Emerson College - Emersonian Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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00: t - DEDICATION Our small tribute in recognition of her years of loyal service. LILIA SMITH DUSSEAULT Is’t Sit , C 4 PRESIDENT HENRY LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK J Gertrude MuOi esten rticulution ; Interpretation Robert Howes Burnham Jessie Ki, bridge Southwigk I oire Culture; Ethics; Shakespeare Mary A. Winn Childrens ' Theatre ; Recitals William Howland Kenney Technique of the Voice Joseph E. Connor Public Speaking; Debate; Recitals Lii.ia Smith Dlsseallt History of Education ; Pedagogy ; Physical Culture Eben. Chari.ton Black Poetics; English and American Literature Agnes Knox Black Literary Interpretation; Browning and Tennyson : Reading as a Line Art Mary Dowling Adki.e Dowling Physical Culture Pantomime Ei.sif. H. Riddell Jl LI A Roi PE Gymnastics; Fencing; Aesthetic Dancing: Anatom v: Physiology Psychology Phiscii.la ( 1 . Pi peer Gestu re ; Expression Ei.vie Burnett Willard Story Telling Mxrgarkt Shipman Jamison ( .ommunity Drama Daniel Brewster Scenery and Costuming DEAR FELLOW STUDENTS “Goodby” is not sad when its meaning is understood. ' ' God be with you. " That is my wish for each and every one of you, far or near, and remember that the latch- string is always out for Emersonians at “Faraway Farm.’’ North Edgecomb. Maine. There a cordial welcome will ever await von from your friend Lilia Smith Dt sseault President Vice-P resident Secretary Treasurer Stude nt Council Oil HI US Anita Richardson Mildred l ord Marion Barclay Leon II. Connell | Lorna Rumball I Francois Vodrie 17 i ROSEMARY ALLEN Z f IJ Bangor. Maine Author Junior Stunt: Junior Prom Committee " 21: Chairman, Senior Commencement " 2 1 : Debate Club; Senior Play; House President 24. " 25 ; Student Sen- ate ’24, 25: Commencement Debate 25. " am nut only n itty in myself, but the cause that u it is in other men.” — SHAKESPEARE. MARJORIE L. ASHLEY. A. B. New Bedford. Mass. Commencement; Physical Culture. Kind words are the music of the world.” — Faber. MARION BARCLAY Z $ H Cranbury. New Jersey Freshman Stunt; Class Secretary (J ), (3), (4) : House President (2) ; Student Senate (2), (3) Junior Song Committee; Senior Recitals: Commencement Phy- sical Culture: Chapel Song Leader (3), (4). “A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.” T II K K 1VI K R S O N I N MARION ARLINE BREWER «! ' M l 1 Binghamton. N. Y. Sophomore Pantomime; Junior Stunt; Junior Reci- tals; I M F Play I 1); Senior Pantomime. " She ' s fair whose beauty only makes her gay. ' ( ioWLlCV HELEN BROWN Z II Whitefield. N. II. Freshman Stunt; Sophomore Stunt: Junior Stunt; House President (3) Near Book Staff (3) ; Sopho- more Recitals: Junior Recitals: Senior Recitals: ( Commencement Recitals. " There is a language in her eye. Iter cheek, her li . Art y her foot, speaks, her wanton spirits look out It every joint and motion of her body. - -Shakespeare w ; us M R SIA Lowell. Mass. i J. ' 1 Sophomore Stunt: Newman Link: ( .ommencemet Recitals. “ Simplicity is a jewel rarely found. Ovid I I l I i ■ ' 1 1 THE E M E R S 0 N I A N LEON HILL ' CONNELL T A T Omaha. Neb. Dickens Day Pla (2); Author Junior Play; ‘I 1 A T I J lay (31; Treasurer of Class (4); Commencement Recitals. " A uise scepticism is the first attribute of a good critic .” — Lowell HELENA COOK K P X Albany. N. Y. Freshman President: Sophomore President; Senate ' ll- ( 2 I . ( 3 ) , ( 4 ) : Y. A. C. A. Secretary (3) ; Debate Club President (3); Junior Play; Sopho- more Recital: Senior Play; Junior Week Com- mittee; Student Association President (4) ; Jessie Eldridge Citation: Commencement Physical Cul- ture. " My heart is ever at your service — Shakespeare. MAUDE V. COULTER k r x Ogelsby, 111. Freshman Stunt; Sophomore Stunt; Finance Commit- tee (3) ; Junior Stunt; Debate Club; Posture Week: Chairman Song Committee (4) ; Senior Commence- ment Pantomime. " Amiability shines by its own light.” — Horace. 1 20 T II K !■: M K R S 0 N I N k THkEEN HODGKINS CR IG Temple. Maine Sophomore Stunt: Junior Stunt: k. . ( ). Entertain- ment Service Bureau Goncert: Debate Club; Coin- mencement Debate. " (rood taste is the modesty of the mind, that is ah i it cannot he either imitated or acquired. — de Gikardin FEE A NOR CR NE K r X I lornel I. N. A . Freshman Stunt: Junior Recitals: Junior Stunt : Senior Plav; Senior Recitals: Senior Finance Committee; Commencement Physical Culture. " To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark oj talent. " AlMEl.. CHARLOTTK CROCKER Z ) II Shebo " an. is. House President (2): Debate . I n I CD; Editoi l Year Book I , ' i) ; Junior Stunt: Senior Recitals: ( iommencemenl Recitals. " Refinement creates beauty everywhere. Ilxzi.rn. THE E M E I! S O N I ! 21 ESTHER BE VAN Susquehanna, Penn. Senior Recitals; Commencement Debate; Debate Coun- cil; Chairman Commencement Play Committee: Emerson Scholarship. “ Faithfulness and sincerity firs ' of all. Confi cits, MIRIAM ECKERT I M r London, Ontario, Canada Secretary Treasurer of Student Association: Treasurer Y. W. C. A.; Commencement Physical Culture. ‘ ' Positiveness is a good quality. — Swift. T II E I. M E K S O N I N KATHERINE FINN Northampton. Mass. Freshman Stunt: Sophomore Stunt; Senior Recitals: Commencement Pantomime: Newman Club. " She hath a natural wise sincerity, a simple truthful- ness , and these have lent her a dignity as moveless as the centre. " - LOWEI.L. MILDRED E. FORD Newton. Mass. Sophomore Pantomime: Junior Plav: Senior Plav: Debate Council ( 4 I : Senior Recitals: Commence- ment Recitals. " Give me an honest laughter. — Scott. FRANCES GOT . Hoi I iston. Mass. Menorah Society: Freshman Stunt; Senior Play; Commencement Pantomime. " But true expression like the unchanging sun (dears and improves what e ' er it shines upon. Pope : T II E E M E R S O N I A N 2 ) MARION GLECKLER $ M I 1 Mansfield, Penn. Junior Recitals: Commencement Physical Culture. “ How wise must one be to be uln a y.s kind. - -Ebner-Eschf.nbach MYRTLE HUTCHINS Haverhil I. Mass. Freshman Stunt; Entertainment Service Program; Sophomore Stunt; Junior RecitaL: Junior Stunt; Commencement Play. “A scholar has no ennui. Richter. ALICIA HAMBLY 4 M r Toronto, Ontario. Canada House President (• ). (4): Student Senate; Senior Plav: Commencement Physical Culture; Canadian Club. “ Those who can command themselves, command others H.AZLITT. r n !•: k mi r s o n i n f au •7 — v — ■ d CX ' - - HANNAH KERWIN Woonsocket. I!. I. v J -e o CL %-U- Sophomore treasurer: Sophomore Stunt ; Junior Vice- President; Junior Stunt: Business Manager of Year Book (Ml. Senior Play: Commencement Play. TY. Feu things art ' impossible to diligence and skill. ' ■ — Johnson LENA MANNING Nashua. New Hampshire Senior Recitals: President Debate Council; Com- mencement Social Committee; Commencement De- bate: Senior Play. ' (rood nature is the beauty oj the mind. NW X ' l II DIET McCARTIH Boston, Mass. Newman (,lub; Sophomore Pantomime, Senior Panto- mime. " Oh she a ill sing the savageness out of a bear. S H k KSI’K H K 1 i T II E E M E H S 0 N IAN 25 MILDRED METCALFE Waltham, Mass. Freshman Stunt; Entertainment Service Concert; Sophomore Stunt; Junior Stunt; Junior Recitals: Senior Recitals; Senior Commencement Recitals; Senior Play. " Joyousness is nature ' s garb of health. — Lamartine EVELYN PEARL MILLER Rockaway, New Jersey Freshman Stunt; Sophomore Stunt; Junior Stunt: Senate (3). (4); Chairman Song Committee (3); Commencement Physical Culture. “ Nothing can be fairer or more noble than the fervor of true zeal. " GLADYS MONROE Plainville, Mass. Junior Song Committee; Junior Recitals; Freshman Stunt; Commencement Pantomime. “ Modesty is a discerning grace. " — Cowper. 26 I I M E I! S O N I A N MARY MUSTARD Z -I H Bluefield. W . Virginia Southern (dub: Sophomore Stunt; Southern (dub Stunt (2). I Ml. ill: Junior Stunt: Senior Play; Commencement Pantomime: Japanese Pantomime ( 4 ). Freshman Stunt; Sophomore Stunt; Junior Recitals; Junior Stunt: Newman (dub; Commencement Pan- tomime. " Soul-deep eyes of darkest night. Mii.i.er. ( II ARLES PUTN AM I A T I )es M oines, Iowa Chairman Commencement Debate. " The man who consecrates his hours liy vigorous effort, and an honest aim. At once he draws the string of lije and death, lie walks with nature-, and her paths are peace. Young . J T II E E M E I! S O N I A N 27 LEILA PYRON $ M r San Antonio, Texas Vice-President Southern Club; House President; Senior Play Recitals (3), til. " Great thoughts proceed from the heart. Junior Recital ( ' 21 I ; Author Junior Stunt (’24 l Co-author Junior Songs; Debate Club I ’21 ) ; House President (’24); Commencement Play: Press Club (Monitor Correspondent) (4). “ There is unspeaka ble pleasure attending the life of the voluntary student. — Goldsmith MARY INI FRED READY Newton, Mass. Freshman Stunt; Sophomore Stunt; Junior Stunt; Junior Week Committee; Treasurer Newman Club (3) ; Senior Recitals; Commencement Physical Cul- ture . " Her hair was not more sunny than her heart. ' ’ ' ' — Vauvenarglks T II I. I JVI I K S () N I •)o ANITA Hl( HARDSON K r X Carthage. New ork !• reshman Stunt: Sophomore Stunt: Student Senate (2): Junior Stunt: Student Senate CD: Debate ( luh till: Chairman Junior Prom; Debate Council I it: President Senior ( lass: Commencement De- bate. -The V are never alone llial are accompanied by noble thoughts. " SlDNKY. PHILIP RI L J A r L Prookline. Mass. “ In affable and courteous gentleman. -Sh KKS| K RK 7 . LOIS R!( Ill ' Ll, Pleasant Gap. Penn. Sophomore Recitals: Kmerson Lnlertainmenl Service Concert CM; Commencement Pantomime. " Little den -drops of celestiid melody. CvKI.Yl.R. -A T M E E M E R S 0 N I A ! 29 MARY LLOYD ROBERTS f air Haven. Vermont Freshman Stunt: Sophomore Pantomime: (Commence- ment Pantomime. " It is the tranquil people who accomplish much. — Thoreal UZ- J) I.ORNA R UNBALL , iLj— M 1 London. Ontario, Canada ice-President Student Association: Vice-President — ■ — p - Canadian Ciub: Senior Play: (Commencement Play. Those inward ( nudities which are lusting. — Seneca O ' A ETHEL REID SC AGEE (Clinton. New York 3 C- sLA. Sophomore Recitals: Junior Recitals: Senior Recitals: Debate Club; Sophomore Stunt; Senior Play; (Com- mencement Recitals. Thought and action are the redeeming features of our lives .’ ' — Zimmerman T II K K M K |{ S () N I A N 0 . y i p , EVEL N SCHNEIDER Jr. Revere, Mas -ixT Ereshman Stunt: Sophomore Stunt: Junior Stunt; Sophomore Stunt Committee; Senior Play Commit- tee: Junior Song Committee: Prom Commitee (3); Debate Council: Senior Recitals: Senior Play: Commencement Committee (3); Commencement i )ebate. Music uashes atvav from the soul the lust of every- day life . " — At ERBACH. ALICE Sll T M V Rockford, Illinois Sophomore Pantomime; Junior Stunt: ( P M P Play (3): Lo al Daughters Club; Commencement Pan- tomime. The mildest manners and the gentlest heart. ItOMER IIOR I I ASI. SHELDON . Somerv i lie. Mass. Sophomore Stunt: Junior Stunt: Commencement Leader Physical Culture: Senior Play Committee. tinier ami s ' slem are nobler things than power. — Ruskin THE E M E R S 0 N I A N LILLIAN SILVERSTEIN Dorchester. Mass. Menorah Society; Freshman Stunt: Sophomore Stunt: Commencement Play. " Dark eyes , eternal soul of pride, deep life in all I hat ' s truer — I. ELAND AGNES SMART Wolfeboro, N. H. Emerson Scholarship (3). “ Poetry is to he found nowhere unless ue carry it within us — JouBERT MARY EVELYN SMITH Clinton, Mass. Freshman Stunt; Sophomore Stunt; Commencement Pantomime. “She is a winsome, uee thing.” — Burns T II K M h K S N 1 IN J ELIZABETH SAI.A 1 H Davenport. Iowa Junior Sona Committee; Senior Recitals; Senior Play; ( Commencement Pantomime. " Her eyes were deeper than the. depth Of u iiters stilled at even. Rossetti ANA A STIRLING K V X Aliceville, Ala. Southern (Dnl : Sonlhern (Club Stunt; (Commencement Pantomime. " There is a kind of character in thy face That to the observer doth thy life Fully enfold . " — Sn akespevkk Sol ' i it i i THE E VC S (1 Nk Iff. Ml. jiX jLLi e Ikmto fW J ' PEARL SPARLING Winnipeg. (Canada Sophomore Recital: Junior Recital: Junior Stunt: Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Treasurer of Canadian Club. " A just fortune awaits the deserving " - Statu s F.RNA VAN AMBERG Portland. Maine " reshman Stunt; Junior Stunt; Commencement Play. ' Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities .” — Emerson FR WCOIS VODRIE, Z J H San Antonio. Texas Sophomore Stunt: Wee-President South President, Southern Club (41 ; Southern Club Stunt (2), (3), (41; Debate Club; Public Debate (31; Junior Stunt; Author Junior Song Day Stunt (31 ; Junior Week Song Committee; Senior Student Rep- resentative; Senior Play; Commencement Play. “A tender heart, a will inflexible — Longfellow 7 ‘CO — yv c)JJLtr 7 t 2 , T II I K M I K S () N I AM ELFHEDA YOOS Z «! ' H New Haven. Connecticut Sophomore Stunl; Junior Stunl; Junior Play; House President (2); Art Editor Year Booh (H); Senior I 1 a : Commencement Becitals. " Such smiles a re horn Untie l hearts like yours. Bkowmng I i V A 0 ELIZABETH A. WOOERIDGE 1 M r Woodland, Penn. ice- President 1 reshman (lass: 1 ' reshman Stunt: Sophomore Pantomime; Junior Becitals; Junior Play : Senior Recitals; Senior Play: Commencement Play. " Suture tins here so lavish of her store That she bestoived until she hail no more. ' Bkown E EMERS 0 N I A N TO OUR SENIORS The spring brings beauty in her train- The burbling trees, the sunny sk . But there’s a bit of sadness too. For spring-time means good-bve. Our hearts are full; we cannot sa The all we feel these last few days. But here’s a wish for happiness, As you ail go your different ways. We’ll sorely miss your guiding hand Next year when we are far apart. We’ll miss the fun we’ve had Sneaking into Dramatic Art. for when another ear comes round. We shall be mighty Seniors, too. Our hope is this: that we can be As nice a Senior Class as you. S. ’2t). T II K K M K K S O N I A N .)( SI.Mnii CLASS HISTORY In l he year ol our Lord nineteen hundred and twenty -one, there came to the portals ol I ' tnerson (College a hand of students, collected Ironi all parts ol the world: deter- mined to show their new faculty and fellow students how magnificently class spirit could become the guiding factor of their lines. ith the help of a gracious senior we organized our group into what was commonly called. The Freshman ( .lass. (•in first public appearance found its being in a class stunt. We do not claim that it was the best stunt ever produced but we modestly assert that it was one of the best, limned up b this achievement we planned a dance. Now in those days a Freshman dance was a thing to be spoken of in hushed tones. It simply wasn’t being done, never- the-less we did it. The ear that followed was strongly uneventful. As Sophomores most of our energies were devoted to training the new freshman class in the way it should grow. I he production of a remarkable pantomime furnished a respite from our arduous duties. s third ear students and high ranking upper classmen we plunged deep into the activities of Junior Week. We played, sang and acted for the entertainment of our facultN and Classmates. Our Junior Prom was an event that n i 1 1 long linger in our Memories. W ith i n i«l visions of what failure w ould mean to our Prom Committee and Class in general Nve went to work as never before. Of course nvc succeeded. Our anxiety " served as a means to tie us closer together. The year book established its own fame, not onL b the material between its two embossed covers, but also by the ayve- inspiring promptness of its publication. Which brings this chronical ol events unto the last year the saddest, gladdest year of all the four saddest because it marks the end ol a -meet joyous lile- gladdest because it marks the beginning of a iicnn existence. We have been “up in recital ; we have struggled and worked with T ri p p n on the Senior Play and Dramatic Art. we have laid glorious schemes for sneak day; it is nn ith a bit of a catch in our throats that we approach our commencement exercises. The ideal that we have worked for is almost within our grasp. In a lew short days yve shall once again play, sing and act for you. We yy i 1 1 smile thru it all, of course we will, no dignified senior could do less. Deep in our hearts yye y i 1 1 be wishing it were not so quickly ended. Next year there yvill be others to lake the places we have held. We hope you yvill not entirely forget us. We shall never forget you though we must bow before the inevitable, for as alyvays. I he old order c hangeth y ielding place to neyv, nd God fulfills Himself in many ways— Lest one good custom should corrupt the world — E. K. S. OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Student Council Edna Cass Lillian MacLeod Alice Lissner Helen Thompson j Elizabeth Buchanan 1 Phyllis Rivard T II I. I M E l{ S () N I N f 0 -V CYNTHIA a AETSHULER Dorchester. Mass. O- ESTHER BALDWIN Kl ' Johnson ( nty. N. . VARSENIG BOYAJIAN Lynn. Mass. ELIZABETH BUCHANAN JLm Jr» Jh f w I, t -T J6 yJLryJ P Z «l» II Rome. N. Y. nl “VjU. rt vr XJ j T H E E M E R SON I AN ANNE BYRNE Z I H Kingston, N. Y. i ,v J . ' ' “ s ' ' e A . fl EDNA CASS yp ■ o A Y A ' Z T H Wallingford. Connecticut MADELINE CONNELL Cambridge, Mass. • j J 0 S’ ,r -f S ' o ' e. W M3ri ' . Ha ( - K 5 T J - J e - 7 DORA CRAMER Hartford. Conn. . -r- r . +- jEIj J ° ' i ' vm: o r$- ' ' k T II K E M E R S () N I A N Gyt tj) ANNA MAY EPSTEIN Rockv Mount. N. C. --P JL Xa- ' ) 0 J 1 T H F. E M E R S O N I AN GLADYS EVANS Z I H Home. N. A . EDITH FITZGERALD Z L H Dorchester. Mass. MARY KATE FORD Vest A irginia RUDOLF FRIEDRICH Henderson, Ky. 12 T II E E M E K SON I AN ALICE GORTON • ’raw ford. Nebraska MARY GORDON Walton, Ky. DOROTHY HILL Z 1 II Calhoun, ( 7 ( 1 . THE E M E R SOMAN 43 RUTH HINES Sutton, W. irginia DORIS HINMAN Wells River, Vt. ANNARELLE HUNT Everett. Mass. GLADYS JONES EVELYN L. JENSEN Springfield,. Mass. MAMIE JONES Elberlon. Georgia MARGARET KELLY Lowell, Mass. T II E E M E R SON I A M 15 MURIEL KIMBALL Nashua. N. H. BERNARD KNOPF Lowell, Mass. oXs-i J ' ‘ — FT . M LOIS LATH M 1 0 u ■ - jr u nr Buckannon. W. Virginia 1 ( T II K K M I E SON I A N M ARJORIE I. KARA k r x I ' rank I in. Mass. ALICE SANDERS LISSNER Irvington, III. RUTH LONDON Salem, Mass. VIENNIE LIN DICE EN Boston, Mass. THE EM E K S 0 N I A N 17 RHODA MARGET Brookline, Mass. If! I ii K I M I K s n N i N MARA ELIZABETH MEITERT k r x Centralia, Missouri TIIKO MIX EK Kirksville. Missouri DOHA MITNICK Hartford, Conn. THE EMERSONIAN 49 ESTHER PURL Carrollton. III. PHYLLIS RIVARD K E X Providence. R. I. VIRGINIA ROBARDS K E X Joplin, Missouri MURIEL RUSSELL Ipswich, Mass. . 1(1 T II I V Ml I! S (I M N KATHERINE STENT Marlboro, Mass. MARION STEEVE K E X Clarinda. Iowa T H E E M ERSONIAN 51 ESTHER STRUT HERS Butte. Montana DORIS TALLMAN t m r La Fargeville, N. Y. HELEN THOMPSON Z 1 H Logan, Utah ELEANOR TRITES Z H Salisbury, New Brunswick » v 52 T H E E M EKSONIAN A r ELIZABETH WELLINGTON KFX Leominster, Mass. ALICE WHITESIDE Z $ H Youngstown, Ohio i THE E M ERSON I AN JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY Once upon a time — in truth, three years ago Destiny held up his mighty hand. And gathered here and there and all around A most illustrious hand. He then contrived to send them out To prove their worth and name And to the Land of Emerson It happened they all came. A thing called “Custom ' ’ ordered them To plan a show or stunt And so they did — (and thought Twas good) But others were quite blunt And murmured long “Ah, this won t do” And toward the last of May The band returned from whence they came Until another day. Then they returned. But Destiny First warned them, so they say, That they should make this second year Remembered many a day. And so they planned a Pantomime Of Oriental taste; And neither work nor talent Were put to any waste. Now lo! the Land of Emerson Applauded and approved. And thus the first years ' error Forever was removed. Then Destiny spoke yet again And said “In your third trial You must put on a Junior Week And Prom that is worth while!” And so it goes — this goodly band Must strive to keep its name, For now they see that Destiny Has recommended Fame. To those who e ' er have helped them All through their weary climb They now extend with feeling Their thanks in words of rhyme. And to those who leave and go their w ' ay At the close of this present year, They hid “good luck” to follow them With wishes most sincere. The page is spent — the ink is drv There’s no rhyme left — except “Good-bye!” Edna Cass I ' II I I M K [{SON I A N JUNIOR WEEK Pile Junior Week of 1925 opened Puesrlay. February 24. at 9:00 A. M., with scene laid at some time in the future. Two members of the class of 1926. now old Emer- sonians. sat drinking tea in a lea garden. Their conversation brought out the fact that they had met at a convention, and that there were a number of other Emersonians in tow n. t this point the rest of t lie old class of 1920 came in. singing a song to Emerson. Margaret Kelly, chairman of the song committee, led the singing as the old Emer- sonians celebrated the fame of Emerson faculty and traditions. When finally the last encore had been giv en, the farewell song to the Seniors was sung. After their response, the two classes marched out with the time-honored laurel-spray ceremony. On Wednesday the scene was very much in the present, and the school witnessed the beginning negotiations for the Forty -Twoth Revival of “Six Bits.’ This (lever sketch on Emerson faculty was written and directed by Virginia Robards. and the characters out-facultied the faculty ver successfully. One might say that the |da was w ritten along English lines, in that there was no star part. Each was given opportunity to do his own particular line. Thursday was given over to a Junior Recital. Cynthia Altshuler. Phyllis Rivard, Mary Kate Ford. Alabel Marshall, and Dora Mitnick were the readers and presented a very charming program. The Juni or Week address on Friday was given by Agnes Knox Black. She spoke very interestingly on the women in Shakespeare ' s plays. The staff has endeavored to procure a copy of the lecture for those pages, hut unfortunately Mrs. Black has it only in note form thus far. Saturday morning the Junior ( lass presented its annual original pla . This year’s production was Hrloi.sc and Abelard , a romantic tragedy of 12th Century Paris, taken Irom the old historic love stor of Heloise and Abelard. Miss Alice Pearl Whiteside, ol the playwriting class, made the dramatization and with the help of a well-known Boylston Street antique dealer, devised a ' triking pictorial effect in the staging. Mis Whiteside appeared in the role Heloise: Rudolph Friedrick. Abelard: Edna ( lass. Canon l ulhert: Edith fitzgerald. a Priest: and Doris Finman and Esther Baldwin, two students in the prologue. After the pi ay, members of the Junior Class with lighted candles in formation to ' pell out E. ( . ().. knelt before the stage and sang the farewell song to the Seniors. Mler the song, the Juniors stood on either side of the aisle while the Seniors marched out under the soft glow of the candles. Junior Week terminated Saturday night in a Prom at the lintel Somerset. Plans had been made far ahead b Edith fitzgerald. Helen riiompson. and Zara Culp, and the success ol the function well merited their efforts. The music was irresistible, the ballroom delightful, and the favors lovelv. Each girl received two silver bangles joined with an Emerson seal, and her escort was given a silver pen-knife adorned with the seal also. Patrons and Patronesses were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Connor. Mr. tnd Mrs. W. H. Kenney, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Kidder. ' the la t note ol the Home Sweet Home number died awa . Junior Week of 1925 passed into history. T II E E M E R S 0 N I A IN THE PROM The prom is the rhythm of youth; The prom is a colorful song. As the countless brocaded toes Go winding and gliding along To the silvery moan Of a saxophone — Whoo-wacka whoo-wacka whoo. The shimmer of silk gleams out; The soft, clinging velvets entrance. A cloud of chiffon floats free, As girls smile by in the dance To the silvery moan Of a saxophone — Whoo-wacka whoo-wacka whoo. Oh spirit of youth, you are here In the color, the music, the light. You glow from the eager eyes That are shining joyously bright To the silvery tone Of a saxophone — Whoo-wacka whoo-wacka whoo. T II K K MERSIIN I A N APRIL 29. 1925 Listen. m children and von shall hear — No. not the ride of Paul Revere But of a happening that won renown In city and hamlet and neighboring town: How the Juniors barred the Senior’s way From cutting a class on the Senior Sneak l)a . The Seniors challenged — the Juniors took heed Discovered the chairman with mysterious speed. But feeling that Seniors needed recreation. The Juniors allowed them a little vacation. And the Seniors enjoyed the day But thev like good sports have promised to pay The Juniors, and now all is fine. But who will ever forget the date of April 29. President .... OFFICERS Carolyn Stanley Vice-President . . Frances Brinkerhoff Secretary-Treasurer . Claudia DuBois Student Council . . . Maude Bean Every year innumerable histories are being written oi this thing 01 that and in one respect they are all similar. Each history has a timid, fearful beginning— like the Sun trying to burst forth from behind a cloudy sky. We, too, were filled with an undefinahle dread as we entered Emerson College a? ' freshmen last year. This feeling soon passed thru the various stages ot wonder, despaii and encouragement to the stunt when we made our first public appearance. J he com- mendations received after this, heartened us up considerably and made us hope that w had climbed perhaps a rung higher on the ladder to success. Then this fall w f e returned to Emerson with a great eagerness to do something. So we gave the freshmen a party and tried to make them feel as welcome as we had been made to feel. After that we enlisted our time and hearts in an effort to make the min- strel show a success. Now we are awaiting the time when we can prove in pantomime that we have been working to make the school proud of us. And so as great oaks from little acorns grow, as the tiny bud blooms into a half blown rose, so may we, the class of 1927. grow to be worthy of the school we represent. Marian Beckley SOPHOMORE MINSTREL On Saturday evening March 7, the Sophomore Class staged a minstrel show in Huntington Chambers Hall with a ‘‘Hodge Podge” of vaudeville numbers comprising the customary “Second Part.” The proceeds went to defray the expenses of the annual Sophomore stunt. Carolyn Standley, president of the class, was the interlocutor. The six end men were, Esther Flanagan, Laura Shepard, Eleanor Mulligan, Lucile Ferrell. Martha Allen, and Marion Beckley. There was a chorus of twenty-four voices. Other Sophomores who participated are: Dorothy Morris, Celia Dlott, Hilda Whiting, Elizabeth Blouke, Frances Cooladge. Lucile Evidge, Esther Peterson, Rachel Sampson, Madeline Chaffee, Mary Frances Brady. Veronica Boyle, Aileen Willenar. Bronnett Goldberg, Carol Kingsbury, Ruth Campbell, Florence Lebowitz, Lita Saari. Margaret Mitchner, Claudia DuBois, Daisy Devine, Florence Desgrey, Phyllis Marschall. Muriel Barron, Phoebe Dowdy, Ada Riggs, Frances Brinkerhoff, Mildred Ostberg, Helen Ruth Zeman, Bertha Rotharinel. Maude Bean, Ruth Dobson. Ralph Shattuck, Albert Robblee, Ruth Richardson, Orell Kangerga, Florence Borwick. Ruth Brang, Grace Dunphy, Elizabeth Johnson, Albert Miller. Alice Watson. Ruth Stratton, Mary Warfield. The minstrels were coached by Miss Mary Winn of the faculty. Miss Reulah Cooper arranged the dances and music and played for the performance. President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Student Council OFFICERS Elizabeth Hines Rachel Batson . Esther Cantor Margaret Andrews J Sally Davis I Thelma Bolton 62 T II E E M E K S O N I N FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY At the firsl of the year there were Freshmen, hut just who and which were, no one knew. And so we all kept going, each pulling a different way till the first of December when we were finally organized by the President of the Students Association. It was at this time we learned who our mates were in the " Green Bark ' of the Freshman ( lass. Elizabeth C. Humes was elected president of the baby class: Rachel Batson, vice-president; Esther Cantor, secretary; and Margaret Andrews, treasurer. We were now plowing the deep quite smoothly, when our dangerous harbor, as we were told, was seen ahead of us. This was the Freshman Stunt, which harbor, every class has to enter. Our making sure and safe course to the dock, would establish our name and record for the class of 1928, Juliet Ph i Mips was appointed chairman and so steered our bark safely through this passage. She had the happy thought of turning our stunt into an animated cross-word puzzle, which was a travesty on f reshman subjects. Alter our stunt, we all met together at the Hotel Westminster to eat a delicious luncheon and make merry with our classmates. Now it is nearing May 23, and we are approaching Port Sophomore. The Green Bark has taken us as tar as it can. and we must disembark, for it must go back for the newcomers, the Glass of 1929. However, we shall never forget the hist quarter ol our voyage on the Green Bark. Elizabeth C. Hi mes. T II E E MERSDNI IS ()•’ FRESHMAN STUNT HI NTINGTON CH MRERS II LL Tm rsdav. April 9. 1925, At Eleven-Fifteen AN ANIMATED CROSS-WORD PUZZLE (A Travesty on Freshman Subjects I Time: To-day Place: Any Emerson Dormitory ( i st Girl Mildred Demarest Evolution of Expression Rita Di I ley Agnes McPhillips ' Betty- Humes TlVelma 1 Boltin , ■ ' $ce Teed Physical Culture Edith Campbel 1 ' Matilda Robertshaw Helen Barber Ethelynne Holzmann VC G ' -S ' Miriam Leviio. o ' S T Dorothy Bourque Expressive Voice Margaret Andrews Esther Bookheim Florence Gardetto Hilda Russell Astrid Sundelof Virginia Whitne Ida May Rosenhain Statecraft Thelma Boltin Mildred Jones Ethelynne Holzmann Pantomime Dorothy Atwill Russell Harris ‘et- ' J LC4 ( j2- dL Glorv Ke COG Rachel Bats ' l ocal T ech niqut Juliet Phillips THE E M E R S O N I A N FROM THE ELIZABETHAN STAGE TO YOU The Elizabethan audiences who witnessed the performance of Shakespeare’s plays had a much purer presentation of Shakespeare s w riting than w e have. In order to understand how the editions we have come down to us, we must consider the condi- tions of publishing in Shakespeare s day and the relations of the play-houses with the publishers. He wrote for the stage, not for the press, and in no volume containing his works is there evidence that he saw it through the press. How then, did they come to be printed? That is our story. The editions of Shake speare s plays may be divided into two groups: separate plays printed in quarto volumes (books the size of a quarter sheet of printed paper I before 162 d, and the First folio (volume the size of a half sheet of printing paper), a collected edition of all the plays except " Pericles. Our texts trace their lineage back to one of these two sources. Early in the history ol English printing there was little supervision over the pub- lishing of books, and competition was unscrupulous. Philip and Mary granted to a guild of publishers, The Stationers Company, a charter under which no one but a member of said company could legally possess a printing press. Throughout the Elizabethan period the press was controlled directly by the company; wardens of the company acted as licensers in ordinary cases, and in doubtful ones, the Archbishop of Gantebury, the bishop of London, or some other dignitary. When the license was gi anted, the permission to print was entered upon the Register and it was from these records that dates were obtained, and the authenticity of texts established. It was a safeguaul to an author to get a good text before the public, and indicates that good copies were obtained in a legal manner, purchased directly from the theatres, either from the copy possessed by the prompter, or from some transcript of the play. Authors wrote their plays solely for use upon the stage and sold them directly to managers. The managers in general believed that the printing of a play lessened its success upon the stage. But in some cases which were very rare, some unscrupulous person attended the play and took it down in shorthand and sold his copy to the printers, which, we readily see, gave a very poor copy. More frequently however, copies were sold by the players themselves, or b r the manager or prompter. 06 T II K E M E RSON I AN Main authors at that time were paid by printers for the privilege of using their manuscripts, but it was not the proper thing for a gentleman to be paid for literary work. Robert Greene, playwright and novelist, wrote regularly in the employ ol printers. Francis Bacon published his essays only to prevent the appearance of an unauthorized edition. It was possible for an author to stop a publication by prosecu- tion. but it entailed such legal difficulties that is was hardly wise to do so. During the vears before 1.623, seventeen of Shakespeare ' s plays were published in ipiarlo lorm. the first class of which contained good texts, but the second class was composed of distinctly bad copies. Two were pure piracies, not registered at all; two were registered by one firm, but printed by another: another was entered and trans- ferred the same day. These were carelessly copied at performances, or pirated, and were bad I y bungled, shortened, and very different from the original. In the light of these facts, it is not at all surprising that so much criticism of what is Shakespeare ' s own work and what is not has accrued, (ionsidering the changes that were made by managers, copyists, and printers (w ho. because there was so much inter- lining ol remarks hr the managers and such a confusion of stage business, had to rely upon their own judgment in determining what to include), and the number of plays that were w ritten by someone else but accredited to Shakespeare in order to gain recog- nition for them, the marvel is that today we have as clear an understanding as we do. despite the quibbling over whether Shakespeare used a certain word or phrase, or whether someone else changed it. In 1619. Th omas I’avier and William .laggard, two London printers, decided to get out a collected quarto edition of Shakespeare ' s plays, but gave up the idea, and issued onl nine pla s in a uniform size, which were later bound as a single volume, “The W hole ( ' intention Between the I wo famous Houses of Lancaster and ork. And four cai- later. Edward Blount and Issue laggard entered for their copy in the Stationer ' s Register a number ol other plays, the rights of which were owned by various printers who. together, were able to get out an apparently complete edition. The editors must ha e secured the manuscripts from members of Shakespeare’s Company, for two of ihem. John Heminge and Henry Condell. affixed their names to the “Address to the Keadci. in which they said their aim was " so to have publish d them as where before ou were abused with divers stolne and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed, l lie slea 1 1 lies ol Injurious copyists, we expos’d them; even those are now offer’d to your n " . ciude and bereft ol their limbos, and the rest absolutely in their parts as con- Muw d them who a he was a liappie imitator of nature was a most gentle expresser of it ”, I hen in 1 02.). the I - i rst folio was brought out by Heminge and Condel 1, consisting ol tliiity -six plays, twenty ol which were printed for the first time, being taken prob- ■d ' E- directly from cop ies in the possession of Shakespeare’s Company, and which, ll l ,on 1 1 ' • whole, were excellent texts as the editors themselves had done some work on THE EMERSONIAN 67 the prompt books and their work was more true. In place of some of the other plays already in print in quarto form, they substituted independent texts from better manu- scripts. Many of the quartos were used with additions and corrections, and in nearly every case the quarto was corrected from a later theatrical copy. This tedious work demanded much painstaking care and diligent effort, and it is to them that we are greatly indebted for our present day texts. The rights and titles to the plays passed through different hands and were printed with changes and alterations to make them more correct in the Second Folio, the Third Folio, and the Fourth Folio. Since th e time of the last folio, many men — men either famous or obscure, men of letters, and trained specialists, have made careful studies of Shakespeare’s works, of other Elizabethan writers, of the usage and meaning of words, and the conditions of printing in that time, and have given us editions which are a very marked improvement upon the old text. Nicholas Rowe produced the first edition in the modern sense. He modernized the spelling, repunctuated, corrected, made out lists of dramatic person®, added entrances and exits, and completed the division of the pla s into acts and scenes. Alexander Pope published his famous edition, with its laughable explanations of the meaning of w ' ords, the dropping or altering of the phrases that appeared vulgar or unpoetical and the rearranging of lines to give them the rational, studied smoothness so characteristic of the eighteenth century- — in fact he made them as nearly like his own poetry as possible. Other editions, with changes, of one kind and another, followed in quick succes- sion, and we can trace them through Lewis Theobald, Thomas Hanmer, Warburton, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell (who compared the readings of the quartos and the iolios, and initiated the tendency to get back to the earliest form of text, and not to try to present what he author thought Shakespeare should have said), Edmund Malone, James Boswell, and J. 0. Halliwell. The first good American edition was that by R. G. bite, and following it came the one by ( lark and Wright, known as the Cambridge edition, which was printed with a few changes as the Globe edition, and the chief latest work is the Varilorum edition by Dr. H. H. Furness and his son. Fiom this we see how the plays of Shakespeare have come down to us from their first presentation, through the various editions taken either from the quartos, the folios, or from a combination of the tw o, or a compromise between preceeding editions to the one with which we are now so familiar, that of William J. Rolfe. To this collec- tion of editions, we look forward with much interest to the addition of that by Dr. E. Charleton Black. Virginia Robards I II I ]■ M K R S () N I N ( )o HSSA ON DRF.AMS AND DRI AM MAKING The quantity and (|ualit of vour dreams depends entirely on how much fairy ancestrv you have. The life ol a fair depends on such stuff as dreams are made of. so with fairies numbered in your ancestry you are sure to have coursing through your veins that Mab-given gift of making a living happiness from a revery horn of a nothingness. A tld ng once said or done passes from our control. It stands forever. What a load of responsibility to assume for just plain honorable living! But with dreams there is a difference. our dreams are your own. forever in your possession. They stand side In side w ith your soul and thoughts as the trio of vour immortality. As your dreams are: so are you. Dreams make vour destiny — Not what you do! What a wealth ol possibilities the possession of a dream presents: A ou may wrap it around some one like a skillfullv designed gown which hides imperfections and reveals only good points; you mav even go so far as to make the wearer, too, of ( I re arris. Or von mav take the silken thread of your dream to make a cocoon, as a guard from the ' ' winter of our discontent " : or make a magic circle of protection wherein to stand — that none may pass to w reck your temple. — W it h dr earns you can make a new heaven and a new earth. lo dream is to stand on the edge of a fathomless abvss, gulleyed out by the cease- ' c-- flow ol Imagination into the sea of Fancy. What does it matter if you dizzy with blaring down. , It is better to be lost in a dream than to be swamped in realities. Realities are circumstances created bv other people as a quicksand to suck you under. It is ordv bv the faith in your dreams that you can be lead across safely r on dry land. I here will always be talk that " lacing the realities of life is one s duty but is it any more of a duty to face realities than to make dreams? fter all. how few realities are worth living for! Dreams are anticipations: realities are realization. It it not true that anticipation uis a perfectness of detail, a glamor of beauty, and a smooth coursed action with a happv ending that realization seldom, if ever, combines in its fulfillment. I he dreams of a child for its doll, of a bride for her husband, of a mother for her -on of a teacher for the pupil, of a young man for his life work how beautiful they all are in anticipation and vet how far short of the mark falls the realization. T II K E M E II S O N I AN 60 Disillusion in someone or something from which you expected only the best in your anticipatory dream is truly a tragedy; but though the dream fulfilled may be disillusion; the vision is eternal. One can never lose the moments or hours of dream- making; that precious time when nothing matters, when a law into yourself you “Grasp this sorry scheme of Things entire To shatter it to hits and then— Re-mould it nearer to the heart ' s desire! Oh the power of a dream! Think how the dream of one man has swayed a whole world; Alexander. Napoleon, the Kaiser — with their dreams of power and possession, our religious dreamers — Christ, Luther, Dante; our dramatist dreamer — Shakespeare; our scientist dreamers — Galileo, Bacon, Franklin, Edison, our philosophy dreamers— Aristotle, Socrates, Plato. — every century can name its great men. and every great man can be named a dreamer. It is only the great dreamer who was. is and shall 1)6 the great doer of the world. I hough it does not follow that the dreamer is a great man. it is a fact th at every great man is a dreamer. It is true that there are dreams too perfect, — so beautiful that they can never be more than just dreams. These become as angels that fly from the heart heavenward: for alter all, Heaven is only the place where all good dreams are fulfilled in perfection. Dream-making is the only one of the arts that can be accomplished at any time and in any place. In a hot and dirty railway station, one needs only to make a dream to he whisked on the strength of it as on a magic carpet, away to a silver afternoon in Spring where once stretched out on the ground surrounded by the frowziness of new grass blades you can watch the peta ' s that filter through the warm air from the richness ol the blossoms high above you. and find there quiet happiness. In a crowded office, at a stiff, dull tea. in a cabbage-scented kitchen, or in a greasy grimy mill, you can dream of whatever you will. No barrier can shut your dreams from you. There are dreams of pleasure, of service, of selfishness, of triumph, of love: your dreams can be just what you will them to be. “Dream true” for your dreams will have far more to do with your eternal salvation than your petty job on earth. There is nothing in the world that can equal the the emotion that sways the dreamer. ho can define it? It is a sort of quiet rhapsody, with the ecstacy of antici- pation as an ever recurring note. It is a song-without-words that sings its haunting melody in the heart. Someone is saying that dreams and dream-making belong to the young, and that somehow the fairiness in the veins becomes hardened with the arteries. Perhaps you you being older are right. Being young. I only listen and dream on. Alice Pearl Whiteside " 26 Til T II h E M K KSONI N EMERSONIAN MOODS NI TENSES “There was a little girl. And she had a little curl Right in the middle ol her forehead. And when she w as good She was very, very good. But when he was had. she was horrid. Because I am w riting for Emerson, and Emerson is in Boston, and Longfellow was eminently Bostonian, I am leading of! with him. If Emerson were in (Chicago, I would have started off. " Hog butcher of the World — . However, the (lowers that bloom in the Spring, tra la. have nothing to do with the case. So pardon the digression, and I will proceed with the subject at hand. For in the above-mentioned poem, we have a little girl in the throes of emotion. In short, she is having a mood. Emersonians need no explanation of moods; Emerson is rile with them. Almost am stranger entering the halls of Emerson would he struck b the moods going on all about him. I here are moods and moods, and some girls at Emerson are true mood-artists. They pass from one mood to another without the slightest inconvenience- save perhaps to the onlookers. Some canons of their creed are the following, " I can ' t. I m not in the mood. " I m just in the mood for that. " Oh. il i could put my hands on the mood. To see a school girl in a mood is like seeing a pomengranate in a glass of butter- milk: it moves strong men to laughter or to tears. No girl w ith a true sense of humor indulges in moods, that is. she does not go in for them with the true fervor of the typical Emersonian. I lie outward symbols and symptoms of moods, are these: a wildly rolling eye, a number of shrugs with either the right or lei t shoulder or both, a wildly fluttering hand which is occasionally clutched above the upper torso, and above all. the sweet melancholic assertion. " I cant 1 m not in the mood. I m in the most difficult mood today. Oh moods, moods, moods this is as much as to say they are fools who have moods. Lois Latham THE POETS CORNER, i ' ii i i m i i; s i N Till ALL OF Till G IPSA TRAIL Fheres a gij s trail a-calling me, A satiny ribbon of sand. That leads from a sunlit home in the west I h rou ah a laughing, happy land. I see the moonlit gips ramp. The crackling flames of pine; And ! smell the smoke that spirals up In a thin and sil rv line. ( hern-red lips of a laughing lass, l)usk lights in her hair; The swish of her skirt and the smile in her eye. On the highway free from cares. Strum-strum, strum-strum on the merry guitars. And the whirl of the gipsy dance; ( lap-clap, clap-clap on the tambourines In a vale of sunny France. Mid the ga -decked fair ground s beck ning lights The curious crowd makes yvay for the gipsy girl with her tambourine To dance the hours away . A wrinkled palm with silver crossed And a tale of future days, In a rickety, weatherworn caravan card To the tune of the gipsy lays. Oh, the flashing eyes of the ardent youth As lie plays to his lady fair! ()h. the happy hours of sweet young love, When the spring is in the air. hen the caroling lark is in the sky . And the primrose in the vale; hen the carefree gipsies seek (In ' sun O’er many a hill and dale. r II K E M E K S 0 N I A N 73 Oh, the gipsy trail’s a-calling me. And I can’t deny its plea; And I II carry none of my work-a-day world To the gypsy trail with me. For I II laugh, and sing, and dance, and play. I’ll he merriest of the hand. And forget that there ever was a world Outside this joyful land. Mabel Gilman ’28 MUSIC I he words of your lips are like the notes Of a slim, silver trumpet, Fashioned from the breath of white birches. And when I hear your laughter on the stairs It is as though fresh violets Cooled my cheeks. Lois Lath am SEMPER I I DELIS Why are we friends? Because we laugh together Lazy laughter, your mirthful eyes or mine. Because we carry hooks to show each other With pencil marks beneath the clever lines Because we talk and interrupt each other. Or quiet sit through golden times of peace. Or listen to music together — silent Or talk — and cease — and talk again and cease Because your hand on my hand gives me pleasure Because 1 know your moods and you know mine. Why are we friends? Because we laugh together Lazy laughter, your mirthful eyes on mine. Lois Lath am T II I . K M K I ! SON I A IN CROCUS The last of snow has melted away Hut it must have whispered a word Before it left to the ground near by For sureK something heard. The green little shoots began to appear Where the snow drift bad held sway And with manner bold looked at the sun But when I looked to-day The tender shoots were young no more A family great stood there ()l children, dressed so sweetly In springtime ' s color fair. The tiniest, daintiest little folk — So close the) hug the ground T hey re brave and vet they are the first Who dare to look around. To see il spring is ready yet To welcome ffower folk These gayest little harbingers Make winter seem a joke. I m glad the snow that melted there Whispered words of cheer Because it gave this family Courage to appear. Bosco ( i ss SOM F, FOLKS Some lolks you just can ' t help but like lb ain t no reason M some folks you can ' t like a-tall Ain I no way in season ! THE E M E R S O N I A N Them ' s the kind I let alone And put all my affection In lovin ' people that I like They ' re mighty nigh perfection. They ' ve got a snack of this and that And prime up mighty fine — . . . What’s that? Don’t get excited You’re the first one in the line. Bosco Cass PEEA W hen you walk out of mv life Go in the same wav You leave me now: Pausing a moment in the doorway ith your head thrown back a trifle. Eyes smiling, and beloved lips Blowing a kiss From the tips of your fingers. Aiice Sanders TO YOU A lazy cloud, fleece-white in skv of blue, A golden bud, sweet-breathed — a thought of you. Enthralled hy T nature’s grace in every auise The thought of you becomes my paradise. T II K I M I II S I) N I A M Al ' Gl ST I had shut my eyes To the yellow of the goldenrod And the dusty indigo of the berries. I had pulled my cape close To keep out the frost promising Winds that whispered across the mountains. For my heart ached to see the coming of autumn That must drive me back to the city But this morning on mv porch I found a crimson maple leaf Glistening in the gre rain Like some dread message Steeped in the Flood of (K ing summer. No longer could 1 ignore The fall -Ties. The haze on the mountains. i.ick Sanders Believe me, friend, were I to part from thee. Each day would hold throughout its darkest hours. And in the sk no silver-lined clouds Gould I behold no rainbow after showers. No flowers e’er would light my world of gray; I lew would not sparkle hut seem chilling rain. All nature would he powerless to cheer I bis saddened heart. Would von come hack again? Madeline ( Mnneev SOCIETIES i i T II K K M K i S () N I N Y. W. C. A. C vhinkt T H E E M E RS0N1AN 79 CABINET OF THE YOUNG WOMEN ' S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION President ....... Elizabeth Wellington Vice-President . . . . . . . .Edna Cass Secretary Edna Smith Treasurer Miriam Eckert Maud Bean Program Committee Lillian McLeod, Chairman Constance Hart 1924-1925 Owing to the fact that the president of Y. W. C. A. did not return to Emerson an election of oHicers was held at the first meeting of the school vear. The result of this election was that Elizabeth Wellington was chosen president. The 5 then began its active work of the school year. Subjects for lectures and discussion were: Prayer. Its Cause and Effect. The Foreign Student. The League of Nations. Woman’s Place in Civic Life. One of the most encouraging facts in regard to the “Y” this year is the stride made in the financial problems which it has been facing for many years. Due to the earnest work of the members we are able to provide four delegates to the Students’ Conference at Marqua in June. This delegation will undoubtedly make for a stronger and better " Y " next year and all the years to come. THE E M E K SONI AN 81 SOUTHERN CLUB Do you -all know The Southern Club? The Southern Club? The Southern Club? Do you-all know The Southern Club Of Emerson College. This is a flourishing institution of some twenty-five members, headed by Francois Vodrie, President, and Ruth Hines, Secretary-Treasurer. This has been a busy year for the " Tuckey-hoes, as they have sold main and various supplies of candy and popcorn and given their stunt. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the South- erners year was the Stunt. “When We-uns Meet W ith Tou-uns. a playlet of the Southern Rockies written bv Lois Latham of West irginia. Members of the Club are: Mary Mustard Virginia Robards Phoebe Dowdy Orella Kangerga Deborah Creighton Judith McDaniel Anna Mae Epstein Dorothy Hill Alice Watson Thema Bolton Mamie Jones Margaret Mitchener Mary Gordon Ruth Hines Mildred Jones Lois Latham Francois Vodrie Esther Somerville THE EMERSONIAN 83 THE NEWMAN CLUB The Newman Club of Emerson College was formally acknowledged as a member of the New England Province of the Federation of College Catholic Clubs on May 3rd, 1924, at a meeting of the Federation. The activities during the year consisted of the meeting to elect officers the result of which was as follows: President — Edith Fitzgerald. Secretary — Madeleine Connelly. Vice President — Irene Cullen. Treasurer — Eleanor Mulligan. Several subsequent meetings at which a dance in conjunction with the Newman Clubs of Simmons and Technology was planned. This dance was a great success, and the club members are looking forward to similar activities during the coming year, and especially are they hoping and planning to do much for the Endowment Fund. MENORAH SOCIETY The Menorah Society of Emerson College has an aim largelv social and cultural. It is a means of bringing the Jewish girls together for the purpose of studying Jewish History and Literature. During the ensuing year the girls had an opportunity of hearing many prominent speakers who were procured through the Menorah National Council. The Menorah Society took an active part in the big Endowment drive for the College this year. President . Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Executive Board Officers Bronette Goldberg . Beatrice Garber Dora Mitnick Anna Mae Epstein Dorothy Morris Florence Lebowitz Edith Glickman Ethelwvn Holzman Ruth Branz Marion Levin Nathalyn Truseman M vna Gordon Members Helen Ruth Zeman Ellie Freedman Sarah Budovitch Marion Bellar Lillian Silverstein Bella Slotnik Ckyv ' - !A — fvRAyu W l!} Y L v e -0 :C ' iT - wV ' ' J-it-J - CA -LA iUe - - i Q 5 uA-W r 0 1 n , A " 1 . nf) Ifr (IaAaa. . T H E E M E R S 0 N I A N THE FAR WEST CLUB President Helen Thompson Vice-President ....... Florence Day Secretary-Treasurer ..... Esther Struthers This club was organized this year to join the friendship among the girls of the Rocky Mountains Region and West. I he first far Western lub stunt, which was presented on May 7. 1925. took its place among other school stunts of the year. The play and cast was as follows: FARO NELL By If it I is Steel Directed by Florence Day Miguel, keeper of the Mission Fonda at La Sonora . Helen Thompson Appollo Pratt, a miner ........ Thelma Harveston Happy Hank, another, whiskey cured Jean McFradgon Cooley, sheriff of Sonora County ..... Florence Day Wiler, a stranger ........ Esther Streethers Dick Thatcher, a voung miner ...... Mildred Demerst Faro Nell ......... Florence Borwick T H E E M E R S 0 N I A N 87 STUDENT ASSOCIATION President — Helena Cook Vice-President — Lorna Rumball Secretary-T reasurer — Miriam Eckert Senior President — Anita Richardson Representatives — Florence Day Frangois Vodrie Junior President — Edna Cass Representatives — Phyllis Marshall Betty Buchanan Sophomore President — Caroline Stanley Representative — Maude Bean Freshman President — Elizabeth Hume Representatives — Thelma Bolton Sally Davis House Presidents Ross Hall — Sarah Budovich Southwick Hall — Mary Kate Ford Hicks Hall — Dora Mitnick IT illard Hall — Anna Mae Epstein Zeta Phi Eta House — Rosemary Allen Phi Mu Gamma House — Beatrice Craighton Kappa Gamma Chi House — Deborah Craighton oq I II I K M K I! SOM Y FAR BOOK STAFF Lillian MacLeod Assistant Editor-in-C.hiej I mill Marshall Jake Editor M MU. I I 1 ( lONNELLY Literary Editor Alice Lissner Editor-in-C.hiej Zar ( i u Business Manager Marjorie Leary Art Editor Ki.izmieth Bi ( iianan Advertising Manager FRATEIRN IT I ELS T H E E M E R S 0 N I A N 91 KAPPA GAMMA CHI Founded 1890 Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass. Colors — Green and White Jewels — Emerald and Pearls Flower — Eily of the Valley Honorary Members Mrs. Henry L. Southwick Mrs. George Dusseault Mrs. Harry Seymour Ross Mrs. E. Charlton Black Mrs. William H. Kenny Miss Margaret Penick Officers President Elizabeth Wellington Vice-President .. . Phyllis Rivard House Manager Sally Coulter Caterer .... Marion Steeve Secretary .... Esther Baldwin Treasurer .... Ruth Day Active Members 1 925 Helena Cook Florence Day Sally Coulter Mary Elizabeth Mefferl Eleanor Crane Anita Richardson Deborah Creighton 1926 Anna Sterling Esther Baldwin Virginia Robards Zara Culp Edna Smith Ruth Day Marion Steeve Marjorie Leary Phyllis Rivard 1927 Elizabeth Wellington Mary Frances Brady Lucille Ferrel Phoebe Dowdy Esther Flanagan Claudia Dubois Geraldine Dunphy Muriel Barron I ' II I : E M E R S O N I AN 02 Pledges Dorothy Alvvell Constance Hart Virginia Hereford Jean MacFadzean Phyllis Marschall Theo Mevers Margaret Porter Rachel Sampson Astred Sundelof Beatrice Tedings Merle Summerville Functions and Activities Vs usual kappa has been contributing her goodly hit 10 help in the growth of the Emerson Endowment Fund three various activities during the year. I he hist of the annual series of tea dances was given at the Kenmore Club on November 29th and voted a unanimous success. Plans are now under way for a second to he held on May 9th at the Chapter House. 192 Bay State Road. Splendid results were attained Irom the usual sale of Christmas cards this year. Pile kappa Concert Company consisting of Elizabeth Wellington, Mary Frances Bradv, Claudia Dubois and Esther Baldwin. Musical Company: Zara Culp, Lucille Terrel and Eleanor Crane, Sketch company, contributed their share through various engagements. One of them was before the Southern Club at the Copley Plaza. January 29th bv tht ' Musical company. r II K K M E II S II N IAN 91 ZETA PHI ETA I ' oumled Phi Eta Sigma. 1893 Zeta Phi Eta, 1908 Alpha Emerson College ol Oraton. Boston. Mass. Beta Cummock School of Oratory. Northwestern Univ., Evanston. 111. Gamma Drake University. Des Moines. Ia. Della -Syracuse University, Syracuse. N. A. Epsilon — Brenau (College. Gainesville. Ga. Zeta -Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex. Eta University of Southern California. Los Angeles. Gal. Theta Coe College. Cedar Rapids. Iow a. Colors Rose and White jewel — Pearl Flower — La France Rose Honorary Members Edward Philip Hicks Ella G. Stockdale Marv E. Gatchell E. ( harlton Black Bey. Allen A. Stockdale Bertel ( .is SIX Agnes Knox Black Claude Fisher Henry L. Southuick Walter Bradley Trip]) Elizabeth M. Barnes Slidden Willard hate Members Maude Gatchell flicks Gertrude T. McOuesten Elsie R. Riddell Gertrude I ihamberlaine El vie Burnett i I lard Klonda I.ynn Rosemary Allen Marion Barclay Helen Broyvn ( harlotte Crocker Elizabeth Buchanan Anne By rne Edna I ass Gladys Evans Dorothy Hill luditli McDaniel Ictii ' c Members 1925 Mary Mustard Elizabeth Sala Elfreda Voos f rancois Vodrie 1926 Lillian McLeod Louise Stegner Helen Thompson Minnette Townsend Eleanor Trites Alice Watson Alice Pearl Whiteside " Ao O-JL .+£ . 0 - -« A » - ■44 — - f5 - - - o • VjJ- Q-«- -«l x Ol T II E E M EKSONIAN 95 1927 Frances Brinkerhoff Dorothy Burke Ernestine Kirb Margaret Andrews Rachel Batson Am) Speese Cavanaugh Sally Davis Mildred Demarest Edith Fitzgerald Ruth Efines Eillen Ihmsen Mamie Jones Mildred Jones Juliet Phillips Pledges Anna Mae Jordan Orelle Kangerga Glory Kennedy Dorothy Langdon Jeanette Mam ille Margaret McCabe M inna Ruggis Thelma Smith Clare Sturtevant irginia V hitney Gladys Jones Chapter House — 395 Marlborough Street. Boston I he Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Eta Sorority gave their heartv welcome to the faculty and students ol Emerson College in the form of an “Old Fashioned " Tea on October thirteenth. The well established Zeta Joy Theatre again held its old accustomed fete. This year the curtains were raised on " The Minuet. " a one-act play by Eouis N. Parker, and Edna St. Vincent Millays fantastical " Aria " De Capo. " ’ Both plays were selected, diiected and acted by the Zeta Phi Eta members in their rose and white theatre at the Chapter House, 365 Marlborough Street on the evenings of December 16th and 1 7th. We would like to take this opportunity to express our very deep gratitude to Air. Joseph Connor for his kind help and cooperation in the production of these plays. Every year Zeta has given to the Emerson College library fifty dollars for the purpose of buying books on the drama, but this year it was given to the Dramatic Department of the school to further its purposes. 1 he event that closed Zeta ' s activities for this year yvas the " Zeta Carnival.” The proceeds from this affair yvere given to the Emerson College Endoyvment fund. AS Cj n • -4 Yy dGwitJ O-V T 0 GL V l i Au-tD l -J ' i 4 ) Ocx ' d THE EMERSONIAN PHI MU GAMMA Founded February 1, 1921 Chapter Roll Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory, Boston. Mass. Beta — University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Gamma — Drake University, Des Moines. Iowa. Colors — Blue and Black. Jewels — Turquoise and Pearl. flower — Sweetheart Rose and Forget-me-not. Honorary Members Mrs. E. Charlton Black Dr. E. Charlton Black Pres. Henry L. Southwick Mr. Walter B. Tripp Mr. Joseph E. Connor Mr. Francis T. McCabe Mrs. Julia Ruopp Marian Blewer Vesta Clarke Miriam Eckert Marion Gleekler Active Members 1925 Alicia Hambly Leila Pyron Eorna Rumball Alice Shaw Elizabeth Wool ridge 1926 Doris Tallman Marian Beckley Elizabeth Blouke Florence Desgrey Lucille Evidge Beatrice Creighton 1927 Caroline McClellan Mildred Ostberg Aida Riggs Laura Shepard Thelma Watson Virginia Franklin THE E M E R S 0 N I A N 98 Elizabeth Humes Ruth Rarker C arol Kingsbury Lila Saari Pled ges Marguerite Mitchener Rita Hilly Daisy Devine Martha Allen In November the girls of the Phi Mu Gamma Sorority gave a house-warming at their new home on 312 Beacon Street. This year the sorority selected Shaw ' s “Pygmalion” as its annual scholarship play. The production was given March 20. at 8:00 in Bates Hall of the Boston V. M. C. A. Prof. Walter B. Tripp, head of the Dramatic Art Department coached the cast which was made up of Betsy Woolridge, Vesta Clarke, Eorna Rumball. Marion Eckert. Doris Tallman. Leila Pvron. Alicia Hambly, Marion Blewer. Laura Shepard, Thelma V atson, and Lucile Evidge. The annual endowment bridge afternoon this year was May 2. PHI ALPHA TAU loo r II K K M EHSON IAN PHI ALPHA TAU Founded 1902. Emerson College of Oratory Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory. Boston, Mass. Gamma — University of Nebraska. Lincoln. Neb. eta — Carroll College. Waukesha. Wis. Theta — Northwestern College. Naveville. 111. lota- -University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kan. Lambda — University of Texas. Austin. Tex. Mu -l niversitv of Oklahoma, Norman. Okla. V u Pacific l ' niversitv. Fort Grove, Ore. Omicron — State Agricultural College, Manhattan. Kan. I’i — University of Arkansas. Fayette, Ark. Rho l niversitv of Montana. Bozeman, Mont. Honorary Members I ' .. harlton Black Richard Burton let ire Members Waller Bradley Tripp Joseph E. Connor I lenrv E. Southwick Robert H. Burnham Leon Connell Charles Putnam THE E M E R S 0 N I N I n l CHRONICLES Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Oct. 2 ( )ct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 2d Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 20 Nov. 19 Dec. 1 Dec. 11 Dec. 16- Dec. 19 Jan. 6 Jan. O O Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 10 Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 March 7 March 19 April 9 April 23 April 30 Registration day. School opens. Pres. Southwick “Orators and Oratory of Shakespeare. ' ' Prof. McCabe, “The Great Broxopp.” Pres. Southwick, “Twelfth Night.” Sophomore tea for Freshmen. Freshmen have begun to feel at home. The drive for the Marmein tickets reaches a furious stage. Katherine Oliver McCoy, “A Scottish Cinderella.” Endowment benefit recital dance by the Marmeins. Prof. Connor, “Romeo and Juliet.” Prof. Tripp. “Loyalties.” Andre Morize " What Do You Mean By Culture?” Mrs. Southwick, “The Melting Pot.” Nineteen days till vacation. Senior Recitals begin. 17 Zeta Toy Theatre Vacation begins. Haggard assembly back to rest up from vacation. Florida Jubilee Singers. Year Book Benefit Dance. Exams ! Senior Play. Horence Day at playwriting on time. Trippy absent. Posture Week begins with an Address by Louis P. Haight. Posture Week Song Day. I rot. U. W. Fraad of Harvard. " Body Mechanics, Health and Efficienc) Posture Week Play, " A Friend in Need,” by Alice Lissner. Junior Week opens with a burst of melody. Son? Day. Junior Stunt. Junior Recital. Mrs. Black, “The Women in Shakespeares Writings.” Junior Play, by Alice Whiteside. Sophomore Minstrel. French Department presents two One-Act Plays. Freshman Stunt and Luncheon. Southern Club Stunt. Sophomore Stunt. T II E K M E H S 0 N I A N ARTIST RECITAL COURSE 25th Season The Great Broxopp ( )ctober 1 5 Milne Francis Joseph McCabe Twelfth Night October 22 Shakespeare Henra Lawrence Southwick Scottish Cinderella ( )ctober 29 Cushing Katherine Oliver McCoy Romeo and Juliet November 5 Shakespeare Joseph Edward Connor Loyalties . November 12 Galsworthy Walter Braid la Tripp The Melting Pot November 19 Zangwill Jessie Li.dridge Southwick THE EMERSONIAN SENIOR RECITALS I. Where But In America II. Dora . III. The Devil’s Disciple IV. Sintrim and Gunhilde December 11. 1924 Catherine Finn Lelah Stephens Florence Day Helen Brown I. II. III. IV. December 18 The Christmas Carol — (an arrangement) — . Esther Beaman The Pied Piper of Hamelin Icebound Lena Manning Eleanor Crane The Traveling Man . . . . . Mildred Metcalf January 15 I. Hansel and Gretel II. The Lady of Shalott III. The Dover Road (Act Ii IV. A Great Rushing of Wings Charlotte Crocker Marian Barclay Mildred Ford Evelyn Schneider Emma January 22 I. The Two Masters ..... Elizabeth Sala II. Rupert Brooke ...... Minnette Townsend III. Growing Pains ...... Mary Ready IV. The Orchard of Gems ..... Elizabeth Woolridge . Oscar Wolff T ennyson Bernard Shaiv Sada Co lean Dickens . Browning Owen Davis Lady Gregory Bender Tennyson A. A. Milne Lindsay Squires Anonymous Lecture Recital . ]. P. Toohey . From the Russian 104 I II I K M I. R S N 1 N N January 2 ( ) I. II I Were King Ethel Scagel II. I a i My Star i h The Flower s Name (cl Evelyn Hope . Leila Pyron III. I lie lounger Generation . Eve lyn Miller IN. aterloo ...... Leon Connell Jl’NIOR RECITALS Lehman 5 I. II. III. IV. Sancho Panza The Famine Love Killed by Suspicion Jean-Marie Virginia Rohards Lillian MacLeod Margaret Kellev Irene (in lien 1. Daddy I jOng-Legs II. Dusk III. I he Legend Beautiful I . Sun-l ! p ( Act I i — February 1 ' ) Edith FitzGerald Madeline Chaffee Madeline ( iontiel l Anna Mae Epstein Justin McCarthy Browning Stanley Houghton Conan Doyle Cervantes Longfellow Anna Searing l ml re Then riel Jean II ebster Original Longfellow Lula I ollmer Jl NIOR WEEK RECITALS E Die r ransfiguration ol Miss Philmar . . . . . Florence Kingsley Cynthia Altshulei II. Patterns .......... Amy Lowell Phyllis R ivard III. riie I ' oid .......... (.harming Bollock Mary Kate Lord IN. King Solomon of Kentucky ...... Janies Lane Allen Dora Mitnick March 5 I. Penelope and the Poet Elizabeth Wellington Francis Noyes Hart II. A Cullud Lady in Society . Mamie Jones Ben Hare III. The Blind Girl of Castel Cuille .... Mabel Marshall . Longfellow IV. His Last Song Dorothy Hill Anonymous V. The Two Visitors Rudolph Friederich March 12 Alfred Sutro I. The Angel us Esther Purl . Eleanor Porter II. A Day of New Thought Carol Kingsbury M . Chase England III. Edith Coveil Esther Flanagan Ruth Comfort Mitchell IV. Buying Wall Paper Aileen Willenar Anonymous V. The Open Door Thelma Watson Alfred Sutro April 2 I. Heart’s Call Alice Watson Edna Cass II. The Ghost Story Lucile Ferrel Booth Tarkington III. The Land of Heart’s Desire Ada Riga ' s IT . B. Yeats IV. Lies . Dorothy Burke ■ Franz Molnar V. Cyrano de Bergerac Alice Doyle Edmund Rostand E Jathrop Lathrop ' s Cow Ruth Ranger Ann Warner r II E E M E II S O N I A N 1 ( )6 SOPHOMORE RECITAL I. In a Royal Garden 4nnonymous Elizabeth Johnson IE Pianologues I Want to be a Janitor ' s Child Irene Franklin Kai Did H alter . .lanes Avis Harqnail III. The Explorer .......... Kipling Florence Borwick l . King Pharaoh ' s Daughter ....... Ik alter Ben Hare Claudia Dubois . The Heart of a ( down C. B. Anderson Francis Brinkerhoff I. The Mu ic Master .......... Klein Ralph Shattuck THE E M E R S 0 N I A N 1()7 COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 1925 FRIDAY, MAY FIFTEENTH 2:30p.m. Senior Recitai Huntington Chambers Hai.l Charlotte Crocker Leila Pyron Elfreda Voos Mildred Ford Helen Brown 8:00 p.m. Senior Class Promenade .... Hotel Westminster SATURDAY. MAY SIXTEENTH 2:30 p.m. Senior Recital Huntington Chambers Hall Ethel Seagel Mary Casey Agnes Smart Mildred Metcalfe Leon Connell 8:00 p.m. Pantomime Huntington Chambers Hall Marian Blewer Rita Nolan Sally Coulter Mary Roberts Katherine Finn Elizabeth Sala Francis Gotz Alice Shaw .Juliet McCarthy Mary Smith Gladys Munroe Pearl Sparling Mary Mustard Anna Stirling SUNDAY. VI A 5 SEVENTEENTH 11:00 a.m. Baccalujreate Service .... Mt. Vernon Church MONDAY. MAY EIGHTEENTH 10:00 a. m. 2 :00 p. m. 8:00 p. M. 8:00 p. m. Alumni Cruise . Costume Exhibition . Physical Culture Exhibition Debate .... ON-THE-CH ARLES Huntington Chambers Hai.l Huntington Chambers Hall Huntington Chambers Hall Marjorie Ashley Helena Cook Miriam Eckert Alicia Hambley Mary Ready Charles Putnam Rosemary Allen Esther Beavan Physical Culture Marion Barclay Eleanor Crane Marion Gleckler Evelyn Miller Hortense Sheldon Debate Kathleen Craig Lucie Manning Anita Richardson Evelyn Schneider T II K K M E II S I) N I A N Tl ESI) AY. m NINETEENTH m. Open IHa in Gymnasium Huntington (Chambers Hall m. Senior Play- — " John Ferguson” .... Jordan Hall John Ferguson .... Eorna Rumball Sarah Ferguson .... Helen Ramsay Andrew Ferguson Myrtle Hutchins Hannah Ferguson Elizabeth Woolridge James Caesar .... Florence Day “Clutis " John .... Hannah Kerwin Henry W itherow Francois Vodrie Serg. Kernaghan Erna Van Am berg Sam Mawhinney Lillian Silverstein WEDNESDAY. MAY TWENTIETH Ai.i m.ni Luncheon CoPI.EA 3 laza m. Commencement Exercises . Huntington Hall ADDRESS— " FOR WHAT DO WE LIVE?” Mk. Edward Howard Griggs THE SENIOR CLASS PLAY I ruler the direction of Professor Walter Bradley Popp the Senior (.lass pre- sented the famous comedv. Every Man in His Humor hv Ben Johnson at Steinert Hall on the evening of Januan ■M). This was the sixteenth annual production of old English comedv at Emerson. Dramati s V rs ona e Prologue. Alicia Hambley In now ell. an old gentleman Rose Mansfield Edward, his son Elfreda Voos Brainworm, the fathers man Hannah Kerwin George Downright, a plain Squire Eorna Rumball Wellbred. his half-brother Betsy Woolridge kitely. a merchant Florence Day (.aptain Bobadill, a Pauls man f ranyois Vodrie Master Stephen, a country gull Elizabeth Sala Master Matthew, a town gull Eleanor Crane Thomas Cash, Kitely’s cashier Mary Mustard Oliver Cob, a water-bearer Mildred Ford Justice (dement, a merry magistrate Mildred Metcalf Roger f ormal, his clerk Helena Cook Dame Kitely. wife to kitely Rosemary Allen Mrs. Bridget, his sister Evelyn Schneider 1 ih. ( mb s w ife Frances Gotz T II E E M E li S 0 N I A N TOO DEAN ' S BIRTHDAY Emersonians always look forward to a certain day early in April, for it is then that they can express in some way the great love they bear Dean Ross. Every year Dean thinks he has been successful in keeping his birthday a deep, dark secret, but love never forgets, and on each anniversary he is presented with some token of regard. Year before last a Wee Bit o Scotch program celebrated the momentous day. Last year multitudinous bows of purple and gold accompanied a goodly sum of Dowment Dollars in a prett song ceremony. This year the big day came on Sunday, and Dean thought he had escaped, but at the end of chapel on the following Tuesday the students returned to him the time they have wasted for him. This bit of “time was a gold watch which Miss Helena ( ook, President of the Students Association, presented to Dean. THE E M ERSONIAN HELOIS ANL) ABELARD ROMANTIC TRAGEDY OE 12th CENTURY PARIS BY ALICE PEARL WHITESIDE PROLOGUE Students: Doris Hinman, Esther Baldwin PLAY Abelard ..... Rudolph Friedrich Heloise ..... Alice Pearl Whiteside Canon Fulbert .... • • • • . . Edna Cass Priest ..... • • • • . Edith Fitzgerald T H E E M E R S 0 N I A N CHILDREN’S THEATRE The Children’s Theatre Company opened its seventh season this fall again under the direction of Mary A. Winn and business management of Professor J. E. Connor. Again this year the policy of alternating plays in the theatre with road shows every other Saturday was in effect. Plays produced by “Boston’s largest stock company during this season were: Little Women The Three Rears Treasure Island The Gift of the Fairies A Christmas Carol Little Men The Princess in the Fairy Tale Mrs. Murray’s Dinner Party The Gardener’s Cap Alice in Wonderland Little Lord Fauntlerov As we go to press, plans are being made to produce “Cinderella in Flowerland” May 2 with a cast of the children who attend the Childrens’ Theatre performances. This experiment is designed to give the young playgoers a bit of dramatic experience and to increase their interest in the theatre. Miss Winn believes that in this way their taste for good drama will be deepened, thus fulfilling one of the main purposes of the Childrens’ Theatre. T H E E M E R S 0 N I N 115 ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE BUREAU The past year has seen the Entertainment Service Bureau in great prominence. Individual entertainers as well as group entertainers have been sent by the Emerson bureau to fill engagements in Boston and vicinity. One group, the Eco Trio filled an engagement in Maine during the Christmas holidays. Other groups are the (dionion Trio, The You and I Players, The Kerwin Group. The Culp Trio, and the Kappa Concert Company. Individual entertainers who have filled numerous engagements this season are Helen Brown. Mary Elizabeth MefTert. Florence Day. Lillian MacLeod. Zara Culp, Elizabeth Buchanan, Marion Steeve. and Ruth Day. T H K E M E R S O N I A N FRENCH DEPARTMENT PLAY On March 29, the French Department, under the direction of Prof. Joseph Palamontain, Helena Cook and Phyllis Rivard, gave its second annual performance of French plays. The great success of the production well merits its becoming one of the annual Emersonian events. The program in full was as follows:— ROSALIE pur Max Maurey COMEDIE EN l N ACTE Personages M. Bol .... Mile . Agnes Me Phillips Mme. Bol. .... Mile. Irene De Monti gn y Rosalie ..... Mile. Margaret Plummer L’ ANGLAIS TEL QU’ON LE PARLE par T ristan Bernard COMEDIE EN I N ACTE Person a aes Eugene, interprete . Hogson, pere de Betty Julien Cicandel . Un inspecteur Un garcon . Un agent de police . Betty La Caissiere Mile. Phyllis II. Rivard 1 1 lie. Elizabeth II ellington Mile. Mabel Gil man Mile. Emily Moulton Mile. Alice Sheehan Mile. Elizabeth Humes Mile. Dorothy Atwill Mile. N athalyn T rustman La scene se passe dans le vestibule d un hotel a Paris Sous la direction de Professeur Joseph Palamountain. Mile. Helena Cook et Mile. Phyllis Rivard Chansons par Mile. Juliet Phillips Danses par Miles. Ethelynne Holzman, Anne Hutchinson el Dorothy Atwill Jokes 120 T H I E M F |{ S I) N I AN A Junior among us — oh my. Is as logical as you could e’er spy, She said she sureh would starve to death Hut icasn I going to die! ! Of all sad words for girls or men The saddest of these “It ' s half past ten.’ ( College umor l MAKE-UP Alake up class when we assemble Gone is every fear and tremble. Here is where we have our Hing Paint and rouge n everything! Aprons on. we take our places Then proceed to change our faces. First we find that rouge takes root In a ilk rabbit’s foot. Place it high up on the cheek And lo! a fine young girl you meet. Put it lower and you ' ve made A prim and poperisn old maid! Then we come — now please don’t faint! To that useful thing — grease paint. Liners — red and grey and white. Brown and crimson — quite all right. Put them on in just the way And you ' ll presto change — alway. Make up classes — don ' t spurn em But go right straight to Bobby Burnham: M. Chaffee One night a cousin of Jack’s Said. " 1 II go to the opera to relax. But when he got there I hot “ Pis a circus, I swear. For all I can see are barebacks. 122 T II I . I M K. R S 0 N IAN Mil ' l)id you ever lake Macbeth? Tex No. wliat does he teach? Do you like gym any better? -Jim who? Rudolf How mam subjects are you carrying? Fox -Carrying one and dragging several. I rene — F.velx n A man and a girl one day Were caught in a revolving doorway And the latest Fve heard And it s not so absurd Is. the re going round together, tliex sa . Petting Gymnastics, Yes? Salh Coulter (eivins commands to evm class) “With hands niacins behind neck ! T ri i | y Muriel F r i | i Muriel FIGHT IN DARK PLACES Mrs. Puller explained and explained some more That on “reign the inflection down should fall. The pupil tried hard to grasp the thought Rut just couldn t get it all. At Iasi in despair Mrs. Puffer said “I II explain il just once again. " When she finished the pupil replied “I see! Im supposed to come down with the ‘reign . (9:00 Thursday morning) Miss Kimball why are you late? Well, you see it was raining. So my alarm clock forgot to get up. Y our alarm clock forgot to gel up? Y es. lie s a rooster. T II E E M E RSON IAN Zukie — “There s a note in your hox for you, Bosco. Bosco — “What’s it for? Zukie — “Miss Winn wants you to star in Little Women. " Dean (changing his Senior roll-call ) — “Miss Look has just passed out and 1 11 knock Miss Allen out. Mr. Haight (demonstrating the right and the wrong way of walking I — " ‘You see that I have covered more ground in the right way than in the wrong way and yet I used the same number of steps. Now what brought me away over here? “ Smart Freshie — “Your feet. Texas I to Mr. Connor) — I wish vou and Dean would have a conference. Mr. Connor — “Why?” Texas — “Because I have to take Soph, rhetoic and therefore can t take dehate. Mr. Connor — “Isn’t that coo bad! Rosemary Allen — “I think it ' s degrading. " Dora Cramer (addressing class in debate Jr.) — “All illiterates do not remain in tbe same state — they go to other states. J oil do not remain in the same state all the time, do you ? Muriel Russell (after a very heated Junior debate) — " We will now have a consolation period of five minutes. " Mr. Connor (in “Rcmeo and Juliet, to Rudolph reading " ‘Soft. I will go along ’) — “Read it as if you had an engagement with Mr. Putnam. Rudolph — “Oh, Putty, I will go alone.’’ Mr. ( humor — “Now use the word “Soft, it is the same thing you know.” The fact that the moon was three minutes late during the eclipse proves to us that there must be a ladv in the moon instead of a man. Stude — “What is Phi Mi putting on for a play this tear? Teddy Bluer — “Shaw’s Pygmalion. " Stude — “Oh, is she?” FAMOUS BOBS - Burnham ( ]ats - Burns Shingle - Apple I h ' .tch And oh. just 121 r II K I M K R SON I A N TKAGKDY IN THREE LINES Algy met a bear. The Bear was bulgy. The bulge was Algv. BUBBLES A man — a girl A dance — a whirl A night -a moon So round to croon A walk — a lark That lights the spark W by not- -oh sa ! That moon alway? THE PESSIMIST ' S DEPARTMENT Never vet did I hie me to the Fenway Theatre to revel in the handsome features of Rudy Valentino that a corpulent female of advancing years did not seat herself beside me and devote herself to communing with Mr. Wright ' s noisesome product. Once in a D. T. scene I knew my lines, and Trippy wasn ' t there. My vacations usually coincide with Harvard and Tech exams. On mornings I have earlv classes, the mail man never appears until 1 have left. Late-class days he shows up promptly at eight. Whenever an orchestra plays my favorite symphony, some one always feels called upon to assist b wav of humming or whistling; invariably off key. When I was a Sophomore, Dean called the roll every time I cut Rhetoric. If I eat an onion-flavored salad, some man invariably drops in unexpectedly to see me. f. very time 1 cut chapel. I miss something snappy. Note hooks are always called at tin most inconvenient lime for me. ££ He: “What do you study at Emerson? She: “Rhetoric, Vocal Tech, Evolution-- He: “Evolution! What’s Darwin got to do with the stage? 2:: r ii i. i-: mi i s o i i in proposed senior i |{ x;i; M FOR OH ANYTHING! SLEEP ALKING S FA K FROM MACBETH RITA NOLAN " LATH. SO LATE " FROM TENNYSON’S CUNFYERE MARY READY KIPLING ' S SEA POEMS MARIAN BLEAVER SHERIDAN ' S RIDE I RANCOIS YODRIE III Tl RE: THE GREEK Mill III I. ITS I SI IN IN I ' ERIOR DECOR ATION ROSEMARY ALLEN SALOME OSCAR W ILDE LEE A STEVENS I CAN Ki l l M ' i SHIRE ON " CARE SANDBERG AGNES SMART T H E E M ERSON I A N 129 MAKE-UP HINTS FOR BEGINNERS If you are going to be up in a scene, leave your make-up box at home. The rest of the cast will love you for this. However if you are sure that no one’s key fits your make-up box, bring the box. leaving the key at home. Borrow a stick of grease paint, any color. Step on the hand of your neighbor who is sitting on the floor trying to put on a pair of shoes. Now you are ready to begin. Let your conscience, if any, be your guide. After a few smudges have landed hither and yon over your wide open countenance, some one will yell, ‘‘Cast on stage.” If you are taking the part of a woman, don’t stop to beautify yourself: the audience might think you have made an effort to look nice if you appear pretty. Even if you are taking the part of the ingenue, don’t worry about looks. It will give you an opportunity to demonstrate the value of the power of mind over matter. If you are taking the part of a man, fall downstairs on your face. This will give you a hard look. Moustaches are absolutely necessary. If no crepe hair is at hand, a wisp of broom straw or a few strands from a dustless mop will give a coy appear- ance on the upper lip. After the performance hang around and converse gushingly with a friend until the rest of the members of the cast have dispersed taking with them their cold cream and other cleansing agents. Discover that you have nothing with which to remove your make-up. Tear your hair. ou can swear, too. if you like. Then jam your hat down over your face and depart tor home and tub. Fill the tub, if possible. Get in; submerge. Don’t bother to come up. UNREQUITED LOVE ( Modern) I really ought to grieve for you I feel that it ' s my duty. But weepy eyes don’t well become My individual style of beauty. Mrs. Dusseault (to student) : Now sit here and try to visualize a pathless forest. Losco ( to herself) : ith all these blockheads before her, it ought to be easy to visualize woods. A Giggle from the Freshman Stunt I antomime readier: What is the center of affection in the body. Her Pupil: The neck. LOVER’S LITANY ( Revised ) Roses are red Violets are blue. If I have a cold So will you. no T II K E M E H S 0 N I N FACULTY LIMITED Hound the halls of E. C. 0. The train of faculty does go. First of all. of course, there s Dean With words and themes so often seen: Then, if you are very spry, I on II see Joe ( onnor rushing by. There’s another Hies out and in. Who is. you know, our Mary Winn. The Dowlings — they are fine and — two. And always bent on helping you. A gesture lady who carries a bag. And just won ' t ever let you lag: Mrs. Prexy. to all so dear Everyone loves her —far and near. Another one who ' s on the go Most always now, is Mrs. Dusseult. Theres’ Mr. Tripp, with frown and grin. Who withal makes us work like sin! Charles Kidder — always up to par. Being our mighty registrar. So now and always may they go. This faculty of E. ( . ( ). Madeline ( in yffee Bett Blouke Have you ever traveled in Germany? !h i r friend —No. hut I ve been in Dutch. This Matter of P rom piers Trippy Freshman learn their lines and know them Sophomores learn at their lines and know some of them. Juniors learn some of the lines and forget them. The Serdors never knew them to begin with. VoTTA LIFE T II I !•: M K R S () N I A N I I I I. OK SOl ' NI) AND FI Itt SIGNIFYING NOTHING " Klie scene is laid in Room 51(1 of Emerson College. It is 12:30 i M. There ' s nothin " in the room hut several hundred folding camp chairs, a desk, a blackboard, a piano, a senior, and a sandwich. There is a grey film of dust over everything, including the senior and the sandwich. The senior chews the sandwich and mutters imprecations under her breath. The hands of the clock move round. Minutes pass; nothing is heard hut the mastication ol the senior; the whirring of the clock ' s hands; the dust silenth accumulates over all. Finally the Senior looks up to mutter — " I am a woman of blood and iron but I cannot stand this much longer. When they come ah. when they come. G ' r’rrr! ! his speech indicates that the senior is the captain of a scene, and that she has called a meeting for 12:30. In short, this is a rehearsuL mark the word. Filter another senior yvith her hat over her eve. At sight of her the Captain utters a strangled cry and dashes at her. The newcomer breaks ayvay exclaiming: Stop! I m sorry but I have to get my lunch. What made you call a rehearsal at this time anvway ? I have to go. I m sorry . " Exit newcomer. Choking sobs from Captain. Also mumbled acrimony . The clock whirrs, the dust drifts. The Captain sneezes. Enter tyvo other Seniors. They are met by a lusilade of folding camp chairs flung at their heads. The Captain shrieks. " I am a hand of iron in a velvet glove but I m at the end of my patience. This rehearsal yvas called for 12:30. In short -off comes the velvet, first newcomer. " We had another meeting.’ Second newcomer. " I forgot all about it until a minute ago. " Roth newcomers. " Why did you have it at 12:30? " ' hey counter doyvn right center, and die captain flings them her book. Go over your lines! she snarls and paces die floor with protruding lips. Time lapses, enter another Senior. She speaks: " Why in the name of sense did you call this rehearsal now? For the love of Mike. I have lo go. I can t wait. I don’t knoyy my lines, anyway. I’m hungry. " She subsides lo a chair muttering. The clock ticks, die captain yvalks violently over to die piano up left and chews a piano leg to give vent to her emotion. Enter another Senior. She sets foot inside the door sill and --peaks. I m hungry. I don’t knoyv my cue. What time is it? It’s almost time for ' lass. I ve lost my play book. I he Captain starts unsteadily for her. when all four actors cry simultaneously: " Why did you call rehearsal at this time?” I am a woman of blood and sand, begins the Captain but breaks off yvith a gasping sob. Three minutes til class time! Start rehearsing quickly .” I lie four actors walk around in circles shouting conf usedly : " W hat s my cue?’’ " hi ■res my book?” • I, at s mv exit?” " When do you enter?” " I m hungry?’’ " W hat s y our cue?” T II E E M E R S O M A N A Sophomore thrusts her head in at the door and bleats plaintively : “We’re supposed to have this room for a Pantomime practice now. Youd better leave. " Three Seniors heave three chairs at the offending Sophomore and then dump die body over the stair rail. They return to the grim captain and all shout in ihiison : “ Why did you call this rehearsal for 12:30?” The Captain opens her mouth to speak. The bell rings: the Seniors rush out all crying: “My class — I must hurry! — I can ' t stay!” The Senior drops to the floor lifeless. The Sophomore pantomime group swarms in. disposes of corpse. 1 he shade of Ur. Emerson hovers in the air for one spectral moment, and mutters with appropriate gestures, “So this is Rehearsal!” rv Lois Latham Qj . Is it true that God made you?” Said Johnny to his Pa. es, indeed, indeed it’s true: God made us what we are.” ' " Then if it’s true that he made you Did he also make me?” " Yes, indeed, indeed it’s true He made you for me.” " What makes you ask these questions queer. I ask you, tell me pray!” “Only thinking, father dear, God s doing better work to-day.” HOTEL SOMERSET Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Mass. The Place to Dine — Dance — Have a Wedding — Reception — Bridge — Afternoon Tea. A Permanent Home, or spend a few days, when you are visiting the city. Season ' s Attractions TABLE D’HOTE DINNER. 7 to 11 P. M. DAILY Frank C. Hall. Manager 135 Mansfield Printing Co, Telephone: Beach .1678 Complete Printing Service iwrSI TV 3 W COLLEGE NM LS, PROGRAMS. ( OMMERCIAL M ) SOCI AL P UNTING, POLDERS. PAMPLETS •SoCS 172 COLIMBI S WENTE MORSE-STl RNICk F. M Siurnick, Manager Compliments of druggists 8 HUNTINGTON AVENUE THE MENORAH SOCIETY BOSTON. MASS. GEORGE FLOW ERS FOR . . 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Story Telling. Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Culture. Lectures, Readings and Recitals. Scientific and Practical V ork in Every Department. In April. 1919, the Legislature of Massachusetts at the recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Education empowered the Emerson College of Oratory to confer upon qualified candidates the degree of Bachelor of Literary Interpretation. Separate dormitories are maintained by the college management. In the college residences the student enjoys all the pleasures and privileges of college life under the protection of a well-regulated home, a resident matron being in charge. °S=3°CS Fur Catalogue and Further Information Address HARRY SEYMOUR ROSS. Dean 30 HUNTINGTON AVENUE. BOSTON, MASS. 141 Jz. ' 7 ' ? ' z — — Z) S- - - tsp yz c . 0 y b o CLm i t %JUU ZaKcl A " £ £lL % 01 lAAjL -CL vtd , (Xxjl io SV ' - ' -vy u tTU. 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