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THE COYOTE FOR THE FIRST TIME CAPTURED AND DOMES TICATED BY THE JUNIOR CLASS OF THE NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY VOLUME V 1907 PUBLISHING STAFF W. L. GREENSLIT, Editor in Chief C. E. COLLETT. Manager MAX BEGHTOL, Artist W. H. KIECHEL, Advertiser EDITH LOMAX, Secretary CECIL KEESTER, Athletics JESSIE GILMAN, f - ' terar,. M. E. PEARSON, } ROYMASTIN. Humorous R. K. JOHNSON, ) BERTHA WIMBERLEY, Ah ANNA DARNALL, Class UNIVERSITY PLACE J. li. CLAFIilN 1907 BERTHA BEHLE, WILLIAM MORRISON PATTERSON Head of the English Department, And creator of true College Spirit, this volume is affectionately dedicated by the Class of 1908. UNIVERSITY OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND INSTRUCTION DEWITT CLINTON HUNTINGTON DD., LL.D., L. H. D., Syracuse University Chancellor, Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy. CHARLES FORDYCE Graduate Illinois State Normal University; A.M., Nebraska Wesleyan University; B.Sc. , A. M., Ph D. , University of Nebraska. Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Professor of Zoology. CHARLES DUNHAM ROSE Ph. B. , A. M. , DePauw University. Curator, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. FRANCIS ASBURY ALABASTER A.B. , Northwestern University; A.M., University of Nebraska. Professor of Greek and Latin, Principal of Academy. ABBIE CORNELIA BURNS A. B. , University of Nebraska; A. M., Nebraska Wesleyan University Secretary of Faculty, Professor of Modern Languages. B. S. HOPKINS Ph. D. , Johns Hopkins University. Professor of Chemistry and Physics. ELI AS HERBERT WELLS Ph.B. , DePauw University : A. M., University of Illinois. Professor of History and Political Science. ALBERT THOMAS BELL B.Sc, A.M., University of Nebraska. Professor of Botany. WILLIAM MORRISON PATTERSON A.B., Vanderbilt University; Special Fellow in English, 1899-1900. University of Chicago. Professor of English Language and Literature. 6 THE COYOTE WILLIAM ROBERTS JACKSON A.B., A.M., University of Nebraska. Professor of Eudcation, principal of Normal School. WILLIAM GEORGE BISHOP LL.B., University of Nebraska ; B. Sc. , Nebraska Wesleyan University. Instructor in Geology and Geography. ARCHIBALD EDWARDS TURNER A.B., B.E., Nebraska Wesleyan University, Graduate Columbia School of Oratory. Professor of Elocution, Principal School of Expression. HARVEY WARREN COX Ph. B. , Nebraska Wesleyan University. Instructor in Philosophy. MANLEY JEFFERSON EVANS M. Acct ' s., Iowa City Commercial College. Director School of Commerce, Instructor in " Graham " Shorthand. FLORA FIFER A. B., University of Nebraska. Instructor in Latin. PHOEBE MAY HOPPER A.B., A.M., University of Nebraska. Instructor in English Language and Literature. EDITH ADELIA VAN MIDDLESWORTH Graduate Nebraska State Normal. Superintendent Normal Training Department. MARY FISCHER A. B. , Baker University. Instructor in German and History. HENRY HOWARD BAGG Director of School of Art. DEWITT CLINTON HUNTINGTON CHANCELLOR Chancellor Huntington has long been known as one of the eminent men of the Methodist Churcn. During his extended and useful career he has been honored with many dignities, to such an extent that the mere connection of his name with the Nebraska Wesleyan University has given distinction to the institution. After having attended many Gen- eral Conferences he w as sent in 1881 as a delegate to the London Ecumenical Conference. For twelve years he w as connected with ' Syracuse University, from which institution he has received three of his degrees. The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him in 1886 by this iji- stitution. As w ell as in 1906 the degree of L. H. D. being likewise given him. As an author, as a pastor, and as a teachor, he has won an enviable place in the history of American Methodism. COLLEGE DEPARTMENT CHARLES FORDYCE DEAN Dr. Charles Fordyce was born in Illinois. In this state he attended the public schools, taught in the rural schools and was graduated from the Illinois State Normal University. While a student in the latter insti- tution, he was an active w orker in the Y, M. C. A., and his intense interest in this movement for young men was not lessened by removal to Nebraska, where he is now one of the state officers, a leader in the local organization, and one of the strongest factors in the success of state conventions. Soon after graduating at the I. S. N. U. he was married to Miss Marie Priscilla Gray, a student of that institution. He entered public school w ork in Illinois, serving as superintendent at Mc- Lean and Lena. He then came to Nebraska as superintendent at Brownville. He was in charge of the Auburn schools, when, in 1893, lie was elected to the chair of biology, where he has served since, having held the office of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts since 1896. Aft r coming to Nebraska he entered graduate work at the University ' sfef Nebraska, earning therefrom the degree of B.Sc, A.M., and Ph.D. Dr. Fordyce served as president of the State Teachers ' Association in 1899. He is prominent in scientific circles as a specialist in Ento mast- raca, among which he has discovered twelve new species. His summer vacations are spent in lecturing in teachers ' institutes, and at conven- tions and chautauquas. Throughout the year his services are in con- stant demand by church organizations, Y. M. C. A. conventions, and teachers ' associations. THE COYOTE 9 THE SENIORS In its early history the Senior class of 1907, had its start in second prepdom. From that time on till the present, we have imbibed the class spirit of our early founders, from our pioneer members who have told us of their high ambitions and loyalty to their class. During the following two years of preparatory life, nine new members, who are still with us, joined the class. Although sorry over the loss of so many when our Academy life was ended, we found ourselves fully equipped to organize a freshman class, in 1903 Upon this firm foundation, our freshman organization was builded, and, under the kindly oversight of the Juniors, it remained sound and firm throughout the year. To be sure, we received a few scars in our struggles for supremacy, yet " scars but add to the glory of a true soldier. " Our rec- ord as far as credits, bravery and newly acquired culture go, was one to suggest that there might be a Sophomore class, at Wesleyan, the next year. There was one, too — new members taking the places of those dropped out. At this time, by the suggestion of the Juniors, all the college classes adopted the insignia of some Nation, which was well defended. One can imagine no more s turdy and charming scene than when the German lads and lassies appeared at chapel, one morning, with red bandannas, giving the still surviving yell, Deutscher! Deut- scher! yah w4r leben, Deutscher !Deustcher!Neun Zehn Sieben. The year was full of enmity, strife and bloodshed, yet with the perseverance, pugnacity and patriotism of the German 10 THE COYOTE race, we overcame our foes and received training which was destined to aid us in making our future history. In fact from second prepdom we had been training,and all the " while were being prepared for what turned out to be the most glorious year of our history— our Junior year. With the secret and open avowals of every member of the class, that we would not be poky, that we would not be squelched by the lifeless Seniors, we entered upon our Junior year. Whatever we were, we were not " slow " , and with the exception of one event— which seemed at first to be a defeat, but which terminated in added victory and glory for us — we proved it to the annoyance of the faculty, the enmity of the seniors, the ' " unexpressed " pride of the soph- omores, and to the exaltation of the freshmen. In fact our fame will not die as long as the words and phrases: dummy, walks, rides, formal bums, sewing circles, yellow caps, and many-sided business meetings, are alive in the English lan- guage. Through the above mentioned experiences we be- came so firmly bound together that we regretted deeply the loss of a few of our members. The vacant places, however, have been filled this year, by three new members, making our enrollment thirty -four. A roll, as to numbers, the largest of any Senior class at Wesleyan heretofore. As to our abilities and accomplish- ments, inquire of the Dean. Yet we might say that our only idiosyncrasy, is a reconsideration of the reconsideration, and that we are the most humble of Seniors. In view of all this, before leaving our University halls, in our quiet way, we have a little to say to all of our under classmen. First, to the Juniors: This year we have bought a gavel and look forward, with pleasure, to the time when we may present it to you; which gavel we hope, may become of historical value to the Senior classes to come. We will also have a number of plans under headway, by the close of this school year, which, if you will carry out next year, will place a few landmarks in commemoration of our " new birth " , as a College of Liberal Arts. To the Sophomores: You will be Juniors next year, THE COYOTE 11 and, although we cannot ask you to be such steadfast cham- pions of the Seniors then, as you are now, we would ask that you follow the example of the present Junior class, which so courteously escorted the Seniors into chapel this fall, and introduced them to the faculty and students, in a manner worthy of their Seniors ' Caps and Gowns. To the Freshmen last, although you are the first in college. You have already lost the earliest characteristics of freshmen ere this, but we would have you go farther, and each year follow the custom of the Juniors in banqueting the Seniors. They would be greatly aided by the contact with you, in keeping the size of their heads within bounds, and you would learn from them the dignity and culture required for College life. 12 THE COYOTE Ethel Whiting. First in war— peace— and the hearts of the Seniors. The president of the class. When asked concerning her age she answered, ' ' Oh, ' ' and in response to the query, " married if " she said, " not yet. " She is a daughter of Nebraska and a credit to her mother. The Senior Orophilians call her sister. The Young Women s Christian Association have chosen her as their Mission Study Chairman. The Student Volunteers hail her as a comrade. She is going to the foreign field, " because the need is there, and I have no good reason for not going " Archibald Major Shambaugh, Orophilian. Began life on a ranch near Superior, Nebras- ka. Entered Wesleyan as a Freshman,— was very much like ' " all freshmen " and, by his cousin, still considered hopeless. Hobby — perfection. Future calling, — law. After graduation from Wesleyan, Archie will enter a law school for a few years training to sup- plement his Child Study Course— he will be fully equipped for a successful future as an efficient judge in a Juvenile Court. A good student and one of the few good looking boys in the Senior Class. Afraid of ever being found in the wrong, therefore alway ready for a " reconsideration of , the reconsider- ation. ' ' Lura Holmes Blakeslee. This is all of it as yet. Was born at Wahoo, Nebraska, Aug- ust 26, 188— well what ' s the difference. She has been an ' 07er for full four years, and most of this time has been working hard on her major, which is ' ' Dutch. ' ' She is a loyal member of the Orophilian Society. Says that her ambition is not to teach school, but to become a proficient cook. Emory Elzy York. Born in Iowa. Raised on a homestead among the w oods and lakes of Minnesota. Harks back to primitive life, and would rather be an unrestricted savage than a pampered Senior. A firm believer in physical culture and all it advocates in regard to dress. Would rather be an athlete than President. Assistant in German department for three years. Declares that one of the most important things in the education of a student is learning to leave out the non- essentials of every lesson. Is opposed to the censorship of the jjress. Loves science and expects to complete a course in civil engine- ering. THE COYOTE 13 Leila Mary Admire, Theophanian. Small in stature ; brilliant in intellect, and fond of the boys. Born in Oakdale, Nebraska, where she has resided, in the same house, ever since. Graduated from High School when sixteen. She soon retired to Wesley an, became a fresh- man and has been " promoted ' every year from that time on. Her favorite exclama- tions are O Ben ! and O joy ! — Laughs at any old joke. She has not yet sufficiently im- pressed the preps, with her ' ' Seniority, ' " to keep them from requesting the elementary literature assignment of her. In the near future, however — being too young to decide further— she expects to be a lady professor. Charles H. Windnagle, Theophanian. The hero of the class is twenty -two years, old and not very pretty, having an " Oom Paul " cut of features. Yet he is a gentleman of the Elizabethan style. Favorite hero— Sir Walter Raleigh, over whom he improves for he carries the ladies across the muddy streets He comes from the wild and wooly west, but nevertheless has decided ideas as to the prop- erties of ladies dress. At present is presi- dent of the Y. M. C. A. Intends to be a preacher. Edith De Bra (Iraham, Willard. Served the society as vice-president, secretary and literary critic, also held a place on the stafL " of the Wesley an as music critic. Filled each of these places most efficiently. She has spent seven years at Wesleyan. Her chosen pro- fession is that of a teacher. Favorite studies French and English. She has never been known to participate in class ' ' scraps, ' ' but has awlays upheld the dignity of the class. R. A. Gortner. Poet, scientist. Born among the sand hills of Holt County, Neb- raska. When still quite young he went to Africa and ever since asserts that he crossed the ocean. No one believes it, however, for he insists that the ocean ' s roar in the sea shell is a delusion That he is successful in chem- ical science is shown by the fact that he has made five original researches with Dr F. J. Awlay which have already appeared in the American Chemical Journal and " Berichte. " 14 THE COYOTE N. Agnes Enyeart. Born in Missouri, to be prepared for her, " Don ' t believe it, show me. ' ' Later moved to Oklahoma, but was soon attracted to Nebraska by the fame of Wesleyan. She is a minister ' s daughter so of course can t be otherwise than good. By nature, modest and kind. Very studious, when she isn ' t otherwise. Laughs at those who haven ' t time, for Agnes has time for everything : sewing, cooking, housekeeping, ball games, recitals, lectures, class meetings and walking— yes everything. Fond of fruit, especially lemons. Entered University as a third prep, and is proud to be graduated with the class of ' 07. Future prospect— keep- ing house in Canada. Lewis Franklin Townsend. Born in the Stone age. Short, thick, and fat in figure. Came to Wesleyan six years ago and has spent most of his time arguing with his Profs — since reciting ones lesson is so incon- venient. He does not believe in waiting till his College life is over, to decide about the future ; but is already a married preacher. In the near future he expects to attend Drew Theological Seminary, where, no doubt, he will build up higher the fame of Wesleyan. Harriet A. Pearson. The fact that she is president of the Oratorical Association, vice- president of the Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, liter- arv editor of the college paper, and a preach- er ' s daughter, is proof sufficient of her popu- larity. She spent her Freshman and Sopho- more yeais at Hastings College, but came to the Nebraska Wesleyan to be a member of the " mighty — " in her Junior year. She is very prominent in the Department of English, both as a brilliant student, and as a superior afflicted with the red ink habit. Ambitious, energetic, and never weary with well doing, is our Harriet. Ralph Eugene Cressey. Was discovered in Iowa, where " Red Oak " was handy, late in October 1884. He is the youngest child of his parents, likewise the eldest. He never did anything worthy of note until he entered Wesleyan four years ago. He took regular work in the military department and special work on the outside. He attained to the highest positions in his military work and expects to, in his outside work soon. An Oro- philian. Hopes to become president of the amalgamated railway systems in the near future. Success to him. THE COYOTE 15 Alice York. This modest and unpreten- tious Senior passed her early days in Minn- esota, where she attended school in a little log school house. She showed her brilliancy by beginning her career as a teacher at the early age of sixteen. She has been Principal of the Ulysses and O ' Neill High Schools and has a diploma from the Nebraska State Nor- mal School. Not being satisfied with all these achievements she came to VVesleyan in time to join the illustrious class of 1907. In June she will have an A. B. degree (which has been the greatest of her childish dreams. ) Domestic life has no charms for her,— she prefers to teach Latin. L.L.Clark, alias Verne. Born at Ashland, Nebraska, 1885. His early life was an un- eventful, bashful one. He was in love only once. In his later life has outgrown such weaknesses, though his bashfulness remains. For a time was a Diale(;tic, but could not stand such sporty life and has withdrawn from that organization in favor of the Chemical Club, of which he is president. Likes— chicken. Holds a place on the Basket Ball Team. Can ' t decide whether to be a Chemist or a Physical Director in the future. Edna Adell Slater. A Nebraskan by birth and a Wesley an student by choice, coming from Minden four years ago to cast her lot with the class of ' 07. She has endeared her- self to the members of the class by her abil- ity and tact in running the " slate " as well as by her calm and dignified manner in lead ing the Senior line out of chapel each morn- ing. A loyal Willard, in which society she has been honored by a number of offices. However frivolous she may have been in her youth, she does not merit such an appellation in the Senior year, for her life is (E)arnest now, and bids fair to be more so as the years go by. Lynn Lemon. This most universally known student at Wesleyan. was born some time, some where. He will be Wesleyan ' s first grandson, his father being an alumnus. The people of University Place once tried to aid him by sending him as a missionary to the Philippines, but to their sorrow could not raise the necessary funds. He spends con- isderable time in the bacterology laboratory trying to find the secret of making hair and faking credits. After graduation he expects to go to his farm in Canada as " boss " of a score of laborers. 16 THE COYOTE Pearl Hitchcock. President of the Willard Literary Society. Was president of the ' 07 ' s during the second semester in the Sophomore year She says she never did anything fa- mous, as debater, orator, etc. , nothing but play basketball, serve as treasurer, and vc»rk on committees. While Pearl is not so very large, she is not the smallest in the class ; while not so very old, she is not the youngest in the class. Present occupation— teaching in the training school, but she objects to having her friends listen outside the w indows, as it is em harassing. Ambition— not to be mentioned. Favorite season : Spring, for that is w hen the (Buds) come. Warren Simpson Thompson, better known as ' ' Tommy, ' ' Theophanian. Grew up in Univer- sity Place. Graduated from University Place High School, entered the Nebraska Wesley an as a third prep, and is tobe graduated with the class of ' 07, of which he is treasurer. Baby of the class, therefore spoiled. Is said to be brilliant, but Tommy couldn ' t help it, for he has never been out of sight of the university. Aspires to become a ' ' Prof. ' ' Has a character- istic giggle. Is in loveand will soon leave Ne- braska for Kirtland. Ethol Langdon. Orophilian. Ethol entered the Nebraska Wesleyan University four years ago and by means of unremitting application to the duties of college life, has won for her- self the sincere regard of her instructors and fellow students. Among the honors which her societv has conferred upon her, is that of Orophilian Literary Critic. This position she filled with such dignity and tact that her friends feel no hesitancy in predicting that she would grace equally well any position she might be called upon to occupy in the future. Miss Langdon contemplates making school teaching her chosen profession at the close of her collegiate career. Robert Rising Morrow began his earthly career. December 18. 1883, near Bennett, Lancaster County, Nebraska— not far from Salt Creek- still he is fresh. As a youth R ,bert says he had all the ambitions common to youths, i. e. from that of wanting to be a railroad engineer, to a successful happy lover. Have all those ambitions yet forsaken him? With two or three years in pedagogical work and as many in an Eastern Univeristy posting, he will complete his education. Though not a star, when opportunity offers itself, we feel that Morrow will be right there with the proper qualifications for philosophically boost- ng the fame of the class of naught-seven. v THE COYOTE 17 A. Elizabeth Isham has been growing for some time. When very young she reveled in the sand piles of India. But later, i;iaving a thirst for knowledge, she brought her parents back to America, where she has since made her home She has won herself fame, in the Theophanian Society, as a reader in the English department, and as an assistant in the Histology Laboratory. She has also dis- tinguished herself as an ambulating library and as an enduring pedestrian. Roy Emerson Curtis. The son of a preacher and a member of the class of ' 07, so he s all right. The past three or four years he spent at Simpson College, where he was the Senior Captain of the military depart- ment. At Wesleyan this year, he holds the position of Athletic Director. Upon graduat- ing from his academic course, he expects to enter the Army as second lieutenant and hopes, at the same time, to become as great an orator as Hobson. He is very proficient in the maidenly art of sewing. Yes, girls he is " pretty " but he loves another. His visible characteristics are good humor, a sar- castic smile, and an inordinate conceit, nourished by the excessive admiration, secret and otherwise, of the Senior girls. Katie Webb. This child was born in 1482 (so she says) and in the state of Nebraska at that. Yet she is very young. She went to school of course, but no particular ' place is mentioned up to the time of her incarceration in Wesleyan Univeristy. Kitty is an ambit- ious student, being particularly anxious to get through college. Along with her ambi- tions she has numerous likes and dislikes. Those things she likes best are " puppy dogs ' and horses. Her dislikes are too numerous to mention. At her home in Beatrice she is called Kate. Here at school she goes under the euphonious title of Katrina bon Weber Schmerchelei. William Henry Beers. A preacher by profe ssion, but spends most of his time smil- ing and being the victim of hia wife ' s jokes. William Henry came to Wesleyan four years ago from parts unknown yet. We received him without any questions. He thinks his name is pretty, but insists that he is a bever age and not a casket. Slates were evidently in use when William Henry was a young lad, for— even if he is an old married man— he knows how to scratch them. 18 THE COYOTE Mae M. Priest, Orophilian. Born some- time in the 8(i ' s at Norfolk. Nebraska, not in the asylum, but in a Methodist parsonage. However, she has not the reputation of being " wild. " Indeed, tradition has it that in her youthful career, she was exceedingly re- served and " bashful " but her association with Wesleyan has overcome this to some extent. She records (some of) the doings of the Senior class, and also holds the position of secretary of the Y. VV. C. A. Will accept the right offer as permanent private secretary Undecided whether to teach or keep house next year. Willard L. Hadsell, Theoxjhanian. His first recollections are of a 10x12 house on a homestead in Lancaster County Until he became preacher he drove mules, but decided that he must abandon either preaching or mules, so at eighteen he came to Wesleyan as a sub prep. He took second place in the State Oratorical Contest tw o years ago, and four years ago first place in the Declamatory Contest. Sometime in the misty past he stud- ied CO Methodology, and while studying or reciting, fell in love with Erla Coral. Results —wedding bells October 25, 1905. Moral- Take Methodology. Ruth Mylander. Ruth comes three hundred miles to be a Senior. N ot only does she show her loyalty to the institution by graduating with her class, but she brings her two sisters to take her place after she is gone. She will- ingly spends a part of her time in study, but is a firm believer in the old adage, ' All work and no play " —Consequently she joins in w hatever fun the Seniors have on foot and even enjoys perpetrating tricks on the boys. Ask her about sneaking out of the back door. Ruth is an enthusiastic Student Volunteer, and after further preparation, expects to make China her field of work. Robert S. Trumbull. This wonderful youth first saw the light of day in the Empire state, but came to Nebraska when still very young He received his early education in a country school, was graduated from the Brunning High School, after which he spent the first tw o years of his college life at Hast- ings College. He came to W esleyan in 1905 and has been a loyal member of our class ever since. Likes to study chemistry, which is his hobby. Married? ' No, but he ' s en- gaged—most of the time— -in analytical work at the experiment station. THE COYOTE 19 Blanche McClain Coffee. She is not quite a Cheyenne girl, but she comes from the canyon and prairie country of Northwest Nebraska. A child of the old Southern aristoc- racy, but not very old herself. She was our Junior president, and a dandy too. Very dignified and distinguished-looking— especi- ally when riding in a chariot, making a dummy, or wearing a yellow cap, she sup- ports the dignity of the class before the fac- ulty. Doesn ' t think it right we shouldn ' t be allowed to be as mean as w e please, but really doesn ' t please to be mean, if we can. She is a loyal member and president of the Theo. Oliver H. Langdon, Everett They say he is Irish, but he didn ' t come from the ' ' auld sod, " so w e think this must be a mis- take. Would rather come to blows than receive one. Was never known to give but one in his life-St Patrick ' s Day, 1905. Mr Langdon is an M. E. preacher, past, present, and future, and is devout, energetic, and conscientious in his work. He allows noth- ing to interfere with his pastoral calls— not even an important Senior meeting. It seems a trifle queer— He has never found but one needy parishioner — a ' ' Village Sm ith ( y ) . " Ethel Briggle, like the sunflower, is a pro- duct of the plains of Western Nebraska. Her pedigree is a mixture of the sentimental French the sturdy Dutch and the brave Scotch. She exhibits these characteristics m a most enviable proportion. She affil- iates with the Willards, of which society she has been president. She also holds the same oflice in the Y. W. C. A. The only instance of misconduct charged to her, is that she once leaped upon the furniture during Y. W. Cabinet meeting at the unannounced advent of an innocent and no less frightened mouse. Her hobby is Woman ' s Rights. Clyde Elbert Garner. Spent his early life on a farm neRr Minden, Nebraska. Has had experience not only in raising wheat and corn, but also in raising a moustache. Holds down one end of the choir of the home church. Does not place his ambitions too high, but hopes to be worth (y of ) a nickle (Nichol) some day. Has been in N. W. U. for the past four years with the exception of the first semester of his Junior year, which time he spent in obtaining experience along the line of school teaching. THE COYOTE Lorn Etta Newell, Willard. She is one of those rare persons, who are really, awfully busy. Her sister carries her books while she makes history for the entire family. Her originality is only surpassed by her happy smile and personal charm. She makes herself conspicuous by arriving late or " cutting classes ; ' ' nevertheless she wins the confidence of her instructors by an unexpected, " But, professor don t you think? ' — and all is well. Sociology is her stronghold ; pushing recep- tions, carnivals, committees, athletics and other important things her continual pleas- ure ; doing things her hobby. Future and possibilities unknown. THE COYOTE ALMA MATER In the evening of a college life Our thoughts are far from gay : Tomorrow who will fill these halls Where we are found today? And mingled with each pleasure There comes a touch of pain ; For us the sun is sinking Into the mist and rain. The days we ' ve passed together Will ne ' er forgotten be, The friendships we have cherished Will be sunbeams on the sea, For soon we ' ll sail the sea of life. Our hands will guide the bark : That harbor which we hope to reach Lies somewhere in the dark. Our innerself while on that voyage Will often time forget ; With eyes of thought we ' ll see again The halls where oft we ' ve met: The faces of our classmates, Our friends, professors, all ; — We ' ll mingle with the merry crowd In the grand reception hall. And thus our dreams flit past us. Some sad and many gay. But they unite to shine with light Upon the college day, And when with toil we ' re weary, And long for home and rest ; Dear memory, kind, will cheer our mind With thoughts of friendship blest. ' Twill aid us in the darkness. Battling with wind and wave. Twill aid us in that crisis When only friends can save, And tho we leave forever Old Wesleyan ' s college halls — Some memory sweet we ' ll oft repeat Wherever duty calls. Farewell, my Alma Mater, To thee I ' ll often turn ; Within thy walls more truths are locked Than man from books may learn ! Farewell, my Alma Mater, No, deep within my heart For Wesleyan, fair, forever there. One shrine is set apart ! — R. A. Gortner, ' 07. 22 THE COYOTE A NEXT YEAR SENIOR THE COYOTES 2 A class there was, and that a worthy class, That from the times that long ago have passed. Within her glorious golden liveries dight She foughOjfor all that ' s good and true and right. She neither shunned, nor feared the hostile band. But marched with dauntless tread within their land Where many winds her flaming banner flung. The prowess of her noble sons the bards have sung: Their deeds of brawn and brain — ah yes, and heart, For versed are they in the use of Cupid ' s art, The grace and beauty of her daughters fair Were not surpassed by Helen — that so rare. And when dark clouds of danger hovers near, They enter the fight with ne ' er a thot of fear. But come, oh music, if power to thee ascribed, Ares great enough to spread her glories wide. And sing aloud the praise of the Junior class- Tell fun and fact of every lad and lass. Yell: Rackety cax, co-ax, co-ax Rackety cax, co-ax, co-ax 1908, the quality ' s straight Sis-s-s-s. boom!! Ah-h-h-h. 24 THE COYOTE The splendor of the Juniors will never fade, While they are led by such a cratfy maid As Mattie Currier, of facutly fame. She came to Wesleyan to change her name, Athletics is her special college course, Of Junior information she ' s the source ; Her daily office hours are not a few To give the faculty all an interview, She ' s faithful consul of the Willard girls And added glory each new year unfurls. A fond companion of dame Wisdom ' s ways Has been Mr. Kiechel from his earliest days. While yet a babe, the joy of his small heart Was seeking his great knowledge to impart. The purpose of the babe, the youth retains, So sought our halls where great Minerva reigns. And here he joys in litera -y clever, While devouring text books from cover to cover. Well versed is he in lectures, art and song. And safely guides the lecture course along. A fair female with gentle grace adorned Is Jessie Gilman,— bright as a summer ' s morn : Bewitching eyes peep out beneath dark brows Nor ever pit} to her victim allows. She ' s ready to cheer for the class of Nineteen- eight Whether it be in games or in debate. On the Junior staff she helps to make things whirl ; Too glad to call herself a Willard girl, And hopes to live when college life is done In California, land of the setting sun. In all your wanderings ' round this world of care A second Anna Dar nall you ' ll find nowhere— A girl so calm and quiet— so meek and mild. You ' d almost be surprised if e ' re she smiled. She loud bemoans her fate ' tis strange to say, For she ' d been a man if she had had her way, _ . ' For men can talk and they wont ' notice it. But when a woman talks, they take a fit, ' A loyal member of Theophania And secretarv of Y. W. C. A. THE COYOTE 25 Born sometime in the eighties, in Illinois And came to us not because, but in spite of the boys, Such, we judge, may be spoken of Ethel Newell The guardian of the Willards ' gold and jewels. She likes to rest, but better yet to walk. When the moon is bright, and a friend is at her side to talk. The nature of her future work depends— Well— depends on what the fates may send. She wants to travel o ' er the sea and moun- tain height And end her days in the wealth of rich Klondike. The Junior class is proud of her eloquent son O ' er Sophomore and Seniors Worthley won, And all the schools within the state he bested When oratorical honors were contested. His highest thought is to live a happy life And so he went and married him a wife, ' ' For if myfuture address is Heav ' n, ' ' said he, ' T must enter heaven on earth you see. Each week behind the sacred desk he stands To prepare himself for preaching in foreign lands. From far New England ' s grand and lofty hills. Where every heart with love of freedom thrills Came ever smiling Bertha Wimberley— A subject so great, we must not handle lightly. She ' s glad to call herself a Theo true ; Takes heavy work in college and normal too. She just as well might try to reach the moon As try to be good while in Miss Tugle ' s room. If in the future you would Bertha see. Just seek for her in Washington, D. C. Anticipation justly looks afar Reserving the highest seat at Justice ' s bar, For Maxwell Beghtol ' s power and intellect The Everetts perceived his skill and did select Him as their president. As Sergeant of Arms He guards our class from any threatening harms. The greatest work of art that he has seen Is a certain charming lady, we would ween. He ' s had the chance to ply his legal ait In trying to move the faculty ' s cold heart. 26 THE COYOTE Not long ago, where the Loup its way has worn At ' Riverside Ranch ' a little maid was born. As years rolled by, Miss Haskell yearned to know Where quickest would her many talents grow, So turned her steps to our fair institution. Why she likes mathematics so well, a solution Too easily found, she ' s the only girl in the class. But her virtues are so many this fault can pass. A Willard : Y. W. ; Bible Study she spreads. She expects to live on one of Montana ' s homesteads. A gentle zephyr from out the ' Golden West, With kind consideration, did molest Miss Berger, and carried her to oui- fair gate. She thought it best to share the Junior fate When she had spent two years with the Nor- malites. Finds in the chemical labs, her delights. And all spare hours as a temperance advo- cate, She spends at the legislature of our state. As chief ambitions are so very high Not yet has she the where with all to buy. The Johnsons are as common as the air, But R. K. Johnsons you will find most rare. There is no height of fortune or of fame To which this ardent youth w ould not attain. With every college work he ' s sympathetic Both intellectual and athletic, And a zealous devotee of ' green and white. ' Of the Oro ' s gold he had the oversight. Loving the girls is his present avocation. While chivalry is his chosen occupation. When first our class had doned her yellow rags She gave H. Whitehorn all her money bags. This lad, ' tis strange to say, loves ancient love, And feeds his soul on Calculuo. galore. He writes by heart the tale of Troy ' s sad fall And tells at sight the diameter of ab all. And thus possessed of Wisdom ' s richest charms. He ' ll settle down on some Nebraska farm To fit himself for this, his chosen trade He ' ll spends some years in Oxford ' s classic shades. THE COYOTE 27 Miss Edyth Harris ! how weak art thou my pen To land this maid, who breaks the hearts of men ! The average being she is far above ; She revels in beauty, also art and — A perfect, slender form ; a pretty wrist ; Somewhat above sixteen, but never — Two fondest hopes are of her heart most dear •— Of ' stars ' in the realm of expression to be the peer, And (she ' s glad to explain the second as best she can) In " the club of suicides " to win a man. ' Twas from the grand old state of William Penn — The state of coal and oil, gas and men— A score of years ago came Howard Kline, Whene ' er a Latin noun he must decline. Or Greek verb conjugate, it is no woe To him : his constant friend is Cicero. He looks adown life ' s path, and has his eye On the chair of Latin, Harvard Uni With morals high, and talents not a few, He ' s well equipped his life work to pursue. The Hoosier state produced our Clinton Collett A prodigy indeed— a second LaFollette. To be a lawyer is his fondest hope To gain this end with anything he ' ll cope. From stormy, cow-boy life out West he ' s weaned. And here, he ' s found to be a Coffee fiend. He s business boss of the Junior staff. Of ' ' The Wesleyan " he s business half. The scribes of the Theos, and Y. M. C. A. He hopes to be President some sweet day. Bertha Behle — born was this gentle maid The year that Wesleyan ' s corner stone was laid. She takes a musical course with variations— But we are told ' tis largely variations — And thus prepares to be an ' acompanyist ' But w hom she ' ll accompany ' obscurum est. ' Y. W. girls entrust their funds to Bertha, Also to Theophania, she ' s worth a Good deal to make things go. Her heart invites, And her hand e ' er works to further ' Woman ' s rights. ' 28 THE COYOTE Chester Clark spends all his idle hours Sharpening up his intellectual powers. The special studies into which he hurls Himself, are mathematics, science and girls, If it w ere given him to choose his fate ' Twould only be that he might graduate. His future business will be to seek a mate, And his address— is Matrimony State, Where soon he ' ll found a new Utopia, For all his friends of Orophilia. A college Junior, Y. M. and Everett man Nor is Bickel ashamed to own his clan. Twas love of mirth that brought him to our hail- When mirth permits, he lists to study ' s call. The favor of the fairer sex he seeks, With his lovely eyes and Mushing cheeks. And with the fairest lady of our school as a wife. He 11 settle down to lead a banker ' s life. If Fortune smiles upon him as her heir He some dear day will be a millionaire. And Townsend, Harvey G. , came here for fun Sometime about the fall of Nineteen -one. Ah 1 little did he think at that far day That maiden ' s charms would hold him in their way. His choice of books, he says, is Les ' Misera- bles— It comforts him in all his family troubles. His politics are spelled by ' G. O. P. ' His religious views he finds in just ' M. E. ' He gives the Y. M. boys their daily ration. But teaching is his future expectation. A child was born out West beyond Red Cloud— Frisbie,by name- with many powers endowed. He showed good taste in entering Wesleyan ' s gate In time to join the class of Nineteen- eight. That class, when it perceived his talents rare. Entrusted all its records to his care. When on the diamond, yellow fights her way. The sure right arm of Frisbie saves the day ; And at the bat he ne ' er was known to fan, If all goes well, some day he ' ll be a man. THE COYOTE 29 Edith Dimmitt was so very small The place and date of birth she can ' t recall. But little she cares, since she ' s a Junior now And ever faithful to the VVillard vow. With frolic and fun she ' s full to overflowing— All the time and everywhere she ' s going. She teaches music in the training school, And recites to almost all the profs in school, She aims to be happy, and make another so And any more than this she can ' t fore know. ' Tis hard to believe, but from his lips we glean. That C. C. Gorst once wore the Freshmen green. And came to Wesleyan for the sake of his mind. A preacher ' s son— but not of the common kind, For Charlie never enters any rows, But Wisdom, with talents great and high en- dows. Well known is he as an Oro member true ; A first class student — as good a preacher too. He will spend some years within the halls of Drew And then will preach for the g ood that he can do. While young, Lee Greenslit opened his small eyes To great admiring parents at Surprise, And came to Wesleyan at seventeen. In every line of college work he ' s seen As editor, this book assures his fame. Upon the Everett roll you ' ll find his name. He ' s prominent in Y. M. C. A. affairs And when its time a base-ball suit he wears. Just now at rushing clubs he is the best. But soon he ' s going to practice law out West. Just when the L. S. Mills commenced to grind Cannot be found ; but in the course of time He joined another with consent of both their wills. And now there is in action a baby Mills. Mills teaches his own baby just for play, But teaches strangers children for the pay. He obtained a teacher ' s life certificate While Jackson was superintendent of our state He only asks, in all of earth ' s domains. To live upon Nebraska ' s rolling plains. 30 THE COYOTE Earle Kendall is a very modest lad ; Wearing yellow is his fondest fad, The highest place accorded him by fate. To Vice-President of class of Nineteen- eight. Throughout the week he ' s in the teachers ' care, But on the Sabbath takes the preacher ' s chair. His aspirations reach the high degree Of getting at the end, a big A. B. He shares a part in Theophania And hopes ere long to preach in Africa. Inez Beck is a tvpical western lass— Can hardly stay in school until she ' ll pass : E ' n Lincoln is too close to the rising sun So soon she ' ll go to far ofli Washintgon, The reason that she entered Wesleyan was— What a woman ' s reason always is— ' because. A loyal member of Theo ranks is she. And working hard to gain the title ' A. B., ' We hope our class is but a link withm the chain Of happiness— her being ' s end and aim. Roy Mastin resembles but himself alone— His ready wits for all his faults atone. Two years ago he came to Wesleyan Because he was but yet a single man, • But girls, be slow to yield to his ready tongue For he hopes to die while yet very young To enter the sooner his chosen profession— To lead the jubilant angel processions. He ' s not quite sure in which angel band he 11 So you better look in each directory. A youth to student and to profs well known, Possessing push and cheer that ' s all his own, •Cut out ' to make his mark withm the earth, ' Tis Milo Pearson, man of sterling worth. He ever moves about with business air, And never has a moment he can spare:— An Oro, Y. M., and Prohibition man. The Chairman of Board of Control of The Wesleyan. ' Ere many years have passed, his power he 11 wield . . „ , , Far distant on the foreign mission field. THE COYOTE 31 Edith Lomax is a girl of so much worth Her name was given to the town of her birth. She sought our halls in the fall of Nineteen- three. ; And entered the race to gain a big ' A. B. ' On the Junior staff she holds an important place ; In Orophilia she lifts her smiling face. A fervent advocate of White and Green. She specializes in the classes of the Dean To tit herself for the best trained nurse she can, Or antyhing else for the highest good of Man. So well has Charlie Pinckney loved our school For countless years he ' s obeyed the prof ' s stern rule Though soon, at last, he will wear the cap and gown, He 11 ne ' r forget the yellow and the brown. He ever haunts the odorous science lab, Testing acids as a chosen fad— Not to be a great man in science research But a medical missionary of the church, For such a man as Charlie, many a place Is easily found upon this earth ' s round face. Gary Currier was raised a farmer lad, But seeking a place where knowledge was to be had. He entered at last Nebraska Wesleyan - There is no doubt he belongs to the genus ' man. Although he is an Everett ' cub, ' we hear,— A VVesleyan coyote too, and Pansy ' s de(e)r. He hopes that he may ' post ' a year or two. And then a business life he will pursue Where he may live with Juniors evermore Upon the everlasting heavenly shore. Can any good come out of Missouri v ,1 -X " «ok about and see, And behold a man like Folk, and Keester, oo And you may see what our sister state can do. ine latter came to us five years ago ■ He s reticent, but he can make things go When aught is doing in Athletic lines. ' lis then indeed that Cecil brighest shines And when from our dear halls he makes his way, He ' ll spend his strength to push Y. M. C. A. r THE COYOTE Y. W. C. A. HALLOWE ' EN PARTY It was the night of Hallowe ' en, The moon was shining bright, Old earth had lost her dress of green, But frost was sparkling white. The girls in some queer costume dressed, Assembled at the Gym, Where they were met by ghastly ghosts And coldly welcomed in. At first they registered for games, A peanut race and yell, They tried to lead a toper ' s life— Also to run pell-mel. The girls could not be recognized, Their faces were concealed Behind peculiar staring masks ; O how they laughed and squealed ! The most distinguished persons there, Were Rastus and his wife. Her name was Dinah Jefferson ; Both black as tar for life. While some told stories long and short ; In many a ghastly note Some person said ; ' Tt floats ! it floats ! ' ' ' ' What floats? ' ' ' Tvory soap. ' ' The cooks and maidens one and all Served " winnies, " apples, nuts, Each girl, imbibed until quite filled, Went home with awkward struts. They left the witch and red lights bright Each, with a happy heart, Resolved it was an eve well spent On October ' s frosty night. THE COYOTE MISNOMERS Once more upon the altar of the Muse, Are sacrificed the names of noble men. ' Tis not that they are worthy of reproach, But this inspired pen cannot refrain From telling how they are bestowed amiss. Why should a man, who ' s weathered well this world, Who, firm and true, remains where duty calls, Be known by name of a most fragile flower, The ' rose, ' which fades with first rebuff of storm? A ' beir should ring out loud and clear, alway, To far and wide, proclaim the news of day, And yet the man who carries round this name, Speaks soft and low, and keeps his counsel well. Is our good dean like ' four, ' small, dotted ' dice, ' Which can be tossed and thrown about at will? He ' s more than that ; he ' s every inch a man, And if you think he ' ll shake, just try him once! The man who holds the key to all the past. Is not best known by hesitating, " W-e-ll-s " But by his firm conviction of the truth, And by his tender love for his beliefs. When you see a mother ' pat her son, Does it remind you of a friend of yours. Whose mind is stored with all the best of earth— Who ' s sought for every class festivity? Who ' s hunting tons of fame, or gold or gain? Not he who stands directing well and true. The course of this fair college on the hill, For good of every one within its gates. Then after all what is there in a name That it should be derided or revered? ' Tis plain to see that these names do not fit, Yet what care we? It is the man that counts. And all these men, we honor and admire. —Anon. THE COYOTE Nita Beck Gertrude JohnsoQ Earl Bishop Ethel Howe Viola Burke Albert Hisey Roy Cain Edith Lehr Charles Catlett Clyde Mann Pansy Coffin Ernest Lowell Ruth Dryden Blanche Mylander Ellery Files John McAnulty Roy Greenslit Floyd Robbins Roy Goodrich Harry Palmer Charles Hammond Z. Stambaugh Coza Haskell Roy Swift Robert Isham Jay Thompson Earle Johnson Paul Thureson Edna Weems Killi Killick Killi Killick Rah rah Zit zit Yai who? Bam zoo Sophmores. 36 THE COYOTE We have no intention of ivin ourselves excessive self praise, or indul in iu self extolation. The reason of th s self denial is the fact that no one has ever thought ser- iously of questioning our supremacy. Since the class of ' 09 entered the Wesleyan as Fresh- men, the halo of notoriety has surrounded us, even as the evanescent ethereal blue sur-rounds this terresti-ial oblate spheroid. Laurels without number have crowned our noble brows, but it would be unseemly in us to boast of our accom- plishments, for have not the freshies a patent on boasting and braggadocio? We have taken the lead in aU branches of student en- deavor, but our greatest victory was in the ' " Ba. e Ball Tour- nament " last fall. when we won the inter class championship. In our lirst game we defeated the freshies lb to 1, and in our final game we won from the Commercials 6 to 8. In the game with the Commercials the score does not indicate the magnitude of the victory. Our team was drawn from a class cohtainii g 18 boys, w hile the Commercial drew their team from a whole department containing at least 75 or 80 boys. It would take two ' Annuals " to give a detailed ac- count of all our victories, ' ' bums " (legal and illegal), picnics, sleigh-rides, tafiy-puUs, scaps, etc., but all this w ould be needless as we are already well known and looked up to as the only class really deserving the palm of victory. Nita Beck. " Wanted: A patent on my charming smile. " Earl Bishop. " I was not made for great affairs: I eat and sleep and say my prayers. " Viola Burke, vice president. " Were man but constant, he were perfect. " Koy Cain, treasurer. " I aitejid to other people ' s business having none of my own to attend to. " Charles Catlett, " The man had the panegyric the worst way. " THE COYOTE 37 Pansy Coffin, (practising " Soph Song " ) " Say! don ' t you think we ought to do some stunt be- tween the 2nd and 3rd verses, it sounds so naked. " Ruth Dry den, secretary. " A rose-bud set with little wilful thorns, and sweet as English air could make her, she. " Ellery Files, president. " All great scientists are dying, and I don ' t feel very well myself. " Roy Greenslit. " Alas! the love of women, it is known to be a lov-ely, fearful thing. " Roy Goodrich. " Lax in his gait andlaxer in his gaiters. " Charles Hammond. " Hi Hammond, on a summer ' s day. Was digging post holes, far away; He spied alas! — What did he fear? The worst concerning Ruthie dear. " Coza Haskell. " Let these describe the undescribable. " Robert Isham. " It will take a century — such another. " Earle Johnson. " One hour in the day for study. One hour in which to eat, Two hours to think how tired I am, And twenty hours to sleep. " Gertrude Johnson. " On their own merits modest men are dumb. " Ethel Howe. " We have the maids with tender eyes. And long, bright, rippling hair. Albert Hisey. " When a man gets married his troubles begin " — to multiply many, many fold. 38 THE COYOTE Edith Lehr. " Voices, whose minstrlesy thrill me and haunt me, Calling me, calling me home to the west. " Clyde Mann. The doctor says, " A gaseous evolution of the brain. " Ernest Lowell. " I hear a voice you cannot hear. Which says I must not stay: I see a hand you cannot see, Which beckons me away. " Blanche Mylander. : We wonder w hat exasperates her. John McAnnulty. " A man of colossal brass. " Harry Palmer. " And he will talk, ye Gods! how he will talk. " Floyd Robbins. " One of nature ' s strange blunders. " Z. Stambaugh. " He who can blush, methinks, must honest be. " Roy Swift. " I love its gentle gurgle, I love its fluent flow, I love to wind my mouth up And I love to hear it go. " Jay Thompson. " Pickle? Well yes; e. g. until he met his Jonah on the dark, winding stairs of the state house. " Paul Thurreson. " I am a very fascinating young fellow. ' Tis not my fault, the girls must blame heaven. " Edna Weems. " Brought up very tenderly. " z X Ui K THE COYOTE 41 L. I. Anderson, G. Anawalt, Ella Smith g - Jessie Ballard, G. Fordyce, J. E. Talbot g Jessie Beck. F. J. Miller, Chas. G. Cole g § Lora Bolton, R. R. Palmer, Bessie Dare Ethel Booth, Grace Cozier, V. A. Dunlavy £ Jessie Bragg, J.I McVay, Mae Maddox Glenetta Bunten Flossie Hale Margaret Hopper K. O. Pearson A. E. Stewart Viola Noonan Clara Coulter EdnaWeems Alma Whiting Enor Matson, President Faith Claflin, Vice President Ruth Williams, Secretary Albert R Lang, Treasurer Henry Urbauer, Sergt. Arms Clara Windnagle Pearl Fosbury Everett Hosman Grace Houtz Sarah Kaufman Margaret Lemon Ethel Rockwell Mary Russell N. I. Reynolds Clara Smith Mary Smith Bessie Stowe Carrie Morgan CD. Underwood Earl Jackson Harry Johnson 42 THE COYOTE Yell: Whoop la rah! Whoop la ri er! Walk up, chalk up, Freshman tiger! Ki yi boom! Sis boom bah! Freshmen, freshmen, Rah ! rah ! rah ! Tues., Sept. 25. Without regard to race, color, previous condition of servitude, and with all with one accord in one place assem- bled, the freshman class today proceeded to effect their or- ganization. The girls are the fairest and the boys the bravest ever, and our class is a goodly bunch withal. We have elected a corp of officers that we are proud of, and we expect to make this the best freshman class that Wesleyan has ever known. To further this end a committee was appointed to visit the printer. Particulars later. Next day: Today, by means of handbills distributed in chapel, the sophs " publicly acknowledged their inferiority, subordi- nance, and obhgation to the Freshman Class. " The dear children are learning fast. Thurs. Sept., 27. Notwithstanding the solemn declaration made yester- day by the sophomore class, it is befitting that we freshmen continue to be on the qui vive; for the sophomores, after a true realization of their true condition, are now trying in their own weak way to affect self-improvement. They hold that we become like that which we attempt, that to become brave we must attempt brave deeds; and, in- spired by this belief, though they knew not, but that they might " sup with Pluto tonight " as a result, they, in a body, without so much as an army Colt ' s, or a Steven ' s Favorite THE COYOTE 43 for protection, nay verily, without even a chaperone, did last night dare attack one solitary, whole, life-sized freshman. Some may censure them for their foolhardiness in at- tempting so great things at the start; but not so, those who have that sublime conception of bravery and distinction, held by our beloved sophomore brethren. Fri., Sept. 28, With all the subtlety peculiar to the sophomore mind, certain members of that class worked out a scheme today to enable them to further achieve their own betterment. Like the American aborigines, they were to subject themselves to great exposure and suffering, hoping thereby to attain some small degree of bravery and endurance. Incidentally, wishing to be of some service to the sophs, we freshmen modestly consented to accompany them to the vicinity of Bethany Heights, where, in compliance with their urgent requests, we bound them with hempen cables to some large arboreal specimens there, " far from the maddening crowd ' s ignoble strife, " and left them for the night. Later: " We have m et the enemy and they are ours. " We had another little scrimmage with the sophs today, and all enjoyed it hugely. Our upper classmen took some objections to our part- ing their colors among us, and for a time they zealously tried to wrest them from us. But alas for them — Heaped in a mound upon the ground. We piled the sophies bold: They twisted round, with shrieks profound. The half can ne ' er be told. Again, like Caesar, we came, we saw, we conquered. Once Upon a Time, 1906. The class met tonight, in the east part of town to make pennants. The white " ' 10 " on the green field makes a striking combination, and we intend that more than once this year they shall strike terror to the hearts of our upper classmen. 44 THE COYOTE Oct. 19, 1906. What ' s the matter with the sophs? They ' re all right. Who says so? Everyone who attended the reception that they gave the freshman class tonight. After an excellent musical program and a visit to the art gallery, we were brought up facing refreshments in the form of red ice. Yes red, but as on other occasions the freshmen, with great presence of mind, showed that they knew how to vanquish the red in any form, whatsoever. All too soon, however, taps sounded, and the recep- tion was over. Sat., Nov. 17. Our class visited Hayden ' s this forenoon. We beat the sophs to it; so the camera was still intact. Not all of our members were present; but we expect to make a creditable showing in the " Coyote, " notwithstanding. Fri., Nov. 23. This evening, about the time " when ruddy Phoebus gan to welke in West " , we freshmen hied ourselves away to the suburb. In the course of the evening ' s jollification, was ren- dered the following program: Grand March. Music for coupling: " London Bridge is falling down " . Refreshments — Lemons with stick candy. " Pat " tells a story in Elizabethan style. Faith and Bejabers — A piano solo. Urbauer — Solo. Later we adjourned to the Cafe. There another happy hour was spent and after the last toast, we departed at a late hour for University Place. THE COYOTE 45 A BALLAD The sun ' s rim dips; the stars rush out, At one stride comes the dark ; The hoot owl sounds from yon dark cave No more is heard the lark. The cricket ' gins his mournful chirp, The stars begin to fade ; In solemn rows along the fence, The black cats serenade. The bats begin their dizzy flight, The bloody moon is seen ; But in eclipse soon hides her face. She sees no sight serene. The bullfrog ' s solemn dirge is heard. From yonder musty vale ; While on the night there breaks a sound— A superhuman wail. ' ' Who are those hosts of gruesome ghosts V And who that white robed lineT ' With mighty shout the answer comes, " Why we are 99 ! " — Jackson, ' 10. 46 THE COYOTE PROF. ALBERT T. BELL Principal of the Academy and Professor of Botany Professor Albert T. Bell was born near Monmouth, Illinois. He came to Nebraska when sixteen years of age, and for a time taught in the Furnas County Schools. Later he entered the University of Nebras- ka, and after graduating from this institution he held the chair of Botany at Crete High School for six years. Two years were spent in the same kind of work at Lincoln High School ; and in 1902 he was called to Wesleyan to take up the duties of the position which he now holds. Professor Bell has a generous sprinkling of the true military spirit ; and he is an ardent lover of straight, clean athletics. In recognition of his efforts along these lines, he was early elected to the position of Commandant of the University Battalion, which office he still holds. He is also an active and enthusiastic member of the Athletic Board. As a floriculturist he is none the less active, and he takes great pride in the appearance of the Campus. Each summer he contributes his part by adorning the front and terraces with a series of beautiful floral designs. He is strong and popular as an instructor, a firm yet kind disciplin- arian, and keenly alive, active, and ready to promote the best interests of Wesleyan. THE COYOTE THE BELL SONG There were two boys, two academy boys, Who disliked to take drill, They wished they might, from this dread plight, Escape, yet keep it still. They planned by day, they schemed by night, Some means which would reduce All this work, for them, to naught, At last, wrote a doctor ' s excuse. ' Twas presented, and all went well. No drill their joy invaded. How ill they felt, we ' ll never know, While the other boys paraded. Said Brown to Smith, " O, this is great! They ' ll never know what ails us. Those fellows get a lot of knocks From which our wits have saved us. ' ' But one day, at chapel time, When for announcements we were ready, Professor Bell arose and said, ' ' Smith and Brown see me. Twelve-twenty. ' ' A SONNET The patriotic men of Wesley an, Upon the birthday of our father great. Resolved to keep his mem ' ry bright ; in state Of liberty, their steps toward school, began To take these valiant men, (yes every man Decided ' twas the proper thing) nor was it late The cocks still crew, when these marched out the gate Intending that the flag the breeze should fan. With fait ' ring creeps they kneel the slaty dome, The fluttering flag intending it to crown. Professor Bell appeared to be half blown, And Chambers too could not refrain • the frown, For when they ' ed traced weary footsteps hom They saw old glory waving upside down. — E. T. C. ACADEMY SENIORS Taylor, J. D. , President Hanson Grace, Trea surer Armstrong, John Blodgett, Nellie Clausen, Minnie Durham, Marion Files, Ruth Greenslit, Eva Hayden, Gladys Kuns, F. B. McVay, J. G. Pierce, Winnie Simonds, C. O. Snow, Marietta Stowe, Bessie Vogler, Olive Whitehorn, Bessire, B. A., V. President Sullivan, Irene, Secretary Balch, Earl Chadderdon, L. E. Durham, F. E. Erickson, Nellie Gates, C. W. Hardy, Marie Higgins, Edna I eacock, Mary Peck, Fern Schlichtemeir, Omar Simpson, Merle Starr, J. W. Thomas, Nova Warrick, C. W. Edna. 50 THE COYOTE us. Presided judiciously over the treasury Uncompro- mising, always on hand for a scrap, struck terror to the third preps ' hearts, and has made good his lack of stature. Ruth P iles. Although intended to sharpen others, she is very sharp herself. Although quite an infant she ex- pects to become a freshman next year. Eva Greenslit. Wears the smile that won ' t come off. Is a Willard, comes from a noble patrician family, and be- longs to the upper class. (Fourth Preps.) Edna Higgins. Tall, fair nnd good looking, a fine sample of the modtst, but intelligent, fourth preps. Mary Leacock. Growls fatter and better natured ev- ery day, thriving on language and science. Very popular, and when she has tw o dates on one night always favors the class affair. Omar Schlichtmeier. Was not a witness at the Thaw trial. Like Adam, he is a humble tiller of the soil. Is a paternal 4th prep., but very spe dy. Loyal Theo. Marietta Snow. Her ancestors were pigmies. Her ambition was once to grow tall, but she has given this up, as she is now past the age for growing. She has a finely developed mind. Wears the Theo. badge. Irene Sullivan. Another diminutive, but big hearted and broa d minded 4th prep. Contemplates completing coll- ege in three years. On account of her size she may slip through. She prefers things " tailor made. " C. W. Warwick. A most noble knight of the 4th preps., noted for good judgment and noble deeds. A Sen- ior Dialectic. Is interested in studying as w ell as making history. Rachel Nellie Blodgett. A timid maiden, who always sits in a rear seat in class. Her chief recreation is catching " Kuns. " Here come those twins. Prank and Marion Durham, whose name is honored thro ' out the J and on sign boards. One is noted for his Frank ness. Grace Hanson. The handsome vice-president of fourth prepdom, and a loyal barbarian, Born in Dakota some THE COYOTE 51 time since the Civil war. Aspires to the teacher ' s chair, if nothing better presents itself. Expected to attend the Lincoln Academy, but boarded the wrong car and came to Wesleyan. Harry Johnson. Everett. Tried to join the Willards, but was blackballed for unknown reasons. He is a preacher and the son of a lumberman. Won renown in baseball by his ' star " pitching against the third preps. John I. McVay. Another fourth prep, who occupif s a pulpit on Sundays. Excels the jack- rabbit in speed and en- durance. Expects to compete with the New York " flyer " for carrying Uncle Sam ' s mail. Will finish college in three years at this rate. Jesse D. Taylor. Orophihan, Our honored president. Sings bass in the Wesley an quartet. Is fond of dates. A prizefighter (at least he has conquered Sullivan). Shares the honor of the class in base-ball. Will take his Master ' s Degree in music. His highest ambition is to take New York by storm, Louise Peck. A genial maiden, loves to recite, and al- ways tries to please her teachers. She is very innocent and unsuspecting of the wiles of the evil one in the person of a certain third prep. Is larger than her name would indicate. Bessie Stowe. Willard. An accomplished fourth prep. Musician, very entertaining, and fair to behold. Her fav- orite hero is Christopher Columbus. All hail to our noble valedictorian, Bert A. Bessii-e. Al- so the guardian of our financial interests and president of the Junior Dialectics. He came from Laurel, Nebraska, which explains his smiling face and sunny disposition. His highest ambition is to be a second John Wesley. What stately, dignified maiden is this walking into room 20? Minnie Clausen, the one we always " look up " to with fear and trembling. She is voted the most courageous in the class because she dares to stand so high with so little support. Of course she has high ambitions. Nellie Erickson was born sometime since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth and has been living more or less ever 52 THE COYOTE since. She aspires to christianize the heathens of other shores and win a name like Livingstone or the French Jesuits. Marie Hardy is, as her name indicates, very sound and healthy. She has beautiful llaxen hair that hanj s like Sat- urn ' s rings over her prim little face. She also has been chosen to represent the class on the day of our glorious graduation. A noble Theo. Ford B. Kuns is our heavy weight hammer thrower, shot putter, wrestler, boxer, and baseball catcher, all in one volume. On account of his superior wisdom and scholar- ship, has been elected to the platform on our important event in June. Ada Nichols came to light sometime in the 19th cen- tury, and has been eating and sleeping ever since. Fate brought her to University Plac . to become proficient in the arts and sciences, and get her diploma with the class of ' 07. Here is " Carry " Simonds our athlete, who helped de- feat the Commercials and First Preps, at basket-ball, and the unconquerable 8rd Preps, at base-ball. He is a loyal Orophilian. He will make his Major in chemistry. On Saturdays he has the habit of Samuel Johnson. J. W. Starr, the " star " of the class of ' 07. He generally rises in the morning and sets in the evening, although he is plainly visible in daylight. He is not one of the heavenly bodies, although very bright and shining. Nova Thomas is one of our most trusted and compan- ionable young classmates, and is always willing to do her share. She hopes to become a wise and learned young lady and marry a rich, handsome Nebraskan. Winnie Pierce is very " sharp " and her stature would almost admit of her perforating a foe without leaving a wound. She expects to go on a " tower " all the rest of her life, although remaining at home most of the time. She is goodnatured and " winning, " and a loyal 4th Prep, THE COYOTE 53 ACADEMY JUNIORS CoLOus: Old Rose and Cream. Boomalaca, boomalaca, boomalaca, boom, Third Preps, Third Preps, give us room; ' Tis no lie, ' tis no bluff, Wesley an Tliird Preps are the stuff. Registration time was over, and the " Preps " began to grind, Yet paused awhile in passing, each to see if he could find His name upon the Honor Roll, that graced the lower hall, The roster of the third preps, noble youths and maidens all. There appeared the name of Maris. our own president w as she, Of Miss Jones, our " secretary, and Miss Hitte our good vice; Obie Meyer, social hustler, Mildred Clark, a winsome lass. Vera Grisw old, short and jolly, " ' Jamie, " also in this class. Then there came the name of Boyles, our football captain soon to be, Miss Seymour, w ho the money kept, because moke followed (see?), Clarence Cain, the lady killer, Floydie Campbell full of fun, Merle Howe of sweetest temper, Mildred Clafiin, " next " to none. C. Abbott, who ' s sick for flowers, recovers ere they come, Karl Kenyon who knew how to keep poor Renie from a bum, And other names there did appear, but space will not permit Their being mentioned here, and then, besides, some were not fit. By some we mean the worthless few,w hose pride and hunger great Did keep them from the meetings of the class of 1908. But on the whole, the third prep list was made of names the best, (The registrar such names did choose, and left out all the rest.) THE COYOTE THE COYOTE 55 ROSTER Maris, Rath, President Carmen. Jones, Secretary Cain, C. S. Campbell, F W. Clatiin, Mildred Clark, Hugh Clark, Mildred Clifton, Gertrude Crist, E. R. Eakin, W. D. Ellison. Grace Fitzsin mons, C. B. Gates, L M. GrisvYold, Vera Hads. 11, Vincent Hall, S. M. Hoyle, H P. Jamison, M. B. Jchnson, P. A. Kendall. Maud Ken yon, Karl Kinsey, R. K. Leavitt. A. Hitte, Eleanor, Vice President Seymour, Elizabeth, Treasurer. Meyer, C. A. Mills, L. N. Orr, F. L. Overton, Mabel Patridge, H. R. Peck, Luisa Pestat, G. A. Pierce, Winnie Reynolds, W. O. W. Smith, Anna Smith, Florence Saan, Ralph Thompson, Faye Turney, Edith Van Em an. Ruby Vifquain, J. S. Vitquain, R. M. Walburn, J. E. Walker, Florence White, A,. J. A. 56 THE COYOTE CONSERVATORY FACULTY VERNON SPENCER Director and Head of Piano Department- Late of Leipzig, Germany CLEMENS MOVHTS Head of Vocal Department- Berlin and Paris-Pupil of Sbriglia. EDMLTND FOERSTEL Head of Violin Department-Royal Conservatory of Leipzi-- Pupil of Sevcik and Becker. „ IVOR A. THOMAS Head of Theoretical Department- Royal Conservatory of Leipzig- Piano. Pipe Or an, Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition. CLAVTON E. HADLEY Instructor in Piano. MARY ALENE SMITH Instructor in Piano, Organ, Theory and Musical History ii. Sc., B. Mus., Nebraska Wesleyan University. MRS. LILLIAN D. HELMS Instructor in Voice Culture-Assistant to Mr. Movius. HELEN DEAN Instructor in Voice Culture- Assistant to Mr. Movius. ' H. ADEN EN YE ART ' Instructor in Voice Culture-Assistant to Mr. Movius. GERTRUDE K. MUTTON Instructor in Piano-Assistant to Mr. Spencer. JESSIE B. HAYNES Instructor in Piano- Assistant to Mr. Spencer. VIOLET ROBERTS Instructor in Piano-Assistant to Mr. Spencer. MRS. ELSE M. SPENCER Instructor in German. VERNON SPENCER ECTOR CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC THE COYOTE 59 Professor Spencer was born in Durham, England, some time in the last century. There is no doubt but that he showed his talent for music at a very early a e. F ' or some time he studied in England, eventually going to Germany to continue his studies. In Germany he attained a very enviable position among musicians, being engaged as Critic by one of the best known papers devoted to music, and having a well earned reputa- tion as a Concert Pianist and Teacher. After some sevpn years devoted to study in Germany, Professor Spencer came to America in 1903, being professionally engaged in Chicago and, at length, induced to come to Wesleyan as Head of the Pianoforte Department of the Conservatory. It may not be generally known that Professor Spencer and his estimable wife were married (in Germany) after six months strenuous effort on the Professor ' s part to comply with the exactions of the intricate German law relating to marriage with a foreigner, he having to get permission from his great grandfather and all his cousins and his aunts. He, however, was successful, as he is in most other things he undertakes. It is said that preparatory to coming to Nebraska he provided himself with a murderous looking bowie knife and a pair of pistols, but was much surprised to find he would have no use for such articles in University Place. After the advent of Professor Spencer it was very soon apparent that in music matters he was ' ' the power behind the throne " as was evidenced by the new interest aroused in music and the largely increased attendance in the Conserv- atory. Professor Spencer was appointed Director of the Conservatory in 1905 and his success as Director has been quite as marked as his success as a teacher and player. It is rare indeed to find an artist of Professor Spencer ' s calibre, who possesses the business capacity necessary to conduct an institution of the proportions of our Conserva- tory in the very successful manner he has done. THE COYOTE 61 THE NEW WESLEYAN MALE QUARTETTE Roy E. Churchill, 1st Tenor and Soloist. L. W. Mailley, Baritone. H. C. Urbauer, 2nd Tenor. Jess. D. Taylor, Basso. The New Wesleyan Male Quartette is the outgrowth of a two year effort to find voices that would work satisfactori- ly together. It was first organized as the Rowdon Male Quartette with H. C. Urbauer 1st tenor; Myron Osborne 2nd tenor; Backemeyer, baritone; and Wachtel, Basso. -Had- sell soon succeeded Backemeyer and a little later Osborne ' s place was filled by Floyd Milps. During the year 1905-1906 the following men sang at various times in the organization: Sears, baritone; Hillyer, tenor; Kuns, baritone; and Taylor Basso. Last November Miles and Kuns left Urbauer and Taylor looking for a new 1st tenor and a new baritone. The boys instituted a systematic search and Urbauer finally started a correspondence with Roy E. Churchill, of Hastings, the outcome of which was that Churchill came to Wesleyln to study music and sing 1st tenor in the quartette. Taylor later succeeded in persuading Mailley to take the baritone and December 1906 found the quartette as it now is, and under its present name. Professor Hadley took a lively interest in the boys from the start and it is due to his splendid training and unselfish interest that they have made so enviable a record. The Quartette has been in the concert field since Feb. 1st, and now has engagements taking nearly all its time till June 1st. It is ably assisted in the concerts by Miss Ethel Crandall, reader, and Miss Jessie Haynes, pianist. The aim of the quartette is to faithfully represent to the public the work of the Nebraska Wesleyan Convserva- tory of Music. To this end they are, as rapidly as possible, acquirmg a repertorie of the highest class music obtainable. The outlook for the future is of the brightest, and the boys are to be congratulated upon it. THE COYOTE Jessie B. Haynes. Tone poet, land- and water-scape specialist. Modern pictures painted while you wait— subject immaterial, satisfaction guaranteed. Free lessons by mail— etc., etc., etc., which is only the " Junior Annual ' " w ay of saying that Miss Haynes ' playing has in it something that cannot be imparted either by letter or for a piece. There is atmosphere in her playing, but it isn ' t all atmosphere. There are clear outlines, wave, forest, hill and anon a figure in the foreground— somebody worth knowing. Destiny, hazy, altho intimate friends claim to have seen dim outlines of late. Gertrude Mutton. Miss Mutton is not so lamb-like as one might think from her name. Speaking of animals, no record of Conserva- tory events for 1906 07 would be complete without mention of the Menagerie in the north corridors throughout September, Octo- ber and November. We refer of course to the interesting variety of music species engaged for the season and kept on display behind the cunningly devised windows selected for the doors of all Conservatory studies. There is something about them that arouses curiosity and seems to compel every owner of a pair of eyes to peer around the edges if by any means they may see the curious creatures they half conceal, half disclose. It was an exciting three months both for the animals and the sight- seers. Florence Hanna, Violin. Likes winter twilights, lilies of the valley and violets, the scent of lavender, long w alks in the woods, a string of pearls, a gentle, fluffy, billowy snow- fall, rustic and day dreams, all this and more in violin told to me. Ah well, one can ' t ex- pect to keep her secrets and play the violin. THE COYOTE 63 Emil V. Nelson— Swedish, vocal tenor. Nightingale down to date. For further par- ticulars regarding home, habits, songs, man- ners and customs repertoire and previous condition of servitude see pages of future history. Erma Fern Kerr. The only member of the class who resented the impertinence of being asked the year of her birth. Miss Kerr ' s technic is all wool and a yard wide, and like the hand turned Oxford is warranted not to ' ' rip, ravel or run down at the heel. ' ' What the girl knows she knows that she knows, and what she knows not, she knows that she knows not This indeed is knowl- edge. Miss Kerr is a Willard and a rag time specialist, altho she has w aded thro as many classic concertos as any girl in school and is accounted quite an authority on historical music. 64 THE COYOTE " 23 " There ' s an up-to-date professor Whose name is well, well-known, ' Tis so ' ' fierce, " he ' s confessor,— Such as no one else would own. He is small, polite, and ' ' cute, They say, for he can do As much and more as King Canute, With his late pass- word, —Skidoo ! Fastened to his studio door, To guard his violin-a-tree. Is a snappy, snarly creature By the name of Twenty-three. In concert work, his violin speaks well And charms the people not to see the ' ' sell. Because his nose so vividly does tell, That into the powder box he fell. He now bids farewell to Wesley- Ann For seven weeks and three. To win a fame Am-Meer-Ich-Kann The same sweet voice of Lily Ann Now sings not " Love, the Pedlar- Man, ' But- " Good Luck and Twenty-three. ' ' THE COYOTE 65 THE CONvSERVATORY— A FARCE Scene— A studio in the Conservatory furnished with two pianos, two benches, two chairs, two pictures, two gentle- men and H. Aden Enyeart. Enyeart— (assuming a pose taught him, by Gadski). I like the music of the sea : The waves and waters sighing, For their sad song calls up for me, The thought of love undying. Still, this is but a transient joy. Since love is such a fleeting thing ; For me one thing will never cloy— The pleasure when I try to sing. First Gentleman — Why does the counter point? Second Gentleman — Because it does not care to strain its final cord. First Gentleman — Why do so few people come to the Wesley an Conservatory ? Second Gentleman — Because of the exSpen — cer. Enter Edmund Erb, carrying a large box of liowers. Erb — Why is the mu sick? Erb — Because she needs a rest. Exit Erb, singing, " Here ' s to the merry Oldsmobile, with its honkon and its Sisson. " Enter WESLEY AN QUARTETTE. Churchill — By the Powers we will sing. Exit gentlemen and Enyeart. Mailley — sings (sic.) If Fate had made her taller, It still my luck would be, That I would be much smaller Then she ' d look down on me. Urbauer (sings) In the dark, in the Exit all movable things in the room, except Urbauer, who sings softly to slow curtain. ARCHIBALD EDiVARDS TURNER HEAD ELOCUTION DEPARTMENT Archibald Edwards Turner is an Alumnus of N. W. U. , having re- ceived the degree of A. B. from our Alma Mater in 1895, later receiv- ing the B. E. degree from that department of which he is now the Prin- cipal. More sheepskins were earned by him from the Columbia School of Oratory of Chicago. Later he returned to Wesleyan taking charge of the department which is still thriving under the artful abilities of his skillful management. For years he enjoyed his single blessedness, but ' was finally ensnared into double life in the year of 1905. THE COYOTE locution Lyle Leland Gaither, President Verna Lenora Angela Gray, Sec ' y-Treas. 68 THE COYOTE Janette Sisson, Willard. Graduated from Wesleyan School of Ex- pression with the class of ' 0-i. She thinks there is nothing like a good thing, so ties the only B.E. knot to the ' Tost " of ' 07. Janette is small, graceful and pretty, but there is enough of her to form an entire class, as she is the only Post Graduate. There is no doubt that she is the wisest scholar in the class. ' " Nettie " belongs to a lodge that has a very peculiar hand shake known as the " State Farm " grip. This is Lodge No. 23 (for all men who call withoirt flowers and bon bons). i THE COYOTE 69 Fred Trueiiian Nichols, ' 06, was born at Bristow, Butler County, Iowa, in 1879. In his early youth he came with his parents to Nebraska. On the frontier prairie w ith the environment of the ranch and the sod schoolhouse, he first learned the three " r ' s. " Later he w ith the family moved to Auburn, Nebr. , and in 1900, was graduated from the Auburn High School. The year 1902 found him a Freshman of his Alma Mater. While in the University he came in touch with all phases of college life, student ' s boarding club, drill, debating and oratory, having each claimed his services. In his senior year, 1906, he carried off the honors of the local Prohibition Oratorical Contest, he also won hrst place in the State Oratorical Contest at Cotner, Nebraska. In the Inter-state contest, held at Winnebago, Minnesota, he brought Nebraska to within two points of third place. Mr. Nichols is now pursuing law at the Univers- ity of Nebraska. 70 THE COYOTE Evans Alvah Worthley, 08, bom in Odell, Livingston County, Ill- inois, in 1881. His parents lived with him on the farm, near Odell, until he was eighteen, when he then went to school at Grand Prairie Seminary, Onarga, Illinois, graduating from there in June 1903. In fall of ' 03 he enterea Hedding College, Abingdon, Illinois. While there he won the Warren Grove Ryan Contest in Oratory in Sophomore year. He was compelled to drop his college w " ork,on account of poor health, in winter of ' 06, and came out to Steele City, Nebraska, where he is still serving the people as pastor of the Methodist Church. He entered Wes- leyan in fall of ' 06, won the local oratorical contest, and was the success- ful contestant in State Oratorical Contest at Crete, Nebraska. THE COYOTE 71 Vema Lenora Angela Gray. This little lassie began raising her voice to the multi- tude in Ponca, Nebraska, not so very many years ago, and has been raising it ever since. By continual practice, it has become very well placed. If you don ' t believe it, ask — well — we won ' t say who. The best cake walker in the Senior Class. Always recites Ijromptly when called ujjon to do so. She prefers the last of her given names, provided the syllable " Macks " is ijretixed. Her word picturing is always good, but excels in her descriptions of tall, stately, dignified and good looking characters. Lyle Leland Gaither. President of the class, always kiiows his own name, but can ' t remember her name when he ought to Al- ways talking to or about girls. He never has any troul)le with his ' iady love. " but " cu- cumbers " ' don t Hgree with him. I wonder why he is having a new three roomed i)ar- sonage built. It is to be furnished with a piano and a piano pi aj er, that is (if he don ' t) Miss (Elli) it. This maiden sweet, divinely tall, No doubt the fairest of us all. From Sunfiower state, she takes her birth. Which gives a cause for so much mirth. She is always cheerful, never sad. No matter if the mud is bad. The dearest girl you ever saw, This bewitching— Charlie ' s — Bessie Shaw% Myrtle Bryant, whose winning smile so captivates the hearts of her instructors, that she is allowed to take her choice of practice rooms. We all know which one Miss Mj ' rtle prefers. Practice makes perfect. We expect great thing of her. She has a faculty of holding her audience. " Ask the boys about it. ' ' Professor T— : ' ' Miss Bryant if you haven ' t read that, what have you read? " " Miss B- : (meekly) " I ' ve red hair. " THE COYOTE The first impression we receive of Maude Wilson is her genial disposition. She always has a smile for everyone. We like to see her cheerful face appear upon the platform at our Thursday night recitals. Who is it that will never rue The good things she has tried to do ; And always tells us what is true? Maude Wilson ! Russell D. McNeill. Young, handsome and intelligent He claims he is authority in " The Care of the Human Foot. " Chief among his accomxjlishments are reciting Shakespeare, smashing hearts (and getting his smashed) and plying the button hook. He is very graceful and takes delight in pos- ing before the ladies. Would make an ideal stage-lover. Has spent much time cultivat- ing the horse laugh. Everybody watch Mac ' s new strut, he gets a sheepskin this year.;; Cora Foster, A bright and blooming lass of sixteen " Reared in the sand-hills. Her one great failing is in keeping perfect rhythm to music with her Methodist feet. Nevertheless she is beautiful and meek as a lamb. En- ameled on her face is a smile (grin) that won ' t come off. due to the fact that Prof, has prohibited giggling in class. Her like- ness here reminds us of her character work in that heart thri ' ling, blood curdling, selec- tion : Was I there Ma ' Hey ! Miss Ethel Harvey, a maiden rare. With rt spirit fine ' of " ' do ' and " dare: " Yet true and gentle as a dove. One whom to know is but to love. Those smiles that cheer the aching heart The sweet child-like simplicity. The dignity of a Portia fair, We find them all embodied there. THE COYOTE 73 Rachael Kirtland. A rather queer girl, sometimes. In class she appears to be digni- fied and most serious, but you cannot tell how soon she will give an explosion of laughter and break her dignified expression. That laugh is he chief expression and it always comes when you least expect it. Rachael likes to study Shakespeare, but does not like to rehearse in class. It is grinding on her nerves she says. Bashful? Yes, rather . but it is thought she will overcome that before receiving her sheepskin. Willard Hadsell— the w onder of this age, for he claims three " sheepskins " this year. In college he is a marvel ; at teaching he is the leader. and in Elocution he can ' t be beat Seldom deigns to come to class, but when he does he always is seen. Won so many honors in N. VV.U. that he could not carry them all, so he chose a helpmate. Won two contests and would win more, but he is a preacher now and hasn ' t time. Hobby: cradle- rocking and talking of baby girls and grasshoppers. Miss OUie Pearl Elliott, the beauty of the class, has not decided what she will make of herself, but seems of late to have had a lean- ing toward the clerical profession. She is a great admirer of " cute-looking " people with short hair, as she has a firm belief that brains and ;hair don ' t grow together. Her chief ambition is to become mistress of a three room mansion containing a piano. Her greatest accomplishments are taking notes and elocuting with her hands. We predict a great future for her some day along one of these lines, whichever she may choose. Edith Francis Shinn. Our happy-go-lucky Kansas cousin, who knows a good thing when she sees it, has a habit of composing her own selections. Here is a sample ot one of Edith ' s rhymes : Little children in Elocution, Here ' s a problem for your solution : Why in chapel we ' re assigned the back pew ? fljAsk the faculty if it isn ' t true P. S. Please refrain from mentioning the book case in Professor Turner ' s office because of his tender feeling. That is all right Edith, the sin is not in the act, but being found out. THE COYOTE 75 JUNIOR ELOCUTION ROSTER In raham, Sam, President Mann, Clyde, Vice President Hancock, Ola, Secretary Goerkie, Fenella, Treasurer Bliss. William Garlock, Martha Lutell, Rurie Laurence, Mabel McCord, Alice Morton, Verna Passwaters, Flora Taylor, Viola Van Deventer, Rippie Warren, Zack PROF. W. R. JACKSON He is a son of Illinois. A real boy he was, too. He climbed in to the garret of the school house at noon one day. Some girls removed the table on which he had climbed, and the teacher let him swelter all the afternoon and went away, locking him in. He has been good ever since Evansville Seminary kept him busy for five years, then the teaching profession claimed him. He taught school and " drove twenty five miles through " wind and w eather " to see his sweetheart. Crea ' m restored his complexion and faithfulness won the girl. Nebraska adopted him in 1886. He has served as high school principal, city superintend- ent, four years county superintendent, and for four years as state superintendent of public instruction in Nebraska. The ' University of Nebraska has conferred two degrees upon him. THE COYOTE 77 Lawrence Ray McGaughey — ' ' Haven ' t seen him? Well, maybe you thought this was a girl ' s Normal. Well, there is one boy who is brave, and not afraid of them. Oh, no ! He courts his books. Keeps right at it, too. Hurrah, for the boy of the Normal Class. Miss Nellie Smith, Orophilian, President of the class was born in Iowa, during the seventies. Early in her life she moved to Nebraska, residing in University Place the past three years. She is a young lady of good habits and possesses a sweet and amia- ble disposition. A diposistion just suited to dealing with people of any nation. We are proud to say that she stands in the ||foremost rank of that noble body of men and women of our Wesleyan the Student Volunteers. If the day ever comes, wherein her hopes are realized and she stands on foreign shoi ' es among those of other nations, may she never feel she is standing alone, for the tho ' ghts of her class will be with her. Marguerite Arietta Waldorf was born in Western, Nebraska. She is a happy interest- ing gill who will succeed anywhere. Altho Miss Waldorf completes two courses this year, this will not be the end of her studies. She is planning to finish the full college course and we look forward to having her with us in the future. Miss Lula Durland was born in the beau- tiful town of Plainview in the month of September on the unlucky day— thirteen, in the year of I880. A very bright girl, good- natured and always ready to take a dare altho ' she often repents of the deed. Likes to get out of an evening, especially if there is ' Frost, ' and spends a delightful time. Has taught school and hopes some day to teach a school of one. THE COYOTE Metta Joyce, a very sweet tempered lass born ami raised in Syracuse. She lived in ebraska City,several years, while her father was Judge, and graduated from the High School of that city. She has taught some and upon finishing her Normal course in VVesleyan Normal School, she intends to take a doctor ' s degree under a private tutor. Is inoie interested in the doctor than the degree however. Ohve Vebster, a graduate of Smith Col- lege, St. Paul, Nebraska. A modest esteem - able young lady. Has taught school one year and hkes it so well that she thinks she will try it again next year. She excels in tatty making. If you are lucky maybe you can get some of her taffy. She says she can de- scend the family tree to Daniel Webster. Miss Lura Curtis made her first visit to earth sometime during the latter half of the eighteenth century, arriving at Steel City, Nebraska, where she lived until six years of age, then moving to Fairbury. Lura was graduated from the Fairbury High School in 1899, she then moved to University Place. She instructed the youthful intellect for three years and has since been among us here at Wesley an. Leap Year is her favorite season and she is now waiting for some one to de- cide her future. Minnie Myrtle Nail. Lives in Clav Cen- ter. Parents hail from Illinois. Graduated from Edgar High School, came to Wesleyan. and in 1907 was graduated from Advanced Normal Is preparing for life certiHcate. Wonder if she expects to teach all this time? THE COYOTE 79 Miss Bertha Enyeart was born once upon a time away back in the woods of flooiser kind. During her childhood days came in company with her parents to " Nebraska. Bertha s delight in her younger days was in dressing dolls, but it has lately been in ad- dressing the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Argumentation class. She is as good as the day is long, but it isn ' t her fault, she is nat- u]-ally so. Her aspiration is to be a high school ma ' am. Helen Dunham, A willowy, lovable ami- able girl who came to Wesleyan with trunk marked Oakdale. A true follower of Froebel. Likes to have her own way for this is a splendid quality in the school room. Prom- ises to be a splendid, wide awake teacher. Miss Maud Ballard was born in the coun- try fifteen miles from Fullerton. on the tenth of October 1886. When she w as three yeai-s old they moved into Fullerton, where she lived until about a year ago, when she, with the expection of her heart, came to Univers- ity Place to live and attend the Wesleyan University from which she graduates this spring as an Advanced Normal Student. While not m possession of her heart, it is not supposed by her most intimate friends, that it is lost, for she is supposed to hold semi- weekly correspondence with the possessor of it. The post mark always is Kansas City. She has the most sincere wishes of her class- mates for a happy and successful life. Lulu Grace Ballard, the oldest and as she says the wisest of six girls, first made her appearance upon this mundane sphere on a farm near Fullerton, Nebraska. At the tender age of seven she, with her parents, moved to Fullerton. There she first began her school career, and in 1900, as a reward for her faith- fulness received her diploma from the High School She immediately entered upon her life work— teaching— which she pursued un til last year. Since that time she has spent her time in the halls of learning of this Uni- versity. Grace is one of our dearest, sweetest girls, always pleasant and smiling. We hope fortune will be as kind to her in the future as nature has been in the past. Her favorite expression is " Say girlie got your " lit " lesson V ' ' 80 THE COYOTE Ethel Admire began her career in ad- vanced school work in Oakdale High School, where she graduated with honors. She then taught some before entering Wesleyan for her training course. Aim, school teaching. Loved by they are too numerous to men- tion, as she is frequently seen with a flock of little children gathering leaves and studying nature. ELEMENTARY NORMAL ROSTER Admire, Ethel Anderson, Ellen M. Aronson, I. Marie Banks on, Emma Beech, Maud Bryson, Jessie Elizabeth Butler, Mary Clifton, Luella Cox, Adeline Cole, Abigual Cunningham, Bess Defoe, Bessie May Dempcy, Edna Ellen Dempcy, Ethel Marie Dempcy Frances Etna Duncan, Amy E. Durland, Edna E. Durbin, Florence England, Clarice Farmer, Alice Gall. Arthur Law rence Hanks, Nora Hudson, Rena Leech, Don Raymond Mahannah, Blanche Mahannah, Grace Neal, Lulu Parsons, Cathryn Phillips, Ada M. Rauch, Elva Catherine Schweizer, Emma Sharp, May Shepard. Garnet Loren Shot well, Florence Smith, DeWitt Walter Stout, Evelyn Bell Trompen, Anna Van Gilder, Pearle Welch, Etta Wheatley, Edna May on O z H Z tu u w 82 THE COYOTE THE NORMAL CLUB Only fifty-nine minutes to tell of the glories that wi re,that are, and that will be— the Normal Club ' s. After weeks of arduous labor by our historian, Miss Mabel Marshall, a manuscript worthy of the Club was prepared. Two hours ago the president was told the paper was lost. " Lost, " he shouted. ' ' Yes and what ' s more, " the Junior official went on in heartless way, ' ' you have but two hours left — — . ' ' He heard no more but dashed ofe up the street. Miss Marshall must be found. " Benkleman, and where is thatv " " That ' s where Miss Marshall is, I just told you, " said her landlady. Then he remembered it was vacation. What could be doneV Mean- while those precious two hours were slipping by. " Bring paper, ink, quick, " he said. " ' I ' ll do it myself. " The Club has seventy-five members. One of its special aims is to locate teachers in positions best suited for them. Over eighty were located last year. Professor Jackson is untiring in this work, and in securing leading educators to address the Club along educational lines. This year for the first time the Club supported base ball and basket ball teams. Both teams did good work. Ben Mills, who comes from Custei Gbunty, is the captain of the base ball team, and didn ' t know there were as many girls as he has found in the Normal Club. The basket ball team won honor and fame, defeating every thing until they met the winning team of the school. The line up : Maurits, captain, f. Buckner, f. Moyer, c. Gill, g. Smith, g. 1 u In spite of the many duties imposed on the officers of the Club, tiiey managed to thrive. How enjoyable it would be to write the biography of each official, but time or rather the lack of time forbids. The worst thing the president ever did was to sleep over business meeting time. Treasurer Moyer says he likes his job. He gets to talk to the girls. Miss Curtis and Miss Nail are Senior Normals. Miss Christian is in the Junior Class. The following are the officers : President, Don R. Leech Vice-President, Amy Christian. Secretary, Lura Curtis. Treasurer, W. W. Moyer. Member of Ex-Com. , Minnie Nail. Three minutes left and four blocks to go. This in print is proof he won. P. S. CtIi-Is, do you want to run the slate again? THE COYOTE ODE TO SPRING O, Spring, Mainspring, thou hast parted this life at last, No more shall I wind Thee up, for to grind Time past. O, Spring, Watchspring, pray how did it come that thou Didst bust, within, Thy coupling pin Just nowV O, Spring, queer Spring, how you scared me when you went free ! With a rip and a siz, You closed up your biz With me. O, Spring, dear Spring, you will spring foi- me now no more. With a few tricky jerks. You have stopped the whole w orks— I ' m sore. O, Spring, mean Spring, thou hast sprung a most grievous leak In my purse so thin - A new spring goes in Next we3k. —Vail is guilty. THE COYOTE 85 " A DOZEN AND ONE " This reminds us of a group of songs especially adapted to children of the kindergarten. And this is just what we endeavor to do— especially to adapt ourselves to child life. Mary Howett says, " God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race, — to enlarge our hearts; to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims. " This being true, " For what holier purpose under heaven does a human being need knowledge than for the training of children. " And Hamelton Wright Mabie speaks advisedly when he says, " It is immoral to do clumsily that which we ought to do ' skillfully, to do carelessly that which ought to be done with consummate patience, to be satisfied with ugli- ness when beauty is within reach. " We have had much to encourage and assist us in our endeavor to reach our ideal. Our new, sunny, commodious rpom is, in itself, an inspiration well worthy of mention; .our members have more than doubled, and interest in the work is ever increasing. We take pleasure in introducing to you those who will complete the Kindergarten Course this year. Mollie H. Stewart was born in Warren, Minnesota. Her smiles and animation have brightened our cloudiest days. While we would not appropriate Miss Stewart ' s own personal graces, we would do well to covert the art, for " Smiles are roses, but frowns are thorns. " Helen Mary Dunham ' s first home was Darlington, Wis- consin. Miss Dunham in her quiet way is ever at hand l en help is needed, and many an anxious moment has been relieved by these three characteristic words;— " I ' ll do it. " Nellie Frances Smith was born in Holstien, Iowa. We are glad she came to Nebraska, else we should have missed her quiet influence among us. Pledged to work in foreign fields, she has not waited until a later time to show forth the sweet Missionary spirit, but each day we have felt the earnestness of her life purpose in her attitude toward her work. 86 THE COYOTE Ethel B. Admire, born in Oakdale, Nebraska, is a de- mure little maiden whose hand has ■ ' —the cunning to draw Shapes of things that you never saw. " So freely has she shared this talent with us. — as the beauty of our walls will attest — that it bespeaks from time to time the many pleasing; qualities we find to admire in Miss Admire. Marguerite Arietta Waldorf is another fair daughter of the Golden Rod State, her native city being Western. Miss Waldorf sings; possesses marked originality; thinks deeply and seriously, but thoroughly appreciates the humorous; she draws — not alone pictures, but people. To know her is to love her. While we feel the responsibility of our work there is a humorous side which manifests itself ever and anon. We have long since laid aside all skeptical opinions as regards the precocious child of the funny column, for scarcely a da| passes which does not j ield some amusing, original saying. W e leave a few with you as our closing word. The teacher by skillful questioning was endeavoring to draw from the children the name of a certain tree upon the campus. Suddenly little Leonore Alway ' s face brightened. " I know, Miss Bullard, " she said, " it ' s the cricket tree. " It w as the locust. Miss Waldorf was teaching the song, Jack Frost. She had impressed in a very forcible manner the words: ' ' He paints with glee on exevy window pane, Things very, very fine to see — " Passing to the next stanza, she recalls that she has been urged by her supervisor to sometimes question the children and decides she will use her pedagogical ideas, so imme- diately proceeds: " Oh! Jack Frost plays so many tricks, He is so very pert and bold, He pinches the cheeks and tweaks the nose, And turns us blue with—, ' ' " What, children ' ? " asks the teacher. " Paint, " they all shout, remembering the lesson of the previous stanza. School of Commerce MANLEY JEFFERSON EVANS, Principal The School of Commerce has three well organized departments, namely, the Commercial Department proper, Department of Telegraphy, and Department of Shorthand and Typewriting. Professor Evans brought to the school, training, not only along the lines of professional ability, but also in the art of teaching. This hapjjy combination has resulted in the building up of an exceedingij strong- department. The rapid growth in enrollment is an evidence of the popularity of the department, and the realization of the practical value of a course along business lines. Professor Evans has a personality which is very attractive. His ideas of scholarship are high, and all of his work bears the stamp of a thorough master. The thoroughness of the work of the department is also evidenced by the the constant demand for students of the depart- ment ; and the important positions that graduates of the school hold speak for themselves. Professor Manley J. Evans was born in Iowa City, Johnson Couiaty, Iowa, 1878. He received his early training in the Iowa City schools and the State University. During this period he alternated his school going- days by teaching. Graduating from the Iowa City Commercial College in 1902, with the degree of Master of Accounts, he taught in the same institution for two years, previous to his coming to the Nebraska Wes- leyan University. He came to Wesleyan in 1904, and found the School of Commerce occupying the illy- ventilated and -lighted rooms in the basement. The attendance the first year was only thirty-nine full course students. The next year the enrollment was raised to eighty- three full course students. The third year, the rooms formerly occupied by the library, on the sec- ond floor of the college hall, were fitted up completel3% and into these the department was moved. These rooms are admirably adapted to the departmental work. Upon the acquisition of the new quarters, a marked growth was evidenced. The registration thus far for the year 1906 and 1907 has reached ninety-seven full course students. The second semester ' s regis- tration of this year will probably show an enrollment of considerably over a hundred. CO ►J U U o u THE COYOTE COMMERCIAL ROSTER Kline, Merle W. . President Rupert, Harold J., Vice-President Evans, Harlan A., Sec ' y and Treas. Amende. William Amos, Harlan Roy Amos, Herman Clyde Aukes, Ehme Harn Ayres, Ruth Backlund, Helen Marie Bagg, Olive Leland Belknap, Stanley Royster Bell, Ruth Renter, G. Blakeslee, Floyd Bose, Herman August Bredwell, William Butler, Harry Reuben Campbell, Mabel Chamberlain, Lawrence S. Chapin, Pliny N. Chase, Clover Budd Clark, Chester Clute, Isaac Morse Cone, John F. Cooper, John H. Counts, Anna Craw, Laure Cressey, Ralph E. Curtiss, Charles Rex Curtis, William Frank Coon, Orvel L. Davis, Lola Ettie Denman, Leeman George Dimick, Gilbert Fayette Dixon, Clarence Durbin, Florence Ellison, Lena Elwell. J. Alois Enyeart, J. Aden Fiske, Robert Halsted Fitzsimmons, Clinton B. Fordyce, Glen Gray Garner, Clyde Elbert Gates, Charles Wiliam Goerke, Fernella Goerke, Victor H. GofEe, Jay Emory Going, August William Fred Gray, Esther Green, Zela May Grubb, Janie Hadsell, Leonard F. Hardin, Perry Andy Harris, Robert John Hill, G. Hiner, Cora Hobson, Roy Let Hoff, Harry E. Hotchkin, Aubrey Earl Howe, Claude Howe, Josephine Howard, Luther Allison Hunter, Frank Leroy Hunter, Hugh Harold Hunter, Selah Ransom Ingham, Claude Eugene Ingham, Helen Jack, Ernest Wilfred Jacobson, Charles John Janssen, Nora Hilde Jensen, Hannah Johnson, Harry James Jones, Charles Bert Kempton, Raleigh Barton Knaak, Albert Charles Lake, Gertrude Lamphere, David Laune, Vilos O. Lee, Fay Lincoln, Louie Eugene Littleton, Eva Malone, Heber Earl Marshall, Mabel Masters, Bessie June Mauser, Emil David Maxwell, Glenn 90 THE COYOTE McCarter, Frank M. McCord, Ray McCray, Neva McNeill, Harry Pittenger Meyers, Rowland Minton, Katie Modlin, Carl A ins worth Moss, James E. Nichols, Maude Fern Olson, John Victor Overton, Carl P. Peterson, Charles Earl Philliijs, Jesse Edmunson Pierce, Fred Roe Porter, L. Ravvson, Bessie M. Raven scrot ' t. Wealthy Alta Ray, Clifford Henry Reed, John Franklin Rawinkle, Herman John Ronsey, Alva Linton Samuelson, Thor Rudolph Sands, Sallie Saul, Reese Shambaugh, Archibald Shotwell, W. Simpson, Russell Smith, Frank J. Smith, Robert R. Smith, Ross Samuel Smith, William S. Squires, Chancy Clyde Stevens, Herbert O. Thomas, W. Thompson, Frank A. Townsend, Louis Franklin Tucker, Edward C. Wallace, Fannie Warner, Gladys Wheeler, Stella White, Elisha Waldo Yoho, Ethel THE COYOTE A FRESHMAN ' S REVERIE TIME— DECEMBER Oh Wesleyan ' . I loved you, When such promises you gave. That made me quit my humble home, My hoards to sagely save. For I was a farmer ' s laddie. Ere my foot -steps here were turned ; Methinks I ' m now a caddie, With all my money burned. My cash is ausgespielt, I ' m sorry to relate. I know the stated sum Ich hielt Nor have I had a mate. No, I haven ' t had a mate And I ' ve boarded at the Club, Or did I at the Lyric date, Nor have I washed a dud. So it does seem so strange to me, It ' s published with such fixity, Within the catalogues of fee, Tuition — hundred siyty. EI- THE COYOTE 93 Windnagle, Chas. , President Townsend, L. , Vice-President Matson, Enor, R3cording Secretary Collett, Clinton E. , Cor. Secretary. Kiechel, W. H. , Lecture Course Townsend, H. G. , Membership- Thompson. Jay, Mission Study Ingraham, Samuel, Music Greenslit, Lee, So cial There are many lines of work covered by the Young Men ' s Christian Association, but its one main object is to influence men to accept Christ as their personal Saviour and to develop their spiritual life. It seeks as well to elevate and purify student life among the young men especially, to promote Christian fellowship, and to give systematic train- ing in Christian work. It aims at the development of the perfect man; perfect in " spirit, mind and body, " but of th se three " spirit " above all. The Association at Wesleyan began the year 1906-7 in the old room in the Academy building, but about a month later removed to its present splendid quarters in the C. C. White Memorial Hall. There we have installed a new equipment of tables, chairs and piano. The securing of a permanent room has already greatly enhanced the possibili ties of the Association and placed it on a far more stable and advantageous basis. We now have a home to be proud of, and we are proud of it. The Association endeavors to reach the new students at the earliest possible moment. Old members meet thp new students at the trains, help them in choosing boarding places, and render every assistance to make them acquainted with conditions here. In the registrar ' s office, during regis- tration, in conjunction with the Y. W. C. A, the Association Pearson, Milo, Treasurer Wachtel, Edgar. Bible Study Keester, Cecil, Employment Swift, Roy, Headquarters 94 THE COYOTE maintains a register, where each student is requested to register his name home town, church m mbership, and rooming place. In this way valuable data are secured for future work. The Social committee under W. L. Gre.-nslit has worked unceasino:ly to promote a closer fellowship among the old and new students having had notable success. The general reception held with the co operation of the Social committee of the Y. W. C. A., was perhaps the best attended of any ever given at VVesleyan. The stag reception held in the gymnasium will go down in histoi y as the most lively and merry of all. The Annual Banquet occurred December 14th in the Association rooms. About one hundred members were present and participated in a memorable feast. Chancellor Huntington presided as toast master and J. L. De - Kinderen, general secretary Univer.-ity of Nebraska, Rev. Dr. Fergu- son, Dean Fordyce, State Secretary J. P. Bailey and W. J. Hill, of the State Committee, responded to toasts. The Ladies ' Aid Society provided an abundance of good cheer. The Bible Study work under Edgar Wachtel ' s direction continued its high grade work and was exceedingly success- ful. It was found necessary to arrange seven classes to accommodate those who desired to enroll. The Missionary department was in charge of a com- mittee of five, of which Jay Thompson was chairman. Three classes were conducted: " Modern Missions, " by Dr. Fer- guson; " The Christian Conquest of India, " by Robert Murray, and " Studies of Korea " by John Soo Ahrn. The Sunday afternoon meetings have proven exceed- ingly helpful and inspiring. The attendance has been gratifying, the room being nearly always well filled. Under the leadership of Chas. Windnagle and C. H. Bickel these meetings have resulted in leading a number of men to con- fess Christ and have advanced the spiritual growth of many others. Fifty Association song books have been purchased, which assist especially in the singing. The Employment Bureau, managed by Cecil Keester, endeavors to secure work for all who desire it. One list is kept of the town people who want men to work and another THE COYOTE 95 of the students who desire work. Quite a little assistance is given in this way and a number of men have been enabled to remain in school, who otherwise would have been com- pelled to leave. i ,-1 f While the membership this year hardly equals that ot the previous years, the Membership committee under Har- vey Townsend has proved ever energetic and persistent. The Association has as yet hardly adapted itself to the changed conditions incident upon the separation of the Ool- leo-e from the Academy aad the removal to the new build- ing. The limit in membership has not yet been reached, however, as additional members are joining slowly. Thi year the Association has undertaken a new feature. A boarding house under the management of Harvey Town- sendwas established and has proven successful m every particular. About forty students have been accommodated and provided with appetizing meals. Vern Clark, Cecil Keester, and F. S. Nichols represented us last June in the great annual student conference at Lake Geneva. Lake Geneva seems like a paradise to us poor Nebraskans. Sweet, uplifting conference and communion with the Association ' s strongest and experienced men, in the midst of such beautiful surroundings— who can measure the inspirations received there? We feel that this year we have presented the strongest lecture course ever offered at Wesley an. Seven numbers have been secured at an approximate cost of $1300. The course included the Bostonia Sextette, Dr. John P. D. John, Holmes Cowper, Newell Dwight Hillis, Lorado Taft, George E. Vincent, Leland T. Powers and Matt S. Hughes. These names in themselves show the high standard of the talent engaged . Ethel Briggle, President Harriet Pearson, Vice President Mae Priest, Recording Sec etary Bertha Bchle, Treasurer Anna Darnall, Corresponding Secretary Winifred Haskell, Bible Study Ethel Whiting, Mission Study Katherine Webb, Devotional Lora Newell, Social Leila Admire, Room Faith Claflin, Music Bertha Wimberley, Employment Alma Whiting, Athletics The aim of the Young Women ' s Christian Association is to bring young women into a personal fellowship with Jesus Christ. It was organized with the purpose of becoming an organization fitted to the needs of every young woman. Under the leadership of Miss Josephine Brown, our general secretary, and Miss Ethel Briggle, our president, our association has reached a high degree of success, thus far this year. The Membership Committee has one of the most inter- esting departments of the Association. Long before school begins, this committee writes to prospective students and extends to them a greeting from the Wesley an Young Women ' s Christian Association. The first week or two of school, the Fall Campaign Committee is kept busy meeting new students, escorting them to their rooms, and helping them register. Also, during these first weeks, under the supervision of this committee, the old members of the Asso- ciation make it a part of their work to call on every new girl in school and give her a special invitation to juin our A3Soci9.tion, 98 THE COYOTE As a committee we take a religious census of every student as they enter the University; there we begin a sys- tematic and thorough canvass for new members. We try not only to interest every girl in the work of our association, but also to become personally acquainted with them and show a personal interest in their work. At present we have about two hundred and fifty members. The records of the Association are kept in the official Y. W. C. A. record book. Here are tiled each month the minutes of our cabinet meetings and printed blanks filled out by each committee chairman. The chairman of the finance committee is kept very busy running after dues— and pocket-books. But though she has had more or less difficulty in making her books balance, she has not yet felt it necessary to take the next train to Chicago. Members of the finance committee stay in the Y. W. room to collect dues: — A girl.— (Enters, throws down on the table a pile of books, pair of gloves, veil, handkerchief, and one or two packages. Looks around inquiringly, examines picture on wall then addresses the committee members.) Wonder where Miss Brown is. C. M.— I don ' t know, I haven ' t seen her. Girl.— Hum! Well, I guess I ' ll have to go to class. (Gathers up belongings— Exit.) C. M.— (To herself). Wonder if she wanted to pay her dues! Another Time Girl.— (Puts her head in at door.) Is Miss Brown in? C. M.— (Jumps up, falls over two or three chairs and a pair of feet.) No, she isn ' t in. Do you want to pay your dues? The purpose of the Intercollegiate (.ommittee is to keep our local Association in touch with other associations and in return to keep the local Association fully informed as to what the associations of the world are accomplishing. It also attends to all the advertising of special and regular meetings by means of striking posters, bills and postals. THE COYOTE 99 Furthermore, the committee always keeps on hand a supply of college pins and pennants and Y. W. C. A. pins to sell to the students. It is their work also to get subscribers for the Evangel and IntercoUfgian. The practical service department does the work which its name implies; visits the sick, cheers the lonely, and helps the girls in general. It also has charge of the scrap book in which is placed all souvenirs of the Young Women ' s Christian Association for future reference. To the Devotional Committee belongs the important duties of providing leaders for the Sunday services, secur- ing ushers, and decorating the hall. Few special services have been held this year in order to secure time foj- as many evangelistic services as possible. A daily prnyer service is held which has been more of a success this year than ever before. The work of the Bible Study department is carried on as in other depai ' tments through the chairmen, ubch air- men and their committees. At the beginning of each sem s- ter, these committees canvass the girls of the student bodjf giving each girl an opportunity and urging her to take lp and carry throughout the year a systematic study of the Bible. A final canvass enrolls the girls in classes for the coming year. At present we have thirteen classes, and one hundred and ninety girls enrolled. The work of our Missionary Committee is to arrange the Mission study classes, secure the leader for the mission- ary meetings once a month, and do all that is possible to promote missionary spirit in the University. This year we have seven Mission study classes with an enrollment of about sixty-five. There are thirteen volunteers among the women and seven among the men. Our missionary pledge, which usually amounts to about forty-five dollars, is raised during the second semester by systematic giving. Our social department aims to bring all the girls to- gether in a social way. An informal reception is held at the beginning of every school year, usually at the home of our Chancellor. This reception is to bring all new girls in con- tact with the old girls and to make them feel at the very 100 THE COYOTE beginning of their college life, that the Young Women ' s Christian Association has an interest in each girl individ- ually. Later on, a joint reception is given by the Young Women ' s and Young Men ' s Christian Associations. About the last of November we have our annual College Pair. Everybody comes out and enjoys this and can almost imagine that they are at home at a street Carnival. This has proved a success, clearing this year about one hundred and seventy dollars. Besides the special functions, there are many other gatherings, such as Hallowe ' en parties, April Fool par- ties, etc. The duties of the Employment department are to find homes for the girls who come here to school; to secure work for those girls who wish to lighten their expenses, and aid the girls in choosing their rooming and boarding places. During the w hole year, this committee must keep in close touch with the girls, so as to keep all girls in employment who wish it, and to see that each girl is satisfied and has suitable surroundings. The home of the Young Women ' s Christian Association has been located on the third floor of the Academy Hall, but we are glad to announce that in the near future we will be enjoying our new room on the second floor of the C. C. White Memorial Building. The room committee expects and hopes to make the new room a true representative of the Young Women ' s Christian Association as a place for rest, work, and prayer. The duties of our Music department are to provide a pianist and chorister for each devotional meeting, and special music for the regular Sunday service. The commit- tee has arranged for two vesper services, one to be held the week before ChristQ as, the other the week before Easter. A strong spirit of song prevails in our meetings and our music has proven to be a spiritual benefit. A new department which has charge of athletics, has been recently added to our Association. This has been added as a means of bringing the girls in cloBer contact with THJ] COYOTE: 101 each other. It has been a much needed department in our school and the Young Women ' s Christian Association will do its best to supply that need. With these departments and their committees and sub- committees constantly at work, it seems that there would not be much left to do. But just ask Miss Josephine Brown, our general secretary, about it. Her duties are to know personally, as far as possible, every girl in school, to make an informal call on each girl, to advise the cabinet officers and the chairmen of the committees in their work, to attend all cabinet and committee meetings, and in fact to do any- thing she is asked to do, or anything everyone else refuses to do. We couldn ' t possibly get along without our general secretary. The Young Women ' s Christian Association of the Nebras- ka Wesleyan University was organized seventeen years ago and has steadily increased in numbers and spiritual strength from year to year. At present we have about two hundred and fifty members, among which are thirteen Bible Study classes and seven Mission Study classes. Every Sunday afternoon we have our regular Devotion- al service with an average attendance of one hundred and five, and each day we have our ten minute prayer meeting. On the whole, our Association is proving a great success this year. We are proud of our advancement and are work- mg and praying that Our Father will use us wonderfully in his service this year. THE COYOTE STUDENTS ' VOLUNTEER BAND ROSTER President, Earl Kendall Treasurer, Ruth Mylander Recording Secretary, Cosa Haskell Corresponding Secretary, Mr. Worthley John S. Ahrn Nellie M. Erickson Lillian Fox Winifred Haskell Anna E. Isham Blanche Mylander Lulu Neal Charles Pinckney Milo Pearson Mary Rasmussen Elizabeth Rose Nellie Smith Jay West Thompson Ethel Whiting Oliver Langdon Miss Elison Miss Josephine Brown Frances Huntington Marie Clark McNeill, President Swift, Vice-President Johnson, E. G., Treasurer Files, Secretary An aw alt Beghtol Bickel Currier Dunlavy Eakin Fordyce Greenslit, W. L. Greenslit, E. F. Ingraham Johnson, H. J. Kenyon Langdon Lowell Mastin McAnulty Robbins Underw ood 106 THE COYOTE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES Last Spring- my aunt Sapphira came to visit me during; commencement week. We were walking around the campus one morning when a yell broke in on our soul ' s solitude. " What society is that, " she asked. " That is the society I belong to, " I answered, ])rotruding my breast and assuming a Napoleonic attitude, " I don ' t suppose there is another set of young men like them in the United States, foi they were all born in different lands, and then happened to come to Wesleyan to study. EVERETT HOUSE " Do you see that rather large young man who is leading the yelling? That is Beghtol, our ex- president. He first ap- peared in Borneo, where his father was English Consul. Allowed to ronm in his native forests he became proficient in climbing trees, and being of a naturalistic turn of mind made an especial study of anthropoid apes. He even be- came so thoroughly familiar with the subject that he learned their language, and is recognized as an authority along this line. He was attracted to this vicinity by rumors of several branches of his particular study flourishing here, but has not as yet been able to completely identify them. THE COYOTE 107 " That is gickelnext to him, the boy with ' the faint half flush dying along his throat. ' He was reared north of the Arctic Circle, and his fine color is caused by the influence of the unusual warmth of this mild climate. None but the most delicate skins are affected in this way, and Bickel has some of the most exquisite epidermis that I have ever had the privilege of examining. Perhaps this is the reason that Clarence is so proficient in skin games. There is no ' shell ' or ' con ' game that he is not an adept in. He ob- tained this perfection in the cold north, where he resorted to their practice to pass away the weary hours. " The young man with the sweetly submissive look is Roy Greenslit. His father is a high Turkish ofiicial, and Uoy himself is well in the favor of the sultan. You know, the streets of Constantinople were filled with dogs which lay in everyone ' s way. The people would not harm them, but the sultan decided they must be destroyed. Greenslit has a very melodious voice, which has a power akin to the play- ing of the Pied Piper of Hamlin, but he can control his voice to attracf only that which he desires. So setting out one night undel : the sultan ' s orders, and keying his voice to the dog pitch, |ie lead the creatures away to their death. " The youth who has been making more noise than would be thought probable from his size, is Lee Greenslit, but he is not related to the man just mentioned. He comes from Norway, and is the champion milker of the world. When he desires to hurry he milks two cows at once. He has in- vented a milk |)ail which has harp strings arranged inside, and by direcjing streams of milk alternately upon the various stringsj, he can produce most soul stirring melodies. The harp attacjiment is also so constructed that the milk after striking|on the strings is strained and separated while passing through them. Through this means the utilitarian idea which pervades every invention of the north countries is not lost sight of. " Do you notice the boy with the pensive air, and the New Testament under his arm? That is E. G. Johnson. His parents are medical missionaries in Africa, and E. G. is here preparing himself for a like career. At home his con- 108 THE COYOTE stant companions are an elephant and a giraffe. The ele- phant is trained to pick him up and place him on the slightly bent neck of the giraffe, near the head. Down Earl slides over the long slender neck, down over the sloping body and then bumps to the ground. There are no stairways in Africa, and Johnson has heard so much from his father of the pleasures of banister sliding that he inaugurated this substitute. " The one who is just now sweetly smiling at that young lady, IS Oliver Langdon, of the great Chinese tea house He could speak Chinese before he was able to utter a word in English, and possibly has the most exact knowledge of that language of any white man living. Oliver is an ' ' en- thusiastic naturalist. He has a glass house constructed on Yang-tse-Kiang, which extends from somewhat above the surface of the water to the bottom, fifty feet below, where there are many world-famed, deep water animals The visitor is lowered to the different floors in an elevator, and there is often startled as he sees fishes come bumping up against the structure, and then quickly swimming away rubbing their noses. ' ' ' That ' s young Pordyce. He has large estates in North- ern India. Of course he is a successful hunter, no man of wealth in India is not. He often found some difficulty in securing his game, however, after it was shot on account of the thickness of the herbage. He has lately been using bullets of a composition known only to him, which are es- pecially susceptible to magnetic influences. Now, when he hunts, he takes along an enormously powerful magnet, and after shooting the game, turns the attractor in the direction of the shot and the animal is irresistibly drawn to him. " The person with Beghtol,is McNeill, our president. In Mexico he has much money invested in coffee lands He ex- perimented on coffee trees for several years, endeavoring by proper selection and combination to produce a tree that would bear coffee already roasted. In this he succeeded Then he was able to get a tree in which the coffee was not only roasted, but ground; and he himself told me, but this morning, that he had gotten word from his ssistants in THE COYOTE 109 Mexico, that the dream of his life was at last realized, and that he now had a tree bearing coffee, not only roasted and ground, but yielding coffee as if hot from the stove, with or without cream and sugar. " Here comes Dad Lowell. Take a good look at him. You will be w ell repaid. He is now connected with a large rooting firm in this country, but most of his interests are in Russia, where his earlier life was spent. You know, the north of Russia is frozen up for the greater part of the yeai " . Were it not for that, the land woukl be very productive. Dad studied the question thoroughly, and after many, fail- ures discovered a drug, w iich, when fed in a soluble form to the earthworms, would cause them to generate sufficient heat to keep the land in a tillable condition. Now he is blessed by all the inhabitants of that region. " Harry Johnson you see next to Low ell. In him ap- pears the champion broncho rider and rope thrower of the world. He emanates fiom Wyoming. On his ranch LJarry is often alone and is therefore compelled to do his own housework. This does not trouble him especially, but he has a constitutional dislike for getting up early in order to start his fire. H ' or this reason he prepares his materials before going to bed, covers them with kerosene and then fixes a powerful lens in such a position, tha , when the sun arises the next morning, his fire will be kindled without inconvenience to him. " There ' s a young boy who will soon become famous; that ' s Floyd Robbins. He came f • om Dublin. While watch- ing Mr. Edison ' s work with interest, he has been convinced that his conclusions in regard to an economical and power- ful storage battery have been all wrong. Robbins thus argued: Any thing that is able to move on , ev(m in a few minutes, to tears, must cei tainly possess great latent. energy. Working on this theory, he found that by removing the out- er coat of a half pound onion, and injecting a half ounce of asafetida and one ounce of coal tar, about one half horse power was generated. " Then comes Eakin. His father is a lich (Jerman mer- chant in Brazil, You notice Eakin js an especially well 110 THE COYOTE built young fellow. He is an ardent follower of aquatic sports, obtaining his form swimming the rivers of South America. He is one of the swiftest swimmers I have ever seen. The waters of Brazil are tilled with sharks, and Wil - lard practices an unique metliod of capturing them. Swim- ming up behind a shark, he will grasp it firmly around the waist, and with a quick, strong, heave place it on his shoul- der. Then he has only to swim to the shore and dispatch it. " The voluminously haired young man is Swift. Austra- lia is his home. That country, as well as the, United States, has had trouble with express companies, but tliis young man solved her problems. As every one knows, ' kangaroos have a pouch in which their babies are conveyed WhSn they desire to go calling. Swift thought this natural provision might be readily utilized, and set about training numbers of these animals, with the result that now a visitor to that continent may see the long, rear- legged, common carriers skipping blithesomely on their various routes, to the great enhance- ment of the picturesqueness of the scenery, and the conse- quent emolument of real estate owners. • ' Then there is Ingraham, whose home is in Hawaii. He has a periodic volcano on his lands, which is much visited by scientists and tourists. Samuel, perceiving the increasing inclination for novel means of amusement, constructed a tower over the volcano, making it about five hundred feet high. Encased within the tower is a strong, iron box, run- ning on ways like an elevator. When the volcano goes off, the box is forced by the power of the blast rapidly to the top of the tower, where it is stopped and held, until slowly lowered by machinery. " With Ellery Files our number is nearly complete. El- lery sprang from Holland, where he is noted as a chemist and physicist. Por generations the citizens of that low country have been bothered at n ' ght by the ' singing of the innumerable frogs, which have found a congenial home along the canals and other waterways. Files himself was so disturbed by tht-ir ululations, that he felt compelled either to find some remedy, or leave the country. After arduous THE COYOTE 111 research he at last was able to aDiiounce that he had found a principle which negatived the sound waves produced by the frogs ' croaking. Now th Hollanders sleep in peace. " Mastin is our last member. When a child he was acci- dently lost by his parents while traveling through Mexico. It was quite a while before he could reach any inhabited spot, and in the meantime he was compelled to live on sage- bush and cactus. Mastin, prior to this episode, was troubled with obesity, but he found that an exclusive diet of sagebush and cactus was a perfect cure for this complaint. " Well, Aunt, here comes your car and we must hurry. Give my love to Uncle ' Nias. Goodbye. " I am sorry to say that my dear old aunt left before I had time to point out to her the following incorrigibles, who were then prospectives: Anawalt, Currier, Dunlavy, Kenyon, McAnulty and Underwood. WILLARD SOCIETY Although woman ' s influence has ever been recognized in the history of the world ' s progress — the time was when a woman ' s name was held too sacred to be published, and old chronicles referred vaguely to " those gracious matrons whom we dare not name in print. " Only upon two occasions was this rule disregarded — their marriage and their death. Happily for the days of co educational schools, this ancient custom has been banished, along with the tallow dip and the spinning wheel. Woman has attained her proper sphere, out of the abundance of her talents enriching the world. It is not only as a wit and a beauty, and as a woman accomplished in all the ways of the modern world that she makes herself notable; but she is assuming the burdens of the race and carrying them to a successful con- clusion. At heart, she is the same tender, winsome, girl that her ancestress, famous in ballad and legend, is pictured to be. Among the assemblage of young and charming women, the Willards hold a conspicuous position. Since its organi- zation in 1889, the society has caused its influence to be felt in various ways. Its members are essentially modern gir-ls with all the fads and graces which the latest ideas bring; and they have won by their attractive personalities an envi- able position for their society. An interesting item in the life of the organization, is the fact that the Willards have the A LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN. ' ' I read before my eyelids dropt their shade ' The Legend of Good Women, ' long ago Sung by the morning star of song, who made His music heard below. ' ' THE COYOTE 115 distinction of bein innovators. In addition to their annual Masquerade, Absent Members program, Open Session and other customs, they have during the past year, added a Studio Tea and a Formal Banquet for the initiates. These functions have been carried out with the same tact and suc- cess that characterizes all their efforts. Last May day they gave the Maypole dance on the campus. All were attired in crisp, white, gowns and wore the " Willard sunbonnet. " After this feature of the May day celebration, they took the car for Havelock where Mrs Lola Danforth Buckner enter- tained in their honor with her customary graciousness. Willard scrapbooks contain souvenirs of this prettily ap- pointed affair in the form of kodak snapshots of the girls. The Willards have the following members who will graduate from the college of Liberal Arts with the class of 1907. Pearl Hitchcock, Edna Slater, Ethel Briggle, Lora Newell and Edyth Graham. Miss Fern Kerr and Miss Florence Hanna will graduate from the Conservatory of Music. Miss Ethel Briggle, a former president of the society, now holds the important ofBce of president of the Young Woman ' s Christian Association. ' ' The rather will I spare my praises toward them ; Knowing them is enough. ' ' Edna vSlater Edna possesses a soul peculiarly susceptible to the muse of poetry. She is at present engaged in a profound re- search into the works and achievements of her favorite bard, Lowell. Pansy Coffin Pansy, whose face and figure are suggestive of ancient Greece, has a reputation for Classic tastes and clever story ' telling. Mollie Stewart ' ' Beware, beware of witchery ! And fall not in the snare That lurks and lies in playful eyes, Or hides in golden hair ; For the Witch hath sworn to catch thee, And her spells are on the air. " 116 THE COYOTE Anita Beck Anita ' s dignity and sweetness of demeanor, easily ac- count for her popularity amon her associates. As a clever, gmateur, poetess, her efforts have received much com- mendation. Lora Newell Lora has attracted much favorable attention because of her knowledge of psychology and amateur theatricals. Her impersonation of the old negro mammy is so realistic that the children cry for her. Ethel Briggle Since entering the Nebraska Wesleyan University, Ethel has made her influence felt in organizing classes in Bible study and in promoting the interests of the Young Woman ' s Christian Association. Nor w as she least in the recent debating victory from Doane. In the words of the Pro- verbs ' she has found favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. ' Florence and Mary Hanna Florence and Mary are both clever musicians and reflect great credit upon their society whenever they appear— be it at Recitals, " Open Sessions ' " or informal musicals. Fern Kerr The Willards are all very proud of Fern. She is one of the few youthful pianists who have been selected for in- dividual distinction. Upon the last appearance of Kosen- becker ' s Orchestra in Lincoln, she was chosen as one of the soloists. Her playing was that of an accomplished and intellectual musician. Helen Stewart Helen is to spend ' the winter in Arkansas. In conse- quence, day will be turned into night. Winifred and Cosa Haskell Winifred and Cosa have made themselves universally popular because of their keen interest in all subjects per- taining to society and college life and their wholesome, womanly, dispositions. THE COYOTE 117 Pearl Hitchcock Pearl gives promise of leading no humdrum existence. Full of vivacity and gaiety of spirit, she never fails to ex- tract fun out of the most unpromising environment. A social function without her, suggests a pair of scissors with but one blade. At present she is sole agent for the Budd hat. Jeanette Sisson Among Jeanette ' s many accomplishments is a mai ' ked, histrionic ability. Her clever impersonations have been re ceived with distinct favor wherever she has appeared. " She is a maid of artless grace. Gentle in torm and fair of face. " Marie Sloss All things point to the fact that Marie possesses gifts not in the possession of many young pianists. She is musical to the finger tips, having an abundance of physical and nervous force that is admirable in so young a musician. Her appearances carry unalloyed delight to all who are fortunate enough to hear her. Ethel Newell Ethel ' s quiet, reposeful, disposition creates a restful atmosphere about her, which is very soothing in these days of discord and excitement. In her capacity of chief advisor to her sister, she contin-ies to administer timely counsel which Lora invariably forgets to follow. Mattie Currier and Charlotte Stevens Mattie and Charlotte are recent additions to the society membership and have already exhibited exceptional loyalty, good judgment, and executive abihty, in forwarding the cause of Willard. Mildred Mumma Mildred is a winsome lassie whose chief charm lies in a roguish smile and a pair of dancing brown eyes. As a Gypsy fortune-teller at the Young Woman ' s Christian As- sociation carnival this year, she was a striking and allurmg figure. 118 THE COYOTE Jessie Gilman (as Jessica in the Merchant of Venice) " I am ever merry when I hear sweet music. " Viola Burke Amon Viola ' s many pleasing accomplishments is a marked literary ability which is early making itself appar- ent. The Willards feel that they have reasons to expect very skillful and artistic work from her pen in the world of letters. Frances Huntington After completing a university course which was charac- terized by superior scholarship and unusual intellectual strength, Frances is now taking post-graduate work, pre- paratory to a Degree in Philosophy. Ruth Johnson To many of us the picture of a dainty figure, clad in a brown velvet riding habit, outlined against the evening sky, the flaxen curls peeping out from under the velvet cap, the expressive eyes, the rosy coloring, the dignity and sweet- ness of our baby Willard, will never be forgotten. Let us hope that she will likewise hold us in fond remembrance and that in memory ' s wreath she will twine one daisy there for the Willard sisterhood. Maud Copeland The society has just received the news of Maud ' s mar- riage to Mr. George Brooks, of Rushville, Nebraska. They all join in these lines of heart felt good wishes; Here ' s to our Willard bride, Smiling, bright and fair. Here ' s to those who would like to be, Wondering w hen and w here. ' ' Edith Graham Edith sat in the Willard chair and wielded the gavel during the mid-year term of this, her Senior year. Her reign was charactei ized by a marked improvement in Parli- mentary drill, and by terrible fines, levied unsparingly. To her dignity we may truthfully pay this, the highest of com- pliments: ib does not come off with her Senior cap. So " there you are. " THE COYOTE 119 Eva Greenslit and Bess Stowe They are like Mary and her httle lamb, for " Everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go. " Their education has been very complete along the line of facial expression, as they can successfaly imitate the countenance of any known celebrity, from the Noble Senior of Wesleyan to President Roosevelt, or the Empress of China. Edith Lehr One must know Edith well to see the depths of her fun- loving nature, and to catch the twinkle in her dark brown eyes. In college she is a Sophomore and in the Conserva- tory is enrolled unde. ' Prof. Spencer. Elizabeth Warrick It is a long name for such a wee sma ' lassie, yet its charming quaintness suits her perfectly. She is at present the youngest of the active Wil lards. Nellye Lakin She is an enthusiastic and interesting little pianist. " Nellye is the maiden with the sparkling eye, Nellye is the maiden with a smile. ' ' Mary Russell Mary has come to take Roberta ' s place among us. She is doing her best to fill the vacancy and in the short time she has been a Willard, has proved herself worthy of our love. Ruth Williams An ardent Freshman. She thinks there is nothing on earth more fun than a good joke -provided, of course, it is on the other fellow Faith Cliiflin Earl Keiidall Cecil Keestei " Marietta Snow Eiior Matson Katie Webb Everett Hosman Ohiey Kendall Blanche Coffee Ansoii Fulkerson Henry Urbauer Maude Kendall Charles Windnagle Bei tha Wimberley Eric Bi-odball Roscoe Smith Bern ice Gates Will Kline Willard Hadsell Anna Isham Edgar Wachtel Loren Mills John Talbott Mande Boai-dinan Leila Admire Omar Schlichtemeier Mildred ClaHin Clinton Collott Albert Lang Bertha Behle Warren Thompson Susan Bi-odball Gustav Pestol Myi tle Palmer Carl Overton Robert Isham Jessie Bryson Lyle Gaither Mable Ovei-ton Charles Cole Anna Darn all Charles Catlett Inez Beck Howard Kline Roy Cain Adeline Cox Bessie Dafoe Gi ' ace Cozier Vera Griswold Mrs. W. L. Hadsell Mr. W L. Hadsell THE COYOTE 123 THETA PHI SIGMA LETTER Dear Theophanians: With the issue of another number of the Wesleyan Annual we again have the privilege and pleasure of adding another page to our cherished history. Only two short years since we closed our last letter to you! It would seem that not very rnany items of history could be added to the eighteen years preceding and yet the changes have been many. A glance at the group of thirty- two faces which appeared in the last Sunflower as the Senior Society well illustrates the change, for, of the thirty-two, there are this year remaining as registered students in the University but five. Nine are pursuing courses or special work in other universities; eleven have entered the public schools as teachers, some as a profession, others only tem- porarily—until something else happens or turns up—; several will pursue a theological training in the east later. Three of the number we observe have formed life partner- ship with another, five of the six interested having been at some time Theophanians. Others will follow soon " naturlich. " Of the remaining several have found profitable employ- ment with business firms. One of the number is at present under a lyceum bureau, travelling with the Imperial Male Quartet. We should make special mention of our faithful little Mary who is so patiently enduring the afflication of loss of eye sight. We are at this writing encouraged to hope that she will some day have her vision restored. We are proud to note that each is finding his individual niche and all are some where busy making the most of Life ' s opportunities, blessings and struggles. In no instance are we doubtful of the outcome. We continue to send them out with confidence. No gift is unemployed. .124 THE COYOTE What we write of those of 1904-05 we may say with equal emphasis for those of 1905-06. A greater proportion, how- ever, have returned to make the year 1906- ' 07 a profitable and enjoyable one, which it has been so far in every sense. The presidents of 1905- ' 06 were Mary Pritchard, Esther Lindstiom, W, B. Kline. This year Blanche Cottee, Kate Webb and Warren Thompson. Five received de -rees from the University in ' 06: Abbye Longacre and Joseph Tuma with the above three presidents. A larger number received degrees this year, the above three presidents with Charlie Windnagle, Anna Isham, Emory York, Leila Admire and Willard Hadsell. Some of the things which we look back upon as accomp- lishments of the past two years are the raising of $500.00 toward the new C. C. White Memorial building; Ihepublica. tion of a new leather bound Throphanian hand book, by Abbye Longacre editor and Albert Lang, business manager. We are no less proud of our new black and gold pin, the design of which is presented herewith. The new black and white silk gown used in connected with the inaugural form by the president at each regular meeting, has added dignity and authority to the office and the society. Of the thirty-two members who composed the Junior department at the c ose of last year, but half that number found their way back to Wesley an again this year, the oth- er sisters singing Theophanian ' s praise over the state, either teaching school or staying at home. Of the twelve who received diplomas from the Academy ' 06, five are with us again this year, six are teaching school while one is tak- ing a law course in the State University. The Presidents of last year were Earl Kendall, Lizzie Duey and Enor Mat- son; of the first term this year Maude Kendall, second term Roy Cain, third term Faith Claflin. The social features of the society have, we think, exceed- ed their usual interest and vivacity. We recall with delight the May Morning Breakfast given by the girls, the annual banquet as well as the established Hyginx, Valentines, and receptions. Separate functions by the girls in their " TroK ley-ride " and ' ' Spanish Luncheon, " and by the boys in their THE COYOTE 125 " Dutch Feed " are no less sources of social pleasure and union, while every society meeting is a pleasurable antici- pation. You all know, of course, that 1907 w ll be our twentieth anniversary. Our purpose is to have an anniversary ban- quet in May or June. We will not consider it a complete success unless we see many of you Theophanians present; for you are the ones who will give it its proper significance and meaning. We want to make it the grandest occasion, Theophania and Theophanians have ever known. Again we close the chapter, and again w e say Good Bye, but only, we hope, till June. Very Sincerely, Theophanians 1907. THINGS WHICH THEOS LIKE TO REMEMBER Time, 11:00 P. M. Place, under street lamp. J verett Smith is nervously playing with a penny, while Blanche is trying to hide the rosy tinge which will creep into her cheeks. At last when Everett can stand it no longer he blurts out, " Well is heads ' yes ' or ' no ' ? " The answer was not audible but we think it must have been " ' ' " no. ' " Katie Webb ' s favorite expression in business meeting is " I ob-ject Mr. Pres-i dent. " Charley Windnagle ' s exposition on " The Stenographer " should at least have the merit of concrete detail if we are to judge from appearances. When in doubt about anything in which figures are con- cerned take it to Anna Darnall and Earl Kendall, they will straighten it out for you. 126 THE COYOTE Will Kline is a most convenient critic for when produc- tions are handed to him he puts them in his pocket and straightway forgets them until 8:00 Fi iday evening. Ask Windnagle. Keester says that at last he has found out the meaning of " Optional " and that his option is not to appear on the program. He should reconsider the question. First Prep, coming up to Leila Admire in the hall, " could you tell me what the elementary literature assign- ment is? " " Oh! don ' t you take it? I thought that you did. " We wonder why Anna Isham stays in the anteroom dur- ing the first part of the program and has her production put on last. " Ducky " Webb ' s happy faculty of saying the right thing at the wrong time was well illustrated, when in the consul ' s report she assigned Chas. Windnagle " The Stenographer. " Bobby Isham found it convenient to sprain his ankle when it wasnearing his time to appear on the program. Roscoe Smith likes to hear Prima Donna ' s sing. Ask Katie. Bertha Behle says that the rattle of the Society piano greatly assists her in the execution of difficult pieces since it drowns any discord she may happen to make. York is a very busy man. He comes to society late, reads his paper, and does not stay for business meeting. Where does he jio that time of night? We think that he goes down Mc ' s Lain. Willard Hadsell says that his girl told him " good-bye " when she V as 26 hours old. We do not wonder when we think of the deeds of the paternal ancestor. Bertha Wimberley decided to start the new year right so she got under the mistletoe with the usual result. Henry Urbauer with an expectant smile on his face hastily tears open a dainty envelope only to find: THE COYOTE 127 My dear Mr, Urbauer— : I am very sorry to inform you that I cannot keep the engagement which I made with you for Friday night I was so dehghted to hear that you had become a Theo that I en- tirely forgot a previous engagement for that evening I should be glad to make another engagement at a future date. Yours sincerly, My r tie Palmer. Edgar Wachtel in parlamentary drill: " Mr. Chairman . I move that when we adjourn, we adjourn to meet to-morrow at one o clock. " Chairman - " You are out of order Mr. Wachtel " Wachtel— " I appeal to Robert ' s rules of order. " Earl Kendall coming up to Collett with the slate, " Here Olmt slate. Clinton— " You know. " Earl— " Look at it. " . r ' " °:r " °. ' 1 ° her? Well, we can ' t have society Friday night anyhow. " .uh.fiT ' ' " " f ■ " " ' " " ' - has somewhat subsided since she received one of a woman pulling the only two hairs m a man ' s head. Under one it said, " He loves me, under the other " He loves me not. " It is needless to say which one came out first. needless to Anna Darnall is presiding over the parliamentary drill and several very perplexing questions have arisen When she can stand it no longer she breaks out, " The obiection is out of order. Sit down, sit down, you don ' t have any right o a d up. The society please come to a point of order Isn ' t the time up? I ' m so glad. " Will Kline thinks that perhaps it would be a good idea to watch the ice and not his companion when skating deothTf h " ' ° Chem. Club mvitation and the S thLe. are referred to Susan, for she ' s Albert (returning from skating, looking sad and lonely to a couple of boys contemplating the same), " I assure you 128 THE COYOTE that there are no big girls out there. Only ten year olds. ' Ice is no good either. " Do you see the logic? Maude linds it very agreeable as well as necessary to be accompanied by her Ward. Eric says he doesn ' t see why the girls always get frighttned just because they chance to stand under the mistletoe. Jessie and B n-nice both claim that the Theo. initiation is all right. They are getting ready for the second degree. Enor says he doesn ' t like the Inter urban so well but he would have to walk so far down in the city if he took the other car. Ask Enor to explain it. Mildred says she likes Xmas. ' Tt doesn ' t come every day. " Wonder why? Mistletoe. " That ' s what I mean! " What? Ask Eric. Everett seems to love Professor Bells greenhouse. Wonder if that ' s where they grow all their Freshmen? Omar doesn ' t think he ought to have been lined for hearing Bryan ' s speech. All moves and motions will be promptly seconded by Gus. It ' s up to some one else to make them, though, Mabel Overton presiding over Parliamentary Drill, sev- eral voices calling out simultaneously " Point of Order, " " Point of Older. " " Sit down, sit down, " she cried. " Sar- geant at x rms put those people down and come up and sit by me to preserve order. Now go ahead. " Carl doesn ' t have much to say, except to the girls. How many will nofrecall with happy reminiscence the joys of Oc 11th, " 05, (The hay rack ride) where jolly good humor and pop corn with candy abounded in superabun- dance — the joviality floating merrily off in the still night air, along with the clatter of hoofs and creaking of wheels; there might have been nutriments lining the dust covered road along which the driver chose to go, THE COYOTE 129 Cane (Cain) also was brought into prominence on this joyous occasion— for full particulars as to intervening con- sequent and subsequent events consult Miss Ruth Balch. She can tell you. Mention has already been made of the which the Grand Sr. boys gave at " Comus Abode " where Sam furn- ished an elegant oyster supper to the membrrs and invited guests. Scene for Pantomine (original) Scene. A large hard- ware store, similiar to the one which Mr. Wineland keeps. Seen entering the store an elderly gentleman, apparently the father of one of the young ladies, beard as white as snow. The girls should be named according to size Marietta, Maude and Marie; bringing up the rear is a young gentlman, (apparently so) name anonymous. The girls laughing, giggling and talking (but not saying anything). Oq the counter is seen a pair of scales (guaran- teed to weigh accurately), Marietta hops upon the counter, jumps on scales and brings them up to say— 70 pounds. Maude next tips them at 100 and possibly some odd pounds. Marie shows that she is the largest of the trio and upon be- ing assisted to alight, the trio cast their eyes simultaneously toward their attendant who, seeming to fail to realize the situation, lead the way out and the scene closed on three blushing Theo. girls, for they had been spied upon from be- hind a stove. (Curtain) THE COYOTE HONOR ROLL FACULTY OROPHILIANS Abbie C. Burns Harvey Warren Cox Archibald Edwards Turner INSTRUCTORS Aden Enyeart— Voice, Conservatory W. O.W.Reynolds— Telegraphy, School of Commerce R. E. Cressey— Zoology, College Harold Rupert— Parliamentary Law, Commercial UNDERGRADUATE ASSISTANTS: ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Stanton Allen, Reader Z. Stambaugh, Reader Harry O. Palmer, Reader GERMAN DEPARTMENT Delia Berger, Reader Harry O. Palmer, Reader BOTANY DEPARTMENT Rodney K.Johnson, Assistant in Botany Laboratory Bert M. ReynoUds, Assistant in Bacteriology BAND Stanton Allen, Director and Instructor ART DEPARTMENT Alice Sawyer, Instructor in China Painting THE COYOTE WESLEYAN QUARTETTE Ward L. Mailley, Baritone Jesse D. Taylor, Basso STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Milo Pearson, President ot Y. M. C. A Rodney K. Johnson, President of Athletic Association Merle Kline, President of School of Commerce Jay West Thompson, President State Student Volunteer Union Harry O. Palmer, President University Republican Club Stanton Allen, President College Spirit Association Ethel Whiting, President of Senior Class Jesse Taylor, President 4th Prep Class Ruth xMaris, President 3rd Prep Class LIBRARY Ada McGillivrey Townsend, Assistant Librarian and Registrar Ethol Langdon Assistant Librarian ORATORICAL E. A. Worthly, Winner of State Oratorical Contest Lura BJakesIee Ruth Dryden Edith Lomax Grace Huston Mrs. E. A. Wurthly Marie McDowell Madge Boj-ce Olive Merrick Vera Towner Dora Carroll Ada M. Townsend Emma Johnson Mae Powers Fern Ashby Stella Wheeler Delia Berger Mae Priest Florence Smith i Alice Sawyer Mary Gibson Smith Grace Beck, Faye Lee May Maddox Ethel Whiting Alma Whiting Ruth Maris Minnie Mathinson Mai-garet Waldorf Nellie Smith Verna Bowling Ethol Langdon Stanton Allen E. A. Worthly Walter H. Kiechel Archie M. Shambaugh] Paul Thuresson Ward L. Mailley Jesse D Taylor Milton E. Burke Harold J. Rupert Edmund A. Erb Charles H. Hammond Milo F. Pearson Clyde H. Mann W. O. W. Reynolds Ralph Eugene Cressey Rodney K. Johnson Waldo E, White Jay W. Thompson Carroll Simonds Merle Kline William Brown Lester Chadderdon Charles C. Gorst Robert Smith Bert M. Reynolds Chester M. Clark Z. Stambaugh US rvy O. Palmer Harry McLaughlin Aden Enyeart Max Jamison Raleigh Kempton Dale Boyles Alva Rousey THE COYOTE 135 SOME ORG HISTORY History is singular. It has no plural. It may, it k true, concern itself with the Aztecs of Arizona, of the Kakangos of South Africa; it may tell of the Wanderings of the Mo- mans, or describe the battle of Waterloo. But it is still history; not liistories. Histories as we are wont to speak of them are but parts, necessary divisions of history. And history itself being all in all is nothing more or less than the " record of the development of man in his activities as a social being. " It began when man began, it will end when man ends. Consequently it leaves nothing to any- thing else, it includes all; it is complete in itself; it is, then, necessarily singular. But history tho singular has, as we have seen, its neces- sary divisions. Every people, every state, every organiza- tion, every individual lends something to the composite whole. A literary society, then, is a part, however small, of the history of the world, and as such its life and activity are worthy of record. There are some who would write the history of the Orophilian literary society in one word, " Success. " But it is not adequate. Results are not enough, if history is to be complete it must know something of the cause, of the neces- sity of its inception, of the reasons for its organization, in line, what it is working towards; what are its ideals. Let us write then of the cause of its organization, and results of its activity. The Orophilian I ' terary society was organized with a triple object in view; the personal cultivation of social, intel- lectual, and spiritual life of its members. Thus in its begin- ning it foresaw the coming demands of society for the man, developed in the fullness and many-sidedness of his nature. 136 THE COYOTE It did not lean, then, towards specializing, but sought after the liberal development. True it is that at times the social life was predominant, as it might have been the spiritual or the intellectual. But this is natural. This is only a reflec- tion of the course of human events in the world at large. But the society, like the world, refusing to let any one thing tyrannize over the attentions of men, always swinging back to its natural arc. Having established its mission then, the society has always clung to it with ardent tenacity, never losing quite complete sight of that goal towards which all sane and serious human endeavor leads. But to have a mission is not enough. If any organiza- tion is to be of power it must follow that mission to its suc- cessful issue. Here is the true test of efficacy, and in this test the Oroph i I ian Literary society stands among the peers. She has stamped indelibly her character upon the person- ality of her followers; she has made her influence count in the culture of tjheir body, mind, and .soul. She has sent these sons and daughters into the utmost corners of the world. They have transplanted her personality into the schools of the Orient, into the studios of Europe, and into the plains of South America, and everywhere with valid success. She is worthy then of a history, but let it not be written in the one word " Success. " Let it be written in those tw o words which bespeak alike her mission and its fulfillrti nt, " Macte Praestantia. " At a meeting of the girls, the boys ' picture was ex- hibited. The following are remarks overheard concerning the individual portraits: " Chamois " Shambaugh — Death ' s head. C. " Clergy " Gorst— Reared back like a unicorn. ' Bob " Smith — About to give a canine howl. " Peg " Thuresson— Sweet little fellow. Ward Mailley- The pangs of parting have kicked his collar out of shape. Hee-haw! etc. Bert Reynolds— Saying " The liquor traffic must be annihilated! " THE COYOTE 137 " Chet " Clark— Impassive as a sphinx. Jess Taylor— If he winks he ' ll muss his hair. ' •Milt " Burke— Chinese War God. " Draco " Stambaugh— Hot about the collar. Harold Rupert— Pretty grin, isn ' t it girls? ) " Johnny " Erb— Saying " I ' m papa ' s darling boy. " , ' ' Heinz " P almer— Horace Greeley with an idea for the .Tribu ne. " Hi Milky " Hammond— " Don ' t get funny, there. " Clyde Mann— " Present " with a big P. " Wow " Reynolds— And the camera slipped. " Carry " Simonds— The Ruthless villian. " Occidental " Thompson— Asking himself, " Why fs Hickman ? " " Venus dp. Milo " Pearson— St. Paul resigned to endure his thorn in the flesh. " Dodo " White— " I don ' t think it ' s fair. I saw her first. " R. K. Johnson— Gee, he ' s an ornery kid. Dutch Cressey— Chewing a clove. 138 THE COYOTE o cu O O o U o u H U . a cd 8 .2 .5 r c o 5 Q o 5 c OP a. C5 Cl, 3 ass be XI 2 0) 1 ; Q o o b£ o bC 2 o o 0) o o boo 02 o be o THE COYOTE 139 B 5 " 1 a? C IS Of? C 2 3 I—! 1 o g 2 X o- o o _ •rH C O ' ? 5 ■ ft ■ c c 2 O 0) 3 p o Oj O 5 o o o m no O 0) GYMNASIUM DIALECTICS Bert Austin Bessire. This patriarch was born in Missouri. Is an energetic and joyful member of the Dialectics. Can smile? for two, loves a joke on the other fellow, and is generally appreciated. Garnet L. Shepherd. This shepherd left his sheep to come to school. He was born during the early part of his life. Has no particular aim in life, but is looking for something to shoot ; ambitions concerning fair sex are unmentionable. Arthur C. Wischmier. Born at Burlington, low a, during the flood, and now resides at University Place, w here the Burlington has followed him. He tried a business college but thinks Wesleyan gives a better chance for learning less. Is a fervent orator. Favors bachelorhood. Chester C. Wischmier, brother of the above. This individual is distinguished for a ferocious style of manner used to intimidate his op- ponents, is of a vigorous temperament, and if necessary will get up a talk on short notice. Wyette W. Moyer. A handsome and wild youth, has great influence among the Normals, and intends to graduate with the class of 1925. Richard L. Ruyle. " Mr. President, Sir. " A golden Ru(y)le, full of wise sayings, long speeches ana is just losing sight of his goal which is to become an orator. Loves the Dialectics. James M. Bible, a j outh of the guileless kind, has not yet found anybody w ho likes his edition of the Bible sufliciently to take it to church, is a wise and capable individual otherwise. DeWitt W. Smith. " A shy and bashful boy. " Debating is part of his nature, takes well with the girls, and offers a permanent job for some fair Wesley Anne; had a farm training like most of our best men. 144 THE COYOTE Emil David Mauser. The " mouser, " first caught mice in Colorado, where he obtained a lusty physique and a strong will. Is going to be senator or anything else. Arthur E. Maurits. A tall, blue-eyed, sharp-faced boy, extremely ferocious when aroused. Has tried hard to change somebody ' s name, will no doubt succeed with the rest of us. Allen E. Warren. Alias • Zack- rise-up. " Ambitious, herding the flocks. Character influence. Sheepish. Age, indefinite. Disposition, pugnacious, is inclined to view the treasurer with suspicion. (Has probably held a similar otMce elsewhere. ) Has the true Ciceronian style in debate. Don R Leech is one of the most audacious members of the Junior Dialectics, he approaches the chair at all hours. " Roberts rules of order " are interred in his cranium, is liable to fierce attacks on the other side when debating, can sing solos and eat peanuts to beat the band. D O. Whitehorn, can tell " Fishs-tories, " and other strange tales. Likes his best girl. Stands first in the fierceness of his oratory, will one day oppose W. J. B. John Ahrn. Chemulpo, Corea. Is of an opinion that debates are all right, studies hard and likes work. You ' re all right, too. Hugh H. Hunter, or H. H. H. A wild trumpeter, and tracker of the prairies. Blows his own trumpet, but is otherwise most mild and peaceable, carries his own hands. Loves everything. R. S. Deg. Murrey. India claims to hold key of treasury, likes de- bates and hopes to be best in something. Merle E. Thompson. A strong-willed, dark-eyed youth, will prove his mettle soon. Intends to develop the osculatory art as a life work. Willis L. Shane. Another Nebraska ' ' Willie. ' ' Adds great weight to the coil board. Has great magical powders, by merely hanging on to a rope he can draw students from all parts of the town in a hurry. THE COYOTE 145 OUR FIRST HISTORY Now the birth of the Dialectics happened in this wise. Long had the Wesleyan University felt the need of more training along the line of debating. Hence it was, that , during the spring of 1905 the debating spirit moved so strongly among the chaotic barbarians, that from chaos came order, and the Dialectics were born. An even dozen young men banded together and organized what is known as the Dialectic debatiag organization. During the year of 1905 and 1906 we made rapid pro- gress. We met and defeated a debating team sent against ns by the state law school. Bat we proved to be no excep- tion to the rule that all great institutions pass through some dark periods. Last fall we found ourselves somewhat weakened by the loss of members, some of whom were graduated last spring and have gone out to shoulder their part of the world; others were compelled by the cruel force of unfavorable circumstances to remain out of school; while others have automatically fainted and fallen by the wayside. Hence, we find ourselves few in number, but we believe in " the survival of the fittest " and that " many are called but few are chosen. " But in spite of dark da s we hope to be- come mighty and some day be able to shake both sides of the world at one time. We hardly hope for this in our day, but who can tell what may come after us? Our members are the following: Garner, our senior, who is not exactly like any other man. He does not claim to be wealthy, yet he has " Nichols " which all the gold of Rockefellow cannot equal. We guess he means to keep " the same " as a keepsake, at least he acts thus. Mr. Pinckney, our junior, is a man of a quiet nature, and seldom speaks without saying something. But not- withstanding his calm sedate nature, he loves the chase. So It is that we have often seen him after the " Fox " . May he be successful. 146 THE COYOTE Whitehorn, another junior, is a man wonderfully blessed with good looks and charming ways. He has a horn to his name, yet is not bad about ' ' butting in. " We hope to land him in the Oxford College of England some time soon, through his abiliiies as a classical student. We have still another junior, Mr. PJybon, who has, by his peculiar way , won the name of Dr. Plybon. He is fond of naturp, consequently he used to spend his evenings along side of the beautiful " Lain. " He is now taking a corres- pondence coui ' se in Girlology. Ml " . Goodrich, a sophomore, is a young man of rare ability and high aspirations. He is our hyunotic professor. Although he does not work at his trade much we expect to hear of his doing great things in the future. Mr. Balch is a young man with a tine taste. He is now getting so he can tell bacon from dried beef. We hope to hear from his elocution some day as he is an elocutionist. Mr. McGaughey is the only one of our members who can support a mustache. He is very proud of it and spends long hours in training it to curl. He expects to gi t married as soon as he can make the arrangements. Mr. Warrick is another of our members of whom noth- ing too good can be said. He is not quite as far along in school as some others, but time will put him there, as he is noted for. his hard study. Last of all we have Smith. He is last not because he is least in stature, but because we put man before monkey. Few know his intentions but we hope that they are all right. He will fi.ll a pulpit for his life work. Now, last fall a junior debating organization was organ- ized. THE COYOTE THE DEVIL ' S UNDERSTUDY Leaves Vergil at the post, and makes Dante look ke small change. A student once passed in his checks And made his way to Hades. When Charon came aroimd for fares He paid for all the ladies. At Pluto ' s gate he did not wait He had no fear of towsers, " Ah. Cerh, " quote he, " you can ' t hurt me, I ' m wearing peg-top trousers. " Exams were passed. The student classed Inside the hottest vat. But, still, he said the place was dead, And tried to start a frat. They took him out, to think about Some torture more severe. He told at once of hazing stunts That frightened him to hear. The devil said this student ' s head Was very wise and brainy. He made him boss of all the works In place of Pat Mulvaney. Our hero found old Xenophon In stew-pan number eight. He made him write " Anabasis, " Forever, on a slate. To Caesar he assigned a task At which friend Julius kicks. He made him build his bridge again Across the turbid Styx. The imps now hide their cloven hoofs In shoes with pointed toes. Each wears, for button-hole bouquet, A huge asbestos rose. They carry pennants on their forks, And arm bands on their tails. Whenever football games come ofP, Their yells ' drown all the wails. The brass band plays ' A Hot Time, ' ' now, Within the firelight ruddy, For these improvements we ' re in debt To the devil ' s Under- study. — Z. Stambaugh. ROY EMERSON CURTIS THE COYOTE 151 ROY EMERSON CURTIS Ward Bros. School Boy Shepherd Fruit Dealer Paddy Actor Farmer Cook Summer boarder Poet Bright End Dress Maker 1907 Born in West Virginia. Live at Phillipi, but was too late for the battle. Sojourned in Indiana, and attended De Pauw University. Abode in Iowa seventeen years including much time spent in the old country and two years in Jamaica. Was also in Missouri but escaped to Nebraska, 1906. Parentage ec- clesiastical. Educated at Maxwell, Jamaica, Sioux City, Dallas E. , Bristol, Car- lisle, DePauw, Simp- son, Glenwood and Wesley an. Center Canvasser First Campaigner Track (R. R. ) Field (harvest) Orchestra Director House Keeper Coach Agent Statesman Chief of Staff Spellbinder ATHLETIC BOARD Mattie Currier. Sec ' y R. K. Johnson. Pres. R. D. McNeill. Baseball Mgr. Professor Patterson, Faculty Member R. E. Curtis, Athletic Director Professor Evans, Treasurer Cecil Keester, V. Pr( Professor Alabaster Professor Bel] Faculty Members of the Athletic Board. THE COYOTE 155 THE COYOTE 157 CHAMPIONS It was the game between the Seniors and the 8rd Preps that decided the champion class team of the University. The day foi- the contest came. How joyous were the Preps when the pink and white bills came out announcing the final game Both classes were at the old gym in due time, each choosing their favorite side for the rooting purposes. Soon came the glorious Prep squad as fresh and new as young coyotes, alsi blood thirsty for a Basket Ball. For a while before the game one could not imagine that the Seniors were in existence, as to rooting. The Preps ere yelling as they never had yelled before. The whistle blows. All eyes are cast to the center. The teams fall into their respective places, the preps choosing the west end. In a moment our most noted center gives the signal 97-8Ji -17. The ball is thrown into the air. In the twinkle of the eye the game is on fast and furious. Both rooting teams hold their breaths for a mo- ment, then the Seniors score four points; but this was just for the time being, for it was like a miracle that Cain and Campbell played the ball at the west end scoring six points on their opponents Evei-yone was into the game for it was a fast one, first one side scoring and then the other, all the time keeping it nearly a tie, the Seniors however were one point the better when the whistle for the first half was blown the score standing 16 to 17. The Preps were so very much smaller, both physically and mentally than their Seniors, that it was a match for them that required much tact and nerve; nevertheless the Preps made a bril- liant showing. The time for the last and decisive half came and the teams lined up. Like a shot the ball goes down to the east end of the gym and after a few good passes glides gracefully into the basket mak- ing the Preps one point the better. All eyes are cast to the notorious Preps as they play ping pong with the ball ; they are not very successful, however, in gaining points, and are rather unfortunate in letting the Seniors score. The game plays on until time is called out for Obi oui- center. Soon he comes back into the game determined to win or kill himself in the attempt. With four minutes to play and the score stand- ing 26 to 18 in favor of the Seniors, the game starts again It is faster than before. Cain makes 3 goals in succession, Meyer scores anothei-, while the Seniors run theirs up to 28. Cain throws a foul making the Preps 27, only one point behind. The time is nearly all up. Everybody holds cheir breath while the ball goes first from one end to the other. Swan and Beck do great work. One could also see Professor Bell chas ing the second hand of his watch around the dial in order to call time to the second. But see ! something happens. Swan makes a good guard, Ben gains the ball, makes a long pass to Cain, who makes his wonderful miraculous left handed throw, which results in a basket. Almost im- mediately time is called and it is over, the score standing 29 to 28 in favor of the 3rd Preps. 158 THE COYOTE SOPHOMORE BASE BALL TEAM McNiell Isham Catlett Thuresson Johnson McAnulty Files Cain Greenslit Hammond THE COYOTE 159 CAPTAIN GREENSLIT The members of last year ' s team selected for captain this year, Roy Greenslit, who has played behind the bat for Wes- leyan for three years. That this choice was wise has been shown by the way the team has succeed- ed. He is a base ball man from the ground up, for he has the base ball leg, the base ball arm, and the base ball eye. COACH FENLON The one thing that VVeleyan need- ed to perfect a winning team for the season of ' 07 was secured when the Athletic Board employed Arthur Fenlon for coach. Fenlon ' s exper- ience on the Lincoln team of the Western League, as well as his years with the State University team - which was a good team then- ban given him a knowledge of the pro- fession that stands him and the Coy- otes in good stead. To his coaching is attributed a good share of our many victories this year. THE COYOTE 161 COYOTES ROUT CORNHUSKERS THE VISITORS HAD A GOOD " PRACTICE " GAME The Coyotes put on their batting rags Thursday afternoon and waded into the Cornhusker pitchers in a way to bring joy to the most callousei heart. The State University players simply were put to the woods and forced to acknowledge their inferiority in the baseball line. " 9 to B looks awfully good to Wesley Ann. " The valiant Cornhuskers thought a little game with our Coyotes would put them in good shape for Missouri, but they had counted their scores before they were across the pan. The first inning proved fruitful to Wesleyan. Nebraska tried hard to get a man around, but in vain. M alone, the first Coyote up, bit on Hrubesky ' s curves. Then Myers, he of the sure eye, took kindly to the first ball pitched to him and laced out a long two-sacker into left field. Rousey flew out to Schmidt, Stout drove a hard grounder through short, bringing in Myers for the first of many scores. Hammond flew out to Dudgeon. The Cornhuskers got busy in the second and tied the score. Schmidt and Dudgeon were easy outs. Jamison fumbled Newman ' s speedy grounder, allowing him to reach first. Newman made an attempt to steal second and was safe on Hammond ' s fumble of Greenslit ' s throw. Hrubesky drew a free pass. Arnold lifted a neat fly over third, scoring Newman. Hrubesky got " stung " at home. The Coyotes could not du- plicate the feat of their opponents and died scoreless. The third inning did not alter the scoreboard but was characterized by Meyers ' triple into left field. Through errors by the Coyotes, the Cornhuskers filled the bases with two out. Beltzer walked and forced in Dudgeon. Bellamy went out when his fly fell in the Rousey well, retiring the side. Hrubesky added Hammond s and Greenslit ' s scalp to his belt. Underwood singled over first and stole second. Jamison knocked an easy grounder to Hrubesky. The fifth was a repetition of the third There was a little excite- ment when Freeland was caught between second and third, but Jamison finally tagged him. Dodo placed a hit just over short. Meyers reached first safely. Jamison was out on a double play. The sixth began 1-2-3 for the Cornhuskers. The Coyotes jumped on Hrubesky with a terrific onslaught and forced him to the bench. Stout opened the batting streak with a hot one through Newman, the ball tearing far out into left field. Hammond singled over second, sending Stout to third. Roy Greenslit ' s long two-bagger brought in both Stout and Hammond. Ward then went in to face the voracious Coyotes, but it was only with difficulty that he could stem their onrush. Greenslit purloined second. Jamison walked and White fanned. Ward thought 162 THE COYOTE Lee Greenslit, because of his rather diminutive stature, could only swing at tossed balls but Lee pounded out a sizzer too hot to handle, sending Jamison and Roy across the plate. Meyers flew out to Schmidt In the seventh Bellamy circled the diamond, principally because of errors, making the score three to five in favor of the Coyotes The eighth witnessed a long procession of Coyotes racing over home plate. Roy Greenslit reached first on Dudgeon ' s error. Underwood and Jamison were favored with passes, filling the bases. White ' s timely bingle into deep short allowed Roy to score. Lee was hit by a pitched ball, forcing in Underwood; Jamison was caught at home on Meyer s bunt. Rousey pounded a stinger through Ward and Dudgeon, scoring Lee and White. Rousey strolled down to second, Stout and Hammond struck out. " Five plus four is nine, " quoth the scorekeeper. There was nothing doing in the ninth Bellamy and Freeland sent easy grounders to Hammond, and Schmidt sent one long bobble for White to gobble up. The final score was 9 to 3 in favor of Wesleyan, This victory proves beyond a doubt that this is to be VVes ' eyan ' s premier year in baseball. The way the Coyotes fielded and batted was terrific and though the day was extremely cold, fast plays were ever on top. Some of the errors were inexcusable and resulted in scores, but it goes without saying that these will not be repeated. We expect our Coyotes to trim up every team they meet this season and bring the pen- nant to Wesleyan, where it naturally belongs. The team deserves all the support we can give it. Let us see to it then that hereafter every loyal fan is on hand to root. The Cornhuskers admit they met a better team than their own and have no complaint over the treatment they received. McNeill umpired very impartially and satisfied the most exacting. Lineup : University of Nebraska Wesleyan Arnold, Patterson, c R. Greenslit Hrubesky, Ward P Stout Schmidt 1st Underwood Dudgeon 2nd Hammond Baltzer ss Rousey Newman, Carroll 3rd Jamison Sleuter If White Bellamy cf Meyers Freeland rf Malone. L. Greenslit Umpire, R. D. McNeill ; Scorer, Beghtol. Hits : Nebraska, 4 ; Wesleyan. 8 ; 2 base hits, R. Greenslit, Meyers ; 3 base hits, Meyers : base on balls, Stout 3, Ward 2, Hurbesky 2 : struck out by Stout 3, by Hurbesky 2, by Ward 3: errors, Wesleyan 6, Nebraska 4. Score by innings : NebraskE— 0-1-0-1 -0-1-0-0 0=3 Wesleyan— 1-0-0 0-0 4-0-4-x=9 —The Wesleyan, April 36, 1907, THE COYOTE 163 Miss Nellie G. Miller ' s expressive, black e3 es first peered into the light of day some years ago in Lincoln,— the largest suburb of Univers- ity Place. She spent her early school- days in the Bryant School. In 1002, the teachers of Lincoln High School were glad to let her leave the school, on the condition that, if she attended the University of Nebras- ka, she would make no attempt to jump over any more recitation seats. After entering this university, she was soon directed to the gymnasium for the proper vent of her surplus energy. This year, she became cap- tain of the Girls Basket-ball Team of the Senior class of the College of Liberal Arts. Her height, which developed as the result of her travel in the inducive climate of the Rockies, has made her unsurpassable for this position. She is too good to assist in a gymnasium carnival at her own Alma Mater, but will drill Wesleyan girls any day. In the way of gymnastics, she can do anything, from keeping her hands and feet in the right place to jumping over a horse ; but, from all reports, her high est ambition yet, is to " jump the broom-stick. " THE COYOTE J65 GIRLS ' ATHLETICS Again the girls have come to the front and are proving that they can be champions in athletic sports as well as in brainy matters. There had been much talking, a great deal of planning, and several appearances at faculty meets before the girls ' rights in this phase of college life had been recog- nized. On January 14, however, our fond hopes and un- tiring labors terminated in a first class basket ball team, capable, at a moments notice, of competing with any team who dared enter the arena. This all-around team has been so thoroughly organized and always put up such games that " Victories fall on us. " Defeat— they don ' t know such a word, how could they with a manager like Alma Whiting, supported with " Jay " of spring together with " Violet " and sweet " Marie? " Not less efficient than these are their reflections, Maud and Grace. The several games which they have played in these few months have been a grand success. The girls hp ve come out to them in great numbers, and have showed more loyalty, and stirred up more college spirit than was ever known at Wesleyan. Furthermore, these games have been a success financially; the girls ' athletic association is completely out of debt and has a goodly sum in the treasury. Depend u pon it, this team will be one of the landmarks of athletic development at this University, and with a con- tinuance of our present rapid growth, before long we will be the monarchs of all we survey, our rights none will dispute. 166 THE COYOTE ATHLETIC HISTORY The year 1905- ' 06 witnessed a little decline in athletics at Wesley an, but the fall of 1906 showed renewed life. A very capable physical director, R. E. Curtis, was secured to take charge of the gymnasium work and the coaching of teams. Since military drill has been discontinued, a far larger number of men find tune to try for the various teams. The athletic material in school is of the highest quality, and, with proper development and a fair show, Wesleyan is gradually taking her rightful place as a leader among the colleges of the state. We feel certain that this year every team she puts out will bring additional glory and laurels to her. Early in the fall the call was issued for basket ball candidates. A large squad of promising men responded; from these the best men were selected for the ' Varsity squad. " Dodo " White and Clinton Underwood play for- ward; Robert Isham, center, and Vern Clark and Charlie Hammond, guards. Lee Greenslit fills the position of first substitute very satisfactorily. About Thanksgiving time a short jaunt was made to Humboldt and the scalp of the Athletic Club of that place brought back for good luck. In the middle of January the University of Nebraska sent her speedy " five " to try conclusions with the " Coyotes " and succeeded in putting them to the woods. The Normals from Peru also endeavored to teach them some new tricks but were unable to corral them long enough. Nebraska Central put kinks in their tails, but the Coyotes promise to loosen those same kinks when they meet again. Games have been scheduled with quite a number of other teams and will no doubt be won by our boys. At the time of writing the team is playing marvelously fast ball and is the equal of any team in this section. The interclass basket ball tournament has been started and the enthusiasm and interest of the classes is increasing each day. The Third Preps, have won from the Seconds, and the Normals from the Fourth Preps. THE COYOTE 167 Wesleyan put out one of the strongest base ball teams in her history in the spring of 1906. Though the team as a whole was very erratic, sometime playing brilliantly and at other time raggedly, Wesleyan tied Cotner for second place in the Intercollegiate Association. This year, with many of last year ' s men and a i umber of new players, the prospects are exceedingly bright. It ' s our turn for the pennant and we most have it. The interclass base ball tournament drew large crowds and aroused the greatest enthusiasm. After a number of fast eliminating games, the Sophomores and Commercials bobbed up for the finals, the Sophomores winning and secur- ing the pennant. The tournament will be played again in the spring. Arrangements are being perfected for holding the Inter- collegiate Track Meet here on the 25th of May. Seven or eight of ihe larger colleges of the state will be represented. This is the crisis for Wesleyan ' s track athletics and if we do well in this meet we may look forward to increased interest in this line. Otherwise the meet will be removed elsewhere and Wesleyan may as well give up the attempt to put track teams in the field. Work will be begun very early and every man in s( hool with any possibilities in him at all, urged to see what he can do. Dual meets have been arranged with Doane and Hastings. Athletics this year are receiving greater attention than ever before. Every team has a bewildering mass of material from which to select candidates. The classes have put teams in the field and have fought eagerly for the pennants. Under the inspiration of Prof. Patterson we have many songs and yells with which to encourage our men. No long- er do we sit idly by on the benches and watch the playing, but we " root, root, root, " and the players know they have good backing. It is with great pride that we look back upon what has been accomplished and with well founded hope that we look forward to the future. With this renewed interest in ath- letic activities, Wesleyan is bound to do large things. THE COYOTE WESLEYAN MILITARY BAND ROSTER Cornets- Charles Catlett Lorn Mills E. G. Johnson Everett Hosman Claude Ingham Clarinets — Herbert Wasson Earl Jackson Trombones — Lee Greenslit Charles Hammond Harry McLaughlin Arthur Gill Baritone — Koy Grc enslit Tuba- Paul Thuresson Altos — Edmund Erb Ernest Backemier Will Paul Herman Rawinkle Drums— Alva Rousey, Snare Waldo White, Bass CHEMICAL CLUB Oil October 28, J905, the Chemical Club was or aiiized, the charter members nambering nine. W. D Bonner was chosen president. At that ineetino; the work of ihe club was outlined as follows: 1. A study of the history of chemistry. 2. Discussion of papers appearing in current scientific periodicals. 3. Original papers and demonstrations on pure and applied chemistry. This scheme has been closely followed. The club met, as a rule, once in two weeks. It was en- tirely independent of the department of chemistry, having no official connection therewith, and thus standing on its own resources. An executive committee prepared the pro- grams. Through the kindness of Dr. A I way, the Club met in the lecture room in his department, and was given free access to necessary supplies for demonstrations, etc., before the club. Thirteen programs were rendered during the year 1905- 1906. The value of the work done by the members was rec- ognized by the head of the department of chemistry, who gave each member one hour credit on completing work assigned by the Club. The Club was composed of twenty active members, with Dr. Alway as an honoi ' ary member. As a part of the special Bunsen program, March 17, 1905, Dr. Alway favored the Club with an extremely interesting talk on " Alt Heidel- berg. " The official badge was designed and adopted early in 1906. The design is simply a small, plain badge of polished 172 THE COYOTE solid gold, in the shape of a " benzene ring, " engraved with the letters " CO. " which are connected by four lines repre- senting the " valence " of carbon. The colors are white and black — mostly black — on ac- count of the significance of the word " chemistry, " meaning the " black art. " Several artistic Chemical Club pennants in white and black have appeared recently, the designs vary- ing somewhat, but all emphasizing the " C. C. " and the " benzene ring. " A most interesting program was given May 12, 1906. The Chemical Club of the University of Washington sent four papers to be read before this Club here, and this Club mailed four papers to be read in Seattle. The affair was a success in every way. Many such programs will doubtless follow in the future. The first meeting for the year 1906- ' 07 was held October 6. R. A. Gortnerwas elected president. The work outlined was similar to that done the previous year. At the first meeting, Mr. Hopkins was elected as an honorary member. On October 20th four new members were initiated into the mysteries of the Club. On December 15th two more members were received. All of these w ere piloted over acid seas and led across alkaline deserts by Mr. Files in a manner becom- ing to all concerned. " What are the bells a-tolling for? " the tall professor said. " To turn you out, to turn you out, " said Files at-the-head. " What makes you look so white, so whiter ' the tall professor said. " I ' m dreading what I ' ve got to watch, " said Files at-the-head. ' ' For they ' re sweating Bobbie Murray— you can hear the poor boy pray. The Club is sitting round him— they are judging him today ; They ' ve put him on the blink for fair— he ' ll never get away— And there ' ll be no Bobbie Murray in the morning. " ' ' What makes young Meyer breathe so hard ? ' ' the tall professor said, ' ' He ' s scared to death, he ' s scared to death, ' " said Files-at-the-head. ■ ' What makes him totter on his chair? " the tall professor said. " The chair ' s too weak, he weighs too much, ' ' said Files at-the-head. " They are stringing Obie Meyer and they ' re driving him around. They ' ve got him up at auction and they ' ll sell him by the pound. He ' s a-sobbing and a-begging to be put down on the ground- But there ' ll be no Obie Meyer in the morning. " THE COYOTE 173 " What ' s making Jackson look so red? " the tall professor said. " They ' re looking up his record now, " said Files at-the-head. " What ' s making Jackson look so pale " ' the tall professor said. " He ' s eating incandescent lamps, " said Files at-the-head. " They have got him where they w ant him, and he ' ll have to keep his place, For he ' s made an awful record— you can tell it by his face. Everything they learn about him puts him deeper in disgrace, And there ' ll be no Jackson Earlie in the morning. " " Who ' s that who looks so black and glum V the tall professor said, " It ' s Goodrich fighting hard for life, " said Files at-the-head. " What makes his eyes so big and wildV " the tall professor said. " He tries to hypnotize the Club, " said Files-at-the-head. " He ' s been singing wicked music that no man on earth can play, But they ' ve got him in a corner where he cannot get away . If he keeps on making trouble, he ' ll be drowned without delay. And there ' ll be no R. D. Goodrich in the morning. " " What are the fellows doing now, " the tall professor said. " They ' re doping prisoners one by one, " said Files at-the-head. ' •What makes the fellows look so glad? " the tall professor said. " They know their victims can ' t escape, " said Files at-the-head. " For the prisoners have been tested, and they ' ve come out marked c. p They have run the awful gauntlet, and think that you ' ll agree That in time they ' ll all be just as good as you, or even me. There ' ll be four new Chem. Club members in the morning. " He was Cain, Cain, Cain. The poor benighted heathen, Roy Cain. Though we belted him and flayed him, A much wiser chap we ' ve made him — You ' re as good a man as we are, Roy Cain ' So here s to you, V. Dunlavy, we re all glad you ' ve come with us You have gone through all the tortures without making any fuss. So here ' s to you, V. Dunlavy, and here ' s to you once again! You have proved yourself the equal of the best of C. C. men. January 19, 1907, V. L. Clark was elected president for the second semester. Every member, past and present, has shown marked characteristics which immediately distinp uished him from his lesser fellow men, and which have placed him in his present position. 174 THE COYOTE Potassium shows a marked affinity for water and takes fire immediately on coming in contact therewith. Hence, the origin of the term " rire-water. " Ask Excellent Kalium Files for farther particulars . Very Long Clark is not very long, but his stunts in the lab. are in every way equal to those elsewhere. Easily Pixed Walker showed the marks of a genius in his ability to ask questions and contrive new Avays of setting up apparatus. Well Done Bonner has done well in all things, and be- cause of his belief that the biscuit age followed the age of hardtack, he is now ruler over mar y. Ready for Marryin ' Pinckney has become a state farmer and is therefore getting onto the world. Roll Sulphur Trumbull is general manager of a small sample of Gehenna at the state farm, wherein Carborundum Effervescent Vail has been taking his apprenticeship, and investigating pumpkins on the side. Raido Active Gortner is also a state farmist and delights in evil odors and loud explosions. Guide Right McDole has the reputation of being a hot chemist — just watch him w ork glass and run combustions and Goldschmidts. Jolly Coaltor Elder has shown a marked tendency to investigate the oyster and its habits. Merry Chanter Fargo has attained much renown by his manifold versatibility. Jiminy Crismus Bishop has developed a mania for fig- ures, and is therefore a good man to have handy wiien work- ing logaritbmetic. Equally So Bishop is an expert at turning bottles wrong side out to wash them, and equally so in using words with which we have no conce- ii,-and getting fined for it. Raised Hazed Cain is true to his name and doesn ' t care who knows it. Lively Imp Frisbie is one of our general handy men, and is never at a loss for pointed pertinent remarks that raise the hair and freeze the blood of an enemy. THE COYOTE 175 Crimson Efflorescent Stewart is so mild-mannered and pleasant, that even with his generous supply of red phos- phorus he is in no danger of creating combustion. Jellatine Microscope McAnulty is a biologist whose har- monious blending of two or more sciences mark him as a genius. Ever Eager York has a marked appetite for citric acid, and is unequalled as a demonstrator of chemical history. Eye Winker Jackson is a brave man, withstanding much torture most heroically. Run Shut de Gate-quick- and- hurry back Murray is an- other brave fellow who has taken chemistry as the best means of broadening his culture. Really Daffy Goodrich has a marked scientific bent, and is fast learning how to plot his curve correctly, through the agency of C. C. Carboniferous Meyer holds down almost anything he tackles, and for that reason he is employed in work carried on under pressure. Very Apt Dnnlavy is a man who maintains family tradi- tions by turning scientist. Helf and Half Jones is a good fellow, if his name does sound like an English lord ' s. Posy posy Enterprise Blodgett has made a remarkable record as a very versatile young lady, and as a successful teacher. Good for Anything Gaylord is a schoolma ' am with an en- thusiasm for science that makes her work as a teacher most effective. Several demonstrations, of a very edifying if not sti ict- ly scientific nature, have been given at various times since the organization of the Club. They have invariably appeal- ed to every member present, in a most coTivincing way, that chemistry is a science worthy of consideration. Every person who has had at least one year of chemistry should join the Chemical Club and learn the truth of the matter at first hand. C. E. Vail, ' 08. Mr. Hopkins (as 9 o ' clock bell rings) " Mr. Eakin, what is the atomic weight of sodium? " Eakin— " 23. " Mr. Hopkins (to convulsed class) " Skidoo. " Chancellor— " Can you tell ire about what time St. Paul wTOte the last of his epistles? " Student— " I ' m not quite sure as to the exact date. " Chancellor— " What was the date of his death? " Student- " About 67 or 68. " Chancellor— " Well, he wrote most of them before that time didn ' t he? " Student— " Yes, most of them, I think. " Oliver Langdon received the following note from the photographer: Dear Sir— Wha . shall we do? Your front view fell down and broke itself this morning. Friend— " What a strange world this is, anyway. " B. Coffee— (In a philosophizing mood) " Well, it is strange, but we feel more at home in this one than we will in the next. " Cressey — (Scanning the slate) " Oh, you know who. Scratch it off. " Lemon — (looking amazed and horrified) " Why didn ' t you show me this sooner? " Slate Man— " Couldn ' t do it, old fellow, they went like hot cakes. " Lemon— (still bewildered) " Hope he has a good time! " THE COYOTE Cutting CLRSS PuRSUIIsJC, Down « Slate Man — " Beers, be young again and take your choice. " Beers — (sighing) " Wish I could but you see, this married life keeps a fellow tied up so closely. I will some time though. " Miss Admire — (indignantly) " If you ever let Mr. slate me again, I ' ll bite your head off. " (Professor Patterson assigning books to Shakespeare class) " Miss Smith. I will give you ' Arms and the man ' . " Dean — (in chapel) " Now if you have gotten off the track, be sure to turn a new leaf. " Kendellto CoUett— " You will die an old bachelor, Clint, " Collett — " Not unless I die pretty soon, " " Hello, is this A 9405? " " Yes. " " Is Miss M— - there? " " Who? " " Miss M— . " " Who is this? " " Will you call Miss M ? " " Who is this talking? " " I wanted to speak to Miss M— . " " Well, get her then! " (Receiver goes up) " Confound the landladies! " (This had better be expur- gated .) THE COYOTE 181 " What is the difference between Mr. Spencer and Mr. Hopkins? " " One composes and the other decomposes. " Prof. Wells— (eloquently) " Who can estimate the results if the Huns had succeeded in their invasion of Europe? What would have been the character of the inhabitants of Europe, and of the United States if the Battle of Chalons had ended differently? " Margaret Hopper — " .Then we would have all been Hunnies. " One day Prof. Patterson asked Pansy Coffin if she had any plot or case in mind for a story, and she said, " No, Professor, I haven ' t had any real case yet. " Chancellor, coming to the south door of the building, and seeing a dog slapped him on the ear, saying, " Run away, my little fellow, you are not even a freshman. " Hopkins— " Now Johnson, what is dust really? " Johnson— " Oh, it is just mud with the juice squeezed out. " Miss Balling— (trying to explain the advent of Eve into the garden of Eden) " Now, children, just think how lonely poor Adam must have been, all alone there in the garden. Not, Grace, what do you think Adam would wish for most when he was all by himself? " Grace— " Please Ma ' am for his Ma. " Clint Collett— (meeting Harry Palmer on the campus) " Hello Heinz! what ' s wrong, you look sleepy? " Harry Palmer— (teasingly) " Oh, I ' m alright Clint, but it seems to me you ' ve had trouble of late, keeping a ' Wake ' . " Miss Hitchcock — (closing a toast before senior class) " In June we make our final bow. " Chancellor— " You see ladies and gentlemen what the lady has said. " P. S. (congratulations.) Roy Mastin— (giving books to Miss Dryden) " Ruth, t would that some day our books might be in the same library . " 182 THE COYOTE Did you ever hear of a senior playing the role of Sir Walter, in broad day light? Well, just ask Charley how to place a girl on the opposite side of a muddy street. Windnagle — " Miss Huntington you took that half dollar. " Miss Huntington — ' 1 didn ' t any such thing. " Windnagle— " I shall ' hold ' you for it anyway. " Miss Huntington— " ' Never ' for ' fifty ' cents. " (Curtain. Show starts within.) Brakeman — " I want to ask you college people a ques- tion. " Pathology Class — " How did you know that we were col- lege people? " Brakeman— " Because educated fools are the biggest fools of all. " Class— " Squelched. " Mattie Currier — (looking into an oven large enough to bake 30 turkeys at the same time) " Why, do you have to crawl clear in there to get the bread out? " A senior girl in the class of Mental Pathology was stand- mg in the doorway of a dining room, at the Glen wood Insti- tute, when a little fellow looked up and said, laughingly, " Hello ma-ma, hello ma-ma! " Pearl Hitchcock ' s History of education note-book con- tains: Rome is bounded by the Mediterranean and North seas, the Atlantic Ocean, the Euphrates river, and Sahara desert. Miss Shepherd, a last year ' s graduate, was one day en- countered thus by a pupil. Little Girl— " Miss Shepherd. I wouldn ' t want to teach school. " Miss Shepherd— " Why? " Pupil — " Oh, cause, I just don ' t think I would. " Miss Shepherd — " Tell me why. " Pupil — " Oh, because schoolteachers never get married. " Miss Shepherd— (blushing) " Oh, I hope that isn ' t always the case. " THE COYOTE ♦TARTLY " We all agree, though sad it be, Some things by halves are done. ' ' Not time enough, ' ' there answers Grrutt, The rushed American. Indeed, in college, oft there ' s found A lesson half prepared.— Perhaps, (if ' •college ethics tail) ' Tis otherwise declared. The bell had rung ; our class had come, ' ' Respond to roll, ' ' said Prof, ' ' Now have you read your lesson all I Addressing one ' the Sophs. ' It was not strange to hear him say " I ' ve read it only half, " But when the Freshman ' s name was called Then ' s when we had our laugh. " Not all " he answered when first asked, But did not make Prof. hear. " Well are you present sir, " Prot. called; The Freshman grew sincere: " Just partly, sir, " the answer came With loud decisive tone But when he saw the class all laugh, He withered with a groan. 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