Northwest Missouri State University - Tower Yearbook (Maryville, MO)
- Class of 1925
Page 1 of 200
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A new spirit, reiuvenating and enhancing every phase of college life, has
sprung up in S. T. C. this past year. It is not the loyalty of an alumni to his
Alma Mater, it is not the spirit of a successful football or basket ball team, it is not
the zeal with which a student seeks knowledge-it is this and more, too. We are
enveloped in an atmosphere of that soniething which produces loyalty, spirit and
The growth of the student body has necessitated new buildings. Residence
Hall, the womenls dormitory, has been completed. A new gymnasium is under
construction, also. a model farm. Our campus has been beautified-new shrubs
started and old ones well taken care of.
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able president, MR. LAMKIN. His leadership and influence have made the student
body and faculty become one, his efforts have succeeded in securing the appropriaf
tions for our buildings, his fine example has inspired our student body to become
loyal to its Alma Mater, to support its teams and to be athirst for the knowledge
which is being made possible by the STATE QF MISSQURI.
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GEORGE H. GOLBERT EDITH A. BARNARD
Mathematics and Dean of Faculty Education and Dean of Women
B. S., B. A., M. A. fNHtiODHl Normal B. A. fUniversity of Mich.Jg M. A.
1 University, Ohiok Graduate work fUHi' QGo1umbia University, New Yorkj.
'versity of Ghicagoj.
VJ. A, RICKENBRODE
M. Accra, fIxX'IllOI1 College. Mo.j: Grad'
uzitc fGcdar Rapids Business Gollegej.
C. E. WELLS
History and Spani.
B. A.. M. A. fP211'k Col D.
Secretary to President
B. S. fNorthvvest Missouri State Teachf
er's Collegejg Student fChicago School
of Physical Educationj.
MRS. LOUISE B, HASTINGS -
House Director at Residence Hall
B. A. fW6St61'H Reserve University,
Cleveland, OJ: M. A. CColumbia Univerf
sity, New Yorkj. A,
MRS. A. R. PE
Assistant to the Dean of Women
ANNE E. STOWELL
Mariager of tlie College Cafeteria
B. S. flames Millikin Universityjg M
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MATTIE M. DYKES .ANNA M. PAINTER
English ' English
B. S. CNorthwest Missouri State Teach' B, A, fEar1hgm Collegejg M. A.
ers' Collegelz M. A. fUniversity of Chi' fColumbia University. New Yorkjg Grad'
5213052 Graduate Sflldem fUHiV9f5ifY Of uate Student fUniversity of California
and University of Sorbonne, Parisy
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English RUTH RUTH LOWERY
B. A. Qvxfzislibiirnjz Graduate Work English
fUmVcr5fgy 0fK3115aS, University of Colo- B. A. fflolorado State Teachers' Col'
Indo and University of Vv'isconsinj. legeg M. A. fUniversity of Chicagoj.
BERT COOPER E. W. GLENN
Vitalized Agriculture and Director of Manual Arts
Extension Wofli B. S. CCollege of Engineering, Illinoisjg
Ped. B. fNorthwest Missouri State Architectural Engineering CCollege of En'
Teachers' Collegelg Student fUniversity gineering,Il1inoisjg Graduate Work flowa
of Missouri and University of Chicagoj. State Collegej.
R. A. KINNAIRD '
Instructor in Animal Husbandry
B. S. in Agr., M. A. fUniyersity oi W' W' STANFIELD
Missourijg Instr. in Agr. fNorthwest Mis' AgTiCtllttwe
of Missouri, 1916f13l3 County Agr. Cbuegesi Amgsy K a C gum tum
Agent, Clinton Co., Mo., 1918f2Og County
Agr. Agent, Nodaway Co., Mo, 192Of24.
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HCMER T. PHILLIPS BURT W' LQQMIS
B. S. QCentral Missouri State Teachers' B- 3. and Graduate Work cljniversity
C0ll?gCJ3 fT9HCh91'5' College- C01' of Missourijg M. A. fTeachers' College,
Umbla UUIVQYSWY- New Ymkl- Columbia University. New Yorkl.
FRED KELLER DORA B. SMITH
B. A. Cfxrkansas UuiversifYl3 B. B, A, fCentral Missouri State Teach'
fUniversity of Missourijg Pd. M.. Pd. D. ers' Collegejq Ph, B. Cllniversity of Chi'
fNeW York Universityj. C21gO
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KATHERINE FRANKEN GRACE M. SHEPHERD
Education Director in Rural Education
B. S. and Life Certificate fUniversity B A cHaStingS Couegey M A
of Missourijg A. M. CTeachers' College
Columbia Universityjg Diploma for Direc
tor of Rural Education fTeachers' Col
lege, New Yorkjg Graduate Work QUni
versity of Chicagoj.
f Normal. Emporiaj.
f CColumbia Universityjg Graduate
, fUniversity of Chicago and Kansas State
MILDRED PAXTGN MARGARET FRANKEN
B. S. and Special Proiciency in Primary B. S, and Graduate Work fUnivers1ty
CState Teachers' College, Emporia, Karrj. of Missourij.
' BLANCHE DOW LaVETA MCCLANAHAN
Dmmatics and French Dmmatics
B, S. fSmitlij: Diploma fSchool of B. A. fDrake Universityli Dramatic
Expression. Bostonj. ' '
Cert1Hcate fDrake Umversityjg Graduate
Work CCurry School of Expressionl..
MARY M. FISHER
Nfathemamcs B. S. fllniversity of Missourijg Gradu-
A A QU1iivCrsityofCl1iCagoJgSf.LIdCDF ate Vxfork Clleachers' College New York
cunivcrgity of IVUSSOUI-jj, and University of Missourij.
HENRY A. FOSTER T. H.. CQOK
Histoyy P Hwtory
B, A. cyaleyg M' A, fUniVer5ify of B., S. fStar1bcri'y Normal School, Mis-
A. I. CAUFFIELD JAMES R. NVALUN
Geogmplay Economics and Sociology
Life Diploma fState Normal Collegc. LL. B. and B. S. in ECI. fUnivcrsity
Ypsilanti, Miclmjz B. A. CNorthern Unif of Wasliingtonjg M. A. and Graduate
versity, Ohiojg B. S. Clliiiversity of Chi' Woi'k toward Ph. D. fUniversity of Wisf
cagojg M. A. fUniversity of Wisconsinj. consinj.
M, W. WILSON .l- W- HAKE
Ch . Physics
emlstry B S fCentral Wesleyanj' B A CUni
Bj A' lollvet 0011212255 M' S' luni' versity of Illinoisg M. A. fhlorthwesternj,
WNW Ol Chlcagoy' Graduate Work toward Ph. D. fUniverf
sity of Minnesotaj.
CLARENCE W. ROGERS
C1 C. LEESCN B. S. fliansas State Teachers' College,
Biology Emporia, Kaul: Major in Commerce
D fliansas State Teachers' College, Hays,
H 4., f:Xllw1om. Mlchjz M. S, CUniver KIIHJL M. A. fUr1iversity of Chicago-
-,lrg 1.1 Tul1tl1ig1u'.J. School of Commerce and Aclministrationj.
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MINNIE B. JAMES ELIZABETH BRIGGS
B. S. fNorthwest Missouri State Teach' B. A. fGentral Collegeja B- ,S- lUUi'
ers' Gollegej. versity of Missourijg Teachers Normal
Course fGregg School. Ghicagoj.
HETTIE M. ANTHONY
H I t t IRENE TEAGARDEN
B. A. fUmvers1ty of Missourijg M. A. H E .
fColumbiaj1 Baclielofs Diploma in Home Omg Cmwmlcs
EC. fTeachers' College, N. Y.Dg Graduate B. S. fUniversity of Montanaj: M. S.
Student CGolumbia Universityj. CU1iiversity ul Illinoisj.
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RUTH I. BASS
B. A. CWellesley Collegejg Special Graduate fChicago Normal School of
Wo1'k with Wiscoxusixm University. Physical Eclucatlonjg B. DD. CTeachers'
College, Columlma Un1vers1tyj.
H. F. LAXVRENCE
PAUL R. JQNES, JR.
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B. S, lMlSSQJUl'l XVcsleyan Collegelg
Graduate NVork CUnix'crsity of llllnoisj
HARRY A. MILLER G. A. HAWKINS
Reading and Public Speaking
Ph B fmanklin College Indianal. Student CStanberry Normal School and
Life Diploma flndiana State Normal
Schooljg Graduate Work fUniversity of
OLIVE KAY MARTIN French
Spanish B. A. CTl1e Westerii College for
i Ph' B' CUDWQYSRY of Chicagoba M' A. W,omanjg M. A. CGolumbia Universityjg
CUniversity of Ghicagojg Alliance Franf Ceftiicate fwm the Spanish 3011001 Of
Middleburg Gollegeg Graduate Student at
the Universite de Grenoble, France.
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B, S. fGolumbia University, New me ns an ,ngls '
YO1-kj: Bachelolfs Diplomas in Super, Ph. B. fSt:ate Teachers College, Colo'
vi ion and Elementar Education Cffeachf redo
ers' College. New York: Graduate Work
CHARLES R, GARDNER
Director of Music THQMAS H- ANNETT
B. Mus. fCincinriati Conservatory of Head of Pismo Department
Musicj: Graduate QAmcrican Institute,
Cliirgigolz Pupil of Douglas Powell, New Graduate fNorthwestern School of
York City. and of L. Drew Mosher, Cin' Musicjz Pupil. Percy Grainger and Victor
cimizitzg B. A. fNorthwest Missouri, S, ffarwood. Chicugog B. Mris. fNorthwestf
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LUTHER A. RICHMAN WIU-IAM 5- LARSON
Head of Voice Department Head of Violin Department
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Graduate cC1HC1DDHt1 Conservatory of B- A' CUmVer51tY O .
Music and Northwestern School of Musicjg uate fMolzer Violin Schooljs Graduate
Student of Voice in Paris summer of In Pubhc School MUSIC cumverslty of
1922 N Nebraska, School of Musicj.
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LENA JOHNSON U Gashlfmd
"Good nature and good sense are usually companions.
Kappa Omicron Phi, W. A. A., Drarnatics, Chorus.
ERNEST DANIELS Maryville
Congratulations-we hope you aren't a Daniel in the lion's den."
MABEL E. RAINES MHYYWHC
"Sunshine follows Rains." ,
Y. W. C. A., Eurekan, Student Council, Cheer Leader '22, '23, '24, Dramatics.
W. A. A., Basket Ball '22, '23, '24, '25, Tower Queen '24,
GARLAND MILLER Maryville
"Newspapers are the teachers of disjointed thinking."
Senior Class President, EditorfinfChief 1924 Tower, Philomathean, Social Science Club.
LAWRENCE CONWAY Newhurg, Oregon
"A world would perish were all rnen learned."
MRS. MINNIE E. RODGERS Maryville
"Determination has won her education."
Pi Omega Pi.
M Club, Football '21, '22, '23, '24, Track '22,
D. oLoYs APPLEBY , Mafyvme
"The world owes me .a living providing I earn it."
Pi Omega Pi.
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REED HOLT Maryville
"A conscientious track manf'
Track '22, M Club.
CLADYS NEW - Maryville
'lNew means novelty and originality."
COLE YEISLEY Barnard
"Cole is a quiet sort of a fellow."
Excelsior, Chorus, Dramatics Club.
RUTH HOUCHENS - Maryville
"Plays, as slie looks, divinely."
Y. W. C. A., Eurekan, Chorus, Dramatics, Student Assistant in Conservatory of Music.
MERLE SELECMAN Maryville
".A nickname lasts forever, Slatsf'
ANNA HOUSTON Burlington Junction
'Civilized man cannot live witliout cooks."
Philornathean, Kappa Omicron Phi, Distaff Editor.
HARRY NELSON Barnard
"He has a reserved seat by the newspaper rackfl
Philomathean President Fall quarter, Student Council '24, M Club.
MRS. ROY SCHRADER Maryville
"Cooks are not to be tauglit in tlfzeir own kitcliensf'
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Kappa Omicron Phi,
FRANCIS CUMMINS Maryville
"Doc has more wit in his head than Samson had in both shoulders."
LETA BABB Maryville
"Learning is the eye of the mind."
Y. W. C. A., Philomathean. Chorus
LoRETTA GEX Maryville
"My specialtyg smilegfl
LA DONIA MURPHY Savannah
K' 'Tis harder to unlearn, than learnf'
FRED NELSON Barnard
l'Good nature is the most Godflike commendation of a good man."
MARIE LOGAN Skidmore
"Silence seldom does harm."
LLOYD B. DeMOSS Stanberry
"Shrek from Stanberryfl
Social Science Club, Student Council.
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CARL MILES Albany
HTime is never lost that is devoted to work." '
Commerce Club '22, '23, Vocational Men's Club '22, '23,
MARY ALICE BUSBY Maryville
"Life is short."
Y. W. C. A., Kappa Omicron Phi. Chorus, W. A. A.
ORPHA STEWART Cregon
gilt pays to advertise."
ALBERT HAMILTON Gallatin
"He is extremely interested in Vogue liat patternsf'
MARY RIGGS Weatherby
"iAssistant dean at Residence Hall."
Social Science Club, Y. W, C. A., Dramatics.
LILA DOWDEN Maryville
'iEasy to please and easy to get along with."
Y. W. C. A,. Dramatics.
JASON KEMP Gallatin
"Modern Arcliitecture is art assassinated by art teacliersf'
Pbilomatbean. Chorus. Business Manager 1924 Tower, Social Science Club.
LOIS McMILLAN Blanchard,Ia.
"Life has no pleasure nobler tlian tliat of friendsliipf,
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LUCILLE CQRRIN Nofbome
"God has cliosen a poet when lie bas a message to givef
VJ. RUSSELL CULP Ridgew-HY
"Some are wise, some are otberwisefl
Track '23, Cubs '24.
NELLE E. DEARMONT Mound City
"Her eyes are gemsfl
Kappa Omicron Plii. Y. W. C. A., W. A. A.
LUCILLE L. AIRY Maryville
"A book is a living voice."
Y. W. C. A., Philomathean, Pi Omega Pi President.
RUSSELL ALLEN Maryville
"Oh Love, bow doubly hast tliou afflicted him."
MRS. HAZEL BARTON D Maryville
"Little of stature but big of lieartf'
Pi Omega Pi, Dramatics, Y. W. C. A., Chorus.
ORVILLE SUTTERLIN Maryville
"Donlt jump at me-I'm no conclusion."
LOU ALLIE MUTZ Maryville
K'Knowledge begins a gentleman but 'tis conversation tbat completes him."
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BLANCHE ERICKSON Maryville
"A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market."
Social Science Club, Dramatics, Chorus.
LAVETA EPPERSON Maryville
l'He who has ari art has everywhere a part."
Dramatics, Y. W. C. A., Social Science Club, Chorus.
EUEL RAMSEY Maryville
l'Still sirigle, but orie cart never tellf,
LORENE HARTLEY Maryville
HI feel awfully wild since I hohhed my hair."
Philomathean, Student Council.
ESTHER FCRDYCE Burlington junction
V "YVho would he loved must lovef
HARRY HAUN Fairfax
"Always the right man iii the right placef
LESLIE HOLCOMB Amazonia
"A preacher can talk without a text but Holcomb can talk without a pretext."
NELLIE MCODY MILLIKAN Maryville
"A good housewife."
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'LWith mirth and laughter let the wrinkles comef'
Social Science Club, Chorus.
ETHEL KAUFMAN Parnell
L'She thinks as fast as she tal "
Excelsior, Social Science Club, Dramatics, Student Council '25,
PERRY EADS Maryville
"A splendid looking chap, quite certain of imsblf
GERTRUDE BELT ' Mafyviiie
"As welcome as the flowers in May." .
Eurekan, Chorus, Orchestra. A
HELEN BAKER ' Maryville
"The word impossible is not in her i.
Philomathean, Y. W. C. A. .
SAM EVANS Q Pattonsburg
"Conscientious, considerate, noble' th e or s scribe his personality.
Y. M. C. A. President, ExcelsQ,sStu C nw
MIRIAM HOPE GRAY . . Maryville
.-An art requires a true womw'
MARGARET E. DIETZ 3 ' tm ' .
"Fleer -ninl-im chnnlac l'l'l1Yi"n'1m lk Maryvlllc
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'lOpposed to irrigation, he has faith in rains fRainesj."
M Club, Football '21.
'LShe's true bluef'
Y. W. C. A., Philornathean. Dramatics. Chorus. Tower Queen.
O. B. WILHITE
Oh, Barney Googlef'
FAUNA ELAINE ROBERTSON
"The English seem popular with her."
Dramatics, W. A. A.
"Silence brings friendship."
"His head reminds one of a billiard ball."
HAZEL CLADYS COX
"The GallifCurci of the Excelsiorsf'
Y. W. C. A., Excelsior. Eastern Star. Chorus.
"An Atwater Kent Loud Speaker."
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"Affairs of the heart worry her not."
Philornathean, Y. W. C. YA., Minnechee.
ERMIL E. COLER Skidmore
"A fly before his own eye is bigger than an elephant in the next heldf'
Eurekan, Social Science Club, Dramatics, Y. M. C. A., Chorus, Externporaneous,
ELSIE DILLEY Pattonsburg
"Experience has shown that she is capablefl
Y. W. C. A.. Excelsior.
LORRAINE HATHAWAY Grant City
"An auburnfhaired girl from Grand River Valleyfl
Dramatics, Chorus. .
JOHN ALLEN DeMOTT Maryville
"He takes the eel of science by the tailf'
Eureka, Social Science Club. Secretaryfllreasurer Senior Class.
VESTA WRIGHT Fairfax
HShe lilies Caesar, Virgil, and Garlanclf'
Eurekan, Eastern Star President, Social Science Club, Dramatics.
RAYMOND E. HENNING Mound City
"A goocl knight is never at loss for a lancef'
Senior Class VicePresident, Student Council, Social Science Club, Drarnatics.
Associate Editor of Green and White Courier.
ALICE WELLING SCOTT Maryville
"Music has charms alone for peaceful inindsf,
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'llf the bear will learn to dance he must go to school early."
Cubs '24, Eurekan, Y. M. C. A., Dramatics, Orchestra.
DOROTHY ROWLEY Maryville
"A nice prize for some enterprising young man."
Newman Club, Kappa Omicron Phi.
GANUM A. FINDLEY Allendale
l'He seems to be a soul that by accident met with a body and tries to make the best ofitf
Social Science Club President Winter Quarter, Y, M. C. A., Excelsior.
ZELMA GOSLEE Skidmore
"A social science sharlgf'
MRS. GEORGE GORMAN Maryville
ARTHUR ELMORE Saline
'lHigh in stature as well as ideals."
PEARL DILLEY Pattonsburg
"A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learningf'
Excelsior, Y. W. C. A., Chorus.
STEPHEN C. WILLIAMS Shamhaugh, Ia.
"Much can be made of a man if he can be caught youngfl
Y. M. C, A., Excelsior, S, T. C., Gospel Team.
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LEONA BADGER Los Angeles, Calif.
"One good word quenches more heat than a bucket of waterf'
ETHEL MAE GIBSGN Trenton
"She's a Standard Oil advertising agent."
Pi Cmega Pi.
GLADYS CRISWELL Mound City
"A real student, a joy to her teachers'
GLENELL coLwELL I Maryville
"Pleasant words are valued and do not cost much'
HUGH GRAHAM Trenton
"He got his wife from his old home town."
To QD. SCBIULITOIP
For four long annuirs the above collected and labeled specimens have been
haunting the buildings and campus of S. T. C. We have -classified them as members
of the 'khomo genus," comparable to allied classes of anthropods, though considerable
controversy may result from our conclusion. They have successfully passed through
the first two stages of existence as Frcshics and Sophs, and in the coma period, as
Junios, slept through such enlightening courses as Anthropology and Human Ceograf
phy. Their snores reverberated in the hall to such an extent that even Hehe was
jarred from her pedestal. In spite of all handicaps they metamorphosed their Way
into Seniorfhood with all the dignity and glory of full grown adults.
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ROBERT N1oHoLAs afyville
"By the work we know the worlqmanf' E
Drarnatics, Eurekan, Student Council, Tower Staff, Junior Presid .
LOUISE PEERY Maryville
"Wishes won't wash dishes."
EARL PEOPLES Skidmore
"There are ways of doing things without talking a lot."
JESSAMINE WILLIAMS 1 King City
"My toast to a girl with a heart and a smile
That makes the bubbles of life worth whilef,
y AILEEN VANZANT' Eagleville
"If it wasn't for the boys she wouldn't be happyf '
HOPE MANCHESTER Skidmore
"Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of 9
Chorus, Eurekan, Eastern Star.
MARY CURNUTT Maryville
"A mixture of a Madonna, a flapper and a n
IUANDA HAWKINS ' Gower
"Give a calf enough rope and it will han s lf.,
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LOUISE FREEMAN Trenton
l'Capable, conscientious, charming, -
Her smile-fit is disarming."
Pi Omega Pi, Dramatics, Tower Staff.
VERN MOORE Maryville
"He's nice to all the lacliesf,
LORENE BRUCKNER Agency
' "Let it be said of her she never misses her goal."
W. A. A., Y. W. C. A., Basketball, Tennis.
THEIMA CURNUTT Barnard
"A mournful follower in the track of manf,
WILLIAM TRAEGER Randalia, Ia.
"All things great men do are well clone."
RUTH ENIDA MILLER Hopkins
"She is already known as a successful teacher."
Kappa Ornicron Phi.
RAYMON G. BROWN Maitland
"Who would get up at midnight totake a horseback ride?"
Paul Revere! '
HERMINE HAYS Skidmore
"Silence cannot be repeatedf,
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"The battle of our life is brief.
Therefore, Fight on!"
MAYME M. GREENE
"Shels a song bird." V
VERA MCCLOED V
"Vera is a lorig way from home but is still uriclauriteclf'
Dramatics Club, Eurekan, W. A. A., Eastern Star Club.
GRACE COLWELL i
EVA E. HINDMAN
"Rest riot! Iife is sweeping byf,
Y. W. C. A., Chorus.
OGLA LEE RODMAN
"She who returns good for evil obtairis the victory."
' Kappa Omicron Phi.
"Win it and wear it-fthe ririglf'
HETTIE MAE WOODWARD
"Shy arid quiet but a rare good girl."
Chorus, Y. W. C. A., Eurekan.
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Dramatics, Chorus, Social Science Club.
"Tall and studious,-otherwise all 'rightf'
Philomathean President Winter Quarter, Social Science Club.
Tower Staff, Student Council '25.
"If silence were golden she would be a millionaire."
Chorus, Dramatics, Y. W. C. A.
"'1'ou'll know her by her grin."
"She's nearly always laughing.
In fact, shels full of fun."
' Philomathean, Editor of 1925 Tower, Student Council '25'.
"He would swallow flattery, though it were laid on with a trowelf'
Clus '23, '24.
LAURA BELLE NICHOLAS
"She's known by her Werth."
Dramatics, Chorus, Y. W. C. A., Girl Scout.
ELSIE G. BROWN
"Laugh and the world laughs with you."
Pi Omega Pi, Social Science Club, Chorus, Philomatbean, Drarnatics.
CATHERINE HARRISON I ' V H
"Not great nor famous but her place will not be easily julecl.
"An unobtrusive sort of a fellow."
Social Science ClL"7. Y. M, C. A.
"Shes learning to cook."
"An A No. 1 girl at more than one thing."
Philomathean, Secretary Winter Term, Dramatics, Chorus. Y. W. C. A. Cabinet.
MYRLE HANKINS Osborn
"just as sweet as she looks."
Dramatics, Chorus, Tower Staff, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet.
Philomathean, W. A. A. Cabinet.
PAUL ROBEY Maryville
K'He cloesn't let stucly interfere with getting his education."
M Club, Y. M. C. A., Pi Omega Pi, Track '23, '24.
GRACE DIETZ Maryville
"Pretty to walk with and witty to talk with and pleasant to think off, Q
Chorus, Dramatics, Eurekan, Minnichee, Pi Omega Pi. Y. W. C. A.
HAZEL A. HIATT Fort Benton.Mont.
"Can you imagine her other than sweet and denture?"
Dramatics, Social Science Club, Pi Omega Pi.
Historian for Pi Omega Pi. Fall and Winter Quarter.
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MRS. KATHERINE KOLB RISING Saint Joseph v
" "A good man is better than anything else." '
CLARENCE E. RISING Saint Joseph
"Earnest men never think in vain, though their thoughts may he errorsf' '
,I . Eurekan.
LORENA PALMER Quitman
n . , "The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
EMILY PRUGH Grant City
4 lfTo he virtuous is to do good and do it well."
MARY RUTH CURFMAN Maryville
,. TA good natured girl without much show,
' ' ,'The kind of a girl we all like to know."
Philomathean, Kappa Omicron Phi, Tower Staff '25.
LOTA .CLAIRE LANDFATHER . Maryville
'P "Itls good to he young, and laugh, and live, and lovef
GLEN GOODSON Ravenwood
V , "He is a man who acts like a man."
EVELYN EDITH RAINES - Maryville
UGO away, men, I am a man hater."
Eurekan, Tower Staff, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A., Dramatics, Basketball.
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ROINE HANNA Maryville
"The Smith, a mighty man is he."
PAULINE RODMAN Skidmore
"The truly brave are soft of heart and eyes."
NORA RYAN ' ' T3I'ki0
"A timid woman has little chance."
HALLIE CAMPBELL Fairfax
"Trice worth is in being, not seemingf'
ETHEL BLCOMFIELD Maryville
"She caught Abief'
RAY BLCOMFIELD Maryville
"Tall in stature, stately to behold."
Tower Staff '25, B. B. Captain '25, Student Council.
MARY LOU HARRINCTON Platte City
"She doesn't say much but you get the idea that she coulcl if she wouldf,
Kappa Omicron Phi, Dramatics, Chorus, Eastern Star.
ESTHER MONK Burlington Junction
"She gives her best as being none too goocl for any taslqf,
W. A. A.
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"On with the olancell'
Eurekan, Kappa Omicron Phi.
"My tongue within my lips I reign,
For who talks much must talk in vain.
Eurekan, Y. W. C. A.
"When he starts arguing, the question simply is, do you give up now or later.
VIRA MAE FITZ
"The sweetest grapes hang highest."
Y. W. C. A., Chorus, Dramatics.
"Short and Sweet."
ALMA MARIE APPLEBY
"She tries to understand herself and things generally."
Dramatics, Pi Omegal Pi, Y. W. C. A.
"If it wasn't for the girls I woulcln't he happy."
Eurekan, Tower Stall, Debate '24, '25,
"One word brings on anotherf'
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K "Work produces virtue, arid virtue horiorf
Chorus, Dramatics, Philomathean, W. A. A., Y. W. C. A.
Tower Staff, College Debate Team '23.
TREVA E. PHIPPS 'f A l I H Mafvvllle
"Afa1ling world might crush but it could' riot intimidate me. '
Eurekan, Y. W. C. A., Chorus, Drarnatics.
MRS. ERNEST DANIELS Maryville
A " A'Men are raref' , P
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ESTHER GILE Maryville
"Always in love,
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l A Junior is a rare artifact dug from the debris ,of time. He is a Rip Van
Winkle who after sleeping through his first two years of college life begins to awaken.
He is never wide enough awake to attend class meetings. He may start to the meeting
but becoming drowsy, drop into that comfortable, soothing, ever beckoning bench,
which is guarded by Abraham Lincoln, an able and capable guard for such a dis'
Juniors, you will Soon be Seniors, crawl out of bed, hang up your nighties, put on
your work clothes and make a winning Senior record.
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To il SCOJplll10IUIllOlI"CB
A sophomore is an individual human being who is thought by members of his
own tribe to be the most complete incarnation of brains and style this side of Mars.
By members of other tribes he is thought to be a fly on a page of sticky flyfpaper-
he can't help himself, he thinks he knows all the world verbatim and he buzzes
But, Sophomores, vain though you may be, time will teach you that you can't
keep a good man down.
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Dorothy Hill Morris Chick Opal Wilhite Raymond Coffman Letha. Lawson
Jack Greeson Neva Wilson Hildred DcNeen Alice Boone Afton Pollard
Vernice Ewing Melvin Cartwright Alice Dodds Donald Russel Mary Wray
Helen Young Caroll Davidson Cleo Harris Clara Welch Forrest Smith
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Uma Ross Paul Creemens Lettie Vvhgonhlast Mzidonna Canon Helen Gomel
Dorothy Lee White Roscoe Dilley Florence Walker john Hathaway Nora Kelley
Dorr Ewing Katherine Hallack Glola Eckles Zelma Campbell Ma1'y Rock
Verle Fleetwood Dorothy Dow Willie Alkire Mildred Qiner Nellie Farnan
Robert Jackson Katherine Gray Vxfilletta Todd Pauline Marichester Maririce Glmstead
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Pauline Gleeley Dorris Schuler Anna Painter Mary Nelson Howard Dennis
Jewell Reynolds Merle Shreves Delman Roelofson Mildred New Alta Argo
Clydia Hackett Earl Wyman Gladys Smith William Gaugh Anna Steph
Neva Adams Hallie Foley joe Phipps Viola Gladman Ruth House
Lula E. ,Tones Ned McClain Fern Murry Edward Tindall Katherine Kibbe
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Mrs. Carl Miles Frank Crane Verla McGinness Ralph Huff Ada Beckman Q45
Mrs. Vera George Opal Ingram Vesta Kivett Mary Francis Walden Forest Fields
Martha Hass Laura MH1'gQfCC Raines Vernon Barrett Marie Chandler Reba Pace
C a" Mary Kautz Mary Qakerson Mayrne Grems Wenci' Moentmann Georgia Poynter in
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i- Mrs. Olive Cowan Merea Williams Stewart Tullock Genevieve Todd Nellie Hall
Kenneth Caldwell Evadine Batt Julia Caldwell Mary Helen Pollard John Knepper
Lorraine Maxey Lois Smith George Cordell Inez Dehois Dollie Logan
xx M. R. Gannon Vernice Howard Buelah Holt Hazel Campbell Doris Page
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Neri Robertson Irene Goff Cpal Guillcey Gpal Hantz Thelma Penisten
Gladys Hornbuckle Riley Davidson Elizabeth Moore Rebecca Briggs Harold Miller
Dean Johnson Helen Draggo Loren Carter Grace Wliite Louise Lankford
Ruth Qwens R, Clair Slonecker Hazel Wright Horace jones Nellie Murpliy
Jarvis Bush Lloyd Hollar Homer Ogden Iva Mounts Thelma Hodgins
Leland Coler Irene Goff Jessie Michaelson Mrs. Orren Masters Albert Hector
Pauline Mumma Nelson Keever Raymon Houston Leland Davis La Von Gabbert
To 181, lFl1I"CBSlllll1'1Il1a'5lIUL
To the Freshman who for the first time looks with awe upon the administration buildingg
who dislocates the universal joint1 in his neck looking at the twin bears and wonders who
MDCCCVII isg to the Freshie who begins his campus days with the greatest respect for the
date rules, class meetings, Dr. Keller and the faculty in generalg who wonders what Miss Franken
means by such expressions as "cutting class" and "Hunks" and "moguls": to the Freshie who
never falls in love, always takes off his high school letter, and who never talks in the libraryg
to you, fellow student of the green skull cap, we extend our heartfelt commiseration,
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Special students are those students over twentyfone years of age taking college
work who are not classified under any class lieeause they have either not finished
their high school work, have finished it hut without a diploma, or those who have
attended some other school and have not transferred their credits to this college.
These persons have proved themselves good scholars. They are interested in
the progress of this school, its organizations and the opportunities which it offers.
Although they have attended other schools vue hope that their pleasant times
and their good training received here vvill make them reniemher our S. T. C. as
their only Alma Matter.
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Martha Norris Eleanor Agnes Sawyers Mary Pistole Elsa Holsenbeck Ella Lee Decker
Mary Ruth Decker Charley Carr Lois Hobson Mary Alexander Leora Willlioyte
Charles Hereford Lois May Dakan Russel Ruhl Colcla Danner Ruth York
Milan Shell Pauline Hall Mabel Erickson Marjorie Shell Robert Ruhl
Marion Clark Cra Mae Clevcnger Eugene Clark Gladys Haskell Dale McCinnes
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MOTTC: uVolens et Potensn
The Training Department of the college on a secondary level is established for
a twoffold purpose: The one is that it may serve as a laboratory for students who
are getting professional training in teaching. The second purpose is to give such
students of high school rank, wholchoose to come to the college for their high
school training, a school equal to or superior to any in the state. We base our
claims on the facts that students who are doing practice teaching have about comf
pleted their college course. They usually do practice teaching in their major sub'
ject which makes them specialists in their work. Such teaching as is done by teach'
ers in training is done under the direct supervision of the subjectfmatter specialists
and of the supervisor of high school practice.
The students in this department have access to the college library, laboratories
and gymnasium. They may belong to college chorus and to the second orchestra of
the college. Two new courses have been added to the curriculum this year, namely:
Citizenship and Dramatics. Each Friday from 2:2Of3:2O is given over to H. S.
Activity. This hour is devoted to subjects of cultural value. There are nine seniors
who receive diplomas in the spring and several who complete their work at the
end of the summer. ,
Mrs. L. C. Holcomb
Ona Mae Clevenger
Ella Marjorie Shell
Nlilan Shell 4
Lois May Dakar
Lora Belle Pittsenbarger
Ruby N orris
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Sentiment in favor of student participation in selffgovernment has steadily grown
until the system of student government at S. T. C. is a wellffounded organization
whose chief aim is to exert influence and effort to secure the greatest possible def
Cree of student welfare. The regime of the Council has existed not quite three years,
liut it has more than justified its existence.
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The Y, M. C. A. challenges every college man to live a clean life. Christian living appeals
to intelligence and courage. Wliy not become a member of the "Y"? "
The organization has increased in membership and spiritual growth. The weekly programs
consist of music, talks. and religious training. The new features of the MY" are: Cabinet meet- ,.
ings, Bible study and Gospel Team Vv'ork.
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The opening day of the fall semester, the Y. W. "Big Sisters" were hustling about the halls
of S T C hunting their "Little Sisters." The first meeting found all the 'llsittle Sisters" at
Y. W. with the result of about eighty active girls as members. The two main social events of
the' year have been the "TallyfHoi' party and the Halloween party. A new feature in the
programs during the year has been frequent open discussions on vital student problems, which
have brought about better understanding and closer fellowship among the girls. The most
important achievement of the Y. Wh during the year was the organization of the "Girl Reserves'
at the Maryville High School. The faculty advisers who have helped to make the Y. W. a
success are Miss DeLuce. Miss Painter. Miss Manley and Miss Hastings.
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Joseph Graves Nellie Farnan Reta Kinsella Nora Ryan Veronica Berg
Mrs. Alice Lawler Margaret Franken Katherine Franken Carlos Yehle Nelle Halasey
Maye Sturm Grace White Dorothy Rowley Nora Kelley Leo Halasey
Representative of Student Council-May Sturm
Colors: Olive and Gold.
Song: "Lead, Kindly Light."
Motto: "Astra, castra, numen lumen."
fThe stars my camp, the Deity my lightj
a The Newman Club, an international organization of Catholic students. was founded at
Oxford by Cardinal Newman. The aim of the Club is best expressed in these words of Cardinal
Newman: "lt is is not then that Catholics are afraid of human knowledge, but they are proud
of divine knowledge, and they think the omission of any knowledge. whatever. either human
or divine, to be, so far as it goes, not knowledge but ignorance."
This Club was organized in the summer of 1921 and although it has not grown much in
numbers it has grown in strength. By its cofoperative efforts. it has done some very constructive
work for the benefit of the college. This year its activity has been to purchase a house that is '
to used jointly as a club house and a home for college girls. The progress of this project has
far exceeded their expectations
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The Newman Club opened a new house for its members on West Third Street
at the beginning of the school year. The house is quite large, has all modern equipf
ment and is suitable for such a home. The large living room, with its adjoining
music room and open dining room, affords an excellent place for club meetings, socials
and parties. A charming little breakfast room off the dining room makes a disf
tinctive retreat to use for lunch room, study or conference room.
Eighteen girls can be placed comfortably in the simple, attractive furnished
rooms on second and third floors. The old fashioned room is quite unique in such
a modern setting, and the large room on this third floor, with its ivoryftinted walls
and ivory furniture makes an ideal place for chafingfdish parties and slumber
Two large rooms in the basement are fully equipped for housekeeping. The
students in the house may avail themselves of this or board outside as they choose.
This makes it possible for girls coming here to have very attractive living rooms and
to have quarters for preparing meals at a very nominal cost.
The ultimate plan is that, when the house is paid for, poor but worthy and ca'
pable girls be permitted to live in the house until they get the required work def
manded by the State. ln the event that they are unable to pay expenses while in
school, that they give their personal note for money advanced and then when they
get to earning money, return money borrowed to the Club trustees and thus make it
possible for another girl to be benefitted by the house.
Miss Margaret Franken and Miss Katherin Franken, faculty sponsors of the
Club, are house supervisors.
A board of advisers has been chosen by the Club to act with them in managef
ment of Club affairs. The Club is fortunate in getting lvlrs. F. M. Ryan, Miss
Kate Yehle, Mr. N. Sturm and fMr. T. A. Cummings to act in this capacity.
Through the splendid cofoperation of the College, of many Maryville people, of
former College students and friends, this worthy project has been possible.
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Hazel Campbell Mrs. Loomis Mr. Loomis Ethel Stevenson
Hope Manchester Vesta Vx7right Bessie Haskell Vera McCleod Pauline Rodman
Tressa House Lorena Palmer Lucille LaMar Mary Lou Harrington
Secretary and TreasurergBessie Haskell
Sponsors-lvlr. and Mrs. Burt Loomis
The Eastern Star Club was organized in November, 1921. by a group of girls who were
members of the Order of the Eastern Star, and who had a vision of the benefit such an organi-
zation would be to the school and its members.
The purpose of the organization is to foster a closer spirit of friendship among Eastern Stars
of the student body and faculty. It is interested in every movement its Alma Mater undertakes.
Every Eastern Star of the college is eligible for membership.
The membership roll of the Club has increased since '21 and many good times have been
enjoyed. Cn some occasions the Masonic Club joined in the activities of the Club.
The big social event of each year is the Eastern StarfMasonic Club banquet.
The members feel that the success of the Club is due largely to the guidance and ardent
efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Loomis. sponsors.
Lucille Airy Elizabeth Briggs C. W. Rogers Gordon Roach Hazel Barton
Alma Appleby Elsie Brown Minnie Rogers Hazel A. Hiatt Louise Freeman
Cleo Holt Grace Dietz Cloys Appleby lessamine Vv'illiams Ethel Mae Gibson
Organized January, l924 Alpha Chapter at
Beta Chapter . Kirksville, Missouri
Colors: Delft Blue and Silver Flower: Sweet Pea
Aim: To create, encourage and extend interest and scholarship in Commerce.
President ......... .,.. ,...........,.................. ........ L u c ille L. Airy
VicefP1e5idenL ........ .........,............... ....... D . Gordon Roach
Secreta-ryfT7'e41.sure1 ...,.,..........,................. Mrs. Hazel Barton
Historian ......,.... .......................................... H azel A. Hiatt
I lwliss Minnie B. James Con leavej
Fflfulfb' SDOHSOH -f:---- Miss Elizabeth Briggs
l Mr. Ci XV, Rogers
Alma Appleby Elsie G. Brown Ethel May Gibson Mrs. Miniiie E. Rogers
Cloys Applgby Grace Dietz Cleo Holt lessamine Williai'i1s
Louise Freeman Paul C. Robey
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'Dolly Gilbert Mann Dorothy Dow Nelle Dearmont Mary Lou Harrington
Leta Maharg Lucille Sturm
Mary Tolin Lorena Gault Mary Ruth Curfman Mary Curnutt Lena Johnson Gleta McCoy
Tressa House Mildred Garten Genevieve Todd Gladys Hahn Marie Logan Dorothy Rowley
Julia Hankins Olga Lee Rodman Aileen Vanzant Mayme Grems Mary Busby Mrs. Ida Shrader
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Kappa Cmicron Phi was organized at the State Teachers College, Maryville, Mo.,
November 24, 1922. The aim of the organization is to further the best interests of
home economics by placing chapters in colleges, for the purpose of developing women
with high ideals and ai deep appreciation of the home.
The first annual meeting of delegates from all chapters was held at Kansas City,
November 14, 1924.
The organization publishes a quarterly which is called the 'LDistaff."
Alpha Chapter--Maryville, Mo.-Installed November 24, 1922.
Beta Chapter--Warrensburg, Mo.-Installed May 11, 1923.
Gamma Chapter--Hays, Kansas'-Installed January 30, 1925.
any Alpha Cllliiapilseir'
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sf HETTIE M. ANTHONY IRENE TEAGARDEN
, fhellziye Members
l Nellie Halasey Mary Ruth Curfman Dorothy Rowley
l Cra Mae Condon Lena johnson Aileen VanZant
Nelle Dearmont Mrs. lda Schrader
I Fhssoeiaite Members
I Wilma Robbins Mary Tolin Cenevieve Todd
Pauline Eckert Lorena Cault Gladys Hahn
' Mrs. Frank Mann Mary Curnutt Marie Logan
1 Dorothy Dow Clcta McCoy julia Hankins
in Mary Lou Harrington Tressa House Olga Lee Rodman
.jg Leta Maharg Mildred Gartin Mayme Grems
I l Lucille Sturm MHYY BU5bY :H
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Doris Hook Myrle Lyle Leslie Holcomb Ethel Kaufman Sam Evans Olga Lee Rodman
Cole Yeisley Edna Barnes Eva Hindman Albert Hamilton Pearl Dilley Muriel Alexander
Thelma Brown Catherine Holt Paul Stone Avis Vfells Ganum Findley Gladys Hahn
S. C. Williams Murl Pilcher Mae Shunk Claude Schaeffer Maysel Laughlin Elsie Dilley
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To help each student to develop to the full his literary ability-this is the aim of
the Excelsior Literary Society. For this reason We have not limited our membership
to the higher ranking students. Any student ambitious enough to come to S. T. C.,
any student earnest enough to wish to join a literary society, may, if he wish, lbef
come a loyal Excelsior. I ,
Loyalty, indeed, is a great factor in Excelsior growth. We are truly proud of
the members, who, by earnest endeavor, have built up this youngest society. It was
due to such efforts that the Excelsiors were able to present a good assembly program
with only one week's preparation. And it really was good--don't you think so, you,
who were there? And it was such endeavor that enabled the Excelsiors to make such
a showing in the contests.
Yet it is not in the nature of the Excelsiors to be content with past achievements.
To you, who will be Excelsiors in the days to come, We leave the task of raising this
society to a yet higher standard. Remember, loyal Excelsiors of the future, that
"Excelsior" is both a name and a motto.
HTQ get the rnost from S. T. C.
We would to you this tell, sir,
That you should try first to ally
With the society Excelsior.
Its virtues arenlt all on top
But join, youlll know thern well, sir,
And find repaid all efforts made
In the interests of Excelsior.
For when we joined the youngest club,
Vxfe found that it befell, sir,
That initiative force, and pep, of course,
Were the heritage of an Excelsiorfl
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, Vesta Wright Robert Birbeck George Newman Hope Manchester Conrad Blackman
Loretta Jones Lucille LaMar Christine Coil Arthur Elmore Roberta Cook John DeMotte
Ermil Coler Violet Anderson Leland Medsker Lorena Gault Ned Colbert Hope Moore
Floyd Moore Margaret McMurray Floyd Harvey Ruby Coodvin Cleta McCoy John Iahne 1
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Crganized 1913 Colors: Yale, Blue and White
Fcill Spring Winter
President-Lucile LaMar Essie Wai'd
VicefPresiderit-Hope Moore Vesta Wriglut
Secretary-George Newman Helen Qualls
Student Council Grganization-Mabel Raines, M. Raines. C. E, Rising
The Eurekan Literary Society enjoys the distinction of being the most out'
standing organization of S. T. C. The enthusiasm, energy, and talent of this group
is known throughout the college and Northwest Missouri.
The close of the present quarter marks the end of the twelfth year of the or'
ganization of the society. During this year the Eurekans maintained the high
standard which had been set for them in the preceding years of her history. Every
meeting was carefully planned and consequently the programs proved excellent.
In the outstanding literary event of the year, the InterfSociety Contests, the
Eurekans did not carry off the victory, yet they were proud of all the representatives
who had a share in placing the society second on the list. The Eurekans, represented
by Richard Baker and George Newman. won first in the debate with the Excelsiors.
Laura Margaret Raines won first in declamation. During the past eleven years the
Eurekan Literary Society has won six firsts in declaination. seven firsts in debate, one
first in essay, two hrsts in music, two firsts in sight reading, four firsts in debate, one
two firsts in extemporaneous speaking,
Under the encouragement and cooperation of the faculty the literary societies are
increasing in popularity. There are few organizations that give S. T. C. the high
scholastic standing she has more than the literary societies. The Eurekans have had a
share in maintaining this high record.
The steady development and present standing of the 'Eurekan Literary Society
warrant the highest expectations for her future.
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C. E. Rising
Katherine Kolb Rising
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lired Nelson Mae Sturm Florine Pollard Sylvia Moore Guy Canady Doy Carr
Russell Hamilton Lorraine Maxey Myrle Hankins Louise Cooper Wavie McKee Julia Kankins
Paul McKenzie Grace Foster Wilson Craig Lawrence Conway Lois Lawson Zelma Neal
Tressa House Oma Ross Harry Nelson Elsie Brown Jason Kemp LaDonia Murphy
Mary Ruth Curfman Garland Miller Lola Moore David Nicholson Elizabeth Mills Sydney Abbott
Mrs. E, F. Daniels Melvin Rogers Helen Naill Zelma Foster John Hood Lorene Hartley
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Colors: Bluc and Cold Flower: Narcissus
"To be rather tlitm seem."
Fall Wiiiter Spring
President--Fred Nelson Jeannie Blacklock
ViCe'Presidcnt4Florine Pollard Euel Ramsey
SeCretaryWLorene Hartley Doy Carr
Treasurer-Wilsori Craig Guy Canaday Lorene Hartley
Iviary Helen Pollard
Mary Helen Pollard
Reporter-Zelma Coslee Doy Carr '
Pianist-Orpha Stewart Florine Pollard
Sergeantfatffirms-Mildred Daniels Russell Hamilton
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Helen I Baker
Mary L. Curl
Ernest Daniels E. C. Lindley
Mary Helen Pollard
Wilma Cook Raymond Houston
Blanche Anderson Anna Houston -
Jeannie Blacklock Irene Lowry
The Philomathean Literary Society, the oldest society in the college, with renewed
pep and spirit launched its literary activities this year. Membership restriction in
regard to number being removed, the roll has been enlarged until there are now over
fifty members. The same high standards of talent, scholastic standing, and college
ideals have been maintained.
The Annual LLHO3DCCO111iUg5l held during the Meeting of the Northwest Missouri
Teachers' Association last Pall was an event to be long remembered by every true lover
of the Blue and Cold. Miss Dykes, a former Philo, gave an illustrated talk about her
trip abroad. AWliile the "eats, were being served each visiting Philo gave a toast to the
The' Philomatheans presented in their assemblylprogram this year a typical prof
Gram of literary and musical talent similar to that given every Thursday afterooon in
the Philo room.
In the interfsociety contests the Philoinathean Society came out victor in a very
close and hotly contested struggle. The interfsociety banquet which followed the
contests this year is significant in that it portrays the growth of fellowship and cooperaf
tion among the literary clubs of fl1C CUHCQC-
To the future student the Philomathean Literary Society offers an unequaled
opportunity for development of literary and musical talent, and the privilege of assof
ciating with a group of students imbued with the true Philo Spirit of pep, honor, ideals,
loyalty and optimism, Visit the Philos. Their latch string is always out.
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Ethel Kaufman Guy Canaday Mics, C. E. Rising Mary Riggs Ermil Coler Iessamine Flanagan
George, Prime Blanche Erickson Hazel A. Hiatt Floyd Harvey Bertha Hedrick Raymond Henning
Elsie Brown David Nicholson Ethel Lyle Zelma Goslee Temple Allen lvlary Tolin
John A. DeMotte Ada Beckman Merle Selecman Vesta Wriglit Garland Miller Helen Naill
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"Head, Harid and Heart Equipped With the Facts of the Social Scierices, We Strive
Towards Liberty arid Progress Tlirotigli Social Servicef'
Because of a great urge in the social world whiehumade our existence inevitable,
we came to be. Because w'e are aware of a social environment, wherein social forces
operate according to law, because we sec justice to individual and to group, and
progress for the race, attainable only through the operaiton of scientifically socializf
ing agencies, we remain. Because we would visualize and practicalize social prof
grams in the light of facts as revealed in Sociology, Economics, History, Human
Geography, and other Social Sciences, we expect to continue to be.
The Club is democratic to the extent that any student interested in the ref
search activities of the club may attend club programs. It is exclusive to the extent
that only such students who rank high in scholarship and develop a serious interest
in the Social Sciences, may be eligible for membership. The popularity of the Social
Science Club is evidenced by its many members. Its efficiency is shown in the fact
that although the members of the club carried excess hours, the club ranked first
among all of the organizations on the campus for scholarship based on honor point
To equip ourselves through training whereby we may become possessed with
such facts concerning the Social Sciences that we may move forward to take our
places as individuals in the New Democracy, with a keener insight into and a
deeper understanding of the workings in social progress--to the end that the world
citizens of tomorrow may catch the vision of liberty through evolution, and to the
end that there may be brought for civilization the maximum welfare and greatest
happiness, the Social Science Club carries on.
"Head, hand and heart equipped with the facts of the social sciences, we strive
towards liberty and progress through social servicef,
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Nelle Dearrnont Dorris Schuler Sharlyne Qualls Dorothy Dow Roberta Cook
Willetta Todd Mary Wray Ethel Bloomield Iulia Hankins Vera McLeod
1-55 Lucille LaMar Christine Goff Mildred Spencer Fern Murray Florine Pollard
Pauline Muma Ada Beckman Merle Alexander Meria Williams Upal Hantz
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15 Evelyn Raines Marie Chandler Beatrice Brown Genevieve Todd Bula Ma1'ie MeDo1iald
Katherine Kgplglr Nellie Hall Louise Cooper Doris Page Wzixfie McKee
gs: Myrle Slareves lvlildred New Esther Monk Nlyrtle Argo Pauline lvlanehester
xx Dollig Logan Lucy Allen Alice Boone Rosella Eroman Eleeta Bailey
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With Volume XI, Number 1, which came out Cctober 29, 1924, the Green
and White Courier made its debut as a fullfsized, seven column, four page weekly
newspaper. During the year, it has increased its circulation until now it reaches
some 3,500 homes every week. It is, and has been for five years, a member of the
Northwest Missouri Press Association and as such has on its exchange list every
newspaper in northwest Missouri. It has recently placed on its 'mailing list every
senior in every high school of the Northwest Missouri State Teachers College dis'
The paper is put out by the journalism classes of the College. The preparation
of the paper for publication each week serves as laboratory work for the students,
giving them actual practice in reporting, interviewing, editing, copyfreading, prooff
reading, headlinefwriting, and makefup. The class meets twice each week under
the instruction of Miss Mattie, M. Dykes.
Besides the advertising and the usual news of the college, the Green and White
Courier carries each week some special articles of interest to college men and women
or to the high school boys and girls who read it, notes of the various high schools
of the district, and notes of the work and activities of other colleges. It does not
carry jokes borrowed from exchanges, 'but gives its readers many a smile through
its columns conducted by the Stroller, a person who, like the wandering Jew, lives
on and on year after year, watching and commenting upon the humorous doings
of both faculty and students.
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KATHERINE GRAY DUANE WHITFORD
The religious organizations of the college entertained the students and faculty
at a Halloween masquerade party on Tuesday, Cctober 28. Masquerades are always
full of fun and this year's party seemed unusually successful in this respect.
More than three hundred students were present, most of whom were costumed.
Cn arrival they were conducted through an intricate maze in the west gymnasium.
Then everyone gathered in the library and tried to recognize fellow classmates and
friends. Temple Allen, acting as master of ceremonies, led the grand march to the
auditorium where the masqueraders paraded in review before the judges. Duane
Wliitford, disguised as a devil, and Katherine Gray as a butterfly were awarded
A clever comedy, "Punk,'l directed by lvliss IxlcClanahan, was presented. It
was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students. The party then adjourned to the east
gymnasium where refreshments of doughnuts, apples, and cider were served. The
Residence Hall Crchestra played for a dance in the library. Games were played in
the gymnasium for those who did not care to dance.
The Halloween party was undoubtedly one of the most successful parties of
the year. The student body owes the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A. and Newman
Club a vote of thanks for such an enjoyable evening.
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Walkout Day-the longflookedfforwardfto, heralded event of the year occurred
in Cctober. It was supposed to be a surprise to the faculty but as usual it wasn't.
Why should it be when students come to classes with hats and coats on and sit
on the edges of their seats wondering if that bell will ever ring? But in spite of
that, we still have hopes of some day fooling them. V
Did everyone have fun?' Yes, indeed. Cn Walkout Day even staid and sedate
faculty members dropped their dignity and forgot the worries and cares of school for
a day. I
The DeMott farm was the scene of this year's affair. The usual parade through
the business district was omitted, but most all of the students found their way to
the appointed place. Games and entertainment of various kinds made the morning
pass rapidly. At noon the Seniors were gladly hailed by a famished crowd of
students. We must add that the eats were exceptionally good.
The sentiments of most of the students as they reached home that afternoon
could be expressed in these words, "Ch, what's the use. I simply can't study on a
day like this, anyway. I don't think I shall on Walkout Dayff We needn't add
that the faculty was well aware of this the following day. But what is life without
a day off once in a while?
The Student Council initiated and successfully put over the first Homecoming
in the history of S. T. C. on Cctober IO.
A The Cape Girardeau Indians invaded the Bearcat camp with blood in their eyes
and determination in their hearts. But the "Fightin"' Bearcats with a stronger
determination in their hearts made the Indians sneak from their camp with lowered
heads, after a l6fO defeat.
A big mass meeting was held at the court house on the evening of Cctober 9
and, with its interesting talks and reunion of old grads, proved a huge success.
The Student Council entertained the student body and old grads at a dance
in the west gymnasium. The Council did its best to make Homecoming a big
success. Let's pull together for a bigger, better reunion next year.
A party was given by the Welfare Committee for the student body on Friday,
April 3. A carefully arranged program made the party most enjoyable. The decoraf
tions and program were both in keeping with Easter.
Cn arrival, the guests were taken to the library where wget acquainted" games,
such as 'LHare in the Garden," were played. The guests were then asked to group
themselves according to classes. They were given a puzzle which was fitted together
and on which were directions. An egg hunt then took place and the class which
succeeded in finding the most eggs was given points. Cther games followed and the
winners each time received points. In the end the class having the largest number
of points was awarded a prize. Q U
The latter part of the evening was spent in dancing. Everyone, who attended,
enoyed himself and we all cast our vote for another party sponsored by the Welf
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The annual colonial party given to the student body by the Sophomore and
Senior classes was held Friday, February 20.
The attractive program added much to the evening's entertainment. The followf
ing numbers were presented: '
The Minuet, "Don juan,"- by Mozart.
Clogs-"Yankee Doodle," "Riggedy Jig," by Miss Bass' dancing classes.
Colonial Songs-Lorraine Maxy.
Tableau reading, uCld Fashioned Girl," by Miss McClanahan and Miss Bass.
After the program the costumed members of the party passed in review before
three judges, Alyce Allen and Duane Whitford were awarded first prize.
At nine o'clock the guests who wished to dance went to the west gymnasium
where music was furnished by the Residence Hall orchestra. The rest of the guests
took part in charades or played bridge, checkers or dominoes. A
Cne of the most interesting and unique features of college activities has been
the movies, which have been shown in the auditorium at various times, throughout
the year. Some of the most recent and best ones of the day have been shown.
The following are some of the movies which have appeared:
'LDorothy Vernon of Haddon Hallfl
'LCne Exciting Night."
L'The Covered Vv'agon."
"The Thief of Bagdad.
"Merton of the lvloviesf'
"The Mine with the Iron Doorf'
"The Mark of Zorof'
'LThe Vx7anderer of the VJasteland."
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The eleventh Annual lnterfSociety Literary Contests were held the eleventh, twelfth and
thirteenth of February. The Philomathean Society won nrst place having four firsts to their
creditg the Eurekans won second with three: and the Excelsiors third with two firsts. There is
no doubt but that the contests this year were more successful than ever before. The attendance
to the events was especially large. Spirit and good fellowship were shown by all the societies.
In order to nourish and develop this newlyfborn cofoperation and friendliness, a good fellow'
ship banquet was held shortly after the close oflthe contests. Each society was well represented
at the banquet and an especially interesting program was given.
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Fred Street Leslie Holcomb Clarence Bush Ermil Coler Paul Stone
Doy Carr David Nicholson Melvin Rogers Dick Baker Burdette Yoe
A growing interest in all literary activities was manifested in the College this
year. In the regular assembly, February 18, a spirited preliminary in oratory was
held. Paul Stone, with his oration, 'gCur Debt to Cur Forefathersf' was selected as
our representative in the literary meet of the InterfCollegiate League of State
Teachers Colleges held at Springfield, March 20. Ermil Coler was chosen as extemf
poraneous speaker, the subject being some phase of the Constitution.
The subject for the collegiate debates this year is "Resolved that Congress
Should Be Empowered to Override by a Twofthirds Vote Decisions of the Supreme
Court Which Declare Acts of Congress Unconstitutionalf'
The following .debate schedule was arranged:
April 3-Doy Carr and David Nicholson, negative at Peru, Nebraska, with
Nebraska State Teachers College.
A Ma 8 lvlelvin Rogers and Clarence Bush, negative at Wiirreiisburg, with
Kirksvillie, the NortheastSState Teachers College.
May S-Burdette Yeo and Richard Baker, affirmative at Cape Girardeau, with
Springfield, the Southwest State Teachers College.
Fred Street and Leslie Holcomb were chosen as alternates.
May 8, at Ivlaryville, Warreiisbiirg, the Central State Teachers College will
irardeau, the Southeast State Teachers College.
All of these teams matched for debate on May 8 are members of the State
Debating League of Teachers Colleges.
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The Dramatic Club was organized in 1922. Since that time it has been one of
the post popular and active organizations in the school.
This year the Club has met every two weeks. The intervening time has allowed
each cast to be especially well prepared.
At one meeting, Lavetia Epperson read a paper, "Russian Drama and the
Moscow Art Theatrefl and Ivlabel Raines read one on L'The Italian Drama."
Mr. Miller favored the Club by reading "Moonshine"-Arthur Hopkins. Also
Miss McClanahan read "Embers"+IX4iddleton.
Following are the most important plays given and their casts:
Hetty-The Primitive Self ......... .......................
Harriett-The Cvertone .............
Maggie-The Primitive Self .........
Margaret--Her Cvertone .......
Laura Margaret Raines
Mlllllhe Finger of Godll
Strickland ............. -----------------------
A Girl .....................
Benson, his valet .........
A Young Man ........ -------
A Fiance .................---
A Young Husband ........
A Wife ...................-- -
Anna Vxfarden ....i.-.---- --------------------- -----------4---
Miss Elvira Warden ......
Kate .............. ..-----4---- - -
........Dollie Rea Logan
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Senior Class Play
The Senior Class presented "Romantics"-by Rostand, June 2, 1924. This
play, which was adapted from the French, was somewhat different from the usual
type of play given in Maryville. The play was written in verse.
The cast for the play was as follows:
Percinet-Florence McDonald. .
Bergamen, father of Percinet-Richard Runyan.
Pasquinot, father of Sylvette-Clelle LeHew.
Straforel, a Bravo--'Paul Chappell.
Blaise, a gardner-Hollis Hays.
Torch Bearers-Mary Irwin, Margaret Dietz, Claire Davis, Helen Tebow.
Musicians-Verle Pierce, Margaret Dietz.
Neighbors-Mary Best, Augusta Quell, Mary Bailey, Richard Kirby, John
England, Russell Hamilton.
Moors-Charles Wells, Cleo T. Richards.
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The play, "Come Cut of the Kitchen," was given by the Dramatic Club for the
benefit of the Tower Staff. The play was a huge success and showed the ability
of the Dramatics Department. The following is the cast:
Qlivia Daingerield .................................................................... ..i,,., M abel Raines
Elizabeth Daingerfield ....... .,.,,,,,,,, L ouige Peery
Paul Daingerfield ............... ,,,,,.,, G Ordgn Roach
Charley Daingerfield ......... ,,.,,,,,,,,,, R uggell Allen
Burton Crane .................. ......... R obert Nicholas
Randy Weeks .............. ............... P erry Eads
Mrs. Filllmel' -...-. ....... L avetta Epperson
Cora Falkner.. ,,,,,,,,,,, Allge Dodds
Mandy ------------------- .......... I ulia Caldwwell
Solon Tucker .-.---..-.. ......... C lair Slonecker
Thomas Leiferts ....... ,,,,,,,, V ern Guggwell
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l DIRECTOR --'---- '------'---- ....... C l Harles R. Gardner
PIANIST ------------------------------------ ------....-......................... T hOmas H. Annett
This musical organization has been in existence for some years and has proven to be one
of the greatest and most useful assets to the school. With the largest membership in the State
Teacher College Chorus History, the chorus has in the last year, under the able direction of
l Charles R Gardner proved unsurpassed in quality as well as quantity This or anization has
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i made more and better public appearances than ever before.
One of the outstanding events of the year was the presentation of the Yuletide' musical
Z the "Messiah" by Handel well rendered.
program, when several carols and hymns were sung. Especially were the three choruses from
. Then the Chorus devoted all efforts to the "Mcss'ah" which was resented a
, I A A H 1 . p s a part of
i the Music Festival program Music Week. This closed the season for the College Chorus,
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: By Wolf Fefrrar
. This unusual artistic musical ro ram and Grand O eri was resented at the colle e A 1
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torium October 20, 1924. The Opera was composed of three noted artists of the Chicago Grand
Opera Company, namely, Lucie Westen, Soprano, VVilliam Rogerson, Tenor, and Edward
The following program was rendered:
Q Where er You Walk, Handel ......,................. ,,,.,,., I
She Never Told Her Love, Haydn ....... ........ ' Mr. Rogerson
, Calling Me Home to You, Dore .......... ...... ...... ,,,,,,,. I
When Celia Sings, Moir .................................................. ,,,, P .1
Marietta's Lied, "The Song of the Lite," Korngold ...... ,,,, 5 ' M155 Westen
Duet-Plaisir d'Amour, Martin ................................................. ..,.,, W estenfRogerson
Duet-From "The Pearl Fishers." Bizet .........................,............. ........ R ogersonfCotrenil
Q Duet-"Thou Sweetest Maiden" fFrom LaBohemeJ, Puccini ........... ...... W estenfRogerson
l Duet-With Holy Water Anoint Me fFrom Thaisj, Massenet ....... ........ W estenfCotrenil
1 Trio-f'Angels Pure" CPrison Scene of Faustl .............................. ................ G ounod
i Count Gil, the Bridegroom ........ ..................................... ....... E d ward Cotrenil
Susanne, the Bride ................... ................................................... .............. L u cile Westen
l Sante, Their Mute Butler ................................................................. ........ W illiam Rogerson
Accompanist, lvlarion Carlisle
, Music resells
Music week is an annual event of great educational nature to every college student since
it presents some of the best music artists of the United States. It brings the students in contact
1 with the best class of music and is thus worthy our great expectations.
4 Each year the program is enlarged and improved. This year the festival included the
l following program:
May 1-1The Conservatory graduates assisted by the College Orchestra gave a recital.
May 3-The Conservatory Faculty and the Childrens Chorus gave a concert.
May 4-Marie Tiffany, soloist, appeared in an afternoon and evening concert. The Minne-
Q a olis S m hon Orchestra ave a concert
Tenor, and Davis Grosch, Bass. gave an excellent program.
In tion of Charles R Gardner
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' May 6-"The Messiah," by Handel. was presented by the College Chorus under the direc-
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Go llege Urchestra
The largest orchestra in the history of the State Teachers College was organized
last fall under the direction of Mr. William Larson. .
This orchestra composed of about forty pieces has played at various college
entertainments such as the college motion picture shows and college plays.
It is an important factor in bringing to the students the best music and in this
way has motivated the musical spirit of our school for which our College may well
The orchestra made its last public appearance May lst, when it appeared on
the Music Week Program in concert with the conservatory graduates.
Director ...... ........ W In. Larson
Pianist ..... ......... G ertrude Belt
FIRST VIOLINS VIOLA BASSOON
Imogene Boyle Cleola Dawson David Moore
Audrey Stiwalt CELL-O GBOE
Oma ROSS Carlos Yehle Verne Moore
Harold Holt Lucile Gaugh
Harold Brown Lawrence Wray CORNETS
Marth a Haas
C. C. Leeson
T. H. McClain
R. U. Canon
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-"Plantation Days," a pageant play, was given by the dancing classes and general gym
classes of the college. The play centered around the selling of a slave girl, Miss Mary Curnutt.
The Hrst scene was placed in front of a negro cabin on the plantation. The darkies were
seen working with cotton and grinding grain and daring a few clogs and songs when the overseer
had passed on to another group.
The mood for the second scene was set by the natural dancers with a dance to Idilio.
Lightness, with a touch of sorrow, prevailed. The Colonial dancers gathered for a social
occasion and danced several square dances.
The closing dance showed the sorrow of a darky lover groping for hope, and closed with
a prophesy of better times for the blacks.
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Maryville ...... ,4,.,,,
Maryville ...... ..,.
Maryville ...... ...,,..
Maryvllle ...... ....
Maryville ...... ....
Maryv1lle ...... ....
Maryville ...... .......
Total ........ ,.....
25, Tabor, Ia. ............. ,, O
16, Cape Girardeau ,.....,,. ,, O
3. Springfield ,,,,.,.,,,, ,, O
41, Highland ....,
9, Warrensburg ....
O, Beuna Vista ..... .
7, Tarklo ......... .,
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Hugh Graham, "Red," Acting Captain ....... ....... C uard fA1l Staff
Lon Wilson, "P1exie," Captain ................ .................. H alfback
Sam England, CaptainfElect ................... .................. T ackle
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The season opened October lst with a 25 to O win over Tabor College at Tabor,
Iowa. The game was not spectacular, but showed that the Bearcat team possessed
great power and that the new recruits on the squad were developing into likely
candidates for the team. The whole team ran smoothly for the first game of the
year and although the Taborites were a heavier team the Maryville line held the
Iowa team scoreless.
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Russell Hamilton, "Ham" ......... .,,,..,,, H alfback
Werner Moentman, "Momie'l .... .,.,...,.. T ackle
The Capo Game
Playing a game that was streaked by brilliant plays, and yet marred by numerf
ous fumbles, the Bearcats chalked up a win in the first conference game, which was
played against the Cape Girardeau Indians on the Maryville gridiron. The game
was Homecoming Day for the Bearcats and the old grads were presented a real treat
in the form of a 16 to O win. The Cape team fought desperately and threatened
the S. T. C. goal in the last half by a forward passing attack. The true mettle of
the Bearcat team was tested on one occasion when the Indians had a scant two yards
to carry the ball over for a touchdown but the Maryville defense rose to the oc'
casion and the massacre of the Indians for the 1924 season was completed.
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The Spirimgifiicelldl Game
For the first time in the history of the two schools the S. T. C. Bearcat football
team defeated the moleskin warriors of the sister college, Springfield, The accurate
kicking by the leather covered toe, of Bads, Maryville halffback, was responsible for the
lone tally of the game which gave the Bearcats a 3 to O victory. There! were few
sensational plays made on the gridiron that day, both teams battled in mid field for
all they were worth and not letting down until the final whistle blew. "Tired, hungry,
and happyl' was the message that carried the glad news back to S. T. C. from
Coach Lawrence. The day was Homecoming for the Springfield Bears.
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Webster Young, "Webb'l ...... ,,,A,.,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,, E nd
Kenneth Fouts, "Casey" ........ ,,,,.,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,, G uard
The iiiglilaml Game
A 41 to O romp with Highland College on ther Maryville field on Qctoher 24
was the next game on the College schedule. The Highland team was unused to
the hard plunging hackfield and strong line of Bearcats and after the game began,
they were helpless to check the parade from goal to goal.
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Vodre Willoughby, "Wienniey'.. .......... Ql1aft6rbaCkfAll Starl
Homer Ogden .......................... ....................................- E nd
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It was sad news that drifted into Maryville October 31 after the Kirksville
game, Maryville lost, O to 14. A recovered fumble and blocked punt spelled defeat
to the courageous Bearcat eleven, The Bearcat team were beaten but not outplayed
in the game. The Kirksville Bull Dogs gained but a third as much ground as did
the Bearcatsg but "Lady Luck" was with Kirksville on that day. The game was a
Home coming affair for Kirksville.
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Arthur Hartman, "Happy, .... ,,,,,, T ackle
Paul Stone ..............,.......,.... ,,,.,, G uard
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Undaunted by the defeat at the hands of the Kirksville team, Maryville staged
a comeback on November 7, and handed the Mules of Warrensburg a 9 to O wallop.
The game was far superior to any previous one played on the College gridiron during
the season and both teams were striving to outdo their opponents. In the end the
consistant line plunging and offftackle plays of the Bearcats proved superior to the
aerial attack of the Mules and a Well earned victory was possessed by the Bearcats.
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For sixty minutes the S. T. C. Bearcats and the Beavers of Buena Vista, Iowa,
battled, by every means known to football, to a scoreless tie. Although outweighed
to the man the Bearcats carried the fight, into their opponents territory but lacked
the necessary punch to push the ball over for a'score. Attempts at place kicks were
unsuccessful on account of the mud. The scoreless tie with the Iowa champions was
a fitting close to a most successful Northwest Missouri State Teachers College
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The Bearcats closed the football season with a 7 to O victory over the Tarkio
football team. The game was filled with exciting plays and the two ancient rivals
battled hard for the honors. Fumbles in the last half prevented additional scores for
the Maryville Bearcats.
The 1924 football season was one of which S. T. C. has every reason to be
proud. The team went through the season fighting like Bearcats, playing the game
clean and always smiling, and tied with Kirksville for the championship honors of
the Missouri InterfCollegiate Athletic Association. One of the outstanding features
of the season was the fact that the Bearcats were scored upon by but one team,
Kirksville, and in addition to this played the champions of the state of Iowa, Buena
Vista, to a scoreless tie.
H. Frank Lawrence, Bearcat coach, was ably assisted by Paul jones, line coach.
The two S. T. C. mentors not only developed a strong forward wall and backfleld
but turned out four men that made berths on the 'Lmythical eleven" which was com'
posed of players selected from the teams of the M. I. A. A. conference.
Sweaters with the white and service bars were presented to eighteen
members of the Bearcat squad and to Billy Lamkin, mascot. The following men won
letters: Hugh Graham,acting captain, and Webster Young, four year service men,
Sam England, and George Barklay, three year service men, John Ashcroft, David
Eads, Arthur Hartman, and Orin Masters, two year service men, Vodre Willoughby,
Jarvis Bush, We1'ner Moentman, Paul Stone, Denton Peoples, Homer Ogden, Russel
Hamilton, Kenneth Fouts, and Gordon Fowler, one year service men.
Gold footballs, emblematic of the championship of the conference, were pref
sented to the eighteen Bearcat warriors and to Lon XVilson, captain of the 1924
team, who was injured before the season started and did not participate in a sufficient
number of games to win the
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The M. I. A. A, season of 1925 will long be remembered as one in which each of the five
State Teachers' Colleges developed a strong court aggregation. The championship was won by
Warrensburg, a fine team which won seven out of the eight conference games.
The Bearcats Hnished their conference season with three games won and five lost. The
team should have been among the leaders and had it not been for injuries to Aldrich and Ioy,
no doubt would have ranked much higher. With the loss of Aldrich, the team did not function
smoothly at all times. Now and then they were unbeatable, but were somewhat inconsistent.
After getting off to a flying start by winning from Missouri Wesleyan at Cameron, the two
teams met again in Maryville. The Bearcat took another sweet victory from the Alma Mater of
their coach, but showed indications of a slump.
That slump arrived in the first conference game against Kirksville, the Bearcats appearing
at their worst, However, they decisively.. defeated the Bulldogs on the second night and the
following week left on 'an extremely long and hard road trip.
Four games were played, the first being conference contests with Cape Girardeau. After
traveling all night and all day, because of delayed trains. the Bearcats appeared on the court at
Cape at 9:30 P. M., two hours after the game there. In spite of slow trains, automobile rides
over bottom roads and a motor boat ride across the Mississippi, the Bearcats were fresh enough
to win in a close. hard game. Aldrich was injured again. Cape defeated us the second night
through their ability to court long shots from outside the defense. At Lebanon, Illinois, the
boys lost a hard game to McKendree, a fine team. Central was too fresh for us at Fayette, win'
ning by seven points.
Returning home the Bearcats assured a successful season by twice easily defeating Tarkio.
One game was played at each place.
After these sweet victories, the boys took sweeter revenge by journeying to Springheld
and walloping the Bears. The Bears were confident but were snowed under on the Hrst night,
the Bearcats playing their best game of the season. The second contest was lost to the Bears
by two points after a hvefminute playfoff. On the way back the boys defeated Parkville without
Then came the games with Warrensburg. We lost. and we lost to a better team. Both
games were close and undecided until the last minute. Aldrich was sadly missed here.
The Bearcats closed the season by defeating Park in a game in which all the boys recovered
H ll 1 rw! their shooting eye.
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y Maryville ....... ....................... H illyards ................ 44
'Ml' Maryville ....... ..... M issouri Wesleyan ...... .... 1 1
ll l, llll 1' Maryville ....... ..... K irksville .............. 30
l all ll Maryville ....... ..... K irksville .......,...... 19
1 ll Maryville ....... ..... M issouri Wesleyan 15'
. Maryville ....... ..... C ape Girardeau .... 19
Q5 Maryville ....... ..... C ape Girardeau .... 34
g "I Maryville ....... ..... M cKendree ......... 21
J gil 5311 Maryville ....... ..... C entral .......... 29
1 l Maryville ....... ..... T arkio .....,., 26
Ml? 1 4 Maryville ....... ..... T arkio ........... 19
f ip Maryville ....... ..... S pringheld 36
' X Maryville ....... ..... S pringheld ...... 33
Fi 1 Maryville ....... ..... W arrensburg ..... 33
l 1 Maryville ....... ..... W arrensburg ..... 38
1 f 1 Maryville ....... ..... P ark ................ 17
l li l 1 Maryville ....... ........ P ark ............. 23
l Total ......... ...................... T otal ........ 447
l i - Peoples ........... ..... l 99 points Pierpont ,.,, points
yl Q Bloomfield ....... .. 73 points Ellis ......... points
UE Aldrich ..... .. '53 points Crane ........ points
1.13 get Culp ..... .. 2 points Houston .... points
j 1 ix " Joy -.-... ..... 2 7 points Smith ....... points
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"Abie," built on the Woolxvorth type, never lost the tipfoff to an opponent. He was
a true captain-the mainstay to both defense and offense. Abie will be a tower of
strength for the '26 squad.
DENTCN PEOPLES, Forward Second Year
"Peeps" enjoyed an unusually good year. His defense was not all that could be
be desired, but his offense was fine to watch. "Peeps" scored 199 points during the
season, probably a record for the conference. We are looking for great things from him
during 1926. He bids fair to become the iinest forward in the conference, and is already
known and, consequently, watched.
ERNEST ELLIS, Guard Third Year
"Mickey" did not get back to school in time to get in shape with the rest of the
squad. However, he rounded into condition and, when Joy was injured, Htted into the
lineup smoothly. "Mickey" is a fine offensive man and although he did not hnd his eye
until the last game, he showed then that he can still hit the ring.
NCBLE ALDRICH, Captain-elect, Forward Second Year
This was a hard luck year for Noble. In a preliminary game before Christmas,
Long John Wulf and Starbuck, of the Hillyards, ocllided with Aldrich in the center of
the floor, resulting in a broken collar bone for Coach Lawrence's forward. He will make
a hne captain. He has the courage and the spirit.
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FRANK CRANE, Center and Forward First Year
Crane' is a fine basketball man. His only trouble is that he lacks confidence in him-
self. Coach Lawrence thinks highly of him and is counting on fitting him into the lineup
next year. At Springfield he saved the day by his play at guard. He is an all around
man and has much ability. .
FORREST SIMTH, Guard First Year
"Smithy" was undoubtedly the hnest back guard in the conference, although this
was his first year of college basketball. You watch this boy go. When he gets into
high speed he resembles the famous Endacott in action. Back guard position will
not worry Coach Lawrence as long as 'kSmithy" stays in school.
I. E. PIERPOINT, Forward Second Year
"Little Doc" was handicapped by lack of size but his playing at times was of the
highest calibre. His ability with the portfside arm was very baffling to other guards and
his famous onefhand push shot will long be remembered by those against whom he
demonstrated it. With a little more attention to the fundamentals and teamwork, "Little
Doc" would be hard to keep off the first five.
CORDCN JOY, Cuard First Year
Joy, a fine defensive and offensive man, was lost to the team during the last of the
season because of an injury to his leg. However, his ine work at the first of the season
won him his letter. We are glad that he will be with us again next year.
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MORRIS CHICK. Forward
Chick was the lightest man on the squad. He did not get into many games but
when in the fight was not to be trifled with. lHis eye for the basket was not with him
this season but his floor work and passing was just as good as the rest of the team. He
was will' ,h d ' ' A
mg ar working and loyal, and gave his best at all times-fa real thoroughbred.
He will he heard from next year.
OREN MASTERS, Guard i
"Crnie" was brought up from the Cubs and held in reserve on account of injuries
to members of the squad. He did not get into competition to any extent, but was always
ready and willing Had he be bl '
. en a e to practice regularly he might have been a valuable
man to the team, as he had much natural ability.
RUSSELL CULP, Guard Third Year
"Mediocre" was a man to to be relied upon. He had a dribble that was delightful
to the eye. His Hght and dependability made him a valuable man to the squad and his
efforts will be missed next year.
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Mark Davis Afton Pollard Theodore Baldwin Burl Beam "Pete" Jones fCoachj
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Vernon Barrett Riley Davidson Joe raeter
The Bearcat Cubs were a peppy, fighting hunch. They represent some extra
hall material for 1926. S. T. C. is proud of her Cubs and hope that
they grow into real Bearcats by next year.
Coach Jones has had the job of training them and deserves credit for their
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9 1 1 in which a new record was established by the Maryville Tracksters. The time was
1 1,1111 7 minutes 42.1 seconds. The men are George Smith, Eldon Steiger, Coach H. F.
1 Lawrence, Donald Davenport and john Smith.
1 1 ' The Bearcats took third place in the M. I. A. A. track meet held at Springfield
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1 composed of Proffitt, Davenport, Steiger and G. Smith. The meet was exceptionally
V1 ,1 fast and the Maryville men scored a total of 20 points. Almost all of the men
11,1 return in 1925 and the Bearcats can he expected to make a good account of them-
1 21 selves in this year's track team. George Smith is 1925 track captain.
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Prominent among the organizations on the campus is the Club, whose memf
bership is limited to the M men of the College who have been awardedl a varsity
letter in some branch of athletics. The purpose of the M Club is to foster a closer
relationship among our athletes and to lend its support to all athletic activities.
More than forty M men are now in school and are members of the club. Bif
monthly luncheons at Residence Hall adds much to the social life of the club. Nat'
urally the club has its initiations and new' members will vouch for the Hthoroughnessv
of the ritual. l ,
The new gymnasium will contain a permanent home for the Club and it
will be suitably decorated with athletic trophys and pictures.
A higher type of manhood on the campus, developed by physical education and
athletics, is the goal of this club. "To Serve Our Collegef' is the Mfman's slogan and
by cooperation of its members, this club believes it can bring about the realization of
higher athletic ideals on the campus.
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Back of an old roadway in eastern France some shallow earthworks were hastily
thrown up in front of the German advance on Paris. In the dark hours of the night,
came men to man those earthworks and to oppose the flower of the German army, the
crack troops of Prussia. They were new to the battlefields of France, these men, but
they were fresh and eager. The armies of France were worn and exhausted and into
the breach were hurled a comparative handful of American Marines. Paris, only a
short 'distance away, must be saved from German hands. The French hoped that
these fresh men might hold back the tide until suitable fortification might be erected
The dark hour before dawn on the'-battlefield of Chateau Thierry. Orders from
the rear to hold as long as possible and to then retreat to the next line of trenches.
The laugh of a college man as he read those orders. His words, "Hell, we don't know
how to retreat."
Night on the battlefield of Chateau Thirery with the Marines holding tightly a
wellfwon strip of ground, in advance of that roadway.
To accomplish that which seemingly lies in the realm of the impossible, one must
be filled with enthusiasm for the object in view. Cne must have the spirit. Those
few Marines knew it was up to them to stem the German tide and they did it through
the enthusiasm they had for their cause. Their spirit accomplished what their bodies
attempted. They were not satisfied to merely do the obvious thing.
In the short space of two years our institution has grown to be one of the leaders
in athletic circles of the state. No longer are we the "easy marks" of our adversaries.
Better men wear the More men are in school. The loyalty and support of
the student body is not to be compared with that of a few years ago. Gun' letter men
rank well up in the scholastic standing. Personal animosities are, for the most part,
laid aside for the good of the team. The team is the thing. We are willingi to make
our little personal sacrifices for the good of the team. The letter men are proiu-F1 to
wear the emblems. Why? Because we have the spirit.
When school spirit, such as was demonstrated in our basketball games with Warf
rensburg, exists, we have every reason to be proud. Win or lose, the spirit in which
the game is played, is the measure of our success.
No championship laurels have as yet graced our halls. We have fought fairly,
cleanly, wholefhearteclly and are proud of the records we have made. As long as
school spirit, such as we now have, continues to exist, thrive and increase among us,
we count not the games lost or won, but know that victory ultimately must be sure.
We face the future filled with enthusiasm for the object we have in view.
Yes, eager for we know success awaits us. NVe have the spirit.
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Miss Helen Manley ................., ..............................,.................... .......... C o ach
Lorene Bruckner, 'lB1ucky" ,......................................................,....... ....... F orward
Girls Baslkeit Ballll
A women's basketball team that can play twentyfeight games in four seasons without losing
a match is a real team. Such a team has S. T. C. had. The team has amassed 1,094 points to
their opponents 419 points in the 28 games played in the four years.
Mabel Raines, captain of the Kittycats this year, was given a sweater with four service
stripes and a star on the arm. Evelyn Raines received a sweater with three service stripes and
Willetta Todd, Doris Shuler, Merle Alexander and Mildred New won their first letters in bas-
ketball this season.
Dec. 19 .,,.,.,. ........ M aryville Missouri Wesleyan
Ian 25 ....... ........ M aryville Missouri Wesleyan
Ian 30 ....... ........ M aryville Palmer College .....
Feb 11 ....... ........ M aryville St. Joe Y. W. C. A
Feb 14 ....... ........ M aryville Palmer College .....
Feb. 21 ................. .................. M aryville St. Joe Y. W. C. A ........ ......
Feb 24 ...................................... Maryville Central College .....
Feb 16 S. T. C. Second Team Maryville Rockport ....................................
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Missouri Wesleyan Game arf: Gamerom
This game was more spirited and faster than the game at Maryville. Excellent team
work was shown by the centers on the Maryville team. Cameron played a much better game than
they did at Maryville, Dec. 19. The final score was 58 to 27 with the Kittycats still leading.
pallmeir' Collllege Game att .zmlllbairiry
The Palmer team played on almost equal terms with the Kittycats' team for the first
half and by their fast center, were able to keep the ball in Albany territory during the greater
part of the first half. The Maryville team played a better game in the third quarter-the hnal
score 57 to 28.
Jollllyys Game at Sit., Joseplh ,
This game piled another victory for the Kittycats with the score 58 to 28. The Mary'
ville centers were handicapped by the tall Jolly centers. This left hard playing for the
guards, New and Cook. Bruckner totaled 27 points and M. Raines scored 11 for the Kittyf
cats in this game.
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Evelyn Raines, "Ev" ............................................................................ Sub Forward and Sub Guard
Mnssoura Wesleyan Game at Maryville
The first test of the season was a game with Cameron, December 19th. The starting lineup
of the game, the combination of M. Raines and Bruckner at forward, Todd and Shuler at center,
and Cook and New at guards proved to be the best working combination for the Kittycats.
Team work, accurate shooting and fast playing were all displayed in this game. At the end of
the first half the score was 28 to 6, but the Wesleyans came back stronger and the Hnal score
was 44 to 26 in favor of the Kittycats.
Palmer College Game at Maryville
The Kittycats won the game with a score of 3745, after using all available substitutes.
No especial interest was shown except the efficiency of the Kitty-:at team.
Y, 0 Game at ,llfllaryyiille
The return game was a victory for Maryville, 51f22. All members of the squad were given
action during the game.
Central College Game at Fayette
Another onefsided victory was chalked by the Kittycats, the Hnal score being 43f1'7. Cook
and New worked well in the game and prevented the Central forwards from shooting at the
basket from close range.
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Fern Mrlrray, 'lFernU ,...... ...... S ub Running Center
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lfiiiitlfzyoulbs and Rockport at Maryville
The Kittycubs, the college girls' second team, demonstrated good basketball at the High
School gymnasium when they defeated Rockport High School, 3003.
Dow and Manchester at forward showed some good team work in the forward section.
Dow had a good eye for the basket and made 22 of the 30 points for the Kittycub team.
Logan and 'Murray started the game at center with L. M. Raines and Chandler at guard.
The guards played a good defensive game, and keeping the Rockport forwards from scoring
during the first quarter. Murray, at running center, was a fast player, covering the floor well
and getting the ball to the forwards.
When substitutions were sent in later by Miss Manley, the coach, the Rockport team put
up a harder ight and succeeded in running up their score.
The score at the end of the half stood 2Of7 in favor of the Kittycubsg at the end of the
third quarter, 2447, and the nnal score ended with the,Kittycubs in the lead, 3003.
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The classes in natural dancing feel that they have dipped into real art, if we may consider
what Cooley has to say of the Art Ideal. "The Art Ideal is one of joyous selffexpressionf' 'It
appeals to the imagination uby making our activities individual and creative." It is this joyous
selffexpression, the making of our activities individual and creative that has given the appeal to
the natural dancing work. Certain technique is necessary but the goal is to be free from formal
movements and set poises. We strive toward a freedom which lets one create. It is the original
work which the classes have done which has really meant the most to them-to feel freeg to be
free in movement as a little child is free is to attain real grace and beauty. In such a mood,
one listens with a new spirit to movements of music and a new world opens. One no longer
needs depend upon stereotyped dances but one has a basis for individual creative work.
Cooley says, "There is the closest possible relation in principle between the idea of Art and
that of democracy. Both exalt inner selffreliancef' Freedom in dramatizing in the school should
give flexibility to personality and stretch the ego in various directions.
Rhythm is seen in all childhood, in all life and nature. It is a satisfaction, the basis for
all art. Sense of motion is the essence of rhythm. "All that touches us moves us. Rhythm
is the voice of motion, the form in which it has entry to our minds." These are bits from Lee.
And since 'Rhythm is the voice of motion, the voice of the dance, the basis of all art, Lee goes
farther and says that Dancing is the parent of all art.
Whetliei' or not we can claim to have worked artistically, we feel that we have touched
the Art ideal a bit,, and have stepped above the constraints of ordinary dancing into the realm
of creative freedom.
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der what has made our teams more successful this year than usual. Our pep has
had a great influence in helping to win these games, but we would not have been able to have
had these concentrated efforts if it had not been for our yell leadersk-L'Snapper," L'String," and
"Doc" has been busy with basketball, so 'String' and "Snapper" have done the greater
part of the leading since the football season closed. Everyone thinks that L'String" will soon be
traveling, doing dancing stunts and asking for alms. as did the beggar of old with his dancing
bear. Nevertheless, his contortionistic actions certainly pour pep into our "rooters."
These three "stills" put out the best type of home brew. guaranteed to take effect within
tch to the bomb which has turned
Five minutes after administration. They have touched the ma
victory to N. W. M. S. T. C.
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The Tower Queen was selected by a ballot of those persons who bought a 1925
Tower. Those paying 5153.00 down were entitled to five votes. those paying 31.50
down two votes. and those paying 31.00 down one vote. Bach class or organization
was entitled to support a candidate. This year the Senior Class candidate, Miss Irene
Lowry, won by a large majority. .Much campaigning was carried on and such phrases
as 'flust a Real Cirlf' "The Cirl with the Pleasing Personality" and "She's True Blue"
were common. There was never before as much enthusiasm shown in a Tower
The College Sheik was chosen by a committee of girls from the student body.
Mr. Pierpoint was unanimously chosen. ,
Miss Mabel Raines was chosen as the most versatile person in S. T. C. by a
vote from the college faculty. Each member of the faculty was asked to turn in the
names of three persons who would best qualify according to the following qualificaf
1. Their grades.
2. Their attitude.
3. General knowledge.
5. Student Activities.
6. Their influence on their fellowfstudents.
The student receiving the highest number of votes was considered the most Ver'
Cur beauty, Miss Nellie Hall, was selected from a group of sixty by a promif
nent Saint Joseph artist. Any student of the college was eligible.
The coaches, Miss Manley and Mr. Lawrence, were asked to consider their
athletes and choose from them the most athletic boy and girl. Miss Lorene Bruckner
and Mr. Denton Peoples were selected. The students participate in all branches of
athletics. Miss Bruckner, better known as "Brucky," is captainfelect for next year's
basket ball team. She hikes, is a tennis champion, takes part in track and has to
her credit two sweaters, one state letter, three medals and 26M hours of physical
Denton Peoples takes part in football, basketball and Track. He is a Sophof
more in College and already has earned five sweaters, one medal and a lasting fame
in athletic work.
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Did you ever wonder how the basketball boys keep in trim from season to season? This is
a problem many of us have tried to solve. Of course, We expected that "Abie" and "Crnie"
were kept light and nimble by trying to dodge rolling pins. "Abie says rolling pins are good
weapons when they are going instead of coming. "Ornie" believes in not giving prominence to
so serious a matter, so he doesn't have anything to say. We believed that Crane joined his fowl Q
relatives in their flight south. Crane says there is nothing better for a man than a good flight,
but he adds that it is hard on a person whose wings have never even sprouted. fWe couldn't
figure out a .sensible means for the other boys to keep in shape but we finally were informed of
an insensible one. As soon as basketball closes the boys take up aesthetic dancing. Coach
Lvvrence is their directress, "Peeps" is first high kicker, "Strings" second high kicker, and
"Doc" is the vamp.j
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Here it is! A brand new crossfword puzzle introducing the inmates of Hopper Hall. The
dark. sinister, but good looking young man in the upper left corner is NVeb Young, a Trenton
product of book store and football fame. Under the symbols of his chosen profession We find
Doctor Paul McKenzie of Shenandoah, lowa. L'Doc" is a prefmedic student here, inhabiting
the physical science department. Dave Nicholson, who occupies the upper right hand section,
is a member of that famous debatfng class of Nshieksf' 1HoWever. we are inclined to think him
the exception rather than the rulej His home is at Hopkins. The familiar face at the right
belongs to 11Mac" McNulty, a member of the bookfslinging staff and who is taking Work pre'
paratory for chemical engineering. "Mac" hails from Tarkio. Below at the left is Albert
Hamilton, Gallatin. whose habitat is confined almost entirely to the fourth floor. "Chaucer" is
the young artist who drew the visual representation of Love. The other member of the group,
jason Kemp. is also from Gallatin. Kemp is famed in S. T. C. as an architect with inventive
ability, having invented the BaldfTop Dome.
All of these young men are bachelors, having successfully evaded the charms of the Magic
Chair at Perrin Hall and the vamps of S. T. C.
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10-Assembly. TU WE EW
11-Book line-"Yes, We have no books."
12-Defense Day-Everybody in parade.
15-It rains and the day is dark and dreary.
16-Misses Terbune and Martin remove bats.
17-Nomination of Student Council representative'atflarge.
9-Final ballot for Councilfatflarge.
"Have you voted yet?" Robeyfl-XbbottfProgressive ticket.
22-Sunshine, bright, etc.-It ain't a gonna rain no more.
THE 't'0,QR10fR" MALE aww rn
23-AMiss Terhune puts ber bat back on.
24-Very unusualfDiclc Baker was talking.
25-Eurekan's Constitutional Program.
26-Walkout symptoms spreading fast'-fear an epidemic.
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29-Green and White Courier out-bigger and better than ever.
1-Assembly-'LDoc" Pierpoint chosen cheer leader.
President Lamkin reads a list of rules-not for us.
2-Special Assembly. J. Hall Lewis spoke.
3-Bearcats to Tabor-25fO our favor.
6-Jason Kemp entertains himself and his neighbors by training a fly.
8-Getting ready for Teachers.
9-Teachers here. N. W. Teachers' Association.
10-No lessonshlfvcarcats won from Cape Girardeau l6fO.
13-"America" shown to students.
14-No lessons today--we saw America last night.
15-Assembly. W. C. T. U. program. President Lamkin reads us more rules.
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17-Bearcats take the kick out of Springfield, 3fO.
20-"Secrets of Susanne," by Chicago Grand Cpera Trio.
21-Whois to be Tower Queen?
22-Chronicles of America at Assembly.
23-Pep meeting-everybody out.
24-Bearcats defeat Highland, 44f0.
27-Seniors present everyone with allfday suckers.
28-Halloween party. Devil and Butterfly win the prizes.
29-Philos at Assembly. Irene Lowry elected Tower Queen.
30-Sophomores have annual picnic.
51-Our hrst defeat--Kirkville, 143 Bearcats, O.
3-Senior picnic. Lorene Hartley tasted her first toasted doughnut.
4-Jack Buster met his eight o'clock class.
6-Pep meeting-everyone ready for the mules.
7-We win another gameEBearcats, 93 Mules, O.
10-Freshmen girls, basketball team win from the other class teams.
11-The boys serenade us the third period.
12-Armistice program at Assembly. Dr. Kellar gives address.
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17-U S. T. C. has twentyfone students from other states. S. T. C. is a grand old school.
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18-New winter program is out. No one can find the course he wants at the hour he
19-Harry Nelson discovers a new kind of an animal in Biology Class.
21-Bearcats take revenge on ancient rivals and beat Tarkio, 7fO.
24-Now I lay me down to rest,
Looking toward tomorrowls test.
If I shoud die before I wake,
I would have no test to take.
25+Close of Fall Quarter. Exams all over. Hurrah for vacation!
2-Opening of Winter Quarter.
3'-Many new students enter the Hall of Learning. Much handshaking and stand-
- ing in line-as usual.
4-4We go to classes for first time.
8-Bearcats lose to Hillvards. Noble has collar bone broken.
9-Final campaign for Tower sale.
11-'LThe Covered Wagon" shown in auditorium.
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if 15 -College Chorus gave Christmas Concert last night.
I 16-"The Rescuen-Dramatics Club. '
5:5 17-Kittycats win first game of season from Cameron.
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18--Bearcats given dinner by MontgomeryfCummins Clothing Company. Christmas
19-January 6-Christmas Vacation. Hurrah! We get to leave again.
6-Everyone back. Lots of Christmas weddings.
7-"Ikey" Eads was found in the library not talking to the girls.
8-Dr. Clough from M. U. joins the faculty as physical director.
9-Cubs battle Spoofhounds-Cubs Won, 1844.
Bearcats defeat Missouri Wesleyan team, 3941.
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12-Students to have physical examination.
14-Assembly program by students of Conservatory of Music.
15-"Come Cut of the Kitchen" given for benefit of Tower.
16-Cubs defeat 'lAll Star" team.
19-Cameron comes for revenge-we win.
21-Excelsior program at Assembly. Bearcats go to Park College.
23-Kittycats defeat Missouri Wesleyans.
26--Seniors give kid party-rompers, overalls, aprons, suckers, striped candy, in'
27-Cubs win from Palmer, 3028.
28-Assembly-another picture, "Eve of the Revolution."
39-Kittycats to Palmer-of course we Won.
1-Ranger hats appear.
4-Y. M.. C. A. program at assembly.
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5---Bearcats leave on fivefday trip.
6-Student Council sponsors dance in West gym. Bearcats win one game from Cape.
9-Kittycats beat Jolly Club, 3828.
IO-Bearcats again defeat old rivals-Tarkio .
11-Patriotic Assembly. Mr. Miller read "The Perfect Tribute."
12f13N-Interfsociety contests-Philos win.
I7-Kappa Cmicron Phi have Valentine Party.
17-Another victory for Kittycats from Palmer,' 37f1'5.
19-"Janice Meredith', shown for benefit of Tower.
20-Bearcats win one game from Bears.
20-Colonial Party in Library. Duane Whitford and Alyce Allen given prize for best
21--Jolly Club here-another victory for Kittycats.
23-Bearcats play Park-another victory.
24-Kittycats win from Central Fayette.
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10-Cpening of spring quarter-some old ones gone, some new ones come.
11-Interfsociety Coodfellowship banquet.
1344-Northwest Missouri High School Basketball Tournament.
17-Rain and St. Pat's Circus.
19-Mrs. Perrin secures rooms for the high school girls.
21-Baby Peggy in 'LCaptain Januaryfl
3 . 23-Pete Jones tears pants. I
I 26-eAnother Political Campaign.
ag: 27-"Peter Pan." Senior Line Party.
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28-"Yes, We believe in fairies."
29-"Tower about finished?"
2-Reconstruction of front walk.
College Debating Team at Peru.
4-"The Mine with the Iron Door."
C-Kittycat dinner at Residence Hall.
S-Easter Holiday begins+Hooray!
14-School again. T5 .I lNl1B'5flGRTE'-P
15 -Spring fever attacks school.
1748-Tower Staff. "Yolando".
18-'Tower back yet?"
2325-Spring Contests-track, music, etc.
27-Every class swamped. Short course begins.
3-Wild flowers in bloom,-llowerfhunting parties.
8a0ur debate teams go to Cape Girardeau and Warrensburg. Kirksville and
Springfield debate here.
9-"ls the Tower done?"
22-May Fete. Miss Bass has Worked hard.
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27-Turn all library books in.
28ASpring Quarter ends.
29-Qur 355.00 book fund is all eaten up by fines.
30-We should worry-school is out.
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KGCCCCDIUI E lflllllllttlfl Gossip UGTHDY
"Boom! Boom!" boomed the cannon starting the Second Annual Gossip Derby. "Ding
dong." dinged the bell rang by the Derby official, the Hon. Essie Ward, calling the contestants
back to the line for an even start. Ethel Mae was laughing when the signal had been given
so her competitors had a slight advantage.
The entrants in this year's Derby. Ethel Mae Gibson, Euel Ramsey and Mary Curl, are
beyond question the three best gossip peddlers on the campus. They are all well known to
the student body, have had years of experience. and have the advantage over the newspaper
and radio in that all gossip handled by them is absolutely fresh, never stale because of cold
The contest was held in the lbrary, the course on which each contestant has won much
fame. The crowd was unusually large, the grandstand and bleachers being filled to over'
The judges, Guy Canaday, Lou Mutz, and Robert Birbeck. had a great deal of trouble
because there were so many persons clamoring for entrance who were not eligible. Orpha
Stewart was ruled out because of her victory last year. To assuage her disappointment she
was given the position of announcer, formerly held by Eulah Mae Pearce. Mildred Kiser Daniels,
another entrant of last year, was disqualified because she is now married and has conse'
quently a greater opportunity to practice the art.
The contestants, having returned to the starting line, were given soda crackers to check
the flow of gossip until all were ready for the signal.
The instant the cannon boomed Ethel Mae took the lead with a story about what hapf
pened at a radio party in the new house but Mary passed her up with a tale about Mr.
W-allin's new suit and the demand for a reclining chair in the long history room.
Much ability was displayed by the third entrant, Euel Ramsey, cutting down the lead
considerable with a bit of gossip about what was in Mr. Phillip's locker in the Education office
and how Jessamine William's notes had saved the backfseat students of' Economics in last
The mystery of Stewart's new green ring gave the lead again to Ethel Mae, but almost
at the same instant Euel leaped a whole lap ahead, telling why a certain member of the
science department never takes a leave of absence. lt seems that every time he makes up his
mind to go he strikes up a new "affair" with some fair feminine instructor and a change of
plans is necessitated fdeafening applause from crowdj. Mary came into her own again here
with a tale about Residence Hall drive being plowed up by a certain car one damp Sunday
evening in February and how lohn Allen and his new "case" happened to be locked up in
the library Cmore applause and wild demonstrating on the part of certain students in crowdg
Derby official maintained order, howeverj.
Into the home stretch came the entrants, running neck to neck. Mary began talking with
her eyes at this point and Ethel gestulated violently. The third contestant remained outwardly
calm, disclosing some choice secrets about Lorene Hartley's "hope chest." Ethel Mae voiced the
complaint of many of the cofeds when she exclaimed that she just couldn't study in the library
since Shiek Sam Evans of the library force had begun parting his hair in the middle. Euel here
made the contribution which won him the decision. He was passing along the first floor corridor
one day when he witnessed a very unusual sight for college: a member of the faculty adminisf
tering corporal punishment! He distinctly saw Dean Colbert spanking Blanche Erickson before
the whole Calculus class.
Of course, his opponents were very indignant over the decision but Euel is satished. It is
obvious that he won the contest by winning the favor of the feminine judge.
As a direct result of the Derby Mr. Wells threatened to stop all social conversation in the
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Mr. Glen to former student about big rabbit huntj: "Oh, you should have been with mc,
two and onefhalf of we men killed seventy rabbits!"
Ferd Masters fin revengej: "And who were the other two men?"
RECAPITULATION fAccording to Lawrence Conway's own written statementsj.
ORPHA LOVES ME.
She is a prizefwinning conversationalist.
She is a male sympathizer and trainer.
She is a highly intellectual Senior.
She coaches Paul Robey and McNulty in Spanish.
She reads Shakespeare's "Lost Needle" intelligently.
She plays the Perrin Hall victrola in a classical way.
I HATE ORPHA.
I LOVE TREVA.
She dresses to extreme.
She devotes little time to History of Education.
She craves the Electric and Home Talent Plays. "Bob Nicholas is her ideal actor and
Gordon Noach is her "Shiek."
TREVA HATES ME. '
I AM GOING TO MARRY LENA.
She is specializing in HOME ECONOMICS.
George Newman has a good job contracted for in the next war. He will sit in Washington
and deliver encouraging speeches to the fighting men over the radio.
Once upon a time there was a little bright eyed girl who a little curl right in the middle
of her forehead and when she was good she was very good but when she was bad she visited
her lady friend over night and went to late show with the Student Council President.
Found: COn Mr. Merle Selecman's Desk?
A clipping Bling cabinet
No newspaperman would regretg
It gives an office just that touch
That makes a little seem like muchg
Each drawer is long and plenty wide- .
But the great point you've not heard yet????
It makes a wondrous cellerfette.
Demotte: "What are you gettin' out of Frog Hides now days. Mack?"
McNulty fBeginning student in Frog Skinnin' Biology Classj: "Same thing as you did
when you took this course, Frogs."
LON WILSON'S SENTIMENTS
I've never dragged an E down
From its Lonely Snare-
I'll say the same for S'c.
And never hope to be there.
But I'm not so dense,
Cause I've acquired Common Sense
In the "Fraqus."
"Tubhv" Cook: "I see they are installing lamp posts from Residence Hall to 4th Street."
Bob Nicholas: "Yes, I think they have a notion of connecting it up with the outside world
According to Dr. Keller's Theory: "To blame a young man for being in love is like
chiding one for being ill."
This has Paul Rever's ride beaten a mile: Ravmon Brown took a flying trp to Union Star
fnot Marsj. not stuck twice. spent five dollars for gasoline. ten dollars for new tire. two dollars
for hiring a team to Dull him out of the mud. and decided he didn't have enough cash left to
"Say it with Flowers" and came back to Bachelor's Hall without a sight of the individual he
went to visit.
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C "I've sent back your letters, your gifts, and your ring. Is there anything else I
Garland: 'iYou might return my love."
I IV1lr.hCauffield: "just to give you an idea of how big the world is, I was in the southern
Egfr Q t e state a couplelof years ago and met a young gentleman: several months later I met
1m in Michigan, and while I was traveling in the west this summer I met him again. What
do you think of that?"
Paul Robey: 'You really should have paid him the first time you met him, Mr. Cauffieldf'
POSITION WANTED-Can qualify for any of the following positions:
Traveling Salesman-Worked on the road for three years. fHard road south of Maryvillej
Military Trainer-Six years' experience in West Point.
Photo Play Writer-One play accepted but never produced.
Minister of the Gospel-Practical experience in the Arkoe pulpit.
Competent Typist-Can qualify on everything but speed tests.
' Anyone interested in an individual capable of filling any one of the above positions notify
Mildred Wallace as she has my destiny in her hands.-H. W. Lemaster.
Miss Smith: "Young lady, do you realize this getting married is a very serious problem."
Mrs. Ornie Masters: Yes, but not getting married is a lot more serious."
St. Peter: "Do you seek ENTRANCE HERE?"
S. T. C. Student Council Member: "Quite the reverse, sir: we need your help down at
our regular Thursday night meeting."
Opal: "Jason Kemp has landed a big architectural job in St. Joe.
Helen: t'Yes. he gained his reputation by drawing the plans for the LITTLE GRAY
HOME IN THE WEST fof Savannahjf'
All's fair in love, war and the S. T. C. Gossip Derby."
Irene: "What did you have for luncheon today?"
Ermil: "I don't know, I ate at Residence Hall."
Dean Barnard pacifying Russel Hamilton: "It is better to be broke than never to have
loved at all."
Nevertheless, it could be worse. Suppose the Tower was published daily.
Coach Lawrence: "Joy and Pierpoint are not taking the proper exercise I asked."
Coach Iones: "You told them to exercise with dumbfbells and I saw them out walking
with a couple of Residence Hall girls last night."
LO. THE INTELLECTUAL SENIOR HEAD
He is Scholastic. He is an E student.
He dwelleth among his own classrnen.male and female alike, and talketh confidentially of his
art of advertising. He letteth his neighbor talk and he keepeth silent and discourseth long with
Vesta. He weareth not ranger hats or red neckties but he mocketh not the wearers thereof.
When he wanteth knowledge he lodgeth himself in a classroom and weareth the knowing
look of the Senior. but the Instructor's questions misseth the Senior for she knoweth the look of
the knowing. p t
ut we know in our heart that we too would be scholastic of E standing-BUT for the
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lack of the Instruc.tor's understanding.
Web Young: "I told my girl what I thought of her last night after the Carnival."
Jason: "What did she say?"
Web: "I love you, too."
There was a hush in Assembly, an ominous statement was about to be made. Everyone
knew it as Mr. Lamkin had just donned that look for making distasteful announcements and
cleared his throat three times. . - A . I
"I regret to state." Prexy began. "er-er-that eight students of this institution are not
seated according to their class standing. . G .
"The names of these persons are known to me personally. I will give them until 4:20 to
report to my office. Failure to do so will mean automatic dismissalfer-that is all.
By 4:30 four hundred students had called at Mr. Lamkin's office.
"Hmfmm" chuckled Mr. Lamkin to Miss Hudson, "I thought there were several out of
their places this morning.
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Of wondrous hueg
Vfhose glit'ring golden sheen
Was but a frame
I made a Song
O .lilting note
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To sing that
I love You!
I built a Shrine
Of gold and stone
In a sea of sparkling wine-
A place to worship
Gordon Roach, '27
I built my castle Hope
On the marge of Lake Despair
Where I was wont to grope
When 'You had seemed unfair!
I built the walls of Love
Without a doubting thought
While on those walls above
With Love your name I wrought!
So you think out of place
A cloud on my face?
Ilm a human life you,
And in everyone's life
fI'here's bound to be strifeg
Else why canyt the rose
Keep its dew?
Now the dew on the rose,
As everyone knows,
Sweeter and lovelier, too.
If you donlt like the flower
When dark clouds lower,
It isn't the rose, .
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Since then the Lake Despair
Has moved away from mei
It matters not just where,
I live in Hope, you see!
Gordon Roach, '27
Thru life's every mile
It's lovely to smileg
If your smile can't be true,
If a cloud's on your face
It's a sign your heart's
Broken in two.
And when hearts are sad,
Theylll never be glad
'Til a friend
Scatters clouds from your view
'Then they roll far away,
The sun comes your way,
And-you're happy again!
Ah! It's true!
Qrpha Stewart, '2 5
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Extra llqiilifmortts off, ttllace Sttirolllleir
The Stroller, being a very busy person indeed, keeps her eyes open to other things even
though she is studying all the time. He is especially interested in the Tower, and ankious to
get hers, has peeped into the "workshop" several times. Every time that she has taken a glance
into the room, Tubby Cook has been present, either walking the floor, perched on a table in
the center of the room teasing a girl. The Stroller has wondered if Grace Foster couldn't fill
her office as Editorfin-Chief much better if she didn't have to dodge land slides and climb over
hills to get to her work.
The latest effort for improvements in and about the college this spring is the installation of
glass doors in the Conservatory of Music which is in the basement of the "dorm," This im'
provement would meet a twoffold need, Hrst, those within the Conservatory could practice and
recite without interruption by "investigators" from upstairs, and, second, those without could
more easily satisfy their curiosity by being able to see inside.
We hear that Dean Barnard has left the Dormitory. We do not know what ulterior
motive prompted this action, but we do know that Ned Colbert is now staying home of evenings.
Mr. Hake says that Hell is paved with good intentionsg Dr. james says that Heaven is paved
with gold bricks, Temple says the Dorm is paved with bliss, and Duane Whitford says the
Dean's office is paved withl?
The Stroller has been very interested in collecting some characteristic idiosyncrasies of the
faculty and a little bird has told us the following:
Mr. Clough-Biggest broadcasting station south of Shenandoah.
Mr. Jones+Just 'Peten who is accustomed to standing with his back to the wall at certain
Miss Martin-She give such long lectures on studying that the ordinary student can only
absorb oneffourth of them.
Miss Terhune-It has been said that when she comes to class with her hat off her students
know her not-she's better looking with her hat on, however.
Mr. Rogers-Did you bring your signed excuse for your absence?
Mr. Rickenbrode-lDid you ever hear Mr. Rickenbrode bark? A barking dog never bites.
Mr. Cook-All right, students, we'll take our proverbial ten pages.
Mr. Colbert-Should be an ethics teacher. Can discuss anything from calculus to honey'
Mr. Annett-Paderewski, after losing his hair.
Mr. Lamkin-"Aren't you students going to the assembly?"
Mr. Glenn-'Tm busy, my office hour is at ten."
Margaret Franken-You'd better get to work or I'll flunk you flat in practice teaching.
Katherine Franken-"My goodness! I've forgotten, did I have an appointment with you?5'
Mr. Foster-"Students, students, you must read between the lines and think between the
Miss Dykes-"I am shocked to think that students don't know enough to capitalize the
names of the days of the week."
Miss Delsuce-Does anyone know whether she met her class today or not? I stayed
twenty minutes, then I left.
Mr. Lawrence+Has a good vocabulary, uses it fluently at times.
Mr. Keller-Moral questions, including matrimony. are his hobby.
Miss Hudson-An ambassador to the president.
Miss Hopkins-A kind word and a gentle smile for everyone.
Miss I-Ielwig-It "kaun't" be done.
Mr. Phillips-"I'll grant you that within limits that is true" fbeing very careful to shake
his spectacles with his right hand while speakingj.
Mr. Loomis-He is as definite as infinity.
Mr. Leesom-A mosquito is the concrete incarnation of the mystery of evil.
Mr. Miller-Constructive criticism has never hurt anyone+he gives it as a cure for public
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The Jumping can
Senorita Pepita Gonzales was annoyed. Every motion of the old hammock she lay in
disclosed that. It swung back and forth indignantly as the Senorita pushed it forcibly with her
"But I love you, Senoritaf' insisted Parfirio Bruz.
"If you do, leave me alone," came the emphatic answer of the Senorita.
"But your mother has just the same as placed you in the marriage market. She has offered
you to any man with a fortune who will marry you. I have come to present myself as a suitorf'
"I don't love you, Parfiriof'
The young man shrugged.
"Do you love any of them? But why don't you love me? I'm young, handsome, and
rich. You know that I alwaysll'
"That's just the reason. Always you have gotten just anything that you wanted, from
sombreros to the finest ranch in the whole state of Sonora." '
But Senorita, --"
"Never mind. I'm going to show you that you can't get me by just merely snapping your
fingers at me as you would at your dog."
"Go home now, Senor. You may come again tonight. We shall talk it over then."
She watched him ride away into the desert. The now gently swinging hammock showed
that the Senorita was thinking.
Senorita Peuita lived with her widowed mother, near Hermosillo, in rather straightened
circumstances. The Senorita's mother was anxious for her daughter to marry well, to replenish
the emptied family coffers, and without exactly offering her for sale, let it be known that her
daughter was in the marriage market. lwfany suitors had presented themselves at the once hand'
some but not dilapidated rural hacienda, where the mother and daughter lived. The two chief
suitors were Parhrio Bruz, a handsome young cattleman, with a ranch of his own, and a swarthy
personage by the name of Antonio de Sanchez, who had been a general under the late Pancho
Villa, and who still wielded a powerful influence. Both were wellftofdo and the Senorita's mother
would have been quite content with either match, but the Senorita certainly did not wish to
marry yet. She and her mother had had many heated arguments about the injustness of it.
But, Madre mia, I tell you that I don't love either of them."
"That is not the question," replied the Senora. "This is not to be a marriage for love."
"But why must I marry?"
Because, we cannot live in these circumstances any longer.
"But I am so young--only nineteen. And besides, I don't want to marry ,yet."
You are the priettiest and most clever girl in the whole State of Sonora. Yes, you will
marry well," answered the mother. .
"Oh, you are cruel!" cried the girl.
As the Senorita reclined in the gently moving hammock she was rudely aroused from her
reverie by the quick gallop of a cavalry hourse, and she recognized it as being that of Antonio
A feeling of disgust swept over her. She hated the mockery of this selling of her life,
her very soul! Yet if it must be she would get it over with quickly. She could not endure any
longer the torture that it was inflicting upon her. She knew that there was no escape from it,
so as if meeting her Fate, she turned to greet the commanding figure of the swarthy "general"
"Buenos dias, Senor Sanchez. You have come early, but not so early as Senor Bruzf'
"The Senor might just as well stay at home and tend to his own business. He is not going
to marry you. I have come to have your final answer."
"Senor Bruz came for that same purpose," she ventured.
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"I am sure that the Senorita would never consent to be the wife of Senor Bruz. Will not
the Senorita marry me?"
'iBut I do not love you, Senor. I hate you! You are cruel and wicked!"
"Do you love Parfirio Bruz," he asked.
.The girl hesitated. "I hate both of you," she cried passionately. 'LYou steal my happiness,
my joy! You take away all the pleasure of my life! I hate both of you!"
"But your mother says you must marry," reminded the "general," -
"Si, Senor, I know."
"Then why not choose'now?" he urged. '
"Oh, I can't! Go away, Senor. Come back tonight. I shall give you your answer then."
Pepita Gonzales watched her second suitor ride away into the desert, then she wandered out
into her garden, the only remaining place of beauty around the old hacienda. As she wandered
about she realized that perhaps she should never again walk through her old Mexican garden as
she was walking through it now. She had just a few hours more to decide. Which one should
she choose? Pepita had her own ideas as to marriage. She firmly believed that love should be
its controlling factor, and she felt sure that she did not love either of them, then too, she must
give Senor Bruz his long needed lesson.
Walking down an old path, she espied a queer weed, and a brilliant idea came to her. Of
course. How stupid of her not to have thought of that long ago. She would not have to choose.
They should gamble for her with the jumping bean!
The jumping bean is no new thing-though it has not been extensively know in the United
States. It is not really a "bean" at all, but a seed capsule pod of the species of weed called
the spurge. A certain kind of moth lays its eggs on this plant, and the tiny larva, or caterpillar,
soon after it is hatched from the eggs, bores its way into the soft, undeveloped pod. As the pod
grows larger and harder, something like an irregularly shaped bean, the caterpillar inside also
grows, and hollows out the inside of the pod as a home for itself. If left in its natural state, it
eventually bores its way out and becomes a moth, just as the butterfly caterpillar bursts its
cocoon and becomes a butterfly.
It is the movement of this caterpillar inside the bean that causes it to jump. The cater'
pillar attaches itself by the head, with elastic strands which it weaves as a spider does, to one
side of the interior of the bean, and with these strands catapults itself headffirst against the side
of its house, causing it sometimes actually to "jump" an inch or even higher from the ground.
With other threads it is partially able to guide the direction of the movement. Instinct teaches
it that it develops best in a moderate tempertaure, and and the result is that as soon as it feels
excessive warmth it begins jumping to move into a different temperature.
Beyond the Rio Grande, this Mexican "jumping bean" takes the place of dice as the chief
national gambling pastime, more exciting even than poker or "African golf." The game is
simple. They make a chalk circle three or feet in diameter on the hard earth, or on the floor.
Each gambler places his bean in the center of the circle and then bet their sombreros on which
bean will nrst jump or roll outside the circle.
just at sunset Parhrio Bruz started toward the old Mexican haciendo with a heavy heart.
His handsome face was darkened by thoughts of what the evening's events might bring forth.
He loved Pepita. He had told her upon several occasions but she had refused to listen to hirn,
and tonighthe was blaming himself because he had not been more bold and forceful. He had
been too powerless in her presence. He had sat in speechless wonder and watched her deftly turn
the conversation into other channels. She had always put him off as she had this morning,
telling him he was selfish. She was right. He could go to any town and claim any girl he
wanted, but Pepitas seemed to always escape him, to always get the better of him. He should
have more of the commanding attitude of Senor Antonio de Sanchez.
That worthy person was at that moment riding toward Young Bruz. They met not far
from the home of Pepita.
"The Senor Bruz is going to receive the beautiful Senorita's hnal answer, tonight?" ques'
tioned the older man. x
"I am, Senor. And you?"
"The charming Senorita will marry me, tomorrow," drawled the powerful man slowly and
Bruz was hurt and angry.
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'LWe shall see, Senor," he replied.
"Yes, we shall see," said the Senor Antonio dc Sanchez, evenly.
They arrived at the house and were met at the door by Senora Gonzales.
"Pepita will be down, directly," she told them.
The unhappy girl entered the room, beautiful in her attire of lace, mantilla, and festal
Parhrids hands clenched at his side and he stepped toward her as if to take her in his arms.
"Pepital" he whispered.
Senor Sanchez smiled broadly, and a very satished expression settled upon his repulsive face.
"You are very beautiful, Senoritaf' he said, bowing very low.
"Here is your answer," she said and stretched forth her hand, in which lay two jumping
'LGamble for you!" exclaimed Parfirio.
"The Senorita has indeed done a very wise thing," said the "general," approvingly. "The
Senorita must know that I am the best gambler near here," he added. He seemed indeed, quite
Parfirio stared at Pepita. Gamble for her? He could not conceive of the idea. He loved
her too much to bargain for her in such a common manner. But as usual she had her way
before he could ind words to check her, by saying, "A ring has been prepared on the earthen
floor of the patio. Come! Here are your beans." As she glanced up at Parfirio, she gave a
start of surprise. Why did he look at her in such a manner? She looked up at him again, and
then Pepita met her fateg for at last the will of Parfirio had come into its own, dominating hers.
Through his eyes she read his heart. A doubt flashed through her mind that he could never
gamble against Antonio de Sanchez. Because of that and of the shock of the suddenness of her
discovery she did not flash back to him the answer that lay in her heart.
And thus went Parnrio into a losing game, heartsick and discouraged. He knew the repuf
tation of his opponent-and then, too, what was the use? Pepita did not love him.
With muttered prayers to the Holy Virgin, each placed his jumping bean in the center of
Pepita was speechless. She knew now that she loved Parfirio, but she had been too hasty.
It was too late.
She looked at the two men. Parfirio looked sad and disappointed. He looked upon the
game uninterestedly. Her heart went out to him in his grief. She glanced at Antonio and
shuddered. He looked like a fiend, a devil, in his delight.
The little beans, startled into activity by the heat of the torches, began to twitch and jump
and roll, first this way and then that.
Pepita could endure it no longer. Before either bean had moved more than a few inches
she made a last attempt by screaming, 'Stop it! You must stop. I will marry-Parfirio Bruz!"
But it was too late, Antonio de Sanchez protested. The Senora took sides with him.
a Shameless girl, you refused to choose when a choice was offered you, and now you shall
marry the man whose bean Hrst jumps outside the circle!" '
The game went on. The little beans leaped, pitched, and bounded around the enclosure.
Pepita fastened her eyes upon Parfirio's bean. It skipped and danced around and Pepita knew
it was going to win her happiness. But her pleasure vanished when her eyes saw the second
"bean" leap to within one inch of the white mark. She leaned forward, her face white and
drawn and she prayed to the Holy Virgin to keep it within the circle. She saw that Parfirio was
beside himself-since she had announced her decision, he had taken a new interest in the
gameaand she heard Antonio de Sanchez swear delightedly under his breath.
Paririo cried aloud for joy when his "bean" jumped a fraction ahead of Antonio's "bean,"
and Pepita clapped her hands for joy-oh. he would win, he must won!-but her face blanched
and she sobbed pitiously as Antonio's ubeanu took a second bound, to land an inch fully
without the circle.
Antonio de Sanchez had won.
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O'er every modern luxury there lies
The shade of ancient ha-rdship. He who flies
Across the continent on wings of gauze
Threads the thin paths of meteors because
His fathers, wingless, earthfbound, as they grouped
Through marsh and jungle, upward gazed and hoped.
The pioneers who broke the virgin soil
Ne'er garnered half the harvest of their toil.
To them the weary days behind the plow!
To them the weary seed time! Others reap
Today where'er they sowed. To them is-sleep!
E. G. McLaughlin.
"It's my heart," he explained to himself,-"my heart. I guess I'm getting old." Old Man
Baldwin staggered across the worn floor of his little store and slumped wearily down in the
aldffashioned splintfbottom chair in the doorway. He gasped for breath a few times, then lifted
a letter with fingers that trembled and read it again, slowly, through eyes that were dimmed with
age and toil and tears.
He would have to give it up now, this little store that had been his for so long. It wasn't
much of a store, just an old frame building that he had built back in seventyfthree, just a little
general store that didn't have any trade in these days of cars and mailforder houses. But it was
the place where his heart was and he didn't want to give it up. Four hundred dollars by Monday
or be ruined! That was the ultimatum. He had been expecting something of the sort ever since
the mortgage had fallen due a month before. But he didn't think John Atherton would force
payment like this, John had lots of money and didn't need to ruin an old man. Somehow he
iad had the faith of a child that everything would be all right in the endg but here was the letter,
,o sudden and so imperative that he was stunned. Monday-and this was Thursday!
He held the letter long after he became unconscious that it was still in his hands, and his
eyes moved laboriously over the lines again and again, despite the fact that the message they
bore had burned into his brain the first time he read it. The terrible message sank deeper and
deeper into his heart and he became limp and halffconscious. Great tears slid down his wrinkled
face and fell unheeded on the letter, on his worn dusty suit, and on the rough boards of the
To him four hundred dollars was almost a fortune. He had never had the shrewdness
in business that makes for fortune building. He was a man who had a childflike faith in
humanity and a generosity toward those less fortunate than he, which had made his little store
a Hnancial failure. He could not borrow the four hundred, and he couldn't earn it, for his
store had no customers any more.
Here he sat, despondent, weeping like a child, he was an old man, hopelessly, hopelessly old.
These were the days when he should be living comfortably on the fruits of his life of toil. These
were the days when he should be resting before a pleasant Ere with his grandchildren clustered
about him. Instead, he had ia burden on his heart the like of which he had never known before,
and had only one child, Lucy, a spinster of fortyfhve, whose ingratitude and terrible temper made
his life miserable, but whom he worshipped with all the fatherflove he would liked to have
lavished upon many children and grandchildren.
There was, however, one way in which he might get the money. A delicate sense of honor
had prevented his considering it seriously before, it had seemed too much like taking money
from the spirits of the deadg but the need was so imperative that he thought it all .over and
decided to try it. His mind traveled swiftly back over the years and he lived again in his
young manhood and thought over the cricumstance through which he could claim the money.
The town vanished from before his eyes and he saw a lone cabin in the midst of a great
forest in western Iowa. A onefroom cabin fashioned of crude logs, a cabin whose building had
been a work of love and within whose walls there was more peace and more of the home spirit
than could be found in any millionaire's mansions.
Well he remembered their coming to the little clearing. There had been long days of rough
traveling through the dense and dangerous undergrowth and then one afternoon he halted the
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covered wagon by the side of a little stream and leaped to the ground. Ah, he was young and
stalwart then, and handsome enough to turn the heart of any maid! He stood straight and tall
and fearless and looked back east where lay the long road over which they had come. There
was the home of his boyhood, and there was civilization. He looked westward where the sun
had cut a slant yellow path through the dense foliage. ,Hei looked down at the little stream
at his feet, running clear and swift through the glade. Then he looked up at the darkening
sky and there was something in his eyes that cannot be put into words. He had heard the
challenge of the great untamed west and had accepted! And the look in his eyes said, "I have
run well thus far," and also, "I will not turn back."
He turned toward the wagon and called softly, "Mary,"
"Mary, dear, this is our home."
"Home," she repeated softly.
"Our new home," he echoed like a benediction.
So these two came into the wilderness with unlimited' courage, with love for each other,
and with the fear of God in their hearts, and the wilderness could not but respond to their
touch. By fall a rude little cabin nestled close against the thick undergrowth of the forest and
enough had been stored away in the leanfto of the cabin to carry them through the winter months.
With the Hrst frost came another wagon to the clearing, and Sidney Allen and his pretty
French wife were welcomed with open arms, for the Baldwins longed for human companionishp.
The two families shared the same cabin, the same joys and sorrows through that awful winter.
Hunger came, and cold, and sickness, but with the first warm, sweet breezes from the south their
vigor and courage returned.
Baldwin and Sidney were like brothers and all through the summer they worked together.
Crops were sown and gathered and another cabin was built in the clearing. Two winters passed,
and by then the settlement boasted twelve cabins, twelve families who had answered the lure of
Baldwin built his store building in seventyfthree and served the village as harness mender,
Storekeeper, and blacksmith. He was also preacher and school teacher. The children of the
town came to him every afternoon to receive instruction in ciphering, and it was he who read
the comforting Scripture whenever one of their number was laid away in the grave.
Sidney looked upon Baldwin as an older brother and brought all his troubles to him. He
needed a new horse, and Baldwin loaned him the money. He couldn't pay his store bill and
Baldwin gave him credit. When he needed a new plow, or his wife was ill, or his crop failed,
he came to Baldwin as a son to a father and the matter was attended to. Not that Baldwin
was rich, but he had a heart as big as his smile and a friendship as strong as the clasp of his
hand. Sidney once mentioned the matter of giving notes for the debts, but the other only
"The word of a friend, my boy, is better than awrtiten agreement. I know you will pay
when you are able."
One October afternoon when the purple haze hung low over the treetops and the log cabins,
when the lazy smoke of evening fires curled up from the clearing, tragedy came to the Village.
Young Sidney was busy clearing the tract of land back of his cabin and the sharp rhythmic
stroke of his ax rang clear in the still air. Suddenly there was a mighty crash as the tree fell,
one scream of pain, and silence. They picked him up a few moments later and carried him,
limp and unconscious, into his cabin. Baldwin, on the scene in an instant, sent immediately to
New Market, thirty miles away, for a doctor, and Baldwin and his wife kept a vigil in the sick
room through the long night.
Just as morning came fresh and cool over the fields, there in the same room where her hus'
band lay near death, the wife of young Allen gave birth to a son. In the same rude little room
were the two great mysteries of life, birth and death, and both were as mysterious and won'
derful in a frontier cabin as they would have been in a king's palace.
So Sidney looked upon his son before he died and thanked God that he had been spared
long enough for that.
That afternoon the doctor took the man's hand and told him he was near death.
"I don't mind going, Doc, only' on account of my boy, here, and the little wife." His
eyes, bright with fever, sought hers across the room and there was complete understanding be-
tween them. When she spoke it was softly, through her tears:
"We'll miss you, Sidney, the boy and I, but l've named him Sidney Allen, and he'll grow
up to be
a good man like you."
A long silence, heavy with unspoken words.
"We've been very happy together, Jean."
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':That we have, Sidney. I can always be better because of the remembering of these
Sidney caught his breath in a sob.
"Co to sleep, little Jean, and we'll talk again tomorrow."
He was growing very weak now. At last he spoke and the two men leaned down to catch
the words. .
"Can't you brace me up a little, Doc, so I can talk to Baldwin?"
"It will shorten your life several hours."
"No matter, I must talk to him."
So the two friends talked long together and looked deep into each others eyes, for they
knew they soon must part.
"I want to tell you, Baldwin, that I am not afraid to go."
"I know it, my lad. You will be brave."
"Brave, yes. But the wife, Baldwin, and little Sidney---, if I could just live for them!"
"Dont worry, .my boy. Mary and I will see that they get through the winter, and when
the trail IS open again, she can go back to Vermont if she wants to."
Sidney seemed satisfied. After a long moment he said: .
"There is one thing, my debt to you."
"Let that be forgotten."
"No, it is a debt that will be paid. I cannot live to pay it, but my boy, he will live to be
a great and good man, and he will pay." He turned his head painfully and looked across the
room at his sleeping wife and child.
"Little Sidney," he spoke softly and the tears were streaming down the pale cheeks, "my
son, there is a duty that is laid upon you before you are a day old. It is a debt of honor, little
one, and some day-some-day-" ' '
His voice trailed away into silence. The two men gripped hands in the stillness of the
oncoming night and in a moment the hands of the younger had grown cold and stiff.
Baldwin drew back, astonished! Sidney was gone! So this was death, this cruel, white
stillness that had cut him off in his best years and left a cold, lifeless form to be laid beneath
That was a terrible winter. The still cold hung over the world for months without a break.
The Baldwin family sacrificed to care for the delicate French widow and her child. Lucy had
no coat that winter, they had meat only once every two days, they sold one of the horses when
the baby was taken ill, the money they had saved for a new carpet went to send Mrs. Allen and
the baby back to Vermont. But somehow Baldwin was happy, for he had kept his word to
Old Man Baldwin shifted his position and his mind returned to the present.
,lean Allen had married again back East, he recalled, and her son was now a successful
lawyer in Chicago. Would it be all right to go and see the boy? If he was as wealthy as they
said, it would be no burden for him to pay the debt now. And four hundred dollars would
save him and Lucy. The old man wasn't thinking of himself, but of Lucy. Mary had been dead
these twenty years and Lucy kept house for him. She wouldn't have any husband to care for her
after he was goneg and somehow he felt that he was going soon now. If he could just pay the
debt, then' Lucy could sell everything after he was dead. Yes, he would go and see young
Allen and tell him all about it.
He arose from the chair with more alacrity than usual, locked up the store ,and started
home. He stopped at the railroad station on his way home:
"Tom, how much is a ticket to Chicago?"
The agent was dumfounded.
"No one, just going to Chicago." Baldwin didn't want to be questioned. This was his
own affair and he wanted to work it out his own way.
"Fifteen dollars," the agent turned to his telegraph key. Old Baldwin stood undecided for
a moment, then went on home.
Arriving there he reached up on the clock shelf and took down a little vase. He poured
its contents on the table. Dimes, quarters, and halffdollars there! were, the money they had
started to save for Lucy's college education. When mother died she had to give it up, and
the money had been used, little by little, until there remained only twenty dollars and ua half.
Well, when he got the money, he would have plenty to get his ticket home besides paying the
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He slept the sleep of a child that night. Qnce he turned over in his sleep and murmured.
"It will be all right. Sidney is a man like his father. He will pay."
Next morning when the train sped eastward over gleaming rails, there crouched in the far
corner of a seat a little old man who semed to be frightened by the noise and who stared timidly
and childishly at the passengers. He hadn't told Lucy. She wouldn't have let him come. She
would have written a letter. But Lucy didn't know. She didn't understand. She couldn't
explain it like he could. Anyway, she would be surprised when he came back with the money
and told her.
On and on the train sped. It seemed queer to be riding on a train. He hadn't been on a
train for-let's see-five years now. That was when his brother's wife died at Mercer. A year
before that his niece at Clearmont had died and he had gone to the funeral. But always Lucy
was along. She knew so much about tickets and checks for grips. Q'
Chicago at last! Great, bristling, roaring Chicago, where Big Business is king, and all is
hurry and rush and noise. She asks of every man:
"What have you to give me?" And if he has not youth, or strength, or money, or talent,
he is cast aside like a discarded cloak. So the old man of eighty, coming into the impersonal,
roaring surge of city life was tossed carelessly here and there. He walked aimlessly with the
crowd, not knowing what to do or where to go. Finally, tired and despairing, he approached a
"Can you tell me, sir, where to find 'Sidney Allen, the lawyer?"
The cop was a young Irishman who had a heart in him and he said:
'Tll look him up for you."
So the name was found in the directory of lawyers and lzate that afternoon old man Baldwin
stood just inside a magnificent white stone building and read on a brass plate on the wall.
"Sidney Allen, lawyer, 1306."
"Elevator going up!" a voice so close beside him that he was frightened. There was a
youngster in a blue uniform peering out through the iron fretfwork of a queer little gateflike
door. The door slid open and the boy beckoned.
"Where do you want to go?"
"I want to see Sidney Allen, the lawyer." Theold man cast wary glances inside the
cageflike little room and stepped in slowly.
"1306,l' the boy chirped, and before the man realized it he was whisked up into the air
with a jerk that sent his heart up into his mouth and took all the breath out of him. Up and
up they shot with a swiftness that was sickening and at last an abrupt stop sent the blood
pounding madly in his temples. He staggered dizzily as he stepped out.
"What's the matter?" queried the boy.
"It's my heart," he explained, "my heart, I guess I'm getting old."
Down the long whiteftiled floor he walked, past many heavy mahogany doors. The door
at the end of the hall caught his eye, for it was 1306.
A great wave of tenderness swept toward the man behind that door. He was Sidney's boy!
Seemed like his own son. If he had only had a son! He would want his boy to be a big strong
fellow like Sidney was. He knew what Sidney Junior would be like, how he would grasp his
hand and be glad to talk about his father. It was pioneers like his father who had made this
sort of thing possible, this great city, this wonderful building, and the success of Sidney Allen,
- He entered the door a bit timidly and a halffdozen people in the waiting room turned a
curious stare upon the queer looking old man who seemed to have stepped out of a previous
generation. A trim little office boy approached him.
"See Mr. Allen?"
"Be about an hour," the boy went on cheerfully, "you can wait, though," and he pointed
to a chair.
Baldwin dropped into a chair and tried to be at ease, but the eyes of the other people in
the room embarrassed him. There was a dashing young flapper in a bright sport suit who stared
at him rudely all the while she was not adding more rouge to her already crimson cheeks. There
were several young fellows with the air of having seen much of life ,who cast amused and cynical
glances from behind newspapers.
Ah, well, the old man recovered himself, it would be all right when he got to see Sidney.
He knew the boy would laugh when' he told him about the time they had a dance at the school
house and somebody put gun powder in the stove. Then there was the timei
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So lost in pleasant memories, he awaited his turn. Finally a boy tapped him on the shoulder
and he followed into a wellfequipped office where half a dozen typewriters clicked incessantly
and where several men and women hurried here and there with their hands full of papers.
There was a stir in the office as he entered, and a giggle rippled over the row of typists. The
men winked at each other and smiled. l
In the far corner of the room was the man he had come to see, his sleek, wellfgroomed head
bent over the papers before him. When Baldwin had reached the desk, Allen looked up and
Look the old man in at a glance, a long, searching, impersonal glance.
There was something in the crisp, businessflike tone, in the cool hard glance that stunned
Baldwin like a blow in the face.
"Are you,i" he'choked. "Are you Sidney Allen?"
"What do you want?" the great lawyer was in a hurry. There didn't seem to be much
.noney in this old man.
"I knew your father when he died. We were pioneers togtherf' His tone was like that
of a condemned man pleading for someone to listen.
"I never saw my father." The lawyer was not interested. He drummed nervously on the
great mahogany desk with his polished finger nails.
The story came out slowly, wearily, as though the speaker were so tired he could not frame
.he words without great effort.
L'Your father was younger than I. I helped him get started. I loaned him money several
times and gave his credit at the store." He paused. The lawyer was hardly listening. His eyes
were on the paper in front of him. The desk seemed to widen. It seemed that Allen was a
mile away and that between them there stretched an interminable plain of polished mahogany.
He would have to shout to be heard. His throat became parched and dry. He cleared" it with a
queer sound. Allen glanced up. Desperately, frantically, the old man floundered on, straining
every nerve to make himself heard across that long shining distance.
"Your father was killed by a falling tree. He died before he could pay' meg but he
promised that if I ever needed the money you would pay the debt. And now I need--"
"Have you any notes to show that my father owed you money?"
"No" He thought the din of the typewriters would drive him frantic. His mind reeled.
He wanted to sink down and cry. With one great effort he recovered his voice.
"No-1" he repeated, "just his promise that he would pay."
L'Well, you couldn't collect anything according to law, you know." The great lawyer lifted
an eyebrow and glanced at an office boy. The interview was over.
The boy took the old man by the arm and led him out the door and through the waiting
room. Ah, they could stare now, the young flappers and the clever business men, but Baldwin
saw nothing, felt nothing.
The door of 1306 closed behind him. He reeled and staggered down the hall a few steps,
his breath coming in short, quick gasps.
'LIt's my heart," he explained to himself, 'Lmy heart-my heart?" he repeated it me
chanically over and over.
Then quietly and slowly he sank down in the nearest doorway, a pitiful, huddled little form.
He was so tired!
A few short gasps-one long shuddering breath-and all was still.
Inside 1306 the typewriters of big business clicked incessantly, but he did not hear.
-ELIZABETH D. MILLS.
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We, the Tower Staff, take this opportunity of ex-
tending to the students, faculty, and officers of adminf
istration our appreciation for the cofoperation manif
fested in the creation of this, The Tower of '25. The
interest and patronage shared by everyone in the various
projects used in financing the undertaking have meant
much toward the assurance of success. To all those
who made contributions in art and literary work or in
any other manner we give our thanks. The task of
compiling this yearbook has not been a small one, but
we do not begrudge the time nor the labor. If we have
produced a product worthy of your pride all our
efforts have been rewarded.
Our sincere wish is that this annual may be to you
a living picture of the activities, of the familiar scenes
and faces, and of a happy college life at S. T. C.
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