 Margaret Josephine Penick Evolution ; Recitals Elvie Burnett Willard Story Tellitiy; Evolution; Repertoire Alxes Knox Black Literary Interpretation Elsie Riddell Gymnasium; Drawing; Fencing Lilia E. Smith Pedagogy ; History of Education ; School Management A illia.m Howard Ivexxey 1 nice Tech n it ite Helex Bartel Gesture Imogens Hogle Children ' s Theatre 14 ‘Forth from the casement, on the plain Where honour has the world to gain. Pour forth and bravely do your part, () knights of the unshielded heart! Forth and forever forward ! — out From prudent turret and redoubt, And in the mellay charge amain, To fall, but yet to rise again! Captive? Ah, still, to honour bright, A captive soldier of the right! Or free and fighting, good with ill? Unconquering but unconquered still! ‘O to be up and doing, O Un fearing and unshamed to go In all the uproar and the press About my human business! My undissuaded heart I hear Whisper courage in my ear. With voiceless calls, the ancient earth Summons me to a daily birth.” ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 15 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President : Evelyn Stephens Vice-President: Margaret Porter Secretary: Ruth Parker Treasurer: Bernice Caswell Reporter: Mary Glenn Phillips 17 PEA K L V. ATKINSON 10S2 Coimnomvealth Ave.. Boston. Mass. We recognize this blonde to be The “Enknown Purple” girl; Nor fame nor fortune does she seek, For she is just Chic’s Pearl. ETHEL M. BERNES K T X 127 West Diamond Ave.. Hazelton, Penn. Yice-I ‘resident. ' 17: Student Council. ' IS; Busi- ness Manager Magazine, T9; Editor-in- ( Tiief Magazine. ' 20. She’s voted the Pessimist, Poor little Pessimist, — Though we can never tell why; Not given to folly, Yet still she is jolly, So smiling, and pleasant, and spry. LILLIAN M. .BURCH 53 Third St.. Ilion, X. Y. Nothing ever can get by Without this lady knowing “Why?” Of many virtues at her call. Sincerity comes first of all. 18 ABBTE E. CASEY 22 North Main St., Butte, Montana Debating Club, 1918-19-20. This is Abbie; it seems her art Is that of breaking the masculine heart. If ever she teaches, we plainly can see That “Lessons in Vamping” her special will be. BERNICE L. CASWELL Z J H 107 Boynton St.. Manchester. X. H. Treasurer Junior Class, T9; President Debating Club, T9-’20; Treasurer Senior Class, ‘20: Secretary and Treasurer Student Asso- ciation. ‘20: Member Student Coun- cil, ’20. She ' s clever, she’s brilliant, she’s great; Everything that she does is first rate. And as we have seen With her wit, quick and keen. She’s a bright shining light in Debate. MTLLIS L. CAVERLY K r X Laconia, New Hampshire Freshman Stunt Committee, ' 17 ; Magazine Board, T8-T9; Year Book Board, T9; Student Council, T9. She is capable and clever, Never does things just by half; Looks so solemn, yet forever Her dry wit makes people laugh. 19 ESTHER V. COHN Tupper Lake, New York Debating Club, T9-’20. Her comedy will be the rage; On Laughter’s throne she ' s bound to sit. And scatter forth her funny wit ; We think slie’ll make her biggist hit Upon the vaudeville stage. EDNA S. CULP 171 Heinenway St.. Boston, Mass. This girl follows in the track Of the art of Mis. Black; And if working makes success Surely Fortune should her bless. MARJORIE HUBBARD DURLINO, B.A. Wadsworth, Ohio We’ve heard of a lady named Dueling, When Dan Cupid ' s arrows come hurling, She’s startled a bit And finds she is hit, And away goes her heart madly whirling. 20 HUEY GEIGER Z l H X 4823 Monroe St.. Spokane, Wash. Class Treasurer, ‘17 T8-T9-’20 ; Debating Club. A type of work she’ll have to find, Where she can always stand behind With onlers for the common crew — A telling others what ' s to do. ISABEL G. GOHEEN K T X 41 9 West College Ave., State College. Penn. Little Isabel Golieen, Always wide awake and keen; Where’s there fnn she’s always in it. Never still for half a minute. ORRELLE GRAY Orrington, Maine President Ross Hall, " 19-’20; Costume Mistress Children’s Theatre, ’20. Her disposition surely doesn’t fit her name — so gray, — Indeed she has a very bright and optimis- tic way ; And as a teacher she will be a great success some day. 21 MAH VIOL A. ( ' .HIGGS Twelfth St.. Silvis, Illinois Not as big as a minute is she, As airy and light as can be; Quite partial to dancing And fond of romancing, Life is gay, is it not, Betty G. Betty G? Life is gay, is it not, Betty G? SARA ANNE HATHAWAY Winn, Maine Debating Club Reporter. To Sarah Anne We hope we can Present a loving cup, With this advice : The world’s so nice, For goodness sake, cheer up! M AR ION II A WT HORN E I M r 010 Putnam St.. Peru, Illinois Vice-President Freshman Class. ’17-Ts; Student Council Reporter, TS-T!): President Student Association, T!)- ' 20: President Student Council. ’19-’20. A girl like Marion, you’ll find but few, For while she is cute, she is capable, too; She may be only a ‘“little mite, " But she ' ll make her way in the world, all right. 22 MYRTLE HAWTHORNE . ' 14 Forsyth St.. Boston. Mass. She’ll take her stand With that -Jazz band, To live in the land Of Jazz! ROSEMARY B. HILTON Z h H Soearro, New Mexico Representative Student Council, ’19. This Rosemary rose As everyone knows, Is pretty, with wonderful hair; In work or repose From her head to her toes. She ' s a dancer exceedingly fair. EMM ELY X Y. HUFF K T X Student Council, ’19-’20. A small and lively girl is she. Most always in a whirlwind mood; Quite safe from hunger will she be, Because she ' ll always have her ‘‘Food.” 23 LUCIE M. KNOWLES S Webster Ave., Bangor, Maine Secretary Debating Club, ’19-’20; Y. W. C. A., ' 19-’20; Senior Representative Year Book, ’20. Among all the girls of the college You’ll And none sweeter nor kinder; If she hasn’t a date with old Friend De bate, Behind the scenes helping you ' ll find her. FRANCIS J. McCABE 412 Kimball St., t ' tica. New York Magazine Board, ’19. He hopes some day to make a name In tragedy, and rise to fame; But then, he’ll miss the girls, you know. And go into an Opera show. ANNA LEE MAGUIRE 12 South Walker St., Lowell, Mass. Anne ' s very sweet and modest With that quiet smile that wins. She’s one (and Pearl’s the other) Of the famous Siamese Twins. 24 AGNES A. MAHONEY K r X 3 Cole St.. Port Jervis, X. Y. Vice-President Junior Class, ’10. Very sweet. Quite petit; Though she’s not a sinner Yet some day Agues may Need to have one Skinner. MYRA MARSH k r x Dover, Maine. Member Student Council. ’19-’20. In looks so strong and mighty, A wonder we surmised ; And yet you’re just a bluffer? Why, Myra, we ' re surprised ! IK )R )TH Y MATH EWS 301 East Evergreen St.. San Antonio, Texas We don’t know what she does these days Or how much she gets done; But she seems so overworked always And the busiest under the sun. 25 LUCILE A. MORRIS Z J H oOG Sail Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Texas Junior Prom Committee, T!); Southern Club. We ' ll miss her pleasant face At chapel time each morn.; For soon her voice and grace The footlights will adorn. RUTH L. PARKER K r X Gil Appleton Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. Class importer. ' 17: Social Service Chairman, Y. W. C. A., ’is ; Chairman of Finance, Y. W. C. A., T9; Class Secretary, ’20; President Y. W. C. A., ’20. So dignified, and friendly, too, There’s something fine about her. We wonder what Y. W. Will ever do without her. KATHLEEN PATE Z I H Grayson, Georgia Secretary-Treasurer Southern Club. T9-’20. So pretty and fair With glorious hair, And manners and grace of a queen: A lady of state, Or a marchioness great? Oh no, just our own sweet Kathleen. 26 VEROQUA S. PETTY i m r 300 Taylor St.. Bristol, Teun. Site’s gracious and charming. She’s high in her art; She ' s pretty, she’s witty, She’s sweet and she’s smart. With never a sputter, and never a fuss, This girl is indeed Personality Plus. MARIE F. PETTIJOHN Gallatin, Missouri Debating Club, T8-T9-’20. Behind the clouds the sun is shining. And site sees the silver lining All the while; So the “Optimist” they call her, For whatever may befall her, She can smile. MARY GLENN PHILLIPS Z H 214 Johnson St.. Bristol. Tenn. Vice-President Southern Club; Member Y. V. C. A. Cabinet; Senior Class Reporter. She’s hoping that maybe some day The guitar she ' ll be able to play; But at present her fad Nearly drives her house mad With “The Campbells are Coming, Hooray !” 27 MAROUERITE M. PORTER Z 4 H Chipman, (Queens County. New Brunswick, Can. Vice-President Senior Class, ’20; Member V. W. C. A. Cabinet, ' 20; President Canadian Club ' 20; Secretary Junior Class, ’IS. She’s very attractive and sweet, And happiness seems to impart; Though really her name ' s Marguerite. To us she’s just “Peg o’ My Heart.” MAUDE M. RANKEILLOR 70 Bradley St.. Saco. Maine She has a rather languid air. Her thoughts all seem to he somewhere So very far away from here — - “A penny for your thoughts,” my dear. HELEN M. REARDON 24 Prospect Hill Ave., Somerville, Mass. Debating Club. Helen loves to giggle, Helen loves to bore, Helen loves to pop remarks To make the others roar. 2S GUI NEVE RE R I FEXBURGI 1 51 Chestnut St.. All any, X. Y. Treasurer Debating Club, ’19- ' 20. Her voice is her dominant thought ; She practices all she is taught, And hopes in this way To acquire some day The thing so earnestly sought. BERTHA X. ROSXOSKY 94 Seaver St.. Roxbury, Mass. Now this attractive girl, we find, Desires to train the youthful mind. It takes no wisdom to foretell That students all will love her well. FRANCES 1. SCHULZE Z H 2120 Winthrop Ave., Davenport, Iowa There is a young lady called Fran. Who cares not so much for a man ; But turns her emotion And constant devotion To one of the Faculty clan. 29 YIKOINA SHERMAN Z d H 56 Brighton Ave., Allston, Mass. Treasurer, Sophomore Class, ’17-TS; Dramatic Club, ’17. A better girl there never was, As sweet as she is smart; Though good in everything she does, Her star ' s Dramatic Art. WILNETTA SPROUL 691S Prairie Ave., Chicago. 111. Debating Club. She can act and dance and sing Quite as good as any show; Musician, artist, everything, • lust ' cause she’s talented, you know. EVELYN STEPHENS Z I H 920 Peachtree St.. Atlanta, (la. President Senior Class, T9-‘20; President South- ern Cluli, T9- ' 20 ; Vice-President Student Association; Vice-President Student Council ; Debating Club. About Miss " Erie " Stephens, surely every one will say That she is most attractive in her charm- ing Southern way; And so Miss Popularity is courting her today. 30 POLICE STERNE Milner, Georgia We see that Loui, Life’s game will start, With pretty black eyes And a very big heart. tV I X 1 FRED SYM I XGTOX 453 Quebec Ave., Toronto, Canada Treasurer Canadian Club. TO: Vice-President Y. W. C. A.. T9-’20. So far from pedantic, So very romantic, She loves Cnpid far more than art; She’ll never he teaching Or reading or preaching, Bnt follow the call of her heart. GLADYS E. TEA HAN 145 South Third Ave., Mechanicsville. X. l r . A girl who is very attractive, And one with a winning way. We wish that we knew Whatever she’ll do When she ' s parted from Peggy some day. 31 CAMILLA TIXTXER 568 South Franklin St.. Wilkes-Barre, I’enn Here is a girl called Camilla, Whose future we cannot foresee; But this much we know, She always will show That Billy’s reflection she ' d he. M. BERYL VAX XATTA Z t H 117 North Main St.. Lambertville, X. .7. Y. tY. C. A. Cabinet, T7-T8-T9. Xow Beryl is fond of rocks and rills — She’s got the camp-life craze. She’ll make a studio in the hills And start a-eoaching plays. LEILA F. WATSOX K T X Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania Debating Club; Junior Class Marshal, T9. Indeed it cannot he denied That Leila is most dignified; And though she seldom speaks of him. We think her favorite is Gym. 32 MARY WEST K r X Greenfield. Tennessee Southern Club. Distinctly southern in spite of her name. We wonder if Mary aspires to fame? Rnt it all will end, ' tis safe to say In the usual “Good Old Fashioned Way.” ELLA MARIE WILLIAMS Z t H Rock Island, Illinois Chairman Junior Week. TO: Delegate Student Volunteer Convention, TO. Patty ' s great ambition lies Behind the footlight’s glow. She ' ll captivate with those brown eyes And win success, we know. NAOMI M. WILLIAMS 701 Craton Ave., New Castle, Ta. We know not what her “line " ’ may be. We know not her ambition : But this we do know, that she has A cheerful disposition. 33 BESSIE H. WILT K F X Redkey, Indiana A group of restaurants she will start With G inter’s chain competing For work in which she’ll put her heart, The business must be Eating. PANSY WOOD 100 Union Ave., Framingham, Mass. President, Junior Class TS-T9; Reporter. Student Council. This modest little Pansy Will ne’er, we fear, be staged ; Because she is at present So very much engaged. Y1DAH ROBERTSON I M r MARGARET STRUNK K T X 34 JOSEPH GIFFORD ialani of thr (Class nf 192D In the Fall of 191(5, the doors of Emerson opened to fifty new students, each one bearing the traditional greenness of Freshmen since time immemorial. Those who expected to find themselves within “Marble Halls. " immediately acquired a look of lamentation, and those who had not visualized such an edifice were spared the above feeling. We first registered at the office, which served and has always served as a sort of oasis in the desert, to which we all go first or last, generally first. Only a day or so passed before we became awakened to the fact that we had entered a most wonderful college, and that Emerson was not the building, but a spirit which became installed in everyone. It did not take us long, bash- ful and green as we were, to meet girls, girls, girls; for chapel the first day had brought to our realizing sense that although Emerson was a Co-ed insti- tution, it boasted but few male characters. Each Freshman was introduced more or less informally to tin cloakroom, elevator, bookstore, library and later in the year we followed the example of those virtuous upper classmen find ventured to hold forth in the Annex while experiencing our first cut from chapel. Never shall we forget the initiation we received. Expecting, as is the custom, to be treated with physical inflections at the hands of the Seniors, we appeared fully prepared. In lieu of the traditional hazing, we were given a most enjoyable trip around Boston and its vicinity. The Freshman class was then awakened to the true spirit of Emerson — that of helpfulness and good fellowship which was tendered us by both faculty and students. After having absorbed some of the requisites of our art. we staged our class stunt, “The Slipper of Fitness,” written by Imogene Hogle. At the end of the year we were so instilled with Emersonianism that it fairly oozed out and we felt that we had climbed the first round of the ladder which leads to true artistry. Our Sophomore year we returned fresh and ready for a still bigger year. We then experienced the feeling of welcoming and being welcomed, and realized how much our friendship made in the preceding year meant to us. The unanimous cry was, “Isn ' t it great to be back?” The Sophomore year was marked by two events: The class stunt, a pan- tomime written by Catherine Perry, called “The Crown of Manhood”; and the second great event, our first public recital. In the Fall of 1918, the college halls again resounded with our eager greetings, and our ship launched forth for the ensuing year, which is always an Emersonian ' s most eventful year. Junior recitals were our first class activ- ity, followed in the month of February by Junior week. This week of festivities was opened by the Junior Prom, given in honor of the class of ' 19 at the Hotel Vendome. Long days followed, and the events were concluded by a pantomime by Catherine Perry, and a play by Bernice Caswell. No Junior Class in the history of the college was privileged to participate in such an epoch in the annals of Emerson as was our class when the state gave E. C. O. the power to grant the degree of Bachelor of Literary Interpreta- 35 tion. We realized that we would be the first class to graduate with the greatest of honors. September, 11)19, found ns gathered together again, and our fourth and last year lay gloriously before us. As Freshmen we were irresponsible. As Sophomores irrepressible, as -Juniors irresistible, and as Seniors we were irre- proachable. In unison we shout, “There may have been a better class, but we don’t believe it.” In December we staged the traditional Old English Comedy, “The Critic.” In February we were the guests of the Class of ’21 at the Prom held at the Copley Plaza, which was a most memorable occasion. During Junior Week we donned our caps and gowns, and we shall continue to wear them with all due dignity until the grand finals. Every Senior looks back upon the four years which have passed, and these few lines express our thoughts as we stand on the threshold of a new life. Four years of work and pleasure past : The happiest we have known. We thought they would forever last, Yet now they all have flown. The hour has come to say farewell To faculty and college dear. What you have done we ne ' er can tell — True knowledge, counsel clear. Take this weak tribute of the hand. Our grateful, loving praise When we go forth to do our part In the world of the new days. Pansy M. AYood. 36 OFFICERS President: Frances Collins Vice-President: Elvira Dean Treasurer: Huey Geiger Secretary: Rebecca Ikei.er Student Council: Ethel Kelley Elizabeth Stewart Cheer Leader: Ethel Kelley C olor: Lavender and Purple Flower: Lavender Sweet Pea 37 .1 UN IOR CLASS History nf thr (Elass of 1921 Oh, April brings the verdant grass To grow on hillsides drear; Hut ’twas the golden autumn time That brought us Freshmen here. As tender as the Springtime buck As trusting and as green, We gathered here from far and near. September seventeen. We filled the corridors and halls And peeped in every room; The sight of our young faces drove Away the ghost of gloom. For, from the day we started out A model class were we, And if by chance you doubt my word. Ask Mr. Tripp and see. We learned our Evolution’s art As ducklings learn to swim; And two days out of every week We toddled off to gym. With gestures wondrous to behold We read “Ye Call Me Chief.” It puzzled us that at the end The teacher breathed relief. We had our pictures taken, too, And not a conscience pricked, Tho’ we were posed five separate times Before the camera clicked. Oh yes, we were a perfect class, But modesty forbid That I should here record the stunts Which we as Freshmen did. But soon the session ended as The best of sessions do; And we were forced to bid our friends And teachers all adieu. We next appeared as Sophomores, A proud and new disguise; A hit blase and bored, of course, But very, very wise. In all the branches of our art We steadily progressed. For every single member with A golden voice was blessed. By exercising carefully We gained in poise and grace. We weren’t the least deceitful, tho ' , Each had a second face. The annals of the college show How well we could recite, And di, the crowds that listened When we had recitals’ night! But all of that is past and gone. For we are Juniors now, And soon as Seniors, I suppose, We ' ll have to make our bow. We’ve all been happy other years, As happy as could be, But this has been the best of all — The nicest of the three. Oh Juniors, pull together. With a right and merry will. For all our energies are bent In climbing up the hill. We’ll never be contented till. With laurels in our hand, We stand on Fortune ' s threshold. All our gallant little band. And next year, when we’re Seniors wise, In sombre cap and gown, We’ll sit us down with dignity And maybe cough and frown. Now, tho’ we seem a bit puffed up, When all is said and done, We I mow there never was a class Like Xineteen-T wen tv-One. 39 Geraldine McGaughan, ’ 21 . OFFICERS President: Mildred Readk Vice-President: Edna Sievers Treasurer: Eleanor Flower Secretary: Dorothy Richards 40 SOPHOMORE CLASS ijiistnnj of tijr (Elasfi nf 1 B22 Once upon a time, tn September, 1919, The Class of ' 22 Burst in upon E. C. O. As Sophomores. And We made it our Duty — as all Sophomores do, To show the Xew girls how much we Knew about the college. AA ' e Hate to admit it, but Even we wise Ones had difficulty in getting Our courses settled. Besides AA’e never did Like new systems ! Anyhow, AA ' e had an “intelligent” Forensics class. Only Mr. Tripp had his own Opinions about our Taste for Oratory. AA ' e felt so big having Taming of the Shrew Our Sophomore year. But Then we always knew we could do it Until — Trippie gave Us a few of his “Side talks to girls.” Sli. This is Sort of private — but we Hated to see the Ereshies having Pantomime. Anyhow, we liked walking Like this And besides, Dean excused us all To see a scene one day, And we bet All the ’22 girls who Didn ' t come back this year Are sorry, ami we bet all Those who jumped to the Junior Class will be sorry, too — Because AVe know that ' 22 is Some class! P. S. AA ' e are informed that That expression is Fierce old? But we Do like puns. Anyhow, AA ' ateh us! AA ' e thank you. Dorothy Richards, ' 22. 42 O FFICERS President : Meade Sea well Vice-President: Doris Plaisted Secretary: Dorothy Morgan Treasurer: Charles Joralemox Motto: Ad Astra Colors: Garnet and White 43 FRESHMAN CLASS fiitBtflry nf tltr (ttlaas nf 1953 Undoubtedly every student in the college has not only welcomed but also appreciated the improved lighting system in Huntington Chambers. Class -3 is actually so bright and shining that not one of its members flunked out on Anatomy. Speaking of Anatomy, let me introduce our President, Meade Sea well. She has dragged us to our present situation, which demands a slight retrospection of our early form; although here let me explain that a continual metamorphosis is taking place, and by the expiration of four years’ time, we will have merged into wise and beautiful (if you can imagine that combina- tion) Seniors. One of the first announcements directed to us was the fact that we were the largest entering class in the history of Emerson, and felt extremely proud of our “seventy strong.” Although Meade can See Well and Mary has her Merrits, we have been unable to make any startling public appearance. April first, however, is the the date set for our traditional “Freshman Stunt.” “Come one, come all! Money back if not satisfied!” That is not a hint of the production, because it really will be a clever as well as successful affair. How can it lie otherwise? 1 will just mention the (Jlee Club and leave the future to prove its ability. Among other things at school have been classes in Evolution. We cer- tainly do appreciate the three minutes between classes for extra preparation in this subject. Next to the famous course in four volumes, comes the vaude- ville class — Vocal Technique — in which our beloved teacher induces us to expand and relax by personal and unlimited demonstration. Everyone knows that Chaucer is dead and we see no need of a revival — in fact, we are quite loathe to read his " Knight’s Tale.” It might have been exciting, but times have changed since Geoffrey died. 1 now approve Pantomime — it is a tender subject and involved much pulling of teeth and other things, including bluff. Not only have automobile episodes been portrayed, but also some of the feats of traffic policemen. Lastlv, of the more strenuous courses, comes Physical Culture. It is a perfectly good pursuit of study, and from it we have obtained our ideal quotation: " Crown of the Head High!” That we, as a class, may stand square and erect in the eyes of the world is the desire of Emerson’s Freshmen of 1919 “0. Nadine Currie. 45 MAGAZINE BOARD OFFICERS Editor-in-Chief: Ethel Berner Associate Editor: Geraldine McGaughan Business Manager: Francis McCabe 46 “We are in such haste to be doing, to be writing, to be gathering gear, to make our voice audible a moment in the derisive silence of eternity, that we forget that one thing, of which these are but the parts— -namely, to live.” Abating Cttluli OFFICERS President : Bernice Caswell Vice-President: Catherine Perry Secretary: Lucie Knowles Treasurer: Guinevere Rifenburg Motto: “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” Colors: Black and Gold HISTORY Under the very able guidance and leadership of our President. Miss Bernice Caswell, the second year of the club has thus far been most successful. Though several of our most qualified debaters were lost by last spring’s gradu- ation, we have welcomed into our membership many new girls who have become invaluable to the club’s activities. The year has been an unusual one in that it marked our first public inter- collegiate debate. Never will we forget those memorable Peace Treaty Con- ferences (in the annex and elsewhere) which prepared our three star debaters. Misses Ruth Parker, Helene Collins and Bernice Caswell, for that inevitable and auspicious night which won for them a decided “moral and spiritual” victory. Though at the very last moment, our most worthy Radcliffe oppon- ents determined to alter somewhat the wording and therefore the meaning of the question, nothing could daunt the spirits of our girls, who combated most bravely, brilliantly and eloquently. So delightful was their presentation, so profound their thinking and so convincing their arguments, that at the close of the debate, there was scarcely a person in that vast audience who did not actually believe that the Peace Treaty with Reservations most certainly would be adopted by the United States. The evening won for Miss Parker a reputa- tion for remarkable poise and dignity; Miss Collins will ever be remembered for her subtle sarcasm, and her delightful concoction and manipulation of elegant and impressive phrases; while Miss Caswell has since been quite aptly termed " The Fire-Eater.” The success that evening was partially due to the splendid support given to the team by the student body who, in spite of the inclemency of the weather, appeared in such numbers as to absolutely astound the entertaining college. It is small wonder that in chapel the morn- ing after, Dean Ross so pertinently remarked: “It was not our fault that the judges awarded the decision against the winning team.” Another most pleasing event was our “Guest Night,” when we entertained a large number of interested friends ami guests. Some of the younger mem- 49 bers Avon laurels for themselves in a most lively and earnest debate on “Mexican Intervention,” after which a happy social hour was enjoyed by all. Then came our second public debate, which was of particular interest in that the opposing team consisted of young men, members of the V. M. C. A. Congress. Although traffic was suspended by one of the heaviest snowfalls of the season, many friends of both teams “buckled up their galoches” and bravely sallied forth. Mrs. Trueworthy White and several of her col- leagues were present to note with what degree of capability woman conducted herself on the political platform, and when the Antis (whose rightful place Avas “in the home”) Avere not missing and much attempt was made by them to pick flaws in the presentation of the feminine debaters. It is unknown Avith what success this was accomplished, but the team survived, and with flying colors, as would seem to be indicated by several complimentary notes since received. TO TI1E DISPUTATNTS OF EMERSON COLLEOE (In Public Debate vs. Y. M. C. A. Congress) Dear Ladies: We trust that this shall not offend you in the slightest degree, for Ave do not desire to create any sensation, but merely wish to express our very hearty appreciation for hav- ing attended your debate. All you ladies, both speakers and students, displayed the best of true sportsmanship; the real aim of any college or school. It Avas indeed a real pleasure for us tAvo felloAvs, one from North Carolina and the other from South Carolina, to attend your debate. Not desiring to hand you too many bouquets, but Avishing we could gne you all roses, Ave aa i 1 1 say that all you students are certainly tine girls. Hoping Ave may have the pleasure of attending another of your debates, we are Respectfully, “The tAvo fellows avIio sat in the front roAv.of the left Aving of the balcony nearest the stage.” P. S. — We aa- i 1 1 say as ex-service men that if need be, re- gardless of the scientific fighting, Ave aa- i 1 1 go to Mexico or anyAvhere Uncle Sam calls us to defend the Emerson College Debating Club. 50 The Club is now looking forward with interest to the third and final debate of tlie year, which is soon to be held with Boston University. Through tin kindness of Mrs. Monteith of 47. " ) Beacon Street, Boss Hall was opened to th e Debating Club for its April ' s Fool Party, April eighth. The house was artistically decorated in the club colors, black and gold. The guests, representing the titles of books, afforded quite a little amusement while assemb- ling. All took part in a group of three contests, a Bean Race, Potato Race and Peanut Hunt, in which Marion Bony man proved her ability and was awarded the prize. Edna Culp received the consolation. Much amusement was fur- nished by Mrs. Hicks and Miss Petty in their manipulation of the beans in the Bean Race; Miss Caswell ' s record-breaking throw in the Potato Race, and Miss Parker’s eager search for peanuts in an otherwise peanutless district. President Bernice Caswell then passed slips to the new members on which were names of “stunts” to be done by way of imitation. After each perform- ance, a “I) ' ’ was pinned on to signify that the performer had been a “Dunce” as well as a “Debater.” Mrs. Hicks delighted her hearers with “A Frog Story,” and Miss Petty gave a very realistic presentation of a “Modern Proposal.” Then all were in- vited to the dining-room, where luncheon was served by the committee, Lucie Knowles, Orrelle Cray. Rose Gagliardi and Bessie Wilt, chairman. The place- cards were dainty paintings done by Miss Knowles, and contained a fortune for each guest. Piano and vocal selections were rendered by Wilnetta Sproul, Helene Collins, Edna Culp. A most pleasing bit on the program was contributed by Pearl Gonser, who favored the party with several selections on the harp. Among the unforgetable events of the evening were Miss Collins’ Clog Dance and Miss Gray’s realistic impersonation of a Hurdy Gurdy (including the monkey) . MEMBERS Bernice Caswell Ruth Parker Catherine Perry Muriel Phillips Mary Glenn Phillips Lucile Page Sara Hathaway Esther Cohen Wilnetta Sproul Bess Wilt Edna Culp Alice Lemon Marguerite Porter Marie Pettyjohn Guinevere Rifenburg Leila Watson Louie Stern Lucie Knowles Helena Collins Grace Sickles Elvira Dean Katherine Smith Eunice Viuing Marion Bonyman Helen Fischer Pearl Gonser Huey Geiger Orelle Gray Rose Gagliardi Marjorie Dueling Mildred Reade Grace Reade Maude Rankeillor Evelyn Stephens 51 STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS President: Marion Hawthorne Vice-President : Evelyn Stephens Secretary and Treasurer: Bernice Caswell 52 5ljr g tubrnts’ Afianriatum There are many influential student organizations at Emerson, but none more important in its ultimate result than that known as the Students’ Asso- ciation. It regulates ihe control of the college magazine, student entertain ments and all phases of student discipline. That the plan has proved successful is attested by its annual growth, culminating in this present season. Under the capable generalship of Presi- dent Marion Hawthorne, this year has been the most favorable in the history of the organization. Not only have the achievements been many and varied, but also the reformative methods introduced have been instrumental in pro- moting Emersonian spirit. Incidentally the social events have attracted much attention. The first was the presentation of an umbrella and a birthday cake to “Popsy,” tokens of endearment from the student body. Another feature of interest was the stimulating drive in behalf of the Artist recital course. The Loving Cup offered by the faculty to the individual selling the greatest number of tickets was won by “Kittins” Smith. However worthy each event in itself may be, there is always one occasion which surpasses all others, v And in this instance, the affair was the celebra- tion of Dean Ross’s birthday. The students presented the Dean an Edison Yictrola as an expression of appreciation and esteem in which the college’s beloved Dean is held. The students staged “Shadowy Waters,” a weird but entrancing play by the Irish Poet, Yeats. The success of the Student Association this year is best expressed through its continued emphasis upon “the art of right living and the science of character building.” Bernice Caswell, ’ 20 . 53 Y. W. C. A. OFFICERS President: Ruth Farker Vice-President : Winifred Symington Secretary: Eunice Vining Treasurer: Catherine Perry 54 H. W. (E. A. The year 1919-20 lias ended. Never in the history of E. C. . lias the V. Y. made such rapid strides forward. Under the able leadership of Ruth Parker we have obtained throughout the year some of the most noted speakers of the community. Our year began with a most enjoyable tea, held in Room Ten. During the social hour both faculty and students began to get acquainted. Members of the cabinet spent October twenty-fifth at the Cambridge Boat Club at a convention of the Metropolitan Y. W. C. A. Luncheon was served on the porch of the Boat Club which overlooked the river. Reports were heard from various schools and plans for the year were discussed. Mrs. Francis B. Sayre was called away on account of the critical illness of her father, President Woodrow Wilson. The cabinet planned a jolly Hallowe’en party with the usual refreshments and games. When the hour arrived to begin the festivities, we had the large attendance of (smile, please) six brave people! Nevertheless, by the end of t lie evening our guests had increased and the keg of cider was empty. Throughout the year many inspiring speakers and lecturers came to us with messages of help and cheer. Not the least among them was I)r. Harry Crane of West Newton, who always leaves us with a kind thought ever uppermost in our minds. We also had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Mary Emerson of Boston University; Dr. Guthrie of Union Congregational Church. The hour of meeting was then changed from Friday afternoon to Friday morning, the usual Chapel hour. Dr. G. Brewer Eddy was our first speaker after the change and his subject, “(let Off the Side Lines,” appealed strongly to all who attended. The change proved beneficial, for the attendance was as large as the average chapel attendance. 5 5 CANADIAN CLT’B OFFICERS President: M a rg r er ite Porter Treasurer : Pearl Atkinson Reporter: Evelyn Hue 56 (Canadian CEluh From Canada we are only nine. But we hope to send yon more some time. For to our land we send the word Of all that here, we’ve seen and heard Of just what Emerson means to all Who come to study at her call. The true ideals that she upholds. The worth-while things that are her goals. We ' re glad to he in your fair land To learn your worth and clasp your hand, To learn to love you one and all. And we are glad we heard your call. We ' ll carry the message to those at home And tell our friends they need not roam And search the land for a school of fame That in every way holds high her name; But we ' ll point the way to those we know To ideal women who wish to grow And we hope our message will bring to you Canadian sisters who’ll prove true blue. E. H„ ’21. 57 SOUTHERN CLUB OFFICERS President: Evelyn Stephens Reporter: Geneva Bush Treasurer: Kathleen Pate Vice-President : Mary Glenn Phillips Colors: Blue and Gray Flower: Magnolia Honorary Members: Harry Seymour Ross Hester Deacy In Facilitate: Josephine Penick r s § outlimt (Club During the past few years we have often heard the word “Cameraderie.” This expression embodies the spirit of the Southern Club, which was organized to foster good fellowship among the states south of the Mason Dixon line. The aim has always been to draw the girls into a closer bond in order that they may better acquire tin beautiful truths that are exemplified in the ideals of the college. This year has been a happy one for the club and one in which the members have succeeded in. living up to the high standard set aside since its organization in 11)13. The term began with a tea, when the new members of the club were delightfully entertained by the old members with the much- lauded, but never over rated, hospitality of the Southerner. The girls of the club have entered into Ihe school activities with all the enthusiasm of which they are capable. They have distinguished themselves in every line of work and have set a standard for the clubs of succeeding years to follow. Each year it is the custom of the club to stage a play or stunt which would bring the Southern customs to the North. This spring the club decided to vary from the usual, and with the entire student body, were privileged to hear an inspiring and educational address on the two heroes of history, Lincoln and Lee. The aspiration of the club has ever been to have a complete unity among the members for the upholding of the principles which are the founda- tion of Emerson. To prove their loyalty and devotion, they have pledged to furnish a corner of ihe library with Southern books. These books, which occupy the first position on the shelf, presented by tin club this year are: “Life and Letters of .1 oel Chandler Harris’’ and an illustrated copy of his “Life Work.” The club has become so inspired with the spirit of Emerson that the members wish to become missionaries of her ideals. They have made a begin- ning with the 1 nited Daughters of the Confederacy of Georgia and made possible a scholarship for a Southern girl who wishes to attend Emerson. May the Southern Club in later years “Carry on” the glorious work begun by the Class of ’19-’20. (Jive us the love and perfect loyalty that endears, with equal and patriotic love, every foot of our soil and every State of our Union. 59 I ' HI MU GAMMA P|i JHu (gamma IOTA CHAPTER Founded 1898 Hollins, Virginia Colors — Blue and Black Jewel — Pearl Flowers — Sweetheart Roses and Forget-Me-Nots Chapter Roll Alpha — Hollins, Ya., Inactive. Delta — New York City, Misses Graham. Zeta — New York City. lota — Boston, Mass., Emerson College. Kappa — Cleveland, Tenn., Centenary College. Honorary Members Miss Edith Wright Dr. E. Charlton Black Mrs. E. Charlton Black President 11. L. Southwick Mr. Walter Bradley Tripp Mrs. Edward Hicks Mrs. F. II. Whitney Alumnae Members in Vrbe Miss Harriet Sleight Mrs. Maud G. Kent Miss Lillian Hartigan Miss Maude Fiske Miss Ramona Gwinn Miss Eva Churchill Mrs. Randolph Tucker Mrs. Francis Boyd Mrs. Reardon True Mrs. Robbins Mrs. Arthur Scott Miss Ann Yail Miss Beatrice Perry Miss Bertha MacDonough Mrs. E. Gilmore Shepherd Mrs. Harold Smith Miss Gladys Hunt Miss Mary Winn A dive Mem bcrs 1920 Veroqua Petty Marion Hawthorne Gretchen Dillenbeck Frances Collins Kathryn Capron Grace Sickles Helena Collins Miriam Kemptou 1921 Ruth Baird Cassie Bentley Ardis Hackman Helen Gad Jessie Southwick 1922 Dorothy Richards Bonnie Sowers 61 Vera DeHart Irene Thomas Iota Chapter of Phi Mu Gamma presented “Moliere,” by Phillip Moeller, at the Copley Theatre Monday evening, March eighth. l!J2(t. This was the eighteenth production for the annual scholarship fund. The sorority gives an hundred dollar scholarship each year to a member of the junior class who could not otherwise finish her college course. Phi Mu opened her new Chapter House at Commonwealth Avenue on the evening of December ninth, with a reception for the college and friends of the sorority. The annual banquet was held Saturday evening, April third, at the Hotel Tuilleries. Mrs. E. Charlton Black and Mr. Walter Bradley Tripp of the faculty, and Miss Ann Vail of the alumnae were the guests of the sorority. lota Chapter elected the following new members in October, 1 D 1 D : Cassie Bentley, Ruth Baird. Ardis Hackman, Vera De Hart, Yeroqua Petty, Irene Thomas and Dorothy Richards. Miriam Kempton and Bonnie Sowers were elected in January, and the following were pledged in April: Nadine Currie, Estelle Dowlin, Pam Estes, Ruth Hess, Helen King, Lucille Hicks, Dorothy Leith, Mildred Lewis, Eva Maybrey, Mary Merritt and Ruby Stanley. lota Chapter is glad to welcome Vida H. Robinson, one of her alumnae, back to get her degree. 62 Zrta pin Eta Founded riii Eta Sigma, 1898. Zeta Phi Eta, 190(3. Colors — Rose and White dried — Pearl Flower — La France Rose Chapter Roll Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass. Beta — Cumnock School of Oratory, Chicago, 111. Delta — Syracuse University, Syracuse, X. Y. Epsilon — Bren an College. Gainesville, Georgia. Zeta — Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. H on or arif Mem hers Edward Phillips Hicks Ella G. Stockdale Mary Elizabeth Gatchell Reverend Allan A. Stockdale E. Charlton Black Bertel Gli Agues Knox Black Claude T. Fisher Henry Lawrence Southwick Walter Bradley Tripp Elizabeth M. Barnes Willard Associate Mem hers Maude Gatchell Hicks Gertrude T. McQuesten Evelyn Stephens Rosemary Hilton Lucile Morris Ella Marie Williams Kathleen Pate Marguerite Porter Katherine Smith Elizabeth Stewart ( ieraldine Mc( laughan Louise Ballou Elise Weil ( Jertrud e Cha mberl i n Elvie Burnett Willard Riddell Elsie R. Active Members 1920 Frances 1. Schulze Huey Geiger Beryl Van Xatta Mary Glenn Phillips Virginia Sherman Bernice Caswell 1921 Mary Lang Ethel Kelley Margaret Scheetz Maude Taylor Eleanor Williams Elvira Dean 1922 Edna Sievers Chapter House 10 Exeter Street 64 This national Professional Sorority was founded as Phi Eta Sigma in 1893, and was organized as Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Eta in 190G. During the year of 1918, Zeta recognized the necessity of a college home, and promptly launched the movement by securing an artistic residence in a desirable locality for her members. Since Zeta Phi Eta represents primarily the highest standards of a na- tional Oratoric Sorority, it endeavors to uphold through active support all phases of dramatic expression. With this in view, the organization has suc- cessfully inaugurated its House Toy Theatre, the purpose of which is to produce the novel and unique in drama from an inherent love of the art. That the project has proved successful is attested not only by the enthusiasm of the privileged audience, but by the quick adoption of this plan by like societ ies. As its practical working ideal, Zeta Phi Eeta members inevitably advance student co-operation by zealous participation in and loyal promotion of Emerson College activities. One of the many personal manifestations of the time Zeta spirit is the established custom of an annual gift to the Zeta Phi Eta Library Collection of the most authentic works on Dramatic Literature for the exclusive use of Emerson students. Zeta’s parting wish for all college friends is sympathetically expressed in these picturesque lines from Tennyson: “And where’er thou may’st roam. May Good Luck throw her old shoe after 65 IHO V IV IV VO VJ.IVM iKappa (gamma ffllji GAMMA CHAPTER Charter Granted 1902 Colors — Green and White Flower — Lily of the Valley Hon ora ry M ein hers Mrs. Henry Lawrence Southwiek Mrs. Harry Seymour Ross Mrs. William Howland Kenney Miss Lilia Estelle Smith Miss Margarette Josephine Penick Active Members 1920 Millis L. Caverly Margaret Strunk Ethel Berner Gladys Teahan Ruth Parker Leila Watson Isabel Goheen Mary West Agnes Mahoney Emmelyn Huff Myra Marsh 1921 Bessie Wilt Marion Thomas Lucille Page Anna Brown 1922 Venus Oehee Alice Lemon Eileen O’Brien Beth Rebhun Eleanor Flower On February twenty-first, eighteen hundred ninety, the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Gamma Chi Society was founded at Ohio Wes leyan University. The Gamma Chapter was founded at Emerson College of Oratory in nineteen hundred two. During its existence the Gamma Chapter has endeavored not only to furnish social life for its members, but to promote a spirit of democ- racy among the student body, and to contribute to the material welfare of the college itself. The Kappa Concert Company has been revived this year, and has given several entertainments. Its members are: Mary West, director; Gladys Teahan, Leila Watson and Eleanor Flower. We hope to emphasize more and 67 more this feature of our sorority life. We are fortunate in having had this year the assistance of Mr. and Mrs. William Howland Kenney, both honorary members of the Chapter. The Sorority has an alumnae membership of one hundred seventy-five. A Kappa reunion has been planned for May twentieth and a large number are expected to be present. The Chapter House this year is located at 2S1 Newbury Street. Miss Annie Morse, a former Emersonian, has served as friend, counselor and chaperone. The Gamma Chapter of Kappa Gamma Chi extends hearty greetings to all Emersonians and the faculty. We aim to maintain a high standard of scholarship, but not to the exclusion of other interests which tend to develop the highest type of womanhood. The emerald green and pearl white, emblems of vigor and sincerity, stand as sorority colors. Our flower, the lily of the valley, in its unassuming purity, symbolizes our aim to develop the highest and best in life. 6S Let each these pages read with genial mind, Jn them a host of thoughts are stored away; ' J ' lie loyal Emersonians will find ]?aeh brings some memory of a bygone day. Remember this when from us you are gone, And when in spirit you would seek our door — Peflecting life and mirth that you have known, You may in these find happiness once more. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SENIOR CLASS OF 1920 It is everyone’s duty to make a will, and it is with genuine grief that we, the Senior Class of Emerson, party of the first part, do draw up the following will for the Junior Class of Emerson, party of the second part. First we recommend that there be made two copies of this, the Original will he deposited in Mr. Eldridge’s desk and the Duplicate in the check room. Second Provision : Death Ode of 1920. The twenty-first of May, Being airy and gay, To trip not inclined But of energetic mind And our bodies in health, Will dispose of our wealth And give gladly in fun To the Class of Twenty-one. Third : Special requests of the departed ones: Ethel Berner, Bernice Caswell and Millis Caverlv desire that immediately after their demise their bodies be taken to the Anatomical Museum in Frank- lin Park and there be dissected by Doctors — Business Management, Brains, Witticism, in order that the cause of their malady may be well understood. Item: Bernice bequeaths her brains to Helen Gad. Millis her wit to Rebecca Berkowitz. Ethel, her business ability to Louise Ballou. In order that they may preserve them from decomposition, they solemnly declare that, if these girls fail to execute faithfully these, their last wishes, said departed ones will return through the Ouija Board to torment said of- fenders until ready compliance proves possible. Fourth Provision: Mary Glenn Phillips bequeaths her wealth of hair to Helen Junk. Marvel Griggs bequeaths her sentimentality to Katherine Smith. To Ida Minevitch, so small and petite. We give Marie Pettyjohn ' s ability to eat. Esther Cohn bequeaths her “uke” to Marion Thomas. Lucile Morris bequeaths her beauty to Estelle Dowlin. Evelyn Stephens bequeaths her melodious voice to Ingeborg Fromen. Francis McCabe bequeaths his bachelor’s degree to Charles De Le Fond. Helen Reardon bequeaths her “gray matter” to Elizabeth Stewart. Marion Hawthorne bequeaths her height to Margaret Scheetz. Pearl Atkinson bequeaths her “pleasingly plump” form to Geraldine Me- Gaughan. May she never have to diet. Orelle Gray bequeaths her matronly bearing to Helen Murphy. Marjorie I bil ling bequeaths her “sylph-like” form to Maude Taylor for J. .J. Schubert ' s Wintergarden Shows. It is our candid opinion that the Juniors who receive these estates from us are under obligation to transmit same to their posterity. They shall remain in Emerson until they reach the age of discretion. They shall then be bound out by the Faculty or under their direction to suitable occupations; as those 70 of Teachers of Impression, Gastriculation, Psychical Culture and Athletic- Dancing, according to the capacities )! ' the scholars. We will and bequeath to Helena Collins, requesting her to share the pro- ceeds with Cassie Bentley, all our books, copyrights and sums which may be due and owing ns from the publishers at the time of our demise. Naming especially, “How to be a Successful Bluffer,” by the Class; “Beauty Hints,” by Rosemary Hilton; “Recollections of a Busy Life,” by Bernice Caswell; “How to Jazz Gracefully,” by Louie Sterne; “How to Vamp Men” and “What 1 Know of Expression,” by Maude Rankeillor. Margaret Strunk and Gladys Teahan, joint authors of “Take Your Man to the Movies If You Can ' t Make Love at Home,” bequeath same to Frances Collins and Grace Sickles. Marguerite Porter bequeaths to the Junior Class Treasury all the insig- nificant coin she borrowed for personal messages. Ann Maguire bequeaths her luminous rolling orbs to Ardis Hackman. Wilnetta Sproul bequeaths her carmine locks to Ruth Baird. May they ever light her pathway to fame and fortune, but may they never coincide with a match for fear of becoming extinct. Lastly, we bequeath our “class baby,” Myra Marsh, to the gentle and loving care of Elvira Dean. We give all our dignity to the Juniors because we cannot carry it away. Respectfully submitted this Twenty-first of May in the Nineteen Hun- dredth and Twentieth year of Our Lord by the Undersigned : ABB IE E. CASEY, Class Will Executrix. Witnessed by : Nan of Nan’s Kitchen Adolphus, The Janitor A SENIOR’S DREAM I had a funny dream one night, ’Twas funny as could be: I dreamed l saw a motley sight All circling around me. Pearl Atkinson was Beryl ' s size, Bernice had “Billie’s” hair; The thing that really did surprise Was Frances with a care. For once, wee Lucie was mussed up, Her blouse it was a sight, And little “Sallie” was a pup A-barking at her plight. “Glad” Teahan was a lunatic, “Peg” Strunk had eyes of blue; Dramatic Esther knew a trick Where even I were you. 71 The circle grew in magnitude : Ruth Parker was a faun, Virginia fairly guzzled food, Kathleen was up at dawn. The Hawthornes stood beside the Wood, The Porter went out West ; Shy Guinevere was never good, Not even at her best. Our “Freddie” hadn’t heard of love, Rosemary couldn’t dance. The earth below us was above — We all seemed in a trance. The chapel hell began to ring; Dean Ross wore petticoats. Naomi Williams tried to sing. Our -seats were made like boats. The boats began to rock and turn, I felt in mortal pain, They say we only live to learn: Welsh rarebit was to blame. Ella Marie Williams, ’20. “OUR CHEERFUL CHERUB” As I muse upon the faces of those 1 know the best, each, like the individual, holds a place apart. One face alone stands at the apex of the mountain of coined v and what the face suggests, the body certainly does not contradict. It has been said that “curved is the line of beauty,” and that parallel lines express comedy. Yet when we speak of people, do we not often associate jocu- larity and a keen sense of humor with a form somewhat round, or, at least, one neither angular nor long? This character is of a generously rounded figure with no apparent angles. Though one has gazed with care upon his youthful picture and has been assured by good authority that they are, indeed, his pictures, it is difficult to lealize that the slender, agile youth of the photograph is the portly gentleman of today. In accordance with tin roundness of body, we also observe roundness of face. Incidentally it is the jolliest face in my memory, though with the humor is mixed a grain of satire never intended to he personal. He has the roundest of round eyes which possess great rolling ability and add drollment to the generally expressive face. And the mouth ! how the corners of it do quirk and curl always upward. The forehead, broad and high, showing intellectual ability, is crowned with horizontally waving hair, parted in the center — an arrangement which increases the general breadth of the individual. Hence, even in roundness we have a certain sense of parallelism, giving us further proof of the truth of our principle. Our “Cheerful Cherub” certainly is likable, lovable, if not wholly cherubic. Oh, I would have the soul of me A lovely lij ht that all may see — A flame to soothe the dreaming night And mark the path of fancy’s flight. A spray of peach blooms from afar, Pink petalled in a Chinese jar. All fragile, sweet and gentle gray So may it he throughout the day. L thought that once l saw my soul — A sunbeam in a crystal bowl : But 1 recaptured it, you see, It was so lonely without me. Geraldine McGatjghan, ’ 21 . AN EXCURSION WITH RILEY On arranging any excursion, two important items to be considered are the itinerary and the time of the journey. As to the former, our ideas are probably somewhat hazy, and prospective comrades of our jaunt will have to be satisfied with our indefinite assurance that we shall reach “The Beautiful City.” We will start by way of “Lockerbil Street,” then hurry along “The Lost Path,” where we see “The Blossoms on the Trees” and wait on the corner in the suburb, “The Little Town of Tailholt.” for the traction car which we will take to “Griggsby ' s Station.” Here we will meet many of our old friends. First there is “Joney,” “dim,” “Granny and dohn Mclveen,” but “A Sudden Shower” overtakes us and we must stop in “At Aunty’s House” and to our surprise and pleasure we see “Grandfather Squiers.” " The Jolly Miller,” “Curly Locks” and " The Funny Little Fellow” will tell us “The Bear Story” and “The Happy Little Cripple” will tell " A Home Made Fairy Tale,” but as soon as " The Shower” is over and its " Time of Clearer Twitterings,” we will say good bye for “Awhile” and hurry " Away” " On the Sunny Side” of the street and “Down Around the River” with faces bright, on " Out to Old Aunt Mary’s.” Overcome with emotion, we probably have “Nothin’ to Say.” " Be- calmed,” we may catch “A Glimpse of Pan,” also hear " A Song” issuing forth from “Where the Children Used to Play.” Then with an impetuous resolve we hurry along to stop for a minute at “Kingry’s Mill” and listen to " A Liz- Town Humorist,” but if being near “Dusk” and feeling hungry, we will stop in the little restaurant and enjoy the coffee and pies “Like His Mother Used to Make.” Then in that pensive “Silence,” we very probably call around to see “My Old Neighbor, William Leachman’s” and spend the night and hear " Little Orphant Annie” tell of the Goblin tales and my friend William will tell us about “When the Frost is on the Punkin.” “When She Comes Home,” " If You Promise Not to Betray Me Some Other Time,” I will point out to you “An Old Sweetheart of Mine.” When you see her you will readily un- derstand “W hy I Loved Her. " And not to keep you in “Suspense” any longer, 1 will confess that “Y hen My Dreams Come True,” 1 expect to establish her as " The Wife, Blessed” in my home of “After While.” It is not my “Philosophy” to talk about personal affairs nor to always tell “How It Happened,” so " Let Us Forget” “The Airy Days,” and reverently 7 ?. repeating “Ike Walton’s Prayer,” retire to our “Sleep” and “Dream” of many “A Youthful Affair.’ Early next morning we will go “Down on the Old Brandywi ne” and visit " The Old Swimmin’ Hole” while “Farmer Whipple — Bachelor” will expound for our benefit some “Thoughts fer the Discouraged Farmer,” and smilingly add: “He was warned against the woman and she was warned against the man, if that don ' t make a weddin’ why, there’s nothin’ else that can.” But if we wish to see other friends, we will have to hasten, for we wish to he " Home at Night.” When will we go? When, you ask? There is only one time that we can go. With Riley man and that is “On a Summer’s Day” “Knee Deep in dune.” Who may go? Only friends of the Poet’s we are glad to say. Only those who have “Wollered in June.” “Who have watched the little buzzards loll and circle in the clearin ' sky.” Only those who have seen “The South Wind and The Sun” stroke the downy cheek of the peach and flush it into splendor; only those who have watched “Puck” “Peel dewdrops with a blade of starshine” — finally, only those who have learned “A Life’s Lesson.” So, comrades, fare hopefully on the quest, pass down the green grassy portal that leads to the “Valley of Rest” and eventually reach “The Beautiful City,” the final stopping place of our Life’s Excursion. Bessie Wilt, ’20. A BALLAD OF EMERSON COLLEGE Examinations have begun, And now we start to work, To cram and jam and choke ourselves With all we used to shirk. Now Freshmen, green as growing grass, With eyes that open wide, Be bright and careful that you see Your talents you don’t hide. Oh! Sophomores with minds so huge, Don’t let the Freshmen know How very little of it’s true, And just how much you owe. To Juniors, pride of Emerson, Pride is their middle name; Conceit then follows after pride And “ego " wins them fame. The Seniors — all that name implies, Black caps and gowns they wear; And all mistakes the students make They — in silence! ?) bear. The Faculty, though last not least, For some are broad and fair, Lend every grace and artful charm To Emerson ' s college air. 74 WlI.XETTA SPROUL, ’“U. METHUSELAH OX MATRIMONY In the days of our prehistoric ancestors, men were bold and hardy. Right was might, and the cave man ruled the world. Everything was on a large scale, from the size of animals to the length of a man’s days. The cost of living was the only exception. It was low — in fact, it was reduced to lowest terms compared to present day prices. A country, which possessed all the advant- ages I have enumerated, was Lamack-Zilla, situated on the site of modern Mesopotamia. In Lamack-Zilla there lived a youth who had reached the age of delibera- tion, and he contemplated matrimony. Nevertheless, before taking the final step, lie sought the advice of a patriarch who was old at the business, and found him sitting beneath a fig tree gravely stroking his beard. Methuselah advised : “My son, thou must be iron willed to make thy marriage a success. Thy wife will revel in thy strength and the rougher thou dealest with her, the more will she love thee.” •‘But, father,” protested the youth, “s the is new. She differs from the women whom thou hast known. She will love me always, in all my moods. There never was another like unto her!” “So they all say,” replied Methuselah. “There is nothing new under the sun — woman has been, is, and always shall be to the end of time — the same — ” There the patriarch was interrupted — a drove of diplodci went thundering by. Through the cloud of dust that enveloped them, Methuselah and the youth were aware that the leaders in that mad parade were juggling huge boulders with their uplifted snouts. By this means they discovered that the diplodci were striking for shorter hours, six days out of seven. “Behold, my son ! There is nothing new — why, I remember that when I was a mere lad of one hundred years, that the dressmakers walked out in face of a big demand for fig leaf ball gowns!” The drove passed, and Methuselah continued in a reminiscent strain: “Speaking of taking a wife, I recollect that my old college claim, Artemns Ward Stone-Hatchet, was obsessed with the same notion. He eloped with Miss Bobear and he lived some four hundred and ninety-nine years t regret it. What a time he had to get out at night for a quiet little game over at the Cliff Boys’ Cave! Of course, my son, thou sayest truly as thou tliinkest — that two can live as cheaply as one; but not with goat’s milk at ten flint rocks a gourd full. And also, do not think to furnish thy cave on the “Rock Bottom ' install- ment plan : one rock down and one rock a week, for remember, Stone-Hatchet was still paying installments when he died ! Then, heedest thou well, my son, thy wife’s wardrobe. Since Mrs. Van Axe has set the syle for pumice stone party dresses, thy purse must needs be full!” How much more sage advice he might have given this love-lorn youth, I do not know; for just at this juncture an ungainly dinornis came loping up with Mrs. Methuselah on its back. She beckoned imperatively to Methuselah. The venerable man arose hastily, all but dropping the toy ark that lie was taking to his grandson, Noah! He clambered up beside his rotund wife, his long beard over the sides of the dinornis and as the animal started off, Methus- elah said behind his wife’s back: “Remember, my son, if thou dost marry, thy troubles will be numbered by the hairs in thy head and they will last as long as it has cubits in its length.” The youth, who had listened attentively, warmly thanked the patriarch and watched him and his wife depart. Then he turned and wended his way homeward, with his mind firmly made up to marry the girl of his choice. Katherine Lytle, ’23. 75 My heart and I went ont one day To taste the autumn weather: My heart and 1 have often gone On little walks together. And as we wandered hand in hand — My little heart and I, We were by times so very brave And then so very shy. The golden leaves were drifting down. One fastened in my hair; And then my heart leaped up and sang, Because my love was there. G. M. G., ’21. THE TRAGICAL COMEDY OF MR. AND MRS. MACBETH Accompanied by Jazz Music Scene I. First Witch : Second Witch : Third Witch : Mr. Macbeth : First Witch (to second) : Second Witch i to third) : Third Witch (to both): Mr. Macbeth : First Witch : Second Witch : Third Witch : Mr. Macbeth : First Witch : Second Witch : Third Witch : Mr. Mac, waving to them : Enter Mrs. Macbeth: Mr. Macbeth : Enter three Witches and Mr. Macbeth Hee, hee, hee, We’re witches three! Har, liar, liar, Macbeth you are. Ho, ho, ho, Some time you’ll know. What? Well? You tell. Oh H I ' m in a spell ! Some tine day a king you’ll be, Yep, by Heck, you wait and see! Duncan ' s crown’ll be on your head, You’ll kill Duncie in his little white bed ! But you’d better watch your step, Or you’re gonna lose your rep! Do I dare believe this true? Oh, my God, what shall I do? Sho-o-o-o-o-o-o Adieu-0-0-0-0-0-0 Kerchoo-o-o-0 o-o-o Exit three Witches Oh you ! Wretch ! How could you be so low? Three wild women — I saw them go. I’ll say so! Duncan’s coming here tonight. My dearest love — you look so white! He must be kilt, you know, ’tis true 76 ' Tis best that I this deed should do. ' Tis dirty work, I must admit, But ou his throne I’m bound to sit. Mrs. Macbeth : Oh me, this news, it gets my goat. Pray, do not speak another note! But let us not the courage lack, Just give him one almighty whack. Mr. Macbeth: My soul is tortured — let’s within. I guess old Dunk has just come in! Scene TI. Groans heard from within. Announcement — A murder has just been committed. Enter Mr. and Mm. Macbeth Mr. Macbeth : Mrs. Mac, rubbing Mr. Macbeth : Mrs. Macbeth : Mr. Macbeth: Mrs. Macbeth : Mr. Macbeth : Mrs. Macbeth : Mr. Macbeth : Mrs. Macbeth : The deed is done. The deed is did, The body under tin bed is hid! hands: All the water in tin well Will not drive away this smell! Cheer up, wife, — I’m the King, And you’re the queen — you sweet little thing. Oh, my brain, my brain, my brain!!! What shall I do? I ' ve gone insane! Send a cab for the witches three, The future they can read for me. I can’t wait to hear them tell If I’ll go up, or down to Oh malted milk, oh cream of wheat! Methinks T hear the sound of feet! Alas, it is the witches three, I dread to hear what they’ll tell me! I cannot stay — I must away!! How do you get that way? I’m mad, I’m mad! Exit — ( Business of tearing her hair , etc. ) Now that’s too bad. First Witch : Second Witch : Third Witch : All: Third Witch : Second Witch : First Witch : All: Mr. Macbeth : ( Noise Outside l : First Witch : Mr. Macbeth : Second Witch : Mr. Macbeth : Enter Witches — One, Two, Three. One ! Two ! ! Three!!! Here we be. Three!!! Two ! ! One! What have you done? Where’s Duncan’s son? I fear he soon revenge will seek. Ye gods, 1 jump at every squeak! Duncan’s son is on your trail. Give me the rouge, I’m getting pale! Gee, he’s gonna skin your hide! If you wanta pull that stuff, step outside. 77 Third Witch : All: Enter Malcom : Mr. Mac (aside) : Malcolm : Mr. Macbeth : Malcolm : Mrs. Mac (outside) : Mr. Macbeth : He’s coming now, I do believe. C ' mon — ol’ ladies, we better leave. Whee whee-whee-e-e-e-e. ( Exit ) I’m Duncan ' s son. The son of a gun ! Revenge, revenge, I ' ll have revenge — My papa’s death 1 must avenge! lie was my one and only Dad, The only father 1 ever had. I ' ll bust every bone in your body, brute. All those in favor, kick up your right foot. Oh my lungs, my limbs, my liver! Where ' s my sword ? He makes me shiver. Now we ' ll tight this to the end. I’m dead, I’m dead. One less to defend. (Mob scene. Macbeth is slain.) Lace Curtain. Dorothy Richards, A DEBATER’S FATE The night was cold and dark and dreary, It snowed and the wind was never weary; The drifts rose high on the city mall. And at every gust, more sleet did fall. And the night was dark and dreary. Our hearts were cold and dark and dreary, They quivered with pulses never weary, As thru the halls we solemnly passed To meet the eminent masculine cast. And the night was dark and dreary. Our friends were there, but somewhat repining, They seemed not to favor our way of defining. They talked of our inhuman, bloodthirsty natures As did not become such charming creatures On a night so dark and dreary. As the heated discussion grew more and more cheery. We attempted to hold to the subject clearly; They prated of wisdom and orphans to be, And of feminine inconsistency While the night was dark and dreary. Yes, the night was cold and dark and dreary, But we fought and our tongues were never weary, And so thought the fate of our feminine chatter, Naught a debater’s hopes can shatter, Though the night be dark and dreary. 78 ' OO PANTOMIME p means a Purely silent Part. is an “All in Action” Art. N is the Natural plus the ideal, T Takes Time to make it real. Q must Oppose and harmony bring, M is the Mood (the Mind of the thing t J is Indicative of the Ideal; jy| is the Mime, whose work is to feci. £ is for Everything left out above. Pantomime — one of the courses we love JUNIOR BLUES Verse I. I’m just a little Junior, not especially great in size. And if you’re after beauty, sure I’d never take a prize, But still I’m real good-natured, and most awful handy, too, And I’m pop’lar as the dickens when there’s any work to do. Chorus. They " let the Juniors” do it, and they pile the jobs on me. Just why I’ve got to be the goat is more than I can see; Everyone seems to pick on me, though 1 don’t see why they should. So there ain’t no rest for the wicked — oh gee, but l wish 1 was good Verse II. I rush from play rehearsal just in time for Romeo, For any extra work they say “The Juniors will, we know.” It ' s Juniors this, and Juniors that, ' til it nearly drives me mad. And if you work ’cause you’re wicked, then 1 must be awful bad! FRESHMAN PHILOSOPHY When first I came to Emerson, I thought I wouldn’t stay; The lessons soon got harder, And I wished for home each day. I had a little white card, To find my way around ; When I was called on to recite. I couldn’t make a sound ! I got in late for chapel. Did awful things like that; Some times 1 barely made a class, Not taking off my hat. Oftimes in the elevator I had my ups and downs; When coining back from Chaucer class We felt like silly clowns. Though still 1 am a Freshman And have a heap to do, I ' ve decided that forever To Emerson I ' ll be true. E. G. T.. ' I’d. SPRING FLOWERS We come before the sun has hardly rimmed the hill. And all along the winter wayside brown we ' re filed. Blue-eyed and wide awake to smile the daylight’s break Saluting passers-by, who know that we are wild. We come to laugh the winter’s going and foretell The near and fairy tripping of a little child, The morning world, who bids be up to fill Life’s cup Anew, and merry make the way with us wlio’re wild. We come and dance along the winter-ridden road, And blow and nod within the warming breezes mild; We come, and coming sing, “Turn out for spring, for spring!” Though we are very, very little things and wild. Meade Sea well, ’23. THE OAKS T strolled in dreamy tread among you when The pale blue shadows of the evening lay In listless comfort o’er the drooping glen, — I strolled and let my thousand fancies play. Oh, Sentries, stalwart of the earth that tend The temple where the pantheist makes prav’r And worships long, that silently befriend Ilis moods, and cloaked in gray that looks of wear. Fond Mothers, bonneted in green, that croon The birds sleep songs in whisp’rings sweet and kind. Old Men protecting tramps from heat of noon! A Bunch of Women quibbling with the wind! Weird Sisters, knowing omens ill. that read Bad tales within the palm with fingers lean And sneer — Oh, Tools, you are! Brush Brooms, indeed, The March world holds to sweep the heavens clean! At best hut Lowly Things that suck the sod While reaching to the stars; in sturdiness You speak the praise and handiwork of God. — Great Oaks, teach man his duty is no less! Meade Seawell, ’23. 80 DAYLIGHT CONSERVATION When old Big Ben disturbs your sleep. And rouses you from slumber deep, And its most awfully hard to keep From going back to sleep again : You toss, and yawn, and stretch until You get up by sheer force of will And curse the Daylight Saving Bill, Enacted by hard hearted men. But when at evening time you play At tennis, and the waning day No longer hastes so fast away, But lingers for an hour still; You change your mind, and now you guess It really is a great success, And you forevermore will bless The Daylight Conservation Bill. IDEAS From the West she went East to college, And he was an Eastern man ; In a college canoe Which only held two. Was the place where it all began. She told him the way he said some words, Seemed strange to her Western ear, And “idea” yon say In such a queer way For you always pronounce it “idear.” He quietly smiled as they drifted along, Then sang this refrain of a song: Oh no, not dear, hut you dear, Never just I without you; I promised that I would be true, dear. And I’m making that promise come true Oh no, not I dear, hut you dear, Though I may not talk like you do, There’s only one way in English to say That I — love — you ! DO YOU ENVY? Do you envy the girl self-reliant, strong, The girl of both word and deed? Do you envy the girl to whom others throng, The girl seeming born to lead? Do you envy the girl whom others hail As champion girl of the hour? The girl who succeeds where others tail. Whose self-confidence is her power? 81 Do you envy the girl with the power to win, The power to think and act? Do you envy the pleasing girl who’s been Endowed with unusual tact? The girl attractive, charming, sweet, Who speaks with ease and grace? The girl whose wit not one can meet, Or the girl with the pretty face? You may study the girl you admire the most, Regard and respect without end ; Though she has all the talents of which you would boast; Yet envy her not, my friend; As you envy another, you limit Hour mind, Above all, “to thine own self be true,” — If you earnestly seek you surely shall find, Just as enviable traits in you. TO SPRING The sun shines bright, And the fields glow with light, And the Bobolinks are laughing midst the corn; The Finches twitter, And the dewdrops glitter, And the whole world smiles new born. Oh, it’s good to drink the air. And neither know nor care Where the feet may of themselves chance to run; Just to taste the present minute And to bathe one’s spirit in it, And to give oneself to glory and the sun. M. W. L., ’21. JUNIOR WEEK A Monologue Scene — Emerson College Character — Miss Howe, a n Emersonian of Class of ’98. Why, how do you do, Miss Howe? I ' m delighted to see you. Yes, I’m a Junior this year. Oh, I’m so sorry you missed Junior week. I’m not sur- prised you’ve heard about it. What did we have? The first event was the “Prom,’’ held in the Swiss room of the Copley Plaza. No, Miss Howe, we didn ' t dance the lancers, or the Virginia reel. What did we dance? Well, — er — er — all who attended agreed it was a brilliant and successful affair. Tuesday morning every Junior appeared at Chapel on time — (that is, ten minutes late) all dressed in light clothes. Yes; indeed, they all said we looked beautiful. But oh, the singing. One of the Seniors told me that she paid two dollars and a half (and the war taxi at Symphony the Friday before, but that the two concerts could not be compared. Yes, wasn’t that nice of her? The program was arranged by Nettina Stroebach, Geraldine McGaughan and 82 Huey Geiger and was lead by Ethel Kelly. No, Miss Howe, we were not tired after it. We attributed this condition to our wonderful breath control de- veloped in Miss McQuesten’s voice class. On Wednesday morning we were inspired by Mrs. Hicks’ address, " The Ship That Found Herself.” From this story of Kipling ' s, Mrs. Hicks likened Emerson College to the ship; the faculty to the crew manning and directing its course, and the student body as the parts which make up the ship, and must work in unison for strength and permanency. The last of the Junior Recitals was held Thursday morning. The program was one of the finest entertainments of the year. It was almost a comedy pro- gram. Rut, sh — , sh — , you know, Miss Howe, our " Dramatic Training teacher” has an idea we are utmost a comedy class. During Chapel hour on Saturday, " Sire de Maletroit’s Door.” adapted by Geraldine McGaughan from Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story of the same title, was presented. Are you familiar with the characters? Well, the Sire was played by Xettiua Stroebach : Blanche, the niece, by Helena Collins; the priest by Elizabeth Stewart; and Denis de Beaulieu, a stranger, by Maude Taylor. Yes, Miss Howe, we were very proud of the girls, and feel certain that they will be powerful exponents as educators in this profession. This completed our exercises, which we hope gave as much pleasure to the other classes as we enjoyed in participation. Mary Lang, ' -1. YOU SIMPLY CAN’T (With apologies to Mr. Charles L. H. Wagner) You can’t expect a Freshman to lie dignified and stately, You can’t quite see E. Kelly, angelic-like and saintly. Yon can’t imagine Chapel without someone being late. You cannot picture jet black hair upon our Kathleen Pate, You simply can’t. You can ' t neglect rehearsals and get a splendid crit, You can’t become an artist without a lot of grit. You cannot picture Mr. Tripp, a spritely little elf. You can’t acquire “smoothness” without forgetting self. You simply can’t. You can’t play Shakespeare’s Don John and not be rather vicious, You can’t imagine E. Dean without her humor so delicious, You can’t be Dame Style’s Model and acquire that masculine stride. You cannot picture gay Helene a domestic little bride. You simply can’t. You can’t interpret Browning with a perverse State of Soul, You can’t but see the actress in our Miss Billie Sproul, You cannot fancy Bernice, with a gay and frivolous air. You can’t conceive of Millis, robbed of her wit so rare, You simply can’t. You cannot bluff our Mrs. Hicks no matter how you try, You cannot portray Romeo without the lover’s sigh. You can ' t e’er hope to graduate and claim that grand degree Unless to labor, toil and strive you all will now agree, You simply can ' t. 83 ViVnij ' jrl HI M t$ov £| - rm BfcsT 5Tfewjud lb a L " Wu .« I fomua (Wt)sW- l- ?JlOi SENIOR STATISTICS SENIOR STATISTICS FANCY Peggy Porter with a dutch cut. Grace Sickles not having a date. Leila Watson with round shoulders. Evelyn Stephens not presiding at a meeting. Helene Collins with red hair and a turned up nose. Bernice Caswell not advising Helene. Lora Stoddard without a giggle. Millis Caverly a tragedian. Marie Pettijohn wearing a frown. Ivittins Smith living for Dixie?? •lessie Southwiek unable to dance. Polly Collins without a sparkle. Lucile Page not keeping roll. Myra Marsh taking plenty of time for everything. Ethel Kelly Gertie Gloom. Marion Hawthorne awkward. Elvira Dean without a carpet bag. Geneva Bush a tree. Kathryn Capron cutting up. Frances McCabe not setting the stage. Virginia Sherman playing comedy. Rebecca Berkowitz not eating in class. Lucile Hicks quiet for ten minutes. Lucile Morris not talking to Prexy. Helen Gad not asking questions. Maude Taylor not wearing pins??? Cassie Bentley with long hair. Gerry McGaughan not writing verses Marian Thomas going to recital class. ( )relle Gray without a smile for every- one. Rose Gagliardi with blue eyes. Edna Sievers hating mystery. Helen Murphy very quiet. Lucy Knowles not in a good humor. Ethel Berner with nothing to do. Meade Seawell not getting hurt. Anna McGuire short and fat. Esther Cohen without a care. Betty Griggs a blond. Patty Williams with small blue eyes. Mildred Lewis not vamping some- one! ?) man. Camilla Tintner with straight black hair. Pansy Wood a forest. Lillian Burch teaching Gym. Abbie Casey without an excuse. Bertha Rosnosky with a mean dis- position. Helen Reardon doing tragedy. V. Dickey a vampire. Ruth Clements very business-like??? Effie Hue not a shadow. Mittie Harris a typical New Eng- lander. Harriet McConville unobliging. Grace Wolcott short and fat. Pearl Quantrelle with long curls. Myrtle Rodney in a hurry. Henry Kenney winning a debate. Dorothy Caswell a movie actress?? Ruth Bassett scorning pins?? Edith Can a van without Dorothy. May Hurlburt with a golden fleece? Charlotte Maserve a cabaret dancer. Wai Sui — in American clothes. Frances Scott unprepared in class. Mary Walsh with Grace Wolcott. Dorothy Tanke doing a Hoola Hoola. Dorothy Leith boisterous. Helen King feeling fine. Myra Beers a knocker. Hazel Davis working. Pam Estes grown up. Helen Fisher undignified. Ruth Lless a blond school teacher. Eleanor Flower a sweet pea. Marjorie daques with a hair out of place. Eva Mabrey a bad little girl??? Alice Lemon at all like her name. Grace Reade a water nymph. Venus Ochee a typical brunette. Dorothy Richards playing Macbeth. Beth Rebhun living on a farm. Bonnie Sowers with lots of troubles. Ruby Stanley with the Isadore Dun- can Dancers. Eleanor Williams living in Pitts- field. Rosemary Hilton fair, fat and forty. Betty Stewart a school teacher. Rosalie Stein without a host of fol- lowers. Charlotte Whittemore a professional dancer. Irene Thomas very, very demure. S6 Ye who’ve tripped the dusty boards Of a thousand stages Know that reverence for your art Has outlived the ages. o O iFarultjj Battiruilb PROGRAM X EDWARD PHILLIPS HICKS Specially loaned for this performance by Primrose and West. A GRIGGS, OAKES AND BORAX TRIO Overture. Their most wonderful achievement. B STUDIES IN BLACK AND WHITE The Portrait of a Gentleman The Three Graces. The Blind Beggar The Portrait of a Lady. The Annunciation. In Realms of Fancy. Hope C GERTRUDE McQUESTEN Most beloved of vaudeville comediennes, and her “Cuckoo Clock. " D GRACE BURRAGE KENNEY Musical Reminiscences : (1) Washington ' s March ; (2) Swiss Waltz. F ELSIE RUTHERFORD RIDDLE Premiere Danseuse. Argument: A water-nymph falls in love with a moonbeam. He yields to the nymph’s persuasions and descends to the earth. Kiss- ing her, he imbues her with his power to dance. But the fickle moonbeam soon wearies of the nymph and leaves her alone upon the shore. Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Accompanist: Marion Crone Hurley. G MARGARETTE JOSEPHINE PENICK Famous character mouologist, in her big hit, “In Dixie Land. " H WILLIAM HOWLAND KENNEY World’s most daring animal trainer, with his performing bear. I AGNES KNOX BLACK In classiest recitation and gown. J ELYIE BURNETT WILLARD The kiddies’ delight, in child impersonation. 89 K THE SHAKESPEARE WATER CURE A hurly-burly burlesque. Argument: Staying at a water-cure establishment are: Hamlet, for his health, with his wife, Ophelia; Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, for economical reasons, in need of the needful; Mrs. Bassanio, en- joying a legal vacation. The Montagues have been disowned by both houses; Mr. R. M. has taken to the stage, and is here with his traveling company and his wife Shylock, wishing to possess Portia’s gold, bribes Lady Macbeth to incite her husband to the murder of Bassanio, so that Shylock may marry the fair heiress. All of which is accomplished, and a wedding dinner is planned by Othello. PATIENTS (at present under treatment at this celebrated Hydropathy) Hamlet ....... Walter Bradley Tripp Macbeth » . . . . . . Charles Winslow Kidder Romeo ...... Robert Howes Burnham Shylock ......... Silas Alden Othello ....... Harry Seymour Ross Lady Macbeth ..... Jessie Eldridge Southwick Ophelia ....... Maud Gatchell Hicks Juliet ......... Helen Bartel Portia ....... Lilia Estelle Smith Ghost ...... William Howland Kenney N. B. Entire Change of Program ..... Sometime 90 flUfiliimtfi Slteatre The Children ' s Theatre was conceived and has been carried on by the students of Emerson College. The Children’s Theatre Company, whose mem- bers take part in the plays, is open to all students in the college, and now comprises one hundred and thirty members. This large company makes it possible to present one matinee a week without putting too heavy a burden on any one student — a rotating stock company, whose members appear once in five weeks. Costumes are designed and cut out by the costume committee, hut made up by members who are to wear them. The advertising is in the hands of a publicity man who sees to the placing of posters. Also the weekly “Drama League Bulletin " announces the programs, the “Teacher’s News Letter” men- tions them monthly, the newspapers have been generous, and once a week the Children’s Theatre takes its place among the paid theatrical advertise- ments in three of Boston’s largest papers. Seats are sold at fifteen, twenty- five and thirty -five cents. Sixty season tickets have been paid for by the student body and turned over to the management to be distributed each week among the various settlements. The theatre reopened October 18th, 11)1!), with “Alice in Wonderland,” and has continued from that time until now to give a weekly matinee to crowds of eager, enthusiastic youngsters. As a rule, two short plays are given with story-telling between, rather than one long play. Where waits between acts are unavoidable, community singing of Mother (loose rhymes has been used with good effect. It is no unusual matter to have some small spectator in the balcony ca ll out to the one-piece orchestra, “Let’s sing ‘Hot Cross Buns’,” and here, as in every other theatre, it is the balcony that decides the day. The auditorium is small, and even-tiling is kept as informal as possible. The story-teller (changed each week) announces the characters of the plays, tells the stories between plays, announces the plays for the follow- ing week, asks for suggestions for future plays — and receives answers. The children are natural, interested, enthusiastic; to them it is their theatre, and their wishes are responded to in every way possible. 91 THE CRITIC EMERSON COLLEGE OF ORATORY Eleventh Annual Production of Old English Comedy The Senior Class of 1920 Presents 01)p (Urttir By Richard Brinsley Sheridan Steinert Hall, Tuesday, December Sixteenth, 1919 I ) ra mat is Person ac SIR FRETFUL PLAGIARY .... PUFF DANGLE SNEER SIGNOR PASTICCIO R1TORNELLO INTERPRETER PROMPTER AT DRURY LANE THEATRE . MRS. DANGLE SIGNORE PASTICCIO RITORNELLO . ' ! Emmelyn Young Huff Frances Schulze Marguerite Porter . Catherine C. Perry Gretchen E. Dilleubeck Evelyn Stephens Lillian Melita Burch . Myra B. Marsh Margaret Clymer Strunk Marvel A. Griggs Characters of the Tragedy LORD BURLEIGH GOVERNOR OF TILBURY FORT . . . . EARL OF LEICESTER SIR WALTER RALEIGH SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON . . . . MASTER OF THE HORSE DON FEROLO WHISKER AN DOS . . . . BEEFEATER THAMES SENTINELS j TILBURNIA CONFIDANT NIECE OF SIR WALTER RALEIGH . NIECE OF SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON . . F. Marie Pettijohn . Ruth Lovnes Parker Leila Falecia Watson . Lucile Morris . Veroqua Petty Abbie Casey Virginia Sherman . Anna Maguire V. Lewis Sterne Viola Pearl Atkinson Pansy Mabel Wood Wilnetta Sproul Marion Hawhorne Rosemary B. Hilton Mary West Scene: London; in Dangle’s House during the First Act, and through- out the rest of the play in Drury Lane Theatre. Time: Originally acted at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1779. Note: No attempt has been made to do more than provide a background for the farce. “The Play’s the Thing.” 93 the sire de mai.etroit’s door Stye Sure Up Halptrntt’a Snnr A Play in One Act by Geraldine McGaughan Place: Chateau Landou. Time: Fourteenth Century. Characters THE SIRE DE MALETROIT . BLANC E, his niece . PRIEST, his chaplain DENIS DE BEAULIEU, a stranger Nettina Stroebach . Helene Collins Elizabeth Stewart . Maude Taylor Note: This play is an adaptation of Robert L. Stevenson ' s short story by the same title. latter tSrrital By Students of the Folk and Esthetic Dancing Classes Under the Directions of Miss Elsie Riddell Nurserv Rlmne Dances I. DANCING AS A FINE ART Paper by Miss Lucile Morris II. (a) ENGLISH DANCE In) TAFFY WAS A WELCHMAN (c) MY LADY ' S GARDEN d) GIRLS AND BOYS (e) FRENCH VINEYARD DANCE Misses Clarke, Clements, Geiger, Griggs. Phillips. Robertson, Williams III. FINNISH DANCE National Misses Fromen and Stuart IV. MINUET DE TROIS Pantomimic Misses Clements, Stroebach, Wolcott V. SOLO — “Joy” ........ Interpretative Miss Sproul VI. BRIXHAM REEL , T SHOE DANCE 01,1 English Dances Misses Clarke, Clements, Geiger, Griggs, Phillips, Robertson, Williams VII. THE NYMPH AND THE SHEPHERD . . . Interpretative Misses Hilton and Morris A 1 1 1. SOLO — “Pan " ........ Interpretative Miss Jessie South wick IX. “A ROMANTIC COMEDY” Pantomimic Misses Griggs, Sherman. Sproul X. RUSSIAN COURTING DANCE National Misses Fromen and Stuart XL INVOCATION TO SPRING .... Greek Tableau Dance Misses Hilton, Sproul, Southwick Accompanist - Miss Marion Hurley 95 MOMERE Phi Mu (.1 amnia Sorority of Emerson College Presents Holim By Phillip Moeller- Directed by Walter Bradley Tripp COPLEY THEATRE - MARCH 8, 1920 Cast of Characters MOL 1 ERE LOUIS IV, King of France .... COL INGE, an Old Actor ..... BARON, a Young Member of Moliere’s Company LA FONTAINE, the Writer of Fables DE LAUZUN, a Young Courtier GIOVANNI LULLI, the Court Musician . CLAUDE CHAPELLE. a friend of Moliere . HERCULES, a Black Boy, page to Montespan . THE KING ' S CHAMBERLAIN FRANCHISE, MARQUIS DE MONTESPAN. the King’s Mistress ..... ARMAN DE BEJART, Moliere’s Wife . LA FOREST, Moliere’s Cook and Friend . THE ACTRESS, Who Plays Toinette . ANOTHER ACTRESS LADIES IN WAITING to de Montespan . ‘ . Verequa Petty Ruth Baird Ardis Hackman Helen Gad . Imogene Hogle dessie Southwick Irene Thomas Miriam Kempton Dorothy Richards . Cassie Bentley . Helene Collins Marion Hawthorne Kathryn C apron Frances Collins . Bonnie Sowers Vidali Robertson Grace Sickles 97 haioluii Matrrfi The custom of giving a play in honor of our Dean ' s birthday was carried out this year on April ldth, when " Shadowy Waters” was presented in Hunt- ington Chambers Hall. This play, by William Butler Yeats, is tilled with incidental Irish folk lore and mythology. Forgael, a mortal, is obsessed by a belief in an immortal love, and sails the seas in a Druid ship with his pirate crew to find it. lie holds the mythical Harp of Aengus as his own. it is a Druid Harp possessed of strange power over those that listen to its weird strains. Forgael with mutinous crew, sails seeking for a woman who casts no shadow, having been created before the world began — “that shadowless, un- earthly woman at the world’s end.” When the crew, desperate with futile sailing, have planned to take For- gael’s life. Ihe everliving bring a ship of rarest cargo. His pirate crew descend upon the ship, slaying all on board and taking the queen Dectora captive. Forgael casts a Diuid spell about her with the harp. They cut themselves off from all things earthly and go out to the land of immortal love-alone- together. Cast of Characters DECTORA FORD A EL A I BRIE . Eileen O’Brien doe Connor doe Gifford SAILORS . 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Upon her eighteenth birthday, spite of all that mother said, The willful, would-be lady fixed her hair high on her head. Some said that she looked thirty, but she didn’t care a bit, — She knew that she looked charming and was sure to “make a hit.” And now today she’s old enough to be quite dignified ; When high, artistic coiffures must no longer be de nied. But strange to tell, she goes about of all her tresses robbed ; For Mary Anne — consistent ( ?) — wears her hair — at twenty — bobbed ! ! 102 EMERSON COLLEGE DICTIONARY Chapel : A place where t lie righteous and t lie rest of ' the college meet on an equal footing, and where the Dean gives announcements concerning those who are absent. Examinations: Where you prove what the professor already suspects, namely, your ignorance. Graduation : The anesthetic applied before the amputation takes place. Five Cuts: That which entitles the holder to a box seat at the annual production of “Flunks.” Classes: A place to while away the time between social engagments. The College Genius: To give the faculty something to live for. An Impossibility: For any member of faculty to be shocked “beyond ex- pression.” Evolution of Expression : Four red volumes, each containing four chap- ters on which every Emersonian places her right hand and promises to “cherish and obey until death do us part.” Colossal: Analyzing the selection as a whole from every point of view but the author’s. Animation : An oratorical injection in which the golden rule is revered : Do your audience and they’ll do you. Smoothness: Love your audience as you do yourself and you will ramble right along. Volume: Every noise is a noisy noise around it. ( Impressing your ignor- ance upon that of yonr hearers so that they become aware of it by personal illustration.) Melodramatic Period : When the foolish act more so. Slide: A of the voice from one pitch to another and back again. Vital Slide: Slide personified. Slide in Volume: When the slide is more “slidy.” Forming Picture: The mental drawing of a picture on the mind of your audience which resembles from the author’s eyes a cartoon. Realistic: When the foolish act natural. Literary analysis: Vivisection of the written word. Vitalized Pictures: When the cartoon becomes more eye-like. Taste: A sad discovery that in most people it exists in one place only — their mouth. Ratio of Value: By tits was sad. by starts ’twas wild. Suggestive: In which the imagination has the leading role. Elipse: When we say nothing — the only delightful part of conversation. Magnaminity of Atmosphere: When what you are speaks so much louder than what you say, one can’t hear what you say, so why talk. If you said something nice, no one could hear it. Creative: Wanted Love the key to creation. Obedience: Where obedience comes in through the window — self-con- sciousness goes out through the door. Pansy Wood, ’20. 103 WHY ARE THESE PAIRS NEVER SEEN TOGETHER? THE LATEST IX POETRY An entirely original poem — the latest from the pen of Miss Elvira Dean. I. The Pussy-Willow is my favorite flower, I could sit ami smell it for an hour. II. The works inside of a watch, tra la. Have nothing to do with the case; Rut strange to say that the hands, tra la, Are strongly attached to the face. And just as a watchful warning I sing. Whatever you do, watch out for the spring. Tra la la la la la, Tra la la la la la, Tra la la la la la la la. (Sung by Kittens with great success.) HI. There was a very young Mr. Who met a wee lass and he Kr. In surprise, his friends cried. But he calmly replied : “Don’t worry. She only my Sr.” IV. Flo loved a man named Ebenezer, “Eb” for short she called her beau. Talk about tides of love, Great Caesar, You should see them “Eb and Flo.” V. What men like in women : 1 — Looks 2 — Brains 3 — Looks I — Money 5 — Looks fi — Flattery 7 — Looks 8 — Responsiveness 9 — Looks Jester. VI. Here lies a girl who used neither powder nor paint. She died an old maid, but should make a good saint. N-i % m W IL Orange Peel. VII. He put his arm around her waist, She said not gently; “Sir.” And as he let it gently fall. She whispered, “As you were.” “The Drexerd.” 105 Sophomore (in despair) : The high cost of living is simply awful. Bright Fresh ie: Well — there’s one thing we needn ' t worry about, no matter how high other things may soar, writing paper always remains sta- tionery. HEARD IN THE ELEVATOR Freshman: “Will you lend me a Chaucer?” Sophomore: “Sure, Spearmint or Beechnut?” Tech Freshman: “We have a lot of basketball fans here.” Emerson Sophomore: “1 should think you would need something to keep the players cool.” Freshie (to dignified Senior) : What building in Boston has the greatest number of stories? Senior: The Little Building, 1 suppose. Freshie: No, the Boston Public Library. F. S. : Do you know where the Emerson students get their talent? M. L. : No; where? F. S. From “Popsy,” of course. F. Shulze: Whv is Emerson College like a funeral parlor? E. K.: Why? F. Schulze: Because it ' s just one big undertaking after another. E. S. (feeling kittenish) : The four years of voice work can all he summed up in one word. Unsuspecting Bystander: What is it? E. S. : No ' m. M. Scheetz (on Wednesday night about 9.30) : Sniff! Sniff! 1 smell tish. L. Ballou : No. you are two days ahead of time. Gerry ( to girl wearing a “Beta” pin ) : Do you like to tish? Ruth : Yes. Gerry: Oh, you like to bait er pin. Dean (in Rhetoric) : Distinguish between custom and habit. Betty Griggs: It ' s our custom to be at chapel at nine, and our habit not to be there. New Girl: Did you Mr. Walter Bradley Tripp? Senior: No, but I saw the dent in the floor. Miss Sleight (in Physiology class): Wlmt ' s the difference between ganglia and neurons? Helen Gad : Er — er — yes. 106 Nutsy: Have you seen Grace? Coo-Coo: No, she borrowed my vanishing cream and I haven’t seen her since. First Senior: I’d like to go to the Chinese restaurant, but I haven’t any chink. Second Senior: Well there’s plenty of Chink down there. Stranger: About how many students have you studying at Emerson now? E. C. O. Senior: About half, 1 should say. AN EMERSON IAN’S FIRST VISIT HOME Her Mother: Dear, won’t you speak for us now? Proud Father: Guess I ' ll have someone to read to me when I’m tired. Her Uncle: 1 wonder if she would read at the lawyers’ club tomorrow? Sweet Aunt: I know she gets that talent from our side of the family.. Her Chum : 1 wish she would return my book she borrowed. Little Brother: I wish she would stop hollering for a minute. The Man: Perhaps she will read me some of her own sweet verses. The Profs: Oh help!!!! Mr. Tripp (to II. Collins in Dramatic Criticism class about a Grecian page’s costume l : Why the comforter aroun d your neck. Miss Collins? H. C. : It came with my costume — where else could I put it? Mr. Tripp (with a smile I : I should hesitate to say. Freshie: What’s behind a star? Puzzled Soph: 1 don’t know. What? Freshie (delighted that she had the wise Soph) : A policeman. Bob: You look sweet enough to eat. Gert : I do eat. Where shall we go? To LIVE the wrong way is EVIL. There are meters iambic, dactylic. There are meters of form and tone, But the meter that’s nearest idyllic, Is to meet’er by moonlight alone . — The Record. An example of a syllogism arriving at a false conclusion : Boston has a dense population, E. C. O. is the center of Boston’s population, B. Caswell is the center of E. C. O. population. Therefore B. Caswell is dense. A bachelor ' s union is a union against a union . — Literary Digest. 107 A course in how to he a successful French maid is offered by Myra Beers. Billie G. : Why do they have miles on the land and knots on the sea? Iv. S. : Why? (Poor child didn’t expect a joke.) Billie: Well, if they didn’t, how would they ever have an ocean tide? LOTT A TRUTH IS THIS She smiles, my darling smiles and all the world is tilled with light, She laughs — ' tis like the birds’ sweet call in meadow fair and bright. She weeps — the world is cold and gray, rain clouds creep into view, She sings — I softly steal away and wait till she gets through. Billie i. (coming in late for class) : Excuse me, Mr. Tripp, but our car had a collision with a car of preserves and I got caught in the " dam.” You should have been at Chapel during Junior Week, we had a larger crowd than ever because the faculty were there, too. E. Kelly: Do you like brown eyes? E. Dean: I don ' t know. I never ate any. JIM HARMON’S MUSE She sends the shivers down your back. She makes you shimmy and dance and whack She gives you thrills and makes you glowwwer : These are the effects of an ice cold showwwer. — Al tiijke in Berrj Batch. M. Taylor (In lecture recital class): My lecture will be purely inter- pretative. B. Caswell: Purely interpretative, Miss Taylor? M. Taylor: Yes; wholly. Worst habits of the Faculty: — Cutting chapel, failing students, giving advice, chapel talks. RATHER RAPID “Horses,” said the Yankee, " guess you can ' t tell me about horses. I had an old mare, Marzypop, who once licked our best express by a couple of miles on a thirty-mile run to Chicago.” “That’s nothing,” said the Canadian, " I was out on my farm one day about fifty miles from the house when a frightful storm came up. 1 turned the pony ' s head for home and, do you know, he raced the storm so close for the last ten miles that I didn ' t feel a drop, while my dog, only ten yards behind, had to swim the whole distance .” — The Black Book from Di.ric .” " My father weighed only four pounds when he was born.” “Good heavens, did he live? — Lampoon. 108 HAMMOCK WAS NOT AS ADVERTISED I swore to her, that nothing e’er Could tear her from my side. But as I spoke the hammock broke, And then she knew 1 lied. E. Kellv: Why is a bail of hay like a mouse? E. Dean: Why? E. Kelly: Because the ca t ( tie ) eat it. Eyelyn Stephens: Why is a couple on a beach like a dog on ice? Ivittins: Why? — I don ' t know. Evelyn: ’Cause it’s dog(gome) nice. Helena C. : If a painting were not well done, would it be rare? BANCROFT STEPS A moon, The steps, A pretty miss. A man with arms so strong. An upward glance. A fatal kiss. Another man gone wrong . — Some Co-ed. Myrtle (to Edna who has just had a marcel): What makes your hair so curly? Edna: Oh, it ' s just my blood trickling through my veins that makes it laugh so it can’t keep straight. THE OTHER HALF A kiss: a sigh; A long good-bye, And he is gone. A smile, O joy, Another boy. And the world goes on. — A Girl. Soph : Will you tell us what kind of costume Stevenson wore on his canoe trip? Teacher: Well — he wore a red sash. Soph: Is that all? Teacher: No, he carried a knife, and had on a pair of muddy tennis shoes " Scientists have discovered that fish fall in love. " — News head. We knew it all the time. Every poor fish falls in love. K. S. : Tf Mr. Tripp doesn ' t take back what he said, we won’t go to Dra- matic Training any more. Innocent Freshie: Why, what did he say? Iv. S. : He said we’d have to get out. 109 AN ALL NIGHT SESSION Last night 1 held a little hand So gentle and so sweet! Methought my heart would burst with joy, So wildly did it beat. No other hand unto my soul Could greater solace bring Than the charming one 1 held last night — Four aces and a king ! — The Anelecta. I During a storm somewhere on the Atlantic, a very excited passenger runs up to the captain I : “B-B-B — ” Captain: " (let out of my way; can ' t you see I’m busy?” He receives the same treatment from all in charge. After about au hour he returns to the captain : “G-G-G — ” Captain: " Why don’t you try singing?” Passenger: “Should old acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind ; The blooming cook fell overboard And is twenty miles behind. ’ B. V. I).: Funny thing! Spring always reminds me of seasickness. Paris Garter: How so? B. V. D. : It’s the return of the swallows. " He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. " That’s nothing. She was born with an oil well in her back yard.” — Life. Eftie H.: I must go to a rehearsal for “Mice and Men” tonight. Friend: You are one of the men. I suppose? Effie H.: No, I’m not. What made you think I was? Friend : Well, you surely aren’t one of the mice. Gerry I to E. Kelly taking a second helping of whipped cream pie) : Don’t eat that. E. Kelly: Why not? Gerry: It’ll make you fat — just a matter of form. E. Kelly: Figuratively speaking. Agitated Man (to waiter in restaurant) : I found a hair in my apple pie. Waiter: Well, boss. I could explain it if it had been in the honey, ’cause that was jest taken from the comb. En if it had been in the ice cream, I could explain that, ’cause the ice was just shaved. But the apple pie, I can’t explain, ’cause all of them apples wuz Baldwins. " We college men take life easy,” he said while he rested his hands on his knees. “Why, even when we graduate, we do it by degrees .” — Orange Peel. Room-mate: What’s become of all our furniture? Ditto: It’s that little habit of yours of asking people to take a chair. — Orange Peel. 110 Too-Much-So : I haven ' t seen your son for several years. He seemed quite a promising lad. Xot-Much : That’s the proper adjective; lie ' s been sued twice for breach of promise . — Boston Transcript . There was a man who was so thin He wouldn’t go out alone For fear some great big hungry dog Might take him for a bone. One day when he was walking out And he got out of breath. He fell through a hole in the seat of his pants And choked himself to death . — Orange Pert. Shoulder Straps: Ah, so you wear your gloves all the time to keep your hands soft. Soup and Fish : Yes. Shoulder Straps: And do you sleep with your hat on? — Jester. First Stude: Why are there so many suckers in college? Second Stude: Why, fishes travel in schools. — Purple Coir. 1922: When I graduate I expect to make a hundred per. 1923: Per what? 1922 : Perhaps. “You mind your feet if you want to learn the new dances.” “Never mind the foot work, professor, just teach me the holds .” — Orange Peel. He: Why do women speak less in February than any other month? She : Why ? He: Because it hasn’t so many days . — Pitt Panther. Ann : I don’t believe in kissing a man unless I’m engaged to him. Fan : Why, dear, what a quantity of rings you must have . — lack O ' Lantern. EN ROUTE Lady: Please, sir, lend me your skidooly. Stude: My what, madam? Lady : Your skidooly, sir. Stude: Spell it, madam. Lady: S-c-h-e-d-u-l-e. Mabel : I want to marry a man with brains. Label : l know, dear, but 1 believe one should marry within one’s own circle . — Jack o ' Lantern. ill “My father occupied the chair of applied physics at Cambridge.” “Dat’s mitt in ' , mine occupied the seat of applied electricity at Sing Sing.” — You Duo. Philosopher: A kiss is the language of love. Co-ed: Well, why don’t you say something. Bliss: How do you know that he is an osteopath? Liss : I heard him say that he makes his money rolling the bones. Mother: Did that young man kiss you last night? Daughter: Now, mother, do you suppose he came all the way out here to hear me sing? — Leigh t Burr. Motto for Government Railroad Administration: “Let the public be Jam med .” — Ch a parral. WHY HE DIDN’T The physician was soliciting information from the wife: “Does he grind his teeth in his sleep?” he asked. “Oh no!” said the wife, “he don’t wear ’em to bed.” — Browning’s Magazine. TREASON Br-r-r-rn-n-g. “Hello.” “Constance there?” “Talking.” “It’s Harrv; can 1 have a date tonight?” “No.” “Why?” “1 ate onions for supper.” “1 don’t mind; I ate them, too.” “And vou dare ask me for a date? 1 like your nerve!” Bang f ! Prof.: I want to see you pass this exam, young man. Y. M.: So do I. Let’s pull together. — Orange Peel. Son: Daddy, why do people call men poor fish? Dad : Because most of ’em will fall for a bright rag and a bunch of feathers. — Orange Peel. Zero: You say you are poor. Haven’t you an automobile? Lean : Yeah. That’s what keeps me poor. A large white onion slowly eaten will remove the odor of vanilla ice cream from the breath. Black paint slowly applied with a brush will remove yellow stains from dainty fabrics without injury to the brush. — Orange Peel. 112 BACK FROM SOUTH AMERICA Friend: Did you pick up any Spanish down there? Tourist: No. They’re not what they’re cracked up to be. Prof.: I ' m going to speak on liars today. How many of you have read the twenty-fifth chapter of the text? Nearly every student raised his hand. Prof.: Good. You are the very group to whom I wish to speak. There is uo twenty-fifth chapter . — Pitt Panther. Tourist (gazing at volcano) : Looks like Hell, doesn’t it? Native: How these Americans have traveled. — Lampoon. In his poem. “The Vampire,” Kipling wrote “even as you and I.” There is nothing even about it. The odds were all in favor of the Vamp . — Leigh Barr. Sweet spirits of aviation, one drop — and you know 1 lie rest. — Life. Teacher: What right have you to swear bef ore me? Pupil: How did I know you wanted to swear first? — Melios. Mable placed the sweet scented (lowers in his button-hole. Bui Dororthy (wise girl) placed the sweet scented flour on his shoulder. — »s Uin Dodger. Jack: Girls are prettier than men. Jean : Why, naturally. Jack: No, — artificially . — Cornel I Widow. Paying Teller: How will you have it? Laborer: Gimme fifty tens and the balance in lives. I got to do a little shopping. — Judge. Pam: Wasn’t the dancing pretty in Athletics class this morning? Ruth B. : Yes, it was awfully pretty — when they all Stopped. Joke Collector to Fourth Floor Inmate: Tell me some jokes, quick. Fourth Floor Back: Don’t know any. •T. C. : Oh yes you do. There’s so much noise on your floor you must be cracking jokes all the time. Fourth Floor Back: No: it’s the third floor ceiling we’re cracking. Sophomore (writing gym notebook up) : Well, I ' ll have to hand this in but it’s a rare notebook. Freshman : Why ? Soph: Because it’s only half done. 113 Teacher in Voice Class: The essential thin” in voice work is “open throat.” Can you think of anyone who illustrates this especially well? Fresh: Helena Collins. Teacher: What makes you think she has a good open throat? Fresh : Why, because she’s always yawning. i:m ERSOXIA X SONNETS OX EVOLUTION When I consider how I ' ve slid and slid While trying hard to learn the Vital Slide: And how o ' er scores of words I needs must glide To find the Thought beneath the phrases hid; And all the keen Analysis I did And how when Anim ation was applied The Pictures Vitalized came at my bid; These Elements recalled, I must confess Fin willing in Ellipse some time to waste In Sympathy on Evolution woes And then forget awhile this work of Stress, In Summer time a Breath of Freedom Taste And rest awhile in Ease and sweet Repose. CHAPEL When on the hallway clock the little hand — Has traveled ' round to nine o’clock again. And chapel bell has sounded its command, — Oh, Emersonians ! Where art thou then? Thou shouhlst be sitting in thy little seat And watching good .Miss Smith take exercise; There all the college may together meet To hear announcements — thereby “getting wise.” Oh, sinner, art thou in thy little bed? Or hast thou stopped to breakfast on the way? Or cramming one Recital in thy head? Or writing notebooks that fall due today? If not, 1 know not where thou may be then — But at Spring Session, — we shall meet again! 114 AutngraplfB 115 AutngrapliH 116 Aulograpba 117 Autographs 118 - - The Largest School of Oratory in America - - HENRY LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK, President The Emerson College of Oratory The Emerson College of Oratory, of Boston, is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and has a larger number of teachers and pupils than any similar institution in the United States. It teaches oratory as an art resting upon absolute laws of nature, explained and illustrated by exact rules of science, and gives a thorough training in all the principles upon which this art is based. The course of four years leading to the degree of B.L.I. qualifies students to become professors and teachers of elocution and oratory in institutions of learning as well as to become public readers. 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