University of Wisconsin River Falls - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

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Z 9 7. U sC Ajl -1m ELE THAnT1 ®i}e UrUtpatt YEAR BOOK OF THE CLASS OF 1917 RIVER FALLS STATE NORMAL SCHOOLWhen breezes are soft and skies are fair, I steal an hour from study and care, And hie away to the woodland.scene, Where wanders the stream with waters of green. Yet, fair as thou art, thou shunnest to glide, Beautiful stream! by the village side; But windest away from haunts of men, To quiet valley and shaded glen. Page 2r M ELET EAnT- And forest and meadow and slope of hill Around thee arc lonely, lovely and still, Lonely—save when, by thy rippling tides From thicket to thicket the angler glides. But I wish that fate had left me free To wander these quiet haunts with thee, Till the eating cares of earth should depart, And the peace of the scene pass into my heart. —Bryant Page 3 • 3- 1 ELETEAl 1- DEDICATION To the fathers and mothers whose sacrifices have made it possible for us to enjoy the benefits of this school, the Senior Class affectionately dedicates this volume of the Meletean. Page 4V • lELETEAf ■ FOREWORD The making of this, the sixth volume of the Meletean, has been a great experience. We present it to our friends with the hope that they may derive some pleasure from its perusal. The Meletean Staff. Page 5- 1 ELETEAhf m MR. A. J. WICKLAND To Mr. Wickland, who for four years guided our Senior Class through the joys and sorrows of school life, the Class of 1917 sends greetings. Through this page we wish to express how much we have felt his absence from our school. Many times have we heard, “If Mr. Wickland were only here!” The Boys’ Glee Club have missed their old leader and all of us have bemoaned the lack of song at general assembly this year. The Class of 1917 desires to wish Mr. Wickland the best of success in his new work and to assure him of a hearty welcome upon his return to the River Falls State Normal.MR. W. H. HUNT The Senior Class has been particularly happy in having as its advisor this year Mr. W. H. Hunt, who became a member of our faculty in 1916. Mr. Hunt has been ever ready with the kindly word of advice and the helpful practical suggestion. He has won for himself a secure place in the hearts of the students; we feel that in him we have a friend as well as an advisor. Through his guidance the Senior Class of 1917 is riding into the last port of the school year with flying colors. Page 7.'MELETEAi '. Editor-in-chief Assistant Editor Business Manager C. V. La Duke Ebba ahlstrom A. F. Zaifke THE STAFF 1st row, left to right. Humor. Florence Pearson, Douglas Allard. Alumni, Nathalie Dclandcr. 2nd row, left to right. Organizations. Frank Brcndcmuchl, Lcora Elliott. Athletics. Jane O’Connell, Ralph Proper. 3rd row, left to right. Art. Carol Higgins, Marion Mulrooney, Theresa Willink. 4th row, left to right. Assistant Business Managers. Laurence Thomson, Wesley Deichsel. Literary. Aralda Kamkc. Photographer Ivan Ley. 5th row, left to right. Locals. Ruth Huntzickcr, Charles Hines, Edith Cranston. Page 8Page 10_r "L Book I —The School. Book II —Literary Book III —Organizations Book IV —Athletics Book V —School Doings Book VI —Alumni Book VII —Humor Book VIII —Advertising h- JZ ■ j r m BBSS ■1111 lipyji ss iM TfMUw Pago 11Pags 12. IELETEAIsT. A FREE-HAND TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT CRABTREE He is a big man— If he were as big as his heart He would have the U. S. for a Back yard. He is a big man— If he were as big as His sympathies are broad • He would live On ’Lympus. He is a big man— If he were as big as The love of the hundreds Whose lives he has Influenced, he would Straddle the world. He is a big man— If he were as big as He thinks himself little The sun would Never cease shining Upon him. He is a big man. Page 13. lELETEANf- MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY Crabtree, James William, President. B. Ed., Peru State Normal; B. A. and M. A. U. of Neb. •Adams, Effie, Domestic Art. B. S. Kansas State Agricultural College. Columbia Univ. Ames, Jesse H., Supt. Training School, Pedagogy. Stevens Point State Normal; Ph. B., U. of Wis. •Armstrong, Irma Belle, Primary Training Teacher. R. F. S. N.; U. of Chicago; Columbia Univ. Beddai.l, Lois, Training Teacher, R. F. S. N. Berg, Marie B. K., Intermediate Training Teacher. Stevens Point State Normal; U. of Wis. Bridges, Mabel L., Training School Nebraska State Normal Peru, A.B., U. of Neb. Casler, Henrietta, Drawing and Art. Graduate, Milwaukee. Clark, Warren W., Agriculture. R. F. S. N.; B. S. A., U. of Wis. Clark, Lewis Hi., Mathematics. Print of H. S. Dept. Whitewater Normal; Northwestern Univ.; Chicago Univ. Davison, W B., History and Economics. Prin. Primary Dept. Superior State Normal; B. A. and M. A. U. of Wis. Dkneen, Marie, Rural Dept. Hamlinc Univ.; B. A., U. of Minn. Eller, Walter, Reviews. Normal, III. Ewing, Marjorie, Mathematics, R. F. S. N.; Scudder School; U. of Minn. Fleming, Elizabeth J., Training Teacher; Lake Forest Univ.; Teachers College, Columbia Univ. Flood, Ida Marion, I ntermediate TrainingTcacher. Supervising Grades Public School. Massachusetts Normal; Tufts College; Medical Dept. Tufts. Goble, Lloyd, English. Prin. Grammar Dept., Charleston (111.) Normal; B. S. and M. S., Westfield College, Harvard Univ.; A. M., U. of 111. Hanna, O. M., English. A. B., Franklin College of Ind.; Ind. State Normal; U. of Chicago. Page 14■ 1ELETEA nT- MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY Hunt, W. I I., Principals Course. School Management. State Graded School Inspector of Wisconsin for many years. fHowARD, John E., Violin, Orchestra, Band. Pupil Z. G. Holms, St. Paul; Member St. Paul Symphony Orchestra 1909; Director Auditorium Orchestra, Stillwater, Minn. Soloist Univ. Extension. Jacobson, James Peter, Ass’t Physical Science.’ B. S. Beloit and M. S., U. of Wisconsin. t Private Lessons. • On leave of absence. Kargks, R. A., Physical Science. Prin. H. S. Dept. Whitewater State Normal; Ph. B., U. of Wis.; Ph. M., U. of Wis. Kuenninc, A. C., Agriculture. Peru State Normal, B. S., Agricultural College of Nebraska. Latta, Maud A., History. A. B., U. of Wis.; Bryn Mawr; U. of Chicago. Leavitt, Orpha, History. A. B., Doanc College; Lcland-Stanford; U. of Wis.; U. of Chicago. Malott, James I., Education. Prin. Rural Dept. Warrcnsburg State Normal; B. S., A. B., and M. A., U. of Mo. May, J. M., Agriculture. B. S., Kansas State Agricultural College. McDonald, Ethel, Dom. Science. B. S., Kansas State Agricultural College. McMillan, Mary B., Mathematics. Ph. B. and M. A., U. of Wis. Miiileis, Alice, Primary Training Teacher, R. F. S. N. On leave of absence. Mosher, Lovila Margaret, Librarian. B. S. and A. M.. Ripon. Prucha, Edward J., Oshkosh Normal; B. S. A., U. of Wis. Pardee, Carrie T., Drawing. Normal College, Albany. Sanford, Carolyn Bernice, Mathematics. Dean of Women. B. Pd., Normal College, Michigan; Columbia Univ. Schlosser, Nellie Louise, Expression. Boston School of Expression. Segerstrom, Wxi., Manual Training. R- F. S. N.; Stout Institute; Univ. of Wis. Sproat, Maud A., Training Teacher. Kan. State Normal School, Emporia; U. of Chicago; B. S., Teachers’ College, Columbia Univ. Stuaffer, E. C., English. A. B., Penn. College; U. of Penn. Stratton, C. G., B. A., Ypsilanti College, Mich. Swenson, Burt E., Physical Training. B. Ed., Peru State Normal; B. P. E., Training School, Springfield, Mass. Schlagkr, Helen J., Physical Training for Women. B. A., Wells College; New Haven Normal School of Gymnastics. Weberg. Edith E., Domestic Art, R. F. N. S.; S. P. N. S. Welles, W. S., Biology and Director School of Agriculture. Illinois Normal Univ.; B. S., U. of 111.; Grad, work U. of III. Whitenack, E. A., German. A. B., Rutgers College; Amherst College ; U. of Heidelberg. •Wickland, Arthur J., English B. Ed., Peru State Normal; A. B. and M. A., U. of Neb. Willet, Eugenie, Music. Springfield City Normal; American Institute of Normal Methods. Winans, Winifred, Assistant Librarian. Library School, U. of Wis. Wright, E. F., Manual Training. Warrcnsburg State Normal; B. S., U. of Mo.; Bradley Polytcchic Institute; Stout. On leave of absence. Page 15- 1ELE TEAfsT. POST GR 3 DU 3TLS The best things come in small packages; this is verified by the Post Graduate class at our dear old Normal. They arc small in number but legion in power and ability. They have brains, else why should they be in school now? They arc broad minded and can realize that they are still capable of growth and finish and know that they can best gain these under the White and Scarlet of our Alma Mater. They have found by contact with the hard cold world that there arc other things that one gets in his school career that arc higher and better and of greater worth than book knowledge, that the close acquaintanceship with the type of men and women that make up our faculty has a deep meaning and great influence on our character. There are other things that go to round out and complete our course, making the short years in Normal among the best years of our lives. These arc a spirit of brotherly love that exists between the River Falls Alumni wherever and whenever they chance to meet, and a spirit of cooperation between the faculty and the fellows on the team, between the team and the coach, and lastly, among the whole student body, all working toward one end and all boosting for Normal. With such a powerful combination there can be no such thing as failure. This is what has always brought success to our Alma Mater and always shall. When graduation is over and you have turned your back on the closed doors forever, this ability to co-operate with your fellow, no matter what your occupation may be, is the one thing that can bring you success. Every member in the Post Graduate class is a master in his particular calling. During the year they have been sought after to take up the duties of teaching. Some have gone and others have felt that they could not afford to lose that time from school. In all branches of school activities we have been well represented—look at the gridiron demons, Cudd and Lovell; our basket ball star, Pete; the debaters Taylor and Scarbrough and “others” among our number. We arc sure you will agree with us when we say that the Post Graduates are some Class!!! F. I.ovell.Page 17M ■ lELETEAf '. SENIORS CLASS OF 1917 First Semester Otto Egcebrecht Bess Buckley Esther Erlaxdsox Edwix Jewell ClIRISTlAX ETHUX Mr. W. H. Huxt OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Scrgeant-at-Arms Advisor Second Semester Ralph Hahsox Ebba Ahlstrom Pearl Trepaxier Narcisse Parxell Irvin Dickey Mr. W. H. Huxt In the year of 1912 began the history of the class of 1917. Some of the members entered from the model school of our Normal, and others entered from the public school of River Falls. In addition to this, many entered from different parts of Wisconsin. With the excellent leadership of our advisor, Mr. Wickland, the class grew and prospered by leaps and bounds. At the beginning of the school year of 1916 a great number of Students entered from different high schools of Wisconsin and other states. Great talent was found among these students, wftieh made our class one of the best in the history of the school. Mr. Wickland was called to other fields of work during the summer so that at the beginning of the 1917 school year our class was without an advisor. We were fortunate in getting Mr. Hunt to fill this vacancy. During this year he has ever been on the lookout for the welfare and progress of our class. Now as we leave our Alma Mater we leave it to the Juniors of the present year, and underclassmen to uphold the honor and standards of our school. We wish to see them perpetuate the progress and school spirit which is so evident here. We thank the teachers and instructors who have so faithfully and conscientiously guided us through our years of school life at this school. Here’s to our beloved President, who has made the progress of this school possible by having at all times the interest of the student at heart. When we are gone remember wc will at all times boost for our Alma Mater. In later years more will be heard from the Class of 1917. _________________________A Page 18r ■ 1ELET EAN. SENIOR MEN Douglas Allard River Falls, Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Glee Club, ’15, 16, ’17. Orchestra, 15, ’16, ’17. Band, ’16, ’17. German Club. Spirit Club, ’17. Mclctcan, ’17. Football, ’17. “He is passionately fond of fair maidens and sweet music.” H. J. Antholz M nitowoc, Wis. AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. M. C. A., ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’17. Lincolnian, ’17. “A polished gentleman.” Elmer Benson Clear Lake, Wis. GERMAN AND MATHEMATICS COURSE German Club, ’15, ’16. Treasurer German Club, ’15, ’16. Treasurer Junior Class, ’16. “Everything he does, he does well, and he does everything. Walter Bergen Iola, Wis. AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Glee Club ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’15, ’16, ’17. Y. rM. C. A., T5, T6, ’17. “My heart is in Iola.” Loyd Alvin Berglund Deer Park, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Deutsche Gesellschaft, ’16, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’17. Pres. Sophomore Class, ’14. Track, ’15, ’16, ’17. Spirit Club, ’17. “ There is no attraction for me in River Falls.” Charles Betzel Prescott, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Basketball ,T5, ’16, ’17. (Captain) ’17. “A noble character.”- 1 E JLE TEAn - SENIOR MEN Ernest Branton Poynette, Wis. AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. M. C. A., T7. “Man is man, and. master of his fate.” Frank E. Brendemuehl Prescott, Wis. MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE COURSE Y. M. C. A., T6, 17. Lincolnian T7. Orchestra T6, T7. Pres. Orchestra, T7. Mclctcan, T7. “ know not which I love more, my violin or my Evelyn.” Guy Brown Wheeler, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, T2, T3, T6, ’17. Deutsche Gesell-schaft, T4, T5, ’16, T7. Pres. Sophomore Class ’14. Y. M. C. A., T5, ’16, ’17. “Our benedict.” Ralph Brunner Ellsworth, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, T5, T6. “Vm just the average regular kind of a typical Normal man.” Maclain Colladay Madison, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE German Club, 15, 16, 17. “ love be madness, then Vm insane.” Albert Christensen Roberts Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, T7. Y. M. C. A., T7. CamcraClub, ’16, 17. Vice President Camera Club, 17. Band, ’16, T7. “Whistles to drive dull care away.”r « lELETEAf ■ 'I SENIOR MEN Lew Coit Hudson, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Pres. Class, ’16. Pres. Lincolnian, ’17. Member Athletic Council, ’16. German Club, ’17. Y. M. C. A., ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’17. Sec. Spirit Club, ’17. Glee Club, ’17. Band ’16, ’17. Vice Treas. of State Oratorical Association, ’17. Inter-Normal Debating Team, ’16, T7. “Let Lew do it.” Irving Dean Ellsworth, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, T5, ’16, T7. N. C. A., ’IS, T6, ’17. “Woman delights not me” Irvin Dickey Hudson, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Glee Club, ’16, ’17. Band, ’16, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, T5,’16,’17. Y.M. C.A.,’17. Lincolnian, T5. German Club, ’16, ’17. Class Secretary, ’15. “But alas, alas, for a man s fate Who has from two to choose a mate.” Wesley Deichsel Wausau, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Student Voice Staff, ’16,-’17. Glee Club,’17. Y. M.C.A.,’17. German Club ,’17. Band,’17. Meletean T7. “He likes to spend his time in the library.” William Doonen Wausau; Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Class Basketball, ’16, ’17. N. C. A., T6. Pres. N. C. A., ’17. Treas. Camera Club. ’17. German Club, ’17. Vice Pres., Spirit Club, T7. “Sliding through Normal on a smile.” Otto A. Eggebrecht Wausau, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Football,’15, T6. Captain, T7. Basketball, T5, T6. ’17. Track, T6. Captain Junior Athletics, T6. Pres. Senior Class, ’16. “Athletics for mine.” Page 21. ieleteanT. ............................. SENIOR MEN Christian Ethun De Forest, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, TS, T6, ’17. Football, T5, ’16. Baseball T6, T7. friend with a whole heart.” Gayhardt E. Felland Clear lake, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, T6, T7. “Adores the movies, idolizes Bertha.” Elliot F. Fessenbecker Roberts, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. M. C.A., 17. Football, T6, T7. Track, ’16, T7. “Hail fellow, Lloyd W. Gardner River Falls, Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. M. C. A., T6, ’17. “The mildest manner with the bravest mind.” Victor Goss Mondovi, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE “An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin, Broadcloth without and a warm heart within.” Alfred M. Granum Amery, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. M. C. A., ’17. Lincolnian, T7. “A living ray of intellectual hre,” Page 22- M ELE TEAnT. SENIOR MEN John Hamerski AGRICULTURE COURSE Band, ’16, ’17. N. V. A., ’16, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’15,’16,’17. Orchestra,’16,’17. Vice Pres. Band,’16 ’17. “Little said is soonest mended.” Richard Hamnquist Westboro, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’17. Y. M. C. A., ’16, ’17. “One girl and seven nights a week to fuss in.” Alvin Hanson Manitowoc, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Y. M. C. A., ’16. ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian (Secretary). ’17. Glee Club, ’16. Glee Club Quartette, ’17. Clerk, Ag-Ri-Fallian Service Bureau, ’17. Orchestra, ’16, ’17. “One girl far away.” John Hanson Downing, Wis. AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’15, ’16, ’17. Lincolnian, ’16. Student Voice, ’17. Band, ’17. Baseball, ’16. “Does not come under the head o “‘ Noisy. ’ ” Manley Healy River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE “One reason why I don't dry up and blow away is, that I control the wind myself.” Irvin Heise Rib Falls, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Pres. Ag-Ri-Fallian,’17. Y. M. C. A.,’17. Student Voice, ’17. Vice Pres. Lincolnian, ’17. Band, ’17. Orchestra, ’17. “A worker who gets results.” Page 23 -"Me LETEA r. SENIOR MEN Charles C. Hines Boonville, Indiana AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. I® C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. Pres. Y. M. C. A., ’16, T7. Glee Club, ’15, T6, T7. Ag-Ri-Fallian, T5, ’16 ’17. Meletean. The age of chivalry is never past.” Jacob R. Jacobson Mondovi, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Y. M. C. A., ’16, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, T6, ’17. Senior Basketball, T7. “Life's a serious proposition, girls too." Edwin Jewell Red Granite, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Y.M.C.A.,’16,’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian,’16,’17. Camera Club, ’16, ’17. President of Camera Club, ’17. Treasurer of Senior Class, ’16. “ The mind's the standard of the man." Carl Laatsch Wausau, Wis. AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE German Club, ’16, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’16, ’17. “Sing me that sweet lullaby." C. Vayne La Duke Gilmanton, Wis. AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Men’s Glee Club, T6, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, T6, T7. Camera Club, ’16. Y. M. C. A., ’16, T7. Band, ’16, ’17. Editor-in-chief of Meletean, T7. “Nature might stand up and say to all the world, this is a man." Ernest Landt Two Rivers, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Pres. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’16. “ am not in the role of common men. A Page 24■ ■ ! ELET EAnT■ SENIOR MEN Chester Langdell Elk Mound, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Glee Club, ’17. Y. M. C. A., ’16, ’17. Vice Pres-Y. M. C. A., ’16. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’16, ’17. Track, ’16-“ Who deserves welly needs not another s praise.” Ivan Ley Sullivan, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’16. German Club, ’16. Y. M. C. C. A.’16,’17. Camera Club.’16, T 7. Secretary Camera Club, T6. Pres. T7. Meletean, ’17. “Second thoughts, they say, are best.” Jack Light Mescalero, N. M. AGRICULTURE COURSE Band, ’16, ’17. Pres. Band, T7. Glee Club, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, T7. Y. M. C. A.,’17. Spirit Club,’17. “Capability written all over him.” Simon Lovaas Hammond, Wis. AGRICULTURE-PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. M. C. A., ’15, T6, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’15, ’16, ’17. Vice Pres. Ag-Ri-Fallian, T6. “Heaven neyer helps the man who will not act.” George Megorden River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE “Oh this learning; what a thing it is.” John Moberg Greenwood, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND SCIENCE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’15, T6, ’17. Y. M. C. A., ’16, ’17. Football, ’15, ’16. Baseball, ’16, T 7. Track, ’17. Student Voice, T7. Our newsie: “Student Voice! Only two cents.” h,_____________________________________d Page 25rM ELETEAf '. SENIOR MEN Victor Mock Stanley, Wis AGRICULTURE COURSE “I’ve found her. Leonard Moline River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE German Club. Football, ’16, ’17. Baseball, ’16, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’17. “He toils not, neither does he reap. Hilbert H. Mueller Wausau, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE German Club, ’16. Track, ’16, ’17. Senior Basketball, T7. Senior Baseball, T6, ’17. “Superior in much, inferior in nothing.” Walter Neevel Baldwin, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE “First or not at all G'. H. Neuenfeldt Oshkosh, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’17. Spirit Club. ’17. German Club, T7. “ am for Germany, but America first. Walter S. Nordby River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Class Basketball, T6, ’17. “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, safety lies in much. Page 26- 1 ELET EAnT. SENIOR MEN N. E. Parnell Somerset, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE N. C. A., T6, '17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’16, ’17. Treas-surer of Senior Class, ’17. “Myrtle” which means simply love. Clifford Lincoln Pearson River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Lincolnian, ’15, ’ll T7. Y. M. C. A., T5, ’16, ’17. German Club. Student Voice, ’17. “Wiser than men think” Alvin Peterson Scandinavia, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Orchestra, ’16, ’17. Band, ’16, ’17. Glee Club, ’17. “Gifted with a high voice.” Floyd Peterson River Falls, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE “A man who is ever plucky.” Ralph Proper Clear Lake, Wis-. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Lincolnian, ’16, ’17. Y. M. C. A., ’16, T7. Mele-tean, ’17. “ have the nerve to fuss but not the inclination.” Elbert W. Randall St. Paul, Minn. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Glee Club, ’16. Y. M. C. A., ’15. German Club, ’14, ’15, ’16, T7. Pres, of Spirit Club, ’17. “When love and duly clash, let duly go to smash.” S3 Page 27 - 1 E L E T E AJ r« SENIOR MEN Harold Ritchey River Falls, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Glee Club, T6, T7. “ don't know that. I've lost my note book." Ralph Ryder Clear Lake, Wis. AGRICULTURE Ag-Ri-Fallian, T6, T7. Football, T6. Y. M. C.A., 11 ’17. “Would that there were more like him." Lester Schwartztrauber Ellsworth, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE “There's a gift beyond the reach of art: being eloquently silent.” William Scruton Beldenville, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE “Silence is bliss" Archie Shafer Downsville, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Student Voice, ’15. Glee Club, T6. “ like every girl, but love only my Grace." Russel Siggelkow McFarland, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. M. C. A., T7. “Best is he liked Who is alike to all" Page 28-" 1E L E T E A JsT- SENIOR MEN C. Laurence Thomson River Falls, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’13, ’16, ’17. Lincolnian, ’17. Treasurer Lincolnian, ’17. Y. M. C. A., ’17. Representative State Oratorical Contest, Superior, ’16. River Falls, T7. Meletean, ’17. Student Voice, T6. Editor in Chief Student Voice, T7. “ ’ » no orator as Brutus is— but—” Clarence C. Toppe Algoma, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’15, T6, ’17. Men’s Glee Club, T5, ’16. German Club, ’15, ’16. Camera Club, ’16, 17. Vice Pres., T7. Y. M. C. A.,’16, T7. “A firm believer in the power of silence.” S. Everett Webster Roberts, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Y. M. C. A., T5, ’16. Camera Club, T5, T6, T7. Secretary Y. M. C. A., ’16, ’17. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’17. “Man resolves in himself he will preach, and he preach- es W. Howard Webster Baldwin, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Ag-Ri-Fallian, T5, T6, T7. Y. M. C. A., ’16, ’17. “ ’ make this age my own” Frank Welch Ellsworth, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Lincolnian, ’15, T6, T7. Ag-Ri-Fallian, T5, T6, T7. N. C. A., T5, ’16, T7. Treas., N. C. A., T6. “Early to bed and early to rise(f)” Elmer W. Wigen River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Football, ’16. %Of high ideals and motives. ■■■-“MeleteanT■ SENIOR MEN Ben Zaffke Greenwood, Wis. AGRICULTURE COURSE Glee Club, ’15, 16. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’15. Y. M. C. A., ’15. Mcletean,’17. “Never mind the expenses, tee have lots of them'1 SENIOR WOMEN Ruth Adams Holcomb, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. “Ever ready to lend a hand. Ebba Aiilstrom Grantsburg, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, ’17. Girl’s Glee Club, ’16, ’17. Vice Pres. Senior Class, ’17. Mcletean, ’17. “To those who know thee not, no words can paint; and those who know thee, know all words are faint. Jenny Anderson Dresser Junction, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Aurelia, ’15, ’16. Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. “She works with a will when she has a mind.” Gladys Bakke River Falls, Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Aurelia, ’13, ’14. Camp Fire, ’15, ’16, ’17. G. O. P., ’16, ’17. Y. W. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. “She understands the magic of silence. Florence Benedict River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Girl’s Glee Club, ’14, ’15. G. 0. P., ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. “Aw keep still and let me talk. Pag ff- lELETEAl . SENIOR WOMEN Della Bergh Clayton, Wis. RURAL COURSE Y. W. C. A. Pres. Rural Club, ’16. Basketball, ’16, ’17. Indoor baseball team, ’16. “Jolly to walk with, witty to talk with, and pleasant to think upon.” Gertrude Best Downing, Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. “No one ever says anything but nice things about her.” Eulalia E. Bonnes Roberts, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Aurelia, ’14, ’15, ’16. N. C. A., ’16, ’17. Captain Girls Baseball, ’16. Basketball, ’17. “Another one of our basketball lights.” Gertrude Bossenbrook Brandon, Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Girls’ Glee Club, ’17. “A lady with a lamp shall stand In the great history of the land, A noble type of good heroic womanhood.” Henrietta Brawley St. Paul, Minn. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE We wonder if she is still interested in “Art.” Kathryn Bryant Elmwood, Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Aurelia Literary Society, ’17. Camp Fire, ’17. “ Talking is one of the fine arts.” m Page 31 .“MELETEAhTi SENIOR WOMEN Bessie E. Buckley Elmwood, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Pres. Aurelia,’17. Sec., 16. Vice Pres. Senior Class, ’16. Vice Pres., N. C. A., ’17. Assistant Guardian Camp Fire, ’16. Camp Fire, ’16, ’17. G. O. P., ’17. Girls’ Glee Club, ’16, ’17. “A girl of cheerful yesterdays and confident tomorrows.” Ethel Campbell Ellsworth, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’16. Girls’ Glee Club. Camp Fire “Not one fair scene or kindly smile can this fond heart forget." Ida A. Cheriole Stillwater, Minn. PRIMARY COURSE N. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. Girls’ Glee Club, ’15, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’15, ’16, ’17. “A blithe heart makes a blooming visage Florence Chinnock River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE “Ambition is thy master.” Margaret Conway Stillwater, Minn. PRIMARY COURSE “Speech is great, but silence is greater.” Edith R. Cranston Menomonie, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE G. O. P., ’17. Y. W. C. A. ’17. Meletean, ’17. “Oh what a joy it is to be in love." Page 32- 1 ELET EAJbT- SENIOR WOMEN Ruby A. Cranston Menomonie, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE “Would he were here, too.” Najicy V. Cudd River Falls, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Aurelia, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’IS. Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. Camera Club, ’16. Girls basketball, baseball, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’17. “ %« not always going to be a teacher Bessie M. Curry New Richmond, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Aurelia, ’15. ’16, N. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. “ Always doing her level best.1 Ethel Dailey Barron, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE “Earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected.” Stella Davis Spring Valley, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. Camp Fire, ’16, ’17. Vice Pres. Aurelia, ’16, ’17. “A smile on her face is the reflection of the feeling in her heart.” Nathalie Delander Minneapolis, Minn. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., Cabinet, ’17. Meletean, ’17. “Modest, quiet, and thoroughly capable.”  - 1 E L» E T E ANf- SENIOR WOMEN Helen Dickson Grand Rapids, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE N. C. A., ’16, ’17. German Club, ’16, ’17. “Her mind adorned with virtues manifold.” Evangeline E. Dieveney New Richmond, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Aurelia, ’IS, ’16, ’17. N. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. She is not the “Evangeline” Longfellow wrote about. Leora Elliott River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE G. 0. P., ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’13, ’IS. Sec. German Club, ’16, ’17. Athletic Council, ’15. Student Council,’13. Y. W. C. A., Cabinet, ’16, ’17. Orchestra,’16, ’17. Meletean, ’17. “The gods gave you more than your share, In making you brilliant as well as fair.” Ruth V. Engdahl River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE G. 0. P., ’17. Camp Fire. Aurelia, ’17. “Nothing endures but personal qualities.” Bertha Erickson Hudson, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Aurelia, ’16. “Happy and free from care.” Estehr Erlandson Wausau, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Pres. G. O. P., ’16, ’17. Sec. Senior Class, ’16. R. L. C. Sec., ’14. Aurelia, ’13, ’14. Y. W. C. A., ’13, ’17. “ What's the use of Spring when there s going to be war.” Page 34■■ ■■ . 1ELE T E Atsf- SENIOR WOMEN Mabel Esterby Bay City, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Aurelia, ’17. Girls’ Glee Club, ’17. “ The mildest manner and the gentlest heart.” Alma Fours New Richmond, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. G. O. P., ’17. Aurelia, ’16, ’17. Girls’ Glee Club, ’16, ’17. Camp P'ire, ’17. Basketball team (Senior), ’16. “ number none but shining hours.” Anna Frey River Falls, WiS. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE “A quiet type of good, active, earnest girlhood.” Doris Harriet Gardner River Falls, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Student Council, ’13, ’14. Treas. Camp Fire, ’16. Guardian Camp Fire, ’16, ’17. German Club, ’15, ’16. Girls’Glee Club,’15,’16,’17. Aurelia,’16, ’17. Vice Pres. Y. W. C. A.,’16,’17. “Shalt show us how divine a thing A woman may be made.” Meta E. Giebler Prescott, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Girls’ Glee Club, ’15, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’15. ’16, ’17. Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. “Ease of heart her every look convey'd.” Burniece Gridley Hudson, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Sec. G. O. P., ’17. “Little Bib is always full of pep.” _________________A Page 35- 1 ELET E Ah . ■ SENIOR WOMEN Etta Hanson River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A.,’16, ’17. “Gentle is she and of good intent.” Helen Hanson River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Vice Pres. G. O. P., ’17. Camp Fire, ’17. Camera Club, ’17. “Tall and stately— Yet they call her Lena.” Eileen Hall Stanley, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE .Aurelia, ’16, ’17. N. C. A., ’16. ’17, “As sweet as the song.” Lucile Catherine Hawkins Hammond, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE N. C. A., ’17. Glee Club, ’17. Aurelia, ’17. Camp Fire, ’17. “A thoughtul mind directs her willing hand.” Helen M. Heffron River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Aurelia, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. N. C. A., ’16, ’17. German Club, ’14, ’15. “Quiet at school, but you should hear her when outside.” M. Carol Higgins River Falls, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Treas. Third Year Class, ’14. Basketball, T4, ’15, ’16. Baseball, ’14, T5, T6, T7. Orchestra, ’14, T5, T6, T7. G. 0. P., ’16, ’17. Camp Fire, T4, T5, T6, T7. Aurelia, T5. Meletean, T7. “A girl with many adorable talents.” Sk Page 36V ■ !ELETEANf. SENIOR WOMEN Hayde Howe River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE “Still water runs deep.” Run Huntzicker Greenwood, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE “Smiles and smiles and miles of smiles.” Vilo Jackman River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C A., ’16, ’17. German Club, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Basketball, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Ever faithful and sincere.” Anna Jensen Donna, Texas PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., T7. “ diligent seeker after the germs of knowledge.” Marcaretta A. Jensen River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Aurelia, ’14, ’15, ’16. German Club, ’14, ’15, ’16. Camp Fire, 14, ’15, 16, 17. Pres. Camp Fire, 15. Vice Pres., ’17. “IFinsome in both smile and action.” Esther H. Johnson Woodville, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’15, 16, ’17. “ Tall is she and very fair.” A Page 37 r . -1ELET EAnT. SENIOR WOMEN Minnie A. Johnson River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE N. C. A., ’14. ’IS, ’16, ’17. Camp Fire, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’15, ’16, ’17. Camera Club, ’17. “Always bonnie, blithe and gay.” Mildred Jorstad Hammond, Wis. RURAL COURSE Rural Life Club, ’17. Camera Club, ’17. “Still tongue makes a wise head” Stella Julian Chetek, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE “We know little of thee, but that little is good” Aralda D. Kamke Spring Valley. Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Glee Club, ’16, ’17. German Club, ’16, ’17. Y. W. C. A., ’17. Meletcan, ’17. “ have a heart with room for every joy” Luella Knapp River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE “It is virtue that doth oft make woman most admired.” Gladys Leach Hastings, Minn. GRAMMAR COURSE Glee Club, ’17. German Club, ’17. G. 0. P. ,’17. Y. W. C. A., ’17. “I'm little but I adore a big man” Page 38r ELE T EAnT. SENIOR WOMEN Blanche Leffingwell Columbus, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Glee Club, ’17. G. O. P., ’17. “Within her tender eye, A heaven of April, «n7 j its changing light” Lavina Lofgren Lakeland, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE “Music hath charms.” Cecelia Lovejoy Hastings, Minn. GRAMMAR COURSE “A worker yet always ready to have a good time.” Elfreda MacGeorge Cumberland, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE German Club, ’15, ’16. Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’17. “She is a girl who does her own thinking., and needs but little advice.” Mary Mahoney Hudson, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE N. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. Glee Club,’15,’16. G.O.P., ’16, ’17. “A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the best of men.” Florence McCormick River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Aurelia, ’15. “Silence is the mother of Truth.” Page 39- M E L E,T E Atf- SENIOR WOMEN Margaret McDiarmid Burkhardt, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE “What she undertook to do, she did.” Mary McDiarmid Hudson, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Glee Club, ’15, ’16, ’17. Vice Pres. Aurelia, ’16. “She's beautiful and therefore to be wooed” Irene McMahon River Falls, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE “ To know her is to love her, And she is well known.” Elsie McNamara Cylon, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Camp Fire,’15,’17. N. C. A.,’14.’17. Aurelia,’13, ’17. “Sure I'm Irish, I live in Erin.” Myrtle McMamara Cylon, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Aurelia, ’13, ’14, ’15. Camp Fire, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Pres., ’15. Treas., ’14. Vice Pres. Class, ’14, G. 0. P., ’17. N. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. “She is content wherever she is put.” ■•v ? Martha Mehnert Steuben, Wis. PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. “Blest with plain and sober sense ” h. Page 40V -IMELETEAnT■ SENIOR WOMEN Inga Moen Cashton, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Aurelia, ’15, ’17. G. 0. P., ’16, ’17. Treas. Y. W. C. % ’16, ’17. “Not as still and silent as you think." Marjorie Monroe Hammond, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A.,’IS,’16,’17. G. 0. P.,’16,’17. Camp Fire, ’17. “When she will, she will, and you may depend on it, when she won't, she won't, and that's the end of it." Georgiana Morden Whitehall, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Girls’ Glee Club, ’15, ’16. Y. W. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. “There are some Irish I like, Pat, I mean." Katherine L. Morrow River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. “A winning smile, a gentle disposition." Marian Mulrooney New Richmond, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE N. C. A. ’17. Aurelia, ’17. G. 0. P. ’17. Glee Club, ’17. Meletean, ’17. “Her air, her manner, all who saw, admired." Clara Nebel River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE G. O. P. ’17. ’17. Pres. Camp Fire, ’17. Camera Club, ___________________________d Pago 41 “0 gentle sleep! nature's kind nurse." • lELETEANr. SENIOR WOMEN Esther Nelson River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE G. O. P.,’17. Camp Fire, ’17. Sec. Camera Club, ’17. “Modesty is one of woman's best adornments." Jane O’Connell Hudson, Wis: PRIMARY COURSE N. C. A., ’16, ’17. Sec., G. O. P.,’17. Meletean, ’16 “Never ready, always late, Bui she smiles, and you wail." Clarice A. Olson Wausau, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Glee Club,’17. Y. W. C. A. ’17. Camp Fire, ’17. “Of quiet but loving, winning ways." Mollie E. Olson River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. German Club, ’15, ’16, ’17. “I'm just the right size." Lulu Paulson Mt. Horeb, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Glee Club, ’17. G. O. P., ’17. Vice Pres. German Club. Student Voice, ’17. “If music be the food of love, play on." Florence Pearson Hudson, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. if C. A., ’16, ’17. Vice Pres. G. O. P., ’17. Sec. Class ’15. Sec. of Oratorical Association, ’16, ’17. Mcl-etean, ’17. “ The social air is brightened by her presence." A Page 42w - 1 ELET EAnT- SENIOR WOMEN Ruth E. Peterson Ellsworth, Wis PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. German Club, ’15, ’16, ’17. G. 0. P., ’16, ’17. “A string that has no discord.” Madge Piiernetton Hammond, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’15,’16,’17. G. O. P.,’16,’17. Camp Fire, ’16, ’17. “If there's mischief brewing she's at the bottom of it.” Florence Preston Spring Valley, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’16, ’17. Vice Pres. Camp Fire, ’17. Sec. Aurelia, ’16, ’17. “Winning is her way and pleasant is her smile.” Luella Reed New Richmond, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE Girls’Glee Club,’16. Aurelia,’16,’17. Y.W.C.A., ’16, ’17. “Of the six senses, the mightiest is humor.” Reine M. Rodman Hayward, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Student Voice ’17. Aurelia, ’17. G. 0. P. ’17. Orchestra,’17. Glee Club,’16. N. C. A.’17. “Many talents and friends hath she.” Lillian Ryan New Richmond, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE G. O. P., ’15, ’16, ’17. German Club, ’15, ’16. N. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’15, ’16, ’17. Trcas. G. O. P.,’16. Camp Fire,’16,’17. “Rare compound of oddity, frolic and fun To relish a joke and rejoice in a pun.” Page 43■ ieletea . SENIOR WOMEN Loretta Ryan New Richmond, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE N. C. A., ’IS, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’IS, ’16, ’17. German Club, ’15, ’16. “She's Irish in name, in manner, in wit.” Anna Ryss Grantsburg, Wis. SUPERVISOR’S COURSE Vice Pres, Glee Club, ’17. Lincolnian, ’17. Pres. Y. W. C. A., ’17. Student Council, ’17. 'And mistress of herself, though china fall.” Lucileen Schoonover River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Treas. of Class ’13. Aurelia, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. German Club, ’15, ’16, ’17. Camp Fire, ’15, ’16, ’17. “ don't care how you spell my name, I'll change it sometime any way.” Verna Segerstrom River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE German Club,’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Camp Fire, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Pres. ’17. Aurelia, ’13, ’14, ’15. Camera Club,’17. G. O. P.’17. “A maiden meek and mild.” Avis Severson River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE German Club, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’13, ’14. Camp Fire,’14,’15,’16,’17. Vice Pres.’15,’17. Vice Pres. Class, ’15. Camera Club, ’17. “Zealous yet modest. Alice S. Sherry Hudson, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Glee Club, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’15, ’16, ’17. ’15, ’16, ’17. Camera Club, ’16, ’17. "A sense of duty pursues us ever.” N. C. A. Page 44- !ELETEAf 'i SENIOR WOMEN Francis Stapleton River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Camp Fire, ’13, ’14, ’15. Treas. Aurelia, ’15. Treas. N. C. A., ’15. Vice Pres. Junior Class, ’16. Captain Girls’ Athletics, ’17. Pres. G. O. P., ’17. Girls’ Basketball, ’17. “Don’t wait to be cranked, be a self-starter.” Nora Stapleton Hudson, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE G. O. P.,’16. N. C. A.,’15,’16. Basketball,’16. “Let the world go as it may, will take it either way” Lois E. Swanberg Stillwater, Minn. GRAMMAR COURSE Glee Club,’15,’16. Aurelia,’15,’16,’17. Y.W.C.A., ’16, ’17. G. O. P., ’16, ’17. “Sweetly, seriously sentimental.” Esther Swanson Hallock, Minn. PRIMARY COURSE “She that is of a merry heart Hath a continual feast.” Margaret Taylor River Falls, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE G. O. P.,’17. Y. W. C. A.,’17. Sec. Camp Fire. “Full of funy and mischief loo. Doing things she shouldn’t do.” Clara Thompson Baldwin, Wis. SUPERVISOR’S COURSE Aurelia, T5, ’16, ’17. Y. W. C. A., T6. ’17. Rural life Club, ’17. “Nothing fusses her.” Page 45- 1 ELE TEAf - SENIOR WOMEN Mildred Thompson River Falls, Wit. PRIMARY COURSE “IVith flaxen hair and eyes of blue, Surely she's from Norway too." Inez Tracy Ellsworth, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE “j4 quieter body ye never saw." Pearl Trepaxier Westboro, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Aurelia, '16. Treas.,T6,T7. N. C. A., ’IS, ’16, ’17. G. 0. P., '16, ’17. Class Sec., ’17. “She has merits which win many souls." Mary Isabelle Utman Hudson, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. W. C. A., 17. G. O. P., T7. Basketball, ’17. “Gets six letters a week from him, No, him is not her brother" Elizabeth Weghorn Ellsworth, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Y. W. C. A., ’17. Camp Fire, ’17. Glee Club, ’17. Camera Club, ’17. “Her eyes speak, though her lips are silent." Margaret Williams River Falls, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE G. O. P., ’17. Camp Fire, ’17. “Let Rocks their silence break.” Page 46- M ELET EAJsf - SENIOR WOMEN Theresa Willink Baldwin, Wis. PRIMARY COURSE Glee Club, T7. Meletcan, T7. “Everything she attempts, proves a success.” Catherine Zwickey Ellsworth, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE Y. W.C.A.,’17. Camera Club,’17. Camp Fire, '17. Glee Club, ’17. “jLast but not least.” Ralph Hanson Deer Park, Wis. AGRICULTURE AND PRINCIPALS’ COURSE Glee Club, T4, T6, T7. Pres. T7. Y. M. C. A. T4, ’16, ’17. Lincolnian, ’14, ’16, T7. Ag-Ri-Fallian, ’14, T6, T7. Member of Student Council.,’17. Sec. Sophomore Class, ’14. Pres. Senior Class, ’17. Spirit Club, T7. “Leadership, his ability.” Fritz Lanzer Bloomer, Wis. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE “ Unmatched for nerve and speed, He follows where the ladies lead.” Mrs. S. E. Kinney River Falls, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE “Nothing could subdue her keen desire of knowledge.” Mabel Simons River Falls, Wis PRIMARY COURSE Camp Fire, ’14, ’IS, T6, T7. N. C. A., ’15, ’16,’17. Aurelia, T3, ’14, ’15. Camera Club, ’17. G. O. P., :17. Glee Club, ’17. “The mildest manner and the gentlest heart.” Josephine Iverson Baldwin, Wis. GRAMMAR COURSE 47 Y. W. C. A., ’15, ’16, ’17. Aurelia, ’15, ’16. “I'd rather be than seem to be.”f - 1 ELE TEAhfi 1JUNIORS 16] Officers President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Sergeant at arms Glass Adviser JUNIOR CLASS First Semester Herman Theiler Clifford Conrad Rochelle Rudolph Marjorie Fraser Professor L. Goble Second Semester Harold Vanderhoof Earnest Pearson Norman Johnson Marie Johnson Wayne Benedict Professor L. Goble Although the Junior Gass is not as great in numbers as some preceding Junior Classes have been, yet in spirit and accomplishments it is by no means behind. Nearly every line of school activity has been participated in by members of the class. In athletics as well as in social events our boys have made a good showing. The Junior Girls also have worked hard to bring honor to the class in the way of athletics. As a rule, class meetings have been well attended, and an excellent spirit of co-operation with class officers has been shown. There are many ways of showing class spirit, and if we cannot do it in one way, we do it in another. So altho we may not prove our loyalty by scaling the flag staff on South Hall and removing therefrom the Senior Colors, let us remember that another and better way of proving it is by doing our very best when we are called on. In this spirit, when we re-assemble in September, we will keep on, making our best always better, so that when we leave our Normal it can be said, “The class of 1918 is better than any that has gone before.” Marjorie Fraser. ’18.. ELETEAnTi Stella Austcrud Laura Anderson Madge Alton Alta Anderson Borghild Bredesen Agnes Bertlcson Archie Anderson Wayne Benedict Charles Boothhy Lon Best Jesse Brown Leon Bergman Bertha Braun Blanche Ba Dour Ruth Bcrgh Eva Cole Irving Courticc Ehvood Clcasby Irving Chinnock Alfred Carlson Manley Clark Everett M. Corson Ruth Cheney Florence Bliss Page 49■"NlE LE TEAfcT Clifford Conrad Russell Dralce Lloyd Dickinson Norman Ecklcy Willard Huge '°"c Walter Fritsch Albert Fuller Oscar Garlid Julius Gregor Robert Graham Sidney Gul lick. Marjorie I'raser Marie I'orcndin Stella Fosmo Mabel Foltlen Marjorie Fleming Irene FlandersMarian GranboU Eunice Ciilbmion Gertrude Gtnrwn Jolla Ganvin Grace lluntiicker l.ucile Hllf® I.iilu Isack Vera Hawn lila llolaeker Elizabeth I laugh Esther Hutchinson Magdalen Haas Constance Iverson Inc Isnncson Agnes Jensen Stella Jorotad Rutli Johnson Marie Johnson Gerald llechink Harry Hoaford Alvin Ingalls Norman Johnson Andrew Johnston Ezra Jones Page 51Pearl Kendall Mabel Karachinsky Ena Linde? Km I .arson Doris Lunt Gladys Larson Francis McKee Grace Moore Ella Madson Mabel Mclsbv Matilda Xenbauer Helen Nelson France. Lindley Phyllis Lien Marion Mapes Winifred Mayrae McCormick Margaret Moe Montgomery• E LEX EAnT A1 vcna Ollum Pearl Noble I laid Olson Genevieve O’Mara Viola Reese Margaret Norseng Ernest Pearson Edwin Olson Ernest Nelson Newell Qunllc Chester Nelson Philip Pcloquin BeTtha Richards Bernice Peterson Judith Peterson Marie Pederson Mayme Preston Eleanor Roe Kincline Riley Signa Roningen Gladys Simpson Mildred Roateh Rochelle Rudolph Lillian Rembold■ ieleteaW Ed Rock Lloyd Rice KuhcII Robiii'on Neal Stoddard Harry Ro«c Sa » l Rodd Evelyn Shaw Ruth Saby Cena Simmelink Emily Severson HiHary Swanaon Olga Stcllins Edward Sladlcr • Frank Shannon Herbert Tozer, Clinton Sklfaiad Her man Theiler Neal Smith Alice Smith Effic Tbompvm Margaret Smith Violet Tilley Either Smith Marion Standuh■ 1ELETEAN. Thomas Thorpe Harold Vandcrhoof John Vczina Charles Whit ford Arnold Willink Irwin Weinfurthcr Dorothy Lota Gertrude Scott Ethel Webster Thorn Webster Vonny Lila Williams Loretta Winklcman Van Devort Page 55Htf7 ■■ ■ -Vl ELET EAl . ..... fl THIRD YEARS IN THIRD YEAR CLASS I. Officers-. 1. First Semester. President, Rosella D emu lung. Vice Pres., Marvin Carolan. Secretary, Minnie Everson. Treasurer, Francis Jackman (teaching). George Reid (elected later). Sergeant at Arms, Harvey Bliss. 2. Second Semester. President, Lewis Sciioomer. Vice Pres., Hazel McLaughlin. Secretary, Harris Eckley. Treasurer, Harold Lissack. Sergeant at arms,Gerald Phaneuf. II. Enrollment: 1. Total number—sixty eight. a. Girls—Forty four. b. Boys—Twenty four. III. Athletics 1. Girls. 1. Basketball. a. Captain—Christine Pederson. b. Champions of R. F. N. H. S. c. 50 points toward the cup. 2. Trackmcct. a. Individual cup won by Mar-. ian Sylvester, b. Twenty one points toward cup. 2. Boys. 1. Basket ball. a. Captain—Edward Murphy b. Champions of R. F. N. H. S. c. Fifty points won towardscup 2. Trackmeet. a. Twenty two points won towards the cup. 3. Hare and Hound chase. a. Five points won toward cup IV. Social Functions: 1. Annual wiener roast, October 5th, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 2. Annual party.r — - lELETEAhf■ SOPHOMORE First Semester Theodore Dodge Edward Currier Thales Webster Lyman Baird OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester Marcus Hagestad Margaret McNamara Gladys Olson Glen Morgan SOPHOMORES ENTERTAIN THIRD YEARS It was February 17, half an hour before eight, Most came early. Others came late. Sophomores and Third Years together did join, To make the evening successful, And to have a good time. First was a plan, in which all had their parts,; And were gathered in groups With a game of hearts. Then our souls were stirred, By two musical numbers, The best ever heard. Everybody enjoyed Elizabeth’s story. And felt that she Covered herself with glory. Then Armond stepped out in the floor, His excellent solo Received an encore. Some boys and girls, Sophomores, with lot8 of ‘‘pep” The Virginia Reel danced; But few were in step. Henrietta’s reading was great, She’s the one We congratulate. And last that which is sure to take, Was a plate of delicious Ice cream and cake; We shall surely always remember that night As one filled with happiness and much delight. TO THE 1917 SOPHOMORE (With apologies to Longfellow) Over the verdant Freshman Class, The Normal Sophomore stands; The Soph, a busy man is he. With books in both his hands; By his brains, not by the strength of arms, He all respect demands. His hair, by study, white and long. His face is never tan. His brain grows dry o’er question high, He learns whate’er he can. And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes most every man. The children going up to bed, Look in at the open door; They love to see a thinking man, When he cons his lessons o’er, And catch the glitter of his eye, As he learns of one thing more. Toiling—rejoicing—sorrowing, Onward through life he goes; Each evening sees some task begun, Each evening secs its close; Something attempted, something done, Toward each semester’s close. Thanks to thee, oh worthy Soph, For the lesson thou has taught! Thus at the dreary desk of life Our fortunes must be wrought; Thus in the lonely study shaped Each worthy deed and thought. Page 58- - 1 ELET EAhT. First Semester Paul Cudd Emma Berg Lu Verne Crabtree Harold Hanson FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer MEMBERS OF CLASS Aasterud, Gladys Baird, Eugene Bellum, Rena Berc, Emma Bergman, Stanley Bercum, Irene Benson, Abel Beskar, Tressa Buck, Hazel Casey, Helen Collins, Theresa Corcoran, Annabell Crabtree, Lu Verne Cudd, Paul Chryst, Archie Chryst, Herbert Demulung, Michael Elliot, Florence Everson, Charles Fletcher, Kenyon Fox, Ruth Franzen, Ludwig Frykmax. Edythe Frykman, Mabel Fuller, Ruth Gartland, Rose Gartland, Sarah Gronxa, Inceborg Gutsser. Florence Gustafson, Otto Hagestad, Anna Halverson, Liluan Hanson, Harold Healy, Lyman Hendrickson, Lewis Jackman, Grace Jacobson, Florence {ahr, Gudrum ENSEN. QswALD Jiles, Gladys ohxson, Clarence Einson, Mayme y, Lucile Larson, Raymond Laugh nan. Hazel Lovell, Helen Lundy, Ione Madsen, Bernice Madsen, Dagmar M anson- Arnold Mardaus, Frank Meyer, Raymond Moline, Herman Morgan, Eva Naciitman. Steen ina Nelson, Carl Nelson, Camilla Nelson, Edna N essen, Conrad O'Connel, Margaret Olson, Carrie Olson, Lena Pecore, Clifford Pederson, Anna Peterson, Alvina Place, Effib Purfurst, Jose'piiin e Prucha, Emily S. Rosenquist, Gracie Second Semester Michael Demulunc Marie Swanson Helen Wasson Kenyon Fletcher Schmidt, Gertrude Scott, Zella Secerstrom. Willard Severson, Pauline Shaw, Jeanette Sherin, May Smith, Howard Smith, Mildred Soli, Lester Standish, Turner Starin, Margie Stewart, Irene Swanson, Marie Shepard, Helen Thatcher, Maurice Tinkey, Ida Tyler, Anna Tyler, Katherine Thompson, Marion Van Der Ven, Anna Wasson, Helen Wiff, Carl Wilton, LincolnLITERARY- 1 e l e T E At - MEMORY PICTURES In coming days when the road is rough and the traveling hard, numerous cares will busy our thoughts. How we will appreciate the sweet memories that will come flocking in, unseen and unheard! Fancy shall capture us in spite of ourselves. Forgotten the incorrigible Peters and stupid Marys. Yes, we are back in River Falls. Our old sentinel of ages, Reservoir Mound, is waiting for us. Soon we are trudging up the trail on a late autumn afternoon. We can hear the brown leaves rustle underneath our feet. The squirrels are chattering a gay welcome from some tree as we pass. On the summit, perfect stillness reigns. We can see the illimitable space above, below, and on all sides. Nestled in the valley below, a little to the west is River Falls. The Normal peeps modestly over the intervening treetops, and we wonder whether it is the same busy beehive it was in our day. Far beyond we sec the northern and western mounds. Their tree covered tops are outlined against the dull red and yellow of the setting sun, that is just disappearing in a bank of hazy, blue clouds. In the valley, a few remnants of the corn harvest are quite the worse for the havoc wrought by the greedy crow. To the right is the river, frozen smooth as glass. It reflects the half-bare oaks that stand like sturdy guards on duty for the coming winter. Of such depth is our reverie that the next picture slides in and captures us! It would be hard to find a rival for the next scene. Much laughter and the shouts of gay young voices greet us. The lithe forms of dozens of merry skiers speed with almost dangerous rapidity down the great bosom of the mound. The sounds of their voices echo and re-echo, from the surrounding hills. The millions of dazzling snow crystals glisten and sparkle a silent approval of the merry sport. The lights, in the town below,are twinkling a warm response. Overhead, the clear blue of a midwinter sky is resplendent with millions of shining lights. Even the pale face of the moon is wreathed in smiles, as if he appreciates the complimentry remarks of the merry-makers when they exclaim, “Oh, how beautiful the moon looks! Was e’er a night like this?” Before we are aware of it, another memory with its many colors, lights, music, and airy breezes flashes upon the screen. It is a fine May morning. How dear are the shady plots underneath the oaks! Here we hear the warble of the meadow lark coming from the valley below. The Kinnickinnic is gurgling along and we seem almost to hear its “Men may come and men may go, but I go on forever.” We can also hear the distant falling of water. Many of the trees have burst into bloom; iheir snowy white and dainty pink have an effective setting in the greens of the leafy trees. Every now and then, soft winds bring us a whiff of their fragrance. Hills and dales, all dressed in green, stretch away on all sides to meet the blue of a spring sky. A few woolly clouds arc sailing leisurely along; we love to watch their everchanging masses. Sunbeams are dancing all about us; their golden light seems to be reflected from the heart of each dandelion. Wc feel that all Nature is exultingly glad. We too, feel glad, although there is a tugging at our heart-strings which is hard to account for. In Fancy’s firm grip, our thoughts stray beyond this array of Natu re's best. We feel as keenly as on that by-gone May morning. A few weeks hence and we shall say, “Good-bye” to faithful masters, loyal friends and kind advisers. We are soon to launch out on broader, deeper waters than wc have heretofore. As Fancy releases us we come to earth with such a jolt that our craft almost capsizes! Gertrude Bosscnbrook.—’ 17. Page 62■ 1ELETEA . FOR ALMA MATER It was five o'clock, on a day of great excitement. The small town, in which llumbolt College was located was all astir. The morrow gave promise of even greater excitement. Then the College team was to play Arnold College for football honor . Groups of students were gathered on the campus, raising their voices to acclaim the valor of their eleven, on whom so much depended to-morrow. A year ago, Arnold had taken the victory, and the students and faculty of the College, and the loyal citizens of the town, were all determined that the event should not be repeated. School spirit ran riot and every one was talking about to-morrow. A wild yell, "learn! team! team!" was taken up, by first one group and then another, as theeleven strong athletes and their coaches were seen, coming across the campus from the field. They were grim and determined. No amount of applause could make to-morrow seem less important. They felt their power, but also knew the power of their opponents. Captain Joyce, grim and with unsmiling features, did not seem like his merry self. Sidelong glances were directed toward him, and whispers of his anxiety were afloat. Fred Joyce was a general favorite, and every one liked him, whether lie was grim or laughingly happy. When Joyce came from the gymnasium again, half an hour later, he was greeted by his room-mate, Harold Bell. "Cheer up, Joy! Why such a long face? Come ’long to supper. If you arc half as hungry as I am, you will appreciate the very word!” "No, Harold, I’m going home." "Home? Ah, to your rooms, you mean? Deliver me! And without your supper?" Harold's eves were wide with feigned astonishment. "Well, no accounting for people. Sure you feel good, Fred?” "Yes! Run along to your supper,” and Joyce sulked off toward the dormitory. He entered his room, picked up a letter from the table, and settled down in the depths of his easy-chair. He tore open the envelope and read:— "Dear Fred:— I’m coming up to sec Humbolt send Arnold home in utter defeat. I want to sec you lead your team, and prove that '17 can do as well as wc did in '85. “Dad.” It was only a note, but the effect was almost startling! Joyce sank farther among the cushions. "Oh, I must play! 1 must! What would Dad think, if I failed? I just can’t sit on the side and watch Harrison in my place. I can’t! Just because be outplayed me, to-night, could be do it again? It was just a stroke of luck!” He almost beard a voice whisper. “For the good of the team! For the school!” “Ah. of course. I’m anxious to do the right thing! I must do right, and act for the good of the team, but—” the words trailed off into silence. He sat musing by the fire, with the letter still in his hand. Fred Joyce and Dick Harrison had never been friends, when members of the same class at High School. Both were brilliant and were rivals for scholarship honors. Both were fine athletes and were rivals for athletic honors. Now they were in the same College, but their ways had separated. Fred Joyce, who had parenu of wealth, lived in luxury, and devoted his time to athletics and society as well as to scholarship. The lot of Dick Harrison was not to fortunate. He had to work his way through College and help support a widowed mother. He must devote hit time strictly to work. He had no time to become a social or athletic star. Is it any wonder that the two saw little of each other? Dick enjoyed the athletic side of school life fully as much as any successful football star. One day, late in the season, urged by friends who knew his athletic ability, he decided to take up football again. He worked faithfully, and became a favorite. He was a member of a “Scrub” team now. and this evening, while playing in Joyce’s place, quarterback of the first team, had accomplished things that had woo admiration. Whispers went around among the members of the team, “Didk should play to-morrow. Why, he is a better man than Joy, himself.” Then the loyal teammates rallied for their captain. They knew, in the final test, no one could play his position better than their good old Captain. Fred thought of all this. He knew what his men thought. He knew what Masters, the coach, thought. Could he ask Harrison to play quarterback in to-morrow’s game? What would his father think? In the midst of his contemplations, the door opened. Harold Bell came in, handed Fred a letter, and proceeded to look over his own correspondence.Fred broke the seal, and read:— “Dear Fred:— I am going to bring your mother with me, to-morrow. I want her to see a rcaJ live football game, and to see you play. I want her to see Mumbolt win. Good luck for to-morrow, Dad.” Silence reigned in the room. Bell shot quick glances at his room-mate, shook his head, and decided he couldn’t see any reason for so much gloom. Crossing the room, lie picked up a banjo, and began picking a gay tunc. Finally, he broke into a song. "Oh, do keep quiet! I never could stand a banjo!" burst out Joyce. "Oh, very well! I just thought I'd sing you a lullabyc, but you don’t seem to appreciate my gentle voice.” Joyce was not in a mood for Harold’s habitual jollity. Again silence reigned. Suddenly, Joyce arose, and left the room. Harold heard his slow step down the hall, and then the slam of the outer door. • . ' Dick Harrison sat in his attic room, deep in the pages of his geometry. A loud rap at the door brought him suddenly from the land of theorems to a sense of hospitality. “Come in,” he called, thinking it was Meredith from across the hall. The door was thrown open, revealing Captain Joyce, standing pale and resolute on the threshold. "Ah, hello! I’m sure glad to see you, Fred! Have a chair!” Harrison’s pale face flushed with pleasure, as the unexpected visitor came in range of the lamp light. “No, I can’t stay. I’ve come to ask you to play in my place, to-morrow." "Why, what’s the matter, Fred?” “Nothing, only you arc the better player, and every one knows it. The team will depend on you. Goodnight!” The door closed. Dick found himself alone, and thinking hard. I Ic must have misjudged Fred. He knew now that his old classmate was all for the good of the school. I Ic was to play, to-morrow; to help bring home The afternoon was here- The grandstand was crowded. Gay crowds were cheering Humbolt with its blue and gold well in evidence on one side of the field. On the other side, Arnold with its maroon and black, cheered and sang their team on to victory. The bands vied with each other to see which could make the most noise. There was school spirit in the form of flaming colon, brightly colored caps, and wildly enthusiastic cheer leaders and crowds. Among the Humbolt crowd were two noticeable figures. One was an enthusiastic, middle-aged man, and the other an anxious, sweet-faced woman. "I’m anxious to have you see the boy play. You will understand our old College spirit, Laura, the Humbolt spirit.” “Yes, I know, but all the accidents! I never did undentand the game, and------” “Oh, but you wait, i’ll explain, and it’s Fred’s team!" Any further conversation was cut short by a wild yell, as the teams came on to the field. When the whistle blew, the man was searching eagerly for his son among the Humbolt men. The game began with all the enthusiasm of a real College game. The man did not watch the field. He was still searching for the familiar figure. Turning to a man beside him, be asked, “Where is Captain Joyce?” “Don’t you know? Captain Joyce is not playing. Harrison was given his place.” “Not playing? Was Fred a quitter? Why wasn't he playing?" The man was excited, and hardly listened to his communicative, friendly neighbor. “You know. Joyce realized that Harrison was the better player, and asked him to play in his place. Pretty fine of him. wasn't it? All for Humbolt, you see!" victory; to do his best for the good of dear old Humbolt. • • •r • lELETEA r. Then it dawned upon the man, that perhaps Fred wasn’t the player lie thought he was. "Touchdown! Touchdown! Harrison! Harrison!” The wild waves of enthusiasm were almost deafening. Then, "Oh! He’s down! He’s hurt! Ah----------!!” Then all was still. A very limp figure, with a shock of yellow hair stained with blood, was carried from the field. The little woman turned away, glad her son was not playing. The touchdown, that meant so much, was dearly paid for, according to her thoughts. When the whistle blew, Joyce took his place in the line up. All was astir again. Their good old Captain would not fail them, Humbolt must win! Joyce himself felt that now was his chance to prove his worth. The game went on. The players, massed together, gained, first a few yards for Humbolt, then a few yards for Arnold. Only two minutes left, and the score standing 7 to 7. Wouldn’t some one do something to win? A figure shot forward, protected by his teammates, and ran, on, on, and on—-for a touchdown! The whistle blew! "Joyce! Joyce! Joyce!” The crowd went wild! The man looked proudly on, as the dusty smiling athlete was lifted to strong shoulders, and borne in triumph from the field. Later, when the enthusiastic crowds were singing and shouting on the campus, Joyce met Harrison in the lounging-room of the dormitory. "Good for you, Dickie! You found our footing for us, and sent us flying towards victory. Say! I was glad!” and Joyce pressed the hand of his old rival. "And, Fred, when Burns came whooping in here, that you had made that touchdown, and won the day! Say! But you know just how a fellow feels!” and Harrison returned his handclasp. "We want Joyce! We want Harrison!" came repeatedly from the grounds below. "Come on, Dick. We may as well face the music.” The two heroes of the day appeared on the campus. Amid the din, they hurried to the couple, who were talking with Coach Masters. The man knew that his son was doubly a hero, He was willing to sacrifice his own glory, for the good of the school. Ah! Wasn’t he proud of Fred? The man and his wife turned eagerly to speak to their son. "Father and Mother, you remember Dick Harrison, don’t you? He was our big man in High School, and lie is our big man, to-day.” Fred’s face wore its old, pleasant smile, as his parents shook hands with his former rival. The fight was won. Hadye Howe, ’17.r - 1'E LEX EAnT- ON THE MEXICAN BORDER Shortly after thedoseof school in June last year, the President of the United States sent out an order for all National Guards to equip themselves, and to report at their camping grounds in their respective states, to mobilize and to recruit their companies to war strength. When this order was being carried out, it was found by the officers in charge, that the majority of companies were lacking in men and equipment. This state of affairs they tried to remedy, but they did not meet with very good success. Our company, for example, was the smallest in the regiment. George Wilford, a graduate of the R. F.N.S., known around school as“ Cork,” and myself, being members of Company “C”, Hudson, Wisconsin, answered to the call, reporting at the Armory for duty, June 19,1916. After spending a few days at Hudson in preparation, we entrained June 21, for Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, which is the training camp of our state, arriving there in the afternoon of the same day. When all the Wisconsin guardsmen had arrived there, there were about 4500 men, all under canvas. Many people visited us at this place. To any one seeing a sight of this sort for the first time, it was wonderful, and one that will last in their memory. While at camp, we were drilled, examined physically, and vaccinated for tyhoid fever, receiving three inoculations of the serum, ten days apart. Shortly after this we signed the muster roll and were mustered into the Federal Service. This was earned out by marching up to an ordinary looking frame building, by companies, raising our right hands and listening to an oath read by Captain Wcscot of the Federal Army. This was all done amidst cheers from the companies waiting to be mustered in. This oath bound us to three years’service with the colors and three years with the reserve. Many of the fellows who refused to take the oath were hissed at, called “Yellow”, and some were ridden on rails. During our stay at Camp Douglas, new recruits were added to our company, among whom was another Normal Student, Thor Severson. On July 12, after due preparation and drilling, the third regiment entrained for San Antonio, Texas. We were transported in day coaches, these not being of the very best quality. We arrived in San Antonio, July 15. Our camping ground was about a mile and a half from the city but the jitneys soon found their way out there, and this made it very convenient for us. After all the troops from Wisconsin, Illinois and Kansas had arrived, there were about 1500 men. Drilling began in earnest and it was not long before we realized what it was to be a soldier. August 8, the three Wisconsin regiments left San Antonio for Leon Springs, a rifle range about twenty-five miles away. The first day out, we camped at Nine Mile Hill; the second day we reached Leon Springs, tired and thirsty. Here we stayed until August 18, then back to San Antonio, August 20. Our next hike was to Landas Park. This Cark was about one mile north of the city of New Braunfels. 1 did not make this ike as 1 was left at camp to do guard duty. It was the hardest hike tried so far. They started out in rain and mud. The first day they camped at Luxcllo, the second day brought them to Landas Park. Many fell out from sore feet and others from sheer exhaustion. During the stay at this park, the men really enjoyed themselves. There were many forms of amusement, such as playing baseball, dancing, and swimming. The swimming pool was of the clearest water, I have ever seen. We made the return trip by moonlight, arriving at Camp Wilson at 11 P. M., September 11. After the completion of this hike, all the men seemed to be under the impression that they would be ordered home, but no such luck. Page 67r .Tvl elet e anT The next hike of importance was the Austin hike. All who took it will never forget it. I haven’t space to go into details about this hike, but will tell of some of the hardships we underwent. This was an experiment and was to be carried out under war conditions. There were fifteen thousand men, a large number of horses and mules, and besides these, there was a train of motor trucks composed of many companies. These motor trucks were kept busy bringing provisions from San Antonio. Each man had with him enough food to keep him for two days, termed the emergency ration. It consisted of four small boxes of hardtack, six slices of bacon, sugar, salt, pepper and coffee. Besides this, he carried a pack sack, cartridge belt, bayonet and rifle; also one half of his shelter tent, a poncho, blanket, towel, tooth brush and paste, soap, a change of underwear and socks, a small jointed tent pole, five tent pins, a small tent rope, and an intrenching tool such as a small axe, shovel, pick or the like; then there were his aluminum dishes, and a canteen and cup of the same material. This does not seem like much to look at it, but to carry this load for half a day is different. Our daily ration was hard tack, field bread, baked beans, tomatoes, black coffee, potatoes, corned beef, prunes, rice, and a few other appetizing articles of food and one canteen of water a day. This hike was the hardest of all. We covered about two hundred miles. Although it was very trying at times, we all felt much better after completing this hike. We really felt that we had accomplished a great task and were proud of it. There were times while on the hike, that we felt like “throwing up the sponge,” but would stick it out for a few miles further and finally complete the hike. 11 was a very common sight to see some of the fellows drop out along the way. They were soon picked up and taken care of, as good as could be expected. An ambulance train drawn by mules followed each brigade. After returning from Austin, October 3, we rested one day, and then on October 4, the whole division marched in parade thru the city of San Antonio. This was the largest parade of its kind since the Civil War. About five o’clock one night, the most joyful news we had heard since we came to San Antonio, reached us bv way of the daily paper of that city. It was that the Third Wisconsin was ordered home! There was great rejoicing that night and no one even tried to sleep. November 23 found us on our way to Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Here we underwent inspection of all our clothing and equipment, which had to be checked up before leaving for home. At exactly 7 A.M. December 4, we all lined up and answered to the muster roll and by this maneuver we were mustered out of the Federal Service and back into the National Guard. This little poem probably describes our life on the Border better than I could: “I’ve had my fill of the border. Of greasers and border men, I’ve done my bit and stand to quit, And never take on again,— But I seem to know, when the bugles blow, And I hear the reveille, That my blood will heat and my pulses beat, No matter where I may be. And I’ll yearn to go—with a burning yearn That only a soldier feels: To slave and sweat in the heat and wet. To straighten and click my heels; But I’ve done my bit on the border, And now, thank God, I’m free— Alt ho' I know, when the bugles blow, They’ll have a call for me.” I. E. Dickey, ’17. Page 68r . 1 ELE TEAnT. 6:30 Reveille . 6:45 Roll-call and Calisthenics 7:00 Mess 8:00 Drill 11:00 Recall 11:30 First Sergeant’s Call 12:00 Mess J:30 Drill or lecture 3:00 Recall Many people have the idea that a soldier of the present day works all day long, and has not time for any other activities. That is a wrong impression, which should be corrected, for our government, as well as any other well organized government knows that “All work and no play makes a poor soldier.” The following schedule was the one the generally used by the military forces on the border last summer. 3:15 Athletics 4:15 Stable Call 4:30 Guard Mount 5:15 1st Call For Retreat 5:30 Retreat and Lowering of Colors. 6:00 Mess 9:00 Tattoo 10:15 Call to quarter 10:30 Taps, Lights Out Everything the army did was announced by the bugle, and answered by a quick snappy response from the soldiers. As the seasoning of the soldiers advanced, the amount of drill was cut down, leaving more time, in the afternoon, especially, for the men to amuse themselves. Baseball flourished among the National Guard units, for many regiments had former professional and college stars in their ranks. But the good old game of football was the mainstay of the athletic contests. At San Antonio, Texas, a Tournament was organized under the able direction of Captain Walt. C. Johnson, a former West Point star, and a member of General Green’s staff. The following organizations were represented by high class teams, that would rank with the best of college teams in this country. Each regiment had a team in the fight for the divisional championship. These arc the different units represented:— the first, second, and third regiments of the Wisconsin Brigade; first and second Kansas; third fourth, seventh, and eighth Illinois; seventh U. S. Artillery; first Illinois Artillery; sixteenth U. S. Cavalry; the Texas Engineers; the first Mississippi Infantry; the fourth New Hampshire Infantry; and second District of Columbia Infantry,—making sixteen teams in all. The third Wisconsin opened the Tournament on the staff field, by defeating the first Mississippi 6 to 0 in a fast spectacular game. As one reporter stated in his paper, “The Wisconsin team used the Minnesota shift, which proved baffling to the Southern lads, who fought with grim determination.” The fast snappy work of the Northern boys against the slow work of the Southerners told in many games, between teams of the North and South. As our Regiment, the Third Wisconsin, was orderedjhome soon after the first game, we were deprived of the privilege of playing any more games. We were obliged to cancel a game with the Second Texas at Corpus Christi; but the thought of home, 1800 miles distant, swept other thoughts away. Our hopes and wishes were satisfied perfectly, when the First Wisconsin won the 12th Divisional Championship, with the Second Wisconsin a close second. All the teams were of college and university calibre, having men from Wisconsin “U”, Illinois:’“U”, Yale, Harvard, Chicago, Ripon, and Beloit Colleges, Stevens Point and River Falls Normals, and many others. The attendance was from one thousand to four or five thousand. It was the largest football tournament ever staged in the United States and was very successful. ThoR J. Severson, 17. Page 69Page 70■ l€iETEAN. AGRICULTURE IN THE RIVER FALLS NORMAL With the remodeling of our educational system came the introduction into the curriculum of industrial courses. Among the first in importance but last to gain the attention of educators was Agriculture. The State University was the first branch of our educational system to equip and prepare itself for systematic training in scientific agriculture. A wealth of success has attended its effort but it has failed in that it has been unable to serve the great mass of people who are engaged in agricultural pursuits. Time elapsed and no other institution of learning heard the call ofthe masses, felt the crying need, saw the glowing possibilities, until a group of men in the State Normal School at River Falls caught the vision and dared follow it. In June of the year 1912, the State Board of Normal School Regents passed a resolution, establishing a school of Educational Agriculture in connection with our Normal School. Equipment was secured, a faculty chosen, and school opened September 2, 1912, with a program of four courses of study and an enrollment of forty students in this special department. The enrollment February 7, 1917, was one hundred and fifty three men. The school farm contains forty two acres of cultivated land, pasture, trial plots, gardens and farmstead. Additional supplies and equipment have been purchased from time to time for laboratory courses, and new members have been added to the faculty. The course offered at present is nothing short of genuine university work, practical in every respect, and doing well what it attempts. Broad in its scope, thorough in its methods, it leads the student to the very essence of every phase of farm and school life. Class discussion is free in manner and comprehensive in detail. Up-to-the-minute methods of objective exposition are employed. Lantern slides and charts are always at hand. Farm engines and other machinery, dairy apparatus, grain, hay, and commercial feeds are all brought before the class in the most profitable manner. Excursions to up-to-date farms are daily occurrences, when snow banks do not barricade the highways. Lines of distinct demarkation have been drawn between the various departments. Instruction is given in Dairying, Animal Husbandry, Feeds, Horticulture and Poultry, by men of experience. The work docs not overlap. Methods of teaching arc discussed daily. Actual practice gives an opportunity for originality. The intimate and wholesome relationship between the faculty and students holds aloft a high standard of teaching excellence. The students do their work, not to satisfy the immediate demand, but rather to reach a standard which they shall in turn hold up for their classes. Project work is the latest word in agriculture pedagogy. It is the most natural and thorough method of teaching, for it places the pupil with the actual problem, giving him independence, self-reliance, and a chance to expand. “Besides the material and visible evidences of work and the means of carrying it forward, the ideals of the school must not be omitted from the list of effective agents. There arc great possibilities of mental development in the study of real life, the material things of life. The courses of study are made up with that ideal in view. The students learn the material and how to use it. They are instructed in method and order of approach to the subject. They are given an opportunity to clinch the whole matter by working it all out in actual practice.” Our graduates go out to good positions, sowing in the young lives the seeds, the ideals, of a higher type of Agriculture, happier home surroundings, more community effort, and more patriotic citizenship. Hines, ’17. Page 71- 1 ELET EAl i THE PUBLIC HEALTH MOVEMENT The aims of the public health movement may he broadly defined ns a social effort to prevent disease, to lengthen the life and usefulness of every member of society, and to afford opportunities for a normal physical and mental development of society. The most fundamental means of health improvement is through education in the habits, knowledge, ideals and physical development, which go with socially efficient right living, personal and public. Such education begins with birth and lasts throughout life. It can only partially be monopolized by the public educational system. But the public educational system is extending its beneficent influence over those of pre-school and post-school age. as well as in the formative and plastic period of childhood, and for this reason the public school stands out easily as the greatest single instrument for health promotion. The elements of personal hygiene should be taught in the elementary schools, and social and community hygiene should be taught in the high school. Some of the phases of this rapidly developing science arc: 1. Medical supervision, including inspection, the school nurse, health census, health needs, school clinics, cooperation with boards of health and private organizations, open air schools, school feeding, careful records of ailments and the ones cured, and scientific studies of the cause and prevention of disease. 2. School sanitation including school sites, ventilation, lighting, heating, humidity, drinking water and fountains, school baths, hygienic toilet facilities, hygienic cloak rooms, fire proof construction, the proper seats and desks, play rooms, and rest and emergency rooms. 3. Physical education including play and play grounds, physical training and gymnastics, athletics, posture and corrective work, recreation, swimming, bathing, class room games, folk dancing, boy scouts and camp fire girls. 4. 1'caching hygiene: Health education of teachers, selection of texts, forming personal hygiene habits, public hygiene study and co-operation, health education of parents in feeding, docking and sleep for children, home hygiene in domestic science, vocational or industrial hygiene, first aid, aex hygiene, health ideals, and health efficiency. 5. Hygienic teaching: Overwork, underwork, fatigue, interest, attention, school programs, whole time or part time, recreation, vacations and their influence, and the prevention of physical defects and pathological conditions. I have a short space for a report of some health investigations as it pertains to the River Falls State Normal school. I have chosen the health census of a few conditions: 85% of the students have had measles. 61% mumps, 57% whooping cough, 47% chicken pox. 11% scarlet fever. 6% diphtheria, 1% tyhoid fever, and 1% small pox. 13% of the students wear glasses, 15% have defective vision, 1% defective hearing, 9% have nose and throat trouble, 13% goitre (girls) and 5% functional disturbance of the heart. Elizabeth Allison, M. IX, Normal School Physician. HONTING WABBITS ON REEVER FALLS I jst veek before Sattcday Mester Poffcsscr Pooka and Aye vc going homing wabbits. Aye tal heem vich vay skal vc vent. He ask me det et iss’nt mak anny differment; in Rcevcr Falls wabbits dey iss any plass. “Some times," he say, “it iss so many del yu cut can tal vich von to shooting first." Val puty soon vc valking all afternoon and den vc sec a sheeps and dan ct comes a house. But ct iss no wabbits yet. Mester Poffcsscr Pooka he say, "Now sec har Ola I ant tenking dees iss quite wile. Here vc are keeling wabbits on dee» mon’s land vitout caking. Aye tank vc better tal heem ef vc can do dat." he say also, "Ju go tal heem". For vy he vont me to lie lak dote. Aye ant know. Dc mon say to me cf Aye ban Mester Kargcs. Aye esk him. ‘ No." He say ef Mester Pook ban Mester Goble. I say. "No." Dan he say, det iss awite den, ju can do dat; oderwisc Aye skal haf to pen up all my sheeps." Vot ju tenking bout dat? Page 72- 1E LE TEAIsT■ Val vc guing bvc Loswsome Mount for boat tree Hour . Avc tank, ven all bye sudden up vumping de wabbit. Mester PofTesscr Pooka bang! Aye bang too, yut for fun. Up vumping von more wabbits. Mester Pooka be bang. I bang too.—yus for fun. Dan vc cowing a Welle and examining de guns to see how dey Hooding de wacket. Yut dan up yumping one more wabbits. Metier Pbffcssor Pooka be bang. Aye banging again, yut for pwactice. But all de tam de wabbit is wunning.yut to feat he can. After dat ve for long tarn tee Dotting but blue yay. lie aceting on de tree and laughing, and laughing, lie listen lak my vife scoolding and Aye tenk how hunger he vill be vitout a wabbits for dinner. And Aye tanking bout de babby and dat dees tam daddy ent can bringing home de bunting skin to wap de little wabbit in. Metier Pooka tenk vc better pwactice some more. Vc itt now coming by Dry Run. Surely here its a wabbit. Surely dcrc he go. Dcsc tam Aye get oksitil. Aye bang I Mr. Pooka he vltsle. Dan et yus seem lak in every hole dcrc atandt a wabbit laughing and laughing to us. Ave tank lie laugh till he die because de vav ve shooting fullt him to fill of laugh det he ent can breath. So vc killing toutant of wabbits. Decs itt a long tale vit out much point oksept det vc having a lot of pwactice. But who ever heard of a wabbit "tail" having a point annv vav? Von ting shurc ve guing to lak dote guns back to Mester Lund and getting our mona back. W. B. Davison. OUR HALLOWE’EN PARTY, OCT. 27, 1916 The air was full of mystery last week concerning an announcement of a Hallowe’en party to be given on Friday evening. A torchlight procession was mentioned and something was said about President Wilson and Justice Hughes leaving their duties for a time, in order to be present. What could it all mean? In the meantime, busy preparations were going on for the party which was to take the form of a national nominating convention. The dilTcrcnt political panics were organized, and we were told to join the one of our choice. Banners and torches were made, and costumes were planned. We were asked to assemble at the girls' gymnasium at 7:30 o’clock sharp, that the procession might start from there. No one wanted to miss any of the good time, to even before the appointed hour the gymnasium was well filled, —and what a noisy, laughing crowd we were! A» we looked and listened, we had our first inkling as to what the good time was really to be. In six different parts of the room, as many different parties were gathered under their banners and standards. There were the G. O. P.. the Democrats. Socialists. Prohibitionists. Suffragists, and last, bat not least, the I. W. W.’s- The latter, perhaps, attracted the most attention by their costumes, music, jigging, and acrobatic stunts. In looks and actions they certainly seemed to befieve firmly in carrying oat their policy. "I won’t work.” After much laughing and exhibiting of party spirit, the lines were formed for the torch-light procession with the I. W. W.’s in the lead. Just outside the door, each division was given several torches which were held high with the party standards. Wc marched on past North Hall, up and down the the streets, the torches blazing and the marchers shouting for their respective candidates. The streets were lined with interested townspeople, who thought it quite A wonderful sight. When some of the torches had gone out, and wc were hoarse with shouting, wc marched to the Assembly room,—to do some more. The parties were seated in their assigned places, and the work of nominating was begun. The Chairman of the convention was the ever fluent speaker, Mr. Wilbur Ensign. In spite of his croquet mallet and his silver-tongued oratory, he found it beyond even his remarkable ability to restrain the exuberant outbursts of the assembly! At the right of the rostrum sat the clerks, answering telephone calls and telegrams, and recording the minutes of the momentous proceedings. Pngo 73- 1 ELET EAfA When the nominations were in order, William Doonen, L.L.D., presented to the people as the Democratic candidate for re-election. President J. H. Ames Wilson. Directly there appeared Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and family to take their places on the platform. It needed at least three glances to make sure that it was not the head of the White House himself, for Mr. Ames’ resemblance to him was so great. Then followed his strong appeal to the people for re-election. The next nomination was made by the Hon. Lew Coit, when he pleaded the cause of Justice James Maloti Hughes, who with Mrs. Hughes, their children and grand-children immediately took his place. As the candidate addressed us so eloquently, we were struck by the strong likeness of this man to the one whose name he bore. During the speech, there appeared immediately behind the speaker the ghost of Teddy, who kept close to the hcclsof Mr. Hughes,—always in the shadow, but nodding assent to all that was said. It was an unexpected but timely interpretation of the true relationship existing between the two politicians. There followed in turn in behalf of the Prohibitionists the presentation by Charles Hines, D. D., of Candidate G. S. Stratton Hanly. A little difficulty was cncountcd here on account of Mr. Manly's tremendously large family, and their rather unruly conduct. There were John Alexander, the Grape Juice Twins, Zebediah, Ira Bill, the Black Sheep of the Family, Obadiah, Methuselah, Jehoshaphat, Samanthy, Hiram, and Habakkuk. Then, too, to impress the party’s sentiments more fully upon us. there were placed beside the speaker a barrel of water, a keg of grape juice, and a bottle of milk, whick latter the junior Hanly’s partook of freely. The humorous speech by the elder Mr. Hanly together with the actions of the younger set, produced a side splitting effect upon the audience. Orator Laurence Thomson spoke in flowery language of the sterling qualities of the militant Suffragist, Carrie Mosher Chapman, who forthwith appeared with her band of feminine co-workers. I n true woman fashion, she asked her hearers, in beseeching tones, to give women an equal chance with men. and let them prove what they can do when once given an opportunity. The Socialists were present in numbers strong. The distinguished Hon. R. A. Karges Benson had been chosen for candidacy, and was announced by Miss Ebba Ahlstrom, an ardent worker in her party’s cause, in fitting and well-chosen words. To live up to their party name, there were with Mr. Benson on the rostrum, the gypsy, the Indian, and the negro. The speaker, waxing eloquent as he continued, sought to persuade his listeners that the plane of all individuals should be a common one. From time to time during the evening, we had been reminded of the fact that the I.WAV.’s were present both in body and spirit, as occasional shouts, grunts, and shots were heard from that corner of the room. Now came their time for setting forth to the public ana tional leader. This was done by their accomplished Mr. Ernest Landt who played his part well. Even before he was announced, we felt sure the candidate would be notorious Ikey Davison Hevwood, which conjecture proved correct. His ludicrous appearance, as well as that of his wife, whom he embraced so fondly, and the mirth-provoking speech that followed, were a fitting climax to the variety of speeches we had listened to. Perhaps it was a trifle hard, after learning the remarkable qualities of 10 many good men, to decide for whom to vote. Nevertheless, ballots were passed passed, and the choice of each voter was made known. The votes were counted, and it was announced that Mr. Ames Wilson was nominated for his second term of office. Now the august political body became again the jovial, unrestrained crowd of teachers and students who dispersed to the boys’ gymnasium, where each one was served with doughnuts and cider. After some more talking and laughing, the party was broken up. Every one went home feeling that the evening fun had been of a most unique, as well as educative nature. The memories of it will dwell long in the minds of the merry makers. Lavra Anderson, ’18. Page 74.’MELETEAJsf'i BEFORE THE CURTAIN GOES UP Well— Iiu—es we've been here awaitin’ For the program to begin. Been thinkin to myself. I hcv— Spite of all the noise and din— About the time when you and I, After pbnnin night and day. Decided to look for a suitable school. And send our Mary away. How we talked and thought and argued, 'Bout schools of different kinds. And as to which was the very bcit Normal, We couldn't make up our minds. Bcca .se of this or that ’bout each. Which didn't suit somehow. The way we disagreed on 'em— Makes me laugh about it now. And how wc in the cvcnin's When the chores and work was done, Would set by the kitchen table And read the catalogues I'd brung From the postoffice in town that day, And the ' would tell about Schools of all descriptions, From Madison to Stout. We didn’t want one far away. Nor too near the old farm home. Nor in a great big city, Where she'd be so much alone. Nor yet a very swell place. That would make our daughter proud And change her like it docs some gals, Who act so smart and loud! No—wc knew the kind wc wanted, And wc found it too all right. First time we read about the Falls, It seemed as though it might Be just the school to send her to,— The only place we’d found Where things just seemed to suit us both, To the level of the ground! First time we heard from Mary, Wrote she liked the Normal fine. And said she jes loved the President— So thoughtful and so. kind; And she liked her work and teachers. And the student friends she’d made. And talked about school spirit That the River Falls Normal had. We waited sort of expectant like. To see if it would last. And things would turn out as we'd planned. In those cvcnin's of the past. I guess the did, Eliza, For she’s still our own sweet girl, And nothin' now can change her, No—nothin’ in this world! There now—at last the curtain’s rollin’ up— Ix»k, Liza, in the front row! Our Mar) ! Ain’t she pert)' all in white, And her eyes are shinin' so! Ixmks just like you did. When you was married one day. In the old church back home. The 21st of May! She’s a teacher now she is— ’Fraid we'll lose her—drat! Where's my handkerchief? What you sniffling for? Taint no funeral we’re at. Doggone it—she’s a smiling at us, Checks jes like a cherry! Ain’t a smarter gal in the whole blame set, Than our teacher—Mary! Rhine M. Rodman, '17. Page 75- 1 ELET EAN COMMON THINGS The cwnmooest things of life arc after all the ouc we really enjoy mat. The things from which gc« the most lasting pleasure are those that may be enjoyed by all classes of society. No matter how poor or bow rich, how humble or how exalted an individual is. the same enjoyment may be derived from fresh, cool breezes blowing o’er one. driving away the cares and perplexities of every day life. The man of high position, of renown and wealth can get no more pleasure from a dip in a swimming pool on a hot night, than the commonest day-laborer does from a plunge in the river or lake after a hard day’s work. More lasting happiness can be obtained from a brisk walk in the crisp, fresh air of the morning, than from any ride in an automobile. However great the delight in motoring, the joy of the walk surpasses it, and walking is one of the commonest things of life. The things that give the President of the United States pleasure are the same that give any one of us satisfaction, such as cold water in the face in the morning, visiting one’s folks, or having achat with a friend. If you are a millionaire, there is nothing that will give you more genuine joy than to bite into a sweet red apple, todrink a glass of pure water when thirsty, or to rest in calm refreshing sleep when you are tired. The Great Teacher called Himself, “The Bread of Life." meaning that we should partake at freely of the spiritual food He offers ss we do of the common food which all eat, whether peasantor king. Christ always used parables of common things in his teachings, realizing that in this way His meaning would be dearer to His bearers. He exalted common thin. and made them holy. Can we not do the same? Both work and play are common things. In both, whatever is enjoyed in common by the bod carrier and the bank president, gives much more joy than any daas pleasure. Doing kindnesses either large or small with the thought of others in mind may be work; but oh, how common we could make that kind of work if we only would! We need not be wealthy or influential in order to bestow gifts of value. Just a word kindly spoken, a smile given from a heart full of sympathy, an expression of interest, or an act of thoughtfulness will be many times more valuable than a purchased gift, given without the giver. “That is no true alms which the hand can hold; He gives nothing but worthless gold, who gives from a sense of duty." The poet as truly says, ‘The gift without the giver is bare." No matter in what class of society wc arc, it is within our ability to make these gifts the common things of life. Dorothy I.or „ '18 BUILD A BOX Build yourself a strong box. Fashion each part with care, When it’s as strong as your hand can make it, Put all your troubles there. Hide there all thought of your sorrows, And each bitter cup that you quail'. Lock all your heartaches within it, Then sit on the lid and laugh. — Selected.Page 77Page 78AlNOOUIflM 4 4 SNDIlVZINWaO i__________ir .T IELETEAJsTi First Semester Anna Ryss Evelyn Shaw Laura Anderson I nca Moen Y. W. C. A. CABINET OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester Laura Anderson Evelyn Shaw Violet Tilley Ethel Webster ADVISORY BOARD Mrs. J. W. Crabtree, Mrs. J. I. Malott, Miss Bernice Sanford, Miss M. B. McMillan, Miss Lois Beddall YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION The origin of the Y. W. C. A. dates far back in the history of our school, to the year 1890. It was the first religious organization introduced here, and consequently was looked upon rather skeptically by many who should have promoted it. Miss Bessie Clinch, now Mrs. Frank Webster of this place, was its first President. In the early days of this organization, it had to work against great difficulties. There was no regular meeting place because the lyceum room, which was the social room then, was often too cold for comfort. They were obliged to meet in one of the class rooms not in use at the time. The announcement of their meeting could not be made in assembly. But in spite of all this it progressed and thru its influence the Y. M. C. A. was organized a few years later. It is only in recent years however that the work of the Y. W. C. A. has been a vital factor in the student life. Page 80- 1 ELETEA hf. The work for this year was duly initiated by the joint reception given by the three religious organizations as a welcome to the new students. Several new things have been introduced and carried out successfully this year. Sunday afternoon Vesper Services have been held. Then also to make the Sunday afternoon pass more pleasantly for some, the society room has been open for a social hour from three to five o’clock. These and other functions have developed a great deal of interest among the girls. Our organization owes much to Miss Sanford for the help and guidance she has given us. To our advisors we extend our gratitude for their kind co-operation and sympathy. When we look back over the year’s work, it is with the hope that the program of activities for the Y. W. C. A. in the future may be greatly enlarged upon and that our organization may rapidly grow in the spirit for which it stands. Adams, Ruth MEMBERSHIP Griffey, Mildred Olson, Belle Aiilstrom, Kb BA Guiser, Edna Olson, Clarice Allbee, Gladys Guiser, Florence Olson, Hazel Alton, Madge Hanson, Etta Olson, Mollie Anderson, Alta Hawn, Vera Orvold, Luella Anderson, Jennie Huntzicker, Grace Ottum, Alvena Anderson, Laura Hurd, Althea Paulson, Lulu Andrews, Pearl Ingli, Gwen Pearson, Florence Austerud, Stella Isaac, Lulu Peterson, Bernice Bakke, Gladys Isaccson, Inez Peterson, Judith Beddall, Lois Iverson, Constance Peterson, Ruth Benedict, Florence Iverson, Josie Phernettox, Madge Bergii, Della Jackman, Vilo Preston, Madge Best, Gertrude Jenson, Anna Quale, Ida Bertelson, Agnes Johnson, Esther Reed, Luella Bossenbrook, Gertrude Johnson, Marie Richardson, Pearl Bridges, Mabel Johnson, Ruth Roatch, Mildred Bryant, Kathryn Jorstad, Stella Roningen, Signa Campbell, Ethel Julien, Stella Ryss, Anna Cheney, Ruth Kamke, Aralda Severson, Esther Clapp, Constance Kendall, Pearl Shaw, Evelyn Cudd, Nancy Kurchinsky, Mabel Smith, Alice Davis, Stella Leach, Gladys Smith, Esther Davidson, Evelyn Leffingwell, Blanche Standish, Marion Delander, Nathalie Lien, Phyllis Stelling, Olga Elliott, Leora Lofgren, Lavina Sundby, Hazel Engleiiart, Laura Lotz, Dorothy Swanberg, Lois Erickson, Bertha Lumley, Etta Swanson, Hillary Erlandson, Esther Matthews, Nellie Taylor, Margaret Esterby, Mabel McKee, Florence Thompson, Clara Flanders, Irene McGeorge, Elfreda Tilley, Violet Fleming, Elizabeth Mehnert, Martha Utman, Isabelle Fleming, Marjorie Mehleis, Alice Webster, Ethel Forseth, Josie Moen, Inga Webster, Thora Fours, Alma Monroe, Marjorie Weghorn, Elizabeth Fraser, Marjorie Moore, Grace Williams, Inez Gardner, Doris Morrow, Katherine WlNKLEMAN, LAURETTA Geibler, Meta Mosher, Lovila Zwickey, Catherine Gridley, Bernice Page 81Page 82r - 1 E L E TBAhC YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION First Semester C. Minus C. Lancukll E. Wkiistkr A. Gustafson OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester W. Bbnbdict A. Johnston E. Pi: arson I. COURTICB The membership has doubled that of last Our President, Mr. C. C. Mines, was on The vice president, Mr. C. I ingdcll, also The work of our association this year has been most gratifying, year. The work has been aggressive from the opening of school, the field before the opening of school with a well plonned program', came early with ideas procured from the Kau Claire city association. The opening week of school found members who returned-from last year, working earnestly to increase our membership and to help the students in every way possible. The aggressiveness did not stop here, but a systematic support of all school activities was planned. The canes and school colors that put much of the enthusiasm into the athletic contests was an outcome of the “Y” efforts. Other school activities had the hearty cooperation of the cnthusiatic group of “Y" men. The devotional committee mapped out a program that brought results. First, the hour of meeting was changed to 9:40, but later to 11:15. By this arrangement the men on the different athletic teams were able to become active members. This brought us a number of good men. A second feature of the devotional committee's work was the arrangement by which some of the business men of the city led some of the devotional meetings. This proved an attractive feature and gave us splendid addresses from the business man’s point of view. The ministers of the city were asked to cooperate. This they did in a splendid way. not only as leaders at some devotional service, but with their advice in several instances, which was much appreciated. Another feature of the devotional meetings was the organization of a quartette, early in the year. This quartette has rendered some excellent music and promises tdh e a strong feature for next year. Its organization and the purchase of song books has been a great help to the musical work, which has been under the directionof Prof. J. P. Jacobson. In the way of social events, the association has helped to make the life of the students pleasant. The first event was the reception given by the Christian Associations on the first Friday evening of school. This was an evening enjoyed by all. Later the association took part in an all school social—“A Political Convention. ’-This was a great success. The annual “Stag Social” was later given. All of the school men were invited to this. Various stunts were given and a general good time was enjoyed by all. During the State Oratorical Contest, the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. . kept open house. A program was given, tea served, and an evening of games enjoyed by many of the students and visitors. Another feature of the year's work has been the Vesper Services. Several of these were given. All of the programs were well prepared and well given, and attended by a large body of students and citizens of the town. One of the most encouraging features of the year’s work is the fact that the association has come to realize that such an organization is the only force in a Normal school that can minister to the spiritual needs of the institution. It has caught the vision and under the leadership of its officers of the year has made rapid progress. The outlook for next year is most encouraging. Our new officers are men of vision and spiritual life and we feel sure that next year will bring great results. With our emblem, the triangle, and our motto John 17:21. we are proud of our vear’s work. - . JIM- Page 83w ■ 1ELETEA nT- NORMAL CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION First Semester Wm. Doonen Bess Buckley Myrtle McNamara Frank Welch OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester Ed. Stadler Rochelle Rudolph Frances Lindley Leo Lowe Altho this society is not as old as some of our organizations, it is doing some very useful and noteworthy work. Nearly two hundred students are members. The spirit which they have shown in taking part in the programs, together with the work of the president and other officers, has helped to raise the standard of the society. The regular meetings of this organization are held every two weeks and the interesting programs are enjoyed by all who attend. At the beginning of the year the N. C. A. joined with the Y. W. C. A. and the Y. M. C. A. in giving a reception to the new students. The purpose of this event, that the students should speedily become acquainted early in the year, was undoubtedly accomplished. Another social event of special interest was the fourth annual picnic at Glen Park, which every one enjoyed. It is the hope of the N. C. A. of 16-17 that the society will continue to aid its members in the future, even more than it has done in the past. Much of the success of this year's work has been due to the efforts of Professor Prucha, our faculty adviser, who stands as an able sponsor of the N. C. A. J: Page 84Page 85AG-RI-FALLIAN First Semester Ernest E'andt Simon Lovass Alvin Hanson Harold Vanderiioof Irvin Heist: OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Critic Second Semester Irvin Heise Ralph Ryder Malcolm Graham John Light Henry Antholz This society was organized in November 1912 to cooperate with the Agricultural Department of the school, also to promote a cooperative feeling between the farmers of the community and the school. The meetings are somewhat informal and give an opportunity for the discussion of live agricultural subjects, as well as a chance to enjoy a social evening. Early in the year the Society put on a vaudeville entertainment which was a decided success. The proceeds of this entertainment were used to finance a Corn Show for the rural schools of the community. Sixteen prizes were offered forthe best exhibits. Mr. Bewick, government representative, gave an interesting talk on organizing the boys and girls of our school for furthering school activities. The Service Bureau of the school is also one of the more recent accomplishments of the society. This branch is to be a center of information for the teachers in Agriculture, so they may better meet the needs in their respective communities. This bureau collects material which is indexed so that material on any agricultural topic may be easily found. The society is grateful to the teachers of Agriculture for the interest they have shown in the work, and realize that the success of the organization is due largely to their efforts. Page 86 Page 87 A- 1 ELET H AlsT- G. O. P OFFICERS First Semester Esther Erlandson Florence Pearson President Vice President Second Semester Francis Stapleton Helen Hanson Jane O’Connell Lillian Ryan Secretary T rcasurer Bermece Gridley Margaret Williams The G. O. P. was organized in 1912 for the purpose of promoting school spirit. Since then it has added to its list, another duty, that is, of calling on the sick girls and sending them cards and letters. The society was increased to fifty this year. The initiation was a remarkable affair and thoroughly enjoyed by all participating. There were about thirty-five new members initiated. The G. 0. P. girls were active at all the football games, wearing school colors and leading in the songs and yells. They also sold canes before each game for the benefit of the football team. In the parade following the mass meeting, before the State Championship football game, the G. 0. P. had a wagonette trimmed in red and white. The new members drew this, while the old members had the privilege of riding. Songs and yells rolled from the wagonette continuously. After the La Crosse game, the La Crosse girls were royally entertained by the G. 0. P. Coffee and doughnuts were served. A matinee party for the girls, and ladies of the faculty was given in honor of Miss Crowley, before her departure to take up her new work. Music was rendered by the Nelson Orchestra. Punch and wafers were served. The “Spirit Club” and G. O. P. worked together in working up spirit at the Stevens Point game. The members of these clubs dressed in the school colors. Between halves they marched forming the initials R. F. N., after which they formed a figure eight around the players. The G. O. P. surely is a live organization and does much to increase our “River Falls Spirit.” Page 88-TM ELET E AJsf- Page 89■“MELEXEAJrNTi AURELIA LITERARY SOCIETY First Semester Lucile Hawkins Stella Davis Florence Preston Pearl Trepanier OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester Viola Reese Gladys Larson Rochelle Rudolph Bess Hawkins The aim of the Aurelia Literary Society of the River Falls Normal School is to arouse an interest among the girls of the school in literary work. Besides bringing the girls together for literary purposes, it brings them together socially as well, thus forming close friendships among our members. During the past year we have had, among other programs the following: A Folk Program, Christmas Program, Riley Program, St. Patrick's Day Program, Program from our southern writers, and a one-act play. The social phase of our society has not been neglected. In the early part of the year a dancing party was given for the girls. At Christmas time we had an appropriate party at which Santa was present with his gifts, candies and pop-corn. After the distribution of gifts we danced for an hour, all leaving with the true Christmas spirit. It is hoped that our society will continue in the future, to do the same kind of good work that it has done in the past. MEMBERS Bryant Katherine Davis, Stella Davidson, Evelyn Esterby, Mabel Fazendin, Marie Fouks, Alma Geibler, Meta Gilbertson, Eunice Hawkins, Lucile Hawkins, Bess Hawkins, Eleanor Hutchins, Ella Heffron, Helen Johnson, Minnie Johnson, Esther Johnson, Myrtle Larson, Gladys Mulrooney, Marian Moen, Inga McDairmid, May McNamara, Margaret Preston, Florence Reed, Luella Reese, Viola Rudolph, Rochelle Riley, Emmeline Swanberg, Lois Schiffer, Ernestine Trepanier, Pearl Vann, Orsie Vann, Tressa McNamara, Elsie Page 90.'Meleteai '. L1NCO LNIAN j K lIHttCV First Semester E. Stadler W. Benedict [. Hiese OFFICERS President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester Lew Coit I. Heise L. Thomson The Lincolnian Society began its work last fall with Ed Stadlcr at its head. There was a great deal of interest shown in this activity. In some societies the hard thing to do is to find people who arc willing to appear on the program. This is not the trouble with the Lincolnian. We have only two meetings a month and we have such a large amount of talent that it is difficult to give everybody a chance to appear. The members arc members because they wish to be able to appear before the public with credit to themselves. The programs have been very interesting. Besides the orations, readings, talks and musical numbers, we have had debates on questions ranging from the relative benefits of pool playing and “fussing” to the Adamson law, and from how the Normal School should spend its money to who shall be President of the United States. The meetings have been interesting and those who have attended them can say with the “Hoosier Poet,” “But I tell you what I jest Think walks all over the rest— Anyway it suits me best— That’s ‘The Literary.’ ” MEMBERS OF THE LINCOLNIAN Laura Anderson Archie Anderson Lon Best Frank Brexdemuehl Wayne Benedict Irvin Courtice Lew Coit Walter Fritsch Arthur Gustafson Irvin Heise Ruth Huntzicker Ralph Hanson Ezra Jones Everall Keyes Ernest Landt Vayne La Duke Leo Lowe Ella Madson Ernest Pearson Ralph Proper Russell Robinson Reine Rodman Anna Ryss Viola Reese Edward Stadler Frank Shannon Levi Scarbrough Laurence Thomson Joe Taylor Harold Vanderhoof Frank Welch Charles Whitford Irvin Weinfurther Norman Johnson Henry Antholz Alfred Grannum Neal Smith Page 91-"MeleteanT. First Semester Della Berch Geraldine Downs Lublla Byrnes William Stapleton OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester Frank Lesar Mildred Jorstad Marion Thompson Vernon Kelly The aim of this organization has been to train its members to be leaders in rural communities and to make the rural school take its place in the social life as well as in the educational life of the community. In order to accomplish this, we have had regular meetings every two weeks with a variety of programs consisting of parliamentary practice, debates on rural subjects, readings, recitations, and music, both vocal and instrumental. The society has been favored by slides of Wisconsin scenery, the Philippine Islands and of birds. Concerning these slides interesting talks have been given. One evening was devoted to programs which could be given in a rural school. Some of the programs were for such occasions as, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, and Arbor Day. A number of programs have been given in rural schools. A Lincoln program was Eivcn at district No. 4,Town of Troy, St. Croix County, and a Shakespeare program at district No. 6, Town of Pleasant Valley, St. Croix County. These, and similar programs were given wholly by the members of the Rural Life Club at which the president and the secretary officiated. We had more invitations than we could accept, to give programs in rural schools. March 22nd, Miss Mabel Carney, inspector of the department of training for rural schools of Minnesota, addressed the student body, under the auspices of this society. The social functions of the society this year were a reception for the new members in October, and a Christmas tree and program. The members of the club arc organizing this spring to study nature by taking hikes into woods for flower and bird study, for we wish to be better acquainted with the rural environment. Page 92. lELETEAJC'Ti CAMERA CLUB First Semester I. Ley C. Toppe E. Weghorn W. DOONEN OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Second Semester E. Jewell A. Christenson E. Nelson A. Severson The Camera Club was organized in the fall of nineteen hundred and fifteen. The aim of the club is to promote interest along photographic lines. This organization holds a prominent place in our school even tho it is one of the youngest, and its membership during this, its second year, has nearly doubled. The regular meetings of the club are held every other Monday night and arc devoted to the developing and printing of films. The work is under the supervision of Professor Jacobson. Mr. Jacobson has shown a great interest in the club and the good work done by the club if due to his efforts. One of the laws of the club is that each member shall have at least eight pictures posted monthly for exhibition. In this way others may profit by the experience of others, so they too, may better their pictures. It is hoped this club will continue to grow and prosper in the coming years as it has in the past. Page 93 AMUSIC- 1 E L E T E AnT- THE MEN’S GLEE CLUB OFFICERS President Secretary-Treasurer Ralph Hanson Chester Sanderson Glee Club. Professor Wickland, our able director of last year, was not with us owing to his work in other fields. NVc were then left without a leader, and a glee club without a leader was an impossibility. Professor Hanna, a new member of the faculty, came to our rescue and offered his services as director of the club. Under his able guidance and leadership the club has made great progress and a very successful season is looked forward to. Last year there were forty-three members in the club but experience showed us that this was too large a number. This year thirty one members were taken into the club. Many more were available but we determined to keep about thirty as the limit. By doing so, better work could be done and the smaller number would be easier to transport on trips. The members this year have proved loyal to the club by attending practice twice a week regularly. By the members taking an active interest in the work, and coming out to practice, Mr. Hanna has been able to work out a fine program which will be given at concerts later in the season. This book goes to print too early for an account of the spring’s activities. The itinerary of the club will be larger than last year. In addition to the yearly concerts at River Falls, Hudson, Ellsworth, and Roberts, plans arc being made for a more extensive tour. Every man who has taken an active part in the club’s activities for one year is presented with a pin which upon graduation becomes his personal property. These pins serve as a reminder of the happy days spent with the Glee Club. As a school organization the Men’s Glee Club is always ready to sing at school functions and do its part in helping advertise the merits of the school. PERSONNEL Director Pianist . Prof. O. M. Hanna Ernest Pearson First Bass Bercen, Walter Coit, Lew Garlid, Oscar Heebink, Gerald Langdell, Chester Johnson, Norman Scarbrough, Levi Willink, Arnold First Tenor Allard, Douglas C LEAS BY, ELWOOD La Duke, Vayne Peterson, Alvin Schomer, Louis Theiler, Herman Second Tenor Deichsel, Wesley Drake, Russel Hanson, Alvin Hanson, Ralph Matheny, Leon Ritchey, Harold Courtice, Irvin Second Bass Clark, Manley Hines, Charles {ohnston, Andrew ight. Jack Lowe, Leo Sanderson, Chester Skifstad, Clinton Page 96V - 1 ELET E AhT- Page 97f Page 98V - 4 ELET EAnT. NORMAL BAND Director. . . . . . . . - . . VV.II. Eller OFFICERS President. . . . . .. . . Jack Light Vice President.................................................... John Hamerski Secretary. . . . . .. . . . . . . Wesley Dbiciisbl Treasurer. . ..... ..................................... • . . Malcom Graham Among the organizations of our school the band is perhaps the youngest. Previous attempts had been made to organize but until this year, these had not been successful. Through the efforts of Professor W. H. Eller a group of boys volunteered their services and we can now boast a Normal Band. Under his able direction and by the faithful attendance of its members at practice it has progressed rapidly. It has taken a leading part in all school activities and has done much to arouse enthusiasm at mass meetings and athletic contests. MEMBERS Cornets—M. Thompson, C. Conrad, F. Mardaus, A. Peterson, E. Cicasby, L. Coit, A. Christianson. Clarinets—Vi La Duke, M. Graham, J. Hamerski. Piccolo—I. Hcisc. Trombone—D. Allard, C. Skifstad, A. R. Christensen, J. Hanson. Baritone—J. Light. Alto—I. Dickey, C. Sanderson. Bass—E. Pearson. Drums—S. Gullikson, VV. Deichscl. THE NORMAL ORCHESTRA OFFICERS President.............................................Frank Brendemuehl Vice President. ......................................Chester Nelson Secretary. ...............................Mina Tubbs Treasurer. .. ................................Clifford Conrad During the first part of the year the orchestra was somewhat handicapped by the absence of Mr. Howard, who had been director in the previous years. However, Mr. Eller, who joined the faculty about the beginning of the second quarter, took charge of the orchestra and pushed it along splendidly. He has proved himself an earnest and helpful leader; all the orchestra members feel that the time devoted to rehearsals has been well spent, indeed. Since Christmas the orchestra has appeared in public several times, with the hearty approval of all who heard it. Beside this, the members joined with the band in giving a concert in the latter part of March. It is a fine thing to have such a large group of players always ready to give their services at school functions. MEMBERS (The following is a list of the members:) First Violins—Armond Christenson, Marjorie Fraser, Frank Brendemuehl, Edward Currier, Violet Tilley, Georgia Stewart, Lavina Lofgrcn, Alvin Hanson, Harvey Bliss, Athol Moynihan. Second Violins—Lloyd Norman, Cecil Tc Hennepe, I.ymond Frederick. Viola—Oscar Garlid. Cello—Chester Nelson. Mandolins—Mina Tubbs, Rcinc Rodman, Willard Engc, Carol Higgins. Cornets—Elwood Cicasby, Alvin Peterson, Frank Mardaus, Clifford Cbnrad, Marion Thompson. Trombones—Douglas Allard, Clinton Skifstad. Clarinet—John Hamerski. Flute—Irvin Hcisc. Piano—Leora Elliott, (Charlotta Gevers Substitute). Drums—Sidney Gullickson. Page 09Page 100- 1 ELE TEAff. GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB OFFICERS President...................................Ethel Campbell Vice President..............................Anna Ryss Sec. and Treas..............................Laura Anderson Director....................................Miss VVillet Pianist.....................................Eleanor Newcomb The Girls’ Glee Club has met regularly for an hour of practice every Wednesday afternoon. Under the direction of Miss Willet, good results have been accomplished. The initial appearance of the Club at the State Oratpri al Contest held here, at which they sang “The Elfin Dance,” was met with hearty approval;.. Aside from this, they have done little singing in public; yet all feel that the work has been successful. It has given the members an idea of what can be done along the line Of chorus singing. ROLL OF MEMBERS Ahlstrom, Ebba Anderson, Laura Andrews, Lucretia Bossenbrook, Gertrude Buckley, Bessie Campbell, Ethel Cherioli, Ida Davidson, Evelyn Dean, Mabel Esterby, Mabel Gardner, Doris Geibler, Meta Hawkins, Bessie Hawkins, Lucile Kamke, Aralda Kenall, Violet Laughnan, Hazel Leach, Gladys Leffingwell, Blanche Lofgren, Lavina Moore, Grace Mulrooney, Marion Noble, Pearl Olson, Clarice Paulson, Lulu Preston, Mayme Rudolph, Rochelle Ryss, Anna Severson, Emily Shaw, Evelyn Smith, Alice Swanson, Hillary Thompson, Mildred Weghorn, Elizabeth Willink, Theresa Zwickey, Catherine Page 101CHAMPIONSHIP NUMBER THE STUDENT VOICE RCH 29 R FALLS VOL. n IN -t. CHAMPIONS BOYS OP CC . WI$i DNtjl w«l ■vital I moer'J GAMS, |.«-TH8 ft thbSe Up H«yA ■ 38 bHB Ml((d W: waK a Unified IS would i honor ofVStUi 'Iball ompor' joyablj ft; 09 wTm VTOt V -Thiele xeajsT. THE STAFF C. L. Thomson, Ed.-in-Chief. G. Felland, Sales Dept. L. Goble, Adviser. J. Moberc, Mgr. Sales. W. Neevel, President. C. Skifstad Sales Dept. L. Lowe, Asst. Editor. J. Taylor, Local Ed. I. Heise, Athletics. J. Hanson, Asst. Local. L. Paulson, Asst. Athletics. A. Johnston, Asst. Local. R. Rodman, Humor Editor. W. Deiciisel, Mgr. Sub. C. Pearson, Organizations. E. Landt, Treasurer. C. Sanderson, Printing Dept. H. Lissack, Mgr. Pub. C. Ethun, Mgr. Cir. A. Anderson, Secretary E. Stadler, Mgr. Adv. THE STUDENT VOICE The Student Voice, as its name implies, is the official organ of the entire student body. It was organized in the interests of that body. All things that are beneficial to the student individually and collectively it supports. As this paper was founded by the present Senior Class, it is only fitting that a short history of its birth and growth should be recorded in this, the year book of the class of T7. The first issue appeared in April, 1916, under the direction of the Class officers. The size was small, and it sold for the sum of one penny. From the first, the paper was well received. After several issues a supplement was added, making it a six page journal. In its contents it aimed to have news of local interest, likes, and articles of import to students generally. At the end of the year, the paper having been such a success, it was decided to turn it into an all school paper. The first issue for the fall of 1916 appeared on the opening day of school. It met with a hearty reception, especially from the new students. The paper continued to prosper; so it was decided to increase the size and add one additional column to each page. For this growth much credit must be given the then Editor, Manley Healey, and his able assistants. This leads us up to the present, in which we find the paper in a good healthy condition. Whether it will continue to grow and prosper must be left to the future. Every member of the staff, from the time of its organization, has worked hard to make it what it is at the present time. When they leave school, they will cuddle a warm spot in their hearts for the paper on which they had worked so long and steadfastly, and, as is generally the case, for which they received little thanks. Let them bear this in mind though, the gratifying feeling of work well done is something to be cherished long, long after the work is forgotten by others. W.N. Page 103 AFr eridlti xiva.)s Rl A -» 7 ivtiBASKET BALL. FOOTBALL_________________________________________________ Page 106. 1E EE TEAisTi FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 1916 Sept. 30 River Falls igi . 2 Chippewa Falls High 0 Oct. 7 « • « Npg 0 Macalester . . 0 Oct. 14 c tt . 20 Stout 7 Oct. 20 tt It Ip - . 7 Stevens Point 0 Oct. 27 it tt .53 Superior 0 Nov. 3 tt it 54 St. Mary’s . 0 Nov. 10 tt tt 21 La Crosse .... 0 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Nov. 17 tt it 22 Milwaukee 7 Total score for R. F. 179 Total score of opponents 14 REVIEW OF THE 1916 FOOTBALL SEASON September 16th, the first lny of practice, found three old men back in school who were eligible. The first game of the season was ployed against Chippewa Falls. Although the game was close the team showed possibilities of development. The final result was 2 to 0 in favor of River Falls. The next game was played against Macalcstcr College, which resulted in a 0 to 0 score. This game did not only show development but it gave our team confidence and a realization of a championship. Our next obstacle was Stout. Stout had a heavy team and showed that they would play the offensive as well as the defensive game. The game was a dose one as well as exciting but the effects of the game began to show on them in the third quarter and the Falls added a few touchdowns. Final result, River Falls 20, Stout 7. The following week the much touted team from Stevens Point came here with every intention of a victory. The game was close and Stevens Point had to face a 7 to 0 defeat. The weakness of the Superior team had been rumored a few weeks in advance. The team gave all they had in order to keep in condition for the coming games. We won with a one sided score 53 to 0. |Thc following week St. Mary’s College visited the “Falls”. It was a hot day and the game was not quite as fast as usual. River Falls had the long end when the game was over, 54 to 0. All energy was now bent on the two final games. I .a Crosse, although defeated by Stevens Point, came do w n with a number of rooters who carried the I .a Crosse "pep” with them. The game was a battle from starlto finish. It .was one of the of the season’s hardest battles and River Falls earned every one of her 21 points, w hie h she made. The arrangements were immediately made for a championship game with Milwaukee, who were the Soul hern contenders for the championship title. At the end of the first naif both teams were considered on a par. The second half showed the test of endurance, which counted for our side. When the final blew, the score was 22 to 7 in favor of the “Falls”. River Falls was again the undefeated team and once more State Champions. Orro Kggisiikkciit, Captain Page 107Page 108- 1 E L E X E Af T. Left Half Otto Eggebrecht—Capt. “Eggs” piloted our football team through another successful year. Due to his superior ability he was given the position of left half and calling the plays. He was always steady and reliable, and when he received the ball River Falls was always sure of a gain. Left Tackle Brciiie Morrow—“Pcenic” was the undisputed star on the line, he believed in getting the man with the ball whether it was his man or not. He never played against a man who was his equal. Left Guard Edward Rock—“Ed” was a star on the River Falls high school team last year, and brought his talent as a football player with him to Normal. His opponents say he was rightfully named. Robert Cudd—“Bob”, the star of former days came back and played his usual game at center. Worked hard every minute of the game and used his head to a great advantage. Center Page 109V ■ 1 ELETE Alsf- Douglas Allard—“Doug,” the biggest man on the team, always used his weight to an advantage. His opponents had very little chance to make a showing. He also had the art of recovering the ball after he had once kicked it to his opponents. Right Half Christian Etiiun—“Chris” proved to be a valuable man at right half, even though he was greatly handicapped by having a sprained ankle and two fractured ribs. Full Back Elliot Fessexbecker—“Fessy”, our fullback was rather light for that position, but showed his worth a number of times. He was the man to intercept our opponents forward passes. Quarter Back Fred Lanzer—“Fritz” was the lightest man on the team, but to see him in action would convince anyone that a light man can play football. He also showed wise judgment in his selection of plays. Page 1107 • lELETEANr- Right Tackle Floyd Lovell—“Lovell” was a very strong man at tackle never failing to get his man. There was never any individual playing on his part for he always worked with the team and made the line stronger. Sub. Ralph Ryder—“Ryder” proved himself to be a worthy man whenever he had a chance to play. We all believe that he had the capacity of a first team man had he been given a chance to play on the regular team. Left End E. Wig BN1—“Babe” delighted in breaking through our opponents’ line and downing their quarter back before he had a chance to pass the ball. We were always sure of a gain when Wiggin was to receive a forward pass. John Vezina—“Jack,” not a sub. but just, out of the game on account of having his knee sprained during the Stout game at the beginning of the year. We are looking for John to show up strong next year. Sub. Page 111- 1 E L E T E A J T- Right End Leo Finn—“Finn” is a very hard worker and deserves much credit for downing all the men who came toward right end. He was elected to pilot the 1917 football team for another state championship. PROSPECTS FOR 1917 The prospects for a 1917 football season are very good. There will be lour letter men back next year and there will also be a number of men who did good work on the second team last fall. With the experience they acquired, they will make strong bidders for regular positions. Besides these men, there will be a number who will enter school next fall. With two State Championships to encourage us, we feel confident that Coach Swenson will turn out another team which will put up a hard fight for the State title. Leo Finn, Captain-Elect. THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL Not the smallest part of winning state championships is the proposition of obtaining and using, to the best advantage, athletic funds. In order that this work may be done systematically and properly an Athletic Council, composed of both faculty and students is appointed each year. Aside from handling the financial end of athletics the Council has many other duties, chief of which are: to supervise inter-normal games; to provide for and manage a sectional inter-high school basket ball tournament and field meet; and to control all intra-mural games and sports. The members of the Council are: Professor R. A. Karges Professor E. A. Wiiitenack Professor B. E. Swenson Miss Sen lager Doris Lunt Otto Eggebreciit John Vezina President Treasurer Director of Athletics Physical Director for Women Secretary Representative of Athletic Associatoin President of Athletic Association Page 112fM ELETEAN ■ 1 THE STEVENS POINT GAME October 20th the River Fall football team took their first step toward the championship by defeating Stevens Point 7 to 0 on our home gridiron. The game opened by the “Point” kicking to the “Falls”, who carried the ball to the fifteen yard line and there lost it by a fumble. Stevens Point tried two line plunges without success. Nothing more of any importance With the opening of the second quarter the “Point” tried two passes both failing, and they were forced to kick. River Falls took the ball and made first down four times. Two passes were intercepted and the ball went to the “Point”, who punted to save themselves. The “Falls” again took the ball, this time on the forty-five yard line, but the march for the goal was checked by the call of time. Allard opened the second half by kicking to the “Point”. After a series of passes and punts the “Falls” received the ball on the forty-five yard line. No farther progress was made during the remainder of the quarter. Our team started fast in the last quarter, making two line plunges which brought the ball to the twenty-five yard line, and on the next play Eggcbrccht circled the end for twenty-five yards and a touchdown. Morrow caught the punt out and Lanzer kicked goal. Allard kicked to the “Point”. Two of the plays failed. River Falls intercepted a pass on the fifty yard line. End of last quarter. THE SUPERIOR GAME Coach Swenson took his eleven to Superior and advanced another step toward the championship by defeating their team S3 to 0. The game was decided in the first few minutes of play, Normal scoring in the middle of the first quarter. From then on the “Falls” scored rapidly and the first half ended twenty-six to nothing. In the third quarter our team again took their pace, making a touchdown whenever they wanted to. Plays of any nature went and the largest share of the game consisted of experimental plays and passes. Our back field had no trouble in piercing the Superior line and open plays of any kind were always good for a gain. The last quarter found our team tiring from their rapid scoring and they slackened their speed greatly. In this quarter Superior made their only first down during the game. happened during the remainder of the quarter. Page 113 M E JL E X E AJ T- NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RIVER FALLS vs LA CROSSE The football team representing the local State Normal School caused the hopes and wishes of their supporters to be realized, on Friday afternoon, November 10, by defeating the confident team from La Crosse Normal. This victor} gave us an undisputed title to the championship of the Northern section of Normal Schools. Summary: River Falls gained a total of 369 yards. La Crosse 204 yards. River Falls punted 6 times for a total of 205 yards. La Crosse 8 times for a total of 263 vards. River Falls made 13 first downs. La Crosse 3. River Falls attempted six forward passes, four of which were successful, netting 81 yards gain. La Crosse attempted 14 forward passes four of which were successful, netting 40 yards gain. Penalties: River Falls 5 for 35 yards. La Crosse 4 for 20 yards. Score: River Falls 21. La Crosse 0. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RIVER FALLS vs MILWAUKEE Milwaukee State Normal School with a fast, well trained team, so confident of being champions of Wisconsin that they scheduled a game with the Indiana Normal School team, suffered a surprising defeat when they played our eleven here November 17. With the exception of the second quarter, during which Milwaukee excelled, River Falls showed superior ability in everything. Eggebrecht starred by making a run of fifty-five yards for the first touchdown of the game. In the fourth quarter, near the end of the game, Lanzer, assisted by excellent interference of his team, made an end run of fifty yards, which made the third touchdown possible. Summary: River Falls gained 337 yards in scrimmage, Milwaukee 168. River Falls returned kicks for 63 yards, Milwaukee for 59. River Falls attempted 9 forward passes, one was successful and gained 25 yards for a touchdown. Milwaukee attempted 4 forward passes, one was successful and gained 7 yards. River Falls made 10 first downs, Milwaukee made 9. River Falls punted 5 times for an averageof 34 yards. Milwaukee punted eight times for an average of 35 yards. Each team was penalized once. River Falls scored three touchdowns and kicked two goals from touchdowns and forced Milwaukee to score a safety, making a total of 22 points. Milwaukee scored one touchdown and one goal from touchdown, and one safety, making a total of 7 points. Page 114- 1 E L E T E A . REVIEW OF BASKETBALL SEASON-1917 River Falls is justly proud of their basketball team who succeeded in bringing a second consecutive State Championship of the Normal School Conference to the Northwest comer of the state. This conference consists of the nine Normal Schools and Stout Institute. River Falls’ chances for a second pennant were given a big boost when it was learned that Peterson, “Big Pete,” was going to enter for the three year course; they received a severe blow when it became known that Vezina would be unable to play and that “Pecnie” Morrow had dropped out of school. This left three men from the 1916 Champions around which to build, Otto Eggebrecht of football fame, Chas. Bctzcl who put Prescott on the map, and Lloyd Peterson, whose opponents’ best record for two seasons was two field baskets. With these as a nucleus the 1917 team was developed. Lloyd Rice of Ellsworth, who has helped that metropolis win two of our sectional Tournaments, quickly made the other guard position. Clint Ecklcs of Mott, N. Dak. and T. Thorp of Monroe, Wis., alternated the remaining forward thru the season. Based on our showing against the La Crosse Normal in the University Armory last year, the University of Minnesota offered us a practice game before the holidays. The caliber of our team was shown when the Big Nine Champions were able to defeat us by only a 27 to 17 score on their own floor. The first real test of the season came when Stout Institute was left behind in an overtime period game. From that time on our championship hopes began to grow. Superior and Eau Claire were easily disposed of, but our fond hopes received a set back when the Stevens Point team took the first game from us on their own floor. The largest crowd that ever witnessed a basketball game in River Falls were on to see the return game. There was considerable cause for exultation when our boys were returned the winner by a ten point lead. School spirit was at a great height. A special train of rooters, together with the Normal band journeyed to Stout for the deciding game. In such a game as is seen only once in a lifetime after the score had seesawed back and forth, we managed to emerge with a three point lead, and with it the Championship of Northern Wisconsin from a worthy foe who had a clean record thru the season till their closing game. Whitewater won the Championship in the southern division. River Falls defeated them in two straight games. B. E. Swenson Page 115■" 1ELET E A bC BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 1917 River Falls Opponents Dec. 18 At University of Minnesota 17 27 Jan. 12 Stout . 29 21 Jan. 20 Chippewa All Stars .. . 41 18 Jan. 26 Superior ... . 60 8 Feb. 2 At Stevens Point | 17 35 Feb. 16 Eau Claire . . . . 1 48 8 Feb. 20 At Eau Claire .... . 36 6 Feb. 23 At Stout .... . 34 13 Mar. 2 Stevens Point .... . 24 14 Mar. 12 Stevens Point (At Menomonie) . . 22 19 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Mar. 16 At Whitewater . 36 13 Mar. 19 Whitewater . . . . . 30 16 Total Score 394 198 Page 116w - 1 ELET E AlsT- THE BASKETBALL TEAM BETZEL Captain Charles Betzel Prescott, Wisconsin “Butch” was a last year’s veteran and due to his speedy floor work and being a star basket shooter, was called upon to fill his old position at right forward. Butch” had the same ability that he had last year. In him we lose one of the best forwards that the Normal ever had. Otto Eggebrecht Wausau, Wisconsin “Little Eggs” or rather “Big Eggs” this year was placed in his usual position at center. His ability at this work is beyond comparison. During the whole season “Eggs” never played against an opponent who was his equal. He is speedy, a good floor-worker and a sure basket getter. eggebrecht PETERSON LloydPeterson Ellsworth, Wisconsin “Big Pete” as he is known in the Normal and also by the men who had an opportunity to play against him, helped us to make the last two championships possible, by his strong defensive work. “Pete” improved his basket shooting greatly since last year. Our greatest desire is to develop a man next year to fill Peterson’s position at guard. Loyd Rice Ellsworth, Wisconsin At the beginning of the year we were worried about whom we could get to fill the position at left guard, but our worries came to an end when Rice got into action. Loyd played on Ellsworth’s fast team last year. He is good at defensive work and has a good eye for baskets. We are glad that he will be back next year. RICE ___________________________ Page 117- 1 E L E T E AInT- TIIORP Thomas Thorpe Monroe, Wisconsin “Tommy” came to River Falls with two years of experience on the Monroe School team. He is a good worker and a very able forward. “Tommy” will help to make a strong team for next year. Clinton Eckles Mott, North Dakota “Eckics” had four years experience at basketball in the Mott, North Dakota, High School. He is a fast floor-worker and also a good basket shooter. ECKLES STANDING OF WISCONSIN NORMAL SCHOOLS Northern Division Won Lost Pet. River Falls 8 1 .889 Stevens Point 7 2 .778 Stout Institute 4 4 .500 Eau Claire 2 6 . .250 Superior Southern Division 0 0 .000 Won Lost Pet. Whitewater 7 1 .875 La Crosse 6 2 .750 Platteville 4 4 .500 Milwaukee 2 6 .250 Oshkosh 0 8 .000 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Won Lost Pet. River Falls 2 0 1.00 Whitewater 0 2 .000 Ik Page 118- 1 ELET E AtCm OUR SECOND TEAMS Much credit is due the second teams for their excellent work in developing our State Championships. No winning team can be developed without the loyal support of a second team. It takes courage to work out night after night with only interest and invisible results. The second teams have worked hard to put the first teams in shape to bring honor to the school. We owe thanks to those men who worked so faithfully in order to make our State Championship teams possible. The second teams: FOOTBALL R. E. Raymond Williams Medford, Wisconsin R.T. Truman Lot . Cadott, Wisconsin R. G. Irvin Hbise Rib Falls, Wisconsin C. Edward Murphy River Falls, Wisconsin L. G. Ernest Pearson Wausau, Wisconsin L. T. Harvey Bliss River Falls, Wisconsin L. E. Neai. Smith River Falls, Wisconsin R. H. Charles Bet .el Prescott, Wisconsin F. B. Harry Roese River Falls, Wisconsin L. H. Carl Laatcii Wausau, Wisconsin Q. B. Jeff Smith River Falls, Wisconsin BASKETBALL R. F. Edward Stadler Two Rivers, Wisconsin L. F. Sidney Gullickson Iola, Wisconsin C. Jacob Jacobson Mondovi, Wisconsin R.G. Gerald Heebink Baldwin, Wisconsin LG. Floyd Peterson Ellsworth, Wisconsin THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT The Third Annual High School Basketball Tournament, which was held under the auspices of the Normal School, proved to be a very interesting feature in this year’s athletics. The following teams partook in the tournament held at River Falls March 8th, 9th, and 10th: Cumberland, Ellsworth, Glenwood City, Clear Lake, New Richmond, River Falls, Baldwin and the Normal High. After a series of very interesting games, for elimination, the final struggle was held between Ellsworth and River Falls. This was one of the best and most exciting games of the tournament. Ellsworth being victors by a score of 17 to 16, which gave them a chance to represent this district at the State Meet which was held at Mcnomonie, Wisconsin. Trophies similar to those of last year, were awarded. Gold medals were given to each member of the winning team, silver medals to the individuals on the team winning second place, and bronze medals to players on the team given third place. The following is the results of the State Tournament held at Menomonie, March 22,23, 24. Eau Claire, first; Milwaukee, second; and Edgerton, third. Page 110 M E L, E T E AisT- THE 1916 BASEBALL TEAM The 1916 baseball season proved to be very successful for the Normal and probably would have been more successful had not so many baseball men decided to take track work. Spring practice began about the first of April, with a number of last year’s men back again, including Raymond Casey, Richards, Mittermeyer and Long. Some of the other promising contestants were: Betzel, Vandcrhoof, Moberg, Goss, Hanson and Ryder. SCHEDULE April m At St. Thomas River Falls 4 Opp. 17 April 29 Ireland Hall 4 4 May 5 At Ireland Hall 8 7 May 10 St. Thomas 5 6 May 13 At Stout 5 3 May 19 Stout 7 4 Mav 29 At Superior 10 6 June 6 New Richmond 11 0 Total 54 47 Page 120V Our 1916 track work did not prove to be very successful. We partook in two meets, one at Stout and the other at La Crosse, but we were unable to make a showing. Our poor track work is not due to the fact that we havn’t the material. Fifteen or twenty excellent track men get out every year but they are unable to accomplish very much because they have no track on which to practice. We hope in the near future that we will have a good track so that this form of athletics will stand out as prominent as the others. Page 121- 1 E L E X E AisT- THIRD YEARS WINNERS OF GIRLS INTER-CLASS BASKETBALL GAMES JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Page 122QONIOQ- 1 ELE TEAIsT- Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov, Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. “THE DIARY” 191 20) Registration Days. 21 All-school reception given by the Christian Associations. 22 Sighs of relief—close of first week of school. 22 Enrollment- Girls Club organized at Mrs. Wears’1—“Some Mg’r.”—Coit. Class Meetings. Ass’t. Coach Stauffer arrived. Churches give receptions. Chippewa Falls Game—Dance. Prof. Kuenning injured. Meletean Staff Chosen. Glee Clubs and German Club reorganized. Macalcstcr Game. Score 0—0. “Girls of the R. F. S. N. S. remember your study hours,”—Dean of Women. Stout Game. Stevens Point Game. Superior Game. Great Political Rally and Convention. Contest for party Honors. Miss McMillan puts into effect a successful scheme of getting pupils to 8:00 o’clock class on time. First Band Practice. Big Mass Meeting. Cane Sale. Night Gown Parade. Mr. Malott makes trip to Milwaukee. La Crosse Game. All-school dance. Ticket sale for big game. Intiation of G. O. P’s. Mass Meeting. Grand Parade. Championship Game. Mock Funeral. Bonfire. ( ,rn Pres. Crabtree guest of honor at meeting of the Nebraska Schoolmasters Club, Lincoln, Neb. . Half day’s vacation. Celebration of victory. Banquet at Ohio. This is the way Ole feels. Seniors order class rings and pins. Y. M. C. A. entertained Y. W. C. A. Good time.. .. Vesper Service. Auditorium. Beautiful Service. Large Audience. 25 26 28 29 30 30 30 5 6 11 13 20 27 27 27 7 9 10 14 15 16 17 17 20 20 24 24 26 Page 124■ 1ELE TEAN . Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 Nov. 30 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 11 Dec. 17 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 fan. 2 Jan. 3 fan. 5 fan. 11 fan. 12 fan. 16 fan. 18 fan. 19 an. 20 an. 21 an. 22 an. 23 an. 25 an. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 1-2 Feb. 3 Feb- 5-6 Feb. 7 Announcement of all-school spelling test. Sickness and death only excuses for absence from same. Test not as hard as it might have been. Annual Football Banquet. Vacation on. River Falls a “deserted village.” “Stayovers” thankful for a home tho it be a “long way.” Y. YV. C. A. entertains the “leftovers.” Miss Mosher takes her annual fall. The “stayovers” take a hike. Back they come. Report of the spelling test. Ag-Ri-Fallian Play. Red Cross Stamp Sale. Camp Fire Girls attend an injured limb. Y. M. and Y. W. Xmas Vesper Service. Prof. Smith of Wis. U. spoke in assembly. Senior pins and rings in evidence. Vacation is on. We again pick up the threads of duty. Alumni Day! Assembly exercises in charge of Alumni. Seniors see and hear their future selves. Inter-class athletic meet. Seniors win by three points. Senior Party. The business men of River Falls present to the football boys mementos of the championship season. R. F. S. N. S. wins the first conference basketball game from Stout 29-21. Did you get the latest—what? La Grippe! “Get your Budget Tickets,” Prof. YVhitenack. Prof. Stauffer gets by the board of censorship with his Minstrel Show. 0—0—0—Oh—Chippewa! Snow storm—Western Blizzard. Blockade of traffic. Prof. Kargcs and others marooned at distant points. Prof. Stauffer gives illustrated lecture of Gettysburg Battle Ground. Miss Richardson, Traveling student secretary of the Y. W. C. A. visited us. Ruth Huntzicker, Victor Goss, Floyd Lovell, Fritz Lanzcr received teaching appointments this past week. i The stage in North Hall Auditorium received a new costume. Excited hurrying to and fro, groans and contortions, laughter and merriment—exams. Stevens Point Game. The Bar of Judgment! Librarian s Desk. Meletcan Banquet. “In memory lingers a pleasant occasion. Page 125■ 1ELETE AJ make out application if Employ- Mar. 12 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 24 Mar. 27 Mar. 28 Mar. 30 April 1 Feb. 13 The Seniors make out aj blanks for the Normal ment Bureau. Feb. 13 Prof. B. M. Davis of the Agriculture Dept, of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, visited our Agr. Dept. Feb. 16 Eau Claire Game. Feb. 17 Stag Party given by the Y. M. C. A. A worth while affair. Feb. 18 Y. W. Y. M. Vesper Service. Feb. 20 Matinee Dance — Next to last chance before Lent. Feb. 21 Spirit Club goes to Stout—Dorothy Lotz and Marie Johnson go to bed early. Feb. 23 Stout Game. Feb. 27 Snow storm. Miss Sproat appears with an umbrella. Evidently she docs not know that Wisconsin has a law against carrying an umbrella in a snow storm. Feb. 29 When half through dinner, Miss Mahlcis remembers that she has been invited out to dinner. Mar. 1 Stevens Point Game. Mar. 2 “She Stoops to Conquer.” Mar. 3 Reluctantly— ' Mar. 6 Mar. the Farewell, Dr. Allison !' Mr. Hanna visited a shoe store with the spring thaws in mind. 8-9-10 High School basketball tournament. northern division!” Special train to And we arc champions of Menomonie. Ag-Ri-Fa Ilian put on a mock trial. First arrivals for the State Oratorical Contest. Heavy snow fall. Visitors enjoy it. We win first championship game at Whitewater. Rah! Rah! Superior! Visitors depart in sleighs. Still snow bound. Madge Phernetton is in dismay because this is the fourth day she has been deprived of her daily letter from “Spike.” State Basketball Champs again! The basketball boys dose their season with short addresses to the student body. Arrival of the train after its six days stay at Glover. All school reception and dance to do honor to the Basketball Champions. Normal boys of “Co. C” called into service. Campfire girls give entertainment in gym. Band and Orchestra give their annual concert. Jack Light and Chester Nelson feature with solos. Y. M. and Y. W. Easter Vesper Service. hi Page 126r - 1 ELET EAf - AG-RI-FALLIAN CORN SHOW Agriculture is a required subject in the rural schools of Wisconsin. Much of this work as given is not effective- Reading or hearing of things done may and does serve a useful purpose but the real value comes when the pupil actually performs a task himself, putting into it his best thought and effort. He has lived through the experience and the impressions are lasting. Our Agriculture Department, realizing this fact, introduced a new feature into its work last fall. Letters were sent to a number of nearby rural schools inviting each to participate in a corn show held in River Falls. This letter was soon followed by visits to these schools, and a number entered the contest. In order that all the pupils have an equal opportunity each school was given a demonstration in the methods of selecting samples. This work was done by students enrolled in the agricultural department. The pupils brought corn from their homes and effective work was accomplished. Although the day of the contest was very cold over sixty samples were on exhibition. The show was completely financed by the Ag-Ri-Fallian Society. A very appropriate list of prizes was offered and a large pennant was awarded the school having the best exhibit. A great deal of the planning and work connected with this show was done by the agriculture students. Plans are being made for more extensive work in this line next year. The organization of corn growing clubs, pig clubs, etc., will likely be added giving the agricultural students further opportunities in assisting in this form of extension work. The average rural school teacher needs assistance in presenting this work. She needs help from men trained in agriculture who feel the need of this work, and know how to organize it. The men in our agricultural department are afforded an opportunity to assist in conducting this type of work while in school and when entering a field will be prepared to be of efficient service to their community. Under the leadership of the Agricultural faculty men, the members of the Ag-Ri-Fallian entered into the preparation for the contest with zeal. The committees appointed completed their tasks in a commendable manner. The Ag-Ri-Fallian is one of the strong student organizations of the school. This Corn Contest is but one of the several enterprises which the boys have carried out successfully. Page 127f — lELETEAf '- — TRIP TO MENOMONIE MARCH 12, 1917 OFF FOR MENOMONIE Due to the fact that Stevens Point and River Falls had each won a game from the other in the Northern Championship series, it was necccssary to play a third game on a neutral floor. After some wrangling, the Menomonie floor was selected for this game. Great enthusiasm was worked up, and about two hundred students decided to go with the boys to help “bring home the bacon.” A special train was arranged for, which left River Falls at four o’clock, arriving at Menomonie at seven. The Normal band had kept up the spirit all along the way and when we reached Menomonie the Stout band met us at the depot and escorted us to the gymnasium. The return was rather quiet, for altho we had “captured the pork” everyone had yelled so much that there wasn’t much yell left in them. Even the band had blown itself out. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER THE CAST On March second, the Shakespeare Class presented Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy Stoops to Conquer.” ‘She Page 128T EAhT. Believing that in the study of the drama the ideal method is to actually interpret the masterpieces, this class aims to present each semester, a play that is worthy of its efforts. “She Stoops to Conquer” is especially well adapted to amateur performances. The plot is clever, there are many humorous incidents throughout the play and there is a fine chance for some excellent character study. The hospitable Squire Hardcastle who loves to repeat again and again his little jokes was well acted by Joe Taylor. era Hawn gave an especially humorous interpretation of Mrs. Hardcastle, who longs for society, after the fashion of the town, and spoils her son Tony. Young Marlow, free with the barmaids but painfully bashful with women of his own class was truthfully portrayed by Ralph Hanson. Laurence Thomson entered with spirit into the part of Tony Lumpkin, a genuine son of the soil, boisterous and mischievous, while Dorothy Lotz as Kate Hard-castle was charming and lovable. Special mention should also be made of the excellent work of Lulu Paulson as Constance Neville and Lew Coit as Mr. Hastings. The members of the cast feel that they did not attain their ideal in the presentation of the comedy, but the audience was well pleased with their efforts. The characters were truthfully and dramatically interpreted, the settings were simple and the color scheme of the costumes, which were of rich velvets and shimmering silks, was especially pleasing to the eye. A TRAGIC MOMENT EVENTS OF COMMENCEMENT WEEK Sunday June 3 Tuesday June 5 Wednesday June 6 Thursday June 7 Baccalaureate Address A. E. Winship. Editor of the New England Journal of Education. Class Play, 8:00 P. M., “Comedy of Errors.” Class Day Exercises, 10:00 A. M. President’s Reception, 8:00 P. Ml. Commencement Exercises, 10:00 A. M. Address by Hon. P. P. Claxton, U. S. Commissioner of Education. Alumni Banquet, 1 P. M. Alumni Ball, 8:00 P. M. Page 129.'Meleteai '■ Y. M. C. A. STAG PARTY The stag party given for the men of the school by the Y. M. C. A. was one of the most enjoyable events of the season. The first part of the evening was given over to athletic contests of different descriptions. First there were popular stunts in which all took part, after that there were several organized events: wrestling, boxing, pillow fights, and basket ball games. Two wrestling matches, the first for lightweight honors between Bergen and Boothby went to Boothby. The heavyweight bout was a long, hard struggle, Moberg vs. Heebink. Mobcrg got the decision. The two boxing matches, Demulling vs. Bergman and Coit vs. Ecclcs showed that we had skilled boxers in our midst. Both were fast and ended the bean soup artist according to Wisconsin laws—a draw. The pillow fights were exciting; Stoddard got the honors, winning the series. Next came the fast basketball game between the faculty and members of the Student Voice Staff. The faculty won by a close score. Professor Hunt gave a demonstration of the proper way to lead a yell. A welcome interruption in the form of the announcement that refreshments were served, closed this part of the program. Crackers and bean soup composed the menu. The bean soup was prepared by Professor Jacobson as only an artist of his experience could prepare it. A debate, Resolved: “That the front end of a goat is the butt end,” was next on the program. Professor Stratton’s original views so ably expressed by sketches and his forcible rebuttal gave the affirmative an advantage in popular opinion. A short program followed: Methodist Male Quartet. Flute Solo ........... Mr. I. Heisr. Cornet Solo.........Professor Eller. Remarks..President Hines, Y. M. C. A. Remarks.....................Professor Malott. Page 131r - 1 E LEX STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST, MARCH 17, 1917 Nineteen hundred seventeen was a big year for Oratory in the River Falls Normal. After eight years of waiting we have had the privilege of entertaining representatives of all normals, while they competed for the honor of representing-Wisconsin at the Interstate meet at Emporia, Kansas. On the day preceding the contest the orators from all the schools except Eau Claire, and some of the delegation arrived. Had they postponed their coming one day the contest would not not have occurred per schedule. Thursday night and Friday, River Falls was in the grip of one of theworstsnow storms of the winter. Train service was at a standstill. The absent delegations including the Oshkosh and Plattcvillc bands arrived in Hudson Friday morning. As there were no means of getting these people to River Falls, the contest had to be held without them, much to the regret of all. LAURENCE THOMSON Saturday morning all hopes of getting train connections, or any connections for that matter with Hudson, and the stranded bands were given up. The contest was held in the afternoon before a fair-sized audience. The Normal Orchestra furnished the music. The Superior Girls Glee Club gave several selections which were well received. The orations were well prepared and they were well delivered. Joseph Duff of Superior won first place with an oration on “A New Patriotism.” Martin Paulson of Stevens Point received second place with an oration on “The Emancipation of Two Million Ameri-canz.” Le Roy Shepard, of Platteville, speaking on “The Individual Criminal,” received third place, Cecil Fulmer of La Crosse speaking on “Booker Washington” fourth place, and Laurence Thomson, our local orator received fifth place. LOCAL ORATORICAL CONTEST, FEB. 19, 1917 The annual contest for supremacy in oratory enlisted the efforts of a number of young men. Some who planned to take part found their time too greatly limited by other enterprises, however; so Russell Robinson, Ernest Landt, and Laurence Thomson were the only contestants. Mr. Thomson, the winner of first-place, stirred his audience with an appeal in behalf of Armenia. His oration was meritorious and he received hearty applause from the audience. River Falls has cause to be proud of her representative in the state contest. A new feature of the oratorical contest was the presentation of medals to those winning honors. The credit for this innovation belongs to Mr. Stauffer, whose deep interest in the work led him to devise some means of recognizing excellence in this kind of activity. Page 133■ lELETEANf’. EATON CLUB STUDENTS’ CLUBS Some of the people may wonder what a club is and may even recollect the one from childhood which meant,“ Spare the rod and spoil the child." These clubs are not that kind however but are organizations of students who are grouped together for the purpose of securing board at a reasonable rate. The Eaton Club is perhaps most aptly named but no doubt the Smith and the Wears Clubs do as much “eaten” as the first. The clubs formerly consisted of both boys and girls. Recently separate clubs have been organized for each, of which the membership varies fron twenty to forty. Each one pays according to his jxjrtion of the general expense and receives board at actual cost. At the opening of school last fall the Wears Club was composed of five girls and one boy. Since that time the reputation of cook and manager has spread and at present the club numbers over thirty. Among the good times the girls have had this year was a wiener roast at the park. A huge bonfire was built by the river where all gathered to roast wieners and marshmallows. The Smith Club is a very important organization to some thirty or forty young men who patronize it daily. In order to receive his just share at each meal every member must be prompt and the motto of each seems of necessity to be, “Get there or go without. We should not like to say just how far such haste promotes good table manners and polite conversation but we do know that this club tends to improve the health of the boys. The meals though reasonable in price are cetainly ample and well served. What ever “club” has meant to you before, it means now plenty of good things to eat with a cook who knows how to cook amd a bunch that knows how to appreciate both the cook and the cooking. smith CLUB Page 134- M ELET EAbT- WEARS CLUB DEBATING H. Vandcrhoof. J. Gregor. J. Taylor. R. Proper. AFFIRMATIVE TEAM A commendable interest in debating is in evidence in the Normal this year. Three inter-normal debates were held during the school year; Superior, Stevens Point, and Eau Claire were our opponents. The question submitted for debate this year, was “Resolved that a National System of Compulsory Military training should be adopted by the United States.” Plans for next year call for debates between the two Christian Associations and the two Literary societies. A league of the Y. Y. C. A., G. O. P., and Aurelia is in process of organization. With the successful accomplishment of this an inter-normal league for girls will be organized. L. Coit. L. Scarborough. C. Whitford. NEGATIVE TEAM E. Sudler. Page 135Page 136r .TmeleteajsT■ Severson Lucbkc Lott Pearson Clcasby Dickey Peloquin Young La Duke A CALL TO ARMS Our school has, perhaps, never before been touched with quite so deep a feeling of patriotism as was evidenced on Tuesday, the 27th of March. It was then made known that the students who had enlisted in the state militia were called to Hudson in order to be prepared for whatever exigency might arise. The assembly period, which was devoted to appropriate exercises for the occasion, opened with the singing of “America.” This was followed with a stirring address by Professor L. H. Clark. Three or four of the soldier boys were then called upon and responded with a few short remarks. As a fitting close to the program the audience joined in singing again the last stanza of “America," and as it was sung all realized the deep seriousness of the moment, and felt a just pride in our boys who had offered themselves, with such ready response, to the service of our country. The “spirit of 76” is still alive and these members of Company “C”, 3rd Wisconsin Regiment, have shown that their sentiments are those of President Wilson who closed his memorable address to Congress, on April second, with these words: “But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have have always carried nearest to our hearts—for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, fora universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. “To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that wc have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.” Page 137Page 138-'hELETEAi 'i dLcnni The chief object of this annual is to portray the story of the year, but we reserve here a few pages for you, the Alumni, who were the life of the school in its earlier history. We trust that you will find here reminiscences of past years that may not be entirely valueless. But for you, this school would not have been founded and equipped. But for your loyalty it would not have prospered. Your work lies elsewhere but your spirit still remains. Many portions of the building give mute evidence of .your former occupation; but more than these we fee 1 is the fellowship of kindred hearts, the hearty grasp of the hand, the note of depth in your expression when you voice your joy at being back. The student body is transient, the faculty personnel changes, but the school spirit is ever the same except heightened as we rally again and again around the Red and White. The Alumni of our school dates back to 1879. It is quite a long time when we consider the years. The numerical aspect is however not the important one. In all these years the Alumni of our school have, with but few exceptions, exemplified the ideals of this Normal School, which arc efficiency and service to the highest degree. The value of a school is judged by the success of its graduates. Their success in turn depends upon their Alma Mater. YVe do not hesitate to say that the River Falls Normal School is always ready to do its part. The graduates have but to “make good” to do theirs. The River Falls Alumni are holding many and varied positions not only in our state but elsewhere in the United States. Wherever they arc, the same deep interest in the success of their Alma Mater manifests itself. This is the kind of co-operation and loyalty that truly makes for growth whether it be in nation, community or school. Much as we would desire to welcome each of you personally to the familiar haunts, we can only send with this annual the spirit of fellowship, greeting, and best wishes for future success. Go, little book upon your way. Say the words we fain would say; Give to those who hold you dear Many a message of good cheer. Say that the Normal at River Falls Unto them a greeting calls. Page 139r ; jl‘Co ll« ■ Univ ■ Mor ■ So 2 % qe erst tv mal Sc per nv i 3 .hool end© 2 a its Z-3 pzn Q C a i 2 ±i L- Iftfl fmtmm Pr mci p lls J— s s’istan fs in 4 iq h S ihool m ei in-rent tr Tec ■chers 1 u »- a a a| Q Id 2 IS 2 2i »QC ■■■ V tSCO-n mu 1W( ■ Not ■ Mo ■ Cal 1 Sou ■■M . S k in q fh Dal n» anc torn ic Hi Dak mnesol oh tot a 3 ta a k l of he r St at :S or oor alum-n are are an oor records i'cates • rider en qaq e.d and the percent of each. 1035 qrad u a+es whose names are on oor rccoi T "° percent arc no lonqer liVirtq. The f ir % t qra ph rndi'c approx.-ma+el.v the kinds of work .'-n which the remar - ' .1 . .U T1 o r -rri a ! School OS indicated b'H the h.qh per cant ot cd o cation a I wOfk. our our qrad dates cnqaqed . The Second qraph indicates the diffcre.n iation in the •field of educational work. Note the hiqh per cant faithful to the eUtnen+arvj School. The. thirei qraph indicates the location of our alumni, note the h«qh percent located withVn our ovUn state.- 1 B LEX EAisT■ ALUMNI WEEK The week after Christmas was Alumni week at River Falls. During the Christmas vacation many alumni came back to see their Alma Mater, to see how it had grown and to feel once more that ever prevailing River Falls spirit. January first, a basketball game was played between members of the Alumni and students. Those playing on the side representing the alumni were: Robey, Sylvester, Johnson, Dawson, Greeley, Nelson, and Quinn. The student team was composed of L. Peterson, F. Peterson, Ecclcs, Morrow, and Rock. Mr. Swenson refereed the game. The score was 22 to 15 in favor of the student team. The student team was probably in better practice which may, in part, account for their success. We must admit however that al-tho we had good basketball players at River Falls Normal in years past we better ones now. Wednesday, January third, about fifty of those graduates who visited here during the vacation were called to the rostrum and the Assembly hour turned over to them. Harry Pierce was appointed chairman of the meeting. An excellent program had been arranged which was of great interest both to the students and the alumni. Raymond Casey was called on first to give a little “pep” to the occasion which he did by leading the Normal yell. Others called upon for short talks were Frank Woodworth, Genevieve Rudolph, Leona Bergman, Lucian Kinney, Matt Quinn, Wilbur Ensign," Pat” Brown and Stanley Johnson. Each responded with a few words regarding the past and present conditions of our school. It made us feel that wherever there is an alumnus of this school there is a booster for the school. Mr. Pierce gave three reasons for the success of our school: first, the great loyal student body and their spirit of co-operation; second, our large faculty which is the best obtainable; third, our President. Mr. Crabtree was then called upon and talked of the future plans of the institution. Armond Christenson rendered a violin selection and Mr. Wright two vocal solos. The talented members of the student body and faculty are always ready to give the best they have. The fact that the whole school has the desire to do the best possible in whatever is undertaken, is one of the important factors in keeping up the River Falls spirit which predominates wherever its members are found. Friday evening a dance was given to which the Alumni, Seniors and Juniors were invited. A good time was reported by all who attended. We wish the Alumni always to feel that the River Falls Normal is their Alma Mater; that it is always our desire to have them feel that our school is their school and that the River Falls Normal with all its students and its faculty heartily welcome them whenever they appear. ALUMNI NOTES Edgar Baird ’06, is an instructor in Biology at the University of Wisconsin. Lois M. Beddall, TO, is now employed as a Critic teacher in the Training Department of the River Falls Normal School. Fred Short, TO, was recently elected Supervisor of the Continuation School at Rhinelander, Wisconsin. » . , Marie Righter, ’ll, is now director of Physical Training for Girls in the public schools at Virginia, Minn. Warren W. Clark, ’OS, is now a member of the faculty of the River Falls Normal School in the Agricultural Department. George A. Works, ’98, has recently been placed at the head of Rural Education at Columbia Teachers’ College. Winfred Haddow, ’07, is now District Attorney in Price County. A number of the graduates of the River Falls School have been engaged as members of the Faculty of the new Eau Claire Normal School: Eva White ’08 ..........................Critic teacher W. A. Clark,’97 ..........................Psychology Katherine Ryan....................................Mathematics Katherine Thomas . . , . . Critic teacher A 141r ■ 1ELETEA nT- FIVE YEARS AGO. When the Mclctcan Editorship so casy(?) Was kindly bestowed upon me I deemed it a high place of honor, And scampered around in my glee. The year sped on very quickly, While I with a visage serene, Awaited the contributions Which failed to appear on the scene. The Mclctcan Box in vain did I open In search of material there, But as nothing put in an appearance I was ready to give up in despair. But a wonderful staff was to help me And everthing would turn out fine. We would work everyday with new vigor And publish something great, for our time. Over old publications did we ponder, To renew past ideas, in fact To see what had happened to others, When they had to play in our act. We asked for the photos of class-mates, To make beautiful our book: And also a brief Normal history, For which, all interested, would look. An athletic department we wanted In athletics we always ranked high, Our boys had won great honors In fact, they were praised to the sky. The model school notes were needed, That department’s an important part, In Normals they’re very essential They resemble real works of art. The literary articles were interesting, And essential, quite the same— Written always, by just the students, Some of whom have won great fame. In the personal, column, jokes were conjured, And thoughtfully was annexed the name Of some innocent student at Normal, Surprising him, when he read the same. And so in all our departments, Each editor worked with zeal Even exaggerating things, in some eases. Still making them appear quite real. The business managers deserve special mention, ’Twas their duty the money to get, A very important factor When ’twas time for the bills to be met. They planned things very wisely. For when the end did come We found we had plenty of money, And speaking truly—then some. Then looking back o’er those troubles, They were not the worst in the land, Yet they might have been quite disastrous Had the faculty not been on hand. Here’s a wish from the first Meletean Editor, To all—to whom this honor may come, Here’s hoping all the hardships you encounter, None greater may be than this one. Here’s success to the Meletean For all future time, May it never be neglected Nor fall below its prime. Pape 142 Jennie M. Wiesenthal, 1912r -"MeLETEAnTi Alumni Editor: I appreciate the compliment of being asked to contribute a few words to the 1917 Mel-etean altho at times I am inclined to think that it is a misplaced compliment. My departure from the Normal was so recent that it would probably be of very little interest to the reading public to have me tell about the way things were done in “the good old days” when 1 was a student. It is a serious handicap I assure you, to have this entire field of discussion eliminated when one is asked to write something for a school annual. It has been my good fortune during the past year to remain, figuratively speaking, within the shadow of my Alma Mater. It has been a pleasure indeed to have the opportunity of renewing my school days occasionally by coming back to the athletic contests, school parties, alumni reunions and other affairs that reminded me that I also was young at one time. One of my greatest pleasures in remaining so close at hand has come from the fact that I have had the opportunity of giving a little free, harmless and unnecessary advice to the editor of the present number of the Meletean, and of offering some consolation from my own store of experiences when his troubles seemed too great to be endured. Among the many joys met with, in the first year of my teaching experience, I wish to emphasize one particularly, and that has been the pleasure of meeting other River Falls Alumni, especially members of the class of 1916. It has been refreshing indeed to have the opportunity of comparing notes with them, of recalling the good times we enjoyed in our Normal days and of discussing other matters of nation wide importance. A teacher never realizes what an easy job he has until he talks with other members of his class who are in the teaching business. The banquet of the River Falls Alumni at the Northwestern Teachers’ Convention in Eau Claire last October was a most enjoyable and entertaining social event, because of the large number of old friends who were rounded up on that occasion. To those who have not yet entered upon their teaching career, permit me to whisper this bit of advice: go to the Eau Claire Convention your first year out, even if you know all about pedagogical business and even if you have to mortgage your next month’s salary in order to do it, for the social features of it alone arc worth many times the cost. And now may I give a final message to the members of the Class of 1916 before time is called on this literary (?) ramble. Remember, all ye worthy 1916 pedagogues, that a class reunion is scheduled for Commencement time in the year 1921 A, D. A sum of money, of goodly proportions, to be used on that occasion, is now deposited in the bank, slowly but surely increasing at the rate of 3 % per annum. Come and bring your families and any other joys or troubles that you may have accumulated in the five years since we so boldly marched upon the platform and seized our precious sheepskins. We want a strong showing from the class of 1916 when the roll is called four years hence. •Best wishes for the current issue of the Meletean. Wilbur P. Ensign—1916 P. S. Private, for members of the class of 1916 only. Our class tree is dead. ‘It’s nice to know the new friends We meet along the way; It’s fine to add a few friends To those of yesterday. But when the truth is told, friends, No other friends of mine Can take the place of old friends, The friends of Auld Lang Syne.” A Page 143 Page 144 E L E X E A JsT- 1 HEARD AT THE MINSTREL Sambo: “Say, Slim, do you sec any change in me?” Slim: “No, why?” Sambo: “I just swallowed a dime.” “Say, Mr. Brown do you know the best way to catch a squirrel?” “No I don’t. What is the best way to catch a squirrel ?” “Climb a tree and make a noise like a nut.” “Yassah! When I sung dat song, dey done trowed a cowardly aig at me.” “A cowardly aig? What kind of an aig is dat?” “Why a cowardly aig is one dat hits you and den runs.” “Say, Mr. Brown, you’re looking mighty well this evening.” “Thank you, Mr. Sandy, I wish I could say the same for you.” “You could if you told as big a lie as I did.” FRESH AND NOT SO FRESH. Mr. Hanna in Eng., “You need not seal the envelopes nor stamp them, unless you put them on loosely so I can remove them easily.” Jack Moberg, in Farm Mechanics Class: “I know of a bam that is octagonal. It has about twenty-four sides.” Jay Kinsey: “Oh, I have an idea.” Isabelle Utman: “Keep it to prevent a cranial vacuum.” Mr. Scgerst rom: “You’ll never be able to drive that nail with a chisel. For heaven’s sake use your head.” Mr. Heise (entering class room): “They seemed to quiet down when I came in.” Mr. Hunt: “Yes. Seem to have respect for bald heads, don’t they?” Dutch Landt (in a Mcr.omonic restaurant): “Do you serve lobsters here?” Waiter: “Yes sir. We serve everybody. Sit down.” Lois S. (watching Prof. Wright at the band saw): “Does that thing saw right through the knot holes too?” Bookworm to Chester Sanderson: “Have you read ‘Freckles’?” Chester: “No, thank goodness; what few I have are light brown.” Eunice G.: “How wonderful your painting is. It fairly makes my mouth water.” Avis Serverson: “A sunset make your mouth water! I don’t understand.” E.G. “Oh! is it a sunset? I thought it was a fried egg.” Sophomore boy (to Junior girl who had been refusing his attentions): “You’re as full of airs as a music box.” Junior girl: “Yes, but I don’t go with a crank.” Teacher: “In early times in England there was an overlord and a vassal. Who can tell me what the vassal’s wife was called?” Page 146■ 1 ELET EAbf- A JUNIOR RAMBLE One day last Ottum the Juniors went on a hike. As they Rcmbold along, they came to Bosscnbrook. Owing to a recent rain, the waters Rocse and were then quite Riley. The problem of how to get across was quite a puzzling one. While the crowd was wondering how it was to be solved, a Drake appeared from a nearby Thorp, and produced a Brown boat from behind a clump of bushes. Eleanor volunteered to Roe some across. Others leaped onto a large Rock in the middle of the stream, and thence to the farther bank. A Lien youth politely lingered to help Moore the boat. A Smith also assisted in making the chain perfectly secure. Meanwhile the Juniors hastened on in search of a suitable place for supper. Soon such a spot was found. A man of Braun brought up a pail of Cole, and fell to work to build a fire. Mabel was busy Folden paper napkins for the large crowd. Suddenly we heard Joseph Bray. “Great Scott!” exclaimed Sam Rudd. “What’s the matter?” It was discovered that Mildred had been bitten by a Roach. A Leach from a nearby Bcrgh was sent for, but by the time he arrived, Mildred had entirely recovered . At last the picnic supper was declared ready ; whereupon all fell to in an enthusiastic manner which would probably have outshined the Smith Club. Rice and Graham gems were the principal articles displayed, along with the pickles, doughnuts, and other similar trifles considered essential in an affair of this sort. When all had eaten until they could be no Fuller, they lounged around in real or assumed comfort and listened with Bliss while the president, a Theiler by trade, induced Leo to Lowe. Then “Where the River Shannon Flows” was sung by a quartet composed of Messrs. Clark, Skifstad, Kckley, and Jones. Various other amusements made the time pass swiftly indeed. At last all unwillingly rose from around the campfire and started towards civilization. Lotz of the Juniors went home with Matheny—others, with Ed Stadler. As the party came in sight of the Normal, the members gathered together and gave one long heartrending yell for the Class of 1918 and then scattered silently to their homes, with that look upon their faces that says, “Tomorrow’s a school day and I haven’t any of my lessons yet!” Concerning the rest of the evening we will charitably be silent. Deichsel with black hair. CAN YOU IMAGINE? Nora Stapleton with a grouch on. Percy with a girl of his own. Mias Mosher in a “bee hive.” Benedict in Victor Mock’s trousers. Martha Mehnert teaching fussology. Charlie Hines when he becomes bald. An “Afternoon Tea” in the library. Such a case as Vonny VanDervort the “Banker.” Every student at Assembly on Monday morning. Frances Stapleton as Dean of Women. Levi Scarbrough married. Tommy Thorpe the evening “mother” didn't write. Miss Winans asleep in the Library. Alfred Granum studying. Grace Huntzicker without a grin. A Page 147• 1ELE PSALM OF THE MATHEMATICS SENIORS Mr. Clark is my Professor: I shall not pass. He maketh me to study bulletins: he criticiscth my work. He rcstoreth my fright. He maketh me to recite though my knees shake. Yea, though I walk through a maze of angles and x’s I shall not get there and many are with me; his units and his measures they worry me. He giveth me a test in the presence of my classmates; He useth no mercy; my grief runneth over. Surely zeros and failures shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the R. F. N. S. forever. A DEFINITION OF JEALOUSY By LeRoy Day When you have a pig and your neigh-has a pig, and your neighbor’s pig is large-er than yours and you don’t like it; that is called jealousy. TEAbf ........................... HOW WE EXPECT TO SPEND THE SUMMER Lu Paulson—Studying “Light.” Joe Taylor—Enjoying a life of “Bliss.” Blanche BaDour—Buying “new felt” • hats. Manley Clark—Getting my “Arm strong.” Frances Lindley—Teasing Betzel with a “rose.” Mac lain Colladay—Who knows? Eva Cole—Listening to my “Big Ben.” Eleanore Roe—Dancing. Esther Erlandson—As a Red Cross nurse in the army. Harold Ritchey—Talking to the girls. Ruby Cranston— Writing to him. JOKES Mr. Hunt: “Mr. Allard, is a woman socially efficient if she can’t cook?” Doug: “No sir; I eat a lot and the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Is he right, Gladys? Mr. Clark (in Arithmetic Class) :“How can I find the L. C. M. of this number?” Eunice Crabtree: “Advertise for it.” Heard in the Manual Training room, Elbert C.: “Please, give me some oak lumber?” Prof. Wright: “What kind?” E.C.: “Soft oak.” When father slipped upon the ice Because he could not stand He saw the glorious stars and stripes We saw our fatherland. Mr. Stauffer (explaining syllogisms): “No cat has eight lives. - A cat has one more life more than no cat. Therefore a cat has nine lives.” Miss Ryss: “Is there anything in the old saying that if you look at the moon you may go crazy?” Mr. Stratton (after considering the question carefully,) “No, not if you’re alone. If there are two I wouldn’t pretend to say.” Page 148r ■'Vl ELE TEAhf. WANTED My name changed......Edith Cranston A girl.........................John Hamerski A house and lot.........Guy Brown Co-operation...................Miss Sanford Marriage license.....Lloyd Peterson “A Reign Supreme” (silence) Mr Clark Someone to teach me to waltz Joe Taylor A scat in the hall.Vox VaxDervort Less excuses....................The Faculty A daily tnp to Hammond Madge Phernettox A smile from some young lady Alvin Peterson Some dancing pumps that won’t wear out Chas. Hines A comb............. Emmilixe Riley A preventative for blushing Alice Sherry Fame and popularity...Harry Roese A powder puff......Evelyn Davidson New mustaches...“Butch” axd“ Eggs” Another girl at the club..Lew Coit A BIG DANCE........EVERYBODY A visit in Sweden..Prof. Davison My hair dyed...................John Moberg Bertha (of course).Gayhart Felland A record for my talking machine Frank Shannon Independence.......Gertude Scott Someone to love me.Harold Ritchey JOKES Bill Doonen: “I know a deaf and dumb man who had one of his fingers broken.” Ebe. Randall: “How did he do it?” Bill: “He cracked jokes on his fingers. Mr. Hanna : “No, that clock up there doesn’t run. It’s like everything else in this room, it’s never right.” Mr. Hunt (in School Management): “Why are children so much worse than they used to be?” Manley Healy: “I attribute it to the improved ideas of building.” Mr. Hunt: “How so?” M. H. : “Shingles are scarce and you can’t spank a boy with a tin roof. JOKES Miss McDonald (in cooking class: “How do you tell a good egg from a bad one?” Class: No answer. Clara Nebel: “Why, shake him by the ears.” Prof. Karges (in chemistry): “What is an oxide? Mention one.” P. Peloquik: “Leather.” Prof. Karges: “Leather is an oxide of what?” Peloqui x: “An oxide of beef.” Our lissome, lean, and lengthy Lew; Had really more than he could do, For all the dears, Who ate at Wears’ He bought the ham and corn flakes too. There was a young lady named Standish, Who did things so very outlandish For when she essayed. To teach an eighth grade, A stick in their faces she’d brandish. Miss McM.: “Your graphs arc very good, Levi.” Levi S.: “Yes, maam, my folks said I was a natural grafter.” (heard in a g. o. p. meeting) Billy Stapleton (Pres.): “We’ll call on Miss O’Connel to give an extemporaneous speech on “What I Think of Fussing.” Jane 0. C.: “Well, I think it’s all right in the right place, at the right time, and with the right person.” B. S.: “We agree with you Jane, especially as to the last phrase,—-with the right person.” D. L-: “I went to that Normal dance last night, and one of those fresh young farmers tried to kiss me. He said he had never kissed a girl before.” B. G-: “And what did you do?” D. L.: “I told him I was no agricultural experiment station.” Page 149r ■Tme le teanT PROFESSOR STRATTON’S GUILLOTINE (1918 MODEL) Among the modern American inventions perhaps none has created a greater stir than Professor Stratton's guillotine. It bids fair to become extremely popular and will enable you to get any one's goat in a safe and sane manner. After reading the following explanation you will no doubt be tempted to order a full dozen. But as the factory has been turned over to the government we may regret creating the demand. At any rate it is a remarkable success from a critic’s standpoint and as everyone will not have the privilege of personally viewing the arrangement we are giving a detailed explanation so everyone may appreciate the inventive genius that is in our midst. The explanation is as follows: The Normal student (a) is assiduously studying book (b) at eleven P. X. Naturally he falls into a doze and book (b) falls from his hands. This pulls cord (c) over pulley (d) and removes the cork from the pepper box (e). The pepper falls on the nose of dog (f) which causes a violent fit of sneezing, setting up a current of air which starts windmill (g). This winds up a cord pulling the cork from the bottle of ether (h), allowing the ether to drop down in front of the parrot (i) who becomes “etherized,” tips from his perch, thus drawing knife (j) onto cord (k) that supports the weight (1). As weight (I) descends it decapitates goat (m) thus completing the “guillotineous” action. B. A. W. L.Page 151 LIMA BEAN LIBBEY’S ADVICE TO THE LOVE LORN. (The Mclctcan has secured Miss Lima Bean Libbey at a fabulous price to give advice to the love-lorn. It is a well known fact that Miss Libbey is the supreme authority on matters of love. We are unable to print all of the letters she has received; but here are a few of the typical ones.) Dear Miss Libbey: Say, Miss Libbey, there’s a report going around the campus that I’ve never kissed a girl. I am indignant. What shall I do about it? Hines. Answer: Now, Charles, I hope you’re not crying yourself to sleep over this horrid report, for I’ve traced it down, and find it is absolutely false, and only some jealous girls have started it, because they had been slighted. Dear Miss Libbey: I’ve been hunting all year for my ideal type of man, one who would come up to my aesthetic ideas as to what a man should be like, but I am getting discouraged, for as yet I have found no one with all of the required qualifications. What would you advise me to do? Clara Thompson. Answer: My dear, you are on the wrong track. To use a slang expression, “There aint no such animal in this Normal.’’ Dear Miss Libbey: I am a young fellow twenty-two years old, and I finish Normal this spring. I am very much interested in a girl here, and I want to ask you if you would think it would be all right for me to marry her when I finish. I haven’t started earning any money yet. Ebe, Answer: Never mind about the money Ebe as long as you have a chance for a job. Marry the girl, if she’ll have you, by all means. Dear Miss Libbey: We are a bunch of young fellows who left school to protectour country. We like the life in Hudson guarding the bridge all right, but we arc somewhat worried for fear the other fellows at Normal will take our girls away from us while we’re gone. What can we do to prevent it? Vayne LaDuke. Irvin Dickey. Alvin Leubke. Answer: Have no fear boys, if the girls arc really worth while they will be true to their soldier lovers, even if they arc gone. Dear Miss Libbey: There is a boy in this school who entered from college this year, that 1 think a great deal of, and he seems to like me too; but he has never asked me to go any place with him. I wouldn’t let him know for the world that I want to go with him, and now I am afraid he is losing interest in me entirely. What shall I do? Violet Tilly. Answer: Perhaps you are losing the friendship you desire just because you persist in your self-conscious refusal to make any advances. You need not “flirt,” just be frankly friendly to this boy as you arc to the other boys you know real well. Dear Miss Libbey: Many people have commented on the fact that 1 am the only one of the Basketball Team who hasn’t a girl, and they think it’s because I’m afraid of girls, which really isn’t so at all. What can I do to convince them of that fact? Otto. Answer: Let not this worry you, Otto, we all know that “you have the nerve to fuss but not the inclination.”V - !ELETEAf « AN ENGLISHMAN’S VIEW OF THE FOOTBALL GAME. Really now doncha know. This is a horrid game— If I had known such atrocities were performed, I sholy would not have came. Such unconventional behavior, Is beyond my scopic range. Why don’t they have the band play, Just for a little change? Such disagreeable walking, too, I ruined my lovely shoes, Someone has stepped all over me, And not even said, excuse! Oh, Deah! There goes the ball, And someone’s after it, If he only reaches home base now, He’ll make an awful hit. My woud, such awful pommeling! It’s brutal, shocking, cruel; Why don’t they fight their battles In a regular Frenchman’s duel? Now who is Mr. Touchdown, They are yelling for so much ? He’s likely one of the players, Or umpires, or some such. Get off my feet, stop hitting me! You have lost your batty head! There goes my hat, I’m covered with mud. Such people, so ill bred. They are carrying someone off the field, His nose is bleeding, too! Where’s my smelling salts, I’m all upset. It makes me feel so blue. Some bonnie lasses around here— That one with the rozy cheeks, Ba-Jove, after the game is over. I’ll take her down to the Greeks! I say, who’s got the ball now, The other side you say ? Well, we havn’t had it very long. That’s sholy not fair play. What makes ’em run around with those sticks? They’re judges I suppose, And why do they bunt each other so, Whenever the whistle blows? We’ve won the game? Well really now. How truly delightful that is, I’ll go down town and celebrate, And buy some soda-phiz! R. M. R. THE DOMESTIC SCIENCE STUDENTS’ FAVORITE (HOLE-PROOF DOUGHNUTS) Yi pack Pillsbury XXX Flour. Sift well thru an old sock. 3 tablespoons olemargarine. 1 doz. small size holes. 3 pints rainwater and 1 cup rosewater—mix throughly and heat to a pulp. Put in a dark place over night and resume operations early in the morning. Should this be a little short, add 6 packs more of flour. If you find any trouble in raising it put in some dynamite or use a small jack. When ready brush off the flics and serve with “lutc-fisk” or moss biscuits. Page 153■lM ELE TEAhfi THE SONG OF THE TRIO Oft in the stilly night Ere slumber's chain has bound me I rise and bring a light And throw a shawl around me. I get cold cream . And vaseline, And while the candles flicker I rub it in My stubborn skin To make the hair grow thicker. Thus in the chilly air, While both the candles flicker, I grow another hair To make my mustache thicker. —Selected. A lively young Senior named Curry, Tried to get to a class in a hurry, She slipped on the ice Was up in a trice, Then on to South Hall she did scurry..“MeLETEAnTi Ebe. Randall (talking over telephone): “You were very cold to me last evening. What is the outlook for to-night.” Answering Voice (sounds like Marie Johnson’s): “Fair and warmer.” John Gauvin: “Are you ticklish?” C. Pearson: “No, ay bin Swedish, ay tank dat ben purty nar same ting.” T. Standish: “You can tell what the character of a country is by the shape of its mountains.” Mr. Stratton: “How can you determine the character of a country by the shape of its mountains? It would be iust like saying, I can tell what kind of a boy you arc by the shape of your ears.” Mr. Stauffer: “What form of exposition would you use to explain plowing to Miss Lotz?” R. Robinson: “I would doubtless have to use the time method.” MissCasler (looking at a picture of the exhibits at the Com Show): “Arc those Dutch wieners?” Miss Kamke (looking at La Dukes’ cross arms): “Let me wear them will you?’ Two minutes later: “A girl must have ‘it’ bad to be wearing a fellow’s cross arms. Everybody laughs at the expense of Miss Kamke. Ben Zaffke: “I wish I were running the Wears Club.” F. Brendemubhl: “Why?” B. Z.: “The girls don’t cat half as much as the boys do.” F. B.: “Is that the only reason?” Examining Army Officer: “Where were you bom?” Irvin Dickey: “In Wisconsin.” Army Officer: “What part?” I. D.: “All of me.” A vain Senior: “My face has broken out just terribly.” ' Bright Junior: “Where did it go? During a debate at the Wears Club this question arose. “Whom would you rather marry, a saloonkeeper or a lazy man?” Martha Mehnert: “Well, a saloonkeeper has some spirit about him anyway. Boy (studying in the library): “There is a good looking girl.” Chester Sanderson: “She must be a new one.” Teacher: “What do you understand by leaching?” A Anderson: “Let Doug tell. He’s better acquainted with Leach.” “George, what do you mean by suffering for righteousness sake?” “Please, Miss, it means making the girls observe study hours.” Mr. Hanna: “Use the word gruesome in a sentence.” Freshie: “One of the Seniors didn’t shave last week and grew some whiskers.” Miss Cranston: “Why arc not the Alger books good books for boys to read?” G. O’Mara: “Because boys try every thing they read about, such as playing circus, police, and even trying to propose in a romantic manner.” Mr. Prucha: “Mr. Johnston, does silage have a bad effect on a cow’s stomach?” A. J: “I shouldn’t think silage would have any worse effect on a cow’s stomach than sauerkraut has on the stomach of the German.” Vera trifles with her meals, And diets to grow thinner, But you should see her eating In the pantry after dinner. And speaking of war someone hopefully suggests that at least three hundred of the Normal girls understand the use of powder and are only waiting for a call to arms. Page■iM ELET EAf 1- RAMER AUTO CO. FORD DEALERS TELEPHONE 352 RIVER FALLS ■ - WISCONSIN Page- !ELETEAf r. When we say that you can Save 5 On Your Next Suit we mean exactly that, young man! We mean that all the grace of good style, all the excellence of material and making, are absolutely guaranteed to you —not at a cut price, but at a fair price. We never have a sale. 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Proven by Achievements Car Owners Service Test, 10,850 Miles Non Motor-Stop, Sheepshcnd Bay Motor Speedway, Stock Car— Sanction and Supervision A. A. A. Over Tortuous Mt. Wilson, Cal., on High Gear. 1,700 Miles on High Gear in Northern and South ern California. At Hilo, Hawaiian Islands, on High Gear to the ▼oleano. w’Round the Rim of the World Route to Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino Mountains on Non-Boiling Radiation Test. Over Lookout Mountain, Colorado, and Lookout Mountain, California, on High Gear. First in Slow High-Gear Race, at Richmond, Va. Cotton Wood Canyon, from Salt Lake City to Brighton, on High Gear. U. S. Army and U. S. Marine Corps Adopt the King Chassis for New Type Light Armored MotorCar, after Gruelling Official Tests. On High Gear from Providence to Providence, via Albany and New York City. Over-the Road Fuel Economy Test, Pittsburgh to Milwaukee, Stock Car—Sanction and supervision A. A. A. 326 Hours Non-Motor Stop Run, Continuous Driving, Between Baltimore and Washington. Via Detroit from Providence to Providence on High Gear. Los Angeles to Los Angeles, via San Francisco, on High Gear. First High Gear Ascent up Lookout Mountain California, by Woman Driver, Made by Helen Gibson in King Eight. Omaha to Omaha, via Kansas City, on High Gear Write Us for Details on Any of These Tests 7-passenger Touring Car I1S8S 3-passenger Roadster $1585 4-passenger Foursome - 91585 7-passenger Sedan - - 92150 Priea f. o. b. Detroit tin Wheel . 1100 Eitra Va Cannot Coaraaua That The. Price Will Not Change The Ramer Auto Co. River Falls, Wis- 1 ELET EAhf. Hamilton’s GOOD, RELIABLE FOOTWEAR VARIETY STORE AT SCHOOL SUPPLIES STATIONERY, CANDIES H. N. WIGER’S Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done PATRONIZE THE SHEPARD STUDIO W. S. Oligney IS AT YOUR SERVICE The D R A Y M A N OUR SPECIALTIES: High Grade Portrait Work Student’s Bagage a Specialty Fine Enlarged Photos Careful Finishing of Kodak Films PHONE 467 Cameras, Films, and Supplies For Sale. The Book and Art Shop GEVERS AND WELD Books, School Supplies and Stationery Fancy Work Novelties Is page 159 “QUALITY ” Our Motto. ELETEAnT. Newly FumVied Strictly Modem G. W. Chinnock, Jr. City Livery and Feed Stable Hotel Bus, Baggage and Dray Gladstone FINE RIGS Telephone 100 PHONE 30 C. D. McKINNON, P HOP It 1 E TOR Automobile Service in Connection Young Lady Our aim is to satisfy. The different lines which we carry are of the best makes, at the lowest possible prices. You may feel assured that when you buy the following goods, you get as good if not better than if you buy elsewhere. Middy Blouses, Shirt Waists, Wash Dresses, G. D. Justrite Corsets, Brassieres, Hosiery, Underwear Young Man We carry over 3000 samples of cloth of Made to Measure clothes. Fit and workmanship guaranteed Prices $10.00 and up. Page 160 Yea Kill sate money by baying of at. NORSENG BROS.LETEAhfi I . I . LUSK FURNITURE, CARPETS RUGS, UPHOLSTERING Picture Framing Neatly Done RIVER FALLS - - - WISCONSIN Suits Made - to - Order for Both Ladies and Gentlemen DUNN BROTHERS HARDWARE Wear-U-Well Shoes PAINTS. OIL Carried in Stock VARNISHES Dry Cleaning, Pressing and WIRE FENCING Repairing All General Hardware F. ENGDAHL, TAILOR River Falls - - Wisconsin FINN BESCHTA BARBERS BATH ROOM AGENCY FOR RIVER FALLS CO-OPERATIVE LAUNDRY Poye 161■ mi . 1ELETEA .................. River Falls Co-Operative Laundry Co. NEW SANITARY LAUNDRY TELEPHONE NO. 474 FACULTY AND STUDENTS Remember No. 474 when your wash day comes Our wagon will call on you or you can leave ycur shirts and collais with Finn Beschta WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE Fancy Pastry MADE CLEAN—SOLD CLEAN Finest Bread, Cakes and Pies You’ll enjoy our Breakfasts, Dinners or Suppers, and Lunches Served At All Hours OUR MOTTO: SERVICE, NEATNESS AND CLEANLINESS Nelson Brothers T RY U S Page 162rMELETEAlsTi MANY thotful people hesitate to accept a store’s hospitality, fearing they will "bother" someone. We do not ■ want you to gain or retain such an impression regarding your welcome here. We want our student friends to make our store their “downtown home"—we want that homey friendly feeling to enter into all our dealings. We appreciate your patronage and shall constantly strive to make your every visit to this store so pleasant, so satisfactory, that you will always prefer to trade with H. A. Hagestad Co. A Meaty Pocketbook is the sure result of feasting on the product of our meat market. Meats we sell give vigor and health to those who use them. It adds to their earning capacity and gives them a full pocketbook. In fact our "MEAT THAT'S ALWAYS CHOICE" is the only kind you ought to think about eating. Orders are carefully filled at lowest quotations. Have us serve you. The Model Meat Market VINCENT FAIT, Proprietor Fresh and Salt Meats. Fish, Game and Oysters in season. k Page 163 A■ 1 ELET EAhTi Headquarters for Furniture Rugs, Draperies, Linoleum THE FREE SEWING MACHINE Porch Shades, Twin Pedestal :: :: Extension Tables. 0. W. NEWCOMB EYES EXAMINED. GLASSES FITTED. Mountings made to fit the patient. WM. McCORMICK Dealer in Hand-Made HARNESS Prompt Repair Work of all kinds. Everything in the optical line from Professional services to tightening lenses. Whips, Robes, Blankets and everything in the harness lines always in stock. THE MORNING AFTER THE BASKET BALL RECEPTION. F. P.—“Gee girls my face feels funny this morning. It feels as if its all “Eggs.” Dr. C. J. Phillips, Taggart's Drug Store. Leo Finn:—“Say Prof. I want to get in whore that mortar box is.” Prof:—"Ha haw, say, you mean miter box don't you.” R. N. Jensen Sons DEALERS IN General Merchandise RIVER FALLS WISCONSIN 7 'Vlr ' c a n 1 -- The xaJlJl Store ALWAYS SOMETHING GOOD AT TAGGART’S The Q xaJUL Store Good Spectacles Good Medicines made to your order by an optical specialist. made by order of your physician by a registered pharmacist. BLOOD S GOOD PAINT Good Fishing Tackle Good Wall Paper the Wm. Shakespeare Junior kind. Try'em of several good factories. Thousands of when you need good trout. tolls of it- Good Candy Good School Supplies Good Cameras and Camera Supplies and above all Good Treatment Edison Phonographs. Diamond Disc Records EDISON SERVICE The Store CALL AND GET A PERFECTLY GOOD FLY SWATTER FREE Page 165- 1 ELETEAh ■ When you pL . think of i n O L O S Think of the Sanderson Studio Two New Up-to-date Lenses The Latest Styles in Folders and Mounts PRICES REASONABLE Just East of the New City Hall RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN J. H. JOHNSON Notions, Stationery School Supplies Pennants Chas. F. Heinrich Dealer In Staple and Fancy GROCERIES Phone No. 56 RIVER FALLS - WISCONSIN The Cash Meat Market ■Try Our- STEAKS AND CHOPS They are sure to please HOME-MADE SAUSAGES Guaranteed Pure A. J. Brown, Proprietor Page 166V E I- E T EAfef- n nveir Pals Best Job Office in theNorthwest A Column Devoted to Normal School Items Each Week Call up when in need of anything in Printer's Line Phone 29 C. T. Ritchey DEALER IN Ladies’ and Gents’ Furnishings Hardware Notions Etc. Etc. TRY MY SPECIAL BRANDS OF HOSIERY AND CUTLERY S. P. MORSE, Proprietor THE WHIH FRONT BAKERY MEALS. LUNCHES AND CANDY ICE CREAM. OYSTER STEW J. W. WOEHRLE, Prop. City Laundry First Class Work Done No matter how large the spot or stain, it cannot frighten us. GIVE US A TRIAL MELETEAhT- S. C. HAMILTON GROCER Phone 19 River Falls - - - Wisconsin The Sanitary Barber Shop BATH ROOM In Connection FRANK J. FALTEISEK, Prop. One door north of Gladstone Hotel Latest Fabrics Phone jao Correct Modes A. C. LAUE Merchant Tailor Dry Cleaning a Specialty RIVER FALLS. WISCONSIN Our drugstore is for and Tennis Goods. Learn to tuy at Our Drug Store— Stationery; Our Fountain is up to the minute and we are on time with every thing i i o i new n the Drug DChOOl supplies Business. Fresh, Pure Drugs and Medicines always. R. S. Freeman Son Druggists■ M ELET EAl . Dr. W. G. Fortune G. D. GALLUP DENTIST Physician and Surgeon RIVER FALLS WISCONSIN Telephones; Residence 253 Office 85 OFFICE: First Door North of Winter's Jewelry Store RESIDENCE: On Fonth Street OFFICE HOURS: 10 A. M. to 12 M. 2 to I P- M- 7 to 8 P. M. River Falls Wisconsin Office Phone 155 Residence Phone 190 Dr. Cairns PHYSICIAN GLASSES FITTED T RE MO NT BUILDING Ashley Dawson PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS OFFICE: 115 Tremont Block RESIDENCE: Fourth and Cedar Streets OFFICE HOURS: 10-12 A. M. 2-4:30 P. M-7-S P. M-TELEPHONES: Office 340 Residence 327 RIVER FALLS. WISCONSIN DR. R. H. LAUE, D. D. S. Dr. Righter TREMONT BUILDING DENTIST Rooms No. 111-112-113 OFFICE IN TIMES BUILDING Phone 400 - - RIVER PALLS PHONES: Residence 342 Office 170 Dr. R. N. Rork Dr.A.E.Gendron DENTIST Physician and Surgeon Rooms in Tremont block. (Quarters formerly occupied by late Dr. H. E. Follansbce) River Falls, - Wisconsin Office Phone 29 Residence Phone 31 OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 A. M to 5 JO P M—...... - 1 ELETEAnT. .............. ALLARD’S The General Store that needs no introduction with their lines of Dry Goods, Gents’ Furnishings, Shoes, Staple and Fancy Groceries, OUR MOTTO: Quick Sales and Small Profits. The River Falls Times Student:- “I wonder how long is the People’s Popular Paper they’ve been together.” Other Student:- “Who? First Student:- “Your Feet.” Devotes its space to the upbuilding of River Falls, Pierce County and the State of Wisconsin. Prof:- “What is thepluralofhe?” A. E. ROESE, Publisher Student:- “He has no plural.” River Falls, - - Wisconsin Prof:- “Possibly yours has none.” ENSIGN-WEBERG LUMBER CO. Manual Training Lumber - Phnn 196—SI— ■ - = QUALITY SERVICE Page 170V - 1 E L E T E AJ T- 1 1 Page 171."Meletea . YOUR TAILOR FOR 19 17 DICK OSBORN A good place to trade. A Shop where you get FIRST CLASS WORK and SERVICE and at prices within your means. OUR BUSINESS—AND NOT A SIDE LINE. Special discount on new suits. A better offer on suit clubs of four or more. DRY CLEANING—PRESSING—REPAIRING DICK OSBORN, Tailor sod Door No. of Gladstone Hotel. USE WHITE CREST FLOUR TAKE NO OTHER WE ARE AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED KEEN CUTTER CUTLERY REACH SPORTING GOODS COLUMBIA BICYCLES ANE SUNDRIES SECOR TRUNKS AND TRAVELING BAGS TENNIS GOODS AND HAMMOCKS OVERLAND AUTOMOBILES Garage and Repair Shops in all branches. Our Prices Are The Lowest. Yours For Business. A. W. LUND. HARDWARE - MACHINERY - CARRIAGES - AUTOMOBILES. Page 172- 1 ELETEAnTi yE are constantly in receipt of new models and are prepaired at all times to give you the very latest Foot Wear. J. S. WADSWORTH. THE STORE Stewart Mercantile Company River Falls, Wisconsin Applying New Force To An Old Principle. For generations scientists have known how to fly. It was not until the gasoline engine was perfected that they succeeded in doing it In all previously available engines there was too much dead weight in proportion to power—the machine was never able to lift itself above the ground. The theory of ‘‘Buying direct from the Manufacturer” is not new—It has been understood and applied for generations. Its weakness has been “too much dead weight.” The R. C. U. Machine has perfected its buying power 550 strong, applying new force to this old principle. That is why this store as one of the 559, all buying as one store, in tremendhous quantities—getting the lowest possible prices—the better qualities and the greater varieties—makes good the slogan, “More For Your Money”— Complete lines of General Merchandise, Ladies Ready To Wear—Mens Furnishings, Shoes and Groceries. Page 173rM ELE TEAbfI STUDYING HARD? After a hard day’s work at school come to the HOME BAKERY and be refreshed with our Fancy Drinks or Sodas. Full line of Medder’s and Starkel’s Chocolates. We handle a full line of Morse’s package goods. WENZEL’S RIVER FALLS - - WISCONSIN We are pleased with students’ accounts and aim to accommodate you in every way possible. Farmers and Merchants State Bank River Falls Wisconsin.■Tl E L E T EAnT■ — SANITARY PLUMBING CO. PLUMBING AND HEATING Let us figure your next job. CARL PEARSON, Prop. Odd Fellows Bldg. ... Phone 490-2 Consolidated Lumber Co. DEALERS IN LUMBER, COAL, LIME and CEMENT The First National Bank OF : River Falls CONDUCTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS The National Banks of this country stand for the best things in Banking. School Teachers should have the best there is. Page 175h"Me LE TEAhTi The Pioneer Company Printers of tke MELETEAN mm

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