Milwaukee Downer College - Cumtux Yearbook (Milwaukee, WI)
- Class of 1910
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All the school's a Cumtux
And all the girls and teachers pictured therein:
They have their interests and their gayetiesg
And one girl in her course plays many parts,
Her acts being seven phases. At first the First Year
Trembling and fearing at the teacher's glance:
Then the would-be Prima-Donna, with her music
And rasping, screaming voice, screeching like an owl
Unbearably at school: And then the Athlete
Playing basket-ball, and skating on the pond
Full of life and glowing vigor: then the student
Deep in old books and musty manuscripts
Eager to know all, early and late at study,
Seeking the cherished information
Even in the candle light. And then the Poetess
Writing sad verses to the one adored
In nimble race after the fleeting muse
For an offering sent with flowers rare:
And so she plays her part. The sixth phase shifts
Into the blithe Domestic-Science Miss,
With cook-book under arm, and spoon in hand
Her youthful mind well skill'd a cake to bake
For her clear man: and her light-hearted thought
Turning again toward future home, plans
And studies all for it. Last scene of all
That ends this strange, eventful history
Is Senior Perfectness and fame forever endless,
Sans sin, sans blame, sans foe, sans everything.
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Classification of New Students, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. I4, I5,
First Semester begins -
Thanksgiving Recess -
- - IO a. m. Wednesday, Sept. I6,
- Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26, 27,
Christmas Vacation begins
Work is resumed - - -
Day of Prayer for Colleges
First Semetser ends - -
Second Semester begins
Washington's Birthday -
Easter Recess begins
Work is Resumed - - -
Tuesday, Dec. 22,
Wednesday, Jeri. 6,
Thursday, Jan. 28,
- Friday, Feb. 5,
- Monday, Feb. 8,
- Tiiiiredey, April s,
Wednesday, April 14,
Wednesday, June 16,
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WILLIAM W. WIGHT - - - President
HIRAM FERRIS - - - Vice-President
GEORGE L. GRAVES - - - - Secretary
HAMLIN L. CHAPMAN - - Treasurer
ROBERT C. DENISON - - - Janesville
NELSON P. HULST - - - Milwaukee
JOHN W. P. LOMBARD - - Milwaukee
H. A. LUEDKE --------- Milwaukee
MISS ELLEN C. SABIN ------ Milwaukee
MRS. CERTRUDE H. G. VAN DYKE - Milwaukee
CHARLES H. ANSON ------ Milwaukee
JOHN ESCH --------- La Crosse
FREDERICK T. GORTON - - - Portage
AMOS A. KIEHLE ---- - Milwaukee
HENRY A. MINER - - - - - Madison
WALTER S. PADDOCK - - - Milwaukee
CLEMENT E. WARNER - - - Windsor
MISS ALICE G. CHAPMAN ---- Milwaukee
DE WITT DAVIS ------- Milwaukee
MRS. HELEN CHENEY KIMBERLY - - Neenah
FREDERICK W. SIVYER ----- Milwaukee
JUDSON TITSWORTH ------ Milwaukee
MRS. MARY G. UPHAM - - Milwaukee
AUGUST H. VOGEL ---- - Milwaukee
CHARLES H. EC-GLESTON ---- Fox Lake
OTIS W. JOHNSON -------- Racine
THOMAS S. JOHNSON ----- Beaver Dam
WILLIAM WOODS PLANKINGTON - Milwaukee
MRS. MARY E. JEWELL SAWYER - - Oshkosh
MRS. CAROLINE C. THORSEN - - Milwaukee
WHEELER A. TRACY ---- - Madison
MRS. FRANCES M. WINKLER - - Milwaukee
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the book when you finish."
QWMAQU 6.1. Univ. of Chicago,
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS.
"Well, maybe you won't desire it, when you see it."
ALL . College.
PROFESSOR OF FRENcl-l.
"Write my name? With the greatest of pleasure. My degree? l'm used to
writing mine M. A., instead of A. M."
PROFESSOR OF GERMAN.
"l ought to write D. T., after my name-deutsche teacher."
' Wellesley College,
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.
"Degrees? Oh, l don't think much of them."
PROFESSOR OF VOCAL EXPRESSION.
"What is this? Oh! I have no title."
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PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY.
"Oh, l've got a had pen and little ink."
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PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS.
"What is this for?"
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PROFESSOR OF LATIN.
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PROFESSOR OF GREEI4,- GREEK AND LATIN.
"What do you want our degrees for?" I
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"ls this for the CUMTUX? No? What a good idea. Shall I sign all my
degrees? I guess only the last one because the greater includes the less."
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"How nice to be classed among the celebrities!"
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FRENCH.
"Degrees? I have only one."
74' 444 Univ. of Wisconsin
HISTORY AND ENGLISH.
"Oh yes! I'll put down my degree. It's so long since I've written it that I dont
know whether it's right or not."
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PHYSICS AND GEOMETRY.
They're all rather sparing of their names, aren't they?"
144. Q, Milton College
"What are you going to do with these? I'm actually frightened."
Ohl you want just the college faculty, don't you? I write my degree this way
So eine hubsche ldee alle die Namen zu bekommenf'
Certainly, where shall I write it?"
There! I started to write with red ink through the
"I suppose we ought to write very prettily-is this for the Kodak?"
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very force of habit."
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Univ. of Wisconsin,
BOTANY AND CHEMISTRY.
It is indeed an honor for me to place my name here."
is - l B. A., Milwaukee-
filet! o ' Downer College,
l'm afraid my name will never be among the famous ones in this list."
Art Institute of
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BOSTON ART MUSEUM: FRANK BRANGWYN, LONDON:
ART AND HISTORY OF ART.
h :Do you want it with my dirty hands? l had no idea there were so many teachers
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Wham' School of Gymnastics.
DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL TRAINING.
"The Autographs of Famous People. Hcw exciting!"
fa Z Graduate Armour Institute,
DIRECTOR OF DOMESTIC ARTS.
"What are these little books? lsn't that nice? lsn't it a queer day today? No,
I don't believe l want a CUMTUX. How much are they? No, l don't want one."
QQ I. Graduate Pratt Institute,
DIRECTOR HOME ECONOMICS.
"Whatl ls this to go down in history? Well, then, l'd better write with black
ink. These college records are nice things to keep. Thought you wanted a special
examination, that is why l held my collar."
Graduate Home Economies Department, Milwaukee-Downer College,
"I have no letters to put after my name now. but l hope to by the time l am fifty."
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"My signature? With pleasure. With the faculty? Shall l put librarian or
will you remember me just as l am?"
My signature is the ugliest thing I ever saw. Do I have to write any sentiment
Jfarultp of music
PROFESSOR OF PIANOFORTE.
Why! This seems ominous. Is it anything to make me ridiculous?"
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"What am I getting into? You aren't going to forge my name are you?
"SureI I only wish I had an M. A. to write."
My signature among the distinguished people? All right."
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HARMONY, HISTORY OF MUSIC AND PIPE ORGAN.
"First it was 'Miss,' then 'M. Sn' then 'lVlrs..' and now it is 'lVlama.'
Why certainly-Is this an autograph album?"
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Thesis: Pre-emption and the Homestead
Idea in our National Land Policy.
German Club, '08, '09.
Vice-President of Class, '09.
Thesis: Effect of Light on Rhizopus
President of Class, '09.
French Club, '08, '09.
German Clubg Bird Club, '09: Biology
Vice-President of Student Government
Thesis: Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
President of Class '08,
Vice-President of Y. W. C. A., '09:
Secretar of French Club '09
Executive Board of Student Government
INEZ I-IONADEL STROI-IM.
Thesis: The Element of the Grotesque
in Literary Art.
President of M-D-C. Chapter of Equal
Suffrage League '08, 'O9.
Kodak Board '06, '07, '08g Editor-in-
Secretary-Treasurer of Class '09.
Chief of Kodak, '08.
Secretary of Women's Inter-collegiate
Literary Union of Wis., '09.
Yankton, S. D.
Thesis: The Survivals of Ballad Forms
found in Nursery Rhymes and Games.
Kodak Board '07, '08, 'O9.
Treasurer Y. W. C. A., '08,
Editor-in-Chief of Cumtux '08.
President of Student Government Asso-
4 Delavan, Wis.
Thesis: The Evolution of the House in its
Relation to the Social Life of
President Consumers' League '08,
Y. W. C. A. Board '08, President Y.
W. C. A., '09.
Vice-President of Omnibus '08.
German Club, '09.
President of McLaren Hall House Com-
Thesis: The Relation between the Gluten
of Flour and the Quality of Bread.
Secretary of Class '06g President of
German Club '08, '09: Crew '06, '07.
Business Manager of Cumtux '08.
Chief Driver of Omnibus '09.
Bird Club '093 Biology Club, '09.
College Basket Ball Team '09.
ETHEL LUCILE MAGIE.
Thesis: Modern Treatment of Medieval
President of Dramatic Club, '05.
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Come listen, ye Sophomores, and I will tell
Of the works of a man ye honor so well.
"Much ado about nothing" will not fit in here:
It's Hamlet, my students, that I hold so dear.
For general excitement, just hie thee, my friend,
To Merrill Hall, third floor and to the west end,
For there you will see explosions galore
And sulphuric acid burning holes in the Hoor.
From room number ten, on floor number two,
Our history's dealt out to me and to you,
With a back-ground of maps and a fore-ground of books
Our Professor's most learned and wise in her looks.
The Forensics pass-word this year seems to be,
"All men are mortal"-a premise you see,
'Tis there that cold logic creeps into your thought,
And at times, a few other things, if you're not caught.
Oh, never our Fraulein would we forget,
Who lifts our thoughts nobly but sometimes doth fret:
She faithfully walks and beyond space seems to see
As her thoughts fondly turn to old Germanic.
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KATHARINE. MARGARET MAILER.
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The true secret of the Spur has ne'er been revealed
And from all but Freshmen is wholly concealedg
But the school at large may be glad to learn
What their searching eyes never could discern
In vain peeps through the glass door of Study Hall,
And their minds could not possibly fathom at all.
Quite frequently authors and poets appear
In the persons of Freshmen to whom they are dear.
Thaclceray and Eliot could not help growing vain,
If they saw their books acted,-made comically plain,
By maids with ability, which counts quite a bit
And frequently makes a tremendous, big hit.
Perchance you hear laughter and boisterous mirth.-
Then indeed does the audience see the actors' true worth.
So may our Spur live on for year after year,
Filling each Freshman's heart with wondrous good cheer!
H. M. S. 'I2.
Qt Uliale of the jfrwbman Qblass.
Once upon a time, in a wonderful country, and in a lovely part of that
country, there was a place known to all the people round about by the
high sounding name of Milwaukee-Downer College. For some strange
reason a great many beautiful and charming girls lived there together and
worked and played. Among all these hundreds there were sixty who
more than all the others made this College famous: for you must know that
all were not strong and active,--or if they were they did little to prove it.
However, these sixty splendid girls banded together and accomplished
great things. One afternoon, if you could have watched their queer be-
havior, you would have seen them cheering one of their number who was
rolling a large ball toward a number of wooden pins set up at one end of
a long, hard-wood side-walk. After a time the girl stopped and presently
she was given a large silver cup, which bore the inscription: "Bowling
At another time, six of these same girls demonstrated that they could
toss a large round ball into a basket at one end of a long room, which in
their strange language they called a "gym." They tossed the ball into this
basket many more times than the other six girls, called Sophomores, did.
Later two of them were chosen to repeat this performance with the College
Six, while not one of their former rivals was selected. It is no wonder
that these sixty-five young women were vastly proud of the name which they
bore-"Freshmen-l 91 Z!"
Here's to the dear old M. D. C.:
Here's to the nineteen-twelvesg
l-lere's to their color, the best on earth,
The yellow we wear ourselves.
Here's to the Hat we now shall seek,
Faithful as stars above:
l'lere's to the one who may Hnd it first:
I-lere's to the class we love.
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Mildred Corning - - - President
Ilma Stern - - Vice-President'
Phoebe Brundage - Secretary, Treasurer
Week Beginning June 7, l909.
Musical Hit of the Season.
"ON THE. TRAIL OF A HONEYMOONI'
Matinees Saturday and Wednesday.
U. Ross Presents
C A L L I E S M I T H
"THE CONCEIT OF WOMAN."
MLLE.. KOPF and MLLE. WILLIAMS
Prices 50C to SL50.
I. STERN, presents her latest play
"A LEADER OF MEN."
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ROLLER SKATING TOURNAMENT.
M A J E S T I C
High Class Vaudeville Bill.
ETHEL QUARLES Present for First Time
Latest Parisian Dancing.
Pl-IOEBE BRUNDAGE fMonologistj
Sketch "Satire on Johnston Hall House Committee."
ALBERT AND G-ROSS
Song ancl Dance Specialty
Song "To a College Car." -AND- "lVhen You're Late to French
MUSIC C LASS
ELSA KOOP - - -
RUTH DODGE - Secretary
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MARGARET McCONOCI-IIE - - Vice-President
ELEANOR SWAN ---- Secretary, Treasurer
ELEANOR PENNER, Milwaukee,
Essay: "The Modern Farm'
"Beauty and Harmony thus together meet
MARGARET McCONOCl-IIE, Portage, Wis.
Essay: "Kitchen Utensils"
"With her laughing eyes and shining hair."
ELEANOR SWAN, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Essay: "Food Legislation"
"Soft voiced like the little birds."
ANNETTE MAXWELL, C-alesville, Wis.
Essay: "The Lumber Centers of Wisconsin
"My voice is ragged, I know I cannot please you.'
NETTIE TORRANCE, La Crosse, Wis.
Essay: "l-listory of Infections from
Would there were more like her.
BESS SIMPSON, Portland, Ore.
Essay: "Friendly Micro-organisms" A
"'Maiden with the meek brown eyes."
POLLY GOLDSWORTHY, Iron Mountain, Mich.
Essay: "Evolution of Fashions"
"None knew thee but to praise thee."
ANITA DOI-IMEN, Milwaukee,
Essay: "l-lull l-louse Settlement"
"Wisdo'm shall die with thee."
BLANCHE DAVENPORT, Lester, Iowa.
Essay: "Adulteration of Food"
"And a scornful laugh laughed she. l-la!"
INA BAKER, Seattle, Wash. E ,
Essay: "Practical Dietetics"
"Oh keep me innocent, make others great." A
WINIFRED FRYE, Milwaukee,
, Essay: "The Food Supply of the
W City and its Relation to the Laborer"
' , "Lock the door on a woman's wit, and it will out
CLARA HAASE, Milwaukee,
Essay: "The Girl Question"
"Our little dimpled darling."
MAE WOOD, Milwaukee,
Does well and acts noblyg angels could do
Essay: "Children's Betterment League."
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NARCISSA BIGELOW, Milwaukee.
Essay: "l-lancliwork in Education"
"And mistress of herself though China fall.
LENORE TIEFENTHALER, Milwaukee,
Essay: "Fruit Growing"
"My life is one clemicl horricl grind." ETHEL PETERSON, Milwaukee,
Essay: "Infectious Diseases"
"By the wisclom of the centuries I speak
OLIVE BRISTOL, Milwaukee.
Essay: "Metal Coloring"
"Not fearing toil, nor length of weary ways."
EDNA ENGELHARDT, Milwaukee,
Essay: "Fireless Cookers"
"I shall rest contentedlyf'
President ------- EUNICE JOHNSON
Vlce President ------ LOUISE ELLISON
Secretary - - ----- HELEN GRAHAM
Green and White.
MEMBERS OF CLASS.
Anna May French
Good Matter of fact
Gladys Holmes Marjorie Holmes
Fredelia Whitehead Miriam Malone
Emma Zeissler Lucy Dayton
Ina Sparks Agnes Ammonson
Keen , Methodical
Katherine Ballard Margaret Young
LUCY Larson Carmen Seiker
Nilla Hoard Ora Johnson
Anilla Trencamp Dora Helmer
FOURTH YEAR CLASS
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"Oh Lord, lend me a pencil."
"Will you do an errand for me?"
Please pay your dues immediately."
My Pollywogs are dead."
My dear, believe me, I don't know a thing
Where s Norm?"
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I've lost my Virgil."
When I was in Europe-."
My folks at Mailcesan-."
I know the rule but I can't apply it."
That's a sparrow, that's a-."
"Oh I Portia."
My feet aren't so big?"
Oh-o-o-ol I wish I were home."
It appealed to me because-"
"Ach, mein crush, Herr Liebling lcommt."
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Q Masterton, Mildred HI have I0 Practice-"
Miller, Alice "The air in here is simply awful."
Murphy, Alice "I am waiting for Mary." fBrownQ
i Oviatt, Neita "That looks like Guernsey butter."
Rosenblatt, Doretta "My Iowa man-."
Rosenstein, Alice "My dear, its simply fierce."
Seaman, Margaret "Don't knock over my purse, you'll
G spill my fountain pen."
SCI10l'9t'. ECI!!! "What's our history?"
Strickland. Gertrude "I don't believe I know."
Tabor, Claire "Oh, shut up."
' Ulrich, Stella "I'll come with my hair in a braid."
Usher, Dorothy "Lend me an Algebra report card."
I Van Dyke, Nancy "It seems to me-.N ,
Wright, Mildred "I haven't even read it yet, my dear."
I Misa Tomson "Don't spell my name with an 'h'."
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Did you attend the Downer F air,
And see what we presented there?
Did you see the Fourth Year band,
And Miss Koop upon the stand,
With ivory-tipped baton in hand
Lead Quartiacci's simply grand?
Did you hear our prima donna
The beautiful Miss Oviatta
Sing, "Love Me and the World is Mine"
In just the very latest time?
And did you hear our soloists
Irma Bauch and tall Miss Gribble
With cornet and trombone bright
Play their parts just cut of sight?
Could you but have seen them all
The slim, the stout, the small, the tall,
In caps of red and coats the same,
Within the gates of long sought famel,
Let me but tell you of the rest,
For as you know, each did her best,
With eyes upon the leader's hand
Which cut the air with gestures grand.
Miss Rosenblatt and Rosenstein
Played along in perfect time.
While Davis on the violincello
Drew forth strains both soft and mellow.
Miss Jacobs with the big bass drum
Fairly made the whole room hum:
Gertrude Alden and Lillian Knell
From their Hddles brought many a yell.
Miss Adler with the Xylophone
Held her part all sole alone.
Stella Ulrich and gay Miss Tabor
Worked away with much hard labor.
Oh, a wonderful band, this band of mine
Picked from the Class of l909!
On the afternoon of December 5th, the entrance to Holton Hall
was entirely given over to the Fourth Years. On one side a large ineffec-
tive sign advised all visitors to check their wraps for five cents, and dis-
courage Quaker maids implored passersby to leave at least their rubbers
to their care, but each new arrival was more determined than the last to
hang on to her possessions, and the mournful maidens surreptitiously dropped
the last dimes of their allowances into the money box to save their reputa-
tions. On the other side under an inviting poster, beaming and triumphant
damsels sold tickets continuously to the "Quartiacci Orchestra," and
people jostled and pushed their way into Alumnae Hall. Here all the
afternoon the trained Italian band played music as compelling as the
"Pied Pipers," while their leader performed gymnastic feats with his
arms and legs with all the fire and enthusiasm of the South. Three times
the Spanish prima donna who had so charmed all the crowned heads of
Europe, captivated these democratic audiences with her wonderful soprano
voice which swelled and died away and swelled again in melodious selec-
tions from artistic musical comedies. And when the eyes of the audience
wandered for a moment towarcl the door, they were delighted by the sight
of Miss Tomson, usually calm and collected, waving her arms and nodding
her head in time to the music, forgetful of all save the beauty of "Hia-
watha." At six o'clock the members of the orchestra dropped their in-
struments, the prima donna smiled a last beamy smile over her im-
mense bunch of roses, and the last guests unwillingly departed. Then
all the performers feasted on pure ice cream and germless cake made by
the Domestic Scientists, and gloated over Miss Sabin's hearty praise.
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Whom are you going to take
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The Fourth Year Basket Ball Team and its notes from Miss Dickerson.
Lillian Knell and her psyche.
Edith Chapman and her type.
Emmeline lnbusch and her sweater.
Dorothy Usher and UT. Wall."
Alice Miller and her purse.
Marion Camp and her lunch box.
Sophie Kitz and her poetical translations.
Irma Gribble and her vocabulary.
Neita Oviatt and her agriculture.
Helen Hill and her wit.
Mildred Wright and her botany note-boolc.
The Fourth Year Class and its dues.
When first we made our entrance in
These halls of wisdom great,
We thought to be respected,
But received a lesser fate.
We had a wondrous picnic planned
And toasts that took one's breath,
But i908 our "eats" waylaid-
We nearly starved to death.
They thought it was just lots of fun
And quite a pleasing sight,
To see the First Years starving:
We paid them back all right.
When at their banquet feast they sat
We made the hall quite dark,
And left them sitting there amazed,
We thought it quite a lark.
We loved to race around the place
And often down would fallg
We'd hear, "There comes a First Year,
Abashed we'd walk the hall.
As Second Years we wiser grew
And reputation wong
We sold our dolls all at the fair
Our infant days were done.
We played the Juniors basket-ball
And hoped to win the game:
They won the day sixteen to six,
That altered not our fame.
As Third Years we grew Grecian too,
And prophesied with glee:
I have no doubt we were as true
As oracles could be.
The banquet to the Fourth Years staid
That we, the Third Years, gavel
Was ever feast so beautiful!
Each Fourth Year was our slave.
Then came their picnic in the park
Beside the river fair,
Excitement great, and wonderment,
And fun exceeding rare.
And now we've reached the pinnacle
Viewed oft, and envied too,
We stand as mighty Fourth Years
A band of chosen few.
We give a splendid symphony,
Our prima-donna sings,
We think we clo quite wondrously,
The hall with laughter rings.
The Exodus of the Wise Ones.
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the Tllibtrb years.
Ruth Allen-"For silence and chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise,
and to remain quiet within the house."f?J
Wanda Best-"Some say that meekness is above all else."
Lucile Bartlett-"How doth the little busy bee?"
Ruth Bingham-"Nymph of the downward smile and sidelong glance."
Mary Brown-"She has a certain style that catches the eye."
Jessica Boorse-"Toiling much, enduring much, fulfilling much."
Margaret Bower-"O rare pale Margaret, what lit your eyes with tearful
power, like moonlight on a falling shower?"
Janet Camp-"Her smile is sweet, but not for every one."
Dorothy Cunningham-"As true as steel."
l-lelen Constantine-"She's mother's sister's angel child."
Hannah Eschweiler-"She was a Phantom of delight when first she
gleamed upon my sight."
Clara Frank-"On study are my only thoughts."
Frances Gayle--"Be to her virtues very kindg
' Be to her faults a little blind."
Eleanor l-lanchette--"Ah me, how weak a thing the heart of woman is!"
Loraine l-laskin--"She is herself of best things the collection."
Ruth Horton-"None know her but to love her."
Beatrice Hyman-"Teach me how to make my own excuses."
Fannie Jones-"A certain miracle of symmetry, a miniature of loveliness,
all grace summed up and closed in little."
Natalie johnson--"The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or
the hand to execute."
Jennie Kinne-"A prodigy of learning."
Ruth Murphy-"Gentle of speech, benelicent of mind."
Harriet Paddock-"A brilliant mind, a manner kind."
Laura Perley-"Men may come, and men may go, but she talks on for-
Henrietta lsierce-"Sweet thought sitteth like a garland on her placid
Adelaide Rawson-"Wherefore that faint smile of thine, shadowy,
Marion Rawson-"l-ler hair is not more sunny than her heart."
Lillian Ros?-xA daughter of the gods, divinely tall, and most divinely
Muriel Schultz-"She hath a why for every wherefore."
Alma Sidenberg-"My tongue, though not my heart, shall have his will."
Ruth Sigrisit-"sweet Ruth, with thee I know not how, I feel my spirit
Ruth Taber-"Not so serious as she looks." '
Loretta Von Syburg-"A maiden modest, yet self possessed."
Margaret Zachow-"Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep."
Beatrice Zwetow-"To those who know thee not, no words can paint."
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SCENE.:-A beautiful garden by moonlight, at one end of which is a
fairy ball-room, brilliantly lighted by fire flies. The flowers are prepar-
ing for the ball.
Red Rose: Crushing up to Daisyj "Oh, Daisy dear, put my hair up
for me: I am in such a hurry and you always do it so well, you know."
Daisy: "Very well, Rose." fshe dresses Rose's hair.J
Tulip: Daisy, you promised to help me dress, you know you did.
Daisy: "In a moment, dear."
Lilac: "Daisy, Mr. Dandelion is here for me now: please button that
top button quickly." CDaisy buttons it.,
Pansy: "Daisy, I am sorry you are not going to the ball tonight, but
you have no pretty clothes you know, and while you are quite pretty, you
are not striking."
Enter Phlox, the butler: "Ladies, the carriages are ready."
All: "Good-night, Daisy, and thank you for helping us. We will
tell you all about the ball. Don't be lonesome, dear."
Daisy: fwith a little sob in her voicej "Good-night, girls, and have
just the best time possible."
flixit, all but Daisyj
I "Oh dear, what Pansy said was true, I am not pretty and have no
pretty clothes, but I would so have loved to go to the ball tonight, and
have an enchanting time as the other girls will. I am the only one left at
home too. I think I will talk to Crass: she is a dear old soul and always
Daisy Cto Grassjz "Well, Grass dear, you see I am all aloneg the
other girls have gone to the ball."
Grass: "And you are still happy and cheerful? Some girls would
be sobbing their eyes out."
Daisy: "Indeed, I wanted to go very badly, but I can't: so I came to
talk with you."
Grass: "Well, I have something to tell you that will make you very
happy, I am sure. Today through the open windows of a girls' school, I
heard-well, what do you suppose I heard?"
Daisy: "Oh, Grass, please tell me, I am so excited."
Grass: "Well, the girls were voting for a class flower, and which
do you suppose they chose?"
Daisy: "The Rose?"
Grass: "No, you, the Daisy."
Daisy: "lVle! Why, what did they choose me for? I am not pretty
and no one cares for me."
Grass: "Oh yes, they do, Daisy. They said that you were so mod-
est, patient, and sweet, that even though you were not so beautiful as many
other flowers, yet they wished their class to represent you and your many
Daisy: "Dear Grass, I am happier now than a thousand beautiful
balls could make me. Now I am going to try to live up truly to the ideals
those dear girls have of me, and I don't care if I am not pretty and have
no pretty clothes, if I can be what they want their class to be."
Crass: "You are now, Daisy, and won't have to try. You are a
dear, sweet girl, and I am glad you are so happy now. Good-night, dear,
and pleasant dreams to you."
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"Tell me not in idle prattle
M. D. C. is lots of fun,
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"School is real! School is earnest!
Men and midnight spreads, a fib.
Lessons long and squelches many
And there's no such word as 'crib.'
In this wor!d's mad rush for knowledge,
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Hope within and June ahead.
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Seem more bright than is today,
'Webers,' shows, and Friday evenings
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President .................. Mrs. Chas. L. Babcock, '00
First Vice-President ......... Mrs. James Sidney Peck, '56
Second Vice-President ........... Mrs. S. D. Johnson, '80
Third Vice-President. . . ...... Miss Helen Collins, '94
Recording Secretary .............. Miss jean Tainsh, '06
Corresponding Secretary ......... Miss Sarah L. Ferris, '98
' Treasurer ............... Miss Elizabeth L. Burdick, '02
Permanent Secretary ............ Miss Clara W. Rich, '02
Number of graduates of Milwaukee College ..... ............ 2 33
Number of graduates of Downer College ......... . . . 85
Number of graduates of Milwaukee-Downer College. . . . . . 63
Total ..... ......... ............ ..... 3 8 l
The first Alumnae Bulletin was issued in February, l909. It is the
purpose of the association to issue a Bulletin twice a year to carry news of
the Alumnae to far away members. The Literary Committee for the year
I908-I909 is composed of Miss Victoria Rich, '04, Chairman, Miss
Amelia A. Patterson, '84, and Miss Mary Helen Collins, '94.
The Mid-winter meeting was held in Alumnae Hall Saturday, Feb-
ruary 27th, l909. About forty Alumnae enjoyed a delightful program,
consisting of songs by Miss Louise Kispert, '07, Miss Helen Stickney, '08,
and Miss Hester Adams, '07, and a talk by Mrs. James Sidney Peck on
her trip around the world.
W lklilonday, June l4, l909, will be Alumnae Day in Commencement
Mrs. E. Everett Holbrook flsabel N. Flanders, '58J and Mrs. S. B.
Duryea CKate Flanders, '68, have been visiting Mrs. Jas. G. Flanders
fMary C. Haney, '66J. Mrs. Holbrook presented the College with a
check for Sl00.00 for the Library. The Librarian also acknowledges a
gift of 350.00 from the Alumnae Association and one of 35.00 from Mrs.
A. Pipkin fMary L. Parker, '73D.
Mrs. James Sidney Peck QEllen M. Hayes, '56J has just published
a delightful book, "Travels in the Far East."
Mrs. Stanton Allen fMaria McLaren, '88J and Miss Mary McLaren,
'84 are living in Hood River, Oregon.
Mrs. Wm. Merkel fFannie Brown, '94J is living in Portland, Oregon.
The Alumnae are looking forward to a visit from Mrs. Lewis M.
Isaacs CEdith Juliet Rich, '97J in June.
Miss Annie Shakman, '97, and Mr. Benj. M. Poss were married in
the fall of l908.
Miss Sarah L. Ferris, '98, is teaching Latin at Milwaukee-Downer
On January 22d, I909, a son was born to Mrs. Frank Elwood Har-
rigan Clrrances M. Bill, '0IJ.
Miss Elizabeth A. Lathrop, '02, is teaching English in the high school
at Brodhead, Wisconsin.
Miss Gertrude Paine, '01, is teaching in the West Side High School,
Miss Florence Currie, '04, is librarian at the State University, Seattle,
Miss Winifred Waddington, '04, and Mr. Jas. Elbert O'Neill, of
Argyle, Mo., were married in the fall of l908.
Miss Evelyn Niedecken, '04, is teaching Chemistry at South Division
High School, Milwaukee.
Miss Josephine Jelinek, '04, is teaching in the Children's Free Hospital,
Miss Jean Tanish, '06, is instructor in Algebra at Milwaukee-Downer
Miss Hester Adams, '07, is singing in the First Unitarian Church, Mil-
The engagement of Miss Louise Kispert, '07, to Mr. Lynn Smith of
Jefferson, Mo., is announced.
Miss Katherine Skelton, '07, is teaching in the High School at Jeffer-
son, Wis. f at
Miss Ruby Koenig, '08, is at the University of Wisconsin, studying for
the Master's Degree in French and German.
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"I cannot say, and I will not say
That she is dead-She is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand
She has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you-Oh you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return-
Thinlc of her faring on, as dear
in the love of There as the love of Here.
I think of her still as the same, I sayg
She is not dead- She is just away!"
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Student Government Association.
LUCY FRENCH ---------- President
MAUDE CAMPBELL - - - - Secretary-Treasurer
GRACE ARNOLD - - McLaren Hall Representative
RUTH STERLING - - Johnston Hall Representative
EMILY ELMORE - ----- City Student
Y. W. C. A.
ELMA BARKER ---- - - - - President
CAROLINE GAGE - - Vice-President
RUTH STERLING - - - Secretary
MARIE CHAMBERLAIN - - Treasurer
ELLA WOOD ----- Chairman of Inter-Collegiate Com.
FLORENCE DUTTON - - - Chairman of Social Com.
RUTH HYDE - - - Chairman of Missions Com.
RUTH BETTIS - - Chairman of Devotional Com.
CAROLINE GAGE - - Chairman of Membership Com.
Social Service Club.
HELEN LEE ---- - - President
NEITA OVIATT - - Vice-President
GERTRUDE ALDEN - - - Secretary
ADELAIDE RAWSON - - Treasurer
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PORTIA I-IOWE - - -
MARGARET DAVISON -
ELIZABETH TIMME -
HARRIET I-IANEY -
ESTELLE HANCHETT -
LENA B. STEBBINS - -
OLGA SCHUETTE - -
LUCIA STIEMKE -
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- Musical Section
- Literary Section
- - Dramatic Section
Current Events Section
Arts ancl Crafts Section
- Classical Section
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Faith Smith Alice Charlton
I-lelen Lee Constance Rice
BOARD OF EDITORS.
RUTH BATTIS, 'IO ------- Editor-in-Chief
HELEN CONNOR, 'I I - - Assistant Editor
MARTHA RAHR, 'IO - - - - Business Manager
MARIE CHAMBERLAIN, 'I I - - Ass't Business Manager
VICTORIA RICH, '04 - - Alumnae Editor
Dorothy B. Usher, Chairman, '09
Helen Lee, '09
Dorothy Cunningham, 'IO
Ruth Taber, ' I O
Athlyn Surles, 'I I
Alice Chapman, 'O9
Alice Chapman Miller, '09
Ruth Murphy, 'IO
Margaret Bouer, 'IO
Constance Hoyt, Sem. Sp.
Ruth Linclsay, 'II
Lucy French, 'O9
Margaret Davison, 'I I
Harriet Haney, 'I2
Katherine Gregg, 'I2
Lucia Stone, 'II
Ruth Sterling, 'I I
Nora Davis, 'I2
Nilla Hoarcl, H. E., 'IO
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X I-IARRIET I-IANEY+President.
', L ESTELLE HANCHETT--Sec. and
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MARIE CHAMBERLAIN ---- President
ELLA WOOD ---- Secretary and Treasurer
Miss Eleanor Brown-Honorary Member.
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College Equal Suffrage League
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EMILY ELMORE - - Vice President
ELIZABETH TIMME - - Secretary and Treasurer
OFFICERS '08 and 09
MISS ELSA HOFF - - President
MISS I-IERTHA VOJE - lst Vice President
MRS W. C. BRUNDER - 2nd Vice President
MISS RACHEL FOX - - 3rd Vice President
MISS ELSA SUTTERLE - 4th Vice President
MISS CAROL HAMILTON - Recording Secretary
MISS ALICE PILLSBURY - Corresponding Secretary
MISS ALMA EIRINC: - - Treasurer
Mrs. Charles Ott
C. A. A. McGee
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Lena B. Stebbins
Lincla C. l-lolley
Miss Carpenters Chorus.
Gertrude Van Dyke
If sther Christensen
OFFICERS OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
EMILY ELMORE -------
GERTRUDE VAN DYKE. - - - Vice-President
LOIS SUTTLE ---- Secretary and Treasurer
Elizabeth Hiestand Tennis
Ruth Battis Rowing
Helen Connor Riding
Johanna Klingholz Basket Ball
Lois Suttle Hockey
Helen Hood Bowling
Nena Wilson Ruth Battis
Martha Rahr Lena B. Stebbins
Ethel Clark Pansy Gage
Lucia Stone Bessie Taylor
SENIOR HOME ECONOMICS
Florence Crosby Eleanor Penner
Lenore Tiefenthaler Evelyn Turner
Dorothy Rogers Annette Maxwell
JUNIOR HOME ECONOMICS
Mabel Crossen Helen Wray
Grace Comstock Nora Buell
Jessie O'Kief Hannah Crofoot
May 29, l908.
Shot put - Evelyn Turner
Fast walk - - Bertha lVlclVlillan
Putting Contest - - Lucy French
Basket Throwing - - Emily Elmore
Three-legged race Misses Barth and Gilbert
Hundred yard dash - - Helen Wray
Fifty yard dash - Evelyn Turner
Broad jump - - Emmeline II1bUSCl1
High jump ----- Helen Wray
Total number of points: College 48, Seminary 33.
The Silver Loving Cup was awarded to the College.
Sophomores vs. Senior Home Economics.
Freshmen vs. Junior Home Economics.
Result: Senior Home Economics and Freshmen won.
Regatta:-June IZ, l908.
Senior Home Economics vs. Freshmen.
Result: Freshmen won the Cup presented by the Sophomores in com
memoration of'finding the l-lat.
of Third Years
of Fourth Years
of Juniors -
of College and Seminary
- Ruth Allen
- Claire Tabor
- Golden Lanning
- Emily Elmore
March I9 ancl 26, I909.
Third Year - - - - Ruth Horton
Fourth Year - Emmeline Inbusch
Champion of Seminary - Emmeline Inbusch
Freshman - - - Avrina Pugh
Sophomore Ruth Sterling
junior - - - Emily Elmore
Champion of College and Seminary - Avrina Pugh
November 23, I908. College vs. Seminary.
Result: College, 20: Seminary, I3.
March I, 1909. juniors vs. Home Economics.
Result: Juniors, 32: Home Economics, I0.
March 9, I909. Freshmen vs. Sophomores.
Result: Freshmen, 22: Sophomores, 9.
March IZ, l909. Juniors vs. Freshmen.
Result: Juniors, 29: Freshmen, 24.
Feb. 26, I909. Fourth Years vs. Third Years.
Result: Fourth Years, 24: Third Years, I9.
April I6, I909. College vs. Seminary.
Result: Seminary, 29: College, I7.
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Dear absent-minded lVlr. Blakeley came strolling down Jackson street
bound for the court-house to look for some data he thought he had left
there in his desk that afternoon. As he crossed the street, his attention
was arrested by glimpses of color flashing from a passing street car. At
Biddle the car halted and a bevy of flushed daintily-gowned girls and their
pleasant patronesses alighted and walked hurriedly toward the Athenaeum.
"Dear me," ejaculated Mr. Blakeley, "what can Miss Sabin be lead-
ing that crowd to?" His memory gave a jog. "Oho! I remember.
Mother told me to hurry back for we were to be among the patrons and
patronesses at the Milwaukee-Downer College Promenade this evening."
-is as -is as
The Blakeleys-a little tardy to be sure-after hurriedly laying
aside their wraps, passed through the crowd of young people and along the
line of the receiving party in the long drawing-room. Here and there was
a group of fluttering girls a little anxiously awaiting the arrival of their
men. Every time cards were brought in there was a low murmur of excite-
ment. When the orchestra was heard tuning up the lucky girls whose men
were on time gradually sauntered up to the ball-room. CA program of
twenty-five dances flashes past all too quickly and a few extra-extras are
The Blakeleys, the ladies of the faculty, and other patrons and
patronesses ascended to the brilliantly illuminated ball-room and retired,
some to the raised platforms at either side of the spacious doorway. some to
the cozy balcony above. Mr. Blakeley from the balcony expressed his sur-
prise at the marvelous change in the atmosphere of the place. Graceful
festoons of smilax broke the ugly wastes of wall space between the high-
arched, heavily-curtained windows.
The music came as by magic from a bower of palms and the gay
dancers formed a long wavering line for the grand march.
"Mother, did you ever see a more charming sight than .those pretty
girls with their stalwart gallants?" Mrs. Blakeley nodded assent but her
mind was fleeting to another "year-end" party when she was a happy rol-
licking girl. Leaning on the arm of a tall manly youth, she had led the
grand march that night.
It seemed no time when the Blakeleys left the "vision of lovelinessn
to go down to supper-a repast exquisitely served at softly lighted small
tables. Even as they sat chatting merrily with the young couple who had
escorted them down. the alluring strains of melody came to them. Almost
unconsciously they hurried to get back among the gliding dancers. Of
course their excuse was that others were waiting their turn to dine.
After all, the Blakeleys stayed till one, though they had planned to
leave before the party was over. They could not bear to start, either, till
about all the young people had Hled out to the dressing-rooms. It was such
a step home they did not have James come for them. Secretly each was
glad, for it gave them an opportunity to watch the jubilantly happy young
folks leisurely stroll down to the car. As they turned the corner to go into
the house, Mr. Blakeley gave one last furtive glance over his shoulder.
The girls were lingeringly boarding the car while the young men stood
bareheaded in the glare of the street-lights. Miss Cowles was gallantly
assisted aboard the car, the bell clanged and the car disappeared.
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"Chl I tell you it was awful!" And bang! the pillow hit the win-
"Conniel What is the matter? Can't you sleep?"
A moment's pause and then, "All ready-one, two-one, two-
shoulders down-one, two-eyes in the boat-one, two-quicken the
pace-one, two, and the voice died away in a groan, only to resume in an
excited high tone. "lVlr. Chapman, those oar-locks have got to be fixed.
I can't row another time. Awkwardness, indeed! It's a burning shame
to have a regatta with such oars and locks."
"Oarloclcs? Well, Connie, what are you talking about? Go to
"'To sit throughout a race, the final race, and hold your oar and pull
and pull and have that horrid little bit of wire cause you all the trouble-
"Time? I don't know what's the time, Lemon? I'm lemon enough,
don't put any under my nose. Who's winning? Who'll get the cup?
What do I care? See the next race? See some one else hold up an oar?
See some one rowing in my place? Someone else as No. 4411"
"Connie, will you wake up?"
"Well, what's the matter? Is the hall burning down? Quit your
"It's grewsome to hear all this talk of oarloclcs and such in the middle
of the night."
"Oarlocks? Oh yes, I remember. Last year's regatta was my
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Friday, June I2f- 4:00
Saturday, June l 3-12:30
Sunday, ,I une
P. M.-Graduating Recital of Music De-
P. M.-Reunion and Luncheon of Mil-
w aukee-Downer Club.
P. M.-Lawn Fete in honor of Graduat-
P. M.-Dramatics: "A Winter's Tale."
P. M.-Graduating Exercises of Dep't of
Home Economics. Address
by Rev. Frederick Edwards,
Ulphigenia in Aulis."
P. M.-Baccalaureate Sermon by Rev.
John Walker Powell of Duluth,
at Plymouth Church.
P. M.-Exhibit of Studio Work and of
P. M.-Commencement Concert.
A. M.--Senior Class Day Exercises .
P. M.-Graduating Exercises of the Semi
P. M.-Presiclent's Reception.
P M.-Commencement Exercises. Ad-
dress: "Woman's Education
and Modem Life." By Jane
Addams, A. B., LI... D.
Dedication of Home Economics
P. M.-Alumnae Luncheon and College
P. M.-Business Meeting of Alumnae
Qlilectinn at 1fHliI1uaukee:Eotnner.
Undoubtedly the present executive of our commonwealth is not aware,
nor ever will be, that he made a speech in the small chapel of Milwaukee-
Downer College, on the very day, when he was anxiously awaiting the de-
cision of thousands of men as to his fitness for the highest office of our land.
Even though Taft himself may be ignorant of this assembly, the fact re-
mains that the speech was made, and not only that one but many others too.
No one platform ever before held all the candidates for office, as did ours
on the afternoon of November 4, l908, and no audience ever appreciated
the -speakers as did this particular one.
Here stood Thomas Watson, the "Farmer's Friend," in the personal-
ity of Miss Grace Arnold, and expounded his platform, ridiculing the
seeking of office for the mere honor in it, begging for principal in this and
all other things, and stating with the courage of his convictions, "We must
return to the Jeffersonian democracy."
The applause, caused by this patriotic speech, had hardly died away,
when Miss Inez Strohm, the chairman, introduced Miss Lillian Remsburg,
as Thomas Hisgen, the representative of the People's Party. Following
this and in answer to such cries as "Down with Rum," "Get on to the
Water Wagon," "Drink Nee-ska-ra," Eugene Chafin, or Miss Maude
Hawkins, stood before the audience, stating in plain words his cause, and
showing that long explanation was unnecessary since "We don't have a
platform with lots of planks mixed up in it." The fourth speaker was the
celebrated Eugene V. Debs, appearing in the disguise of Miss Ella Wood,
but speaking with all the fervor and ardor of the great labor leader.
"Stop your cryin' and vote for Bryan" read the sign of the Democrats
and the people followed the advice, at least for a few minutes, as the world
renowned William Jennings Bryan, represented by the Freshman President,
stood up to make his final plea for the year l908. Little of his speech can
be remembered, at least connectedly, for little of it was heard connectedly,
so numerous were the interruptions, and cheers from his ardent followers
and hisses from his enemies.
As Taft, impersonated by Miss Helen Connor, stepped to the front,
such a tremendous burst of applause greeted him, that, for some moments,
speaking was impossible, until curiosity finally conquered enthusiasm. Taft
began by stating in a matter-of-fact way, 'Tm not an orator, I'm not a vote-
getter, but I'm a conviction-getterf' and the truth of his statement was
proved by the vote, which gave Taft one hundred and eighty-one against
fifty-five for Bryan.
Qs Quaker glfair.
" Yea, Friend, I am a Quaker, and come from Pennsylvania state.
"Thee would know how I do like this state? This afternoon did please me as never
before did anything since I left my home, now a fortnight ago. Thee is of these parts?
Then thee knows that on this fifth day of the twelfth month, the maidens of Milwaukee-
Downer College and Seminary did have a Quaker Fair. It was this morning that I did
hear it talked upon in all the parts of this great city, and it was this afternoon, between
the hours of three and four, that I did come to the college to see of it myself. There I
did have but to follow the folk who did go therein up to the gymnasium, wherein the
fair was held. What I did see from the doorway was indeed a great refreshment unto
me-a great refreshment. On either side of the somewhat long room, they did have
booths decked in our dear gray color, and, what was most pleasing of it all to my eyes,
were the maidens themselves in their simple gray dresses and caps and white kerchiefs,
with their 'thees' and 'thous,' and their sweet smiling faces.
"lt seemeth that every class did have a booth unto itself and there was a most
goodly array of all good things. Thee asks of what in particular? Of fanciful calen-
dars that the maidens themselves designed: of bows, bags, laces, and such like varieties
for the womenfolkg in one corner, of a most real imitation of a sleeping car section,
around which all things needful to the traveler were to sell: one booth of things most
cunningly devised of paper: others of gay pictures which one calleth posters, of col-
lege pennants, not unseemingly gay, of dolls, of which I did buy a Quaker one to
please the little maiden at home, and sweetmeats, of which I also was tempted to buy
not a few-thee knows the way on itl And in the purchasing of these sundry articles
it was good but to note the careful regard of the maidens of accent and inflection:
they did even so speak as that it would deceive the best of us Quakers.
"At the end of the hall-Thee hast been there?-my curiosity was muchly excited
by a curtain behind which, it was told to me, lay the Freshman stunt. I, puzzling
greatly upon this name, never before heard by me, did venture it to enter and did find
seated therein a most charming young maiden with white powdered hair and frock
of a curious fashion to represent an elderly dame. 'lVlistress,' said I, 'is thee the
Freshman stunt?' 'Nay, Friend,' she gravely made answer, 'only a part of itg' and then
most graciously added, 'lf thee will be seated, thee shall soon see the rest of it.' Then
she did explain to the people there gathered that she was Aunt Jerusha and to us would
show the portraits of the rest of the family. This she did do by drawing each time
a curtain behind which more maidens did pose to represent all the members of the
family. It was most cleverly arranged and most entertaining withal, though my con-
science did warn me that it did somewhat partake of the nature of a theatre, which thee
knows our religion forbiddeth.
"As I did walk slowly back through the hall musing upon how good it were but
to be there, my ear was arrested by sounds from above in the gallery, where people
did sit around white covered tables, upon each of which were pink roses, while white
capped maidens did industriously serve them with hot steaming dishes. When I did
reach the doorway, however, and was considering of a way to join myself unto them,
I by a small room to my right was attracted, where stood more white covered tables
with more white capped maidens, and the fragrant odor of coffee did tempt me to
"After partaking of that most excellent beverage, regretfully I did make my way
down the stairway. At its foot I was startled by a sound, of what seemed to my
unaccustomed ear, most unseemly levity. I did feel that I should like to consider of it.
So I did follow the folk who did seem to be going in the direction from whence it
proceeded. At the end of a turning we did enter a room there to see what they did
call the Fourth Year stunt. And this time it was a group of young maidens, with red
caps and brass buttons, like unto a group of Italian musicians-and. in truth, their
wish it was to appear so-with a leader, who his hands did use in a most wonderful
manner, and a most bedecked woman who did sing in a too high pitched tone. I did
sit there and marvel and grieve to see of this riotous frivolity among so much of
youth and purity,-did consider how much better they were without it. Then quite
suddenly, in their faces, and in these of the people around me, I did see of the meaning
more rightly-did see of the fun with the innocence behind it-did wonder indeed if
'drab goodness be better than red goodness'-and then did go away well pleased withal.
And so it was, Friend, so it was a true Quaker fair, and a true Quaker spirit-dear
maidens-'there are those, who by birthright are not with us, but are of us-are of us.'
Good-day Friend, good-day."
NOTE:-NO doubt many of us noticed this grave Quaker gentlemen in our midst
but mistakenly thought him to be Miss Elmore!
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There are few days in our school year that stand out more vividly
or prominently in our "fond recollections" than the morning of February
l2th, when special exercises were given in our chapel to commemorate the
one hundredth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Miss Ford gave
the introductory talk-short, interesting, and "to the point"-and after
papers on "Lincoln's Boyhoodn and "Lincoln the Young Man," the Glee
Club sang that most inspiring and appropriate of songs, "We're Coming,
Father Abraham," composed at the time of Lincoln's famous call for
men, and commemorating the more famous response to that call. The
next two papers were "Selections from Lincoln's speeches" and "Lincoln,
the Lonely President," the latter touching upon a more unfamiliar though
perhaps the most pathetic phase of his life, eloquently expressed in his own
words, "I have been driven many times to my lcneeslby the one over-
whelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go." And then, after sing-
ing the "Recessional," the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," hearing the
Culee Club sing "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground," and lis-
tening to papers on "Lincoln's Attitude Toward Slavery," "Lincoln and
Reconstruction," the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, the reci-
tation of "Oh, Captain, My Captain," and an "Ode to Lincoln," we
reached what was in many respects "the most interesting feature" of the
program, an address by Mr. Early. Mr. Early is the college engineer and
an "old soldier," being able to boast of having served in the Fifth Mass.
Volunteers. In a delightful way he told us several personal reminiscences
of the war and of the great man whom the soldiers loved: about the time
when Lincoln reviewed his regiment and shook hands with each man: and
then how he himselfiwas on picket duty the night when the news of Lin-
coln's assassination reached their camp and the effect it had upon all there-
an effect which we saw was strong enough to have endured in at least one
old soldier's heart until the present day.
After Mr. Early's address, President Wight told us a "true story"
and one which is now published for the first time. l-le said that once
upon a time when Lincoln stopped in a small town in New York, and from
the back platform of his car, made a short speech, there was a certain small
boy in that small town, who, being of an enterprising spirit, managed to
wriggle his way through the crowd and secure standing room in the very
front room,-an eager bit of humanity right under the President's nosel
Now the engineer had strict orders to go at the end of a certain time and,
being evidently a very faithful individual, when that time came, the car
went, starting to move away in the middle of one of Lincoln's sentences.
This rather abrupt departure caused the crowd to start forward in quick
surprise, and the small boy was thrown to the ground, receiving an ugly
cut on his face. Then President Lincoln, leaning forward as the train
slowly pulled out, said, in a tone which our imagination can surely repro-
duce, "I am sorry for that little boy." So ended President Wight's story,
but mine would be incomplete without adding what perhaps you have al-
ready guessed--that the small boy "grew and waxed strong in spirit," and
is indeed no other than the much loved and honored president of our trustees.
l Then followed the singing of our splendid new song, "America the
Beautiful," quotations from and anecdotes of Lincoln, and the last paper,
"Tributes to Lincoln," which emphasized the universality of these tributes
-tributes of all types and from all races and conditions of men.
After the reading of the "Gettysburg Address" the exercises were
fittingly closed by "America."
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On the fifteenth of February, at 4 o'clock, the girls of Johnston Hall
entertained the McLaren Hall girls, at a party in honor of the patron
saint of the fourteenth, St. Valentine. The parlor was decorated in keep-
ing with the occasion. Dan Cupid was much in evidence, the walls being
ornamented with pictures of the blind god. Chains of hearts hung from the
chandelier to the corners of the room.
Each guest was asked to draw a card in the form of a heart, on which
was written the number of the Johnston Hall girl, who was to be her part-
ner for the afternoon. After this, the guests took their places at small
tables where they were set to work at solving the popular picture puzzles,
the latest craze of our craze-ridden times. To say that these puzzles
were harder to cope with than many of the problems of higher education,
is putting it mildly, as any observer of the girls' tense attitudes and knit-
brows will testify to. Few tables were successful in placing together the
bits of paper to form a given picture. However, grave and reverend
Seniors are not always the quickest at games of this sort, as was shown
when Lucy Stremke, a Freshman, walked away with the prize. Possibly
reminiscences of childhood days and the geography puzzle cling to Fresh-
men better than to Seniors. The rest of the afternoon was spent in chatting,
and the McLaren Hall girls declared that, though they always have a
good time at this annual event, this year's party was even more enjoyable
than its predecessors.
flbbe fbenrge Qlwasbingtun Banquet.
In the art room of my memory
Is a picture fair to see,
'Tis the picture of a banquet
Which occurred at M. D. C.
On a holiday in winter
Of the year of nineteen-nine,
When we reviewed the customs
Of the days of "Auld Lang Sync."
Round the heavy laden table
In the oaken dining hall,
Hung with colors and with emblems,
Lighted by the candles small,
Can be seen the forms and faces
Of colonial maids and men,
Maids in old, old-fashioned dresses
Men with whitely powdered tresses,
All surround the festive board.
At a table that is smaller
And encircled by the other
There are seated famous statesmen
Who attend this celebration
Held in honor of that great man
Called the "father of his country."
'Tis his birthday gives occasion
For this stately celebration
And Ben Franklin is the host,
Seated at whose left the Frenchman,
The beloved LaFayette,
Also is a guest of honor
In the land America.
Patrick Henry and John Adams,
These are neighbors at the table,
Also Thomas Jefferson,
All the names we are most proud of,
All the men we read the most of,
Each one toasts our Washington.
Then the eighty guests assembled
Rise and sing as is their custom
Songs of college life and cheer,
Each one saying to his neighbor
"What a good time we've had here! "
February 22, l909.
Now, don't look worried, because this isn't going to be a homesick
letter at all. I'm so glad you persuaded me to stay here for vacation,
really, truly glad. Washington's birthday is the best day in the school
year, and the cotillion is the best part of the day. It seemed rather lone-
some this morning, but when after breakfast all the girls appeared in white
dresses, I began to be interested, and by the time we all, college and semi-
nary, had formed in a long line in Holton l-lall, with black ribbons on our
arms if we were "men," it was quite exciting. We began with a grand
march, in which each one received an American flag as a favour. Then
came the prettiest part of all. Eight of the seminary girls, in Colonial
dress, danced the minuet. How I wish you could have seen them! They
looked so graceful and stately. We clapped and clapped until finally
they came back and did it again.
Then we all danced. I am saving my favours to show them to you.
The caps, muffs, flags, and flowers are just as pretty as they can be. The
girls must have worked hard to get them ready. We had some funny
figures too. In one, all the girls stood behind a curtain and held out their
hands. Then the "men" danced with the one whose hand they took, and
so we kept on till lunch time. This is the most exciting day! Now I
must get ready for the banquetg so, good by, mother.
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In the archives of that world-famous, though short-lived, University
of the Princess Ida it is nowhere recorded that in any of her numerous
public utterances, when she boldly "dashed into rhythm the passion of the
prophetessf' she foresaw the climax of her strenuous efforts "to mould the
woman to the fuller day." No! the Princess failed to mention the
Milwaukee-Downer Pageant of June, l909. That this unparallelled
omission was due neither to British insularity nor to limitation in prophetic
powers is certain from the cosmopolitan spirit and marvelous insight evinced
in her recorded speeches. Only the delicacy and self-forgetfulness that
characterized this noble woman in all her public and private relations, can
account for this apparent oversight. Foreseeing that she and her court
were to figure as the central feature of the Milwaukee-Downer festival,
good taste dictated that she leave it to time to unfold this latest blossom from
the seed of her planting. That this blossom happens to be Ha little western
flower," though no "love-in-idleness," may lend significance to ithis,
our Midsummer Day-Dream.
Mingling play with profit, as the Princess prehgured on that memora-
ble day when she rode forth with all her maidens and pitched her pavilion
upon the swarcl, once again she holds her all-day court in the open. and as
before, so now, she might exclaimz-
"Our court is always May: buds out in masques,
Breaks into feathered merriment, and flowers in silken pageantsf'
And all this to do honor to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in this the hun-
dredth year since his birth. For who so worthy to praise Tennyson as
Tennyson himself? The Laureate's work will be commemorated in the
following episodes, which form the pageant:
PROLOGUE-OPENING OF THE COURT OF THE
The Freshman Class.
EPISODE I:-THE PROMISE OF MAY.
The First Years.
The bringing in of the May: dancing and singingg crowning of the Lady
Florag The Day-dream.
EPISODE II:-THE DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN.
The Second Years.
Robin Hood and all his merry men: Maid Marian and other maidens: The
May-pole song and Morris dance.
EPISODE III.-THE FORESTERS.
The Third Years.
The pre-Raphaelite work of Tennyson will here be illustrated in this pageant
of noble ladies from every age and every realm.
EPISODE IV :-THE IDYLLS OF THE HEARTH.
The Home Economics Department.
Shepherds and Shepherdesses and other rural characters: The lVliller's
Daughter: Dora: The Milkmaidg The Gardener's Daughter: Enoch
Arden: Owd Roa, and many more.
EPISODE V:--IDYLLS OF THE KING.
The funiors and Seniors.
In slow, solemn procession Greek maidens hear the figure, "Death and the
Artist," while a chorus sings "Crossing the Bar."
EPISODE VI:-IN MEMORIAM.
The Fourth Years.
The marriage of Arthur and Guinevere in the spring: the going-forth of the
Knights on the quest: the passing of Arthur.
EPISODE VII:-TENNYSON, THE LAUREATE OF THE
Procession illustrating the Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington,
and including representatives of all departments of government, church,
and state: the army and the navy: the colonies. This will he suc-
ceeded by a procession illustrating the Queen's Jubilee.
The Princess, about to conclude the ceremony, is interrupted hy the arrival
of the Prince, who, after the altercations usual in such cases, finally
wins her hand, after which, as the day slowly declines in the west, they
rise and lead the way thence, followed by all who have figured in the
pageant, singing as they pass, "The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls."
The following are some of the songs to be sung in connection with
Hymn to the Sun.
Flower in the Crannied Wall.
It is the lVliller's Daughter.
Come into the Garden Maud.
As Thro' the Land at Eve We Went.
Tears, Idle Tears.
Blow Trumpet, Blow, the World is White with May.
There is no Land like England.
l-lands All Round.
O Swallow, Swallow, Flying South.
Ask lVle No More.
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.
The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls.
QU 19511101135 QEHJB.
It was the witching hour of 8 P. M. The long corridors of l-lolton
Hall were filled with ghastly, bluish light, and through them swept low gib-
berings and whispers that curdled the blood. A shrinking group was gath-
ered at the head of the stairway, prepared to undergo the ordeal of the
night in the year when grave-yards yawn and ghosts troop forth.
Down, down, along the damp and echoing stone floors, crept the
trembling novices, turning their eyes gratefully to a bright glare of light
coming from behind a white sheet to the left. Horror! Outlined upon its
surface was the grisly form of a grinning skeleton, swaying, and seeming to
mock the awful shrieks of terror rising from throats the next moment silenced
by blessed unconsciousness, as fainting forms bestrewed the floor. On
swept the survivors, only to leave more of their number in the clutches of a
maniac group, that clanked their chains with hideous yells at the next turn-
Stealing with bated breath through the vestibule, the decimated ranks
were fain to sink on the seats for repose: but the lids of the long chests,
usually peacefully dedicated to the reception of masculine coats of a Fri-
day evening, slowly yawned, and from each one rose a sheeted form, with
solemn, pale hand upraised!
Above, in the semi-twilight of the long gymnasium, waited three dread
figures, their glistening bones showing white against the gloom behind them.
Hearts ceased beating as the wailing minor chords rose on the air.
"There was an old woman all skin and bone,
She went to the church yard all alone."
Nerves were already strained to the breaking point, when, at the end
of the clirge, the terrible monotone was varied by an unearthly shriek, and
the specters joined in a mad pursuit of the horrified listeners. Up, up, to
the depths of the attic,where a new horror awaited them. Six pale heads,
with glassy, staring eyes, hung by their long hair against a sheet, down the
white' surface of which dripped and oozed the blood from several necks.
With a cry of "Bluebeard's Wives!" the remnant of that once bright
band tottered toward supposed safety to the third floor. A shuddering
gasp arose from white lips as a dismembered body was seen lying in a
crimson pool, near a glittering, blood-stained hatchet. A livid head, with
streaming hair, was only half concealed by the cover of a table, under which
the hand of the assassin had hastily thrust it, after doing his bloody work.
An hour later, all vestiges of the carnival of horror had disappeared,
and the halls, so lately silent witnesses of so much anguish, now rang with
music and the sound of dancing feet. The ordeal of all I-lallows Eve was
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THE PALM BEACH AMERICAN
EXTRA Three O'clock Edition
Dress Revolution on Foot!
Milwaukee-Downer Figures. Faculty vs. Students.
No more puffs and curls or peek-
a-boo waists will hereafter be seen
at Milwaukee-Downer College.
Blue serge uniforms will take their
place. The student body rose up
yesterday and hissed when Miss Sa-
bin announced this radical measure
of reform. The daughter of a
prominent citizen of the East Side
brought on this new rule by appear-
ing in her Bible Class in a blue silk
Puffs, curls, rats, psyche knots,
directoire fads, jewelry, eighteen-
inch waist lines, and all other cher-
ished accessories dear to the heart
of the eternal feminine, have been
mercilessly attacked, mutilated,
l-lad it not been for consterna-
tion, blanched faces, incensed dig-
nity, nightmare visions of blue serge
maidens dismally pacing campus,
corridor, and hall, this dread dream
picture might have become a reality.
As it is, the heart of every Downer
maid may well quake with fear for
the outcome of a faculty meeting
convened to determine whether
"Dame Fashion" will have a polite
notice served on her to vacate pres-
Le Grand Exagereur
Scandal at Milwaukee-Downer
PROMINENT YOUNG LADY EXPELLED
Takes Walk in Pumps!
Uiranslatcd from the Frenclij Spec-
ial au Grand Exagereur-
que du Nord - - les Elais Unis.
Jan. 3lst, I9I4.
A rich and beautiful American
girl, daughter of one of the most
prominent citizens of the United
States, was expelled from Milwau-
kee-Downer College, because she re-
fused to comply with the new rules
that are going into effect shortly.
The trustees and faculty, approving
of the "simple life," and desiring to
abolish the frivolous spirit caused
by overdressing, have decided to
adopt a school uniform.
Mademoiselle, one of the most
popular girls at the school, is a multi-
millionheiress, and lives in one of the
palaces of America. While at
school, however, she insisted on
wearing elaborate gowns, and an
exaggerated coiffure, which is at
present much favored in Paris: also
on eating bonbons, which are pro-
hibited, and taking her daily walk
in pumps, a style of low shoes which
are very chic-though they have
little vogue in France.
Mild methods of enforcing the
rules were attempted at first-such
as persuasive arguments and "cam-
pusing," a popular form of punish-
ment which confines the daily prom-
enade within limited boundsg finally
lVlademoiselle's parents were sent
for. They were shocked and grieved,
but not desirous of forcing their
daughter to don the prescribed form
of dress. So in spite of their enor-
mous wealth and social position it
was thought best to expel the young
UNIFORMS ADOPTED !
Recent Change at Milwaukee-Downer
AMBASSADOR BRYCE'S PERSONAL
London letter, Feb. ll:-Dub
ing Mr. Bryce's sojourn in Milwau-
kee-Downer College, he was much
impressed by the surroundings and
beautiful buildings, which bear a
strong resemblance to those of Cam-
For some time there has been a
growing tendency toward superflu-
ous false hair, large ruffs, French
heels, and over elaborate gowns.
At a recent meeting of the faculty
and trustees, the following code of
rules was drawn, but they have not
yet gone into effect.
Mr. Bryce recommends to the at-
tention of other schools, the mode of
dress which is to be adopted by the
young women of this institution.
l. The hair shall be parted and
braided around the head in two
2. Each girl must wear a dark
blue sailor suit, four inches from the
floor: a plain blue box coat and a
black felt hat. fl..inen suits and
straw hats of the same color are per-
mitted in spring and fallj One
plain white sailor suit, and one plain
white wash dress, having no ruflles,
flounces, or lace.
3. Regular black calf-skin boots
are made to order.
4. No jewelry of any kind is to
be worn at any time.
President Roosevelt's Final
Message to Congress.
To lhe Senate and House of Repre-
This government stands for free-
dom of the press, not for license.
Recently an article came to my
notice ruthlessly ridiculing the presi-
dent and faculty of one of our great
institutions of learning of the middle
west, and lampooning their efforts to
establish a simple mode of dress
among the students.
This fabrication as well as many
others like it have been written by
conscienceless malefactors and muck-
conscienceless malefactors and much-
short but ugly word.
lVlost emphatically such lack of
honesty and integrity blunts the
standard of honor of the press and
injures the nation as well as the Col-
Above all things we want the
square deal in our newspapers as
well as elsewhere. l..et the resolu-
tion of this College stand on its own
merits, receive what is due it, and
be judged according to its deserts.
I urge upon Congress the need
of preventing this degrading abuse
of what should be the self respect-
ing liberty of the press, in order that
all topics may be discussed with
wisdom, caution, and self-restraint.
The While House.
The San Francisco Lyre.
President of Milwaukee-Downer MOBB ED l
With Members of Faculty She Barely
Escapes Death at Hands of
San Francisco, May l909.-
Report received from Melbourne,
Australia, tells of the feeling shown,
toward President Ellen C. Sabin,
and various members of the faculty
of Milwaukee-Downer College, by
the students, when a new rule was
passed. A great dress reform has
been voted upon by the President,
Trustees, and Faculty, which bade
the students dress very plainly, re-
moving all ornaments and jewelry of
any kind. The news that this rule
had been passed, caused pandemon-
ium and perfect uproar among the
students, who were anxiously await-
ing the outcome of the vote. With
an enthusiastic Miss at their head,
they rushed to the room of the meet-
ing, demanding that the door be
opened. When a gentleman of the
Board of Trustees opened the door,
very slightly, and peeked out, a
great hissing arose, and cries for en-
trance and a hearing. The door
was closed for a brief period in
which the Trustees and Faculty de-
liberated as to the best course. En-
raged at the delay, the students
rushed upon and broke open the
door, attempting to seize the Presi-
dent, and some of the more influen-
tial members of the faculty. Though
promising a hearing, President Sa-
bin was led unheeded to the campus
where the crowd of students had
now assembled, and each time she
raised her voice to speak, a great
hissing arose, and cries of "No
Dress Reform!" "Take back the
vote," pierced the air. The Presi-
dent, helpless in the hands of this
mad throng, was finally forced to
conform with the demands, and to
sign a paper to recommend the
amending of the vote recently taken
by the Trustees and Faculty, also
the election of one representative
from the student body to attend
hereafter all meetings of any kind
that are held with either faculty or
Trustees. This representative will
relinquish all but two studies and
give her whole time and effort to
the rights of her fellow-students,
seeing that no more conspiracies
are formed. All those who were in
danger of losing their lives during
the mobbing, are to be congratu-
lated that they were saved from
probable death, at the hands of the
students, even through concession.
To the Outlook. ln Reply to Dean
Birge's Defense of Student'a Positions
It seems to me that Dean Birge
may not have very thoroughly inves-
tigated the case on which we have
been pleased ot express so candid an
opinion. It has occurred to me, that
I, as President of lVlilwaukee-Dow-
ner College, may be quite as well
informed. The contact with the
girls, which my position allows me,
has seemed to prove to me, at least,
the propriety of my stand.
I think if Dean Birge could come
into the chapel some morning, pass
down the aisle, and chance to see
the elaborate hair-arrangements, the
tawdry jewelry, the thin muslin
waists, with the shivering girls inside
them, he might be induced to restrict
a little his support of the doctrine of
liberty and freedom in dress. Or if
he could hear some of the conversa-
tions, based on the latest styles, the
ways of applying them, etc., etc., he
might conclude that young America
needs to be endowed with some of
l.iberty's ideas, before it is given the
franchise of that great privilege.
Constant stress is laid, I find, on the
matter of personal appearance. An
aggressive attitude of "Look at my
clothes," is prevalent in girls today.
It might not be forcing too tight a
curb, to endeavor to elude these ten-
dencies of freedom a trifle, and to in-
still in their place, a little simplicity,
self-control, and respect for the
opinions of others.
"More Light! More Light!
With outstretched hands we cried,
And came unto these portals wide
To strive for greater light.
"More Light! More Light!
Four years our steadfast cry,
We struggled, fell, and rose to try
Once more to gain the light.
"More Light! More Light!
Is still our parting cheer,
For we go out, Oh College Dear,
To battle for the light.
"If only the street-cars were nearer school. It's hardly worth while
taking them, I have to walk four blocks anyway.
"You think it won't hurt me if I take an umbrella? Of course I will
take one, but I don't see how I can manage it and my books at the same
time with a wind like this. You know last time the wind turned my um-
brella inside out and by the time I got to school I was drenched. That was
the time I caught my last bad cold.
"No, I never thought of staying at home, we have so 'much work now
that I can't possibly miss a whole day. The only thing that worries me is
that I have a cold already, and you know there have been several pneumonia
"Oh yes, I will be very careful, don't worry, mother. Of course my
skirts will be wet, but I'll adhere to the radiator until classes begin, and
by that time they'll be nearly dry. Besides, I ought to be there because
classes will be small today, so many of the girls' mothers won't let them
go out on a day like this. Dorothy's mother said that since she let her
go in that snow storm last winter when she was sick and had to stay at home
for two weeks, she has learned a lesson. She calls it extravagance to miss
two weeks when she need only have missed one day.
"You think I'd better not go? But I'll miss my art class and that
comes only once a week. You know I have only English and History be-
sides that today.
"Then you really want me to stay? Very well, of course I will if
think it is better, tho' I hate to do it."
F. S. M.
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as Seen from Zthnhe,
In the wonderful year l909, a well known scientist discovered that
by means of huge mirrors situated on the earth's surface at intervals of sev-
eral miles, messages could be flashed to Mars. This man, however, was
not the only person who had conceived this idea, nor was he the only one
who had proceeded to put it into execution, for an enterprising Freshman at
Milwaukee-Downer had forestalled him. Her device, unlike his, had not
become public property and was known only to the members of her college.
She had, in fact, even gone farther than he, and after successfully calling
the attention of the Martians to our planet by means of the mirror flashes,
she attempted to establish a system of wireless communication between the
earth and Mars.
She installed her apparatus in the Milwaukee-Downer observatory
and for weeks patiently tried to get into communication with the inhabitants
of the unknown world. For a long time, her attempts were unsuccessful,
but finally one day she was rewarded by a few faint clicks of her instru-
ment. She sprang hastily to the transmitter, and the crash and boom of the
wireless resounded over the peaceful campus. Again a few faint clicks in
response-then silence. Plainly the range was too great and the instru-
ment too weak. She was almost in despair. Suddenly an idea came to
her. She remembered having read that on a certain day not far distant,
the relative position of Mars and the earth would be such that the distance
between the two would be the minimum. After consulting several of the
professors of Astronomy among the members of the faculty, and ascer-
taining the exact date on which this would take place, she got everything
in readiness for the hoped-for conversation with which she planned to as-
tound the world.
It was therefore with a beating heart that on the long hoped-for day
she welcomed the first fe wtiny clicks of the magic instrument which
heralded the approach of a new era in the history of the universe. As
often happens, when at some critical moment there flashes into a man's mind
some absurdly trivial thought, she found herself hysterically wondering if
the first -message from Mars would be, "Have you used Pears' Soap?" As
it was, at first the words of the unknown sender were unintelligible, but
finally resolved themselves into the question,
"Who is sending?"
Quick as a flash the answer boomed back across infinite space, the
first message to the unknown world-"Milwaukee-Downer College."
Then from Mars,-"This is the Martian University for men: we
have been looking at your planet for some years with much interest. Could
not attract your attention. Powerful telescopes. Can see everything on
your planet. Why have you never communicated?"
"Were not sure Mars was inhabited. Our telescopes not so power-
Then the unknown sender,-"Is yours a college for women? We
see so many girls around your buildings. The men we see wear such
peculiar garments and move in so leisurely a manner. Is their garb a
uniform, and have they nothing to do?"
"Yes, this is a college for women. The men you see are janitorsf'
"How strange to have a college only for women. Our women have
never conceived of such a thing. Do men never even visit your college?"
"Oh, yes, we have men at informals and promenades, though the
girls often have trouble in getting them to come."
"I-low peculiarly like our customs, and yet our trouble is to find girls
to come to our parties. Perhaps in the future we can arrange an exchange,
when our attempt at trans-universal transportation becomes successful.
Many of our scientists are now at work on it."
At this our Milwaukee-Downer girl gave a little gasp of joy. I-low
very exciting to surprise the world by giving an informal and having real
men from Mars! Perhaps then even Helen Stoppenbach would have a
man,-but she was interrupted in her pleasant train of thought by the
question, "Why are those two girls running about the campus in such a
peculiar fashion, peering about as if looking for something? Is that a
usual custom with Downer girls?"
"Oh, no. They are Harriet Hany and Helen Chambers. They
think they are looking for the Hat. The poor girls became insane in
their efforts to find it, but are perfectly harmless and so are allowed to be
at large. At present they spend their time as you see them. They may
"And that girl with the worried, puzzled expression standing near
them. Is she insane too?"
"No. That is Margaret Davidson, a Sophomore. She is thinking
of what she can write about the Freshmen for the next issue of the Kodak.
Her supply is nearly exhausted."
For a few moments conversation was suspended because of a peculiar
electrical disturbance in the atmosphere, then from Mars came the question,
"Those strange projections on the backs of the girls' heads, are they a style
of hat or a protection in case of war?"
"Neither. That is hair. It is a Psyche knot. How do your
women wear their-but she was interrupted by the curious Martian,
"And that large, many-legged animal moving about your campus is a species
new to us. Is it common to your planet?"
"That is not an animal. They are girls. Several of our Seminary
girls are taking a walk. The peculiar effect produced is caused by the
loving interlacing of their arms."
"Does your president never object to such--" here the sentence broke
off into a series of unintelligible clicks. She waited, breathless, for the un-
known sender to finish, but the clicks grew fainter. With a despairing
gesture, she pressed the key and with a hand that trembled with excitement
hurtled into space, frantic calls for "Mars." No answer. The instrument
gave one despairing click, then was silent. Suddenly she realized what
had happened. Mars and the earth had passed out of the zone of com-
munication and all further attempts would be worse than useless. Sadly
she turned away and stumbled down the dark, winding stairs, to give to
Milwaukee-Downer the first message from Mars.
Qu Einfnrmal ibossihilitp.
The Manager of the Madison Branch of the Escort Supply Bureau
sat in his office idly reading the latest edition of the Cardinal. l-le was feel-
ing particularly luxurious and at peace with the world because he had no
classes before him for the entire day. Suddenly he righted his chair with
a bang. "Never a minute of quiet which is not broken by a telephone
call! l wonder who wants a man now?"
"Hello! Escort Supply Bureau? Yes-This is Morton. Long
Distance? Milwaukee? Yes-I'm waiting-Hello Milwaukee-Mih
waukee-Downer? Yes, I'm still waiting." Then in a changed voice:
"Oh! Miss Schuette? I received your letter, Miss Schuette, and have
arranged to send the men down tonight. You need more? Three more?
At this hour ?-Impossible, Miss Schuette!-You'd pay double rates? Of
course that alters matters, I'll do my best. Any special qualifications for the
men? The first man to be tall, extremely tall?-Light complexion?-
What? Athletic in addition? Very well. The second to be good tem-
pered! What is the matter with the girl? You are not going to play
any jokes on us, are you? Oh, I understand, she does not want a Sigma
Nu man. Sore at them I, suppose? Pardon me, it is none of my busi-
ness. The third to be a good talker? Along any especial lines? Mati-
nees and roller skating? I'll do my best. That's all, then? I promise
you three more men, but I won't guarantee their tempers by the time they
reach Milwaukee. Good-bye."
"Such insane, idiotic girls! Any man who would accept an invita-
tion at the eleventh hour this way is clear crazy! !..et's see. What fel-
lows would be apt to 'accept with pleasure'?"
"Hello, Central! The Beta l-louse. Hello, there! Say, can any
of you fellows go down to Downer for that dance tonight? Yes. I know that
four of you are going anyway, but they need more. One girls wants a
sweet-tempered chap and I thought a Beta would fill the bill. Oh, well,
you don't need to ruffle up at that: have to use Hattery in my business.
Come on, now. One of you fellows must go, What's the matter with
Bill? Let his engagement go to thunder. Tell him I said so. Don't
let him back out now."
"One landed! Morton, my boy, you're doing nobly! No Sigma
Nu's this trip? Ha! Ha! I see the point. I'll bet that is why jack has
been so grouchy since his last trip to the adorable City of Beer. Just
wait 'til I see him!"
"Hello, Central! 505 Bell, please. Yes. I want to talk to Sim-
mons. l-le's on the hill? Then is Philips there? Hello, Jim, I've got
to ship more men down to Milwaukee than I bargained for! Can you
help me out? Shorty? He won't do. I have to have a tall man, of
course! Nothing less than a Gibson Model for these girls. Adams?
He is tall, all right. But-do--you-think--he'd do?"
"Oh, sure! Call him to the 'Phone Hello, Adams! Yes, you
want to go: I know you want to go. It is good for an old foss'l like you to
blossom out in society once in a while. You don't need a dress-suit. It is
just an Informal. Do I know the girl? Why, no,-Oh, yes, I do, sure!
She is a peach, you couldn't find her equal anywhere. All right. You
know about the trains? Be sure and make the l :45."
A This was the end of Morton's good luck and two hours later found
him still hunting for the third man. Weary, foot-sore and bad-tempered,
he returned to his room, thoroughly sick of his business. Every desirable
man had an engagement for the evening and how could he be expected to
send a car-load of men on an evening when half-a-dozen dances were
scheduled for Madison? Finally with a groan and a series of remarks
not suitable for publication in the CUMTUX, he glanced at the clock, threw
a few things into a suit-case, and with twenty minutes to catch the train, a
bad tempered man started out to play the role of the good-natured saint
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One Hne morning in the winter,
We awoke with joy and glee,
For that morning, in our Chapel,
,lenkin Lloyd Jones were we to see.
In our classes, all our lessons
We recited, talking fast,
l-lurrying thru our French and German,
'Til our studies all were past.
Then we rushed into the Chapel
ln our eagerness and pride,
l-lappy in the coming lecture
For 'twas famous far and wide.
'lihere we waited and we waited,
And our guests they waited too:
Reporters, parents, friends and parsonsg
Miss Sabin knew not what to do.
Next we sang our hymns inspiring,
il-lymn with patriotic names,
Hymns of spring and budding flowers,
l'lymns with high and mighty aims.
Thus we waited 'til our lunch-time,
Sighed and wiggled all in vain,
Tho we wondered, talked and pondered,
This strange mystery to explain.
That same day brought more excitement
England's famous lVlr. Bryce
Was to call at our dear College
Just to give us some advice.
After luncheon how we listened,
Listened for the sudden bell
Which would call us into Chapel
And our happiness foretell.
Suddenly there came the summons
And we rushed from hall and class
Teachers, pupils, madly rushing
In an eager happy mass.
But we did not see him, either,
I-le would have to be excused,
He was tired and worn and weary!
Don't you think we were abused?
Q Baggage Blunbet.
its Sit Might babe Been.
With great puffing, tugging and labor the janitor deposited a small
square tin chest outside of room number 9 on the second floor of Mitchell
l-lall. As he departed, he was heard to mutter, "Well, I've carried many
heavy boxes for them girls, but none equal to that."
A half hour later, as Edith Grayson reached the top of the stairs, she
stopped in surprise, "Girls will you look what's here! What do you sup-
pose it is? Who do you suppose sent it?" The inquisitive crowd of
girls gathered closely about the box and its new owner. "lt can't be candy."
"Candy in a box weighing a ton," retorted Edith, trying in vain to move
the chest. "lt's the heaviest thing I ever saw." "Well, open it, you
goose," advised one of the curious throng. "Isn't there a key to go with
it? Oh, no. l see how it goes," and Edith courageously began to pull
away at the straps. With a little help from the girls, the deed was soon
done and the top removed. There, revealed to their amazed eyes, were
rolls and rolls, done up in brown paper, while, laid carefully on top, were
two pair of clean cuffs.
"What in the world!" gasped Edith. "This isn't April first. It
is just like Bob to do a stunt like that. You girls don't know what it is to
have a big brother." ,
"Your brother never sent that. Let's see what's in those brown
Accordingly Edith gingerly picked up one, only to grasp it with both
hands. "How horribly heavy! Girls! Knives! Kitchen knives! What
under the sun! "
Roll after roll, and box after box was opened, only to bring to light
more knives, knives of every form and description, nothing but knives.
"What am I going to do? This must belong to some cutlery shop."
"Oh, I know, you got your baggage checks mixed. Some man has
your trunk and you have his sample case l-low do I know it belongs to
a man? Observe the cuffs."
"How horribly romantic! Edith, you've met your fate."
For the next few hours that chest rivallecl the mail box in popularity.
Crowds of girls viewed it from all points of the compass, inspecting the
knives and sighing over the cuffs. The atmosphere veritably throbbed with
romance. "That chest must belong to a nice young man. It couldn't
be otherwise" was the general verdict.
That night a fair-haired girl lay dreaming. She seemed to see her
own trunk standing in the place of the chest, and eagerly opening it, she
found the top tray filled with American Beauties, as the stories always
go. No card of course, more romantic still, for flowers can always speak
Then she seemed to see the maid come to her room with a card in
her hand, which read "ML Ralph Simmons Huntington." Filled with
suppressed excitement and enjoying the romantic mystery of the occasion,
she went down to the parlor. There, standing at the foot of the stairs
was the living embodiment of all girlish ideals regarding manly excellence.
He advanced to meet her. "Miss Edith Grayson"--but the rising bell
finished his sentence. '
Q3 Sit was.
With a load of trunks the baggage man deposited a queer tin chest on
one side of Mitchell Hall. The janitor realized that it did not belong
there and did not take the trouble to carry it into the house. A few min-
utes' conversation with the baggage master over the telephone, a second trip
of the baggage wagon, and the mistake was rectified.
what Qliherp Stubmt fanning.
First a buzzing, clattering noise, a frenzy of confusion: that sudden
striking of a gong: and then that unutterable silence: these were the unmis-
takable marks that the day of rest in Tartarus had begun. That shriek of
laughter was stifled, cut off in its youth as though never to rise againg yet
it rose, struggled, and burst forth once more as unrestrained as before. It
had become a habit with Ethel Magie which she could not overcomeg for
twenty-one years she had been condemned to mirth in Tartarus and now it
was not to cease at the striking of a gong without a struggle. Ethel gasped
terror-stricken, because, if she did not heed this day of rest, she might
never again be granted this reprieve. After many contortions gone through
to gain her composure, she fluttered her how-you remember it-set it at
the effective angle, and started slowly at first, on a tour of curious inspection
of the other inmates of Tartarus.
A very imposing entrance tempted her to stop, but upon reading the
sign, "Historical Section," she hurriedly passed on for fear she might not
recognize old acquaintances. How she did hope to meet some of her
friends, someone with whom she could have a long talk about her college
days. This had become her greatest desire and possibly now she would be
able to fulfill it.
Here her musings were interrupted by the most impressive entrance of
any she had passed. What place, what people were deserving of so much
glory? A large dazzling motto over the door attracted her eye, "Sit
Lux," why this must be the teacher's entrance without a doubt. Just the
place Ethel was looking for: here she was sure to see all her old friends in
the pet occupation to which they had been condemned.
Her Hrst encounter was not with Miss Sabin as she had expected, but
with Mr. Chapman, buried in immense account books and indiscribable
heaps of papers. Hearing someone speak, she turned quickly, but dis-
covered that she was not addressed, it was only Miss McPheeters talking to
her old pets, the ravens. A giggle of laughter made Ethel start. I-low
like her own it sounded, but where did it come from? It must have been
that girl over there who was being scolded by someone. Why, that was
Miss Cook lecturing Psyche on simple and effective manners of hair dress-
ing. With another burst of laughter, Psyche was running off, leaving
Ethel to shiver under the remembrance of her own duties to be resumed
on the morrow, and Miss Cook to hunt for a new victim with whom to
expostulate. Psyche was such a hopeless pupil, anyway. A tap on the
shoulder restored Ethel's acquaintance, as she heard the familiar voice of
Miss Crocker asking the whereabouts of Miss Clark, whom she had mis-
laid. Ethel shook her head, and Miss Crocker walked off in dismay,
leaving her to find someone who had more time to be congenial. Surely
the next sight which met Ethel's gaze could not be a flirtation carried on
where every one was passing to and fro. l'ler curiosity was not to be
overcome, and it proved to be only Miss Wilder sitting in adoration, listen-
ing to explanations from Ibsen as to what he really meant. Unheeded the
devoted Ethel passed on, and next saw Miss Emily Brown buried in news-
papers and gazing intently at the "Theatre Magazine" in a mighty
struggle trying to decide which play she would next see, "Fallen by the
Wayside," "Ten Nights in a Bar-room," or "Convict 999' all of which
were attractively represented to her. Not proving of any success in aiding
the decision, Ethel languidly turned, sniffed the air, and tried to determine
what the peculiar odor was about her. It seemed very familiar to her and
a few steps led to the source: There before a long counter spread with
the "57 Vorieties" was Fraulein Wollpert, smelling one plate of pickles
after another in her efforts to choose the dills. In close proximity to
Fraulein, and making by her labors what addition she could to this peculiar
odor, was Miss Ford vigorously stirring the contents of a kettle. Taking
a deep breath, Ethel rushed toward the kettle, peeked in, and hastily with-
drew. She easily recognized many facts which she had heard the girls at
Milwaukee-Downer College trying to boil down for Miss Ford. These
then were the failures which Miss Ford still struggled to reduce. Over
and surrounding all, was a choking dust which sifted through the air from
a huge blackboard that Miss Cowles was vainly endeavoring to erase.
Excited voices drew Ethel's attention away and she discovered Miss Her-
furth and Mrs. Moulton comparing notes on their family history. Appar-
ently competing with them was Miss Willis, using her strongest powers and
most persuasive tones, egged on by Miss Eleanor Brown, in her attempt
to gain the vote of Satan on a Woman's Suffrage petition. As Ethel turned
away, she saw dim shadows of the past approaching her, but as they came
closer they took well-defined forms. Leading the line was Miss Sherman,
carrying under one arm a peach basket, from the handle of which dangled
an orange-colored note-book with a pencil attached. Under her other arm
she carried a tin box, and firmly clasped in both hands, were a dangerous
looking knife and a large bottle. This bottle was labelled "one quart"
and contained that which the unscientific eye would classify as green slime.
Behind her, with the same equipment but varying in style, followed in a
straggling column the remnant of the once famous botany class inter-
spersed with a few stray members of the notable "Bird Club." As Ethel
did not prove to be the desired specimen, they passed on, leaving her to
continue her journey alone. Was this person hurrying toward her with a
worried frown, a lost member of what had just passed? But no, this was
Miss Dickerson eagerly searching for someone to sweep out the Tartarus
Athletic club, which was a duty evaded by all. And here, farthest from
the place where her presence was so desired, was Miss Clark, trailing be-
hind her an immense scroll on which was painted in large black letters,
"Weather Maps Designed and Artistically Constructed by Vinnie B.
Clark, M. D. C., l909." She absolutely ignored Ethel as she said over
and over to herself "l-lydrocelpherometer, Hydro-cel-pher-o-meter," in
order to be able to converse fluently on the latest addition made to the
By this time it was getting a little late, and Ethel's day of rest would
soon be ended. just then, seeing Miss Ferris approaching overloaded with
many pounds of music, Ethel hastened to offer assistance, forgetting the
rules that each one must carry on alone his or her appointed task with a
gentle reminder from Miss Ferris however, the two started toward the
Music Department of which Ethel desired a glimpse. On the way Miss
Ferris told her that she had done nothing else but practice since silent hour
at Downer. Immediately within the door was proserpina being entertained
by Mr. Liebling playing his own compositions. On one side of the Hall
was Mr. Roland leading the "Pan-ic Orchestra, and on another side in
opposition was Mrs. Hayden leading the "Siren's Glee Club."
With a start, Ethel realized that Echo was ringing the gong, and her
day of rest was at an end. Once more there was the suppressed giggle, a
chuckle, and with a burst of laughter she fled down the corridors. In
passing, she cast a hasty glance at Miss Sabin who was standing in the
entrance memorizing Bryce's "History of the Commonwealth" while she
waited for its author and Dr. Jenkin Lloyd Jones to appear.
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The Qtholution of a memntpehnok.
One chilly September afternoon, nearly four years ago, I was carried
home in the frantic embrace of a breathless maiden, whose very heartbeats
I could feel, as she hugged me close. She bore me up to her room, and
then madly spirited me from friend to friend, each of whom inscribed her
name and a thoughtless "Happy Thought" on one of my pages. By this
time my fears were confirmed, and I realized all too well that my fate rested
in the hands of a Freshman. This painful fact became more and more
evident as matinee program ofter matinee program was pasted on my pages,
and countless pictures of "crush" and "would-be crush" put in a fond
appearance, while a few tender little notes, with "Private" scrawled all
over them, reposed in a cozy corner of my spacious pocket. My desperate
owner seemed intent on marring my every page just as soon as possible,
and tried hard to crack my stout blue binding by inserting between my
leaves pieces of wooden plates, commemorating innumerable beach-parties.
The strain was increased by chalk from hare and hound hunts, huge bows
of ribbons, and strips of bunting from the Hat Banquet, the very mention
of which recalls to my mind the brilliant green stocking which my owner
folded away so carefully, suppressing much mirth as she did so. O! and
the place-card in the shape of a hat, which was all so dark and mysterious
theng but now I believe I could find that I-lat myself!
When I was being proudly displayed during vacation, I discovered
I was not nearly as immense as I had supposed I was. "Not half large
enough to contain all I intend to put into it," fell from the lips of my
Freshman. But even that did not hinder my return to college in the fall
of l908! Here I again saw familiar faces, but some of the dearest ones
were absent. Each time I returned from a vacation this same sad fact
stared me in the face, and each time I had to make new acquaintances and
friends, and could only wonder where the old girls were, and whether they
ever thought of me, over whom they had so often laughed and sighed.
My mistress was a Sophomore then, evidently of some distinctiong at
least, she helped initiate the Freshmen at the banquet, and in the most
gleeful frame of mind brought me trophies, which revived memories of last
year. Not as many matinee programs this year, but more ponderous ones
of great musical and theatrical artists adorned my pages. Indeed, I be-
gan to feel quite literary and dignified, only-more neglected! Sometimes
for a whole week, I was not looked at, and no contributions were brought,
but I heard many choice bits of conversation and news, and one day one of
the girls said that the college and seminary were to be separated and that my
class, I mean my Sophomore's class, was to be the first to graduate from
the new college. She was so enthusiastic that she resolved to add her
efforts and person to her class, to help make it the best and largest one, that
ever graduated from Milwaukee-Downer College. It seemed she was for-
getting all about meg but, no, indeed, that was true, for often, on rainy
days, she would spend several hours with me in mounting all her accumu-
Such a lonely vacation as I had, in the bottom of a huge box, with
pillows and pictures piled on top of me. just as though it were not hot
enough without them to add to my distress! Unpacked at last, I found
myself no longer in Johnston Hall, but in McLaren, and, where all the
Juniors and Seniors lived, I had to be good. Lonesomeness, too, then en-
tered into my life, as there were hardly any books like me in the hall. But
after all, I merely reposed on the lower shelf of the table, and the most
attention I received all the year, was an infrequent dusting, and an occa-
sional caress, as my junior exclaimed that she had always loved me dearly,
and was saving ever so many remembrances to mount next summer, when
the CUMTUX and academic duties would not make such a demand upon
Every day I heard the steady pounding, due to the erection of the
Seminary, and without being told, I knew it all meant that the Seminary
would be separate and have its own rules and regulations and its own build-
ings, around which trees were already being planted, as I saw one day while
I was being dusted. Then the college would be able to accommodate
many more girls, who are always sending in applications: it would enjoy
many more privileges, and thus both departments would be benefited in
various directions. The greatest event of this year was the laying of the
Seminary corner-stone, of which ceremonies I heard only a little singing and
never a sound of the addresses.
As I lay in the bottom of a huge barrel, and was rolled to Holton
Hall last summer, I consoled myself with the pleasant prospect of being in
the possession of a Senior this year. Anticipation was indeed better than
realization in this easel All my junior trophies have not yet been mounted,
and I soon discovered that I was to be laid on the shelf all the year. Finally
I was packed and taken home at Easter time, not even being allowed to take
part in the commencement exercises. But before I left, I took just a wee
peep about me, and saw that glorious spectacle that I've always longed to
see: the college, alone, occupying Johnston, lVlcI..aren, and Holton Halls,
with the same dear old Merrill Hall for recitations: and the seminary, alone,
across the street, with a splendid residence hall, and another for recitations,
all its own. Then I slid back into the trunk contented and happy, thinking
of the delights in store for future memory-books at dear old Milwaukee-
'ftiimas But a Erwin.
I entered the Chapel and waited for the exercises to begin. The bell
rang, and quickly the girls assembled: they filed down the aisles to their
seats in rapidly moving lines. With no whispering nor talking, they sat
there in deep thought until the Chapel service began. Oh, how different
from days of yore, for they wore no puffs, no curls: but each one's hair
was brushed back from her face and simply coiled. They wore no ruffles
nor laces, but black skirts and severe white waists. There was not a neck-
lace, bracelet, nor ring to be found, and, as they started to their classes,
I saw they all wore high shoes. l-lad pumps gone out of date?
A queer feeling crept over me, for surely I had made a mistake. This
was not Milwaukee-Downer College after all. Then I decided to visit
the residence halls to see if there I could find out whether I had made a
mistake. I turned down the hall and there was a girl picking up some
scraps of paper, an act which only confirmed my fears. I proceeded to the
next hall and timidly peeped into a few of the rooms where there was not
a pennant to be seen and only a few pictures hung on the wall. What
institution could this be? Oh, there came another girl. "Would you
kindly tell me what institution this is! is it not Milwaukee-Downer Col-
lege?" Then in tones gentle and low she said, "Yes, this is Mil-."
Ohl what was that, where am I any way? As I rub my eyes and look
about I see the same old room with its pennants and pictures. It must have
been the rising bell I heard, then, after all,-'twas but a dream.
V. E. S., 'I I.
When great l-lerr Liebling comes to town
Miss Richards wears a worried frown,
Then Miss McPheeters strolls along
And hums a bit of some old song,
But she looks worried too, and we
Are just as worried as can be.
Our fears go up, our hopes go down
When great l'lerr Liebling comes to town.
When great Herr Liebling comes to town
We want to sink, concealed, down-down.
We stand before Alumnae Hall
Braced, quaking, 'gainst that kind old wall.
Then Miss McPheeters says to each,
"Cheer up! You'll find him quite a peach."
Our tears press up: our spirits down
When great l'lerr l..iebling comes to town.
Q ainful Qtxperience.
I was standing on the hot sand of a desert, alone and weary from
my long wandering hither and thither I knew not where. The sun beat
down with rays so scorching that I feared I should perish unless relief came
soon. As if in answer to an unspoken prayer, I turned around, and be-
hold! a forest loomed up in view, to which I hastened gladly. This was
not merely a forest, for there were bright colored flowers, clinging vines.
majestic fruit trees, and there in the midst of all was a fountain of bright
sparkling water. Was anything ever so opportune, so mysterious, and so
wonderful? I scooped some of the water up in my hands and raised it
to my lips, only to find that the precious liquid had been turned into stone.
what anguish burst from my soul! To what, now, could I look for
re ie ?
I approached a beautiful tree heavily laden with bright red apples,
but on reaching it, discovered it to be guarded by a huge monster, winding
in and out among the branches. stretching forth a long neck, and darting a
red forked tongue. With my heart sickened at the sight, I turned and
fled. Once more I was baffled in my attempt. Then I sank down upon
my knees and cried aloud.
"Oh! where shall I find peace and rest?" "Not here," sounded
a voice in my ears, at the sound of which, I turned quickly, expecting to see
another monster, but I saw no one.
"Oh! voice of the wilderness," I cried, "pray tell me what this place
is." "This is Purgatory," answered the voice. I shuddered at the
sound of this awful name, but questioned the spirit again.
"What sent me to this awful doom? I swear that I am innocent."
Then the voice sang out in a mournful tone,
"You've been talking in the library,
Against the rules of M. D. C.:
So here you'll pay the penalty,
In a week you may go back, we'll see."
"So this is the punishment for such a small offense
It is unfair, 'tis mean, 'tis wrong," -
I will not heed his foolish song.
Just then a rumbling buzzing noise came to my ears, and I ran quickly
to see what it could be. Ah! I recognized at once my only means of
escape. Here before my very eyes was an elevator. I jumped in, and the
lever turned, while the voice called out, "Going down, going down to
Hades!" Then, before I could wink, we shot through the darkness so fast
that my breath was utterly gone. Oh! if I could only speak, just to say
how sorry I was for what I had done. At last I felt my breath returning,
and I uttered as loud a cry as I could summon. At the sound of my own
voice, I awoke, and was glad to find it was only a bad dream.
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I was made for you to eat,
I'm a delicate brown in color,
And in flavor can't be beat.
I was made with seventy-five others
In a very large dish-pan,
My ingredients are many,
I'll name them if I can.
First of all, they put in Hour,
Then some butter, 'bout a pound,
Then they added little sugar
And some milk they had around.
Baking Powder makes me lighter
If I'm eaten when I'm hot:
But I really am quite heavy
If I'm cold, now, am I not?
I think that's all that I am made of,
But the baking is the start
Which makes of me a muffin
'Stead of batter a small part.
You know muffins are like people,
And burn at two great a heat:
But though they burn a dark, dark brown,
They're still quite Ht to eat.
Well, I'm taken from the oven,
When I'1m, so to speak, "well done,
Then I'm put on a plate with others
'Till the service is begun.
I'm next carried to the table
And I'm passed to you, you see.
I've rested on your butter plate
While you've listened thus to me.
Now I've told you all my story,
I am ruined, cold as stone:
So don't butter me or eat me,
Please just leave me quite alone.
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Time Occupied:--7:00 to l0:00 any evening.
Scene:-Any room in Johnston Hall.
Stage Directions :-Curtain rises on two girls, seated on opposite sides
of a table. Second study bell rings.
First Cirl Cseizing a booklz "l've got to get my Chemistry, read
Hamlet, translate one hundred and fifty lines of De Senectute, and l'm
supposed to spend three hours on that horrible Math. All between now
and ten o'clock.
Second Girl: "l..et's put out a busy sign."
First Cirl: "Hardly, every girl in the hall would be here inside of
five minutes asking us if we were studying."
CGentle Knock Heard.,
Enter Mrs. Moulton, fboth girls risej.
Mrs. Moulton: "Miss Ruth, won't you please arrange the music on
the piano for Mrs. Moulton?"
fSecond girl with glance at books, leaves the room, returning in
about five minutesj '
Hard study for ten minutes.
fRadiator begins to pcund.J
Second Girl: "Quick! A towel! The radiator's going to spout."
fFifteen iminutes struggle with healing apparatusj
First Girl: "There! lt's stopped for now, but we'd better put out a
slip for Mr. Frieburgf'
Second Girl: "What's the use? He wouldn't get around here for
Study resumed. CSilk petticoat heard rustling down the hall.,
First Girl: "There comes Verle Sells. I wonder what she wants
fEnter Verlcjz "Say, girls, can I borrow your alarm clock? I'm
going to get up at 4:30 to work on my brief." fExit Verle, silk petti-
coat and alarm cloclgnj
Large eyed silence reigns supreme. fRustling sounds emitted from
waste basketj A
Transformation scene: First Girl on table: Second Girl on bed: loud
shrieks: various occupants of corridor enter: basket tips over: small gray
mouse jumps blindly into the pitcher which is still receiving the protests of
radiator, and drowns, standing on his tail.D
fHalf hour needed to clear room and soothe occupants. Books col-
lected, study once more.,
Second Cirl: "Blame those lights! How long do you suppose they'll
First Girl: "I see where I'll study after ten."
fBuzz of conversation all over hall. Lights come on. Last desper-
ate attempt to study.J
Second Girl: "The downy couch for me."
First Girl: "Not much! Fifteen more minutes for me."
Clangl Clang l Clang!
First Girl: "Fire drill!"
Second Girl: "Just my luck."
flVlad rush for bath-towels etc. Quick exit., General chorus out-
side the door. "Which way? Front or back stairs?"
fReturn. Second Wink. Hurried preparations for bed.,
First Girl: Ulnterruptions over for tonight, anyway."
Enter House Committee: "Anna May French in here?"
A sleepy negative response. Peace descends.
itaearh in Eluhnsftun itaali.
Mabel Beaver-''Tee-he-he-he-e-e-e ! "
Ruth l'lamilton-"Ma-a-a-g ! "
Esther Farrand-"Can you play basketball today?"
Ethel Clarke-"Hope she'll get an eye-full."
Olga Schuette-"Really girls, this hall has got to be more quiet."
Verle Sella-"Say listen! One clay--"
Ruth Dodge--"Don't go off mad, I have to practice now."
Vera Spackman-"Curses! Curses I"
Harriet Haney-"Girls, we've simply got to hunt the hat."
Bessie Torrance-"I'm going to print today."
Nilla I-loard-"Poor, crazy me!"
Marguerite Frear-"l-low perfectly weird."
Annette Maxwell-"What has that to do with the price of eggs!"
Our Cumtux Board once offered a prize,
The greatness of which quite dazzled our eyesg
For a story three bright dollars were due:
For a farce our Cumtux, bound in blue.
And then we waited and waited in vain,
No student seemed in need of gain,
No story or farce did ever appear
To be welcomed by us with eager cheer.
A patent has just been granted to an invention which makes it possi
ble for the curious maiden to see into the parlor without being seen herself
Gosh manners ann Gunn jform.
When has a girl's education been completed at M. D. G? Callie.
When she has taken Howard to a dance.
IN REGARD TO CALLERS-
How many men may call on a girl in one evening? Grace.
Two if there is a dog along.
FOR THE BASHFUL MAN-
In what way may we encourage young men to call? Johnston Hall.
This is a very perplexing question, and cannot be answered in a word.
Please send self-addressed envelope and a detailed account of the
ACCOMPANYING GUESTS TO TI-IE DOOR-
Should a young woman accompany a man to the door when he rises to
go after calling upon her? Norma K.
Never, under any circumstances. We cannot be emphatic enough in
regard to this.
GIFTS AT A WEDDING-
Is it essential that the bride make a gift to the bride-groom? Ruth
Yes, pictures and books make very acceptable and useful gifts.
WHEN MEAT IS TOUGH-
Is it good form to use a carving knife when the steak is tough? In-
Do as you think best, Betty.
CALLERS EVERY WEEK-
' How is it possible for a Seminary girl to have callers every week?
It is an easy matter if you can persuade Miss Brown that some of
them are cousins. 4
TO AVOID MAKING YOUR OWN BED-
Please inform me if it is considered the proper thing to sleep out of
your own room more than seven times a week? Holton Hall.
We cannot take space to answer this again--consult reply given to
Johnston Hall in the last number.
PROMPTNESS AT CLASS-
When should one be on time for classes? Irene Daniell.
Only occasionally, by way of variety.
What are the pathological conditions around M. D. C.? Sociology
We quote Miss Remsburg as authority in regard to this point. She
says, "A physician is always within reach of the College."
How many minutes out of each period may one talk with safety in the
Forty-five minutes, provided it is your own period to keep order.
CONCERNING THE SOCIAL REGISTER-
Is it permissible for a girl to be sponsor for more than live men? E..
It depends entirely on the market. '
CIRCUS LEMONADE AND SIMILAR CONCOCTIONS-
Will you kindly tell me the etiquette of refreshments. Is it good form
to serve your friends with bunting punch? Miss Wilder.
Advisable only when a nurse is within call.
Should caps and gowns be worn in chapel? Ethel.
Only on occasions of extraordinary importance, such as visits by Am-
bassador Bryce, ,Ienkin Lloyd Jones, and men of equal fame.
'Ghz Umtisjfurtunes nf a ibiehgeh man.
Once a day of reverent silence
Fell upon old Johnston Hall,
When all noisy, girlish violence
Ceased, and gloom fell like a pall.
Suddenly there came a ringing:
Some-one at the entry-door
Sought the girl who does the stinging,
Sought that girl, and no one more.
In there came a 'motley creature,
Roses on his head galore,
Deep distress on every feature:
Frat-man he, and nothing more.
Sent the girl a scout to scan him,
Others gathered on the stair,
Pointed at the shrinking victim,
Trapped within our mocking lair.
But the maid that he was seeking,
Hid within her closet small,
Scorn upon his poor head heaping,
For a Frat-man such a fall.
Miss Dickerson taught girls athletics
And soon they all gave up cosmetics,
For her teaching was splendid,
Her interest n'er ended
And she cured them without dialetics.
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Inez Strohm-Woman's Suffrage.
Vera Spachman-U. of Minn.
Maude Campbell-Frenzied Finance.
Ruth Baker-My Grandfather.
Grace Arnold-Sterling Qualities.
Lillian Remsburg-A crush.
Martha Brindley-High standings.
Miss Eleanor Brown-Wasting electricity.
Miss McPl1eeters-Her favorite hymn.
Edith Millet-Faith and her conscience.
Winifred Holmes-Lavender Stationery.
Verle Sells-Her ills.
Florence Wilson-My married friend in the city.
Miss Cowles-Establishment of precedent.
Elsa Koop-German count.
Edith Chapman-Poetry .
Helen Graham-Voting against all motions.
Sibyl Holmes-Portia Howe.
Ruth Allen-My father knows America's great men per-
Lois Suttle-My father's a doctor.
Nancy Van Dyke-Vocabulary.
Alice Chapman Miller-My family tree.
HICCOUCHS.-Join the tips of the index fingers and concentrate the
mind thereon for fifteen minutes. If hiccough does not leave at
end of stipulated time, consult the mathematics professor.
ACUTE INDIGESTION.---Refrain from all food at meal-time. Light
and tempting lunches from Weber's may be taken as often as desired.
We have never known this to fail.
HEAD-ACHE..-Vigerous exercise in the gymnasium, under the direc-
tion of Miss Dickerson. V
SORE-THROAT.-Put your face in another person's face as often as
possible and the affliction is bound to leave you.
COLD-SORE..-Apply mustard plaster to the swollen parts.
MUMPS.-For this ill we recommend as a sure cure one large-sized
vinegar pickle to be taken when mumps are at their largest.
SPRAINED ANKLE.-Wear a piece of cork a quarter of an inch
thick between your wisdom teeth during chapel and you will be able
to walk from the room.
TOOTH-ACHE.-Place a potash pill, secured from the nurse for this
purpose, in the cavity of the aching tooth. As this is an infallible
cure for many diseases, it will undoubtedly not harm you.
STIFF NECK.-Give the neck a complete rest on Friday and Saturday
NOTE.-For all other ills take potash pills and rub the head .with
writtsn in Qeptelnher, 1908.
When our new pavement has hardened, and the rails' are spiked and laid,
When the last steam roller is banished, and the first bitter frost has stayed,
We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it,-have some peace for a month
'Till the spring, when those noisy workmen shall begin to work anewl
And Johnston hall girls shall be happy: they shall live the more simple life:
They shall sit in their rooms and study, far away from the maddening strife,
They shall eat without being watched by Finlander, Dago and Poleg
They shall sleep all night without waking and not be disturbed by a soull
And only the cars shall glide past, and only the woods shall be seen,
And no one shall curse like fury, and no one shall yell or scream:
And all the girls shall be thankful, and each in her different way.
Shall enjoy the new-born quiet, if 'twould only come to stay!
With apologies to Rudyard Kipling.
fbruanzi frnm a Sickfrunm.
When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had some camphor on my head,
And many pills on the table lay
To make me well by break of day.
And sometimes for an hour or so
I smelled the cabbage from below:
I heard the shrieks from Music Hall
And someone down the stair-way fall.
Though on my door there was a sign
Yet in came every friend of mine,
And lastly, without knock or thump,
In came the longed-for Mrs. Stumpffj.
Three maidens went birding out into the park,
Out into the park as the sun rose highg
Each thought of the birdies she wanted to mark,
While the birdies chirped scornfully as they passed by.
For girls imust hunt since Miss Clark commands
And it's hard to see what she demands
When only the sparrows are stirring.
Three maidens came back from birding that day
Rubbing their hands which were chapped and cold.
They'd seen a crow and one blue-jay
fThere were many more in the tale they told.,
For girls must hunt since Miss Clark commands
And it's wise to see what she demands,
Though only the sparrows are stirring.
Three maidens went to the nurse that night
After pills for their necks so stiff and sore:
And indeed they were in a sorry plight
With their cold wet feet and their aches galore,
These girls won't follow Miss Clark's commands
And do whatever she demands,
When only the sparrows are stirring.
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The Qbumtux workshop.
The Editor enters, at about three-fifteen, with a note-book and some
sketches in her hands. She looks about the empty room and sighs. Ten
minutes later the Business Manager appears in the door. "I'll just stand
in the hall and nab the girls as they rush past." Another ten minutes drag
by, and then a few girls appear trying in vain to escape from Johanna who
is in close pursuit. Five minutes more and the editor bursts forth wrath-
fully, "Where are the rest of the girls?" The girls whom Johanna has
captured, at once make excuses for their fortunate sisters who have eluded
her. "Eleanor has a music lesson down town."
"Natalie has Dramatic Club."
"Ruth is at demonstration."
"You know perfectly well that Eva Wallis never comes."
This chorus is interrupted by Emily who joyfully skates into the room,
stumbling over the feet of the Faculty Adviser as she tries to find a seat.
A beam spreads over the editor's face and in an aside she thanks Johanna
for this unlooked-for addition.
Discussions now begin concerning every page of every department in
the Cumtux and concerning every body who would not contribute. "Once
more I remark we must get down to work," the editor interrupts, waving
her note-book in the air. "Do you know some jokes for Johnston Hall?
We must have more grinds from there."
The Johnston Hall member starts to comply with the eclitor's de-
mand: "Well, yesterday. -----l" A general shout arises.
The Faculty Adviser starts to throw cold water: "Do you think that ought
to go in?"
The Second Faculty Adviser considers the question: "Well - - -,
put a question mark after it."
fThe editor puts down the question mark, and then places parentheses
Here the door opens and Maude appears bringing a few letters:
"Only engaged people are favored today." Ruth immediately holds out
"Girls, we must accomplish something. I-low about a poem?" r
"Let's write one on the Jaundice-That ought to be an inspiring sub-
Each girl yells out a line and from the din, the editor manages to
understand, "There was a disease called Jaundicen "Ready, next line,"
but her announcement is followed by a profound silence, as the girls try to
find a word to rhyme with Jaundice. Ruth consults the dictionary and
Maude attempts a line ending with "Laundress."
The Faculty Adviser advises that a rhyme cannot possibly be found
for Jaundice, and sadly the editor throws that budding poem into the
The door now opens and Paul appears to empty the paper-basket,
but retreats with a scared look. Meantime echoes float toward the front
of the room from two would-be Bible sharks: "Did she say 'Obadiah or
At this point Lillian demands help and pours forth her troubles:
"You girls must give some ideas about Carrie Gage. I don't know what
to slam her about except-eats, and we can't put food all over her shield."
Martha, with a yawn, inquires: "What time is it?" The girls evi-
dently consider this a welcome means of escape, and before the watchful
Business Manager can lock the door, they are all racing down the hall
singing: "Ich weiss nicht denn, was ist der besser."
The Business Manager and the editor gather up their papers with an
abysmal groan and depart.
One of the bright Junior lights,
In speaking of Tennyson's Knights,
When asked for the source
Replied: "Why, of course,
It was found in 'Arabian Nights'!"
On every dark and stormy night
When all the girls would work
There's always trouble with the light,
Which makes the poor girls shirk.
J. Lewin, knocking loudly at No. IZZ Cher own roodjz "Strange
that no one answers me."
The students enter Chapel in a sprightly manner.
The girls develop that loving thoughtfulness for others.
All Club clues are paid on time.
QUESTION FOR DEBATE. '
-If Bess B. and Lenore H. wear out two pairs of shoes each week,
walking to McLaren, how much attention should they receive?
F-F-r-m-n-: Madame President, now don't you think its time we had
G-r-t-n S-l-s-h: How many have paid their dues?
New Special: Is it really true that the specials start the fads?
Answer: Yes, didn't Gretchen have the mumps?
Throughout the school a rumor spread,
Which caused each one to raise her head
From poring over books so dry,
And hearken to this rumor's cry.
For it was droll without a doubt,
And everyone began to shout.
Their voices may have grown too high,
And made the teacher deeply sighg
But feeling couldn't be kept down-
"The mumps, my dear, had seized Miss Brown!"
Qlnnzniihateh Qbrher uf munmps.
MISS BROWN ---------
RUTH BAKER - - - - Vice
FRANCES GALE - - - - - -
ANNA MAY FRENCH - -
ANNETTE MAXWELL -
EDITH CAMPBELL - - - - -
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If you desire membership see some one who has had them.
"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see."
A little First Year, shopping with her mother one Fine day,
Saw printed on a calendar this charming little lay.
"I'll give it to my teacher, whose room is next to mine,
And then I will explain to her the meaning of the line.
She watches me from morn 'til night, whatever I
And that she is my shadow is surely very true."
I heard a sudden board creak in the night,
Creak in our silent Hall!
I saw a dusky shadow cast in by the light
Upon our painted wall!
I heard the sounds of laughter and delight
Though faint and far away!
I knew that somewhere there that night
The girls were making gay!
imp in 1IBIc?Larm.
2:00 a. m. - Special delivery.
4:00 a. m. - Nightwatchman passes through the hall.
4:30 a. m. - Music by the radiators.
5:00 a. m. -Several girls close the windows.
5:30 a. m. - Donna Messenger arises to study.
6:00 a. m. - Radiators begin to leak.
6:30 a. m. -A few girls arise.
6:45 a. m. --- At least half the Hall up.
6:55 a. m. - Florence Dutton decides to get up.
6:59 a. m. - B. l-leistand finishes her cold plunge.
7:00 a. m. - Breakfast bell. No signs of life.
7:04 a. m. - Miss Cowles locks her door and goes to the
7:05-7:20 a. m.-Girls appear at breakfast.
7:2I a. m. - Muffins.
7:23 a. m. - Miss Cowles speaks on promptness.
7:35 a. m. - Vis-a-vis report absence at table Q? if U.
7:40 a. im. -House meeting to plan informal.
8:I0 a. m. - No bells ringing in McLaren Hall.
8:20 a. m. -Girls start for 8:I0 classes.
8:25-55 a. m.-Crowds surround the mail boxes.
9:00 a. m. -Callie Smith and Fredda Brown campused.
9:05 a. m. - Paul starts vacuum cleaner.
9:30 a. m. - Olaf fills water tank.
I0:00 a. m. - Squelches for whistling.
12:15 a. m.-Lunch.
l2:30 p. m. - Phone call for Grace Arnold.
I2 :35 p. m. - Phone call for Helen Connor.
I2:40 p. m. - Lunch over.
I :30 p. m. - Rosella and Dorothy forget it is study hour.
I :50 p. m. - Anna Cahoon disturbs hall-laughing.
2 : I 5 a. m. - Ruth Baker slams her door.
3: I 5 p. m. - B. I-liestand darts for hungry shelf.
3:30 p. m. - Ruth and Martha get new pictures from Br
3 :3l p. m. - Girls register hour's walk taken since 3: I 0.
3:45 p. m. - Maude C. receives a cheque
3:46 p. m. - Grand scramble for Ladies' Home Journal.
4:00 p. m. - .Iohanno K. hunts for girls to play basketball.
.- Miss Shorey with a delegation departs for cray-Hsh and
. -Something tells us we shall have cabbage tonight.
. -Sophs. return from the lab.
. -- We are now sure of cabbage.
. - German club puts away its darning.
. - Dinner.
. -- Phone call for Helen Connor.
. - Phone call for Grace Arnold.
. - Miss Cowles asks girls to pitch voices in lower key.
.- Girls practice the Gayety and late songs.
. - Study Bell.
. -- Elma B. informs girls that it is study hour.
Hush s s .
. - Lois Suttle walks down the Hall.
. - Continuous ringing of telephone.
. - juniors study Browning.
. - Lights out for ten minutes.
. - Marjorie E. visits Helen H.
. - Helen goes back with Marjorie.
. - Grand rush for bath tubs.
. -- Rough house.
. - Lights out.
. - Lights on.
. - House begins to quiet down.
. - Maude C. stuffs rattling windows with theme paper.
. - Every one asleep.
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WITH APOLOCIES TO WALT WHITMAN.
love to hear the rising bell in the morning:
am down to breakfast on timeg
sit down and think, and I think out the hardest of mathematical proposi-
have wrapped about my neck a collar of Buster Brown:
have no patience with them that giggle and grin over foolish things:
am always ready to eat muflins whenever they are placed before meg
work all the time: why don't the rest hustle a bit?
am always glad to present articles to the editor of the CUMTUXQ
know though, it is no fault of the juniors that they edit the CUMTUXJ
but it is one of the feats which must be accomplished before
Seniorhood is reachedg
take an hour's walk every day:
love to drink chocolate at Weber'sg
live upon sweets e'en as ye all live upon sweetsg
am alive with them, I rejoice in the happiness they bring:
could go on forever, for I am I, even I, but I am done.
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A teacher whose name was Miss Ford.
Of the history department was lord,
She taught of all climes,
Countries, peoples, and times,
For of knowledge she had a great hoard.
Miss Willis, a teacher of Greek,
Looked as tho' she were always most meek,
But her voice it was strong
And she talked well and long
On suffrage for that sex called "weak."
why ibarinus ibersnns are dlunnerteh with ami. E. OL.
Miss Willis-To work for Woman's Suffrage.
College Specials--To attend Freshman informals.
Fredda Brown--To be campused.
Ruth Battis-In order to be better prepared to manage a home.
Estelle I-lanchette-To be near Chicago.
Elsa Koop-To make purchases at the "little store."
Sibyl, Portia, and Emily-To specialize in athletics.
Dorothy Robertson-To excel in mathematics.
Miss Carpenter-To drill us on the "Spring Song."
Juniors and Seniors-To use their room.
Callie Smith-To attend all the choice matinees.
Dorothy Brown-To spend her week-ends at Madison.
Florence Foreman-To sit in a rocking chair and rock, and rock, and
Miss Brown-To conduct pageants.
Elma Barker-To keep McLaren Hall quiet.
Emily Inbusch-To play basket-ball.
Ella Wood-To edit a good CUMTUX.
Freshmen-To hunt the hat.
Miss Cook-To conduct minstrel shows.
Helen l-lill-To try room-mates.
Katharine Gregg-To test the library rules.
There was a young lady from Boston,
Whose manner had such a deep frost on,
She invariably froze
Every one of her beaux,
And her high plane of thought they got lost on.
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Helen S., on March l2-"Miss H.. when is Roosevelt going out of
F. W.-"Putting a light in the room will make it more central."
G. A.-"Miss S., where is the seat of affections?"
Miss S.-"I do not know, but it could be in the digestive system as
well as in the heart."
Music Student-"What relation is this Paderewski to the great
Paderewski ? "
NOTE:-Always put your jokes on thin paper so that the editor can
see through them.
Miss Sabin, Carriving at Bible Class fifteen minutes late,-"You
must excuse me, girls, for I was held up by two parents!"
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The ones who think our jokes are poor,
Would straightway change their views,
Could they compare the jokes we print
With those that we refuse.
ELSA KOOP'S INTERPRETATION OF MUSICAL TERMS.
M. S., mess-a musical composition by a student in harmony.
F. F., much feebler.
P. P., Very powerful and louder yet.
Rall., Music played at a political rally.
Fine, the opinion I have of my own playing.
Ped., pedantic, in classical style.
Ten., all fingers playing at the same time.
Grave, the looks of the audience after hearing me play at a recital.
It might be well to call the attention of one of the upper-classmen
to the following quotations: "Scoffers at marriage are like blind men sneer-
mg at the light."
Question-"What is a parasite?"
Answer-"A man who kills his father."
A criticism found on an examination paper--"Nay, nay, Pauline!
Come and see me, dear."
A BLOW TO THE EDITOR'S DIGNITY.
One First Year-"I wonder who that girl is who comes into Miss
l'lale's room so often, with her hands full of papers?"
Her Companion-"I don't know, but I rather think that she is making
up First Year English."
Laugh and the world laughs with you,
Knock and you knock alone,
If you don't like these as you find them,
Next year grind out some of your own.
Miss Brown advises the dictionary and Anglo-Saxon Glossaries as
light summer reading.
Miss Belcher-"What comes after man's longing for food is satis-
e E.. Wood-"Clothes."
"Whatever is the matter?" the little maiden cried,
"I cannot draw this awful map, though surely I have tried."
But here a bright thought seized her, she smiled in sudden glee,
And walked up to the platform as boldly as could be.
"Oh please," she begged the proctor, "let me sit here with you,
Until Imake my outline map look as it ought to do.
To face in the same direction that I face each day in class
Will help me draw this horrid map, and then I know I'll pass.
The teacher was astonished: this was against all rule
For such a thing to happen out at the Downer School.
But she could not refuse her, this child in such a plightg
So she stayed upon the platform until her map was right.
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Commencement time doth now approach:
Upon all subjects cloth encroach
The one of graduation.
Perhaps it may occur to you
That graduation's something new,
If so you're quite mistaken.
'Twas in a very ancient land
The maidens first did take a hand
In matters academic.
The one I mean is old Chaldea,
Which was the earliest one to see a
Girl take the course eclectic.
The school girls in that queer old place
Engaged in many a boating race
Upon the river Tigris.
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Played basket-ball and tennis, too,
And many other games that you
Are often wont to practice.
In studies they were not behind
The present maiden's cultured mind,
Nor in domestic science.
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Compose a gown, or a chapeau,'
They'd conjugate the verb "amo,"
Or bid the cook dehance.
The graduates their essays wrote
On bricks, as I've heard people quote,
In coneiformic fashion.
Home Economics students then
Would cook the bricks in the oven,
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They read them to the dread trustees,
And from them took their new degrees,
As was the college custom.
When the great festal day drew nigh,
They went through many a rite and high 3-
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The seniors planted out a tree,
With care and great solemnity,
In their most proper manner.
The trowel passed to juniors down
As well as college cap and gown,
To show they'd soon be senior.
They acted out a little play:
"How Semiramis Won the Day,"
A pageant, even, gave us.
In this, the story of the Flood
Was represented, in the wood
Behind the college campus.
A banquet of the l-lat they'cl hold,
Which class it was has not been tolcl,
We'll hope it was the soph'mores.
There was a function called a "prom,',
For which, with feelings far from calm,
The maidens bid for partners.
For partners then were scarce as they
Would seem to be in our own day,
In truth it was pathetic.
'Tis thought that at some future dances
lVlar's men will help increase our chances
Cwe hope the news authentic.,
I hope I've made you understand
Young ladies of that ancient land
Were not at all unhappy.
For they had many things that we,
In this enlightened century,
Buy, with our check from "daddy."
Although they had not in that age,
Women's rights or equal suffrage,
No doubt they did not miss them,
But were content to spend their lives
As bachelor girls or else housewives-
Of course, we need not ape them.
H. D. C., 'I2
School opened with Chapel Services at I0 A. M. Dr. Maynard and Mr. Wight,
the President of the Trustees, addressed the students, wishing them a successful
year. Miss Sabin addressed the members of the Self-Government Association
from I2:00 to l2:30 P. M.
Seniors tried to appear at ease in caps and gowns.
A mahogany chair for the President's use on the platform was formally presented
by MissTomson in behalf of the Fourth Year Class of '08. Y. W. C. A.
reception in the gymnasium at 8:00 P. M., for the new students of the College.
Social Service Club entertained new students of seminary in Hawthorne Den.
Juniors initiated to the privileges of the "Room" in Merrill Hall.
The Faculty dined with Miss Sabin.
Johnston Hall entertained for new girls.
Holton Hall girls discovered the new stadium in Lake Park.
The "little store" doing a rushing business.
Sophomores entertained the Freshmen at a beach party.
Ellen Pugh, '08, presented the Freshmen with their class colors.
Miss Sabin entertained the College students at an informal reception in Hawthorne
Den. Taft visited Milwaukee. Many endeavored to hear him with various
Miss Ford discussed the political situation in the United States in Chapel.
Bryan visited Milwaukee. Many profited by the experiences of Sept. 24th.
Miss Sabin entertained the Seminary girls in Hawthorne Den.
The Sophomore class' spread took place in the chemical laboratory.
Miss Ford spoke in Chapel on the political situation in England.
Miss Sabin read Helen Hunt jackson's "October's Bright Blue Weather," the
reading of which has become an annual event. Freshman class spread held in
Miss Strohm and other members of the Kodak Board presented a plea for the
Kodak. Annual Hat Banquet was given in McLaren Hall at 6:00 P. M.
First Iire drill--"Stoppy" thinks it great.
First meeting of French Club held in Johnston Hall parlor.
Miss Ford discussed problems in Europe and the results of the declaration of the
Turkish constitution. Sophomores and Freshmen contested in a hare and
Miss Sabin entertained the College Endowment Association.
Miss Sabin's talk on dress bore fruit: Holton Hall girls appeared at dinner in
"modest attire" as to dress and hair. Miss Tomson announced the annual
Missionary fair, which was to take place December 5th. Miss Sabin "held
up by two parents" on her way to Bible Class.
Miss Willis presented a plea to the students for Woman's Suffrage. President
Sabin read a paper before the Woman's Club of this city, her subject being
"Some Present Educational Interests."
I6. Miss Ford spoke before the students on "Aerial Navigation." The Freshmen had
an old fashioned Barn Dance in the gymnasium at 8:00 P. M.
l7. Sunday vespers held in respective halls. Formal reception in Johnston fespecially
for the benefit of Freshmen.,
2l. Miss Helen Lee gave a brief account of Visiting Nurse Tay Day, October 22nd.
22. Miss Titus gave an inspiring talk to the College girls on their duty to society.
"Tag Day" was observed at the College, the sum of S85 being raised. The
arrangements for the day were in charge of the officers of the Social Service
Club. Miss Sabin entertained the Wisconsin State Federation of Women's
Clubs at a reception at 8:00 P. M.
23. Oranges for breakfast. Miss Ford discussed dramatic literature and the best
means of raising the standards of the modern stage. The Social Service Club
gave a reception to friends resident at the Protestant Home for the Aged.
Mr. Liebling arrived! Great fear and consternation.
24. Ethel Magie's little dog died from the effects of a broken neck. Mr. Emil Lieb-
ling gave a recital in Merrill Hall.
25. Breakfast for the first time by electric light. Ruby Koenig and Abby Higgins
visit the college and take dinner in the Junior-Senior room with friends.
26. Economics test not postponed.
27. Chapel time was devoted to a meeting of the Athletic Association.
28. Miss Ella Smith gave a short program in Chapel consisting of a number of
29. Miss Sabin talked to the College on good choice of words in expressing ideas.
Miss Sabin and Miss Haberstich spoke before the members of the Sunday
School of the West Side Presbyterian Church on the subject of Perseverance.
30. Miss Ford spoke in Chapel on the question of Tariff Reform.
l. Miss Sabin read "The Servant in the House."
3 A political meeting was held in Chapel at 3:30 P. M., speeches were made by
each of the six candidates, and an election was held.
6. Miss Ford discussed the methods of the electoral college. At 4:00 P. M., Mr.
Devereaux, of the Weather Bureau, gave an illustrated lecture on the methods
of forecasting the weather. The residents of McLaren Hall gave an informal
dancing party in the gymnasium. g
7 A meeting of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae was held at 3:00 P. M. Miss
Sherry read "The Quest of Merlin."
8. Mr. Titsworth conducted Vespers.
I0 The first meeting of the Biological Club was held in McLaren Hall parlor at
4:00 P. M.
ll. Miss Hester Adams sang a group of songs at Chapel time.
l2. Miss Sherman spoke about some of the elementary facts of Botany.
I3. Who rang the fire-bell at l:23 A. M.? Miss Ford on the life and work of Chas.
Eliot Norton. The Juniors entertained the Freshmen in gymnasium at 3:30
P. M. The hundred and fifth pupils' recital was given in Merrill Hall at
8:00 P. M.
I5. Miss Bidwell spoke at Vespers on the Culick School for girls at Madrid.
l6. Miss Bidwell spoke in Chapel about the life of Mrs. Gulick, the founder of the
International Institution in Madrid. Report from Oklahoma that Miss Sabin's
views on dress reform had appeared in the papers there.
I7. Dr. Frost of the University of Wisconsin gave a lecture on the subject of "Com-
municable Diseases" at 4:00 P. M.
l8. Miss Mary Young sang a few songs in Chapel.
l9. Miss Brown's talk on knocking at doors had sad effect: Dorothy Alexander
knocked at her own door and forgot to say, "Comel"
20. Miss Ford spoke in Chapel about the life of Helen Keller. The juniors and
Seniors spent a delightful afternoon with Miss Cowles and Miss Belcher at a
"coffee" and tour of inspection at old Milwaukee College on Juneau Ave.,
and Milwaukee St.
Zl. Peter returned, welcomed by Miss McPheeter with open arms.
23. The Juniors and Seniors gave "A District School" at 3:15 P. M.
24. First Basket Ball Game of the year was played between College and Seminary
teams, the score being I8 to I2 in favor of the College.
25. College closed at 3:l0 P. M., for the Thanksgiving recess. The "forlorn few"
remained to "keep the pot bilin' " until the following Monday.
30. W'ork resumed at 8:00 A. M. Smiling, sleepy and stupid girls "made their first
classes." Lydia Gross got to French class on timel lndistinct murmurs were
constantly audible of "Zi days until Xmas."
l. The cooking class of city girls prepared and served a Thanksgiving dinner. Miss
Hale explained the purpose of the Consumers' League in Chapel.
Miss Coniss spoke before the members of the Milwaukee-Downer Club at
their membership meeting at 3:00 P. M., in Alumnae Hall. Miss Groom
entertained the students of the Art and Sketch Club at a four o'clock tea.
2. At 4:15 Miss Isabel Murray read "Silas Marnerf'
3. Mrs. Moulton was late for breakfast.
4. Miss Sabin entertained the College students at a reception in honor of Miss Plank-
5. The Annual Missionary Fair was held in the gymnasium from 3:00 to 6:00 P. M.
The idea of a Quaker function was successfully carried out, the decorations
being in gray and white.
6. Program in commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of
Milton was held in Chapel at 7:30 P. M., under the direction of Miss E. F.
7. Miss Carpenter conducted Chapel singing. Professor Weller of Iowa University
lectured on "American Excavations at Corinth."
8. Mrs. Stahl's table enjoyed a spread.
9. Dr. Underwood of Korea spoke on "The Eastern Question."
I0 At the meeting of the Social Service Club, Miss Sabin read "The First Xmas
Tree." From Miss Sabin's talk on Xmas obligations: "Don't wait to have
money in payment of honest debts extorted."
ll. Mr. Liebling arrived. Miss Ford discussed the Imperial Dynasty ruling China.
l2. Mr. Liebling assisted by Miss Wright gave a recital in Merrill Hall.
I3. Professor C. Freeman gave an illustrated lecture on Milton.
15. The First and Second Year students had their reading contest in Chapel.
l6. The Third Year students continued the contest.
l7. Seminary reading contest was ended with the Fourth Year students.
IB Miss Ford discussed Dr. Grenfell of the Labrador wilds. The Seminary Dramatic
Club gave two plays: "Mrs. John Smith" and "The Silent Voices." The
Social Service Club entertained the children from the Orphan's Asylum at
3:30 P. M., giving "The Ballad of Mary jane" and "The Night before
Christmas." The Seniors and Sophomores gave an informal dancing party in
the gymnasium at 8:00 P. M.
I9. The one hundred and sixth pupils' recital was given in Merrill Hall at 8:00 P. M.
20. Miss Sabin read "The Other Wise Man."
Zl. Miss Carpenter's music students gave a program of Christmas music.
22. College closed for Christmas recess.
Work resumed for the New Year. Dr. Judson Titsworth addressed the students
during Chapel time upon "Striving to do God's Will." The thermometer
registered 22 degrees below flfahrenheitj.
Late arrivals bob up. Delayed by blizzards? Exams? The Rev. Mr. Green
man talked to the student body concerning the different aspects of life.
The services of the Week of Prayer were continued by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins who
talked upon "The New Religious Life." The students of Holton Hall enjoyed
a dancing party.
Ethel Conn visits the school.
Vesper service supplied by Mr. Payne's stereoptican lecture on Palestine. New
pictures, interesting descriptions and incidents.
The Chapel Service was conducted by Rabbi Hirschberg whose subject was
"Education for Life."
The Rev. Mr. Smith addressed the students on "Character, a By-Product."
At a meeting of the Biological Club Miss Shorey discussed the Biological
Station at Wood's Hole, Massachusetts, and Miss Sherman described the
Biological Station at Naples.
The Week of Prayer closed with Dr. Edwards' address on "Loyalty."
Miss Ella Wood and other members of the CUMTUX Board presented a plea for
Miss Ford discussed the attitude of Congress toward the President's last massage.
At 4 o'clock Miss Lexow addressed the Woman's Suffrage League in Alumnae
Hall, which meeting was preceded by a reception for the members of the
League and the faculty, in Holton Hall at 3:30 P. M.
Two drays drew up at the entrance of McLaren Hall and four men including
Olaf and Paul, were busily occupied, unloading and carrying the table linen
R. B. purchased at Marshall Field's while waiting for the next train to Mil-
Chapel time was devoted to a meeting of the Athletic Association, at which Miss
Wood was elected head of the College bowling team and Miss Inbusch of
Miss E. M. Brown talked of the life and works of Edgar A. Poe as "The prophet
without honour in his own country." Miss Sabin read "William Wilson" by
Edgar A. Poe to some of the students in the evening.
Mrs. Guy Williams sang several selections in Chapel. Mrs. W. T. Cushing at
a joint meeting of the Young Women's Christian Association and the Social
Service Club gave an account of the meeting of the Playground Association
in New York.
I0:25 A. M. Professor Tombo of Columbia University addressed the students
on the subject of "Higher Education of Women." l0:45 A. M. Grand
rush to the office made by the faculty.
Miss Ford discussed the Licensing and Education Bills which have recently been
brought forward in the English Parliament. Mrs. Richards, Professor of
Chemistry in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, lectured upon "Chang-
ing ldeals in Education," at 8:00 P. M. in the Chapel. The lecture was fol-
lowed by a reception given in her honor in Holton Hall.
A reception given in Holton Hall to the parents of the students in the Third and
Fourth Years of the Seminary Department.
Vesper service consisted of a program of sacred music given by the music students
under the direction of Miss McPheeters.
Mrs. Holbrook of Boston and Mrs. Duryea of Brooklyn of the College Alumnae
Association visited the College and addressed the students in Chapel.
26. Miss Sabin presented the matter of purchasing the Lincoln tablet which has been
mounted and hung at the right of the entrance to Chapel. Mr. Ward, director
of the Milwaukee Museum, addressed the members of the Biological Club
upon "Variation in Animals" in Chapel at 4:00 P. M.
27. Miss Sabin met the College students and talked against the evil of cynicism. Miss
Wolpert's table had Welsh rarebit.
28. Day of Prayer. A sunrise prayer meeting was held in Alumnae Hall, and ser-
vices in Chapel were conducted at ll:00 A. M. and 4:00 P. M., by the Rev.
Mr. Gordon of Milwaukee.
29. Miss Ford discussed the problem of the condition of the Southern Italy earthquake
sufferers. At 9:30 P. M. McLaren Hall was honored by a caller, accom-
panied by Buster.f?J Miss Sabin read "The Maelstrom" by Edgar A. Poe
to some of the students.
30. The members of the Omnibus Club enjoyed a sleigh ride through the city during
the afternoon from l:30 until 4:20.
3l. Miss Sabin addressed the students at Vesper service upon the value of taking ad-
vantage of opportunities. Miss E. M. Brown succumbed to the mumps.
l. Monsieur Bernard addressed the French students in Chapel at 3:10 P. M., on
'L'Origine de la Conversation."
2. to 6. Calendar staff very busy, events too various to enumerate: Semester Exams.
7. Miss Taylor, one of the National Secretaries of the Young Women's Christian
Association, told of the work of the Association in japan and China at vesper
service in Chapel.
8. The students sang Hymn number two of the leaflet in Chapel.
9. Mr. Beryl, a lecturer at the Milwaukee Museum, addressed the members of the
Biological Club at four o'clock upon "Insects and Birds."
l0. ln the absence of Jenkin Lloyd-Jones of Chicago, the Rev. Mr. Cutler, the Rev.
Mr. Greenman, and Mr. Frick paid extemporaneous tributes to Lincoln. Dur-
ing the seventh period a clanging of the bells summoned the students in a tremor
of anticipation to Chapel to gaze upon the Hon. james Bryce, the British Am-
bassador, but all for naught. His visit of sixty-nine seconds was confined to
the space in Merrill Hall entrance in front of the clock, just out of the range
of vision of the Chapel full of eyes.
ll. Telegram "Plain forgot. Please forgive."-J. L.
President Sabin discussed the plan and action of the Board of Trustees con-
cerning the new buildings to be erected for the Seminary department.
l2. Appropriate exercises were held in Chapel at I0 o'clock to commemorate the one
hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth.
l3. The Seniors and juniors with their class officers Miss Cowles and Miss Belcher,
entertained at a dinner-dance. Holton Hall girls gave their Valentine party.
l4. "Three Men in the fsamej Boat"--took dinner in McLaren Hall. Miss Sabin
read "The Tragedy of Herod" by Phillips, at vesper service.
l5. Johnston Hall entertained McLaren Hall at a valentine party. The popular puzzle
pictures were much inlevidence. Nora Buell dropped in for dinner on her
way from the University.
l6. Miss McDowell, of Chicago gave a short talk in Chapel on the Consumers' League.
Miss E. M. Brown was released from quarantine.
I7. At 3:30 P. M. Mr. George Riddle gave a reading of "Midsummer Night's
l8. Mrs. Stahl had another spread.
I9. Miss Wollpert had another Welsh rarebit. Many students left to spend Wash-
ington's birthday at home.
House Committee records show ideal conditions to have existed. Where were the
inmates of the north end of the second floor of McLaren?
Dean Delaney gave a short talk at vesper service.
The usual cotillion was held at I0 A. M. in the gymnasium. At 5:30 P. M., a
banquet was given in McLaren Hall for the College students, and another
in Holton Hall for Seminary students.
Late arrivals barely made their classes.
Mr. Burrill of the Milwaukee Public Museum lectured before the Biological Club.
Miss Ethel Arnold of England lectured on "Arnold of Rugby."
The game to decide the class championship of the Seminary in basket ball was
played between the Third and Fourth Years, the latter being victorious. At
8:00 P. M., the College Dramatic Club presented "The School for Scandal"
27. The Alumnae Association held its mid-winter meeting.
28 Vesper service was led by Miss Sabin in Chapel.
l Basket-ball game between the Senior-junior team and Junior Home Economics
was played, the former being victorious.
2. One Freshman originated the idea of beginning to commence to think about pre-
V paring to hunt for the Hat.
3 Miss Wollpert's class-room bell protested against running overtime.
4. Mlle. Haberstich entertained the French Club.
5 Mr. Liebling arrived.
6. At 8:00 o'cloclc a program consisting entirely of Prof. Emil Liebling's compositions
was given by the composer, assisted by Mr. Frederic Carberry, Mr. Hambitzer,
and Miss Ruth Collingbourne.
7 At Vesper Service the students were delighted to hear Miss Ruth Collingbourne
repeat one of her numbers of the program of the Liebling recital.
8. The Freshman and Sophomore Basket Ball teams played an exciting game at
3:l0 P. M., the Freshmen winning.
9. Mr. Schneider of the Bressler Art Co.. gave a lecture on the new bronze bas-
relief of Edward MacDowell, which was presented to the school by Mr. and
IO. Professor Mitchell of the Milwaukee State Normal School addressed the Biological
and Bird Clubs on "The Common Sparrow." Miss Gooch gave an exhibition
of folk dancing.
ll. The Juniors and Seniors entertained the College students, at a tea in their room.
The first blue-birds seen by the "pretty Milwaukee-Downer girl."
IZ. At four o'cloclc the Senior-Junior basket-ball team played the Freshmen. At 8
o'clock in Merrill Hall the one hundred and ninth pupil's recital tool: place.
l3. Le Cercle Francais presented an interesting program. At 8 o'clock the Freshmen
entertained the juniors at a cotillion.
l4. Miss Ferris saw a robin.
I5. The faculty dress-maker came.
l6. Grand chorus and vaudeville stunts in evening after dinner in McLaren Hall,-
The attractive feature being Prof. L. Willard's chimes in, "Und, oh, ich weiss
l7. The "wearin' of the green."
lS. Lillian Rginlcing goes to CUMTUX meeting!-P-"' The faculty dress-maker de-
l9. Johnston Hall gave on informal dancing party. The First Years entertained the
Second Years at a St. Patrick's party. "Refined Vaudeville" was given by
the girls on the third Hoor of Holton Hall. The Bowling Preliminaries tool:
20. Helen Hill saw the first meadow lark.
21. Dr. Berry of all Saints Cathedral led Vesper Service.
the Bowling Finals took place, in which Avrina Pugh won the Cup. The
22. A touch of Spring.
23. Miss McMinn of West'Division High School spoke before the Biological Club
on the biological station at Vancouver. Professor Tomson lectured, with illus-
trations on "A Day in Rome."
24. Miss B. Fleek announced in the lower hall of McLaren that what she had was
not a waste-paper basket nor a flower-pot-merely her new spring bonnet.
25. Professor Burton, of Minnesota, spoke on the "Theatre." At 4 o'clock Mrs. O.
B. Willis, of Racine addressed the Student Suffrage League.
26. Miss Sabin attended the North-Central Association meeting at Chicago. At 3:l5,
the Bowling Finals took place, in which Aurina Pugh won the Cup. The
Seminary Specials gave a party in the gymnasium. At 8:00 in Merrill Hall,
the one hundred and tenth pupils' recital took place.
27. Billy called.
28. At 7:30 memorial services were held for Miss Florence M. Hooley.
29. All resolve not to be April Fools.
30. Professor Munro of Wisconsin University, spoke on the crusade.
l. March played April fool trick-came in like a lamb-and also left like a lamb.
l:00 A. M., kimona parade in Johnston Hall. Fun in Holton Hall. Stunts
2. The Glee Club presented an operetta, entitled "A japanese Girl."
3. The College entertained the Seniors of all the city schools. Elma Barker enter-
tained the juniors and Seniors in the room. Seminary girls displayed wonder-
ful creations at an Easter Bonnet Party.
4. Ruth Battis scrubs the Hall Hoor-. No vespers. The silence was so greatly dis-
turbed by an industrious creature that second and third floors of McLaren
armed with brooms. marched to the attic at 9:45 P. M.
5. The Beloit Glee Club presented an entertaining program in the chape lat 3: I0 P. M.
6. The infirmary filled, excuses to leae early for Easter vacation handed in.
7. All departed to spend the Easter session at home.
l3. Pupils began to straggle in.
l4. Classes resumed. A few "Prom" dresses exhibited-more expected soon.
l5. Miss Sabin met the college students in Chapel and spoke of our advantages at
Milwaukee-Downer, the college standing, and the ideal attitude toward our
I6. Miss Sabin began the series of readings to be given in Chapel on the Life of
Christ. Everyone had the words to the Spring Song. The College and Semi-
nary Basket-ball teams played the Cup game, the victors being the Seminary.
Miss Sabin presented the Cup. The gymnasium exhibition at 7:30 P. M.,
under the direction of Miss Dickerson, was a success.
l7. A delightful entertainment consisting of two short plays, "Petticoat Perfidyn and
"ln Honor Bound" was given by the members of the Milwaukee-Downer
Club in Chapel at 8:00 P. M.
I8 Vesper Service consisted of the usual singing and a reading by Miss Sabin.
l9. Miss McPheeters was again at the piano in Chapel, having spent a few days in
Chicago, at Grand Opera.
20 Physical examinations begin. Paul and Olaf began work on the garbage box back
of McLaren Hall.
2l. Mr. Ward of the Museum met the Bird Club at 3:l0 P. M., and lectured on
"Bird Architecture." Dr. Samuel Higginson addressed the Biological Club
at 4:00 P. M. on "Care and Structure of the Eye."
22. juniors unable to recite in Sociology class-dazed from the effects of receiving
a written acceptance of the Junior invitation. Miss Patterson spoke in the
Y. W. C. A. meeting at 7:00 P. M., in Alumnae Hall.
23. An ensemble concert was given by the music students under the direction of Miss
Mcpheeters in Chapel at 8:00 P. M.
24. The juniors entertained the Seniors at a one o'clock luncheon at the Hotel Pfister.
At 8 o'clock the Freshmen gave an informal dancing party in the gymnasium.
25. Miss Patterson spoke in Chapel to the students directly after breakfast.
26. A crate of oranges arrived for some one in Holton Hall.
27. The girls of the gymnasium classes learned the "ins and outs" of base-ball-slides
for bases and curved balls a specialty.
28 Spring weather-thunder and lightning accompanied by flurries of snow.
30. More rain. Mr. Liebling arrived. Seminary Dramatic Club presented an inter-
esting entertainment in the Chapel at 8:00 P. M.
l. Mr. Liebling, assisted by Miss Sara Alice Rich, gave a recital in Merrill Hall at
8:00 P. M. The Fourth Year Class enjoying their annual promenade in the
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