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V I I THE EMERSONIAN 1934 PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF EMERSON COLLEGE BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS THE 1934 EMERSONIAN Published by Howard-Wesson Co. From Emerson College of Oratory 1 30 Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts FOREWORD It is the privilege of this class to be the first to go out from our new home carry- ing the spirit of progression that was founded on the faith of our predecessors. May the loyalty and devotion of true Emersonians be radiated through the per- sonalities who represent our cherished Alma Mater. THE EMERSON I A N THE EMERSONIAN 1934 DEDICATION This book is dedicated in grate- ful recognition of the generous and splendid spirit of those to whom we owe the beautiful building that is now the home of Emerson Col- lege: JESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK and MR. and Mrs. D. C. TRONDSEN THE EMERSONIAN 1934 [ 6 - THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Emerson’s New Home For years every loyal student, alumnus and faculty member of Emerson has shared a common dream — to see the college established in a permanent home of its own. This fall, that dream was gloriously realized when President Harry Seymour Ross announced the purchase from Harvard College of the Brownstone residence at 130 Beacon Street which we have come to know so well and of which we are so proud. The new building was made possible by two gifts to the college: one from Mrs. Jessie Eldridge Southwick, as a memorial to our beloved " Prexy” who was president of Emerson for nearly a quarter of a century: the other from Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Trondsen, as a memorial to their daughter, Alfhild Trons- den, an Emerson alumna. These gifts, together with Emerson’s endowment- building fund, financed the purchase. The big, brownstone building is on the river side of Beacon Street and commands a beautiful view of the Charles with the Esplanade for campus. Its four stories have been made over into the class-rooms and executive offices of a college, but they have retained their air of high-ceilinged, spacious aristocracy. The key-note of the building is set by the wide staircase which winds upward from the ground floor to the third with its cream- white wood work and deep wine paneled walls. In contrast to the ancient staircase is the modern broadcasting studio, for the college, recognizing the need of skill in radio address, has installed a studio resembling in every detail that of a professional broadcasting station. The library occupies the entire fourth floor so that its well lighted rooms and wide shelves offer every incentive to study. For relaxation, the “browsing room” offers literature other than that of class assignments. Any casual visitor must needs feel the worth, the beauty, and the artistic taste which this building represents as a professional college of Emerson’s char- acter, but only to us, who as students are privileged to use and to know the building intimately, is given the power to appreciate it fully. 1 7 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Year Book Staff Editor-in-Chief ...... Assistant Editor ...... Business Manager ...... Business Board Janet Brown Esther Goose Marie Robinson Advertising Board Lois Huff, Chr. Clara Jones Elsye Taylor Literary Board Louise Monroe, Chr. Betty Hughes Gertrude Kirkpatrick Lynette Martin Dorothy Dean Vera Page . June Hamblin Catherine George John McLaughlin Helen Fardy Sylvia Uman Dorothy Seltzer Daniel Roughgarden Louise Neily Frances Allen Dorothy MacArthur Jeanne Fairhurst Betty Johnson Li Kai Ying Photographic Department Esther Nelson, Chr. Beryl Fine Elise Fine Bernice Jainchill, Chr. Humor Department Helen Cohen Mary Hickey Remembering belated manuscripts, proof reading, lost pictures, and days when we wondered whether there would ever be any EMERSONIAN; yet, in spite of it all, recalling with pleasure the interesting experiences of editorship. % [ 8 ] FACULTY “ ’Tis not the gale, it’s the set of the sail, That determines the way we go.” THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Faculty of Instruction 1933-1934 Harry Seymour Ross, A.M., President Oratory. Sands Chipman Journalism. H. James Rockel, Ph.D. English. William Howland Kenney Technique of the Voice. Jessie Eldridge Southwick, B.L.I. Literary Interpretation, Shake- speare, Voice. Adelaide Patterson, M. Ed. Education. Agnes Knox Black Literature, Literary Interpreta- tion, Reading as a Fine Art. John C. Scammell, A.B. English and American Litera- ture, Greek Drama. Daniel Bliss, A.B., B.D. Comparative Religions. Priscilla C. Puffer, B.L.I. Expressive Action. Robert Howes Burnham, B.L.I. Make-Up. Elsie R. Riddell Hygiene, Physical Education. Joseph E. Connor, B.L.I. Public Reading, Literary Inter- pretation. Elmer E. Hall Scenery and Technical Direct- ing, Stage Design, Lighting. Grover C. Shaw, M. Ed. Public Speaking. Edna M. Shaw, B.L.I. Literary Interpretation. Gertrude Binley Kay Community Drama, Children’s Theatre, Comparative Dra- ma. Harry L. Kozol, B.S. Psychology, Education. Adele Neill Dowling, B.L.I. Pantomime, Expressive Action. Ethel Bailey DuBuron, B.L.I. Costume, Interpretation. Arthur F. Edes Radio Address, Technique of Broadcasting. George Demeter, A.B., LL.B. Parliamentary Practice, Govern- ment. SENIORS “Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast.” - ; a vi " • fc- ' , THE EMERSONIAN 1934 V - u ?Vw 7 V vc S rTVtV ' i «!rA HtW ' u V s - cu uvvvMk r A— XwliA Wvc y-S V o-Sv J N d President , v V 3a k i Vtce - President ’ ..a; . SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Gordon Duff Secretary , Jeanette Jackson Treasurer , Franc Senior Cl ass History Louise Ste es Mills Lumsden We’re graduating from Emerson. A lot has happened since we came in as freshmen. Gee, we were funny. All freshmen are funny. And now we’re " the graduating class. ' ' We are the ones who are expected to go out and con- quer the world. Well, we’ll try it, anyway. Now that we’ve tried on our caps and gowns, our minds are full of hopes, ambitions, final exams and memories. Memories of our freshman year . . . Bob Freeman was class president . . . We put on a stunt called “Gold In Them Thar Hills, or The Dead Sis- ter’s Secret” . . . Gordon Duff played the heavy, and the audience booed him . . . We had a debate with the sophomore class, but we lost. . . Then there was sophomore vear . . . Lorena Mowitz was president . . . We did skits from different countries — Neqro, Irish, Japanese and Am- erican — . . . We called it, “Sketch of the Nations” . . . The Florodora Girl made a big hit . . . Nobody could afford a Hop. . . Nora Marlowe was junior president . . . What a vear! . . . We pub- lished the Year Book and paid a hundred dollar deficR for the last class . . . Jeanette Jackson wrote a clever stunt about the faculty in heaven . . . She called it. “Those Who Are Good Shall Be Happy” . . . Lorena Mowitz and Gladys Hanson arranged the music for Song Day . . . We all wrote the words . . . We had Prom out at Longwood Towers . . . Johnnv McAteer’s Or- chestra . . . On May Dav Jackson was crowned May Queen . . . Wight- man and LeVeille got posture ribbons. . . Senior year at last . . . Gordon Duff was president . . . Gerry LeVeille was president of Student Government . . . The college moved onto Beacon Street . . . For Revival Plav we did “The Wild Goose Chase” bv John Fletch- er .. . Duff played “Mirabel” and Beatrice Ensher played “Oriana” . . . We hired the Repertory Theatre instead of using the college auditorium . . . Jackson published “The Rored of Education” to cover the last of the Year Book bills . . . Rebecca Angoff got the highest average in the college for first semester marks. . . We’re doing Sierra’s “The Romantic Young Lad ' ' ” for Commencement Play . . . The Tea and Debate are under wav . . . Walter Pritchard Eton, director of the Yale “Workshop,” is going to be the commencement speaker. We’re graduating from Emerson. : [ 14 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Dorothy Abel $MT Avcrettc Junior College “ Let me see. What think you of falling in love?” Class President 1, 2. Prairie- Plantation Club. Stunt 1. Phi Mu Gamma Scholarship Play. Revival Play. House Committee President 4. j Rebecca Angoff Dorchester High School for Girls ‘ Such gentle ways , such winning charm ; she made no enemies.” Student Government Vice-Presi- dent. Class Vice-President 3. Re- citals 3, 4. Dean’s List. Menorah Society. Forensic Union. Stunt 2. Song Day. Year Book. Commence- ment Debate. Irma Elizabeth Baker k r x Jermyn High School “In all thy humors, whether grave or mellow, Thou’rt such a touchy, testy, pleas- ant fellow.” Student Government Secretary. Stunt 2, 3. Song Day. Revival Play. Sorority Treasurer 3, 4. Choir. Year Book. Commencement Play. Minerva Gertrude Bugen Phillipsburg, New Jersey “ Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance and flourishing in an immortal youth.” Dean’s List. Recitals 3, 4. Men- orah Society Secretary 4. Forensic Union. Stunt 3. Song Day. Year Book. Commencement Play. Zelda Cotton Turners Falls High School “ Let us then be up and doing, with a heart for any fate.” Student Government 3. Recitals 3. Menorah Society Secretary 3. Stunt 3. Song Day. Prom Commit- tee Chairman. Year Book. Com- mencement Recitals. Gordon Duff $ A T Dorchester High School for Boys “Is in the very May-morn of his youth, Ripe for exploits and mighty enter- 1 prises .” Class President 4. Recitals 3. Stunt 1, 3. Song Day. Fraternity President 3. Revival Play. Year Book. Commencement Play. Therese Dupuis $ mt Academy of the Sacred Hearts " Why then, the world’s my oyster Which I with swords shall open.” Stunt 2. 3. Song Day. Sorority Vice-President 3. Sorority Presi- dent 4. Phi Mu Gamma Scholar- ship Play. Prom Committee. Howard High School “Much she knows, yet to know all is her ambition.” Recitals 3, 4. Dean ' s List. Song Day. Revival Play. Commencement Play. [ 15 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Gladyce Freedman Girls ' High School " I decent boldness ever meets with friends , Succeeds, and even a stranger rec- ommends . Menorah Society. Commuters ' Club President 2, 3, 4. Year Book. Children ' s Theatre. Ida Gass Chelsea High School ‘ There is more true happiness in he folly of love than in all the isdom of philosophy . Menorah Society. Commuters’ Club. Stunt 3. Song Day. Re- vival Play. Year Book. Commence- ment Play. A J V « Ragna Hagen Braintree High School “ The time is never lost that is devoted to work. Work produces virtue, and virtue, honor. Menorah Scholarship 2. Stunt 1, 2. 3. Revival Play. Assistant to Miss Bailey. Commencement Play. s y 7 M " -J " 73 d Cleda Pearl Hallet yly Chatham Collegiate Institute 44 So unaffected, so composed a mind. So firm, so soft, so strong , yet so refined. Recitals 2, 3, 4. Dean’s List. Canadian Club President 3. Com- muters’ Club Secretary 4. Ki y Gladys Hanson Mansfield High School “ She takrth meet deliyht in mu- nic, instruments, and poetry.” Commuters’ Club. Stunt 2. 3. Sonic Day. Prom Committee. Year Book. Senior Paper. A So® ' fS »- A — Louise Heaton k r x Brenau College Conservatory " To a young heart everything is fun. Prairie-Plantation Club. Chil- dren’s Theatre. Commencement Play. Marjorie Hicks Upper Sackville School il Seest thou a man diligent in his business — he shall stand before kings. Canadian Club Secretary-Treas- urer 3. Commencement Debate. Emerson Scholarship 2. Dormitory Fire-Captain 4 . Sibyl Howe Edmunds High School 44 Wisdom of what herself ap- proves makes choice. Nor is led captive by the common voice. Stunt 3. Song Day. Revival Play. Year Book. Senior Paper. Com- mencement Play. [ 16 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Mary D. Hughes k r x Waynesburg College “In all things, the supreme ex- cellence is simplicity.” Children’s Theatre. Year Book. 4 Jeanette Jackson Ayer High School “ Talent is a gift which God has presented to us secretly and which we reveal without perceiving it .” Class Vice-President 4. Dean’s List. Forensic Union. Stunt 2, 3. Song Day. May Queen. Year Book. Commencement Debate. L “ The maid improves her charms with inward greatness, unaffected yjisdom, and sanctity of manners .” ' Recitals 3. 4. Dean’s List. Soror- ity Vice-President 4. Commence- ment Recitals. Geraldine LeVeille k r x Winona High School “A lovely countenance is the fair- est of all sights. And the sweetest harmony is the sound of the voice. Student Government P es Recitals 3, 4. Dean’s Lis t. Union. Stunt 1, 2, 3. ft? ? ' Day Sorority Secretary 2 tT iorority President jj. war B mencemen Elizabeth Lockerbie Regina College ‘ What ' s true beauty but fair vir in outwar tue s face , — Virtue made visible grace?” Canadan Club Secretary-Treasu- rer 4. Recitals 3. Commencement Recitals. Frances Mills Lumsden k r x Sodus High School “And when once the young heart of a maiden is stolen. The maiden herself will steal after it soon.” Class Treasurer 4. Forensic Union Treasurer 4. Stunt 2. 3. Song Day. Prom Committee. Revival Play. Sorority Secretary 3, 4. Year Book. Edna Patricia McGuire f MT Cambridge High and Latin School lt She is happy who knoweth not herself to be otherwise. Cheerful company shortens the miles.” Recitals 2. Stunt 2, 3. Sorority Historian. Commencement Debate. Rose Solomon Medford High School “ Her glossy hair wan clustered o ' er a brow Bright with intelligence, and fair and smooth. " Menorah Society. Commuter»’ Club Vice-President 2. Commuters ' Club Treasurer 3. Stunt 3. Revival Play. Year Book. Commencement Play. Nellie Spotniz Girls ' High School “ Tis good to be merry and wise. ’ Tis good to be honest and true. " Menorah Society. Commuters’ Club. Children ' s Theatre. Eleanor Stevens Alma College “ Tis from high life high char- acters are drawn. " Canadian Club. Song Day. Re- vival Play. Commencement Play. Louise Stevens Alma College “ Her merit should be chiefly placed In judgment, knowledge, wit and taste. ' Class Secretary 4. Dean’s List. Canadian Club Vice-President 3. Forensic Union President 4. Stunt 2, 3. Song Day. Prom Committee. Year Book. Commencement Debate. BEATRICE MULCAHY Fitchburg High School “ Good sense which only is the gift of Heaven, And ' though no science, fairly worth the seven. " Newman Club. Stunt 1, 2. Song Day. Year Book. Roberta Northrup Fort Dodge Junior College “ Heart to conceive, the under- standing to direct, and the hand to execute. " Student Government 4. Recitals 4. Dean’s List. Forensic Union. Stunt 1, 3. Revival Play. Year Book. Commencement Recitals. Wai-Nong Quong Regina High School “ Though sprightly, gentle; though polite, sincere ; And only of thyself a judge severe. " Groundlings Treasurer 3, 4. Stunt 3. Revival Play. Chinese Friendship Scholarship. Alice Schuyler Z $ H Skidmore College “ She in beauty, education, blood, holds hand with any princess of the world. " Sorority President 3. Prom Com- mittee. Revival Play. Commence- ment Play. Stunt 2. Song Day. Year Book. Pan-Hellenic Secretary 3, 4. Recitals 4. 7 c - “ . CA- [ 18 ] E R S O N A N 9 3 4 4 Y y A-c - A. 1 1 Mary u Walker ' orchester High School for Girls manners, unaffected r “0 4 softest mind. Lover of peace, and friend of hu- man kind.” Athletic Club. Commuters’ Club. Stunt 2. Song Day. Prom Commit- tee. Year Book. Janice Wightman j» m r Morristown High School “ Loyal to duty and to friends sin- To hearts that have known her she has proved most dear.” • W4M Student Government Treasurer. Class Treasurer 3. Song Day. Re- vival Play. Sorority Treasurer 4. Phi Mu Gamma Scholarship Play. Commencement Play. Eleanor Young j m r High Point College “ Think of her worth and think that God did mean This worthy mind should worthy things embrace.” 4 . Dean’s List. Stage Manager Phi Mu Gamma Scholarship Play. 1 « r jw y ii " H e Morwenna C. Z DH Woonsocket High School " In her was youth, beauty, with humble Bounty, richesse, and womanly fea- ture.” Dean’s List. Debate 1. Commut- ers’ Club Play. Stunt 2, 3. Revival Play. Prom Committee. Year Book. Commencement Play. Faith Harding Varney Somerset High School “ The maid who modestly conceals Her virtues, while she hides, re- veals.” Student Government 4. Com- muters’ Club. Athletic Club. Stunt 2, 3. Song Day. Prom Commit- tee. Year Book. Minne Maddern Fiske Scholarship. John W. Zalanskas $ A T University of New Hampshire “He has I know not what of greatness in his looks and of high fate that almost awes me.” Dean’s List. Fraternity Treasurer 4. Men’s Club President 4. Men ' s Club Play. LEOLA Reuter Waterbury High School Z $ H “ Coquet and coy at once her air; Both studied, though both seem neglected.” Stunt 1, 2, 3. Revival Play. Sorority Treasurer. Zeta Toy Theatre. Zeta Zamboree. Year Book. Beatrice Rosenberg “ In my own city my name, clothes procure me respect.” ro Girls’ Latin School in a strange city my Class Secretary 3. Dean’s List. Menorah Society Executive Committee 3. Menorah Society President 4. Stunt 1, 3. Prom Committee. Year Book. Commence- ment Debate. C aXtxLc Eleanor Robinson Waterbury High School Z$H “Let the world slide — Let the world go, A fig for care — a fig for woe!” Dean’s List. Stunt 2. Sorority Secretary. Zeta Theatre. Zeta Zamboree. Year Book. Toy Edith Stone Carbondale High School “Nothing hinders me or daunts me.” Menorah Society. Stunt 2, 3. Children’s Theatre. THE EMERSONIAN 1934 The President’s Message HIS STORY OF OUR HISTORY In 1630 John Winthrop marched his little ban d of men and women out on this neck of land called Shawmut or Trimountaine and started a settlement that he named Boston after the town in Lincolnshire, England. They had no auto road maps, or even college year books to guide and cheer their wandering ways. The band were Puritans, not Separatists. They were reformers: but as there was nothing here to reform they had to create new laws for beating Hades. History records that their first pious act was to fall on their knees; after which they fell on the Aborigines. They did other acts as godly as the first, and as godless as the second: such as establishing town meetings, and fixing taxes — which would not stay fixed but have been skyplaning ever since, even unto the reign of our last Grand Sachem. They banished unruly members, ducked gos- sips, put bibulous men in the stocks, executed witches, cut down the maypoles of merrymakers, and raised cain, generally. Time passed; a way it has. Then exactly three centuries later, when Bos- ton had grown to man size in 1930, came another band who trod the devious and winding paths that Goodman Winslow’s wandering calf marked out in its wobbly progress from Faneuil Hall to Copley Square; and there they camped. First they fell on their knees, on the marble steps of Huntington Chambers; and then they fell on the faculty, whose hair they have raised ever since. From far and near they came to this — home of the bean and the cod, Where the Cabots speak only to Lowells, And Lowells speak only to God. Then in the last year of their sojourn they moved their encampment bodily and permanently to the Promised Land on the bank of the Charles, where they left it in the capable hands of the sponsors of this book: a company no less distinguished for its creative purpose than those who came in 1630 and 1930. Just what history the class of 1935 will start remains for a more prophetic and worthy recorder than the humble and happy writer of these lines, who closes the first year of his leadership, as 1935 pushes 1934 off the embankment into very deep water. Ave to one, Vale to the other! Harry Seymour Ross, President. I 20 ] JUNIORS “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp Or what’s a Heaven for?” — Browning. THE EMERSONIAN 1934 JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS President . Louise Monroe Vice-President . June Hamblin Secretary Bernice Jainchill T reasurer . Catherine George Junior Class History “ And this class, thirty-five, will be, As you will see, Eternal pride of E. C. O.” The class of ’35 approached the junior year — the hardest and the happiest of our college career — with high hopes and plans for making our Year Book and our Junior Week the best in the history of Emerson. Under the able di- rection of our president, Louise Monroe, we appointed committees and set to work. Alas for our confidence! The seniors escaped us on Sneak Day, and we had to admit defeat. Determined to wipe out the black mark, we opened our Year Book cam- paign with a tea dance which somewhat redeemed our reputation. From there, we plunged into Junior Week and completely reestablished our position with a mock opera, “The Mystery of the Wax Museum,” and a memorable Prom. The Prom, held at the Crystal Ball Room of the Hotel Kenmore, contrived to be that happy but rare combination, a social and a financial success. By way of climax, our class achieved a record number of students on the Dean’s List. 3t 0 JA £V W " fc ' -S ' ? iitf! n.r ' r f » «... -» d9 -J ' " yO (, , 1 £ Mrs. Frances Allen Selma Harrison Barbara Bates » Dorothy Dean Mrsj Esther Fox Lois Huff Mildred Beck Felice Edmondson Barbara Fillebrown Catherine George Betty Hughes Alice Cass M. Jeanne Fairhurst Beryl Fine June Hamblin Bernice Jainchill Helen Cohen Helen Fardy Elise Fine Lojuise Harris Betty Johnson f .1 ' y tbs tjJbf ,V W . , [23 ° 3-MA , SLrv tiu. —4 (XA u j dLc s -CA vM, j uf- 3 , ' ci ioOU , r T A« . — r 5h t- f a. — Clara Jones Lynnette Martin Louise Neily Marie Robinson Adele Sirkin Gertrude Kirkpatrick John McLaughlin Esther Nelson « Daniel Roushgarden Elsie Taylor Edna Lewis Lauree McNamee Freida Nevler O. Daniel Rutstein Sylvia Uman Dorothy MacArthur Louise Monroe Vera Page Dorothy Seltzer Mariette Whittemore , l ' V ' jL ' i Janet Brown ' Majry HiSkey Li Kai Ying Natalie Murch KJrtharine Sullivan ( Pandora Voyatzis THE EMERSONIAN 1934 SONG TO PRESIDENT ROSS To the tune “ Thanks ” We thank you, Dean, tor all that you ' ve done In helping us along The road to happiness and fame at E. C. O. And thanks again, from all Emerson. We surely won’t be wrong To say it’s you who’ve showed us just the way to go. Through each year You have been a friend that’s true, And one that we could count upon. Through each year, We have always turned to you, And so to you today We owe more than we can say. We thank you, Dean. The place that you fill No one could ever take. We can’t repay, but still we would con- vey our thanks. SONG TO MRS. PUFFER To the tune “This Little Piggy’’ This little gesture means to reveal, This little gesture accepts, This little gesture means to conceal. This little gesture rejects. We recall dear Mrs. Puffer showing us the way We had a drill each day — So now we know how to say— This little gesture is a bad little gesture and means terrible pain, But perfection we all have tried to attain, Some day we hope and pray, we can say, in a confident tone, That thanks to Mrs. Puffer we can ges- ture, And express all the feelings that are known. SONG TO MR. KENNEY To the tune “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?’’ Oh, there are three realms of voice, And you can take your choice. You can speak up high You can speak down low, You can speak in a middle voice. 1 hen he makes us holler whoa With an open throat you know. With a ma, za, ska He feeds us blah And boy how he can blow. When the freshmen come along He hands them all the same old song And tells them that they don’t belong In dear old E. C. O. But when a squelching comes our way, We deserve it any day. For when a feller needs a friend, Mr. Kenney, you ' re O. K. ! And so we go to class each day And ah-ah-ah, and now we say, Who’s afraid of big bad Bill Big, bad Bill, big, bad Bill? Who’s afraid of big, bad Bill? Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah. SONG TO MISS DOWLING To the tune “The Day You Came Along ” Our hearts went leaping, the day she came along Forgot our weeping, the day she came along. Almost before we knew it, we hummed a little song. The day she came along. We only drifted, until she came along. The whole world shifted, the day she came along. We knew Miss Dowling it is right where you belong, We knew the day you came along. We have conquered bowing, you hav set our walking free Sitting down is now a cinch. We can turn the pages of a play that is to be And find that we can do directing in a pinch. Juniors were hated, until you came along. We never rated, until you came along. One glance convinced us, we knew that we weren’t wrong. The day you came along. [ 25 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 SONG TO MRS. KAY To the tune " Easter Parade " In her purple bonnet With all the frills upon it, She is the grandest lady in Emerson today. We ll be all in clover If when she looks us over We are the ones she chooses for a part in her play. From Stanislausky — Stanislausky, To Maeterlinck and Tchekov, You’ll find that she knows them like A B C. Oh, we could write a sonnet About her lovely bonnet, And of the lovely lady whom we call Mrs. Kay. SONG TO MISS BAILEY AND MR. BURNHAM To the tune “ Paper Moon ” It’s only a putty nose Stuck over a bearded chin, But it ' s make-up that does the trick, Mr. Burnham can always win. It may be only some yards of gauze Stuck together with a bit of glue, But when Miss Bailey gets through with it, It’s a credit to Monsieur Patou Without these two, our dramas could never be played. But with these two, it’s like the latest rage On a Broadway stage. It’s a Burnham and Bailey world. Without them where would we land? To our costume and make-up guides, We think you ' re simply grand. SONG TO MR. CONNOR To the tune " You ' ve Got Everything ” Jo ' s got everything, everything we ' re wild about. Jo’s got everything, things that we can’t do without. He’s got that twinkle, that cute little wink. He’s got those ties, too; Jo keeps us right in the pink. Jo’s got everything, smile and style and class in clothes. Jo’s got everything, this and that and these and those. We forgot to mention, that indefinable something, I hat’s what Jo’s got — everything. SONG TO MRS. ROGERS To the tune " H’yah Duchess " Wake up Emersonians, Look who’s sitting there. Why, it’s Mrs. Rogers! H’ya Mrs. Rogers, old pal, old kid, old sock, old thing, old gal. Let’s get sentimental, girls. Give this one a cheer. After all it’s Mrs. Rogers, H’ya Mrs. Rogers, old pal, old kid, old sock, old thing, old gal. She’s a pal in trouble. She will help when you’ve lost your check. Her good deeds come double, And we’d miss her here, by heck! And before we go back to sleep, Here’s one thing we’ll say. Hurrah for Mrs. Rogers! ! H’ya Mrs. Rogers, old pal, old kid, old sock, old thing, old gal. SONG TO THE SHAWS To the tune “ The Girl in the Little Green Hat " There’s a street in the city, There’s a school on the street. There’s a couple in the school on the street in the c ity, And the couple in the school on the street in the city Is the couple whom we call the Shaws. And each day after nine That ' s when we fall in line, And we start getting life for the man and the wife, And the man and the wife for whom we all get life Are the couple whom we call the Shaws. Oh, there’s no reason why you can’t. We know it can be done. We’ll take no failures now at all. Yes, we know we won’t say can’t. We admit it can be done. But still we try so hard to stall. 1 26 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 So we go through the hours trying hard to succeed. In developing our powers they’ve got just what we need. So thanks to the couple In the school on the street — The couple whom we call the Shaws. SONG TO THE CHIPMEN’S! To the tune “Marching Along’’ Marching along together, Always boosting E. C. O. Marching along together, Mr. and Mrs. Chipmen go. Loyal and faithful to Emerson Their hearts are imbedded here — Favorite daughter and favorite son, A pair without a peer! Marching along together, Keeping pace with Emerson. SONG TO MISS RIDDELL To the tune “Did You Ever See a Dream Walking ' ’” Did you ever see the juniors prancing? Well, we did! Did you ever see the juniors dancing? Well, we did! Did you ever have Miss Riddell thrill you. With, “Oh, but that spine!” “That’s simply grand — such a gorgeous Greek line!” Did you ever see the juniors fencing? Well, we did! Did you ever see the juniors advancing? Well, we did! Did you ever hear the juniors saying “Prime” and “Seconde,” Meaning numbers like plain one and two? Well, the juniors that were dancing and the juniors that were fencing Miss Riddell, owe it all to you! SONG TO DR. ROCKELL To the tune “You’re an Old Smoothie” He’s an old smoothie, We’re old softies, We’re just like putty in the hands of a man like him. When Dr. Rockell comes in We all start to sing, “We’re just like putty in the hands of a man like you. " For you, we would work all day long. For you, we sing this little song, For now we think it’s time you knew That we’d do just what you wanted us to, You’re an old smoothie, We’re old softies, “We’re just like putty in the hands of a man like you.” SONG TO MR. EDES To the tune “ Barbasol” Radio, radio, Turn the dial, here we go. Station W. E. C. O. Arthur Edes, Arthur Edes, He’s a teacher we all like, Shows us how to use the mike. Radio, radio, Graham McNamee ain’t got a thing on us. SONG TO MRS. BLACK To the tune “ Take Me Where the Daisies” Take us back to your class, Where Carlyle and Ruskin reign. We’ll take notes when you dictate, We’ll recite once again. We’ll try to live in Browning, You won’t have taught in vain. We’ll take notes when you dictate. We’ll recite once again. From “Sesame and Lillies” down to Bar- rie, And the poetry of dear old Alfred Tenny- son, We will work along and never tarry In your classes at Emerson. Take us back to your class, Where Carlyle and Ruskin reign. We’ll take notes when you dictate, We’ll recite once again. SONG TO MR. HALL To the tune “Where ' s Elmer?” We want that man of parts, Who ' s won all of our hearts, Where’s Elmer, our Elmer? We want the one who knows How to run our shows, Where’s Elmer, our Elmer? With paint and gilt, he’s made and built [ 27 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 All of our scenery. 1 here’s no one here can quite compare With Mr. Hall, Oh Gee! When it comes to stage technique, There ' s no one can compete With Hlmer of Emerson. SONG TO MR. KOZOL To the tune “Annie Doesn ' t Live Here Any More’’ Kozol will not teach here any more. We guess we re not the class he waited for. Don t know what we ' ll do without him day after day, We feel that in this case we ll be the one’s that will pay; But we can tell you truthfully that we hate to say — Kozol will not teach here any more! No, Kozol will not teach here any more. It ' s too bad we didn ' t know before All the things that we have missed by stay- ing away; But he says for him to go is the best way, And we hope he doesn’t mind if we have to say, Kozol will not teach here any more! It was fall and the chill in the air wasn ' t all, For we had a little call and it was he, And we all were blue as blue as we could be, There was reason! Kozol will not teach here any more. We’re sorry that he has to leave our door. But it ' s good psychology to have your own way, And it makes no difference what we all have to say, So when time has passed and it has rolled around to May, Kozol will not teach here any more. SONG TO MRS. SOUTHWICK To the tune “Love is the Sweetest Thing ” She is the sweetest thing. What else on earth could ever bring Such happiness to everything as Mrs. South wick? She is the sweetest thing. We love her more and more each day. She’s dearer far than we can say, our Mrs. Southwick. And as the years roll by us, She sweeter grows all the while. No one on earth could take her place. The warmth and the love of her smile. She is the sweetest thing. The best we have we bring to her, And that is why we sing to her, as our own sweetheart. SONG TO THE SENIORS To the tune “Don ' t Forget ” We won’t forget the friendship of thirty- four, The friendship that’s been so true, We won’t forget. We won’t forget, whatever the weather, Good friends stick together, We won’t forget. We promise to uphold traditions that you gave us, Promise to be ever true to you. When you are gone, we always will love you, We’ll always think of you, We won’t forget. SONG TO THIRTY-FIVE To the tune “ Heidelberg ” Here’s to the class that claims our praise, Here’s to our friendship strong. Here’s to our merry college days Of laughter and of song. Here ' s to our college best on earth, Here’s to Emerson. Here’s to our rare and sterling worth, Thirty-five, here’s to thee! Oh Emerson, fair Emerson, Thy daughters can’t forget The golden haze of student days. Unshadowed by regret. Our college days may pass away. But ever more will be The thought of you, so good, so true, Our best loved Emerson: The thought of you, so good, so true, Our best loved Emerson. 1 28 ] SOPHOMORES “Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do or die.” THE EMERSONIAN 1934 President Vice-President Secretary T reasurer SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS Edith Norris Marjorie Spriggs Doris MacDougall Thelma Tucker Sophomore Class History Although, in actual numbers, the present class is considerably smaller than when they entered as freshmen, the sophomores are in evidence. As freshmen, they presented Dickens’ “Christmas Carol’’ at the Christmas season, and later, for their stunt, “McCarty,” a take-off on “Macbeth,” written by Geraldine Dondero. This year, in the traditional pantomime stunt, three were given, two of which were written by Bernice Guterl and Albina Miglin, members of the class as freshmen. The Sophomore Hop is, as yet, in the offing, for no definite plans have been made. However, we are hoping. In appreciation of our new home at 130 Beacon Street, the sophomore class pledges itself to back any principle which will make Emerson College a greater college. [ 31 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Sophomore Roll Call Athalie Baldwin Betty Bunce Eleanor Conley Hester Dinnerman Geraldine Dondero Adassic Duke Eilene Fernald Miriam Goldman June Green Allee Hamilton Virginia Hamilton Li Kai Ying Helen MacDonald Doris MacDougall Julia Matison Beulah Moore Norma Morse Irene Nevins Joyce Newcomb Edith Norris Mary O’Keefe Julie Quigley lone Robertson Madeline Rubenstein Bernice Shutzer Evelyn Sisson Erma Southard Lucile Spencer Marjorie Spriggs Marguerite Striebel Dorothy Taylor Thelma Tucker Theodora Turner Mildred Waid Hilda Warner Ruth Wilder Helen Wintersteen Elaine Zimmerman % FRESHMEN “Good to begin well; Better to end well.” — Proverb. THE EMERSONIAN 1934 FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary- T reasurer . Kenneth Houseman Jeannette Hershberger Emily Broaddus Freshman Cl ass History Without a doubt every one of us was thrilled to death to look into his home town paper some time during the beginning of last June and see, after his name, the words “Emerson College of Oratory”! And no wonder! We had just received the news that we, the class of ’37, would be the first freshman class to enter Emerson’s new home. We have learned to love it and feel that we should express unending gratitude to those who have made it possible. Upon entering our new home we had that insignificant feeling that only a college freshman can have. It wore off. however, and soon we felt ourselves “really in things.” And indeed we were, with our open throats, our panto- mimes, and last but not least, our little red books! After we had convinced everybody that “we had power,” and had learned how to reel off themes at the rate of one every fifteen minutes, we began to feel as though we had always lived at Emerson. We have tried to cooperate in keeping up the standards set by those who have gone before us. It is our sincere wish that the friendships which we have made in this, our freshman year at Emerson, may be lasting, and that the class of ’37 may never fall short of that noble motif, the “Emerson Spirit.” I 35 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Freshman Roll Call Betty Alden Shirley Banquer Frances Berger Vivienne Bond Nancy Bosworth Natalie Bressack Emily Broaddus Eleanor Campbell Rosemary Caswell Edith Cohen Eva Cohen Harriet Copeland Ruth Cranmer Lyda Cryder Marietta Curran Jan Dines Betty Evans Margaret Evans Rose Freedman Betty French Henrietta German Margaret Gilman Marjorie Gissler Minnie Gootman Joyce Gottsegen Eugenia Griffin Mary Griffin Nora Hallisey Jeannette Hershberger Kenneth Houseman Marjorie Kemp Lillian King John Lawton Sylvia Lieff Hazel Lourie Barbara Lumsden Robert Mann Virginia Marshall Corinne Mason Pearl Massirman Marguerite Morgan Sylvia Nataupsky Florence O’Gara Virginia Rice Albert Richardson Dorothy Ryan Sylvia Shycon Sylvia Shapiro Sadye Shepatin Lucile Soule Virginia Temple Ruth Walch Beatrice Weiner Doris Weir Etta Wunsch Janet Yorston [ 36 ] SORORITIES " Life has no pleasure nobler than that of friendship.’’ — Garrick. - r ' - ' J Zeta Phi Eta National Professional Speech Arts Fraternity Founded 1893 CHAPTER ROLL ALPHA — Emerson College of Oratory Beta — Northwestern School of Speech Gamma — Drake University DELTA — Syracuse University EPSILON — Brenau College ZETA — Southern Methodist University Eta — U niversity of Southern Cali- fornia Theta — Coe College IOTA — University of North Dakota KAPPA — Washington University, St. Louis LAMBDA — Michigan University Mu — Washington University, Seattle Nu — University of California, South- ern Branch Xl — University of Alabama OMICRON — University of Wisconsin Pi — University of Minnesota HONORARY Jane Cowl Ella Stockdale Louise Dresser Cornelia Otis Skinner Lucille Gleason Mary E. Gatchell Maud May Babcock Dr. Sarah Stinchfield Hawk Mrs. William Koehler Dr. Elizabeth MacDowell Dr. Virginia Sanderson Jane Dorsey MEMBERS Elizabeth Grimball Agnes Knox Black Sara Neil Dowling Edward Philip Hicks Rev. Allan A. Stockdale Claude Fisher Katherine Jewell Everetts Marguerite Jones Henrietta Prentiss Gladys Borchus Wida Sutton Zimmerman ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Gertrude Chamberlain Maude Gatchell Hicks Elvie B. Willard Elsie Riddell Klonda Lynn Maude Sewell Deceased 1 38 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 OFFICERS Archon ...... Vice-Archon ..... Recording Secretary .... " Corresponding Secretary Treasurer ...... Marshal ...... Clara Jones Catherine George Mildred Waid . Marjorie Spriggs ' ■ H Morwenna Tellier Elsye Taylor ACTIVE MEMBERS Eleanor Robinson Leola Reuter Frances Allen Janet Brown Alice Cass Barbara Fillebrown Catherine George Virginia Hamilton Julie Quigley Virginia Temple Nora Hallisey 1934 Alice Schuyler Morwenna Tellier 1935 Clara Jones Vera Page Elsye Taylor Marjorie Spriggs Katherine Sullivan 1936 Marguerite Striebel Mildred Waid PLEDGES Dorothy MacArthur Lynette Martin Helen Fardy Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Eta has sponsored this year several teas for the active alumnae and faculty of the college. In January the annual Toy Theatre was presented at the college residence for a large and appreciative audience. Three one-act plays were given: “Overtones” and “The Pot-Boiler,” both by Alice Gerstenberg, and “ ’Op-O’-Me-Thumb” by Frederick Fenn and Richard Pryce. The production has been taken on tour, and the proceeds are to be used toward a memorial scholarship fund to Maude Gatchell Hicks who passed away March fourth of this year. [ 39 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 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 Southwick Ella McDuffie Ross Agnes Knox Black Ethel Vienna Bailey Grace Burrage Kenney Sarah McCrystal Kelley Adelaide Patterson Marjorie Knapp Margaret Penick Leitner Gertrude Binley Kay Marguerite Connor OFFICERS President .... Vice-President Secretary .... T reasurer-Corresponding Secretary Sergeant-at-Arms . . Mildred Beck . Marion Leslie Frances Lumsden Irma Baker Felice Edmondson 1 40 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Irma E. Baker Louise Heaton Mary Hughes ACTIVE MEMBERS 1934 Marion Leslie Geraldine Leveille Frances Lumsden Mildred Beck 1935 Felice Edmondson Jeanne Fairhurst Eileen Fernald Allee Hamilton Beulah Moore Edith Norris 1936 Lucille Spencer Theodora Turner Hilda Warner Helen Wintersteen Vivienne Bond Nancy Bosworth Emily Broaddus Betty Bunce Eleanor Campbell PLEDGES Jan De Cyn Dines Betty French Jeannette Hershberger Barbara Lumsden Ruth Wilder Seacord Doris Weir The Alpha Chapter of Kappa Gamma Chi sorority throughout the year entertained extensively the faculty of the school. By means of dances the members of Kappa are contributing to the endow- ment fund by maintaining an insurance policy on the life of Lois Teal Owen. A Christmas dance was given, and also one on the evening following Junior Prom. [ 41 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Phi Mu Gamma National Professional Fine Arts Fraternity Founded 1898 at Hollins College, 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- IOTA — University of Oklahoma Kappa- — New River State School, Virginia LAMBDA — Northwestern School of lege EPSILON — Simpson College Zeta — Kansas City Horner Conserva- tory Eta — University of Washington Theta — Lombard College Speech Arts, Minnesota Mu — Kansas City Teachers’ College Nu — James Milliken University Xl — Chicago Musical College OMICRON- — Horner Conservatory Pi — Sally Sharp School of Speech NATIONAL HONORARY MEMBERS Mrs. Edith J. R. Isaacs Frank Lloyd Wright Ruth St. Dennis Julia Marlowe Conrad Nagle Carl Sandburg Peggy Wood Helen Gahagen Joseph E. Connor Grover Shaw Mr. and Mrs. John C. Scammell Edna Shaw Helen Hayes Sir Carl Busch Otis Skinner Fritz Leiber Glen Hunter Herbert Witherspoon Alfred Lunt Lynn Fontanne 3ERS Dr. and Mrs. H. James Rockel Agnes Knox Black Frances S. Pote Belford Forrest LOCAL HONORARY MEMBERS [ 42 ] ■ THE EMERSONIAN 1934 OFFICERS President Therese Dupuis Vice-President Esther Nelson Secretary Lauree McNamee T reasurer Janice Wightman Historian Patricia Maguire Chapter Editor ACTIVE MEMBERS Lois Huff 1934 Dorothy Abel Patricia Maguire Therese Dupuis Janice Wightman Jeannette Jackson Eleanor Young 1933 Lauree McNamee Louise Monroe Esther Nelson Mariette Whittemore 1936 Geraldine Dondero Norma Morse Athalie Baldwin PLEDGES Dorothy Ryan Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Gamma began the year 1933-34 with a tea dance in honor of its pledges. The success of the dance was an omen of the success of the year’s social season which included teas, tea dances, and formals. Dr. and Mrs. H. James Rockel were initiated into the sorority as local honorary members. The annual play for the Minnie Maddern Fiske Scholarship was pre- sented- — -“When Ladies Meet” by Rachel Crothers — and the proceeds assured the scholarship for the year. Betty Alden Rosemary Caswell Corinne Mason Marietta Curran Mary O’Keefe Dorothy Taylor Elizabeth Evans Margaret Evans Henrietta German Marguerite Morgan June Hamblin Lois Huff Betty Johnson [ 43 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Sigma Delta Chi Sigma Delta Chi in the seventh year of its existence maintained its purpose of preserving a well-balanced social and scholastic soror- ity which has entered with elevated spirit and identified itself with the ideals of the college. A series of informal dances given through- out the year together with the formal given the night after the Junior Prom are high lights in the social life of the sorority. [ 44 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Founded 1928 at 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 Belford Forrest Joseph Connor Amelia Green Wyner Harry Kozol Arthur Edes President Vice-President Secretary T reasurer Beryl E. Fine Elise B. Fine Bernice L. Jainchill Dorothy Seltzer Bernice Schutzer 1936 Elaine Zimmerman Shirley Banquer Natalie Bressack PLEDGES Beatrice Weiner Joyce Gottsegen Sylvia Shapiro 1 45 ] Phi Alpha Tau The Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Tau fraternity has confined its social activities during this year to a series of stag dinners. These dinners, which have been held at various restaurants in the vicinity of the college, have been of a purely social nature. We regret the fact that the fraternity has omitted its annual play. Phi Alpha Tau is the only fraternity in the college, and as such has a reputation to uphold. May we hope that the future will pro- vide material by which we may carry on our traditions. [ 46 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 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 — Carroll 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, Tex. Mu — University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. Nu — Pacific University, Forest Grave, Ore. OMICRON — State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kan. Pi — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. Xl — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. HONORARY MEMBERS Alfred E. Lunt New York Theatre Guild CHARTER MEMBER Walter Bradley Tripp ACTIVE MEMBE RS Grover C. Shaw Robert Howes Burnham Elmer E. Hall John Zalanskas John McLaughlin, Vice-President Gordon Duff, President Joseph E. Connor, National Secretary [ 47 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 So hail, school of knowledge, great hall of fame. Emerson College, we’ll always love thy name, And though we may wander o’er hills and oceans wide, Our hearts will always turn to thee, With honor, with love and with pride. I Alma Mater, we love you true; Days of gladness we owe to you. Full of pleasure, of work and of fun, First in our hearts is dear Emerson. Chorus II Royal purple for nobility, Golden background for honor, you see When together, a standard most high, For gold and for purple to live or die. Ill Classmates, and teachers who help us along. Come let’s join in a cheer loud and long. Ev’ry day like a star all aglow Shines in our mem’ries of E. C. O. Madeline McNamara, ’19. % [ 48 ] ACTIVITIES " Therefore doth heaven divide The state of man in divers func- tions.” — Shakespeare. THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Student Council President . Geraldine LeVeille Vice-President Rebecca Angoff Secretary Irma Baker T reasurer Janice Wightman The Student Government Association was organized by the student body of Emerson College in 1908, to try to promote closer relationships between students and faculty and among the students themselves. This year the Student Council endeavored to revise the cutting system, and did succeed in procuring unrestricted lecture cuts for Dean’s List students. The Student Council has also presented some very enjoyable chapel speakers, among them Gen. Smedley D. Butler, and Clayton D. Hamilton. It is the desire of the Student Council to seriously consider the wishes of the student body, and thus bring about a finer spirit among the students. [ 50 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Forensic Union President . Louise Stevens Vice-President Vera Page Secretary Marie Robinson T reasurer . Frances Mills Lumsden Of necessity, Forensic Union Plans were considerably changed when we moved to 130 Beacon Street. It was therefore decided to use this as a reorganization year. Now that nine new members have been elected, having been chosen for their oratorical and scholastic records, we feel more firmly united and ready to embark on a successful debating season next fall. At present there is great enthusiasm over the coming competi- tion with New Hampshire University. The representatives of Emer- son College Forensic Union will maintain the negative side of the question: “Resolved: That the President of the United States should be given substantially increased powers as a settled policy.” I [ 51 1 THE EMERSONIAN 1934 The Groundlings President JOHN W ZALANSKAS Secretary JOHN McLaughlin Treasurer Wai-Nong QUONG The Groundlings is a men’s organization founded for the pur- pose of fostering good fellowship among the male students of Emer- son College. It has been in existence for many years and has been a means of giving the men an opportunity to do something as a unit and so represent the male element of the college. This year the college has given the organization the use of a club room in the basement of the new building. Here the members hold their meetings and spend the few leisure hours which an Emer- son schedule affords. [ 52 ] I THE EMERSONIAN 1934 The Canadian Club President Doris MacDougall Vice-President . Marjory Hicks Secretary-Treasurer . Beth Lockerbie The Canadian Club of 1933-34 boasts of an enrollment of eleven mem- bers, residents of various provinces of the Dominion of Canada — from the ex- treme west to the extreme eastern coast. The activities of the club this year have been in the form of teas, banquets, and theatre parties. It was the pleasure of the members of the club to attend a performance of Eva Le Galliene’s presentation of “Romeo and Juliet.” In December the club sponsored a banquet at the Jay Wong Low restaurant in Chinatown. Chinese delicacies served in typical Chinese style with an ex- planation of the various ingredients of each dish provided a most enjoyable and amusing evening for members and friends. The Emerson Canadian Club is affiliated with the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Canadian Club of Boston. At their April meeting several members of our club provided entertainment with plays, readings and musical selections. The senior Canadians extend every good wish for the success and pros- perity of Emerson’s Canadian Club. I 53 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 President ELSYE TAYLOR Vice-President KATHERINE SULLIVAN Delegate to Convention .... CATHERINE GEORGE The Newman Club has been very busy this year in the activities of the local club as well as taking a vital interest in the Federation Activities. Emerson has a representation in the Federation of Catholic College Clubs of New England, and is also a member of the National Federation of Catholic College Clubs. The Federation members meet each month at different schools that have a Newman Club. After the business meeting, a guest speaker ad- dresses the students. The Federation supports charity, sponsors lectures, and provides enter- tainment for children at the Welfare and Orphanage Flomes. Each year the Federation, which has representatives in fourteen New Eng- land colleges and universities, holds its annual week-end. This year the activi- ties began with a formal dance at the Hotel Statler, on Friday evening, April sixth. On Saturday afternoon the regular business meeting was held, followed by a tea dance at Longwood Towers. On Sunday the annual Communion Breakfast was served at the University Club. Miss Elsye Taylor, who is president of the Emerson Chapter, was also the recording secretary of the Federation for the past year. 1 54 ] . THE EMERSONIAN 1934 The Menorah Society President .... Vice-President Secretary .... Chairman of Executive Committee . Beatrice Rosenberg Esther Goose Fox . Minerva Bugen Rebecca Angoff The Emersonian Menorah Society began the year with a wel- coming tea for all the new students. It proved a most successful affair and many of the guests became active members. Our annual scholarship formal was held at the Barclay Club in January. Following this, our members attended Menorah inter- collegiate affairs at Harvard and Tech. We are planning another formal to be held in April in order that we may be able to give our annual Walter Bradley Tripp Award. Our president, Beatrice Rosenberg, has proved herself an inter- ested leader and the Menorah Society feels that it has had a very suc- cessful year. [ 55 ] - THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Children’s Theatre The Children ' s Theatre group, composed of members of the junior class, under the direction of Mrs. Kay, opened its fifteenth season on November fourth with the production of “The Poor Little Rich Girl ' ' by Eleanor Gates. A. A. Milne’s “Toad of Toad Hall” was the second offering. This play, based on Kenneth Graham’s enchanting story, “Wind in the Willows,” had not been done in this country before. On February tenth a new version of Materlinck’s “The Blue Bird,” presenting scenes not done before, was put on in the children’s playhouse. “The Scotch Twins” by Eleanor Perkins on March seven- teenth, and “The Wicked Witch and the Dancing Shoes” on April twenty-eighth will complete the season’s program. [ 56 ] FEATURE SECTION “Motley’s the only wear.” — Shakespeare. THE EMERSONIAN 1934 TO THE SENIORS (From Conrad Aiken ' s “Bread and Music’’) Lessons we learned with you were more than lessons, Good times we shared with you were more than fun, Now that you are gone, we all will miss you, We’re sorry that your schooldays here are done. Your voices all have echoed through our hallways — And we have heard your tread upon our stair. These things do not remember you, O Seniors, And yet, to us, you all still linger there. For it is in our hearts you are among us, And in a memory that never dies. This thought we will cherish with us always — “We knew you once, O Beautiful and Wise!” TO THE FRESHMEN (From Sara Teasdale’s “When I am Gone’’) Now you are here, and over you the teachers Shake “Crits” beyond compare; ’Though you should come a-crying broken-hearted, T hey shall not care! You now have peace as Germany is peaceful, You never see an “A” — But just remember, as you now are. Freshmen, So once were they! TO MYSELF (From Carl Sandburg’s “Grass”) Give me poetry or prose — Shakespeare, Teasdale, Poe. Hand it over and let me work. I ' ll burlesque it. I don’t care what. And give me lovely things of Amy Lowell, And give me Keats and Shelley and Millay. Hand it over and let me work. Two years, ten years, and you will say to your children, “She’s better than Minsky, I knew her when — ” I burlesque things, I don’t care what. Geraldine Dondero, ’36. 1 58 ] THE EMERSON, IAN 1934 Hr H.° H (This title, dear reader, means absolutely nothing to you, bur rest as- sured it hides many a " double entendre.” Under the " dear reader” insult, I include not only those who have paid for their own copy by the sweat of noble brows, but also those who look over someone else’s. shoulder and those who happen to pick it up in the front parlor of ' ! to see how dear has made a show of herself at Emerson.) Regardless then once again of the reader ' s fine, sensitive nature, I shall pro- ceed to discuss a few phases of humor which have suffered the slings of out- rageous fortune, to my mind, most undeservedly. First I refer to what has been termed, “The lowest form of wit.” What folly! It is my firm belief that this definition was instituted by some imbecile incapable of the subtle art of punning. The right pun in the right place is often more useful in establishing friendly relations than, for example, a neat quotation from Browning or Shakespeare. There are, of course, different classes of puns. Some undoubtedly are lower than others, but, in punning as in most things, the student of the art must start at the foot of the ladder. Therefore when you would knife the person who puns at you, withhold your blows — make the punishment fit the crime — pun yourself. If you can’t do this, look deep into your own heart — clear out the verbiage which clouds your vision, and start at the bottom of the ladder yourself. Peace be with you! From puns, we advance with a purposeful gleam upon stories of this ilk: ‘‘Why are Hoover and Lindbergh alike?” The answer of course being: ‘‘They’re both tall and blond except Mr. Hoover.” Very much the same effect can be gained by using Santa Claus in place of either of the gentlemen, and inserting a long white beard in the reply. This latter is old stuff, but there is another series which is still progressing: the Little Audrey stories. Everyone has heard some of them — no one has heard all of them because they are still in the making. This is a fairly recent one I believe, and one typical of the series. " Little Audrey’s mother was away for the day, and when she came back she found that Little Audrey had squeezed a whole tube of toothpaste all over the new oriental rug, and Little Audrey’s mother laughed and laughed because she knew Little Audrey would never be able to get it all back in the tube again.” Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes and a cup of coffee! Not exactly in the same category come the " Bigger” family stories. You must have heard of them. There is Papa Bigger, Mama Bigger, and Baby Big- ger. The question is which is Bigger. And the only answer is. Baby Bigger, of course, because he is a " little Bigger.” And so on ’til the foam choked her. These are just a few words of exhortation to those who really desire to fit themselves for the S. C. C. (Snappy Come-back Club.) Beware if you are not made of stern stuff, for the S. C. C. accepts no slackers. It requires a steady hand, fast to the draw and quick on the trigger. Its one requirement after the difficult initiation into membership is this: " Death by slow torture to the who says to you, ‘Be Funny!’ ” — Mary Hickey, ’35. % TO BE- I OR NOT TO BE (Taccnus vSold To L e f THE EMERSONIAN 1934 " The Past Recaptured” By Margaret Just, ' 34 The eminent French philosopher and psychologist. Marcel Proust, pro- duced a book several years ago which bore the intriguing title, “The Past Re- captured.’’ Perhaps it was Monsieur Proust’s psychological prowess which prompted him to name the book so, for what being wouldn’t be enchanted at the idea of recapturing the past? Whether one would prefer to relive the past, or remake the past, or simply review the past is a matter of personal taste — the fact remains that recapturing the past, in any manner of form, would be per- haps the most enchanting thing in the world. Think of the amazing and awe-inspiring, the whimsical and fanciful, the beautiful and charming scenes, events and peoples we should meet and know! Think of recapturing the joy of past triumphs, of reliving with the people of bygone days their hopes and despondencies! Think of being a silent and invisible spectator of the past — yet realizing the actualities of the present. Just suppose we could, for example, stroll down Beacon Street in the late nineties — silent, invisible onlookers — allowed to recapture a bit of the past. Just suppose we could — It is a crisp cold morning in December. There aren’t many people out at this early hour— at least not many are out on fashionable Beacon Street. We find ourselves at the outskirts of the Garden, and we hesitate, for we can- not decide whether to stroll down Marlborough Street or Beacon, but we de- cide on Beacon because there are more huge mansions on that street. We hurry across the street, for a carriage is coming down the street at a furious pace, and unless we manage to get to the other side we shall find ourselves in danger of being knocked down- — the horse must have been going at least twenty miles an hour! We saunter along, for although the weather is sharply cold we are eager to see as much as possible. How fortunate that we are not seen, for our ap- pearance would surely label us “lunatics.” We are wearing no veils — Ladies on Beacon Street almost invariably do, my dears — and we have on silly low shoes — no need to try to pull our skirts down for they won’t come. The mansions aren’t numbered, but we know the one that is now one hundred thirty. Ah! Here it is! We hasten our steps. Oh, if only we don’t find ourselves back in the Present before we see the inside! There is a very fashionable carriage at the curb, and even as we stand on the sidewalk gaping, the door of the house opens and — not Mrs. Rogers — but a stately looking butler is to be seen holding the door as a tall and extreme- ly distinguished looking man comes out. Here is our chance. We dash up [ 62 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 the steps and into the house while the unsuspecting butler shuts the door gent- ly. To our right is a charmingly appointed room. We peer in. There is a blazing fire in the fireplace that looked “merely ornamental " in the Present. But this fireplace isn’t flanked on the left by files and on the right by a desk. At a tiny rosewood desk there is a delightful looking white haired lady writing. She is sitting near the window, and she looks very contented as the winter sun casts its cold rays on the soft folds of her grey morning frock. She has looked at us directly — and we think she has seen us — but it is the butler to whom she has spoken. Her voice is low and extremely pleasant. (A worthy forerunner of Emerson, we reflect.) The butler has announced breakfast. We follow them into the huge dining room. Here we see quite a large group assembled. There are three tall boys — home from school we glean from the conversation — a very small girl of about twelve, two young ladies of about seventeen and eighteen, and a very beautiful young woman of twenty-one or two. At the head of the table is a perfect example (we think) of the Boston gentleman. “And how is Grandmother? " — this from one of the girls. “Better, my dear, " says the lovely lady in grey, " the doctor just left, and he said that she might get up for the wedding this afternoon.” The eldest daughter looks more radiant than before and says that that makes everything perfect. We listen to a little more of their chatter and then go on to the next room. A den, it is. It is the back room of the first floor, and from it we get a magnificent view of the river. But the place is simply overloaded with gifts. Beautiful pieces of silver, priceless sets of china, and rare old paintings are displayed. We chuckle — the bride’s mother was prob- ably helping her daughter out on the thank you notes when we saw her a bit earlier. From the study we take a hasty trip to the butler’s pantry — we can’t re- sist seeing what our bookstore used to be. Into the pantry pop five heads — -in- visible, but nonetheless overlarge for the opening afforded them. We man- age, however, to see the whole pantry, and to note — to our extreme disappoint- ment — that there is nothing to be seen beyond a few carving knives, a number of decanters of wine, some glasses and a pile of linen. We proceed from here up the back stairs and in a second we are on the second floor. Such exquisitely furnished bedrooms — ornate, perhaps, to our sophisticated gaze, but lovely nev- ertheless. A brisk looking maid is scurrying up the stairs with a pile of garments on her arm; the butler is going down the hall with a silver salver loaded with telegrams; a nurse appears from the third floor carrying a tray. Such excite- ment! We peer hastily into the front room. It is evidently the " Master Bed Room” for its furnishings are definitely masculine, and there is a musty smell I 63 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 of tobacco about the place. (Though nowadays, notes one of our companions sagely, that wouldn’t mark a room as a man’s any more than a woman’s!) The second room must belong to the “lady of the house, " for it is all pink and frilly. We admire the furnishings in a speechless way, touch the silver re- spectfully, sniff the hot-house flowers appreciatively and hastily adjust our gar- ments before the mirror. (We just can’t remember that we cannot be seen! ) The back room is the eldest daughter’s room. It is delightfully furnished in blue. But we ignore the details, for our attention is riveted on the gown that is laid on the bed. It is a richly trimmed affair of heavy white satin. A veil of foamy lace is laid beside it, while piles of soft white tulle and lace lie at the foot of the bed, and we know that that will form the train. We wonder what time the wedding will take place. What luck if we get to see it! Up stairs again, and all the doors on this floor are locked except one. (Guests in the others, we decide.) In the front room we see the old lady who must be “Grandmother. " She is an aristocratic old lady — very small and very decisive even in illness. She is talking to the prospective bride in loving, but no uncertain terms. We watch her and then turn back down the stairs. In the basement there are two kitchens, and in each there is confusion and excitement. Caterers and extra servants are tumbling over each other and the various concoctions that are the results of their labor, while the housekeeper bustles in and out talking a lot and accomplishing nothing. Where can we go, we wonder? We decide to dash back upstairs and sit in the library for a while, and perhaps we may see the wedding. In the library once more we sit quietly and think about what we have seen. It was fun, we muse, to recapture a bit of the past. More than fun, it was exciting; we recognize that ours was a rare privilege. We have actually turned back years of time, and found ourselves in another day. But somehow we are disappointed. What we had expected, we cannot say, but something we have not found. Had we expected romance? Or something akin to the ideal life? Perhaps. Perhaps we had attached too much illusion to the past. Interesting — from a purely scholastic point of view, but hardly much different from our own Present. The same fundamental routine, we reflect — schooling, wedding, dying or fighting death, it was just the same. Our curiosity was ap- peased, but we weren’t as exhilarated as we might suppose. Ours was just the old, old story of the anti-climactic feeling that descends in one who attains a goal long anticipated. Or — better — we were suddenly aware that too much illusion is attached to the unknown. Life, of the Present or the Past, is akin. We simply have a shifting of scenes and a passage of time. And realizing this kinship, we can anticipate the future happily. So it was that we reasoned — and presently we left the house and walked slowly down the street. 1 64 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Sen ior Prophecy “SACRIFICE TO ADVANCE OF SCIENCE” Editor’s Note: This journal was picked up in the Rocky Mountains on February 7 , 1954, and is evidently a transcript of the tragic trial flight of a new rocket - plane. No trace of the rocket or its occupant has been found. “Contact! My rocket left its base with a sickening heave (I use the word ‘heave’ advisedly), and I was off — literally and figuratively. “There had been dozens of newspaper men and women, getting my last words for their papers. Both Zalanskas and I were amazed. We had kept the launching of the Zalanskas Mystery Rocket a secret, telling only about six of the papers and Nellie Spotniz — I suppose we really owe it all to Nellie. Among the newspaper reporters I noticed one particularly violent woman, climbing toward me on the shoulders of her fellow journalists and shouting as she came — it was Beatrice Mulcahy. We weren’t able to get together because just as she came within gasping distance someone closed the outer shell of the rocket and started the blast that sent me on my way. “For the sake of posterity I think I’ll keep a journal of my flight. Per- haps the Emerson Quarterly will publish it under ‘What Our Alumnae Are Doing’ — (I hope it won’t have to be in a black box). “FIRST DAY — Flaven’t been feeling very well. Nothing decent on the radio. Picked up some short wave length advertising from the new Emerson station, WECO. Heard Marion Leslie doing ‘the voice with a smile’ for little children. Turned off radio because Beatrice Ensher began talking about cheese — didn ' t feel very well. “SECOND DAY — Feeling little better — got out the X-ray telescope that Cleda Hallatt had invented — but had an awful time putting it together because the fourth chapter of Alice Schuyler’s autobiography had been used for pack- ing, and the X-ray had become quite attached to it. With the perseverance characteristic of my temperament I set it up and turned it on. I was worried for a few minutes until I discovered that the X-ray was turned backward into the rocket and that what I had diagnosed as appendicitis was just a bottle of seasick pills, a gift from Ida Gass whose husband is a druggist, they tell me. Evidently the inventor of the rocket. — Ed. I 65 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 “When the X-ray was properly adjusted, I shut my eyes and gave the in- dicator a shove. I was sure that something was wrong again when I saw Irma Baker lying comfortably on her back at the foot of a flight of stairs. I was astounded to see her get up, apparently at the command of a harassed looking man, climb the stairs, turn, and gracefully fall down them, landing this time a little to the right of her previous position. I turned on the sound transmitter just in time to hear the harassed man, decide that Irma wouldn’t have to fall again and that now the st ar could go on with the scene. She was a professional stair-tumbler. ‘There’s no future in it,’ I cried as I gave the indicator a sharp twist to the left. “The building into which the ray penetrated was the scene of some sort of a contest. It was all very confusing. In the center of a large hall on a huge throne sat Jeanette Jackson. Rose garlands and trailing arbutus spelled out the fact that she was Queen of the May forever more. (She really looked rather discouraged with it all.) In one corner Edna Patricia McGuire was selling a cream, of her own invention, which, she guaranteed, would take twen- ty years off your age. I was aghast at the number of children around this ex- hibit. Could it be possible that — ? Just as I was arranging my parachute I noticed that the children were being herded off by Leola Reuter, and Eleanor Robinson, dressed in grey uniforms and carrying placards announcing that this was a group of contented children from the Freedman Orphan Asylum . What I laughingly refer to as my mind was once more at ease and I let the parachute slip from my shoulders and continued to look into the great hall. On a stage in front of the May Queen sat Gladys Hanson playing the piano while Sybil Howe with six or seven veils did an interpretive dance that drew com- ments of Rid-iculus, colossal, amazin’. Mary Hughes is trying vainly to draw sorrfe of the crowd to see her tap dance, but there is something about Sybil’s performance that makes it the cynosure of all eyes. I even feel the spell my- self. I feel that I am falling .... “THIRD DAY — I must have fainted. I came to early this morning. The hall on which the X-ray had been turned was empty. With a sigh I set my course once again and was dreamily recalling a particular figure in Sybil’s dance when I felt a jar. I went to the forward observation window and saw Beth Lockerbie sitting in the basket of a balloon and studying the constella- tions, with a particular concentration on Leo. She hadn’t felt my presence and I couldn’t bear to break in on her preoccupation, so I sailed sadly south. Apparently so-named in honor of the nationally famous club woman, Gladyce Freedman. — Ed. 1 66 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 “For consolation I turned on the radio just in time to hear Frances Mills Lumsden, the advertising manager for Gerry LeVeille’s road company. They were touring the country with three plays, ‘Elizabeth, the Queen,’ ‘Mary of Scotland,’ and ‘The Barretts of Wimpole Street,’ and Frannie was urging Emersonian Alumnae in the different districts to cooperate with them and give the company a big send-off. In the company there were several Emersonians of note. Gordon Duff — who has, by the way, taken the place in drama for- merly held by John Barrymore — was playing the leading male roles, and Rose Solomon was progressing famously as a tragedienne. “At the close of Frannie’s pep talk there was a short announcement to the effect that a wrestling bout under the management of Ragna Hagen would be held at the Arena in one week — tickets to be procured either at the box office or from Miss Hagen. Rebates being given to Emersonians. “As the next twenty minutes were to be given over to a lecture on Greek and Roman History in our Educational System, to be given by Morwenna Tel- lier, I turned quickly to another station to hear Zelda Cotton, a memb er of that now internationally famous debating team of Angoff, Bugen, and Cotton, finishing an enlightening rebuttal on the affirmative side of the question ' Pro- hibition, a Noble, or an Ignoble Experiment.’ Therese Dupuis was acting as judge of the debate, and knowing that she is president of her local W. C. T. U., I had little doubt as to the decision. “At the end of the debate Eleanor Stevens made a heart-breaking appeal for workers at North End Union where she is taking Mrs. Bloom’s place. She sounded rather worried, but I surmised that she was really worrying about Louise, who was doing another of her daredevil stunts. This time I believe it was to be the feat of the century— -walking over Niagara Falls on a tight rope, balancing all her papers from her Shakespeare Survey courses. It must be a great trial to Eleanor to have her sister so constantly in the glare of publicity. “FOURTH DAY — Time grows apace, (Strange Interlude). I feel so out of it all. I forgot to ask Zalanskas why I should be making this flight. I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing — I don’t even know how to stop this thing — not that it matters. Oh to be indifferent, now that April’s here. Why didn’t I get a good job like Hicks for example — Councillor at a year round camp in Canada. Or modelling clothes like Bee Rosenberg at Wanamakers — but on second thought that’s too definitely out. I wonder if Margaret Just would take me on at her School of Southern Cooking. I could try to get into Quong’s ‘Bureau for Directing the Activities of Chinese Students in America’ — but I can’t speak Chinese. I probably couldn’t even learn to speak Chinese. I 1 67 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 don’t even want to think about it. I’d just turn into a professional ’Yes- woman’ like Edith Stone — she couldn’t help it, poor girl, I suppose — but it’s a decidedly unpleasant prospect. (End of strange interlude.) “The food supply is running low and it was supposed to last a month — to face starvation alone as Faith Varney and Mary Walker did looking for each other in Radio City. “The X-ray will help me to forget my hunger — perhaps — “Interesting — this must be Jan Wightman’s Greenwich Village Villa. The furniture is gorgeously modernistic. I hear Eleanor Young made every square inch of it. Dorothy Abel is leaving there now with all her children, mar- shalling them all into her car where Louise Heaton is waiting to give them a diction lesson — southern style. “Some sort of signal seems to be coming over the radio, but I don’t know what it means. Here’s a new lever that I haven’t pushed yet — Whoops, my dear — is that Northrup that I see? It’s a television machine. What ges- tures! No wonder she’s teaching expressive action! She seems to have a mes- sage for me but I can’t hear her. I gather that I’m supposed to come down — Oh, would that I could! I guess I better drop these memoirs overboard — they at least shall be saved for posterity. “To the lucky person who finds this journal — please bring it to the editor of the Emersonian. Tell her I hope it isn’t too late — that all is forgiven — . She will reward you beyond your wildest hopes. Thank you, kind friend. “Goodbye, Cruel World — !” [ 68 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 l " The Scotch Twins” By Eleanor Ellis Perkins F rom the Book by LUCY FlTCH PERKINS CAST Angus Neil, the gamekeeper of Glencairn Barney, his assistant Jock Campbell I the {wms Jean Campbell j Sandy Crumpet, the twins’ friend Alan McRae, the new boy Robin Campbell, the shepherd of Glencairn Mrs. Crumpet, Sandy’s mother Mr. Craigie, the Auld Laird’s Factor June Hamblin Esther Goose Fox ( Bernice Jainchill Betty Johnson Barbara Lumsden Dorothy Dean Dorothy Seltzer Barbara Bates Freida Nevler Her Ladyship Lois Huff People of Glencairn Vera Page, Felice Edmondson, Beth Lockerbie, Jeanne Fairhurst, Sylvia Uman, Lynnette Martin, Beryl Fine, Elise Fine Act I The Kitchen of the Wee Gray Hoosie. Act II In Glencairn Forest by the Waterfall. Act III In Glencairn Forest. Act IV The Great Door of the Castle. I 69 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 The Drama of China By Li Kai Ying, ’35 The oldest part of the book, “Shu King,” tells us that the Master of Music in the reign of Emperor Shun said, (23rd century, B. C.) “I smite the musical stone; I gently strike it, and the various animals lead on one another to dance.” This dance probably was the first appearance of the Chinese play- acting. Today the monks (lamas) at Peiping and Tibet celebrate the New Year by a dance in which they wear animal masks. Then the “Record of Rites” (“Li Ki”) tells of a play invented by Em- peror Wu (140 B. C.) in commemoration of his overthrowing the wicked Shang Dynasty. The play was done in pantomime to illustrate his successful march towards the capital, his conquest of the wicked monarch, the reward of his allies and the restoration of peace under him. In this same record, Li Ki, we find that in the ancient worship of God, companies of mimes were em- ployed to dance, to act and to pantomime to the orchestral music. Up to this time I find no record of any theatrical performance or drama for people’s amusement. I would fix the time of the first appearance of theatri- cal drama about the year 700 A. D., in the Tang Dynasty. Emperor Ming (713-756 A. D.) and the Cleopatra of China, Yang Kuei Fei, maintained a court of extravagance and revelry. The Emperor would gather the poets, ar- tists, and musicians around him, seeking laughter and pleasure. Li Po would write his verses and some musician would put them into music and then some- one would sing or act. These were carried on in a “Pear Garden,” so to this day the actors are still called the “Members of the Pear Garden.” Many commentators have regarded the literary achievement in Sung Dy- nasty (960-1278 A. D.) as an improvement of that of Tang Dynasty. Two hundred and seventy plays of note have been preserved from this Sung Dynasty. Then further improvement was made during the years between 1 1 15 A. D. and 1234 A. D. Real technique and refinement began to show in some one hundred and twenty plays which we retain today. Although a great many plays (about six hundred and ninety) were known at that time, I find no trace of the others. The highest development in the art of playwright and playacting was made in and after the year 1260. I hesitate to number the plays that were written at this time, but from that time on until 1912 A. D., at least fourteen hundred notable plays were written and many of these we have preserved. With the appearance of the Republic of China and with the influence of the West, the play, the stage, the actor and the theatre are showing a slow transforma- tion. THEATRES The typical Chinese theatres, which are fast disappearing, are of two kinds — rural and urban. The rural theatre is usually a temporary platform 1 70 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 with a covered stage and dressing room. It is usually built at the foot of a hill so that the audience can seat themselves on the hillside and can easily see the stage. Sometimes this stage is built in front of a public building or mon- astery. It is a fresh-air show and no admission is charged. All comers are welcome. Usually the expenses are to be taken care of by the community through the elders by public or private subscription. In the city, large build- ings have to be built especially for this purpose. The typical stage is without scenery except a few hangings and some curtains at the stage entrances. A real actor is one that can suggest to you all the necessary background and scenery in the play. He has to depend on his talents and his costumes and nothing else. ACTORS AND PLAYS Until the appearance of the Republic, very few women appeared on the same stage with men. Youths or men had to take the female roles and these actors or impersonators had to be trained from their very boyhood. In the past, actors were not considered to belong to the better class, but this prejudice is disappearing. The plays can be classified under three headings: the Moral, the Historical, and the Comedy or Farce. As a rule, all the notable plays have a high moral tone. Many of these are just short of sermons — “Virtue always has its reward,” “Be good and you will be happy,” etc. Love-making on the stage was considered quite indecent. A friend of my aunt’s actually collapsed when she, for the first time, went to a moving-picture house and witnessed a kiss between Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Filial piety is a favorite subject such as the national heroine who took her father’s place in the army when her father, a general, was too old and sick to answer the Emperor’s summons. Mu-lan, the heroine, stayed in the army for twelve years without betraying her sex. The historical plays deal chiefly with the heroes and heroic acts in history such as the victories of General Kuo Tzu-i, who saved the Dynasty of Tang after the notorious Chinese Cleopatra, Yang Kuei Fei, had almost ruined it. Another is the romance of the three Chinese Musketeers who took an oath of brotherhood in the War of Three Kingdoms. These plays are well known to men, women and children. I read them before I was sixteen, and many boys and girls of that age can easily recite these plays word by word. Quite a few plays were written about the courts of different emperors and kings not unlike those novels written by Dumas about the French court. Comedies or farces are very popular with the mass. Fickle women or widows are favorite subjects. To those who doubt the humor of the Chinese and the prowess of the Chinese women, many plays about hen-pecked husbands are convincing. Although very few women appeared on the stage with men actors, there were, at dif- ferent times, dramatic companies that consisted of women only. I was deceived many a time by some masculine actresses who filled their male roles so well that I hesitated to believe it pos- sible. [ 71 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 October November December 19 Mary Ward — “Eva Le Gallienne’s Contribution to the Am- erican Theatre’’ 4 Children’s Theatre — “The Poor Little Rich Girl’’ 6 Zeta Phi Eta Tea — Miles Standish Hotel 7 Phi Mu Gamma Tea — Ritz-Carlton Hotel 8 Kappa Gamma Chi Tea — Copley-Plaza Hotel 1 1 “The Poor Little Rich Girl " — Presented at Filene’s 16 Gen. Smedley Butler— “Our Crime Problem " 23 Sophomore Pantomimes 28 Artist’s Recital — Joseph E. Connor — “The Dover Road’’ 7 Founder’s Day — Dr. Daniel Marsh. President Boston Uni- versity Senior Revival Play — “The Wild Goose Chase " 9 Children’s Theatre — “Toad of Toad Hall " 14 Dr. Arthur Lee Kinsolving — “This Good Age’’ 5S? [ 72 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 January 4 9 1 1 17 18 20 25 February 3 8 10 13 14 15 16 17 March 1 2 6 8 15 21 April 7 26 28 May 1 0 17 18 June 3 4 5 6 Ben Ames Williams — “How Journalism Has Helped Me as a Fiction Writer” Artist’s Recital — Mrs. Blanche Urick— “Selections from Great Literature” Rev. Carl Heath Kopf — “Outworn Proverbs” Zeta Toy Theatre One-act Plays — Public Performance Canadian Club Banquet Senior Recital Year Book Tea Dance Senior Recital Children’s Theatre — “The Bluebird” Dr. W. N. De Berry — “Recent Trends in Negro Poetry” Artist’s Recital — Edward Howard Griggs — “Monna Vanna” Clayton Hamilton — -“The Theatre of the Imagination” Revel Beach — “The Evolution of Type” Werner Frederich — “Hitler and the Nazi Movement” Junior Stunt — “The Mystery of the Wax Museum” Junior Prom — Hotel Kenmore Artist’s Recital — Mrs. Jessie E. Southwick — “The Merchant of Venice” Junior Recital Junior Recital Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead — “The Present Crisis in Europe” Phi Mu Gamma Play — “When Ladies Meet” Drama Day Freshman Pantomime Children’s Theatre — “The Wickedest Witch” Sophomore One-Act Plays Sophomore Recital Open Day in Physical Education Baccalaureate Service — Old South Church Debate President’s Reception Alumni Association Meeting Alumni Luncheon Commencement Play — “The Romantic Young Lady” Commencement Exercises % [ 73 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Drama Day Massachusetts Drama Day was held at the college on April 7. For three successive years Emerson has been the scene of a one-act play tournament in which high schools from all over Massachusetts compete. This tournament serves as a state elimination for the New England contest where the two plays winning at Emerson compete with the winners from other states for the final cup. This year the New England competition is to be held at Portland, Maine, on May 11 and 12. Emerson played host to the visiting high school drama students, entertaining them at luncheon in the College Residence on Common- wealth Avenue, and providing each cast with student hosts and host- esses to meet any individual need that might arise. The class in Scen- ery Workshop, under the direction of Elmer E. Hall, instructor, furnished the stage setting for the plays presented in the tournament. The judges of the contest were Professor William Morse of Tufts College, Miss Helen Bartel, an Emerson graduate, and Profes- sor Leon J. Sturtevant of the New Rochelle, N. Y., High School. In addition to the first and second awards, the College presented a medal for excellence in acting to the individual winner in each high school cast, and the new Emerson scholarship, sponsored by the Zeta Phi Eta sorority, was awarded to Irene Prevost of the Durfee High, Fall River, with Caro Grace of Everett High and Philip Stoddard of Hingham High as alternates. The committee in charge of the play contest comprised Miss Bar- bara Wellington of the B. M. C. Durfee High School, Fall River, chairman; Miss Lillian McLeod of the Hingham High School, (both Emerson graduates) , and Mrs. Helen Matthews of the Arlington High School. The winning casts were those from Hingham High, in “Sub- merged,” directed by Miss McLeod, and Arlington High, in “Bimbo, the Pirate,” directed by Mrs. Matthews. [ 74 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 BEACON HILL DOORWAY Secure in mellow twilight The Doorway stretches itself To its full height And frowns on the inquisitive passer- by BROWNSTONE FRONT Plain, squat and solid, The grimy Brownstone front Jealously guards vast halls And high-ceilinged chambers. Its dull face denies The brilliant light And glistening walls, Which hide behind the ugly brown mask. OLD BOOKS I like the smell of old books. Their worn leather covers Smell of dim-lit libraries and Time. Their strong, smooth pages, Have the mellow tang Of old ink and Humanity. I like the smell of old books. NOVEMBER SUNSET Stark black trees Etch sharp silhouettes On the molten gold Of the sky. The lingering pungence Of pale wood smoke Seeps through The wine-sharp dusk. A November sunset Is an end And a beginning. NOSTALGIA The sharpest loneliness Is the nostalgia For those who understand. You feel it most When lights are brightest And people gayest; Bows and smiles are transparent For nobody listens to you, And no one cares about you. Somehow, you know it All the time. Yet you keep it to yourself For fear they will call you Fool. John W. Zalanskas, ’34. I 75 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Did you ever wonder how seniors get that expression of serene, benevolent dignity. ' ’ It is a long process, four years, to be exact. From the first day when you are told to hold your head against the measuring rod to determine your true height without the aid of high heels, or the collapsability of the spine, un- til, with a careless yet graceful wave of the hand, you flip the tassel, which pre- viously obscured your right eye to a position obscuring your left, you must work constantly on your head. The first year is taken up with working on the head as a whole. Heads bowed down with the griefs and inertia of some eighteen years must be lifted permanently from hollow chests. Heads capable of moving only in short hori- zontal or vertical lines must strive to increase their range without becoming dizzy. What a panic stricken wavering of the eyes one sees, when a freshman, finding it possible to rest her head on the first cervical without losing it down her back, looks out for the first time on her classmates. So it goes until by the end of the years, the head is almost free from the body. Almost but not entirely. All this while heavy facts have been pour- ing in through the ears and eyes, and a few on their way out the other ear or eye have lodged and have formed a sediment to be exuded on examination papers. You perhaps have heard of girls who lost their heads at examination time. That was because the head was completely exhausted of ballast. During the sophomore year we work entirely on the parts. The eyes, the nose, the mouth go up and down, from side to side, round and round. They rove together; they move separately. One eyebrow will go up; the other down. One nostril vibrates; the other remains stationary. With crayons, rouge and false hair, beards appear and vanish; eyebrows are drawn skyward or together in the center; eyes are given an Oriental quirk or droop like a St. Bernard dog’s. Mouths lose their lips in an ascetic pucker. By the beginning of the junior year the danger of losing heads is fright- fully apparent. An orchestra leader with St. Vitus dance seems as stolid as a snow man compared to a group of juniors greeting each other after the sum- mer vacation. They are extremely conscious of their public (the other under- classmen) and their public is extremely conscious of the fact that they have not forgotten anything of their previous year’s work. Very different are they at the end of that year. Facts, heavy and bulky have been poured into those heads, many of which never had a chance to see an examination paper. All the superfluous movements have been removed as a photographer retouches a portrait. Eyebrows, which previously could not be (A Study in the Evolution of an Expression ) [ 76 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 raised in disdain without the ears wiggling in sympathy, noses that would wrinkle in spite of a romantic atmosphere, mouths that would gyrate all over the face, all these have been corrected and toned down. A new permanent, a fresh finger wave, and the time has come for the ceremony. Radiating magnan- imity of atmosphere, the senior steps forward for the parchment signifying that she has acquired a head and attained the desired expression thereon. Irma Southard, ’36. " Satisfied” Let me be a vagabond and roam the seven seas. Let me feel the wanderlust while hiking o’er the leas. I wish to see the world at dark, hear church bells with the dawn, The singing of a happy lark, waking the country at morn. I could dance to a Spanish tango, laugh in the face of death, Fight a hundred devils, die for a lack of breath, Sing an ancient love song to a dear one sweet and fair, Cross the sands of a desert on the back of a fiery mare. Let me sail the stormy ocean, with friend Death at my side, Paving the way to heaven, with the portals high and wide. Let me freeze in the Arctic by moonlight, roast in a broiling sun. Starve when I’m minus rations, fight when I wish to run. But after my travels are over and I’ve lived my glamorous life, When my brain has grown ragged and weary, not quite as keen as my knife, If I could say that I’ve not lived in vain, been honest, and never lied; If I’ve lived my life as God willed I should, then I’ll die satisfied. Dorothy Mac Arthur, ’35. A Musical Drama Mother: Where are you Hayden ? It’s getting Kohler, and I want you to put on your overcoat. Sonny: I’m not hidin’. I’m in the living room. Pa: What are you doing? Sonny: I’m taking the radio apart. Pa: Don’t you Mendelssohn! Sonny: Now, don’t fly off the Handel, dad. (Runs out, leaving radio in pieces.) % I n ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Pa: You come right Bach. (Sonny goes faster) All right then, you ' ll take a Czerny Schmitt me to the woodshed. Sonny: Don’t be so Bossi. (His Foote strikes a rock and he falls. Dad overtakes him.) Pa: Now are you coming with me? Sonny: Yes. Ouch! You give me a Paine. Ouch. Etc. (And an- other licking has gone down on Sonny’s Liszt ) Author’s Note: This is a musical drama, not an operetta. An operetta is a girl who says, " Number Please? " Mr. Kozol: " I will lecture today on liars. Have you all read Chapter 25 in the text for today? " Class (in unison) : " Certainly!” Mr. Kozol: " That’s fine. You’re just the people I want to speak to. There is no Chapter 25.” Edith Stone: " My dad is an Elk, a Moose, a Lion, and an Eagle.” Beatrice Rosenberg: " How much does it cost to see him?” " Well,” said the professor, " I believe that’s all. And now are there any questions before the final?” There came a voice from the back row: " What’s the name of the text book in this course?” Well, of course they acquitted the prof for shooting him. " How do you keep your roommate from reading your letters?” " Easy, I just stick ’em in his books.” We hear so much about school spirit that we’re beginning to think the school is haunted. Dorothy MacArthur, ' 35. In Boccacio, it’s frankness: In Rabelais, it’s life; In a professor, it’s clever, And in a college comic, it’s smutty. t 78 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 " Test Time” ( With apologies to William Shakespeare ) To crib, or not to crib — that is the question: Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outraged parents Or to take arms against a sea of questions And by cribbing answer them? To pass: to flunk No more: and by a sixty-five to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks The cards are heir to. Tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished. To pass: to crib; To crib; perchance to be caught! Ay! there’s the rub! Thus conscience doth make flunkers of us all. K. Houseman, ’37. Conclusion We’ve tried to be as careful here, As careful as could be, And only let the printer print The things you’d like to see. The copy we have edited With all our might and main — We’ve made you rather charming, With “something of a brain.’’ Be not too quick to criticize But for a while reflect On all the matter we received To sanction or reject. Then stand a moment in our place! Sort this material through! Would you have done as well by us As we have done by you? Just one word more, before we part, About the things you’ve read; If they occasion your complaints, Think what we might have said! 1 79 ] L THE EMERSONIAN 1934 WHERE TO WRITE Abel, Dorothy B. Alden, Betty Allen, Frances . Angoff, Rebecca Baker, Irma Baldwin, Athalie Banquer, Shirley Bates, Barbara . Baurer, Ruth . Beck, Mildred Berger. Frances . Bond, Vivienne . Bosworth, Nancy Bressack, Natalie Broaddus, Emily . Brown, Janet . Bugen, Minerva . Bunce, Betty Campbell, Eleanor . Cass, Alice . Caswell, Rosemary . Chernis, Florence Cohen, Edith Cohen, Eva Cohen, Helen Conley, Eleanor Copeland, Harriet . Cotton, Zelda . Curran, Marietta Dean, Dorothy . Dines, Jan De Cygn . Dinnerman, Hester . Dondero, Geraldine . Duff. Gordon Duke, Adassie Dupuis, Therese . Edmondson, Felice Ensher, Beatrice Evans, Elizabeth Evans, Margaret Fine, Beryl . Fine, Elise . Fillebrown, Barbara Fairhurst. M. Jeanne Fernald, Eilene . Freedman, Gladyce . Freedman. Rose . French. Betty . Fardy, Helen Gass, Ida . 1610 So. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Hts., Ohio 21 Maple St., Braintree, Mass. 23 Richardson Rd., Belmont, Mass. 1 10 Floyd St., Dorchester, Mass. .117 Gibson St., Jermyn. Pa. Bainbridge, N. Y. . 448 George St., New Haven, Conn. 18 Conant St., Danvers, Mass. . 937 Elm St., New Haven. Conn. The Edgemere, East Hampton. Conn. 47 Gardner St., Chelsea, Mass. 135 Princeton Rd., Audubon, N. J. . . . . 1 Lake Ave.. Natick, Mass. 24 Beacon Ave., Holyoke, Mass. 85 Notch Rd., North Adams, Mass. East Broadway, Salem, N. Y. 326 Warren St., Phillipsburg, N. J. . . . 402 Laurens St., Olean, N. Y. 9 Vincent St., Cambridge, Mass. 367 Prospect St., Woonsocket, R. I. 70 W. Barney St., Gouverneur, N. Y. . 20 John St., Chelsea, Mass. 33 Woodlawn St., Randolph. Mass. 32 N. Pleasant St., Taunton, Mass. 46 Poplar St., Gloucester, Mass. 887 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Ctr., Mass. 1512 Kemble St., Utica, N. Y. 84 L St., Turners Falls. Mass. . 254 South 6th St., Fulton. N. Y. 229 North St., New Bedford. Mass. 6711 Lakewood Blvd.. Dallas, Texas 48 Orchard St., Portsmouth, N. H. 107 Congress St., Portsmouth. N. H. 1 1 Elmont St., Dorchester, Mass. 115 Chatham Rd.. Brockton. Mass. . 46 Dryden Ave.. Pawtucket, R. I. 27 Rutland St., Hudson. Mass. 175 Lincoln St., West Bridgewater, Mass. 1860 Beacon St., Waban, Mass. 1860 Beacon St., Waban. Mass. Laurel, Miss. Laurel, Miss. Harrubs Corner, Kingston, Mass. Goffle Hill Rd.. Midland Park, N. J. 49 Wadsworth Ave., Waltham. Mass. 8 Hosmer St., Mattapan. Mass. 24 Rogers Ave., Lynn, Mass. 157 Middlesex Ave., Medford. Mass. 54 Lambert St., Medford. Mass. 27 County Rd., Chelsea, Mass. [ 80 ] THE EMERSONIAN 1934 George, Catherine German, Henrietta Gilman, Margaret Gissler, Marjorie Goldman, Miriam Goose, Esther Gootman. Minna Gottsegen, Joyce Green, June Griffin, Eugenia Griffin, Mary . Hagen, Ragna . Hallatt, Cleda . Hallisey, Nora . Hamblin, Marion Hamilton, Allee Hamilton, Virginia Hanson, Gladys . Harris, Louise . Harrison, Selma . Heaton, Louise . Hershberger, Jeannette Hickey, Mary Hicks, Margery . Houseman. Kenneth Howe, Sibyl Huff, Lois . Hughes, Betty . Hughes, Mary . Jackson, Jeanette Jainchill, Bernice Johnson, Betty . Jones, Clara Just, Margaret . Kemp, Marjorie . King, Lillian Kirkpatrick, Gertrude Lawton, John Henry . Leslie, Marion . LeVeille, Geraldine . Lewis, Edna Li Kai Ying . Lieff, Sylvia Lockerbie, Elizabeth Lourie, Hazel . Lumsden, Barbara Lumsden, Frances Mills MacArthur. Dorothy MacDonald, Helen MacDougall, Doris . Mann, Robert . Marcus, Sylvia . 323 North 9th St., Lebanon, Penn. 23 Evans St., Waterbury, Conn. 35 Orchard St., Belmont, Mass. 123 Park St., Newton Centre, Mass. 1666 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, Mass. 291 Washington Ave., Chelsea, Mass. 169 Nichols St., Everett, Mass. 1495 Boulevard, New Haven, Conn. . 15 Parkman St., Brookline, Mass. Harvard, Mass. . 2307 Mass. Ave., No. Cambridge, Mass. 279 Hayward St., E. Braintree, Mass. 285 Victoria Ave., Chatham, Ontario . 486 Warren Ave., Brockton, Mass. 10 Clisbee Sq., Revere, Mass. . 18 Ingersoll Rd., Wellesley, Mass. 96 Livingston St., New Haven, Conn. 75 Park St., Mansfield, Mass. 402 S. Nattie St., Terrell, Texas 223 Conner St., New Haven, Conn. . 809 Maurey Ave., Gastonia, N. C. 1502 Seventh Ave., Altoona, Penn. 52 Main St., Peabody, Mass. Upper Sackville, New Brunswick 156 Olive Ave., Lawrence, Mass. 46 No. Willard St., Burlington, Vt. Wakefield, Mass., R. F. D. 304 Atlantic St., Atlantic, Mass. 54 East St., Waynesburg, Pa. Central Ave., Ayer, Mass. . 750 Edgewood Ave., New Haven, Conn. . 184 Wentworth Ave., Edgewood, R. I. 1413 Hamilton St., Wilmington, Del. . 412 T St., N. W., Washington, D. C. American Consulate, Moncton, N. B. . 20 Alton Place, Brookline, Mass. . 682 Third Ave., Woonsocket, R. I. . 5 Grant St., Concord, Mass. 1 1 Hoover St., Burlington, Vt. Lake Drive, Winona, Minnesota 139 No. Main St., Attleboro, Mass. 60 Lung Chong St., Canton, China 129 Garfield Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. 1941 McIntyre St., Regina, Saskatchewan 54 Ellison Rd., Newton Centre, Mass. 33 Horace Rd., Belmont, Mass. Sodus, N. Y. 31 Elvir St., E. Lynn, Mass. 33 Spring St., Malden, Mass. 35 Parker St., Lexington, Mass. . Wauregan, Conn. 331 Seaver St., Roxbury, Mass. [ 81 1 THE EMERSONIAN 1934 Marshall, Virginia . Martin, Lynette Mason, Corinne . Massirman, Pearl Matison, Julia . McGuire, Edna . McLaughlin, John McNamee, Lauree Monroe, Louise . Moore, Beulah . Morgan, Marguerite . Morse, Norma . Mulcahy, Beatrice . Murch, Natalie . Nataupsky, Sylvia Neily, Louise Nelson, Esther . Nevins, Irene Nevler, Freida . Newcomb, Joyce . Norris, Edith Northrup, Roberta . O’Gara, Florence O’Keefe, Mary . Page, Vera . Quigley, Julie . Quong, Wai-Nong Reuter, Leola Rice, Virginia . Robertson, Ione Robinson, Eleanor Robinson, Marie . Rosenberg, Beatrice . Roughgarden. Daniel Rubenstein, Madeline Rutstein, Daniel Ryan, Dorothy . Schuyler, Alice . Schycon, Sylvia . Seltzer, Dorothy Shapiro, Sylvia . Shepatin, Sadye . Shutzer, Bernice Sirkin, Adele Sisson, Evelyn . Solomon, Rose . Soule, Lucile . Southard. Erma . Spencer. Lucile . Spotniz, Nellie . Spriggs, Marjorie 24 George St., Newton, Mass. 93 Monica St., Rochester, N. Y. . 13 Euclid Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. 57 Kimball Rd., Chelsea, Mass. 96 Naples Rd.. Brookline, Mass. 26 Gray St., Cambridge, Mass. 44 Hancock St., Everett, Mass. 326 Allen St., Hudson, N. Y. 63 Bellevue Ave., Melrose, Mass. 615 E. Greene St., Waynesburg, Pa. 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SPECIAL STUDENTS Barnstone, Beatrice . Brooks, Estella Brown, Janet Elizabeth Byer, Esther Conway, Frank . Dow, Dorothy . Doyle, Esther . Fopiano, Teresa Greenwood, Ida . Gulesian, Winifred . Higgins, Mary Hurley, Agnes . Narkiewich, Jennie . Nash, Elizabeth . Reed, Emily Remick, Margaret Rinden, Gertrude Thissell, Dorothy Townsend, Felicia Troeger, Virginia Walker, Horace 9 Gibbs St., Brookline, Mass. Lincoln, Mass. 42 Common St., Providence, R. I. . 114 St. Paul St., Brookline, Mass. 25 Calvin St., Somerville, Mass. 4 Lake St., Natick, Mass. 17 Hinckley St., Dorchester, Mass. 27 Newburg St., Roslindale, Mass. 14 Wiley St., North Andover, Mass. Blanchard Ave., Billerica, Mass. . 388 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, R. I. 176 Maple St., Malden, Mass. 17 Sturgis St., Woburn, Mass. 75 Mayfield St., Dorchester, Mass. 170 Linden St., Everett, Mass. . 31 Stony Brae Rd., Quincy, Mass. Dover, N. H. 290 Dorset St., Waban, Mass. 556 Franklin St., Melrose, Mass. 27 Academy Rd., Attleboro, Mass. 123 Grant Ave., Medford, Mass. 1 83 ] Emerson College of Oratory BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Fifty-fourth Scholastic Year, 1933-34 DEPARTMENTS INTERPRETATION Oral Interpretation Vocal Technique Phonetics Debate Radio Address ENGLISH Composition Literature Journalism DRAMA Children’s Theatre Acting and Directing Technique of Play Production SOCIAL SCIENCE History and Government Social Ethics Comparative Religions PHYSICAL TRAINING Dancing Fencing Posture Training EDUCATION Psychology Methods of Teaching Oral Subjects In the college residence the student enjoys all the pleasures and privileges of college life under the protection of a well regulated home SUMMER SESSION JULY 9 - AUGUST 17, 1934 For catalog and further information address HARRY SEYMOUR ROSS, President Beacon and Berkeley Streets, Boston, Massachusetts Compliments of Compliments of KAPPA GAMMA CHI ZETA PHI ETA Compliments of Compliments of PHI MU GAMMA SIGMA DELTA CHI Compliments of Compliments of FRESHMAN CLASS SOPHOMORE CLASS Compliments of Compliments of JUNIOR CLASS SENIOR CLASS I i To render the highest quality craftsmanship and an expedited service on both personal por- traiture and photography for COLLEGE ANNUALS ❖ Official PHOTOGRAPHER to the “1934 EMERSONIAN” Compliments of Compliments of THE SCOLLAY PRESS Building Maintenance Printers Company 3 1 2 Stuart Street, Boston 1 23 Exchange Street Phone HANcock 6997 Malden, Mass. 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