London Normal School - Spectrum Yearbook (London, Ontario Canada)

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7Ue SpjecbiAtm SHOWING OUR NORMAL SCHOOL LIFE ANALYZED INTO ITS COMPONENT PARTS THE CLASS of 1945 - . . . presents . . . We dedicate this book to those in our loyal armed forces . . . who gave so much in return for so little NORMAL SCHOOL — LONDON, ONTARIO Erected 1899 VALEDICTORY The day is fast approaching when the halls of London Normal School will be filled with the sound of young men and women — not students any longer, but teachers — bustling from one room to the other, in the act of collecting all their belongings and taking one last look at the rooms where they learned so much about Method, Matter and Management. Yes, our year of training is nearly finished. What will be the feeling in our hearts as, on that day, we stand outside the building where we spent one of the most eventful years of our lives, and take our farewell look? The feeling, I believe, will be that of sadness mingled with relief. We will all experience the feeling of relief that comes when, at the completion of a year of study and hard work, we realize that the end has come and our work, at least for a short time, is over. But, along with that feeling conies one of sadness. Thinking of the past year, we recall many happy and inspiring times that will never be repeated. The parties that were held, the primary reading lessons we all thought so amusing until we had to prepare one ourselves, the excursions around the school yard, the meals we prepared in the Home Economics room, the Christmas cantata, and many other incidents that took place will all bz rich memories of our life at London Normal School and will not soon be forgotten. To the Masters, Instructors and Critic Teachers we owe a great debt of gratitude. These people took an interest in each one of us and at all times have been encouraging, frank and in- spiring. They have kindled in each of us a keen desire to be good teachers who will in some way leave a lasting mark on the boys and girls whom we meet during our teaching career. We also owe a debt of gratitude to those teachers who have gone before us. To us they have left a great heri- tage. Not so long ago, teachers were lone workers, in schools that were little more than buildings where children were sent to be kept out of mischief. Today education has attained a higher level and the teaching profession has been put on a par with others. Truly, there is much that we can be thankful for as we enter upon our new vocation. The year of training is almost over. What next? We are entering upon a life ' s work that calls for the very best that is in us. We have not been training simply for a job, we have been train- ing for a role that we have to play in the shaping of the future of our nation. The future of any nation lies, to a great extent, in the hands of its teachers, and teachers we soon shall be. The whole world has just emerged from one of the most fearful and costly combats that time has ever known. It is up to us to see that children are educated in such a way that right attitudes and a keen sense of what is right and wrong are instilled in the minds of all people so that another such war may be more easily averted. There is no other profession in which what its members say and what they do have more effect upon generations as well as individuals. Let us then be sure that the impressions we leave are worthy ones. Although our training at Normal will soon be completed, I ' m sure we all realize that our training and education will never be finished as long as we stand at the front of a classroom teach- ing groups of children. The wonderful opportunity that we have had in being able to go into the various schools around the city and put into practice the theory we learned in our own classrooms, showed us that as teachers we must be continually enriching our knowledge of subject matter, keep- ing up to date with the best methods, and learning from our pupils as well as teaching them. We were taught many things during our stay at this institution, and one of the best lessons we learned was that we didn ' t know nearly as much as we thought we did when we first entered the building last Fall. To be a teacher of any worth, we must continually — " Follow knowledge like a sinking star Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. " Finally, when we leave the London Normal School, let us remember that we are on our own; no masters to answer our many problems, nor critic teachers to offer kind and helpful suggestions. What the next few years have in store for us, we do not know but, if we follow the wisdom of His Majesty King George VI, spoken in nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, the future will find us well. He said: " I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, ' Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown, ' And he replied, ' Go out into the darkness and put your hand Into the hand of God. That shall be to you Better than light and safer than the known way ' . " RUSSELL M. WOODS. Page Three OUR MASTERS C. E. MARK, B.A., D.Paed., Principal To the Class of 1945-1946: There is a special sense in which immortality begins here and now. You are soon to go out and leave your imprint upon young lives which will pass it on to succeeding generations in ever- widening circles down the long vista of thefuture. We feel confident that your influence will live up to the standards and ideals which the London Normal School has endeavoured to establish. Among others you will recall the following: a solicitous concern for the well-being and happi- ness of others; a singleness of purpose which will resolve disturbing conflicts; a devotion to duty which will animate and illuminate tasks, even the tedious and irksome; an uncompromising loyalty to one ' s convictions of right; an independence in thinking which will puncture the all too prevalent fallacies and pitfalls; an appreciation of beauty in nature and in art. G. W. HOFFERD, M.A., D.Paed. It has been a pleasure to have had an important share in making a teacher of you. May the knowledge, skills and attitudes which you acquired serve as a reliable guide in your wider adventures as a teacher and citizen. You can achieve the highest only if you exercise common sense, studious habits and good will towards others. J. G. McEACHERN, B.A., B.Paed. " Poetry, " said Matthew Arnold, " is the most perfect speech of man. " Read it with perfect understanding. R. H. ROBERTS, M.A. " The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it in turn will look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion. " — William Makepeace Thackeray. Page Four Masters C. E. MARK, B.A., D.Paed. Principal. Science of Education, Religious Education and Spelling. J. G. McEACHERN, B.A., B.Paed. Methodology of Literature, Reading, Compos : tion and Social Studies. G. W. HOFFERD, M.A., D.Paed. Methodology of Science ; Agriculture and Horticulture, Nature Study, Gram- mar and Social Studies. R. H. ROBERTS, M.A. School Management, Methodology of Arithmetic, Primary Reading, Algebra and Geometry. Page Fire Instructors GRACE CONOVER, B.S., M.A. Dean of Women and In- structor in Home Econo- mics and Hygiene. RHENA McILROY Instructor in Music Page Six DONALD C. BEACOM, Watford. " Silence gives consent. " GEORGE A. BRUETTE, Prairie Siding. " Argument is not always truth. " W. BRYCE BUTLER, Florence. " All the nice girls love a sailor. " LEO H. CONEYBEARE, Maidstone. " Whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well. " HAROLD FISHER, Glencoe. " Broad shoulders, broad mind The world could use more of his kind. " LOUIS FLANNIGAN, London. " When Irish eyes are smil- ing. " GORDON B. GRACEY, Springfield. " A good wit, will make use of everything. " i W. HOWARD KILLICK, Maidstone. " Industry makes all things d y i easy. " FLOYD J. MacINTYRE, Thedford. " Dance, laugh and be merry. J. GRAHAM MacKINNON, Toronto. " Scotch by name Scotch by nature. " BRUCE S. MANNING, Forest. " Industrious yet full of fun. " orville g. Mcdowell, Denfield. " Ability wins the esteem of true men. " ROY L. McLEAN, Watford. " The quiet life doth most abound. " RONALD S. MITCHELL, London. " Virtue is the first title of nobility. " STEWART D. OAKES, London. " Our hearts belong to daddy. " A. CARL POPKEY, Windsor. " Character makes its own destiny. " DOUGLAS C. SIFTON, Watford. " Still waters or Connells run deep. " ELGIN H. SNYDER, Princeton. " A just fortune awaits the deserving. " HAROLD SWEETMAN, Glencoe. " The last name tells all. " RUSSELL M. WOODS, Watford. " Yea, music is the prophet ' s art. " AUDREY F. ANDERSON, Tillsonburg. " From Tillsonburg OR Ville. " BERTHA J. BALKWILL, Kingsville. " Sweet for any man. " DOROTHY M. BALMER, Chatham. " A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. " JEAN BENNFR, Eden. " She smiles and the world smiles with her. " OLIVE G. BOGART, Southwold. " Singers are merry and free from care. " LORNA M. BOOKER, Union. " To a young heart everything is fun. " M. YVONNE BOYES, Mossley. " Jackson did we have fun. RUTH N. BROWNLEE, Inwood. " Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ' ' ELEANOR V. BRUSH. Blenheim. " She has a quiet yet winning disposition. " LILLIAN M. BULLOCH, London. " The way to gain a friend is to be one. " JOYCE I. BYGROVE, Petrolia. " Cheerful and frank and free . " BETTY CAMPBELL, Wardsville. " I wonder who is absent to- day. " DONNA E. CAMPBELL, R. R. 7, Alvinston. " A smile, a smile, makes life worth while. " PHYLLIS CARLE, Windsor. " Games lubricate the body and the mind. " SHIRLEY S. CARROLL, Iona Station. " Better late than never, but better never late. " C. JEAN CHARLTON, R. R. 3, Springfield. " If music be the food of love sing on. " MARJORIE E. CONNELL, Windsor. " Fiend angelical. " DOLORES " M. DEWITTE, R. R. 2, Blenheim. " She has a quiet yet winning disposition. " ELVA DILL, Wardsville. " Even though vanquished she can argue still. " MARGUERITE G. DOEY, Cedar Springs. " All men prefer blondes. " CATHERINE I. CARROLL, Iona Station. " Our house is the deadest place. " BETTY C. DONALDSON, R. R. 5, St. Thomas. " Good things come in small packages. " LOIS M. DUNCAN, Petrolia. " The sound of Lois ' sneezes oft are wafted on the breezes. " I. JEAN EDWARDS, Dresden. " Dark Town Strutters Belle. " JEAN F. FEWINGS, London. " Jokes are the pepper of conversation and the salt of life. " GEORGINA A. GEOHEGAN, Woodstock. " Dr. Hofferd, I pronounce my name Gay-gun. " GRACE GILLIES, R. R. 2, West Lome. " Her life ambition — to be a schoolteacher. " DOROTHY FORD, Glencoe. " She prattles merrily on her way. " MARY T. FOSTER, Goderich. " Diligence is the mother of good luck. " MARGARET J. FRANKLIN, R. R. 2, Springfield. " God bless the man who in- vented sleep. " ANNE I. GALL, Windsor. " A girl with vim and vitality, her greatest asset — person- ality. " MADELON GLENN, R. R. 5, Strathroy. " To a young heart everything is fun. " RETA GOUGH, Walkers. " She came in like a lamb but we fear she has changed. " MARJORIE HARROW, Essex. " The way to gain a friend is to be one. " MARY J. HAUSER, R. R. 2, West Lome. " Industry makes all things easy. " PHYLLIS M. HAZZARD, R. R. 5, Wallaceburg. " Whatsoever is worth doing is worth doing well. " ANITA HILDEBRAND, Leamington. " Laughter is a most health- ful exertion. " CATHERINE JEFFERSON, Clinton. " Kay ' s smile makes friends for her wherever she goes. " ISOBELLE JEFFORDS, R. R. 1, Muirkirk. " Mr. McEachern ' s messenger: ' Do you need any help, Form Four ' ? " VIRGINIA R. HOLDEN. Pacquette. " Slow and easy wins the race. " JANET D. HOWE, R. R. 5, Aylmer. " Speech is silver, silence is golden. " MARION HUSSON, London. " She likes all sports, but ws think that badminton is her racket. " i NETTA KENNEDY, London. " Energy is her middle name. GWENDOLYN KNIGHTS, Mull. " Most nights are dark and dreary. This Knights makes no one weary. " MADGE LAING, Croton. " Quiet and industrious and a friend of all. " EILEEN HUSTON, Ripley. " Merry brown eyes, cheery sm ' ls, A disposition to match. " ELAINE HUTCHINS, South Woodslee. " 0, she will sing the savage- ness out of a bear. " mm BELLE LAZENBY, Norwich. " A calm and capable collector. ' Please get your money in soon ' . " JUNE LEMON, Windsor. " Believe it or not she ' s an air-force vet. But our June a lemon? Not on a bet. " MORLENE MAILING, St. Thomas. " Good at work and good at play. An A-l teacher she ' ll be some day. " MARIE MALLETTE, R. R. 1, Bear Line. " A friendly smile makes her silence more golden. " DORIS McALPINE, Glencoe. " Better late than never, and her pleasant smile does help. " DONNA McCAW, St. Thomas. " Remember as Celia she lost her voice But she found it again so you can rejoice. " ERMA McCONNELL, London. " C.W.A.C. efficiency, loyal and true All of this and humour too. " BETTY McDOUGALL, R. R. 4, Thamesville. " Lots of fun, and a real good sport. " DORIS McQUIRE, R. R. 1, Croton. " Never trouble trouble trouble troubles you. " till JEAN McINTYRE, R. R. 1, Clandeboye. " Few things are impossible to diligence. " FLORINE McKAY, London. " Science needs bromine and iodine and chlorine, But London Normal needs only its Florine. " MARY McKELLAR, R. R. 1, Dutton. " Full of vigour, just ' As You Like ' her. By the way, ' Do you know your parts yet ' ? " MAXINE MORGAN, Chatham. " Sang in tones of deep emo- tion. " LAUREL NEWELL, Springfield. " Slightly fickle seems our Miss Newell, But really she ' s a constant jewel. " ROSE NORTON, Dresden. " The cautious seldom err. " BEATRICE O ' HARA, R. R. 2, Petrolia. " Always busy as a bee. She ' s the worker of Form Three. " JOYCE D. PARKER, Windsor. " Better known as the " Blonde Banker from Windsor ' . " JEAN PARKIN, R. R. 2, Ilderton. " She may get a ticket for pa rkin ' too long. " SHIRLEY PATTERSON, R. R. 2, Walkers. " Third Form ' s morale booster. " GERTRUDE PETERSON, Port Stanley. " Gertrude now, Gertrude ever, She ' ll not be a school-teacher forever. " JEAN PORCHINSKY, Kirkland Lake. " A small still voice crying out amidst our chatter. " WILMA ROLLINS, R. R. 1, Aylmer. " To know her is to realize You ' d like her for your friend. " AGNES SECORD, R. R. 3, Thamesville. " Faithful and smiling — a good scout! " SHIRLEY SEITZ, London. " Patience is like the blos- somed path Deep in a moonlit garden. " OLGA SERADOKA, Leamington. " I ' ll help you and you ' ll help me, Then what a happy world ' twill be. " JOYCE SHAW, Wardsville. " She undertakes to please. " MARGARET REIGLING, R. R. 3, Chatham. " Quiet and reserved is she. AUDREY RO EMMELLE, Appin. " Happily smiling and care- free is she This centre of laughter in Form Three. " ANNETTE SLOSS, Chatham. " There is sweet music here that softer falls — " AUDREY SMITH, R. R. 6, Blenheim. " Curling lashes ' neath brow serene, A laughing face and impish mien. " SHIRLEY STANLEY, R. R. 2, Denf ield. " Friendship is but a name Unless to one you stint the flame. " ESTELLA TIDBALL, R. R. 1, Thedford. " Steadfast, honest, good and true. " DONNA STANNARD, London. " Her very frowns are fairer Than smiles of other maid- ens. " SHIRLEY TAYLOR, R. R. 2, Glanworth. " Let us do our work as well. " VERA THOMAS, R. R. 2, Ilderton. " Minds there are like ocean sponges, which absorb. " JOAN THOMPSON, Wellington. " With drowsy lectures far behind I ' ll be adventure ' s guest. " LAURA THOMSON, R. R. 5, Thamesville. " And all I remember is friends flocking around. " EMILY TURANSKY, Windsor. " Be happy and gay, Laugh your troubles away. JEAN WALKER, Wallaceburg. " Jeannie with the light brown hair. " RUTH WARD, Chatham. " A thing of beauty is a joy forever. " MARJORIE WELCH, R. R. 4, Blenheim. " May she never grow too old to laugh. " BEATRICE WHITE, R. R. 2, Aylmer. " There are minds like mirrors Giving back what they re- ceive. " AMY THURSTON, R. R. 1, Staffordville. " Valuable things are done up in small parcels. " ■ fa MILDRED WIGHT, R. R. 2, Thedford. " Patience is a virtue. GRACE WILCOX, R. R. 2, Northwood. " Gay as a lark. " BARBARA WILLIAMS, R. R. 2, Norwich. " She ' s not afraid of work. MARGUERITE WILLISON, Strathroy. " Friendship, and a sense of humour — she has them. " KATHERINE WOOD, R. R. 2, Croton. " She paints pictures — with words. " LOUISE WOOD, R. R. 2, Cayuga. " Like a piano — straight up- right, and grand. " GLADYS WRIGHT, R. R. 3, Ridgetown. " Her favourite pastime- smiling. " ELIZABETH YOUNG, Lucan. " As true as a diamond. " DOROTHY DOWDS, Ingersoll. SISTER MARY OLIVA SISTER ST. HUBERT PHYLLIS HOBBS, Windsor. SISTER MARY MILDRED SISTER MARY INEZ THUMBNAIL SKETCHES by Form 1 Dorothy Ba liner Form 3 Florine McKay Form 2 Dorothy Ford Form 4 Audrey Smith Page Fifteen YEAR BOOK EXECUTIVE ' A f 8JBBBPPB Editor Laurel Newell J j W »l Assistant Editor Russell Woods L " jPkl » ( • " ■1 ' " I Business Manager Stewart Oakes ■ V M - ' jL ' - ' %i " flaJt H Assistant Business Manager Ronald Mitchell J P , W " y ' M jJMr Ll Sports Editors Phyllis Carle Jm m jjfl L ' , M H I ' ■ Louis Flannigan , m KJ ' ■ Bf« " W Social Maxine Morgan J$ r B • " 1m|SU L Jtf ,fl2 Literary Anne Gall ' WLjB| L B W ' " » " Hki m Humour Lorna Booker VtJ JH " - flNHB •( Photography June Lemon ■ m r ■ • ' S ' S . • Guests Katherine Wood w J W W 8 ' " Cartoons Joyce Shav • r3 " Thumbnail Sketches jjggjHk S- jJ 1 Dorothy Balmer Florine McKay EDITORIAL Since the beginning of the twentieth century graduating classes have been passing through the portals of London Normal School. And now another graduating class — the class of ' 46 — is about to take its place in the ranks of the teaching profession. It is with high hopes that we look forward to our new duties as teachers, for we know that we do not face the future alone. Before us the traditions of all the former classes urge us to expend our every effort to carry on the never-ending tasks which inevitably fall to the lot of every teacher. Behind us a year of training and experiment gives us a feeling of eagerness; a desire to meet and to the best of our ability to deal with the situations that will arise. The first class to graduate since the end of a world-wide conflagration such as the one just ended confronts us with a task unparalleled before. This is a time of reconversion. Children who have been brought up to tales of war and its aftermath will be tomorrow ' s Canada. Whose respon- sibility will it be, if not that of the children of today, to ensure a real and lasting peace? And who will guide this future Canada of ours if not the teachers working with the parents? A sense of responsibility heretofore undreamed of goes with us as we set out upon our teaching career. It is not enough to teach the " Three R ' s " and consider that we have done our part. Ours is a much deeper responsibility. Into the minds of our young charges we must inculcate the precepts of good citizenship and the habits of clear thinking. Even in our brief experience we have already realized how much influence the teacher ' s example has on the pupils. Let us never forget that important fact, and always be personal ex- amples of fairness and dignity. Our reward will be in the feeling of satisfaction which we derive from a duty well done. May our motto, " Docendo Discimus, " never cease to function for us. And with Tennyson, may we decide: " How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnish ' d, not to shine in use! As tho ' to breathe were life. " LAUREL NEWELL. Page Sixteen Second Term Student Parliament President Leo Coneybeare Vice-President Erma McConnell Secretary Bertha Ballcwill Treasurer Beatrice White Form Representatives Bryce Butler Phyllis Hazzard Belle Lazenby Shirley Taylor First Term Student Parliament President Carl Popkey Vice-President Ronald Mitchell Secretary Anita Hildebrand Treasurer Joyce Parker Form Representatives Louis Flannigan Betty Campbell Audrey Roemmele Olga Seradoka First Term Literary Society President Marjorie Connell Vice-President Stewart Oakes Secretary Gordon Gracey Treasurer Maxine Morgan Form Representatives Eleanor Brush Anne Gall June Lemon Beatri ce White Second Term Literary Society President Doris McAlpine Vice-President Orvillc McDowell Secretary Betty Campbell Treasurer Harold Sweetman Form Representatives Audrey Anderson Betty Galloway 1. Ready? 2. Set— 3. Go! Scenes of Trials and Triumphs. 1. S.S. No. 5, Delaware. 2. Guess Where? 3. S.S. No. 21, London. 4. Chesley Ave. School. 5. Victoria School. Flagstop! Idle Moments. Heads tucked under- neath their arms. . Treed. Grafting. Posture People. We did it! Dickens Characters. As You Like It — (or did you?) Middle of a perfect day. The Book Agent at work. Don ' t let go, boys. Invaders in Stratford. Masquerading Bystander. URBAN SCHOOL CRITIC TEACHERS RURAL SCHOOL CRITIC TEACHERS Miss Clara Tupper Miss Edna Lancaster Miss Muriel Lancaster Miss Isabel McLeish Miss Gladys Morris Miss M. E. MacVicar Mr. Beverley Collier Miss Edna Rae Miss Lena Dunn Miss Pearl Elliott Mr. W. D. Sutton, M.A., B.Psed. Mrs. Helen Paterson Miss Joan Hatherell Mr. Leslie Pickles Mrs. Helena SherrifF Mrs. Laura S. Bawden Miss Jean McLachlan Mr. W. G. Rigney Mr. W. B. Springett Miss M. Jean Patterson Miss Frances B. Stephens HIGH SCHOOL CRITIC TEACHERS Mr. W. C. Johnson, B.A. Mr. W. F. Langford, M.A. Mr. H. A. Stewart, B.A. Mr. W. E. Shales, M.A., B.Psed. Mr. D. H. Strangways, B.A. Miss L. Kathleen Dolan, M.A. Mr. R. J. Blake, B.A. Mr. Carl G. Chapman, B.A. VISITORS The 1945-1946 term at London Normal School was studded with visits from many distin- guished men and women. Our visitors were: Dr. H. Amoss, Director of Professional Training; Mr. F. Bartlett, Director of Physical Education; Miss M. Bartlett, from the Junior Red Cross; Mr. Clarke, who lectured on the beautification of home and school grounds; Mr. Davies, Inspector of Agriculture; Mr. Fenwick, Supervisor of Music; Mr. Humphries, who showed us movies on views of Canada; Mr. Hutton, from Queen ' s University; Dr. Kingston, from Western University; Martha Logan, who gave us a demonstration on meat cookery; Dr. C. E. Mark, Jr., Scientist, who worked on the atomic bomb; Mr. McCamus, of the Board of Governors of the Teachers ' Federation of Ontario; the late Dr. E. McKone, Principal of Peterborough Normal School; Mr. McRonald, London Fire Chief; Mrs. Richards, representative of the Home and School Club; Mr. W. Stanley, from the National Film Board; Dr. Stearns, from McMaster University; Dr. Struthers, Inspector of Auxiliary Classes; and others. KATHERINE WOOD. Page Twenty LONDON NORMAL SCHOOL Today when you espy the London Normal School, you see an architectural triumph set in a city-block of emerald-green turf, bordered by lofty and majestic trees; a red brick building sur- rounded by beds of shrubs and flowers, with grey cement walks running out to the street, from its three entrances. In the Summer of 1899, you would have seen a level expanse of growing grain waving in the breezes. A few weeks later, the peaceful scene would be changed — men with teams and scrapers would be at work and excavations begun for the building of a Normal School — London Normal School. On an extremely cold day, the second Tuesday of February in the year 1900, classes were begun. While students listened to lectures, carpenters worked on the unfinished auditorium and third floor. The hundred students assembled alternately in the east room or the west room of the second floor to hear lectures on English, physics, algebra, or grammar by Dr. Merchant, the princi- pal; or lectures on school management, reading, writing, history, geography, nature study, by the vice-principal, Dr. Dearness, who is still alive. Mr. Evans gave instruction in music, S. K. David- son in art, and Dr. C. L. T. Campbell in hygiene, also. To gain entrance in 1899, it was necessary to have a certificate of moral character, training in a Model School, one year ' s experience in teaching and an inspector ' s certificate of recommenda- tion. Then Middle School graduates or Upper School graduates were admitted to Normal School; the former secured second-class certificates, the latter first-class certificates. The course was of six months duration — from January to July and from July to December. Many changes were inaugurated during the ensuing years. Beginning in September 1903, a year at Normal School was required. In 1925, however, the course was extended to two years. A student came to school for one year in order to secure an Interim Certificate on which he could teach for four years. On the satisfactory recommendation of his inspector, the interim teacher would return to Normal School for a second year ' s training in order to secure a permanent cer- tificate. This method lasted for only three years, as Mitchell Hepburn abolished the two-year course when he became Premier. In 1930 the minimum entrance requirement for a Normal School was raised to Upper School graduation, the present requirement. A permanent certificate can be obtained by a year at Univer- sity or the equivalent credits. Today ' s competent staff consists of Dr. C. E. Mark, Principal, who lectures on science of education, religious education and spelling; Dr. G. W. Hofferd, who lec- tures on methodology of science, agriculture and horticulture, nature study, grammar and composi- tion; Mr. J. G. McEachern, who lectures on methodology of literature, reading, and social studies; and Mr. R. H. Roberts, who lectures on school management, methodology of arithmetic, primary education, algebra and geometry. Special instruction is given in home economics and health by Miss G. Conover; in art and writing by Miss D. Emery; in manual training by Mr. A. F. Hagerman; in music by Miss R. Mcllroy; in library methods by Miss L. Gahan; and in physical education by Miss W. R. Prendergast. Down through the years, the requirements for admission, the length of the course and life at Normal School in general have greatly changed for the elementary school teacher. However, the prestige of the London Norman School has but increased with the years. RUTH BROWNLEE, KATHERINE WOOD. Page Twenty-one 1 The UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO London - Canada SUMMER SCHOOL, JULY 1st to AUGUST 10th, 1946 1. Courses for the Permanent First Class Certificate. 2. Courses for the General B.A. Degree. 3. Courses for the new B.A. Course for teachers of elementary schools. This has received the hearty approval of the Department of Education. It in- cludes special options in: — Art Astronomy Psychology Music English Dramatics Handicrafts Home Economics Public Health Rural Sociology Speech Correction Nature Study Community Organization Educational Counselling Physical Education Secretarial Science (Typewriting) Geography Remedial and Efficient Reading ■■■Included in the Summer Program of 1940. 4. Special Course in Community Leadership (Department of Education and Adult Education Board), July 22nd to August 2nd. 5. French and Basic English Courses, July 4th to August 21st, at Trois-Pistoles, Quebec. NOTE: No previous reading required before beginning courses in Summer School. Examinations held during last two days of Summer School — leaving remainder of holidays entirely free from university work. Excellent camping facilities, including electricity and hot and cold showers, on University grounds. Enthusiastic social and athletic program. For information write to DR. H. R. KINGSTON, Director of Summer School University of Western Ontario, London, Canada Page Twenty-two GIRLS ' ATHLETICS Amid the jubilant cheers from their fellow students, the girls ' athletic committees carried on their activities to a grand finale. We owe our great success to our three capable leaders, namely, Miss Prendergast, our trim gym teacher, who aided us in numerous ways; Emily Turansky, our first term president; and Audrey Roemmele, our second term president. These leaders were backed by the best type of backbone and marrow in the form of the two terms of executives of this society. The ever-rolling ball was started on its way with the formation of a volley-ball tournament, headed by our two efficient third-formers, Shirley Patterson and Marion Husson. This tourna- ment progressed with six mixed teams competing for top honours. After many joyous but strenu- ous games had been played following a set schedule, two teams ended with a five to five point tie. These teams, headed by Harold Sweetman and Phyllis Carle, were to play a final game to determine the winner. Who would be the victors? The night of the playoffs, many classmates could be seen trudging their way up to the spacious gym on the third floor. After much batting of the ball over the net, Phyllis ' team was acclaimed as victors. This team was composed of some of the year ' s outstanding athletes, namely, Olga Seradoka, Marjorie Connell, Shirley Patterson, Wilma Rollins, Catherine Jefferson, Madge Laing, Ron Mitchell, Leo Coneybeare and Jean Parkin. Several roller-skating parties were held and supported wholeheartedly by the student body. Many new skaters, after attending these, skated off like professionals, unaided by all comrades. An ice skating party was held in January, but owing to weather conditions and lack of equipment very few attended. The keen Normalites were very enthusiastic about their basketball. Many evenings were spent in the gym, developing the skills so common to an experienced team. This practicing was not in vain, as was shown when these lassies met the Sacred Heart girls team and defeated them. We give the credit to our sharpshooters Shirley Patterson, Lois Duncan, Marjorie Connell, Joyce Bygrove, Grace Wilcox, and Annette Sloss. The defence line of this team must also be commended, and credit goes to Emily Turansky, Olga Seradoka, Phyllis Carle, Madelon Glenn and Betty McDou- gall. Our little circle would not be complete without our ever-watchful timekeeper Dorothy Bal- mer, and our keen-eyed scorekeeper, Bertha Balkwill. A ping-pong schedule was drawn up, and the tournament carried out under the guiding eye and supervision of Jean Benner. After much competition, Audrey Roemmele and Bryce Butler emerged as victors from the throng. In addition to all these activities, an inter-normal specialty with Stratford was sponsored. As well as being a social gathering, competitive games such as basketball, ping-pong and badminton were played. Of the six tournaments played, we were successful in winning four of the six honours. On the whole, the athletic activities sponsored during 1945-1946 will be something not easily forgotten. This year will be greatly remembered and cherished by all the students. P.S. — A Christmas card sale, which was never carried out by this committee before, was brought to a successful conclusion with the aid of the form representatives. PHYLLIS CARLE. Page Twenty-three FIRST TERM GIRLS ' ATHLETIC President Emily Turansky Vice-President Morlene Mailing Secretary Shirley Patterson Treasurer Phyllis Carle Form Representatives — Jean Benner, Doro- thy Ford, Betty McDougall, Donna Stan- nard. SECOND TERM GIRLS ' ATHLETIC President Audrey Roemmele Vice-President Olga Seradoka Secretary Dorothy Ford Treasurer Betty McDougall Form Representatives — Joyce Bygrove, Mad- elon Glenn, Shirley Patterson, Donna Stannard. GIRLS ' BASKETBALL TEAM BOYS ' BASKETBALL TEAM EOYS ' ATHLETICS The war is over, the boys are back, and once more sports form the hobby of the male Normalites. During the first few weeks at London Normal School a rough-and-ready type of basketball was played in the gymnasium after 4:00 o ' clock. Even though the fundamental skills and rules of the game were missing, these workouts helped us a great deal in making acquaintances. On November 30th, the boys ' basketball team played its first game — the Normalites against the ' 45 grads. Our challenging team consisted of Sifton, Popkey, Bruette, Coneybeare, Beacom, Flannigan, McKinnon and Mitchell. Of course we lost the game, but only by a narrow margin — 47-11. However, this was good experience for us. The performance showed that we were at least developing some of the main principles of the game. On February 1, the Normal boys met the same team again. This time we showed some improvement, as we were defeated by a score of only 44-11. With Mr. Roberts presiding on March 1, we held the proud and fearless " Grads " down to a score of 34-25. In this game, Popkey got 11 of the points, Bruette 10. Our players were finally beginning to connect. As President of our first executive, Mr. Eadie drew up a horse-shoe pitching schedule. Every boy participated in this sport. However, it progressed rather slowly and when winter arrived a few games remained unplayed. Ultimately, when favourable weather conditions permit, the schedule will be completed and a grand champion declared. After much talk, correspondence, yes and even a very strenuous practice, the proposed hockey game with Stratford was cancelled. This was certainly a shock to all of the players. However, our star, Harold Sweetman, seemed to suffer from the shock of this sudden cancellation more than did any of the rest of us. We had a very capable team selected; it included such players as Sweet- man, McDowell, McKinnon, Flannigan, Sifton, Beacom, Maclntyre, Fisher, with our old stalwart Bruette defending the goal. On March 4 the athletes of the London Normal School were the hosts of the Stratford Nor- mal School athletes. On this occasion a general tournament took place. It included such sports as ping-pong, badminton and basketball. In ping-pong doubles, London ' s Bryce Butler and Howard Killick defeated their opponents. In badminton the Stratford challengers overwhelmed London ' s Harold Fisher and Bryce Butler. The last game of the happy evening was a basketball game be- tween the London and Stratford boys. In this final contest the opposing teams fought with all their might and main. However, this game was not of the highest grade basketball. Many fouls were called, so many that our George Bruette was taken off the floor in the final stage of the game. In this struggle we found Popkey, a hard-fighting Windsor lad, getting himself 1 1 points, while Bruette totalled 8 points. The final score was 24-14 in favour of the London team. On March 25, the London athletes paid a return visit to Stratford. At this time, both sides carried off their fair share of points. Once again London ' s Howard Killick and Bryce Butler de- feated their opponents. They won the first two games of three. However, the Stratford badmin- ton players still maintained their reputation by defeating our Harold Fisher and Howard Killick. The main and final event of the evening was the clashing of the London and the Stratford boys ' basketball teams. In this game our opponents were out for vengeance — they were determined to win. Sorry to relate that the Londoners were overrun. The final score was 58-51 in favour of our hosts. The outstanding scores were Popkey, who dropped in 27 points, and Bruette, who earned 13 points. Everyone agreed that the evening was well spent. In spite of our fatigue we arrived home happy. LOUIS FLANNIGAN, Form I. Page Twenty-five IN MEMORIAM Jean McClennan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, December 25, 1926, but spent the greater part of her life in Windsor. There she attended Victoria Avenue Public School and Kennedy Colle- giate, from which she graduated in June, 1945. Jean was a good student. She loved to play basket- ball as well as volleyball and played on the Kennedy volleyball team. Her greatest ambition was to be a teacher. Jean loved all children as much as children loved her, for she was so eager to help and teach them. In September she entered London Normal School, but misfortune prevented her from con- tinuing the work she loved so well. Three weeks after beginning her training here she contracted a cold which later developed into pneumonia. She died at Victoria Hospital, London, October 5, 1945. Although her life at Normal was very short, we all greatly missed her fine personality and genial spirit. Her death cast a gloom over the whole school. Gone is the face we loved so dearly, Silent the voice which spoke so cheerily, Too far away for sight or speech But not too far for thought to reach. Sweet to remember her, who once was here, And who, although absent, is just as dear. VIRGINIA HOLDEN. INTER- VARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP After the visit of I.V.C.F. staff member Doris Leonard to our school, we commenced our meet- ings on Thursday, October 4th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hill, 377 Wortley Road. At the second meeting, on October 11th, our executive was elected, and it was decided that we would meet every two weeks. During the succeeding two terms we were very fortunate in having gifted speakers, who brought us messages pointing out the necessity we, as teachers, have of Christ in our lives. The sooner we realize that need and accept Christ, the better men and women we will be. Among the speakers who addressed us were the following: Harold Brooke, a student at the L. B. I., who spoke to us on the subject, " God and Your Life. " Another speaker, Mr. W. O. Cooke, addressed us on the topic, " Blessed. " His text, " Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. " (John 20:29.) The last speaker chose as his topic " Evolution. " His message could be summed up in these verses " And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image .... So God created man in his own image. " Quoted from Genesis 1:25-27. We feel that genuine interest was shown by those who attended the I.V.C.F. Some, we know, received rich blessing at these meetings, and came to know Christ as their Saviour. Our motto, and we trust you will make it yours, for the future is taken from God ' s Word. " Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. " (Proverbs 3:5,6.) President Ronald Mitchell Secretary Jean Charlton Vice-President Dorothy Balmer Treasurer Howard Killick Page Twenty-six UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO UNIVERSITY EXTENSION PASS COURSE FOR TEACHERS (This Course leads to the B.A. degree) Instruction is given in Evening Classes and in the Summer Session. Those who propose to attend the Summer Session and to take lectures in more than one subject should commence correspondence preparation as soon as possible. Subjects offered in the Summer Session of 1946 are First Year Economics, English, French, History and Psychology; Second Year English, Geography, History, Mathematics and Philosophy; Third Year French and Psychology; and Astronomy and Botany. For complete information write the Director, University Extension, University of Toronto, Toronto 5, Ontario. GETTING BACK TO NORMAL Our Post-war Catalogue is in course of preparation .... Get your name placed on our Mailing List NOW. Medals Trophies Crests Insignia Jewellery, etc. TROPHY CRAFT LTD. 102 Lombard St. Toronto " Ask your dealer for the following ASCO Products " Oil-o-graph Crayons 3 Sizes— Nos. 70, 80, 110 Water Colours 8 10 Colour Boxes TEMCO Dry Powder Colour Showcard Colours for better Poster Work □ ARTISTS SUPPLY CO. LIMITED — TORONTO Page Twenty-seven WHAT ' S IN A NAME? Driving with my FORD car through a beautiful WOODS full of stately OAKES and some species of BRUSH, I came to a strange place full of strange people who did strange things. I drove BYGROVE after grove, over the BROWNLEE, until I arrived at a secluded GLENN where stood the dearest old house I ever saw. Indeed, it looked like a fire HAZZARD, but its very doors seemed to welcome me as I drew near. I knocked on the door. The BUTLER opened it, bowed, and beckoned me in. He was a SWEETMAN, clad in a dark suit, but it was covered with a white substance. I saw that he was very embarrassed. Then he said, " ' Scuse me, ma ' am, but I was HOLDEN the bag while the cook was SIFTON the flour and er-a-er, we had an accident. " I smiled understandingly and asked for the mistress. He led me into the living room. " She ANDERSON are away playin ' GOUGH, " he explained. " But she ' ll be back here directly. " He quickly disap- peared, leaving me to amuse myself. I began looking about and found that the inside was just as inter- esting as the outside. Choice paintings hung on the walls. Above the mantel, where a WILCOX clock ticked away the minutes, hung an expensive mirror which, I am sure, came from HOBBS in London. On the table was a box of Laura SECORD chocolates and a grey PARKER pen. A big THOMAS cat basked before the fireplace. Suddenly the door opened and a charming DOEY-eyed young lady entered. She was wearing a WHITE sport dress and shoes, with GILLIES ties. I knew at once that she was the young woman whom I had been sent to interview. " HOWE do you do? " she greeted. I told her the purpose of my visit and she graciously consented to give me her time. " I am of WELCH descent, " she began. " My father was a FISHER off the coast of Wales. We spent a great deal of time on the Isle of WIGHT, where my uncle lived. He was a TAYLOR and could tell the loveliest yarns, about the SEITZ of Canada, starry KNIGHTS on the banks of the THOMPSON river, and the wild Indians. My parents died when I was quite YOUNG. Then I came to Canada with my FOSTER parents. " Pardon me, " I interrupted, " but is it WRIGHT that your great uncle fought in the Battle of SERADOKA, in the American Revo- lution? " " My uncle fought in the Battle of Saratoga, " she answered with a twinkle, while I blushed at my ignorance. " What are your hobbies? " I asked. " Just now, " she continued, " I am keenly interested in the BOYES Scouts. Also I collect rare articles, such as you see in this chest. " She opened it and I saw the most amazing collection of unknown articles. She picked up a large, rusted key and said, " This is a POPKEY which was used for opening pirate chests by Sir Francis Drake. " She fondled a queer little china animal with great large eyes and tiny slender legs. " This is a CONEYBEARE, a miniature of one of the prehistoric animals. " She showed me the print of a puzzling picture. " This is the HILDEBRAND, " she explained. " My friend, who owns a ranch in Arizona, brands all his cattle with it. " Last of all, there was a multi- colored India rubber ball called a TIDBALL, which was supposed to be a charm carried by a snake-charmer in India. Page Twenty-eight At this point, we were bombarded by a most excited butler who said, all in a breath, " ' Scuse me, ma ' am, but it ' s the turriblest thing — the cook ' s GEOGHEGAN on a DILL pickle!!! " The young lady looked up and calmly said, " She ' ll be all right. Pound her on the back and tell her that dill pickles are not good for the GALL. " He disappeared like a flash. " He is so eccentric, " she smiled. " He always says things so quaintly. For instance, he says CONNEL for ' kernel, ' and HAUSER for ' How ' s her ' . " I could not help but smile over the funny situation. " Oh, SHAW, " she exclaimed, " you must be famished. " She rang a bell and suddenly a maid appeared with tea and dainty cakes. I guessed that the girl was strikingly efficient as well as beautiful. Later my friend explained that she had been a BOOKER in the office of WARD ten in a hospital and had fallen in love with the floor WALKER in Simpson ' s. He was a villain and the girl ' s pride prevented her from returning to the profession. " Do you take LEMON? " she asked. As we enjoyed our tea, I learned that her favourite singer was GRACEY Fields and her favourite song was " The CAMPBELLS are Comin ' . " Her favourite novel was the " Christmas CARROLL. " I remembered that I had an appointment for 6:00 o ' clock. I told her that I must be leaving. " WOOD you mind MAILING this letter? " she asked as I was going. I reluctantly took my leave. When I went for my car, it had been moved. Just then the butler appeared. " ' Scuse me, ma ' am, but I moved your car. I knew when I saw you PARKIN it there that I should have told you. There ' s a big BUL- LOCH who gets loose from the next farm. He sure can tear things apart. He made an awful mess of our garden HARROW the other day. " I thanked him solemnly and drove away. " It takes all kinds of people and places to make a world, " I reflected. JOYCE SHAW. WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM CHILDREN We, as teachers-to-be, are faced with the problem to form characters, develop right attitudes and skills in our pupils. Now, there is something we can learn from them. We should observe children quietly, with the respect we would give to any other teacher, to learn how children are born armed against trouble and prepared for happiness. , Consider the fact that children are little things taking orders, accepting punishment for any disobediences, and going through routines they usually regard as nonsense. Yet they hold fast to their individuality. Children have so much that they can enjoy in the world about them that they can accept without too much protest what is demanded. We complain of lack of money, lack of time, and lack of freedom. Children have less time, no money, and are virtually prisoners; yet, their every moment is alive with the joy of living. Our great adult fault is to think only of results, instead of enjoying the process by which they are attained. But children forget the result in their love of the process. For example, young Henry Ford, in his little machine shop, may have dreamed of wealth, but most of the time he was just a man tinkering with nuts, bolts, and transmissions, and having a wonderful time doing it. Watch a child with a crayon in his fists. He starts in bearing down firmly and moves along without hesitancy. We may ask, " What is it going to be? " " What is the difference? " the youngster might reply. Page Twenty-nine He is having fun. He simply likes seeing the colour grow upon the paper before him. Life compels us as adults to think of, and work for a purpose; but unless we enjoy the process while striving for that purpose, we have lost something invaluable. That is what we can learn from children. Every job has its details and they change from day to day. We have only to notice them as a child does and we will find our work less hum- drum. This is precisely the point of view. Everything can be an adventure if we make the effort to see it that way. We have only to acquire childhood ' s knack of using all the senses, of never permitting yesterday ' s trouble or tomorrow ' s threats to cloud the swelling beauty of today. This is shown when Thomas Gray describes children in " On a Distant Prospect of Eton College " — " Alas! Regardless of their doom, The little victims play; No sense have they of ills to come, Nor care beyond today. " JEAN FEWINGS ON THE CHOICE OF FRIENDS Few things in life are more important than beinq able to make the right friends. I suppose that most of us, if we could choose the gifts which the fairies would place in our cradles, would find even in the short- est list, a place for the gift of being able to make friends and to cultivate friendship. It is an old truth that a man is known by the company he keeps. Perhaps we wonder why that is, but it is true that a man is very largely made in character and position and social standing by his friends. Some people feel they cannot make the friends whom they would like for lack of money or expensive clothes. But is it not true that the most influential friendships of life, the friendships which are most worth-while are those which are independent of clothes and circum- stances? The friendship which has no better foundation than the attrac- tions of a piquant face or the beauty of a pretty frock is not likely to possess many enduring qualities. As a matter of fact, most of the friendships of life are made outside your homes, and mostly in your leisure hours. Most friendships begin in a common interest. Your roads must meet and cross, but you would never have given each other a second thought if it had not been for the fact that a few moments ' conversation revealed that you were both inter- ested in the same sport, or that your habits of life were practically the same. It may have been something as frail as gossamer, but it served as a link, and much intercourse and a sharing of the common interest made the gossamer band as strong as hoops of steel. If you would make friends with great minds you must develop your own mind to appreciate their advances. Shakespeare will sit beside your fire and yet he will have no message for you unless you bring the offer- ing of a common interest and prepare your mind. It is an old saying " The re is no place at the feast for the man who will not put on a wedding garment. " For truly, there is no real enjoyment except that which is shared; there is no secret which is worth keeping if we cannot whisper it to a friend. The true flavour of the wine of life is missed by those who feast alone. And, most assuredly, we would not stop with one friendship, but we should endeavour to have the whole world full of friends. GORDON B. GRACEY, Form I. Page Thirty CHALLENGER SMART models with many points to recommend them as Graduation Gifts . . . appear- ance, accuracy, value and a Guarantee of service in our stores from coast to coast. A. 1 tkt. natural gold case, 17-jewel movement 75.00 B. lOkt. natural gold-filled case, 17-jewel movement 40.00 :£ 3 JEWELLERS BIRKS-ELLIS-RYRIE LTD., London Compliments . . . of . . . MOYER SCHOOL SUPPLIES Limited MUSIC LOVERS You are always welcome to visit our store. You will find music suitable for all occasions ... If you have some musical problem, let us help you solve it. CHAPMAN HEWETT The Friendly Music Store 430 Wellington St. Met. 3690 London Page Thirty-one SCHOOL SUPPLIES We carry a very large and complete stock of School Supplies, including Scribblers, Exercise Books, Loose Leaf Books, Fillers, Chalk, Crayons, Inks, Art Materials. Also Sell School Furniture and Seating, Blackboards and Equipment Quotations gladly given HAY STATIONERY CO. LIMITED 331 Richmond St. London, Ont. Page Thirty-two A TEACHER ' S PRAYER O, Holy Spirit, guide our path. Enlighten darkness, shield from harm, Bless each of us and all we do, Only out of love for You. May we give knowledge, truth and light To little ones of Thy delight, That they may grow in strength and grace, Someday to see Thy Holy Face. JEAN PORCHINSKY. LET THEM SLEEP Ye who sleep in Flanders field, ' Mid the crosses and poppy bloom; Ye who feel earth ' s humble shield, Death ' s merciful, unseen tomb; Keep sleeping, ye heroes in dust and clay, Keep resting, ye soldiers of Yesterday, Unconscious of this war ' s ruin. Ye who dream ' neath the war-torn soil The visions that shone in Yesteryear; Ye who challenge us to recall Your sacrifice, your love, your fear; Keep dreaming, ye comrades who paid the debt, Keep challenging, ye friends we cannot forget, We failed the cause you held so dear. Hear ye the clamour of planes in the air Piloted by men of your kin? Feel ye the trample of feet that bear The purpose to conquer and win? Ah, no; hear not, ye givers of life, Know not our cares, our sorrow, our strife, Your faith can never grow dim. We ' ll let them sleep in forgotten graves. We ' ll let them rest in their glory. They must not know that their sons must save The world, the nation, the age-old story Of loyalty, truth, and a lasting peace Of the fight to make wars ever cease To be written in pages of history. JOYCE SHAW. ( " If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep Though poppies blow in Flanders fields. " ) — John McRae. SPRING A gladsome thing Indeed is Spring; A soulful spirit, blithe and gay, The essence of a lovely May. JEAN PORCHINSKY. TREES Trees grow in my garden, Lofty, tall, and straight. They are the playgrounds of the squirrels, And serve as their happy estate. Breezes sway them back and forth And gently to and fro. In the morning when I go out They whisper to me, " Hello! " MARY FOSTER. TIME MARCHES ON Time rushes by with dizzy pace. The zero hour! It ' s one mad race! My number box not done at all! I started it away last Fail I just can ' t find a circle graph. My Lesson Plan? Don ' t make me laugh! Next Thursday I ' ll be on the spot. My Sky Book done? Well, I guess not! My knitting is a perfect fright. Does this darn darning look all right? I ' m in despair, I must confess: My notes in Science are a mess. In Art, my lettering ' s not done. Now where under the shining sun Did I put down my locker key? What Master do we have at three? What day is this? What month? What year r My word! The Spring will soon be here. Exams upon me! Fan my brow, Just now I simply can ' t see how I ' ll ever get my work all done. Oh, well, I ' m not the only one. One thing I know, I ' ll really sing For joy next year. The only thing To worry me will be a score Of book-agents around my door. LAUREL NEWELL. A TREE I saw a tree, the other day, But never paused upon my way To think what majesty was seen Bedecked by leaves of velvet green. I passed that tree, much time had flown, Ungarbed it stood, cold, grey, alone; Yet, as I gazed, it seemed to me Its strength was far more plain to see. MARY FOSTER. Page Thirty-three For the Newest in Fashions . . . For Gifts ... or everyday Family Buying . . . You ' ll Enjoy Shopping at London, Canada To the Graduating Class of the London Normal School we extend our Heartiest Congratulations Mail orders for future School Supplies and Films for develop- ing and printing will receive prompt atention if forwarded to Huffman ' s Drug Store F. J. HuffmatiH, Phm.B. 156 Wortley Rd. London, Can. Phone Met. 1920 " Now, gerls " Mr. Fenwick says " Now, stoodents, I ' m Page Thirty-four Social ActioUie l LITERARY SOCIETY Since October 12, 1945, a series of 16 meetings were held. There was a great variance in activities — from " Truth and Consequences " to presenting a Christmas tree and presents to the children at the Thomas Alway Children ' s Home. Of the activities carried on, some deserve honourable mention. Remembrance Day was observed with a patriotic program. With the aid of Miss Mcllroy, we staged a Christmas pageant to which parents and friends were invited. Form 3 delighted us at our last meeting by enact- ing scenes from " As You Like It. " Special subjects such as Stephen Foster, St. Patrick ' s Day, Charles Dickens, St. Valentine ' s Day, Posture Week, Why I prefer a City or a Rural School, and a debate " Should Canada have a Flag of Her Own and Break from the British Empire, " were used as themes for programmes. Because of the co-operation of the student body, the Literary Society has held a successful term of activities. GORDON GRACEY. THE HALLOWE ' EN DANCE The belief that life was all work here in the Normal School was swiftly shattered by our first real party. In the school music room, amidst hanging jack-o ' -lanterns and jeering witches, we Normalites danced away the weird and mysterious Hallowe ' en night. For the first time we were able to mix with our schoolmates and realize for ourselves that these prospective schoolma ' ams and misters could not be defined as were our predecessors. We found out that these teachers liked to dance, enjoyed an occasional well-placed joke and were defi- nitely not the " Miss McGinty " type. Similarity of purpose drew us together in another way. Everyone was out to have a good time and each one of us helped to give the other a good time. If we did not dance, provision was made in the library for games, and the sandwiches, chocolate cake and coffee alone would have constituted an evening long to be remembered. OLGA SERADOKA. THE CHRISTMAS PARTY Friends and relatives of the Normal School students gathered in the auditorium to witness the presentation of the Christmas pageant — " Why do bells for Christmas ring? Why do little children sing. " In answer to the query of the two Kennedy children the choir, under the direction of Maxine Morgan, began to sing, thus beginning the first of four parts: Christmas in Prophecy, Christmas in Merry England, Christmas in Wartime, and Christmas Yet To Come. A group of girls dressed as angels pantomimed " Silent Night. " Another effective part of the pageant was a group of carollers dressed in costumes of the eighteenth century. The pageant was the original work of Miss Mcllroy. June Lemon was in charge of the com- mittee, and her assistants were Stewart Oakes, Betty McDougall, Jean Charlton and Maxine Morgan. The dance was held in the music room, and many a merry dance was danced before adjourn- ing for refreshments and good-nights. Audrey Roemmele was in charge of the arrangements for the dance, and her assistants aided her in making this party one of the long-to-be-remembered dances of the class. CATHERINE JEFFERSON. Page Thirty-five THE GRADUATION BANQUET AND DANCE April 2nd marked the climax of the social activities with a banquet and dance. After a sumptuous chicken dinner, the toastmaster, Leo Coneybeare, introduced the speakers. Dr. Mark gave an inspiring address, saluting " School Days " and the " Class of ' 46. " Responses were made by Florine McKay, Stewart Oakes and Carl Popkey. Our friends of the Stratford Normal School were represented by Miss Weber and Mr. Neil, the latter giving an address on behalf of the Stratford Normal School. Dr. Bowers stimulated us with his humorous and philosophical address to the Class of ' 46. Musical numbers, carrying out the theme of School Days were contributed by Maxine Morgan and Russell Woods, with Jean Charlton at the piano. Retiring to the music room, we danced to the delightful music of Johnny Downs ' Orchestra Games were provided in the library and punch was served in the hall. We wish to thank all those who contributed to the crowning event of the year. MAXINE MORGAN. MY FIRST SCHOOL I stood at the door and gazed and gazed, A little abashed, a little amazed, And I thought " Can it be I must work here For the ten long months, of a whole school year? " The desks were knotted, and carved, and old; They held a story that ne ' er would be told. The windows were dirty, and small, and cracked; The stove looked as if it had never been blacked. Efficient lighting and blackboards of slate Seemed to have come about thirty years late; For there wasn ' t a sign of them in this room, And the floors seemed sadly in need of a broom. I strode to the front and viewed my domain; I thought for a moment I might go insane. Was I to spend my first teaching year Shuffling around in this atmosphere? At the end of the term I looked round again, Four mojnths of working with both might and main. I knew at a glance it was worth the endeavour; The experience I ' d gained would stay with me forever. RONALD S. MITCHELL. INNOCENCE Little children give to me The light of your transparency, Your guileless art, your loving ways, Like laughing, sparkling, sunlit rays. JEAN PORCHINSKY. MEDITATIONS Today, I wandered all alone, Beside the brook, beneath the hill, On to the woods so overgrown, But quiet now, and very still. And as I travelled by myself, My thoughts were distant, far away; Perhaps I searched for a fairy elf, Or thought of me in some future day. But where my mind was matters not: I felt refreshed, with perfect bliss; I found the strength for which I sought, As if from God was sent a kiss. SHIRLEY PATTERSON. THE LITTLE RIVER Singing as it hurries on, Rippled by the breeze, First in shadows, then it ' s gone, Winding through the trees. Sparkling like unnumbered stars As the sun smiles down, Scorning rivulets, ponds, and bars, Sweeping past each town, ' Til at last this busy stream Feels its goal ahead; Arrives, at length ,as in a dream, And settles in its bed. SHIRLEY PATTERSON. Page Thirty-six THE TRILLIUM Thy leaves, but three, green as the sea, Thy petals purest ivory, In majesty thou standest high, As if you seek to reach the sky. O, emblem of Ontario! Your grace you know, your beauty show. You gently in the breezes nod, As if this grace was sent from God. SHIRLEY PATTERSON. THE TRILLIUM Mother Nature, this Spring as every Spring, was scurrying around with her paint brush. She was preparing all her family before the school children came to inspect and admire them on Saturday morning and afternoon. " Come, little Pussy Willows, " beckoned Mother Nature, as she took out her grey paint box, and she painted their grey dresses on. The Pussy Willows nodded their heads in a thankful gesture to their devoted Mother Nature. Mother Nature looked after all her little children in the same way. Then it was time to call the Trilliums. Mother Nature called them, in her sweet gentle voice and took out her white paint. But as soon as she saw how few Trilliums there were, the white paint got thinner and thinner be- cause Mother Nature ' s tears were falling into it. But she bravely wiped away her tears before the little Trilliums could notice. " Dear Trilliums, " she said very softly, " there are fewer of you this year to paint than last. You few Trilliums have been given a great honour. You are known to all those who come to see you and the many more who never seem to find the time, as the emblem of Ontario. But, dearest children, a spell has been cast over you by a wicked witch who is jealous of your beauty and honour. This spell says that if you are picked you shall never appear again. I fear for you, dearest Trilliums. " But Mother Nature didn ' t need to worry, because that very afternoon a whole group of chil- dren came to the woods with their teacher to pick the welcome flowers. Nay, all the flowers but one! Before this flower they just stopped and thrilled at its beautiful simplicity. They recognized it as our cherished Ontario emblem — the TRILLIUM. SHIRLEY SEITZ, Form IV. Page Thirty-seven ' greyhound avE GREYHOUND gives you COMFORT, ECONOMY, CONVENIENCE — no matter where you go. With greatly im- proved service now available, you can travel practically anywhere in Canada or the United States, in the big, roomy blue and white coaches. See your nearest agent for complete information on trips of any length. London Terminal — YORK and RICHMOND MET. 5100 CHARTER COACHES FOR ALL OCCASIONS GREYHOUND LINES Page Thirty-eight Qk look looK ANITA HILDEBRAND, in teaching the degrees of com- parison, asked: " What are the degrees of ill? " JUNIOR: " 111, dead, buried. " STEWART OAKES asked, during a lesson on the eye: " Give me some habits which will help in preserving eyesight. " " ELSE: " Quit peeking through key holes. " MR. ROBERTS: " Which way do you turn your head when you are sitting in a car on the street? " CONEYBEARE: " Just depends which way she is coming? " B $ £ SHIRLEY TAYLOR, during a composition lesson, wrote on the board, " I ain ' t had no fun for a long time. " She asked: " How can I correct this? " A voice from the rear piped up, " Get a man and learn to dance. " MR. ROBERTS: " How did the circle function in your life since you got up this morning? " MISS FRANKLIN: " I don ' t know; but I ' ve been travelling in circles ever since. " DR. MARK: " Miss Ford, can you give me the three classifications in which men are divided? " MISS FORD: " Rich, poor, and good- looking. " IMAGINATION is something that sits up with a woman when her husband is out late. PSYCHIATRIST, a mental Peeping Tom. VACATION FOLDER, a trip tease. CIVIL SERVICE, something you get in restaurants between wars. HEALTH is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year. HELICOPTER, an egg-beater with am- bition. ETIQUETTE is learning to yawn with your mouth closed. METHODOLOGY — Three titles were handed to me, two of which I know nothing, the other, " How to milk a cow. " Yes, in this day and age we must know the fundamentals — of milking a cow. Here in London I see we get milk by the bottle; where I come from we get it by the bag. The first thing we do is get a cow. These animals have four legs, a tail, horns, and all necessary accessories. If you don ' t know one, ask a farmer. Now we need some utensils, a pail (a cup, if you ' re new at the job), a stool and plenty of enthusi- asm, because if your results are to be seen you ' ll need it. You approach the cow on the left side and put the stool down. This stool should be of three legs, not too high nor too low, just right. If the tail is in the way or keeps moving about, tie it to the cow ' s leg. As you sit down, be on the lookout for mishaps — anything can happen and usually does. Now, when you have the pail in the right position you are ready for work. But in this new Atomic Age, all mechanized machinery is used, so such heavy work is not necessary. LORNA BOOKER. HOWLERS FROM EXAM PAPERS Now- Ut t Stt.-wl.tK qr « h y A) T " -» W«v 3 k D ' qmj +■« fids Rural life is found mostly in the country. To stop blood from flowing from a wound in the leg, wrap the leg around the body above the heart. A skeleton is a man or person without meat or skin. The spinal column is a bunch of bones. The head sits on the top and you sit on the bottom. Faith is the quality which enables us to believe what we know to be untrue. Manoeuvre is what they put on grass. We have manoeuvre on our lawn. A monologue is a conversation between two people such as a husband and wife. Gorilla warfare means when the sides are up to monkey tricks. Atonomy is the study of heavenly bodies. " The Lark Soars on Dewy Wing " means that the lark was going so hard and so fast and flapping his wings so hard that he broke out in prespiration. The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana. The climate is hottest next to the Creator. The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. A circle is a line of no depth running around a dot forever. Respiration is a handy thing to know how to do, especially if you live far from a doctor. MISS MEHETIBIAL SPIDUNK There ' s but one important feature Of this philosophic bunk — Will they never make a teacher Of Mehetibial Spidunk? For she keeps the room at eighty (Lest the children get a chill), Then she closes every window And cements it to the sill. And what finery she ' s dressed in Every Monday (when she goes), Every Friday finds her restin ' , At the movin ' pitcher shows. There ' s a fancy book collection, At such a fancy price, It ' s the Bobbsey-Twin selection, But the agent was so nice. Why a day-book is unheard of, " Such a bother, " she demurs, As she teaches to her pupils What Grandma taught to hers. Yet she always gets the morons, And the demons and the mules, Then she rages and she asks us Why they aren ' t in other schools. But she weeds them out at Easter, So that none of them will flunk. Will they never make a teacher Of Mehetibial Spidunk? ANNE GALL. " What is the difference between caution and cowardice? " asked JEAN BENNER. JOHNNY (who observed things care- fully for so youthful a person) said: " Cau- tion is when you ' re afraid and cowardice is when the other fellow ' s afraid. " MISS CARLE: " Why do your answers happen to be right? " JOE: " My Dad went out of town on business. " PHYLLIS HAZZARD: " My, this dance floor is certainly slippery. " LOUIS FLANNIGAN: " It isn ' t the dance floor; I just shined my shoes. " " JOHNNY, why did you wash your face with such smelly soap? " " I want Mom to be sure that I washed it so I won ' t have to do it over again. " tb Windsor! MISS A. SMITH: " Give me an example of a collective noun. " HERBERT: " Garbage-can. " MR. MacKINNON: " Name three states in which water may exist. " SUSIE: " New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. " MISS CONOVER: " What would you do in the case of a bleeding wound in the head? " M. WILLISON: " I would put a tourniquet around his neck. " sfc + ♦ MR. ROBERTS wishing to borrow some hectograph ma- terial from the mathematics teacher at Stratford, sent a note via MR. CONEYBEARE. That night the bus had added an extra piece of furniture, a chair. Mr. Roberts, quite mystified, asked Leo the next day when he saw a Stratford Normalite come for the chair, " What did you say when you presented the note? " " I didn ' t say anything; the teacher told me to take that chair! " DR. HOFFERD: " What kind of a noun is ' trousers ' ? " MISS McCONNEL: " An uncommon noun because it is singular at the top and plural at the bottom. " It was stated in a health lesson that a person ' s cold was not contagious after he has had it thirty-six hours. Wherewith MR. BRUETTE raised an obj ection: " One gal I went out with had a cold for a week and I caught it. " " Well, " returned MISS CONOVER, " that depends on the closeness of contact. " MISS RHEA, wishing to test the general knowledge of her class, laid a 50c piece on her desk and asked: " Can anyone tell me what this is? " A small boy in the first row leaned for- ward, examined the coin, and promptly an- swered " Tails. " DR. HOFFERD: " What is being done to conserve the forests of U.S.A. " MISS LEMON: " The government is mak- ing the trees waterproof and fireproof. " COMPLIMENTS OF McCormick ' s Limited Manufacturers of Fine Biscuits and Confectionery LONDON — CANADA Page Forty-one 40 Ouncei Mealtlt On ubance MILK is a satisfying, nourishing, refreshing drink anytime. ... Be sure to drink at least 2 glasses every day. . . . Keeps you fit. dfluru pnodUicts " ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR " THEY ' RE HERE! The New 1946 Tennis Shoes FEATURING No-Mark Brown Rubber Soles Cork Insulated Insoles Cushioned - Comfort Insoles Reinforcing for Extra Wear Canada ' s Better Makes Many Styles to choose from ABOVE Ladies ' white Tennis Ox- ford, cork insulat- .. Q _ ed, No-mark soles y l. " - LEFT Men ' s Tennis or Badmin- ton Shoe. Heaviest duck, reinforced. - - Pair (Oxfords— Men ' s $2.95 Women ' s $2.75) Shop at Either Store Downtown or East London cn a n ima motcmjdCJML REIMBLE.FOOTWEAR X-Ray Shoe Fitting — Of course! Page Forty-two The Darragh Studios Extend their congratulations to the graduating class of 1946. 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Accommodation in residences for men and women — Organized games, excursions, picnics, dances, etc. Write for new illustrated Extension Calendar to Director of Extension, McMaster University Phone: Hamilton, 3-1112 WORK and PLAY at McMASTER SUMMER SCHOOL Send for FREE COPY of " TEACHING ONTARIO " Lists Reference Books © Textbooks 6 Handbooks for COURSES OF STUDY IN ONTARIO PRIMARY and SECONDARY SCHOOLS published by C. COLE and COMPANY LIMITED Booksellers, operating THE BOOK MARKET AND BOOK EXCHANGE 726 Yonge ( 1 Block south of Bloor) 370 Bloor W.(l Block west of Spadina) Canada ' s Educational Eookbouses Educational Equipment and Supplies School Desks and Other Furniture Blackboards and Accessories Maps, Globes and Charts Handicraft and Art Supplies Miscellaneous Classroom Supplies — ★— The GEO. M. HENDRY Co. LIMITED 270-274 King Street West Toronto 1 Ontario Page Eorty-fonr During the course of a lecture, MR. McEACHERN asked the rather sleepy-eyed GRACE WILCOX, " In what circum- stances does the fourth act of ' As You Like It ' begin? " MISS WILCOX returned: " It commences immediately after the third act. " DR. MARK: " What is your idea of civilization? " MISS McKAY: " I think it is a very good idea and some- body ought to start it. " MISS CONOVER: " Why wear clothes? " MISS BOYES: " I don ' t know, but they are all the rage this year. " MISS TURANSKY: " You know, I really feel sorry for the fleas. " CATHERINE WOOD: " Why, Emily? " EMILY: " Well, a flea knows that no matter how well he brings up his family, eventually they will go to the dogs. " A very small boy, dejectedly, first day at school: " Ain ' t goin ' tomorra, " he sputtered. " And why not? " asked his mother. " Well, I can ' t read, I can ' t write, and they won ' t let me talk, so what ' s the use. " MR. ROBERTS: " What would you do if you had a case of pediculosis? " MISS PETERSON: " I ' d scratch. " LANDLADY: " I won ' t charge you for breakfast, seeing you don ' t eat any. " HAROLD SWEETMAN: " That ' s good; I couldn ' t sleep, either. " Sft !|C GORDON GRACEY, teaching in his school last week about electricity, asked: " What makes a street light turn red? " JOHNNY: " You ' d turn red too if you had to change in the middle of the street. " A sixth grade English class was rehearsing its own radio program. One child acting as announcer asked for the imitation of a cat, and then a dog, and so on until he came to Tommy, a quiet shy youngster. " Let ' s hear your imitation of a wolf. " Gravely Tommy gave a low, meaningful whistle. Pdge Forty-fire Page Forty-six Page Forty-seven AUTOGRAPHS Page Forty-eight

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