Emerson College - Emersonian Yearbook (Boston, MA)
- Class of 1931
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(Emerson College ILtbrarj Founded by The Emerson Student Body of the Year 1892-93 .Vo. 3 1.1, S E..S..3..: ! 331 Gift of 1 iffOt} j te J o c£a?i »i tcc o 28 8 ' j ixj stem St, 3lo ton, s fase THE EMERSONIAN 1931 1931 Emersonian Published by the Class of 1932 MARLON WALL Editor-in-chief RUTH MADDEN Business Manager Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts Foreword In years to come when we will be scattered over the various parts of the universe, the memories of our Emerson days will be cherished by us all. In an effort to preserve and record these mem- ories, the class of 1932 presents this volume of the Emersonian to the college and to the friends of the college. Joseph E. Connor Dedication To him who understands this naughty modern youth, who sympathizes with its foolish dreams, who keeps good faith in youth because it’s youth ; to him whose memory in our hearts will always live because he taught, encouraged, and befriended us, we dedicate this book. Contents 1 Administration 7 II Classes 17 III Drama 4 7 IV Literary Section 53 V Activities 59 V I Sororities 69 Y II Feature Section S3 J w N N v) 7 o N President Henry Lawrence South wick De ax Harry Seymour Ross THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Belford Forrest William H. Kenney Page Nine T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Joseph E. Connor Sands Chipman Pat)f T rn THE E M ERSONIAN 1 93 1 Adelaide Patterson Harry L. Kozol Page Eleven THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Daniel O. Brewster Ag.ve3 Knox Black Page Twelve THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Elvie Burnett Willard Nettie M. Hutchins Page Thirteen Key to this puzzle may he found on page 88! THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Edna M. Shaw Grover C. Shaw EMERSON WELCOMES THE SHAWS “Once an Emersonian — Always an Emersonian.” Mr. and M rs. Grover C. Shaw, former Emerson graduates, gave us a splendid example of the true Emersonian spirit when they came back this fall to serve on our faculty. Leaving the Texas State College for Women, where Mr. Shaw was full professor and director of the Speech Department, and Mrs. Shaw assistant professor of the same department, they answered our call and came to take up their respective duties. M rs. Shaw is serving as registrar and Mr. Shaw is an instructor in the interpretation, public speaking, and educational departments of our college. We sincerely hope that they still agree that after all — “there is no place like home.” Page Fifteen Jlu fHrnuirtam Sherwin Lawrence Cook T H E E M E R S () N I A N I93 MINNIE LEE ALESKIN iAX MISSOURI Nature was certainly generous with Minnie Lee because she is an exception to the old idea of beauty and brains. If she is not doing the day after to- morrow’s lesson, she is helping us with yesterday’s work. Coming to us from William Woods and Christian Colleges last year, Minnie Lee placed her self in the limelight immediately b making Dean’s List, and we are sure that she made the popularity list too. Mcnorah Play; Recitals 2 and 4; Southern Club; Junior Stunt; Forensic Union. NANCY ATWELL Z l H PENNSYLVANIA For three and one-half years Nancy has graced the halls of Emerson. With a face that would launch a thousand ships, Nancy has that not un- certain quality known as “It.” Her radiant smile has helped many disappointed students see light. She proves her genuine ability by succeeding in everything she undertakes. Let it suffice to say that Nancy is an ideal girl — “true blue” — so— Come what will, come what may Nancy goes on in her own sweet way. Stunt 1; Prom Committee 2, 3; May Queen; Zeta Presi- dent; President Pan-Hellenic ; Revival Play. PAULINE AVER ILL WISCONSIN Polly is one of those rare persons who has achieved individuality rather than disfavor, because she has had the courage of her convictions. Com- panionship with her is never dull. There is a blend of the analytical thinker, the philosopher and the dreamer all lit by flashes of humor. We’re sure we will hear of Polly again, even if she does de- cide to shoulder half of the responsibilities in some parish. Junior Stunt; Senior Revival Play; Senior Recitals. Z1LLAH BAKER MASSACHUSETTS Zillah’s activity in dramatics outside of Emerson has withdrawn her from the college limelight, though we all know her for an efficient, dependable student. She is a true friend and helpful classmate, for with all her varied activities she always finds time for the interests of those about her. Zillah berates Fate for the gift of her name. Don’t worry, Zillah, we’re sure you’ll change part of it someday. Junior Son g Day; Junior Stunt. Page Seventeen T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 SCOTIA BALLARD VIRGINIA “A” grades cause “Sco” no undue excitement. In- formation does not exist if she cannot give it to you — especially about dream psychology. “Sco” has the reputation of having an enormous circle of friends. Just mention any college and she will know someone who knows someone who knows you. Class Stunt 1 , 2 , 3 ; Southern Club; Sect y.-Treas. 3 , Presi- dent 4 ; Pice-President Dormitory. CELIA BARRON MASSACHUSETTS Sometimes, provided her friends co-operated, Celia’s diminutive stature enabled her to escape the roving eyes of her instructors. Nevertheless she has made herself especially conspicuous in de- bate, where her fiery tongue and the heat of her argument singe all the fine feathers of her op- ponents. We have learned to depend upon " Cel.” We know she has unbounded grit, and when she says she’ll do a thing, she’ll do it. Class Stunt 1 , 2 , 3 ; junior Song Day. LEONA ROTHSTEIN BEAL 2 AX PENNSYLVANIA Her classmates are not likely to forget this viva- cious and extremely attractive girl, nor the friend- ships they have formed with her. Always ready to partake in any sort of fun and especially adroit at slipping out of classes when outside interests call, she has now assumed a new dignity which may be attributed to that ring on her left hand. We must admit that her career at Emerson has been that of a truly “Romantic Young Lady.” Vice-President 2 A X 3 ; Senior Recitals ; Class Stunt, i, 3. MARY FRANCES BELL Z t H FLORIDA M ary Bell, the girl from sunny Florida, has proved to be one of the good actresses and readers of the school. Her interest in the school has been most admirable and she promises to do great things. Her wit and humor is delicious, her smile winning, and her spirit unsurpassed. After knowing Mary Bell we realize what Emerson meant when he said, “A friend may well be reckoned a masterpiece of nature.” Recitals 2 , 3 ; Junior Stunt ; Forensic Union ; M ay Fete; Revival Play. Page Eighteen THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 MYRTIE BRACKLEY K r X MAINE This charming young lady is Maine’s gift to Emerson. All of us who saw the Revival Play acknowledge her splendid performance as the other half of the Roman Army. All fooling aside, Bil- lie’s beauty and talent have contributed a great deal to the success of her class. We’re grateful for having had her with us these past four years, though we lament the sacrifice of “the family cow.” Class Stunt 1 , 2 , 3 ; Junior Recital ; Revival Play. BIRDIE COHEN NEW JERSEY Birdie’s pleasant manner has made her many friends here at Emerson who will not forget her. We hear that she is going to investigate this “talk- ie” business in Patterson, and we wish her success for she’s been a good sport at college whether clowning for a class stunt, entertaining in Chapel, or helping some classmate out of a tight place. Menorah Society; Junior Stunt; Recitals 2 , 3 , 4 . MARY CONOVER NEW JERSEY When we think of Mary we see a little girl with a big smile and twinkling eyes who is invariably asking for the time. “If you are too small to do big things, do little things in a big way.” Mary’s mischievous eyes belie her powers of serious applica- tion. “Don’t go rapping on doors when you walk in your sleep ; someday you’ll give someone an awful scare, Mary.” Recitals 2 ; Junior Song Day; Revival Play; Forensic Union Treasurer ; Groundling’s Play. GRACE CONSOLETTI MASSACHUSETTS Picture a dark velvety-eyed miss, tiny and slim. That’s Grace. If you want to find her in a hurry, look in the drug store. What greater charm can there be in a woman than her intriguing silence? We often wonder what thoughts lie behind those mysterious eyes of hers. But just to prove she has her frivolous moments, she played the little drum- mer boy in Children’s Theater. Class Stunt 1 , 2 , 3 ; Junior Song Day; Revival Play. Page Nineteen THE EMERSONIAN 1931 MINNIE DORN MASSACHUSETTS M innie suggests earnest work and inevitable ac- complishment to us. We know her for a friendly, sweet-tempered girl, not at all like the wierd for- tune teller we once met in these halls. Cross our palms with silver, Minnie, and we’ll tell you what the stars decree: that the future looks rosy and full of promise for one who has your character and ability. Junior Song Day; Commuter ' s Club; Commuter’s Club Plays. CLYDE DOW I A T MASSACHUSETTS One who sacrifices personality to present truth, who lives in the solidity of sound character, whose introspection leads to self-perfection, whose depend- ability makes him a loyal friend, is Clyde, the “Keeper of the Keys” of Emerson. In leisure hours he hies himself away to partake of lunch at M rs. McKenna’s where “two is company, three’s a crowd.” Class Treasurer 1, 2; Year Book Staff; Revival Play; Treasurer Mens Club; President , Sec.- Treas. $ AT; Class Stunt 1, 2; Recitals 3, 4; President , President ' s Club; Junior Sony Day. ELIZABETH DUNN RHODE ISLAND The longer we know Betty the more sure we are that our first impressions, about turned up noses being the nicest kind, were right. From the num- ber of telephone calls she gets we suspect others are of the same opinion. Betty also has a brogue which she can use most delightfully when occasion demands. Sophomore Stunt ; Junior Stunt. HELEN FISH MARYLAND Dignity combines with mischief in Helen’s make- up. She is one of the rare girls who knows how to get things done on time. One of the folks whom the Gods have made small, but who possesses at the same time, seemingly unlimited knowledge and the ability to apply it. We will never forget her in debate — always a courteous opponent. Class Stunt 1; Year Book Business Manager; Vice- President, President of Dormitory 4; Debate 3, 4; Class Treasurer 4; President Menorah; Vice-President For- ensic Union. Page Tmenty THE EMERSONIAN i93 1 EVA FLEISH MASSACHUSETTS Petite and unobtrusive, Eva has nevertheless gained friends. She doesn ' t make much noise get- ting there, but she is always in the right place at the right time. Eva is one of the short ends of a familiar trio. One of the great treats we hope the Recreation Club will stage in the near future is a wrestling match between Birdie and Eva. Menorah Society; Junior Song Day. MARGUERITE FOX RHODE ISLAND Who would suppose the quiet, conscientious Marguerite could harbor such a quick wit, such keen power of analysis of the people around her? We aren’t afraid of her discerning eye, for she’s far too altruistic and kindhearted to really harbor any unkind thoughts about us. Her ambition is to impart dramatic technique to unworthy little urchins, proving that after all these years, Mar- guerite is still an idealist. EDITH GAMPEROLI MASSACHUSETTS Remember the cute “male” pianist in Junior Song Day? ’Twas Edith. We’ve always taken Wednesday Chapel and Edith for granted, and when for some reason she is not at the piano, we stand helpless until she is found. Emerson owes her one of its songs, and we, knowing her these four years, have found that she has talents along other than musical lines. Edith’s scientific budget system will always remain a mystery to us. Class Stunt 1 , 2 , 3 ; Senior Recitals. JANE GILBERT MASSACHUSETTS For a long time Jane managed to fool us with her quiet unobstrutive manner, but we now feel confident in prophesying success and plenty of it for this capable dark-eyed girl. If you ever need a quiet talk, sympathy, or the best of advice you will always find Jane ready to do all she can. Class Stunt 1 , 2 , 3 ; President of Commuter’s Club; Com- muter’s Club Play; Commencement Pageant. Page Twenty-one T H E E M ERSONIAN 1931 RUBY GRASS MAINE Ruby counts a day lost unless she does her four miles. How she budgets her time, manages to maintain her scholastic record and makes this walk a regular custom is a mystery to us. Can it be true Ruby has become interested in the “starch business?” We understand tis so and wish the best of luck to the girl with the merry twinkle in her eye. Class Stunt 1, 2; May Festival. MARTHA HANEY K rx MASSACHUSETTS “Marty” is another victim of the fates who occasionally decree that dignified Seniors shall be mistaken for freshmen. Her curly head is scarcely five feet above the ground, but we maintain that this youthfulness is entirely physical. As evidence, witness her record at Emerson and the capable way she deals with settlement “opportunities.” Class Stunt 1, 2, 3 ; Treasurer Newman Club 3; Secre- tary Newman Club 4; Men ' s Club Play 3. ELIZABETH HARDWICKE K V X MARYLAND “Telephone Hardy” — the old war cry. People are always calling for Hardy. She hasn’t been with us long, but we don’t know how we’re going to get along without this jolly efficient little per- son. She’s the kind of a girl we like in spite of her reputation of being “always prepared.” She has that personality smile. Fell us, Hardy, is it Pep- sodent ? Secretary-Treasurer Southern Club. ELIZAB ETH H ARRIGAN KF X MASSACHUSETTS Betty is another steadfast little person with a sly sense of humor. She is one of the quiet members of our class, but did you ever get her started over crackers and a “coc” in the drug store? Her cyni- cal philosophy concerning the opposite sex is high- ly interesting, but we’re sure she’ll change her mind some day. Class Stunt 1, 2, 3. Page Twenty-two THE EMERSONIAN 1931 RUTH HARRIS K r X PENNSYLVANIA “Harris” is the embodiment of the golden rule, good humored and considerate. She’s the kind of girl who won’t admit failure, but whose head is never turned by success. Ruth is given to making “breaks” and is possessed of the most devastating giggle the world has ever known. Class Stunt 1, 2, 3; Junior Recitals; Riddle Pos- ture Prize; Forensic Union; Recreation Club; President’ s Club; Student Government ; President k r x ELIZABETH HELFAND MASSACHUSETTS Here is a true student, one with a real ambition to acquire knowledge. Betty’s psychology quiz marks and her thesises have long been the envy and despair of us all, but we like her just the same, for Betty is not one to call attention to our dis- crepancies. On the contrary, she’s always ready to help, thereby giving additional proof of her fine character. Junior Stunt. FRANCES HEWITT MAINE Ask her a question and she will tell you a long story “with gestures,” for Fran has a faculty of noticing little things which most of us miss and turning these into most humorous and exaggerated stories. Maybe that is one reason we all feel sorry to see her go. We admire her for her many achieve- ments, fine qualities, her determination, and for the way she made Cvmbeline a financial success. Class Stunt 1 , 3 ; Forensic Union; Business Manager of Revival Play. MARIE HOAR MASSACHUSETTS M arie is so versatile that it is hard to describe her. A remarkable girl with the “heart to con- ceive, the understanding to direct, the hand to ex- ecute.” A clever little toastmistress, with blue eyes and curly hair and a wit that fairly crackles, this is our M arie. Class Stunt 1 , 3 ; Forensic Union; Advertising Manager Year Book. Page Tvcenty-three T H E EM ERSON I A N 1 93 1 JANE HOLLAND KI ' X MASSACHUSETTS Jane has the faculty of always being happy, de- spite the fact that she takes her work too seriously. She’s ready for anything at any time. Her sense of humor makes her ever welcome in spite of her habit of bursting in at most inopportune moments. A little bird told us that she is a “whiz” at driving a car. Here ' s for bigger and better snowdrifts. Jane. Freshman Stunt; Junior Sonrt Day ; Newman Club Presi- dent. EUNICE HUNTLEY MASSACHUSETTS ' l ou may think that Eunice is quiet, but never- theless she never misses a point, as we have often discovered. We enjoy her subtle sense of humor and her charming manner. We re sure she’ll never have to wear “Green Stockings” if she can please all hearts as she pleased ours in recitals. Freshman stunt; Sophomore stunt; Senior Rentals. CAROLYN JOHANSEN MASSACHUSETTS A girl who has weathered the stormy seas of four college years and come forth with all the dignit and charm imaginable is Carolyn. Looking at ber we have often wanted to know her secret of keep- ing that imperturbable exterior for we could never fathom the thoughts in her eyes. Carolyn’s artis- tic ability and charm should carry ber far, even as far South as Annapolis in June, to the tune of wed- ding bells. Costumer of Sophomore Stunt; Art Editor Year Rook 3 . MILDRED JONES 1 M r CONNECTICUT What would we do without “Milly? She is the essence of all that is versatile. As a leader she has a splendid sense of humor, executive ability and personal charm. “Milly ' is invariable the center of every group, telling one of her long, and exceed- ingly well gesticulated stories. One glance at her record should prove her ability as a leader. (] lass Stu it 1,2; Prom chairman 2, 3 ; ice -Presi- dent Junior Class; Vice-President Student Gov- ernment; President Pan-H e ' lenic ; President 1 M T; Revival Play. Pane Twenty-fou’ THE E M ERS O N I A N 1931 GERTRUDE KNOWLES K r X MAINE “Trudy” has a vibrant personality and as her roommate will testify, is possessed with the patience of Job. She is our haven during exam week, for she can make cramming almost fun when she makes some surprisingly witty comment. “Trudy” is a clever student and a delightful friend but as an opponent at solitaire or Russian bank she has the reputation of being a terror. Class stunts 1, 2, 3; Junior Sony Day. ELIZABETH LAXGILLE K r X MASSACHUSETTS Betty has the faculty of combining a happy-go- lucky disposition with unusual scholarship and efficiency. As Editor-in-Chief of the Year Book, she proved to the wonder of the world that year books actually could be gotten out on time. With a personality like hers, and with her record in Forensic Union, Betty should make a great success of everything, even married life. Class stunt 3; Recitals 4; Forensic Union Secretary ; Junior Senior Debate; Vice-President 4; Revival Play; “Clure Scholarship, " Dean’s List. EDNA LOWENBERG SAX MASSACHUSETTS Edna has been one of the most active girls in her class and in her many and varied fields she has proved worthy. Her popularity with both class- mates and instructors is easily understood, for Edna is what we’d all term a “good sport. " Her keen mind can revert to anything from refutations and rebuttals to the ultra-sophisticated " line” she uses. Class Stunts 1, 2; Sophomore Recitals; Student Government 2, 3, 4; Junior Stunt Coach; Forensic Union; Revival Play; Treasurer 2 AX 3; Vice- President - A X 4. JOSEF LORENZO RHODE ISLAND A sprightly type of nonchalance. Charming him- self about his environment, we occasionally see him pick a commendable product of femininity and be- stow a light kiss upon her. Though Joe has left us for the glamour of the theatre, we want him to know that we appreciated his dramatic ability and wish him every success in his chosen profession. Class Stunts 1, 2, 3; Recitals 2, 3; Men ' s Club Play; Re- vival Play. Page Tveenty-five THE E M E R SONIAN 1931 ROSAMOND MacRAE Z I H MASSACHUSETTS If we dressed her in plaids, she might easily be the “bonnie lassie” from old Scotland we sing of so often. “Rogie” MacRae, however, departs from the traditional maiden by proving that she makes as charming a lad as a lassie, evidenced by “Jack and the Beanstalk.” She has proved her ability as an actress and director, and may give full reign to her Scotch pride so far as we are con- cerned. Class Stunts 2, 3 ; Recitals 2 , 3 , 4 ; Revival Play. LOUISE MAGUIRE K r X MASSACHUSETTS “Has anyone any money for me?” here comes Louise, the Mighty Huntress, the Diana of Student Government, her prey the wary dollar. Besides the annual dollar, we owe her a debt which can never be repaid, for the faithful buddy and friend she has proved to be. Class Stunts 1 , 3 ; Sophomore President ; Junior Treasur- er; Newman Club President, Forensic Union; Year Book Staff; Revival Play. MARGARET McCGRMICK MASSACHUSETTS If you spy a straight dainty little person topped by a wealth of golden hair dashing across Copley Square at 9:05, you may be sure it is “Margot” making a nine o’clock. She is a clever little actress and as “Imogen” we found her just about right. A synonym for “Margot? " Gardner, of course. Freshman Stunt; Junior Stunt; Junior Sony Day; Re- vival Play. molly McDonald $ m r CANADA Molly is an exceedingly distinctive individual. She possesses a sort of charm which makes us like her tremendously. Last year her talents made the literary section of the ear Book a great success. Aside from her artistic powers, Molly is a practical sort of person. Emerson Mill miss her unique, striking personality. Canadian Chili President; Class Stunts 1 , 3 ; Literary Fditor; Charles ll’esley Emerson Scholarship. Page Twenty-six THE E M ERSONIAN 1931 RUTH MORELAND MASSACHUSETTS Ruth is a quiet person with large thoughtful eyes and a voice quite as remarkable as is her ability to entertain. It is not to be wondered that she is finding opportunities to develop her talents in out- side activities. Ruth has already earned a B. S. at Framingham Normal, and now after a short year with us, during which she has established a fine record, she hurries off to gain more laurels. Senior Recitals. LAURA NYE K r X RHODE ISLAND Here’s to one of the finest, the squarest and most popular girls in college. She is what we like to picture a real Emersonian to be ; combining quali- ties of leadership, artistry and scholarship. “Larry” has a mortgage on our affections which we never want to relinquish. If occasion ever demands that you have a pianist for your pantomime, drop a note to “Larry” and she ' ll be sure to bring the wrnong music. Recitals 2, 4; Junior Stunt; Junior President; President Student Government. CLARENCE O’CONNELL MASSACHUSETTS Once more a Dartmouth Indian invades our college. He is on the war path with sincere dramatic effort as his weapon. He is an independ- ent thinker, says what he believes, and can give you the latest data on anything. He has a rare exhibit of rings, the envy of every collector. Clar- ence has a splendid ambition and we’ve no doubt but that he’ll find success in any theatrical venture he undertakes. Revival Play. HARRY PARNESS RHODE ISLAND “Hey, come here — I want to talk to you. Now listen girlie, get on to yourself.” Harry is a serious philosopher, a diligent advocate, an earnest student. He has been a regular big brother to all Emerson. We pay sincere tribute to his talents, his superb dramatic ability, and powers of interpretation, and demand front row seats on opening nights. Class Stunts 1, 2, 3; Recitals 2, 3, 4; President Men’s Club; Ice Bound; Revival Play; Men’s Club Play. Page Twenty-seven T H E E M E R SON I A N 93 ' SAMUEL PEVZNER MASSACHUSETTS If you want to shake hands with an all around good fellow, meet Sam. His humor, opinions, and achievements are our by-words. We gladly grant him the chair in conversation for he always says something worth while. If the United States ever undergoes a significant political upheaval, it will be miraculous if Sam is not a headline attraction. (.lass Stunts 1, 2, 3; Recitals 3; Student Government ; Junior-Senior Debate ; Senior President ; Forensic Union President; Revival Play. MINERVA PIERCE MASSACHUSETTS Have you ever seen Minerva excited or worried? Neither have we. This quiet dark-eved girl goes steadily along while we rant about, until suddenly we discover she has achieved the goal to which we aspi re. Those within the inner circle of her friend- ship will tell you of her quiet bubbling sense of humor and keen appreciation of another’s jokes. Class Stunts 1, 2, 3 ; Junior Sony Day. MARGARET RENT XEW HAMPSHIRE Fair hair, blue eyes, and a brain just whirling with facts. “Peg” came here from Wheaton and cannot be classed among those merely “exposed” to knowledge. She never “cracks a book,” never neglects social affairs, and rates “A’s,” all of which proves there is no justice. In all the mad rush of college life “Peg” has maintained an air of calm imperturbability none of us can ever hope to attain. Sophomore Pantomime ; Recitals 3, 4. LILLIAN RICKER MASSACHUSETTS For four years Emerson has marveled at this girl who makes splendid grades with so little effort, who has supplied stunt material for any occasion, and who now seems about to succeed elsewhere along these same lines. We have no doubt that when Lillian did study, she studied intensely, but she has always seemed to have more important things to take up her time. " Fell us, Lillian, the secret of your short cut to knowledge. Commuter ' s Club Secretary I, 2; ice-President 3, 4; Year Hook Pictures; Revival Stunt; Recitals 4. Page Twenty -rig ht THE E M E R S O N I A N 1 93 1 RUTH RITTER CONNECTICUT ‘‘Fireman, save my child!” Ruth is the Fire Chief who marshalls us out of Emerson Hall so gallantly at such inconvenient times. Ruth is popular and is a splendid conscientious student, al- though she will admit it’s very trying to study after light s out. We can ' t help hut think that it would have been disastrous if there had been a fire in the Dorm over a Dartmouth Carnival week end ! Class Secretary 3 , 4 ; Junior Stunt; Vice-President Men- orah. EDITH ROBINSON MASSACHUSETTS What a wealth of energy is stored in one little hodv. If anyone needs it “Mickie” does, for be- sides her school work she is the busiest person im- aginable outside. Reading engagements, plays, and social affairs have never seemed to interfere with her excellent scholastic record in any way. “Mickie” has a splendid start and we hope to see her carry on in just the same way. Junior Stunt; Junior Sana Day; Recitals 3 , 4 ; Com- muter’s Club; Revival Play Stunt. ANN ROSE MASSACHUSETTS This tiny little girl with the flaming top and broad smile has many friends. Ann is so unas- suming that we cannot know her real worth un- til we have known her well, but after these col- lege years together we’re mighty sure no one is going to forget the happy, good natured Ann in Senior Dramatic Training with Air. Forrest pull- ing her hair. Class Stunts 1 , 2 , 3 ; Junior Song Day ; Revival Play. FREDA RUBIN MASSACHUSETTS Freda has shown admirable executive ability as one of the guiding lights on the Alenorah Com- mittees and in carrying out its worthy aims. But this has not been her sole field of activity by any means, as her large circle of friends and prominence in a great many other social affairs testify. What- ever she may do when she enters the great world, we have no doubt it will be successful. Class Stunts 1 , 3 ; Menorah. Page Twenty-nine T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 ESTHER GOLDNER SALOMON MASSACHUSETTS It must be admitted that the successful fulfill- ment of a domestic and college career simultaneous- ly is no small accomplishment. But this is precisely what this little lady can boast of and she manages to keep a capable eye on both activities at the same time. It takes more than a small share of earnest- ness, ambition, and determination to accomplish everything so well. Menorah; Junior Stunt. LA VERNE SC H El I) K r X OHIO There is going to be a glorious chaos somewhere when “Buddy” bounces in to take up her duties. “Buddy” is so conscientious about her studies that she spends most of her time running around to see if anyone has done more than she has. “Buddy” is the sort we mean when we say, “She’s a good egg.” We know a lot more about you, Buddy, but perhaps you don’t remember, you told us all your secrets in a certain sophomore psychology class. Class Stunts 1, 2, 3 ; Junior Sony Day. JEANNETTE SCHEIDT Z I H CALIFORNIA Spirit of Sunny California, abundant energy in work, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship in play. “Cal’s” creed is to make everyone about her happy. “Cal” came a long way to be with us. We respect her good judgment and like her for the admirable way she has “fitted in” and adapted herself. We only regret that the years have been so short. l ' reshnum Stunt; Corresponding Secretary Z I H ; Recitals 2, 4; Third year Fresno State College. SADIE SCHWARTZ CONNECTICUT Sally leaves behind her many vivid pictures: Sally dashing madly for classes— Sally playing a fever- ish hand of bridge in the drug store — Sally jumping rope in the Dorm — Sally describing the Dartmouth carnival week-ends. Seriously though, how about applauding this dependable classmate for her good work as a debator and publicity agent for the Re- vival Play. Class Stunts 1, 3; Menorah; Forensic Union; Revival Flay Staff. Pat e Thirty THE EMERSONIAN 1931 LUCY MAY SHARON I M r MISSOURI A cha rming whimsical girl came to us from Lindenwood. In spite of her Dresden Doll beauty she brought with her an A. B. and a determination to procure another degree before long. Her last summer’s European trip added to her already large stock of experiences, and she has unselfishly shared wi th us many delightful happenings. We wish you had joined us before, Lucy May. Emerson would have missed something had you not come. DIF Play 4. AGNES SHEA K r X MASSACHUSETTS The latest edition, and one of the most attractive models in encyclopedias. “Aggie” is a debator whom her opponents have learned to fear, for her weapon is subtle humor. While she smiles with calm assurance, her eyes seem to be continually laughing at us for our blunders and mistakes. " Aggie” holding forth in the drug store with her scintillating wit offers severe competition for Chapel. Class Stunts; Intercollegiate Debate; Junior-Senior Debate. DORIS SMITH NEW YORK All’s right with the world when Doris is around. She is the best natured girl in the Dorm and that’s high praise, subjected as she must be to artistic temperaments. We have never seen her angry, but you should see her burn up the stage as a “Fire Fairy” in Children’s Theater. We have found a priceless friend in Doris. Class Stunts 1 , 3 ; Junior Song Day. RACHAEL SPINNEY K r X MASSACHUSETTS Rachel is a quiet person who has accomplished a great deal in just this way. She has strength of character, and rare good sense. Rachael has a quick smile, a genial personality, and “winnin’ ways.” From what w T e’ve heard, we know there are others who think so too. And don’t think for a moment that there’s anything wrong with Rachael’s neural system, for she’s a good student. Class Stunts 2 , 3 ; Junior Song Day. Page Thirty-one T H E E M E R S () N I A N 1931 JEANETTE STEINBERG MASSACHUSETTS Everyone knows her — the girl with the golden hair, a lovely smile, and dancing feet. Jeanette will leave colorful memories with us. We see her as a vivacious gypsy dancer, or as a mischievous Italian street girl, highlighting Children’s Theater productions. Behind scenes she keeps us in gales of laughter with a cynical sophisticated humor. The fates should he kind to this talented girl. Class Stunts 1, 3; May Festival; Revival Play ; Menorah. ANN SULLIVAN MASSACHUSETTS One of our jolly commuters whose disposition has not been spoiled by this trying ordeal six morn- ings in a week. Ann’s pleasing voice is well known to radio audiences, for Ann, always such a lot of fun in school, has proved a splendid entertainer. You may be sure she does her share to make the world of fun go round. If it ever threatens to stop, call “Sully’’ and things will start going again. Class Stunts 1, 3; Junior Sony Day. ROSAMOND TAYLOR KFX MAINE As Emerson’s leading man, the Rudy Valee of the “Emerson Radio Hour,’ “Rusty certainly made the feminine hearts flutter. She has the coveted ability of being able to indulge socially and still re- tain a high record scholastically. " Rusty is going to help the unemployment situation by hiring a staid of experts to catalogue her numerous admirers. Class Stunts 1, 3; Recitals 2; Revival Flay. JANET TULIN Picture Janet, birch in hand, urging unruly ur- chins along the pathways of knowledge. It’s too much for our imagination. But Janet insists that she is going to teach. If Janet teaches, her pupils will learn, we guarantee that, for she has showed us that she knows how to arrange her comprehen- sive knowledge and present it. We hope the " kids succumb to her friendly manner just as we have. Menorah Flay; Revival Flay. Faye Thirty-two THE E M ERSONIAN 1931 CLARA WAGNER PENNSYLVANIA Dear old “Waggie,” in her workshop smock, a rare personality and our best loved student. She is a thorough, efficient worker, an original thinker, a wise counselor, and a good friend. You may be sure she is at the bottom of any deviltry planned by the powers-that-be, especially if it’s a hunt with rubber hammers for the Woofle Doofus. Class Stunts 1 , 3 ; Rentals 2 , 3 , 4 ; Forensic Union; Secretary Student Government ; Menorah; Costume de- signer of Revival Play. MARJORIE WILLIAMS Z 4 H NEW YORK “Hev, Ma rge, the cab is waiting.” The day she made a nine o’clock the class rose in a body and cheered. Well, all we can say is that we wish she’d be as slow about leaving college as she is about arriving at classes. We hear Marge wants to do something “for at least a tear” after she graduates. We smile knowingly. Class Stunts 1 , 2 , 3 ; Junior Song Day ; Revival Play. ROSE WOLEK MASSACHUSETTS Here is a girl whom we all know for her cheer- ful, gay spirit. Whether she is playing a gloomy butler in dramatic training, or reciting gesture with an alive, elastic and free attitude of mind, we al- ways find in her this contagious characteristic. In spite of her reputation of being a splendid student, it is almost fatal to sit beside her in class, for she can make the most commonplace remark sound up- roariously funny. M enorah. DOROTHY KROCK M r PENNSYLVANIA Who would imagine so clever a reader and so disarming an entertainer could be methodical and orderly enough to prepare splendid scientific note- books. Stocked with comprehensive knowledge in the form of recipes, the books are the envy of Fanny Farmer herself. We wish you the best of luck with them “Doady.” Junior Stunt; Senior Recital; Senior Revival Play. Page Thirty-three T H E E M E R SONI A N 1931 RUTH KEITH MASSACHUSETTS We just naturally expect good work of Ruth. So when she turns a fiery debater or a delightful poet, we are not unduly surprised. It’s the same with the “A” papers. We sit there and watch Ruth receive hers, rather more rejoicing with her than envying her, for we recognize and respect conscientious, earnest wmrk. She is a girl who has made the most of all Emerson has offered her. Class Stunts 1 , 3 ; Recitals 2 , 4 . Eunice Mackenzie CONNECTICUT When we think of Eunice we have to use super- latives for she is most willing, most sympathetic, and most earnest. We have grown to like and re- spect her not only for her splendid judgment and scholarship but for her good fellowship. It seems so easy to do things for her. We even consented in public speaking to bring old silk stockings for Swedish rugs. VIOLET MORGAN NEWFOUNDLAND The exhibition of a beautiful “Romeo and Juliet” notebook caused us to wonder what else this unobstrusive little person is going to surprise us with before the year has passed. We knew her as a remarkable student, but were quite unprepared for the transformation that took place on the debate platform when we heard the cleverest and most en- tertaining speech of the year. ELIZABETH TERRY ALABAMA Quiet people are always surprising. This little girl with the serious brown eyes may not have had a speedometer on her tongue, but the things she said were always interesting. We are not jealous of the “Sunny South,” but we do think she might have allowed this favorite daughter to remain a longer time with us. Rage Thirty- four THE E M ERSONIAN 1931 Senior Class History And so the Good Ship’s voyage draws to a close. Up to the present its sailing has been comparatively smooth, but now the god Aeolus has loosed the strings of his four bags and a sudden whirlwind keeps us from landing. It is inevitable that passengers and crew will soon have to quit the ship and will each seek his own salva- tion in the hands of the angry winds. The ship will then take unto herself a new crew, new passengers and start a new cycle, for it is doomed never to touch land. Despite our impending troubles, we cannot help a bit of happy retrospection. In 1927 we arrived aboard — a gangly, ungainly group. At sight of us the ship rocked its sides with raucous laughter, but we were not to be thwarted in our plans and bravely struck out to sea. For the preservation of contentment, an entertainment committee was established. Its first success was the freshman stunt. The following year the presentation of a pantomime and an elaborate formal further illustrated our ability. We made a de- cided advance in 1930 junior week — and made also perhaps the unprecedented dis- covery of Sneak Day. On our final voyage, we chose for our captain Samuel Pevzner, first-mate Eliza- beth Langille, second-mate Ruth Ritter, and Helen Fish, purser. We entertained with a Revival “Cymbeline,” unique in choice and production, and still our time on board is not fulfilled. Several other activities will mark the finale of the Class of ’31. Ruth D. Ritter, Secretary. Page Thirty- five Autographs B. Bullocks i J. Casgraiix. G. Church. S.Coh ere P. Dorr. TCFileree F Garber vJ. George D Goddard L. Goldberg G.Hall G. Handy E Meyer M A liltor D. Morris E Motherway M. O’Donnell A. Osgood E.Nighbert EPerkins T. Phillips M.Quirv. R. Richmond A.IRyarv G.Sage L. Scott ■ hu e 1 D. Street F. Strickland M. .Waldo S.SobilojJ R. Short M.Wall A . Wester velt G. Williams J T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Junior Class History President Vice-President Secretary T reasurer Grace Healey Marion Wall Jean George Mildred Buchanan Representatives to Student Harriet Johnson Government Ann Ryan In the fall of ’28 the plane of 1932 began its ground work at Emerson under the leadership of Annette Mundy. Even upper classmen, looking down from altitudes above, realized that an outstanding class had entered the college. In the spring the freshman stunt, a splendid two act comedy written by Esther Xighbert. was presented. Our first real trial flight came in the Sophomore year. With Grace Healey in the pilot’s position, our reputation of being a live wire class was maintained. In the spring our sophomore stunt was given, consisting of three original pantomimes, and then we took a short flight into social life with our Sophomore Hop. At last the most exciting year of all — our Junior year — came with Grace Healey again in the pilot seat. We decided to make this trip one full of stunts. We also became very interested in debating, several members being elected to Forensic Union. A benefit year book dance was held and then came Junior week opened by song day with Gertrude Williams as chairman. On Thursday a special Junior-Senior debate was held. On Friday we “looped” into the Stunt and were greeted with enthusiasm. Friday night the Prom blazed forth at Longwood Towers with Felicie Strickland as chairman. One more non-stop flight before us. May it be as happy as the first three have been. Page Forty-one THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Sophomore Class History Although the Sophomore class may be third in line of illustrious classes now holding Emerson’s traditions high, they second none in spirit. Nineteen thirty and thirty-one finds them carrying on with every bit of the zest and co-operative interest that characterized them as freshmen. You will recall how the strong support and enthusiasm of the supposedly weakest of the classes spurred the upper classes on to a greater influx of pledges during the Endowment Fund Campaign. This support is again revealed this year when the Sophomore Class put over the Student Government Drive for dues one hundred per cent. Wh en the class was first called together in the fall, it chose for its president Stanley Mason; for vice-president Frances Nagle; for secretary Alice Pennv ; and treasurer Julia Berman. Plans immediately were initiated for a lively year’s program. The Sophomore Welcome Party to the Freshmen was verv successful in bringing two classes together in a friendly, co-operative spirit. Not long after we find the classes together again, but this time in a friendly difference of opinion. The Sophomore Debating Team, composed of Frances Nagle, Gertrude Muldowney and Anne Snider, succeeded in convincing the Freshmen in spite of their strong opposition “that the college men should not be snobs.” Carrying on the tradition of the Sophomore stunt, a group of original panto- mimes were produced which were found especially pleasing and unique in the diversity of their subject material and “spontaneity of action.” Page Forty-three THE E M E R S O N IAN 1 93 1 Freshman Class History With high ideals and ideas the class of 1934 entered Emerson College of Ora- tory. We were immediately delighted with our outlook and envied the Seniors, fail- ing to recognize the fact that these dignified students were once “green freshmen.” themselves. A somewhat bewildered group left Monday morning after their physical exam- ination, each holding his innumerable faults in secret. After “Prexy’s” address on Criticism, we felt an even stronger urge toward the dramatic field and resolved that nothing could stop us until we reached our goal. The schedule! What a difficult task it was to find our next class; was it on fifth or second floor, or did we have a study period? (Should we have mentioned study periods ? ) As soon as the schedules were straightened out and we were on the right road the next important task was the election of officers, so for president we elected Robert Freeman, vice-president Mable Taylor, secretary Nora Marlowe, and treasurer Margaret Ash. Our first public appearance was in a debate with the Sophomore team and although the decision was made in their favor, our spirits were undiminish- ed. A deep desire to show what we can do has been aroused in us all, and we, the Freshman Class, feel that we will live up to Emerson standards and resolve to bring many new T honors to our college. Page Forty-five T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Emersonian Staff Editor-in-chief Associate Editor in chief . . Business Manager Advertising Manager Pictorial Manager Associate Pictorial Manager Art Editor Literary Editor Specialty IV riters M ARION w ALL . . .Esther Nighbert Ruth Madden . . . Lillian Munson . Evelyn Leshixsky Sylvia Cohen Alfred MacLennan ...Harriet Johnson Alma Westervelt l Louise Scott Page Forty-six THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Revival Play . . . Cymbeline Fortunately, tradition at Emerson requires a Revival Play to be given by each Senior Class. The Class of ’31 chose for its play this year Shakespeare’s tragi- comedy, “Cymbeline.” When the Class of ’31 undertakes to do something, perfection is the result, and in every way possible, “Cymbeline” was revived. It was presented in true Elizabethan style. The scroll was used as the program, and orange girls, dressed in Elizabethan costumes, ushered and made up part of the audience. The costumes, which were of the period of Henry VIII, were carefully and artistically designed by Clara Wagner. The scenery was an exact replica of the true Elizabethan age, and much thanks should be given to Mr. MacFadden, who designed and painted it. The Seniors in the cast were very fortunate to have been so ably directed by Mr. Belford Forrest. Through his kind help, a finished and delightful performance was made possible. And unlike most projects, our financial results did not take the form of dark clouds hanging over the class. Our very efficient business manager, Miss Frances Hewitt, vanished any such fears, and we were able to realize a profit. Every member of the class of ’31 offered his services to aid the production, and it is because of the sincere and willing effort on the part of each and every one that the play was successful. Respectfully submitted, Sally Schwartz, Publicity Manager. Page Forty-seven Cymbeline The Steadfast Tin Soldier The twelfth season of the Children’s Theater at Emerson College of Oratory opened Saturday, November 1, 1930 with the production of “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” by Dorothy Halloway. It was an excellent comedy, and with its clever dances and charming music, proved a great favorite with the children. The entire cast, under the direction of Mrs. Gertrude Binley Kay, did splendid work. Stanley Mason ably portrayed the Steadfast Tin Soldier, with Lawrence Thornton as Captain of the Guard, whose pleasing voice contributed much to the success of the play. Peter — played by Rosamond Crosbie, was the true live child who showed a fond appreciation for his “toys.” Barbara Locke as Garoo, a Jack-in-the- box, was greatly enjoyed by the children in the audience. The play was most en- thusiastically received. Page Forty-nine T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Little Madcap’s Journey Once again the Children’s Theater presented that jolly Christmas play, “Little Madcap’s Journey,” by Mrs. Larz Anderson, which proved a tremendous success last year. The cast, including Gladys Sage as Little Madcap, Lawrence Thornton as Santa Claus, and Thelma Flinn, who introduced to the public a Mrs. Santa Claus, present- ed a delightful performance. M rs. Larz Anderson, who is greatly interested in the progress of the Children’s Theater, was present at both performances on December 13 and 20. At the close of the play, Santa Claus brought the Children’s Theater a wonderful Christmas present — a check for $1,500. In presenting the check he explained that he had been asked not to divulge the name of the donor. This generous gift will en- able the management to establish a Civic Children’s Theater, in which free perform- ances will be given to the poor children of Boston’s Settlement Districts. Page Fifty THE EMERSONIAN 1931 The Snow Queen One of the most delightful and fascinating plays of the season, “The Snow Queen,” by Grace Hoffman White, was presented February 7, 1931. The play was most elaborately produced in the Russian style which greatly ap- pealed to the author, Mrs. White, who attended the performance, as it was the first time the play had ever been presented in this manner. All the members of the cast gave a splendid performance. The children greatly enjoyed the wicked magician who was portrayed by Stanley Mason. Lillian Munson was lovely as the Snow Queen, and Kay and Gerta, respectively played by Gladys Church and Ellen Henig, were delightful. One of the dreams of Children’s Theater has been finally realized, for on February 21, the first civic performance was given. At that time the poor children of Boston’s settlement districts were given an opportunity to see “The Snow Queen.” These free performances of the plays are made possible by the generous Christmas gift. Page Fifty-one T H E EM E R S O N I A N 1931 Junior Song Day The bright new curtains in Huntington Chambers Hall parted on February 25, 1931 and revealed a row of jolly sailor lads seated on the deck of their sturdy craft. The captain of this brave crew was none other than Felicie Strickland. This crew was comprised of Juniors from Emerson College who had run away from school be- cause of a riot that had ensued there. The instructors had reprimanded these naughty students because they had not used their talents and so they had run away to sea (they must have been reading their Kipling.) Now, homesick and repentant, we found the captain and crew seeking for sight of Emerson through a magic telescope. The Emer- son twins, Rosemary Richmond and Frances Motherway swabbed the deck and the entire crew burst forth into song that well revealed their admiration and loyalty for dear old Emerson. At last land was sighted and the homesick, but happy Juniors, were greeted with cries of welcome. This original skit and the captivating songs sung throughout were received with much approval, and encore after encore was demanded. The Juniors, as usual, lived up to the standards they have set since their Fresh- man year and the expectations of the other classes were fulfilled. It is to Gertrude Williams, chairman of Junior Week, and her able committee consisting of: Margaret O’Donnell, Gardner Handy, Alfred MacLennan, Theresa Phillips, and Alma Westervelt, that the success of Song Day is due. Page Fifty-two kVo O (In memory of S. L. C.) He who was life in living flesh, Earth to live earth is given, Hlest by the still, soft fall of snow, Or blown leaves earthward driven ; One with the urge of quickening life Stirring in root and seed As winters pass from eager earth And vague sweet springs succeed. So they whose tears fall now’ shall lie Wrapped in the changing earth, Part of an ever-moving plan Wherein these souls find birth. Should lifting mists beyond disclose Fulfilment of the Scheme, He who w’as kind will smile again And tell of his longest dream. Molly McDonald. (Refer to page 16) T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Behind the Curtain By Louise Scott Alla N AZIMOVA- — A Month in the Country Mine. Nazimova smiled and motioned me to a seat. “Now let us talk, " she said cordially. “It has been three years since I have been interviewed. I dislike it very much. They always ask me to tell something that has happened during my life. 1 have been on the stage twenty-five years. What one incident could 1 pick out to tell them about? 1 am not ‘Nathalia’ now — I want to talk. How 1 dislike people who are the same oft stage as on — so affected — always acting. No one knows me oft stage. I love the stage, but oh, how I hate the movies. The y are nothing. “You will be surprised to know that ‘A Month in the Country’ required almost five hours to read aloud. It took us three weeks to cut it to two hours. “Oh, I am so tired dashing from place to place. We’ve played twenty-six weeks in all.” A little stuffed bird with eye glasses and yellow bill glanced at us from his perch above her mirror. Nazimova smiled, “My moo-moo bird. Haven’t you seen people who resembled animals and birds? Moo-moo resembles Mamoulian, my friend and director. I take Moo-moo with me wherever I go.” Jane Wheatley — The Apple Curt “I am an Emersonian myself, and I shall say that the atmosphere of that school is perfect. What a foundation they do give one! There is one big thing they teach you to do there, that is to think right. “I wonder if you still meet in the hall in the morning and do the Emerson physical culture exercises in a body? During my stay in Boston this time, 1 threat- ened many times to come over to visit the college and participate in the exercises if you still had them. 1 shall surely come next year if I return to Boston. “I am rather partial to Shaw’s plays — I have played in ‘Major Barbara,’ ‘Pigmalion,’ and ‘The Apple Cart,’ — two of them at the Old Hollis l heater. It doesn’t seem like old traditional Boston to tear down that theater. “We girls used to buy cut-rate tickets and attend the plays. One day I sneaked in and witnessed a rehearsal — what a thrill I received ! Later 1 played in that same theater. My first role was ‘Betty,” a small part in ‘The Christian,’ with Viola Allen. I love every spot in Boston. 1 always take long walks and seek out my favorite haunts when I come here.” Flobelle Fairbanks — Strictly Dishonorable “So you are really surprised that I haven’t a southern accent. I have never been in the south in my life. I’m quite proud of my synthetic accent. “I never dreamed I’d get this part. I hadn’t much experience and I w as so frightened. Miss Perry handed me the script and said, ‘You’re the type — if you can read the lines the part is yours.’ At first I couldn’t understand the broad gestures, but learned that they added to the naivety of my character. We time every bit of action to the letter — even count the steps we take across the stage. There are many clever lines in the play — for example, when I say to the policeman, ‘I thought police- men never drank,’ and he replies, ‘It just seems like never.’ “My sister understudies me and mother travels with us. We are one happy family.” Faye l ' ifty-four I T H E EMERSONI A N 1931 Ma urice Moscovitch — Merchant of Venice “Dramatic schools that teach imitation kill the individuality of the student, said the ‘Shylock’ of the ‘Merchant of Venice,’ who played at the 1 remont 1 heater. He sat in dressing gown and removed his make-up. “Dramatic training should be confined to the oratorical side,” he continued. “I believe that American audiences do appreciate Shakespeare as well as English audi- ences. They have eyes, ears, and feelings, and a power of appreciation. There is no difference in human beings. The cold blooded Englishman can appreciate as readily as the warm blooded Italian. People in the United States do not have to be educated to Shakespeare. Shakespeare will live forever — ‘The Merchant of Venice’ has lived three hundred years and that is proof enough of its worth. “I like modern as well as Shakespearian plavs if they are good drama.” Mr. M oscovitch says that he is “Shylock” before the curtain rises. On his en- trance he works up a momentum and when he comes before the footlights he is in- tensely the character. “I go over my lines between performances too — I learn something new every time I do.” Helen Westley — Green Grow the Lilacs “I am happy to see you, especially since you come from Emerson,” said Miss Westley. “Many years ago when I was a very quiet, unobtrusive person, with high ambitions, I attended Emerson. I can truthfully say that I owe a great deal of my ability to that school, for from it I developed a poise and self assurance that stayed with me always. “I have enjoyed the novelty of ‘Green Grows the Lilacs.’ We’ve tried to make it realistic and 1 believe we’ve succeeded. There was a rodeo in Madison Square Garden and the producer just went down and picked his real live cowboys. For never having had experience on the stage, 1 think the men do remarkably well. For a study of life in the West, this play can’t be equalled. The author, Lynn Riggs, has lived the parts himself and has set it down as a sort of manuscript of his own feelings and experiences.” (I ran into Pete Swartz, one of the cowboys, as I descended the stairs.) “I shore don’t care for acting,” drawled Pete. “I’ve ridden in rodeos for years. Came East and got roped in on this. I was game. Said I’d try anything once. Reckon I’ll be mighty glad when I get back to the old cow country where I belong.” Katherine Cornell — The Dishonored Lady I edged my way through numerous property and stage men and at last confronted a tall, sleek-haired woman who smiled through smudges of cold cream. “Please pardon me w ' hile I remove this make-up. My first interview ' with a student, you know. “Yes, indeed, actors and actresses have to study after they go on the stage, if they don’t before. You certainly get a technical back-ground from dramatic schools, but it takes brains to be a success on the stage. My husband, Guthrie McClintic, who directs my plays, says that you can be taught to have perfect diction, to sing, to dance, but not to think. “I don’t think the ‘talkies’ have affected the stage. In the last three years the theater has improved. The directors are trying to get better plays and the public is interested in any type of play if it is good.” Page Fifty- fii- THE EMERSONIAN 1 93 1 Petits Bouts Seniors And Men Shall Praise — Maybe — the Grand Old Seniors 1 he class of 1931 prides itself on being able to avoid the stigma of an even number by one rear. There is something so commonplace and depressing about graduating on the full-figured, round-numbered legend such as 1930 or 40 and so on. There is no individuality in it, and a zero is such a disconcerting void on a pennant. It informs of ten years just died, and of ten rears to come. It marks the start and finish of someone ' s else race; but a class such as ’31 always wishes to be in the fight itself — amongst the doers and creators. Rumor has it that as creators the class has served very well. Superlatives are in order when their noise making aptitudes are discussed. Creativelr no class, it is whispered, can hare so much ado in the halls of Emerson with so little done. This alone is a feat not to be sobbed over. However, there is sufficient proof nestled in the historical vaults of Emerson that the class of 1931 has left to posterity a heritage of immense value. One great contribution is a year book second to none, except this one — (Author’s note: the last phrase inserted to insure publication of this article.) F. Pevzner. Juniors “And the years like black oxen go plodding along. ' Ah, blit think what a year will bring — B. L. I. ! To all those concerned — The History of the Great Juniors To the wise faculty To the grand old Seniors To the mere underclassmen Hark ye to the tales of the past of the Great Junior Class: Our freshman stunt. “Say, Dean says you can’t rehearse here, you’re knocking the plaster off the ceiling below.” Our sophomore stunt. “Hey, where’s the front end of the cow. “For Pete’s sake, tell him he hasn’t time to smoke a cigarette between acts. " “Hey, don’t ring up the curtain yet, 1 can’t find my whiskers.” Our glorious Junior Week! Song Day — when we serenaded the faculty “music hath charms to sooth the savage breast” — tsk, tsk. Debate — ah, we made the Seniors so happy that day; and on the last day — Stunt — “Hey, get off my toes, 1 have an entrance now” — and then our Prom — to be the talk of Boston for years to come. “Yes, little Millie had her tonsils out two years after the Great Emerson Ball.” But in spite of all these frolics, we had our long sober days of study — “1 know I shouldn’t eat Nabs in gesture, but I didn’t get up early enough.” — “Yeah, 1 caught this cold in Joe’s class sitting without a coat on.” “How does Mrs. Black expect us to read the 10th and 11th volumes of the Encyclopedia Britanica for Saturday?” Besides our studies we have our athletics — those long invigorating dashes in a cab followed by the lifting effect of the elevator — and then a decision to cut and go eat anyway. This really is just meant in good clean girlish fun! We do work hard and we think Emerson and the Junior Class are the best things in Boston. A. Osgood. Page Fifty-six THE EMERS O N I A N 1 93 1 Sophomores A PLAY IV ill they ever get out of this state that they ' re in? Time : Any time Place: The battle field of Emerson — -( Huntington Chambers Hall.) Scene: Monthly pow-wow of the Sophomore Class, with all the dignity and calmness befitting such an auspicious group. Mussoline (Stanley Mason) — Meeting is called to order. Everyone please speak at once. Those having any ideas on the subject please keep quiet. Any old business will be put off until next time. New suggestions will be put on the floor. Berman and Locke. (Simultaneously.) Class dues, please — Student Government dues, please! (And silence reigned o’er the place!) G. Brooks — I make a motion that a committee of three people be appointed to go to Corey Hill and direct traffic during the congested hours of the morning. Mussoline — All those in favor say “Aye.” (No response.) It has been unanimously decided then, and you want me to pick the committee, then — E. Coon — I don’t think I quite understand. F. Nagle — Well, Mr. President, theoretically it is sound, but logically it is unsound. E. Hineg — I don’t see the reason for this. I think it is sillv. General Butler (G. Muldowney) — Since the motion has been made and seconded, I don’t think there is any more to be said. " E. Coon — Mr. President, I don’t quite see. B. Locke — Buy yourself some glasses. Mussoline — Oh, I almost forgot. How about the minutes for the last meeting?.. Stimson (A. Penny) — Last meeting was held to discuss the Shophomore Hop. How- ever, Junior announcements took up all the time and the meeting adjourned five minutes later. Affectionately submitted, A. Penny. F . Nagle — I think that the President has failed to nominate the committee. Mussoline — Well, I have decided that Stan. Mason, S. Mason, and Stanley Mason will take charge of this. All right, I guess that’s all for today. Finis. G. Muldowney. “Jester Few Freshmen ” “While they’re green they are growing — all that ive can do is hope — ” One of our bright young member’s formula for studying: — We learn by our mistakes — we make mistakes by not studying — hence, we learn by not studying. Daisy Pearce was heard to ask: “How often does the Emerson Quarterly come out?” Whv, Daisy! M arjorie — “What’s that smell in the library?” Freddie — “It’s the dead silence they keep there.” Some of the girls in the class must be professional authors, because they are always writing for money. Gee, the English teacher must be old. He once remarked that he taught Chaucer! Freshman: “Say, Prof., how long could I live without brains?” Professor: “That remains to be seen.” My idea of wasted time is telling a hair-raising story to a bald-headed man. F. Olsson. Page Fifty-seven THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Prize Poetry (First prize, see page 53) VAGRANCY AS OF THE STARS Sometimes my thoughts are fragile As old Venetian lace, Blown into misty patterns About your face. Sometimes the ' chase the gypsy moon, Slanting over the heather — Scarlet and sorrel-red they go, Roaming w ith the weather. Yet most of all my thoughts are winging Toward familiar things — The soughing of a willow-bough The smile a primrose brings. — Marjorie Stone. 1 must be content Never in this world 1 o hold y ou close . . . 1 must be content To think of you As of the stars — As something unattainable. I must be content To love and worship you As men love and worship God — As something intangible — God help me — I cannot he content ! — Janet Tulin. A BIT OF LIFE A rosy sunset — a golden dawn Bitter cold — a sleety storm A touch of fog — a misty rain A stately hall — a silent lane A little white cottage — a dusty road Daisies and buttercups — a poplar grove City streets — a trolley car Winding rivers — a twinkling star Each new day — a death, a birth And God has fashioned our busv earth. A bit of sorrow — a joyful song Honor, truth — a touch of wrong A little hope — a bit of hate Worry, trouble — a trick of hate Disappointment — moments of fun A broken heart — illusions gone The call of the road — a longing to rove A little hurt — a lot of love Laughing — sobbing — longing — strife. All go to make a bit o’ life. — Phvllis Dorr. Ptuje Fifty-eight 0 s v THE E M E R S O N I A N 1 93 1 Student Council President Laura Nye Vice-President Mildred Jones Treasurer Louise McGuire Secretary . Clara Wagner When Richard 111 shouted “My kingdom for a horse,” he made dramatic his- tory, and Emerson College added a page to that history, when its Student Council shouted “Our kingdom for a curtain.” That was the outstanding feat of Council’s work this year. — A lovely blue and gold curtain. Of course it was another case of “Give until it hurts,” and the extraction of that dollar did hurt many a doughty underclassman, but in the Hall stands the mighty monument of a mighty work. Upon the suggestion of Miss Riddle, and with her assistance, an embryonic A. A. A. was formed, and it is now called the Recreation Club. With the expansion of the school, and with the addition of equipment it may grow out of its infancy, and become an A. A. A. If Diogenes were living now, he would end his search at Emerson — for there he would find honest men and women. During the mid-vear exams, the bane of everyone ' s existence, there was no cribbing. The council might well have shouted “Hosana.” To the next council :-May you have as much luck as we did. Pape Fifty-nine THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Forensic Union Samuel P e vz n e r Presiden t Ht ' Liix Fish Vice-president Mary Conover Treasurer E. Elizabeth Laxgille Secretary In October the Debating Team of the University of Maine invited the Forensic Union of Emerson College to join them in a Debate League of the New England colleges. A conference was held at the Parker House in Boston on November 15th, at which Emerson was represented and a constitution was drawn up and the name of “The New England Conference” given to the league formed by the University of New Hampshire, Rhode Island State College, Connecticut Agricultural College, University of Maine and Emerson College. I he purpose of the Conference is to promote good feeling among the colleges of New England and to give each college an opportunity to debate at least three times a year with members of the Conference. Later in November the Union conducted try-outs for membership. The new members were greeted by the president and members of the Union and presented to the college in a chapel hour. Forensic instituted a new idea this year which we hope will become a tradition the same as the Junior-Senior Debate. A Freshman-Sophomore Debate was presented. As a little advertising scheme to sell tickets for the Union Debates a mock debate w as held. I he subject was “T. B. or not T. B.” Not much of a decision was made on the resolution, but the college responded generously to the call, so it was a huge success. Emerson has conducted debates with Colby, University of New Hampshire, and University of Maine, and we feel it has been most worth while to take this vital step in joining with other colleges. Interest in Forensics has been increasing, and we have had a banner year, and we go on now with hopes high for a bigger and better Union. E. Elizabeth Langille, Secretary. Page Sixty THE EMERSONIAN 1931 The Groundlings President Harry Parness Vice-President Alfred A. MacLennan Secretary-Treasurer Stanley E. Mason In past years this organization has been known as “The Men’s Club,” and under this ti tle has had a somewhat varying career — ups and downs, you know. This year a need was felt for a “nom de guerre” which would in part signify the purpose of the organization — thus “The Groundlings” — if you know your Shakespeare (but not too well.) The present Seniors will remember our production of “Ice-Bound” in the spring of ’28. Those under-classmen whose pre-college days were spent in either Manchester, N. H., or Providence, R. I. may also remember this production, as it was played at both of these cities. Last year our main enterprise was a much talked of production of “Her Step- Husband.” This year we feel that we have set for ourselves a new standard in doing a note- worthy production of Henrik Ibsen’s “The Wild Duck.” We express our sincere appreciation for the able assistance rendered us in our various endeavors by the female element of the college. Under the impetus of a new enthusiasm and spirit of co-operation, we are look- ing forward to unlimited success for “The Groundlings” in the forth-coming years. Stanley E. Mason, Secretary . Page Sixty-one T H E E M ERSONIAN 1931 The Southern Club President ScOTIA BALLARD Secretary-Treasurer ELIZABETH HARDWICKE In the earlv fall, the Southern Club once more swung into action with an opening meeting at the Colonial Tea Room. At this time, the new members were welcomed and plans were made for the ensuing year. It was decided, at the suggestion of Dean Ross, to invite five girls from the far west to join the club. Since then South and West have met at the monthly teas and the conversation across the teacups has been both enlightening and interesting. In the spring, the club brought a speaker to Chapel in place of the customary stunt. Also, at the end of the school year, the members presented a book to the Emerson library. t ' age Sixty-tvjo THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Commuter’s Club President Jane Gilbert Vice-President Lillian Ricker Secretary Elizabeth Perkins Treasurer Ann Snyder No longer can the Commuter’s Club of Emerson College be classed as a child. It has grown to such an extent that it must now be called a full-grown, adept organi- zation, with its own officers chosen by the members and the members chosen from the entire student body, each with the desire to succeed and the will power to do so. The first semester’s activities commenced with a short skit which took place in chapel and which was primarily a rally call to all commuters to join the cause of the club. The skit, representing two tardy commuters, who, having missed the train, pass the time away in a palmist’s rooms where strange things happen and unusual success is predicted. The skit was written by one of our members, Lillian Ricker, and those taking part were Jane Gilbert, Minnie Dorn, and Elizabeth Perkins. The second semester holds many pleasant and interesting things in store both for the club and for the college, and it is indeed with great joy that we look ahead into the future and what it has in store for us. Page Sixty-three T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Menorah Society The Menorah Society opened its fifth year at Emerson College in October, 1930 under the leadership of Helen Fish, President; Ruth Ritter, Vice-president; Sara Sobiloff, Secretary; Toba Berman, Treasurer; and Freda Rubin, Chairman of the Executive Committee. The organization did much to make its existence significant. I wo meetings a month were held, one meeting was devoted to the business of the society, the other was devoted to lectures concerning the growth and meaning of Judaism. These lec- tures were given by various members of the society and were followed by round table discussions. The opening social event was the annual welcome supper and bridge tendered the Freshmen and held at the Southern House, Brookline. This was followed by the annual formal dance held in December in the Crystal Ballroom of the Kenmore Hotel. The proceeds of this dance form the Walter Bradley Tripp Scholarship which is given annually to a worthy student. The members of the society have been very active in the Intercollegiate Society of Menorah of Boston and New York. Some have poured at the teas given at the various colleges; while others have been ushers at lectures held at colleges. Another outstanding event will be tbe annual play produced during chapel. ' J he organization has been very successful during the past year and grows with the coming years. Page Sixty-four T H E K M E R S O N I A N 1931 Y. YV. C. A. The Y. W. C. A., organized in 1915, has had a most successful year. We have tried to follow the purpose, which is, “to live a full and creative life through a grow- ing knowledge of God, to have a part in making this life possible for all other people, and to seek to understand Jesus and to follow Him.” Emerson opened its season with a delightful tea held in the student’s quarters in the Y. W. C. A. building. Here, all students are welcome at any time. Girls come for fun, fellowship, quiet, rest, play, study or talk. Interesting inter-racial problems have been studied the first Thursday of every month at the Y. W. C. A. A mid-winter conference was held at Poland Springs, Maine, at which time the different officers of the Cabinet met with corresponding officers of other cabinets and discussed the problems in their chapters. Emerson had a large representation at theater night and the Y. W. C. A. is depending on Emerson to blossom forth on “Stunt Night,” which it to be held in the spring. A roller skating party was held recently and Grace Healey was awarded first prize since she was able to stay on her feet the longest. Ruth Elane Madden, Secretary-Treasurer. Pat e Sixty- five T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Newman Club The Newman Club of Emerson College has been very active during this year, which was started with an unusual Welcome Tea to the freshmen. Meetings were held on the first Monday of every month. On November six- teenth, the New England Province of the Federation of College Catholic Clubs gave a breakfast at the University Club; Miss Eloar of Emerson was Chairman of the breakfast. The Newman Club is closely affiliated with the Federation in their social activi- ties. A charity bureau has been started by the Federation, and the Newman Club has charge of the dramatics. The girls visit the various hospitals and give readings and short plays to bring a bit of pleasure to the “shut-ins.” Inter-collegiate dances have been given with Boston University and with Tech. The club is preparing for the Federation week-end which includes a formal dance, a tea and breakfast besides many trips to historical spots in Boston. The Newman Club also hopes to bring Rev. Ahearn to speak in Chapel. He is frequently heard over the radio and is well known as an interesting speaker. The club is small, and even though it does not seem to be very active around Emerson, it is more than busy with the Federation. The seniors wish the future Newmanites every success and happiness in their connection with the Newman Club. Martha M. Haney, Secretary . Page Sixty-six T H E E M ERSONIAN 193! Canadian Club The Canadian Club is one of the smallest organizations in the college. However, it is by no means lacking in enthusiasm. Last year the club accomplished many things of which we are justly proud. It became a member of the Boston Canadian Club and representatives of the Emerson Club were privileged to attend one of these meet- ings. Through their kindly assistance we hope to accomplish even more in the future. This year the land of the Maple Leaf sent us four new Emersonians. Ruth McDonald and Marjory Hicks have come from Nova Scotia, while Ontario claims Isabel McLean and Cleda Hallet. We extend to them a very cordial and hearty welcome. The annual elections which were held in the autumn awarded the presidency to Molly McDonald, while Vera Breckenridge was elected secretary. Both of these girls are residents of Toronto, Ontario. The executive staff has planned many in- teresting events for the coming season. Although it is a difficult proposition in an organization consisting of six mem- bers to do anything vital in the life of a college, we are capable of cherishing some very inspiring hopes for the ensuing years. Our aspiration is a greater Canadian Club for the future, a club which may become a living and necessary part of our college life, and a club which may do great and noble things for its dearly beloved Alma Mater. Page Sixty-seven THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Recreation Club President Frances Nagle Vice-President Barbara Locke Secretory-Treasurer Gertrude Williams The worthy organization, known in its extreme infancy as the Recreation Club, was started only this year, but it has now budded out under the name Health and Goodfellowship Club. Already it has developed in membership and power, and soon we expect it to be an independent full-grown organization capable of standing on its own feet! This club marks a new epoch in the history of Emerson College, and it was brought about through the realization of a few far-sighted students that the college, being without a campus, should have a worthy substitute to offer its students. And so under the sponsorship and helpful supervision of Miss Elsie Riddell, this club has been brought to life by a few enthusiastic instigators with the fervent hope that it will not only exist, but will grow and in time become indispensable to the college. Various girls are in charge of the different activities, and with such a wide scope to choose from, including everything from skating to swimming, hiking to horseback riding, surely each student, if not already interested in the varied activities, can soon develop an interest in one or more of these activities. Plans for regular play days between the classes are well in order, and it is the wish of the members that before long students may expend a little of their enthusiasm and no small amount of healthful energy in a beneficial weekend trip to the mountains or seashore. . . . All great things have small beginnings, so here’s hoping! Page Sixty-eight THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Kappa Gamma Chi Founded: 1890 at Ohio Wesleyan Established at Emerson College of Oratory 1902 Alpha — -Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass. Colors — Green and White Jewels — Emerald and Pearl Flowers — Lily-of-the- valley HONORARY MEMBERS Jessie Eldridge South wick. Ella McDuffie Ross Agxes Knox Black Ethel Vienna Bailey Grace Burrage Kenney Sarah McCrystal Kelley Adelaide Patterson M arjorie Knapp Margaret Penick Leitner Gertrude Binley Kay President Vice-President . Secretary Rec. . Secretary Cor. . Treasurer Sergeant-at-A rrns OFFICERS Alice Penny Ruth Stephens Ellen Hinig Frances Motherway Madlyn Leonard Grace Healey Page Sixty-nine THE EMERSONIAN 1931 ACTIVE MEMBERS 1931 Gertrude Knowles Myrtie Brackley Rosamond Taylor Ruth Harris La Verne Scheid Betty Harrigan Elizabeth Hardwick Grace Healey Frances Motherway Lu E. Elizabeth Langille Martha Haney Jane Holland Louise Maguire Rachel Spinney Agnes Shea Laura Nye 1932 Dorothy Morris Harriet Johnson lle McFadden 1933 Alice Penny Madlyn Leonard Clarice Penney Ruth Stevens Gertrude Muldowney Ellen Hinig Nancy Elliott Belle Sylvester Dorthea Thompson Ruth Campbell Joyce Hines PLEDGES Alene Lincoln Irma Baker Mabel Taylor Helen Read Frances Mills Margaret Ash Geraldine Le Veille Virginia Best The Alpha Chapter of Kappa Gamma Chi sorority has entertained at various times throughout the year, the first being an open house tea for the faculty and students of Emerson College. By means of dances given once a month, the Kappa girls are contributing to the endowment fund by maintaining Lois Owen Teale’s insurance policy. Among the dances given were a Hallowe’en dance, a Christmas dance, and a formal on the Saturday evening following “Prom. " CHAPTER HOUSE — 202 Bay State Road, Boston, Mass. Page Seventy-one THE E M ERSONIAN 1931 Phi Mu Gamma Founded 1898 at Hollins, V irginia Established at Emerson College of Oratory, 1902 CHAPTER ROLL Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory Beta — Northwestern University Gamma — Drake University Delta — Kansas City Teachers College Epsilon — Simpson College Zeta — Kansas City Horner University Eta — University of Washington Kappa — New River State School Colors — Blue — black- F lowers — Sweetheart Jewels — Turquoise ai Lambda — Northwestern School of Speech Arts Mu — Kansas City Teachers College Nu — James Milliken University Xi — Chicago Musical College Omicrox — Kansas City Horner Con- servatory Pr — Sally Sharp School of Speech -gold rose and for-get-me-not d pearl HONARARY MEMBERS President, Henry Lawrence Southwick Belford Forrest Joseph E. Connor Edna Shaw Grover Shaw Frances L. Pote Agnes Knox Black Bertha Hartley President Vice-President Secretary T reasurer . . . ASSOCIATE MEMBER OFFICERS Grand Historian .Marion Beecher Quin Anne Ryan Evelyn Haney Margaret Schmavonian Page Seventy-three THE E M ERSONIAN 1931 ACTIVE MEMBERS 1931 Mildred Jones Molly McDonald Dorothy Krock Lucie May Sharon 1932 Annette Mundy Catherine Bl t rkholder Gardner Gladys Sage Edith Dineen Lillian Munson Barbara Palmer Anne Ryan Mildred Buchanan Rosemary Richmond Evelyn Haney Gladys Church Marion Quin 1933 Thelma Flinn Olive Wood Rosamond Crosbie Margaret Schmavonian Dorothy Collins Catherine George Ruth MacDonald Mabel Friar Edna Patricia McGuire PLEDGES Therese Dupries Janice Wightman Ida Lee Hayes Priscilla Taylor Waldeen Mills A very happy and auspicious event of this year was our merger with Lambda Phi Delta. We greeted the fall season with an open house tea for the students and facultv of the college. Before the close of college for the Christmas holidays we entertained our pledges at a tea dance. Our traditional scholarship play was our most tremendous activity. We presented George Bernard Shaw’s “Candida” at the Elizabeth Peabody Theater. According to our usual custom, we gave an after “prom” tea. CHAPTER HOUSE — 189 Bay State Road, Boston, Mass. Page Seventy-four THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Sigma Delta Chi Founded 1928 at Emerson College of Oratory Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass. Colors — Orchid and green Flowers — Red rose and lily-of-the-valley Jewel — Pearl HONARARY MEMBERS Lois Teal Owen Joseph E. Connor Belford Forrest Amelia Green Wyner FIarry L. Kozol OFFICERS President Vice-President ■ . . Secretary- T reasurer Ho use President . . Esther Nighbert Edna Lowenberg Lenore Goldberg Fay Garber ACTIVE MEMBERS 1931 Edna Lowenberg Minnie Lee Aleskin Leona Rothstein Beal Page S evenly- five T HE E M E R S O N I A N 193 1 1932 Fav Garber Esther Nighbert Lenore Goldberg 1933 Toba Berman Dorothy Bloomberg Celia Cohen Dorothy Fox Selma Jacobs Bernice Shaftmaster Mazie Weissmax Claire Safier Fraxces Cohen Gladys Radding PLEDGES Eleanor Lowenthal Carlyx Myers Sylvia Lewenberg Zeporah Zuckerman t Sigma Delta Chi, though still in its youth, has made a place for itself and ad- mirably kept to the standards and high ideals established by its founders. Our social season opened with an informal student tea early in November. Shortly after, a tea dance was given in honor of our pledges. Our annual “after prom formal” at the chapter house proved to be a gala event, leaving all who attended with many happy memories. CHAP TER HOUSE — 187 Bay State Road, Boston, Mass. mttm Page Seventy-seven THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Zeta Phi Eta Founded 1893 at Emerson College of Oratory Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory Beta — Northwestern School of Speech Delta — Syracuse University Epsilon — Brenau College Zeta — Southern Methodist University Gamma — Drake University Eta — University of Southern California Theta — Coe College Iota — -University of North Dakota Kappa — Washington University, St. Louis Lambda — Michigan University Mu — Washington University, Seattle Nu — University of California Xi — University of Alabama CHAPTER ROLL Colors — Rose and white Jewel — Pearl Flower — La France Rose HONARARY MEMBERS Edward Philip Hicks Ella G. Stockdale Mary E. Gatchell Rev. Allen A. Stockdale Louise Dresser Agnes Knox Black Claude Fisher President, Henry Lawrence Southwick Sarah Neil Dowling Cornelia Otis Skinner ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Gertrude Chamberlain Elvie B. Willard Klonda Lynn Maude G. Hicks Gertrude I. McQuesten Elsie R. Riddell Meade Sewell Page Seventy-nine T H E E M E R S O N I A N 1931 OFFICERS President J ice-P resident . Secretary Rec. . Secretary Car. . Treasurer Marshal Social Chairman Nancy Atwell . . Felicie Strickland Margaret O’Donnell . Gertrude Williams Ann Hkr og . Mary Frances Bell Marion Wall ACTIVE MEMBERS 1931 Nancy Atwell Mary Frances Beli 1932 Marjorie Williams Rosamond MacRae Jeannette Scheidt Margaret O’Donnell Gertrude Williams Ruth Short Felicie Strickland M arion Wall Rhoda Williams Ann Herzoc Margaret Waldo Lenore McLe AN 1933 Eleanor Pusey PLEDGES Dolerita Sullivan Fredericka Olsson Priscilla Waldron Nora Marlowe Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Eta opened its social activities for 1930-31 with the traditional Colonial Tea. Zeta Toy Theater presented “Outside Eden” and “Paolo and Francesca” at the house before the Christmas vacation. " T hey were both heartily received by the students and faculty, as well as the Emerson College Club. The Zamhoree, which is given annually for the benefit of the Endowment Fund, was as usual a financial and social success. CHAPTER HOUSE — 919 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. Daisy Pearce Towill Florence Tyler Lynette Terry Page Eighty THE E M E R S O N I A N 1931 Founded 1902, Emerson College of Oratory Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass. Beta — University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Gamma — University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. Delta — Leland Stanford University, Berkley, Calif. Epsilon — University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, M inn. Zeta — Caroll Co llege, Waukesha Wis. Theta — Northwestern College, Napeville, 111. Iota — University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. Kappa — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. Lambda — University of Texas, Austin, Texas Mu — University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. Nu — Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore. Omicron — State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kan. Pi — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. HONARARY MEMBERS Alfred E. Lunt New York Theatre Guild President, Henry Lawrence South wick ACTIVE MEMBERS Grover C. Shaw Robert Howes Burnham Joseph Edward Connor Stanley C. Mason Gardner Weeks Handy Alfred Angus MacLennan Clyde Walton Dow Page Eighty-one THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Emerson Hall 1930-31 has been a very successful one for Emerson Hall. We opened the season with a Sunday afternoon tea to which all members of the faculty, student body, and friends of the College were invited. Our next social event was the entertaining of the Emerson Club of Boston. We enjoyed having them and hope that they will make their visit a yearly event. On February twelfth several of the trustees of the college and their wives were our dinner guests. We are not boasting, but we should like to quote from Mr. Chase’s letter, sent to Dean after his visit. “I have seen a good many schools and college dormatories and I think you can pride yourself on the fact that you excel ’most anything that I have ever seen.” We, who are leaving, wish good luck to the Dorm which has been our home for the past four years and we are sure that the incoming classes will enjoy their stay at 373 at much as we have. Page Eighty -three S C ATTER S HOT S SCATTER SHOTS r H E E M E R S O N T A N 1931 “ Our Junior Faculty’ ' Page liighty-six THE E M E R SONIAN 1931 Activities, 1930-31 September 30 — Opening Day Address — “Criticism " — President Southwick. October 5— Opening Tea — Emerson Residence. October 6 — Sophomore Party for the Freshmen. October 0 — Rev. Henry Hallam Saunderson, “Our Puritan Inheritance. " October 15 — Artist’s Recital Course — Mr. Grover Shaw — " The Passing of the I ' hird Floor Back.” October 16 — Thursday Lecture course- — Prof. Edward Abner Thompson, “Rhythm.” October 19 — Phi Mu Gamma Tea. October 22 — Artist’s Recital Course — Henry Lawrence Southwick — “Richelieu. " October 23 — Thursday Lecture Course — President Southwick — “Patrick Henry — - a Splendid Rebel.” October 26 — Zeta Phi Eta Colonial Tea. October 29 — Artist’s Recital Course— Mr. 1. M. Cochran — “Macbeth.” October 30 — Thursday Lecture Course — Clayton Hamilton — “The Jew that Shakespeare Drew.” November 1 — Children’s Theatre — “The Steadfast Tin Soldier.” November 5 — Artist’s Recital Course — Mrs. Jessie E. Southwick- — -“Faust.” November 6 — Freshman-Sophomore Debate — “Should the College Man be a Snob?” November 12 — Artist’s Recital Course — Joseph E. Connor — “The Gypsy Trail.” November 13 — Thursday Lecture Course — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana — “Russian Drama.” November 19 — Artist’s Recital Course — Mr. Sherwin Lawrence Cook — “The Skin Game.” November 20 — Lecture period conducted by Journalism class — Speaker, Mr. An- thony J. Philpott. November 21 — Chapel speaker — Judge Ben Lindsey. December 4 — Founder’s Day Address — Dr. Russell Henry Stafford. December 5 — Menorah Dance — Kenmore Hotel. December 9 — Senior Revival Play — “Cymbeline.” December 11 — Speaker — Maurice Colburne of Theater Guild — “My Friend Bern- ard Shaw.” December 13 — Children ' s Theater — “Little Madcap ' s Journey.” December 15-16-17 — Zeta Toy Theater. I nt) Eighty-seven T H E E M E R SONI A N 1 93 1 December 18 — First Senior Recital. December 19 — Chapel Christmas Carol Service. January 8 — 1 hursday Lecture Course — Elmer Tenyon, Theatre Guild — “Tur- genev, Playwright.” January 15 — Second Senior Recital. January 22 — Third Senior Recital. February 5 — Fourth Senior Recital. February 7 — Children ' s Theatre — “The Snow Queen.” February 19 — Phi Mu Gamma Scholarship Play “Candida.” February 21 — First Civic Performance — “The Snow Queen.” February 2-1 — Debate — Emerson versus Univirsity of Maine — “Unemployment In- surance. " February 25 — Opening of Junior Week — Song Day — “Sailors Reminiscing.” February 26 — Junior-Senior Debate — “Is Democracy a Failure?” February 27 — Junior Stunt — “Street Scene” Junior Promenade, Longwood Towers. March 3 — Debate — Emerson versus University of New Hampshire — “Unem- ployment Insurance.” March 5 — The Groundlings, Men’s Club, “The Wild Duck.” March 10 — Mrs. Willard — Story telling class — Emerson College Club. March 18 — Debate — Emerson versus Women’s team, University of Maine “Talkie Movies and Stage Drama.” M arch 19 — Sophomore Pantomime. March 20 — Lenten Music in Chapel. April 9 — Thursday Lecture Course — Mrs. Joseph Mahoney, Illustrated Lec- ture. April 10 — Chapel speaker — Bishop Booth of Vermont. April 16 — Freshman Stunt. April 17 — Sophomore Hop. Who’s Who? 1. Settie .1 . Hutchins 5. Robert H. Burnham 2. President Henry Lawrence Southwick 6. Dean Harry S. Ross 3. Ethel I ' . Bailey 7. Priscilla C. Puffer 4. Joseph E. Connor 8. President and Airs. Southwick 9. William H. Kenney I ' ar e Eighty-eight THE EMERS O N IAN 1931 EMERSON COLLEGE OF ORATORY HENRY LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK, President FIFTY-FIRST SCHOLASTIC YEAR, 1930-1931 First S emester opened in September Second Semester opens February 2 English Literature, Pedagogy, Rhetoric, Dramatic Art, Play Writing, Story Telling, Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Culture, Lectures, Readings and Recitals. Scientific and Practical Work in Even ' Department. LOUR-YEAR COURSE WITH DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF LITERARY INTERPRETATION In the College Residence the student enjoys all the pleasures and privileges of college life under the protec- tion of a well-regulated home, a resident matron being in charge. For Catalogue and further information address HARRY SEYMOUR ROSS, Dean 30 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts Page Eighty-nine THE E M ERSONIAN 1931 Compliments Compliments of of KAPPA GAMMA CHI PHI MU GAMMA Compliments Compliments of of SIGMA DELTA CHI ZETA PHI ETA Pei( e Ninety THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Compliments of of THE SENIOR CLASS Compliments of of THE SOPHOMORE CLASS Page Ninety-one THE EMERSONIAN 1931 Compliments of the EMERSON COLLEGE RESIDENCE Compliments TRINITY FLORIST of Flowers for Every Occasion THE FRESHMAN CLASS 28 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts Page N inety-tivo T HE E M ERSONIAN 193 1 In th ij Xiong ‘IgiiiL you and your friends will prize the portrait that looks like you — your truest self, free from stage effects and little con- ceits. It is in this “long run” photography that PURDY success has been won. Portraiture by the camera that one cannot laugh at or cry over in later years. 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