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The New Girls ' Dormitory. dT OR SEVERAL years the authorities have very much fUi felt the need for a girls ' dormilory in Monmouth but it 4 was not until two years ago, when the Senate instructed the trustees to initiate a building campaign, that the mat- ter was taken up in earnest. The wisdom of the authorities was that the very latest type structure, tire-proof, and equipped with the most modern conveniences, was the only kind of a building worth while. To build such a building it was estimated that if one-half of the needed sum I $40,000) could be raised that the erection of the building could be started with perfect safety. Monmouth ' s many friends willingly responded to the opportunity for assistance and by March 1, 1913, more than $40,000 had been subscribed. . rchitect D. E. Waid of New York City had completed the plans and bids on the construction work were called for. The con- tract for building was accordingly let to -Vpsey Fusch, and (he plumbing to McCullough Harilware Implement Co. Ground was broken -March SI, as soon as the weather permitted and the build- ing is now under way. The building is being erected on the northeast corner of the campus, facing Ninth street It will be very complete and of fire- proof construction throughout. It will be 45x163 feet, three stories in height, with a basement and sub-basement under the entire build- ing. A large dining room, accommodating 1-50 persons, kitchen, laundry, bakery and store rooms, as well as quarters for additional help, will be found in the basement. There will be in the building forty double rooms on the main floors. In addition to these there will be a hospital room, a suite for the dean, a suite tor the matron, a large reception hall, a sitting room and a chafing dish room. The third floor has on it a large gymnasium for the girls. Every room will be fitted for hot and cold water. There will be two large closets in each room, two bath-rooms on each floor and electric lights throughout. The dormitory is but another step forward in Monmouth ' s rai)id progress. It will be a new center for student life. It will furnish an ideal home for the girls. The dining room will be the family table of the school — the eating quarters of both boys and girls. The reception hall and the sitting room will be an attractivt meeting place for young men and women friends. The building will put a finishing touch on the beauty and attractiveness of our campus. If present plans obtain, it will be ready for occupancy early in the year 11114. ? 1
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The May Party, 1912. (3 X E OF THE prettiest events of the college year is the -May Party which is held on the caminis in the latter part of May. All of the girls in the three lower classes take part in the drills. Many weeks are spent in preparation for this event and every effort is put forth to make it a success. The May Party of 1912 was held on the twenty-fourth of May on the campus, east of the Auditorium. Here a throne had been built and harmoniously decorated with white bunting and green boughs. A large space was fenced off in reserve for the drills and the guests — the faculty, the boys of the school and the Senior girls. Miss Helen McCorkle had been selected by the men of the college through a ballot taken in (he morning, to become Queen ot May. She was attended by the .Maid of Honor. iMiss Lois Barnes, and four small girls, .Martha Clendenin, Kachel Marshall, Virginia St. Clair and .Mary Burnett. ■ The procession formed at the Carnegie Library Building and wound its way through the campus to the scene of the fete. The drill girls marched first and knelt in two long rows between which the queen-elect and her attendants marched to the throne. Here they were greeted by a May-song by the Girls ' Chorus and Miss McCorkle was crowned Queen of the May by the Maid of Honor. Then came the scarf dance, a very graceful and attractive dance, followed by two very unique and picturesque drills, the Hun- garian Drill, and the .Japanese I ' mbrella drill. The last and most looked for exhibition was the Maypole dance, an old time dance with many new and beautiful variations. The May Fete is one of the most beautiful ot the traditions of the school and each year marks a step toward making it a more attractive, beautiful and permanent institution. P A C. K T E N
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