Emerson College - Emersonian Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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! (Emergon College Eibrarp I 1 1 Founded by The Emerson Student Body of the Year 1892-93 f’ y i ' ' ■■ V j ;Y i ' fe:’’. Kf. fe ' ■ » r ■b“l ? Foreword The curtain rises on the Drama of Emerson College, enacted during the year 1931-1932, and you are invited to witness some of the principal acts and scenes of the play. Soon, the curtain will fall on this play, but the contacts with its directors, the experience gained from its production, and the lasting friendships made among the actors will help us to enact the Greater Drama of Life. EMERSON COLLEQE Table of Contents Act One . Faculty Act Two . Classes Act Three Who’s Who Section Act Four . The Drama Act Five . Organizations Act Six Humor and Advertisements " w We. the Class of 1932, have found a friend whose sympathetic heart is ever open, whose sage advice is ever ready, whose unselfish soul is ardently devoted to the help and en- couragement of inexperienced minds — so, as a token of our grateful ap- preciation, and profound respect, we dedicate this volume to the masterful moulder of our characters Dean Harry Seymour Ross. Year Book Staff Hditor-in-Chief Margaret Schmavonian Assistant Editor Gertrude Muldowney Literary Editor . Frances Nagle Business Manager . . Barbara Locke Photographic Editor Maizie Weissman Art Editor .... . Clara Cushman Humor Editor Ellen Hinig Advertising Manager . Rose Williams Plu]c Six President Henry Lawrence Southwick Page F.ight List of Faculty Henry Lawrence Southwick. President Harry Seymour Ross. Dean William Howland Kenney Jessie Eldridge Southwick Adelaide Patterson Agnes Knox Black Elvie Burnett Willard Priscilla C. Puffer Robert Howes Burnham Elsie R. Riddell Joseph E. Connor Harry L. Kozol Ethel Vienna Bailey Gertrude Binley Kay Sands Chipman H. James Rockel Grover G. Shaw Edna M. Shaw Hope James George Demetcr Elmer Hall Paul Kelsey Sidney Lovett Prank Scammell William H. Kenney Joseph E. Connor Page Nine Page Ten Hope James Ethel Vienna Bailey Page Eleven Elsie R. Riddell Elvie Burnett Willard Page T wel ve Elmer Hall H. James Rockel Edna M. Shaw Page Thirteen Jilt jiHinumnaiu Ghrtrude McQuesten Senior Class History The curtain is slowly descending on the last act of the Drama of the Class of 1932. Let us review the former acts, and recall some of our greatest suc- cesses. 7 he first act takes places in 1 928. It is late fall. Ninety Freshmen have just enrolled as actors in the great drama that unrolls before us. The first im- portant event in the lives of these actors was the Freshman Stunt, written by one of the talented stars of the play. 7 ' he second act has for its scene the Halls of Emerson, as did the first. It is again in the fall of the year, but the year is 19 30. The Pantomime produced during this act is still being discussed in this school. Of course a dance must grace the year, and so it did. The Sophomore Hop was a great success. By this time some of the actors have left the play to seek careers elsewhere. There are many loyal ones who are left, however, and they carry on to the third act of this performance. Act three takes place in October, 1931. The test of the actors came in the production of the inevitable Year Book. Much concentrated work ensued, and finally a dream became a reality — the ‘ ' Emersonian ’ was a success. The next calendar date of Junior importance was the program for Junior Week. There was a Debate, a highly entertaining Sailor Chorus and Mutiny, and a Stunt: lastly the Junior Promenade which completed the big week. Act four at last! With " God of our Fathers’’ and ‘‘O such a commotion’’ voices the Supreme Seniors with daring dignity approach the throne vacated by the Class of 1931. A few weeks of effort pass, and once more a Revival Play is cast. ‘‘The Man of Mode’’ has its brief time in the spot light, and is over. The climax of the play comes with Commencement. There is, of course, a Commencement Play, Recitals, Teas, Diplomas, and the curtain descends on this Drama, A better Drama awaits the actors. Page Sixteen MARIE BARON Class Stunt 2, 3. Revival Plaq. Menorah Soaetq. Here ' s to one of the best dressed girls in Emerson. We wonder how Marie ever gets her lessons, she never knows the assignment until two minutes before class: however, we are willing to admit that she does get them, which is the important thing after all. VERA BRECKENRIDGE Canadian Club 3. 4. Once more Canada bestows upon Emerson an intellectual miss, possessing a quiet dreamy air, and a charming personality. She is only " five feet two. eyes of blue " but beware of her in debate: her keen wit will cut any argument into splinters. She quietly slipped into her place in our company: suffice it to say that we like her. GENA BROWN Recitals 3. With a keen interest in both the play and the players of this drama. Gena has proved her- self a " true Emersonian. " Although Gena has fallen down, literally, several times in her college career, she has never fallen down in her work, and we feel sure she never will. MILDRED BUCHANAN. D M F Freshman Stunt Committe e. Class Treasurer 3. Junior-Senior Debate 3. Senior Vice President. Revival Play. Forensic Union 3, 4. Recitals 2, 3, 4. A prominent member of the cast, with a personality individual as it is attractive. Although Millie keeps herself secluded from us except during classes, we find her outstanding there. A talented actress, a keen debater, and a sincere friend. Life would have to be hard indeed to break down such strong fortifications. BEVERLY BULLOCK Sec’y Commuter’s Club. Class Stunts . 3. Revival Play. Student Government Representative 4. It would be hard to separate Beverly from her gum. Perhaps the incessant chewing gives her energy, certainly she displays that characteristic in all she undertakes. We hope she won ' t forsake the Purple and Gold of Emerson for the Green and White of — well, any other institution. Page Seventeen NATALIE CASGRAIN Class Stunt 1. Commuter ' s Club. Junior Week I ' here is always a class “giggler” and wc nominate Natalie for ours — she seems to enjoy everything to the nth degree. Her wholeheartcdness will win her a place anywhere, just as it has here at Emerson. GLADYS CHURCH, I M L Historian M I ' 4 “Anybody seen Ida Lee? " Long after you are gone will these familiar words echo through Emerson Halls, as will the record of your scholastic achievements. May your “experi- ences " in the theatre of life be as worthy of applause as your work in Emerson. SYLVIA COHEN Class Stunt Z. Junior Week. Commuter ' s Club. Menorah Forensic Union 3. 4. Year Book Staff 3. Year Book Dance Committee 3. Sylvia is the rare possessor of a true “Kenney Voice. " and this is only one of her many admirable qualities. Dramatic talent, debating ability, a cooperative spirit — everything nice can be said about Sylvia. With her looks, her brains, and her poise, she is sure to make a mark for herself anywhere. EDITH DINNEEN, I M L Class Stunt I, 2, 3. Recitals 3. Revival Play. One of the sweet ingenues of our cast! Not only has she distinguished herself as an actress in our company, but she has proved her capability as a director of small companies in Com- munity Drama. We predict a golden future for you. with the title of “the second Mrs. Kay. " PHYLLIS DORR It did not take us long to find that Phyl possessed some unusual qualities. She is always ready for anything that promises a good time, and better yet. always willing to help in any worthy enterprise. If you do not know Phyl, you have missed a great deal. ELIZABETH DUDLEY Has anyone ever been known to hand in a longer, better-prepared paper than Betty? She is versatile, being gifted in the artistic and musical lines as well as the dramatic. She has won many laurels in the field of Journalism, too. Her record is one of achievement. Page Eighteen RUl ' H FILENE Commuter ' s Club Ruth Filenc is one of the kind that is always cheerful, doing her work faithfully, and thereby getting results. The perseverance she has shown in school will make her successful in whatever she is planning to undertake. FAY GARBER, .A X Class Stunt 2. Song Day T Revival Play. House-President 2lAX i. Fay must have been the inspiration of that popular song. " Incomparable. Irresistible You. " We shall always remember her supreme technique in mastering those tense moments in Dramatic Training scenes. Like Caesar, she had but to cross the Charles, and all declared that " She came, she saw, she conquered. " DOROTHY GODDARD If you cannot find this little blonde anywhere, just look on the back row in Expressive V ' oice. and if you see a Dot on the horizon, that ' s Dorothy Goddard, unless it happens to be Dorothy Streete. These two are always together, and have earned for themselves the title of the " Heavenly Twins. " However, we have our suspicions about the modifying adjectivcl LENORE GOLDBERG, X A X Class Stunt I, 2, 2. Secretary-Treasurer YAX ?. Revival Play. Vtce President 22 A 4 . To those who know, Lenore is essentially " Happy, " but to those who do not know. Lenore is essentially dreamy: however, all will admit that she is charmingly wholesome, and possesses a wealth of talent in the Terpsichorean Art. We know that her personality will make those about her happy. JEAN GE ORGE Class Stunt 2. T Song Day 3. Class Secretary 3. Recitals 4. Revival Play. The vocalist of our Company, the custodian of our books, and the witch of our Children ' s T heatre. Such versatility is the joy of every Emersonian. We hear, Jean, that you are very fond of Boston beens. Never mind, with your ambition and perseverance, you are sure to make a mark in the world. Page Nineteen CATHERINE GEORGE, I M E It is difficult to find a girl who is always the same, yet in Kay that quality is always present. She is a girl endowed with a sweet disposition and no small share of ability. One can always depend upon her for sincerity and faithfulness. GLADYS HALL Class Stunt Z, 3. Recitals 1. Here is a girl who is lovable and sweet. Her quiet a ir and t|ruly sympathetic character endear her to us all. She has been an active and useful member of our Cast, and we hate to lose her. GARDNER HANDY. I A T Class Secretary I. Men ' s Club. Men ' s Club Play. Recital 3. What makes Gardner look so forlorn He does not seem the same without his shadow. Nevertheless, Gardner is a good student and a hard worker. At present he seems to be under- studying Mrs. Puffer. We feel safe in saying he will go far in his chosen profession, whether it be teaching Gesture or something else equally worthy. EVELYN HANEY, «I) M L Class Stunt I, Z, 3. Revival Play. Secretary I M F ■ . It sounds rather trite to say " she wears well, " yet that phrase is true of Ev. The better we know her, the better we like her. She is quiet and unassuming, but her constant endeavor and earnest ambition will win her laurels in whatever she may undertake to do in the future. HILDA HAYES Class Stunt 3. Hilda is quiet but one need not be noisy to be a good student. Her perseverance and strength of character are weapons that will fortify her against any obstacles that might arise in her path. We know she will climb steadily toward her goal. Page T wenty IDA LEE HAYES, 0 M E Prairie-Plantation Club. Revival Play. Recitals 4. One of the newest members of our company has proved to be one of the best. In classic revivals. Children ' s Theatre plays, or on the recital platform, Ida Lee is equally poised and charm- ing. We only regret that we have not known her longer. ELIZABETH HEAD Class Stunt Z, i. Elizabeth has the size of a Goliath, vertically; but every inch of her stature must be suffused with energy and perseverance. Although we do not see her often, what we know of her makes us wish we were better acquainted with this charming girl. GRACE HEALY, K E X Student Government I, Z, 3. Class President Z, 3, 4. Class Stunt I, Z, 3. Recitals Z. Revival Play. For three years the able manager of the play enacted by the class of 1 93 2. Personality, capability, versatility, all good things rolled into one, that’s Grace. She is an actress who breaks up every rehearsal with a screamingly funny experience. With her goes the never- dying applause of those who have acted with her. ANN HERZOG, Z D H Class President I. Men’s Club Play 3. Ann has only been with us three years, but it did not take us long to learn to like her. Personality plus, leadership, and originality are but a few of the qualities that she possesses. If anyone enjoys a good time it is she: nevertheless she never sacrifices her studies for pleasure. By merit of her recent operation, Ann is now a full fledged member of the " four hundred. " HARRIET JOHNSON, K E X Recitals Z, 3, 4. Men’s Club Play 3. Year Book Staff. Revival Play. Student Government 3, 4, Treasurer 4. Song Day 3. The dashing Romeo of all our school productions. From the day she brought us that little picture of Ireland in " Londonderry Air” she has meant all that is implied in the words " charming and capable actress.” Fler sparkling and irresistible personality is sure to win her future audiences as it has us in this small drama. Page Twenty-one ELECTA KINNEY Electa is graduating a year ahead of her class, and this alone is a good recommendation for her ability and scholastic record. She has always been ready to offer her talents and assistance to others, and she has made friends galore. EVELYN LESHINSKY Class Stunt 2, 3. Recitals 3. Year Book Staff. Commuters ' Club. Treasurer Menorah. Treasurer Forensic Union. Evelyn is one of those rare young ladies who can talk intellectually, intelligently and sen- sibly about everything, no matter what the topic may be. A friend worth having, a con- scientious worker, and a bright student — these characterize Evelyn, RUTH MADDEN Class Stunt I. Junior Prom Committee. Chairman Year Book Dance, Business Manager Year Book. Revival Play. Recitals 4. Ruth ' s splendid work in Children’s Theatre is merely an indication of what she is capable of doing when the occasion arises. She is a natural leader, and we feel fortunate that we have had her to assume so many important responsibilities for her class. If we were to characterize Ruth in one word, we all agree the word would be " busy. " HARRIET MALONE Class Stunt 2, 3. Recitals 2. 4. Quiet, unassuming, never asserting her superiority in any way; nevertheless Harriet has won for herself many laurels in the field of dramatic work. She has been particularly out- standing in recitals. She is persevering in all things, and consequently she achieves her goal in all things. JEAN MATTHEWS Stage Manager Stunt 2. Senior Play Committee. Jean is another girl who is not noisy, but she makes her presence felt through her good work in everything. She is admired by all for her enthusiasm and good sportsmanship in all things. How fortunate we are to know her, and to be able to wish her all happiness! Page T wenty - 1 wo LENORE McLEAN, Z H Lenore is a very distinctive individual. She came to us later than most of the class, but this has not prevented us from getting to know her, and like her. She is a true student, one with a sincere ambition to acquire knowledge. We know this same ambition will lead her to suc- cess in the future. EDWARD MEYER Class Stunt 3. Junior Recital. Forensic Union. Vice President Men’s Club. Men’s Club Play. Revival Play. Ed is one of the world’s foremost Socialists. He has that ability to “think on his feet” that is so admired at Emerson, and elsewhere. He is a keen debater, but we prefer tO ' picture him sitting in a big chair by a glowing fire, and philosophizing about various subjects. He is endowed with the “gift of gab,” and it is always interesting and worth while to listen to Eddie. His marks stamp him as a good student. DOROTHY MORRIS, K E X Class Stunt I, 2, 3. Recitals 2, 3. Junior Song Day. Recreation Club. Every good company must have a dancer, and we have Dottie. This is not her only ability, however, on the recital platform she is equally outstanding. Her fellow students con- sider her the personification of grace and charm. FRANCES MOTHERWAY, K E X Class Stunt I, 2. Song Day 3. Junior-Senior Debate 3. Little Fran, with her sparkling eyes and friendly smile has charmed many a masculine heart, and not a few girlish souls. Her soft voice, and her eagerness to help and sympathize create an atmosphere of joy wherever she goes. Romantic, loyal and true are some of the qualities that best characterize Fran. ANNETTE MUNDY, T M E Class President 1. Class Stunt 2, 3. Recitals 3. Phi Mu Gamma Play. Chairman Endowment Committee 4. The fiery Titian of our company! Our most vivid picture of Andy is her mad dash through the halls in search of someone or something. She is a genuine optimist; everything is either the “best or funniest in the world!” She will go a long way on her “personality.” A good pal and a grand trouper. Page Twenty-three LILLIAN MUNSON, D M L Class Stunt 1. Z, 3. Year Book Staff. Phi Mu Gamma Play. Year Book Dance Committee. Lillian’s fame is already far-reaching, due to an especially attractive photograph of her in " College Humor. " Her languid pose in the photo belies her real character, for Lil is con- tinually rushing from one task to another. Her work in Children ' s Theatre deserves far greater praise than we can accord her in so few words. MIRIAM MILTON Class Stunt Z. There is not a more earnest student or hardworking girl in the whole school than Miriam. She comes from the far South and possesses all the winning characteristics of a true Southerner. We know success awaits her in the near future. ESTHER NIGHBERT, A X Director Stunt 1. Class Stunt Z, 3. Revival Play. Class Secretary Z. Year Book Staff. Forensic Union. President Forensic Union 4. President — AX 4. Esther ' s soulful eyes proclaim her the dreamer, but her record of scholastic achievements and extra-curricular activities prove that she is essentially a worker. She is an able leader, and what is more important, a true friend. MARGARET O’DONNELL, Z I II Student Government 3. Class Stunt I, Z. President Z !’ II 4. Who could challenge the fact that Peggy is an ideal " Queen of the May. " This perfect l.idy has won a host of friends. She can be captivatingly pert as well as supremely dignified. We predict that her poise and charm will contribute much to her future success. ADELAIDE OSGOOD. Z I II Class Stunt Z, 3. Junior-Senior Debate. President Forensic Union 3. Treasurer Z I H 4. Another formidable enemy on the debating platform. Her debating ability is only one of her virtues. She has given her services efficiently and cheerfully to both the Forensic Union and to her sorority. In addition to all this, her record during her four years at Emerson makes her out to be one with no small share of ability. Page Tiventy-f our ELIZABETH PERKINS Commuters ' Club I, Z, 3. Commuters ' Club Play. Who would ever think that this lady with the enormous blue eyes were so capable in handling c hildren. Her reputation for such excellent work with them should help her in get- ting a husband. Seriously though, her personality plus her ability make an inimitable com- bination. MARION QUIN, D M E Class Stunt I, 3. Social Chairman I M 1 ' i. President M 1 ' 3. Pan- Hellenic Representative Z, 3, 4. Secretary Pan-Hellenic 3. Marion is an individual who has the gift of leadership. Efficient, conscientious, and earn- est, she displays the charm and poise that we all envy. She has been a loyal friend during her four years at Emerson, and we shall all miss her. ROSEMARY RICHMOND, d M E Class Stunt 1, Z, 3. This pert little miss is another of a pair of " Heavenly Twins.” She and Fran are al- ways seen together, whether it be in school, on the street, or at social gatherings. She is a good sport and a good friend. ANN RYAN, I M E Class Stunt I, Z, 3. Class Treasurer I. Student Government 3. Treasurer Student Government 4. Year Book Dance Committee. Anne ' s personality cannot be classified, for it runs a long gamut as do her roles. Before the footlights she makes a most alluring siren, but off stage we find her to be a straight-forward and sincere friend. She is a delightful girl who has carved for herself a niche in our Emerson Hall of Fame. GLADYS SAGE, I) M E Class Stunt I, Z, 3. Recitals 3. Student Government 4. Junior Prom Committee. The Little Madcap of Children’s Theatre Days is growing up, and instead of going to see Santa Claus, she is going out into the world. We are a.ssured that she will fascinate other audi- ences as she has us. Page Twenty-five LOUISE SCOTT, ZTII Recitals 3, 4. Class Stunt 3. President Dormitory 4. President Prairie-Plantation Club. Year Book Staff. Scotty, who joincci our company later than the rest of us, is now one of our stars. An actress whose poise and dependability make her a friend worth having. To this earnest girl from Wyoming we wish the wealth of success that Fortune owes to her. RUTH SHORT Short and Sweet. Ruth’s winsome appeal and amiable disposition make her friendship a valuable link in the life of every one of us. Her altruistic cheerfulness and nobility of ideals have won our hearts. SARA SOBILOFF Class Stunt 2, 3. Song Day. Secretary Menorah. President Menorah 4. Revival Play. After four years Sobby is leaving us. What shall we do without her to listen to our troubles She always has a spare minute between play rehearsals, committee meetings or Men- oiah to give us a little word of sympathy. We shall miss Sobby ' s cheerful smile and willing help long after she is gone, MARJORIE STONE Class Stunt 3. Senior Revival Play, " Holy Grail. " We predict a brilliant future for Marjorie, particularly if she pursues a literary course. Her excellent work in Journalism has proven her abilities along this line. Her ready wit makes her popular in any gathering where she may find herself. THERESA PHILLIPS Class Stunt I, 2. Recitals 2, 3. Untiring energy and resourcefulness characterize Theresa. She is never too busy to give some of her inexhaustible supply of knowledge to those who seek assistance in various studies, especially recitals. Her selection in the finer things of life is unusual. Page Twenty -six DOROTHY STREETE Class Stunt Z. Revival Play. Dorothy may be called a friend by all who know her, for she has that indefinable amiabil- ity which is always a valuable asset. We think, judging from her left hand, that she will abandon the drama for another career. Best luck in everything. MARION WALL, Yd) 1 1 Class Stunt 1, 3. Vice President of Class 3. Song Day. Social Chairman 3. President Student Government 4. The director of this year ' s drama. Like all good directors she is a worthy example for her cast. An able executive, a clever student, a charming personality, a real friend. We shall miss this tall, dark laughing girl, and we hope that her future casts may all learn to love her as we have. ALMA WESTER VELT, d M E Class Stunt Z, 3. Class Secretary 4. Year Book Staff. This dark girl with the twinkling eyes is a student of no mean ability, although she su c- ceeds in trying to disguise the fact. You can’t fool us. Alma. We know your sense of humor will carry you through all the troubles that may come to you in future years: in fact, we pre- dict you’ll come through with flying colors. GERTRUDE WILLIAMS. Z II Class Stunt Z, 3. Chairman Junior Week. Vice President Class I. President Southern Club Z. Secretary -Treasurer Recreation Club 3. Class Treasurer 4. Revival Play. Recitals 4. A fascinating smile, a willing personality, a Southern accent, what more could anyone ask? Gertie is the clever lady who wrote the ballads for the sailor charus on song day, and judging from her list of activities, she is talented in executive lines as well. Our company would be proud if we could claim more like her. ELSIE WYZANSKI Recitals 2. President of Parliamentary Law Class 4. Elsie is another brilliant pupil who is graduating a year ahead of her class. Her scholastic record is one well worthy of pride. MARY SOULE Recitals 4. During the two short years since Mary’s arrival from the University of Maine, we have found her as dependable as the pines of the state from whence she comes. Quietly she has walked among us, yet it has been a quietness backed by power. Page Twenty-seven Junior Class History The curtain has risen on the play of the Class of 1933. We have now reached the third act and the play is in full swing. You will recall how the first act began in the fall of 1929 when these ac- tors first entered Emerson. Although the cast was young and inexperienced, their splendid spirit and unequaled cooperation carried them through this period with flying colors. It was in 1 930 when the curtain again arose. With the same spirit which made them outstanding in promoting the En- dowment Eund Campaign in the preceding year we saw them supporting the Student Government Drive for dues one hundred per cent. We saw them in a drama within a drama when they produced so successfully a series of three Pantomimes. There were two more events even more colorful, perhaps. The Sophomore Hop in its flash of music: and the Debate in its flash of words in which it was proved beyond a doubt that “college men should not be snobs.” Now we are ready to proceed. In this act we are thrown headlong into that climatic scene. Junior Week, which includes Song Day, an enthusiastic Debate, the artistic production of “Kismet,” and a rollicking stunt, culmin- ating in a highly successful Prom. With the lowering of the curtain on this act we await with great anticipa- tion its rising again on the fourth and last act which will take place during 1932-1933. Page Thirty Page Thirty-one Page Thirty-tivo V tjTULhjxU JVanceslXxlJuiuxuj QcliiJvTlDujarcL Page Thirty-three n-CQ i ILs QitU ‘IceTVfuiei (onertjojv T t CDt Kee Ptu l ar ck once 5 rixtjeL TleL IV yiLlmci Page Thirty-four Page Thirty-five UulKOte V Pelle » pxisi l?(3ujtlL Page Thirty-six Song Day JUNIOR WEEK Page Thirty-seven Page Thirty-eight Junior Play Junior Week 1932 saw one of the most successful Junior Weeks ever presented at Emerson. The first event was on Wednesday morning, February 24, in the form of Song Day. Such gaiety and hilarity when twenty members of the junior Class, dressed as youngsters, sang songs to the faculty and to the Seniors! It was a howling success, and everyone, including the participants, had an hour of rare amusement. On Thursday morning was the Junior-Senior Debate, with the Juniors upholding the affirmative of the proposition: “Resolved: That the policy of Capitalism be abandoned in the United States.” The Juniors scored a victory, which added to their pleasure, and helped to make Junior Week an all-round success. The third and perhaps most interesting event of all was the play which took place on Thursday evening. “Kismet,” written by Edward Knoblock, was presented in Huntington Chambers Hall. This was of especial interest, because never before has the Junior Class presented a play. Friday morning brought forth the stunt. “The Fatal Necklace” was the captivating title, and the audience was kept in continual laughter by the antics of hero, heroine, and villain. Junior Week was brought to a climax with the Promenade, given Friday night at the Statler Hotel. Beautiful gowns made a colorful swirl on the dance floor, and to the rhythmic harmony of a well-known orchestra, the hours were danced away, bringing to a close one of the most outstanding and enjoy- able of Junior Weeks. Page Thirty-nine Pens and Pedagogues Page Forty -two Sophomore Class History The Class of 1934 experienced a most successful year as Freshmen and returned to Emerson in the fall of 1931 to continue our Drama. Our Fresh- man Stunt was considered one of the best ever put on at Emerson. Although we lost the Sophomore-Freshman debate we hope to make up for it this year. Class elections were held with the following results; Mable Friar, Presi- dent: Lorena Mowitz, Vice-President; Nora Marlowe, Secretary: and Dolorita Sullivan, Treasurer, Miss Mowitz has taken the Presidency because of Miss Friar’s failure to return to the college, and Mabel Taylor was elected Vice- President to succeed Miss Mowitz. Thus far, everything is bright and rosy for the Sophomores and we are now looking forward to success in our debate and a greater stunt — we must uphold the standards of our predecessors. Page Forty-three Sophomore Class Roll Lillian Alpcrt Rebecca Angoff Margaret Ash Irma Baker Virginia Best Grace Brattin Janice Buck Minerva Bugen Frances Cohn Ruth Cooper Zelda Cotton Mary Desmond Eleanore Dreyful Gordon Duff J herese Dupuis Gladyce Freedman Robert Freeman Ida Gass Ruth Greenburg Ragna Hagen Gladys Hanson Louise Harris Margery Hicks Kathryn Howe Sibyl Howe Jeanette Jackson Gladys King Helen Kingman Geraldine LeVeille Sylvia Lewenberg Janice Ruth MacDonald Nora Marlowe Edna MaGuire Carlyn Meyer Frances Mills Lorena Mowitz Beatrice Mulca hy Marjorie O’Brien Lillian Oikelmus Frederica Olsson Wai-Nong Quong Gladys Radding Helen Read Leola Reuter Eleanor Robinson Beatrice Rosenberg Sarah Rosenthal Alice Schuyler Sylvia Coblenz Smith Rose Solomon Nellie Spotniz Edith Stone Dolorita Sullivan Mabel Taylor Morwenna Tellier Daisy Towill Faith Varney Priscilla Waldron Mary Walker Malcolm White man Page Fortg-four Page Forty-six Freshman Class History All Sophomore, Junior and Senior eyes were cast with grinning glances upon the Emersonian Colloscum where the Freshman class was engaged in the contest of recognition. The timid Frosh had not had the experience of their older countrymen and hoped that they would please their critical audience. However, a spirit of confidence and sincere ambition filled the air so that the grins of the higher Emersonians became mingled with an interest in what was going to happen next. A few events kept the spectators well occupied for some time until one of the most important happenings of the contest was to take place, the election of officers of the Freshman class. The result was a very competent and Abel presi- dent assisted by Doris Saxe, vice-president, Anna Rubinsky, secretary, and Norma Andrew, treasurer. A good exhibit of talent must always have its change from the sublime to the ridiculous. After the solemnity of the election of officers, the spectators were given a most humorous treat with the efforts of the Freshman stunt which proved to be a huge success and William Shakespeare himself would have turned over in his grave if he could have seen Ford and Fady Macbeth planning Dun- can’s death. And so the year closes, but we have even bigger and greater pros- pects for the future. Page Forty-seven Freshman Class Roll Dorothy Abel Alice Adelson Frances Allen Norma Andrew Edith Ankers Lilian Atkins Dorothy Baker Barbara Bates Mildred Beck Janet Brown Alice Cass Helen Cohen Dorothy Cole Dorothy Dean C. Drisko Virginia Dunn Felice Edmondson Helen Fardy Barbara Fillibrown Beryl Fine Elise Ei ne Leonora Eite Catherine George Betty Getchell Esther Goose Dorothy Grant Marion Hamblin Pauline Harmon Delores Harrington Selma Harrison Elizabeth Harvey Rosabelle Howard Lois Huff Betty Hughes Bernice Jainchill Clara Jones Margaret Just Rose Kastrul Helen Kemp Helen Kriegel Noreen Leahy Adrienne Leeman Edna Lewis Kai Ying Li Dorothy MacArthur Sylvia Marcus Lynette Martin John McLaughlin Lauree MacNamec Sylvia Michelson Louise Monroe Marjorie Morgan Louise Neily Esther Nelson Erieda Nevler Roberta Northrup Janet Packer Vera Page Robert Reifsneidcr Lucinda Ripley Marie Robinson Daniel Rothstein Daniel Ruffgarden Anna Rubinsky Deris Saxe Dorothy Seltzer Katherine Sullivan Elsie Taylor Eleanor Turin Elsie Turner Sylvia Uman Pandora Voyalzia Betty Wells Marriette Whittemore Katherine Wood Madeline Woodbridge Dcarothy Zwick Ul " Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. " Page Fifty “Emerson’s answer to ‘Hamlet ' s Speech to the Players ' . “ and still the wonder qrcw. 1 hat one small head could carry all she knew. " Page fifty-one “She doth surpass us all in gentleness of manner.’’ “Beauty is its own excuse for being.’’ Page Fifty-two Page Fifty -four Revival Play 0 The Man of Mode OR SIR FOPLING FLUTTER A Comedy by George Etherege, Esq. Acted at Huntington Chambers Hall, Boston, by the Senior Class of Emerson College, on Thursday Eve d December, at 8 of the Clock. Licensed 3d June. 1676. Roger L’ Estrange LONDON, Printed by F. Macock, for Henry Herringman, at the Sign of the Blew Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange, 1676. DRAMATIS PERSONAE Mr. Dorimant Harriet Johnson Mr. Medley j Marion Wall Old Bellair Gentlemen Edward Meyer Young Bellair 1 Dorothy Streete Sir Eopling Elutter ) Grace Healey Lady Townley Marjorie Stone Emilia j Mildred Buchanan Mrs. Loveit f Gentlewomen Ruth Madden Bellinda Gertrude Williams Lady Wood ail, and Harriet, her Daughter Electa Kinney Ida Lee Hayes Pert 1 and Waiting Women Margaret O’Donnell Busy ) Marie Baron An Orange-woman Sara Sobiloff Mr. Smirk, a Parson Theresa Phillips Handy, a Valet de Chambre Gardner Handy Pages i Pay Garber ■j Lenore Goldberg ( Evelyn Haney Pootmen ( Beverly Bullock -J Ann Ryan ( Edith Dinneen Director Gertrude Binley Kay Assistant Director Esther Nighbert Stage Manager Theresa Phillips Business Managers Ann Ryan, Lillian Munson Costume Director Jean George Courtesy Ethel Vienna Bailey Dancing Director Elsie R. Riddell Scenery and Lighting Elmer Hall Page Fifty-five Kismet Following the idea that everything in life should have an objective, so did the Junior class of 1932 have as its objective, the class play. It was the first Junior class play ever presented, for it had never been done previously either during Junior week or as a class project. By so doing, the class established a new tradition at Emerson. “Kismet” by Edward Knoblock was the play presented. It is an alto- gether fascinating picture of life in Bagdad and was ably directed by Mrs. Gertrude Binley Kay. A stylized set was used with great effectiveness. The Eastern dances, weird music, unusual stylized scenery, and colorful costumes lent a charm true to the Orient. The play was entirely successful, from every standpoint and we of the Junior Class of 1932 have established a new precedent at Emerson, which we trust will continue throughout the years. Surely our success will inspire fu- ture classes, for “the end depends upon the beginning.” Page Fifty -six Ding-Dong Bell — Pussy’s in the Well A Play in Three Acts and an Epilogue By Dorothy Gillette Hyde THE CAST Pinky . , Jeannette Jackson Tim . . Janice Wightman Puss — a black cat Geralciine LeVeillc Mr. Phillip — a strange old fellow ,, Gordon Duff Pulcherino — a pirate ' s parrot Ida Lee Hayes Captain Rollo — a parrot ' s pirate Ragna Hagen 1st Pirate Minerva Bugen 2nd Pirate , I.ilyan A I pert Flipper Little — a pirate who never grew ,, Gladys Hall Blinky Dink — the moon man Frances Overlock Buttons ) ( Hilda Hayes Diblit ■ Three little Howly-wows Betty Angoff Smiles ) t Zelda Cotton The Donkey , , Nora Marlowe Mrs. Blinky Louise Stevens A Red Jolly Old Man Irma Baker ACT I By the Old Well ACT II In the Pirate’s Den ACT III Howly-Wow Land at the Door of the Moon EPILOGUE Home Again by the Old Well EXECUTIVE STAFF — SEASON 19M-1932 Director .. Mrs. Gertrude Binley Kay Associate Director . Miss Ethel Vienna Bailey Art Director Elmer Hall Director of Make-Up ,, , Robert Howes Burnham Director of Dancing Miss Elsie R. Riddell Publicity Director Sands Chipman Page Fifty-seven The Rescue of Santa Claus A Christmas Extravaganza By Isabel Anderson Music by Mr. Arthur Weld Arranged by Mr. Roy Stoughton THE CAST King Foxy Sour Dough, a hunter Blue Nose i Long Tooth Queen of the Waterfall Cutie, a pet bear Penguins Santa Claus Indians Papooses Foxes Water Fairies Polar Bear Sleigh Bell Fairies White Owls Jewels : G nomes Gordon Duff Nora Marlowe j Beatrice Mulcahy } Gladyce Freedman Edith Stone Zelda Cotton Lillian Oikelmus, Janice Buck Malcolm White Ida Lee Hayes, Betty Angoff, Sylvia Kupinsky Minerva Bugen, Lillian Alpert Frances Overlock, Gladys Hall, Hilda Hayes, Nellie Spotniz, Gladys Hanson Sybil Howe, Faith Varney, Janice Wightman, Louise Stevens, Adrienne Leeman, Marjorie O ' Brien Ragna Hagen Geraldine LaVeille, Anne Snider, Beatrice Rosenberg Jeannette Jackson, Irma Baker Rosamond Crosbie, Felice Edmondson, Kathryn Howe, Helen Palmer, Bernice Shafmaster, Rosaria Williams ACT I King Foxy ' s Ice Cave, Muir Glacier. Alaska AC ' F 11 The Same Page Fifty-eight The Land of Oz A Play m Three Acts Dramalizcd by ELIZABETH FULLER GOODSPEED From the Story by L. FRANK BAUN Her Attendants THE CAST Ragna Hagen Ida Lee Hayes Minerva Bugen Malcolm Whit,e Gladys Hall Nora Marlowe I.ilyan Alpert Janice Buck - Gordon Duff Rebecca Angoff Dan Brienze Janice Wightman ' Jeannette Jackson I Geraldine LcVeillc Hilda Hayes Beatrice Mulcahy. Gladycc Freedman, Zclda Cotton, Edith Stone, Harriet Johnson, Jean Matthews Soldiers of General Ginger ' s Army Louise Stevens. Lilyan Alpert. Faith Varney, Frances Overlock. Sibyl Howe. Lillian Oikelmas , . Nellie Spotniz, Mary Desmond . Ida Gass, Felice Edmondson ACT I 1. Kitchen in the Hut oi- Old Mombi 2. Roadway on the Edge of the Forest ACT II 1. Throne Room in the Palace of the Emerald City 2. At the Tin Woodman ' s 3. Same as Act I. Scene 2 ACT III 1. Same as Act II. Scene l 2. Throne Room in Glinda’s Palace Mombi, the Old Witch Tip, a boy ., Jack Pumpkinhead Saiv Horse Guardian of the Gates Scarecrow General Ginger The Winkle Chamberlain Tin Woodman Waggle Bug .. The Gump Glinda the Good Gloria ’ rioria 1 Ozma Gillikens Winged Monkeys Sunflowers SCENE SCENE SCENE SCENE SCENE SCENE SCENE Page Fifty -nine Johnny Appleseed A Play in Three Acts By Isabel McLennan McMeekin THE CAST Robin, a little boy Zelda Cotton Miss Anna, a nurse Irma Baker Robin ' s Mother Jeannette Jackson Canary Bird Louise Stevens Little Mother, a little girl Frederica Olsson Johnny Appleseed Gordon Duff Blue Bird . Geraldine LeVeillc Blue Jay Rebecca Angoff Red Macaw Janice Wightman Crow Minerva Bugen jjove Edith, Stone English Sparrow .. . Faith Varney Kentucky Cardinal . .... Frances Ovcrlock Magpie Gladyce Freedman Redstart . Sibyl Howe Red Headed Woodpecker Sara Rosenthal Jlaven .. Mary Margaret Osterloh Robin Gladys King Snowflake ■■ Lilyan Alpert Swallow .. Gladys Hall Thrush . Hilda Hayes Mren Beatrice Mulcahy Chinese Emperor Malcolm White Pq i oI . Lillian Oikelmas Baltimore Oriole , Mary Desmond Appleblossoms Dorothy Goddard. Harriet Johnson. Dorothy Streete ACT I The Nursery ACT II The Apple Orchard ACT III ' Lhe Chinese Emperor ' s Garden Page Sixty Page Sixty-Hvci Student Government The student council of 193] -1932 found, though well charted, their course was stormy and beset by difficulties. Particularly chimera-like was this monster of irregular chapel attendance, but by a revision of the old rules and a strict enforcement of the new, a real “reformation " has taken place. Another notable achievement was the granting of two most welcome days’ vacation between the first and second semesters. During the remaining months of office the student association hopes to launch further plans and anticipates more changes in routine. To the incom- ing body we wish as pleasant and as profitable a year as 1931-32. Page Sixty-three Forensic Union Behold the members of the Forensic Union, those convincing, eloquent debaters who are willing to argue any question, anywhere, anytime, with whom- ever challenges them! We opened the season this year by a contest with the Professional Men’s Debate League on the question: " RESOLVED: That the United States should immediately cancel all foreign war debts.’’ Later we renewed our pleasant relation with the University of Maine and met their women ' s team on the question that United States should recognize Soviet Russia, and their men’s team on the question: " RESOLVED: That Congress should enact legislature providing for the centralized control of industry.’’ In May we debated the Geneva College team on the question: " RESOLVED: That Capitalism as a system of economic organization is unsound in principle.’’ This was our first contact with the college from Pennsylvania, and we hope to continue our relations with them in the future. The Union also debated with some local colleges and following the example of last year ' s class sponsored a Freshman-Sophomore Debate. We feel that the Union has had a most interesting year, and wish an equally pleasant one to those who carry on next year. Page Sixty-four The Groundlings President ...... GARDNER W. Handy Vice-President .... . EDWARD Meyer Secret ary -Treasurer .... ROBERT ReifsNEIDER The Groundlings are steadily increasing in numbers and in influence. In fact, it may not be more than ten years until the women will have to huddle together for protection. The club is planning its annual dramatic production, which is to be “Three Live Ghosts,’’ and the success of this venture is expected to surpass even the success of last year’s performance of Ibsen’s “The Wild Duck.” While the club has been fairly successful in its past activities, its future welfare depends upon the cooperation of the entire student body. Page Sixty-five Prairie-Plantation Club The first activity of the year for the Prairie-Plantation Club was a Tea given on October 14, at Wilbur’s Tea Room. At this time new members, fourteen in number, were welcomed into the Club. The purpose of the Club is to bring Southern and Western girls into a closer bond of friendship, that they may help one another in the problems of their new environment. On February 4, Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving spoke to the student body on the subject of “Student Life at Oxford,’’ under the auspices of the Club. Following the lecture, a luncheon was given at the Cerulean Blue in his honor. On February 23, Miss Scott planned a tea and novelty entertainment for the Club, which took place at Emerson College. In April a sketch written by Gertrude Williams was given in chapel, thus concluding the year’s work. Page Sixty-six Commuters’ Club The first meeting of the Commuters ' Club was held October 23, 1 93 1. The officers are: President ...... GladyCE FrEEDMAN Vice-President Rose SOLOMON Secretary ....... ALICE AdELSON Treasurer ...... BEATRICE MULCAHY The purpose of this club, started a few years ago, is to promote friend- ship and good will among commuters. The club has big plans for the year 1932. The presentation of “Playgoers” by Arthur Piners is to be presented shortly, so watch out for it. The prayer of " Give us Snow” seems to manifest itself through the en- tire club, for we have been looking forward to many gay parties — sleigh parties, tobogganing parties, skating and other “cold” sports. A theatre party is scheduled to take place very shortly. During the course of the year, the club is planning a formal dance. Now, these are just a few of the plans of the Commuters’ Club, many other nice things arc in store for all members of the Commuters ' Club. Page Sixly-seven Menorah Society The Menorah Society of Emerson College started its sixth year in Novem- ber. 1931, under the able leadership of Miss Sara Sobiloff, President, Miss Bertha Sigel, Vice-President, Miss Evelyn Leshinsky, Treasurer, Miss Anne Snider, Secretary, and Miss Gladys King, Chairman of the Executive Committee. The first social affair was an informal tea, given for the Freshmen in the Wilbur Tea Room. Miss Clara Wagner was the guest speaker and she gave an inspiring speech concerning the history and meaning of Menorah. The annual Menorah Scholarship Formal was held at the Copley-Plaza Hotel, December 12. 1931. This formal proved to be the most successful as yet experienced by the Emerson Menorah Society. By means of this dance, the organization now has sufficient funds to present the Walter Bradley Tripp Scholarship to the most worthy and deserving student. Meetings are held bi-monthly, on the first and third Monday. One meeting is devoted to business only, and the other to discussions that will bring about a clearer and better understanding of Judeism. The Emerson Menorah Society can well be proud and deservingly so! It boasts of twice as many members as it ever had. Its social affairs have been very successful. It is now a member of the Inter-Collegiate Menorah — having had joint meetings with several neighboring College Menorah Societies. Before the year is over, the Menorah Society hopes to present a three act play. Thus, once again, through the tireless efforts of a few girls, Emerson Menorah is rolling on to greater success. Page Sixty-eight Newman Club President ..... Rosaria Williams Vice-President .... Madlyn Leonard Secretary ..... Gertrude Muldowney T reasurer ..... Margaret O’Donnell Delegate to New England Federation Rosabelle Howard The Newman Club of the Emerson College of Oratory has a representa- tion in the Federation of College Catholic Clubs of the New England Province and is also a member of the National Federation of College Catholic Clubs. Emerson has been most active in the past few years in that, last year the Reporter of the Province was an Emersonian and this year the president of the club, Rosaria Williams, is Secretary of the New England Province. This year the Emerson Club assisted in various of the Federation activities. The members of the club have also participated in a number of the charity per- formances given at many Children’s Homes. This work has brought much pleasure to both the youngsters and the club members. The New England Province annual week-end is to be on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April. The formal dance which takes place during this time is in charge of Miss Gertrude Muldowney. Other committee members from Emer- son include Delores Harrington, Rosabelle Howard, Katherine George, Kath- erine Sullivan, Lauree McNamee and Madlyn Leonard. Emerson is planning many future successes in the Newman Club and its progress looks assuring! Page Sixty-nine Canadian Club The Canadian Club is so small that we can hardly designate it as a func- tioning institution. At present the club consists of seven members, the largest group of Canadians to gather together at Emerson for the last number of years. Of these, Ontario claims Isabel McLean, Louise and Eleanor Stephens, Cleda Hallet and Vera Breckenridge ; while Margery Hicks comes to us from New Brunswick, and Ruth MacDonald from Nova Scotia. This year the land of the Maple Leaf sent us two new Emersonians, Louise and Eleanor Stephens. To them we extend a very cordial and hearty welcome. The Canadian Club l ea is planned for the very near future, and is to be given in conjunction with the Boston Canadian Club, with whom we are affiliated. It is a difficult proposition for a club as small as we are to do anything vital in the life of the college: nevertheless we wish to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the privilege of studying in this splendid country, and for the charming hospitality which has been extended to us. Page Seventy Recreation Club President ....... FRANCES NaGLE Vice-President ...... BARBARA LOCKE Secretary -Treasurer ..... ALICE PENNY The Recreation Club was organized last year under the direction of Miss Elsie Riddell, by a group of the students who believed that, despite our lack of a campus, we ought to have more athletic life at Emerson. The Club proposes to serve as a medium through which the students may enjoy the fun and fellowship of both indoor and outdoor sports, and to that end, the officers and division leaders are ready at any time to lend or give in- formation to any who wish to go hiking, skating, riding, play tennis or indulge in similar sports. Early in the fall, we had volley ball and other games played in the Hall under the leadership of Barbara Locke. As winter waked and waned, our skat- ing and tobogganing plans were decidedly handicapped by lack of snow and ice, but we hope that next year will compensate. In the spring we featured hikes into historic and scenic Boston; these hikes proved instructive as well as interesting. We hope to conclude the year with a house party, as our plans stand now, we shall be able to offer an unusually enjoyable week-end to those who attend. The divisions have been led this year by the following students: Hiking ....... HELEN SiMPSON Horseback Riding ...... DOROTHY COLE Swimming ...... ELEANOR McKeEN Winter Sports ...... HELEN PALMER Spring Sports ..... RosaRIA WILLIAMS Page Sevenlij -one Endowment Insurance Committee This year is the third year of the drive for Emerson’s home of its own, but it is the first year that it has been organized and supervised by an Endow- ment Insurance Committee; this committee being made up of the director and a class manager who is appointed from each class by the director. Under their new system the aim of the committee is to have 75% of the graduating class pledged before spring recess. The director, who was elected by the Student Council, is Barbara Locke, and she has appointed for this year the following class managers; Senior Class . Junior Class . Sophomore Class Freshman Class Annette Mundy Gertrude Muldowney Irma Baker Clara Jones Page Seventy-two Double Quartet The Emerson College Choir was started at the request of the student body under the direction of Miss Hope James in 1928. In 1930 the choir training was included in the curriculum, and the members received credits toward gradua- tion. This year there is a double quartet, which has sung at the regular chapel services, and has provided the music for the special song services at Christmas and Easter time. There has been cooperation in the choir, and every minute spent in train- ing with Miss James has been worth while. The choir and its director hope that they have helped to make your chapel hours pleasant ones. The Quartet consists of: Thelma Flinn Alice Penny Barbara Locke Marion Wall Margaret Skidmore Geraldine LeVeille Marjorie Stone Ellen Hinig Page Seventy-three International Relations Club President . FRANCES Nagle Vice-President ...... BARBARA LoCKE Secretary-Treasurer ..... HELEN PALMER The majority of colleges have some organization through which the stu- dents are kept interested and enlightened on problems of national and inter- national importance, and Emerson has now joined the ranks through the found- ing of the International Relations Club. During the first semester we brought two very interesting speakers to our chapel exercises, Mr. Alden G. Alley and Mr. Thomas Q. Harrison. We plan to bring more lecturers during the second semester. We also expect to donate to the College Library subscriptions to several periodicals which feature inter- national problems. Last December, when the New England Student Disarmament Confer- ence was held our registration was second only to Wellesley and Radcliffe. We sent fifteen regular delegates, and at least as many others attended single sessions. We were also well represented on the advisory council by Lrances Nagle who was Treasurer of the Conference. It was a most interesting convention and we are eagerly looking forward to its sequel which will be a Students’ Inter- national Relations Conference. It will be held in April, and will include even more colleges than did the Disarmament Conference. We hope that Emerson will make as creditable a showing in this second Conference. We feel that the International Relations Club has had an excellent organiza- tion year. The interest and enthusiasm of the students has been very great and the cooperation of the faculty most helpful. It is now one of the largest clubs in the school but we hope to see it grow and develop even further next year. Page Seventy -four 11 • " I 1 111 Will m iM ||l W F’fl 1 1 i- A a r 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 Jessie Eldridge Southwick Ella McDuffie Ross Agnes Knox Black Ethel Vienna Bailey Grace Burrage Kenney MEMBERS Sarah McCrystal Kelley Adelaide Patterson Marjorie Knapp Margaret Penick Leitner Gertrude Binley Kay OEFICERS President Vice-President Secretary T reasurer Secretary Cor. Sergeant -at -arms Ruth Stephens Alene Lincoln Mabel Taylor Clarice Penney Irma Baker Ellen Hinig Page Seventy-six Page Seventy-seven ACTIVE MEMBERS 1932 Grace Healey Frances Motherway Dorothy Morris Harriet Johnson 1933 Alice Penny Madlyn Leonard Clarice Penney Ruth Stephens Gertrude Muldowney Joyce Hines Alene Ellen Hinig Nancy Elliott Hale Belle Sylvester Frances Nagle Darathea Thompson Ruth Campbell Lincoln 1934 Frances Mills Mabel Taylor Geraldine LeVeille Margaret Ash Irma Baker Virginia Best PLEDGES Helen Read Leonora Fite Mildred Beck Felice Edmundson Frances Overlock Norma Andrew Alberta Ferguson The Alpha Chapter of Kappa Gamma Chi sorority has entertained at va- rious times throughout the year, the first being an open house tea for the fac- ulty and students of the college. By means of dances the members of Kappa are contributing to the en- dowment fund by maintaining Lois Teal Owen’s insurance policy. The dances already given are the Hallowe’en dance, the Christmas dance, and one on the evening following Prom. CHAPTER HOUSE — 286 Commonwealth Avenue. Boston Page Seventy-eight Phi Mu Gamma Founded 1898 at Hollins. Virginia Established at Emerson College of Oratory, 1902 CHAPTER ROLL Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory Beta — Northwestern University Gamma — Drake University Delta — Kansas State Teachers’ Col- lege Epsilon — Simpson College Zeta — Kansas City Horner Conser- vatory Eta — University of Washington Theta — Lombard College Iota — University of Oklahoma Kappa — New River State School, Virginia Lambda — Northwestern School of Speech Arts, Minnesota Mu — Kansas City Teachers’ College Nu — James Milliken University Xl — Chicago Musical College Omicron — Horner Conservatory Pi — S ally Sharp School of Speech, Delaware MEMBERS Ruth St. Dennis Julia Marlowe Helen Hayes Sir Carl Busch HONORARY Otis Skinner Fritz Leiber Glen Hunter Herbert Witherspoon Conrad Nagle Peggy Wood Carl Sandburg Helen Gahagen ASSOCIATE MEMBERS President, Henry Lawrence Southwick Joseph E. Connor Grover Shaw Colors — Blue — Black — Gold Frances S. Pote Bedford Forrest Edna Shaw Agnes Knox Black Flowers — Sweetheart Roses and Forget-me-nots Jewels — Turquoise and Pearl OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Recording Secretary T reasurer Warden Margaret Schmavonian Barbara Locke Rosamond Crosbie Waldeen Mills Ruth MacDonald Thelma Elinn Page Seventy-nine Page Eighty Anne Ryan Mildred Buchanan Rosemary Richmond Evelyn Haney Gladys Church Ida Lee Hayes Alma Westervelt Annette Mundy Gladys Sage Edith Dinneen Lillian Munson Marion Quin Catherine George 1933 Thelma Elinn Rosamond Crosbie Waldeen Mills Mary Margaret Osterloh Helen Bartley Olive Wood Barbara Locke Margaret Schmavonian 1934 Therese Dupuis Patricia Maguire Janice Wightman Helen Kingman Ruth MacDonald 1935 Dorothy Abel Janet Packer Janette Mills Lois Huff Betty Getchell Lsther Nelson Louise Monroe Marjorie Morgan Helen Kemp Dorothy Cole Margaret Skidmore Llizabeth Johnson Phi Mu Gamma greeted the school year with an open-house tea for the faculty and new students of the college. Before the Christmas holidays we en- tertained at two tea dances, one of which we gave in honor of our new pledges. The annual Phi Mu Gamma Play, given for the purpose of raising funds for the maintenance of the Scholarship, was a great success as usual. “Craig’s Wife’’ was presented at the Llizabeth Peabody Theatre in March, and the proceeds assured the Phi Mu Gamma Scholarship for the year 1932. Page Eighty-one Sigma Delta Chi Founded 1928 at the Emerson College of Oratory Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory Colors — Orchid and Green Flowers — Red Rose and Lily of the Valley Jewel — Pearl HONORARY MEMBERS Lois Teal Owen Joseph E. Connor Belford Eorrest Amelia Green Wyner Harry L. Kozol OEEICERS President Vice-President Secretary T reasurer Selma Jacobs Lenore Goldberg Bernice Shafmaster Mazie Weissman Page Eightg-two Page Eighty-ihree ACTIVE MEMBERS 1932 Eenore Goldberg Ester Neighbert Eay Garber 1933 Toba Berman Dorothy Bloomberg Celia Cohen Dorothy Fox Selma Jacobs Bernice Shafmaster 1934 Eleanor Lowenthal Ruth Pincus PLEDGES Dorothy Seltzer The youngest sorority at the Emerson College of Oratory, has started its fifth successful season. We are happy to announce our book-a-year fund. This year we have presented to the library the “First Principles of Speech Training.” by Avery, Dorsey and Sickels. The 193 1-32 social season began with the informal student tea in No- vember. An enjoyable tea dance was given in honor of our pledges the latter part of this same month. Our “After Prom” dance continued to be the “last word,” as in former years. Page Eighty-four Zeta Phi Eta Founded 189 " at Emerson College of Oratory CHAPTER ROLL Alpha — Emerson College of Oratory Beta — Northwestern School of Speech Delta — Syracuse University Epsilon — Brenan College Zeta — Southern Methodist University Gamma — Drake University Eta — University of Southern Cali- fornia HONORARY Jane Cowl Ella Stockdale Louise Dresser Cornelia Otis Skinner Lucille Gleason Mary E. Gatchell Theta — Coe College Iota — University of North Dakota Kappa — Washington University, St. Louis Lambda — Michigan University Mu — Washington University, Seattle Nu — University of California Xl — University of Alabama MEMBERS Agnes Knox Black Sara Neil Dowling Edward Philip Hicks Rev. Allan A. Stockdale Claude Eisher Pres. Henry L. Southwick ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Gertrude Chamberlain Maude G. Hicks Elvie B. Willard Klonda Lynn President OFEICERS Elsie R. Riddell Meade Sewell Margaret O’Donnell Vice-President Ann Herzog Secretary Rec. . Eleanor Pusey Secretary Cor. Dolorita Sullivan T reasurer Adelaide Osgood Marshal Gertrude Williams Social Chairman Marian Wall Page Eightg-five Page Eighty-six ACTIVE MEMBERS 1932 Margaret O’Donnell Marian Wall Margaret Waldo Gertrude Williams Ann Herzog Adelaide Osgood Isabelle McLean Louise Scott 1933 Eleanor Pusey Daisy Pearce Towill 1934 Dolorita Sullivan Leola Reuter Eleanor Robinson PLEDGES Janet Brown Lucinda Ripley Clara Jones Katherine Wood Katherine George Vera Pauline Harmon Katherine Sullivan Alice Cass Barbara Eillebrown Elsie Turner Page Alpha chapter of Zeta Phi Eta opened its social activities for 1 93 1 - 1 932 with the traditional Colonial Tea. Before the Christmas holidays a dance was held in honor of the pledges. Zeta Toy Theatre presented once again its annual performance which was heartily received by the Emerson College Club, as well as the faculty and members of the student body. The proceeds from a dance held at the Chapter house were given for the benefit of the Emerson Endowment Eund. Page Eighty-seven Page Eighty-cighr Phi Alpha Tau 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, Minn. Zeta — Caroll College, Waukesha, Wis. Theta — Northwestern College, Napeville, 111. Iota — University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. Kappa — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N, Y. Lambda — University of Texas, Austin, I ' ex. Mu — University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. Nu — Pacific University. Forest Grave, Ore. Omicron — State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kan. Pi — U niversity of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Ark. Zl — University caf Michigan. Ann Arbor. Mich. HONORARY MEMBERS Allred E. Lunt New York Theatre Ckiilcl President HeNRY LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK ACd ' lVE MEMBERS Grover C. Shaw Gardner W. Handy, Pres. Robert Howes Burnham Stanley E. Mason, Sec.-Treus. Page Eighty-nine Our Ultimate Volition We, the class of 1932, possessed of outstanding mental equipment and un- deniable ability, do make, publish and declare this one last will and testament, revoking all wills made prior to this date. Whereas we, the fifty-second class of Emerson College of Oratory, wish to leave to those who follow in our train, the potentialities to create the remark- able record that we have established. We are therefore leaving our will as fol- lows: To Frances Hathaway — Edith Dinneen’s coy smile. To Ann Snider — Edward Myer’s “spiritual” qualities when she has reached the “pinoccle” of her success. To Helen Simpson — Electa Kinney’s excess weight. To Mazie Weissman — Natalie Casgrain’s curly hair. To Barbara Locke — Lillian Munson’s parts in Children’s theater. To Alene Lincoln — Fay Garber’s femininity. To Mr. Quong — Gertrude Williams’ southern accent. To Ellen Hinig — Anne Ryan’s sophistication. To Bertha Sigel — Elsie Wyzanski’s surplus grey matter. To Sylvia Kupinsky — Esther Neighbert ' s animation. To Delores DeCosta — A sense of humor. To Vera Dealey — Scissors to cut her mother’s apron strings. To Angela McLean — Theresa Phillips’ boyish bob. Hereby, in witness of the above, we set our hand and seal to this document on April the first in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-two. (Signed) CLASS OF 193 2 Page Ninety Can You Get a Mental Concept of Grace Brooks understudying Clara Bow? Peg Schmavonian doing a toe dance? Mrs. Puffer smoking in the Drug Store? Marion Wall getting a D? Fran Nagle unable to refute an argument? Mr. Kenney teaching Miss Riddell dancing? Erma Baker shy ? Marion Quin teaching athletics? Joe Connor innocent? Bobby Locke in a ruffled dress and long curls? Sylvia Kupinsky quiet? Edna Coon using cosmetics? Evelyn Haney as an optimist? Mabel ff ' aylor dieting? Andy Mundy as a minister’s wife? Thelma Elinn blushing? Ida Lee Hayes as a homemaker? Alice Penny not sensible? Grace Healy blue? Dot Goddard using hair groom? Danny Ruffgarden as a woman hater? Gertie Williams without a smile? And last but not least, can you get a mental concept of Prof. Scammell without his whiskers? Page Ninety-one Page Nincty-tivo Page Ninety-three Page Ninety-four EMERSON COLLEQE OF ORATORIJ HENRY LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK PRESIDENT Fifty second Scholastic Ijear, 1931 1932 First Semester Opened in September Second Semester Opens February I English Literature, Pedagogy, Rhetoric, Dramatic Art, Play Writing, Story Telling, Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Culture, Lectures, Readings and Recitals. Scientific and Practical Work in Every Department. EOUR-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 protection of a well-regu- lated home, a resident matron being in charge. For Catalogue and further information address HARRY SEYMOUR ROSS, Dean 0 Huntington Avenue. Boston, Massachusetts Page Ninety-six Compliments of KAPPA GAMMA CHI Compliments of PHI MU GAMMA Page Ninety-seven Compliments of SIGMA DELTA CHI Compliments of ZETA PHI ETA Page Ninety-eight Compliments of THE SENIOR CLASS Compliments of THE SOPHOMORE CLASS Page N inety-nme Compliments of THE FRESHMAN CLASS Compliments of THE EMERSON COLLEqE RESIDENCE Page One Hundred Compliments of lUdlton Lunch Compamj 204 Dartmouth St. 332 Massachusetts Ave. 1 9 School St. 437 Boylston St. 420 Tremont St. 1080 Boylston St. 629 Washington St. 1083 Washington St. " 0 Haymarket Sq. 34 Bromfield St. 6 Pearl St. 540 Commonwealth Ave. 242 Tremont St. 105 Causeway St. 44 Scollay Sq. 1215 Commonwealth Ave., Allston Cambridge, 78 Massachusetts Avenue If you desire to enhance your Compliments of personal appearance visit the EMERSON MENORAH Cleomie Salon de Beaute Noted for beautiful waves and SOCIETY delightful facial treatments 25 Huntington Ave., Room 210 Tel. 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