Milwaukee Downer College - Cumtux Yearbook (Milwaukee, WI)
- Class of 1911
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MMERSMITN KNURAVINU CD., MILWAUKEIS
WILLIHN WEBB WIUHT
WILLIAM WARD WIGHT
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PRESIDENT ELLEN C. SABIN
Classification of New Students .... Tuesday, Sept. I4
First Semester began .
First Quarter closed .
Thanksgiving Recess .
Christmas Vacation began
Work resumed . .
First Semester ended .
Second Semester began
Easter Recess began .
Work resumed . .
Third Quarter ended .
Memorial Day . . .
. IO a. m. Wednesday, Sept. I5
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Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25, 26
3:I5 p. m. Wesnesday, Dec. 22
3:15 p. m.
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. Wednesday, jan. 5,
. Tuesday, Feb. I,
. Wednesday, Feb. 2
. Tuesday, Feb. 22,
Wednesday, March 23,
Wednesday, March 30,
. Tuesday, April I2
. Monday, May 30,
Wednesday, June I 5
Board of Trustees
WILLIAM W. WIGHT, Presidenrt
HIRAM FERRIS, Vice-President
GEORGE L. GRAVES, Secretary
HAMLIN L. CHAPMAN, Treasurer
CHARLES H. ANSON .
JOHN ESCH ....
FREDERICK T. GORTON .
ROBERT CAMP ....
HENRY A. MINER . .
WALTER S. PADDOCK .
CLEMENT E. WARNER .
MISS ALICE G. CHAPMAN . . .
DE WITT DAVIS .......
MISS HELEN CHENEY KIMBERLY .
FREDERICK W. SIVYER ....
JUDSON TITSWORTH .
MRS. MARY G. UPHAM .
AUGUST H. VOGEL ....
CHARLES H. EGGLESTON . .
OTIS W. JOHNSON .....
. La Crosse
. Fox Lake
. . Racine
THOMAS S. JOHNSON ..... - Beaver Dam
WILLIAM WOODS PLANKINGTON
MRS. MARY E. JEWELL SAWYER
CHARLES H. PALMER .....
WHEELER A. TRACY ....
MRS. FRANCES M. WINKLER .
ROBERT C. DENISON ....
NELSON P. HULST ....
JOHN W. P. LOMBARD .
H. A. LUEDKE ........
Miss ELLEN C. SABIN .....
MRS. GERTRUDE H. G. VAN DYKE
MISS ELLEN C. SABIN, A. M., Univ. of Wisconsin,
MISS EMMA M. COWLES, B. A., PH. B. Elmira College,
Univ. of Chicago,
Professor of Mathematics. Head of McLaren Hall.
Mlss MARIE WOLLPERT.
Professor of German.
'FMISS FELICITAS MINNA HABERSTICH, M. A. Coates Col.
Professor of French.
Miss MARY E. WILDER.
Professor -of Vocal Expression.
AQMISS P. BROWN, B. A., Wellesley College,
Professor of English.
MISS MAY L. COOK, B. A., Leland Stanford University,
Assistant Professor of French.
MISS EMILY P. GROOM, Art Institute of Chicago: Boston Art
Museum: Frank Brangwyn, London,
Professor of Art and History of Art.
MISS WINIFRED TITUS, B. S., M. S., Univ. of Wisconsin,
Professor of Chemistry.
MISS ALICE E. BELCHER, B. A. Mt. Holyoke, A. M., Radcliffe
Professor of Psychology and Economics.
Mlss LENA B. TOMSON. B. A., A. M., Oberlin.
Professor of Latin.
MISS WINIFRED E. HALE, Ph. B., Univ. of Wisconsiin,
History and English.
MISS GWENDOLIN B. WILLIS, B. A., Univ. of Chicago.
Ph. D. Bryn Mawr.
Professor of Greek: Greek and Latin.
Miss SARAH L. FERRIS, M. A.. Radcliffe,
'5AlJsent on Leave. .
MISS ELMA M. HANSON, Graduate Pratt lnstiltute,
Director Home Economics.
MISS GERTRUDE E. CONANT, Graduate Home Economics
Department, Milwaukee-Downer College,
MISS ANNA M. BERGER.
MISS ELIZABETH DICKERSON, Boston Normal School of
Director of Physical Training.
MISS AMELIA C. FORD, B. A. Radcliffe, M. A., Ph. D.,
Univ. of Wisconsin,
Professor of History.
MISS SABENA M. HERFURTH, B. A., M. A., Univ. of Wisconsin
MISS HELEN SHERMAN, B. S. in Ph., M. A., Univ. of Wisconsin
Botany and Physiology.
MISS MARIAN L. SHOREY, Ph. B., M. A., Brown Univ.,
Ph. D. Univ. of Chicago,
Professor of Biology. Head of Johnston Hall.
MISS JEAN E. TAINSH, B. A., Milwaukee-Downer College,
MISS NELLIE B. CROOKS, B. S., Columbia University,
Director of Domestic Arts.
MISS POLLY GOLDSWORTHY, Graduate Domestic Arts
' Department, Milwaukee-Downer,
Assistant in Domestic Arts.
MISS RUTH JOHNSTIN, B. A., Pennsylvania College for
Women: Bryn Mawr: Univ. of Missouri.
MISS MACY D. RODMAN, B. A., Univ. of Chicago,
English. ' Head of Holton Hall.
MISS KATHERINE A. KENNEDY, Univ. of Boston,
Certificate from Alliance francaise, Paris,
Instructor of French.
MISS C. GERTUDE SEYMOUR, B. A., A. M., Univ. of Chicago,
MISS NORMA STARK, B. L., University of Wisconsin
MISS IRENE WOODMAN. B. A., Carleton College,
MISS FLORENCE E. WEISSERT, B. L., Universiuty of Wisconsin
Faculty of Music
MR. EMIL LIEBLING.
MISS CLAUDIA MCPHEETERS.
Professor of Pianoforte and Principal of Dept.
MISS PERRY E. WILLIAMS, B. S. Univ. of Wisconsin,
Professor of Harmony, History of Music, ancl Pipe Organ.
MR. RALPH ROWLAND.
Miss EOLIA CARPENTER,
MISS M. RICHARDS.
Miss HELEN MACARTHUR,
Miss HESTER ADAMS,
Treasurer-MR. l-l. L. CHAPMAN.
Registrar-MISS MARY L. LANGERS.
Bookkeeper-MISS LUCY l. LEE.
Matron Holton Hall--MRS. MARY STAHL.
Matron McLaren l-lall-MRS. E. M. SMITH.
Trained Nurse-MISS PEARL PEARCE.
Superintendent of Buildings and Grouncls-MR.
JOHN W. YOUNG
Commencement Exercises 1909
11- 4:00 p.
11- 8:00 p.
12- 4:00 p.
12- 8:00 p.
l3- 7:30 p.
l4-- 3:00 p.
I4- 8:00 p.
15- 4:00 p.
15- 8:00 p.
16- 2:30 p.
Graduating Recital of Music De-
Reunion and Luncheon of Milwau-
Graduating exercises of Department
of Home Economics.
Address by Mr. Maurice Le Bos-
quet. "EducaJtion for Life."
Baccalaureate Sermon by Rev. Paul
Jenkins, at Immanuel Church.
Exhibit of Studio and of Home
Senior Class Day Exercises.
Graduating Exercises of the Semin-
Address: "The Vision Splendid,"
by Rev. Florence Buck of Kenosha.
Alumnae Luncheon and College
Business Meeting of Alumnae Asso-
ELEANOR W. SUCKOW
Thesis: "The Roman as an Exile."
Pres. of Class, 'l0: Consumers' League
GERTRUDE VAN DYKE
Thesis: "The Social Teaching of Dickens."
Vice-Pres. of Class, 'l0: French Club:
Biology Club, '09-'IOQ Athletic Asso.
Vice-Pres., '09g Executive Board of Stu-
clnet Government Asso., 'l0: Glee Club.
l JOHANNA KLINGHOLZ
Secretary and Treasurer
Thesis: "The Effect of Nutrient Solutions,
Principally Sodiun Chloude, upon the
Structure and Growth of the Pea."
Pres. of German Club, '08-'09: Bus. Mgr.
of Cumtux, '09, Pres. of Biological Club,
'l0: Pres. of Athletic Association, 'l0:
Secretary-Treasurer of Class, 'l0.
BERENICE MAUDE HAWKINS
Thesis: "Visible Impress of Historical Per-
sonages and Events on the Works of
Dramatic Club, '07-'08: French Club, '09-
'10, Sec.-Treas. of French Club, 'I0:
Sec.-Treas. of Class, '09, Vice-Pres. of
Student Government Asociation, 'l0:
Pres. of McLaren Hall House Committee,
'l0: Y. W. C. A. Board, 'lO.
Thesis: "The Trade School as an Econom-
ic and Sociological Factor in Education."
Pres. of Class, '08: German Club, '08-'09,
Biological Club, '09-'l0g Glee Club,
President of Student Government Asso-
Thesis: "The History of Banking in the U.
S. up to the Civil War."
Kodak Board, '07-'08-'09-'l0: Manager of
Kodak Board, '09g Sec.-Treas. of Class,
'08, German Club, '09g French Club,
'l0: Sec.-Treas. Consumers' League, '08.
U MARELIE SCHIRMER
Thesis: "The Problem Play in German
Dramatic Club: French Club: M. D. C.
Chapter of Equal Suffrage League.
Thesis: "Certain Sociological Aspects of the
Modern American Novel."
Y. W. C. A. Board, '09: Y. W. C. A.
President, 'I0: Cumtux 'Board, '08,
Editor-in-Chief of Cumtux, '09, Sec.-
Treas. of Consumers' League, 'O9g Vice-
Presid-ent of Woman's Inter-Collegiate
Literary Union of Wis., 'l0g German
JUNIOR SNAP SHOTS
La Crosse, Wis.
Secretary and Treasurer
Pierre, South Dak.
Fox Lake, Wis.
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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La Crosse, Wis.
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Oh! Im a Sophomore.
And why do I sit thus worn and perplexed,
With my mind far away from the subject at
Instead of the things that it wants, it is vexed
With questions of "sufferage"-usupplyand
When I sit here and think that those Fresh-
men may find
Our precious, old Hat, before it is time,
Can KClO3 and things of that kind
Keep my brain down to earth when it wishes
To the height of the scores and the vict'ries
we ve won
In regatta and basketball, bowling, and base-
lt's a well nigh impossible thing to be done
When my dearly loved class doth insistently
For I'm a Sophomore,-of l9l2!
Can You Imagine?
"Peggy" Frear-ever going to gym?
Grace Gunderson-a Chemistry shark?
Margaret Lindenschmidt-on time for her Hrst period class?
Grace Pruger-wearing a smile?
"Dewey" Meikle-keeping peace down the alley?
Mildred l-losler-not looking on the bright side?
Rena Sachs-not knowing how much there is in the treasury?
"Mag" Crawford-packing a full-sized trunk?
"Stern Farrand-a peroxide blonde?
"Vern" Pierce-without "Marg"?
"Marg" Morgan-without "Vern?"
Eva Ferguson-leading a Sufferagette meelting?
"Spacky" Spackman-without a letter from Madison?"
Faith Ellen Smith--in trouble for cutting church?
Ann Cakoon-with a scientific looking chemistry apparatus?
"Patty" Beaver--without her giggle?
Katherine Breck-with a broken tongue?
Thea Luhmen-belonging to the Anti-rat Society?
Hazel Hawley-with a frown?
"Fat" Friday-the living skeleton in a Dime Museum?
Hilda Raetzmann-Hunking anything?
Lucia Stiemke-without a box from home?
Helen Chambers-agreeing with Ruth Baker?
Laura Sltern-agreeing with Ruth Baker?
"Bake" Baker-agreeing with anybody?
Marjorie Eastman-without a crusn?
Franc-es Home-without Eva Ferguson?
"Stoppy" Stoppenbach-the Mother Superior of a convent?
"Hat" Haney-doing the Gaiety down the hall during Silent l-lour?
Ann Kjellgien--taking one subject?
Florence Sayle-not blufling?
"Dade" Brown-up in time for breakfast?
The Sophomore Cumtux Committee-witty?
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Some of our Parodies
I. Tune: Theres is Something Nice Abou! You.
Oh, the Seniors think us infants:
And the juniors just the same,
The Sophomores scoff and haze us,
just 'cause Freshman is our name.
But we won't be always verdant,
No, we won't be always greeng
Yet we're very glad to say,
That we'll always, always stay,
The Class-Nineteen, Thirteen.
Tune: "I Don'I Wanl to Marry Your
Our class of bright, young Freshmen,
l'm sure you'll all agree
I'm sure you'll all agree,
Were ne're surprised in knowledge,
Now will you please remember
just keep this in your mind
That we, the Freshman Class.
The Hat are going to find.
Tune: "Big Night To-Nighlf'
It looks to us like a hne class this year,
We'll find the Hat, never you fear,
So Sophomores beware! Or we'll give
you a scare
For we sure have a fine class, this year.
Tune: "Over on the fcrscy Side."
I9-l3, finest class in M. D. C.
The rest of this we'd hate to tell,
But we would rther be in-Troy
Than not to be a Freshman. Freshman,
Than to be a Freshman, Freshman, Freshman,
Freshman girl, at M. D. C.
Tune: "I'll Dream of a Slveel Co-cd."
Oh, Freshman Class, in M. D. C.,
To you we'll loyal be!
Oh! Seniors love,
And Sophomores tears:
Oh, juniors, most endeared
All through four years
Of smiles, and tears,
We'll dream of this Freshman year.
Popular Pieces and Songs
With Modern Interpretations
Sweet Bunch Of Daisies -. . .
Thursday Is Our Jonah Day . .
Alice, Where Art Thou Growing .
Whose Little Girl Are You . . .
In Old New York ....
Won't You Be My Teddy B. . .
The Spring Song ......
Thy Mind Is Like The Mountain Steep
For She Has Beautiful Eyes . . .
Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? . .
Not Because Your Hair Is Curly .
Far From Home ......
Merrily We'll Row Along .
I Hate To Work On Monday .
The Girl Of The Golden West . .
A Wee Bonnie Lassie ....
Mia Great Big Bruder Sylvest .
Sweet Marie .....
There Is No Place Like Home . .
I'm Afraid To Be Alone . . .
You're A Dear Old World After All
I Can't Do That Sum ....
Es War Ein Traum .....
I Was Lonesome, Oh, So Lonesome
It Looked Good To Me ....
I Don't Want A Million Dollars
Cuddle Up A Little Closer . .
It's The Pretty Things You Say ' .
What's The Use? .....
.I-0-N-E-S-Lots Of Them I Guess .
My 'Lesa Won't Let Me . . .
Class of l9I 3
T hefxdora Briggs
Mae Belle Brook
Smile, Smile, Keep On A-Smiling .
In Gay Paree ......
Her Eyes Are Blue For Yale .
The Delicaltessen Corps . .
La Grace ......
Fluffy Rullles ......
Take Me Out To A Ball Game . .
Kathleen, Movourneen . . .
Gertrude Dream Waltze ....
I just Can't Make My Eyes Behave
The Little Girl In Blue ....
I'm Afraid To Go Home In The Dark
Love Me And The World Is Mine .
The Yellow and Blue ....
There Is Something Nice About You
Lawn Tennis Gavotte . .
One Sweet Little Girl .
Don'lt You Tell . .
I'm Scared ....
Oh! Gee! Poor Me! .
Don't Call Me Gertie Love
Sleepy Lou ......
Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! .
He Loves My Dreamy Eyes .
Rings On My Fingers . .
Lu, Lu. How I Love My Lu
The Day Dawn Polka . .
Follow The Rainbow Trai! .
Smarty, Smarty, Smarty . .
Welch National Song .
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Our President. Ethel Mansfield,
ls a girl of great renown.
For she always comes to class-meetings
Although she lives in town.
Auntie Peck is another one,
Of our bright and noble crew,
If you will kindly speak to her
She'll be an aunt to you.
The younger Corning, Miss Corinne,
ls known to talk a lot.
But does she talk in Drama class,
Why, no, certainly not.
Then Mildred Corning as we know.
Can sing just like a lark.
Shh-, I hear her practicing now,
Be quiet,-listen.-hark! ! l l
Helen Fish was on the house committee
Over in Johnston Hall,
And while she held that office,
The marks in showers did fall.
Marjorie Smith is a very nice girl,
But the rumor met my ears,
That she is very spoony,
And yet quite young in years.
Marie Mirlack went to Wayland,
So the records show,
But why she left young men, for girls
We should just like to know.
S P E C l A L S
Two loving room-mates of lVlcl..aren,
Next fall upon my viewg
So Marjorie McLean and Edna Schorer,
I'll introduce to you.
They certainly are different,
Different! I should say.
For Edna 'rises 'fore the bell,
While Marjorie in bed doth stay.
But there comes another one,
l-ler name is Esther Youle.
I pause and say this to myself,
Don't tell tales out of school.
Cf l-lelen Spence with long blon
And intellectual frown,
l know this one thing only,
She lives, down in the town.
Alma Upmeyer, also lives,
Way down in the city,
So I really can't say anything
About her in this ditty.
Our artist, Florence Anderson,
Herein displays her skill,
For all our pictures she has drawn,
Of course, against their will.
My name is Vera Nolan,
l wrote this dreadful rhyme,
Don't scold me just at present,
Wait till some future time.
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LOUISE PFEIL ELEANOR KNOWLES WINIFRED HOOPER
By Emil Liebling
No one so alive as a dead heat.
The teacher discusses-the pupil cusses.
Practice in haste-repent at leisure.
Work hard-rest easy.
ON USING THE PEDAL:
Use it continually, but not continuously.
When in doubt-don't.
Do not mistake it for a hassock.
The pedal is a good servant. but a poor master.
Ilt is easier to tell what is music, than what music is.
So few composers have something to say--the rest have to say some-
Discords are misplaced chords.
Better a candid than a candied opinion.
Giving lessons is one thing-teaching another.
Always tell the truth to pupils: if they are sensible, it does some good:
if not, it does no harm.
Anxious inquirer: "Will it pay to study music?"
Cynic: "Madam, it will pay somebody."
A happy country: "where the pianists cease from troubling and the
critics are at rest."
First the composer scores his work and then the critic scores the com-
It is a long distance from the head to the fingers.
There are more composers of notes, than of note,
More rank pianists, than pianists of rank.
Many think they are called to do great things, but alas! it proves to
be a false alarm.
The best things are learned, not taught.
We cannot all be concertmasters, somebody has to play second fiddle.
Do not mistake slowness for thoroughness.
Some pupils are poor starters, but good stayers.
Feed your audience, but do not stuff them.
Some mold public opinion, others mould it.
Welcome the coming-speed the parting pupil.
Do -not wait for lthe latchkey to success-get a jimmy.
The critic is necessary, yet superfluous.
It is not sufficient to keep the irons in the fire, you must also keep the
Better have nerve, than nerves.
The practice of today is the making of tomorrow.
You invite failure by anticipating it.
You can practice too much, but never enough.
When we are young we are apt to be very exacting a-ncl hard
to please, but we finally learn to be satisfied with very little. The theme
of life is furnished us, the variations are our own, a higher power writes the
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Essay: "Micro-organisms found in Water.
"It is a misfortune for a girl of her disposi- ,
tion to have been born with red hair."
Crew, '09: Biology Club, 'O9g Secretary
JENNIE ROWNTREE . . President
NILLA HOARD . . Vice-President
PAULINE CARTER . Secretary and Treasurer
KATHERINE LOUISE BALLARD
Oak Park, Ill.
Essay: "Dietary Value of Food."
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful coun-
Basketball, 'O9: Crew, 'O9: Baseball, '09.
ALICE LOUISE ELLISON
Eau Claire, Wis.
Essay: "The Change in the Manner of Liv-
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mg as shown by Dress.
"Her heart is not in her work, it is somewhere
and Treasurer, ' I 0.
EDNA FRANCES FLIPSE
Essay: "Preservation of Feed."
"Much ado about
Biology Club. '09.
NILLA BLANCHE HOARD
Essay: "Scientists and 'the Food Problem."
"If more people had a similar nature, the
world would be better than it is."
Kodak Board, '09-'l0: Class President,
'lgg Assistant Business Manager of Kodak,
MARY ESTELLE HANCHETTE
Essay: "The History of Silk."
"There may be music in the air,
But it dicln'It c-ome from Stellef'
Secretary-Treasurer Biology Club, '09.
FLORENCE MARJORIE HOLMES
Essay: "Linen:-Ancient and Mediaeval.
"Spoken for, but not taken."
RUTH GAIL HAMILTON
Two Rivers, Wis.
Essay: "Oriental Rugs."
"My artistic abilities are only exceeded by
my good looks."
Biology Club, '09,
BETSEY GLADYS HOLMES
Essay: "Woma4n's Share in Primitive In
"Her frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are--to some
MARTHA BERNADINE JOCHEM
Essay: The Education of a Girl
Thus if small things we may with great
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Essay: "History of Bacteriology,"
EUNICE MAY JOHNSON
Essay: "Food Requirements."
" ',Iimmy,' I iclolize you."
Class President, '09.
"She does not disturb things that are quiet. .
MIRIAM GERTRUDLL MALONE
Essay: "Public Water Supply."
"I beg your pardon, I guess I got a little bit
MARIE ELIZABETH MCC-EEHAN
Essay: "Bread and Leavening Materials."
"I'll speak in a monstrous little voice."
,IENNIE IRENE ROWNTREE
Essay: Domestic Sciencerlqraining Schools."
Long of statue, but short of speech."
Class President, '09-'IOQ Crew, '09: Base-
ball, '09: Basketball, '09: Biology Club, '09.
CARMEN CROLL SIEKER
Essay: "Cliff Dwellersf'
"If diligence is a virtue, then surely she is
"A bright look, a strong front,
But woefully modest."
F 4 INA MAE SPARKS
' - Huron, S. Dak.
i Essay: "Campaign for Pure Milk Supplyf
"Hang sorrow, care will kill a cat, and there
fore let's be merry."
MATILDA LUCILE WILLARD
"What word is there that can describe her
Cumtux Board, 'I0g Biology Club, '09. 1 ' s-
FREDELIA JANE WHITEHEAD
St. Joseph, Mich.
Essay: "The Consumer's League."
"Hush! Hush!! Tread more softly."
retary and Treasurer McLaren Hall, '09-'lO:
EMMA LOUISE ZEISLER
La Crosse, Wis.
Essay: "Food and Diet for the Sick and
"Why art thou so silent?"
Basketball, '09: Crew, '09,
Essay: "Electricity in the Household." l
President Consumer's League, '09-'l0g Sec-
junior Home Economics
BELLE HOLTHOFF ..... President
BEss BANNON . . . Vice-President
LUCIE HOLMES . . . Secretary and Treasurer
"Do you think she will ask me that?" . Maud Lees
"I have got to study." .
"I told you sol!" .
. . . . Frances Seely
. . . Arline Lotz
"Don't forget basketball practice." . Bess Bannon
"I only got 99!" .
. . . Margaret Jones
"Have you paid your dues?" . . Lucie l-lolmes
"I just forgot!" .
"This is my rabbit!"
"I must cut for a luncheon."
. . Martha Brindley
. . . . Laura Craig
. . . . Dorothea Dutcher
"Don't you hate this stuff?" Un biology? Margaret l-lolfeltz
"Aren't Madison men just great?" . . Myrtle Mitby
"I am going Ito change my room." . . Grace Bocrner
"I never heard of that service plate." . Elizabeth l-lallisey
DID YOU EVER SEE
Florence Poston .
Helen Sedgwick .
Lenore Hewit . .
Hazel Lindstedt .
Jeanette Le Prevost
Louise Hoover .
Adeline Degner .
Bertha Welch . .
Lillian Witbley .
Gladys Penn . .
Gertrude Mass .
. . . . . . . . . With a rat?
. . . . Without the giggles?
. . . . Without Bertha Welch?
. . Without her spherical pompadour?
. . . . . . . . On time?
. When she wasn't johnny on the spot?
. . . . . Without French heels?
. . . . . . . . i Study?
. Perfect lemon pie?
Without crimpy hair?
. . . . . . . Without the letter?
. . . . . . . . Without a mop?.
. When she wasn't pushing to the front?
When she wasn'twashingtowels aftercooking
DID YOU EVER HEAR
l-lazel Baker . .
Margaret Broun .
Elsie Sutton .
I-na F' axon . .
. . . . . . Without her rubber heels?
. . Without an excuse for going home?
. . . . ln vocal expression?
. . . Ask numerous questions?
. ...... Jolly?
German fiddler . . . .
Youngest . . .
Professional ripper . .
Dignilied Prexy . .
Ermanie Von Ostranud
. .Azuba lVlcCarlthy
. Gretchen Bauer
. Martha Bain
Executive board . . .
Intellectual joy .... .
Vocal expression specialist . .
Dramatic star .... .
Chemistry shark . . . .
"End man" ........
Precise little maid ......
Alice Hammond Theodate Davis Elizabeth I-lallisey
Marion Mace Elsie Sutton Louise Hoes er
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fTo the Tune of Absinthe Frappej
Then here's a cheer
To our class so dear,
To our Junior Home Economics.
We are sure line cooks,
And we have good looks,
And we don't faint at rabbits and books.
Oh! the hours we waste,
And the fun, we taste,
Will be with us in memory.
For we'er glad we met,
And we'll ne'er forget
Our colors of purple and gold.
Words by Brindley and Van Ostrand
' THE EVULUTIDN DF THE FRYING'PAN '
FOURTH YEAR CLASS
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A is for Allen who sings with a zesut.
B is for Brown who always thinks Best.
Also for Bouer, Bartlett, and Boorse,
Who come to dear Downer for better or worse.
C sta-nds for Camp and Cunningham too.
E is for Eschweiler, our treasurer true.
F stands for Fannie whose last names is Jones.
,I is for Jackson who's just skin and bones. UD
K is for Klode and Kinnie the two
Who always tell us the things that we knew.
M is for Murphy who elocutes.
P is for Pierce and Paddock, the mutes.
R is for Rahr. the Rawsons and Rice,
Who in their way, are all very nice
S is for Spencer, Siclenberg, Shark,
Each of whom :tries to be a big shark.
T stands for Taber, the one who does labor.
V are the Vons. Syberg, and Deuzer,
Each is renowned as a very good snoozer
Z is for Zwetow who's nickname is Bee.
And this is the end of the poem you see.
-B. Z. and R
THE FOURTH YEAR STUNT AT TI-IE. FAIR
Oh! did you see the stunt at the fair?
Dolls of all nations were gathered there,
Arab and Dutch doll, ,lap and Swiss,
French and Spanish not amiss.
A dancing doll did stunts so grand
To please strangers from every land.
Santa Claus, with his beard of snow,
Displayed the wonders of the show.
Bo Peep and Buster Brown were there,
And dear old Tige with festive air.
In Mary's garden flowers grew,
Roses and poppies and butter cups too.
Molther Goose by the chimney sat
With a Christmas tree and a big black cat.
Spinning all the live long day
Sat Priscilla in her gown of gray.
Near her sat a colored mammy
And in her arms, a little Sammy.
The Singing Doll shared her applause
With the Yellow Kid and Santa Claus.
The Baby Doll, with Howing locks,
Gurgled and smiled at the Jack-in-'the-Box.
Across the hall a gypsy old
For a small sum your fortune told.
Near year another stunt there 'll be,
As good as ours? Well,-wait and see.
B. and C. R
Our Class Talents
I am sure that you could never find a class of more varied talents
than this class of l9l0. It rises to meet every occasion with the ability
and grace of a body of professionals. No one can out shine us in the
literary line. Our essays are masterpieces--fjust ask our teachersj. They
are eagerly soughtby the foremost publishers. In science, we have made
many interesting experiments, discoveries have been made and Mr.
Edison himself is glad of a chance to consult us. We also have some
wonderful musical prodigies in this class. Our singing soothes the tempests
and the strains from our instruments charm the beasts, as those from
Orpheu's lyre. Ancl dancing-well you ought to have come to our
"prom." Surely the grace of Serpsichore has inspired us and we are rivals
of Isaclora Duncan and Maud Allen. This class, however, is not at all
boastful of th-ese talents and is as modest and mild as one could wish.
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Out in the garden the roses,
Are hanging their heavy heads:
The fragrance of mignonette rises
From lovely dew-washed beds.
But fairer than all the roses
And sweeter than mignonette,
ls a beautiful human garden
By life's dusty highway set.
They bloom like modest violrts,
They grow like lilies white,
The lovely girlish blossoms,
ln the garden of my delight.
Whether by mansion or cottage
Their dainty presence spring,
'Tis courage, and hope, and beauty
To the weary world they bring.
May all the sunshine find them.
fBe the prayer of each who reads,
May they Hll the great world garden
With the fragrance of loving deeds.
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Second Year Class
BART1-1or.F, ADELAIDE-"Please wait a minute!"
BEAN, ANTOINETTE-"No ,potatoes please."
BROWN, ELEANORE-"Are you game?"
CAVANEY, JEAN-"Are we late?"
COBB, JANET--"I will be in the reading-room."
CRANEY, MAE-"Will you play basketball tonight?"
DAv1s. LOELA-.OMY dear!"
DAv1s, PEARL--"O Mercy!"
DYER, l'lESTER-UO, cut it out!"
GETHER, BERENICE--"Coming to the game tonight?"
GRAF, ANITA-"Holy jove!"
GUTENKUNST, FRIEDA-ul won't wait, if you c!on't hurry."
ILSLEY, MARY-"Oh, dear!"
KECK, KATHRYN-"I ean't."
KLETZSCH, LOUISE-"Open the windows: the air is awful!"
LEEDS, ELIZABETH-"Have you paid your dues?"
LUICK, MARGUERITE-"Late to German as usual."
MAcG1LL1s, KATHERINE-"Yours until the bench breaks."
MANGASARIAN, CHRISTINE-"And I throught I'd die."
MOREHOUSE, LILIAS--"Let's see!"
NEWALD, GERTRUDE-"O my dear, listen!"
NUNNEMACHER, ANITA-"Please tell me how to punctuate
RUSSELL, LAURA--"Don't study so hard."
Snlxwokrr-1, EDITH-"I-Ialla, halla to dasch!"
STOLZ, ANITA-'40, how perfectly grand!"
THIERMAN, NELLIE--"My dear: it's simply awful."
VILLMOW, ERNA-UI am going 'to the library after seventh period."
WATKINS. DoRoTHY-"O piff!"
WELLAUER, ANNA-"I'll never get my car."
WESCHLER, FLORENCE--UO say not so, it cannot! was!"
First Year Class
ELIZABETH SCHROEDER . . President
ELIZABETH BECKLER . V iee-President
LOUISE SCHNEIDER . Treasurer
MARGARET CAMPBELL . . Secretary
MISS HALE . . . Class Oflcer
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A pocket full of rye,
Examinations coming, and we all begin to cry:
Examinations over, and we all begin to sing,
Isn't that a dreadful lot? Too bad for anything!
Though we are only First Years,
Our ambitions are so high,
That like the tower of Babel
They reach up to the sky.
We struggle 'gainst ith-e bad "and so' is
Miss Hale has patience much.
We often think the teachers sigh,
To have fto deal with such.
We do 'not like "Hic, haec, and hoc,"
The outlines are our foes,
Examinations make us groan,
We've many other woes.
But still our path is brightened
By a hopeful gleam of light,
That we shall be great wonders
In the Future, near and bright.
O, sing a song of First Years,
A pocket full of rye,
Examinations coming, and we all begin to cryg
Examinations over, and we all begin to sing:
Isn't that a dreadful lot? Too bad for anything!
-KATHERINE JAMES, Sem.. 'I 3
LORAINE HASKINS . . . President
FLONDA Boori-i Vice-President
Eunice Tnowisr-:iw . Secretary
Isftaiai. PHiLLiPs . Treasurer
Namely a Seminary Special Tour
"Thom sen for Edwards Foster father and tell him to join us.
This latter, who is a Dillman by trade, jumped into Phillipps new Stearns
where were seated Philipp the Miller, with his daughter Allis, and Howard
the Butscher. They started in the Gray of the morning when all was in
Bloom. As they were descending a Hill, Philipp lost control of the Kletsch
and the occupants were thrown in the Reed.
The result ofthe ride was sad. "Howard Has kin in the nearby town
so let us Berry him in a Thum there before we return to our Booth in
the Butscher Shop," said the sad hearted Philipp.
There was'n't a Tainsh of the disaster left after the Fu cilc ones took
some of Winslow's soothing Syrup and thus ended the tour.
-LILLIAN VAN BLARCOM.
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MRS. CHAs BABCOCK . ' . . President
AQMRS. A. H. VEDDER First Vice-President
MRS. E.. H. MARTIN . Second Vice-President
MRS. ADOLPI-I HERDEGEN Third V ice-President
MISS GRACE SERCOMB . . Recording Secretary
MRs. R. A. WILLIAMS . . Corresponding Secretary
MIss ELIZABETH BURDICK . . Treasurer
MISS CLARA W. RICH . Permanent Secretary
Number of graduates of Milwaukee College ..... .... 2 33
Number of graduates of Downer College .......... . . . 85
Number of graduates of Milwaukee-Downer College. . . . . . . 71
I TOTAL ............... ..... ..... .... 3 8 9
At the mid-winter meeting held in Alumnae Hall, Saturday, january
twenty-ninth, plans were laid for the purpose of raising the remaining SIO,
000 necessary to complete the S200,000 endowment fund. This is the
only requirement now lacking, in order that Milwaukee-Downer may
receive recognition as a college by the Carnegie Foundation for the Ad-
vancement of Teaching, and the Association hopes to meet this requirement
before the separation of the college and seminary takes place in the fall.
A boulder, presented by the class of '96, has been brought from Fox
Lake and placed in "Hawthorne Den."
Miss Louise Kispert, '07, and Mr. Lynn Henry Smith, were married
June l, l909.
The engagement of Miss Hester Adams, '07, to Mr. Earl Niesen is
Miss Melitta Klingholz, '03, is teaching at Clinton, Wisconsin
Miss Jessie Jewilt, '04, is teaching at Woodstock, Illinois.
Miss Ruby Koenig, '08, is studying Agriculture at the University of
Miss Myrtle Bishop, '06, and Mr. Paul Hammersmith, were married
June 30, l909.
Miss Jennie Cleland, '05, is teaching at Janesville, Wisconsin
Miss Corinne Kraus, '05, is teaching at Marshfield, Wisconsin
Miss Bertha Hiinn, '05, is teaching at Fennimore, Wisconsin.
Miss Josephine Whipple, music department, '03, is studying music in
Miss Selma Stern, '09, is teaching History and German in lthe High
School in Detroit, Minn.
i Miss Carrie Gage, '09, is teaching near Marseilles, Ill.
Miss Elma Barker, '09, is teaching at Genoa Junction, Wis.
Miss Ethel Magic, '09, is studying music at Milwaukee-Downer
. Miss Lucy French, '09, is studying at Tyndall, South Dakolta.
Miss Inez Strohm, '09, is teaching in the North Division High
Miss Edith Burr, '07, and Mr. Winfred L. Rothman, were married
July 28, l909.
After a brief illness at her home, Mrs. Hannah R. Vedder, Mil-
waukee College, 57, passed away from the earth, March 4, l9l0.
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EMMAGENE HAYWARD .... President
OLGA SCI-IUETTE . . Secretary and Treasurer
RUTH HYDE . McLaren Hall Representative
HAZEL HAWLEY . fohnston Hall Representative
GERTRUDE VAN DYKE . City Student Representative
,ELLA WOOD . . . . President
RUTH HYDE . V ice-President
ANNIE CAHOON . . . Secretary
VERLE SELLS .... Treasurer
HAZEL HAWLEY i Chairman of Intercollegiate Com.
MAUDE HAWKINS . Chairman of Social Com.
MABEL BEAVER . Chairman of Missions Com.
MARGARET DAVISON Chairman of Devotional Com.
MADELINE PERRY . Chairman of Bible Com.
MARION DAVIS . Chairman of Music Com.
Social Service Club
MARY BROWN . . . . President
ELSIE JACKSON V ice-President
ALICE CHARLTON . Secretary
RUTH ALLEN . Treasurer
College Equal Sulfrage League
ELIZABETH TIMME .... President
MARGARET DAVISON . . V iee-President
OLGA SCHUETTE . Secretary and Treasurer
OFFICERS, '09 and 'l0.
SYLVIA MANN . . . . . President
MRS. C. A. A. MCGEE . First Vice-President
MRS. CHARLES VILAS . Second Vice-President
MRS. MAX THIERMANN . Third Vice-President
GERDA WINNER . Fourth Vice-President
IRENE MANNIGOLD . . . Recording Secretary
MARY BEYER . . . Corresponding Secretary
MRS. PAUL HAMMERSMITH . . . Treasurer
JOHANNA KLINGHOLZ .... President
HARRIET REYNOLDS . . . V iee-President
MARIE FACKT . Secrelarp and Treasurer
FREDELIA WHITEHEAD .... President
MAR JoR1E EASTMAN . Secretary and Treasurer
Miss KENNEDY . . .
HAWKINS . .
Gertrude Van Dyke
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COLLEGE KODAK BOARD
BOARD OF EDITORS
Margaret Davison, 'I I . . . Editor-in Chief
Harriet Haney, 'IZ . . Assistant Editor
Frieda Miller, 'll . . . Business Manager
Nilla Hoard. H. E., 'IO . Assistant Business Manager
Mrs. C. A. A. McGee, 'O5 . . Alumnae Editor
Martha Rahr, 'IO
Lucia Stone, 'II
Helen Stoppenbach, 'I Z
Katherine Breck. 'IZ
Esther Farrand, 'IZ Anna Jerrard, 'I 3
Margaret Frear, 'I Z
Louise Ticknor, 'I 3
Dorothy Cunningham, 'I O .... Chairman
Ruth Tabor, 'IO
Margaret Bauer, 'IO
Ruth Murphy, 'IO
Ruth Lindsay, 'II
Janet Cobb, 'IZ
Janet Camp, 'IO
Harriet Paddock, 'IO
Constance Rice, 'IO
Wanda Best, 'IO
Louise Kletzsch, 'IZ
Kathryn James, 'I3
Ruth Arnold, 'IZ
Agnes Carpenter, 'II
SEMINARY KODAK BOARD
' Lillian Grant
V Gladys McCain
Margaret F rear
Lulu Shultz -
Ethel Gray Agvnes Carpenter
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HAZEL HAWLEY' . Secretary and Treasurer
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Loraine Hasl-:in Gertrude Van Dyke
Katherine Sanderson Eleanor Suclcow
Helen Chubbuck Helen Fish
Ethel Magie Lona Parker
Emmagene Hayward Beatrice Zwetow
Bessie Tainsh Marion Davis
Ralph Rowland, Director
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MARGARET F REAR . . Secretary and Treasurer
College DEPARTMENTS Seminary
Eleanor Suckow .... ......... T ennis ..... . . Lucile Bartlett
Annie Cahoon ..... ...... R owing ..... .
Esther Farrand .... . . .Basketball . . . .... Ruth Lillman
Lucia Stone ..... .... B owling . . . .... Ruth Charlton
Coxswain ...... Emily Elmore
Stroke ..... Johanna Klingholz
- Martha Rahr Gertrude Van Dyke
Emmagene Hayward Eleanor Suckow
Ruth Battis Lena Stebbins
, SOPHOMORE CREW
Coxswain .... ' . . Belle Fleck
Stroke ....... Lois Suttle
Lucia Stone Linda Holley
Mertie Postel Ethel Clark
Coxswain ..... Helen Chambers
Stroke ...... An-nie Cahoon
Catherine Mailer Avrina Pugh
Portia Howe Mabel Beaver
HOME ECONOMICS CREW
Coxswain ...... Ruth Briggs
Stroke ..... Anna May French
Fredelia Whitehead Martha Jochem
Jennie Rowntree - Pauline Carter
Field Meet, May 1909
Shot Put . . Emily Elmore, 23 ft. IO in.
Broad jump . Emmeline Inbush, l l ft. 8 in.
High Jump . . . Emmeline lnbush. 3 ft. I0 in.
Hop, Skip and ,lump . Emmeline lnbush, 26 ft. 3 in.
40 Yard Dash . . . Ruth Van Cot
75 Yard Dash ...... Ruth Van Cot
Hurdles ....... Lillian Rembsburg
Total number of points: College ll7: Seminary 201.
The Silver Loving Cup was awarded to the College.
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Juniors vs. Freshmen.
Sophomores vs. Home Economics.
Result: Sophomores and Freshmen won.
Freshmen vs. Sophomores.
Result: Freshmen won the Cup.
October l 909-
Champion of College-El-eanor Suckow.
Champion of Seminary-Ruth Allen.
Champion of College and Seminary-Ruth Allen.
March l8, and April 8, l9l0.
Virginia Anderton Lucia Stone
Pearl Davis Helen Fish
Lillian Fucik Sibyl Holmes
Champion of Seminary . ' .
Champion of Seminary and College . Sibyl Holmes, l32
December IO, l909-
Sophomores vs. College I. Score: I7-20.
Seminary vs. College II. Score: I4-6.
January I3, l9lO-
Freshmen vs. Sophomores. Score: I4-35.
Seminary Specials vs. ll. and III. years. Score: 29--7.
February I7, I9I0-
,Iuniors vs. junior Home Economics. Score: I2-l0.
March 3, l9l0-
Sophomores vs. Juniors. Score: 27-I6.
March 9, l9lU--
Sophomoreslvs. Junior Home Economics. Score: 22-9.
Seminary Specials vs. II. and Ill. years. Score: 6--9.
March l9, l9l0-
Juniors vs. Freshmen. Score: 25-29.
Seminary Specials vs. II. ancl lll. years. Score: 5-6.
April 4, l9lO--
Freshmen vs. Sophomores. Score: 27-29.
Result: Champions of the College--Sophomores.
Champions of the Seminary-II. ancl III. years.
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College vs. Seminary. Score: I3-l l.
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September I7--Y. W. C. A. Reception to the New Girls.
October I-I-lat Banquet.
October I5-junior-Freshman Matinee Dance.
October 29-Seminary Masquerade.
November 6-Johnston Hall Informal.
November I2-McLaren Hall Informal.
December 4-Missionary Fair.
January I5-"Home Economics" Informal.
February 5-Sophomore Dinner for Seniors.
February I2--Freshman Informal.
February I4-Matinee Dance given by Johnston Hall to McLaren
February 25-Freshman-junior Mother Goose Party.
March I2-McLaren Hall Informal.
April 2-McLaren Hall Presents "Julius Caesar
April 22-Freshman-Sophomore Matinee Dance.
May 6-Freshmen-Uppermen Banquert.
May 7-Fourth Year Promenade.
May I3-College Promenade.
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Having dragged the box out from its dim corner, the girl with a
smutch of black on one cheek, and a cobweb over one ear, perched herself
on the edge, and loolfed at its dusty contents. "Gracious, what a lot of old
books and papers," she exclaimed. "Wonder what they all are." She
delved into the box.
A minute later, her fellow-Freshman, who was at the far end of the
attic, investigating a four-inch bottle to see if it contained the Hat, heard a
call. "Oh, Kit, come here! l've found a whole pile of old papers, dated
way back in 1909 .and 1910. Ten years ago, just think! Let's read
some." By this time Kit had reached the box. She continued, "This
one loolfs interesting. 1t's called 'One Night at the Planlfintonf 1'll read
"Milwaukee!" After many hours of travel on the return trip, at the
close of the Christmas vacation, this announcement was joyfully CU
received by all the Milwaukee-Downer girls aboard that belated train.
We alighted and ploughed our way through many a deep snowdrift to
the baggage office, where we were greeted by the strange remark, "Go to
the Plankintoin Hotel!" Go to the Plankingtonl We looked at each
other in blank amazement. What had happened? I-lad the college
burned? Our wonder was suddenly checked when we were :told that, on
account of theblizzard, the cars could not ruin out to Downer. A night
at th-e Plankington would be quite a curiosity, so about fifty of us took
the car for the hortel. Some had extra money for hotel bills, some had notg
some had a sufficiency of baggage, some had none. But to the Plankington
we went, and into the lobby we all walked- such a sight! Many of the
other girls were already there: it seemed as if the whole school had been
"Any rooms left?" "Yes," but the clerk neglected to mention the
fact that there were just fifteen rooms for fifty girls! Three bell boys
endeavored to carry all the suit cases at once. By hanging a half a dozen
on each arm, and carrying several in each hand, they succeeded perfectly in
taking all of us to our rooms at once.
Although it was -near midnight, no one wasted the opportunity of
having some fun, the details of which will be omitted.
an as -is as is
At last we retired, only to have our 'slumbers disturbed by a horrible
rumbling and rattling noise. We listened, The fearful noise gradually
became more and more distinct. We strained every nerve. At last-it
penetrated the recesses of our half conscious minds, awakening in' us
memories of Holton Hall,-it was the Radiator! Again we slept peace-
fully. Suddenly the clang of bells resounded. The fire-gong! From
force of habit we arose, closed the windows and transom, turned on the
light, and were about to rush madly down the hall,-when the gong
sounded again, and we realized that it came from without. The fire, which
was directly across ,the street from our rooms, was soon extinguished. As
dawn approached, we retired for the third time, earnestly hoping nothing
more would happen to disturb our slumbers. '
The next morning, as we were absolutely sure that the cars would not
run out to College before noon, we breakfasted and then slowly ploughed
our way out to the college.
During the following week, small slips appeared on the Bulletin
Board, which read, "Please pay your Hotel Bill."
"Well, I wonder who paid the bills. Those girls must have had a
lol of fun. Here's something called 'M. D. C. As Viewed From Belowz' "
"Where did you come from?" said one little particle of dust to 'the
new comer as it entered the vacuum cleaner with haughty sweep.
"Where did I come from!!! Where have you been all this while?
I've nestled in a corner of the rug near Miss Sabin's desk this long time.
just missed being caught a dozen times after you left, but I hung on tight
every time I saw that hose coming my way. How did all of you get in
here without your admit slips anyway? O yes,-." But before he had
time to say more, there arose a general clamor in the cleaner. Each
lilttle dust particle was yelling wildly, to be heard above the din created by
every other one. I
"What is it all about?"
"O, tell us too!"
"Who said what?"
Then what happened?"
Silence! Be quiet! Don't yell like that: speak in an ordinary tone
of voice! There, that's better! What was that you were saying? Do
all students have to go to the office every day?"
"Well, you would have thought so if you had had to dodge being
stepped on every hve minutes. Whait do they go for? How should I
know? Maybe,-" "Maybe,-Lots of satisfaction in that! Hm!" inter-
rupted a plump speck, "guess I've been in Miss Conant's room. Music?
if you're polite you'll call it that! Heard everything, alsolutely everything
from scales upon scales to Beethoven, ragtime, and Wagner."
"That will dol Don't tell us all you know about music at present!
Haven't I had the best time of all under the precious table in Johnston
Hall? It was great: rather mysterious at first though, when I heard such
sonorous voices each Friday night and couldn't imagine to whom they be-
longed. Now where do you think they came from? The girls didn't have
bad colds at all. No, that isn't right. Guess again! No they hadnft
been yelling at class games either! Vocal expression? No, not a bit of
it. That's right! Good! You guessed it! Those deep voices belonged
to men, real live men. When I discovered that, I sat bolt upright on a
long bristle, and by stretching my neck, saw Ruth Hamilton, and Nilla
Hoard, making strenuous efforts to act their best. No, that wasn't all!
There was a whole row of real live men on the window-seat too! And
then each time,-."
"Wie had just as good a time watching the girls in our hall," issued
from two particles, who claimed to have lived in McLaren Hall, "and we'd
be willing to wager that nothing can surpass their after-dinner vaudeville
performance. We've nearly split our sides laughing at Stoppy. O, and
we've heard the best whistling!"
"I-low can you express yourselves thus in my presence? Nothing can
surpass your vaudeville performances! Why, I've spent the last few weeks
in a Holton Hall rug, and been -nearly crushed to death dozens of times
by trustees and other dignitaries, who were being entertained there. If I
should tell all I've,"--was heard from a decidedly conceited speck.
"And I have the wildest experience to--."
"Hush, hush!" this from the sentinel at the entrance, "I see the
janitor approaching to roll us away, and probably dump us."
"That's all of that one. I don't believe those dust particles would
have lain around lilfe that if they'd had the system of compressed air clean-
ing that we have now. Here's something about 'The Simple Life' "
"Agnes," said my room-mate one evening, "you heard Miss Ormond
say to-day that 'fresh air was the best preventative for colds,' didn't you?
Well, to-night, we'r-e going to reform and sleep with both windows open
wide. We'll lead 'The Simple l..ife.' "
"But, Margaret," I remonstrated, "the simple life may be all right
on an ordinary night, but surely not when it's eighteen below zero. Do be
' Pooh, what are eighteen measly little degrees below zero," re-
sponded Margaret, "when one considers what the fresh air means?"
"Well, I give you my warning. As soon as It gets too cold. I'm
going to Mildred's room and sleep with her, rules or no rules."
With 'these words, I proceeded to prepare for the night. Soon we
were both ready for bed and without a,single word, Margaret opened both
windows. Whiff! down blew some papers on the desk and it was with
a vain attempt to steel my heart, that I saw poor Peggy stoop in the cold
wind to pick them up.
"Peggy, dear," I called, "please close those windows. I'm so cold."
"I don't care if you are," responded the now half-frozen girl. "I'm
going to sleep this way." And with that she crawled into bed.
I lay silently for a few moments, and then, slipping on my kimona and
slippers, noiselessly went to Mildred's room.
Two weeks later, when Margaret came out of the Infirmary, we
heard the account of the rest of that night.
"After you left, Agnes," she said, I slipped over and took your bed-
covers, for it was rather cold. I lay awake a long time, but soon I be-
gan 'to think my feet and arms were icicles. Then the North Pole and an
iceberg began waltzing to the tune of "On a Winter's Night," and soon
all the chairs turned to polar bears. I couldn't imagine what it all meant,
for at that moment the snowballs, which were jumping around the room,
began to juggle themselves on my forehead. I didn't mind that much until
a pair of skates joined them. At that I screamed, for it hurt dreadfully.
I awoke to find the nurse at my bedside asking what was the matter. It
didn't take her long to hnd out, nor has it been very pleasant these last two
weeks, trying to recover from the effects of 'The Simple l..ife.' "
"Signed, By One Who Knows. Wonder if they ever tried it again.
They must have had delicate constitutions,-we have our windows open
every night. O, this one sounds exciting!-it's called 'A Romance of the
Rear Campusl' "
One morning in early spring, the sun peeped in alt my window in a
most friendly and inviting manner: the breeze, gently whispering sweet mes-
sages from the enchanting world of nature, lured me forth to enjoy the
morning not yet fully grown into day.
As I slipped along, inhaling the fragrant air, each blade of grass
greeted me with a glistening dewdrop, a-nd the birds in the distance called
sweet notes of welcome. The perfect beauty, the perfect harmony, and the
perfect peace and repose fascinalted my restless mind, and calmed it as no
physician's prescription had succeeded in doing.
But this proved to be on-e of the least of my pleasures. I passed as
one in a dream to my accustomed haunt among the deep purple violets that
fringe the pond. All the tiny dwelllers of this ideal spot were already wide
awake, and nodding briskly under their dewdrops. My attention was
attracted by one particularly large and deeply colored violet, who had ad-
vanced perilously near the brink of the pond, in an attempt to see his re-
flection in the mirrorlike surface. Presently, Iheard whispers about
me, and strained my nerves to catch the drift of the conversation.
Tomy surprise and delight, I learned that my violet was on this delightful
day to be a bridegroom. This then accounted for his careful
toilet! Vain little flower. My interest, now thoroughly aroused, bade me
stay and learn more of the events'of "Violet Town." The groom soon
went fonth to the abode of his bride, already robed and waiting, and
adorned with tiny ,glistening jewels. Everything in readiness, the bridal
party advanced to the altar, in the shade of a budding thomapple tree.
Here the simple ceremony was performed by a stately blade of grass, the
music was furnished by a melodious meadow-lark.
I-low I longed to stay and look on at the wedding breakfast, which
followed, but my conscience brought me to a realization of the fact :that
I had been a rude intruder, and in order to escape censure, I hastily
just as I was about lto leave, I spied the home of my two violets,
which was loca-ted in a different section of this floral community: it nestled
oosily on the island under the protecting shade of a huge violet leaf, in
close proximity to the altar.
"That's a lovely one! Doesn't it sound just like violet-time? 1 wish
spring would hurry up and come. Here's a paper that has no heading.
1'll read it anylvayz'
"They h.ad the good old class spirit back in those days too, didn't
they? Here's another 'Simple Lifez' "
' "When I was home at Easter time, a young friend of mine, who by
the way is planning on attending this college next year, said that she
thought int would be an ideal place to lead the simple life."
"She did, did she? What's her conception of a simple life anyhow?
Arise at 6:30, I supposeg breakfast at 7, inhale a little oxygen, work till
3:15, exercise a trifle, nap awhile, indulge in dinner, listen to a strain
or two of music, prepare for 'the next day's recitations and retire! Well,
that's a model day all right, but models don't endure the stress of circum-
stances here. What did you tell her anyhow?"
"O, I said that we had a lout of attractions and duties, that weren't
printed in the catalogue. By the time I concluded, she began to realize
that we weren't the kind thait picked out an atom of atmosphere and raved
"Well hardly: nor do we have the artistic eye that will ca-refully
adjust one modest violet in a huge vase, and call it exquisite."
"O, no, decided-ly not! I gave her a fair sample of a most com-
monplace week just before vacationg how we had every minu-te planned for,
for weeks ahead of time: and how dreadfully inconvenient it was to have
some unexpected interruptions upset all one's plans. Do you know, last
Monday I worked steadily till 3:!5, and then took a walk, getting back
just in time for a lecture? After that I guess I did nothing more, did I?"
"Of course, you did! You played basketball after dinner, don't you
"O, yes! Did that Tuesday too, even though I simply had to go
down town, and be back in time for a four o'clock reception. And right
after dinner we approved men for the informal! Did you ever do that?"
"No, is it dreadful, or do you acquire a great deal of inside infor-
"You get enough of that, but that doesn't count, for everyone else
knows it too. Well, we sent our invitations for the dance too!"
"Do you expect anyone to read them?" '
"H-orrofrs, don't suggest that! But let me tell you about the rest of
the week, which was occupied with a social session of the Kodak, a Cum-
rtux meeting, dinner down town with father, basketball game, and another
lecture on Friday. Pretty fair sample, isn't it?"
"Yes, but dion't begin to enumerate the one hundred and one things
that you left for Saturday, because the rest of the week was too busy to
hind room for them, and how really glad you were to have Sunday, a day
o rest." A
"Well, I like it, and it's good for me, even if I do wish occasionally
that recitations would cease just long enough to give me a chance 'to
"That must have conveyed a pretty good idea of things as th-ey are to
our prospective student."
"It surely did! Instead of coming here to rest, she decided to come
here to wake up. The necessary stimulants won't be lacking either. That
reminds me that in four minutes I'm due at a Junior affair. See you
later! " '
Hm! Sounds faintly familiar. That's about the hind of a "Simple
Life" we lead, only with a bigger question mark.
And the papers were thrust back into the box, and the two girls sped
from the attic.
'It was the beginning of the second half and the score was I2-l2.
The whistle blew, and the two teams ran out into the gymnasium. Green
hung from the balcony on one side, and from the other, yellow. As the
teams 'took their places, there came the l-2-3-4! 3-2-l-4! 2-4! 2-4! Who
are we- for! juniors!" But first and last was the "U-Rah-Rah! !9l2!"
of the Sophomores.
' The ball was tossed up, fumbled in the center,-then passed straight
down through Sophomore hands into' the basket! The cheers from the
yellow were deafening! But in a few minutes the Juniors had made a
basket, too! Then for awhile neither side gained. The ball went up and
down the field, now stopped by the centers, now thrown fultility at the bas-
ket, now rescued by the guards. There was splendid work on both sides,
-both were playing their best. Then the goals began in again,-the juniors
would make one,-the Sophomores two,- and the Juniors one, again.
And so it went until there were just a few minutes of time left, and
the score was 20-20. There was no sound from the balcony,-the specta-
tors watched in breathless silence. Someone pulled out a watch, which acted
as a signal for everyone to do likewise,-the silence was intensified as
they realized that there was one minute more before time would be up.
The ball was being fumbled now. The play lagged,-the girls seemed
to move, oh, so slowly! They were all tired, worn-out. Then something
seemed to bring new life,-the game was on again. The timekeeper was
looking at her watch. The ball was passing back and forth, up and down
the field, batted here and there in swift throws and catches. Neither side
held it,-then suddenly, it passed straight down from one end of the field
to the other, into the ha-nds of a forward. She poised it a second, then
threw,- the ball rose cl-ear in the air and down through the heart of the
basket,-then "Time" was called! The balcony went wild! The score
was 22-20, in favor-.'
"Oh, dear, the last of this sheet is torn off! How exciting!"
"Oh, Kit! did you hear that! The dinner-bell! Ana! look at us!
We'll probably get dressed in time for dessert."
The hours of 'night were fleeting fast,
As through Macl..aren Hall she passed,
Ars up and down the stairs she came,
This stranger, with a stranger name
Her steps were slow, her booted feet
Re-echoed as she went the beat
Three passages, and basement dark.
But who is she? I'll tell you hark!
In days of yore, she fixed our clothes
Which helped us much. But then arose
This vital question bright it shone,
And now, into what has she grown?
NIGHT-WATCHMAN ESS !
"Risk not a fire," the powers said.
"Be safe, not sorry--alive or dead.
We must have watching while we rest."
So this new scheme was put to test.
No man there was. who wished to be
Night-watchman, here at M. D. C.
And so the task to woman fell,
No-r could man clo it half so well
I NIGHT-WATCHMAN ESS !
Three times, at midnight, two, and four,
She passes by each student's door.
If she should see a burglar's gun
I wonder would she faint or run?
At break of clay, the third time round,
This watcher heard a stantliing sound
Of "FIRE," and rushing to the scene,
She woke a student from her dream.
At last she finished going through
McLaren, Holton, Johnston too.
No fires, no burglars, just the same,
I think she is a very game
Then, in the morning, cold and gray,
Tired, but satisfied, she lay.
"I've done my duty, as you see.
' It's really 'not half bad to be
H NIGHT-WATCHMAN ESS l
"Dear little girl:-
Busy morning. Can write only a line. Your lette-r appertaining to
possible success in basketball just received. Am very glad there is a chance
of your making the team. Am beginning to feel at last that you are getting
over your one-sided, exclusively mental development. You know how dis-
appointed I was that your brother was so much of a grind and I feared
that you would be like him. Win your M and I'll be much more proud of
you tha-n if you win that S in History you are always talking about.
Fine weather. Am feeling better.
"Oh, dear! If that isn't just like him. But I can't complain be-
cause I knew I'd get just lthat kind of an answer. This business of being
athletic against your will is a bit depressing at times."
"What's wrong, Vir? Didn't your father appreciate the puff your
Cumtux thing got?" This from a corner of the bed, where Virginia's room-
mate was busy with several fat letters.
"'Appreciate it? Never even mentioned it. I'm going to hang up a
motto over the door. 'Get that basketball M.' That's all he wants or
Helen looked after her thoughtfully for a moment as she went out to
her next class. "And yet she adores a man who ca-n't appreciate her any
more than that."
Late that afternoon, Helen came in from her walk, to find Virginia
curled up on the bed, still i-n her gym suit. 'Her cheeks were flushed: her
eyes were shining: she was all one n-ervous, joyous heap of excitement.
Helen looked at her i-n amazemen-t. What could have shaken her so far
out of her usual quiet serenity?
"Why Vir,-what has happened? You look as if Miss Sabin might
have given you a scholarship to the University of Heidelberg or Copen-
hagen or something."
"Scholarship! Study go hang!-Goodness what am I saying? I
musn't begin using slang. Father doesn't approve of athletic girls who are
masculine and horrid."
"lVlasculine! Slang! You!" Helen dropped into a chair and gazed
at her roommate in dumb astonishment.
"My dear,-I am going to make the team and get my M. Miss
Dickerson said so. Isn't it wonderful? You see I hadn't any hope of
ever playing better than Betty. I k-now that I do good steady playing, but
she is-, well you've seen her in a game. But she has been having too
many good times lately and has let her work slide. Miss Dickerson says
she can't possibly work her standings up high enough to be entitled to an
M unless she passes her exams awfully well. For once it has paid to be a
grind, and not one of these all round, popular people who get everything,
and leave out in the cold, some poor stupid mortals who are trying to please
a dear of a father, who can be mighty unreasonable at times."
At the unusual tinge of bitterness in Virginia's voice, Helen looked
at her keenly for a moment, then went over and put her arm across her
shoulder with a sympathetic touch of the sweet camaradiere which always
existed between them.
"I'm mighty glad, Virginia," she said quietly. "You deserve it.
Better get dressed now or you'll be late for dinner. Be back after a bit."
Presently Virginia got up slowly and began changing her clothes.
Somehow Helen's quiet caress had calmed her and brought her out of an
excited -nervous state of mind very unusual with her. She began to think
over what had happened in a more quiet and reasonable way.
, "How I must have amazed Helen," she thought with an amused
smile. "But even she doesn't know how much this means to me because
she doesn't know father. If only he could be satisfied with what I can do
well without forcing me to win his approval with what I don't care any-
thing about. At least I have won it.-at last!" And a grim little line
of determination appeared around her mouth. Almost at once a wistful
expression followed it. "If only it weren't at the expense of someone else.
Betty is a dear, if she can do everything and I'm envious of her. And she
plays much better, especially in a game. The team will lose by it, I'm
afraid. Well,-if I couldn't win out by better playing, I've won anyway,
and I don't care how, as long as it was fair." Again the hard little look
appeared, just a bit unnatural and out of place on Virginia's sweet, sensi-
tive face. '
"Goodness,-there's the bell.-and my hair isn't even combed."
A few eveni-ngs later, as Virginia was on her way to the library, she
passed a group of girls talking together very earnestly. They lowered their
voices as she approached, and alrthough she merely noticed that one of them
was her roommate and another the college basketball manager. she had the
slightly, uncomfortable impression from their manner that she was fthe sub-
ject of conversation. One or two puzzling snatches of the talk reached her
as she turned the corner, but she let -them slip from her mind as utterly un-
important. She heard Helen say, "I tell you, Esther, it's unfair to both
of them. Vir can't help thinking Betty contemptible and-."
That night when they were getting ready for bed, Helen suddenly
blurted out, "Say Vir, you have always advocated the idea of the in-
dividual sacrificed for the common good, haven't you?"
"Yes. Why? What put that into your head?"
"Nothing Ready to have me turn the light off? Good-night."
And after a short silence, "You have also said that I always understood
you better than anyone else, haven't you?"
"Why Helen, what has come over you? Why do you say such
The next day, when Betty with all her joyous, breezy charm of
manner had come tumbling into their room, had a talk with Virginia and
skipped merrily out again, ut.erly unconscious of what she left behind,
Virginia understood and was glad thalt there was Helen and their friend-
Ul-lello, Virginia! Busy? May I see you for a minute?"
"Certainly," with a smile, "look as long and hard as you please."
"Now don't criticise my English. Yes, do,--that's just what I
wanted to talk with you about. You must know-do I dare tmuss up
those pillows? They look so neat." Virginia turned away from her desk
and faced her caller with a hurt little smile. Why did her pillows, her
table, her own self, everything about her, always seem to invite anything ex-
cept being Hmussed up?" Why did the girls always romp on I-lelen's bed
and not on hers?"
"Certainly, you may sit on all of them if you like. They are for
' "Well," Betty continued, "you must know what a horrid mess I'm
in about exams. I can't possibly get through unless I'm literally hauled
through, unless someone simply crams the stuff into me. I can learn fast
you know,-but I haven't a decent note on anything and I don't know
how to go at things. I'm not a bit logical,-worse luck! I really don't
care much for myself, because I'm not coming back, but Esther wants me
on the college basketball team for the cup game. Goodness knows, I
d0n't mind nolt making it, for I won two Ms last year and I've almost al-
ways played in the basketball games, but they think they need a fast center
to play against that tall Seminary child-I forget her name-so I suppose
it's up to me to scrape through my exams. Now the point is, will you help
-My stars! I completely forgot that you are my sub. Virginia, forgive
a flash and kneeling with her scarlet face buried i-n Virginia's lap.. Vir-
ginia had passed from wonder at Betty's unexpected beginning to the old
state of silent hurt, way inside. What more could she expect? How
could she have supposed, even for a moment, that she counted for anything
except Es and Ss in History and English, and such tthings?
"Never mind, Betty. I dont, I'm sure. I quite realize how much
better a game you play than I. Please d-on't feel so dreadfully penitent.
You said I could help some way. What did you mean?"
"Oh, Virginia, I can't ask you now. You see I thought, if I
thought at all,-that you didn't care much for basketball, or whether you
got Ms and things like that,-and that may be you-I,-no, I can't. It
would be too awfully cheeky."
"What is it Betty? Tell me please. If it is something that will help
in any way to win back the cup for the college, I want to know."
"Well, I,-will you help me cram and get through the exams? You
are the only girl I know in school who can do it. There it's out,-and
I'm horribly ashamed of myself."
Virginia looked at her in a startled way for a moment, then pulling
herself from Betty's arms, she got up and went to the window and stood
staring out across the campus for another moment, a good long one this
time. Finally she turned back with a quick smile and impulsively held out
"I,-yes, I know I can do it and I will Betty. Can you come over
Thursday evening after Y. W. and work on History?"
"Yes indeed. Virginia, you are a dear. There's the bell, I must
go. Good-bye, and thank you so much."
"Remember,-your end of the compact will be to win that game.
Good-bye." Then as the door slammed on Betty's flyaway exit, "And I
never can make father understand,--even if I wanted to try. Oh, dear,
-I wish Helen would come. I,-I want somebody-." The rest was
smothered in a pillow as Virginia tumbled in a heap on the bed.
-H. H. H., 'I2.
Once upon a midnight dreary, sat Poe's Raven weak and weary,
While he nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping
As of someone gently rapping, seeking en-trance at the door.
"Never!" was the word he muttered, and he would not ope' the door
For he knew what sought admittance, from experience of yore.
Quoth the Raven, "Never more."
Almost every midnight dreary, brought this raven still more weary,
Yet another parody, and a worse one than before:
For the poems had little meaning, each in truth was such a bore,
And I could not help agreeing, sympathizing with this being,
Comprehending quite completely what this common bird of yore
Meant in croalcing, "Nevermore."
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Having been told that one of the results of a liberal education is the
ability to know a good man when you see one, the Cumtux Board asked
'the Seniors to describe their "ideal man," and received the following re-
I have been trying to decide this question for myself all year. ' At
first my thoughts turned toward the West: but "absence makes the heart
grow weary," and I am beginning to think that my "ideal man" is a poet
-one who has beautiful ideas aboult friendship and love.
Berenice Maude Haukins.
I have often thought about my "ideal man" so can answer your ques-
tion at once. I am not particular about his age or looks: but I want some-
one to love and cuddle me.
Ella Lucile Wood.
Since coming to college, I have been so busy getting ideal men for
other girls that I have not given much thought to my own ideas on the sub-
ject-so to speak. And in fact, it has always been ideal men with me
intsead of an ideal man-sort of a safety in numbers-as it were.
Tranquilly yours, -
Since Christmas, I have met so many men that my ideas. on this subject
have become very much confused, and for that reason, I ask to be excused
from answering your question.
Gertrude Van Dyke.
In reply to your question, I refer you to the following address:
Until last year, I always disdained the idea of an "ideal man"
as silly and sentimental, but the influence of a friend is great, so 'now I am
beginning to think that somewhere there is a "Prince Charming" for me
too. And since studying the history of mathematics, I feel that he must be
like those ancient Scientists-like Aristotle, Euclid, I-Ieron, or Archimedes,
-I should like to have him discover some great mathematcal truth-square
the circle perhaps.
I have no f'ideal man"-I don't believe that there are any-and
while it is true that I have some very satisfactory men friends, I neverthe-
less heartily agree that, "where singleness is bliss, 'tis folly to be wives."
I regret having delayed so long in answering your question, but realiz-
ing its ,importance and not being able to answer from my own experience,
I have taken the time to read extensively upon the subject.
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Now I shall treat the subject under the following heads: the physical,
the mental, the ethical, the social, the financial, the industrial, lthe economic,
the temperamental, the political, the spiriltual and the matrimonial.
as as -is as as as
Oh, I was going to say, for an excellent example, of the best in all
the above qualities I refer you to :the actors in the German theatre in this
' ' Note:-The Board regrets very much that the lack of space pro-
hibits the publication of the whole communication.
The Fair at Milwaukee-Downer
"The fair is our great college event of the
WVH . ....,--AEE year, and what fun and enjoyment we get
Qlil,."'f,l" QEGKQ THE out of planning the different booths and class
"stunts." The preparation is over half the
H5251-5 pleasure." A
STUNT "It must be, and what a success you have
9,1-THE 'FRYFLL-J made of it. What a beautiful sight greets
one on entering the gymnasium. Those pines
give the booths such a soft, soothing appear-
ance, while the red festoons and the white
Hakes of cotton break the monotony of the one color effect. Those very
colors help to put o-ne inlto a holiday mood. It is a true Christmas fair,
both in spirit and in appearance."
"You wanted some neck-wear, didn't you? Come over this way to
the Third Year booth. where you can get every variety. There are jabots,
crocheted collors, bows and ties of all colors and shapes: some plainly
pleated and set with Irish point lace, with a dignified and majectic ap-
pearance, which might do very well for grandmother. Others fancier with
fuffy gauze ruffles, which would appeal to the social butterfly. Sweet
sixteen will be sure to find the very thing in the line of graceful little bows.
Each and every one's taste can be satisfied: if not all here at the Third
Year's, then at the Second Year booth, where they are especially handling
things made of ribbon. There are the dearest hat-pin holders, bags, ribbon
picture frames, pin-cushions and all sorts of novelties. Perhaps too, the
Juniors booth with its general fancy work can offer whalt you are looking
for. Dear old Santa has forgotten no one in his Christmas plans at Mil-
"He certainly hasn't. There he is himself in
the chimney displaying M. D. C. pennants to all
who are interested. His kind, genial face beams 9 '
a pleasant welcome to all passers-by." lil' if
"You have not seen the Freshmen performance, H
have you? We must see that by all means. It is , Q: - ' 5
a dancing doll exhibition: and such graceful hu- Q Mlllfglll
man ones. All are soundly asleep on the floor in
their Japanese costumes, motionless, and as it
seems, breathless, almost tempting one to test their - , l i-
human vitality. The moment the clock strikes m'Q""l'l0l '
twelve, they all jump up, as if by magic, and be- W ,
gin to dance. Their movements are so doll-like -T
and mechanical that it would be hard to believe
them real human beings, were it not for their happy, joyful expressions,
and sparkling mischievous eyes which successfully confirm their reality."
M..5gl'0NRRY 'FBI Q
"Before having our fortunes told by that dear old mammy at that
cozy .old-fashioned fire-place with its simmering tea-kettle, let us get some
of that delicious-looking candy from the Freshmen. Their booth looks
so tempting and appetizing with its snow-white roofing and the girls
all dressed in white." l
"Where is the toy-shop? I have heard so much about it: we cannot
miss seeing that."
"Just a minute! Let us stop at this ltraveling booth. I can probably
buy just what I need for next summer. There, now, I am ready. But
no, I almost forgot I promised my brother I would bring him a poster, oh
what a variety you have! I think he would prefer a Milwaukee-Downer
poster. What! th-ey are all sold so early in the afternoon? Then I will
have to take this one."
"On our way to 'the top-shop, we must stop
at :the Camera Club booth. That is something
I Iw A new this year. Pictures and postals of the col-
'51 lilpifii lege for sale!"
-9 Wm if "I must have some of those. What lovely
,ffm . l ones you have! And you say the girls took
L' those themselves. You have some real photo-
I l graphers in your midst."
:lim "Here is the toy-shop. I-low Santa must
5gNi0R I have worked to finish all those great big dolls
HOW!! El'0N0WlCS in time: Buster Brown with his faithful dog!
"l'e"'-We l-low dear! And here is Mary, Mary quite con-
" trary, andthebabydollthatsays, 'mamma,' when
you pull the string. The si-nging-doll is splen-
did, and how generous she is with her songs! How graceful this little
dancer is with her stiff pink da-ncing skint. But those dolls of different
nationalities on the shelf over there are beautiful specimens,--Japanese,
French, Norwegan, Swiss, and German. And did you hear them talk?
The French one says: 'je-vous-aime,--je-vous-adore, que voulez-vous
encore,' and the German one 'papa,' 'mama.'
"Before going home now, you must have some refreshments in our
"resltaurant." Coffee, chocolate and all sorts of cake from which to
choose: all made by the Home Economic's girls."
"What a cozy-looking lunch room. Come, we can get that corner
table there, where I can look over all the pretity things I have bought and
comfortably sip a cup of coffee. I am already looking forward to coming
to your fair next year. If you make it as much of a success then, as you
did this year, you may well be proud of your accomplishments. And
what a splendid feelin-g it must be to be able to do your little share in
uplifting humanity, by sendi-ng the proceeds of your annual fairs to further
missionary work all over the world!"
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" iLife "
Spring Fashion Number
Since Easter vacation, the cam-
pus has seen many new and beau-
tiful creations, both in hats and
clreses. Among the most striking of
they hats seen, was an untrimmed tan
felt model very manish in shape and
worn with a white automobile veil
tied under the chin. For the most'
part the hats show a marked resem-
blance to those worn last spring,
especially is this true of those of the
On the Beach, the costumes worn
present a striking similarity, the
Middy Blouses being almost uni-
versal. These blouses may be worn
in the dining rooms, or class-rooms
if belted in: otherwise not.
The gowns for the Promenade.
the great social event of the year,
are now arriving, and are the sub-
ject of much discussion. The ques-
tion of "to wear, or not to wear" a
train, is much debated, and the
Seniors have unanimously decided
in the affirmative. The simple little
white gowns will be worn that even-
ing by a greater number than usual
this year. These gowns have round
necks and short sleeves and are
With apologies to the Ladie's
Home journal, we will here answer
a few questions for the benefit of all
M. R.-Your questions concern-
ing a trousseau we are answeri-ng by
K.--No, French heel slippers are
in good taste in the class-
roomg not even the Frnch class-
R. H.-Yes, ruffles will be worn
again this year, although not as full
as last year.
L. K.--Large plaids and stripes
are not becoming to many people,
and in your case, we would not
S.-Plaid taffeta and valencienes
lace is a new combination of this
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BOAT-RACE, on M.-D. Lake.
BASEBALLITIES fplayed with
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fully three feet squarej
TUG-OF-WAR fwitha cur-
The above poster appeared on the bulletin-board, announcing the
athletic event of the year: the contest for the championship between the
college and the seminary, to which all had looked forward with much
At last the great day arrived:
great throngs crowded the back cam-
pus. During the boat-race, the first
of the series, excitement waxed high.
The girls arranged themselves on one
side of the pond, each carrying a
string attached to an exquisitely
carved ship. The object was to fol-
low the shore line, and see who could
first suceed in pulling her boat to the
opposite side. Amid loud cheers,
Gertrude Peck reached the goal first.
This was especially exciting because
seminary hopes hadbeen placed high
on Mary Brown, who had unfor-
tunately tripped over her string, and
thus put herself out of the running.
Second in order was the baseball
game played in the cool shade of an
calc-tree, in which by premeditated,
skillful manoeuvres the Seminary
champion won the victory.
Third in ordercamethte big event,
croquet. This did not meet the ex-
pectations of the audience,--it was
slew, owing to the difficulty ex-
perienced by the contestants in
managing their trains. Beatrice
Zwetow won this for the Seminary.
Fourth came thepeanut race, won
by Maude Hawkins, who arrived at
the goal with the record-breaking
number of four peanuts on her knife.
Hilarious excitement made this game
interesting. Several of the contes-
tants were forced to abandon the
race, owing Ito the fact that not
having taken gymnasium their mus-
cular strength was not sufhcie-nt for
the endurance required.
Last and greatest, came the tug-
of-war. Many entered into this with
great spirit. Among those on the
side of the college were Emmagene
rilt fg aitt'. t
Hayward, Marelie Schirmer, Laura
Stern, Ruth Hyde, Marjorie,
Gladys, and Lucie Holmes, Lillian
Knell, and many others of great
athletic spirit, and on the side of the
seminary were Wanda Best, Susan
Van Duser, Ruth Stark, Hel-en
Klode, Loraine Haskin, Kath-erine
McCillis, and many girls who had
not taken part in the other races, but
whose enthusiastic athletic spirit
could not restrain them from joinin-g
fthe tug-of-war at least. The college,
under the valiant leadership of
Faith Smith, won the "rope."
Amid great cheering and loud re-
joicing, the college was presented
with the cup.
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JUNIORS vs. H. E. ,IUNIORS
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"Chl I've disgraced my family,"
A Senior sadly cried,
"I never felt so badly,
And yet I've really tried
To do my best in all ways:
I've studied hard you know:
I've joined associationsg
It's no use trying longer,
The awful crime is done,
Tfhe worst act ever dreamed of
Or heard of neath the sun!"
"But what is this so dreadful,"
I asked, "that dims your fate?"
"Why this very morning
To breakfast I was late!"
We regret to say that Miss X,
one of the most popular members of
the Senior class, will not be allowed
to return to school this semester. It
has been found upon investigation
:that Miss X, instead of going
directly home for her Christmas
vacation, without permission, mer
her father ,down town, and made
the rest of the journey in his com-
pany. This is not Miss X's first
offense however. Her influence upon
the other members of the student
body has never been for the best.
She has also been known to go down
town without registeringg and has at
several times sliced bananas upon
her cream-of-wheat. Miss X's ab-
sence will be keenly felt by the
Athleltic Association, as for three
years she has held the Croquet Cup
-and is the champion fast-dresser
in school. Record: 8 minutes, 2-I
IT IS IMPROPER, BUT AGREEABLE:
To use only your bread-and-butter plate at breakfast.
To go to church with a young man.
To lunch at the "Princess."
To cut Gymnasium.
To talk to your room-mate during study hour.
To walk around with arms entwined.
To fritter away time in any fashion.
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A Toast to the
Near the banks of the Milwaukee
And the great lake Michigan,
Stands a camp of education
For the teaching of our maidens
How to keep the lodge in order,
How to educate papooses.
Famous over all the country,
This most mighty Downerkeewis.
In this noted hall of, learning
Are four tribes, the highest Seniors,
Eight most learned maidens are they,
Dressed in flowing robes of mid-night,
On their heads, the caps of knowledge.
Five dwell in McLaren wigwam,
Three in the Milwaukee village.
Would you know more of the Seniors?
One, a maid with hair like sunshine
Is the big chief in McLaren.
Calls war-councils every sixth day,
Warning, chiding, speaking this wise:
"Oh, my children, my poor children,
Listen to these words of wisdom.
Squelch them, give them marks as war
Then slips, if the marks avail not:
For we'll have 'no strife or noises
In the wigwam of McLaren.
Two there are from Manitowoc,
One, a young brave soon will wed.
"As unto the bow the cord is,
So unto the man is woman.
Though she bends him, she obeys him,
Though she draws him, yet she follows
Useless each, without the other."
Thus her youthful Hiawatha quoted to himself and pondered
And her right hand friend, Johanna,
Planted crops within a small box,
And they climbed high, in the window,
Of the Physics council tent.
All the while this maid directeth,
Games and races of the young tribes,
Who would grow up strong and brave.
Two more of this tribe are chieftains, l
Both are dwellers in McLaren,
One has Big Chief Cowles, each fourth day
Tell at dinner of a meeting
Of the Young Maid's Christian Council,
In the Lodge of the Alumnae.
And the other, in the big tent,
Once each moon at IO:30,
Mounts the platform, and discusses
S. G. A. with all the camp.
Of the three said village maidens,
One loves well to do the war dance
Of :the ball, and net, and racket.
She it was who first discovered
That "lckies" skull concealed the Hat.
And the second, who but lately
joined those of the "Great Black Robe,"
Has enough brains for a warrior
And will wend her way, in Autumn,
To still higher camps of wisdom
On the beautiful Mendota.
The third maiden of Milwaukee
Long has been at Downerkeewis,
just as many years has been here
As there are maids in her whole tribe.
That completes this poor description
Of the many charms one finds
In the members of this highest,
Highest tribe at Downerkeewis.
In the month when leaves are falling,
When we close our summer camp,
And return again to Downer,
We will miss these Senior Maidens,
Miss them for their pleasant faces
And the lessons they have ltaught us.
We will say "Farewell with sadness
On the day, alas, of parting.
Gitche Mianit-o, the Mighty!
The Great Spirit, the Creator,
Wilt those grant them every gladness?
Health, Prosperity attend them,
Peace and Joy, be with them ever
Pain and Sorrow touch them never.
All of these, the heartfelt wishes
Of ltheir friends, the Tribe of Freshmen.
A Diary of Long Ago
It was a dismal day in February, l925. The howling wind and
leaden skies had anylthing but an encouraging effect upon the spirits of my
sixteen-year old niece, who was convalescing from a severe attack of
pneumonia. I had been vainly trying to amuse her when suddenly a new
plan struck me.
"Dorothy," I cried, "I have a brilliant idea. just have patience a
moment and I'll be back immediately."
Hastily quitting the room, I climbed the stairs to the attic, where
among my numerous relics, I found what I sought, a. little black mtrunk. I
unlocked it quickly, removed a little brown book, and hurried back to
"Here we are, my dear," I cried, "a little diary that I kept one winter
all' Milwaukee-Downer. It's the year l9l0, which I have called "The
Winter of Wind and Weather." I'll read some parts to show you that
there have been days worse than this one."
january 5. Terrific snowstorm, all trains delayed. All who braved
the storm and those who did not over-sleep at the Plankington I-louse,
showed up. After various experiences, not the least of which was a dive
into a snow drift, I managed to appear at school. The storm raged all day
and it was anything but a warm welcome back. However, such is life.
January 6. Twelve below zero served with long car waits is never
a-n agreeable menu and today was no exception. For once, I was really
anxious to get to school. Walking up Downer Avenue car tracks was ex-
cellent this morning and many indulged in it.
January 13. Well, talk about your cheerful snowstorms! This
morning I waited only forty minutes for a car, which stopped three times
to dig the various switches out of the snow. On these days, one almost
wishes one were a boarder, but then that feeling doesn't last long.
january I4. Well, today was the last straw. The city girls were
conspicuous by their absence, and no wonder. Three feet of snow, pro-
fusely scattered over the land-scape of Milwaukee, is not greatly conducive
to a large attendance. The cars ran only to Folsom Place and we ran OJ
the rest of the way. However, -no one complained.
"Well, Dorothy, that seems to be about all the weather recorded for
January, but I've no doubt there was some more. I'll read more some
other time for hark, there is the tea bell."
Ode to '13
Life is short, and time is Heeting,
Yet a B. A. is our goalg
As we Freshmen climb the ladder-
Aim to beautify our soul.
"lVlath." is long, and joy is father,
Farther off from 'clay to day:
As we see our stock of logic-
Nearing zero every way.
Oh! thou x, thou most elusive,
Frantic'lly we chase and search:
Till our cosine and our tangents
Over one another lurch.
One year, makes a lot of difference,
One can't help but notice thatg
As in dignified procession-
Do we hunt "ye famous hat."
Now the upper classman pass us,
Covers are their smiles of mirth:
For the pride of half-green Freshmen
ls the flower of the earth.
Years ago it seems, at High School,
We did many a foolish thingg
But the ages since have taught us-
What the cares of Freshmen bring.
Dark Secrets of McLaren Hall
As Revealed by a Woman Detective.
As the only woman detective in Milwaukee, I have been called to
help unravel many puzzling cases in which women only are concerned.
Perhaps one of the most unique of my experiences occured at Milwaukee-
Downer college in the early spring of l9IO.
My telephone rang one afternoon and a serious voice asked me to
come to lVlcl..aren I-lall at once, on a matter of utmost importance. I
answered the summons as quickly as I could and upon my arrival was
ushered into a very comfortable and peaceful lookng parlor, where the
matron greeted me, and stated the situation. , Briefly it was this. Two
girls, Seniors, had, during the past week, lost articles of value. Thesis,
which were nearly completed and far more precious than gold to their
owners. The rooms from which these documents had been taken were on
the second and third floors respectively of the building and unacessible it
seemed from without. The natural conclusion then was that the thief or
thieves were well acquaimted with the location of the rooms and the where-
abouts of the papers and had entered from the inside. As was natural, the
owners of the thesis' were prostrated with grief, for to lose thait which they
had thought and labored over for years, just at the moment when it neared
completion, and when glory and honor seemed theirs, was a blow few
mortal beings could withstand! The thesis had been carefully guarded
too! They had been kept under the beds of the owners, in iron boxes
which were securely locked, the keys of which were always worn on golden
chains about the necks of each posessor of the cap and gown. Nothing
else in the rooms had been touched. The boxes remained, the locks were
unbroken, but the thesis were gone.
All suspicion had been removed from the students and servants by a
method known as the "confessional"-by which each girl had to swear
solemnly fupon paperb that she knew nothing about, or relating in any
way to the missing valuables.
The case evidently was a hard one, and after consulting with those
in authority, I decided to stay at the hall all the time, both because I would
then be in a position to see and hear everything that occurred, and because I
was obliged to leave for Cleveland the following week and could give no
more time to the case until after I came back, which would be a month later.
In order nclt to arouse suspicion, I decided to serve in the capacity of maid,
and accordingly presented myself the next morning in cap and apron, to
all appearances a very "green" new servant.
I spenlt the day in looking over the grounds and buildings and when
night came I had to admit I was still as much in the dark as before. Dur-
ing the afternoon, however, I had seen numerous packages and boxes
smuggled in a very suspicious manner into one of the second floor rooms
and realizing that I must trace each suspicious action to its source, I had
tried to discover just what it meant. On one pretext or another, I had
entered the room at various times during the day, but I always found some
one there busily studying whom I dared not disturb. It was after the last
wink that night, when I was prowling around looking for burglars, that I
detected a faint light under the door of that same room. Not hesitating
a moment I opened the door. There sateightor ten pajamaed, and kimonaed
girls on dresser beds, and tables, eating pies cheese cakes, and pickles!
The floor was strewn with papers and boxes of other i-ndigestibles. For one
light was off, and I retreated, glad not to be called upon to account for my
intrusion. Later, I found out that it was just another of Fannie Flowers'
I started out again at midnight looking for any clue that might aid
me. As I walked quietly down the hall of first Hoor, my eye trained to
notice every unusual sight, caught a peculiar gleam over one of the transoms.
Softly I opened the door. The room was unoccupied, the bed untouched,
but a faint light glimmered beneath the closet door. I made my way
thither stealthily and peeked through the keyhole. There, curled up on a
trunk surrounded by innumerable books, sat Ella Wood studying! Plainly
strange lights did not necessarily mean dark lanterns.
I made my way to my room in the basement and sank upon my
bed, weary, but not discouraged. Before I slept, I determined to make
another survey of the hall and started out. When I reached the kitchen
door, I saw, to my amazement, two white gowned figures, their hands full
of bananas, making their way steathily and quickly toward the stairs. The
next morning as I was helping in the work, I asked one of my acquain-
tances if any of the girls ever walked in their sleep. "Why yes," she
answ-ered. I met Helen Stoppenbach just the other night walking in her
sleep, she had her hands full of bananas too, and she says she just hates
them. She says she was dreaming that she was hiding them so we never
could have them for breakfast again!"
Thursday passed without any unusual proceedings. On Friday even-
ing nearly all the occupants of the hal 1 left to attend the theatre and I con-
sidered this a most favorable chance to continue my plan of campaign, un-
observed. I began with the rooms at the further end of third Hoor mak-
ing entries in my note book as the situation seemed to warrant. In one of
the rooms w-ere many chairs arranged in rows of three or four, in front of
which was a table covered with a few books and candles. I could not
understand just what this meant until I read the placard on the door---
M. COI'I'li'ng ...... Pastgr
325350115 ..... Holmes Sisters
COME ONE-COME ALL
Buried in my thoughts, I passed down the stairs to second
floor and opened the door of one of the central rooms. Around
a table sat four girls playing cards. So engrossed were they in their
game that ithey did not hear mevand I closed the door softly. As I
waited a moment out side the door to make sure that I had not disturbed
them, I heard one girl say "It's getting awfully noisy around this place.
I'll have to be giving some slips. It's about time someone was campused
anyway." I didn't understand exactly what was meant, but my heart
pitied the poor victims! As I stood there my thoughts were arrested by a
strange sound. Unmistakably, it was a hammering or knocking or pounding
of some sort. Maybe someone was tampering with the locks of one of the
precious boxes. Excited, I made my way down the hall from whence the
sound came, and boldly opened the door. There sat Margaret Davison
cracking hickory nuts, and keeping time to each measured stroke of the
hammer, was a girl in huge tan shoes clogging. I realized the situation at
a glance and interrupted her "Bravo Muggs-do it some more"-with
"Miss Rahr is wanted at the phone." "Two doors to your left," she
said, "anyway she isn't here tonight-go on Muggsln-with a "thank
you" I vanished.
Late that night, a telegram came demanding my presence in Cleveland
the next day and so, without having gained a clue, I was obliged to leave.
Should there be no further developments on my return, I was to take up 'the
Three weeks later I returned to Milwaukee, and found this message
awaiting me at my office.
"I am glad to acquaint you with the fact that the Thesis have been
found. The girls had mislaid them. They beca-me mixed with some of
their lrosseau and were put away in their closet. However, we have had
so much trouble about this and the girls have suffered so much mentally
and physically worrying, ,that we have decided to abolish the compulsory
writing of thesis hereafter and make it elective work.
"A most excellent plan," was my only comment.
--Louisa TERRY TICKNOR.
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First floor completed.
Miss Sabin talked with architect and secured more windows.
january I 5-
Seconcl Hoor started on dormitory.
Exterior second Hoor main building completed.
Larger force of men.
Second floor of east wing complelted.
Roof commenced on east wing.
Third floor of dormitory commenced.
Roof of main building commenced.
The progress indicated in the preceding notes has meant more than
the mere erection of a building. As the structures pass the different stages
of progression and arrive at thalt of completion, a great crisis in the history
of Milwaukee-Downier College is reached. This cherished name is now
to be applied to the college department only and the preparatory is to be
distinguished by the naime of Milwaukee-Downer Seminary. This long
desired and well planned change has thus been accomplished. It is to
mean more than the mere change of residence of some of the students: it
is to benefit both college and seminary in making 'each one more nearly the
institution its name represents. I-n this way the seminary will be a seminary
in the full sense of the word, wi-th its own recitation halls, its own in-
structors, its dormitories, wilth its separate functions and social life, all of
which are to be supervised by a dean. The trustees and president of the
college will also act for the seminary, directing and controlling its policy.
The college, on the other hand, is to occupy the three dormitories, one
of which has been used by the seminary heretofore. This will lead to an
increase in the number of attendants, which will enable the carrying out of
plans and suggestions impossible with smaller numbers. The whole atmos-
phere will be more distinctly that of a college, including all that the word
implies. It will delight in its own class rooms, professors an-d social affairs,
as will the seminary in its. And not least among its new pleasures will be
that of the fifty minute periods, which are to replace the forty minute ones
now in use.
The style of architecture of the new seminary buildings corresponds
with that of the college buildings. A Norman Tower closely resembl-
ing the one on Merrill Hall is to be located directly opposite it. The re-
sullting sight will thus be far more impressive and magnificient, than the one
enjoyed at present. For the college, as beautiful and dignified as ever,
with its splendid ivy-colored buildings and attractive grounds, will still be
here to welcome us upon our return. To this will be added the seminary,
its companion in color, architecture and landscape gardening. Thus the
two departments, resembling each other so closely, will unite to attain a
common end, and assist each other in gaini-ng the highest good through the
wisest and best methods.
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It is September, 191 0, and a gesticulating crowd of girls has gathered
at that popular meeting place around Merrill Hall stairway. Down the hall
comes Helen Stoppenbach singing with "unsquechable" vim.
"How dear to my heart are those short forty minutes,
When these lengthy periods recall them to view."
"Right you are, 'Stoppyf " comes a chorus from the stairway, "but
what's the matter now?"
"The matter," says I-Ielen, assuming a tragic attirtude, "is that in the
last ten minutes I got my Hrst zero. Last year the bell would have saved
the clay." .
Anna Jerrard, her arms full of music. has stopped to listen to this tale
of woe, and now pipes up in a voice quite loud enough to be heard.
"Yes, and I've just come from a music lesson on the whole of one of
Bach's "Fugues" besides four pages in Clementi. You see, I expected to
have only two practice periods now, but Miss McPheters"-at this point
Esther Farrand limps painfully by and replies to the anxious inquiries of
"Are you hurt Stern-with a shake of the head, "No, but fifty minutes of
gym. work is too much even for me."
"Fifty minutes," says Lucie Holmes, tenderly stroking her finger as
she joins the group. "Well, I've been sewing one hundred and fifty
minutes-those three periods are awful." '
And just in time to hear this, Verle resplendent in cap and gown and
newly acquired dignity swoops down upon the sympathetic group-"Now
girls. don't grumble," she says, "our standard must be as high as other col-
leges, you know, and besides, we are getting much more for our money."
And then as the bell sounds the girls laughingly hurry chapel ward.
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A Few Bits of Confidential Information from theiClass of I9l2.
HCONFESSIONS OF AN ENGAGED GIRL"-With illustrations. A
clever sketch from the pen of Vera Spackman. Full of witty and original
situations. Illustraltions contributed by the author. '
"THE HABIT OF SCIENCE AND How I CULTIVATED IT"-by
Marguerite Crawford. This is a complete and extensive treatise on the
habit of loquaciousness, particularly as concerns college girls. Because of
its extreme length, i.t will be printed serially. Those who are already ac-
quainted with the works of this rising young literary star through her book,
'iThe Art of Falling Down Stairs Gracefullyf' are waiting with great
interest for the production of her latest work.
"ADVISE TO THE PENNILE.SS,H by Margaret Morgan. The plot
for this interesting and unique sketch was conceived by the author while
aittempling to collect Sophomore class dues.
UDARKEST AFRICA"-a history of her experiences as a Y. W. C.
A. Missionary in the heart of Africa, by A. Cahoon. A story for old and
young. Full of witty little anecdotes of cannibal life.
"THE STORY OF MY LIFE"-by Helen Stoppenbach. The first
number of this serial will appear in Ithe next Cumtux, but owing to its ex-
treme length, will be continued through several of the next issues. Owing
to the great popular interest in Ithe coming serial. advance orders of the
Cumtux have been taken up to the year l925, when it is expected the last
number will appear. Few antobiographies have created such an interest in
literary circles. This will also be published in book form. Price-clolth
SKINKLINC GIRLS AND How I MANAGE THEM"-by H. H.
Haney. An essay on irresponsibles.
Some geniuses write poor hancls.
These Milwaukee-Downer girls write poor hands.
Therefore these Milwaukee-Downer girls are geniuses.
Will the forensics class please explain why the conclusion to this
syllogism is not correct.
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Down at her desk the editor sat,
,Ioyfully sorting the jokes in her lap.
And her sense of humor was deeply stirred
Alt these jokes, so witty in phrase and word.
Then an awful thought disturbed her glee.
"Wha't will the faculty say?" cried she.
For with lengthy words they had sharply defined
That the jokes must not sting or be unkind.
To this strict injunction she meekly complied,
As she put all the jokes with a point to one side.
The poor little editor almost cried,
As down in the basket she let them slide.
Then she turned to the jokes that did remain,
Which were so woefully, woefully tame.
On the following pages you will lind
Those jokes so kind: but yet so kind.
Roll Call of the Cumtux Board
R. Allen-"It's perfectly weird."
M. Burke-"Oh, you Trigf'
M. Davison-"Gee kids, I want that for the Kodak."
W. Hooper-"I've got to practice."
J. Hubbs-"Absent." .
R. Hyde-"I'm going up to see Miss Groom."
S. Jones-"Can anyone see the point to this joke?"
N. Kussel-"When are you going to wear your cap and gown, Marche?"
A. McCarthy-"Oh, if I could only find someone to do something for the
F. Miller--"lt's perfectly inane.
G. Mueller-"Ach du lieber Strohsachf'
M. Perry-"Well, I should say not."
M. Postel-"Oh, I should say not."
l-l. Reynolds--"Come on, walk clown with me."
Miss Sherman--"I though.t of something we might work up."
O. Scheutte--"Tickled up a tree."
V. Sells-"About how much would that cost?"
D. Slater--"Can't afford it, kids."
V. Spackman-'Tm so mad."
l... Stone-"What's the use of getting mad."
B. Taylor-"I don't know."
E. Timme--"Do you think that's all right Miss Belcher."
B. Torrance-"There are two of the faculty I haven't snapshots of yet."
L. Willard-"lJet's have the book bound in lavendarf'
The Rime of the Fourth Year Tea
It is a worthy Fourth Year
And she stoppeth one of three.
"By thy angered brow and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopps't thou me?"
"The parlor doors are open wide,
The F ourmh Years are within.
They all do fret, the feast is set,
But where's the merry din."
She held her with an iron hand.
"We are so stung!" quoth she.
"Get outl l know it, Fourth Year snob,
l hope you'll always bel"
They ate the food, she n'e'er would eat
And frowned and frowned anew,
While she did grin at them within,
And down the hall she flew.
Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Alone at that aw'ful tea,
And only one soul took pity on
That class in agony.
It was a third year special bold,
Through the door she came,
As though they'd seen a ghost, they looked
Upon her quaking frame.
Believe me, worthy Fourth Years!
You made a great mistake.
Why looked you so upon the maid
That she her flight did take?
Farewell, farewell, but this I tell
To thee, thou Fourth Year class.
She doeth well who acteth well
Yow, and every other lass.
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There was a young lady named Holmes,
Whose figure was mostly all bones,
She really looked queer
With her hair so severe,
It even was known to cause groans.
There is a young lady named Hyde,
Who claim that she never has lied,
And yet she has said
That the curls on her head
Are really, in truth, bonafide.
There was a bright Senior, J. K.,
Who wore her hair a new way,
It is false they all cried,
When those braids they espied,
But they were quite wrong, we can say.
There was a young girl named Verle,
Who wanted her hair to curl,
So one night went to bed,
With ten knobs on her head,
But she slept not a wink, poor girl.
She arose the next morning with Glee,
Her curls most impatient to see,
Her sorrows were great
For her hair was still straight,
What more unkind fate could there be.
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Quotation Aptly Applied
All may do what by men has been done."-Marelie Schirmtr.
Short absence quickens love, long absence kills it."-Crusltes.
As we advance in life, we learn the limit of our ability."
If a person is worth knowing at all, she is worth knowing well.'
-Lucile and Maude.
Life though short is a working day."-Bessie Taylor.
Active natures are rarely melancholy."-Annie Cahoon.
Let no man give advice to others, who has not first given good
council to himself."-l'larriet Haney.
Amidst my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost 'that
my heart hath bled.' "-Ella Wood.
Let us respect gray hair, especially our own."-"The Editors."
A person is seriously startled, when she hears herself called old for
the first time."-"Seniors"
As we grow old, we become both more foolish and more wise."
Dwell not too long upon sports, for as they refresh a man that is
weary, so they weary a man thalt is refreshed."
Ambition is not a vice of little people."-Jean Hubbs.
Now good digestion waits on appetite, and health on both."
When the million applaud you, seriously ask what harm you have
done: when they censure you, what good."-Dorothy Davis.
Every man is valued in this world as he shows by his conduct that
he wishes to be."-Esther Farrand.
Be calm in arguing, for fierceness makes error a fault and truth dis-
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry al-
ways gets the best of the argument."
I recommend no sour ascetic life."-Helen Stoppenbach.
Tell me with whom thou art found and I will tell thee who thou
"Company, ruinous company, hath been the ruin of me."
Those unacquainted with the world, take pleasure in intimacy with
great meng those who are wise fear the consequences."
If I have made any improvement in the sciences, it is owing more
to patient attention than to anything beside."
The melcancholy days are come, the saddest of the year."
"Night is the time for rest."-Elizabeth Timme.
The inconvenience or the beauty of the blush, which is greater?"
"Brevity is the soul of wit."-Mertie Postel.
Talk to the point and stop when you reach it."-Marelie Schirmer.
"Always occupied with the duties of others."-Harriet Haney.
It is a great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness."
Economy is for :the poor, the rich dispense with it."
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it." ,
Modesty is a beautiful setting to the diamond of talent and genius."
In arguing, similes are like songs in love: they describe much, bult
prove nothing."-E.. Hayward.
Next Year Will-
Ruth Hamilton wear curls?
Frieda Miller be late to breakfast?
Verle Sells lose her pocketboolc?
Sibyl Holmes wear a rat?
The Faculty wear pretty hats?
Marion Elliot continue to fall?
Dorothy Slater long for "Her" smile?
Muggs continue to have crushes?
The Twins wear bows on their hair?
Mildred Corning have any work to drop?
The freshmen find the "Hat?"
The radiators continue to leak?
Lucile Willard play tennis?
The Seniors number more than twenty?
P. S.-What will Billy K. do?
Requirements for Promenade Men
I. He must be approved by the committee, composed of members
of the faculty and student body, who have extensive knowledge of man-
kind and are characterized by a large acquaintanceship with the other sex.
II. He must have a dress-suit.
III. He must be engaged in a respectable occupation or be attend-
ing some institution of learning-such as accredited high-schools, military
academies, or state universities.
IV. He must not have been engaged "too often," that is three 0-
four times. '
V. He must know enough to send a formal acceptance to the
formal invitation so as not to cause a look of surprise when presented to
the receiving line.
VI. While he must not hold your hand when not dancing, he muse
be careful to hold your hand when dancing.
VII. He must be able to discern whether he is dancing with a
member of the faculty or one of the students and converse accordingly.
VIII. It is not prerequisite that he have attended an Informal be-
fore coming to the Promenade, but previous experience is advantageous.
IX. Brothers and cousins are preferred fby the committee.,
X. He must be able to rtalk intelligently on-the decorations-the
music-the condition of the floor--previous M-D dances he may have
attended the privileges of the M-D girls-and must be able to state his
decided preference for girls of a girls college rather than Co-eds.
Extry! The latest news at the college!
Only one cent, and you'll gain full knowledge
Of the many strange doings at Downer-towng
Of new rules, that make some maidens frown,
And others laugh, and others cry.
Extry! One cent! Who wants to buy?
Do you want to know why Miss Willis you'll see
On the second floor Infirmary?
And why the fai.thful students of Greek
Have a vacation of more than a week?
Again I say, the price isn't high.
Extry! One cent! Who wants to buy?
Who wants to know, why, in one day,
Two Johnston girls went the same way?
Extry! About Miss Schulz and Miss Fish.
All in one paper. What more clo you wish?
Buy one mister! It'll make time Hy!
Thanks! Extry paper! Who wants to buy?
Stay in your rooms the next week or more!
If you visit your friends. you must stop at fthe door!
Don't lock arms! Don't sit close together!
Keep out of doors th-is measly weather!
And more of the same, and nothing clry!
Extry paper! Who wants to buy!
Extry! Who wants to buy the last one?
I-lurray! All solcl! Gee! that was fun!
What was the reason for all those rules?
Why, they do funny'things in those college schools
But this is all I have to say.
G. Measles makes my business pay.
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We have been given to understand that some members of the present
Junior class have elected to wriltle thesis. Among the subjects chosen are the
CAROLINE DRAVES--"A Discourse on th-e Value of Silence."
MARGARET DAVISON-"An Exposition on the Pathological Con-
ditions of the Highways and Byways of Fox Lake."
JEAN HUBBS-"The Art of Using One's Hands as a Supplement
to Polite Conversation."
NORMA KUSSEL-"Color Combinations, with Illustrations from
Every Day Life."
MERTIE POSTEL-"A Dissertation on the Training of a Society
MADELINE PERRY-"An Exposition of My Theories on the Proper
Training of Young Children."
HARRIET REYNOLDS--"My Experience in the Use of Roller Skates
as an Aid to Botanical Research."
OLGA SCHUETTE-"The Art of Rough-housing in a Dignifiecl and
VERLE SELLS-"A Research on the Modern Detective System,
Partially Illustrated in the Search for My Own Possessionsf'
DOROTHY SLATER-"Love in Latin Literature."
LUCIA STONE-"The Discovery of Time Saving Devices, which
Enable One to Meet even the Earliest Appointments."
B1-:ss TAYLOR-"Speed Tests."
BESSIE TORRANCE--"How to Attain Perfection in Gymnastic
McLaren Hall Musical
A literary and musical program is being planned by the girls of
McLaren Hall. The report of it has spread so far, and such favorable
comments have been made on the various numbers, that many distinguished
guests, such as Tom Jones from Jonesville, the president of the Blank
Seminary, Mr. N. Wise, and J. Cannon, a rising young politician, it is ex-
pected, will grace the audience. The program is as follows:--
l. Prelude-"Abendliecl" . . . McLaren Hall Orchestra
M. Postel-Cello D. Davis and M. Fackt-Violin
2. Poem-fher own compositionl-"Oh, for a Party with some Real
Good Eats" . .... D. Slater
3. Essay-"Great Men I Have Known" . lVl. Davis
4. Duet-"Here's to McLaren Hall" . Composed by W. P. Kauper
Soprano-M. Hawkins Bass--L. Willard
5. Dramatic Monologue--"Hark the Bell, 'tis Time that I Should Rise"
. ....... M. Davison
6. "Come Let's Be Merry" .... Holm-es Chorus
- accompanied by M. Corning
7. Essay-"The How, Why and Wherefore of a Graduating Gown"
. ...... L. Willard
8. Closing Song-"When the Wink Winks Three"
. ..... ' lVlcl..aren Hall Chorus
A Personally Conducted Tour
"Yes, this is Johnston Hallg we like it so much-so quiet for study-
ing you know and such dear girls. Yes indeed, I should love to take you
through if you'd like to go. Right this way--this is the parlor. O!
pardon me Gertrude, I didn't know you had a caller. Now here-Did
that startle you? I'm so sorry, it was only Louise tumbling clown stairs,
we're used to it. Hush! this is l'larriet's room!
That group of queer dirty looking objects? That's a bunch of fresh-
men who've bee-n hunting the hat. Good Gracious! what was that!
Another mouse Sibyl?
How funny, did you really think there had been an accident because
all that crowd was standing around? Why, that's just Mary with the
mail. And this is lthe bulletin board-O! O! Hazel Welch campused
again: will that child never learn to behave herself!
Over in that corner the members of the Limpus club are holding a
meeting, Madaleine and Miriam are its founders.
We can go right up these back stairs to the second floor. Oh!
pardon me Sadie, I hope you didn't hurt yourself--yes, Miss Shorey is in
her room, butt there are no plays approved.
That line of girls? Oh, they're in front of the secretary's door,
waiting to present their excuses to stay home from church to-morrow.
Dear me, Mags cleaning again-just one moment please, and I'Il
move things so you can get through. Yes, it is pretty noisy at this end-
it all comes from l24 too-I expect Lulu is dressed up as a monkey
again. That girl you saw in the cloor-way is Gena, trying a new kind of
cold cream on her nose to make it grow!
I beg your pardon? You clidn't know men were allowed here? I
don't understand-O! Ol don't mind my laughing please, tha1t's only a
No, this isn't a store-room. Vera and Ham are having a sale: they
find it a lot more convenient to sell their clothes, so they wont have so many
to move O! yes, they move usually about once a week.
Vlfhat can be happening up here?-I'll knock and see. Look here!
There's an old fashioned dance in progress-that girl standing on the bed
Iiddling for dear life is Clairie-isn't it fun?
Now, shall we go up to third floor? Oh! Nilla, get into your room
-can't you see that company is coming? No, no, don't get excited, that
sobbing doesn't mean that anyone is hurt-it's only Elsket having another
This is the Poston-Fish acquariumg the house-committee often drops
them a line. And this room with the cross bones and "busy" sign is
Miriam's,-she's trying to write some grinds for the Cumtux so we must not
And now that you've seen everything here, would you like to go
through the other halls? You wont find any of them as quieut and restful as
lvhnslvn though. -M. ROTHSCHILD.
Further Adventures of
Mary had a turbanette.
Of wire it was made. i
She placed it on her head one day,
And on it gently laid
Her dearly cherished Christmas gift-
A Hfteen-dollar braid.
And then to College, Mary went.
A cold and wintry day.
The bell had rung, and so she ran
Along the icy way.
And now the sad part of this tale
Is just about to come.
1 m sure you'll weep, when you have read
What that hard ice has done.
When Mary turned toward Merrill Hall,
She took an awful, awful fall.
The ice came up, and struck her head.
Poor child! Her friends all thought her
The nurse then came. I hear her yet
Say, "Compound fractured turbanette.'
And so it was. The only harm
Was ruined mop, and injured arm.
There is a moral now to tell,
Let us suppose that when she fell
She had no mop to break her fall-
What would have happened? That's'n
You "Anti-Moppersf' please beware.
In slippery weather, do take care
And if you give this style abuse,
Remember lurbans have their use.
A Burglar Scare
Miss Kennedy had returned a little earlier than she was expected.
after the Christmas vacation, but as it was quite late before she reached
the College, she did not think it necessary to notify Miss Shorey. She had
not been in her room more than half an hour when she heard a loud knock
at her door. V
"Come," she said, bu-t no one appeared. Another knock was followed
by a stern voice.
"Tell us who wou are in there, at once!"
Greatly surprised, and somewhat frightened, Miss Kennedy opened
her door. There before her stood Miss Dickerson, in a most dehant
attitude, holding a baseball bar, while just behind her was Miss Shorey,
armed with an umbrella. Slowly they dropped their weapons, and Miss
"Why,-why I thought you weren't coming until to-morrow-and
I heard noises and-."
-M. J. P., 'l3.
' just Nonsense
Is it true that Ina sparks?
Does Louise hover arou-nd Miriam?
We all know Ella would.
How does Helen fish?
Why is Laura stern?
Verle sells you a cumtux, SL25.
Gertrude's peck is large.
Is Peggy free or guilty?
Where did Pauline cart her?
How does Martha yoke' 'em?
Why is it that Hilda rates man low?
What does Nilla hoard?
Does Hazel bake her bread?
Isn't Esther fair and dainty?
D-asn't Lenore hew it fine?
What does Mildred raise her corn in?
Sadie Cumtux am line so be Eunice and buy one.
If Verle Sells hair were curly,
And lVlarelie wore a rat,
If Olga Scheutte were noisy,
Now what would you think of that?
If Faith E. Smith should get a slip,
And Ella Wood a zero,
If Emma Christensen were Hip,
Now wouldn't that seem queer though?
If Stoppie never fell down stairs,
And Emmagene ever hurried,
If Fanny Flower had no cares,
Now wouldn't we be Hurried?
If Lulu Kauffman lost her bow,
And Alesa lost her smile,
If Mertie lost her tooth-brush,
Now would life be worth while?
If all the girls were studious,
And never went down town,
If they never went to matinees,
Would the world turn up-side down?
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A New Economics
We have, in our midst, a 'noted economist, Dr. Bliss Malthus
Torrance, who is preparing to publish a great work on economics. The
book will not be ready for publication until a later date, but Dr. Torrance
has given us permission to publish here a few of the theories which she will
advance in detail. Dr. Torrance will be assisted in this work by Prof.
Sells who is deeply interested in socialistic questions.
l. Theory regarding the disposal of counterfeit money.
"In case a bad dollar comes into your possession, pass it off on a
street car conductor."
ll. Revolutionary Theory of Economic credit.
"Credit is what people think you have."
III. What monopoly can do to the price of oil. -
"Though Rockefeller has managed after long and hard work to
put the price of oil at I5 cents per gallon, this wonderful new
theory of Dr. Torrance promises to bring a return of fifty cents
IV. Proposed revision of the present unjust method of taxation."
"In supporting a city library by means of the dog tax, there are
some unfair advantages given some people, as, 'Not all people own
Why is it when to class you go
With one small fact that you know well,
That fact the teacher never wants,
Or-calls on someone else to tell?
Who's Who and Why
Breaks Many Hearts
Handles Lucrative Cash
Ain Examination Bugbear
Efficient Mother's Colleague
Earnest Winsome Student
Fairy Elhn Stride
Ella Loves Wooers
Real Genuine Hair
Naught Bub Happy
Merry Little Warbler
An Energetic Kicker
Makes Many Fouls
Kin Make Baskets
Little Bit Taunting
A Regular Corker fRipping Corkerj
Ever New Flames
Makes Much Cofl Eats
How Much Rest?
Right Merrily joyous
Good Bouncing Package
Always Enjoying Haste
Simple Severe Hair
Mighty Funny Damsel
Likes Morning Sleep
Melodious Melodramatic Cut-up
Guides Browbeaten Womanhood
Lucky Draws at the M. D. Fishpond
B. Torrance-A developing tank.
M. Eastman-A "Victor."
L. Willard-A tennis racket.
M. Fackt-A table telephone.
F. Whitehread-A "Bean"
M. Corning-A vaudeville program.
R. Hyde-Some curls.
A. Richardson-An appetilte.
A. Hall-A poem.
M. Rowland-A pair of brown boots.
E. Hayward-A megaphone.
A. Kjellgren-"Mike Robe."
M. Schirmer-A scholarship.
I... Stiemke--A bottle of peppermint.
F. Flower-A spread.
Miss Willis-A measle.
Miss Tomson--An adorer.
Miss Wollpert-A picture of her teachers' course class.
E. Wood-A novel for her thesis.
W. Hooper-A frat. pin.
V. Sells-A ticket to a moving picture show.
M. Crawford-A vacuum cleaner.
M. Rothschild-A sprain.
A. Anderson-An added inch!
N. Hoard-A happy thought.
I. Sparks-Gum. fone stick,
R. Hamilton-Some furniture.
O. Schuette-A box of pills.
S. Jones-A good joke.
A. Wernick-An excuse from church. N
E.. Van Ostrand-A pan of pop corn.
Wit and Wisdom
Anna ,Ierrard-fat 6:30 a. m.D "Oh, Grace, it's going to be nice all
day, just hear that cock crowing." .
Grace-fsleepilyj "Oh, is that a cock, I thought it was a meadow
After taking down a long dictaticn in French, M. Beaver inquired-
"lVIiss Kennedy, I understand the whole story, but I don't understand why
you always bring 'ici dore.' " The hero's name happened to be Isidore.
Grace Gunderson-fin Latin V1.5 "Divided whispers in secret ears
WHAT THEY SAY.
Peggy-"Have you seen my Hub anywhere?"
Esther-"Where's my wife?"
Gertrude Peck-"Can anyone tell me where Peggy and Ster are?"
Vera and Sadie-"Is that 'Special' for me?"
Thea-"I must go to practice."
- Louise H.-"Ha, haha, ha."
Miss Shorey-"The best way to do, girls, is to select one man and
stick to him."
Gertrude Mc-"Oh, yes, that's Ed. and this is Max, these Howers
came from Mac, etc."
Third Floor Girls-"Oh, for a water tank."
H. Reynolds-CExplaining structure of Howerj "Now this is the
anterior portion and this is the bacteria fposteriorj portion." '
Miss Stark--fto E.. TJ "Why Miss Timme, I thought you were
going home, are you here?"
Found on a Freshman history paper-"He was the prince of Whales"
whereupon the teacher inquired, "My dear child. was he a Jonah?"
Helen S.-fin biology class holding up the stomach of a cray fish?
"That's all I've got in my head."
Eva F--g-son-"Hydrogen when pure explodes quietly, when oxygen
is mixed with it, the explosion is quite laudiblef'
Corrected by Miss Titus-"Hydrogen is a noiseless gas when pure."
Extracts from the Philosophy of Mr. Liebling
Nurse your grievances in a private hospital.
The public has a short memory, but a correct yarcl stick.
An ounce of demonstration is better than a ton of explantation
Better a cheerful pessimist than a sad optimist.
Frequently the short cut is the longest way arou-nd.
The little toad in the big puclclle.
The big toacl in the little puclclle.
The little toacl in the little puclclle.
The big toacl in the big puclclle.
Take your choice!
Remark by Dr. Gray-"What a 'measly' place .-D. is!"
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Miss Rodman-fatter giving out a long reference for English, "If
you didn't get the whole reference, look it up in your appendix."
M. Postel--translating-fEr umarmte Sicj--"He surrounded her
with his arms."
Extract from A. Kjellgren's "informal" regrets-"I regret that I
cannot attend the informal with your friend, Miss Cowles."
L. E.---fat the dinner table, "Oh, I feel so good, If I were a man,
I would go on a spree."
Miss Willis-"Why don't you go on a feminine spree?"
Heard at Table-"Miss Belcher, were you always small?" L-w-l-d.
From the History of Education examination question on middle ages
-"About this time Scholasticism broke out."
From a description of a pathological family-"The father had a
lame leg received in the civil war."
Heard in History of Education--Dante wrote the Iliad and Odessey
-no-he wrote Paradise Lost."
The joke Editor offers ample reward to anyone who will find the
points to some of the jokes which have been handed to her.
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inkw, blue nzncilen hp the Jfacultp J
I3 Ella Wood arrives.
I4 Verle Sells arrives. Freshmen arrive with their "obedient parents."
I5 School year opens with chapel at I0:30.
Faculty meets to arrange schedule.
I6 Seniors appear in cap and gown. Faculty meets to arrange sched-
ule. Most of the Freshmen have arrived. Tears!!
I7 Ina Warner's man leaves. Tears!!
Johnston Hall reception for new girls. Y. W. C. A. reception in
Faculty meets to arrange schedule.
I8 Students begin to purchase curtains, wastebaskets, and the other
necessities of life.
Social Service Club entertains new Seminary girls in the Gym.
I9 Miss Sab-in takes the girls outito see Mars.
20 Regular work begins. All Seniors have arrived. Seniors initiate
the Juniors into the joys of the Junior-Senior Room.
Sophomore spread in Lake Park. '
ZI Freshmen spread in Study Hall. I
22 Estelle I-Ianchett arrives by way of Chicago.
, Visit of the Japanese Commission of Education.
Miss Goldsworthy appointed a member cf the Faculty.
S P. M. Miss Stoppenbach moves.
9 P. M. Miss Stoppenbach moves back again.
24 President's reception to College sltudents.
25 Frieda Miller on time for breakfast.
26 Lucy Stiemke's first spread.
27 Junior Beach party. Elizabeth Timme eats wieners
Lucy Stiemke's second spread.
First meeting of the Athletic Association.
Juniors make place cards for the Hat Banquet.
I Miss Sabin gives a reception for the Faculty.
Hat Banquet, Home Economics Initiation Ba-nquet. Inez Sltrohm
presents colors to Freshmen.
2 Miss Dickerson entertains the members of the Athletic Association
at a dancing party.
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Mr. George, founder of the George Junior Republican, gives a
talk on that institution.
Lucy Stiemke's third spread. Grace Arnold visits the college. A
bull dog is seen on the campus.
The Military Band of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of
Massachusettes, visits the College.
Miss West in French class: "Will all who are not present raise
Sophomores entertain Freshmen at a beach party. New signs ap-
pear on Room I2l Johnston Hall.
Miss Sabin entertains the Seminary department at a tea.
"Stoppy" meets her caller half way.
Girls hear Dr. Cook at the Auditorium.
Mr. Payne gives an illustrated lecture on Rome.
First Fire Drill at McLaren Hall. Miss Stark locates the fire ex-
Lucy Stiemke gets a box from home.
Miss Sherman entertains the Biological Club. juniors upon re-
quest take Physical examination.
First Social meeting of the Cumtux Board-All present.
junior-Freshman matinee dance in the Gymnasium. '
Dorothy Slater and Lucy Stiemke hang pictures.
Miss Case lectures on her work in India. l
Ella Wood and Margaret Davison entertain the Juniors and
Professor Burton, president-elect of Smith College, talks on
Martha Rahr in cap and gown entertains the library by falling from
Fannie Flower gets a box from home.
Mr. Liebling gives his first recital of the year. Fannie Flower
spends the night in the I-nlirmary.
Mr. Frost, of Milwaukee, speaks on City Charities.
Sue Jones declares she will not marry a red haired man, or a man
named Jones. OD
Biology Club elects ofiicers for the year.
"Stoppy" falls down stairs.
Rev. Mr. Lee leads the Chapel services.
Miss Gutsch gives an exhibition of Folk dancing. Seminary mas-
30 College sheet and pillow-case panty.
3l "Stoppy" falls down stairs.
Juniors register for rooms in Holton Hall.
First pupils' recital of the year. '
Mrs. Romanes, of England, lectures on "How to Study the Bible."
Edith Thompson has her Latin lesson.
Miss Willis presents. "Equal Suffrage League" in Chapel. Miss
Pierson, Wisconsin state secretary of the Y. W. C. A., visits the
The one hundred and sixteenth pupils' recital takes place.
Johnston Hall gives an Informal dancing party.
Elma Barker visits the College--Sh-h-h-h-.
Frofz Stephens, of California, lectures on, "From Scott to Kip-
Miss Paxon visits Ithe school in behalf of the Student Volunteer
Corps of America.
Miss Hale presents, "The Consumers League"
in Chapel. nfl
Prof. Seymour lectures on "Charlemagne" s 1
McLaren Hall gives an Informal dancing party. X
Prof. Rankin, of CarrolCollege, gives the first !
of his lectures on astronomy.
Miss C. tells Miss Goldsworthy that she ought '.
to have a laundry bag to carry her slippersiover X 'is
in. i , ,
M.-D. C. sends twenty-one delegates to the AJ 'Q
Y. W. C. A. Convention at Waukesha. --
juniors make merry. Oh, you Rubber gum.
Cranberries. The German students attend Dr. Wullner's recital,
and go into ecstasies over his Schubert and Schumann songs.
Miss Dickerson speaks on "The Value of Athletics."
Fanny Flower takes her physical examination. Cranberries.
Miss Ruth Murphy gives the recitation in Chapel which she gave
at the Chicago Declamatory Contest.
Prof. Rankin conti-nues his lectures on astronomy.
The students of the German department celebrate Schillcfs l50th
birthday by attending, in a body, the performance of Wilhelm
Tell at the German theatre.
Fannie Flower gets a box from h-ome.
Miss Belcher talks on "Mary Lyon" in Chapel.
juniors have a party.
junior Class Secretary collects cluesj
Prof. Seymour lectures on "Joan of Arc."
Work resumed after Thanksgiving recess.
Posters for the Fair appear in Merrill Hall.
Miss Tomson tells the students about the Fair.
Third Years practice jaw gymnastics.
Miss Groom and the Studio Classes entertain the l907 Seminary
Specials at a tea.
Sadie Weinman indulges in strenuous gymnastics to reduce her
Johnston Hall girls go without breakfast.
The Annual Missionary Fair held in the Gymnasium from 3 until
"Faculty Concert" given4-one member of the Faculty takes part.
Girls celebrate Miss Titus' birthday in her absence.
Mrs. Catherine McCulloch gives address on "Equal Suffrage."
Frieda Miller loses her fountain pen. '
Frieda Miller loses another pen.
Prof. Pyre addresses students on "The Iclylls of the King."
Basketball games between the Sophomores and the First picked
College team, and between the Seminary and the Second picked
College team. ,
Prof. Liebling gives a Beethoven recital. He advises Gladys
Miller to play basketball to improve her music.
Miss Wilder reads "Gypsy Scholar" and "The Flight of the
Students' recital. ' '
Exhibition of the Sparta Box in Room 4.
No absences in Sophomore History-"this is so gratifying."
All present in Sophomore History-"well done."
Only one absence for the week in Sophomore History.
Packing. Miss Ford in Sophomore History. "Everyone here this
morning. The attendance in this class is phenomenal."
The Rev. Mr. Edwards leads the Chapel service. 'Christmas
parties in the various Halls.
Chapel time given over to the singing of Christmas Carols.
5 Work is resumed. The Rev. Mr. Titsworth leads the Chapel
I 6 The Rev. Mr. Greenman is with us at the Chapel hour.
7 The Rev. Mr. Gordon gives a short talk in Chapel.
Prof. Jastrow, of the University of Wisconsin, gives the first of a
series of lectures on Psychology.
Prof. Rankin continues his lectures on Astronomy.
8 Miss Sabin plays at snow-balling.
9 Last of the students arrive from their Christmas vacation.
I0 The Rev. Mr. Jenkins conducts Chapel services.
I I The Rev. Mr. Beale speaks to us at chapel time.
I2 Junior class Secretary collects dues.
I3 Frieda Miller loses her third fountain pen. -
I4 The Seminary Dramatic Club presents "A Pair of SPCCIIHCIESDI
Prof. .Iastrow continues his Psychology lectures.
I5 Prof. Rankin continues his lectures on astronomy. The students
of the Home Economics department given an informal dancing
I6 Scarlet fever epidemic threatened.
I 7 Nothing to it.
I8 "Last meeting of the Cumtux Board" given in Chapel.
I9 Miss Dickerson and Miss Tomson run around the block.
20 Ditto. Mr. ,lastrow continues his lectures on Psychology.
ZI Mrs. Todd, a famous astronomer, speaks on Mars.
22 Miss Dickerson and Miss Tomson again run
around the block.
23 A concert is given by the faculty of the music Wi ' VX
24 The comet is seen in the western sky.
Sibyl Holmes sees a mouse. I V ' -
25 Se-niors entertain Miss Sabin in the Junior- 6 ,,lf'lf7
Senior room. I
26 "Cramming" begins. 1 ffl l
27 Semester examinations start. A is
28 Prof. Jastrow continues his lectures.
An illustrated lecture on Texas is given. :Q
29 An alumni reception given in honor of Mrs. Yates, a former
30 ,Iennie Rowntree distinguishes herself as the college cut-up.
3l Mildred Corning tries to find something to drop.
McLaren Hall attends the theatre in a body.
Second Semester begins.
Jean Hubbs attends Cumtux meeting.
Professor Seymour lectures on "Benjamin Franklin."
Prof. ,Iastrow gives the last of his series of lectures.
The one hundred and twentieth pupils' recital 'takes place.
Miss Sabin goes home for her Mother's eighty-first birthday.
The Sophomores entertain the Seniors at a dinner.
Miss Wilder gives readings from Kipling in Chapel.
The Y. W. C. A. Cabinet dines with Miss Sabin.
The class of '08 have a reunion.
Miss Sabin reseats the classes in Chapel.
Basketball games--Freshmen vs. Sophomores and Seco-nd years
vs. Seminary specials.
College Dramatic Club presents Shakespeare's "Taming of the
Freshmen informal in Johnston Hall.
The Day of Prayer for colleges led by the Rev. Mr. Conley.
Johnston Hall entertains McLaren Hall at a maltinee dance.
The owl visits Estelle Hanchette.
Prof. Seymour gives his first lecture on Napoleon.
Basketball game. College Juniors vs. Home Economics Juniors
8-9 A. M. B. Torrance takes pictures.
S-- 9 A. M. B. Torrance takes pictures.
9-II A. M. B. Torrance developes pictures.
2- 6 P. M. B. Torrance prints pictures.
7- 8 P. M. B. Torrance sells pictures.
Miss Sabin reads Phillips "Herod" in Chapel.
Mrs. C-renfell speaks on "Woman Suffrage in Colorado."
The Washington Cotillion.
Nr. Baas gives a song recital in the Chapel.
Prof. Seymour concludes his lecture on "Napoleon." Martha
Rahr's spread doesn't come.
Martha Rahr's spread comes.
The Freshmen entertain the Juniors at a
Mather Goose party. Miss Rodman abolishes
The College Y. W. C. A. entertains the Senior
Council of the Y. W. C. A. of Wisconsin at
tea in Holton Hall.
Fvfiriam Rrthschild acts as House Cornm'ttee
--Key hcles are very useful in this work.
Miss Sta-rlc reprimands her table Student's Recital.
I Dr. Barrett spoke on "Anthropology and its Scope" before the
Fourth Years are given separate tables in the Dining Room.
2 lVlr. Kenneth Bingham sings for us at Chapel time.
3 Basketball-Sophomores vs. Juniors H. E.. Sophomores win Ithe
4 Sophomores experiment in gun powder.
5 Ngessrs. l..iebli'ng and Rowland give an en
semble concert in the Chapel. '
6 The Rev. lVlr. Hills conducts vesper services
7 The c-omet, with its satellites, appears.
juniors have a childrens' party.
8 "Stoppy" falls dow-n stairs.
9 "Brite and fair."
I0 Aforesaid comet, and satellites are again visible.
I2 Miss Sabin reads "The Passing of the Third Floor Back" in
, I3 Miss lVlcPheeters forgets to mention "Pat"
I5 More rain.
I6 Freshmen defeat the Juniors at basketball. Junior-Freshmen
spread in the gymnasium.
I7 St. Patrick's Day. -
I8 Miss Florence Bettray, of St. Clairs' College, gives a recital in tlte
I9 Dramatic Club presents three short plays.
20 Song service in the various Halls take the place of the regular
2l "Fare and warmer."
22 Trunks! I I
23-30 Easter Recess.
25 beach-parlyg attended by the teachers and students at Holton
30 First violet found on the campus. Cln Miss W's garclenj
McLaren Hall rehearses "Julius Caesar."
3I Rowing begins.
I Beloit Glee Club visits the College. A French play given in the
2 lVlcl..aren Hall entertains Johnston Hall with vaudeville.
3 lVlrs. Hurlburt talks on "IVlissions" in the Chapel.
4 Sophomores defeat the Freshmen at basketball.
5 Lucia Stone on time for Sociology Class!
Mr. Eddy talks on "Missions in India" in Chapel. '
"House girls are not excused for ,tardiness at first hour classes.
M. Postel and S. Jones please notice!
Frau Schumann-Heink's song recital. Largely
attended by the German students.
The Bowling Finals take place. Sibyl Holmes
wins the cup. Dr. Harvey D. Brown lectures
The Freshmen visit Merrill Hall Attic!
Miss Seymour talks on "Parsifal" in Chapel.
Illustrated lecture on, "The Growth of Nat-
uralism in ltalian Painting."
Miss johnstin talks on "Haley's Comet" in Chapel-"Ah!"
Strawberries!!! Miss Willis has measles.
Again "Fare and Warmer." Juniors have a party. '
Gymnasium exhibition at 7:30 P. M. under the direction of Miss
Dickerson. The College and Seminary Basketball teams play the
cup game, the victors being the College. Miss Sabin presents the
cup and the basketball emblems.
The Juniors have a party. Mrs. Smith from China arrives.
Mrs. Smith talks'on "Missions in China."
The College attends grand opera. Mrs. Smith talks on "China."
Miss Shorey gives the First of a series of lectures on "Personal
Hygiene." Again grand opera. Mrs. Smith talks on "China"
Mrs. Smith continues her talk on "China." Measles.
Mrs. Smith concludes her talk on "China." Measles.
The Freshmen entertain the Sophomores at a matinee dance and a
"picnic" in the cafeteria: Mr. Greenman lectures on "Watts"-
Merry Christmas! ! .
Ripon Glee Club gives an entertainment in fthe Chapel.
Song service in Chapel.
Members of the sociology class attended a dinner at Espenhai-n's,
given by the Civic League of Milwaukee, where Mr. Ward, ot
Rochester, N. Y., spoke on "The Public School as a Social
Miss Shorey gives the second of a series of lectures on "Personal
Verle Sells buys her spring hat.
Cumtux goes to press.
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