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Show Hide text for 1914 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 92 of the 1914 volume: “ V PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN J I BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS " $er Sspera ab gtetra " THROUGH DIFFICULTIES TO THE STARS " — such are the words we have chosen as our class motto, and they represent, in a measure, our attainments. For the publication of this book was consummated in the face of besetting adversities, yet persistent striving has brought us " to the stars. " In the flush of our success, we ask a lenient judgment upon ' 14 ' s Class Book, first of all, from you, dear Faculty, kindest or friends, but severest of critics. You would gladly have spared us our labor, we know, but rather than relinquish what we consider our privilege, our duty, we chose the labor. It is with feelings of diffidence that we give our little book to the world, for its conception is a new one, and originality is ever provocative of criticism. Yet we trust that the sharp edges of the grad- uates ' strictures will be tempered and blunted by the recollection of their past tribulations in the journal- istic field. We have most to fear from you, Juniors and remaining undergraduates. Your Class Books of the future are as yet but glorious visions of perfection, by comparison with which, our feeble effort must pale into insignificance. We trust our hopes will be amply fulfilled, and that the precedent we have set in replacing the " Neume " may be perfected and perpetuated. To those who, by effort and sacrifice, have made possible the publication of this book, the Edi- tors would extend their heartiest thanks and kindest appreciations. Their spirit of optimism and good- will has transformed a work of dull routine and dry detail into a labour of love, the recollection of which will always remain a source of pleasure and satisfaction. In conclusion, we would ask indulgence for the shortcomings and failings of our production. They were not due to lack of aspiration for the highest and best, but rather to the fact that our means and capacities subjected us to insuperable limitations. We trust that all may linger long over the good, and quickly forget the imperfect, in this little book. Al.l ' ll L. FLANDERS TO RALPH L. FLANDERS Manager of thf. New England Conservatory of Music, whose sympathy and encouragement have been instru- mental in the realization of this book, and whose efforts in the furtherance of musical interests mark him the helpful adviser and tireless friend of every student. You have demonstiated youi appieciation of your oppottunities during you z student days with, us. Th e same devotion to youi chosen piofession will make foz youz success and that of your Alma Matei. Coidially youis, CEORCE V. ( " IIADWK K Heartiest greetings to the class of I gi 4 f May your love for your Alma Mater increase in proportion as you are separated from her by time and distance. KRKN I). JORDAN Having enjoyed the best ttyat Tf?e New England Conservatory can offer, it is now your privilege to take up your chosen work in a spirit of service and with the assurance that gives success. Cordially yours, WALLACE GOODRICH ©he (Class of 1914 arknouilpogpo its grateful appmtatton ta Span of tljr jFarultg I KKDKKK K 1. TROWBKI IX .1 My best wishes for a successful future to every member of tb e Senior Class. Hearty gieetings and congratulations to (b.e " Class Book ' ' Committee. Unarit of iEtotorfl Editor-in-chief and Business Manager HENRY DAMSKY .Associate Editors 1)1 KA ELIZABETH OILBERT an I BEATRICE RAGSDALE Assistant Business Managers LUCILLE BROWN and ALICE DAVIS Class Book Committee BELLE GARDNER MARJORIE GASKINS GLADYS HUNT JENNETTE NORTH MARION FEELEY 1914 Srninr (Tlaaa ©fttrrrs HKNRY DAM SKY . GLADYS GILBERT HUNT . MARJORIE G ASK INS ARM I DA HALL RICHARDSON SAMUEL LOUIS GOLDBERG MARION ANNA FEELEY President Vice-Prtsieknt Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer fflnttii " Per aspera ad astra ! (£iilnra : l ' urple and Gold, yinmrr: Jonquil. XEatt t aira for (jkahttattott GLADYS GILBERT HUNT, 4- M F. Stroudsburg, Pa. " Maid of Athens, ' ere we part, Give me, oh, give me back my heart. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. Assistant Treasurer of Junior Class. Vice-President of Senior Class. Member of Class Book Committee. HENRY DAMSKY M A., Sinfonia Birmingham, Ala. " I will find a way or make one. " In Clarinet under Rudolph Toll. Treasurer of Junior Class. President of Senior Class. Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager of Class Book. MARJORIE GASKINS, A X Q. Sunbury, Pa. A good child on the whole, meek, manageable. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. Member of Emblem Committee in Junior Year. Recording Secretary of Senior Class. Member of Class Book Committee. SAMUEL LOUIS GOLDBERG Dorchester, Mass. " know kin ' , Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest. " In Pianoforte under Jane M. Forticr. Member of Entertainment Committee in Junior Year. Treasurer of Senior Class. ARMIDA HALL RICHARDSON, I M r. Bar Harbor, Me. " Sweet bird, that shunn ' st the noise of Jolly, Most musical. Most melancholy ' . " In Pianoforte under Charles Dcnnee. Corresponding Secretary of Senior Class. MARION ANNA FEELEY Brookline, Mass. " Li kes company, is free of speech, sings, plays and dances well. " In Voice under F. Morse Wemple. Vice-President of Junior Class. Assistant Treasurer of Senior Class. Member of Class Day and Class Book Committees. MILDRED MADOLIN BECROFT Wallingford, Conn. " The mildest manners and the gentlest heart. " In Pianoforte under F. F. Lincoln. MAUDE ALTRUDA BEAUDRY A X ft. Westfield, Mass. " To love is the least of the faults of a loinng woman. " In Voice under Charles A. White. Member of Entertainment Committee in Senior Year. EDITH MARIE BERGGREN Worcester, Mass. " They are never alone that are accom- panied with noble thoughts. " In Pianoforte under F. F. Lincoln. Member of " Neumc " Committee in Junior Year. GERTRUDE GAVITT BRAILEY Boston, Mass. " Xot half conscious of her powers. " In Pianoforte under Alfred Dc Voto. ISABEL WADSWORTH CLARK Portland, Oregon " As for bidding me not work, one might as well put a kettle on the fire, and say ' Now, don ' t boil ' . ' " In Pianoforte under George Proctor. LAURA LUCILLE BROWN, M r. Brookville, Pa. " A heart to resolve, a head to contrive and a hand to execute. " In Voice under Charles A. White. Assistant Business Manager of Class Book. President of New England Conserva- tory Tennis Association. LENORA CHARLOTTE CLARK Arroyo Grande, Cal. " Merit will make its way anywhere. " In Pianoforte under F. F. Lincoln. LORETTA KATHERYN CURLEY Pittsfield, Mass. " O, blest with temper whose unclouded ray, ( an make tomorrow- cheerful as today. " In Voice under F. Morse Wemple. Member of Finance Committee in Junior Year. Member of Entertainment and Class Day Committees in Senior Year. MAYBELLE DAY, M $ K. Boston, Mass. " An expression of extreme innocence. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. ALICE PALMER DAVIS, M E. Rochester, N. Y. " She tells you flatly what her mind is. " In Voice under Charles A. White. Chairman of Finance Committee in both Junior and Senior years. Assistant Business Manager of Class Book. MARY ROSE DE LUCA East Boston, Mass. " There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as good humor. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. ALITA DREW EAMES Seattle, Wash. " Stand aichile, for here comes one in liaste. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. Member of Emblem Committee in Senior year. V LANE FRISBY Bethany, Mo. " In order to do great things, one must be enthusiastic. " In Pianoforte under Carl Stasny. Recording Secretary of Junior Class. ALFRED PAUL FISCHER, M A., Sinfonia. Jamaica Plain, Mass. " nature has gifted a man with powers of argument, a man has a right to make the best of them. " In Flute under Arthur Brooke. Corresponding Secretary of Junior Class. ELISE MATILDA FULTON Maiden, Mass. " Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. " In Pianoforte under Carl Stasny. RUTH MARIE GORMAN Dorchester, Mass. " She smiles and smiles, and will not sigh. " In Pianoforte under F. Addison Porter. BELLE ELIZABETH GARDNER Roxbury, Mass. " Man ' s love is of man ' s life, a thing apart, ' Tis woman ' s whole existence. " In Voice under Charles A. White. Chairman of Entertainment Com- mittee in both Junior and Senicr years. Member of Class Book Committer. AGNES GOTTSCHALK New Orleans, La. " That same face of yours, looks like the title page to a whole volume of ' roguery ' . " In Pianoforte under Edwin Klahre. Member of Entertainment Committee in both Junior and Senior years. MYRTHA MARIE GUNDERSON St. Paul, Minn. Oh, when I sec that smile appear. My heart again is filled with cheer. " n Pianoforte under Edwin Klalire. DURA ELIZABETH GILBERT 1 M F. Cambridge, Mass. " Those graceful acts. Those thousand decencies, that daily flow from all her words and actions. " In Voice under Charles A. White. Member of Emblem Com mittee in Junior year. Chairman of Class Day Committee. Member of Entertainment Committee in Senior year. Associate Editor of Class Book. ALVERA CAROLINE GUSTAFSON Florence, Mass. " Compliments only make me hold my tongue the more. " In Pianoforte under Clayton Johns. MARY MARGARET HIGGINS Wellsville, N. Y. " A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. " In Pianoforte under Kurt Fischer. HELEN MARGARET HERTRICH Sprague, Wash. " I know you have a gentle, noble temper, A soul as even as a calm. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. Member of Class Day Committee. DOROTHY VERNON HILLS, M 4 E. Delaware, Ohio. A dimple is a tiny thing, to dream of and regret; i But how that dimple twinkled — - 1 never can forget. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. Member of Finance Committee in Junior year. VERA MINNIE JOHNSON Northfield, Vt. " As sweet and musical As bright A p polio ' s lute. " In Pianoforte under Kurt Fischer. In Orj an under Henry M. Dunham. MARY ALICE HOLMAN Portland, Oregon. " Where more is meant than meets the ear. " In Pianoforte under Henry Goodrich. ESTHER CROSBY KELLOGG Boston, Mass. " Blest be the Tie that Binds. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennde. Member of Emblem Committee in Senior year. ROBERTA KENNARD Glendora, Calif. " For, though I am not splenetive and rash, yet have I in me something dangerous. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Yoto. Chairman of " Neume " Committee in Junior year. EDNA IRENE KLAR Middleboro, Mass. " And I oft have heard defended, Little said is soonest mended. " In Clarinet under Rudolph Toll. MARTHA MADELIENE LINTON Clinton, Mass. " The world is full of good talkers, but good listners are rare. " In Pianoforte under Eustace B. Rice. EVA SUSANA MORTENSEN Dorchester, Mass. " A manner so plain, unaffected and sincere. " In Pianoforte under Henry Goodrich. MARY ALICE NOYES Vinalhaven, Maine " We can never be too cautions. " In Pianoforte uwler Kurt Fischer. MILLIE JUNE PADDOCK Pawlet, Vt. " Frank of speech and genuinely sincere. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. MAUD ELLEN PIKE Norway, Maine Punctuality is the politeness of kings. " n Pianoforte under Lucy Dean. AGNES DONALDSON RE ID, M r. Baltimore, Md. " And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all she knew. " In Voice under Charles H. Bennett. Member of Finance Committee in Senior year. President of Phi Mu Gamma Sorority. BEATRICE RAGSDALE Madill, Okla. " The choicest goods come in small packages. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. Associate Editor of Class Book. Member of Finance Committee in Senior year. GERHARD C. RINGGENBERG Ames, Iowa " Little at the first, but mighty at the last. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. Member of the Class Day Committee. EVA ROBINA SEMPLE West Somerville, Mass. " ndustry is the keystyne of prosperity. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. Chairman of the Emblem Committee in Senior year. HERBERT WILHELM RINGWALL Bangor, Maine " The world knows nothing of its greatest men. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. Winner of the Mason and Hamlin Prize. EDITH AYLESWORTH SHAW Manchester Center, Vt. " Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven. " In Pianoforte under Kurt Fischer. HELEN MARIE SOLBERG Melrose, Mass. " Her neat figure, Iter sober, womanly ' step. " In Pianoforte under David S. Blanpied. LAURA ALICE VENABLE Roanoke, Va. " Neat as a pin and blooming as a rose. " In Voice under Charles A. White. Member of Emblem Committee in Junior year. Member of Entertainment Committee in Senior year. ETHEL KATHARINE THOMPSON Alma, Neb. " She hath courage in a marked degree. " In Pianoforte under Carl Stasny. DAISY MAUD WEBB Ardmore, Okla. " .4 student of excellent worth. " In Pianoforte under George Proctor. ETHEL HUNTER WHITE Everett, Mass. " A quiet, thoughtful maiden. " In Pianoforte- under Edwin Klahre. MARION ELIZABETH WEBSTER Northfield, Mass. " The will to do well, which is the next thing to having power. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. ALICE EUGENIA WHITEHOUSE West Newton, Mass. " There is no substitute for thorough- going, ardent and sincere earnestness. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. GLADYS ALMA WHITMORE Lowell, Mass. " At the mention of her name, words of praise rise to our lips. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. GERTRUDE FAY WHITTEMORE Skowhegan, Me. " Joys have I many, but cares have I none. " In Pianoforte under Dr. J. Albert Jeffery. KATHLEEN WRIGHT Lowell, Mass. " A well balanced mind is truly a gift. " In Violin under Felix Winternitz. MRS. CHARLOTTE LINNELL- WRYE Boston, Mass. " If a body meet a body by the name of ' Wrye ' Shoidd auld acquaintance be forgotV In Voice under Sullivan A. Sargent. CANDIDATES FOR SOLOISTS DIPLOMA GERTURDE ELIZABETH KELLEY Fitchburg, Mass. (Class of 1912 ) " Never less alone than when alone. " In Pianoforte under Charles Dennee. CHESTER SHELDON COOK, i M A, Sinfonia Watertown, Mass. (Class of 1912.) " I am not to be satisfied with what does for other people. " In Pianoforte under Alfred De Voto. MARGARET ANNA KENT, A X a. South Boston, Mass. (Class of 1913.) " Too confident to give admittance to a thought of fear. " In Pianoforte under Anna Stovall- Lothian. MIMA BELLE MONTGOMERY, A X Q. Salida, Col. (Class of 1913 ) " There was something very winning in her haughty manner. " In Voice under Charles A. White. CAROLINE CHRISTINA TAGEN Dorchester, Mass. (Class of 1913.) Silence is the perfect herald of joy; I were but little happy if I could say how much. " In Pianoforte under F. Addison Porter. SENIOR CLASS HISTORY HE greatest privilege of any student is to become a Senior in the institution in which all his fondest dreams and hopes are centered. That " History repeats itself " is just as true of the Class of 1914 as of 1913. for the faculty must grind out a Senior class every year. We have shared with other classes the same advantages in the foremost music school of America. But after all, that is a matter relating to the school itself. To the historian is it given to prove before the whole world that his class is the most marvelous one which has ever gone forth from his school. We, therefore, take pride in saying that the Class of 1914 is most distinguished. We are the second largest graduating class in the history of the New England Conservatory, and the spirit which the Class of 1914 has manifested during the past two years has probably never before been equalled. Any one who is acquainted with the school knows the significance of such a statement. Out of a class num- bering nearly a hundred, one-fourth of the members reside outside of Boston proper. This fact, together with the arrangement of classes and lessons which is peculiar to a school of music, could form a splendid argument for non-attendance at class meetings. But this class is too enterprising to allow any of its members to resort to such an excuse. As an example of our class spirit, we might instance a long-to-be-re- membered meeting at which our Director was announced to speak, and at which larger numbers were present than any preceding class meeting could boast of. It might not be amiss to mention here chat at this gathering, Mr. Chadwick gave special praise to the class and our president, Henry Damsky — a presence not to be dealt with lightly — for being the first class in the histc-y--of the Conservatory that had generously responded to its class dues. It has been said that that spirit which breathes in a nation, an insti- tution, or a school is incarnated in the spirit of the individual, and without it a nation, an institution, or a school is a vain and useless thing. We have had this spirit in a marked degree. It is true we gained a great deal through the heritage of former classes, and we hope that our experiences will help smooth the way for the classes in the future. We came together from the four corners of the earth filled with illusions, hopes and aspirations that are common to students the wide world over. With fear and trembling we crossed the threshhold of " 59, " but with normal pulse-beats we came out again. The passing of the Junior entrance examinations marked the first grave step in our history. We were welded together as a class by Mr. Chadwick on October 30, 1912. As we take a final retrospect of our Junior year, there are three class social affairs which stand out in striking relief. They were an " Ac- quaintance Party, " a Dance given for the Seniors, and our Junior Concert of May 28, which was a great success. PROGRAMME GUILMANT BRAHMS LISZT BAERMANN CORELLI Marche Religieuse, for the Organ MR. JOSEPH DERRICK (Springfield) Song, " Botschaft " MISS MARION FEELEY (BrookWi Etude, " Waldesrauschen " ) Etude in F major j MISS MARJORIE GASKINS (Sunbury, Pa.) Violin Sonata in A major MISS KATHLEEN WRIGHT (Lowell) For Pianoforte BEMBERG Aria from Elaine: " Rappelle en ton coeur ' MR. LYLE TRUSSELLE (Boston) LISZT Etude in F minor, for Pianoforte MISS BEATRICE RAGSDALE (Madill. Okla.) KL ' HLAU Adagio ) irorn o P . 57, No. I, Allegro vivace J ,or A ute MR. ALFRED FISCHER (Jamaica Plain) DONIZETTI Aria from La Figlia di Reggimento : " Convien partir MISS BELLE GARDNER (Roxbury) SAINT-SAENS Variations upon a theme by Beethoven, for two Pianofortes MISSES MAE and WILHELMINA COTTON (Newtonville) As Juniors, we stood somewhat in the shadow of the Ciass of 1913, but in this our Senior year we stand without a peer. This year we have been a " live wire. " Not for one moment have we allowed the grass to grow under our feet. Enthusiasm and class loyalty have reigned supreme. This was shown to a great extent by the persistent appeals made by the Neume Committee, the President and the class itself to the Directory Committee for a continued annual publication of a class book. The Directory Committee made insistent demands that we have no Neume, but it found we were a class to be reckoned with, and many private conferences followed. Our slogan was: " We will have a class book. " Out of this idea grew the great and good desire to have a book known as the " Senior Class Book. " Our point was finally gained, and the result lias materialized into this book. Although constructed on very conservative lines, with little opportunity for originality, we feel proud to offer it to the Conservatory as the first number of a unique Class Book. On November 13, 1913, the Seniors entertained the Juniors at a dance in Recital Hall. For the first time in two years the ban on dancing was lifted, and we enjoyed the modern dances. Near the end of the first half-year, the class got together at a " Twisted Whist " party, given in the chapter rooms of Sinfonia Fraternity, closely followed by a dance in February, to which escorts were invited. And yet again we made merry at the " Country Fair. " It was there in the " merrie month of May " that the fortune teller revealed to us our future careers. Of great importance to the Senior Class was the Mason and Hamlin annual prize competition, which was held in Jordan Hall, Monday afternoon, April 0. There were ten Seniors competing for the coveted grand piano — ten talented Seniors of whom we were justly proud. A decision of the judges, Dr. Karl Muck, Mr. Harold Bauer and Mr. Chadwick, awarded the piano to Herbert W. Ringwall. The Class Concert, the Ciass Dance, the Aiumni Banquet and the joyous festivities of Commencement Week we have yet to enjoy to- gether before we say a iast farewell. We shall leave these halls with deep regret and sadness, but around thee, Alma Mater, will cling the dearest joys of our student days, the fondest memories of our instructors and of one another. Thou hast opened to us a greater and a happier life of service to the world. Where- ever we may go, we will cherish thee in our hearts, and lay at thy altar all worldlv achievements. DURA ELIZABETH GILBERT. Words by Gladys Gilbf.kt Hunt and Ai.ita Drew Ea.mes Moderato. Glaes Song Music by Alita Drew Eames = — q =1 -1 — m . . i. The time has come, oh, class mates dear, When we must say goodbye, No long - er z. To all our teach - ers now we give, Our thanks and loy - al praise For all their nine - teen fourteen dear, We ' ll pledge our love to - day. That thru the I 8va ' thru these dear old halls, We ' ll kind - ness here to us, Thru years of life to come, Thy pass the time a - way. all these hap - py days, mem - o - ry shall stay. The hap - py years have come and gone, And sen-iors now are Their help and pa - tience for us all, Have led us to this Our col - ors too a - gain will wave, And ev - er raise on we, And now must say our day, To start us now thru high, And live our mot - to CTtS JJ — f » " ff % Refrain. last farewell, And onourwaymust be. Goodbye dear old " Con " Goodbye N. E. C. Fare-well, oh nine - teen four - teen, Our life to go, As by their guiding way. to the end, As in ;he days gone by. song we sing to thee, Days will come and go, But thru the future years, Thy mem-o ries will with us stay,And all thy love and cheer. O pause. Classmates, a little while; Life ' s threshold lies before. Together we have sought the heights Anrid life ' s din and roar, and strife. Though oft the struggle bore us down To depths of darkness and despair Where groping blindly seemed a snare, Yet far above in radiant light Thy form, dear Alma Mater, loomed so bright. That weakness, fear, and vain alarms Pled quickly from our weary souls Like heavy, treach ' rous veils of mist That roil back from the city ' s gate Revealing sunshine through the clouds. And now we go our ways alone Each to his own life task; But in the heart of every one Sing melodies divinely wrought. And if a gleam of truth we ' ve caught By contact with a high ideal — A truth, no son and daughter may conceal ' Tis duty bids we give ourselves In willing service for mankind As thou, dear mother, freely gave Of thy sweet self that we might find True happiness and peace of mind. O pause, Classmates, a little while; Life ' s threshold lies before. D. E. G. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Carl Jackson Farnsworth President Anna M. Baker Vice-President Dorothea Young Recording Secretary Gertrude Matthews Corresponding Secretary Harry E. Mueller Treasurer Ada Chadwick Assistant Treasurer Entertainment Committee Ada Chadwick Ava Dodge Esther Jones Anna M. Baker Anna Earnshaw Howard Goding Gertrude Matthews Finance Committee Ralph Russell Lelia M. Harvey Margaret E. Butman By-Law Committee Gladys Zimmerman Gertrude Rhoda Nissenbaum Carl Jackson Farnsworth Emblem Committee Maud Briggs Marion Heermans Mildred H. Vinton Anna M. Levine Catherine Crowley JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY 9 T would take an author of great mental powers and a master of the pen to write a page of facts that would do justice to the Junior Class of 1915. I suppose we have the right, at any rate, we have taken the privilege, of being so conceited as to believe that our Class is the Class, and that our predecessors lacked some of our enthusiasm and originality. Yet it may be possible thac we are merely keeping alive a form of con- ceit that has predominated in every Junior Class. We hope, however, that we shall not hinder this habit from becoming stronger when it spreads its influence over the class that is to succeed us, for any organiza- tion that lacks enthusiasm and a belief that it can surpass the efforts of its predecessors soon sinks into oblivion. Anybody who entered within the four walls of our Alma Mater during the first few weeks of the new school year would have mistrusted that something was to happen. Evidence of a coming event was casting its shadow. Although faint, it gave signs of increasing, and was tending to concentrate into definite forms. The murmurings of the few increased and spread to the multitude. Then placards an- nounced the day on which all forces would congregate and fix its purpose. On October 29, 1913, there came into existence an organization known as the Junior Class of 1915, a class whose ambition was as high as the stars and destined to play an important role in the events of the year. Our first great desire was to " get acquainted " and " stay acquainted. " We had unconsciously adopted the slogan of the Class of 1911, and if the members of that class had been present at our " Ac- quaintance Party " on November 17, 1913, they would have witnessed the most successful party that has ever been held in Recital Hall. Good fellowship ruled supreme that evening, and all credit is due to our excellent Entertainment Committee. At one of the first class meetings, crimson and white were chosen as the class colors. Not to be outdone by former classes in originating and carrying into effect new ideas, we purchased a gavel which it is our intention to hand down to other Junior classes. On December 15, 1913, our committee again gave evidence of its proficiency in the art of entertaining, by inviting us to a " Christmas Tree Party. " Each person present was presented with a small gift, and a bag of " real candy " and popcorn. Our next social affair in May, is not soon to be forgotten as it eclipsed all previous attempts at en- tertaining. There are many weeks to come before we cease to exist as a Junior class officially, and there is no doubt but that a progressive mind will suggest something that will cause the class of 1915 to be immortal. As we look back at our accomplishments of the past few months, there is much cause for satisfaction ; and as we look forward with expectancy into the future, we feel sure that it has a great deal in store for us. For, the policy of the Class of 1915 is two-fold: in glory of 1915, and in the cultivating of a strong spirit of loyalty to our Alma Mater. CARL JACKSON FARNSWORTH. THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION " Every Student a Graduate; Every Graduate an Alumnus. " T ' HE New England Conser- vatory Alumni Association has one interest that stands out above all others — the graduating class. It has a message to those who are soon to enter into a new relation with the Conservatory. As the wise father admonishes his son who starts out for the city, " Be honest! " , and the captain charges the recruit, " Be obedient! " , the employer — the apprentice, " Be prompt! " , and the teacher — the pupil, " Be diligent, " even so the alma mater speaks out to her sons and daughters, " BE LOYAL! " The truly successful commander is he who commands not only men and women, but respect, devotion and loyalty. He must, per- force, stand for something worthy. If he do not, he will be liable to find scorn, mutiny and rebellion within the ranks. To that degree that your alma mater commands respect will you be loyal. She has given to you knowledge and you possess now an aspiration to gain wisdom. How better then can yon serve her, than to prove ever a worthy exponent of New England Conservatory training and discipline and to keep a heart all agiow for the old school that equipped you with a cultured musical mind? Seniors, with your splendid class spirit, I am forced to believe that you have come to realize that enthusiasm, college spirit, brotherhood, sisterhood in the student is worth while. And if these are worth while during the student days, assuredly loyalty in the graduate years is sound logic. You have registered year after year for study, and now comes the opportunity for you to register for loyalty in the Alumni Association — an organized body with a field of usefulness. We need the keen brains of the seniors in our Forward Movement because we recognize in you today, the most available, serviceable and significant resource of this school. Are you not to go into the world as brand-new, living, working exemplars of what the alma mater has done for you and made you? Work for the alma mater outside of her walls with the same per- severance and efficiency that you have worked for yourselves within her walls. Seek a place in the front ranks of the alumni army among the outposts, pickets and cavalry skirmishers and not lie back in the ambulance corps following on behind. There are now over four hundred of life members of whom Lillian Nordica, 76, stands out pre-eminent. Numbers make for enthusiasm which in turn yields the leaven for more work and finer accomplishment. What a signal stroke should all the members of the class of 1914 enroll themselves as life workers in the Alumni Association for the sake of N. E. C! The news would be Hashed to graduates everywhere and the impetus to the organized a ' .umni body would he immediate and powerful. The heritage bequeathed to you should inspire you to work, devotion and success. Your alma mater was founded with a peculiar reverence, a consecration to duty, an unflagging perseverance I cannot help 1 elieve that Eben Tourjec must have had a soul-stirring vision of some great monument, such as ours, to the cause of music and education else how shall one account for that unceasing personal sacrifice — the tiue index of greatness — his ever-constant labor, his God-pervading and man-winning personality? Founded in the little town of East Greenwich. R. [., fifty-seven years ago, with obscure teachers and a mere handful of pupils, and despite adversity of every kind, this insti- tution thrives today with seventeen hundred graduates, three thousand yearly students, a faculty world-famous! She must flourish in the days to come, for this Conservatory was born into the world in honor to fill a place in the minds and hearts of a music-loving people. Wed might she be called, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and four- teen, the United States Conservatory of Music ' Seniors, a Conservatory diploma is no mean asset to you; your life as a musician is of no slight import to the Conservatory; but greater than either and both are your life and work as a loyal alumnus to your alma mater. It must not matter whether or not you have liked this man or that man, this rule or that rule; the institution itself is bigger than any one man or company of men, or rule or code of rules. If you can read on your diploma that you have not only graduated in piano, organ, voice or violin, but that you have graduated from prejudice, pettiness, iealousy, and envy, you will be the possessors of priceless parchments. The future of the New England Conservatory is in the hands of her graduates as they go on to the field of world work. If they, by indif- ference, negligence or malice, besmirch her name, alas! If they glory in her, all is well. In faith, sacrifice and devotion was your alma mater founded. In obedience to duty, fidelity to principle, reverence for tradition will she be preserved; and the conscrvers, like those of any and all great institutions of learning the world over, will be the alumni who catch the true spirit in the student service and who go forth loving the alma mater with a loyalty that for all time will work and win for her. PERCY JEWETT BURRELL ' 96 President of the Alumni Association. NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY HELLENIC SOCIETY ANN ELIZA WHITTEN President Officers Ann Eliza Whitten President Dura Elizabeth Gilbert First Vice-President Mrs. Aiice Duffy-Brine Second Vice-President Keith C. Brown Third Vice-President Henry Damsky Recording Secretary Ella Nord Corresponding Secretary Ada Chadwick Treasurer Ava Dodge Assistant Treasurer Mr. O. E. Mills Auditor The Hellenic Society was formed in December 1910, by the four national Greek letter societies at the New England Conservatory, with Mr. F. Otis Drayton as the first president. At that time there was felt a lack of collective gathering among the students, hence the Greek organization with the following object in the Constitution: L. To promote thorough co-operation and affiliation. a Closer friendship among the members of the national Greek letter societies at the Conservatory and to bind them together in a spirit, of true friendship and mutual helpfulness. b The advancement of graduate and undergraduate interests of the Conservatory. c To assist worthy students by the establishment of free scholarships. d And in general to aid the Conservatory, assist each other and further the true progress of art. During the four years of the existence of the Hellenic Society it has been the forum for discussion at the regular monthly meetings of general fraternity matters, and we also have enjoyed many social evenings. This year the gatherings have been of unusual interest, as we have had as our guests for the first time, Mr. Chadwick and Mr. Goodrich, who addressed us as fraternity men rather than as the Direc- tor and Dean of our school. We are also looking forward to the honor of having Dr. Black meet with us, and enjoy hearing his reminiscences of his student life at Edinburgh. The annual dance at the Copley- Plaza, given for the benefit of our scholarship fund, was the usual brilliant and enjoyable affair. The Hellenic Society is the one medium at the Conservatory through which inter-fraternal interest may be per petuated and form a more intimate relationship between the authorities and the fraternities as a whole. A. E. W. ALPHA CHI OMEGA (rounded October 15, 1885) Colors: Scarlet and olive green. Flowers: Scarlet carnation with smilax. Opex Motto: Together let us seek the Heights. Greencastle, Ind. . . Albion, Mich. . . Evanston, 111. Active Chapters Alpha De Pauw University Beta Albion College ( i am ma Northwestern University. . Di lta Allegheny College Meadville, Pa. Epsilon University of Southern California Los Angeles, Cal. Zeta New England Conservatory of Music. .. Boston, Mass. Ann Arbor, Mich. Champaign, 111 Madison, Wis. Syracuse, N. Y. Indianola, la. Boulder. Col. Lincoln, Neb. Baldwin, Kan. Theta University of Michigan Iota University of Illinois Kappa University of Wisconsin Lambda University of Syracuse Mr Simpson College Nr University of Colorado Xi University of Nebraska Omicron Baker University Pi University of California Berkeley, Cal Rho University of Washington Seattle, Wash. Sk;m a University of Iowa Iowa City, la. Ta tl Brenau College Gaine iville, Ga. Upsilon James Millikin University Decatur, 111. Alumnae Chapters Alpha Alpha Chicago, 111. Zeta Zeta Beta Beta .... Indianapolis, Ind Gamma Gamma . .New York City Delta Delta. . Los Angeles, Cal Epsilon Epsilon. . Detroit, Mich . . . Boston, Mass. Eta Eta Madison, Wis. Theta Theta. . . .Berkeley, Cal. Iota Iota Seattle, Wash. Kappa Kappa .... Lincoln, Neb. Lambda Lambda, Grand Rapids, Mich. Maude Bcaudry May Bishop Maud Briggs Ida Bunting Olive Cutter Florence Davies Gladys Day Ava Dodge Zeta Chapter Marjoric Gaskins Jane Gray Margaret Kent Angelica L ' Amorcaux Mima Montgomery Pauline Nelson Barbara Nelson Ella Nord Honorary Members Florence O ' Neil Mabel Rathbone Mildred Ridley George Thonssen Willie Kate Travis Helen Wegmann Belle Wilson Ann Eliza Whitten Mme. Adele Aus Der Ohe Mrs. H. H. A. Beach Mme. Helen Hopckirk Mme. Fannie Bloomfieid-Zeislcr Mine. Antoinette Szumowska Miss Margaret Ruthvcn Lang Mme Maud Powell Mme. Julia Rive King Mme. Ellen Beach Yaw Mme. Maria Decca Mrs. Henry Howe Lavin Miss Neally Stevens Miss Adele Verne Mme. Teresa Carreno ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY SINFONIA Musical Fraternity of America. Established at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, October 20, 1898. Incorporated 1904. Alpha . . Beta . . . Delta Epsilon Zeta. . . Eta .... Theta Iota. . . . Kappa Mi No Actiie Chapters . . Boston, Mass. . Philadelphia, Pa. . . .Ithaca, N. Y. Ann Arbor, Mich. . . Columbia, Mo. . Cincinnati, Ohio . .Syracuse, N. Y. . . . Evanston, 111. . Baltimore, Mrl. . . Norman, Okla. .Granville, Ohio Omic ron Cincinnati, Ohio Grand Suj Feme President (Honorary) Ossian E. Mills, Alpha. Ralph E. Booth William B. Burbank Chester S. Cook Henry Damsky F. Otis Drayton William F. Deusinger Leonard Plank ALPHA CHAPTER Active Members William J. Kaiser Clement Lenom Charles DeRoss McAlister Ossian E. Mills Frank John Neubauer Alfred P. Fischer Carl J. Farnsworth Schuyler W. Horton C. Ronald Greene George W. Chadwick Henrv Russell C. Roland Reasoner Eustace B. Rice Frank V. Russell Ralph Russell Honorary Members Wallace Goodrich George B. Cortclycu Ebcn D. Jordan Arthur Shepherd Arthur Soderman R. A. Simonds Sullivan Sargent Frederick L. Trowbridge Adolph Vogel, Jr. George A. Webster F. Morse Wemple Harry Read Wilkins Justin Evans Williams Frederick S. Converse Louis C. Elson PH! Ml ' ALPHA, SINFONIA FRATERNITY PHI MU GAMMA Founded in Hollins Institute Hollins, Virginia, November 17, 1S9S Colors : Turquoise Blue and Black Flowers: Pink Roses and Forget-Me-NotS Jewels: Pearls and Turquoise Dorothy Bird L. Lucille Brown Catherine Crowley Violet te Cann Edith M. Davis Dura Elizabeth Gilbert Gladys Gilbert Hunt Marion Heermans Eta ( ' hapter Active Members Maude Marguerite Hardstock Eunice Horton Ingham Ruby Edwina Knapp Lucy Walker Lyons Gladys Munroe Jennette Lindsay North Ruth S. Piers Armida H. Richardson Mildred Ruth Rose Agnes Donaldson Reid Marjorie William Schadt Hazel Sparks Carrie Thompson Gladys Lucile Wickins Erie Worthem Honorary M embers Mrs. Carl Baermann Mrs. Wallace Goodrich Mine. Ramon Blanchart Mme. Augusto Rotoli Mrs. Lilla Ormond-Dennis Mrs. Clara Kathleen Rogers Mrs. Chanes Dennee Mme. Marcella Sembrich Mrs. Minnie Maddcrn-Fiske Mrs. F. Morse Wemple PHI Ml GAMMA SORORITY MU PHI EPSILON MUSICAL PROGRAM FOR THE VI ' AR Lvdia B. White President Wagner Operas Mabel M. Chambers.. Vice- ■President Story of the Flying Dutchman Anna M. Baker November 4 nene Recording Secretary Music Lydia White Discussion Alice Brine Alice P. Davis Treasurer Creola Ford December 2 Story of Lohengrin Francis Boelen C orrespondt ng secretary Music Creola Ford n tSlC TtUrl Discussion Alice Davis January 13 Story of Tannhauser Jessie Hollecker Active Members Music Pearl Talbot Discussion Dorothv Hills Alice Allen Dorothy Hills February 10 Story of Das Rheingold Ruth Bullard Francis Boelen Jessie Hollecker Music May belle Day Discussion Bula Shull Alice Duffy-Brine Ora Larthard Ruth Bullard Vesta Loockerman March 10 Storv of Siegfried Maybelle Day iviusic Ada Chadwick Marguerite Neekamp lVTar , ' iioritf NpoWamt ' ) . 1 i I 1 tl UL I 1 1 ' X v ' r . I I 11 u Lyla Edgerton Bula Shull March 24 Story of Walkure Dorothy Willis Constance Freeman Gertrude Squyer Music Lyla Edgerton Discussion Alice Brine Gertrude Gcntsch Pearl Talbot Marguerite Gilman Alice White April 28 Story of Gotterdammerung Alice White Music Ada Chadwick Mabel K. Hackett Dorothy Willis Discussion Mabel Chambers Helen Hartley Edith Potter May 26 Story of Die Meistersinger Vesta Larkerman MU PHI EPSILON SORORITY KAPPA GAMMA PSI FRATERNITY Officers Frederick Earlc President Frank Lamoureaux Vice-President Archibald Swift Recording Secretary Carl Bergmann Corresponding Secretary William J. Bailey Treasurer William Pontin Sergeant-at-arms Active Members Harold Stewart Oscar Ecklund Arthur Ecklund George Shaw Colin Richmond Dean Stewart Lester Root George Kenneally Clarence Herfurth Willard Newman Marshall Bidwell George Rowe Alan Kelley Arthur Williams Frank Watson Associate Member George L. Gardner INewLng ' and , Conservatory of MUSIC GEORGE W. 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