Ferris State University - Ferriscope Yearbook (Big Rapids, MI)
- Class of 1909
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Text from Pages 1 - 132 of the 1909 volume:
Editor in Chief, CLAY NOR'l'H
Associate Editors: ANNA HETMANS1'ERGER, Shorthand Department
ROY R. BANNEN, College Preparatory Department QSeniorJ ROBERT E MERVAU, Pharmacy Department
ALEX HAYES, College Preparatory Department ljuniorj JENNIE DUMoN, Kindergarten Department
BRUCE EASTMAN, Commercial Department GERTRUDE XVAN ANTXVERP, Music and Drawing Department
LEON E. BITELY, Commercial Department MATT. j. LIDDY, Telegraphy Department
Business Manager, Rox' R. B.-XNNEN
DPIDICATED TO MR. AND MRS. FERRIS
FEW results, a few events,
Are all these pages hold,
QLQYQLVA! Yet this we ask you to peruse,
fi 612 , Wi Their message to unfold.
Of all the blossoms Nature sends,
Of all the flowers she breathes
But few are gathered in men's books
And pressed between the leaves.
We cannot know of all the good
That other lives have wrought,
Unless we note them as we should
And mark the goal they sought.
But as we scan the living page
That your life work reveals,
We know that each succeeding age
Must answer its appeals.
Vtfe hope with joy you will accept
This message we relate.
We therefore with our grateful hearts,
This token dedicate.
RVN f"K- gp Y father, John
f ' I Ferris,j'r.,
3 was born in
of Spencer, Tioga Coun-
ty, N. Y., january 15,
1824. He was one of a
family of eight, five boys
and three girls. His
home on the little farm
offered few opportunities
fo r growth. Poverty
hung like a pall over the
children. just as soon
as they could earn a pit-
tance at manual labor
they were not only made
to take care of them-
selves, but to give a por-
tion of their earnings to
their father and mother.
They were denied the privileges of school, consequently,
my father did not acquire even the rudiinents of an edu-
WOODBRIDGE N. FERRIS
At the age of twenty-eight he married Stella Reed, an
orphan, one of seven children. My mother was nearly
eighteen years of age at the time of her marriage.
She was then living in the home of Russell Gridley on a
farm four or five miles from Candor, Tioga County, N. Y.
She acquired a good common school education.
Father and mother began housekeeping in a little log
house four miles southeast of the village of Spencer. Fath-
er had purchased a hemlock forest of seventy or eighty
acres. In this log house I was born, 'Ianuary 6, 1853. Four
of my sisters, Sarah, Anna, Mariette and Olive were also
It is impossible for me to give an adequate description
of father and mother's struggle on this prospective farm.
The great hemlocks were cut into logs, rolled into heaps
and burned. Gradually the forest disappeared and fields of
wheat, patches of corn and buckwheat were planted. A few
cows and sheep were cared for in order to help the family
eke out a meager existence. In those days sewing machines
and kerosene lamps were unheard of luxuries.
In 1863, ten years after my birth and during the Civil
VVar, father built the "new house". In the new home two
more children, Stella and Seymour, were born. All of the
children were sent to the district school with a degree of
regularity that defied storms and ordinary ailments. I be-
gan school when I was four years of age. During the eight
succeeding years, school was the horror of my life. During
my first three years at school my entire outfit consisted of
a reader. I was not allowed to have a slate for fear I
might indulge in making pictures. Life in the school-room
was a burden. My unsatisfied craving for something to do
forced me into mischief and mischief brought me into con-
iiict with the teacher with the old-time result, frequent flog-
The winter I was twelve years of age marks the turning
point in my school life. Williaiii Holdridge, a teacher who
lived in the district, invited the arithmetic class, of which
I was a member, to visit his home evenings. His -personal
encouragement aroused in me a hunger for knowledge, a
desire to do something and be something. Wliile attending
the rural school I engaged in the simple out-of-door sports
such as quoits, goal, baseball, wrestling, snap the whip,
and, in winter, fox and geese. I was never a leader in
games, although in baseball I was a fair catcher. During
the summer I frequented, with other boys, the "big creek"
where I learned to swim. In winter I had my share of en-
joyment in riding or sliding down hill. I also learned to
skate. At the age of twelve I had the use of my father's
'tsmooth bore riHe'l with which I traveled thousands of
miles over the hills and through the valleys hunting par-
tridges, quails, squirrels and rabbits. llrom spring until
autumn I trapped for woodchucks.
At the age of ten I had one playmate, Rossman Snyder,
who received all of the attention my leisure hours and half-
days would permit. I still have a tin-type picture represent-
ing us in a standing position just prior to his leaving for his
new home at Oxford. Michigan. I am unable to recognize in
my life any influence, or abiding effect growing out of this
association. He is now, QIQOQD, a resident of Detroit, Mich-
igan. I could mention other playmates of rural school days
but their influence was essentially negative. Although I had
five sisters I was not fond of the society of girls. To be
frank. I shunned them.
At the age of fourteen I entered the Spencer Union
Academy where I made rapid progress. These were not
happy days. My ill-fitting clothing and awkward manners
excited the ridicule of the village boys and girls. W'hile
attending this school I had the good fortune to have as a
companion George Barker Stevens. He was about 1ny age,
less aggressive, less crude, but as I discovered later, the
possessor of more brains than I ever dared to claim. In
English Grammar I was particularly dull, so dull that the
teacher by way of encouragement called me a blockhead.
George was quite as dull in algebra and he likewise was
called a blockhead. In arithmetic and algebra I was strong
and so we exchanged consolations, George consoling me in
grammar while I consoled him in arithmetic and algebra.
During these few months at the Academy George frequent-
ly walked out with me to my home and I as frequently went
with George to his home. I do not recall that we so much
as dreamed of following any particular vocation when we
should attain manhood. The nearest approach to this came
when we bade each other good-bye on our last day at the
Academy. I said, "George, what are you going to do?',
He said, 'AI may teach after I get sufhcient education." In
answer to his return question I made the same answer.
George, like myself, fulfilled his boyhood's prediction. After
several years had elapsed I learned that George had gradu-
ated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.. that he had
graduated from a Theological Seminary and preached at
XVatertown, N. Y., received the degree D. D. from the Uni-
versity of ,lena and finally had been appointed to the
Dwight Chair of Theology at Yale University. He held
this position at the time of his death in 1906. During his
connection with Yale he had the honor of being acting
President during President Dwight's six months' absence
abroad. George Barker Stevens is another one of the
numerous specimens of late fruit of a rich and lasting
quality. I treasure his friendship as one of my boyhoodzs
In the spring following my sixteenth birthday I entered
the Candor Union Academy eight miles distant from my
home. I found myself less embarrassed than in the Spencer
Academy. The Principal, Chas, Evans, was a bright,
vivacious, inspiring, helpful man. Under his tuition the
country boy received sympathetic consideration. During
my attendance at the Candor Academy I became acquainted
with Edward E. Snyder, four years my senior. Two months
in autumn, September and Qctober, we boarded ourselves.
Our stove and pipe were the worse for use. In making ad-
justments of old lengths of pipe I not infrequently became
angry and made comments not suitable for publication. On
one occasion I said, "Edward, why do you never get mad?"
He said, "I can not afford itn. This remark awakened in
me a thought that still lingers in my mind. He was a
philosopher. One day Harry Denman, a refined and noble
boy from a cultured family, invited Edward to tea. Know-
ing our mode of living he kindly invited me. I declined.
VVhen Edward and I arrived at our room an hour in ad-
vance of the tea he said, "Ferris, you are going over to
I-Iarry's, aren't you ?" I said, UNO". He said, f'VVhy not"?
I replied HMy bringing up makes it impossible. I would
fail utterly in my manners". Hie laughed and with a firm
voice said, "You are goingu. I went. Never before nor
since that hour have I had a more embarrassing experience.
The napkins and individual butter dishes were unknown im-
plements to me. Furthermore, I was unaccustomed to being
helped. At home I helped myself.
Edward E. Snyder is now a skillful homoeopathic phy-
sician in Binghampton, N. Y. His amiable disposition,
quiet self-control, and pleasing manners exercised a gra-
cious influence over my daily conduct.
In the following autumn I attended a teachers' institute
at Waverly, N. Y. This institute was conducted by Dr.
john French, author of French's Arithmetics. He, was an
enthusiastic instructor.- His broad knowledge of human
nature, his appreciation of practical things induced me to
become one of his ardent admirers. During the week the
candidates for teaching were examined. On the last hour
of the last day the County School Superintendent, Mr. A.
1. Lange, discovered that I had passed the examination. I
at once, through my old schoolmate, Edward E. Snyder, be-
gan my search for a rural school. Six or seven miles from
Candor, N. Y. and fourteen or fifteen miles from my home
I found a school district called Fairfield. I persuaded the
school officers to give me a trial. I offered to teach a week,
and in the event of a failure I would make no charges.
I Uboarded roundu and for my services I received S28 per
month. I made few rules, visited every home, assisted the
weak and lazy, restrained the careless and tried to inspire
all of the children.
The following spring I entered the Owego Academy at
Owego, Tioga County, N. Y., the county seat, situated
eighteen miles from my home. Wliile attending the Acad-
emy I had for a roommate and classmate Minor Watkiiis,
a young man I had met some years before while attending
what was then called the VVest Candor CRuralj School. W'e
boarded ourselves. At the Academy I became acquainted
with three or four young men who exercised a wholesome
infiuence over my conduct. At this writing I am unable
to describe them with defmiteness. In the Academy I main-
tained a good reputation as a student. In fact, I succeeded
in passing the state examination for Regents Certificate.
This certificate would, at that time, have admitted me to
Cornell University without examination.
During the summer I
worked at home on the
farm, as I had been accus-
tomed to do in all the pre-
ceding summers. One day
I chanced to read a notice
in a little paper, "How to
ir Make a Bad Memory Good
y Q and a Good Memory Bet-
h ter", price ten cents. For
some reason, I labored un-
der the impression that I
had a poor memory. The
booklet was a disappoint-
ment. It was a compact
outline of a mnemonic sys-
WOODBRIDGE N. FERRIS
at the age of eighteen
tem. In a footnote on one
of the pages was a refer-
ence to O. S. Fowler's book on "Memory", On a Saturday
I picked blackberries and in the evening I delivered these
berries to the village postmaster four miles away for 31.25.
I purchased a money order and sent the same to Fowler 8:
XVells Company, of New York, in payment for the book.
just a week from that day I had the pleasure of receiving
the book. On Sunday I hid away for hours at a time and
read what to me was a revelation. Up to this time I was
not aware that there were other .worlds than the little one
I had journeyed in. This book called my attention to the
fact that some men had brains and that, so far as the
author could discover, brains were made to he used. This
book was the beginning of my present library.
In autumn I attended a teachers' institute at Owego and
there I heard Prof. Hoose, then President of the Cortland
Normal School, give a forty minutes' illustrative talk on
science teaching. Then and there I decided to attend a
Normal School as soon as my means would permit. I have
often referred to this event in my life. This event has in-
duced me to advise men and women to read, to attend
teachers' institutes, educational associations, religious as-
sociations, and farmers' meetings with the hope that a forty
minutes' talk or even a twenty minutes' talk might awaken
in the attendant new visions,
In November I returned to Fairfield and taught my sec-
ond term of school at 3530 a month, boarding a week in a
place instead of a single night. During the winter I read
the two companion volumes of Fowler's book on "Memory".
These books gave me an introduction to the study of phren-
ology. I am aware that the word phrenology is likely to
alarm the reader, but it was through these books that I was
awakened to an appreciation of the value of the study of
human nature. No small part of my success in life is due
to this awakening.
After finishing this term of school I concluded to enter
the Oswego Normal and Training School. Without any
advice, without any clear notion of what I wished to accom-
plish I drifted into the classical course. My actual at-
tendance at the Oswego Normal and Training School ag-
gregated in all three years. Dr. Edward Sheldon was
President: Herman Krusi taught geometry, without a text-
book: Edwin A. Strong, now professor in the State Normal
College at Ypsilanti, taught physics and chemistry, I. B.
Poucher, arithmetic and algebrag Sarah Cooper, English
and language methodsg Mary Armstrong, rhetoric and lit-
These teachers stand out clearly in my memory after
a lapse of nearly forty years. Dr. Edward A. Sheldon ex-
ercised an extraordinary influence over my daily life. I-Iis
abundant sympathy and kindness held me in line. Again
and again I would have abandoned school disheartened and
discouraged had it not been for his words of cheer. Dr.
Edward A. Sheldon and Prof, Edwin A. Strong approx-
imate to my ideal of what constitutes an American gentle-
NVhile attending the Oswego Normal I felt the need of
training along the line of public speaking. I had always
been fascinated by the preacher, orator and actor. I had no
reason to suppose that I possessed even ordinary ability in
speech. XVithin a comparatively short time after entering
upon my regular course, I joined a dozen or more boys like
myself and we succeeded in organizing what was then called
the Adelphi Society. I distinctly remember my first effort
at debate. I was confident that I could talk easily and
fiuently for fifteen minutes. I lasted just a minute and a
half. The others realized a like measure of success. XVe
persisted in our efforts, however. NVe finally admitted young
ladies to the society. In 1873 this society had become the
leading one in the school. Its vitality was due to the good
sense exercised in its organization, not that this good sense
was premeditated. It grew out of the necessities of the
hour. The society was recruited almost entirely from
Freshmen, consequently the society had an element of per-
manency, though without any marked degree of brilliancy.
If I were to put a value upon my training in this debating
society, as compared with my training in rhetoric and essay
writing in the school, I should place the higher value upon
the extemporaneous work. My present belief in extem-
poraneous work is the sequence of my practice at the Os-
wego Normal and Training School. During the past twen-
ty-five years there has been connected with the Ferris In-
stitute from one to three debating classes and to the bene-
fits of this work many Ferris Institute students owe a large
measure of their public success.
On Saturday afternoons I frequented the Gerrit Smith
Library. I read the books that interested me. I pursued
no definite plan except that now and then I read some
book that related to the school work I was doing in Ameri-
can and English literature. I also recall getting books reg-
ularly from the library. It was during my stay in Oswego
that I first ran across a copy of the Popular Science Month-
ly. The nrst number was issued Nay, 1872. I did not have
sufficient money to buy the first nmnber without economiz-
ing for some weeks. This mazagine awakened in me a de-
sire to know more of science. This is the one magazine
that stands on my library shelves, every volume complete
At the Normal School I shared little in the games. Oc-
casionally I played baseball, occasionally I went boat riding
on Lake Ontario, occasionally I found time for the theatre.
My limited means, however, kept me from making unneces-
It was at the Oswego Normal and Training School that
I first met Helen Frances Gillespie, now Mrs, Ferris. VVe
were classmates during my entire attendance at the Nor-
mal. Our first meeting occurred in 1872. In June, 1873,
Miss Gillespie graduated from the English Department and
in autumn began a yearls work of teaching in the public
schools of Franklin, Indiana.
I left the Oswego Normal and Training School lacking
one-half year of graduation. I felt that it would not be
a wise use of time and money to remain the last half year
for the 'fpractice training". My academic work had been
completed. During the following summer I assisted my
father on the farm in haying and harvesting.
In October, 1873, I entered the Medical Department of
Michigan University. At that time the requirements were,
indeed, meager. A six months' course of lectures without
any quizzes for the freshmen, the course of lectures repeat-
ed the second year with quizzes for the seniors constituted
the entire requirements for graduation. Students not infre-
quently matriculated for the first year, left the University
and engaged in other work and returned the next year and,
by the aid of notebooks containing the senior course of lec-
tures, graduated with an aggregate training of only six
months. Since that time there has been a revolution in med-
ical education. VVhile at the Ifniversity I had the good for-
tune to hear Richard Proctor, the great astronomer, lecture
on "The Sun", also J. G. Holland, then editor of "Scribner's
Monthly", author of "Gold Foil", "Timothy Titcomb's Let-
ters" and numerous novels, lecture on "The Elements of Per-
sonal Power". Proctor's lecture induced me to read his de-
lightful books on astronomy. I. G. Holland's lecture led me
to appreciate the wholesome influence that a forceful speaker
exercises over a body of young people. During the winter,
Prof. Edward Morse, of Harvard University, gave two lec-
tures on 'Evolution'l. At this time the University was
stirred by what was then termed "Darwinism".
One Sunday afternoon I strayed into the Unitarian
Church, of which Charles Henry Brigham was pastor. He
presented to every student, free, a copy of Channing's
works, a volume of james Freeman Clark, and a copy of
"Letter and Spirit" by Richard Metcalf. From boyhood I
was what most people would term a skeptic. In the teach-
ing and preaching of Mr. Brigham I found a response to
my innermost demands. Wliile I have refrained from join-
ing any particular church, my views have been in harmony
with those of the radical New England Unitarians.
I pursued a course in medicine, not with a view of prac-
ticing, but with a view of gaining a knowledge that would
aid me very materially in my work as teacher. The last of
March, 1874, I left Ann Arbor for my home in Spencer,
N. Y. On arriving at Spencer I found that the Free Acad-
emy was without a Principal. I at once made application
and in the course of a week I found myself Principal of the
school that I had attended seven years previously. I com-
pleted the term and was employed for the succeeding year.
During the summer I aided my father in his haying and
harvesting. On XYednesday, December 23, 1874. I was mar-
ried to Helen Frances Gillespie, of Fulton, N. Y. On the
Monday following we began teaching together in the Acad-
emy. At the end of the school year we concluded to try
a new field. In autumn we organized the Freeport Business
College and Academy at Freeport, Stephenson county, Illi-
nois. Mr. E. Ii, Sherman, a former classmate at Oswego,
joined us in this enterprise. NVe succeeded in building up
a school that gave promise of substantial success. Dr. Mc-
Kendrie Tooke, of Dixon, Illinois, then President of what
was called the Rock River University, induced me to dis-
continue my school at Freeport and enter the University as
JOHN FERRIS JR.
HOUSE IN WHICH WOODBRIDGE N. FERRIS WAS BORN
MRS. STELLA FERRIS
Principal of the Normal Department. As nearly as I can
remember we entered upon our duties as instructors in
April, 1876. This venture proved a failure. The University
was little better than a well-organized academy. We failed
to receive a11y considerable part of our salaries. NVe con-
cluded at the end of 1877 to discontinue work at the Uni-
versity and organize a private academy down town. Justin
L. Hartwell, then Superintendent of Schools in North Dix-
on, Illinois, joined me in this new enterprise. At the end
of the year we dissolved partnership. Mrs. Ferris and my-
self continued the work. This enterprise was fairly success-
ful. I saw that, sooner or later, Rock River University
would pass out of the hands of Dr. Tooke and some man
of means would in all probability monopolize the private
school field. VVe concluded, therefore, to close the Dixon
Business College and Academy in the summer of 1879.
On September 18, 1876, our first child, Carleton G.
Ferris, was born. During our stay of a little more than
three years in Dixon we led a strenuous life. After all,
we look back to delightful friendships, to tl1e days and
hours whose inliuence is a part of our very lives at the
present time. It was during this period that I drove to
Sterling, sixteen miles or thereabouts from Dixon, to hear
Theodore Tilton give his lecture entitled "The Human
Mind". The most powerful factors in my work as teacher
originated in the turn that this lecture gave to my forces.
I now have in my possession a beautiful letter written by
Theodore Tilton from his rooms in Paris, thanking me
calling his attention to the inliuence of this particular ad-
dress. ln this lecture he made it clear to me that the ap-
proach to the human mind is through the heart, that the
springs of action are man's desires and aspirations and
his intellect. It is from this viewpoint that I have attempted
to do my best work as a teacher.
In the fall of 1879 I accepted a position as Superintend-
ent of the city schools of Pittsfield, Illinois, in which posi-
tion I remained for five years. Mrs. Ferris did not teach
while we lived at Pittsfield. I was twenty-six years of age
when I began my work as superintendent. I was aggres-
sive, earnest, diligent, enthusiastic. Probably no five years
of my teaching ever bore more and better fruit than the five
years at Pittsfleld. The reader will not care to read the de-
tails concerning what I aimed to accomplish as city Super-
intendent. I was a follower, not a leader, in educational
thought. I believed that the Superintendents in the larger
cities knew what the public schools needed and I, therefore,
fell in line and attempted in my own weak way to imitate
them. Although twenty-hve years have passed, both Mrs.
Ferris and myself recall with wonderful distinctness our
social relations in this little city of Illinois. It was in
Pittsfield, June 3, 1881, that our second son, Clifford, was
born. It was on September 2o, 1881, that he died.
In the fall of 1884 we concluded to leave Pittsneld and
organize a private school at llig Rapids, Michigan. W'e
had had this plan in mind for a year. The Olllj' question
that remained for consideration was where we would locate.
XVe had three cities under consideration-Fargo, Dakotag
Duluth, Minnesota, and Big Rapids. Other cities were
visited, but the choice narrowed down to three. On May
16, 1884, we arrived in the city of Big Rapids. During the
summer I worked in a summer school conducted by P. M.
Iirown and C. E. Tuck. At that time, C. E. Tuck was
Principal of the school at Mecosta, Mich. I received noth-
ing for my services, because I was anxious to become ac-
quainted with the teachers of the county, in view of the
fact that the Ferris Industrial School was to open the first
Monday' in Sepember. Two small rooms were rented on
the second floor of the Vandersluis block on South Michi-
gan avenue. On the first day fifteen students presented
themselves. Mrs, Ferris and I did the teaching. The larger
part of the work was along two lines, normal and com-
mercial. The school soon outgrew the two rooms. After
considerable urging, I rented from the Masons the entire
third floor of the building now occupied by the Citizens
State Bank. In January, 1885, we began work in our more
commodious quarters. A year after, in spite of local dis-
couragement, the school grew and the third floor of the
Roof block was added, a portion of the second floor of the
bank building and a portion of the second floor of the Roof
block and finally the third floor of the XVilcox block.
New teachers were added as the attendance increased.
One of the first teachers was Mrs. Anna F. Pease, who re-
mained connected with the school for several years. Mrs.
Pease taught in all of the departments of the school, the
commercial excepted. Mr. C. A, VVessel entered the school
in 1889 and remained in full charge of the commercial de-
partment for fifteen years. Mr. Robert Stackable, now in
Honolulu, taught one year while the school was in the
bank block. Miss Goodison, of the State Normal College
of Ypsilanti, taught history and geography four months.
Mr. Charles Carlisle became acquainted with the Ferris In-
dustrial School through its summer sessions. He was able
to carry on his regular work during the year in the Ionia
public schools and give us the beneht of his summers. In
September, 81892, Mr. Charles Carlisle became one of our
regular teachers. He has been with us for seventeen years.
Several other teachers were associated with the school be-
fore it moved to its present quarters.
In 1892 I accepted the democratic nomination for Con-
gress in the Eleventh District. My opponent was Dr. -Iohn
Avery, of Greenville, Michigan. It is needless for me to
add that I was defeated in this election. After all, some-
thing was gained by way of personal acquaintances through-
out the twelve counties.
In 1893 the main building of the Ferris Institute was
constructed. It was during the autumn of 1893 that the
Norhern National Bank failed. I had only drawn one check
payable to the builder when this disaster came. Through
the fidelity of former students, thousands of dollars came
in for my use. Bankruptcy would have been inevitable had
it not been for this timely aid. This money was borrowed
on a 4? basis and paid according to the provisions of the
certificates that were issued.
In 1894 the institution was incorporated, capital stock
S5o,ooo. Even at this time it retained its original name, the
Ferris Industrial School. In 1900 the name was changed
to The Ferris Institute. From time to time new buildings
have been added. Their value, at a conservative estimate,
is SIO0,000. In all 4,389 shares fSIO eachj of stock have
actually been sold. For seven or eight years dividends of 8
per cent. have been paid annually. The larger part of the
stock is owned by myself. For several years the Ferris Insti-
tute has maintained sixteen departments: English, Pharmacy,
Commercial, Shorthand, Typewriting, Civil Service, Pen-
manship, Telegraphy, Elocution, Vocal Music, Drawing,
Kindergarten, Physical Culture, Professional Preparatory,
College Preparatory and Normal.
To-day the school is favorably known throughout the
United States. Our graduates bear the marks of thorough-
ness. The present year exceeds all previous years in at-
Cn April 16, 1889, our third son, Phelps Fitch Ferris
was born. In 1901 Mrs. Ferris withdrew from the active
teaching force of the Ferris Institute. Possibly no teacher
in the twenty-hve years has wielded a more potent influ-
ence for good than has Mrs. Ferris.
In the fall of 1904 the Democrats, in convention assem-
bled at Grand Rapids, nominated me for Governor of Michi-
gan. This did not originate in any desire on my part to
enter politics. It was a question of expediency. I opened
the campaign on August 23, IQO4, at Detroit. Notwith-
standing the fact that I had the support of the leading
newspapers of Michigan and the assistance of thousands of
Republicans, my opponent, Fred M. XVarner, was elected
by 42,877 majority. Possibly some satisfaction is to be
gained through the fact that Mr. XVarner ran 169,337 be-
hind his ticket. The truth of the matter is that if I had
political aspirations they would be of no value to me. In
Michigan there is a scarcity of Democrats that makes poli-
tics profitable only for the man who calls himself a Repub-
During all of these twenty-hve years I have lectured in
nearly every city and village in Michigan, also in some of
the important cities of adjoining states.
My work is not the work of a prodigyg it is the work
of one who has ordinary ability. I have simply furnished
another illustration of what persistent, systematic effort
In a word, the Ferris Institute is an awakener. It is not
a college, it is a great secondary school, that has for its
mission the feeding of the hungry, regardless of their age,
race and previous condition. VVhat the Ferris Institute will
attain in the future, the writer doesn't pretend to foretell.
7 ELEN Gillespie
Ferris was born
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in New Haven,
IN. Y., Septem-
ber 7, 1853, where the
first ten years of her life
were spent. Her father,
wishing for better educa-
tional advantages for his
children, then moved to
Fulton, N. Y. where the
daughters were placed
in Mrs. Caldwellfs priv-
ate school for girls. Two
years' training in this
school was followed by
three years in Falley
She then taught one
HELEN GILLESPIE mums term in a rural school,
thus demonstrating sat-
isfactorily to her parents'that she had talent for teaching.
She entered upon a course of training for her chosen work,
in 1869, at the Oswego Normal and Training School,
Oswego, N. Y., from which she graduated in 1873. ln
the fall of the same year she accepted a position, as teach-
er, in the public schools of Franklin, Indiana, and taught
there one year. .Four months of the year following she
taught in the high school of Fulton, N. Y, that she might
spend the last months before her marriage, December 23,
1874, with her parents.
She entered upon the work of teaching with her hus-
band, Wbodbridge N. Ferris, December 28, 1874, in
Spencer Academy at Spencer, N. Y.
From that time her work has always been associated
with that of her husband, her work of teaching continuing
,till IQOI, with the exception of the five years ol his super-
intendency in Pittsfield, lllinois.
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111 ll 1. ,, egan o., . c1., o buy
J 3, 1174. Hhe family consists of five hoys 2111
JA three girls. seven of w11o111 1121ve been teachers
ilc two hoys are IIOXY physicians H1111 two are dentists.
He hegan 11is school life at tl1e age of four. After linishing
the rural sc11ool l1e entered 21 village 11ig11 school, tive 111iles
away, from which he g'T2lKl1l211Ci1 i11 tl1e year ISQO. NVl1ile
attencling high sc11oo1 l1e 11111 chores for l1is board part of
tl1e ti111e, and for tl1e re1n21i1111er of tl1e year walked the 11is-
1111166 morning and evening. During tl1e s11111111er of 1890,
l1e attended Hope College 211111 began teaching i11 tl1e fall.
111 SC1Jl16lll17C1', ISQI, l1e e11tere11 tl1e iXl1C111g'21l1 1-Xgric11lt11ral
College, a1111 was graduated i11 18115. llc worked 11is way
11lI'O1lQ'11 college by taking care of l1orses. cleaning carpets.
splitting wood. and teaching sc11ool. 111 11is se11ior year. l1e
was 1'resi11e11t of tl1e 1,'nio11 Literary Society, Associate
lfditor of tl1e SPCC11l11ll1. 211111 wo11 the go11l 1ned21l in a cle-
lmating contest, 111 the S17l'1l1f2,' of 18115. l1e was offered a
positio11 i11 tl1e Oregon -Xg'1'1C11l1llI'Z1l College 21s lnstructor
in liotany a1111 was also elected S11lJCl'1ll1Clll1Cl11 of Scl1ools
at Cass City. He accepted tl1e l21tter 211111 1'C111Z11llCC1 tl1ree
years. During tl1is time l1e taught i11 21 S11111111er Scl1ool
at Yassar. Mich., a11d was elected Yice l'resi11ent 211111 tl1e11
Vl1l'CS1C1L'l11 of tl1e Tnscola County '1sCZ1Cl1Cl'S. ,Xssoci21tio11, 111
-1111112 1893, l1e came to tl1e lferris lnstitnte 211111 11as been
here since with the exception of one year. w11e11 l1e
held 21 position as 1llS1l'l1C1Ol' at tl1e Xlichigan .'XQ.'l'1Cl1l111I'21l
College. During 11is college course he t2111gl1t eight 111o11tl1s
i11 a lwarochial School i11 Chicago, 211111 six 1nont11s i11 one of
the Chicago Night Schools.
Klr. Xlasselink was lllE1Tl'1C11. 1jCL'Cl111JC1' 2.1. 18117, to 1,21-
vina X1Z1C:X1'1ll11l', a graduate of tl1e Cass City High School,
211111 for several years a teacher i11 71111803121 L'o1111ty. They
have three children, 1,21I1I'611CL', l,illi2111 211111 Rollo.
X111 Xlasselink is a11 cl11er i11 tl1e 1jI'CS1Jf'tCI'1Zl11 Cl1111'C11
211111 takes an active part i11 tl1e religions life of tl1e school
Zlllll of tl1e co1111111111ity. He is also interested in te1npe1'2111ce
work. 211111 has for several years spoken tl1ro11gl1o11t Michi-
Qfilll for tl1e Anti-Saloon l-e21g11c. ln politics l1e is Z1 pro-
gressive Rep111J1ica11 211111 is at present Lillillflllilll of tl1e City
ffo1n111ittee i11 liig Rapids.
C 9 ERT S T1 axis the only son of Elijah and Nancy
Quick Tiayis, xx as born une 30, 1866. His moth-
9 D er died when hc was only a few weeks old and he
ct-,oss was brought up by her parents. His youth was
spent working on a farm and attending the district school.
In 1892, at the age of twenty-six, he came to Big Rapids
as a student of the Ferris lndustrial, remaining here one
year. After teaching' a year, he returned and took up work
preparatory to a life certificate. which he secured in 1896.
He began teaching in the Institute at once, also having'
charge of the office work. :Xs the school grew, his oiiice
work increased so that he has had to give up most of his
teaching to attend to those duties. For the last eight years,
he has also served as Secretary of the Ferris Institute,
Mr. Travis was married in 1888 to Mildred llrainerd,
one son, George, being born to this union. In August.
ISQI, Mrs, Travis was killed by a stroke of lightning. In
I8Q5, he was married to Irene Schaeffer, who had been a
teacher in Toledo, Ohio for several years. They have three
children, Mildred, Geraldine and Irene.
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ant little New York state village, where he re-
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' schools. His youth was spent on a Michigan
farm. During this period he attended district school, and
later had the advantage of a year of grammar school and
one of high school training. He took his college course at
Racine, Vvisconsin. Here he received the degree of IE. A.
from Racine College, and later the degree of M. A. He
began his active life by teaching district school, giving elo-
cutionary entertainments, and clerking in a store. Deciding
finally to give his time to elocutionary work, he attended
Mrs. Edna Chaffee Nobles school of elocution in Detroit.
He received a diploma from this institution, taught there
several years, spent a year in Minneapolis, and then re-
turned to Michigan to take the position of supervisor of
reading in the public schools of Ionia. This position he
held seven years. He was called from it to Big Rapids by
Mr. Ferris in ISQ2, since which time his work has been
with Ferris Institute.
NVINNIE MILOR E. E. MAGOON
Music Gregg Shorthand
E. M. CLARK j. L. FELTON
W. D. CRAMER
History and Geograuhy Literature and Rhetoric
ALICE R. FORD
C. W. WILLIS ROBERT A. BANNEN
Telegraphy History and Geography
MINNIE FRANKII O. O. BISHOP
ELSIE B. HANCHETT
W. N. ST. PETER FRANCES GREEN LOUIS GERIN
Physics Music Band and Orchestra
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Cmnnmercinl Lntin and German Penmunship Kimicrgarten Actual Business
E. j. LOSIE MILDRED TERRY
C. L. PICKEL
W. N. FERRIS, C. L. PICKEL,
Wise sage and counselor. One of the fifty-seven varieties.
GERRIII1 MASSPLLINK, ELSIE I-IANCHETT, .
Right along that line n0W- Understand? Genial, aesthetic and theologically inclined.
CHARLES CARLISLE, MINNIE FRANKL
Please call for your excuse cards. ,,DOn,t you damp,
B. S. TRAVIS, L
Be sure to settle before you leave. E' It OSIE' . . . ,,
, ' 'Talking in this room is out of order.
W. D CRAMER,
"That boy of mine." O- O- BISHOP, f l Q I H
ALICE R. FORD, "You put the em-pha-s1s on the wrong Syl-la-ble.
"I am in earnest. You must be on time? E. M. CLARK,
5. L. FELTON, A physical giant with careful tread."
The man who teaches you to read, think, learn and LOUIS D, GERIN,
inwafdly digest- "The practical value of French is to have some one
R. A. BANNEN, who speaks it right from the Frenchman's mouth."
"Yes, but Why is that true?l' A' SNYDER7
S- MARY HOLDRIDGE, "One, two, three, four. Hold your breath around
'fBe definite! Why don't you use your common the Curvesfl
VV. W. KNISLEY,
MARY MCNERNEIU "Please leave the back seats vacant and fill up the
"I am ashamed of you people, bald-headed rows,
I might just as Well leach parrots."
FRANCES GREEN, M1L1ffzI1?iT1'?RRY, b d f .
We shall miss her, but our loss will be his gain. Thadlgs ljethut ygutngkan 7 il?
W. N. ST. PETER, ey axe e gi o novi 1.
"When I was at the University." C- W- WILLISQ.
A. D. SHIMEK, Be W1S61W1tl1 sfpeed: Y b d
A good type of honesty and stick-to-it-ive-ness. A bache Of at ony may vet 6 We '
VVINNIE MILOR, E. E. MAGOON,
I-Ier very voice is music. Devoted to kindergarten and English.
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Senior College Preparatory Roll
C. E. ELI.IOT'r, President. BAILEY, HPlRl3ER'l'S.,
CLAY NOR'1'H, Vice-President. His sense of hearing was alone unique,
MARX' BLAIR, Secretary. For he could hear the humble fishes speak.
HJALMAR CLEMETSEN, Treasurer. BLAIR, PEARL A.,
ADAMS, ELDON D., A real Pearl-
As you are old and reverend, you should be wise. BLOCK, ANNA D-y
ANDERSON, EI,EANKJR, W0fk is her balm,
Youngest of the Katzen-"Jammer" kids. And thiS her nature bids-
ANDERSON, LES'1'ER, Boys haw? U0 Charm,
We grant although he had much wit, She C3115 them merely "kids-"
He was very shy in using it. CAUGHFLL, WILF10,
ALLIASQN, IJAXVIQENCE, The girl who carries her imagination in her ears.
Sprechen Sie nicht so viell CURTIS, GEO- L-I
Legen Sie die Hginde in einander. If the heart of man is depressed with cares,
BOWEN, IONE, The mist is dispelled when a musician appears.
The very type of Priscilla. DUGOAN, LEO F.,
BAAR'1'0N, MARRY, But by your manners they correct their own.
To homely joys and lives and friendships, DAI.TON, DOUGLAS,
Her genial nature fondly clings. A man's no better because he's a poet,
BOUMAN, NICHOI.AS But a poet is better because he's a man.
What better crown can a man have than honesty and EDIE, HARRY,
industry? His mind is far above the sordid things of earth-six
BANNEN, R. R., feet plus.
Logiciau-He could distinguish and divide EBERT, ARTHUR,
A hair twixt south and southwest side. He raised his arms above his head and rained a storm
BERIJEN, GEO. K., of blows so terrible and thick.
Always busy, always cheery, always doing his level FOUST, MILFORD C.,
best. Still subject to the infernal sorcerer.
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FIELD, NED, LUCAS, HENIQX' S.,
The Merci-ful. The bright and shining light.
FREELAND, ALMA A., LENTz, OLIVER,
May she not always live in the land of the free, but in Short, but on the way up.
the home of some brave. LINCK, SX-'I.VES'l'ER J.,
GRANT, R. D., Twenty blushing maidens and he
Silence reigns. Sallied forth all blithe and free,
GLIDDEN, E. C., And the glory of the flight
There is a kindly word of melancholy, Crowned him hero of the night.
Oft' broke by random Hashes that surprise. Now he holds the noble pass
HOXIE, BER'1'HA, 'Gainst the fellows of his class.
She lived away out in the country, too far to go LISI,E, LESLIE W.,
alone. That man that hath a tongue, I my is no man
HELRIGEL, FLOYD H., If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.
Presumption tips his tongue whene'er he talks. LCJEHR, ARTHUR,
HALL, RALPH, Frowns at pleasure and smiles in pain.
"With friendly grasp and cheerful greeting." LONGE, N.,
IDEN, MILLIE, Ich weiss wohl was nun es bedeutet,
Good, the Inore communicated, the more abundant Das ich so traurig bin
grows. Ich hatt' nur das erste gelernet
JAROSZEWSKI, ROMAN, Den Rest war mir aus dem Sinn.
St. Peter's successor. MCKIKI, EARL,
KINNEY, KA'1'HERINE, Believer in the social smile.
And when a lady's in the case, McDoNALD, ALLAN,
You know all other things give place. The rest is silence.
KUHN, KENNETH, McDoNALD, KA'l'E,
The man who believes. Wise as the serpent,
"Least said, least mended." But harmless as a dove.
Senior College Preparatory Roll
MACHOLL, EDWARD A., PINDER, JANEY,
Good-win-ner. She looketh Well to the ways of her school work,
MAGooN, Esrus H., And breaketh not the rules of the Mighty.
The test of truth-It must be right-I've done it since PRIMEAU, MATILDA,
my Youth- Good in Latin and especially proficient in "Virgil.'l
MALLISON, CHESTER VV, RIPATTE, LYDIA,
A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! Diligoot, good and thorough'
MP-NN, CARL F-, RYAN, MAYME,
The Mann who hath no music in is soul is Ht for trea- ffwhoro can I get a 10bSter?7l
sons, stratagems and spoils. SHEAR GTIS
MOLTHEN, VV. F., ' ' . . ,
. . . . How much the Wife is dearer than the bride.
A living example of what a man can accomplish if he
Wills to. SHERK, A- R-,
MEooRNEy, EDITH, Mr. Chairman, honorable judges, fellow debaters and
"A gentle eye, a voice more kind, fflends-
We may not look on earth to find." THOMPSON, E. A.,
MERCPQR5 E5T.HE5f Teacher and scholar, side by side.
Sie 1St Wie eine Blume, T H
So hold und schon und rein U1 lLE' " I U
Sie schaut dich an und Freude The tlme Ivle Spent ln Woolflg,
Schleicht dir ins Herz hinein. In watching and pursuing
NICHOLS, JOHN, The light that lies in woman's eyes,
The possessor of the only standard voice for testing Has been my heart's undoing.
tones QLaWs of str1ngs.j VV-ENGER, FRANK,
NOLFY CHAELES' . - A man may be great in other Ways than stature.
Champion of the gridiron and an ardent pursuer of VV O
the dead languages. ENZELQ RfN lf . .
PAYNE, THOMAS, Variety is the spice of life.
A dreadful drop from the "Age of Reason" to theo- WHITLOCK, EARL,
retic sociology. Much ado about nothing.
Senior Class istory y
H-E desire for growth and the ambition to make the
most of life, united with a strong determination to
Sd 'QUE accomplish these results, gave being to our Senior
JL" ii" Class in the fall of IQO7. Wfe were juniors then,
earnest and diligent students, eagerly looking forward to
the successful completion of our course, and the passing of
another mile-stone on the road to Knowledge. Gur first
year passed by smoothly, and although we did little more
than organize, there was a marked class spirit and feeling.
ln September a considerable number returned, and, togeth-
er with a few new members, we re-organized, framed a
new constitution, re-elected Mr. C. E. Elliot for President,
and set the machinery of the class in motion. VVC were
inured to the strict and strenuous courses, and had profited
by the experience of the year before, so we buried ourselves
in our studies.
Although our lessons demanded most of our attention,
nevertheless we felt the need of a closer bond of union,
and to this end we held our parties. Last October we gave
a reception in honor of the juniors, which was attended by
over two hundred students and members of the faculty.
From this time we became better acquainted, and now a
most cordial feeling exists between the two classes. Many
of us have taken active work in the Christian organizations
of the school, as well as in the literary societies.
Yet in spite of the hard routine of work, long and diffi-
cult lessons, and regularly recurring examinations, we have
cultiavted a feeling of friendship and fidelity, such as few
classes can boast of. This feeling has borne us all too
swiftly through our senior year, and when we take our re-
spective places in the broad held of activity, we shall look
back, with pleasure, upon the many happy hours spent to-
The graduating class shows a phenomenal increase over
that of last year. VVe are a class of sixty-eight. A great
variety of taste and attainment is found among us. There
are eloquent orators and theologians, brilliant mathemati-
cians, diligent scientists, and students in literature of no
mean talent. All these are the products of our school, all
have been produced by the inspiration drawn from its walls,
and we feel sure we can uphold the high standard of those,
who have gone out before us to take part in the drama of
And now we regretfully see the time approaching when
we must part from our friends and Alma lXfater. Wie are
grateful for the help and the inspiration we have received
from the faculty and from President Ferris. lt is the wish
of each of us that the FERRTS TNSTTTUTE may live
long to serve humanity by inspiring the moral and intellect-
ual forces of her students.
What these parting scenes excel!
Feelings deep our bosoms swell!
Classmates, can we say farewell?
And that eternally?
Yes, we must bid all adien!
And parting be as brothers true,
When truth and love each mind imbue
VVith true loyalty.
H. S. LUCAS.
Senior Class Poem
The day of parting from a school beloved
Is ever frought with sorrow for a class
Ye teachers all, it is with sad regret
VVe leave you now, while tender thoughts entwine
VVhose bonds of friendship here have always proved Around our hearts for fair examples set
To be firm set. Yet it is but to pass
Into a broader world, and there en masse,
Extend the bonds of friendship welded here,
And add unto them day by dayg at last
To circle all the mighty student sphere
Through every day. They seem as bright to shine,
As silver stars, which ever will refine
The natures on whose brows their rays descend,
And brighten darkest worlds of sorrow met.
Forever on shall thoughts of you extend
With chains of fellowship made firmer year by year. Not even after long and toilsome years to end.
It is with fond regrets that we depart
X And leave behind another class whose feet
Shall tread the paths that we have trod, with hearts
As light as ours have been, and meet
The struggles we have met, all rendered sweet
By helpful words, and pleasant smiles for all.
We have no fears but on the way their feet
Will linger not, until within the hall
Of fame, they take their place at fortune's beck and call.
And now farewell to all, we hope that here
VVith you we leave behind some parting thought
That in your hearts will stately mansions rear
And dwell therein, nor let them come to naught,
For if within your life a ray we've brought
VVe have but done what we have aimed to do,
Accomplished that for which our hearts have sought
And learned to know that it is only through
Incessant searching that we find the good and true
-LESLIE W. LISLE '09,
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Junior Class History
Egwjee N August 31, IQOQ, a group of energetic students, known as the
- 3 CQ unior College Pre Jaratorv Class of 1 O8-I o were enrolled in the
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Ferris Institute. Probably no such honored class had ever before
been enrolled in the history of the school, for Within its ranks were
a Taft and a 'NVarner.
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After getting nicely started in our studies, and having again gained
our self-possession, We determined to effect a strong organization of our
class. For the honored position of l'resident, we decided that no other 1361'-
son could hold it as satisfactorily as Kenneth lilovay. Quite recently Mr.
Bovay had pursued a course in the Shorthand Department, and since that
time had been in the government service at Panama. After safely piloting
our class through the first part of the voyage, Mr. 'liovay was obliged to
leave us. ln his place we elected VV. R. Gillette, who is proving as good an
ofncer as his predecessor. ln November the class was tendered a reception
and dance by the Seniors of IQOQ. XYith all our hearts, we cheerfully ac-
knowledge our appreciation of the good time given us by our exalted and
eminent Seniors. During the year, members of the class have been promin-
ent in debating classes, musical clubs, and other similar organizations.
On March 13, the class gave one of the most entertaining parties of
the year in the kindergarten room. The walls were prettily decorated, the
speaker's desk adorned with carnations, and an enjoyable evening was spent
in games, music and speaking. After the 'frewipement of Miss XlcNerney's
wiped dishesw Cask iXIiss IXlcXerneyj, refreshments were served.
As the school year draws to its close, we can look back with very great
satisfaction at the record we have made, and can anticipate the pleasure of
having those who succeed us next year call us Seniors,
Junior Preparatory Roll
WM. R. GILLETTE, President
CLARA B. HINES, Vice-President
MICHAEL C. LEIPHOLZ, Secretary
WM. DRAKE, Treasurer
LEO A. STEBBINs, Yell Master
EARNEY S. ANDEIQSON-A student of Geometry.
CORNELIUS BAER-A big-worded, shipwrecked sailor.
CHARLES H. BOVAY-It's the little things that count.
KENNETH B. BOVAY-Our ex-president,
Is mourned by the girls as a lost
EBIMA G. BENJAMIN-Her sweet ways are paths of peace.
HOWARD DAKIN-AH authority on Parliamentary Law.
WALTER H. EBERT-YUSI ober from Yurmany.
OLEN ERB-fHe smiles, and smiles, and still he smiles a
mile of smiles or more.
MARY C. IELIASONZNIHTY had a little sack,
It's hue was green as grass,
And all the boys did Wonder why
She carried it to class.
GERRIT G. GROENEWOUD-Chrysanthemuns are Flowers.
GEORGE GUNDRUM, jr.-Slow and steady wins the race.
N. MARIE GLID1JEN"'IU the care and protection of one Of
J. H. HULETT-Men are April when they woo,
December when they Wed.
ARCHIE HETTLE-What shall I do to be forever known,
And make the age to come my own?
ALEX HAYES-MuSt mend his ways.
JOHN HAR'l'ELL-HS came from the land of the setting
Where sleep was obtained by all,
And the result is a heap of excuse cards,
For this oratorical genius, so-called.
IDA MOULTON jOHNsoN-EDiligence, perseverance is the
road to success.
HECTOR MCCRIBIMON'ThE mathematical wonder, or the
tallest man in class.
LOREN MURl'HY-A nurse of some renown.
REMINOTON NEAL-He feared the wiles of maidens' smiles.
CLARA J. PETERSON -A willing worker thru sun and rain.
RALPH PINO-A winner but not a lover.
GEORGE PARKER-Famous for his pens.
PEROY L. POTTER- "His cogitative faculties immersed
In cogibundity of cogitationf'
ZILLAH RUSSELL-"The tongueis mightier than the sword. "
FRED G. SCOT1'-"HIS blue eyes sought the west afar,
For lovers love the western star."
COURT STEELE-"Villain in name Only."
SMITH E. TAET-Highest honors to the class.
PEARL M. WALKER-Patient thru sun and rain.
HORACE WARNER"fThS Boy Photographer.
Ode to the Morning Exercises
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WEET messages of goodness and of thought,
y Appearing at the opening of each day,
:Q P f Your earl 1 beams of light are gladl sou ht,
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5 ' my And hope helps us to mingle with each ray.
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Your earnest plea for character and aim,
L ' N A For truthfulness, efficiency and love,
'fx - Are like the constant beckonings of fame,
if L, , Or falling stars of virtue from above.
As scattered are the seeds that yield the corn,
J And each an independent growth involves,
So are your cherished niaxims sent at morn
To fertilize the mind with firm resolves.
But though your chosen words and teachings fall,
And each one be as anxious to receive,
Yet Wisdom will not root itself in all,
Nor mind retain a truth it can't perceive.
But still these random darts of knowledge sent,
Though piercing every heart with different force
VVill deal to each the Wisdom of content,
Arouse, inspire, and fit each for his course.
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George XV. Anderson.
Chas. M. llrennan.
Robt. L. Caldwell.
Geo. E. Clements.
Dan S. Cole.
John H. Dye.
Fred A, Fox.
Commercial Class Roll
Harry F. Gray.
XV. R. Gillette.
Arthur J. Gebeau.
Floyd H, Harrison
L. XY. Hopkinson.
XValter J. Jarka.
Arthur B. johnson.
Clemence S. Kolb.
jared E. Martindale.
Emil R. Mehl.
H. D. Mitchell.
D. K. McEachern.-
Emma A, Pagel.
James S. Robins.
Chas. F. Richard.
Dennis E. Rice.
Albert H. Stegenga
Verne A. Smith.
Thomas C. Scanlon.
Chas. lXl'. Scott.
lValter T. Steadman
Geo. ll. Travis.
P. C. XVliitely.
Roy F. XVeber.
ommereial Class istory
FYNGQ.-XXY of the munerous Departments of this in-
Q Q Q 33 spirinff Institution claim the honor of being' the
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with a greatel or lesser degree of truth. Every
spoke in any wheel might well be called the main one. So
we of the Commercial Department take the liberty to mod-
estly proclaim our Department's worth,
A quarter of a century ago the now famous Ferris In-
stitute was organized consisting of three Departments: the
English, the Normal and the Commercial. The entire ini-
tial enrollment was but fifteen, which has increased nearly a
hundred fold. Since then the Commercial Department has
grown and flourished, keeping well apaee with the other
branches of the school. From a single Commercial gradu-
ate--with a requirement of three credits-it has grown
steadily until this, its banner year, it has seventy-five grad-
uates in spite of the fact that the mnnber of credits now
required for a diploma are twelve. The thoroughness of
our graduates' education. the vim and vigor with which
they enter upon their tasks gives them the initiative so high-
ly prized by the modern business man, and makes their in-
fluence welcome in all commercial circles. Its fame has
reached all quarters of our land. The calls received daily
from every part of the Union for men to hold positions
of responsibility and trust is but one of the many tributes
to the, success of the Department.
The Business Department of the Ferris Institute is
recognized as a criterion among all the leading business
schools of the States, because it stands for quality and
equality. Standards of admission here are weighed not by
dollars and cents: but by character, ambition, and industry.
Its function is not solely to produce book-keepers by teach-
ing men and women to add. subtract and keep books. It
does more. It makes for broader. more liberal minded men
with larger views of life, and in this respect has no peer,
for it has long known that what thc world needs is not
more men but more man. Although it has neither adopted
nor favored any special creed, its noble llresident infuses
into and teaches its many students to live and put into prac-
tice, in every day life, the religion that they themselves have
Is it strange then that an Institution founded on such
principles should reap the wonderful success that this has
achieved? It is but the natural consequence of true efficien-
Wfith XV, VV. Kinslcy at the wheel and A. D. Shimek
ever sounding his warning bell, "XN'e the students of the F.
I. Commercial Department do jointly and servally pledge
ourselves to buckle on the armor of loyalty and go forth
to gain new and greater success for, and to further the
cause for which this Department stands.
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GETTETH If IN THE NECK
Q "Af HE Commrecial Department is highly honored by
G if-Us its members. We shall mention a few of them and
L. J attempt to give an idea of their remarkable talents.
if having a numberfof distinguished personages among
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Qui' celebrated writer, Scott, has been with us since
September, but, as far as we are able to learn, his writings
have been confined to autograph albums and letters of the
C. O. D. CCall On Dadj variety.
Our composer, XVeber, has not, as yet, had any of his
compositions played by the F. I. Orchestra.
Hicks, the prophet, is uot, as you might infer, a weather
prophet, but he has made some very accurate predictions as
to the per cent. that would pass the Rapid Addition exam-
inations. He is also the class cartoonist.
The welfare of our depafritment has been carefully guard-
ed by a Priest, which accounts for the high moral standing
maintained throughout the year.
Vlfe have several Smiths but only one of them has a
regular occupation. His duties seem to consist in picking
Roses from the Shorthand flush.
It is customary, on closing up a business, to take an
inventory of stock and to get an exact account of resources
and liabilities. So, in closing this year's work, we shall
mention a few articles which we have on hand, without at-
tempting to classify them.
Our commercial rooms are illuminated by Gass, which
gives a brilliant and satisfactory light.
VVe have some very choice real estate, consisting of
Holmes, Roundtrees, Shedds and Hills.
Our list of personal property and chattels is large, a
few of which we shall enumerate.
' We have two jacks QlVill and Earlj. They are a good
team, and are easily driven.
Among our most highly-prized poultry we have a Pea-
cock and a Swan, both of which we feel confident would
win blue ribbons at any poultry show.
Robins has been with us since November but has never
been exhibited beyond the confines of the Commercial De-
Among the useful articles of furniture is a Davenport.
Though much used on Sunday nights, he has withstood the
Knox of the department and has shown but little deprecia-
tion in value.
VVe have two Mauls, some Cole, Cobbs, NVood and a
little of the breakfast food called Force.
Our Ferry is still in operation and Makes regular trips
to the Big Rapids Commission CO11'lP2llly,S Vlfarehouse, but
navigation is hard, as he is often caught by the Eddy.
The general tone of the department is greatly heightened
by a very showy Dye! .
These are only a few of the splendid assortment on hand.
They have all done Knisley and are looking forward with
pleasant anticipations to an active future.
enmanship Certificate Holders
The students of this picture had only a fair style of writing when they entered the Ferris Institute. Several had a very poor hand, but after
thoroughly following the lessons and instructions given in thervarious classes, they have attained to a very satisfactory degree of perfection. The cer-
titicates won were granted by "The Business Educator," "The Penman's Art journal" and "The American Penrnanf'
History of the Shorthand Department, 1908-1909
new ef WING to the excellent course of instruction which
is designed to meet the needs of a large body of
0 , or
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students desiring to take their places in the busi-
ness world, the Shorthand Department has been
able to show a steady growth since it was first organized.
The year 1908-'09 has been no exception, as it shows the
largest enrollment in the history of the department. Four
classes have entered-the September Class, the October
Class, the January Class and the March Class. At its first
meeting the department chose for its President, I. D. An-
gellg for its Vice President, Miss Lila Charnleyg for its
Secretary and Treasurer, Royal A. Bauer. Owing to the
necessity of Mr. Angell's departure, Martin Alger was
chosen to fill his place. He was later succeeded by L. C.
The department has for its principal, Mr. E. 1. Losie,
a well-known Shorthand teacher. By his earnest and un-
remitting efforts, he has taught to each one that though
time is given us to eat, drink, sleep, work and play, there
is no moment given us to be wasted. The work of the stu-
dents this year has shown a very industrious spirit, so by
their own effort combined with those of their leader and his
assistants, many successful writers of both systems, the
Gregg and Pitmanic, have left to take different positions in
the busy commercial world. Much interest has been shown
by the students in the typewriting contests. Through these
contests, a record is kept of the students' speed, and a medal
is awarded to the one who makes the best record.
Along with their work, the members of the class have
been able to eajoy a few very pleasant social events, which
have had their influence in bringing the students together
and securing the spirit of loyalty. Tlg first gathering was
in the form of a Hallow'een party, and was held in the new
Music tHall. The closing and probably the party most thor-
oughly enjoyed by all was given at the Armory, April 30.
Here a very happy class of Shorthanders was assembled,
who for a time forgot that a system of hieroglyphics ever
existed. The new 'oo Class pennant was used, and its pre-
sentation showed the interest and spirit with which it was
VVC hope that were the History of this same Class to be
continued, in a few years it would show that it has been
true to its appropriate Class Motto, "Grind and Rush', and
not neglecting to keep this within bounds: that it had not
failed to gain the "beauty which is born of power and the
sympathy which is born of love, of which Ruskin speaks.
"VVhere one sets himself to live a grand life, man can not
interrupt him, God will not.',
r September Pitman, Gregg M
Alger, Martin Caldwell, Rollin Herrnansen, Geo. Mitchell, Fred Symons, Edwin Stevens, Edward
Burlingame, Arthur Charnley, Lila johnson, 'Arthur Olsson, Arny Sayre, Myrtle Tucker, Lucy
Brunell, Oliver Frieberg, Ella Mackey, Eva Patterson, Don Stevens, Dolly VViesner, Geo.
4 September Pitman,
Archer, Hazel Graham, Geo. Hansen, Chas.
Ballard, Nellie Garvey, Patrick johnson, Adolph
Dodge, Glen. Howe, Leonard Kidder, Ethelyn
Franck, Theo. Herrington, Clyde Kidder, Virgil
McLean, O. R.
XVood, Mary D.
Abbott, Helen Dill, Herman Kingsley, Clare
Brown, Earl Ebson, Effie Lorenz, Frank
Burlingame, Arthur Glidden, Nan Lutz, john
Dunn, Geo. Hetmansperger Mosher, Fred
Mother Goose Tales of the Shorthand Department
Stands for Alger, the head of our list,
But now he is gone and sorely he's missed
For you know as our president a good one was he,
But he got his advice in room twenty-three.
Stands for Brown, who rooms with a Rose,
They both are quite prim from head down to toes.
Stands for Curtis, who sits by Miss Wood,
They always tell Losie, "We've done all we could."
Stands for Dodge, who never gets full,
He gets through his classes because of a 'fpullf'
Stands for Ebsen, who whispers so sly,
But she soon quiets down when a teacher draws nigh.
Stands for Frary, with round smiling face,
We'll put her in here just to fill up the place.
Stands for Gibson, and we think he's no fool,
Still people say, HZack grew up with the schoolf'
Stands for Hettmannsperger, a pretty young dame,
It makes her quite angry to misspell her name.
Stands for INSTITUTE, which stands on a hill,
VVhere thousands are annually put through the
Stands for johnson, a fusser is he,
He attends every party, but then so do we.
Stands for Keenan, who hails from Rhinelander,
She finds it quite hard to become a shorthander.
Stands for Larkin, who will teach we suppose,
And will make many friends wherever she goes.
Stands for McElrone and O. R. McLean,
Also for Murphy and Eleanor Main.
Stands for Nelson, Whose initials you see,
Start in with A and finish with Z.
Stands for Oatley, a fair damsel she,
Who, if she is lucky, a teacher will be.
Stands for Patterson, who has not a care,
Except to comb up that "Pompadour Hair."
Stands for Quitter, but here we must pass,
For there isn't a quitter within the whole class.
Stands for Smith, there's Olive and Marge,
One is quite small and the other quite large.
Stands for Tucker, who seems to act shy,
And runs to her seat when a boy draweth nigh.
Stands for Union, which means to unite,
Under Gurley our president, fair and all right.
Stands for VanDenberg, lively and willing,
To help out his friends he'd spend his last shilling.
Stands for Weling who tries to look grim,
But try as he may he can't keep the smile in.
Stands for Xmas, when the shorthanders go
Back to their homes with a long tale of woe.
Stands for Youths, who with space their hats fill,
There's Cogger, Hare, Schaffner, and we might say
Stands for Zenith, way up in the sky,
It has been there for ages and will remain when we
And in years, the same stars, that now brightly
W'ill remind us of HF. l." in the year of "'o9."
MUSIC AND DRAVVING SENIOR CLASS
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BESS MARIE BADCOCK, President, AGNES MARIE CiUNN,
"Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes." I-Love me' love my dog."
HELENE PIIELPS, Vice President, MYRTLE L' SMITH,
"Her life was earnest work, not play."
HShe looks as clear
MARIE F. H. NIANIJERFIELD Treasurer . . ,
A 1 ' ' As morning roses newly washed with dew. '
"She is young and of a noble, modest nature."
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BERNICE LEONE SNELL, Secretary, B' hDGhNU' LIBBX'
ffEyeS deepest and lovely'-I HI am always in haste, but never in a hurry."
ETHEL MAY HOYXVARD, MARILLA JANE CURTIS,
L' 'TiS She-I ken the manner Of her gait-H "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low ...an
HAZEL BELLE JONES, excellent thing in women."
"A Qlittlej thing of beauty is a joy forever." BESSIE IRENE STENGEL,
ISOIIENE DOLORES YVHIPIJLE, "She brou ht forth tones, sweet and entlef'
"lf I do vow a friendship, l'll perform it to the last
. ,, GROVER C. ENGEL,
T S "Almost to all things could he turn his hand."
"Her eyes are homes of Silent prayer." CQERTRUDE VAN ANTWERR,
ELLA COUNSELL, "ONCE SO timid,
"As merry as the day is long." What changes time hath wrought!"
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Fzmclace Baker Katharine Van Alter Henrietta XN':1lton Lucile llalin
Nellie Komrau jennie Smith Mildred Coe Grace XVilson Lulu Tliurnton
Florence Countryman Florence Lamphere
Music and Drawing istory
organized, all the teaching in music and diawmff
was done by Mr and Hrs Ferris But iftei its
'.,1.fe,.31 incorporation in 1894, as the work for these two in-
creased, Mr. Charles Carlisle was given the task of leading
the singing every day in the week and Miss E. S. lilutchins
was to have classes in drawing three days each week. The
cause of this arrangement must have been one of the fol-
lowing, either there was a greater demand for musical
intelligence, or the music teacher was more popular among
the pupils. XVe judge the latter the more probable.
The work in music consisted of practice in reading
syllables and chorus work, while in drawing instruction was
given in pencil sketching, perspective and blackboard art.
The course included both the most elementary and advanced
Thus time rolled on, bringing with it a greater number
of students and more members in the faculty row. ln the
three following years two new faces appeared among the
faculty, Mr. Barrows and Mr, E. lXl. Clark, who exerted
a great infiuence over the future drawing department. All
this time, Mr. Carlisle continued his excellent work in
music, but soon on account of heavier duties he and Mr.
Clark gave up their work to Miss Yirginia Mulvey who be-
came a great favorite, not only with the students, but also
with the faculty. During this year a very important event
happened which added much to the importance of our Music
and Drawing Department. The work was organized into
a normal department and recognized by other schools and
N 1884 when the Ferris industrial School was first
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colleges. From this time, our department has had a steady
and swift growth, which is shown by an increase in the
number of faculty, and the granting of State Life Certifi-
cates. The year following the organization of our depart-
ment Professor L. D. Cierin came to relieve Miss lllulvey
of some of her work and to lead the Ferris Institute Band
The minds of so many students turned toward music
that Miss Mulvey was kept busy with private and class les-
ons, which left little time for drawing, so Miss Elsie B.
Hanchett came to spend all her time in teaching people to
cultivate a liking for fine art. That year an event happened
which brought sadness to the entire department. Miss Mul-
vey, on account of poor health, was compelled to give up
her work. Then Miss lirances Greene, a very worthy suc-
cessor, took up the work and finished a most successful and
pleasant year. And now, this 25th anniversary year, we
stand a strong and prosperous department under the guid-
ance of Miss Hanchett in drawing, Miss Greene in vocal,
and Professor Gerin and Miss Milor in instrumental music.
Under the direction of Miss Milor a musical club has been
organized whose aim is to make the students and the citi-
zens of Big Rapids know and appreciate a good class of
music. 'Wie have musical programs each month, which
prove of great benefit to thc members. In future years we
hope for the continuation and growth of this club.
Thus from a small beginning the Music and Drawing
Department has grown and developed until it has become a
very important feature of the Ferris Institute.
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Q6 N tliespring of IQO8 the Music Hall, adjoining the
R, 3 Physical Culture Hall, was begun in answer to the
51, rapidly increasing demands of the Music Depart-
ment. VVith the opening of the fall term the build-
ing was practically ready for occupancy and soon the walls
resounded with the melody of pianos, violins and song.
Six pleasant well lighted rooms available for practice
must indeed prove a joy to those who have experienced the
delights of practice in room six. Besides these rooms
there is a large recitation room which may be connected, by
the opening of folding doors, with the Physical culture
room, making one large continuous hallg an excellent place
for class parties of which a goodly number have been held
during the year. Here also the various musical organiza-
tions meet regularly: the F. l. band and orchestra, tht
Harmony Club, chorus and octette. One part of the build
ing, by no means of least importance, is under the man-
agement ofthe F. C. A.-a thoroughly modern kitchen
equipped with everything necessary for the serving of light
refreshments or the more formal banquet.
One of the principal benefits derived from the construc-
tion of the new building has been the enlargement of so-
cial privileges. The neat and convenient rooms of the
Music Hall are a great improvement over the facilities
provided in the main building. lt is conndently expected
that greater unity will exist among the members of the
various classes because of the social advantages provided
by the new structure.
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indergarteii Class History
GFNCFNQ ,XXY years ago some one originatecl tl1e iclea of
Q 2 keeping reeorrls, so that in the years to eome
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aeeomphshefl by their precleeessors. Toaclay it has
fallen to me to make a reeorcl of the liinclergarten Class
As a elass we began our assoeiations at the lferris ln-
stitute i11 September IQO7. .Xt that time there were eight of
us, and cluring that year four more were weleomecl to our
eirele, inaking' a class of twelve. ,lennie Dumou was our
llresiclent for this first year ancl we hatl not been organized
as a class very long before we eoulcl see tl1e wistlom of our
ehoiee, for cluring' times of tlisagreement when hanclker-
ehiefs, ink, anfl library books were the subjects of eontro-
versy. she lecl us on to vietory. Xlany were the hours we
spent over our elay-niodeling, trying' to make a elay potato
look like a real one. reatly to bring' the highest market price:
our plea that potatoes were a poor erop was of no avail.
Some of our other trials are voieecl in tl1e wortls of one who
saicl: "XYhat would life be without its Mother l'lays and
ln September 1908. eleven of the Class retnrnetl ancl we
weleometl to our eirele .Xlberta illunielty, who hail taken kin-
clergarten two years ago, but triecl the mysteries of shortf
hancl last year. To our tlepartment we weleometl also a
class of len juniors who are a genial, intlustrious group, and
our wish for them is that ehilclren shall rise up anal eall
tl1e1n blessecl, lfor 11308 antl 'oo we ehose as our l'resiclent
Aniansla tlingrieli, who through her efforts in our behalf
has provecl herself a born lezuler. lt was she who mar-
shallecl the forees antl kept us harmoniously working. even
until the last clish was xvashetl when we gave our party in
llut in spite of tl1e "g'rintl" of the year, some of the girls
indergarten Class istory
have found time to cultivate the social side of their nature.
Many friendships with members of other departments have
resulted, some of which bid fair to last beyond the limits
of the present school year. So in the future, as we think
back over the list of classmates, we may perhaps wonder
whether those girls taught one year or two, and which
girl it was that didnlt teach at all.
There are invariably two classes of Kindergartners.
XVe have both with their happy medium. Girls, whose feet
so diligently tread the paths of knowledge that they scarcely
have time to eat, and who lie down to sleep with their
books in hand awaking only to turn the page to continue
their study. ln contrast are those who have trouble to keep
track of their books owing' to the unfrequency of their use.
The remainder are those who strike a medium between the
two and balance the whole.
There is one memory that will always be with us, and
that is the large black book which reposes in the bottom
drawer of the desk, a very ordinary looking book to an un-
interested party, but of tremendous importance to us, as it
holds our past, present, and future record. The record-
keeper is Miss S. Xl. Holdridge, and much credit is due
her for the accuracy with which she paints our future with
the pages of the past and present as her guides.
FI.oR.x S.xwT1cL1., Historian.
KINDERGARTEN SENIOR CLASS
Senior indergarten Roll
Miss S. M. HOLDRIDGE,
The rule of many is not well,
Qne must be supreme.
Genial, jolly, gracious girls.
PRESIDENT, AMANDA GINGRICH,
To warm, to comfort and command.
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Now soft blushes tinge her cheek.
XvlCE PREsmEN'r, PEARL BARIQER,
The very room 'eos she was in
Seemed warm from floor to ceiling.
lXlAY R. Gisli,
lVith a smile that glowed
Celestial rosy red.
Patience-I will be famous yet.
CLARA 'PREM MEL,
NVhose thought is deeper than all speeehg
Feeling is deeper than all thought,
She smiles on many just for fun.
Her book and heart
XVill never part.
l,.xU1:.x L. S.xNnIsoN,
Wie saw thee every day that Came
And found thee still each day the same.
Neat. but not hnaneial,
Sage, but not eynieal.
lllaek were her eyes as the berry that grows on the
thorn by the wayside.
lllaelc yet how softly they gleamed beneath the dark
shade of her tresses.
Naught Venture, naught have.
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Cora Guild Lois Cole Edith Goodwin Mabel Ilysinger
Mary Vileberg Hattie Lowell Louisa Gmunslarit Grace Fonuer
Miss Holdridge, instructor Adele Berentsen Cora Whillans
Owing to a demand for instruction in Telegraphy, this
department was established in the summer of 1893. with
the assistance of an advanced student until 1897. joseph
Chamberlin, an advanced student then took up the work
and continued it for about a year when he was succeeded by
his brother. Eben Chamberlin, who also had charge for
about a year, being in turn followed by Mr. Barnes, who
remained but a short time, leaving in the latter part of
August, 1899. Tn the Xormal Department, there happened
to be a student in the person of Mr. C. XV. Willis, who had
had several years practical experience in actual railroad
station agent and telegraphic service. He was engaged as
head of the department September 1, and continued in full
charge, but suffering with poor health for some time, he
nnally resigned Setpember 20, IQO5. Nr. L. A. XVarren
assumed control at this time and for two years the depart-
mant was under his guidance. Mr. NVarren, having secured
a position in the Vlfest, Mr. VVillis was re-engaged as in-
structor, and still has charge of the work.
In 1892, the enrollment was six students but the in-
crease has been gradual and steady. The course also has
been made stronger and very practical, as is shown by the
fact that quite a number of students have gone direct from
the school into good paying positions as Telegraph Oper-
Allie, XVIII. C.
Barr, Harold D.
Becker, jay A,
Benford, Arthur E.
Beumee, John T.
Brown, Fred A.
Bussiere. Eli E.
Buttleman, E. A.
Carroll, Earl E.
Clark, Albert VV.
Coggan, E. C.
Cox, Leon T. I
Cregeur, Peter F.
Doty, Mercy E,
Engstrom, Elmer H
Gingrich, John A.
Grogg, H. H.
Hawley, Charles XV
Hill, XVm. H.
Iakeway, Earl A.
Jenks, Florence E.
johnson, Vlfm. L,
Norman, N. Oscar.
Kappe, A. R.
Kelsey, Jas. C.
Lee, Xorman R.
Leiter, Bert E.
Macklam, Ralph M.
Miller, Robert I
Miller, G. A,
Morgan, Florence J.
Page, Leo A.
Reid, Basil J.
Rice, E. L,
Roatch, Geo. C.
Robinson, Geo. D.
Royster, John G.
Ruggles, Geo. A.
Rusling, Beatrice D.
Sharp, Ray F.
Shaw, Roy C.
Sperbeck, Bert D.
Sweet, C, A.
Thompson, Aubrey M
Tompson, A. S.
Townsend, Ray M.
Van Ommeren, H. L.
lVitte, Mattie A,
qi. ' -15 HE first atempt in teaching pharmacy at the lierris
ig, Institute was made in the year 1893. M. Preysz
was the only student wishing to take the work and
.5 V. f was taught by XY. N. Ferris from a hand-book
which included all subjects.
W. D. Henderson was secured as an instructor of the
Institute the next year and held this position for four years,
teaching, in addition to his other work, the students who
took the course in pharmacy. There were two students
taking the work at this time, Roy Cooper of Big Rapids
and Claude Drake. now head clerk of the Quarrys Drug
Store, Ann Arbor. The work was taken from the "Practice
of Pharmacy" by Joseph P. Remington. "Qld Joe" is a
more common name for the book. The class increased each
year and in 1898, during Mr. Henderson's last year at the
Institute, it mnnbered about forty students. The course
now included chemistry Cgeneral and qualitative analysisj,
physics, physiology, and some study was made of official
J. A. Hynes, a former student of the Institute and now
holding a responsible and very desirable position as gov-
ernment drug inspector, succeeded lXlr. Henderson and
taught the pharmacy class until IQO3. During this time,
Mr. Hynes compiled a number of pharmacy questions and
had them published in booklet form.
The next man, following in line as instructor of the de-
partment was Geo. M, Heath. He remained one year and
three months. leaving just three weeks before the State
lioard Examination. This left the department in a critical
condition for his successor, but NV. A. Pearson was equal to
the occasion and under his supervision a routine of work
of a verv high standard was arranged. lyl r. Pearson began
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his work at the Institute January I, 1904. During his two
years and seven months stay, although beginning under ad-
verse conditions, the department was very successful. Rap-
id developments were made, the course was extended. and
XV. N. St. Peter was given general chemistry to teach. Dur-
ing the summer of 1906, Mr. Pearson accepted a position
as liacteriologist for Dr, VV. H. Alexandria of Marietta,
Pa. This necessitated the choosing of a new man to take
charge of the pharmacy department. Mr. Pearson suggest-
ed Mr. C. L. Pickel as his successor, but owing to some
misunderstanding Mr. Pickel was not hired. Klr. Ferris
then secured the services of Mr. lloyden Nims of Michigan
A short time after Mr. Nims had taken charge of the
department. the class was divided into what was known as
the long and short courses. Mr, Nims taught the students
taking the long course, and lXlr. Pickel was engaged to
teach the short course students. In some respects, this
change did not prove as satisfactory as was anticipated. and
at the end of the term, Nr. Pickel was given full charge
of the department. He re-organized the work. and since
then the department has been in a very prosperous condition.
In the fall of 1907, the first year Mr. Pickcl was in full
charge of the department, another member was added to
the faculty in the person of O. O. Bishop. Nr. Bishop
was given full charge of all the work in chemistry and it
was in no small measure due to his able assistance, that the
department has broadened and the quality of its work has
increased to its present high standard.
The regular two year students are given a thorough
course in Klagistral Pharmacy. laying great stress on the
science of compounding and dispensing prescriptions. The
value of caution, thoroughness, and neatness gained thereby
makes it one of the most important divisions of the labora-
tory work. The work in qualitative and quantitative analy-
sis, and organic chemistry is equal in every respect to that
offered by any university.
It can be safely said that the Ferris Institute trains at
least sixty-five per cent. of the druggists and pharmacists
in the state of Michigan, and with but few exceptions they
all speak in the highest terms of the Institute. The ambi-
tion of the head of the department is to further the advance-
ment and if possible make the work still more thorough and
interesting. The students who have enrolled in this depart-
ment in the past year have as a whole been very orderly.
They have all been interested in their work and the results
which they have attained before the State Iloard in Michi-
gan and other states prove conclusively that the Pharmacy
Department of the Ferris Institute is doing excellent work
for the ambitious pharmacy student.
In the fall of IQO8, sixty-six students came to Big Rap-
ids and enrolled at the Ferris 'Institute to prepare for the
examination given by the Michigan State Board of Pharm-
acy. The enrollment of the Pharmacy department increas-
ed, reaching a maximum of seventy-four during the period
from the january until the March examination. Ifive times
during the year an aggregation of students leave the de-
partment to take one of the State lloard Examinations. For
this reason the attendance varies more than that of any
other department in the Institute. The total number en-
rolled for the term was IIZQ of this number there were
Early in the fall a meeting was called for the purpose
of electing ofihcers. Those being elected were:
N. V. McPherson, President, T. E. XVood, Vice Presi-
dent: I. L. Gallinati, Secretaryg D. R. XVestendorf, Serg.g
VV. G. Martin, Yell Master.
Having gained the proper credentials, these officers left
the Institute, and in january a meeting was called to Hll
these vacancies. The following were elected:
Dee S. McNaughton, President: Rob't. E. Mervau, Yice
President: IL. XV, lllclsearn, Secretary: D. R. VVestendorf,
Serg., XV. G. Martin, Yell Master.
It is the determination and chief aim of every pharmacy
student to pass one of the hve State lloard examinations
given each year and thus become a registered pharmacist.
Vvith this aim in view, they continue their work. XYhen the
day arrives to leave for the examination, all the members
of the department occupy one part of the main room dur-
ing the morning assembly, receive a short talk from the
President, give their songs and yells then those leaving are
escorted to the Ci. R. 8: I. depot by their friends and class-
mates where they are given an encouraging farewell.
A strong foot-ball team consisting of members of our
class was organized early in the fall, which did honor to the
department throughout the season. liesides winning sev-
eral other games, it soon gained the championship of the
school, which it held throughout the remainder of the sea-
The annual Pharmacy Ball was given at the armory.
The hall was beautifully decorated, excellent music was
provided, and an evening of rare enjoyment broke the
routine of diligent study necessary to the success of Pharm-
Alley, Lella M.
Axelson, A. U.
Benson, R. D,
Boswell, Adda L.
Bruce, Geo. M.
Buck, VVm. B.
Burt, James R.
Bush, Otto W.
Cameron, Leah C.
Carey, Chas. D.
Conlan, Peto A.
Cosier, Roy A,
Crissman. L. C.
Curley, C. E.
Curtis, R. F.
Dean, E. B.
Densmore, A. L.
Eaton, Dr, E. O.
Fales, VV. D.
Ferguson, C. B.
Ferguson, J. B.
Finnan, Charles W.
Fischer, F. W.
Haan, VV. B.
Hall, A. J.
Harmon, Louis H.
Hines, G, E.
lreland, Dr. Geo.
lrwin. T. VV.
llohnson. H. E.
Kehoe, J. H.
Knapp, VV, T.
Kolb, R. Herbert.
Leever, J. A.
Matthews. R. D.
Mervau, Robert E.
Miller, H. R.
K lcCloskey. Albert Lee.
McNaughton, Dee S.
Oie. Oscar E.
Oleslager. G. E.
Parrish, Roy T.
Pemberton, I. W.
Perry, Lee M.
Flatz, F. F.
Sargeant. F, A.
Smelker, F. NV,
Soderquist, F. 0.
Stine, A. E.
Yon Rosenberg, Dr A
Westendorf, D. R.
XVood, Thomas E.
YU. SERYICIQ CL.-XSS, IQUQ
F. I. Civil Service Class, 1909
Fred B. Kingston.
Leland L. Loveland.
George D. NVheaton.
"Gen. Shatter" Clair Buckner,
W, Il, Robinson.
Earl XV. Troop, Secretary.
George S. Brown, President.
E. M. Clark. Instructor.
Grover C. Forshee, Yice President.
Howard E. Staley.
VV. N. Ferris, Instructor
G. Masselink, Instructor.
J. Blanche Ripley.
R. Ray Fox.
Clarence E. Weiss.
Monday Night Debating Class
Motto-Scientia, o4rniciHa, Eloquentia.
Q sympathy tnd efcperienu demands that all those
64. I-1 who vxish to take an active part in life should de-
V!""Q" velop their powers of speech. VVe are all placed
under this universal law. The dynamics of the human soul
give and take, act and are acted upon. This quality of re-
lationship renders it imperative that we do all that lies in
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our power to make the best use of our talents.
The Ferris lnstitute has always advocated this doctrine
of life, and eagerly encouraged all measures that promise to
meet these ends. In harmony with this fundamental pur-
pose of the school, the Monday Night Debating Class was
organized in January, IQO6. L'nder the guidance of our
President and Critic. Mr. I. L. Felton, the class gained
vastly in efficiency. The weekly meetings have been a
source of inspiration and help, not only in oratorical train-
ing and debate, but even in the performance of school duties,
An event of great importance, and an innovation in the
annals of the class, was the debate with the Phi :Xlpha Pi
Fraternity of Olivet College, last winter. Although our
team was defeated, it made a heroic struggle against heavy
lYe are now about to take our departure with a store-
house full of pleasant memories and feeling that we have
really done something which will enable us to be of greater
benefit to mankind, and believing in the reciprocal of sacri-
nce and dedication, we wish to thank our President for
his inestimable service,
Roll of Members
James Lee Felton, President and Critic.
lfarl VVhitlock, Vice Pres. Herbert S. llailey. Treas. Edith
Leslie XY. Lisle. Conda Ham.
Alma Freeland. Leo F. Duggan.
p Archibald Hettle. Henry S. Lucas.
-lohn Lutz. Mary 1. lllair.
John Hartell. Bertha Hoxie.
Clara Hines. Geo, ll. Travis.
MONDAY NIGHT DEBATING CLASS
Wednesday Night Debating Class
prosperous rxistence of nineteen vears Its organi
- zation in that early lnstorx of the Ferris Institute
3 HE NVednesday Night Debating Class has had a
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owed met the aspirations of a group of students who had
a desire for training in public speaking. Its purposes have
even been the development of logical thought and expres-
sion, a knowledge of parliamentary fundamentals, and the
art of free discussion of worthy topics.
Through the past year the class has had a membership
of fifteen, the maximum number permitted by the consti-
tution. Two literary programs were given in the Auditorium
during the last semester, to which the public was invited.
And now as the time approaches when we must relinquish
our membership to others, we feel that our preparation for
the undertakings that lie before us has been greatly
strengthened by the benefits derived from this work. NVE:
owe much to our President, Mr. Masselink, whose helpful
suggestions and judicious criticism have led us on to high-
er and better things, and our highest ambition will ever be
to fulfill his criterion of true usefulness. .
Roll of Members
lllr. hlasselink, llresident and Critic.
Arthur R. Sherk, Secretary R. R. Bannen, Treasurer
Eldon D. Adams. Vy Mallison. Percy l.. Potter.
George K. berden. Roman Jaroszewski. Merle H, Tuttle.
Martin R, Bradley. Sylvester Linck. Harry F. Vlfillebrandt.
Arthur B. Campbell. George B. lX'l'cCutcheon. Ralph Hall.
XN'illiam Drake. Earl J. McKim. Harry F. Hittle.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DEBATlNG CLASS
Iiiblc Teacher-Ci. RIASSELINK. Yice Prcsiclc11t-Crhxy NfDR'l'II
1,l'CSiClC11t-R. A. IMNNEN. Secretary-M. C. I.12I1f1wI.z.
oung Menis Christian Association
Qi wg years the only religious services connected with
if the school were prayer meetings held on Friday
evening of each week. Out of those meetings de-
' veloped the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. VV. C. A.
Largely through the efforts of lXlr. l-l, E. Rice the Y.
M. C. A. was organized March 5, 1907, with a charter
membership of twenty-five. ln September IQO7, this or-
ganization became atiiliated with the National Students' or-
ganization. The succeeding year. 1907-1908, proved a very
successful one. Early in September new officers were elect-
ed and a llible Class was organized with Mr. Masselink as
leader. Several social meetings were held during the year.
and the membership increased to one hundred and twenty-
At the opening of the present school year, 1908-1909,
new officers were elected and work for the year was planned.
Three social events were held, the hrst being a reception
given jointly by the Y. M. C. A., the Y. XY. C. A. and the
Catholic Club on September 27. The second event was a rc-
ception given February I4 by the same organizations. A
banquet was held May 18, in which the Y. ll. C. A. and
the Y. YV. C. A. participated. These occasions were well
attended and proved of great benefit to the social life of
A Bible Class was re-organized and conducted through-
out the year. with Mr. Masselink as instructor, to whose
hearty support and co-operation the organization owes much
of its present strength. Under the auspices of the organi-
zation a number of subordinate Bible Classes holding Sun-
day meetings in the rooms of various students were con-
ducted through the winter. The object of these classes was
two-fold. lfirst, to bring young men in touch with the Y.
KI. C. A. who were not in the habit of attending the weekly
meetings: and second, to train young me11 as leaders in Y.
Xl. C. A. work, so that upon leaving school they could car-
ry the work into new Helds. One of the foremost objects
of the organization is to reach a class of young men, from
the farms and small villages, who are preparing to go out
in the world, and to acquaint them with the Y. M. C. A. and
its work, so that upon accepting positions in the cities, they
are brought under its influence.
The association has steadily increased throughout the
year. lt is the l1ope of the present members that it may
continue to grow in the future as in the past, and remain
as a potent factor of the Ferris Institute in making the
Y. VV. C. A. CABINET. CHAIRMAN OE COMMITTEES.
eimie Dumon, President. Mrs. Emma Streeter, Iiible Study.
Pearl Barker, Vice President. Ruby Erskine, Mission Study.
Emily Brown, Secretary. Cora XVhillans, Devotional.
Clara Tremmel, Treasurer. Edith Mecorney, Social
Young Women's Christian Association
G -fy E Young W'omen's Christian Association of the
Ferris Institute began its third year of existence
1593 with a very small number of workers. Only a few
'i"'i" of these were familiar with the work done by the
organization during the previous year. Gradually, but
steadily, the membership has increased until now it numbers
about seventy-five enthusiastic members.
The department of Bible Study has had charge of three
Bible Classes during the year in which thirty-five girls have
been enrolled. The Mission Study Department organized
for the first time this year, has completed the textbook,
4'Tl1e L'nfinished Task" and intends taking up various arti-
cles of interest. The Social Department has conducted sev-
eral social affairs at which the young women have come
in closer contact with one another and strengthened the
bonds of mutual friendship and co-operation. Together
with the Y. M. C. A. and Catholic Club the Y, XY. C. A.
has shared in giving two receptions, one in October and one
in February, for the new students of the school.
The Finance Department has been well managed this
year. All the pledges have been met, all debts paid, and
now the Association is working to raise money to send
their delegate to the Lake Geneva Conference.
On March 15, the officers for the year 1909-Io were
elected who are:
President, Lois Coleg Vice President, Clara Peterson,
Secretary, Mary Vtfebergg Treasurer, Louisa Graunstadt.
In the Ferris Institute there are peculiar conditions to
meet, and the Association must be adapted to them. Be-
cause of the constant coming and going of students, we can
never feel acquainted with all the girls of the school, but by
keeping one or two two-year girls on each committee, there
is a basis upon which to build the Work, and an ever active
membership committee does the rest.
Valuable members are lost weekly, but the new ones
that come are just as valuable, so the association has not
deteriorated. lt is better organized than ever, and it is in
closer touch with other organizations, so that those who are
to carry on the work next year will know better what has
been done, and what remains to be accomplished. The vis-
its of the State Secretary, Miss Hallie Landis, have been
greatly enjoyed and her helpful suggestions have been
greatly appreciated. it is to her as well as to Mrs. Emma
Streeter, who has had charge of Bible study work, that the
association owes much credit for the progress it has made.
Thumb County Club
Qwfc N the fall of 1909, it was discovered that a goodly
lj number of F. I. students came from that part of
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ilf Miclngan commonly known as the Thumb Dis-
trict.' Someone conceived the idea of having these
students form an organization. Accordingly, the students
from the counties of Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola, and St. Clair
were called together, the idea was proposed, and accepted
by them. A constitution was drawn up, ofhcers elected, and
the new organization launched forth under the name of the
"Ferris Institute Thumb Counties Club"1 its object being
the fostering' of a better acquaintance and closer friendship
among its members.
Many meetings, were held throughout the year, the
chief event being, the party given in the Music Hall on the
evening of February 5, IQOQ. This occasion was in every
way a success, as it was participated in by Club members
and their friends, and pronounced by all a most enjoyable
evening. The club has a membership of seventy, each of
whom will carry away many pleasant recollections of the
days spent at the Ferris Institute.
UPPER PIZXINSUT..-X CLUB
Upper Peninsula Club
FRANK J. LORENZ ................. ......... P resident
VV. N. ST. PETIQR ................ ...... X lice President
EDXVARD S'rEy1zNs ..
CLAMIE RYAN .. .
Boucher, Cecelia M.
Boucher, Anna K.
Brawley, Grace A.
Brunell, O. J.
Dodge, Glen L.
21lCl Vice President
sd Vice President
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Duffett, Wiii. C,
Dakin, Howard J.
Ford, Xlrs. Alice.
Hull, Ray G.
Johnson, Arthur G.
Logan, Delia H.
Langdon, Chas, E.
Larson, Bert O.
lylolthen, Theo. XV.
Nelson, Frank O.
Nelson, Harry R.
Nelson, Edw, C.
Oie, Qscar E.
Peters, Thos. H.
Ruelle, Edward J.
Stangby, Lewis C.
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G. Masselink, Mgr. Tuttle, 2nd B. Lorenz, C. F. Eggert, lst B.
Nolf, C., Coach and Captain. Longe, S. S Taggart, I.. F. Lucas, Scorer.
Larson, P. Payne, 3rd B. Scott, 2ntl 15. Loera, P.
Vliet,1stB. Bell, R. F. Fox, P.
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The Ferris Co-operative Association
dustrial, as it was then called met to discuss tht
advisabihty of organizing a society which should aim
' A to give the members mutual help in the securing of
positions. The enrollment in the school at this time was
comparatively small, and it was possible for the students to
become closely associated both in their work and social life.
Thus arose this original object of the Association. In due
time officers were elected, fifty-nine charter members enroll-
ed and the Ferris Co-Operative Association came i11tO ex-
As the school has increased the nature of the organization
has necessarily changed. XYith over eleven hundred stu-
dents present at one time in the year of 1908 and 1909,
this practical help has been impossible. Consequently, in
several points the original constitution has been modified.
The annual fee necessary in the beginning has been dis-
pensed with, and under the present arrangement an admis-
sion fee of one dollar insures life membership. The pur-
pose of the organization now, is the increase of a fraternal
spirit, and the inspiration of the members through capable
and earnest men a11d women, who have something to say
and who know how to say it.
Therefore, for several years the Ferris Co-Operative
Association has held two meetings, one in mid-winter, one
in the summer. At each of these a program has been pre-
pared, rich in thought and inspiration in all lines of work.
The social element has been fostered throughout these
years by means of a reception at the mid-winter and a ban-
quet at the summer session, the first banquet being held in
july, 1895. Many students return each year, particularly
at the summer session, which is now held on the Friday of
Commencement Week in june, when reminiscences are told
N the summer of 1891 the students of the Ferris In-
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and friendships renewed and formed. The number of mem-
bers has increased remarkably in the past few years, the
total number being, at the present time, about eighteen
hundred and fifty,
The Ferris Co-Operative Association has had a definite
purpose in view, and has done its best to carry this out,
and has done much to nourish the feeling of fellowship and
loyalty for the Ferris institute: and in this Anniversary year
the members unite in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Ferris "God
Speed" in their noble work in order that this school, so dear
to all wl1o know it, may live i11 reality as well as in the
thought and deeds of its students, who can never forget
the inspiration given by them.
Presidents of the F. C. A. from the organization until
the present time are 1891. R. L. Nye: 1892, R. L. Nye:
1893. If. D. Smith: 1894, Lewis Terwilliger: 1895, Bert
Travis: 1896, Bert Travis: 1897, Rose Anderson: 1898,
Rose Anderson: 1899, Gerrit Masselinkg 19oo, Gerrit Mas-
selinkg 1901, Bertha Houtz: 1902, Chas, Carlisle: 1903,
Chas. Carlisle: 1904. E. M. Clark: 1905, E. M. Clark: 1906,
XV. A. Pearson: 1907, james Lee Felton.
President, Mary McNerney. First Yice President, HL A.
Clementsen: second Vice President, James L. Felton: third
Vice President. Gerrit Masselink: fourth Yice President,
Mildred Terry: Treasurer, Mrs, VV. N. Ferris: Secretary,
WL N. St. Peter.
R. L. Nye.
I. A. XVhite.
H. E. Sly.
Frank M. Uyam
I. lXl. Fice.
A. -I. XValrath,
Clara Xl. NYilliams.
XV. H. Rawson.
H. S. Place.
Charter Members of the
Ferris Co-operative Association
Hattie K Lacomber.
XY. H. Graham.
Belle L. Jackson.
C. E. Knapp.
M. ll. Nordrom.
Mattie V. Conklin.
llert L. XVebster.
Dora I, Swift.
VV. XV. Kreamer.
VV. N. Perkins.
E. E. Gilbert.
llyetelle ll, Rood
Kittie llelle Hill.
R. VV. Wlallace.
C. E. Spicer.
F. T. Stackable.
R. L. NYE, President
riginal Hicers of the F. C. A.
1. A. XVHITE,
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Miss IQATE BOWKER,
3rd Vice President
Mies. C, E. SPICER,
4th Vice President
Mies. LULU MEYER MOSHER
F. C. A. MIDWINTER MEETING
JANUARY 12 AND 22, 1909
THURSDAY EVENING, 8 O'CLOCK. Violin Solo-"Souvenir de Vieniawskiu QHaeschej. ..
Recital given Byron King, M., D., of the ................................ P1'Of. Gefln
King School of Oratory, Pittsburg, Pa. Vocal Duet QSelectedj ...... . .................,.. . .
......... . . Miss Frances N. Greene, Mr. Carl Mann
Piano Solo--f'Gondoliera" QLizstj. .Miss Winnie E. Milor
FRIDAY MORNING, 9 O'CLOCK. "Margaret Merriman, or the Maiden's Mad Marriage.
Selection .............................. F. I. Orchestra """""""""""""""" Mr' Chas' Carlisle
"james Whitcomb Riley as a Poet of the Children". . V101111 Duet-"'3fd Symphony" QDanclaj . . .' .... . . . .
H M I -OOBiShOp ....... ..............,.... P fOI.GCf1H,Mf.HOW8
Readings cxselectedb 'll ...'.....Byron Selection .... ,...... ..... . .............. F . I. Octet
Address ,,-I-he Balance., H HHReV H D Borley Cornet Solo-HF. I. Forever" QGerinp ....... Prof. Gerin
Physical Exercise ............... ...... C has. Carlisle Duet for two pianos with Violin Obligato HGrande
Marche Triomphalen QKuheQ ...................
.............. Miss Greene, Miss Milor, Prof. Gerin
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 1:30 O'CLOCK.
Duet for two pianos-"LaBaladine" QLysbergj ...... FRIDAY EVENING' 8 OVCLOCK-
.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Misses Greene and Milor Reception, limited to members of the Association
F. C. A. PROGRAM
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JUNE 24 AND 25, 1909
Selection ......,....................... F. I. Orchestra
The School and the Church .......... Rev. H. D. Borley
The School and the Home ....... Mrs. Ida May Markham
The School and the Business House ..... Wm. P. Nisbett
The School and Civic Order ............ judge L. Palmer
Vocal Solo ...................... Mrs. Donna Holbrook
The School in the Vandersluis Block. .Dr. Geo. M. Brown
The School in the Bank Block ................ R. L. Nye
The School in the Present Quarters ..... A. A. Worcester
Violin Solo ...................... .... L eonard Howe
Selection .............................. F. I. Orchestra
Reminiscences by former students '
Vocal Solo ........................ ...... C arl F. Mann
Address by Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Selection . .
Address. . .
Address . . .
Edwin Strong, State Normal College
F. I. Quartet
Mrs. Anna Pease, Northwestern University
x7lOl1I'1 Solo ............................
Address. . .
.Prof. L. Gerin
.F. I. Orchestra
W. D. Henderson, University of Michigan
Virginia C. Mulvey
F. C. A. Song
W. N. Ferris
Business Meeting in Main Room at 4 P. M.
THURSDAY EVENING Banquet at M. N. G. Armory
Royal Hungarian Orchestra .......... at Colonial Theater Program subject to change
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One day the penmanship instructor,
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Travis is a pirate grim,
A robber bold is heg
He does not sail on the Spanish Main,
Nor yet on the bright blue sea.
He does not seize you in the dark,
Nor in an alley deepg
He does not break in at the door,
Nor through your window creep.
Within his cage of barbed wire
He sits in stern array,
To part from you your precious cash
VVhene'er you pass that way.
He makes you pay tuitiong
That's the very thing you've shunned
And he all the time is preaching
Of that horrid f'Student's Fund."
Day after St. Patrickls supper, Mr. llflasselinkls geome-
try class, i'Kliss McDonald, how many problems Pl'
Miss MCD., "l haven't any. I went to the supper last
Massclink, "All night?"
lllr. Ferris, HXX7llC'1'C art thou Felton PM
Felton, "Behold, here am lf,
Mr. lferris, "Lo, thou art too thin to he seen."
Mr. St, Peter, "The prettiest thing about a diamond is
the price. I know, it took me a good deal longer to buy
the diamond than it did to give it awayf'
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St. Peter, "There are substances two hundred times as
sweet as sugar."
J Nfl Phelps Ferris, lfin a low voicej, "Did you ever kiss
e A It-TA'-F RA a girl?
gl Ullvagner gave up his life work to take part in the
' T ' Resurrection."
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.Mawr I some friend that has a case onf, Miss Hanchett.
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gets black when you wash your face in it.'l
Hagoon 4I'hysiesj "How hot can it get F"
St. Peter, l don't know. l've never been there."
.- ,X Hr. McDonald tin Chemistryil "Ammonium hydrox-
eie N' ide has an irrigating odor. "
Miss llarton tat a dry goods storej, "How much cloth
does it take for a big' man's pocket handkerchief P"
Qi' ot" -ef Lertam members of the llotany Class described beans as
being seventeen meters long. fourteen meters wide, and six
XVanted: A hair brush, by a Mann of high standing.
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He's a genial young fellow,
Well known to us all,
He's not very short,
He's not very tall.
Humor lurks in his eye,
Flashes out in a smile,
For he's partial to jokes
In original style.
Beloved by his classmates,
We chose him our chief,
Well knowing with him
It came from the drawing department,
VVQII grualrded by vautionls shrewd art:
And inspired, we are fain to consider,
By new songs in this tear-hcr's fond heart.
With great popularity, maidens attest,
Cupid's arrows he owns and uses with zest
College preps not alone,
But the Shorthanders fair
Of his smiles and his sighs
Have had their full share.
But pause, gentle reader,
If it should occur,
That North is as cold
As his name would infer.
We would ne'er come to grief.
He's tactfully managed,
In his book to fit,
Some jokes on his fellows
And made a big hit.
So here's to our editor, lo
Such mistakes are quite frequent
VVhen life we commence,
And will sink in oblivion
A hundred years hence.
ng may he live,
The glory, the honor, and praises we give.
We hope by this song
You will know right away,
We think that our editor
Is no common Clay.
Comzkfzbzg of Notes from Former Members of the Faculty
A Complete List of Instructors Since the
Organization of the School
Information Regarding Former Students
Edited by LEONARD HOWE
Words From Former Teachers
Of the former teachers of the Ferris Institute the follow-
ing made replies to letters of inquiries:
C. A. XV1zss1z1..
Principal of the Commercial Department, Highland Park
College, Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. XVessel had charge of the
Commercial Department of the Ferris Institute from Aug-
ust 6 ,1889, to August 15, 1904. He says, "These years
were the best, happiest, and most profitable of my entire
life. A moral uplift is in the very atmosphere of the In-
stitute. The personal interest and encouragement of Mr.
and Mrs. Ferris to allibackward students and to those
financially unable to attend school, impressed me very much.
Since leaving there, I have been particularly impressed with
the loyalty and love of former students for the Institute."
IV. D. Hlcxniaizsox.
Assistant Professor in Physics in the University of Michi-
gan. Instructor in English and Physics at the Ferris In-
stitute in 1892 to 1894. Instructor in Natural Science from
1894 to IQOO. Student at the Ferris Institute in 1889-1891.
R. I.. NYE,
Instructor in Mathematics at the Ferris Institute in 1894
to 1896. A' student at the Ferris Institute in 1889, 1891,
1893 and 1894. i'The school stands pre-eminently as an ex-
ponent of the gospel of work: as an institution where those
who are willing to work will receive an education regard-
less of age, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Instructor in the Smead School, Toledo, Ohio. Instructor
in Modern and Ancient languages in the Ferris Institute
from july, 1895 to August, 1905. She says, "The most
dominant feature of the school is that it spelled opportunity
large for the student, and of students unusually eager,
earnest and loyal."
H. H. Bixizuows, ,
Assistant Professor of Geography in the University of Chi-
cago. Instructor in History and Geography at the Ferris
Institute in 1896-1901. 'KI have the highest appreciation
of the educational work which the Ferris Institute is doing."
S. B. Norzcrzoss.
President of the Yankton Business Institute, Yankton, S.
Dakota. Instructor in the Commercial Department of the
Ferris Institute from 1898-1907. Student at the Ferris In-
stitute in 1892-1893. "The most lasting impression I have
received from the Ferris Institute as a school is the spirit
of helpfulness that always prevails."
D. GRACE SWIFT-IQURTZ.
Instructor in the Ferris Institute during the Summers of
1901-1902-1903, and in charge of music and drawing dur-
ing the school years 1903-1904. She says, "The Ferris In-
stitute stands for progress. No school is composed of more
ambitious and energetic young people than are found at
the Ferris Institute."
R1-1oDA G. Hoorz.
Clerk in the Experiment Station in Vlfyoming. Instructor in
the Shorthand Department of the Ferris Institute from 1903
to 1905. Student at the Ferris Institute in 1901-1902. 'The
strong feature of the school is the studious application of
the young people and the helpful, practical, inspiring morn-
R. P. FELCII.
Author and I'ublisher, Sterling, Colorado. Principal of the
Shorthand Department of the Ferris Institute from July,
1901 to August, 1907. Student at the Ferris Institute in
1895-1896-1898. 'KI was greatly impressed with the spirit
of work which prevailed, the democratic air of the Institu-
tion and the fact that hard work and perseverance brought
H. E. RlCl'I.
Treasurer of the Yankton Business Institute, Yankton, S.
Dakota. Instructor in History and Geography in the Ferris
Institute from 1903-1908. Student at the Ferris Institute
in 1898-1899. "The Ferris Institute is one of the most im-
portant factors in the educational circles of the state. This
is due to the interest taken in the individual student and the
close relationship between the instructor and student, the
watchfulness of the president and faculty for the moral wel-
fare of all, and the everlasting demand for good thorough
Houston, Texas. Charge of the Department of Music and
Drawing in the Ferris Institute from September, 1904 to
February, 1908. K'The character and personality of Mr.
Ferris has influenced the life of every student who ever
attended the Ferris Institute. I was impressed with the
atmosphere of work which pervaded the entire schoolf'
H. II. IQIEANIEY.
President of the Xorwalk Business College, Norwalk, Qhio.
I'1'incipal of the Commercial Department of the Ferris In-
stitute from September, 1904 to August, 1908. "The last-
ing impressions made upon my mind in reference to the
school were: The strenuous work of the president, the re-
markable growth of the school, and the efforts to make all
connected with the schoolwateachers and students alike-
come right up to the mark in punctuality, and promptness.
I was greatly benefited by the morning exercises and the
A. KI. XVONNELL,
Secretary of the Norwalk Business College, Norwalk, Ohio.
Had charge of the Penmanship Department of the Ferris
Institute from 1905 to 1908. "These three years have been
the busiest and most valuable of my lifef,
XV. P. STE1NH.xEUsER.
Supervisor of Penmanship in public schools. Ocean Grove,
N. Principal of the Shorthand Department of the Ferris
Institute during the fall of 1907, but resigned on account
of ill health. "The devotion of Mr. Ferris and his teachers
to the needs and requirements of the students, and the char-
acter of the work done, made a lasting impression upon me.
The chapel talks proved an inspiration and opened my eyes
to the great possibilities of every young man and womanf'
C. I. PALMER.
Assistant Professor in Mathematics, Armour Institute of
Technology, Chicago, Ill. Instructor in Mathematics in the
Feris Institute during the summer session 1907. Student at
The Ferris Institute in 1892-1894-1895. t'Though I have
put in more time in the University of Chicago, and am a
graduate of the University of Michigan, still the Ferris In-
stitute is associated with the fondest
dent days. The students are aroused
memories of my stu-
to a determination to
of what preseverance
a result the students
are determined to prepare themselevs to cope with new con-
ditions as they arise."
win. Mr. Ferris is a living example
and hard work will accomplish. As
J. A. WHITE.
Representative of the Gregg Publishing Co. Principal of
the Shorthand Department of the Ferris Institute in 1907-
1908. Student at he Ferris Institute in 1891-1893-1895.
"1 believe that the Ferris Institute is the best private school
in the country. It excels in individuality and personality.
No school ever circulated higher ideals or left a deeper im-
pression on the lives of its students."
ROBERT C. STACKABLE.
Special Deputy Collector of Customs, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Instructor in the Ferris Institute, Commercial Dept., 1890-
ISQI. 'The power and influence for good exerted by Mr.
Ferris over the students is one of the strongest features of
Letters Concerning 25th Anniversary
Received from Following
G, M. Brown, Dentist ............ .... K TLlSlCC0'OI'l, Mich.
NV. A. Stilwell, Merchant ............. Big Rapids, Mich.
H. S. Tenny, Real Estate .......... Couer d'Alene, Idaho
1885- 1 886.
Jessie Sherk, Stenographer, Newberry Library, Chicago, lll
C. E. Bailey, Bookkeeper and Clerk ..... Big Rapids, Micl1
John A. Beyers, Supt. Planing Mill ......... Tustin, Mich
E. C. Bisson, Prin. Hllfl Prop. Muskegon Business
College .......................... Muskegon, Mich
A. D. Gilleland, Supt. Dining-Car Service, Colo. 81 S.
Ry, Co. ............................. Denver, Colo.
Martin V. Kelley, Pres. MfacManus-Kelley Co.. .Toledo. O
B. H. Rice, Farmer ............... . ......... Paris, Mich
Albert Allen, Superintendent Schools ........ Clio,
Mrs. lflora Bevins-Edgar ............... Lakeview
Barney Laser, City Clerk ............. Big Rapids
E, A. Losie, Merchant ..................... Boo11
Chas. E. Bullock, Expert Mechanic, 3012 XV. 62IlCl St.
Mrs. Clemmie Martin-Harter .......... Big Rapids
VV. D. Henderson, 1oo1 First Ave.,Ann Arbor,
VValrath, Attorney ................ Bozeman,
T. XV. Mackie, Conimercial Teacher ........ Norfolk, Neb
L. H, Manning, Minister ................. Sturgis, Mich
Lewis Terwilliger, Supt. Schools ....... Livingston,
J. L. Chester, Pl1ysicia11 ................. Emmett.
Georgia lfilley, Xurse ............... Battle Creek,
XYayne M. Musgrave, Atorney, Q10 Chapel St.,
O. R, l'oulson, Principal Schools .......... Turner,
Arthur Butler, Attorney ....... . . .Big Rapids,
George E. Downs, Supt. Schools ...... Lake Odessa,
Fred C. Kenny, Treas. Massachusetts Agricultural
College ........................... An1l1erst,
NV. C. liugler, Merchant ................ Richland,
Mrs. Belle Jackson-Little ............... .Ricl1la11d,
H. L. M illspaugh, Sec. and Treas. Osceola Light 81
Power Co. ........................ Reed City,
C. M. Pennock, Corporation and Cost Accounting, f
Mrs. Chas. Smith, Teacher .............. Vvashburn,
A. A. Spoor, Physician ............... Big Rapids,
Hon1er Sly, Secy. Treas. and Genl. Mngr. Elk
Rapids Cement 81 Lime Co. ....... Elk Rapids,
J. E. Bradley, Superintendent Schools, .... Grayling
Mrs. Alice DeBoer-Parkin .............. Bozeman,
Mrs. Fanny O'Rorke-Finch .............. Arcadia,
VV. D. Henderson, Assistant Professor Physics, Uni-
versity of Michigan .............. Ann Arbor,
G. L. Norcross, Prin. Vine Street School Kalamazoo,
john A. lVhite, Traveling Salesman Gregg Pub. Co.
C. U. W"0olpert, Principal Schools ......... VVells, Mich
Mrs. May Baldwin-lfVyman .............. Ashland, W'is
Elmer Beach, Sales-Manager, Vtfm. Shakespeare Jr.
Co. ........................... Kalamazoo, Mich.
S. A. Bitely, Asst. Secretary Y. M. C. A., Hoquaim, Wash
L. S. Hodges, Physician ................ Tekonsha, Mich.
B. P. Hickox, Attorney .................. Gulfport, Miss
A. B. Lightfoot, Deputy State Supt. Public Instruction,
A. J. Chappell, Superintendent Schools Carson City, Mich
Theodore Courtney, 73 S. Diamond S., Grand Rapids, Mich
C. VV. Tarrant, Clerk Medical Dept. Lf S. Army,
New York, N. Y.
M. J. Hesselsweet, Bookkeeper, Turtle Lake Lbr. Co.,
Mrs. Harriet Burtch-Norcross, 909 Trimble Ave.,
C. D. Roof, VVith Schubach Hamilton Steamship Co.,
Chas. J. Royle, Farmer .... .... H esperia, Mich
Fred H. Criger, Traveling Rep. Actual Business
. . . . . . . .A'ppleton, Wis
. . . . . . . .Cadillac, Mich
Chas. F. Murray, Patent Attorney,
Don Harrington, Principal Schools .....
Mrs. Mae Sawyer-Hodges .......
Foundries ................... . .......
Mrs. Emma Ahrens-Sharpe ....
C. F. Stout, Stout Lumber Co. . . . .
Mrs. Marinda VVilliamson-Long .......
Reuben A. Branch, Ofhce Assistant Nichols 81 Shep-
Mrs. Nancy Gillespie-A sher ........
. . . .Big Rapids, Mich
. . . . .VVestboro, Wis
.Los Angeles, Cal
ard Co. ....................... Battle Creek, Mich
F. R. Davis, Banker ......... ...... C asnovia Mich
Claude Drake, Pharmacist .... .... A nn Arbor, Mich
Loa Green. Science Teacher ........... Big Rapids Mich
Mrs. Della Hornberger-Hunt ............ Issaquah, XVash
E. E. lrwin, Student, State Normal College Ypsilanti Mich
XV. M. Kaysner, Locomotive Fireman Grand Marais Mich
Casper Ramsby, Secretary Cadillac Turpentine Co.,
F. H. Rowland, Cashier Bank Riverdale, Riverdale, Mich
Jas. E. Selfe, with Metropolitan Bldg. Co.,
New Orleans, La
Glenn Thayer, Supt. Registry Division U. S. P, O.,
Grand Rapids, Mich
-las. D. Vivian, Asst. Supt. Crystal Falls Iron Mining
Co. ............................. Crystal Falls, Mich
Robert W'iley, Teacher ................... Omena, Mich.
Edith A. Vtfilliams, Teacher ............ Ludington, Mich.
W, B. Mfolcott, Clerk for Hemphill Bros., Seattle, XVash.
NV. Glenn Abbott, Co. Clerk Montcalm Co., Stanton, Mich.
Archibald Broomfield, Attorney ........ llig Rapids, Mich.
Edward D. Cron, Mngr. Cron. 8: Co., .... Manistee, Mich.
Roy Fuller, Purchasing Agent Hastings Table Co.,
J. R. Hornberger, U. S. Naval Station, Honolulu, Hawaii
Jas. Lych, Merchant ...................... Aymble, Mich.
A. G. Stead, Principal Schools ............ Onaway, Mich.
Chas. A. VVebster, Bookkeeper and Stenographer
Boyne City Chemical Co. .......... Boyne City, Mich.
H. Mfilson, Druggist ............ .... E dmore, Mich.
Carrie E, Bonner, Teacher ....... South Frankfort, Mich.
E. S. Fairbanks, Bookkeeper Rainy River Lumber
Co., Ltd. ........................ Rainy River, Ont.
A. D. Adams, Asst. Mngr. Paepcke-Leicht Lumber
Co. ................................. Helena, Ark.
N. Luneke, Superintendent Schools . ...... Edmore, Mich.
VV. A. jennings, Superintendent Schools Livingston, Mont.
C. S. Kenney, Physician ................ Norcatur, Kans.
Harvey H. Lowrey, Com. Schools, Tonia Co. Saranac, Mich.
E. M, Gorst, Stenographer, Duluth S. Shore Sz At-
lantic Ry. ........................ Marquette, Mich.
ji. M. Munson, Supt. Schools ...... Harbor Springs, Mich.
Geo. F. Roxburgh, Com. Schools, Oscelo Co.,i
' Reed City, Mich.
Mrs, Clara XfVhitney-Smith ............... Pontiac,
Zaidee B. Stevens, Teacher .....
Homer S. Pace, Certified Public Accountant, 154
Nassau St. ............... .
C. I. XVetheral, Lumber Business
.......New York, N. Y
. . . ..... Everett, XVash
Abbie Joiner-XYilliams. Teacher .... ...Howell, Mich
M. Gertrude Ady, Stenographer Burton 8: Burton,
Attorneys ............................ Chicago, Ill
F. C. Cahow. Pharmacist ................ Reading,
.-X. L. Hall, Traveling Salesman, Saginaw Hardware
Co. ..................... .......... S aginaw,
Anna XV. Husted .......................... Mantua, O
Harry E. Bovay, Chief Clerk lsthmiam Canal Com-
sion . . . . ................ Ancon Canal Zone, Panama
Lee L. Martin, Pharmacist .................. Flint, Mich
VV. J. Lansing, Ritzville Trading Co. ...... Ritzville, VVash
K. G. Merrill, Commercial and Shorthand Instructor,
VVood's Commercial School ....... VVashington
john Mosher, Farmer .................... Deford,
H. E. Rice, lnstructor Yankton Business Tnstitute,
O. N. Rigffle, Railway Mail Clerk .... Grand Rapids,
Frank E. Robinson, Supt. Schools ......... Bronson,
M. D. Reeder, Lumber Business ........ Boyne City,
Burton S. Tefft, Com. Schools, Saginaw Co. Saginaw.
A. A. Mlorcester, Student Law Dept. C. of M.
13994990 Ann Arbor,
Jason R. Bricker, Asst. Clerk Michigan Reformatory,
VV. C. Porter, Farmer ....
Don B. Pember, with Eaton
Rapids VVoolen Mills,
H. E. Potter, Com. Schools ......... Flint,
A, E. Raidle, Teacher ...... ...... E lida,
Ethel Ranger, Teacher ....
E. I. Real, Druggist ......
Georgia Sensiba, Teacher
Ella Short, Teacher ......
..... . . . . .Swartz Creek,
P. B. Soles, with Modern Drug Store, Grand Rapids,
Aggie Tinnnerman, with Cobbs Sz Mitchell, Cadillac,
NV. F. Lvmphry, Law Dept, C. of M. .... Ann Arbor,
Lucius E. XYilson, Secy. Greater Des Moines Com-
. mittee ..... .................. . ..Des Moines,
Mrs. Mabel Pinney-INilson ............... Jenison,
Mrs. Bessie Hopkins-IfVorcester, 913 Yaughan St.,
Arthur Aldrich, Deputy Co. Treas. Oceana Co., Hart,
. . ....... Baraga,
. . . .Northville, Mich.
Mabel -S. Askue, Teacher ............... Youngstown, O.
Edith Austin, Kindergarten Teacher ..Carson City,
Claude VV. Avery, Druggist .............. Lansing,
Grace Bender, Teacher ................... Alamo,
Lou Binns, Shorthand Teacher, College of Com-
merce ................ I .... . ........ K enosha, VVis.
Chas. Bowles, Dept. Law, U. of M, .... Ann Arbor,
james Brooks, Bookkeeper Lac du Flambeau Lum-
ber Co. .................... Lac du Flambeau, VVis.
B. A. Cannon, Bookkeeper and Stenographer, Cros-
sett Lumber Co. ..................... Crossett, Ark.
L. Roy Coon, Principal School ...... Atlantic Mine,
Harvey D, Douglas, Principal School .... Au Train, Mich
Alonzo A. Coon, Supt. Schools .......... Grosse Ile, Mich
Bertha Debolt, Teacher .................... Delta, Mich
Caroline Edwards, Kindergarten Teacher, Ludington, Mich
Ed. Flannelly, Clerk ................. Ludington, Mich
Genevieve Funcheon, Bookkeeper, Chicago Lyceum
Bureau .............................. Chicago, Ill
Felix F. Garter, Student, Colgate University,
Hamilton, N. Y
R. B, Gibbs, Student, Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y
Tillie L. Gorham, Peele's Standard School of Com-
merce and English ................ Greensboro, N. C
Chas. E. Gould, Druggist .......... Eaton Rapids, Mich
Glenn Grieve, Superintendent Schools . . .Fowerville, Mich
George C. Horton, Minister ............ Fife Lake, Mich
Richard Lawrence, Private Secy. to Pres. Detroit
Journal and Detroit Free Press ........ Detroit, Mich
Chas. C. Ludy, Permit Clerk City's bld. Dept., Detroit, Mich
John McMullen, Teacher, Bacong, Oriental Negros P. I
Helen M. Mittick, Stenographer, Chicago Lyceum
Bureau, ............................. Chicago, Ill
Alton Morrison, Farmer ......... ..... R apid City, Mich
Murray E. Nicol, Teacher ................. Custer, Mich
Roy Noteware, Principal Schools .......... Palmer, Mich
Bessie L. Perkins, Steno. Forrest City Mnfg. Co.,
Forrest City, Ark
XValter Quinlan, Teacher ..... ...... IX Ianistee, Mich
Ivan E. Reddout, Farmer ...... K ..., Baldwinsville, N. Y
Mattie L. Richardson, Teacher ..... Q ....... Pardo, Calif
Geo. Sawdy, Stenographer VVard Bros. Lumber Co.,
Big Rapids, Mich
Arlington J. Seeley, Farmer and Railroading, Clare,
Stella Shattuck, Teacher ................. Pontiac.
Bert E. Short, Law Dept. Lf. of M. .... Ann Arbor,
Alvin Smelker, Pharmacist .......... Lake Odessa,
Andrew Stanka, Student Medical Dept. U, of M.,
S. Harriet Shattuck, Teacher O. Bus. College, Cleveland, O
Mollie E. Wilson, Com. Teacher, Bayless Business
College ....,...................... Dubuque, Iowa
Mabel C, Anderson, Howard-Packard Land Co.,
C. E. Armitage, Bokkeeper Civil Service, VV'ashington, D. C
Leon Baker, Sten. Traverse City State Bank,
' Traverse City.
Otto ti. Barth, Eng. Chicago Hide Sz Tallow Co..
Chicago, , Ill
Thos. Bechraft, Dept, Law, LT. of M. ..Ann Arbor,
Chester A. Benjamin, Chief Clerk ...... Muskegon,
Evalena Bowen, Stcn. University Ill. .......... Urbana, Ill
Elvin F. Bradley, Elevator Business ..Lake Odessa,
Fred M. Breen, Real Estate Sz Insurance Cadillac.
jewell Brody, Pharmacist ................ Lawton.
Geo, A. Brown, Farmer .......... ....... B aroda,
Annamae Buchanan, Teacher .......... Montague,
B. M. Clark, Sten. Indian Councils ....... Onigum,
Sherman Clay, Sten. Nichols Sz Shepard Co.,
F. S. Crandell, Bookkeeper Sz Asst. Mngr. David
VVatson Hay Firm .................. Durand,
Elizabeth Cronin, Teacher .... Holland.
James Curry, jr., Bridge Builder .........
Axel Durchinan, Druggist ..............
T. H. Fewlass, Superintendent Schools ....
Bessie Depeel, Clerk Dry Goods Store ...... Ithaca,
J. S. Dunsford, Mgr. Bazaar Store Co. .... Marlette,
Edith M. Flink, Teacher ................ Tacoma,
Florence French. Student Chicago School Physical
Education, 311 XVabash Ave, ........... Chicago, Ill
Clara E'.,Gingrich, Teacher ............ Reed City,
Achsah Goodno, Stenographer Diamond Crystal Salt
Co. ............................... St. Clair,
Francis A. Graham, Pharmacist ........... Pontiac,
Claude Greenhoe, Student M. A. C. ...... Lansing,
Emma L, Hafner, Stenographer Reliance Motor
Truck Co. .......................... Owosso,
SV. R. Haughwout, Stenographer Sz Ofhce Assistant,
American Steel Sz VVire Co. .............. -loliet, Ill
Amelia Koehler, Teacher ................. Sparta,
Arnold Knudsen ........................ Rexton,
G. A. Kromenaker, Salesman North Side Lumber
Sz Timber Co., 1276 Sheffield St, ........ Chicago, Ill
Ruth Landers, Teacher ............. Maple Rapids, Mich
C. A. Marsh, Attorney .................. Calumet.
D. R. McDonald, Com'l Sz Shorthand Instructor,
The American Comfl School .......... Allentown, Pa
Cust Nelson, Fireman D. S. S. Sz A. R. R., St. Ignace, Mich
Elmer F. Ohlson, Steno., Ancon, .... Canal Zone, Panama
Hugh Palmer, State Hospital, Stenographer. Bristol, Ind
H. VV. Proctor, Asst. Cashier Evart Savings Bank,
I. XV. Reddout, Teacher .... Clarksville.
Frank A. Richmond, .................. Onekama,
G. H. Robinson, Stcnographer, U. S. Engineer Uffice,
406 Custom House ................ Milwaukee,
Elizabeth Schaus, Com'l and Shorthand Teacher,
High School ...................... St. Louis,
C. A. Shoultz, Prin, Com'l Dept., High School,
Roy G. Scofield, Stenographer, Portland Cement
Co., .................... ........ X ewaygo,
S. I. Skaff, Merchant .................. Greenville,
David G. Sweet, Supt, Schools ............ McBain,
Chas. F. Smith, Bookkeeper, Bank, 20 Sanderson
Ave. .............................. Pontiac,
Mrs. Estella Fisher-Tarhoff ............ Montrose,
Lee A. Thompson, Coatsville Bus. Institute . .Coatsville, Pa
Bessie Wlhedon, Teacher Rural School, Grand Rapids,
B. F. Wfhitman, with Oliver Iron Mining Co.
Noel Wilkins, Student, Engineering Dept., Lf. of M.,
Maud A. XVixson, Teacher ............... McBain,
Edith Yates, Teacher ................. Vicksburg,
l.. I. Youngs, Instructor Soule College, New Orleans, La
H. L. Allen, Pharmacist .......... .... B ellevue,
Pearl Angell, Teacher .................... Luther,
Benjamin Bosink, Principal Schools .... Pequaming,
Myrtle Buell, Com'l Teacher High School
XY. R. Carven, Co. Drain Comm. .......... Mason,
Hazel Chase, Teacher ............ ...... R emus,
Vernon E. Chase, Principal ........... Clarksville,
Elmer B. Carpenter, Copyist Bureau of Statistics,
Charles D. Gowin, Druggist ........... Cheboygan,
Harley I. Earle, Druggist ............... Hastings,
I. A. Ferguson, Prop. Ferguson Business College,
F. C. Gibbs, Com'l Teacher, High School, Houghton,
Roy Greemnan, with Bush Sz Lane Piano Co.,
Eunice E. Glass, Com'l Teacher, High School,
Otto E. Haab, Student, Dept. Law, L. of M.,
Albert P. Hector, Bookkeeper Cargill Press Co.,
George Heald, with George Tarilton Sz Co.. Gulfport,
Thos. F. Heatley, Student, Med. Dept. Lf. of M..
C. E. Hembling, Cashier Ancon Hospital,
Ancon, Canal Zon
Verne G. Ivory, Druggist ................. Hadley.
Frank C. Klcsner, with W'ard Bros. Lumber 81 Coal
Co. ............................. Big Rapids,
Minnie E. Kriegbaum, Teacher .......... Cromwell, Ind
Robert D. Laughner, Bookkeeper, VVestinghouse Ma-
chine Lo. ........................... Pittsburg, Pa
Erwin A. Liebenstein, with Mason- Donaldson
Lumber Co. ..................... Rhinelander. XVis
Claude C. Ludwig, Mngr. Dept. Store .... Portland,
Lillie G. Malone, Sten. Boyne City Tanning Co.,
Mabel A'. Manning, Teacher ....,........ Bellaire,
C. J. Marsh ..................,........... Hart,
Margaret C. McAuslan, Coin'l Teacher, High School,
Hilda Mortenson, Rural Teacher ......... Manistee,
D. H. Nelson, Jr., Student, Law Dept., Lv. of M.,
Aurora Olsen, Teacher . .. ........ Jacobsonville
L. Rebecca Orr, Teacher .............. St. Charles
Bessie Packard, Sten. L'niversity of Illinois, Lfrbana, Ill
Elsie Parker, Teacher ................... McBride,
A, Pesonen, Dept. Med. U. of M. ...... Ann Arbor,
M. Eleanor Peterson, Comll Teacher High School,
Mabel E. Reynolds, Teacher ..
Dora Roddy, Teacher . .......... ....... L aurium,
Calvin Rutledge, Teacher ................ Rodney,
Frank A. Sawall, Student, State
. . .Lauriu1n,
A. XY. Sawyer, with Eiler's Piano House, Spokane. YVash
Lenora Schulte, Teacher ............. -.Centerville, Mich
Emma Stockwell ........... .... S t. Johns, Mich
Clara Troxel, Teacher ........ .... C oldwater, Mich
Arden E. VVatson, Pharmacist ......... Boyne City,
Bessie VVhite, Com'l Teacher, Pittsburg Academy,
Victor O. Nichoson, Attorney ......... Sunnyside, Wfash
Mrs. Frances McQuarie-Yape .............. Riga, Mich.
Marguerite Bannen, Teacher, Rural School Six Lakes, Mich
Albert Cook, Principal Schools .... .... C aseville, Mich
A. Dennis, Electrician .................. Marlette, Mich
Edna B. Harris, Teacher ............ Grand Blanc, Mich
Clyde R. Jennings, with Saginaw Milling Co.,
R. R. Green, Superintendent Schools ........ Perry, Mich
Loren H. Gass, Pharmacist ............ Boyne City, Mich
Chas. L. Leach, Produce Dealer ............. Tonia, Mich
Alice B. Meyers, Student State Normal College,
Bernice Scott, Teacher ................ Eau Claire, Mich
Lawrence Simon, Merchant ..... Buckley, Mich
j. A. Schaub, Teacher ...... .. .Ferrysburg, Mich
Elva VVellman, Teacher .................. Howell, Mich
Crystal B. Alexander, Sten. and Bookkeeper Shattuck
Co. ............................. Newberry, Mich
R. Bailey, Student Med. Dept. L. of M., Ann Arbor, Mich
C. F. Brondt, with Geo. X. Marshall Co., Phoenix, Ariz
John C. Barnard, Student Engineering Dept. C.
of M. ........................... Ann Arbor, Mich
E. K. Converse, Com'l Teacher High School,
Millie Comstock, Music and Drawing Teacher,
East Jordan, Mich
Irene Curry, Coinll Teacher Faribault Business Col-
lege ............................. Faribault, Minn
Geo. Flott, Student Detroit Law School .... Detroit, Mich
Ennnett Fowler, with McCord Mnfg. Co. .... Detroit, Mich
Jessie Fulton, Com'l Teacher Fountain City Business
College ......................... Fond du Lac, W'is
Richardj. Fritzberg, Student Armour Institute of
Technology .......................... Chicago, Ill.
Lola Harden, Steno. for J. S. Dennis ...... Cadillac,
J. R. Lanphere, Comil Instructor Bryant 81 Stratton
Business College .................... Buffalo,
'wVm. A. Krueger, with First State Bank, Vicksburg,
Louise McCambridge, Teacher ........... Luzerne,
F. W. Mehl, Bookkeeper for Auditor of P. 0.
Dept. .......................... Vlfashington,
Lloyd G. Pray, Steno. LI. S. Dept. Agriculture,
E. J. Skidmore, Steno. War Dept. Bureau of Insular
Affairs ........................ Wasliingtoii,
XVm, Smising, Engineering Dept. U. of M.,
Pauline A. Smith, Shorthand Teacher Ludington
Business College ................ Ludington,
VVm. E. Stevenson, Earmer ..
Mrs. Ethelyn Vermilya-Stokan ....
. . ........ Chelsea,
W111. Thompson, Pharmacist ........... Cassopolis,
Perry C. Traver, Student U. of
M., 522 Monroe St.,
C. J. Tremmel, Student ..............
N. L. W'ales, Mngr. Owendale Grain 8: Lumber
Co. ............................ .
C. M, Weiiger, Dept. Lit. .............. Ann Arbor,
John Weiiger, Student Medical Dept. ..Ann Arbor,
A. F. XVillebrandt, Teacher .............. Buckley,
Mrs. Mable Pinney-XVilson ............... Jenison,
Axel Anderson, with F. C. Desmond 81 Co.,
. Ann Arbor,
Chas. H. Austin, with Truman Moss State Bank,
Vivian Baraga, Teacher ..... ...... G aines, Mich
Mabel Beckwith, Teacher .............. Harrisville, Mich
Herbert Chisholm, Druggist ........ Grand Marais, Mich
Wallace R. Bliss, Railway Mail Sub. P .Clerk,
South Frankfort, Mich
Maud Bussard, Teacher ................... Ewen, Mich
Archie Coggan, Rural Teacher ........ Big Rapids, Mich
Perry Cargill, Pharmacist, 151 S. Burdick St..
Herbert Crossman, Teacher .............. Otisville, Mich
Ella Dayton, Teacher ............... North Branch, Mich
Abe O. Dersham, Druggist .............. Morenci, Mich
A'. j. Drossart, Com'l Teacher Cream City Business
College .......... A ................ I Iilwaukee. XVis
C. XV. Feikert, COl1l,l Teacher High School Escanaba, Mich
George Heald, with Geo. Tarilton 81 Co., Gulfport, Miss
Rachel Geck, Student State Normal College,
Mabel E. Gillett, Teacher ................ Athens, Oregon
Dan P. Gingrich, Farmer ................. Remus, Mich
Ray C. Goheen, Clerk General Store ...... Lincoln, Mich
Mary Greiner, Teacher ................. Pinckney, Mich
Jessie M. Greenfield, Drawing and Penmanship
Teacher .............................. Osage, Neb
Jake A. Hall, Railway Mail Clerk .......... Marion, Mich
Matie Hansen, Com. Teacher High School, Greenville, Mich
Josephine Horrigan Teacher ........... XVoodvi'lle, Mich
K. C. Inselman, Principal Schools ...... Paris, Mich
J. H. Kennedy, Pharmacist ...... . . . '.Sf6I'liI1g, Mich
G. E. Leliever, P. Q. Clerk .... 7 .... Eaton Rapids,
Guy E. Matheson. Bookkeeper Vtfar Dept. Washington,
IVinifred McCaren, Shorthand and Com'l Teacher
State Normal .................... Springfield,
E. P. Mcliadden, Principal Schools ......... Kinde,
Lucia A. lXloshier, Com'l Teacher, Central Iowa
Business College ............... Marshalltown
Cora Stilwell-Newman ................ Cedarville,
I. McDermott, Student Med. Dept. C. of M.,
-Iessie Myers, Com'l and Shorthand Instructor Bayer
Business College ................ Huntingdon,
Lee Peabody, Grand Rapids National liank,
Fred A. Seaman, Clerk. Treasury Dept., loio Eye
St. ...... . .................... XYashington.
Edward M. Sharpe, Prin. Day Side Public School,
lfrank Stinehower, Com'l Instructor High School,
Otto Taylor, P. U. Clerk .......... .,....... I onia
Emma M. Strang, Steno. XValker ck Co. .... Detroit
Nettie Tennant, Student State Normal College,
Carrell Stephenson ...................... Rodney,
Mabel Wlager, Com'l and Shorthand Instructor
XVoodbine Commercial College ..... XY'oodbine.
E, N. XXKICISIIIEUI, P. U. Clerk ............. Petoskey
XY. Ii. XVells, with Marvel Mnfg. Co. ........ lonia
A. E. VViselogel, Pharmacist ................ Flint
Edwin Haist, Student North NVestern University,
Alice Young, with American Farm Products.
Teachers for 1884-1885.
Mr. and Mrs. XX". N. Ferris.
Teachers for 1886-
Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
Mrs. Anna Pease.
Teachers for 1887-
Mr. and Mrs. XV. N.
Mrs. Anna Pease.
Teachers for 1888-
Mr. and Mrs. VV. N.
Mrs. Anna Pease.
Teachers for 1890-
Mr. and Hrs. XXV. N.
C. A. XXYessel.
Robt. C. Stackable.
Teachers for 189 1 -
Mr. and Mrs. XXV. N. Ferris
F. D. Smith,
Teachers for 1892-1893.
Mr. and Mrs. XV. N. Ferris
C. A. X7Vessel.
Instructors for Each Year
Mrs. Anna Pease.
VV. D. Henderson.
XXX R. Smith.
P. D. Smith.
Teachers for 1893-1894.
Mr. and Mrs. VV. N. Ferris
Mrs. Anna Pease.
C. A. XX7essel.
XX'. R. Smith.
XV. D. Henderson.
F. D, Smith.
Teachers for 1894- 1895.
Mr. and Mrs. VV. N. Ferris
XX'. D. Henderson.
XV. R. Smith.
C. A. XX'essel.
Mrs. Anna Pease.
C. XV. Hills.
R. L. lX5e.
Teachers for 1895-1896.
Mr. and Mrs. XX". N. Ferris.
C. A. XX'essel.
XV. R. Smith.
XX'. D. Hendersony
B. S. Travis,
C. XX'. Hills.
Mrs. Anna Pease.
Teachers for 1896- 1 897.
Mr. and Mrs. XV. N. Ferris.
XX'. D. Henderson.
C. A. XVessel.
XX'. R. Smith.
H. H. llarrows.
D, S. Travis.
Teachers for 1897-1898.
Mr. and Mrs. XX'. N. Ferris.
XXV. D. Henderson.
C. A. XX'essel.
XX'. R. Smith.
H. H. Barrows.
ll, S. Travis.
Teachers for 189
XX'. N. Ferris.
XV. D. Henderson.
C. A. X7Vessel.
XV. R. Smith.
H. H. Barrows.
S. B. Norcross,
Teachers for 189
VV. N. Ferris,
C. A. XX'essel.
XV. R. Smith.
H. H. Barrows.
B, S. Travis.
S. B. Norcross.
Teachers for 1900-1901.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Ferris.
C. A. VVessel.
VV. R. Smith,
H. H. Barrows.
B, S. Travis.
S. B. Norcross.
C. XV. Willis.
Nl, A. Hynes.
Teachers for 1901-1902.
Mr. and Mrs. XV. N. Ferris.
C. A. Wlessel.
B. S. Travis.
R. P. Felch.
S. B. Norcross.
E. M. Clark.
I. A, Hynes.
C. XV. Vlfillis.
Teachers for 1902-1903.
VV. N. Ferris,
E. M. Clark.
B. S. Travis,
S. B. Norcross.
C. A. Vlfessel.
R. P. Felch.
C. VV. VVi1lis.
G. M. Heath,
l.. V. Christensen.
Teachers for 1903-1904.
VV. N. Ferris,
C. A, Wessel.
Mary P. McNerney.
H. E. Rice.
XV. D. Cramer.
li. M. Clark.
XV. A, Pearson.
B. S. Travis.
S. B. Norcross.
S. Mary Holclridge.
R. P. Felch.
C. VV. VVi1lis.
George M. Heath.
E. G. Hunker,
T... V. Christensen.,
Teachers for 1904-1905
VV. N. Ferris,
E. M. Clark,
R. P. Felch.
S. B. Norcross.
B. S. Travis.
VV. D. Cramer.
XV. A. Pearson.
H. M. Heaney.
H. E. Rice.
Mary I. McNerney,
C. VV. Willis.
Virginia C. Mulvey.
S. Mary Holdridge.
Teachers for KIQOS-IQO6.
VV, N. Ferris,
James L. Felton.
Mary I. McNerney.
H, E. Rice.
VV. D. Cramer.
E. M. Clark,
VV. N. St. Peter.
XV. A. Pearson.
B. S. Travis.
H. M. Heaney.
S. B. Norcross.
S. Mary Holclridge.
R. P. Belch.
M, E. Davenport.
Virginia C. Mulvey.
A. M. VVOnnell.
L, A. Wlarren.
Teachers for 1906- 1907
W. N. Ferris.
James L. Felton.
Mary J. McNerney.
H. E. Rice.
VV. D. Cramer.
E. M. Clark,
VV. N. St. Peter.
B. S, Travis.
H. M. Heaney.
S. B. Norcross.
S. Mary Holdridge.
R. P. Felch.
Virginia C. Mulvey.
A. D. Shimek.
A, M. NVonnell.
I.. A. VVarren.
Y. XV. Smith.
Teachers for 1907-1908.
XV. N. Ferris.
James L. Felton.
Mary J. McNerney.
E. M. Clark,
H. E. Rice.
XV. D. Cramer.
XV. N. St. Peter.
O. O, Bishop.
B. S. Travis.
A. M. VVonnell.
H. M. Heaney.
A. D, Shiniek.
S. Mary Holdridge.
Alice R. Ford.
Ella A. Mullen.
Virginia C. Mulvey
Elsie B. Hanchett.
C. NV. Willis.
Louis D. Gerin.
J. A. VVhite.
F. E. Magoon.
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