National Louis University - National Yearbook (Chicago, IL)
- Class of 1923
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Dedication . . .
Faculty . . .
Senior Class History. .
juniors . ..... .
Junior Class History. .
Table of Contents
Freshman Class History ....
Literary Department .
Advertisements . .
the cause of Child-
hood-the new civi-
' ' Q lization as expressed
in the future National Col-
lege of Childhood, this book
is loyally dedicated. :: ::
IN the time a few years hence
when the new College of Child-
hood is a beautiful realityg when
our work is being carried on under
ideal surroundings, may we still
remember our life and work at
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to us the spirit of these days,
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MRS. LOUISE KIIVIBALL
MISS FRANCES IVIQELROY
MR. FRANCIS MARION ARNOLD
INTERPRETATION OF MUSIC, INTERPRETATION
OF ART, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
MISS ANNE GOODWIN WILLIAMS
SOCIOLOGY, FROEBELIAN LITERATURE.
MISS MABEL KEARNS
DR. LOUIS C. MONIN
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
DR. GEORGE L. SCI-IERGER
DR, CLARA SCI-IIVIITT
MISS CLARA BAKER
DIRECTOR OF DEMONSTRATION PRIMARY
ENGLISH, ELEMENTARY CURRICULA
MISS LAURA HOOPER
ELEMENTARY SUPERVISION AND CONFERENCES
ELEMENTARY METHODS, EDUCATIONAL
MISS FLORENCE TI-IORP
I KINDERGARTEN SUPERVISION AND CONFERENCES
P I CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
MISS MARGARET FARRAR
GAMES, FESTIVALS, KINDERCARTEN PROJECTS
MISS C. LOUISE SCI-IAFFNER S
APPLIED ART, ELEMENTARY HANDWORK
MISS MAY WHITCOMB
RECORDER ' A
MISS RUTI-I PETERSON
MRS. PI-IILEMON B. KOHLSAAT
ELEMENTS OF MUSIC, CHILDRENS SONGS
Miss Louise Westervelt . . . ........................... Chorus
Miss Willmina Townes. . .... Director, Demonstration Kindergarten
Dr. Louis W. Webb .... ........................ P sychology
Dr. John A. Clement .... .... H istory of Education
Miss Marion Lanphier ........ . . .Essentials of Speaking
Mrs. Guclrun Thorne-Thomsen. . . . . . . . .Childrens Literature
Mrs. Porter Lander MacClintock. . . ...... ...... C hilclren's Literature
Miss Etta M. Mount .......... .... P hysical Expression, Folk Dancing
Miss Mary Belle Kilpatrick. . . .... ........ D omestic Science
Mr. E. G. Bauman ....... ........ E ugenics
Mr. O. D. Frank .... . . . .... Natural Science
MISS FLORENCE LINNELL MRS. KENTON CLARKE MISS ALICE M. JONES
Housemother--South House Housemother-Avilla House Housemother-Elizabeth House
MRS STELLA KAHL MRS. GRACE HOOPER MRS. CORNELIA BURLESON
Housemother-North House H Dean if theMHalls h I Housemother-Thomas House
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MISS FRANCES MCELROY, Sponsor
NIAR.-IORIE CUTLER, Treasurer PAULINE. SILVERMAN, Secretary
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GRACE ELIZABETH RILEY
As brimful of mischief, wit and glee
As ever human form coulcl be."
"Come what will, I've sworn it still
I'1l never be melancholy."
I is 1 IRENE LA VILLIAN WOODSON
I I 1' MIDDLESBOROUC-H, KENTUCKY
I Q I Primary-Hyde Park School for
X, 3 Vlzq M I 0 Little Children
A, I Secretary of Student Government
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Secretary of Senior CIass
Kindergarten-I-Iome for the Friendless
What's female beauty, but an air divine,
Through which the mincI's all gentle graces shine
OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
"But in the brown eyes sparkling weII,
Mystery and mischief cIweII."
Primary-Brook's Private School
To be of service rather than to be conspicuous
GLADYS LUCILLE TAYLOR
Her voice was ever soft, gentle, low,
An excellent thing in Woman."
MARJORIE PERSIS CUTLER
HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS
President of Student Council
Treasurer of Senior Class
Her soft voice, her alluring charms have won
her many friends."
DOROTHY JEANETTE. PUJOLS
OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
Vice-President of Senior Class
Treasurer of Student Council
"With eyes that lool-:ed into the very soul,
Bright and as black and burning as coal."
NELL E.. HUDLIOW
Treasurer of Student Government
'Not only good and Icind,
But strong and elevated in tI1y mindf
LOIS IVIUNSON HILL
President of Senior Class
"Intelligence is not Iier only virtue."
LILLIA OGDEN LYIVIAN
Editor of the Annual
I'Iow dull it is to pause, to make an end
To rust unburnislmed, not to shine in use.'
Kindergarten-St. Luke's Hospital
Business Manager of the Annual
"First in work, first in play,
She does something better every dayf'
LENA R. LEATI-IERIVIAN
"A face with gladness overspread
Soft smiles by human kindness bred."
ALICE M. JONES
"Herself meanwhile as calm and stiII
As the bare crown of Prospect I'IiII."
"UnceasingIy deIving for knowledge."
Senior Class History
When you were the Freshmen
Of l 92 l,
If you had been prophets,
You'd have seen what was to
For to your class was given
The privilege to be
The living historians
Of N. K. E. C.
For in the early autumn
Our president resigned,
She it was who founded
This one college of its kindg
She it was who fostered
Care of children youngg
She it was who entered
The lives of everyone.
Then was our Miss Baker
Installed in the chair,
Upholcling well the ideals
Miss Harrison held so fairg
And to these worthy presidents
You pledged your loyalty,
Pledging help to render
Whenever need might be.
And then when you were Juniors
The new College dream began,
And with the keenest interest
You listened to the plan,
Although you raged with envy
To think you could not be
Again a timid Freshman
In N. K. E. C.
But now this year as Seniors
Your interests have widened
To take, in humanity.
Not just for our own college,
But for all of Childhood, too,
And thus helped to raise the standard
The whole world through.
And now that you are leaving
Our dear N. K. E.. C.,
With you go all our wishes-
Successful may you be!
Be sure that we will never
ln the years that are to come
Forget the loyal Freshman class
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There stands among us one who by her strength,
Her character, her faith in God and man,
Her deep ability to do and give,
Yet never seek reward or praise or fame,
Gives unto us who live and work with her
A pattern meet for all to see and own.
We let her pass without a word of praise,
And yet I know that could we for ourselves
Attain those heights that we should wish to reach,
Our minds would image all unconsciously
The virtues realized in her who humbly serves
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MILDRED ZORN, Secretary
ARDELLE WITTE, Dorm Treasurer THELMA COPELAND, Town Treas.
"Theres beauty all around our
paths, if but our watchful eye
Can trace it midst familiar things."
Good Iooks, a good sport and a
Nothing is so helpful as loads of
Not very tall, not very small.
"We never heard her speak in haste,
I-Ier tones were sweet."
"I-Ier friends they are many,
Her foes, are there any?"
"In truth, sir, she is pretty, honest
Everyone likes her, what more
can we say?
"A genial disposition brings its
owner many friends."
"Speaking generally, she's gen-
"More hearts are won by smiles
than by tears."
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"I-Iere's to the girl with a heart and
That makes this bubbl
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G I FLORENCE RICHARDS
Ambition is the germ from whi I1
a growth of nobleness proceeds."
IRENE D. CARLSON
She possesses a charm that would
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e who know thee not no
Words can paintg
who know thee well Il
To those , a
Words are faint."
"She is just that which is neatest,
' completest and sweetest."
Sober, but not seriousg
Quiet, but not idIe."
"A maiden fair, you can't deny,
With golden hair and Iaughing
"F will she wiiI you
or if she , may
And if she Won't she won't and
there's an end on't."
T e more we know her the better
we Iike her.
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et and merry as th d
wander too far from our COI-
Iege, we pray,
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some fine day.
g you back for a son
"Her dancing eyes and roguish smile
Drive care away-make life worth
Haste thee, nymph, and bring with
jest and youthful jollityf'
To do easily what is hard for
others is a mark of talent.
Quality, not quantity.
She doesn't say much, but she's
A girl whose friendship is highly
THELMA ONSTOTT K
"Perfectly groomed, always at ease '
"My heart is true as steel."
"lt's a good thing to lengthen to
the last a sunny mood."
There wasn't a minute when Keo
Wasn t in it.
ANNA CLAIRE ZACHOW
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F AYE lVla-:NAMARA
Don't tell anybody, but l do know
how to study.
Lots of pep and a good sport.
"Fair on earth shall be thy fame
As thy face is fair."
What would we do without her?
Deep blue eyes running over with
"She is pretty to walk with, witty to
And pleasant, too, to think on."
She's neat, she's fair, she always
dresses with perfect care.
"Fashioned so slenclerly, young
and so fair."
There is joy of living within her
eyes, and beautifully does she dance.
"Her hair was not more sunny
than her heart."
LA VILLA DOWDELL
"Happy-go-lucky, fair and free,
Nothing in the world to bother
Happy, peppy and a friend to all.
The hardest to know, we some-
times find, make the best of friends.
"I could be good if I Would, but
it's awfully lonesome being goodf'
She was always there through
thick or thin.
The pink of perfection.
A beauty that goes deeper than
Kathleen is our lady fair
ln all she does and says.
BENN ER MAUS
The true test comes when things look
Then Benner proves her friendship
To know her is to love her.
Quiet, prim and a little demure?
A good scout, always on the job.
There are one thousand good
talkers to one good thinker.
So quiet, so sweet, so always the
We know you'll get something that's
better than fame.
She's quiet and modest in her ways.
"Blessed with a temper whose un-
Can make tomorrow cheerful as
She worried about money the whole
Collecting funds for thatjunior crew.
A good heart wins the hearts of
What l acquire, l possess
A poet in disguise
And a jewel for her size.
Sweet and lovable-a good pal.
A good scout, a true friend.
'Tis her raven Iocks and her pleas-
ing smile that captivate her friends.
I-Ier friendly personality and good
humor are her chief attractions.
If her last name didn't betray
we'd think she was Irish.
She's tall and fair
And has red hair.
GLADYS DE voRE I
Raven hair and laughing eyes
Is not too much for a girl her size.
LO ANNA WILSON
Personification of pep and per-
Behind a frowning providence
She holds a shining face.
Hang sorrow, care would kill a cat,
And therefore Iet's be merry.
Silence-more musical than song.
Not by years alone, but by dis-
position is wisdom acquired.
"I'll hold thou hast some touch of
For even though vanquished, she
could argue still.
Generous, loving and game,
She always is the same.
Man was not meant to dwell alone.
'Tm all the daughters of my father's
And all the brothers, too."
Slow in choosing a friend, slower
Hard to know, but easy to like.
A good leader, an excellent follower.
Quiet, yes, but lots of fun.
l have a little shadow,
That goes in and out with me.
Smiles, she to all extends.
Ask me! Ask me! And then
"A fair exterior is a silent com-
Give her sports-any kind will
Be thine own self always and thou
As true a friend, as congenial a
companion and as perfect a "real
girl" as can be found.
May one as willing as she be num-
bered among my friends.
True merit is like a river-the
deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
"infinite riches in a little room."
Always ready to help when needed.
Conscientious and studious, yes,
She finds no trouble in acting her
For she is really merry at heart.
F LORANCE lVIacLACHLAN
We know her by her smile and
her willingness to serve.
LOIS E. TAYLOR
What she lacks in stature, she has
in common sense.
p RUTH BARR
Let us then he up and doing
With a heart for any fate."
Exceedingly wise, fair spoken and
IDA JEAN STEWART
Her hair it is Haxen, her eye it is
Not a care seems to trouble her all
the day through.
" 'Tis well to he merry and wise,
'Tis well to be honest and true."
"Linked sweetness, long drawn out."
She's apt to present you a deep
thought or twog
Yes, Miss Grobee, we're speaking
"The rest is silence."
"Exceeclingly well read."
Dear Gretchen, we'll always remem-
ber your smile,
'Tis girls such as you that make life
You'd never think such a little
girl could be so big.
ln work or play sl'1e's with us.
LOIS I. TAYLOR
Studies, dances and the social whirl
All belong to this charming girl.
Still water runs deep.
IRENE C. CARLSON
Hard to know, but worth knowing.
With manner never bold
And heart as good as gold.
Of my merit-on that point
You yourself may judge.
MARY FRANCES WILSON
A pleasant combination of those
qualities which make a true friend.
Junior Class History
ITH much enthusiasm we came back this year to keep up our
brilliant class rep as Freshmen, being the class of pep and orig-
inality. COh no, we know it.l
The Weather Man tried to put one over on us when he ordered snow on
the same day we attempted to entertain the Seniors and Freshmen at a
beach party, but we fooled, him and ate hot dogs at home.
Will you ever forget the chills that ran up your back as you made your
way fdecked up in your best clothes, past the cemetery to Thomas' haunted
house last Halloween?
"Leave it to the Juniors again. They even made us pay for our ages."
One penny per year was the cry at the Junior assembly when the "Dress
Rehearsal of Hamlet" was given.
At Christmas time we played Santa Claus to the Grace Church Mission
children with our individual gifts and our class gifts of a set of doll furniture,
dolls, balls and other needed equipment.
We ended our cadeting days with a splash by entertaining our directors
at a Valentines luncheon.
Extra! The Weather Man was with us this time, furnishing cold, snow
and everything! So we had a bob party. We were scared for a while when
we thought some of the girls would be left in the cold wilderness. The
rear end was brought well up by hot coffee and goodies at lV!illie's.
We furnished decorations for notebooks and suitcases in our N. K .E. C.
banner and shield stickers-proceeds to go to the building fund.
We tried to express our sincere appreciations of !V!illie's leadership
throughout our Freshman and Junior year by giving a dinner dance.
We enjoyed our trip to Thatchefs Woods and the Dunes with "Out
Door" Frank and plenty of eats.
The Mission kiddies were thrilled with the caps, ice cream and Cracker
Jack and good time at their party.
Everyone out-Good Prizes-Good Time at the Card and Bunco Partyg
also lots of money for-a new electric automatic bell.
Well, you know we came in with a noise, were noisy, went out noisily
and left noise!
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Helen Schaad. .
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Freshman Class History
ARLY in the fall of i922 the National Kindergarten and Elementary
College once again was filled to overflowing with Freshmen, who did
not know Whether they were expected to laugh or cry, and who spent
most of their time saying, "Oh, do you know Mary Smith? Why, so do l."
On such occasions cries of surprised delight could be heard all over the
campus and lifelong friendships were established.
We had left our various high schools and colleges feeling perfectly con-
fident that the world was ours for the asking, but when we had attended our
first few classes we realized that once more it was necessary to follow in the
footsteps of Caesar. We have come, we have seen, and the question remains,
"Shall we in our Junior year complete the conquering?"
Our first real get-together party was held on the lawn in front of the
College. After romping around in true kindergarten style, we were cooled
and refreshed by delicious sherbet and wafers. During that afternoon many
of us came out of our shells and realized that the Juniors, Seniors, and yes,
even some of the Faculty had been Freshmen themselves at one time. l do
not believe that we can ever tell them how much we appreciated their
sympathetic understanding and general goodwill.
It took us several days to adjust ourselves to our surroundings, but we
soon began to feel at home and enjoy the wonderful things that everyone
was doing for us. Two lovely teas were given, one by the Faculty and one
by the Seniors. Both were equally enjoyable and confirmed in our minds
the knowledge that we really were wanted. ln compliance with the custom
of the school, our class gave a vaudeville performance in Assembly and many
talents, hitherto unknown, were exhibited. If it were not for the fact that
we are needed by the world to educate children l am sure that many stage
careers might have been prophesied.
Soon we were well enough acquainted to decide who could best fulfill
our offices, and a class meeting was called for this purpose. Ella Jeanette
Vennum was elected presidentg Catherine Morgan, vice-president, Carol
Rosecrans, secretary, and Helen Schaad, treasurer. ln February Carol Rose-
crans left our number to become a Junior and Helen Schaad took her place:
Our dear Miss Mount was chosen as sponsor of the class, and we feel, indeed,
that her influence has been with us in everything we have done.
We must not forget our initiation! What a time we had, eating with
our knives and Wearing our hair in the style approved by our superiors, to
say nothing of the cabaret stunt we gave in the dining room. And then
came formal initiation and all frivolities were forgotten when we realized the
seriousness of the step we were taking.
And now our Freshman year has been completed, but it will live forever
in our memories. The pages of our diaries are filled with good times, broken
now and then perhaps by some difficulty, but through it all runs the stream
of true friendship and love which we have shown to each other and which
has kept up the spirit of our class.
The Little House
Through a dear little town,
Down a run-a-way road,
A quaint little cottage stands.
And if you should ask
While you're traveling through,
They'll tell you it's Mistress Ann's.
lt's white with green blinds,
And has a short path,
And the funniest, primmest low door
With a queer piece of iron
ln the center, you know,
And some squarish red bricks on the floor.
There's a rather low fence,
And a gate with a voice
That speaks, if you swing it too far.
And an old weather-cock,
Sitting high on a post,
Sings a song as he turns on his bar.
Some stately old trees,
Kindly nodding their heads,
Offer welcome and friendship to man.
And the cares of your day,
Will all vanish away,
In the cottage of Mistress Ann.
For the dear little town,
ls the Village of Life,
And your Hope is the street that goes through,
And joins on somewhere,
With the run-a-way road
To the House Where Your Dreams Come True.
Assistant Editor .
Literary Editor . .
Art Editor . .
Joke Editor ....
Social Editor . .
Faculty Critic .
The Annual Staff
Anna Claire Zachow
Manager . . . . . Nellie Ball
Mary Esther Ransel
Clara Belle Baker
At last the Annual has gone to press. l know you never thought it
would, l somewhat doubted it myself. There were many delays, chief of
which was the unexpected absence of your editor, which made it doubly
hard on all. Nevertheless with the loyal co-operation-the customary will-
ingness to take her part-of every girl on the staff and many, many other
friends the Annual has come through and it bids fair to be a mighty fine one.
You know we promised you an especially good one this year, because it is
to express the spirit of our new College of Childhood, the spirit that has
pervaded every activity of the year and made it a very beautiful year. We
feel that that spirit has been expressed in our Annual this year, not only in
the material itself, but in the willing co-operation of everyone who helped
to make it. This includes not only every member of the staff, all of whom
worked loyally, but also all those, voluntary or involuntary, who were cona
tributors-even those whose contributions were not used. We could not use
everything and we tried to use that which most perfectly fitted into the idea
of our book, but even those unused contributions helped, because they spoke
of your interest. Our appreciation extends also to all those who helped in
the little, usually unrecognized ways: those who went out to get us "ads",
those who worked to make our lunches a success, those who supported those
lunches, those who subscribed to the Annual, those who offered their help,
to all those who in any way gave us their support. Principally, of course, we
give our appreciation to our ever loyal faculty-and especially to Miss Clara
Baker, whose keen wit and good judgment made the Annual what it is.
HE Student Council is the central governing and social body of the
school: the mainspring of all student activities and the mother organ-
ization of all the other organizations of the school. It is composed of
the oflicers of each class, the president of Student Government, the president
of the Town Girls' Association, the class sponsors and the editor of the
Annual. Miss Baker, as president of the College, is, of course, the first
member. The oflicers of the Council are chosen from this group. This year
Marjorie Cutler. .
Keo Starr .....
Mildred Zorn . . .
Dorothy Pujols. . .
other members are:
Miss McElroy ....
Lois Munson Hill.
Miss Farrar .....
Mildred Olson. . .
Miss Mount ........
. . . . . . . .President
. . . .Vice-President
. . . . . . .Secretary
. . . .Treasurer
. . .Senior Class Sponsor
. . . .Senior Class President
. . . .Junior Class Sponsor
. . .Junior Class President
. . .... Freshman Class Sponsor
Ella Jeanette Vennum ....... Freshman Class President
mired "Pins" courage in singing Mall
Helen Durstine. .
Lillia Lyman ....
. . . .Student Government Presidents
. . . . .Town Girl President
. . . .Editor of the Annual
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September! Life begins once more
for N. K. E. C.
uniors and Seniors
each other. Fresh-
enjoyed by all the girls-especially
Miss Farrar. We particularly ad-
men busy trying
as intelligent as
Little sisters trying to look
to look at home and
their big sisters.
Pow Wow was held
by herself." Elizabeth McCollum
gave a most interesting little talk not
only on the major industries of Penn-
sylvania, but on the miners as well.
at the College.
It was immensely
lnitiation brought terror into the
hearts of the new girls. lt's shock-
ing the skill they showed in the art of
cabaretingg but the next day our
hearts were set at ease when we ob-
served how innocently and demurely
they ate pie with their knives above
the heads of their elders.
We hear that every day in every
way Ardelle is growing less and less
"Campaign!" 'Tis a word to cause
every N. K. E.. C.-ite to stand at at-
tention, for well she knows what the
word means. Many a tender finger
has been wounded by a darning
needle, and many a bobbed head
burned to distraction-all for the
noble cause of Childhood.
N. K. E. C. gave a Thanksgiving
party at the Lakota. Dame Fashion
decreed that every girl should look
her bestg and there was much preen-
ing and "fi:-Ling." Needless to say,
everybody had a. wonderful time.
"lVlim" displayed great skill when
she sold chances on "Miss Avilla,"
our campaign doll. Mim ought
really to be an auctioneer, for she
certainly brought results.
Christmas holidays finally arrived
with all their gaiety. A festive party
was held in Avilla House. Santa
Claus was there in all his glory and
parcelled out gifts to all. Private
telephones proved to be the most
popular gift. The next morning
Avilla girls awakened the other girls
with a candle and carol procession.
Then came the much-looked-for
ward-to vacation. It is rumored that
lVlrs. Hooper installed lsham Jones'
orchestra, to play for her at dinner
during the holidays to maintain the
deep silence of the girls during that
Vespers are a source of great pleas-
ure on Sunday afternoons. They have
been held in the different houses,
and many interesting people finclud-
ing our own Dr. Schergerj have come
to make them even more pleasant.
NOTICE! A new cook has ar-
rived. The one we had for lunch was
better than the one we had for break-
fast. We are hoping this one will
stay long enough to give us our
A Washington's Birthday Tea was
held at Avilla. Tea, candy and
dainty little cakes were served. Jessie
Satre gave a most attractive little
minuet dance and Eleanor Benskin
sang several pretty songs.
What Ho! A party at the Drake!
Needless to say everybody was there
and early, too, for Benson's orchestra
furnished the Uinspirationf' "Baby
Blue Eyes" sealed some man's "Fate"
EXTRA! EXTRA! All about the
plays at the Studebaker given by N.
K. E.. C. mlihe Sleeping Beauty" was
a beautiful success, as well as the now
famous "Toys Awake." Helen Dur-
stine made a "mean" king-that is to
say she had a kingly mein. We are
pleased to announce that Merc. Hag-
erty has been begged, nay, implored
to join Ziegfeld's Follies-though
Ziegfeld admits she will be a "limp"
attraction. Her Raggedy Ann dance
is bound to go down in history, never
to be forgotten.
And so at the close of our year at
N. K. E.. C. we feel that even with
all the heavyf?J social duties we
have time to "pause in the day's oc-
cupation" and remember our real
duty to society-that of carrying on
the noble cause of Childhood.
The Student Government Associationi
lVlary Larsh .................... President
Marjorie Mayhew ........... Vice-President
fpresident after lVlary's resignation,
Nell l-ludlow ................... Treasurer
lrene Woodson ................. Secretary
AN you imagine the same group of girls sitting in stern judgment on the
child who cannot "remember" that twelve o'clock-not twelve-thirty
-is the time to be in, and acting as executives and hostesses at the
most formal of social affairs? That is what Student Government does. It is
not only the central governing body in the dormitories, but it is also the
instigator of most student activities. If a maiden does anything amiss from
talking in classes to making mysterious and forbidden visits to-anywhere,
she is brought with all the force of the law before the high court of the
Student Government Association where she is severely judged and admon-
ished. If any dormitory group wants support in a project of any nature it
goes to this association and gets it, which makes this body a very versatile and
very valuable one.
When the great growth of the school rendered some organized form of
government necessary the students and faculty got together and drew up the
constitution for a student government, giving permanent expression to the
heretofore unwritten law, and forming a body of support for public opinion.
This was done in l9I6 and since that time the students in the dormitories
have pretty successfully governed themselves, and they have found that by
making each girl responsible for the whole they create a stronger impulse to
control than all the externally imposed rules they could make. This does not
mean that there are no difliculties, no infractions of the law-it means rather
that in most cases the students are able to work out their own solution to their
problems and in so doing strengthen their own ability to govern themselves.
At the opening of the year the girls are put on probation for two thrilling
and horrible weeks, during which the upper-classmen have a great deal of
fun and the poor newcomers live in fear and suspense. But at the end of this
time those who pass sign the pledge and are formally admitted to the organ-
ization. And then the fun begins. For the student body can play as Well as
govern and many and varied are the social functions held during the year.
This year, in spite of the fact that most of our play has been centered
around the one all-absorbing interest of the campaign, we have had time for
other fun of the purely social kind. First there was the dance at the Lakota
Hotel, which was pronounced by all to be one of the prettiest and happiest
we have had. The Christmas party, too, is always a student government
project and one of the loveliest affairs of the year-beginning with the singing
of carols at an early hour of the morning when candles were the only lights
used, to the ever joyous visit of Santa himself. These are only two of many
social gatherings, but they prove that student government is a good all-around
organization, for work and for play.
The Chicago Girls, Association of N. K. E. C.
HEN in the fall of 1921 the number of Town Girls enrolled in the
College made the dormitory girls sit up and take notice, it was
decided that this group of girls ought to have some form of
organization. No sooner said than done and the Chicago Girls' Association
of National Kindergarten and Elementary College ftake a big breath before
you try it, was formed for government, for cooperation, and for sociability
This is the second year of our uorganized life" and under the peppy leader-
ship of our officers, who are:
Helen Durstine. . . ....... President
Nellie Ball. ........ . . .Vice-President
Florence Anderson ...... ....... T reasurer
Florence Richards ............... Secretary
we have had all these things. Does the school need some help in keeping
the halls spotlessly clean? Call on the Town Girls fand ask Mr. Johnsonl.
Do you need some diversion in the way of peppy entertainment-in classes
and out? just watch the Town Girls. ls the campaign fund getting low?
Need someone to put some new life in it? Sure! Tell the Town Girls-
they'll do their bit, just as everyone else does. Does any girl need a rest?
The Town Girls have a Rest Room! Yes, they really have. Remember
how we worked, planned and dreamed for it last year? Well, this year it's
no longer a dream-it's a reality.
This year, like all the other organizations, we worked hard and did our
bit and then just by way of diversion we rested and gave ourselves a party-
uweeniesn and all.
But in spite of the fact that we are proud of our organization and the
work we have done we do not forget for an instant the spirit of loyalty and
cooperation the dormitory girls and all the other organizations have shown.
We have only the greatest admiration for all of you and we hope that as the
school grows, as our organization and the dormitory organization grows,
there may grow with it a feeling of friendship between the two-that we
may be only two sister organizations, working as we have worked this winter,
for the good of all. L. L.
Sunset on the Skokie
There is a red fire through the tree tops
As the sun sinks low,
The baby clouds are racing home,
All blushing as they go.
The bluebird sings and swings and sings-
'Mid blossoms white as snowg
The meadow-lark calls sweetly
With plaintive note and slow.
'Tis spring and twilight--Pan's own hour.
l hear-l hear his faint pipes blow.
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NE who amid all her larger activities still keeps close to her heart the
interest of every girl in the Collegeg who trying always to realize the
greater ideal, to spread to all people the beauty and the spirit of our
work, is still able to understand, sympathize with and appreciate the prob-
lems and difficulties of each of her children-
Such is our president.
And because she is all of these things and much, much more we love
her and pledge to her always our loyalty, devotion and support in all she
undertakes. May all her dreams come true.
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The Student Campaign Committee
The Student Committee, whose duty it was to stimulate and organize all
campaign activities among the students, was composed of three members
from each class with a chairman, appointed by Miss Baker, from the Senior
class. ln each case the president of the class was the first member for that
class and Miss Baker appointed the other two. The committee was composed
of the following members:
Lois Munson Hill-Senior
Ella Jeanette Vennum-Freshman
'Twas one Tuesday last September
That Miss Baker in Assembly
Told the students, curious, eager,
Of the plan to move the College
From the clatter of the city,
From the smoky, murky sky-line,
To the far-off wooded North Shore,
Told them that the site was purchased-
To the East the glinting waters,
To the West the radiant sunset,
To the North a wooded village,
To the South a seat of learning
And palatial homes of rich men,
Told them of the vast expanse there-
Grassy meadows stretching westward,
Where the students will be sporting:
ln the winter gayly skating
On the narrow, frozen river,
In the summer boating, playing,
Walking in the fragrant forest,
Sitting on the sandy beaches:
Told them of the beauteous castles
That the Builders will erect there-
Of the College with its towers,
With its spacious rooms and hallways,
That will shelter happy children,
Learning how to play together,
And an eager throng of teachers,
Learning how to guide endeavor:
Told them of the Dormitory,
With its many-windowed gables,
With its sunny student bedrooms,
With its dining hall and parlors,
Opening on a grassy courtyard,
Where the paths mid flowery borders
Lead out to the rolling meadow.
And the students, hearing, shouted,
Clapped their hands and raised their voices,
pledging in their exaltation
All their powers and their talents
To make real that lovely vision
Of the College on the North Shore!
fTune: "Bossy Cownl
Whang! bang! come on, gang!
Were off to advertise!
Here come a great big crowd-
l..et's fill them with surprise!
Dear N. K. E. C.
We'll make your letters sting!
We will make them pierce
The heart of everything!
Keep step, show your pep,
We're off to tell the world-
They'll know, we're not slow,
But some peppy girls!
Come now, good people,
Don't you understand?
Well, then, here goes,
Give us a helping hand.
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what the Dormitories Did
HOMAS HOUSE was the first to conceive the idea of making an indi-
vidual contribution to the Building Fund. All sorts of plans were
discussed and at length a candy sale was decided upon. The candy
was to be made in our own kitchen next the Builder's oHice1not a bad idea.
After many trials and tribulations concerning sugary fudge, scorched
macaroons, soft sea-foam, stacks of messy dishes and burned fingers we
managed to produce huge piles of sacks which were filled with fudge, butterl
scotch, opera creams, divinity fudge and cocoanut macaroons. The delicious
odors from the kitchen permeated the rooms of the Builders, making their
mouths water and their appetites grow. As a result they helped the cause
by buying liberally.
Mysterious posters placed in various parts of the College aroused the
interest of the girls so that they brought pennies to buy of our delicious candy.
ln a very short time we had sold it all, leaving in its place a stack of nickels,
pennies and dimes.
The next week we had another sale and presented the money to Miss
Baker in Assembly. Although the sum was not great, we were proud to
have earned the first money that was given to the Building Fund by any of
Illary F. II'1'I.w11,
HE spirit of loyalty of South House was awakened at the first cry of
campaign, and a desire to do its bit was readily responded to by the
staging of a South House hop and candy sale. Every girl shoulclered
a responsibility and on the evening of October eighth the result of that willing
co-operation was shown in the success of our enterprise.
As each couple entered the spacious dance hall, they were presented
with a brightly colored bow as a favor, which added much to the gaiety of
the occasion. A candy booth was erected in the entrance to the dance hall
and passers-by exchanged their extra money for candy-always a popular
attraction. The music for the evening was furnished by the South House
orchestra under the direction of l..oAnna Wilson. Benson's orchestra had
nothing over the presiding musicians, as was evidenced by the eager apprecia-
tion of the dancers.
Everyone enjoyed the occasion and the members of South House re-
joiced at the royal support of the students, which enabled them to contribute
a twenty-dollar bill to the campaign fund.
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Come, let's gog donit be slow:
For the building fund must grow,
And the dollars keep rolling along.
Keep them rolling, keep them rolling!
And the dollars keep rolling along."
OWN the center aisle of the Assembly Hall, to the accompaniment of
the singing, two attractive little maids attired in neat black dresses
and white caps and aprons walked sedately, bearing aloft a platter
of truly Thanksgiving appearance. A realistic turkey rested temptingly amid
garnishings of fresh green parsley, carrots and other inviting vegetables. It
was just the day before Thanksgiving vacation. Was it possible that the
Elizabeth House girls were presenting our dear president with a Thanksgiving
Miss Baker beamed with surprised delight as the dish was placed before
her and the real contents of the unusual "dressing" were disclosed. Fifty-
seven dollars in crisp bills were stuffed inside that remarkable turkey, form-V
ing the contribution of the girls of Elizabeth House.
Ever since the opening of the campaign to raise funds for our new
College the girls of Elizabeth House had been industriously racking their
brains for some scheme whereby they, too, might contribute toward this
cause so near and so dear to the hearts of all at N. K. E.. C.
The other dorms had burst forth already with many original ideas and
schemes. What was there left for Elizabeth House, with her small quota of
fifteen girls? Cne thing it seemed-individual efforts and combined financial
results, and this plan the girls found most successful as our friend the turkey
Was there anyone far or near who possessed a sweet tooth? Always!
Two girls of "third floor front," famed fudge makers, were kept busy supply-
ing their demands at seventy-five cents a box. A "little fairy in our home"
kept powder puffs, ivory bureau sets, handkerchiefs and other sundry articles
spotlessly clean for all. Again a precious Saturday spent at Field's in any
department from dolls to gloves, or the resolute denial of double chocolate
sundaes added the dollars and pennies to our fund. We interpreted the
Builder's motto "Watch it grow" into "Make it grow."
"And the dollars keep rolling alongg
Keep them rolling, keep them rolling."
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ERY much inspired by the pictures and talks about our wonderful
new College, Avilla girls with the help of their most loved house-
mother, Mrs. Clarke, pledged all of their efforts toward raising
money for the campaign.
Our first drive, being a benefit bridge, brought us in thirteen dollars.
Thirteen tables were filled at twenty-five cents per player and although many
people may be skeptical as to the good fortune which this number brings, we
feel that it put us to thinking. While the other houses were steadily increasing
the 'iwatch us grow" we were quietly sewing. painting, and designing in
preparation for our Chrstmas bazaar, which made the song "Tomorrow"
famous. The announcement of the bazaar was made by the introduction of
a beautiful doll, which was loved by everyone at first sight. This doll was to
go to the one holding the lucky number, which was to be drawn the day of
the bazaar. Chances were sold to every possible prospect and in this way
the doll proved to be our largest factor by bringing in one hundred and fifty
dollars. "Do your Christmas shopping early" was the slogan of both
students and faculty alike, for everyone seemed eager to glean the amazing
bargains. The tables were filled with dainty underwear, handkerchiefs, aprons,
painted articles, hosiery and infant's wear, making one marvel at the co-
operation and hard work which made them possible. Need we mention the
thirty-five pounds of fudge which sold at ten cents a bag in less than ten
minutes' time? All of our efforts were rewarded when we handed our check
for three hundred and thirty-five dollars to Miss Baker and received her words
of appreciation which always inspire one to a greater good.
THE SILENT CALL
fTune: "lVlr. Gallagher and Mr. Sheanb
O girls of our dorm! O girls of our dorm!
What's the name of the game you played in Main last
With your needles and your thread,
Using both your hands and head,
How you rubbed and scrubbed and cleaned and mend
O girls of Main dorm! O girls of Main dorm!
You didn't waste a minute night or day:
You were always bright and gay,
No matter what the day.
'Twas a project, girls in Main dorm,
And you worked with all your might.
O girls of third floor! O girls of third floor!
Don't you remember how we sat around that night?
How our plan it grew and grewg
Each one had her work to do,
And your interest was indeed a lovely sight.
O chums on third Hoor! O chums on third floor!
Don't you remember how our bootblacks shined your
How our waists were snowy white,
How our nails all looked just right?
'Twas a project, girls on third Hoor,
And you worked with all your might.
O girls of second! O girls of second!
How good those sandwiches tasted every night!
There was ham and there was cheese,
Made to order and to please,
And you cut and spread and fitted them just right.
O chums of second! O chums of second!
You made some cocoa, too, for our delightg
It was hard for you to do,
And we give our thanks to you,
'Twas a project, chums on second,
And you worked with all your might.
O chums in Main dorm! O chums in Main dorm!
Hereis the meaning of this project work for you:
You have heard a silent call
And you have not let it fall.
May you carry it with you your whole life through!
O chums in Main dorm! O chums in Main dorm!
May you always keep this vision in clear sight,
And no matter where you go,
Be there sunshine, rain or snow,
Here's your project, chums of Main dorm-
May you work with all your might!
"One little, two little, three little dollars,
Four little, five little, six little dollars-"
HUS sang a large group of girls, right on up to fifty-five dollars, gingerly
dropping shiny silver dollars into the basket in Miss Baker's out-
stretched arms, while excitement in Assembly grew to a bursting point
and had its climax in a roar of applause for the girls in North House.
"How did you do it?" I
i'Well, we did a lot of things. We as a house wanted to do our bit and
so we called a meeting from which everyone went away with an air of
mystery and importance. Two weeks before Hallowe'en, if you had chanced
to be around any time between eleven and twelve of a certain Friday night,
you would have seen a number of couples strolling into our "Black Cat Tea
Room," and a little later you would have seen their eyes dilating over the
first-rate sandwiches and coffee that were set before them. But oh!-after
it was over-the dishes! Still we made quite a little and were inspired to try
it again the night of the Halloween dance at the Lakota. And this was an
even bigger success than our first attempt. Ruth Candy offered her services
as interior decorator and several others volunteered as waitresses, and so we
came to the night of the big event. None but a 'North Houser' knows the
fun, excitement and suspense that accompanied our second 'Black Cat'
episode, and while all agreed that the dance was wonderful, they had to
admit that the lunch afterwards was better. ln the end 'the guests went home,
tired but happy,' and we pocketed the money.
"But even that isn't all. A little while later, when everyone was work-
ing to make the Toy Carnival a success, Mrs. Kahl invited us all down to a
sewing party one night and what do you think We made? Raggedy Ann
dolls to sell at the carnival, and a lot of fun we had, too, stuffing them and
making the hair and clothes in imitation of the first and only real live Raggedy
Ann, otherwise known as Mercedes Hagerty, a North House girl.
"1 think, now that the campaign is over, we can all see how much it has
meant to us and what it has done for us. Such an undertaking to be a success
means the best kind of loyalty and co-operation on the part of all, and we
in North House feel as do the other dorms, that every girl measured one
hundred per cent in those respects, thus making it possible for the house as a
whole to go 'over the top' and then some."
How the Town Girls Raised Their Money
"We'll prove to every doubter
Our loyalty's true blue,
And show the world there's no other
School, N. K. E. C., like you."
RULY that has been the slogan of the Town Girls' Organization for the
past year. How have we shown our loyalty and helped to keep the
dollars rolling? Well, listen, and I'll tell you! First of all we started
the year right by selling candy, homemade candy-for the Town Girls can
make candy as well as bread. This sold so quickly that we were unable to
keep up with the demand and we decided to buy candy wholesale and sell
it at retail prices. And then one day someone hit upon the bright idea of
selling taffy apples. Oh! those taffy apples! ls there a girl at N. K. E. C.
who doesn't rejoice when she sees those large, luscious taffy apples arrive?
'Tis a sight for hungry students! Cares, homesickness and the like disappear
with their arrival. And their financial value is not to be scoffed at. Didn't
they make it possible for us, at our Hero Day Festival, to present ten new
crisp ten-dollar bills to Miss Baker for the building fund?
Nor is this all. Our fame as cooks gave us the honor of directing the
famous Kiddie Kitchen for the four Toy Carnivals. Our jolly Gingerbread
Boys, our fat Cookie Horses and Ducks, our Lollypop Girls and Gum-drop
Boys harvested hundreds of pennies and dimes, and according to the carnival
treasurer, who, by the way, is a loyal Town Girl, furnished the largest per
cent of profit of any department.
ln recounting the service of the Town Girls we cannot fail to mention
little Peter Stocking, made from a White sock, who was found on the presi-
dent's desk one morning, with a twenty-dollar bill in his wee pocket, the gift
of one girl, y0live Milligan, who had made twenty like Peter as her bit for
the Building Fund. Other gifts have been larger, but truly ours carries with
it a whole-hearted devotion to the College and the cause of childhood.
The Autumn Festival
"Oh, there goes my balloon! No, you can't come in this car, it's so
full now it sags. Here we go."
Where? Why, to see the town of Evanston. We're the girls of N. K.
E. C. and Evanston is about to become acquainted with usg for we are going
to build our new College of Childhood here--next to the golf green. Now
that we have introduced ourselves to the North Shore residents we shall move
to the grounds.
On the proposed new site for the College an autumn festival was held.
ln the beautiful sunlight of that cold Columbus Day, slight figures clad in a
maze of colors danced on the green. As autumn came racing over the hill
she dressed the world in a riot of color, and in her wake came garlands of
autumn leaves, the true symbol of that season. The balloon dance which
followed was the dance of joy that made us famous and when at the end of
the dance all the balloons went sailing up into the sky to carry our message
near and far, it was indeed a glorious sight. And then once again-autumn-
a rich procession of autumn leaves and fruits-wound its way over the hill.
But we also had a rollicking playtime-our Freshmen had quickly
absorbed the real spirit of play-and they played well. Just when everyone
was really cold and hungry we were invited into the Club House and enter-
tained by the women of Evanston and the North Shore, who served us sand-
wiches and coffee.
The sequel came a few days later when letters reached us from Indian-
apolis and Kokomo, indiana, in reply to our message, which three hundred
tiny aeronauts had carried afar on the wings of the strong west wind-
"This balloon will go up in the sky in Evanston,
Our College towers will go up by and by in Evanston,
And the cause of the child will be lifted high in Evanston."
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ATE one evening after Little Girl had been tucked away in her downy
bed and nurse had arranged her toys in nice straight rows against the
wall, a very strange thing happened. Little Girl began to stretch and
yawn and suddenly sat up straight and began to talk. "Oh l'm so tired of
just playing, playing all day long by myself. l want to play with other boys
and girls." At that there was a stir in the room and Little Girl became very
much frightened for some one was moving toward her. She was going to
run away or call for Mother when she discovered that it was her own beautiful
French Dolly standing right beside her bed. "Why l didnit know you could
walk all alone, Dolly. What has happened?" French Dolly took one step
nearer and began to talk to her. "Why don't you come away with us?
Raggedy Ann and Funny Clown, Teddy and the tin soldiers are going on a
journey. We're tired, too, of just doing tricks for one little child. We want
to make other children happy."
"But where are you going?" asked Little Girl. "Nurse is not here and
there's no one to dress me and l canit unlock the doors and we never can
get away for l couldn't carry all of you. How can we go away?"
"Wait and see," said French Dolly, and at that Raggedy Ann began to
dance and tumble about in her clumsy, raggedy way, tin soldiers marched
about the room in twos and fours, sailor dolls sang and danced, teddies rolled
and tumbled, Jack-in-the-box jumped about and Funny Clown did marvelous
"Oh, oh, oh," cried Little Girl. "What has happened, where are you
going?" And all the toys answered in chorus:
"Close your eyes tight,
Count one, two, three,
For we are going to dance
For N. K. E. C."
When Little Girl opened her eyes she found herself in a room filled with
little children and big children, and babies cooing and clapping their chubby
hands and mothers and fathers whose eyes were laughing because they seemed
so delighted to see Little Girl and her toys. And when she saw how happy
Teddy and Funny Clown were making the children, she began to dance, too,
and together they danced and played and talked until they had made every
little girl and boy very, very happy indeed. They even climbed the stairs to
a big room where there were many, many toys, and helped children select
the ones they thought they would like the best, and once in a while Funny
Clown whispered in the ear of a Daddy, who seemed to be very much
puzzled. And then Daddy's eyes would twinkle and he would go straight to
a toy clown and say "You're just the one l want for Tommy," and after he
had slipped a bright shining coin into the Girl's hand who had the clowns in
charge, he put Mr. Clown deep down in his pocket and started home to
Of course, Little Girl was very much puzzled about the place until she
heard a very kind voice saying to someone close by, "Wasn't it lovely that
Little Girl and her toys could come to help us out. You see we are selling
these toys to raise money for a beautiful new College out in Evanston where
we can train mothers and teachers and help make the world a better, happier
place for little boys and girls to live in. It will be called the National Kinder-
garten and Elementary College."
Little Girl didn't quite understand all that was said, but when she looked
up into the kind face of a little lady in brown and saw how she and her
toys had made the eyes of the little lady shine with happiness, she somehow
had a feeling that she was very, very dancy inside and she wanted to help
It wasn't long before Little Girl found herself alone with her toys and
because she was so dancy inside and because she couldn't forget the face of
the kind lady she drew a very deep sigh and said, "I don't want to go home.
l'm so happy. Letis go away somewhere else and play with other little
boys and girls."
"Close your eyes tight,
Count one, two, three,
For we are going to dance
For N. K. E. C."
sang all the toys in a chorus and soon they were floating away over the trees
and chimney tops and by and by they had floated right down into a big, big
church where many more children were waiting to see them. And there,
right in their midst, sat the dear little lady who was explaining to a friend,
Hit is such a help to have the toys come, for the children love them and want
to buy those we have to sell, and by and by we will have enough money to
build a beautiful new College in Evanston."
"I never want to go home," said Little Girl, "until the little lady has all
the money she wants." And the toys agreed that although they were getting
a little bit worn in spots and very tired sometimes, so tired that the tin soldiers
squeaked when they walked and Raggedy Ann lay limp upon the floor, and
jack-in-the-box's cover came off and French Dolly's voice grew husky, they
would stand by Little Girl until the little lady had all the money she wanted.
Again they found themselves floating through the air, first to Evanston,
where there were so many little boys and girls that Funny Clown almost
wished he could run away and Raggedy Ann grew limpiwith dancing and
French Dolly almost tottered as she walked across the floor, but oh, how
happy those children were and how good it was to hear them laugh and clap
and shout. Then out to La Grange, where the Fairy Lady who had really
helped bring them to life lived, and they were so happy to see her again.
And here they laughed and tumbled more than ever before, for it was just
before Christmas and they had heard the toys in the room upstairs say, "We
do hope Little Girl and her toys will make every boy and girl here want one
of us. For wouldn't it be tragic to be on the shelf on Christmas Day when
thousands of children might be looking for us in their stockings?"
"Good morning! Time for breakfast," called nurse, and Little Girl
rubbed her eyes and looked around at the toys in nice straight rows about the
room. And then she jumped out of bed and caught French Dolly in her
"I-laven't we had the bestest time?" she cried. "And mustn't the little
lady be happy, for I heard them say that they had more money than they
had ever thought of."
"Did you have a lovely dream?" asked nurse, for she didn't understand.
But Little Girl knew and French Dolly knew and Raggedy Ann knew that it
wasn't a dream and that they had made someone very happy. '
Little Girl did not know, and the toys did not know, but the little lady
knew that because the Toy Carnival had come a new College was nearer
realization than it had ever been before.
BY CHILDREN FOR CHILDHOOD
On Fairies' Wings
A Benefit for
National Kindergarten and Elementary College Building Fund
Staged by the Student Players at Studebaker Theater,
Saturday, April 21, 1923, 10:00 A. M.
When the curtain opens, children
You shall see
Fair Fairyland and fairies dancing,
Two and three,
And graceful moonbeams playing softly
ln the air,
And butterflies and f:1reHies Hitting
Here and there,
And playful Puck, the tiny jester
Of the band,
Romping to and fro to flutter
Then, if you listen well, l promise
You shall hear
The blaring blast of mortal bugle
Next you shall see the beauteous palace
Of the King,
And stately lords and ladies dancing
ln a ring,
And fairies coming through the portal
On the wing,
To utter one by one the wishes
That they bring
To bless the little princess-kindness,
Truth and love,
Do you know that time is flying
Year by year?
Sixteen times the months have passed you,
When the curtain swings again
You shall behold
The lovely little princess, now
Sixteen years old.
You shall see her in the palace
And voices of brave lords and ladies
Who shall sing
To tell of christening at palace
Of the King,
And of his plea that seven good fairies
And give their wishes to the princess
On this day.
You shall see the fairies leave
ln glad delight,
But one of all the band remains,
A wicked sprite,
If naughty Puck in mischief, tells her
Of this slight,
Will she dare to go and use
Her evil might?
Long life and happiness and wisdom
But e'er the last good wish is said
One enters late
To bring the babe an angry wish
Of horrid hate.
Oh, has the last good fairy power
The evil wish and bring again
The hour of joy?
Surrounded by her merry maidens,
Who have come from near and far
To sport and play,
And bring the lovely princess gifts
On this birthday.
All the wishes of the fairies
Have come true,
Save only that last evil one,
And will that, too?
A hundred years have found this castle The cruel, thorny hedge is parting
Deep in sleep, Bright with flower:
A thorny hedge has grown about it, He will find the sleeping pricess
Dark and steep. ln this hour:
But now a gallant prince approaches, Will his kiss awake her and destroy
Young and strong, The fairy power?
And all the little birds awaking
Join in song:
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Won't You ?
With a carnival here
And a carnival there-
Here a carnival,
There a carnival,
Here a carnival,
There a carnival-
Heyl little Freshie,
Won't you come along with me
And help the building fund?
With a "Toys Awake" here
And a "Sleeping Beauty" there-
Here a toy,
There a toy,
Here a beauty,
There a beauty-
Hey! little Junior,
Won't you come along with me
And help the building fund?
With some study here,
And some practice there-
l-lere an annual,
There a kindergarten,
Here a primary,
There a candy sale-
Hey! little Senior,
Won't you come along with me
And lose your little mind?
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M eo, e
Miss Clara Baker
Do you want a jolly thought?
Ask Miss Baker.
ls your plan with problems fraught?
Ask Miss Baker.
Are your ideas old and stale?
You need one that will not fail?
Your own lJrain's of no avail?
Use Miss Baker.
When you want a clever poem-
Tell Miss Baker.
Need ideas to make you known-
Find Miss Baker.
For for keenness and bright wit,
There's no other quite so fit,
On the throne of Fame to sit-
As Miss Baker.
L. O. L.
Lest We Forget
A New Venture
HE story of "The National Kindergarten College" written by Miss Edna
Dean Baker tells how first came into my head the audacious idea of
announcing to parents that they were hindering the right development
of their children because of their ignorance of the laws of human growth
which develops the unfolding powers of the hand, the head and the heart,
or what is now termed the physical, the intellectual and the psychical life of
the child: and that the right use of the embryonic form of this three-fold
nature should manifesaitself in the young infant and should have continuous
growth and encouragement up to manhood and womanhood.
I knew that it was a far-reaching insight that Froebel had given to the
world and which-has grown and expanded wonderfully, which would in time
revolutionize education and that it was desperately needed in most homes.
All that I attempted at the time was to get the mothers in my kindergarten
together, to give to them the insight which I had gained by my study in Chi-
cago, St. Louis and New York, and to recommend to them certain books
which had been helpful to me. I laid my plan before several friends-one
or two mildly encouraged it, but most of them laughed at it as a bit of over-
enthusiasm on my part. Cnc dearly loved friend said, "Of all foolish dreams
this one seems to me the most foolish. What woman who has actually given
birth to a child would listen five minutes to you, a childless, unmarried
woman?" However, the conviction that I had certain truths and definite
facts which would hlep any mother to understand her child better spurred
me on. Therefore, with the permission of Mrs. Loring, the principal of the
school in which I had my kindergarten, I sent out invitations to all of 'imy
mothers" to meet me the first Tuesday afternoon in October to discuss the
kindergarten and arrange for some form of work together. This was in
The day came which, I did not know at the time, was to be my entrance
into thirty-odd years of unremitting and strenuous work, but work that over-
flowed with the joy of growth and the satisfaction of real service. Two of the
twenty-one kindergarten mothers appeared. I can recall, even yet, the strug-
gle to conceal my disappointment from those two mothers and talk with them
just as if I had not expected fifteen or twenty others. I think now that I must
have been buoyed up by the thought that the other mothers would surely
come -in after I had had a chance to talk with them personally about the need
of co-operation between us. But they didn't. So the two mothers and I
went bravely on giving the major part of two afternoons each week for the
rest of the school year. A little later three young girls joined the group.
There were no charges for my time-such an idea had not entered into my
plans. All I wanted was help in guiding the children aright both in the
school and the home. The young girls were not much help in such guidance,
but they added to the interest and the enthusiasm of the work and l soon
began giving them also extra technical work in a two year's course of prepara-
tion for kindergartens of their own. Years passed before kindergartens were
put into the public schools of Chicago.
One day in the following April, l885, a tall, attractive looking woman
came into my classroom, seated herself in one of the empty chairs and
motioned to me to go on with what l was explaining. When the work of the
afternoon was over she came to me and introduced herself as Mrs. John N.
Crouse, the mother of one of the boys in the primary grade. She then asked
me if I would walk part of the way home with her as she wanted to talk with
me concerning the subject of the afternoon lesson. We walked along silently
for a time. Then Mrs. Crouse suddenly turned to me and said, "A hundred
mothers ought to have heard what you said this afternoon." She paused, but
in a moment-more added, "They shall hear it!" It was the first ring of
genuine co-operative propaganda that had come to me and my heart gave
an inarticulate shout. She then turned to other topics and we parted at the
next corner. rl did not know the woman. Her eloquence of pleading, her
dauntless courage that faced all obstacles as mere incidents to be expected
in any great work, and her power of perseverance that simply refused to
accept failure, were revealed to me later. But that day, unbeknown to me,
all these great virtues were dedicated to the cause of conscious motherhood.
This same week she called on every woman in her church with whom she was
acquainted and call-ed on some she had never met, and invited them all to
come to their church parlors on a certain afternoon the next week, having
already obtained a promise from me to be present and to talk to them of
the significance of the kindergarten. She also wrote a notice of the meeting
and asked her pastor to announce it the following Sunday morning and
At the appointed hour the two large church parlors were completely
filled with women. I came near having stage fright. The size of the audience
was much larger than l had expected. I began speaking standing, but m-y
knees were trembling so that l had to ask for a chair, and the rest of my
somewhat embarrassed discourse was given in a sitting position, with my
hands nervously twisting my handkerchief into a rope and untwisting it again.
Xvhen I had ended Mrs. Crouse arose and in her quiet, dignified way an-
nounced that a class would be formed to meet in the church parlors once a
week for the following ten weeks and that she hoped every mother would
join the class. The terms would be two dollars and fifty cents for the course.
Mrs. B. would be secretary and treasurer of the class. One-half the proceeds
would be given to the Ladies' Aid Society and one-half to Miss Harrison.
The announcement was a complete surprise to me. Forty-five of the women
joined the class and l received sixty dollars as my part of the experiment.
But the money, an unexpected compensation, was a minor matter compared
with the courage and added faith in my conviction which the class brought.
ln the fall and throughout the school year of l885 l was invited to speak
in various private schools and church organizations, East, West, North and
South, and five regular courses of lessons for mothers were given, numbering
seven hundred and thirty-four members. l gave some individual lectures
also in near-by suburbs. This was a strenuous year as l had also my kinder-
garten and what had developed into a regular training class of young girls
at the Loring School, then known as "The Miss Harrison Kindergarten Train-
Much of my preparation and study was clone on the long street car rides
to and from mothers' classes. This, however, taught me a power of con-
centration which has been of great service to me ever since. The following
year Mrs. Crouse decided to join me in the work and we were incorporated
as "The Chicago Kindergarten Training School" in the autumn of l886.
All classes were held in the Art lnstitute. The work grew, being much
helped by the publicity of "The Literary Schools" and the financial returns
of my out-of-town lectures, In l890 the school was reincorporated as "The
Chicago Kindergarten College." ln l89l my first book was published after
being rejected by three publishing houses. It has now reached its fifty-second
edition and is translated into six foreign languages.
ln l9I2 the College was reincorporated as "The National Kindergarten
College" and in I9l7 it was again reincorporated, as "The National Kinder-
garten and Elementary College."
IWIINWI KW I H IIIWNIHW HH llllllli
Memories of 10 Van Buren Street
HAT happy memories fill our minds as we, of the good old days
at I0 Van Buren Street, recall the College life prior to l905.
Happy days indeed, packed full of rich classroom experiences
and merrymaking of every variety. ln spite of the many drawbacks of
poorly lighted, congested classrooms with the almost ceaseless thud-thud of
a printing press in the basement, the noisy street and still more noisy alley
at one side, we certainly flourished.
Many were the beginnings made in those days. Our College history
records the first Mother's Convocation, which was held in the old Central
Music Hall located at State Street on the corner of State and Randolph-now
covered by Marshall l:ield's.
It was a wonderful galaxy of master minds which gathered both for
these Mother Conferences at Central Music Hall and 'for the Schools of
Psychology and of Great Literature held at I0 Van Buren Street. Such
names as Cl. Stanley Hall, John Dewey, Hugo Munsterberg, William James,
Francis W. Parker, Hamilton Mabie, William T. Harris, Thomas Davidson,
R. Moulton, Denton Snyder, Mary McDowell, Mrs. John N. Crouse,
Mrs. Andrew Maclseish, Jean Carpenter Arnold, Josephine Locke, Harriet
Neil, Elizabeth Harrison and many others who came from near and far show
the very high standards set by the College of those days.
How well I remember the day we found a great treat waiting us. Our
friend, Hamilton Mabie, had made one of his frequent trips from Washington
to share with us his newest helpful thoughts. As a "Freshie" I felt awed at
the significance of the event-to have a greatly respected man of letters
say to us, "Whenever l have some especially beautiful new idea which l think
must prove a helpful thought l am glad to come and share it with you of
the faculty and student body of the Chicago Kindergarten College. Here,
my friends, I am always sure of understanding and appreciation."
This is only one of many illustrations which come to mind, proving that
our College, because of Miss Harrison's marvelous personality, drew as a
magnet the great educators of the day.. This reputation still prevails. Our
College has been and always will be a Mecca for those interested in the best
It is a far cry from the jolly semi-impromptu stage effects in our College
Hall of those days, to the beautiful production "On Fairies' Wings" given
this April at the Studebaker Theater. I wonder if Mr. Johnson remembers
when he was quite unwillingly dragged into the limelight He was the only
available man, and a man we had to have. His role was simple. How
could he refuse when told, "You must, Johnson, we've simply got to have a
man. just ring the bell when we tell you to and try to look severe. No, you
needn't say anything."
One glorious summer day, we frolicked on the Faulkner lawn down on
Thirty-ninth Street and Oakwood Boulevard. This was a lovely event. How
well l remember the thatched cottage saved from the Worldis Fair wreckage
and used by the Faulknefs as a summer house. There were the winter
festivities, too, the evenings "At Home" when we brought our best beloveds
and others to enjoy a jolly hop at College Hall. There were, too, the many
charming receptions given by Mrs. N. Crouse in her home.
What fun it was to sit with the rows of C. K. C. girls at Grand Opera
and other entertainments, and-oh!-l mustn't forget to remind Mary Foster
Manierre of the day she lugged her bike up that long flight of stairs and
gave us many a thrill as we scurried to points of safety while she gave an
exhibition on spectacular bike riding on the slippery Hoor. Perhaps our
levity swung pretty far at times, but l wonder if our dear Miss Harrison will
not vouch for our being usually pretty well balanced?
What a jolly circle we made, a hundred or more, led by Miss Grace
Fulmer, during our game period each Thursday afternoon. Now that the
College has grown so large such a gathering for games would be impossible,
but it worked out beautifully there in those days. It was a lovely wind-up
from classroom work each week. Fond parents and other invited guests
ranged themselves on a narrow platform. Often we had rather over-awed
guests, our kindergarten children who played with us in the games.
The old building at I0 Van Buren, in those early days, still held a bit of
the atmosphere of the old Art lnstitute. A large sky-lighted room was used
by M. Fleury, the artist, who has preserved for us thebeauties of our Chicago
river with its abutting warehouses seen dimly through a veil of smoke. The
artist, himself, with soft velvet cap, was an interesting feature, especially on
the rare occasions when he played host to groups of our students,
Our beloved Miss Harrison,-words always fail when we try to express
the half of what she has meant and always will mean to us. If we are true
to the best that lies within us we will be loyal and true to the teachings of
OUT deaf Miss Hafflson- FIOITIIIY' .SQJZOTUHYUII ciC1f7J'f7II, .X'0l'llIUI, 'Ui
Memories of the Twelfth Street School
OME, all you clear little graduates of l923, and your old Aunt Flossie
will tell you a story about the way the College used to be away back
in I9I3 when she, too, was a graduate. Perhaps some of you have
heard your grandparents speak of those early days: if so, you can ask them
to verify any points which may possibly seem doubtful to you.
To begin with, my dears, the College was then at Twelfth Street and
Michigan Boulevard fany old settler will tell you that Roosevelt Road was
once called Twelfth Streetl and great was the history made there.
I suppose that first of all you'd like to hear about the surroundings of
the school. Of course, you know that Chicago arose from desolate swamps,
and so, of course, it will not be a shock to you to know that the marshes
surrounded us on all sides. Little Fanny McElroy was attending school then
and l remember distinctly the day her small red slipper came off in the bog.
Mr. Johnson, who was just out of high school, had to wade out and get it
ln spite of the swamp it was a very joyful, albeit noisy location, and We
girls used to love to rush to the windows as some brave parade swept up the
street. Anyone who was in the College then will tell you about the time
Miss Baker Cthey called her the Child-Registrar then because she was so
young and so smart, threw a red carnation out of the window to the Marquis
And did l ever see Miss Kearns and Miss Williams? Ah, yes, many
times. Well do l remember one precedent-making occasion when the former
with a reckless abandon that brings a thrill with the memory led the first
College yell ever yelled within the walls of N. K. E. C. The world stood
still for a moment and foundations rocked, but the world and the College
My most vivid memories of Miss Williams are two, one as she stood,
dressed in softest cream color, reading her normal thesis, and the other in
game time fand by the way, fancy playing Pop Goes the Weasel in hoop
skirtsll. But to continue we were playing Pigeon l-louse, and it was Miss
Williams' game. Her pigeons were chosen, the game was practically com-
pleted, when all of a sudden she exclaimed.
"Oh! l need a nice big stick!" and with the words fastened her kindly
gaze on me.
Then in that old Twelfth Street building was staged the occasion of
Miss Harrison's and Miss Woodson's return from ltaly after their winter's
study of Madame lVlontessori's methods. There also occurred our affiliation
with the National Kindergarten Association and the changing of our name
from the "Chicago Kindergarten College" to the "National Kindergarten
College" and great were the rejoicings as we began to realize how greatly
honored we were.
We had another first at Twelfth Street-our first librarian-Ruth Beebe.
Of course, ten years is a long time, but the last l heard Ruth was still vigorous
However, time and the passing of time is as naught, and joking gives
way to grateful reverence when our thoughts turn to two whose gracious
presence blessed us then as their memory does now, Mrs. Crouse, purposeful,
serene and benign, co-principal with Miss Harrison, and Mrs. Arnold with her
clear, kind eyes, now grave, now merry, but always alight with the radiance
Of One who followed 3 Star- FlU1'l'lICt' FfIfI'1IIlTlI Sfoolwy, '1.I.
The College at 2944 Michigan Boulevard
HE. National Kindergarten and Elementary College stood serene in the
consciousness of its mission among the noise and confusion of the
raging city. Housed in a building made over from old stables and
carriage houses it was yet transformed into a very dignified college of child-
hood. It has stood nobly the difficult task of adaptation and reached the
climax of its existence as an act of faith. Now it must build outward as a
demonstration of principle. It is this later phase of its life which we know,
we who, too, were at the climax of the old order, who were willing to die
for our beliefs, and who, through the war, were brought to see that now in
the presence of actuality we must be ready to live for them.
The day of the signing of the armistice-in November, I9 l 81somehow
brought to a focus this growing transition and precipitated the change that
was to come. On that day we met in the austere, white-tiled Assembly Hall.
Red carnations and our beautiful flag glowed against the cold whiteness,
reflecting the warmth of our patriotism. Miss Harrison, 'quietly dignified,
interpreted anew for us the meaning of life and the real purpose of education
as she led the service. ln that moment we knew that our task as teachers of
children was far more than a chosen profession. It had become a tremendous
responsibility, a solemn obligation. The task of establishing economic stabil-
ity had become ours in a peculiar way. To us Miss Harrison was handing
the torch that she had lighted. lt was with new gratitude and deep devotion
that we sang "Now Thank We All Our God" and went out to the work that
lay before us.
The three years were short ones full of enthusiasm and eager delight in
the learning that was so much play. Field trips in the rain and mechanical
toys, endless themes and notebooks, calling for the children of the demon-
stration school, these were all 'streams of color in the spectrum of our life at
N. K. E.. C. Whether we learned more from our class work or the conditions
of our environment it is hard to tell. Certainly Miss Baker's loving interest
in us and her gentle womanliness made a deep impression. The influence of
each teacher and officer, as well as the jolly friendships which we made, con-
tributed to our growth in personalityg yet the strict vigilance of others in
keeping us from perching on the tables in the hall did something for us, too,
though it was not nearly so interesting a form of training.
They were bright spots of pure joy, those college days,' despite the
grievances, real and imaginary, ranging all the way from disappointing cadet-
ing assignments to lunches consisting of soup and French toast. Through
them we blissfully made our way, serenely happy in the unconsciousness of
our ignorance. To be sure "Applied Art" and mechanical toys were as
thorns in the flesh, or rather splinters in the fingers, but we managed to
endure them in some fashion-and their teachers, us. For that we give them
honor. We kept all our playmates awake practicing skips for kindergarten,
they were marked 'ilight and gay," yet quite unaccountably they sounded
like the tread of all the allied armies marching into Flanders. We became
uncomplainingly black and blue under Miss Farrar's enthusiastic leadership,
and we even copied, word for word, the table of contents of "Terman" under
the fond delusion that we were outlining the book.
Many of our experiences we could have had nowhere else and they are
precious to us. Chief among these was the rare privilege of knowing Dr.
Gunsaulus, friend of the College and leader of men. His interpretations of
Shakespeare were exceeded only by his interpretations of life. We had
unusual opportunities to see some ideal teachers of children "in action."
Miss Farrar's sparkling comradeship, the color of sunlight shining through the
daffodils in the window and touching Miss Winter's hair, others equally
sympathetic and playful, as each in her own way "lived with her chilclren"-
these were things never to be forgotten. A few of us even had the joy of
visiting Miss Baker's Sunday School, and then it was that we really felt the
thrill of what it means to be a teacher of little children.
By contrast with these lovely things we remember the pop-corn balls in
the College hall, the bubbler, minus its handle and tasting of chlorineg the
old clock, the most useful of all alibis when one was late because it never by
any chance agreed with anything else in the city, the sofa in the hall covered
with coats and confusion and trying hopelessly to live down its discouraged
springs: even the mud in the alley-these, too, are memories permanent as
our education itself.
Our alley was a pet one all our own, and it was not a handsome speci-
men even for a Chicago alley. ln winter its mud was four inches thick and
of a peculiarly gluey consistency, desperately handicapping the two o'clock
rush from the "L" station. ln summer, though, it was even worse with its
sun-baked bricks so hot that they seemed to magnify the power of the sun
to the nth degree. The cheerful and altogether unintelligible cries of the
hucksters who frequented it afforded us infinite amusement and added in no
way to the discomfort of the visiting lecturers until Mrs. Jarvie or Miss Kearns
went out in their officially stern capacities as Ushushersf' We remember once
that just as Dr. Monin had plunged the class into the deepest waters of Kant's
philosophy and was lecturing in full swing, a ragman called nasally "Rags and
iron! Rags and iron!" The class was shaken rudely awake, albeit to its
infinite relief that here was something that could be understood. Dr. lVlonin,
appreciating the situation, switched the subject of his lecture and spent the
rest of the hour discussing the proper balance to be maintained between the
solid iron of responsibility and the beautiful but less necessary rags of pleasure.
That was one lecture never forgotten, and so even ragmen were made to
contribute to our education.
Now the College is about to go to Evanston, there to build a new life
for itself and grow into increasing fields of usefulness. New generations of
students will have mingled with their education the breath of the wind blow-
ing across open fields, the color of sunlight on the lake, all the tangible beauty
of the life pulsing about them. These mean much in the development of
characterg yet lilies grow from ugly bulbs, the spirit of N. K. E.. C. became
beautiful in the midst of noise and smoke-yea, even in Bethlehem was
born the Christ- jl'l,Ul'gL1l'l'f Kiuzball, ',31.
In a Stable
A child was born in Bethlehem-
The angels sang the glad refrain
Of "Peace on earth--good-will to men,"
And over earth the ages down
Rings forth the song that cannot die-
"Glad tidi-ngs unto you l bring."
"The Child is born", let earth rejoice,
For life and love and sacrifice
Have come to be. A manger bed
Has kindled flames that rose-a cross,
And lighted all eternity.
Those flames still rise in smoke and steel,
And bursting forth, forget the spark
That burned serene in Nazareth
And gave them birth. Yet faith can see
That in the star that flame is born
Which kindles life upon the earth
And triumphs over Calvary.
Then in this stable, dedicate
To budding life, to womanhood,
The faith that builds, not seeing clear,
Yet reaches heights of life unguessed,
Shines through the smoke to find that spark.
And little children even now
Have come to know the flaming joy
Of sacrificial liberty.
But wise men following from afar
Shall see again a cross, a star.
The Future College
NLIKE. the old class prophecies, my dream for the future of our Alma
Mater has no hazy outlines. l have only to transport myself to the
new site on Sheridan Road at the meeting of Evanston and Wilmette,
and there with the architect's water-color drawings and floor plans spread
before me, l can conjure up a future college that thrills me as no castles in
Spain have ever done. Shall l show you our College by sunlight or moonlight,
in summer or winter-perhaps we can skim the panorama of the year.
At eight o'clock on a winter morning l approach the groundg looking
eastward through the etching of the leaHess trees l see old Lake Michigan
Hecked with ice, with its coast line of frozen waves. As the morning sun
touches its waters the evanescent sparkle passes from the ice on the shore to
the snow on the land. lnvoluntarily l turn to look at the building which l
am about to enter. The beautiful structure with its imposing central tower
is built of brick and stone. Although it has much dignity it speaks a welcome
from its sloping eaves to its hospitable, wide open doors. Over the entrance
l read "Elizabeth Harrison Hall." Already there are signs of life on every
side. Cay bevies of girls are crossing the meadow from the Canal with bright
colored sweaters and skates on their shoulders. l hear a rumbling in the dis-
tance, and the uelevatedi' halts at lsabella station and unloads a group of at
least fifty children and young women-their merry voices ringing on the
frosty air. A large automobile bus draws up before the door and children
of all ages and sizes, from toddlers to the sixth grade, pour out on the walk
with one or two teachers keeping guard at the rear. l follow them into the
building where spacious corridors lead me past the oflice of the social director,
the club room for town girls with its great fire-place, inviting couches and arm
chairs, straight to a door where l read on the plate, "Gwendolin Armour
Kindergarten." Looking inside l see the morning sunlight pouring through
the windows on the twenty-four or twenty-five four-year-olds. There is a
story group around the fire-place, another group playing with blocks, and still
another in the lovely window space, tending the bulbs and fishes. l pass on
down the corridor and peep into the next room where l find similar delightful
equipment, but different occupants. There are twelve or fifteen walkers and
runners, varying from two and one-half to four years of age. Each one of
these pre-kindergarten children has his own project, whether it be a "kiddie
car" or a pile of blocks. There is incessant movement and the constant
babble of baby voices, with now and then the clear, quiet tones of a motherly
Beyond the babies l find the play-room and the work shop, where half
a dozen five-year-olds and the teacher are painting a set of doll furniture.
l hear faintly the sound of feet and the piano playing. Following the sound,
through the glass windows on the opposite side of the corridor, l see a class
of girls in the gymnasium with Miss Mount in charge, her face fairly radiant
with the development made by the students under these new conditions.
Going up a flight, l find all six grades of the elementary school, each
with its play-room and work-shop. These children from six to eleven are
finding real purpose in living, and interest and effort thrive apace.
From the regions above pleasant odors are wafted down to the halls
below, and so l ascend. Here are classes of young women engaged in all
sorts of vocational work from the making of beds and the baking of bread to
the setting up of doll houses and the designing of dresses. Moreover, all the
facilities for doing these things beautifully are at hand in the complete
domestic arts and science suite. On the other side of this Hoor, l find a
science laboratory such as we did not dream of in the old days, when a
handful of twigs in an old fish globe and a few stuffed birds on the library
shelf comprised the extent of our natural science collection.
At this moment my attention is distracted by the clatter of small feet
upon the stairs and the sound of subdued voices. ln the corridor l meet the
kindergarten and pre-kindergarten teachers and their groups going out upon
the roof playground for thirty minutes in the open air on this cold and frosty
morning. Out here we find slides, swings, balance boards and free space for
many running games, while underfoot it is warm and dry.
Coming back into the building, l stop to rest a few moments in the
spacious library with windows overlooking the meadow, the canal and the
trees beyond. Some of the older boys and girls are out on the playground
having a glorious time playing in the snow and on the pond of ice at the foot
of the hill. -
And so I tarry through the day and am persuaded to stay into the
evening in order that l may see what it means to have a school as the center
for the community. The big assembly hall is open at seven-thirty, and over
five hundred parents from the North Shore are accommodated for a lecture
on the training of children, and for a game period on the stage, which l find
is a part of the gymnasium. Here they and the students, with all the abandon
of children, play ring games and races.
As l leave that evening, l am invited to return, and the atmosphere of
friendliness which l remember as so characteristic of the College seems to
enfold and follow me.
And so I do return later on upon an evening in early June. This time
l am invited to chaperon the senior prom. It is to be held in the beautiful
dormitory. The sun is setting over the canal, the gulls are hovering on its
waters and now and then the shrill whistle of a launch, or the dip of an oar,
may be heard.
Dinner is served to the family of more than three hundred, and the
guests, in the great dining-room in the English basement. As the girls gather
in the club rooms to the right and left of the dining-room, the thrill of the
evening excitement is already in the air. Bursts of song come first from one
table and then another, while guests are greeted here and there, and the glow
of the sunset lights up the merry faces.
As the girls trip up the stairs, or take the elevator to the floors above, I
follow from apartment to apartment. l find in every one the characteristic
home touch that l used to know in Avilla, Marienthal and North House, but
here there are no three or four-girl rooms and every room has windows with
charming vistas over the canal, the meadow or toward the lake.
By and by the lights are lit, and in the large reception rooms on the first
floor a gay company gathers and the dancing begins. Very interesting is the
life of a chaperon as the group moves out through the hall upon the open
piazza, down the terrace in the moonlight to the fountain and the flowers of
the court. Occasionally a couple strays even farther to the meadow or the
canal, and the enterprising chaperon must overtake them willy-nilly and send
them back again to the gaily lighted hall.
Do you wonder that the future college "thrills me as no castles in Spain
have ever done," and that l am willing to pledge my brain and heart and
hand until the College towers go up, and the cause of the child is lifted high
in Evanston? Edna Dean Baker.
Springtime in the Dunes
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Little Jimmy-After learning "Now the farmer sows his wheat" comes
home and sings-
"Now the farmer soaks his feet, soaks his feet-"
E. McCollum-"Johnny, can you tell me what became of Noah and
Johnny-"Sure, the baby licked the paint off'n Noah and pa stepped
on the Ark."
ln the Primary room a postman and an assistant are appointed each day.
Helen O'Rourke-"Miss Baker, today Jeanne was postman and she
didn't give her system anything to do."
ln one kindergarten all the February "great days" were observed and
their meaning explained-
Johnny fto a guestl-ul know why the weather is so cold-because
Abraham Lincoln came out the other clay and saw his shadow.
Miss Baker Cto Primary nature class,--"The other day the janitor found
a hen's nest under my barn, full of eggs. There were twelve eggs in it."
Marguerite-"We had a hen that ran away, and we put it on the roof
to keep it home. When we got up the next morning the eggs were just rolling
off the roof-like a hailstormln
Maude Humphrey fgiving a mental test,-"What is an eyelash?"
Little Boy-"A thing you wear over your ears to keep them warm."
Second Grade Bobby-ul think Lincoln and Washington are the greatest
Teacher-i 'Why? "
Bobby-"Well, they were both born on holidays."
Teacher-"Who is the president of the U. S.?"
Bobby-"I guess Fatty Arbuckle must be, because everyone is talking
Billy-"Mother, what did you say was the matter with grandmother?"
Billy-"Well, l couldn't remember, so I just said she had engine
A Bit of Chivalry
Among the children at Grace Church Kindergarten a little Greek boy,
Tony, stands out as the acknowledged and beloved leader. If there is any
trouble in the kindergarten it is Tony to whom all the children turng if there
is a saddened heart Tony is the one to consoleg but if Tony is punished for
any reason the whole kindergarten goes into mourning. There is also a little
girl who is both very shy and very stubborn, and one morning when the
children were forming a circle to play a game this little girl refused staunchly
to take anyone's hand. Several of the children coaxed, persuaded and com-
manded herg the teacher requested-but the child refused and it looked for a
moment as if there were trouble brewing. just at this point Tony left his
place in the circle and strode manfully across to the little girl's side, took her
hand-which she willingly gave him-lifted it courteously to his lips, and then
completed the circle and went on with the game. As true a little act of
chivalry as was ever seen.
L. O. I..
Eloise Searle-"Now who can sing Robin Redbreast?"
Mary Jane-"I can-
" 'I am Robin Redbreast,
The sheik, the sheik, the sheik-'
fCherie, cherie, cheriel.
Ourselves As Others See Us
Miss Clara Baker-"Why, l completely forgot my class and the girls
have all gone home!"
Ardelle--"Never mind, nobody felt very bad about it."
Kind Old Lady-"I beg your pardon, but you are walking in the gutter."
Grace Riley lthinking about her date that night,-"Oh, thank you, I
thought I was lame."
Miss McElroy-"Now this will be a class in Hygiene."
jean Werbel Centering latel-"Hil yourself."
Freshie fjust arriving,-"ls it true that the people of Chicago are
Freshie-"Why, l read in my history that the population was very
"T" Dmechamps--"I wish Socrates had been an Eskimo."
Dr. Scherger-"Why on earth, Miss Deschamps?"
"T"-"Well, that's what l said on my exam."
"Who'd 'a' Thunk lt"
Dr. Webb-"Do you know why you flunked this course?"
Poor Freshie-"l can't think."
Dot. Harrison-"Well, l guess l'd better go to Lit. class today."
lrene Woodson-"l'd better go with you, you'll probably need someone
to identify you."
She-"She swept the room with her glance.
He--"A lot of help that was to her mother."
"This show is beneath my level," murmured the girls from N. K. E.. C.
as they leaned over the brass rail in the third gallery.
Poodle-"l've got you down for a couple of tickets. We're getting up
a raffle for a poor college 'prof' who is down and out."
Doodle-"No thanks, l really wouldn't know what to do with the boy
if l won him."
Clarice Von Barandy fnervouslyl-"The New York Express leaves this
building, doesn't it?"
Gateman-"lt has done so for a number of years, and I don't suppose
it will take it along today."
Dr. Frank-"Green apples make one boy into two, because he doubles
Lois Taylor fthe big one,-"l had eight dates last week."
Lois Taylor fthe little onel-"Masculine or dromedary?"
Ida Shaw-"We went out and studied the flowers when they were
M. E.. Ransel-"Why does a sculptor die horribly?"
Olive Milligan-"I don't know."
Mary Esther-"Because he makes faces and busts."
Ella Vennum-"Give me 3-0-0-O."
Central-"What's the matter, someone biting you?"
Nellie Ball and Clara Griffin boarding an "L"-"Ark full yet?"
Conductor-"All but the monkeys, jump in." '
Miss Farrar-"We'll spend the rest of the hour on our maps."
Edith Upp-"O gee! l forgot my powder puff."
Lois Hill fduring first time at local Ritz, pointing to a French wordl-
"l'll have some of this."
Waiter-"Sorry, miss, but the orchestras playing that now."
"Do you like bananas?" asked the lady.
"Madam," replied the slightly deaf old gentleman, "I do not. I prefer
the old-fashioned night shirt."
Ruth Barr-"Ike Newton had the dope when he went to college."
Gladys Taylor-"Howzatt? "
Ruth-"They say he put quicksand in the professor's hour glass."
My Lady of the South.
Alice for Short .......
When a Man's a Man. .
Old Curiosity Shop ....
Briar Rose . . . . . .
Purple Sage .........
How I Became Famous in Three Parts. .
Girl of the Golden West ............
Oh, You Tex ........
Boss of Lazy Y ......
Whispering-Smith . . .
The Virginian .......
A School Teacher of a
The Rough Rider .....
Innocence Abroad ....
Sense and Sensibility . .
The Designer ........
The Blue Flower ......
The Call of the Wild. .
Little Women . . .
Five Little Peppers.
Black Is White. . .
The Art of Letters.
When Children Err ....
The Haunted Bookshop
The Old Bell Ringer. . .
The Roving Critic .....
The Gloved Hand ....
Treasure Island .....
At Your Service. .
My Brilliant Career
As You Like It ....
Great City .....
. . . . Jessie Satre
. . . . Ella Vennum
. . . ....... Rowena Mulford
. . . .... Louise Hall
Miss Clara Baker
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Quarter past the hour and no
teacher in sight.
Frances Grosh, Martha Abramson
Kathryn Barnes, Lois M. Hill, Nellie
Ball, Jeanette johnson, Ruth Dahl.
, , , , Helen Durstine
, , , , Lois E. Taylor, Pauline Eisenbise
, , , , Dorothy Harrison
, , ,,,, Last class before vacation
, , , ,,,, Our Library
, , ,,,, Miss Wallace
, , , ,Clara Griffin
Miss Hooper, Miss Thorp
Miss Bakeris classes
Lois I. Taylor
The 1923 Annual
Credit Where Credit Is Due
An annual is a great invention:
The school gets all the fameg
engraver he gets all the money,
And the staff gets all the blame.
Miss Shaffner ftapping on desk,-"Order, please!"
Whispered response-Hpoached eggs on toast."
Bang! Bang! Reports were heard to issue from Room lll the other
day. At first we thought someone was being assassinated, but upon investiga
tion found that they were only Hygiene reports.
The West Wind
CWith Apologies to Robert Burnsl
Of a' the airts the wind can blow
We dinna love the West,
For there the od'1'ous stoclcyards are
Whose odors do infest
Our streets, our yards, our College halls
And mony a place betweeng
By day or night our senses fight
These odors-felt not seen.
of State .....
of Treasury. .
of War .....
General . . .
r General . .
of Interior. . .
of Agriculture. .
of Labor ....
L. O. L.
l..illia-ul-low can you stand lying in bed so long?"
l-lelga-"l don't stand lying, l'm no contortionistf'
Betty Alkire-"Speaking of dancing, holding a snow ball would be a
We'll Tell 'Em
Visitor-"They say you have one hundred and fifty odd Freshmen this
Miss E. D. Baker-"Yes, every one of them is."
Mrs. Kimball-"We will now have some slides on the Alps by the
speaker of the afternoon."
Here's to you, Psychology, that meets up in room three,
You're a mighty fine subject, but you're 'most too much for me.
For when it comes to calling all the stufhngs in my skull
With names like cerebellum, well, l must admit l'm dull:
And whoever heard of having four bodies in one head?
"Learn the nervous system"--it's a wonder l'm not dead-
Yet all of this is nothing to the rest we have to swallow,
A whole book of Cameron is enough to knock us hollow!
So here's to you, Psychology, that meets up in room three,
You're a mighty fine subject, but you're 'most too much for me!
Mid-year-"l think Ellen Rubel's getting deaf."
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Miss McElroy-"ls there any connecting link between the animal and
Elizabeth Conroy-"Sure, hash."
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jean-"Zig Zag Ball."
Freshman-"There is something preying upon my mind."
Junior-"Don't worry, it will starve to death."
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"What Not to Do, and l-low to Do lt." Price 52.00. Miss McElroy.
"Exams We Have Flunkedf' A very long and dreary tabulation. Fresh-
"What l Know About Philosophy." Worth about 25c, sells for 55.00.
"The Where What of the Which When." 53.00. The Seniors.
"Last Will and Testament." The Juniors. Given free to inquirers.
A patient Freshie while extracting a B from psychology got stung.
Another Good Nickel Gone Wrong
Clara Plummer-"ls this Midway 92 34?"
Voice at other end-"Na"
Clara lnilummer-"Well, why did you answer then?"
Miss Thorp-"Above all things if your clothing catches fire, keep cool."
Evelyn Thorp-"How large were the horse's hoofs? As large as my
feet and hands?"
Pauline Schlechty-"No, only ordinary sized hoofs.
Miss Williams calling roll:
Thelma, counting to see when she will be called upon to recite:
Why Editors Flunk
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